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ONE r?AN AND A MOB.
And IIU Only Weapon Was a MlTcr
ThU Is atory of how one nmn did
what a beriti', jrolh e force, citizen and
Ore department failed to do. Unarmed,
auve for a silver apoon, and uiumslHt
ed, he dinpeiwd a blood-thirsty mob
tx-ut on inurdiT and nrsn.
It during the Chinese riots In
Dnrer iu the year lsxo, the bloodiest
lu iut hUtory. An angry mob filled the
street and made the air blue with Its
When thiiik's had reached this Hinge
a gigantic cowboy iu a red Annuel shirt
drove into the crowd waring bin lariat
over his head and shouting, "Let's
buru the rats out of their hoh'8." This
wan ail sutllHciit to inflame the crowd
to rlolence am to the Chinese quarter
of the town they went.
There were probably fiOO Chinamen
and Chinese women huddled together
lu a lot of dens corering an area of half
a block. The different apartments were
conuiH'ted by narrow secret passage.
These were typical dens of Chinese
rice and crime, and 1 lie funics of
opium tilled the air for a block away
It was a plague aixtt. and a menace to
every self-respecting citizen. As tin
officers of the law fattened on it Its
denizens remained unmolested.
A u IJiirt I'ldi (- ( II., ill'" I iinui t i" i
big and civing for the "rats" to be
Soon they w( re beyond ihe control of
the police, and Mie chief appealed to tlie
siici'iff. Three hundred citizens wen
sworn in and armed with revolvers and
Winchesters. The sheriff tried to dl
perse the crowd by threats, persuasion
and by reading the riot act. but they
only hissed and hooted.
The Chinamen larricndcd their
doors, and not a sound came from with
in save the occasional erv of a woman.
The mob fired at the doors ami the
sheriff threatened to fin- into the
crowd, but a dozen Winchoters were
pointed in bis face and be subsided.
Finally some one set tire to the old
frame buildings and in a moment the
entire Chinese quarter was In Haines.
Tie mob, maddened by the sight,
yelled and howled. They made a rush
on the doors ami wit h some heavy lum
ber broke them lu ami rushed through.
There were a few shots, a few cries,
and a few supplications.
They tdiot down the men as they
rushed from the burning buildings, and
then dragged them out by the queues.
They (licked the little Chinese women
tip in their arms and carried them out.
Quantities of silverware, cigars, liquor
and opium were found and confiscated
by the rioters. W hat they could not
carry away with them was scattered
on the sidewalks.
The tiro department came and turned
the water on the crowd, but some one
cut ihe hose and destroyed It useful
ness for extinguishing th (lames and
the ardor of the mob.
The plaintive cries of the women and
children wei'e distinctly heard by the
armed oilieers of the law, but they
(stood paralyzed and did nothing.
The mob was drinking their fill of
blood and whisky, carrying home rich
booty, or the shapely little Chines.1 wo
men, when four nidi came out of the
building, dragging a Chinaman by the
queue. Cries of " shoot him!" went up
from the throaty of a hundred men,
when a man. coal less and ha tiers,
rushed Into the midst of the rioters.
"Von cowardly dogs!" he roared,
with a voice that resounded far above
the yells ami din of ihe crowd. lie
reached (mo ills hip pocket - but, no it
was empty. lie saw something glis
tening In the firelight tit his feet and
picked It up unnoticed, lie put it into
his hip pocket and dashed up to t 1m?
four men. pulling it from his xxket
tie raced mem. "iict out oi here, you
, or 1 will kill every coward
or you: said be, wailug it in their
faces. The men stood back aghast.
"I'll kill the lirsl that lays
a linger on another Chinaman. Now
get, every coward of you."
lie still waved his hand high In the
air, and its contents glistened lu the
"It's .lim Moon," said one. No soon
er had the crowd recognized hlm than
they threw down their weapons and
-Mill, leaving Mm splinting alone against
background of burning buildings ami
cowering Chinamen, still waving his
hand Hiid the silver sMon-for it was
only a poon-over Ids head.
When the olflccrs of the law came
out of their trance they realized that
the blood-thirsty mob had been scat
tered by one man with an ounce of de
termination and n silver Kjtoon.
Jim then threw down his improvised
pistol, had u hearty laugh at the lire
department and jsilh-e, then went up
towu and took a drink.
Hmoke aa a I'rcserviT of llenllb.
Fogs are aid to luive a very bene
ficial effect on the health of district
where they arc icrvnlcni. as they are
great purl Hers of the atmosphere, and
eveu the sulphur which make the
Loudon fog so pungent and Irritating.
Is credited with effecting quite all ap
preciable limitation of prevalent Infec
tious diseases. Prof. Manr Is now of
the opinion that smoke may In turned
Into n hygienic ally, and, under some
ctrciitnstaiHvs, Is made capable of
prwiervlng the health t,o u degree little
Imagined. The dust collected from the
smoke of some I,lege furnaces burning
col raised from I lie neigh Itort rift
in I new, produces, when dissolved In
hydrochloric acid, n solution from
which considerable quantities of ar
senic and several other metallic salts
may l preHpllnted. It Is now sus
pected that thlH hrwilhlrnr of rsenlc
and other minerals In a finely divided
State may account 'for the singular
Immunity from epidemics enjoyed by
certain Industrial district, such h
tbat of St F.tleiiw, and nwdlcnl nu
tborttlen In thorn- region and elsewhere
are aaked to throw ummi the subject
What lfet tney no. It la auggtwtttl
that the ventilating effect of t!w nu
merous chimneys u iron-making and
other Industrial centers has its duo
share in constantly driving off the viti
ated air and replacing it by fresh quan
tities of pure air. It was noted that
when pestilence was raging In the En
glish town of Clifton, an elevated and.
apparently salubrious residential dis
trict, its inhabitants migrated to a low
lying and murky parish iu the adjacent
town of Bristol, where the air wan
black from the smoke of numerous
chimneys, while the mortality was
lower than that of the fashionable
quarter overlooking It
Thomas Wentworth Illgginson Is
now in England and is writing a series
of articles on foreign travel.
"Susan Escort and Others," a collec
tion of short stories by Edward Ever
ett. Hale, will shortly be issued.
K. X. Stephens will soon bring out
the historical romance, "An Enemy to
the King." based upon his drama of
the same name which was presented
with such success by E. II. Sotheru.
The long-expected new volume of
Justin .McCarthy, "History of Our Own
Times," which brings the story down
from ls,sn to the diamond Jubilee, mak
ing the third volume ill the compiled
work, is announced for publication.
Edward Itellimy's new lxmk. "Equal
ity," is now promised to appear In a
few days. The slight delay is due to
the necessity for the book to apitear
simultaneously in the I'uitcd States,
Great P.ritain. France, Germany,
Switzerland, Helginin, Italy and other
countries. It N of interest to recall
that over -fiHi.iiiio copies of "Looking
Pack ward" have been sold In this
That fatuous mart of books, pictures
and other treasures, known 1o more
1 1 i ii ii one generation as "Christie's," Is
to be celebrated in a volume by W.
Uobcrts. who is Just the man in all
London qualified to write It. It is
called "Memorials of Christie's," and
besides traversing the nnuals of the
great house of iuictioners it will gath
er together stories of many famous
sales and record prices.
Miss Jeanuef.te L. Gilder. In her
"Lounger" columns of the Critic, takes
ti rather discouraging view of the e
cuniary benefits of fiction writing. She
says: "There are not many men, or
women either, in this country making
even $:!.(hmi a year out of fiction.. The
person who makes $10.0mi a year out
of that branch of literary work may
count himself fortunate. I do not be
lieve there are live writers of fiction
lu this country who make as much by
their js'iis alone."
Home Idle Among; the Indians.
Mrs, Alice C. Fletcher contributes a
paper with this title, one of a series on
similar subjects, to the Century. Mrs.
Fletcher says: One would hardly kuj
pose that there could lie particular j
rules as ti. the manner of sitting ujto-u !
the grouiHl: but lure, as in every other
part of Indian life, there is a rigid ol- I
servanee oi custom. .Men may prop
erly sit upon their heels or cross-legged,
but no woman may assume these atti
tudes. She must sll sidewise. gather
ing her feci well under her, and make
a iirrnu, xniootn tap. w hen working
she may knel or squat, and when
resting she, as well as the men, may
sit with legs extended; but at all other
times nw-u aiwl women must oliserve
the etiquette of posture distinctive of
.sex. To rise without touching the.
ground with the hand, springing up
lightly and easily to the feet, is a bit of
good breeding very ditticult to mo
lnt to the ma liner born. Careful twit
ch's are particular to train their chil
dren in these niceties of behavior.
Among the Winix bagos the little girlw
are drilled in the proper way of stand- j
iiitf when under observation on dress
occasions. Their posit Ion of hands and !
fq is also the proH'r one for the worn-j
en in certain religious dances. W Idle ;
among the Sioux, a mother with a
good-sized family of Isiys ami girls pro
pounded to me the question whether
white women did not tire their dailglu
tcrs more trouble than their sous; she'
was sure she did. "Isik at Ihosrel
girls," wild the; "1 have their clothe
to make, their hair to braid, and lo see
that they ham how to behave. Now,
my boys are no trouble." As I glanced
nt the group of children, the glossy
braids of f he girls falling over their Min
gle Hiiiock. and the I toys), naked -but
for the breech-clout, their miniature
HCHlp-hs-k ornsunented with a brans
sleigh-bell suriuountlnig n snarl of
frowsy hair. I recognized the kluHhlw
of maternal pcrplcxitl8 the world
The heaviest loomnollve linnvv irn Ue
are the mountain hs-omoitlves of tine
Mcxlcam 'etitrciJ Ka.llwa.v, which weigh
lnl tons without tlte tejatoT, aud the
eighl dnlvliitf wheels of wihlch 1enr a
combined weight of eAghty-eight touH,
or twenty-two toils p-r nxle and eleven
tons per wheel.
The grcn weight permitted on Kll
rosnn railroads Is seveai torw ir
wheel. The next largest locuniot.l vcn
nre those iwed In the St. ("In tr tuiKucl,
nt l("tro!.t, wihlch weitjrh clghty-nlue
tons without the itemler, ami the quin
tuple cikiniMiuud fmgiht Iocoiimi-Uvc of
the Erie Itiillwny. wh4-li wHgh elgWy.
A Rardonlc ftMggeatlon.
"I'm nwre," mki he girt who a en
gnod,."thit IlerlKjrt im a prla."
"Yea." r.iaVed MImh diymriA, "but lu
a cium of thl ktnd It's no difficult to tl
wt milter you've won a flmt prlae or a
I rooty imIm." WMhiriaTtou Mar.
4 Wild Bush to the Hew Gold
THE STEAMSHIP OFFICES OVERRUN
Steamer Cm till SuiU Uirei-t to l'ort
Towownd, 8tt-amr 'lupeka and
George W, Klcier lo li-i' reaitia
ha More l'mroirt now Thau
It Allowed lf Law.
San Fkan it-co, Cal.t July 27. The
iesire of the gold-struck throng to reach
the diggings in the Klondyke dietri
resembles for all the world the craze of
westerners to reach California in the
"days of old and the land of gold."
Theie is little or no method in this long
ing of the mahfes to reach the Eldorado
in the great unknown territory of the
not th west.
People who have had no experience
in mining or have undergone none of the
hardships incident to such a journey as
will follow a trip to the Yukon country
are clamoring for past-age and straining
every nerve to secure funds necessary
on which to miike the trip. Many aie
making SHcrilices in order V) vieit the
l inn that promises bo much.
livery steamship othce in this city is
literally overrun with people seeking in
formation concerning the Klondyke
country. Those who have tio money
do not hesitate to j ay the passage, trust
ing in many in-tancea to co:al luck to
give tlieui funds to subf-ist. en during
the coming wit ter. The steamer which
leaves on Wednesday next has a full
pi8reuger list, I ut big b nuso.i are be
ing offered eery day for a bertii on the
vessel. The steamer Umattilla left yes
terday morning ior the north with 20
t assengers and a lull cargo of provisions
She goi s to Port Townheml, w here she
connects with the City ol Topeka, sail
ing direct to Juneau. I lie owners of the
Umattilla have applied to the inspector.!
of hulls and boilers for permission to
carry all the passengers that vessels
owned by the company will hold. The
Topeka, which is scheduled to leave
Seattle early next week, has already
more passengers than is permitted by
law. The same is true of the George W.
Elder, whicn iB scheduled to leave Ju'y
The steamer Cleveland, chartered as
an extra vtssel by the Northwestern
Trading company, sailed late last night
ior Seattle where she will discharge
part of her cargo and take on supplies
and passengers for Alaska. About half
of her passenger list from this city is
booked for Alaska. It is probable that
she will carry 500 passengers.
More people are anxious to go to Alas
ka and the Yukon country than can
possibly be accommodated at the present
time. It is believed by many that the
vi s-els now lilting at San Francisco and
destined for Dawson City by way of St.
Michaels, will never reach the former
place. The river begins to freeze aliout
September 10 and it is not possible for
vessels leaving San Francisco after Aug
ust to reach Dawson City for at least
five or six days after the extreme cold
has set in.
Nkw Yoiik, July 27. District assem
bly No. 49 of the Knights of Labor to
day passed a strong resolution condemn
ing the nominations of T, V. Powderly
as commissioner of immigration. Pow
derly was denounced as a renegade and
traitor foi turning to gold aft r speaking
lor years in favor of free silver.
A l'.wn Deserted.
Port Townhsmi, Wash., July 27.
The steamer City of Topeka arrived
yesterday morning from Alaska. She
brings news that the Klondyke fever is
on the incrra-'P ut Juncu, where every
able-bodied man has gone or is prepar
ing to go. Keporla from Dyea are that
there is now as much freiuht piled up at
the head of the inlet as the Indians can
pack over the divide in the next three
inontliH. This amount of freight will
be more than doubled
when the steam
ers (Jut'en and Mexico, now en route,
arrive. This condition of affairs practi
cally precludes all pos-ibility of hun
dreds of gold Beckers reaching to the
mining region this year.
I Jo in G. llradv has taken l,innt.hnf
ollit and id now Alaska's governor.
Inituranra Fight lleiin.
TorKK a, July 27. A movement is on
fool among the insurance superinten
dents of the western stales to join
hands in a wholesale investigation of
the financial condition of the various
eastern fire and life insurance compan
ies. It is said that already tilings have
progressed to such a point that an in
vestigation is assured. Superintendent
Nepali of the Kansas insurance depart
ment, whose fight on the eastern insur
ance companies has brought him into
prominence is one of the prime mov
ers, and it was through him that the la
formation became public. The object
ist,.ofold. One is for the protection of
the western policyholders and the oth
er is to try and find some irregularity in
the management of tbe big eastern con
A Tiekrt Hrnkar Shot
8t. Louia, July 27. Geo. Hermann,
alio has charge af a ticket b-oken' of
fice oppoait the union station, was fatal
ly shot Sunday night by a rioro named
Matthew Hancock. The lattr went in
to the ticket office and demanded money
and when it was refused shot Hermann
Ave times with a revolver. A crowd of
cabbies an 1 other hangers-on about th
tatlon cIihmkI the negro with tbe in
tention of lynchinu him. hat b was fin
ally rescued by th" police a.id locked ap
kMOLtVHfci tHA MULL OS.
trtaaportaikia nipaule do Dot Have
tlieShlpi to CarrAll.
1ja Fkakcimco, Ji.iy 28. The throngs
about every shipp g office that has
evei the remotest A.aska relat.ons havt,
y no means diminished. It would
eu that the only circumstance which
rum uie wnoiecoe uepopuiau. u Cit
Sau rranoisco is the limit in the tranE
portatiou facilities. Not only strong
men, whose broad backr, bronzed faces,
and work worn hands tell of previous ex
perience with the labor that literally
sweats the Irjw, but clerks and prcfeg-
stonal men and women in hundreds are
eeking, eome of them for information,
but most of tuem for transportation to
the land where nuggets are to be had,
they think, for the picking up.
Every day sees some new scheme for
overcoming the difficulties in the way of ed and adopted section by section,
reaching the Klondyke ai.d the fleet of j Tne conference appointed a commit
steamers and schooners pressed into the tee of five to gecure the gigniture of the
service is growing rapidly. The latest .... .
of the Klondyke transportation schemes
is being engineered by Captain Herri
mann of the lirm of the Herrimann &
MiliH. lie has been approached by a
number of persons anxious to go to
Klondyke, and in response to numerous
requests has mapped out a plan for
reaching the diggings by the middle of
September, fie will charter a large
soling vessel and the party will consist
oi sixty men, each of whom will take
one ton of provisions. No one will be
permitted to go unless he takea this
quantity. Each one will be chargtd
$-25 for the trip and Captain Herri
mann tiiinka that for this sum lie can
land tuem in Dawson City before
S -ptember 20. The sh-ip will carry a
large lighter and a steam launch will lie
used to tow the lighter from St Michaels
to the Klondyke. After reaching St
Michaels cargo and passengers will be
transferred to the lighter. Captain
Ili-rrimaiin will return to San Francisco
in the vessel and the party will be con
d cted to their journey's end by an
agent of the firm who is thoroughly ac
quainted with the river.
The Alaska Commercial company's
steamer Excelsior, which left, here yester
day, will not make another trip to Alas
ka before June of next year. All the
accommodations to be disposed of for
tills trip have been sold and the fact
well advertised, but the would-be pas
sengers continue to throng the coni
pany'sollice. The commercial company
not only declines to sell more tickets,
but its representatives do all in their
power to dissuade the applicants from
making the trip until next year, Some
twenty or thirty have endeavored to ee
cine accommodations for the first trip
next June. Tne company declines to
bind itself so far ahead, although a
number of the applicants were willing
to put up a forfeit and agree to abide by
any terms tne c myany might make for
the next year's trip.
Ditiiger of 1 amine. Denied.
Ciiicaoo, July 2H. Mrs. Eli Gage,
uaughter-in-law of the secretary of the
treasury, reached her home in this city
after a three months' stay in Alaska
with her husband, who represents the
Forth American Trading company at
Dawson. Mrs. (inge says the reports of
the rich harvest oi gold are not exag
ge ated. While admitting that hard
ships are to be encountered, she de
clares that there is no danger of a fam
ine during the coming winter.
Confer-in; to Knd the Strike,
Wheeling, VV. Va., July 28 What
is declared to be the most important
and largest gathering of the heads of
labor organizations of America ever
held is now in session in thia city. It
is the conference of labor leaders called
last week by President Ratchford of the
united mine workers and approved by
President Gompers of the American
federation of labor, of which the
miners' organization is a part. The
purpose of the confederation is to aid in
the spce.iy termination of the strike.
r-essioiis of the conference were held
during the day and night, hut until the
in bt session was held little hail been
a :eouip!ished. The tensions were held
behind closed doors. A committee of
five had been appointed to devise
nvnus to raise funds for the miners.
Tel grams pledging financial aid for the
miners, wcrj received from nearly all of
the heads of organized labor that had
been unable to att'itul. Mr. Morrison
81)8 that the chief action of the confer
ence is to cause a suspension of work in
West Virginia. The conference has no!1
yet come to the point of believing it
necessary to ask the firemen, conduct
ors and brakemen to refuse to haul
West Virginia coal.
I'rrHldmit Standi by l'owprly
Washington, July 28 The presiden
today announced the following recess
T. V. i'owderly, commissioner gener
al of immigration ; Robert J. Tracewell,
comptroller of the treasury; Hugh Hod
man, lieutenant in the navy; Alexan
der L. Morrison, collector of internal
revon6e for the district of New Mexico;
Joseph N. Stripling, attorney for
the United States for the southern
district of Florida; Mack A
Montgomery, district attorney for the
northern distric t of Mississippi; Mosei
P. Kandy, special commissioner of ths
United states for the Paris exposition.
Shot by a Woman.
Ki.dora, la., July 28. Mrs. T. J. Rick
of Ahlen was arrested last night bt
Sheriff Mitterer and brought to Eldora
on a charge of attempted murder, and
has been released on u00 bail. Judga
Park, living near Alden, charges the
defendant with shooting at him with a
revolver, hitting him in the leg, front
which he came near bleeding to death.
Defendant adtnita the shooting, but al.
lays plaintiff waa trying to gain admit
tance to her houaa In the, night during
Ihsahtenceof her hoaband. i
Mine Operators Close Their ''Uniformi
ty" Conference Successfully.
AN UNIFORMITY AGREEMENT ADOPTED
rweutj-one Sertifius are Adopted Fro
vido for lah 1'i.jnientof Wages, 8,000
1'ouoda to tbe Ton aud Abolition of
Pittsburg, Pa., July 29. The "trm
uniformity" conference of coal operatora
of the Pittsburg district concluded it
work last night at 9:10, altera two days'
session of close and persistent work.
The twenty-one sections of the unifcr-
n'tv agieement were thoroughly discuss-
mittee will begin its work today.
I Speeches were made by De Armitt.
Dempster, Little, Seerber, and others,
all expressing satisfaction over the re
sult of the meeting and predicting the
success of the organization.
The agreement provides for cash pay
ment of wages, 2,000 pounds to the ton,
check weight men on the tipple, miners
to be credited with the full quantity of
coal contained in the mine car, abolition
of company stores, semi-monthly pay
d.-.ys, uniform price for pick mining in
the thin and thick vein districts and
screens not exceeding one-half inch.
It also provides that in case of the
violation of the provisions and terms of
the agreement a penalty of 10 cents per
per ton on the output of coal minea by
the violator will be charged, to be paid
a commission subject to the riht of
further arbitration or appeal. The com
mission shall also be empowered to sub
jeuna witnesses with the same force
and effort as a board of arbitrators duly
appointed under the act of assembly of
the state of Pennsylvania relating to
compulsory arbitration. The agreement
shall not become effective unless it has
been signed by 95 per cent, of the opera
tors on or before January 1, 1898. After
90 per cent have signed if any of the
operators shall be of the opinion that
enough have signed to render it effec
tive, a meeting shall be called in Pitta
burg to declare it in force.
The operators, with a few exceptions,
want it distinctly understood that tbe
passage of an agreement whereby all
operators are to adopt a similar system
and are to pay the same relative price
bus nothing to do with the great strug
gle. The operators have also shut out
the miners' leaders from taking any
part in the conferences that may take
place through questions arising between
the operators and miners by inserting a
clause in the agreement stating that the
commission Biiall be compo?edof work
men employed by the subscribers.
Heretofore the miners' officials have
re pi esented the miners, but now the
miners are to grapple with tlj questions
in dispute alone. '
Oi.i-an, N. Y., July 29. The stroke of
a hammer upon a nail caused a $40,000
fire Wednesday and eleven men narrow
ly escaped being burned to death. The
men were roofing a 35,000 barrel oil tank
which viiB tilled with crude oil, when it
was discovered that the oil had ignited
from a spark catiHed as stated.
Telrgrapli lo the Klondyke
San Fkancisco July 20. The Klon
dyke in promised close communication
t with the rest of the world in a
short time. At least a telegraph com
' pany has been incorporated which will
get to work immediately, its promotor
says, "tringing the wires. Articles of
incorporation of the Alaska Telegraph
and Telephone company have been filbd
with the county clerk of San Francisco.
The directors of Hie new company are
C. W. Wright, Theodore Keichert, D,
E. Bohannon, J. V. Wright and J. F.
Fasset. The capital stock of the organ
ization is $250,000, of which $100,000
h.ls been subbci ibed by the directors.
The pr ipoiition is to construct teleirraph
lines which will connect Lryea with the
town of DawBon and branch lines con
necting Dyea with Juneau and Daw
son with Circle City. The estimated
length of the proposed line is 10,000
I miles. The plan of construction will
I be alter the style of military systems
used in war tinier. A wire a quarter
of an inch thick covered with kerite
insulation will be used. Tiie wire will
be laid along the ground instead of be
ing stretched on poles. Trees or poles
will be used only when it is necessary
to cross a gulch. The promoters of the
nuvel enterprise ex(ect to get to work
laying the wires in three weeks and
have it laid six weeks later. The com
pany does not intend to have any tele
g'apii communication south from
Juneau unless some of the larger com
panies construct a line north from
Coal doing- Kat.
Kansas City, Mo., July 29. A local
"If the shipments of coal from tin
mines of Missouri and Kansas to east
ern points increase aa rapidly as they
have in tbe past few days there will bt
no immediate danger of any factorial
having to close for want of fuel. It ii
claimed and understood that car loads
of coal are being transferred here and
sent to nil orders to eastern atatea."
WKYLJ-K TO TtkKTHK riKLtt.
paaiaa. Newspapeia aro Talk lug A gala.
Hatana, via Key West, July 30.
Captain General Weyler, it is announc
ed, will take the field in a few days to
personally direct military operations in
the Havana province against several
bands of insurgents from fifty to two
hundred strong. This step is due to an
attempt on the part of thes bands to
M . ....... T..1-. o , . .
""""'"i "iy several prominent
newspapers say that the Carlists are
preparing to receive General Woodford
with hostile demonstrations. The min
eral organs advise the public to keep
and "EI Correo." Liberal, savs in
' ffect that the loyal people of Spain will
see that the new American minister re
ceives good treatment. "Besides," the
newspaper adds, "Our situation is criti
cal and it is not to our interest to go
looking for adventures. It stems that
too uiuc, confidence rh mid not be placed
iu utterance of some of the liberal
po.it.cians and newspapers of Spain. La
la Dominiciles del Libre Pen-am ento,
t':e , r.rn of the Spanish free-thinkers.
f'r instance, whs supposed to side with
those who would vote for Cuban inde
pendence if by so doing the happiness
of 8))an a i.l CuIm were promoted. All
of a sudden Las Domiuicales learns that
Senor Gonzales Alcorta, the editor ol
La Paz, who was for moutl s confined in
orison oecause he advocated Cubn au
tommy, lias gone to New York to em
brace tt.e cause of the Cuban insurrec
tion, compares Alcortt with Don Opas,
the traitor who delivered Spain to th
llclii vi h in i'rospi'i ily.
Washington, Ju y 3d.--Comptroller
ol the Currency Eckels is a believer in
the return of prosperity. He thinks it
is now at hand. In a statement given
oiit by him he says :
"I am confident that whatever charge
now occurs in the business conditions of
the country will be lor the better. Some
lime ago we reached a point in ou: finan
cial depression where further decline
set rued impossible. Then came a period
oi r.t.;.,l eve', and now, however slow the
prot ress made, it is certainly on the up
grade. At long as ii wi.s determined by
those io-t ousible for government affairs
that, there should be a complete revision
of the tariff, 1 think it wns wise to have
a session of congress to make that revis
ion at the eardest, practicable moment.'
' i aiever may be the meritsor demerits
of the new act, the fact that its passage
'stah:is;ties the law upon the subject is
sett.td, which at this time is really an
important thing to the business world.
U ah the basis upon which manufactur
ing and trade can be carried on settled,
taere will be necessity for a revival in
many branches, the effect of which will
ba felt in all.
The;;, too, the evidences of unusual
croi.8, niih apparently guaranteed good
prices, and ma; kets, must tend to i?.id
in an improvement of financial condi
tions, 'the agiicu.turi-t here is given
an additional mar: et by the fa:Hue of
the wheat crop abroad. Such a slate of
improvement is reflected in the increas
ed earnings of the granger' raihoads in
the west. All thia of course, means
something to all who are connected,
e:- er directly or indirectly, with these
Auk for Troops. "
Bloo.viington, III., July 30. At Roan
oke the sheriff has wired Governor
Tanner asking for troops to protect the
mines and miners. The sheriff is not
in a position lo withstand an attack of a
foice of a thousand men. He has sworn
in fifty deputies and has some special
police, but he is unable to procure a
sufficient force to resist the force march,
ing litre from six or eight mining tewns.
Great excitement, prevails.
Si'itiNtiKiEi.n, ill., July 30. Governor
Tanner late Thursday night received a
telegram from Roanoke asking for stale
troops. The governor telegraphed that
as no overt acts had been committed
the circumstances did not. warrant send
ing any troops and none would be sent,
aud for the siier If to telegrapli him the
condition of affairs.
Matamoha, 111., July 30. Twenty
deputy sheriffs were sworn it to go im
mediately to Roanoke, where an inva
sion of coal miners is expected from
Minonk, Streator, Kangley. Wenona and
Rutland for tne purpose of forcing
miners to join the strike. Marching
miners are carrying provisions. The
visitors will be at Roanoke by daylight.
Serious trouble is greatly feared.
Work of Hiiatico.
Rio Da Janeiro, July 30. More than
3,000 soldiers have been killed in a big
battle near the site of Cauudor. The
fanatics, numbering more than 10,000
men, all well armed, attacked the gov
ernment troops. Whole brigades were
swept down and destroyed, and the
soldiers were compelled to flee, leaving
their 'dead on tne field.
The president and ministry have de
cided to send the minister of war to the
scane next wi ok with 4.000 men.
Fighting has been In progress Ht Canu
dor lor -t veral weeks. While the fan
atics fought apparenily with little heart
they had been gathering their forcea
from all dirictions for this final attack.
Kllixdata I'olliloiil Maotliif.
Miami, 1. T July 30. News has just
reached here to the effect that a free
f r an .ighi, In which two negroes and
one iii.liau were killed, occurred at a
picnic on Horse creek in the Ouerokee
nil ion. The trouble occurred at a poli
tical gathering of the followers of the
ns-ioiml snd Downing parties. The
regular off year political canvass if now
on in the Cherokee country and p)liti
eal matters have reached a white
id much more trouble it looked for.
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