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toward impressing the women with the
rastnets and solidity of the strike, and wIt
the nec'<sity of remaining firm.
Neutrals Want Pease.
Efforts to bring about a peace conference
were today explained as being due to the
cattle shippers and the Uaboa Stock Yards
and Transit Company. botb: neutrals, who
have lost heavily through the strike. At
the instanee of both. General Agent Skin
ner of the Stock Yards Company visited
the strike leaders yesterday. Finding them
receptive. he gave attention to the packers.
Little encouragement was met with frdm
the packers.
Believing. however. that the situation was
not without possibilities, he returned to the
strike leaders, who were awaiting him at
the Transit House. In the meantime the
strikers had attempted to bring pressure to
bear on the packers from other sources,
and in so do)ing had acquired information
from which the inference was the strikers'
position was stronger than had been be
lieved.
In cousequence when Mr. Skinner return
ed he found the strike leaders unwilling to
make any marked concessions. While Mr.
Skinner was conferring with the strike lead
ers representatives of the packers casually
appeared. giving color to an impression
that important negotiations were actually
under w.ay-n impression that was not les
sened through the fact that confidential
men from the packers shadowed every
movement of the strike leaders from t'hat
moment on. It was declared today, how
ever. th it nothing tangible had developed
t.'iing to point toward immediate peace.
Ask Police Protection.
t,"sieg."d families whose homes have been
cor.ttiuously attacked because they contain
strik" breakers. appealed to the police for
protection today. John Kioll. an employe
of Swift & Co., reported that the entire
front of his home had been wrecked. Crowds
hurled stones, clubs and refuse through
the gaping apertures, whose windows had
been broken, and the Inmates were notified
that the house would be burned over their
heads. A police detail was assigned to
protect the house. Similar action was
taken regarding six other places where like
conditions were reported. .
Conference Over Ice Delivery.
President Donnelly and Secretary Wilson
of tne lee Wagon Drivers' Union conferred
t.Niay on the subject of refusing to deliver
i"e to retailers who buy of packers whose
plants are affected by the strike. It was
said to be probable that as an outcome of
the conference an attempt would be made
to cut off the ice supply of all blacklisted
dealers. The strikers were inclined to be
lieve that this move would cause a meat
famine in Chicago and that an aroused
public would demand that Mayor Harrison
intervene to bring about a settlement of the
strike.
Strikers Frighten Recruits.
Strike breakers continued to pour into the
yards today. The new arrivals included
another trainload of immigrants. The re
cruits were frightened Into hysterics by a
series of terrific explosions caused by strike
sympathizers placing dynamite caps and
saltpeter on the tracks. No property dam
age resulted.
WILL ACCEPT CWAYLZGE.
Building Trades Union Strikers in for
a Fight.
NEW YORK, August 5.-The strling
building trades unions were said to ay
to be prepared to accept the challenge of
the Building Trades Employers' Asso
ciation and that a great lockout of all
the unions which have ordered strikes
in the subway and elsewhere in the
building trades is practically certain.
When the ultimatum of the employers
was sent out two days ago, the strikers
were given until today to return to work.
The ultimatum stated that unless the de
mand was met by the strikers the af
fected unions "will be put on the street
on Monday."
At the Building Trades Employers' As
sociation today it was anounced that
none of the unions had reported for
work, and that consequently the lock
out threatened by the employers will
become effective.
'nofficial statements were made which
show that about 44).00 men, associated
with the Building Trades Alliance, will
be affected. The attitude of the Build
ing Trades Employers' Association was
made clear today by Charles L. Eidlitz.
president of the association. He said
that, from the builders' standpoint, it
was merely a question of maintaining a
mutual agreement made between the as
socaition and the labor unions about a
year ago. This agreement, which had
for its purpose the mutual betterment of
conditions. according to Mr. Eidlitz has
been violated by the men. He added:
"We hiv"" don" everything in our power
to make the men realize that they were
allowing the former type of leader to get
ontrol of their unions. All employers in
the building trade are firm in their deter
n!nation not to go back to the old sympa
thetic strike, with its graft accompani
rnents of a year ago.
"No man can accomplish the end which
the building trades alliance have in mind,
I e, ith- calling of sympathetic strikes, so
long as th.' Building Trades' Association is
I' *'xisten('e. No compromise of any kind
will be made."
Mr. Eidlitz said that his association not
only Is not opposed to labor unions, but in
sists upon dealing with union men. He
woin ha.ve it understood. however, that
interference by so-called, self-selected
labor agitators will not be tolerated."'
CONCTLIA TION BOARD.
Miners and Owners Meet at Wilkes
barre Today.
WII.KESHARRE. Pa.. August 5.-The
mine c'znelliation board met at the office
or the i ehigh ('oal Company today. The
newspatpwr men were admitted to the meet
ing. T'he members of the board were all.
pres.'nt. with the exception of Mr. Luther.
The subject of check weighmen and check
ing bss.s did not come up. The entire
morning s'ession was devoted to the griev
ane'.s of! (oxe Brothers' employes. Mr.
liettr.'y produced affidavits from the men
who were suspended for loading large rock
thait they~ had not been notified not to load
r'wk aboe' a certain size until the day of
their susniwnsion. The mine foreman, on
the other hand, made affidavit that he vis
it.'d 've'ry mine and notified the men that if
th"y persisted in loading large rock they
would be suspended.
Suipt. l'ud'lic'h of t'oxe Brothers, who wast
present. c'riiiborated the evidence of the
min" fir"nman. Without reaching any t'on
cluis'ti the board took a recess
ASKS FOR FULL REPORTS.,
Russian Admiralty Wishes to Know
About Ships.
ST. l'ETER:lSBi'RG. August 5, 5:03 p.m.
The admiralty has telegraphed for full re
ports of the cases of the Knight Coramand
e'r andi Thiea, both sunir by the Vladiv'ostok
squadlron. When they are received the iau
thorities may decide, in view of the im
porta nce of the issue, to) co)nsider them
here withbout submitting them to thie Viadi
i'oatok prize court.
Thle lBritish eumbassy has been notified
t hat t h' c'ase' of the British steamer Allan
tin, captured Junie l'a by the Vladivostok
iiquadron,. will not he considered diplomati
c'ally until the appeal in her case has been
* hieard~ by the admiralty court. The date of
the sitting of the court is not known. The
British claim that the Allanton was carry
ing coal from Muroran, Japan, to Singa
liure, in ierformanee of a long-standing
contract. but the Vladivostok prize court
deelded that her destination was a Japanese
purt and condemned her. In the meanwhile
her coal was unloaded and utilized by the
Russian cruisers.
Kuroki's Eatimate of Losses.
L.ONDO)N, August 5, 6:30 p.m.-A dispatch
to the Japanese legatlon from Tokyo today
ar,noun"ed that Gen. Kuroki estimates the
Russian casualties at the battle of Yushu
pass and Yangtse pass as at least 2.t00.
The Japa nese captured 8 offBcers and l41
asen. -two field guns, many rifles, &c.
310 Rouse. Burne in Werteambegg.
MMIL BRONN, Wurtemaberg, August 5.
Three hundred and ten houses out of a to
tal of Us at illaeied hbve'bees deutroed by
Sre. There were flee btaUties, but say
persons were bjaruedI be.M n walls wans
AFTER LIVELY CONTEST
John J. 0orwell Nominated
for Governor. .
GOMPLETED THE WORK
W VIGINIA -A!g
WAm STATE tIugE.
Adept Platform and Bond Telegraui to
Senator Davis Pledging tate
Electoral Vts.
Special Dispatch to The Eveing Star,
PARKERSBURG, W. Va., August 5.
The democrats of West Virginia adopted a t
platform, nominated their ticket and ad- 1
journed. After a lively contest, State Sen- s
ator John J. Cornwell of Romney was
trominated for governor. The nominee is a =
lawyer and editor of the Hampshire Re
view. He is also known as a "catchy
stump speaker."
William G. Peterkin of Parkersburg was
nominated for secretary of state. He is
thirty-five years of age and has served as t
city councilman.
William L. Mansfield of Wayne rece;ved c
the nomination for state auditor, and Rev. I
M. D. Helmick of Pleasant county was t
nominated for superintendent of free
schools. The latter is a young Methodist
Protestant minister, who has recently en- i
tered politics.
Lawrence A. Raymann, the son of a lead
ing brewer of Wheeling, was nominated by
acclamation for attorney general.
Robert S. Carr of Charleston, Kanawha
county, received the nomination for treas
urer. He is said to have been a former
greenbacker and populist. t
Before adjournment a telegram of greet- c
ing from the convention was sent to Judge t
Parker at Esopus, pledging him the elec
toral vote of West Virginia in November.
The platform follows: t
The Platform.
The democracy of West Virginia, in con
vention assembled, declares:
1. That we indorse the platform adopted t
by our national convention at St. Louis, I
and pledge our devoted support to the can
didates of that convention. Judge Alton B. r
Parker. a safe guardian of our property
and political rights, and Henry G. Davis,
our honored fellow-citizen and trusted
counselor.
2. We arraign the republican party In this
state for its wasteful extravagance in ap
propriations and for its corrupt and fraud
ulent use of the machinery of elections, to
the end that It might be perpetuated in
power at the taxpayers' expense. It has
increased the burdens or government, and,
through the acts of its venal placemen, has
corrupted the ballot and lessened respect
for our institutions. We demand the cor
rection of these practices and the restora- t
tion of our polities to a decent plane, to the t
end that neither ourselves nor our pos- t
terity shall be deprived of the blessings of
honest, popular government. e
S. We believe that efficient and honest c
government can only be secured and main- p
tained by confining the right of suffrage a
strictly to the legal and bona fide citizens p
of the state, and we believe that the strict- r
est legislation should be enacted to confine t
the right of suffrage to this class. And i,
we especially denounce the action of the
state's republican executive and its legisla
tive majority in disregarding the manda
tory and clearly expressed will of the peo
ple announced by the adoption almost two
years ago of a constitutional emendment
requiring the legislature to enact a regis
tration law which would prevent illegal vot- '
ing. c
That such disregard was for the purpose I
of continuing their party in power by means I
of venal, corrupt and illegal voters is ren- C
dered the more conspicuous by the fact
that the legislature has since the adoption
of such amendment convened in regular ses
sion without the enactment of such a reg
istration law, and has also been since con- li
vened by the governor in extraordinary ses
sion under a call which permitted and re
quired the enactment of laws creating an 0
independent school district, and other laws d
of relatively far less import than the se
curing of honest elections by the legal cit
izens and voters of our state, but failed To J
provide for the enactment of a registration
law.
Illegal Voting. ' r
We declare that the crying evil in our
state and the greatest menace to our civic
weal is the debauchery of the ballot by
means of repeating and illegal voting, I
which is, and has been, sirstematically I
carried on in many counties of the state by
a ring of corrupt republican officials, state
and federal, and which Is rendered possible
by -the systematic importation of illegal t
voters into the state and by the republican
piarty's refusal to enact a registration law r
as requ4red by the constitutional amend
ment. g
-4. We further condemn. the republican
moajority In the present legislature for hav- 1
ing defeated the submission of a consti- I
intional amnendment making the payment
of a poll tax a prerequisite to the right to i
vote.
' 5. We condern,. the present special and C
extraordInary session of the legislature,.r
called by a republican governor upon a hol- te
low pretense of reform and designed for 1
the purpose of enacting into la,ws hybrid a
bills cot.cccted beyond t-ha limits of the t
state, with the intent not to relieve, but to
deceive the people. We condemn the same
as hypocritical, futile and extravagant.
ti. We declare that the democratic party,
now, as it always has been, is in favor of a
uniform system of taxation, so arr-anged as
that It will bear equally upon all persons
and property alike. so that equal and exact C
justice may be done to all, with special '
privileges and exemptions from such bur- t
dens to none, and that equality of right I
with equality of burden may prevail. But, a
belIeving the objects may not be attained in Il
the fullest *and fairest sense under the e
present constitution, we approve the enact- I
ment of a law providing for a call for a c
convention to frame- a new constitution for s
th~e state, to the end that the people there
of may vote upon and decide the questions
here involved in accordance with their
w:shes and best judgment.
7. We recognize that capital and labor
are dependent upon each other,; and that
each has sacred rights which it is entitled
to and must have equal protection before -
the law.e
8. To the accomplishment of these ends 13
the co-operation of all patriotic citizens is, I
tgardless of past or present party attilta- ~
tions, most cordially invited, and the con- I
summation, in the event of democratic sue
cess, is in good faith promised.
VON PTENYrv'S NURDER.
May Lead to Formation of a Bussian t
.Cabinet.
ST. PETERSBURG, August 5, 5:06 p.m.-.
The Associated Press is informed that the
question of the formation of a responsible
Russian cabinet, which has been agitatedt
since the assassination of Interior Minister r
von Plehve, has been submitted to Emperor d
Nicholas, but has not met with imperial e
favor. Consequently for the present there c
is no question of a new order of things, the I'
only Question being who will succeed Von
Plehve. 1
A tailor who examined the clothes of von
Plehve's assassin declares that both the i
material and cut are unmistakably Finnish,
but this may not prove that the murderer C
spent some time in Finland. The oflicers
are convinced that he is a LUttle Russian,
but he still persists In his refusal to talk.
obeying the injunction, printed pfomlnentiy
in every revolutionay pape, "if arrested ].
say nothing." The nasasn stoutly main
tains that his secret will go to the grave
with him. The thin 1which he desires most
is a speedy death. isHebrew accomplice
call himself Sikorsky. Otherwise he per- b
slsts in maintaining-absolute ailence. a
LUeutenant General Pulion, prefect of (
police of St. Peterl ggave the boatsman f
instrumental in ae t a h's aanl ge PU
Princess Obegm e gg tioewe
general of Finland, issato gyreohlvei t
many sn~ A*r~~that I
hbsvlis halest la Pinisax
. CrAZRMA> COMTELYOU.
Will Announce Adviswy Committee ia
- as 71rDays.
Chairman- Cortelyou of the repubflean na
lonaf'compitee is In town today, but de
lted isself to csllers-n the score of hay
eg to clear up a mass of business that was
ressing and wMeh. seeded his attentiot
rior to his return to headquarters In New
ork. Mr. Cortelyou. wil In a few days
anounce the appointment of the advisory
ommittee, which Is to supplement the ex
cutive committee.
m2%N IN RAN DOMiEGO.
ginister Dawson Wants WWrship Sent
to Moli CrMti.
Mr. Dawsdn, the American minister to
Ian Domingo. in a cablegram 'to the State
)epartment, suggests that It would be well
o have a warship at Monti Cristi for a
hort time. It is inferred from this -cable
ram that another revolutionary movement
s Impending.
Considering the Consular Service.
Third Assistant Secretary Peirce returned
o Washington today from his. summper
ome at Marblehead, Mass.,, having been
ummoned here to advise the President and
ecretary Hay respectieg certain matters
ertaining to the consular 'service, and es
ecially those consulates in the far east
which were recently investigated by him.
Ordered to Manassas:
Upon the completion of the maneuvers of
he Ohio National Guard in, Athens county.
Ohio. August 23, 1904, the following named
ifficers will proceed direct to Gainesville.
tanassas, or Thoroughfare, Va., according
o assignment, for special- duty: Colonel
trthur L. Wagner, general staff; Licuten
.nt Colonel Alfred C. Sharpe, assistant ad
utant general; Major Eben Swift. 12th
avalry; Captain Charles D. Rhodes, gen
ral staff; Captain Frank H. Whitman, 2d
nfantry.
The Pittsburg Bridge Case.
The hearing before Secretary Taft on
he proposition to reconsider the decision
,f Secretary Root, requiring the eleva
ion of the Union railway bridge across
he Allegheny river at Its Junction with
he Monongahela river at Pittsburg was
esumed at the War Department this morn
g, when Mr. Bettinger of Cincinnati, rep
esenting the steamboat interests, was
eard In opposition to the reopening of
he case. Se,cretary Taft was obliged to
o to the cabinet meeting at 11 o'clock,
rhen a recess was taken until 12:30 p.m.
large delegation representing the rail
oad and river interests was present, as on
esterday.
Failed for Promotion.
Owing to the fact that he failed on his
econd examination for promotion, Second
Jeutenant Frank E. Lynch, 2d Cavalry.
t Manila, has been discharged from the
rmy with one year's pay.
Want Parcels Post Treaty.
Santo Domingo has made a request of
his government that negotiations be en
sred into for a parcels post treaty be
ween the two countries on the basis of
even pounds maximum weight for par
els instead of the allowance of four
ounds and six ounces which is the
reight allowed between this and Euro
ean countries. It Is likely that the
'ost Office Department will comply with
he request and the treaty be entered
ito.
Returns From New York.
Postmaster General Payne has returned
rom New York, where he talked over the
olitical situation with othe: republican
at.ders. He said today that he had dis
ussed the Wisconsin factional troubles
rith Sena'tor Spooner and Representative
abcock, but added that there was no
hange in the situation.
To Attend Militia Encampment.
Capt. S. P. Vestal, 7th 'Cavalry, on sick
mave of. absence at Silver City, N. M., has
een detailed to attend the encampment
f the organized militia of the territory
f New Mexico to be held near Las Vegas
rom August 8 to 15.
artford Man Shot by Negro Servant.
HARTFORD. Conn., August 5.-Ex-Com
iissioner of Police Henry Osborn of this
ity. was fatally shot at his home, 23 Cap
:o avenue, today by a negro servant, and
led after his removal to the Hartford Hos
tal. He was secretary of the Dunham
losiery Company. The cause of the shoot
rig istiot yet known. The servant escaped.
It is believed that the murderer was Jo
eph Watson. known as "Nigger Joe." The
heory of the police is that Watson was
urprised by Mr. Osborne while attempting
rob the house. The sound of pistol shots
llowed by cries of "Murder!" brought
eighbors to the house and Mr. Osborne
ras found unconscious, with a bullet wound
r his throat and in his chest. He died
ithout regaining consciousness. The negro
ad been employed about the house, but
ad been discharged recently for theft. Mr.
lborne was a.bout fifty-live years old. His
amily was absent from home.
Later it was stated by the police that Mr.
sborne had a brief interval of conscious
ess before death, during which, in reply
Sa question, he said that "'Joe, the negro,"
ad shot him. It was also learned that the
turderer's name is Joseph Watson, about
wenty-five years of age; and that he came
rom New York.
Rus=ins Obliged to Betire.
HAICHENG. Tuesday, August 2 (Delayed
i transmission).-The Russians have been
bliged to retire from here as the Japanese
rere working around them from the east,
ireatening to cut them off from LUao
ang. The fresh Japanese troops embarked
t the port of Niuchwang are also advanc
rg on the other flank. The main con
entration of the Russians is now about
iao Tang. The Japanese form a semi
rcie of about fifty miles around the Rua
Ian positions.
As this dispatch is filed the order for tho
oops to retire has been given.
Pigmie.s From African Jungles.
ST. LOU 13, August 5.-One of the most
emarkable trips in connection with the'
xpltation of the world's fair was com
leted when the Rev. S. P. Verner, the
resbyterian missionary who brought eight
igmies out of the African jungles, arrived
i S. Louis.
His journey Included 26,.000 miles, 800
lles of which was ttravei'sed on foot
brough the wilds and deserts of central
trica. Thie' trip lasted'eight months.
Mr. Verner was reported killed several
Lnes. and contracte.i a tropical fever, from
he effects of which he has been ill in New
rleans for several weeks.
Democratic Committee Xeeting.
NEW YORK, August 5.-A meeting of
he democratic national executive com
ittee has been called for next Mon
ay morning at the Hoffman House to
onsider the preliminary steps for the
ampaign. Headquarters will be se
cted and the territory over which the
Ifferent members of the committee will
ave superivision will be allott6d. Chair
ian Taggart of the national committee
ri arrive tonight and expects to con
er with several democratic leaders pre-.
ous to the meeting of the executive
ommittee.
Denies Partnership in Crime.
HELENA, Mont., August 5.-George F.
lammond, who is In jail here, .denies
aitively that John Christie, arrestled by
[orthern Pacilc offncials at Hope, 14 D.,
n the charge of cmaplicity in the recent
old-up of the Northern Pacific railway
t earmouth, was his partner In criane.
In the contrary, his assistant in that at-.
sir, he sa, has goe to Canada. Ear
send - made the further statemnt- that
a had hiddem Ia a safe place saceiies
in fros the evmprs saf wrsp ,
8-. Me ans that be wiie I~
be of.~eR 1 Saer
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2AZW ARO H! D AVL't.
S le e epeett W*er Ples Pro.
tseo With.mt Any Vn- .
1 ciid nta..
PORT AU PRINCE, August 6. - The
stores were toda .under tho pro
tection ofD d without any unusual
Inedensta s "i.
The ii1itr&'W%udn 'has condemned to
death by delal yoefty exiled persons. a0
cused of .comp4cq; is .the. attelnpted, revo
lution, headed 'ty Gen. Montplaisir,. which
failed in Januay-liiit.
PREMATURE EXPLOSION.
Rocket Starts Fire in Havana - Two
Killed Five: njured.
' HAVANA, August 5.-A large rocket in
process o- manufacture exploded at t.he
Carracidoe FIr Wprks factory, on San
Lasarq ayettue,, to4sy, and set -fire to other
explosives, with the result that the whole
stock was blown up, the building was
burned, two persons were killed and five
others injured.
Three of the injured are believed to have
been fatally hurt:
HOLD-UP AT RICHMOND.
Negro Men Warlaid a Post Office
)meager.
Special Dispatch to The Eving Star.
RICHMOND, Va., August 5. - Bernard
Williams, a special messenger in the em
ploy of the post office here, reported to
the postmaster that he was waylaid and
held up last night by a crowd of a dozen
negro men. The boy had -been out in the
negro section of the city to deliver a.letter
and was returning when he was set upon.
He was badly punished. The matter was
reported to the police and the officers have
gotten the names of the gang and will ar
rest them all this afternoon. The postmas
ter says he Will prosecute the case to the
full extent- of the law.
HOLD-UP AT CUEBL&BD.
Three Masked- Men Bob Italians of
Money and Watches.
Special Dispatch to The Evening Star.
CUMBERLAND, Md., August 5.-Three
masked men appeared suddenly at the Sil
ver Leaf Club here at an early hour this
morning, with drawn revolvers, and held
up Cemin4eo Madera and Jos. Santello,
Italians. and Wm. Simpson, who conduct
the club dining. service.
Madera, who is a resident of Myersdale,
Pa.. stopped here while on his way to visit
Italy. He was deprived of O in Italian
money, $100 in Anlerican money and his
gold watch.- 8dnt lo, who conducts a hotel
here, lost $40 - and a watch, and Simpson
lost a gold wateh.
The Italaas vibie preparing to leave the
place when the rrfbbers appeared. In the
rumpus Maderd 'ulso lost his steamship
ticket. Ali *as ddde in an instant, and the
men made iheir eKit in the rear. They
passed Ofcq $eis" while masked, and the
latter, who ad, not yet known of the rob
bery, started in p_tsuit. The robbers fired
at him, one'iulle t grazing his shoulder. It
is believed the 'gang is the same that held
up Wm: Offupn,. proprietor of a restaurant
at Frostburg a -week ago, getting $200.
CITlCISE 2B=OP POTTEB.
Kansasm-, samperance Enthusiasts
Viewa,
KANSAS EFIiP gMo., August 5.-The Kan
sas City' branch df -tie Arherican Young
[email protected]'s" Cli'tlan' Temperance Uhion
strongly, dipprpvea: of the ideas of Bishop
Potter Qf New ,York - with regard to uplift
ing the moral tone of the saloon. . At a
meeting o'"the unipn the matter was dis
cussed. a,nd a leter addressed to the bishop,
which will be sent to him today.
A copy of the letter follows: "May God
have mercy upon your benighted idea of
striking 'the keynote of attack upon the
liquor situation.' You are rather indorsing
the key that opens wide the doors to hell
for the army of 100.000 souls who annually
leave the King's highway and stumble Into
drunkards' graves.. The present situation
across the water of fifty-five bishops in the
Church of England as stockholders i n
breweries and distilleries, with this shame
ful farce of a bishop in the great Episcopal
Church in our own land taking a leading
part in the opening exercises of a saloon,
closing same bg' singing -the - doxology,
should rnake evefy professed ChrIst follower
in the great. EDpiscopal Church hang his
head in very shame."
FIED IN TERTR NIGHT GOWNS.
Fire Swept the Beach at Ocean View
Nine Cottages Burned.
Special Diatch to 'The Evening Star.
NORFOLE, ia., Aug. 5.-Fire of unknown
origin, which started In the buffet room of
the Virginia- Bay --Club cottage at Ocean
View, a neighboringr summer resort, at 3:30
o'clock this meQrifng, swept the beach, to
tally destroying nirne cottages and damag
ing others. AlL.of those burned were full of
guests, many of whom were awakened just
in time to escape in.their night clothes.
Mrs. John F. j.awler, wife of the sheriff
of Norftik, rushed from her burning cot
tage, forgetting- clothes, money and valua
ble silverware, which had .all- been pecked
up and -placed under her bed just in case
of such an emergency.
It looked for a time that the entire beach
would be swept by the flames. but a bucket
brigade brought malt water frojn the ocEan.
and after hard~ work with the use of wet
Ilankets and quilts finally stopped the fire.
PT.EanED WITH BTISR.
Tibetan Peace' Delegates Pray That
- They Pioceed No Further.
CHAKSAM FEDRRY, Tibet, via Gyangtse,
Thursday. August 4 (delayed in transmis
sion).-The greater Dortion of the British
expedition has 5lM9deRefully crosed the
Brahma poot,g libe vIllagers are inclined
to be friendbn andl.here are no signs of an
armed ~fOrchi tb Oppose the advance on
Lhasaa. ..a
Col. YounehNibEhd, the British political
agent, has *iu 243!o interviews with the
peace delegateS.s manng whom is the grand
chamberlain. .N PMW latter pleaded with
Younghusband not to proceed, as the dala.i
lama. might die of~the shock to his religious
feelings if git Writish entered the holy
city. Younghlsbagd replied that the treaty
must bie sig'g~ st,1Lhassa, but he promised
that the trop Iuld not enter the mon
asteries unle fit( on therefrom.
Schwab$$k Trip to Europe.
NEW YOUKi 4apgust 5. - Charles M.
Schwab arri*ed ibIre today on the White
Star liner BMtid.'M'Ir. Schwab said he was
on the other side only six day's. He went
abroad to have a' business consultaua
with a reprsentatie of the Krupp e.o
WOONSOGKET, R. I., Adgust a, -- i.
O!ReiU; Wr *55 dUe of a ati
of Jiene drewi*da pny3
terday, and ~#est ~ h 'to havS o m
New Ygt i baleet bems the b
Chm Frsq *i -o thise eUt e ar
of Ma w==
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szexrs OP ZXQMOVsHfrT.
Beparts on the taet of Trade Gen
enquy.
NEW YORK. August 5.-From abast
every, part of the country from ,w#dah the
International Mercantile Agency has re
eelved? special reports this week there ae
sigas of an Improvemet in trade, with bet
ter business on hand, than Is customary at
this season of the year, and few cancella
tions as a result of the rather calamitous
reports that have been sent out the past
few days from the spring wheat sections
in the northwest. T1m is a spiwid dvWury
for the trade of the neat if: months. It is
quite remarkaible how Utte alasm has been
evidefoed by the labor troubles that al
ready es-st and these that threaten. Le
eally, the strike of the men In the packing
house trade Is of small consequence, *htle
indications in the west are that It will soon
be settled.
In Chicago, Kansas City, Minneapolis and
St. Paul, cities that would naturally be ef
fected by these disturbances, there is very
little trace of a reaction In trade. It is
equally significant that these same sections
should report a very satisfactory distribu
tion of merchandise. In view of the esti
mates that have been made of damage by
rust to spring wheat. In some of the coun
ties of North and South Dakota there has
probably been a material setback, but the
damage figures are being generally discred
ited.
The best reports are from the south and
southwest. It is evident that preparations
are being rade by merchants in those sec
tions for an unprecedented business. Louis
ville, Baltimore, St. Louis and Dallas all
tell the same story of a present good de
mand, with satisfactory collections and the
prospect of a much better business. Trav
eling men are sending in larger orders
than they have been known to before at
this season of the year. This condition ap
plies to clothing, millinery, hardware, dry
goods and buiding material.
In the financial and mercantile worlds
there is no one influence that is having an
effect at present equal to that produced by
the several aspects of the crop situation.
The loss by floods probably reduced the
winter wheat yield 28,000,000 bushels. There
has been extensive damage in the past week
to spring wheat by rust. If no further loss
occurs in the northwest there will prob
ably be between 575,000,000 and 600.000,000
bushels harvested. There appears to be no
warrant for the estimate of a total yield
under 550.000.000 bushels. With a produc
tion of 600,000.000 bushels there will be a
small exportable surplus.
TRAGEDY IN PHILADELPmA.
Detected at Robbery, Man Kills His
Sister and Husband.
PHILADELPHIA, August 5.-Impelled by
cupidity, Harry Fisher, thirty years old,
early today entered the home of his sister,
Mrs. Elizabeth Shearer, in the northeast
ern section of the city, detected in an
effort to steal $1,000 she had in the house,
he shot and killed her and her husband. Jo
seph Shearer. His sister died instantly and
his brother-in-law died on the way to a
hospital.
The report of the pistol aroused the wife
of a policeman who lived near by. She
hastened out of the house and found her
husband on his beat. With two other
patrolmen he returned to the Shearer
home and found the wife dead and the hus
band dying. The murderer escaped. While
the police were searching for the perpe
trator of the crime Harry Fisher, a disso
lute brother of the dead woman, walked in
to the house with blood streaming from a
wound in the breast which he had Inflicted
himself. He denounced himself as the as
sassin and confessed that robbery was his
motive. He was taken at once to a hos
pital and, .while his condition is serious.
it is believed he will recover. -
After the commission of his crime Fisher
concealed himself in the loft of a stable
in the rear of the house. Racked by re
morse he turned the pistol on himself. The
shot not proving fatal, he left his hiding
place and surrendered to the police.
Mr. and Mrs. Shearer had been married
only one month. The money which caused
Fisher to comrmit the crime was to have
been expended in the purchase of a home.
Fisher died this afternoon. Before he be
came unconscious Fisher said Shearer had
broken up his home, and this was the cause
of the crime. No credence is given this ex
planation by the friends of Shearer's. Ac
cording to the police Fisher had persistent
ly annoyed his sister and brother-in-law.
His reputation in the neighborhood was
bad, and he was wanted by the police for a
criminal offense committed on Memorial
day, when he disappeared from his usual
haunts.
Mr. and Mrs. Shearer went for a drive
last evening, and it is believed Fisher forced
an entrance into their home during their
absence.
MRS. PAGET'S IlNTURIES
Are More Severe Than at First Re
ported.
LONDON, August 5.-The injuries sus
tained by Mrs. Arthur Paget, who fell down
an elevator shaft at her residence Monday
night, sustaining a fracture of the thigh,
turns out to be even more severe than at
first thought. A thorough examination by
Sir Frederick Rives, surgeon-in-ordinary to
the king, today showed that her right thigh
was badly fractured, that her right knee
cap was smashed, and that she received
minor injuries of the left leg, but no inter
nal injuries or other complications. It is
feared that the inability to fully treat the
knee while the fracture of the thigh is knit
ting may result in a permanent stiffness of
the knee.
General Paget informed a representative
of the Associated Press that his wife was
in good spirits, in spite of the severity of
her injuries, and said she would probably be
obliged to remain on her back for three
months.
Saratoga Race Today.
SARATOGA. N. Y., August 5.-First race,
6 furlongs; Flying Ship, 10 to 1 and 3 to 1,
first; Shrine, 2% to 1, place, second; Letola,
third. Time, 1.13 3-5.
Loomis' Funeral at Parkersburg Today
PARKERSBURG, W. Va., August 5.
The remains of F. Kent Loomis, in
charge of his brother, Francis B. Loomis,
assistant secretary of state, were last
night taken to the home of Mr. Mayhall,
father-in-law of the deceased, and with
whom the widow is now living. Some
of the visiting newspaper men and oth
ers who have been here attending the
democratic state convention this week,
remained for the funeral this afternoon.
Taggart En Route to New York.
SYItA1USE, N. Y., August 5.-Thomas
Ta.gg;~t chairman of the democratic na
tionaf. cosamittee, passed througly this city
todny :on'.his way to New York. He said:
'.'In selecting the members of ths execu
tive commiittee I chose men of ability, high
character and intelligence; men who are
interested in Judge Parker and the party.
and while I have tried to select capable and
intelligent men I have also tried to choose
men who can run a campaign on a high
plane, in keeping with the nominee."'
Mr. Taggart was accompanied by Joseph
T. Fanning of Indmanapolis', who has been
selected as adviser to the chairman.
Seone in House of Commons.
LONDON, August 5.-There was an ex
traordinary scene in the house of com
mons today during the discussion in
committee stage of a bill designed to
frustrate the devices of the Welsh eounty
councils, who. are endeavoring to refuse
to carry out the education -set. Premier,
Blfour moved -the closure, but en divi
sion the opposition meobers taMig a
storm of uproarious protest, refsd to
rsieerd their wedes, and the ehaimmaa et
the ce....dtee smsed a nmbe. t sea,
her. eo the.seisiar- After asete me.
FRIACE AID TRADE
Opwning Traeng Was Very
DO. Today.
CHANGEBWEAUOW
Pana. aua rair 8ovs
7 8siing at sok Islad tartd
Market Upward - Principal
Gaias .1 That Group.
NEW YORK. August 5.-The opening
trading In the stock market was very dull
and sluggish and the changes were narrow
and Irregular. U. S. Steel preferred allow
ing for the dividend of 1% off, declined %
under some heavy offerings. Southern
Railway reacted % from yesterday's ad
vance. Cotton Oil rose 1%.
The direction of prices was mostly down
ward during the first hour, but the fluctua
tions were largely unimportant. United
States Steel's loss of % was double that of
any other important stock. Moderate buy
ing of Louisville and Nashville, which ad
vanoed It to 118. started a general Inquiry
for the cotton roads and the list hardened
slightly at 11 o'clock. Nashville, Chatta
nooga and St. Louis rose 3% and Sugar 1%.
Heavy buying of Rock Island at an ad
vance of % started the market upward at
a moderate pace. The principal gains were
In the Rock Island group. Kansas City.
Fort Scott and Memphis preferred, St.
Louis and San Francisco first and second
preferred. Rock Island preferred and Con
solidated Gas rose 1% to 2; Sugar 2, and
Cotton Oil 2%. Bonds were firm at noon.
Business became very quiet during the
lurcheon period, but prices held firinlr.
People's Gas and Southern Railway pre
ferred showed unusual animation and ad
vanced a point each.
Comapartively little interest was display
ed In the afternoon stock market. The
firmness of the market and the limited
amounts dealt In checked any bearish ag
gression. Denver and Rio Grande pre
ferred and Erie second preferred improved
a point.
New York Stock Market.
Furnished by W. B. Hibbs & Co.. bankers
and brokers. 1419 F st.. members New York
stock eachange, Washington stock ex
change and Chicago board of trade.
Open. High. Low. Close.
pr 51% 32 %
American Locomoie 21 21-.
Am. Car A Founary.. 1 % 1 183 183
Am. Car&Foandry. pM ...... .... ... _.....
American e._..... ........
American Smelting_... .
Am. 8guting. pfd..........
American Sugar.... ....181
Anaconda. ....... . .
Atch.. Top. & S. Fe........
Ateb.. Top. AS. s, pM
BaltmoeOhio..........
Baimore b Ohio. pfd.. ..... ..... ..... .......
Brooklyn Rapid Tra... 1 61S 51b 6
Canadian PgoBio..... 1i1%126 126
Chesapeake & Ohio..... 4
Chicago & Alton.......... 0
Chcago &Alto a....... .. ...........
Chieoj A 1 14V 14 14%
Chi.)tld 8L. Paul.... 14% 148 146% 147r
Celerado Fel & Iroe.. 96 3s as
Cenaslidated Gs 195% 196 19% 1
Delaware A Hudson. . .
Erie, common............ 25 263 24 25
gri., 1st .........2.... 2%
Erie, fd ...........37 373 37
General e .......... 1462% 1 162
fllinois Central.......... 134 14
LOIVUANashville. U7 118 116s% 11734
Manhattan Elevated..... . .
Merpltan Seos. Co... 116168
Metrola 8. Ry...... 1 119 - 119
No.. an. & Tem., com. 11'
Mo., Kan. & Tex., pi... 4 41
MIssourI Pacific.......
Mexican Central.....
National Lead. ........... ........ ...... ........ _....
New York Central..... 11. % 11 11434 1W%
N. ., Ont. & Western... 81 31 31% 81i
Norfolk & Western...... 61 4 62 61f% 61%
Pacifc Matl Steamship. ..... ....... ....... _......
Pennsylvania R. R....... 120 120% 119% 12$
People's Gas of Chicago 100% 101% 100y, 101l
Pressed Steel Car.......... ... .... ....... ......
Reading ..._............_ 62% 62%4 b2 52%
Reading.st,pfd....._ 83 83 83 83
Reading, 2d pfd........ ................. .....
Republic Steel & Iron.. 7% 7% 7% 7%
Rep. Steel A Iron, pfd.. ... ...... .... _......
Rock Island, common. 23 24% 22s 23%
Rock Island, ptd...... 65% 66' 659 66%
Rubber Goods............ -........ .... ........
St. L. A S. F., 2d pfd...... 56% 58% 66% 58%
St. Louis Southwestern. ........ .. ....... ......
At. Lotis S. 1V.. pfd....... 86 6 86 863j
Southern Pacific....... .. 50 4 60%
Southern Railway......... 26% 25 2334 25%
SouthernRailway pfd.... 90 90 %T'
Tennessee CoalA iron... 44 443 44% 44
Texas Pacific...:............. 26 2
Union Pacti...... ....... 96% 99%
Union Pacifc, pfd....... ..... .......
United States Leather... .....................
U.S8. Leather, pfd.......... 82% 83 82% 82%
United States Rubber.......... ........ ........ ...
United tateSteeL.. l11/ 12 11% 11%
fU. 8. Steel, pfd....... 59 59%4 59% L
U S. Steel 2d 55s......... 28 ,8% .6 ,8%
Wabash................ ................ -....
Wabsh, pfd........ W% 36%4 83% 85%4
WheeigL. ....... ..................
Western Union.............
Wisconsin Central........ IU/1
ChL.Ter.& T. Trust, pfd 13 13 13%S
*Ex-div., 1%%.
GOVERNMENT BONDS.
Rid. Asked.
i per cents, registered. 1908. .. .. .. 104% 100
8 per cents, coupons, 1908. ... ... .. 100 105%
8 per cents, small. 1906........... 1l ...
4 per cents, registered, 1307........l16% 106%
4 per ceats, compos. 1925.........131% 182
4 per cents, Phllippines.......110 ...
2 per cents, registred............104% 106
2 pr cnt, cmpss...........104% 105
District of Cole-nhia.............1,18% ...
Baltimore Xarkets
Special Dispatch to The Evening Star.
BALTIMORE, Md., August 5.-FLOUR-Firm.
unhne; raceipts, 1,730 barrels; exports, 272
WHEAT-Strong; spt, contract. 94a34%i; s,t
No. 2 red western. ;Ua August. 94s94%;l5
temnber, 94%a85; Octoe,uotg; December.
steamer No. 2 red, fa8% receipts. 47.879
bushels; southern by sample, aS; southern en
C03-Srong: spot 57a57%; August. 57; Sep
tember, 57%; year. 0; steamer mIxed, 54; re
ceists,a30b bushels; exports, 700 bushels; southern
wtecr.60.am; southern yellow corn. 00.65.
OATS-Ufnsettled; Ne. 2 white. 48s48%; No. 2
mixed, 48%a44; receipts, 1,481 bushels.
RYE-Frm; ptw. No. 2 western, 78.74; re
GRAI FRE Denll, unchanged.
BUTT'ER-Steady; fasey imitatie., 17a18; fancy
cemr,19;' fancy lal. 14a15; store packed.
EGGS-Steady, 17ai6.
CR3E83-Firm; large, S.8%; medium. 8%aR%;
duAR- rong; coarse granulated. 5.5 fine,
Grain, Previsions and Cotton Karkets.
CHICASO, August 5.-GraIn:
Oe.High. Low. Close.
Wheat-Sp.(new)... 9
C D-ept........ ' - 3
D..............! 40 .
-Oats-Sept........ 4
De......85 354t s -s
CHICAGO, August 5.-Provisions:
Rpn ighs Lw Close.
Perk-Sept.,......12.82 12.8 12.77 12.77
Lard-dept......... 6.7 6*7 6.JO 6.3e
Ribs-dept......... 7.65 7.67 7.62 7.62
NEW YORK, August 5.-Cotten:
Open. High. Iow. Close.
September.......... 9.51 0.89 9.80 9.89
October............9.65 9.74 9.66 9.78
December........... .65 9:70 9.65 9.66
Ja===ary........... 9.66 9.72 9.44 9.71
The securities of 18he Wa=htnsrton Railwray
Coqmpany at todays smeetng of the stock
ezMhange, as on sleevieus days be etS
t!ee pest, aigured aaeeht arsely in time
asegata of the paeorded sales. Of the
tasaR assount of the hand sai aM het
wes the .S beat wh
(ys - tG this weetas at UI~
esath smeswee m * t a.
f2%, while U% was bid. The prelction
made by a broker that the pries et thi
stock would advance to 15 before Cktst-.
mas- was ehanged today. The date led O.r
the ascenloa Is asew September 1.
An advaned was lade In the bid for Co
lumbia railroad tt from 11T of yesterday to
11, but the seerities were not to be had
for less than I1.
The bid for honds ran up from
1 t 0%, the asaag price was
The spertive ihmey e a e brake en
a duB day In uminer s 0ed rmpeeeho
when wte bank sbo* list was raede. The
b ed for Bank of W asng stem was
made 4807 AndM wee the askbtg pNose.
The "a tisn as repr byeaw ht the
fractios have, of our.e. no a.i.i. fact.
but that is what aaakes the quotatlene
amuWag to those who have ts do with the
market
As ilustrating the coadtiloa of the mar
ket the course of Union Trust and Storage
stock may be cited. At the outset 105% was
bid, and 106 was the asking price, while at
the close the bid was 106 and the asking
price 108%.
Ten shares of -Lincoln National Bank
stock were offered for sale at 180%, but the
beet bid dsas 123.
The bid of Lanston was again 9. but there
was no eteck offered under 9%.
Today's Government Receipts.
National bank notes received today for
redemption, 1.274.311; government receipts
from internal revenue, $701.062; customs.
3750.711; miscellaneous, $52,006; expendi
tures, $2.130,000.
Washington Stock Exehange.
Sales.-Regular cal, 12 o'clock noon-Washington
Street Rwy. 4s. $500 at M. $1.000 at 70%, 1.000
at 79. $1.000 at 79%, $1.000 at 79%. $1,00 at
70%. $1.000 at 79%.
Capita Traction. 10 at 124%.
1Union Trust and Storage, 5 at 100, 4 at 100.
Lanston Monotype. 20 at 0%.
After call-Ia..aton Moeotype. 100 at 9%.
Washington Street Rwy. 4. $1,000 at 70.
Waahington Street Rwy. pfd., 50 at 63%. 60 at
63.
Mergenthaler Linotype. 5 at 175%, 6 at 171%.
Washington Street Rwy. 4a. $5,000 at 70%.
Washington Gas, 25 at 57%.
RAILROAD BONDS.
Rid. Asked.
Capital Traction 4s................ios 107%
Metropolitan 5s....................110% 110
Metropolitan 6s cart. tadebt A.... 100
Metropolitan cert. iadebt.. ......10
Columbia Os.......................116
Columbia 59....................... 105 165%
City and Suburban 5s..............100
Anacostia and Potomac 5s..........100
Washington Rwy. and le. 4.... 7/% 10%
MISCELLANEOUS BONDS.
Wasingto Gs Os. series A. 10 .....
Washington Gas Os. series B. .100
Washtngtn Gas crt .............. 110 121
U. S. lec. it. dab. Imp. o.........103 .....
1. S. Klec. LA. eert. lnd. as..... 101
Chesapeake and Potomac Tel. ..... 104% 10.%
Washington Market nt Os.........i0e
SAE DIPOSIT AN) TRUST STOCKS.
National Safe Deposit and Trust... 150 11
Washington Lon and Trust........ 205 .....
Amer can Security and Trust...... 13%
Union Trust and Storagel.......... 10 105%
Washington Savings Bank ......... 103% 110
RAILROAD STOCKS.
Capital Traction ................... 124 12%
Washington Ray. and Tle. pfd... 6% .4%
Washington Rwy. and Bae. c.... 1% 17
NATIONAL BANK STOCKS.
Bask of Washington............... 490% M
Metropolitan...................... 470 ...
Central ............................00
Farmers and Mechanice'...........100
Second............................ 144
Citizens'............................ 222
Columbia... ......................210
Capital...........................170
American.......................... 13% 145
Traders'............................50 in
Lincoln............................123 15%
Riggs.............................
INSURANCE STOCKS.
Firemen's......................... 24 as
Fraakila........................... 45
Metropolitan....................... 7s
Corcoran........................... TI
Potomac........................... 24 20
Arlington............. ...
German America.................
National Union.................... 7%
Columbia.......................10 it
Riggs........................... S M
Peoples.........................
Commercial...................... 4
Colonial....105 .....
TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS.
Real Estate Title............... . ...
Columbia Title...................... .%
Washington Title..................... 4
TELEPHONE AND ORAPHBOPHOIaI STOCKS.
Chesapeake and Potomac.......... .0
American Grapbopbone com.........3 4
American Grapbophone pd........0% S
GAS STOCKS.
Wpskiagna Ga.................. 57% 6s
Georgetown G........................
TYPE MACHINE STOCKS.
Mrgenthaler Linotype .............115
Lanston Monotype..................0 0%
MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS.
Greene Con. topper .................14% 15%
Washington Market................ i
Nor, ad Wash. Steamboat......... 230
CJ. Maury T te.......... ......... 10 .....
Realty Appraisal Agency........... 22
DEATH OF JIBS. DAVIS.
Wife of Governo so Ithmian Cana1
Zone Passes Away.
A telegram received at the War Depart
ment today announced the death of Mrs.
Geo. W. Davis, wife of Major General
Davis. retired, governor of the isthmian
canal one, this morning at Big Moose
lake, New York. The remains will be
brought to Washington. arriving tomorrow
afternoon, and will be placed In the receiv
inWalgtn a A,..t..-...,........ rrivl
Wergeoday on his..e.....to.N.w..ork.
RE TYPENNACHRNER TOCKS.
Ovgnta er iotyp........ ... 7 ..
rne H.oH. oppse................ pr4%eed
ingshi ut i ngtoe Mastket........ Su.....
Nort a ais. Ctearbl....... Fleing the.
p a y De ................... . a vi....
at pre prttasal enfcy........ s22c ...
eoainant agsthatseB. r
Weof Gotolnveror in asterin minng
compane,ranm teehdat the enat Flepart
haet thea mnonyaduaed theofM.
stoc, reihredegoserno wit the dsthmen
ana se, ehosi andornung cmany.gMos
ak,NwYr.The copanntrciemainsmwall pbe
brought torWaghington.oarrivingetookrow
aternefendant, wBlrrbe pacd ne mpian
ing valming fromngtong, hedn safe depoia
cofmpanyerom Dlveriwho santd BerryCorom
caednsalo have ben tossed upork.th
Court the Grntcearn orer wenroigedy
Poaser Vnnr Stocke.
Postmaster Gansoe. haf niue porkoced
wags In Washito n tda Dsting sprem
Counts wgit thauditin R.fiemsng, the
Pany, Otfe Dartmantaf Depost aving
and TrsbCay John WinTiedaE. tharryn
touprieent e allof aetaNe stok.Mr
Van cotphanantcammeded that Tefur
pofmtcon tobegsunerinndetern mlls.
copay,and thatthe Poisnant.ein
hnled te mony ond tdcasd the
cantse ofeMosit Ad ruscomaccy. o
Theuns loydainantreive a smal, tes
tioniof tht Ms.ok bruts do giee hihe
rcesiv ae proteornate shenc
Tdefenwilanit tleatg It as Crysta. the
deadkirl,wh graeetos the bot oek and
nte. Tdefenote tor,n the gistainant
ask thatete fort prseution fore brestain
a indowleinfro Kiel, thboer shot andsi
killdpan fro deivei and Bter from
looning Chicagock,s unit thenrt ofte
caspefsll h a benpa id pn by th
curt. T.h Dacesr odeswe signied,
anmfdrtcae will, be heasrd uut
Purostmaser ank Cott hi eraU
PosLOrie uDpatmnt.Hewa aco
paned y ohnW. ieman th asisan
promto to b sueitnen -fmis
Charge -ihPioig
HARTFRD CIT, In., Auust .Ta

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