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!;. THE TARIFF DEADLOCK. $ - '' LITTLE MOPE OF AN AGREEMENT BY K& iue conferees. j ICjft', ; Tke Rarar Schedule Said to Be the Chief Ob. Hfi'' starle Indication That the Conferees Will III' . nepers m Disagreement I.oiid and Angry Est' Words Hrstrd from the Committee Itoom. J8& Wabiiinuton, July 10. The deadlock in tho K$ conference toramlttco on thoTnrllf bill still con Is '' tlnnes. Hut thero tiro Indications that a break ft?? up is approaching and that a report mny bo I made to tho two houses on Monday or Tuesday y next. K Tho Indications do not point toon agreement, m but rather foreshadow a disagreement so mill- Of cal and so determined that an amicable settle- Si raontlsoutof thoquostlon. Tho only thing left Sf for the conferees to do, thcrcforo. Is to roport ifi that fact to tho tw o houses. X This is tho third evening that thoro has been W no formal or regular session of tho conferees, ij , and this fact In Itself is an indication of tbo w j nature of tho disagreement, because at the r, outset it was said by all members of tho confer- $ ence that work would be pushed night and day $ ' In order that an early report might be made. $ . To-day's afternoon session, howorer, made up a? In Its intensity for soToral night sessions, and it A Is probablo that the chief reason for adjourn- r xnent was the general desiro to avoid a rcpeti- 8 tlon of to-day's scenes behind the closed doors of the Flnanco Committee room. Tho afternoon session began at 2 o'clock, as k usual, and an hour from that tlmo the voices of S the various conferees could be plainly heard in 3 the outside corridor in angry dispute, and short jt ij- after 3 o'clock tho various members of the 4 conference sauntorodout and dispersed about " the building, although nominally the conference ? waa still in session. Somoof the Senators went ?; into tbo chamber and others to tholr commlttso ft. rooms, while the Representatives strolled over K to tbo House, and Chairman Dlngloy went to ; the Bpeaker's room, whero he spent an hour In v consultation with Air. Reed, who left tho ft Speaker's chair to moot him. Y- Shortly after 4 o'clock tho conferees reasscm- bled and sat until about 0:30. Just beforo that Sr hour tho passionate verbal warfare of the early St, afternoon was renewed. Tho angry voices of both the Senators and tho Ilcprcsentatlvcs could ' he heard, all talking at once, and before tbo A storm was over the words of one of the Senate !' conferees woro plainly dlstingulshabledown the S- corridor as far as the main door of tho Senate 1 Chamber, which Is about 100 feot from whero jj tho Senator was standing in the committee ' room. He was expostulating with tho IIouso . conferees and protesting that their attitudo 5 was unjust. Tho Senator is usually a :' man of mild disposition and temperate A lanKuage, but bis angry words today were acoompanlod by pounding on his desk, which, M however, was vigorous enough to down the K babel of voices of the indignant House con T ferees. When tho conference dispersed the Sen 's; atora were all In an angry mood, and it was Jf' plain to see that they resented what they termed fa, the nnfalr attitude of their House colleagues. if It is learned to-night that the plan proposed SI by the House conferees for the breaking of tho deadlock, and against whioh tho Sonato pro tested, is the plan that is favored by Speaker Iteed and the one that ho is endeavoring to havo tho conference adopt. This plan is based on the assumption that the sugar schedule Is ,,, the chief obstaclo to an agreement in the ft, conference, and provides for a report upon y all the other disputed ltoms. leaving the sugar 8' schedulo untouched, to be passed upon by the Benato and House by means of instructions to tho ii conferees. Technically this would not bere- 1? porting a disagreement as to tho sugar I schedule, but practically It would be. K Speaker Heed favors it provided it is ij true that tho sugar schedulo alone stands p. In the way of an agreement, because he and v."; bis House colleagues profess to believo that f the IIouso would be unanimous in giving in- "' structlons favorable to tho House schedule, ;. while two-thirds of the Senate would vote the 5 same way. The Senato conferees make use of A the argument that to report a disagreement of t any kind now would bo to run tho risk of having V- the bill defeated altogether, and they are stnnd- 6 lng together as one man in favor ot the Senate , schedule. ft. The reports that represent Senators Aldrlch x-' and Jones of Nevada as being the only obstinate ?v men among tbo Senato conferees Is nonsense, as r It Is very well known to those- who know K' anything about tbe doings of this confor ' ence, that Senators Allison, Piatt of Con s' necticut, and Burrows aro standing up in as firmly for the Senate schedulo as & Aldrlch and Jones. It was not the volco of ' either of theso two Sonators that floated out Hiui-'l over the transom of the Finance Committee "'" room this afternoon, but that of the usually auave and soft-spoken Mr. Allison, Chairman of sV the Senate conferees. 55 Equally inaccurate are the reports that repre- '-);'. sent Speaker Iteed as bulldozing tho couferees. 'X He has advocated the House schedule from the J- beginning, and all he has done within the ft past week to bring down upon his head tho V anathemas of those who always represent him K as a tyrant was to call Chairman Ding ey out of tho conference committee once or twice, in J5, open daylight, and urge upon him the advisa- 5 bultr of getting some kind of a report that 6 would allow a vote to be taken upon the dls 8 puted amendments, so that the aentlment of tho majority might prevnih ' Speaker Heed s predecessors have not hesi- tated to advise conferees, nnd members long In & service can well remember how at least ono of & them, Mr. Randall, attended nil the sessions of tV tho conference committees nnd urged his views )jr upon them In no uncertain language. i The details of tho conference arc still guarded & from the public, with the utmost caution. No 8 secretary, clerk, typon rltcr, mcKsenger, or other if employee has )ccn nllowcd in tho roomat'iny 5i time the conference has boon in session. Scn- Pj, ator Allison. Chairman of the Senato confer- ?-.. ees, has acted ns clerk, nnd has been highly K; commrnded tor tho accuracy and neatness of mn bis work. Rj, Chse of the Deep Waterway Commissioners & Selected. Wrf, WASJTRtOTOX, July 10. Tho appointment of K tho commission authorized by Congress to sur- t" rey a route for a deep waterway to connect the great lakes with the tldowaters of tho Atlantic WfcL was discussed nt to-day's Cabinet meeting. Wb. Major Charles V. Rat mond. Corps of Engineers, WM' U, 8. A., was named by Hocretary Alger as tho X" engineer mcmlicr and the choice was approved K; by the President, Tho law provides that of tbo B' other two members of tho commission ono shall KV be a civilian engineer and nue a momher of the fj Coast and Ueodctio Survey. Secretary Gage, K, who has charge of the Coast and (Jeodotlo H" Survey, was not prepared to name any of k- iUoOicers, but promised tomakolnqulryin that jij 1 ronncctlon. Tho natitca of L. '.. Cooley of Chi- Ki I cago, Q. Y. Wlscncr of Detroit and l'rof. Lowls H. M. Haupt of the University of Pennsylvania K, were suggested when roforence was made to the K'i selection of tho civilian Commissioner. Prof. Ky jlaupt has already Ijeen t-ndered a place on the Hli Nicaragua Canal Commission, but thero was a belief expressed by members of tho Cabinet, that fc' he might not accept, preferring to servo on tho Deep Waterways Iioard. K, Masblugton IVoteo fe,; Washisotos, July 10. Secretary Long to- Bt'jj--"' day disposed of part of tho embarrassing con- Br? troversy over tbo contracts for building threo Hj new torpedo boats by accepting tho bid of tho Hs, Harlan & Uollingsworth Company of Wllming- tk ton. Del., to construct a boat of 350 tons. Tho K plans of the vessol are based on Tbornycroft de- J. signs., Secretary Ixng has not dctlnltcly do- ft elded the awards for thu otlier two boats. Hj Charles A. liurr of New York filed an nppll- cation to-day for Assistant Appralscrship at tho port of New York. iHh The nomination of Robert A. Sbarkey to be (TK Kaval Olllcer of Customs in tho District of New K York was contlrmod by the benato to-dar, m, The State Department was Informed to-Iay '4, that President Faure of Franco had conferred K- the Cross of the Ieglon of Honor on Lloutonant- mk Commander Raymond P. Rndgcrs, U. S. A., H'i formerly naval attache of the United States Km- H'J bossy in Paris. Tbe Lioutenant-Commandor 7f cannot accopt the decoration without tbe an- B . thority ot Congress. K Dills Introduced In the Ilonso. HJf WlsnittOTOH, July in. Those bills were In- ftv troduced in the House today: m' Dy Mr. Lewis ot Wellington To eitabllih thesln- K i glo tax system in the District of Columbia; to tsx na- Bt tlonal banks one-quartf r of 1 pit eent. of their ilo- '; posits, (rom the tirix'e-dt of whlcb tu )iay dtpoaltors mii la fsllrd national Itanks. W- DyMr. Dorr of West Virginia To prohibit the sale 4- Of ooDTlct-tnade article s unless It tw ho branded. Tj Uy Mr. Jenkins of Wisconsin To amend the na- K: Iloaal bank law In tuauy respucts. the tHo jnutt lin- K portant being proTlslons autborlzlnf liankn to uue K. notes up to the par value of reulitercd United Htatfa Kv bonds. United states notes, gu'd or sllvor certlfleatt-s, KV Treasury notes, or standard silver dolUrjcolnrd prior V?' tolbdO deposited to secure thorn, aud making the m Unlttd state sprclflcally reipoulble for their re- Kj, demptlan. Bv Medals or lienor to Brave Soldiers. Hk WisnrNOTON, July 10. Medals of honor have Hj been granted George Kretslnger of St. ouls, Wb'i sui artilleryman; Capt, Hurian J, Swlf t of Uuf- m falo. Second New York Mounted Rifles, and Hi, Charles Day of Wellsboro, Pa., UlOtb l'ennsy). K-v' vanla Volunteers. Mr. Kretslnger worked a c- trun so effectively at Vicksburg that ho dls- Z I tnantlod one of the enemy's pleics. Capt. Swift sassw' I captured four Confederates single-handed near K? Petersburg, Mr. Day seized tho colors of an- K' other regiment whon the color boaror was killed .i', M and carried them through tho ongagement of Kj Hatcher's Run, Va., thus enwuroging the regi- K ment, which bad been thrown into confusion, to K. reform. Dan. Meade mentioned Mr. Day In or- I Aut for sJUUntrjr la action. Bin AJtMT AND NATT ORDERS. ChangM hs the Stations nnd trntlea or Offieers AsalarantrBts to Rraisnenta. WenrftaTox, July 10. These naval orders have been Issued: Capt. 0. M. Chester has been detached from com mand of thf Minneapolis and ordered to Washington as a member ot the Examining Board. Capt. J, II. Rands Is ordered to the command of the Minneapolis. Aralatant FnRlneerD. II. Garrison from the Brook lyn Nary Yard to the Indiana, Aaalatant Burgeon fi D. Palmer from the Texas to the Annapolis, Aaelstsnt Hurxeon f . L. Pleadwell from the Constellation to the Texas, Passed Assistant Surseon C. II. Wilson to the Constellation. TaueJ Assistant Knrlnesr O. n, Ballsbnry from tho Indiana to the Annapolis. John II. Abbott, appointed pay elerk to tho Texss in place of Tay Clerk It. J, Varrsll. Lieut. J. Hood from the Natal Aeadsmy to tho An napolis. Lieut. It. Hunt from duty in New Tork to tbo An natolts. Thcto nrmy orders have been issued: The folhmlns; assignments of officers to regiments are announced: First Lieut. John P. Haines to the First Artillery, Battery 111 additional Second Lieut. Percy M. Kessler, Second Artillery, to a vacancy of Second Lieutenant, Third Artillery, Light Battery: Col. William II. rowell to the Ninth Infantry Lieut. Col. Clarence E. Bonnett, to the Eleventh Infantry: Major Mephcn P.Jucelyn, to the Nineteenth Infan try: Copt. Charles II. BoneateeLto the Tnentvnrst Infantry, Company ill First Lieut. Edmund L. Hutu, to the Twenty-first Intaatry, Company O. Capt. William II. C. Brown, Fifth Infantry, Is de tailed for duty with the National Uuard of Alabama from July 1 7 to Aug. 0. Second Lieut. William B.Ladne, Corps of Engineers, will tie relieved not later than Aug. in from duty with tbe Battalion ot Engineers at tho Engineer School, WIllcU Point, and will then proceed to Cincinnati for duty. The following transfers In the Twenty-first Infantry are made: Capt. Willis Wlttleh. from Company K to Company B i Capt. Charles U. Boncsteel, from Com pany 11 to Company K. An Army Retiring Board Is appointed to meet at Fort Columbus for tho examination of such officers as may bo ordered berore It. Detail for tbe board: Col. Charles C. Byrne, Assistant Rurffeon-Uenerftl: Col. Marshall Ludlngton, Assistant Quarterrnaster Qeneral: Col. John L. Hod iters. Fifth Artillery; I.leut. Col. William Sinclair, Fifth Artillery: Major James P. Klmbal1.Huripon;Capt.Oeorgo II. Cecil, Thirteenth infantry, recorder. Capt. Frank 11, Keefer, Assistant Surgeon, Is re lieved from duty at Washington Barracks and will report at Fort Sam Houston for duty. First Lieut. Alexander N. Stark, Assistant Sunreon. npou the arrival of Capt. Kccrer, wilt be relieved and will report to Washington Barracks for duty. Capt. Wells upon being relieved will report at Fort Rlnrgold. Tex., for duty. Capt, Walter D. Mrl'aw, on tho arrival ot Capt. Wells at Fort lUnggotd, will be relieved from duty and will then report at Fort Thomas, Ky. First Lieut. Benjamin Brooko Is relieved from duty at Fort Thomas and will report to the commanding offloer at the Army and Naval General Hospital, Hot Springs, Ark., for temporary duty at that hospital. Capt. William II. Arthur will bo relieved from duty at Fort Myer. W. Va,, Oct. 1, and will proceed to Philadelphia and assume tho duties ot attending sur geon and examiner of recruits In that city, relieving Capt Kudolph G. Ebert, Assistant Surgeon. Cant. Ebert will report to Col. Charles n. Aid en. President of the Examining Board appointed for ex amination as to his fitness for promotion, and upon thecomptetlon thereotwlll report to the commanding officer at Fort Missoula for duty to relievo Capt. Wil liam D. Crosby. Capt. Crosby will report to Fort rreble, Maine, for duly, to relieve Capt. floury R. T. Harris. Capt. Harris will report to Fort Washakie, Wyo ming, for duty, to relieve Capt. Joseph T. Clarke. Capt. Clarke will report to Columbus Barracks, Ohio. First Llent. William X. Richards Is relieved from duty at Fort Orant, and will report Sept. SO to Fort Apache, Arizona. First Lieut. William P. Lowls. upon the arrival of Lieut. Illchards, will report to Fort Mcpherson, Georgia. Capt. Marlborough C. Weyth, upon the arrival of Lieut. Lewis at Fort MoFherson, will proceed to Bal timore and resume tho duties of attending sureeon and examiner or recruits la that city, rcUermg Capt. W. Fltihugh Carter. Capt. Carter will report to Col. Alden. President ot the Examining Board, for examination as to his fit ness for promotion, and upon the completion thereof will report to Fort Asslnlbolne for duty, to relieve CaDt. George F.. Bushnell. Cspt. Bushnell, upon being relieved by Capt. Car ter, will proceed to Boston and assume the duties of attending surgeon and examiner of recruits in that city. MB XnE COySTltVCTIOX CORPS. Two Annapolis Graduate Detailed: to aCeane or Inotrut-tlca In ,aval Architecture. Washington, July 16. Secretary Long to day detailed William C. Dubose ot Georgia and E. T. Eggert of Michigan, the two leading grad uates of this year's class at the Kaval Academy, to a course of Instruction in naval architecture for two years, under his recent order providing that in future all cadets selected for tho con struction corps shall receive post-graduate In struction at the Naval Academy Instead of for eign schools. The new course will be conducted by Con structor Hobson, a graduate of tbe Glasgow University, and begins with the academy term next October. Two cadets pursuing the course at the Ecole Polytechnlque. Paris, will be ordered homo In August, thus leaving but two other cadets abroad taking tho ndvancod course In naval architecture. They complete tho courso next summer, and after that all cadets In future, who are to bo appointed constructors, are to be educated at home. PROPOSED SEAZIXO COXFEREXOE. Bo Ofilctal Confirmation Itecelved of the no port from London. WasnnTOTON, July 10. No official informa tion has been received at the Rtato Department to confirm the report from London that Gen. John W. Foster had arranged In London an arrrccment for a sealing conference between the Govornments of tbe United States. Great Brit ain, Russia, and Japan, to be held in Washing ton in tho autumn. A telegram wns received from Oen. Foster yc-terduy paying that London iur merchants agreed with tho views of Prof. .Ionian, the American seal expert, that the continuance of tho present methoda of slaughter In the seal Isl ands would result in tbo extermination of fceal life. TEST OF KENTUCKY'S ARMOR. It Passed RnceeMStnlly and C50 Tons Irloro Accepted by the Government. nrniLKHKM, Po., July 18. A test of armor plate for tho battleship Kentucky at tho prov ing grounds of the Bethlehem Iron Company proved successful to-day. The plntos, after undergoing tho usual tovcre test made with tho Carpenter and Holtzor proJcctlIes,showed no an teil.il effects of the shots. Tho ontlre group of D'.otcH, amounting to OAO tons, was accepted by ie Government, Federal Troops at tbo Unveiling or the slogan Monument. Washinoton, July 10. At the request of the Logan Monument Committee Secretary Alger to-dny promised to send tho Twenty-second In fantry from Omaha and the Seventeenth In fantry from Columbus Barracks. Ohio, to attend the unveiling of tbe monument in Chicago, July 22, on condition that the Government would not hn obliged to defray tbo expanses of tho troops. Tho appropriation for tho transportation of troops is so small that tbe Secretary was obliged to make this stipulation. The garrisons from Jefferson Ilarrncks. Fort Sheridan, Fort Wayne, and Fort llrady will also participate in the cere monies. Tho appropriation is sufficient to cover their expenses to Chicago and return. Saturday flair Holiday for Department Bm. plos eea. WAsniNOTON, July 10. Secretary Alger won a victory for department employees at tbe Cab inet meeting to-day. He persuaded tbe Presi dent and tho Cabinet officers that the de partments should bo closed during the hot weather at 3 o'clock every Saturday, to give tbe clerks a cbanco to get out of town for Sunday, Under tho Clovoland Administration J, Sterling Morton stopped the usual hot-weather rosnlta of department employees by unearthing a law which compelled them to work full tlmo every day. President McKlnloy nnd his advisers de cided that the law did not Inlorfrre with closing tho departments an hour earlier on Saturdays. Admiral Walfarr to Head the Mraragua Canal Commission. Washington, July 10, After a discussion in to-day's Cabinet meeting about the appointment of the commission authorised by Congress to report on the feasibility of tbe Nicaragua Canal, tbe President said he would nominate Rear Ad miral John G, Walker as tho naval member aud Capt. O. M. Carter of thu Engineer Corps as the aotiy member. There was aouie doubt expressed nr. t,o meeting as to whether Prof, Haupt of tbo University of Pennsylvania, who had boon se lected as the civilian member, would accept tbo place, nnd the President sent blm a telegram tendering him the Commlssioncrahlp. To Ilulld One or the .Yew Torpedo floats, Wiuiinoton. Dol July 111. Henry G, Morse, President of tbo IIorlnn& Holllngsworth Com pany, has been notillod ofllclally that his com pany is to huvo thu contract to build ono of the now torpedo boats. She Is to bo I!l!5 feet long, with a displacement of 310 tons and a speed of thirty knots an hour. Bowden Llthla Spring Water, the only solvent of tons laths bladder aad kidneys, 181 W, 4V -Mr. MIXED STRIKE SITUATION. JuT IJ. DE ARXZTT TRTXXO TO BRIXO ABOUT A SETTLEMENT. lie Leaves for Philadelphia to Try to Persmade Operators There t Join Use Harmony Agree ment Little Headway made sVaator Mark A. Manna Promise Hla Good Offleoo. Prrranriia, July 10, Arbitration Commis sioner John Little of Ohio and Coal Operator W. P. De Annltt left to-night for Philadelphia, whore Mr. Do Armltt will try to induce tho own ers of tho Pennsylvania nnd Westmoreland gas coal companies to agroo to sign the pro posed uniformity contract plan, agreeing to abolish certain abuses in the coal trade in this district. Commissioner McCormnck left to day to seo J, Smith Falley, President of the Indiana Coal Operators' Association, who buys lnrge quantities of coal from the Pittsburg opcrntors, and who is therefore supposed to hnvo much lnfluonco. Commissioner Bishop went to Columbus to-night. From there he will go to Wheeling. The Commissioners all hopo tho requisite 08 per cent, of signers of the uni formity agreement can be obtained, if Mr. De Armltt and tho other coal operators will do their utmost, Mr. De Armltt hlmrelf has his doubts of ob taining tho necessary number of signatures, and his chief opponent, F. L. Robblns, while willing to sign hs name, says the movement will fall. Mr. Robblns is .trying tojrrork up an other phase of tho question. He says that coal is plentiful and thBt the West Virginia miners must bo stopped from mining coal before tbe Btrlko can be successful. Tbe success of the uniformity plan In Pittsburg, he maintains, will not rettlo tho trouble so long as West Vir ginia mines aro running. District President Patrick Dolan denied the story printed this afternoon that he had backed down from his promlso to support tho uniform ity plan. He will work for it, but he does not b Hcvo 08 per cent, of the-Plttsburg operators will Blgn it. F. L. Robblns to-dny bought 200 cars of coal from the mines which ho and his friuudB hnvo always asserted wore not in tho Pittsburg district. Ho paid $1.28 per ton for the coaL W. H. Lcamans sent 100 cars West. He will got 91.78 for it at its destination. Rob blns says con! is plentiful. Lcamans says Its scarce. Iig iron brokers boro nnd in Philadel phia hnvo dropped their staplo nnd aro specu lating in coal. , . , Tho Arbitration Commissioners to-day re ceive d tho following telegram from Senator M. A. II anna in response to ono sent to him lost "Littlb, Bisnop, AND'Grnins, Pit'sburg: Our coal interests ot Plttaburg are represented by Sir. Thomas Young, who Is there and will co-fperate along lino suggested. I will wiro Cleveland urging other operators to join in the movoment. Will gladly co-operate, and will urgo other operators to do the same. "M. A, Hanna." PoMEnoT, O., July 10 The Kanawha and Michigan Railroad hauled 300 carloads of West vlrglnin coal by here to-day, threo times tho usual tonnage. All but two passenger on cinid huvo boon pressed into freight service. A carload of colored miners went Into tho Kana wha Valley to mine coal. , Columbus. O., Jnly 10-President Ratch ford of tho United Mine Workers, was groolr pleaaed tthls motnlng by tbe receipt of cheering news from Pennsylvania. Ho said: "1 have just been advised that Gov. Hastings of Pennsylvania has signed tho hill which re cently passed tho Legislature of Pennsylvania making It compuliorv for tho operators to pay for mining coal before It is scrtonwl. This was one of Uio laws enacted by tho last Legisla ture as a result of the Investigation made by tho commission nppolntcd by that body. "Another inw which has passed this session, xnd one which means a great deal for the miners of Pennsylvania, Is tho one providing for the orguni7Jition of a mining department, whose duty it will bo to examine tbo scale, arrango that fair weights are given, nnd compare tho total product of the mlno with tho total khlpped. The influenre of Gov. Hastings at tho present tlmo cannot but bear heavily in our favor in this contest." . , Cleveland, O., July 10. The most striking feature of the coal situation here this morning Is tho advnnco of 45 cents o ton In freight rates on all coal coming Into Clovoland from West Virginia point. The former rato was $1.03. This rate wus started by tho Baltimore nnd Ohio and will be followed by other roads en tering tho West Virginia fields. This rate does not apply to coal forsake shipment, but for local consumption. . Columbus. O., July 10. J. 8. Sovereign, Gen eral Mastor Workman of the Knights of Labor, arrived In the city at noon to-day to help tho miners In their strike. He offered his services to President Hntchford, and after a consultation it was decided that he should lonve at onco for Thacker, W. a., to assist In the movement to Induce the miners ot that district to join the strike. President Ratchford has no faith In the plan which De Armltt, the Pittsburg operator, is trying to push to the front at this time. Ho said: 'Do Armltt's policy hss always been to thnist something upon the public which appears feasi ble while his company is getting the advantage of the low mining rate over the other Pittsburg operators." THAT TERRIBLE DE ARSITTT. It Appears That He Has Always Granted What tbo Miners Are Striking For. PiTTsnuno, July 10. Ono of tho most sur prising things about the big strike of miners now on, and which has its storm centre In the PIttsbtirgdistrict, is the bltterleeling of hostility displayed by both sides engaged In tbe strugglo toward William P. De Armltt, President of the Now York and Cleveland Gas Coal Company, and the attempt to throw all theblamoforthe present condition of things In the mining Indus try upon lilm. This strong antagonism to Mr. De Armltt appears all tbo moro strange and un accountable on the part of tho miners when tho fact is considered that Do Armltt stands, and has stood for years, for all the coal diggers have been and aro contending for. President De Armltt has no obnoxious com pany, or "plurk-me," stores, exacts no exces sive rents from tho miners for their houses, pays the wsges of bis miners in cash every two weeks, and thoso wages are larger than else where; uses honest weights and screens, and la, in fnct, the only coal operator In the Pittsburg district who meets overy requirement demand, ed by the miners In the way of fair and honest treatment, and yet they are and have been fighting htm as no other operator in this or any other district Is fought. At least, their leaders are doing It. In seeking to overthrow De Armltt these loaders stand in the peculiar position of warring upon the very principles advocated by them and the men they represent, and which tboy claim to be lighting for. When a comparison is made between the con ditlon of tho De Armltt miners and those belong ing to the United Mine Workers, the unpreju diced observer must be Impressed. The D Armltt miners have work tbe year around at good wages, and get all their pay in cash. Most of them are Amerirans. They live in good, comfortable houses, tbo majority of them own. lug their own homer. Their children are well clad In winter nnd summer and attond day and Sunday school, and they ore thrifty, sober, and industrious, many of them keeping a cow and working n truck garden. President Do Armltt says that only B per cent, of tho men rent houses from tbe company, pay ing n monthly rental for them of but $3.50, whllo other companies charge their miners 0, $7, and $8 u mouth rent for greatly Inferior houses. On tbe other hand, tho condition ot mostot tho miners working for other oporators in tbo district Is one of chronic poverty nnd suffering. They live nmld squalid surroundings, with scarce enough for themselves and their wives mid children to oat half tho tlmo; their earnings a:o scant, many of them ranking but thron aud four dollars n week, and even this pittance Is taken from them by the company store. In fact, tho latter gets about all these miners are able to make whenever they are so fortunnto as tu have, work. No hotter illustration Is needed to show the difference In the conditions of the Do Armltt mlucrs nndtho others thnn that which occurred on the las t semi-monthly pay day, only a few days ago betweon H0,000 and $50,000 was Humor in the Blood Hood's Sarsapartlln Fonnd to He the Hest of Illood Purifiers. " I bad a very bad humor In my blood nnd began taking Hood's Snrsaparllla, and lu a short time I was entirely cured. I be lieve Hood's SarsapnrlUa to be the best of blood purifiers and I do not hesitate to rec ommend It to all HiifTerers with Impuro blood." MRS. HELEN DKWBY, Box 70, (Jowanda, New York. Hood's "Si, Is the best In fact the One True Bhjod Purifier. Hood' PUls act tssliy, effecUvsly. 80a. NATURAL GAS .N NEW YORK CITY A man Just back from the natural gas region of Indiana was tolling his neighbor about the wonderful advantages ot using gas as a fuel. No dirt, no ashes, no waste, no superfluous heat Just turn a stop cock and, light u match, and there Is your Are. Lucky Hooslerst Hut his neighbor smiled pityingly. Why, we can do It Inst as well tight here in New York! didn't you now that I I have had natural gas In my kitchen for tho past year." " What, natural gas In New York I" ' Certainly practically that. Nature makes it out in Indiana; the gas companies moke it hero. There is no real dlf ferenco in tho result; you got your fuel out of your gas-pipe just tho same." ''Oh. but It costs so much boro." "Of courso it costs mora to mako gas than it does to get it out of a hole in the ground, but what you want to consider Is tho economy of using gas over using coal. That's the real test. I know that my bills have been cut down Just 40 por cont. since I had a gas range put In. This was an eye-oponor to tho traveller, as it ought to be to thousands ot peo ple In New York who have never looked into the question of tho economy and convenience ot cooking by gas. Adv. dne tho striking miners on the Wheellngdlvlslon of the Baltimore nnd Ohio Railroad, but no more than $500 In cash was paid to them, the rest being represented on tho pay onvelopes In com pany store bills, rent in arrears, and in advances and other Incidentals that they were charged up with. The same ratio of cash paid out to the amount of wages owed was the caso among tho 2.500 diggers along the Youghlogheny River, On tbe same day the 600 miners employed In tho Turtle Crcok mines ot the New York and Cleveland Gas Coal Company, whero no company stores oxlst, rocetvod 912,000 In cash for two weeks' work, an average of $21 a man, or at the rate of B12 a week. These aro nil hard facts as they exist in the Pittsburg district, and such as were found by the oomraltteo of tho Pennsylvania Legisla ture appointed to investigate tho condition ot tho miners in the bituminous regions ot tho State, and which recently oonductedthat Inves tigation. Tho committee in its report to the Legislature set forth In unmtstnkablo language the difference In tho conditions of tho Do Armltt miners and the others. Tbe report said. In speaking of tho condition of things found at the mines of the New York and Cleveland Gas Coal Company: "Tho observation of the committee and the testimony taken by it show that the wago earner in the mines employed by the operator paying cash to his employees for their labor, conducting no company stores, owning no tenement houses for tho uso of bis employees, using correct and uniform screens, allow ing just wolghts, tho employment of check welprhmen on the tipple, are tho most regularly employed, earning more wages, and the best- Fiald and most prosperous and contented of all he men in tho district, in some Instances earn ing as much ua ifOOO per man per year." This legislative committee report President De Armltt looks upon aa a complete vindication ot his policy. In speaking of it to Tnic Sun cor respondent he said: "That report supports the idoas I have boen contending for during the past thirteen years. The committee bore me out in all that I have stood up for and fought for in that time. It re ported against tbe company stores, unfair weighing, illegal screens and payment by store orders. All thoso things I have been opposed to for years. All this time I have been fighting to forco a remedy for the suffering of the miners, due to cheating operators, and my only re ward is to be mallgnod and abused like a horse thief by miners' leaders and dishonest operators. If tho leaders of tho miners properly and honestly represent the miners, why should they be continually fighting me for contending for tbo very platform of principles they claim to advocate and which I have always had in forco at onr mines, with tbe result that ourmonnro belter paid, and paid in cash, and live under better conditions than any other miners In the district t What is there for me to arbitrate when our men are all nt work for good wages and are perfectly content with their condition I " UNION LABOR IN BROOKLYN. The Board or Education rtemseo to Attempt to Control Contractors. . Chairman John McNamee of the Committee on Public Schoolhouses in Brooklyn had this to say yesterday in regard to the request of the painters' and plasterers' unions that only union workmen should be employed on the construc tion and repairs of school buildings: " It Is Impossible for us to comply with such a request. They want us to make the employ ment of union labor a matter of contract. It cannot be done. Wo cannot control contractors in the Interest of labor unions." Children's Jacket Makers Tbreastea to Strike Agmln. The leaders ot the Children's Jacket Makers' Union declare that tho contractors are planning a general lock-out ot the members of the union. The contractors met lato on Thursday night to discuss the situation. They say that they are losing monoy in keeping the agreement with the union, made when the recent general strike was settled. A number of Jacketmakers said yester day that their employers bad told them they would have to work ton hours a day Instead of nine or loso their Jobs. Angered by this, an ex cited crowd gathered at the headquarters of the union, at Essex and Broome streots, in the after noon and talked of ordering another general strike In case a lock-out was threatened. Bteasttflttera" Cnlon forgiven. Ata meeting of the Board of Walking Dele gates yesterday tho Steamfltters' Union, which had been suspended frir refusing to aid tbe steamfltters' helpers In their strike, was read mitted to representation on the board. James Cummlngs presented credentials ns delegate of the steamfltters, and they were accepted. FLOlSAir RECORDS BROKEN? Bottle sf eomage rrom the Good Ship Planiora Doe Some Tall Travelling. WrnTiSTOHit, I I., July 10. Two boys, Frank Lashman and Frank Hopp, while walking along the shore to-day picked up a floating bottle. It contained this note: "Miuoceav, May 2, 1897, Ship Plnmore. Sprung look in 18' 27'W 11 10 N. Pumps choked and hnd to abandon ship. " William A. Hkeesic, Captain." The four-masted steel British ship Plnmore sailed from Shields, England, for San Francisco, on April 3. She was reported passing Deal, in tho county of Kent, on tho North Sea, bound through the Straits of Dover, threo days later. Capt. J. Maxwoll is, or was, her skipper, ac cording to the American Shipping Record and tho latest Maritime litgitttr. Tho lati tude nnd longitude of the battle message is about two hundred miles south by west of Capo Verde, nnd within 125 miles of tho African coast. The Plnmore is not overduo nt San Francisco. Tbo bottle. If it came from the Plnmore, has made better time than the usual clipper In get ting into Long Island Sound from the neighbor hood of Cape Verde. Following the ocean current, which flows south from Capo Verde, then to the westward, aud finally to the north and east, an ordinary bottle, without anything stronger than a fake message In It, would not bo duo hereabouts for several months. This bottle has broken nil flotsam records If It really came from around Cape Verde. ZAOOONI THE ACTOR COiriNO, Tho Croat Italian Bngaced for a Iong Season of Performance In Amerlrn. Error. to Zacconl, the distinguished Italian tragedian, has been engaged for two years by Carl and Theodor Rosenfeld, who first brought Eleanora Duse to this country. Slgnor Zacconl Is a famous actor in his own country, and his appearances last wlntor In Austria carried his reputation beyond the frontiers of Italy. lie was engaged by Georgo Kdunrdes for a scries of per formances In London last spring, hut ho was unablo to keep the contract. Ho l under con tract to the Rosenfolds to give 1120 performances nnd be Is to recelvo 9100,000 for them, ns well as a proportion of tbe profits beyond a certain sura. Virginia Rlttor, who. In splto of her German name. Is an Italian actress of considerable fnmo In Italy and South America, bus ac'od a great deal with Slgnor accord and will piobubly visit this country with him. FRED OIBllS 11 AH A SON. Magistrate Meade a Uranrtrnthrr Tlie iVIntta District studies tho Mlltrr nrtluu. A son was born to Mr. nnd Mr. Frederick Seymour Glbba at their home, 427 Wert Twenty-second street, last Wednesday, nnd City Muglstrato Clarence W. Meade is u grand father. This is the second child of the Repub lican National Committeeman, tho other being a daughter of nbout tho ago of tbo present .Mr, falhha. The Republican Club of tho Ninth As sembly district, which nlways tnkes an at tlvo Interest In such arrivals in tho homei of its moro prominent members, is hunting for sllvor mugs, Secretary Porter Ultra a Iltnner, WasmNOTON, July 10. Secretary Porter gnvo a dinner to-night at his residence on IC strcot to tho President and Mrs. McKlnley, Vice-President and Mrs. Hobart. Secretary Bliss, Senator Hanna, and Miss Buckingham of Canton, who Is visiting at tho White House. Secretary Alger also gave dinner to Minister Stewart L, Wood ford. MAY BE GRACE STEVENSON. A OIBL RESEXIBLZXO UER NOW XW EELLEt'CE HOSPITAL. She Went There on Thursday from the Grand Union Hotel, and I SnlTerlng from Hys teria A Conshi or the lellsalng rreaton flirt (lore the Hoopltat Pntlent Is Uraoe, There Is a young woman In the Insane pavilion nt Dellovue Hospital who is believed to bo Grace Stevenson, daughter of James Stevonson, a millionaire real estate owner of Boston. Sho walked into tho hospital on Thursday evening and said that she was HI. Tho houso physician examined hor, nnd found her nervous and In cllned to bo hysterical. He sent her to the Insane ward. She said that her namo was Edith L. Hooper; that sho had recently anlvedfrom Boston, and that shebeen stopping at the Grand Union Hotel, Her sister, sho said, was Mrs. 0. F. Koll ot Farmlngdalo. This Is nil tho informa tion tho doctors havo been ablo to tret from her. They sent notice to Mrs. O. F. Kell of Farming dale, Ij. I., and received a reply that Edith Hooper was unknown to her and that sho did not have a sister of that name. A young woman who said she was a cousin of Grace Stevenson called at the hospital last night and had a talk with tho " Miss Hooper." After ward she said that she was almost positive that the girl was her cousin, Grace Sto venson. She said she had not seen her for threo years, but at the first sight of the young woman was Impressed with her resemblance to Graco Stevenson, She asked the hospital patient if she recognized hor. The Elrl stared at her for a few momenta and shook er bead negatively. " What Is your first name I" asked the visitor. " Grace," replied the young woman without a moment's hesitation. "Aro you not Grace Stevenson I" asked ths visitor then. " Yes," said tho patient, " Do you llvo on Beacon street, Boston f" "Yes." " Do you know nettle Dever I" "No.1" Hauls Devor is another cousin of Miss Ste venson and a favorlto of hors. The visitor was surprised to receive this answer and it caused her to doubt that tho girl was Grace Stevenson. The lntter's cousin hnd seen In the newspaper descriptions of Miss Stovenson that sho had several false teeth and that ono of them was broken. Sho asked the patient to opon her mouth. She did so. Her teeth wore ail regular. Tho visitor said that sho had not known before reading of It In tho papers thut Grace Stevenson hnd fulso teeth. "What is your mother's maiden name I" asked the visitor. This question seemed to affect the patient very much, and she became so hysterical that tho visitor loft her. Sho said afterward that she wns positive that tho girl was Grace Stevenson, although she did not toll this to Superintendent Murphy or tho doctors. Miss Hooper's mania Is peculiar, In that she says she believes she is Insane. Sho Is stout, has a full face, with anromlnont noso and a long npper lip. Her nalr and complexion are dark and her eyes brown. She brushes her hair back from her forehead and wears It in tho same stylo that Graco Stevenson was accustomed to wear hers. When she went to tho hospital she had on a dark silk shirt waist, a light leather belt, black serge skirt, and a straw sailor bat. Her purse was empty, and all the jewelry she had was a pair of screw pearl earrings. At tbo Grand Union Hotel it was said that the yonng woman arrived thereon July 7 and reg istered as Edith L. Hooper of Bo-ttoru Sbo was assigned to room -176, and retained that room until Thursday afternoon, when she left, after paying her bill. When at the hotel sho spent most of the time there in her room. Grace Stevenson is 23 years old. The patient In the Insane pavilion said that she was 23 years old. Miss Stevenson disappeared from her home on April 20. She was living with hor mother at 1478 Beacon street. She had only $0 when she went awny, and all her best clothing and Jewelry were left behind in her room. Her parents are living apart. Mr. Stevenson has offored a reward of $1,000 for nens of his daughter's whereabouts, und has searched all over tbo country for hor wlthuut success. On Thursday Mrs. Stevenson received a letter, written evidently by an Illiterate perron In 8t. Louis, but purporting to bo from her daughter. In the letter tho writer stated that she had adopted the name of Mary Keller. She asked for $50 with which to return home. Boston. July 10. Mrs. Stevenson said to-night that she would probably leave for New York late to-night, nnd that she was sure the girl in the hospital was her daughter. Mrs. Stevenson thinks that the girl has been held a prisoner un til her mind was in some degreo affected when she was let go, and went to tho hospital. OlTJl PACIFIC FLEET KEPT READY. Clams Tkat the Government Doeo .lot Intend to Be Surprised by Japan. Bah Fivancibco, July 10. It was learned to day from a trustworthy source that the Navy Department does not propose to be surprised should any trouble be made by Japan over tbe annexation of Hawaii. All orders of tbo de partment which would have caused ships of tho Pacific or Aslatio squadron to movo away from points distant from squadron headquarters have been suspendedjtemporarily pending fur ther news concerning Japan's attitude toward tho United States. Naval officers do not 'hlnk the change of orders is anything unuMiul undtr existing cir cumstances, nnd say that it would bo fuolish for this country not to tnako omo efTort to con centrate its fleet at the slightest exhibition of bumptiousness on the part of Japan. Ilead- ?iiarters at Washington deny there is any cf urt being made tu koop nil naval vessels nt ports whero ordors can rcachUhcm on short no tlic. Very little. If any, dependence can bo placed In the Navy Department's doniolp, bow over, nd that department nccr disclosed the truth conciTidiur equndron oiden. Tho cruiser Balthnoio lias Ik on undergoing repairs at Maro Island Nuvy Yard which cr.n not under ordinary conditions bo OnUhod until September or latT. The department haa In quired as to tho condition of the vossel with a view to putting bur Into commission on short rotico in case nf nn emergency. Tho coast defence vessels Monndnock nnd Monterey will not under any circumstances be hunt to Hono lulu, as has been reported, but will be held on this coast. Ordontfntho Aslatio squadron are that It shall make nn move unless orders aro sunt from headquarters, and ships shall hold themselves In rondlncrf to return east or pro ceed to Hawaii on short nutice. ELEVATED FIREMAN INJURED. Did Re Pall from the Cab In Trying to Pick Pp Uls Cap, Wnlru Had Blown Oil James Byrne, a fireman on nn engine of tbe Third avenue elevated railroad, fell from ths train at 4:30 o'clock yesterday morning as It was passing Thirty-seventh street. Ills skull and an ankle were broken and bo was taken to Bellevue Hospital. Ho lives ut 030 Enat 138th sticot. It was said that while Byrne wns leaning out of the cab window his cap wsa blown oft. Ac cording to this story the engineer slowed down to lot him get tho cap and then fllart.-n up while no was leaning out of thu window to pick It up. The driving wheel hit him as ho fell. His body lodged on the footpath. Another story was that Byrne saw an old cap lying on tho ties nnd tried to pick It up as tbo train, which was running very fast, sped by. Tho train was backed up as soon as tho engineer sow that Byrne had fallen, and his removal to the hospital followed. Byruo's wife says that one of the road's repre sentatives told hor yesterday that tbe fireman fell off whllo he was cleaning tho outBide of the boiler when the engine was In motion, which Is against the rules. An operation wns performed on him at 0 o'clock. RAILROAD OltRERS UNITE. A Coalition Formed Between tbe Pirn Croat Labor Organisations. Altoona, Pa,, July 10. At a recent union meoting of railroad men at East Brady on tho Allegheny Valley road tbo Brotherhood of I comotlve Engineers, Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, Order of the Railway Conductors, Brotherhood of Locomotlvo Firemen, and Order of Hallway Tclegruphers formed a coalition and pledged llicmseUes to stand ready to help rat h otlur, Tho deliberations were secret, and the result was not nnnounred until nil tho details ol tho union were completed. Tho convention has resulted finally In a formal coalition. In tho future thu unions will work us a unit. The new union has announced Rsolf narcad) to resent any attack on Its members or any nf temut to enact legislation detrimental to the In terests of labor In general. A monster union meeting will bo held to-morrow ntHcnttdale, nt which addresses will bn made by P.M. Arthur of the Locomotive Engineers; E. K. CUrlt, Grand Chief of the Order of Railway Conductors, and E. P, Bartont, Grand Master of tbe Brotherhood of Locomotlvo Firemen. After the addresses there will bo a picnic, which will bo attended by thousands. Great Facilities at Small Cost. Telephone Service at Message Rates. Better Underwear For Wheelmen. LINEN absorbs and throws - off moisture more readily Hthan any other Undergansenfs Ittviitrrrd Trade Kark. are made from a net-like pure linen fabric, which is elastic and porous and which quickly ab sorbs and eliminates perspira tion. Send for descriptive pamphlet and samples of materials or call and examine the goods at "The Linen Store" Hcxdqiurten for all good things In linen James McCutcheon & Co., 14 West 23d St., N. Y. Jt-OT AFRAID OF KNIOMTS OF LABOR. Good Heavens, nrbnt Hind or a City Offlelal Is This Hindi William Martin and Michael Kelly, represent ing District Assembly 40 of the Knights ot Labor, descendod upon Chief Engineer Blrdsall of tho Public Works Department yesterday and demanded in a loud volco to know what had be come of a communication which they had ad dressed to Water Purveyor Barney about some curbing In 130th street which they declared was being sot in an imperfect msnner. " It came here," replied Mr. Blrdsall. " And what wns dono with It I" asked Martin stornly. "It wns thrown into the waste basket, re turned tho Cnlef Knglnoer. "Wha-a-t's that you say V shouted the labor leaders in chorus. " Do you mean to say that you threw our complaint Into the waste basket!" "That's It exactly," said Mr. Blrdsall. "I know when my men are doing their work prop erly without any suggestions from you. Further more, If you can't keep quiet you had bettor get out of this office." Then Slartln and Kelly rushed over to AcUng Mayor Jeroloman with a long tale of w oe about tbo way their complaint had been treated. Mr. Jeroloman told them to put it In writing again and ho would consider It- OBITUARY. Gen. Philippe Regis de Trobrland died on Thursday at Bayport, L. I., at the home of his son-in-law, Charles A. Post. Gen. de Trobrland was born In France eighty-one years ago, and came to this country in 1811. He went to the front in the civil war as Colonel of the Fifty-fifth Xew York Volunteer Infantry, and was transferred in December, 1662, to the Thirty-eighth Regi ment. He was mastered out a year later, and. In January, 1664, was mode Brigadier-General. Ho waa mustered out a second time on Jan. 15, 1600. He was appointed a Colonel In the ru.-ular army in July of that year, and assigned to tbo Thirty-first Infantry. In March, 16C0. he wus transferred to the Thlrtcontb Infantry, and ten years later was retired. Gen. do Trobrland received the brevet rank of Brigadier-General for gallant and meritorious services during the war on March 2, 16C7, and Major-General of Volunteers on April 0, 1605, for highly meritorious services during the campaign terminating with tbo sur render of Gen. Lee. Before entering the Union army Gun. do Trobrland edited and published Iai Heme du Xouveau Monde. For seven years he was an editor ot Courrit r den Etat Uni. He wns also nuthor of several books, including " Four Years of Campaigning with the Army of tho Potomac." This work was written In French. J. J. O'Brien, one of the largest retail dry sroous men ,n San Francisco, died suddenly two days ago of heart disease, at Highland Springs, Lake county, Cal., where ho was out in the hills huntiug. It Is supposed be lost his way and overexerted himself. O'Brien was u very 6hrewd business man. He obtained tbe lease nf the entire lower floor or tho Murphy building at Mirkct and Jones streets. Sun Francisco, twelve years ago. when evcrf one enid It was too far out for trade. He pulled the trade out there, and built up an enormous buEtnessby cheap sales and lavish advertising. Ho was an Irishman, 50 years old. He received training as n, draper in Dublin, and came to America thirty rears ago. Hs was publio spirited and charitable. Richmond Otrston Aullck of this city died yesterday at tho residence ot his stepfather, ticu. Georgo M. Robeson, in Trenton, N. J. Ho wns a son nt the late Cnpt. Hhbmond Aulick, U. S. X., and n grandson of the lnte Commodore John II. Aullck. He waa about SO years old aud n graduate of Prince ton in tbe clnt.8 of 1S6I). Mr. Aulick was attacked with lung troublu several months ago, and went to Trenton for treatment. He im proved, aud arrangements md been completod to remove him to Colorado this week, but he hnd n relapso. Funeral services will be held at (Icn. Robeson's resident o on Monday, md Inter im ni will bomailcut Washington, 1), C. Henry Howler"!, a pioneer resident of Long Branch, died vestcrday at his homo In Ashury l'n k, aged 62 years. Ho built the Rowland IIuuh) at Long Brtnch nnd thero entertained many prominent men, Including Grant, Leo, Jefferson Davis. John C. Calhoun, George W. Childs. Horatio Seymour, all tbo turelgn Ambas sadors under Grant's first Administration, and other notables of the early sixties. Mr. Row land was Instrumental in building the Long Urnnrh and Seashore Railway, now tho New Jer sey Southern, and wus Its first President. Ho wns also the first Postmaster of Iing Branch, having been appointed by President William Henry Harrison. James A. McLochlln. M. D . nf 1.17 West Twenty-first street, died at his South Brondway summer cottage In Saratoga vesterday after noon, aged 48 years. Ho had been Buttering a long tlmo from Brlght's disease. Ho hnd been a Saratoga cottager many years. Dr. Mt lochlln leaves a widow, two daughters, and a son. lie is also survived by a sitcr. Miss Eliza Mc Lochlln of Saratoga. Dr. McLochlln was a member of the Tammany General Committee, Twenty-first district, and of the Tammany So ciety. Tho Interment will bo In Saratoga. Rlchs.nl A, Price, a prominent Republican of Nnwiirk, died at his home, 110 Mount Prospect avenue, yesterday, of lockjaw, Mr. Price was Sft years old. Ho wns a member of the Fourth Now York Heavy Artlllory during tho civil war, nnd fought in seventeen battles. He belonged to Phil Kearny IW. O. A. It, and Union Vet eran Legion, No, 100, ot Newark. He served two terms in the Newark Common Council and two years as an Assemblyman from Kssox county. Ho loaves a widow, a son, and two married daughters. A London cable despatch announces the death at BlsleyCnmp of Major Henry F. Porley, who bad charge of the Canadian quarters there. He was formerly engineer of the Canadian Publto Works Dopurtmont. hut came to grief In the scandal that retired Sir Hector Lnngcvln from uubllo llfo. Ho wan Wn in St. John, N. B and In his early dnva raised a company of volunteers tu repel tlio Fculnus crossing from tho United StntcH. Col. Joseph Conrad, U. 8. A,, retired, died at tho Sanitarium at Atlantic City yesterday, of congestion of tho brain. Ho was 00 years old. Hla remains will ho liiken to Washington for interment nn Sunday. He was a widower, and leaves two children. Miss Ella Novlus. daughter of Mrs. Hannah Ncvltis of Freehold, N. J., and sister nf Judge Henry M, Net lus, ex-henator, died on Thursday night of heart disease. Miss Kevins was about 4( years old. She was for many years librarian of tho Freehold public library. I Llvltii-stone. 11 pioneer liquor merchant of San Francisco, tiled 0.1 Mommy nt Frankfort, Germany, lie wn born near Unit city anil had mane bis home with his family thero for several years. James Symington, who served with distinction during the war as u corporal In Battery O, First Connecticut Heavy Artillery, died in Washing ton on Thursday, aged 78. Cob Henry T. Pandford, n well-known lawyer and G, A. It, man, died In Albany yostorday. Took Laudnuuin with Uls Whiskey, Pattobon, N. J July lfi.-F.x-Alderman Tay lor called for a drink of whiskey in a saloon yes terday morning. Aftor taking tho drink he foil asleep and was allowed to remain so until oven lng, when ollorte tnarouso him failed. He was takon to the General Hospital, where ho died this ovcnlng. He has been 111 for some tlmo und rciuntly mot with fcovero business reverses. Ho had put latidamuin in tho whiskey which ho drank yesterday morning. Out or Work and Commuted Suicide. George Winter of 300 Broad street, Newark, committed suicide yesterday by taking cyanide of potuslum. He was 48 years old and had betn out of work for some time, LYNCHERS' INVADE COURT. ALABAMA MOB SETTLES XMB FATE OF A NEORO IN SUORT ORDER. The Victim Major Terrell-He Assaulted a Woman and Tben Set Her and Her Haby on 'lrc Too Ilahy Died nnd the Woman Dying When Ulsrotered-Wos He tiurned I MoNTaoMKnr, Ala., July 10. A negro known In tho neighborhood of Klba, In Coffee county, as Major Terrell wont yosterday to the farm house ot Mr. A. Thomas, five miles from Klba, and nssaultod Mrs. Thomas. Sho was at her honsohold duties, having no ono In tho house with her but her six-months-old baby. Tho negro entered unobserved and overpow ered hor beforo sho could glvo any alarm. After assaulting her ho struck hor on the head, threw her body on a bod beside her baby, nnd piled fagots of pine around them. Ho then set fire to the bedclothlng nnd ran. Tho flames attracted the attention of Mr. Thomas, who was bossing a squad of hands on a new railroad track a few hundred yards from his house, and he and somo neighbors reached tho plaoo In timo to rosette Mrs. Thomas from tho flames while dying. Sho related what had occurred. Tho baby was burned to death. The negro was well known In tho neighbor hood nnd was soon captured, lie was taken at onco before a Magistrate and a preliminary trial wns begun, but before it had gone far a largo body of citizens forced their way Into ths courtroom, seized the prisoner and hurried him Into the woods. Reports differ as to how hs was disposed of. One report says hs was chained to a tree and burned to death. Another says he was hanged, and his body riddled with bullets. Notification ot the assault was not received at the State House until to-day, when the authorities at Elba notified the Governor that on assault had been made, hut said that troops would be of no ser vice as the offender hod already been dis posed of. TBE RET. DR. E. M. STOKES BEAD, President or the Ocean Orove Camp Hooting Association for Twenty-seven Years. Abiiurt Paric, N. J., July 10. The Rev. Dr. Ellwood n. Stokes, for twenty-seven years President ot tho Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, and one of the best known men in tbo Methodist Conference, died at 9:10 o'clock to-night ot paralysis. Dr. Stokes had been In poor health for several months. He believed, however, that his strong constitution would enable him to direct the'rellgious services in Ocean Grove this summer. On July S he be came ill In the pulpit and by the advix of his physicians gave up active work, although loath to do so. He rallied at times, but a few days ago it was apparent that he could not last through the summer. At the Ocean Grove ser rioes in the Auditorium and the Temple pray ers were offered for his recovery. He was a little better yesterday, but no enough to warrant any encouragement. Last night at 1 o'clock his physicians Issued a bulle tin that he could not last much longer. All through tho dy notices of his condition were bulletined in the Auditorium. A minute after the breath left his body the', bell in the Audi torium tower tolled a requiem. Dr. Stokos was born at Medford in Burling ton county, N. J on Oct 10, 1815. His parents were Quakers. At the age of 10 he was ap prenticed to a bookbinding Arm in Phlladel fhla. At the age of 10 he waa converted by ho Rev. Charles Pittmon, D.D., nnd In May, lr43, he waa ordained to preach. His flrsi charge was at Medford, the place of hla birth. A year later he was admitted to tho New Jer sey Methodist Conference. Ho was n member of that body for flftv-t'irce years. He hod many Srotninent cbargts of tho Newark and New emcy Conferences, no was appointed suc cessively to Gloucester City, liunbertvlllo Halsey Street, Newark: Morristown, Belleville, Pitman Church, New Brunswick; Third Street, Camden; Greene Street, Trenton: Borden town. Central Church, Trenton; St. Paul's, Ocean Grovo: and Bradley Beach. He had boen twice a presiding elder. At one time he was a dele gate to a general conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. It was as an organizer of the Ocean Grove Association that Dr. Stokes was best known. He founded It in 1660 and was chosen President. He held tbe office till his death. In 1874 Dickinson College conferred the de gree of D.D. on him, and in 1693 Washington College, Tennessee, gave him the degree o Doctor of Laws. He had travelled all over ths world. He contributed largely to religions magazines. Dr. Stokes's tint wife, whom hr married In 1B38, was Miss Hnnnoh H. Neff of Philadel phia. She died three years later. Uls sec ond wife, who survives him, was Miss Sarah H. Stout, daughter of the Rev. Edward Stout of the New Jersey Conference. No arrango-. inents hare yet been mode for the funeral. OERMAN-AMERICANS ORGANIZE. Thjie After G004 Government, !fot Spoils, Tliey Say. The German-American Citizens' League organ ized a branch at Prospect Hall, in South Brook lyn, last night. Dr. John Friederlck preaidod, and read tho principles of the league, which are: " Separation of municipal from national politics; homo rule; repeal of all Puritan laws, especially the Raines law, which endangers personal lib erty; nmoro equitable system of taxation; war on trusts and monopolies, and the election of tried nnd able men." Dr. Friederlck snld there were 40.000 Ger mnns In Brooklyn who shoul 1 ln n.-ilted. The German voters were not after spoils, and by uniting and taking nn active part In politics during tho coming campaign they could secure good government. HASTINGS SPRINGS A BOMB. Tho Governor Calls for Itemised nillo In Lefts latlve Expenditure. IlARRtsBDRa, Pa.. July 16. Gov. Hastings has caused a sensation by calling upon the chief clerks of the Senate and Houso to give Itemized statements of the salaries ot all the officers and employees of tbe Legislature, nnd upon tho Chairmen and members of investigating com mittees for itcralzod statements of their ex penea. This means a general overhauling of nil tho expense bills. It Is the first time in tho history of tbo State that this has occurred. Oleott Makes Itoam for Six Republicans. Dlstrlot Attorney Oleott yesterday usked for the resignations of Edward V. Green, clerk in the Supreme Court nt $1,300; Cornelius Leary, who has been clerk in Part II. of General Ses sions for eleven years nt (1,300; William Gal lagher, clerk ot Part IV., who has been twenty eight years In the public serrhe and received 91,300; William H. Broderlrk, chief of thosub pcrna servers t $1,400; I'hnrlrs Grossweller, tlerk to the Grand Jurynt tfl.300, and John Crelghton, record clerk in the indictment bureau nt 1,200, Their successors wdl be appointed on Monday from candidates selected by tbe Re publican County Committee. letaeaweber for Tom Salllvans Job. Collector Georgo It, Bldwell has Indorsed ths application of John Rclsenwober of the Nlue tronth Assembly district for the restaurant privileges of tLo Custom House and has rent a lotter to thodepartment in Washington recom mending that tho application be granted. Tim Sulllvnn got liiii plaoo for Tom Sullhan under tbo last Administration. ICdward M. Shepard Ptrtuao. Mr. ICdwnrd M, Shepard, the leader of the Na tional Democratic organization in Brooklyn, made this statement csterday: "If any political body. Democratic or Repub lican, makes alleglanco to gold or silver, or to any other sheerly national proposition, n test in our coining municipal clcctluu, 1 am hostile to that body' llnnua Men In the Saddle nt Cleveland. 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