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SORAIJTON, PAM TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 27. 1897.
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Proper Understanding of
' the Affair Difficult
to Arrive At.
U CONFERENCE AT WHEELING
Labor Agitators Who
Will Be Present.
List Includes Eugene Debs, Snmiicl
Compcrs, .Mr. Kntchford anil Mnny
Other Wcll-Knowii Leadcrs--Conl
Is Heine. Shipped Over the IJaltl
m ore and Ohio Lino.
Pittsburg, July 20. Tho mining sit
uation in this district Is quiet and
unchanged. Both sides are waiting for
the result of the meeting tomorrow
of the operators. The arbitrators are
highly elated at the prospects. All
agiee In saying that it will be the
largest meeting of operators ever held
In this district. All of the western
men arc here and the eastern people
will nirlve In the morning. Hotel lob
bies are meeting places tonight for the
operators already here, and the strike
question is being well discussed. While
a large number are not In favor of
the old uniformity plan, all are anx
ious to hear what new phase the peace
commissioners have given the subject.
Some are decidedly opposed to uniform
ity, but all are In favor of arbitra
tion for settlement of the strike.
The board Is busy completing the
contract which is to be presented to
the meeting tomorrow at the court
No one can at this time predict the
outcome of the conference which Is ex
pected to last two and perhaps threo
Wheeling, W. Va., July 26. The Indi
cations are that tomorrow's conference
of labor leaders, made up of the execu
tive officers of the various organiza
tions centered under the American
Federation of Labor, will be largely
attended. Among today's arrivals aro
Eugene V. Debs, head of the Social
Democracy; Vice President Rea, of
the Decorators and Painters; President
Mnhon, of the Street Car Workers, and
President Samuel Gompers, of the Fed
eration nrd President Ratchford, of
the United Mine Workers, the last two
coming In on late trains. President
Sovereign, of the Knights of Labor,
will arrive from Washington In the
Today the Baltimore and Ohio sent
about 100 cars west and CO or 75 cars
were bent north on the two other
roads. So far there has been no Inter
ference with the passage of the coal
trains In the Eastern Ohio district.
DEBS AT WHEELING.
Wheeling, W. Va., July 26. Eugene
V. Debs made his appearance In Wheel
ing this afternoon and was met by a
large crowd at the railroad station.
Tonight he addressed a mass meeting
In the central part of tho city. The
efforts to secure the public building
square for the meeting failed and the
meeting took plaw a square away.
In speaking of tho situation in the
Fairmont coal fields Debs said he felt
encouraged. A number of men Joined
tho strikers there on Sunday and oth
ers are expected to follow. He says the
efforts of the organizers would have
ben more successful but for the fact
that the operators, as he claims, pre
vented their men from attending tho
meetings. Practical slavery, he says,
exist? In tho Fairmont mining region.
"Although the press may report the
miners us living under favorable con
ditions In the Fairmont region," said
Debs, "I have collected data from far
mers, miners and storekeepers which
shew that the mining companies cheat
their employes In tho mines, at the
hcales, ond In the company store. Ths
Intimidation practiced by the operators
has prevented many from Joining tho
strike but we are hopeful of ultimate
success In West Virginia."
Fairmont, W. Va., July 26. A mass
meeting was announced for tonight at
New England, but none was held be
cause only twenty-three miners had
gathered. The injunction Issued by
Special Judge Mason today seems to
have put an end to the strike here.
With all the leaders at Wheeling the
men say there Is nothing left for them
to do but to go to woik. Fully 100
men took this step at Monongah today,
which, with 80 men Imported from the
Connellsvllle region, makes 180 men
nt work there The Injunction Issued
touay has not as yet been served, and
the operators think this step will bo
unnecessary. It Is said many miners
want to go back to work, and that this
step will be taken tomorrow.
MINERS NEED ASSISTANCE.
Indianapolis, Ind., July 26. Commis
sioners Conner and Terhune, appointed
by Governor Mount to visit the Indl
anu coal fields and report on the con
dition of tho miners, submitted their
conclusions todny. They find that
about eight thousand miners and fam
ilies will need assistance If the pres
ent conditions continue. They suggest
that prosperous people of Indiana
hhould give the subject their thought.
Operators are quoted to the effect that
they aro responsible for low wages and
the condition of miners for they havo
forced down prices under the stress of
competition which In turn has driven
them to It. The report calls attention
to tho fact that no lawlessness exists
and that there are no signs of on un
The governor has decided to issuo
an appeal suggesting some kind of a
reasonable relief for tho striking min
ers and their families.
Pittsburg, July 26. Colonel W. P.
JUnd, tho Chicago operator, urrlved In
the city today. While he heartily fav
ors arbitration, he says the uniformity
movement, laqggpPTr the meet
ing tomoKjjfe3W5r the purpose of
settling rMlAiirlke by arbitration, he
will not attend, as he will not lend his
support to a plan to bring about a set
tlement, when uniformity Ib establish
ed. Operator Jnnies W. Shields voiced
similar sentiments and declared that
ho would not participate In the unifor
RATCHFORD WILL GO TO WHEEL
ING. Columbus, O., July 26. President
ltntchford and Secretary Pearce, of tho
United Mine Workers of America,
leave at 11.20 p. m. for Wheeling, W.
Va., to attend the conference of the
labor organizations of the country.
Wheeling, W. Va., July 26. It Is not
admitted that the efforts of the strikers
to tie up the West Virginia mines have
not been sufficiently effective to cause
serious lack of production In any of tho
several districts. Every one ho set
tled down to await the developments of
the big conference here tomorrow.
Philadelphia, July 26. A rumor to
the effect that the Pennsylvania rnll
jond hns refused to haul coal from
the Clearfield district to points west t
Pittsburg was positively denied today
by the oftlclals of the company. No
such order has been Issued.
The Report That Whitclnw Held Is to
Succeed Secretary Sherman Not
Generally Credited in Washington.
Washington, July 20. The rumor that
Secretary Sherman is about to retire
from the state department and that
Whltolaw Held will be appointed as his
successor is not generally credited hero.
It Is truo that the stories concerning Mr.
Sherman's probable retirement are very
persistently put forth, but no ofllclal con
firmation can tie found for them. Secre
tary Sherman himself said not long be
fore his departuro from Washington that
he had no intention to resign, and Sena
tor Hanna, whose name has been mixed
up in the stories concerning Sherman, de
clares emphatically that there is no
ground for the statement.
Mrs. Sherman, wife of the secretary. Is
very anxious to have him resign and re
tire from official labors. This, together
with the established fact that Whltelaw
Reld has tried to negotiate for the lease
of Colonel John Hay's house In Washing
ton, Is the only basis, apparently, for tho
resignation story. Senator Piatt, It Is
said, would certainly oppose the appoint
ment of Reld to a cabinet position, but
President McKInley probably would not
consider this if ho seriously desired to
appoint Mr. Reid.
FIGHT IN A MINE.
A Constnble Arrests Italinn Desper
ado After a Hard Struggle.
Pittsburg, July 26. A desperate fight In
a coal mine is one of the sensational
scenes connected with an arrest mado
here last night. Constable George
Schmatzlneta returned from Unity with
the notorious Prlmo Calefll on a charge of
attempting to commit a felony.
Tho accused Is Interpreter at the coal
mines and a leader of an Italian colony.
Ho was hlillng In the mine. The consta
ble saw Mrs. Calllfi taking her husband's
supper Into the mine and folowed her. A
fierce fight ensved by tho light of a pit
Whllo tho men were struggling Mrs.
Calefll attacked tho constable with a pick,
and would have killed him had ho not suc
ceeded In knocking her down. Schmatz
lneta also conquered Calefll and got him
out of the mine. The prisoner would not
walk and had to be hauled to the station.
Italians attempted to release the pris
oner. Tho constable and driver knocked
them down with clubs as fast as they
came up. The constable says Sam DeAr.
mitt, superintendent of the mine, and
brother of William P. DoArmltt, now fig
uring prominently In the big coal strike,
told Calefil to resist arrest.
CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS.
Itrown-Ilonncll Iron Company En
deavor to Sottle Wngc Scnlc.
Youngstown, O., July 26. A conference
Is In progress today between the officials
of the Brown-Bonnell Iron company and
their employes. The company Is trying
to settle tho wage scale with then men
Independent of tho Amalgamated asso
ciation and on the basis of the arrange
ment effected between Jones & Laughlin,
of Pittsburg, and their emploos.
President Myion C. Wick, of tho Union
Iron and Steel company, said nt noon
unless the men in their mills agreed to a
similar proposition by this evening, a
big order, tho option on which oxplres
today, would go to the Pittsburg firm,
Cntight in n Wreck of Empty Cars nt
Altoona, July 26. This morning eleven
empty cars ran half u mile down tho
steep railroad leading to the Altoona Coal
and Coko company's mines abovo Klt
tannlng Point, and piled Into a locomotive
which was shifting cars.
Engineer George Soger escaped by
Jumping, but Fireman Thomas Grey was
caught In the wreckage nnd badly In
jured. All of the cars and tho tender of
the locomotive were smashed.
FIVE FIENDS LOCKED IN JAIL.
I'nrt ofn Gnng of Eighteen Thnt As
saulted n Girl.
Wllllamsport, Pa., July 26. Five of the
eighteen men charged by 15-year-old Mary
iMooro with assault at Milton were arrest
ed at Carmel, this county, last night, and
uro In Jail herp. The girl was mado a
prisoner In a building on the Milton Fair
They were registered as Wesley Gouscl,
Cyrus Mulllner, Harry Smith, Frank Ocl
ger and Milton Cady.
Dndrio Will Do Executed.
Harrlsburg, July 26. Pasquale Dadrlo,
the Italian murderer, will be oxeauted In
Philadelphia tomorrow. Governor Hust
ings tonight rcfi'sed to grant a respite
on the appeal of Christopher L. Flood, the
Southampton, July 26. Sailed: Bremen,
New York Cleared: Latin. Bremen via
Plymouth; Taurle. Liverpool.
Naples-July 23.-Salled: Ems, Now
An Elcvntcd Electric Road.
Boston, July 26. The board of railroad
commissioners has granted authority to
the Boston Elevated Railroad company
to Issue $10,000,000 of stock. The motive
power of the road Is to he electricity.
Gun Mnterinls Shipped.'
Bethlehem, Pa., July 26. There was
shipped tonight from the Bethlehem Iron
company's prdnar.ee work to the WflBn
Ington navy yard, a largo consignment
of gun tubes, hoops and other supplies.
DR. SWALLOW FINDS
A MARE'S NEST
Results ol the Recent Investigation at
tbe State Capitol.
A DUPLICATE BILL IS DISCOVERED
Dr. Swallow Obtnlns Permission to
Exnmina tho Illlls Contracted Tor In
the Work of Repairing Grnco
Methodist Episcopal Church nt
Harrlsburg, July 26. Rev. Dr. Silas
C. Swallow, of Harrlsburg, who was
brought Into notoriety last wnlter by
his attack uoon certain state officials
In the Pennsylvania Methodist and his
cubsequent conviction for libeling Cap
tain John C. Delnney, superintendent
of public buildings and grounds, hns
startod on a now tack. With two
friends the doctor culled at the ex
ecutive department today and request
ed permission to examine the bills for
tho fitting up of Grace Methodist Epis
copal church for the use of the legis
lature after the burning of the capltol.
Governor Hustings promptly directed
Superintendent Delaney to furnish all
bills to Dr. Swallow and his friends
and to glvo them any Information that
they might desire. Tho two spent six
hours scrutlnlzlg the accounts and in
their examination found a mare's nest.
When 3oernor Hastings undertook
to remodel the church he engaged tho
firm of Nesbtt & Coder, of Harrlsburg,
to superintend the alterations. Charles
Miller, of Harrlsburg, who secured the
contract a year ago from the board of
public buildings and grounds to do tho
carpenter and repair work for the
state after lively competition, was
chosen to take charge of the carpenter
Dr. Swallow has discovered that du
plicate Mils to the amount of $400 for
lumber and mill work, furnished by tho
D. D. Boas estate to the church, was
charged to Nesblt & Coder and also to
Mr. Miller. Harry D. Boas, manager
of the Boas estate, learned of the du
plicate this e'3nlng and of his own
accord promptly mado the following
In explanation of the duplicate bills for
lumber and mill work furnished by D. D.
Boas' estati to Grace church, I wish to
say that It was ordered and charged to
Nesblt & Coder for Grace church, and
the bill, with ono for desks, was ren
dered to' them. Some time after Charles
Miller, tho contractor for Grace church,
asked mo for the samo bill. I told him
that It had been sont to Nesblt & Coder.
He said that It belonged to him, as he
was the contractor, and wanted It so
that he could present his account to tho
board of commissioner. I told him I
would have to see Mr. Ccder about It
first. After consulting with Mr. Coder I
snt Mr. Mlllev the bill, and afterward
told Mr. Coder I had done so.
Mr. Coder Is a friend of Swallow,
and was a witness for him In the trial
for libel. He was a member of the firm
that had to pass upon the accounts
of the work at th Grace church and
approved the duplicate bills. None of
the bill? for fitting up the ohurch hove
been paid, and of course this bill
would have been paid only once In the
settlement o these accounts. Mr. Co
der la not In the city today, and there
fore no explanation Is given by him
of his neglect to withdraw the bill after
he had been advised by Mr. Boas that
a duplicate had been furnished Mr. Mil
ler. It Is expected that on his return
lie will voluntarily withdraw his bill.
Policy Holders of the Massachusetts
Benefit Life Assurance Association
Hold an Exciting Session.
New York, July 26. Over 300 policy hold
ers In the Massachusetts Benefit Life As
surance association held an exciting meet
ing in this city today. They decided to
refuse to pay sny more sums Into the
company and empowered the committee
chosen at last week's meeting to make ar
rangements to transfer as many of the
10,000 policy holders as aro willing Into
somo old established New York company.
Further It was agreed to assess each pol
icy holder one-tenth of ono per cent, of
the face value of eaoh policy for tho ex
pense of enrollment and tronsfr. Some
of tho-so present hod paid $4,004 on a $10,
000 policy In ten years; there were others
whoso assessments had been Increased
from $19.90 to $39. and still other whose
regular and special calls had been tripled
and even quadrupled. In round numbers,
President Rolker said the liabilities of the
company wero about J9SO.O00. Of this he
thought $120,000 was Illegal and non-collectable,
leaving tho actual liabilities
about $S0O,O00. He would place the assets
of the company at $792,000.
Unless 00 per cent, of tho policy hold
ers had been heard from by check or
otherwise by August 5, President Rolker
added, the board of directors would prob
ably vote to clear up business.
Excitement Caused Dcntli.
Phllllpsburg, N. J., July 2C.-Royal Ball,
of Woodslde, L. I., came here Saturday
night suffering with nervous prostration
and died today. Ball was 70 years old.
His homo at Woodslde was near the cot
tage In which William Guldensuppo was
murdered and the excitement and shock
brought on by tho tcrrlblo murder preyed
on xno agea man anu no soon Decamo a
Jersey Iron Minos to Open.
Flemlngton, N. J., July 20. The Iron
mlncB at West Portal aro to bo reopon
cd after long Idleness. A syndicate of
Now York capitalists has taken chargo
and already 200 laborers have been land
ed there to begin tho preliminary work.
STATE SNAP SHOTS.
Frank M. Hayes has been appointed re
eclver of tho Keystone National bank of
Tho Peerless Glass company, of nil
wood City, after a shut-down of four
weeks, has resumed,
John Sobol, who murdered Andrew
Krutslc. In Elk county, on July 4, was
arrested at Limestone, N. Y,
An old cannon exploded at Browns,
vllle during tho passage of the new
steamer Florence Bell up tho Monongn
hcla, and wrecked a barge close by.
At Beaver Falls tho contract has been
let for tho construction of a new elec
tric .railway, to bo two miles In length
and to be completed In 45 days.
Early yesterday morning Mrs. Mary
Potts, aged 81 years, was found dead In
the garden of her residence nt Monocacy.
An open window of her room overhead
Indicated that she had fallen out while
trying to raise the window.
RESCUE TOO REALISTIC.
Young Woman Nearly Drowned in a
Plunge for Pictures.
Atlantic City, N. J., July 26.-U was
estimated that over 12,000 persons wero
In the surf today, and as a natural con
sequence tho life guards were kept busy.
An exciting Incident was caused by the
nervousness of two amateur life-savers
at The end of tho Ocean Pier. A hand
some woman, who gavo her namo ns
Mattlo Bradford, was engaged to walk
oft tho pier for tho benefit of a moving
picture exhibition, and sho played hor
part well. Jn the water below were two
men In a boat, but In the excitement of
tho moment they lost their heads, tho
boat capsized and both Joined the lady
In the brine. After considerably difficulty
tho trio were safely landed.
Thomas Jones, of Twenty-fourth nnd
Federal streots, Philadelphia, was almost
drowned when brought safely to shoro.
Others In the same condition were: D.
C. Bayllss, James McMullen, Emellno
Schaefcr and Patrick Sullivan, all of
whom owe their present existence to tho
timely arrival of tho llfo guards.
IN TARIFF BILL
Treasury Olllclnls Unve Already Dis
covered a Number ol Inconsistencies
iu tho Now Act Which Will Cause
Washington, July SO. Tho treasury of
ficials already have discovered n num
ber of. Inconsistencies In tho new tariff
act, somo of tnem. It Is feared being In
capable of reconciliation. It Is pointed
out that section 952 places tho duty on
plums at 25 oents per bushel, and section
264 fixes the rate nt 2 cents per pound.
An error In tho paragraphs as to currants
was corectod In conference. Another sec
tion fixes the rato of duty on hides of cat
tle at 15 per cent, advalorem and admits
raw skins free. Tho question Involved in
tho classification of calf skins, It being
contended that comerclally calf skins aro
not classed as hides of cattle and hence
Is entitled to free entry which Is believed
to be contrary to the purpose of congress.
Attention Is also called to the fact that
the provision as to licenses for customs
brokers was, by inadvertence It Is be
lieved, left out of the act. Circulars aro
In preparation construing a number of tho
sections of tho act. Persons entering this
country are permitted under certain re
strictions to bring with them duty free
"usual and reasonable furniture."
This Is Interpreted to mean such furni
ture as would be roaeonablo and useful
to tho persons! use of persons In their
condition In life.
FIVE HUSBANDS, ALL SOLDIERS.
Itcmnrknblo Record of n Michigan
Decatur, Mich., July 26. Mrs. Kate L.
Glasford, of Muskegon county, has the
tin'ouo distinction of having five hus
bands, each of whom was a war veteran.
Sho Is a well-preserved woman of 64
yeurs, and of attractive appearance. Her
first husband, William S. Simmons, was a
member of the United States dragoons,
and she served &t a nurse.
For meritorious services at Harrison's
Landing she was presented by President
Lincoln with a beautiful gold medal. Sim
mons was taken prisoner, and she never
heard of him .again. After the war sho
married Andrew J. Harrington. Divorced
In 1S7C, sho married John White, from
whom sho also obtained a divorce.
In 18S9 she moved to Muskegon county
and married William Fowler, from whom
sho was divorced. Then, after a time,
camo her present husband, Glasford. Mrs.
Glasford has been colloctor of customs
at Port Sherman and postmlstiess at
Engineer Rich Hns Ileon Studying
the Route from I'ckin to Hnnkow.
San Francisco, July 26. Chief Englnoer
W. W. Rich of tho Soo road, Is back
from nlno months' work In China, where
he has teen making a reconnolsanco for
the Chlneso government of tho routo
of tho proposed railroad between Pekln
nnd Hankow and Its extension across
China to meet the Siberian railroad.
He said that when completed tho line
would be 700 miles long. The route pre
sented many engineering difficulties, be
cause of mountains and a network of
small rivers, and construction would be
costly. No survey has yet been made,
but he submitted an estimate of the
probable cost. This Is the line the con
struction of which, recent reports say,
as given to a Belgian syndicate
APACHE KID'S CAVE.
Tho Impregnable Rctieut of nn In
dian Outlnw Explored.
Phoenix, Ariz.. July 26. News has been
brlught here by Burnett and Bonsall, two
prospectors, of tho dlsoovevy of Apnohe
Kid's cave In the Superstition Mountains,
which Is as difficult to teach as Chief
Cochise's famous stronghold In tho Dra
goon Mountains was years ago. Tho
cavo Is on a steep bluff and overlooks
tho country for miles. There is only ono
approach, and one man with a rifle could
hold it against 500 men.
Apache Kid retired to this cavo af
ter killing a white boy several years
ago. Burnett and Bonsall exploied the
cavo, which 170 feet long and CO foot
deep. Simeon Nabors, undo of the boy
slain by Kid, has been on his trail evor
since, and has sworn to havo Kid's life.
WILD RIDE ON A FLOODS CREST.
Locomotive Engineer Jumps Into n
Altoona, Pa., July 26. Engineer Will
lam Osbourn was pulling train No. 2 on
the Pittsburg and Wheeling railroad, near
Ellwood, when suddenly the cnglno
plunged down Into Soap Run. Tho cul
vert had broken. Osbourn Jumped, nnd
landed In) the middle of tho stream,
which, swollen ty recont Tains, was a
Ho caught a floating tlo and managed
to keep up. In this way he was carried
two miles, Tho fireman, who stayed with
tha locomotive, was not hurt.
STATE PRODUCTS ON EXHIBITION.
Pennsylvania to Kent Quarters for
Display nt Nashville.
Bellefonto, Pa., July 20. Secretary of
tho Pennsylvania Commission to tho Ten
nessee Centennial W. L. Malln, returned
from Nashville last night, where ho had
gono to ascertain tho most suitable dis
play to bo made by Pennsylvania. Mr.
Malln thinks It would not bo wlso at this
lato day to erect a building, but merely
to secure quarters and make an exhibition
of our chief products and Industries.
Ho will meet tho commission in Harris
burg early thlB week.
Conl Train Wrecked.
Baltimore, July 26. A south-bound coal
train on tho Pennsylvania railway be
tween Baltimore and Washington wag
wrecked shortly after noon today, ten
cars leaving the rails and scattering their
contents over both tracks. No ono wus
hurt but t runic between tho two cities
1 was Interrupted for two or three hours.
BILL IS APPROVED
Governor Hastings Cuts $50,000 from
THE SPBER MEASURE IS VETOED
Very Voluminous and Contnlns Mnny
Provisions Thnt Seam to tbo Gover
nor to Do Objectionable, and His
Approval Is Therefore Withheld.
Harrlsburg, July 26. Governor Hast
ings approved today the first and sec
ond specific appropriations, amounting
to 5150,000 and disapproved the third
and fourth specific appropriations
amounting to $50,000, in the bill appro
priating $200,000 to Lehigh university
at Bethlehem. The llrst two Items are
for maintenance nnd general expenses
and the other two for general educa
tional purposes and special mainten
ance of the plant. The executive also
approves the first, third and fourth
specific appropriations, amounting to
$1,000, In the bill appropriating $5,944.
34 to the trustees of the state hospital
for the Insane at Wernersvllle.
The governor vetoes the Speer bill
enlarging, modifying and defining the
powers of third class cities and the
bill relative to applications for war
rants for vacant lands of the common
wealth, filing of caveats, against tho
granting of such warrants, their con
sideration by the board of property,
and authorizing suits at law by either
party that may be dissatisfied with the
decision of the board of property in
regard to granting such warrants. Ho
says of the first bill, "Is very volumin
ous nnd contains many provisions that
would Improve the existing laws relat
ing to cities of the third class and It
Is with regret, that by reason of sev
eral of Its provisions which seem to
me objectionable, I am constrained to
withhold my approval."
UNIVERSITY WILL BE OPEN.
Bethlehem, July 26. The trustees of
the Lehigh university have authorized
an emphatic denial of tho report that
the university may be compelled to
close Its doors In September. This re
port was entirely unauthorized. Tho
university will be open as usual In;
September with all departments In full
efficiency. Moreover the trustees take
pleasure In saying that the appropria
tion of $150,000 by the state of Penn
sylvania' has entirely relieved the uni
versity of any anxiety arising out of
the temporary and partial failure of
Its Income, nnd that the prospects for
Its continued usefulness and growth
are In every way satisfactory and en
couraging. REVENUE PRODUCER.
The Dill Increasing tho Ilovcnno on
Charters Is Helping to Till the
Harrlsburg, July 20. While the ravenue
produclng power of a number of bills
passed by tho legislature to remove the
deficit In tho stato treasury Is uncertain,
the law Increasing the bonus on oharters
from U to 1-3 per cent., and requiring Its
payment on tho Usulng of letters patent.
Instead of In two equal Installments, has
demonstrated Its efficacy In a very grati
fying way to the governor and stato
treasuier. The law has been In opera
tion since June 15, and tho Increased re
ceipts from this source already amount
to about $100,000. It Is expected by the
origlnutor of the law, Major Farnsworth,
corporation clerk In the state depart
ment, that the state. Instead of getting
from the bonus on charters on an average
of $3&0,000 a year, will derive revenues an
nually approximating $000,000.
Tho pnrclpal merit of the new bonus
law Is that It requires all the tax to bo
paid at once. When two chanceB wero
given the last Installment was In many
Instances not forthcoming, as many of
the corporations were organized for spec
ulative purposes, and when tho second
payment was due they had vanished or
had been rendered Incapable of meeting
their liabilities. When an Incorporated
company Incieases its capital stock It Is
subject to tho same bonus as when it se
cures Its charter, and the good effect of
this feature of tho law was recently Il
lustrated In the payment on this account
of over $06,000 by tho Pittsburg Traction
DEVOURED BY AN ALLIGATOR.
The Iteptile Dives Down, Carrying
Jacksonville, Fla., July 26. While bath
ing at Black Point yesterday three ne
grccB were attacked by an allgator. Two
of them escaped, but William Samuels
was caught by tho beast, which grasped
him In Its Jaws by tho middle. Samuels
uttered an yell of pain and terror, and
fruntlcully began beating tha alligator
about thq head and trying to blind It.
Tho nlllgator a second lated dived with
him In Its wide-open mouth. Samuel's
screams tilling the air until stopped by
the water. His companions hastily ped
dled out to tho spot, but could not see
nny traco of him. Tho water was dyed
with blood for rods, and underneath they
could see tho water whirl and boll as
If something was moving about In a vio
Number of Cnns Cupturcd on Squaw
Islnnd in tho Niagiirn.
Buffalo, N. Y., July 26. A number of
iniall tin cans containing about forty
pounds of opium were discovered on
Squaw Island, In tho Niagara Tlver today,
and turned over to the customs authori
ties. Tho apparent sequel to tho discov
ery Is an attempt made by a party of
Chinamen to land on the Island about mid
A detail of pollco from the Black Rock
precinct wero on tho watch for smug
glers, and rushed for the boat as It
touched shoro. Tho Chinamen pushed off
Into tho swift current and escaped the of.
flcer3 who fired after them with no ap
Liliuokulnni Returns to Washington.
Washington, July 26. Former Queen
Lllluokajanl, of Hawaii, accompanied by
her suite, consisting of Mr. and Mrs,
Joseph Helelul.o and "Duke" Palmer,
her prlvato secretary, returned to Wash
ington yesteraay arternoon from New
Silver Reaches Low Wntcr Mnrk,
New York, July 26. The market prleo
of bar sliver leuchod low water mark to
day. Qovernment assay bars were quoted
at M cents which made tho sliver In a
standard silver dollar worth 45.63 cents as
itgainbt 45.70 in lWtl. The market opened
at I'M an ounce and later declined to 6S.
MRS. MAYBRICK'S CASE.
British Government Again Declines
to Intorfcro in Iter llohnlf.
Washington, July 26. The British gov
ernment has again declined to Interfere
In tho exocutlon of the sentence of Mrs.
Florence Maybrlok, on tho ground that
'there Is no reason for a change of Judg
ment. The last effort to Beoure at least
an amelioration In the conditions of her
prison Ufa was made by Ambassador
11 ay, who had some correspondence on
the subject with the foreign office, which
he has transmitted to the state depart
ment. Lord Salisbury appears to have called
for a report In tho case from Secretary
Ridley, and the latter regretfully stated
that he was unable, In view of the con
clusion which had been reached by him
self and by his predecessor an to Mrs.
Maybrlck's guilt, to recommend to Her
Majesty that any exceptional treatment
should be accorded to her. Secretary
Ridley also added that the medical re
port In Mrs. Maybrlck's case was quite
satisfactory, ns evidence that the gov
ernment does not credit any of the state
ments us to tho Insanity of the prisoner.
Company Has Under Consideration
mi Extension to Occnn City.
Baltimore, July 26. It is reported that
the Pennsylvania railroad company hns
under consideration the building of an ex
tension to Ocean City, Md. Two routes
aro being considered ono .from Showolls
and the other from Friendship. Both
points are on the Dolawaro, Maryland
and Virginia division.
It Is said that tho onglnocrs have al
ready examined the routes and have re
ported that either could bo built at com
paratively small cost.
House of Commons Crowded with
Spectators to Hear tho Debate Upon
the Report of the South Africnn
London, July 26. Tho houso of commons
was crowded this afternoon In expecta
tion of a spirited debato upon tho report
of the select South Africa committee-appointed
to Inquire Into the circumstances
of Dr. Jameson's raid into tho Transvaal
and Into tho general conduct of tho af
fairs of the British South Africa cnar
After a number of questions, the Hon.
Philip James Stanhope, Radical memwr
for Burnley, moved amid loud Radical
cheers, a resolution that house regretted
the Inclusive character of tho report of
tho committee, more particularly failure
to recommend that specific steps toe taken
with regard to the admitted complicity of
Cecil Rhodes, and asked that Mr.
Hawkcsley, tho attorney for Rhodes, be
ordered to attend ut the bar of the houso
and to produce the telegrams which ho re
fused to show the committee.
Mr. Stanhope, inspeaking to his motion,
attacked the chartered company, Joseph
Chamberlain, secretary of state for tho
colonies, nnd Cecil RhodeB, and ex
pressed a desire that the latter should ue
deposed from his membership In the privy
council. Ho also wanted the charter or
the company materially modified.
Henry Labouohere spoke lh the samo
strain. He said that he thought that If
Canada should bo raided by the secretary
of stato of tho United States without the
assent of the president, England would
not be satisfied if the secretary of stato
were treated as Cecil Rhoades had been.
Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, chancellor of
the exchequer, said the government would
havo to consider whether Rhodes should
remain In tho privy council. But In deal
ing with him it must take into considera
tion the services he hod rendered gener
ally. The damaging rumors alleging com
plicity on tho part of the colonial office
had been exploded as fast as they had
Sir William Vernon Harcourt, tho Lib
eral leader, defended the committee and
said he thought the report conclusive on
all important points. He strongly de
fended Mr. Chamberlain and declared that
his action nt tho time tho ralJ occurred
disproved all Insinuations of complicity.
Tho charges that the committee had plot
ted to suppress certain ovldenco wero
worthy only of contempt. Ho hoped, he
said, ho would not live to seo the day
when a majority of tho house should de
clare by vote that they did not trust tha
word of its statesmen.
A vote was then taken and Mr. Stan
hope's motion was lost 304 to 77.
MONTH OF MARRIED LIFE ENOUGH.
llridc Proforrcd the Messenger Adam
Hnd Sent to Fetch Her.
Trdnton, N. J., July 25. Antone Adam
had a sweetheart In Germany, Emma
Titenens. Unable for business reasons
to make a trip abroad, ho sent a friend,
Nicholas Roumelfanger, to Germany for
her. When Rourr elf anger returned with
Miss Titenens they came to this city and
sho and Adam wero married by Rev.
Hugo Wendel. That was on June 26.
Almost simultaneously with tho mar
rlago tho wrfe Informed tho husband, ho
says, that sho preferred Roumelfanger.
Tho day following their arrival In Hart
ford, Conn., ho charges, sho left and Is
now supposed to be In Boston, Henco di
Victory in nn Interstate Drill.
San Antonio, Tex., July 26. In tho In
terstate drill today the governor's guards
of Austin, Tex., won; the Morton cadets
were second, and tho Seoley rifles, of
Off for Alnskn.
StrCudflburg. Pa., July 2G.-Joorgo
Ransbury, a well known resident of East
Stroudsburg, left today for tho Klondlko
gold fields of Alaska. Mr. Ransbury
leaves a luxurious homo.
Mndnme Nordicn Out of Dnnger.
London, July 26. Madame Lillian Nor
dlca, tho prima donna, who has been se
riously 111 at tho Hotel Savoy for sev
eral weeks, Is convalescent.
THE NEWS THIS M0RNIN0.
Weather Indications Today:
Rains Easterly Winds.
1 Telegraph Progress" of tho Bituminous
Scores Off for tho Yukon.
Le-hlsh University Appropriation Ap
proved. A Marcs Nest for Dr. Swallow.
2 Sport Scranton Goose-Egged at Syra
Eastern, National and Atlantlo League
Sporting aotslp of All Sorts.
3 Local Immaculate Heart School Insti
In and About the City Hall.
Two Presidents and Two Parties.
5 Local Wary Sohool Controllers.
CentraV Labor Union Will Boycott
CMad Dog Terrorizes the Hill.
6 Local West Side and City Suburban.
7 Laekawanna County News.
S Neighboring County News.
Financial and Commercial.
MORE OFF FOR
Juneau and Sitka in
Alaska Being Rapidly
ANOTHER STEAMER LEAVES
The Mexico Carries Four Hun
dred Gold Hunters.
A Vessel Just Arrived from tho Now
Eldorado Drlngs Newo of Excite
ment, but No Lucky Mlncrs--Pro
Jccts for Rnilways--Canndn unttMt .
the United Stntcs. '
Seattle, July 26. The steamer City of
Topeka arrived here from Alaska at 2
o'clock this morning. The Topeka
brought no Klondyke passengers nor
gold, but reports that the miners aro
flocking toward Dyea by the score from
Juneau and Sitka and that both places
threaten to be depopulated.
Port Townsend, July 26. The steam
er Mexico has left here with 400 passen
gers, all except fifty betng bound for
the gold, fields. They went well pro
visioned and equipped. Many havo
supplies for a threo years stay. Tho
party was made ,up. of men represent
ing all callings anu professions, includ
ing many veteran?, who joined the sim
ilar rush to the gold fields In Califor
nia nearly half a century ago.
San Francisco, July 26. N. E. Plcot-
te, of the Yukon country, who has)
been In this cltv several days, gives
an interesting aqcount of the efforts
of pioneers of that locality to secure
more modern means of conveyance into
the land of the golden fleece.
TWO PRACTICAL ROUTES.
"While at Circle City and Forty Mllo
last year," he says, "we considered
seriously the possibility of securing aid
from the Canadian government to build
a railway Into this district. We se
cured as reliable data as we could and
forwarded It to Ottawa. Finally an ap
propriation of $5,000 was passed by the
parliament, and surveyors were order
ed to take the field this year.
"There are two practical routes' by
which this country might be reached
by a railway. One of these is from a.
point on the Canadian Pacific, the other
from Dyea. As far a we were able to
ascertain neither presents many dim
cutles. That from Dyea would be
shorter for the reason that only some
eighty miles of road would have to bo
built, the rest of the route to the mines
being by means of the river. Of
course, during the winter season this
routo would be closed as far as tho
river Is concerned. This road would do
away with the difficulties of the Chll
kat Pass In the early days. It natural
ly would be a closer means of com
munication with San Francisco, and
for it reason Is not likely to ba
favc , by tho Canadian government.
'" other route Is about EOO miles
Ion , but being entirely within tho
don ,ion of Canada, Is likely to re
ceh earnest consideration at tho
har 1 of tho government.
THE PORT OF DYEA.
"The moneyed men of that section
are willing to assist In any enterprise)
of this character, which will tend to
develop the country. The attention of
the yorld has been called to our coun
try, 4tid the Idea that naught but fairy
tales have been written about Its
wealth is being quickly dissipated."
The Pacific coaet steamship peopla
aro much exercised over the action ol
the treasury department In making;
Dyea, a sub-port of entry, which they
claim was done nt the request of tho
Canadian Pacific Navigation company,
through the Dominion government.
The Canadian Pacific operates a lino
of steamers between Victoria and Ju
neau, and asked to have United Statea
customs olficers placeJ on board their
boats, which they wanted to run
through to Dyea direct. These officers
were to collect duties, and thus obvi
ate the necessity of landing cargoes
nt Juneau. The treasury department
went even further and made Dyea o
pub-port of entry. The local steamship
companies say thl3 will turn gold hunt
ers from the east to tho Canadian
route, to the injury of the local line.
Claims Thnt Ho Wns Convicted lie
cnuso Ho Wns nn A. I. A.
Topeka, Kas., July 26. A. D. Hubbard,
who was convicted of embezzling $8,000 as
receiver of the Hamilton Printing com
pany, was today sentenced to three years
Invtho penitentiary I'by Judge Hazcn.
Hubbard was a prominent lawyer hero at
tho time of his arrest, was law partner to
Lieutenant Governor Harvey and woo
tato president of tho A. T. A. of Kansas.
When tentence was pronounced, Hub
bard made a sensational speech. Ho said
he was convinced that he was convicted
bocauso of his connection with the A. P.
A., and if so ho was proud of It.
Comptroller of tho Treasury.
Washington, July 26. It Is understood
that Robert J. Tracewell, of Indiana, has
been selected as comptroller of the treas
Gnrinent Workers Strike.
New York, July 26. Two thousand, thr
hundred garment workers went on elrlko
today. One hundred and twenty-flvo shops
in this city and Brooklyn are affected.
The licriild's Wenther Forecast.
New York, July 27. In tho mlddlo states
and Now England, today, cloudy weather
will prevail, with fteah northeasterly to
southeasterly winds, becoming locally, oc
casional rain, followed by clearing weath
er In the western and southern districts
of this section. On Wednesday, in both
of theo sections, partly cloudy, warmer
weather will prevail, with fresh variable
winds, becoming southerly on the coasts,
preceded by rain In tho eastern dlatr(at