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I The jubilee ao is Over aJ 5 S If Wishes Were Wings
I I And reaction may nit good is man a a be better period thing expected for his full when thins t of Insures share inactivity business If during advertising of to trade a the In is time brisk trade business of Is THE SALT LJE 1 f HER LD There But you In The can why would Herald get wish It be by no for placing need anything of a airships want when ad
Great and Important Gather
ing of Labor Leaders
Compers Made President of the
Big Meeting
2Ianifesto Issued at 1130 Which
Would Indicate That the Men In
tend to Stand PirmSome of the
Hardships Which the Miners Are
Compelled to Endure When Work
Is to Be Had The State of Star
vation In Which They Are Now
In and Which Must Forever
Be Put a Stop To
Wheeling W Va July 27Whatis
declared to be the most important and
largest gathering of the heads of labor
organizations of America ever held is
now in session in this city
It is the conference of labor leaders
called last week by President M D
Patchford of the United Mine Work
ers and approved by President Gom
pers of the American Federation of
Labor of which the miners organiza
tion is a part The purpose of the con
ference is to aid in a speedy and suc
cessful termination of the great coal
strike Sessions of the conference were
held during the day and tonight butt
S until the night session was held little
p had been accomplished
The following labor leaders are pus
cnti fK
Samuel Gompers of New York presi
dent of the American Federation of La
bor Frank Morrison of Chicago secre
tary of the Federation M D Ratch
ford of Columbus president of the
United Mine Workers of America W
C Pears of Columbus secretary of the
miners organization P H Morrissey
of Peoria Ills grand master of the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen W
D Mahon of Detroit presdent of the
Street Railway Union James R Sover
eign president of the Knights of La
bor James H Sullivan of Baltimore
president of the International Associa
tion of Decorators and Painters J B
London of Bloomington Ills president
of the Custom Tailors union J F
MuJiollarid of Toledo 0 president of
the Ticernational Union of Bicycle
Workers Jesse Johnson of Nashville
Term president of the International
Printing PI ssmens union Theodore
Perry of Nashville president of the In
ternational Typographical union Rob
ert Askew of Ishpeming Mich secre
tary of the Northern Mineral Mine
Workers William McKinney of Lafay
ette Ind president of the Painters
union J W Rea of Chicago president
of the Painters and Decorators union
G W Perkins of Chicago president of
the International Tobacco Workers I
union Patrick Dolan of Pitts burg I
president of the Pittsburg district min
ers M M Garland of Plttsburg presi
dent of the Amalgamated Association
of Steel Iron and Tin Workers C H
Wilkins of Chicago assistant grand
chief of the Order of Railway Con
ductors F P Sargent of Peoria Ills
grand master of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Firemen Val Fitzpatrick
of Columbus third vice president of the I
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen T
L Lewis of Bridgeport 0 secretary of
the Ohio miner organization E V
De < bs of Chicago former head of the
American Railway union J Kunzel of
Pittsburg secretary of the American
Flint Glass Workers union W H
Riley of Wheeling secretary of the Na
tional Stogie Workers league M P
Carrick of Pittsburg Pa secretary of
the Painters organization P J Cona
ghan of Pittsburg treasurer of the Na
tional Plumbers and Gas Fitters union
The first session of he eonterence was I
held at 1 oclock on the arrival of
Messrs Ratchford and Pears from Co
lumbus On motion of Mr Sovereign
Samuel Gompers was chosen to preside i
and Secretary Morrison also of the
Federation was made secretary I
Chairman Gompers then called upon
the miners representatives to detail
the situation They were also asked I
to suggest in what manner the other
labor organizations could give their I
President Ratohford of the miners
union addressed the conference at
some length stating fully the causes
that had led to the suspension of vork j
in the bituminous regions and present
ed the conditions of the miners who i
are taking part In the strike He did I
not propose anything in the way of
recommendations as to what the or
ganized labor of the country should do
In aid of the strike preferring that im
portant subject be left to the consid
eration of the conference An appeal I
for aid was made in a general way j 1
W C Pears Patrick Dolan and T
Lewis also addressed the conference I
speaking in the same strain I
Upon reassembling at230 the con I
ference again took up the strike ques I I i
S tion Messrs Mahon Rea and Debs I
who have been at work in the Fair
mont district Mr Askew who is fresh i
from the Norfolk Western territory I
and Mr Sovereign addressed the meet
ing the latter speaking at some length I
The conference was held behind closed
doors At its close it was given out I
that a committee of five had been ap I
pointed to devise a plan for aiding the I II
miners which would be reported at the
night session I
Telegrams pledging financial aid for
the miners were received from nearly
all the heads of organizations that had I
been unable to attend on account of
the short notice
Mr Morrison says that the chief aim
of the conference will be to effect a
suspension of work in West Virginia
and at the De Armitt mines The con f
ference has not come to the point to
ask the conductors engineers and
brakemen to refuse to haul West Vir
ginia coal The conference reconvenes
The night session of the conference was
still in session at midnight The report
of the specp committee to devise ways
and means to aid the miners made Its re
port The report is an appeal to the coun
try to assist the miners
At midnight nothing additional could
be learned of tha further business that
eras transacted at the conference and It
vas thought that the conference would
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I Operators Merely Desire True
Resolutions Favor a Speedy Ad
Willing That the Strike Troubles
Should Be Arbitrated Between Op
erators and Miners But This Fail
ing Owners Are Willing to Agree
to a Commission of Men In Whom
the Country at Large as Well as
Those Interested Shall Have Con
Pittsburg Pa Jury 27The long
lookedfor conference of the Plttsburg
coal operators which the joint arbitration
commission fully expects to adopt a plan
which will settle the bis miners strike
was called for 11 oclock this morning in
the courthouse The meeting was an
open one
As yet the true uniformity plan
which Is being urged by the arbitration
commission Is the only one presented for
action by the conference
While the operators generally are apa
thetic and have little faith in the success
ful consummation of the commissions
Wish they are anxious to discuss and
adopt some plan which will put the min
ers to work True uniformity calls for
cash payments for every 2000 pounds oi
coal mined every two weeks abolishment
of compan stores and multiform screen
The operators In the thin vein coal say
the 14 cents difference in favor of the
thick vein coal Is too much and some go
as far as to sao it should be cut one
half This cut if attempted will be
fought bv the thick vein operators and
may be the first rock on whch the con
ference will split as all the other Mats
mentioned have been granted in former
There are 106 railroad mines in thp
Pittsburg district and these are operated
by S3 firms Thrteen of these are said
to mine and control almost 90 per cent
of the coal mined in the district
W P Murray called the meeting to or
der at 1130 a m bv nominating Alex
Dempster for chairman Mr Dempster
was chosen to preside
General John Little was chosen vice
president He made a short address
saying the board was here as citizens ana I
had no personal interest in the coal busi
ness They hoped by conciliation and I
mediation to bring about a settlement
between the contending factions State
lines had nothing to do with the ques
tion The operators had the powerto
settle this controversy As Plttsburg
goes so will go the other states
After electing Marshall H Reno secre
tary a committee was appointed to take
up te proposed uniformity agreement
revise it to suit the changed conditions
since Its first formulation and report to
the conference at 3 oclock
At 4 oclock the committee asked for
another hour and the meeting took a re
cess until 5 oclock when the committee
reported the old uniformity agreement
and the new clauses and preamble pre
pared by the visiting arbitrators
Tine report was read and Captain Steyt I
tler moved that it be received and the
committee discharged I
Colonel Rend demanded recognition for
the hearing of a minority report He pre
faced the report with a few remarks on
what he terms the contention of the
meeting Coxmel Rend said he had been
misled by General Little as to the pur
pose of the meeting He understood that
it had been called with a view of hasten
ing a settlement of the strike and was
assured of that at a conference with the
general on Monday night When he got
to the meeting he learned that the strike
was not to be taken into consideration
or discussed In conection with uniformity
The resolutions follow
Resolved That we favor the speedy I
adjustment of this strike and all ques
tions and controversies connected there
with by conciliation employed in a joint I
conference of miners and their employers
and falling by an adjudication a trbunal I
of arbitrators composed of three United
States judges or three other gentlemen
of national repute and In whom the en
tire country can repose confidence
Resolved That we favor the principle
and practice of uniformity in its true and
honest sense but we are unalterably l op
posed to It In the false and perverteu
sense in winch It is to be used to cloak
sham schemes and transparent frauds
Resolved That we favor true and hon
est weights and measures cash payments
and all other just and equitable methods
in the prosecution of the coal business
Resolved That we denounce as a foul
falsehood and a glaring outrage the
charges and insinuations so often pub
licly made that general dishonesty has
been practiced in weights and measures
in the mining industry of western Penn
Resolved That the effort to fasten on
the public mind these slanderous and
atrocious charges a moral crime and
that we denounce the guilty author of
th n accusation as a moral criminal vio I
lating ods holy commandment Thou
shak neighbor not bear false witness against thy I I
Resolved That we are willing and
ready to advance the wages of the miners
but find ourselves unable to da this to the
fui extent deman3ed by them 25 per
cent above the prices that were paid I
prior to the strike and now being paid by
one of the largest coal companies in
western Pennsylvania and which com j
pany presents the chief abuacde to the 1 i
settlement of the present conflict
After the resolutions had been read the
chairman asked to have some portions
eliminated but the coonel refused em j
phatically to allow a single word to be
dropped and after a fiort contention I
withdrew from the conference
The meeting then adjourned until 10
oclock tomorrow morning Tonight Gen I I I
eral LittJe and others called on Colonel
Rend at his hotel and asked that he re I I
consider hs acton and enter the confer I
ence again to insure success of the meeting I
inpr He replied that he would cordially
indorse and cooperate in any plan the r i
conference agreed upon if 50 per cent of I
the district operators would give their I
consent to the same He believes It Im
possble to secure 37 per cent for uniforn
ity as Mr De Armitt demands and Js
wllinpr to do as 50 per cent of the oper I
ators wish
Tonight General Little and Judge
Owens are in secret conference fit the
Duquesne club with Secretary William
Warner and Organizer Cameron Miller I
Nothing definite can be learned as to the
g ted foa b
subject under discussion but it is be
lieved that It has reference to having
the mners represented at the confer
ence tomorrow as there seems to be con I
siderable dissatisfaction with Mr De Ar
mitts announcement today that the con
ference has no connection with the strike
and is merely for the purpose of estab
lishing uniformity Many of the oper
ators think with Colonel Rend that the
meeting should devise some means to set
tle the trike as well as to provide for
uniformity Reports to the miners of
ficials from throughout the district show
that everything is quiet All plans are
being held in abeyancepending the action
of the conference
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New York Journal
Orders Sent to Wyoming and
I Montana
Captain Ray Takes Sxty Men
From Fort Russell
Captain Abircrombie Will Proceed
With a Detail From Montana
Both Officers Well Fitted For the I
Expedition mlize the Hazard
ous Nature of the Journey Other
Important Army Orders
Specials to The Herald
Cheyenne Wyo July 27 Captain P
Henry Ray Eighth United States in
fantry stationed at Fort Russell near
here received instructions from Secre
tary Alger this evening to proceed at I I
once with one company of infantry to j I
Circle City in the Klondyke gold fields I I
and there erect and maintain a mill I
tary post for the protection of Amen
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Captain Ray will select the men who I
will accompany him with care and only
old soldiers who have several enlist
ments for he says he wants no deser
I tions He will leave here on Aug 1
I with 62 enlisted men two surgeons and
I two lieutenants fully equipped to mett
the many hardships of the trip and
v 11 I snl from Seattle Aug 5
Captain Ray is well fitted for the im
pfmu aim hazardous duty he is called
1 upon to perform and his military career
He enlisted
rear is an interesting one
and served as a volunteer during the
civil war and was discharged as cap
tain of an artillery company He was
sElected as lieutenant of the TMrtysec
I ond iniantry and when the army was
reorganized he was transferred to the 1
Eighth infantry Captain Ray served
during the Sioux campaign of 187374 I
under General Stanley He went to I
Aiasrfa in the spring of 1881 in com
mand of the Point Barrow expedition
exploring the wilds of that country
He turned after having spent two
years under the Arctic circle In 1885
he went to Vienna as a member of the I
International Polar convention He in II
formed The Herald correspondent to
night that it is folly for people to rush i
into the Klondyke country now He
knows the place well and says many i
of those now going in unless they have I
provided themselves with a years pro
visions will starve and freeze to death II
tie warns all people who are desirous
to go to the gold fields to wait until I j I
next soring
Helena Mont July 28 Captain W
B Ablrcr mbie of the Second regiment
U S A at Fort Harrison who volun
teered to establish a military post on
the Yukon received instructions from
the department at Washington today
to be ready with a company to sail I
from Seattle on Aug 4 < I
Captain Abircromble replied that he I
could nQt properly equip a company
in that time but is nevertheless going
ahead with preparations for the long
journey north He has authority td
pick 60 men from the troops located iill
this department and two lieutenants
It is the intention of the government i
to estabjish the post dt Circle City I
the troops to have police powers in all
the Yukon cor ntry on the American
side Captain Abircrombie surveyed
that region ten years ago succeeding
Lieutenant Schwatka the Arctic ex
plorer in ithe government work He
believes the overland trip from Dyea
will be the only practicable one for
his troops as it is not probable steam I
er transportation up the Yukon can be
secured I
Denver July 27Paymaster Major
E W Halford will pay the troops at
Fort Douglas Utah Apache and
Whipple Barracks Ariz on July 31
Private Albert Edwards company D
Twentyfourth infantry having been
tried by a general court martial con
vened at Fort Douglas Utah and
found guilty of copduct prejudicial to
good order and military discipline in I
violation of the sixtysecond article of
war was sentenced to be confined at
hard labor under charge of the post I
guard for one month and to forfeit 10 I
of his pay The sentence is approved
and Utah will be executed at Fort Douglas I
Legal Complications Discussed By
the Cabinet
Washington July 27Legal compli
cations which have presented them
selves may yet intervene to prevent the
detail of a company of United States
troops to Alaska to assist in maintain
ing the post in the Klondyke region
The complications presented themselves
as soon as the subject was first
broached and have been the source of
some annoyance to the officials who
feel that a law presented to the body of
men there is essential to the well being
of the people who are flocking to the
gold country No doubt appears to be
entertained of the power of the presi
dent to send a body of soldiers but the
question is raised as to what authority
they will have after being located Can
they be ordered out to quell disturb
ances without an order from the presi
dent Can the judge of a court or a
marshal be clothed with authority to
dispatch the soldiers to the scene of
trouble Even if this power rested
with the governor of Alaska he is lo
cated at Sitka a great distance from
the gold region and by the time his
authority could be obtained the harm
would be done
This question was discussed between
the president and Secretary Alger at
the White House tonight but no de
cision was reached Secretary Alger
thinks the matter wilPbe settled be
fore the presidents departure from the
city tomorrow
Washington July 27The principal
topic of discussion at todays cabinet
meeting was the legal aspect of the pro
posed establishment of a military post in
Alaska cold fields In some Quarters
there Is doubt as to the power of the ex
ecutive to establish a post without spe
cific authorization tty congress but the
weight of opinion appeared to favor the
exercise of such a right by the executive
as an emergency measure Secretary
ger already has made the necessary
preparations for carrying out at once the
plans to establish the new post
The commander of the troops will be
Captain P H Ray a man well known
for his soldierly ability and having a
fine reputation as a leader of expedi
tions having established the United
StatA relief station at Point Barrow the
farthest north In Alaska He wintered
at this exposed and frigidv place and is
well acquainted with the wants of the
projected expedition Captain Ray at
present Is at Fort Russell in Wyo
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joined in the expedition By Captain
Abercrombie who volunteered yesterday
ty telegraph for such service The latter
said he had GO picked men for the service
and the department may avail itself of
these to make up the quota of 50 men
which will constitute the garrison of the
new post The post Itself will be estab
lished near CirClty
Thi North American Transportation
and Trading company has offered to
transport the ttoops to Alaska and to
land them at their destination for 150 per
man and SSO per ton for freight The
steamer will sail from Seattle on Aug 5
the latest I date that will ensure the safe
arrival of the party at Circle City before
tho winter season begins The steame
will proceed to St Michaels and there
will tranship to a river steamer Orders
have been sent to San Francisco to pro
vide everything necessary in the way of
ample supplies and food and heavy win
ter clothing and an order has been tele
graphed to Philadelphia to send along a
number of tents of a new description con
structed to keep out the cold Arctic
Is Formally Held
San Francisco July 27When the
case against O M Welburn the de
posed collector of internal revenue
was called for further examination to
day his counsel waived further time
and the commissioner thereupon form
ally held the defendant to answer to
the charges of embezzlement under
bonds in the sum of 10000 each
Half a Million Blaze
New York July 27Fire at Yonkers
N Y this afternoon destroyed two
largo l factories buildings occupied by
W A Reed Co hat manufacturers
Rowl Bros mat manufacturers
Pass Bros silk manufacturer and the
Yonkers Silk company
The loss will probably reach 500000
and 800 people are thrown out of work
I Vice Presidents Outing
New York July 24Vlce President
I Garrett A Hobart is at his home in
Paterson He will leave with Mrs Ho
I bart on Friday for Newport where he
I will be the guest of Lisnenard Stewart
I for a week From there he will go to
lake Champlain to join the presidential
I party
Bustlers Say They Were Peaceful
Banchmen Engaged In Bounding
Up Their Cattle Bob Smiths
Special to The Herald
Cheyenne Wyo July 27 Another
report of last Thursdays battle be
tween rustlers and cowboys near the
HoleintheWall country has been re
I ceived here Some of Bob Smiths
friends took his body to Buffalo for
I burial and there told the story which
is about as follows
Al Smith Bob Smith and Bob
Taylor all ranchmen were rounding
UP their cattle near the Hoeinthe
Wall preparatory to selling them and
leaving the country and while thus en
gaged they came upen Bob Devine and
an armed band of cowboys Bob
Devine pulled a shooter as soon as
he passed the Smith brothers and
Taylor and vounded Bob Smith at the
Utah Bothers the President
Troops Going to Alaska
No Cessation to Gold Excitement
London Chronical On Andrews
Negro Soldier Killed
General Sporting News
Attempted Jail Break
A Big Body of Gold
S Sale of the Ibex
Assessment Case In the Supreme
Editorial PAGE FIVE I
Dr BEillspaugh Returns I
Jubilee Aftermath
Wall Street Loses But Closes
Indian Cattle Stolen
Boston Dinner to Gage
Mormon Church School Convention
English Comments on Japan
Two Boys Drowned
Sugar Plant For Springville
Three Horses Cremated
Louis Cohn Besigns I
Harry Hammond Pardoned
first shot He continued shooting the
other members of his party joining in
Al Smith and Bob Smith returned the
fire but Bob Taylor who was captured
and taken to Casper sat on his horse
and took no part in the battle
When Bob Smith received his death
wound and fell from his horse he 1
begged for a drink but this was denied
him by Devine who compelled Smiths i
companions five in number who had I
gathered during the trouble to leave I
the dyingman and give him no aid
Smiths funeral was attended by a 1
large crowd of friends No attempt
has been made thus far to release I
Taylor at Casper but the authorities
are expecting serious trouble and it is
thought more blood will be spilled be I
fore the Hole nthe Wall gang is
finally exterminated
Slayer Had Been Warned to Keep
Away From the Dead Mans Prem
ises Is About to Give Himself Up
S eeIRI to The Herald
Evanston Wyo July 27 News reached
Evanston today of a shooting fracas
which resulted in the death of George
Richards on the Tastar ranch on Big
Piney In the eastern part of this county I
last Saturday Henry Edmondson the
slayer of Richards is on his way to
Evanston to give himself up Richards
had been paying attention to a 14year
od stepdaughter of Edmondson and was
warned to keep away from the place He
returned repeatedly after being warned I I
and on the fatal day met face to face
with Edmondson in the barnyard He
commenced cursing and abusing the lat I
ter and said I have you now
Edmondson drew his revolver fired
once and Richardson fell from hs horse i
dead Edmondsan Is expected to ar
rive in Evtnston tomorrow
Crockery to Be Advanced
New York July 27Crockery is to be
advanced in selling price because of the
new tariff law This was decided upon
b > a resolution passed today at a meet
Ing of the Importers of earthenware of
New York held at the crockery board of
trade I
New York July 27 Silver was lower today than ever before Until the
arch 3 and 5 1891 after
decline of recent date the lowest prices were those of March
the closing of the Indian mints The opening quotations today were Bar sil
ver 5S ½ Mexican dollars 457 and the closing 5S14 and 45 respectively The
local dealers can assign no other reason than lack of demand There being no
I special orders for silver for any European country for mintage and India not
t being in the market they regard the fall as natural
J The Evening Posts s London financial cablegram today has the following
f The fall in silver is exciting much interest The impulse seems to come from I
Aiinerican selling but the flatness of Chinese exchange exceeds the extent war
ranted by the fall in silver It believed heavy interest payments by China
abroad partly accounts forit I understand that negotiations are proceeding
for a further issue of the Chinese loan of 16000000 butapparantly nothing
definite Is done yet
The total amount of silver shipped to Europe today was 712000 ounces
City of Mexico July 27The drop in silver announced today created much
comment here In financial and business circles The exchange on New York
rose to 118 and even on the street to 110 and London exchange was quot
ed at 22 pence If silver remains down the loss to corporations having gold
interest tomeet abroad will be large and at the present basis gold Interest on r
government loans abroad will require 1000000 more in silver per annum
Many orders for goods abroad have been cancelled merchants desiring to
see how the exchange is going It Is generally believed that the sudden fall
in silver is due to the unloading by large bullion holders coupled with new
gold discoveries and the continued small demand in India for silver The
fluctuation In exchange does more harm than low prices as it makes impos
sible all calculations
The continued low price of silver will revive the talk of adopting the gold
standard which would be ruinous to the manufacturing interests Bankers
while anticipating still lower prices for silver believe there will be a re
action to a price that will permit something lik steadiness exchange and
stability in business operations I
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Administration Bothered By
the Bitter Factional
George Q Cannons Visit Dis
turbed the Situation
McKinley and Hanna Depending on
the Cannon Influence For Repub I
lican Victory In UtahIf Can j
non Thomas and Brown Could
Agree on a Slate Then the Hun
gry Offlceseekers Would Enjoy a
Feast Appointments Hung Up
Special to The Herald
Washington July 81 There will be
a still longer season of weary waiting j
before Utah appointments are made
The general impression here is that
Major McKinley will not follow the ex
ample of Cleveland and that few com
missions will issue during his sojourn
along Lake Champlain
The president is Having more trouble
in Utah and Nevada than any of the
far western states He has disposed of
the patronage of their neighbors in a
lump to the Republican senators Wol
cott Shoup and Carter with the result
that there has not been the slightest
friction and that nearly all the places
are disposed of in those states
It is claimed that the administration 1 I
through Attorney General McKenna 1
has suggested to Governor Thomas and
through a representative of Mr Han
na to Senator Brown that the two
factions of the party compose their dif
I ferences before any places will be given
lout Senator Brown told several friends
here on the occasion of his last visit
that he thought Lindsay Rogers would
win out for district attorney but that
other places were in great doubt
The recent visit of George Q Cannon
here has disturbed things a great deal
McKinley served in congress with Can
non and although he voted to throw
him out of the house has always been
impressed with the political sagacity of
the exdelegate Hanna and the presi
I dent are both impressed with the idea
that Cannon won the first Republican
victory In 1S95 by disciplining Thatcher
I and Roberts and that If the Republic
ans ever win there again it will be
because of President Cannons influ
The marshalship will undoubtedly be
the first place filled in Utah as the
term of Nat Brigham has expired It
is believed that if Cannon Thomas and
Brown could agree on a Utah slate the
names would come out of the hopper
with a rush j
Wyoming postmastersDouglas Con
I verse county E S Datesman vice J
M IcGehee removed Welcome Crook
county O D Ticknor vice Herbert
Heavieland resigned
Patents issued todayJoachim H
Burfend Salt Lake City treatment of
gold and silver ores
I IdahoCharles W Stickney Ketch
um process of and apparatus for roast
ins ores
An original pension has been granted
Levi Leavitt of Osceola Nev
Private John M Stulb troop F Ninth
cavalry Boise Barracks has been or
dered discharged
Five Outside of the Competitor Crew
A Contradiction
Washington July 27 Consul Gen
eral Lee has informed the state de
partment that in the event of the re
lease of the American Louis Somelian
now confined in jail at Havana there
will remain of American citizens im
prisoned in Cuba in addition to the
five Competitorprisoners only the fol
lowing Mauel Fernandez confined in
Fort Cabanas Rafael Fernandez Diaz
at Sagua la Grande Julio Thomas
Sainz and Frank A Gramont at
All of these prisoners are charged
With reuelllon with arms in hand andre
are held subject to the ordinary mili
tary jurisdiction
The United States consul at Manzan
illo has cabled the secretary of state
a contradiction of the story that Albert
Slusser an American has been cap
tured by Spanish troops and taken to
that place He says that nothing Is
known of Slussers arrest
Becess Appointments
Washington July 27The president
today announced the following recess
T V Powderly commissioner general
of immigration
Robert T Tracewell comptroller of
the treasury
Hugh Rodman lieutenant in the
Alexander T Morrison collector of
internal revenue for the district of New
Jos N Stripling attorney of the
United States for the southern district
of Florida
Mack A Montgomery district attor
ney for the northern district of Mis
Moses P Handy special com
missinoner of the United States for the
Paris exposition
All of these nominations except
Tracewell Stripling Montgomery and
Handy had been previously sent to the
senate Morrison had been confirmed
but by a mistake in making out the
papers his name was stated as Andrew
Instead of Alexander
More Cotton Mills Close
Fall River Mass July 27At a meet
ing of the directors of the Wampagon
cotton mills this morning it was voted
to close down the mills for two weeks
during Ausrust The Stevens mill shut
down Saturday night for a month and the
Richard Borden mills will begin a cur
tailment next week i
These factories i employ a > out 1800 hands
and It Is understood that they are short
of cotton supply

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