Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, August 03, 1899, Image 5

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"Mamma!" cried May Stephenson as
aha rushed Into the kitchen and threw
her school books on the table with a
ban;; "is there anything In the world
which is worth more than money?"
"Why, my daughter!" exclaimed Mrs.
Stephenson, stopping her Ironing as
ha spoke, "what put such an idea Into
your head? Haven't we got money
enough to live on? What if we are not
as rich as some people are?"
"I'm not talking about that, mamma
dear," said May, as she pulled off her
lacket. "It was Carrie Pratt and Win
ifred Smith that put the Idea into my
head. You know they have rich nar-
cmp, arm iney mink that money la
everything. Why, tonight, coming home
irom acnooi, Mary White told me that
came said that the only fault wit
me was that my folks are poor. Sh
aid that nobody could ever become
anybody who Is looked up to but those
who have money. Grace Bradshaw
aays she Is not going to school with
the common trash any more. She says
ner uncie is going to send her to
private school, and when she grows up
nes going to ale and leave her all hi
"Well," said Mrs. Stephenson, having
recovered from the abruptness of th
original question, "what started the
discussion today?
Why,' said May, putting on her
apron so as to help her mother at he
work, "Mary said there's going to be a
Olograph entertainment at the hall
week from next Tuesday. Carrie.Grace
and Winifred came to school saying
that they are going. One girl said her
folks couldn t afford to let her go, bu
aha would like to go very much, and
mat set v innie talking about poor
folks, and you know how those girls
talk when they once get started."
"Yes, I know," said Mrs. Stephen
on, as she turned over what she wus
Ironing to Iron the other side. "1)0 you
want to go to the show?
"Why, I'd like to," said May, look
ing tt her mother's careworn face, "but
1 know It would be extravagant and
foolish, and well, I don'tlare whether
I go or not. What I want Is an answer
so my question, 'Is there anything In
the world worth more than money?' '
"Why, yes," said Mrs. Stephenson
"A noble character, an unblemished
reputation, a heroic act, are all worth
many times more than money. People
are no better because they have It. It
Is simply good fortuni If they have It.
Before Mrs. Btephenson could again
mention her going to the entertainment
May snatched the broom from Us cor
ner and hurried upstair to sweep
Once there she almost cried, but by
force of her will she controlled her feel
Ing. v t j
"I want to go so bad!" she said to
herself at first, but, clutching the broom
and beginning to sweep rapidly, she
whispered so only the walls could hear
"Poor mamma, I won't ask her to let
me go. She Is so tired and It would be
so foolish for me to spend money to go
anyhow." Bo she soliloquized and bus-
led herself with sweeping the room
while, downstairs, as the golden rays
of the descending winter sun glided the
face of Mrs, Stephenson as she prepared
the evening meal In the dining room
and the round face of the timepiece on
the mantel as It Jovially counted the
seconds, until Mr. Stephenson should
return from his work at the store, to
the home which the sweat of his brow
had provided
If everything there was not quite as
expensive as the same things in other
better furnished homes, there was a
certain neatness and homelike cheerful
ness within the little house which some
of the finest and most fashionable resi
dences lack.
Mrs. Stephenson was a rheery, hard
working woman, and had lived long and
stood high In the village wherein she
lived. Jack Stephenson, her husband,
was as honest and conscientious a clerk
as had ever worked faithfully and dili
gently for eighteen years In field &
James' general merchandise store. May
was his only daughter and the sunshine
Of his hearth. She was his Idol; his
only child. Hut his finances kept him
from doing for her everything he wish
ed. This evening he was In an excep
tionally good mood. His employers had
told him he deserved extra compensa
tion for the services he was rendering
them, and they voluntarily proposed
to Increase his salary. It was with
extreme pleasure that he entered the
"Where is May?" said he, while tak
ing off his overcoat.
"She's upstairs sweeping." replied
Mrs. Stephenson. "There's a show com
ing along and the poor girl wants to go.
I can see she hates to ask me, but she
Is feeling real bad because those rich
Pratt and Smith girls are going, and
she knows wo can't afford to let her
"Well," said Jack, as he hung up his
hat and sat down to supper, "I'll own
I've been hard on the girl In keeping
her awav from entertainments, and
Broil wife I've irot my salary raised,
and Just step upstairs and tell her to
come down that I saiu sue couiu
this time."
8o It was thus arranged. May was
overjoyed when she learned from her
mother that she could attend the en
tertainment. She went Joyfully to sup
per The time passed swiftly by, min
utes flew into hours, hours flew Into
flays, and It seemed but a short period
had elapsed when the entertainment,
accompanied by a stiff, cold wind, was
at hand. The enlertalnment consisted
pf a "Hlograph," showing war pictures,
Dtted with tho customary film belts,
and the big screen was placed a little
back from the edge of the stage. It did
not occupy the whole stage, but the
rest of the edge space was covered by
the cords holding the screen In posi
tion. Of course there would be no music,
but the piano and some chairs used by
the orchestra remained In the pit
Close to the stage. Like all opera houses
are, the seats were a story above the
around, and the front was partitioned
off Into vestibule, box office, etc. Hut
unlike most theaters, this was built of
frame and had no fire escape. The orig
inal builders of the theater said none
was needed-there would never be a
lire there. This description may seem
at present unnecessary, but you will
oon need It If you follow the tory.
May went to the show and was given
a seat three rows from the machine.
The bouse filled rapidly. Ladles chil
dren and young people formed the a a
Slence. The three rich girls occupied a
box at right side of the house. The
KItt girl had her little -ry-
brother with htr In the box. It wm
the first tlm he had been trusted
with hZ for a whol. "Si""?"
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free. Our new catalogue
she asked her mother to let her take
blm to the show,
"Suppose there should be a Are," said
Mrs. Pratt with a premonition dange
"Why, there can't be a fire," said
Carrie, by way of expostulation. "There
never has been one, and there never
will be one In the opera house," she
"Do as you wish, then, my daughter,'
said Mrs. Pratt; "but be careful of lit
tie Robert." So Hubert attended the
At 8 o'clock the first picture appeared
on the screen and many others follow
ed. At 10:15 the box office man and
manager of the opera house left the
theater proper, knowing there was but
one more picture to be presented. So
of the opera house people, only the
man behind the lantern remained, and
he was unused to the opera house.
He said the last picture would be
Fire on board ship." As he spoke
film of the belt caught from the light
instantly setting fire to the entire bel
In a moment, before the spectators had
realized what had happened, a huge
tongue leaped from top of the lnstru
ment, setting fire to the cur curtal
over the entrance at the side.
Instantly all was on fire and llttl
streams of flame were licking at the
"Fire!" screamed the Pratt girl, and
fell back In a dead faint. Some one
opened a window and shouted "Fire
The wind rushed In and spread th
In a moment all was confusion, but
it was seen to be Impossible to leave
the entrance, which was In the center
of the fire.
The cry of "Fire!" had sent the two
men hurrying within, but they were
slopped by the smoke and flames. The
manager rushed out to bring the fire
department of the little town. The
ticket seller rushed around to enter by
the rear door and returned with a face
as white as marble.
"Dick," he gasped, taking hold of the
manager s shoulders to steady himself,
"the department can't save them. They
are doomed.
"Why, what's the matter now.friend,
you don't understand It!" cried the
ticket seller in a broken voice, "fact
Is, the rear door's bolted on the lnsldo
and I I bolted It on the Inside myself
the first part of the evening!"
The manager almost fell, overcome
by the Intelligence. "Why don't the
hook and ladder come," he cried, to
change the subject. "I told 'em to
come all right."
"The wagon's broken down," exclaim
ed one of a crowd of persons now ar
"Something must be done Immedi
ately," cried the ticket agent, "or all
will perish."
The town fire bell was now ringing
wildly and crowds of frightened and
agonized parents were arriving, only
to learn that their loved ones were In
a trap, crowds or men onerea to neip
but no one bad the same Idea as the
The passing of the precious time, the
smell of burning wood and the muffled
crackling of the flames was becoming
oppressive. Frenzied men pushed for
ward and a force of firemen now had
arrived. They had brought some appa
ratus from the injured truck. Work
against the flames now began In ear
nest; the men were cheered as they
commenced entering the vestibule. Hut
after a short Interval of heroic work
the firemen were driven out.
"Can't get in that way," said the
chief. "We didn't get here soon
enough. I'm afraid we can't save 'em.
Matey, tell three others to go back and
bring the extension ladders Just as
quick as you can."
It was a terrible business, the truck s
breaking down at a time like this.
The manger's hat was oft and sweat,
not merely of nervousness, but of ter
rlble anxiety, poured down his face.
"What, aren t the ladders here? he
No," said the chief. "We didn't
know how serious it was."
"Then they are doomed," exclaimed
the manager. "Those people will suffo
cate from the smoke before the ladders
get here."
Meanwhile an even greater terror
swept over the Imprisoned audience.
From the moment of the cry of "Fire!"
pandemonium had reigned within the
opera house, and as the fire spread the
renzy was terrible to behold. Women
fainted, children screamed, and. to cap
the climax, the few men present had
he wildest Ideas of the way to escape.
When it was found that they could not
scape, they asked the lantern man
what to do. He could not help mat
ter's, however, as he knew nothing of
the theater's mode of escupe. By this
time some seemed dazed, others seemed
almost crazy with fright and fear,
which Increased as the seconds passed.
May, of all the audience, was cool and
collected. She did not at first move
until the smoke nearly drove her from
er seat. A plan formed rapidly In her
As she saw the fire increasing she
saw that something must soon tie done
r thev would perish. Although but a
short time since the fire started, the
rear woodwork of the room was almost
covered by the tongues of crackling
The three rich girls had fainted away,
and, unnoticed because of the scream
ing and groaning, little Kobert, attract
ed by the flames, had escaped from the
box and was toddling straight toward
the crackling fire.
Hushing from her seat, May pushed
her way through the crowd, seized
Hobert and raised him Into her arms.
The attention of the crowd was occu
pied by a man in the other end. "Let's
prepare ourselves for the worst," he
cried. "We cannot esca)e."
May usually thought before she act
ed. She had now no time. A moment,
and the dense smoke would suffocate
them. The man's cry emboldened her.
"There Is a way to escape," she cried,
and the audience turned as If run by
clock-work. "I am a young girl, but
I am sure of what I say. He cool and
keep up your courage and follow me!"
She was the only one not thoroughly
"It Is no use waiting longer for them
to rescue us." she continued. "Just
make way for me, please." ,
Magnetized by her cool movements,
the crowd mado way for her. May,
bearing Robert, rushed down tho aisle,
mounted a chair, then the top of the
piano, and from there sprang to the
stage. She then unfastened tho cords
holding one side of the lower part of
the screen and passed through.
Tho crowd, picking up those that had
fainted, pushed their way alone; and
followed her. They wer wild to be
safe once more. She led the way thro
the wings, down some dark steps, and
ih.n vrnmd along until she found the
wall of the room, men sue imi ner
waV uatll .ha had found , door, riad-
wall of the room. Then ah felt her
in that It would not open, she found
the bolt, and, pushing It back, aha open
the little door and reopened communi
cation with the world.
Hurrying out Into the alley, she met
a party of men Just coming to break
down the door. They were astonished
to see the audience Issuing from the
rear of the budding through the very
door they were to beat down.
In front, Mrs. Pratt, in a carriage,
was openly blaming Carrie for taking
Robert, when May, staggering under
her burden and followed by the rest of
the audience, handed Robert to his
Before that astonished lady could say
anything. May had rushed off Into the
darkness to her home.
Hardly had the audience entirely got
ten out ere the Interior partition fell
with a crash.
"There's no use to try to save It,"
said the Are chief when he had seen
the blaze. "The best we can do is to
protect other buildings, and that our
men seem to be doing pretty thorough
ly. What I want to know Is who that
girl is that rescued them all? She's
true heroine; the kind you read of I
stories. She's the first living specimen
I ve seen.
"She saved my child's life," said Mrs.
Pratt. "What was the matter with
you, Carrie?"
"Why, I fainted away," replied Car
"A pretty time that was to faint!
exclaimed Mrs. Pratt.
Just then a mait Interrupted their
conversation. "I propose three cheers
for the girl!" he shouted. And they
were given with a will
May went straight home that night to
her sobbing mamma. Her papa had
been at the fire, but had Just missed
her. She told nothing of her brave
Those whom she rescued, however
knew her and told the proprietors of
the theater. Then the manager secretly
called at Mrs. Stephenson's, and then
Mrs. Pratt did likewise. The result was
that one fine day a box from the Jew
elers containing a bracelet, "Compll
ments of Carrie, Robert and Mrs
Pratt," came to May, but she that day
also received what she values even
higher. It is a gold medal, and it bears
the Inscription which her mother fur
nished to the manger when he asked
her for one, and told her his plan of
giving May a medal:
'The Senecatlon Opera House com
pany to Miss May Stephenson, as
slight token In memory of an act which
was Worth More Than Gold.
Horse Clipping.
In tho old days, with comb and
shears, it took a man eight hours to
clip a horse, and he had to be an ex
pert to do It In that time. With the
Introduction of the hand clipper, such
as Is used for clipping men's hair, into
this use, the time required for clipping
a horse was reduced to nan a aay
Later these clippers came to be oper
ated with hand power, by use of a
crank, and then the time required for)
clipping a horse was still further re
In one of these hand-power clippers
the clipper is attached to the end of
a flexible shaft, which Is made up or
short links of steel wire linked together
like a chain. To keep this flexible shaft
from kinking and twisting when it Is
turned it is Incased and carried In
flexible tubing. The shaft Is made to
turn by attaching one end of it to the
axle of a wheel, which Is turned by
means of a belt from It to another
wheel, which is turned by a crank
These wheels are supported, the larger
one, to which the crank is attached, on
standard resting on the floor; the
smaller one, to which the flexible shaft
s attached, at the end of an arm sup
ported by the standard. Turning the
wheel turns the flexible shaft within
Its flexible tubing. The shaft Is at
tached to the clipper with an eccentric.
When the shaft turns the eccentric
works the clipper Just as an ordinary
clipper with handles would be worked
by hand, only many times faster. The
operator simply holds the clipper ana
guides It over the surface to be clipped.
Nowadays this sort of clipper is oper
ated also by machine power, a gas en
Klne being used for this purpose, and
with power clippers horses are clipped
In less time still.
In a horse-clipping establishment
where machine power is used the gas
nglne Is belted to a shafting made
fast to the ' celling, from which the
power Is transmitted by belts to two
ullevs. one on either side or tne room,
attached to the celling by hangers In
the usual manner. Hanging from eacn
f these pulleys Is a long flexible shaft
Ith Its flexible casing, wnn a cup
per at the end. i nese nexioie inaua,
he tubes that Inclose tnem neing an
nch or two In diameter, and about as
evible as rope or Hose of like size
would be. are each perhaps eleht to
ten feet or more in length; long enough
to enable the operator to go all over
ne side of the horse with the cupper
anglng on that side without shifting
th animal's Dosltion. The operator
throws the clipper, on whichever side
he starts, Into gear at its pulley and
begins work with It. When he has
nlHhed one s do of a norse ne snuia
ff the Dower from the clipper usqd on
hat side and goes around on the other
Ide, throws that clipper Into gear, and
Ith that clipper begins on that side oi
the horse.
now long it takes to clip a norse now
enends very much on the horse. The
majority of horses take kindly to cllp-
ng, but some ao not. ii
oesn't like to be clipped It may take
hours to clip him, but ordinarily in
these days, with power clippers and
the horse willing the clipping Is done
forty minutes to an hour, a norse
a hAin c mnen in iwtrii-iuui m...-
utes, but probably about an hour would
be the time usually required. In the
old days It cost $20 to J30 to get a horse
clipped; it is done nowadays for $2.60
to 13.60.
He Paid 94,000 For a Kls.
A well known and beautiful Eng
lish actress, having heard of the ex
ploit of an American sister of the
stage In offering a kiss at auction, and
being asked to assist at a charity ba
zar, announced that a caress from her
own rosy U pe would be given to the
male willing to pay most for It. The
bidding was brisk and had advanced
to (150, when the sum of $4,000 was
offered. This put all other amorous
competitors out of the race, and the
blushing actress turned to the pur
chaser, the colonel of one of the Brit
ish line regiments, who came forward,
but Instead of sipping the sweetness
himself, presented hi little llve-year-old
grandson, explaining that he had
purchased the kiss as a birthday pres
ent for him. Th actrssa took th
child In her arms and discharged th
debt with Interest, and the charity. In
which th colonel was Interested, waa
th richer by $4,000 for th granddad'
whim. It la said, though, that th gal
lant colonel did not go Useless after
Declares Himself In Favor of a Lai
ger Navy to Cope with
Any Power.
Trieste. (Special.) I had a conversa
tlon with Admiral Dewey on board th.
Olympla yesterday. In reply to my re
marks that Germany had Intended to
Interfere at Manila, he said
"Yes, Prince Henry of Prussia is
man of the type of his brother, the
Lrerman emperor.
"And Admiral von Dtedrlchs?"
"He was relieved from his Manila
post In accordance with an arrange
ment of long standing and because his
time was up, not as a concession made
In friendliness to the American govern
ment Germanys policy is to prevent
pther powers from obtaining what she
: an not acquire herself.
Alter we had spoken or Samoa as
evidence of her policy, the admiral
"We need a large and thoroughly
equipped navy that can cope with any
Dther power. England is our natural
illy, and differences such as these about
the Venezueland border and the fisher
ies do not interfere with a friendly un
derstanding existing between the two
nations. Our next war will be with
Admiral Dewey remained on board
the Olympla today and received Mr.
Hoesfeldt, the United States consul,
and a number of other callers.
The commander of the Trieste garrl-
lon offered the band of the Eighty'
seventh regiment, and sent an armed
escort to the funeral of Isaac Kask,
;he seaman of the Olympla, who was
ouried this morning with military hon
ors. The offer of the band was da.
Mined, because it was thought thai
Rask would have preferred to have the
music furnished by his own comrades
U though the compliment paid by the
;ommander of the garrison was highly
ippreciated and the offer would oth-
srwlse have been accepted.
Fully 50,000 persons witnessed the
;ereraony. The burial service was per
formed by Pastor Edicus of the Lu-
:heran church, to which denomination
Rask belonged.
Admiral Dewey sent a wreath of flow
.rs several feet high, and the colors
were at half mast on the Olympla.
When the Olympla leaves here on
Tuesday she will sail In the evening.
The first port touched at will be Naples,
where Admiral Dewey will be received
is he was here.
The Olympla may coal at Leghorn,
ind then proceed to Gibraltar, remaini
ng there several days. She will then
ia.il for Madeira, where she will make
another stopi and then proceed to
lew York.
Ten Thousand on a Strike.
Chicago, 111. (Special.) Ten thousand
nen were thrown out of employment
md work was stopped on 200 buildings
n the course of erection in unicago
luring the second day of the strike of
:he union brlckmakers of Cook court
ly. The tie-ups came first on the
imailer Jobs, on which the contractors
lad made precaution to increase the
mpply of bricks In anticipation of the
ttrike. The bricklayers and hod car
iers were forced to quit for the want
if material, and following them the
urpenters were compelled to lay down
Jielr tools.
An effort will be made for an amlca-
Jle idjusment of the difficulties be
:ween the brick men and the north side
nanufacturers at a meeting which has
een called. All the interests will be
epresented that are interested. Un
ess one side or the other recedes from
Ji position held, little will be accom
llhhed at the conference. The strikers
itlll assert that they will stand firm
mtil all the north side manufacturers
ilgn the union agreement, and the man
ifacturers say that they will stick it
ut If their yards are closed all season.
Bad Man with Bills.
Washington. D. C (Special.) Chief
iVilkle of the secret service has recelv
k! a telegram announcing the arrest of
lames L Scott at Laird, Ky. It ap
pears that last April, Scott, under an
issumed name, advertised In one of
he Cincinnati papers for a companion.
"he advertisement was answered by a
Cincinnati man, who then received an
nqulry as to whether he was an en-
jraver. The latter suusequeniiy were
urned over to the secret otneers, wno
ontlnued to correspond. It developed
Jiat Scott wanted a man to engrave $1
md $2 silver certificates, and after he
ad fully committed himself he was
iirested and held under bond by the
Jnlted States commissioner. He will
e tried for using the malls for pur
poses of fraud.
Must Give Back the Coin:
Washington. D. C (Special.) United
?tates Minister Merry was today in-
itructed to represent to the govern-
nent of Nicaragua that, In the opin
ion of the state department, the $9,000
ollected by General Torres from the
American merchants In Blueflelds be
ellvered to them. The merchants were
required to pay this amount of money
n goods that had previously assessed
jy the revolutionary party, wnne tne
alter was In control at Blueneios. uur
government objected to this douoie
jolleetion and the money was pioceu in
scrow with the British Consul at liiue-
Selds, awaiting the decision of the le
gality of the last collection.
New York. The committee on plan
nd scope of the Dewey reception com
mittee held a meeting today, it was
ecided to have a display of fireworks
In all of the five boroughs at points to
be designated, with an electrical dls-
nlay for three nights at the New xor
and Brooklyn city halls.
A renort having gone out that news.
oaner men from other cities would be
treated as guests of the city, the com-
iltt.ee made a report to the effect mat
hlle newspaper men would be treated
Ith everv courtesy, that would not
mean the city would assume their hotel
bills or other personal expenses.
Replies from fourteen governors ac
cepting the Invitation to take part in
the parado were received.
New York. The striking freight han
dlers on the Pennsylvania and Lehigh
Valley railroads held a meeting today.
The strikers to the number of about
200 decided to follow the lines of the
strike as already adopted, and said
they would keep up the strike for six
months If necessary. They declared If
be found necessary to have further
aid the freight handlors on the Balti
more ft Ohio would also bs called. ot.
Saysth Cuban Officer WaeChlei
In Safe Robbery Plot.
Havana, Chief of Police Galla ol
Ouanajay has captured Knrlque Rl
vere, the ringleader of the banditti en
gaged in the recent safe robbery at
Marlel. Rlvere was taken in a ruined
building near Guanajay.
In telling bis story the bandit chief
aays he was asked by Major Jose Acos
ta of the Cuban army to help raid
Marlel, and was told that there was nc
danger in the enterprise. Acosta, ac
cording to Rivere's tale, took him tc
the Cuban barracks, where the plot
was arranged with Sergeant Formln o!
Acosta's regiment and five or six oth
ers. Arms were supplied the men and
the telegraph wire was cut by order ol
The party arrived .at Marlel at 8 p.
m and all hands assisted in carrying
the safe some distance away, where il
was opened with an ax, each man help
ing himself to some of the money it
On their return the party arrived at
the Cuban quarters at Guanajay at !
o'clock m the morning. Rivere sayt
he delivered a portion of the money he
had received to Acosta and some tc
Major Bulnes, and believed others ol
the party gave money to Bulnes. When
the first man concerned in the raid wae
arrested Acosta ordered all the mem
bers of the band to get as far away
from Guanajay as possible. Rlvere says
Acosta stole many mules and horsee
and also had a plan to rob the hotel at
Transvaal Must Come to Time or
England will Force Issue.
London. (Special.) The aspect of the
South African crisis has been little
changed by the latest news, but the
question seems to have arrived at a
deadlock. The blue book issued today,
which brings the history of the case
down to July 23, is chiefly interesting
as showing that the Cape ministry ap
proved President Kruger's latest pro
posals as adequate and that the Trans
vaal refused friendly consultation with
the British government before passing
and promulgating the franchise bill. It
is understood that negotiations have
ceased since this period, between Great
Britain and the Transvaal.
The firm speech of Mr. Balfour, at a
conservative luncheon yesterday after
noon, which was the subject much dis
cussed in the lobbies of the house of
commons last night, had a double pur
pose to Impress President Kruger with
the necessities for further concessions,
and to silence the rumors of a lack of
solidity in the British cabinet on this
The South African debate comes on
In the house of commons today, and
Mr. Balfour's strong lines supporting
Mr. Chamberlain, is meant to discount
any indiscreet speeches that may pro
ceed from the liberal side of the house,
founded on Lord Salisbury's reticence,
which has been interpreted as a disap
proval of Mr, Charnhoi'ittln's policy,
Minnesota Officials to Test Effect
of Anti-Trust Law
St. Paul, Minn. (Special.) The state
of Minnesota may undertake to enforce
the anti-trust law that recent went into
effect A conference with that end In
view was held In Attorney General
Douglass' office. There were present
Congressman Towney, who drew up
the original bill; Representative Dwln
nell, who worked for the passage of
the measure In ' the house, and Is
Interested In the case as an attorney;
W. S. Edgar of the Northwestern Miller
who has the Information regarding the
organization of the milling trust in
Minneapolis, and Attorney General
Douglas, upon whom will devolve the
duty of beginning the prosecution. The
object of the conference was to prepare
the way for bringing action against the
milling trust, and It Is expected that
this will be done within a few days. No
final decision was reached, much time
being given to the consideration of the
anti-trust law. the provisions of which
according to some of those present, had
no bearing on the case under discus
Will Parallel B. Si O.
Springfield. 111. The articles of In
corporation of the St. Louis, Spring
field & Vlncennes Railroad company
certificate which was issued today by
the secretary of state, say that it is in
tended to operate a railroad from Vln
cennes. Ind.. to St. Louis, and from
Shawneetown, III., to Springfield, 111.
The contemplated line parallels the
Baltimore & Ohio Southmestern, and it
was thought at first that the Baltimore
& Ohio Southwestern was reincorporat
Ing under another name, but I? rank
W. Tracy, former president of the Bal
timore & Ohio Southwestern and still a
director of that road, stated this even
insr to a representative of the Associat
ed Press that the new line was not the
Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern, ana
that this was the first he had heard
of the new company, and he was not
acquainted with any of the gentlemen
who are named as the incorporators or
Marcus Daly III.
St. Paul. Minn. A Butte, Mont., spe
cial to the Pioneer Press says: General
Alarm was created In business circles
In Anaconda today by the report that
Marcus Daly, president of the Amalga.
mated Copper company, was seriously
111 at his home In Anaconaa. iasi
night he was taken with a bad attack
of Indigestion, followed Dy neart ian
ure. A special train from Butte car
ried Dr. Turner for consultation with
Mr. Daly's family physician, Dr. Spell-
man, and they remained witn tne sick
man all night. Today he was much
better and this afternoon had so much
Improved that he was removed to nis
nrivate car and taken to his summer
home in the Bitter Root valley, where
his family Is. It is thought ne nas al
most recovered.
Ask McKlnley to Undo It
Beaver Falls, Pa. At a mass meeting
of tho Women's Christian Temperanc
union held here today, resolutions wer
unanimously adopted protesting 'gainst
Attorney General Griggs' decision ir
reference to the canteen system anc
appcalin gto President McJCinley tc
carry the anti-canieen law inio iui
force. The resolution concludes as fol
lows: "Resolved, That In case this decision
of Attorney General Griggs, maintain
ing the canteen system, be sustained
and carried out, we hereby express oui
firm belief and deepest desire that th(
temperance people, and all Chrtstlar
people, determinedly oppose In this an
at every point, such an admlnlstratlor
of the government of this country."
Washington, D. C William O.Smith
on of the late Colonel Smith of thi
quartermaster's department, has beet
appointed as second lieutenant In thi
regular army, Jct to examination
SAII do:.:ii!go .EXT.
May Finally Result In Annexation
of the Republic Germany May
Take a Hand In the Squabble).
Washington, D. C. (Special.) Amer
ican men-of-war will be on hand to
look out for American interests in th
event of a revolution and any undue
foreign Interference following the as
sassination of President Heureaux of.
the Dominican republic.
As a result of the conference between
Secretary Hay and Secretary Long
telegraphic orders were sent for the
cruiser New Orleans to sail at once
from Newport and the gunboat Ma
chias to sail as soon as repairs are com
pleted from St Thomas for San Do
mingo. The New Orleans is expected
to reach San Domingo about Tuesday of
next week. The Machias is having re
pairs made, which will require about
eight days to complete. She Is not
expected at the seat of threatened trou
before about August 5 or 6.
No specific Instructions have been
given either of the naval commanders.
Telegraphic Instructions sent them sim
ply directed the protection of Amer
ican interests. The New Orleans la
commanded by Captain Edward Long
necker, a capable and discreet officer,
in whom the department has the great
est confidence. The commanding officer
of the Machias Is Commander Leavltt
C. Logan.
Officially the authorities say that the
vessels are being sent to the Dominican
government solely as a precautionary
measure; that the press dispatches in
dicate political intrigues which may
result in a revolution, and that as
American interests in the little repub
lic are paramount to those of any oth-
er country, it is a part of prudence to
have ample force at hand to see that
full protection is given to those inter
ests. As to the possibility of annexation
us an immediate outcome of the assas
sination of, Secretary Hay and Secre
tary Long think that it Is going too fast
to expect such a result, and rather dls-i
courage this kind of talk. They do noti
deny, however, that the United States
may be forced to serious responsibili
ties in connection with the future gov
srnment of San Domingo.
While no definite information has
been received here regarding the plot)
which resulted in the assassination o
President Heureaux, it is believed to be
probable that it was planned and exe
rted by partisans of Jiminez, the rev-
jlutionary leader. It is known that!
Heureaux had lived in tear of assa-i
isinatton for many months. He had?
frankly announced that he proposed to
jontinue In the presidency as iong as
tie lived. ''' i
German interests In the republic are
;onsiderable, and President Heureaux?
was strongly backed by them. The fu-;
;ure of the republic may depend largely'
upon the course taken by the foreign
jlement in this crisis. The course ot
.he German government in the present)
:risis will be watched with considerable
nterest by the American government.
The finances of San Domingo are in a
Dad way, and merchants doing business
:here have little hope of any material
mprovement, unless this government
n some way takes control of matters.
3aysall Newspapers Lie and Denies
Havana. (Special.) General Gomes
nas declared that a majority of the al-j
leged Interviews with him, published
n the local papers, were entirely with-!
ut foundation, and that he has decided.
io write, himself, anything he may
nereafter have to say to the press.
"I believe all papers He," said Gomel,
'and that those of one country are in
ihls respect no better than those of an
ither. In future I will give over my(
iwn signature, or through the Associ
ited Press alone, anything intended for
General Gomez refused to discuss the
presidency of the dominican republic,
:lalming to know nothing regarding the
When uestloned concerning the ru
nors circulating in the cafes as to his
isplrations regarding a Dominican re
public, Gomez' actions proved his con
empt for the Rtories, yet in the clubs
ind cafes he is seriously accused of
onspiring to bring both Hayti and
uba under the dominion of the United
States. In alluding to the cafes, Go--nez
made use of a contemptuous term.
Ahich Is used among Cubans to signify
towards, and said that he did not be
ieve many men belonging -to the army
would have anything to do with such
people, who, he said, do not represent
uba, yet cause much misrepresenta-
:lon. He also classed a number of
papers in the same category.
General Gomez' wife and family left
Santo Domingo on board the Maria
Herrera and are expected to arrive in
Havana on Monday next.
With regard to the rumor that Gomez
will be the next president of the re
public of Santo Domingo, it is stated)
nere that the most popular candidate
s Senor Juan Jiminez, who took part
n the attempted Insurrection of June,
89S. and who Is now In Havana. It Is
possible, however, so it is reported, that
f a revolution takes place, Senor Jlm
nez' opponents may offer Gomez the
El Diario de la Marina and La Lucna
;xpress the opinion that, considering
the present expansion policy, the Unlt-
d States may lntervent in Santo Do
London. The Dally Chronicle's Paris
correspondent says: Though no move
ment has followed General de Negrier's
resignation, I am bound to say that
hough he has not received the open
ipprobatlon ot the other generals, Gen-
ral de Negrier Is overwhelmed with
xpresslons of sympathy from all parts
Df France. He was evidently one of
ihe prospective "saviours" of Francs
ind he made no secret of his disap
pointment when M. Deroulede's attempt
It was General De Negrier who de
moralized President Faure by predict-
ng that the Dreyfus revision would
lead to the collective resignation ol
?corea of generals and officers. His
popularity in the army is undoubted.
San Francisco, Cal. The recent de
velopment of the petroleum fields la
Fresno county has so Interested th
apltallsts of the coast that steps an
being taken for the organisation of ai
oil exchange In this city. Within tht
past thirty days soma twsnty odd cor
porations have been organised la tail
city for the handling of oil and th tmr-
Ing and selling of oil properties.