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THIS Is THE DAY dedicated
o St. James, the patron saint of
When the tide of battle at
lavijo was going against the
paniards, he is said to have
ppeared upiii the field, armed
ith a sword of dazzling splen
or and mounted on a white
orse. Tradition credits him
ith having slain 6o,ooo infidels
and Spanish faith in the legend
a unshaken.
They Are Winners
* * oUR S *
$15 Suits.
We had a rush on them the past
week, and every purchase rmade a
new customer for us. People are
not slow in finding a good thing,
and they know one when they
see it.
Has been a genuine surprise to
the people, and a Waterloo to our
would-be competitors, as well as
to our profits, but we don't care for
profits when we want to sell goods.
ONY 150 IzI;Tr
And they will melt away this week
as the snow under a July sun. We
have all sites from 33 to 42, hence
we can lit you all. Look at our
CORNER WINDOW, and a glance
will convince you that
We Sell as We Advertise.
We will continue the sale of
jadras Shirts •. • •.
* . * • At $1.75 Each
* . . .. REDUCTIONS IN . .. . •
Mothers, if you wish to buy Suits
for your boys when school opens,
wve would advise you to BUY NOW
V departnments. Cannot onum
erate all the bargains, but call and
convince yourselves.
EleQator to 5 Floors.
T. P. Connor Gives a Forecast of
What the Administartion
Will Be Like.
The Home Rule Question, He
says, Must Not Be
Put Ofe
If There Is Any Delay the Irish Party
Will Be Found "Against the
LonDow, July 24.-T. P. O'Connor, writ
ing in bi paper, the Sunday Ban, gives the
following forecast of the new administra
tion: Premier and first lord of the treas
ury, Wm. E. Gladstone; chancellor of the
exchequer, Sir Wm. Vernon Harcourt;
president of the council, Earl Spencer; chief
secretary for Ireland, John Morley; secre
tary of foreign affairs, earl of Roseberry;
secretary of war, Bight Hon. Hy Campbell
Bannerman; seeretary for India, Earl Kim
berly; lord lieutenant of Ireland, earl of
Aberdeen. O'Connor says: "The office of
lord chancellor was offered Lord Hersohell,
but it is reported that Colredge is
ready to take the chancellorship,
and thus enable Sir Charles
lussell to take the chief justieeship, when
Hersohell will take a non-legal cabinet
ofllce. Sir George Trevelyan will probably
be first lord of the admiralty, tight Bon.
Hy H. Fowler home reoretary, J. Rigley
attorney-general or solicitor-general, Henry
Labouchere postmaster-general, Right
Hon. Arthur Peel speaker of the commons,
and Herbert Gladstone financial secretary
of the treasury. Edward Major Banks can
have the office of chief ministerial whip if
he chooses. Sydney Buxton and Richard
Knight Caunton are sure of places. The
latter will probably be made a baronet."
O'Conner does not believe Arnold Morley
will be elected to the peerage, but will prob.
ably make a higher place and eventually
become speaker. Referring to the
conservative movement in favor of
postponing the home rule bill
gaining strength among the radicals,
O'Connor says he aseumes the assertion is
founded on articles in some liberal organs,
and adds: "I cannot answer the liberals
and liberal journaliste, but I can interpret
the views of Irishmen, and my answer is
that it will not do. Home rule must be the
first and chief business of the new govern
ment. Any faltering postponement of home
rule will compel the Irish party to oppose
l the government."
The Terrible Effects of the Cholera Epl
demle In Russia.
ST. PxnTnsUano, July 24.-Advises from
Baratoff are to the effect that the town is
garrisoned with troops to suppress the dis
order due to the intense excitement in con
nection with the cholera epidemic, which
continues to grow worse there. Disorders
of a similar nature occurred in other chol
era affected places owing to the lower
classes not understanding the sanitary reg
nlhtions. In two places hospitals were de.
stroyed by mobs. Several passengers on a
steamer having died of cholera, the captain
refused to allow any one to land here. The
passengers revolted. The captain got near
shore, and a launach filled with armed
rersena to anow any one to lana here. The
pasaengers revolted. The captain got near
shore, and a launch filled with armed
soldiers was sent out. The troops fired
upon the mutineers and compelled the ves
sel to proceed.
An 1-1-'ated Expedltioa.
LoxNoN, July 24.-The Times says Mar
quis de Banohamp, colleague of Capt.
Stairs and Capt. Bodson in the ill-fated
Catanga expedition, has landed at Mar
seilles. He describes how the Meirs at
tacked the expedition, and bow Stairs sent
Bodson to King Meiri to parley with him.
Meiri was about to kill Capt. Bodson, when
the latter in self-defense, shot Meiri. Bod.
son was then killed himself by the natives.
The expedition was for twenty-six days
without food except ants and locusts.
Capt. Stairs died at Shinde. One hundred
and ninety natives attached to the expedi
tion also perished.
A Reported Horror Discredited.
VIENNA, July 24,-Some newspapers pub
lish a telegram reporting that the tower of
the Musnaier Mosque in Alexandria col
lapsed during religious service on the 21st
inst. Several hundred rersons were killed
and the bodies of the victims were being
extricated hourly from the ruins. The
source of the telegram is uncertain and
the report is believed to be untrue.
Denied on Authority.
COPENUAGEN, July 24.-The police author
ities deny that American Consul Ryder is
suspected of embeszling money.
Mrs. Ryder, wife of the United States
consul, has been arrested in connection
with the charges on which her husband is
An Arab Revolt
LoNnon, July 24.-The Arabs of Yangive,
on the upper Congo, have revolted against
the Congo Free State and cut off communi
cation with Tanganyaka.
The Great Smuggler Caught.
Qnunno, July 24.-Bouchard, the smug
gler, has been captured by militia and
brought to this port.
A New Town on the Northern Paciflc Line
Nearly Wiied Out.
MILWAUKEE, July, 24.-Dispatches from
Ashland to-night report the entire business
district and many residences in the new
town of Iron River, on the Northern Pa
cific line, destroyed by fire, the lose being
fully $200.000. Five hundred people are
sleeping in care furnished by the railroad.
Details cannot be had, as telegraphic com
munication is interrupted by the burning
of the offices.
Burned Up $100,000.
CAmIorLLTON Mo., July 24.-A fire which
started this afternoon in the building of
the Davis Manufacturing company swept
the entire sonars, burning the liecorlier.
Wilcox Sons' bank, Pelkur& Mcott'e grocery,
Crouch's hardware store and several other
firums. The loss will reach $100,000, partly
The (onspiracy Widespread.
KANSAS CITY, July :4.-Detectives at work
on the suspected conspiracy between the
conductors and train agents now believe
the consairacy extends to each and every
road leading out of the city in all direo.
lions. While it is impossible as yet to get
anything definite, it is known that within
a few days there will be a number of ar
Capt. Andrews to Undertake Another Has
ardous Voyage.
PFrUZILprunA, July 24.-A well built
man of about 40 years, whose face bore the
unmistakable stamp of the sea and weather
generally, walked into a wholesale house on
Market street yesterday and purahased
what he consldered would be sufaolent for
his sustenance during a voyage across the
Atlantic ocean in a fourteen-foot dory. It
was Capt W. H. Andrews, Be has already
achieved fame by attempting the voyage
twice. Four years ago be was suecessful.
Last year he was not. For his coming at
tempt he is making hie preparations in this
city. He plans to sail from Atlantic City.
Palos, Spain, is his destination. It is the
port from which Columbus sailed to dis
cover a new world. Capt. Androws reckons
on making his voyage a striking contrast
to that of Columbus, and intends, if suo
oesful, to exhibit his little oraft at the
World's fair, besides models of the three
vessels used by he voyager 400 years ago.
The dory is foirtesn feet on the keel. of
good width and depth and wholly deoked
over save for a small cockpit in the stern,
from which there is entrance to the cabin.
There is one mast and a trlngular mainsail
jib, The stores will be distributed about
the bottom of the craft, and are to serve as
ballast besides serving as food. When the
larger cans are emptied they will be filled
with water. The principal articles of stores
are erackers and condensed milk. The
crackers are in Ave and ten pound lots,
hermetically sealed.
He will eat the majority of his meals with
one hand on the tiller; with the other he
will dip crackers into condensed milk. He
will carry a lot of canned sardines and
canned prunes and other canned goods. He
will carry water in cans sanfioient for ninety
days. The plucky mariner will take the
ordinary course across, steering in the di
rection of Newfoundland until he is some
hundreds of miles north of his destination,
when he will veer around and make a
straight run for Palos, tie expects to be
fifty or sixty days in making the passage,
but has laid in stores enough to be sufnt
fioient for nearer a hundred days. He does
not expect any very severe weather, as
storms are infrequent at this season, and
he is confident that he will reach Palos
safely and in good shape. He will take a
light suit and storm clothes. At first he
thought to take a dog. but he has decided
not to do so. He will be entirely alone.
He will do his sailing during the
night and his sleeping during the
day. This is that he may
avoid seing run down by any
steamer, whose lookouts would
not be likely to notice such a small craft as
the dory during the night. He will sail all
night and will sleep eight hours at periods
when the weather and the horizon are
clearest. When he sleeps the sails will be
stowed and the cockpit covered, and the
little dory will drift at the will of the wind
and waves, but Capt. Andrews reckons on
being in of near only snoh currents as will
help him on his way.
The dory is so constructed that it cannot'
sink. and it is doubtful if it would stay
capsized for any length of time. Capt, Ah
drews has not the slightest fear as to his
personal safety. He has gone safely
through too many rough experiences in his
previous voyages to do much worrying
along this line. His dofies have been cap.
sized and he has been knocked out of his
little cockpit by big waves, but he has al.
ways succeeded in righting back to her. He
will carry life preservers, and life lines will
run fore and aft along the deck and they
will also trail in the water at the stern.
The Alva Run Into by a Steamer During
a Thick Fog.
BosTON, July 24.-The steamer H. F.
Dimock, of the Metropolitan Steamship
company, arrived this evening, having on
board the people taken from W. K. Vander
bilt's yacht Alva, which the steamer ran
down this morning. The Alva, under com
mand of Capt. Morrison, left Bar Harbor
at four o'clock Saturday evening, bound
for Newport, R. I., having on board the
owner and his guests, Frank W. Vanderbilt,
George De Forest, Louis Webb, Winfield
Scott White, and Frank Riggs, all of whom
are summering at Newport. Early this
morning a thick fog set in and Capt. Mor
rison decided it imprudent to run further,
as the yacht was in the track of coasting
vessels. After making Pollock iiplightship
anchor was dropped, and whistles and horns
blown at frequent intervals. Shortly after
eight a. m. the guests were aroused by a
heavy crash, accompanied by the tearing of
plates of the vessel.
William Vanderbilt was the first on deck.
Looming through the iog they could see
the dark hull of a large steamer backing
away from the yacht. The yacht hailed
the steamer and informed the captain that
the yacht must sink. The steam launch,
four row boats and the naphtha launch
were lowered from the Alva, which was
rapidly sinking, and the owner and the
passengers with the erew of fifty-two men
were soon rapidly pulling away from the
doomed craft, but none too soon, for when
they were about a cable's length from the
vessel she plunged down bow first and
nothing but the tops of the three masts
remained out of water.
The Dimook was going at greatly reduced
speed at the time of the collision. Other
wise she would probably have run right
over the Alva, and a ftightful loss of life
would have been the result, owing to the
fact that eleven passengers and half of the
crew were asleep at the time of the acci
dent. None of the passengers or the crew
saved a thing except their clothing.
The Alva was one of the finest pleasure
steamers afloat, and cost nearly half a mil
lion dollare. Efforts will be made to raise
May Be the Men Who Robbed Hoffatt,
DENV]II, July 24.-A sensation has been
created by the arrest of J. H. Cross and J.
MeDaniels, charged with the robbery of
President Moffatt, of the First National
bank, three years ago. Moffatt was forced
to give up $21,000 at the point of a re
volver. McDaniels assests Cross was the
robber, but the latter denies all knowledge
of the crime. Moffatt visited the jail this
afternoon but declined to say whether or not
he was sore Cross was the man who robbed
him. Local ioliceotlicials ridicule the idea
that either Cross or McDaniels were con
nected with the affair. Private Detective
~awyer, who made the arrests, is confident,
however, he has made no mistake.
Arrested In Chicago for a Jersey Murder.
CilCAuo, July 24.-Morris Borg was ar
rested here late last night for the murderof
Mary Anderston, a Danish girl who was
found dead in the woods near Perth Amboy,
N. J,, Inst month. Johnny Bursel, one of
the small buya chased from the scene of the
murder by two men 40nt before the crime
was committed, has identified Berg as one
of the men who chased him. Berg ve
hemently protests his innocence and says
he was never near Perth Amboy.
Three Inches of Rtanfall.
('r.avar.A.n, Ohio, July 24.-The most ter.
rifio thunder storm of the season struck
Cleveland about seven o'clock this evening,
after an intensely hot day. Hoiee and
electrio street ears were stopped and the
passengers huddled together in alarm. The
rainfall was nearly three inches and the
streets were flooded. Lightning played
havoc with telephone and telegraph wires.
'Possble shortage in Corn.
WIntrA, Kam., July 24.-0. E. Ersean
msyer, a grain buyer, just returaed from a
tour of the western part of the state and
reports the corn crop almost a total failure
owing to the lItense heat of the pant week.
An Exciting Shooting Affray at the
Town of Libby, Missoula
French Charlie Reoeives a Danger
ous Wound and a Bystander
Is HBirt.
Two of the Partlelpants HBld the Place
In Terror bt Means of Their
Deadly Guns.
Mrssour~A, July 24.-[6peaia.]-Parties
returning from Libby last night cave the
particulars of a shooting at that place
Thursday. It seems that French Charlie
and another man were playing pool for $5
a game, and John Dick was putting up the
money for Charlie's opponent. Dick inter
fered and a fight ensued in which Charlie
threw a pool ball. Dick told Charlie to
"heel" himself, and both wont out.
French Charlie's wife' was dying at the
time, but he went home, got a pistol from
under her pillow, and returned to the Park
saloon. While he was standing at the
front door Dick came to the back door, and
telling the occupants of the saloon to drop
to the floor, commenced shooting. Dick's
partner, Barber, went to the front and also
commenced shooting at French Charlie,
who returned the fire. A bystander was
slightly wounded, and Charlie received a
probably fatal wound in the neck.
Barber and Dick went away for more am
munition, and Charlie was taken to the
Alhambra restaurant, whore friends were
soon dressing his wound. On their return
Barber and Dick demanded admission and
commenced shooting into the restaurant.
MoGath. the owner, returned the fire with
out effect, it being dark and no lights burn
ing. Barber and Dick then went to Hall's
store and held him up for more ammuni
tion and weapons.
Warrants were issned but there were no
oioers in town to serve tiem. On Friday
Barber and Diek were endeavoring to sell
their saloon to get mondy to leave on, and
threatened to kill anyone interfering with
them. French Charlie's wife died an hour
after the shooting. Debuty Sheriff Mo
Grode has gone to Libby.
The World's Fair Has Not Yet Used Its
Last Postage Stamp.
CHIOaoO, July 24.-Some ignorant or ma
licious person started the report that the
World's fair is bankrupt; that it had drawn
its last cent and used its last postage stamp.
And this false report has been published in
himn dreds and probably thousands of news
papers It is still spreading, and naturally
is doing the fair harm. the faeet is- that
the exposition now has $2,500,000 cash in
bank and about a million more in eight. It
has not had, at any time for a year and a
half, less than a million dollars to its
credit in cash, and has had as much as
$8.000,000 at one time. Puring the last six
months the money has necessarily been ex
pended rapidly for constructing the great
exposition buildings. About three-quarters
of a million a month has been paid out for
this purpose. A like expenditure will be
necessary for several months to come, and
more money will be needed by October.
The bulk of the receipts of the fair from
admissions, etc.. will not begin to come in.
of course, until the fair opens. It is in or
der to tide the enterprise over until that
time that the government was asked to ad
vance $5,000,000. The most conservative
estimate of the fair's receipts and expendi
tures places the former about $4,0000000 in
excess of the latter. There need be not the
slightest fear of the fair being bankrupt, or
even of its becoming "hard up." Though
the government has refused the aid asked,
the public can rest assured that Chicago
itself, though it has raised almost $11,
000,000 and ought not to be expected to
do more, will put iti hand deeper into
its pocket and will provide enough
money to carry the fair through to the
grand success which it is determined it
shall be and which it certainly will be.
The fair is not bankrupt and will not be
bankrupt. The only foundation for the
injurious report referred to is the fact that
the national commission, or eupervisiag
body, has expended all the money which
the government oppropriated for its ex
penses for the current year. That body
does not provide the money for c~onstruct
ing the buildings, gathering the exhibits,
or otherwise putting the fair in complete
condition for the inspection of the public.
This it done by the "World's Columbian
exposition." or local Chicago corporation.
The fair will be dedicated and opened on
time, and all bills will be paid.
The Full List of Victims by the Colliery
POTTRVILLE, Pa., July 24.-The listof vic
time by Saturday's explosion at the York
Farm colliery has increased to fifteen dead
and one dying. Not one man working in
the vicinity of the explosion will be able to
tell the tale except Llewellyn, who first
noticed the presence of gas, and who, by
striotly complying with colliery rules, had
gone to inform the fire hoss of the Indican
tions. His story is that be and Christian
Horuicker, whose body is still buried in the
mine, fired a shot in the breast of No. 1 on
the second left, and immediatoly there was
a strong rush of gas and run of coal. This
gas rushed up the stairway connecting the
first and second shifts and was ignited and an
explosion followed. All the bodies have
been recovered except Harrison and Hor
nicker, and it is expected they will be
brought to the surface before morning.
The list of victims is:
(*eorge Krios, William Jones. William H.
Wayan, Anthony l'utlaritch. Herman Wer
ner, Thoma+ Jones. Anthony Stock, Henry
Madera, Edwards Curran, Thomas F. Lan
des, lRobert Allot, C. 1). Allot, James Hart
sell, John Harrison. Christian Hlornloker,
George Stock. Of the above Henry Madara.
'Thomuns Landers. Robert and Charles Allot
and Edward Curran, who were still living
when taken out'of the mine, died today, and
Stock is unconscious. Most of the victims
leave families.
Swelterling' Ist of Here.
C(ticoao, July 24.--The hot wave still pre
vails in this vicinity. Twenty-five pros
trations, with two deaths, is the official
record for to-day, and there is no apparent
prospect at a cool spell very soon. Dis
patches from various points In the middle
states report the hot wave general and con
siderable sufferiug. At Detroit it was
hotter to-day than for five years. At St.
Paul there were two fatal prostrations. At
Jelfersonville there were a dozen prostra
tions, with two fatalities.
Typhus Dever on Itoard.
Nuw Yons, July 24.-The steamer Rgals,
from Hamburg, is detained at quarantine
owing to the presence of typhus fever
among the paugengers.
Report of the Coanreseoneal Committee on
The hulleet.
WAsmnxoToi, July 24.--The ~report of the
congressional committee which ievesti
gated the immigration question contains
some interesting figres and facts. The
number of immigrante arrived in the United
States from April 1, 1891, to January 1,
1892, was 4711,0(8. Iteturned as paupers or
llkely to become a public charge, 1008. Con
tracet laborers returned, 713. Immigrants
landed, 474,942. Of these, 2,401 persons
were admitted under bond. The percent
age of rejooted immigrants coming under
the provisions of the law in regard to paup
ers, persons liable to become a public
charge, persons afhlicted with diseases, con
tract laborers, etc., is only three out of
1,00), or one-third of I per cent. The oe
port finds fault with the commissioner of
immigration at New York for admitting
immigrants under bond, which iseonstrued
as a violation of the spirit and letter of the
law. It emphasizes the policy of a welcome
to desirable immigrants and a check to the
objectionable immigration. The commit
tee repeats the recommendation made 13
Senator Chandler's preliminary report,
providing for an inspection of immigrants
by four persons, instead of by one, as is
now the case, and that there shall be rigid
inquiries made at the ports of departure.
which are to be entered on the ship s books
and sworn to by the ship's surgeon and the
ship's captain.
The committee had been convinced, from
the statements of the representatives of the
leading ocean steamship companies, that,
so far from objecting to this proposition,
they would heartily co-operate by instrucnt
ing their agents at the points of departure
to rigidly question every intending pur
chaser of an immigrant ticket beforeselliog
it rather than risk the loss of sarrying
back at their own expense ticket holders
who are rejected on this side. There would
thus be three inspections-one by the
ticket agent for the company, one by the
ship's surgeon and captain, and one by the
immigration officials on landing. The
committee believes that the steamship
companies should be held legally responsi
ble for the immigrants they carry. Many
immigrants are attracted solely by the rep
resentations of the company's agents. If
the law holds the company responsible and
the latter will look to their agents, the
majority of the poor and undesirable immi
grants would be no longer tempted by the
ugents, In fact, the committee suggests
that these agents would make excellent
Conferees Report on the Sundry Civil Hllt
WAINmoGTON, July 24.--Bt two obstacles
are now in the way of an early adjournment
of congress-the World's fair amendment
to the sundry civil bill, and the pending
anti-option bill in the senate. When they
are disposed the session will undoubtedly
terminate. The week promises to be one of
lengthy and perhaps heated debates on
these and other subjects, among the latter
the pension office investigation.
The committee of conference on the
sundry civil appropri.aion bill made rapid
progress tosday. and succeeded in adjust
ing all differences except the World's fair
appropriation of $5,000,000, in regard to
which they reported a total disagreement.
Other senate amendments which were con
curred in by the house provided for an ad
dition to the bill of about $G,000,000 dis
tributed through all branches of service.
The. anagers on the house side agreed to
the senate increase in the appropriation for
surveying public lands from • $200,000 to
$375,000 and various other large amend
ments agreed to or compromised, to fix
amounts as follows: International mone
tary conference, $80.000; enforcement
Chinese exclusion act, $100,000; special
fund to prevent the spreading of epidemic
diseases $100.000. Among the senate
amendments stricken out are these appro
priating $10,000 each for the widows of
three supreme court justices.
It was learned late to-night that the sen
ate conferees refused to accept O'Neill's
Pinkerton amendment adopted in the
Philipaburg Holds the Leading Position
With Two Vietories.
BOZEMAN, July 24.--.Special. -Bozeman
was again defeated to-day in a rather one
sided game by Philipsburg. The visitors
are heavy hitters and began scoring in the
first inning. The only escore Bozeman got
was in the eighth, Dillon making a home
run. The following is the score:
Bozeman ......0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0- 1
Philipsborg....1 1 6 0 0 2 1 0 *-11
Bateries-Adams, Dillon and Visner;
Lohman and Hill. Umpire-Munllen. At
tendance, 400.
Butte Won the Game.
BurrE. July 24.-[Speoial. ]-Butte turned
the tables on Missoula to-day, defeating
the visitors with ease. About 1,000 enthus
iastia people saw the match. After the first
inning only three hits were made off Cap
linger's masterly pitching. Catcher Mul
green, of Missoula, was very slow, and the
Butte boys several times stole bases while
the ball was being passed from pitcher to
catcher or vice versa. The features of the
game were Caplinger's pitching, Butte's
base running, Powell's brilliant work at first,
and Osborne's batting, he making a triple
and home run in three times at bat. Score:
Butte .................. 10 2 2 4 0 0 2-11
Missoula ............... 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0- 6
Hits, Butte 13, Missoula 6; errors, Butte
6. Missoula 4; batteries, Caplinger and
Munyan, Horton and Mulgreeu.
Record of the Clubs in the Montana State
Baseball League.
Played. Won. Lost.Por Cent.
Philipsburg ............. 2 0 .oc0
Mieoula ............... 2 1 1 IOa
Rutte ................... 2 1 1 500
Hlo.uema ............... 2 2 .0O
llelena Heats a Plcked Nine.
About '00 spectators witnessed a good
game of ball at Athletic park yesterday
afternooin between the Helena professional
team and a nine made up of amateurs and
profeesionaln. The fielding of the picked
nine was a little ragged. Abe Solomon was
on the first bag for the picked nine and
played ball like a professional. The score :
Helena .............. 00 2 3003 0-10
Picked nine.......... 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4- 7
O'Coanor and lHalon WInners.
WAsilINOTON, July 24.-O'Connor defeated
Hosmer to-day in 19:25. Hanlon won from
Ross in 19:48. Both were easy easy vio
tories. The course was three miles with
three turns.
Heats Nitro-tllycerlae.
Heroulite is the invention of a French
man. and owing to its qualities of slow
combustion and safety, is elaimed to be su
perior as an explosive to nitro-glyceriune.
it is a yellowish gray powder, and is com
posed of sawdust, camphor, nitrate of pot
ash and several other ingredients. Exueri
ments conducted in a quarry showed that a
shot could not be fired from sparks, flame
or detonation, a special igniter being re
quired. It is said to be possessed of tre
mendous power, while its cost is naly about
aii seate a posad.-Paris i'Figaro
So Bergman Thought He Would
Make a Start on General
Manager Frick.
The Anarohiet Tells What Led
Him to Attempt the
Now the Only Thling He Regrets Is That
lie Did Not Make It a Com
p lote Success.
Nxw YORK, Juny 24.-A morning paper
prints an interview alleged to have been
had in Pittsburg with Bergman, the would
be assassin of Frick. Thle prisoner at first
refused to say anything except to talk
about the capitalistic press, etc., but when
addressed in German he warmed up and be
gan to converse. lie asked if Frick was
dead, and expressed disappointment when
told the wounds were probably not mortal.
When asked why he shot prick. Eergman
went on with a lengthy harangue, in which
he said no one would ever be benefited by
Frick living. "On the contrary he made
thousands miserable in Homestead." con
tinned Bergman. "People will soon be
suffering the pangs of hunger on his ao
count, thousands of men are idle because
they can't return to work without sacrifio
ing their self-respect, and six workingmen
were buried last week. All this is chargea
ble to Frick. Such a man is a dog, and
should die. I wanted to kill him, and
I'm ready to die for it." He con
tinued that he came to 1littsburg
merely for the purpose of killing Frick. He
had been thinking it over some time. He
knew if he killed Frick escape was out of
question, but decided he was only one and
his death would be nothing compared with
the hanpiness of thboneaad of workers who
would bless his memory. The ~len could
then win the strike and the down-trodden
of the country would rejoice. He was very
sorry now that he had made a bangle of the
job, as his life would probably be wasted.
When asked why he wanted to kill Frick
rather than other rich men, Bergman said
the beuinning had to be made somewhere,
and Frick was more prominent as an op
pressor of the poor than any other capital
ist in the country. Bergman declined to
talk about his identity, or to say whether
he intended exploding the dynamite car
tridges he had in his mouth after the fash
ion of Lingg. He said he had no immediate
intention of killing himself.
Btergman Will Make a Statement of the
Bloody Affair.
PITTSBURn. July 24.-Alexander Bergman.
(not Berkman, as first reported) the would
be assassin of Frick, said to-day that when
he was ready, which would not be until
after his transfer to the county jail, he
would make a written statement for the
Associated press, and 'until then he would
decline to answer any questions. That he
is secretly pleased with the notoriety he
gained is evident, and that he is a fanatic
who has become cranky over anarchistic
literature alsu seems certain. He declared
to-day that he n' ver worked for Herr Most's
paper and says he has done only book work.
He has no regrets, he says, for what he has
done. Nothing has been learned as to how
long he has been in the city or anything
eise. He seems to have deliberately taken
every precaution to conceal his identity,
and had his plan of committing suicide lixe
Lineg not been frustrated his face would
have been blown away, leaving the matter
a complete mystery.
Much to his own surprise and to that of
everybody else. Bergman was transferred
from the central station to the jail to-night.
I he offioers thought to make the transfer
quietly, but a couple of sharp gamins at the
corner recognized Bergmrn, and before the
jail was reached several hundred people
were crowding up to get a glimpse of the
Punishnment of a Soldier Who Hurrahed
for the Assnassn.
HOMESTEAD, July 24.-When the news of
the shooting of Frick reached camp yester
day, Private lams, of Company K, tenth
regiment, shouted out, "three cheers for
the assassin.' Colonel Streeter heard it
and immediately ordered the r giment
paraded. Then he recited to the soldiers
what he had beard and ordered the man
who made the remark to step forward, say
ing he thought he had recognized the voice.
lame stepped to the front trembling like
an aspen. He acknowledged he had made
the remark, was taken to the guard
house and hung up by the thumbs
thirty minutes, a surgeon watehing
the pulse end heart. When out
down he was limp and almost unconscious.
'The severity of his pcunishment was due to
his failure to retract or apologize for the
exuression. 'Io-day one side of his head
was shaved, hIis uniform taken from him,
he was given a suit of cast-off clothing and
diummed out of camp.
At the Catholic church here to-day, in
the presence of an audience largely com
posed of strikers and militiamen Rev.
Father Bullion denounced anarchy and the
attack upon Frick, and urged the strikers
to hold themselves in readiness foranopen
ing toward what was the only peaoeable
means of settlement-arbitration.
A Wound That Was Overlooked.
Pnrriuuno, July 24.-H. C. Frick slept
well during the night and rested easily to
day. A curious thing was another out dis
covered to-day which was missed in the ex
amination yesterday. It is in the left leg
just below the calf and almost severed the
tendons. He complained of pains in his
leg, but the attendants imagined it was of
the other wounds he spoke. As soon as
discovered it was carefully dressed. The
patient pased the day listening to letters
and telegrams and dictating replies. lie
insists on continuing his work. There is
much anxiety in the family over Mrs.
Frick's condition. She became a mother
twelve days ago and in her weak and nerv
ous condition the etfect of yesterday's at
fair has been very bad.
Attemlpt to Poi,,on the Frick Family.
WHEELINU, W. Vs., July 24.--lobert V.
Alexander, a Pittsburg frescoer working
here, last night received a letter from his
sweetheart, who is employed as a domestic
in the Frick household. She said that
within the last four days a desperate at
tempt had been made to poison the entire
Frick household; that aMrs Friok and in
fent were made dangerously sick, and the
wife of Frick's coachman is in a dying con
More of Bergmta'es Life,
New HAvKN, Conn., July 24.--Ale Berg
man, who attempted to assassinate Frisk
yesterday, worked in this city three year
ago as a compositor. He was known as a a
radical anarchist and lived with a women I
of the same striom who afterwards left
Coeallltlag Repert s to the Jb e
lien 30mploye4d.
Pwrrexmno, July 24.-lteagraey
authoiries the bsttome ht that ther ate
hetwesa four and Ae hOadred at t 1ii
iomeatead mill, ad as atty Sab6a wl
na tomorrow. He says the cocpanlpt4
worrying about the strike Ib the
mills of this city and at Beaver YPll
says moat of the people wish to rev:*ti a
work, and the strike will not last lonllg,
T'he Carnegie company will po a 1tlu4 t
tormorrow morning etstina that we en ter.
lag their employ now will not be remorei
to make room for others and that bthey Wt
be retained as long as they condl0t thb e '
selves properly. This notiee tlis expeed '
have considerable effeet, s some of thi
company men think many of the strikeit
are deterred from returning to work I
fear they will be thrown out by the !1a*1
in cae the strike is doelared ol
Four of the non-union men shIt ei tae
the mill inolosure made their eseape aadiay
into town, where they were taken it t4
by the ndvslory enmsnittee. AeeordlIg o "t
their testimony tle total number of mei
inside the milli 0 is tli :00. They saee
they did not andeilei d" they were to be
shot up from the wvid end that mere wi.
desert to.nig or to0-torrow.
The trainmen of the PYittburg, Virginli
A Charleston road, whlch runs through
Homestead. are audecided whether or not
to stop bandling oars leaded with Carlme
gle's products. They reported to their
superintendent to-day that they had been
thieateued with annihilation unless they
side with the strikers and that the advisory
committee gave them no atistfletion.
A delegation of employee of the PeuamIe
vania railroad had a conference with the
advisory committee to-day as to han lil
the product of the Carneale mills operateo
by non-anion men. No deoision was resohedh
but the members of the advisory committee,
say a delegation will probably,
soon serve notice on the Penn.
sylvania company of their ti
tention to strike if they have to handiu
Homestead prodgoets.
Too Much Sentiment and the Line of Doe
tense Led to It.
RaDDmWo, Cal., July 24.-John D, ad.
Charles Ruggles the brothers who robbed:
the Redding stage near here several weski
ago and killed Express Messenger Mo0t
gomery and wounded the driver and a ceo.
senger, were taken from jaill by about forty
armed and masked men 2:80 o'clook this
morning and hanged. The recent sentie
mental attitude of a number of wolm
towardo the prisoners. ms wall a the line eC
defense adopted by their coonoel. who has
been evidently e ndeavoring to implict
Melsenger Montgoiery as a party to t
orime, had been denounoed by a number of..
persons in the county, and it is believed the
lynohing was due to these eases. About;
one o'clook thibls morning a body of forty
men who had evideptly had a rendeavou:
some distance from town, marched through
the quiet streets to the court house. The'
sheriff and his deputy were asleep at home, .
but the men aroused the jailer and gomu
peiled him to accompany them to the al. ,
if's office and forced him todivulge ail
fuact that the keys of the jall were in
sherit's safe. The men then spot n
an hour in opening the safe, iitally they
secured the keys and rent to th lilr.t ,
the building oooepjd as theJail T ..
cells of the two n oe t .epe~eneld d the
elder one, John tuggles, asked the erowd
to be lenient to his brother, saying he Was
innocent. The brothers were heandoetu
and their hands tied behind their baok an
then were led from the jail. The party
walked several blocks and stopped
near the railroad company's wood
shed. The ends of the ropes whitih
had been placed around the necks sof lb
two men were thrown across a beasou nal
the men were told they rould make a state.
ment. The brothers bad little .to say,:
though John still pe sisted thatthe younger
one was innocent. in another moment, on
a signal from the leaders, they were ae..
pended about foqr teet from the groeda
After leouriog the ropes the o owd die.
persed and the bodies were left there until
oat down by the coroner about 9 o'olock'
Passengers on the Oregon train saw them
from the car windows dangling in the
morning san.
After Being Sentenced to Hang W.  .
Purdy Is a Free Man.
Crancao, July 24,--William Purdy, who
has been under sentence of death nearly
two years on the charge of murdering
Samuel Reininger, has left the county jal'
a free man. In Judge Hawe' court AUnie
tant State's Attorney Neely asked that ·te
case be stricken from the docket, the Judge
acquiesced and in less than thirty minuteS
Purdy wsee on the street, once more breathb
ing the air of freedom. In recommending
the discharge the state's attorney satid that
after Purdy bad been foudd guilty and en.
tenced to be haneed in April, 1890, the eage
was carried to the supreme court, where,
after resting fifteen months, it was reverseD
and a new trial granted on the ground that
the evidence against Purdy was of an an.
satisfactory character. On that deeolaos
the ease is now stricken from the calandar.
The dead body of Samuel eoinulger, for
whose murder Purdy has been so long un
der arrest, was found on the bank of the
Calumet river in October, 1889. with a but
let wound in the breast and the head oov
ered with bruises inflicted with a slat,'
Witnesses were found who averred they saw
Purdy and teiininger hunting together I1
the marsh the day before the body was die,
covered. A revolver was found in Pardy's
possession, in which fitted the bullet that
caused lReininger's death. Purdy denied
the~orime and his defense was that Belta.
nlger had been killed by tramps who were
seen in the vicinity prior to his dhiappeta..
anoe. I'Prdy'e long confinement in the jail
aroused sympathy for him among m nm
charitable women and when he let his ell`
he wore a fine Prince Albert coat, Whloh
had been sent him by a south aide woMAet
who was interested in his ease.
SAugglitg in Chinamen.
SAN FlrrAoeco, July 24.-Collector Phelps
has received a letter from John Browan
keeper of the life saving station on Bhell
Water bay. In which Brows states that lash
Tuesday morning a small boat landed touar
teen chinese and two white men, who Ie-.e
mediately took to the woods. Brown saw
the boat comning and grav chase in a life
boat, but: the ijen landed before he ld
catch them, abandoning their boat., .e.
Chinese were taken from a Vieltoai
schooner the night before outside the ban
Hie slhot From an Upper fStory.
NAsuviLLj., Tenn., July 24.--Jaces 3.
Ballinger, United Steates storekeeper n-d
gauger, was shot and fatally wous.de by
Frank Sloan, a desperate character, about
daylight yesterday. liallinger, aeeom.o
tlled by Duput Mlarshals Brown and Till'
went to 811osa's house to arrest bitL on a
charge of robbing the mailt whles uct e ,
ter at I)rr Valley, Putneam oatl. ltl,.
fired from the second story window, iIlb
sluable Uterse Barted to Deathl.
WsirtNwrju . d., . July 4.-D1
furious electric storm the prinelpl
on the racing eto.k tfar of Ii Wy
Walden, Bel.ldabooh was eStreb
ning and burned. 7o oog
of great valwe
nimal were

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