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-W. v^toesday.Vapgpst 17.1897.
- -———^—————^^mmm"*. -- -A*m "" - * • Is the Belief of Maoy Conservative Fairmont People. Great Interest Displayed All Through That Region—The Camp at Montana Mines Succeeds in Bringing Out Most of the Work ing Miners—Labor Leaders Ex pect Montana to be Closed in the Morning - If Montana Miners Come Out, the Camp and March ing Column Will be Moved Along to Other Watson Mines — Big** Meetings Htld Yesterday - Operator Di: cusses th» Influence of tho Labor Leaders md Ope. a tors’ Profl‘3. Special to the Register. Fairmont, W. Va., August 16.—Con servative people in this region to-day I admit that the coal strike has but fairly^ begun in this State, and that if the; strikers and their leaders keep up the j fight as they began it yesterday for an other week, the region will be com- j plctely closed. This morning found the camp of strikers at Montana mines numbering close to 300. many having been sent home because the commissary depart ment had not been thoroughly organ ized. # It is impossible to tell exactly what .he situation is at Montana mines to night. To-day. of the 350 miners us ually employed, but 97 went to work, and at noon, where usually 85 cars of coal are loaded, but 10 cars had been filled. The strikers claim that of the ?7 men who went in. a majority ot them went merely to load coal which they had already dug. anil for which they would not be paid till it was passed over the tipple. These men are axpected to be out to-morrow. cabbage, beans, potatoes and garden truck The camp has had trouble get ting water, the Watson Company refus in* to allow the men to set water torn the wells on its property. Other pii vate wells, near the company’s prop erty are closed to the strikers through influence of the operators. To-day three •springs were opened In the camp, and I be pleotlfuinhereafter.^Th® p, which is known as Camp /rtJttUitary titles, and obedience cheering when recruits from th^Hfoaoa mines came into camp. O’ConffKl held a big meeting at camp to-day. and Carney spoke there to night O’Connell had quite a contro versy with a local operator to-night about the humanity of men who would refuse water and food to men who were willing to pay for it. The leaders believe the Montana men will all come out in the morning. If they do. they will be taken into the camp, and the whole body moved to a new camp site selected near the New England mines of the same company, and from there on to Gaston and throughout,the region. The men. as 'aat as they strike, will be organized. :aken Into the marching column, and Kept from temptation to work. Rea and Carn«v- returned to-night from Tyrconnell. andf report everything ’avorable there. “It la surprising the effect the or ganizers have on the men.’’ said an operator to-day to the Associated Press representatives. “The Monongah men will Jot listen to anything their friends majf advise, and continue out. Every ^pt they make long marches without Kll and never appear to get dlscour K>d. Another thing, the operators are Ht getting rich out of this strike. In Hi! with the price* we are getting it ^pps us busy to pay our men and the Kzens of special policemen and guards Hade necessary. f “Not a ton of coal Is being shipped fast either, as the soft coal workers of Pennsylvania keep that market aup flied. Then again, just before the Strike the three biggest mines in this .region received immense lake contracts which must be filled." At present 500 men at Monongah. 40 at Pritchard. 60 at Montana. 400 at the Clarksburg mines. 80 at Palatine. 20 at New England and 60 at Judge Mason’s mine are all out. but three or four times that number are still at work. GROWING NERVOUS. Norfolk & Western Operators Alarmed at the Activity of the Agitator* In That Region. Special to the Register. HUNTINGTON. W. Va.. Augts 1«.—The r-oal operators along th? Norfolk and Western are more restless to-night than for many days. Several agitators are now In that section, and at Simmons Creek Branch, almost five hundred men quit work to-day. Two hundred are out ,.i Alma and Maratlme. and to-morrow it believed that several hundred more will refuse 'to go to work. Agitators claim there will be a general suspension in the field by the middle of the week. The shipments of coal to-day from the field *JU exceed six hundred cars. TUNNELTON MINERS Will Remain nt Work and <>lve Financial Ahl to the Fairmont Strike. Special to the Register. TUNNELTON. \V. Va.. August t«.-The miners at Tunnelton will furnish finan cial aid to the strikers In the Fairmont region and remain at work for the pres ent. They were ordered out last Friday but sent a committee to Fairmont to ex plain their situation to the leaders there and to offer aid if allowed to work. At • meeting held Saturday night the com mittee reported and they are to remain at Lrork until further shipped from Tunnelton. it all being con sumed on local freight engines, and for this reason it is of little or no use for them to come out. ON TO LOUP CREEK. Chris Evans Joint Ditcher in the Kanawha Region. Special to the Register. Charleston, W. Va., August 16.— Chris Evans, the strike leader, arrived here to-night from Fairmont and will go to the New river district to-mor row to assist Dilchor in getting the men out. He says they will disregard Judge Jackson’s injunction order and will move at once upon the mines at Loup Creek. About two hundred men who were idle in the Kanawha field last week re turned to work this morning. It is be lieved that many more will be at work to-morrow. GREAT ALARM FELT Concerning the Situation at Corinth, W . Va. Cumberland, Md., August 16.—From information received here to-night most serious trouble is likely to occur among the miners near Corinth. W. Va., caus ed by the release of thr Italians, who were arrested charged with threaten ing to blow up the mine ar.d brick plant of the Oaklaud Coal Company. The release of the men tended to encourage the other strikers, who. armed with guns, went to the house of six men, who had been at work, broke into it and destroyed their property. Ex-Deputy United States Marshal Wheeler was guarding the miners, and was shot at. but made his escape to Oakland and reported the facts to Superintendent Anderson, who resides there. Since the rioting has commenced, there is no telling where it will end, and great alarm is felt. WILD DISORDER Iii the Neighborhood of tlreemhnrg Last Night —Drunken Striker* Make Trouble. GREENSBl’RG. Pa.. August 18.—Wild dbonhr prevailed In the vicinity of Herrr.inie and the Ocean Coal Company’s works to-night. The two hundred miners who came from the river district to-day were successful this afternoon in bring ing the miners at Herminle out. About 173 men quit work about 3 o’clock. They ail marched over to ihe Arooa and Mad ison works and proceeded to till up with "Polinki.” They tnrsatened the miners at Arona and Madison, who number about 230 men, intimating that if they did not quit work they would be burned out. The incendiary- language created much excitement and it is likely that deputy sheriffs will be sent to the scene. The Madison and Arona miners are not favorable to striking, but to-night con sented to attend the meeting of the strikers to-morrow night at Madison. It is expected that a few of the miners at these works will join the strikers, but a great majority will not hc-ed the ap peals of the strikers. Mrs. Jones ad dressed the evening meeting. MORE INJUNCTIONS. Special to the Register. PARKERSBURG. W. Va.. August 18. Judge Jackson to-day issued an injunction against the strikers, upon the prayer of Charles Mac Kail, for the Montana Coal & Coke Co., at Fairmont. The injunction is identical with all the other injunctions issued against strikers by Judge Jack son. ’A MEDAL - Presented Sir Wilfred Laarier in Recognition of His Attachment to Commercial Freedom. _ London. August 16.—A delegation of members of the Cobden Club, headed by Lord Farrer, called this afternoon at the Hotel Cecil and presented to the Canadian Premier. Sir Wilfrid Laurier. the special gold medal of the club struck for presentation to the Canadian statesman in formal recognition of his attachment to free trade, 'i'he Pre mier, thanking the delegation, said the commercial supremacy of Great Britain was assured until the United States adopted free trade. To a representative of the Associated j Press Sir Wilfrid Laurier said he will sail for Canada by the steamer Labra dor on Wednesday, and added: “I am glad to emphasize that 1 have been re- i ceived everywhere in the mosot cor- I dial manner, particularly by the Pope —who filled me with wonderment as to ; how so much vigorous and keen intel- ; lect could be housed in such an emaci- j ated body. The Pope is bent double ! and appears to be in the frailest health. ! though he is not troubled with any J bodily ailment and his whole mental | machinery is marvelous. I was amaz- i ed at the profundity of his knowledge , of Canadian affairs, was charmed with his exquisite gentleness and sympathy and I was moved deeply at the su preme elevation of his Christian aims.’* | -o WAGES TO BE RESTORED. Chester. Pa.. August 16.—The em ployes of George C. Heltzel & Co., manufacturers of worsted goods, have ' been notified that the wages paid in ! 1S92 would be restored on September ' 6th next. The notice was a surprise, i as the restoration was granted by the j firm without solicitation on the part i of the hands. Hetzel & Co. employ several hun dred people. Since 1S92 two reductions of wages have been made, aggregating about 20 per cent., and until three weeks ago the mill has been running on half time. The firm of late re ceived many orders and the employes are working full time. -o MAY BE EXCOMMUNICATED. London. August 16.—A sepcial dis patch from Rome, published to-day. says it is reported there that the Pope will excommunicate Prince Henri of Orleans and the Count of Turin, a* j duelling is forbiddden by the Roman . Catholic Church. M’KIXLEY REVIEWS SOLDIERS. Plattsburg. X .Y., August 16.—Pres ident McKinley and party reviewed the Twenty-first Regiment United States Infantry, to-day at Plattsburg bar-1 racks J 1M fi« IBIS Marked Yesterday in Pittsburg Coal Strike Affairs. Meeting in the Strikers’ Camp, a Murder by a Deputy Sheriff, Civil and Criminal Suits Filed Against New York and Cleveland Coal Company Officials, and the Hearing of the Injunction Were Among the Things That Con spired to Make the Day Notable. The Injunction to be Decided To Day, Probably Before Noon. Pittsburg. August 16.—To-day was fraught with exciting incidents in mat ters pertaining to the miners’ strike. Mutiny in the strikers’ camp, a mur der in the deputies’ ranks, filing of criminal and civil suits against the DeArmitts and the hearing in the in junction case against President Dolan and others kept both sides to the strug gle busy on the qui vive all day long. The hearing in the injunction case befbre Judges Stowe and(Collier was perhaps one of the most important and interesting ever held in a Pennsyl vania court. It was a hearing in which both capital and the rights of labor were interested and the decision is expected to have a telling effect on the conduct of the great coal miners’ strike which has been on since July 5. From the testimony adduced and from the expressions of the court, it can safely be said that there will be some surprises. That the injunc tion will be materially modified there can be no doubt, which on its face would indicate a victory for the strikers. The preliminary decree has been continued pending a consultation cl the judges and an opinion will proba bly be handed down by noon tomor row. Judge Collier said in court to-day that the strike would go down in his tory as one of the wonders of the century and remarkable on account of the utter lack of disorder, for which the strikers are commended and have the sympathy of the court. Said he: “There can be no question as to what our duty is under all the testimony, but I am somewhat in doubt as to whether or not the order should be modified. We cannot determine this without a consultation.” Judge Stowe said this evening: “This injunction will not justify the issuing of an attachment against any marchers who are not found in com pany with the men named in the in junction.” He let it be understood that the in junction is not so sweeping as has been thought: and that only the five men named in the writ—Patrick Do lan. Willliam Warner. Cameron NHllor, Vriah Bellingham and Edward McKay —are restrained from marching or trespassing on the company’s proper ty; the “others” mentioned can be only those found in company of the five named in the injunction. As near as can be learned, the strikers under the injurction can march, but not at stated times, as long as they are not in com pany with any of these defendants. MORE MEN AT WORK. Tl;« Now York X Cleveland Company Take** Advantage of the Inactivity of the Striker*. Pittsburg. Pa.. August 16.—Taking ad vantage of the susjiension of marching a number of the men went to work din ing the morning at Oakhill mine. They were gotten in by strategy and the strik ers were outwitted. Agents of the company have been at work among the strikers for a week. and. although they have induced some to return, the re sult has been disappointing. It was thought enouhg men could be procured to ran the mine in full. The agents worked hard, but found about one-half the men in full sympathy with the de mand of 69 cents, while the remainder were afraid to go to work. Although there was no mamh from Turtle Creek a number of pickets were sent out. and with the aid of field glass es, they saw 24 men enter the mine, and thev returned to camp highly elated, thinking the mine still badly crippled. They knew nothing, however, of the entrance to the mine located near Monroeville, four miles away. Since the siege commenced that village has been guarded by two deputies. The force was increased last night to 15 men and at daylight this morning 70 diggers and day men were taken to Monroeville in wagons and sent into the mine through these entrances. At Sandy Creek everything was qui et. The company claim a gain, while the strikers say but four men are work ing. About 200 men were working in Plum Creek mine. Before leaving for Pittsburg to at tend the injunction hearine Superin tendent PeArmitt said the talk of the company importing men w-as without foundation. SUITS ENTERED By >Ilner* of the Sew Tork Cleveland <;*« Co*' Company for \V*re-« Retainrd. Pittsburg. August 16.—The threaten ed suits against 'he New York and Cleveland Gas Coal Company for re taining the wages of their striking miners have been commenced. It is anticipated that about 150 suits will result Each will be for salaries ranging from $%r> to $20, which repre sents two weeks’ pay. Three suits were entered before Al derman TooIp to-day. The hearings were fixed for next Saturday and the outcome will be watched_for with great interest, as it involves tne legality of the ironclad contract, and the right to withhold the wagees of the striking em ployes. Mass meptlnes were held to-day at Harmoov on tne southwest branch of the Pennsylvania railroad, and the 45 men at work were induced to come out. The march on the Westmoreland, Jef ferson and Clearfield districts will be made this week. The first meeting will be held at Ir win to-morrow. In addition to the civil suits entered against President W. P. DeArmitt by his former employes for wages, three criminaal suits have been brought against Samuei DeArmitt, a brother of the president. Mrs. Anna S. Crotoi. who was evict ed on Saturday by Samuel DeArmitt, has brought a criminal suit, charging assault annd battery. She says in her charge that her husband was not at home and DeArmitt took her by the shoulders and threw her out of the house. She says he held a hatchet above her head ana threatened to kill her. Her two children (one a sick boy) were also throw from the house. John Crotoi, her husband. al§o sues DeArmitt for larceny. He claims that after evicting his wife and children and throwing his household goods in the road, DrArmitt took away with him a gallon keg of wine and a $lt> revolver of Crotoi’s. and has since refused to re turn them. "Writs and warrants will Dfc served on DeArmitt in the morning. The conference of labor leaders an nounced for to-night has been post poned until to-morrow night. A SERIOUS SITUATION. The Trouble About Hazel ton. !'»•• Growing Worse—Several Collieries C loseil. HAZLETON.Pa.. August 16.—Matters at the Lthigh and Wllkesbarre Colleries, in the Honeybrook district, are growing serious. .Thirty-five drivers went out on Satlurday for an increase in wages. This morning 2,500 miners joined them and the usually Quiet South Side towns are in a state of sulxliud excitement. The Ital ians and Hungarians, the last to go ou» are the most aggressive, and fears are entertained that they cannot he controlled. The men had no organization but a branch of the Cnited Mine Workers Association was started this morning, and six hundred men at once signified their willingness to join. Chief Organizer Fahey, of Pottsville. was sent for this morning, and is expected to be on hand this evening. The men held a meeting last neght in Mahlchiks hall and there decided to make the strike general this morning. The entire force of coal and iron police carrying Winchester rifles were on hand to guard the colleries. The strikers assembled on the hill above the works at Audenreid and a crowd of ItOO men marched past the deputies to the breaker. At a given signal the men at work left their places. Those who were hesitating were guarded by strikers and taken past the deputies, who did not at tempt to molest tl e men. Interference by the deputies would, it is believed, have precipitated a riot, as the men were de termined and armed. The colleries now idle are Audenreid Nos 4 to 10; Honey brook Nos. 5 and 10: Hunky Dory; Green Mountain and Tresckow. The latter col liery is two miles east of Green moun tain. The strikers marched to this point after stopping at the Audenreid colleries and escorted the workers back with them. A body of four hundred men then unarched to the Mahlachik hall, where a meeting was heljl, and the strikers dis persed. The feeling is now so bitetr against Supt. Jones that he himself fears bodily harm, and moves about with an armed escort. His house is guarded day and night. Supt, Jones this morning offered to meet the demand? of the drivers, but the men are now determined to have all their grievances heard and will appeal to the Lehigh and Wilkesburre officers in New York. Besides the wage ques tion. they are demanding the discharge of Supt. Jones or his transfer. This morning some of the workmen were given five days to leave the company's houses. The situation is now critical and an out break is likely to occur. A DEPUTY SHERIFF, Guarding the I>e Arnilft .Mine*. Murder* One of III* Companion#—Were on Duty at .H.inily Creek. Pittsburg. Pa., August 16.—Two dep uties, Robert Kerr and Frank Ander son, employed as guardians of the New York and Cleveland Gas Coal Company, fought this afternoon, and as a result Kerr cannot live until morning. Anderson is proprietor of a dive on Water street, this city, and is known as a bad man. He was in charge of the deputies at Sandy Creek. Kerr, who lives at McKee's Rocks, is a river pilot by occupation. He has served before as deputy during strikes. It is not known what the men fought about, but they met on a bridge crossing Plum creek, and after a few words Anderson was seen to hit Kerr, who retaliated and a rough and tumble fight lasting about five minues. followed. Anderson suc ceeded in drawing his revolver and, placing it to Kerr's abdomen, fired, the ball tearing through the victim's in testines and lodging in his back. The physicians say he will die in a few hours. A constable tried to arrest Ander son. but he was prevented by deputies, who said they would hold him until the arrival of the sheriff, which may not be before morning. WANTED BETTER FOOD. A a Open Rebellion In the Striker#' Camp at Sandy Creek. Pittsburg. Pa.. August 16.—There was open rebellion at the Sandy Creek strikers’ camp this morning. Some 15 or 20 foreigners, who were dissatisfied with the commissary, complained to Capt. May and demanded better food. He told them that the man in charge of the comissary department was doing all right and they were being well treat ed. The foreigners then threatened to march, and Capt. May ordered deputies to arrest them if they did not keep quiet. This had the desired effect and the foreigners returned to their quar ters. There is no trouble at the other camps. -c W. C. MILLER DEAD. Special to the Register. Huntington. W. Va.. August 16.— Will Calvin Miller, formerly a resident of Clarksburg, died at hft home here at 2 o’clock this afternoon. Miller was a wealthy lumber dealer and was a candidate last year for Stkte Auditor on the Populist ticket He was 59 years of age and leaves a family. THDB.INH. Terrible Crime of a Young Texan to Secure Money. Mrs. Kate Gallagher, for Twelve Years a School Teacher at Gal v veston, Texas, the Victim— Her Spa Cut Her Throat and Tried to Burn the Home-Wanted Money to Sp " iety Actress. Confe Galvei_ ?ust 16—Mrs. Kate Gallagher, for twelve years a school teacher in this city, who lived with her son Virgil at Thirteenth and K streets, was found to-day with her throat cut from ear to ear and her body charred beyond recognition. Af ter killing her the murderer set fire to the bed. Virgil, the twenty-year-old son, has been arrested and confessed he com mitted the crime fcp get money to spend on a variety acfress. The crime was deliberately planneV and executed. The young man had pacl^d his trunk and was ready to leave. He had the furniture insured and with the money expected to leave Texas as soon as the fire could be adjusted. But the fire was discovered in time to prevent the destruction of the house and the bloody shirt in which the crime was committed. WILL BE GAROTTED. The Murderer of Canovas Sentenced to Die at Madrid. Madrid, August 16.—Michel Angio lillo, the anarchist assassin of Premier Canovas del Castillo, who was tried by court martial yesterday at Vergara, was found guilty and was sentenced to death. Upon hearing the sentence An giolillo turned deathly pale and had to be assisted from the court room. An giolillo will be garroted within the prison. _n —-* FELTS MISSING. The Flying Machine Inventor Ap parently Scared Out. Manitou, Col., August 16.—'William B. Felts lias mysteriously disappeared. His flying machine with which he was to have attempted the flight from Tike s Peak to Colorado Springs, is still hous ed on the top of the Peak. There have been rumo^i that Felts’s nerve was be coming shaky, which were offset by statements from the professor that he was waiting for a clear day. Felts went down the mountain side Friday after stating thaf_he was goi™r for a walk, since which time nothing has been seen or heard of him. His friends say he has probably lost his way in the wilderness west of the Peak and may have fallen down a precipice and been killed or injured. They have been searching for him since Friday. The majority, however, are skeptical enough to believe that the professor had not sufficient faith in his own invention. While they acknowledge the condi tions have been unfavorable they think the incident which has created so much excitement for the past two j^joks is closed. ———o LAM KNT.A BLG 1G NORA NCK Displayed By Many of lho«e Goins to the Klondike (.old I'leldn _San Francisco, Cal., August 16.—Mr. 1 homas Magee, well known as a con servative business man and careful ob server, who accompanied his son to Dyea, writes to the Associated Press from that point to the effect that the ignorance displayed by the crowds who are flocking to the Klondike fields is lamentable. Of the 400 passengers who sailed with him on the steamer George Elder, half of whom w’ere from San Francisco, not one in twenty had any definite information as to how to reach his destination. While the routes were well known, the details and con ditions to be met with are not consid ered. most of the searchers for wealth hoping to settle all doubts and uncer tainties when they reach Juneau. In stead, however, further confusion was created by the appalling statements that there w’ere only tw'o routes, each of which necessitated the encounter of almost insurmountable difficulties. FUNERAL OF A BISHOP. PHILADELPHIA. August R—'The fu neral services over the body of James Crawford Embry. Bishop of the South Carolina district of the African Methodist Episcopal church, were held to-day at the African M. E. church. Bishop Turner, of Atlanta, officiated, and In addition to his remarks, addresses were made by Bishops Salter, of Nashville; Derrick, of Flushing. N. Y.; Handy, of Baltimore, and Lee Arnett, of Wilberforce, Ohio. In addition to the bishops there were 1«7 ministers and ten presiding elders present from all parts of thj> country. During the crush attending the ceremonies several policemen and a woman were slightly In jured and a number of women fainted. The interment was made at Olive cem etery WAYLAID AND WOUNDED. Special to the Register. Huntington. W. Va.. August 16.— Bud Wooton and James Hedrick to night waylaid Asa Powe!l in the south ern part of the city and attacked him with a knife and clubs. Powell Is bad ly injured and has one arm broken. His assailants escaped. -o GRAIN IN SIGHT. New York. August 16.—The visible supply statement. as compiled by the New York Produce Exchange. Is as fol lows: Wheat, 17.226,000 bushels, de crease. 424.000 bushels: corn. 18,507.000 bushels, increase. 1.996,000 bushels: oats 6.680,000 bushels, increase. 129,000 bushels; rye 1.536.000 bushels, decrease, 106,000 bushels; barley. 862,000 bushels, I increase. 31,000 bushels. DEP. ACKLEY CAPTURED After a Deeperate Fight With a Po»»e—Ul» Brother Fatally Wounded. Hicksville.,0., August 16.—Dep Ack ley. who almost murdered his twin brother in a duel yesterday and after wards made his escape to the woods, was captured between five ihd six o’clock this morning, after A chase which lasted all night and to-day. He was captured in a cornfield south of a small town named Knoxdale, by a posse. He fought desperately with a knife and club, and before finally over come he succeeded in cutting a man named Backus over the heart. Back us cannot recover. Ackley was not captured until his clothes were torn into shreds and hs had b^n clubbed Into insensibility. Gill Ackley, the brother and victim of the man captured, is still uncon scious. After an examination it was found thaat the carotod artery in the neck had been cut, making a fatal wound. The citizens arc greatly aroused over the afTair. and if Gill dies Dep may be roughly dealt with. A SURPRISE. Governor Crittenden, of Missonri Favors Stoppage of Silver Mining Till the White Metal is Given an Honorable Place. Denver, Co!., August 16.—"It Is a surprise to me.” remarked ex-Go\ernor CrittendenT of Missouri, “that the United States. Mexico, and even, I might say, the South American States, the only silver producing countries of the world, do not combine together and say ‘not an ounce of silver will be mined hereafter tin til the white metal is given an honorable standing by the gold countries,’ Mexico, in spite' of every possible opposition that can possibly be thrown in the way of silver, has improved, is improving, and willl improve in very many way* that will show silver has not lost its merit and its virtue.” The distinguished visitor has just retired from a term of foyr years and two months as Consul General of the United States to the Republic of Mexico. \ -Xr—C LEWIS COUNTY TKAdW^RSa Torn Out Hlg to Aloud the Institute at Weston — Largest Attendance Ever Known. Special to the Register. Weston, W. Va.. August 16.—Two hundred and twenty-five teachers were enrolled this morning at the opening of the Lewis County Teachers’ Insti tute, which convened in the Circuit Court room. This is the largest enrollment evee known in the .history of the county, j It. is being conducted by Prof. Deab), of the West Liberty Normal, and Prof. Foulk, of Peidmont. AN OLD MAN’S CRIME _ Murdered His Nephew and Tried to Co nmit Suicide-—Had Lost His Work. i ~~——““— i SAN FRANCISCO, August 11—John Maeterson, aged 75. shot and killed John Kurran, his nrphtw. and fatally wound ed himself to-day. Kurran Was the pro prietor of a grocery store and employed his uncle a? clerk. A few days ago he discharged the old man. This morning Masterson appeared at the store and nfter a few words with his nephew, drew a pistol and fired three shots at Kurrnn. who fell after the third shot, which took effect In the left breast. Masterson then attempted to kill the youth who had suc ceeded him as clerk, but the latter fled. Masterson then turned the weapon upon himself, Inflicting a fatal wound In his head. , -r> TOM M’CUNE KNOCKED OUT. Buffalo, N. Y.. August 16.—Kid Mc Partland knocked out Tom McCune. of CnTflmhus. Ohio, before the Olympic Athletic Club to-night, after one mih ute of hard fighting. MePartland open ed with a hard right hand swing on the stomach. McCune clasped his hand on his stomach and the crowd yellM "foul,” but the referee ordered the fight to proceed. MePartland landed two short Jabs in the stomach and Mc Cune lay on his back on the floor and writhed around. The house was in an ifprcar. *uit after an examination by a physician, who declared the blows were not foul, the referee declared McPart land the winner. McCune weighed 136and MePartland 137. -o JUSTICE FIELDS LONG SERVICE. Washington. August 16 — Justice Ste phen G. Field, of the United States j Supreme Court, to-day established the j record for longest service on that bench. Until to-day the service of Chief Justice John Marshall had been the longest in the history of the court, cevering thirty-four years. With to day Justice Field s service exceeds that of Marshall. He was appointed In 1863 by President Lincoln, and Is now In his eighty-first year. He has reached the age of retirement, but prefers to remain in active service on the bench and at the Supreme Court rooms it is said there is no present indication that he will retire. -o TO CUT A BIKE RECORD. Special to the Register. Clarksburg. W. Va.. August 16.— ' L. A. Oaleiio. of New York City, ar rived here to-day on a bicycle, after riding four hundred and ninety-six miles. He left this evening for Par kersburg. He is on his way to San Francisco and is making the ride on a wager to reduce the bicycle record. -o EXTERMINATING THE INDTAXSS. Denver. Col., August 15. — Arthur Savage, inventor of the Savage repeat ing rifle, who has Just arrived from Mexico. S8id in an interview to-day: "Mexico is engaged in a destructive war with the Yucatan Indians. The Yucatan tribe has never been subdued by white men and the chances are that/ the conflict will precipitate a war beJ i tween Mexico and Guatemala." fl Joseph Ashe Shoots Isaac Johnson Without Provocation. Johnson and Others Were Play ing Cards in a Barn When Ashe Appeared and Tried to Break Up the Game—Failing . in This Ha Drew a Revolver and Shot John son Dead—The Murderer Escaped to Virginia. Special to the Register. Charles Town, W. Va„ August 16.— Isaac Johnson, a well-known colored man of Franklintown, a village seven miles west of this place, was shot and lustantly killed about six o’clock yes terday evening by Joseph Ashe, a no torious negro tough. Ashe came to Jefferson county from Ixmdoun county, Va. Johnson, in com pany with several associates, was in an old building playing card9 when Ashe appeared at the door and began abusing and cursing the party, and said he would break up the game. He drew a revolver and without any warn ing or provocation whatever shot John son through the head. Ashe imme diately went to Clarke county, V&. A warrant was sworn out before Jus tice Heffleblower and an officer started in pursuit of Ashe, but has not yet found him. The murder^B one of the most cold-blooded over commited In Jefferson county. Justice Hetllblower held an inquest to-day and the Jury * rendered a verdict In accordance with the above facts and imputing thd mur der to Ashe. Several witnessed were put under bond to appear be/ore the grand jury against Ashe. WANTS A DIVORCE. J. B. Fraley Tired of the Wife He Married on Fifteen Minutes Ac quaintance on Sunday. Special to the Rert^Vtf. M j J fl - fl ^T,v , . . ; . ■ H* M. 1 ’ Ms , */!K-• i I - ' :'Q‘' ” .! • ■' .1 <■' ■ ’*; ^ ‘ i! i JBSjgjfw. -tVI/S. ' , ■ ■ ■ i. ■ - i ■. ■ Bii ! Mi v. ■. > . : -/+~t ' w:»s n: 1 ~ . . - u-^B|||||||l \ N IN IQ I I! WEDDDIN'rflHHI Sfx • i.iI :o i in' it• k• l’,\rk< rQniry. W V.i . .Nugui®^ r., „ \i! : I!! 1 < I; i < • '! < i 1 ’! i: • • " T: 1 ■' 11.. ;(irni*■<i <>n Hip Sluliny H ‘ K'-.ii.i runny. * ’ i: i.! * y !< r nii'l Mi ■ 1 yXr'' nr;. ” ^^B-yliyi f; **• '.!■■• .Mi- M i * ■' - • • :i ’nr.'.:!.:' ' ' *: . ■ ' " ?fV ,"’,','':i .lin'Wy’wl.^; meadow. \ mmitim: v ' '"'VEiHII Si>" •: if. ii>. I'.'M'". r.trl-ershlirK. w V;t . \ 11 accident whlrh occurred on the^^^^^ ^ farm, on Indian Foils. Satufd^p A Miss Davis, while looking at a thresh ing machine In operation, had her clothes caught in the machine and she was ground up In a horrible man ner and will die. BURNED BV LIGHTNING. Special to the Register. Caldwell, 0.. August 16.—During an electrical storm in this vicinity last night lightning struck a large barn be longing to Jacob McBride, south of this place. The barn and contents were consumed, entailing a loss of about one thousand dollars, with no Insurance. INCENDIARIES SUSPECTED. Special to the Register. Hunutlngton, W. Va.. August 16.-— The residence of Val. Ilendrecks, r,ear Cox landing, was destroyed by lira last night, while the family was at church. Incendiary Is suspected. MAIL FOR KLONDIKE. Washington, August 16 - w*”™ As sistant Postmaster General flhallenber ger has been notified by telegraph that arrangements were m?de forwarding the mails for the Alaskan gold fields by the steamer Hu®**;,d‘' which sails this evening from HegUie. The Humboldt goes direct.Co Bt, Mictr aels and the mails will be forwarded Immediately to Circle City »nd K'°": dike field. About 300 pound, of Win matter is thus being shipped, together with numerous moneyj’cmittancea. FORCES A TRIAL. Loulsvile. Ky.. August >paHal to the Post from Georgetown, Kjr. says: The Hunter bribery cases w re brought before Judge CantrJM and de tided adversely to Hunter to-day. la other words, the demurrer of the Hon ter side war overrul'd by iD trill, which forces the case to trial. -——o-““ PUDDLERS GET A CUT Reading. Pa . August 1«.-Tbe Rid ing Iron Company’s Oley street roll ing mill resum'd to-day. wltha ear y two hundred hands. It had two month? The puddle™ < a reduction f-^m 12 <0 to f- 40 ton. Srttwr inepf. the Opera Housa p the following observa gather yesterday: 7 a. m. ‘ -J :7 n: Z p. m., 81; <