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Bcttlemcnt Benched at a Conference at
Denver Last Night ,
Operators Cement to 1'ny Three Dollnrg for
Eight 11041" ' Work nnd Mlnera Con
cede the Itlfilit of Operators to
Kmploy Nonunion .Men.
DENVER , Juno 4. The strike at Cripple
Creek has. been settled. Late tonight the
conference between Governor Waltc , J , J.
Ilagorman and David H. Mortal arrived at
an agreement which IB satisfactory to all
The conference began at 8 o'clock at the
request ot Governor Walte , As soon as the
triumvirate assembled Governor Waltc an
nounced that he wan authorized to act for
the miners , and consideration of the various
points was Immediately begun. But ono
point canned serious complication , and that
was the tlmo allowed for luncheon. The
miners demanded thirty minutes , they to bo
allowed pay for the time.
The articles of agreement provide that
the miners shall work eight hours n day.
with twenty minutes for luncheon ; that they
be paid at the rate of $3 per day , and that
the mine owners In employing men shall not
discriminate against cither union or non
union miners.
At the conclusion of the conference Gov
ernor Wallc Issued a proclamation carting
upon all the people In El 1'aao county who
were forcibly holding the property of others
and who were bearing arms In violation of
law to deliver up such property and to lay
down their arms. The entire state militia
Is called upon to go to Cripple Creek , El
Paso county , and aid the sheriff In icstorlng
miners Hecclvo KrinforrcmciitN and Make
I'lnal Preparatloim for the Struggle.
CRIPPLE CREEK , Colo. , Juno 4. All
rumors of a conflict between strikers and
deputies are erroneous. There has been no
conflict nnd there Is no likelihood that there
will bo ono before tomorrow night or Wednes
day , The deputies are awaiting rifles , a
galling gun and ammunition , which will not
reach them before tomorrow , nnd It Is no
part of the strikers' plans to make an attack
upon the deputies. '
U is reported hero that over 1,000 deputies
nave taken a train at Divide for Midland ,
the terminus ot the Midland Terminal rall-
ft-ay , and will proceed at once to Bull Hill.
Thu telegraph offlco at Divide refuses to
tend out messages and the sentinels will not
permit any travel between this cty ! and Dl-
The strikers have spent the day In per
fecting their defenses. Their forces were
Increased today by 300 men , who came from
the direction1 Pueblo. Women and chil
dren have been streaming toward this place
troni Victor and Altman. The miners have
loaded beer kegs with dynamite , scrap Iron
and railroad spikes , and have placed them
on the crests ot Globe hill and Battle moun
tain. The defensive movements of the strik
ers have been decided upon , and are about
as follows : Mounted scouts , who are spread
qut In all directions , upon discovering the ad-
.vutice of the deputies , will hasten lo camp
, XUli the Information. A prearranged signal
I/ / * will bo Rounded on the steam whistle at
1'lke's Peak mine , when the strikers will take
their designated positions. The skirmish
ers will fall back slowly , keeping the depu
ties engaged , until they reach the barricades
erected at the foot of Bull Hill. Behind
the barricades the strikers will make a
land , defending themselves with guns and
bombs. If driven from the barricades they
, \vlll hasten up the slope to the fort. Should
the deputies follow them the dynamite
mines , which have been planted at every
few yards , will bo exploded. Cannon and
bombs will simultaneously deal out death ,
tram the fort.
Besides taking Henry E. Woods , president
of the Victor Townslte company , Into cus
tody , the strikers last night seized Clarence
O. Flncll , county superintendent of schools ,
and D. E. Wllklns , a Colorado Springs
teacher , and they are now held prisoners on
Bull Hill as hostages for President Catffer-
wood or any other miners who may be ar
John Shorten , editor of the Cripple Creek
Herald , organ of the miners' union , has
been arrested by the deputies. .
A reign of terror exists in this city.
Women and children are being removed to
places of safety. The general belief Is that
the deputies will advance against the
ntrlkers on Bull Hill today or tomorrow. It
Is reported that General Palmer who Unlit
the Denver & Rio Grande railroad , and has
nn established reputation as n fighter , will
bo In command ot the deputies' army , with
Charles Adams In direct charge of the cav
alry. The fighting force on Bull Hill was
Increased today by the nrrhn ! of seventy-
eight coal miners from Fremont county , and
now number about 1,300 men.
A delegation of citizens waited upon the
leaders of the strikers today and Interceded
for the'TeleOKO of Mr. Woods , who , they rep
resented , had 'always employed union men
nnd treated them well. Upon learning that
President Calderwood ot their union had not
been arrested the strikers released their
prisoners , Messrs , Woods , Finch and Wll
klns. whom they wore holding as hostages ,
Mr. Finch loft Immediately for Colorado
BprlngB , vowing to swear out warrants fur
Ills caplors.
I'lirlhrr Trouble with Conl Strikers Not
Very Prolmbln Noiv.
DES M01NES , June 4. ( Special Telegram
to The Beo. ) The local camps of mllltla ,
which have been at Evani for several days ,
came homo at noon today , the striking
miners having disbanded and a portion of
them returned to work. U Is believed the.
backbone of the strike Is broken In that
Bcctlon , The much advertised barbecue yes
terday was a failure. The strikers were
lowing for their homes all day and will all
be gone by tomorrow. They all saw It waa
useless to Iry to uae force whllo tlin mllltla
was there and they made up their minds
they were clearly out of It. The household
ot Huns who lived beside the mllltla camp
were given their time and notified they could
not return to work under any conditions.
'A diffident number ot men will be Im
ported from Missouri within a week
to flll the shifts a * the mine. They will
bo met at the county line and all will bo
worn In as deputies ami armed by the sher
iff. , Tlila morning between ICO and 200 men
returned to work , a large proportion nf
them being whites. Superintendent Me-
Nelll nude a tour ot the miners' homos and
informed the men that all who wanted to
might go to work , and that In case they
failed to gq to work In A tow days other men
.would be put In tholr places.
LYONS , la. , June 4. The coal supply here
nd at adjacent points bcfng exhausted , cord
wood and other fuel supply Is being rapidly
used up by rlvor btcamcrs and other con
sumers , Prices arc going up and It the
trlke continues a general fuel scarcity will
ensue here.
OSKA1.00SA. la. . Juno 4. Troops were
cut from Evans today ami the miners , gen
erally went to work there.
Critical bltuatlon In Indhiim.
' INDIANAPOLIS. June 4. A special to the
ew3 from Shelburn , Ind. , says that the
striking mlnera there are bringing In re
inforcements from outlying mines by flrlfig
nvlla as signals. They expect to have COO
wen there by the middle ot the afternoon ,
nd uay no more coal earn shall be allowed
to to through. State mllltla under com-
tuand ot General McKee are eight miles
nway , having gone there by orders of Sheriff
Mills. The situation Is regarded as critical.
< ioKitNoii HAITI : HIIKS : : ADVIOI : .
Attorney Ortiernl Adtlsc * Illni It I * Ilia
Duly lo Aid NherlfT llotrers.
DENVER , Juno 4 , Governor Walte has
requested Assistant State's Attorney Soils
and Judge Steven A. Pratt to give him an
opinion on the Cripple Creek situation and
his duty ns governor. They have replied to
the effect that the governor should grant
Sheriff Bowers' demand for troops to aid
him In disarming the strikers. What action
the governor will take has not been an
It Is understood that Governor Wnlte Imn
been given power by the.strikers to agree
upon terms of arbitration. At all events ,
Go\ernor Waltc requested J. J. Hagerman
of Colorado Springs , who Is the principal
owner nt Cripple Creek , to cnmo to Denver.
Mr. Hagerman arrived here at 5 o'clock this
evening. The strikers necm somewhat more
anxious to arbitrate. U Is said they will
wnlve the point of none but union men be
ing employed In the mines , provided Immu
nity from punishment for past outrages be
granted. The mlno owners , It Is claimed ,
fear that a compromise will result In a
mere postponement of a conflict which they
regard a.s being Inevitable and are Inclined
to have the battle out now.
Stnto Troops 1'lro on I ho Miners nnd Kill
Four of Tin-in.
SULLIVAN , Ind. , June 4. Parties who
have Just come In from Farmersburg report
that the mllltla fired on the strikers and
killed four men.
News has Just reached here that the
strikers are burning the bridges behind the
coal trains.
Herbert and Sam Wolscy , coal operators ,
have Just come from Shcllburn to escape the
mob of miners that was after them with a
Colonel Ross has Just arrived from the
south with five companies of mllltla. They
are waiting for orders and will probably
Join General McKees' command tomoirow.
The country In the direction of Alum cave Is
very wild and hilly ajid no operations will
bo attempted tonight nnd unless the strik
ers take to the brush at daylight very seri
ous trouble Is expected toiliorrow. Sheriff
Mills has just arrived with four * prisoners.
There will probably be no further develop
ments tonight.
Four Men Killed liy Iliilcnown Purlieu as
They Wore Leiiilug Work.
CHARLESTON , W. Va. , June 4. A tele
gram from Montgomery states that as the
miners it Powellton were leaving the mines
tonight several shots were 'fired at them
from the surrounding timber , resulting In
four men being Killed. None of the men
who did the shooting were discovered. The
owner of the mines telegraphed the facts to
the governor , stating that ho had asked the
shei lit for protection and asked If nothing
could be done to protect his men. The
governor replied that under the statutes
military aid could only bo extended when
asked for by the sheriff. Evan Powell , the
manager for the Powellton company , tele
graphed to Point Pleasant for bloodhounds
to bo used In running down the men who
shot the miners.
Burrgiinileil l > y Ono Thousand "Miners Ho
( IvcH ll ] > thu Content.
SPRINGFIELD , III. , Juno 4. Governor
Altgold tonight received the following tele
gram from the sheriff of Williamson county
at Marlon :
"I am powerless In the hands of 1,000 men
nnd women armed with dynamite and guns.
I am compelled to withdraw my forces at
Cartervlllc , "
. The governor replied , asking how many
deputies the sheriff had and what violence ,
It any-had occurred.
llrlilfjoii Iliirneil by Strikers.
CLEVELAND. June 4. Not n train wns
moved on the Cleveland , Lorraine &
AVheeJIng road today , owingto bridges be-
IliK burned by strikers. For three weeks
this road has been the only source of fuel
supply to local mills and fuctoiles. Unless
the tralllc Is resumed on the road within
two or three days hundreds of establish
ments must close down. The Lake Shore
nnd NIekel Plate roads have- also been sup
plied from the same source , and many
trains on these roads will be abandoned
unless coal can be obtained promptly. The
Cle\ulund , Lorraine & Wheeling road will
attempt to resume a portion of Its tratllc
tomot row. '
Tleuil Not ( iiillty to 'I rain Stealing.
ST. JOSEPH. June I. Eight of the strik
ing miners who were arrested Satunlay
were arraigned before a Justice In this city
this morning , charged with being accesso
ries to the train stealing. All of them
pleaded not guilty , and they were re
manded to Jail until Wednesday , when
they will have their preliminary hearing.
( -until Fo .Minerstrlke. .
CKRRILOS , N. M. . June -Work In the
coal mines here- has been suspended until
further orders from President JIcRrlde of
the United Jllne Workers of America. The
mines belong to the Santa Fe rallionit com
pany und nre the largest In the territory.
A union committee will go to Gallup und
endeavor to iiulucu the men to strike.
Protecting Itullroiul Ilrldgca.
CINCINNATI. June 4.-Ohlo stilkcrs
numbering from 1,000 to 2,000 nre expected
froift the Wellston district tonight to blow
up the Norfolk & Western railway lirlilne.
The lallroaa has about UK ) guards stationed
at the Ohio river bridge , nrmed with Wlh
chesterM , whllo military companies are held
In tcuUlness for orders If needed.
ItelnfnrremrntH for Illuo Illll .Miners.
JIH'O , Colo. , June 4. Fifty nllnern , armed
with Winchester rlllea.nnd . having sulllclent
provisions to last several days , left heie.
today to reinforce the Milking miners on
Hull Hill. The deputies will probably at
tempt to prevent their reaching the strong
hold of the miners.
Spring ( inleh 91 liters Will Not Ktrltce.
QLUNWOOD SPRINGS , Colo. . June 4.-
The Newcastle coul miners who went to
Spilng Unlrli Saturday to tnduco the- men
to Mtrlku returned homo today , having
failed to accomplish their object. No fur
ther attempt to close the mines there la
anticipated. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
MrlUu Nutea.
The Hlllxboro , Mo , , miners have gone
back to work.
The Bheilff nt Brazil. Ind. , yesterday suc
ceeded In moving coal trains.
Unless th" Consolidated Coal company's
men quit thu strike In Maryland Is liable
to collapse ,
Sulking West Virginia miners have gone
to Wlnlflcld to Induce the miners woiklng
there to quit. .
The soft coal supply nt Chicago Is piric-
tlcnlly all exhausted , nnd Inke- steamers
will have to use hard coal or tie up.
The supply of coal nt Clearfleld. Pa , , has
been reduced to three cars , and the opera
tors Induced a .few men to go to work.
There Is n possibility that In cnso the
Pennsylvania operators start with nonunion
men the- railroad men will refusa to haul
the coal ,
Coal miners In the vicinity of Johnstown ,
Pa , , nre all out. Reports that the mllltla
have been ordered to that section an : with
out foundation.
All but two companies of mllltlu have de
parted from Cannelsburg , Ind. Every
thing Is quiet there , and the strikers r.r-
rested have given bond ,
Repot ts of rioting at Bhcllburn , Ind. . are
without any foundation. The mlneiH
stopped a train and examined box cars for
coal , and , finding none , released the train.
The negroes brought to Hcottdale , Pa. , to
work In the coke works have quit , saying
the work was too hard for them , Operatord
expected strikers to return to work yester
day , but were disappointed.
, The statement that * the operators nt
Punxatawnle. Pa. , had agreed to pay the
price demanded by the miners Is denied by
the operators. The company has deter
mined to open the mtnea this week , nnd
will put In nonunion men under guard If
the old men do not return to work.
Newspapers Object to the Government's
Power to Suppress Them ,
Canton Scrlounly Alnrmcd Over the Out
break ot n Ucmlly Fever Korean lle-
Tolt'IlnH Not Vet llecn Suppressed
I'ntat .Mnrlno Collision.
SAN FRANCISCO , June 4. The City of
Sidney arrived today , bringing Japan ad
vices to May 8 and China lo May 9. The
Japanese Diet met May 12 and a candidate
hostile to the government was nominated
for president of the lower houeo by a plur
ality of seven votes over the next highest
candidate. The selection of Kusuomoto Masa-
taka , the successful candidate , will no doubt
be confirmed by Uio emperor. The session
ot the Diet was formally opened by the em
peror In person May 15. On May 18 Count
Ho , minister president of state , delivered his
formal address to the homo and there were
scenes of great disorder. The address was
frequently Interrupted and the minister was
asked many direct questions , which ho de
clined to answer. The fight between the
government and the opposition Is particularly
sharp on the question of foreign treaties ,
the opposition standing for a rigid enforce
ment and especially as to Korea. The gov
ernment wants a revision of the treaties.
An address Impeaching the minister was
brought In , but was defeated by five votes.
Another address of censure U pending , but
was Introduced by the party comprising the
government followers. If not supported by
the opposition the government must boon be
An anti-government newspaper league of
seventy-six Japanese papers nnd magazines
has been formed for the purpose of opposing
several propositions of national policy , and
particularly to secure the abolition.of the
present government power to suspend news
papers. A newspaper league to support the
government has likewise been formed.
Canton Is In serious alarm over a plague
of fever and dysentery which has made Its
appearance. In one place an unconfirmed
report says forty deaths have occurred In
forty-eight hours. The authorities have Is
sued proclamations prohibiting the slaughter
of pigs and the capture of fish. The In
habitants nre going through elaborate re
ligious rites to frighten away the plague.
The Korean revolt had not been suppressed
at last accounts. Statements as to Us extent
and the amount of Injury already Inflicted
by the rebels ure constantly coming In. One
report says that 10,000 Inhabitants of Sofu ,
In Zenra province , arose and massacred
three officials , and then broke Into the gov
ernment storehouse and confiscated a large
amount of rice. Soldiers were dispatched to
quell the disturbance , but found the populace
so Inflamed and angry that they were able
to do nothing. The Korean minister of
war Is now LI Shoga , who recently succeeded
Mining Yen Chen.
A collision occurred recently near Ponang
between the steamers Ngapoota. and Kwan-
tung. In which over sixty lives were lost.
The Kwantung ran down the Ngapoota In
the night and the latjer filled fast and sank.
Passengers and crow floated about on wreck
age and made appeals to the Kwangtung for
relief. The latter had a large hole In her
port side , and she Immediately made for
land. Of 138 passengers on the Ngapoota
forty-eight are known to have been saved.
Some others were probably picked tip. The
Drltlsh ship Uldston Hall Is badly ashore at
Little Heacon.
Now I'retich Ministry ISccclvcg a Decidedly
Ia\orablo Vote.
PARIS , June 4. in the Chamber of Depu
ties today. M. Goblet , raising a question re
garding the formation of the new cabinet ,
said that the composition of the ministry
was not In accordance with the express will
of the Chamber.
MM. Bourgeois and Brlsson stated they
were given a free hand.
To this M. Goblet replied , saying thai his
party was not consulted In the formation
of the cabinet , which , ho added , was formed
with disregard for the parliamentary con- '
dltlons. The radicals , ho added , had no
confidence In the ministry , and a Dupuy
regime would , In the opinion of the speaker ,
mean a condition of affairs worse than
monarchy. f
There was an uproar In the Chamber at
the conclusion of M. Goblet's remarks.
Finally M. Dupuy accepted M. Isambert'fl
motion to the effect that the Chamber had
confidence that the government would pursue - >
sue a course of radical reforms and defense
of secular rights.
M. Sambort's motion was eventually
adopted by a vote of 215 to 1C9 ,
I'rlnroof WnloNllocs the Honors to the Chi
cago's Onieerf ) In Ills Mother'n Abucncc.
LONDON , Juno 4. The prince of Wales
today held a lc\ee at St. James' palace on
behalf of her majesty. Presentation ) ) to his
royal highness upon this occasion were con
sidered as equivalent to presentations to
the queen. The levee was In full state and
the feature of this brilliant gathering was
the presence of the otllcers of the United
States cruiser Chicago , who were nearly all
In attendance. There were GOO persons pres
ent , the largest number since the Juhlico
celebration. Guards of honor were posted
lit the palace yarn and the Americans were
most warmly greeted. Among those present
wore Sir William Vcrnon Harcourt , the earl
of Klmberley , Lord CarrliiKton. the marquis
of Urenihlilnne , Viscount Wolseley , Haron
Roberts of Kandahar , Adjutant General Sir
Redvers Duller and General Sir Francis W.
Gronfcll. together with representatives of all
the foreign embassies and many other promi
nent people.
Kiupvror of thu Dual Kmplro In the Ilun-
Rnrlun Capital.
nUDA-PESTH. Juno 4. Emperor Francis
Joseph arrived hero today and was warmly
welcomed at the railroad station by many
deputies. Upon arriving at the palace the
emperor summoned Count Hedcrvary In or
der to consult him regarding the political
I.i Iho Unt-rKuB tclij Dr. Wckerle , the
preinler , whoso resignation IH In the hands
of the emperor , announced that as the
crown had not fully accepted the govern
ment propositions the ministry had resigned.
The emperor , however , he milled , had not
yet rotne to a final decision tu accept the
resignation of the ministers. Referring
to Count Hedervary , Dr. Wokerle said that
to form a cabinet , he had merely been In
structed to report upon the situation. Upon
the motion of Dr , Wekerle the house de
cided to suspend Its session.
The opinion continues to gain ground that
Dr. Wokcrlc will remain In office.
Ilrltl.ih Ifoiuo Cannot Adjourn for the
Derby or Xl cus3 Uptnda.
LONDON. Juns 4. Sir William Harcourt.
In the House ot Commons today , replying tea
a question put by Mr. J. W. Maclure , ono
ot the members for Lancashire , said that the
house had not enough superfluous tlmo to
udjourn over \\'ednesday for the Derby.
Replying to Rt. Hon. A. J. Ualfour , Sir
William Harcourt said that them was no time
for any further discussion of the Uganda
question before the budget was settled.
ut the llrltlih limbauy In Parli ,
PARIS , June 4. Lady Victoria IJIackwood ,
the youngest daughter ot tUo British am-
bauador , the marquis of Dufferln , was mar
ried today to Hon. William Lee Plunkett ,
eldest son of Lord 1'1'unkqttu , archbishop of
Dublin. Die civil marriage < ook place In Oic
British ambassy and the -rollelous ceremony
In the Church of the i Rue d'Aguesseau.
The father of the brldcgroon offlclatcd. Lord
DufTcrln gave his daughterlaway.
A reception attended bjr rqany distinguished
pcrson.s was held later tn th'o-day In the Brit
ish embassy. The houcym9on wilt be passed
In the Italian lakes.
Tito Very Different Versions of the Situation
In Sun Halviidor.
WASHINGTON , June. 4. A dispatch re
ceived by the State department from Lit
Llbertad announces ( liqt tlin revolutionists
In Salvador have triumphed completely and
thai President Ezcta las | fled the country.
PANAMA , Juno 4. The Star and Herald
has received the following from San Salvador
vader : In the battle at , Santa Ana on May
24 the government troops under General
Antonio Kzeta were defeated. General Ezcta
died , COO soldiers wore kilted and General
Bolanos was wounded , President Ezota has
reslgncil In favor o ( Carlos Bonllla. A
counter revolution Is pure to break out , as
Bonllla Is not generally acceptable. Pos
sibly General Manuel Rlvus may become
SAN SALVADOR , Juno 4. Consternation
reigns hero notwithstanding the govern
ment bulletins Issued blalhilng victories over
the rebels. The Ezct&s arc making a strong
stand nnd n brave fight , but reports Indicate
that the rebels are gaining. The rebels uro
marching on Acajutla. It is reported that
the city of La Union Is In revolt. The
commander of the United States cruiser
Bennlngton will protect American Interests.
GUATEMALA , Jum ; I. It Is reported at
Chalchmipa that COO Salvadorean soldiers
Joined the rebels , taking their arms. Riots
are feared In Salvador.
sti.vr.it coNi'HiiuNon IIUIAKS : UP.
Met In IVIiniury but I1 H Itenchcd No Con-
eluDlon ou til' ; . uhjt'ct.
BERLIN Juno 4. The silver commission ,
which was convened In February last , con
cluded Its labors today without arriving at
any decisions.
Kxtcnillng Northward from Korea ,
LONDON , June 4. A dispatch to the
Times from Tien Tain , , China , says that the
revolution In th'e province of Klrln In Man-
choorla Is greatly extending. Mounted ban
ditti , armed with repeating rifles , have de
feated the Imperial troops In every engage
ment and have occupied several Important
positions , Including ilic Sarcslng arsenal. In
which 100,000 rifles w.ere stored. The situa
tion Is so alarming "that Viceroy LI Hung
Chang Is gathering a large force to suppress
the rebellion. " ;
Franco" Jlluy < ! et It Yet.
PARIS , June .4. M. La Grange of the
Patrle and M. Gautlerand. Gardcnne of the
Figaro , who went to Brussels to see Turpln ,
the Inventor , were eupccisful In convincing
him he would be guilty of a great wrong
against France If ho. were .to sell his secrets
to Germany. The tlree | Journalists received
from Turpln and brought/with them docu
ments desccrlptlve of his -plans and Inven
tions , and will pjaco lhcmiln , the hands of
the minister of war ;
Admiral Krdon Itcturiilnp Compliments.
LONDON , 'June 4.-l-Adii\iral Erden of the
United Sta'tes cruise/'Chicago will entertain
his personal fi lends nnJmuny { of the army
and naval officers aml hel'r fair relatives on
board the 'American ship oil thu llth lust.
It Is stated that only , six of the crew have
deserted the Chicago Wsinco her arrival ut
Gravcscnd and that ' * Vievre ! merely
"weeds. " v ' . . , .
To lialao the Time of the NcimpapcrH.
LONDON' , * . June 4. A circular signed by
103 members lictHouse \ of Cominqns has
been sent . .to the .editors of the prominent
dally newspapers throughout the United
Klngddm asking tliem'to cease ( o demoralize
the people by reporting sensational cases of
Immorality or brutally and In 'other ways
appealing to the sensual nature of man.
Did Not Know It Would Go On .
LONDON , June 4. A party of excursion
ists near Tralee , county Kerry , Ireland ,
picked up an old shell nrar an artillery
camp and began rolling It. along the ground.
The shell exploded.and killed three ot the
party and \younded dozen more.
.v i.v
Indications Are the Republicans lime
lUuctcd 'I heir Kntlre Ticket.
PORTLAND , Ore. , June 4. The most ex
citing election In. the history of the state
took place today. Lord ( rep. ) for governor
Is undoubtedly elected by a large plurality.
The entire republican slate ticket Is prob
ably elected , with the possible exception of
Irwln for superintendent of schools. The
legislature will be ve y _ close , and the popu
lists may hold the bajanco of power In the
senate , though the republicans claim they
will have a majority In both houses. Her
mann ( rep. ) Is-1 elected to congress from the
First , by from 1,000 to 2,000 majority. Ellis
( rep. ) Is In the lead In the Second district ,
but the greater part of the Second district
Is cut oft by the flood , -and no returns will
be received for several days.
Counting Is progressing very slowly. In
this city 100 votes counted give Lord ( rep. )
for governor , GO ; " Galhvay ( dcm. ) , 21 ; Plerco
( pop. ) , 10.
Based on the few scattering returns re
ceived up to 10:30 : Lord's ( rep. ) plurality for
governor will not fall short of 5,000. and
may reach 10,000.
JMTTM ; av rnh IIK.ITH nun.
ISrothors l-'lght for tlii > Inheritance Ilofore
the Old -Mm Diet.
NEW YORK , June 4. Worth $3,000 , John
Lane , who had boon a private In the Fourth
United States artillery during the war , died
on Saturday at his jiomo on West Filth
street. Father Glbifey ot St. Michael's
church had Just administered extreme unc
tion. Grouped about thu bed sldo of the
dying man were his iwo sons , Michael , aged
31 , nnd Daniel , Hged 28 ; his daughter and
her 10-year-old son , apil several neighbors.
The bolenin rite had , | scarcely been finished
before Daniel began * a. , dispute over the
question of Inheritance. , with his brother.
The old man \vai In .tho last agonies , but
made a feeble geHtlr.e.for | Daniel to stop.
The younger Ron continued to talk until
Mlohaol tried to iMil.IjIin from the bedside.
Daniel then knoclica Michael down. The
two struggled , and finally Jllcliae ! subdued
his powerful brother * A neighbor hurried
for a policeman , 'and , * as Daniel was taken
from the bedchamber ! to ' the Jail , the old *
man died. In th6 JqffCTaoh Market police
court Danlul Lane tv'as lined { 10.
Greeted by a Lnrgo , ( Ironrt and Made an
FRANKFORT , Ky. , June 4. Congressman
Brecklnrldgo spoka hera today to on enthu
siastic gathering ot 4,000 people. Ho was
met at the depot by 500 people , who cheered
him lustily rs ho got oft the train. The
speaking was hilled .to bo at the court house ,
but It waa found , not one-third ot the crowd
could got Insldo ai\d the meeting adjourned
to the state house yard , where he spoke
from a table. Ho was Introduced by ex-
Mayor Taylor and was received with such
applause- that ho could not commence hla
speech lor fifteen minutes. Ho spoke about
un hour itnd njtltalf mid made ono of the
most cloquentjeftorts of ills life. He did
not ro"a t his opponents as r.overcly as on
other occasions. This county has alt along
been considered aa Owens' strongest point ,
but the reception to illrecklnrldgo loday was
certainly boy owl expectation. Many ladles
were present. Colonel Brecklnrldge was
dined today at thu homo ot Colonel E. H.
Taylor , Jr.
Unless the Temperature Falls the Water
Will Continue Rising for a Week.
lllcheat 1'art of tlin I'murr Illvrr Valley It
Tlicrrby Flomleit If ( ho Water Ho-
coilot Itupldly Homo Crop * Mny
Stilt Ho 1'ut In.
VANCOUVER , Juno 4. The Fraser river
rose four Inches last night nml U Hllll ris
ing. The highest water will not bo rcachcil
for another week. Vancouver ID about shut
off from the rest ot the world except by
steamer. All telegraph wires nre down cast
and the Canadian Pacific railroad has
stopped selling tickets , nil trains being can
celled. Yesterday passengers were brought
down by steamer from Vale to Westminster ,
thence by electric cars to Vancouver. Sat
urday and Sunday all telegraph wires were
At Westminster the water Is over the
floors of buildings and wharves , and as there
will bo 11 very high tide tomorrow It Is ex
pected that Front street will be flooded. All
the mills along the water front liavo been
shut down for the last week. Many houses
and cabins In the lower portion of the town
ar.e nofloating. . A report reached here
this morning that the dyke at Lulu Island
had Riven way , but It has not been con
firmed. If that be true thu best agricultural
district In the whole Fruper valley will be
flooded. Reports from the upper river slnto
that the water Is still rising rapidly and on
Juno 1 the temperature at Qiiesnele was 105
In the shade , the water rising four Inches
nn hour.
At Yale the water Is one foot eight Inches
above the 18S2 mark and Mill rising. The
large railway building at Mission Is still
Intact , hut It Is expected to go shortly , owing
to the height of the water and the quantity
of the driftwood. So far no further loss of
life Is reported , and there have been only two
deaths from the flood as far as known.
Saturday's train had a narrow e.scape at
Nlcoll bridge , the last car being barely off
the bridge when It went down. At North
Demi a Chinaman was drowned. It Is staled
that If the water subsides rapidly there Is 11
possibility of saving the timothy crop , while
barley and oats can also he sown , -still It Is
Impossible to estimate the loss , but it will
be enormous. Subscriptions have been
started In every town and money Is being
freely received.
Union 1'nctrtc Steamer IJrulile to Miiltn
Headway Against the Current.
PORTLAND , Ore. , Juno 4. The waters
steadily continue to rise. Since last night
six Inches have been added to their depth.
No news can bo obtained from the upper
Columbia region or the Pugct Sound coun
try. The only telegraphic communication
with the outside world Is by way of San
Francisco. The Union Pacific steamer Har
vest Queen , which left Portland yesterday
for the Cascades , was unable to makti head
way against the swift current and was
tied up -Bonncvllle for the night. From
the mouth , of the Willamette to Cathlamot
the lowlands are flooded. At some places
the housetops nre barely visible and float-
-lHKho.usesar ? a'cpnjmpi blght. 'ttin toRn
of Kahuna is entirely under wafer.In thin
city many wharves 'along the rl\er front art ;
snapping and cracking In an ominous fashion.
On pearly all of them are valuable goods
which cannot be removed at present. The
gas company was compelled to teabc opera
tions today.
The river reached the thirty-two-foot mark
this evening and Is still rising. Hundreds of
persons whoso places of busfncss am sub
merged have moved out and established new
temporary places. In the lower portions of
the city , where a great many poor persons
live , the condition Is most deplorable. Qieat
numbers have been driven out by the lifvad-
Ing waiters and have taken temporary refuge
wherever shelter can be found. Much dis
tress prevails and the temperature has fallen
ten degrees at IJaker City during the past
twenty-four hours , from which It Is surmised
that the temperature has fallen o\er the
country drained by the Columbia and Its
tributaries , In which case there Is a pos
sibility of a cessation ot the rise.
This afternoon the Western Union Tele
graph company * succeeded In restoring com
munication with Taconia and Spokane.
l-'raser Illvrr Claims One Ilnnilrcil Liven
mill Four .Millions of Properly.
VANCOUVER. D. C. , Juno 4. Four mil
lion dollars will hardly cover the present
loss by the Fraser flood and there Is not
yet any sign of abatement. The waters are
still rising and as the warm weather con
tinues' melting the snow In the Rockies there
Is no Immediate prospect of beginning the
work of restoration. One prominent railway
official thinks the loss of life will reach 100 ,
though conservative estimates are not so
high. Bridges , trestles , tunnels and tracking
along tho. Canadian Paclllc have gone and
the company has over -,000 men at the
scenes of danger working night and day.
From Prevelstock to the sea , 380 miles ,
along the railway Is now a watery waste.
The last point above Vancouver which can
now bo reached Is Iluby Creek , eighty-two
miles. Thence Is all water. Masqui , Mis
sion , Chtlliwack , Patslo and Lnngley prairies
and the towns of Harrlbon , Centcrvllle ,
Langley , Chllllwack and Mission are all
under water , not a farm building being
left standing. Fully 10,000 cattle have
perished. The blockade was broken for the
first time Saturday by a steamer from Huby
Creek to Warncck , Passengers on the delayed
eastern trains were brought through. The
railways ure completely demoralized.
No .Moil ) lloillert I'oiinil nt J'nelilo ,
PUEBLO , Juno 4. No other bodies ol
people diowued In Wednesday night's flood
have been found and the- list of fatalities
remains at four. The flooded area Is rapidly
being drained through trenches and Htcum
pumps are raising the water from the cellars.
Active- work of relief Is being done by the
citizens and municipal authorities and a
request has been sent Governor Walle for
the use ot 100 tents. Means are being de
vised , by a. company of engineers to prevent
a recurrence of the disaster. The coroner's
Jury In the case of Ilarney Hafferty , who
was found In the Bessemer ditch under cir
cumstances giving rlso to suspicions of foul
play , brought In a verdict that he died from
causes unknown.
Ninety-Five MIleM of Truck fiiiliiiicrceil.
TACOMA , June 4. Assistant General Su
perintendent Dickinson ot the Northern Pa-
clflo returned from a trip over his road
today. Ho says ninety-two miles of the
Northern Pacific Is under water , from Horse
Plains , Mont. , to Odin , Idaho , fifteen miles
west of Hope. Business on that division
will be suspended until the waters recede ,
Hnuta l"o A k Iho Court's Alt ) ,
CHICAGO , Juno 4. The Santa Fe railroad
applied to Judge Grosscup ot the Uulted
State * court today tor aid In subduing
mlnera alleged to bo Interfering with the
operations ot the road at Stroatnr , Coal City
and other Illinois pointsTim road being In
the hands of the court through * welvcr-
shlp , Judge Grosscup ordered. United States
Marshal Arnold to proceed to Streator Im
mediately with a posse and Instructed him
to u > ear In all the deputies necesssury.
I'our Dctperatn Men UreaU Jull.
WICHITA , Kan. , Juue 4. Sylvia , Young ,
Blglcr and Drown , train robbers lately cap
tured at SI Reno , have broken jail at 1'otiO
Creek. All officers of the southwest are
after them. They are well armed and It Is
expected will fight to the death before being
jtvx.t.MtTi : ox TIII : ni.tcit-
It Was rorooil Off the Hull * by the
KiiKlnii Without Imploding.
TERRE HAUTE , Ind. , Juno I. Four
pounds of dynamite were placed on the track
of Iho Evansvlllc & Terrc Haute railroad this
evening by striking miners. The terrible
explosive was placed on the track In front
of tlu ) train bearing several companies of
mllltla under General McKee. This was at
a point .1 few miles south of Farmcroburg ,
between hero and Shcllburn. Orders hud been
given the mllltla to escort n train load of co.il
past the sovcral mining camps. The coal
train went ahead , followed by the train with
the mllltla. After proceeding about a mile
the coal train came to a atop , having been
stopped by an obstruction on the track. In
ambush In the heavy thickets nn each side
of the track were 200 miners. It was their
purposeto capture the train. The disem
barkation of the troops was Immediately be
gun , and General McKee ordered them to try
to surround the miners , but the maneuver
failed , as the miners scattered. The wreckage -
ago on the track was removed and the coal
train was sent on. Four dynamite bombs
were found near Shelburn and were forced
oft the track by the trains without exploding.
A coal train was captured by the miners
and run to Alum Cave , where the strikers
have a stronghold. The mllltla are sleeping
on their arms near Farmcrsburg and noth
ing more will be done to recapture the train
until morning. _
M.w.s err .SH/J.U.S anoitr.
One I'roliiililo Can in for the Ils.ipprtiiiiicn
of the S. M. A. A. .Soeretury.
CHICAGO , Juno I. ( Special Telegram to
The Dee. ) The ciusc of the sudden disap
pearance of William A. Slmsrott , secretary-
treKsurer oftho Swltchmenjs Mutual Aid
association , has at last been discovered. For
a couple ? of weeks past a special commit
tee has been Investigating the books. Today
It was found that Slmsrott has credited the
first lodge of the Switchmcn'H Mutual Aid
association with $2,000 less than the re
ceipts , show he had received from It.
It look nearly two weeks to untangle
this one account , and get the others
in a shape to balancs In a set of books without
system or rule. This initial error was nn
overwhelming surprise and the members of
the Inquisition nre trembling with apprehen
sion lest the 17 ! ) remaining lodges bu found
victims of a similar neglect. They hope that
the figures showing the discrepancies may
be the result of their Inability to fntho.n the
ways of the books , and regret exceedingly
that the man who has handled $ .100,000 n
year for the 8,000 members should be absent
just at this time , when they most need his
Donth of an Ktnlnenl r.ernmii l > onoiiilnl.
LE1PS1C , Juno . Prof. William Husulier ,
the eminent political economist , Is ilcml.
Prof. Homelier was born ut Ilunover Octo
ber 21. 1817.
DOSTON , June I , Ex-Governor rbailes
Collins Van Xnndt of Ithode Inland died
today In Urookllne
SAN JOSE , fill , June 1. G. W. W I on ,
capitalist mill nn old resident of Chicago ,
died suddenly today of heart disease at Hie
residence of his son-in-law , Flunk Ooykon-
dall , where he 1ms been visiting several
month" . He wns the Inventor of the Wil
son sowing machine , His wife nml twii
daughter * were nt his bedside. The re
mains will be shipped cast for Intel ineiit.
No I'rospcct of n Settlement.
PITTS1UJRG. June -I. There seems little
prospect that a nettlement of the strike
will be "reached UB-nn outcome -of .tomor- .
row's conference of the minors , olllcluls anil-
organizers at Columbus. Secretary Wiinif r ,
who , with Organizer Harris , Is. yet In the
city , said them will certainly be no 69-rcnt
rate compromise for- the PlttslmiR district ,
no the miners will not hear of It. They
have struck for 79 cents , anil unless they
get it they will continue the light.
IliiMtroiiH : Storm Neat-Tort Scott.
FOUT SCOTT , June 4. A disastrous
wind Ktorm passed through this county , six
miles northwest of this city , tonight. The
wind wnn accompanied by a violent rain ,
and glowing corn and other grains weie
laid low. Trees were uprooted , window
glass destroyed , and barnn were parried
from their foundations. From meager 10-
ports received so far It Is learned them
were but two men seriously hurt. The
ilanmKo to crops , live stuck and orehuids
will bo huiivy.
Father O'Grtidy Too ill to Appear.
CINCINNATI , June 4.-When Fa.1 liar
Oomtnlck O'Orady was called In Jiuljte
Cumler'H court today to answer the charge
of murder In the first degree for killing
Mary Gllmnrtln he did not appear. Dr.
lichee , who has been attending the pils-
oncr , said he wns not able to come Into
court. The Jury was discharged and riiv
case passed until the July term.
Coal Kiito Ln\r Dncoimtltiitloiml.
Git AND FORKS , N. D. . June 4. Attor
ney General Standlsh of North Dakota has
rendered un opinion that the coal late 1-iw
passed by the last legislature Is line JUKI l-
tutlonnl , as a discrimination against c al
mined In other states , anil adds that the
law , like most of the woik of the last legin-
luture , was put through hurriedly.
Killed for -men Ihilliii-x.
CHICAGO , June 4 , Mrs. Gloseppa Fiera
was shot and Instantly killed today by Louie
Veckl. Frank Flora , her husband , was
seriously wounded. The bhootlng was the
result of a quarrel between Veckl and
Flera because the latter refused to pay
rent amounting to $7.
Itoturnoil to the ( Mil Wagon.
CHARLESTON , W. Vn. , June 4.-Tin
Splint coal operators of the Kaimuliu and
Knrnarvon districts met hero today and
decided to Increase the price of mining to
21/- cents per bushel. . . This the pi Ice toi-
murly paid. It Is thought this will cuuss
thu Splint miners to resume , unless the
coalers prevent them.o
Scaling Schoonrri Wrecked
SAN FHANCISCO , Juno 4. A letter from
Hakodate , May 10 , states that the captain
of the schooner "Wlllnrd Alnsworth found
the schooner Matthew Tinner bottom up
during a scaling cruise. Another cap-ilrci
iichooncr , painted giccn , wns also seen.
She was supposed to bo either the Lilly L
or Rosa Sparks ,
lllg rreinliun on Honda.
FERGUS FALLS , Minn. , June 4-Otter-
tall county's Issue of $200,000 bonds Inuo
been Hold nt auction to a Chicago firm for
$8,300 premium , an oftcr of Jl.uot ) extr.t if
thu bonds were made to rend payable In
gold being refused by the populist com
missioners. _
iJrocory I'nUuru at Fort Scott.
FORT SCOTT , June 4. The Vt * . U. Bell
Wholesale and Retail Grocery company of
this city executed chattel mortgages to
night to home creditors to the extent of
$7,500 imd the latter - . " ( take charge of the
business. The liabilities and assets are
unknown. _
Killed ly u I'ronmturu iilo : | lon.
HOT SPRINGS , Ark. , June 4.-R. 13. Cren-
uhavv , a railroad contractor of Springfield ,
Mo , , and Robert McConnel , n , laborer , were
Instantly killed today white at woik on
the Hot Springs , Little Uoclc & Texas rail
road by u premature blast of dynamite.
9In > ciHciitn of Hoiigolni ; VoKioU . .JunoI ,
At Now York Arrived Mississippi , from
London ; Runic , from Liverpool.
At Glasgow Arrived City ot Rome , from
New York.
At Quecnstown Arrived Arizona , from
Now York. .
At London Arrived Brazilian , from Mon-
At'flan Francisco Arrlved-Clty of Hid-
noy , from Panama.
At Gibraltar Arrived Gelort , from New
At'Bcllly Passed Chester , from New
At' New York Arrived Weikuiid.ini.
from Rotterdam. . , , , . , , ,
At QueeiDitowii Arrlvcd-Cejiliiilonlu ,
from Iloston. , 4
At I'hllaUclphla ArrlveO-Ohlo , from My
Were in Possession of Mrs. Payne , Who ia
Placed Untlor Guard ,
Story Condli-tn with Ono Told tn n Neighbor
( llrl'n SlmcH A Inn I'onnil at Her
HotiHc Case lleciiines .More
Puzzling .Still ,
The rings Maud Rubel wore and which
were missing when her body was discovered
have been found and tndcntlflcd by the
parents. The plush covered slippers which
are supposed to have belonged to the girl
have also been found , but the parents have
not yet seen them. Thcso things were re
covered In the house now occupied by the
woman who passed as the wife of Sam
Payne , the negro who last occupied the
apartments at SOt ! South Tenth street , and
the woman Is detained at the police station
though she has not been placed under ar
Information had been received that Mrs.
Payne had shown the rings to a neighbor
several days ago with the explanation that
they hud been given to her by a white
man , who , she said , was stuck on her.
When visited by olllccrs Mrs. Payne re
luctantly produced the rings and after being
taken to jnll she sild that the slippers could
be found In a pile of bed clothing In a part
of the house which she Indicated.
When seen at the jail last night Mrs.
Payne ut first said that her name was not
Payne , but llal.cr , and even denied knowing
I'.iyne , hut afterwards she stated that some
times she went by his name and that she
had occupied the looms at SOfi South Tenth
street with him. She said they left several .
days ago , Just when she could not tell. She >
MI Id she was now In Nellie King's uld IIOUBO
simply to take care of It. When asked when (
she saw her husband last she replied : "Oh. i
It might have been three ilnjs ago , and It /
nilght have been three weeks , " She then
said that the two rings were given her by
him four or five days ugo. He asked her
to keep them for him , as he did not want
to rarry them around. "That ts all , " she
said , "he ever said about the lings. "
When asked If ho had given her the plush
slippers , she answered : "I won't say he did
or he did not. That's something that 1 do
not think I ought to answer. "
"I am sorry , " said Mrs. Payne , "to ba
placed before the public tn such an unfavor
able light , but talking , under the ctrcum-
fctances , Is no use. "
These circumstances Increase the dcslrs
ot the police to get their hands on Payile ,
though thcofllccrs have not concluded that thu
facts point to his guilt , nor do they rely on
the statement of Mrs. Payne that the rings
were given her by her husband. It has been
proven conclusively that Payne va
cated the rooms he had In the
Tenth street building a week ago
hist Friday. The following Saturday , or
the day previous to the disappearance of the
Rubol Rlrl , Payne left for Kunsns City. Just .
when ho returned is not known , but Mis"
Payne said that after , her husband left she
dlil not sec him for three days. Ho lias
long been n resident ot Omaha. He bears
a fairly gaud reputation and has only once
during his residence In this city been under
police surveillance. Thjjt was.four Drears ago.
Ho was arrested for'Youbery proved to
be the wrong man.
It will be remembered that when Aland
Rubel's body was found a cloak was found
with It. This cloak was for some time and
until yesterday" thought to have been MSR |
Rubel's. Yesterday It was discovered that It
did not belong to her. About two week's
ago The Bee printed an article relating that
William Knottu , residing at ICOf Howard
fctrcot , went to the pollco to report that
Miss Laura Barrett , who left home a year
previous with n Mr. Cleveland , had boon teen
In the city. Ho wanted the police to ap
prehend her. Nothing was done In the case ,
however , but a few days after the report
was made it was learned that a young girl
was lying sick at the house of a colored man
under the Eleventh street viaduct. This girl
was Miss Barrett.
The cloak belonged to Mlsa Barrett. The
police do not connect Miss Barre'tL In any
way with the case and how the clo-ilc got
to the room Is a mystery , and thp only way
It can bo accounted for Is It may have been
thrown away by Mlfs Barrett and foundby
some ono eonneoted with the murder. The
only object In throwing It over Miss Rubel'ii
body would be , Inasmuch as there wore two
girls of about the name age missing , to
cause the pollco doubt as to the Identity of
the body.
Dr. Brown was again asked for an Inter
view last night. Ho only volunteero'l the
Information .that , his attorney advised him
to nay nothing of the case' Brown said
the truth would bo known very soon und he
hoped for a complete vindication.
Some Interest was caused by the report of
Mlhs Drewstor- residing at Eighteenth street
and St. Mary's avenue. She Is employed ut
King & Smcad's overall factory , Eleventh
and Jackeon streets. She was looking out
of the window last Monday and saw a col
ored man and a white woman at the north
end of the Eleventh street viaduct. She
thought the girl was crying and saw the
man lead her by the arm down under the
vlailtct. : , She could not state whether It wan
Payne or not.
The pollco say they have facts that will
develop the case In n very few dayH now.
What they were they would not toll , but
guaranteed that it would not ba another
week till the Rubel case waa cleared up.
StiuiUlaiia Martian McnU a Ilorrlblo Doilll
lleiifath the Carx.
Stanislaus Martlnn , employed at the white
lead works -nnd residing at Nineteenth and
Williams ttreet , was Instantly killed tit
10 o'clock last night by being run over by
the cars. Ho was walking along the tracks
when a train coming up behind canned
htm to Jump from the track he was walk-
on to another. He Jumped right In front
ot the bridge train. His body was fright
fully mangled. The train was In charge of
Knglncer John Stockdale and Conductor
JumcH Sciillen. Murtlnn leave * a wife anil
two children , who wore witnesses to the
uccldent , but did not know ut the moment
whu the victim was.
Letter from Oin Taylor llroltiorn.
LINNAHUS. Mo , , Juno I. The laloit
turn In the chase of the Taylor brother ! ,
who killed the Meeks family , Is a le tcr
from W. P. Taylor to parties in Drowning- .
This Is confirmed by heveral reliable men
who have neon the letter and they say pos
itively it IH W. P , Taylor'ii handwriting.
Thu contemn of the letter have not been
made public , except a small part , and that
Is about an follows :
"If the ftuthorltlcH will call In nil the
puiHiterH and dogH the Taylors will aur-
render and stand trial. They claim they
are Imuxjcnt and can prove It If given u
chance. "
This Is believed by many to be a 8 herno
to ulluy suspicion and slop the hunt HO th *
fugitives can escape. Their Icrmu are not
Ilkoly to bo ucceiiicd.
Oimrantlno , Agalnit Kelly ,
CAIRO ; III. , Juno I. The mayor of Cairo
today Issued a quarantine proclamation
against the entrance ot Kelly'H Industrial
navy Into this city , on account of the nuvy
having been exposed to smallpox , The nuvy
will reach hero Wednesday.
Ilolloriuiiker * Ilrotlim'liooit la Htsilon ,
MILWAUKEE , Juno 4-Tho drift annual
convention of the lirotherhood of Boiler-
rnakoiH and Iron Ship Hullderu of America
was called to order here toduy. The con
vention will remain In eesnlon during th
\ \ ck , nnd possibly longer.

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