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SCR ANTON, PA., SATURDAY MORNlNGr, JULY 3, 1897.
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MUST CHIP IN
Proposal to Raise Revenue
from Stock and Bond
PERFECTING THE DETAILS
Assessment That Beer and Tea
Drinkers Might Have Paid.
Tliii Witlitlrnwnl of tlio Propositi to
Tax Ten nnd to Increase the Tn on
Ilcor Estimated to Menu 11 Rcduc
tlon iu Kcvcnue of iri,H(,000.
The Scheme Suggested by. .Senntor
Washington, July 2. The lending
members of the sennte finance commit
tee agree that by the loss suffered by
abandonment or the proposed tariff; on
tea and 'red tax on beer the new
tarllf wl. Sdnee about $15,000,000
less than In. .reeded revenue. To com
pensate In part for this loss. Senator
Lodge Is today formulating an nmend-
ip lit to the bill providing fon a tux on I
yftlcfl of bonds and stocks and on all
new Issues and re-Issues. The Massa
chusetts seratnr had the paper contain
ing the prop '.use on his desk In
C.te senate touu. . A refused tu state
Its provisions, saying that lie had not
yet perfected the measure. Mr. Lodge
first Buggtsted n tax on bond and stock
sales In the Itepubllcan caucus last
night. It Is understood that the rnto
of tnx tlnuv proposed "will bo the rate
finally decided upon. That rate Is two
cents on each share or stock and each
bond sold nt a stock exchnnge or else
where. Tn addition a tax of five cents
per $100 on all new Issues and re-Issues
of stocks and bonds Is favored.
Senator Lodge believes that, as near
ly as can be estimated, a reasonable
tax on bonds and stock sales would
jleld about one-halt of the estimated
deficiency" of $157,0000&, and perhaps
more, and that the tax on Issues and
re-Issues would furnish at least the
balance of the deficiency.
The finance committee brlelly consid
ered the stock tax question at Its meet
ing this morning, but Senator Piatt, of
the committee, said afterward that it
had been deckled to take no action un
til the senator who Is framing the
amendment had It ready to submit to
the committee. It Is .likely that this
will be done this afternoon or tonight,
nnd that the proposition will he sub
mitted to the senate and adopted to
morrow. This statement is similar to
that made in less specific terms by
Senator Allison In the senate this morn
ing. Members of the finance committee
speak very favorably of the plan to tax
sales of bonds and stocks, and It Is be
lieved that the low rate proposed will
not ' regarded ns a hardship by deal
ers and others affected. It Is regarded
as a much better plan than the tax on
bank checks and mortgages proposed
Home time ago, as that plan would In
voke hardship for many people who
ure not able to bear the taxation.
Senators Prltchard, Deboe and 'Well
ington have wo stienuously opposed
the provision of the senate bill whlcl.
would Increase the tax on manufac
tured tobacco and snuff from six to
eight cents per pound that the llnance
committee has decided to abandon Its
nmendment pruvldlng for the Increase,
The law of 1S90 made the tax six cents,
and the Wilson law did not change It,
A BANK'S DILEMMA.
Experts Unnblo tn Unlock the Safe of
a Trenton Company.
Trenton, N. J., July 2. Experts are
still at work trying to open the big
safe of tho Trenton Hanking company,
which Cashier Snyder was unable to
open yesterday morning, because of the
failure of the combination to work.
Two experts were engaged on tho
safe all night. The money and books
of tho bank am all locked up, but
business Is being transacted as usual
with temporary books und by the loan
of money from other banks.
Inspectors Discover n Number
Havana. July 2. It Is officially an
nounced that tho Insurgent leader, Bor
roto, hns been seriously wounded and
that his brother was killed In a Bklrm
iBh at OJo de Agua, province of Santa
Clara, with a column of Spanish troops
commanded by Colonel Osos. Tlio gov
eminent force also captured tho families-nnd
arms and ammunition of the
RorrotoH. Colonel Esorlbnno, Gurenal
Weyltr'B chief of Btaff, and Dr. Mar-
:xin o.miot iodce.
tlnez, chief of the sanitary staff, dur
ing their Inspection of the government
departments at Mazanllto, have dis
covered such a number of cross Irregu
larities that all the employes of the
factories there have been discharged
and will be prosecuted.
Addressing the municipality of Mnn
znnlllo yesterday. Captain General
Weyler said that the pardons granted
to political prisoners were only due to
the generosity of the queen regent and
not to the political Influence of any
party. Joaquin Pedroso and Antonio
Hojas were shot outside the Cabanas
MR. M'KINLEY'S VACATION.
Canton, ().. Will Resume Us Plncc
on the 91 iip for n Foxy Dnyi.
"Washington, July 2. President Mc
Klnley left the city nt 7.10 tonight
over the Pennsylvania railroad for
Canton, O., where he will visit his aged
mother and take a few duys rest. With
him were Sirs. McKlnley, Assistant
Herretary and Mrs. Day, Mrs. Saxton,
who Is Mrs. McKlnley's aunt, and Miss
Mabel McKlnley. The party occupied
a Pullman car attached to the rear of
the Western express. Canton will 1e
reached at 10.P.O tomorrow morning and
the return to Washington will be mude
This will be the president's first visit
to his home since the Inauguration and
he has expressed a wish that It bo a
quiet one, devoid of speech-making and
demonstrations. The president's party
reached the railroad station about fif
teen minutes before train time, where
they were greeted by Secretary Porter.
Taking each nn nrm of Mrs. McKlnley,
the ptcsldent and Mr. Porter nsslsted
her to the special car, which was rich
with the perfume of choice llowers
that had been sent by friends. The
president loitered around on the plat-
form of the car almost until the time
the train started and then waved an
adieu to those standing about.
MRS. NACK ARRAIGNED.
Will Ho Tried for tlio .Murder of Wil
New York, July 2. Mrs. Augusta
Naek, who Is under arrest for the
murder of William Guldensuppe, the
Turkish bath employee, was arraigned
this nfternoon, but she refused to make
any statement. A detective thereupon
made a formal complaint, charging
Mrs. Nack and nn unknown person
with having murdered Guldensuppe.
She was then committed to prison
Frank Gardner, an attendant of the
Murray Hill baths, swore that h rec
ognized the headless and mutilated
corpse as that of William Guldensuppe.
BIO LAND CLAIM.
Mexican Lnwver Revives the Pernltu
Santa Fe, July 2. E. A. Garza, a
Mexican lawyer of Monterey, has been
here several days preparing to file a
new claim In the United States land
court for the Peralta Land Grant, made
famous by the long suit of A. J. Per-alta-Reavls,
which ended In the lat
ter'K sentence of two years' Imprison
ment for fraud.
Peralta. - Eewi3 claimed 12,000,000
acres, but Garza holds that tho grant
included 30,000,000 acres, and that he
has ample proof of the claim. He says
the records are In San Luis Potosl and
not in Spain.
Will Protest Against Reduction of
Willlamsport, Pa., July 2.The lum
bermen of this section are thoroughly
aroused over the action of the senate
In reducing the tariff on lumber, and
are arranging to call a meeting at
once of the representatives of tho In
dustry throughout the West Branch
valley to enter a protest.
It Is proposed to make a fight before
the conference committee with a view
to having the rate restored to $2 per
thousand feet, as fixed by tho house.
OUR CRICKETERS ABROAD.
The lMulndelpliinns' illnteh with tho
Hampshire Eleven Resumed.
Dourncmouth, Eng., July 2. Tho
cricket match between the, Gentlemen
of Philadelphia and an eleven of
Hampshire, which began yesterday,
was continued today. The American
players, In their llrst Innings, scored
292 runs and at the close of play yester
day the home players had scored 25
runs with no wickets down.
At lunch time today the Hampshire
cricketers had scored 1CS runs, for five
COLONIAL TROOPS AT WINDSOR.
1,000 of Them Lunched nnd
viewed by the (Juccn.
Windsor, Eng., July 2. pno thousand
of tho Colonial troops, commanded by
Lord .Roberts, of Kandahar, spent tho
afternoon' at Windsor castle, where
they wero entertained nt lunch.
Later the Colonials were reviewed by
the queen from the East Terrace, after
which they were shown over tho state
Spnin Lets Ilim Go on Condition
That lie Leaves Culm nt Once.
Washington, July 2. United States
Consul General Lee reports tothe state
department by cable from Havana that
tho Spanlsji authorities havo released
Augusttn Clemente Retancourt, an
American citizen, on condition that he
leaves Cuba at once.
Judge nnd SlieriU' Denounced.
Glasgow, Ky July 2. Tol Stone, the
convicted negro, wua safely escorted to
his train nt 2.30 o'clock this afternoon
by tho troops with glistening bayonets,
and wns taken to tho penitentiary at Ed
dyvllle. A thousund men gathered In a
hall this nfternoon nnd bitterly denounced
the Judge and sherrlrf for having brought
the stato guards here.
Now llridgu at Niagara,
Niagara Ear., N. v., July 2. Tho con
tract to replace tho vpper suspension
brldgo by a steel arch bridge has been
signed by tho Ntugara Falls Suspension'
UrlOgo company with the Pencoyd Iron
works of Philadelphia, Active operations
jro to begin by October ft and the bridge
U to be computed by April ), 1S9S
Telegrams Exchanged Between the Lon
don Times and Rhodes,
MISS FLORA SHAW EXPLAINS THEM
Denies That Tlicy Involve Co-oporn-tlon
on the I'nrt of tho Colonlnl
London, July 2. At the resumption
today of tho sittings of the parliamen
tary committee nppolntcd to Inquire
Into tho Transvaal raid, four telegrams
exchanged between Miss Flora Shaw,
the Colonial editor of tho Times, ami
Cecil Rhodes, then premier of Capo
Colony, were produced. The first, from
Miss Shaw asks for tho date of the
commencement of the plans, owing to
tho necessity of Instructing the Euro
pean correspondents of the London
Times, so that they might use their
Influence In favor of Mr. Rhodes. Tho
second dispatch points out the dunger
of delay, as the European situation
was considered serious, nnd a protest
from the other power might paralyze
the government. The third message
says Mr. Chamberlain (the secretary of
state for the colonies), "is sound In
case of the Interference of European
power. Hut have special reasons to
believe he wishes you to act Immedi
ately." One dlsnatch from Mr. Rhodes to
Miss Shaw says: "Inform Mr. Cham
berlain I shnll get through nil right 1
he supports me. nut he must not send
cables like tho one sent to the high
commissioner. I'll win, and South
Africa will belong to England."
During the course of the examina
tion of Miss Shaw, she said the first
telegram was sent on her own respon
sibility and that Its contents were un
known to the editor of the Times for
some weeks afterward. Miss Shaw de.
nled having ever given any informa
tion to the colonial office regarding Mr.
Rhodes' plan and said she had never
received any Information from the co
lonlnl office. Regarding the cable mes
sage saying Mr. Chamberlain wa3
"sound," Miss Shaw explained that the
secretary cf state for the colonies had
publicly declared his attitude on the
subject of South Africa.
At this stage of tho proceedings Mr.
Chamberlain entered the room, and re
plying to a question of the chairman,
Mr. William L. Jackson, ho said:
"There has been so much baseless chat
ter that I had better state exactly
what happened. At the colonial office,
In discussing tho possibility of a ris
ing, Under Secretary Fairfield re
marked: 'If the Johannesburgers nre
going to rise, It Is to be hoped they will
do It soon,' haUng special knowledge
of the subject. I think this remark
gave the ground for saying It was
wished tho rising would occur Imme
diately." Replying to a question from Mr.
Henry Labouchere, relative to Under
Secretary Fairfield's remark, Mr.
Chamberlain said It was a "casual ob
servation," and, he added, It Is possi
ble Mr. Fairfield was laughing at Miss
The chairman announced that he In
tended to re-examine Dr. Rutherford
Harris, formerly secretary of the Brit
ish South African company, but, con
tinued the chairman, Mr. Harris was
abroad nnd he was unable to reach him.
The silting of the committee was then
JUDGE COOLEY AN INVALID,
Noted Jurist's .Mental and llodily
Health Lost Through Overwork.
Ann Arbor, Mich., July 2. Judge
Thomas M. Cooley, who for many
years was a member of the faculty of
the University of Michigan, a judge of
the supreme court, and constituted for
some time tho head and front of the
Interstate commerce commission, may
be said to be a hopeless invalid. In
deed, the family doctors say that the
Judge must be Immediately removed
from his home and placed In some quiet
Judge Cool ey's 'breakdown dates from
his connection with the Interstate com
mission. Always an excessive worker,
he plunged Into the Intricacies of rail
road and commercial affairs with' an
ardor which, while It gave him a wider
If not more enduring fame, could not
help but tell on a constitution already
impaired uy age and overwork.
It was In 1S91 that Judge Cooley re
signed from the commission, and soon
afterward the impairment of his great
Intellectual forces began to show itself
In a fading memory and inability to
concentrate his mind or analyze a legal
proposition with his old-time strength
and acumen. Since then his failure
has been so gradual that Its progress
can scarcely be measured by weeks or
Of late Judge Cooley's Infirmities
have become pronounced. Ho Is driven
out dally, being nblo to walk very lit
tle. An attendant is always with him.
Hteonco erect form Is bent and feeble.
Ills features are shrunken. His mem
ory Is almost gone, nnd although he
recognizes members of his family nnd
his moro Intimate friends he passes
many old acquaintances on the street
without recognition nnd with eyes cast
down. That the judge will ever recov
er his faculties is not expected.
BANK OFFICERS SENTENCED.
GnrdcMuud Glrnult, of New Orlenns,
Got Night Yours Each.
New Orleans, July 2. Judge Pnrllng,
In tho United States Circuit court this
morning, sentenced tho bank officers,
ex-President Henry Gardes und ex
Cashler Walter W. Glrault, each to
servo eight years In the United States
They were recently convicted of
wrecking tho American National bank.
RUSHING IN CANADIAN LUMBER.
Tlilrt(yji Vessels Ilrlng 7,000,000
I'oot Into Toledo Yesterday.
Toledo, July 2. The largest lumber
fleet that has entered this harbor In
years arrived yesterday. Thirteen ves
sels with 7,000,000 feet of sawed lumber,
consigned to tho Peter Lumber com
pany, came in and are unloading. Al-
bort Peter, the manager, Is hurrying in
large consignments from Canada to
avoid tho proposed now tariff on logs
und lumber. Yesterdny Mr. Peter
wired Congressman Southard Inquiring
If the tariff 'in lumber would be retro
active. If an nlllrmntlve answer Is not re
ceived Mr. Peter has nrrnnged to bring
In 2,000,000 feet more. The company
has, during the past week, been doing
a large business in Importing logs from
Canada. So far Mr. Peter has brought
In 22,000,000 fceet and 10,000.000 more Is
en route. Mr. Peter said: "Canada un
doubtedly will get back at us with a
retaliatory measure, and wo arc trying
to get tn nil we can before the Canad
ian tariff goes Into effect."
THREAT FROM JAPAN.
Count Okuinn Sny Ills Country Will
Rctullnte (or Tnrill' Importation..
Victoria, R. C, July 2. Count OUu
ma, the prime minister nnd minister of
foreign nffalrs of Japan, Is reported to
have recently said nt Shlzuoka with re
gard to the proposed American tariff
that he believed the majority of
Americans nro opposed to the contem
"On necount of the heavy duty to be
Imposed on tea," he continued, "an
equivalent duty will be put on our chief
articles of export, such aa silks, BUgars
and carpets. This Is an unpleasant
fnct to face, but there Is no help for it.
The proposed new tariff will effect
Japan more than It will 'England,
France and Relglum. It appears that
the only course open Is to warn Amer
ica that Japan and other powers will
reciprocate by Imposing heavy duties
upon her goods."
FARMER KILLED IN A FIGHT.
Clinrlos Aker Shoots Robert Brink,
Who Attacked Him with n Hon.
Lawrencovllle, 111., July 2. At West
port, In Lawrence county, Charles Ak
er shot und killed Robert Drink, who
had nttacked him with a hoe. As far
as can be learned, Urlnk, who had
been driving across Aker's farm, had
been forbidden to cross, and the gate
which he went through was locked.
Ho came to the gate and found It
locked, broke It nnd started across
the field, when Aker met him and or
dered him off. llo refused and nt
tacked him with a hoe and Aker drew
a revolver and shot at him and missed
and started to run. Drink followed
him, striking him with the hoe, when
Aker turned and llred again. This shot
took' effect In the abdomen. Drink
struck him several more times with
the hoe and then fell dead In the field.
Aker Is so badly hacked up that he
ATTACKED BY STRIKERS.
lUen vt ho Ilnu Taken Their Places
.Molested on Returning from Work.
Chicago, July 2. Thirty workmen
who had filled strikers' places In the
works of the Irorpjols Furnace com
pany at South Chicago, were attacked
by a crowd of men nnd boys last eve
ning, while leaving tho works for their
homes. Several were knocked down
nnd severely beaten and others were
Injured by stones thrown by tho strik
ers. Tho police nrrested nine of tho men
said to be strikers. Tho Injured are:
Frank Baer, a moulder, severe scalp
wounds; Henry Wltkowskl, scalp
wounds; TonI Ducek, knocked down
nnd benten about head and body;
Frank Celeskl, struck on the head with
piece of slag; an unidentified man, liv
ing nt East Chicago, Ind., soalp
HAS 242 LIVING CHILDREN
.Mary Raker, of Cans County, Illinois,
Still Hearty nt Ninety-seven.
Virginia, 111., July 2. Mary Baker,
tho oldest person In this (Cass) county,
celebrated her ninety-seventh birthday
yesterday at the country home of her
granddaughter, Mrs. Cyrus Evans.
Her health Is good and she enjoys tho
use of her fncultles to a remarkable
extent. .Following a custom begun
several years ago, she went out in the
harvest field yesterday and bound sev
eral sheaves of wheat.
Her descendants number six children,
fifty-nine grandchildren, 1C0 great
grandchildren and twenty-seven great-great-grandchildren,
or a total of 242
living children. She hopes to reach
the hundredth milestone.
TOOK A CRUEL REVENGE.
Husband und Wife in Jail for Poison
ing a Horse.
Bridgeton, N. J., July 2. Lewis Win
row and his wife are In jail In do
fault of $300 ball on a chnrgo of pois
oning a horse belonging to James
Redd. They confessed their cruel
crime, which they committed out of
revenge. Redd had entered complaint
against them for cruelly beating their
At the hearing before Justice Powell
Wlnrow said his wife poisoned the
horse, nnd she said her husband mixed
parls green with some bran for the
BOLD BANDITS ESCAPE.
In the Night They Pass Through tho
Lino of Their Pursuers.
Deadwood, S. D July 2. The chase
after tho outlaws who attempted to
loot tho Belle Fourche bank has so far
been. without result. The robbers wero
surrounded by the posse last night
on the V. rnnch, but during tho dark
ness managed to slip through the lines
of sentinels, nnd when dawn broke had
put a long stretch of country between
them and their pursuers.
Tho outlaws, who were headed by
Tom Curry, of Johnson county, Wyo
ming, are all armed with Improved
Winchesters and excellently mounted.
New York, July 2. Arrived: Steamer
St. Paul, from Southampton. Liverpool
Arrived i Taurlc, from New York. Urow
head Passed: Umbrla, Now York for
Liverpool. Rotterdam Arrived: Spaar
dum, from Now Yolk via HoiiIokiic.
Hamburg ArUed: Fuerst Ulsmarck,
from Now. York via Plymouth. Ltznrd
Passed: Frlesland, from New York for
Wnge Scales Signed,
Pittsburg, July 2. Two more signed
scales havo been received nt tho Amal
gamated assoch tlon headquarters. They
ore from tho Cincinnati Rolling Mill com
pnny, of Riverside, O., ami the Marlon
Iron and Steel company, of Marlon, Ind.
Ten llrms have signed tho scale to date.
TWO PHASES OF
THE TARIFF BILL
Reciprocity and Retaliation Arc Con
sldcrcd In the Senate.
nOTH OP THE PROVISIONS AGREED TO
Senator Allison Enilcnvors to Secure
Agreement on TjTmo for n Final
VetoMr. Toller Desires That All
Amendments lie Submitted.
Washington, July 2. Reciprocity nnd
retaliation were tho two phases of tho
tnrlff bill to occupy the attention of the
senate today, to the exclusion of all
other subjects. Hoth provisions wore
agreed to, although the debate on the
reciprocity clause wns protracted to 0
p. m. Shortly before adjournment,
Senator Allison endeavored to secure
an ncrcement on the time for a final
vote, but Mr. Teller would not consent
to fixing tho time until nil proposed
amendments had been submitted to the
senate. As Mr. Allison was not pre
pared to submit these amendments, he
withdrew his request and the time for
the final vote was left open, although
there Is still hope that It will be reach
The retaliatory clause provides that
whenever any country bestows nn ex
port bounty on any article Into the
article, then upon the Importation of
such article Into the United States
there shall bo levied In addition to the
duties provided by the act, an addi
tional duty equal to the amount of the
bounty. The debate on the section dis
closed some difference of opinion on the
Democratic side, Mr. Gray, of Dela
ware, and Mr. Lindsay, of Kentucky,
opposing It, while Mr. Caffery. Louisi
ana, supported It as a legitimate meas
ure of self-preservation. Mr. Gray
dwelt upon the effect of the clause In
evading our treaty obligations with
Germany and Austria. The clause was
agreed to, 33-19. The two Democratic
senators from Louisiana, Caffery and
McEnery, voting with the Republicans
In the nlllrmatlve.
The reciprocity clause empowers the
president with the advice and counsel
of tho senate, to make reciprocity
treaties giving 20 per cent, reduction
on duties on designated articles, or
placing articles on the free list.
The amendment brought out much
opposition. Senators 31111s, Vest, Pettus,
Teller and White arguing that it evad
ed the constitutional right of the house
of representatives to participate in
measures affecting revenue, while Sen
ators Morgan, Gray and Chandler de
fended Its legality and propriety. Late
In the day the vote was taken and the
reciprocity clause was agreed to, 3018,
two Democrats Gray and Morgan
voting with the Republicans In the
Early In the day, Mr. Wellington,
Republican, Maryland, rising to a ques
tion of personal privilege vehemently
upheld his senatorial prerogatives in
the matter of federal appointments.
Celebration in Charge of the Knights
of the (.'olden Eagle.
Now Geneva, Pa., July 2. This town
will celebrate the one hundredth, an
niversary of Its 'birth tomorrow. The
little city has tho distinction of hav
ing been founded by Albert Gallatin,
Washington's secretary of the treas
ury, minister to Prance and member of
The celebration Is In charge of tho
John L. Dawson castle, Knights of the
Golden Eagle. There will be a whole
day of splendor, eclipsing anything tho
town has setn In the hundred years of
Its life, except It being the memorable
event when General Lafayette, during
his triumphant tour through the coun
try, wns entertained at Friendship Hill
by Mr. Gallatin. The exercises will be
held In the grove which guards the
entrance to the Friendship Hill man
sion. , m
GIRLS ON A COWCATCHER.
Mnd Ride of Twenty .llilcs to Escapo
Omaha, Neb., July 2. Clinging to
the cowcutcher of the engine drawing
the Kansas and Nebraska limited ex
press yesterday, Grace Wilson and
Jessie Belts horrified people along the
Missouri Pacific track. The girls,
pretty 17-year-old misses, Jumped to
their perilous positions at Nebraska
City, In a flight to elude angry parents.
Their wild ride came to a sudden
end after twenty miles had been swept
by, when tho engineer discovered tho
girls. He stopped his train nnd put
then, in a coach. They were brought
inti- Omaha and are now at the pollco
station. They were running away
CONVENT GIRLS SOUGHT FREEDOM.
One Disabled by Leaping from a
Window nnd Roth Captured.
Cincinnati, O., July 2. Maggie Gaf
fey, of Covington, aged 15, and Mllllo
Hober, of Cincinnati, aged 16, ii.v-lo a
daring escape from the Convent of tho
Good Shepherd in this city early this
morning. They dropped twenty feet
from a fourth story window to a roof
and then scaled the convent walls.
Millie Hober sprained her ankles and
her companions would not desert her.
So the police took charge of them.
Tho girls tell stories of starvation.hard
work and cruel treatment, nnd threat
en suicide if they nro. returned. Tho
police will Investigate.
BATTLE AT METZ0VO.
The Greeks Stiller n Loss of Ono Hun
dred nnd Twenty Killed.
Constantinople, July 2. Tho newspa
pers of this city report that In a bat
tlo which has Just taken place between
4P0 Greek raiders and a detachment of
Ottoman troops, near Metzovo, tho
Greeks suffered a loss of 120 killed.
In addition SO of tho Oreeks were
captured and taken to Janlnn, the
headquarters of the Turkish army In
MURDERED A CRAP GAMBLER,
Exciting nnd Dramatic Struggle After
n Giuiin nt iHiddlctowii.
Mlddletown, Del., July 2. Alexander
Thomas, colored, was fatally stubbed
today by Charles Jones, colored, head
waiter of the National hotel. The men,
accompanied by John Showell, went to
the old cannery near the hotel to play
crap. During a dispute Thomas wns
.stabbed between the ribs, the knife
penetrating tho heart.
Showell on entering the building went
to sleep. In a short time he was nwnk
eneil by hearing cries for help. The
other two were fighting. Jones had
Thomas by the shirt and was waving
a huge Jack-knife, shouting: "Olve me
bnck that dollarl"
Thomas was covered with blood and
his head was cut. Showell started to
leave tho building, nnd In reply to a
question of Jones snld ho was going
for a constable. "Well, I guess not,"
exclnlmed Jones, waiving his blood
covered knife nnd stnrtlng toward
Showell. Tho latter remained.
Jones, holding Thomns, left tho bulg
ing and Thomas keeled Over dead.
Jones then went to Magistrate Fer
guson's ofllco and told the 'squire that
he nnd stabbed a man and wanted to
surrender. After the Inquest this nf
ternoon Jones wns hold for the murder
by the magistrate, nnd he nnd Wit
ness Showell were locked up In New
Castle Jail tonight. Jones says the stab
bing wns done In self defense.
DUN'S WEEKLY REVIEW.
Midsummer Vacations Begin in Many
Works.-Business Will Increase
When Tariif Is Settled.
New York, July 2. R. G. Dun &. Co's.
weekly review of trade tomorrow will
Midsummer vacations have commenc
ed In many works with the decrease of
orders usual at this season. This cus
tomary vacation Is cnlled a strike
where agreements regarding wages for
the coming year have not been reached,
and the extensive strike of Amalgam
ated Iron workers announced July 1, is
of this nature, but the strike of coal
miners In Illinois nnd other central
western states Is not, and may prove
costly. In some Iron and cotton works
wages have been reduced owing to low
prices, one cotton mill In Virginia clos
ing because reduction was, not accept
ed. With a better demand the employ
ers will seek ngreemont, and In Its ab
sence the workers will, before long, s.o
that the situation is distinctly of a
midsummer character. Large hopes
are built on prospective demand after
the tariff bill has passed, but the pres
sure In the market of large Importing
stocks may defer It. The general be
lief Is that removal of uncertainty will
In any cuso Increase business.
Since much of the future depends on
crops, the brightening prospects are of
the highest Importance. Estimates by
persons usually most pessimistic now
far exceed nny made a month ago, ono
promising 559,000,000 bushels of wheat,
with lower condition, but largely In
creased acreage of corn. Cotton pros
pects are brighter as tho crop appears
to be early rather than late in regions
which were not flooded.
The Iron and steel Industry halts at
midsummer, although the demand for
finished products' still Increases and
disappointment Is due only to the fnct
that the increase Is not yet enough to
keep all mills at work and thus to
bring better prices, which, now aver
ge slightly lower than ever before,
though not one per cent, below those
of March, 1595. The export trade Is In
creasing, nnd a large order for India
has pust been taken nt a price said
to be $5 below British bids. Coke pro
duction Is increasing again, as moro
Iron furnaces are going Into blast, and
an addition of 25 cents has been ordered
In anthracite coal. Textile manufac
turers are waiting and cotton mills cur
tailing production with large stocks on
hand, and prices scarcely changed,
while woolen mills nro gradually In
creasing work with better orders, and
prices Incline to advance a shade.
Enormous buying of wool, 256,000,000
pounds this year and against 102,000,
000 last year reflects speculation mainly
and some large lots have been sold
three to five times since arrival. Prices
ore somewhat stronger at seaboard
markets, and so hlrh In the Interior
that dealings In domestic are restricted,
for two months not 21,000,000 pounds
against 55,000,000 foreign.
Tnilures for the week have been 211
in the United States against 257 Inst
year and SO in Canada against 22 last
.Mine Accident nt Dunbnr.
Dunbar, Pa., July 2. Samuel Washing
ton and Hugh Jeffries were, probably fa
tally injured In art accident In the Fergu
son mlna today. The men had charge of
a car In tho mine and wero letting It down
from bno heading to another when tho
car broke looso and dashed down the
track to tho foot of the mine at a curve,
und Jumped tho track and crushed Wash
ington batween tho car and the sldo of tho
mine. Jeffries was thrown out nnd se
New York, July 2. Tho governors of
the Stock oxchango today sent to Wash
ington a telegram protesting against tho
proposed tax on stock and bond trans
actions and ctKing that the tlnanco com
mltteo of tho si rato grant a hearing.
THE NEWS THIS 3I0RNIN0.
Weather Indications Today:
General Senator Lodgc'3 Scheme to
Tax Stocks and Hotids.
General Strike of United Mine Work
Transvaal Raid Inquiry.
Senate Considers Reciprocity and Re
taliation. flport-Scrai ton Wins from Springfield.
Eastern, National and Atlantic Leaguo
Last Day of Races at the Park.
State Costly Freight Wreck on tho
Amateur Rase Hall.
Comments of tho Tress.
Religious Nows of tho Week.
Social and Personal.
Ioca'. Lively Court Proceedings.
Opinions on the His Cut In l'rico cf
Local Diamond Thief Sent to Jail,
Mayor Signs tho New Telephone Or
dinance. Iocal West Sldo and City Suburban.
Luckawanna County News.
Story "Mercy's Independence Day."
Welsh Notes from Home and Abroad,
Hooks and Magazlnek.
Nowb of Neighboring' Counties,
Financial and Commercial,
General Strike of United
Mine Workers of
WORK WILL CEASE JULY 4
Order Issued by the National
Board at Columbus.
President Knight, of District No lty
Ollicinllr Confirms tho News of tho
Strike nnd Estimntcs Tknt 100,000
.Men Mill Ho InvolTcd--Striko I
Ordered for the Purpose of Clearing
Out tho Markets nnd Enabling tlio
Operators to Pay Hotter Wages to
Columbus, Ohio, July 2.X general
strike of miners of the United Mine.
Workers of America has been ordered;
for July 4 by the national executive)
board, whose headquarters are In this)
city, and nlso by the district presi
dents, as tho result of a meeting held
here on June 21, 25 and 20.
Spring Valley, Ills., July 2. The min
ers of this city have voted unanimous
ly to obey the order of the national
executive board of the United Mlno
Workers of America to mine no mow
coal after July 4. All employes of tho
company whose wages rise and de
cline when the wages of tho miners ar
affected have also been asked to coma
out. This means that all tho trappers
and even the cagers who havo chargo
of tho hoisting of cars will also comb
out. This puts a serious aspect upon,
the situation for If the mines1 are al
lowed to remain Idle without the con
stant uttentlon of the trappers It would
not take long for them to cave. The
miners of this city are very deter
mined. They hnve had their wages re
duced nearly 50 per cent, in the past
four years and 75 cents a day Is above
tho average. Now the men will go In
tho mines in tho morning, fix up their
rooms, and take out their tools and
Fay they will remain out until the ope
rators concede their demands. All klndsv
of business In the city will be moro
p.- less demoralized.
PRESIDENT KNIGHT CONFIRMS
Terre Haute, Ind., July 2. Presi
dent Knight, of district No. 11, United
Mine Workers of America, officially
confirms the news of a miners strike.
Ills estimate, however, of the number
of men who will be Involved Is about
100,000. Mr. Knight says the object of
the strike Is to clear out the markets)
and enable the operators to pay living'
wages to their men. Ho declares It 13
not a war on operators and the miners
do not so regard It. They admit, ac
cording to Mr. Knight, that the opera
tors are not responsible for the pres
ent aggravated condition of affairs, but
are, like the men they employ, the vic
tims of over production and under con
sumption. Mr. Knight says that whllil
the miners may not be especially hopa
ful as to the outcome of the strike th
feel sure they have nothing to lose and
trust they may gain something. It Is
believed the block coal miners will also
join the strike.
PittsTjurg, July 2. District President
Patrick Dolan, of the miners organiza
tion, In commenting on the circular
said: "It will remain with the con
vention of miners tomorrow to decide
whether a strike shall be Inaugurated
In this district or not. The circular.
contains only a recommendation of tho
officials of the United Mine Workers;
If It Is slid tn strike I will do all lnl
my power to make It general."
A number of operators we- seej
during the day but none appeared to
be worrying over tho probability of at
strike. They are of the opinion that a
strike at this time cannot bo made
general. Some say they will pay the
advance, nnd can do so and make
money provided the majority of tha
mines are closed. The miners believe,
however, that If the convention orders,
a strike, they will le able to bring out
all the miners whether they are work
ing under a contract or not.
MME. ALBANI SANG.
Reception to Lnurlcr Given by Sip
London, July 2. Sir Donald Smith,
the Canadian high commissioner, gave
a reception at the Imperial Institute
last evening In honor of Sir Wilfred and
More than fifteen hundred persona
were present. Mine, Albunl sang.
Riiilrond Reduces Wages.
Albuquerque, N. M., July 2. Tho shop
employes of tho Santa Fo Pacific railroad,
formerly tho Atlantic and Pacific, wore
yesterday notified of n reduction In wages
of from 10 to 15 per cent. Tho reductions
extended all along the lino from Albu
querquo to Los Angeles, and affect several
Iron .Mines Resume Work.
Ncgaunee, Mich., July 2. After an Idle
ness of nearly two mouths, operations at
the Queen Iron mines have, been resumed
with a forco of about 275 men.
Killed His Stepfather.
Llttlo Rock, Ark.. July 2.-Late last
night Frank Clark, aged 22 years, shot and
kll'A-d his stepfather who tried to cut htm.
The Herald's Weather Forecast.
Now York, July 3. In the middle states
and New England, today, clear weather
and light to fresh southerly winds will
prevail with rising tompcraturo attaining
a maximum of 90 degrees or moro in this
section, except on und near tho coast line.
On Sunday, In botho of these sections,
fair, warmer und more sultry weathvr
and fresh southerly winds wfll prevail,
with a warm wave, possibly followed by
local tnunuer Btorms on trve. coauis.
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