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WATE11BURY, CONN., TUESDAY, AUGUST 31 1897.
PRICE TWO CENTS
THE END SEEMS
Indications of a Speedy Settle
ment of the Coal Strike.
SMALL OPEEATOES HAT EE3UME,
Willing to Toy the Rate Demanded by
the Miners In Plttubnrg District Pend-lng-
Arbitration Labor Leaden Meet
In St. Louis to DUoqbs tlie Situation.
Pittsburg-, Aug. 31. The strike situa
tlon in this district may be sad to be
' In a muddle. It is known that when
President Dolan left for the St. Louis
convention he was the bearer of an im
portant proposition to be submitted to
National President Ratchford, which
asks the privilege of starting' some of
the mines. It has the sanction of some
officials and only needs the consent of
the higher officials.
The smaller operators here will hold
a. meeting tonight to agree, to make
whatever promises the national officers
of the miners require. These operators
had a meeting last week, and it is said
obtained 29 signatures to an agree
ment to paythe rate demanded and not
o sell coal to the Big 13 combination,
y wmcn controls ine latte iraue. l jl-v-u-lcii-
lora gives nis consent, a. numoer ol
mines will be started at once, and in
that event it Is predicted the strike will
be soon ended.
.One of,.vthe Big 13 said: "If the
mines start under Buch an agreement
tn the Pittsbure district, the jig is up.
The hour that men are given the privi
lege of working In the Pittsburg dis
triot desertions from the ranks of strik
en In West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and
Illinois will follow. If 29 mines in the
rtttsburcr district should start, they
would not find a market for more than
two cars of coal a day each."
Secretary "William Warner of the min
ers said that all of the small operators
) in the Pittsburg district, with the ex-
j caption of a few, are willing to pay the
rats demanded, and he is In favor or
letting them start.
the' 'Atlanta Federation of Trades. '" A
polite request tn "quit monkeying and
strike for single tax on land values"
was then read from the Youngstown,
(O.) single taxers, and the talk went on.
Mr. Ratchford took exception to Mr.
Carson's statement that the Illinois
miners had lost their strike. lie said
the miners were winning their strike,
and furthermore his men were not ask
ing this convention for aid. They want
ed this gathering to eradicate, if possi-
sible, the power of injunction.
tbor Leader Devising Plans to Settle
the Great Coal 8trlke.
j St. Louis, Aug. 31. There are 88 ac
credited delegates In the labor confer
ence now being held In this city for the
Xurpoae of considering the coal strike.
The report of the committee on creden-
. Clais showed that the following organi
sations were represented: United Mine
porkers of America, the Social Democ
racy, the American Federation of Labor,
' the Stonemakers International union,
Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators,
Brotherhood of Bottle Blowers, Building
Trades Council of St. Louis, the Patriots
Xtt America, International brotherhood
of Track Foremen, the Single Tax
ticagne of America, Central Labor
Council of Cincinnati, the International
Typographical union, the Peoples' Party
of Kansas and the Industrial Order of
."' The report showed also the presence
of one woman delegate, Mrs. Mary
Jones of Chicago, who represents the
W. B.iPrescott, president of the Na
tional Typographical union, of Indian
apolis was chosen permanent chair
man and A. M. Pearce of Columbus,
: O., permanent secretary.
' On motion the chairman then named
as the committee on resolutions and
plan of action W. C. ' Pearce of the
miners, "W. D. Mahon of the street rail
way men, Victor Berger of Milwaukee,
who represents the Social Democracy,
In whose favor Mr. Debs declined; G. C.
Clemens- of Topeka, representing the
Populists, and James R. Sovereign.
Mr. Ratchford then took the floor. lie
went over the miners' strike from its
Inception to the present day and dwelt
particularly upon "government by in
junction." He pleaded for prompt ac
tion and, coming to the point of his ar
gument, advocated a special session of
congress as the best and in fact the
only relief. "I believe," said Mr. Ratch
ford. "a special session of congress Is
necessary to deGne the rights of the
people of this country if they have
any. I believe if sufficient time- were
riven the president of the United
Btates will call a special session of con
gress to act 09 the matter of injunc
tions and find means of relief from the
existing troubles In the labor world.
General Strike as a Last Resort.
"In case of refusal," said Mr. Ratch-
ford impressively after an outburst of
,' cheering bad subsided, "it will then be
( time to consider more extreme meas
ly urea. I am in favor, if the president re
fuses to call congress together, of a
complete paralysis of business. I be
lieve then in a sympathetic strike."
Mr. Patrick O'Neill of Rich Hill, Mo.,
who said he represented 1,500 unorgan
ized "picks," favored a labor revolution.
He was a socialist, he said, and believed :
In the miners taking things in their own
Jiands if necessary. His fiery harangue
pleased the audience greatly.
Mr. Sovereign put himseit on record as
opposed to Mr. Ratehford's plan. He
believed this would be the last con
vention to be held under present condi
tions and that the crucial test now
confronted organized labor.
Mr. Mahon of Detroit said a resolution
committee was useless. The convention
Should vote on Ratehford's proposition
and then go home. The power of the
nation, he said, was in the courts, and
If anybody, was to be injured let it be
the courts. He was opposed to Mr.
Mr. Mahon, as did hi3 predecessor,
took a fling at Senator Hanna, Mr.
Mahon saying the president would have
to s;et Hanna's consent to the convening
James M. Carson, president Illinois'
miners, then recited at length the con
ditions confronting the miners of his
state and said he believed his men
would be beaten In two weeks.
Telegrams of greeting and protests
against "government by injunction"
were received from the Populist exec
utive committee of the Sixteenth con
gressional fljstrict of Ohio, the German
Trades assembly of Phiiaflainhia.
An Operator's Opinion.
Cleveland, Aug. 81. A prominent ooa
operator In the Pittsburg district sayi
that the miners' strike will probably b
settled, temporarily at least, within thi
next 36 hours.
Tho operators have been quietly ne
gotiating with the miners' officers sinc
the adjournment of the Pittsburg con
ference, and a settlement Is believed tc
be close at hand. The operators offeree
to pay the men 64 cents a ton pending
arbitration if the miners would consent
to such an agreement, with the distinct
understanding that the arbitrator!
could not fix a price below 60 cents oi
above 69 cents.
President Ratchford made a countei
proposition for arbitration, stipulating
that the men be made 69 cents a ton, t
cents of that price to be turned over tc
a trustee or trustees and to be held until
the arbitration is completed and ther
paid to th6 miners if the rate is flxeo
at 69 cents. If the rate is fixed belo-si
that figure, then a portion of th
amount held by the trustees Is to bi
given to the miners and the other re
bated to the operators. It Is believed
that President Ratchford will consent to
arbitration, and it Is expected that worh
at the mines will be resumed before th
close of the week.
Forest Fire In Montana.
Anaconda, Mon., Aug. 81. A fierce
forest fire Is raging a few miles west ol
here and spreading with alarming ra
pidity toward this city. The fire has
already burned over 10,000 aores of tim
ber. A messenger from the burned dis
trict says that Georgetown and Silver
Lake are both in the track of the Are,
and unless something is done to check
the flames great loss of property and
life may result. Near Georgetown a
terrible fire has been generated, and
flames 100 feet high can be seen from
Stonecutters on a Strike.
Westerly, R. I., Aug. 31. About 100
cutters employed by the Smith Granite
company went on strike on account of
differences in opinion in regard to cut
ting a stone. The work of C. J. Mur
phy, secretary of the local union, was
called into question, and the strike re
sulted. It is thought the trouble will
be adjusted soon.
. MRS. DREW DYING.
The Last Scenes In a Notable Dramatt.
New York, Aug. 31. Mrs. John Drew
Is dying. The veteran comedienne, who
has worn the mask of comedy for so
many years, who has wooed both laugh
ter and tears from three generations oi
playgoers, is peacefully passing away
at Larchmont, N. Y. The end may
come at any moment, say the physi
cians. Mrs. Drew, who has been spending the
summer months at the Bevan House,
has for several years been a sufferer
from a complication of kidney and heart
troubles. No immediate cause for
alarm, however, was felt until about a
month ago, when a decided change for
the worse took place. Since then sh
has been gradually growing weaker.
So critical was her condition on Sunday
that Dr. C. W. Jackson, who has been
In constant attendance on her at Larch-
: pi. i. v.-
MRS, JOHN DREW,
mont, called In Dr. W. E. Billiard foi
consultation, and the immediate rela
tives were advised to come at once.
John Drew, who has been touring the
Pacific coast in "Rosemary," will leave
his company tonight at Salt Lake City
and come directly to New York. He has
been in constant communication with
Dr. Jackson relative to his mother's
condition. Mrs. John Drew the young
er is in Europe, near her daughter, who
Is at school there, and Miss Ethel Bar
rymore, Mrs. Drew's granddaughter,
not anticipating the present situation,
only sailed a few days ago to join Sir
Henry Irving's company. They have
both been advised by cable of the elder
Mrs. Drew's condition, and it is thought
that Mrs. Drew, Jr., will return imme
diately. At the Bevan House with Mrs. Drew
are Mrs. J. C. Stewald and her two
daughters, distant relatives of the
Drews, and young Jack Barrymore, a
son of the late Georgle Drew and Mau
rice Barrymore. Young Barrymore,
who is a manly fellow of 16 and devoted
to his grandrother, was seen last even
ing Immediately after a consultation
with Dr. -Jackson and said there was no
change for the better In the veteran ac
VIG1LAWTS OF SKflGUAYJ
Klondikers Summarily Dispatch
! Provision Thief.
READING OUT HARRITY.
WAS SHOT TO DEATH ON THE TEAII
The Body Disposed of In a Stone Pile.
Canadian Domioloo Survoyor Report,
on tho Extent and Conditions of tlis
Upper Xukon OoldlleldB.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 31. An unknown
man has been shot in the Skaguay trail
by a committee of vigilants, and his
bones are now rotting on a pile of rocks
within a few rods of the pass. This
news was brought down by the steamei
Utopia, which has just arrived frorr.
Skaguay. The Utopia left Skaguaj
Aug. 24. The story In general Is all that
can be learned, the details being un
known among the Utopia's six passen
gers. Some time ago a sack of flour
was stolen. Suspicion pointed to a man
who was encamped near the summit,
A committee of six was chosen to fer
ret out and punish the thief. These
men went to the tent of tho suspected
man and found the missing sack. The
man begged for mercy, but the commit
tee, satisfied of his guilt, decreed that
he be killed. The man was dragged
from the tent and tied up tightly to a
pole. The committeemen stood off a
short distance and shot together. The
thief's body was pierced In six places.
Feeling their duty done and sick of their
task, the vigilants left at once, not
even waiting to put the bleeding form
beneath the ground. For three days il
hung there in full view of those pass
ing with their packs. The odor ema
nating from the body became so offensive
that two men cut It loose and carrying
it up a hillside covered It with a pile of
Five Hundred Miles of Gold.
In speaking of the Klondike goldflelJe,
William Ogilvle, Dominion surveyor for
the Northwest territory, discourages all
strangers from going into the bleak
country this winter. He denies that
any difference regarding the boundary
line exists between Canada and the
United States. He says:
"Gold has been found In a certain
zone in British Columbia, running
through the Cariboo and Casslar dis
tricts. Project the axis of this zone
northwesterly and we touch the Teslln
lake, Hootallnqua river, Stewart river,
Indian creek, Troandlke, Sixty Mile,
Forty Mile, American creek, Seventy
Mile and Birch creek. Now, It is high
ly Improbable that, gold being found at
all these points, the intervening spaces
are barren, and we will do no more than
say generally that we have a zone of
upward of 600 miles in length, sdme of
it In Alaska, more of it in the North
west territory and much of It in British
Columbia, which will yet be the scene
of numerous mining enterprises, both
on the quartz and on the placer, the
former practically Inexhaustible. The
conditions, however, are most unfavor
able. There is a nine months winter,
barrenness i3 almost total so far as veg
etation and food are concerned, the
earth is bound In eternal frost, and the
thermometer often reaches 60 and 70
degrees below zero."
Waces SIS to $25 a Day.
Some advices brought by the Portland
are that wages will be $15 to $25 per day
In Dawson City thi3 winter. The popu
lation of Dawson was about 6,000 on
July 18. Last fall it was 600. Most of
these people came from Circle City in
the first rush to the new diggings, but
1,200 went over the Chilkat pass and up
by way of St. Michaels in the early
spring and summer.
Nearly 1,000 claims on the Klondike
proper and on its tributaries will be
worked this year. Wages will be high
this winter, for very few of those who
started to the goldfields this fall will
reach the Klondike before winter sets
in. Only 300 have gone up by way of St.
Michaels, and 200 of the steamer Hum
boldt's passengers will not get through
this winter. Not more than 800 will
penetrate the White and Chilkat passes.
Thus there will not be enough men to
work the claims, and especially if many
prospect on their own account. This
may cut down the production of tho district.
Wealthy Ia Iter's Snlclde.
New York, Aug. 81. Henry Wirtz, a
baker, reputed to ba worth $100,000, com
mitted suicide by hanging himself to a
after in the cellar of his home, B16 Pearl
street, this city. Before life was ex
tinct Wirtz wis discovered and cu.t
down, but there was a delay in getting
an ambulance surgeon, and before he
arrived the man died. Wirtz had been
in ill health for some time and seemed
to be greatly worried over the widening
of Elm street, which will take away
part of the house in which he had lived
for many years. The baker leaves a
widow and two grown up daughters.
Schooner and Tug; Collide.
Boston, Aug. 31. The ocean tug Glad
iator, Captain Kelly, which arrived
here having in tow the barge Mary
Whitridge from Philadelphia and the
old propeller steamer Amos G. Barstow
from New London, was in collision Sun
day morning in Pollock Rip siUe with
the two masted schooner Clanullen of
Harrington, Me. The tug and her tow
were uninjured, but the schooner was
damaged to the extent of about $500.
Alleged Home Thief Caught.
Ogdensburg, N. Y., Aug. 31. Chcrles
Cunningham, alias Chester Taylor of
Clyde, wanted for horse stealing' at
Rochester, ha3 been arrested here He
came here from Canada. Rochester offi
cers have been after him for a month.
Cunningham is a noted horse thief and
his picture adorns the Rogues' gallery
in several cities.
Fenmylvmnla Democrats Declare Hll Seat
Vacant on the National C'minlttM,
Reading, Pa., Aug. 31. By a vote of
S3 to 26 the state Demooratlc committee
last night adopted a resolution declar
ing vacant the seat of William F. Har
rlty .of Philadelphia in the national
Democratic committee. The committee
met in the rooms of the Americus club
by direction of the executive commit
tee to consider the question of the va
canoy In the national committee. The
proceedings were exciting from start to
finish, and at one stage a policeman
was called upon by State Chairman
Garman to eject Timothy O'Leary of
Pittsburg for Interrupting the speak
ers. O'Leary Is not a member of the
committee. State Chairman Garman
presided, except for a short time, when
Wanted to End His Career.
WInsted, Conn., Aug. 31 George
Gardner, aged 65 years, made an' at
tempt to commit suicide by shooting
with a revolver. The bullet lcflced in
the head near the right ear, but was
removed by a physician. Despondency,
caused by being out of work, is as-
WILLIAM F. HARRITY.
he surrendered the chair to W. R.
Brainton of Lancaster to speak upon
Immediately after the meeting was
called to order J. B. Keenan of West
moreland offered a resolution "that a
vacancy has been created and now ex
ists In the membership of the national
Democratic committee by reason of the
voluntary withdrawal from politics and
from participation in the deliberations
of the committee of the late incumbent,
William F. Harrity, and that Mr. Har
rlty, not being in accord with the prin
ciples of the Democratic party, James
M. Guffey of Pittsburg, who so loyally
supported William J. $ryan, be and is
hereby selected to fill the vacancy."
After a heated and at times acri
monious discussion the resolution was
adopted as stated above.
NEW LIEN LAW.
A New Tork Stato Statute AfTectlne; Deals
Iu Real Estate. -
Albany, Aug. 31.-An Important law
which takes effect tomorrow will se
riously affect all real estate deals. It Is
a new lien law and Is Intended to do
away with abuses which have been in
cident to many real estate deals hith
erto. It Is not believed, that it will
stand In the way of any genuine trans
action between a bona fide vender and
purchaser of real estate.
Such people are willing to comply
with the provisions of the law. It may
interfere with the plans of the irre
sponsible dealers, whose business is
chiefly in the air. The last section is an
attempt to make building transactions
more equitable than they now are. It
alms to insure the contractor who has
furnished labor or material to the man
who buys lots with a building loan from
losing his just compensation. The new
A contract for the 6ale of land with a
building loan and any modification
thereof must be In writing and within
10 days after its execution be filed in the
office of the clerk of the county in which
any part of the land Is situated. If not
so filed, the Interest of each party to
such contract in the real property af
fected thereby Is subject to the lien and
claim of a person who shall thereafter
file a notice of a lien under this chap
ter. A modification of such contract shall
not affect or impair the right or Inter
est of a person who previous to the
filing of suoh modification had furnish
ed or contracted to furnish material or
had performed or contracted to per
form labor for the improvement of the
real property, but such right or inter
est shall be determined by the origi
Prominent New Torker Dead.
Somersworth, N. H., Aug. 31. Hon.
Daniel G. Rollins died at his summer
home on Beacon street, aged 55 years.
He was a graduate of Dartmouth col
lege and Harvard Law school and for
many years has been a resident of New
York city, where he served as surro
gate and district attorney. He was a
1 friend of President Ar
thur during his administration. Four j
weeks ago he came to the old homestead
here 111 with diabetes, to which he suc
cumbed. He was a member of the Un-
ion League ana otnei- jeauuig ciuds oi
New York city and conducted an ex
tensive law practice there.
Injured In a Windstorm.
Mllford, O., Aug. 81. In a brief but
violent windstorm, with rain and hail,
at Mount Repone, six miles from here,
eight persons, all on the highway, were
seriously, though not dangerously, hurt.
The injured are: Judge Harrison and
his daughter, thrown from a buggy
blown over by the wind; Rev. J. B.
Buckles and sister, thrown from a car
riage upset by the wind; William and
Anna Nimmo, blown from a tandem;
Mrs. Joseph Essex, thrown from a bug
gy overturned by the wind; William
Stump, seriously hurt by hail.
Ship's Cargo on Fire.
Charleston, Aug. 31. The British
Steamer Oswestry, Captain Wilson, has
arrived here from Huelva with her car
go of pyrites on fire. The fire was con
fined to holds 2 and 3. As soon as
the steamer was docked the tug Her
cules commenced to pour water lat tha
SLAIN BY MOONSHINERS.
Arkansas Illicit Distillers Fight
TWO KILLED, TWO FATALLY SHOT.
THE INDIAN REVOLT.
A Kald an the Stills In the Ozark Moun
tains lies u Its In the Destruction of the
Offloers The Government Offers a Re.
ward JFor the Murderers' Capture.
Little Roci, Aug. 31. Two deputy
United States marshals are dead, two
are seriously injured, and two more are
missing as a result of an attack on a
posse of officers by a band of moonshin
ers in Pope county. The dead are B. F.
Taylor of Searcy county and Joe Dod
son of Stone county. The wounded are
the Renfrew brothers.
The names of the missing men are
not given, but they are supposed to be
deputy sheriffs of Searcy county. Tay
lor, one of the murdered men, was 60
years of age and was the wealthiest
man in Searcy county. Dodson was a
well known deputy anl has been a ter
ror to moonshiners for years.
The victims were all officers, deputy
United States marshals and deputy sher
iffs, and the murderers are moonshiners
of the boldest and most desperate class.
The scene of the crime was a ravine in
the mountains of Pope county, 35 miles
from Russellville, the nearest telegraph
office and 10 miles from -Will Springs.
The region has for years been a ren
dezvous for counterfeiters and moon
shiners and is considered the worst and
most dangerous section in the state.
The officers for a long time have been
trying to break up the lawlessness in
that vicinity, and many battles with the
desperadoes have occurred. Captain B.
F. Taylor, the richest man in Searcy
county, determined to aid the officers in
putting down crime in that section. He
secured a commission as a deputy Unit
ed States marshal and led the posse in
the raid that resulted in his death.
Fifty Stills In Operation.
A few days ago a successful raid was
made in the same locality In which a
dozen moonshiners were captured and
brought to Little Rock. One of them
told the officers that at least 50 large
distilleries were operating In the same
neighborhood. Taylor, with his posse,
located a large moonshine outfit Sat-,
urday night and decided to make the
Proceeding in advance of his men,
Taylor was within 30 feet of the dis
tillery when he was fired upon from
ambush and instantly killed. As Dod
son ran up to Taylor he was also shot
dead In his tracks, and then a volley
was fired Into the officers.
The Renfrew brothers fell mortally
wounded and lay by the roadside' until
later In the day, when a traveler named"
Pack chanced by. All traces of the ban
dits had disappeared, as well as two of
the deputy sheriffs. The latter have
not since been heard from and are be
lieved either to have been killed or tak
en captives by the moonshiners.
Pack hurried to Russellville with the
news, and the coroner, together with
a sheriff's posse, immediately started
for the scene. No news has been re
ceived since they departed. The officers
believe the gang isheaded by Horace
Bruce and John Church, two of the
most dangerous characters in that lo
cality. The United States authorities were
asked to offer a reward for the arrest
of the gang, to which the state will con
tribute, and a determined effort will be
made to capture them. It is very prob
able the effort will lead to further blood
shed. Marshal Cooper has received the fol
lowing telegram from Attorney General
"Expense of posse, subject to execu
tive approval, not to exceed $2,000, au
thorized. Five hundred dollars reward
authorized for capture and delivery to
marshal of all persons implicated in the
Cuban Assembly to Meet.
New York, Aug. 31. Thomas Estrada
Palma, representative of the Cuban
provincial government, has received the
official list of deputies to the next Cu
ban constituent assembly, which is to
meet in Camaguey on Sept. 2 to elect a
new president, the office of the present
incumbent expiring on Thursday. The
assembly will also revise the present
provincial constitution, which was
adopted for a term of two years on
Sept. 18, 1S35. Each of the six army
corps sends four deputies to the assem
bly. Coal Deposits In Newfonndland.
St. Johns, N. F., Aug. 31. There Is a
great boom In this colony owing to the
recent discoveries of coal on the west
coast. The deposits are very extensive,
and the seams vary in width from 6 to
3 3 feet. The quality of the product is
believed to be equal to the best Welsh
steam coal. Experts pronounce the
prospects excellent. Sixty thousand tons
are already visible, and It Is expected
that coal mining will become one of the
most promising resources of the island.
Raballlotu Kt(Ttl Oistns Aisllwr Brtte
lsh Position Critical Sitae Urn.
Bombay, Aug-. 81. A tron; fovo ol
AfridlB, it la juat announoed, ha cloaed
the Kohat paaa, and therefor the pro
posed advance of a oolumn of British
troopa through that paaa has been
With the Khyber and Kohat passe in
the hand of the enemy, the gravity oi
the situation has Increased.
The Kohat pass at its entrance Is
commanded by Fort Maokeeon. It runs
through Afridl territory to the British
post at Kohat, about 40 miles from
Peshawur. The latter Is a strong mili
The column under Colonel Richardson
and a detached party which were sent
to relieve the police posts at Lakka and
Saifaldara found them hard pressed by
Orakzals. A sharp conflict ensued be
tween the relieving force and the rebels,
resulting in the repulse of the latter
with considerable loss. The posts were
relieved and their garrisons withdrawn.
The Shlnwarl and Kahl police posts
on the Samara range were attacked,
evacuated by their garrisons and burn
ed by the enemy on Sunday night.
Editor Transported For life.
Bombay, Aug. 31. Editor Klshalkar
of the native newspaper Mahram, pub
lished at Islalpore, has been sentenced
to transportation for life, and the pro
prietor and publisher of the paper,
Harmolkar, has been transported for
seven years. The sentences were Im
posed In consequence of the publication
in The Mahram of a seditious article
applauding the propaganda of the Ca
nadian committees in India and else
where in favor of Independence.
FIREMEN CALLED OUT TWICE,
A Run to the Top of Baldwin Street
At 10:20 o'clock this morning an
alarm of fire was sent in from box 57,
at No 5's house on Baldwin street, and
a few seconds later the department was
hurrying in that direction, followed by
quite a large number of people, some
on foot and others in vehicles of every
description. The fire did not amount
to much, however, and consisted of no
more than a burning chimney in the
"long" house on River street, formerly
the property of James LoHgworth and
occupied by a family named Brann.
The fire was extinguished by the us ol
the hand grenades. While on the way
to the fire the axle of Chief Snagg's
carriage snapped In two nearly oppo--site
the Lee block, bringing the chief,
engineer to a standstill for the tlnvir
being, but the upset did not delay thv
chief long ai;d he was soon on his feet"
and ready to render valuable service
if the occasion called for it The dam
age was slight. .
Shortly after 1 o'clock another alarni
was sent in from that section. This
time it was from box 58, corner of
Stone and Baldwin streets. This
turned out to be a false alarm. Mrs
Ney thought her house was on fire and
so reported to some one, who pulled'
I the box and away it went. It was a
j great race for the firemen, and when
they learned that it was a false alarm
they were all "hoppin" mad.
May Call All Islam to Arms.
London, Aug. 31. The Constantinople
correspondent of The Standard hears,
with reference to the India frontier
troubles, that In response to requests of
the holy Islamic synod orders have
been Issued authorizing a propaganda
A Holocaust In Venice.
"Venice, Aug. 31. A great Are occurred
near the center of the city, and it is be
lieved that nine men were burned 'to
death and that their bodies are burled
in the debris.
The Greco-Turkish Troable.
Constantinople, Aug. 21. Lord Salis
bury's proponal for a Joint guarantee of
the Indemnity to be paid Turkey by
Greece has fallen through owing to Rus
lia's reluctance and Germany's Jealousy.
American Dynamite Barred.
Hamburg, Aug. SI. The agreement
arrived at between the leading Amer
ican dynamite companies and the Nobel
trust has been ratified. Its previsions
exclude American manufacturers of dy
namite from the South Afrioan market.
Japan and Portugal Slg-n a Treaty.
Lisbon, Aug. 31. A commercial treaty
between Japan and Portus-aJ bar be.en
signed. - ...
ARRESTED FOR FRAUD.
Offloer of the United Telegram Company
Charged With Extenslre Peculations.
Boston, Aug. 31. Robert F. Strain,
president of the United Telegram com
pany of this city, a company doing a
ticker business In connection with the
Postal Telegraph company, has been ar
rested by officers of the Bank squad.
The warrant, which charges Strain
with conspiracy to def raud the company
of $73,371, was Issued b; Judge Brown
at the Instance of William H. Baker,
vice president of the Postal Telegraph
company of New York, who Is a direct
or of the United Telegraph company.
Strain waB taken to the city prison,
where his bond was fixed at $40,000.
The United Telegram company and Us
New York directors have been In litiga
tion In the Boston courts for more than
a year, and the arrest of Strain is the
outcome of the trouble.
The -United company Is now In the
hands of a receiver, and it Is asserted
that $73,000 of the concern's money Is
missing, Mr. Strain's notes for that
amount being found In their stead.
Charles S. Lampson, another officer of
the company, has been arrested on a
complaint similar to that preferred
against Mr. Strain. He was released
on $10,000 bail.
BURNED WITH HOT METAL.
Fourteen Workmen Painfully Injured In
a Connecticut Foundry.
Ansonia, Conn., Aug. 31. Fourteen
men were badly burned by the upset
ting of a large vessel of molten metal
in the foundry of the Barrel Foundry
and Machine company. The men were
engaged in moving the huge vessel of
metal, which was suspended from a
crane, from the furnace to a mold where
It was to be cast when one of the chains
supporting it broke, and the mass of
metal, heated almost to white heat, was
overturned, and all of the men working
near by were more or less seriously
Two of the men, Edward Graham and
John Stoker, are In the most critical
condition. Both of Graham's feet were
burned in a horrible manner, and Stok
er's body received many painful burns.
A number of doctors were summoned,
and after the men's injuries were dress
ed they were taken to their homes in
POULTRY RAISERS MEET.
The Rules Regulating Standard Poul
try Will Be Changed. '
Fisher's Island, Aug 31". To-day at
the Munnatawket hotel, on this island,
the most important committee ever ap
pointed in the interests of the poultry
raising industry of the United States
and Canada began a work which will
continue probably throughout the
week. The committee is one of fifteen,
members appointed by the American
Poultry association, and its duties aref
to revise the rules regulating "stand
ard" poultry. There is in existence a
book containing rules governing th
raising of poultry, and poultry to be
"standard" must conform to the laws
laid down in this book. A committee
of revision meets every five years, and
the present committee began its work
at 10 o'clock this morning. About 30
members of the association were pres
ent, including the members of the.com
ent, including the members of the com
mittee, of which Arthur R. Sharp of '
Taunton, Mass, is chairman.
David A. Nichols of Monroe, Conn,
Is president of - the association. The.
work to-day was mostly preliminary in
its character and consisted in the ap
pointing of committees who will taker
under advisement the various classes
of rimiltrv. . Ma.nv nha.npofl nra H
made in the laws and some of them are -important.
This afternoon the com
mittee, organization having been com
pleted, will begin its formal sessions.
Hearings will be granted to all corners,.'
who will be given an opportunity to
make suggestions or file requests for
legislation. The work of the commit
tee will begin to assume its interesting
aspects to-morrow when votes will be 1
taken on such proposed changes as
may be reached.
SHOT THE MATRON'S HUSBAND.
Garment Makers on a Strike.
Philadelphia, Aug. 31. Twelve hun
dred trousers makers have struck for
shorter hours, better pay and abolition
of the sweating system. The strike
was the result of a meeting of the
Pantaloon Makers' union of the Central
Union of Associated Jewish Trades or
ganizations held Saturday. The vest
makers' strike of the same association
was won on Saturday, and It is thought
that the pantaloon makers were en
couraged to strike by their success. It
Is expected that the contractors will ac
cede to the demands of the men and
that the strike will be of short dura
tion. Trees Interfere With Kapld Transit.
New Tork, Aug. 31. Upon the ground
that a tunnel running underneath a
portion of Battery park here would in
terfere with the growth of a few trees
the park board has refused to approve
f .Ka nlanq anhmittert ViV ,
v l tin. , - j . . . a i i
transit commission, and this action puts
a temporary stop to the scheme of an
underground tunnel, which has been be
r.M . V, rt rtannla of New Ynrlr -.
More Spanish Soldiers to Go to Cuba.
Madrid, Aug. 31. At a cabinet coun
cil It was decided to summon the next
class of 80,000 reserves, 27,000 of whom
will be sent to Cuba and 13,000 to the
Phllipine islsMads. The ministers, when
questioned, denied that the council was
occupied with the subject of colonial
reforms or with political questions.
Deputy Sheriff Gained Admission to
the Prison and Opened Fire.
Minneapolis, Minn, August 31.
There was a sensational shooting af-'
fray at the county jail shortly after
midnight. James L. Murphy, a deputy
sheriff, succeeded by virtue of his offi
cial position, in getting access to the
jail. He brought with him a woman
of the town, who he said, was under
arrest and sent for Matron Woodburn.
Having thus cleared the way he en
tered the latter's apartments and
opened fire on her husband, Clavis H.
Woodburn, who was asleep in bed.
He fired eleven shots, five of which en-'
tered Woodburn's body, exclaiming:
"I'll teach him to ruin my daughter."
The watchman rushed in and pre
vented Woodburn, who had by this
time secured his own weapon, from fir-
ing at his now retreating enemy. Mur
phy gave himself up and refused to
discuss the case except to say that he '
was a Kentuckian and had shot to kill.
Woodburn is dangerously, but not
fat.ally shot. He will not talk. ,-
DR ANDERSON WAS THERE.
Forcer Gets Four Tears.
a Catharines. On t A..., 91 A T
McRae, found guilty of forgery, has
been sentenced to four years' Imprisonment,
He Made an Address at the Session ot
the Social Science Association.
Saratoga, N. Y., August 31. At tha
American Social Science association
session to-day in department educa
tion, remarks were made by Chairman.
Rev Dr Joseph Anderson of Waterbury,
papers were read by D. M. Porter of
Waterbury, on the "Preservation of
Educational Benefactions" and by the
Rev P. Stanley Root of New Haven,
on "The Educational Value of the
Drama." Discussions on both papers
followed. There was an address by W.
D. McCracken of New York on "A Trio
of Sub-Alpine Scholars" Alessandro
Manzoni, Antonio Rosmnni and An
THE WOMEN JVUJST REGISTER.
In Order to Vote This Fall Women.
Must Have Their Names Placed on
the List Again.
Registrar Thomas F. Dillane has ap
pointed Charles Smith of Seymour
street to have charge of the women's
voting list and requests all women
who desire to vote at the coming elec
tion to lose no time in sending in their
names so that they may be placed on
the list "to-be made."