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C W. IIICKMAX. Publisher.
The News Condensed.
Important Intelligence From All Parts.
Is the senate on the Eflth Senator Hill (V. Y.)
strain attacked the tariff bill and was bitter in
denouncirg the income tax. A bill was Intro
duced providing that all persons who receive
pensions less than 113 per month shall have
their pensions increased to that amount, and
special provision is made that no widow's pen
sion shall be less than $12.... In the house the
bill to remit the 10 per cent, tax on clearing
house certificates and other notes issued by
private and state banking associations was
The senate spent eight hours on the 2?th
discussing free lumber, the debate being upon
Mr. Hale's proposition to transfer lumber to
the dutiable list In the house the time was
occupied in discussing District of Columbia
ix the senate on the C9th ult. a bill was in
troduced making it unlawful for any person to
kt-1 obscene literature or any other matter of
indecent character, or any article intended for
Immoral use by express. The tariff bill was
further discussed In the house debate on
the state bank tax repeal bill was begun, Mr.
Cox (Tenn.) speaking In its favor and Mr.
Johnson (Ind.) presenting the opposing argu
ments. Adjourned to the 81st ult.
Ox the 31st ult. the senate adopted a resolu
tion declaring the senate to be In favor of a
policy of non-intervention with Hawaiian af
fairs. Senator Sherman spoke on the tariff
bill, and during his remarks said the McKinley
bill had been persistently misrepresented as a
bill to increase revenue, when as a matter of
fact it decreased revenue J30.000.000 a year. An
amendment making all lumber duty free was
adopted In the house a bill was passed for
the appointment of an additional judge of the
district court of the United States for the
northern district of Illinois, and the bill to re
peal the state bank tax was further discussed.
The percentages of the baseball clubs
in the national league for the week
ended on the 26th were: Cleveland,
.720; Philadelphia, .6S0.; Baltimore,
.007; Pittsburgh, .067; Boston, .607; New
York, .600; Brooklyn, .462; Cincinnati,
.43; St. Louis, .429; Louisville, .S91;
Chicago, .303; Washington, 111.
Twc negroes were lynched near Clin
, ton. Miss., for burglary.
The New Jersey legislature ad
journed sine die.
The fire losses iu the United States
during- the week ended on the 26th
were estimated at 52,492,000.
Mrs. Rii.et Yates pave birth to her
twenty-fifth child at Springfield, O.
She is 48 and her husband 61.
The city council at El Paso, Tex.,
passed an ordinance that no woman
shall be allowed on the streets wearing-
what is known as the divided skirt.
Judge Gresham's decision denying
the power of the interstate commerce
commission to compel the attendance
and testimony of witnesses and the
production of books and papers was
overruled by the supreme court.
Nine million dollars was offered by
an Eng-lish syndicate for the Elgin
(111.) national watch company.
A slab believed to have been in
scribed in 1354 and to be a relic of the
anti-nomain sect was unearthed at
Fredonia. N. Y.
The coinage of g-old at the Philadel
phia mint during- the present fiscal
year will reach SS0,000,000, the largest
in its history.
The Presbyterian g-eneral assembly
in session at Saratoga refused to en
tertain the appeal of Dr. Henry P.
Smith from suspension for heretical
Three companies of militia were or
dered to Jlmonk, 111., where traffic on
the Illinois Central had been 6topped
by armed miners.
A Baltimore & Ohio passenger train
was wrecked by a landslide near Pine
Grove, Md. and the engineer and fire
man were killed.
James Howard, while drunk shot
and killed his wife at Pineville, Ky.
She was holding in her arms a baby
and her dead body fell violently on the
child, crushing its life out.
A heavy frost did great damage to
fruit and other crops in Illinois, Iowa,
Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana.
An order from the secretary of war
was received at Fort Leavenworth,
Kan., for three companies of mili
tary to move immediately to McAles
ter, I. T., to suppress the mine trouble
and restore to owners the property
held by strikers.
The 115th anniversary of the birth of
I nomas Moore was celebrated at Cen
tral music hall in Chicago. Rev. Dr.
O'Reilly, of Detroit, was the orator.
Gen. Coxev has commissioned Gen
Frye as commander-in-chief of the
commonweal army of the United
TnE soft coal operators of Pennsyl
vania deemed that they would parley
with their striking miners no longer,
but would immediately procure new
hands and work their mines, even if
each workman required the protection
of a deputy sheriff.
A protest against the admission of
Utah as a state was adopted by the
Presbyterian general assembly at its
closing session in Saratoga, N. Y.
A fire in the incubator establish
ment at Franklin, Ind., destroyed 110,
000 newly-hatched chickens.
Ix the United States court at Indi
anapolis Percival B. Coffin. Francis A.
Coffin and Albert H. Reed were convict
ed of bank wrecking.
The giant Cunard steamer Lucania
made the trip from Liverpool to New
York in five days twelve hours and
fifty-seven minutes, beating all reo
ords. JosErn Guiles, alias John D. May,
was hanged at Kansas Cit-, Tex., for
the killing of Fireman Frank Martin
while attempting to rob a train.
Investigation shows that farmers of
the northwest have abandoned wheat
as their only crop. The decrease this
year will be 25 per cent.
Charles W. Buttz was found guilty
by the investigating committee in
Washington of attempting to bribe
Strikers visited a coal mine near
Ottawa, 111., burned the tools and de
stroyed the mine by removing the
Lyman Palmer, aged 75, of New Or
leans, was married to Mrs. Mary Palm
er, aged 75, of Waukegan, 111. The
couple have each been married three
times and in spite of this the bride has
never changed her name, all her hus
bands being Palmers.
The American Baptist Missionary
union began its eightieth annual meet
ing at Saratoga, N. Y.
Addis Lewis, aged 24, was given
life sentence at Newark, O., under the
habitual criminal act and was also sen
tenced to three years' imprisonment for
The visible supply of grain in the
United States on the 28th was: Wheat,
61,830.000 bushels; corn, 7,643,000 bush
els; oats, 2,087,000 bushels; rye, 801,000
bushels; barley, 102,000 bushels.
Ex-Justice Sutherland, of Graves
end, N. Y., convicted of misdemeanor
in connection with the McKane elec
tion frauds, returned from Canada and
gave himself up to the sheriff.
Joseph Q'CwiXKB was killed, and Bur
nett Rowe fatally shot near Newport,
Tenn., in a quarrel about a woman
Gove. Matthews, of Indiana, and
Fattison, of Pennsylvania, have issued
proclamations warning striking miners
of the consequences of riotous acts.
The lower portion of Fueblo, Col
was under water, heavy storms having
caused the Arkansas and Fountain
rivers to overflow their banks, and
great damage was done.
Memorial day was generally ob
served throughout the country.
Forty persons were injured, two
probably fatally, by the ditching of a
car loaded with excursionists on the
Southwestern railway at Holts, Ga.
Secretary Morton has appointed
James D. Cooke, of Michigan, chief
clerk of the weather bureau.
The St. Paul limited was derailed
and three cars telescoped at Mann
ville. Wis., by a defective switch, re
sulting in the death of six persons and
the serious Injury of seven others.
Arthur Davis and Guy Gilbert, two
jockeys, were killed in a hurdle race
at Phrenixville, Pa.
Three men were killed and one seri
ously injured in a freight wreck at
At Village Springs. Ala., Thomas
Early, a miner, shot and killed Wash
Bailey and his wife and then fled, pur
sued by an officer, who shot and killed
Doyle's bronze statue of Horace
Greeley was unveiled in Greeley
square in New York.
I. T. Burgis, a negro preacher
charged with vile conspiracy against
white women, was lynched by a mob
near 1'alatka. Ha.
A cyclone 200 feet wide passed over
the northern portion of Sedgwick
county. Kan., destroying a church and
several other buildings and damaging
The large brick livery stable of J. T.
Roberts at Galesburg, 111., was burned
and twenty horses perished in the fire.
Ex-Justice Sutherland must suffer
imprisonment for two 3-ears and eight
months for connection with the Graves-
end (N. Y.) election frauds.
The railway telegraphers at their
annual meeting in Wichita, Kan., elect
ed IV. V. Powell, of that city, as grand
Nearly 800 war department clerks
in Washington were dismissed by Sec
retary Lamont in - compliance with the
provisions of the appropriation bill.
In a fit of jealousy Michael Jansen
fatally shot his wife at Butte, Mont.,
to whom he had been married thirty
years, and then shot himself.
Great excitement prevailed over the
discovery of rich gold fields near Boise,
Fire at Arlington. Mass., destroyed
four large icehouses and other prop
erty valued at S125.000.
The bank at Enterprise, Kan., closed
its doors with liabilities of 520,000.
Coxeyites in Wisconsin took posses
sion of passenger cars on the St. Paul
road and rode to Avoca.
Pueblo. Col., was visited by the
worst flood in its history. Several
thousand people were rendered home
less, property was damaged to the
amount of 5100,000 and some lives were
Officers dispersed strikers who were
terrorizing miners at work at Pana,
111., and many arrests were made.
An official treasury statement shows
that the expenditures of the govern
ment for the eleven months of the cur
rent fiscal year have exceeded the re
ceipts by S72.000.000, the aggregate
standing in round numbers: Receipts,
8258,000.000; expenditures, S340.000.000.
The boiler at a sawmill near Adehi,
O., exploded, instantly killing Engi
neer Joseph Shewler, Theodore Saw
yer and Sherman Waite.
Fire destroyed the greater portion
of the business part of Maysville, Mo.
Count Herbert Bismarck, son of
Prince Bismarck, and family were pas
sengers on the Normania which ar
rived in New York.
Corbett has declined to fight Jack
son in Europe and has accepted the of
fer of the Jacksonville (Fla.) club.
The Central Trust Company of St.
Louis failed for S100.000.
The four-story building at Omaha
occupied by the Manger Printing com
pany and the Columbia Clothing com
pany was burned, the loss being 200,
000. Conconully, a village in Washing
ton, was swept away by a flood and
Mrs. Almira Keith was drowned.
A meeting in Springfield of Illinois
coal operators to attempt to end the
great strike ended in a failure.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Julia Marlowe, the actress, was
married at Philadelphia to Robert
Taber, formerly her leading man.
Iowa democrats will hold their state
convention at Des Moines on August 1.
Mrs. Sarah Luttrell died at Rush
ville. 111., aged 102 years.
Congressmen were nominated as fol
lows: Ohio, Twelfth district, J. 11.
Outhwaite (dem.) renominated. Iowa,
Ninth district, James B. Weaver (pop.).
Indiana. Fifth district, L. P. Deturk
(pop.); Ninth. A. G. Burkcardt (pop.).
Illinois, Thirteenth district, CoL V.
Warner (rep.). Pennsylvania, Twentr
second district, John Gow (pro,).
Rev. Edgar D. Gray, a well-known
Baptist minister, who was chaplain of
the United States senate at the time
of President Lincoln's assassination,
died at San Francisco, aged 80 years.
Valentine Blatz, president of the
Blatz Brewing company of Milwaukee,
died suddenly in St. Paul, where he
had gone on business. He was worth
The Illinois populists in convention
at Springfield nominated John Ran
dolph, of Fulton county, for treasurer,
and Miss Lavina Roberts, of Pike coun
ty, for school superintendent.
The Missouri prohibitionists in state
convention at Carrollton nominated
for supreme judge R. B. Robinson, su
perintendent of schools Miss Ellen
Morris, and for railroad commissioner
P. C. Yates, of Newton county. The
platform declares for prohibition,
national and state, absolute; favors
nniversal suffrage; gold", silver and
paper money all to be at par, and op
poses national banks and issue of
The republicans of the Sixth Ohio
district renominated George W. Hu
lick, of Batavia, for his second term.
Caft. Nathan Peters, said to be the
oldest free mason in the United States,
died at Amesbury, Mass., aged 81. He
joined the masonic fraternity in 1828.
At St. Petersburg Count Sollogaub
and four other persons, including two
lawyers, were banished to Siberia for
forging a will.
Craven & Craven, worsted 6pinners
at Bradford, England, failed with lia
bilities amounting to S10.000.000.
Five of the crew of the Norwegian
steamer Norden were killed by the ex
plosion of one of her boilers in the Bay
The czar of Russia issued a ukase de
priving ministers and governors of the
power of appointing or dismissing sub
ordinates. In the chess match at Montreal for
the championship of the world Lasker
beat Steinitz in the nineteenth and de
Sir Francis Johnson, chief justice
of the supreme court of QueDec, died
ot Montreal, aged 88 years.
Signor Don Claudio VicuNA.who was
elected to succeed Balraaceda as presi
dent of Chili, was sentenced by the
courts in Santiago to fifteen years'
Princess Josephine of Belgium and
Prince Charles of Hohenzollern-Sig-
mariDgen were quietly married at
Brussels. Magnificent presents were
A landslide caused a dam in the
Punjaubriver in India and in the flood
following its giving away 200 lives
Names of the members of the new
French cabinet were announced, with
M. Dnpuy as premier and minister of
In the Hankou district of China the
river Han overflowed its banks and in
the flood that followed over 1,000 per
sons were drowned. I
Guiseppe de Felice, a member of
the Italian parliament, was sentenced
to eighteen years' solitary confinement
for having incited disturbances in
Alexander Lindsay, his brother's
three children and Mrs. William In
gram were drowned in Smith bay at
Smith's Falls, Ont., while fishing.
The American fishing schooner Rob
ert J. Edwards was wrecked on Sable
island, near Halifax, and all hands
The failures of eleven firms doinjr
business on the bourse at -Buenos
Ayres were announced.
A petition was presented in the
United States senate on tne 1st from
the "New England Industrial Armv"
asking legislation that would guaran
tee work to the unemployed. The tariff
bill was then taken up and the great
battle over the sugar schedule be
gan. In the house the senate bill
providing for the carrying out of the
award of the Paris tribunal of arbi
tration for the protection of seals in
Bearing sea was passed. The state
bank bill was further considered. At
the evening session private pension
bills were discussed.
Owing to a rebellion in Corea the
lives of Americans were in peril and a
warship was asked for.
There were 183 business failures in
the United States in the seven days
ended on the 1st, against 237 the week
previous and 238 in the corresponding
time in ls'X.i.
Frank RuLLARD.a negro. was lynched
at Jackson, Tenn., for attempting to
murder Miss Thomas, a white girl.
Two thousand families homeless
and a property loss of S3, 000,000 was
the estimated result of the flood in the
Frazer river valley in British Colum
bia. By the capsizing of a sailing boat at
Buffalo, la., Mrs. II. Hoppens and her
two children were drowned.
Bkadhtreet's financial review says
uncertain tariff legislation and strikes
have caused general stagnation on
all street, New 1 ork.
The rebels derailed a train near San
Salvador loaded with government
troops, and 200 of the soldiers were
killed and 122 wounded.
In the bribery investigating at
Washington Representative Warner,
of New York, testified that he had been
approached by agents of the sugar
The public debt statement issued on
the 1st showed that the debt decreased
S40,87a during the month of Mat-.
The cash balance in the treasury was
$117,8.54.335. The total debt, less the
cash balance in the treasury, amounts
to $.S'J5,02,225. (
Coal operators in six states notified
the leaders of the strikers that they
proposed to open the mines by force.
Advices from Portland, Ore., say
that the flood in the Columbia river
continued to increase, and the fertile
bottom lands along the river from the
Rocky mountains to the sea, a distance
of 600 miles, were all inundated, crops
were all ruined, houses washed away
and stock drowned. Thousands of per
sons were homeless.
Appalling Loss of Life and Property at
Pueblo, CoL, by Flood.
Pueblo, Col., June 2. Pueblo has
been visited by the worst flood in its
history. Several thousand people were
rendered homeless and property was
damaged to the amount of S100.000.
Four breaks in the levee on the
north side and two on the south side
have flooded the region between
Eighth street and the river on
the west in a zigzag course, thenco
to Fourth and Main, Second and
Santa Fe, and everything- south of and
including First street. On the south
side the flooded area extends from
West Fourth street bridge through the
Rio Grande yards to Union avenue.
Practically everything west of Union
avenue irom the river to C street and
all west of Victoria avenue, Stanton &
Snyder's addition, is under water.
The loss of life and damage to prop-
' erty are appalling. For 3 miles up and
down the banks of the Arkansas the
water was from 3 to 15 feet deep. Trees
were uprooted and street cars carried
over 100 feet from their tracks. Only
a few unfortunates were able to save
any of their household effects. Most
of the dwellings were only one
story, and were either entirely sub
merged or carried off their foundation
by the current. The carcasses of
horses, cows, dogs and sheep floated
around in the whirling water. The
flood brought with it mud and sand,
filling cellars of the business houses
and first floors of the stores with from
IS inches to 3 feet of slimy mud.
SIX LIVES LOST.
An Open Switch Causes a Frightful Disas
ter at Manville. Wis.
Marshfield, Wis., June 1. The St.
Paul limited was derailed and three
cars telescoped at Mannville early
Wednesday morning by a defective
switch, resulting in the known death
of six persons and the serious injury
of eight others, as follows:
Judson Higelow. head brakeman.
Point; George Gebhart. fireman.
Point; James Hubbard, engineer.
Point; O. V. Mosely. news agent
Point; W. B. Russell, civil engineer,
Point: Mrs. Wagner. Hutternut.
Mrs. CI. H. Brown. Irene. S. I)., one rib bro
ken; Henry Shover. Marshtleld. shoulder dislo
cated: W. D. Hogan, a passenger. Butternut,
bruised about the head and hide: Fannie
Harth. Sprlugdule, 111.; William Ryan. Stur
geon Bay, ribs broken; Arthur Turnion. Chi
cago, cut on head; Dr. Weltzel. ;idden, hurt
Internally; K. A. Twitchell, Minneapolis, head
The opinion prevails that the wreck
was the result of criminal tampering
with a switch. It does not appear that
it could be out of place except by be
ing tampered with, and it is said some
wrecker had caused the terrible acci
dent by a murderous act. The town
of Mannville. where the accident hap
pened, was almost totally destroyed by
tire last fall, and since that time there
has been little there except a railway
station. It was formerly a lumber
center and a large sawmill was oper
Washington, June 2 When the, tar
iff bill was taken up several amend
ments offered to the lumber paragraphs
looking to a duty on rough lumber
were voted down. Senator Allen moved
to strike out paragraph 17$:
Lumber of any sort, planed or finished, on
each side so planed or finished. f0 cents per m.
board measure; and. if planed on one side
and tongue J and grooved. $1 per m; and, if
planed on two sides and tongued and grooved,
fl. N) per m; and In estimating board measure
under this schedule no deduction shall be
made on account of planing, grooving or
Senator Ves surprised the republic
ans when he announced that the
amendment would be accepted. As
amendments were being voted on with
out debate this was agreed to 35 to 24
a strict party vote. Senators Peffer
and Allen (pops.) voting in favor of it.
This will put all lumber on the free
KELLY AT ST.
The Loral I-abor Unions and
Welcome the Army.
St. Louis, Ma- 30 Kelly's army,
1,100 strong, arrived in St. Louis Mon
day evening from Alton. 111. The com
monwealers' fleet came to anchor off
Ferry street, near the city waterworks,
and the men went ashore, where they
will spend their time in camp until the
march, or rather the sail, to Washing
ton is again taken up. They were wel
comed by the local labor unions and a
big crowd of people. A good supper,
provided by the trades and labor unions
of the city, awaited the travelers on
' Let Hawaii Alone.
Washington, June 2. A resolution
was reported from the committee
on foreign relations and was
agreed to unanimously, declaring
that of right, it belongs wholly to
the people of the Hawaiian islands to
establish and maintain their own form
of government and domestic polity; that
the United States ought not in any
way to interfere therewith, and that
any intervention in the political
affairs of those islands by any other i
government would be regarded as an 1
act unfriendly to the United States, i
The vote was taken by yeas and nays
and the result was announced as yeas,
55; nays, none.
Saves Blooey at Chicago.
Washington, May 80. Maj. Pollock,
chief of the Indian division of the in
terior department, who represented
the secretary at the annual award of
bids at Chicago for Indian supplies,
has returned to Washington. He says
the prices were lower than ever before.
The government saved 00.000 on the
beef contract, the largest on any
specification, although proportionate
gains were made on the smaller con
tracts. Fire In a Tenement Ilotme.
New York, June 2. A terrific explo
sion, followed by a fire, occurred at
4:.'50 o'clock a. m. in a distillery on the
ground floor of a double tenement
house, 129 Suffolk street, resulting
in the death of Lizzie Yaega,
aged 4 years, and serious injuries
to four other persons. Twenty fami
lies tenanted the building.
Tha Fiftieth Anniversary of the Birth f
the Y. M. C. A. in London,
London, June 2. The thirteenth in
ternational conterence of the Young
Men's Christian associations of all
lands has begun here. Entertainment
has been provided for all the dele
gates, of whom about 2,000 are ex
pected. There are about 200 del
egates from America. Nearly
every civilized country in the world
will be represented. By special per
mission of the council of the city of
London a large pavilion has been
erected on the Thames embankment.
It seats 21,000 people, and in it all the
delegates will be served each day with
lunch and tea. It is handsomely deco-
Founder of the Y. M. C. A.
rated with the flags of all nations. This
conference is called the jubilee celebra
tion because it commemorates the fif
tieth anniversary of the organization
of the first Young Men's Christian as
sociation by George Williams June 6,
1844. The most important meetings
will be held in Westminster Abbey, St.
Paul's cathedral and Albert Memorial
hall. The regular daily sessions of
the conference will be held at Exeter
hall. The languages of the conference
will be English, German and French.
The opening services in Westminster
abbey were set for 10:30 o'clock, but an
hour before that time fully 1,000 peo
ple had assembled in the .abbey yard
and waited patiently until the verger
should give the order for the opening
of the doors. It was the first time in
the history of the abbey that its use
had been granted for a gathering or
service of this character, and
as a nat-
ural sequence extraordinary
attached to the event.
The contingent from the United
States was one of the first to arrive. It
was escorted to seats on the right of
the center aisle immediately front
ing the lecturer. The delegation
was headed by ex-Postmaster Gen
eral John Wanamaker and Mor
ris K. Jessup. Then came the dele
gates from New York, followed in or
der by those from Illinois, Ohio, Penn
sylvania, Massachusetts. Missouri, the
provincesof Ontario and Quebec, Min
nesota, Michigan. Indiana, California,
Kentucky, Kansas, Louisiana and Wis
consin. When the procession of priests had
reached the sanctuary the regular
morning service of the Episcopal
church was at once commenced. The
lessons were read by Archdeacon Sin
clair, while Bishop William Boyd Car
penter, of Ripon, offered the closing
prayer. The musical portions of the
service were rendered by the cele
brated full choir of the abbev. with
Musical Director John Frederick 1
Bridge presiding at the organ. The
sermon was preached by Rt- Hon.
and Rt. Rev. Frederick Temple,
bishop of London and provincial
dean of Canterbury. He re
viewed the origin and develop
ment of the Young Men's Christian
association and paid high tribute to
the work it had accomplished. He
made special allusion to the manner
in which it ramified foreign countries,
and especially the United States. At
the conclusion of the sermon the "Dox
ology" was sung and the service ended
with the pronouncing of the benedic-
j After removing their vestments
Bishop Temple and other of the dis
tinguished divines were introduced to
the delegates. The formal opening of
tne business sessions 01 tne congress
took place in Exeter Hall this after
noon. Addresses of welcome were de
livered in English, French. Germain
and Italian by Rt. Rev. William M.
Sinclair, principal archdeacon of Lon
don, and responses were made in be
half of each of the visiting, delega
tions. The bishop of London preached at
night at a meeting and reception at
Exeter hall. George Williams, the
founder of the association, who has
just been knighted, was present and
was given a reception. Prince Berna
dotte, Count Bernstorff, chamberlain
to the German emperor; Lord Kin
naird. Rev. Dr. Theodore L. Culyer,
Bishop John P. Newman, Rev. George
A. Hall and many other church lead
ers were on the platform. Archdeaeon
Sinclair read an address of welcome to
The present gathering, besides being
the jubilee of the association, is the
thirteenth universal conference. These
international conventions have been
held every three years since 1855. The
first universal conference was held in
Death of Dr. Henry Van Aernom.
Washington, June 2. Dr. Henry Van
Aernum, an ex-congressman and pen
sion commissioner during President
Grant's administration, died at his
home in Franklinville, N. ".
Injured by a I'owder Kxploslon.
Scranton, Pa., June 2. A peculiar
explosion of powder at the Glenwood
mine of the Erie company near Jermyu
caused the severe burning of seven
men, some of them fatally.
They are: James Compton, Wil
liam Jones. Edward Williams,
Anthony Lyons, John Taffy,
Thomas Casey and Michael Rob
erts. One of them carried a keg of
powder on his shoulders as they were
entering ehe gangway and the explo
sion that resulted is believed to have
been caused by a spark from a lamp
,carried by one of the others. i
NEED THE TROOPS.
Indiana Sheriffs Say Force Will Be Neces
sary to Subdue Strikers.
Indianapolis. Ind., June 2. A tele
gram was received at the governor's
office Friday night from Sheriff Lem
ing and Judge Heffron, of Daviess
county; asking for troops to quell
armed strikers at Cannelburg. It is
stated that there are 200 of them, bub
the number is expected to increase to
600 in a short time. They have seized
the trains on the Baltimore & Ohio
Southwestern and are not only refusing
to let any coal pass, but are acting in
a lawless and insolent manner, defying
the sheriff when he read to them a re
straining order issued by the local
court. The sheriff states that he is
unable to organize a posse of citizens
large enough to cope with the strikers,
who refused to acknowledge the serv
ice of process. The prospects are that
mail trains will not escape interfer
ence, as the miners are excited and be
yond the reasoning point.
Private Secretary King wired Gov.
Matthews, who, with Adjt. Gen. Rob
bins and their wives and other state
officials, were attending a ball dedicat
ing the new armory of the Terre Haute
rifles at Terre Haute. The governor
returned here at S o'clock this morn
ing. The militia of the state, it is un
derstood, has been ordered to get un
der arms and the Indianapolis com
panies are busy cleaning up their rifles.
It is expected the- will start to-day.
Gov. Matthews has been placed in a
delicate and trying position by Attor
ne' General Smith, who, in an inter
view, denies that the governor has
power to use the troops except at the
expense of the count- calling for them,
as the state fund for the purpose is
about exhausted. The governor, how
ever, says he will use ever' dollar in
the treasury to preserve the peace.
Terke Haute, Ind., June 2. Gov.
Matthews will wait until Sheriff Mills,
of Sullivan county, makes one more
effort to move the captured coal
at Shelburn, on the Evansville
& Terre Haute road, before he
orders out the militia. That the
militia will have to be ordered
out there is no doubt in the minds
of those who best understand the situ
ation at Shelburn. Friday morning
j the sheriff again read the governor's
proclamation to the men, but they did
not listen to it with respect. Some
turned away and stopped their ears.
They were determined that the coal
should not be moved, and when the
engiue was coupled to the train the
men and women climbed up, set the
brakes and uncoupled the cars. Sheriff
Mills saw that he could not succeed
and abandoned the attempt. He tele
graphed to the governor at Indian
apolis and the governor telegraphed
him to meet him in Terre Haute, where
he and his staff and the state officers
were coming to attend the opening re
ception at the armory of Company B,
the local militia company.
The sheriff and Judge Briggs of the
Sullivan court, whose restraining or
der the men had scorned a few days
ago, with Evansville & Terre Haute
officials, came here on a special train
and met the governor Friday even
ing. The governor was not satisfied
tnat the sheriff had exhausted all
of his resources and sent him back to
try again with a posse. Judge Briggs
assured the governor that he would
assert all the authoritv of his court to
help secure a posse. The attempt to
move the train will be made this morn
ing. There is considerable doubt
about securing a posse. The people
are mostly in sympathy with the min
ers, not in capturing trains, but in the
cause of their strike, and would be
loath to take up arms against them.
Terre Haute. Ind., June 2. Within
a few days an effort will be made to
effect an interstate agreement be
tween the coal miners and operators
of Indiana, Ohio and the Pittsburgh
district of Pennsylvania. President
John McBride, of the United Mine
workers, will seek to have this done
waiving the stipulations that he has
hitherto made that Illinois must
be in the agreement before the men in
auy state would be allowed to sign a
scale. The failure of the Springfield
meeting to bring that state into line
has left the leaders of the miners' or
ganization the alternative of an inter
state agreement with the other states
or a prolonged strike and the
consequent disruption of the labor
organization which has acquired a
numerical strength of 100,000. With
Illinois out the scale of wages is not
likely to be as high as it otherwise
would have been. The Ohio and In
diana operators have worked in unison
with McBride in the effort to force
Illinois into line and will help form
the smaller interstate association.
New York, June 2. Capitalists in
New York who control the chief coal
railroads in Ohio state that the soft
coal strike, so far as Ohio, Pennsylva
nia and Indiana are concerned, will un
doubtedly be settled next Tues
day or Wednesday at the lat
est. An understanding, they say,
has been reached with lresident Mc
Bride of the United Mine workers
whereby it is expected that the op
erators of these three states will meet
the men half way. The Ohio mine
owners, it is said, finally saw that it
was to their interest to offer the men
an advance of ten cents a ton, although
the latter demanded twenty, and, ac
cording to Mr. McBride, the Ohio dis
tricts are willing to compromise on
Statehood for Utah.
Washington, June 1. It is confi
dently expected that the bill for the
admission of Utah as a state will be
come a law before the end of the pres
ent session. It has already passed the
house of representatives and has been
favorably reported by the senate com
mittee on territories. There is some
opposition to it on the republican side
of the senate on the ground that Mor
monism has not been wholly crushed
out, but a majority of both parties will
doubtless vote fox the bill, and it only
awaits the conclusion of the tariff de
bate to be taken up for consideration-
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