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SCRANTON, PA., THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 5, 1897.
The Men at Canton Are
Awakening to the
NO MORE COAL TO BE MINED
An Agreement to That Effect
Has Been Arranged.
Strlko Lenders nt Wheeling Appcnr to
Ilnvo Lost Courui;e--Troiiblo Is
reared If nn Attempt (Is Mndc to
Quell the Disorder nt Corinth.
Tend Between Itnlians ntid Hun
garians. ' Pittsburg, Aug. 4. The miners' strike
situation has not changed materially
from yesterday's report. Everything
about the Turtle Creek camp was
quiet, the only ripple of excitement be
ing the hearing of President Dolan and
the other officials of the miners for
riot and unlawful assemblage. The
strikers claim twenty new accessions
to their ranks today. A careful esti
mate of the men at work In that mine
shows 215 out of the usual total of 285.
No work was done at the Oak Hill or
Sandy Creek mines. The camp was
reduced In number today by 300 men.
They were sent to their homes for two
reasons to lessen expenses and be
cause these men were not Inclined to
respond to the numerous marching or
ders imposed on them. The camp has
been costing $300 a day to keep It In
provisions, etc., being at the rate of
seven cents per man per day, as
against nineteen cents per day In the
National guard encampment. The camp
Is now under strict military discipline
and everything Is moving like clock
work. The customary march will be
made to Plum Creek Iri the early morn
ing and will be continued dally, the
miners' officials say, until the suspen
sion in the DeArmitt mine Is com
plete. At the hearing In the case of Presi
dent, Dolan and others for riot and un
lawful assemblage this afternoon be
fore Justice Semmes, a number of wit
nesses were heard, but the justice re
served his decision until tomorrow af
ternoon. The hearing of 'the 'four miners ar
rested last week at the McGovern
mines, near Canonsburg, for trespass,
was concluded this afternoon. No evi
dence connecting the defendants di
rectly with the song "We'll Hang Black
Sheep to a Sour Annie Tree." or with
the use of opprobrious epithets wai?
pioduced. None of the defendants ap
peared at the hearing, and they were
held In contempt. Attachments were
issued for their nrrest.
Secretary Warner paid his compli
ments to President Do Armltt, of the
New York and Cleveland company to
day In no very choice terms. The rea
son for this was the publication of the
story that Mr. De Armltt had said that
$10,000 had been sent into the Pitts
burg district by the West Virginia op
erators in order to bring about a strike
of the miners in this district and thus
force the price of conl up. Both the
secretary and President SI. P. Carrick,
of the Painters' and Decorators' union,
characterized the story ns a canard.
BUSINESS MEN'S MEETING.
Organizer Cameron Miller Is arrang
ing for a meeting of business men and
miners to take place at Roscoe, in the
fourth pool at 1 p.' m. tomorrow. He
expects that about 1,800 men will be In
attendance, coming from all the mines
in the fourth pool, from Dunlevy tp
California. The meeting will be ad
dressed by President Patrick Dolan and
Arrangements have been comnleted
or the open air demonstration under the
lausplces of the United Labor league of
Western Pennsylvania tomorrow even
ing on the Duquesne wharf, in the in
terest of the striking miners. The lead
ers expect 20,000 people to attend. The
meeting will lie addressed by Eugene
V. Debs, Mrs. Mary Jones, of Chicago;
M. M. Garland, president, and w. A.
Carney, vice president of the Amalga
mated association; United Mine Work
ers Organizer Cameron Miller; M. P.
nrrick, national president of the Paint
ers' and Decorators' union, and M. J.
Counahan, national secretary of the
uAfter the addresses an appeal will be
ade to the audience for financial ns-
lance for the striking miners, and the
fdera expect that the results will
iow that the publle is in hearty sym-
itny wmi tne miners in their struggle
jr living wages. The miners claim
Ihot if they can only get a little moro
hnanclal assistance they will easily
I'ip the strike, and are straining every
lerve to accomplish their end. Tho
Inlners at the Schmock mines on the
lledstono branch of the Pennsylvania
railroad, camo out again today, and
Iho mines are closed down. This Intel
ligence caused the price of coal to
jump from 75 cents to $1 a ton and
kbrokers say there 'vlll probably bo an
other advance to 1.50 per ton before the
in of next week.
Canton, O., Aug. 4. The cbal miners
this locality are now awukeninsr
i the situation. Over o. hundred Osna-
lurg miners, headed by a band
iarched to North Industry, and held
meeting. Afterwards they hlslted
II the local mines nnd succeeded in
duclng all the miners to con'le out.
In agreement was reached whereby
coal will be mined for any purpose
tiatover until the present mining
luibles are settled, A good deal of
IcUenicnt was occasioned by thin
ilt ot tup usnaourg men. but the
Mult was obtained with no trouble
Id amidst much enthusiasm.
Vheellng, W. Vn Aug. 4. Except In
Fairmont region, where J. W. Rae
M Joseph Wood appear to be making
Ino hcidwy, the strike loader aro
Ing courage. The strike in the Kan.
nwha valley Is a failure thus far, while
in the New river region there has
been but little to lend encourage
ment. On the Norfolk and Western
there Is nothing to indicate that a
strike was ever ordered, aside from a
few disheartened ngltators, who are
met coldly by the miners.
Miners day tomorrow Is looked es
pecially forward In the Wheeling dis
trict where so much was expected and
so little accomplished, all the miners
but fifty being at work again. The
disorder at Corinth last night leads
to the fear that serious trouble may
follow an attempt to arrest the for
eigners who are mixed up In it. There
Is a feud between the Italians and
Hungarian miners and since they have
taken opposite sides of the strike they
are decidedly dangerous.
Eight hundred worklngmen, headed
by a hand, marched through the streets
of Turtle Creek tonight. The strikers
had gone to meet them and about 1,200
men werg in line. Rev. William Hall,
of the Methodist Episcopal church.Wll
merdlng, addressed a meeting after the
parade. He complimented the miners
on their manly fight and the peaceable
manner In wh'lch it was being conduct
ed. At the close of his address ho
handed the miners a bag containing
S285, a contribution from the citizens of
J. B. Corey, a prominent coal operat
or, has sent a letter to Governor Hast
ings calling attention to the open den
once of the sheriff's proclamation and
the sheriff's failure to enforce the proc
lamation, and asks him to order out a
sufficient force of the National Guard,
whom Mr. Corey says are playing sol
diers, to disperse the strikers.
An Attnck Upon It by Sir Wilfrid Law
son ill House oT Commons--Cccli
Rhodes Chnrgcd with Treachery.
LonTo.i, Aug. 4. The South African
policy of the British government was
subjected to an rltack In the house of
commons today by Sir Wilfrid Lawson,
Liberal, member for the Cockerrnouth di
vision of Cumberland, and president of
tho United Kingdom Alliance for the
Suppression of the Liquor Tnflic, who
also gave Cecil Rhodes a sharp prodding.
Calling attention to the attitude of the
secretary of state for the Colonies, Joseph
Chamberlain, toward South Africa, Sir
Wilfrid classed the latter's policy as be
ing "dangerous and destructive of our
Referring to Cecil Rhodes ho said that
tho ex-Premier of Cape colony was guilty
of "treachery, betrayal of his Sovereign
and dlBlovalty to his colleagues."
Continuing. Sir Wilfrid Lawson ex
plain that Cecil Rhodes' guilt consisted
In "falbeJy dating a letter, which was
very like a forgery. Involving bloodshed,
murder and confusion In many parts of
tho world. Yet," added Sir Wilfrid, "all
has been Indorsed by Mr. Chamberlain,
who has placed tho house of commons in
the position of declaring Mr. Rhodes to
be an honorable i jnn, thus making Great
Britain the laughing stock of all na
tions." CATTLE INTERRUPT A FUNERAL.
Steers Become I'rightencd and Crnsh
Into a Hoarse.
Cincinnati, Aug. 4. While the funerul
precession which was taking the body of
John Mulvlhlll to the grave was passing
Sycamore and Church streets, a drove
of steers intercepted it. Several animals
became frightened and ran Into the car
riages. One carriage contained Policeman
John Connor and ex-Alflerman Richard
Ennls. Both were thrown to the street
and soverely Injured. The cattle lunsed
at one another and then crashej against
tho carriage In which the Mulvlhllls wero
seated, breaking the carriage door.
The members of the family Jumped
from the carriage and ran Into a house.
Men pounded the brutes on the head with
clubs and stones, but were unable to
separate them. Tho lighting steers ran
against the hearse and almost upset It.
All the mourners and people on the
streets were panic-stricken, and several
of them had narrow escapes from being
trampled to death. A large number )f
men then made a concerted attack on
the animals, which wrre finally driven
away. The mourners entered their car
riages and tho procession was resumed.
VIOLATED THE LABOR LAW.
The Urand Secretary ot tho Railway
Peoria. III., Aug. 4. W. B. P. Perham,
grand secretary and treasurer of the Or
der of Railway Telegnphers of Amer
ica, has been arrested on a chargo of
violating the Federal statutes forbidding
the Importation of alien larior under con
tract. W. F. Rees, who recently resigned
a clerkship In the general offices. Is tho
complainant In the cane and A. S. Mc
Lc'.lan'ls tho man who it is claimed Mr.
Pelham Imported to take Ms place.
Mr. Perham was taken before Ui.ited
States Commissioner Uowe and gave
bonds In the sum of $300 for his appear
ance at the hearing, which was contin
ued for ten days.
THE COAL TRUST CASES.
Attorney-General Will Kilo Apponl
from Justice Chester's Decision.
Albany, Aug 4 Attorney General Han
cock will file tomorrow with tho Appel
late division of tho Supreme court his
appeal from the decision of Justice Chest
er, of the Supreme court, vacating and
setting aside the order previously granted
by him appointing a referee to take too.
tlmony from the presidents of tho rail
roads dealing In coal for the purpose of
finding out whether a coal trust existed.
The appeal will be argued at the Sep
tember term of tho court and an early
decision will be asked for, so that thfa
case can be finally argued before the
Court of Appeals at Its October term.
SHORTAGE IN THE BOOKS.
Kvldenco Strengthening Theories Re
garding Miss Barrett's Dentil.
Boston, Aug. 4. An examination of
Messrs. Codman and Codmans books has
been completed, and a shortage has been
found which convinces the firm that the
books had been tampered with by their
late bookkeeper, Miss Alice Barrett. It Is
believed that the shortage will not exceed
$2,500 or $3,000.
Miss Barrett is the young woman who
was found dead In tho office of tho firm
two weeks agjo, having committed suicide
by shooting, after having attempted to
burn some of the books of her cmployeni.
Protest Atruiiist Ostracism.
Atlantlo City, N. J Aug. 4. The na
tional association ot Instructor ot colored
youth were in convention here today. Tho
association adopted resolutions protesting
against an alleged ostracism of the race
on the boirdwalk. The ministers and
others were asked to do all in their
power to turn patronage away from the
resort, becau.to ot the alleged act.
BOUND FOR THE
Slcamsbtps Loaded wltb Passengers and
BUSINESS FOR INDIAN PACKERS
Many Persons Waiting to Get Over
the Pass nnd Move on tho Way to
Klondlkc--Tho Prices for Fucking
Across the Pass Ilnvo Increased to
'XI Cents a Pound.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 4. The steam
ship George E. Starr got away short
ly bofore midnight with ninety pas
sengers and twenty horses. On Au
gust 9, the steamship Queen goes
north. She will carry between five hun
dred and six hundred passengers. On
the same date the steam barge AJax
will be towed to Dyea by a tug loaded
with stock. On August 8, tho ship
Klondike, chartered by Tacoma par
ties, Is to sail. On the same day the
steamship Coqultlan will sail from
Vancouver. August 9 the "Mexico
leaves. August 12, the Topeka and
Rosalie; August 17, the Alkl; August
22,' the Queen; August 23, the Mexico,
and August 27, the Topekn. Of these,
all will go through to Dyea save the
Topeka, which will go no farther than
Juneau, unless business justifies.
1 Portland, Ore.. August 4. John II.
Smith, of Portland, United States
commlsioner for Alaska, writing from
Juneau says: "There are five hundred
people now at Dyea waiting to get over
the pass, and there are several more
steamer loads on the way. The In
dian packers and the pack animals
have all the freight they can carry
to the lakes by the time winter sets
in, and hundreds of people will be
camping at Dyea and on the lakes all
winter eating the provisions they have
taken with them. Prices for packing
across the path have risen to 25 and
27 cents per pound."
RATTLESNAKES IN THE GARRET.
Mrs. Leidv Counted Seven ns They
Disappeared inn Knothole.
Easton, Pa., Aug. 4. The family of
Jacob Leldy, who lives on Bushkill street,
found a neat of seven rattlesnakes in an
old flannel petticoat In the garret of the
house this afternoon. Mrs. Leldy and her
two sisters were looking oVer some old
things stored In that part of the house.
Mrs. Leldy heard the rattle of what is
supposed to be one of the old snakes and
began a search. She soon found the nest
of little snakes. Tho women counted them
as the little fellows wiggled across tho
floor and disappeared down a knothole.
The women did not tarry long.
Mr. Leldy came home soon after, and
has been spending the greater rart of tho
time since looking for the snakes. He
has had no better success than to sec a
couple of the little ones. The garret win
dow is In the rear of .the house, which
Is built .against Mount Jefferson, one of
the hills within the city limits. Tho
snakes could easily crawl from the hill
side Into the window, which was kept
open. The house is in almost the centre
of a thickly populated community of 40,
BICYCLES SHUT OUT OF FRANCE.
Tariff liaised on American Wheels
for tho Purpose.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 4. American
bicycles are doomed in France. United
States Consul) J, C. Monaghan has ad
vised the state department from Chem
nitz, Saxony, of an attjmpt to be made
to ralsa the tariff on American wheels so
as to practically exclude them from that
country. Mr. Mcnaghan writes with some
feeling on the subject and says; "The
plain English is that American wheels
are so much lighter, stronger, neater
and better and more nppular that some
thing must be done to .eep them out."
The proposed rates are about ICO francs
for 23 pound wheels and 190 francs for
20-pound wheels. The consul adds. Of
course this means practically prohibi
tion. If I may be permitted to put down
a word of advice here, I will repeat wnat
cannot be urged upon our manufacturers
too often, and that It go to South Amer
ica, to East Russia, etc., fields that will
mean more In a month by and by than
these ever will In yeais."
DE PEVSTER STATUE.
Frnnlflin nnd Murshnll College Will
Acropt tho Memorial.
Lancaster, Aug. 4. Franklin and Mar
shall college has accepted the proposition
of General J. Watts Do Peyster, of Tlvoll,
N. Y., to present to that Institution tho
heroic bronze statue of his ancestor,
Colonel Abraham De Peyster, once mayor
of New York, governor of the province
and n dignitary of the days beforo the
Revolution. The statue was originally
located in Central park. New York, but
was removed because of politcal and per
sonal contention, and will be replaced by
another provided by General De Peyster.
The statue which Franklin and Mar
shall accepts cost $10,000 and will be
placed In front of the De Peyster library
now building on the college campus, a
structure which, when completed, will
represent an expenditure of at least $25,
000. DEATH OF A MISER.
Christopher Schragcr Could Not Sur
vive the Loss of His Wealth.
Chicago, Aug. 4. Christopher Schrage,
tho miser who was robbed of $53,000 In
bonds a year ago, was burled today. The
old man never recovered from the shock
.of loslnj his wealth, although the bulk
of It w's restored. During the past
month he refused food, and raved contin.
ually about the robber'. Tho Schrage
bond robbery formed a sensational epi
sode in Chicago police history.
"Sleepy" Burke, an wc-convlct, when
arrested in connection with tho case,
confessed and Implicated several promin
ent police officials and politicians In the
affair. Tho accused men wero not con
victed, Death of John T, Johnston.
Bellefonte, Pa., Aug. 4. John T. John
ston, aged C7 years, a clerk in the de
partment of Internal affairs at Harris
burg, died suddenly this afternoon, at his
home in this city. Mr, Johnston had not
been In good health for some time, but
was able to be about. He complained of
feeling tired this afternoon and lay on a
lounge to take a rest. He died a few mo
No Trouble Anticipated.
Harrlsburg, Aug. 4. Inquiry at the ad
jutant general's department tonight .re
garding the strike In the coal regions
brought an answer from Adjutant Gen
eral Stewart that ho has not received any
Information whatever from the governor
or his agents In the strike region. No
i trouble is anticipated.
Tho Differences Between tho Two
Ilrnnclics About to Ho Adjusted.
Atlantlo City, N. J., Aug. 4. A breach
that has existed for the past thirteen
years in the Ancient Order of ernlans
of America has about reached an adjust
ment. A meeting of the seceding dele
gates and the delegates of the old order
was held today. There were present for
tho Ancient Order of America, J. P.
O'Conncr, national .president, of Savan
nah, John S. Weadock, national vice pres
ident, Bay City, 'Mich., James O. Sullivan,
national secretary, Philadelphia, Rov. W.
F. McLaughlin, and National Directors
Maurice F. Wllmore, of Philadelphia, and
Colonel John T. Murphy, of Norwich,
Tho seceders were represented by Rev.
E. S. Phillips, national delegate, Scran
ton, Pa.; E. A. Hayes, national secretary,
New Brunswick, N, J.; James Qulnlan,
Scranton, Pa,; Joseph B. McLaughlin,
Philadelphia; Miles F. MoPartland,
Brooklyn, and James H. Murphy. Ac
cording to tho articles of agreement it Is
specified "that all questions in dispute
shall bo referred to nn arbitrator who
shall be chosen from the helrarchy of the
United States, and who shall be Irish by
birth or descent. He Is to have full power
to reconcile existing differences."
Bishop McFaul, of Trenton, was agreed
upon as arbitrator, and delegates were
sent to Trenton today to ask him to ac
cept. BIG FIRE CAUSED
BY EXPLODING OIL
Two Workmen Badly Burned in an
Kxplosion at Chemical Works nnd
Seven Firemen Aro Severely In
jured in tho Tiro That Followed.
Philadelphia, Aug. 4. Two workman
were badly burned by an exploslor nt
the chemloal works of the Barrett man
ufactory, at Tucker and Bermuda streets,
today, and stvtn firemen were severely
Injured in the fire which followed. Tho
one-story Iron structure, in which the ex
plosion tccurred, and which was used "or
distilling oil from coal tar; and another
similar building, devoted to the manu
facture of naphthallno camphor balls,
were destroyed by tho flames, while the
store horse and carbolic house were dam
aged. The less will aggregate $100,000. As
sistant Chief Engineer Charles McDadc,
of the fire department, had all his cloth
ing burned off ond was proba fatally
Injured. The others will recover. Thjy
nru John Newllng, Oranvllle Welxh, Sam.
rel Cook, Jacob LannarJ, John Muhr and
Amos Knaught, all firemen, and Robert
Clarnck and Robert Getty, workmen.
Their Injuries consisted of severe burns
about the face and arms and hands.
Tho fire originated from an explosion
of distilled oil, and burned stubbornly
for several hours before It was controlled.
The works occupy almost half a block
and a hard fight was necessary to save
the entire plant from destruction.
TO VISIT QUEEN VICTORIA.
Tho King of Slum Accorded a 11. ..if
Salute at Portsmouth.
Portsmouth, Aug. 4. King Chulalpog
korn I. of Slam, and l'.is suite, arrived
here today from London on his way to
visit Queen Vlcthrta at Osborne. His ma
jesty was lecelved at tne railroad station
by the Prince of Wales. The warships
here were decorated with bunting and
fired a royal salute as the king proceed
ed on his way to the Isle of Wight. At
Osborne the King of Slam will lunch
with the queen, and, later, he will take
tea with the Prince and Princess of
Wales on board the royal yacht Osborne.
Before leaving for Portsmouth the King
of Slam, accompanied by the Crown
Prince of Slam. Prlnco Chowfa Maha
Vajlravudh, and by Lord Harris, one of
Tier majesty's lords-ln-waltlng, who Is In
attendance upon the King of Slam during
his stay In England, made a surprise
visit at midnight to an East End Insti
tution established for the shelter of tho
homeless. His majpsty was greatly inter
ested in the three hundred outcasts oc
cupying blinks In the building, and In
quired closely Into all tho details ot man
aging such institutions.
CREEK SQUAWS MAYN'T VOTE.
Somo Warriors Wished Them To, but
Perry, O. T., Aug. 4. At a mass meet
ing of Creek Indians In the Warriors'
Chamber of state at Okmulgee tho coun.
ell members were directed to submit to
members of their towns the question of
allotment and change of government,
each member or citizen of the nation to
register a vote for or against tho pend
This raised tho question of woman suf
frage, Some nrgued that the women had
an equal interest with the men In tho
lands of the Creek nation, and should be
heard In regard to any disposition of
these lands. After several days' discus
slon the meeting decided that the squaws
could not vote.
JEALOUS HUSBAND'S DEED.
Shot His Wifo Several Times, but Not
Unlontown, Aug. 4. Sanford Collins, of
Glade Farms, near the Maryland line,
made a desperate attempt to murder his
wife yesterday evening, shooting her sev
eral times, but it is thought ne will re
cover. C0III113 began to shoot as soon ns he
nrrlved home. Mrs. Collins fought val
iantly, and succeeded in warding off sev
eral shots aimed at her head. Albert Ray
mond, the hired man, heard the shoot
ing, ran to tho rescue, and liberated the
wounded woman, Collins opened fire on
htm, putting a bullet Into his chest.
Collins has fled and the officers are
.unable to locate him. Jealousy Is said
to have prompted the deed.
Camden, N, J., Aug. 4. New Jersey re
corded three fatal bicycle accidents to
day. At Mechantville, Eawin Steelman, '1
years old, lost control ot his wheel, fell
on his head and died an hour later.
Miss Llbble Tuttle, of Poughkeepsle, N.
Y Is dying at Ocean Grove from concus
slon of the brain. She was knocked down
by a wheelman, while crossing a road.
Mrs. Albee, wife of tho assistant mar
shal of Vlneland, died today from a fall
recelvod while trying to learn to ride a
wheel a day or two ago.
Would Not Ho Lynched.
Franklin, Ga., Aug, 4. May Patton, a
negro pugilist of some local celebrity,
last night attempted to assault the daugh
ter of Mrs. Matilda Walter, noar here,
and while being chased ty A, Hodson and
several others, broke a leg over a fellcn
treo in tho road. Ho then cut his throat
rather than bo lynched, and the pursuing
party found him dead.
Southampton, Aug, 4. Arrived; Paris,
New York. Sailed: Trave (from Bremen),
for NewYork, Rotterdam Sailed: Queen,
dam, New York. Liverpool Sailed: Teu
tonic, New York. New York Sailed: St.
Paul, Southampton, Majestic, Liverpool,
No Valid Objection Can Be Advanced to
the Brltisb Title.
FIELDS ARE EAST OF MIST MERIDIAN
And Aro Within tho English Territory
About Thirty-five Miles High
Government Officials Ilnvo Been
Looking tho Boundaries Up in
Order to Prepare Themselves for
Washington, Aug. 4. Incited by the
newspaper publications recently, tend
ing to throw doubt upon the ownership
of the Klondike gold fields, some of the
high government officials who would
sue have been quietly looking into the
question if it comes to a practical Is
sue have been quietly looking nlto the
matter with a view to preparing them
selves for tho controversy that may
Their views are In substance that
there can le no valid objection advanc
ed to the title of Great Britain to this
territory, A careful examination of all
of the reliable charts and maps made
far enough back in date to be free from
suspicion of influence of the recent
heavy gold finds has convinced these
officers that so far as the Klondike gold
fields, as defined by the latest reports,
are concerned there can be no question
but that they He cast of the 141st meri
dian which defines tho boundary line,
nnd so are within British territory by
about .15 miles nt least.
As far as the meridian Itself, it Is
said that It has been so closely located
by the survey of the Canadians and
our own coast survey that there Is not
nt any point a difference of more than
700 feet In the claimed boundary, which
of course would not substantially af
fect any controversy that might grow
out of the title.
JACK TARS MOBBED IN KOBE.
Thcv Tnco Several Hundred Jnpanoso
Until Kccued by Police Boats.
San Francisco, Aug. 4. Mall dispatches
from Yokohama say that about forty
American sailors from the Yorktown and
Boston had a lively fight with Japanese
coolies in Kobe on July 12. The Japan
ese attempted to steal liquor from two
sailors. There was a fight and other
sailors rallied to tho aid of the two. A
mob of several hundred Japanese gath
ered nnd began throwing stones.
The sailors retreated to the water front,
but the native boatmen refused to carry
them to the ships.
The sailors charged tho mob several
times, severely Injuring a number of Jap
anese. Finally police boats rescued them.
The Insolence of tne Japanese or tho
lower classes to foreigners In all treaty
ports Is Increasing; cases due to It come
up almost dally In the polico courts.
..'ILL PAY $1,000 FOR ONE SHOT.
A Pennsylvania!! Killed a Moose Out
of Season in .11 nine.
Augusta, Me., Aug. 4. S. W. A. Fores
man, nephew of the Attorney General of
Pennsylvania, who Is putting him through
a preparatory school at Wai-hlngton,
Conn., will not havo to serve the four
months' imprisonment for confessed vio
lation of the Maine game law In shoot
ing a moose In close time.
The game commissioners have consult
ed with the governor and decided to
urge the court to simply Impose a tine,
which will probably be $1,000. The case
comes to trial this week. Young Fores
man was one of a party of fifteen stud
ents hunting In tho Maine forests In
charge of a professor of the schcol. Fores
man Is now held in $500 ball.
LAWYERS IN THE FAIR CASE.
They Will Recoive nt Least 91,000,
OOO as Counsel Fees.
San Francisco, Aug. 4. A low estimate
puts the fees which tho lawyers will get
from the estate of the late James G.
Fair at $1,000,000. Messrs. Lloyd and
Wood, who are attorneys for the two
daughters, Mrs. Herman Oelrichs and
Miss Virginia Fair, will receive four per
cent, of the amount recovered.
As the daughters will receive at least
$S,000,000, the lawyers will receive $320,
000. A similar amount will go to Garbor,
Boalt & Bishop, who have an ironclad
contract for four per cent. Wilson & Wil
son will get $100,000, and there are a score
of minor lawyers who will tako from
BOILERMAKERS IN SESSION.
Vice-President Henry Hartley Pre
sides Over tho Mooting.
Philadelphia, Aug. 4. The members of
the American Boilermakers' association
held a brief session today. Vice Presi
dent Henry I. Hartley, of the Cramp
company, presided In the absence of Pres
ident H. S. Robinson, and read n paper
on "Modern American Boiler Specifica
tions," by E. D. Mercer, Maine, and
"Tests of Rivet Joints," by John O'Brien,
Maine. The members then went to Luk
ens' Iron and Steel mills, nt Coatesvllle,
and after Inspecting tho works, wero
entertained at dinner by A. F. Huston,
the president of tho company.
Tomorrow the delegates will vlBlt
Cramps' ship yard, and on Friday they go
to Atlantic City.
KILLED BY AN INFERNAL MACHINE.
Three Children Find It and All Per
ished in tho explosion.
Butte, Mont., Aug, 4. An apparent at
tempt to blow up the home of John
O'Meura, superintendent of the Moon
light mine, near here, resulted in tho
death of three children. What appeared
to be 0 roman candle wat found nar
O'Meaia's resldenco by Mamie Benson
nnu two other little rslrls.
While playing wth it one of the chil
dren stni3k it with a piece of Iron. It
exploded, and the O'Meura child whs lit
erally peppered with fragments of brans,
lead and glass. The other two children
htm terribly cut und died. A hole torn
In the ground showed that the bomb was
charged with dynamite. Several attempts
havo been made on O'Meara's life here
tofore, 1 m
The Herald's Weather 1'orecnKt.
New York, Aug. B. In the Middle States
and New England today, partly cloudy
to cloudy, wiirm and BUltry weather will
prevail, with fresh, variable winds, most
ly southwesterly to westerly, local rain
the thunderstorms and nearly station
ary, followed by falling temperature, nnd
lu the western districts by clearing. On
Friday In both of these sections, partly
cloudy to fair cooler weather will pre
vull, preceded by rain and near the coast,
with westerly to northerly winds and on
Saturday fair weather with nearly sta
FATAL LOVE AFFAIR.
Charles Dletz Kills Kato Scotlon nnd
Philadelphia, Aug. 4. Charles Dletz,
aged 45 yearH, a foreman In tho candy
factory of Philip Wunderle, at 118 Pegg
street, today shot and fatally wounded
Knte Scotlon, aged SS years, and com
mitted suicide. Tho woman was also an
employe of the place and unrequited lovo
Is said to have prompted the shooting.
The foreman persisted in his attentions,
but with no success. During tho lunch
hour today Dletz and the woman were
seen talking together, and after work
had been resumed ho called her to a
small room near that in which they
A few moments later two pistol shots
wero heard and when the employes en
tered tho room Dletz was lying on the
floor dend, with the revolver in his hand.
Miss Scotlon was still alive, but uncon
scious. Shb was sent to the Pennsylva
nia hospital, where Bhe died a few hours
CHARQED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT.
Another Sonsntion in Building Asso
Reading, Pa Aug. 4. There was an
other sensation In building association
affairs today when Samuel H. Fulmcr,
tho newly-elected treasurer of Home
stead Building association, No. 4, appear
ed before Magistrate Eby and swore out
a warrant aglnst Joseph P. Kromp, whose
teslgnatton wns recently requested ns
treasurer, charging him with converting
to his own use over $02,000.
Tho warrant was served at noon. He
gave $50,000 ball. It Is likely that other
arrests will be made. Arbitration Is still
going on In tho claims of twenty build
ing associations against the Lewis Kremp
NOT A CANDIDATE.
Governor Hastings Contradicts the
Rumor to tho Effect That Ho Will
Kndenvor to Ho Senator Quay's
Harrlsburg, Aug. 4. Governor Hastings
was shown today the dispatches in tho
morning papers to the effect that he was
a caraldate to succeed Senator Quay. Thj
governor said: I have no notion of be
ing a candidate for United States sena
tor. I have no plan beyond piy present
The governor Is still nt his home In
Bellefonte, where Attorney General Mc
cormick Joined him yesterday.
SHE LOVED DAN.
And Because He Would Not !o to Al
legheny with Her, She Shot Him.
Johnstown, Pa., Aug. 4. About 1 o'clock
this afternoon Daniel McCauley, of Maple
avenue, this city, was shot In the back,
probably fatally, by Mrs. Nelllo Grouh,
of Murshall avenue, Allegheny.
The shot was fired at the south end of
the Eleventh ward brldge.whlle McCaulev
was on his way from dinner to the Gau
tier stoel works, where he was employed.
Mrs. Groah had accompanied McCauley
home from work and took dinner with
him, and shortly before 1 o'clock she
started back with him. While on their
way down the avenue, according to her
story, "she told Dan she loved hlni and
wanted him to go to Allegheny with her."
This he said he could not do, whoroupon
she stepped back and fired at hlni, the
bullet entering his body under the right
shoulder blade. McCauley was taken to
the Memorial hospital. Mrs. Grouh was
GOLD IN CHINA.
Li Hung Chang's Export Iteports Very
San Francisco, Aug. 4. A foreign min
ing expert named Shockley, who was en
gaged by LI Hung Chang when he was In
Europe, has Just made a report on the
gold deposits In the Jcho region, and In
Manchuria as far as the Chinese territory
on the Amur river.
He declares that tho whole district is
rich In precious metals, nnd that tho
further ho went the better and richer
were the Indications.
Chinese officials at Tientsin aro greatly
excited over tho news, and are taking
measures to begin the development of
mines Immediately before the Russians
In tho Amur territory discover the bo
nanza. SENTENCE OF THE R0DDYS.
John II. nnd Junius Aro Condemned
to Dio for Their Crime.
Johnstown, Fa., Aug. 4. At a lato hour
tljls afternoon tho case of John H. and
James Roddy, twice convicted of the
murder of David Berkey, of Paint town
ship, came up In court ut Somerset.
Judge Lonsenecker decided that tho
evidence In the case and the arguments
did not warrant a third trial.
Then, amid a most Impressive silence
on all sides, tho two men were sentenced
James Roddy, when ho heard tho sent
ence, said: "I'm rrjjy'i obliged, judge."
John sat like a statue, betraying no
emotion either by his countenance or
Philadelphia, Aug, 4. A statement of
the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Balti
more Railroad company for June, 1897,
compared with tho same period of 189G,
shows gross earnings, Increase, $4,100; ex
penses, decrease, $8,000; net earnings, In
crease. $12,100. A similar statement of the
West Jersey and Seashore Railroad com
pany shows: Gross earnings, decrease,
$20,800; expenses, decrease, $13,100; net
earnings, decrease, $7,700.
Tho Nevcr-Rlp Pants Strike.
New York, Aug. 4. It was said tonight
that the strikes ordered by the Knee
Pants, Never Rip Pants and Pants Mak
ers' unions, would be declared off within
the next four days, tho operatives win
ning. THE NEWS THIS M0KNINU
Weather Indications Todays
1 General Strike Situation Unchanged.
Japan Will Not Act Hastily In Hawaii.
The Klondike Region Belongs to Eng
land, Heavy Laden Steamships for Klon
dike. 2 Sport Scranton Still on the Tobog.
Eastern National and Atlantic League
Base Ball Games.
L. A. W. Overruns the Quaker City.
3 Lacol Horso and Blcyclo Races at the
Date of the Firemen's Parade,
Campaign Liars Still at Work.
5 Local Stato Money for the Firemen.
K. of P. Encampment Committees.
6 Local West Side and City Suburban.
7 Lackawanna County News.
8 Neighboring County Happenings.,
Financial and, Ccmmcrcla,',
Home Government Ready
to Hoist the Ameri
JAPANESE SHIPS EXPECTED
Mr. Wyman Sends Important
A XiCttcr Confirming tho Report That
the United States May Establish n
l'rotcctornle Over tho Islands.
Black Labor trom This Country to
Supplant tho Coolies.
Cincinnati, Aug, 4. A special to tho
Cincinnati Inquirer from Masstllon,
Ohio, says: "The Hawaiian govern
ment decided on July 28 to Issue no
more six months' residence permits to
Chinese.' This practical exclusion, fol
lowing the lines of American legisla
tion; means much to American labor
ers. The foregoing fact, obtained from
Indisputable authority by Watson II.
Wyman in Honolulu and mailed to San
Francisco, was telegraphed to this city
"Mr. Wyman also sends the follow
ing important Information from Hono
lulu: 'I am able to state that there is
In contemplation a plan for stocking
the island with colored laborers from
the cane plantations of the United
States. No white laborer can stand tho
canefleld work nor the wet work on tho
rice plantations, nor the humid cli
mate here. It speaks volumes for the
patriotism of the Islands that they are
ready to make a contract today, when
anffexlitjcfn Is not even tt-'certninty, that
will result' In the general diminution of
Japanese labor, for, of course, as time
progresses and existing contracts ex
pire, the laborers now under contract
can be deported and their places as
sumed by the overplus of Louisiana,
Texas and Mississippi.
"We are today advised that several
Japanese vessels are under way for
here, nnd have it from a crcdltabla
source that our steamer brought lnr
structions to those in authority hero
that if the Japanese make the least
move the American flag is to be raised
Instantly. It is fully felt here that this
would precipitate an, uprising of the
25,000 Japnnese, who would be supplied
with arms from the Nanlawa, and who
could then make It very unpleasant for
the whites. There are none too many
of these, and every man of them would
have to get out and shoot.' "
JAPAN "WILL NOT ACT HASTILY.
'San Francisco, Aug. 4. Advices have
been received by the Belgic state that
the Japanese government has decided
to totally abolish the export duty from
the commencement of the thirty-first
fiscal year on April next, Samuel Park
er, who was minister of foreign affairs
in Queen Lllloukalanl's cabinet, arrived
from Honolulu on the Belgic. He said:
"If annexation Is defeated Hawaii will
put her foot down. 'She will then be
ready to negotiate with Japan, Eng
land or any other country. About one
fourth of the people of the islands aro
Japanese, many of them soldiers, it is
rumored. I do not think Japan will
do anything until the annexation and
treaty questions have been settled by;
the United States."
MRS. ADA SMITH USED A STONE.
Struck Joseph Cross' Six-Year-Old
Dnugliter with It.
Mrs. Ada Smith, mother of eight
children, was arrested yesterday for
striking a 6-year-old girl with a. stone.
The warrant was Issued on the oath of
Joseph Cross, whoso daughter was tho
one struck by Mrs. Smith.
The families live In Wrights' court.
Tuesday Mr. Cross' little girl and Mrs.
Smith's daughter got into a petty fight
in the court. It is alleged that at
this time Mrs. Smith struck the Cross
girl with a stone on tho leg, opening
Alderman Howe, who heard the case
yesterday afternoon, held Mrs. Smith,
under $200 ball to appear at court.
FOUR ENTERED BAIL.
Will Answer nt Court Charges Prc
Icrrcd Against Them.
Frank Wf-ntroukl, charged with
keeping a tippling house, selling liquor
on Sunday and keeping a disorderly
house, entered ball before Judge Arch
bald yesterday In the sum of $S00.
Roman Matuszllskl became his bonds
man. Martin Joyce, who is charged with
assault and battery, was held in his
own recognizance, In the sum of $,"i00.
John Hannls and Jacob Hannl en
tered bail In the sum of $1,000. Their
bondsman Is Joseph Solomon, Assault
and battery and felonious wounding is
the charge against them.
Christian Endenvor Rally.
Tho annual rally of the Christian En
deavor societies of the Five-County union
will be held at Farvlew today. The ex
cursion train will leave the Delaware and
Hudson station at 9.30 o'clock. A large
crowd Is expected to attend tho reunion.
Bauer's band will accompany tho Scran
ton contingent. In tho morning from 11
to 12 o'clock a concert will bo given at
the park and again In the afternoon from
1.30 to 2 o'clock. Rev. J. F. Stoncctpher,
ot Easton, will deliver the address at the
exercises in the afternoon.
Coventor Appoints a Judge.
Harrlsburg, Aug. 4. Governor Hastings
has appointed Enos O. Rogers, of Orbl
sonla, associate Judge of Huntingdon
county to fill the vacancy caused by,
Judge William J, Grlesinger's death.