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. SOUANTO:-, PA., TllIDAY MORNrNGr, AUGUST 0, 1807.
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STRUGGLE. OF. :,
At Turtle and Sandy Creek
the Strikers Have
A BRUSH WITH DE ARMITT
He Threatens the Marchers
Citizens ill Sympathy Willi tlic Strik
ers Tnko n Novel Method of Collect
ing Provislons.-The Merchants Re
spond l,ihornlly--Mincr' Families
Are in a Stntc of Dcstltution--Big
Meeting Addressed by Debs.
Pittsburg, A hb. 3. Out of the 2,000
strikers who camped at Turtle Creel:
last .Saturday barely 300 now reinaln nt
Camp Determination. In addition to
the large number of men who were
turned out of camp and cut off from
the free lunch distribution yesterday,
many were drafted to Plum Creek,
where the great struggle for suprem
acy between the strikers and the New
York and Cleveland Gas Coal company
will lie carried on.
At Turtle and Sandy Creeks the strik
ers have practically won. Turtle Creek
mine, known as No. , Is closed down
as tight as the strikers can ever hope
to close it by their present peaceful
means of agitation. It Is true that n
few men are stiU at work In the pit
but th'ey are not putting out any coal.
The same holds good nt Sandy Creek.
Reports from Plum Creek are compli
cating. Superintendent De Armltt
claims that 255 men are still working,
while the strikers say they counted but
thirty going Into the pit this morning.
The deputies at Plum Creek nre having
a hard time, many are complaining and
a number have resigned. There is no
such thing ns uninterrupted rest for the
deputies. Th'ey are up from before
daylight until long after the sun has
set. They are under a constant strain.
All the mines ure connected by private
telegraph and telephone wires and
every stranger or body of strangers
moving along the highways Is Immedi
ately reported to the nearest office by
c ;its and the foremen or managers
of all the pits get notice. At the point
upon which any march thus reported
seems to be directed, there is ft stir
among the deputies. As these marches
nre a matter of almost dally occurrence,
day and night, in nil directions, the
deputies nre In a state of apprehen
sion end activity. The feeding and
lodging facilities nre limited and aro
iiot adequate to the demands made
upon them. And what adds to the
deputies' discomfort Is the fact that
none of them are Injured to hardships.
There are 75 deputies on duty here and
it is stated that this number will not
be decreased for the present,
A BRUSH WITH THE MARCHERS.
Early this morning Superintendent
Samuel DeArmltt had a brush with the
marchers. They were on the march
and ns ho approached they opened
ranks for hlin to pass through. When
they neured the end of the road lead
ing into the Murraysvllle road he
stopped them, saying the road was the
private property of the New York and
Cleveland Gas Coal company. The men
held n consultation and concluded to
march on, which they did. DeArmltt
marched with them, threatening them
with arrest, but no arrests were made.
It became rumored about among the
campers today that President W. P.
DeArmltt had made arrangements to
bring S00 colored men to the mines from
Virginia nnd that they would be here
The olliclnls of the company when
seen denied the. rumor nnd snld noth
ing of the kind wns contemplated.
Citizens of the south side, who are in
sympathy with the striking coal
miners, undertook in a novel way to
day to secure contributions of provis
ions from the merchants of the south
side, to be sent to the commissary de
partment of the miners', camps. A
local band was engaged, together-wlth
several large express wagons, nnd n
procession, headed by a stand of the
national colors, was formed. The band
played patriotic music and slowly
moved up Carson street, stopping at
MERCHANTS CONTRIBL Jli LIBER
ALLY. The merchants all along the .route
came forward with liberal contribu
tions of everything needed und soon
the wagons were filled. At the south
side market liberal contributions of
vegetables were placed on tljp wagons.
A large mass meeting of the miners
of the Monongahela valley was held
at Hoscoo this nfternoon to devise
mcnnB for carrying on the strike nnd
to Induce the few men nt the mines
nt Elizabeth, Bunola and Webster to
como out. It wns decided to organize
n marching party and this will bo done
in ft few days.
The miners' families along the Mon
ongahela valley nre reported to bo
wanting the necessities of life. Des
titution is prevalent at every mining
hamlet und hundreds of families have
not had enough to eat for several days.
At Monongahela City a soup house
has been started and a committee ap
pointed to solicit provisions.
DEBS ADDRESSES A MEETING.
Miners' day closed In this city by a
big meeting on Duquesne wharf, vriieru
a crowd of from 8,000 to 10,000 people
assembled to hear Eugene V, Debs,
Mrs. Jones and several local speaker
make addresses. The speakers were
given a hearty reception and tlie sen
timents expressed were loudly cheered,
especially when Illusions were made
to tho unrighteousness of- the sup
Drelnn of freo speech and lawful on-
srinblage.-'Each orator! said the tllho
had arrived. ,to. call n halt, on govern
ment by injunction nnd declared that
the struggle of the miners would be
"conducted peaceably nnd' lawfully as
heretofore, in spite of anything nny
man could say. It wns lenrned posi
tively tonight that Governor Hastings
has hnd men in tho Turtle Creek re
gion for two weeks past to keep him
posted on. the condition of tho strike.
Factory Inspector Campbell has be,en
the chief lieutenant of the executive
In this work. Colonels Logan and
McCandless, of the general staff, have
also been over the field and will make
their report to the governor. It Is
safe to say that they will say tho Na
tional Guard Is not needed at this time.
APPREHENSION AT CLEVELAND.
Cleveland, O., Aug. 5. Cleveland
coal men are viewing the coal strike
situation with much apprehension. They
nre deeply Interested In the mnss meet
ing to be held In tho Clearfield district
in Pennsylvania which the strike has
not yet reached, Advices obtained in
Cleveland are to the effect that De
Armltt's mines are paralyzed, and the
feeling is here that there may be an
absolute tie-up. Resumption of work
In several of Cleveland's manufactor
ies will rapidly decrease the supply of
coal In this city, and much alarm Is
felt. The Cleveland rolling mill and
the Union rolling-mill, which have re
sumed, aro using six hundred tons of
coal per day.
. Wheeling, W. Va., Aug. 5. At Fair
mont the tie-up, promised by Organi
zer Rae, has not materialized, and
nslde from it few. men at Clarksburg,
there are no additions to the strikers.
In Kanawha Valley all but one mine
nre working. On the Norfolk nnd Wes
tern the strike has entirely disappear
ed, Miners' day is being celebrated by
laboring people generally In Wheeling
The eastern Ohio miners nre getting
hungry nnd have committees out with
wagons securing food. The people
are contributing liberally, and Secre
tary and Treasurer Lewis thinks they
can hold out another month at least.
A Bridegroom nnd Three Guests Huf-focntcd--rirtccn
Others In Dnngcr.
Exit Cut OH by nn Obstruction nt
thn Door Lending to tho Stnirs.
Cincinnati, Aug. 5. Three men and
n woman lost their lives in a fire which
occurred at 3 o'clock this morning
in a two-story frame building on Elm
street, opposite Charles street, this city.
Thirteen other had a narrow escape
from death by suffocation. The dead
are : Ezra House, Arthur Guth, Nellie
Bennett and Roy Carr.
Otto Adler kept nn nll-nlght restau
rant in tho lower story of the house.
There were seventeen persons In one
room In the second story of this house.
All were 'KuesfiTat." a, wedding frolic In
which Arthur Guth, one of the dead,
was the bridegroom, nnd the daugh
ter of Landlord Adler was the bride.
The celebrants of the wedding Indulged
In beer and cigarettes very freely,
and it is supposed cigarettes started
the fire. None of the dead was burned.
They were suffocated by the smok,
which came from an adjoining room
in which tho flames originated. Tho
only exit from tho room In which the
guests were wns blocked by a bathtub,
which had been set on end nt the
head of the stairway, against the door.
The occupants of tho building refuse
to give any Information as to the ori
gin of tho fire.
WHISKEY TRUST AT SEA.
Allegations Concerning Reorganiza
tion Aro Denied,
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 5. When the dis
patch lelatlve to the allesred success
ful re-organlzatlon of the whiskey trust
wns shown to P. E. Her, he emphatic
ally stated that no such' combination
had been effected and none could bo
on the basis Indicated. The eastern dis
tillers would like to get the western
distillers Into u combination but the
western men hud refused to be beguil
ed and any statement that the com
bination had been formed on the lines
indicated was absolutely untrue.
Mr. Her said that some time ago ho
had received notification to the effect
that he had been appointed n member
of the arbitration committee, but ho
had promptly returned it with his em
phatic refusal to have anything to do
BLOOD STAINED CLOTHES.
Contained in an Express Package for
Mrs. Charles Bonai.
Shelton, Conn., Aug. C The contents
of tho mysterious express package,
which was shipped from New York to
this place, addressed to Mrs. Charles
llonal, wife of one of the men wanted
in connection with Nichols-Daniels
fui;ms tragedy, were ascertained from
the local police today. The bundle
contained a complete suit of clothes,
shirt, under clothes, etc.
Cnveful examination revealed blood
on the coat nnd the Insldo of "the trou
sers pockets were stained as though
bloody hands had been thrust into
them. The suit answers the descrip
tion of that worn by the most talkative
of the murderers, as told by Miss
RACE WAR AT ATLANTA.
White Operators Refuse to Work witli
n Negro nt tho Cotton .Mills.
Atlanta, Ga Aug. B. The strike at
tile Fulton bag and cotton mills, which
was begun yesterday by tho refusal of
the white female operatives to work
with negro women, was ended today.
President Elsas acceded to the de
mand of the strikers and agreed to
withdraw tho negro women whose em
ployment caused the trouble. The
striking white operatives will return to
work at once,
OUR RELATIONS WITH TUNIS.
Washington, Aug-. B.-Negottatlons aro
now In progresWith the Trench govern
ment looking to the conclusion of u
treaty of trado and commerce to govern
tho relations between the United States
and Tunis. This Is to tnko the place at
the old treaty, which does not fit modern
conditions, and particularly the existing
protectorate over Tunis maintained by
EXPLOSION OF A
Tlic Air Filled with Flying Bricks and
SEVEN OR EIGHT PERSONS KILLED
Three Firemen Among tho Victims.
Tho Northwestern Grain Elevator
Wrecked by tho Igniting ofinllum
limbic Dust in tho Iliiildlng--Tho
Wnlls oftlic Elcvntor Blown Down.
Chicago, Aug. C Seven nnd probab
ly eight lives were lost in an explosion
which took place this evening during a
lire in the northwestern grain elevator
at Cook and West Water streets.
Three of tho dead nre firemen the
body of another llreman Is thought to
be burled In tho ruins of the elevator
nnd three people were blown Into the
Chlcngo river. From the force with
which the explosion swept tho spot on
which they were standing It Is certnln
they must have been Instantly killed.
Either the bursting of a boiler or the
explosion of mill dust caused the awful
The origin of tho blaze is believed to
have been in the vicinity of tho boiler
house. Accumulated dust as dry and
Inllammable ns gunpowder that had
been piling up for years formed a
ready means for the fire. It spread
with great rapidity and then came a
terrlllc explosion, completing the work
of scattering the fire throughout the
Just ns the llremen were getting into
position for ndvnntageous work, and
nearly all the members of Engine com
pany No. 3 were mounting ladders nnd
bringing leads of hose to play on the1
Interior from the upper windows, there
came a roar that could be heard for
half a mile, the roof wns rnlsed high
in tho nlr nnd the wnlls came down
with n crnsh.
The force of the explosion wns so
grent that the eastern wall was hurled
Into the river, tho west wall was tum
bled down upon the heads of the un
fortunate men below, and the roof was
torn Into mighty fragments nnd dis
tributed for blocks nround. Every
window In the vicinity of the elevntor
wns shnttered by the concussion, dozens
of persons were struck by flying debris
nnd several smnll fires resulted from
falling timbers that were still in
(lames. At Jefferson street and Carroll
nvenue, many blocks distant, great
burning masses of wreckage fell upon
four wagons loaded with hay and set
them In Uames.
BOMBARDMENT OF BRICKS.
The elevator was of composite con
struction, tho lower portion of brick
and the upner part of frame covered
with corrugated Iron. Tho explosion
caused a perfect bombardment of Hy
ing bricks and sheets of Iron at almost
white heat, leaving little of the build
ing save a frame work of wood and
Iron surrounding a great pile of blaz
The explosion stunned, for a moment,
tho police nnd the firemen, but they
quickly milled to help those who had
been hurt. Dozens of men lay Injured
in the withering heat, some seriously
harmed and others in the throes of
death. It was dangerous work to get
them out. but It wns gallantly nnd
quickly done, nnd nil of the slightly
Injured removed. The dead were, for
the time, left where they lav. No man
could reach their bodies and live.
The fire was most difficult to control,
as the elevator was surrounded by a
number of small building which were
continually catching fire. The total
loss is estimated at $300,000, which is
fully covered by Insurance.
THE DEAD AND INJURED.
The three llremen who were killed
by the falling walls of the elevator
JACOB J. SCHNFR.
JOHN J. COOGAN.
JACOB S. STRA.MER.
The injured; Charles S. Conway, fire
man, may die; Chief Dennis Swenlev;
Fire Marshall Campion, Lieutenant
Smith, Lieutenant V. H. Hartlett. Assist
ant Engineer Benjamin Blanchard, John
F. Smith. William McCluIro, 15 years old;
Thomas Engle, pipe man; Ignatius Bond',
Captain John J. Evans. William Hanley,
pipe man; William Thompson.
Besides these, dozens of firemen and
passersby were more or less cut nnd
bruised by glass and flying debris.
SETBACK TO GOLD SEEKERS.
Tho Refusal to Insure Them Detents
Indianapolis, Aug. 5. Tho determin
ation of the leading life Insurance
companies to carry no risks on Klon
dyke explorers has fallen with damp
ening effect on the co-operative com
panies which were forming in this city,
and upon a number of 'men who nre
preparing to start for Alaska during
the coming winter. One of theso com
panies Intended sending ten represen
tatives, each Insured for $10,000, giv
ing each man $1,000 besides money for
contingent expenses, all of them to co
operate in tho search for gold, divid
ing equally with the company, and In
case of death, the Insurance money
stood to win $8,500, on the basis that
not more than $1,500 would be spent
on each representative. Another com
pany simply designed to carry sulllcl
ent to reimburse for nctual outlay. It
Is not thought that any of theso com
panies will proceed further with the
SHOT A DOQ TO SAVE A MAN.
Stewnrt's Pet Bulldog M n do n Snvngo
Attack Upon Him.
Montclalr, N. J., Aug. G. When An
derson Stewart of this town went to
his stable this morning to look after
his horses ho was attacked and se
verely bitten by his pet bulldog, which
slept In the stable. As Stewart open
ed the barn door the dog bit him In
tho left thigh. Stewart shook tho dog
off, but It nttacked him again.
Stqwart ran out .of the barn. The
dog Jumped nt him -nd fastened Its
teeth in Stewart's right arm. Stewart
could not shake it oft and called for
help. His cries attracted George Yates
and the two tried to make tlic dog
loosen his hold.
Stones and clubs were thrown at tho
dog, nnd finally Yates got a revolver
nnd shot the dog. Not until after tho
animal was dead could Its Jaws bo
opened nnd Stewnrt's arm released.
Stewart's wounds wero cauterized.
He could not account for the dog's at
tack upon htm, but he thinks that tho
animal took him for a stranger.
MARVELOUS ESCAPE FROAl DEATH.
Heavily Londcd I'nsscngcr Stcnmcrs
Collide in J.nclitno Rapids.
Kingston, Ont,, Aug. 5. Two passen
ger steamers, the America of the
American line nnd tho Algerian of the
Richelieu and Ontario Navigation
company, collided last night in the fa
mous Lachlne Rapids, of the St. Law
rence river, near Montreal. Both were
crowded with passengers, and a panic
ensued when the two crnfts came to
genther. Above the roar of tho rapids came
the grinding nnd splintering of wood
ns the two boats dashed down the
rnplds together. Many of the passen
gers fainted and pandemonium reigned
By n miracle, seemingly, no one on
either bont wns injured, nnd the dam
age to both boats Is comparatively
slight when the peril they wero In Is
considered. The bulwarks of the
America on the side she struck the
Algerian are torn away and the wood
work Is otherwise damaged. The Al
gerian, being the larger and heavier
boat, escaped much serious damage.
As soon as the end of the rapids was
roached the steamers were headed for
docks and the passengers disembarked,
glud to be on the solid ground. Tho
collision Is regarded ns strange by mar
ine men, and they also say that it
might have resulted much worse than
THIEF STOPPED TO STEAL A KISS.
His Sleeping Enchantment Awoke
mid Identified Him.
New York, Aug. 5. John O'Connor
was arrested today as the result of a
kiss, and charged with robbing the
house of Frederick Whnrman, on Nlm
rod street. On the night of July 24, a
burglar entered the Whartmnn house
and after delving Into the silverware
entered the room where Jessie Whart
man. the daughter of tho house, only
15 years old, slept peacefully. Her hair
was fumbled about her rounded shoul
ders. A faint smile played about the
corners of her mouth, and her lips
were rounded Into a pout. She was a
picture of sweet Innocence.
The burglar was young and sentimen
tal. 'Twlxt love and duty he wavered.
Finally he forrot what ho was there
He had burglarized a hearty kiss
from the pouting mouth. Another.
Even In her sleep Jessie knew what
it wns, nnd screamed.
The sentimental burglar, who was
not a burglar on that night escaped
from the window. But the frightened
girl had seen him, and through her de
scription O'Connor was arrested.
SALE OF FRESH-WATER PEARLS.
Two Juncsvillc, Wis., Farmers Find
Some Valuable Specimen.
Janesvllle, Wis., Aug. 5. Two valu
able pearls were found in the river by
Magnolia farmers. William Acheson
sold one to John Young for $200, while
Frank Howard sold one to George Thur
man for the same price. Young and
Thurman make a business of buying
fresh-water pearls, and Thurman re
cently sold one to a Chicago society
woman for $2,000.
Many people are now hunting for the
pearls, the Industry being revived by
the fact that damshells nre worth 1
cent a pound to pearl-button manufac
turers. ELOPING MOTHER'S STRANGE ACT.
Loft Wraith to "Nephews nud
Nieces" to Hide Her Folly.
San Francisco, Cal., Aug. C In her
will distributing $30,000, Mrs. John C.
Scrlbner, of San Andreas, leaves the
money to her "nephew and nieces,"
Elizabeth, George, Jane rfnd Samuel
Barnes, of Yorkshire, England.
It develops that theso are her chil
dren, and that In 18-19 she eloped here
with Thomas Hogan, a preacher, leav
ing husband nnd children. When ho
died' she married Mr. Scrlbner.
l'etcr lions Admits Having Strangled
Iron Mountnln, Mich., Aug. 5. Peter
Rons, the tramp, charged with the mur
der of Pearl Morrison at Crystal Falls,
has made a complete confession, ac
knowledging that he assaulted the girl
and then strangled her to death.
The confession was secured by a de
tective who visited Bons, clad In a
priest's garb, and was heard by others.
The excitement over the confession
may result In Bons' lynching tonight.
WILL SEW NO MORE BUTTONS.
Uliss Elvira Fcrnniidcr, ofMihvnukcc,
Falls Heir to 8100,000,
Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 5. Miss Elvi
ra Fernnnder has fallen heir to a for
tune of $100,000 by the death of an aunt
in Sweden. She Is a pretty little wo
man 2C years of age.
She has been working In a tailoring
repair-shop sewing on buttons, nnd
some weeks her earnings were less than
London, Aug. 5. Vanity Fair says
that Great Britain's representative among
the members of the Venezuelan arbitra
tion tribunal will bo tho Hon. Mlehaul
Herbert, now secretary of teo British
embassy at Constantinople, and formerly
secretary of the British cmbassj at Wash
Mushroom Enters Poisoned.
Rockford, III., Aug. 6. As a result of
eating what they supposed to be mush
rooms, Albert T. Lamb, a salesman for
a local furniture company, and Miss
Urlana, aced 20, died today, and Etta,
aged 14, cannot live. Tho others are in
a critical condition.
Fertilizing Plant Burned,
Philadelphia, Aug. B.-Tho fertilizing
works of Adam W. Louth, located at
Greenwich Point, In the southern part of
the city, were paitlully burned to Jay.
Tho loss Is about $15,000, with no Insur
ance Orltln of flra 1 unknown.
Tbc Administration Is Determined to
Settle the Cuban Question.
HAWAII A DISTURBING ELEMENT
Minister Woodford Believed to Ho
tho Bearer of n Dcilnitc Proposition
to Spnin--.Inp(iu .11 ado Hold by thu
Situation--A Crisis Mny Bo nt Hand
Washington, Aug. 5. While no one
closely connected with the administra
tion will openly admit that there 13
cause for alarm In either the Cuban or
Hawaiian situations, there is a rapidly
growing belief that the highest pow
ers of tho diplomatic branch of the
government will be required to prevent
serious issues with either Spain or
Jnpan or both. The true state of af
fairs, as It confronts the admlnlstra-'
tion today, is not realized by the super
ficial observers of events, but there Is
no doubt whatever that the experienced
men who nre the head of the state de
partment aro prepared to use ail the
resources of diplomacy before n settle
ment of the Cuban question or the an
nexation of Hawaii are realized.
Senator Morgan, while talking two
days ago of his expected visit to Ha
waii, incidentally expressed the opin
ion that Spain Is almost ready to take
a desperate step In the Cuban matter
by open hostility toward this country.
The opinion expressed by Senator Mor
gan has been steadily gaining ground
In Washington for some time, and Sen
ator Morgan Is too close a student of
foreign affairs to venture a rash pre
diction. Under the circumstances the
administration Is looking for a hope
ful turn of affairs resulting from the
arrival nnd early negotiations of Min
ister Woodford at Madrid. The Im
pression has got abroad that General
Woodford bears a definite proposition
from this government for the settle
ment of the Cuban question, and that
If this Is refused the administration
will be prepared for any emergency.
Senator Morgan, who has had several
conferences with President McKlnley,
recently expressed the belief that the
president Is disposed to bring the
Cuban conlllct to a speedy close.
CONDITION OF THE WARSHIPS.
None but the jingoes have doubted
this from the first ncceslon of Presi
dent McKlnley In ofllee, but it Is now
certain that tho president has been
made to feel tho necessity of haste In
the matter on account of the attitude
of Japan. He realizes, of course, that
complications with two countries sit
uated geographically as Spain and
Japan are with reference to the United
States would prove to be exceedingly
embarrassing In case the complications
should extend to actual hostilities.
There Is not the slightest doubt that
the navy department would dispatch
n ship or two from the Atlantic squad
ron to Pacific waters were it not for
the fear of what the developments in
Spanish affairs may bo within a short
time. Senator Morgan Is not alone
in the belief that a crisis In the Cuban
nffalr is near nt hand. The adminis
tration Is believed to take tho same
view of the matter. If Spain really Is
contemplating a desperate move, in
volving open hostilities with this coun
try, she should wish no more favorable
opportunity that a period when the
Atlantic naval squadron Is depleted
by dispatches to the Pacific ocean.
ATTITUDE OF SPAIN AND JAPAN.
On tho other hand, Japan mav be
made the bolder by recognizing this
very th'ing. It Is reasonable to suppose.
In the opinion of prominent members of
the government, that Japan has nl
rendy shown a bolder hand on account
of tho recognition of our delicate rela
tions with Spain. Probably both Spain
and Japan realize that they Jointly have
the United States at a disadvantage.
It Is a recognition of this situation
which, it is believed, will lead President
McKlnley to bring tha Cuban question
to a very speedily settlement, if it Is in
his power to do so. The agitation of
the Hawaiian annexation question will
be on In earnest as soon as congress
convenes In December, nnd then Jap
an's hand will be forced. At the same
time that there Is hopefulness on the
part of the state department that the
Japanese dllllculty will be overcome by
diplomacy there Is a feeling that all
ether bothersome questions connected
with our foreign relations shquld be dis
posed of before the Hawaiian agitation
becomes more acute.
IN A MEXICAN JAIL
Want the American ns n Witness nnd
Don't Propose to Loso Him.
Phoenix, Ariz., Aug. 5. Gordon Hun
sacker, one of the wealthiest pioneer
ranchers of tho Salt River Valley, Is a
prisoner In the hands of tho Mexican
authorities nt El Plomo, In Sonora.
About a month ago Hunsacker lefa
Mesa City for the southern part of the
territory to identify some cattle thelv
es. Ho purchased a large heard of
cattle from Indians. These cattle prov
ed to have been stolen, and Hunsacker
was obliged to relinquish them to the
owner. Then Hunsacker went with
tho Mexlcnn authorities to El Plomo
to arrest the Indian cattle thieves,
whom they succeeded In locating.
A fight ensued, In which, one of the
officers was wounded. Hunsacker . Is
held ns a witness against the Indians,
and the Mexican authorities decline
to release him until tho trial.
BELGIUM AS ARBITRATOR.
Yokohama, Aug. 5. It Is seml-orllelal.
ly announced trat Japan has buggested
that Belgium be selected to net as arbi
trator in the questions of dlsputb between
Hawaii and tho Japanese government.
Alleged Highwayman Cniiglit,
Lynn, Aug. 5. The police have arrested
William J. Sheehan on suspicion of being
one cf the two highwaymen by whom
Owen J. Barker was shot last Saturday
nlsht, when ho refused to give up his
money at their command,
Hanged llimselfin His Cell.
Buffalo, Aug, 5. Henry Mitchell, a la
borer, arretted on a charge of drunken
ness, committed culcldo In a cell in the
Franklin street station house last night
br fitramtllac himself with his Euaocndcra.
Hundreds of (old-llonring Crooks
Not Yet Entered by Prospoctors.
Ottawa, Aug. 4. Inspector Strickland,
who has spent two years In the Yukon,
arrived hero today. Speaking of the
Klondike, ho snld; "There has been no
exaggeration. I have seen nothing In
newspapers in regard to the richness of
the Held thnt Is not true. Great strikes
have been made, but the amount of gold
Is unlimited. There are hundreds of
crooks rich In gold-bearing placers
never yet entered by prospectors. Of
course nil the claims Jn tho creeks now
opened are taken up, but those are only
beginnings, I believe, of much greater
finds. Some ram I know, who struck
paying streaks, took out ns much ns
$200,000. Others nvernged between $100.
000 and $200,000, while others ngaln only
innged from $5,000 to $20,000.
"I do not nntlclpate nny starvation
In the country this year. Most of tho
miners who are In nre supplied with a
yonr's provisions, and the companies
will be able to supply any deficiency.
It Is wrong for nny one to attempt a
trip to the gold country In winter. The
trip 13 a bad enough one in other sea
sons, but It Is practically lmiKssibla
during tho winter. I only know of
thro. or four persons who ever attempt
ed the Journey In winter and were suc
cessful. "In summer It tnkes about thirty days
to reach the Klondike. From the coast
to the summit of Chtlkoot Pass Is very
severe traveling, and even after that Is
past a cillllcult nnd dangerous work is
still In store for the traveller. Tho best
work at tho mlnos Is done In winter.
Fires are built on tho frozen ground
and it Is thawed to bed rock. The best
time to go Is in the spring, starting
about March 1; but travellers must be
careful to take in sufficient provisions
to last a year."
Mr. Strickland will leave tonight for
thf West and will take from Reglna on
Aug. 22 a party of mounted police for
DOWN ON GOVERNOR BUSHNELL.
Citizens of Uibnnii Would Like to
Oust Him from O'llicc.
I'rbana, O., Aug. 5. The feeling here
is so strong against Governor Bushnell
for attempting to oust Mayor Ganson
and Sheriff McLaln thnt there Is seri
ous talk of instituting counter proceed
ings to oust Governor Bushnell on the
ground that he fnllcd in his duty to
furnish the necessary militia forces to
suppress the mob that lynched "Click"
Whatever has been done In this direc
tion has not been made publlc.but there
is no doubt of deep feeling In the matter
that may take this form of expression.
ANNA WALD TO BE DEPORTED.
She Is Insnuo nud Her Parents in
Denmark Will Cnro for Her.
Albany, Aug. 5. The State Lunacy
commission during the coming week
will deport Anna Wald to Copenhagen.
She Is afflicted with chronic Insanity
and lias been confined In the Long Isl
and state hospital since December 5,
Her parents wrote to the department
some time ago that they were willing
to care for her if they could get her
to Denmark. She will bo In charge of
one of tho attendants of the Long
Island state hospital during the jour
ney, the expense of which will bo borne
by the state.
Spice Dealer Wrested.
Chicago, Aug. 5. Almon A. Reilheffer,
formerly a spice dealer of Philadelphia,
was arrested today as a fugitive from jus
tice. Kcdholfer and his son wore found
guilty In 1&9S of having defrauded numer
ous people of $20,000 through the medium
of the malls. The father escaped from
tho court room, nnd a few days later a
report was spread that he had committed
suicide. The son served out his sentence
In the penitentiary.
Tobacco Dealers Assign.
Now York, Aug. 5. Davidson Brothers,
dealers In leaf tobacco today assigned
to Milton S. Gulterman without prefer
ence. The llrm Is composed of aron ard
Philip Davidson, The an.unt Involved in
Is said to be about $125,000. The Commer
cial Union Cigar and Cigarette company
today as'lyned to Adclph Myer without
preference. Tho liabilities aro aald to be
John Jacob Astor's Gift.
New York, Aug. 5. Tho Evening World
says that John Jacob Astor has donated
$18,000 to purchase Elmwood, tho home of
James Russell Lowell, at Cambridge,
Mass., which will now bo turned Into a
memorial park and be thrown open to the
Queenstown, Aug. 5. Sailed; Teutonic,
New York; Waesland, Philadelphia. Ar
rived: Ilrlttanlc, New York. Bremen
Arrived: Lahn, New York. Genoa Sailed:
Fulda. New York. Liverpool Arrived:
Rhynland, Prl'.adelphla. Naples Arrived;
Kaiser Wilhelmn II, New York.
Washington, Aug. 5. Pension certifi
cates for Pennsylvania have been U&ucd
ns follows; Original Special, July 20,
Thomas A. SlmpaonScranton.
T1IK NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Today;
Fair; Northerly Winds.
1 General Storm at Stroudsburg Doing
Administration Determined to End tho
Soft Coal Strlko Shows No Change.
Chicago Grain Elevator Explodes.
2 Day's Baso ball Scores.
Scranton- Will Stay in tho Eastern
Bettors Drop Their Coin at Columbus.
3 State 12,000 Visiting Wheelmen at
Lightning Plays Havoc at Chambers-
Tho Sultan Needs Money.
Reminiscences rf Senator Piatt.
6 Northeastern Pennsylvania News.
Financial nnd Commercial.
0 Local Interesting Bicycle and Horse
Races at Driving Park.
Condition of tho Hard Coal Trade,
7 Bicycle Ordinance Passes T.vo Read
Mlctael Wants a Botter Half.
5 Local West Sldo and City Suburban.
9 Lackawanna County News,
10 Responses to District Attorney's Call
Xor a Stato Convention,
THE BIG STORM
Havoc Wrought by Light
ning, Wind and Water
MANY BUILDINGS WRECKED
Trees Are Broken and Up
rooted by Wind.
Tho Rcsldouco of Mrs. Crowley Struclt
by Lightning nnd Hadly Wrecked.
Tires Aro Extinguished in tho Silk
Mill Engine Room--Foot Bridgo
Washed Awnv--Trnflio Delayed on.
tlic D., L. nud W. Hnllrond--Dc
structiou in tho Country District
Special to Tho Tribune.
Stroudsburg, Pa., Aug. 6. Much
damage was done In different parts o
Monroe county by the fierce electrio
torm that passed over It last night.
Country roads had hardly recovered
from the washing received a week ago
and in some places the thoroughfares
are Just pure stones, tho dirt being
washed all out of them.
In the two towns tho storm broke a
few minutes before 11 o'clock. Tho
force of the storm lasted a short time,
but it was one of the worst that has
visited here for many years. Light
ning enme down the chimney of Mrs.
Crowley's residence on Academy Hill
and wrecked the kitchen. The Misses
Crowley and other members of tho
family were stunned by the shock for
n few moments. They were sitting in
tho dining room. The electric fluid rnn
along the light wires melting the fix
tures and causing the chandeliers to
fall to the ground. Much damage was
done to the kitchen, where most of tho
force was felt.
Branches were blown from tho trees
nnd In a few Instances trees were
blown down. In East Stroudsburg tha
residence of Patrick Cuilather was
struck and a few bricks dislodged from
the chimney. The big smokestack on
the Teeter planing mill was blown
down by the force of the wind.
Brodhead's creek rose to a high mark;
and the back water entered the englno
and boiler room of the silk mill caus
ing the fires to go out and preventlnff
the running of tho plant. The same
condition of affairs took place at the
East Stroudsburg Lumber company's
works. George E. Stauffer and Abra
ham Freelund, of East Stroudsburg.had
a qunntlty of firewood float nwny
on the creek, which nlso hnd several
Inrge trees lodged on Its banks.
OUT IN THE COUNTY.
Out in the county the storm was no
less severe. At Tannersvlllo lightning
struck the barn of Jacob Edlnger, near
Miller's hotel, causing It to take fire.
The structure wns burned to the
ground with all this year's crops and
several agricultural implements. At
Mt. Pocono the Falrvlew House, kept
by W. K. Labar, was hit by a bolt
nnd tho roofing bndly damaged. The
guests were greatly frightened as the
structure trembled on Its foundations.
The foot-bridge at Eugene Henry's
at Henryvllle was washed away, as
was tho tennis courts at W. C. Henry's,
further up tho road. The flat lands on
Henry Wells' farm was cleared of all
It contained at the above place. The
Wllkes-Barro and Easton railroad es
caped great damage, but the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western was not so
fortunnte. Big washouts occurred at
Henryvllle and Cresco, especially nt
tho Intter place, where a break, wldo
and deep, occurred from what Is known
as tho Devil's Hole clear to Cresco. All
traffic was delayed and a large forco
of men under the direction of General
Manager Halstead and G. M. Bogart,
from Scranton, worked all night to put
the track in repair.
North nnd south-bound trains wero
sprend for n considerable distance each
sldo of the washout waiting to get
BRIDGE TORN AWAY.
Reports from the Delaware Water
Gap states that little damage was
done. The bridge across tho Islnnd, In
process of erection, was torn away.
There wns a rumor that Zlon'3
church, near town, was struck by light
ning, but no verification of the rumor
could be secured. A stranger left a
buggy on thu road near Smlley's
bridge. Tho water from the creek car
ried It down and tho driftwood smash
ed the wheels. Between the bridgo nnd
Turner's crossing tho road was four
feet under water.
According 1 DV. LoBar's rain gauge
one and one-sixteenth Inches of rain
fell during the storm. C. B. K.
Train Stopped by Hailstones.
Ottumwa, Iowa, Aug. 5. This city
was the center of terrific thunder and
hall storms tonight. Tho Rock Island
passenger train, Chicago bound, was
stopped by tho storm. Hnllstones of
such quantities and slzo rolled on the
tracks in the cuts that the train was
brought to a stop. Every window In
the train was broken, Crops were cut
The Hcrnld's Weather Forecnst.
New York, Ang. ft The Herald's weath
er forecast: In tho Middle States and
New England today, clear weather nnd
fresh and light northerly to northeast
erly winds will prevail, with slightly
higher temperature. On Saturday In both
of the-Bo sections, fair and warmer woath
or will continue, with light and fresh
variable winds, followed by some cloudi
ness In the western districts, and on Sun
day, probably fair weather with rising
tomperaturo and southerly winds, fol
lowed., by. X9,J in tho norlljerrjjllstrjets.
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