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mm VOL. LXV. NO. 208. PRICE THREE CENTS. NEW HAVEN, CONN., TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1897 THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO TO INVOKE PRESIDENT'S AID mixers' chief wants him. tore, coxvexe coxgress. Believe It the Only Manner of Settling the Big Strike Proposition Presented at Labor Conference at St. Louts Klghty etght Organizations Represented A Sympathetic Strike Not likely. St. Louis, Aug. 30. The labor confer ence, held here, to-day, adjourned this evening to meet to-morrow. Nothing definite was accomplished. Eugene Debs was one of the early arrivals. Questioned as to the motive of his presence, he said: "I am no longer affiliated with any labor body, but have come simply as a guest of the conference." He would not venture an opinion on the probable outcome of the confer ence. "Is there any probability of a sym pathetic strike?" was asked. "I hardly think so. These delegates are not empowered to order a strike. They can do no more than report back to their respective bodies the sense of the 'convention. "Government by injunction," Mr. Debs went on to say, "as exemplified in the great struggle of the miners, has been carried to the extreme and the people are revolting. I expect the con vention will take some very decisive action in this matter." Mr. Ratchford has a plan calling upon every workingman and woman in each county to contribute one day of their wages to further the relief of the striking miners. This money, he thinks, will amount to between $1,000 and $2,000 per day. Part of this fund will be used to keep men at work among the strikers in the Pittsburg district, where the operators purpose starting their mines with non-union men. But little was done at the morning session. The committee on credentials made Its report immediately upon the as- -mbling of the conference for its after session. It was shown that eigh ""'vlght delegates, representing the fol ding organizations, were present: .-United Mine "Workers of America, the Social Democracy, the American Fed eration of Labor, the Stone Workers' International union, the Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators, Brother hood of Bottle Blowers.Buildlng Trades Council of St. Louis, the Patriots of America, International Brotherhood of Track Foremen, the Single Tax League of America, Central Labor Ciunctl of Cincinnati, the International Typo graphical union,', the People's Party of Kansas and the Industrial Order of Freedmen. The report, after some discussion, was adopted. It was decided, however, that delegates be recognized as coming from the particular organizations they rep resent instead of the general body. The report showed also the presence of one woman delegate, Mrs. Mary Jones of Chicago, who represents the Social Democracy.' The temporary or ganization was then made permanent, and the chairman read the call for the convention. On motion thet chair then named as the committee on resolutions and plan of action, W. C. Pearce, of the miners; W. D. Mahon.of the street railway men; "Victor Berger, of Milwaukee, who rep ' resents the Social Democracy, in whose favor Mr. Debs declined; G. C. demons of Topeka, representing the Populists, and James R. Sovereign. Mr. Ratchford then took the floor. He went over the miners' strike from its inception to the present day, and dwelt particularly upon "government by in junction." He pleaded for prompt action and coming to the point of his argument ad vocated a special session of congress as the best and in fact the only relief. "If the president refuses to call con gress together, then I believe in a sym pathetic strike." Mr. Pat O'Neil of Rich Hill, Mo., who said he represented 1,500 unorganized picks," favored a labor revolution. He was a socialist, he saia, ana Deiievea in the miners taking things in their wn hands if necessary. His fiery har- gue pleased the audience greatly. """Mr. Sovereign put himself on record as opposed to Mr. Ratchford's plan. He believed this would be the last conven tion to be held under present condi tions and that the crucial test now confronted organized labor. Mr. Mahon of Detroit said a resolu tions committee was useless. The eon ""Verition had to vote on Ratchford's ' "' proposition and then go home. The power of Che nation, he suid, was in the courts and if anybody was to be injured, let 1t be the courts. He was opposed to Mr. Ratchford's proposi tion. James Hogan, formerly of the A. R. U., and now representing the Social Democracy of Chicago, "General" Brad ley of Commonweal fame, and "Gen eral" Heinemann, a Texas populist, kept up the flow of words until 5 o'clock when the convention adjourned until to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock, when the resolutions committee is expected to report. Pittsburg, Aug. 30. The Btrlke sit uation in thiB district may be said to be in a muddle. It is known that when President Dolan left for the St. Louis convention he was the bearer of an im portant proposition to be submitted to National President Ratchford, which asks the privilege of starting some ef the mines. It has the sanction of some officials and only needs the consent of the higher officials. The smaller operators here will hold a meeting to-morrow to agree to make whatever promises the national officers of the miners require. These operators had a meeting last week and it Is said obtained twenty-nine signatures to an agreement to pay the rate demanded and nat to sell coal to the "Big 13" com bination which controls the lake trade. If Ratchford gives his consent a number of mines will be started at once, and In that event it is predicted the strike will be soon ended. One of the "Big 13" said to-night: "If mines start under" such an agree ment in the Pittsburg district the Jig Is up. The hour that men are given the privilege of working in the Pitts burg district desertions from the ranks of strikers in West Virginia, Ohio, Indi ana and Illllnois will follow. "If twenty-nine mines in the Pitts burg district should start they would not find a market for more than twa care of coal a day each." Secretary William Warner of the miners' union said to-night that all ot the small operators in the Pittsburg district, with the exception of a few, are willing to pay the rate demanded, and he is in favor of letting them start. THE TRIAL OE iEPl'.'KKT, Mrs. Leutgert's Krother Makes an Im pressive "Witness. Chicago, Aug. 30. The trial of Adolph L. Leutgert for the murder of his wife began In earnest to-day, the prelimi nary work of securing a jury having been completed. Five minutes after the doors were opened the room was packed to suffocation. Contrary to the expectation of the state, the jury will be asked by the de fence to witness an experiment in the vat in the basement of the sausage fac tory. This is to be the result of an ex periment conducted by Leutgert's at torneys Saturday and yesterday, by which they claim to have proven the prosecution's theory of disintegration of the body of the victim impossible. When the afternoon session began the first witness called was Diedrich Bicknere, brother of Mrs. Leutgert. He told the jury of his visit to the house of Leutgert, May 4, to see his sister. There he met the sausage maker and talked with him for some time before he was informed that Mrs. Leutgert had disappeared. Bicknere said Leut gert told him he did not know what had become of his wife. He had last seen her at 8 o'clock the Saturday eve ning previous. Leutgert said he did not believe she had gone away with some other man, but thought she had wandered away. The witness said he asked the prison er what he had done to find his wife, and was informed that he had not told the police of her disappearance. In stead, he said he had paid two private detectives $5 each and they would do more than the police could accomplish. The witness said Leutgert told him he had not looke.d to see if his wife had taken any clothing with her except the dress she had on when he last saw her. He had not visited any place or made any inquiries. Bicknere told his story in a simple, straightforward way that made him an Impressive witness. Louis Luetgert, who is a remarkably bright lad for his age, caused some thing of a sensation in concluding his testimony, and it is believed that he made counsel for the prosecution regret having placed him on the stand. The boy had already been examined twice as to his knowledge of his mother's dis appearance, and in neither case did he refer to having heard his mother about the house after he had been sent to bed. To-day he recounted how he had gone to Ha circus on the evening of hie moth er's disappearance. He returned home about 10:30 and found his mother, to whom he described what he had saan at the circus. While engaged in this conversation, he said, his father enter ed the room and ordered him to bed. Later he heard his father descending the stairway. This portion of his tes timony was identical with that given at the preliminary hearings. But to-day he continued by saying that after he had been asleep for a long time he was suddenly awakened by hearing a rustling of skirts in his bedroom. He called out, "Is that you, father'" but his mother's voice replied, "No, it. is me." The lad declared that he was sure it was his mother's voice which replied to his query, and he soon went to sleep. The etate attorney asked Louis why he had not told this part of his testimony before, and he replied that no one had asked him if he had seen his mother af t retiring. Court adjourned for the day, the de fence refusing to cross-examine the boy. BROKE 100 MILE RECORD. Walters Covers the Distance in 3 Hour 25 minutes, 55 3-5 Seconds. London, Aug. 30. The bicycle race for the gold vase, which was begun at Catford on Saturday, when A. E. Wal ters beat Stock by one mile in six hours' riding, was continued this even ing. To-night Walters did the first thirty-three miles In one hour three minutes and fifty-eight eeconds, still breaking the world's record and repeat edly lapping Stock. Walters covered 60. miles and 770 yards in two hours and eighty-eight miles In three hours. This ended the second stage of the competition. The score for the nine hours was: Walters, 251 miles and 1, 685 yards; Stock, 246 miles and 220 yards. Waltere did not stop at the end of the nine hours, but continued riding in an attempt to break the record for one hundred miles, which he succeeded in doing, covering the distance in three hours twenty-five minutes and fifty three and three-fifths seconds. Harrlty is Deposed. Reading, Pa., Aug. 20. The democrat ic state convention to-night, by a vote of 63 to 26, paesed a resolution declar ing vacant the position of national com mitteeman from Pennsylvania, now filled by William F. Harrity, and nam ing James M. Guftey of Pittsburg for the vacancy. INDIA A STRICKEN LAND rev. h. jir. lahsox vividly POR TRAYS ITS MAXY ILLS. First the Bubonic Plague, Then Fninlne, Earthquake and Rebellion The Govern ment Belief Works Progress of Christi anity and Decay of Hinduism Money Grealty Needed Speaker a Yale Alumnus At the First M. E. church of this city Rev. Harvey M. Lawson, who has recently returned from India, addressed a rather small audience last night on India and its condition. Rev. Mr. Law son Is no stranger in New Haven, being a graduate of Yale Divinity school in the class "bf '93. He found his wife In this city, too. Mr. Lawson said: "On account of its great calamities India is attracting the 'attention of the whole world. First, the plague broke out in Bombay last September and swept away tens of thousands of peo ple. Then the famine came on and has extended over three-fourths of the land, "so that again thousands are dying from starvation at the present time. Nor Is that all. Recently there was a great earthquake in the northeastern provinces, Asan and Bengal, which de stroyed much property and many lives. And then recently there has been tak ing place an uprising of native tribes along the northern frontier. "The present religious condition of India is' that of transition, a change on account of the influence of western civilization, which has worked a dif ference in the thought 'and life of all classes. Education is a potent factor in this, as the upper castes are anxious to get into the government service. In that way they become acquainted with Christianity and unconsciously adopt many Christian ideas. The thoughtful ones among them see that Hinduism has become corrupt, and the realization of that has brought out many relig ious reformers, who are seeking to ex punge the Idolatry and superstition of Hinduism so that it will be a rival for Christianity and so that it will hold the minds of the people. And the observ ing among them see that Christianity is making vast progress and that Hin duism is waning. "The Bubonic plague Is the same thing as the black plague that devas tated London about 200 years ago. It is the same thing that ravaged Mar seilles, and only three years ago deci mated Hong Kong. In the latter place the only remedy that proved efficient was to burn large sections of the city., me plague broke out last September and the people " became very much frightened and left the city in great crowds, and the railways were forced to run extra trains. Many of the refugees had the germs of the plague before they left and died on the rail way trains, and others carried the plague to neighboring towns, but for tunately it did not spread very much outside Bombay. Last December more than half the people of that city had left on that account. On the other hand, amid all this flight there were two classes of people who stuck to their posts the Europeans and the na tive Christians. They showed great courage and a high sense of duty. "The ravages of the famine are even more terrible than the plague, because it extends oyer a greater extent of country. It is due to the failure of rain during the last monsoon. I left the country in February and as early as that there was a great deal of suf fering and starvation among the poor people. Thousands were leaving their homes and flocking to the government relief works, where they break stone for roads, or dig out railway excava tions or canals. Measured in our money their daily wages would be four cents for men, three cents for women and one or two cents for children. That Is barely enough to get something to eat. Back in the provinces is the great, est suffering, as they are far away from the relief works and they are very loath to leave their homes. Many stay un til they see they will die if they re main longer, and not a few of these are so weak that they die by the road side on the way to the relief works. Their bodies are then the prey of jackals. "The government is doing as much as it can to relieve the suffering of the famine. The greatest hindrance Is the flagrant corruption of the Brahmin offi cials, who are in charge of the works. They extort bribes part of the meagre wages whenever the European over seers are not around. It is, therefore, well to send your relief to the mission aries direct, as they know the needy people and can speedily deliver relief to those who are starving. "Many parents are abandoning their children and the missionaries pick them up and put them into orphanages. Very often the children are so emaciated that thsy die from starvation even with the best of care. A great many girls are sold by their parents to a life of shame, but the missionaries are doing all they can to rescue such girls. "The famine will continue for several months to come because the rains did not come on regularly this year either, so that the first crop which should have been harvested this September was a failure. There will be no large crop until next February. And as' large numbers of the cattle have died and the farmers have no oxen with which to plow the ground, and as much of their tools and implements have been sold to get food, and as they have no seed, you can readily see that there will be great suffering even alter rain comes. "There is. therefore, great need for all the contributions that can be sent from America. ' i snail De very giaa to receive any and all subscriptions you may be willing to make, and I will see that your offering is sent directly to the missionaries, who know where the most relief is needed." Rev. Mr. La wson's' address for a few months will be 31 Beers street. New Haven. Wealthy Baker Commits Suicide. New York, Aug. 30 Henry Wirts, a v.l,o i-onuteri tn ho worth S100.000. COttl mitted suicide this evening by hanging himself to a rafter in the cellar of his home, No. 516 Pearl street, tnis cuy. HUMPS' EASY VICTORY. Tho Bay Gelding Never Uended in the 8:00 Class at Hartford, Hartford, Aug. 30. When Bumps paced the first heat of the first race at Charter Oak Park to-day in 2:05, rather closely pressed by Planet, every body expected to see a great race. The other two heats, however, were easier for the winner, and were never . in doubt. In the first heat of the 2:24 trot The Monk behaved badly and finished third. He won the second' after a struggle with Paddy D and landed the two succeeding ones handily. Prin cess Flavla ,vas far. distanced in the first heat of the event for two-year-olds and only two were left to fight it out. The first heat was easily Ambys and Prince Otto took the second with as little struggle. . The third was a noble fight between the two and was won by Amby on account of a bad break b'y Otto on the home stretch. Marion Mills, the famous pacer which goes without a driver, gave a very pretty exhibition, going the mile al most without a skip In 2:15V2. The day was fine and the track was in first class condition. The only thing to interfere with fast time was, that the horses had to face a rather stiff breeze on the back stretch. There was a fair attendance, about 2,i.'9 people be ing present. The summaries: 2:00 Class, Pacing Puree $2,000: Bumps, b g, by Baron Wilkes, (Wilson! 1 1 1 Planet, b h, (B. DeMorest) 2 5 2 Frunk Bogash, br li, (Payne) 5 2 5 Sphlnxctta, U ra, (Spears) 3 3 8 Hull Cloud, b h, (BuHh) 4 4 4 Berkshire Courier, b g, (Miller) 8 6 6 Brisht Light, b in, (Buyce) IS 8 7 Alhambra, blk h, (Mcriliiiiey) 7 7 d 'lime a:uiiV4, a:u.-s, a:mi. 2:24 Class, Trotting Purse $2,000: The Monk, br g, (Geers) Sill Paddy D, b g, (Houghton) 12 3 2 Quarter Staff, b h, (Yearance). . 2 3 3 3 Oakley, b K. (French) 4 4 4 4 Tlme-2:164, 2:15, 2:1014, 2:18. 2:50 Class, Trotting for Two-year-olds Purse .$2,000: Amby. b c, (Pnmoiid) by Ambassador ltegalo 1 2 1 Prluce Otto, b c, (Wilson) 2 12 Princess Flavla. b f, (Thomas).... d Time 2:23, 2:23, 2:25. hox. it. g. hollixs head. Well Known in New York A Close Friend of President Ai l bur. Somersworth, N. H., Aug. 30. Hon. Daniel G. Rollins died at his summer home on Beacon street this afternoon, aged fifty-five years. He was a grad uate of Dartmouth college aryl Harvard law school, and for many years had been a resident of j New York city, where he served ae surrogate and dis trict attorney. He was a close person al friend of President Arthur during his administration. Four weeks ago he came to the old homestead here ill with diabetes, to which he succumbed. He was a member of the Union league and other leading clubs of New York city, and conducted an extensive law prac tice there. PICACE CONDITIONS OXKROVS. M. Itnlll, Premier of Greece, Says So to the Chamber of Deputies. Athens, Aug. 30. In the chamber of deputies to-day M. Ralll, the premier, presented a bill for the retention of a portion of the currant crop, declaring that the government would treat , the vote on the question as one of confi dence. The government, the premier said, could not state how the peace ne gotiations between Greece and Turkey stood, but the country must be aware that the conditions proposed were oner ous. M. Delyannls said that while the enemy would trod on Greek soil there would be dissensions and that it would be an evil augury for the country for his party to support the government. M. Levidls, formerly minister of ma rine, who was assaulted In the lobby of the chamber of deputies on Saturday by M. Grlvas.chief of staff of the Greek fleet, brough the subject of the attack upon him to the attention of the cham ber and explained the remarks made by him which led to the assault, whereup on M. Grlvas apologized for striking M. Levidls. The bill presented by M. Ralli passed its first reading. FRANCE It USS IA-UNITED 8 TA TEH. A French Deputy Advocates an Alliance o the Three Conntiies. Paris, Aug. 30. M. Gervillo-Reaehn, colored, member of the chamber of deputies from the island of Gaudloupe, French West Indies, and a republican in politics. Is the author of a long arti cle headed "The Franco-Russo-American Alliance," published by Le Jour to day, in which the writer points out that the United States has no ground for a conflict with France or Russia, while she would bring Into the alliance an un limited naval power, and he asks pub licists and politicians to boom such an alliance In order that it may be realiz ed at the dawn of the twentieth cen tury. EMPEROR TO THE DUKE. Kaiser William Compliments the Duke of Cambridge Coblenz, Aug. 30. At a banquet given this evening in connection with the army manouevres Emperor William in the course of a long address delivered an eloquent panegyric upon William the Great and the historic scenes con nected with Coblenz. He referred to the carrying out there by Emperor Wil liam I. of the reorganization of the army which had caused him to be so strikingly misunderstood, but which three victorious wars had justified. His majesty complimented in the highest terms the Duke of Cambridge, long the commander of the brave British army "who has done me the honor to come to lead past me his brave historical regi ment." His Majesty continued: "We may welcome in the illustrious persons of your royal highness a contemporary of our departed grandfather, who always spoke of you in terms of highest esteem and friendship and extolled your high ness' military attainments." The emperor concluded by congratu lating the Grand Duke of Baden upon the efficiency of the troops. NEW TARIFF IS A MYSTERY AXOTBKX IMPORTAXTSEC1IOX THE MEANING OE WHICH IS OBSCVItE, Hundreds of Steamer! and Vessels Flying; Foreign Flags May be Compelled to Pay a Discriminating Duty of 10 Per Cent, on Their Cargoes Many Countries Con cerned In Interpretation of the taw, Washington, Aug. 30. Involved In the question of the Interpretation of section 22 of the new tariff law with regard to the 10 per cent, discriminat ing duty on foreign goods coming Into the United States from Canada or Mex ico, which is now before the attorney general for decision, is another ques tion of equal, if not greater magnitude. This other question has almost entire ly escaped public notice, but it is giv ing the treasury great concern. It was referred to the attorney general by Secretary Gage for interpretation along with the other features of section 22, which are in controversy. It involves the question of whether the discriminat ing duty of 10 per cent, does not ap ply to all goods Imported in foreign vessels landing at United States ports which are not exempt from discrimin ating tonnage taxes by express treaty stipulations. This important question arises from another slight deviation from, the lan guage of previous provisions in section 22 which, if made intentionally, would seem to indicate that it was designed to discriminate against three-fourths ot all the big trans-Atlantic and, trans pacific steamship lines as well as many South American lines. In all previous laws the section corresponding to sec tion 22 of the new law, after providing for the 10 per cent, discriminating duty on goods Imported in vessels not flying the United States flag, provides that "this discriminating duty shall not apply to goods, wares or merchandise which shall be imported in vessels not of the United States, entitled at, the time of such importation by treaty or act of congress to be entered in ports of the United States on the payment of the same duties as shall be then paya ble on goods, etc., imported in vessels of the United States." The new law omits "acts of congress" and substitutes "convention," so as to make it read not exempt by "treaty or convention." It Is In pursuance of an act of con gress (section 4,228) that presidents in the past have by proclamation exempt ed the vessels of many countries from this discriminating duty. The question now before the attorney general is whether the omission of the words "act of congress" does not repeal section 4,228. If it does, it will strike a tre mendous blow at all foreign lines now exempt by presidential proclamation and confine the exemption strictly to the vessels of countries with which we have treaties grarfting such exemp tions. The vessels of countries which could not be affected by an adverse de cislon, that Is, countries with which we have treaties covering this specific subject, are: Sweden, Germany, Aus tria, Brazil, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Chile, Argentina, Hayti, Ha waii, Holland, Russia and Turkey, Sev eral of these countries have no mer chant marine sailing to American ports. The countries now enjoying exemption from discriminating duties either whol ly or In part under proclamations issued in pursuance of section 4,228 of the re vised statutes, are: Great Britain, f ranee, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Nica ragua and Mexico. Of course the larg est class of vessels which might be af fected are the English lines which come to the United States not only from British ports, -but the Oriental ooun. tries, India, South America and in faot from every country on the globe. If British vesaels should be thrown back upon their treaty exemptions, which are contained in the treaty of Washington, the goods of all British vessels sailing from the ports except the territorial possessions in Europe, would have to pay the additional 10 per cent, tax, More than that, all goods shipped in vessels not the products or manufacture of Great Britain's European posses sions, even though shipped from Eng lish, Scotch or Irish ports, would be subject to the discriminating duty as the treaty gives exemption only to such goods. An adverse decision would therefore affect the Cunard, the Anchor, Arrow, Trans-Atlantic, and other trans-Atlan. tic lines to that extent, the French line, the Phelps line running to Mediterra nean ports, the two Portuguese freight lines (except products of Portugal), several or tne south American lines, in eluding what Is known as the Green Line of steamers; the Japanese, the Canadian Pacific and the Oriental and Occident steamers on the Pacific, be sides hundreds of tramp steamers. A curious question would arise in the case of the French line were an adverse de cision rendered. Before General Grant Issued his proc lamatlon exempting the cargoes of French vessels from our treaty with France.they paid a discriminating duty or u.i5 per ton and cargoes imported into France by vessels of the United States, paid a discriminating duty of 20 francs per ton. If section 4,228 is re pealed, then the question would arise as to whether a 10 per cent, discrimin ating duty should be imposed or the iS.,o per ton provided for by the treatv Should the attorney general decide mat section 4,228 Is repealed by the new law of course steamers lines plying between the United States ana ioreign ports which would ho f. fected might escape injury by a change of nationality and flag to that of Bel gium or Holland or some other country whose treaty gives them full exemp- First Sod Cut in Great Chinese Rallwa Vladistock, Aug. 30. Th flrt ; the work of the construction of the eninese n,asrern railroad was cut h Chinese territory near Stnituo- kaya to-day. A number of Chinese au- wonues were present. HOLD RESERVE $141,019,677 Condition of the Treasury Total Expendi ture This Tear 89,840,008. Washington, Aug. 30. To-day's state ment of the condition of the treasury shows: Available cash balance, $221,- 170,035; gold reserve, $144,019,677; net silver, $24,186,395; United States notes In the treasury, $27,797,794; treasury notes of 1980, $29,972,107; total receipts to-day, $889,734; total receipts this month. $18,421,407; total receipts this yetar, $57,448,772; total expenditures this day, $858,000; total expenditures tnis month, $32,740,000; total expenditures this year, $82,840,908; deposits in na tional banks, $17,345,018. ' . WHEAT FEVER SUBSIDING. Total Transactions In Yesterday's Dealings Amounted Only to 4,165,000 Bushels. New York, Aug. 30. Total transac tions in wheat to-day were only 4,165,000 bushels. During the height of the bull boom they ran up to 16,000,000. Thus speculation Is fast getting back Into its normal condition, with sentiment not so favorably disposed towards the long side of the account except in & scalp ing way. News on the whole to-day was bullish, but the market did not respond. There was heavy selling of the nearby deliveries In an effort to switch transactions over Into Decem ber. As a result the difference between September and Deoehiber wheat a few days ago was something like 4 cents, narrowed down to 2 cents at the close to-day. The latter option left off un changed from Saturday night against 1 declines on other deliveries. The domestic visible supply lost 1,256,000 bushels last week and the English vis ible decreased 1,185,000 bushels. BAXK BURGLARS GET $39,000. B Bank In an Ontario Town Broken Into I,at Friday Night. Napanee, Ont., Aug. 30. Burglars during Friday night broke into the Do minion bank here and got away with $32,000. No trace of the thieves has yet been discovered. It took the bank officers until Sat urday night to get into the safe, the combination of which the burglars changed and thus temporarily hid the extent of the robbery. Only two per sons, both officers, were known to have the combination of tie vault locks. Of the amount stolen $22,600 was In cash and $10,000 in checks. When the bank was opened on Saturday morning the robbery was not suspected, as the safe had been out of order before. The cashier was unable to open it. There fore It was supposed something was wrong with the combination. A local locksmith was called in to open the door. It was believed that once the large outer door opened the trouble would be ended. ' ' But it was found that the combina tion of the inner door was also changed. This complicated matters so that it was not until late Saturday evening that the officers were enabled to effect an entrance. The burglars had opened the safe, secured the booty, changed the combination of the. safe and carefully locked the doors, leaving no trace of their crime. They got a good start in their flight before the fact of the robbery had be come known. The bank operations to-day were car ried on by money obtained from other banks In the place. The robbery means a loss of $22,000 to the bank. The checks can be stopped. The robbery was the work of experts, who 'were able to work out the combination- of the lock. ' No suspicion attaches to any of the bank's employes. FOR MAYOR OE GREA TES XE W YORK Citizens' Union Will Go It Alone With Seth Low as Their Candidate. New York, Aug. 30. The republican conference with the anti-Tammany forces, which was held at Manhattan hotel to-night, was productive of no important result. The republicans were bitterly opposed to being forestalled in the nomination for mayor by the Citi zens' union and they emphatically de clared that in such an event they vould prefer to nominate Mayor StrongT F. S. Glbbs declared that Strong would be the candidate of the republi can party rather than Seth Low if the Citizens' union made its nomination on Wednesday. He said that Strong would make a good candidate. Messrs. Orr and Maxwell, the repre sentatives of the Brooklyn committee of fifty, were emphatic on going ahead with the nomination of Low on Wed nesday. The addresses df the republi cans, which were more in the nature of appeals, were made to these men. The republicans endeavored to prevail on them to postpone action. Henry D. Purroy and General Wager Swayne were in favor of Hon. Seth Low. Ernest Harvler, representing the in dependent democrats, was non-commit tal and merely held for the repeal of the Raines law. New York, Aug. 30. The executive committee of the Citizens' union at a meeting held to-night decided to stand alone with Seth Low and no other as its candidate for mayor of Greater New York. Home rule Is what it desires. State and national issues are to be shunned. All this was set forth in a reply sent by Chairman James B. Rey nolds to Lemuel E. Qulgg of the repub lican county committee to the invita tion to the conference of anti-Tammany organizations. JTUOGE BALD WIX AT SARATOGA. Delivered the Annual Address Before the Social Science Association. Saratoga, N. Y., Aug. 30. The Ameri can Social Science association, founded in 1865, began its Saratoga general meeting to-night. The annual address was made by Judge Simeon E. Baldwin of New Haven, Conn., professor in Yale law school, on "Absolute Power." F, B. Sanborn of Concord, Mass., made his final report as general secretary. He has announced, his purpose of retir ing at the close of the present year. The association will be in session five days. MOONSHINERS SHOT TO KILL TWO V. S. liEPUTY MARSHALS MVR. DEHED IX ARKANSAS, Two Others Were Seriously Wounded and Two Are Missing-Moonshiners Awaited! In Ambush the Coming of the Officers Tragedy Laid at the Door of a Gang Led by Two Desperate Characters. Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 30. Two dep. uty United States marshals are dead, two are seriously injured and two mor are missing as a result of an attack on a posse of officers by a band of moon, shiners In Pope county yesterday. The dead are: ; s' B. F. Taylor of Searcy county. Joe Dodson of Stone county. The wounded are the Renfrewi broth, ers. The names of the missing men ara not given, but they are supposed to ba deputy sheriffs of Searcy county. Tay. lor, one of the murdered men, was sixty,, years Old and was 'the wealthiest man; in Searcy county. Dodson was a well known deputy and has been a terror toi moonshiners for years. The six officers were on a moonshiner; raid when the terrible affair occurred. They had approached to within thirty; yards of an illicit distillery when they; were fired upon from amhushr" Taylor and Dodson fell at the first volley, dead dn their tracks. The shoot ing occurred thirty-five miles from Rus. sellville, a point ten miles south of Witt Springs. The locality is in the moun. tninfl and fat matlv vaava liaa Hann . -- w J '.CCA va, favorite rendezvous for moonshinera and counterfeiters. The news of tha terrible tragedy was brought to Rus sellville to-day by Dr. Pack, who cama for the coronqr. The men who did tha shootirig are supposed to be a gang oC moonshiners led by Horace Bruce and; John Churcn, two . of the most desper. ate characters In that part of the coun- try- x- , WHAT IS A VALID MARRIAGE f - An Important Definition by the Interior Department Afleoting Pensions. Washington, Aug. 30. Assistant Sec retary of the Interior Webster Davis, to-day rendered an important decision: in a pension claim involving the defini tion of a valid marriage. The policy laid down affects a great number of cases. The issue is made in the casa of the widow of William B. Thomas, who served in company A, New York; Volunteers, heavy artillery.' Mr. Davis holds: . "Where' it is shown by the evidence that both parties fully intended and. consented to the maintenance of bona fide maritlal relations at and subse quent; to the time when they were com petent to sustain such statutes by re moval of a pre-existing impediment, and did consent, to, the maintenance of such marital relations by constant and continuous cohabitation, acknowledg ing each other as husband and wife and being universally recognized as such, by the community in which they lived, joining in church membership, uniting In deeds and conveyances as husband and wife, deporting themselves general ly in accordance with good Tnora.ls, aj valid marriage is essentially establish ed." . :','.' '.. ; DEATH OF E. i. RADLEY. Owner of Bradley's Point, Savin Book A Well Known Resident. ' ;' Edward I Bradley, the wellnown) oyster grower and owner of Bradley's Point, died yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock. He had been ailing for tha past eight weeks with chronic malarial poisoning. A wife and three childreni, survive him. He was a prominent! member of Annowan lodge of the Ma sonic order. Mr. Bradley bought Brad ley's Point fifteen years ago and hadi from his oyster business and sales ofi building lots at the Point realized at' small fortune. A half dozen or mora cottages have been erected at the Polne on land bought of him and he owned several houses, there which he owned1 to summei visitors. He was anup- rlo-Vit tiiitrineaa man u n r? trnnA itt9nn ly in the expressions of his opinion and' was much interested in the prosperity and welfare of Savin Rock, where ai large part of his maturer years wera spent. Many old friends will regret tot learn of his death. BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER. A Result That the Uprising in India Has) Brought About. Peshawur, Aug. 30. It transpires tha t! several of the native 'Officers at Fort Lundl-Kotal showed the utmost loyalty; and valor when that post was attacked. One of them who received a bullet! wound in his shoulder continued,' de spite his injury, to fight 'and encour age his men until the fort was cap tured. The Subadar, who conducted the defence of Fort Lundl-Kotal was killed during the fighting. Among the attacking force were two of his sons, while another son fought by his side. The Subadar, who commanded the Mul lagoln company when the enemy en tered the fort, collected his men and gallantly cut his way through the ranks of the attackers. He lost sev eral men but reached the road to Jam rud without the loss of a single rifle. It appears that only a small section of the Khyber Rifles stationed at Jame sud were disarmed. They were on guard when the news of the fall of Fort Lundl-Kotal -was received, and the offi cers fearing that some of them' might desert with their rifles, disarmed them and placed other tribesmen on guard. The other Khyber Rifles are still trust ed. The arrest at Quetta on August 24 of three Beluchiastan Surdars Is consid ered a most important step, as two of them, Mehrullah and Yarmurhad, wera the instigators of recent raids in that quarter. Their arrest will prevent much trouDie in r,ciuuiiiau. jority of the Beluchistan chiefs hav visited Quetta and all declare that there is no further reason for anxiety, on the part of the government.