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C. IV. KIItltMAX. Publisher.
Tlie News Condensed.
Important Intelliaence From Al! Parts.
In the senate on tiie Hth it was decided that
there should l,e no further legislation over
which there is a content at this session of cou
gress. Tho resolution to appoint Senator
AVhite to the vacancy on the finance committee
was adopted. A resolution was adopted to In
struct the finance committee to report back an
amendment to tho free sujiar bill providing for
the McKlnley bounky on raw domestic supars.
After the passage of the bid for the relief of
the Oklahoma settlers, tho Kenate adjourned
The house wa.H in session but a Khort time,
no business of Importance beint? transited.
In the senate on the Si'th. the amended suftir
bill and the cod, iron ore and barbed wire bills
were reported. The bills placing wool, coal
and Iron on the freo list were ordered placed
on the calendar. The senate then went Into
executive sess;on. but ov.inp to a leck of a
quorum adjourned until the 22d No quorum
could be got together in the house, consequent
ly no session was held.
The senate was not In session on the Cist
In the house there was not a quorum present
when its session besan. but members sought to
take up several measures by unanimous con
sent. The senate bill allowing an additional
$54,000 for tho public building at Little Kock,
Ark., was passrd. The senate bill for the ex
clusion and deportation of alien anarchists
was called up, but objection beinr made to its
consideration it went over under the rules.
IN the senate on the 23d the members pres
ent at the opening session curubervd twenty
one less than half of a quorum. The vice
president announced his signature to the de
ficiency bill. A motion was made that the
sergeant-at-arms be directed to request the
attendance of atsent senators, which ho did.
and an executive session was held. The house
was not in session.
After an hour's wait the senate on the T3d
was unable to secure a quorum, and adjourned.
A clerk reached the cap.toi with some impor
tant nominations, but owin? to the absence of
a quorum they could not be laid beioi-e the
senate In the house the chairman of the
committee on naval alTuirs presented the pre
liminary report upon the investigation of the
armor plate and billets furnished to the go
ernment by the Carneis i-teel company. The
till to give the Hutchinson & Southern Kaii
road company two more years In which to
build the road through ths Indian territory
Fire broke out on the clipper ship
General Knox while she was lying1 at
her dock iu New York and caused
Women of Dalton, la., marched to a
house in which two disreputables were
lodged and after horsewhipping them
drove them out of town.
Gov. Altgelu visited Pullman and
found about 500 families on the verge
of starvation. Means for their imme
diate relief would be demised.
Fokest fires were raging1 in northern
Wisconsin and thousands of tons of
hay were destro3'ed in the vicinity of
The cases against the assailants of
Adjt. Gen. Tarsney, of Colorado, were
dismissed, the grand jury having failed
to find indictments.
Mbs. Mack Abrahams, of Frankfort,
Ky., quarreled with her hut-band be
cause he went to hear Breckinridge
epeak, and took morphine and arsenic
with fatal effect.
Charles Berkluxd and a companion
were drowned by the capsizing of a
boat in the bay at Gladstone, Mich.
Dcrlsg a thunderstorm near Clay
ton, Ala., lightning struck the resi
dence of James Houston, instantly
killing three of his children.
Ox the Wabash railroad a freight
train struck a horse 2 miles west of
Jonesburg, Mo., ditching the loco
motive and nineteen cars and killing
the engineer and three tramps. Eight
other persons were injured.
As a result of a religious revival at
Xlammondsville, O., seven women left
their husbands because they would not
join the church.
Profiting by the bitter experience
of the present year, many Nebraska
farmers were preparing to vote bonds
for the introduction of irrigation.
Eleven thousand employes of the
textile works at New Bedford, Mass.,
went on strike on account of reduc
tion of wages.
Gabriel Brock was shot and killed
from ambush and Mrs. Mary Edwards
wounded while driving near Liot
The thirteenth annual encampment
of the national order of the Sons of
Veterans convened at Davenport. Ia.
The order has 1,549 camps and a mem
bership of 39,859.
veterans oi the German wars met
in annual convention at Pittsburgh,
Pa., and the parade witnessed by en
Ax ammonia tank belonging to the
Ileidreiger Ice company exploded at
St. Louis, killing an employe named
"Walter Fisiter, a divekeeper at Day
ton, O., was shot and killed by his
brother Robert, aged 15.
From an area of 2,071,354 acres Illi
nois has produced 41,315.099 bushels of
wheat, a yield which has been but
Mrs. Coxrad Youxga and her niece
were killed in a runaway at Rose
Failing in his efforts to induce the
car company to relieve the distress at
Pullman, Gov. Altgeld issued an ap
peal to the people for contributions.
Thomas Harper, a well-to-do busi
ness man of Esplenborough, Pa., re
turning home from a short vacation
found his wife murdered and his two
children, aged 2 and 4 years, nearly
starved to death.
J L'Luts de M arcus and Juliette Four
rier were found dead in Central park,
New York. It was supposed they com
Ax engineer was killed near Colo
rado City, Col., by a freight train
The Big Four freight depot and ad
joining buildings were destroyed by
fire at Cincinnati, causing a loss of
from 300,000 to S500.000.
The United Brothers of Friendship,
the greatest negro organization in the
country, began its triennial national
convention at Little Kock, Ark. Many
.prominent educators were jpresen.
It "ot trie irge wm.m MM:nenfyeTnW'u;i";
lBhel of potato for the best looking I departed Tue8day mining for a
The annual convention of the Society
of American Florists convened at At
lanta City, N. J.
Five men were arrested at Sedan,
Kan., charged with the murder of J.
B. Frazer four years ago.
Mrs. Kate Litbekry and hero-year-old
son were burned to death in a
fire which destroyed their home at
Charles McCor, an architect, and
Miss Josie Calwell, aged 20, were
drowned in Peoria lake at Peoria, 111.,
while out boatiug.
By the explosion of a traction en
gine on the farm of Hiram Bcrksmith
near Byron, 111., two men were killed
and four boys fatally injured.
Rev. I). F. MacDoxai.d, D. P., died
at Gilbertsville, N. Y. He was a chap
lain under Gen. Lee during the war.
Catholics who refuse to recognize
the temporal and spiritual power of
the pope met at Cleveland and organ
ized the American Catholic church.
Late rains have improve.1 corn and
vesretation generally throughout the
country, though iu certain sections
drought was still complained of.
Fire in Chicago destroyed the Chi
cago & Northwestern freight huse
with all its contents.
A hoire which was being torn down
in Worcester, Mass., collapsed, bury
ing a dozen children and three men.
Seven were rescued, severely injured.
AiorsT Lisifr, of Merrick county,
Xel , got drunk and shot his wife in
the temple, his daughter in the hand
and himself in the head. All three
were fatally shot-Tin-;
American Bar association con
vened in annual session at Saratoga,
N. Y., the opening address being de
livered by the president. Judge T. M.
W. T. Thompson was taken from jail
at Klamath falls, Ore., and lynched by
a mob. Thompson was held in jail on
a minor charge, but had a bad reputa
tion. Gov. Matthews, of Indiana, bor
rowed from a bank S-il.000 with which
to pa3" the Indiana militia for their
services during the recent strikes.
By the explosion of a traction boiler
on a farm near La Mourn, N. I., John
Lind and Louis Burg were killed and
four others injured.
L. O. Loffer was killed and Matt
Goschet seriously injured by a fall from
a scaffold at Omaha, Neb.
William McCormick, aged 21. deputy
postmaster at Wordsworth, O., was
drowned at Lake Brady.
The entire business portion of Tal
mage. Neb., was wiped out by fire.
Bexja.mix Remer, aged 21, son of
Maj. A. M. Remer, ot Omaha, Neb., was
run over and killed by a Rock Island
train near his home.
The Society of American Florists, in
session at Atlantic City, N. J., selected
Pittsburgh as the place for holding the
convention in lS'Ja.
Fritz Brinkman, a Nebraska farmer,
committed suicide at Mankato, Minn.,
Miguel Couciiarty, a full-blooded
Seminole Indian, was sentenced to
death by the Seminole council for the
murder of Dan Brooks.
As A north-bound express train of
the Paducah, Tennessee fe Alabama
railway was nearing Hazel, Ivy., it
struck a, wagon loaded with people,
killing live of the occupants.
Bowlixg Gkeex, Ky., suffered a loss
of 8200,000 by fire, two entire blocks
Joux W. Coburx, of New York, was
elected grand master of the general
grand chapter of Royal Arch Mason
at the triennial convention at Topeka,
Johx T. Callahax, a member of
New Orleans city council, was con
victed of receiving a bribe and com
mitted to jaiL
Jake Morris, aged 17 years, fel
from a freight train at Mexico, Mo.
and his head was severed from his
Four persons were injured and much
valuable property destroyed by an ex
plosion of dynamite which was being
used in excavating in New York.
By a decision of the attorney gen
eral women will hereafter be allowed
to vote for superintendent of public
instruction in North Dakota.
Ohio miners who have been on strike
for an advance in wages would resume
work September 1 at the operators
J. M. Wixstead, a bank presi
dent, committed buicide by jumping
from a balcony on the fourth story of
the city hall at Greensboro, N. C.
Henry R. Pearsox killed himself in
Kansas City. He was short in his ac
counts with the Piano Manufacturing
James Hale was murdered by white
caps near Pennington Gap, Ya, His
offense was the whipping of a boy.
Lieut. Johx R. Rathbox, U. S. A.,
committed suicide at Perry, O. T.
Georoe Baldwix was foully mur
dered in the presence of his family by
Deputy Sheriff Jackson Lily and a
posse in the Choctaw Nation.
The national encampment. Sons of
Veterans, in session at Davenport, la.,
elected Col. William E. Bundy, of
Ohio, commander in chief.
Three men were killed and three
seriously injured in a wreck on the
Chicago & Northwestern road near
Fort Atkinson, Wis.
Squire William Biiakd, a prominent
citizen of the Conemaugh, committed
suicide at Johnstown, Pa., while mel
ancholy from business reverses and
A. S. Tucker, a prominent board of
trade broker at Chicago, committed
suicide. Unfortunate speculation was
assigned as the cause.
Prof. Charles J. Hixkel, who for
years occupied the chair of Latin and
Greek literature at Vassar college,
died from heart failure at Amagan
sett, L. I.
3iAV and negro miners indulged in a
fight at West Overton, Pa., diving
which one man was fatally shot.
The great textile strike has devel
oped into a lockout, and as a result
25,000 mill operatives of Fall River,
Mass., are idle.
Henry Hexrici, jobber in wcolens
at New York assigned with heaw
Omaua at TTwrprmr
Before the American Bar associa
tion Moor field Storey said public
honesty and trust had reached a low
Adam Stivetts, father of John
Stivetts, the Boston baseball pla3'er,
was accidentally killed in a coal miuo
at Ashlands, Fa.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Tennessee republicans in state con
vention at Nashville nominated H. Clay
Evans for governor.
Hon. Norman L. Freeman, reporter
of the Illinois supreme court, died at
his home in Springfield. lie was the
oldest court reporter in the United
Nebraska republicans in convention
at Omaha nominated a ticket headed
by Thomas J. Majors for governor.
Congressional nominations were
made as follows on the 22d: Massa
chusetts, Sixth district, John S. Wil
liams (dem.). Missouri, Third district,
A. M. Dockery (dem.). Texas, Twelfth
district, A. W. Houston (dem.). Wis
consin, Sixth district, Riley Bishop
(pop.). Kentucky, Second district, K.
G. Sebree (rep.). Michigan, Fourth
district, Dr. L. F. Weaver (dem.);
Ninth district, Koswell 1. Bishop
(rep.). Iowa, Third district, Rev. S.
11. Basher (dem.); Eleventh district.
Fourth district, W.
Tenth district. Dr.
S. llolman (dem.);
J. J. Hatch (rep.),
George S. Patton (dem.); Seventh dis
trict, W. II. Alvord (Jem ).
Nominations for congress were made
as follows on the 2:'d: New Jersey,
First district, II. C. Loudenslager
(rep.) Tennessee, Third district, Fos
ter V. Brown (rep.). Nebraska, Sixth
district, Omar M. Kern (pop.). Kansas,
Third district, W. T. Sapp (dem.).
Pennsylvania, Fortieth district, I). S.
Walton (rep.); Twenty-eighth district,
Aaron Williams (dem.). North Caroli
na, Sixth district, J. A. Lockart
(dem.). New York, Twenty-third dis
trict. W. T. Foote, Jr. (rep.). Missou
ri, Seventh district, C. IS. Wisker (pro.).
Virginia, Fifth district, Claude Swan
son (dem.). Sixth district, O. C Rucker
(pro.); Tenth district, Edmund R.
Cooke (pop.). Missouri, Fifth district,
I!. 1. White (pro.). Florida. Second
district, C. M. Cooper (dem.); Mont
Many cases of cholerine have ap
peared in Paris, while cholera con
tinues to spread throughout Germany
Rio Janeiro advices states that by
the explosion of a gunpowder wagon
in Largo do Sanidad thirty-two per
sons were killed, many more were
wounded, and several houses were de
molished. Forty Moorish rebels were killed by
the sultan's troops at Azimoor.
Heavy rains in Mexico have caused
the overflow of the N'assas river. Fif
teen persons were drowned and many
families were made homeless.
A thrashing machine in William
II ay ward's barn at Forest, Ont., broke
the cylinder shaft and fired the straw
and two men who were in the mow
were burned to death.
Barox Mr.NDAr, founder of the Sal
vage society, committed suicide at
Vienna by shooting while insane.
A CAVE-IX occurred in one of tha
mines near Duranirn Mm hnrvino
mines near iurango, ;uex.. ourj ing
n. ii iuiuc-rb. oii nie uica were res
cued alive, but the others were dead
British Coxsrt, Hatch and several
Americans were deco3-ed to prison by
Spanish authorities at BlueGelde.
Ix the United States senate on the
24th the house joint resolution was
adopted for a final adjournment Au
gust 23 at 2 p. m., after which an ex
ecutive session was held, and all
nominations to which no objections
were offered were confirmed. In the
house a joint resolution was adopted
for a final adjournment on the USth.
The anti-anarchist bill was brought
up and an amendment to it offered,
but objection being made to its con
sideration the bill went over.
William Day, former champion
cross-country runner of the country,
hanged himself because he had been
accused of embezzlement.
Miss Madgk Howe, of Springfield,
111., was elected ' president of the La
dies' Aid societ3-, auxiliary to the Sons
of Veterans, at the national encamp
ment at Davenport.
Nehraska populists nominated a
ticket headed by Silas A. Ilolcomb for
A plot to assassinate President II ip
polyte, of Hayti, was exposed by the
sweetheart of one of the conspirators,
most of whom were captured.
Democrats in state convention at
San Francisco nominated Congress
man James Budd for governor.
Ahvises from Corea state that in a
battle between Chinese and Japanese ;
1,300 of the latter were killed. j
Two mex were killed and eleven in- j
jured by an explosion of gas' in the
Oilberton colliery, near Ashland, Pa.
Ax explosion of gas in a mine at
Franklin, Wash., imprisoned sixty-two
men, thirty-seven of whom were taken
Kiley Walker and Richard Jordan,
two negroes convicted of murder, were
taken from a train at Mitchell's Sta
tion, Ala., and lynched.
Anderson Boyd (colored) was com
mitted to jail at Knoxville, Tenn., on
the charge of murdering Ed Uhl in
Marion county, O., ten j-ears ago.
Carl Lower, an ex-employe, fatally
wounded Alois Mehetretter, a tailor,
The presiffnt has signed the general
deficiency appropriation bill, the last
of the appropriation bills of this ses
sion. Philip Peters (colored), was hanged
at Helena, Ark., for killing his wife.
At Ashland, Wis., an entire block of
business buildimrs was destroyed by
Lightning struck an emigrant's
Wi gon near Columbns, Tex., killing
husband and wife, but leaving their
DIDN'T SEEK PEACE.
Manager Kfran Made No KfTort to Set
tle the Strike Amicably.
Chicago, Aug. 25. The General Managers
association, represented by General Manager
John M. Kfan. submitted its views of tho
strike to the . labor commission at Friday's
session. Mr. Ean was interrogated rather
sharply by Commissioners Worthinnton and
Keruan and the situation was quito interest
In? at times.
Tho witness told the story of the proposed
conference to bo held by the mayor,
representatives of the Amer-an Hallway
union and of the managers' association,
lie said ho bad no authority to take
part iu such a conference. He had re
turned the document left at his office by the
mayor because the managers' association
had directed him to return it. He
would not state whether the docu
ment In question was offensive afiu
Insulting to tho association. Witness said
that at that time the strike had not been
settled so far as tho American Railway union
was concerned. It was "settled" on the part
of the rallreads because they had employed
other men In place of those who went out. The
General Managers' association had refused to
recognize the American Railway union.
When tho mayor presented the document
signed by Messrs. Debs. Howard and Keliher
Mr. ilKan said to him that he "thought the
mayor should not act as a messenger boy for
such parties." Ho (Egn) had advised all in
dividual strikers comim? to him to go back to
work. Ho had had no negotiations with tho
strike leaders. He had authority to make all
arrangements to flht tho strike, but did not
consider ho had any authority to confer with
the mayor or others regarding an amicable
settlement, therefore he declined to do so.
"Did you make any effort whatever to effect
an amicable settlement of the strike'r"
"I did not."
"Did you, during the whole time of this
strike, make any effort to settle the trouble by
any means except force?"
"I did not."
"Was it the policy of tho railroads to crush
"I think It was the policy to crush the
"You refused to receive communications
from the AiuerlcanKallway union or to treat
with it in any way?"
"I believe so."'
"It was the policy of the companies to crush,
the American Railway union?"
"I dont know that."
Mr. Ktfan llnally admitted that the railroad
companies would have nothing to do with tha
American Railway union people.
"It has been stated in testimony given here."
said Mr. Kernan. "that you furnished money
to be paid to men for overturning and burning
cars, and for doing overt acts, in order that
prejudice against the strikers might be cre
ated." Mr. Epan swung back in his chair and
deliberated awhile before making his answer.
Then ia evident anger he replied: "My at
tention was Brst attracted to statements
by whit I read in the newspaiers.
Considering the source from which it came I
think all I need say is that it is the veriest rot.
It is on a parity with numerous other state
ments of Debs, Howard and other leaders of
the American Railway union to influence tha
men they had duped."
General Superintendent Dunlop. of the Rock
Island road, was the lirst witness ia the after
noon. He told of the difficulties at Blue Island
and the mobs which prevented the company
from moving trains. Among those using vio
lence were several ex-employes of the road.
Referring to the list of discharged men kept
by Ray. the assistant yardmaster at Rock;
Island, Mr. Kernan asked whether it was cus
tomary to keep such a list. Mr. Dunlap said
the only record kept was In the division super
intendent's ofllce, where the clenrance cards
were issued to discharged men. Ho had had a
talk with Ray after he was discharged; he had
told him he could not go back, because his
work was not satisfactory.
Superintendent of Police IJrennan was the
next witness. He was asked to tell how the
disorder growing out of the strike was handled.
"As soon as the strike was declared I called
in the police and kept them subject to
call for aid from the railroad compan
ies. Thttir business was to protect prop
erty, disperse mobs and prevent vio
lence. My personal knowledge is derived
principally from reports. On June 'M the
mayor directed me to use the entiro force to
protect property and prevent violence. Until
tho arriviU of "oops on July 3 the force had
hantlled lt wUhout a.ay Kreat violence and prac-
tically no destruction of property. When the
troops arrived the police, 3.1KH of them, had
been in constant service for nice days. The
calls of railroad companies had grown so nu
merous as to absorb the whole force. I
speak of this because it was the only time I
left headquarters to go out on the track. I
want to say here that at no time were the po
lice sent out unable to clear away any mob
Q. "Complaints were mado that policemen
did i.ot do their full duty In repressing lawless
ness. How about that?" A. "The mayor di
rected me to discharge Immediately any po
liceman who was found lukewarm or Inefficient.
Indeed, wo did suspend several ofllcers on com
plaints, but when we came to investigate wo
could tind no responsible author. In one case
we did tind an officer had been overzealous in
compelling railroad companies to keep tracks
"So far as I have been able to learn, the rail
road men had very little to do with the dis
turbances and destruction of property. The
rioters were hoodlums, mixed in with crowds
of women and children. It was the opportu
nity of the 'tough' element, and they took ad
vantage of it- I do not think the average daily
arrests during the strike iw any larger than
the regular average. The police were massed
along tracks or held In reserve at stations, and
so did not pay as much attention to the crim
inal classes of the city as usual."
The chief said many of the complaints made
against tho police were made by deputy mar
shals, who were more in the way than of serv
ice. To show tho character of some of those
men the chief offered to introduce tho records
of three deputy marshals who had been ar
rested for highway robbery. TLe commission
excluded the records as irrelevant.
John T. Norton, a locomotive engineer re
siding in South Chicago and formerly em
ployed by the Illinois Central railroad, gave
his experience with the "blacklist." After the
strike ho secured u position with the Calu
met & Hlue Island road, which was to run
over the Rock Island tracks part of the way to
get out of South Chicago. He made one
trip and on his return was informed that the
Rock Island officials had barred him from their
tracks, and he was therefore discharged. He,
with a witness, called on Superintendent Dun
lap, of the Rock Island system, and was told
that he could not run on their tracks because
he belonged to the A. R. U., and for no other
reason. He continued:
"1 only speak of this now because Mr. St.
John testified the Kock Island had no black
list. I was a member of the American Rail
way union and president of a local union, but
there was no charge against me of committing
violence. Hut tho Kock Island threw me out
of a position with another company using
some of Us tracks after I had passed its ex
amination for competency and had a letter of
recommendation from its assistant general su- j
After several other witnesses had been heard
on matters of minor impcrtai.ee the omrjis
ion adjourned for the day.
IN A NUTSHELL.
Rubies are manufactured.
Agatk is successfully imitated.
The snail's mouth is in its foot.
Camphor grows on trees in Japan.
The first alphabet had but sixteen
New Brunswick has a small leper
TnE title rabbi means master or
Dramas in India are played in the
The smallest known microbe ia that
FIXED THE DAY.
Both Branches of Congress Decide to Art
Washington', Aug. 2. A joint reso
lntion has been adopted by the housu
providing fo final adjournment on
Tuesday, August 2S, at 2 p. m. Th res
olution was sent forthwith to the
senate and that body adopt d in
The open session of the senate lasted
only four minutes. There was no
question raised as to the presence of
a quorum. On motion of Senator llar-
I ris the senate proceeded to the consid
eration of executive business. After
remaining in executive session about
an hour the senate adjourned until
Washington, Aug. 25. Tresident
! Cleveland's purpose on tiie tariff bill
was the main reason for the resolu
tion passed in the house for final
adjournment at 2 o'clock next Tues
day. Representative Cat.'hings, of
the committee on rules, caLied on the
president, and on reaching the capitol
: conferred with Speaker Crisp as to
adjournment. The resolution was
thereupon framed and introduced with
the authority of the rules committee.
It is understood that Mr. Catchings
outlined this plan to the president
and it met with his approval.
Mr. Catchings would say little as to
his talk with the president. He re
garded it as settled, however, that the
bill would become a law next Mon
day midnight without the pres
ident's signature. Mr. Catchings also
inclined to the belief that the presi
dent would send a message to congress
upon the subject. It is said that while
a message on a measure not signed
or vetoed would be unusual it would
be entirely regular. If any positive
action on the president's part had
been contemplated soon the house
managers would not have bound them
selves to postpone adjournment until
SLAIN BY A BANDIT.
Murder Committed Near Chicago by n
Chicago. Auk-. 23. At 10 o'clock Fri
day night a north-hound freight train
on the Chicago, Milwaukee fc St. Paul
road was held up by two masked men
at Deerfield, a small station just
north of the line between Cook and
Lake counties. One of the de
tectives of the road, who was riding
on the train, was shot and killed and
the watch of Conductor Larzen, who
was in charge of the train, was taken
from him. This was the only plunder
secured by the robbers. The train
had stopped to allow the engineer to
take water from a tank, and
within thirty seconds after it
had come to a standstill the
two masked men climbed into the
caboose and ordered the conductor and
one brakeman. who were in the
caboose, to throw up their hands. The
men were forced to obey. The detec
tive entered and showed fight and he
was shot and instantly killed by one
of the bandits. Both of them jumped
from the train and disappeared in the
darkness. There is no clew to their
identity, and the railway men were
unable to tell in what direction the
murderer and his companion fled.
A special train carrying a number
of special officers of the road was sent
out at midnight to run down the rob
bers if possible. It is reported that
the name of the detective who was
murdered was Pat Owen. Deerfield is
4 miles west of Fort Sheridan and on
the direct north branch of the main
line of the Chicago, Milwaukee &. SL
CARNAGE IN COREA.
JpnncM Land fi.OOO Men. Are Attacked
and 1.30 0 Soldiers Are Killed.
Shanghai, Aug. 23. A letter from
Chemulpo, Corea, received at Chee-Foo
reports that nineteen Japanese war
ships and thirteen transports arrived
in the Tatting river on the lblh inst.
They lauded 0,000 men, who, proceed
ing inland, were attacked by 1,000 Chi
nese eavalay, who succeeded in divid
ing the Japanese force into two parts.
The Chinese artillery.located on an emi
nence, poured a heavj- fire into the
ranks of the Japanese, making great
havoc. The Japanese were compelled
to retreat to the sea shore, where th
guns of the fleet prevented further
pursuit by the Chinese. The Japanese
loss is reported to have been over LI'OO
men. Tien-Tsin reports say that a tel
egram has been received from Ping-
Yang stating that the Chinese troops
at Chung-Ho were reinforced by 10,000
men from August 18 to August 20,
swelling the army there to 34.00J men.
A council of war was held on the 20th
and it was decided to attack the Jap
anese on about the 22d. The Japanese
are holding a pass 8 miles southward
from Chung-Ho. It is reported that
they are reembarking their heavy bag
gage in Tatting bay. Chinese cavalry
are scouring the countrj- and have cap
and beheaded 100 stragglers.
MET AN AWFUL FATE.
Planlng-Mlll Hand Mangled Almost Be
yond Semblance to Iluiuauity.
Hagerstown, Md.. Aug. 25. In Em
mert Bros.' planing mill a belt slipped
pulley and George W. Breeder
climbed up to put it in its place. The
belt caught his arm and he was drawn
up between the revolving pulleys. It
was some minutes before the machine
ry could be stopped, and Breeder's
body was mangled almost beyond sem
blance to human form. He was SI
vears of a"'1 and unmarried.
An exchange reports that gTas
weed which is invading the country
from the north is likely to prove al
most as damaging as tho Russian
If tho grain shocks are allowed to
Btand very long in tho fields which
were sowed to clover last spring they
are liable to kill the plants they cover
and thus create bare spots in the fields.
A plowxnq match is announced as one
of the features of the Iowa state fair
this year. This method will be adopted
for determining the relative merits of
the implements placed upon exhibition.
SILVER SHOULD BE FREE.
So Suv Resolutions Introduced in
House of Representatives.
Washington, Aug. 23. Representa
tive Hartman (Mont.) presented in the
house Tuesday resolutions for the free
coinage of silver, which are regarded
by the free-silver associates as one of
the most significant expressions in
favor of their doctrine which have
been elicited by the agitation of the
last 3ear. The resolutions have been
considered and adopted during tha
present session by the most powerful
labor organizations of the country,
ire strongly worded and are signed by
the chief ollicers of the various unions.
The signers are:
J. II. Sovereign, general master worlrman,
and John W. Hayes, secretary and treasurer,
Ot the Knights of Labor; Samuel Uompers.
president of the American Federation of
Labor: Marion Butler, president of the
National Farmers' alliance; Henry IL
Trenor. president, and P. J. MeGuire,
secretary, of the Ilrotherhooo. of Carpen
ters and Joiners: I M. Arthur, chief of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Kngineers: C.
A. Robinson, president of the Farmers' Mutual
lienetit association: Frank Sargent, grand
master workman, and F. W. Arnold, secretary
and treasurer, of the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Firemen, and John McBride. president cf
the I'nited Mine Workers of America.
Accompanying the resolution is an
address "to the members of organized
labor and all other producers and
toilers throughout the United States,"
which led to their adoption. The ad
dress declares that "iu view of the
general distress, at a time when
granaries are full and in the natural
order of things producers and toilers
should be enjoying the fruits of their
labors, it seems that the time has
come for united action on the part of
those who create the wealth of the
The re-solutions are as follows:
"We demand of the present congress the im
mediate return to the money of the constitu
tion as established by our fathers by re.-toring
the free and unlimited coinage of silver at the
present ratio of 1(3 to 1. the coins of both met
als to be equally full lef-'al tender for all debts,
public and private, as before the fraudulent
demonetization of silve,- in IS-7.5.
"We also condemn the increase o? the na
tional debt in the time of peace and the use of
Interest-bearing bonds at any. time."
ON THE RISE.
TBnsiucKS in Chicago. A holesale and Re
tail, Has a Little Itooui.
Chicago, Aug. 25. During the last
week the business improvement has
been so rapid and the volume of trade
bo much increased in nearly every liDe
as to bring expressions of astonish
ment from many of the old-time busi
ness men of the city.
Everybody is buying now. The great
wholesale houses are crowded with
orders, and buyers from tiie country are
clamoring to have long bills of goods
shipped by the next freight. And they
are ready to pay, too. No talk about
long-time paj'ments. They are out
of stock, and have been running
"short" during the hard times to be
prepared for any commercial cataclysm
which scant confidence might precipi
tate. All this is chanced. A visit to
I uny of the wholesale houses massed in
the region of Monroe and Franklin
streets show the reaction from he
the stagnation of trade.
tireat improvement in the retail
trade is also evident. One of the
largest retail establishments in the
city reports the business of the last
two weeks equal to any like period be
fore the panic, and all indications
point to a continuation of this encour
aging condition of general improve
ment. The steamer lines are doing more
business in general merchandise both
to and from the Atlantic seaboard this
week than at ant time since the panic
betran in the spring of 15l3. The
movement of freight is not confined to
any particular line, but ever3thing
seems to be on the move.
KILLED IN A WRECK.
A Broken Axle Causes a Fatal Disaster in
Milwavkke, Aug. 25. A Daily News
Fpccial from Fort Atkinson, Wis., says
three men were killed in a wreck on
the Chicago & Northwestern road
near that place Thursday morning.
Three others were badly hurt. The
train was a freight. No. 5sG, and was
running at the rate of 20 miles an
hour at the time of the accident.
The men killed were in one end of
a box car, partially filled with
hard wood lumber, and they were
buried under the debris. The names
of the killed are: Thomas Ingalls, 40
years, lived at 427 west Madison street,
Chicago; Charles Klein, aged SO. whose
wife lives somewhere in Chicago;
Stephen Ontke, 40 years.of Austin, Tex.
The injured are: S. W. Waterman,
02 West Polk street, Chicago, badly
injured about the head, will recover;
George Plant, Chicago, bruised, not se
verely. James (I. Eggleston, Chicago,
long gash in side. The accident was
caused by the axle of the lumber car
breaking. The dead and injured were
brought to this place.
THE COLUMBUS SCALE.
It Is Adopted by Illinois I'nited Mine
Workers. Spring FiEii.n, 111., Aug. 23. The
state convention of the United Mine
Workers of Illinois concluded its
business Wednesday. The most im
portant action taken was the adoption
of the Columbus scale of prices, which,
it is said, is about 10 per cent, below
the Springfield scale adopted iu Jnue
last, which is now in force in many of
the mines of the state. The Colum
bus scale, as far as it applies to Illi
nois, is as follows:
Streator ftl'i cents per ton for summer, TO
cents for winter.
Wilmington 77 cents for summer. S." cents
La Salle and Sprinjr Valley "J'i cents for
summer, ho cents for winter.
ether sections in the Illinois field at price
relative to the above.
bfiiouuccil by Corea.
Tokio, Aug. 23. It is officially an
nounced that on June 30 the king of
Corea declared himself independent of
China and appealed to Japan to assist
him in driving the Chinese from Asan.
This was done with the assistance of
the Corean troops. The official an
nouncement also says that on the same
date, June 30, Corea denounced all
treaties with China.
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