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SCE ANTON, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 10. 1897.
NEWS OF THE
Miners at Navarre and
Camp Creek Have
MASTER SARGENT'S OFFER
Will Give His Personal Assist
ance to the Cause.
ttllcct of the Strike on the Cool Trndc
Gcucrnlly--rorcigii Coixl Itcgin to
Cut Quito n Figure at Pittsburg.
Tho Price of West Virginin .Mine
I'roducls Has l)oublcd--l'iosiects
Pittsburg;, July 1G. Foreign coal is
beginning to out quite a figure In the
Pittsburg market and the miners' offi
cials recognize the Importance. They
nre, for the time being, satisfied with
tho small amount of coal that Is being
dug In the Pittsburg district and from
jiow en will look after what they term
Much coul Is being sold In the Pitts
burg maikct from the Clearfield and
Cambria districts. It is true that It
does not come to Pittsburg but goes
to fill tho contracts made at the great
"Tho men In the Clearfield and Cam
bria districts are working under the
delusion tnat they aie not conlllcting
with -the general suspension," said
President Patrick Dolan. "Wo have
arranged a conference with seme of
the leaders in that section, the time
of which I am not at liberty to an
nounce. I am satisfied that we will be
ablo to make them see the error of
their ways and Join us In this great
battle for bread. As far as the Pitts
burg district proper is concerned, we
Irive every reason to be satisfied with
the situation. I have hopes In yet
being able to get the New York and
Cleveland men out."
The local ofllclals are manifesting
much Interest In the situation In West
Virginia. Cameron Miller said today
that he would be willing to w&ser that,
most of tho miners of the mountain
ttates would be out before tho end of
the week. He said there were about
25,000 miners in that state and if the
organizers succeeded In getting' 15,000 of
them out the battle could be considered
AN IMPORTANT FEATURE.
An Important feature of the local situ
ation was the shipment of several hun
dred employ cars to West Virginia.
They will be loaded with coal and sent
to the lakes, filling contracts made with
Pittsburg operators. The Pittsburg
operators, claim that they were offered
coal from all sections of the country
and had to lefuse a number of proposi
tions. The prevailing pi Ice was $1.50,
n change being noted from the quota
tions of the day previous.
The miners' officers succeeded In
keeping the men employed at the Keel
ing, Eureka and Waverly mines from
going to work today at the C9 cent rate
which has been oftered to them by their
According to the miners' ofllclals, the
operators have closed the company
stoics all over the district and supplies
to men have been cut off. This leaves
the miner dependent upon the fruits of
forage and charity. In one or two agri
cultural communities, where the miners
are on strike, the f aimers have invited
trie ptt liters to organize committees and
send them with a wagon Into the sur
lounillng county to solicit rather .than
confiscate supplies. The strikers are
taking full advantage of this Invita
tion. SARCITCNT OFFERS ASSISTANCE.
Columbus, O., July 15. In a letter re
ceived by President Ratchford from
F. P. Sargent, grand master of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen,
Mr. Sargent offers his personal assist
ance in any manner deemed best by Mr.
Ratchford and also suggests a plan
for the membership of the organization
numbering 30,000 to assist the strikers
Mr -slllon, O., Julv 15. The miners
employed at the Standard mine at
Navnrre have Joined th strikers. The
Camp Creek miners have also gone
Cleveland, O., July 15. The price of
"West Virslnla, run of mine Is now $3
per ton on track hero. It was $1.30
prior to the strike.
New York and Susquehanna Picking
Up, According to Reports.
New York, July 15. The Evening Post
rays; Repoits were put out In Wall
street this afternoon that John C. Cal
houn and F. If. Prince, of Boston, we-o
arranging for tho placing of considerable
foreign money In tho Now' York, flus
quehnnna and Western property, anl that
they contemplated un extension of the
line via tho Beech Creek railroad to the
hoft coal districts In Western Pennsylva
nia. On the authority of one who Is ex
cellently posted In the affairs of the- SUs
quthanna and Western these statements
may be taken as very doubtful, and In all
probability very far from tho truth.
Kurthcnnorn. It may bo sild that the
Ueech Creek lino Is controlled by Van
ilcrbllt and Lackawanna Interest, while
the expected denouement In Susquehanna
find Western affairs Is cxpeotad to come
frcni other quarters.
OF INTEREST TO MINERS.
JJIIIi Approved by Covornor Ilnttlngs
ltarrlsbuni, July 15. Among rills ap
proved by tho governor today were the
Ci eating a state bureau of mining In
cop icctlon with the eepartment of In
tern..! affair; authorizing tho transfer
of wholesale or refill liquor licenses fiam
ono perso. to another and fror. one pla.ee
to .iotbtr; provtf'.nsr for the weighing of
coal ns It comes ftom the mlnerg, and fee
fore screening; to protect tho Hvcb and
limbs of minors from tho dancer result
ing from Incompetent miners In tho nn
thractto regions, and to provide for tho
examination of persons seeking employ
ment as miners in the anthracite region.
SUPREME COURT DECISIONS.
Orders und Judgments Hcndcrcd at
Philadelphia, July 15. Among the or
ders and Judgments rendered by tho
supremo court today were the following:
Freedman vs. Providence, etc., Insur
ance company, C P., Bradford, January
term, '97. Judgment affirmed.
Lldla, E. Kelley, et al vs. Ilachuel
Kelley. C. P. Luzorno county. Judgment
below rovorsed and Judgment Is now en
tered In favor of plaintiffs and ngalnit
defendants for the undivided one-half of
the land described In the writ.
Olits II. Boyd vs. the American Car
bon Brick company ot al., C. P. McKean.
Edmund Gumaer vs. Pardon T, Barber.
C. P., Lackawanna county. Judgment re
versed and venire facias do novo awarded.
Frank Smith, sheriff, vs. Altoona and
Phllllpsburg Connecting Railroad com
pany, C. P., Clearfield county. Judgment
Anthony Mullen vs. the Union Central
I.lfo Insurance company. Appellant, C. P.,
Luzerne county. Judgment reversed anl
venire facias de novo awarded.
It Will lie the Next Meeting Place for
the National Republican League.
Struggle for Recognition at Detroit.
Detroit, July 1.. Thcro was lots ot talk
among the National Republican league
delegates over tho selection of remain
ing officers and the next place of meet
ing. The newly elected president, Mr.
Crawford, called tho convention to order.
Following thla the list of vice presi
dents was read. Mahlon D. Young, of
Philadelphia, was named from Pennsyl
vania. Nominations for secretary were then
In order. W. R. Payne, In a vigorous and
scmewhat sensational speech presented
the name of Ora 'E. Chapln, of Chicago,
during which he said: "Chicago Is not
asking for the convention for next year,
and the Chicago press Is not asking for
It; but there are some men here, paid
emissaries, who want to make some
money out of It. John R. Tanner can't
placo me under the lash; he can remain,
If he will, tho arch enemy of tho Alc
Klnley administration; he can't lash mo
Tho names of Frd J. Blakely, of Michi
gan, and Mlchncl J. Dowllng, the pres
ent secictary, were presented. President
Dlngley, of Michigan, seconded Dowling's
nomination, Indicating by this dissatis
faction In the state delegation at Blake
ly'f candidacy. When tho vote was con
cluded Dowllng's election was announced.
Frank J. Illgglns, of New Jersey, was
The friends of Omaha, Baltimore, Chi
cago and Dallas, then address the con
vention In favor of their respective choice
for the next placo of meeting.
C, J. Green, of Omaha, spoke fervently
In support of Omaha. Re said anarchy
has for years run riot in Nebraska, and
If the convention wot.ld come to Omaha
It would do much to win the state. back.
D. II. Atwell, of Texas, said the only
way to get the proceedings beforo the
people of his state would be to hold tho
next convention In Dallas.
Stato Senator Hamilton, of Chicago.sald
his delegation would be happy to see tho
next convention In Chicago, but these
conventions should be so controlled that
out of them should como the "sinews of
war." He moved that tho whole subject
be referred to tho executive committee
After further disorderly discussion, dur
ing which three-quarters of tho delegates
were on their feet, a motion to table the
motion to refer the question of conven
tion place to the executive committee pre
vailed, against a chorus of protests from
Illinois, lelnforced by many other dele
gates. Tho roll of states was then called and
tho result of the ballot gavo tho conven
tion to Omaha. On the roll call Balti
more and Chicago both recolved substan
tial support, but before the announce
ment of tho voto tho states were clamor
ing for a chance to swing Into lino for
Omaha. A motion that the secretary caHt
tho entire voto of tho convention for the
Nebraska city prevailed. The Maryland
men angrily demanded the announcement
of the result of the ballot. The secretary
announced the vote as follows:
Dallas, 75; Chicago, 1S5; Baltimore, 210;
Then on motion of Marcus Pollnskov
nnd In the midst of a scene of wild dis
order, the convention adjourned.
BRIGHT TRADE PROSPECTS
An English I'iniincier's Views of tho
Outlook Here anil Abrond--Gold
and tho Crops.
London, July 15. At the meeting of the
London Joint Stock bank today, the
chairman, referring to gold movements,
said that Japan had lately Imported jo,
000,000 In order to make tho gold stand
ard effective, while America had retained
most of the bullion shipped during tho
last halt of 1898. Tho harvest prospects
of both countries he describes as very
promising, while the crops nearer homo
were less favorable and the gold ship
ments from New York woio not likely to
Tho outlook for trade generally was
now moro promising. There were evi
dences of a gradual Improvement In the
United States, ho declared, and If tho
currency question could bo settled and
the engineering dispute arranged the
United States end England might speed
ily enjoy better times.
HOWARD C. DUNHAM'S TRIAL
Defendant's .Mother Continues Ifor
Testimony in His Fnvor.
Batavia, N. Y July 15,-In tho trial of
Howard C. Benham, accused of poison
ing his wife, Mrs. Benham, the defend
ant's mother, testified today that her
daughter-in-law always complained of be
ing Bick, and during tho last few months
of her life she was In a state verging
Tho witness said sho had found In tho
bathroom of her son's house a bottle of
carbolic acid and somo boxes containing
white powders. There was no froth about
the mouth of the dead woman after
death, tho mother declared.
Trenton. N. j.w July 15,-Unltod States
Revenue Agent Spalding, of Philadelphia,
or.d a numbers of deputies came here this
afternoon and made a raid on the brew
cry of Frai z Hill. There is a suspicion
that tho revenue laws wore being vio
lated. Attached to tho brewery is a sa
loon which Hill operates, where beer Is
taken from kegs which have not been
RiUn. Swelled Lnkcs.
Saratoga, July 15. So hoavy was the
rain fall during the twenty-four hours
ending last night that Saratoga Lako,
Lako Gcirgo and other lakes In this aeo.
tlon wuro raised lx Inches, This 1b mi
BILLY BRYAN AT
SALT LAKE CITY
Tbc Doy Orator Talks to the Trans
HE HAS FAITH IN THE FAR WEST
Also liulictcf That Water Would Bo
ISood for Democrats of the Rockies.
At the Close of His Speech tho Ora
tor Is Presented with n Magnificent
llouquct, and tho Regular Business
of tho Congress Is Resumed.
Salt Lake, Utah, July 15. The Trans-Mlssls-slppl
congress was called to or
der today with a large audience In the
gallerl3 and the delegates' seats well
filled. Tho large attendance was due
to the fact that Hon. W. J. Bryan,
president of the congress, was expect
ed to be present. Resolutions were In
troduced by Keller, of North Dakota,
favoring the government taking con
trol of the Union and Central Pacific
The regular order of the day, mines
nnd mining, was then taken up. Tirey
L. Ford, of California, read a lengthy
paper on the- '"Necessity of Establishing
a Department of Mines nnd Mining."
At this point William J. Urynn enter
ed the hall and was greeted with the
wildest enthusiasm. Rlack, of Cali
fornia, moved that three cheers bo
Riven for Mr. Bryan, which the latter
said was out of order, but the cheers
were given nevertheless.
Mr. Bryan In taking tho chair said
he was fully In accord with the move
ments of the congress which represent
ed a great empire In the west. There
were numerous matters In which this
section was peculiarly interested. One
of the reasons why the congress had
met here was for an Interchange of
views on these matters. Another rea
son was that tho Trans-Mlsslsslppl
states were a part of this great nation
and interested In everything of nation
al Importance. They had a right to se
cure everything1 which would tend to
their advancement but did not desire
to do so at the expense of any other
port of ths country. The more he trav
elled over this vast region the greater
MEDICINE FOR DEMOCRATS.
Touching upon Irrigation he Indulged
In a little pleasantry by saying that
Democrats had found out that water
was very important, especially In this
part of the country.
He felt more and more hopeful of the
future of this western country nnd It
Was not beyond the range of possibili
ties to see millions of people living ir.
the fertile valleys of the west. Mr.
Bryan concluded by saying:
"We will rear a people In the great
west that will stand for American lib
erty and American progress."
After the speech Mr. Bryan was pre
sented with a magnificent bouquet by
Mrs. Warn n, a delegate from Colora
do, and the regular order of business
v.as again taken up.
Arrests Eighty Prominent Citizens of
Hnvniin on a Charge of Selling
Arms nnd Medicines to tho Cubans.
They Allege llluckmnil.
New York, July 15. A Havana special
to tho Sun says: Havana Is In the great
est state ot excitement that has existed
here since the war began. Eighty rich
Spanish merchants and bankers were ar
lested hero today accused of selling mer
chanidse and medicines to the Cuban pa
triots. Those under arrest Include prom
inent members of tho Union Constitu
tional party, and men who i e held lm.
portant official positions. Among them
are: Don Antonio Quesada, ex-mayor of
tho city of Havana; Jose Sarra, a million
aire druggist; Johnson, another wealthy
druggist and a professor at the univers
ity; Senore3 Lortdo, Torralbas, Marinas,
Benito Alvarez, VH'.uverdo, the brothers
Castio, Ramon Arguelles, president of
the Havana tallroad, Alebrto do Xtmeno,,
manager of the same railroad, and others.
Senor Arguelles" capital Is estimated at
$12,000,000. All the other persons arrested
represent together probably over $20,000,
000. It Is said, also, that tho wealthy
Spanish banker, Don Luciano Ruiz, who
has Important relations with New York
and London, Is compromised In the af
fair. It Is said by tho friends of tho ar
rested men that tho whole business is
blackmail and that the chief of nollce,
Senor Labarrera, has Informed tho pils
oncrs that they will bo released and no
further proceedings will be tikcn If tho
sum of $100,000 be paid.
Seventh (Withering of tho llnptist
Young People's Union.
Chattanooga, Tenn., July 15. Tho sev
enth International convention of the Bap
tist Young People's Union of America
began In this city today with about four
thousand delegates and somo of the most
prominent Baptist leaders In tho country
present, Tho weather Is cool and pleas
ant nnd everything points to ono of tho
most successful meetings ever held by
The convention was opened with a short
song service. Tho Immense audience
Joined enthusiastically with tho choir in
the singing nnd a great wave of Inspir
ing harmony floated through tho build
Ing. President Chapman delivered the
opening address and Dr. II, W. Reed, re
cording secretary, announced the stand
ing committees and leaders of Important
topics for each stato represented In the
Tho business of tho convention was
then proceeded with,
JAM IN THE KENNEBEC.
Lock Threaten a Railroad Hridgo nt
Madison, Me., July 15. Two days of
continuous heavy rain raise.! the Kenne
bec river to freshet height and the booms
of the Manufacturing Investment com
pany broke last night, and today 103s are
piled up against tho railroad bridge here
tovan extent that threatens the struc
ture. The booms held about 15,000,000 feet cf
logs, many of whle,have gone rushing
down Btream Tho river has backed up
also, and the roads and lowlands are
piled full of logs fo that travel Is Im
possible In some sections, 'Tho loss will
bo heavy. Tho river drivers have sus
pended operations until the Jam Is cleat cd.
Councillor Von l'reyer Dcnd.
Berlin, July 15. The ileath la announced
at Wlosbadeu of Privy Councillor Dr. von
MISS QRACE STEVENSON FOUND.
Kentucky Newspaper Man Locates the
Missing Boston Heiress.
Lexington, Ky July 15. Mies Grace
Stovenson, daughter of James Stevenson,
tho Boston millionaire real estate broker,
who disappeared April 26, and for whoso
discovery a reword of J3.000 was offered
by her father, has been located In a
boarding houso In this city.
It having been asserted that she had
como to this city, the newspaper man,
armed with a photograph, sent from Bos
ton, made a tour ofthe leading hotels
and boarding houses, and met with suc
cess Just as he was about to abandon the
Miss Stevenson reluctantly admitted her
Identity, and raid she left homo because
of tho estrangement between her father
and mother, who have lived apart for
somo time. She said that from Boston
she went to Kansas City, and thence to
Cincinnati, from which city she came hero
on July 3. She kept her presence hero
as quiet as possible, so as to avoid pos
sible recognition. She admitted that
neither of her parents know of her where
SPAIN AND JAPAN UNITE.
They Have Formed an Alliauco for
flic Purpeso of Rescuing Cuba and
Hawaii from tho United States.
London, July 15. A dispatch from Palis
to n news agency hero says that Inquiry
at the American embassy thera lm elic
ited n confirmation of the rumor that the
governments of Spain nnd Japan have
arranged nn offensive alliance against tho
Tho terms of the understanding, which
is for tho mutual protection of Cuba and
Hawaii, provide that In the event of nn
actively aggressive movement on the part
of the United States tending toward in
terference in Cuban affairs or persist
ence In the annexation of the Hawaiian
Islands, both Spain nnd Japan shall de
clare war simultaneously against tho
United States nnd shall mako hoatllo
demonstrations nlong both the Atlantic
and Pacific coast lines of that country.
Washington, July 15. Little credence Is
placed In official circles here In the state
ment that the Spanish and the Japancsu
governments have entered into nn offen
sive alliance against the United States
for tho mutual protection of Cuba and
Hawaii. Indeed, so far as could be learned
tonight no Intimation of such an agree
ment has even reached tho state depart
ment. Secretary Sherman was Indisposed
when a reporter called at his house In re
gard to the matter, but Mr. Day, the first
assistant secretary, discredited tho report
and regarded it as too improbable to dis
cuss. "Tho stato department has t? In
formation concerning the reported alll
nnce," ho said, "and I don't bellovo thera
Is any foundation for the statement that
one has been entered Into."
Both the Spanish and the Japanese
ministers are away from tho city.
GAVE UP HER RELIGION.
Miss Hridgot Mary Ryan Leaves tho
Itomnti Cntholic Church to Marry
Philadelphia, July 15. Dr. C. E.CadwaU
lader, at the head of one of Philadel
phia's oldest and most exclusive families,
was married this afternoon In St. Puul'3
Episcopal church to Bridget Mary Ryan,
his former housemaid.
The marriage caused quite a sensation
In society circles In this city. The bride
came to this country five years ago from
Tlpperary, Ireland, and three years later
entered the doctor's employ as housemaid.
The doctor took moro than an employ
er's Interest In tho fair Irish girl, nnd
finally proposed marriage. Tho youi.g
lady accepted, and, after vainly endeav
oring to have the Roman Catholic church,
of which she was a member, waive all
restrictions, Miss Ryan gave up her re
ligion and Joined St. Paul's Episcopal
church, of which Dr. Cadwalladcr is a
Dr. Charles E. Cadwalladcr is a de
scendant ot the famous John Cadwal
lader, tho emigrant, who arrived In
America lr. 1697, a Cadwallader whose
genealogy Is replete with fame and ex
cluslveness, whose treasured genealogical
sheepskin, with Hon rampant, contains
tho names of Lord and Lady Ers
klne. General John Cadwallader, of
revoluntaiy fame; tho Welsh Cad
walladers, who fought against Saladln
under Coeur do Lion; Dr. Thomas Cad
wallader, who, with Franklin, founded
libraries and was prominent In early Phil
adelphia, The bride comes of poor, but respect
able Irish parents. She Is 21 years of age,
while her distinguished husband has
The couplo left on a brief wedding trip
INSPECTOR CAMPBELL ACTIVE.
Will Enforce the Lnw Regulating
Manufacture of I'lonr iitul Mcnl.
Pittsburg, July 15. Stato Factory In
spector James Campbell arrived In Pitts
burg this morning and will remain for
tho next two weeks. He Is hero to en
force tho new law regulating tho manu
facture of flour and meal products. This
law was enacted through tho influenco of
the Journeymen bakers' organizations In
the state, and tho duty of enforcing It
was Imposed on tho factory Inspector and
A consultation was held during tho day
with Superintendent Crosby Gray, of tho
Pittsburg bureau of health, and plans
were perfected for prosecuting tho work.
SOME NEWS BOILED DOWN.
Gophers have destroyed a $10,000 canal
at Oklahoma City.
Billy Bryan Is going to Mexico to study
the silver question.
It Is charged that unpaid Spanish sol
diers In Cuba are sealing guns and am
munition to tho insurgents.
The woman suffrage bill which lately
passed the commons has been withdrawn
from the English parliament.
Rather than break itoncs on the streets
every woman In Jail at Kansas City,
Kan,, paid her fine and got out
Frederick Kirn tried to ascend Mt, Hood,
near Portland, Ore., without a guide, and
fell to death over a 400-foot precipice.
Thinking It was licorice' powder Miss
Ellen Mullen, of Now Brunswick, N, J
drank helleboro in water but will re
cover. Mary Grubb, r.f Wilmington, Del., was
attacked on the street by un Infuriated
cow, which tore her clothing oft and
nearly killed her.
While descending a hill In Norway on a
whoel Lieutenant Hahnke, chum of Ger
many's Kaiser, lost control of tho bi
cycle and was drowned,
A trial of two Holman friction-geared
engines on the South Jersey railroad to
day Is expected to develop a sustained
speed ot 10) miles an hour.
For daring to go with another woman,
Daniel Melsenhelder, a York, Pa., butcher,
was shot by Alice Smith but not killed,
Daniel refuses to prosecute.
It Is reported from Vienna that a Euro
pean conference will he convoked either
at Vienna or Berlin to discuss measures
against tho United States tariff policy.
Violet Foster Clowes, having- failed as
an actress and being too proud to de
scend to vice, at Ocean Beach, Calif.,
tied sand In her skirts and Jumped oft
SUGAR IS NOW THE
Other Important Differences on lbc
Tariff Have Been Adjusted.
IT IS HARD TO PREDICT THE END
Senators Have Offered Some Conces
sions, but the House Members of the
Conference Hold Out Stiffly for the
Washington, July 15. When the con
ferees on the tariff bill came from tho
committee room for tho mld-dav re
cess today, they were apparently as
far as ever from nn agreement on the
one Important matter which Is now the
sole cause of delay. Two days ago
there were several importnnt matters
of disagreement in the "bill to be ad
justed. Since that time nil of these,
except sugar, lmi been, at least, tenta
tively disposed of. This afternoon it
was said that an agreement between
the house and senate Republican con
ferees might bo reached in a few days
nnd it might not be accomplished for
a week. The author of this statement
also said that nfter tho sugar ques
tion is disposed of, tho Democratic
members of the conference committee
will be called In within an hour. The
lesser questions have been passed
through the sieve of the conference and
the largest lump of nil, the sugar
question, alone remains.
It Is apparently impossible to learn
what arc the terms of compromise dis
cussed in the conference, but it is
known that the house conferees are by
far the less Inclined to relent.
The senate members have offered
to yield some points, reserving the one
tenth of a cent per pound on low-grade
raw sugars, but the house members are
inclined to listen to nothing but un
qualified acceptance of the original
Dlngley schedule. A member of the
ways and means committee said today:
"Tho house conferees are doing Just
right to Insist on their schedule. Tliey
know what they are doing. They know
and all the leading Republicans of
the house know how hard It will be to
get any other schedule through the
lower branch of congress, f If the senate
conferees realized the facts of the situ
ation, as we do, they might be more in
clined to yield."
It Is said that the well-known Insis
tence of Speaker Reed on the Dlngley
sugar schedule Is based not so much on
objections to the senate schedule.
Judged on Its merits or demerits, as on
a recognition of the dire necessities of
the case, owing to the attitude of many
Republicans In the house.
Pacific railway affairs occupied the
attention of tho whole senate through
out and the Harris resolution relating
to the pending Judicial proceedings
against the Union Pacific railroad fin
ally went over until tomorrow.
Early in the day Senators Stewart
and White indulged in sharp personali
ties In connection with the contest over
the San Pedro, Cala., deep water har
bor. The joint resolution was passed ac
cepting the Invitation of France to par
ticipate in the Paris exposition of 1900.
WOOL IN A TANGLE.
The tariff conference committee
made the discovery today that there
would be still further difficulty in ar
ranging the wool schedule on account
of tho objections of the carpet manu
facturers. It appears that while the
n.akers of the more expensive grades
of carpet? gavo their assent to the
compromise of four and eight cents ar
ranged yesterday, the makers of the
cheaper carpets are not pleased, and
ask that the rate on the lower grades
of wool be reduced to three cents. The
wool men are not willing to concede
this demand. The worsted manufac
turers are also making1 trouble over the
benate amendment putting1 a double
duty on wool of the second class which
may have been washed. Heretofore
there has been no additional duty on
the washed article, and It Is claimed
that the change will work a material
The Democratic side of the chamber
is somewhat disturbed over the vacan
cy caused by the death of Senator
Harris. "I fear," said Senator Jones,
of Arkansas, today, in discusslrg tho
question, "that the vacancy may, If
not filled before that time, occasion no
little embarrassment when we reach
the vote on the conference report. It
will be remembered that some of the
articles on which we succeeded in re
ducing the rate of duty, as on white
pine lumber and on some which we
succeeded In putting on the free list,
we had a majority of only ono vote.
Some of these articles, as burlaps, cot
ton ties, parls green, etc., are of im
mense Importance to the farmers and
it would be regretable indeed from
our standpoint If the absence of a Dem
ocratic senator from Tennessee should
cause us to lose any of them by giving
the deciding voto to the vice presi
dent." TURKEY MAY YIELD.
Prospect of a Reply That Will Ho
Satisfactory to tho I'owers--Tewfik
Constantinople, July 15. Yesterday
Tewflk Pa3h, who Is conducting the peace
negotiations on behalf of tho Turkish
government, Informed tho ambassadors of
tho pdwers that he hoped the council nt
ministers would make a reply to the col
lective noto that would prove satlsfaj
tory, and that this would be presented
this (Thursday) evening. His assuran:e
gives rise to the hope that Turkey will
comply with tho demands of tho powers.
The weather Is causing widespread dis
ease among tho Turks In Thessaly.
Tho Porto reiterates Its Intention to send
reinforcements to Crete and Is malting
preparations for transport vessels.
THEODORE DUKRANT'S CASE.
An Undo of Ulnncho I.nmout Visit
tho Coudemncd Mnn.
San Francisco, July 15. Rev. Hugh -a.
mont, uncle of Blanche Lamont, for
whose murder Theodore Durrant has been
sentenced to death, has visited Durrant
at the San Quentln prison. Speaking of
his visit Mr, Lamont said: "Judging from
the evidence, I telleve Durrant guilty,
but his demeanor Is that of nn Innocent
man. I had no Intention ot making pub
11a what occurred between us, but in
Jistlce to that unhawjy boy I have
changed my mind. During the conversa
tion I said: 'I believe in your guilt, but
If you are an innocent man the evidence
will soon bo forthcoming.' Durrani re
plied that he was an Innocent man and
that ho hoped that his Innocence would
bo proved beforo his death, but at any
rate after tho execution."
BAD NEQR0 CAPTURED.
Joseph Fife Is Charged with Attempts
nt Serious Crime.
Richmond, Vn., July 15. Tho police this
morning captured Joseph H. Flfe.a negro,
20 years old, on suspicion of having at
tempted to assault two white women yes
terday. In the morning a negro went to
tho house of Mrs. W. V. Marks, of East
Franklin street, and finding her alone
tried to assault her. Sho fought him des
perately and the nolso of several children
In an adjoining yard frightened him
Later in tho day Miss Nina Russell, of
Norfolk, who Is on a visit here, was at
tacked by a negro on Chestnut Hill and
her screams frightened him off. This
morning both women Identified Fife,
though he makes a dental. He Is In Jail
nnd will bo brought beforo a special
grund Jury tomorrow.
Governor Hastings Inquires Into the
Condition of the Charitable Institu
tions of Pennsylvania.
Harrlsburg, July 15. The state board
of charities filed a statement with Gov
ernor Hastings tonight that It had ex
amined with great care the question of
reducing the approprlaticns for mainten
ance to a list of institutions submitted
to the board by tho executive. In some
cases the appropriations to these Insti
tutions have been Increased and In oth
ers tho appropriations nre new. The board
reports that tho various state Institu
tions cou'd, by the exerclso of the strong
est .economy, get along for the next two
years without serious Injury to them with
five per cent, less than what has bten
given to them, with the exception of the
Harrlsburg liane hospital. The appro
priation for building In this case should
not be disturbed becauso ot the danger
ous condition of certain buildings.
The pattlcular institutions about whlrh
the governor desired Information followi.:
Bethseda hospital, Mttsburg; West Side
hospital, Scranton; Mahanoy City hos
pital, Hospital for Incurables, Philadel
phia; Tltusvllle hospital, Phoenlxvllle hos
pital, St. John's hospital, Allegheny;
Temporary Homo for Children, Alle
gheny; Rush Hospital for Consumptives,
Philadelphia; OH City hospital, Epileptic
hospital and Colony Farm, Philadelphia;
Almlra home, New Castle; Mcdico-Chlr-urglcal
hospital, Philadelphia; Eye and
Ear hospital, Pittsburg; Allentown hos
pltal, Easton hospital, Girls' Training
school, Wllllamsport; Home for Friend
less, Wl'llamsport; Wllllamsport hospital,
Butler hospital, Frederick Douglass hos
It Is Reported That nn International
Conference Will Do Ileld--A Pro
posal to Great Jirituin.
London, July 15. A Joint proposal of bi
metallism was presented today on be
half of the United States and Franco at
a conference held at tho foreign office,
between Baron da Couroel, tho French
ambassador, Ambassador Hay, Senator
Wolcott, former Vice President Stevenson
and General Paine, representing tho
United States, Lord Balllsbury, Sir
Michael Hicks-Beach, chancellor ot the
Exchequer, and A. J. Balfour, first lord
of the treasury, representing England,
and Lord George Hamilton, secretary of
state for India, representing India. Tho
proposals, after some discussion, wcro
taken under advisement, and the Brltl&h
cabinet will give Its answer at a subse
It Is reported this evening that an In
ternational conference will bo summoned,
probably to meet In the United States,
with Great Britain participating. All tho
delegates will be unlnslructed with re
gard to the ratio, although It Is well
known, of course, that the United States
favors lti and France 1514.
According to today's report, England's
participation would mean India's, and
there Is a prospect of some concessions
as to tho Bank of England's reserve and
French Gunner Killed.
St. Johns, N. F July 15. During tho
celebiatlon of the anniversary of the Fall
of the Bastlle at St. Pierro yesterday,
Engineer Lerecque, while firing a salute,
placed a chargo ot powder In a cannon
that had Just been flrei The cannon
discharged and Lerecquo was killed. His
family will receive a pension from tho
Dry Goods House rails.
Altoona, Pa July 15. The Altoona re
tail dry goods house of Cook, Salmond &
Cowden was seized by tho sheriff this
evening on executions aggregating J57,
000 In favor of L. W. Cook, of Wllllams
port, father of Frank and ffleorgo Cook,
members of the firm. The stock in tho
store Is worth about J110.000.
Duo to Hcnntc's Action.
Bethlehem, Pa., July 15. About twenty
flvo men who were engaged in prepara
tion for work on a contract for armor
plate at the government works were laid
oft yesterday and today. This is said
to have been dua to tha notion of the
senate yesterday, fixing tha price of arm
or plate at 300 per ton.
I'enry Cooling OfTat Boston.
Boston, July 15. Lieutenant R. H
Peary, the Arctic explorer, arrived In
this city today and will proceed at once
to make preparations for his departure
for Greenland where he Is to establish a
bnso of supplies for a prospective trip to
tho North Pole In 1S99.
THE NEWS THIS 3I0RNINU.
Wcsther Indication! Today:
1 Telegraph Strlko Is Gaining In Propor
Thirteenth Wins the Brigade Rifle
Billy Bryan Has Faith in tho Great
Conferees on the Tariff Bill. Agree on
Everything but Sugar.
2 Sport Scranton Takes a Game from
Eastern, National and Atlantlo League
3 Local Keogh Has No Trouble In Dis
tancing Clearwater at Pool.
Reunion of Loyal Temperance Legion.
4 Editorial Proper Lines of National
5 Local Busy Session of Select Council.
Preparations for the Knights of
Pythias' Grnnd Lodge's Meeting.
6 Local West Side and City Suburban.
7 Lackawanna County News,
Amateur Base Ball.
8 Neighboring County Happenings.
Financial and Commercial.
OF THE CAMP
Regiment Will Begin to
Move Early Satur
HAS WON ANOTHER VICTORY
Thirteenth's Showing: in Bri
gade Rifle Match.
Tho Flnnl Score of the Riflemen of
That Regiment Was 1,391) ns
'Against 1,101 .Undo by tho Twelfth
Regiment Shooters, Who Had tho
Next Rest Scorc--C. How Dougherty
Kloctcd Colonel of the Ninth Regi
ment to Succeed Colonel Price, Rc-signcd--Notc!
of Camp Life.
By Associated Prers.
Mount Oretna, July 15. Tho last day
but one of the camp of the Third
brigade wns pleasantly spent. There
were many visitors and the weather
wns just right. The day was taken up
with drills. Before the residents of
the Chautauqua nnd camp meeting
grounds wereoutof lied Battery C camo
out and the booming of the cannon
could be heard two miles away. Then
the Governor's troop came out and at
8.20 there was company and battalion
In the afternoon there was regimen
tal drill, followed at 6 o'clock by dress
parade. The officer of the day was
Lieutenant Colonel C. T. O'Neill, of
the Fourth regiment. The ofllcer ot
the guard was Lieutenant C. W. Hell
hecker, of Company B, Ninth regiment.
The reports showed 2,711 men present
for duty and 15 sick. There are 40 men
absent, five of them without leave.
General Gobin, who had an attack
of asthma. Tuesday night, nnd who hail
to give the command of tho brigade to
Colonel Magee at dress parade last
evening, Is better today and drove to
the rifle range this morning where ho
watched the volley firing.
Major Moyer, the brigade quarter
master, announces that the commands
shall move In the following order on
Saturday morning after camp la brok
en: Ninth and Thirteenth at 8 o'clock;
Twelfth regiment at 9 O'clock; Fourth
and Eighth at 11 o'clock. Battery C
will load its cannon on the trnln Fri
day evening and will leave at 10 o'clock
Saturday morning. The Governor's
troop will march to Harrlsburg nnd
can leave any time Saturday morning.
Brigade headquarters will not closo
until all the men are out of camp.
STILL ANOTHER VICTORY.
Special to tho Scranton Tribune.
Camp Lewis Merrill, Mt. Gretna, July
15. Another victory today. The week
has been one of contests, and every
thing has roosted on the silver trophy
over the colors of the Thirteenth.
This morning Companies A, Second
battalion, and Company G, First bat
tnlton, represented the Thirteenth In
the brigade match against the two best
companies from the other four regi
ments. Captain Dlmmlck and Captain
McCausland respectively were -in com
mand. The match was shot at the Mt.
Gretna range two miles from camp,
Colonel Miner, Inspector general, being
The Thirteenth's final score was 1,399,
against the next best score of 1,101 made
by the Twelfth regiment shooters.
The Ninth was lowest with 680 points.
Company B made the highest company
score ot the Brigade. The scores made
will he Included and made a part of the
regimental ratings. This Is the final
event of camp.
The orders for breaking camp havo
not been Issued as yet. Dress parade
this evening was witnessed by the larg
est crowd yet.
Private Envervagt of Company E,
fell from the ranks from sunstroke, It
was but temporal,
In camp Wednesday things wore
deadly qulej;. Even F street wns
asleep. The boys sem to h.tve spent
their powder or something. Whatever
It may be It Is a fact that some of tha
Thirteenth boys have taken tho Pitts
burg scare as nn excuse for solicit
ing the "old folks" for more powder.
THAT PITTSBURG' SCARE.
In regard to the scare It may be re
peated that the brigade Is ready. A
well founded story Is gxlng the rounds
that the several colonels have been
given orders to "be ready for Pitts
burg at a moment's notice." It is
thought that if trouble does break out
Governor Hastings will give an exhibi
tion of how quickly the guards can bo
transferred to the place of trouble. The
order to bo ready effects not the mili
tary department but more particularly
tho commissary nnd advance work that
would be neceswiry. The latest is that
the brigade will be held here until
Wednesday of next week. No orders to
this effect have been Issued and noth
ing but denial comes from headquar
ters. Where the governor's quarters onca
stood is what seems a hole. The tents
have been taken down and shipped to
BIrney. Today was quietly spent. Tho
regular morning dillls were dispensed
with and in the afternoon at 4,30 o'clock
there was a battalion drill. In the
evening the regular dress parade was
held. At the election of officers ot tha
Ninth regiment C. Bow Dougherty was
elevated from the lleutenant-colonel-shlp
to the eolonelshlp, vice Colonel
Price, resigned. Major Wallace wns
elected lieutenant-colonel, and Captain
Frank L. McKee, M. D., was elected
Tho election was without any oppo
sition. Colonel Courson and Adjutant
Mattea conducted the election. Colonel
Dougherty has a magnetic military
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