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BOCK ISIA10. rLIi.. WEDNESDAY. JULJC 31, 1901.
PEICE THREE CENTS.
IS 111 SUSPENSE
Meeting of Amalgamated As
sociation Over the Strike
NO ACTION TAKEN YET
Proceedings Guarded With
the Strictest Secrecy
Pittsburg, July 31. The outcome
of the deliberations of the executive
board of the Amalgamated Association
oi iron, bteel and ;ua workers upon
the propositions of the United States
Steel corporation officials for the set
tlement of the steel strike is still
hanging in the balance. While noth
ing definite was accomplished Tester
day the more sanguine elements seem
to be still in the majority and better
sews is hoped for today. From what
could ba learned in spite of the se
crecy maintained, the older and more
conservative members are willing to
accede to the propositions made to
them by the other side, but the
younger ones displayed the spirit of
greater independence and reliance
upon the power of the organization
to force better terms than thore sub
mitted to them. The meeting, it was
said, would 03 continued this morn
ing, but when the newspaper men
arrived at headquarters they were re
fused admittance to the building by
the owner of the block in which the
association meets. This made it clini
cal to obtain any definite information.
At noon .the executive board ad
j turned for lunch. B. I. Davis, one
of the national officers, said he did
not believe it would be possible to
give ont any definite information on
the eiiuatioa for a day at least. Mat
lets before the board are of such im
portance the greatest secrecy is nec
essary. Tne strike cf 30 members of the
Amalgamated association employed
bv the Carnegie Steel company last
night because of the discbarge of one
man was settled today by nis rein
statement and the strikers returned
" Pittsburj. July .".1. Disappointment
r.nd apprehension iervaded the air cf
Pittburf la.t ni-ilit because of the
failure of the executive board of the
Amalgamated Association to ratify the
praro proposals arranged at the con-
feronce in New I.York lat Saturday
l;rtrrn the national officers of the
Amalgamated Association and Messrs.
Morgan. Schwab and aGry. represent
ing the I'nited States Steel Corwra
tion. When the conference opened It
Avas confidently expected that an
agreement" would be reached in .1
short time. but after a session lasting
from :.SO a. ni. until "." p. 111. the
meeting adjourned without arriving at
stir conclusion, so far as known, to
meet sprain this morning.
The protracted session indicates that
the lwKtrd Is not satisfied with the pro
visions of the compromise measures.
and that unless some modifications are
made its ratification is doubtful. The
ojK'tiing of union mills to non-union
workmen is the point which It Is be
lieved the ticard hesitate to accept,
and the long distance telephone le
Iween New York and iPttsburg was
worked frequently yesterday to get a
modification of this clause. The work
men hold f..at this would give the mill
owners full opportunity of crushing
the union without a strike, by finding
excuses to discharge union men and
then fill their places with non-unionists.
Hltrh In Another Place.
Another rock of dissension Is said to
be the retention in their present Job
of the men who worked as strike
breakers at the various mills during
the strike. It is said that these men
have leen promised th protection of
the manufacturers in case of a setile
inent. and that they will not concede
their di.Miiiss.il at the request of the
organization. The workers, it is said,
are willing to declare the mills now
working non-union open mills. Iur
strenuously object to having all the
mill of the combine classified as rpen
LAHOIl CIIISI4 AT SAN FRANCISCO.
Vowa Is Ticxt np and Neither Disputant
San rFancisco. Cal.. July 31. the
lalmr trouble in this city reached n
crisis yesterday, and as a result mari
time traffic and lalor alongshore are
almost at a standstill and industries
almost totally paralyzed. The order
for a general walkout of the City
Front Federation was made effective
yesterday morning. The City Front
Federation comprises fourteen unions
nd organization, with a full memler
ship of about 7t.vAvn. Three thou
sand cf these men are employed at
mm or in other cities, and the strike
order doe not apply to them until
thev return to San Francisco.
Twelves thousand men leyed" the
order yesterday. The City Front Fed
eration Is composed of the following
organizations: Sailors' Union of the
Pacific. longshoremen, marine firemen.
Urothcrhood of P.oatslers. ship and
steamlioat joiners, porters, puckers,
wart-housemen, ship clerks, pile drivers
ami bridge bnilders. hoisting engln
eerw. steam and hot water fitters and
cool teamsters.. Wuefl the orderto
walk out went Into effect all the big
shiping compauies. with one exoep-J
tion. were left without a union man.
Ry a special agreement entered nta f
some time ago between the Pacific.
Coast Steamship Company and the fire- J
mens union, the firemen remained on
the vessels of that company. Four
coasting steamers, a ship and a I
schooner, were the only vessels that
went to sea. I
It Is claimed by the officers of all
the organizations Involved. It is said.
tl.'it the strike is not purely an expres
sion of sympathy with the union of
teamsters or any other body of work
ers which Is In dispute with its em
ployers, but Is a taking up of the
gauntlet thrown down by the em
ployers' association. In other word,
the City Front Federation Is deter
mined to defend the principle of union
Imii. which the associated employer
have announced their Intention to
Two non-union teamsters fired at
strikers who attacked them, and
wounded one m.111 not seriously. The
shooters were arrested. They claim
tiiat they tired In self-defense. There
have lneii a number of fights, but noth
lug serious so far.
SHOT IN COLD BLOOD.
Bnllet Sped Into the Victim When Hta
Hack H'h Turned.
Campblelsburg. Ind.. July 31.
tails of the killing of James McKinm-y
by Henry llnddleson. in Urown town
ship, have been received, lluddlesou
has been committed to jail, surrender
.ng to the authorities at Tumidtoii. ami
a warrant has been issued for "Bud"'
Hughe a an accessory to the crime
Hutldleton is the overseer of his sis
ter's farm, and McKiiiney was a ten
ant. Iist spring tiiere was a disagree
ment over rent, and a suit for posses
sion was Impending against McKiii
ney: meanwhile the feeling had grown
t line .MciMimey anil rauiilv wire
gathering blacklx'rries near -their home
lluddlesoii and Hughes ruth- up. aud
Hudtllcsoii called to McKinnev to come
near, ami then he asked: "Io vou
now whos lHrrie you are taking;'
'Yours. rt'plieil McKinnev. -Tin re
are so many of them that I did not
suppose you would care."
Haven't I told you to gi-t off the
place';' continued lluddlesoii.
A few words followed and McKiii
ney started away, when a bullet from
Huddle-son weapon struck him in the
back, and he ran a few steps and fell
dead at tin- feet of his wife and chil
dren, lluddlesoii and his companion
then rode away, telling men near by
what he had done.
COUPLE GETS A SHOCK.
Clfrtrmsn Refit Co Harry a Fair
Pretty CiomI Iteaion.
Lansing. Mich.. July 31. A pros
pective bride must have received a
severe jolt here a few eveuiugs since.
Accompanied by her chosen one she
drove to the resilience t the ICev. Mr.
Dodds. the pastor of the First Pres
byterian church, with a view to being
married. On examining the license the
lergyman observed that the groom had
been previou.-ly married, and Inquiry
revealed the fact that his wife had sc
oured a divorce from li!in 011 the
grounds of cruelty and non-upMirt.
Hoilds refused to tie the knot, say
ing that he had long since decided
not to marry a divorced person unless
such icrsoii was the innocent party to
the divorce proceedings. The bride ap
peared to be satisfied with the pros
pect, for she accompanied the groom to
the residence of a less particular min
ister ami the knot was duly tied.
Hie Hunt for Centra's lloiljr.
Ilacine. 'Wis.. July 31. James Pe
nick. of Chariton. Ia., former member
of congress and now attorney for tin
Chicago. liurlington and tjuincy rail
road, was in Ilacine Monday ami made
definite arrangements concerning .1
systematic search-for the body of his
brother, the bank cashier, who fell
overboard from the steamer Virginia
Friday morning. Penick increased the
reward offered for t lie recovery of the
remains to .'5ihi. as a stimulant to re
Oldest Drummer Celebrates.
St. Joseph. Mo.. July 31. Thomas
I). Skinner, who in point of years of
continuous service, i the oldest trav
eling man In the world, yesterday cele
brated the fiftieth anniversary of his
wedding. He is 7 years old. and has
been selling goods since lie was H. The
couple was married in Ogdeiisburg. N.
v. Both are vigorous in health and arc
the parents of etgnt children.
Sirs. Colterell Weighs 300 Founds.
Vleits. Kan.. July 31. Mrs. Jane
Cottrell smashed the saloon here Mon
day, breaking half a dozen large win
dow glasses with an ax. Mrs. t'oltnll.
who weigns I'imi Hiuuds. and who has
indulged in smashing expeditions be
fore, asked the saloon man to remove
his stock and fixtures. He refused to
do this. Imt locked the place up. Mrs.
Cottrell then. smashed the windows,
v ny iMa't the Others Kalse tbe Wind V
Sioux City, Iowa. July 31. Sioux
City has abandoned her fall festival.
and will try to hold an auditorium
Failure of the festival Is
darned upon J
the anti-saloon league, all liquor met
and allied interest refusing to contri
bute a dollar a long as the temperance
pple kept up the present crusade.
Most Oold We Ever Had.
Washington. July St. The stock of
gold in the treasury Is the largest in
the history of the government, and Is
nccumiilating at the rate of $4..'0f.000
to $5.00O,i)i hi a month. Yesterday's
figures were t7W"Zi;2.. of which
v.lM.tCtS.filiS was free gold.
Hri Kennedy Onton Ball.
Kansas City. Mo., July 31. Mrs.
Kennedy, under sentence of ten years,
for killing her huslMiid. Philip H. Ken
ned v. on Januarv 1 last, was v ester-
da V released on bond of JHO.OOO. petld-I
Ing an apeal of her case to the state
w t. . t V t 1 . n ,ji
Rochester N. Y.. July 31. Hardioj;
& Sons, -hoe manufacturers, ani"DeU. j
JOHN SAVES HIS GUN
All-Day Fight with the Boers in
Which the British Have -to
VILJOSN ATTACKED AND DEFEATED
Quarrel Retween llarmsworth and
tbe BritUh War Oflice Grows
Interesting Foreign Notes.
1'urban. Natal, July 31. Details re
ceived here of what at first seemed an
ordinary skirmish between a British
column and a Boer commando near
Nquta. July -S, shows that a hard all
day fight occurred, iu which the Brit
ish narrowly escaied the loss of a gun
of the Sixty-Seventh field battery. Four
hundred Boers repeatedly rushed the
British o.sitiou. killing Major Kd wards
11 nd Gunner t'areiiter. The gun was
limbered up aud taken at a gallop for
three miles under heavy fire. Five
British, rwee killed.
London. July 31. The war office
has received the following dispatch
from Lord Kitchener: "General F. V.
Kitchener, after a long chase of Ben
Yiljocu' comiuaudo. caught Up with
c.i;n. v. w. KiTr in:xi:i:.
It. A sharp ght ensued. We captured
n pom-pom and twenty-two wagons
and took 1lM-ty-two prisoners. The
British had ve wounded."
Help for lloer Prisoners.
"""New York. July 31. Miss Kauierine
lilwas. niece of the governor of
Bermuda, has written letters uow in
IwissesHUi of Kobert B. Boosevclt. of
this c-Hy. showing the needs and condi
tions f the Boer prisoners. The fol
lowing from Miss Klwas letter is made
public: "The Boers are abscolutelr
lenniless. and quite without occupa
tion, ami an association has been
formed here with a view of helping
them to make and sell things and also
to ml them some sort of recreation. I
am honorary secretary of this associa
tion, and at present ml there is plenty
to dc. Iown here we have arranged
that the work exchange is-to ssll toys.
ts.. made by the Boers, but we shall
never ml the sale for .".imHi men's work
i:i this little island, so I am most anx
ious to ml a market."
Hatty Mall antl War Office.
London. July 31. Secretary of War
ftrodcrick. in reply to a question In
tbe house tf commons by Colonel
Francis Alfred Lucas. Conservative,
repudiated the suggestion that the Ion
don Iaily Mail hail been excluded
from the list of newspam'rs which re
ceived official war disatches because
f-f its rtMMirt in regard to the shoot-
Ins of British wounded by the Boers
after the Ylakfontein ght. Brodrick
added that the reason for the exclusion
of the paper from access to these re-
7 fill was that wtice this year the
Daily Mail had published information
based on condential official documents
which both the Times and another
Journal, for patriotic reasons, had re
fused to print.
Threatens Brodrick with a Suit.
The Daily Mail yesterday morning
characterized as '-baseless and mean"
Brodrick" assertion, adding that If
Brodrick ventured to repeat outside of
the bouse that the paper had stolen of.
cial documents it would pros-nte him
for lilel. In the house 'of commons
yesterday afternoon Swift. MacN'eill.
Irish Nationalist, made a motion to the
effect that the Daily Mail's challenge
was a breach of the privilege of the
bouse. The government loader. Bal
four, assented. But aparently not de-
siring to stir the matter up he said he
1 bought It was not necessary1 to pre
t Iia titfiflAn t w.NTi.itl hnu-omr In.
...i ...' .1' ....t' . .',,.:.i
, 1 . I i , mi a 1111 iiiuin'ii ' i .,,,,,,
I without a division. MacN'eill then
moved that the printer and publisher
Im ordered to a pear at the bar of the
bouse today. The motion was tlefeated
by I'S" to 110 votes.
Will lie I loon Across the Sea.
Paris. July 31. Com to de la Yaulx,
the aeronaut who w ill attempt to cros
the Mediterranean in n balloon a 1 tout
the middle f August, hav arrived In
Toulon to superintend the premrator.v
arrangement. President Boubet. M.
De Lanessati. French minister of ma
rine and many other prominent er
sons have contributed to the cost ot
Tw More Strenonns Women.
Knclish. Ind., July 31. May Falter ,
'and Llla Stine. of Mafflln. quarrel-d
ov" t!OV?r V! fM'5,,,t w,th
land tlatiroiiH. Mias I-alter was badlv
tIlo f!.A ,., K, ., :'.,".
was probably fatallv injured W a "blow I
on the Lead with an irnn " 1
j BOER PREACHER SPEAKS.
Says the Horrors of the South Afrlcaa
Camps Is Appa-nine.
Chicago. July 31. The horror of the
situation In the Boer recoucentrado
tamps iu South Africa is appalling.
Men, women aud children are dying
at a rate that would mean the ex
termination of the Boer race In nine
years. The people are cooped up iu
unsanitary quarters, where they are
vuahle to eonre wumcieut rood or
clothing, with diseases makiuf; .terri
ble ravages among them.
Thus was the situation in the Trans
vaal. and Orange Free State depicted
yesterday at the Christian Reformed
church by Itev. Herman D. Van
Brookhulzen. late pastor of the lead
ing Dutch Keformed chnnh at Pre
toria. He has come to the Fnited
State to raise money to alleviate the
Bufferings of his couutryuieii, who are
in the refugee camps.
Regarding the outcome of the strug
gle. Itev. Brockhuizeu is still optiniistir
lie believes tnat tne rsoera will con
tinue lighting until they eventually
tire out t'roat Britain. It is quite iin
MssibIt to estimate the number of
burghers now in the field, he said
but the force Is undoubtedly much
larger than when Pretoria was taken
MILLIONS INJT, PERHAPS.
R!srorery of Much Ijind That Is Held by
No fiooil Heed.
Tuscola. III.. July 31. Sixty thou
saud acres of laud iu this state, lav
ing iu Kffiiigliaui. Cnmberltind. Coles
and Douglas counties, for which there
was never granted a government, pal-
ent or deed to the original settler. Is
the discovery made by an attornev iu
the land department at Washington.
This enormous acreage of laud which
today stands titleless, embraces both
city and farm proMrtles. aud is made
up of tracts of from oue lot to farms
of .,ih acres and is all valuable. It I
owned in the aggregate by rtH people.
many of whom do not know of the de
ficiency iu the title. Most of the land
if not all of it. was entered at an early
date, but the p.roi-ess -was never com
pleted, and the govcrunivnt never
granted a patent.
Those Test Rave mi Chicago.
Chicago. July 31. An unpleasant
situation in yachting circles was re
lieved vesterdav when the Illinois
vvithrdew from the contest for the
honor of defending the Camilla cup.
The committee in charge of trial races
had given the prize to the Cadillac, she
having won three rait-s of the seven
run. two other boat dividing the other
four. But the committee was not sat
isfied that the trials had developed
the best boat, owing to the frequent
llukes. It proposed a series of three
more races to settle -the matter, the
competitor to 1h the Cadillac. Illinois
and Milwaukee. -There was dissatis
faction, but -when the Illinois was with
drawn it was agreeti 1- run the three
races with the CadilUii and Milwaukee
as the contestants.' IV
sailed today. ;
ii'-st race to be
w Morgan XVants T lion's Relics.
Loudon. July 31. J. Piorjiont Mor
frail, before hi recent departure for
the Fnited States, says the Paris cor
respondent of the 1 hilly Fx press, left
.1 chock for 10.im:i with lien'. Horace
Porter to bo paid on delivery at the
Fnited States embassy of certain valu.i.
hie relic of Lafayette, said to be iu
a pawnbroker shop in London. How
they got there is not known, but the
story is that among them are the sculp
tured gold jug and sword carried
throughout the Aniericati i-ampsiign
which Lafayette left to his heirs.
Het'l for Murdering n Woman.
Canton. 111.. July 31. Ueorge 1.
iuicii. who was arrested on tne charge
of murdering Mrs. ;. YV. Lam July !!.
was given a preliminary hearing Mon
thly and held to the circuit court with
out bail. The woman was found dead
at home. Ditch was arrested on sus
picion, haviug been seen in the vi
cinity shortly after .the murder was
committed. Ditch served ten years In
the .loliet penitentiarv for assaulting
a young woman uear Pekln.
I'ayne Not Seriously III.
Milwaukee. July 31. Friends, of
Henry C. I'ayne. national Kcpuhlican
committeeman of YVI-consin. received
advices by cable yol onlay staling that
Mr. P.-tyne is at Nurembnrg. not
Berlin, and that he will sal for home
August from Cherbourg. The
fact that Payne sails Friday is assur
ance to his friends that he is not s:r
Defense of Kna;lanl Is a Failure.
London. July 31. The first battle
In the Brftisli naval ma noon vers took
place Monday afternoon when the
cruiser squadrons of the opposing fleets
were engaged off" the Scill.v Islands,
with tin theoretical result that the de
fending fleet was annihilated. The
channel is now apparently at the mercy
of the enemy. KightciMi cruiser wore
He Fought Arainst John Bull.
Marshalltown. -Iowa. July 31. James
C. Henry, the oldest Inmate of the
Iowa Soldiers' Home anil a veteran ot
the Indecndent Brady t'uards. of De
troit. In the Canadian rebellion of
1S.'S. Is dead hero, aged P.".. lie was ad
mitted to the home under a special
act on account of bravery displayed in
fctrlke Amicably etlle1.
Joliet. Ills.. July 31. The strike at
Ihe Pressed Steel Car works Inaug
urated two weeks ago h boon amica
bly settled. The "(mi men return to
work on a piece scale. They formerly
received day wags and the now ar
rangement will be a slight increase.
During the strike the entire plaut was
um ms Liberty to His Wile.
Logansport,' Ind.. July 3t. Mrs.
John F. Johnson was the first to break
the new to Johnson, in the Columbus,
O., p-ison. that he had been pardoned
by President McKfnley. and her mother
reports that th pardon was secured
through the Individual effort of the'
wife. aud her faitli in Christian
LOOKS LIKE A FRAUD
Scheme Apparently lnt-!ndedtp
Use Phillips Name With
out His Consent.
ORIGIN WAS AT NEW YORK CUT
Proposal Was to liaise a Fund of $2,
OOO.OOO to Carry oa
Chicago July 31. (leorge II. Phil
lips aud the other iiieinlx-rs of his com
pany were astonished by the contents
of their mail yesterday morning. In
quiries from -bankers iu Minnesota, In
diana and elsewhere revealed one of
the boldest frauds over undertaken by
a fake concern in the name of a well-
known operator. Parties operating as
Phillips A. Co., at Wall street. New
York, have flooded the country with a
confidential circular to bankers. The
OEOROK H. PHILLIPS
circulars refer to "Our Mr. Phillips
and his successful corn ileal of the
past voar. Kacii circular has attached
to it a fac-simile copy of a statement
in a Chicago pap-r telling of the dis
tribution of profits of Sl.otHi.oOO on the
Phillips Mav deal, in which:'iK ustoni
ors shared pronts on 1. .' i.ihpi nusn-
Would Like to llamlle 1 .OOO.OOO.
After ingeniously giving the
impression tliat t.eor.ge 11. I nil
lips is ihe "Phillips" of the Wall
street coiu-i ru. the proposition Is to al
low bankers to join in a Septemlter
corn pool by coin rinut ing .i.ts encu
to an additional ..(HitMKut fund which
is to 1 raised. One of the letters to
the Phillips company, or to tJeorg-
K." Phillips, exposing the scheme, is
from the "Bank of Carver. Carver.
Minn. It is dated July "i. liml. and
reads; "I am anxious to find out If in
closed letter is fraudulent or not. and
isk you to kindly send me ont of the
im-hxed telegram at my expense
on receipt or tins tetter, lours.
( ; 1:0 1 u:v. k no b l a i t ; h ."
LETTER THAT WAS INCLOSED.
Speculator I'hilllps Gies a I'ossihle Clew
to the "Knterprlie."
The circular referred to in the fore
going is headed Phillip & Co.. Bank
ers and Brokers, r. Wall Streot, New
York:" dated New York July -'0. 1P0L
and addressed to tJeorge Knoblaugh.
Carver, Minn. It reads: "Dear Sir: At
a.-conference held last night between
the meiu'liers of our linn and several
of our largest banking clieuts it was
derided to continue our corn deals Into
the September option. To this end Sl.-
OOO.tKMl additional capital was iinmedi-
utelv subsrrilied by those present, and
we were authorized to solicit subscrip
tions from reliable and trustworthy
bankers only, to the amount of $2.0iM.-
oisi more. Ihe names of the various
bankers known to le desirable were
then selected by the committee and
handed to us with Instruction to place
the matter before each one In a person
Our Mr. Philip! and his opera
tions iu tlie corn market during the
last voar are undoubtedly well known
to you. and we therefore need no fu"r-
ther introduction, it is our purjiose to
handle this ileal in the same conserva
tive manner iu which all of our previ
ous operations nave oeen eontiuciea.
and we have no hesitancy In saying
that a much larger profit will be real
ized by each individual su1sorier to
this pool than ha yet eeii shown.
The opportunity to invest $l.oon or as
much more a yon mav deire In this
syndicate is hereby presented to you.
Subscription looks will close
prointly on the morning of Aug. 1.
l on will therefore so" the necessity of
prompt anion on your part. Make all
Irafts payable to our NewYork office.
and have the kindness to treat this
communication as personal and strict
ly confidential, whether you join us or
not. as success depends largely on the
secret-v ot our plans and operations.
Reports of progress will be mailed to
subscribers from time to time. Very
truly yours PHILLIPS & CO."
ticorge II. Phillip when seen was
unable to tell to what extent this
fraud on his name had leen worked by
the "Phillips & Co." in Wall street. He
thought publicity might bring the
fraud to an end and perhaps arousw
the United State jMjstal aut lioritics.
Phillips said: "When I was In New-
York rrcently some parties approached
me to know how they could operate In
September corn through our house. I
talked very freely of what I could see
iu sight at the time. I have no means
of knowing but suspect that then and
there they laid their plans to make a
big haul on small country bankers by
this scheme, which has now come to
une rennlns of auar was Inrcnted In
Antwerp In the sixteenth century. ;
NEW DEPARTURE. FOR SURE,
Whites In Louisiana Move to Restore
Harmony with the Slacks.
New Oiieaus, July 31. A mass moot
ing was held In Uicliland parish to try
to restore liaruiouy between the whites
and negroes, and put an end to the de
moralization and disturbances of labor
caused by the recent lynching anil the
organization of secret societies among
the negroes, which were viewed by
the whites as suspicious if not actual
ly hostile to them.
The meeting, which was the largest
ever held in that section, pledged Those
present to try to restore harmony and
a- good feeling between whites and
blacks. It declared that there was no
occasion for racial disturbances or dis
order of any kind: that the utmost
good fet.liug had always existed Iko
tween the race iu the past, and should
exist in the future. The resolutions
congratulate the negroes on their obe
dience to the law aud Their general
prosperity, and promise them protec
tion and assistance.
BREWERS DEFY THE UNION.
Contract Rescinded Ueeatie of a Refusal
to Arbitrate. - -
Milwaukee, July 31. The Milwaukee
Brewers' association last Monday aft
ernKu unanimously passed a resolu
tion declaring the contract existing be
tween that association and the Milwau
kee Building Trades Council as ter
minated. The trouble arose over one
of the breweries refusing to recognize
the Master Plumbers' association to
the extent of giving its members a
monopoly of it business and prohilt
iting all competition for plumbing
The brewers" associat ion took this
action after one of the local breweries
had been put on the unfair list, and
uixiii a refusal of the Building Trades
Council to arbitrate the trouble. The
Building Trades Council affiliates with
the Federated Trades Council, and a
lively light from now on is antici
pated. Father l)nin fits Children.
London. July 31. The epidemic of
family murders iu Loudon continues.
Three children were seen struggling
in Begents' caual and immediately aft
erward a laboring man jumped iuto the
water. A policeman junipitl into the
water, but the three children were
dead when brought ashore. The man
explained that the children were his
and that he had thrown them into
the canal owing to their sufferings.
There have been severuLsimilar cases
of murders of families within the last
Count ToUtoi Is Improving.
Moscow. July 31. Count Tolstoi ia
rapidly approaching convalescence.
The old philosopher, undaunted by his
serious experience of the last two
weeks. Is eagerly planning the outlines
of a new novel, entitled -"Old Men."
which, he say, has been Inspired ly
his illness. The work will probably
be the count's last message to the
world and will comtain his reflections
on life composed tinder the shadow of
his approaching end. Tolstoi is
grievd at his inability to work hard,
which he declares is the best remedy
for physical and moral indispositions.
t an t tiet KUI or His Kx-Wlle.
Muskegon. Mich.. July 31. Heur.v
Sable, of Laketown township, is con
fronted with the problem of how to get
rid of a divorced wife. Last February
he received a decree of divorce on the
ground of extreme cruelty. He gave
his ex-wife money to go east to hot
friends, but some time ago she came
back and insisted on living with him.
Mondav Sable went to Sheriff Payne
and Prosecuting Attorney Cross aud
asked for relief from the presence of
his divorced wife. who. he said, still
held the scepter of power in his domi
cile. The authorities could uot help
Heat lie ran get! Her Mind.
KiM-kford. lib. July 31. Mrs. J. K.
Williams, wife of the president of the
Rock ford Bill Posting company, shot
herself through the right temple. Sun
day afteruoon and died a few hours
later. Her mind was temporarily, un
balanced from the extreme heat. The
family moved here from Chicago about
two years ago.
This Is Another Young Hopeful.
Deep River. Mich.. July 31. William
McKenzie. of Pinconning. got into an
altercation with a Iwy companion aud
the latter shot him in the arm. The
wound is not serious and criminal pro
ceedings will probably not be taken.
i-ui . imii n &ea miaim
Cadillac. Mich.. July 31. Roy Jen
nings, a hreman on tne .inn .roor
railroad, in trying to board Jjis engine
while it was moving missed the foot-
hoard. Both legs were cut off and he
diet! a few hours later. A brother of
Jennings was killed hero three years
ago -while switching for the (L K. &
Bishop John Moore Dead.
Jacksonville. Fla.. July 31. Bishop
John Moore died at his home in St.
Augustine surrounded by all the
priests of Florida. His end was
peaceful. The funeral w:ll take piai-e
iu the cathedral iu t. Augustine
Fridav mor fins at 8 o clock. Dis
tinguished prelates from all over the
country will bo present.
Kaiser'e Blother Very III.
Homburg. July. At a late hour
last night the condition of Dowager
Finpress Frederick was reported to be
verv serious. Km poor william is re
turning fvrftin hi Norwegian cruise
and will arrive here in three days.
rtelt Crushed Bis Jaw.
Kokomo. Ind.. July 31. While en
gaged in threshing wheat near Gal
veston the belt flew off and crushed
the lower jaw of Charles,Breckle. Ow
ing to the. peculiar character of the
Injury, fear is entertained of death.
United Also in Death.
Galena. July 31 Peter R. Kelly,
aged SO years, and his wife, four'years
older. tnth died Monday within a few
hours of each other. They had spent
sixty-five years as man and wife, and
boht will be buried in tlie same grave
A FLAT FAILURE
Seems To Be the Bolting
THE ATTENDANCE IS SLIM.
Will Nominate and Adopt
less. Columbus, Ohio, July 31 Tho
state convention of advocates of free
silver and other issues not covered in
either the democratic or republican
platforms was held here today. The
convention was called immediately
after the recent democratic state con
vention by George A- Groet, of Cleve
land, and others, w ho were dissatis
fied because the present Ohio demo
cratic platform did not refer to Bryan
or reaflirm the Chicago or Kansas City
Attendance a Failure.
The attendance today was very
small, the newspaper men present
constituting the majority of the gain
ing. At a conference of leaders this
morning it was decided to nominate a
full state ticket this evening and se
lect a state committee to manage the
campaign. The platform will reafarm
the Kansas City platform, indorse
Bryan and declare especially for free
INCREASES ITS STOCK
Chicago, July 31 The stockhold
ers of the Iowa Central in special ses
sion here today, authorized the direc
tors to issue gold bonds not to exceed
$25. 000. 000, bearing 4 per: cent, ta be
used f jr refunding purposes, paying
or redeeming outstanding obligations
of the company, and of such other
companies as may be acquired by
consolidation, construction or pur
chases. CAT CAUSES DEATH
OF THREE PEOPLE.
Brooklvn, July 31. James McCoy
and his two children, 16 and 14 years
old, burned to death todav in a hie
in their home. Mrs McC.iv was
probably fatally hurt. The lire was
caused by the overturning of a lamp
by a cat.
SOME MORE DOINGS
IN THE PHILIPPINES
Manila, July 31. Lieut. Croft, of
the 19th infantry, with a mounted de
tachment of Cebu scouts, had an en
counter with 60 insurgents. Seven
rebels were killed and 13 taken prison
ers. Of Croft's force two privates
were slightly wounded. The Philip
pine commission has passed the Ma
nila civil charter, which will go into
effect immediately. The rate of tax
ation on real property has been
amended, it being fixed at 1 per cent
for the present and 2 par cent after
1902. Tomorrow all military cablo
telegraph lines will bo. opened for
COMMITTED IN SOUTH
Jackson, Miss., July 31. R. T.
Taliaferro and wife, prominent citi
zens of Carroll county, were found
dead in bed this morning with their
heads eplit open. It is thought the
murder was committed by negroes
out of revenge for killing the young
negro who attempted to poison the
Taliaferro family two weeks ago.
GRAND JURY HOLDS
HINSEY AND STOLTE.
Chicago, July 31. Two indict
ments each, charging perjury, were
returned today by the grand, jury
against John A. Hi n Bey, former presi
dent of the endowment rank. Knights
of Pythias, and Ilcnry 13. Stoltc, for
mer sccretarv of the endowment rank.
PASSES FROM EARTH
Berlin, July 31 Dr. Bosse, former
Prussian minister of public instruc
tion, who has been ill sometime past,
Constantinople, July 31. The ex
citement among the Albanians at
Prishmina is becoming more acate
and christians are reported to be in a
desperate condition. The foreign
ministers here have made renewed
demands to the government to protect
the lives ana property of the chris
Budapest, July 31. In consequence
of the agitation in Albania. Austria
hs ordered every garrison in Bosnia
and Herzogovina to be immediaUly
placed on a war footing. All c.Ticera
in furlough are ordered to tejoin their
(ray Hmt Fre.
New York, July 3lT Willi utn Lewis
Gray, Fos burgh suspect, was set free