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A 01;. XXIII.-NO. 265.
First Bloodshed in the Great Anthracite Coal
Miners' Strike Was at Shenandoah '
Three Regiments of Infantry, a Troop of Cavalry
and a Battery of Artillery Called Out
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Sept. 21—
tragedy that has been looked for since
the coal workers' strike was Inaugurated
. came suddenly and unexpectedly at Shen
andoah this afternoon. A posse hurried
ly gathered together by Sheriff Toole, of
Schuylkill county, to meet an emergen
cy, was forced to fire on a mob that was
threatening workmen on their way home
under escort. A man and a little girl
were Instantly killed, and seven others
fell more or less seriously wounded. Sher
iff Toole nost no time In calling on the
commander of the national guard of Penn
sylvania to send troops to aid" him In
keeping peace. After consultation the
state authorities at Harrlsburg decided
at midnight to send troops to the turbu
Shenandoah's trouble was precipitated
by the closing of six collieries, and
through the efforts of strike leaders.
More will close tomorrow as a volun
tary act, it is said, on the part of the
Reading company. This Is done at the
request of Sheriff Toole, who \ hopes in
this manner to avoid further rioting. The
outlook at midnight, however, is dubious,
as the foreigners affected by today's hap
penings are in an ugly" mood.
Elsewhere In the region everything is
quiet, although preparations arc making
for an outbreak in the Hazelton district,
and armed sheriff's deputies are much
In evidence there.
The Reading company has about dis
continued the sale of coal for future de
liver;', and tonight's rioting almost" cer
tainly means the shutting off of coal pro
duction everywhere in the anthracite field,
temporarily at least.
STORY OF THE TRAGEDY.
SHENANDOAH, Pa., Sept. 21.—A sher
iffs posse fired on a crowd of riotous men
near here this afternoon, killing two per
sons and wounding seven others.
Sheriff Toole and Deputies. O'Donnell
and Brenneman were called to Shenan
doah today to suppress the mobs that
threatened mine worker? and colliery
property. At quitting time the three sher
iffs went to the Indian Ridge colliery of
the Reading company to escort the work-
Ingmen to their homes. The. colliery is
located a short distance east of Shenan
The workmen left for home shortly aft
er 4 o'clock. They walked up the middle
of East Center street and reached the
Lehigh* railroad station. Here had gath
ered a large crowd of Poles, Slavs, Hun
garians, men, women and children, who
lined both sides of the street. A shot
rang out from a saloon. This was follow
ed by a shower of stones.. Many picked
up sticks and stones and were acting in a
threatening manner. Seeing this the sher
iff, who had previously cautioned his men
to keep cool and not.- to use their fire
arms, commanded them to fire. The order
was obeyed, with terrible results. The
crowd pursued the sheriff and his posse to
the Ferguson house, where they took ref
Sheriff Toole shortly after telephoned
to Harrlsburg and asked that a detach
ment of troops be sent here. It was
learned that Adjt. Gen. Stewart was in
Philadelphia, and a telegram was sent
to him there. 7*-7..*"
Following is a list of killed and wound
MIKE YUCKAVAGE, shot in the eye.
A little girl, name unknown," shot in
the back of the neck..
So far as can be learned:
Edward Coyle, aged about fifty years,
bullet wound near the heart. He was
sitting on his step.
Michael Scanlan, shot in the arm.
Anthony Skarnazlcz, shot in left wrist
by twenty-two caliber bullet.
John Wusdickey, aged forty years, shot
In the hand, married.
Peter Stalmocovlch, twenty-eight years
old. shot in the shoulder at the back.
Mike Shatiska, shot in the shouider.
Anthony Axalisuge, shot in the left
side, serious, a forty caliber bullet re
Among those who were injured by the
rioters were the following:
George Bedding, of Ringtown, Ugly
gash on the. right forehead, caused by a
Robert Edwards, aged sixty-four, in
jured seriously by being hit with stones.
Charles Rawland, aged thirty-five, in
jured on the neck and head by stones.
STONED BY THE MOB.
Supt. Adam Boyd, Inside Foreman Fo
ley and Breaker Bosses James and Wm.
Mitchell, of Indian Ride colliery, at 3:.0
this afternoon were returning home from
work when they were met at the Lehigh
Valley station by a mob with sticks and
stones. The mine officials drew revol
vers and fired. The mob became furious
after one of its number was shot, "and
attempted to close in on the officials.
They ran up to O'Hara's stable, where
they were imprisoned for two hours. The
mob threatened to burn the stable, but
Sheriff Toole, with twenty deputies, ar
rived and dispersed them, and the mine
officials returned to their homes. Th.
sheriff then took the posse to Indian
Ridge colliery and escorted some work
men up Cedar street. As they again
neared the Lehigh Valley station the
mob hurled stones at the deputies and
a" shot was also fired from a saloon. The
deputies then opened fire. They hasten
ed toward Main street, in the time firing
over 500 shots, and the mob hurling mis
siles of all kinds. One man and a little
girl were found lying dead after the
shooting. The crowd was finally dis
persed and the sheriff and deputies retir
ed to the Ferguson house, the most prom
inent - hotel In Shenandoah.
MORE TROUBLE IS FEARED.
During the riot windows were broken,
buildings wrecked and a number of per
sons . were > injured.
The foreigners had a meeting : tonight,
and: more trouble is feared unless . the
militia arrives before morning. The
sheriff has asked the Philadelphia &
Reading company'to abandon the idea of
•*'-'- working :*. the collieries here * tomorrow,
The St. Paul Globe
and the company has .consented to do so.
Tonight it Is raining and* the ! mob has
scattered and up to a late hour the Hun
garian than was killed was permitted to
lie in the gutter where he dropped. For
eigners of this class say a dead man is
of no use, and they refuse to care' for
the remains. ;: -'"' '■•' /■ ■•'■'*',; 7 -" - .a
Shenandoah council held a meeting and
passed resolutions calling upon the gov
ernor to send militia. -They also decided
to enforce: martial law. Special officers
were sent out to order saloonkeepers to
close -their places and keep them closed
until peace was restored. It was also de
cided to prohibit the : sale of firearms and
ammunition, etc. The council swore
in the members of the fire department to
aid in restoring order.
TROOPS ORDERED OUT.
Brigade of Militia Start/for Scene
of the Rioting-. ;7
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. Three
regiments of infantry, a battery and a
troop of cavalry were ordered out at mid
night by Gov. Stone to assist Sheriff
Toole in maintaining order in the Schuyl
kill mine region. This action was taken
after a conference between the governor,
Adjt. Gen. Stewart and Gen, Corbin, on
the urgent solicitation of the sheriff, bor
ough I council of Shenandoah j and many
prominent residents in that locality. Gen.
Corbin has been placed in command of
the provisional brigade, and started from
here tonight with his staff oh a special
train for Shenandoah. He will estab
lish his headquarters there, and expects
to be on" the ground with 2.500 troops
by 5 o'clock Saturday morning; The
organizations which have been selected
for this service are the Fourth, Eighth
and Twelfth . regiments, - Battery D, of
Phoenixville; the -governor's troops, of
Harrlsburg, and the Third brigade head
quarters. Col. Richardson has taken"
charge of the movement of the troops,
and the camp equipments and tents. Maj.
Gen. Miller, commander/of the division,
has been summoned to Harrlsburg,. and
is now oh his way from Franklin. At
torney General Elkin has also been com
manded here to advise with* the governor.
Battery C is equipped with Gatling gun s
and is one of the best drilled' organiza
tions in the guard; Gen. Corbin Is the
senior brigadier >of the division, and
commanded the provisional brigade which
was ordered" to >'theA7-lazletun" region
after the Lattimer" shooting in 1897. The
Fourth regiment is commanded by Col.
T. C. O'Neill,- o£-fAlfentown;ithe.:Eighth
by Col. Theodore F. Hoffman.' of Potts
ville; the Twelfth by Col. Charles 7M.
Clements;" governor's troop by Capt. Fred
Mott, and Battery C by' Francis B. Bean,
of Pnoenixville. t ;.^-:-W-:- ,— _ 7
NO CHANGES IS* SITUATION.
Strikers and Operators Both Claim
to Have Made Gains.
HAZLETON, Pa., Sept;7_l:— The Lehigh
region today seemed to concern itself
more about the possibility of trouble
than any other. one thing. ...Wherever one
went in this district, the belief was gen
eral that an outbreak will occur. There
was, however, no outward evidence any
where that" such a thing-Is likely. This
feeling was no doubt produced by the dis
turbances at ' Shendoah and arrival at
Hazelton and on the North side of large
numbers of deputies, who are said to
be prepared for - any emergency. -It was
known that all the coal companies in the
district had increased the' number of
watchmen around their collieries, and it
was known that a small number of depu
ties had been distributed through the
South side by Sheriff Brislin, of Carbon
county, but nothing was thought of this.
As to the strike itself^ • there was no
noticeable change today. Both the op
erators and the strike leaders claim they
have made decided gains on their re
spective sides. 7... ,77. _' _. r *■; ■■■■-•■. --. .
READING IS CRIPPLED.
Ten of Their Most Important Cen
ters Tied Lp. ";''7':
READING, Pa., - Sept. _1.-^The events
at Shenandoah have demonstrated for
the first time to the Reading officials
that they could not depend on their col
lieries to furnish the trade with coal.
It is now admitted that ten of their larg
est points of operation are tied up, and
ten more crippled." In consequence, in
stead of their product "of 2,000 cars," which
[they can turn out when working full
handed and full tinie.they produced about
850 cars today, and It Is said the capacity
will be still less tomorrow. The coal
train service will, It is expected be cur
tailed tomorrow, and in that event; many
trainmen will be temporarily thrown out
LIBERAL LEADERS PROFUSE WITH
LONDON, Sept. 22.— flood of election
manifestos appears in the morning- pa
pers. The Conservative candidates, fol
lowing the lead of Mr. Balfour and Mr.
Chamberlain, give the successful war the
first place in their campaign. Sir Henry
Campbell-Bannerman, a Liberal leader in
the house of commons, and Sir "William
Vernon Harcourt, in their addresses, de
nounce the unprecedented precipitancy of
a dissolution In order to snatch a hasty
judgment on an Incomplete register of
voters.", ■-. "■'-.-'..' -."..A
Sir William Vernon Harcourt refuses to
regard an "ephemeral - war" as" the sole
test of. good -government,, declaring that
although from the moment of Boer Inva
sion he had supported the government,
he has g not ' changed \ his orig" _al "opinion
that the I needed reforms might have been
attained without war. 7
"The result of the " government's . poli
cy," says: Sir. William,.. "i.. that we are
now the best hated counter In the world
and burdened with the a-fumulated debt
and Increased taxation. We may well re-"
gard our. national financed*. 1 th" the - grav
est apprehension. The cost of the war
will not f all * short of £100,0007000." -
Sir Henry . Campbellrßannermanr dwells
upon : the "failure .of the government's
diplomacy a and 7 preparations** far war,"
and upon the "miscalculation - of : J Boer
strength." He" cOhten_„ that the "struggle
SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 22, 1900.
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might have been avoided and points out
that there has been a series of difficulties
all over the world since the government
came Into offlce.
Dealing with reforms, Sir Henry says:
"Above all stands the necessity of read
justing the powers of" the two chambers
in "order to prevent the people's ascertain
ed will from being set at naught by irre
EX-CHIEF M'filNN SUICIDES
FORMER ST. PALL OFFICIAL, KILLS
HIMSELF AT CHICAGO.
CHICAGO, Sept. 21.—Detective John Mc-
Ginn shot and . killed himself" today to
avoid arrest. A deputy sheriff served a
warrant on him for assault with intent
to kill. McGinn went into an adjoining
room to get- his coat, but Instead shot
Mr. McGinn was with . the Pinkerton
Detective "agency "in this city for five
years, and was appointed chief of de
tectives by Mayor Wright in 1«_, which
position he held for two years. From here
he went to St. Louis, and later to Chi
cago, where he went to - work for the
Pinkerton people again, until he was ap
pointed on the detective department.
CAPTURED. RAILWAY . MATERIAL
LONDON, Sept. 21.—The war.office gave
out the ..following dispatch- from Gen.
Roberts this, evening: - .
. "Watervalboven, Thursday, Sept. 20.—
Pole-Carew: reached Koopnmiden yester
day. Practically there was no road and
a way had 10 be cut through jungles in
tersected by ravines. He captured 38 :ars
or" Hour 1 car of coffee and 19 damaged
engines at Watervalonder." -
CAPE TOWN, Sept. 21.—1n the Cape
house of assembly today the treason bill
was passed to a;third reading by a vo.e
of 4C against 37.
The. clause in.the third, chapter of the
bid disfranchising convicted rebels for
five years was adopted by a .majority., cf
ten on - Sept. .10,7 the house rejecting an
amendment by "Mr.: Mclteno to the ef
fect that the rank ami file should riot bo
punished. but : Should, be called upon to
give security for their future good.be-;
havior. - 7 "
BURN TO WATERS EDGE
STEAMBOAT BLAZE AT ST.* LOUIS
ONE LIFE LOST.
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 21.— steamer War
Eagle, of the Eagle Packet company, and
the steamer Carrier, of the Calhoun Pack
et company, were burned to the water's
edge today, and Joseph Schultz, bill clerk
of the former, was burned to death while
asleep in the Texas. . Both ' steamers . are
a total loss, which is estimated at $100,000..
The wharf boats belonging to the Eagle
Packet company were also damaged, but
not totally destroyed. The entire : crew
and passengers. of the • Carrier were on
: board when the fire started, but all were
aroused and got to shore safely. Nothing
else was saved. On the War \ Eagle all
the crew except Bill Clerk Schultz escap
ed. It is supposed the fire [started from
hot ashes.dropped from the pipe of j one
of the colored firemen, smoking contrary
to orders.- At the time jof the fire both
steamers were tied to their wharf boats
at the foot of Olive street.
NO TELEGRAPH TRUST.
Rumored- Consolidation - of Com
panies Is Denied.A ■.. ■-"
NEW YORK, Sept. 21.—Rumors in con
nection with the proposed consolidation
of the Western Union and Postal _ Tele
graph companies were"discussed by Rus
sell Sage, second 7 largest . stockholder in.
the former company.(; Mr. Sage said that
reports of such a combine : had been in
circulation a. long time. .- Up to the pres
ent time they had been talked over by the
directors informally, but there ; had been"
no definite or. written proposition made
by either side. , At ; a meeting of (the ex-:
ecutive committee of (the Western Union
: Mr. Sage said 7he : asked Gen. ' Eckert if
there was anything ■in the report of the
consolidation, and that Gen. Eckert said
there was not; Mr. Sage said j he' did not ■
care .to make (any 7 prophecies concerning
the rumored ; consolidation. W. H. Baker,'
vice president; of the Postal Telegraph
company, said that the matter had j never
been seriously considered by the Postal
Telegraph company. ( The talk of consoli
dation, he said, originated (in . the ; Na
tional a Telegraph and Telephone com
pany. , "There is no probability," he said,
"of ' a consolidation, .so I far as - our (com
pany is 7 "-William-' J. .Latta7'
president of the . Telegraph^ and Telephone
Company of America, ; said ' there was ab
solutely no truth (in.the report of 7" the
consolidation. .-.- *
Ag-alnst Creed Revision.
„DE SOTO. Mo., Sept. 21.-By a vote of
-_ to 1, the St. Louis Presbytery, com
posed * of. Presbyterian -churches-of ■ East
ern .Missouri,,.. decided,, at the fall' meet
ing just : ended.- against .; any revision iof
the: creed.'--- .'--•: -.;■. -: _:'.- - - ----.-. - ..■■&:■:
THE "BURNING" ISSUE:
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REBUTTAL TBSTI3IONY OF PROSE
CUTION WAS INTRODUCED AT
FRANKFORT ] YESTERDAY
CASE GOES TO JURY" TUESDAY
Witnesses Deny Essential "Details
of the 7 Story : Told by De- -'•
A .._ fendant James ...'. ... -7...
Howard' . A
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FRANKFORT, Ky., Sept 21.—1n the
trial today of James 7 Howard, charged
with being a principal in' | the , Goebel
shooting, ..Dr. Philips, of Gray county,
was recalled, and said 7 a blow on" "How
ard's ! head in 1896 had affected his mind,
and made him absent minded at times.
C. H. - Robinson said he was in the
Board of Trade hotel; talking to Howard
about Clay county- people when a man
, came in and . announced that Goebel had
been shot. He met Howard on ; the street
just a few minutes before, ami had walk
ed to the hotel with him.-**!.' 77.';1 7*'7 •
On cross-examination Robinson said ho
had told several persons that he heard"
the shot and saw GoebeL'faU, but declar
ed he said it in Joking. ;" 7 - -
.The defense rested*, its testimony in . the
case of James Howard'at. 3 o'clock this
afternoon. Several -7 witnesses ".* for '/the
prosecution were ' heard in j rebuttal this
afternoon, and the .rebuttal., will proba
bly- be concluded by noon tomorrow. Ar
gument, however, will ( not -begin' until
Monday morning, and the case will, likely
reach the; jury some time Tuesday. 7 Sev
eral witnesses were Introduced by the
defense this afternoon attacking the char
acter of James Stubblefield, the ay
county ex-deputy sheriff, who .testified
that Howard confided to him that he fired
the shot that killed Goebel.; Others of
Stubblefield's neighbors !• testified ; for the
prosecution in rebuttal on this point, and
pronounced him a man of good reputa
tion. — : _- -- •_-_, a A ■:' -■•_' /•_.' _■. -'.. ..
HOWARD* STORY DENIED.
Judge J. L.; Ellistoh"and County Clerk
Miller, of Kenton, county, testified this
afternoon to seeing Jim Howard on the
night of Jan'3o. Judge Elliston. was in
the Board of Trade hotel, where Howard
claims to have been atr the time of the
shooting, and Elliston swore that no one
was. in the hotel office, and. that he 3 did
not see Howard on the way to the state
CapitO-1. 7; ; *.'-._..- .-- ■ .-:— :-'_-
R. S. Hearne, ex-deputy warden of the
penitentiary, testified that Jim7Howard
called at the prison: on the afternoon of
Jan. _-: 30 and § had * a talk with Convict
Wood, of Clay- county, t; His recollection
was Howard had a .mustache. | Ed George
corroborated this as • to Howard's visit.
there, but could not . remember . whether
he had - a mustache. . .th . said Howard
spoke of the tragedy and condemned the
assassin. Howard himself, when on the
stand yesterday,. said he' could not re
member -' whether he called on .Wood Jan.
30. ( Maj. C. Beatty,' of .Breathitt county,
was introduced : for: the 7 purpose of im
peaching Witness Robinson, of the de
fense. He had heard Robinson on many
occasions tell of seeing Goebel fall when
he was shot, but about a. month '-' ago •he
said Robinson came to him and told him
he did not see" the tragedy, but was at
the hotel' with Howard. ;A '."'.
[■ Col. -Owens at the juncture put in 1 evi
dence a copy. of the act of,(the.legislature
appropriating. $100,000 for 7 the murderers
of \ Gov. Goebel. The prosecution offered
no objection,: and Attorney | Owens "read
to the jury the resolution of the j reward,
providing payment of rewards on convic
tion. ' '...•••" -7. T-.7 "'■- 7 '•;.-•' ■".;■--•. a.
NEW CATHOLIC PRELATE. •(■
Rt. Rev.' Father • O'Reilly Consecrat
-7 ■::-.'7:-. i-ed "Assistant.. Bishop.
C PEORIA, 111., ; Sept. 21:—Rt( l Rev. : Peter
J. O'Reilly was •('consecrated: assistant
bishop *of Peoria . diocese ' and of 7 the :' titu
lar ' diocese of LebdosJ today at St. Mary'
Cathedral. . The ceremony was performed
by Mgr. ( Sebastian • Martinelli, apostolic
delegate, assisted by twelve " bishops arid
200 priests. Thousands of people -witnessed
the - ceremony, . which was( carried - out in
all the pomp and formality" of the Catho
lic ritual. ( 7.-, "-■: *-7 (
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HANGED BY JUDGE LYNCH.
Four Negroes '.-:Summarily-( Executed '■'
■-;-(-■( in Lcml.lnna.
NEW ORLEANS, (Sept. -21:— Tangi
pahoa parish last night four 7: negroes;
were hanged, r after (.the .jail -In the vil
lage .of J. Pontobatoula 7 had been broken!
open and (..the - prisoners, accused fof ~ rob
bing the family of Henry Holfelter, had
been ■: taken: from their-cells;7 Mrs. '.: Louise•
Holfelter, who resisted the colored men.
was choked and j• beaten'». so unmercifully'
that she lost'; her mind. Wholesale lynch-*
ings are feared.
—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
'A- BULLETIN OF
-IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY
a Forecast for St. Paul Today:
-7 Fair; Warmer.
..' I—Strike Produces Bloodshed.
Goeb.l Murder Trial.
a Dr. Johnson's .. Flop.
iA Hung Chang at Tien T.in.
Ramsey Realty Taxes Cut.
■-,A. Swedish Baptists in Session.
"7" L" ■: *' "*.' . '-: •'* '-" -'7 -' '■. --'"■
3— Minneapolis Matters.
v j7:77; Northwest ."• News.
i.7., Position of the Miners. "-:..
6—Sporting News. "'- _ .'
v Results 'of Ball Games. -
General Political. --l^llltl
6—News - of . Railroads.
- :*■ Financial Reviews.
:-' Popular Wants.
--! 7—Markets, of the World.
j -.' : Clxioago October Wheat, 78 1-4©.
j 7 Bar Silver, 62 3-Bc.
I A. Stocks Slightly Firmer.
B—ln v Local Labor 7Field. * V. 7
v : .- Collections for Texas.
•"• 7 - The Corbett-Mrozlnski . Shooting.
. The Globe tomorrow will be full of
good reading: matter."
p Dooley has something to say about the
: A .Washington correspondent writes a
descriptive arid - historical article - about
Some incidents in Wagner's early career
make interesting reading for music lov
ers. 7. - .. L( '
7 The Family Forum, with two pages of
miscellaneous reading, will be there.
Budwelser has a grievance against the
police commission which he airs. A
There is a story about the hermit Of
Minnehaha Falls that you would like to
iLou Houseman, the Chicago 7 sporting
writer, will give some of the : latest prize
ring gossip. "-:..:-* a—
A Paris fashion letter by Felix Fournery
will be illustrated with a design of a late
autumn gown by Laferierre.
There will be an article in which every
member of the Democratic city and coun
ty organization is - personally interested,
for.the terms of 300 of them expire this
These are only a few of the good fea
tures of tomorrow's : Globe.
' Tell your newsdealer, If you are no"t a
regular subscriber, to '■■ hold one out . for
you. They may otherwise be all sold.
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LOTS OF WATER IN TEXAS
NORTHERN SECTION VISITED BY
7 DISASTROUS STORM. 7 .•"■*->"
DALLAS, Tex., Sept 21.—The storm of
last (night over Northern and 7 North
western Texas, was one of the . most ( d s
astrcus rain and electrical storms ex
perienced in years. . The damage is heavy,
"but Is confined largely to cotton and rail
road interests.; Farmers (declare that the
injury to the cotton crop will reach 10
per cent. *?.Train's on nearly every road; in"
Northern Texas are behind schedule time,
and J south-bound trains': on '- the Missouri,r
Kansas & Texas and the Houston Cen
tral ; railways are tied .up '.' for the night
at Dallas. -- "7. ... <A A
A \ The | Trinity river |at '.' Dallas \ has , risen
nearly thirty^ feet (since last night, and
overflowed Its banks this afternoon. The
situation (became so alarming: that about
8 o'clock Sheriff Hughes sent out mounted
couriers (from this city to notify farmers
, and other ; residents (along; the valley to
move out,7 as j they would otherwise likely
be . caught in a flood during * the: night. .
v WRECKED (IN SUPERIOR.
Crew of (Steamer St. Andrews Barely
Save. Their Lives.
7.7' PORT ARTHUR, 7 Ont., 7 sept. 21.—The
crew of 7 the : Canadian steamer ( St. a An
drews ( were brought here today by.; the
tug ' Georglana, the steamer having' been
wrecked yesterday morning on Blanchard
island, ((• near Black bay. The St. -7 An-'
. drews > was bound *" to " Port " Arthur from
Jackflsh, ; without i cargo.*;. After stranding
on L the island, the . vessel quickly j filled and;
slid j off the rocks ; into ; deep :-. water. 7 The
crew did ; not (even 7 save their clothes, so'
swift was the £ disaster 4 after .;' the = steam
er 7: struck (7 the rocks. J; It \ r is- considered
lucky that all ~ succeeded iln escapl og ■. be
fore their boat went down.:: a y- .7 '
"XThe lost boat was formerly the Cana
dian ' steamer W. B. v Hall, . whichV was
wrecked In Georgian ( bay. several years:
ago, and then rebuilt. She was owned by
Play fair & Co., of Midland, and was com
manded by Capt. Featherstonhaugh, who
has an interest in the r ship. 7 -7-:-7
PRICE TWO CENTS—IS? T"1-.
AT~*-T ■*■** . I FIVE CICNT9.
I lit 11
CHINKS*-. PREMIER . HAS A BODY
»• GUARD OF COSSACK
..HERICA.S T„K. P.I Li cflu
GEN. "WILSON'S COMMAND WAS IN
ACTION THERE ON SEP
ANSWERS ARE SENT TO POWERS
Washington Government Replies to
. European Chancelle.rle.Text ■ •
••_• of the Notes Wa. "Not
Given Out. •/A'.'^^^Pl
. TIEN TSIN, Thursday, Sept." 20,' via
Shanghai, Friday, Sept. 21.—Li .-Hung
Chang has- arrived here and is domiciled
in his ow l yamcn,7^;undbr^ a Cossack
guard. Hi. rec.p.l.n here was a repe
tition of r his j recap tl .n J at. Tung. Ku, ily
the Russian a.d Japanese officers calling
on* him, those of ' the other nations not
taking part in it. '*'" - *"' *; ; '"'•''■ -■'■ a- •- /
PEI -LA CHU I TAKEN.
PEKIN, Monday, Sept. 17, via Taku,
Thursday,- Sept. 20.—Gen. James H. Wil
son, the American commander, took Pel
--.a Chu this morning. No details of the
affair have been learned, but the . British
officials have " received 'a' 7 dispatch an
nouncing that "the temples - were taken
according to arrangement." It Is expect
ed that Gen. Wilson* will move \on San
Hai Tien (San Tai Tien?) and destroy
the Chinese arsenal at that place.
The Germans moved westward today,
and it Is doubtful if they co-operated In
the taking of Pel. La Chu. ~ /
Japanese scouts report that the sur
rounding country is free of the enemy..
No word has been received from the
Sixth U. S. calvary column which is op
erating in the Northeast.
As announced by the Associated Press
last- night in a dispatch received from
Pekin under date of Sunday, Sept. 16, via
Taku, Thursday, Sept. 20, Gen. Wilson,
with 800 Americans and 600 British troops
and 6 guns,^ marched westward that day,
and the 7 Germans were to move on the
following day (Sept. 17) to co-operate in
taking Pel La Chu,: where the enemy was
supposed -to- be in large force. * The Amer
ican commander, * it *is added, would at
tack: from- the west and. .the "Germans
from the east. 7 The '-dispatch ~ also said
that Gen. Wilson would then ' take the
San Hai Tien r (San Tai Tien?) arsenal.
P SHANGHAI, Sept. Count yon Wal
dersee will j review 6,000 men of the land
force ■ tomoiTOW. :
"./' HAVE ? THEIR ANSWERS. " 77/
Position 7of ..United, States 7 Made"
Known; to : the 7 Powers.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21.--The United
States government has made a full and -
complete answer to the various import
ant inquiries v that .- have" been addressed
to it by the powers relative to the Chi
nese, trouble. Moreover, It has g.ne
farther, 7 and has made a. disclosure of .
all its purposes and, a." a member of the
administration puts it, :it has 'thro v. n ■ its
hand open on the table. This action was
taken after the cabinet, meeting j today,
and a luncheon at . the 7 White House that
followed served to reduce . the decision
to the ultimate form.
: At half past 3 o'clock Minister Wu call
ed by| appointment upon -Acting Secre
tary Hill and was handed a memorandum
embodying the response of the United
States government to the request of
Prince Ching, that. Mr. Conger or .-;some,
.other person 'be; immediately empowered
to begin negotiations with the Chinese
authorities for. a final settlement.: T/.e
minister came. away. with a dissatisfied
expression upon his face. Next came
M. Thlebaut, the French charge. A few
minutes' conversation sufficed to impart
to him orally an answer to his own .ver
bal inquiry. 7 Then Baron Sternberg, the
German charge, who '.: had been notified
of the readiness of the state department
to make answer to the German note, call
ed and was given that answer. He has
tened away, to cable to his government.
The department then sent the answer
to the Russian 7 inquiry, forwarded by
messenger, and wired cablegrams con
taining . the substance of the answers to
its diplomatic representatives abroad.
Thus closed one of the most Interesting
and important phases of the Chinese en
The state denarn-^nt absolutely refus
ed to make any. statement as to the na
ture of the answers. "* ■"-
With all .this it is known that the. Ger
man proposal that negotiations with
China be (deferred until the Chinese re
sponsible for '. the Pekin. outrages have
been surrendered to the allies, has failed
of approval by quia government. The
government does not relinquish the idea
of the ultimate punishment-of - the of
fenders when they are properly identified,
but it does-not believe that the pursuit
of this o-bject should put a stop to all
COURT AT SI AN * FU.
So Says One of the Veracious Shang
~_" 7-7 .nil Correspondents.
: BERLIN, Sept.* 21.—"The Chinese court,
by- an imperial edict isued Sept. 8," says
a Shanghai dispatch to theLokal Anzei
ger, "was ( removed . from Tai Yen -Fu to
Sian Fu. . The ;'( military .(authorities in
Pekin all* agree that punitive (expeditions
:to ) Shang ' Slang, Manchuria, have become
necessary (because of the 7 wholesale ( mur
ders of missionaries and Minister Mumm
Yon -; Schwartzenstein urges this
course." .77....; 7.A 7.;. ,(_a ...
:7 Emperor . William Is evidently ** making
ready to send more troops to China. All
the regimental; commanders In their fare
well speeches to soldiers who have , finish
ed two years' service make a point of de
claring^ that 7 such" an increase -Is neces
sary, ( and of - expressing!confidence j that
there will' be volunteers enough to .. meet
all demands of the. situation. 7
TRAGEDY IN KENTUCKY
FATHER AND SON. MURDER THEIR
"7.(7 ":ENEMIES '." A. "/■■ .'vi- 7~
WARSAW, Ky.,; Sept. 21.—An old r dis
: pute between Johnr Connor and : his neph
ew, Martin Devereux, and" John S'sson
and his 1 son, 7 culminated today, when
John killed Connor by shooting
him I, twice. (( Devereux 7 was held .to the;
ground 7by -; Sisson, f' who \ called his:((son
to shoot. The boy, who is sixteen years
• old, came up with a ; gun and shot - Dev
ereux, killing (him instantly.
I IN I WB
DR. CHRISTIAN JOHNSON'S SWITCH:
TO VAN SANT HAS BEEN
HIS 'FOXIER PARTS TALKS
IS FAMILIAR WITH THE WIIJLMAH,
DOCTOR'S ACROBATIC PO
LITICAL FEATS ""-.
WHERE HE STOOD IN 1893
Copy of the Proxy He Gave—State
Executive Committee Com- .
■7-.7-'v-' pletes the Schedule of
;-• ■ "Yes, I noticed Dr. Johnson's exposure .
of himself in the Pioneer Press this morn-
Ing," said Victor B. Lawson, chairman
of the state People's.Party-central com
mittee and editor of the Willmar Tribune, r
to a Globe '•' reporter - : yesterday, "^ who "*'
put the question to him. ' The Republican.
organ gave up columns to Dr. Christian
Johnson, of Willmar, for the "exposure," •■
and presumably Mr. Johnson might have
had four pages if he had' desired it. His/
I effort In a line was to announce to the
public that he, a former active People's
Party man, had decided to cast his vote
and influence with the Republicans in
the coming campaign. -
Continuing, ,: Mr. Lawson, who had at
one time been a business partner of Dr.
Johnson, stated regarding his former as
sociate: "I have been expecting some
thing of that kind for the past two years. :
I am glad he has come out in the open, .
so that even his dullest friend can see _
where he stands. As long as he repre
sented himself as a Populist he was able
to sow seeds of discord among our people,
but the Knute Nelson and Van Sant man- §3
agers have reckoned without their host
If they expect to create any serious de
fection in Populist ranks by a brass-band"
flop of Dr. Johnson at this late date.'.
"Now, I have known the doctor,. and I
appreciate fully, I hope, his many good
qualities. As a neighbor I have a good
deal of respect for him, but as a political
leader he lacks an .essential- ; quality,
namely, consistency. I entered partner- _;
ship with Dr. Johnson 7in 1895. in ; the _
newspaper business and. continued in that
relation two years.' or more. I would not
care at this time to enumerate his many
wonderful " ' .a*;" . 7
' ACROBATIC POLITICAL FEATS,
but will say^ that he was \ one of the
original- fusionists of. Minnesota, and 'was*
■willing 'at one time :to entirely obliterate
the People's ; party, something most of
; our people would not consent to do at
i this 7 time, more than four years plater.-'
■1 have -in- my ■ Possession a letter written
by doctor to : his "■ proxy 7at7 the St.
Louis convention in 1886 which* bears me ■
out in the statement I just mad
Mr. Lawson handed the reporter a let
ter, of which the following is a copy:
■; Willmar, Minn., July*2o, 1896.— ,
Minnesota Delegation, St. Louis, Mo.— V
Dear Friend: I promised you to attend
the convention,. but find that I am unable'
to do so. I . hereby , delegate you amy
proxy, and authorize you.7 to cast my ..
vote on all occasions as you -may deem
proper, "except in the balloting, for. can
didates, -in which : case I instruct you
to vote for W. J. Bryan for nominee «tor
president, and Arthur Sewall for nomi
nee- for vice president, first and last and
all the time. - ~a :- .
- We- want no holy monkey - show now. -
Let the convention give Bryan and . Sew
all their hearty: and unhesitating sup
port, with a hurrah that shall .. strika',
terror into the camp of plutocracy.TlC.
the convention will not do that, I will
authorize you on my behalf to -move to
adjourn sine die. 7 . -r--
The People's party has now the oppor
tunity of the age for the cause of hu
manity, and If die it must then .A .7 .
"How can -it die better .--^^^^
- Than .facing fearful odds, .
" For. the ashes of our ■ fathers a~ v '
And the temples of our God
Very truly, —Dr. Christian Johnson. i
CHANCE FOR IMAGINATION.
"Imagine the man who wrote that-let
ter straining himself four years later to
prove that a plot to destroy the People's
party existed, 7 and trying to Implicate
Gov." Lind in the same. If any one
doubts the authenticity of the letter I
have just read to you he may call here
and see it for. himself. . -_.--_
"Oh, pshaw! .1 am sorry for the doctor,
he has an excellent medical practice at
Willmar, and if he ' had stuck to his re
solve, so often reiterated, that he was
out of politics, he would be a far hap
pier man. He is forcing his old personal
friends to leave him, and taking up with
a crowd" that will probably cast him
aside after having failed to accomplish
their purposes.(-7 7:-.'--a
"No, I am not surprised at the doctors
article. But I am surprised: at • the lack
of political sense of j the Pioneer "Press, in
attaching significance to it. It proves
that \ the opposition is woefully deficient
in campaign material, or that their polity
leal sagacity fails them at times."
• * *
. The state executive committee met yes
terday ( and arranged the official route,
with the time table, for W. J. Bryan's
trip through this state. It will be as fol
lows:' . ( " ■-■ —
The train leaves . Duluth ' over the Du
luth Northern Monday, Oct. 1, stopping
at all places an average of fifteen min
utes, except at (Stillwater, where a/stop
of one hour will be made. - _
■. The train will arrive at : West Duluth 'at _"
11:13;; Carlton. 12 o'clock; Hinckley, 1:40; A,
Pine City, 2:10; Rush City, 2:40; Stillwater,; (
4:55; White ■ Bear, 6:25; St. Paul, ; 7 o'clock.
• Tuesday morning -. the - train 7 will leaver 7(
over the Sioux City branch 'of the Omaha;
at 7 o'clock, arriving at Shakopee at 7:55;
Jordan, 8:23; (Belle Plaine, 8:39; Hender
son, 9:09; Le " Sueur, • 9:30; : St. 7 Peter, 10; j:
Mankato, 10:45. Ten-minute ; stop at cacti
'_.-". Going east' over the North-Western I<_ : _
-Winona, the • stops will, be fifteen minute* Is
each, ; except" at Rochester, where thirty
minutes will be spent. ',:':.-.-....-:
The train ".will * leave ; Mankato" at 11:40*
arriving at (Waseca,. 12:35; (Owatonna,, 1:15 j*.; (
Dodge Center,- 8:02; Rochester,* 3; Winona^ 1
6:20.. a 7 .'" A■- a": a" : - (:7a/;;7'::1
A. •:••/-- :.u
The Bryan and Lind club, of Glencoe. S
Minn., : will be (. at., home after the 27th -i
Inst, in the • Bell building. a The rooms A*
will be electric lighted and otherwise pro
-vided i with ; comforts. arid attractions If or *i(
those 7 why .( may wish*" to peruse [. Demo
; era tic literature > and otherwise contribute \
to the r interests of their : party. ' . 7. • - i
;"..;;-•.•..,.*•_-•_■•••-*•;.• . '.-..-.'-.'-;-.. f_ '"A.*.. A
.-. ANOKA, Sept. 7 21.—(Special.)—The Re
■ publicans * had '■ Enander, a great i Swedish' |
orator,--billed 'Ito1 to 7 speak £ in : . the » city,- hall„
Wednesday r night, but called off ( tha
speech on account of there ; belng:rio(audW*^
iehce~. to greet him.'-_"(' '-aC( " y