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President Steyns Letters Show tlie
Uurfflici s Condition
Dislieiirtciied Member of the TrniiN
inn Government Clieereil li lj
the Free Mute Lender Inter en
tlon by IJnrope Mill the Onl Hope
LONDON July IS General Kitchener
has transmitted Important letters found
In Mr Steyns baggage which was cap
tured when the town of Ilcitz was taken
liy General Broadwoods brigade The
first letter Is from State Secretary Reltz
to Sir hteyn It Is dated Hay 10 1901
and records a meeting of the Transvaal
Government with Commandants Bothi
and Viljoen and General Smuts at which
the following points were considered
First Numbers of our bunrghers are
continually surrendering This means
sic more and more to an unsuccessful
termination as the Goernmcnt and olli
cials left without burghers entails a
hcay responsibility on the Government
Second The supply of ammunition is
so nearly exhausted that we shall be un
able to engage the enemy in another big
tight We shad be brought to a state of
hopeless flight and be unable to protect
stock In the Immediate future we shall
be unable to feed the commandos
Third On account of the above the
Government is becoming weaker losing
support and becoming disorganized
Fourth Not only will our nation be
destroyed but It will also be considered
that the leaders erred All hope of a con
tinuation of national settlement will be
Fifth Hitherto the nation and Gov
ernment have awaited the result of Eu
ropean complications and the mission of
deputation The Government feels most
strongly that it is their duty to obtain
definite assurances Having considered
the above thp Government determined to
obtain permission to send a messenger
to President Kruger to point out the ter
rible condition of the country If the re
quest Is refused we will ask an armistice
to ascertain both nations future policy
to end the present state of affairs
We Ieae it to joir to suggest other
solutions bJt you must carefully con
sider that this Government Is convinced
that tln e has passed for us to let matters
drift as at present and that the time has
come to take the final step
Sir Steyn replied on Slay 13 After ac
knowledging the receipt of the letter he
The letter was a great blow to me
A month ago I discussed matters and
your Government cgreed not to ask for
an armistice until things reached the ut
most extremity Shall we obtain an
arirlstlcc I think that nothing has hap
pened to entitle us to an armistice to
obtain the opinion of our nations It Is
true that the Boksburg commando lost
Its laager and that Viljoen was obliged
to burn his and blow tip his Long Tom
but In sDlte of this we have not come
to the last extremity
The Free State has been for four
morths without cannons I also know of
men laying down their arms and officers
becoming cowardly Our ammunition has
long been scarce enough Still some Is
left Ton ask what Is the prospect of a
successful termination I ask what
chance was there for two small Repub
lics when they declared war against the
mighty power of England You will an
swer that we trusted In Gods help
ana foreign Intervention What reason
have we for refusing to place further
reliance In God 1 have seen the last
European papers I firmly bellee that
complications will take place in Europe
within a few months which will gain our
go a fortune
Knowing the leaders of our deputa
tion I cannot believe that they would sit
there without hope of intervention know
ing how we struggle and what we strive
for I know they love their fatherland
sufficiently frankly to ask the British to
end the war if In their oDlnion inter
vention Is hopeless The fact that these
men remain In Europe convinces me that
our cause Is not hopeless
When an armistice comes I shall ask
the opinion of my nation If they refuse
to yield their determination will be mine
also I do not approve sending a mes
senger to Europe It shows our hand I
am deeply hurt that jou have taken this
determination without asking my advice
and that you have acted so hurrle dly If
you have not despatched the messenger
do not do so until I can call my advisers
1 have sent for De Wet He will lie here
next week I will then send you an
You say you are afraid your officers
will be left alone on commando here The
officers may surrender but the burghers
remain steadfast I must point out that
the Free State has not only spent its
blood and money but will have lost Its
freedom trying to help her sister Repub
lic and all reliance of one Afrikander In
another will be destroyed forever It Is
ridiculous to think that when flooded
with the scum of Europe the Afrikander
splilt will remain If we wish to remain
r nation now Is the time to struggle
I hope you received the Natal news
paper stating that SIHner Is going nomi
nally on leave the truth being that ho
Is not allowed a free hand In a later
English newspaper I have seen that he
and Kitchener canpot pull together I
enclose a cutting from the Natal Wit
ness which sajs The public mind In
Ergland Is getting very uneasy about
Sjuth Africa There are possibilities that
we are not at liberty to mention I al
low these things to convince me that we
shall be destroying all hope for our na
tion if we now surrender
Brothers stand fast take courage to
your disheartened burghers I have re
ceived verbal information that Comman
dant HaasbroecK Ins engaged the En
glish driving them back thrice As soon
ns I can call a council I will send a reply
Do not take further steps until you hear
from vney
Xo Go Hack to the TrailKwuil on
Ansciifct IO
LONDON July IS In the House of
Commons this afternoon Secretary Cham
berlain stated that Sir Alfred Slllner
Governor of the Tratsvaal and Orange
River Colonj would return to South
Africa on August 10
Stinitiruck II nt GreenoeU
GREENOCK July 18 Shamrock II ar
rived here from Govan todjy She will
go Into drydock on the morning tide to
be fitted out with her ketch rig for crossing-
the Atlantic
ffl2 to naltimore nnd Return Vlu
II A Miturdnj nnd siiuln
July SO and 21 tickets good lor return until
following Monday Good on all trains cxiept
Ilea si Limited
17 To Clilcnico d Return 117
Vln lenliHlvniilit Huilmiiil
Account llai tist ounjr People Union tieicfj
i 11- w 91 n llmlfisl In 10
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u to AUffUSl Zl on pa merit 01 juc eoou
or via uuniio
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Mr llrjnn rlNciiHe the iuentinn In
The Commoner
LINCOLN Xeb July IS Why not a
Southern man for president or Vice Presi
dent in 19047 Is the suggestion of Sir Bry
an In an editorial in this weeks Com
moner This is take l here as an Indlca
tlim of Sir Bryans favorable view of W
J Stone of Stlssouri for a place on the
ticket He sajs
For a quarter of a century the South
ern States have been ignored in the se
lection of candidates The Republicans
have had but few white Republicans In the
South and the Democrats of the South
have voluntarily renounced their claims
out of fear that they might embarrass
the ticket Ccrtalnlv we are far enough
away from tho civil war and the pas
sions aroused by that contlict are suffi
ciently cooled to permit a Southern man
to aspire to either the Presidency or the
Vice Presidency Even before the Span
ish war called Into the volunteer army
both Feeleral and Confederate the South
had earned Its right to be consldeic d a
part of the Union but surely the com
mingling of the sons of those who wore
the blue and the sons of those who wore
the grej Mind their service side by side
at Santiago and at Slanila ought to
those who have thought it unwise
to place a Southern man on the ticket
Slavery has gone never to be lestored
and the Democracy now dominant both
North and South comes nearer to the
ideals of Jefferson and Lincoln than does
the commercialism of Hanna or the im
perialism of Roosevelt It is not time jet
to select candidates for 1901 but when the
time arrives the Democratic voters should
see to it that the platform represents
their wishes and that the candidates fit
the platform
If some one living south of the Slason
and Dixon line is chosen for either the
first or second position on the ticket his
place of residence will not weaken him
not even though he be an ex-Confederate
soldier We have engaged in a
mighty struggle acalnst plutocracy and
we need the whole nation to pick from
when we select our standard bearers
Slerit not sections should determine the
nomination fidelity to principles not
locality Ehould control
Cropf Ruined mill 31miy PerNonN
IleDdereil HonieIen
SHANGHAI July 190210 a m The
excessive rains continue and great dam
age has already been done Slany persons
have been rendered homeless and the
crops have own ruined
Prince Chun brother of the Emperor
who Is golnz to Germany on a mission
of atonement for the murder of Baron
vtVn Ketteler the German SHrIster has
been cordially received here both by the
foreign consul anil by the Chinese res
Tnvnnj lulv in In llie House of i
would be set aside for the pavment of
indemnities tq thelites He added how
ever that negotiations on this subject
were progressing
PEIC1N July IS An edict Just lssuea
A CouprntiiIntor McsHiitrc on
IleutMehlandi Trip
HAMBURG July IS Emperor William
has sent the following telegram to the
directors of the Hamburg American line
Bravo Deutschland It was an excel
lent performance hitherto unaccomplish
ed by any ship In the world Honor to tho
builders of the oft proved Vulcan yard
Honor to the crew Slay both carry their
glory worthily over seas I rejoice that
tho ship Is called Deutschland
A Chiimher of Deputies Committee
Vote for 14n Abolition
PARIS July IS The Budget Committee
of the Chamber of Deputies has voted to
abolish the French Embassy to the Vati
Hope SOW Enterfillneil in London
for IIIk Iteeoverj
LONDON July IS Sir Tchertkoff
Count Tolstoys representative In London
has received a despatch stating that there
has been an appreciable Improvement In
the counts condition and that there is
hope of his recovery
Coiv eiitloii In Mill Frnuclnco
Ioriiuill Deelareil Ojien
worth 1a ague opened Its convention Urday
111 Mechanics Pavilion a great audience
being present Dr Thomas Filbcn Chair
man of the General Committee called the
convention to order and expressed his
gratification over the fact that thousands
of members from all parts of the coun
try had crossed the continent with no
serious mishaps
Governor Gage made the address of
welcome and Sfcoor Phelan spoke in be
half of the city The welcome of the
Methodist Church of California was ex
tended by Bishop Hamilton and by the
Rev U C Simmons of Woodland When
addresses of welcome had been concluded
the convention adjourned until evening
At the pavilion tonight a twentieth
century melting vvnsJield
Oeenn Meiimnhli Movemc iitH
NEW YORK July 18 Arrived Sardin
ian Glasgow Olhla Slarsellles Albano
Hamburg Arrived out Deutschland
from New- York at Hamburg Servla
from New York at Liverpool Alter from
New York at Naples
12 To IIallmViHriiiiiI Ite fli
turn Vln leiin lvnnlu Itnllrniid
Ticket on bale Saturday and Sunday July 0
and SI good to return until Monday July 22
All trjin LXtrpt Couretoional Limited
The Depni tment Limited n luls
fast train or Chesapeake Heath Z p m
Softest Yellow loplur 1 eentH
from TiwCi by Libbcy A Co
Earl Kncll Condemned to Three
Months in Holloway Fail
Plendeil Guilty of Illcnnir on the
Advice of 111m Cotuitel I lie AccilM
eil Miiiin AildrcKN in the limine of
LunlK Quaint Uptakes Followed
LONDON July IS Earl Russell who
was charged with bigamy for having
married Slollie Somerville in Nevada aft
er securing an American divorce the va
lidity of which was questioned today
pleaded guilty before his peers on the ad
vice of counsel He was sentenced to
three months imprisonment In Holloway
Earl Russell in pleading guilty made
a speech which was almost inaudible to
the members of the press He said he
had pleaded guilty on the advice of his
counsel but he did not wish It to be sup
posed that he Intended to cast any re
flection upon his solicitor who had been
most devoted He had been told that he
was mistaken in supposing that he had
a defence but he- thought hes had ac
quired a proper and sufficient domicile In
Nevada for the purposes of the decree
and the righteousness of the marriage He
had remained In Nevada eight months to
obtain the decree mid domicile but he
was told he was mistaken
On his return to Great Britain the first
countess Instituted suit for divorce He
was anxious to defend this suit He took
legal advice on the subject anel was in
formed that he could not defend the suit
with any prospect of success as he could
not establish his American domicile to
the satisfaction of an Englli h court
When he returned from the United States
he did not suppose that he had broken
the criminal law by marrying SIlss Som
Ninety nine persons out of a hun
dred the earl said would not know that
a second marriage In a foreign State was
punishable as bigamy in Great Britain
still less that a second marriage which
was valid in Nevada could be made the
subject of prosecution In England
The earl went on to state that he was
now only awaiting until the dissolution of
his former marriage became Jegul in order
to remarry the lady who went through
the ceremony of marriage with blm In
Nevada He said he was not alone In the
misapprehension regarding the criminal
effect of a marriage under these circum
stances So great an authority asSir Wil
liam Reynell Anson had stated that mur
der vas the only offence that could be
committed outside the Jurisdiction of the
court that was punishable within such
Earl Russell declared that there was
much that he would like to explain to
their lordships but he was not Justified
in doing so as he had pleaded guilty He
Commons this afternoon Viscount referred to what he called his unfortunate
borne Under Secretary for Foreign I first marriage which was contracted
fairs said some difficult had arisen in J M he was only twenty three years old
t 10 iininn nf rertjln rev- land without experience or Judgment Ho
enues In China which it was regarded added that he had aceiulred Judgment with
bitter experience
The earl stated that he had mistaken
the law In regard to the validity of di
vorce and thus was amenable to the
criminal law of Great Britain He con-
approves the semiannual payment on tho eluded by stating that he left his case
English loan on the northern rallwavs to the Judgment of their lordships asking
whatever indulgence they saw lit to give
which amounts to 10000 and Is due by
The nnd temper of Larl Russell a
h ni f Juiv LI nunc Chang has tone
been hcsitatinglabout paying this speh created a great Impression
J The trial rjinllii rommenccd In the
ment and seems to favor tne idea 01 al
lowing the Hongkong Bank to foreclose
the mortgage
Should this happen the railway will be
come English property The Chinese
reallre the difficulty of raising the money
to reimburse the English for rebuilding
the railway which was destroyed last
There is an impression that the Slan
churian question Has been shelved it Is
still Important however as Russia will
insist on soma convention with China
on this matter when the foreign troops
evacuate north China and the Court is
re established at Fckln The dominance
of the Russians rwas clearly shown re
cently when they arrested and turned
back two Englishmen one of whom was
Colonel Powell the British representa
tive on Field Slarshal Count von Walder
sees staff
really peers
ordinary parliamentary chamber where
their lordships assembled fully robed The
chancellor occupied the woolsack and
ten judges sat facing the peers usual
seats Behind the Lord Chancellor stood
the Norroy King of Arms In brilliant her
aldic costume Near the clerks table
stood the Gentleman Usher of the Black
Rod bearing a long white wand some
ten ftet In length This was the emblem
of olhce of the Lord High Steward con
fetred by a royal commission u ider let
ters patent upon the Lord Chancellor
The proceedings commenced with pray
er Then the Gentleman Ubher of the
Black Rod formally delivered the wand
to the Lord Chancellor who returned It
The Lord Chanee llor then read the KlnKs
commission Next the Deputy Garter
King of Arnu called the roll of peers
who had given notice of thtjr Intention
to attend the trial No peers of the royal
blood were present
The Lord Chancellor then moved an
adjournment to the royal gallery The
Norroy King of Arms then marbhaled
the peers in due order The Judges filed
out first making obeisance to the Lord
Chancellor Then followed In order the
lowest ranks going first barons bishops
viscounts earls marquises and dukes
marching by twos Iord Salisbury was
the next in the procession He did not
walk with the marquises but alone in
vlrtueof his olllce of Privy Seal Then
came the Archblhop of Canterbury and
the Archbishop of York followed b the
sergeant-at-arms Norroy King of Arms
with the sceptre and the Gentleman Uher
of the Black Rod bearing the white wand
Finally cfme Lord Halsbury Lonl High
Steward All told the- memliers of the
court and their retinue numbered about
When seated the court had an air of
great dignitv and imprcsslveness as well
as plcturesqueness The Immense quan
tity of ermine scarlet and gold lace on
the robes of the peers was relieved he re
and there by the blacker robes and wigs
of the clerks the Norroy King of Arms
tabard and the lawn sleeves of the
Bishops Altogether It was a glowing
sea of variegated color constituting a
most effective picture framed as It was
In the magnificent chambers which were
illuminated by the sunlight streaming
through the stained glass windows on
which shone the heraldic devices of Great
Britains Kings
When all had been seated silence was
demande d Oyez oyez recited one of
the clerks our sovereign lord the King
strictly charges and commands all man
ner of persons to keep silence on pain of
The Clerk in Chancery then on bendtd
knee delivered the Kings commission for
holding the trial to the Lord Chancellor
who In turn handed It on to the Clerk In
Kings Bench who was albo kneeling
Then the Lord Chancellor said
Ixt all be uncovered while the com
mission is read
God save the King shouted the offi
cial when the reading was completed A
white staff wus then handed to Lord
Halsbury who ordered the Indictment
read White this was being done Earl
Russell cool and colected without his
robes and attired In a grey frock suit
efilered the gallery In charge of Hon Ed
ward Lyulph Stanley Ms solicitor Wil
liam S Robson K C ind the Yeoman
Usher of the Black Rod ihey remained
outside the barrier which shut off that
jlieelnl Sleeper for Ileer Park
Via II 4 0 It It on train leailnit MaJilnrfton
110 a m Saturday nlghtis and return on train
leaving Deer Park 1201 a rn buritiilf iuKhLi
FlniiM IluHlneMia ciiIIckc Mth and IC
UusineM Shorthand 1 pc riling a a jiur
e W I IToorK 1JIIM1 t
caeii It Inch at olu and X Y av 9S
portion of the chamber which formed the
court of law
Then the clerk cried John Francte
Stanley Earl Russell come forth and
surrender vour ball or forfeit your rec
ognizances There was a pause for a
moment and then on an order from the
Lord High Steward Gen Sir SltchacI
Iilddulph Gentleman Usher of the Black
Rod wearing the Victoria Cross and with
medals bedecking his uniform proceeded
from a point near the throne seat to the
barrier which was raised as Earl Russell
surrendered himself On reaching the
seat allotted to him Earl Russell rest
ing his hands on the table made an obei
sance three times Then he remained In
that position with hlshead bowed low
Lord Russell said the Lord High
Steward and the accused man raised his
head and stood erect voujarc indlcteel
and the Indictment has Just been read
Before Earl Russell couid reply Sir
Robson his counsel Interposed an objec
tion He said the crime was local and De
longed exclusively to the Jurisdiction of
the place and country where It had been
The Lord Chancellor would not accept
this contention
Earl Russell then said
I am advised to plead guilty
At 130 their lordships retired to con
sider the sentence They returned at 143
and announced that Earl Russell was
guilty and fixed the sentence at three
mnths imprisonment In Holloway jail
By pleading guilty and being declared
guilty of the offence charged Earl Russell
loses the right to sit and vote In
House of Lords but he retains lils
title For a felony or for a bankruptcy
a peer loses his privileges on the floor of
the House but only when convicted of
high treason does ha forfeit his title of
After the sentence was pronounced Sirs
Somerville rose and looked somewhat
agitatedly toward Earl Russell who
smiled and beckoned to her whereupon
she Joined him and left the building by
the grand staircase with him and the
lioman Usher of the BlackRod Captain
Butler Then the Norroy King of Arms
cried Oyez oyez our sovereign Jord
the King has strictly charged and com
manded all manner of persons here pres
ent to depart henco In peace with God
and our sovereign lord the King for
his lordship tne High Steward of Great
Britain now intends to dissolve this
The Gentleman Usher of the THacfe Rod
then approached the Lord High Steward
and on bended knees hamlert him the
wand which his lordship snapped across
his knees with considerable difficulty
after several attempts the wand being
of stout ash The procession then filed
out In Tevere order to Its entrance
The paper generally condemn the con
tinuance of the tradition by which such
a travesty as the Russell trial Is In
curred They deplore the waste of time
and money Involved In the cumbrpus and
theatrical ceremonial and hope tfiat this
trial will be the last of Its -kind
A Hill o Be Introduced In the
IIhM Upper IlouHe
LONDON July IS It Is stated that a
bill IntlUentlally backed will be Intro
duced in the House of Lords next session
abolishing the trial of peers by peeraln
case of felony
It Is reported that a petition la the
Home Secretary Is being orfsuj ed to ask
for Earl Russells Immediate release The
movement Is based on the vlevthat his
offence is virtually a technical one and
It did not demand more than a nominal
Some lawyers deplare that If he had
bjen tried at the Old Bailey the extreme
penalty Imposed on him would have been
a days Imprisonment
lnfernnl 3Inehinc Injures n
HrooLIii A Clerk
NEW YORK July IS Some one sent an
Infernal machine to John j Kletchka a
clerk In the Brooklvn board of Dubllc
improvements this morning and when It
was 6ptned by Edgar Sehjoeder a fel
low clerk It exploded and blew off Schroc
ders left hand What xrcjs left of the
member had to be amputated Kletchka
whose maiming or death wab intended
was standing by at the time but he es
caped with only a knockdown and a few
cuts from living gfass
A short time after tho explosion the po
lice arrested Benjamin Rosenbioom an
other clerk In the olfice go suspicion of
naving been tne sender ine oniy evi
dence against him Is really nothing but
the lilmslest suspicion and it came from
the fact that Posenhloom Jeft the room
when Sihroeder beg in to open the pack
age containing the machine There is evi
dence to show that Rosenbioom anil
Kletchka had a slight quarrel a week
before last but It was so light as scarce
ly to afford a motive for attempted mur
Kletchka Is a draftsman He works
In a room on the eighth floor of t Jef
ferson Building on Court Square near
Tulton Strict The other draftsmen In
addition to Schrotdci who work inthese
offices are Rosebloom and James J
Jacobs This morning the postman
brought to the building on his first trip
a small package
The package was turned over to Kletch
ka by the elevator boy who received It
from the postman Kletchka at first
thought he was the victim bf a practical
Joke He recalled a Joko he had played
on Jacobs by sending him a telephone
message to go to the coroners office the
other night and he suspected that Ja
cobs was trying to gtt evon
Look at this Jumping tack that Ja
cobs has sent me he said to Rosen
bloom as he showed him the package
It looks as If It had lead pencils In It
replied Rosenbioom who then left the of
fice saying mat ne had to go downstairs
to get some atlas sheets to use In his
work Kletchka was unabt to open the
cutting the paper away from the rim
showing where the stopper was Joined to
the- rest of the tube When he had done
this he began turning thi stopper back
ward and forward There was a clicking
sound such as might be riafle when wind
ing a watch or scratching a m itch on
Look out said Klctchk Jokingly It
may contain dynamite As he finished
speaking tUere was a terrific explosion
Kletchka fell to the floor Manned
Schroedcr was thrown against one of the
drawing tables blinded amj half uncon
scious for the moment Kletchka got to
his feet In 1 moment and saw Schroeder
standing by the table swinging his left
arm wildly about him Blood was all over
the room In two mimUt i Roundsman
Yost of the Adams Street police station
came and ho made a tourniiiuel that les
sened the flow of blood lhe ambulance
from the Brooklyn Hospital did not ar
rive for almost half an hour and mean
while Schroeder was In danger of bleed
ing to death
II A O Weeli nnd Cimutrj 1rlfia
Ticket ftold Saturdays and bumlat fcr return
until follonlng1 Momlay at reduced rates from
WablilnKton to fharlrfitoun Kri Jemk Annapo
lis Junction and Intermediate pulntfa
150 Mieelul Snttirdiiy Trip Jf130
To Od Point Norfilk Va Beutli Ocean Vleu
and Newport eu via NorfulMand Waaliintrtun
btearnrr Saturday 130 p in iounil trip 3 SO
Aevv Mllimlex bentIIl
020 oizc by llbuey Oo
The Steei Strike Leader Fighting
a Resumption of Work
Combntini the Attempt to Start the
Sheet 11111 nt WellHville Ohio
nnLiiion Men Slay He Used No
ChmiKe In the Genernl Outlook
centre of interest In the steel strike was
shifted suddenly toilay to Wellsvllle
Word was sent from Vandergrift Pa
That the American Sheet Steel Company
intended to man the idle mill here with
non union men from the mills there
This information was quickly sent to
Shaffer at Pittsburg and last night he
notified the strikers that he would be
down from Pittsburg to hold a meeting
The mill was started up this morning
with about forty men ten of them being
workmen who Joined the association only
a few- days ago At noon when the work
men knocked off for luncheon representa
tives of the Amalgamated Association
made the statement that the ten men had
reconsidered their action of the morning
nnd had decided to stay out of the mill
It was not hard to get u big audience
for the meeting which wos announced to
be for the workmen and citizens general
ly Only fcur milts from Wellsvllle Is
the E ist Liverpool with its hundreds of pot-
fc j uiciduvea uvtr on tne v esc Vir
ginia side of the Ohio River Is the town of
Chester containing many workingmen
Hundreds in both towns knocked off work
and came here Business men of Wells
vllle showed an Interest In the meeting
and many attended Workingmen from
Steubcnville and Wheeling W Va also
came down on the trains
The meeting was held In the City Hall
John Slorgan trustee of the Amalgamated
Association met President Shaffer at the
station took him to the hall and intro
duced him President Shaffer began by
counseling good order and urging the
men to keep away from drink He con
There is no doubt that the capitalists
are as desirous to see this trouble settled
as we are to have It ended They have
much at stake but they will keep within
the bounds of the law I want the people
of Wellsvllle now to know what this fight
is and who are their opponents Just be
fore the last conference we had with the
cmplovers In Pittsburg our national trus
tee John Slorgan was called with me
Into a private conference with those rep
resenting the United States Steel Cor
poration and we wire plainly told that
we did not understand the magnitude of
the work we were about to undertake
We were told that the United States Steel
Coloration had In reserve a fighting
fund of J2OOO0OOCO or ns lwas put to us
a reserve to bolster up the stocks of that
corporation should there be trouble with
the workers
This vas no Idle boast It now seems
for last week livestocks of the Steel Cor
poration went down and now they have
been sent up again showing the world
that afleast part of the 200000000 has
been put Into circulation to uphold the
stock Slen of Wellsvllle jour work Is a
grand one no matter if you do nothing
more You have succeeded In forcing
from the safes a great part of this im
mense number of millions It Is now In
circulation and all we have- to do is to
ptand back and let it work
You have earned a vacation and must
take It You have earned the millions
which they are now spending to hold up
their stock If the mills in Wellsvllle re
main Idle for a short time some political
leaders will have something to say Busi
ness men too will have something to say
and well win
The meeting adjourned to convene again
There were three of the mills In the
works running D S Brookman the
manager said he could havo had more
men to go on the midnight turn but he
was not yet ready for them He professes
confidence in soon being able to run the
mill on full time
PITTSBURG July 18 There has been
little if any change In the strike situa
tion here The Painter the
and the Clarke mills of the
American Steel Hoop Company are still
practically Idle although teveral sets of
rolls at the Clarko works are in opera
tion The strikers have- been hoping that
the men at the Duncansvlllc plant of the
hoop company will go out on strike but
the despatches from them are uncertain
with the strong probability that the em
ployes will remain faithful to their con
tracts with the company
Reports from the various deputies of the
Amalgamated Association stated that the
strike sentiment was spreading Lake
side Lodge of Illinois wired that the men
in the plants of the Illinois Steel Com
pany had voluntarily assessed themselves
one days waces In each week to support
the strike this being In addition to the
regular lodge strike assessment
A manufacturer gave It today as his
opinion that no movement to start the
idle plants would be tried bv the com
bines for at least two weeks The work
ers however Insist that the demand for
Iron steel and tin Is so urgent that the
Inanufacturers must resume -is early as
possible and that as- It is Impossible to
secure skilled men elscvvjiere negotiations
will be opened with the workers soon
The Scriintolt Mnehlntslr
Iletiirn ti AVorl
SCRANTON Pa July IS It is believed
hero that the strike of the machinists in
the Lackawanna shops In this city will be
declared off tomorrow and that the men
will then return to work at once provided
the company is w filing to take them back
which is regarded as assured The re-
pacKage witnout a knife and asked tllrn of he machinists w
Schroedcr for his The latter thereupon I -
of the st
nftvrel tn onen it for him ni in lv abandonment
III also mean the
trike of the car
builders although there Is no assurance
that all of them will get their old places
The company now has at work at tho
shops n6arly all the men that It needs
nnd only so many of the old men will be
restored to places as tho necessities of the
company require So far as the car build
ers were concerned it was apparent a
week ago the cause was lost but up to
a day or so ago the machinists had hopes
that they would lie able to win out
The company Is known to be badly In
need of repair work on Its engines and
the decision of the machinists to return
fi tlilr ntires will nn ilollhf be welrnmA
meeting this morning at which It was
expected that hey would declare the
strike off That they did not do so Is
To llnlTnlo mill Return tio
l leniiN l 1111I11 Itiillroml
Pan uu near rxHwilion excursion will leave
V aoltuutQll 7 0 J in TuesLv July i ai riv
ing Hulfjlo to p 111 Titkcls koo1 on nil trams
rctuminir wiclun Hven tajs lucluihn dute if
tate sjmllar extursiuiw lul 3t August fi 15 2t
27 September 3 II 17 ami Hi
Department llniit il lenves 5 11 111
fur Cluisitiale lltacli latt train No stops
New llniUe MdliiKT FI t
cmy per 100 ft at Ctli anl N ale
n5 ibed to the fact that the attendance
w is much less than had been anticipated
Adjournment was finally had until to
morrow morning when If the attendance
U as desired it Is expected that a formal
decision to return to work will be
ViuiNiinl Interest Token In the Itnn
tlon In Frnnee
PARIS July Is The steel strike in the
United States Is being watched with a
good deal of interest in France A few
J ears ago an affair of this kind would have
passed unnoticed here but Fra f has
slowly awakened to the Importances of in
dustrial quarrels and has watched these
troubles in foreign countries Strikes In
America arouse especial interest because
of the development of American trade of
late jears which is now threatening to
overwhelm the European markets
The Tempi today devotes an editorial
artiste to the steel strike In America In
which It points out that the strikers must
largely depend for their success on the
effect the strike will have on Wall StreeL
The paper says
It is somewhat piquant to observe that
the workmen are reiving upon the oscilla
tions of the markets and the fears of
the great operators In stocks who cannot
see unmoved a slump In prices
The Temps concludes that the com
panies will ultimately yield to the de
mands of the men rather than witness an
indefinite prolongation of a struggle which
will cost millions every week especially
when they are probably lacking In sym
pathy from Wall Street
United Jllnc Workcm Ordered
Stay nt Their UollerH
mining officials consider the deathblow
to the strike of the firemen was dealt this
afternoon when theTJnlteeISIne Workers
Exccutiv e Committee for the entire district
where the strike Is now on ordered all
firemen who are United Sline Workers to
return to work There are few of them
in the Wilkesbarre region where the fire
men belong to the International Brother
hood of Stationary Firemen but 70 per
cent In the Scranton region and 100 per
cent In the Hazelton Shamokin and
Slount Carmel region belong to the mine
workerss union
The order while not affecting the strik
ers here Kill prevent a continuation of
the strike in the Scranton region and will
forestall the order for the firemen in the
Hazleton Shamokin and Slount Carmel
region to go on strike tomorrow and Sat
urday The officials of the strikers here
not expecting such a sweeping action
were momentarily stunned but since have
gotten tongue and declare that tlilj fire
men who are ordered back to work will
join the firemens union and those of the
United Sline Workers who are still at
wotk will be rapidly organized into the
union now on strike
The mining officials say however this
cannot be done readily and that if it Is
they can fib the pHces of the strikers
without trouble as Ions as the mine
workers keep their agreement to remain
at work
The other developments of the day
were also against the firemen Thre
were few additional recruits in the-Scranton
district despite the presence there of
State President Slullahy and several offi
cers They went back there tonight ami
are trying to get the men to go out In
this valley the Susquehanna Coal Com
pany successfully started two of its col
lieries at Nontlcokeand worked all day
with a full force The Lehigh Valley
Coal Company shut down its Slaltby
mlne owing to lack of steam There a
crowd of men and boys stoned the non
union men and armed Coal and Iron po
lice had to be sent to protect them
This evening non union men at Sugar
Notch w ere stoned by a crowd of boys
but none was hurt Coal and Iron Po
lice will be placed by the companies on
guard at I places where there is any
fear of diii rbanccs
President Slullahy tonight Issued a
statement declaring the firemen In the
Hazleton district would go on strike at
7 oclock In the morning and In the Slount
Carmel and Shamokin districts at 3
oclock on Saturday He said ho expects
the engineers to go on a sympathetic
strike on Saturday
A llnn In Alnhnmn to Prevent Them
Prom Iloldlnu Office
deal of enthusiasm was aroused In the
Constitutional Convention this morning by
an amendment providing that only white
men shall hold office in Alabama Sev
eral able lawyers made speeches sustain
ing Its constitutionality
Judge Coleman Chairman of the Com
mittee on Suffrage said that committee
had carefully considercel the question and
believed it to be constitutional As twen
ty of the ablest lawvers here are on that
committee It caused many to favor the
exclusion of all colored races from office
The amendment was ordered printed and
lies over It has assumed sudden promi
nence as one of the means of elminating
the negro from politics and Is growing In
favor Senator Morgan first suggested it
The CensiiH Miovvh Iesa Hum In
ISIItl Hit More Jupnnese
The Census Bureau yesterday made the
following report In regard to the Chinese
and Japanese population of the United
States for
A prellmmiry statement of the Chinese
population derived from the returns of
tho Twelfth Census shows that there
are approximately tvzvj cninese in me
mil Territories this division containing
-WW Japanese In 19J0 as against 1559 in
i 1W
Tiinre Is a verv large Japanese popula
tion in the Hawaiian Islands the num
ber in 1903 lielng Mlil as against 13120 In
1SW There are 263 Japanese reported In
Alaska in 190O as ngnlnst perhaps a sere
or more only in 190
st 1 1 special Piiii Amerleiiii 12por4l
tion ieurKlons to lliiffnlo vlu II
n train leavup Washington 7 cvs a m arming
Buffalo 0 20 p 111 Jul 25 Siimlai evmrsion
July o
V- S VJj x
Price One Cent
Opening of the FosburRli Trial a
Disappointment to 3Iaiiy
The Stnte Pnlls to Urine Oat Any
thing Stnrtllne In Its Opening A
Vlult lo the Scene of the TrnKedy
Dr Paildoek Telia of n StruRxIe
PJTTSFIELD Slass July lS In one
days session of court a ulunce was made
the very heart of the case of the
State against Robert Stewart Fosburgh
charged with manslaughter In the killing
of his sister Slay aged eighteen years on
the 20th of August last In getting a Jury
many of the lightning records of New
Jersey were beatin From the time tho
first candidate for the Jury box was
sworn and everything ready to begin tho
trial It was just twenty thrco minutes
The rest of the- forenoon session was
devoted to the opening of the case for
the State and to a visit on the part at
the Jury to the house occupied by the
Fosburgh family where the shooting of
Slay Fosburgh took place
In the afternoon two important wit
nesses were examined or rather partially
examined for the last one was still on
the stand under direct examination when
court adjourned for the day
There was a dense crowd composed
largely of women In the courtroom and
in ail this group there was but one som
bre figure that of Sirs Fosburgh senior
The entire Fosburgh family came In to
gether and took their seats within tho
railings and In a little semicircle back
of their counsel
In two respects todays developments In
the trial disappointed many of the people
It disappointed those who anticipated
that the opening of the State would glvo
at least some hint of the big surprise
which It is assumed the prosecution must
have In reserve and it disappointed those
who expected to hear some startling tes
timony from Dr Paddocn
Indeed it was believed that It would
be through Dr Paddock that the much-talked-of
surprise would be brought out
Rumor was yesterday that the State was
going to prove that pt 1 oclock In tho
morning Slay Fosburgh had been dead for
hours and furthermore that when Dr
Paddock got there soon after the tragedy
members of the family made statements
to him which practically made the bur
glary theory Impossible But Dr Paddoclc
testified to none of these things
The four challenges to which both sides
collectively were entitled were made
and the four vacant places left were even
more quickly filled by Judge Stevens
brisk handling of candidates It was just
913 oclock when the first Juror was
called It was 942 when the Jury was
sw orn
When Sir Hammond was ready to be
gin hi3 opening address Judge Stevens
stayed the proceedings fora moment and
told the juryman that they would be per
mitted to go where they chose in the in
tervals when court was not In session
In making use of this liberty the court
gave them the usual instructions as to
refraining from discussing the case and
he especially warned them not to read
newspaper accounts of the trial
Jlr Hammond n his opening addrtu
revealed so little that was rfew that peo
ple marveled that there -had been so
much secrecy when after all common
rumors had guessed so much as to cer
tain things at least that the police
were working on
On the wall next to the Jury there were
tacked a number of plans of the
house After explaining In gen
eral terms to the jury the meaning of
these plans and the bearing they had on
the points the State proposed to prove
Sir Hammond said that Robert S Fos
burgh killed his sister Slay T Fos
It will be claimed by the State that Rob
ert commonly called Bert had excep
tional opportunity and could be the only
one that could and did fire the fatal shot
If he wishes to state tht it was an un
avoidable accident he will tell vou said
the District Attorney The Common
wealth will show that It was he who did
tho shooting and need not show the mo
tive The Government will claim that he
shot his sister with the revol
ver that he had just purchased for some
unknown reason Something happened in
that hous that night Were the father
and son fighting when the shot was
fired queried the District Attorney
The evidence gathered by the Govern
ment he said will show that prior to
the killing of Slay Tosburgh there were
no strangers In the house no burglars
there no enemy had entered into It
At the conclusion of the opening by Sir
Hammond which lasted one hour and a
half the court took a recess until 2 oclock
to enable the jurymen to visit the Fos
burgh house In the custody of court offi
cers and accompanied by counsel from
both sides to view the scene of tho trag
edy The taking of testimony illd not
begin until the opening of court at 2
oclock for the afternoon session
The first witness was A A Forbes tho
civil engineer who made the plans of tho
Fosburgh house and surroundings His
testimony was purely technical and per
functory although on cross examination
Sir Joyners persistent questions brought
out that Sir Forbes had only made part
of the plans and thit he had depended
upon hearsay testimony as to the others
being correct
Dr Paddock was then called He testi
fied to being called to the Fosburgh house
on the night of the tragedy He reached
the house at 220 oclock in the morning
United States proper as against 107473 ltnin bedroom She was dead and In
In 1S90 Of the approximate nurawr or hP nlrrhtzown which was saturated with
Chlnefp In 1900 about C00 or 75 per jooli 1 jH body showed none of the rigor
cent are cuiuumu itv wravm ii
sion of States and Territories as against
WS4I or 9 per cent lr 1V9J There were
72472 Chinese In California alone In 1S9
but this number has been reduced in
IHjO to 4375
There has been a loss since 1S90 of
abut 29100 Chinese In the western divis
ion of States and Territories and a
net loss for the United States proper of
over 17500 The States and Territories
outside of the western division show as a
whole a gain since 1N of about 11 505 Chi
nese Be ldes the Chinese population in
the United States proper the Twelfth Cen
sus shows 8116 Chinese In Alaska in 19J0
as against 2S Mongolians chiefly Chi
nese at the census of 1S9i and 2j7i7 Chi
nese In Hawaii In 1900 as against 16212
in lvO
There -has been a remarkable Increase
In the number of Japanese In the United
States since W the prolimlnarv figures
of the present census showing a total for
the Unlte1 Stat s proper of about
news to them The machinists held u
as ngalnst 0J In aSOO
and found Slay Fosburgh lying Just
of death and only her hands and forehead
were cold The witness saw vir fos
burgh sr liad a terribly swollen ear and
a verv bad bruise on the side of tho
head Sir Fosburgh told him about tho
Witness testified that he had seen Sirs
Fosburgh sitting quietlj at the foot of tho
bed He noticed that she had a bruise on
the neck The nightgown worn by SIlss
Tosburgh on the night she was killed was
then produced ami the witness pointed
out to the jury where the bullet had en
tered Illustrating by putting the night
gown on Sir Crosby and designating
where the ball had entered and Its direc
tion He testified that the nightgown had
been washed for two hours to get tho
blood out of it and thus he had discov
ered the powder ftiiis around tho bullet
Witness testified that young rosburg1
had told Mm the revolver he owned add
which was missing since the tragedy was
a Harrington 32 cnlibre and Dr Paddock
1 identified a iit tol snown to mm as one
The Japanese clement in isw 13 of that sume calibre and make and
iraieti 11 u vcau11 iivt cuiva
tlfied It further as one with which he had
made experiments
Counsel for the defence entered a vig
orous eibjcction to the admission of the
doctors testimony as to the result of
these experiments After considerable dis
cussion the objection whs sustained
This practicallj closed the proceedings
for the day and the court adjourned un
til 9 oclock tomorrow morning
Ciitel the Deimrtmenl Limited
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