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Results of the Gathering of Labor
Leaders at St. Louis.
The Plmtform Setting Forth the Idem of
the Delegates Laborer Asked to
Contribute the Earnings of
Friday, September 3.
St. Louis, Sept. 1. The labor con
tention at Masonic hall debated at
length a report from the committee on
resolutions and plans of action con
cerning the future course of the miners'
The report set apart Friday, Septem
ber 3, a day on which all labor organ
izations and their friends shall con
tribute to the relief of the miners. It
further declared that if the strike be
not ended by September 20 a mass con
vention be held at Chicago, September
87, to consider the course then to be
It inveighed at length against "gov
ernment by federal injunction," and
alled attention in a threatening man
ner to that provision of the federal
constitution, providing that citizens
have the right to bear arms.
During the prolonged discussion, in--which
Eugene V. Debs and J. R. Sov
ereign took part, there were evidences
of extreme dissatisfactoa with the
.committee's report, most of the speak
ers arguing that it was "all sound and
fury, signifying nothing."
A number of the orators talked calm
ly of shot-guns and violence, but these
were not very enthusiastically received,
since they failed to make it clear who
.and what were to be aimed at.
The section of the report providing
"for a collection to support the miners
was adopted. Its scope can only be
realized when the figures are consid
ered. M. D. Ratchford, president of the
United Mine Workers' union, says
there are 1,500,000 union laborers in
the country. One day's pay foijVhese
laborers will amount to S5.000.00u, Mr.
.Ratchford thinks, but he says the num.
iber of laborers may be 3,000,000, and
'that will increase the amount to over
The fears of the more watchful fathers of the
republic have been justified. The juilii-iary has
become supreme. We witness a political pne
. nomenon absolutely new in the history of the
' world; a republic prostrate at the feet of the
judges appointed to administer the laws. They
acknowledge no superior.
Under the cunning form of injunctions courts
have assumed to enact criminal laws and, after
41ius drawing to themselves the power of leifis
iation, hare repealed the bill of rurhts and for
violations of these court-mada laws have denied
the accused the right of a trial byjury. Tbeexer
clseof the commonest rights of freemen the
right of assembly, the right of free speech, the
(Fight of traveling the public highways have
by legislation, under injunctions, been made a
crime, and armed forces disperse as mobs peo
ple daring in company to exercise these rights.
At its last term the supreme court of the United
. States decided that the thirteenth amendment,
forbidding -involuntary servitude," is not vio
lated by arresting a seaman, imprisoned him
till his vessel is ready to leave port, and then
forcibly putting him on board to serve out the
term of his contract, a decision under which
the old fugitive slave laws may yet be revived,
and striking laborers besieged and returned to
the service of their masters.
Having drawn to themselves all the powers
-of the federal government until co ngresses and
presidents may act only by judicial permis
:sion, the federal judges have begun the
.tiubjugation of sovereign states, so that,
unless a check is soon put upon the
progress of usurpation, in a short time no
.government, but the absolute dispotism of fed
eral judges will exist anywhere over any por
tion of American soil. The pending strike of
coal miners, starved to feebleness by their
scant wages for arJuous and dangerous toil;
the pending strike for the right to be fool
enough to make labor possible, has been pro
lific of judicial usurpation, showing the will
ingness of judi -ial despots to report to the niot
.shameless defiance of decency as well as of law
and humanity in order to enable heartless
avarice to drive its hungry serfs back to the
mines to faint and die at their drudgery; and
there remains to-day not one guaranteed right
.of American citizens the exercise of which an
Injun tion has not somewhere mde a crime.
Startled by these subversions of constitu
tional liberty, we have met as American citi
zens to counsel together, and have come to the
.following conclusions, that:
Whekkas, The present strike of the coal
miners has a-ain demonstrated the fact that
our so-called liberty is njt fre.'d m but is a
-stupendous sham, under which millions are de
generating, while hundreds of thousands m u,
women and children are starving in hovels and
.on the pulHc highways.
Whekkas, This condition has become per
manent for a large an-.l ever-increasing number
of our population, as ion; as we permit a com
paratively small ciats of legalized exploiters to
monopolize the means of production and dis
tribution for theirprivate beneflt a fact again
- obvious in the case of the miners.
Whekkas, Appeals to congress and the courts
for relief are fruitless, since the legislative as
well as the executive and judicial powers are
under the control of the capitalist class, so that
dl has come to pass in this "free country" that
while cattle and swine have a right to the pub
lic highway Americans, so-called free men,
Whekkas, Our capitalist class, as is again
shown in the pre ent strike, is arm xl. and has
Slot only po.Uemen. marshals, sheriffs and dep
uties, but also a regular army and militia at it i
-command, in order to enforce government by
.injunction, uppresing lawful assemblage, free
peecli and the runts to the public high nays
srhil - on the other hand the laboring men of the
country are unarmed and defenseless, contrary
to the words and the spirit of the constitution
of the United States, therefore be it
Betoieed, That we hereby set apart Friday,
September 3. 1897, as a "Good Friday" for tue
-cause of suffering labor in America, and con
tribule the earni .gs of that day to the support
of our struggling brothers, the miners, and ap
peal to every friend of labor turoughout the
country to do likewise.
lUtolrii. That if the str ke of the miner s is
not settled by Septem.ierd), isy7, ani announce
ment made to that ell . -i t by the president of t ie
ITnited Mine Workers, a general convention at
Chicago on Monday. September -"7, IK'JS. be held
by the repre-entatives of all unions, sections,
branches, lodges and kinired organizations of
laboring men and friends of their cause, for the
purpose of considering further measures in the
interest of the industrial masses and labor in
Kaotoed, That we consider the use of the bal
Jot as the best and safest means for the ameli
oration of the hardships under which the la
boring class suffers.
ltttolnd. That the public ownership of all
jnines and railroads is one of the most neces
sary reforms of our body politic.
lUtolctd, That we most emphatically protest
against government by injunction, wuich plays
havoc with even such political lilierty as work
ingmen have saved from the steady encroach
jnentof capitalization, and be, finally,
Jtetolred. That no nation in which the people
are totally disarmed can long remain a free na
tion, and, therefore we urge upon all liberty
loving citizens to remember and obey article I
of the constitution of the United States, which
read as follows:
The right of the people to keep and bear
Arms sh .11 not be infringed.
if tar the platform and resolutions of
the committee were eat of the way
and most of the seat were empty, a
resolution was adopted authorizing the
chairman to name a committee of five
to issue a call for the Chicago conven
tion September 27, on the following
basis of representation: One dele
gate for each local union, and two
for each congressional district.
Only wage-workers, farmers and
well-known friends of labor will be
eligible as delegates. The chairman
named the following committee to is
sue the official call: J. R. Sovereign,
Eugene Debs;tOConnell, of the Ma
chinists' union; Mahon, of the Street
Railway union, and Donnelly of the
Trades and Labor union.
AV. Marble, of Burden, I1L, said he
had returned from Arkansas with
8'.OXttO contributed from the miners of
that state for the Illinois strikers.
The chairman announced that all
money collected September 8 for tn
striking miners should be sent to V. C
I'earce, secretary of the United Mine
AVorkers, Columbus, O.
Mr. Ratchford thanked the conven
tion in a short speech for what it had
done in behalf of the striking miners,
and expressed regret that the president
had not been asked to convene con
gress with a view to restricting the
federal courts from interfering with
the rights of strikers.
Before Mr. Ratchford had time tc
take his seat, W. D. Ryan, of Illinois,
offered such a resolution, and it was in
stantly adopted, and the officers of tht
convention instructed to so notify the
The usual complimentary resolution!
were adopted, and a protest against
the Armour Packing Co. at Kansas
City, Kas., and then the greatest con
vention of speech-makers that ever as
sembled in St. Louis was at an end.
It would be difficult at this time to
predict the most important business
transacted by the convention. Just
before adjournment resolutions were
adopted calling upon the president of
the United States to convene con
gress in special session to define the
jurisdiction of federal courts in the
matter of issuing injunctions, and
calling upon the coal miners of Mis
souri, Kentucky, Kansas and other
states who are still at work to join the
striking miners in Illinois, Pennsylva
nia, West Virginia and other localities.
Doubts were freely expressed as to
whether Senator Mark ilanna would
permit the president to convene con
gress for the purpose of limiting the
jurisdiction of the federal courts in
dealing with strikers, and others freely
expressed the opinion that wen if con
gress were convened for suet 4 purpose,
no laws would be enacted V,terfering
with the power now exercisrd by the
The resolution calling upon the coal
miners in Missouri, Kentucky, Kansas,
Iowa and other state to joit- in the
strike may prove of much consequence.
Members of the convention, who
claimed to speak for these miners, said
they would join the strike if called
upon to do so. In the states named,
aud also the Indian territory, pretty
much all the miners are at work
and have been for a long time. They
are better otf than the miners any
where east of the Mississippi river, ac
cording to accredited reports, aud
prior to last night no doubts were ex
pressed from any official quarter that
they would remain at work. There
are about 10,000 coal miners employed
Resolutions adopted by the conven
tion, after ci;flit hours of speech-making,
denounce the interference of
courts by injunction against strikers,
set apart a day for contributions to
the miners, cull a second convention
to meet in Chicago, aud contain doc
trines palliating almost every ele
ment that comprised the remark
able convention save the advo
cates of single tax. Advocates of the
theories of Jlcury lieorgc were on hand
early and late, and, headed by Col. II.
Martin Williams, of Missouri, their
presence was made known at all times,
and an hour before the close a deter
mined effort was made to inculcate
some of their doctrines into the resolu
tions, but they failed. The socialists
were too strong for them.
The convention was made up of ele
ments of humanity that are invariably
replete with theories w hich do not har
monize well in such a strangely mixed
assembly, aud yet nearly every faction,
except the Single Tax league, ex
pressed satisfaction when adjourn
ment was reached. The only organ
ization affiliating in the proceedings
which did not have a full quota of ora
tors present was the musical union.
It furnished some excellent music, hut
Otherwise was not heard.
FARMERS' NATIONAL CONGRESS
The Opening Session in the Minnesota
St. Paul, Minn.. Sept. 1. The sev
enteenth meeting of the farmers na
tional congress of the United States
was called to order at the capitol, in
the hall of representatives, by Presi
dent It. F. Clayton, of Indianola, la.
The opening session was not largely
attended, compared with what is ex
pected later, but Secretary Sethal's ad
vioes warrant the prediction that the
congress will be very well attended
when the high water mark is reached.
The delegates representation in the
congress does not, at its maximum, ex
The morning session was devoted
. largely to the matter of a formal wel
come, and following an invocation by
Archbishop Ireland, the congress wa
greeted, on behalf of the city
of St. Paul, by Mayor Doras;
in behalf of the agricultural
society, by President Weaver,
of that organization; on behalf cf the
state by Gov. Clough, and to these ad
dresses, respectively, responses on be
half of the congress were made by
John M. StahL of Illinois, secretary of
the congress, and lion. B. F. Clayton,
of Iowa, president.
Died at Manltoa, CoL
Colorado Sprinqs, Col., Sept. L
William L. Glasgow, president of the
St Charles Car Co.. of St. Louis, diss
in Mapitou las, night.
THE BOMB THROWERS
Make Another Attempt I'pon the Lire of
President Faure on His Ketnrn to Paris
from Kussia Again the Deadly Messen
ger Hangs Fire nnd Explodes Three Ml re
ntes After the President Passes the Spot
Paris, Sept. 1. President Faure ar
rived at the Northern Railroad station,
from Dunkirk, at six o'clock last even
ing, lie was received there by the
president of the chamber of deputies,
M. Brisson; the president of the senate,
M. Laubet; the general in command of
the Paris garrison and his staff, and
the municipal councillors. After lis
tening to short speeches of welcome,
the president entered a landau and pro
ceeded to Elysee palace, by way of the
Rue Lafayette, the opera, the Made
leine and the Place de la Concorde.
Enormous cowds of people lined the
roads and the president was warmly
acclaimed. All the balconies were
filled with spectators and the waving
of hauukerchiefs and Hags was to be
seen on all sides.
Three minutes after the president
had passed the Madeleine, a bomb
was exploded inside the railing around
Two arrests followed immediately
and the railed enclosure was closed by
the police, who began an active inves
tigation into the outrage.
Nobody was injured by the explo
sion, but the affair, following so
closely upon others of a similar na
ture, caused the greatest excitement.
The persons inside the railings were
minutely examined by the police be
fore they were allowed to leave.
The fragments of the bomb found by
the police resemble those in the Bois
du Boulogne on June 13 last, and on
the Place de la Concorde on June 10
last. It consisted of an iron tube
filled with an explosive and loaded
Previous Attempts I'pon the Life of Presi
Paris, Sept. 1. When President
Faure left Paris for Dunkirk, on his
way to Russia, on August 18, a scene of
great excitement followed. Ten min
utes after his departure, and while the
crowds were returning along the route
followed by the president, a bomb was
exploded at the boulevard Magenta
and the Rue Lafayette, in front of the
restaurant Duval. Scraps of paper
were found about the scene of this ex
plosion inscribed "Vive la Liberte,"
and "Vive la Plogne," seemingly
pointing to the fact that the
author of the explosion of August 18
was the same unknown individual who
caused the recent explosion in the
Bois de Boulogne and on the Place de
M. (iirard, the directorof the munici
pal laboratory, who examined the re
mains of the bomb, said he regarded it
as a serious attempt upon the part of a
militant anarchist. The bomb was
properly constructed and would hare
caused great damage, but that the
'.ube was cracked.
THE WAR IN INDIA.
Great Keller Felt iu OnH-inl Circles at Bom
bay Disquieting t-w8 from JuetLa o
Heavy r ighting Keported.
Bombay, Sept 1. Great relief is felt
in official circles here at the news that
the tribesmen, who on Monday blocked
the Kohat pass have been dispersed.
Col. Gordon's column of troops pro
ceeded toward Kohat from Peshawur
Dispatches received from Peshawur
yesterday say that all is quiet. Occa
sional shots are exchanged between
the advance posts and the insurgents.
A cavalry rcconuoissauce was made
at daybreak yesterday, in force, so far
as the entrance of the Khyber pass,
without the discovery of auy of the
The notorious mullah of Iladdah,
who has been at the bottom of a great
deal of the present trouble, is reported
to have refused to send assistance to
the Afridis, who begged him for aid.
The mullah announces his intention
of immediately attacking the khan of
Dir on account of the latter's friend
ship for the British. The Dirs troops
are all watching the frontier. .
The mullah lias been joined by large
numbers of tribesmen from Afghan
Disquieting news has been received
from (Juetta, the British military post
in Beloochistan. The tribesmen have
assembled on the hills about the Much
Muskaf-Bolan railroad in such num
bers that the authorities have tele
graphed to the governor general, the
carl of Elgin, asking for reinforce
ments of artillery and a heavy force of
infantry. Other signs of coming trou
ble in this region are found in the
flight into the territory of the ameer
of Afghanistan of two important
chiefs, the heads of the Bungalasi aud
Two artillery lasears and four
coolies, who were working upon a re
doubt near the llarrar railroad, eight
miles from (juetta, have been killed by
The native levies in that district are
generally considered unreliable.
The Uhlan Pass Strongly Held by Bazotls.
Peshawur, Sept. 1. Khawaschan,
one of the most influential khans of
the Afridis, has joined the tribes in the
Khyber pass. His house here has been
seized by the authorities.
The Uhlan pass, through which the
Peshawur column is trying to reach
Kohat, is reported to be strongly held
by Bazotis. Heavy fighting is antici
pated. There have been many sun
strokes among the different columns
operating against the enemy.
The Vault Broken Open, but the Remains
Not Interfered With.
San Jose, Cal., Sept. L The vault
in Oak Hill cemetery owned by the
Uribner family was broken open Mon
day night, and the big marble slab
over the coffin containing the remains
of Mrs. Dr. Spranger was torn from
its place in the solid cement and ma
sonry. The body was not disturbed,
although the sliding door on top of the
casket was pushed back and the re
mains exposed. The authorities an
President Fanre's Dispatch to the Caar on
Ills Beturn to France and the Caara
Keply An Exchange of Pretty Compli
ments. Paris, Sept. 2. It was given out yes
terday that upon the arrival of Presi
dent Faure at Dunkirk Tuesday morn
ing he sent adispatch to the czar saying:
At the moment I place my feet once more
upon the soil of France my first thought is tot
your majesty and the whole Russian nation.
The magnificent and cordial reception given tc
the president of the republic calls forth
throughout France a feeling of joy and emo
tion. It will leave in our hearts an ineffaceable mem
ory. I beg your majesty once more to accept tht
expression of my thanks and the wishes enter
tained for your majestiy's happiness and that
of the empress and the imperial family, and foi
the grandeur and prosperity of Kussix
The czar replied to this message from
the Lazelky palace, at Warsaw. He
The empress and myself are extremely
grateful for your kind words just sent to us. II
is with pleasure that I shall preserve the mem
ory of the visit paid by the president of the
republic to Russia, whose heart has once more
beaten in unison with that of France.
RAPID PROGRESS BEING MADE.
British Organizing Punitive Expeditions
Against Insurgent Tribesmen.
Bombay, Sept. 2. Military move
inents are reported from many placet
and rapid progress is made in the or
ganization of the punitive expeditions
being sent against the insurgent tribes
men. CoL Gordon's column of troops from
Peshawur has arrived safely at Kohal
without having met with any opposi
tion on the part of the insurgents.
The Afridis. according to the latest
reports, have apparently left tde Khy
The British post at Gazarbund,
Beloochistan. which was held by native
levies, was attacked on Sunday nigh)
last by a number of Brahuis, who mur
dered and robbed the levies and some
travellers who had sought refuge
Many new signs of disaffection an
reported from various points along th
THE PUBLIC FINANCES.
Debt Statement for the Month of August
Cash Balance on Hand.
Washington, Sept. 2. The monthly
statement of the public debt, issued at
the treasury department, shows the
debt, less cash in the treasury, to be
Sl,008,335,l'Jl, which is an increase foi
the month of SI 4,83.475. This in
crease is accounted for by a correspond
ing decrease in the amount of cash on
hand. The debt is recapitulated at
Interest bearing debt SS47,."C5.540
debt on which interest has ceased since
maturity Sl..'i:iii.2S0; debt bearing no in
terest S374.1U4. 54. Total,Sl,22(,80l,32T.
Thisamount,however. does not include
S-93,!ftl,,J53 in certificates and treasury
notes outstanding, which are offset by
an equal amount of cash in the
The cash in the treasury is classified
as follows: Gold, 51Sl,'j:;4.Hi."; silver.
S19.:5li8,4Sii; paper, Sl:ii), 47,004; bonds,
disbursing officers' balances, etc., SIS,-
115,051; total, SS5S,145.2i7, against
which there are demand liabilities out
standing amounting to S.i:;i,5(i4.1G(J.
which leaves a cash balance in the
treasury of SJls,501,20G.
THE ANNEXATION TREATY.
Haste to Secure Ratification Dors Not Im
ply an Extra St-ation of Congress.
Washington-, Sept. 1. There is nc
disposition among officials here tc
question the correctness of the state
ment in the dispatches from Hawaii tc
the effect that Minister Hatch hurried
to Honolulu with the special purpose
of securing annexation action by the
Hawaiian government in advance oi
the meeting of our congress.
There is no rule in diplomatic prac
tice that would forbid Hawaii first act
ing upon the treaty, aud the treaty it
self does not indicate which govern
ment is to take the initiative iu the
ratification. While it is regarded as
desirable in the execution of the policy
of President McKiuley toward Hawaii
as laid down in his message translat
ing the treaty to congress, last June,
that the document should be ready in
all respects for the action of the United
States senate at its next session, it is
not believed that the president has
any intention of calling a special ses
sion for tite purpose of ratification.
Indeed, considering the fact that ii
the Hawaiian legislature acts with the
greatest promptness upon the treaty,
it can scarcely complete its action
and return the ratified convention to
Washington before October at the
earliest, it would appear to be unnec
essary to advance the session of con
gress by such a short space of time at
would intervene between that date
and the date upon which congress
meets in regular session.
PRACTICALLY AT AN END.
Striking Miners Return to Work in Larg
ClNCIXSATI, Sept 2. A Times-Stai
special from Knoxville, Tenn.. says.
The miners' strike in the Jellico dis
trict is practically at an end. The
operators gave notice to the striking
miners that unless they returned tc
work at the scale offered they would
have to vacate the company houses.
As this threatened homelessness. iu
addition '.o starvation, the strikers in
targe numbers have returned to work.
THE BANNER MONTH.
All Former Records Rrokea in Baltimore's
Baltimore, Md., Sept. 3. August ol
1S97 was the banner month in the his
tory of the port of Baltimore, so far as
exports are concerned.
Their value amounted to the enor
mous sum ot 10,43,391, figures never
Of the exports, grain formed the
largest part, aggregating 9,230,630
bushels, breaking all previous records
of the port for shipments of this character.
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
The Sultan of Johore has made a
grant to lie v. J. A. B. Cook, one of the
Presbyterian Church of England's
missionaries at Singapore, of a plot of
land, 300 acres in extent, for the pur
pose of a Christian Chinese settlement.
The grant is for 999 years.
The library of the University of
California has received a gift from
Collis P. Huntington of more than 4,000
documents in Spanish and English,
covering the early history of Califor-
nia. It is richer in the period just be
fore the American occupation than any
other collection except the Bancroft li
brary. Sixteen years ago Texas had but
three graded schools, and now it has
930; then it had but one public high
school, and now it has 468; then it spent
for schools less than $1,000,000 a year,
and now it spends more than $4,000,000;
then it had no university, and now it
has one with 752 students and 47 pro
fessors. Religion, -when it revives in Cary
viTle, Fla., accomplishes something ma
terial as well as spiritual. Of a recent
revival there an observer wrote: "Sev
eral accessions are reported, and the
church and people feel greatly revived.
The church purchased a new organ,
and the building will receive a new coat
of paint this week."
One step towards religious tolera
tion in Russia has been taken in a re
cent ukase repealing the law that com
pels the issue of mixed marriages to be
brought up in the orthodox faith. Here
after boys will follow the religion of
their father, and girls that of their
mother. The change is said to be due
to the influence of the czarina. .
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts
has come into possession of the wed
ding gift of George III. of England to
his bride, Queen Charlotte, presented
by him at their marriage in 1761. This
relic is a chatelaine watch, with belt
clasp, band and pendants, all of the
finest gold and thickly incrusted with
jewels. It has an interesting history.
LAWS APPLICABLE TO ALASKA,
A Statement Issued Recently by Com
The misunderstanding and conten
tions regarding the laws that are ap
plicable to Alaska, as far as the lands
and claims are concerned, were set at
rest recently by the statement made by
Commissioner Hermann, of the general
land office. Many inquiries on this
question have come to the interior de
partment and numerous applications
have been made for copies of the public
land laws, which, however, do not apply
to Alaska. All this is due to the gold
boom. The general land officials have
taken much interest in the reports that
come from the gold belt and have in
vestigated the laws that govern them.
Commissioner Hermann says there is
no longer any question about which ex
tend over Alaska, and these laws are
1. The mineral land laws of the
2. Townsite laws, which provide for
the incorporation of town sites and ac
quirement of titles thereto from the
United States government to the town
3. The law providing for trade and
manufacturers, giving to each qualified
person 1C0 acres of land in a square
and compact form.
The coal land regulations are distinct
from the mineral regulations or laws,
and the jurisdiction of neither coal
laws nor public land laws extend to
Alaska, the territory being expressly
excluded by the laws themselves from
their operation. The act approved May
17. 1SS4, providing for civil government
of Alaska, has this language as to mines
and mining privileges:
"The laws of the United States relat
ing to mining claims and rights inci
dental thereto shall, on and after the
passage of this act, be in full force and
effect in said district of Alaska, subject
to such regulations as may be made by
the secretary of the interior and ap
proved by the president and parties
who have located mines or miningpriv
ileges thereon under the United States
laws, applicable to the public domain,
or have occupied or improved or exer
cised acts of ownership over such
claims, shall not be disturbed therein,
but shall be allowed to perfect title by
payments provided for."
There is still more general author
ity. The act of July 4, 1366, 6ays:
"All valuable mineral deposits in
lands belonging to the United States,
both surveyed and nnsurveyed, are
hereby declared to be free and open to
exploration and purchase, and lands in
which these are found to occupations
and purchase by citizens of the United
States, and by those who have declared
an intention to become such, under the
rules prescribed by law and according
to local customs or rules of miners in
the several mining districts, so far as
the same are applicable and not incon
sistent with the laws of the United
The patenting of mineral lands in
Alaska is not a new thing, for that work
has been going on as the cases have
come in from time to time since 1884.
St. Louis Republic.
Laid 170 Eggn ia Half an Roar.
Some ladies of West Palm Beach wit
nessed a novel scene recently. They were
on the beach enjoying the breeze, sit
ting lip just in the fringe of the scrub,
when out came a large loggerhead
turtle. It dug a hole and then pro
ceeded to fill it with eggs. Finishing,
the hole was filled over with sand and
made to look exactly like that around
it. A young man of theparty "turned"
her and secured the eggs, over 170. The
whole operation took about half an
hour. Florida Times-Union.
The Mystery Elaeldated.
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