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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. LST.LOU)S CONFERENCE. 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 I"reedmen. ."' The report showed also the presence of one woman delegate, Mrs. Mary Jones of Chicago, who represents the Social Democracy. 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. Hatchford's proposition. 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 of congress. 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 the village. 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. Career. 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- 2K s : pi. i. v.- - 9 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 tress' condition. 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 stones. 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 the resolution. 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 section reads: 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 nal contract. 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 Federal Marshals. 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 raids Sunday. 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 McKenna: "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 murder." 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 countermanded. 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 tary position. 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 for Nothing. 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 throughout Asia, 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. - ... 7 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 burned. 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 carriages. 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 tonio Stoppani. 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."