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IXIUAXAI'OLIS, SCXDAY MORXIXCJ. AUCSUST 1 J . JOOJ TWKXTY PA (.2 KS.
PRICK FIVK CKXTS.
IÄNY ill WOK
!iriiii:T siiaffer's miiik:: ;r
ii : it i.enerally om;
riinunn of Member of the Aniiil
Knmntcd Association Lnid Down
Their Tool and Walked Out.
TOTAL NUMBER NOT KNOWN
strength or tiii: striking army
will in: shown o Monday.
Ilrrl Workers I'heerrd Iiy the Action
tf Ihr .Miners' Executive
nonnl at Indianapolis.
SPEECHES BY T. J. SHAFFER
IRI1ITRATION PROPOSITION MARE AT
the .new castle .meeting.
strikers nt McKeesport, Pn. Adled
to Drnir Their Honey Out of
the Hanks nt Once.
DISMANTLING WORK BEGUN
SUi Tl PLATE MILLS TO UK re
moved to monessen, pa.
Wrecker TeurliiK Out the Machinery
of the l)pnrri Wood Concern
.Major Mack's Statement.
PITTS EURG. Aur. 10. The great steel
itrike is on. The general order of Pres
ident Shaffer, of the Amalgamated Asso
ciation, became effective to-day and thou
sands of workers left their place? to return
at some Indefinite time In the future, cither
victorious over the Iron masters or In hum
ble defeat. The order to strike was gener
ally obeyed wherever the worker., were or
ganized and enrolled in the lodges of the
Amalgamated Association, but it will bo
Monday before an accurate count can be
made of the rren who have gone out. A
great majority of the mills cloye down on
Saturday and reopen Sunday night, and
the true test of the strength of the con
tending sides will be furnished by the num
ber of men who return to work to-morrow
and Monday. The policy of the American
Federation of Labor has not yet been fully
dlsclesed. and that fact contrlbute3 an
other element of uncertainty to the situa
tion. The action of the executive board of
the mine workers at Indianapolis to-day in
resolving to support the strike cheered the
Amalgamate men and they are confident
that the federation will aid them to the
The closing hours of labor and the open
ing hours of the strike lacked spectacular
action. This city, which Is the strike
center, was calm and undisturbed. There
was no excitement or violence and the
pulse of the community was normal. The
police officials issued an order suspending
for the time being: the vacation system.
They do not anticipate trouble, but want
to have every n:an here and ready for
duty In case it should come. They say
that President Shaffer has counseled peace
ful methods and they hope the strikers
and their sympathizers will heed hid ad
vice. The strikers held a series of demon
strations In the outlying towns and Presi
dent Shaffer spoke a final word of encour
agement to his Industrial troops. Great
throngs of workers turned out to greet and
cheer the leader and exchange pledges to
maintain the contest upon which they have
entered. A storm broke in mldafternoon
nd the rain which followed kept many
MORE MILLS TO BE DISMANTLED.
A striking: development of tho day was
in afflrial announcement from the Ameri
can Tin Plata Company to the effect that
terUln plants of the company crippled by
the atrike would be dismantled and re
Tnoved to Moncsen. The formal anvouncc
nent given by W. M. Leeds to the As?o
ciated Tress, after a lengthy conference of
the officials of the company, follows:
"The officers of the American Tin Plate
Company authorize the following state
ment: 'Since the relations between the
American Tin P!ate Company and the
workmen at Morersen h ive been mutually
atisfactory. Insuring steady and profitable
operation. It has been determined to more
lhan double tlu plant at that point, and
pome of the m'lls nnv Idle on account of
the strike, declared in violation of the
contract signed by the Amalgamated Asso
riatlon, will be dismantled ami moved to
Monessen. Undoubtedly th! will be done
In the cae of tfe., works in which the
fentiment of the employes delays the re
sumption of work."
Almost at the same time it was unoffi
cially announced that there un? a chance
that the plant of the American Stemel Hoop
r;cmpary, at Warren. O.. we.uld be torn
iown and removed to .-tue community
(hat faxors mo'e the corporation.
The order of yesterday :ircting that the
Oewees Wood p!nt at Mi-Keeport. b- !!.
nantled vat nlrv-Mly be'i c.rrid o.it
the apnounr' nT'nt from th Ame:i-.tn Tin
Plate Company created a marked impres
sion. Rcj rcrentatlvrs of the -tnk. rs ia-
related tu.t the company w.is not In g,iu,i
faith In the announcement, and that if it
m-.ie I m . . 1 1 j f ti.tf rr rit tt..'.
" - . h V : ' i V . V. v . . v i I HI Till"
oei. Opport-nt of the .trIkr- count
ed tho pljn a:ulhr vi lory ai.d 1--cUitd
that tir strike must f.ili In the
!,'e i u h d' ejive action. As a
curiitr nsor to 1 1 orh-r f the St-el Cor
peratin. an i 1 4 1 i .!:!-ri t plant. backed by
local ludn s rr. n. is propose 1. The capi
tal i- plated at ö-!.. ..f which Enterprise
l.o.ic. of tli" Amalgamated A s.oeiat ioa. is
said to have pledged John W.
I'ahitcr, J. K'. Sk'lly and James S. Kuhn
ire aiu'ng tho. named as promoter? of the
ri a I enterprise.
ALL THE MEN PA II OFF.
Payma-ter George FalkenstrJn, of the
Dewees Wood Want, gave out th; following
Matem nt to-day: "V are now engaged in
dismantling the Iewens Wood plant. About
'; nien are now engaged in uncoupling and
ttarir.g down th machlnfry. The removal
of the plant to the Ki?kimlnetas valley will
rtcjuire some live hundred tars. All the men
will be paid off to-day and the eflice force
will b notified that after two weeks their
services will not be required. Tho employes
who will accompmy the mill to its new
home will be determined by Supcrintende nt
Samuel I. Cooper within a few day."
Jacob Meyers, foreman of the Demmler
plant of the American Tin Plate Company,
has received orders to fence the works in.
and tho order is taken a an indication of a
move to reopen the. works with nonunion
men. It said that the Carpenters' Union
ref uo to build the fence, and that the of
ficials of the mill will have to do the work
The local leaders on either side did not
show must activity. Secretary Williams
was the only Amalgamated representative
who spent the entire day at strike head
quarters. He said that the office would be
closed this evening and not reopened until
.Monday morning. He denied knowledge of
any definite move for peace and declined to
talk about tho situation. None of the Amal
gamated leaders would discuss the confer
ence with President Gompers, of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor; but all who were
approached on the subject denied that there
had been any friction as to the part to be
finally played by the Federation.
President Corey, of the Carnegie Com
pany, left this afternoon for Homestead
and tho other officials went home early.
J seph Schwab reached here from New
York shortly after noon, but said that he
was merely hire on a Sunday visit to his
family. The steel officials denied knowledge
of any peace plan and said that they were
entering upon a. winr.ir fight. They said
that tho Carnegie plants would lose no
men. that the reports of a general strike at
Wheeling were inaccurate, and that many
of their men would remain loyal. It was re
ported that they had engaged large num
bers of nonunion men whom they planned
to rush Into different works affected by the
strike early next week, but no confirmation
of the statement was obtainable.
SOT ALL WILL OI1EY.
3Inn- Amalgamated Aanoclatlon Men
Probnbly AVII1 .ot Strike.
PITTSIJl'RG, Aug. 11. At 1:30 o'clock
this (Sunday) morning there Is such a con
flict In the strike reports than an estimate
of the men who have joined the strike Is
impossible. It seems certain that the 0j)
men employed by the NationalTubo Com
( C O NT IN Ü E D ON PAG E 2CO lTX)
1 1 EVANS CENSURED
FIGIITIXK DOn" REPRIMANDED n'
THE NAVY DEPARTMENT.
III .Stricture on Former . Secretary
i handler In A Snllor' Lor"
REPROVED BY MR. HACKETT
WHO IS ACTING SECRETARY IX JOHN
D. LON G'S AHSEN CIL
( handler Informed of the Action of
the Department in Repri ma nd
Iiik the 111 u IT Rcur Admiral.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 10,-The Navy, De
partment has acted on the complaint made
by the Hon. Wüliarr. E. Chandler against
Iicar Admiral Ilcbley D. Evans. It has
reprimanded the admiral and the following
letter has been adurc?ed to him;
"Sir The Hon. William K. Chandler,
president of the Spanish treaty claim
commission. lately a senator of the 1,'nlted
States and fornnily secretary of the navy,
has complained to the department, as you
uro aware, of cettain strictures upon him
self in your book entitled 'A Sailor's Log."
The strictures in question are in the na
ture of aspersions on the oiticial conduct
ot the then (lVh tecreary of the navy.
"The text of your book it is not neces
sary here to reelle. Nor i.s It needful to
ask of you an explanation of why vou
telt yourself justified in publishing what
you have. It is obvious to any reader th.it
you speak offensively of Secretary Chand
ler's action; that you Impugn his motives
and otherwise tiaduce him in respect to
orders given you by the Kecretnry in the
discharge of the duties of his oilicc.
"You are informed that this deliberate
rut.licatlon of ycurs has Justlv incurred the
displeasure of trw- department. For an
olllcer thus to attack a former head of the
Navy Department because ot orders given
to him by that official is to abandon the
Courtesy thai should always characterize
an othcer of the navy. If tolerated it
would uniiu?sMoi:ahly prove subversive of
discipline. It would tend to bring the office
it seit into dlsrej ute. The act is the more
reprehensible in this in.-taiae U-eause of
your long experience in the service.
"It has become my duly, therefore, to
ctnsure vou for tld hreac'n of the obliga
tion imposed upon you a.- a ennit3-ioi;ed
crtuer of tlu' navy of the I iiitcd States,
which I Mi coidiv.Kiy di.
"A copy of this Utter will b furnised
to the Ion. William E. CnandUT. Wry
r speetfull v.
"W. W. HACKETT. Acting Secretary.
"Rear Admiral RtbUv 1. Evans, l'. S. N.
Washington. I C."
Former Secretary 'handler was notified
of the action of the department in the fol
"Ihm. William E. Chard!, r. Wa lei lo .
N. 1 1.
"Sir II ferrin; to ic.ent corrosp ;!- f
upon the uoject of strictures made bv
Rear Admiral Robley ! . Ilv .ns upon the
condui t arnl innitvi s of the seer tar of th
navy in IM. published Ja ii's boo't entitled
"A Sailor's l. g. I nave the in nor tc inform
you that the department regard this ac
tion of Admiral l.vans as deceiving cf re
I i.h.f. -cor!ii.gl tin departrient has
t ensured tht otfiter, as vi: jtppenr from
,i copy of tic letter to him. of thi tlate,
licre.ith in liiStd.
"I hac the 1. nor to be vo irs rep.et
. W. H.KETT. Acting Secretary. "
Admiral Evans 1m acknowledged, under
date i'f AilEC. ! . P"1. hi reet Ipt of the
Ittt.r of Actin? Secretary H.irkett.
It i" the u-.dv i st.1. ndinc; at the Navy l
i arti.v i.t t' it l!. aitioii t il en c! th
i ( Idcr.t Thi cttaLi!y so. :is far a the
i. part tt'et.t I - cc nccrr.ed. and If auxtldn
further is dorn- i: wll! havo to ! on t!;,
!i itlauve of Adn.iral Evans In asking for
a t:rt of i.i;t:iry. oi o4 Mr. Chandlei.
'1 he rli;ht of the Navy Department to ad-minntr-r
a r- ' rhrn'nl w!ti-)ut waiting for
th.- hnding of i i . r.rt has a in question
..t tint's, but it i xHld tnc precedents
leave no doubt that this right exists.
THEA St RE STOMA' FROM THE SEI. II Y
Robbery Confessed by Jack Wintern,
Who Showed Detective Where
the Loot Was Hidden.
CARRIED FROM THE VAULT
AND DROPPED INTO THE WATERS OF
THE DAY AT VALLEJO.
Say He Alone Excavated the Tnnnel
and Rohlied the Strong; Dox of
It fir&O.OOO in Dalllon.
$141,000 ALREADY FOUND
REMAINDER HAS SUNK INTO MID,
HIT WILL DE FISHED IP.
Arrest of Walter X. Dlmmlck on the
Charge of Stealing 30,000
from the 'Frisco Mint.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Aug. 10. Jack
Winters, who was arrested for tho Selby
smelting works robbery, has confessed the
crime and so far 1141,000 worth of bullion
has been recovered from the bay, where he
had sunk it. For three days the detectives
made every effort to Induce Winters to
confess, but without avail. Finally he
asked to see Superintendent Ropp, of the
works, who, he said, was tho only friend he
had. In his conversation with Uopp, Win
ters's manner Indicated that he knew where
the gold had been hidden. Itopp told him
that they had a strong case against him,
and that he would be sent to prison for
thirty years. He said: "You will be an old
man when you get out. and It will do you
no good to hide the gold. We know It is
hidden In the water near the works and we
will search every inch. You may be sure
the gold will be found before you get out of
Winters finally weakened and told Ropp
that he had stolen the gold and would take
him to the spot where It was hidden. The
criminal, in company with Superintendent
Ropp and a force of detectives, left on a
tug last night for Crockett. There they
waited all night for low tide. Winters
pointed out the place at the end of the rail
road wharf behind the coal bunkers, at the
beginning of the Vallejo ferry slip. At that
point, at low tide, the mud is about four
feet deep, covered by a foot of water. When
tho tug first reached Crockett. Winters
pointed out the spot In the water where he
said he had thrown the gold. Superintend
ent Ropp marked the place on the wharf
and the tug steamed away to wait for low
This morning Winters, himself, got Into
the mud and water up to his neck, and for
an hour and a half groped for the missing
bullion, t'p to 10 o'clock 1141,000 worth had
been recovered. This includes the four
bars of fine gold. Winters had put some of
the bars in bags. He said that one of the
bass had broken and some small bars had
dropped out. It is now only a question of
careful search to find the rest of the
Winters claims that he did the job
alone. He says that he made fourteen trips
from the vault to the wharf, from which
he dropped the gold. The smelter officials,
however, are positive that he received as
sistance from some one. The detectives
think his story that he did it all himself is
correct. The tug with the detectives and
the prisoner. Winters, on board, has re
turned to this city.
WINTERS WAS METHODICAL.
Winters, when he had made up his mind
to tell what he knew about the crime, was
exceedingly willing to give all the Informa
tion necessary toward the recovery cf the
bullion. He practically assumed charge of
tho operations and led Captain Seymour
and Superintendent Ropp to the dock. He
ncted more like one of the detectives em
ployed on the case than a prisoner. As
soon as ho arrived at Jhe water's edge he
called the superintendent to his side and
"Now, watch what I am going to Miow
yon. Re careful that you get the location
Stooping, he picked up three stones, and.
pacing forward, he tossed one of them
into the water. It fell to the south of the
spot at which the prisoner stood. Another
stone fell to the east and the third was
thrown directly In front of Winters.
"That." said the prisoner, "will mark
the water boundary of the place where
your gold Is hidden."
Stepping to tho left. Winters drew a nail
from his pocket and asked for a hammer.
He then paced off a few yard to the right
and drove another nail in the timber.
"The gold." be continued, "will be be
tween these two nails, somewhere in line
with the spots marked by the stones 1
Just threw into the water."
A small boat was secured, and into It
Sheriff Vale, Detective Kimball, of the
Plnkerton agency, and two laborers were
loaded. Winters assisted in the search for
the bricks. He talked glibly all the while.
The deep mud finally put a stop to opera
tions and it was decided to build a coffer
dam beforo trying to recover the rest of
Winters told th officers that he planned
the robbery long ago with minute detail.
He had been two or three months working
on his little tunnel. It bad taken two
night's labor to cut through the brick wall
of the smelter. Most of the boring in the
bottom of the vault had been done in the
nUht when t'ae gold was taken. He car
ried the plunder, which was very heavy,
from the vault to the water and deposited
it when the wat r was from three to six
feet deep at low lid. The distance from
the vault to the cache was about a quar
ter of a mile, and be made fourteen round
trips. He was at work four hours on Mon
day night. Four small bars of refined jjold
he concealed among the stones of the
breakwater, just at the further mouth of
the railroad tunnel.
His purpose had been to use this gold for
present neis. Winters on his last trip had
perceived that dawn was breaking. Not dar
ing to complete the trip, he laid on the shore
the nvn bricks which were found Tuesday
morning at the point where the robbers'
boat wa? supposed to have landed. The
trail of ted pepper ending at that point
had been a hMnd. In view of the fact that
promises of clemencj' were made to Win
ters in consdderatlon of his unearthing the
gold, it Is thought his punishment will be
Detective (;ib.on is quoted as saying that
it was promised Winters by President ' RaN
ton. cf the Selby smelter, that he should
not only not prosecuted, but should re
ceive JJTi.t. "Winters cannot be prose
cutel." s;:id Detccthe Gibson, "for there
is r.o evidence against him. All that has
b en -dr a n from him was secured bv the
detectives undtr promise that it Would nut
b used againr-t him. Fndcr such circum
sane it would b extremely difficult to
eci:re a conviction."
roll TELIG .'a.CMo ix fiOI.D.
W. N. Dlmmlck, Former ClerL of the
San !ra nclicit Mint. Arrested.
WASHINGTON. Aug. M.-Chief Wilkie.
cf the Secret Service. Treasury Depart
ment, h:ts received a telegram announcing
that Walter lummlck. former chief clerk
of the San Francisco mint, has been ar
tested by secret service officials there on
two char". One Mas prepared by Secret
Scric Officer George Hazen, charging
Dirr.mlek with the theft of $;;).ono in goll
from the t'tdted States mint in Sun Fran
cisco. The other charge was made by
Superintendent Leach, accusing Dimmtek
'.f misappropriation of funds placed in h's
hands for the purchase of suppil.-.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. lO.-Rvcr since
July 4. when the di-eo.ery was made that
Mx sacki cor.ta.lr.ins: :m.-" wer misflr.
from the mint vaults. Walter N. Dlmmlck.
former chif clerk of the I'tdted States
mint, has been a prominent figure in the
investigation. When Dlmmlck was dis
missed from the mint it was stated by
Superintendent Leach that it was not on
account of the robbery, but in pursuar.ee
of a dcciMon made before the robbery was
discovered, and that the robbery prolonged
his retention. Since his release from duty
Dlmmlck has been under the surveillance
of secret service men, who have probed
Into every detail of his private life in this
city and at his former home in Santa Bar
bara. Dlmmlck was at one time cashier of
the mint and was one of the four persons
known to have had access to the vault.
In a memorandum book in his posstsslon
the secret service men found that he knew
the combination to the upper lock of the
vault door. This is something that it was
thought Cashier Cole alone knew. An ex
pert found that the time lock was not
working, and as a result a person who had
the combination could open the vault at
any time during the day or night. To the
officers Dlmmlck admitted working at the
mint as late as 11 o'clock at night.
Attempt to Rob Revenue Office.
DAYTON, O.. Aug. 10.-A daring effort
was made earlj' this, morning to crack the
safe in the Internal revenue office In the
government building. Two holes were
drilled into the door of the safe near the
knob, while the combinatlor was mutilated.
It is not thought that any explosive was
used, but the condition of the lock was such
to-day that officials were unable to open it
to determine whether it had been entered.
An expert has been sent for, but he will
not arrive for some time. The safe con
tained a large amount of revenue stamps,
but only $30 in cash.
AN ASYLUM FOR CHINESE
THOSE AT PANAMA WILL Dß PRO
TECTED DV COM St L Gl I) t; ER.
United States Will Guard Their Lives
nnd Property Colombians
COLON. Colombia, Aug. 10. The United
States consul gei eral, Hezeklah A. Gudger,
has publicly notified the Chinese that they
are entitled to the protection of the United
States consulate. He draws attention to
the acts of violence committed against
them in the recent insurgent raid along
the railroad line and expresses the hope
that their rights as foreigners will in future
be recognized and respected.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10.-In assuring the
Chinese on the Isthmus of Panama that
they are entitled to the protection of the
United States consulate. Consul General
Gudger Is in all probability acting simply
as a matter of comity to the citizens of
that country residing there, there being no
treaty relations between Colombia and
China, and the latter has no diplomatic or
consular representatives In that country.
Several years ago the Chinese requested
that the United States officers be requested
to look out for the interests of Chinese
resident on the Isthmus, and Consul Gudger
is doubtless acting In accordance with that
Colombian Invader R no ted.
NEW YORK. Aug. 10.-E. Gonzales Es
teves, consul general of Venezuela, to-day
received a cablegram from President Cas
tro, of Venezuela, dated Caracas, Aug. 7,
which reads: "Second Colombian Invasion
defeated completely. Twenty-two thousand
patriotic soldiers defend Venezuelan fron
tier. (Signed) CASTRO."
This blow to the Colombian invasion. Con
sul Esteves said to-night, would end the in
surrection. TWO DISTINCT TROUBLES.
Condition on the Inthmn of Panama
The Ranker Ordered South.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 10. -The State De
partment was without any additional in
formation to-day concerning the Venezuelan-Colombia
situation, nor upon the
revolutionary outbreak on the isthmus.
T.'hese two troubles are quite distinct, one
on tho west and the. other on the east of
Colombia. The Ranger, which has been
crdcred to get into readiness at San Di. go.
Oil., for a trip to Panama, is a small
rrulser of 1.2" tons displacement and has
been engaged for some time past in survev
woik down on the Pari tic coast and iii
Central American waters. It is verv pos
sible that her set vices at the set,t of trou
ble will suffice and that a battleship will
lied bo obliged to make the long trip down
from the North. The Ranger h;s u main
lattery of six four-inch rapid-fire guns'
and a secondary battery of four six-pounders
and a Colt gun. She has a complement
of twenty-one otllters and 17 men and is In
command of Ccmrr antler Wells L. Field.
As the battleship Iowa reported her ar
rival at Rrammerton to-day, while the
battleship Wisconsin has not yet been
heard from, It is probable that tlie former
may be substituted for the prospective trip
ot the Pacific side of the isthmus If it is de
cided to send a battlesiip. ulthough the
formal announcement of the change was
not made up to noon to-day.
RIOT AT SPRINGFIELD.
Fifty Colored Soldiers from Camp Lin
coln In a Free Fight.
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. Aug. 10. Governor
Yates, at the request of the chief of police
to-night, commanded Major Marshall,
Eighth Battalion, Chicago, now encamped
at Camp Lincoln, to render assistance in
quelling a riot at Frank FRzslmmons's sa
loon In the heart of the city. Fifty mem
bers of a colored battalion engaged In a
free-for-all light at the saloon, and a num
Vr of people living in the vicinity were
brutally beaten. Provost details were sent
from camp and all soldiers found in the
" .y were placed under arrest.
All the police officers wore called to the
station and h'dd in readiness for emergency
work. Excitement runs high in the colored
p-rtlon of the city. The colored people are
indignant at the action of the olflcers in
raiding the place at the time of the riot
and details of colored troops took sides
against the police. Men of the Fourth In
fantry are being held in readiness at Camp
Lincoln, and should further trouble occur,
will be sent into the city.
COMPROMISE AT PEKING.
Foreign Envoys Now Trjlng to Get
ToK"tlier and Finish Their Work.
PEKING. Aug. 10. A spirit of compro
mise characterized the meeting of the min
isters to-day, and the foreign representa
tives are hopeful of the signing of the set
tlement protocol In a few days, after tele
graphic communication with their govern
ments. The tariff will become effective two
months after the signing of the agreement.
It was agreed to-day that shipments made
within ten days after the signing hhould not
be affected by the new rates, regardless of
the date of their arrival. The tariff will
be S per cent ad valorem, with few excep
tions. A majority of foodstuffs, including
flour and rice, will pay 10 per cent. The
tariff, coupled with the abolition of the
llkln tax, will probably be the subject of
W IFE OF A WASHINGTON HNII.j MAN,
WHO IS THE AL'i I SED.
Charise I Hade hy the Fonrtecii-Ycnr-Old
Son of the Couple, mid the
Father Is in Jail.
DEADLY AFFRAY AT ANDERSON
nitOTIIER SHOOTS BROTHER IX PRO
TECTING HIS MOTHER.
The Woman, Too, May Die an the He
salt the Annnult by Her In
natural Elder Sou.
SUICIDE OF A YOUNG WOMAN
LARGE LIST OF MINOR ACCIDENTS
THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
State Normal Summer School Grudu
ntCM FlreM In Town nnd Country
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
WASHINGTON, Ind.. Aug. 10. Frank
Purcell, a brother of George Purcell, of the
national executive committee of the United
Mine Workers, Is in jail here charged with
murdering his wife. Information was given
by his fourteen-year-old son. The mother
died In great agony, after what seemed
to the neighbors to be a sudden illness,
and it was reported that she was stricken
with heart disease. To-day the boy re
ported a quarrel between his mother and
father that lei to a brutal assault a few
minutes before the woman's illness was
reported to neighbors.
Tho boy says his mother was crying be
cause her young daughter was to be mar
ried and that Purcell reprimanded his wife
for her weakness. Her response enraged
him and he knocked her down and kicked
her several times In the stomach. The
mother was assisted to the house and died
in a few moments. The undertaker no
ticed, while embalming the body, great
quantities of blood in the bowels and men
tioned that fact.
The boy's story has been so fully cor
roborated by facts that Purcell has been
arrested and is held for murder. Purcell
has a son in the prison at Michigan City
serving time for murdering a companion
in Pike county a year ago.
Fort Way ne Woman's Suicide.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
FORT WAYNE. Ind., Aug. 10. Miss Effle
Rlchey, aged thirty, died by a pistol shot
fired by herself at l o'clock this morning,
at herhome in this city. She was a stenog
rapher for the Citizens' Trust Company,
and was a daughter of a well known fam
ily, with a wide circle of devoted friends.
She left yesttrday morning with her sister
for a trip on the lakes by way of Chicago,
but last evening told her sister that she
was ill and she would return home. She
wired her family to meet her at the Nickel
plate station here at 1 o'clock this morn-in,-.
which was done. She complained of
feeling nervous and ill and at 7 o'clock
asked for a physician. Her mother begged
her lo wait til J o'clock, when she said the
doctor could be found In his office, and not
sooner. At 9 o'clock her mother saw the
doctor, but when she reached home, her
daughter was lying dead with a bullet hole
back of her right ear. The weapon was an
old one, long unused, that belonged to her
brother when he was a carrier on a morn
ing paper, a number of years ago. Miss
Richey gave no warning of mental or seri
ous nervous disturbance prior to her de
parture, and her act cannot be accounted
Demented Woman Takes .Morphine.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
RICHMOND, Ind., Aug. I0.-Owlng to de
spondency and dementia, Mrs. Lydia Alli
son late last night committed suicide by
taking morphine. Her home was with her
son. Frank Allison, on the Callaway farm,
below Cambridge City.
IIROT1IER SHOOTS DROTUCH.
AlTrny nt Anderson Arising; from nn
Assault on the .Mother.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
ANDERSON, Ind., Aug. 10.-Alfred Ab
bott, aged twenty, fired two bullets into
his brother Harry's head at 6 o'clock to
night in this city while protecting his
mother and sister from a vicious assault
made by Harry Abbott, who Is twenty-five
Three weeks ago John Abbott died, leav
ing a small property on South Jackson
street. Since then Harry Abbott and an
other brother. Joshua, have been urging
their mother to sell the property. She re
fused, and was upheld in her decision by
her son Alfred and her 'laughter Rertha.
Harry Abbott Is a prize tighter and has a
bad reputation. To-night he went home
drunk. He demanded of his mother that
she sell the place, saying if she did not he
would dispose of his interest to some one
who would force her out. On her refusal he
became angry. He hit her, knocking her
over a table, then kicked her, and tinally
dragged her to the door and threw her
into the yard.
Her cries and her daughter's screams
brought Alfred, who grappled with his
brother. The latter tried to kill Alfred,
using for the purpose a knife from the
supper table. Alfred then drew a revolver
and shot Harry twice. The first bullet en
tered the ton of his head and flattened
against the skull. The second entered the
right cheek, near the eye. and ranged down
and through the neck. Dr. Wood removed
the bullets. He says the victim cannot
live and that Mrs. Abbott will die from her
Alfred Abbott was taken to jail. Later
the wounded man was locked up.. If he
lives and his mother dies he will be charged
Arrested on nn Arson Cliarse.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
FORT WAYNE. Ind.. Aug. 10.-James
Stewart, aged tventy, was arrested this
afternoon on a charge of setting fire to
his widowed mother's house and barn in
St rmgrield to.vmhip a few week ago. The
anidavlt was fib mi by J. L. Kelsey, of the
Allen County Farmers' Insurance Com
pany, which had. a policy on the propertv.
In default of ball Stewart went to jail.
He denies the charge.
Mcmher of a Monon Bridge Ganic
Crushed Between Lnrje Stones.
Siial to the InJianajolis Journal.
RLOOMINGTON, Ind.. Aug. 10. William
Rons, of the bridge- gang of the Motion,
was dangerously Injured to-day. While
working it Clear creek the derrick gave
way and Ross was crushed between tuo
large stones. His home Is at Westport.
Notes of Accidents.
LEBANON.' Guy. the fourteen-year-old
on of Monroe L.vU, a farmer living In the
southern part of this cmntv. was run ov r
by a fr-iht train at Jar.:etwn S.turday
afternoon and instantly Kill- 1. He h'!
j-nr.ped on the ti;:'n. int. mlinjr to ri de to
th bail round. E missed his footing,
fell b-n.-ath the wheels and was horribiy
WINDFALL. William Flick, an invalid,
who came la re from Elwood roontiy,
fainted while fying to r-- the kitchen
Saturday morning it:d struck his lu ad on
the stove, rtceivir.g injuries which probably
will be fatal. He is a veteran of the ivil
war. about sixty-live yiars old. His wife
has been confined to her led for eighteen
JEFFERFONVILI.E.-Pi tT I Kenn, of
Seilersburg, thirty years edd. 1 if 1 Saturday
morning as the r. suit ef a fall suffered e.n
Wednesday. He was painting a kiin at the
Fnlted States cement works and the ropes
which hold his staging gave w.iy. pric.jd
tating him forty feet to the ground. He left
Rl'SHVIILLE. While switching at the
J.. M. fc I. depot Koscoe- Englaral was
killed. He was on the end of a car and lost
his hold anil the car passed over him. His
home was at Seymour. He was about
twenty-live years old and unmarried ami
was a valued employe.
ING ALLS. Jesse Roberts was severely
burned Saturday morning by an explesin
cf gas in the oven of the Robe-rts V: Lewis
bakery. He had lighted the iris once, but
it went out. and when he light eel it the
seconel time the accumulated gas explodeel.
ENGLISH. John Pupiquotte, eighteen
years old. fell Into the cylinder e.f a thresh
ing machine while working in the tit lei Fri
day near Eekcty and his right l"g was torn
off at the knee. He was taken to Louisville
for an operation.
TERRE HAUTE. Joseph Park, eighteen
years old, an Alum Cave miner, was run
over by a coal train Friday night and stif
fen el injuries fnm which he eiie-d soon
after being brought to the hospital In this
JAMESTOWN.-Chrls E. Davis, the seventeen-year-old
son of Rome Davis, living
north of here, was killed Friday night while
trying to board a fast train on the IJig
HANDLE FACTORY RUINED.
Frankfort Suffers n Loss of About
Eight Thousand Dollnrs.
Srelal to he Indianapolis Journal.
FRANKFORT, Ind.. Aug. 10.-Wincs &
Kramer's handle factory burned early this
morning, causing a loss of about Jn.ooo on
factory and stock. The insurance Is only
Destructive Farm Fires.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
RLUFFTOX, Ind.. Aug. lO.-Hundreds of
acres of land has been burned over by fire
In the last two days, and thousands of dol
lars' worth of farm property destroyed in
Wells county. Near Uniondale three hun
dred acres were swept by fire, and Wells
Newhard lost a barn filleel with grain, caus
ing a loss of $2,i o. William Gordon lost
fifty tons of hay and three hunelred rods of
fence, the same fire sweeping across sev
eral nun d r ed a er e s o na djoining fa rms.
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WORK OF PRO-BOERS
ATTEMPT TO TORPEDO AND SINK A
TRANSPORT AT NEW ORLEANS.
Starboard Side of the Vessel Damnfted
by an Explosion that Threw
lp a Column of Water.
BRITISH OFFICERS ANGRY
TRANSPORT MOVED INTO 3IID
STREAM AND DOUBLE WATCH SET.
Cotton-Wrapped Wire, Which Is Sup
posed to Hare Been Attached to
the Torpedo, Found Yesterday.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 10. What Is re
garded as an attempt of a Boer sympathizer-
to blow up a British transport occurred
shortly after midnight when there was a
terrific explosion at the stock landing,
where the Harrison steamer Mechanician
Is moored. The Mechanician Is to carry
n.ules to South Africa. The explosion shook
houses, rattled dishes and windows and
awakened people for some distance around.
Most of the crew of the ship were asleep,
but the explosion brought them quickly
from their berths to the deck. An examina
Hon showed a large dent on the starboard
side of the ship. Two plates at the
water's edge had been sprung anA
considerable water was let Into the ship.
The pumps were immediately put to work
and when daylight broke it was found that
the vessel was in no danger of sinking and
that the damage done was not serious. The
crew of the vessel denied there were any
explosives on board and there seems little
doubt, according to the statements of those
vho examined the shir, that the explosion
wus from the outside and that some sort
of bomb or torpedo had been used.'
Alfred le Blanc, agent for the Harrison
line, visited the Mechanician early to-day
and a report of the damage done was sub
mitted to him. He said that three large
plates In the starboard side of the ship
had been stove In and that sixteen rivets
had been broken off or knocked completely
from their places. As the ship was making
considerable water it was decided to shift
the ballast of the cargo so as to lift the
damaged section out of the water. It Is
thought the elamage can be ejulckly repaired
here. The agent said that the Mechanician
would be loaded with a cargo of mules and
get away for South Africa as soon as possi
ble. A British officer who was on the ship
last night saiel that the explosion was ter
rific and that a column of water went high
up In the air and came down on deck. Capt.
Ball, of the Mechanician, was on board at
the time. Neither the agent of the ship nor
any of the officers were willing to express a
theory with regard to who was responsible
for the explosion, it was suggested in some
charters that it might have been the act
of some disgruntled muleteer. Many of the
muleteers who have from time to time left
the city on the British transports nave re
turneel with complaints of the treatment
they received and a number of suits are
now pending against the British ships In
the feeleral courts.
New evidence of the plot to destroy the
transpert was discovered by an officer tjf
that vessel to-day. Attachcel to the anchor
chain, near the surface of the water, was
founei a cotton-wrapptel wire about 12Ö fe.t
long, to which was undoubteelly attached
the bomb or torpedo that exploded Jat
night anl eircve in three plates of the ship
on the port side at the water line. De
tectives are following up the dew and a
search is being made feir the place where
the wir- was purchaseel or enm from. It
Is the belief of the officers that the persons
who perpetratel the lecd took the torpedo
with the wire attacheel its length ahead etf
the ship anel set it In the stream where
the current carrieel it annmel to the side,
the time' fuse exphnling after they had
got safely away.
The British officers here and agents of
the lines emphiyed by the British govern
ment for ttie transportation of mules and
heirses to South Africa are much exercised
over the attempted e'estructlon ef the
Mechanician, anel the vessel has been
moved cut in mldstreHtn with a double
watch on guard. This I true ef th other
mule transport?, the Milwaukee being one
of them. But for the torpeehi exploding
where a bulkhead sustalneei the plates tho
vessel undoubteelly would have been sunk.
Mules will be taken on Monelay and the
hlp will proceeel on her trip to East Lon
don. She probably will go Into Liverpool,
her bomt port, for docking.
1 IS NOT A TRUST
, UNITED STATES STEEL CORPORATION
IS LEGALLY ORGANIZED.
Opinion of Deputy Attorney General
Moores on Combinations of Cap
Itnl that Control Industries.
INDIANA LAW NOT VIOLATED
CONSUMERS' GAS COMPANY IS TIIC
ONLY REAL TRlSiy
And Een It Is n LnTful Concern Un
der the Stntc Statute Which
Cinve It E&isteiicc.
OHIO LAWS ARE DIFFERENT
STEEL CORPORATION M AY RE AT
TACKED UNDER TWO ACTS.
Sccrctnry of Stntc Thinks lie Can
Place the Bit; C'omhiiintiiMi
Ret vt cen Two Fires.
WORK OF TOM L. JOHNSON
CLEVELAND'S MILLIONAIRE MAYOR
HAS RETAINED MR. SI ON. NETT,
Who Will Attempt to Ont the United
States Steel Corporation from
the Iluckeyc Mute.
T wish people could get set right on this
trust question," said Deputy Attorney Gen
eral Merrill Moores yostcniay. "The prop
sition is simply this: Originally, all trusts
were organlzeel precisely like the Con
sumers' Gas Trust in this city, that Is to
say, wherever a combinatiem was made be
tween manufacturers to contred cemipetl
tion the weaker manufacturers rtejuircd
that the steck should be heiel by trustees
for the purpose of voting it and that there
trustees should be permanent, so that no
one person could get control of a majority
of the stock anel thus control the business
and freeze out the 'little fellows.' The
Standard Oil Company and all the other
gieat trusts of the cmntry were' organized
in that way. The stockholders diil not get
any shares of stock, but they were hehl by
the trustees anel all that a shareholder haJ
was a certificate showing that a certain
numlcr of shares belonging to him wer
helel by these trustees to be voteel nt elec
tions of directors. In this way It was im
possible for any one Interest, by ge-ttlng a
tare majority of the stock, to control a lot
of manufacturing Industries fo that the
minority interests could not get their fair
share of the business.
"The courts held such trusts unlawful and
so far as I know, with the exception of the
Consumers' Gas Trust of this city, all cf
them ceasetl to exist. The Consumers' Gas
Trust obtained an express legislative au
thority and was legalized by the Indiana
Legislature, and R Is the or.ly trust I know
of that Is now in existence.
"Combinations of capital In the form of
ordinary corporations that control manu
facturing industries are not legally trusts,
but they are usually called trusts because
of the fact that formerly they really were
trusts. Such corporations aro not In them
selves unlawful. The law recognizes the
right of the United States Steel Corpora
tion to exist, precisely as it does the right
of any college or church or any ordinary
manufacturing corporation or railroad com
"The anti-trust laws of the United State
and of Indiana and of other States simply
forbid corporations and Individuals from
combining for certain purposes which art
declareel to be unlawful. The United Statef
Steel Corporation is a perfectly lawful or
ganizatlon and as long as It obeys tne la
It has tho same right to exist as If
possessed by any other corporation.
ONLY ONE TRUST COMPLAINED OF,
"The attention of Attorney General Tay
lor has been drawn to but ono violation ot
tho Indiana anti-trust laws, and that wai
by the window-glass trust, as It Is popu
larly termed. Proceedings were promptly,
brought against that corporation to wini
up Its affairs If it was found guilty of vio
lating tho laws. Thoso proceedings are
pending in court. Thero has been no othc
complaint in this State that a corporation
or Individual was violating the anti-trust
laws. When such complaints are madf
prosecutions will hpeedlly follow, if the evt
deuce is such as to Justify such action."
Mr. Moores gave a summary of the pre
vision of the Indiana anti-trust statute,
known as the Cooper law. "Under the lndl
ana anti-truft law," he eald. "corpora
tions aro forbidden to enter Into any ar
rangement, contract, agreement or eombN
nation to control the output of any article
ot merchandise made with a view to lesser
or which may tend to lessen full and free
competition in the Importation or Kale oi
articles of merchandise, and all arrange
ments to that enel are void, and any corpo
ration which enters Into any contract hav
ing that end in view must be wound up by
the attorney general. If th attorney gen
eral or prosecuting attorney, when his at
tention has ben directed to a violation o
this law, s-houll neglect or refuse to do hit
duty in the matter, he may. of course, be
preK-eeded against in the courts, but ni
procee'eling ceuld be brought unless it couli
be shown that the law has Iwen deliber
ntely viflatel and that the officers against
whom the information was brought had
knowieelge of such violation and refused to
prosecute the offender."
State Factory Inspector McAbe wti
greatly annoyed yesterday over the facl
that he hail leen put in the attitude ol ln
elorsing the proposed prsecuthins against
the attorney general anel roecuting attor
neys of Indiana at the Instance of organ
ize.l labor. "What I -1LI say." declared Mr.
Me'Abee, "was that I Indorse the propoe
actie.n against the attorm-y general of th
United States. My reason feir this state,
me-nt is that I think If tlure is anything o(
advantage in the Sherman antl-trust la
the puMie- is entitled to reap th benefit.
Rut 1 elo not believe the anti-trust law ol
Indiana has been violated."
HE THINKS STRIKE IS JUST.
Mr. McAbee talked Interestingly of tht
steel strike which begins to-day. "I txpd
the strike of the steel workers to last a lors
time." he said. "It will be a k strike. J
look for the United States Steel Corpora
tlori to run nil of Its mills It possibly cai
with nonunion men and to endeavor to opec
up the others. The Indepedent mills wiH,
however, increase their force and glve'em
ploymcnt to a Ifrgc number of the mea
that are thrown out, and row Is a goo4
time to lnvet money In that kind of bul
nets. I think the United States Steel Cor
poration will los an immer. amount of
monty, but xacscy ppt&r to b & tiitcj