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SCORING THE POLICE,
Testimony of a Reporter Before
the Labor Commission.
DEPUTY MARSHALS NO BETTER.
MA.TSVILLE, KY., FRIDAY, AUGUST SI, 1894
A. Carpenter Ono ol tho Men Who Was In
citing tho People to Rioting Dobs Did
Not Advlso tho Men to Strike A Num
ber of Other Witnesses Testify lloforo
the National Labor Commission.
Chicago, Aug. 81. Chairman Wright
of the natiounl labor commission said
yesterday that up to tho last of this
month the board will have expended
only $1,500 of the $5,000 which is all-
lowed for expeues.
Charles Stewart Wade, in tho legal
employ of tho Rock Island road, but at
the time of tho striko a reporter for a
Chicago morning newspaper, was the
first witness called at tho morning ses
sion. Mr. Wade carefully examined
switches which had been tampered
with, and declared, from a previous
knowledgo of railroading, that none but
railroad employes could have so manip
ulated the complicated system, which
was an inter-locking one. Mr. Wado
testified that ho asked a man who was
inciting a mob to violence, his employ
ment, and was told ho was vice presi
dent of tire carpenters' union. In sev
eral instances ho saw cars overturned,
and witnessed acts of violence.
The police often stood idly by and
watchod these things without interfer
ing, showing evident sympathy with tho
strikers. The witness related tho case
of a striker who pretended to bo wound-
eu vy wiu troops, m oruer to worn up a
feeling against them, but on examina
tion by tho witness, it was found the
man had not a scratch on him. After
ward Mr. Wado was made a captain of
deputy marshals. As such ho and his
men made numerous arrests of men on
gaged in rioting. Sme of theso ho rec
ognized as railroad men. Ho testified
that on ono occasion a man was arrested
for intimidating a workman by a dep
uty marshal within a few yards of a
policeman who would not make tho ar
Numerous instances were related of
disturbances, in some of which non
union men were beaten by strikers.
Names and dates weio given. On one
man a policeman's club and a pah- of
brass knuckles were found. This man
said ho kept theso "to tickle scabs'
heads with." Mr. Wade scored the po
lice force unmercifully, and asserted the
deputy marshals he commanded would
certainly compare favorably with tho
city pplice, the worst two on his force
being ox-members of that force.
Richard Mooney followed. Ho was
present at the meeting of the Rock Isl
and employes at Blue Island when a
strike was declared on that road. Ho
testified that neither Dobs nor Howard
advised the men to striko. Both wore
out of the hall when the voto was
taken. As a reason for striking Mr.
Mooney slid: "Well, I struck because
the rest struck. When thoy quit I
Mr. Mooney related a case where a
deputy marshal wa3 assaultetlby a mob,
while nearly 500 marshals s;od by and
did not interfere. Ho also saw mar
shals stand by while cars were over
turned, and told of instances where non
union men were being assaulted for
wuriuug uy acquaintances wno were
"Deputy Marshal Davidson," said
Mr. Mooney, "bragged beforo me of
setting cars on fire, and said ho would
do it again. Another doputy sat by
and heard him, but did not say a
Tho witness said that beer and tobac
co were furnished in tho yards to any
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mated that the railroads' furnished
them. He himself, had been threat
ened with violence by two men, ono of
whom woro an American Railway
union button, unless he left his engine.
Ho also heard an engineer forced to
take an oath not to work on pain of his
having violence done to him.
W. F. Guyon, who was a reporter for
tho United Press during the strike, told
wiiut no saw 01 mo destruction of rail
road property. He did not think rail
road employes woro engaged in this
work. Ho claimed to have been asked
by eithor Dobs or Howard to help them
apprehend rioters. Ho had often hoard
tho two hoods of tho American Railway
union counsel against strikes.
Mr. Guyon did not boliovo tho larger
Vice President George W. Howard of
tho American Railway union was re
called in rebuttal. In regard to the
meeting at Blue Island, at which it
was alleged by witness yesterday he
used abuMvo languago in regard to
George M. Pullman and counseled vio
lonco, ho admitted ho applied an obsceuo
epithet to Mr. Pullman, but said tho
ujuwiub who uuo m common uso among
railroadmen. Ho also testified ho said
he thought Pullman such a mean man
ho ought to bo hanged, but did not
mean by this to counsol violence, but
simply to show his contempt for the
Ho told tho crowd on that occasion to
beware of railroad sleuths who tried to
break up lodges by arraying Catholics
in them against Protestants, and ho
hoped if anybody caught any of theso
sleuths at thoir work thoy would "tap
them on tho head with a round ond of a
coupling pin." Thowituoss submittod
a list of questions which ho wished to
have put to somo of tho gonoral mana
gers. Theso questions relate to the
hauling of mail trains with Pullman
cars attached. Ho also wan fori Pr.ii.
Mr. Dobs for admission to movJTcertain
things during tho striko."
"That is not truo. I'll give you my
statement in regard to it. We have a,
contract betweou the city of Chicago
and a man named Brounock for remov
ing dead animals. His place of render
ing them is in Indiana somo place He
called at my oilico ono day and he
stated that thero was a train of dead
animals down in tho vard and thov
wero getting offensivo aud he could not
get them out.
"I sent my secretary over to tho head
quarters of tho American Railway union
and thoy sent a crow down to null fchnm
out, but when thoy wont down to report
to tho officials of the railroad they put
them on a train loaded with meat and
they pulled that out a distauoo and
found thoy wer.c deceived and aban
doned tho train. '
OWN THEIR HOMES,
ON THE TAPIS.
Interesting Report Made
the .Census Bureau.
FIRST OP THE KIND ISSUED.
FOURTH CLASS POSTMA3TER3.
Hereafter They Will Have Another Source
Washington, Aug. 31. Hereafter
tho fourth class postmastors will have
another source of revenue to add to the
many that 'now holds in tha smaller set
tlements. He now can act as a notary
public for pensioners and witnesses in
pension cases only and can charge tho
pensioner, not exceeding 25 cents, for
each vouchor to which he affixes tho
seal of his office. Tho new anthnrit.v
and emoluments in the village post
master sprung from an act approved on
me aa insc., wnicn "requires, empow
ers and authorizes" them to "adminis
ter any and all oaths required to bo
mode by pensioners and their witnesses
in the execution of their vouchers, with
like offect and forco as officers having u
seal; and such postmaster shall ailix tho
stamp of his office to his signature to
The law includes all manner of mm.
sion cases, in which an oath is required,
including vouchers for the regular
quarterly payinoutd. This authority to
tho fourth class postmasters does "not
mean that a notary, who has heretofore
taken pensioners' depositions, can do so
no longer; on the contrary, it is stipu
lated expressly that they may do so.
The law was passed at tho instance of
congressmen representing country dis
tricts, which are but spursalv settled
and is to save travel on the part of pen
sioners. The pension office is anxlmis.
they should have notice of tho changed
conditions made by the law.
ALLEGED PENSION FRAUD.
Two Women LuyliiR Clulm as Widows of
tho feuiue Husband.
Valparaiso, lud., Aug. 31. Jere
miah F. Pittman, a special pension
agent, arrived here last evening to in
vestigate u pension case, wherein two
women are trying to secure a pension as
widows of tho lato Walter D. Cord.
Mrs. Cord. No. i. MA with imi. ,,.
what was supposed to lie a certified copy
Of the 13,000, IBS l'ainlllcs in tho Whole
Country, Almost 48 Per Cent, Own Their
Farms nnil Humus, nnd the Rest Hire
Unincumbered Homos in Cities Com
pared With tho Country.
Washington, Aug. 31. Tho census
office gave to tho public yesterday tho
principal results of tho investigation of
farmer homo proprietorship in all of tho
states and territories. This is tho first
investigation of the kind ever conducted
in any country. Of tho 13, 090, 152. fam
ilies in tho whole country, almost 48 per
tcuuuii wiuir iarms and nomes, and
tho rest hire. Of tho families owning
farms and homos almost 28 r rant
have incambrauces aud ovor 72 per cent
have no incumbrance Tho number of
resident owners of laud in tho United
States is 0,000,417, to which must be
added any land owners who may bo
living in tenant familios.
The farm familios number 4,070.170.
of winch 00 per cent own their farms
and tho others biro. Of the owning
families over 28 ner cent havo incn.ni.
branco on their farms. In 1880 25.60
per cent of the farms wero hired.
In tho cities that contain over 100,000
population, there are 1,948,834 home
families, of which almost 23 per cent
own and 77 per cent hiro, while of the
owning familios 3 per cent own subject
to incumbrance. Among the cities hav
ing 100,000 population and over, New
York has tho highest percentage of
homo tenancy, uo.irly 93.07; Boston is
next, with 81.57; Brooklyn third, with
oi.14; .jersoy uity iourth, 81.20, aud
Cincinnati fifth, with 80.82. Tho per
centage for Baltimore is 73.94; Buffalo,
(S0.08; Chicago, 71.27; Cleveland, 00.90;
Denver, 70.89; Minneapolis, 03.80; New
Orleans, 78.51; Philadelphia, 77.24; St.
Louis, 73.53; St. Paul, 59.80; San Fran
cisco, 78.40, and Washington 74.80. Tho
smallest percentage 50 represents Ro
chester. Briuging the urban nooulatinn inrn
contrast with tho non-urban population.
almost 44 per cent of 4,224,500 home
families living outside of cities and
towns of 8,000 people, own their homes
and 50 per cout hire. Of tho owning
families 77 per cent own without in
cumbrance. Tho valuo of tho 1,090,800 incumbered
farms and homes is $5,087,290,009, and
tho incumbrances aggregate $2,132,949,
503, or 87.50 per cont of the valuo.
Of the incumbrance on farms and
homes, over 22 per cent bears interest
at rates lo?s than 0 por cent; 34 per cent
New York IJulldluc Trade
Agulngt tho Rnrnls.
New York, Aug. 31. It is probable
that ono of the greatest strikes this'city
has over witnessed will bo inaugurated
Sept. 1. Tho building trades' confer
ouco appealed some timo ago to tho
board of walking delegates to tako
some steps looking toward tho abolition
of tho system adopted by a groat many
contracts of employing materials pro
duced by cheap or convict labor. Tho
board investisatad tho nomnlnliit.. n.ri
last March gavo notice to architects and
uunuers and contractors that if tho
practico of employing tho materials in
question was continued after Sept. 1, of
tins year, strikes would bo authorized
on evoiy building affectod.
Many contractors signified their in
tention of complying with tho board's
demands, but the great majority failed
even in replying. Tho board of walk
ing delegates again took tho subject un-
uer uuvisumeiit and unanimously adopt
ed tho resolution to order strikes as in
dicated in the notice of last March
The resolution will go into effect Sept
1. Accordingly, on and after that date
any walking dolegate is empowered to
order a striko without any iurther for
mality on any building where the ob
jectionable material is employed.
President Bausch of the building trades
conference, and who is also eeorotary of
tho board of walking dolomites Aa n
, ,, , ,, f. -o -, - -
reporter mac me practice of the build
ers in getting material from rural dis
tricts where labor is cheap has driven
laborers away from the metropolis.
"Workiugmen who are compelled to
pay high rents hero," ho said, "can not
possibly hope to compete with suburban
laborers 'j hose living expenses are im
measureaoly cheaper. And as for com
peting with convict labor.it is entirely
out ol the question. Contractors, after
all, gain but very little bv mnulnvinn-
iuuwiiiu luraeu out Dy sucli laborers.
Wlulo to the workincrinen tho InsiHa
great. Tho board of walking delegates
has therefore concluded that tho only
way to check tho evil is by declaring a
Btrike-agtrinst every contractor who uses
tho obnoxious material on any of his
FIGHT1U IN SAMOA
Warring Tribes Come In Con
flict With Each Other.
EIGHT 02 TEN PEOPLE KILLED.
It Wus in a
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m mo recorus oi me sorter county cir- " W1 rut0 OI u per cent; aa per cout at
uuiv yuurc, wnerem jo. l nad been di- ru
The copy bore tho official seal of the
clerk of, the court, and was signed by
tho judge. But so far such a decree has
not oeen found on the dockot. Mr.
Pattman thinks he has found a neat
Piece of forgery. He will'pr)be it to
the bottom. The pension to bo received
by tho rightful widow amounts to
nearly !j,ooo buck pay and $12 a
Excitement Ovor n Murder.
Huntington, W. Va., Aug. 31.
Much excitement prevailed in Lincoln
county yesterday over the arrest of
John P. Riton, his son Elias, and Mil
ton Cross, on the charge of being ac
complices in the killing of Albert
Keyser. a nrominenfc nitiuMi. Inaf s.ifn
day. While the men were being guard
ed at tho house of Sheriff Adkius a
mob appeared to lynch them. Tho offi
cers freed tho threo men and told them
to run for their lives, and they did so.
Thoy aro now hiding in tho mountains.
The good peoplo have taken the law
into thoir hands' and propose to stop tho
frequent assassinations in that couuty.
Now at Gray Gables.
Buzzard's Bay, Mass., Aug. 31.
President Cleveland is once more with
his family and settled down for a short
vacation at Gray Gables. Tho light
house tender John Rogers with tho
president aud party was sighted in the
bay off hero about 10 o'clock vnsterdnv.
and soon after she arrived at u point oppo
site Gray Gables and headod in toward
tho wharf. About 10:30 tho president
with Secretary Thurbor and Dr. Bryant
disembarked and proceeded to tho presi
dent's cottage. Mr. Clovoland appeared
to bo in excellent health.
Clulms For Sueur llountlc.
Washington, Aug. 31. Tho secre
tary of the treasury has decided that,
under tho terms of the now tariff bill.
paymonts of sugar oounties on claims
already filed can not bo legally mado.
It is not donied that persons who havo
filed claims for sugar produced during
tho last year may not havo a insfc olnim
against tho government, tho only con
tention being that under tho terms of
tho now law it is mado illogul for tho
60crotary to pay them.
Hun Over by a Train.
Galupolis, O., Aug. 31. Lulu Rus
sell, aged 14, was run ovor and instant
ly killed by the northbound Kanawha
and Michigan passenger train last night.
The accident occurred 12 miles above
here. Miss Russell was subject to opi
leptic fits, and ono overcame her wlulo
she was walking on tho track. Em
gineer McDauiel saw tho unfortunate
girl lying on the traok, and reversed his
engine, nut it was too lato.
rates greater than 0 por cent, and 11 ner
win, uo rums greater man a per cent.
Tho average of valuo of each owned
and incumbered farm in t.ho United
States is 3,444; of each incumbered
home, !t3,250, and the average incum
brance on each of the farms is $1,224;
on each incumbered home, 1,203.
Tho 880.957 forms sublet, tn fnnnm.
branco aro worth $3,054,923,105, and tho
incumbrance is 1,035,095,900. or 85.55
per cent of the value. Tho 809,933
homes subject to incumbrance aro val
ued at $22,032,374,004, and tho incum
brance is $1,040,953,603, or S9.77 per
cent of the value.
The cities of 8,000 to 100,000 popula
tion have 214,013 incumbered homes oc
cupied by owners, worth $739,340,087,
with an incumbrance amounting to
$jva,uii,vi-i, wnicn is au.55 per cent of
Mobile. Auir. 31. Tim iiv rf n
murdered man was found yesterday in
car No. 11450 of tho Kansas City, Fort
8cott aud Memphis railroad, sealed and
containing grain consigned to Cleveland
Brothers, this city. The car 1 cached
here over the Louisville aud Nashville
road via tho Birmingham aud Kansas
City road. Tho car was sealed on both
sides with seal No. 182 of tho Missouri,
Kansas and Texas railway, and tho
eeols wero covered with blood.
A switchman in tho I.nniavilla nnH
Nashville yards, attracted by tho stench
yiueeoiung irom mo car, broke ono seal
and opened tho door. The body was
found lying on tho grain and blood had
soaked through tho floor of tho car.
Tho coroner examined the lody and
found eight wounds in tho back and
side of the head, mado with a blunt in
strument. Letters and papers found indicate that
tho dead man's name was Charles A.
W. Mason, and his home .Tnnlhi Mr.
Tho deceased is about 45 years of age,
six feet tall and index finger of right
hand had been cut off at second joint.
It is thought that tho man was knocked
in the head by a railroad employe at
tho station represented by the number
of tho seal and his body put into the car
and sealed up by the murderer.
In tho cities of 100,000 population aud
over the value of tho 108, 159 incumbered
homes, occupied by owners, is $93-1,191,-811,
and theso homes aro incumbered
for $303,029,883, or for 42.07 per cent of
in me country outside of cities and
towns of 8,000 people and ovor, tho value
of the 427,101 incumbered homos occu
pied oy owners is $U58,337.00fl, and the
incumbrance is $801,811,790, or 37.70 per
cent of the valuo.
In tho cities having at least 100,000
population, $5,555 represents tho aver
igo of each owned and incumbered
home. New York has tho highest
valuo-19,200; San Francisco second,
with $7,903; Brooklyn third, with $7,'
349; Omnha fourth, with $7,179, and
wosnington mm. with S7.IW4. Ti.n
annual interest charge on each owned
and incumbered homo in theso cities is
$134. The highest amount being $438
in Now York, and tho lowest amount'
mg to $38, in Louisville. Denver has
tho highest avorage rate of interest on
tho incumbrance on owned and in
cumbered homes, uamoly, 7.87 per cent,
and Now Orleans is second, with 7.80
per cent; Now York has tho lowest rate.
-x.vu uui .ujb. mill xjuhLuu Kriinna nnv
with 6.14 per cent.
Ovor 74 per cent of tho incumbrance
on owned farms was incurred in buying
real estate and making improvements
and over 83 per cout of tho incumbrance
was for tho purpose of buying and im
proving real ostate, invosting in busi
ness, etc. Ovor 81 por cent of tho in
cumbranco on homes was incurred from
tho secure purchase mouoy and to make
Chicago, Aug. 81. Secretary Koli
hor of the American Railway union
aud Mayor Hopkins testified at tho aft
ernoon session Thursday. After tho
hearing tho conimissibn adjourifod to
meet in Washington on Sept. 20.
Hall rark Gramlitand llurnoa.
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nfT"M' SP A"" nas
"WO understand that it has bnnn . TiX , , , Pri was aesproyea ny,
Btatej. in .the HStu&& appVd I to JSfi"odo6k yosterdar trough in-
Collision of Train.
Ottumwa, la., Aug. 81, Freight
trains collided noar Clovoland, a small
station on the. Burlington railroad yes
terday. Gus Slarkmai tho eugineor,
was instantly killed aild Ed Walker,
fireman, fatally injured.
OF THEM KILLED.
Threshing Euslno Kx pi odes ana Several
1'eoplo Aro Killed.
St. Paul, Aug. 81. A Fergus Falls
(Minn.) special to The Pioneer Press
says: Tho engine of Knudson & Thor
sen, who were threshing in Stouybrook,
Grant county, oxoloded vosrnrdnv nmm.
ing after running sometime. Hank
Knudson, one of the proprietors, was
engineor. Ho was badly crushed aud
died instantly. His father, Kuute Han
son, wus firing and the top of his head
was snoved off and his brains scattered.
Tollof Andorson, aged 80 years, was
feeding, 75 feet away, when a piece of
the boiler went through his thigh, in
juriughim so that ho died in a few
Hans Thorsen, aged 28, one of the
owners, was driving tho water tank and
was about 80 feet away. Ho was badly
scalded but may survive.
uotii onus or tho boiler was blown out
and carried a long distance.
Tho causo of tho explosion is not
known, as all who woro near enough to
havo seen tho tronblo wero killod.
CLOUDBURST IN TEXAS.
Two Town Flopded nnd Considerable
St. Louis, Aug. 31. A special to The
Republio from San Antonio, Tox., says:
News has just roached here by private
telegrams thatja cloudburst flooded tho
town of Waldo, tho county seat of
Waldo county, eight miles west of tho
Southern Pacific, and tho town nf
Dhanis, Medina county, 50 miles west,
After miduicht the water in tlm
Uvaldo was threo .feet deep, and tho
population took refuge on high ground.
Three peoplo woro drowned. In Dhanis
two peoplo woro drownad. Tho bridges
and approachos of tho Southern Paciflo
wero washed away, whioh will stop
trains for a week.
1 ! 1 IIH r-awas
Illver Tow boot llurnod.
Baton Rouge, La., Aug. 31. Tho
Sam Milly, a Pittsburg towboat whioh
has been engaged hqre for somotimo in
local business, caught fire last night and
burnod to tha water's edge. Tho boat
was viuuuu ac $10, wu, J
IJrltlsh and Gorman Warihlps Stationed
at ApU lutorfeio and Stop tho Disturb
ance 1'ur tho Time llelng DetuiN of tho
Aflulr Id ought to .111 FruuolHco by the
San Francisco, Aug. 81. Tho
steamer Mariposa, which arrived yes
terday evening from Sydney, Auckland,
Apia and Honolulu, brings nows of
further fighting among tho natives of
Samoa aud forcible interference of Brit
ish and German warships btationed at
Apia. Tho details aro given in the fol
lowing special correspondence to the
Apia, Samoa, Aug. 15. The ships of
Great Britain and Germany havo at last
token action with a viow of ending tho
native disturbances which havojhereto
fore appeared to be interminable. Two
skirmishes had token place between the
warring tribes, resulting in the killing
of eight or 10 natives and the wounding
of many more, ond besides tho natives
had become short of food, not having
planted or looked after their crop., and
they had taken to stealing from foreign
ers throughout tho island.
Their mode of living produced a great
deal of illness, much suffering and
many deaths, so that in tho interests of
common humanity interference by the
powers became absolutely necessary.
Something had to be done to put 11 stop
to the so-called warfare. It was with
this end in view that the dinlomatio
and naval officers held several confer
ences. The ultimate result was a reso
lution to notify the rebels thoy must
disperso from their fortified stronghold
at La Tuanuu,; or suffer a shelling from
the guns of the warships.
911 Friday Aug. 10, tho British war
ship Cnracoa and the German warship
Buzzard, left Apia for Latnayuu Ar
rived there, the rebel chiefs were called
on board the gunboats mid informed
their stronghold would lo bombarded
at 9 o'clock tho following morning.
During Friday night, however, tho
rebels ovacuated tho nlaco. On Nnrnr.
day morning tho fortifications wero
shelled by the warships and all but de
stroyed. The king's warriors had been
sent overland to co-oporato with the
gunboats in the attack on the rebels.
When tho bombarding gunners hud
finished their work King Malietoa's
warriors were siguallod to advance and
occupy the deserted position. Before
the rebel warriors evacuated LuTuaimu
they sot fire to all tho huts in the vicin
ity, as well as their fort, the destruction
of which the bombarders fin'shm!. imri
destroyed all tho breadfruit trees which
were growing near. Tho naval author
ities again communicated with the robel
chiefs and ordered them to disperse and
surrender their rifles. Instead of obey
ing tho mandate, however, tho rebels
moved off toward Satuofata, which is
less than 15 miles from Apia, and it was
decided to again advance upon them.
AMBUSCADED BY REDSKINS.
A Mexican Ofllcer Munai;vs to Win a
San Diego, Cal., Aug. 81. Details of
another ambuscade of yesterday with
tho Indians on Mexican troops havo been
received. On July 28 45 men of the
Fourteenth battalion loft a place called
The Pilares for Cruz Depiedre, and from
mero started on mo 30th for Rio Yaqui
near the outpost of Los Guasimas. They
were ambuscaded in a thickly wooded
part of tho road by a party of about 100
Indians, who had divided themselves on
each side of tho road. At the first fire
delivered at pistol range, nino federals
dropped. Captain Gomes, in command,
rallied his men on tho defensive a littlo
out 01 me ambuscade.
When tho Indians attacked, the
troops furiously resisted, but wero ro
pulsed more than once. Thr fitriif. inaf.
ed moro than an hour and a half, the
federals remaining in possession of the
2 uiT While somo of the Indians wero
fighting, tho remainder stole the bag
gago, animals, money and as much of
the ammunition of the troops as they
could carry off. It was noted that two
Indian women and six or eight Indian
boys woro among tho combatants of tho
federals. Twelve men wern killod o'v
wounded, tho wife of a sergeant killod
and a girl of 8 and a boy of 0 wero
wounded slightly. Four Indians wore
killed and 27 slightly wounded and
taken prisoners. Captain Gomes will
be courtniartialcd at Torin.
Commodore Gorry Would Accept.
17 ""K AuS- 31.-Commodore
Jildndfjo T. Gerrv has Ikvmi nHli it t,
would accept the Tammany nomination
for mayor, and ho has the matter under
consideration. Ho is expected to have
his answer ready by tho timo Mayor
Gilroy gets back from Europo, which
will be a week from Saturday.
Sparrod Ton Itoundi.
Washington, Aug. 31. Georgo Sid
dons of New Orleans and Jaok Bolon of
viuuiunau sporrou 10 rounds last night
at tho Enroka Athletic club. Bolon had
the boat of tho fight pretty much all the
way through uud sovoroly punished his
opponent. Referee Duffeo awarded tho
fight to Bolon.
Diiatroug Flro in China.
Hong-Kong, Aug. 81. Thero has
been a disastrous firo among tlfo voasols
anchored in the Canton rivor. Kun
drods of flower boats woro consumed
and 1,000 natives, who wero aboard tho
vessels, perished, oither through fire or