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WASHINGTON, D. C. WEDNESDAY JBTENING, AUGUST 7, 1895.
VO!L. 1. NO. 3.
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JOIN THECBTFOR LIGHT
District Officials Indorse the
Crusade Against Darkness.
WHAT CHIEF MOOEE SAYS
Stygian Parks, Alley and Street
Cause Crime to FloarlsU Acci
dents Duo to Luck of Lamps on
Thorouglifures They Are In Ac
cord WltU tbe Crusade.
Tlie article In the Morning Times of to
day. Leaded "No Light in Dark Places,"
and calling attention to the insufficient
lighting of many of the public parks, has
given rise to much talk and favorable
It is the general opinion that it is a move
Jn the right direction, and will eventually
lead to an appropriation by Congress
looking to the better illumination of
public places in this city.
The darkness which pervades the parks
at night Is admitted to be a temptation
for all kinds of crimes to be practiced
within their precincts. More than once
have desperate robberies been consum
mated in them and suicides have frequently
selected the most beautiful squares to
consummate their purpose of self-destruction.
"I see that The Times has begun to agi
tate the matter of light, or rather lack of
light, in the public parks and alleys," said
Assistant Attorney for the District Pugh
this afternoon. "It is a good move. The
parks referred to In to-day's Morning
Tiroes are dangerous to pass through at
night, not alone because of the possibility
cWefng'hcld up by footpads or assaulted
by thugs, but because it is frequently so
dark that the ordinary obstructions can
not be seen. The alleys, or a great many of
them, are In just the same condition, and.
In spite of the repeated references that
have been made to tbr matter by public
District officials, there seems to be no
CHIEF PARRIS' EXPERIENCE.
"Yes, tbe parks should be better lighted,"
said Chief Parris, yebomently. 'There
should be electric llghtB on long poles all
through the parks. It is dangerous to
walk through any of thorn, and tbe risk
to llfi and limb is great when one is
driving. I responded to an alarm of fire
at Twelfth and Water streets southwest
in my gig some time ago and drove through
the park. Tbe call was urgent, and I was
In a hurry, so traveled pretty fast. I
supposed that I was in the right road
couldn't see anything at all when sud
denly my horse ran plump over one of the"
park benches. Fortunately, nothing but
the bench was hurt; but it shows tbe need
for more light in our public reservations."
Major William O. Moore, superintendent
of police, has referred to the lack of lights
In tbe parks, lu his annual report to Con
gress', and was very emphatic this after
noon In his commendation of the movement
started by Tbe Morning Times. He said
that it ought not to be confined to the
parks and alleys alone, but tbo lack of
lights In the streets alfo needed attention.
A short time ago, he said, a high army
orflclaf was driving at night and was un
able to distinguish the curb from the
street. The horre became frightened at
something, and the driver, unable to foe
where to turn him, pulled him into the
sidewalk and the whole party was thrown
out, tbe officer sustaining severe injuries.
"There are several parks in the city
"which I certainly would not feel like
going through at night," said the major,
"without a bulldog In my pecket. It's a
good thing to encourage, and I hope The
Times will keep it up."
LIGIITS IN THE ALLETS.
Chief Clerk Bylvester, of the police
department, said, speaking of tbe article:
"It is a matter that has been referred
to with great frequency by the super
intendent of police in his annual reports,
but, while It has been of great Interest
to the citizens of tbe Dulstrlct, Congress
has paid little attention to the needs
of the city In that direction. In many
'cities alleys are lighted by a string of
electric lights being run through tbem,
and I think It would be a good idea
to try such a scheme here. The lack of
light Is on of the greatest hindrances
the police of tbe city have to contend
with, and I hope It will bo remedied soon."
Lieut. Hollluberger, inspector and chief
of detectives, said:
"Those are just the places where light
should be placed. The percentage of
crime committed in such places under the
cove,- of darkness is too great to be lightly
considered, and It would not exist If the
proper steps were taken to illuminate the
parks and alleys. Evil-doers shun the light,
but they revel in the gloom and darkness
so common to public reservations. I bope
Tbe Times will push the matter to a finish,
and that the crusade It has inaugurated will
be carried to a successful climax."
Will Not Give lu.
Terre Haute, Ind., Aug. 7. Tbe bitu
minous coal operators of tbe State held
a prolonged meeltng here last night. They
say that they will not concede tbe de
mand of the men for GO cents, but will bold
out for tbe 81 cents, tbe differential price
on the Pittsburg price jmtil October, when
the advance is to be made.
Frederick Engels Dead.
London, Aug., 7. Dr. Frederick Engels,
famous Socialist and writer upon social
economics and translator of Earl Marx's'
"Das Kapitai," died 1b London yesterday.
He was one of tbe most notable exiles of
1848, and has since bis exportation lived
most of tbe time at London.
I concerning' several
of the local and tele
graphic news features
in this issue of the
Evening Times will be
found in to-morrow's
NO MOTS AT SALVADOR.
Reports of Disturbances There Denied
Try Good Authority.
New Tort, Aug. 7. A special dispatch
to tbe Times from Panama says:
Authentic advices from Salvador con
tradict tbe exaggerated reports that are
circulated of the condition of political
affairs there. They do not ruetain the an
nouncements that are made of riots in
tbe republic, nor adverse criticisms, of
President Cuticrrei endeavors to main
tain order and peace in every corner of
the country, is tolerant, and gives general
satisfaction. He is riccerely supported by
all clasics" of tbe people and Salvador's
most valuable citizens aro his friends
A syndicate in London bas offered a
guarantee of fire millions to Salvador's
agent to carry out practically all tbe rail
ways building and projected lu tbe republic.
There are isolated cases of yellow fever
in tbe country, but their number is de
creasing and tbe dlfcase is not epidmclc.
MISS FLAGLER GIVES BOND
She Is Hold in $1,000 to Appear
Before the Grand Jury.
Sbe Returned From Baltimore To-day.
Brought Before Judge Cole, Whore '
tlie I'aper Was Signed.
Miss Betsy Flagler appeared before"
Judge Cole' at 2:08 o'clock ..this afternoon
and gave bond in tbe sum of $10,000 to
answer before the grand Jury at the fall
term for the kllVng of Edward W. Urcen.
Gen. Fecley aud Col. John W. Cassell
were accepted as her bondsmen.
It bas been understood among counsel
since the finding of the coroner's Jury
that such action would be taken, but it was
not known until this morning that Miss
Flagler would give bond to-day. Then
every effort was made on all sldeB to keep
the matter as quiet as potslble, and so
successful was tbe attempt that not two
dozen persons about tbe city ball knew
of Miss Flagnr's appearance there until
sbe had returned to the office of her at
torney, Mr. R. Boss Perry, across tbe
The young lady started from Baltimore,
where she bas been staying since the shoot
ing, shortly before. 1 o'clock, She was
accompanied by her mother and was met
at the depot by Mr. Perry and Gen.
The four went Immediately to Mr. Perry's
office. Here tbey awaited the arrival of
one of the bondsmen..
Shortly after 2 o'clock tbe four crossed
to tbe City Ball and entered Criminal
Court, No. -I.-
Judge Cole -immediately entered and a
messenger was dispatched for Assistant
District Attorneys Taggart and Jeffords.
Ou tbe. Wrong Homo.
Charlotte, N. C, Aug. 7. United States
Senator Marlon Butler, In a communication
to the Observer, regrets that the Liberty
Bell should be sent around by Tennessee
on its way to Atlanta, and not pass through
North Carolina, a state In which the first
battle of tbe revolution, Moorcs creek,
and one of tbe last decisive ones, Guilford
Court House, were fought.
Guilford Court House Is a few miles from
Greensboro', and tbe bell, if sent through
North Carolina, would pass there, as It
would Charlotte, where the Mecklenburg
declaration of Independence was signed,
May 20, 1776, and also Kings Mountain,
in sight of the place where Ferguson was
Senator Butler mentions these facts and
urges that .se bell's Itinerary be changed
so that it shall pass through this State.
Tlie Soldiers Also Looted.
London, Aug. 7. The Church Missionary
Society has received a dispatch from
Archdeacon Wolfe, sent from Foo Chow
to-day. Tbe dispatch confirms the re
port of the burying at midnight of the
charred bodies of tbe victims of the Chi
nese mob, and adds tbat the soldiers sent.
to-protect tbe mission at Kucbeng broke
Into tbe building and plundered It. Chi
nese authority cannot' be relied upon to
afford protection. Tbe ladies at other
missions have been called in.
They Will Both Recover.
London, Aug. 7. The Mrs. Seligman.
who, with her daughter, Mrs. Wllenldn.
was Injured 'yesterday by being
thrown from her carriage In Shoreham,
Is the widow of Abraham Seligman, who
was formerly a--banker In New York
city. Tbe first reports of the accident
were exaggerated. Both Mrs. Seligman
and her daughter suffered only from shock
and bruises, and they are making good
progress toward recovery.
Overhead Trolley Beauties.
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 7. A broken
trolley wire caused an accldenton a Clifford
avenue car last night, and created a panic
among tbe -fifteen passengers. The car
left tbe track with a jolt, and tbe wire
dangled about the windows, emitting
flashes and crackling. Mrs. Barbara Cregle
flung herself frpni the car and received
fatal Injuries. The conductor closed the
door, preventing the other passengers
from jumping, and thus avoiding other In
juries. Embezzler aud Suicide.
Atlanta, Co., Aug. 7. A special to the
Constitution from Covington, Ga,, says tbat
Tost master Sullivan was buried there
yesterday. Sullivan committed suicide
at Huntersviilc, N. C, Sunday. His ac
counts art said to be short ?460.
Bnrrled an Adjournment.
Fort Worth,. Tex., Aug. 7. The silver
convention, which was expected to last
two days, adjourned sine droal a late hour
Editor Evening Times: Accept my
congratulations on tbe- remarkably;
flneappearanceof the Evening Times.
I am Indeed agreeably surprised to
notice Its spring Into prominence and
popularity at ouoe. It seems to bare
misd a loug-fstt warrt. Tbat It may
enjoy Ions Hf and continued pros
perity, im tbe wish ot
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TO CAPTURE ft DELEGATE
Union Club Will Take a Hand in
the Republican Game.
LAYING WIEES SECRETLY
Both Factions Aro Whipping in Their
FollowerM For a Hot Fight Before
tbe District Nominating Conven
tion Some Issues Tbat Will Be
Decided by tbe Result.
The wheel horses of tbe Republican
party of tbe District of Columbia are
now putting In tbelr heaviest work pre
paratory for a lung pull and a strong pull
to send their respective candidates as
delegates to tbe national Republican con
vention. There have developed recently several
factions In tbe grand combination here,
and the appearance at present Is tbat
It Is tbe black against the white man,
while some are Inclined to allow the tried
and true followers to have a chance at
the plum regardless of "color or pre
vious condition." As it is known, the ques
tion of sending delegates to tbe conven
tion bas always been governed by the
Republican central committee of tbe Dis
trict of Columbia, which is composed of
representatives of tbe districts, twenty
two In number.
In consequence of some members of tbe
central committee having taken np their
residence in Maryland, their places will
have to be refilled.
CALL TO BE ISSUED.
A call will shortly be made, on those
districts where vacancies exist to name
their choice, and when this Is done a' gen
eral call will be made for tbe holding
of primaries, and tbe local convention dele
The question at Issue now Is when this
call will be made. A fair proportion of
the committee desire the ball to be set in
motion at once, while the other portion
contends tbat the time bas not' arrived,
as great work Is yet to be done In har
monizing. In conversation this morning
with one of the prominent leaders of the
party here, it was developed tbat one
means to be adopted toward harmony
was to prevent District meetings similar
to those held a few nights since, which
resolved Itself into a personal abuse meet
ing and tended to widen tue breach.
This faithful follower also said that If
the discord continued, the scenes at the
convention will outdo those of previous
years two to one, and again, it tbe dis
order tbat usually prevails at the con
vention Is renewed this year, tbe last
hope for Congress doing something toward
giving tbe District a different form of
government will bo lost.
The Union Republican Club, which meets
in room No. 144 Willard's Hotel, bar
ing a membership of about 700, and com
posed of somo of tbe prominent Republi
cans of tbe country and residing In tbo
District, have' an Idea tbat the oppor
tunity will offer Itself to send one of their
number as a delegate to tbe -national con
vention. HATE JLX EYE ON IT.
These wide-awake politicians, of which"
the club has many, are doing their work,
quietly, and in their "still hunt" they are
preparing to make a sudden break, and hope'
when It comes consternation will spread
In tbe ranks of tbe central committee and
the district olubs.
Tbe Union Crab hope to be able to dictate
as to at least. one of tbe delegates, and It
successful that person will be Mr. A, II.
Olapp. In tbe event that the club does not
decide to asks a tight for both delegates. It
U thought there might be an opportunity
to work with the other branch of the party
and push to tbe frontanother man ot tbelr
liking through the regnlat channel.
The probabilities are strong that there
will be two sets pt delegates sent from
the convention beUl.'untfer the auspices
of tbe central comtstttcet as It is thought
tbe chances for harmohyj are. very slight.
One of tbe causes assigned' for the bad
feeling existing now. Is tbat new material
Is wanted, and that the' old fellows who
have been sent to, the convention tor tbe
past twelve years should be considered
back numbers and, tbe other element of the
party be given a chance to obtain glory.
WHAT CHASE THINKS.
Editor Chose said to an Evening Times
"We shall send two good Republicans to
tbe next 'national convention, but, Carson
won't, be ,pnc of them. Why, the whole
town is against him, and be bas no nore
show of becoming a delegate lban.be las
of vaulting over the Pension Office.
"Oh," he concluded, "there is going to
be barmoiiy in the ranks of tbe party. Car
son's attack upon Mr, Gleason will do him
more harm than anything he has ever
done.- Gleason has been a friend to our
people, and his record Is that of a consistent
Republican. He was here before Carson
was ever beard of."
The Great IrishiLfader Defines His
Says BT only Is Dlsloynl and Guilty ot a
Breach of-tho Ordinary Code
Dublin, Aug". 7. The Freeman's Journal
publishes a manifesto from Mr. Justin Mc
Carthy addressed to -"My Fellow -Countrymen."
The nianifestb"says that the dissensions
In the ranks "of tb Irish party are ruinous
to the NationauVE.cause and that the dis
asters, can only bejrepaired by the restora
tion ot disclpllncffknd by the party acting
loyally together. -- -
A BLOWUP 0l?;A FRIEND-
The elections -wouldfhave gone better
but. for tbe actipn'of so-called Nationalists
in openly trying bring back the coerclon
Ists to power aod thq more lamentable
blows aimed at.ie Iriju? party by one of
Mr. McCarthy's oT?u cclieaguerat the most
critical moment of the elections. -SEVEE'E
UP ON EEALY.
Continuing, Mr. McCarthy says: "It
would bo impossible to overestimate the
disastrous effect of Mr. Healy's unfounded
.charges at the Omeagh; convention, which
were grossly and ludicrously untrue. I
am comixlled to describe Mr. Healy's ac
tion as disloyal to tbe party and as a
breach of tbe ordinary code ot bonor. I
feel bound to warn my countrymen and col
leagues on tbe eveof the opening of Parlia
ment of my views, which, if I am elected
to the chairmanship of the party, I will
enforce to tbe utmost of my power."
Sarcasm tor Vigilant Owners.
London, Aug, 7. The Pall Mall Gazette,
commenting upon tbo withdrawal of the
Vigilant fr6ms'furtber 'contests with the
Defender, on tbe ground tbat the former
took- unfair advantage' in tbe trials, says
tbat an Interesting contrast to this lat
.est" example ot American sportsmanship
'ja Lord "Dnnrajren's" action on the Clyde,-
when' he mado'the Valkyrie walt,for,the
AUsa and. Britannia', which crossed the
line too soon.V
" ' Ottjtorvtbo Maneuvers.
Hew Tork.Aug. 7. The V. S. S, Cin
cinnati, which .anct&red In the lower-ay
yesterday,-if ter a sbprt-run out.to sea to
adjust ber -'compaweV, sailed at 9:30
o'clock for Newport,'' where she will take"
'part in the coming maneuvers ot the. North
Atlantic SqadMKy. The U. 8. B. New
York also-sailed )bii moaning for Newport.
Mrs. Pietzei Tells a Strange
Story of Plotting by Holmes.
PLANTS A BOMB 1$ A CELLAR
A Trap Door Cunningly Devised to
Bxplodoa Bottloof Nitro-Glycerlue,
But It Falls to Work Because
It Wns Not Trodden Upon by
Chicago, Aug. 7. Mrs. B. F, Pietzei said
yesterday tbat Iloln-'s bad given her a
number of dresses, two or three pairs ot
shoes and one or two hats, with the re
mark tbat tbey had once belonged to bis
cousin, Minnie Williams, who, be said, had
gone East to live and did not need tbem.
He advised Mrs. Pietzei to cut tbe dresses
up at once and remodel tbem to fit her
daughter, wbo was then about 15 years
old. Sbe also told ot a narrow escape
she made from death by a dynamite plot,
wblcb Holmes bad 'fixed up for her In the
long chase which Holmes led Mrs. Pietzei
in the vain hope of meeting her husband.
The last point tbey reached in tbelr long
chase after B. F. Pietzei was In Burlington,
Vt. There Holmes engaged rooms for Mrs.
Pietzei and a Mrs. Richardson at No. 26
Winooski avenue: and there, she says, he
IssniH a murder more diabolical than
anything he had attempted before. He
bad hardly been in the bouse a day before
he expressed a desire to visit the basement
for some alleged trivial purpose and se
cured a lamp to make his explorations.
SHE GROWS SUSPICIOUS.
Mrs. Pietzei bad begun to grow suspl-'
clous of Holmes' mysterious actions and
decided to go to the basement to sec whxt
he. was doing. She found him working
with bis coat off. He had torn up the
flooring and was digging in the soft, black
eartb. with some tools he bad found in tbe
cellar. When he saw Mrs. Pietzei he
appeared disconcerted. He told her be
was digging a bole to bury a box ot valu
able papers, and asked Mrs. Pietzei not
to mention tbe circumstance to any one.
SAVED BY ACCIDENT.
A few days afterward Holmes suddenly
started for Boston on tbe strength ot a
telegram from Chicago. In Boston tbe
detectives finally ran himdown, and almost
the first act be dM was to write to Mrs.
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Pietzei. He told ber it sbe would look in
a certain place under the flooring In the
cellar she would find a. bottle of nitro
glycerine. He said it was in a dangerous
place, and directed Mrs. Pietzei to carry
it up to a room In tbe attic.
Holmes bad arranged a trap-door to
tall on tbe bottle If It was disturbed cv the
approach of any one. Mrs. Plctzel,. how
ever, started to search for the bottle from
the opposite direction, and by so dole?
missed tbe trap he had laid for her.
THE MACHINE DISCOVERED
Mrs. Pietzei .afterward related the In
cident to Mr. Perry, of the Fidelity In
surance Company, and be bad Detective
Geycr investigate tbe matter. Tbe detec
tive found tbe nltro-glycerlne and the
place where Holmes had first placed it.
But he saw at a glance what Mrs. Pietzei
had overlooked the deadly trap which
would have fallen on the bottle, and ex
ploded It it Mrs. Pietzei had followed bis
directions more carefully.
Much Dissatisfaction Over Their
Race of Last Saturday.
Mr.Isellu Severely Criticised in Yacht
ing Clrcle-i for His Action la
Newport, B. I., Aug. 7. A steady rain
set in tills morning and spoiled what little
prospect of a race there was for to-day
It was the first of the four additional
days of racing arranged by Newport people
In hopes of keeping the fleet and the people
Tbe formal withdrawal of Mr. Willard
of the Vigilant from the races of Thursday
and Saturday on account of the tactics of
the Defender people at the start yesterday
caused no end or talk. Mr. C. O. Iseiln
refused to be interviewed. Tbe members
of the regatta committee also declined to
say anything for publication. "Other
yachtsmen were outspoken in condemna
tion of Mr. Iielln's conduct.
Mr. Willard and "the GouTofboat bad all
tbe sympathy. As the boats were enter
ed In a friendly competition, there was
apparently no necessity for the action
of tbe Defender's manager. In yacht
ing parlance the course he pursued Is called
"hogging the line." It is generally ad
mitted tbat should such action be taken
'In a race with an English boat It would
result In tbe American boat being run
down and probabljuunk.
Yesterday was tbe second time Mr.
Willard bas bad an opportunity to sink
the new Defender by merely holding on
his way. On July 22, oft Sandy Hook,
when the first opportunity occurred, be
rounded up Vigilant in the wind and bead
ed away from the starting line after gun
fire. TtTtrnlay he let tbe boat fall off and
relinquished tbe windward position at
It is Mr. Willard's Intention to race
provided be obtains assurances, tiat yacht
ing rules and customs will be obrere-d. If
be cannot obtain such assurances, Mr.
Willard says it would not be fair to. the
Vigilant or her owner to continue racing,
and he does not propofe to do so. The
Vigilant remained at anchor to-day while
;Mr. Willard awaits the action of tbe regatta
AX EMPEROR'S SUIirniSE.
William, of Germany, Performs a
Cowcs, Aug. 7. Emperor William paid
an unexpected visit to the German warship
Woertb, which Is one of the ships of the
German fleet which accompanied the im
perial yacht Uobenzollern to Cowes, before
li o'clock ye.'.erday morning. On reaching
the deck of the Woertb the Emperor or
dered the officer in charge to summon his
brother. Prince Henry, who commands the
Woertb, adding that be desried to have
all bands piped on deck. In answer to'
tbe call the men swarmed up, and, forming
in Hues on deck, saluted the Emperor.
Then the Emperor, taking a prominent
position, so- tbat all could sec aud hear
him, addressed the crew. He reminded
tbem of the origin of tbe ship's name and of
tbe fact that It was the anniversary of the
attle of Woertb. On that day, twenty
five years ago, he said, an engagemnet
was fought in which their count men ac-tjultt-U
themselves well. He hoped that
the deedu jierformed then would encourage
bis hearers, If-occasion should arise for
further deeds of valor. He adjured them,
in such an event, to fight with hearts of
courage for God and the Fatherland.
Tbe crew responded to the Emperor's
speech with loud cheers.
The incident appeared to create a genu
ine impression among the men. After fin-i.-hlng
bis address the Emperor returned
to bis pinnace, hastily doffed his uniform
and boarded tbe Meteorin a yachting suit
Not Sir Jnllnii Fanncefote.
London. Aug. 7. Truth says 11 Is almost
certain that Lord Salisbury will offer
Sir i'lilllip Curile, the British ambassador
to Turkey, the post of ambassador to Ger
many In succession to Sir Edward Malel.
The paper add that Sir Philip will prob
ably refuse the offer, as Its acceptance
would greatly defer his chances, of obtain
ing the ambassadorship to France.
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Senator Manderson Fires to
First Gun at the $5,000,000.
BIG LEGAL LIGHTS PRESENT
Test Case of tbe Oxnard Company
Brought Before Comptroller Bowler
for Settlement Upon It Will De
pend tbe Fate of tbe Appropriation.
The sugar bounty bearing on the claim
of the Oxuard Beet Sugar Company, of
Nebraska, was begun before Comptroller
of the Treasury Bowler to-day.
Among those present in tbe stuffy little
office of tbe Comptroller were tbe vari
ous gentlemen who were to take part in tbe
argument Representatives Myer and
Price, of Louisiana; several Department
officials and outside attorneys; two
Louisiana sugar planters and representa
tives of the press.
Senator Manderson was tbe last of th
Interested parties to reach the room , and ai
be entered Comptroller Bowler said that h(
was ready to bear whatever those inter
ested had to present.
Senator Manderson, in opening, said tbat
be approached tbe matter in question with
a great degree of reluctance. The question
Involved momentous Interests ot great
promise in tbe State of Nebraska.
MR. MANDERSON'S COMPLIMENT.
He was satisfied that tbe matter would
have a fair hearing by Mr. Bowler, and,
trusting implicitly in him, he did not de
spond the final outcome. No case had
ever been presented to any tribunal hav
ing more equity.
He reviewed the history ot legisla
tion regarding tbe bounty, and, refer
ring to tbe McElnley law, said that un
der It the Government solemnly pledged
tbat If tbe -people would embark in tk
Industry of sugar producing, if they would
invest their capital in It, they would b
paid a bounty.
The Oxnard Company, for whom hespe
specially appeared, embarked, after a
careful study and In good faith. Did tbey
have tbe right to rely upon this legisla
tion approved by the President? If not,
what could they rely upon? The com
pany bad lost money, which be did not
believe would have been tbe case had the
McKinley law been kept upon the statute.
Congress repealed the bounty law, leav
ing the contract violated, the industry de
stroyed and tbe investments practically
wiped off tbe face of tbe earth. The re
peal of this law was unrighteous, unjust
and almost an unlawful exercise of Con
gressional powers. ,
BAYS PLANTERS WERE BUNCOED.
The planters bad found themselves "bun
coed" and bad appealed to Congress for a
Utile justice. All knew tbe history ot tha
Wilson bill and how it was finally decided
Continued on second page.
Good Times Corner.
Reading, Pa., Aug. 7. At tbe Henry
Clay furnaces, owned by Eckert A Brother,
the employes were notified that an in
crease in their wages, averaging about 10
per cent., bad been made, commencing
on August 1. This affects about 200
men. The repairs now being made at
the Topton furnaces, owned by tbe same
firm, are being pushed as rapidly as
possible, and It Is expected tbat these
rurnaces. which have been Idle for a long
time, will resume in about two weeks.
Sbamokln, Pa., Aug. 7. Tbe activity ot
the coal trade along tbe lakes caused the
Union Coal Company to Issue an order
for Its Pennsylvania and Richards colliery
to work six days per week and ten hours
per day. The collieries were formerly
operated five days a week and nine hours
per day. Twenty-one hundred men are af
fected, Easton, Pa., Aug. 7. The Sattcrthwalt
and Wnykoop's quarry, at Lower Blacks
Eddy, will be run day and night, com
mencing on Monday next, so tbat 100 tons
ot crushed stone can be sblppcd dally for
the next few months.
Pittsburg, Aug, 7. Sprang, Cbalfant A
Co. have itlfled their puddlcrs that tbey
have advanced the rate 25 cents a ton.
The firm does not recognize the Amal
gamated Association, but always payl
tbe scale wages.
Lexington, Va., Aug. 7. Buena Vis
ta's large blast furnace is in full opera
tion and' running pig metal, and tbe other
industries of the'town are getting ready to
go into operation.
any fart of the city.
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