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ttfiial -GaS-- tVVr-; .- TTJMEXL. NO. 59. SUjDAY. KANSAS CITY, AUGUST 8, 1897 TWELVE PAGES. SUNDAY. PRICE FIYE CENTS. mafww Jir 3 DO VUE IS GUILTY. co.tric 3& C3 A en itr;u OF THEA- TUB STITC LUNACY WAS CLEARLY PROVEN. niE cornT snows no mercy a.vd fi"es him iikvmlv. Xrosecntor Wntrrs Aim out Secures Ihc Aeqnlttnl of the Defendant, but He la Convlctcel Through Efforts at Mnj. Wnrner, of the Defense. Donohue Is guiltj-. James Donohue, de scended from the noble family founded by O'Donohue. of Italy, -who accompanied St. Patrick on the crusades against the snakes of Ireland, was convicted jesterday In the highest tribunal of Kansas City of the heinous crime of treason. lie 'Mil not be shot The supreme court of Admirers of Kan sas Oft concned at 2 00 o'clock jesterday afternoon, with Maor Jones on the bench to try James Donohue, a ton of Belial, from the countrj of Wajbick. He had lieen in dicted for treason. Judge J. McD Trimble, prosecuting attorney of the court of Ad mirers, was assisted b Colonel I.. II. Wat ers Major William Warner appeared for the defendant. James Donohue had failed to wear the button which designates Wheth er or not a man has any rial right to live In Kansas City. Judge Trimble, in his opening argument, said cverj good citizen was In duty bound to advance the prosperity of Kansas City He referred to the park sjstem, saing he would aume that the damages allowed to owners of condemned property are too large. Trimble. Major Warner, mjself and the court. Major Warner, for the defendant, at once Interposed an objection. These buttons, he said, will be used in evidence. If they were to reach the hands of the court, perhaps they could be produced, but If they were to pass into the possession of the counsel for the prosecution they would be Irrcov crably lost Colonel Waters amended his motion so that the court would receive all the buttons, but Judge Jones overruled the motion. Major Warner demanded a jury trial for tlje prisoner. The court Intimated thit a 4Cm r ; f.! Tfef AT - TO BE INVESTIGATED ADMI.MSTRATIOV TO ItQURE I.NTO OKLAHOMA MATTERS. APPOINTMENTS ARE HELD UP. COLONEL, L. II. WATERS. (Attorney for the Prosecution. Who Almost Secured an Acquittal.) Mm ,1 u '. iff J.-n to .Mb trial liy Jury might bo a good thing for the prisoner, as the court was biased. "If the court was not biased, retorted Major Warner, "I would have no respect for my client, whatever might be my reel ings toward the court." The court then overruled the motion for a trial by jury. aunge irimnie WILL OT I1E 3HDE I -.TIL AFTER THE INVESTIGATION. Inquiry 'Will Cnop Either Co rrnor Unrnr or His Accuser to Full 'With n Dull. Sickening Thud Mr. IUIki to Take a Hnntl. rp.nil the npuninir charces airainst Dnnnhnn fn eifrienee th.it he had been guilty of treason, after which f certain. The conclusion reached can be read Washington. Aug. 7 (Special ) An offi cial at tho department of justice Is au thority for the statement that the United States marshal appointment will not be made for Oklahoma until the administra tion has secured its bearings in relation to matters In tint territory He gae it out cry plainly that in his judgment the ad ministration would look closely into the charges of selling or attempting to sell patronage In the latest Improved fashion. This would either find Governor Birnes guilty or innocent, if the former, plainly he would not be allowed to hae any In llucnco whatcer In territorial appoint ments, and the chances for holding the position of goernor would be cry small, if Innocent, he would continue to hae ab solute control of Oklahoma matters, and he would bo gien the full measure of con Iidence, all the more so because of the slan derous and deadly charges hurled at him. in such an event, of course, his enemies would bo turned down for the remainder of the administration rhtt an investigation will be made Is JAMES DONOHUE. (He Answers the Question of Who's Got the Button.) but that no man of experience could ex- Iiect that anj subsequent jury would be less iberal in dispensing other people's money n such matters. Hence he faored a con tinuation of the present policj of the park board. In the matter of the conentlon hall, which, he said, is of equal Interest with parks to the people of Kansas City, he said no departure mut be made from tho plans already outlined. "There has been in our city a man," said Judge Trimble. "I might call him a hor r.ble example, who has stood In the way of progress. He is charged with the hlgh-ra- crime known to the law. treason against liis country." Judge Trimble then read the Indictment against Donohue: 'The grand jurors for Kansas City, sum moned from the body of said city, em pi reled. charged and sworn, on their oaths piesenf" That on the first day of June, 1KT long liefore and continually from then hitherto an open and public war was and yet Is. prosecuted and carried on between the city of Kansas City and certain sons oi iseuai citizens or tne countrj' of Way back, and that James Donohue. obstructor, a citizen of the said city of Kansas City, owing allegiance and fidelity to the said c!tj well Knowing the premises and not regarding the dutj of his allegiance, and no' having the fear of God in his heart, leing moed and seduced by the instiga tions of the deil. as a false traitor aginst the said Kansas Citj and wholly with drawing the allegiance and fidelity which cverj true and faithful citizen of Kanas CItv should and ought of right to hear toward said city and wickedly intending, with all his strength to aid the society of the sons of Belial, these being enemies to said Kansas City heretofore and (luring said war to-wit. "On the day of July. 1E37, and on di vers other dns. as well, before and after said last mentioned ela). with force of arms, at Karsas CItv aforesaid, maliciously and traitorous' did adhere to said citizens of Wabaek. giing them aid and comfort, and In the prosecution, performance and execution of his treason and traitorous ad hering aforesaid he the ald James Dono hue, the said false traitor, during the said daj to-wlt. on the elaj of Julj. 1897. and on divers others das, as well, before as after said mentioned lnj. maliciously and traitorously did conspire, consult, con sent and agree with divers other false trait or whose names are to this grand jury unknown, to aid and assist the said citizens of W'ajback, and in prosecution of his trea son aforesaid he. the said James Donohue. did refuse to subscribe to the stock of the concntlon hall of Kansas City, and did refuse to wear a certain button evidencing the fart that he had so subscribed to said contention hall fund, contrari to the stat- he turned the cae for the nroscclitinn mei- to Colonel Waters. Colonel Waters was in rare form. He said he had nothing to say. and actually refrained from making a speech. Major Warner called A. E. Stilwcil to the stand. "It will not he necessary to swear Mr. Stilwell," said Judge Jones. "No," replied Major Warner, "he is as liable to tell the truth without it." "Do jou live In Kansas City?" asked Ma jor Warner. "No, sir." answered the witness. "Are sou familiar with Mr. Donohuo's writing?' Mr. Stilwell said that he was. Major Warner handed him a card which con tained a beautiful poem written by Mr. Donohue. It was a shrewd attempt to rattle the witness. "Is that Mr. rinnnhiie'a n. rHInr.'- iclpca the major. "I don't know." hazarded Mr. Stilwell, showing plainly that he had been dazed by the beautiful lines written by Mr. Dono hue. (By request of his friends the poem Is not published.) Mr. Donohue was then placed on the stand and asked to make a statement In his own behalf. "Itaylt please tho court," ho said, when Major Warner Interrupted him to whisper In his ear that he should be careful not to tell too much. Mr. Donohue resented the Interruption or the advice. "I thought I had cmplojed a lawyer to defend me, but I find I was mistaken." he said to tho court. "All of the attor neys in this case seem to be working to ward my conviction," and Mr. Donohue assumed an injured air of tho kind that makes mobs do desperate deeds. He said the state was bound to furnish every poor man placed on trial with an attorney, and If his attorney In this case ever received a cent he would have to collect It from the state. Mr. Donohue then told a talo til poverty caicuiatea to Wang tears to every eje. Major Warner Interrupted him frequently with an admonition to not talk in the way Oklahoma matters are han dled. As soon as this is done, a number of appointments will be made. Should the president pass on the matter with the at torney general, appointments may be ex pected soon It is believd Secretary Bliss will be called Into the matter.as the position of governor of a territory Is under the in terior department. f tJ iliili tvT.i" cs- MAJOR WARNER EMBRACES PENDANT DONOHUE. DE- so much. Finally he was turned over to Colonel Waters ror cross-examination. '.'"Sy ,on hae ou ken In Kansas City? "About five feet seven and a quarter inches." "Where did jou get those numerous but tons jou now wear?" "Stole them." "Di" you not steal lhcm from 3Ix. Stil- Interruptcd Major MAJOR WILLIAM WARNER. (Who Represented the Defendant and Se cured His Conviction.) utes In such rases made ami provided, and against the pewe ami dignity of the citv. "JOHN DOE Pro-.-ctitIng Attomev "A true Mil RICHARD ROE. Foreman " Colonel Waters, associate counsel for the prosecution, sakl "Nothing a prisoner can do after he has commltttil an offense is al low ed to exonerate him from the offense or palliate the crime After having due no tice that he would lie tried for this crime, the defendant has decorated himself with buttons. Indeed, the buttons are so largo and numerous that I was hardly able to dneover that the defendant was behind them I move that the officer of the court lx Instructed to strip the prisoner of theso button! and distribute them between Judge Yes. sir." "Is he steal-well Warner. Colonel Waters aked a number of ques tions, which Major Warner told the de fendant to not answer Klr.allv. Colonel Waters asked. "How old are sou'" "Answer him boldly," said Major War ner "BoldlV." shouted tho nrftnn.. i. f-nlAn..f Waters with vehemence nnrl fni AAt several seconds the court failed to rap for order. Colonel Waters then objected to .?.. I,?s.77r. ,ooklnK at Major Warner while testifying. "Let him look it me. I m just as hand some, said the colonel but the major ob jected on the ground that the witness was subject to heart disease. "In that case." said the court, "he ought not lie allowed to look at the coun sel for either side. He should only look at the court Colonel Waters proceeding with the cro-s-examlnatlon, asked the prisoner If he had ever read a book of poems written bs Mr. George Warder or anyone else. The prisoner said he had not. He was then excused. Colonel Waters made the opening state ment for the prosecution, lie denounced the attempt of Major Warner to laugh the case out of court. He then defined treason, rivaling Patrick Henry In eloquence, as he portrased its hideousness. He said the Lord had done much for Kansas City, and then ellgrcssed from the case to pay a compliment to Judge Trimble. "He Is a man who ought to be governor of this state." said Colonel Waters, pre sumably referring to Judge Trimble In stead of James Donohue, although this was left open for doubt, "and would have been" contlnucei. the colonel, "If the vot ers had not made a mistake, and now they are sorrj they did It." Trom this point on In his argument. Colonel Waters referred to Judge Trimble as "governor" and the references were frequent He appeared to be drawing a comparison between the senior counsel for the prosecution and the prisoner, to the detriment of both Finally he made It a triple comparison and included the court. "If ou keep on" said the judge, "the prisoner will be dis charged " "It jour honor will Indicate the line of argument to follow I shall be glad to be governed bv It," said Colonel Waters, and he paused for a reply, but none was made. Then he said "I want to Mr that If thU man Is acquitted there will not be one cent of fees paid and the Judge of this court will never see a 'red'." Ho looked at the judge and seeing he A Knnsnu Reinstated. Washington Aug. 7 (Special) Albert Fowkes. of Kansas, has been reinstated as lagger in me agricultural department. ELLIOTT BREAKS OUT AGAIN. Gives Vent to Another Vbuslve Tirade Against Colonel John W. FoHtrr. Cleveland, O.. Aug. 7. Professor Henry W. Elliott read to-day the Interview in New York with John W Foster, the com missioner sent by President McKinley to England to confer with Lord SalNburj relative to the Bering sea matter, and re plied hotly to Foster's intimation regard ing the animus which actuated Elliot to write his recent letters He said "So, Mr. John W. Foster has nothirg to say in answer to my direct charge of his tell ing the president an untruth about my self. Well pe-rips. t'vai. ts tlw best thing for him to do. 1 happen to have in mj possession some black and white evidence that he has violated the ninth command ment. He has brought false witnesses against his neighbor and when we call attention to this fact he talks vaguely about ray 'animus' and my 'status ' "Tho American people nave had a glut of this absurd tomfoolerj- over the fur seais, anu me prospects or having it strung out two or three jears longer under the lead of this Incompetent man Is enough to sicken them. I predict that they will not stand the shame and imposi tion." Washington. Aug. 7. General John W. Foster, who has just returned, from Eu rope, called at the state department to-lay with his associate in the seal lisherles ne gotiations, Mr. Hamlin and saw Secre tary Sherman. He made no written rennrt but In conversation with the secretarj- of state he gave a comprehensive idei of the result of his mission General Foster and Mr Hamlin will leave In a daj- or two for Lake Champlaln. where thej- will re port to the president, at the suggestion of Secretarj" Sherman Both declined posi tively to make any public statement of the result of the work thej have In hand. IS IT ANOTHERFRAKER CASE? Heavily Insured Mnn "Who "Wnx Sap. poiied to Re Drnd Snid to lie Alive. Mf nominee, Mich.. Aug 7 Quite a sen sation has developed in life insurance cir cles over a report that Charles I. Martin, who disappeared three jears ago and was supposed to be drowned, is alive. An agpnt of a largo Insurance company in this citj reports the Information that Martin is alive and will be brought to the citj within four or live weeks. He refuses, however, to give anv- Idea of where the missing min Is located. Martin was heavilj Insured. Some o' the companies paid over the amount of t) eir policies after his disappearance, while others refused to do so The general belief is that Martin was drowned while sailing with two fishermen for Sturgeon ba. No trace of the boat or men has since been discovered LOOKS BAD FOR LUETGERT. An Experiment in Chicago Yekterilnr AVhlch Will 1'rolmlily Convict the Snusngeninker. Chicago, Aug. 7. The experiment of dc stroyins a human body by the use of crude pctash was successfully earned out to-da Ihe boely was destroj-ed. with the exception cf a few small splinters of bone, in two hours. Of the fleshy substance onry a small quantity of fluid about tho consistency of molasses remained. The experiment was made under the or ders of the prosecution In the case of Adolph I.uetgert. the rich sausage manu facturer, who Is charged with murdering his wife and disposing of her body In the vats at his factory. Tho thcorj of the p-osecution was that I.uetgert placed the body of his wife In a solution of crude ot ash and cold water, raised the solution to a belling heat, and destroyed nil traces of his alleged crime. A few small bones wert. said to have been found in a vat In the fac tor . The state has wound a complete web of circumstantial evidence about the sau sagemaker. but the fact that a bod could thui be elestrosed had been disnutpii Tn- daj's test settles that point bejonil a eloubt. The cadaver was cut up. plarcd in the solution, the tire was started, ami in a short time the flesh had complete! dis solved. The frame did not melt so quickly, but ut the end of two hours nothing re maineel except a few splinters and a small amount of fluid. The attomev s for the state were entirely satisfied with the test, ami believe the last link In the chain of cir cumstances has been found to convict I.uet gert of his alleged crime. HARRY SILBERBERG'S CAREER. Wan Mixed li In Much Crookedness lu America Prior to Ills Trouble in Gerninnj. Little Rock, Ark., Aug 7. Harry Sil'ier berg, alias John W. Draton. of Llttlo Rock, who, according to state department advices from Washington, Ins Just been released from a Germ in prison through the efforts of the American consul at Frei berg, and escorted under guard out of Ger man, Is not known here. According to a story printed here to-day, Silberberg has had a remarkable career. He Is 2S jears old and was born In Memphis. Tenn In his jouth ha moved to Fort Smith. Ark. Being of a restless disposition he moved from Arkansas on arriving at his majority and went to Mexico. There his exploits stamped him as an adventurer of the liold est tpe. He entered Into a scheme with a telegraph operator to swindle a bank in that countr. and sue reeled in getting ij.VO out of It on a bogus telegram. Ths operator escaped, nut Sllberuerg was ar rested and was about to be sent to prison, when his mother appeared and got him out of the scrape. Silberberg was next leard of at Rochester. N. Y. He Ingratiated him self into the best soclet In that city and married into a wealthy family. He tojk his bride to San Francisco and had not been there long before his proclivities were again In full sway, and. after committing a number of clever forgeries, he disap peared and had not been heard of here until he turned up In a German prison. SOCIETY MAN IN TROUBLE. IS STILL UNSETTLED. KANSAS COL MI'V.ERS DO NOT DE CIDE AS TO A STRIKE. LEFT WITH EXECUTIVE BOARD. STRO'XG EFFORTS TO RE M IDE TO SECLRE A t(l-CET n VTE. Prevailing Opinion Ik Thnt There 1V1II lie No Strike Sltniitlon In I'cnn- jltnnin District More Crit ical Than nt Any Time Ilefeire. nt Swell Yonng St. I.oulsnn In Jail keiulnvlllc- for Attempted Afesnult. Louisville, Ky.. Aug. 7. F. J. I.Iebeke, the oung society man of St. Louis who created such a sensation here last night by attempting, it Is alleged, to assault Miss Anella Baless, of St. Louis, but formerly of this city, while they were riding in a hack, was arrested In his room at the Gait house this morning at nn early hour and was presented in court on a charge of de tairing a woman against her will. Tho care was contlnuetl untK Monday. Llebeke being held under i3 "A- konds, which haj not been given. I.Iebeke H a well known jcung socletj- man of-St. Louis and a son of C. F. Llebeke, of 41SS West Bell place. Thej- are said to be wealth and to move In aristocratic circles. Miss Bjyless is re lated to the best people In Kentuckv anil has been a great b"lle in St. Louis during her family's brief residence there. A num ber of Louisville society swells attempteel to capture Llebeke last night to mete out sun-marj' Justice, but he could not be fourd. Pittsburg. Ka , Aug. 7. Contrary to all expectations, the delegate convention of miners held In this city diet not materially chango the situation. Thcro was a full representation, and, after a little turbu lcncy at tho beginning, the convention set tleel down to harmonious proceedings. George Wallace, chairman of the execu tive board of miners, presided, anil John Manning, of the Scammon mines, acted as secretary. The concessions maele by the operators at jesterdaj's conference were discussed at length and In an earnest manner, and at the conclusion of the convention It was decided to leave tho matter Inythe hands of the executive board to decide at the con ference with the operators to be held in this city on next Satunla. The men are unanimous!- agreed to stand together fir-l. last and all the time, and more will be asked from the operators at Saturdaj's conference. The eiuestion of 60 cents per ton on a mine run basis Is working its way to the front among the miners, now that they have succeeded in obtaining the con cessions of the choice of any brand of pow der and the semi-monthly pay day from the operators. While the meeting was In session, a mes sage was received by Chairman Wallace from tho chairman of the Illinois delcga gatlon. requesting the executive lioard to meet them In this city on next Tuesday to discuss the situation. What will re sult from the meeting with this delegation Is difficult to surmise at the present time. The convention was held behind closed doors and no one outside of the elelegates, be he a miner or not, was admitted. The prevailing opinion among the level headed miners Is that there will le no strike, but nothing but a strike will sat isfy the hot-headed ones. Work in the mines will continue next week, and the result l the conference on next Saturday will ccAalnly settle the whole trouble. lng & Lake Erie road. Practically none is being sent to the lakes on the last two named roads, and the Baltimore & Ohio is handling not more than lun ears a day, a decrease of 1M cars compared with the week previous Clarksburg, W. Vn , Aug. 7. The miners have been out n week and sins of growing discontent are visible. They were earning from fn to 55 a ilav nhen.thev struck and had no grlevanee. Unless some d'cidetl fi.uiii', ui,? iii.iiit in a very it?w uaja il is likely many here will soon return to work. Ilre-nU in the Iviinnnlin nllcj. Charleston. W. Vn.. Aug. 7 A break was made to-day among the Kanawha miners, who have been at v.ork up to this time. In compliance with the ngreement made at the meeting at Hundley jesterdav. about 300 men quit work to-day in the Kanawha Held and It is believed here thnt by the mid dle of next week practically all of the Kan awha miners will be out. NO TARIFF REPRISALS GEHMVM" IS :OT IV POMTIOV TO IV. STITITE THEM. Conl Trains Heavily Guarded. Unlontown. Pa.. Aug. 7. West Virginia coal continues to go through town In large tralnloads over the Baltimore & Ohio. The threat by miners to hold up the trains and the fear of Interference have caused the West Virginia operators to take prr cautionary measures, and the trains are now heavily guarded with armed men. Miners Return to Weirk. Nashville. III.. Aug. 7. The strike In this vicinity will prohabl be short llveel, as the men In the liojd mines and those in the employ of the Randolph Coke and Coal Company received a raise of 10 cents per ton on coal and all have returned to work. St. Paul Mine Worker Strike. St. Paul. Minn., Aug. 7. Between y) and Sfio shoevvorkers struck here to-dav for an Increase of from 40 to 00 per cent in wages. RUSSELL SAGE'S COUP. Hammered Mniilinttnn Stork Ilovvn mill Then IliiiiKht Intll He Hiul n turner on It. New York. Aug. 7. Rusell Sage, who celebrated his Mnel birthday anniversary this week. Is charged with a financial coup. rriends of Mr. Sage say the spry veteran has brought about a corner in Manhattan stock. Manhattan elevated stock some months ago became a popular bear target, along with outspoken declarations from Mr. Sage that, as the Manhattan Company was not earning the dividends it was paIng It should pa less ilividends. and when the spring quarterly ilav eame around.Mr. Sage had his wav, and the dividend rate was tut down. It has been a matter of comment that certain prominent houses are on the short side of the stock. Thee report- gain ed Interest and became sensational when It was announced that representatives of one of these big houses on the short side had called uion Mr. Sage nnd asked him to make them private sale of over 10,000 shares of Manhattan stock with which to make good nil or part of their shortage. Mr. Sago had said to them' "I am not willing to let any of mv stock go. I have bought It becauso I believe In the property. If vou are short of the stock and want to buy, tho only advice I can give vou Is to go into the open mirket and bid for what jou want. Perhaps jou can buy 10 000 up somewhero around par. Perhaps it may cost jou 10 or 3) points more than that." MUST HAVE OUR BREADSTUFFS. FORMVTIOV OF AX ANTI-AMEHItA.N TARIFF I MO. IMPOSSIBLE. DliiKlej Hill Already HhtIhk n DUn troas EtTrct Ipon German Indus trie Worst Floods In Ger many Sliie-e- ISTIt Gen. Miles at Carlxbnd. Continued on Second rase. NEWSPAPER MENSENT TO JAIL 3!anniclnsr Editor anil Iltmlnrnft Man niter of the nn I'rnncise-n Einm- lner Committed for Contempt. San Francisco Aug 7 A M Lawrence and T. T Williams, managing editor and business manager, respectively, of the Ex aminer, were to-dav ordered committed to the count jail h Notar L D Craig for refusing to answer certain questions In con nection witn tne case recenti Instituted against them and W R Hearst bv Claus Spreckels. This is said to be the first In stance In which a notar has exercised his powers In this manner in this state. Among the questions which the newspaper men re fused to answer were one as to the tdentit of the author of the article upon which the Uliel suit In rontroversv Is bnseel. another as to whether or not Williams held a pow er of attorney for W. R Hearst. BANK ROBBERS ARRESTED. Cnptnred nt a Itoudliouse Ivrnr Provi dence. R. I., After nn Ex change of Shots, Providence, R. I., Aug. 7. Three men who on Tuesday night lat attempted to ro" the Falmouth. Mass.. bank are In cus tody here. They are supposed to be the same gang who robbed the Whitesonvllle benk of J10000 in April last. Thej- were surrounded in a roadhouse and resisted ar rest. In an exchange of shots Officer Moen was wounded in the thigh and John F. Garter, one of the robbers, was hit In the shoulder. Another of the crooks, jack Far rell, was crippled, having been shot In tho ankle at the time of the attempted robberj at Falmouth. The name of the third man arrested Is Charles Monahan. RRIEF BITS OF JEMS, W A Chapman, a pioneer, of Barton countj-. died suddenly at Great Bend. Kas Fridaj'. Thomas II. Ljnch. of Wichita, has just come into iKjssession of an estate In Ireland said to be worth $100 000 At East Macon. Mo jesterday morning, William Tate, a Bevler. Mo, horse dealer, was run over and killed. There were fourteen applications for each of the five positions In the public schools at Highland, Doniphan county. Kas. Barton countv. Kas.. farmers have almost decided to quit raising alfalfa because it affrrds such hne foraging ground for grass hoppers Sheffield Ingalls, the joungest son of ex Senator Ingalls was admitted to the bar at Atehlson. Kas.. jesterdaj-. He will prac tice In Atchison. A crusade has been instituted In New York against the practice of cheap lawyers who follow up the victims of accidents ard persuade them to start suits for dam ages. These lawjers are known as "ambulance-chasers " Arthus S. Melcher. of Auburn. Me . has sued Mrs. y. K. Hadley. nee Dlngley. a nleen of Congressman Dingley. for JS.rvy) for breach of promise. Melcher, who Is t jears old, claims he was Miss Dlnglej-'s accepted suitor. Mrs. Hadley sajs It is a case of blackmail. Frank Wagoner, of the Salvation Army, has written a letter to the treasurer of the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, enclos ing a check for $16, which he says Is to pay for an estimated distance of 1 600 mlleg, which Wagoner sas he has ridden In lox cars without pa lng fare. He sas he thinks a cent a mile about the proper rate for box car transportation. PACKER WANTS A PARDON. Colorado Cunnlhnl-Murilrrer Again Applies for Exeeutive Clemency n He Is Innocent. Denver, Col., Aug. 7. Alfred Packer, con victed of killing five companions who were lost In the mountains with him in 1S73, and eating their flesh, and sentenced to the penitentiary for forty ears. has applied again for a pardon. He clilms that four of his companions were killed by the fifth, who had become crazv. and that he shot the madman dead as the latter was rush ing at him with a ha'cl.et. Par m Hand Kills Himself. Golden Clt Mo . Aug. 7 (Special ) John DonoNon. a jouns German who has been emplosed on the farm of Clavton Rook, near Dadeville. committed sjicide by shoot ing himself in the head jesterdaj There is a mjstcrv surrounding his life, and it Is this that probablj influenced the act. A Hcnv weight Mnriler. Mount Sterlintr. Kv . Aug. 7. Isaac Senff shot and Instantly killed Thomas Kendall hero to-elay The were partners In busi ness, and each weighed about J00 pounds. Kendall was an oil well driller, and came here from Cloverport. Ky. Jealousy is sup posed to have been the cause. Murder nt Mniln. I. T. VInita. I T Aug 7 (Special) John Davis son of Senator William Divl shot and killed Buck Pee colored at lloclo-k to-da. In this place An old feud was the cause. Davis Is now a fugitive. Mnrdercil l Rurulnrs. North Adams, Mas . Aug. 7. Henrj J. Reed a mone lender, and his sister. Blanche Reed, were found dead in their home here to-day. They had apparent!' been murdercel by burglars. Mexico, Mo., I'nIIurr. Mexico Mo. Aug 7 (Special.) M. Blum & Co . the largest dry goods merchants in Mexico, made an assignment this after noon, naming J. C. W'ilklns as assignee. The firm names the Mexico Southern bank and other local parties as preferred cred itors for sums aggregating Jl.nno Harga dine & McKlttriek of St. Louis, are se cured for J2.0no To other creelitors about J7.000 Is due. The assets are about J10.000. Marquis Ho Sails for America. Liverpool. Aug. 7. The Marquis Ito. the ex-president of the Japanese council of ministers, and Lord Kelvin, the inventor, who is to attend the annual session of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, at Toronto, are among the pas sengers who sailed from here to-day for New York on board the Cunard line steamer, Campania iiFurri if Students Arre-steel. Constantinople. Aug. 7.-The police have arrested seventy-five students of the mil itary school and thlrt-six students of the medical school. The prisoners will be de ported to Anatolia. They are suspected with siding with the joung Turks partj". St. Joseph Capitalist Falls Dead. St Joseph. Mo.. Aug. 7. (Special ) John Donovan. Sr.. for jears a well known capi talist here, and father of the cx-banker. John Donovan, dropped dead at Fifth and Anloine streets at U o'clock to-night. MEN STILL COMING OUT. Slowly lint Surelj the Conl Mines of I'ennsjlvnnln Arc Reins Closed. Pittsburg, Pa.. Aug. 7. The strikers are continuing orderly, and are gaining acces sions to their ranks constantly. The 1H men emplOel at the Horner & Roberts roal mine at Elizabeth refused to go to work this morning; about seventj'-flve min ers at tho Equitable .nines''! he jvme locality also struck. Both mines were pa Ing the district rate. The Bunola men who were persuaded to come out last evening all remained away from the pit to-daj-, and no coal was mined. The company leased the ground where the strikers located jesterdaj- and ousted them but another field h3s been secured by the strikers which the owner refused to lease to the compan and a permanent camp will be established. It Is reported that an effort will be made to start the mine Monday morning. The strikers are preparing for the struggle and by 2 o'clock Monday morning 100 men will likely be In camp here. This closes dewn all the mines of the first, second and third pools. Twelve recruits from the Plum Creek mine joined the strikers to- da and a number consented to remain at home. When It was found that but few men were going to work at Plum Creek this morning, deputy sheriff were dis patched to the houses of the men and they were drummed out and escorted to the mines. The company claims that this mine was working full to-day and that the usual amount of coal was loaded. This was pay day at the Sandy Creek mine and the diggers were all paid off. On Monday thoe working the Pium Creek mine will receive their wages and on Mon dav evening another big meeting will lie held at Plum Creek. It Is said that the miners there will Join the strikers after Monday. No trouble is expected at Plum Creek to-night, notwithstanding the prox imltj of the miners' camp to the negro quarters nt Unltj The miners and rail road laborers are not expected to affiliate with each other. Slmultaneouslj with the move on West moreland county mines next week, a dem onstration will lie made against the Wash ington Run mines In Faette CIt It was near the Washington Run tipple that four striking miners were killed and ten others hurt by deputies two jears ago More than 400 miners are organized In Favette city and are readv to march. A committee from Factte Citj- will meet Dolan to-night and If he consents the march will lie made Honda. A site has been selected one and a half miles from the Stickle Hollar tipple. Being at that distance from the mine, the miners hope to escape Injunctions The output of the DeArmlt was still further reduced by no coal being taken from the Oak Hill mine. The three men at Sand Creek mine have mined one gondola car in three davs. At Plulm Creek the JfiO men at work mined seventeen goldola cars of coal. There are five cars on the track ne-ar the Oak Hill tipple. Counsel for the New York and Cleveland Gas Coal Companv has prepared a bill to lie presented to Judge M. W Acheson. of the Unlteil States circuit court, on behalf of the non-resident customers, asking for an injunction to restrain the sinking min ers from congregating at the mines at Tur tle Creek. Sandv Creek and Plum Creek, and from Interfering with the workmen of the compan This new move is being made for the purpoe of retting the aid of the United States marshal, as well as the sheriff of Alleghen count, to break up the camps the strikers have established. There was a perpetual Injunction issued during the last strike of the miners bv the county court against men prominent in the present struggle, restraining them from congregating near the mines of the New York and Cleveland Company, and It Is claimed that It Is still In force It Is now elesired to supplement this with an order which, if disobecd. will result in the send ing of United States marshals into the re gion now occupied by the strikers, and If necessary United States troops could also be called in. The application for the pre liminary injunction is likely to be made on Mtinday. BICYCLE TAX KNOCKED OUT. Chicago Judge Holds That the City llaK o RiKht to Impose a License Tax. Chicago, Aug. 7. Judge Tuley to-day de cided the new city ordinance establishing a vehicle tax to be void. The ordinance per mitted the city to collect a yearly license fee on each blcj cle and other v ehlcle. The ordinance was passed for the pur port? of raising a permanent street repali.fig fund. The new tnx aroucd much enthusi asm, especially among wheelmen. An In junction suit was brought against the city and was sustained. The court held that the citv had no right to license bicycles, but only an occupation, and could not impose a license upon spe cific property when not used in business or in occupation. Counsel for the city took an appeal, and the case will be heard in hlcher courts. ST. LOUIS J3ICYCLE TAX. Only Twelve of the Twenty Thousnnd. Wheelmen In the City Have I'nld I p. St. Louis. Mo , Aug. 7. Since the enact ment of an ordinance taxing biccles tl a j ear, owners of onlj' twelve out of 20,000 wheels ridden in St. Louis have paid the as sessment. The police heretofore have taken no part In the enforcement of the ordinance, but at the request of License Commissioner Kalbfell thej- will do so from now on. To day It Is announced that beginning next Mondaj- dodgers of the bicjele tax will be arrested and locked up until the tax is paid, in addition to a tine that will be as sessed. PRESIDENT AS A BOWLER. Mnkrs n I'ulrlj (.nod Spore, lint Mr. Heiburt Gors Him Thlrtj-llve Pins Retter. Plattsburg. N. Y., Aug. 7. The day was. uneventful for President McKlnlej-. He went to the bowling allej- and had a test of skill In knocking down the pins with the vice president, the latter winning. 17 to 132. Whltelaw- Reid. accompanied by Mrs. Reid nnd Warner Miller, arrived to day. During the nfternoon, the president and Mrs. MrKlnlev and Mr. and Mrs. Held went for a short elrlve. Mr. and Mrs. Reid dined with the president In private this evening. Senator Hanna and Postmaster General Garj- are ou expected, but the elate of their arrival l uncertain. On Mondaj- or Tuesdaj the presidential party will go by special train to Ausable chasm, fif teen miles distant. MINERS' CAUSE AT A LOW EBB. Strike Lenders Have Met With Poor Snccess in the W heel ing: District. Wheeling. W. Va., Aug. 7. The week Just closed finds the miners' cause at a low ebb In the Wheeling district. Since the refusal of the Boggs Run men to Join the strike, the efforts of the United Mine Workers organizers to keep the men out at Elm Grove. Glendale and Moundsville have met with poor success. The elrike leaden have come to the conclusion that thej- can accomplish little or nothing un less there Is a suspension at the Boggs Run mines, and It Is learned to-night that next week will witness another and su preme effort to bring out these men. The plan of procedure to force out Boggs Run is not known, but it Is said to be in the waj- of a miners" demonstration against the works. There has been a large decrease In the amount of West Virginia coal going West via Wheeling on the Baltimore & Ohio, Cleveland, Lorain & Wheeling and Wheel- CONTROL OF GREEK FINANCES. Cologne Gnzette- Snjs That German) Proposal Has Hern Accepted hy the Powers. Berlin, Aug. 7. The Cologne Gazette sajs that the proposal of Germany for Eu ropean control of Greek finances has been accepted by the powers. The plan pro posed provides for a commission which shall administer certain sources of Greek revenue, the income from which will lie ar plid to the pajment of the Indemnity to Turkey and of various European" loans. The commission will not control other sources of Greek revenue or of the state Prarces. The clause containing the pro posal Is worded In a manner showing con sideration for the feelings of Greek people. DEMAND M'KINLEY WAGES. Window (.lass Weirkers Ask for an Increase to the- Highest Rates They liter Itrceived. Pittsburg. Pa., Aug. 7. A general ad vance of 15 per cent, benefiting every branch of trade, will be asked by the Win dow Glass Workers organizational the an nua' wage conference with the manufact urers at Chicago next Wcdnesda. A IS per cent advance means a restoration of the H2 wages, the highest paid under snv of the tariff bills. The demand has been voted on b the whole organization and there Is no avenue of escape for the wage committee. They must reeiulre Its enforcement. NICK YOUNG RESIGNS. President of atinnnl Baseball Lrnfcne Units the Service of Un cle "rem. Washington. Aug. 7. President Young, of the National Baseball League, who has been employed In the treasury elepartment for thlrt-one years, tendered his resig nation to-day. and at his personal request It was accepted at once by Secretarj' Gage. Pope Receive French Pilgrims. Rome, Aug. 7. The pope, who Is In ex cellent health, received this morning l.UO French pilgrims, and bestowed his bless ing upon them. Mgr. Merry Del Val, tho papal chamberlain and former delegate to the Catholic church In Canada, who re cently returned here read the reply of his holiness to the addresses of the pilgrims. Berlin, Aug. 7. The German newspapers continue to discuss the new United States tariff, and to call for reprisals; but the As sociated Press learns from the foreign of fice that the government of Germany has no Intention of beginning a tariff war. A high official of the foreign ofllco said to the correspondent: "There will to no tariff war. as Germany Is too weak to carrj- It out, and because a large- part of the American Imports of fooelstuffs. as well as cotton and other raw materials, are Indispensable to our in-dustrj-. The formation of a large Conti nental tariff union with Its arm pointed at the United States would miscarry, becauso of England s opposition. As a matter cf fact, our hands ar tied, and even Baron Von Thlelmnn (the German ambassador to the United States who has been named as tile successor of Count Posadowsky-Wch-ner as Imperial secretarj' of state for tha treasurj-j. though his advice and intimata knovvledgo of the American tariff and financial affairs would be of great help to us during the coming crisis, cannot changu the facts in the case." Palpable effects of tho new tariff are al-readj- noticeable. The manufacturers of Solingcn are complaining of lack of order, and manj- factories have reduced the num ber of emplojes. In the Guban and Chem nitz districts, there is already much Indus tri il distress. Similar complaints are made elsewhere. The Florists Association has sent a memorial to the Imperial chancellor pro testing against the tariff as seriously In juring the export trade of seeds and plants during the last few weeks. Worst Floods for Iran. The cloudbursts and Inundations which have devastated the eastern part of Ger-manj- were the worst which have occurred since 1S70. According to the local statlsllc-3 10T, persons were killed In Silesia alone. and in Saxony the casualties will not fait short of ISO. The financial losses foot up over lCO.WO.fJOO marks. At PUInltlz. the countrj- residence of the queen of Saxony, the River Elbe rose so fast that It flooded the lower floor of the rojal castle, forcing tin king and queen to flee hurriedly from the place and seek refuge at Dresden. Prince Hohenlohe. the Imperial chancellor, who was then on his way from his estate a; Ausses to Berlin, had to leave the train at Ausses, and was conveyed ten miles in a sedan chair to another railroad station. Through a landslide of tho highest sum mit of the SUedin mountains, the Hotel Scfcncekopfe was carried down and buried with all its occupants. Emperor Francis Joseph, of Austria, has granted 30.000 florins from his private purse for the relief of the sufferers, and the queen of Saxony has granted 20.000 marks and tha regent of Bavaria 13,000 marks for the same purpose. Emperor William, of Germany, has not jet made a donation to the people who have suffered from the floods, etc.. In the eastern parts of the countrj-. although he has given -5.000 marks to the flood sufferers in Alsace. The newspapers are calling for special ses sions of the rclcnstag and diet so that these bodies may make extraordinary grants of monej for the relief of the suf fering families, but as the suggestion was firt made by the Vorwaertz and other So cialist newspapers It Is being discouraged by the government. The municipality of Berlin has granted 100.000 marks for the re lief of the thousands of people rendered homeless and penniless by the storms, and the city of Dresden has voted 3u0,000 marks for the same good work. Emperor 'William Threatened. Before starting for Russia. Emperor Will lam received a number of threatening let ters from nihilists and pan-Slav lsts. In consequence of this, one of the shrewdest criminal commissioners. Dr. Hennlnger, with a section of the Berlin political po lice, was sent to Peterhof palace a week ahead of Emperor William and this corps of detectives will accompany him every where during his stay in Russia. The past week has witnessed a number of fatal accidents on racecourses. Count Von Vlch. a wealthy gentleman rider, and at one time the friend of the Harrison sis ters, and Lieutenant Bartels. also a gen tleman rider, were killed during a race at Krcuznah. At the Neuss races the most successful gentleman rider In Germany. Lieutenant Von Keyser. was killed and Captain Von Suttcraomdt was seriously injured. Two jockejs also met accidental deaths. In Emperor William's living apartments a new air purifjlng apparatus Is now in operation. It is the Invention of Count Von Puckler, a high court official, and con sists of a method of Injecting ozone Into the surrounding air and destro)lng germs and gases by a sstem of platinum wires brought to a white heat Dy electricity. The emperor recently discovered In a sailor of the Hohenzollern, named Ober mver a native of Baden, a remarkable talent for painting and sketching, and his majesty has rent him to the Art Academy of Berlin charging hlmEelf with the sail or's education. The retirinsr minister for forelcn affairs Baron Marsehal! von Blebersteln. will b appointed ambassador at an important post, probably Rome. Washington or Constanti nople, in October Baron von Rotenham. the under secretary for the foreign office, will also receive a diplomatic appointment. General Mllrs nt Carlsbad, General Nelon A Miles. United States army, arrived here from Carlsbad on Tues day. He Is receiving many official courte sies. The. general visited the extensive Gruson works at Magdeburg and was grant ed iiermlsslon to inspect the government works at Spandau and the naval yards at Kiel, as well as some of the barracks and the Krupp works ut Essen. Secretary Jackson, of the United States embass here gave a dinner Thursd ly In honor of General Miles. The United States military attache and the other military at taches of Berlin were present with Count von Bardenslepen. commanding the guards' cavalrj- division. The United States ambassador. Andrew D. White, to-daj- entertained General Mllos at dinner at the Kalserhof Baron von Thlelmann and all the generals command ing the guards corps and First army corps were Invited. Gepernl Miles goes to Stock holm at the end of the coming week, and thence to Russia, to visit the military In stitutions of that country He will return here In time for the autumn maneuvers. The Japanese government has ordered from the Vulcan works a battleship of 9.W) tons, which Is to cost 1J.0OO 000 marks. Ambassador White gives a positive denial of the rumors that he Is to succeed Mr. Sherman as secretary of state. Mr. Whltu sajs no overtures have been made to him since his arrival In Berlin. Silver Element in Control. Cleveland. O.. Aug 7 The Democratic county convention was the most haiino. nlous in jears. The silver element was completely In control of the convention. A county and legislative ticket was nomi nated, and the legislative candidates were pledged to vote against John R. McLean for United States senator. If elected The entire Chicago platform was Indorsee!, special reference being made to the plank acalnsl-Qvj'rnmenl by Injunction.