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For tho District of Columbia, showers
followed by fair, northwesterly winds.
WASHINGTON, TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 13, 1897 EIGHT PAGES.
STRIKE CRI5I5J5 HT HID
Men in the Palatine Mines, West
Virginia, Go to Work.
TUE SITUATION HINGES THERE
Trouble Likely to Begin "When Coal
!, Moved, as Ohio Miucrs Sny
They Will Not Penult It to Pu-s
Through That StateMilitia Is
Heady for Active Service.
la the coal miner's strike has been readied
-it occurred this morning when tlie minors
In the r.i!atine Mines resumed work, the
operators giving a general five cent ad
vance to all miners of that region as Ihe
result Of the correspondence between Supt
On and President Lee, of Baltimore The
miners requested a ten cent rise on Satur-la-
and quit work until I'reMdeut Lee
could be heard from.
T hsy returned to work tills morning. The
v.liolc btrike hinges on the West Virginia
miners. It is argued by the miners that;
there are more men out in that section
than there were three years ago, and they
express the greatest confidence in bring
ing them out if they can get thir ears.
This failing, the railroad organizations will
be appealed to. This plan of campaign has
been outlined by the national officers, and
the developments of the week will he
ivaluhed with Interest.
The inirerV oilicials say that the success
of the movement depends on the action
t of the West Virginia miners. They argue
tliut many meu in the Pittsburg district
who were not affiliated with their organ
lzation sacrificed thousands of dollars and
joined the movement. They will tell the
Mountain State diggers of the success in
this district and every effort will be made
to have them join. ThcBeechwood mines,
located twelve miles routh of Morgan
towa. are working full blast and have ad
vertised for 100 more men. There is a
fight being made there, but it teems w::h
out success. Now that the demands of
the Palatine miners have been made good
no more tiouble is expected, unless it is
near W heeling, where the leaders of the
great strike are congregated.
Several tralnloads of coal -will move
tomorrow fioni "West Viigiuia mines and
elaitfor destinations all over the country.
This is the thing that will cause tiouble,
as the miners in Ohio say they will not
allow Wct Viiginia coal to pass through
or stop in that State. The operators here
ate determined that it Miall move, and
teem to have the national guaidat their
Itack if it becomes necessary to call Tor
In answer to an inquiry at the adjutant
general's office today, it was stated that
the State militia is in readiness for active
Itcports received here tonight from the
various coal fields along the Norfolk and
Western Railroad, and especially in the
Elhhorn region, are very discouraging.
Strike symiiathlzers are bringing every
Influence possible to bear upon the miners
since yestcrdaj and grave feats are enter
tained that a majority of 8,000 employed
in the fields will refuse to return to work.
RAILROADS GOBBLE THE COAL.
Slloers Say There Is an Agreement
Among tlie Companies.
Indianapolis, July 12. Tlie railroad com
iiinles that pass through the coal fields of
tins State are practically seizing all tlie
coal at the banks and the companies
claim that they are taking it, but at the
b.-ime time are paying better prices than
they have been able to command for
years. At the Edwaidsport mine, near
Vinccnnes, every ton of coal was seized by
the railroad company. Along the line of
thn Evansville and Terrc Haute, tlie
Indiana block coal road, the Ohio and
Southwestern, the companies are taking
all the coal In sight.
In the towns of the Slate where coal
Is used for manufacturing purposes the
supply is very short.
The miners believe that the companies
and the railroads have an understanding,
and that the removal of the coal to the
stations of the latter is in pursuance
of an agreement for that purpose. All the
mines are now idle, Willi the supply of
coal pratlcally gobbled up by the rail
roads. WORKING FOR A CONFERENCE.
Serious Consequences Feared if tlie
Strike Lasts Much Longer.
Pittsburg, Ta.. July 12. The labor com
Vnissloners and boards of arbitration arc
hard at work in the effort to bring about
Ji conference preliminary to the settlement
of the coal strike.
The arbitration board of Ohio, labor
copinriseioner of Indiana, and James Clark,
chief or the board of labor statistics, ase
all present They all foretell serious con
sequences if the strike lasts much longer,
as it has already exceeded the expecta
tions of the operators and the labor
He Armltt is said to be the great ob
stacle to an agreement. There Is little
likelihood of an agreement being reached
today, or even a conference.
SITUATION IN WEST VIRGINIA.
No Truth In the Report of Five
Hundred Sidetracked Cars.
Wheeling, W. Va., July 12. A special
from Cliaileston, W Va., says no miners
have gone out in that section, though
emissailcs from Ohio are there trying
to get them to strike. It is likely that
none will join the union, and coal will be
hauled on all roads.
The report that 500 cars are sidetracked
at Toint Pleasant Is untrue. The Kana
wha and Michigan Railway Is running 1C0
cars a day and could increase Ihe number
as fast as cars can be obtained.
1IANT QUIT WORK AT SANGA3ION.
Over 1,000 Miuers Join in Demand
ing Higher Wages.
Springfield, HI , July 12. Sixteen hun
dred and forty-five miners in Sangamon
went out on strike this morning in con
sequence of an agreement decided upon
yesterday at a mass meeting held at
Nineteen thnfts are affected by the or
der." The Springfield men will demand a
I)r. Henry's BIoodTca cures constipation,
Indigestion and regulates the liver.
If, Von Want n Reliable Carpenter
call Llbbcy & Co., 6th and N. Y. aye.
scale of 45 cents for mining, $2.50 per
day for machine men. and $2 a day
for drivers, Another mass meeting will
be held Tuesday, at which delegates from
other mines will lake action.
RAILROADS ARE AFRAID.
Fear Miners.' Vengeance If Thoy
Until Non-Union Coal.
Cleveland. Ohio, July 12. It was ui
mored heie today among coal dealers thai
the Korlhaud.Soiithcoal carrying mads hud
refused aud would refuse to haul the
product of Virginia and West Virginia
mines. The rumor could not lie posi
tively coufitmed. It istald thut the xoads
fear the vengeance or the miners and an
organized laljor stnkc if they attempt to
liaul non-union coal.
DEARM1TT WILL CONSIDER.
Has Rceu Ashed to Consent to a
Pittsburg, July 12. W. P.Dearmitt says
of the strike: "In 99 cases out or 1 00 the
man who rofuses to arbitrate on a fair
basis is clllier a Tool or a tyrant. With
out -wishing to classify myseir us either, 1
can sec no arbitrament in this strike
which is a farce, a conspiracy, or
Dcannltt, worn risked by one of tlie
arbitration committee If he would con
sens to a conference, said he would need
a day or two to consider the matter
Hitherto conferences had been productive
of but little but wranging and disagree
ments Operators Agree to Terms.
Zancsville, O., July 12. Thn miners at
Roseville and Crooksville, on tlie Cin
cinnati and Muskingum Valley Railroad,
jeturncd to work this morning, the
operators agreeing to pay tho Ecaie.
SPAIN'S ALLIES SEEK WAR
tlie United States.
A Rupture of Diplomatic Relations
Urged Because of American Sym
pathy for the Insurgents.
Havana, July 12.
The Havana press is very indignant
against the Government and people of the
United States for the protection, it is
belhved here, the Cuban l evolutionists re
ceive in tlie United Slates. From the
Diaiio de la Marina to El Tueblo neatly
all the newspapers favor the idea of a
rapture of diplomatic relations between
the United Slates aud Spain, aud even
war iMitween them.
All the news from Puerto Principe says
that the war is waging as fiercely in the
east as in the west. The town of Minus,
near Pueito Principe city, has been at
tacked and half destroyed by tlie Cubans,
who retired upon the arrival of 3,500
met commanded by Gen. Jiminez Castel
lauos. The Cuban army in the west is using a
good ileal of dynamlteagainsttlie Spaniards
Willi terrible effect.
At Loma del Chivo, Havana province, the
Spanish battalion of Guadalajara was at
tacked on Saturday by a strong Cuban
force, which, after a sharp engagement,
retired to a hill. The Spaniards followed
tha Cubans in the effort to dislodge them
from their new position by a bayonet
ch?rge, bur when tlie battalion approached
the hill several dynamite bombs were ex
ploded among ihe Spanish soldiers, kill
in.j forty-three and wounding over fifty
men The Spaniards were panic-strick-.'ii
The news was telegraphed to Havana,
and it is raid that fresh Spanish forces
will be sent to Loma del Chivo, with two
cannons, to take the hill. As usual it Is
probabie that when they reach the hill
they will not find the Cubans there.
A terrible crime has been committed by
the Spanish forces of Isabel Segunda, at
Seibabo, near Remedios, Sunta Clara pro
vince. A Cuban hospital was raided in
that place by tlie Spanish, and many
wounded and sick men Were killed, as
usual.. Felipe Garcia and his wife were
captured, after both had been severely
wounded. Their child, two years old, was
killed in their presence.
A Spauisti soldier cut the child's body
In two with one blow of his machete,
saying to the parents: "You will always
remember this day." Garcia and his
lemcmbei this day." Garcia and his
wife begged to be killed also, but they
were Sent, pinioned and bleeding, to
The Spanish surgeon of the battalion
of Vizcaya is reported to have been killed
by the insurgents while crossing tlie
River Hauabana during a retreat to
Matanzas province before a band of
Cubans who were advancing from the
A REJECTED LOVER'S REVENGE.
Kills nis More Favored Brother's
Wife and Commits Suicide.
Morrlelown, Tenn., July 12. Mrs. Mary
Black, wife of John Mack, was killed by
her husband's brothei, William Black,
yesterday, who then returned to his own
home, reloaded his revolver, hung his hat
on a peg, spread a carpet to fall upon, and
then pat a bullet through his brain.
He and his brother had been rivals, for
the. hand of the woman married by John,
aud William thicatened to kill her.
SHOT BV DRUNKEN HUSBAND.
Eighteen-Venr-Old Wife Fatally
Wouudod'In the Street.
Kansas City, Mo. , July 12. Todd Hickley,
a man of twenty-five, while drunk last
night, shot and fatally wounded his
eighteen-year-old wife on the streets.
They were married three years ago and
the woman finally left her husband because
of drunkenness. Hickley barely escaped
lynching last night, and was hurried to
TRIED TO KILli A BARTENDER.
Refused n Drink, a One-Legged Man
Kokomo, Ind., July 12. Gus Freeman, a
young desperado, -with one leg, was re
fused a drink fn the Junction saloon last
night- He secured two revolvers and re
turned, firing fourteen shots at the bar
tender, following him from place to place.
Three officers were held at bay by him.
The entire vicinity was terror-stricken for
the time being- Freeman is only twenty
years old. He was finally arrested.
The Finest Bourds 1 cent n foot.
Frank Libbcy & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
TIE TIFF CORFEREICE
Great Boom in Sugar Stock Is
Full of Suggestion.
WORK ON WOOL SCHEDULE
The Corpet Manufacturers Malting
a Desperate Fight Against the
Increase on Third-Class Wools.
Democrats Determined to Have
Free Cotton Ties und Burlaps.
' The boom in sugar stock was the talk
of the Capitol yesterday. It reminded
one of the days when the Wilson bill was
before tlie Senate and the trust was
endeavoring to secure a iavoiable rate
of duty. Tlie bill was then in committee
and iii the Senate was a Senator whose
fortune has been made in Wall street.
He was an excellent business man and
admitted that he speculated in various
kinds of stocks. When asked one day
viiut the rate was lo be on bugar, he
replied lor answer: "Look at the ticker "
To anyone yesterday seeking for in
formation as lo whether or not the trust
was to be taken care of, the stock mar
ket gave sufficient answer. Sugar went
up yesterday more rapidly than at any
time in recent years, since Sugar has been
one of the speculative stocks. Yesterday
It reached the high-water mark of $135
a share, and jumped over the riguw up
to which it was manipulated when the
Wilson bill was in conference. Tlie quota
lion on the stock of the American Sugar
Refining Company was quoted yesterday
when the exchange opened at 130 1-2,
and it went up and up with steady strides,
just as if the insiders in New York city
knew what was going on in the conference-room.
Probably they did.
The one thing that may cause Mr.
Dingley and his associates to yield to
the demand made by Mr. Jones, of
Nevada, for tho protection of the Uwst
ib fear of delay. Mr. Dingley has be:n
urged repeatedly by the Treasury De
paitnviit to nut let non-cssentlals stand
in tlie way of a speedy adjustment of
the diffeiences between the two houses,
foi the reason that each day is causing
a loss in revenue aggregating, the de
partment estimates, At least $100,000.
Ship load after ship load of imported
goods is being, rushed in with the iu-
li-ntion of getting ab much slock on hand.
as possible, and to thereby escape the
increased duties of the Dingley bill,
which will go into effect on and after
its passage. There is to be no time lost
In this buiness, aud when the two houses
have agieed to the conference report
the Piesideot will be at the Capitol to
sign the bill, so that it will go into ef
fect without tlie delay of another day.
Last night at 11 o'clock, when the com
mittee adjourned, the sugar schedule had
not been, it was stated, finally disposed
of. While theie are those who pioless
to believe that the Senate schedule will
prevail, there are others, who ought to
be well posted, who say that the icsult
will be a compiemisc on a basis of a dif
fer! mini to the trust of about 3-1 G of a
cent a pound. The House bill gives 1-S
and the Senate bill l-o of a cent a pound.
The coufcrecs in their refusal up to this
point to yield to the demands of the Sen
ate, have the indorsement of Speaker
Reed, who is quoted as saying that tho
conferees will never yield more to the
trust than is granted in the House bill
As soon as an agreement is reached on this
most perplexing problem, the end will
Much of the time of the conferees yes
terday was spent on thn wool schedule.
It is believed that the compromise to be
finally agreed upon here will be a con
cession on the part of both houses, tho
Senate receding from its rate of 10 and 11
cents on first and second-class wools and
tlie House receding from its insistence
on its rates or 11 and 12 cents on those
wools, respectively, and an agreement
putting the rate on both classes at 11
cents a pound. The Senate, through the
instrumentality of Mr. Jones, refuses ab
solutely to give up its increase on the
third-class wools, and tlie carpet men are
well nigh desperate Mr. Quay has
threatened all sorts of trouble if this is
not corrected. On the other hand the
Western men threaten a bolt If the Senate
icHs its action on this matter.
The contention of these men is that
these wools have been imported ostensibly
as carpet v.-.-ols at a low valuation and
have been used in the manufactureof cloth
ing, thus competing with Ameiican wcols.
The carpet men deny this. The Senite
reduced the dividing line of valuation from
13 cents to 10 cents. The carpetmen say
that almost all their wools are valued at
more than 10 cents and that the lowering
of this line will cause them not only to
pay the higher rate fixed by the House,
but double Um rate fixed by reaon of
the lowering of the dividing line. This,
Mr. Quay and Mr. Penrose say, means ab
solute ruination. It is understood that the
conferees have almost agreed to a new
clause, which will provide, for the col
lection o the duty under the Senate rate
with a rebate on wools thus Imported
that have actually been consumed in the
manufacture of carpets. This seems to be
the only solution to this vexed problem,
and was pointed outin these columns sev
eial days ago.
Cotton ties, burlaps and bags made from
burlaps and straw matting' were put on
the free list by the Senate. The con
ferees have decided to put them back on
the dutiable list. Tlie Democrats heard
of this during the afternoon and notified
the conferees that if this was done ic
would lead to endless delay. The Demo
crats say they had a nmjoritj of five votes
tc put these things on the free list and they
will organize a "syndicate1' and stay with
the bill until the conferees agree to keep
them there. Notice has been served upon
the Republicans that they cannon have
their say in this matter at all. During the
afternoon the Republican managers at
tempted to secure an agreement among
the Democratic managers for a less duty
than that proposed by the committee, but
failed utterly. Conscious of their strength,
-the Democrats refuse all suggestions and
will be content with nothing short of
these things being placed on the free ll.it.
White pine has also been put back to
tho House rate of $2 per 1,00b feet,
but this will lead to another rupture in
the Senate. Mr. Pettigrew and other
Northwestern men are opposed to this,
Continued on Second Page.
Our Joists nre Bright andStraight.
Frank Llbbcy & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
Dr. Henry's Blood Tea regulates the or-
gaus anu mates periectneaitn. i
No Chances to.Be-IFnken Regard
ing tier Hawaiian Attitude.
BATTLESHIP OREGON'S TRIP
Her Mission to Honolulu to Relieve
the Philadelphia an Indication
That This Government Intends
to Be Prepared for an Emergency.
Greater Display if Necessary.
Recognizing the gravity of Japan's at
titude to Hawaiian annexation, the Ad
ministration has decided to send the big
battleship Oregon to Honolulu, to relieve
the cruiser Philadelphia and the corvette
Mailon, now stationed there, both of which
need renovation. The Philadelphia will
remain at Honolulu, however, until tlie
Oregon reaches there perhaps longer. It
has been intended by the Navy Depart
ment for some time to send the cruiser
Baltimore to Hawaii, but the repairs will
take longer to finish than was at first
estimated. The probabilities now are ttiat
she will not be ready for sea service until
some time in October.
Bu. this unexpected postponement of her
assignment to the islands has served a
good purpose in allowing the Navy Depart
mem to send the Oregon, one of the most
formidable ships In the service, without
giving Japan the opportunity of construing
the dispatch of the battle-ship into a dis
play of unfriendliness on the part of the
United States. It has been no uncommon
occurrence in diplomacy for one nation to
construe the presence of a warship or an
unusual display of naval strength by an
other nation at a port In which both have a
vital interest, as an act to be viewed with
If Japan should send such an intimation
to this Government, it would be met by
the explanation that the Oregon is the
onlj vessel available for the service. She
is so far superior to the Japanese cruiser
Nanlwa. now at Honolulu, that comparison
is out of the question.
The Administration is taking Japan ser
iously in her stand concerning tne Hawaiian
annexation. Minister Hoshi's frank state
ment to Secretary Sherman that his
government protested against the annexa
tion of Hawaii by the United States, be
cause "the maintenance of the htatus
quo of Hawaii is essential to the goud
understanding of the powers which have
interests in the Pacific," has been viewed
with more concern by the President and
the Cabinet than the other points of ob
jection, as indicating the rumored purpose
of Japan to secure some sort of control of
tho Islands. Japan insists that she does
not seek to embarrass the United States,
but the Administration is taking i.o
The intention to send the largest avail
able vessel to Honolulu shows that this
Government purposes to be prepared for
emergencies pending the settlement of
Japanese claims against Hawaii and the
latification of the annexation treaty.
It Is certain that if the Japanese send other
vessels to supplement the Naniwa, the
United States will respond in a vigorous
manner, that will leave np doubt as to tho
determined policy of the Administratiun
that foreign countries must keep hands off
Indeed, it is understood now that the
gunboat Bennington will soon receive
orders to go to' Honolulu. The final de
Fr Reliable Carpenters and Build-
termination of the Administration to make
Japan understand that the Unired States
Will not be trifled with or submit to dic
tation of ajiy character was readied at
the Cabinet Meeting Friday, and when
Secretary Long called on the President
yesterday It is believed that he received
instructions to at once put into effect
tlie determination to send the Oregon and
Bcuningron to Hawaii.
Until yesterday the details were not set
tled. Evidences that the President is becom
ing much worried over the Japanese sit
uation aud the possible complications if
the reported alliance between Japan and
Spain is carried out are daily becoming
moie manifest. The condition Is believed
to be all the more alarming because it has
been definitely ascertained that Hawaii
has not made overtures to Japan to settle
by arbitration tlie matters in dispute,
and that the island government has no in
tention of making .such a proposition. All
differences now existing between Hawaii
and Japan because of tlie alleged viola
tion by the former or the treaty rights of
Japan must be settled by the United States,
and this can best be done after annexa
tion is a fact.
It is for this reason that the President
is so anxious to have the treaty immedi
ately ratified. After the ratification no
one could question tlie right of this country
to settle Hawaii's troubles with Japan,
buo lo do so before annexation might
he construed by Japan as an unwarranted
act. to which she would not consent
unless corr.peiled by force. In the letter
recently sent to the State Department
by tlie Japanese minister, which is an
answer to the letter sent by Secretary
Sherman announcing the reasons why
this Government should annex Hawaii,
the Japanese government more than hints
that Japan will not willingly permit the
ant'oxation. The letter reiterates the
formal protest filed by Minister IToshl
immediately after the treaty was signed
and with much care aud precision aigucs
each separate paragraph in the protest.
The whole tenor or this document is
thieatening, although it is stud.'ously for
mal and diplomatic. It conveys the im
pression that Japan believes it has bee;i
improperly treated by the proposed an
nexation, and that the Japanese govern
ment is prepared to make a strong effort
to obtain concessions which Japan calls
rights No one believes that the United
States will grant these or any other con
cessions to Japan, and well informed
diplomats freely declare that the issue
has been so cleaily defined that neither
tin United States nor Japan can con
sistently retreat from the positions as
sumed. Tliis being the case, the Administration
is warranted In being worried, and to
view with apprehension the possible co
alition of Japan with Spain.
RECEIVED AT WINDSOR CASTLE
American Silver Envoys Pay Their
Respects to Victoria.
London, July 12. Senator Wolcott, ex
Vice President Stevenson and Gen. Paine,
the membeis of the United States mone
tary commission, were received by the
Queen Saturday at Windsor Castle.
Robbed In New York.
New York, July 12. Henry Weir, of
Ovcrbrook, Philadelphia, came to New
York on Sunday and last night while
passing along Washington street, he was
(lielcl up by two men and robbed of $17
in bills. One of his assailants was ar
rested. Storm Damages Crops.
Hagerstown, Md., July 12. Washington
county was visited by a severe hail
storm yesterday evening. In certain sec
tions the entire grape crop was ruined
and the peaches were seriously damaged.
Tho Finest Boards 1 cent a foot.
Frank Libbcy & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
LOST SAYINGS OF CHRIS
Discovery of Manuscript Contain
ing Alleged Divine Words.
WERE FOUND AT BEHXESEH
Egyptian Explorers Bring to Light
a Musty Document Dating Back
Twenty Centuries "Unless Ye
Fnst and Keep the Sahbuth Ye
Shall Not See the Father."
London, July 12. Among the disco v
eiies made at Eehneseh by Messrs. Glen
fell aud Hunt, or the Egyptian exploration
fund, Is a small page, 3 3-1 Indies by 3 li-l
inches, containing eight sayings of Chtiht.
The logic consists of quotations, each be
ginning: "Jesus saith." The fiist say
ing is : "And then thou shall see cleaily
to cast out the mote that is m thy biother's
The second saying is startling and cn
tnely new. It reads: Jes-c iiih.
Except ye fast to the world ye shall in
no wise find the Kingdom of God, and
except ye keep the Sabbath ye shall not
see the Father."
This being at variance with the ac
cepted teachings of Christ, it is sug
gested that it is perhaps a Jewish rorgery,
done with the view of supporting the
Jewish Sabbath. Perhaps it Is an erron
The third saying is similar to that con
tained in John, i, but the form is dif
ferent. Christ describes himself as stand
ing in the midst of the world, finding
all men drunk and none athirst; "And
my soul grieveth over the sons of men
because they are blind in their hearts "
The fourth saying has pciislicd, oulyons
remaining. This is the Greek word for
beggary. As this was not ued by Clulst
in any Gospel, the legend is considered
to have been new.
The fifth saying, which contains certain
gaps, is of extraordinary interest. It
rends: "Jesus saith wherever there are
(litre occurs a gap), and there is one
(gap),alone I am with him. Raise the
stone and there ttiou shalt find Me; cleave
the wood and there I am."
The latter part Is entirely new and it Is
expected that It will arouse controversy.
It seems to indicate a pantheistic philos
ophy, and, perhaps, Is a reflection or- the
mystical occultism of the Gnostics in the
early Christian centuries.
The sixth saying coincides with Luke
Iv.42 "No prophet is accepted In his
own country; neither doth a physiciun
work cures upon them that know him."
This is considered to prove that Luke had
the same original records as the logic, be
cause the Greek for accepted here, dektos,
was used by Luke only, and was hitherto
supposed to be one of his mere literary
changes on Matthew's collection.
The seventh saylngis shnilarto Matthew
v:l-l, but is incomplete. The eighth saying
is undecipherable. It Is suggested that
the date of the document must be from
the year 150 to th2 year 300 A.D.,probably
not later than 200.
The Greek or the logic is so clear that a
dispute as regards words is impossible.
A controversy can only arise in regard to
the interpretation of the new passages.
Euglish Nullmakers Strike.
London, July 12. A strike of wrought
iron nailrcakers occurred In South Staf
fordshire today. Five thousand are af
fected. They want a 10 per cent in
crease. Nails, Best Steel, $1.00 n Keg, TOO
lbs. Frank Libbcy & Co., 6th andN.Y.ave.
1 FIR OF S COIL TRUST
A New York Jndge Vacates Bis
FOR TECHNICAL REASONS
Judge Chester, of the Now York
Supreme Court, Blocks the Cuul
Combination Intiulry Institntod
b.v Attorney General Hancock An
Appeal Will Be Taken. --
Albany, July 12. The proposed cal
combine Inquiry inaugurated In May last
by Attorney General Hancock cannot pro
ceed. Supieme Court Justice Chesiei to
day handed down a decision, vacating Ms
origin:.! Older, appointing W. E. Vaid,
of Albany, as a icfeiee, under ohnplur
333, laws this year, to examine wltnenvsca
and take tesUmouy in oider that Attorney
Gereral Hancock might detei mine whalher
a coal combination existed m this Stole,
against whieh he should piGCted End.jr the
provisions of tl e two new anlMru.s laws
v.nieh were recently enacted as a result
of the Lexow senatorial Inquiry last
Jus.lce Chester wrote a long opinion
in supporcof his detcrmtnatioa to vacate Ms
order appointing a refereee, whfclt waa fcs
citck. He Goes not pass upon the constitu
tionality of the snlstantive piavirfuDs. 0$
the anti-monopoly law contalfaea In sec
tions 1 and 2. of chapter 3S3, which di
fii.e a mongpoly. Soine-of ihe-otojectioag
urged asalnsc those, provisions of the aq&
which rejae wholly to-"Xhe precettare ag
thorized are, in his opinion. (ledsiVeT'of
the cji und1t is upon'thcae Mat tiTe-as-riMoii
is based. - -
Justice Chester then treats the procedure
provided for by chapter 3S3.aad says tliat
tlure is an attempt in this acs to impose
uroi. tba justice of the Supreme Court
non-Judicial functions whieh are Jntila
tioa of th3 Coimitmion, and ecmdF,. that
the procedure ought to be antlMnttee.il ta
this statute grauting immunity to wte
nesses comes far short of giving
absolute immunity to the witness frm
prosecution for crime.
Justice Chester also flads Urns, the 90,
pei of the attorney general, upon wMeh
the original order was graiMed, were Jn
sv'fktent. The second chapter of tAe.
anti-trust laws. No. 3S-1. which relates, to
arnial reports ami Habtlltirs of o-rW-s,
directors and stockholders of foreJga itfeck:
corporations. Is nor ccnsidereet by Joatke
Chester in his opinion.
An appfd to the appellate dtvfcsw eC
the supreme court, which meets befOi 'in
Si ptember. will toe taken from todtij' -cisinn,
and the case wiM be e&nied to tho
Court of Appeals.
REJTBLICANS OUT IN FORCK.
Twelve Hundred De!eate Will At
t'0i National Lenicue Convention.
Detroit, Mich.. July 12. Folly COO able
gates to the Jtepubhoan National Lottie,
convention, which opens here toutotrow.
wen- on the scene today at noon. Pieri
dent Woodmausee says about l,2un of the
1.S0O accredited delegates vm be hare.
Marcus Poll&akey, of Chicago, awd L
Crawford, jf Newport, K y., caactulale ft
prctfident, are at work with lare cns
of helpers. Ora E. Cbaptn, of CMewzo,
Is the leading candidate fot seeseSary.
Chicago is pulling hard ftr the next tfua
venltoii, with Baltimore and Kansas Cley
as leading competitors.
ANXIOUS TO BE NATURALIZED.
Effeet of Foreign Cutitrtsct law
X'pon Italian Miners,,
rittsburg. Pa.. July 12.-GMo Bcmks
cittl, an Italian coal miner of Coal Valfoy,
was aireste.1 this morning upon sit ca
tered by State officials charging. Mm with,
violating the foreign contract at t in refus
ing to et.Ttify his wages, as require! by
the recent State tax legislation, uikr all
alien wage-earners. A protest k to be
made to the Italian ambassador.
This is the flist a ires t under the acfe.
The United States district coirt Is awes
whelmed with applications, for natcniH2a
tlon to escape the tax.
ItEBBLLlOUS WILD MBN".
British Station at Gayn Burned and
Other Outrage Committed.
London, July 12 A dispatch fcaoa
Labaun, coast of Borneo, is to the ef
fect that the wild men of Borneo azttagain
Led by Matcallrl, sixty of ten at
tacked and burned the government sta
tion at Gaya yesterday, tot! the town.
securing 2,000 pounds, and Kilted a peHee
A force under command of the Brfefeh
resident at Labaun has gone to the scene.
HOSTILE SENTIMENT IN JAPAN".
Press TTrges the Government to
Protest Against Annexation.
San Francisco, Jnly 12. Japanese pa
pers which arrived yesterday per steaw
ship Doric show that a hoattte feeling
prevails In Japan against the United
The pup?rs urge the government to
protest ftirciblv against the annexation
of Hawaii by the United Srates, and
claim that Japan's standing in theisland .
outweighs that of America.
Bobbed His Roomuinte.
Ralph Hyer. a young man of good fam
ily, but of dissipated habits, was arrested
yesterday afternoon by Detectives Shades
and CarflT for stealiug a satchel belong
ing to William M Phepps, with whom ha
roomed at Xo. 303 C street northwest.
Policeman Killed by a City Marshal.
Palestine, Texas, July 12. City Marshal
Ed Matthews shot Policeman W. U Hardy
to death Sunday morning. The difficulty
was the result of bad feeling, which ex
isted between them for soma timcu
A Bill Against Mrs. Ben Harrison.
Indianapolis, July 12. The executor f
the estate of John A. Craig, a fashionable
confectioner, filed a report or the assets
of the estate with the probate judge today.
The bills range from a few cents to many
dollars, and among thcra Is one against
Mrs. Benjamin Harrison.
Ivy Institute Business College, Sth andK.
None better; S25 a year; day or night.
The Finest Bourds 1 cent a foot.
Prank Libbcy &. Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.