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THE ENTERPRISE. WELLINGTON, : : onio. NEWS OF THE WEEK. Gathered from All Quarters. WASHINGTON. A statement has been prepared by liie treasury department showing the Immigration for the month of July. According to these figures there was a total immigration into the United States of 14,774, against 21,471 for the corresponding month last year. The resignation of Gen. John B. nark, of Missouri, chief of the ma terial division of the treasury, has been accepted by Secretary Gage, the posi tion being no longer necessary. His t alary was 62,500. The collector of customs at New York City has been instructed by the treasury department to suspend the collection of discriminating duties un der the new tariff law pending the decision of the attorney general. For the month of July the figures of the exports from the United States ihow an increase Over the correspond ing month last year of about $4,H00, 000. The exports for the first seven months of the calendar year were 6549,943,879, against $500,572,005 for the first seven months of last year. The money in circulation in the Uni ted States on September 1 amounted to 81,605,680,098, which is $120,510,404 more than on the same date last year. The greatest gain was in gold, which increased 857,852,594, making the total gold circulation 8521,848,563. For the office of supervising architect In the treasury department over 75 ap plicants have already presented them selves for examination. A telegram was received by the secret tervice bureau on the 4th announcing the arrest of the maker of the 85 note of the old National Bank of Grand Rapids, Mich. The bureau, owing to certain undeveloped features, declines to make public the name of the coun terfeiter or the place of his arrest. EAST. Fire destroyed the works of the Le Letz Umbrella and Bicycle Handle Co. at West Brighton, Staten Island, on the 2d. Loss between 850,000 and 875, 000. At Oneida, N. Y., on the 2d Simon Lowenthal, a well-kDown liquor agent, was struck and killed by a freight train. He was 75 years old and was reputed to be one of the wealthiest men of Syracuse. The machine shop and car house be longing to the Nassau Electric Rail road Co., at Brooklyn, N.Y., was total ly destroyed by fire on the 3d, entail ing a loss of 8100,000. For the week ended September 8 business failures in the United States cumbered 191, fs compared with 234 lor tne corresponding week of 1896, and 25 in Canada, against 81 in the same period last year. Seth Low has accepted the nomina tion a mayor of Greater New York, tendered him by the borough commit tees of the Citizens' Union. The Massachusetts Benefit Life asso ciation will go out of business. The temporary receivers have been made permanent. The assets of the associa tion are about 8500,000. At a meeting held on the 2d Col. Bend's miners at McDonald, Pa., de cided not to go back at .the terms of fered by him. No rate except 69 cents will be accepted. The Montreal express struck a horse and b&ggy in which were Joseph Guilder, his wife and two children at Dunham Basin, near Sandyhill, N. Y., on the 3d. The man and woman were killed, the boy was fatally hurt and the girl seriously. At Monongahela, Pa., on the 4th, an explosion of nitro-glycerine occurred that killed two men and a horse, de molished a buggy and damaged the bridge across the river so badly that it will have to be abandoned until re paired, ' Five hundred hands are thrown out of work by the temporary closing down of the Rodman Manufacturing Co., Silver Springs and Shady Lea cot ton mills, of North Kingston, R. I., and the Lafayette mill at Lafayette. The death of Benjamin Brewster, president of the Keokuk & Des Moines Railroad Co., has occurred at his sum mer home in Cazenovia, N. Y. He was closely associated with John D. Rocke feller in the establishment of the Standard Oil Co. and prominently iden tified with the construction of the Rock Island railroad. CoL Lister, commander of the Ninth Infantry, U. S. A., stationed at Madi son barracks, Sackett's harbor, N. Y., is dead. WEST AND SOUTH. Near Metropolis, 111., on the 1st 13 members of the family of Henry Mil ler were poisoned. Three are dead and ight others will probably die. A hired jrirl, supposed to be insane, threw a package of Rough on Rats in the well. She is under arrest ' At a convention of the miners of the Peoria and Canton district at Maple ton, I1L, on the 1st the men decided to return to work at a scale of 60 cents for screened coal and 45 cents for mine run. This affects about 2,000 miners. The month of August, 1897, was the banner one in the history of the port of Baltimore so far as exports are con cerned. Their value amounted to the normous sum of 810,243,391. Destructive fires were raging in the mountains along the north fork of Piney creek, near Sheridan, Wyoming, n the 2d. Large areas of valuable timber have been burned and the homes of many settlers are in danger. The explosion of a large stationary boiler demolished the saw and tile mills owned by Jacob Replogle fc Sons, at Cowen station, near Muncle, Ind., on the 2d, and two men will probably die from the injuries they received. They are Jacob Replogle and his sob Clinton, Orders have been given by Gov. El lerbce, of South Carolina, withdrawing the state constabulary force from every village and city in the state. Only a few constables will be retained in the country districts where there are no local officials to enforce the dispensary law. This action will remove much friction and will save the common wealth 850,000 a year. It is shown by the official count that there were 46.089 votes cast lit the primary election for United States senator held in South Carolina. Mc Laurin received 29,250, Evans 10,690, Irby 6,149. A temporary injunction has been se cured by the democratic state central committee of Iowa restraining the sec retary of state from putting the ticket of the bolting populists on the official ballot, A rich vein of silver ore has been dis covered on mountain land near Pur gitsville, W. Va. Twenty-five pounds sent to an assayer for analysis showed it to be worth 821 to the ton at the present value of silver. George W. Adams, of Cripple Creek, arrived at Denver, Col., on the 3d from the gold fields of South America. Four teen months ago Adams weut to the gold fields, 300 miles from Georgetown, in company with eight Americans. Of the entire party he alone escaped death from fever. The state board of agriculture issued an official estimate of the corn crop of Kansas on the 5th. The average yield is placed at 20 bushels per acre and the total crop 165,077,260, as against 221, 000,000 bushels last year. At the request of attorneys for the Modern Woodmen of America, Judge Gest, of Rock Island, 111., has enjoined the people of Fulton, 111., from inter fering with the removal of Head Clerk Hawes' office from Fulton. FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. Two million dollars in silver has been received by Gen. Weyler from Spain to be used in defraying the ex penses of the war in Cuba, Two steamers which recently sailed from Havana for Spain carried 1,600 sick and disabled soldiers. An asylum for the insane which was in course of erection in Montreux, Switzerland, collapsed recently and buried a number of workmen in the ruins. The bodies of seven dead men have been recovered. News comes from Sandon, B. C, to the effect that the people are fleeing for their lives from that town on ac count of the cholera. A dispatch from Havana on the 1st says the forces of the San Quintin bat talion recently fought at Hoyo Colo rado, Havana province, an insurgent band under the Cuban leader Urra. The insurgents left eight dead on the field. Among them, according to offi cial Spanish advices, was Urra. In Toronto, Ont, T. V. Hawkins, the employe of the District of Colum bia tax office, who recently robbed the safe of 89,000 and fled, has been cap tured. Word has been received from Canea, island of Crete, that an American named Cyrus Thorpe has been killed by Turks near Hierapetra. Thorpe left Minneapolis, Minn., in May and since that time has acted as correspond ent for the Minneapolis Tribune. The Russian newspapers ' contain many letters from the provinces oi Tula, Moscow, Orel and Kursk, telling of widespread distress caused by drought. The ground is so dry that it is impossible to sow winter wheat, the grass and trees are withering and the stock is feeding entirely upon dry fod der. LATER. At Norwich, Conn., the Falls Co., manufacturers of cotton goods, have Btarted up on full time, giving employ ment to 500 hands. At Philadelphia on the 6th fire broke out in the basket and wicker work fac tory of John M. Rowe, Sons & Co., and in a short time extended to several ad joining buildings. Before the flames were gotten under control a loss of over fcioo.000 had resulted; fully sured. in Fkarful storms have occurred re cently in western Silesia and the rivers are threatening fresh inundations. Several persons have been killed by lightning. It is stated that S. N. North, of Bos ton, has been selected as the superin tendent of the next census and that his appointment will be mado as soon as the necessary legislation can be en acted. As the result of a fire in a house in Roxbury, Mass., on the fith, a Mrs. Stewart and her son (colored) lost their lives. Tiie mammoth manufacturing plant at Mendelsohn Park, near McKeesport, Pa., containing the Mendelsohn piano works, the Barckhoff organ works and the Dickson & Wood brick works, was burned to the ground on the 6th, en ta.ling a loss of 05,000. The supposi tion is that the building was set afire. The Polish National alliance cele brated the opening of its annual con vention at Philadelphia on the 6th by presenting to the city portraits of Kosciusko and Pulaski, the revolution ary heroes, which were placed in the 'patriot" gallery of Independence Hall. Labor day was celebrated at Gettys burg Pu., by the dedication of the monument of the Seventy-third New York regiment, known as the Second Fi e Zouave regiment of New York. The monument is 15 feet high, the bronze work consisting of two figures, jne a fireman, the other a zouave, each eight feet high. The monument cost about 815,000. The prohibition city convention has nominated William T. Wardwell for mayor of Greater New York. Mr. Wardwell is treasurer of the Standard Oil Co. EX-CONGBEBSMAN T. T. FLAGLER, of Lockport, N. Y., died in that city on the 6th, aged 80 years. He was presi dent of the Holly Manufacturing Co. Wild horses have become so much of a nuisance in northern ' Arizona that Attorney General Frazier has been asked if they may not legally b slaughtered, OPERATORS YIELD. A. 65-Oent Bate for Mtalnsr la Offered. Convention to be Held at Columbus, Oi September 8 Will Undoubtedly Accept the Proposition and Bring the Big Strike to an End. Columbus, 0., Sept. 4. The end of the great miners' strike is in sight. Friday afternoon the national execu tive board of the United Mine Workers agreed to recommend to the miners a proposition from the Pittsburg opera tors for a straight price of 65 cents a ton, to continue in force until the end of the year. A delegate convention of all miners who have suspended work has been called to meet in Columbus September 8, at 10 a. m., to act upon the recommendation. President Ratch ford and the other members of the board say there is not the slightest doubt but that the miners will approve the recommendation. The proposition does not involve arbitration and in effect provides for an immediate set tlement of the strike. President Ratchford said that there were special reasons for the board rec ommending the proposition. In the first place it concedes the miners a ma terial advance. Had a 69-cent rate been secured he was confident it could not have been maintained for more than 70 days. The proposition does away with all the uncertainties of ar bitration and will bring the striko to a speedy termination. As soon as the miners ratify the proposition work will be resumed in all the mines. In the second place the proposition provides for a revival of joist conferences for the adjustment of prices. The oper ators are pledged to meet with the miners prior to the termination of the agreement and determine the rate of mining for the next year. Both the members of the miners' executive' board and the operators' committee are pleased over the outcome of the con ference and feel that public sentiment will sustain their action. Yesterday morning the operators' committee renewed their first prop osition for a CO-cent rate pending arbi tration. This was again rejected by the miners' board. Then the operators' committee submitted a new proposition for a straight price of 65 cents and after a long discussion it was accepted by the miners' board, subject to the approval of the miners at large. FOUND AN OPEN SEA. Interesting Discoveries Reported by Mem bers of an Expedition Just Returned from Arctic Regions. London, Sept 4. The steamer Wind ward, having on board the Jackson Harmsworth expedition, which hat spent three winters near Cape Flo. a, Franz Josef Land, arrived here Friday from Franz Josef Land with F. G. Jackson and his colleagues. They re port having explored Franc Josef Land thoroughly. The result of the explorations it '( claimed completely revolutionizes1 th old ideas of Franz Josef Land and proves that the much discussed Gilliet Land does not lie where Arctic geog raphers have been in the habit of plac ing it, and therefore it may be consid ered non-existent. The whole conti nental mass of land is replaced by a vast number of small islands and the lofty mountains by long ridge hum mocks and ice packs, while north oi these areas was found an open sea which is the most open north sea in the whole world. Valuable magnetic, meteorological and geological observa tions were made. The cold sometimes reached 40 de grees below zero and jumped up to 20 degrees below freezing point. The members of the expedition failed to see King Oscar Land and are convinced that there is no great land northwest of Franz Josef Land. They add that the existence of Peterman Land is doubtful and that at most it must be smalL These alterations in the map render the prospect of reaching the North Pole from Franz Josef Land very doubtful, as they are satisfied that there is no land north of 62 de grees. TWELVE DEAD. Frightful Results Follow an Explosion la a Colorado Mine. Glenwood Springs, Col., Sept. 4. At 6 o'clock last evening a terrible explo sion of coal dust occurred in the old Sunshine mine, owned by the Colorado Fuel and Iron Co., 13 milesTrom Glen wood. At this writing 13 bodies have been recovered and so great is the excite ment that it cannot be learned whether there are anv more in the mine or not. Rescuing parties are still exploring the mine and great crowds surround the entrance. The bodies taken out are in a most horribly mutilated con dition. Names of others killed are not obtainable at this hour. Physicians have gone from Glenwood to care foi those who may be recovered wounded. Following is a complete list of namei of those killed: , Antolne Martullono. George Dannon. Louis Dannon. Louts Bukt Joe Martini Joe Orandl. John Jcnnenl. Anion Ine Epplc. Theodore Polosl. Jobn Andrianl Emll Andrianl. Francis McVloud. Terrific Battle In an Elevator. Chicago, Sept. 4. -Bare fists against a razor was the unequal odds yester day in a desperate encounter between Adam Wilson and Samuel H. Smith in the elevator at the Post Graduate Hos pital and Medical College. While the elevator ascended from the basement to tho sixth floor and retraced it course the two men fought ' It was a fight for life by Wilson and a blood thirsty assault by Smith, promoted b a quarrel over their duties. When the battle ceased Wilson was lying on the floor of the elevator in the blood that flowed from a dozen wounsia He ma A ! - .1 til. , iuq, oiuiLii escaped. DOG TEAMS TO CARRY MAIU Work Progresses on the Building of a Koad Through Hkagnay Trail to the Klondike. Seattle, Wash., Sept 6. The follow ing letter has been received from Skaguay, Alaska, dated August 28: Sylvester Scovel, of the New York World, landed yesterday morning at Skaguay by a tug from Juneau with two tons of blasting powder and the necessary tools to equip seven complete crews for rock work on the Skaguay trail, and as fast as horses and men could get at it, it was started to the front In the evening there was a meeting attended by over 500 miners, who or ganized for the work in front of them and elected an executive committee, who selected experienced men for the work on the rock hills and veteran log gers for the work of corduroying the nuddy places. There were SO Canadian mounted police also on tho trail. They pitched ,n with a good will and say that the building of this trail now will enable them to get in 70 tons of provisions in time to build and provision the mail stations in their territory, so that they can operate dog teams all winter and they agree to deliver the mail every two weeks front the Klondike to the American line. Work is in progress for 15 miles along the trail and all travel and packing has been suspended until it is completed. The first reports about this trail were inspired by ill treated parties, who are trying to start a town here and who are also in the whisky busi ness. Not nearly so many discouraged prospectors are selling their outfits for a song as has been reported, but a good many who started for the Klon dike have given up that idea, have turned town site buyers and are erect ing buildings and establishing them selves for the winter as best they can. One week aco lumber could be got for 827 per thousand. Now it is 810 and none for sale even at that figure. Rub ber boots, heavy shoes and oil clothing are in demand and fetch big prices. Hardware of all kinds sells well. HUNTED DOWN BY SLEUTHS. Notorious Crook and Desperado Who Es caped from Jail Years Ago Is Recaptured In New York City. New York, Sept 6. James O'Hara, alias Joe Bates, alias James Brown, 42 years old, burglar, highwayman, desperado and probably murderer, whe cut his way out of Jefferson Market prison here six years ago and has been hunted ever since, was recaptured Sunday by detectives. After his escape O'Hara, with another fugitive from justice, named Joe Stranahan, made his way to Colon, from which place they later on proceeded to Europe, where they committed a series of bold crimes. Three years ago O'Hara re turned to the United States and at Columbus, O., was caught in the act oi burglary. He served two and a half years for this crime and during his imprisonment was not recognized as the escaped prisoner from this city. O'Hara was released recently and took up a residence in Jersey City. Il made trips across the North river and at last the police were informed that O'Hara was visiting his old haunts here and took steps to arrest him. Under the name of Joe Bates, O'Hara in 1878 was sentenced to seven years in Sing Sing prison for highway robbery committed here. Again in 1885 he wai caught robbing a saloon in this city by Policeman William Ketchale. O'Hara made an attempt to shoot the police man, but was finally landed in the sta tion house. Before being sent to state prison a second time O'Hara threat ened to kill Ketchale as soon as he had served his term. On August 7, 1891, Policeman Ketch ale's dead body was found floating in the North river and the mystery of hia tragic death has not yet been cleared up. As O'Hara was known to be out of prison, orders wnre given to arresl him on suspicion of having killed Ketchale. Four days after the finding of the policeman's body Patrolman Thoir.as F. McGuire was stabbed three times in the back by O'Hara. After e fight with another policeman named Sherwood the murderons crook was ar rested. He was then committed in de fault of 85,000 bail to the Jeffersor Market prison to await trial for his at tack on McGuire. O'Hara cut the pris on bars with a saw and escaped. SEPARATE SCALES. A New Proposition Regarding Wages t be Submitted to Miners and Operators, Pittsburg, Sept 6. Expectations an high in coal mining circles over tin probable resumption of work in th mines throughout the country. In an ticipation of a settlement at Columbu: next Wednesday, another plan ha. been suggested by one of the largest operators which will be agitated imme diately after the men return to work It will be submitted to the joint con vention of operators and miners which it is proposed to hold next December. In order to come to an understand' ing on all questions at issue, separata wage scales are to bo formulated foi each mine. The scale is to provide foi the rate to be paid for the entire year and any special concessions that an to be made are to be agreed upon bj the miners and the operators and s specified in the scale. The scale is t be an adjunet to the uniformity agree ment which is expected to be in force. The proposition will be made by th operators in the hope of putting all th safeguards possible against a probabl strike. Big Railway Deal Pending-. Cincin nati, Sept. 6. ; Two experti from New York are examining th records of the Cincinnati, Hamilton A Dayton Railway Co. in the interest oi the Thomas-Brice syndicate. It is be lieved that the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton system, Indiana, Decatur & Western, Cleveland, Lorain & Wheel ing, Dayton & Ironton railways, are to be consolidated with the Monon, Lake Erie fc Western, Cincinnati Northern, Cincinnati, Jackson A Mackinaw, and Cleveland, Akron & Co lutnbus roads, which the Thomaa-Brlci syndicate now own, IN AWFUL FORM. Death Came to Six People at Broad Ripple, Ind. Buildings Wrecked by Explosions of Nat ural Gas are Consumed by Fire and Their Occupants Roast to Death. Thirty Per sons Injured. Indianapolis, Sept 6. Broad Ripple, a suburb of Indianapolis, ten miles from the city proper, was on Saturday the scene of the most terrible disaster that has ever viBited the state. Six persons were burned to death and SO people are lying in the homes of neigh bors burned, scarred and racked with pain from broken bones. Four build ings are in ruins. Of the six dead nothing but charred and blackened bones .with hanging strips of foul smelling flesh remain. At 10 a. m. a foul odor was noticed in the drug store of J. M. Watts, and a lamp in a dark room used for amateur photography went out It was lighted and as he burning match was thrown to the flooi streaks of flame of a bluish tint ran along the joints between the boards showing the presence of es caping natural gas and then up the walla The next instant the explosion came. The walls were hurled in every direc tion and the top of the building fell, covering all. The ruins were burning immediately and shrieks could be heard from those buried beneath. Of the seven persons in the store three were buried alive. The rest are still alive and may recover. A hundred persons were at work on the ruins and trying to save Gresh's grocery.adjoinnig. While thus engaged and 20 minutes after the first explosion the second came from beneath the grocery. It was a mighty roar and hurled the building to atoms. Forty people were knocked senseless and were strewn in all directions with broken bones and burned bodies, while many more escaped with small bruises. This shock made the whole town quiver. Beneath these ruins Pius Gresh, the groceryman, was caught and. crushed to death. His body was recovered before it was entirely burnedl The ruins were added to those of the building adjoining, demolished by tho first explosion, and the whole mass, together with an adjoining frame cottage and livery stable,, was burned. The disaster was caused by natural gas leaking into the cellars from a three-inch main in the street from which the houses were supplied. The dead: Charles Yount, Indianapolis. Jacob Darling, painter. Broad Ripple. Plus Gresh, Broceryman. Henry Ernest, laborer, Broad Ripple. Jobn Porter, farmer, living near Broad Rip ple. Albert Hayworth, huckster, Westfleld. THE TEACHINGS OF DEBS. - s New Organization of Railroaders Will An tagoulze Them at the Ballot-Box. Chicago, Sept 8. The teachings of Eugene V. Debs are to be opposed by a national political organization of the same class of men, whom he claims to represent. The preliminary arrange' ments for the Illinois branch of the American Railway League, the. new organization, were made Sunday at a meeting held in Masonic Temple. The league has an open membership list Every employe of a railroad from a president down to a trackman is eligi ble, and those foremost in the move ment say that the organization is to be a non-partisan affair which will not only heap benefits upon the working railroad men, but will also work for the benefit of railroad corporationa Grand President R, S. Kayler, of Ohio, presided at the meeting and there were at least 200 employes of railroads entering Chicago in attendance. Grand President Kayler said: Tbere Is nothing secret about this organiza Hon. It Is simply the outgrowth of the In creasing Intelligence of railroad employes. We intend to take part in primary elections, and every candidate who secures our support must first pledge himself that he will oppose legls- lation which will tend to reduce the wages ot railway employes We will not attempt to work into national politics at once, though In time we may be forced to do so. While our or ganization is mude up on a non-partisan basts, at present mere is a preponderance or ami- silver men enrolled. We have 61 leagues in Ohio, and tbere are organizations in Illinois Wisconsin. Pennsylvania, Indiana, Missouri, Micnigan, eoiorano ana lowa. FOUR MASKED MEN. They Hold TJp a Train In Colorado and Rob the Express Car of a Large bum. Denver, Sept 6. A Gulf passenger train was held up and robbed at Twin Mountain Friday night by four masked men. It is not known how much was secured, but it is estimated at from 85,000 to 815,000. At a lonely spot two of the men climbed over the tender and, covering the engineer and fireman with revol ers, ordered the engineer to stop the train. He complied. These two men guarded the engine crew while the other two raided the express car. They got into the car before the messenger had time to bolt the door. He refused to give up the combination or keys to the safe until he had been knocked down several times. The robbers also threatened to shoot him if he would not open the safe. As nobody came to his assistance, he nnallv opened the safe. He was kept covered by a gun in the hands of one robber while the other rifled the safe. Triiaidad, Col., Sept 6. Last night word reaphed here that the posse who had taken the trail oi the Gull oassen ger train hold-up had captured the men without resistance in the Cimmarron country. Murdered by Tramps. Beaver Falls, Pa., Sept 6. Charles Gower is dead at this place with a bul let wound through his heart Gower, who bad secured work at New Castle. Pa., as a molder, prevailed on five friends to board a freight train for Allegheny City to help him pack his goods and move his sick wife and three children to New Castle. The men were riding in an empty ore car on the Pitts burg & Lake Erie road and just before this place was reached Sunday morn ng three tramps with revolvers robbed Gower' companions of all they poa- essea ana ne wag Kiuea. The tr unpt escaped. NEW ELDORADO IN CANADA. . Prospectors Return from the Mlchlplcoten Region and Report that the Country Aboands In Gold. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Sept 7. The party of gold seekers on the yacht Mary Belle has returned from Michi picoten after having been in the new , gold fields but three days. They say the newly discovered Eldorado is fully as rich as has been reported, There were 14 in the party, all responsible business men of this city. Each of them secured claims upon which the gold quartz promises big returns. In all the party will make application for 4,000 acres which was prospected and staked out while they were there. Many samples of quartz in which free gold as large as a pin head can be seen were brought back by them. The spec imens were secured from different places on their claims, which are scat tered. Veins of beautiful white quartz car rying free gold exist almost every where in the Lake Wawa region. The returning prospectors say that where . the veins are laid bare the gold parti cles can be seen everywhere in the -quartz. When the party left on Sat urday at least 200 prospectors had ar rived and they passed several parties' going in. The shores of Lake Wawa were dotted with tents and within tne three days they were there a lively mining camp had sprung into existence. The reports which the Mary Belle party brought have set the two Soos wild with excitement and an exodus to Klondike junior will begin to-day. A town site is being surveyed at Lake ( Wawa and preparations are being made to care for the hundreds of peo ple who are certain to flock to the mamIm tn 4-Ka in.vf font niaalrB Detroit, Mich., Sept 7. A dispatch received by the Evening News from Wawa City, the newly laid out town in the Michipicoten gold country on Lake Wawa, Ont, says the embryo town is located in the one narrow pass which leads to Lake Wawa from the landing place on the shore of Lake Superior, ' which is but six miles from the gold discoveries. The News staff correspondent writes: As to the gold discoveries developing to anything like indications give for, it. can be said that quartz has been found that assays over $300 a tori. It is found not in one section but in different places extending over several thou sand acres. Quartz has been found here containing free gold in chunks as big as kernels of wheat gold in its pure form which does not have to be subjected to a chemical process to free it from the rock. Prospectors every day are finding specimens that assay $50 a ton. ' Several thousand acres have already been claimed, but there are all kinds of disputes about priority of claims and nobody can tell who will get a patent from the government The countrv where the discoveries were made has never been opened up for settlement The only inhabitants are Indians and Hudson Bay traders, and . they are few. CHARNLEY'S STEAL. Says No One Will Buffer from the Ex Treasurer's Defalcation. Chicago, Sept 7. The officers of the Presbyterian board of aid . for colleges and academies have made the follow ing statement regarding the defalca tion of Treasurer C M. Charney: "From the moment suspicion was aroused the officers of the board have acted vigorously, not to shield the de faulter, but to protect the interests of the board, the church and all who might be exposed to loss. The loss to the board is apparently about $50,000. The board holds the bond of the Amer ican Security Co. for $25,000. It is ex- , pected that members of the board and ' friends of the cause will replace the remainder. The board has cash on hand to meet all present demands, and expects to meet all future demands. It is believed that no institution or credi tor of the board will suffer in any way." TROUBLE AHEAD. Intruders In the Cherokee Strip Propose to Resist Efforts to Rsraove Them. ' Siloam Springs, Ark., Sept 7. From present indications trouble will, follow an attempt to eject the intruders from the Cherokee Nation. When the Cher okee strip was sold, the government promised to put out all intruders, but upon one technicality or another they have managed to remain. The govern ment has decided to take a firm stand, however, and has ordered their remov al l 1 L ... : l U TUnu, K nnn - ' il Ul 1UI bllVVII.ll. IIIOIC til C U,UUU Ul illCUJ, and Agent Wisdom will undertake the task at once. Word from the nation says 'there will be resistance on the part of some of those ordered to go and serious trouble is not improbale, as some of ' them are desperate men. The agent has the war department at his back, and two or three companies of cavalry " are being held in readiness at Fort Gibson. Policeman Kills a Burglar. New York, Sept 7. Abe Dorfman, of this city, was killed by a shot fired by Roundsman Gaughran in Brooklyn . . Monday morning. He was one of four thieves who had robbed the clothing store of Geller & Albrawov and were,' driving away with a wagon load stolen goods. Three officers surprised the frauir and Dorfman 1ummd from the wagon and ran. Upon his refusal to obey the order of Gaughran to halt, . . that officer fired, the bullet passing thrnncrh Hnrfmnn's tial Great Mining Era at Hand. Denver, Col., Sept 7. "We are on the verge of a great mining era," re marked Clarence King, former chief of the United States geological survey, yesteiday. "The time is not far dis tant when a man can start , out of Denver and travel to Klondike, stop ping every night at a mining ca'mp. Already two American stamp mills are pounding away on the borders of the Straits of Magellan, and the day is ap proaching when a chain of mining camps will extend from Cape Horn to St Mlchaela I believe we are about to enter upon a century which will open up vast resource.'