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VOL. XXVI. NO. H05.
ROCK. ISIjASTD, ZLIi., FRIDAY, OCTOBEB 14, 1898.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
LOOKS BAD AT PAHA,
Affairs Now Appear in a Critical
Ccrdition at the Min
NEGROES ABE EXPECTED THESE.
Capt. Harris, In Charge of Troop.
Asks Tanner For Instructions and Is
Ordered to Prevent Intruders From
Landing- Warrants Are Issued at Vlr
AmtL. Pana. III.. Oct. 14. Affairs are in a
critical condition here. Reports re
ceived that the negroes intended for
Virden would be brought here led
Capt. Harris, in charge of the coui
any of soldiers here, to telephone
the governor for instructions. The
latter ordered him to place guards
around the mines and along the rail
roads to prevent the negroes from
landing and to call on citizens to assist
him if necessary. Harris did so. The
miners and citizens volunteered. Tha
former under instructions from Presi
dent Cravensot-tEeir guns in readi
ness for the etnnemy- Ja the mean
time operators of the local mines are
iu consultation with Sheriff Coburn,
and it is understood they want him to
arm the negroes in the mines here and
protect negroes coming here. Jt is
alio said they will call on the presi
dent to send regular troops here.
WARRANTS AT VIRDEN.
Members of the Coal Company and Others
to He Arrested.
Virden, 111., Oct. 14 A warrant
was sworn out by Virgil Bishop, a
miner, for the arrest of K. W. Lukins,
and T. C. Loucks, of the coal com
pany and eight of their guards, on
the charge of murder in connection
with Wednesday's fight., and being
accessories before and after the fact.
They will not be served till after the
injnest. This afternoon a rumor be
came general that the negroes were
to be brought back at anv moment,
t'apt. Craig's men immediately sur
rounded the station and the vicinity
was cleared of citizens.
PRESIDENT IN ST. LOUIS.
Shows the KIT ect of the Strain of Speech.
x. making;. Bat Is Heard.
St. Louis. .Aug. 14. President Mc
Kinley's train arrived at if this niorn
' Ing. The chief magistrate is begin
ning to show the wear and tear of the
ast four days of out-of-door speak
ing. The procession formed, and was led
by the 12th U. S. infantry as escort to
the distinguished guests, followed by
battery E, the 1st U. S. artillery and
the local military organizations.
Amid cheering crowds the procession
moved to the Southern hotel, where
the president held a public reception.
At noon the president spoke to
15,000 people in the hall of the Mer
chants exchange. He said: '-Thank
(Jod, we are all together once more.
We have one flag, one destiny, and
wherever that destiny shall lead us
we shall have hearts strong enough
to meet every responsibility. We
cannot enjoy glories and victories
without bearing the burdens that may
The president then returned to the
Southern hotel, and took a short rest
and luncheon, and later the party
drove through the western part of the
city. There will be a general recep
tion in the coliseum tonight, at which
the president will make an address.
It store the I' rare Commissioners.
Paris. Oct 14. Commander Brad
ford. V. S. N., was examined this
morning by the American peace com
mission relative to conditions in the
Philippines, with which he is wpll ac
quainted. The America
iie tiftty" joint
ith commissions held th
session this afternoon todiscuss the
. Doable Km .-cation la CHIcage."
' -iU'hicago, tkt. 14. eorge H.
Jacks. former chief of.' police
of Muskegon. Mich-,:ud Johu
Druggau were hanged here this after
noon. ' '
- San Quentin,' Gal.. Oct. 14 Jln
Miller. hunchback, was handed here
?Afnf the murder q( James Chikls, of
Military Mot Exploded.
Paris. Oct. 14. ItJs announced a
military plot against the government
has been discosared and thwarted.
Beyal makes the teed pare.
FATAL TiTYIVE BIHZES.
Explosion ia a Coal Mine at Coaldale. Pa.
Eleven Other Men Weanded.
Tamaq.ua. Pa., Oct. 14. Five men
were killed and eleven Injured by an
explosion of gas yesterday afternoon in
colliery No. S. at Coaldale. near here.
The dead are: Fire Boss Thomas Smith.
William R. Reese. Mattls Olarkey, Will
iam Cook and John Konicka. All were
married and leave large families.
The most seriously injured are Will
iam Lawton, badly burned; James Rod
ger, leg broken; James Walter, burned
about the head; James Powell, shoulder
broken; Evan Evans, seriously burned
about face and body; Daniel Dorrlan,
leg broken; Reese Price, badly burned:
Patrick O'Donnell, burned about the
body; John Gallagher, nervous shock.
All the dead and wounded are residents
of Coaldale, Lansford and Summit Hill.
In consequence of fire Which origlna
ted in the left section of the mine some
months ago shits of men were put to
work driving holes from the gangway,
through which water was to be forced
upon the flames. While the men were
building a dam to back up the water
the gangway caught fire. Nearly 100,
0C0 gallons of water was turned into the
holes, and almost instantly a terrible
explosion occurred, followed In quick
succession by four lighter explosions.
Typos Ratify the Nine-Hoar Contrast.
Syracuse. X. Y., Oct. 1. The Inter
national Typographical union yesterday
voted $2,000 to aid the printers' strike on
the Buffalo Express. The union put it
self on record against anti-ticket scalp
ing legislation by congress. The con
vention discussed the contract with the
Typothetae, which was unanimously
ratified. Resolutions of sympathy for
the striking miners of Illinois were
Scores on the League Dlamoed.
Chlt-figo. Oct. 14. Scores at base ball
on League diamonds yesterday were:
At Baltimore Boston 5, Baltimore 6: at
Philadelphia Brooklyn 1, Philadelphia
S: (second game) Brooklyn 6. Philadel
phia 9; at New York Washington 3.
New York 5: at Pittsburg Chicago 5.
Pittsburg 1: at Louisville Cleveland
arrived too late for a game.
Mrs. McKinley, wife of the president,
is at Chicago.
In hard times Russell Sage is said to
have stood a cash run on himself of
$9,000,000 in one day.
The flour mills at West Superior.
Wis., are running to their full capacity
week days and Sundays.
San Francisco has been definitely se
lected as the next meeting place of the
Episcopal triennial convention.
Mrs. John Sherman was stricken with
paralysis yesterday at Washingtdn and
will probably die. She is 70 year old.
D. A. Sullivan, a bookmaker from Hot
Springs, Ark., was robbed of $1.700. in a
resort on Custom house plate, Chicago.
The Adams and Bishop Co.. New York,
manufacturers and wholesale dealers
In paper, has assigned. Liabilities, $200,
Christian Daniel, inventor of a dozen
important mat-hints used in shoe man
ufacture. Is dead at his home in Brook
lyn. ' ;
T. A. Frazer, superintendent of-. the
Wells French company, manufactur
ers of cars, shot himself dead. Siek and
J. F. Watson, driver for the Interna
tional Oil company, was robbed oB00
that had been paid to him by customers
during the day at Chicago. .-'
An Austrian commission recently ap
pointed to consider the advisability of
allowing the manufacture of artificial
wine has decided in the negative.
Edward Hathaway, member of the
firm of Hathaway & Bellls. proprietors
of the Bellis House, of Berlin. Wis..
drowned at he dam one mile above that
Michigan pays a bounty for the heads
of dead Englit-h sparrows. It has re
cently paid out over $2,000 to a crowd
of Indiana sharpers who had killed the
birds in Indiana.
Kipllim In a Lunatic Asylum. "
Detroit, Oct 14. A Tribune special
from lona. Mich., says the boiler of a
wing of the asylum for dangerous and
criminal insane exploded last night,
killing one man and badly injuring
Masso Promises ts Co- Ope rate.
Santiago. Cuba. Oct. 14. Bartolomo
Masso called one Colon el Ray at Man
sanlllo yesterday and promised to co-,
operate with the United States In paci
fying the Island.
A Xloe Little Order. j
A man who had "got on" in life and
rapidly amassed a large fortune, on fur
nishing a new and loxuriopsly 'fitted'
house, suddenly discovered, to his great
distress, that he had omitted the " harm
less necessary" library. lie went to a
local shop and ordered a supply of boots.
"What are your particular tastes?"
a&ked the books? Ml er.
"Oil, I've no hideas about the mat
ter," was the reply. "You're a book
seller yon ought to know all about it.
I simply ask you to provide me with a
"And yon havo no preference?"
"No, but wait a second. I ave a
preference. There's a man whose books
I ought to 'ave. Now. bless rae, what's
'is name? Shake Shakes Shakes some
"Shakespeare," suggested the book
seller. "That's 'im Mr. Shakespeare. Get
all he's written, and aee that any new
books be may write are ordered for me
immediately." Pearson's Weekly.
"Henry." she said disconsolately,
"you didn't give me a birthday gift "
"By Jove, that's so," said Henry.
"but yon see ton always look so young
that I can't re"txe yon ever naa birth
days." Then she was happy, and he smiled
the mean, subtle cule cf a man who
.Has saved money. London Tit-Bits.
DEFICIENCIES III CAMP
Surgeon from Chickamauga Park
: Testifies to the War Office
! HOSPITAL WAS SHOET OP MEDICINE
Ket Eaongb. Tents to Shelter the Sick and
Xarses Untrained Trouble with the
Sinks. Also Complaint of Governor ol
Arkansas Doctor Thought It Impossi
ble That It Could Be Correct Crowding
of the Second Division Hopftal.
Washington. Oct. 14. Lieutenant
Colonel J. G. Hoff was before the war
investigating commission yesterday. He
is a regular army officer and was chief
surgeon in the Third army corps at
Camp Thomas. Chiclcamauga. He said
he did not consider the camp to have
been In the best sanitary condition, but
expressed the opinion that it was the
best It could be under the circum
stances. The men were encamped some
what closer to each other than they
should properly have been, and it had
been impossible without blasting to
make the sinks as deep as good sanita
tion required, owing to a layer of lime
stone below the surface of the ground.
Furthermore It was impossible to com
pel men to use the sinks. Every effort
had been made to have the sinks prop
erly covered and disinfected and to have
the men use them. 1
Deficiency ta Medical Supplies.
Dr. Hoff said that in the beginning
the camp was deficient in medical sup
plies. The shortage was due to the fact
that It had been expected the troops
would come to camp supplied with
medicines, but some of them failed In
this respect. The capacity of the di
vision hospitals was often doubled and
trebled. It sometimes ' occurerd that
there were eight men in tents which
were intended should accommodate.!,
because of delay in securing tentage to
care for the Increase of disease, which
was unexpectedly rapid. On one or two
occasions patients were necessarily
placed in beds made upon the floor,-. -cause
of a temporary deficiency in
Norses Were Without Training-.
As a rule the nurses were without
training, and this fact occasioned some
difficulty in dealing with typhoid cases.
Yet he knew of no specific cases of suf
fering on this account. He specified the
case of a man afflicted with an in
fectious disease who had been compelled
to lie in the open air one night on ac
count of the lack of tentage. The doc
tor was sure that no injury resulted,
as the weather was p'.easant. Dr. Hoff
said that the shortage in medical sup
plies had continued for several weeks,
but there was generally sufficient to
meet the immediate demands. He also
said that some requisitions had been re
turned by the Washington authorities
because Improperly flfled. and he was
under the impression that there had
been complaints of some suffering on
EFFECT OF SHORTAGE OF TENTS
Reported to Hare Caused Deprivation
Complaint of Arkansas Governor.
There was considerable delay in se
curing flooring for the tents. "Was
there any deprivation on account of the
shortage .of tents?" asked Governor
"It was so reported," responded Dr.
"Whose fault was it?" kas asked.
"Not mine." he replied. "INdid all that
I could do." He knew of no case in
which men in the hospitals had been
compelled to lie on the ground, but he
thought here were probably cases when
sick men had been kept under flies for
He was asked if it was true that at
night there was an average of only one
nurse to each forty patients in the hos
pital of the Second division of the Third
corps, and said this could not be true.
Dr. Connonaread an extract frorrytae
letter of the Arkansas governor saying
that he had matte a personal investiga
tion of the conditions in -this hospital
and that he had found "the conditions
deplorable simply disgraceful."; He
charged that, the doctors in the institu
tion were alf northern men, unfamiliar
with disease tncidental to the'aoatht
that there were'eases of fever In which
the patients had gone without water
for twenty-four hours and in which sick
jjpen went without attention from a
urgeor wimout receiving a aosc ui
medicine for a week.
Replying. Dr. Hoff said that several
southern physicians were engaged at
the hospital, and that be did not think
It possible that men could have been
neglected as Indicated by the governor's
letter. He had heard of no such cases.
He said that during the- last few weeks
of the Second division hospital's exis
tence it had been so overcrowded that
it was found necessary to stop receivng
patients then, bur that the congested
condition was relieved as soon as the
Sternberg hospital was completed.
Killed la aa Explosion at Chicago.
Chicago, Oct. 14. Chief Swenie was
severely injured while at work on a fire
yesterday - mortice, caused by the ex
plosion of a steam pipe in the base
ment of the building occupied by the
W. B. Conkey Company, publishers.
341-351 Dearborn street. The engineer of
the building. John Deldrum. was killed:
Lieutenant M. Strode, truck 9. scalded
about the hips and legs, and William
Davis, assistant engineer, scalded about
the face and hands. Chief Swenie fell
into a manho!e and may have a broken
rib or two.
Big Flad ef Float Copper.
Calumet. Mich., Oct. 14. While ex
cavating for a cellar on the property of
Charles Stroletcn. Traverse street.
Laurium. the workmen discovered a
large mass of Coat corper. It is thought
more may be found in the same vicinity.
The find weighed pearly a ton.
Success comes to those who perse
vere. If joa take Hood's Sarsaparilla
faithfully and persistently, you will
surel v be benefited.
FEES ID EST AND TEE HAWXEYES
People So Hospitable and Entausiastlo
That He Hardly Gets Away. I
Galesburg. Ills,, Oct. 14. Across the'
prairies of Iowa the president of the'
United States was whirled yesterday, on1
his return trip, from the Omaha expo-
eition. In western Iowa the crowds
were large and clamorous at every)
point, but when the eastern part of the
state was reached their magnitude
seemed to swell at every stepping place
until at Burlington the climax was
reached. There the president did not
attempt to talk, but was taken in a
carriage through the brilliantly lighted
streets and for twenty blocks was kept
busy lifting his hat In response to the
wild cheers of the citisena.
Probably the worst crush of people
that McKinley ever experienced was at
the Burlington station, .when the car
riages came back. The president was
forced almost to fight tl'a way for fifty
yards in order to reach j the entrance to
his private car. but throughout all this
he preserved his good temper and main
tained a smiling countenance; as, in
deed, has been the case with him dur
ing all his western trip.- As the train
swept eastward the tenor of the presi
dent's speeches seemed, to canter more
and more on the question of the foreign
policy of the government, and Judging
by the applause of bis auditors they
were largely in accord with his senti
ment. Refused to Save a Murderer.
Springfield. Ills., Oct. 14. Attorney
Frank H. Bone, of Chicago, appeared
before Governor Tanner late last night
and asked for a reprieve for John Dru
gan. who was sentenced to hang at
Chicago today for the murder of Rob
ert F. Gudgeon, a saloonkeeper of Chi
cago, Jan. 10. 1S98. Drugan and four
other men were attempting to rob
Gudgeon and Gudgeon was shot by
Drugan. It Is claimed on Drugan's be
half that he Is Insane. The governor
flatly refused to interfere in the matter.
Knight TemplHr Officers.
Pittsburg. Oct. 14. The encampment
of Knight Templars yesterday elected
the following officers: Grand master,
Reuben H. Lloyd. San Francisco: H. B.
Stoddard. Texas, deputy grand master;
G. M. Moulton, crand generalissimo,
Chicago; H. A. Rubs.'; grand captain
general. Providence, R. I.: W. B. Melish.
Ohio, grand warden. Louisville was
chosen as the place fir the conclave in
Jacks Must Banc for His Cr-eae
Springfield. Ills., Oct. 14. - Mf. TI.
Meagher appeared before the -.ernor
yesterday in behalf of George W. Jacks.
who was sentenced to bang at Chicago
today for the murder of Andrew F.
McGee. McGee was a Collector for the
Charles Creamery, and was assaulted
by Jacks in a hallway! Th? governor
refused to grant a reprieve.
Gen. Bacon Ready-aa'rht the Red.
St. Paul. Oct. 34- X- Walker. Minn-
special te The Pioneer stress says: Gen
eral Bacon has fully completed his plans
for a campaign against .the Indians pro
vided he finds that one will be neces
sary. The general win not make puduc
his plans, but he states that if a cam
paign is necessary it will be short and
Wlscensia SoMiers Coming Home.
Washington. Oct. 14. The four volun
teer regiments which have been ordered
home from Porto Rico the Third Illi
nois, Sixth Massachusetts. Fourth Ohio
and Third Wisconsin will eo Immedi
ately to their state headquarters when
thev arrive in the United States, be
given sixty days' furlough and mustered
out. . '
More Work for Out-Arm; and Navy.
Washington, Oct. 14. The treasury
department has Just been advised that
the governor general of the Dutch East
Indies has issued a proclamation that
all American yachts having war corre
spondents on board will be treated as
privateers. , .
Guilty of .Everything Charged.
Washington. Oct. 14. According to
the verdict of the court-martial in the
case at Rev.' Mrlntyre, chaplain of the
battleship Oregon, who delivered a lec
ture at Denver, and could not remem
ber what he said thereia. he is guilty as
charged scandalous ..conduct, tending
to the destruction oT. good morals; con
duct to the prejudice of, good order ana
discipline and conduct J unbecoming an
officer, of the navy.
Her Hose Secret Society.
A well known Wasnmgton woman
was doing the cathedral cities of Eng
land last summer. Throughout her tour
she wore a tiny American flag pinned
to the waist of her traveling dresses. A
good many of the English people whom
she met did not understand or pretend
ed not to understand what the flag stood
"Yon belong to some. secret society, I
perceive, " said an Eaglish woman to
whom she was introduced, pointing to
the diminutive starry banner.
"Yes," responded the Washington
woman amiably. There are 70,000,000
of na," Washington Post.
A stubborn cold ia easily taken ; it
sticks to some people all winter and
very often develops into bronchitis or
consumption. Yon should cure a cold
promptly by taking Dr. Ball's Cough
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reliable for all affections of the throat
and longs. It cures a cold at once.
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Troops Take Possession of the
Railway Stations in Prepara
tion for a Strike.
GENERAL WALKOUT IS PROBABLE,
The Trainmen Having Decided in Favor
Thereof Iteport That the Labor Kx
change W:ih To Ite Seized 1Mb Crowd
of Workmen DiNperfd by the I'otlce
Aftquith on l-'ashoda (tiifHi at What the
I'euce Commission Im Doing.
Rouen. France. Oct. 14. Th? railway
station here has been occupied by
troops, and the garrison is confined to
Paris, Oct. 11. All the railway sta
tlons in Pavis are occupied by the mili
tary. The companies have engaged ex
tra men and taken other precautions for
possible but unexpected defections. The
builders at their meeting in the Iabor
Exchange voted in favor of a general
strike. In consequence of the commit
tee of the Railroad Men's union decid
ing yesterday in favor of a general
strike and sending instructions to the
provincial branches to cease work, with
a reminder of the secret measures
agreed upon at the railroad men's con
gress for the hinderance of traffic in
the event of a strike, the police yester
day afternoon raided the offices of the
committee and seized all the paper?
Strikers Dispersed by Police.
In consequence of a false report that
the police intended to close the Labor
Exchange last evening there was con
siderable excitement among the strikers,
who gathered in large numbers around
the building, remaining until dispersed
by the police. The troops have been
ordered to remain in the bararks Ow
ing to the threatened strike of railway
men the stations at Amiens, Grenoble,
Arras. Bethune. Lens and other points
have beein occupied by' soldiers. '
Some Kemarks About Vattioda.
London. Oct. H. Herbert Henry As
quith. Liberal member of parliament for
East Fife, and former home secretary,
lo an address to his constituents last
evening spoke of the situation at Fash
oda In a strain similar to Lm-d "Rose
berys declaration Wednesday at Ep
som. Asqulth said it was the duty of
all patriotic Britons and lovers of peace
not to say a word that might even seem
to impair the title of Lord Salisbury's
government to act in the name of a unit
ed people. "Grave as is the situation."
he continued, "it is difficult to find a
cause for real dispute, as the Interna
tional status of the valley of the Upper.
Nile cannot be a matter for serious con
troversy between the French and the
PEACE COMMISSION 8PECCI.ATTOX.
Special M akes a Cam at What the Mem
bers Are Talkies; About.
Par's. Oct 11. The Temp says: "We
j Lb Jrr f4 f
Made to sell for $12.00.
You know us.
have received frm our Madrid corre
spondent a dispatch dated Oct. 12 as
serting that a report was ciruclated in
Madrid on Wednesday that the peace
commissioners were exclusively rccu
pled with the Cuban question a:... :he
commissions had agreed except regard
ing the evacuation by the Spanish
troops, the surrender of war material,
and the question of the Cubandebt. The
respective governments are now exam
ining these questions. Spain is said to
be willing to surrender the war material,
provided the Americans accord an ex
tension of time for the evacuation, and
in spite of the fact that the date i n
which the Americans will assume the
administration of the island Is Vrc. 1.
"An agreement on the debt question
Is more difficult, the Americans claim
ing that he question Is irrelevant be
cause the lTnited States is not annex
ing Cuba. The Americans further hold
that a majority of the Cuban debt was
incurred before the civil war of 1895 and
that the whole debt since contracted
has been devoted entirely to the pre
vention of Cuban independence. where
for the ultimate settlement of the debt
should devolve on the future Cuban
government. Thus Spain would prefer
the annexation of Cuba to the United
"It is further affirmed that i V. an
agreement between the commissions
this matter will be submitted to arbi
tration." The Temps adds that the com
missions have prepared memoranda In
terchanging their views on the clauses
of the protocol which are being dis
cussed. Allesjed Situation In China.
London. Oct. 14. The Pekln corre
spondent of The Times says: "The for
eign legations have not yet been notified
by the tsung-II-yamen that the em
press dowager has assumed the regency,
which daily assumes more the nature of
a usurpation. There are ominous indi
cations, and the early death of the em
peror is expected." The British. Ger
man and Japanese ministers at Pekln
according to a special dispatch from
Shanghai have vainly sought for a
week past an audience of the emperor.
An official of the tsung-ll-yamen says
the emperor lies in a dying condition
in a small building on a lake near the
empresa dowager's palace, where no
man. can penetrate.
Tnrk Most Entirely Kmig-rate.
Rome, Oct. 14. Great Britain, Russia,
France and Italy have decided to reject
the Porte's suggested modifications in
the ultimatum to the Turkish govern
ment on the evacuation of the island of
Crete particularly the sultan's propos- j
al to held three fortified places, with
garrisons sufficient to protect he Mo- i
hammedans and to defend the Ottoman
flag. They ar sending an Identical note
to this effect to Constantinople, remind
ing the sultan that every Turkish sol
dier must leave Crete within tie time
specified li the nltlmatiim
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