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WASHING-TON, FHIDAY MORSTING-, JULY 16, 189T EIGHT PAG-ES.
,T THE GATES OF ill
Gomez Will There Thank llis
Army for Their Work.
CIRCULATES A PROCLAMATION
Explains, to the People ilie Cause
of Ills Movement Westward.
' Spain' Hoiis Reforms Patriot
Take Moungun .Excitement Over
-.Xbivana Arrests la ten si ty in ??.
Havana, via Xey AVest, July lD.-Gcn.
Gomez lias Ibeuea a proclamation to the
people ot the Island of Cuba In which he
declares that lie willsooa beintheproviuoe
c Havana "with the main force or thj
Cuban army Xrora Santa Clara province.
The general explains tlie reaton Tor ai.s
movement -westward in terms similar to
those he employed in a recent interview
-with a rejtoner or The Washington Timet,
on the boundary of Matanzas provluce, near
Amanitas, lit says he is going to give
U the world a plain proof or the mendacity
of Gen Weyler in the asEertlons that he
has made that the war is imiortunt only
In the eastern part of the island
Gomez praiK'S the i-plcnaid efforts of
the Cuban army during the last six
months iu the province or Havana. At
the gates or the Spanish capital itself, the
veieran general says, he will th ink the
army for its services. He says regarding
the propoed Spanish reforms:
"Spain might Letter flop all prepara
tions ihe may be making to grant reforms
to Cuba. AVc will accept neither reforms
nor home rule. "We luive had enough or
Spanish promises during 400 years of ,
oppreflon Spam must know that this
war U only lor macpeimtiice, and that
the Cubans will rather die tlmn yield to
any other fcclullon. 'Xhe day we again
Jirted our flag or liberty we v.rote on it
'independence or death.' '
Many copies or Uen. Gomez's procla
ra3tloa are circulating In Havana iu
f pile of the vigilance of the Spaufr-h j
lice The epint of hate against Siain
is to Intense that many Culan -women
make manuscript copies of Uie mani
festo anil fend them to the Spanish au
thoritles and to prominent Spaniards a
the tiFk of their liberty or the lives or
their male relations
The plan of Gen. Gomez Is beginning
to prodm c all the effect that the veteran,
warrior if aiming at. Gen. Weyler has
been obliged to letuin -west to Cien
lucgos, and his vanguard ie still no
fartl'er east than Santa Clara. The east
ern campaign or tlie captain-general has
lioen practically almndoned.
Tlie town of Managua, a few miles from
Havana city, has been attacked aud taken
by insurgent forces under Cardenas and
Aranguren. The garrison surrendered
after a short resistance. The Spanish
guerrilla forces which operate around
Managua escaped to Havana, saving that
the town was lull of iiir-urgent, wlio num
bered at least 3,000 men.
The insurgents, following their isjh1
tactics, remained in the town all of last
Fnday, and retired on Saturd ay morning,
taking away all the munitions of war
and bnpplics m Managua
Another Cohan expedition has lundert
safely In Cojimnr, a suburb of Guana
baeoa, near Havana. The arms and am
munition were delivered to the Cubans
within sight of the capital.
The excitement over the arrest of eighty
prominent Spanish mercltants in Havana is
becoming more intense- Senor I. olio, uf
the f inn o f Lobe A Torralbas, was also ar
rested. The majority of the prisoners arc
now at liberty on bail, and the total
amount or bail given was $150,000. The
charge against them i& that of aiding the
icbellion, a -crime" which hitherto has
been punished by Weyler with death or de
portation for life to the Ciiafanas Itlands,
in the Mediterranean.
Weyier's friends here say that Senor
Quesada, ex-mayor of Havana, and a
prominent member of the Union Constitu
tional party, who was arrested, has been
in similar trouble before. During the war
of 1SQS he was tried for telling food to
Agents 6evcral of the prominent Span
lards nncstcd have gone to Key West to
mud cable dispatches to Madrid protesi
ing against "Weyier's action.
SCTVS FHOM THE PATRIOTS.
GupU Velaco HriURs Official News
From tlie Front.
New Yoik, July 15. Alberto Fernan
dez de Velasco, a captain of the Cuban
patriotanny,is here. He came as jstoker
on a steamer that arrived here rersmly
from Havana. Toward the middle of
June Arclasco landed in the piovince of
Havana with the expedition commanded
by Major Ricardo del Gado, and he now
brings official communications regarding
the expedition from Gen. Alejandro Rod
riguez, leader of the patriot forces In tint
During his short stay Iir Cuba Vulasco
took part in several rights. The most im
portant of them was at the Salto del
Chlvo, in the Jaruco Mountain's, here tho
patriots under Col. Pedro Gutierrez routed
the Spanish battalion Espana, which icft
eleven dead on the field.
The American field mitraileuse taken to
Cuba by MnJ. Delgado was used then for
the first time. It did great execution.
YeUo says, under the tkiliful manage
ment ot Ueut Fernando Castrovcrde, au
American citizen, born in Havana.
Speaking of Col. Raul Arango, Yelasco
Bays that lie holds Impregnable positions
-which the Spanish fear to attack "When
bis challenges to the enemy aro declined,
Aiango write to the authorities In Havana,
giving the names or the Spanish com
manders who pass him by pretending to be
imawareof the prefcenceof the young Cuban
Not a AVifc-Bentcr.
Mr. John Middleton.an account of whoij
eirflculties -with his wire was published
yes'crday afternoon, states the neighljors
were Incorrect In haying that he was ac
customed to beat his wire or that he
-tried to cut her with a knire. He says
that he and his wire will continue to live
Statue of Marquette Unveiled.
' Marquette, Mich., July 15. Trentanove's
heroic bronze statue of Father Marquette,
lifter whom this county -was named, was
unveiled today. Th ceremonies were
lmoosing Thousands of visitors from tho
tr-.u and copper districts were in the
' If Yon AVnnt a Reliable Carpenter
call Libbey & Co., 6 th and N. Y. aye.
WRECK AXI) LOSS OF L.TFIS.
Capt. Crennier Drowned by His Ship
Hath, Me., July 15. -The three-masted
schooner 13. W. Schmidt went ashore on
Tend Island late yesterday artemoun
during a heavy storm. Tlie tide took her
stem up tn the breakers when she rolled
over. The crew tried to lower a boat,
but it was too late to get it clear.
Capt. John W. Creamer, or Philadel
phia. sb-tj-Hve years old, was too ex
hausted to save himself, and was diowncd.
He was clinging to the davit when Ijst
A volunteer life-saving crew got out
to the tsho-iaer, and the seamen who were
hanging to the wreck were reyjucd "with
The Schmidt was light, uad was bound
up tho river for ice.
AVITHDIfAAVS FROM THE DEFENSE
One of Henlinn.'s Lawyers Retires
From the Ctise.
Hatavla, N. Y., July 15. The sentation
today in the Benham trial is the with
drawal from the defense of the Hon. A . B..
Richmond, or Meadvllle, Pa., tlie veterjin
IhV.-yerand expert attorney in poison cafes,
lie is believed to be disgusted because
Hie other lawyers have not followed his
suggestions In righting Tor Howard Bou
ham'si Jlle. The past forty-eight hours has
Witnessed a regular exodus of Batavia
pcuplt v.ho are fearful of being sum
moned by Benham's lawyers. Rumor sa s
tl'Ht eai li departing resident takes ait in
teres'Jng Etory away with him. It is
still under consideration whether Benham
is to taKe the stand in his own be'iair.
Btnl.um's mother is on the btand today.
AN ATTACK OF GOLD FEVER
Sun Francisco is Suffering Violently
From the Disease.
Hundreds o Old Mluers Thinking.
of Picking Tip Traps and
Going to Alaska.
San Francisco, July 15. San Francisco
had a bad attick of geld fever today, when
the reports of the rich discoveries In the
Klondike district were read. Hui.dr.-ds
of eld miners hunted up the men who ai
rived yesterday on the steamer and ob
tained facts about tlie outiit and money
needed for the trip.
Mi- Hestwoou, who has spent tln-ee
yarjin Alaska, gave the best description
ot the chances Tor the tenderroot. He
brought out 10,000 as the icsult or two
months' work on his claim, whlchls about
ten miles fiom Dawson City. He said:
'Circle City anil Forty Mile have suf
fered the usual fate of ininiug camps which
have puoed out, only these camps have
not peteie.1 out. When gold was found in
such astonishing quantities on the tribu
taries of the Klondike, the whole popula
tion of those camps moved bodily to the
junction of the Klondike and Yt&cu Rivers,
the richest placer country in the world
Thi rlcteet claims arc in Bonanza Creek,
which cmptleslnt. the Klondike thiee miles
above Dawson City. There are three
claims in that district, each 500 feet long,
extending clear across the creek on which
it is located No one can file an addi
tional claim until he has lecorded his
abandonment of his old claim.
"To go into the Yukon icqulies S230
foi an outfit, and about the tame amouiU
iu cash To do any thing in mining ex
cept as a day laborer rcquiiesfrom 55,000
upwards. The rich pay dlit Is enly ttruck
near bediock, and this generally lies
from eighteen to twenty-five feet below
"Dawson City is a booming town of about
1.000 inhabitants and is growing every
week. FroM3lons were senros and dear
last winter and all supplies costly. An
ordinary 75-ccnt pocket-knife sells for S4
and shoes from S6 to S8- A dog sledge or
eggs was brought in last winter from
Jauneau. A Lout half were spoiled, hut
the whole lot sold readily at S-J jier dozen.
Flour iold as high as $1 per pound."
Mr. Hcblwood showed many small nug
gets from the New Bonanza Creek district,
wliero his mine is situated. The gold is
the color of brass and is worth $16 to $17
an ur.ce. It is not as pure gold as is
found elsewhere on tlie Yukon.
They did not luar of McKinley's election
untillast June.but Mr. Hestwoori says there
are few silver men in camp.
The steamer Portland will bring down
to Seattle a large crowd of miners and
fully $1,000,000 In gold dust from the
SHOCKED ilY AN EARTHQUAKE.
Many nouses lu an Anstriau Town
Reduced to Ruins.
Vienna, July 15. A violent shook of
earthquake visited the town ol Laibach,
thirty five miles northeast or Trieste at
7 o'clock this morning. Many lions es
were reduced to ruins and the inhabi
tants or the town were thrown into a
panic. The damage is widespread and
pccuniar'iy very heavy. The shock inrd
six seconds. Scarcely a housn In the
town remains intact. Eighty chimneys. In
cluding several factory stacks, fell. The
collections in the museums were thro vn
together pell mell and many of the articles
were shattered. Great cracks were made
in two church steeples. After remain
ing for hourb on the streets, the inhabi
tants are now returning to their hojses.
Drive Off the Invaders.
HcrmoMlIo, Mex., July 15. It Is re
ported that the Heri Indians have driven
Jee Grant's exploring party XiomTibuion
Island. The vessel cairying the paity lias
gone to Guaymas foradditional men. The
Seiis are said to be cannibals, and have
always opposed attempts to exploie the
Charged AVlth Murder.
"VYnusau, AVia., July 15. John Wolkowsky,
or Hattley, was arrested yesterday charged
with the murder or John Wojcik on the
22d of last Ueccmbar. Vojcik was
killed with an ax, while In the woods, and
it was reported as an accident;, but h's
wire believed it murder, and had Wolkow
tky arrested. '-x
AVefiteru Bunks Consolidate.
I acsasClty.Mo., July 15. Acting Comp
troller of the Currency Coffin wired repro-.
seatalives of the Midland National Bank
and National Bank of Commerce that they
have permission to unite, the latter bank
absorbing the former. The National Bank
of Commeicc now becomes the largest bauk
west of Chicago.
The Finest Boards 1 cent n foot
Frank Libbey & Co., 6t!l and N. Y. ave.
CZAR REED AID W SUOA
Between the Two
Promises to Be Warm.
SENATE CONFEREES ANGRY
Object to the Heavy Hand of the
Speaker Ilelng Projected Into tho
Tnriff Gral.-bng No Signs of n
Compromise Ah to Thlrd-Jlass
Sugar was mentioned in yesterday's cou
rereiiceonly in an incidental manner.
The athlude of Speaker Reed was the
cause of a good deal or criticism in the
committee room yesterday, the members ot
the Senate part of the committee not
hoitatmg to criticise the position or the
Speaker in attempting to coerce the con
fereci ir the Speaker sought to unduly
control the members on the part of the
HuudC. the Senate conferees held that there,
could be no Tree and fair conference 'J he
members from the House were evidently
acting under durets, and ir this sort of
thing continued, it was intimated that pos
fcibl y au agreemnetit might never be reached
There is no disgulhlng the Tact that the
Speaker isas stubbornln his opposition to
the Senaie sugar schedule as he ever was.
Theie is no appearance ol i clearing on
elthei Mde. The House people say it must
be the House schedule or nothing, and the
Senate conferees hold that until the House
colCoiccs aie ready to at least dis-cuv,
tome compromise, there can be none, for
Mr. Joms absolutely revises to agree to
tlie House schedule as it stands. On this
particular tchedule there is a stubborn
deadlock, with no Indications of an agree
ment In sight.
Those In touch with the committee ttlll
believe that tho agreement will be along
the lines iieretoforc Indicated in the to
columns, namely, a compromise on the
different! amounting to about 3-10 of a
cent a pound on refined sugar, and the
retention tr the Senate rates on raw sugar
or the lower grades. Mr. Jones, up to
this moment, has refused absolutely to
consider any proposition looking to the
abandonment of these rates, for if that is
done ho holds that it means the death of
the beet sugar Industry in the United
There is little doubt, however, that the
members of the House favor the House
&ugar schedule in preference to the Sen
ate rate; but the question immediately
confronting the conferees is not to muua
-what the respective houses will do with
the report aa It is to get any report at
all. If sugar can be settled, and third
class -wools airanged, the bill will be In
shape to be leported within a very few
Of all tlie tariff literature presented lu
eitliei branthof Congress the motNcathnig
Is ar. arraignment of the Sugar Trust in
the sha;iof apelitionof which Uen. George
A. Forsyth, retired, is the autnor, and
-which was laid before the House yesterday-
He prays the House to strike the
sugar schedule from the bill- Amongother
things he says "the passnge of the tar-rr
bill with the sugar schedule in it at this
late day. during the present sesion or
Congress, and its enactment into law, will
prevent the collection by the Government
of the United States ot many millions or
dollars in duties that should have accrued
to the-Government in the natural course or
trade, and the atpount ot money that will
br. solost to the revenues of the Govenioient
will be taken from our people a.s the -e-bult
oi said bill becoming law, and go to
CMicli the American Sugar Refineries Com
pany and their friends and other specu
lators in raw sugars."
After giving a history of the trust, Gen.
"It is an open secret that no sooner was
the election or President McKinley assured
and an extra session of Congress almost a
ecitainty.and an increased tarifrto provide
lor the actual expenses or the Government
a necessity, that the Sugar Trust at once
throw its buyers into every market in the
world to purchase raw sugars and to
ship and enter thsniintoour ports underthe
Wilson tarirr in advance of the expected
increase In duties, in the hope of being able
for a second tiino to favorably influPiiee
Congress, again deplete the revenue, and
once more despoil the people.''
Ho then shows that when the Wilson
law went into efrcct the trust had on
hand a stock or 353,000 tons of raw
sugar, -which deprived the Government of
four months' revenue, and that now the
trust has in stock 743,000 tons In the
rorts of New York, Philadelphia, Balti
more and Boston. This he shows to be
equivalent to fmm eight to nine months'
supply, and. under such conditions, it would
increase the present duty on raw sugar
'rom 75 to 80 per cent above the ex
isting schedule. This means from $10
to $1S per ton net to the trust taken
from the people and lost to the customs
revenues In other words, by rushing iu
this enormous amount of raw sugar the
trust has absorbed for itself two-thirds of
the expected increase or $20,000,000 iu
revenue from sugar duties. To strike the
schedule from the hill, therefore, would
not entail any loss of revenue from Gen
Forsyth's standpoint, and he suggests that
this be done, and a new schedule that will
collect the revenue be framed when Con
gress meets Jn December.
Tho greater part of the day was spent
In endeavoring to'cometo a final under
standing with nfspect to", the wool schedule
and in cleaning up several or the debatable
matters that have be"?ifla!d over from time
to time. An agrecmsnt has been practically
reached on the silk schedule, which is a
compromise between the House and Senate
rates, and In the linen schedule the rates
agreed upon arc a reduction from the ex
cessive rales imposed by the Senate and
more In accord with the proposition sub
mitted to both committees by the linen
people, representing both the iinpoiters and
The conrcrees tnought when they ad
journed Wednesday they had reached a
tentative agreement, at least, that would
stand on third-class AVools in order to
come to a conclusion on these wools tlie
Senate -was compelled to yield to the
House rates on rirsfc and second-class
wools Tlie Western element in the com
mittee agreed to an' increase in the di
viding line on thirds-lass wools from 10
ro 12 cents, and making wools belov' the
value of 10 cents a pound pay a duty
ot -t cents andthoPC above that value, pay
a duty of 8 cents A pound. This appeared
Contlnued6r Second Page.
Lacy's pure food ice cream, none batter,
00c. per gallon. 601-603 N. Y. ave. nw.
Our Joists nrpRriRht and Straight.
Frank Libbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
THREE YOUNG MEN DROWNED.
Risky Attempt of Five Youths to
Cross Piscatiuiudfr River.
Manchester, N. H., July 15. Five young
men made a foolhardy attempt to cross
the Piscataquog River in a rickety scow
less than twenty-five feet long, above
the falls yesterday aftcruooa and as a
result three lost their-lives.
The boys, whoso agBs varied from
seventeen to twenty-two years, started
out with no oars, but (usedpIeces'or
hoards for paddles.' The river is ex
tremely high. The swift current carried
the boat towards the dam with alarming
The young men all Jumped as the scow
liuuc for a minute on the flash boards and
landed on the rocks balow the fails.
Frank Slmard, Joseph JLavoo, and Thomas
Tcirien were drowned. Sam Avoo and
George Teiien were swept ashore and
LOOKING FOR VON HAHNKE.
Hody of Foolhardy Lieutenant Not
Christ ianln, July 1 5. -The body of Naval
Lkt Von Hahnkc, who was scenda-hlm;
down the high emlmnkincntot LakeLund
ven, near (. dde, Norway, has not been
recovered yet, although German marines
have been searching for it since Tucsdav
Tie report that young Von Hahnkc lost
his lire on Monday has turned out to be
erroneous, for on Sunday afternoon, only
a few hours after the accident to the
emperor's ce, for which Von Hahnkc w.is
held responsible, he was seen riding on
hlsbicyclc along the shores of Lake Lundvcn
like one posessed. A boy saw him dash
straight down the deep embankment into
the water or the lake, after waving his
handkerchief in the direction of the im
perial ya'ht, riding at anchor off Qdde.
THE SULTAN SURRENDERS
Threat of Coercion .Makes Him
Yieia llis Point.
The AmbnsHndors Put the Proposi
tion in tlie Form of ai
Constanllnople, July. IB. -The ambas
sadors yesterday verbally requested Tewflk
Pasha, minister ot foreign affairs, to btiitc
definitely whether Turkey would resume
the peace negotiations tin the basis of Hie
proposals made by the powers regarding
the establishment of a new frontier. They
added that if the negotiations were not
resumed on this basis they would be com
pelled to lnrorm their governments that
there, was no alternative but coercion.
Today Tewfik Pasha joined the meet
ing or the ambassadors, u'nd declared that
the. Porte accepted the principle of a
The negotiations .will be resumed Sat
urday, after the deliberations of the mili
tary attaches ot the foreign embassies
and the Ottoman military delegates, who
will endeavor to agree upon the proposed
AVill Move His Plant to Mexico.
Monterey, Mcx, July 1.5,-The gmwing
d":iiand for bicycles in Mexico has cntiHsd
a large Chicago bicycle manufacturer to
decide to remove his entire plant to this
city from Chicago. The Mexican govern
ment will grant liberal concessions Tor the
factory. American wheclsare now selling for
$200 in Mexican money in this country
and the factory here will make and Fell
wheels for $100 in Mexican money.
Minder by Americans in Mexico.
Mixtco City, Mex., July 15. Woid has
been received here of tne killing In
Duiango City of George S. Scully, by
two Americans. Rein and Davidson. Scully
origlralfy was a resident of Thomas, Ariz.,
and afterwards of Monterey. He -.vasen-.gaged
in mining at Durango. The mur
der was treacherous, Scully being knocked
down, and then shot while on the floor.
For Reliable Carnonters and Iliiild-
era call atLibbey&Co.'s.CthandN.Y.ave.
'" "',- Jwm Mil
DVMCIIG ilEuS WAGES
Coal Operators in West Virginia
IncreaseTheir Diggers' Pay.
THE CAUSE-OP THE INCREASE
Afraid of the Missionary Efforts of
the Vice President of the Ohio
Miner.-. Union Labor T-eaders Its
sue a Hulletin Au Appeal to
Wheeling, V. Va., July 15. The coal
operators in Southern West Virginia, vol
untarily gave their diggers another ad
vance of one-half a cent per bushel this
morning. The cotmugot William Il&skins,
vice president of the Ohio Miners' Union,
was the cause ot the increase, lu the
Montgomery field a feeling of uncariness
has seized the operators, but they tWnk
cxtia wages will carry the day. Matters
in the Moiicngahela field, wiieie somccou
cern was felt by the operators, have settled
Emissaries ot the Miners' Union are
woiking quietly among the men, howeer,
and they hope to gather a mass meeting
ot diggers Saturday nigh.
One of the most unlooked-for develop
ments of the strike is the large presence
ot Ohio diggers, who arc after jobs.
Compelled to cease work in their own
State, they are seeking employment at
West Virginia mines. No disorder ,e
CONFIDENT OF VICTORY.
Official Bulletin Issued by the Or
ficers of the Miners.
Columbus, Ohio, July 15.-The first of
ficial bulletin issued by the national cf
ficeis of the miners organization was sent
out tonight. The bulletin says:
"Fellow miners: Our fight for living
wages now composes in whole or in part,
eight States of this Union. It is a gen
eral suspension, and no local settlements
will be authorized or recognized. Tlie sec
ond week and the eighth day or our sus
pension brings with It greater assurance of
ultimate victory than any previous day.
Our rorces are increasing every hour, our
determination is unlltnching and our ac
tions are law-abiding in every particular
a shows that in Western Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and Alabama
about 62,000 miners are out, ami that in
Illinois, while figures are not given, there
has been a practical suspension. It ts
expected that in Kausas similar action
will be taken."
The bulletin concludes: "We desire
to state that the outlook is more than en
couraging, and every indication points
to an ultimate 1 1 iiimph. The rates demand
. d are being offered by many operators,
and if the miners of tills country but hold
out as they bhould do, and as we believe
they will, living wages will be tecureri at
no distant day."
Eugene Ar- Debs, who is to assist the
men in their strile, is expected here to
night. A consultation will be held upon
nis arrival, and he will then go to West
Virginia to meet with the miners there
National President Ratchford has re
ceived ha message from President Dolan,
of tha Pittsburg miners, urging his pres
ence there, and he may leave for another
APPEAL TO MARK HANNA.
The Arbitration Commissioners Ask
for His Assistance.
Pittsburg, July 1J5. TonJght the commis
sioners who have come here to adjust the
miners' strike in this district belie ing
that here is the key to tho situation In
the whole bituminous region, seut the
following telegram to Senator Hanna at
"With your assistance we can put through
The Finest Ronrds 1 cent n foot.
Frank Libbey & Co., 6tb and N. Y. ave.
the uniformity agreement. Will yoa lend
us this assistance? JOHN LITTLE.
L. P. MCCORMICK.
J. N. BISHOP."
It is understood that recourse is had to
Senator Uanua. not on account ijf his
political prominence, but because ot his
large interests Jn the Pitf-burg and Onlo
coal rields and at the lakes. He is also
a large puronaser of coal, and many smaller
operators, and even some big ones, sell
almost iheir entir; product to him. He has
huge iuriuence with the operators in Hie
Putsburg district, of whom many live ac
Messrs Calif and Ridgely, the Illmols
commissioners, left tonight for Chicago
They will try to induce Cols. Rand .tnd
Els.vorth to come to Pittsburg .md Itnd
their Influence to the uniformity plan.
Mr. McCormick will go to Terre Haute
tomorrow to consult with the president
of the Indiana Coal Operators,' Associa
tion. Tne commissioners are highly
praised here because, despite their posl
tiu as provisional arbitrators, they were
not diwou raged when they found thai
ai titration was not a possibility. The
cumtniss'onoia had another talk wjtb bc
armltt today, and are still further con
vinced that he is .Mucere and in earnest.
They talkeJ wiin Mr. Rohbins, De
aimltt's opponent In coal operators" quar
lels, and lie has promised to sign the itni
foimity agreement and use his influence
in its favor.
ADVANCE IN THE KANAVTHA-
The Operators "Will Give Their Men
Seventy Cents a Ton.
Cincinnati, July 15. The coal miners or
the Kanawha nistrict, and perhaps in all
Wess Virginia, will he riven an adv.nce
or 11 cents on the ton within the next
Torty-eight hours. This information is direct
rroui theoperatorsthemslves. The arivam-e
will give the men 70 cents a ton, the high r-.t
price paid since the days prior to 1S92.
In order to juf-tify themselves in giving
this adance, the West Virginia operators
will raise the price of coal at the mines
from 05 cents to $1.25 per ton. A dele
gation of West Virginia oj.etatori, was in
Cincinnatrtcday lcokmg over the market,
and tin conference here resulted in the !e
tennlnatior. to raise wages- The oper
ators returned borne to call a conference .f
all West A'lrglnia operators, looking to an
increase at every min e.
THE UNIFORMITY AGREEMENT.
President Hntehford Telegraphs
That He Ts Opposed to It.
Pittsburg, July 13.-The local miners r-r-ric
als tonight received a telegram from
FreiU'ent Ratchford. He wires that he Is
n'it in favor or the uniformity agreement
and that he does not believe tiis miners
should work for it. The miners, a; ays,
arc striking foi wages; they are not con
cerned in any differences that the opera
tors have among t hemfclves. The opera
tor.! should settle their own differences.
THANKS THE BISHOPS.
The Pope Refers to the Former
Position of the Holy See.
Rome, July 1 5. A letter Trom the Tope
to Cardinal di San Steafano, denn or the
Sacred College, was published today. In
his letter Ins holiness thanks the bishops
who assembled at the recent canonizations
and iignpd an address declaring the'r at
tachment to the Holy See. The rope
exhorts the bishops to Inculcate this reeling
upon the Catholic world and concludes:
"Eveiy day the necessity appears greater
for replacing the Holy See in the position
providence has assigned to It. As long
as tne difficulties which oppress us endure
we will continue to complain ot the violence
done the papacy and to demand the rights
safeguarding our liberty "
Express Agent Arrested in Mexico.
Tamplro, Mexico, July 15. J. T. Bur-
goies, ngent or the "Wells Fargo Express
Company here, has been arrested on the
charge of robbing the company or a pack
age containing G,000 In currency Two
other employees of the office have also
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STAHiPED flT0 DEATH
Manner in Which 4nthony Wil
liams Expiated His Crime.
DEAD IX THIRTY SECONDS
Ravisher and Murderer" of Yonng
and Pretty Rene AVIIHums Capt
ured After "n Lung Chae Inten
tion Was to IJura Him Alive, Jiafc
the Crowd Was Too Impatient.
Florence, Ala., Jnly 15 Near AVest
rotnt, Tenn., Tuesday afternoon, Miss
Rene Williams, eighteen years ot age. was
found murdered In the woods, near ber
This arternoon at 2 o'clock, Anthony
W iUiaras, her murderer and ravfefcor, wag
captured near Prultton, this eoaaty. aad
at 7 o'clock tonight he expiated lrts orima
in the streets or West Point, in tke prujj
ence or,"O0 infuriated people, who stamped
bim to death under their feet, ami then
burned-Uie body to ashes.
16 iiitd-i.etu the intention r burn him
alive, but when bis captors arrived tho
fury of iheorovrd was m gnat ifaat some
or them could not wait. Some one knocked
the cringing wretch down, and this was
the signal. Men fought to get at him
and plant their heels In his face. lie
was dead in thirty seconds. Tlioie who
bad pistol fhed again aad-agaia at tho
body. The crowd then gathered wood,
and building a fiteover thecorpe water
ed the ghastly sceue until nothing but ashes
For i wo days and nights 500 men heavily
armed have Koreu the country for miles
for the girl's slayer. Several times post.os
were witMu shooting distance ot him, &etr
every time ! m.tnsged to escape. "When
he wascapturedit was within sixteen snHes
or the scene or his crims
For Lours aUer the dead and horribly
mutilated body or Mis Williams wa fewml
tbere was no clew to the perpetrator r tfea
deed. Fjisally suspicion Tell upon a ncgio
boy, Autbunx William?, alias "BbII," aad
that suspicion later became a certainty.
In an Incredibly short time tHe wiwle
country a round West Point wa3 up m arms
and searching for tlie negro. He was
traced to Iron City, wberts was learned
that he bad traded tlieyowig -woman's'
belt to a negio woman at -who faunse
he had spent tne night He was feaer
seen at Fruition and the mob tfcera ggt
within s'iootJtjj distance ut Mm aad
S'.veral s,mts were fired.
He escaped and all trace or him was
lost until this afternoon when a piu.y
or the searchers came upon him unex
pectedly thTce miles south of Pniioa.
He had Iwen in the woods without Xogd
Tor moa-'liaa ttvo dassantl ruiloa.m8.
or the time, so that lit was ia. co
coadltioa to ,rfr resistance.
The cn.vrd quickly detiled to taHe Mm
bat k to the scene of his brutal eifnie, tie
Mm to the ame tree that he bad tei feis
victim to when he outraged ber, aad tare
give him a tortuiing death by Ore- The
mob who meted out summary jwtlfeto
Williams was composed of the best ami
most substantia! men cf that section, awl
their action is applauded by cren tne
Sever.ty five men went rrom Flarenca
coda 7 to see the job well done. WIRvk'
vitt.ii, was a very attractive, gtl, aad
was shortly to have been married J a
young man in Nashvflie. Her teteatfed
husband came down fiom Nashrnte UtaSty
and was at West Point to meet te rjob
or avengers,and assist taem in dvKHftgGKt.
When Williams' captors reacted Wjst;
Point they proceeded afc jar,,, w&kt,
ceremony, to tarry out the program tfcfcy
bad decided upon, but the f reazicd FtiepTe,
worked up to the highest pitck of excK-s-inent,
attacked the fiend as ooce- The,
negro was too frightened ami too much ex
hausted to of rer even a feeble retfstwnee,
and he was billed in a few mkiuie aftac
Miv5 Rene Williams JKt her boo ,y
Tuesday morning to pick a few bpfties.
When she did not return at dbMserUfoe,
ber friend went in search of Jier. She
was found 200 yards rrom her home, dead
and lied to a sapling with a leather atrap
around her neck. One of wr eye..haU'-K-eii
gouged out. and in her tlgbtly-1
clutched iands were leaves and grasn.
All around was evidence that a terrible
struggle had taken plate between the nn
fortiiuate girl and her assailant. When
the negro was captured, hi rsee atid arms
aims wcro terrible scratched and torn,
showing that he had met with much re
sistance in accomplishing his foul ds!-n.
Tonight West Point is rilled withexctJttif
men. Prom all the country round abotic
armed men f forked in.
Tl.e original intention of the rnob was
to take Williams to the scene of his crime
and there wreak vengeance, but the dtj
tance was too great, aud the mob too iny
WAITING TO LYNCH HIM.
Georsrin Mob Determined to ITavo
the Life of 0eor Williams.
Rnriiesville, Ua., July 15. -Oscar "Wil
liams, the negro who assaulted ami fli
tally Injured the young daughter of aeua
tcr Campbell at Lovejoy. Satnrduv, was
caught here lte last night. He admits
hi . ldcmkv and is nearly it m.i f riu f aticue
ami lac k of food. The governor w.-s Im
mediately notified and he ordered out the
troops, and the totdiers got h;re ahead
ol the armed mob, which wad late ia
learning or the arrest.
By midnight the jail was surrounded by
tioops with loaded guns and more wero
constant!' arriving. The uv' was very
thteatoaing, and hail a rope, but early in
the morning it entirely disappeared.
The governor lias ordered Williams taken
to Atlanta The train must pass through
Lovejoy, however, and it is uilci that the
lynchers will attempt to intercept the
prisoner. It will be almost impossible to
get l.im alive to Atlanta.
The court may convene here In the
Jail at once to try him, and prontptnicaauros
or that Krt may allay the excitement
which now prevails ia this and all tha
northen counties. The mob is encamped
along the railroad track between Lovejoy
and Jone430ro, in a field where the as
sault took place. Williams is too fnghfc
encd to cat, and has spent the night in
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