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THOUSANDS
OF MINERS THERE
At McRae’s Scboolhouse the Marching
Men Are Gathering Hourly.
ALL RECORDS ARE BROKEN
As Regards Number of Men and Their
Orderly Behavior.
LOWRY SHOWS THE WHITE FEATHER
Telegraphs the Governor He i'as Reason to
Fear Violence—Governor Takes Prompt
Cognizance—West Virgin a Being
Canvassed by Leaders.
i Pittsburg. Aug. 2.—The stvtklng miners
have broken all records, both as to num
bers attending their mass meeting and
the excellent order and law-abiding be
havior they have exhibited. Too much,
praise cannot bo given them for this lat
ter conduct. It is conceded by all that
In former times bloodshed and confusion
would have emsued, considering all the
circumstances the miners have been
placed under during the strike. It is the
hope of all wejl-wlshers of the strikers
that this peaceful warfare will continue
throughout and until the contest is settled
definitely. The mass meeting of miners
at the McCrae school house today was
the largest during the strike and probably
the largest gathering of the kind ever
seen in Alleghenny county. More than 5,
000 striking miners met for an all-day ses
sion and labor leaders harangued them in
various tongues, while bands of music
served to stir up enthusiasm to the high
est pitch. From early morning miners of
every nationality were gathering at the
school house. They came in big bands
and small ones, but the one that set the
camp wild with enthusiasm arrived at
10:25 this morning fi;om Turtle Creek. It
consisted of 1,600 miners from that camp,
and when they came in sight there was
BUoh cheering as has net been heard since
the strike started. They came down to
the camp at the school house with bar ds
playing stirring airs and banners waving
in the breeze. Cheer after cheer went up
from the camp and the marchers return- d
them with a will. When the miners of
the two parties met there were some wild
scenes. Men rushed around shaking
Ivan,ds, shouting and even embracing each
other. The crowd that -had gathered was
so much larger than the men had antici
pated that they were wild with Joy.
A few minutes after the artval of the
Turtle Creek delegation the speakers ar
rived In carrlag s. They were M. W.
Spick, president of ithe Painters and
Decorators' Unioni; W. N. Carney, vice
president of the Amalgainted Associa
tion: Mrs. Mary O. Jones, female agi
tator of Chicago, and M. J. Counahan,
cf the Painters' and Decorators Union.
In addition to these the leaders of th
miners wrere lined up to speak as the
occasion demanded. There was a rumor
in the camp that Sheriff Lowry would
appear with deputies and force the me t
Ing-to disperse, but it was evidently un
founded. The speeches were not of an
inflammatory character, and the big
crowd was orderly during the whole
day.' It was announced that but twenty
nine men were at work today at the
Plum Creek mines, while only two or
three were In the Sandy Creek mines.
The policy of the miners Is to form
camps at these mines as well as at Oak
Hill and maintain large parties on
guard.
President Dolan announced that he
could get land from private parties on
which to pitch his camps. The feeling
in the camp was one of triumph. The
miners claim they are on the high road
to success and the enthusiasm which
was apparently slumbering yesterday
was at fever heat today. J. B. McCoy,
a prominent member of The typograph
ical union, extended the sympathy and
financial support of the printers of the
country, and said the organization had
made a per capita assessment for five
weeks to be paid for the benefit of the
strikers.
A large number of the men who at
tended the meeting wer- nearly dead
from hunger. Some of them had eaten
nothing since 4 o'clock yesterday, and
the commissary wagon had not arrived
when the meeting was over. It was not
until nearly 5 o’clock that the wagon
carrying the provisions got to the camp.
When It arrived there was a rush for
bread that would put to shame any foot
ball rush that was ever seen on the
gridiron*. After the meal was over and
the men had satisfied their appetites,
they went back to their camp at Turtle
Creek, where they rested in a quiet and
orderly mann-r, preparatory for the
work tomorrow.
Two new camps were instituted this
fternoon after the meeting. One at
?ium Creek will be known as Camp Re
sistance, the one at Sandy Creek will
»e called- damp Isolation. Each camp
n the besieged district will be kept
constantly supplied with guards. Head
quarters, as heretofore, will be at Camp
Determination at Turtle Creek.
One of the notable features of today's
nrocession was a wagon drawn by four
horses bearing diggers from the Souler
mines. On either side was a banner ad
vocating free speech and peae ful unity.
The delegation marching on Plum
Creek were under the impress! in that
they could not inarch with a banner
unless tb: American flag was carried at
■th? front. A buttoni-hole flag, the di
mensions of which were but a few
inches, fastened to a small stick, was
carried at the head of the procession,
when the march-rs reached the e nter of
the school house.
The force of deputies was kept busy
during the entire night. Every move
was watch'd, ahd trouble st em d to be
in the air. Both sides feel there Is a cri
sis near at hand. Officials of the New
York and Cleveland Gas Coal company
gave out the statem nt tonight that
their forces wer increased in tile Tur
tle Creek and Sandy Creek mines, and
that more men were at work in the
Plum Creek mine than there had be.ni
since the movement started.
The trial of President Dolan, who had
arrived early this morning, on a charge
Of riot and unlawful ass.mblag-, will
be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon
before Judge Semmes of Turtle Creek.
The miners' officers have retained at
torn-ys and the case will bo bitterly
fought;
THE RIGHT OF SPEECH,
Said Mahon, Was His, and He Would
Exercise That Right.
Charleston, W. Va„ Aug. 2.—A d legate
! meeting of the fnlmers was held at Mont
| ginnery, twenty-five miles east of here
today. There were thirty-two delegates
present and twenty mines were repre
sented. The meeting was addressed by
W. D. Mahon, of Detriot, who is in charge ■
of the work of organizing miners In
West Virginia; Chris Evans, one of his
" (Continued on Eighth Page.)
THE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS
Between Turkey and Greece Is
Given an Airing,
THE MARQUIS OF SALISBURY
The Conquered Territory Had Been Assigned
to Greece by International Agreement
and Should Be Recognized.
London, Aug. 2.—The Marquis of Salis
bury, replying in the house of lords today
to the liberal leader, the Karl of Kim
berly, who questioned the government as
to the state of the peace negotiations be
tween Greece and Turkey, outlined the
status of the Constantin pie exchange? of
views, oecasslorjally referring to them in
sarcastlb'tones. The premier said It was
no wonder that the patience of many peo
ple was sorely tried by the delay. The
complexity qnd mqjtiplicity of th? nego
tiations, he argued, might, however, ac
count for their iength.
Continuing Lord Salisbury explaintd
that the peace the powers were trying to
arrange was r,p ordinary agreement be
tween a conquerer and a conquered coun
try. Tlie territory conquered to the
Turkish army was one assigned to Greece
by International arrangement and th r?
for - the powers’ voice In regard to Its dis
posal was recognized by the situation.
Turkey was right In demanding security
against Incursions such as those which
brought about the war and for a rectifica
tion of the frontier on a stratgic bas's
was a reasonable demand. It (was also
reasonable to hold that the Gre?k com
munities should mot be placed under
Turkish rule.
The premier further asserted that her
majesty’s ministers believed these ques
tions had been accpted and Turky had
accepted the frontier line traced by the
military attaches of the embassi- s of the
powers, though fhe premier shared Lord
Kimberly's belief.
Speaking of the Indemnity to be paid to
Turkey by Greece, the premier said:
“There eom.es In th.? mysterious and diffi
cult question of the German bond
holders. We do not think that any inter
national duty. lies on us to provide for
their payments, though I admit they have
•been long unpaid.”
Lord Salisbury further said:
“The credit of Greece in the European
market for a long time will be exceedingly i
small and some form of eon.rol for Greek '
sources of revenue is inevitable. I can
not say that negotiations in that direc- |
tion have advanced very far, and I must
admit that the question may be a source j
of very considerable delay."
With reverence to Crete, Lord Salisbury
said .here was no use for the powers to 1
attempt to arrange a form of government !
until the more Important controversy had I
been adjusted. The present attitude of !
Crete seemed tube a favorable one to an
agreement so far as the Christians were
concerned, but the two creeds were no
nearer together than they had been for i
many .centuries. The only solution, he
said, seems to be to dig a ditch actoss the i
island, with the Chris-Ians on one side !
and tire Moslems on the other. Our ob- '
ject is to arrange what has has been
promised, taking oar? to be just to both
sections. We are not inclined to admit
merely because the Moslems are in .he
minority that their interests are to be
neglected.
Lord Salisbury says he fully agrees with
Lord Kimberly that Crete was in a dan
gerous position. An element of danger, ;
howevef, did not arise, he insisted, -be- j
cause the island was mixed up in the af- i
fat™ of the Ottoman empire, bu't rather
from the terrible division among the Cre
tans. a division which might yet require
a power greater than all the sovereigns
of Etirrvpa to banish it.
CORRESPONDENTS SENT AWAY.
Havana, Aug. 2.—Capt.-Gen. Weyler
has signed an order expelling from Cuba
Eduardo Gareia and George Eugene Bry
son, correspondents of New York news
papers. Garcia was arrested on May
12 last. Bryson has not yet been ar
rested.
■, tr s,
DUD JOHNSON
SHOT TO DEATH
While at the Head ol a Gang ol Moon
shiners.
HIS FACE WAS COVERED
And He Was Carried Oil by His Friends
Alter Being Shot.
FRANK SIMMONS FIRED T’E SHOT
From the Doorway of His Home, Where the
Cappers Had Gone to Do Him Vio
lence—Coronor's Jury
Justifies Act.
Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 2.—(Special.)—
News reached h re today of a sensation
near Concord, a small country town In t
the northern part of Madison county.
Dudley Johnson, a white man, and a
well known farmer, was found dead on
the side of a road n ar the home of i
j
Frank Simmons. Johnson was masked j
as a white capper. He was shot through ^
the Jugular vein.
When it became generally known that
Johnson had been found dead, a mob
formed and threatened to lynch the j
man who killed him. Suspicion point
ed to Slmmor.B, who, as th story goes,
had been seen with Johnson. Simmons
got wind of the mob’s coming and dis
appeared In the woods.
An inquest was held over Johrreson’B
body. Sev- ral members of Simmons'
family appear’ d before |the coroner’s
jury and gave in evidence’ that influ
enced them to return a verdict of Justi
fiable homieid-. Simmons' wife said that
early Sunday morning a gang of white
cappers, personal enemies of her hus
hand, had attacked the house. After
breaking In the door the white-cappers
advanced into Simmons’ room and as j
they did so he opened fire upon them, j
The leader fell and was taken away’ by
his comrades. This man proved to be
Johnson.
Simmons is still In hiding. He has
communicated with Sheriff Fulgham, '
saying that he is willing to b” arrested,
but that he feared
NATIONAL, ASSOCIATION
Of Dental Faculties Elect Officers and
Adjourned—Alabama Not There.
Newport News, Va„ Aug. 2.—The Na
tional Association of Dental Faculties,
which has been in session at Old Point !
Comfort since Friday, today elected the !
following officers:
President, Dr. Truman W. Brophy, Chi- j
cago vice-president, Dr. D. J. Milling,
eago; vice-president. Dr. D. J. Milling, I
nedy; treasurer, Dr. W. H. Morgan; ex- I
ecutlve committee. Dr. Thomas Phil- ,
brown. Dr. J. Taft and Dr. B. H. Smith;
ad interim committee, Dr. James Tru- i
man, Dr. F. C. Gorgas ar.d Dr. J. H.
Lewis.
The National Board of Dental Exam
iners elected officers as follows:
President, Dr. D. C. Edward, of Louis- |
ville; vice-president, Dr. G. L. Parmelee,
Hartford; secretary and treasurer, |
Charles A. Meeker, Newark, N. J.
The two organizations adjourned with
out being able to agree upon the sub
ject of preliminary examinations for.stu
dents entering dental colleges.
LIVELY SPECULATION
On the 'Frisco Wheat Market—The Ce
real Took a Big Jump.
San Francisco, Aug. 2.—There was
some lively speculation on the local
wheat market today and it scored an
other big advance. The oprion market
opened at $1.46 for December, and $1.47%
for May, but jumped, to $1.46% ar.d $1.48.
At 11:15 December op ned at $1.46 and
sold up to $1.48%, gut receeded to $1.47%
and closed at $1.47% bid. May opened
at $1.47%, reached the $1.49% mark and
declined to $1.48%. Considerable -xclte
ment was occasioned on ’change by the
rumor that Inquiry was being made for
ships to carry wheat to Buenos Ayres,
the capital of the Argentine r-public,
w-hlch was accepted as confirmatory of
the report that the Argentine crop was
poor.
THE QUEEN BRINGS NO NEWS.
Victoria, B. C., Aug. 2.—The steamer
Queen arrived from the north early to
day. She brought no late news from the
mines, but reported 400 people encamped
at Skagaway Bay and fifty at Dy-:a.
They are unaible to get goods taken Into ,
the Interior, as the packers cannot handle
the business. There will be a te.rr bie •
rush there when the boats which left here |
on the Queen, seven In number, arrive. !
It is safe to say not half of the men will
gat away from Skagaway Bay this sea- ;
son, as even •with the large number of
horses on the way up, it is impossible to
handle alt the freight.
DECLINED THE INVITATION.
Richmond, Va., Aug. 2.—The local camp
of Confederate Veterans ton’ght received
an invitation from the Philadelphia
Brigade association to attend a re-union i
on the 17th and 18th of September, which
it is'proposed to hold in pursuance of !
resolutions adopted at-ihe re-union of the
blue and gray held In Washington last
September. The camp in a very fraternal
lot ter declined the courtesy because of
other engagements that render Its ac
ceptance Impracticable.
THEREE SERIOUS ENGAGEMENTS.
Havana, Aug. 2.—A dispatch from
Sanctl Spiritus reports thre - engage
ments at Gueveca, Cabanslz and Elum
bucla between the insurgents a: d the
Spanish Brigadier G. neral Ruiz. The
JAPS DO HONOR
TO OUR NATAL DAY
— I
In tho Land ol the Leper They Were On I
the Glorious Fourth
AND DRESSED THEIR SHIP
_
With Flying Colors, the Onion Ensign at
the Mainmast.
A SALUTE OF TWENTY-ONE GUNS
Was Also Fired to Show Their Friendship for
Uncle Sam—Different Color Is the Re
port from Hawaii Regarding
the Feeling of Japan.
Washington, D. C., Aug. 2.—The
navy departm nt has received the
following report from Admiral Beards
ley, commanding the Pacific station
dated Honolulu, July 17- II will
b-a noted that the admiral mak"S
a point of the fact tha'. that .he Japanese
warship in the harbor scrupulously ob
s.rved not only the Fourth of July, but
Hawaiian Independence Day as well:
“Since the date of my la-t ivpor., June
18. 1897, mere has been a series of cele
brations, accompanied by • n.ertuir.'ments
and official recognitions, beginning with
if he celeb, ation of the queen’s jubilee on
the 23d of June, on which occasion 'the
representatives under my command at
'Jhis port, alio the Nar.lwa, full dressed
snip, at Bur.'i’iee, wi'th the British flag at
the main, and remained so dressed until
•unset, and at noon each vessel fired a
national salute of ..wemy-one guns. On
the evening of June 24, 'the British com
mander gave a reception, which was very
largely at.cnided, myselt, .'he command
ing and otner ottiee.s of the ships under :
my command attending in uniform.
“The. Fourth of July b Ing not only the |
aimivi-isary of our independence, but also
the vhird anniveisary of the establish
ment of the Republic of Hawaii, mutual
i.iotiflca.dons .o that effect and invitations
to participate in the observance of the
day were exchanged between the Haw
aiian government and myself. -The same
countesy was exLnded by both parties
to the Japanese ship Naniwa.
“We all participated in .he games, illu
mina'-iona and the bo:it races, which were
in order. On the 3d ami the 5th Uhe shliB
w«re full drtssed to: sunrise with the
United Stakes and Hawaiian ensigns side *
by side ait the main, the former o star- 1
board, except on the Naniwa, and at
noon t wo salutes of twenty-one guns each
were flr-.d by each chip and Che shore bat
teii s. We a'so during i.he early fore
noon lauded our Battalion to take part in
a rlxed parade of Hawaiian and United
Stages troop3, mounted police, tableaux,
floats and decorated ensigns, wagons, ft?.,
which parade was reviewed by .he presi
dentand oeiblnat, myself and officers from
a si,and erected for '.he purpose. At 11
a. K.. there was an Indt pendence Day ser
vice? ait the opera house, where >:atB wero
reserved for us. I occupying one in the
box of President: Dole. Unit d S;ates Min
ister Sewall was orator of the day, and
received an ova.Ion which he richly de
sen d. A little before noon Minister
Bewail gave a handsme public receplon,
which was largely attended.
"On the 14'th of July, having received
formal notification from M. Servson, the
French commander, tihait it was the an
niversary of the fall of the bastile and
was obperv-d a- a national holiday by
th French nation, and inviting us .0
participate in the observances of the day,
the ships und r my command and the Jap
anese ship Namlwa were full dressed from
6 a. tn. until suns-a:, with the French en
sign at the mainmast, and at noon each
Sh'o fired a salve of tw -I'-y-'n.e gur--.
“M. Harrlo, the counsellor of he Jap
anese foreign office, has returned t) Ja
pan.
“I regert to announce -the dea’ h by
drowning on the 12th Inst., of Kugene
Ross, fireman, secohd-class, serving on
board the Marlon,
“The general health of the officers and
crew remains good.”
ELLERBEE NOW THE MARK.
Would-Be Senators From South Carolina ]
Drag Him Into Arguments.
Wallahalla, S. C., Aug. 2.—The cam
paign meeting here today was without
special incident except the spat between
Senator McLaurin and Col. Irby. Some
one asked Mr. McLaurin If he was gav
pclice, he replied he would not.
ernor would he favor the metropolitan
Col. Irby asked whether he would re
move the police from Charleston If gov
ernor and he said he would remove the
police.
Col. Irby said this remark was stab
bing Gov. Ellerbee.
Mr. McLaurin said it was no such
th}ng, that he would defend Ellerbee at
all times and that Ellerbee Intended re
moving the police from Charleston, but
was prevented by a combination of oir
cqmstances.
Col. Irby said he only atticked Gov.
Ellerbee because he had said to May
field that he was going to throw the
power of his administration against
Evans and Irby.
Senator McLaurin said Gov. Ellerbee
had denied this and said he would not use
his power if his administration was at
tacked.
Col. Irby condemned the present suf
frage conditions in this state and said
it disfranchised 1,300 poor white people
in Spartanburg county alone.
Messrs. McLaurin and Evans said the
present plan was the beBt political solu
tion and when Col. Irby appealed to poor
white men he was using the argument of
the demagogue, for there were no poor
■whites who were disfranchised in South
Carolina. All white men were equal
and sovereigns, as much as the licit
countrymen.
Mayfield was not present. He spent
the day with his father In Greenville
county.
DISASTROUS FLOODS.
Lontflonv Aug. 2.—A sreclal dl=p3tcb
from St. Petersburg says that the Novostl
estimates that at feast 150 persons hava
p. i lah.d in the recent floods at Kordicb,
in the Crimea.
latter reports that the- Insurgents were
defeated and dispersed with htavy loss,
while his own loss was insignificant. A
dispatch from Santiago de Cuba reports
that thre- employes of the Juraugua.
company’s iron mine staff hav ■ been
executed on the charge of incendiarism.
GERMANS STILL KICKING.
Berlin, Aug. 2.—The Berlin press still
actively discusses Great Britain's dt
nuueiation of the Belgian treaty. The
agrarian section, advocates a tariff war
and reprisals against the Unit <1 StaLs.
A 1- age ogaittst America is also advo
cated, with throats of s rims cor - -
quenee should England refuse to join
such a league.
SWEPT FROM A BRIDGE.
Berlin, Aug. 2.—Twelve mill operatives
while crossing a bridge at Thlemendorf,
near Chemnitz, were swept .from the
bridge by a sudd-in rise of the river. All
were drowned.
SWEPT BY WIND.
Lownd s County Visited by a Revere
Cyclone—Much Damage Reported.
Letoha-tchie, Ala., Aug. 2.—(Special.)—
The most disastrous storm ever known
here pass d over this place this even
ing and leveled nearly everything in its
wake.
The cloud, which was funnel-shaped,
gathered about three miles north of
h ire and traveled in a southwesterly
direction. Houses, fenc s, trees and
crops were laid fiat. Two new churches
here, the Union and the Baptist, the
latter just complet d at a cost of over
22,500, are -total wr cks. Many resi
dences and business houses 1- ft stand
ing are seriously damaged.
No deaths have been r ported yet, but
many narrow escap-s are reported.
LI A MONARCH HE CAME
And Like a Conqueror Was He
Received.
NED TEN EYCK A HERO
Thousands Welcome Him On His Return Frim
Victory in Foreign Lands-Substantial
Testimonials Given Him,
Worcester, Mass., Aug. 2.—Ned Ten
Eyck, winner of .the Diamond sculls at
Henley, accompanied by Ills father, James
Ten Eyck, and the party of this city who
went On" (o'* New York eo me t him,
reached home this morning and were ac
corded a remarkable reception. The
party traveled from New York in a spe
cial car. and, reaching this city, found
that half the city had turned ouit to do
honor to the young man.
A crowd of at least 15,000 was at the
depoj to welcome the champion, und upon
common, where the forma] exercises
were held. The demonstration began wi, h
a parade, headed by the consolidated
bands of the city and the members of the 1
Wachasett Boat club, of which N d Ten
Eyck is a member. The Henley cham
pion of the world rode In a carriage with
the mayor; then came >.he members of
■thic city government:, with the aid. rmen ■
and council, making ubout 1,500 men in j
line. Red lire was burned along the lino
of match.
Samuel E. Winslow was presiding ofli- \
crt of thd formal exercises upon the com
mon. Mayor Sprague formally tveicom J
the young map home, and (Jen. Hoar, of
the governor's stuff, presented ,:o Ten
Eyck a handsome silver shield and a j
Jewekd miniature of the Diamond sculls, j
To his father, James Ten Eyck, was g ven
a, purse of about $1,000, raised by private i
subscription. Letters were read from j
President McKinley, Gov. Wolocui, Sen
ator Hoar and others. In the evening a
reception was tendered to the Henley J
champion, in the rooms of the Wachaa.tt
Bout club at Lake Quinelgamon.
Ten Eyck will go in training tomorrow
morning for the r.oi.lor.ul tegatta at Lake
Philadelphia.
COSTLY DISH OF CREAM.
Jersey City, Aug. 2.—Samuel Wolf, a
confectioner, this afternoon offered a
dish of cream to the boy who would hold
his arm the longest tin:.- in an ice cream
freezer. A number of the bays who were
around the store contested for the prize,
but Willie Lockwood outdid them all.
Although suffering excruciating pains h’
held his arm In the freezer for four
minutes. When he withdrew it his arm I
was frozen stiff. The boy was taken to
the city hospital where It was said it
would be necessary to amputate the arm.. !
THEIR LIVES PAID FOR.
Washington, Aug. 2.—The state depart
ment has finally closed another ir/etna
ttonal Incident by paying ofer to Count
Vinci, the Italian charge d'affairs h re,
the sum of $60,000 as Indemnity for the
putting to death by a mob of three Ilal an
subjects. The m»n were Lorenzo Sll.ir
dino, Salvatore Reno and Gulseppe Vcn.
turelia, and they- were taken out of Jail
at Hahnrvilie, La., about, a year ago and
lynched.
TO LOCATE A SIGHT.
Chicago, Aug. 2.—Commissioners who
are to locate the site for the first colony
of the local democracy were named t'day
at a meeting of the board of directors of
the organization. They are Robert Hin
ton, of Washington, Cyrus Field, Willand
Ross and C. Pilgander, of this city and
Michigan. The state *of Washington Is
still favored as the location of tip colony.
THE BEAUTIFUL
BLUE DANUBE
A Raging Torrent, Sweeping Everything
in Its Mad Career.
THE y'ORST IS YET TO COME
-
Old ;f ona Estimates Her Loss at Two
§ Million Florins.
DROWNED AT REICHENBERG
Seventeen Inmates of One House at Freihet
Drowned Like Rats in a Hole—Thrilling
Experience of a Babe in a Cradle
—Provisions Scarce.
Vienna, Aug. 2.—Reports from the
flooded district show that the situation
is even worse than at first expected.
The greatest damage has b n done in
Bohemia. i
At Traut^nla, thirty houses have been
destroyed and thirteen persons drowned.
Corpses wire to be spen floating down
the streets with every kind of debris,
even a cradle wilh a crying infant which
fortunately was rescued.
At the village of Freihet a house was
sw pi away and Its seventeen occupants
were drowned.
'Almost the whole town of Relchenberg
was submerged, and there, too. many
were drowned. The loss to mill owners
in that district is estimated at millions
of dollars.
In Vienna the damage already done to
public sewers, gas mains and bridges
is estimated at 2,000,000 florins. The
Danube is now doufcle Its ordinary width
and still rising. According to reports
from higher up the river the waters ate
not likely to reach their highest point
until tonuMfow.
At Gmunden, Isbal, Isshaeo and uth ?
health resorts enormous damage has
been done. The people were compelled
to> fle; for their lives.
The emperor is personally inspecting
the efforts of the troops to palliate the*
disasters,_ and the government Is pre- •
paring estimates as to the amount of
state aid required. In many places th>
troops have ben entirely cut ofT and at
many places provisions hav? been come
scarce.
CONFLICT OF AUTHORITY.
Question of Legality of Any Instruction t
Seize Certain Packages of Tobic?o.
Washington, August 2.—A modification
of the recent Instructions to collectors of
internal revenue has been made. These
Instructions declare that all packages of
smoking tobacco, One cut, chewing tobac
co, or cigarettes containing articles pro
hibited by section 10 of the new tariff act,
or Having such articles attached or con
nected therewith, or advertising any prom
ise of award or gift, or otherwise contrary
to th<f» sections of the new act. arc subject
to* seizure.
The new order directs that all violations
of this eclion of the act shall be reported
to the commissioner of revenue, itut no
seizure shall be made except cn special in
structions from him. The contention
made that congress has no right to fix by
lav/ regulations governing the packing of
articles subject to internal revenue unless
in some way the power or convenience of
the governnunt in the,collection is affect
ed; also that this provision is in rrstra'nt «
of trade and interferes with legitimate
business. Until the department has deter
mined the question no seizures will be
mad* under this provision of the law.
COAL LADT N STEAMER,
Run Into by an Unknown Vessel, Goes to
the Bottom.
Philadflphia, Aug. 2.—A dispatch w s
received t da^ by th.j maritime r::c h ' nge
from Norfolk stating thst the schooner
A. 1). LunFon, of Baltimor , for Charles
ton, S. C., was sunk off Cape Henry last
night. It is supposed the school.er was
run Into by a steam r.
Pettit & Co., of this city, jAart owneis
of the vessel, leceived a telegram t day
from Norfolk, caying the crew »f eight
men had landed in fcn.ir boats.
Nothing is known of t.h- vessel which
collided wiiT. me Limson. The ?ch on r
was coal laden.
No i * tni s » c-, o \
Baltimore, Aug. 2.—The A. 'O. Larr.son,
schooner, was from tills p’rt.<:i Friday
last. Her capacity was 420 t<-ns an 1 she
was owned in Philadelphia and Jersey
City. Gray, Ireland & Co., agent- in
this city, have no d tails of the acci
dent.
BURNED ANYHOW.
Savannah, Ga.f Aug. 2.—The British
bark Iripper. reported in dispatch s Sat
urday as having been saved from de
struction from fire in this harbor, was
completely destroyed by fire today .with
her cargo of lumber and rosin valued at
$8,500. The vessel was worth $7,000. Some
of the crew did not want to go to sea and t
it is thought they are the ones who set
the vessel on fir?.1 There have been
no arrests.

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