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PRICE TWO CENTS. AERONAUT DUMONT He Rounds the Eiffel Tower and a Mishap Brings Him Suddenly to Earth—He Clings to a Window. Courageous Inventor of the Dirigible Balloon Declares That He Will Persevere, in His Mid-Air Exptmnents. Perls, Aug. B.—M. Santos-Dumont, the aeronaut, this morning again attempted to circle the Eiffel tower. He succeeded in rounding the tower with difficulty. The balloon was then unable to make headway against strong winds, and fell near a house la the vicinity remaining suspended for some time. M. Santos-Dumont was not injured. * Santos-Dumont started from the Pare de St. Cloud at 6:10 a. m. amid hearty cheers. His initial movements were promising, as the balloon turned around Eiffel tower, nine minutes and thirty four seconds after starting and re-headed for St. Cloud. Just over the avenue Henri Marcen, however, a Btrong gust of wind struck the eerostat. which veered violently to one side, almost simultan eously bounding backwards a distance of fifty yards. The hydrogen gas was forced from the front to the back part of the balloon, creating c sudden expansion which caused the machine to dip. Her screw touched the steel cords and broke them. M. Santos-Dumont immediately stopped the motor and the balloon began to descend. Unfortunately the cover of the aerostat struck the corner of a six-story building. A report like the shot of a cannon fol lowed. The balloon collapsed and fell rapidly. Luckily the frame caught on the coping of the building and the balloon remained suspended, otherwise Santos-Du mont would have been killed. Half Hour of Deadly Peril. As It was the aeronaut hung in a most dangerous position in mid-air for half an hour, until by a great effort he suc ceeded in catching the iron bar of a win dow to which he clung until rescued with some difficulty by the use of ropes. The balloonist escaped without a scratch, howaver. The explosion of the ualloon attracted enormous crowds and the reception of Santos-Dumont upon reaching the street was most enthusiastic, many ladles clinging to his neck and kiss- Ing him repeatedly. As Santo*-Dumont superintended the re MORE MILLS ARE OPENED Hint of Probability of Troops Being Used. GOMPERS IS ON HAND Uncertainty as to the Attitude of American Federation. SHAFFER SAYS HEN ARE SCARCE He Also Declares He Cannot See Where tbe Raw Material Is Coming* From. : Pittsburg, Aug. B.—President : : Shaffer and President Gompers : : of the American Federation of : : Labor, were in conference during : : the morning. The latter came t : here last night from Atlantic : : City, accompanied by Secretary : : Morrison and reached the strike : : headquarters unobserved. The : : result of the conference is of the : : greatest importance to the strik- : : ers. Thousands of the federation s : men work side by side with the : : Amalgamated men and their pol- : : icy as to the strike will be vital- : : ly important. Besides, the fed- : : eration has a vast membership : : and its financial assistance is : : an important consideration. : Pittaburg, Aug. B.—The "Farm" mill of the Lindsay & McCutcheon company in Allegheny was started this morning with nonunion men. Early yesterday after noon the fires were lighted and every thing was placed in readiness for reeum ,ng work. No opposition was met with .rom the striking mill men, for almost to x man they are working in other union mllle. They were away with their work when the Farm mill was started. Guards patrolled every entrance to the mill and it was next to impossible for a stranger to gain admission to the mills while the preparations for starting were being made. The mill that was put into operation is a finishing mill and manu factures half-inch steel hoops. It is one of three finishing mills in the Lindsay & McCutchen establishment. There is an other mill in the works which turns out billets, but neither it nor the other two finishing mills were started this morning. It Is reported that an attempt will be made to start these just as soon as men can be secured. Few of the strike-breakers were taken into the mill until almost time for the starting whistle to blow, and everything NEARLY KILLED moval of the machine he said he wai quite ready to recommence operations. M. Deutsch, who offered the prize of 100,000 francs for the rounding of the Eiffel tower and the return to the start ing point within a given period of time, was so affected by the danger that San tos-Dumont had passod through that he told him that he would rather present him the prize at' once than to see him kill himself with his experiments, but the balloonist replied that he had rounded Eiffel tower in such a short period of time that he considered the result too satis factory to permit the relinquißhment of his attempts in the future. Told by Dumont. M. Santos-Dumont gave the following account of his trip: This time it is not the fault of the motor, which worked admirably. It was the bal loon which caused the accident. I rounded the Eiffel tower with admirable speed, as I had a favorable wind, and was already re turning over the Bois de Boulogne when the wind freshened suddenly and struck me sideways. Like a ship in a storm the balloon pitched and rolled, - now and then recovering Its normal position. Another sud den veering of the wind caused the front of the balloon to pitch downward and the ropes connecting it with the frame caught in the propeller, which struck the balloon wires. They broke. I saw the danger and my only thought was to descend as quickly as possible. This I was doing successfully-, but 1 was driven by a contrary wind in the direction of the Eiffel tower. Again the breeze veered and threw me against a building. The balloon burst like a toy gas balloon and the frag ments fell, completely covering me. The rest you know. I am unhurt. 1 have not a scratch and will soon recommence. The motor is uninjured. I have worked It for ten minutes. I will now send It to St. Cloud and set it to work repairing the balloon. It is Blmply a matter of sewing the pieces to gether. The cause of the accident was that the balloon was insufficiently filled. I knew this. The ventilator also worked badly. M. Deutsch, who was present at the start, said: I am afraid the experiments will not be conclusive, as his balloon will always be at the mercy of the wind, which rs not the kind of airship we Lave dreamed of. was as quiet as a cemetery until that time except for the noise of a few laborers working on repairs. It required the find ing of only twenty mill men to start the Farm mill, for all the laborers needed were easily obtainable. Little or no excitement prevailed in the neighborhood, because practically none of the strikers from the McCutcheon mills were at home. A watchman said early this morning, however, that there prob ably will be a large and curious crowd along the railroad in the mill yards to day watching the operations, and he pre dicted that there might be trouble. Combine Claims Victory. The steel corporation counts the re opening of the Lindsay & McCutcheon mill a material victory over the strikers, while the latter insist that the company has not sufficient men to keep the mill in operation. There was no disturbance over the reopening of the mill. Most of the men who struck at the mill have found places in independent plants, and when the start was made there was no body on hand to offer opposition. The steel officials are elated at their success at the Wellsville, Hyde Park and Lindsay & McCutcheon plants, and are preparing to open other mills. They have tires alighted ai the Painter mill, and may produce the men needed to start up at any time. There has been no violence as yet, but it is predicted here to-day that if the general strike order shall become effective state troops will be needed almost at once to preserve order. The nine-inch mill of the Clark plant, Thirty-flfth street, Lawrenceville, opened this morning with forty-two men. It is claimed by the company that this makes the total number of men in the mill 463, and leaves but one mill idle. It is said the nine, ten, twelve and twenty-inch mill is now working full turn. All the men employed are non-union. By Mon day morning, the management claim the eight-inch mill will be running and the plant will be in full operation. But few strikers were seen about the place and everything is quiet. Captain Louis Brown, of the mill, said that the work turned out by the men yesterday was up to the standard, and that not a bar 1 of material was lost, something remarkable, he claimed, in a mill where the men who have not worked together before are employed. Says Men Are Scarce. President Shaffer, when shown the re port of the starting of the Lindsay & Mc- Cutcheon plant, said: There is nothing in it. I have a report from Vice-President Gibson informing me that there are only two men at the works. One is a roller and the other a common laborer. It would do them no good and would do the company harm to take from other mills and put them there, as they would only break the machinery and spoil the material. There is no place for them to get raw material, as they cannot get pud dlers to make it; so, how can they run the finishing mills. Why, I can't get puddlers for union mills. I have an order for ninety puddlers to go to work at once at the Sligo mills, on the South Side, and cannot get them. Men are wanted at St. Louis, Birm ingham, Ala., and all over the country We have advertisements in the Amalgamated Journals for all classes of skilled men, and it is impossible for us to get them. What I can't see Is how the trust can secure men to work in their mills that are on strike when we cannot get them to fill good union jobs in union mills. President Shaffer was asked as to the alleged refusal of the furnaeemen in Shenango and Mahoning valleys to come out, and said: "I have not ordered them out." The furnace men in question are in the American Federation of Labor. The question uppermost in the minds of McKeesporters is whether or not the Na tional Pipe Mills men will go on a strike Saturday night. The organized men in the pipe mills belong to the Federation of La bor, and some claim it is a question of Continued, on Second Page, THUBSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 8, 1901. BARRY CASE HEARS END STATE IS NOW IX REBUTTAL, Dr. Moore, the Jameatown Expert. Testifying To-day— Uefeuae Clone* Ita Side. Special to The Journal. Langdon, N. D., Aug. B.—The opinions of Drs. Darrow and Taylor, who followed Dr. Sweeney as experts on Barry's behalf, took only half of the time used by Swee ney. The questions were the same and having been asked Dr. Sweeney in their presence only a m«re outline was neces sary. The testimony of Darrow and Tay lor is not considered as going so far to ward establishing the insanity of Barry as that given by Dr. Sweeney. Following the close of Barry's defense, the state put on Andrew Morken, who with Sheriff Robertson and two or three more witnesses, are being examined in rebut tal. Dr. Moore, the Insanity expert on be half of the state, will testify this after noon, which brings all the evidence of the trial to a close. Many state witnesses here for rebuttal will not be called. Judge Templeton and Attorney Bangs will ad dress the Jury for Barry, two speeches being made by Judge Cochran© for the state—the opening and closing arguments. The rapidity with which the trial now promises to terminate, caused by the cur tailment of the rebuttal testimony, sur prises the court and jurors, the middle of next week having been set as more likely. The defense rested its case at the con clusion of the testimony of its ex- OUT FOR BIGGER GAME. The Animals—Those western delegates had better come down. pert witnesses. The state then took up the rebuttal and the first witness called was Charles Butter wick, who was at John Willies when Barry drove there with his sister less than an hour after the murder. Barry had his sister in the sleigh and asked for Willie, and when he was told the latter was not at home, he asked wit ness to take care of his sister, as she wa3 crazy, while he (Barry) went for the doctor. He appeared to be very much excited and his actions were not as cool and de liberate as was usual with him, but the thought did not strike witness that he was insane and the opinion of the witness was that he was not. Andrew Morken, a cousin of the mur dered man, was called to the stand Just before court adjourned. V: \ ANTI-SCHLEY letters Written to "Historian" '. ', Maclay to Be Used. Jfeu> York Sun Special Servle* Washington, Aug. & B.—Private letters written to "Historian" Maelay by officers of Sampson's fleet will figure in the pro ceedings of the court of : inquiry. This will •be ■ done at the instance "of the j bu reau of navigation. The report is being industriously . circulated that certain offi- . cers who did not criticize Schley in their official dispatches of the battle expressed other sentiments in their confidences with Maclay. ;. ; ; : Another interesting report is that a number of sailors will be put on the stand and that one of them is of such im portance that he was summoned to-day from Manila. This sailor is said to be one of the crew of the Brooklyn in the battle. Quarantined for Diphtheria. Special to The Journal. Yankton, S. D., Aug. B.—Several cases of diphtheria are reported in Yankton. The homes of Assistant Postmaster Dunn and Charles Noble are under quarantine. Loses Race With Death Chicago, Aug. 8. —A race with death from New York with Claremont, lowa, as the goal, ended here to-day with the death of John Foley. Three weeks ago the dece dent, who was a Harvard graduate and who had been employed in coast survey Kruger's Mind Giving Way London, Aug. B.—A special dispatch from Rotterdam says the mental condition of TO RATIFY TREATIES President McKinley and the Reciprocity Question STATEMENT OE CULLOM Eastern Interpretation Is That the President Favors Ratification. BABCOCK BILL NOT MENTIONED Will Special Interest* Again Pre vent Derisive Action by the Senate t From Th« Journal Bureau. Kooni 45. Pott Building, Washitigton. , , : ,_. .' Washington, Aug. 8. —Senator Cullom's interview, following his recent trip to Canton, where he saw the president, Is regarded by the politicians as being of the highest significance. He said, speaking of the work of congress next winter: I do not think there will be any tariff legislation, at least in the form of a gen eral revision of the tariff. Of course, I am not in position to speak authoritatively for the president, but I feel that I am repre senting hia ideas when I say it. There are, however, some things we ought to do which will amount to a partlai revision of the tariff. There are at present pending before the senate some ten commercial treaties. These are all of a reciprocity character, and if they are ratified will amount to a change in the tariff with the countries with which they are made. It seems to me as If it would be wise to ratify at least some of them. The forgoing words are taken to mean that the president, who always talks freely with Senator Cullom, is In favor of rati fying the reciprocity treaties rather than stirring up the republican party by en effort at general tariff revision. Senator Cullom, it will be noticed, says nothing regarding the Babcock bill, which does not come within the meaning of his words "a general revision of the tariff." As suming that what Senator Cullom says re flects the views of the president, it may be accepted as true that the latter is thinking strongly of urging the ratifica tion of the reciprocity treaties in hia mes sage to congress. It ought not to be forgotten that the principal reciprocity treaties were de feated in the flfty-sixth congress by sen ators who represented special local in terests instead of the entire country. The French treaty ran counter to certain cot ton manufacturers of New England ,and was on that account opposed bitterly by the New England senators, led on by Lodge and Aldrich. The Jamacian treaty was opposed by the California fruit grow ers, who thought they saw in it a men ace to their business success, and so the California senators would not agree to it. And several ot the senators from the mountain states, notably those from Wy- work by the government, was seized by quick consumption at Boston. Wishing to die at home he was carired aboard a train Tuesday. He became so ill last night that it was decided he must stop in Chicago for rest. He was placed in an ambulance but died while on the way to the hospital. Mr. Kruger is arousing serious apprehen sion. A specialist in nervous diseases has been summoned by telegraph from Berlin. oming, opposed several of the other treat ies because of their wool schedules. These interests, In the aggregate, controlled enough votes in the senate to prevent rat ification, and they will do so again next winter unless, happily, an awakened pub lic sentiment is developed which will con vince the senators In question that the interests of the entire country are vastly of more importance than those of any spe cial locality. MINNESOTA Miss Hannah R. Bewail of St. An- WOMAN'S WORK, thony Park, who is to prepare an article for the bureau of labor on child labor In the United States, arrived tn Washington to-day and had a long conference witty Commissioner Carroll D. Wright about the scope of the proposed Investigation. According to information furnished by Mr. Wright, Miss Sewall will visit all the centers where child labor is employed. These include mill cities In New Eng land and the middle and southern states, the coal regions of Pennsylvania and such places in the west and middle west where children are employed in considerable numbers. The scope of investigation will not include the preparation of statistics, but be directed to ascertaining the effect of labor upon children, morally, mentally and physically; whether there Is any lack of educational facilities for children who are forced to work and a general discussion of the entire subject. It is possible that Miss Sewall will be six months or more in preparing her article, as the subject is to be gone into very ex haustively and given in concise form so so as to be of most value to those in terested. There has been no investiga tion of this subject, as the commission proposes Miss Sewall shall make, and her production will therefore be remarked as a standard for use by students of so ciology. WHO WILL DO The question of whether or not some JUDGE NOYES' one will be designated to act as Judge in the WORK? Becond district of Alaska during the vacation of Judge Noyes, which is to be presented to the de partment of Justice by Mayor Giefle of Nome, on his arrival In Washington, has not been considered by the attorney gen eral or any of his assistants. On look- Ing up on the organic act for the govern ment of Alaska it appears that no provi sion Is made for Judges ad interim. In the absence of a special law on the subject officials ascume that the general law will apply. That provides that persons may be appointed temporarily to serve as Judges of United States district courts in the ab sence of the regular Judge by circuit Judges for the circuit in which the district court is located. In this case the San Francisco Judges, Morrow. Rosa and Gil bert, will have the selection if they decide It is necessary to appoint some one to serve in Judge Noyes' absence in Wash ington. It Is within their power, accord ing to officials here, to appoint some one from San Francisco who will possibly overturn some of the decisions rendered by Judge Noyes in mining cases. On the other hand, the circuit Judges in San Francisco may designate one of the judges of the first or third division of Alaska, who are given Jurisdiction over other division* in the district by the Alas kan act. In any event, if an acting Judge is appointed his decisions will have the same weight and effect as those of Judge Noyes, and there is a possibility of a grand mix-up if one is appointed. It will be interesting to know Just what they will do< —W. W. Jermane. Washington Small Talk. Postmasters appointed to-day: Mlnnesota- Ashby, Grant county, O. A. Norman; Leng £7; polk county, O. K. Ringatad; Minnesota City, Wlnona county, G. W. Dickens; Roose velt, Roseau county, Peter Turnbull. lowa- Primrose, Lee county, Henry BolHnger; Washta, Perontee county, A. D. Robertson. Montana—York, Lewis and Clark county F. R. Brewe. South Dakota—Pitrodle, Clark county, Edward Bery. Wisconsin—Garnfl, Fond dv Lac county, L. A. Ammel; Wolf Creek, Polk county, E. J. Ivereon. M. H. Alexander and C. H. Roeebrock of Owatonna, with their wives, are registered at the Raloigh Hotel. "FIRED" BY CANADA United States Special Agent Who Stopped Women Smuß&lers. Washington, Aug. 8.-—Nothing has been heard at the state department regarding the alleged action of the authorities at Windsor, Ont., in ordering Dr. Gregory, a special agent of the department, out of town* on account of his action in stop ping women from smuggling goods across the river to Detroit. It is doubted, how ever, whether Dr. Gregory's case will ever reach the department, as Dr. Greg ory was presumably outside of his juris diction in carrying his investigation into the Dominion. 10 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. SOFT COAL COMBINE ENTERS THE N. W. Pittsburg Coal Co. Is Laying Wires to Control Bituminous Coal Trade in This Section. Two Prominent Companies Reported to Have Been Bought-Negoti ations Pending for More. The Pittsburg Coal company, otherwise the bituminous coal trust, is reaching out to gain control of the soft coal trade of the northwest It is understood that the Pittsburg com pany already controls two of the big northwestern concerns, the Pioneer Fuel company and the Youghiogheny & Lehigh. These two sell more than half the soft coal consumed in the northwest. Nego tiations are eaid to be pending with the Northwestern Fuel company and the Ohio Coal company, and if these are acquired, the combine will have the whip hand in the twin cities and the northwest. S. C. Qailey, the new secretary of-the Pioneer Fuel company, who recently came from the east, is Baid to be the personal representative of the trust. He came here quietly about April 1, worked in the Pion eer Fuel company offices for about a month, and was then suddenly advanced to the important position of secretary. Mr. Galley, it is said, is looking after the in terests of the Pittsburg company in this field. Soft coal prices have weakened within JUDGE NOYES FILES ANSWER In His Communication to Attorney General Knox He Makes Denial and Accuses Rival Mining Concerns. Washington, Aug. B.—Attorney General Knox has received the answer of Judge Arthur H. Noyes, of Alaska, to the charges made against him that he used his position to his personal and financial interests in the settlement of a number of mining claims cases axlsing at Cape Nome. Judge Noyes was recently grant ed leave of absence to come on here and. Results in the Philippines Washington, Aug. B.—ln his report of a year's operations in the Philippines, Gen eral Mac Arthur gives the following statis tics from May 5, 1900 to June 30, 1901, during which time there were 1,026 con tacts between American troops and insur gents, which show the casualties on both sides: His Second Time on Earth Chicago Aug. 8.-"John the Baptist II.." or the man who designatea himself by this title, hailing from St. Cloud. Minn., met with unexpected opposition while walking down Michigan boulevard last evening. In addition to his regular paraphernalia, which includes a Bible and on hia breast a copper plate several Inches in diameter, bearing the inscription "I am John the Baptist II.," the man wore a high silk hat. to which was attached a sign "I will preach on Michigan boulevard to-night." * "Hold on, John," shouted an officer. "I am sorry to trouble you since this la your 1 second time on earth, but you'll have to cut that out. The place for angels and saints of your class is over on Clark and State streets. They never fly over this way, so. you'd want to get back in your own territory." The admonition was enough for "John." With one hand on his Bible and the other on his huge copper plate, the exhorter departed down Van Buren street. Platt Plans for Odcll Air Yamk Sun Smmolml Smpvlcm Washington, Aug B.—A persistent report in Washington during the past week has it that Senator Platt of New York is quietly informing republican leaders that Governor Odell of New York ia to be the empire state's candidate for president ltt 1904. The governor is to be renominated for his present oflice next year, and some conservative member of the Platt machine is to succeed the boss as United States senator at the conclusion of his present term. This story is generally believed by republican politicians who have heard It. They believe that Senator Platt is making known his plans so far in advance be cause he wants to inform the republicans of the western states that it will be useless for then to entertain any hope of nominating Vice-Pfesldent Roosevelt. Canada's Population 5,300,000 Mam York Sun Samel ml larv/oa Ottawa, Ont., Aug 8. —The total i population of Canada, as shown by the new census, is 6,300,000. . The 1 official , figures * will not be announced until next week, and j they are j being closely guarded to prevent premature publication. : The figures will come as a disappointment to many Canadians. The Increase Is only 466,761 over the • figures ■of ten years \ ago, or an increase lof • less than 9.7 per cent. The ' figures, when contrasted with he ,21 . per cent: increase in the population of the United; States,,' are not .as favorable jas many leading " Canadians had anticipated. The census of 1891 gave Canada a population of 4,833,239, an increase of 508,429 over the'census of 1881. ;-.y--';~.^--^ '^■&::\-':.:'?:':;;\ :"H "■ ■.■" ■" ' :;Y: ■''-,. ;■ -:■ Denver Woman Kills Two Denver, Aug. B.—Mrs. Phil Hitchcock, wife of a prominent railroad man, to-day entered the candy store of James W. Roberta and shot Mrs. Roberts, inflicting a wound which will probably prove fatal. the past two weeks, and tho break la ascribed to the tactics of the trust, which Is giving those on the outeide a taste of its power. Card prices are the same, and ton cents higher than last year. Youghio gheny is $4.15 a ton in car lots, and Hock* ing $3.95. This price has ruled for ninety days past, over the "counter. But secretly It is being cut, some say to the extent of thirty cents a ton. No one believes th« cut to be an indication of permanent lower prices should the trust gain control. Thi« has not been the history of the hard coak combine. The new deal would not affect the an thracite business in this locality. The Pittsburg company firms would still have to buy their hard coal from the anthra cite combine, and sell it as they do bow. The companies for which the trust is negotiating control their own docks at Duluth, and do an immense business throughout the northwest. Stocks at the head of the lakes are lower than usual, and there is no valid rteason for cutting prices except the one given. In the meantime, he has sent on to the attorney general a written answer to the charges that were preferred. He denies these charges in whole* and alleges that rival mining concerns are at the bottom of the charges. Attorney- General Knox will go over the papers la the case to-day and will possibly maka them public in a day or so. Americans—Killed 245; wounded 490JP captured, 118; missing, 20. Insurgents—Killed, 2,854; wounded, 1,193; captured, 6,572; surrendered, 23,095. During the same period the following} material was captured or surrendered from the insurgents: Rifles 15,693; rifle ammunition 296,385 rounds; revolvers 868; bolos 3,516; cannot* 122; cannon ammunition 10,270 rounds. Roberts followed the woman to the side walk, where she turned and ehot him three times. He fell dead. Mrs. Hitch cock was arrested. The cause of to* shooting is not known.