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funuAT, August u. iotf.
STARK COUNTY DEMOCRAT, CANTON, .OHIO.
LIKELY TO BRING OUT INTERE3T
Morris Run Company Abrogates Agree
ment Made With Its Men A
Johnstown, Pa., Aug. 4. The United
Mlno Workers of tho Central Penn
sylvania field aro Involved In a fight
tit Morris nun that Is peculiar and Is
likoly to ovolvo some Interesting re
sults. Alter being on strlko for 15
months, tho' officials of tho union and
tho Morris Run Coal Co. got together
and offected a compromise, signing an
pgroomont covering tho ending of tho
strlko. Tho company agreed to pay 81
conts por-,ton for mining, the district
rate, to recognize tho union, collect tho
check-oft dues and carry out tho scalo.
Pn tho othor hand, the union agreed to
and did draw a check for f 12,000 to re
imburse tho coal company for back
rent incurred during the long-Btrlke.
Aftor running for 30 days tho coal
company yesterday posted a notice that
Jt could mako no money at tho price
Pgroed uppn, and that tho agreement
.was therefore abrogated and void, and
demanded that tho men work for a re
liction. President Qllday nt onco called n
Blrlko, and the district executlvo board
when called togother sanctioned the
foovement. The national board wired
hat President Qllday could draw on
It for $5,000 per week to. support tho
miners In this strike, and aro now
placed in a peculiar position, Inasmuch
ao they havo paid the company $12,000,
nnd have no Immediate prospects of
collecting tho money from tho men
who are now out on strlko again. The
coal company had, under tho agree
ment, Lean collecting this and return
ing It to the union officials.
President Qllday Bald that tho movo
of the coal company was a deliberate
attempt to disrupt tho union and that
the company, having broken faith, it
.was now a fight to a finish.
Tho situation is attracting much at
tention, and has many peculiar fea
tures. It is stated that if the company
le successful In accomplishing tho
breaking of the agreement, it means
tho beginning of the end of a joint scale
lc this district The fight, therefore, Is
fraught with much Import.
bout 800 men nro Involved.
Believed to Be on His Way to
Patorson, N. J Aug. 4. Mayor Bel
cher, who has been missing for some
days, and who Is alleged to have swin
dled various persons by giving them
spurious pass books of a building and
loan association as collateral for
money advanced, Is said to be on his
way to Europe. He was last seon go
ing into a steamship office in Hobo
lcen. Two complaints havo been sworn
to, pharging tho mayor with embezzle
ment, and more arp oxpected to fol
Jow. It was stated today that Mayor
Belcher bad disposed of securities
amounting to $20,000 entrusted to his
C8re 'four years ago by a friend, Jos.
Melsterman, of, Orlando, Fla., and when
called upon for a settlement had
begged Melsterman not to expose him,
as he was then a candidate for mayor.
JBelcher gave h'la note for the amount,
agreeing to pay $1,000 every six
months, which agreement he has kept
up to tho prosent time.
Are Hindered by Heavy Rains In Man
churia. Chicago, Aug. 4. A staff correspond
ent of tho Dally News with Gen. Nogl's
army in Manchuria cables via Fusan
under yesterday's date as follows:
"Last week as a result of a sudden
torrent of rain, two ChJncso carts with
eight horses and the two drivers wero
completely Bwallowed up on the main
road leading toward Harbin. Tho
ground is sandy and absorbs water
rapidly, so that military operations
will bo possible within a week after
tho rains finally-cease.
"After many days of almost contln
uqus rainfall, the weather Is gradually
clearing, thus Riving hope of renewed
.operations by tho army. The Chinese
assort that the downpours of the pres
ent rainy season were tho heaviest in
TICKETS TO THeIoUTH
Now Endorsed "Subject to Quarantine
Tho ticket agents In Canton nnd oth
er cities havo received orders regard
ing tho salo of tickets to Now Or
leans and othor southern cities. Owing
to yellow fevor quarantine restrictions
placed around a numbor of these cities,
all tickets to points, south of the, Ohio
river and Texarkana must bo Indorsed
"subject to quarantlno restrictions."
All passongors traveling on line In this
territory must be provided with a
health certificate issued by tho state or
local board of health, showing their
whereabouts ten days previous.) Tick
ets .can bo sold to Now Orleans, but
mustnotj under any conditions, be sold
through Nw OrleanB, All passengers
paajilng thrpug'b' hat city wilt be jjljj--lAlned'at
ieaat alx'dnya In quarantine:'
Terribly Maltreated Before Escaping
From Their Abductors.
Vlncennos, Ind., Aug. 4. Jennie Hill,
15 years old, and Mllllo Adams, daugh
ters of well-to-do farmer, were kid
napped today. Four strangers, a wom
an and throo men, passed through the
town this afternoon. Two miles out on
p. country road they overtooK tho girls
and carried thorn off. .Tho girls
Bcrearas aroused a farmer, who pur
sued the kidnappers, but they eluded
him and escaped to tho denso woods.
The farmer drove to town, giving tho
alarm. Dy 4 o'clock ho had a posse
of 150 armed men on tho trail. John
son Hill and James Adams, parents of
the, girls, and Deputy Sheriff Husselt
aro with tho posse.
Tho Hill girl Is at homo In a nerv
ous collapse. Sho fought herself free
fiom tho kidnappers and succeeded In
escaping. Hor clothing was "torn and
her, arms and face bruised. Tho Adams
girl was found this evening bond and
gagged, on tho banks or Whito river.
Her body was covered with bruises.
TELEGRAPHERS' 8TRIKE DELAYS
Claim Made That Many Strikers Are
Returning Little Freight Mov
ed at Helena.
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 4. Acceptance
of perishable freight for practically all
Northern Pacific stations, on one hand,
and Increased delay or passenger trains
on the other, aro the chief points mado
today by contestants In the telegraph
ers strike on tho Northern Pacific and
Great Northern roads. Trains are be
ing run on both roads without orders,
but so far there havo been no acci
dents. The mo3t serious disturbance
so far was at Easton, on tho Pacific
division of the Northern Pacific, where
a mob of strikers is said to havo de
molished tho station and driven out
the operator. The company claims the
disturbers havo been arrested.
The Great Northern claims to havo
plenty of applications for positions as
telegraphers, nnd that some of these
men havo been sent to Important
polnt3. It Is also claimed by both
roads that many strikers havo re
turned to work.
LITTLE CHANGE AT HELENA.
Helena, Mont., Aug .4. There was
little change In the strike situation on
the Northern Pacific and Great North
ern hero today, both sides claiming to
be more than holding their own. Great
Northern passenger trains are on time,
while those on tho Northern Pacific
are several hours behind schedule
time. Very littlo freight Is being
)lumbus, O., Aug. 4. Chafrraan
Garber today issued a call for a state
executlvo commltteo mooting next
Salary Law Approved.
Sandusky, O., Aug. 4. The county
Auditors' association today adopted a
resolution approving tho salary prop
osition. , '.
Declines to Serve Again.
Columbus, 0 Aug. 4. Stato Chair
man McCartney of tho Prohibition par
ty has declined to serve -again.
Honor Student Charged With Theft.
Springfield, O., Aug. 4 William Cir
cle, an honor student of Wittenberg,
coiicge is in mo worKhouso for thort.
Lima, O., Aug. 4. Governor La Fol
lette of Wisconsin roasted Rockefel
ler In a speech hero today.
Davis Would Be Eagles' President.
Columbus, O., Aug. 4, Stato Flro
Marshal Davis left for Denver to at
tempt to capture tho presidency of tho
Land Fraud Trial.
Helena, Mont,, Aug. 4. In tho case
of, tho government against R. M. Cob
ban, charged with subornation of
perjury today In iLc Montniif. land
frauds, several loading bankers testi
fied to tho good character of tho de
fendant while others gave ovldcuco
(cmlhifj (o refute tho charge that Cob
ban had prearranged a p.'6n to tako
over Innda from alleged fraudulent
Peace Conference W"h Yaquls.
Nognles, Mexico, Aug, 4. A pcaco
conference between the Yaquls and
officials of tho Mexican government
Is now In actual session. Instead "of
being hold at Torres as originally an
nounced, tho conforenco convened at
Torln, stato of Sonora, on tho YaquI
river. Military and othor officials aro
still reticent and will glvo out noth
ing officially but It Is gonorally con
ceded the end of tho YaquI disturb
ance Is in sight.
Mrs. Madden Suit to Be Tried In
Cincinnati, O., Aug. 4 Judgo Swing
of tho common pleas court doctdod,
that tho alimony suit or Mrs. Anna
Jvqulso, Madden, wjfo .of tljo turfman,
John E, Madden, will bo tried hero In
September. The cu.se will accordingly
bo hoard, before MrT, Slntfden's 'suit .for
.divorce comes tin for trial In Lexme-
RIVAL FLEET8 OF NEIGHBORING
Another Boat 8elzed Prize Crewo Put
Aboard and Prisoners Tak
en to Jail.
New Orleans, La., Aug. 4. Tho con
verted gunboat Tlpsey, ono of the
several vessels which havo been Inter
fering with citizens of Louisiana In tho
waters of this stato, was captured to
day near tho mouth of Lako Borgno
canal, 17 miles rrom hero. The cap
ture was offected by Lieut. Ivy of the
Louisiana naval militia, and at day
break tho Grace, a. largo naphtha
launch, which was chartered to the
Mississippi health authorities by Capt.
Jones, president of the Gulf and Ship
Island railroad, or Qulfport, Miss., was
seized at the Rlgolcts bridge by tho
fleet under command of Capt. Bostock,
commander in chief of the Louisiana
naval reserves. Tho Qrace's colors
wcer hauled down and a prlzo crow
Tho manner In which the Tlpsey wna
captured was Intensely dramatic. Tho
Tipsey, commanded by a launch, was
gcarding tho mouth of Lake Borgno
canal, which connects Lake Borgno
with tho Mississippi river, four and a
liujf miles distant. At an early hour
this morning Lieut. Ivy of tho naval
brlgado, with 15 men, on board the
schooner Nunez, sailed out of tho
canal and paid no attention to the
blockaders. They followed, and even
tually overhauled tho Nunez, and when
ti.ey pulled up alongside the Mlssls
slpplans discovered that Ihcy had been
trapped. They wero mado prisoners
and tholr two vessels seized. They
were taken to tho parish Jail at St.
Bernard. Tho Grace was In tho vicin
ity or Rlgolcts until 5 o'clock this
morning, when Capt. Boatlck made a
demand upon them for credentials, to
show the authority under which they
wero acting. They did not produce tho
credentials. Captain Boatlck then de
manded that they haul down their
quarantine flag while in Louisiana
waters, and Capt. Blount did so. Ho
then left for hl3 headquarters, with
the oxprcssed Intention of getting Cre
dentials and returning topre3ent them.
BANKER BIGELOW .
May Answer to Another Charge When
He Leaves Prison. '
Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 4. Frank O.
Blgelow, who .stole $1,500,000 from tho
First Natlonatubank of Milwaukee, Is
charged with a new. defalcation ot
$100,000, and ho may kac to answer
lr tho state criminal courts as soon as
his five year3 are served at Fort
Leavenworth. It is charged that he
appropriated $100,000 In bonds of the
Grand Rapids Edison Co., of Michigan,
to his own uso without giving anything
In payment. Tho company is now try
ing to learn who holds these bonds.
uigeiow, as a director of tho Grand
Rapids company, Is said to navo been
asked to lend $100,000 of tho money
or the First National batik, and take
bonus ns security. Tho money was
sent and the bonds came to Blgelow
Instead or tho bank, It Is said.
Blgelow is said to have disposed or
them for his own purposes. They
yield 5 per cent, and they are part of
an authorized lssuo of $800,000, duo
May 1, 101G.
Request For Government Control.
Washington, Aug. 4. President
Roosevelt tonight forwarded to Sur
geon General Wyman, of tho Publjo
Health and Marina Hospital service
a telegram from Governor Blanchard,
of Louisiana requesting that the Unit
ed States government tako control ot
tho yellow fevor sltuatlou in New
The president directed tho surgeon
genoral to tako overy stop lu his pow
er to meet tho situation in Now Or
leans and to notify him what further
action Is advisable and possible for
the federal authorities to take.
Swallowed 38 Feet of Wire.
Norrlstown, Pa., Aug. 4. When an
autopsy was pel-formed today on Frank
Wallace, whoso Illness has bafllod phy
sicians. 38 feet of wlro was round In
his Intostlnes which had boen punc
tured. It is belioved that Wallace
swallowed tho wire while undor a hyp
Injured In Coaching Accident.
Cheyenno, Wyo Aug. 4. Mrs. H. B.
Henslnger, or Sedalla, Mo., was killed,
and Ralph Henslngor, her son, was
seriously injurod In a coaching acci
dent near Shorldan, Wyo today, Tho
Henslngers wero visiting Mrs. S. B.
Williams, or Shorldan, who was fatal
Russia Pleased With M. Wltte's Wei
come. St. Petersburg. Aug. 5. Peavo En
voy Wltte's cordial wolcomo In New
York most agreeably surprises tho
Russian peoplo, who, having soon do
HBeratoly misinformed slnco tho war
began, had como to regard Amorlca ns
Japan's friend and Russia's onemy.
Chauffeur Arrested at Buffalo.
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 4. F, N. Hodge,
chauffeur for R. M. Gullck, tho the
atrical managar of this city, who ran
down and fatally Injured .Antonio
Poucht an Italian In, Soh'erileypark, .a
voek ago. was arrested today kat But
LIFE SACRIFICE OF
DOWN TO DEATH CLUTCHING AIR
In the Waters of Newark Bay Brake
man Distinguished. Himself by
Ellzabethport, N. J., Aug. 4. De
railed by a misplaced switch, tho en
gine, tender and an express car of the
Atlantic City special of tho Central
Kallroad or New Jersey plunged into
Newark bay about 100 reet south or
the drawbridge today. Tho englno
driver was carried down with the loco
motive and drowned. The fireman was
probably fatally hurt. Flvo passen
gers, In tho excitement and confusion
which followed, Jumped from windows
of tho cars Into the water. Most of
them were rescued by Charles Ma
honey, a brakeman, who distinguished
himself by unusual Teats ot bravery.
William Mooncy, engine driver, car
ried Into Newark bay and drowned, ot
Atlantic City, married.
Charles Hubbell, fireman or tho
train, Jumped and was bruised and
crushed on side ot trestle work; may
die; of Atlantic City.
Five passengers were slightly Injured
by Jumping from the cars Into tho bay.
The fact that there was only one fa
lalltj and so few injured is considered
nothing short of marvelous by the of
ficials of the railroad company. Flvo
cars of tho train did not leave tho
structure, but four rolled over on their
sides, throwing pnssongers in evory
direction. Owing to the fact that there
were less than 50 persons on the train.
there was no great crush to got out,
and thoso who Jumped Into the water
In their excitement had no cause to do
so except by reason or their fright.
In the midst or the confusion a freak
animal, with the head of a horse and
the body of an elephant, which was
being taken rrom Atlantic City to
Luna, Coney Island, Tor exhibition pur
poses, became frightened and kicked
itt keeper, Georgo Hallman, Into tho
bay. The Intter was rescued by Brake
The accident came most unexpected
ly, but ns the train ran along the
structure for several yards before tho
engine went Into the bay the fireman
was given tlmo to Jump and save his
life. Mooney, the engine driver, sacri
ficed himself In the performance of his
duty. With his hand clutching the air
brake lever he went down with the
engine and was drowned.
The railroad officials are- trying to
le:irn the name of the workman who
iqtt the switch open.
ACCUSED OF THEFT
Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 4. Charged
with stealing $14,000 given him by tho
Wisconsin Rendering Co. for tho pur
pose of getting through the council a
contract for the disposal of the city
garbage In the year 1901, Charles C.
Pfister, Milwaukee's most widely
known capitalist and politician, was
named In a true bill returned today
by tho grand jury.
Mr. Pfister is sick in bed at hi3
home, 583 Cass strpct. But notwith
standing this fact ho was placed un
der arrest within an hour alter the
grand Jury reported and gave bond lu
the form of a certified check for $10,
000. Pfister Is one or the wealthiest men
In Wisconsin. He ts a Heavy stock
holder In the Milwaukee Electric
Railway & Lighting Co., the National
Electric Co., has Immense tannery In
terests, Is ono or tho heaviest stock
holders in tho First National bank,
which Frank G. Blgelow robbed re
cently or $1,500,000, owns tho Hotel
Pfister and a majority or tho stock In
the Milwaukee Sentinel, and has large
Interests in a hair hundred smaller
concerns. He Is a dictator and boss
or the stalwart wing or the Republican
p&rty and bosom rrlend or Senator
John C, Spooner. He Is 45 years old
Larceny as bailee is tho technical
clinrge against Mr. Pflstor. Tho Tacts
as recited In tho Indictment show that
he accepted rrom tho Wisconsin Ren
dering Co, the sum or $14,000 to use in
securing the company the city garbage
disposal contract to be let by tho com
mon council In the Bpring or 1901. The
Indictment also recites that tho agree
ment between Mr. Pfister and the Ren
dering company was that the money
ir not used was to bo returned to the
company. The Indictment charges that
Mr. Pfister did not return tho money,
but that he "did unlawrully, felonious
ly nnd fraudulently steal, take and
carry away and rraudulently convert
the same to his own use, to tho mani
fest perversion of Justice and to tho
evil examplo of all others In tho like
The date of tho transaction is given
as March 30, 1901,
Mr. Pfister, In a typewritten state
ment sent to all the newspaper offices
by tho stenographer of Managing Edi
tor M. O. Douglas of tho Mllwaukeo
Sentinel, denounced tho charge that ho
stolo tho monoy as absolutely ralso and
without roundatlon. Ho admits, how
ever, that ho received monoy rrom F.
C. Gross, president of tho Wisconsin
Rendorlng Co., and that ho disbursed
It as directed by Cross.
Trampled to Death by Horses.
Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 4. Whllo at
tempting to stop a team of. runaway
horsOB today, benjamin. Reck, a moor
man was trampled, oa and., fatally in
A WILD RIDE
Frenzied Journey to Escape Fever In
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 4. A flylnft
wedgo of humanity arrived at Union
station at 8:41 o'clock this ovonlng
on a Cotton Belt special from Shrove
port, La., Its 400 yellow fever refu
gees having chartcrod tho train to con
vey them north or tho Dixon and Ma
son lino to oscapo tho scourgo.
Novcr before, tho passengers had
thoy such a wild rldo. All along the
routo before tho Missouri lino was
touched, Inhabitants of Louisiana and
Arkansas tried to enforce tho quaran
tlno regulations with weapons, Tho
special was too fast, however, and de
splto hundreds of persons carrying
shotguns, pistols and blundcrbussos
of ancient typo tho lleolng Inhabitants
of tho south rushed on, stopping only
at Isolated stations. Only twice did
thoy get food and then vory little.
When the train stopped at somo little
way station ail tho passengers would
mako a rush for tho lunch counter,
only to bo driven back by guards.
Besides tho special from Shreveport
every train from tho south Is over
loaded. Standing room only Is avail
able on all trains rrom Louisiana,
Mississippi and Arkansas.
CHILD SO DRUNK
COMPLAINT IN ALLIANCE
Mrs. Seymour Crooks Alleges That
Husband Gave Their Three-Year-
Old Daughter Beer.
In tho dlvorco case against Eleanoro
Crooks against Seymour Crooks, it Is
charged that the husband at one time
gave their threc-your-old daughter so
much beer to drink that the child was
unable to stand. Mr. and Mrs. Crooks
aro residents of Alliance and were
married In 1S9G. For three years past
tho plaintiff alleges, Crooks has boen
habitually In a stato of drunkenness
and has boon extremely cruel. It Is
said that he would go to bed threat
ening to kill his wife and would keep
her in a constant state of worriment.
by putting a razor undir his pillow.
The petition for divorce was filed
In common pleas court yesterday by
Attorney Roach or Alliance. The cus
tody of tho four-year-old daughter Is
asked by the plaintiff.
SUIT OVER SCRAP IRON.
Through his attorneys, Lynch, Day
and Day. William A. Craig has com
menced suit In common pleas court
against tho Canton Iron and Metal
company. In the petition It is alleged
that tho plaintiff is the owner of a car
load or scrap Iron now being held In
tho yards or the Pennsylvania Rail
road company and claimed as tho prop
erty or tho derendant company. The
suit Is for $100, tho valuo of tho iron,
and $200 damages alleged to be done
by its detention.
A temporary injunction was granted
yesterday by Judgj Ambler to Cathc--Ino
Onnsleln, restraining Sarah and
Jacob Campbell from obstructing the
roadway leading to tho Gansleln resi
dence In Patterson street. Alliance
A permanent injunction lias been ask
ed for. Plaintiff has furnished bond
for $300. Attorney J. L. Miller of Al
liance filed the petition.
JEWELRY FIRMS INVOLVED.
Luther Day, attorney for tho Eldo
lado Jewelry company has sued tho
firm of C. Madru and Son for $100, al
leged to bo due on jewelry, sold and
delivered to tho derendants, on a con
tract. Tho jewelry was delivered
somo .time ago and by tho terms or
tho contract tho monoy Is now past
duo. Tho suit asks ror $200, and lntor
est from November 10, 1901 and tho
costs of tho suit. 'Neither ot tho
firms are located In this city.
In Breach of Promise Case Man
Sues For $50,000.
Omaha. Neb., Aug. 4. A breach of
promise suit, with the girl as defend
ant Instead of plaintiff, and her pa
rents as co-defendants, was filed .hero
today by Charles Q. Roberts of Des
Molnos,. Iowa. Roberts alleges that
Elizabeth Meyer of Crete, Neb., twice
Jilted him at tho altar. Roberts
charges the parents with alienating
nor affections by threatening to disin
herit her If she marries him, and ho
asks for damages ot $50,000.
MA3SILLON MAN LEFT
Action has been commenced In tho
Justice courts of Mnsslllou by tho
health officer, Frank K. Norwood,
against Frank Ylngllng. Tho suit was
Instltutod becauso It Is alleged that
Ylngllng was guilty of "allowing tho
carcases of dead animals and spoiled
moat upon his land. Norwood has
been ordered to bury tho carcases and
also tho putrid moat which aro said
to ho jeopardizing tho health of tho
peoplo ot Masslllon.
Davis Industries to Be Operated.
AH of the Industries which wero
recently affected by tho falluro of W.
L. Davis havo recolved orders from
referoo In bankruptcy, A, M. Mc
carty, to continue niuslnoss. This fa
dono so that tho machinery ft u,e
various mlnos may bo kept preserved.
rm in nrnnnn
lit Ufl! u tltuUHU
OF YELLOW FEVER
NEW CASES NUMBER 43 AND THE
Disease Spreading to All Parts of City
and Attacking Most Exclusive
Now Orleans, La,, Aug. 4. Tho yol
low rever record or today is as rollows:
Now cases, 43.
Total cases to date, 473.
Total deaths to dato, 89.
New affected districts, 19.
Total affected districts, 76.
On account of tlio "targe number of
new cases reportod yesterday, today's
tecord occasioned some surprlso, as
matiy expected tho total or new cases
would be larger. The list made pub
lic at C o'clock tonight Includes t,
largor proportion or non-foreign namcC
than have yet been announced, which
Is the only part of the report which
occasions any uneasiness, ft shows
that the disease is spreading to all
parts or the city and Is attacking tho
most exclusive rarailles hero. Tho num
ber or deaths was relatively small, and
the list or affected districts was also
The arbitrary action or tho parish ot
Rapides In stopping all traffic through
the parish has been amended, and tho
through trains on the Texas & Paclflo
will be allowed to continue. It Is ox
pected that Calcascu parish will also
rescind Its action on the same linos
and enable tho Southern Pacific to re
sume its through service.
Outside or tho rever itself, tho con
dition? brought about by the strict
quarantine are serious and aro felt In
etery line of commercial life. Tho
railroads aro badly handicapped, and
In many instances are unable to movo
passengers, malls or freight.
The Southorn Pacific railroad has Its
entire service on the main line discon
tinued because one parish In western
Louisiana refused to permit trains of
any kind to pass through, night or
day. Train service on tho Louisville &
Nashville railroad is also disturbed, as
was to be expected.
NO BLOODSHED, SAYS VARDAMAN.
Jackson. Mls3 Aug. 4. Gov. Varda
raan was advised by long dlstnnce tel
ephone tonight from GuUport that two
Mississippi soldiers acting as quaran
tine guards had been captured by ono
of the boats of the Louisiana mosquito
fleet at Lake Borgne.
Regarding the capture of Lieut. Ivy
and 13 privates of the Louisiana naval
reserves today by the Mississippi pa
trol boat Tlpsoy, the governor states
that tho Mississippi soldiers now on
duty have strict Instructions not to
molest any boats save those attempt
ing to land on Mississippi shores, and
tho Louisiana soldiers must have been
making an attempt of this sort when
the capture was made. Tho governor
still believes that there Is no likeli
hood whatever or an armed clash be
tween the troops or the two states that
would Involve bloodshed.
POSTOFFICE DEPARTMENT NOT.
Washington, Aug. 4. Tho alleged
stopping of trains carrying the United
States malls in certain sections of
Louisiana does not occasion any con
cern at the postofllce department. No
action of any kind has been taken rel
ative to the roported Interference.
When the fact became known that
railroad trains were stopped In making
effective a shotgun quarantine, Post
master General Cortelyou requested of
Gen. Shallenberger, the second assist
ant postmaster general and In charge
of the railway mall service, a state
ment as to what tho department Is do
ing In the matter.
General Shalleneberger said this af
ternoon that no action had been takon,
and probably none would bo necessary.
If tho quarantlno ofilccrs hold up tho
mall at one point, there are local rulea
aud regulations which will apply, and
Gen. Shallenberger Is of the opinion
that tho trouble will right Itself in bo
far as the malls are concerned. No
complaint has been received by tho de
partment. MISSISSIPPI PRACTICALLY FREE.
Jackson, Miss., Aug. 4. Mississippi
Is practically free of yellow fever, ac
cording to the stato board of health to
night. No new points- of Infection havo
been announced, the slnglo case at
Lumbcrton Is convalescent, and tho
sporadic caso at Sumrall is on the road
to recovery. Quito a number of towns
tightened their quarantines today and
the shotgun is freely in evidence la
many of the small towns of tho stato.
QUARANTINE RIGID AT CHARLES
TON. Charleston, S, C, Aug. 4. Tho board
of health has promulgated an order to
day making moro rigid tho quarantlno
ngalnst all yellow fever Infected places,
beginning August C. Inspectors will
board all trains at junctions, and pas
sengers will bo required to furnish
proor that they have not been In In
fected districts within the last ton
days; otherwlso they will not bo per
mitted to ontor tho city,
Fatal Gasoline Explosion.
Appleton, Wis., Aug. 4. A gasollns
explosion at Dalo today fatally Injur
ed ono man seriously Injured sovorul
othors In addition to destroying Frank
Kuohnl's saloon by fire.
Bride of a Day Commits Suicide.
Lexington, Ky Aug. 4. Mrs. Loo
Miller, aged 17, formerly Mary Hutto,
ot Loulsvlllo, whoso husband sepa
rated from her after living, together
for ono dnv r.ommlttod nnlnldn l.v .!&.
Ing carbolic acid today.
-?-,., .'AVi wt., . 1 1.
. . s.