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VOL.. L.T. NO. 242. ROCK ISITAND, 11,1,., WEDNESDAY, JULY HO, 1002. PRICE TWO CENTS. FORCE USED ATTHE PIT To Prevent Resumption in Anthracite Coal Region. BIG CROWDS GATHER And Women and Chil ' dren Join in Hoots Against "Scabs." Wllkesbarre. Pn., July 30. Seven striking minors from Nanticoke were arraigned before Magistrate Brown, of this city, yesterday afternoon, charged with committing an assault on Wil liam Young, an engineer employed at one of the collieries of the Susque hanna Coal company. While on his way to work, Young said, he was held up, and two of. the defendants threw stones at him, one of the stones strik ing him on the head and intiicting a deep cut. The strikers were held in bail for trial at court. 'Force Prevents Resumption. A crowd of 1,500 men and loj" pre vented the resumption of work at the Wanke washery at Duryea yesterday morning. . A number of men came down from Scrauton to work at the Washery. They were at oiit-e surround ed by J threatening crowd. The bur gess was appealed to to protect the men who wanted to work, but he thought lie would not be able to do it. and telephoned to Sheriff Jacobs. The sheriff sent four deputies to the scene, but when they arrived the mob had dispersed.. The men who had 'been hired to work at the washery were badly frightened, a 11 when the train for Scranton ca-tne along they Jumied aboard' and returned to that place. A volley of stones followed them. The operator of the washery says he will not make another attempt o resum operations. Hoot and Corses for Black Sheep." SUuiuokin, Fa., July 30. One thou sand men, women and children assem bled at the Mineral company's Cam eron colliery last evening and hooted and cursed non-union men as they quit work. A delegation of boys stoned several sub-losses as they entered town. Chief Burgess Thomas and the Iolice charged the crowd and put them to flight. The coal company officials Fay they will ask for troops if there Is a continuance of the attempts to annoy the workmen. Reign of Terror irr This Locality. Moun,t .Carniel, Pa., July P.O. Two crowds of strikers, numbering fully 3.000 men, women and children, coi lected at all the Heading and Union company operations between here and Shamokin last evening and burled stones and sticks at the non-union men. Six of the latter were captured by the mob near Itichards colliery and badly pummeled. On promising to remain away from the colliery until the strike ends they were liberated. Several scores of non-union men re mained at a couple of the mines last night, afraid to face the strikers who are picketed along the roads leading Into town. . THRETATKNED WITU BLACKLISTING Point Brought Oat Against the Strike Leaders in West Virginia. Charleston, W. Va., July 30. One of the points which was brought out in the trial of John Itichards and others in the federal court here before Judge Keller yesterday is that Itich ards threatened to blacklist all miners who refused to come ont and join the strikers. When Itichards was speak ing to a crowd and the working min ers were listening he turned to the working miners and pleaded with them to quit work, and said - that when the strike was over and the union had been recognized which it Burely would be they would not be able to work in any section of the country. He told them he had a list of all their names, and It would be furnished to every local union in the country, and wherever they went they would be pointed to as "scabs, and would not be allowed to earn, a liv ing. This point was emphasized as much as the prosecution could emphasize It, so that it could be shown to the court that the organization which is op- Iosed to a blacklist by the employer proposes to maintain a blacklist among those of its craft. The sjeech was taken by the stenographer of the Collins Colliery company, and the transcript was submitted In the court yesterday. The men employed In the mines tes tified that they were afraid to work on account of the gatherings of the strikers: and while the speakers coun seled obedience to the law It was shown that they continued to gather in large crowds in the vicinity or the colliery, and asserted that they would stay there until the men came out of the mines. The prosecution brought out testimony to prove that checks to purchase food were sent here by W. R Wilson and John Mitchell. The prose cution has closes its case and the de fense started today. ' . It has developed that if the injunc tion issued Monday by Jndge Keller in the suit of the Gaoley Mountain Coal comuanr . Is enforced strictly. 'It DRUNKEN SPREE ENDS IN TRAGEDY Watchmen at Des Moines Prove Faithless and Fire and Death Follow. Des Moines, July 30. As t,he result of what is believed to be a drunken spree the firemen early this morning found dead Davis Watt, and I. P. Mil ler dying, in the Stoner wall paper building, in South Des Moines, while trying to put a fire which destroyed $j0,000 worth of property. Doth men were watchmen. It is believed the two men secured a quantity of liquor and repaired to the office of the company after drink ing it and went to sleep. PLATT PROVISO DOING ITS WORK Washing-ton, July 30. Information has reached the state department from Minister Squiers tit Havana that the lower house of the Cuban con gress has adopted a resolution de claring that the settlement made bv the United States with the Catholic church respecting church . property in the island need not le considered as binding on the Cuban government nor on the church. The information also is that Pres ident Palnta and his friends did all they could to prevent the adoption of the resolution. 'j.nis activity, it is represented, has produced a crisis in the cabinet. The news is disturbing for the rea son that the faith of the United States is pledged to the fulfillment of the agreement. If the senate adopts the resolution the United States doubtless will intervene. The right to do so under such circumstances is plainly set forth in the Piatt amend ment. Officials here pronounce the situation criticaj. ARBITRATION REJECTED Michigan Mine Owners Reply to the Strik er Mine Coinmliisloner's Statement. Saginaw, Mich., July P.O. In ie spoixse to the request of the miners made on Saturday, and suggesting ar bitration as a means of settling the strike in the bituminous coal regions of Michigan, the operators have re plied, iiositlvely refusing to enter into the project. Mine Commissioner Davis has SMbniitted a statement in which he says that the vote of the miners rejecting the proposition of the oper ators is the result of intimidation and misrepresentation, which, if practiced in connection with a municipal, state or national election, would land the perpetrators in jail or In the peniten tiary. He goes on to say: "Xo Impartial verdict can be ob tained from timid men unaccustomed to public speaking when their efforts In that direction are met with a cho rus of cat calls, when they are jeered, derided, threatened with iersonal vio lence and forceful ejection from the meeting place. These were some of the means, coupled with a refusal in most instances to grant that which ha 1een found by the state and na tion as an absolute necessity, to guard and preserve the puritj of the ballot and to give every citizen an oppor tunity to prepare and cast his vote free from observation, intimidation or persecution by designing men at the time or afterward." DE MORES IS AVENGED These Involved In II U Murder Get Death and Prison Sentences. Tunis, July P.O. The trial of the as sassins of the Marquis tie Mures, at Susa, near here has resulted in, the condemning f. death of El Kheir and the sentencing of Ilamnia Chiekh to twenty years' imprisonment. Seven teen others accused of the. assassina tion of the Marquis de Mores were sentenced in default, six to le put to death and eleven to hard lalor. '" Marquis de, Mores was killed near tJabcs. in June, .18! Mi. by a nuuiltcr of bandits. El Kheir and Hamma Chiekh were the only ones of his assailants captured. His widow, who was Marie von Hoffman, daughter of Ij. von Hoff man, of New York, offered a reward of 5,000 francs for the arrest of the principal assassin. i ' will prevent the strikers rrom going Into the incorporated town of Ansted, in this state. The bill of the com plainants sets up that nearly all of the employes of the. company live In the town of Ansted, which town is located on the property of the com pany, and that the municipal'authori ties are unable to cope with the de fendants, Wilson, "Mother" Jones. Purcell and others, and are unable to protect the property of the company or the persons or safety of the em ployes, and that the police have been openly detied. The injunction of the court prohibits the defendants, their agents, associates, etc.. from going on the property of the company or camp ing or marching on It. so that it In cludes most of this municipal corpora tion.. Cadaliy Says li ra Myth. Omaha, Xeb., July 30. Edward J. Cudahy. head .of the Cndahy Packing company In this city, was shown a re port from Chicago stating thii a pack ing house combine was being formed which' would absorb the Cudahy pack ing interests.and had this to say: "You may say that the whole story is a myth, pure 'and simple." . - Hydrophobia Among Stock. Jackson. Mich., July 30. Hydropho bia Is raising mischief among stock in Blackman, and It will probably be necessary , to kill a large number of animals. The epidemic started from a dog not known to have rabies. CHAMBERLAIN SPEAKS Gives a Statement of the Situa tion in His Department of Government. COLONIAL CONFEEENCE ALL EIGHT Doinu "What It Is There for," Say" the Secretary Status of the Boer Country. London, July 30. Colonial Secre tary Chamberlain appeared in- the house of commons yesterday after noon for tin first time since his recent accident. He was greeted wRh hearty cheeilng and later he was warmly congratulated by Sir Henry Camphell Bannerman, Liberal leader of the house. Sir Henry Ciimphell-l'.aimermau supplement-Hi his congratulations by asking for information of. the colonial conference. He expressed the hope that lenient treatment would be ex tended to the P.oers in South Africa. Chamberlain replied that the one spirit animating the members of the confer ence was the desire to draw closer to gether the constituent parts of the empire, and he thought it safe to say that the conference had made import ant progress toward a perfect nuion, to which he himself looked forward. Status of South Africa. Regarding the future status of South Africa, the colonial secretary said the imperial government had es-' tablished a crown colony in the strict est sense. - The next step would be to add a nominated official , clement. Thereafter there would be an elected official element, and then nothing but circumstances and time would sepa rate the new colonies from full self government the ultimate goal of their ambiition. That consummation would not be delayed: if for no other reason, because it might relieve the govern ment of the tremendous burden of re sponsibility involved in the present sit uation. lot-s Not Propose To lie Rushed. But all must understand that the government would not be rushed nor hustled into any action which circum stances did not warrant. The speaker said he was one of those optimistic enough to believe that the new colo nies would reach the ultimate goal of their ambition much sooner than many persons now thought iossibIe. So far as the government was concerned the surrender promises would be kept in spirit as well as in letter. The gov ernment, he said, was bound both by honor and interest to this course. Many Ouestions To lie Settled. .There, remained inanv questions q be dealt with. A "ncNvlariff "must be arranged, involving intricate ques tions concerning which experts must be consulted, and the taxation of mines must be settled; but he wished to say nothing would 1k done to pun ish owners of mines, as had been sug gested In many quarters. Mines to Help I'ny the War 1eht. The government would do nothing to interfere with a quick revival of development of the country. Subject to that consideration. Chamberlain continued, no man was more anxious than he to recover some considerable part of the cost of the war from South Africa. He thought it would be per fectly fair to lay a fair part of the cost of the war on the principal in dustry of the Transvaal, but what amount it was too soou to say.. LEGAL TANGLE STARTS Over the Water Power revetped by the Chicago Oralnape Cahal. Joliet. Ills., July 30. Controversy over water, power rights along the drainage canal at Joliet and Eockport developed a sensational surprise yes terday. The Chicago sanitary district tiled a condemnation suit to secure ti tl to land purchased by the tJa'ylord syndicate, a private organization de veloping a wafer power site antago nistic to the district, south of Joliet. The syndicate in turn Hied a new pe tition condemning all the sanitary dis trict's land in Joliet. Officials of the district announced that plans for the Ixckiort develop ment will furnish 14.(K)0 horse iower and make a navigable waterway for lake steamers In Joliet. President Snively, of the Illinois and Michigan canal board. Is in Joliet securing legal advice preparatory to an injunction uit against the Chicago sanitary dis trict near Iockport. It is claimed that the state owns the title to some of the riparian rights invovlved. Snive ly expects Jo start his suit ioday. Why lie Declines to Try the Case. Frankfort, Ky., July 3. Allie W. Young, of Montgomery county, whom (lovernor -Beckham appointed as spe cial judge to go to Breathitt county and sit In the Cockrill-Hargis feud murder case, has returned his commis sion to the governor. He declines tc serve because of a protest against him by Cock will's relatives and leeause of relationship with the Hargis family. Greatest Trnst in the World. London, July 30. In its issue of this morning The Daily Mail declares there is no longer any doubt that the three monster oil Interests of Rocke feller, Rothschild atid Noble have en tered into a working agreement. Thus," says the paper, "without any publicity, the greatest trust the world has ever seen has sprung into being." Lutheran Conference Adjourns. Milwaukee, July ."W. The Evangel ical Lutheran synodlcal conference came to a close yesterday. It was de cided to establish one or two prepara tory schools in the south for the bene fit of necroes. A commission was ap pointed for the purpose of looking into the matter, and will decide on the lo cation of the schools. .. . " . LATE INDIANA SNAKE STOR.Y Iteptile With Two Feet of Its Tail Shot Off Makes Its Kscape." Mai-ion, Tnd.. July r.0. Clarence Burrls. whose reputation for truth and veracity has never been questioned, relates a remarkable snake story, which has advanced reptile stock in this neighborhood alKJiit 20, per cent. Pun is was engaged in building a fence ou .the farm of Gideon Leas, in the Indian reservation, when he heard the wall of a young rabbit near where he was working. The cry continued, and when he made an investigation he discovered the largest snake, he had ever seen outside of a circus. The snake was trying to swallow the rab bit, which, was making a great effort to release itself from the coils of the snake. , Pnrris sent a boy to the house for a shetgun. mid remained at a sale distance umil his return. He then opened, tire on the snake mid succeed ed in severing about two feet of its tail. Tin's only enraged the snake and it released tjf rabbit and took after P.inris. He jumped over a feme and after a short chase succeeded in get ting away. He reloaded the gun and started on a hunt for the snake, but failed to find it. He found a piece of the tail. Judging from the size of it Burris is convinced that the snake must have been twelve or fourteen feet in leuirth. PAUL VAN DER VOORT DEAD One-Time Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the lteoiihlir. Philadelphia. July no. Paul Van der Voort. past commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Uepublic, died at PAUL VAX DEKVOORT. ruerle Frtncipo, Cuba; yesterday, of paralysis of the heart. He was born in Ohio in Is-HI. He enlisted for three months' -service In tlu Sixty-eighth Illinois infantry, and re-enlisted in Company -M. Sixteenth Illinois cavalry, and was with his reg iment in the Xjnth and Twenty-third corps and the cavalry corps of the military division of the Mississippi. He was discharged Aug. 1, ISthi, as semen lit- SPALDING'S RELEASE FROM JOLIET PRISON Chicago, July 30.- With iears of lis face, Charles joy streaming down Warren Spalding, defaulting banker, vesterdav heard the 'words from his wife's lips which told him that after six years imprisonment in Joliet the avenues to freedom Mere opening be fore" him. The scene was one of the most joyfully pathetic ever witnessed at the penitentiary. Locked in each other's arms, the prisoner-husband, aged beyond his years, and the young wife gave free sway to tears. The action of Judge Dunne in granting the writ of habeas corpus, based up on the unconstitutionality of a sec tion of the parole statute, was the first step toward victory in the pro longed struggle to free Spalding. As soon as the decision was handed down the young wife, with Attorney W. G. Anderson and Jailer Whitman, left for Joliet to bring Spalding back to Chicago to await further disposi tion of the case in court. GOVERNOR YATES GOES ON VACATION Springfield, ftls.. July .".0. Governor Yates was busy Monday clearing up official business preparatory to leaving for a mouth's vacation at Harbor Springs. Mich. He was in conference with Bishop Fallows, of Chicago, and ex-Senator Aspinwall, of Freoiort, trustees of the state reformatory at Pontiae, and with John Lynch, of Ol ney, the newly apointcd trustee of the Southern Hospital fo the Insane. The governor left Mondnr night for Chi cago, and tonight will attend the wed ding of Mr. Wood worth and Miss An nabel Dixon, daughter of Arthur Dix on, all of Chicago, at Dixon's summer cottage at Oeonotnowoc. Wis., and to morrow he "and Adjutant General Smith will Inspect Camp Logan. Mrs. Yates and the children will go direct from this city to Harbor Springs later In the week. Texas i'lutld Mtuu'loil. Dallas. Tex., July 3o In the north west sections of Texas the flood situa tion is improved, but in the central and southern portions there have been further heavy rains, which have crip pled railway traffic and caused much damage Nto other property. Secretary Shaw Starts for Wahinffton. Atlantic City, X. J., July 30. The United States revenue cutter Greshani with Secretarv of the Treasury Shaw and friends ou lnard anchored off this city yesterday. The party came ashore and the secretary left last night foe Washington by rau. y FORCED HIMTO RETIRE Question Is Raised As To Why a German Official Had to Stand Down. WAS IT BECAUSE OF HIS MARRIAGE Or Because He Had Views of His Own On the True Polish Policy? Berlin, July SO. The marriage by Privy Councillor I.oehning of the daughter of a former sergeant in the Germany army has caused Heir Loeh ning's compulsory retirement from the chief directorship of taxes for the pro vince of Fosen. llerr I.oehning, who was also finance councillor, and who was a man of wealth, has been circu lating a pamphlet among his friends explaining his acceptance of a pension July 1 at the instance of Herr von Rhciubaban, the Prussian minister of finance. The publicaton of this pam phlet in yesterday's papers has caused considerable comment, both socially and politcally, because Herr Loehning, as a high official having first hand knowledge of the Prussian admiustra tion of Fosen, disapproves of several features of the ministry's Polish policy. Ober President Lay Uowu the Law. In this pamphlet Hc-rr Eoehning re lates that after an interchange of com munications between Berlin and the highest adminstrative officials of the province of Fosen the ober president of Fosen told him he had nothing to say against his tinancee. but that it was impossible for him to consent to the marriage of one of the highest of fticials of the province of a daughter of an ex-sergeant: that it was as thougli the colonel of a regiment pro dosed to do such a thing. A ministerial councillor or a superior government councillor might possibly marry a ser geant's daughter, but a privy and finance councillor 'could not. Was There Polities In the Cane? The ober xresident said also that the commanding general and police pres ident shared his views on the matter. The father of Herr I.ochning'is wife- is now a secretary in one ot the govern ment otfices at Fosen. Some weeks after his marriage the finance ministry at lierlitt asked Herr I.oehning to re tire, which lie did. Herr I.oehning af firms that his opinions in the matter of the ministry's polish policy had noth ing to do with his retirement from of fice, but notwithstanding this it is be lieved the opinions probably did have something to do with the councillor's retirement. Lot-lining's Idea ot I'oliidi Policy. Herr. I.oehning .-ijiiinis. also, in hs pamphlet that most of the high Prus sia!! officials of the province of Fosen condemn the government's general pol icy toward the Poles, the prosecution of Polish newspapers -and the" surveil lance of Polish societies. .Herr I.oeh ning, although favoring measures to Germanize Poland, is of the opinion that this should 1 carried out less os tentatiouslv. The pamphlet is the sub ject of noticeable editorial articles in the liberal newspapers, which predict attacks upon the government in the diet. The Vossische .eitung says it is impossible to write about the matter coolly and that it reads like the times preeceding the battle of Jena, when Prussian aristocracy reached the Acme of class iueolenee. TRIAL FOR A BUTCHERY Four United States Citizens Were the Vic tims, Moros the Itutchera. Washington, July no. Manila r pers received at the Avar department give an account of the beginning of the trial of twenty-three natives in the island of Mindawao who are charged with the killing of four citizens of the United States. The names and iden tity of the United Statesans could not le obtained. From ore of the twenty three men arrested a partial story of the massacre- has been obtained. The four United Statesans ap proached the shore of .Mindanao in a boat, and as soon as they landed the natives attacked them, putting all to death and mutilating them. The bod ies then were put in the boat and cast adrift. STANDARD OIL STORY IS PRONOUNCED FALSE Xew York, July 80. Regarding the cabled report that the Standard Oil company has entered or will enter into an agreement with the Roths childs and .Noble interests to control the world's production, M. V.. Elliott, attorney for the Standard Oil com pany, today pronounced the story ab solutely without foundation. MORE GOLD ENGAGED FOR SHIPMENT ABROAD Xew ork, July 30. One million two hundred thousand dollars in gold has been engaged for European ship ment tomorrow. Ofnrial Charged w ith Swindling-. Dublin, I ud.. July ..".n. A sensation was created at Noblesville when Hor ace W. Carey, clerk of Hamilton coun ty was arrested on the charge of buhko steering and of aiding and abet ting in a conspiracy. Tyler Caruthers. who was arrested In Wisconsin six weeVs ago, was rearrested Jointly with Carey. It is alleged that Carey and Caruthers conspired to swindle Lucius P. Slont. a farmer living near Eagle town, out of $.?.1(N ou the fake foot race pulled off at Springfield. Ills., on the 1st of last May. Carey says some political enem.ysJryingto ruin him. Wife Murderer Killed hjr Liglitninff. Dannemoro, N. Y., July .10. George D. Mlddleton was killed In the elec tric chair yesterday at Clinton prison for the murder X hi wiT la 1901. SHIPS COLLIDE: FORTY DROWNED Distressing Accident at Sea Near 1 " " Singapore Three Young ' ' ' Women l'erish. Singapore, July 30. In a collision off Molucca between the British schooners Prince Alexander and Ban Hin (iuan, the former vessel sunk. Fort y lives were lost. Monticello, Minn., July 30. Miss Mabel Welb, of Monticello; Miss Eva Sasker and Miss Laura T. Tye of Far ibault, all young ladies, were drown ed in Lake Jefferson last evening. Their boat capsized during a storm. Elm Grove, Wis., July 30. In a col lision here this morning between a passenger train from Waukesha and a west bound freight, the engineer of the passenger train, Dennis Connel, was instantly killed and Fireman Chamberlain badly injured. Several passengers were more or less bruised, though none sustained injuries that are considered serious. Harrisburg, Pa., July .'!(). An ex plosion of a gasoline engine at the mines of Jacob Shiro, of Short Moun tain, wrecked the power house and destroyed the breaker and storage house. The loss will amount to thous ands of dollars, partly insured. Binghampton. X. Y., July 30. A wagon containing the llion - state league ball team was struck by fcn Erie passenger train at a crossing in Lestershire this afternoon. The driver, colored, was instantly killed, a young man named Signor, of this city, had one leg cut off, and Pitcher Hess was injured, but the othej- play ers jumped in time to save them selves. Anderson. Ind July 30. An inter urban car was struck by a train near Yorktown this afternoon. It is re ported two persons were killed and many injured. THINKS HIS GRAFT GREAT Much Prollt and Only Short Terms In the Milwaukee. July ."50. Charles II o kanstn, a bank swindler who was ar rested last Saturday by the Milwau kee police, was arraigned in the dis trict court yesterday on a charge of vag'-aney, h-iving settled his accounts with the banks that he had defrauded in the city. Hokauseu talked freely of 1,1s crimes and admitted that he had been arrested in nearly every city in which he had operated, but had al ways escaped with a short term of imprisonment for vagrancy. "It's the greatest graft any one ever saw." said I.e. "There isn't a large city in the United Stales that I "haven't worked, and to profit at that. I cla.... that I am not a criminal, but this is simply a businesslike way of making La living. Nine out of every ten busi ness men overdraw their accounts at their bank, and there is no reason why I shouldn't. I never try to make a big haul in any town, but always manage to tret iivay with enough to pay me for the trouble. I have been arrested any number of times, but never, got a long sentence yet." ' Farmer Lose Ahout $350,000. Havana, Ills., July IV K Lacey levee, near here, will be repaired, it is hoped, in time to save some of the crops that it protected before the rising waters of the Illinois river broke from Skkii river. Farmers are greatly dissatisfied with the levee commissioners for not keeping the pumps going, as they claim that by so doing much of the crops could have been saved. Among the great losses is the Connor's hemp fields. The entire damage to all ter ritory in the neighlwrliood of Havana is estimated at $250,000. Deadly Solar Plexus lllow. Berlin, Ills.. July . Elmer Brown, the 10-year-old son of William Brown, living near here, was instantly killed by a blow In the stomach, delivered by John Stregle, a farm hand. The two were cutting weeds together when an altercation arose, and the fatal blow was dealt. After the killing Stregle remained upon the farm until Deputy Sheriff Thomas arrested him. Stregle says the killing was accidental. Telegraphers Have Grievances. Omaha. Xeb., July "0. The execu tive board of the Order of Railway Telegraphers, of the Union Pacific rail road, has gathered in this city to pre sent matters of grievance to the rail road officials. Fifteen members are In attendance, who coi from all parts of the system. It Is t believed their action will have any e'ect on the shop men's strike, unless there should be a disagreement. Railway Franchises Revoked. Monroe. Mich., July 30. The city council of Monroe has revoked the franchise of the Toledo and Monroe railway and the Monroe Traction com pany, on the ground that the Black Mulkey syndicate, of Detroit, which owns the electric roads, has not ful filled the conditions under which fran ehlses were granted. The city demand ed certain paving and extension con cessions. Says It Was In Self-Defense. Saratoga, Wyo., July 30. Xear Cop perton M. A. Step, a miner known as "California Red.' shot and killed Don Martinas, a Mexican sheep herder, and wounded another herder, who es caped. Step surrendered, and asserts the shooting was done in self-defense. Higher Civilization In Kentucky. Middlesboro, Ky.. July 30. At the Mingo mines here Warren Smith killed Calvin Senter by shooting him through the heart. Before Senter was shot he had mortally wounded Smith. IOWA ISSUE - DISPOSED OF Republican Convention Handles the Platform Without Dissention NOTABLES PRESENT Principal Nominations Made and Contests on Minor Ones, Des Moines. July 30. The platform expression regarding the tariff policy is settled. The republican state con vention had a simple task today to select three candidates for three mi nor offices, clerk of the supreme court, reporter at the supreme court, and railroad commissioner. The convention convened at 11 in the new Auditorium with a large at tendance. On the platform were Sen ators Allison and Dolliver, Secretary of Agriculture Wilson and the full congressional delegation with the ex ception of Capt. Bumple, who is ill at Chicago. Be v. Marshall, of the Central Pres byterian church of this city, offered the invocation, after which Congress man Walter I. Smith, of Pottawata mie county, was introduced by the temporary chairman. At the conclusion of Smith's ad dress the convention adjourned until 2 o'clock. Hon. Edward ('. Boach. of Bock Bapids. was elected permanent chair man; E. W. Weeks, of Outhrie Cen ter, was made permanent secretary. The resolutions heartily indorse Boosevelt, especially his reciprocity relations with Cuba, and look upon his election in 1004 as a "foreshadow ed event demanded by all the people." Platform Declarations. As a result of the congressional caucuses held this morning the com mittee on resolutions will report a reaffirmation of the Cedar Bapids tariff trtist plank in the platform, which reads: "That we assert the sovereignity of the people over all corporations and -aggregations of capital and the right residing in the people to enforce such regulations, restrictions or prohibitions upon the corporate management as will pro tect the individual and society from abuse of power which great combina tions of capital wield. "We favor such an amendment to the interstate commerce act as will more fully carrv out its prohibition of discrimination in rate-making and any modification of the tariff sched ules that may be required to prevent their affording shelter to monopoly." The Nominations. The following officers will be re nominated without opposition: Secretary State W. B. Martin. Treasurer CI. L.. Oilbertson. Attorney General Charles W. Mul- lan. Judge of the Supreme Court- Charles Bishop. Auditor B. F. Carroll. The only contests are over minor offices. Yoonar Withdraws. Des Moines. Ia., July 30. The with drawal of Iifayette Young, of Des Moines. last evening as a candidate for inemlier of the committee 011 reso lutions from the Seventh district is generally regarded as ending the oppo sition to the reaffirmation of last year's platform by the Republican, state con vention. Young's decision was an nounced after a caucus of the Polk county delegation. The objection which had been made to the reaffirmation of last year's plat form was directed almost entirely to the clause in the trust plank declaring for "any modification of the tariff schedules that may be required to pre vent Jheir affording shelter to monop oly." Congressional Nominations. Bloomington. III., July 30. The democratic congressional convention of the Seventeenth district today nominated Z. F. Yost for congress. Cedar Rapids July 30. Malcolm Smith, of Cedar Bapids, was nomina ted for congress today by the Fifth district prohibitionists. THE WHITE HOUSE STRIKE Failure to Kecogrnixe Kleetrlcal Workers' Colon the Cause of Trouble. Washington, July 30. Members of the Brotherhood of Electrical Work ers local union, Xo. 26, who have been employed on repair work at the White House, quit work to enforce the rules of the union. The cause of the "walk out," it is said, is the re fusal of the Xew Y'ork firm having the contract for the electrical work to accept the terms of the union. The matter has now been adjusted.