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wet VOL. X. NO. 203. WA.TERBUHY, CONN., MONDAY, AUGUST 2 1897. PlilCE TWO CENTS MISERS GATHERING. fti. Great Crowd Expected at tho , looting at Turtle Croels. US nCITED BUT ORDERLY ASSEMBLY Fomplate Clianc In tlie Blake TJp of the CftnperB, and tiie latest Are Ko t tloeable For th Largre Xrnn S ber or Foreigners. Pittsburg, Aug. 2. All roads lead to Turtle Creek. Marching miners from 11 over the district were converging toward Camp Determination, and if all those reported as being on the march reach the scene there will be at least ' 8,000 diggers present at the big meeting t McCrea's schoolhouse. The miners xpect 8,000 to be on hand. The borough of Turtle Creek experi enced yesterday the liveliest day In its hlaiory, with Its large transient popula tion of minors and curious visitors, but the day passed without trouble of any kind. Burgess Teats of the borough visited the miners' camp and said he had no reason to ordtrr the crowd to dis band, and as long as peace prevails he Urtll not disturb them, t Thre has been a complete shift in the make up of the campers. The men from the Wheeling division of the Bal timore and Ohio, who have been on Cuard ever since the big movement against the De Armltt men was in augurated, have left for their homes at S"inleyville, Gastonville, Snowden, White Hall and Banksvllle. These same men, after reaching home and recuperating Somewhat, have formed new divisions and have returned to the seat of war in erder to attend the big meeting. While ftie old guard was flitting new men were laking their places and took charge of ,the watch that is to be kept up until all of the New York and Cleveland men quit work. I Saturday's guard was noticeable for the absenoe of foreigners. The gather ing on watch yesterday Is Just the re Verse and la composed almost entirely icf the foreign element, which is much gnore excitable than the others and tnunh harder to control. This phase gives to the situation a more serious aspect. Over 1,000 weary strikers have been quartered at Camp Determination and about 100 at Camp Desperation, and about 400 lounged about the hills above and back of Turtle Creek. Grand Rush For Provisions. I When the first batch of 650 marchers parrived on the scene, they were very itiungry and clamored for food. There Jrero provisions enough left , for 200 ..fcnen, and a grand rush was made for t&e provision wagon, and the result was any went hungry. About this time Organizer Miller arrived on the scene and announced that a Pittsburg baker bad donated 1.000 loaves of bread and a grocer had -given a dozen cheeses. To prevent another rush, Miller organized S guard, and all were satisfied for the time being. As large donations of food bave been promised there is not likely to be ft repetition of the scramble. Among the most prominent visitors at the miners' Turtle Creek camp have been General John Little, president, and Joseph Bishop, secretary, of the Ohio ptate board of arbitration. They are ready to solicit signatures to the uni formity agreement and were present to gret the status of affairs among the Strikers. General Little expressed some surprise at the demonstration. He said lie had often seen miners on strike in the Buckeye State, but never had seen them assembled under such circum stances. He said he was pleased with the apparent manifestations of peace. Sheriff Harvey A. Lowrey spent yes terday afternoon in Turtle Creek con sulting with his deputies. Chief Deputy James Richards was in the district all Saturday night. Sheriff Lowrey said that he would not interfere with the Strikers in holding meetings if they acted orderly. He will not allow them to go on the property of the New Tork and Cleveland Gas Coal company, nor will he allow them to act disorderly When marching on the road. Men Bald to Be Begging For Work. T. E. De Armitt, manager of the Oak Hill mine, said that he had been impor tuned by men for positions in the mines. He said he had given 15 of them places. He added that two men had offered to supply him with 50 good miners to go to work Thursday. He was receiving letters In every mail from miners in various portions of the district asking tor places In the New York and Cleve land mines. Concerning the action of some of his men, he said they had come to him sayin. that they will be glad to go to work as soon as the excitement is over. He was emphatic in the state ment if the old men did not return to Work soon he had many others who would take their places. Secretary Warner says the miners' officials have decided to bring an action In equity against Sheriff Harvey A. lowrey, asking for an injunction re straining that official from executing the provisions of the proclamation. He said the proclamation was in violation ef law, and they would go into court to have that point settled. "I believe the proclamation is illegal," said Warner, "and we are going to try and find out if the sheriff has a right to interfere VFith a peaceable assemblage. nick, Glenwood ana juespar men, who are all out. Hea says he is highly elated over the prospects and thinks West Virginia will some out. Mahon has telegraphed from Charleston that the Kanawha and New River men have struck for 50 cents a ton and a check Welshman. Rea says he intends to call on Special Judge John W. Mason, who granted the in junction, and that he wants to know .-.sot th 'uri-o mfiari?. fie does not know' whether the injunction attempts to keep him from holding meetings in the public roads or not. There are more signs of a general lay ing down of picks than there has been since the strike began. None of the operators have contracts of more than 10 days in length. The men say if they do not come out the other miners will go back, and they will return to the 25 cent rates. SAVE THE PALISADES The Tlouse Military, Committee Favors a Reservation. THE GALLO MURDER. KAY BE TAKEN UP AT NEXT SESSION. BICYCLISTS INJURED. Fovtoen Riders and 61x Spectators In- jarrd at Me Cleveland. i Cleveland, Aug. 2. Fourteen bicycle riders and six bystanders were more or less Injured at the bicycle races at Scenic park. None of the injuries re sulted fatally, but one of the spectators . of the race, Edward Thompson, was in an unconscious condition for several hours and, it was feared, sustained se rious internal injuries, while Charles A. , Callaghan'one of the riders, received an ; ugly cut on his head which extended from his right eye to his ear. He aft erward endeavored to finish the race in ; which the accident took place, but fell : from his wheel unconscious before be had gone more than 100 yards. The two accidents were the direct re sult of an overcrowded race track. They occurred in the fourth event, a five 1 mile handicap, in which there were 42 entries. The following are those in jured: Edward Thompson, Internal injuries and bruises about the face and head; Charles A. Callaghan, bad cut, extend ing from eye to left ear; F. A. Moross, Detroit, brujaes about lower limbs; F. A. Robishaw, right arm badly injured; W. Frobishaw, badly bruised about the hands and face; E. J. Merkle, right arm bruised and cut; Thomas Heffron, sprained ankle and bruised shoulders; John Hill, thumb crushed; A. Wood, painful bruises upon lower limbs and face badly scratched; H. H. Woods, bruises on back and shoulders; F. L." Cowles, hip dislocated and badly bruised; F. W. Skinner, bad bruises upon lower limbs; William Lockwood, sprained back and bruises about head and face; John Neely, legs and arms bruised and face badly scrat-ched. In addition to these, several bystand ers, who were mixed up In the accident, sustained painful injuries, but fearing notoriety left the park soon after the accident occurred, refusing to discloss their identity. CkSSAULT AND ROBBERY. A Bartender Waylaid and Shot While Near His Home. Lynn, Mass., Aug. 2. The atrocious assault and shooting by two masked highwaymen of Owen J. Barker almost at his own door on Alley street is the talk of the entire city. The bullet has been extracted from Barker's back, and ! fee has a Blight chance for recovery, al though his physicians do not have much hope. The police have thus far been unable to find the slightest trace of the assailants. All the marshes and ap- ' proaches to the city have been carefully . searched. Barker, it appears, was not a team ' ster, as at first reported, but a bartend er for Thomas G. King, who is ill. It has been Barker's custom to carry the day's receipts home with him at night. I The night before the shooting, however, ; he carried the money to Mr. King, at the latter's house, and when the assault ' occurred Barker had only his own money and very little of that upon his person. j The police think that the men who : attempted to waylay Barker were fa 1 miliar with his habits and with the business methods of the saloon. Committed Suioide When Becoming Blind. New York, Aug. 2. Harvey Heffner, an old man, 71 years of age, who with his aged wife lived in Brooklyn, has committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a 32 caliber revolver. Heffner was removed to the Seney hos pital, where he died an hour later. Heffner was in poor circumstances, suf fered greatly from asthma and was also gradually losing his sight. . The pros pect of becoming blind, together with his other afflictions, so worried Heffner that he became despondent and deter mined to end his earthly troubles. Prompt Action Is Necessary, iv Blasting Xs Being Constantly Done and the Beauty of tlao Scenery. Marred. New Tork, Aug. 2. The joint com mission appointed by New York and New Jersey to protect the palisades has received substantial encouragement from Washington. Stories have been told from time to time of the vicissi tudes of the bill prepared by the com mission for Introduction into congress because of the opposition of property owners along the palisades. The military committee of the house, Commissioner Waldo G. Morse was re cently informed, has determined to re port the bill favorably and so authorize the establishment of a military reser vation on the western shore of the Hud son. The matter could not be taken up at the special session of congress just ended, for ' that was called to effect certain specified things, but the disposi tion of members of congress who have been sounded is very favorable to the bill. Blast Depend on the Government. "We have now on our side," said Mr. Morse, "the members of congress from New York and New Jersey, and there seems to be a disposition on all sides to assist us. I think at the convening of the next session the matter will be taken up with an earnest desire to for ward it. "I think we will have to depend en tirely on the government. New Jersey is not rich, and the palisades lie largely within her boundaries. She could not acquire them without an expenditure of a sum of money which would make a big showing in her tax levies. She al ready has declared that she will not tax the property included in the proposed palisade reservation and that she will surrender all her" claims to the water front. These concessions are consider able and are all, I am afraid, that New Jersey can be induced to make. The government may acquire the property with little expense and preserve the palisades from the destruction which now seems to be almost inevitable un less a strong hand is put upon the van dals who are destroying the base of the cliffs." The Joint commission keeps constant surveillance over the work of the stone crushers and quarries which line the base of the cliffs. Instead of diminu tion in the destruction during the last six months there has been more work done by the stone men than for two years. The work is still confined to the accu mulations of rock at the base of the cliffs. The face of the magnificent rocks will be preserved, because of their comparative inaccessibility, for a time at least. The desire of the contractors who held leases of the property along the river seems thus far to be the ac cumulation of rock for the crushers to supply upper dressing for macadam roads. It is possible that at any time there will be a demand for the rock of the cliffs for building purposes, when the beauty of the cliffs would be doomed. Action Most Be Prompt. The blasting which north New York hears every morning is doing its work steadily, and the great bank of fallen rocks at the base of the palisades im mediately north of Fort Lee is begin ning to show the effect of the constant , raids upon it. It is feared that belore congress acts the constant destruction of the soil along the river will prevent the possibility of ever restoring the clothing of trees and shrubbery which formerly made the base of the cliffs so beautiful. Already patches of bare soil, sometimes 500 or 600 yards in ex tent, show where the crushers have been at work with their unsightly build ings, and these are constantly increas ing in extent. Injunctions have been issued against these men, but they hold leases from estates and have been vic torious in the courts. Fartlier Evldenoe Pointing: to the Guilt of the Supposed Murderer. : Lynn, Mas Aug. 2. The murder of John Gallo at his shanty in Wakefield 1 lajBt week will be the subject of an ln- quest to be held in Lynnfield Center. ' Officers Neal and Vannah have been following up some of the people who knew Williams, the suspected murder er, best in Lynnfield and Wakefield and have tried to find out what became of Williams' watch, which, he says, was stolen at the time he was assaulted, near Wakefield farm, but so far they have been unable to And any trace of it. Williams says that the money he found in the road in a handkerchief was divided into different bundles, each wrapped around with a yellow band of paper. Antonio Gallo, the brother of the dead man, has since told the police that his brother kept his gold and bills In separate packages, and that he al30 separated his fives and tens. This is looked upon as a confirmation of the rcumstantial evidence against Wil liams as to how he came by the money found in his room. RAILROAD COLLISION A Passenger Train Crashes Into Loaded Freight Oars. TWO MO HORRIBLY MUTILATED. FLOODS IN AUSTRIA. No Abatement Jn the Rising of the Waters The Situation Serious. Vienna, Aug. 2. There is no abate ment of the floods in western and upper Austria. The Danube continues to rise, and the danger is very great. At Linz, 100 miles west of Vienna, and at Mau thausen, enormous damage has been done to property. A heavy stone bridge at Linz has been partly demolished. A cloudburst is reported from Bud weis, Bohemia, on the Moldau, and there has been extensive flooding in the outskirts of Ischl, a ' fashionable water ing place on the Traun. The visit of the Emperor Francis Joseph to Baden and the proposed trip of King Alexander of Servia from Bel grade to Vienna have been stopped by the floods. The Passengers Kscaped Serious Injury, and the Conductor and Express man Receive Only Slight 1 Bruises. El liorado, Kan., Aug. 2.The Missouri Pacific passenger train, which left here for Kansas City, crashed into four load ed freight cars which had been left carelessly standing on the main track at Yates Center, resulting in a wreck that will cost the lives of two trainmen. The passenger train was running at a speed of 30 miles an hour. The tender and baggage car telescoped, and the wreck caught fire, burning the baggage car and the four freight cars and de stroying the locomotive and tender. Engineer Jasper Clover and Fireman Cal Rowan, both men of family, living in El Dorado, were probably fatally in jured. Both were found in an unconscious condition lying beside the track. Clover was disemboweled and terribly scald ed, and Rowan had one foot severed from his body and was terribly cut and bruised. Conductor Anderson and the baggage and express man suffered painful bruises, but all the passengers escaped serious injury. Clover and Rowan were sent to a hospital in Kansas City. Big Stahles Destroyed. Bernardsville, N. J., Aug. 2. The ex tensive stables on the Round Top stock farm have been destroyed by fire. A large quantity of hay and grain was destroyed in the fire. There were about 100 horses on the farm, and many of them were in the stable when the fire broke out. Most of the animals are valuable brood mares, and all were re leased without difficulty. Among the horses rescued was Athel, a noted stal lion, a half brother to Arion. The own er of the farm is F. P. Olcott, president of the National Trust company of New York. The loss is estimated at $7,000 on buildings and other property on hand. Sentenced For Insulting the Queen. Simla, Aug. 2. Maulvi Sidayat Ra soul, who was recently arrested at Lucknow tu, aflharge 'of' insulting Queen Victoria and the British govern ment at a meeting of MoliamrriedanS' called to congratulate the sultan on his victories over Greece, on which occasion Maulvi told the assembly that "but for the sultan's forbearance the old wo man's ribs would have bean broken years ago," has been sentenced to a year's imprisonment. The government offered to accept sureties for his good behavior in lieu of imprisonment, but he could not produce them. One Hundred and Three Tears Old. Moorestown, N. J., Aug. 2. Mrs. Christiana French celebrated her one hundred and third birthday at her home here yesterday. In honor of the event there was a family reunion, a large number of her descendants participat ing. Aunt Kitty French was born Aug. 1, 1794, on a small farm near here. In 1810 she was married to Joseph French, a wealthy farmer, and bore five chil ; dren. Had this date fallen on another day of the week there would have been a public demonstration. When the old lady reached the century mark the church bells rang 1794-1894 and then tolled 100 successive strokes. Sudden Death From Heart Disease Southington, Conn., Aug. 2. Wheaton S. Plumb, aged 68, one of the most prominent citizens of the town, died suddenly of heart disease at his home here. Hs had been sitting in a chair and arose to leave the room, when he fell backward and expired almost immediately. The deceased was presi dent of Southington Savings bank, first selectman for the past 10 years, superintendent- of the Southington Cutlery company and also prominently connect ed with other local enterprises. He leaves a wife, one son and a daughter, Mrs. H. W. Terry of Springfield, Mass. Died of Thirst In the Desert. Phenix, A. T., Aug. 2. M. E. Ander son, a broker, with offices at 60 Wall street. New York, has died of thirst and exposure in the desert north "of Phenix, and his wife lies at a farmhouse, near this city, in a critical condition. The couple had started to visit their son, on Cave creek, 30 miles north of here, and missing the road drove aimlessly about the desert. A passing teamster saw the crooked tracks and followed them sev eral miles, finding the couple just in time to save the woman's life. Ander son was too far gone to drink the water the teamster offered. i A Surprise In Store. . Fairmont, W. Va., Aug. 2. "There is . a surprise In store for the operators of this region," said Joseph Rea last night. "Inside of 48 hours there will be several additions to the men already' out." There is more in Rea's words than many people think. He has been here Since last Wednesday and has had two r three meetings each day. Not in the Usual way, but has quietly gone to some shoolhouse or some public hall, and the miners have gathered there as if by .magic. At Monongah the meeting was a repe tition of the success at Palatin and Ca tawba. At Worthington he will make a speech to the men. Four more or ganizers will join Mr. Rea and Ed Davis, his aid. Davis has gone to CJarkaburg to organize .the Ki'okia? Servia Pretests. Constantinople. Aug. 2. The incur sions of the Albanians, who attacked almost simultaneously seven Servian frontier blockhouses along the stretch of frontier between Madliza and Rash ka, have led the Servian government to make a formal protest to the pow ers. It is believed that this is part of an organized plan to provoke Ser via. The matter i3 being discussed by the embassadors in conference, with a view of getting an explanation from Tewfik Pasha, the Turkish minister of foreign affairs. large Hay Crop Reported. Canajoharie, N. Y., Aug. 2. Reports received from the New England, middle and western states show the condition al average of the hay crop to be 94 per cent; that of the whole country 92 per cent, with 2 per cent increase in acreage, indicating the largest crop grown in many years. On this account, it is thought, there will be a large at tendance at the National Hay conven tion to be held at Pittsburg on the 10th, 11th and 12th of this month. Ilallan Stabbing Affray. Waltham, Mass., Aug. 2. Nunzio Jon dano has been seriously stabbed near the heart by another Italian during a scuffle in a camp at the Cambridge wa ter basin. The assailant is Bernard De grato, who, with his brother, took to the woods after the trouble. Jondano was c&uaht in a. swamp later. Tribal Fighting In the Jfilo District. ! Cairo, Aug. 2. The Egyptian intelll- ' gence department has received word ol heavy tribal fighting up the Nile be tween the dervishes and the Jaalins. The dervishes, under one of the gen- . erals of the calipha, defeated the Jaalins in a pitched battle and occupied Me temneh on July 1. The losses on both I sides were very large. The Jaalins are said to have lost 2,000 killed. Killed by the Cars. Brooklyn, Aug. 2. John Paffner, aged 45 years, employed as a gateman by the Long Island Railroad company at the Brooklyn avenue crossing on' Atlantic avenue, was struck by an engine and received injuries, which resulted in his death soon after. Paffner was asleep in the station, when he was awakened by the noise of the approaching train and rushed out for the purpose of lowering the gates. It is supposed that in his half wakened state he became dazed and failed to notice his position, when the locomotive struck him. Snioldo at HacUensack. Hackensack, N. J., Aug. 2. Alphonse Blossler, 38 years of age, of Demarest, N. J., committed suicide by firing a pis tol bullet into his brain. He was in the beer bottling business, and for some time, it is said, business had not been good. This is supposed to have led to the suicide. Coroner Ricardo viewed the remains. The suicide leaves a wife and two children. ! Accidentally Killed. Atlantic City, Aug. 2. While ex-Postmaster James S. McKean and his friend, R. Wilson of Pittsburg, were riding in a bus driven by Amos Bullock, the king bolt of the vehicle pulled out, and it toppled over. Bullock was killed, Mr. McKean was severely cut, and Mr. Wil son was badly brui3ed about the body. Drowned Bodies Recovered. Newburyport, Mass., Aug. 2. The bodies of Patrick Knight and John Hoar, the fishermen from the Boston schooner Sylvester Whalen, who were drowned by the capsizing of their dory, have been found on the beach at Plum island by yie patrol. life 6avers Start Work. Highland Light, Mass. - Aug. 2. The life saving crews along Cape Cod have gone on duty for the usual season of 10 j months. . I The President's Invitation to Reid. New York, Aug. 2. The president im mediately, on learning of the arrival of Hon. Whitelaw Reid, telegraphed an in vitation to himself and wife to make a visit to Mr. and Mrs. McKinley at their country retreat on Lake Champlain, be ginning next Saturday. Later Mr. Reid will visit the Hon. John Sherman, the. secretary of state. One or two pretend ed interviews with Mr. Reid were pub lished immediately on his arrival, but they have all been repudiated. Air. Reid absolutely refused to be inter viewed. Bicyclist's Heart Pierced by a Shaft. Hahway, N. J., Aug. 2. While riding his bicycle along St. George avenue, in ' Linden township, near here, Charles Schillnig, aged 21, was instantly killed by a shaft of a carriage driven by Thomas O'Rourke and Carl Delvias, i which pierced Schillnig's heart. The ' coroner's verdict exonerated the drivers of the carriage from all blame. Well Known Boniface Dead. Cincinnati, Aug. 2. Thomas W. Zim merman, for many years landlord of the Burnett House in this city, died at College Hill sanitarium of Bright's dis ease. During the last two or three years he spent most of his time in New York. Kiclitlng; In South Africa. Cane Town, Aug. 2. Scrim,. v,f,r,x- took place on Friday in the Langeborg district. The British loss was trifling. The enemy's position in the Gamasiep valley was captured, and the rebels fell hack in confusion toward Twaiskloof. Supposed Incendiary Fires. Ottawa, Ills., Aug. 2. The Pioneer Fireproof Construction company's plant, the largest of this kind in the world, has been partially destroyed by fire, en tailing a loss of $100,000. There is only a partial insurance. The fire was of in cendiary origin. The large elevator ot J. N. Shuler has burned to the ground. Loss, $6,000; insurance, $3,000. It is now thought this building was also set on fire. .Had there been any breeze at the time of either fire the city of Ottawa would have been almost wiped out, as both buildings were situated close to the business center. Rich Mine Strike In Oregon. Rainy Lake City, Minn., Aug. t. A rich strike has been made at ttm Ran-' dolph mine, near Mine Center, Or., that will assay from $500 to $1,000 to the ton. A blaBt that was made there some days ago threw up several good sized nug gets. One of them weighed 22 ounces and is pure gold. The discovery is the richest yet made In the- Seine rivet country. The controlling interest in the. mine is owned by Lewis H. Hall of New York. The news has caused a great deal of excitement throughout the gold- fiplds. - Stenographers Convention. Nashville, Aug. 2. Tomorrow the na tional convention of the stenographers of the United States will meet in this city and remain in session three days. Delegates from all the states will at tend, and the convention will be a larga one. Killed by a Passenger Train. Oswego, N. Y., Aug. 2. Anna, the 19-year-old daughter of Jasper Brown of Oswego, while driving over a railroad crossing a few miles south of here, was struck by a passenger train and in stantly killed. CONDENSED DISPATCHES. A" a result of a mountain slide on the southern slope of the Koppen, one' of j the Riesen-Gebirge peaks in Germany, six persons were killed. General Count von Biumenthal the only surviving commander of the Prus sian army of 1870-1, has just completed a term of 70 years' service. It is stated that Dwlght L. Moody, the noted evangelist, is about to resign from active labor and that he will be succeeded by Rev. William Patterson of Toronto, now in Ireland. Fannie Gaffm, 13 years old, ascending in the elevator of the Cataract Paper company's mill at Niagara Falls, put her head out of the door and was in stantly killed, the head being almost severed from the body. Thirty-two employees of the San Francisco mint have been discharged, In accordance with instructions from Washington, on account of the stoppage of the coinage of silver, the appropria tion for which is already exhausted. The Jury in the trial of Charles W. Spalding, treasurer of the Illinois State university and president of the Globe Savings bank, has returned a verdict of guilty. The trial was on an indict ment charging Spalding with hypothe cating $25,000 of Maocupin county bonds. - - DISPUTE ENDS IN MURDER. Weak Minded Young Man Shot an Aged Hermit, Westfield, Mass, Aug 2. Edward Fitz, the young man who yesterday shot Hiram Burlingame, 96, an inof fensive old man, who lived a hermit life, in a hut at Hampton Plains, three miles from here, was arraigned this morning charged with assault with in tent to kill. By advice of his lawyer he pleaded not guilty. The case was continued until August 11, and Fitz held without hail. It is plainly evi dent that he is weak mentally, which explains his shooting the old man on so slight a provocation as a disagree ment over the price of a revolver which Fitz wished to buy. WANT VIGILANCE COMMITTEES To Loot After American Interest an Honolulu. New York, Aug 2. A dispatch to the Herald from Vancouver, says that the steamer Miowera, from Honolulu, brings the folowing Hawaiian advices: Honolulu harbor is dotted with British, Japanese and UnitJd States war vessels and more Japan se and British vessels asre expe.ri dailj. In semi -government quarters every thing is reported quiat, but the im pression among C't'zsas ia ihat the condition of affairs is very threatening, ana a popular outj ''ari may occur at amy time whsn international :a'fr ference from 3lii;s in the harbor would occasion complications. TARIFF PROTESTS. Some of Those Received From Foreign Representatives. Washington, Aug. 2. In a late num ber of The Congressional Record con taining speeches on the tariff confer ence report is a speech by M. N. John ston of North Dakota, in which he makes a compilation of the protests re ceived by the state department from the representatives of foreign govern ments against certain duties imposed in the Dingley tariff bill while that meas ure was pending. Some of these pro tests have been made public, others have been referred to the committees of congress having the tariff bill in charge, and little or no attention has been paid to them. Nearly all of these communications revert to the commerce between the several countries and the United States. They insist that the new tariff will re tard that commerce, and some of them Intimate that it will result in decreasing the demand for American goods. Some of the ministers disclaim any intention to Interfere In the internal affairs of the United States, but make the represen tations for the benefit of the commerce between the countries. Some sugges tions are made that the injury to be done the treasury of the United States on account of the imposition of the proposed duties will be considerable. Minister Brun of Denmark calls at tention to the fact that the tariff on American goods going into Denmark is very favorable and that his government views with a great deal of apprehension the pending tariff bill and the rates especially. He says that the admission of Danish products on a favorable tariff would only be a fair return for the rates granted American products. The Danish products which he said would be greatly affected by the new bills were beer, cement, white cabbage, hemp seed, porcelain, hides and skins, wool, rags, pebbles, lime, chalk, gloves, leather, condensed milk, granite, monu ments, dairy machinery and deecker tents. Three Commnnlcatlons From Italy. There were three communications from Baron Fava, the Italian embassa dor. The first protests against the duty on Italian oranges and lemons, which, he says, would prove very disastrous to the Italian trade in these fruits. A sec ond communication from Baron Fava is against the 60 per cent duty on can died fruits, which the manufacturers of Leghorn say would destroy their mar ket in the United States. In a third communication Baron Fava speaks of a letter of the secretary of agriculture in which he refers to a ministerial de cree of Italy relating to meats from the United States. This decrse requires a consular vise for certificates of origin Issued by American authorities and ac companying shipments of meats. Baron Fava informs the statt department that the question has been submitted for ex amination to the zootechnic and epi zootic board. The embassador adds: "His majesty's government, however, desires to perform a friendly act to ward the United States by frankly forewarning it that it could in no case be induced to modify the provisions contained in the aforesaid decree, in ac cordance with the desire expressed by the department of agriculture, if the United States should persist in retain ing in the new customs tariff the ex orbitant duties to which I have had the honor to call your excellency's attention in my preceding written and verbal communications. The same warning has been communicated, with the same amicable intent, by my government to the representative of the United States at Rome." Count Lichtervelde, minister of Bel guim, sent three communications con cerning the tariff. One referred to the retroactive clause adopted by the house and pointed out that it worked great hardship upon those who were shipping articles which couid not be safely trans ported in the winter, such as plants and bulbs. The other communications refer to the rates on cement, sprats and sar dines. He says tHat the discontinuance ot exportation of Belgium cement would result disastrously to grain exported from the United States, on account of the higher rates that would be charged, because vessels would have to sail one way in ballast. A LAKE OF PETROLEUM. Another Rich Find in the Northwest Which the Gold Fever Had Side tracked For a Time. San Francisco, Aug 2. While the whole world is excited over the gold discoveries in the north, sight has been lost of another discovery that prom ises to be of great value in the develop ment of that section. Some months ago a lake of almost pure petroleum ' was discovered and samples were sent to Seattle for analysis. The report on these has just been made public. The find is reported to be of great richness. A company has been formed in Seattle to handle the product and travelers from there say the company- intends to put it on the Alaskan market at once. The lake is of unknown depth, several miles wide and-five to six miles in length and the quality of the petro leum is said to be of the finest. The lake is only two miles from the ocean. The hills surrounding are said to bo rich in coal and naptha. ARRESTED FOR WIFE MURDER. But Claims That the Woman Fired the Shot Which Ended Her Life. ; New York, Aug 2. August Mahler, a , bartender, is in custody on suspicion ot having killed his wife, Augusta Mah- ici , io-uay, in ineir nat in wesi izna street. Mahler alleges that the woman committed suicide by shooting herself in the. head after attempting to shoot T him. The police say that the bullet which killed Mrs Mahler, entered . her head in such a way as to indicate that it was fired by some one above heT and that the absence of powder maks it improbable that the wound, was self-inicted. Mrs MaiJer, who was a widow when she married Mahler re cently, was jealous of her husband's attentions to her daughters. The. couple had quarreled several tiims over this subject. ' , DINGLE Y'S FATHER ILI Lewistoo, Me, Aug 2. The condTtioa' of Merson Dinaley, father of Congress ig fast and there is no chance for his reeovprv. Cono-ressrmin - Dino-lov ar rive! here to-day nnd is with his father who is suflerins; from paralysis. INSPECTING THE NAVY YARD. New London, Aug 2 Secretary ot the Navy Long, who arrived here late yesterday, inspected the nasry yard at Groton this morning. He will leave on the 'Dolphin for Newport late this af ternoon or to-morrow morning. cur news. GREEN NOT IN CONDITION. San Francisco, Aug 2. The sporting fraternity is troubled over a rumor that George Green is not in condition to flsht Joe Wolcott P. T. Hayes and family are summer- in at Woodmont. - ; ; H;ss Mary Dwyer, stenographer in the law office of the O'Neills, is home ou a vacation in the Berkshire hills. Frank Bracey, son of George Bracey cf Spring street, fell down cellar thia morning, receiving a slight . scaJp wound. Simon Roat, a Hartford peddler, waa on his way to Waterbury yesterday, when his horse became sick and died on the Meriden road. Roat caime to town and reported the case to HeaHJ Officer O'Hara. The man was net able to pay for removing the animal and tire selectmen will have to foot the bill. - John F. Heslin, national delegate of the Catholic Total Abstinence union ol America, is in this city in the interests of the C. T. A. U. of Connecticut.. A convention of the temperance forces in the state will be held in this city Sep tember 21-22. Eminent temperance ecclesiastics as well as all the promi nent laymen in the cause, will be present. . . Mrs Edward Dowling, aged 75 years, died yesterday at her home in New Haveu. The deceased was a sister ot Jeremiah Sullivan, 458 Baldwin street, and had been a resident of Waterbury at one time but removed to New Haven some time since. Although living away from Waterbury, still the place always had a fascination for her and long before the end came she made ar rangements to be buried in Waterbury. The remains will be brought here on the 11:12 train to-morrow morning in charge of Undertaker Moriarty and will be interred in St Joseph's ceme- -tery. Tho lobby of City hall and the se lectmen's office were crowded to-day with people looking f or employment oa th town roads. Selectmen Morris and. Doran spent the whole day -talcing down the names of applicants and" in quiring into their circumstances. Over three hundred men aked for work; and about two hundred of this num ber will be put to work to-morrowi and will be kept on two weeks, when, they will have to retire in order to make room for others. The men are all residents of Waterbury, in most oases fathers of families, who have been out of wrork for several months and are badly in need of employment. so rar. as anyone could :udge. all the applicants are willing to work at any- tmng tney can get, and m fact, few would believe that there is such a. large body of able-bodied men out rf work in Waterbury at this season. While the selectmen are doing all in cneir power to make the best thev ran. . of the situation, still it is safe to pay that there will be some dissatisfaction. l ne selectmen cannot give emDlovmpiit to all those idle men at the sami iim and for this reason people who will jiiv5 ia Willi, win imnK inat they are not being used just right, but of this is something which cannot be avoided. The board will employ as many as possible and inasmuch as the number of applicants is saeaiar tan there as room, the fairest thing that w uiiius up me WCfJC among the whole.