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VOLUME 23__BIRMINGHAM, ALA., THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1897. NUMBER 158 DULL DAY IN BOTH HOUSES Formal Reading of the Tariff Conference CONCLUDED IN THE SENATE Vest Grows Sarcastic in Deriding the Grand Old Party FOR TAKING THE BACK TRACK In Excluding Paintings, Statuary and Sci entific Tools From the Free List—Mo nopolies Catch It Again—Noth ing Done in the House. WJWili-g.n. July 21.—The senate con cluded Hu lor mu 1 reading of the naflflC ] confererm i | ort today. The debate was j spirl lent in nv main. . Marly i :hs day Mr. Jon s, democrat, of Arkau made a corittst against the confererm ■■ port in that it exceeded iU auJhorlty in mending the paragraph re lating to piloting paper as to plac.e a r-- aliatof) in y against the countries paying an 'prut bounty on wood pulp. His point iV • rder was debated at much It nglh anti tin.illy overruled toy the vice president This r< i!.\ I :lte only obstacle thus far ■encount' el tiy the report. The reci procity n» eiit.tii. and the abandonment of the f a no: tax on bonds and stocks develop* I no ,-h criticism. When, the amendroeu t 1 ttitag to hid s was reached •Mr. Alien. • Nebraska, asked why the conference liatl provided a drawback Of duty on lecher exported, made from im ported hides. IMr. AKl’ iexplain d that the liou.se had insi •• -d on this proviso and ho felt that the drawback was payable under the law i’:, oit. reference -o this provis ion. He ill nigh, about $500,000 to $750,000 of revenue would be obtain d from th orny on libli s and probably half of this would be i iiii in drawbacks. Mr. Ain n, of Nebraska, spoke against the bill a- a whole and Incidentally re ferred to tile pres nt coal strike con rust ing it with the promise of• prosperity. The s'.i'ik" would be arbitrated and would end only . way, namely: in favor of the coal barons and against the miners and if tho min r protested he would be met by lit baton of the police ami the bayonet <,l I ue soldier. Air. Teli -r criticised the hide amend ment. He was r-pli d to by'Mr. Aldrich. The removal from the free lift: of scl en:lflo b ■ ,ks and periodicals brought out a saroasti denunciation from Mr. Vest. Tin di i'ded democracy in the Wilson law had. placed paintings, statuary and seiv-ntifi'’ b* ‘ks upon the free list, thus admittlpj into this country the best of ait and s letii.a, Now the g o. p.. the party of culture, refinemen’ and progress, took the back ward tank • d attempted to exclude th-s ai tides. The Keip, cits amendment caus'd some eo hup ui. Mr. Teller asked why it had beta i . icted to two years in mak ing reciprocity treaties. Mr. Allis":' .piled that it was.desired to have uur ■ minerclal relations defin itely esi a idl.-hed w ithin a reasonable time, it w.is believed this could be es tablished .within two years. Mr. Tell"! -aid in thought it was done became- of mistru-t of the next president. (’ongK'-s lul l the power to raise or low er dut-si without waiting to approve a treaty ai d li" declared that this provi sion would Pi. ilw ci iiicism as to the ment al ability "f the congress enacting |t. Mr. Alli.-ou explained that congress had no men,i.- of negotiating with for eign go - o:u nts so that a treaty was essential b-f re any satisfactory form of reciprocity could be established. Tile agreement cutting out the senate provision i" a stamp tax on the sabs of stocks and bonds also aroused discus sion. Mr. Alli>,.i' said an internal revenue tax could not be levied on a particular' class, wliile ihe senate provision espe cially excepted bonds of building and loan associations, which was Considered sufficient bjectlon. Mr. Allen said this was a concession to the money power. Mr. Alien said that there were many reasons P hi d the one assigned for the abandonment of tho bond and stock tax. The principal one was the favi ritism showed to capital. Another influence was the sugar trust which had boon instru mental in having the .bond tax aban doned as it . would affect the tremend ous stock transfers of the company. The formal reading of the conference report was completed at 5:20 o’clock and the senati at once went into executive session a d adjourned soon after. HOUSE. When llie house met today Mr. Evans, republican, of Pennsylvania, from .he commit t • mii ways and means, reported a joint resolution requesting the presi dent; to make such investigations as will elicit all the facts in reference to the restrictions on he sale of Am rican to bacco in foreign countriee and what is known as i lie Itrgie government con tracts It als • authorizes the president to enter into negotiations with lie gov ernments i f those countries with the view of ..I lining a modification or re moval of these restrict ions. The resolution was considered and Mr. McCiurdy democrat, of Kentucky, ex plained tli necessity of it and said that the great surplus.of tobacco was r .list'd in Kentucky, Tennessee ami West Vir ginia which must find a foreign mark -t. England and Germany were the only countries to Which tobacco could tie shipped; to any rttlher coon.ry It could jiqt hr shipped except through the govern ments. Air. Swanson,’democrat, of Virginia, supported the resolution and pointed out the difficulty which the Am, rican growers encountered in selling their product abroad. The res.du.lon was pa.-sed. .‘Mr. F-rklna, lepublicar,, of Town, called up a resolution f it printing 2.605,C00. copies of the hulls’ dig. st. This served, as an. op lmrtur'ty for Mr. Simpson, populist, of Kansas, to criticise the house proceedure in the mid. t of which Mr. Dir.g'.ey moved ait adjournment. ■Mr. Hailey » cured a rol! call on the motion. The motion, was cairicd 152 to 111 and <h._- house adjourned until tomor row. VOTE MAT BE TAKEN FRIDAY. When the senate adj* urned tWddy the understanding was that th_- ftnaf vote would be taken on the comer- >i‘e report of the tariff bill not later than Friday, tiut there was no formal agi-eerhent to this effect. Both Senators Jones and White, who have been leading th- opposi tion to the bill on behalf of the demo crats, expressed the beiiLf that the- vote would not be postponed beyond this time. Senator Allison also stated that while he still considered a v te possible tomor row h felt very confident that it w 11 Id not be postponed beyond Friday. In the event of a vote on the tariff Fri day, final adjournment is predicted for Saturday. MORGAN’S ANNEXATION BILL. The senate committee on foreign r la tions discussed briefly the bill introduced by Senator Morgan for th•: annexation of Hawaii, but decided to postpone fur ther consideration while the annexation treaty is pending. The bill is intended to be only acted upon in its pres nt shape in ease of the failure of the treaty to ae eur ratification by the senate. Th** senate expects to take up th^ treaty for consideration next reset n ard the com mittee desires to have the bill in fhapv so as to be ready in case of the ill suc cess of the tieaty. JAPAN STILL OPPOSES. If Annexation Is Carrie! Into Practice She Will Refuse to Recognize It. Vancouver, B. O.. Jiry 21.—Count Okuna, foreign minister of Japan fays regarding the annexation of Hawaii to the United States: "The foreign office is not stirpris d at the proposed' annexation. We simply protest against it. The importance of the islands will lx* immensely increased by ! the construction «>f the- Nicaraguan or Panama canal, and it is absolutely neces sary therefore to the country d p ndt.: t. In voyaging to the far east steamers Starting from America must call at II.iwaii. To hay th »m incorpoTat <1 into the union would serioushy involve inter national interests in the Pacific ocean. Another reason is. this: Annexation would Impair the rights an<f privfleg s which Japan is enjoying in Hawaii. The pro test was therfore entered on these grounds. Leaving aside* the attitude of frSher pow rs the question is. what will Japan do if under any clroumstanc s th annexation is *carri.d into practice in spite of the prot.-st of Japan. Japan nvu«t oppose it to the utmost, Annexa tion must not be recognized. THE GOLOBUG COMMITTEE | Meets in New York to Talk Over Affairs. KENTUCKY SAFE, THEY SAY And Bryanites Are Being Easily Converted to Their Way of Thinking- Ohio Being Watched Afar Off, Too. New York, July 21.—The executive com mittee of the national democratic party, gold wing of the party, met today ait 62 Williams street. There was not a full attendance. There was on hand William D. Bynum, let- of Indianapolis but now of Brooklyn, chairman of the national commi.tee and ex-offleio chairman of the executive committee; W. B. Holland, Massacluiy .ts; W. 1). Haldeman, Louis ville; J. C. Bullitt, Pennsylvania; G. F. Peabody, New York; F. W. McCuteheuii, Paul; VY. W. Screws, Montgom ry, ■Ala., proxy for J. M. Faulkner; T. 1*. Linn, of .Columbus, Ohio, proxy for L. C. Kmuith >ff, of Kant-u■ City; Charles J. Cauda, New York, proxy for J. P. Fren iliel, Indianapolis. There was much disappointment over the absence of the three members of he committee and also-because a number of politicians who had been expect",! to be present from Iowa, Kentucky and Ohio to talk over(.he prosp cts of the fall cam paign, did not appear. Tiie purpose of the mee.lng was appa r.nfly to hear these men ail'd to discuss whether to conduct campaigns lu the va rious stater, with speakers or to be con ten: with liter a urt. When the meeting was called to order this subject was taken up. it was said iliac the gold d mocrats ha,l a good lighting chance for victory in Kentucky and a fair chance in Iowa. I Then whether it was better to spend j what money they -had and get speakers fen those campaigns or literature to dis tribute was discussed. At the coles of the meeting Chairman Bynum gave out a statement. He said that after discussion of the matter of as .-listing the states of Iowa, Kentucky and Ohio this fall, it was. decided to as sja; the stair central committees with speakers of national reputation. James 1’. Irish, of tan Francisco, was sfioken of, also Senator CalTery, of Louisiana; Sena tor Lind-ay, of Kentucky ; C»l. W. C. P. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, and others. An appeal will be made to all prominent speak rs who participated in the cam paign last fall for Palmer and Buckner. Wh- n asked if Uourke Cockran would be aSke.I, Chairman Bynum answered that he had not identified himself with the organization as yet, but all who spoke for Palmer and Buckner in the Hast campaign would be asked to speak. After the discussion of the matter of speakers the committee considered the reports by the representatives of K-n ‘tucky. Iowa and Ohio-. T. P. Linn, K nitncky, chairman of the state committee of the gold democrats, said that the outlook was very encour aging in Ohio. Before asking foi a call for a state convention it was decided to write to 100 promin. nt gold democrats to see what they had to say on the subject. Ninety-eight of the replies received were in favor of calling a eonvntion. Mr. Linn stated that many of the rank and file who were Bryanites last fall had come to a serious contemplation of their error and would be found with the national de ni cracy this fall. A letter from E. M. Morton, of Iowa, which gave some details as to the vote of that state was also read, but the com mittee refused to make it public. Only a clerk of appellate court is to be voted for this fall, but the gold democrats say they are g ing to make a strong tight fop their candidate simply as a test. 15. 13. Haldeman, of the Louisville ! Courier Journal, told the committee that It would bv a hard tight, but that the re sult would be delightfully surprising to ! the gold democrats. He said that at the state convent! -n of gold democrats who met irr Louisville a short time ag ■, there were delegates who were Bryanites last fail. He said that the gold demociats ftar'ed out with the advantage of a pop ular candidate with a strong personal following. Mr. Haldeman said that Kentucky was the battle ground and if the gold demo crats .poll-d a vote of 50,000 or 60,000 it w;uld hftve the effect of breaking Bryan ism in th.- south. After this the committee adjourned to meet again at the cull of the chairman. THE AMERICAN SECOND. London, July 21.—At the Putney boat race today Blackstaffe won the Wingfield sculls. Howell, the young American be ing among tine competitors, and taking second place at the finish. Blackstaffe won by two lengths. A jr . & % 2 DEATH IN A POWDER HOUSE Employes Hurled Through Space by a Mighty Force. FIVE OF THEM ARE DEAD And Others Will Probably Die or Be Crippled for Life. MISPLACED CARTRIDGES DID THE WORK Walls Hurled Aside Like Chaff in a Wind Storm—Two of the Dead When Found Were Decapitated —Scene of Distress. New flaven. Conn., July 21.—An ap palling accident occurred this men ni g in the shell loading department of th Win ch ater Repeating Fire Arms company. Without an Instant's warning six human k ings lost their lives by an explosion a 1 another victim died soon after at the hospital. A score o<f victims wore more or less seriously injured, but no more fatalities are expected. More than HO men and women are employed In the loading department, and that more fatali ties did not rt -pit from the consusrlon is miraculous. The hundreds of people who gathered about the gaps Immediately after the explosion witnessed a gruesome sight. Six dead bodies, blackened with powd r a d frightfully manglrd, aim st beyond recognition, were lying on the floor. Nearby two injured men were writhing in agony and all about were men running with th.ir faces and arms bleeding from shot wounds, unmindful of their injuri a, but trying to assist others and quell the conflagration. Many others were In a fainting condition, and it was beHlev- d many of them were Injured and ther- was a great f-cling for relief, but It was found that they were mostly uninjured. The dead are: williaim hai’mbh. MRS. MART BAUM BISTER. MISS JOSIE BRENNAN. , MISS IDA BROWN. WILLIAM HILL. TRACY CONROY. Fatally injuied: George Bardera, Ed ward Bard era. The explosion occurred in the loading room. Nearly all of the female hands are employed on the loading machines. The full compliment of hands was at work in the room when the explosion took place. Forty feet of the side of the building was blowing out and hurled in pieces many feet and fragments of bodies were scattered In a sickening manner. A hurry call was sent for all available physicians. The lire department, the police, the ambulance and hospital corps were .-peedily summoned ami the “work of caring for the d-.ad and injure: was b.gur. Harrowing scenes were wit nessed, and vast throngs congregated about the place. As rapidly as possible the injured wtre cared for. In two in stances the suffering of the wounded was frightful. One partially dis emboweled. As rapidly as a victim was seen to be alive, the sufferer was tenderly cared for, made as c imfortable as po - si bio and taken with all possible speed to his home. Two of the bodies had been de capitated. Others had bpen partially torn asunder and still others had been partially disemboweled. The officers of the company put forth every effort to assist iii the care of the w untied. Perhaps the saddest scene was wh ti F. Baurnelster learnt 1 that his wife was among the killed. He lived at Hampton and had been married but recently. He w is at work but a short dirtanee from his wife. Mrs. Mary L’aumelster was but 16 years of age, and had been in th: factory but thiee Weeks. She was mar: 1 d a month ago. aid she and her husband us d adjoining machines. The girl was blown fully fifty feet, and so crushed out of shape that it is almost impossible to Identify IWr. The husband, curiously enough, was apparently blown with the same force and by the same blast, an 1 yet he is one of th° less seriously injured. He struck the ground but a few ft 1 short of his wife. The explosion did not start any fire, and the fire department confined Its work to that of reli-f. The caus- of the explo sion has not been learned, and perhaps its exact cause will never be known. S ime of those .at work In th- department at the time said that a cartridge in pro cess of loading had been impruprly placed In the machine. Some rt those who are able to talk only T-member a blinding flash, others only heard the ex plosion. Two boys were blown side by side out of the window and will probafjly die. Edward May. who was working a short distance away, was blown through the roof. His skill" was fractured and his, legs twisted out of shap-. The doctors say he. too. will 'die. Fdward Bard-ra died after being taken to the hosnitil. Ida Brown, one of thos- killed nutrtarht, came from Detroit. Mich., at which city her parents reside. President B nnett, of the Company, sakl: "We have be-n running nptomrtlc loading machines for something like twentv years, and this is the first gcp| dent that has oecitrred In their use. Since th- adoption of Hie machines w- have had no accident in the u»e of black gun powder.” ■AT 'MOST A CENTENARIAN. San Diego, Oal.. July 21.—Mrs. Lovey Aklrlch. one of the seven surviving wid ows of the revolutionary soldiers who fought in the war of 1776. died at the home of her son. E. C. Aldrich, In this city, Monday aftornoon. Mis. Aldrich was born at San Bornlton, N. II.. March 29, 1800. CARRIER PIGEON'S MESSAGE. Christiania, July 21.—A tel g:vun from Stavanger states that a carrier pig on has been caught In the neighborh r.d of Soevfle, in RIfylke. with a sliver ring up on one of its fret and the following stamped upon on? of Its wings: "North Pole 132 west 47.62." RACES POSTPONED. Detroit, Mich.. July 21.—Owing to the condition of the Grojsa Point track oausad by rain this morning the after noon’s blue ribbon races were* postp mod Until" tomorrow. The track is now th r oughly drl:d out. ' ONE CONFIRM ATION. Washington. July 21.—The senate to day confirmed J. C. 'Hunter to be port master at Union, S. C. THE SULTAN COMES DOWN Sanctions the Settlement of the Frontier Question. DEPENDED UPON GERMANY Thinking That Power Would Come to the Rescue, THE RUSSIAN BEAR GETS IMPATIENT At the Dilatory Movements of the Porte and Demands Immediate Acceptance Question of Indemnity Still Unsettled—End in Sight. Constantinople, July 21.—The sultan has Issued an irade sanctioning the settle ment of the from ler question In accord ance with the wishes of the powers. The original demand of th? Turkish govern ment 'submit!ted June 29 was for all the northern portion of Thersaly down to the river Penios and to a point approxi mately twelve kilome era beyond vhe Jlne of the Penios (Salambria) in the di rection of Larissa. As the Salambria risen In 'Mbunt Dhobin.l, a western peak of vhe Kihassaesis and continues across the whole of The-saly eastward to the gulf of Salonica, a concession to this de mand -would have meant an impou.ani incr use In the Ottoman territory. This proposal the powers have refused to con sider for a minute as practical. in return they have notified the eut i an all Turkey could hop - for was a ree 'Liiioaflon of the present mountain bol der for stragetic purposes only and sub mitted a lire drawn across Khassasis mountains which included one or two small vllfagts inhabited by Greeks intl m&ljmg to the Turkish government that on its ace.ptance of this proposal the Greeek Inhabitants referred to would be transferred at the expense of the Greek government under th protection of the powers beyond t'he line. 'In reply to the note of the ambassa dors containing Uhls proposal, a special council of Turkish ministers drafted at: Wa'fbat a decision, that ' the porte could 7.jt comidier-.h- proposal of the powers, nor any other line north of Penios, the ■natural boundary.” This attitude of the potto was maintained for a week ur.til Itaron von. Jeltseh, the German ambassa dor, received precis, instruction's from the German foreign office to Insist upon the stragtitlo fiomtier 'line proposed by t'he military atnachts. .This uncompro mising attitude evidently was th result of a misconception on the par- of the sul tan, who had been led to believe from several small differences on matters of secondary Impoti-ance that Germany was not in the agreement with the other pow ers. In it'his he had hoped to find support for his pretensions and that being dis sipated tihere was nothing but to accept the proposition, of i.he six co-operating powers. He appealed successively to the Russian and Austro-Hungarian emperors receiving In. r. ply that the stragit.ic fron tier was t'he maximum of concessions TuPkey could hope to obtain. The sultan delayed and haggled at the 'in-tance of the priestly ar.d military par ty in Turkey and tin. Russian gov- rn ment issued a circular to the powers suggesting that steps be taken for ex p-’ditlng the conclusion of peace, then the Turkish government h pan to give way. The ambassadors broke off negotiations ar.d referred the whole matter to their respective governments with a view that coercion might be used and notified the Porte that any subsequent decisions at which it might arrive must be continued In writing instead of orally as heretofore. The question of indemnity still re mains to be settled. Th ambassadors seem to assume that the capita] sum will reach 4,000,900 pounds Tmkish money, which Is, however, highly probl -m itic. Financiers in London. Paris ar.d Vienna consider that the ambassadors are in <Mned to he- somewhat too generous. These pourparlers may drag on for some time yet. It is regarded as certain, however, that a definite unde-rstan lirg 1) tween the porte and Greece on all questions will eventually be reached and that the Ottoman troops will he with drawn from Thessaliy before the rainy season set in In October. A GEORGIA MELON Of Mbnster Size Presented to President (McKinley—rt ’Was a Big One. Washington* July 21.—President Mc Kinley was the recipienU today of an unique compliment in the shape of a huge Georgia watermelon. Several members of t'he delegation in congrete, accompanied by a number of ladles and W. N. Mitchell, of Atlanta, the sou.hern freight ag- nt of the Baltimore and Ohi.i, made the presen tation in, the blue room of the White House. The melon was about two and u half feet long and m aisured six feet in circumference. It was packed In a g, ,lden hamper, wrapped in, an American flag and entwined with whi.e silk ribbon, on one end of which was the flag of the sta'te bf Georgia, rt weighed seventy-eight pounds. It was secured by the southern office of the Baltimore and Ohio, which offered a prize* for the largest melon grown In tih*e south .his year. The states of South Carolina, Georgia. Florida and Alabama comp-ted for the prize. Rep resentative Livingston made the presen tation speech. In doing so he referred to the old adage about the Greeks b aring gifts and assured the president that when opened no offlce-seeklrg enemy would emerge. The president made a happy re sponse, saying among ocher things that he was especially gratified for the assur ance that It contained no office-seek*" s. WAR NOT WANTED. Japan Prefers Peace, Esp; dally With the United States. London, July 22.—The Paris corre spondent of the Daily Mail says: The Japanese minister here denies that the relations between Japan and the United States are strained and says:: "We wish especially t" avoid war with the United States*. If we had wanted war we would have resisted Russia when she Interfered with our war on China, but we deetde-d that it was best to strengthen our army and navy and de velop our resources." VALUABLE PROPERTY SOLD. Atlanta*, Go., July 21.—The property o*f the Georgia Mining, Man tfavuring and Inveti.m r.*t company, cor.dcting chiefly of coal and iron, mines in North Georgia, vauled ait $1,000,006, was sold today by the receiver, Julius Brown, on ordu- of the clerk. The property was bought by At'. rney Clifford representing the e r tificate holders for $24,805. FIVE DOLLAR NOTES. Chicago, July 21.—<Captain Porter, of ■the Up' ted States secret service, last night a i rested B, V. Travch, a French man, who was, according to Cap-taln Por ter. about to make counterfeit monies. Tiuven says he was going to moke labels for « Cuban planter and the planter de sired his labels made in th■■ shape of a $5 note. He seem- to be sum what hazy as to the identity of the planner. The government officials regard the arres as «nimportant one. His partner, Williams, was acres.' d with him. Williams has boon, under arc, st before charged with counterfeiting. DOG'S FATAL BITE. Washington, July 21.—Charles A. Springma, lit years "f age, son of a well known Washington expressman, died to night of hydrophobia. He was bitten on the hand by a stray dog six weeks ago, but the disease did not manifest itself until last Sunday. ABSOLUTELY SOLVENT, Is the Claim Made by the Southern Build ing and Loan Association. Nashville, Tenn., July 21.—A special from Huntsville, Ala., says 'the directois of 'the Southern Building and Loan, As sociation', of Hunt-rviilte, h id a. meeting this afternoon in reference to the rep rtrd suet against the association brought in Macon, Ga., and gave out the following statement: "We do not owe Milo Abel $2,000 or any other sum du and demandable. Even if we did we have in the bank over $8,000 with which to pay it. The association is absolutely solvent. All obligations due and demandable are paid to Sept. 1. We have anticipated withdrawals to that date. Th-; balance of July receipts will be about $7,000 and the August receipts about $20,000. The telegram sent out is an infamous libel. The First National bank of this city will furnish information to th correctness of t-hi.s statement made by the association.” ALASKA ft LAND OF GOLD Fabulous Wealth in Her Natural Storehouses. SOME OF IT GOTTEN OUT Upward of Four Millions of Dollars Worth of the Dust En Route—Rush to the New Field Continues, iSan Francisco, Julj' 21.--The A earner Umatilla arrived today fmm Alaskan port?. She had on board 300,000 dollars wonth of Alaskam gold| She also brought other shipments which she left ai; Seat tle. Among the sensational advices receiv ed was one from St. Michaels to the ef fect .hat over $4,000,000 in gold dust which waa not Iticlul-d in the fmuunes bnmght here by miners, was shipped through Wells Fargo Exp revs company, other miners having reached the island since the departure of the Excc’sion and Port land who have secured greater fortunes thaini those of whom stories have been la.ely told. Although ill- capacity of the steamer Portland which sailed yesterday and the Excelslon which sails on the 24t.h, is lim ited to about 110 passengers over 1,000 applications have been made for berths, I Most of .he disappointed one® are muk | ing arrang ments to travel hence to Ta j coma to secure passage on. the Mexico and Topeka which sail thence next week, I but many must inevi.atbly wait until n xt spring and their d'isappointm ut is sore. FROM A LIMB Jim Peaks Is Swinging Near Riverton, Where Me Committed a Hor rible Crime. Florence, Ala,, July 21.—Jim Peaks, the negro who caused the trouble at Riverton, is probably ‘swinging from a convenient lirrtb between Riverton and Cherokee to night. Peaks was captured near River ton today and at 8 o'clock tonight offi cers started for Tuscumbia with him. A hundred armed men started after the of ficers swearing that they would hang the negro before he could be taken five miles. fl hey undoubtedly carried out their threats. It develops tonight that the ne gro accomplished 'his purpose and his victim is to years old. She is said to be i badly injured. Riverton is in. nsely ex [ cited and reinforcements are going into | the town from every direction. THE USUAL RESULT. New Iberia, La., July 21.—About 7:30 this morning at Baldwin, in St. Mary's parish, a negro, Jack Davis, alias Buddy Jack, was hung by the citizens of the town for criminally assaulting Widow Mariot. Davis waylaid the lady and struggled with her. Her screams aroused Mlcah Hoick, who caused the negro to proceed to a store, whereupon being re cognized, he was seized, rushed to the bayou back of the edge of town ai d w.ll no doubt be hung. He implicated anoth er negro, W41Ms Hill, who was severely whipped and ordered to leave the town. AH excitement is allayed and no further 'trouble is expected. THE WINNER DINED. London, July 21.—The proprietor of the Half Moon Tavern; at Putney, gave a | complimentary dinner this evening and presented a gold badge to E. H. Ten Eyck, the American winner of the dia mond sculls at the Henley regatta. Fifty professional oarsmen were pr sent. Mr. Clasper, the boat builder, preside!. The Te n Eycks and'Dr. McDowell will sail for New York on the steamer St. Paul on Saturday next. Dr. McDowell has de clined several invitations to take part in minor regattas. NEW GOLD FIELDS. Columbus, Mo., July 21.—Gold discover ed oh the banks of Dry Fork Creek, near New Florence, ir. Montgomery county, iMo., is announced by Dr. (1. A. Broad head, gooJogist of the state university. iM. A. Bibb, the discoverer, has sent sev . era! consignments of quartz to Dr. Broad head and assays by the latt r have proved the genuineness of the find. Mr. Broadhead will vist Montgomery in order to inspect the v-. la. DESPONDENCY THE CAUSE. Macon, Ga., July 21— John Gunn, a horse trader, aged 43. took six grains of morphine tonight and is dying. The rash act was caused by despondency. SERIOUS TROUBLE FEARED At the Allison Coal Mines Near Canonburg. THREE HUNDRED DEPUTIES liave Recently Been Sworn In to Use Drastic e* Measures. I*' - 1 HE SI PHON REMAINS UNCHANGED C ***> _ And j Will Continue the Strike—A . Jr F^ lit Train Captured By Btrikers 1 y ten at Fifteen Mines Join the If m Stiike—The Situation. Pittsburg, July 21.—Trouble, anJ much of it, seems to be in store at the Allis.in mine, three miles west of Canonburg. • The men want to go to work but are afraid. They fear another invasion of the strikers, and do not want to b tar g ts for a mob that is liable at any mo ment to ins. control! of H&tlf. Tonight everything was quiet about the mines, and the citizens of Canonburg were awaiting the arrival of tile lnvud rs. It was the intention of the strikers to begin their march to Canonburg ton ght, but a telegram from Brldgevllle announces that owing to the heavy rain of this evening it was decided to postpone the tramp until tomorrow. The men are fully de termined to carry out their threat of making the march. They expect to stait wi th six hundred men and be reinforced with about the same number at Brl ige vilie and Tom’s Hun. The men wlN start with several days' rations and expect to lie in shape to watch the offending mines for several days. This morning a num ber of men going to the Allison mine were stopped by the committee of the strikers. Many of them did not go to work. J. H. V. Cook said that the names of the strik ers would lie procured and they would all b- arrested for intimidating his employes. Sheriff Vernier Ciairk, of Waah.'rgt n county, is fully prepared for any army of strikers that may Invade his domain. It is not generally known that at Poehan tas last night he had nearly 300 deputies sworn in who are available at anyt me. Prom the most reliable Information it was learned that they are all ready with the requisite number of firearms and ready to do business. The sheriff is on the ground in person and If there is a false move on. the part of the striker* drastic measures will be resorted to. The miners who want to go to work are strick en with fear and anticipate trouble. The Allison mine had forty men at work until noon today, when the pfcant was shut in apparent anticipation' of trouble. 'During rhe afternoon a committee from the Enterprise mine, three miles up the river, paid them a visit. The committee wanted to find out wthat the status olf thd. situation was. They decided eh at the Enterprise would not work under the present surroundings. At the Bonne mine a game of peek-a-boo is In progress. The men1 want to work as long as th re are no strikers In. sight. Manager Hltchmam in charge of tihe mine, said he would not make any attempt to operalethe plant a* long 'as there were any Indications of trouble. He said that he was prepared for any emergency and intimated that the trouble would blow over 4n a few days. At a> committee mefi'.lng a;t miner** headquarters this afternoon th question was discuss d 'how it would be possible to marshal a body of men to stop the min1 rs of the New York and Cleveland Coal Gas company from working. Every phase of ithe situation was discuss'd but no plan could be hit on. It is tihe general opinion that these miners are impregna ble to ot ack because of their geograph ical position. The expected meeting of the board of titbit ration did nr take place tonight the western .members not reaching the city 'As soon as they arrive arrangements will be made far a general mealing of the miners (The situation In this district Is prac tically unchanged. The suspension is complete with the exception of Dearmltt'a mines and though considerable suffering and d> etl'tutlnn is reported among the strikers ard ' heir families t'he determina tion to fight It out its apparently as strong as an the flist day of the strike. HELD A TRAIN. Fifty Strikers Had Complete Charge for Five Hours, But Gave In. Peoria, 111.. July 21.—Fifty striking min ers at Farmington seized a Burlington freight train at 11 o^clock this morning demanding that it carry them to Dun fermline, where they intended to call out the 250 miners at work, their wages hav ing been Increased 3 per cent. They refused to pay! or to get off and held the train until 3 o’clock, when the conductor cut oft the engine and ran to Canton, re turning with the sheriff and the state's attorney. They argued with the men and the latter finally abandoned the train afttr holding It five hours. The Peoria county miners are threatening to march across country to Dunfermline tomor row to force the men out. The mana gers of the mines there say the men want to ke—p at work and are preparing for trouble. TO CONTINUE STRIKE. Such Was the Decision, of the Miners— Will Organize Undon Today. St. Louis, July 21.—About 125 of the 43d miners who are on strike at Collinsville, 111., held a meeting at that place this af ternoon to determine whether th> y should continue the strike or accept the advancs offered them by the operators and re turn to work tomorrow. They decide by a vote of 81 to 43 to continue the strike. The situation, however, remains practi cally unchanged. The miners are divided as was slvwn by the meeting, only 126 out of 450 being present. The married m n as a rub want to end the strike, while the single men want to continue It. Linder the action of the men In the Col linsville zinc works, employing 200 men, will have to close down tomorrow. Other manufacturing establishments will also be compelled to close. State President. Carson is expected to be at Carllnsvllle tomorrow to organize the men Into a union. DEMONSTRATIONS TODAY. Wheeling, W. Va., July 21.—There Is lit tle change In the local coal inline strike -» situation today. Some of the miners whi*» struck at the Gkixlale works yesterdiy afternoon returned to work this morning rather unexpectedly. They are engaged In mining coal foT the engines of the Baltimore arxl Ohio and Ohio River roads. But for this partial resumption at Glendale the Ohio Rlv-,r road would . have been much embarrassed. Thera