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r L The Jubilee is Over If Wishes Were Wings
I c And I a may good is a a be better period thing expected when thIng of inactivity business If during advertising a in Is time brisk trade of is THE SALT LAKE HERALD I There But why would Wish be no for need anything of airships when
F reaction man for his full It insures share of to trade the business 1 J you in The can Herald get it by placing a want ad
That Is What Operators and
Miners LookFor
atc of New Men Arrive at Scott I
dale and Say They Will Go to I I
Work Double Tragedy Caused I
HBy Miners Getting Drunk Sight
thousand Miners and Their Fami
lies Will Soon Need Assistance
Hanna Not Hopeful of Good Re
sults From the Meeting of the
Operators Break at Fairmont Ex
pected Did Not Take Place
Pittsburgh July 26 Lively times are
promised in the coal mining situation
this week A crisis is impending This
is conceded on all sides The arbitra
tion commissioners on thE one side feel
hopeful that they will bring about the
initiative for a settlement at the meet
ing on Thursday morning The min
ers officials on the other hand claim
to have adopted measures that will
make a complete tieup I has devel
oped that many of the West Virginia
miners are awaiting word from the
Pittsburg district especially from thc i
New York and Cleveland mines They
want to her of the miners in these I
mines ha1ng joined the general sus
pension This it is claimed by the of
ficials will bring all the faltering ones
in West Virginia in line thus mailing
the strike effective in that it will shut
off the supply of coal
Arguments have been made for Eu
gene V Debs and other prominent of
ficials to come to this city and hold a
meeting for the benefit of the New
York and Cleveland miners on Thurs
day morning
Among the others expected to be
present are Samuel Goinuers A D
Ratchford M M Garland and W D
Mahon At this meeting it is intended
to strike a final decisive blow and if
possible make the tieup complete The
reputation of Debs i is expected will
draw 12000 miners to the meeting
The meeting at Scottdale on Tuesday
of th miners in the coke district and
the meeting of labor leaders at Wheel
ing are also looked upon as important
features at this period of the strike
Should the West Moreland miners be
brought out there are fears for serious j
trouble at De Armitto mines Reports I
from the coke regions indicate that
the cokers will not likely come out
The board of arbitrators
arbIratrs report mat
ters quiet waiting on the result of the
o erators meeting tomorrow which
they claim to think means much
toward the result of I
the proposed set
tlement of the strike by arbitration
An effort is being made to have as
many receiver men attend the meeting
a Dossible
v The report that a raid on the mines
of the New York and Cleveland Gas
Coal company was contemplated this
morning was without foundation The
mines were running as usual today and
everything was quiet The special
deputies called for last night returned
tG the city this morning no strikers
having appeared in the vicinity No
raid is probable now until after the
Debs meeting on Thursday I the men
refuse to come out then a demonstra I
tion will quite likely be made later
A band of strikers marched on the I
Jumbo mines of Robbins in the Pan
Handle district this morning and in
duced the few men at work there to
quit Tnere was no trouble
F B Sargent Val Fitzpatrick and
C i Wilkins executive heads of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
Railway Trainmen and Order of Rail
way Conductors were in Pittsburg to
day en route to the meeting of the la
bor lenders at Wheeling tomorrow
They addressed a large mass meeting j
cf railway employees at Scottdale yesterday I
terday and reported their organization j I i
in a nourishing condition They refused
tu say anything in regard to the pro I
posed meeting at Wheeling in the in
terest of the striking miners
Colonel W P Rend the Chicago op
erator arrived in the city today While
h heartily favors arbitietion he
herti arhIlftion says i
the true uniformity movement is a
humbug I the meeting tomorrow is I
not for the purpose of settling the
strike by arbitration he will not attend
as he will not end his support to a
plan to bring about a settlement where I
uniformity is established Operator
James VS Shields was of similar senti
This afternoon Rufus C Crawford
owner of the Bunola mines went into
court and secured a preliminarj1 injunc
tion restraining the miners officials at
Dillon from interfering with the work
cr congregating about the mines The
LearinAr was set for Saturday
President DC an says the miners officials
fcials will not attempt to fight the In
junction They were not hunting
trouble he said and would not tel r
att > y violate the law
The sheriff of Westmoreland county
has been called on for deputies to pro
tect the miners at the Rostaver mines
at Webster The Webster company
proposes to start with the nonunion
miners tomorrow or Wednesday I
Judging by the present slate of the local i 1
market a famine in E is not likely to i
occur even though the strike should last j i
several months jonger As a matter of I I
fact the market is overstocked and the i i
demand has oniy slightly increased At
least 6000000 bushels of river coal are I
lying in the Upper Pools about 5000000
busheis having been consumed and I
shipped durIng the past three weeks 1
The railroads are bringing in large i
quantities every dit > from Vest Virginia j
and the mines east of PIttsurs One i
shipment of C7 C dc nU over the i I
Pittsbur Virginia Charleston railroad J
today Operators could not give an esti
mate on the total amount now on hand I
but they say the supply Is very great and I
daily increasing
River coal is selling at S105 a ton an
increase of 1 cent a bushel since the I
strike began Operators report no extra
ordinary demand and they are accenting I
all offers at the price stated Railroad
operators state this evening that they
could buy all the coal they wanted at 90 I
cents a ton Kentucky coal was offered
0t 73 cents and several large purchases I
were contracts mde at that price to 1111 Chicago
A Summing Up
Midnight The mining situation inj
this district is quiet and unchanged j
Q k
Both sCdes are waiting for the result
of the meeting tomorrow of the opera
tors The arbitrators are highly elated
at the prospects
All agree in saying that i will be
the largest meeting of operators ever
held in this district All of the western
men are here and the eastern people
will arrive in the morning Hotel lob
bies are meeting places tonight for
the operators already here and the
strike question is being well discussed
While a large number are not in favor
of the old unitormity form all are
anxious to hear what new phase the
peace commissioners have given the
subject Some are decidedly opposed to
uniformity but all are in favor of ar
bitration for a settlement of the strike
The board is busy completing the con
tract which is to be presented to the
meeting tomorrow at the courthouse
No one can at this time predict the
outcome of the conference which is ex
pected days to last two and perhaps three
Crisis at Scottdale Will be Reached
I Today
Scottdaje Pa July 26The crisis in
the Scottdale iron and steel strike will
be reached tomorrow A batch of new
men arrived today and they express a
determination to go to work The
strikers committee labored with them
until successful and reported the re
sult of their interviews to the idle men
and the excitement became intense
Armed deputies are on guard about the
mill property and orders have been
issued to arrest any person who tres
Both sides seem to b preparing for
a conflict which nearly everybody ex
Accuses Companies of Cheating Their
Wheeling W Va July 26Eugene
V Debs made his appearance in Wheel
ing this afternoon and was met by a
large crowd at the railroad station To
night he addressed a mass meeting in
the central part of the city The ef
forts to secure the public building
square for the meeting failed and the
meeting took place a square away In
speaking of the situation in Fairmont
Mr Debs said he felt encouraged A
number of men joined the strikers on
Sunday and others are expected to fol
low He said the efforts of the organ
izers would have been more successful
but for the fact that operators as he
claimed prevented their men from at I
tending the meetings Practical slav I
ery he says exists in the Fairmont
mining region
Although the press may report the
miners as living under favorable con
ditions in the Fairmont mining re
gions said Debs I have collected
I data from farmers miners and store
keepers which shows that the mining
companies cheat their employees in the
mines at the scales and in the com
pany store The intimidation practiced
by the operators has prevented many
frcm joining the strike but we are
hopeful of ultimate success in West
The indications are that tomorrows
conference of labor leaders made up
of the executive officers of the various
organizations centered under the
American Federation of Labor will m
larrily attended AmongtoGay S ar
atrdec toiay
rivalswere B V DES > VIe President
Rea of the Painters and Decorators
President Uahon of of the street CRr
workers and President Samuel Gom
tars of the Federation and President
Ratchford of the Mine Workers the
last two coming in on late trains
President Sovereign of the Knights
of Labor will arrive from Washington
in the morning
There are some differences of opinion
as to the result of the conference Debs
and Mahon tonight claim that the pub
lished reports of the strikes failure at
Fairmont are incorrect Debs says h
is in possession of reliable advices to
the effect that the strikers today re
ceived heavy accessions
I the efforts of the agitators in West
Virginia have really been a failure it
is believed tonight that the railway
conductors firemen and brakemen will
be asked to refuse to handle West Vir
ginia coal There is sere talk of a
general sympathetic strike but this
does not meet with anything approach
ing even partial favor A boycott of
West Virginia coal in the event that
the miners of this state decline to join
the strike will be discussed at the con
ference tomorrow
The labor leaders gathering for to
morrows conference late tonight claim
that 4000 of the 6000 miners in the
Fairmont Monongahela Valley rail
road district are idle that 5000 of the
10000 men in the field along the Nor
folk Western road in the couth end
of the state have quit and uncon
firmed advices state that a large pro
portion of the 7000 men in the great
Kanawaha region are idle tonight
Debs Mahon Rea and the other
leaders feel greatly encouraged
Five thousand people gathered
around an improvised stand in the cen I
tral park of the city tonight and heard I
speeches by E V Debs and Vice Presi
dent Rea of the Painters and Decor
ators Mayor Butts occupied a seat on I
the platform and the meeting was pre
sided over by exPresident Tighe of
the Ohio Valley Trades and Labor as
I Except for an occasional cheer there
I was unbroken quiet during Debs
speech and at the close he wasloudly
He detailed the mining strike situa
tion at length and made the claim
f that the miners at large have made
only 421 cents a day Before conclud
I ing Debsdetailed his social democratic
views at some length Mr Tea detailed
his experiences in the West Virginia
coal fields but did not speak at length
Situation at Fairmont West Vir
Fairmont W Va July 26The
strike in this state which Ratchford
predicted would he general today has i
proven a flat failure After days of
vigorous efforts by Debs Mahon Cos
let Miller and Ratchford culminating
Sunday with mass meetings in
wih meetgs many
places the miners at Fairmont remain I
ra agreed that I there was no strike
on Monday efforts would cease and an
appeal be made to the railroad men to I I
stop hauling coal A canvass of the
situation shows the New England I
Gaston Montana and West Fairmont
and Briar Hill and Watson mines with
1000 men are all working today ilo
nongagli has 50 more than Saturday a I
total 0 160
The Pritchard mine resumed with 20
of their old mpn The only break came
when onehalf of the Hutchinson I
mine force quit today followed by
Luther and Opekisha a total of SO
men who with Aurora 40 Palatlo 40
and Kings 35 are all out at this point
Sheriff Cunningham had deputies at
all the mines ready for trouble
Before leaving Fairmont tonight
Debs said
7 have triedto make the Fairmont
Continued on Page 6
How Pioneers of That Country
Reached There
Klondyke Fever Is On the Increase
Everywhere Every Reason to Be
lieve That Thousands of Gold
seekers Will be Compelled to Turn
Back and Many Who Reach Their
Destination Will be Short of Sup
plies Military Post Asked For
San Francisco July 26N E Picotte
of the Yukon country who has been
in this city several days gives an in
teresting account of the efforts of the
pioneers of that locality to secure more
modern means of conveyance into the
land of the golden fleece
While at Circle City and Forty
Mile last year says Picotte we se
riously considered the possibility of se
curing aid from the Canadian govern
ment to build a railroad into this dis
trict We secured as reliable data as
we could and forwarded I to Ottawa
Finally ah appropriation of 5000 was
passed by the parliament and the sur
veyors were ordered to take the field
hs year
There are two practical routes by
which this country might be reached
by a railroad One of these is from a
point on the Canadian Pacific the I
other is from Dyea As far as we were
able to ascertain neither presents many I
That from Dyea would be the
shortest for the reason that only some
80 miles of road would have to be
built the rest of the route to the mines
being by means of the river Of course
during the winter season this route
would be closed as far as the river is
concerned This route would do away
with the difficulties of the Chilkat pass
in the early days I would naturally
be a closer means of communication
un San irancisco and for rhat rea
son Is not likely to be favored by the
Canadian government
The other route is about 500 miles
longer but being entirely within the
Dominion of Canada is likely to re
I ceive earnest consideration at the
hands of the government
The moneyed men o that section
are willing to assist any enterprise of
this character which will tend to de
velop the country Tht attention of the
world has been called to our country
and the idea that naught but fairy
I tales have been wriiten about its
wealth i being quickly dispelled
Hundreds Will Never Be Able to
Reach the Fields
Port Townsend Wash July 26The
steamer City of Topeka arrived early
this morning from Alaska She brings
news that the Klondyke fever Is on the
increase in Juneau nearly every able
bodied man there having gone or pre
pared to go to the rich fields Authen
tic reports direct from Dyea are that
there is now as much freight piled up
at the head of the inlet as the Indians
can pack over the divide in the next
18 months This amount of freight will
be more than doubled whan the Steam
ers Queen and Mexico now en route
arrive This condition of affairs prac
tically precludes the possibility of hun
dreds of CTlciseelcerd icacmng the min
ing region this year
Franiv F Myers a Juneau newspaper
man will leave here in two weeks for
Dawson City He will go by the route
followed by Lieutenant Schwatka who
conducted an exploring party into the
Yukon valley in 1SSD This route starts
from Takou inlet 30 miles south of
Juneau from Takou to Lake Teslin a
distance of 130 miles over level prairies
and the country from Lake Teslin is an
open valley through to the Yukon river
by way of the Hootinpua river With
the aid of pack horses the Takou route
is by far the most preferable I is
probable that a stage Use will soon be
operated on this route Parties who
have been over both routes say that
the walk of 130 miles over the level
country is more easily accomplished
than that of the 15 miles over the Chil
cat summit John G Brady has taken
his oath of office and is now Alaskas
Disbelief I the Reported Blockade
of Freight
Seattle Wash July 26The report
sent out from Port Townsend that
there was already a blockade of freight
at Dyea is not believed here nor can
it be confirmed Only one steamer the
Alki had landed freight and passen
gers at Dyea at the time the Topeka
which arrived here this mornin left
Juneau Therefore I is not possible
that there can be a very great crush
I at Dyea Reports received here indi
cate that prospectors are having no
I However when the loads of the
Queen and Mexico which have already
I sailed and the Islander and the Rosa
lie which sails on the 28th and 131
I respectively arrive at Sheep Camp
there will undoubtedly be some delay
I but horses are now being shipped to
Dyea from Seattle by hundreds They II
are to be used for packing over the
I divide and will much expedite the car
rying of the outfits A large pack train
is already operating The Topeka I
brings no news from the north other
than has been published A passenger
from Juneau said the people of tnat I
i city are flocking to the Klondyke by I
every possible route The new trail I
over the mountains which is 1100 feet I
lower than the old pass has been fin
ished and wi be used in taking cattle I
over the summit destined from Daw
son City The Impression prevails that I
there Is to be a scarcity of provisions
in the new camp
Secretary of War Considering a
Washington July 26The secretary
of war is considering a proposition that
has been made to him to establish a
military post In Alaska The
mltao over
ment has no troops in that vast terri
tory and In view of the heavy immi
gration now going on and the possible
danger to life and property from law
less characters he has been urged to i
create an Alaskan military post The
commercial interests for the territory I
are at the bottom of the movement
and have requested that a company of
infantry and a GallIng gun brigade be
located at some post to be christened
Post Alger near the new boundary
line about 250 miles from Klondyke
and 2200 miles above the mouth of the
Yukon river This body of troops is
asked for to support the civil authori
ties in the administration of law and
order and for the protection of vested
rights I was suggested that troops
be marched over the Dyea overland
route to the post which will be erected
by contract for the government use if
desired but this will be impossible in
view of the fact that the British law
like our own would not permit the
passage of foreign troop > over British
territory without special permission
Therefore the troops will be carried up
the Yukon in a steamer if the govern
ment consents to create a post There
is some doubt of the power of the
president to establish a post as pro
posed without congressional authori
sation and that aspect of the question
has been brought to theattention of
the attorney general for an opinion
An early decision must be reached if
the troops are to b sent to the new
post this season
Meanwhile volunteers for service in
Alaska are coming forward This morn
ing Secretary Alger received a tele
gram from Captain Abercrombie of the
Second infantry Fort Harrison Mont
tendering his services with CO picked
men of his regiment for duty in Alaska
and expressing a desire > to report per
sonally to Secretary Alger I
The president and Secretary Alger
hve decided to detail an army officer
and a < company of soldiers from the
regular army tort service in Alaska The
matter Is yet in very Indefinite shape
but details will be arranged a soon a
possible in order tha the soldiers may
get into the vicinity the gold coun
try before navigation closes on the Yu
kon river They will be sent to their
destination via the Yukon river route
and the offer ot one of the shipping
companies on the Pacific coast to trans
port them and their baggage and stores
will probably be accepted The exact
location of the camp or post has not
yet been determined on but it is ex
pected to be at Circle City An army
officer now in the field and who has
had experience li such matters has
been invited to take charge of the com
pany and an answer is expected from
him very soon The detail of men who
will go will be made from one of the
posts in the west but just when is rot
yet finally settled on The officials are
anxious to locate the soldiers in the
gold country as soon as possible and
if I can be arranged they will be sent
on the steamer sailing early in August
Best of All Routes For Cattle and
Seattle Wash July 26Those who
have an idea that cold weather prevails
exclusively Alaska wH be surprised
to know that Archie Burne a miner
was affected by sunstroke while cross
ing the pass from Dyes He recovered
and proceeded after two days rest He
indorses the Chilkoot pass above all
other as a cattle route His own I
stock nine cattle and two horses were
taken from Salt JVafer to Lake LAnder
rnan r less l than 20JJiqurs The route I
is however unsuitable fO 1 sheep as
there is too much deep swift water f
iII first mail for the Yukon valley
under the new contract left Juneau
July 13 in charge of F W Hoyt car
rier I consisted of 1683 letters being
an accumulation from last April
The report up to iacr 3 p f
of provisions which has gone into the
Yu on cuuL4i >
was 5000 and in addition to this there
are about 5000 tons of live stock
The following steamers will leave Se
attle for Dyea and Skagway bay with
in the t next few Delays City of To
peka July 28 Islander ffom Victoria
July 28 Rosalie July 31 Alki Aug 2
Willamette Aug 3 Queen Aug 7
Mexico Aug 9 Topeka Aug 1 Ro
salie Aug 13
820000 Worth of Dust
San Francisco July 26The City of
Pueblo arrived today from Puget sound I
ports with about 20000 worth of Alas
kan gold dust consigned to Wells
Fargo Co on account of Klondyke
miners who arrived in Seattle some
time ago There were no miners among
her passengers however nor did she
bring any later advices from the gold
fields She will sail again on Friday
and connect with the regular steamer
for Alaska from Seattle
A Canadian Syndicate
Montreal Quebec July 26A T Ge
nest a well known local engineer
leaves on the 8th of August for the
Klondyke with eight or ten assistants
In behalf of a Canadian syndicate
May List Some Stocks
New York July 26It was said In
Wall street today that the directors of
the mining exchange of Nev York I
which has been much In the back I
ground recently are thinking of listing
some Clondyke claims A meeting of I
the members has been called for to
morrow afternocn to act upon some j
proposed amendments to the constitu J
tion One of the amendments asks that
three calls shall be made a day instead i I
of two as at present I
I Wont Enforce the La v I
Ottawa Ont July 26The cabinet I
today decided not to enforce the alien
I law in the Klondyke The subject
I of royalty on the gold output was dis
cussed but was left over until tomor
rows session Eighty additional
I mounted police will be sent on how
I ever to maintain law and order and
the United States attorneys at Wash
irgton will be asked to give the right
of way through disputed territory Two I
I customs officers will be sent to Lake
Tasish on the British frontier to col
I lect customs duties
What Te derfeet and Others Must
Champaigne Ills July 26S M
Phelps of this city who is one of a
party contemplating going to the gold
fields of Alaska has just received a let
ter from his cousin Alfred P Swine
ford of Marquette Mich regarding the
country Mr Swin ford who was gov
ernor of Alaska during the lat Cleve
land administration says he has no I
doubt about the abundance of gold but I
Unless you are prepared to take
your life in your hands and encounter
such hardships and such perilous un
dertaklntrs as are hard even to picture
to the imagination In getting there
after you have reached Alaska unless
ater >
you are prenared fcr the extreme win II
ters cold and summers heat and to
endure black flies and mosquitos that I
render life almost unendurable dont
COAt all events dont venture on it
this season The Klondyke is 1000 miles
beyond Juneau andstarting now even
If in the rush if you succeed in getting
transportation as far as Juneau you
Continued OB Page 2
7 =
Numerous Inconsistencies Al I
ready Pointed Out
Official Notice of the Birth of the
New Law
I Became Operative On July 23 at
Midnight Sufficent Data Has Not
Yet Been Received Upon Which
to Base a Close Estimate of the
Amount of Duties Involved But
It Will Doubtless Be Forthcoming
I a Few Days Some Estimates
Washington July 26The treasury
officials already have discovered a
number of inconsistencies in the new
tariff act some of them i Is feared
being incapable of reconciliation I is
pointed out that section 262 places the
duty on plums at 25 cents per bushel
and section 264 fixes the rate at 2 cents
per pound An error in the paragraph
as to currants was corrected in confer
Another section fixes the rate of duty
on hides of cattle at 15 per
cent ad valorem and admits
raw skins free The question In
volved fcis the classification of calf
skins it being contended that com
mercially calfskins are not classed as
hides of cattle and nence are entitled
to free entry which is liable to b con
trary to the purpose of congress At
tention is also called to the fact that
the provision as to licenses for customs
brokers was by inadvertence it is be
lieved left out of the act Circulars
are in preparation construing a number
of the sections of the act I ersons en
tering this country are permitted un
der certain restrictions to bring with
and reasonable
them duty free usual reaonable
furniture This is interpreted to mean
such furniture as would be reasonable
and useful for the personal use of per
sons in their condition In life I
Important Circular Issued From the
Treasury Department
Washington July 26The following
circular was issued today from the
treasury department
To collectors and other officers of cus
The president having this day ap
proved the tariff act recently passedby
congress the tarirf act of Aug 2SnSJl
so far as It has been superseded by the
new act became void and of no efect
at midnight on July 23 1897 See sy
nopsis 15331 and 16143 > 1 merchan
I dise entered at the custom house on
1 and after July 24 under the rate of I
the act as mentioned twill be subject to
j liquidation under the provisions of the
I new act All existing regulations relat
ing to the importing of merchandise
and the proceedings pertaining thereto
will continue in force and effect unless
duly modified or revoked
Assistant Secretary
Sufficient Data Has Not Yet Been
Washington July 26 Senator Allison
was at the treasury department today
and in course of conversation on the
subject said that in his opinion there
was no reasonable doubt that the tariff
act wa covered all of the day on which it
became a law This also is the view
of all the prominent officials of the
treasury department including the
collectors of customs at New York and
several of the leading ports of the coun
try Sufficient data upon which to base a
close estimate of the amount of duties
involved has not been recieved but it is
stated roughly that It probably will be
between 100000 and 200000 The in
ternal revenue department will save
even a greater amount by the new rul
ing geater customs branch of the
service During the five days from
Tuesday July 20 to and including Satur
day July 24 the internal revenue stamp
agencies sold approximately 5131800
in beer stamps alone and of this amount
it is estimated that no more than one
third or 1727266 reached their destination
into etfct The
tion before the act went efct
saving to the government on these sales
of beer stamps alone is expected to
aggregate not less than 133000 Com
missioner Forman today telegraphed
settle on the basis
all stamp agents to sette
of the increased rate of 7A cents per
barrel and it is expected that these in
structions will apply to all cases where
the stamps were not actually affixed to
the packages before the new rate became
as to the
operative No figures
came fgures
amount cae of cigarette stamps disposed of
have yet been received but it is be
lieved that the sales have been ab
normally large as the rate of tax on
nonaly speaklnk generally was Increased
cigarettes generlY
creased 100 per cent or from 50 cents I
per 1000 to 1 The inducements to
tobacco manufacturers to lay in a large
supply were even greater than in the
suply I
case of the brewers
yvn Erroneous Idea
Washington July 2GThe statement
from San Francisco that by an error
currants figure in the tariff bill in two
separate paragraphs and at two separ
ate rates is erroneous and arises from
the fact that the Californians evidently
were ignorant i of the fact that the con
ference committee fixed the discrepancy
by striking currants from the first par
agraph imnosln a rate of duty per
bushel and allowed the pound rate
paragraph to stand
Dingleys 1ecision Causes Importers
to Growl
New York July 6When Collector
of Customs Bidwell made formal an
nouncement today that duties at Ding
ley law rates would be collected on
goods entered on Saturday many pro
tests were at once filed by importers of
goods entering on that day
These goods arrived by the Norman
nia from Hamburg on the Paris from
Southampton and the Umbria from
Liverpool The duties under the new
tarIf on the goods on these three ves
sels amounted to about 900000 Under
the Wilson tariff the duties would have
amounted to about 600000 Accord
ingly the loss to importers appeared to
be about 300000
La Touralne from Havre with many
pictures and other works of art arrived
on Saturday but the captain reached
the custom house too late to mae
entry for his vassel
The protest will be first passed upon
by the board of general appraisers and
then appeals may be taken by either
the importers or the government to
the United States circuit court then to
the United States court of appeals
and preme finally court to the United States su
Lost His Life Trying to Save His
Special to The Herald
Helena Mont July 26August and
John Egelar aged 21 and 19 years re
spectively were drowned yesterday
afternoon In Shields river near Liv
ingston August was caught in a
whIrlpool and his brothr made a he
roic attempt to save him when both
were drawn under The bodies were
recovered last evening
Kootenai Smelter Leased
Special to The Herald
Helena Mont July 26Braden
Bros of Helena today secured a lease
and bond on the reduction works of the
Kootenai Mining and Smelting com
pany at Pilot Bay Lake Kootenai
and will start the furnaces going at
once The deal includes property worth
more than 1000000 The smelter and
mines have been closed for a year r
Crisis I the Strike Today
Flaws I the Tariff Bill
Transportation to the Klondyke
Utah at the Capital
Sherman On the Situation
The Jameson Raid
A Glucose Trust
Chloride Point Mill
Salt Creek Canyon
Markets of the World
Supreme Court Decision I Hm
ton vs Dooly
Senator Rawlins Returns
Faulks Resists Extradition
In Railway Circles
Officeseekers Out I Force I
General Sporting News
Robbery at Coalville
The Late J B Meredith
Jubilee Aftermath
Devine Likely to be Suspended
City Councils Committees 1
Wyoming Outlaws Propose to Rescue
Taylor and Burn All Cattle Out
fits On the Ranges
Special to The Herald
Cheyenne Wyo July 26A promi
nent stockman who is here from Cas
per received a telegram today stating
that a large band of cattle rustlers j
are gathering at the K C ranch at
which place Champion and Ray were
killed during the rustler war of 1S92
for the purpose of burning and de
stroying all cattle outfits on the ranges i
and to make an attempt to rescue Bob
Taylor the rustler captured by Devine I
and his band of cowboys last Thurs
day during a battle with the rustlers
and who is now in jail at Casper
Excitement runs high at Casper and
preparations are being made to give
the rustlers a warm reception if they
attempt to rescue Taylor Reliable I I
information has been received that the I
rustlers are riding toward Casper and
I is thought they are just foolish I
enough to undertake to recover Taylor
by a dash into the town under cover I
of darkness
Al Smith the rustler who was
wounded in Thursdays battle went
to Buffalo and had his wound jessed
The body of Bob Smith who was killed
by Devine was taken to Buffalo for
burial I
More trouble is expected ard rumors
of depredations are looked I any I
moment either on the p J or at
Casper I
Suicide at Missoula
Special to The Herald
Helena Mont July 26G J Boy
den a telegraph operator shot himself
through the head today while in the
county jail at Missoula He had been
ill and was desperate z z z
Wyoming Land Appraiser
Special to The Herald
Cheyenne Wyo July 26John K
Jeffrey was today appointed state land
appraiser vice N J OBrien resigned
1 =
Provident Stock to be Sold I
New York July 26The 1023 shares of I
stock of the Provident Savings Life asso
ciation which the Continental Trust company
pany holds as collateral for a promissory t
note of S OOCCO made by the late Frank j
R Hadley of New Bedford Mass will be
sold at auction1 Wednesday the Provi
dent having failed It is said to take up
the note when I fell due last week
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Pacific Cable Scheme Abandoned
London July 26The Standard pub I
lishes a long account of the principal
conference between Mr Chamberlain
the colonial secretary and the colonial
premiers which confirms the dispatches I
already sent out by the Associated
Press and in addition announces the
abandonment scheme of the Pacific cable I
Philadelphia vs Kent
London July 26The Gentlemen of
Philadelphia began a cricket match
with a eleven representing Kent at
Maids tone today but after the home
team had scored 314 runs for five
wickets down in their five innings play
had to be stopped on account of rain
1 I
I Climbed for Amusement
New York July 26 William Kar
stens 28 years of age a teamster was
electrocuted on a telephone cole in
front of Kafholds hotel in Commerce
street Newark tonight Whileclimb
ing the pole for amusement he touched
a live electric light wire a flame shoot
ing forth and the man dropped from
the pole dead
J i
Reeds Committee Wants No
More Undesirable Slates
An Increased Pension For Charles
Edson of Ogden
Senator Cannons Bill Favorably Re
ported Allotments of Funds for
Clerk Hire I Utah and Idaho
Postoffices Patents Ordered For
Railroad Lands i Wyoming
Special to The Herald
Washington July 26The last night
of the session of the senate committee
tee on pensions favorably reported the
Cannon bill to increase the pension of
Charles Edson of Ogden from 1 to 50
per month Edson served as a private
under the name of George Hancock
in the famous Fighting Fifth New
Hampshire volunteers He is now par
alyzed in his hips and legs
Senator Shoup started for home to
night He will stop for a few days In
Chicago en route
Delegate Marcus Aurelius Smith of
Arizona will be the one man from the
mountain country who will remain at
his congressional post during the re
cess He says he has no fault what
ever to find with Washington as a
summer resort and as he has a great
many matters of interest to his terri
tory to look after he will stay right
here Mr Smith Is as pleased over his
committee assignments as a boy with
new top boots He goes on public
lands territories and military affairs
all of great importance to nis territory
Mr Smith has no hope of securing
admission however Why he says
Reed has loaded the committee down
with men from Pennsylvania and New
England who want no more undesir
able states from the west in the Union
Of course Arizona will stay out
First Assistant Postmaster General
Heath has apportioned the appropria
tion for clerk hire in first and second
I class postoffices throughout the coun
I try Of the large offices in Utah Salt
Lake City gets an allowance of 15600
and Ogden 4200 Boise Ida is given
2400 and Reno Nev 14QO The
smaller dffices are allowed the same J
amounts as last
I a year
The secretary of the Interior has or <
dered patented to the Union Pacific
Railroad company n list of lands em
bracing 1230 acres in the Cheyenne
land district Wyoming 1
Braden Bros of Helena Buy Koo
tenai Property
Denver Colo July 33 A special to the
Republican from Helena Mont says A
big mining deal was consummated today
by which Braden Bros of Helena have
come into possession of the reduction
works at Pilot Bay on KootenaI Lake
B C owned by the Kootenai MInirV
SmeLting company The works have been
Smetng cmpn3
idle about a year but will be ooerated
at once The plant includes a tiftyton
concentrator which will also be operated
The company owning the property spent
about SlOCOCOO In reduction works and va
rious improvements but was unable to
make a success of the venture The deal
includes the Blue Bell one of the largest
lead mines in the world which will be
worked by Braden Bros That line and
the properties of the same firm In the
Stocan country and other points in Brit
ish Columbia will furnish the reduction
works with its chief supply of ores al 1
though tome custom work will be done
hr ki eb
The resumption T work in the smelter
will have the effect of opening up a num
ber of mines in that section
Houses Unroofed and a Grain Ele
vator Destroyed 4
Omaha July 26Specials from Interior
points give accounts of terrific hailstorms
in various sections of Nebraska tonight
At Franklin the wind blew a hurricane
Several houses were unroofed and a
grain elvator was destroyed At Kear
city ney much minor damage was done in the
Hint of a Tornado
Kearney Neb July 26A damaging
hailstorm accompanied by heavy wind
visited this place early this evening 1
Hailstones of prodigious size fell break 1
ing mos of the west side windows of the
town lihere was a cappercolored funnel J
shaped cloud and other conditions favor
able to a tornado but it passed over
London Finances J
London July 26The Times in its
financial article this morning says There 1
has been heavy selling in the American
market on account of the failure of the
United States senate to act upon Presi
dent McKinkis request to appoint a cur
rency commission but in best informed t
circles the failure of the senate is inter
preted favorably because It Is believed
that Mr McKinley might have been in
duced to appoint a commission disposed
terest to make a compromise with the silver in
Nineteen Tramps Sent Up
Omaha July 26N4nen of the twen Ii
tyone tramps arrested at Tekemah were
arraigned before Judge Munger in the
United States court this afternoon They
pleaded guilty to the charge of obstruct
ing the passage of the United States mail
and were lined nominal sums and sent to
Jail for terms varying from tree to fif
teen days Other cases will be disposed
of tomorrow
The Omaha road Is now operating wit
out interference from the hobos
Plow Factory Resumes
Louisville Ky July 26The Avery plow
factory resumed operations today after a I
three years shut down giving work to
j 1000 men One thousand additional work
1 men will be given employment in the near
I future
Will Increase Wages
New York July 26The Algonquin
Woolen Mills company of Passaic N J
has given notice that on and after Aug
1 wages of the mills will be increased 10
to 15 per cent
Banker Benhams Trial
Batavia Ills July 26In the trial of
Banker Howard Benham for wife mur
der the day was consumed bythe argu
ment of counsel I

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