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Government Summary of the
General Conditions.
A Large Portion of It Will Probably
Prove a Fair Crop.
>orthne»i Receive* a Refreshing
Baptism and the Crop*
Are Saved.
"Washington, July —The weather bu
reau's weekly summary of crop conditions
is as follows:
The states of the middle Rocky Moun
tain and Missouri and Mississippi valleys
Lave experienced another, the third con
secutive week of intense heat, the maxi
mum temperatures over a large part of
these districts ranging above 100 daily
during the week, many stations reporting
from 100 to 107. With an almost entire
absence of rain the crops in the region
tamed have been subjected to most nu
favorable conditions. To the eastward of
the Mississippi river very high tempera
tures have also prevailed, but the heat
has been less intense and Its effects not
so serious as in the districts to the west
ward. On the Atlantic coast very favor
able temperature conditions have pre
vailed, with abundant rains, excessive and
damaging in portions of the middle and
south Atlantic states. On the Pacific
coast it has been cool and dry, with frost
in Washington on the 12th.
The corn crop as a whole in the great
corn slates of the central valleys haa
materially deteriorated and has sustained
serious injury over the western portion of
ihe corn belt, especially in Missouri, Ne
braska, Kansas and Oklahoma. A very
large part of the crop is late, however,
and this has withstood the trying con
ditions of drought and heat remarkably
well and with early rains will still make
a fair crop. This is practically applicable
io lowa, Nebraska and portions of Kan
sas and northern Misouri.
The following stations report rain during
the 24 hours ending 8 a. in. July 16-
Springfield, 111., .01; Kansas City, '.02;
Springfield. Mo., trace; Fort Smith, Ark.,
.14; Wichita, Kan., .lv; Omaha, Neb., .78;
Valentine, Neb., .18; Huron. S. D., .08; Min
neapolis, .30; Cheyenne, Wyo., .08.
The early corn in central and southern
Missouri, portions of eastern Kansas,
Arkansas and the central and -west gulf
states has been irreparably injured. In
the upper Ohio valley corn, while needing
rain, has improved, and in the Atlantic
coast districts the crop has made excel
lent progress.
The winter wheat harvest Is about fin
ished, except in the more northerly por
tion of the Atlantic coast districts, where,
In some sections, it has been retarded by
rain. Harvesting has begun in the north
Pacific coast region under very favorable
Over the southern portion of the spring
wheat region spring wheat has ripened
prematurely, and the general prospect is
less promising than previously reported.
In the northern portion, however, the out
look continues favorable. Harvesting is
expected to begin in northern Minnesota
by the 18th. In Oregon spring wheat is
needing rain.
Oats have suffered in common with other
crops from the heat and drought in the
states of the central valleys. Harvesting
is now progressing in the more northerly
Haying has been retarded by rains in the
New England middle Atlantic states, but
has made good progress in the Ohio and
upper Mississippi valleys. The yield will
be very light In the states of the Missouri
and central Mississippi valleys, but a good
crop Is generally indicated in the lake
region, upper Ohio valley and extreme
Except in the Carollnas and Florida,
cotton is generally well cultivated, and
over the greater part of the central and
western district is standing the drought
The prospect for apples has been greatly
lessened, especially over the central val
leys, as a result of heat.
Rain Falls in Time to Be the Salva
tion Of (>U|IK.
Omaha, July 16. —Eastern Nebraska and
western lowa received to-day an inch or
more of rain, which began falling at 2
a. m. and relieved the exteded drought
and heated term. The mercury was down
<o 68 at 7 o'clock. Rains also are re
ported in the Black Hills.
Kansas City. July 16.—Rain fell over an
area of elgthy miles around Kansas City,
to-day. At Lawrence, Kan., it was the
first moisture in twenty-six days. Ot
tawa, Wellsvllle and Toronto, Kan., and
Caraden Point, iAo., also report gooJ
rains. Although some fields are reported
too far gone to be saved, it is believed
late corn will be greatly revived. In the
three Missouri counties east of Kansas
City, the crop is reported in prime con
dition. The temperature here at 11 a. m.
was 93.
Miami county, Kan., experienced a good
rain last night, the first since April 13.
It came too late and early crops in that
county are reported a total failure.
Chicago, July 16.—At 10 a. m. the tem
perature here wae 85 —the hottest in some
days. High humidity added to the general
There are indications of showers late
this afternoon or to-night. As a result
of the continued hot, dry weather, veget
ables are attaining record prices. Pota
toes show an increase of 25 per cent,
products of oats and corn 10 to 25 p«r
cent; fruit and vegetables 10 to 30 per
Sweet corn is 100 per cent higher than
a year ago, and cucumbers have quad
rupled in value. i i Complaints from all
parts of the west claiming a big short
age in vegetables have been received
here. Many points which last year
shipped to Chicago. are now, in this mar
ket buying for the home account.
At 11 a. m. the temperature was 90, but
during the next two hours it declined to
83. . : •.,':.■■;„-■"-' '■'
ThU Condition Will Reduce Damage
'- Done by Heat.
For the week ending to-day Minnesota
crop conditions are summarised as follows
in the bulletin issued by. the weather bu
reau: . „ . .■•■..•_.-■.
The week has been a. dry one, the largest
•mount of rain , boing .05 of an inch at
„,' Continued on Second Page. /
French Minister of Public Works
the Target.
She Claims She Merely Fired In the
Air Because of Her Husband*
Paris, July 16.—P. Baudin, minister of
public works, was shot at while driving
to a cabinet meeting at the Elysee palace
to-day. The author of the attempt upon
the life of M. Baudin was a woman, who
was accompanied by a 10-year-old child.
She approached M. Baudin's carriage, and
suddenly drawing a revolver, fired at the
minister. M. Baudin was not hit, and
proceeded to the Elysee palace.
The woman was arrested and gave her
name as Olgewska, and said she lived at |
Naterre. Her husband is a Pole, and was
an anarchist at Nice until 1894.
Madame Olgewska asserts that she had
no Intention of hitting M. Baudin, but
that she fired her revolver in the air to
draw attention to an alleged grievance of
her husband. Her husband is described
as Count Olgewska, a naturalized
Frenchman, holding a government re
ceivership in the neighborhood of Parf.s.
He believes he is being deprived of mon^y
due him by the ministry of foreign «;f
Mme. Olzewsky appears, according to
later accounts, to have fired her pi.'srtol
in the air when M. Baud'in's carriage was
passing. She said she thought M. Del
casse (minister of foreign affairs) was in
the carriage. The grievance was based
upon the fact that in 1896 her husband,
Count Olzewsky, was inveigled from
Nice across the frontier to Italian terri
tory, where he was arrested on fals,e de
nunciation as a spy. He was released a
month later and asked the French gov
ernment, through the ministry of foreign
affairs, to demand of Italy the payment
of 100,000 francs compensation, assert
ing that his arrest had ruined h!« busi
ness. He received from the foreig.ji office
sums amounting to 9,800 francs, and his
position as tax collector, or receiver for
the government, was worth 2,800 francs a
year. He and his wife were dissatisfied,
and frequently pestered M. Delcasse.
Mme. Olzewsky -was so importunate that
she was several times expelled from the
building of the department of foreign af
fairs. She knew neither M. Delcasse nor
M. Baudin. She declares that M. Delcas'se
owes her considerable money for informa
tion and services rendered in France.
It I* Offered for Probate and Ad-
ministrators Appointed.
Trenton, N. J., July IS. —Former United
States Attorney General Grig&s, represent
ing John S. Barkalow and William Penning
ton, two of the three executors of the will
of the lftte Jacob 3. Rogers, appeared before
Chancellor Magic to-day and offered the will
of the deceased for probate in the prerogative
court. Theodore B. Rogers, the third execu
tor named in the will, did not Join in the
petition. Mr. Griggs stated that several ca
veats had been filed and the chancellor fixed
Sept. 16 for the taking of testimony and the
hearing of argument as to' why the will
should not be probated.
Mr. Griggs then presented a petition aak
ing the court to appoint the three executors
as administrators pendente lite to take charge
of the estate pending the decision on the
probation of the will. He stated that there
is a large amount of securities locked up
in Mr. Rogers' safe in New York which it
is necessary to look after. There were rail
road stocks, he said, wfaere it was necessary
that subscriptions be made for the proper
proportion of a proposed increase in the cap
ital stock of those companies. The court
at once granted the petition.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the resid
uary legatee under the Rogers will, waa rep
resented by Robert W. De Forrest. He joined
in the petition for the appointment of the
He Telia lowaim Why He Thinks tbe
liners Will Win.
Special to The Journal.
Dcs Moines, lowa, July 16. —Hercules
D. Viljoen said to-day that he believed
the Boer war would be ended before the
close of the year, that it would end In
the independence of the two republics
and in certain advantages to the Boers
in Cape Colony, and that the breaking
of the ties which bind Cape Colony to
Great Britain would not affect Cecil
Rhodes for the reason that Rhodes is
dying from alcoholism.
Viljoen is here to raise money for the
distressed and suffering of South Africa
under authority of Special Commissioner
Voljoen says that the Hottentot women
are doing more to defeat the British sol
diery than any other one agency. The
Hottentots, he says, are the filthiest peo
ple on earth. Between the climate and
disease the British deport 3,000 soldiers
a month, more than they can possibly
enlist. In Viljoen's opinion the time has
gone by for intervention.
Canadian Government Decides Upon
a Xew Steamship Service.
Ottawa, Ont., July 16.—The department
of trade and commerce has decided to
establish a fast Atlantic steamship serv
ice. The government appears to have
been influenced in coming to its decision
by seyeral considerations. First, there is
a belief that while the Canadian route,
affording as it does the shortest sea voyage
between this continent and Europe, is
bound to become the popular one in time,
diversion of the best-paying passenger
traffic from the New York route will be
gradual. There is also the requisite of
freight accommodation for the transpor
tation of perishable products, but the
dominant Influence is doubtless the hope
that in a few years the jealousy on the
rival Canadian ports will have disap
peared and public opinion will have set
tled upon the port which permits of the
shortest ocean voyage as the Canadian
terminal for a fast Atlantic steamship
DeWitte's Son-in-Law on the Tariff
London, July 16.—M/ Michael Mering of
Kieff is here. He is a son-in-law of M.
deWitte, Russian minister of finance, and
also president of the Bank of Commerce
at Kieff, besides being head of the largest
sugar refinery in that city. ;
On the tariff dispute between the United
States and Russia, M. Mering said: - .
I don't think there will be any protracted
trouble. The amount of sugar exported from
Russia ;to America is bo small that the differ
ence in duty Is not worth quarreling over.
Unless there is something. behind this matter
it ought to be . settled without any difficulty.
Russia would take no:, part in any anti-
American combination, such • as . the London
papers have been suggesting. , Why should
we? America and : Russia should 'be good
friends always. We buy American machinery
in \ preference to ; any . other, and our trad*
relations are of ' the best.; There ;is nothing
that we > should j quarrel over. Of course, 1
cannot; say , what • the • two -'governments - may
have "in their minds ;about this matter, but'
I , speak simply! of j the Russian people,' who
are most friendly disposed itof America &ad i
the Americans. . j
Immigrants by Way of Can-
Ada to Be Sifted.
I V ; ... ■ . ■ ■• -.-■■• *?:&;.
Steamship Companies That Failed
• to Keep Their Agreement.
Important Change In Regulation*
Made by the Postmaster
. General. _ -\.j* : ■V,
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«,* <> The Journal Bureau. Boon* MS, Pott
Building, Washington.
Washington, July 16.—New regulations
covering the entry of immigrants by way
of Canada will soon be issued by the
Nl _^^ _—^^ '^ -^-*-^"^^^ 3* "*^""'g <H ■"■?_"
treasury department. A year or more ago
an Stttempt was made to prevent the im
portation of undesirable immigrants by
agreement with the steamship companies
whose vessels ply between European ports
and Quebec. This was not altogether suc
cessful, as many persons who would have
been denied admission at United States
ports were alfowed to land at Quebec, and
eventually found their way into this coun
try despite the vigilance of inspectors.
It was then decided that more inspectors
should be stationed along the entire Can
adian frontier, but the steamship compa
nies made a strong plea to the department
not to put such a radical measure into
effect. Arguments were made by formeir
Assistant Secretary Charles S. Hamlin of
Boston on behalf of the steamship compa
nies, and a better observance of last year's
agreement was promised. This promise
has not been lived up to, and the de
partment is now prepared to adopt strin
gent regulations to prevent illegal immi
President McKln-
END OF FRIGATE ley has been asked to
order the sale of the
MINNESOTA. old frigate Minneso
ta, as recommended
by fche board of survey ten days ago. Un
der the law the president is the only per
son who can dispose of the vessel. An
advertisement of sale will be made as soon
as the president acts, and will run for four
weeks in some newspapers In the east, and
at the end of that time the sale will be
held at the Boston navy yard, where the
old hulk now ltes. The contractor will
remove her to some safe spot, set fire to
her and gather up the copper and other
metals and sell them for junk.
Postmaster General
NEW ORDER ON : Smith has made "an
important change'ln
DELIVERY BOXES, the regulations rela
tive to. the kind 'of
rural free delivery boxes that may be
used on any one route. Under the regu
lations first adopted it was required that
only one style of box could be._used ion a
route, so that the carrier would have to
carry only one box key. The " ; new order
provides that patrons on i one route may
uae any or all of :the, fourteen approved
boxes,, and the | carrier will have to „be
provided with keys for all styles on" his
This order was made In consequence of
protests recently filed at the department
that certain box makers had . a monopoly
in certain section of the country and no
other box could get , in. It was really a
fight between the makers of the fourteen
boxes approved by the postmaster general,
which was decided •in favor of _- the ones
wjio wanted: to invade territory which cer-
manufacturers had aseumed to be
their exclusive property. ■ ';. /'i. "
1 Reports have * recently been j sent from
Washington that there was to be a change
made in . the headquarters of ~- rural free
delivery divisions and:that new divisions
were to ;be created. One -was to have
headquarters at St. Paul. i Superintendent
Machen \of the rural I free delivery , service
said-to-day, that the northwestern terri
tory -will continue to :be s under the super
vision of In«pector Dice at ladiaaapolis,
and that no changes, are contemplated.
Most of the Montana Posses
Give Up the Hunt for
Train Robbers.
Special to The Journal.
Great Falls, Mont., July 16.—The chase
after the Great Northern train robbers has
practically been given up. Most of the
men composing the posses are now on
their ways home. A message from the
Great Falls poss"e says that it will be
home to-morrow, as it has given up iv
The men now realize that they have
been on a wild goose chase and they do
not propose to continue it further. They
went to the Little Rockies under the posi
tive statement that the men were thero
and were carefully guarded, but upon
reaching that place they found that no
body there had the faintest idea where the
robbers were or who they were. The au
thorities had absolutely nothing tangible,
despite all the stories. There is, in fact!
no proof that the men have been seen
since they rode slowly away from the train
they held up.
It has been confidently stated that the
crime was perpetrated by "Kid" Curry,
Longbaugh and a man named Jones, who
is well known to the authorities of Mon
tana. Perhaps it was, but if all these
News Rumor—Kitchener may retire.
men should walk Into camp and submit to
arrest, there is not one iota of evidence
upon which to convict either or any of
them. The chase for the bandits has been
entirely based on the pipe dreams of a
few men under Sheriff Griffith of Valley
county. They still remain in the neigh
borhood where the robbers are said to
have been and will search the brakes of
the Missouri, but, practically speaking,
the chase has been abandoned.
Criticizes the Ohio Democracy and
Say* Free Silver In Still It.
Lincoln, Neb., July 16. —In comment on
the platform adopted by the Ohio demo
cratic committee, W. J. Bryan in the
Commoner criticizes the convention for
Its failure to reaffirm the Kansas City
platform and what he regards as the
weakness of some of the planks it did
adopt. Mr. Bryan insists the convention
made a mistake in making him an iseue,
and says:
Mr. Bryan is not a candidate for any office,
and a mention of him might have been con
strued by some as an indorsement of him for
office. The vote should have been upon the
naked proposition to indorse the platform of
last year, and then no one could have ex
cused his abandonment of democratic prin
ciples by pleading his Olslike for Mr. Bryan.
The convention not only failed, but refused
to indorse or reaffirm the Kansas City plat
form, and from the manner in which lE©
gold element has rejoiced over this feature of
the convention one would suppose that the
main object of the convention was not to
write a new platform, but to repudiate the
one on which the last national campaign was
The gold papers assume that the convention
refused to adopt the Kansas City platform
because It contained a silver plank. If so, it
would have been • more courageous Ito > have
declared openly for the gold standard. If the
gold standard is good, it ought to have been
indorsed—if bad, it ought to have been de
nounced. To ignore the subject entirely was
inexcusable. The money .question- is cot; yet
out of politics. 1- •'.:":■:'.' ■-:-..;■
Large Number of New Appointment*
Washington, July 16.— president to
day, made the following appointments:
1 Colonel, Artillery—'David H. Kenzle. ;*i
Lieutenant Colonel,; Artillery— 3G.
Greeneou'gh, Selden A. Day. " „■■ - -- '^
.. Major, Artillery—Edward Davis, Joseph M.
Catiff, Charles W. Hobbs, Claremont L. Best,
John D. C. Hoskins.
Captain, ' Artillery^-Samuel A. : Kephart,
Loula R. Burgess. - '
Captain, Cavalry-TMortimer O. Bigelow. :
.: Second ■:■ lieutenant,V; Infantry—Jason- M.
• Walling, <NorrisSlayton,; John K. Cowen. '
;■ Captain,; Porto Rico Provisional Infantry—
Orval P. also a large number of (
: first and „ second "i lieutenants, provisionally, ■!
for Philippine scouts. V* -
_• The most i' curious -. cemetery Is ; situated
at Luxor, ,on."the"; Nile. Here repose the
mummified bodies ot millions of sacred
Change Comes O'er the Spirit
of Our Dreams.
Secretary Root Remodels the Taft
Commission's Work.
Another Decision Front That Tri
bunal Neeetmary Before the Tar
iff Can Be Promulgated.
Hew York Sun Special Sorv/oo
Washington, July 16. —The problem of
the Philippine tariff has been complicated
by the supreme court decisions in the in-
sular cases and has caused Secretary Root
to alter his Original program.
The intention at first was to permit the
Taft commission to work out a tariff
schedule and have this go into effect as
part of the civil government about the Ist
of July. The commission performed its
part and sent the schedule to Washington.
It has for some days been laying on Seq
retary Roofs desk. Now it is announced
that it will not be promulgated for two
months after it is sent back to Manila and
it is also stated at the war department
that the work of the Taft commission has
been revised by the secretary. Meantime
the provisions of the proposed tariff law
are scrupulously withheld from the pub
There is the best reason for believing
that the new tariff schedule will not be
promulgated until another decision has
been rendered by the supreme court. The
fourteen diamond rings case, which Is
still pending, will doubtless be decided
soon after the supreme court meets again
in October and this decision will deter
mine the legality of the tariffs under the
military regime. It may also throw light
on the court's attitude on the general
question of Philippine tariffs under a civil
government. If the decision is favorable
the secretary of war will promulgate his
tariff schedule as a military order, keeping
up the fiction of a military government
and a condition of war in the Philippines.
It is important that the tariff shall be
labeled as a military measure, for the
decisions in the Porto Rican cases settle
the fact that as a civil measure it would
be void. It is largely on this account that
Secretary Root has gone through the mo
tion of altering the work done by the
civil commission and making the tariff
schedule the product of his own labor.
Ministers to Organize to "Uplift the
Denver, July 16.—The ministers of this
city are considering the advisability of or
ganizing a vigilance committee. Although
it is against the thugs that the ministers
will primarily direct their attention, the
work which they propose to do at once is
only preliminary to the really gigantic
scheme they have under consideration,
looking to the uplifting of the entire com
munity. They propose to establish an or
ganization as far reaching as Tammany,
but with a, view to establishing law and
order instead of political supremacy. The
plan for this organization was prepared
by a judge now on the bench.
Seattle, Wash., July 16.—Late advices from
Dawaon, under date of Jnue 28, state that the
gold shipments to the outside this year have
amounted to ?5,000,000 to date. Over $3,000,
--000 of this sum went down the Yukon and is
going out by the way of St. Michael and the
balance has come up the river. News has
just been brought from the mouth of the
Hootalinqua river by steamer that a placer
strike has been made on Lake creek, a trib
utary to Lake Teslln, the source oX the Hoo
ialinejaa. No particulars.
Number of Steel Workers Out Is
. Placed at 74,000 by a Re
vised Estimate.
Full List of Plants Affected-Presi-
dent Shaffer Discourages Strike
<§> Pittsburg, July 16.— revised list of the plants of the three combinations -<$►-
♦ affected by the strike was prepared to-day, together with the number of skilled <§>
<?> workers. In the mills of the American Tin Plate company, twenty-five men *<$>
<«> are employed in three turns, in each as follows: ' ;•» , ♦
♦ ' Roller, rougher, doubler, doublers' helper, heater, heater's helper, catchers <$>
♦ and screw boy and one shear man, who does the work for three turns /with ''<$>
♦ > two openers. Each mill's full quota; of skilled men is twenty-seven. The <^
♦ tin plate combination, employs at its 270 mills 7,290 skilled workers. , Of this '<&
♦ number 6.966 are on strike, and 324 are working at the National works at <$>
♦ Monessen. ' '■■-■■'ii • ♦ •
♦ ■ The correct list of idle tin plate mills is as follows: - . <$>
<*> • . -■- -■■:;- :-..-■ .;■. . . '; :•■ ■■■ <}: ' )'' :! : '
♦ Atlanta, Atlanta ...... 6 Ellwood, Ellwood City, Monongahela, P'tsb'rg..l4 ♦
♦ Banfield, Irondale, Ohio 4 Pa ........:.."..../. 6 Moorwood, Gas City ♦-*
♦ Beaver, Lisbon. 0hi0... 7 S Falcon, Niles, 0hi0".... 6 Ind 8 - <§>
<$> Canonsburg, Canonsb'g, '■ Great Western, Joliet, Newcastle, Newcastle <$>
'*'•■•■ Pa ..........:..' 5 111... ............ 4 Pa .. ......20 '.<§>
<*> Champion, Muskegon, Humbert, : Connell s - Pittsburg, New Ken- <$>
<«> Mich.......... ........ 8 ville, Pa ............ 6 sington. Pa ....:...; 6 <$>
3> Crescent, Cleveland ... 6 Irondale, Middlet on, Reeves, Canal Dover.. 6 '<&
<$> Cumberland, Cumber- Ind ."....".... 6 Shenango, Newcastle...3o <$>
<S> land, Md ...........: 5 La Bella, Wheeling. ...10 Star, Pittsburg ......:. 8 ♦
<$> Cambridge, Cambridge, Laughlin, Martins Fer- United States, McKees- <$>
♦ Ohio ................ 6 ry, Ohio .32 port 11 <$>
1 ■ : - .- ■ 'A "... • ' ■ ♦
<*> The Amalgamated men employed on each turn in a sheet mill number 15, as r <§>
<£> follows: Roller, rougher, catcher, pair heater, heater, heater's helpers, doubler, ♦
<$> matcher, shearman, shearman's helper, three openers and two lifters. Each <$>
<s> mill employs 450 skilled men. The American Sheet Steel company employs <S>'
♦ 4,470 skilled men in its 166 mills. Of this number 2,250 # skilled men arer at <»
<$> work at 50 mils that have not been closed by the strike. * They are: Vander- <$>
<$> grift, 27 _, mills; Kirkpatrick, Leechburg, 6 mills; Saltsburg, 3 mills; Old <$>
<B>. Meadow, 6 mills, and Scottdale, 8 mills. . <J>
♦ . The number of skilled men on strike is 5,220 at the following plants: , <»
<S> :: ■','■'<:. '':'■■ : l -,«■-'■: '■■•\y : "v. ■,'' i,'-::r. : --;-;■-.. ..-.'■■. -.l^' ' '*/<^
<$> Cambridge ; Works, Cambridge, 0..... 7 Midland Works, Muncie, Ind ........7 <3>
! <$> Canton Works, Canton, 0hi0.:.: 6 New Philadelphia Works, New Phila- ♦
<?> Chartiers Works, Carnegie 3 : delphia, Ohio ......;..'........ 9 ♦
<$> Dennison Works, Denison, Ohio .4 Piqua Works, Piqua, Ohio 4 <§>
-,<s> Dresden Works, Dresden, 0hi0......4 Reeves' Works, Canal Dover, Ohio.. <$
♦ Falcon. Works, Niles, Ohio .......... 6\ Struthers Works, Bridgeport, Ohio.. 8 <S>
<$> Hyde Park Works, Hyde Park, Pa... 5 Wellsville Works, Wellsville, Ohio.. 6 <£
<*>: Laufman Works, Paulton, Pa v .3-W. D. Wood Works, McKeesport....ls <$>;
.♦ :.'-':- ' * I '■.- ;■•: -v----:'^- --./", ■.■.;■ ■'■ ■ - .;'.- • . ' :■; • ' : &
♦.- ;- „In ' the American Steel Hoop company there are 7,000 skilled workmen, and ;♦<
"$> ' all but 260 at the Duncansville plant are - idle.' The plants affected are: ".". "^:^*^~
<$> William Clark's Sons & Co., Pittsburg; J. Painter. & Sons, Pitts- - V,"*^...
♦ _ burg; Lindsay & McCutcheon, Pittsburg; Monessen Steel Co., Mones- -^
♦ sen. Pa.; - Union Iron | and Steel Co., Youngstown, Ohio., including <S>
<$> mills at Youngstown, Warren and Girard, Ohio; P..1. Kimberly & Co., : <§>
<$>. Sharon, Pa., and Greenville, Pa.; Aetna Standard Works, Bridge- ;<&
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♦ Ohio: <S>
♦ - This makes 19,000 skilled workmen out at present. It is estimated, that <§>
♦ the unskilled labor in the various mills affected by the strike will run ; total ♦
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Pittsburg, July 16.—There were no new
developments in the great steel strike
during the early hours of the second day.
All the plants closed yesterday were shut
down tight and matters about the Painter
mill, Lindsay and McCutcheon, Clark's
Solar iron works, the Monongahela and
Star tin plants were quiet. It is stated
that Painter's mill was in partial opera
tion, but the only men at work were a
few Hungarians who were cleaning up
about the yards. Replying to the rumor
that the management has brought a
strike breaker from Alabama, Assistant
General Manager Harper said: "We can
break our own strikes." Superintendent
Albreeh said the plant would be running
in full within a few days.
Speculation as to the probable settle
ment of the strike is active in all circles,
and among business men and manufac
turers generally the concensus of opinion
is that the combine officials and Amal
gamated officials will get together be
fore long and adjust the differences.
Some of the manufacturers were emphatic
in stating that it would be arranged with
in forty-eight hours, yet they could give
no positive information of any movement
on foot to start negotiations.
>'ot in the Sympathy Bumlucss.
In regard to the threat of President
Shaffer to call out the workmen in the
other union plants of the United States
Steel corporation, made on Saturday,a sig
nificant statement from him to-day that
Just now he was not in the sympathetic
strike business, is looked upon as meaning
that for the present the men will be al
lowed to continue at work. President
Shaffer this morning said he was entirely
satisfied with the situation. He had Just
been In communication with George Pow
ell, president of the American Tin Plate
Workers Protective and International as
sociation of America at Ellwood City, who
announced that his organization was in
hearty sympathy with the Amalgamated
Btrikers and the statement was untrue
that 3,000 dippery men would continue
work. It was reported that these men
had decided to continue work because of
the lack of co-operation of the Amalga
mated association when the scale with the
American Tin Plate company was adjusted
a year ago.
President Shaffer announced that strike
Large Packing Plant Burned
Wichita, Kan., July 16.—Fire to-day destroyed the packing plant of Jacob Dold
& Sons in this city. Pour large buildings were destroyed, together with about 7,000,
--000 pounds of meat in process of preparation. The loss is estimated at $650,000; in
surance, about $400,000. Four men were injured by a falling wall.
Later estimates placed the loss at $1,000,000. Employes numbering 350 are thrown
out of work. The plant will be rebuilt at once. Spontaneous combustion is sup
posed to have started the fire, which originated in the lard house.
Train Attacked, Seven Men Killed
Cordova, Mexico, July 16.—A train on the Vera Crus & Pacific railroad was at*
tacked recently by a large force of armed men at Tierra Blanca, a small station.
Seven men on the train were killed. As soon as news of the attack reached Co-wiov*
a force of Rurales was sent to the scene and is now in pursuit of members o! the
mob. Thecause of the attack is not known here. It is said to have been mad* by -mea
who formerly were employed ia the construction o< the road.
of Miners.
benefits will go to the idle men from the
time of the actual inauguration of this
strike yesterday. The association has a
substantial fund, he saye, and the men
remaining at work in plants outside of the
I big steel combine will pay liberally to
support the strike. Moreover, many of
the idle men are anxious for a vacation.
He is preparing a circular of information
on the strike. He said of it:
"It will be a circular letter to the gen
eral membership of our order stating ouf
position, argument* and expectations."
Dlsconragei Mtntiiji Strike.
When asked about President Mitchell's
statement last night. President Shaffer
I shall not ask the miners to go on such
a striae. God help the poor coal miner! He
is the best union man In the world and the
poorest paid of them all. He has trouble*
enough of his own and we have no desiro to
involve nim. But while I shall not invite on
solicit a sympathetic strike, the Amalgamated
Association stands ready at any time to effect
an alliance with the United Mine Workera
or any other kindred organization, many of
whose members are employed by the United
States Steel Corporation.
Assistant Secretary Tig-he of the Amal
gamated association returned to-day from
Monessen, Pa., where he went to or
ganize a lodge in the steel hoop mill of
that place. He reported that a lodge wil
formed with about seventy-five member*
out of the 250 men employed in the mill
and that he had succeeded la closing the
Vice President Reese reported that h«
had organized the men in the William
Clark's Sons mill, taking In the lodge 100
men out of the 500 employed, and as a re
sult the plant was closed to-day. This
mill was the only hoop plant in the city
that worked yesterday and has been non-»
union since 1889.
President Shaffer stated that there la
one mill at DOncansville, Pa., working;
and that the Scottdale and Old Meadow
plants are still at work, but nothing was
heard from Saltsburg.
Combining in One Lodge.
The Unitted States lodge of the Amalga*
mated association met this afternoon in
Allegheny and received into the lodge
sixty-five members of the other lodges who
have been working in the Lindsey and Me-
Cutcheon plant of the Steel Hoop com
pany. The intention is to combine all
workmen in the plant in the one lodge
operating in that district There were
no disturbances at the Lindsay and Mc-
Cutcheon plant to-day. Two furnaces are
running, but the strikers are not bother
ing about them. They are keeping aiway

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