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Says He Holds Judge Jackson
and His Injunction
In Contempt and Will Talk
When and Where He Pleases.
Are the Miners to Corporate
Capital He Says,
If Jackson Injunction Shall Be
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 6. Eugene V.
Debs, who addressed the large miners'
meeting last evening, left today for
Turtle Creek, where he speaks this
evening. Before leaving the city, Mr.
Debs denounced Judge Jackson of West
rV'irginia for issuing the injunction re
straining him from interfering in any
way with the Monongah company or
lis employes. Mr. Debs said: -This
injunction restrains me from walking
on any public highway leading to the
mines of the Monongah Coal & Coke
company. It is most sweeping, and
none other can be compared to it. This
injunction annihilates the right of
peaceable assemblage and effectually
suppresses the right of free speech. If
it is sustained, and I have no doubt it
will be, it sweeps away all consitu
tional safeguards and delivers us.bound
hand and foot, to corporate capital.
"I hold the injunction and the judge
who issued it in supreme contempt. If
I have occasion to raise my voice in
behalf of the famishing miners in Jack
eon's jurisdiction, I propose to do so, or
at least make the attempt, totally re
gardless of 'this" intamou Injunction.
The farce of the proceeding is that the
injunction is issued by a judge. It
ought to come direct from the coal op
erators, and at least hypocrisy would
not intensify the infamy of the pro
ceeding." In reference to the charge that the
deputies now on guard at De Armitt's
mines were forcing miners to work at
the point of revolvers. President Dolan
stated that the matter had been placed
in the hands of their attorney and it
was probable that the miners' officials
would go into court and ask for an in
junction restraining these deputies.
Said he: "They have no right to com
pel any man to go to work, and we will
not stand it. I have in my pocket the
names of many of the men who were
treated in this manner, but prefer not
to give them now for fear the men will
The coal company discovered a new
eort of missionary work among its em
ployes today. Wives of many of the
campers are in the field now. They
have been arriving for several days un
til now there are about twenty of them
6-cattered about through the Plum.
Sandy and Turtle Creek settlements.
The women are from the McDonald,
Carnegie and Wheeling division sec
tions, and while the men are at work
do missionary work among their wives.
They have access to the workmen's
houses, but the men are denied this.
Deputies are stationed' all along the
property line with instructions not to
allow a solitary -man to pass into the
house range.
The campers claim that the effect of
The female missionary work will be ap
parent in a day or so. Many of the
Plum Creek men are expected to join
the movement after pay day Monday.
The strikers say they would be out
now, but they want to get as much
money as possible ahead, so as to have
something to fall back on.
Whether or not the strikers will be
able to get the Plum Creek men to stop
the mine, there is becoming a more
eerious question than the strike leaders
at first thought. Unlike the other dig
ging settlements, about all of the Plum
Creek men live in company houses on
the company's land. The workmen do
not have to leave the De Armitt prop
erty to get into the mines, and strikers
get no chance to stop them on the road.
The deputies do not allow anyone to grt
near the houses and the workers and
strikers are entirely without communi
cation except through the women. It
now seems the Plum Creek eieg will be
a much longer and a much harder bat
tie than at any of the other mines.
Prices for coal moved up 10 cents a
ton since yesterday, the assigned reason
being that the prospects are that the
area of the strike will expand and em
brace the northern and central Penn
sylvania districts. Coal is being hoard
ed for possible future demands, when
prices will be still higher. Ruling prices
are $1.10 for run of mine in barges and
carts at Pittsburg and 5 and 6 cents a
bushel for slack on the river.
Thousands Turn Out to Hear Him
Talk on the Strike.
Pittsburg-. Pa., Aug. 6. Miners' day
closed in this city by a meeting on De
questrian wharf, where a crowd of 8,
000 to 10.000 people assembled to hear
Eugene V. Debs, Mrs. Johns and sev
eral local speakers. The speakers were
given a hearty reception and the senti
ments represented were loudly cheered,
and especially when allusions were
made to the unrighteousness of the sup
pression of free speech and lawful as
semblage. Each orator said the time
had arrived to call a halt on govern
ment by injunction and declared that
the struggle of the miners would be
conducted peaceably and lawfully as
heretofore, in spite of anything anv
man could say. It was learned posi
tively last night that Governor Hast
ings has had men in the Turtle Creek
region for two weeks past to keep him
posted on the condition of the strike.
Factory Inspector Campbell has been
the chief lieutenant of the executive in
this work. Colonels Long and Mc
Candless of the general staff have also
been over the field and will make their
report to the governor. It is safe' to
Bay that they will report that the na
tional guard is not needed ai this time.
Large delegations of miners are ex
pected at Turtle Creek for the meeting
this evening which is to be addressed
by Debs. Strike leaders say the at
tendance will lie as large as at the Mc
Crea meeting last Monday. A delega
tion of Tough miners has arrived.. They
walked fifty miles. They say there will
be a free steamer on the Monongahela
to carry miners to McKeesport from up
river points.
Croker's Horse Wins at Brighton.-
London, Aug. 7. Mr. Croker's .five
year old bay horse Americus won the
Southdown plate. This race is for 200
sovereigns. There were four starters;
distance six furlongs.
English Capitalists Buy Nevada Frop
erty for $15,000,000.
New York, Aug. 6. The Tribune
The boom in gold mining ventures
which the Klondike discoveries has
started in this country has apparently
spread to England. For some time
agents representing several syndicates
of London capitalists have been in
this city endeavoring to acquire gold
mines of proved value for exploration
on the British markets.
The latest deal reported in this city
is the sale by the Gold Creek Mining
company of Nevada of its property to
a British syndicate for $15,000,000. Th.3
original capital stock of the company
was $300,000.
Col. B. S. Bush, formerly chief engi
neer and constructor of the Croton
Aqueduct, is the engineer of the com
pany. He estimates that over $43,000,
000 in gold is contained in the placer
which contains 500 acres in Elko coun
ty along the banks of Gold creek. Of
the company's officers, only Messrs.
Hutchinson and Dickson are intown.
Both refused to give any explicit in
formation regarding the reported sale.
Mr. Dickson admitted, however that
the negotiations were in progress with
an English syndicate and would proba
bly be completed in a short while.
Mr. Hutchinson would only say that
any statement that the Gold creek
mines had been sold, were premature.
Citizens of Crystal Falls, Michi
gan, Arranging a Lynch
ing Party.
Iron Moutain, Mich., Aug. 6. The ap
peals of leading citizens prevented a
lynching at Crytal Falls last night. The
miners employed in the surrounding lo
cations are now making threats and a
well defined report is current to the ef
fect that they have formed an organi
zation and will invade the village to
night for the purpose of lynching Bons,
who assaulted and murdered Pearl
Smith. In the meantime it is expected
that Sheriff Wait will take the precau
tion to move the prisoner to another
Bons confession was made a second
time in the hearing of Attorney Hen
derson of Norway and M. B. McGee, a
leading citizen. The fellow is undoubt
edly insane, or is acting the part to
perfection. This is not the first crime
of the nature he has committed.He has
been identified by a young girl at Nor
way as the man who committed an as
sault upon her several months ago.
Bons said he saw Pearl leave the
main highway and take the Blaney
creek road, and he followed. Overtak
ing her, he made an insulting proposal
and was repulsed. He struck the girl
three times in the face, knocking her
down and jumped on her stomach. He
then outraged her twice. Just as ha
was about to leave his victim, she
groaned and opened her eyes. He
then choked her until he was satisfied
that life was extinct. He returned V
the place the next morning to make
sure that he had completed his fiendish
New Plan of Eastern Railroads to Ob
viate a Nuisance.
New York. August 6. A dispatch to
the Herald from Mays Landing, N. J.,
The recent discovery of Chief Engi
neer J. H. Nichols of the West Jersey
& Sea Shore Railway that crude oil ap
plied to the ground along railroad
tracks would effectually lay the dust
has proven after thorough tests to
work far better than was first expect-,
Both lines of track leading from
Camden to Atlantic City are being
thoroughly saturated for a distance of
six feet on both sides of the track.
The oil is applied on much the same
plan as streets are sprinkled with wa
ter, and recently an oil train with a
sprinkling apparatus sprinkled more
than 20 miles of track. The work will
be completed in a few days. One
sprinkling a year at a cost of $80 per
mile, it is claimed, will lay the dust ef
fectually, but two applications may
have to be made.
The entire Pennsylvania system, it
is said, is to be sprinkled with oil as
speedily as possible.
Strikers Board a Train and Refuse to
Get OfE
Terre Haute, Ind., Aug. 6. The Lin
ton miners boarded a south bound
Evansville and Indianapolis train this
morning and when ordered off told the
conductor they did not propose to get
off until they had reached Littson.
The train was pulled into a siding,
where it is still standing. The sheriff
was summoned, but the miners ignored
his orders to leave the train.
The railroad company has applied for
an injunction, which, if granted, will
lead to the arrest of the men. The 86
men from Elnora were joined by 100
from Alum Cave and Jackson Hill. Sul
livan county. Late dispatches indicate
that everything is quiet at Elnora,
25,000 FLYERS
On the Rock Island Not Railroad
Trains, but Fall Festival Posters.
Major T. J. Anderson, assistant gen
eral passenger agent of the Rock Island
this morning placed an order for 25.000
lithographed flyers advertising the To
peka Fall Festival. The flyers will be
gotten up in the Festival colors, and
will be distributed throughout Kansas
and Oklahoma along the lines of the
Rock Island road.
Major Anderson says that in his opin
ion the attendance at the Fall Festivi
ties this year will exceed by several
thousand the attendance last year.
Extraordinary Temperature Causes a
Suspension of Business.
Dallas, Tex., Aug. 6. At 2 o'clock yes
terday afternoon the government ther
mometer recorded the extraordinary
temperature of 108, surpassing all pre
vious heat records. Business was sus
pended. Wyoming Coal Miners Strike.
Salt Lake, Utah, Aug. 6. A special to
the Herald from Rock Springs, Wyo.,
says the miners employed by the
Sweetwater Coal Mining company went
on a strike this morning, demanding an
increase o 10 cents a ton for digging
Broad Street, Philadelphia, a
Mass of Wheelmen.
Opening Day of the Great L. A.
W. National Meet.
Eighty Entries for the Profes
sional Two Mile Handicap.
Johnson Was Unable to Ride
Because of an Accident.
Philadelphia, Aug. 6. A more beauti
ful day could not have been asked for
than that which formally inaugurated
the big race meet of the League of Amer
ican Wheelmen here today. The warm
sun was tempered by a cool, northwes
terly breeze. Early morning runs were
taken by many of the visiting wheelmen,
especially those who could not get into
the arena. There were thousands of
pedalers on every run. As far as the eye
could reach on Broad street there was an
almost solid mass of bicyclers. By the
time the leaders of the run had reached
old York road, a distance of four miles
from League headquarters, there were
still many riders who had not yet mount
ed their wheels. All roads leading to the
Willow Grove track seemed to have been
converted into bicycle paths. The wheel
men owned the city and the policemen
who are usually so strict with regard to
scorching, stood complacently by and
paid no attention to the visitors who
were unconsciously committing a breach
of law by traveling at a 2:40 gait. Not
withstanding that thousands were push
ing their way to Willow Grove on wheels,
the street cars and railroads were also
taxed to their utmost.
The Willow Grove track was a revela
tion to the visitors. They had never seen
such a race course, specially constructed
with wood, lightning fast, solid as a rock
and entirely surrounded by seats with a
seating capacity of nearly 25,000. Flags
fluttered from hundreds of staffs and the
L. A. W. purple predominated every
where. Bicycle Track, Willow Grove, Pa., Aug.
6. The racing cracks were awake early
this morning and after a good rubbing
down took preliminary spins on the
track preparatory to the trial heats which
were to be called at 9 o'clock. As early
as 8 o'clock the crowds began arriving
and when the first heat was pulled oft a
good crowd was present. The day was
perfect for racing, a light breeze swept
across the track from the northwest.
All the riders were delighted with the
weather and track and everything was in
proper condition for fast time. "Johnny"
Johnson, who was injured on Wednesday
while training on the track was out this
morning trying his stiffened legs. He ap
peared to be in rather bad shape and
there was every evidence that he would
not be able to race. He proposes, how
ever, using linimente until the last min
ute and if there is the slightest chance
of his making a show he will enter in the
morning trials. The first three men will
qualify in the two-mile handicap pro
fessional and the two-mile handicap ama
teur and in all the other races, the first
two with the exception of the quarter
mile championship professional in which
only the winner of each heat will enter
for the finals. The first event was the
two-mile handicap professional. This was
in six heats and in all there were about
eighty entries, first three to qualify.
First heat, F. J. Loughead, Sarnia, Ont.,
scratch, won; W. E. Becker, Minneapolis,
40 yards, second: E. J. Titus, New York,
50 yards, third. Time, 4:46 1-5.
W. C. Sanger was scratch man in the
second heat of the two-mile race with
Arthur Lee on the 50 ward line and H. R.
Steenson, Dayton, 25 yards. The pace
was slow and the men rode in a bunch
throughout. A. E. Weinig, 110 yards, won:
W. C. Sanger, second: C. R. Newton, 60
yards, third. Time, 5:03 4-5.
Tom Cooper had the tape in the third
heat and the nearest men were J. A. New
house, 250 yards, and Dock Brown, 50
yards. For the first few laps the pace
was fast, but they soon bunched and lap
ped to the finish, when the winner cross
ed two lengths ahead. Cooper, scratch,
won; Fred Sims, Washington, 100 yards,
second; J. A. Newhouse, Buffalo, 25 yards,
third. Time, 5:06 2-3.
Arthur Gardiner of Chicago, was
scratch man in the fourth heat with
Starbuck the nearest at 40 yards. Arthur
lost two yards at the crack of the pistol.
All hands went out for blood and a rapid
pace was kept up until the finish. Gardi
ner won: L. A. Callahan, 50 yards, sec
ond: Barney Oldfield, 110 yards third.
Time 4:41 2-5.
Eddie Bald, scratch man was excused in
the fifth heat. Sam Brock and Jay Ea
ton were on the 35 yard mark with Frank
Butler at 50 yards. Butler took the lead
on the last lap but Eaton spurted from
the tail end and crossed the line an easy
winner. F. C. Hoyt, 50 yards, second;
Will Corwin, 75 yards, third. Time,
4:50 3-5.
Johnny Johnson was unable to start in
the sixth heat of the two-mile profes
sional handicap and F. A. McFarland
was the other scratch man, with James
A. Church on the forty yard line. F. F.
Hammer at 55 yards and Frank M. Damp
man at 225 yards. Charles A. Church
won; C. S. Wells, 90 yards, second; O. L.
Stevens, 70 yards, third. Time, 4.42.
Cyclists Will Give One This Evening
if Weather is Fair.
Rain last night interfered with the
bicycle parade and it was postponed
until tonight. The parade will start
from the east entrance to the state
house grounds promptly at 7:45, and
all wheelmen in the city are urged to
be present and participate.
A $5 prize will be given to the man
or woman having the best decorated
The circuit races will close tomorrow
afternoon at the fair grounds.
Soma Former Citizens Who Have
Been Sojourning at Lansing
Stay Return Here.
Gov. -Leedy today signed citizenship
papers for the following persons whose
sentences at the state penitentiary ex
pire within a few days:.
Tom Rhodes, Hamilton county, five
years, burglary in the second degree;
Ed Bowers, Marshall, one year, bur
glary third degree; John Kline, Atchi
son, grand larceny, two years; Frank
Hart, Atchison, two years, grand lar
ceny; John V. Hagan, "Wilson, eighteen
months, seduction; Wm. Edwards, Wy
andotte, one year, grand larceny; Chas.
Bower, .Wyandotte, one year, grand
larceny; D. Considine, Wyandotte,
three years, grand larceny; Gaily
Clark, Johnson, two years, grand lar
ceny; Albert Laher, Marshall, three
years, grand larceny; Charles McAlls
ter, Cowley, two years, grand larceny;
John Hurley, Crawford, two and a
half years, attempted grand larceny;
J. M. Rector, Butler, two years, grand
larceny; Frank Smith, Shawnee coun
ty, two years, grand larceny; James
Sehroyer, Shawnee county, one and a
half years, grand larceny; Edgar Mor
ris, Pottawatomie, two years, grand
larceny; Wm. Wheeler, Shawnee, two
years, grand larceny; Anthony Hamil
ton, Shawnee county, -two years, bur
glary and grand larceny. ,
This Time It Is Said a Real An
dree Pigeon Has Arrived.
Paris, Aug. 6. The Gaulois says a
pigeon bearing instructions regarding
Prof. Andree's palloon expedition has
been captured at Gradisca near Coritz,
22 miles from Trisla, in Austro-Hun-gary.
It Will be Done to a Turn at the Bar
Interest in the Grocers' and Butchers'
picnic, August 25. Increases every day.
Every grocer and butcher in the city has
agreed to close on the day of the picnic
and of course will attend the celebration
at Garfield park.
Chas. Wolff said this morning: "The
picnic is going to be a big thing and we
are all figuring on having a good time.
It is lots of work to get up a picnic of
this size but everyone is working hard
and I am sure that it la going to be a sue
cess. When we first talked of having a
picnic, a few weeks ago, we decided for
a few of us to take our dinners and go to
Garfield park for the day, but we have
changed our minds now. Why the mere
mention of picnic set the boys to think
ing and the result is that we are going to
have the biggest picnic Ver given in
Shawnee county. The merchants are all
taking hold of this thing and it promises
to exceed all expectations. We are going
to have a big parade. There will be 500
grocers and 250 butchers in line. The gro
cers will wear white caps and aprons and
the butchers will wear white caps and
coats and we will carry umbrellas. It is
going to be a very imposing parade and
lots of fun, too. The grocers have hired
Marshall's band and the butchers have
got the Mid-Continent band. If the pro
cession is very long we may get other
bands for we want plenty of music. There
will be good things to eat and the roast
beef will be done to a turn. I have got a
man in sight who knews all about bar
becueing and he has promised to be there
and see that everything is cooked in
good shape. There will be roast beef,
baked beans, pickles, bread and oh, I
don't know what all we will have. We
have estimated that it will take about
3,000 pounds of beef and other things in
proportion to feed all the people who will
be there and we expect that at least 10,000
will attend. Reduced rates on the rail
roads have been asked for and will proba
bly be granted. We want our neighboring
merchants to be here and help us cele
brate. We hope to have Chas. Curtis,
Governor Leedy and Charles Fellows
with us at the picnic, to make a few re
marks and sample our roast beef."
Wm. Dransfield said: "It will be the
biggest picnic that ever happened in
Shawnee county. Every one that comes
into the store says that they are are
coming. There were several people down
from Silver Lake and St. Marys yesterday
and they said that a great many of the
people from those places intend to come
and bring their families. I tell you that
in giving this picnic we are doing a good
thing. It will give us a chance to get ac
quainted with the merchants and the
farmers of the neighboring towns. We
are all going to have a good time and
everyone is working hard to make this,
our first Grocers' and Butchers' picnic a
grand success."
All the committees will meet tonight at
the commercial club rooms at 8 o'clock.
Newton Council to Inaugurate
a Fine System.
Kansas City, Aug. 6. A Star special
from Newton, Kan., says:
The council here last night voted un
animously to collect fines from the
"joints" of the city hereafter. The Idea
of some of the members seems to be
one of extermination, but it is believed
it means nothing more nor less than a
system of license collections.
TJ. S. Department of Labor Sends an
Expert Into the Field.
San Francisco, Aug. 6. Sam C. Dun
ham, statistical expert of the United
States department of labor, is here en
route to the Klondike gold fields, for
which he will leave on the steamer
Humboldt next Monday.
His mission is to ascertain the eco
nomic conditions of the country in this
comparatively unknown region and
prepare the necessary data for a bul
letin which the department proposes to
issue about March 1 next.
Governor Leedy has promised to
dress a political picnic near Bonner
Springs tomorrow but finding himself
unable to do so shifted the duty upon
Lieutenant Governor Harvey who will
go down at 7:30 in the morning.
State Journal's Estimate of Re
ceipts and Expenses
Of the Second Fall Festiral
Given oy Topeka.
By the Committee of Fifteen of
a Shortage.
There Will Be a Balance in the
When AH the Expenses Are
Paid After the Festiral.
Subscriptions 7,000
Sale of privileges 2.000
Sham battle 2,000
Tournament . 1,500
Indian dance 1,000
Cinderella 500
Total $14,000
Militia $ 2,700
Music 2,000
Floats 1,500
Advertising 1,500
Firemen 625
Flower parade 500
Indians 500
Tournament 450
Camp expenses 5C0
Entertainment 300
Public, comfort 100
Total $10,673
Receipts J14.000
Expenditures 10,673
Balance $ 3,325
The above is a conservative estimate of
the receipts and expenses of Topeka's
Second Annual Fall Festival. Some mem
bers of the Committee of Fifteen have
been somewhat disheartened at the fin
ancial outlook. Every day calls for more
subscriptions they say with no available
funds in. sight to meet them, but they
have no occasion to be disheartened. Last
year at this time the same feling was ex
perienced and several members of the
committee resigned but still when the
balance sheet was made up at the close
of the Festival the committee found over
$2,000 in the treasury and all debts paid
The subscriptions up to date amount to
$6,100 and it is safe to estimate that $900
more will be subscribed. That sum should
be doubled but the finance committee is
still finding people on the hunt for an ex
cuse which will relieve them from their
share of the burden. They expect to
share in the benefits without contribut
ing to their cost. But there are very few
of such people in Topeka.
It must be remembered that the expen
ditures shown represent only what is
spent directly by the Committee of Fif
teen. It does not include the thousands
of dollars being raised by the Santa Fe
committee to be expended on their dem
onstration. It does not include the
Flower parade expenses except the do
nation of $500 made to Mrs. Sutton.
Neither does it include the Carnival
fund, nor the money raised by fraternal
societies. All these funds will bring the
amount expended to entertain the people
of Kansas at the Fall Festival up to over
Last year the receipts from the sham
battle were over $3,000. In the estimated
receipts this year the amount to be re
ceived from this source is placed at $2,
000. When the fact is considered that a
small army will engage this year with
five times as much ammunition the esti
mate is surely low enough. The receipts
from the tournament, Indian dance and
"Cinderella" are also placed low to be
inside a safe mark.
In making the estimate of expenses the
basis is liberal and everything is in ex
cess of the expenses for similar purposes
last year.
On the above basis It leaves the com
mittee a safe margin to insure against any
unexpected expense. There will proba
bly be additional expenses not figured and
receipts will also probably come from un
expected sources.
There is every reason for confidence on
the part of the committee. The finances
of the committee are in good shape. There
is not one chance in a thousand for the
committee to fall behind.
The people of Topeka will not allow the
Committee of Fifteen, which represents
the best interests of the city to get in a
hole. Every expense will be met. . The
Topeka Fall Festival committee '- will
have money in its treasury to commence
work on next year's Festival.
Don't get soared. The people of Topeka
are behind this Fall Festival. The Com
mittee of Fifteen need not fear that they
will be left alone to shoulder the respon
sibility and the liability.
They Are Being Driven From the
Company's Houses by De Armitt.
Pittsburg, Aug. 6. Eviction of strik
ers from company houses was begun
today by the New York and Cleveland
Gas Coal company.
A house to house canvass is being
made and when a miner announces to
a company official that he is on strike,
the notice to quit the premises in five
days is served.
It May be So.
Lisbon. Aug. 6. A dispatch from Lo
renzo Marquez says that word was re
ceived there on Tuesday that the Port
uguese troops had again routed the
rebels in Gazalaiid and captured two
of the principal chiefs. The report.
however, lacks confirmation.
That dark brown taste and horrid
breath you have in the morning is caus
ed by an inactive liver. Some medi
cines relieve for a while; others for a
few days, but Herbme cures. Geo. W.
Stansfield. 632 Kan. Ave., and Miller's
Pharmacy, Cor. 6th and Topeka Ave.
American Spirits Co. Given a Sub
stantial Monopoly.
New York, Aug. 6. The Republic of
Venezuela has granted a concession
giving a substantial monopoly for the
establishment of the distilling indus
try in the republic, which was obtained
in the interest of the American spirits
manufacturing company.
Representatives of that company
have paid a number of visits to Caracas
in the last 12 months and the company
since the granting of the concession,
has sent one of its practical men to
supervise the erection of a plant, all
the parts of which have been assembled
in that city ready for shipment.
Venezuelan statistics show an annual
consumption by that country of 60,
000,000 gallons of spirits and alconollc
beverages distributed among a popula
tion of about 3,000,000. The import
duty is practically prohibitory, amount
ing to 50 cents a pound, equivalent to
$3. SO a gallon. The concession, which
is for six years, gives the right to
bring in all the necessary plant and
raw material free. It was said today
that the American Spirits company Is
conducting similar negotiations else
where, which, if expectations are only
partly realized, will result in a very
large extension of the business of the
Prominent Mining Men Gire
Their Views of the Out
look for the Future.
Denver, Aug. 6. The effect of the de
cline in silver to 55 cents per ounce
and the probable further fall to as low
as 50 cents, which seems to be conceded
by those in the best position to judge,
is the current topic of conversation
among mining men, and while some are
greatly discouraged at the outlook for
mining in Colorado, the general opinion
seems to be that the decline of silver
will have no very serious effect upon
the miners, because there Is compara
tively litfle silver now mined in the
state except in connection with copper,
gold and lead. There is a possibility
that some of the Aspen and Creede
properties will shut down, but outside
of these there will be little change in
the situation. Ex-Governor J. B.
Grant of the Omaha & Grant Smelter
"I am of the opinion that silver will
continue to go down until there is a
marked decrease in the production in
some parts of the world, and it remains
to be seen which of the silver producing
countries will grtve way first. If the
present volume of silver production is
maintained with silver at 56Ms cents, it
will go lower until the supply and de
mand are nearer together. . Of course
there will come a time when it will stop
falling, but I do not think that will
come until there is a very marked de
crease in production, unless in the
meantime silver should be remonetized.
One thing will result from the decline
no more new silver enterprises will be
started and there will be an increased
activity in the search for gold. I also
think it will have some effect upon the
development of Mexico and that" no
more railroads will be built to the mines
of that country. It will have no seri
ous effect upon the production of lead
for I have figured out that with lead at
$3.60 and silver at 55 it is just about
as profitable to the miner as when lead
was $3.25 and silver at 65."
Senator N. P. Hill of the Boston &
Colorado smelter thinks tfce decline will
be seriously felt in many quarters. "The
aggregate loss will be quite large," said
he. "Last year the average price paid
our company for silver was 66.86 cents
per ounce, and the difference between
that price and today's quotations
amounts to about $120,000 in our produc
tions of last year. In 1892 the price
was much higher, and the loss, com
pared with today's prices, would be
nearly $250,000."
Canadian Authorities Will Strictly
Enforce the Alien Labor Law.
Toronto, Ont., Aug. 6. Canada has
begun to take means to enforce the
alien labor law against Americans.
Commissioner McCreary is h'ere on bus
iness in connection with work on the
Crows Nest Pass railway through the
Rocky Mountains, and he informed the
Canadian Pacific railway authorities
that any American laborers engaged
for that work would be deported to
their own country again.
McCreary. has instructions from the
Canadian government to strictly en
force the new law.
Is Organized at San Francisco With a
Capital of $5,000,000.
San Francisco, Aug. 6. Articles of
incorporation of the Spreckels Sugar
company have been filed. The capital
is $5,000,000. Of this amount the organ
izers of the company, J. D. Spreckels,
A. B. Spreckels, A. F. Morrison, M. H.
Weed, W. D. K. Gibson, have each sub
scribed $1,000.
Producing beets and manufacturing
sugar therefrom is to be the primary
object of the company and incidentally
the company will engage in agriculture
and will build, equip and manage fac
tories and refineries, deal in real es
tate, construct railroads, build ships
and do all other things necessary to
the successful development of the su
gar making business.
Newspaper Deadbeats.
The newspaper carriers of Topeka are
making preparations to organize. They
think that it is necessary to form a
union in order to protect themselves
from the dead beats wno make a spec
ialty of not paying their paper bills.
By forming a union of this kind they
can keep each other posted in regard
to this kind of people. Each carrier will
have a list of these people and will be
on the lookout for them. The carriers
will hold a meeting probably some time
next week and effect a permanent or
ganization. Woolen Mill Dance Tonight.
The dance at the woolen mill for the
benefit of the Floral fund, which was
postponed Wednesday evening on ac
count of the storm, will be given to
night. A sidewalk has been construct
ed from the car line to the mill so
that those who attend will suffer no in
convenience on account of the mud.
Zimmerman Wins Another Trophy.
New York. Aug. 6. A cablegram re
ceived here today says that Gus Zim
merman, the rifle shot again disting
uished himself ifi a shootinsr match at
Frankfort on the Main, Germany, yes
terday taking first prize. Zimmerman-
nas won first prize in all the important
snooting matches in Europe since he
has been there.
The Q,ueen Makes the Usual Speech
Before Dismissing the Lawmakers.
London, Aug. 6. The house of com
mons met today at 10 o'clock in the
morning and passed to the third read
ing of the appropriation bill, which was
then forwarded to the house of lords,
where it passed ell stages. Both houses
then suspended business until 2:30 p.
m., when the queen's speech proroguing
parliament was read. It was as fol
lows: "My Lords and Gentlemen: At the
close of the session during which there
has been disturbance and conflict in
Europe, I am glad to be able to inform
you that the cordiality of my relations
with foreign powers .remains unchang
ed. The united influence of the six
powers signatory of the treaty of Paris
was earnestly exerted early In the year
to dissuade the King of Greece from a
war upon which he unhappily desired
to enter. Though they failed in this
endeavor they were able to bring about
an early suspension of hostilities be
tween the two belligerents anil open
negotiations for peace. These pro
ceedings are protracted and a formal
treaty has not yet been signed, but
there is good ground for believing that
all the most important matters In con
troversy have been adjusted and that
in return for an adequate indemnity the
territory conquered by Turkey, with a
slight modification of the frontier, will
be restored to Greece.
"I have given notice to the King of
the Belgians and the German emperor
to terminate the treaties of 1S62 and
1865, whereby I am prevented from
making with my colonies such fiscal
arrangements with my empire as seen
to me expedient.
"In consequence of the infraction by
the Chinese government of certain stip
ulations of the convention of 1894, a
fresh convention has been concluded,
establishing the frontier of Burmah
and China more advantageously to my
empire and opening the West river of
China to European commerce.
"I have concluded a treaty of com
merce and friendship with King Mene
lik. "The presence of representatives Of
the colonies and India at the cere
monies of the celebration of the sixtieth
year of my reign has contributed to the
strength of the bond of union in all
parts of my empire, and additional
proof of the attachment of the colonies
to the mother country has been fur
nished in the fiscal legislation of Can
ada and the contribution that Cape Col
ony, following the example of Aus
tralasia has offered for our navy de
fense. The famine, which to my profound
grief has prevailed in large portions
of my Indian dominions since the au
tumn of last year, has taxed severely
the resources of that country. I gladly
acknowledge the energy and self-sacrifice
of my. officers of all ranks, both
Europeans and natives, and the many
private persons who, with untiring, zeal
and anxious desire to avoid offense to
native feeling, have labored to save life
and relieve suffering. An appeal to
the sympathy of my subjects in all
parts, of ray empire, was responded to
In the moat generous manner, and I re
'joice ta learri. that owing to. the satis
factory rainfall, there is every pros
pect that the area of distress will be
greatly diminished."--
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