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The Battleslny Maine Causes
Trouble on the East River.
EXCURSION BOATS IN DANGER
Id Order to Avoid Shilling One
Cnptuln Sigsbee nnn His Big
Ship Bow Firt Into the "Wharf
The "War Vessel Not to Bhmie
Ship Well Handled.
New York, July 29. -The battleship
Maine, in order to avoid sinking a couple
of'excursion boats that were loaded with
passengers, ran bow on today into the
plerottbeXew York, New Haven andllart
ford Railroad at the foot of Jefferson
fctrect, East Biver, carried away a portion
of the north tide of the pier, sunk railroad
float No. 21, with ten loaded freight cars
aboard, and drove fl03tXo. 11, In the rear
or No. 21, Into the bulkhead, tearing up a
action of South street, but received no
damage hcrseir, except to have a good bit
of paint scraped off her tides. In let
than ten mlnuf stlieshlp damaged railroad
property to tl-e extent of about $-1,000.
The Maine was on her way from Fisher's
Island to her anchorage off Tompkiusvillc,
S. I. Proceeding under hair-steam, the
battleship was going down-stream among
the mer craft. When she was about op
posite pier 49, a block above Jefferson
street, tbelookout bhouted aSteamer dead
ahead" The orficer of the deck came
forward and saw lh Mailory Line steamer
Colorado, attended by a tug. coming up
fctrcatu. Just as the Maine was about
to signal her course, the Colorado blew
three whistles, which meaub,"I will keep
to the right." "I "will try the same
course," was the Maine's answer, expressed
by one blast of the whistle.
The excursion boat Isabella, bound up
the river, coming along, passed the Colo
rado on the rrt fcde- Capt. Sigsbee, of
the Main, ordered the Isabtlla to be sig
naled to keep to the right. The signal was
given, but, according to those who were
wntclnng the movements or the battleship
and the excursion beat from the piers, the
excursion boat kept right on her couise.
The Colorado was trying to shape her
ccurre Into the dock at pier 42, which
Hie was about opposite when the Isabella
tt-arted to pass her. In veering her bow
klightly toward the west shore, the
Isabella, which was on the wroryr side
of the steamer anyway, also bore in the
sanio direction. The result of this change
of course was t place the excursion bo.it
directly Jn the path of the battleship. -
Then, with as little show of excitement
as it his snip wre lying in the roadstead
off Fort Monroe, Capt. Slgsbee ordered that
the engines be reversed and the wheel put
hard aport The Maine was nianocut red so
quickly that those looking on from the
there were amazed As she turned, almost
as If on a pivot, there were cheers from
the river craft for the ship and for the
As soon as the prow of the Maine was
turned toward the west shore of the river
the bells in the engine-room signalled to
go ahead, and the battleship was started
directly for the railroad pier. As the
Maine bore head on toward the pier and
Isabella passed the battleship, barely four
feet clear of the man-of-war's stern Lying
-alongside of the pier and to the north of
itiay float No. 21 with ten loaded freight
In the rear of float No. 21 , and about
twenty feet away from the bulkhead
laj float No 11, also loaded with ten
freight cars. It was but a moment before
the crash of the battleship against the
pier came The prow of the Maine cut in
between the pier and float 21, severing
the hawsers that tied the float to the
pier, carrying away about 100 feet of
the pier from the river end shoreward,
and smashing the end of the float.
As soon as the battleship struck her
engines were revered and then they
were stopped altogether, the Maine lying
wedged between the pier shed and the cars
of the float, which had sunk almost as
toon as struck, leaving only the cars
above wpter. The Impact drove float No.
11 against the bulkhead with such force as
to stave In the heavy timbers and tear up
the pavement of the street.
One of the floats bumped, the excursion
boat with such force as to"carry away the
upper guardian Just forward of the paddle
lox and to stave In the side. The collision
caused a panic on t be Chancellor, but only
one person was Injured. He was John
Kelly, and had his leg fractured.
"While the Maine was turning to run Into
the pier, tugtoat No. 6, of the N. Y-.
K. II. & H. It. R., was coming down with
two floats. The excursion boat Chancellor
with 400 excursionists on board, came up
the river. The turning of the Maine and
the vefring to starboard of the Colorado,
When the Isabella came up, crowded the
tug with Its flouts and the Chancellor
toward the cast shore.
The Maine, after Capt. Sigsbee had as
sured himself that the pier was all that
had been seriously damaged, continued
down the river to the anchorage.
Yellow Jackets Killed Vnuderwnter.
.Middletown, N. T., July 29. Harry
VanOerwater, who waR stung bv a vellow
Jacket Wednesday, July 21, died this
n,orning. He had not recovered con
ccIo.iMicws and death was as quiet In Its
approach as the patient has been since the
Etnuipe happening-, which has baffled the
To Snffor Another Amputation.
Dubuque, Iowa, July 29 -Congressman
J). B. Henderson, of this State, will shortly
rurrer another amputation of his leg, which
waf- partly shot off at the battle of Corinth
The wound never healed properly and lately
1c has surf red untold agony.
Carnegie' Donation to Stirling.
Edinburgh, July 29.-jjr. Andrew Carne
gie has offered the town of Stirling, the
neat of the palace and Parliament Bouse
built by James V, the sum of 0,000 for a
public library building.
A Victim of Scorchers.
Trenton, N. J., July 29.-iiiss Elsie
Dufrell. the young woman who was in
jured on Saturday evening last In a col
lision with tw( bicyclists, died this morn
ing. fa Special Hates to Kort Monroe S3
-Sorfollr, Va. Beach & Ocean View.
Norfolk and Washington Steamboat Co.
will sell tickets overitc Ijne Saturday, July
81, good to return Sunday, August 1, at
$3 for the round trip. it
The Flneut Boards, 51 per 100 ft.
Frank Hbtoey & Co., 6th t.AnaN.T.ava
thi: uprising ix chitral.
Abnudmit ISvlrteiiee That It Is on a
Simla, July 29. There Is abundant evi
dence tbj.t the rising in Chitral Is on a
large scale A determined attack has been
made upon thcMalakand camp each night,
the fighting lasting until daybreak. Parties
from the nllle harass the pickets during
the daytime. One picket -of the Punjab
infantry was driven in with a loss of
twelve killed and several wounded. The
fighting has been desperate. On Monday
the tribesmen penetrated a part of the
carip, but were diiven back after losing
thirty killed. On Tuesday they lost ninety
killed. On Wednesday they were re-enforced
and again attacked the camp with
great determination. They charged right
up to the sappers in the breastworks with
unavailing valor, losing heavily. The
Sikhs and Punjabis fully maintained their
reputation, but were too fatigued to pursue
A strong r-cnfnrceracnt of British and
native troops are neariug the camp. An
other attack is expected tonight, but no
anxiety is felt.
In the three day8 fighting one officer
was killed and six were wounded, a large
proportion for so small a force.
The government, recognizing that opera
tions must now be on a considerable scale,
has decided that the troops now at Mala
kaud, with the re-enforcements, shall be
formed into two biigades, with a complete
STRANGLED BY HER LOVER
Fate of a Young Girl Who Loved
Not Wiselj', But Too Well.
Captain Boitseheff, Former Alde-Je-
Cauip to Bulgaria's Ruler,
round Guilty of Murder.
Pblllipopollb, Bulgar'i, July 29. -Late last
evening there was concluded here one of
the most dramatic trials ever held In a
court of law
It wab the trial of Capt. Boitseheff, for
merly aide-de-camp to Prince Ferdinand
of Bulgaria, and hie accomplices ill the
tragic death of a young girl named Anna
Szituon. The girl, who was exceptionally
handsome, was a public singer. She went
frcin Budapest in 1894 to Sofia, where
she metDct7scho Boitseheff. He is a fine
looking man, and the girl was at once in
ff luatcu with him and became his mis
tress and later the nnher of his child.
Burdened with debts, Boitseheff engaged
himself to marry a wealthy heiress and
repudiated his promise to marry Anna,
whom he sent to Budapest, with Orders
not to return to Foria. She returned, how
ever, and in her efforts to see BoitscheK
tttused a scandal within the environments
of the palace of the Princess or Bulgaria
Boitseheff became enraged at this, and
determined to get rid of the girl by mur
dering her. He accordingly wrote to his
victim, summoning her to meet him in
Phlllopoplis, at the same time protesting
his love for he.. Having completed his
plans to lure the girl to her death, he
tailed to bis aid M. Novelic, prerect
o' police and a gendarme named Was
salieff. A tryst was appointed at the Marilza
bridge, to which place the murderers drove
in a carriage. Three in en, Novelic, Wassa
lieff and another, seized the girl and stupe
fied her with chloroform In the carriage.
Boitschcf then mounted the box of the
vehicle nnd drove a short distance, when,
with the assistance of Novelic, he dragged
the insensible girl out or the carriage.
Boitseheff placed the girl on the ground
and strangled her to death, after which
he weighted the body with stones and cast
It Into the river
The friends of the girl became subplcious
at her failure to return and raised an
alarm. Novelic and Wassalleft were scon
afterwards arrested and from their state
ment H'litfcthetf and a number of others
were uccutPd of murder and the whole
tragic story was unfolded in court.
BolUeheffs wife was prebent at the
trial, elegantly dressed. Boitseheff him
self was dressed in the latest fashion and
wore a number of medals and insignia
of orderb. He denied all knowledge of
the girl or her whereabouts, aud it was
not until Mile. Szlmons' landlord told
how BolWhefr had spent with the girl
the night succeeding his marriage that
he ceased his gaiety and appeared to realize
thP gravity of his position.
In the course of the trial Novelic and
Wnssalicff confessed and adhered to their
statements that Boitseheff alone strangled
the girl. Wassaliefr declared that Boit
seheff said; "The pnnce knows all.
Anna made a scandal at thepalace andthu
prince cannot allow it." Novelic- said that
Boitscherf had summoned him to the pal
ace and said. "She must be killed. It is
the prince's command."
Boitseheff was placed upon the stand
and denied every detail of the testimony
against him. He suggested that Novelic
had murdered the girl, thinking to do him
What was most horrible about the pro
ceedings in court was the calm obedience
of police officials in the commission of a
cold-blooded murder when told that It was
bv the Prince's orders.
The Jury returned a verdict finding Boits
eheff and Novelic guilty of murder, and
conIcting Wasvalleff as an accomplice
Boitschleff and Novelic were each sen
tenced to death, but it was Immediately
announced that the sentences In each case
would be commuted to Imprisonment for
life, with deprivation of civil rights. Each
of the prisoners was also condemned to pay
the sum of five thousand fraucs to defray
the expenses of rearing the vlctim'b child.
Wassalleff was sentenced to six years
and eight months' imprisonment, to be fol
lowed by eight years' deprivation of civil
Boitschleff collapsed when Wb sentence
was pronounced and sobbed convulsively.
His wife rushed to the dock and embraced
and kissed him, exclaiming that he was in
nocent. Capt. Hatfield at I-arge.
Williamson, W.Vn., July 20. Capt. Hat
field, the notorious outlaw, -who has been
serving a jail sentence for Involuntary man
blatiphter, escaped last night by digging
a hole through the trail.
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Correspondence Between the Two
Governments Made Piiblic.
FACTS OP TIIE CONTROVERSY
Sudden Shift on the Part of- the
Hawaiian Government Shlnia
mura Says That His Country
"Will Not Agree to Submit the
Matters to Arbitration.
Honolulr, July 21, via San rrancisco.
July 29. Minister of Foreign Affairs Coop
er, smarting under the attacks of Hono
lulu newspapers, today gave out for publi
cation the full correspondence which
passed between himself and the Japanese
minister, Shimnmura. The correspondence
was given to the press despite strong pro
tests from Shimamura, whocharged Cooper
with a serious breach of diplomatic
In giving out the substance of the let
ters, Cooper says he is merely following the
precedent recently stablished by Secretary
of State Sherman, at Washington, and, be
sides, reports lately have been sent out
from Washington, lie says, that have some
grains of truth, but are wide enough of
the mark to prove more injurious than the
full facts In the care.
The correspondence thus given out is
very voluminous, but when divested of Its
diplomatic veiblage, the facts upon which
the controversy is founded may be inwlii
clear in a few words. That a settlement
or the dispute through arbitration has been
proposed by this Government Is no longer
denied by Minister Cooper, The proposition
was made to Minister Slilmamura in a
brief note on June 28, two days after the
Hawaiian government had ,In a long let
ter refused every claim of the Japanese
government and stated its determination
to stand fast upon the grouud it had taken.
The early stages of the controversy,
arising over the rejection of the cargo of
lapanese emigrants brought here on the
tramp beamer Sinsu Maru, have been
The first really new- thing brought out
in the correspondence is the letter from
Count Okuma, dated April 19, in which
Japan's position is set forth in unequivo
cal terms. He suys:
"In disregard of all treaty rights 460
Japanese subjects, after being conrined
for some time and without any Judicial
dotenninatjou, without having access to
courts, without having permission to con
sult with our representatives were Iguo
mlniously expelled frcm the country."
It is cot &uggpf,ted that similar treat
ment would under nny circumstances bo
meted out to Hawaiian citizens. In fact,
the action was based upon the fact that
persons concerned were aliens, who by
statutory fiction were deemed to bo with
out territorial limits of Hawaii. Theru
is nothing striking or novel in the subse
quent correspondence up to the letter in
which he distinctly offered arbitration as
a settlement of the difficulty. This letter
was transmitted to the Japanese govern
ment by Minister Shimamura within a
few dajs after it reached his hands, and
a reply is anxiously awaited.
The mlnhter is confident the answer
will be received by the next steamer from
the Oripnt, and for that reason was par-
ticulaily anxious the correspondence should
not be made public at this time. When
seen at the legation tonight Minister
Snlroumura stated that lie considered it
a breach of courtesy Tor Minister Cooper
to make public the correspondence beroro
it was closed. The Japanese minister re
fused to be interviewed on the latest phase
of the question, but his position is well
known. In several interviews he staled
that the questions Involved were not such
as could bo submitted to arbitration with
out the consent ot both parties, and that
the Japanese government would never
submit the matter to arbitration.
died IN TIMERS STAND.
Sndden End of Dr. E. T MeEenn,
the Veteran Tnrfmnn.
Cincinnati, July 29. -Dr. E. F. McLean,
one ot the best-known horse-owners In the
country, died in the timers' stand at the
Oakley track today, Just after his rilly
Toluca, ridden by Joe Hill, had won the
Ohio stakes in the fouith race, after a
tlobc finish with Remember Me. There
was some little dispute over the fact that
John Huffman, the owner of Kemembcr
Me, ran Toluca up after the race compelling
Dr. McLean to pay SI, 250 above the sum
at which the filly was entered in the race,
which was$l,lC0,to retain her.
Tom Blackburn, McLean's trainer, then
claimed Remember Me at that filly's
entered figure, $300, and as rulable, pay
ing the value of the stake in addition.
Hufrman objected to giving up his horse
on a-technicality. Dr. McLean had been a
sufferer for years from heart disease, and
the unusual occurrence of today doubtless
brought on the fatal spasm. Dr. McLean
leaves a wife but no children. His estate
is valued at about $150,000. Hewasabout
fifty-five years old.
RACI2R DOMINO DEAD.
Famous Horse "Whose Only Van
quisher "Was Henry of Navarre.
Lexinpton, Ky., July 29 James R.
Keeue's Domino, the famous son of Himyar,
died at the farm of Major F.. Q. Thomas
this morning, after an illness of one day.
Meningitis was the caute of death.
Domino won allimpoitantEastern stakes
as a two-year-old and as a three-year-old.
ITe was nevci beaten, except by Henry of
Navarer. Bis winnings aggregated $100,
000. Sudden Attack ot Insanity.
Chicago, July 59. Fied Scullin, son ot
the St. Louis multimillionaire stieet car
magnate, became violently insane, yester
day in front o the Hotel Vincennes, where
hehasbeenstopplnpseveral months. When
taken in custody he was throwing his
jewelry and money into the street. At the
station he stripped oft his clothes and
tried to hang himself.
Canadian Hoad to Klondike.
Montreal, July 29. The Canadian Pa
ciflo Railroad will, It Is understood, build
a line next spring from Edmonton to
Arthabaska landing, to connect with the
water route to the Klondike gold fields.
Music and dancing at Congress Heights
this evening, and every evening hereafter
until October. Music by members of U. S.
The Finest- Boards, $1 jer 100 ft.
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"WE DENOUNCE THEREPUB1ICAN
THREAT TO fiE6TOR flltc
"UNTILTME flONEY QUESTION
TO ANY AGITATION FOR
FURTHER CHANGES IN
OUR TARIFF LAW,
AIUBKED STEP SN ADVANCE
President McKinley's Modifica
tion of Civil Service Rules.
MR. OBERLY'S WARM PRAISE
The Torinpr Civil Service Commis
sioner Tried to Get President
Cleveland to Adppf a Similar
Ilnle, Hut the Step Forward Was
Too Radical and lie Vetoed It.
Mr. John H. Oberly, formerly a United
States Civil Service Commissioner, was
asked yesterday by a Times representa
tive to express ati opinion concerning the
civil service rule Issued Wednesday by
President McKinley. He said that he
would, and he did w in language that can
not be misinterpreted. His long connection
with the civil K'rvlee 'and his Intimate
knowledge of the rules' niakes an ea.pres
fcion of opinion by him regarding the receut
rule of more than ordinary Interest He
Eaid: " t
The rule of the President, just pro
mulgated, that 'no removal shall be made
from any p6sition, subject to'-competitlve
examination, except for Just came, and
upon written '-barges filed with the head
of the department or other appointing
officer, and ot which the accuted shall
have full notice and an opportunity to make
delensc,' is undoubtedly the most Im
portant step that has been taken in the
effort to leform the civil service, which
has been so active since the as-asslnation
of President Garfield.
"There Is no uncertainty in President
McKinley's words. It will not do to say
that he has done this act to cover up his
unfaithfulness to the reform movement in
opening ccitaln doors to the service In
the customs and internal revenue services,
for this action ot President McKinley in
thus inodirying the rules was wise aud
nccej-sary in the interest pt efficient gov
ernment; but, if -we adndt that he is
blamable in this action, his action in pro
mulgating the compieheusive 'cause' rule,
to which public attention has been called,
is so meritorious, so wise, so patriotic that
it will throw every offense thnt he or his
Administration has committed up to this
time in the administration of the law
applicable to the executive civil service
into such a deep shadow they never will
be observed by the people.
"In this matter President McKinley has
outstripped President Cleveland in devo
tion to the civil service reform idea,
and, Indeed, he has taken a step
which President Cleveland absolutely re
fused to take. '
"While I was United States civil service
commissioner! prepared acompleterevisior
of what was known as 'The amended
civil service mles and regulations Thl.j
revision I submitted to Piesident Cleve
land before I had pioposed It to the com
mission, andvith the PresidentI AVentover
the printed form of the rules and regu
lations, compiised In .sixty large pages
eery page, paragraph and sentence ot
which he caiefully examined, making ob
jections, corrections and suggestions on
the wide margins that had been left for
that purpose. But on the margin of one
paragraph he was not content to make a
note. On that paragraph he ivrote a little
vr to message wrote it on separatej-heets
and fastening thebfr together he pinned
them over the objectionable paragraph,
which he had canceled with the marks
of a blue pencil. I have the original
draft of the rules and of the 'little
veto message' now In myl profession; and.
In view of President McKinley's action this
'message' of his Immediate predecessor
will be read with interest.
"One of the rules jirepTed by me and
submitted to President Cleveland was aa
GLNERAL HULI! VIII.
m w?i?ver t dismissal from the Execu
tive civil service if? made, a written state
ment of the cause of dismissal must be
UiH.., tu?, department or office from
y'ioH uic, dismissal is made, and become
or oriice records of iuch department
'It will be observed that this is a weak
rule in comparison with "the one promul
gated by President McKinley yesterday;
but it was too strong for the civil servico
leform stomaelf of President Cleveland,
who 'vetoed' It in the following language:
" 'After a good deal ot reflection, I am
constrained to withhold my assent to this
rule, and this is contrary: to my first im
pressions. " '1st. The throryot the statute seems to,
be that the power of removal should not be
interfered with, nbr in any manner regu
lated except by limiting the manner of
filllngTacancies caused tiy removals. The
rule does not prevent removals, but it at
taches to lb a condition "which lsas for
eign tq the purpose of the 1&y? as a
limitation of the-power to remove at all.
" '2d. It reasons arei placed on. file' and
are subject to examination, the most, viru
lent disputes will be,epgendered between
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the friends of the party removed and others
who want to make trouble for partisan
purposes', on the one side, and the remov
ing authority on the other, as to the truth
nnd force of the causes alleged. If such
reasons are not subject to examination it
will immediately be claimed that they were
suppressed because insufficient or insin
cere. " '3d. The reasons which might well
operate to Justify dismissal from the pub
lic service would not necessarily be, in all
cases, such as should discredit a man in
search for other employment. And yet,
under this mle, they would be spread
out in tangible shape, perhaps convey
ing an exaggerated idea Trom this manner
of statement, If disclosed, and quite cer
tain to give rise to unjust infeiences
against the party dismissed if not dis
closed. " '-Jib. I think the rule Is based upon a
presumption of bad faith on the part of
removing officers and alack of confidence
in their sincerity and regard for duty,
which is, in a sen, humiliating to of
ficials Intrusted with Important public
interests, and who ought to be trusted as
long as they are deemed fit for thB po
sitions they hold. I am unwilling to do
by such what the law did not do, to wit:
put officers ot my own selection, In whom
I have generally the utmost confidence
nnd whose perfect willingness to conform
to the law in spirit as well as letter
is not to be Questioned, in a hampered,
supened, and discredited position
" 'The enforcement of the civil service
law -or, anyother law of a like descrip
tion depends arter all upon a sense of
duty, and the sincerity andapproval of those
intrusted with its administration. If these
are lacking, no rule or regulation can aid
the tltimtlon. If they aie not lacking.no
such rule or regulation is necessary
MYSTERY CLEARED UP
Bodies of Charles Wells and George
JoneK Kept His Journal Up
TVlthin n Few Dayb of ttio
Time of Death.
San Francisco, July 29. The mystery or
the fate of Jones and Wells, missing
members ot the Calvert exploring ex
pedition, in West Australia, was cleared
up by a dispatch from L.A. Wells dated
Derby, June 10, printed in the Sjdney
Herald, which was biougnt by steamer
today. Wells said:
"I have Just returned here with three
men and camels, bearing the bodies of
Charles Wells aud Geoige Jonea We
traveled on May 14, via Mount Aitnur, to
the Epo5 where natives reported dead
white men and camels, but found nothing.
Then we struck a paity of natives near
Joanna, Springs, who had the iron bow ot
a camel-riding saddle.
"They guided us to a place near Jo
anna Springs, from which we were only
twenty chains last spring. Under a gum
lay Charlcc Wells. The skin had dried
on his face and body, but ne "was easily
identified by his beard and features.
Nearby the remains of Jones were covered
with sand. It was evident the body was
buried by Wells, who then went under
the tree to await death, also. The na
tives had curried- oft everything of use
to them, but left Jones' compass, medi
cine and journal and a note to his parents.
" Jones' journal was kept up to the time
ot returning to Separation Well, nine
days after we left it. They had a barn
time in reaching the well, and his journal
speaks of the intense heat, the abxence of
camel Jood and the vain beareh for water
and the sickness of both. After resting
five days at Separation Well, they started
out on the Hack, but one camel died, and
they had to walk in the terrible heat
When they arrived near Joanna, utterly
exhausted, they lost the camels and were
too weak to follow. Two days before
writing his letter Jones tried to follow
the camels, but was forced to give it up
"At the time of writing there were
only two quarts of water left and they did
not cxpeclrolastmuch longer. There was
no date on the letter, but they must have
left Separation Well. October 23, prob
ably traveling by night and lost the track.
Allowing nrteen days they must have
reached the spot where we found them
about November 8."
TOURISTS DELAYED IN SATL1NG.
Accld:Ut to the Normannia
ventB Her Departure.
New York, July 29 Hundreds of tour
ists, who anticipated sailing on the Ham-Lurg-Anierican
line steamship Normannia.
were this morning disappointed by the dis
covery Just previous to tailing time that
the ship was disabled.
A dangerous crack was found in the
crank shaft journal of the starboard,
engine. Repalrswillhavetobe madeberore
the ship can sail. The Normannla's pas
sengers will sail on the Columbia of the
SHme line on Saturday.
Ivy Institute Business College, fcth nndK.
None better? $25 a year: Cay or night.
The Finest Boards, 91 per 100 ft.
Frank Libbey & Co., 6th st andN.T.ave.
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LM1G5 IN THE SOOTH
A Conference of Leading Negroes
to Consider the Problem.
T4LK WITH BISHOP GRANT
He Says "Outrnges Upon Women
and the Lynclilng of Defenseless
Negroes Are Both Lawlessness
and Are Undermining the Nation"
Some Action iluht Be Taken.
New Tork, July 29. Eishop Grant, ot
the African Methodist Episcopal Church,
was a passenger today aboard the Orinoco
for Bermuda, where he will conduct dur
ing the coming week the Bermuda confer
ence of the A. M. E Church. Berore his
departure the bishop talked concerning
lynchlngb in the South.
The bishop said there was now being
carried on a correspondence between lead
ing men ot the colored race in the different
parts of the country, and that it is pro
posed that there shall be heltL. within a
very short time, in some one or the large
.Southern cltiee, a conference ot the leading-
men of tbc race, at which some action
relative to the prevalence ot mob law In
the South phall be taken. He added:
"Outrages upon women and the lynching
of defenseless negroes are both lawless
ness and are undermining the nation. If
thecrimes with which negroes of theSouth
are so f lequcntly charged are so preva
lent as they have been reported to be dur
ing the past two years, then American
civilization so far as the negro is con
cerned is a failure- All through the war,
when the negroes were more closely as
sociated with white women than they are
now, and when the white men were alisent
from their homes to fight and help rivet
the chains of slavery more tightly upon
the negroes, and when thenegroes hadall
opportunity to commit such crimes, there
never was a single caseof assault cuarsed
"The colored men of worth and influ
ence .are at a loss to understand how
this great change has come over the ne
gro in so short a time- It will be the
business ot the conference which Will be
neid to uiseuss an pnases or the ques
tion, and to give answer to this great
indictment against the negro as a class
It will then be made known to the world
that the negro Is not as black as he
Is pain tod, and that he has been as much
sinned against as he has sinned "
IUMiop Turner, ot Atlanta, h:is been
&2Istiiiir Bishop Grant in his correspon
derce with the men who will comprise the
When lUbhop Grant was.asked if he ap
proved ot Bishop Turner's advice to the
negroes of the South that they arm them
selves and seek their own revenge upen
the Southern whites with shotguns antl
dynamite, he said:
"Bishop Turner's advice alons; that
line is not cool-hcadedness."
PASSENGER TRAIN DERAILED.
Several Cnt and Brnlsed, Bnt
One Perion&b Injured.
Nonhport, N. YJ , July 29. Train 72 on
the Long Island railroad ran into a wash
out just east of here this morning and was
The train consisted of three cars and
was well filled with the regular morn
Ing passengers for New i'ork. The train
was goincr at a pretty lively speed r and
when It struck the washout and came to
a dead standstill the passengers were
thrown violently from their seats Several
were cut by breaking glass, and were more
or less bruised. For a moment there was
great excitement in the car, but It sub
sided when the actual extent ot the wreck
had been learned. None or the injured
passengers is liellovcd to be seriously hurt
The fireman suffered severe contusions
ONE KILLED, TWO INJURED.
A Big Freight Engine Craslies
Througli a Trestle.
Cleveland, Ohio, July 29.--A Big Four
freight engine crashed through a trestle
at West View, a small town three, miles
from Berca, this morning. William Sher
wood, the engineer, was Instantly killed.
His body is ritill in the wreck. Frank Fields,
the fireman , was seriously injured, aud he
may die. J. B. Ryan, conductor, was also
badly Injured, but it is thought he will
His Commission Signed.
The PrcJdenthas signed the commission
of Carles G. Mortimer as notary public for
the District of Columbia. Few appoint
ments of this ?ortare being made by this
Ancient Bride nnd Groom.
Knoxvillc, Tenn., July 29 Bachelor
Jamea Henry, aged 104, and Miss Enuly
Boynton, ninety-seven, both colored, were
married "acre last night.
Common Lumber Only 75c per 100
Frank Libbey & Co., 6th st. audN.Y.ave.
Criticism Ijy President Dolan, of
the Pittsburg District 3Iiners:
WARLIKE ASPECT IX ILLINOIS
Governor Tanner Itefa.-,es to Grunt
the Application of a Sheriff for
Troops to Preserve Order Strik
er. Determined to Prevent Anj
"Worlr In the Mines.
Pittfburg, July 29. Patrick Dolan, the
miners president ot the Pittsburg district.
Is not pleased with the uniformity agree
menfc in the form adopted by the opera
tors today He said tonight: "I see tfca
agreement provides that in filling any
contract now existing for the future de
livery of coal for specific prices, operators
may itmtlnue to pcy their miners the
price now paid. We told the operators
last spring not to make any contracts
based on the present low wages. We told
that, ir necessary, we would strike Tor
higher wageB. We have struck, aud WEI
not go b.ick at less than 69 cents a
An operator said tonight that Dolan
need not be worked up so much; that the
uniformity agreement is a contr.net be
tween the operators and not thi miners.
"Dolan must remember," said he, "that
that provision is meaat to be effective onlv
as regards the relation of one operator
to another "
N P. Sanford, one of the operators on
the committee which is to obtain signa
tures to the uniformity contract, seid:
"That agreement is fair; it contains no
provision that any just man will object
to. While I do not believe that, tie
abuses complained of exist to the extent
claimed, yet I am aware that the PHWfc
opinion demands that the agreement; ba
signed. I really think that no coal operator
in this district will dare to withhold his
"WARLIKE ASPECT IN ILLINOIS.
Governor Denies a Sheriff's Applica
tion for Troops.
Eoanoke, III , July 29.-The sheriff ot
Wcodforn City received a refusal from Gov.
Tanner atm'dnight last night. Troop3were
requested In anticipation of an invasion of
Roanoke at daylight by l.OQO striking
coal miners, who were loud In their ex--presslons
ot determination to prevent any
miners from going to work this morning'.
Gov. Tanner in reply wired thathe had
no information of any violation of the
law thus far, and that under the circum
stances ho did not feel jutifled in grant-,
ing ttie. request. The invading strikers,
are from Streator, Rutland, Minonk. To
Juca, Winona and other cities. They are
armed with clubs and oiher weapons
and are in a decidedly ugly moGd. Noout
break has occurred et, but It is feared
that unless the working miners drop their
teols theie may be.
Last night's excitement was increased
this morning by the arrival of about 3Q0
of the miners who are marching on thH
place. It Is estimated that there are as
many more about a mile and a quarter out
in the country, and the leaders are keeping
them out of town, haying- learned that the
shciiff was here and had sworn in about
100 deputies. Nobody was working at
the mines this morning, and it is thought
no one will go back to work.
DAM HCHST AT PLA1NFIELD.
Stony Brocvk Overflowed and u Big
Plainfield, N. J., July 29. Bearing a
strain or fifteen acres of water, varying
In depth from ten to twenty-five feet
and augmented for four hours by a great
volume flowing from innumerable streams,
a portion of the dam of the riamfield
Ice and Cold Storage Company at Wash
Ingtonville collapsed last night and pouied
forth a seething current that overflowed
the banks of Stony Brook at that point
and North Plainfield aud inundatPd the
Tne Iowj.iurt alonic the Notch, as the
valley is known, was completely sub
merged. Fencjs, small and frail structures,
foot bridges and the like weie ripped off
their foundations and sent floating down
the debris. Thf lea company estimate their
loss at 53,000, while the loss to other in
dividuals, who have suffered on account
ot the flood, Is roughly put at $23,000 to
Kuee Pants Workers "Winning Ont.
New York, July 29. The striking kneo
pants makers are winning out, and befom
the expiration or the present week it is
likelj th-t all the manufacturers and con
tractors will jield to their demands for aa
increased piece work price ltt and a fifty
nme hour work day. Besides Judge, Brooke
& Co., two other manufacturers have ac
ceded to he demands of the Knee Pants
Makers Union FgVeral hundred of the
strikers returned to work this morning.
The Union Pacific Sale.
Omaha, Nebr., July 29. -The Federal
court met at neon to enter decrees and.
arrange the date ot sale of the Union
Pacific. The Dexter-Ames claim, known
as the first mortgage, was first considered
and a. decree Iwied. The date otsale will
nit bo announced before 4:30 p. m. De
crees on Government claim will not be
entcied this pftemoon. The date of sals
Is likely to be October 1.
Czar Reed In New Yorlr.
New York, July 29. Speaker of the
House Thomas B. Reed was In town today
He is hrayiug at the home of his friend.
Col. A. G. Paine, and with him visited the
down-town business district. Mr. Reed la
on nis way back to Maine.
Swimmer Neumann' Ambition.
Chicago. July 29 TJr PaulNeumann.thc
famous swimmer, will attempt to swim the
English Channel. He will leave for Eng
land the last week In September and will
try to arrange a race with J. Jarvis for
the long-distance championship of the
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