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WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1901.
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PITTSBURG, Pa., September 6.?The strikers lost another mill today. ^ hile the peace negotiations are pending, or sup posed to be pending, the steel trust is going ahead with its plans of disunionizing mills. If settlement is postponed much longer there will be little left to settle, for the steel trust will have more of the mills from the Amalgamated Association. W hen the time came for starting work in Mc Keesport this morning the strikers' pick ets were posted about the Demmler mill to try dissuade the old employes from en tering. A heavy fog. made denser by the black smoke of the numerous mills of the vicinity overhung the valley. Through j the murk and mist a steamboat came cau tiously feeling its way for the bank. The strike pickets were on the other side of the mill and the boat touched shore with- j out being discovered. On board were ! twenty-five more men for the Demmler mill. They were landed and escorted safely into the works. There are fifteen tin mills in the plant, and of these six are running tiiis morning. The management expects to have the oth ers going by tomorrow. Some non-union men are in the mills, but many of the old employes are back also. >'oa-l'nlun M?*n In Mill. The presence of the non-union men in sures that the mill hereafter Is to be non union. At the tube works in McKeesport over 1,000 men were at work this morning. A large number of men who applied at the gates were sent back temporarily, as the mills were not fired up nor ready for them. The steel trust has been using the big Star mills in Pittsburg as a school of in struction for non-union recruits. Today it was announced that I'M) workmen will be taken from the mill and sent to other points to open the tin mills of the trust. Some of them were In the party that made the boat landing at McKeesport. While these aggressive moves are being made by the trust the Amalgamated offi cials are still conferring among themselves. Several members of the executive com mittee arrived this morning and imme diately went into session with President Shaffer at Amalgamated headquarters. When the executive committee of the Amelgamated Association met to consider the terms offered by the steel trust, they were confronted by a serious proposition which those terms contained, namely, the loss to the Amalgamated Association of the mills that have been opened since the strike commenced, and the fact that the members of the association working in those mills who have been faithful to the i association, obeying the strike order, would have to be thrown overboard if the terms were accepted. A Serioni Proposition. 'i.>e proposition Is the most serious one the strike leaders have yet faced. Of course i the Amalgamated employes could go back ? to work in the mills, but they would have to return in their Individual capacity, and ! would not in the future have the support of the Amalgamated in making annual wage arrangements with the steel trust. The Amalgamated officials hesitate to sac rifice these colleagues, and the question now being considered is whether the good of the order Justifies the sacrifice of a few, or whether the whole body should sink or swim together. It is an exceedingly em- | barrassing situation. The leaders think that the terms offered them are harsh and cruel. They say that not only would the compromise cripple the power of the asso ciation, which started in for an expansion of power, but would work hardship upon an innocent section of the association's membership, who cast their individual lot with the order to support it In the fight. With this situation before them the ex ecutive committee is now holding a ses sion. which promises to be memorable In the history of the order. Orders to Stnrt Mills. Acting upon instructions from New York the local officials of the steel trust this afternoon Issut-d orders fur every idle mill In this section to fire up tonight and be ready to start with non-union men and such number of strikers as may be willing to return. The officials of the trust claim that many of their old men have agreed to go back to work if the latest peace ne gotiations should fall. The Intimation from New York that all negotiations were ended so far as the steel trust was concerned was a surprise to ihe Amalgamated officials. They were under the impression that they were to be given until 0 o'clock this evening to announce their final division and had arranged for another conference to commence at 2 o'clock. It is claimed that the Amalgamat ed has not up to this hour definitely de clined the ultimatum of the steel trust. The Amalgamated executive board took a recess at noon until 2 o'clock, President Shaffer declining to state whether the con ference had resulted in a definite decision. The American Tin Plate Company posted a notice in McKeesport at noon announcing the opening of the mill and giving the old employes until morning to go back to work. N. O. M. WILL IGNORE SHAFFER NOW. Steel Trust Will Resume Work With XuB-lnlon Men. NEW YORK. September 0.-It Is under stood here that it is highly improbable that the United States Steel Corporation will take any cognizance of the Amalgamated Association executive board at Pittsburg today, whatever the conclusion may be. It was learned today from an authoritative source that the time named in the tentative agreement reached by the conference here on Wednesday had expired; that the steel corporation had decided to participate in no further peace discussions and that there would be an immediate move for the gen eral resumption of work with non-union men and such strikers as were willing to return to their places. The resumption at Demmler was Instanced as the first move In the general plan of the steel corpora tion to proceed in Its operations irrespec tive of the Amalgamated Association. DISCUSS THE BOER WAR DELEGATES TO METHODIST CONFER ENCE IN HOT DEBATE. They Take Side* for and Agralnst the Policy of Great Britain. LONDON, September 6.?A stormy meet ing of the ecumenical Methodist conference resulted today from the reading by the Rev. C. W. Smith of Pittsburg, Pa., of a paper on "The Influence of Methodism in the Promotion of International Peace." The five-minute rule was adopted, and the pastors made flery speeches for and against the war in South Africa. The campaign came in for a lot of criticism, and finally the chairman ruled reference to it out of order. Many Americans took part in the discussion, but none of the more prominent bishops spoke. The speeches were punc tuated by frequent noisy interruptions and cheers and counter cheers. There was a scene of considerable disorder, and the dis cussion terminated without any conclusion being reached. The Rev. George Elliott of Detroit, say ing he had often been called a little Amer ican, bitterly denounced the war. The Rev. R. J. Cooke of Chattanooga de fended the necessity of hostilities to vindi cate a principle. The Rev. J. M. King of Philadelphia said the best solution of the question was in President MeKinley's sentences uttered at Buffalo, as follows: "The period of exclusiveness is past. The expansion of our trade and commerce is the pressing problem. Commercial wars are unprofitable. A policy of good will and friendly trade relations will prevent re prisals. Reciprocity treaties are in har mony witn the spirit of the times; meas ures of retaliation are not." The reading of President MeKinley's re marks brought forth loud applause. Robert W. Perks, a member of parlia ment. a prominent contractor and vice president of the liberal Imperial Council, deprecated the usefulness of clerical mani festos. Ht believed that some wars were necessary, but the growing tendency to ward unnecessary strife was due greatly to the influence of corrupt, unlicensed jour nalism. The Rev. E. E. Hoss of Nashville, Tenn., said it would be impertinence for the con ference to tell Great Britain what to do in South Africa. PRESIDENT VISITS NIAGARA. Will Return to Buffalo and Hold Re ception Tonight. BFFFALO, N. Y., September 6.?Presi dent McKinley and party, a few invited guests and a military escort, numbering in all about 100, left here at 9 o'clock on a special train on the New York Central railroad for Lewiston, where they will take special cars on the Great Gorge road for Niagara Falls. Arriving at the..falls, they will be driven around Goat Island and to the Interna tional Hotel for dinner. ' After dinner a visit will be made to the power house, af ter which the special train will again be boarded for the re'tUYTT'trlp to Buffalo. At 4 o'clock the Pres^tjr^t will hold, a recep tion In the Temple of Music at the Pan American grounds, -This evening~th?. Pres ident will attend a reception in his honor at the residence of George L. Williams. A special to the News from Niagara Falls says: The President's party reached here at about D:2u an,d proceeded at> once to Lewiston. The party arrived . at. Lewistorv at' !V50 o'clock There was a crowd of excursion ists at the dock waiting to take the Toron to boat, but the President's coming had evidently not been noised' about aficT nfe and his escort attracted no extraordinary atten tion. - At Lewiston the party boarded four spe cial trolley cars ef the Gorge route and were whisked up i long the river bank to Niagara Falls without making a stop. Alighting at Main and 2d streets, twenty five carriages were waiting tb take the President and party on a short tour of the city. Mayor Butler of Niagara Falls, Gen eral S. M. Welch and Captains Pagan, Chapin and White of the 05th Regiment acted as escort. The President was driven to the Bteel arch bridge and then back to the interna tional bridge, where Mrs. McKinley alight ed to take a rest until the rest of the party returned for luncheon. The party was then driven through Pros pect Park, around to Goat Island, return ing to the International Hotel, where a cold luncheon was served. After luncheon the power house was visited. From there the party returned to the pan-American exposition grounds. ATTEMPTED CRIMINAL ASSAULT. Little Girl at Hujsemtown Victim of I'uknown Urate. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. HAGERSTOWN, Md., September f> ? Shortly before midnight last night a white man giving the name of Edward Riley was arrested in the Western Maryland railroad yards in Hagerstown charged with at tempted criminal assault on Marie, the seven-year-old daughter of Charles Ecton. Today the child was taken in the pres ence of Riley and stated positively he was not the man. He is being held, however, pending further investigation. The assault was attempted yesterday evening while the girl was on her way home from school. She was accosted by a stranger, who en ticed her into an adjoining cornfield by giv ing her a few pennies. The child was bru tally treated and her clothing torn. DECADENT BRITISH TRADE. Shown by Statistic* a? to Export* to Japan. LONDON, September 6.?A consular re port of the trade with Japan says that in 1883 more than half of the Japane-se Im ports were from Great Britain; In 18DO oite tlrird were British; in 1808 less than one fourth; In 1800 a IUtle more than one fifth, and In 1000 one-fourth. While the trade of the united kingdom since 1883 has Increased less than one and one-half fold, that of the United States, and that of Germany has each grown ten fold, and the most strenuous efforts are being made by the last named two coun tries for trade extensions in the future. NO PROTEST FROM LONDON Regarding the Exclusion of Independ ence From Trial Race*. NEW YORK, September 6.?Secretary F. V. 8. OdiMe of the New York Yacht Club said today that no letter protesting against the right of the club to exclude the Lawson boat Independence from the trial races for the selection of the defender of the Amer ica's cup had yet been received. JHe de-, clined to express an opinion on the subject In advance of the receipt of the letter. The regatta committee, consisting of ex-. Commodore Kane, Chester Gr Is wold and Newberry L. Law ton, reached New York today from Newport and at once began making preparations for the race. This afternoon they will have a conference with the United States authorities about secur ing revenue cutters to control the course on the racing days. ? ? ? Famous Rssalag Horse DcatL . MARION, Ind., September 6.?Glenmoyne, a well-known running horse in 1883-1)4", died today. 8. L. Davis owned the animal at the time of death. REACHING TO ORIENT Railway Magnates Holding Impor tant Meeting in Chicago. E. 0, M'CORMiCK OUTLINES PLAN Effort to Be Made to Increase Trade in the East. BIG INTERESTS INVOLVED CHICAGO, September 6.?It was learned today that since last Monday the working heads of every road embraced in the Harri man syndicate have been holding recret sessions in Chicago, and these meetings are to continue till the end of next week. Among the officials present are J. C. Stubbs, general traffic director of the Union Pacific, Southern Pacific and Cen tral Pacific systems; E. O. McCormick, general passenger traffic manager of the Southern Pacific; E. L. Lomax, general passenger agent of the Union Pacific; Ben Campbell, general traffic manager of the Oregon railway and Navigation Company; A. L. Craig, general passenger agent of the same road, and D. E. Hurley, general pas senger agent of the Oregon short line. All of these officials brought with them their stenographers and secretaries, and are quartered at the Auditorium annex None of them are registered, and the greatest secrecy has been preserved concerning their movements. When it became known in railroad circles that the meeting was being held it was said that its object was to start h vigorous campaign for the purpose of bringing to the Pacific coast and from there to eastern centers of commerce every dollar's worth of traffic that can be diverted to this coun try from the orient. E. O. McCormick** View*. E. O. McCormick, general passenger traf fic manager of the Southern Pacific, said: "The ilttie stream of trade that started across the Pacific practically with the opening of the Philippine campaign is be ginning to increase to such an extent that it will rapidly develop into a mighty river. We believe that we have made such pro vision for this magnificent trade as will at least take care of its beginnings. We have the Occidental and Oriental lines of steamers, the Pacific mail and the Japa nese line, and vessels the equal of any on the Atlantic ocean will soon be added to each of these fleets. Our agents are now trav eling all through the orient seeking trade in every city and hamlet and planting the seed of what we believe will soon be a vast and rapidly increasing commerce." None of the other participants in the conference would discuss its real charac ter, except to state that schedules and de tails of passenger traffic were being look ed into and equalized. It is known, how ever, that one of the principal objects of the meetings, outside of the main and all important item of oriental trade exten sion, is the settlement of the proportions of traffic between the various lines em braced by the combine. ANXIOCS TO FIGHT RISSIA. People of Japan Are Hostile to t'?ar'? Ambitions. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., September 6.? Bishop John McKim of Tokio, Japan, chair man of the executive board of foreign mis sions of the Episcopal Church, is visiting his brother here. Interviewed, he said: "Japan is exceedingly anxious to fight Russia. Of the people of the mikado's realm nineteen-twentieths are eager to fight, and if it were not for Japan's foolish pride about borrowing money she could win in a struggle with Russia. "Japan's fleet is much superior to that of Russia in the eastern waters. Japan's army is larger and la made up of braver and more intffligent men than those com posing Russia's forces in China and Man churia. I think, however, that if Japan does not fight Russia very soon her chances of winning will deteriorate. Russia at pres ent has no coaling station near Japan, but in two years the Siberia railway will be completed and the forces of the czar will then be in a much better position to war against Japan and kindred eastern powers. "Japan is very much opposed to the par tition of China and Is especially desirous that Russia shall not secure a foothold in the empire, for the Japanese authorities well know that Corea, in such an event, would soon go as Manchuria went and Russia would be impregnable In a position enabling the czar to dictate to Japan. "Japan is anxious for the accomplishment o* an alliance with America and England." WANT TKOOI'S LA.VOED. New York Merchant* Complain of (iuerrillaw on Inthmnii. NEW YORK, September G.?The Evening Post says: Local merchants whose business has been affected by the depredations of the guerrilla bands operating along the Isthmus of Pannma suggest that it is about time the United States landed troops under the treaty with ColoinDia to put a stop to the disturbances which are injuring trade and threatening American property. They also declare that the shutting off of mili tary supplies to the insurgents which are being shipped from this port would do much toward ending the existing trouble. Ship captains who during the last few weeks have visited ports in Venezuela say that large supplies of arms from Belgium and Germany are being landed in that country. BOER COMMANDO C'AITIBEU. Ha]. Scobell Ba*a the Entire Force Under Lotter. MIDDLEBURG, Cape Colony, September 6.?Loner's entire commando has been taken by Major Scobell south of Peters burg. One hundred and three prisoners were captured, twelve Boers were killed and forty-six wounded. Two hundred horses also were captured. LONDON, September C.?Lord Kitch ener's report from Pretoria to the war office covering the capture of Lotter's com mando gives the figures as nineteen killed, fifty-two wounded and sixty-two captured unwounded. The prisoners include Com mandants Lotter and Breedt, Field Cornets Kruger and W. Kruger and Lieut. Shoe man. Among the killed were the two Vasters, notable rebels. The British casualties were ten killed and eight wounded. German Exporters and the Tariff. BERLIN, September 6.?The Society of .Merchants and Industrials of Berlin has addressed a circular to exporters advising them when protesting against United States customs decisions to give the fullest pos sible information regarding each case, thereby rendering a thorough investigation by the United States authorities possible. ? ? ? The Porte Seeking Settlement. CONSTANTINOPLE, September 6.?The porte, it Is said, is endeavoring to come to a direct understanding with the French claimants against the Ottoman government, hoping thus to deprive the French govern ment of Its grounds for action. ; 6:30 O'CLOCK P.M. Was Shading Hands With the Man Who Fired at Him. HOLDING RECEPTION AT THE TIME SpccUl Dispatch to The Evening Star. BUFFALO, N. Y., September 6. ?President McKinley was shot by an assassin, presumably an anarch ist, while holding a public reception in the Temple of Music, on the Pan American grounds, about 4 o'clock this afternoon. The assassin sliot liim twice, one bullet entering his right breast, and the other entering the abdomen. A detail of secret service men were near the President. They closed in on the assassin and placed him under arrest. j ^ He was taken under heavy guard to a nearby police station. The greatest excitement prevails and further details as to his identity are lacking. Thf President was shaking hajids with a multitude of people as the assassin approached him. The assassin had a handkerchief over one hand as if bandaged. As he moved forward he put out his hand presumably to shake the hand of the President He shot through the handkerchief at the President two times and each bullet took ef fect. The President wai taken to the hospital on the exposition grounds and medical aid was summoned. One of the bullets was extracted by the surgeons and everything was done to 1 make him as easy as possible. At 5 o'clock the surgeons gave out the re port that the President was con scious and resting easily* liy Associated Press. BUFFALO, N. Y., September 6 ?President McKinley was shot twice this afternoon at the Temple of Music at the exposition grounds. He is now at the hospital in the pan American grounds. He was shot by a stranger. President McKinley and party ar rived at the Pan-American grounds from Niagara Falls at 3:30. The President and Mrs. McKinley went over to the mission building. The President is fatally hurt. One shot passed through his left breast and another entered the abdo men. The President was receiving in the Temple of Music at the time. The President was shot by a well dressed' man, with whom he was shaking hands. The man, while shaking hands with the President, fired the shots with his left hand. The man is under arrest, but uni dentified. It is now said the President is con scious, and resting easily in the ser vice building. The prisoner is said to have been taken to the thirteenth district police station. As the man approached the Presi dent it is said he had the revolver covered with a handkerchief, and as he reached out his hand to shake the President's hand he fired. One Bullet Extracted. A bullet which had lodged against the breast bone has been extracted. The President afterwards rested easily. The name of the assailant is said to be Fred Nieman, and it is said that he comes from Detroit. He has resided on Broadway in Buffalo for a week. He admits that he is an anarchist, and that he is a resident of Detroit. He says he is of Polish nationality. A Detroit dispatch says, however, there is no person named Fred Nie man in the local directory. Four physicians?Dr. Mynler, Dr. Mann, Dr. Van Peyrura of this city and Dr. Lee of St. Louis?are with the President. Mrs. McKinley has not yet heard of the shooting of her husband. At 5 :45 the President was resting easy. Tried to Lynch the Anaitin. " An attempt was made to lynch the prisoner, but the police succeeded in getting him out of the grounds and locked up. There is great excitement here. The streets in front of the different newspaper offices are crowded with anxious people. Probing for Second Ball. Dr. Roswell Parke, a well-known surgeon, has arrived at the hospital and is now probing for the bullet which entered the abdomen. Police Commissioner Cooper has had an interview with Nieman, and to him the prisoner denied that he is an anarchist. The President left Canton, Ohio, for Buffalo last Wednesday to be present at the exposition on Presi dent's day, which was yesterday. He was accompanied by Private Sec retary Cortelyou, Mrs. McKinley and three of their nieces. He made an able and extended speech at the exposition grounds yesterday morning, and this speech has been the subject of much com ment, both at home and abroad. This morning the President, accom panied by his immediate family and about one hundred invited guests, took a special train from Buffalo to visit Niagara Falls. This train re turned to Buffalo this afternoon, and it was in carrying out the pro gram arranged by the exposition of ficials that the Chief Magistrate was shot. There' was no one at the White Tlouse but the employes this after noon when a Star reporter called. They had received no news other than the Associated Press bulletins. They were dumfounded at the news. The news of the shooting was a shock to the citizens of Washington, such as comes but seldom in a life time. The enormity of the crime was appalling, and many could scarcely believe that the country was again called upon to undergo the horrors attending the assassina tion of its chief magistrate. TWO NBIHAN8 IN DETROIT. One Is a Laborer, the Other ? Gardener. DETROIT, Mich., September 6. ?There are two men named Freder ick Neiman, not Nieman, as the name comes from Buffalo, in the di rectory. One is a laborer, the other a gardener. Reporters have started for the homes of each one. ? ? ? HANNA PROSTRATED. Too Much Shocked to Express Hla Feellags. CLEVELAND, Ohio, Septem ber 6.?"My God, it can't be possi ble," cried Senator Hanna this af ternoon when the Associated Press dispatch was read to him saying that President McKinley had been shot. "It is terrible and I am too much THE STAR BY MAIL. Persons leaving the city for toy period can have The Star mailed to them by ordering: It at this office, la person or by letter. Terms: 13 cents per week; 26 cents for two weeks, or 80 cents per month. Invariably la advance. The address may be chanced as frequently as desired. Always give the last address, as well as the new one. shocked to express my feelings," he added. The senator was prostrated by the news and begged that all dispatches relating to the condition of the Pres ident be telephoned to him as fast as they arrived. J. P. MORUAN HEARS THE KEWS. Great Financier Was Thnndrratrnck at the Information. NEW YORK. September 6.?? When J. Pierpont Morgan was in formed of the shooting of President McKinlev he stood as one thnnder * struck. For a few moments there was utter silence and then Mr. Mor gan turned to Mr. Satterlee, his son in-law, and communicated the news to him. At the time Mr. Morgan was told of the shooting he had his hat and cane in hand ready to go home. He at once went into confer ence with his partners, and remained inaccessible. To Protect Stocks. NEW YORK, September 6.? Immediately upon receipt of the news of the shooting of the Presi dent steps were taken to call a meet ing tonight of all the great financial interests to devise measures to pro tect the stock market. MIGHT USE THE OLYMPIA PROPOSED AS FLAGSHIP FOR EXO LISH TRIP. Regarded an Appropriate That Ad miral Dewey Should Go to Corona tion Ceremonies on His Old Veeeel. Following upon the announcement mads some time ago of a plan in embryo at the Navy Department to send AAtmlral Dewey with a fine fleet to England to represent the United States navy at the exercises which will mark the coronation of Kins Edward VII, a sequential suggestion has been agitated in naval circles, by way of completing the arrangement, to have tha admiral, on that occasion, fly his flag again over the Olympla, the ship which led his fleet Into Manila bay on the memorable 1st of May of 1898. It has been the impression that the Olym pla, when she is put Into commission about the middle of next month, would he as signed as flagship of the South Atlantic station, but the suggestion now made has been taken up with enthusiasm, for It is evident that the hero of Manila, aboard the very ship which carried his flag Into tha hostile Spanish harbor, will be a most fit ting combination to typify American naval prowess on what will be a memorable oc casion in the history of England. The Olympla has been undergoing the most thorough repairs for some time past at the Boston navy yard, and is especially well adapted for the purpose indicated, having splendid accommodations for an admiral and flne quarters for officers and men. The present collection of American vessels on the European station is not a represen tative one by any means, but it will proba bly form the nucleus of the fleet which will go to England, being reinforced by some of our best battle ships and cruisers. In view of the early retirement of Rear Admiral Cromwell, the present commander of the station, and as the time for the coro nation ceremonies approaches, the com mand of the European squadron is being most eagerly sought after by several rear admirals of the navy. But it Is generally recognized that Admiral Dewey, by rnnk and by record, is pre-eminently fitted for and entitled to the honor of heading tha American fleet on the occasion in question, and there now seems no doubt that he, aboard his fighting flagship, will lead tha naval representation from our shores when England crowns her new king. CHILEAN WISE PRODUCTION. Vine Culture Has Decome an Import ant Indnatry. R. E. Mansfield, United States consul at Valparaiso, has written to the State De partment concerning the production of wina in Chile. Vine culture and the production of wines has, in recent years, become an Important Industry in the republic of Chile. Dying as it does between the Andes moun tains and the Pacific ocean, and extending north and south for a distance of 2,400 miles, Chile possesses conditions of soil and climate that are admirably adapted to hor ticulture, and especially to the cultivation of a variety of wine-producing grapes. The National Vitlcultural Society of San? tiago. which Includes in its membership the principal wine producers of Chile, haa done much to promote the industry. Tha society is now engaged in an endeavor to collect data for a statistical report of all the vineyards of the country, their annual production, capital invested, number of peo ple employed, etc. From the best Informa tion obtainable at this time It la estimated that the wine Industry In Chile represents capital aggregating $130,000,000, and gives employment to 50,000 people. About 10,000 acres of land are devoted to grape cultura, and many young vines are being added yearly. The process of manufacturing wlnea In Chile Is much the same as that employed In France, and many of the establishments possess the most modern equipments. Both red and white wines are produced, some of which, with age, attain a very flne flavor. Chilean wines are somewhat heavier than the French wines. The greater part of the wine consumed in Chile Is the native prod uct, which grows in popularity as its quali ty Is improved. Personal Mention. It was rumored abroad recently that Chartran, the talented French portraitist, would not oome to America this year. Tha artist himself denies the statement, and says he will arrive In New York early In November. Mr. Edward Coughlln has returned from a visit to the Buffalo exposition. Mesars. Adolph and Henry Lindenkohl have returned from a delightful trip to tha Pan-American exposition and Niagara Falls. Messrs. P. W. Curley and William F1 es ter have gone to Buffalo, where they will spend several days at the exposition. 1 1 i Work Begss on tha Georgls, Tha Bath Iron works have reported ta the Navy Department that tha first k*aL' plate of the battle ship Georgia was lai$; in pises st Bath on the list ultimo*