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ESTABLISHED JUKE 19, 1871. (HI AHA, MONDAY 310KNIXG, AUGUST 5, 1901. SINGLE COPY El VI-: CI2NTS. ALL UNIONS MAY JOIN Etery Eraploje of Bteil Truit Will Ea Askid to Quit Work. THERE WILL BE NO MOP f FENCES Eitter Contest Betwom Libtr u is Now On. IHAFFER DETERMINED TO WIN VICTORY Entirt M&nagtmut tf Buttle Placid in Hii Hands. SATISFIED WITH PROGRESS SO FAR llend of Aninlcrnmnti-d Annelntlnn Clnliita fltrrnKth In Jinny Mills Can nnd Will Cnll Out Kvery Sinn In Orgiiiilantlon. I'lTTSIlUKO. I'a.. Auk. 4. "Within n eek every union man und every union man at heart in tho employ of tho United Staton Steel corporation will he naked to Join the HtrlUr now bolnj.- waged by the Amalgamated association. Wc must settle whether unionism Is to stand or fall. There will bo no mom conferences with the United Stntes Stool corporation, union the meeting Is asked for by the oltlclals of that corporation. The Amalgamated association will not request n peace meet ing." These and several other significant state ments were rundo tonight by President Hhnffcr of tho Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers upon his return from tho fruitless conference with J. Plcrpont Morgan and others lu Now York. It Is no.v a fight to a finish between the great bllllt n-dollnr Steel trust nnd organ ized labor. Mr. Shaffer says that he Is ready to o.uploy every posslblo mean within tho power of man to win a victory. No quarter Is to bo given and nono will bo requested. Tho entire management of the battle hns been placed In the hands of President Shaffer. He has absolute power to call out every man who Is con nected with tho organization and ho In tends to do It. He Is satisfied with the progress of tho tight to date. Ho finds that none of Ills battle lines hava been broken. Promise Is made by Mr. Shaffer that tho trust will find the Amalgamated ussoclalnn Is strong In many of Its mills. Mr. Shnffor, Sccrotary Williams, B. I. Davis M. F. Tlgh'o and John Ghnppolle of Wellsvllle enmo In from New York this evening. Tho president and advisers did not appear to be tho least cast down. "There Is not much that I can say about the situation at present," said Mr. Shaffer. "Will there be n meeting of tho ad visory board tonight to order a general utriko?" was aBked. "No. I always endeavor to prevent Sun day meetings when I can. Wo held 'none on the train today'," was the reply. "Will there be a meeting tomorrow?" "None will bo needed. The fact of tho matter Is that wc hold one In New York last evening." Bhnffor I lux I'nnrr In Cnll Out Mm. "Was there any action taken at that mooting about calling out nil of tho men In tho employ of tho United States 8tcel corporation?" "1 was glvon full authority to net. The meeting empowered me to Issue n call whenever, In my Judgment, I thought It time to act." "Whnn will that cnll be Issued?" "Thnl depends Upon a number of things. It Is dlfllcult to say Just tho exact day that I will bo rendy to exercise tho authority rested In me." "Is tho order likely to go out tonight?" "I hardly think so. I dm of tho opinion that I could not prepare myself to Issuo tho order tonight." "Will you do anything In tho matter this evening?" "I will not. I nm going home to rest nnd will wait until tomorrow to resumo the cares of my position." "Cannot you fix somo definite date when this order will bo issued?" "You can say that within a week every finlon man nnd every union man nt heart n the employ of the United States Steel torporntlon will be requested by me to join tho Amalgamated association In win ttlng this strike" "Do you think you will be ablo to close all of the mills of tho Steel corporation? "I am of tho opinion that every one of them can be closed, Wn have somo great surprises In store for tho trtfst. Tho men have been organized In some of their mills that they nover dreamed could be touched. Wo have the sympathy of the workmen and thoy will not throw any straws In the way of our absolute vie lory." Mr. Shaffer said that the stories that Mr. Morgan had been ugly during tho conference on Saturday were untrue. He enld tho gentloman had been courteous nnd businesslike throughout tho entire meeting and If he had lost his temper It xis nfter tho adjournment of the gather ing. Dnritti't Krnr Importation of ruror, "Are you nfrnld of southern negroes being brought In to break the strike?" "Not In the least. Tho negrots of the south nre thoroughly organized. We have not been overlooking that detail. They make tho best kind of union men. The 800 colored men brought from the south to nsslst In stnrtlng the plnnt of the Latrobo Steel company In Chicago were all members of the union. When they discovered what was wanted of them they returned to their homes." Sccrotnry Williams was not disposed to discuss the situation nt such great length as his chief. He did have this to sny; "Mi possibility of settlement of this difficulty appears to be nt nil end. We rnrcfully considered tho proposition of the trust. It was decided that the terms were Buch that wo could not accept. To accept would have meant practically the disrup tion of our organization. Wo could not liavo agreed nnd returned to face tho men we represented, "! Is now a case of fight. 1 think the contest will bo the groatest .Industrial bat tle the world has ever known. I am thoroughly convinced that wo will the Tlctory." Reverting to the failure of the strike tet tlement, Mr. Shaffer said: "No explanation wns offered by tho com pany for Its refusal to grant nny better terms or to consider the propositions of tho Amalgamated association In any form. They eeemed to havo made up their minds sud denly to glvo no consideration to the men nnd would not vary from this determina tion. "Don't blame Mr. Morgan for all this," (Continued on Second re?. DRIVE INSURGENTS BACK A in er I run Dencrlrr, Who la Lender of Filipinos, Pinned to Moiiii tnln. MANILA. Atig. I. The townn of Calapan, Naujan and Pola, on tho northeast coast of tho Island of Mlndoro, were occupied by a battalion of the Thirteenth Volunteer In fantry and Maccabcbe scouts after a slight resistance. The Insurgents, numbering 25i), fled Into the Interior. Their commander, Howard, who Is a deserter, Is hiding In tho mountains nnd tho Americans arc In pur suit. Adjutant Oi ncrnl Corbln, who has 're- lurm.'d to Manila after nn eleven days' tour of the Island, Including a visit to tho sultan of Joto, with whom ha exchanged presents, says: "Tho trip has considerably broadened my views as well as nffotdlng mo great pleasure personally. Whnt I havo seen should be of considerable bcnellt to tho government. In my opinion tho changes now being made In tho Philippines could not bo carried out by ubler hands than those of Governor Tnft and General Chaffee. Doth havo had wide experience. Hoth aro men of tact nnd ability. Their ilutlns arc ontlroly sepnrato nnd yet in many ways co-opcrntlve. One could not very well go forward without the other. I am gratfled to observe tho firm friendship established between them nnd I nm confident that under their guidance the Philippines will get out of troublo Into peaceful waters." Tho adjutant ccneral left Manila for Shanghai this afternoon. Civil CiiiiiiiiIhnIou Will TrinH. Thu civil commission has chartered a steamer for n trip nmong tho northern Islands In the Interest of. the estnbllshmcut of civil government. The Journey will ho begun In nbout ten days. Congressman Shufrnth of Colorado, who has been closely Investigating thn question of public lands In tho Philippines, urges the commission to take steps to estnblsh tho homestead lows, allowing nny persons doing work to the value of $100 on government land to occupy it certain portion of it, and If posslblo as sist in Improving It. Similar arrangemonts aro made In referenre to mining claims. The troubles between the sultan of Jolo and other native chiefs, which have resulted In some fighting and considerable loss of life, nre being closely watched by the military authorltlesj who are ready to Interfere should occasion demand. The civil administration of Manila under tho now charter will probably go Into effect next Tuesday, when mot of the appoint ments will bo made. GENERAL GRANT IN VIENNA NnjN Iff TIiIiiUk Philippine Inlundn Will lie Speedily Pnclllcd Sow, LONDON, Aug. r.. Tho Vienna corre spondent of the Times telegraphs nt length an Interview ho has had with General Frederick D. Grant of the United States army, who Is now in Vloni" on his way from Russia, where he visited Princess Cantacuzene, his daughter. "Oenernl Grant takes a hopeful view of the speedy pacification of tho Philippines," says the correspondent, "although there Is no question, In his opinion, that tho hu mane principles now governing tho con duct of tho military operations greatly Increase the difficulties of suppressing guerrilla wnrfnre. "Ho is convinced, from n political stand point, that severity Is not desirable, delay occasioned by generosity being moro than compensated for by the hotter feeling nmong tho nntivo population." General Grant, according to tho corre spondent, Is now going to Manila. INVADERS ARE DEFEATED Ilclicln Under Oenernl (.'nrlilrim Forced to llctrt-nt liy Vcncztielnii Troop. CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. t. The Vene zuelan government announces that a forco of Invaders, under General Rnngcl Garblras, Including twcnty-flvo battalions of the Co lombian army, wr.3 repulsed by tho govern ment troops and compelled to fall back ncrosn tho' frontier after twenty-eight hours' fighting July 28 and 29. It Is officially asserted that the Invaders lost D00 men, tho government troops losing 300. Tho government has sent reinforce ments to tho frontier. LONDON, Aug. 4. Tho Routor Telegram company has received tha following dis patch, dated August 4, from Curncao: "A dispatch from Caracas says that 6,000 revo lutionists were defeated nfter thirty hours' lighting, July 2D nnd 30, with a lcs of S00 men, the government loss being 300." AERONAUT TRIES FOR PRIZE Sniitnn-Dtinionl Attempt to Itrneli Klffel Tom T, lint Guide Hope Grin CniiKht, PARIS, Aug. 4. M. Santos-Dumont, the Brazilian aeronaut, made another unsuc cessful attempt this nftornoon to win the prize of 100,000 francs offered by M. Deutsch of tho Aero club for n dirigible balloon. He started from the grounds of the Aoro club, tho Pare d'Aerostatlon nt St, Cloud, and hended for the Klffel tower. When over Longchamp the guide rape caught In a tree. M. Santos-Dumont got clear, but finding ho could not cover tho course within tho time limit ho returned to St. Cloud, eight and one-hulf minutes after tho start, havlrig covered about half the distance to the Klffel tower. TORPEDO BOAT STRIKES ROCK llrltlnli Ship Viper Crnnlim Into Itref mid Ik Totally WiTi'keil, LONDON, Aug. 4. Tho Rrltlsh torpedo boat destroyer Viper struck a rock off tho Island of Aldcrney, In the Kugllsh chan nel, and Is a total wreck. There was no loss of life. Tho Viper was the only vcisel In the British navy tltted with turbine engines. During Its speed trials In May and Juno It attained thirty and a half knots and was pronounced capable of doing thirty-one knots. At thnt time It was handled by nn Inexperienced crew and Its builders be lieved It would yet attain thirty-four knots. Itojul Couple f'nmliiK. PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, Aug. 4. The British royal yacht Ophlr, bearing tho duke nnd duchess of Cornwall and York, has been hlghted, I'rlncp Henri rlctlrr. PARIS, Aug. 4. Due rt'Chartres, father of Prlnco Henri d'Orleuns, has received the following dispatch from Saigon regarding the prince, who Is lying dangerously 111 there: "Slightly tetter. Hope again felt." TALK ONLY OF THE INQUIRY Washington Oirlliam Abitrbid in Feature: f Schltj Inrtitijrttton. SAMPSON'S FRIENDS SEEM IN MINORITY Men of All I'nrllm Appear to Side with tli- .Man on the llrooL 1 ii VlrKlnlu Content Scxt In I, Inc. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Aug. 4. (Special.) Tho Ohio platform, the Virginia gubernatorial coutest and tha Tlllman-McLauriu tow lu South Carolina nre no longer absorbing topics of discussion In Washington. Every thing in the way of n mild summer scusn- tlon is relegated to the rear for thu present. Sampson und Schley hold thu boards today Just us they did thrcu years ago. It is Just a little mora than thirty-six months since Sampson, by thu sin of omis sion, niadu Schley tho factor In naval politics taut he has been for tho pust three years. A commendation of the course of tho second in command off Santiago bay by tho commander of the naval forces would probably havo beeu sulllcicnt to havq made both men vlco admirals. Hut that com mendation was withheld und Schley will certulnly retire from tho active list before he will be entitled to ndd ono moro star to tho small galaxy on his shoulder knots. Sampson, too, Is likely to retire as u rear adiulrul Instead of being promoted to thu higher grndo, which, by thu way, must be created before it can bo filled. Secrctnry's Loug's order to "batten down the hatches of comment" Is being rigidly enforced lu his department. Tho Schloy court of Inquiry Is absolutely tabooed. Naval ohicers will not talk on the subject and civilians employed in the department dure not, Kvcn in tho Army und Navy und Metropolitan clubs, which organizations aro largely made up of men "In tho service," nearly nil talk on tho controversy Is con lined to tho army ofllcurs. Majority Snonrs h- Nchlry. But Secretary Long has uo control over thu general public, und It Is tho great body of thu people In Washington which 111 fur nishing naval talk Just now. If two men get to discussing tho lluctuattons of steel Btocks they Invariably wind up with a few rasping comments on Maclay or Sumpson. Of cottrsu the general public has no actual knowledge us to tho merits of Schley's claim to consideration. But evcryono knows that Schley was on the Brooklyn when Ccrveru surrendered und that the Brooklyn was "in at tho death." On tho other hand it U equally well known that Sampson was on board tho Now York and that tho New York was somewhere between tho mouth of the bay, from which the Spaniards emerged, and Guantanamo, They don't care n continen tal about tho 'tactical viluo of thu loop. They believe In Schley and nine out of every tcu men ono meets In Washington swears by him. Schloy Is supposed to be a democrat und Washington li a democratic city. But politics has nothing whatever to do with tho feeling In his behalf. Republicans are fully as vehement In upholding hlo cause as democrats' are In denouncing Sampaofr. It Is not likely that tho court will be ready to submit Its findings until late In tho autumn. The precept prepared by the secretary of tho navy Indicates that the In quiry will be thorough and complete. It Is the evident purpose of tho secretary to have the whole matter of the misunderstanding between Sampson and Schloy fully Investi gated, so that the findings may bo final so fur as tho Navy department Is concerned. Of course no ono expects to live long enough to see "finis" written In congress. After the War department had disposed of thu caso of Geuerul Fltz John Porter, accused llko Schley of cownrdlce and disobedience of or ders, congress wrangled twenty years before tho end of that case was finally written ami tho findings overturned. It can bo assorted positively that on tho first day of the coming session of congress there will bo at least a score of Investiga tion resolutions Introduced In the house and tho senate, by tho friends of Admiral Schloy. If the court of inquiry exonerates him com pletely, these resolutions will bo unneces sary. But there will be friends of the ad miral who will not bo satisfied, but will try to got tho secretary of the navy Impeached. Of course they will fall, but tho effort will afford plenty of oppprtunlty to abuse the secretary and get that abuse circulated un der a frank as "Part of the Congressional Record free." Solemn nnd Ited Tnnrd. Courts-martial of officers of high rnnk aro bolemn affairs. The court anr.the ac cused nre all decked out In full uniforms, with plenty of gold lace, buttons and braid. Courts of inquiry aro Just llko them, except that they havo no punitive powers. There have been only two courts-martial for gen oral officers In this city In tho last twenty years. And both of them dealt with army officers. General Swain, Judge advocate general of tho army, was found guilty of improper financial transactions and was Sentenced to suspension for a long period of yenrs. That was some seventeen years ago. General Kgan's caso Is more recent. It grew out of the Spanish war and arose ever the bad language used by the com missary general In commenting upon tho criticisms of General .Miles. Kgan-was also sentenced to suspension from rank, but was restored to hU place a short time ago and Is now on tho retired list. Tho lust naval court-martial of Impor-. tanco which convened In Washington grew out of the loss of tho old Kearsarge on Roncador roef. But In that cuho It wos a commander and a lieutenant who were put on tho Inquisitorial rack. Still thero was lots of gold lace and solemnity even In that affair. No one envies Admiral Dewey und his colleagues. Soptumber is a very hot month and a full dress uniform of nn officer of runk enough to entitle him to sit on such n court Is about ns cumbrous and uncomfortable a specimen of sartorial art as could possibly be created. VlrKlnln'N liilercitliuT Content. Montaguo und Wlllard wilt undoubtedly be tho democratic nominees for governor nnd lieutenant governor of Virginia when the convention meets next month. Strangely enough, It Is upon the second place that Interest, nt least in Washington, centers. Joseph Wlllard is, to all Interests and pur poses, a resident of Washington. His father was one of threo brothers who enrae hero years ago from New England and made fortunes in the hotel business and real estate speculation. Tho older Joseph Wil lard wob eccentric. That la putting It very mildly. He owned millions of dollars' worth of real estate within a block of the treasury. Wlllnrd's hotel was his. Ho had u scoro of stores and offices, which were almost Invariably vacant, and besides owned ono of the most valuable vacant lots In thu heart of tho business section, nt the corner of Fourteenth and V streets. On this tho old gentleman would never build. He refused to modernize his hotel and ho seemed to do everything In his power to drive tenants nwny from his (Continued on Third Page.) WOULD JUSTIFY) LYNCHING Tlllninti IticnriHirnt'f Pirn for It In nn AddrrxH iinJlhr Ilticc (lllt'MI'fll. MILWAUKEE, Aug. 4. A Sentinel special from Marinette, Wis., says: United States Senator Benjamin F. Tillman of South Carolina addressed a largo audience here on the race question from a southern stand point. Ono of tho features of his remarks was a plea In Justification of lynching. "In Wisconsin you have 6,000 black men," said he. "Why don't you try the bleaching process and exterminate them by Inter marriage? Tho Idea is repugnant to you. In South Carolina we have 750.000 black and 350,000 whites. Tho carpet baggers, the 'nigger' nnd the southern scalawags and scoundrels ruled us nfter tho wnr until they had stolen everything that there was In the state, tlvjn we went with our shotguns to tho polls and took It nwuy from them. All men arc not created equal und the 'niggers' are not fit to vote. Come what may, the white people of the south will govern their own country." He condemned Booker Washington's scheme of educntlng the negro along In dustrial lines as mi attempt to place him on an equal footing with tho white artisan, something that would Intensify race hatred in tho south. He s.ild that among thu 4,000,000 of slaves during the rebellion thero were more Christians than there are today nmong tho P.000,000 blnckn In the south. "I do not want to uphold slavery," ho continued. "I thank Got thero arc no slacs today under the stars nnd stripes." Mr. Tillman made nu eloquent pica In Justification of lynching, saying thnt south ern women could not be brought Into court to testify to their shnmeand degradation before u Jury for tho purpose of convicting a beast. His reference to thu entictlty of the southern household nnd the southern women and his remarks on lynching were heartily applauded, He closed with nn Impassioned statement to tho eftcct that the whlto people of tho south would remain on top "In spite of tho devil" and If ncccssury ho nnd his brethren were rondy to toko down their shotguns ngnln. NO CHARGES AGAINST EVANS Secretnry l.nnir Nny Cliander Merely Aikrd for l'npc-r nnd Doi'iiinriitn. BOSTON, Aug. 4. "I am not nware of any request for an Inquiry or Investiga tion," said Secretary of tho Navy John D, Long ut Hlnghnm today to n Journal reporter when asked nbout tho Washing ton report that former Secretary William E. Chandler had made charges against Rear Admiral Hobloy D. Evans. "Tho only thing I remember concerning tho matter," continued Seer nry Long, "Is thnt Mr. Chandler wroto mo about tho time Admiral Evans' book was published and asked for copies of papers and docu ments relating to Evuns. Thcso copies wero sent to him. Later, Mr. Chandler wroto a letter to me, In which he gavo his version of tho caso. "That may be tho lettpr referred to In tho article which was published today. I would not feel at liberty to mako that letter public without authority from Mr. Chandler, but It Is not UyUkcly that he would give it out." T ' y "Did that letter constltuta n request for an Inquiry?" was asked. "There was no requent, as I undcrstnnd It, nnd thero seems to bo no necessity for an Inquiry concerning tho matter referred to." "Might it not be taken up by the sen nto?" "That Is not likely, for neither Mr. Chandler nor Admiral Evans is a raomber of tho senate." Whon asked regarding the solectlon of tho third member of the Schley court of inquiry Secretary Long unld that so far as he knew no selection had been made. If Mr. Hackett has made the selection I shall probably know It tomorrow, but ho has not sent me word yet. He Is prob ably taking time to ascertain If tho mun ho selects can servo. I have left tho mut ter entirely with him. Thero nre only a few who aro eligible nnd any ono of them would bo n good man." FARM REMAINS IN FAMILY Settlement Ilrncheil llettvpen .Mr. Al lien nnd flip Lnrlllnrdx Cnn coriilnjt Ituiieix'us. NEW YORK, Aug. 4. The Press will .an nounce tomorrow on what It calls "unim peachable authority" thnt a Fettlement has been reached between Mrs. Lillian It. Allien and the Lorlllnrds. Rancocas will remain In tho family and In return for her surrender of her rights to the famous breeding farm Mrs. Allien will receive a largo sum In cash. Tho amount will bo fixed when the appraisers, who aro now cngnged on tho work of estimating tho value of the horses nnd property here and In England, which wero left to Mrs. Allien undor tho will of Plerra Lorlllard, havo completed their tnsk. The farm lo New- Jersey will be controlled ly Pierre Lorlllnrd, Jr., and for the present tho horses will bo raced by him under the namo of tho Rnn cocas stable. Jack Boynrr, who trained for tho lato Mr. Lorlllnrd, already has received orders to this effect nnd now has the Lorlllard horses In tralnlag In Saratoga. ST. LOUIS GETS SOME RELIEF Flrot I'nll of Itnln Slnee .Inly ,-, Iti'liiKx Itlir I i- t In 'IVm prralnri'. ST. LOUIS, Aug. 4. Rain visited St. Louis today for the first time since July C and although the fall was bjt three-fourths of an Inch it appears tc. precede further showers. Prospects fo-i tomorrow In St. Louis and vicinity arc f.r continued cloudy weather, with a rising tompcraturo and a possibility of rain. . Tho expected drop In temperature arrived today, tho maximum beltp hut 79 degrees at 3 o'clock p, m.. or 16 dogves cooler than the same hour Saturday. ' MARSHAL SHOOTS EX-CONVICT CniiKht SiihikkIIiiu Morphine into reiiltenllnry nnd AttneUN Olllerr tilth I'n nl Iriultft, PUEBLO, Colo., Aug. 4A special to the Chieftain from Canyon ( ty eays: n a convict In tho John Dillon, who had b state penitentiary and vis discharged ten days ago, attempted to quantity of morphine in' was detected nnd the w smuggle a Inrgo ' tho prison, hut rden turned -him Morrison. As ho v Jail Dillon sud il. struck him In narshnl thot nnd over to City Mnrshal Join was being taken to thn c: denly attacked tho marsl tho faco and ran. Tho killed Dillon. It. I'. .Milium. r,r. I'okIIIoii. CHICAGO, Aug. 4,-Tlf appointment of ii. r. malum, iim unsiximi general nan senger agent for tho Chiauo Orenl Vet em railway with luudqiirters In Clilcuyo, is uuuuuiitvu. FOREIGNERS ALARMED AGAIN Demeanor af Fikin Fopulaca Mor Un friendly s Troops Dor art. LEGATION DEFENSES NEAhLY FINISHED CotinlM of Thick llrlek Wnllft Loop holed for Itllle .Mlnlttert VIli to Aold IrrltutliiK (,'hln I'm1. PEK1N. Aug. 1. American and European residents assert that the demennor of tho Pekln populace Is constantly becoming more unfriendly nnd thnt ns tho allied troops depart tho Chinese resumo their old habits of Jostling nnd cursing for eigners In the streets. Tho legation defenses nre now npproach Ing completion. Generally speaking, they consist of brick walls from fifteen to twenty feet high nnd from threo to four feet thick, loopholcd for rifles. The min isters of the powers Ignored tho plan for n uniform syhtcm of defense submitted by tho generals and consequently tho gov ernments nre working Independently. It Is the policy of the ministers to nvold conspicuous work of defense, lest these should prove an Irritant, provoking In stead of preventing hostilities. Most of tho engineers have recommended stronger defenses than the ministers will sanction. Major Edgar B. Robertson of the Ninth lnfnntry, who commands the United Stntes legation guard, has written to Mr. Rock hill to protest against what ho calls "the defenseless position of our legation," rep resenting that It 1b exposed to attack on four sides. Mr. Rockhlll has replied that It Is not Intended to maintain n fortress, hut merely u wall for protection against unexpected mob violence. The wall Is made of brick, out of deference to Chi nese pride. Tho French nnd Italians still remain here. The. non-fulfillment of the agree ment to evacuate public plnccs In n fortnight onuses some Inconvenience to thu mllltnry nuthuritlcH. Only the Gorman barracks have been completed. Tho Frcrnch barracks have hardly been begun. The troops nro grumbling over being com pelled to give up comfortnblo quarters nnd to find temporary camps, TOO HANDY WITHHIS GUN Idnlin Mnn Shoot Sricrnl llrfnrr Me Is C'ornrred mill Killed. MOSCOW, Idaho, Aug. 4. Dr. W. W. Wat kins waa shot nnd Instantly killed this morning while riding In his buggy In tho streets of Moscow; George Crolghton, u prominent merchnnt, was shot through tho nrm nnd Deputy Sheriff Cool wnR shot In the shoulder nnd tho thigh by William Steffen, n resident of Moscow, who, It Is be lieved, became suddenly Insane. Steffen was afterward killed. Steffen was on horseback when ho shot Watklns and Crolghton, Ho wns nt onco pursued by tho deputy sheriff and n large posse. As h.Ojne.nr.c.d.Jbls Jiouse, nbout twpj miles southenst of the fown, his horse was shot from under him. Steffen took refuge In his house, which was surrounded Imme diately. Here, armed with a Winchester, ho kept tho besiegers at a distance. However, thoy kept growing In numbers and Increas ing th'clr armanent nnd n fusillade was kept up from every sldo of tho structure, tho nt tacklug party taking refuge In n llold of tall wheat. Stoffon would occasionally appear nt the wlndown, fire n shot nnd then disap pear. About 11 o'clock ho appeared nt the kitchen window evidently Intending to pick off Homo ono In a party of four who had crawled up to tnko an advantageous posi tion. Thoy were looking for him, howover, nnd n volley from their rifles ended the tragedy. A bullet hud pierced Stoffen's forehead, killing him instantly. ARMED MOB KILLS NEGRO 1'onxp Senrelilnu: Tnllnferro rlKlitior IiimiiI HmiKM Will Price After Con fcNxlon of Murder. NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 4. The Picayune's Carrollton, Miss., special says: Your corre spondent has Just learned that tho armed mob which has been In the Taliaferro neigh borhood for two days looking for Sallle Lay ton nnd others soma time during the night killed Will Price, tho negro who worked for Mr. Taliaferro and lived within 200 yards of his residence. He wns found dead In the road on Duke's plnco this morning somo distance from tiny trees or anything to which to hang any one, with a rope around his neck nnd mutilated by gunshots. Es qulro John Irving held nn Inquest over tho body. Thu verdict was "camo to his death by the hands of unknown persons." It Is said that he went to thn Tallnforro residence yesterday and told Jock Taliaferro all nbout tho murder nnd snld that the plan wns to kill both the old people nnd Jnck, tho youngest boy, while Lynn was awny nud shoot him whon ho returned. Your correspondent cannot learn the particulars of the killing of Prlco or whether the mob has killed any one else. It Is understood thnt tho mob has quit work now nnd its members have gone to their homes. No nrrests havo been mado of parties who engaged in tho lynching. POLICEMAN SHOT BY NEGRO .Moll with Four llloodhoiindii In tin the Trull of lio Mur derer. CHARLOTTE. N. C, Aug. 4. A special from Shelby, N. C, to tho Observer says that Chief of Pollco Jonea of that place was shot und lnstnntly killed by Jim Lowery, n negro, employed nt tho South Cnrollnn & Georgia drpot. at 1 o'clock this morning. Jones had a warrant charging Lowery with selling whisky without a license and went to sorvo It. Lowery ran, firing at Jones, thn bullet taking effect In thu lung. Jones followed and caught the negro as he struck a lamp post. In the scuttle Lowery fired again, tho bullet going through Jones' heart. Four bloodhounds and over 1.000 people nro on the negro's trail. Ono of tho bloodhounds was shot by the fleeing negro. It Is quite llknly that If tho negro is caught ho will nover reacji tho Jail. DIES FROM HYDROPHOBIA GeorKlit Woiuiiii Illtti'ii liy Mint llo irlth I'll I a I lle- MIlltM, GAINESVILLE, On., Aug. i.--Mrs. Dick Chatham died nt her homo In this city this morning of hydrophobia. She was bitten by u mad dog several days ago, She suf fered lntensnly until death relieved her. Her daughter was bitten by tho samo dog at the sumo tlmo nnd today it Is frurcd that the, too, will have hydrophobia. CONDITION 0FJTHE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska Fnlr and Warmer Monday; Va I table Winds. iYiiipiTnture nt Oiiuitin Vestcrdn i Hour. 1)'M Hour. Pi'K. n, in , , . . i"Si I p. ill ..... 77 i ii. in nn u p. iii 7 7 n. n no :t p. in 7ii ii, iii i:i i p. i t ii n. it nr. r p, 10 II. in to it p. s 11 ii, in 7ft 7 p. in...... 7tl 1- iii 711 H P. m 7'' ! V. in OMAHA MAIL POUCH STOLEN Suck of ItfttlNterrd .Mutter TnLoii from Truck In I nlon Sln tlou ut Portland. PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 4 A registered mall pouch from Omaha for Seattle wns stolen last night from u truck nt tho Union station. The railway mall clerk chased the thieves, but they disappeared In tho darkness. It Is not known what the mall pouch contained. One hour previous n letter pouch whs stolen from u truck near nn Oregon Railway nnd Navigation train which was about to lcavo tor the eust. Hie loss was not discovered until tho train reached Troutdule, twenty miles from Portland. When the postal authorities at Omaha received word of tho robbery yesterday they looked up tho records and found thnt none of the registered packages or letters lu tho pouch belonged to Omaha persons. "They all came from eastern points," said James I. Woodnrd, assistant post master, "and wero hero placed Into ono pouch and forwarded to Seattle, their desti nation, leaving hero Thursday morning. It Is Impossible to tell tho value of tho pack ages. Wo have a record of tho postofllccs of origination, however, and tlio post mnntcrs of these will bo notified of the loss and directed to make Inquiries of the senders ns to tho value of each pnrcel or letter. Until we hear from these it will not bo possible to know tho valuo of tho stolen property." GIVEN KNOCKOUT DROPS Noutnn I.uiilcr Pound lo Iiik hy llond nldc .Wnr I'linrlofte. .. (.'., In nyliiK Condition. CHARLOTTE, N. C. Aug. 4. Last Friday afternoon n young mnn was found lying by the roadside two miles from Charlotto In an unconscious condition. Ho wns brought to tho city hospital, where ho died an hour later. Thu coroner's Inquest hns developed n enso of murder nnd robbery. Tho dead body wns Identified ns that of Nowton Lanier of Fort Mill, S. C, a volunteer In tho Span ish wnr who went to Cuba In n company from this city. Lanier wns given knockout drops nt n questionable house hero nnd wns nftcrwnrd sandbagged nnd robbed of his wntch and ISO In ensh. It Is alleged that he wns lured to tho houso by threo men, ono of whom gave his name nn Charles Lylo of Knnxvlllc, Tenn. Tho police nro looking for them. DROWNED WHILE BATHING 9?hr cWnm e ji tS I n k . I n ..II ceoullnl c. . n u d I'ull Companion with The in, SAILSBURY, Md., Aug. 4. Four persons wero drowned while bathing yesterday aftcrnooa at Queponeo, on Slncpuxcnt bay. They wero: MISS ETHEL L. PHILLIPS of Baltimore. MISS J. PHILLIPS of Baltimore. MISS JENNIE WHITE of Whltcsburg, Md. G. O. RATCLIFFB of Salisbury. Tho four unfortunates beenmo separated from other members of n party nnd sud denly found themselves In a deep hole. Tho women becamo frightened nnd on finding themselves going down grabbed Ratcllffo, who was a good swimmer, and draggod him with them. Thoy wero drowned before nsslstunco reached thorn. ORE TRAIN IN ST. LOUIS RIVER Ilrrnkn Throiifrh Woodrn IlrldKC on MliincKotii Itnlli'ond, KIIIIiik One nnd InJurliiK Pour, WEST SUPERIOR, Wis., Aug. 4. Thi first ore train over the new Stony Brook cut-oil of tho Eastern Minnesota railroad wont through tho brldgo over tho St. Louis river, Just nbovo Stony Brook, fifty-two miles from here, this afternoon. Jerry O'Reilly, head brakeman, was killed nnd four other trainmen were budly hurt. Tho engine nnd sixteen cars wcnl through the bridge and aro now In the St. Louis river. Thn bridge was 300 foot long nnd forty feet nbove tho water. It was built of timber. WRECK ON NEW YORK CENTRAL Piiii-AnieiiiMiii Siici! I ill and Itr-Kiilnr PiiNRf nuer Collide, KIIIIiik Tun nnd Injuring Oiu LOCKPORT. N. Y., Aug. 4. A Pan-American special, heavily loaded, nnd n regular train collided a few miles cast of this city early this morning on the New Ycrk Cen tral. Thomas Hyland, an engineer, und Georgo Webb, trainman, wero killed nnd a fireman was roveroly Injured. The pas sengers of both trains were thrown Into, n panic by tho shock, but nono was seriously Injured. A mlstuke lu carrying out moot ing ordors caused the collision. ACTS ONLY JN FRIENDSHIP Pi-Suimtor ThiirNtoii Driilm OlfcrliiK l'l-ofcnalomil Servient to Ail iii I i n I Schley, ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Aug. I. Ex Senator J. M. Thurston of Nebraska snld to day that tho published statemont that ho hud tendered his professional services to Admiral Schley Is Incorrect. "As his warm friend and admirer," said the senator, "I wired him a message Indi cating my friendship und ilenlrn for his complete vindication, but nothing in tho line of professional assistance was suggested or thought of." INSPECTOR CLOSES BANK Plrftt it 1 1 i li il I of Aimtln, Tvx,, (Iiick l.lllIlT Hci'ltllMC of Kxcrn li l.oiinn. AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. I. Bank Inspector J. M. Logan today closed thn First National bank of thlti city. Alleged excessive loans nro raid to bo tho euuso of tho Inspector's action. Tho Btnte of Tcxns Is snld to hnvo nbout $75,000 on drpcslt In the First Na tional, Total ilepcslts of the bank tire re ported to be over $200,000, No official state ment will be : iti ponding the arrival of the chief luspuuur. TRAGEDY ENDS PLAY Thud Ercokle (hotts Millit LigbthMrk. and Thti Kill. Himself. JEALOUSY PROMPTS THE DESTRUCTION Isjured Womai ii an Actreii and Wriur of Lurid Meltdtamt. DEADLY SHOTS FIRED DURING REHEARSAL "Ariiona Fomali Eandit" ii th TitU if thi Frtduotioi, CURTAIN DROPS ON GRUESOME SCENE llrooklc, liirntmitcd with Wo in mi, Be come Purlotitly Jrulou llremmu nn Part of Plu Mic Acoonta Lov3 of Another. Ono dead; another dying. This, In brief, is tho havoc wrought yes terday morning by a madly Jealous man, who armed himself with a pistol and went out to gut oven with tho world. Thad Brookle, tho mnn who wielded tho pistol, Ilea ilend n sulcidu. Mrs. Millie Llghthnwk, playwright nnd nctrcss of the cheaper strain, known on thu stngu us Millie Allen, was the victim of Brooklo'n Jenlousy. Sho Is nt Clarkson hospital, the shadow of death gathering about her. As If to add a Hugo of realism to n play, "Tho Ariiona Female Bandit," writ tin by Mrs. Llghthowk, thu tragedy oc curred during rehearsal. A boarding houso at 1307 Capitol aenuo was the scone. Tho woman is shot through thu lungs nnd Is suffering Internal hemorrhages, which tho doctors sny mny result In death m any moment. Brooklu's death wna Instnntaneous, tho bullet piercing his heart. It was nil douo so quickly thnt those who heard tho shots could hardly realize that It was not a part of tho play, which, as its namo suggests, is of that variety known as "thrillers." Only Tmt Wttuchnm. As the full cast of characters had not arrived for tho rehearsal, thu tragedy wns witnessed by but two persons, Bert Adams ami Steve Llghthawk, the latter n 7-year-old boy, believed to bo the woman's step son. A dozen or moro persons who wero in the house at tho time rushed to tho nceno to find Brookle dying nnd tho woman par tially unconscious. They cnrrled her to a bed In nn adjoining room. Comparatively llttlo Ih known of either of the principals in the nffnlr, ns neither had been In Omaha but n short time. Tho woman wns an nctrcss and n playwright nbout 22 years old. For the last three years, undor tho stage name of Mllllo Allen, the had been n member ot various third rate rtrama tltrc'bmjtablcB', "nnd tart given cbnaldeibld.ot. -her, time to dramatic composition, an art In which Hha displayed great perseverance and como skill. One of her trunks Is half fult of scenarios, librettos and the dog-eared manuscripts ot speaking parts. Little is known of her husband, Earl Llghthawk, who Is not living In Omaha, Mrs. Llght hnwk enmc from St. Joseph a month ago, and has slnco been drilling a company of soinl-umatour thcsplons in her lntcat piny, "Tho Arizona Female Bandit," Ir.tondlng to tnke them on tho road In tho fall. Ilrnokli: LrnveN n Itecord. Thnd nrooklo, nn anient ndmlrcr of Mrs. Llghthnwk, wns a painter and paper hanger, whD for several weeks has been boarding nt tho Metropolitan hotel. He has n crimi nal record, but hnd glvcp tho Omnha pollco somo trouble. Nothing Is known of bis fam ily connections. Jealousy seems to havo been the motive for Brcoklo's dcublo crime. He was In love with Mrs. Llghthawk and because sho spurned him ho had frequently threatened her with death. Yesterday his ejection from the houso brought matters to a crisis nud In n moment of Insane fury ho made .good his threat. An Inquest In both cases wilfbs held today or tomorrow, Drnniouil U Hie Hero, Tho personnel of the company ub It lined up for rehearsal follows; nerl Adums William Desmond Mllllo Llghthawk Noma, tichul'z That! llrooklu Sam Queu.t.ur Stevu Llghthnwk Holly Tho scene of the piny Is laid partially In St. Louis, partially In Kansas City and partially on tho plains ot Arltona. William L Desmond Is a detcotlvo of thn Sherlock Holmes school, who Is always fcrrotlne out mysteries, nnd toying, "Just wnlt u minute! Just wait u minute!" Noma Schultt, the heroine, of courso plays tho title rolo, but being a cripple nnd only 12 yenra old, sccma to bo s'.rangely handicapped for the part. Howovur, this all comes out right In the last act, for ono of these "dlvlno healer" chaps with long whiskers appears, makes a few passes and she steps forth wholo and sound us a dollar. Then tho spectator Is permitted to know thnt sho hasn't been a cripple at all, but hns been making bellovu all this tlmo, which explains her ability to ride bucking bronchos, ongago in hand-to-hand fights with tho villain and finally to scale a prison wall to rescue her friends. Desmond knew this all tho whllo, but being In love with Noma, It bulled his purpose to keop still about It. Sam Queakler Is a grouchy old million aire of St. Louis, who Is nlso In lovn with Noma, but sho icorns his gold ns In real llfo sho scorned his love. Holly, dressed ns a girl, plan a soubrctt part. .Slrnii-I V Nlmillli'iin t. It was In tho beginning of the third net thnt yesterday morning's tragedy was pre cipitated. Hero nro thn words of tho play, copied from the munuscilpt which wns In thu wnmnn's hnnd when she fell, mortally wounded: Holly .(entering, looking u round) I thought I heard a Phot! (Notices Desmond.) Why! WhutM this? Bill Desmond? What can It mean? Hero by the bunk with this mask, wig nnd revolver! ((Looking ut the window.) Oh' 1 Hte It nil now "1'wns he nnd yi't. I urn blamed! HIM Desmond a thief! No. no It cannot bo! Ho wus the embodiment of honor! And yet. It must be! (Looking around.) Hut I Hwenr! (with hand raised to heaveni l shall never bear witness ngulnst him. Because I lovo lilm! (Kneel Ing.i Dead! Dead! Oood (lod! Too ImpOK Blble' Oh, Hill! Speak to mo! Sny you aro not going to die' 1 cannot bear It! Hill! lllll! Of course Hill Desmond was not n thief; neither was he going to die. Ho was simply acting lilti pnrl of n detective nnd In tha next threo minutes thw-arted a bank rob bery and forestalled a lull delivery, nil with ' one foil swoop. Then Noma ran to his armH with a cry of Joy, saying. "Oh, Bill, Bill! ThU Is tho happiest moment ot my llfo!" and Hill embrui'LiI her. It wua at this juncture that stem reality