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SOBANTOX, PA., 1VBDNE8DAY MORNING, JULY 21, 1897.
10 i S trmddimiSESSSSBsSSi fftrihimftJ 10
IN THE EAST
Plans of the European
TRANSMITTED TO POWERS
Negotiations with Tewfik Have
Pending I'lirtlicr Investigations in
Response to Theso Suggestions,
Negotiations with Tnwfik l'nslin
Have Uccn Entirely Suspended.
Constantinople, July 20. The Ambas
sadors have forwarded to their re
spective governments their Joint sug
gestions relative to the measures they
think necessary In view of the con
tumncy of the Porte.
Pending the arrival of fresh Instruc
tions the negotiations with Tewllk
Tasha have been entirely suspended.
St. Petersburg, July 20. The appoint
ment of M. Zlnovleff (Zlnovlew) Rus
sian ambassador at Stockholm, to suc
ceed Count do Nelldoff ns Russlnn am
bassador at Constantinople, together
with the latter's transfer from Con
stantinople to Home, Is ofllclally ga
Athens, July 20.- Jt Is stated here
that Italy has proposed coercive meas
ures against Turkey
It Lends the London .Horn ins Post on
to Discus Wiir,'
London, July 20. The Morning Post
In Its Issue today again discusses the
relations existing between the United
States and Great Hritlan, and the pos
sibility of a war being forced upon the
latter. The paper says that the Idea
of dumaglng America by the bombard
ment of open coast towns is nonsense.
Great Hritlan will not make war upon
helpless non-combatants. A war with
the United Stntes would first be a con
test of navies, and an effort on the
part of British cruisers to protect Iirlt
isll seaborne trade. Its second phase
would be a blockade of the ports of the
United States not an easy matter
and a land defence of Canada. These
two operations would have to be con
tinued until the people of the United
States nsked themselves the question,
"What is war about?"
Eventually they would discover that
there was a real cause and peace
would be made, which would leave the
two countries exnetly where they are,
but both Impoverished needlessly and
embittered against one another. This
picture, the Post declares, may seem
one-sided to Americans who recall the
splendid exertions of the United States
In the late civil war, but the victories
of Grant, Sherman and Thomas were
won In the great cause of Union and
emancipation, "Such victories do not
come to those whose caupe Is unintelli
gible, and who have no better motive
provoking war than inexplicable pas
sion and hatred,"
MOBS DISGRACE KENTUCKY.
Cor, Hrndlcv Declares in An
nouncing Pnrdon of n Negro.
Frankfort, Ky., July 20. Governor
Bradley has made public a statement
announcing why he had granted a par
don to George Dinning, the negro who
was convleted recently and sentenced
to seven years In Jail for shooting
Jody Conn, who with a mob had come
M his house at midnight and ordered
him to leave. Dinning was guarded
by soldiers during his trial at Frank
lin, The governor says:
"In a duy or two after the killing
Dlnnlng's house was burned. No in
dictment was ever returned against
any member of the band or against
nny one who burned the house, nnd
the grand Jury Indicted Dinning main
ly upon the evidence of self-confessed
outlaws. The conviction is paslly ac
counted for. His conviction was pro
cured almost entirely on the evidence
of his would-be nssaslns, nnd yet when
he usked who they were, they an
swered, through their disguised lender
nnd In a disguised voice, that they
were his friends.
"It Is not reasonable to suppose Din
ning, with a shotgun, would have fired
upon twenty-five armed men, except
in case of extreme necessity and when
he had been previously fired upon.
This poor and friendless man, sur
round with his wife and six children,
was ordered wlthottt wnrrant of law,
to leave his little home, after which
he was tired on and wounded. Ho de
fended himself, as every dictate of rea-
, son and humanity demanded and Jus
tified. Ho did no more than any other
man should or, would do. Instend of
a convict's garb, he is entitled not
only to acquittal, but entitled to the
admiration of every citizen who loves
good Ko.vernment and desires the per
petuation of free Institutions,
"Too long have mobs disgraced the
fair name of Kentucky, and while I
Bin governor of this commonwealth
no man, however obscure and friend
less, shall be punished for killing a
member of a mob who elect to take
his life or drive htm from his home."
PATAL BOILER EXPLOSION.
niuflclci, W, Va., July 20,-The boiler at
Brewster Brothers' saw mill on Dry Fork
exploded today, killing II. J, White, a
sawyer, of Weston, Va., and Smith
Jllckson, engineer, of Patersvlile.
(barged with Robbing the Mails,
Hacrlsburg, July iy. William i'entz,
formerly a clerk in the Mechanlcsburg
postofflce, was arrested by a United
tf totes marshal at that pluro today charged
with taking letters containing money.
3'enU was brought to Harrlsburg and
placed under $1,000 ball for a hearing tomorrow.
DEBS TALKS TO FIFTY.
No Attempt Is .Undo to Organize Men
Palrmount. W. Va., July 20. Fifty
miners heard E. V. Debs speak at Rlv
ersvlllo tonight, but only a few of them
came from Montana, the most Import
ant mine In the region excepting Mon
ongah. Debs' speech was the same ap
peal to the men to lay down their picks
and throw their fortunes with their
striking brethren. He was received
very enthusiastically and the minors
seemed deeply Interested.
No attempt was made to organize the
men, as Debs thought there were not
enough miners present. Tonight It wns
reported that the company has built
gates at the Montana mines and had
their men fastened in, but the report
proves untrue. Every effort was used
to keep the men away and many spot
ters were employed. Tonight nt Mon
ongah the newly organized union held
their second meeting for today and
nineteen members Joined, making 239
in all. The new members are men who
were employed today. Operators here
are Jubilant and say the great strike
ns far us West Vlrjilnla is concerned,
Is a failure.
ARMED ROBBERS FOILED.
The Cashier of an Illinois Hunk Pro
tects Ills Money, Lends a Pursuit
nnd Arrests the Two .Hen.
Odell, 111., July 20. William Van Hits
kirk, cashier of the McWIIIium bank,
yesterday saved the banks cash from
robbers, and after chasing the two men
out of town on a bicycle captured them
with the aid of some citizens and locked
them up. The would-be robbers, who
said they are Frank AV. Jackson and
Harry Howard of New York, entered
the bank about noon, when they was no
one there but the cnshler. Polntinig
two pistols nt Mm, they ordered him
to hold up his hands. Instead of obey
ing, the cashier dropped behind the
counter and a few seconds later open
ed fire with two revolvers and the
Van nusklrk followed, emptying hist
pistols, nnd In a few moments several
citizens were on horses and bicycles,
chasing the fleeing robbers. Van Bus
klrk led the pursuit on a wheel. The
strangers were in a buggy, which had
been waiting for them, and while one
drove the other stood up and fired at
The fugitives finally abandoned tha
buggy and took refuge In a corn field
where they were captured.
DR. RYDER LYNCHED.
Dies nt the Hands of a Mob Tor the
Murder of Salllc Emma Owen.
Atlanta, Ga., July 20. Dispatches re
ceived from Tnlbotton today confirm
the reported lynching near there last
night of Dr. W. L. rtyder, who mur
dered Miss Sallle Emma Owen at Tal
botton a year ago.
The case against Ryder was con
tinued yesterday and as Ryder was
to have been returned to Muscogee Jail
on the 8.20 p. m. train he was taken to
Wnverly Hall, the nearest station from
Talbotton for thnt purpose.
A few minutes after deputies ar
rived at the station a mob took the
prisoner from the officers and returned
with him to a point Just across the
county line and there lynched him. His
body was found hanging from a limb
at an early hour this morning.
PANIC IN AN ELECTRIC CAR.
Men, Women and Children Tight Des
perately to Escape from Peril.
Cattbrldge, Mass., July 20. By the
burlflng out of a fuse of an electric
car'last night forty passengers were In
great Jeopardy. A panic ensued, as th
car suddenly broke out Into flamea
As It was five persons were severe
ly burned. They are Mrs. Margaiot
King, her husband, John King, and
their son, John: Mrs. Sarah J. Nlck
erson nnd Miss Annie Bailey, all of
Eye witnesses said men, women and
children desperately fought to get out
of the car, the panic was so great.
WOMAN WAS THE GHOST.
Sho Wns Daubed with Phosphorus to
Scnrc Her Husband.
Walllngton, N, J., July 20. Elmer
Ackerman, of Pnterson, a motorman
on the Ne.iv Jersey Trolley Line, says
he saw a dthlte robed figure on his last
trip thrqdjfh Walllngton Friday .light
and pursued It.
He caught a young married woman
with her face nnd hands smeared with
phosphorus. The woman said sho was
around looking for her husband an 3 a
female companion he was in the habit
of meeting at roadhouses. She played
ghost, hoping to meet her rival and
scare her. The woman was permitted
to go without revealing her Identity.
READY TO LYNCH A BRUTE.
Ho Assaulted Two Girls in a New
f-nyvllle, N. Y July 20. West tfay
vllle people declare that nothing short
of lynching will meet the brute who
assaulted two little girls yesterday if
h can be captured.
The children were returning to their
heme when a strange man, in a cov
ered wagon, asked them to take a ride.
The stranger drove them up an unfre
Th children say they can Identify
the man. The girls' names are Van
Poperlng and Goldswortli.
DLEW THE TOP OF HIS HEAD OFF.
A .Sunstroke Sufferer's Terrible .11 ode
Trenton, N. J., July 20. Lenox Put
len, a farm hand, 31 years old, com
mitted suicide near this city this af
ternoon by blowing the top of his head
off with a shotgun.
Ho burled the stock of the gun about
a foot In the ground, leaned over it and
then pulled the trigger. Pullen had
been acting strangely for some time,
and it Is believed that he had suffered
New "York, July ).-Ctenred: Berlin,
for Antwepi Now York, for Southampton.
Sailed: Trave, for Bremen.
Confirmed by the Governor of Northwest
THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY
Difficulties Thnt Must lie Surmounted
lo ltcncli the Klmidykc Country.
Cost of Trnnsportation--A Ituitroud
May Ho lliiilt to the Gold Regions.
Seattle, Wash., July 20. C. B. Mc
intosh, governor of the Northwest Ter
ritory, In which Is Included the far
famed Klondyke district, Is In Seattle.
He freely subscribes to the truthful
ness of the stories sent out as to the
richness of the new diggings. He esti
mates that the Klondyke and Its trib
utaries yielded over $3,000,000 In gold
last winter. Of this amount he says
12,000,000 nnd upward came via the
steamships Portland and Excelsior.
More than n million dollars in dust,
he snys, Is now stored away In the
cabins of miners along the creek be
"The British Yukon yield of gold for
1S97," the governor added, "will not be
less than $10,000,000." He says sur
veyors tire now at work trying to as
certain the feasibility of the construc
tion of a rnllroad Into the Yukon. One
route contemplates a line of steam
el s from Fort Wrangle up the Styken
Chicago, July 20. P. B. W'eare, vlco
president of the North American Trad
ing company, Is receiving hundreds of
letters asking for Information regard
ing the Alaskan gold fields. He said
"The boats which sail from Seattle
this month have full passenger lists,
and any one who wants to go to the
Klondyke must wait for the August
boats. The Journey is 7,000 mll.s and
most people do not realize what the
Yukon country is. They will need a
map to convince them that the country
of the Yukon with its tributaries In
Alaska and British America Is as largo
as the whole United States east of the
Mississippi; that It will take longer
than a trip to Europe to reach the Be
hrlng Sea and the mouth of the Yukon;
that by the time they strike the Yukon
the Alaskan arctic winter will be upon
"By Sept. 25 the weather settles nnd
the Yukon river is frozen solid until
next May. The expense of getting
from Chicago to Seattle Is $B0, and
from Seattle to the Behrlng sea is $150.
There will be thousands of western
men who will go, but of course the
coast people expect everything In their
favor. One thing must be remembered
that the Klondyke country Is In Brit
ish domain and will be governed ac
cordingly. Helena, Mont., July 20. Eleven thou
sand four hundred ounces of gold from
the Klondyke diggings in Alaska were
received at the Assay office here last
night via the Northern Pacific express
from Seattle. Ten' thousand ounces
were consigned to the American Na
tional bank of this city and the bal
ance to the Assay office. The Alaska
shipment, in connection with about
$30,000 received from placer mines.
makes the total receipts at the Assay
office about $230,000.
San Francisco, July 20. The excite
ment over the discoveries of gold In
Alaska continues here, and when the
steamer Excelsior leaves for St, Mich
aels next Sunday she will carry all the
miners' supplies she can hold. The
Excelsior will be the last steamer to
sail this year from San Francisco to
connect with the Yukon steamers, but
there Is already talk of chartering an
other steamer to take up a crowd of
miners. No more news from the Klon
dyke regions will be received until the
steamers leaving here and Seattle have
KLONDYKE OR DEER RIVER
Some Interesting Geographical De
tails About the New Placer Fields
nnd About the Methods of Working.
Ran Diego, Cat., July 20. An Inter
esting letter, telling of the rocent trip
of the steamer Excelsior to Alaska,
has been written by Captain J. F. Hlg
glns, of the steamer, lo a friend In this
He says: "Tho word Klondyke
means Deer river, and is called Rein
deer river on the charts. It empties
Into the Yukon fifty miles above tho
Big river, Tho geographical position
of the Junction Is 70 degrees 10 min.
north latitude, 138 degrees CO mln. west
longitude. Bonanzo creek dumps Into
Klondyke about two miles above tho
Yukon. Eldorado Is a tributary of tho
Bonanzo. There are numerous other
creeks and tributaries, the main river
being 300 miles long. The gold so far
hns been taken from Bonanzo and El
dorado, both well named, for the rich
ness of the placers Is truly marvellous.
Eldorado, thirty mllesjong, is staked
the whtde length, and as" far as worked
"Ono of our passengers, who is tak
ing $1,000,000 with him, has worked one
hundred feet of his ground, nnd re
fused $200,000 for the remainder, and.
confidently expects to clean up $400,000
nnd more. He hns In a bottle $212 from
one pan of dirt. His pay dirt while be
ing washed averaged $230 an hour to
each man shoveling1 in. Two others of
our miners who' worked their own
claims cleaned up $0,000 from the day's
washing. There iu about fifteen feet of
direct nbove bed rock, the, pay streak
averaglnff from four to six feet, which
Is tunnelled out .while tho ground Is
frozen. Of courne, the ground taken
out Is thawed by building fires, and
when the thaw comes and water rushes
In they set their sluices and wash the
dirt. Two of our fellows thought a
small bird in tho hand worth a large
one In the bush, nnd sold their claim
for $45,000, getting $4,500 down, tho re
mainder to be paid In monthly Instal
ments of $10,000 each, Tho purchasers
had no more than '55,000 paid. They
were twenty days thawing and getting
out dirt. Then there was no water to
sluice with, but ono fellow made a
rocker, and In ten duya took out tho
$10,000 for the first instalment. So,
tunnelling and rockerlng, thf-y took out
the $40,000 before there was water to
"Of course, theso stories read like tins
story of Aladdin, but fiction is not at
nil In It with facts and nt Klondyke.
The ground located and prospected can
be worked out In a few years, but there
Is still an immense territory untouched,
and the laboring man who can get
there with one year's provisions will
have a better chance to make a stake
than In any other part of the world."
SYMPATHY FOR STRIKERS.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
Extend the Substantial Sort.
Peoria, III., July 20. The following
circular has been made public:
Grand Lodge of the Brotherhood of Lo-
Special Circular No. 1, 18!7-!)S.
Peorlo, III.. July 17, li97.
To All Subordinate Lodges:
Sirs and Brothers There Is at the pres
ent time a contest Lelng wuged between
labor and corporate capital that is at
tracting tho attention of the people of tho
wholo country regardless of station or
condition, viz., the strtko of tho bitumin
ous coal miners tinder the direction ot tho
United Mine Works of America In the
states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Vir
ginia, Indiana, Illinois, etc. Wo are con
fident thero Is not a member of tho broth
erhood but who Is in sympathy with theso
tollers who are required to delvo In tho
bowels of tho earth for the ftiel used on
the locomotive upon which our member
ship earn tl.elr dally wages, nnd ns our
laws do not permit us us an organization
to actively engage with these, our brother
wage workers, in their struggle for what
Is justly duo them as workingmen, it is
our privilege, if we so will it, to give them
financial aid which will substantially as
sist them In maintaining themselves and
families during tho time they are contest
ing for Justice and believing that every
member who is financially situated so as
to contribute to tho support of our fel,
low workmen In this, their hour of con
flict, will gladly avail themselves of an
opportunity, we respectfully petition
each of our subordinate lodges to Imme
diately, by voluntary contributions from
Individual members or In any manner
deemed .advisable, donate such an amount
as they can afford, be It ever so little, for
the benefit of the striking miners and tho
same bo forwarded to our grand secretary
and treasurer. Brother F. W, Arnold, who
wUl Immediately receipt for same and for
wRVd to the proper officer designated to
receive contributions on behalf of th
United Mine Workers. Let your contri
butions bo as liberal as your means will
permit and your returns prompt that we
may nt once render some substantial as
sltance to our brothers in distress. Quot
ing the language of President Ratchford,
of the United Mine Workers' union In his
official communication to me, "The pray
ers of an enslaved class will forever bless
jou, your nrsoclation and your posterity."
In sending contributions stato they are
for the mine workers. Fraternally yours,
F. 1'. Sargent.
Attested: F. W. Arnold, Grand Secre
tary and Treasurer.
NEGRESS IS CRUELLY SCOURGED.
Court in Georgia Decrees That She
Ho Whipped for Theft.
Atlanta, Oa., July 20. The entire
state Is greatly outraged by the ac
tion of the Early county court, sitting
nt Blakeley, Ga. It Is said-that for
some time the county court hai al
lowed corporal punishment to be In
flicted in part payment of sentences.
This fact was brought to light yester
day by the recital of the case of a ne
gro woman who, having stolen a pair
of cuff-buttons, was sentenced to a
whipping ns a part of her punishment.
The negress was marched to the
premises of Judge Arthur Gray Powell
nnd under his personal supervision un
mercifully beaten, until the piteous
cries nttrncted the attention of Sher
iff Black, who rescued the unfortunate
nnd ordered that the remainder of her
sentence bo spent In Jail.
There Is strong talk of an Investiga
tion of this atrocity and the prompt
punishment of the perpetrators.
ATTEMPT TO WRECK A PAY TRAIN.
Wnbash Passengers Have a Narrow
Escape Near I'lilrbury, III.
Falrbury, 111., July 20. An attempt
was made three miles east of this city
to wreck the Wabash pay car last
night. The wreckers had placed rails
and ties across the track, and It was
a success as far as wrecking a train
was concerned, but It was not tho pay
train, but the regular east-bound pas
senger, which preceded the pay car.
The engine was disabled, in spite of
the engineer noticing the wreckage
In tirrte to come to a sudden stop. No
ono was injured. This Is the second
attempt to wreck the train between
Forest and this city.
A posse with bloodhounds went In
pursuit of the wreckers, but no ac
count of dnrkne3s the hunt was aban
doned. ACCUSES THE SHERIFF.
Woinnn Snvs His Prisoner Lives in
Cumberland, Md., July 20. Mrs. Mary
M. Comegys, of Contervllle, Queen
Anne county, has written to gover
nor Lowndes, preferring sensational
charges against Sheriff James AA'ooly
hnnd, of being derelict In carrying out
'She alleges that P. Palmer Keating,
who was sentenced to Jail for ono year
lost April for embezzlement, Is allowed
to live in the sheriff's residence in a
finely furnished room, and Is permitted
to leave the Jail nnd visit his family
whenever he pleases, staying away as
long as he desires.
OPPOSED TO POWDERLY.
Scuntors Think Ills Appointment
Distasteful to Labor.
Washington, July 20. Tho senate
committee on immigration attempted
to secure a meeting today to consider
the nomination of Hon. T. V. Powderly
to be commissioner of Immigration, but
failed to obtain a quorum.
The meeting developed the fact that
confirmation will be opposed by some
senators on tho ground that Powder
ly's appointment 1b distasteful to the
labor element. Another attempt will
be made to take up the nomination to
morrow. AN ENQLISH VIEW.
London, July 21. The Standard says,
editorially, this morning: "Mr. McKlnley
has redeemed his pledge and has led tho
country back lno the fnaze of ultra-protectionism,
Europe survived the McKln
ley tariff and will also survive the Dlngley
tariff, which guarantees to England con
tlmml' supremacy in tho over-seas carry
ing' trade, and, therefore, Is likely to do
us more good than harm, while tho pros
pect for America Is further deficits, gold
shipments, a fatiguing succession of
strikes and panics and fanatics as polit
ical saviours." '
President Expresses Himself as
Highly Satisfied with It.
HE REVIEWS IT WITH ALLISON
The Lnttcr Predicts That the Mcnsttro
Will Pass tho Senate Surely by To
morrow Night, nnd Possibly Today,
Tho Democrats Not Seriously Dis
posed to Cnuso Delay.
Washington, July 20. President Mc
Klnley this morning expressed his
hearty approval of tho tariff bill as it
was reported by the conference com
mittee yesterday. His belief Is that
whatever Items In the bill fall short
of fulfilling Republican Ideals are the
effect of unavoidable compromises.
The president expressed his opinion
of the measure very frankly In a talk
with Senator Allison this morning. The
Iowa senator made an early call at the
white house and remained with the
president for a long time. He explained
the work of the conference very fully
and Impressed on Mr. McKlnley some
of the greatest difficulties with which
the conferees had contended.
At the conclusion of the interview
the president's indorsement of the
measure was unqualified. It is not
knawn what his views are with refer
ence to particular schedules, least of
all the sugar tariff, but It Is stated
that he took time this morning to
critically examine the decision on sugar
In the light of Mr, Allison's explana
tions. Mr. McKlnley expressed grati
fication that the tariff bill has reached
Its present stage In comparatively so
short a time, and hoped that tho bill
would not be long delayed in the sen
ate. After the Interview with the presi
dent, Senator Allison said: "The bill
will surely pass the senate by tomor
row night, and possibly today. Tho
Democrats are not, I think, seriously
disposed to delay flnnl action. The
attack will be confined mostly to the
questions of sugar, cotton ties, burlaps
nnd bagging nnd these will be rather
quickly disposed of, I believe."
WOMAN'S VICTORY FOR RUSSIA.
The Cznrinn Secures More Religious
London, July 20. The Berlin corres
uondent of tho Stnndard says that
while celebrating Christmas eve In the
German manner the czarina was asked
by her husband to express a wish. She
whispered "Please permit a llttln
more lellgioun toleration." The czar
answered smilingly: "That will (o-ne
The czar did not forget his prnml3
nnd hns Issued a ukase cancelUtifr that
of li.s futher, Alexander III, .vhloh or
dered that every non-orthodox person
In Russia who married an orthodox
person should sign a document de
claring that he would bapt'ze and edu
cate his children In the orthodox faith.
The ukase of the czar permlti chil
dren ot mixed marriages to bo edu
cated In the religion of their parents,
sons In thnt of their father and dausli
ters in that of their mother.
DROVE OFF WITH A BOY.
Strnngo Actions of Two Mon in n
Trenton, N. J., July 20. Willie Buck
ley, tho 12-year-old son of a saloon
keeper, was accosted near the centre of
the city last night by a man who told
him a friend wanted to see him near
the Delaware river drawbridge. The
boy accompanied the man to the spot
and was unceremoniously hustled Into
a carriage in waiting.
He was too much frightened even to
cry out. After a drive of several miles
Into the country the two men alighted,
telling tho boy with nn oath to stay in
tho carriage. After waiting some time
for his captors the boy Jumped out and
hastened homeward. He arrived about
midnight, scared almost Into hysterics.
Mr, Buckley thinks the men were
WOKE UP MILES FROM HOME.
A Telegraph Operator's Long Tramp
in a Trance.
Trenton, N. J., July 20.-r-James E.
Brady, a telegraph operator from Fall
River, Mass., walked Into the .police
station here and asked for something
to eat and a place to sleep last night.
Tho man was In a dilapidated condi
tion, but his make-up Indicated that
such was not his usual condition.
Brady could give no account of hlm
solf and his mind was a blank until he
found himself walking on the railroad
track near this city. He was astound
ed when Informed that he was in New
Jersey's capital. Brady soon relapsed
Into a partially conscious condition, and
physicians who have examined him de
clare that he Is in a trance.
TALMAQE LOSES HIS PASTORATE.
Forced Out by Dissensions in
nshington, D. C, Chorch.
Washington, D. C, July 20. Owing
to dissensions among tho members of
tho aristocratic First Presbyterian
church, Rev. Dr. DeWitt Talmago wl'l
not return to Washington to tako
chin ge of his Hock.
The majority of the members claim
thnt Dr. Talmage has far from realized
their expectations, In fact, the church
has less members and Is worso pK
financially than ever before. Ho took
the associate pastorate under a con
truct, which has not netted him a pen
n this year.
Negro Shoots White Pilfer'.
Columbia, S. C, July 20. TayloJjelton,
a colored farmer, lay In wait latfr'nlght
In his melon patch for thieves who hud
been raiding It. Several mery appeared
and Helton fired Into the crowd with a
doublo barrel thotg-un. One man who
wub Bhot down was Charles Bwerlngen, a
white man from Camden, Tho wounds
are not fatal. Helton was not arrested,
The Baltimore Ashore.
St. Johns, N. F July 20. The steamer
Baltimore City, owned by Furness, At ithy
& Co., ran aahoro on Flat Island, Straits
of Belle Isle, today, Bho wts bound from
Montreal for Etorope, with a general
cargo. If tho weather Is fine sho will
probably get off tomorrow.
AGED MISER'S FIGHT.
Knife and Pitchfork Used nnd Ilotli
Combntnnts Hndly Hurt,
Mount Vernon, July 20. John Adam
nnd Charles Brotsch, known as "tho
misers of Fleetwood," each of whom is
more thnn CO years old, fought a bloody
battle early yesterday morning In a
barn In Fleetwood, For more thnn
twenty years the men have gone about
together, selling peppermint and herbs,
sleeping at night in Mulltn's barn, two
miles west of this city. This is the
first time they have ever been known
to have had any trouble.
Tho men lying wounded nt the hos
pital today decline to tell what It was
about, but it 1 believed that money
was the cause of the disagreement. Per
sons pnsslng the barn heard the sounds
of a terrible struggle Inside. Out of
the darkness came cries of agony, and
Brotsch ran out with a knife In his
hand. Ho was followed by Adam, who
grusped a pitchfork. Both men were
bleeding, and Adam's hand and should
ers were terribly slnshed. Adam came
to Mount Vernon In search of a phy
sician to bind up his wounds, and wns
taken to tho hospltnl. The men will
bu nrralgned In court of their condi
tion is so that they can be removed
by 'the police.
Another Mnrch Will Ho .Undo on the
Pittsburg, July 20. Tho attention of
the mlrers of the Pittsburg district It
now riveted on the Allison, Boone nnd
Enterprise mines near Canonsburg,
The Boone and Allison mines, which
were closed yesterday by the owners
to prevent trouble between their men
nnd the marching strikers, resumed to
day with nearly all full fcrce. No at
tempt wan made to start up at the En
terprise mine. The strikers fear that
if theso mines continue In operation it
will Induce the Enterprise men to go
back to work. The programme of the
strikers is to make another march on
the Allison mine. The leaders said this
afternoon that more than 2,000 diggers
would he massed In the Pan Handle
district and another march made on
the mines. Tonight the miners of the
Pan Handle district were gathering
above Rrldgevllle and It will not bo
surprising If one thousand miners are
found on tho Washington pike In the
morning. The men Inthe Millers and
Toms Hun districts are Idle and have
plenty of time to make another march.
They were supplying themselves with
several davs' rations, and If the pro
posed march Is made they will stay
abiiut the offending mines for several
tip to a lato hour tonight no word re
lating to a march had been received nt
district headquarters. If the march is
made tho time wilt be kept a secret.
Just at 'this stage of the strike sen
sational developments are expected.
Tho men are beginning to feel the
pang's of want, and are In a' condition
bordering on desperation.
It was lenrned today that organizers
have been secretly at work among
the miners of the New York and Cleve
land Gas Coal company for several
days. One ot them was served with
an Injunction to remain off the com
pany's property, and leave the men
alone. He snld that he had been at
work among the miners at Plum Creek,
nnd expressed great hopes of being able
to have them Join the general suspen
sion. As near as can be learned a
concerted effort will be made In the
near future to bring out the men nt
Turtle Creek, Sandy Creek and Plum
Just what proceedure will be resort
ed to has not yet been decided on. The
officials feel that In order to make the
strike a success In this district, these
miners must be brought out. They ad
mit that they have a difficult Job on
their hands as DeArmltt's men seem
determined to remain nt work. Tho
mines are running to their fullest
capacity, and are supplying a large
quantity of coal to the trade.
The coal market was quiet today.
Much coal was offered at $1.25 a ton.
Slack took a big Jump and sold for
85 cents a ton. Before the strike it
was sold at 40 cents a ton.
Labors of Amalgamated Association
Committee nt Yonngstoun.
Youngstown, O., July 20. The Amal
gamated association wage scale com
mittee wrestled all morning and until
3 o'clock In the afternoon over the ques
tion of making concessions to the
manufacturers, and as was evident
from the final result of the conference,
instead of deciding to accept any re
duction of either of the finishers or
puddlers' scales, they only tightened up
their resolution to stand out for the
8calg;r -.l as adopted at the Detroit
At 6 o'clock this afternoon the Amal
gamated association committee sent
word that it was ready to meet the
manufacturers who were In another
room and then the two sides got to
gether, tho first time since last night.
They remained In Joint secret session
until 7 o'clock this evening and then
gave up hope of agreeing and ad
journed until August 2, unless ono sldo
or the other asks for another confer
ence before that date.
THE NEWS THIS S1011N1NU.
Weather Indications Today)
Showers; Southterly Winds.
1 General Southern Senators Will En
deavor to Halt Progress on Confer
ence Renort on tho Tariff.
Powers In a Deadlock Over Treat
ment cf the Turk.
Richness of tho Yukon Gold Fields.
President MeKlnlty Pleased with the
2 Sport Base Ball Games of a Day,
Sporttn? Gcsslp, '
3 State Strike Spreads to Unlontown.
Governor Hastings Vetoes the Ormo
Amorlca's New Railway King.
5 Story "Told In a Trano."
0 LocaV Cornelius Smith's Answer to
the Fellow Suit.
Sulcldo at the Hillside Home.
7 Local Quarrel at a Labor Meeting.
Statistics of Our Public School!.
,8 Local West Slde-nnd City Suburban.
3 Lackawanna County News.
10 Neighboring County News Gleanings.
Financial and Commercial.
IN THE SENATE
But Little Progress Made
on It Beyond the For
LONG DEBATE ON SUGAR
Mr. Tillman Threatens to Be
come a Filibustered
Mr. Uncon Trios to Arrny tho North
Against the Soutli--Scnntor Teller
Criticises the Conference Commit
too for Not Cnrrying Out the Will of
the Scunto--Joint Resolution Is
Pnsscd Authorizing tho President
to Tnlio Necessary Steps for tho
Release of Competitor Prisonors.
Washington, July 20. Tho tariff con
ference report was presented to tho
sennto today, but little progress was
made on It beyond the formal reading
of about two-thirds of the report.
There wns no Indication of when tho.
final vote would be reached. During"
the day Mr. Tillman, Democrat, South
Carolina, openly threatened a filibust
er until next December If cotten bag
ging and cotton ties wero not restored
to the free list, but tho threat was re
garded as somewhat facetious. Tho
sugar amendments occasioned a Ions
debate, during which Mr. Allison stat
ed that the conference rates were low
er than those of the senate, and large
ly a concession to the house. Sena
tors Vest, Jones, Berry and White
questioned this statement, urging that
the sugar trust secured larger bene
fits from the conference schedule thnn
from any previously offered. The lum
ber amendment also brought out un.
animated criticism from Senators Tel
ler and Pettlgrew. When the amend
ments restoring cotton bagging and
cotton ties to the dutiable list was
reached, thero was sharp protest from
Senators Jones, Butler, Tillman and
Bacon. Mr. Tillman expressed his In
dignation at the sectionalism, which
had Inspired the conference commit
tee. He gave notice to southern sena
tors that If they would stand by him
they could hold the senate in session
until next December rather than sub
mit to this change.
Mr. Bacon characterized the restor
otlcn of cotton ties and cotton bagging
to tho dutiable list as indefensible fa
voritism of tho north against the south.
Replying to the suggestion of Mr.
Tillman, Mr. Butler said he stood ready
to Join, In any movement to hold the
senate In session for a week or longer
to prevent the consummation of this
iniquity against the south.
"I will tell tho senator," called back
Mr. Tillman, "that I am negotiating
with the senator from Pennsylvania
(Quay) for the speech by which ho
stopped the last tariff debate and I
may be ready to start on that speech
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE CRITI
CIZED. Mr, Teller criticized the conference
committee for not carrying out the will
of the senate. It was the first time, he
said, that a committee had surrendered
tho Interests of the senate without ask
ing for instructions. He had reason to
believe that members of the confer
ence committee, supposed to represent
the senate.hnd gone Into the confer
ence and worthed against the senate
amendment of white pine. Mr. Teller
declared that the entire report should
be rejected and sent to a committee
representing the senate and carrying1
out Its instructions. Referring to tho
bill as a whole the senator asserted
that It was the meanest tariff ever en
acted. At 5 o'clock Mr. White suggested an
adjournment, but Mr. Allison would
consent to this only In case of an agree
ment to meet at 11 a. m. tomorrow.
There were objections to this, and after
much fruitless sparring the senate at
5.15 p. m., on motion of Mr. Allison,
went Into executive session and then
ndjourned. Early In tho day the sen
ate passed a Joint resolution authoriz
ing and requesting the president to
take all necessary steps for the release
of the Competitor prisoners from prison
DINED WITH A CORPSE.
Finished His Meal Before Lenrniug
His Companion Wns Deud.
Ashland, Wis., July 20. On an In
quest on tho body of O. Carlson, today,
a 'Isherman named Olson told a re
markable story of how he had dined
with the corpse.
C ison said that Carlson, who had
Ijeen ill, sat down to a tnble, when
he cooked the diner nnd asked Carl
ain to Join, He did think It strango
that Carlson made no reply, or that
he refused to eat, for ho knew the
man was not well. Olson finished his
meal In silence, and was about to
leave tho cabin when Carlson's brother-in-law
entered, and discovered by the
Ftailng eyes that Carlson was dead.
I Ho Will Ho Hanged.
Richmond, Va., July 20,-Joo Fife, a
negro, who attempted an atsault upon
Mrs, Marks, of this city, on Thursday
morning last and on that afternoon at
tempted the same crime upon Miss Rus
sell, of Norfolk, who wns visiting in a
suburb of Richmond, was tried in tho
Hustings court today. A verdict of guilty
with the death pcrn'.ty was returned by
tho Jury, and Flfo was Bontenced to hauff
on August W.
The Hernld's Weather Forecast,
Now York, July 21. In the middle states
and Now Bngjand, partly cloudy to fnlr,
slightly warmer and more sultry weather
will prevail, preceded by light rain on thu
coasts In the morning, with light and
fresh southerly winds. On Thursday, In
both of theso sections, th weather will
be gonern'.ly fair and slightly warmer,
with fresh southerly winds and local rains
In tho lake and western dUtrtcta.