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THE REPUBLICANS BLAMED
Shaffer Tuts the Onus of Ending
the Strike on the Party
If It Wlnheil He IleclnrCK the Ail
inliilntrntlon Conlil Curb the Tower
of the Trutttx The Jliiniifnctur
crx Amuw Uurllcr MiitenicntM
PITTSBURG July 21 Theodore Shaf
fer President of the Amalgamated Asso
ciation issued a statement tonight and
the three trusts which he is lighting gave
out a reply to an amser which ShalTcr
made to a statement by Warner Arms
Outside of these developments tho sltui
tion shows no change In Pittsburg Shaf
fer was busy receiving reports from his
organizers In McKecsport and it is claim
ed that the mills of the National Tube
Wcrks there have been organized In
fact the strikers say that within torts -eight
hours they will hae mo e than
half of the skilled workmen then ciun
ized into the association Mr Shaffer has
said several times he would call out the
men In the four other trusts in the United
States Steel Corporation If necessary to
the welfare of the strike and it is be
lived from the actlvit tae union is dls
plavlng in McKcesport that the Natl nal
Tube Companys plants tlure will be the
first to feel the effects of ehiffers pollcj
if he should decide to advance toward a
gtneral strike
In an Inter lew tonight Shaffer said he
was well satisfied with the progress made
as several mills that he had not hoped
for had gone on strike lie added
If the Republican party Is going to
continue in power only to foster institu
tions that will destroy labor organiza
tions it cannot longer rely on the sup
port of labor I am a Republican but
if the worst comes to the worst and the
Administration stands Idly by and allows
the trusts to crush us out of existence
then in future I shall be all things to all
men
Suppose that the Administration should
btrcome offended at J Plerpont Morgan
and his adherents and coadjutors and in
order to punish them should prcatnt re
strictive measures to Congress or laws
that would tend to conllne the Morgan
power could not the Administration have
the laws passed Certainly It could for
the Administration is all powerful There
fore It will be responsible for the results
of the conflict to labor and to the Repub
lican party
A representative of the United States
Steel Corporation gave out the following
tonight
The manufacturers say they arc satis
fied with the developments at the close
of the first week of the strike They say
that the summary of the situation finds
the non union mills at Vandergnft Dun
cansville Saltsburg Old Meadow and
Scottdale running full The tin mill at
Monessen is also on In full
Discussing the demand of the Amal
gamated Association in conference that
all the non union mills must be signed J continue to fill the placis of the striking
for the manufacturers say that the weak- J firemen as they are doing now and have
ness of Shaffers position on this score
has developed since the strike inasmuch
as the Old Meadow- and Saltsburg mills
tRw totitfbNntfan
AN ALARM IN MKEESPORT
The Men Culled Irom Their IIcrfM
nt an larly Hour
McKUESPORT July 21 2 a m Call
bos are out calling the employes of the
Wood mill to report for work at three
oclock this morning The strikers are
assembling about the sticets leading to
the mill and have placed a heavj guard
on the river as word has oeen received
here that a hontloact of men will come
up the river this morning
The police arc being brought In from
their brats -and stationed about streets
near the mill The National Rolling Mill
men reported at midnight as usual
Several heavy shots evidently from a
small cannon down the river have made
the strikers rsPcss nnd unrnsy None
of the nun will siy an tiling but till ia
believcd tu be some sort of pre arranged
signal
TO WITHDRAW THEIR SAVINGS
Steel Workers Ilmi to IltilittrrnHH
the PeniiKj lutiiiit IlnnWrt
McKEESPORT Pa July 21 Secret
meetings of the tube workers and roll
ing mil men were held all over the city
today At all the meetings it was decid
ed to withdraw the savings of nil the
workers from the banks of the city in
orler to head off the proposition of the
Morgan sjndlcatc to bolster up the stock
of the United States Steel Company
The men believe that If this movement
can be made a national one it will ef
fectually prevent the Morgan sjndlcate
from securing the cash necessary to car
ry on the S200nOOJO pool Most of the
money depositenl In McKeesport banks
amounting to hundreds of thousands of
dollars is deposited by workingmen Its
withdrawal would seriously hamper ev
ery bank In the city
The movemett Introduces an entirely
new and Interesting phase of the general
strike situation
DEFEAT FOR THE FIREMEN
The Im I led Mine Worker Fntnl
Blow to the Strike
ttILKESBARRB Pa July 2L The
stationary firemen admitted their defeat
tonight and have ended their weeks
strike by asking to be reinstated Their
death blow was the refusal of the United
Mine Workers to aid them In any way
and the defiant attitude of the United
Mine Workers was expressed at the Joint
conference here this anemoon and even
ing
The mine workers holding the situa
tion In their bands wanted to crush the
firemens organization and force it Into
their own and have almost succeeded in
doing so They were successful In ending
the strike without much trouble by the
Flmple process of telling the firemen that
if they did not go back to work the
mine workers would and the Implied
threat was that the mine workers would
done ever since the strike began
This attitude was made clear by the
address of President Nichols of this
which ne claimed as union and for which I trlet at the convention this afternoon
lie demanded that the manufacturers sign 1 1e th Presidents Duffy and Fahr of
- I 11m ntn 1 r
scale are now In full opeiation and aim J were present
have defied the efforts of the strike lead
ers to close them
Later this supplemental statement was
given out bi the companies
In reference to Mr Shaffers reply to
Mr Arms we would not agree to sign for
the Old Meadow- and Saltsburg mills un
der the supposition or on the basis that
they were at that time non union but
w e agreed to concede Shaffers claim that
these two mills were union and as union
wo would sisn for them
Mr Shaffer In his attack on Mr Mor
gan this refers to an attack which Shaf
fer denies making complains that Mr
Morgan is not using business methods to
bring about a settlement of the strike
In this connection it must be remembered
it was the officials of the Amalgamated
Association who abruptly broke off the
negotiations In conference The morning
of the last day of that meeting Mr Shaf
fer declared threateningly In the news
papers that unless a settlement was
reached that elny the strike would be de
clared at once Although the questions
involved were of much moment to those
directly interested and to the country at
large Mr Shaffer refused to discuss them
beyond a certain arbitrary limit which
he laid down
His complaint of the alleged bad busi
ness methods of the manufacturers comes
from him with singularly bad grace when
his action at that critical time is recalled
His demand that the manufacturers agree
absolutely within a fixed and very limited
time to a proposition that he laid down
without granting one hour of grace was
certainly most to say the
least
CHICAGO Jul 21 Officers oi the
Amalgamated Association are trjlng to
make the fight against the United States
Steel Company the affair of organized la
bor In general Telegrams arc being sent
to the heads of labor organizations all
over the country asking them it the
woulel be willing to attend a conference
or labor chiefs at which the cause of the
steel workers is to be conslderetl Sev
eral of these telegrams have been receiv
ed in Chicago and It is said that the an
hvver has been that heads of the organiza
tions stand ready to render any assist
ance that may be in their power
While the communication to the na
tional officers lias not cone dlrcctlv from
the headquarters of the American Feder
ation of Labor the recognized head of
the trades unions of the country It is
regarded as significant that the requests
for a meeting have been sent to the or
liumin8 ulhlated with that body
That the strike has not alread spread
to Cntcago said to be due to the fact
that the national officers of tin steel
workers are de irons of keeping as many
men at work an possible In oider that
their weekly assessments may be ued
to pay the strike lieneflts of those who
have lcil tbelr places
WILLING TO RESUME WORK
lue lutmniin Oir HnllilerM Artie for
Their Old Job
FCRANTON Pa July 21 -State Senator
Vaughun and Thomas Coyne of the Car
Uullders Association of this city left
today for New York to se o Mr Trues
lalc President of the Lackawanna Read
and to ask him to take hack upon the
same terms as they quit all the car
builders that went on strike at the Iick
n wanna shops here about twelve weeks
ago
This course Is deemcel necessary because
the cotnpan has about all the men that
It now wants at u car shops In Scranton
und notice has been given that only such
will be restored to their places as the
company desires The -car builders who
are on strike number about K0 They
realize that with the machinists going
back to work tomorrow morning It Is
useless for them to prolong their struggle
and the men are feverishly anxious to
accept the best terms that they can get
There are now about ztJ0J employes of
the Lackawanna out on strike In the
a Hour towns and all are expected to be
back at work by the end of the week
Flnmt Citlilnel Ouk II eeiitu
pcrfi ct qnallt at tb nd X Y avc
and their executive boards of each dis
trict also After the1 officials of the
United Mine Workers had told the strik
ing firemen who were prescit In a body
of 1200 Just what the position of the
mine workers was they left the hall
The firemen after a bitter discussion
In which many harsh things were said
against the mine workers drew up the
following questions and submitted them
to the mine workers
Will the United Mine Workers with
draw all members of their organization
from striking firemens positions If the
strike is declared off
Will the United Mine Workers try to
use their influence to have the engineers
and others reinstated In their former po
sitions if the strike Is declared off
Will the United Mine Workers allow
the firemen to meet In Joint conference
and present their grievances to the an
thracite coal operators at the same time
as the United Mine Workers present
theirs
The answers tn the first two were yes
and to the third jes if the firemen be
come members of the United Mine Work
ers The firemen adopted th first two
answers and suspended their considera
tion of the third until the next quarterly
convention of the organization in Decem
ber it
When the ansfj s were received al
though they there was a
re currence of thtlbltter speeches against
the mine workers and a discussion which
lasted over two more hours At the end
of that time the clear sighted among the
strikers had Impressed the others with
the fact that they were In a practicallv
helpless positiofi only one third of the
entire number of firemen In the region
being or strike and1 the collieries being
gradually started again with non union
men and the United Mine Workers in
the Mrikers places It was then decided
that the strike slrWld be declared off to
morrow night If the operators will agree
to take back all the strikers and the en
gineers who wort discharged because they
would not fill the strikers places
The following official stat ment was is
suce at 11 o clock tonight by tii fire
mirs State officers
When the ollicers of the thr e districts
of the United Mine Workers of America
defltxd the attitude they conUJ ifntf 1
assuming toward the firemen should their
strike continue we thought that it would
bo to the Interest of all concern d to
bring It to a speedy termination jn con
sequence thereof wo made thr proposi
tion ft tlion which were adopted after
which we i istructcd th nremen to pur
sue nil honorable methods to be rein
stated 111 their foimcr positions
Athough the strike is not vet declared
off until after answers arc received from
the emplojers l it seems to be the pre
vailing opinion toat shoul 1 the answers
be favorable the artion of the d legates
at Mondav evcnliiH convention will end
the strike Hut should anyone be dis
criminated against who Is new out of
mployment owing to the strike the end
will be as far off as ever as the lire
men -are determined to stand by those
who sacrificed their positions before they
would take our places
J P MULLAHY
btate President
J A GKRltlTY
State Secretary Treasurer
T A BARRETT
State Vice President
MrntiKle d lie nth in Ile d
TAMAOUA Pa Julv 21 Cyrus Ilelsel
a bralteman on the Reading Railroad
was found dead In bra jesterdiy after
noon He was lvlng across the bed with
his thin over the edge and physicians
say he strangled to death An Inquest
will be held
10 special Pan American Expim
tlon HxciiriiloliN to Buffalo v In II
A O II II
on train leaving 1ahinxton 7 05 a m arriving
Buffalo 920 p m Juh 25 Similar cxeunuon
July 30
JSof lent lelloiT Ioplnr P renin
Irom Tennessee by LIkbry Co
VASHTNGTON M02DiY JTJLY 22 1901
ADVICE TO MISSIONARIES
Sir Robert Hart Counsels Foreign
ers to Show Moderation
Does Not Think An of the nllve
Hn e Ileen lmiinhetl ITnjiiKtlr
Pernonnl Inileiiiiiit
Ilniulltti CniiHe Trouble in CIiI ll
PEKIN July 21 Secretary Brown of
the American Presbv terian BOard re
cently re quested Sir Robert Hart Dlrec
toi of the imperial Maritime Customs to
give his views on the missionary question
Sir Robert has made a long reply lon
talnlng certain statements that arc impor
tant to the missionaries
lie sajs that they should learn from the
past thrt customs are not to be banned
prejudices not to be offended and th feel
ings of the people are to be recpected
They should live down persecutions nnd
seek thcassistance of the legations as a
list resort Considering the terrible suf
ferings caused by the action of the Chi
nese the sufferers are entltleel to receive
the tallest indemnification Some think
however that a renunciitlon of claims
for indemnity would be better than the
imposition of heavy fines but circum
stances and the Individual conscience
must determine this question
The missionaries do not lose their civil
rights The national authorities should
see In individual renunciation a reason for
enforcing what the community expects as
a right Sir Robert adds that he does not
believe that any missionary has brought
unyont to punishment who did not richly
deserve it Many are still at large whose
punishment would have been good for the
future
Concerning loot Sir Robert says that
all the foreigners looted during the siege
for food and materials for sandbags
Afterward they had to find houses fur
nish them and find food for themselves
In the expeditions for this purpose
Chinese accompanied the foreigners
whose action was forced by necessity
growing out of the lawless doings of the
Chinese The missionaries were certainly
not worse than their neighbors and were
probably better having better reasons to
Justify them than did the others The
circumstances must be considered
Sir Robert further sajs that he does not
think the Chinese sufferers will especially
distinguish the missionaries from other
foreigners who looted The name of the
Rev Dr Anient Is frequently mentioned
in the letter Sir Robert declares that he
showed himself plucky and self-sacrificing
in the troubles before during and
after the siege From first to Jast he did
excellent work and consideration of
personal gains never welgheel with him
In conclusion Sir Robert says he thinks
It would be better If the missionaries left
the righting of their wrongs to the au
thorities The times are out of Joint and
things are in an anomalous condition
Some one must lead and act promptly
He thinks the action of the missionaries
In delavlng their departure for the in
terior prudent
Disaffection caused by banditti is pre
valent in thirty districts In the central
part of the province of Chl ll The local
officials are either disinclined or unable
with the force at their command to sup
press the troubles LI Hung Chang as
Viceroy is too busy to attend to pro
vincial matters The troops sent against
the banditti showed svmpathy for tlem
many of them having formerly been sol
diers They are better armed than the
troops
In a recent conflict a hundred soldiers
and officers were killed The troops of
Yuan Shin Kal Governor of Shantung
arc the only ones that can be trusted to
act The result of despatching some of
them to quell the disaffection is not jet
known Even if successful in one district
an uprising is likely to occur again as
soon as they depart for another Com
plete pacification will be extremely diffi
cult Official appeals are constantly
reaching LI Hung Chang
General Ballloud the Trench com
mander has gone to visit the famous
temples In the Wutai Mountains of
Shansl This will afford him an oppor
tunity to Investigate the conditions pre
vailing in that part of the country
AN ANCHOR LINER ASHORE
I lie nineilln llfiiehed on Ilrolhem
ltllind Aenr Suez
SUEZ July 21 TheAnchor Line steamer
Numedla Is ashore at Brothers Island
She Is leaking
rEABS TOR KRUGERS HEALTH
The of His VlfeM Dentli
Broken to the lx Preitldent
LONDON July 22 Some of the English
correspondents at Amsterdam profess to
describe the scene when Mr Kniger re
ceived the news of his wifes death it
is said that he hid been warned on Tri
dav by his son-in-law Eloff through Gen
eral Kitchener thit Mrs Kruger was se
rlouslj III hut it was not expected that
her slekness -would have n fatal termina
tion Mr Kruger had Just returned from
church when Mr Boeschotcn Dr Her
mans secretary broke the news to him
He burst into tears exclaiming
Mj poor Sanna She was a good wife
No only quarreled once That was six
months after our marriage Vi
Mr Kruger then praj ed for a long time
His friends have since left him alone nnd
have not communicated to him thetirgc
number of condolences that have been
received
It is added that Mr Krugers own con
dition has caused his physician concern
recently I is feared that the shock of
his wifes death will shatter his health
which has never been good since his ar
rival In E ropc
Correspondents at Pretoria say that
apart from her final illmss Mrs Kru
ger s health has been failing for seimc
time Her long separation from her hus
band nnd the death of her favorite daugh
ter Mrs Smith last week combined to
break her down utterly She was at
t nded bj three doctors two Germans and
a Belgian Her son-in-law Eloff and a
large numLcr of family friends were at
her bedside when she died t
LONDON July 21 The death of Mrs
Kruger at Pretoria yesterday was caused
by pneumonia from which she had suf
fered for three davs
STEAMERS IN COLLISION
1 he Aelimir mill the CneNnr Both
lleporleil Dlliiilljed
FLUSHING July 21 The steam rs
Weimar ami Caesar have been in colli
sion and both were damaged the latter
so bidlj that she was beached at Wlc
llngcn
Prnt rnted In ll Ite Ilelil
TLAINFIELD N J July 21 John
Strjker aged eighty seven ears was
prostrated by heat In n rje field Friday
and lies In a d tngerous condition under
the care of two phvbicians On a wnger
of 10 he cradled in acre of rye In the
afternoon and was prostrated while ns s
sistlng to take It up
Xev V I Doom 9 1 IIO
oeli li luc at Cth anJ N Y ate
FEARED INSDIT IN NEW YORK
Aliened Henxon the ItnLr of York
IV III At old America
NEW YORK July 2f Several Tam
many men have been ImCanada recently
ard they have brought back story from
the Dominion that has caused a good deal
of talk In the Democratic 4Club among
friends of Mayor Van WycK The story
has to do with the tour that the Duke
and Duchess of Cornwall and York arc
now making In the course ofthelr jour
ney they will arrive In Canada some time
In the fall and the Dominion Is making
great preparations for the Reception anel
entertainment of the royal fpalr When
the tour of the world wns planned the
details being arranged by t the British
rorelgn vOfHce it was cxpcctM that while
In America the couple- wougd visit this
country According to the stories that
have been brought back -from Canada
the plans of the dukeat thejpresent time
do not include an official Visit to this
city and It is possible that he may not
come into this country at all The reason
given for this determination according
to the persons who speak of It In Cnnadn
Is that the duke and his party do not
wish to do an thing that might submit
thtm to humiliation and insult and they
are afraid that Mas or Van Wjck or
others in the city government might
seize on a visit to this as an oppor
tunity to make polltic il cdpltal by show
ing some discourtesy to the representa
tives of the British royal family
Hence Jt Is said if there is any visit
to this country on the part of the duke
and his party it will be made Incognito
but It is the more probable course that
he will keep out of the United States
According to the gossip In Cana
da those who have planned the dukes
trip have been Influenced JU this deter
through some of the United States and
that he is anxious to see the country
His father the present King visited
America when he was a young man and
was the recipient of many honors Xrom
national State and city governments
A great ball was given In his honor here
THE YACHT VENITZlA RAISED
Onlj T tvo IlodleH round on the Ill
fated Craft
NEW YORK July 21 The yacht Venlt
zla which went down In a squall off
Sands Point last Thursday afternoon
llrnwnlni till nwner Ai tlinr T VlKiiTn
In the yacht basin of A J Mcintosh at
the foot of TwentJ -sixth Street South
Brooklyn On board of the vessel were
the bodies of Annette and Ida Elizabeth
Colburn the only ones thaUJiave been
recovered so far
The bodies were removed to an under
taking establishment In Third Avenue
whencp they will be sent to Delaware
city Del tomorrow The Venltzla was
raised by the wrecking tug Champion
belonging to the Merrltt Chapman Wreck
Ins Company under the supervision of
John II Mcintosh It was tin unusually
quick piece of work only twenty two
hours Intervening between the start of
the tugs for the scene of the disaster on
Saturday morning and their return with
the yacht in tow The yaclit was found
lying in sixty feet of wtet about five
miles from land
The bodies of the Colbum sisters were
found in the cabin when the yacht had
been floated The body of Miss Ida lay
on tho floor near the coAipanionway
which she apparently was trying to reach
when the vacht went downl Miss An
nettes body was found ini one of the
berths It is probable that she was asleep
when the squall struck nnd that she
never became conscious of what had hap
pened
It had been thought that the bodies of
Mr Colburn and Captain Flint would bo
found In the cabin too because the two
men were supposed to have been carried
down while trving to rescue the girls
The Venltzia arrived In Brooklvn at 5
oclock this morning Everything below
deck had been more or less spoiled by
water hut the boat Itseir as well as its
rlgstng was as sound and ready for Im
mediate use as when It started out irom
Delaware City a week ago
A J Mcintosh the yatht broker act
ing on behalf of the family has offered
a reward of 300 for the finding of Mr
CoIDurns oodv
SINGERS HOLD A FESTIVAL
Five Thntisrtiiil Person nt
Cele
hriitloti eur New Yorl
NEW YORK July 21 More than 5000
persons were In Rldgewood Park today
where the United Singers of Brooklyn
held their annual festival of song ihe
thirty socletli s embraced in the Singers
were present but only eleven participated
in the general singing
In the absence of Arthur Claasscn who
Is In Europe the director of the singers
Karl G Schneidle held the baton Indi
vidual selections were given by the
Dcutscher Llederkranz air Its ladles
chorus me Beethoven Llederkranz the
ocrmania Maennerchor the Hwslsclicr
Sacngf rbund the Concordia Vereli or
East New York the Brooklyn Saenger
bund the Arlon Society and the Schvvae
blscher Saengerbund
Chorus singing was given by the Brocdc
lyn Boss Bakers Gesangvereln the Alpen
Rocschen the Wooelhavcn Saengerlust
Hessscher Saengerbund and Schvvaeb
lscher Saengerbund
OFFICERS SWORDS TO GO
Ilixmoiliited IliiKllxh Coliimnilderx to
Curry a Curliliie In Sen Ice
LONDON July 22 The Graphic
states that the War Office has decided
that In the future dismounted ollicers will
carry carbines instead of swprds when on
active service and during maiieuvres
Consequently the Instruction of In
fantry ollicers In sword exercise will he
discontinued except In the fmelhod of
drawing returning and- saluting
Dr Ktlvwml Murle Demi
LONDON July 21 Dr IV ard Morley
brother of the Right Hon John Morley
the well known Liberal ntrabcr of the
House of Commons Is deiad
le enii MeituiNhIt 3lovenients
NEW YORK July 21 Arrived Ia
Gascogne Havre Rotterdam Rotterdam
Cufic Liverpool Hcrmlston Glasgow St
Cuthbert Antwerp Mannhdm Rotte
dam Arrived out Koenir
from New York at Bremenj
from New York at LlveriK
Norfolk A Vlllllllrt
lleliglitful iiipa daily
Tlh tt to Old Point
lew and Newport Nevvl
Xevv MilnKleK 1
m20 size by Libb
vfateA
IN THE PRESIDENTS HANDS
Governor Allen Presents Porto
Ricos Free Trade Resolution
A Proclnmntlon to Be Irouied liy Mr
MeKliiIey on Jul VTlie Islnml
Declnreil to He In n Prowiieronr
Condition The eed of nducntlon
CANTON Ohio July 21 President Mc
Klnley will on July 25 the third anniver
sary of the landing of American troops In
Porto Rico issue a proclamation declar
ing free trade between the United States
and that Island This will be his official
acknowledgement of the receipt from
Governor Allen of the resolutlor adopted
on July 4 by the Legislature of Porto Rico
declaring that a svstem of local taxation
had been put Into operation suflicltnt to
meet the requirements of the Island s ad
ministration anil entitling the island to
free trade under the act of the last Con
gress
Having delivered the resolution Gov
ernor Allen started for the East th s
evening He ges first to Washington
and then to hlrhome In Lowell Mass
later he expeels to spend a vacation
period in the wevoils of Maine It has not
yet been determined whether he will re
turn to Porto Rlco He prefers not to do
so but he has not1 resigned and if it Is
the Presidents desire he will go back for
a time
Governor Allen reached Canton at 10
oclock this morning He was met at the
station by Dr Rlxey with the Presi
dents carriage and taken direct to the
McKlnley home A few minutes Liter he
and the President started for the Kirst
mination by the manner In which the Methodist Episcopal Church where they
major nnd other city offices hava ueted listened to a sernon by Bishop John M
In regard to the doings of England and
also by the treatment of Captain Eulate
of the Spanish navy when he was here
in the spring of 1K8
It has also been pointed out that the
visit to this country might be made at
a time when there is a heated political
campaign on In this big city and that if
there was any disposition to make politi
cal capital out of an insult to England It
would be a most oijortune time What
the final decision will be is not known
It is also said that the duke is per
sonally rather inclined Jo make a trip
W alden of Cincinnati The remainder of
the day Governor Allen spent at the Mc
Klnley house partly In conference with
the President and partly In so ii inter
course Bishop Walden and a number of
near friends of the President eallCd dur
ing the early evening Governor Allen
left Canton for Washington over tho
Pennsylvania line at 1041 Before start
ing he said
I came here under the Instructions of
the Legislature of Pirto Rico to dlver
Its message Informing the Prosulu it cf
the adoption of a system of local taxa
tion for the Island and ts tliir biir tu de
clare free trade with the l dana under the
act of Congress The President will Issue
a proclamation on July 23 tlcciirins Ira de
free between the United StitC3 and Poito
Rico As this was the elite of ie land
ing of the first American troops tn the
Island the date has special interest and
significance for Porto Rivins and will
doubtless become an impjrUnt Jay In
their calendar
Conditions on the Island are now most
satisfactory The piople are pleased with
the new order of things and all elements
are ready to co operate for success I
v lew the situation as highly favorable to
of Philadelphia his two daughters and innediatc and permanent prosperity for
two members of the crew was towed Into
this cltj early this morning and tied up
the people erf Porto Rico The island is
without a cent of Indebtedness From
our budget last year we saved about
1300000 and under the new order of
things there will be no slnklrg fund to
consume tnx collections and no old debts
to be paid I do not believe that any
community anywhere Is more favorably
situated for the beginning of an adminis
tration than is this Island The tax meas
ures provided by the Legislature are fully
ample for all the needs of the Govern
ment and now that their workings ar
understocc there Is no opposition to them
worth speaking of
My relations with all parties and all
elements on ths Island are now most cor
dial nnd pleasant They have named a
street In Ponce for me and In many ways
have shown a hearty friendliness toward
me When I started home a few davs
ago large crowds gathereel at the wharf
to say good bye and from all classes
came expression of hope that I would re
turn
Governor Allen regards free public edu
cation as one of the most potent factors
In solving the Porto RIcan questions and
sa the people of the Island are enthu
siastically interested In the subject and
that much progress had been made during
the past year
Porto Rico is a grand asset of the
United States Governor Allen concluded
DENIALS FROM GOMEZ
lloth the General nnd enor Inlntn
Coiitradlet n Stntement
HAVANA July 21 The Patrla sajs
It does not believe that General Gomez
and Senor Palma said what the New
York papers declared they said at the
Union League banquet because General
Gomez has denied doing so and Senor
Palma has cabled a message denving that
any such statements were made The
Patrla says that American papers have
to fill a great deal of space which pre
vents them from verlfjing statements
they publish
The Lucha savs there Is no use at
tempting to deny that Gomez and Palma
said what was attributed to them- as
what was telegraphed to Havana was
the same as published In the American
press General Gomez has denied nothing
specifically
Regarding the report that the United
States Intends to retain Morro Castle the
Discuslon protests that if the Ameri
cans hold it it will bo an act of spolia
tion by the strong over the weak The
Lucha sajs that the holding of Cuban
fortresses Is one of the developments of
the Piatt Amendment The Cubans them
selves could do nothing with these for
tresses
Supporters of Senor Palma for the presi
dency are siying that Senor Masso is an
opponent of the Piatt amendment and
that those who support Senor Masso will
be radicals und enemies of peace This
Is done with the idea of frightening Mas
sos partisans
LYNCHERS CRIME DENOUNCED
Punishment of the Men A ho Killed
Two ItiiliniiH AHked
NEW ORLEANS July 21 Every effort
Is being made by the Mississippi State
and local authorities to arrest nnd pun
ish members of the mob which recently
murdered two Italians at Ervvin Wash
ington Count Public sentiment Is all
against the mob and two mass meetings
have been held to denounce the crime
and to pledge assistance to the State in
ferreting out tho crime The mass meet
ings asked for a special session of the
Circuit Court in ordcf to secure an early
and prompt trial and the criminal Judije
and preSecutlng judge are cordially eo
opernling to assist Judge- IVually
Governor Longlno has offered a revard
for the nriest of the principals but with
all these efforts nothing has been ac
complished as jet and the crime threat
ens to defeat Investigation It seems that
the mob which killed the Italians cmno
from a distance and thit tho murder was
fit J f r
TORRID WEATHER IN THE WEST
All IrcvloiiH Record In the Prenent
Spell Exceeded
ST LOUIS July 2t Today has been
the hottest of this heated spell Reports
from throughout this State rod Kansas
are ell of the same tenor In Missouri
the temperature range d from 103 to 111
the latter at Bowling Green In Kansas
the record ranged as hlsh as 103 as it
did also In Illinois and Indiana
Prnjers for rain were offered up In
churches of all denominations in response
to the proclamation of the Governor
Farmers gene rally have abandoned all
hope of saving their corn while live stock
Is suffering severely owing to the preva
lent water famine and scarcity of feed
CHICAGO July 21 There is no abate
ment of the torrid wave In the corn belu
From Colorado to Tennessee from Ar
kansas to Manitoba city after city to
night reports a maximum of 100
degrees and upward Lines of latitude do
not figure It was hotter in Couth Da
kota than in Texas and St- Paul In Min
nesota beat St Louis lower down the
river
The drought s now over a wider ter
ritory than in 1S31 when the vegetation
vwst of the Mississippi River was liter
ally burned up during July a d August
and the farmers In Iowa the leader of the
corn States had to come to Illinois for
corn
LINCOLN Neb July 21 All records
for high temperature were broken today
In Nebraska All day sho lay sweltering
in a zone of heat the lowest point being
SI at 630 this morne and the highest
105 at 343 p tn At 7 this evening
it was 102 Two deaths from heat oc
curred
AT THE NINETY DEGREE MARK
In Other CHiex the Merenry Reach
ed One Hundred
There was no occasion for uncomfort
able Washington to be told yeirterday
that the thermometer was again hovering
in the vicinity of the DOS A partial re
petition of the well remembered hot
weather of the first part of July occurred
and at 4 oclock yesterday the mercury
reached and remained stationary ahout
the SO degree mark on the official ther
mometer at the Weather Bureau Down
town it was a few degrees more torrid
The minimum temperature for the day
was 69 degrees at 6 o clock yesterday
morning
Hot Weather has again fallen UDon al
most the entire country and Washington bthtlf
was not nlonc in having high tempera
tures Last night Dr Frankenfleld the
forecast official at the Weather Bureau
Issued the following special bulletin
showing that Washington was one of the
j coolest places In the country compara
tively
I Practically the entire country was
I covered by the hot wave today except
the immediate Pacific Coast and in the
i States of Iowa Missouri and Illinois
I nearly all previous high records were ex-
ceeded The maximum temperature line
Price One Cent
A NEW FOSBURGH WITNESS
F W Lnntl Subpoenaed by the
Prosecution at Xight
of 100 degrees encircles theentlre
great
h nijnvn of Mrs Feshareh
tne nlntS0wn oi young Jirs uesojrgn
corn belt At Davenport and Dubuque
Iowa and at Springfield HI the is torn to rags that furniture was
mum twhperatures of luc degrees were I knocked awry that a window screen in
I two degrees above the highest previous one room was broken and bent outwards
recora wnue at si jouis tne maximum
of 105 has been equaled but once before
on August 12 isiL At Chicago the max
mum of 102 degrees equals the previous
I high record of July 10 of the present vear
In the States of Iowa Missouri nnd
sas the duration of the present heated
I term is Tvthout preceelent there having
j been practically no Interruption to
1 temperatures of 90 degrees or over
since June IS a period of thirty four davs
un eighteen uays oi tnis period tne maxl
mum temperature at ivansas City
ltu eiegrees or more
There are as yet no Indications of any
relief from the abnormal heat No rain
has fallen In the corn belt for the past
three days and none Is in sight It is of
course probable that scattered local
thunderstorms which are always accom
paniments of protracted periods of heat
may fait at times but 10 hope can be
entertained at this time of any general
rains or permanent relief
The general forecast says
The hot wave still extends from the
Atlantic to the Pacific and all records
have been equaled or exceeded In Iowa
Missouri and Illinois There has been
no rain except light local thunderstorms
on the South Atlantic Coast In the Mid
dle and West Gulf States and the ex
treme Southwest including northern Ari
zona
The warm weather will continue dur
ing Monday and most likely Tuesday
with practically no prospect of any rain
except occasional local thunderstorms In
the South Atlantic and Gulf States and
possibly the extreme Southwest On the i
New Engl ind and Middle Atlantic toasts I
The Uah Won to He Called by the
Defence Speculation nil to llavr
the Sfntc Will Fix the Crime on
the Defendant The Journey North
PITTSF1ELD Mass July 21 The only
new move In the Fosburgh case today Is
the service of a subpoena by the State
upon Fred W Lund who was Mr Fos
burghs bookkeeper here In Pitlsfleld at
the time of the tragedy It was the In
tention of the Fosburgh side of the case
to bring Mr Lund here In time to testify
nnd on Saturday a telegram was sent to
him to come The message however did
not rench him In time to enable him to
get a train for Putsfield that same day
so he telegraphed that he would start
and reach here today
Mr Lund Is now stationed at Maynard
about twenty five miles from Boston
where the FosbUrghs are carrying out a
contract to erect a plant of some kind
It Is supposed that the counsel for the
prosecution did not know that Mr Fos
burghs counsel had telegraphed td Mr
Lund and that he was due here today
At all events the State started an officer
armed with a aubiioena In search of Mr
Lund late last night He reached May
nard a little after 3 oclock and at 4
oclock this morning Mr Lund was
aroused outfit bed and the subpoena
serv ed
Just exactly what the object of the
prosecution is in making Mr Lund Its
witness is even more mysterious than is
its object In calling upon Beatrice and
James Fosburgh to be ready to testify
against their brother That Mr Lunds
sympathies are vvlut Mr Fosburgh is as
natural to suppose as that the sympathies
of his brother and sister are with him
Mr Lund at the time of the murder of
May Fosburgh was boarding with a
neighbor whp lived close to the Fos
burghs He was among the first to ar
rive at the Fosburgh nome after the
alarm was given WhaUhe saw there at
the time of his arrival Is something tnat
will be awaited with Interest
It is well known that other neighbors
who came in on that occasion are
stanch supporters of the Fosburghs and
tnat they are going to testify in tneir
Another point In the prosecution
is the manner In which the State will di
rectly fasten the fact of the shooting
upon the defendant The theory of the
State Is that May Fosburgh was killed
presumably accidentally during u terrific
hand-to-hand family combat This fight
seems according to the theory of the
prosecution to have covered the area of
several of the second story rooms of the
house
The State In Its opening has said that
It will prove that In this deadly struggle
By Its witnesses the Sfite has brought
out the fact that in this struggle Mrs
Fosburgh the elder received a heavy
bruising blow on the back of the neck as
did Mr Fosburgh the elder
The States theory so far as developed
therefore seems to be that the principals
in this deadly combat -a ere father urd
son and presumably the others were In-
was l jured the daughter killed and tne mother
I Injured while endeavoring to act zs
peacemakers between father and son in a
light the fury of hlch must have been
something appalling Thn came the
fatal pistol shot and people are waiting
with much Interest to learn what evi
dence the State has to show that It was
Tosburgh the son nnd not Fosburgh the
father who tired it when May Fosb irgh
fell dead with a bullet through hr heart
That oung Mr Fosburgh had a 32
olibre pistol is not disputed In fact
it has been brought out by the witnesses
for the State that it was young Fosburgh
himself who first told the officers about
having the pistol and showed them where
he had kept It up to the tragedy
I Furthermore other witnesses were
brought up who testified that he bought
a 32 cnIibre pistol Two months before the
tragedy So on the fact of his having
had a pistol th State has testimony
Now all that remains to be shown is that
it was this particular pistol thit dlel the
shooting and that it was Fosburgh the
younger who held It
lne question nas oeen enscusseu as to
the winds will be light to fresh south to whether or npt Dr Paddock would be
snuthwestr no the snnth Atlnniin no i called for the defence Mr Hammond
they will be light to fresh east to south- ln his opening of the case to the Jury
east on the Gulf coast and Upper Lakes dwelt impressively and at considerable
variable ard on the Lower Lakes light to i length upon the point that very soon
fresh westerlv Steamers vhlch depart after the funeral of Jliss May Fosburgh
Aiunuay lor iurupcan ports will hive
light to fresh southwest to west winds
nnd partly cloudy weather to the Grand
Banks
The hot wave appears to be moving
eastward and the bureau last night ac
cordingly said that higher temperatures
would prevail today
SCHLEYS COURSE UNCERTAIN
u Deeiston iim to n Milt Over
Mucin IIlMtor
NEW YORK July 21 Rear Admiral
Schley who is at the home of his son-in-law
R Stuart McWortlcv at Great Neck
Ik I was spoken to toeliy In regard to
the criticism made of his official conduct
In the naval battle of Santiago
Have you read Bob Evans Hlstorv
of the American Navy part -of which
criticises your actions at Santiago Ad
miral Sehley was asked
No replied the admiral I did not
ccn know that he had written such a
book
What answer have you to make in re
gird to the criticisms in the Miclav His
tory
it Is too early as et to mal any an
swer These things cannot be ne in a
huny I must have time to t k
When will vou know what i on voa
will take In the matter
That I cannot sy I do not know
when I will be called away I am liable
to receive orders from the Navy Depart
ment at anj time The department knows
where I am and where I can be found
when orelers are ready
Will you bring any action agilnst the
author of the Macliy Histor or the pub
lishers
As to that T cannot make any state
ment at tills time You see it takes time
to determine these things and hasty ac
tion Is not advisable 1 cannot say wheth
er 1 will employ counsel to bring suit for
elamages against the publlsheis or not
MET DEATH AT A CROSSING
Four Men Killed by a Train in
Ie lmiion N II
LEBANON N II July 21 A buggy
containing four men wns run down by a
Boston and Maine train at the Bank
Street crossing near Rlverdale Park
early this morning nnd every one of the
occupants was killed The horse escaped
uninjured The dead are James Good
win of Hinsdale Mass William Thurs
ton of Percy Thomas Burns of Win
ooskl Vt and lwariJMiCftEVor
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Mr ard Mrs Fosburgh Jr sep
arated that Mr Fosburgh went off to
Nova Scotia while Mrs Fosburgh went
to the home of relatives In Rochester
In a statement made to an accident in
surance company Dr Paddock over his
signature sas that y5ng Mr Fosburgh
at the time he was away went at his
direction as a physician It is now
rumored that Dr Paddock may be called
to testify to this fact and as to whether
It was ir was not on his advice that Mrs
Fo burgh did not accompany her hus
band on this Nova Sotla trip
DRANK POISONED COITEE
A Louisiana Worlhoiixe Matron in
IJnnKcr of ITeatli
NEW ORLEANS July 21 As 1 result
of nn attempt at wholes ile poisoning at
the Touro Shakespeare almshouse Trlday
morning seven nersons all officers ofcthe
Institution were made seriously 111 nnd
ore Mrs H Blanchard the matron of the
Institution may die
The poison used was arseplc acid and
only the prompt arrival of the doctor
and the quick administration of antidotes
saved the lives of the intended victims
No definite clue has et been found but
the Indications pont to a negro Inmate
of the almshouse
Under a recent rulliic of the board It
was decided to remove the negroes leav
ing the almshouse for the whites alone
and placing the negroes ln the Lafon
Home erected for colored persons Tho
proposed removal angered one of the ne
groes who sought to revenge hlniself by
poisoning the mitron and other officers
of the Institution The poison was ad
ministered in coffee
A VICTORY FOR CHICAGO I
The- Cltj liny Kxeiipe Claims Agere
Katlnn piooo000
CHICAGO July 21 City Hall officials
arc gre atly elated over the outcome of
the case of Nelson Morris Co against
the city In which tho jury returned a
verdict for the municipality
The case was tried before Jud1 Vlckcra
and lasted three weeks It was regarded
by the attorneys for the plaintiffs as a
test case covering a major portion of
the damage claims pending against the
city on account of th railroad riot3 in
1SJ1 It Is estimated that these claims
aggregate JJOCOOOO or 1XO000 and -that
t v- he Nelson Mo -v-v-
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