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SCRANTOX, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 28, 1897.
pages L5SSB?H?SlliS8iSi"te' 8!
. Old Miners Think That
Trouble Is Sure to
Strikers ordered away
Cool Reception from the
Marshal of Belleville,
Iloone Mine Still Closed nt Cnnons-lttrg--Abont
Olio lliinilrcil Strikers
Are Camping Near Scene of Enter
prise Mlne--lt Is lntimntcil Ttint
llio Strike Will lie Extnnitcd to tlio
Anthracite Coal Regions.
Duquoln, 111., July 27. About forty of
Bradley's men from Belleville arrived
heie today to lnlluence the miners to
strike. They were ordeied out of town
by the city marshal. All the mines
here are working.
When the striking miners at Belle
vllle learned of the reception received
by their fellows at Duquoln they ex
pressed a determination to go to the
latter city and drive out the working
miners. Theie are about eight hun
ched miners in Duquoln. If they per
sist In woiklng an equal number of
strikers will Invade the place from
Belleville and other points.
Just beyond Duquoln Is Carterville,
where the miners are still working and
say they will not quit. Old miners who
have watched stilke troubles develop
before say that unless the Duquoln,
Ccnteivllle and Murphysboro men come
to terms trouble Is sure to break out.
The Illinois Central detachment of
striking miners Intends to get rein
forcements nt Freeburg and after pull
ing the men out at Marissa push on to
Duquoln. The Louisville and Nashville
detachments will cross over from Mount
Thirty-seven Staunton and Mount
Olive strikers took possession of a
Louisville and Nashville freight train
at Belleville. The police were called
out and the men sullenly surrendered
Canonsburg, Pa,, July 27. The Boone
mine Is still closed, waiting a settle
ment of the present trouble. The En
terprise mine is also closed. The mine
of Cook & Sons, at McGovetn, Is closed
today. The shut-down is only tem
porary, as no effort will be made to
operate the mine until the injunction
notices have been fully served against
the leaders of the encamped strikers.
About one bundled of the strikers
camping at the mine returned to their
homes this morning. They will return
Just as soon as the mine opens up
again. About one hundred strikers are
still on the scene. The strikers are of
the impression that they have about
succeeded in gaining the object of their
Fairmont, W. Vn July 27. At Wat
son toduy locks were put on all the
gates and deputies called for, which
makes every mine In the county under
the county's protection. This is done
by the operators so the county will be
responsible if any of their property is
At Beechwood, Hltes, Monogah.West
Fairmont and New England men went
in today and from all appearances no
more men will Join the strikers.
IN THE ANTHRACITE REGIONS.
Columbus, O., July 27. The editor of
the United Mine Workers Journal said
today that the miners' cause is to be
carried Into Central and Northeastern
Pennsylvania, involving the anthracite
and bituminous district, whose output
is shipped to tho Atlantic seaboard.
WILL STRIKE AUQUST 15.
Clonk .Makers Arc .linking Arrange
ments Tor the Big Shutdown.
New York, July 27. Local union No.
1 of the United Brotherhood of Cloak
Makers, met tonight to complete ar
rangements for tho big strike of tho
organization scheduled for August 13
next. All present were In favor of tho
ordering out of the 12,000 cloak mak
ers in this city.
As an Instance of the starvation
wages now being paid by the manu
facturers, Jasob Silverman stated
that for sixty-three hours in the em
ploy of a leading Arm he was remit
, nerated with 11.35, a week's wages, it
is claimed that the operators who were
formerly paid 65 cents fpr Jackets now
ge-l 18 cents and operators on capes are
paid 7 cents 'while they formerly got
CROCKERY TO BE ADVANCED.
New York, July 27. Crockery Is 'to be
advanced in selling prlco because ot the
new tariff law. This was decided upon
by a resolution passed today at a meet
ing of the Impoiterg of earthenwuro of
fjew York, held it the crockery board of
tin do. Tliero have been general reports
of lute to tho effeot that importers have
brought out enormous stocks In antlclpa.
tlon of the change in tariff. This was do.
nlcd at today's meeting, and tho figures
from thr freight and chipping circular
lxjucd by John Edwards & Co., of Liver
pool, England, were produced to show that
)in Importer nor deulers had anticipated
their needs. Tho figure show tho excess
of (shipments from Liverpool to the Unit
ed stoics for the first rise munlhs of this
jeur, Is but 2 per csnt. increnso over
JSSC, and U per cent, decrease as com
pared with 1833.
New London, Conn., July 27.-A new fUh
for this latitude has struck In at Siy
brook. Hundreds have been caught In
nets this week. The llsh la transparent
us thought X-rayed. Captain Wllllum
Flint, an old southern fisherman, says tho
llth resembles a nh found In the Bt.
James river In Florida called wapsles, but
these fish were peycr known to como
north before, ,
Arrested for Beating n Hoarder, Slio
Tries to Kill HorOwn Oiftpring.
Phoenix, N, Y., July 27. Smarting
under the shame of arrest and convic
tion for brutally clubbing a 10-year-old.
boy boarder, and perhaps crazed with
the fear of his death and its conse
quences, Mrs. Frank Horr attempted
suicide yesterday by eating paris green.
She also declared her intention of mur
dering her children, aged 4 and 5 years,
by cutting their throats. The timely
arrival home of the husband prevented
her doing harm to her offspring, but
she herself may die.
Mrs. Horr is 2? years old, and her
husband Is employed as a laborer. To
add to the family's Income she engaged
to furnish bonid and care for the 10-year-old
son of Wells Brown, whoso
wife is dead. On Friday the lad told
his grandmother of a whipping that he
had received and showed marks on his
body. A doctor was called and dressed
Justice Crandall Issued a warrant for
the arrest of Mrs. Horr, who pleaded
A Stormy Session Held nt Pittsburg.
Colonel Rend Presents n Minority
Report nnd Tlion Holts the Conven
tion. Pittsburg, July 27. Eighty-nine coal
companies' mines located in tho Pitts
burg district, were represented at the
coal opcratois uniformity meeting here
today. The operators, who ship by
river nnd those owning mines in tho
Westmoreland field were not present.
Very little was accomplished at the
wo sessions today. The old uniform
ity agreement with the new clauses
Inserted were reported on by a com
mittee nnd the meeting tomorrow will
tnke up the agreement by clauses, for
discussion. Where chnnges in the con
ditions since 1838 warrant different pro
visions, committees will be appointed
to draw up clauses that will cover the
points at issue. The only sensational
Incident of today's sessions occurred
when Colopel W. P. Rend presented a
minority report on the uniformity
agreement, denouncing the proceedure
of the mooting in severe terms and bolt
inc tho convention. At i o'clock the
committee asked for another hour and
the meeting took a recess until 5 o'clock
when the committee reported the uni
formity agreement with the npw claus
es and preamble prepared by the visit
ing arbitrators. The report was read
und Captain Stritler moved that It be
received and the committee dlscliarged.
Colonel Rend demanded recognition for
the hearing of a minority report. He
prefaced the report with a few re
marks, what ho termed the bunco In
tention of the meeting. Colonel Rend
said he had been misled by General
Little an to the purpose of the meet
ing. He understood that it had Tieen
called with s, view of hastening a set
tlement of the strike and was assured
of a conference with th Nrencral on
Monday night. When h t to the
meeting he learned that ti. "Mke was
not to be taken into consh 'oh or
discussed In connection with form
Colonel Rend took the mlno, i re
port with him and Chairman Dei iter
decided that as Colonel Rend hau left
the meeting and taken the report v th
him, It was part of the lecoid of the
session and could rot be acted upon.
W. P. DeArmitt said he wanted It
distinctly understood that the call to
adopt uniformity did not have any
lng to do with the strike, as he did not
ptopose to arbtttate anything while
under fire, nor admit that the opera
tors were covards.
Mr. Anderson advised that tho report
of the meeting be taken up ad seriatim.
An effort was made to do this, but the
operators did not seem to grasp the
text of the agreement, so J, B. Zerbe
moved that copies of the agreement be
printed over night and a copy be placed
in the hands of each operator by morn
ing. This was carried unanimously.
The preamble to the resolutions re
cited the earnest destte of the coal
operators of West Pennsylvania to de
vise honorable methods to bring the
strike to a termination, deploies the
poverty and misery of the vast army
of miners and their families, and claims
that the public has been misled by
crafty and false statements as to the
causes responsible for the present and
Tho lesolutions favor speedy adjust
ment of the strike, either by Joint
conference or by a tribunal of disin
terested arbitrators, and also the prin
ciple of uniformity "in its honest
sense" favor Just and equitable meth
ods In the coal business; denounce as
false nhe charges of dishonesty in
weights and measures; and declare
wlllllngness but Inability to advance
wages 25 per cpnt, above the prices
paid prior to the strike "and now be
ing paid by one of the largest coal
companies in western Pennsylvania,
which company presents the chief ob
stacle to the settlement of the present
After tho resolutions had ben read
'the chairman asked to have some por
tions eliminated, but Colonel Rend re
fused emphatically to allow a single
word to be dropped nnd after a short
contention withdrew from the confer
ence, The meeting then adjourned until 10
Both Riders Were Hurt.
SallneMllc. O., July 27. Annie and Edith
r.vuns, of Columbus, who aio vleltlng
near here, were tiding tills afternoon. An
nie on horseback and Edith on a blcjcle
when the latter lost control of her wheel
and (lush oil down o hill, Into tho hoiee.
She wai thiown against a fence, and re
ninlned unconscious for six houis. The
Klrl on horseback Jumped to tho ground
and bioke her leg,
Voting Woman Murdered.
Crystal Falln, Mich., July 27.-Pearl Mor
rIon went to visit Miss Brooks ot Great
We&Lvin mln Filday and did not ie
turn. A search of the woods' discovered
her body, torn and mangled. It Is sus
pected that she was assaulted an!
strangled to death by a tramp named
Peter Bunee, A poie has tuken up tho
search for the man.
Drowned in the Hnndusky Itivur.
Tiflln, O., July 27. Frederick Anderson,
a farm hand, pged about 20 years, was
seized with cramps, while bathlntr In ttio
Sandimky river, near this city, this af
tcrnoon nnd wai drowned. No one was
near to help htm out but u lt-year-ohl
Conference Called by President Ratch
ford at Wheeling.
THE DISTINGUISHED MEN PRESENT
Tho .Meeting Addressed by Million,
Itcn, Debs, Askew nncl Sovereign.
An Appeal for Aid is Made in n
Wheeling W. Va July 27. What Is
declared to be the most Important and
largest gathering of the heads of labor
organizations of Ameulca ever held, Is
now In session in this city. It Is tho
confeience of labor leaders called lost
week by President M. D. Ratchford,
of the United Mine Workers, and ap
proved by President Gompets, of the
American Federation of Labor, of
which the miners' organization Is a
part. The purpose of the conference
Is to nld In a speedy and successful
termination ot the great coal strike.
Sessions of the conferences were held
during the day, but until the night ses
sion was held, little had been accom
plished. Among the labor Jenders
Samuel Gompers, of New York, presi
dent of the American Federation of
Labor; M. D. Ratchford. of Columbus,
president of the United Mine Workers
of America; J. R. Sovereign, presi
dent of the Knights of Labor; Patrick
Dolan, of Pittsburg, president of tho
Pittsburg dlstiict miners; M. M. Gar
land, of Plttsbuig. president of the
Amalgamated Asroclatlon of Iron,
Steel and Tin Workers; E. V. Debs,
J. Kunzeler, of Pittsburg, secretary
of the American Flint Glac3 Workers
union; M. P. Carrick, of Pittsburg,
secretary of the Painters' organiza
tion, and P. J. Counaghan, of Pitts
burg, sei-rctury and treasuter of the
National Plumbers' and Gas Fitters'
union. Tho first session of the con
ference wa3 held at 1 o'clock on the ar
rival of Ratchtotd and Pearse from
Columbus. On motion of Soveielgn,
Samuel Gompers was chosen to pre
side, and Secietaty Morrison, also of
the Federation, weo mide secretary.
Chairman Gompers then called upon
the miners' repiesentatlve to detail the
situation. They were also asked to
suggest In what manner the other la
boring organizations could give their
aid. President Ratchford, of the min
ers, addressed the confeience at some
length, stating fully the causes that
had led to the suspension of work in
the bituminous regions and presented
the conditions of the miners who are
taking part in the strike. He did not
propose anything in the way of rec
ommendations as to what the organ
ized labor ot tho country should do in
aid of the strike, prcfeirlng that im
portant subject to bo left to the consid
eration of the conference.
AN APPEAL FOR AID.
An appeal for aid was made in a gen
eral way. In the course of their re
marks it wasbrought out that the min
ers believe that the hardest fight
should be made at the works of the
Cleveland and Pittsburg Coal com
pany (DeArmltt's mine), in the Pitts
burg district. Thls was considered
fully as Important a point as the West
Virginia district. Messrs. Mahon, Rea,
Debs, Askew and Sovereign addressed
the meeting In tho afternoon, the lat
ter speaking at some length. The con
ference wns held behind closed doors.
Morrison says that the chief act of
the confeience will be to effect a sus
pension of work In West Virginia, nnd
at the DeArmitt mines. The confer
ence has not yet come to tho point of
believing It necessary to ask tho fire
men, conductors, and brakemtn to re
fues to haul West Virginia coal. Tho
conference reconvened at 8 p. m.
JERSEY WOMAN NATURALIZED.
First of Her Sex to Receive n Certifi
cate from Fcdcrnl Court in State.
TrentJn, N. J., July 27. In the United
States District court today Judge Kirk
patrlck granted naturalization papeis
to a young woman named Hannah K.
Lund. She lives at Plalnfield, and Is a
native of Sweden. Miss Lund intends
to engage In missionary work In China,
and will sail In a few days. She de
sired tho protection of the Stars and
Stripes, and Judge Klrkpatrick told
her she had chosen wisely, and that tha
right to vote was not the only advant
age of American citizenship. Miss Lund
is 22 years old. and has lived In America
seven year?. She Is .the first woman
naturalized In the Federal court In New
Jersey. The late Judge Nixon was op
posed to naturalizing women.
NEW RUBBER TRUST,
New York, July 27. Stockholders of tho
Noith Ameilenn and the Liberty Rubber
companies of Setauket, Long Island, mot
In Jersey City today and consolidated the
two companies. Tho new company will
be Incorporated under tho lawr of New
Jersey as tho Emplrq State Rubber com
pnny; capital, J300.0C0; nnd wilt bo ope
rated by the rubber, trust. It will pay off
the, debts of the old compnnlcs and go
nfo business on a larger scale,
I'uel Oil for Wnrshlps.
Andei-on, Ind., July 27 F. M. Reed of
this city and his attorney, Judgo Chip
man, left for Wabhtnaton tonight to muka
aimllcutlon for patents and Interest the
proper government ductals in a new fuel
8 stem for war vcsscle. Reed claims he
can put enough oil on the Indiana In
bullet and shell proof tuirks to send her
around the world.
Lost All His Money nnd Died.
Shelbyvllle, Ind.. July 27.-Edwird Raf.
ferty. need 28 i ml mnrrled, came to ttia
city yesterday fiom Falrland, During tlm
day he. dionk heuvlly and loit all hl3
money at gambling. This marnlng hN
headless body was found ljlns by the
Big Four railroad tracks, west of hero. Jt
Is believed he committed suicide.
Horse Thieves Lynched.
Little Rock, Ark., July 27. News of tho
lynching of one horo thief and tho prob
able fatal shooting of another by a mo')
near the Scott nnd Ynll county line, sixty
miles from a telegraph ofllco reached hera
today. Both tho vlotlma were white men.
Their names were Crownover and Beach,
Woman Aged 71 Takes Poison.
Bloomlngton, III., July 27, Mrs. Nancy
Hearer, -iitM 71, n pioneer nnd prominent
wamiin, tried to commit sulcldi) today by
taktntr poltoa. It Is thought sho will die.
ACCUSED OP EMBEZZLEMENT.
The Secrctnry ofnn Illinois Building
Pnna, 111., July 27. Isaac Nf 'eaver,
late secretary of tho Citizens' pavings,
Loan and Building association of Pnna,
has been arrested on a warrant Bworn
out by A. B'1 ':rman, sr president of,
the association Itarglng him with em
The full amount- of the shortage as
Btatcd In the complaint aggregates $C,
000. Weaver had been socrotary of tho
association for eight years, during
which time his embezzlement reached
a total of nearly $17,000, but 9,500 of
this amount has been made good by
securities ho turned In and money paid
by his bondsmen, relatives and friends.
LOUISIANA GREATLY TO BENEFIT.
New Tnrlir Law IMcnscs tlm Mntc's
I.nrgest Sugnr I'lnntcr.
New Orleans, July 27. Leon God
chaux, the largest sugar planter In
Louisiana, In an Interview tonight said
the Dlngloy tariff bill was the best that
had been passed in this country for
He Is well pleased at the business
prospect of Louisiana. With the pro
tection given sugar, lumber and rice,
he thinks Louisiana labor wilt bo vast
ly henefltrd, and the state will be more
prosperous under tho Dlngley bill than
it has ever been.
Mr. Godchaux raises 15,000,000 to 20,
000,000 pounds of sugar n year. He got
$100,000 bounty from tho government hi
one year during the time there was a
bounty on sugar.
SOLDIERS FOR ALASKA.
Tho Sccretnry of Wnr Considering n
Proposition to Establish a Mllitury
Post in the Territory.
Washington, July 27. The secretnry
of war Is considering a proposition that
has been made to him lo establish a
military post In Alaska. At present
the government has no troops in that
vnst territory, and in view of the
heavy Immigration now going on, and
the possible danger of life nnd property
from lawless characters, he has been
urged tof create an Alnskan military
The commercial Interpsts of the ter
ritory are nt the bottom of the move
ment, and havo requested that a com
pany of infantry and a gattltng gun
brigade bo located at a post to be
christened "Foit Algflr," near the
boundary line, about 250 miles west of
Klondykr, and 2.200 miles above the
mouth of the Yukon river. There Is
some doubt of the power of tho presi
dent to establish a post ns proposed
without congressional authorization,
and that aspect of the question has
been brought to the attention of the
attorney general for an opinion. An
early decision must be reached If tho
troops are to be sent to the new post
this season. Meanwhile volunteers for
service in Alaska are already coming
forward. This morning Secretary Al
ger received a telegram from Captain
W. It. Abercrombe, of the Second In
fantry, dated at Fort Harrison, Mont.,
tendering his services with sixty picked
men of his regiment for duty In
HIS OWN FUNERAL MARCH.
Indinniiiii Listens to Music Written
for His Demise.
Terre Haute, Ind., July 27. H. H.
Boudlnot, nn insurance agent, was
much surprised a few days ago when
Prof. Breinlg, of the Ringgold band,
Informed him that he had complied
with his request to write a tuneral
maich to be played at his (Boudlnot's)
For several years Boudlnot has been
Jestingly asking that a special march
be wiltten. Boudlnot Insisted that as
he would not hear the music on the oc
casion for which it had been written
that it would bo courteous on the part
of the band to serenade him with the
march. Accordingly at midnight Mr.
Boudlnot's neighbors were mystified,
when they heaid the doleful music.
Tho members of the band were invited
into the residence for refreshments.
PACIFIC CABLE PROJECT.
Confirmntiou ot the. Heport That It
Hns Hecn Abandoned.
London, July 27. The Standard pub
lishes a long account of the piinclpal
conifcrence between Mr. Chamberlain,
the Colonial secretary, and tho Colonial
premiers, which confirms the dispatch
es already sent out by the Associated
Press, and. In addition, announces the
abandonment of tho Pacific cable
The St. James's Gazette, commenting
upon this account, says: "The sub
Mnnco of tho whole thing Is that the
Colonial ollice and the Colonlnl pre
miers have decided to leave matters
about as they were. There Is no deny
ing that this Is somewhat disappoint
ing." FIGHTING IN INDIA.
The English Attack Tribesmen nnd
Lose One Man.
London, July 27. A dispatch from
Simla says that a large body of tribes
men made an attack last night on
Camp Malakand, In the Chltral. Leo
nard Manley, a prlvute of the Forty
fifth SlkhF, was killed; Private Tay
lor dangerously wounded, and Major
Herbert and Lieutenant Watllng of the
Engineer corps, were severely hurt.
The cavalry, with guides, Is now pur
suing the enemy, who retreated this
Farmers in u Now Trouble.
Joliit, III , July 27.-Tho harvest o
oat, rye and whe.it In this section Is
about over, and the farmeis are con
fronted with a c'lfllculty mort perplexing
than low pilcSa or llnesian flies, Hav Js
in stack, oats arc In bundle?, and not a
pound of coal to be had to operate thu
Delegates Returning Home.
Mommoth Hot Springs, Vyo July 27.
The first of the Pennsylvania (,'hri
tlon Endeavor delegates arrived hero lavt
night and after viewing Yellowstone Park
took their special train for the east.
Woinnn on the Rock Pile.
Danville, III., July 27,-Sex distinction
was wiped out In the police court hy
Magletiale Tlmmous today, Ilo geut
tenced Mngglo Sellers, a dlsordeily wo.
man, to tho rock pile for thirty days, .
as a Candidate
WILLINQ TO GO BEFORE THE PEOPLE
Whenever County Committees Can
l'n! Itcsolutious Asking Candi
dates Tor United States Scnntor to
Register Tor the Purpose of Plnclng
Themselves Ucforn the People for
Their Votcs.-Hc Is Satisfied to
Ilnvu the Test iUndc.
Philadelphia, July 27. United States
Senators Quay and Penrose arrived In
this city early today, and shortly af
ter noon left for Atlantic City, where
they will spend a week or ten days
Senator Quay said
"My position is simply this: If my
friends In any counties of the state
wish to place the question oi my re
election before their people, I nm per
fectly willing they should do so. This
cannot be done In every county, for it
Is not every whete provided for by the
party rules. For example, in Philadel
phia theie are no rules under which
such an expression of popular opinion
could bo obtained. But wherever
county committees can pas3 resolu
tions asking candidates for United
States senator to register for this pur
por of placing themselves before tho
people for their votes, In such cases
If my friends see fit to test this ques
tion, I nm quite satisfied that they
should go ahead."
The senator said he had ptactlcally
given up his proposed trip to Europe,
and would content himself with a trip
to Florida In September to prepare
himself for the work of the regular
seslon of congiess and his campaign
for re-election next year.
BABE STUNG TO DEATH.
Swarm of Mosquitoes Attack a
Child in n Hammock.
New York. July 27. Monmouth coun
ty, N. J , has been visited by a plague
of mosquitoes, which has mnde life
miserable for every one. In some sec
tions of the county, nnd on the Rarl
tan Bay shore especially, the pests have
gathered in swarms and it Is a common
sight to see a man or woman walking
along the road swinging a bunch of
leaves about the head In an endeavor
to temporarily keep the Insects away
from the face.
A report was current in Keyport yes
terday to the effect that a Swedish
woman, living on the bay shore, near
Union, left her babe In a hammock for
an hour near a field where the mother
was picking raspberries, and that when
she returned she found the little one
It Is alleged that the child was stung
to death by the mosquitoes, which were
swarming about the child at the time.
LOVE AND POLITICS MIXED.
If John Page Is Not Elected His 5irl
Mill Not Mnrrv Him.
Louisville. July 27. John II. Page
will go 1efore the voters of this city
In November with his future life at
stake. If he is elected he will be re
warded by receiving the hand of the
girl ho loves, but tt defeated he is
doomed to disappointment. Page Is a
Democratic candidate for cleik ot the
circuit court. Ho was awarded the
nomination by a majority of SI votes
In a contest against Colonel Cain, who
for twenty-nine years has been the in
cumbent. Mr. Page's bride-to-be Is Miss Ltlllo
Maloney, a copyist In the office of the
circuit clerk. During Mr. Page's pri
mary canvass Miss Maloney labored
hard for him, nnd used her Influence
with all of her acquaintances, but nev
ertheless says that If he wants her
hand he must defeat the Republican
candidate at the polls.
SUICIDE OF A CONSUL.
Otto Mmichiueyrr, of San Salvador,
' Takes His Own Life.
Washington. July 27. United States
Minister 13aker has cabled to the state
department that United States Consul
Otto Munchmeyer, at San Salvador,
committed suicide there last night. Mr.
Baker says that he will appoint a vice
consul to take charge of the office.
Munchmeyer Was appointed from
West Virginia in 1895, first to the vice
consulate at Acajutla and later in tho
mme year to San Salvador, to fill tho
vacancy caused by the death of his
fither. A few days ago Mr. Jenkins,
of Nebraska, was nominated for the
place held by Munchmeyer.
Spain's King Nearly Killed.
Madrid, July 27.--Queen Regent Chris
tina and King Alfonso had n narrow ts
capo from a probable killing today.
While they were walking In 'the woods
near the? Biimnier court at St- Sebastian
a heavy load of shot, dlsohnrifed by a
youth who was out bird shootltis and who
had not noticed their presence, pasiod
close to their heads.
Spain's Autonomist Politics.
Madrid, July 27. At n largely attend
ed mooting hold at Leon today Sonor
Labra, tho distinguished autonomist, elo
quently eulomztd the Republican foim of
government as "alone capable of giving
truo autonomy to Cuba and Porto Rleo,
and irullzing tho scheme of Iberlun
Two Men Drown Wliiio Cnmping.
Wabash, Ind , July 27. About 12. 10
o'clock tr.'s morning Thomas Rcnbcrsei,
of Bwayzee, and William Butler, of this
city, wore drowned In the Mlslsslnnwa
river, ubout twelve miles southeust of
here. Tho men went cnmping. Their
bodies wcro tecoveied ut 1U o'clock thU
.May lie Anderson's Body.
Toronto, O,, July 27. A badly decom
posed body was taken from tho river
hero todny. It Is supposed to bo T. V.
Anderson, who was drowned off tho Bed
ford, tho Initials "T. W. A." being on
Havana, July 27, Major Juun Culuu
gas, an lmportnnt Insurgent chief, with 9
cavulrymf'". Is said to havo surrendered
this morning at Lot. Pnlon, Iluena Prov
ince. Foity-one Instil gents wcro killed in
MR. BENEDICT'S TROPHIES.
lie Is HriiiRlng Homo I'ourLive Rat
tlesnnkcs In His Satchel.
Port Jervls, July 27. It is becoming
a fad with city boarders in the summer
resorts In the mountainous regions of
the counties of Pike, Pa., and Sullivan,
N, Y to secure a live rattlesnake or
its skin, with buttons appended, to take
home with them for exhibition to their
city friends as a trophy. Mr. Benedict,
a young man, of the Jewelry firm of
Benedict Brothers, of New York city,
has been camping at Twin lake, Pa.
While there he caught four rattlers
without aid, and removed the fangs
himself, Ho was a passenger on Erie
train 38 at Port Jervls this morning.
He carried the snnkes alive In a hand
satchel, and expects to create quite a
sensation among his friends in the
HID MONEY AND LET BABY STARVE.
An Inhuman Husband's Wife Finds
Long Island City, L. I., July 27.
Philip McLee, who Is charged with
starving his 8-months-old Infant to
death, was today held to await the ac
tion of the coroner's Jury.
Mrs. McLee today found $350 In bills
that her husband had hidden uway.
Only a few hours before she had been
refused ten cents for milk and bread
by tho father. She Immediately had a
Jnmcs Mingle Decapitates His Mis-trcss--Nntlinn
James Fatally Shoots
Martha Miner nnd Then Commits
Springfield, 111., July 27. A double
murder occurred here today, James
Mingle, a horse trader, Is accused of
the crime. The victims are Mary Bris
coe and her Infant child. They were
killed by chopping their hends with a
hatchet. The woman did not die until
some hours nfter the deed was com
mitted. The baby was dead when
found. Mingle had been living with
the woman for same time. It Is said
the cause of the trouble was her re
fusal to live with him longer. Mingle
has been nrrested. Blood was found
on his clothes and he was going out
ot the city when captured. He de
nies the charge. The woman Is only
19 years old.
Ann Arbor, Mich.. July 27. Nnthan
James, a farmer fifty years old, today
shot and fatally wounded Martha
Miner, a domestic, nnd then killed him
self. A lovers' quarrel Is supposed to
have been the cause. The tragedy was
enacted at the home of James' em
ployer, Charles Gadds, where James Is
said to have kept Miss Miner secreted
for several days.
A TEN-YEAR-0LD HERO.
Plunged Into the Water After n
New York, July 27. Herman Keeler,
7 years of age, fell off a log into Go
wanus'bny, Brooklyn, this evening, nnd
was fast drifting out to sei. Eddie
Dobson, aged 10, heard the screams of
the drowning boy and dived after him.
Hot man gave up the struggle and
disappeared when Eddie was within a
few feet of him. Diving quickly Eddie
reached out and grasped Herman's
With lib apparently dead "burden the
brave little fellow stiuggled to shore,
nnd the two little fellows were drawn
out of the water. Herman was uncon
scious and Eddie had fainted.
When Eddie artlvd at his home tho
bo3 of the neighborhood made a bon-
fue In his honor.
STRANQE ACT ON WEDDING EVE.
Woman of liny Shore, Long Island,
Bay Shore, L. I., July 27. Carrie Ka
beck, of North Carolina avenue, was
to have been married yesterday to Jos
eph Pherin, of East Isllp. The cere
mony, however, had to be postponed,
owing to the girl making an attempt
to commit suicide on Saturday. Just
why she wanted to die on the eve
of her wedding dny has not as yet been
learned, as she Is too weak to make a
The girl left homo Saturday morning
and went to a wood near the house.
When found she had severed arteries
In both wrists.
New York, July 27.-Klre at Yonkcrs. N.
Y this cfternoon dehtroyod two largo
factory buildings occupied by wnuam
Reed & Co., hat marufacturers; Rowland
Brothers, hat mer.ufaoturers; Pass Broth
ers, silk manufacturers, and the Yonkers"
Silk company. There were Wtt men and
girls In the building, ihe third, fourth
and rlfth lleors of which were occupied
by tne silk factories, Intense excitement
prevailed while the employes left tho
building by the tire escapes, the filrls be
big taker, out first, and all losing their
bireot clothes, so llttlo tlmo v. as given.
The lowest estimate of the losses Is SiW,
000, and others run as high ns $550,000, The
Insuranco will probably nearly cover thi
TIIK NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Todays
Rain; Eastern dales.
General No Abatement In tho Rush
Trouble Anticipated in the Strike Re
gion. Labor Leaders Gather at Wheeling.
Statement by Senator Quuy,
Sports Down Goes Scranton,
Bastern, National and Atlantic Lcatjuo
Pilvllcses of I A. W. member at tho
State Rev. Dr. Swallow's Reply to
COO Miners Sttlko at Altoona.
Bright Outlook for Anthracite.
Story "How Polly Propoced."
Pet Amusemonts of Our Presidents.
Loeul Governc r's Veto of Iho Proposed
In nnd About tho City Hall.
Locnl-M. A. McGlnley L'lected City
Teachers' Institute Will be Hold in
Local West 81dn nnd City Suburban,
Lackawanna County Ncwu.
Neighboring County Happenings,
Financial and Commercial.
Hundreds Seek Transpor
tation at the Ship
ALL CLASSES EAGER TO GO
Even Women Are Anxious to
Pick Up Gold Nuggets.
Evcrv Dny Sees Soma Now Scheme to
Overcome the Dillicultlcs in tho
Wny of Reaching the Klondike
Numerous Applicants Endonvor o
Engage Steamship Passage a Year
San Francisco, July 27. Tho throngs
about every shipping office thai has
even tho remotest Alaskan relatione
have by no means diminished. It
would seem that the only circumstanco
which prevents tho wholesale depopu
lation of Snn Francisco is the limit to
the transportation facilities. Not only
strong men whoso broad backs, bronzed,
faces nnd work-worn hands tell of pre
vious experience with the labor that
literally sweats the brow, but clerks
and urofesslonal men and womon In,
hundreds are seeking for Information
or transportation to the land whero
nuggets are to be had, they think, for
the picking up.
Every day sees some now scheme for
overcoming the difficulties In the wny
of reaching the Klondike and tho fleet
of steamers and schooners pressed Into
the service Is growing steadily. Tho
latest of the Klondike transportation
company schemes Is being engineered
hy Captain Herrlman, of the firm at
Herrlman & Mills, who has mapped out
a plan for reaching the diggings by tho
middle of September. He will charter
a large sailing vessel and the party will
consist of sixty men, each of whom
will tnke one ton of provisions. No
one will lie permitted to go unless ho
takes this quantity. Each one will bo
charged $225 for the trip and Captain
Herrlman thinks that for this sum he
can land them in Dawson City before
September 20. The ship will carry a
large lighter and a steam launch will
be used to tow the lighter from St.
Michaels to the Klondike. After reach
ing St. Michaels the cargo and passen
gers. will be transferred to the lighter,
Captain Herrlman will return to San
Francisco In tho vessel and the party
will be conducted to their Journey's end
by an a sent of the firm who Is thor
oughly acquainted with the river.
The Alaska Commeiclol company's
steamer Excelsior, which leuves hero
today, will not mnkc another trip to
Alaska, before June of next year. All
tho accommodations to be disponed of
for this trip have b-on sold and the
fact well ndvsrtlsed, but would-be pas
sengers continue to throng the com
pany's oince The Commercial com
pany not only declines to sell any morn
tickets, but Its representatives do all
in their power to dissuade applicants
from making tho trip until next year.
Some twenty or thirty have endeavor
ed to secure accommodations for tho
first trip next June. Tho company
declines to bind itself so far ahead, al
though a number of the applicants were
willing to put up a forfeit and agree to
abide by any terms the company might
make for tho year's trip.
NO FAT GRAVEYARDS.
San Francisco, July 27. Returned
Yukonltes deny the story told by Frank
Moss, of Great Falls, Mont., to the ef
fect that 2,000 graves ut Forty MUa
post tell of the terrible sufferings of
the gold s?eksr. F. G. Bowkor say
that so far from being over 2,000 deaths
on the Klondike during the past three
years, there was nobody thero to dlo
until something less than a year ago
and blnce then thers have been three
deaths In that whole district so fur aa
In the b-ra.vc yard at Forty Mile
post, which has served for all that sec
tion for some years paet, there are
only between SO nnd 40 gro-ves.
NO DANGER OF FAMINE.
Chicago, July 37. Mrs. Ell Gage,
daughter-in-law of Secretary of the
Treasury Gage, reached her home In
this city toduy, after a three months'
stay In Alaska with her husband, who
represents the North American Trad
ing company at Dawson, Mrs. Gago
says the reports of the rich harvest ot
gold are not exaggerated. While ad
mitting that hardships aro to be en
countered, she declares that there Is
no danger of famine durins tho com
COLDEST DAY OF SUMMER.
iNew York, July 27.-Thls Is tho coldesl
July 27 on the records of the weather,
observer. The minimum temperature wns
sixty at 3 and 4 o'clock this morning-. Tho
nearest nppronch to this was In 1891, when
tho thermometer went down to Cl.
Church Tiues Tobacco I'sers.
Montgomery, Ala., July 27. Tno stew
ards of the Methodist church at Alberts
vlllo. Ala., finding their church revenues
Insufficient, have levied an annunl tax
of J10 on each member of tho congrega
tion who chews tobacco. The plan is
said to work admirably.
The Herald's Wrnthcr Porccnst.
New York, July 23. The Herald's weath
er foroenst: Li 'tho Middle States today
partly cloudy, HllgirTTy warmer weather
and fresh variable winds will prevail with
rain on and near tho sea boar 1, but fair
In the western districts followed on tho
coasts by clearing, except, perhaps, north
of CapeMay. and In Now England, cloudy,
rainy and slightly warmer weithor with
high easterly windn on tho southern and
southeastern coasts, On Thursday In both
of these sections, fair nnd wurmer weath
er will prevail with westerly und south
westerly winds, preceded by rain on tho
New England coasts and Eastern Long