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Motker Jcoes end Other Bcfeadsnts Are
Wilson, Secreteary of Mine Wc;kers
Is Ordered Into Court on Sam
Charge and Warrant ltued.
Parkersburg. W. Va. Judge Jack
son, la the United States district court,
held "Mother" Jones and seven other
organizers of the United Mine Work
ers and a nuit:tri uf Hungaiian min
ers guilty of contempt in violating his
Injunction order of June 13. He sen
tenced them, with the exception of
."Mother" Jones and the Hungarians,
to from sixty to ninety days in JalL
The occasion had been anticipated
with anxiety, so that many society
women, as well as attorneys, operators
and miners were present. It was cur
rently reported that the house of
Judge Jackson had been guarded for
several nights and that guards were
In the court room. It is stated that
'this was done without the knowledge
of the Judge. There was intense in
terest shown by everyone as Judge
Jackson read his decision,
i "Mother" Jones was surrounded by
other defendants and Vice Presidjnt
Lewis of the United Mine Workers
was present with them. The defend
ants were surprised with both the de
cision and the sentences, and ex
pressed themselves bitterly.
. Counsel for the Imprisoned miners
are preparing for habeas corpus pro
ceedings in the United States court of
appeals at Richmond. Va., alleging
Judge Jackson had no jurisdiction In
the cases of "Mother" Jones and her
i John J. Coniff of Wheeling and one
of the counsel of the miners will leave
at once for Richmond to present his
papers. He says the proceedings here
were brought not by the Clarksburg
Fuel company, but by a bondholder,
and for that reason an ouster will be
While the aentences given are con
sidered severe it 13 anticipated that
jjudge Jackson will deal firmly with
W. E. Wilson, secretary of the United
Mine Workers, who has also been held
in contempt, but who is at his head
quarters in Indianapolis. District At
torney Blizzard filed an affidavit that
Secretary W. B. Wilson violated the
restraining order of June 19 by making
an inflammatory speech at Clarksburg
July 7 and another at Fairmont July
8, and asked the court for his arrest.
Judge Jackson made the order that
Wilsoa be arrested and brought with
in the jurisdictio nof his court.
Thomas Haggerty, who was given
ninety days, was a prominent organ
ixer. He lives at Reynoldsviile, Pa.
Bice and Morgan are also organizers
and members of the Board o United
Rice lives in Dubois, Pa., and Mor
gan in Massilon, 0. These organizers
and others were working with the
miners of West Vlrgir.a when Judge
Jackson Issued his order. The pris
oners have been distributed among the
Jails of a half dozen or sere counties.
FI3ST SITE FOR IHRIDATIOfi RESERVOIR.
Sterling, Colo. (Special) Telegraph
ic orders were received by the local
United States land cfTice this morning
from the interior department at 'Wash
ington withdrawing SSO townships, em
bracing 900,000 acres of land located in
Weld, Washington, Logan and Sedg
wick counties in Colorado and Chey
enne county, Nebraska, from public
entry. This land is located on the
north side of the South Platte river
and extends from Snyder to Julesburg
The significance of this move can
not be overestimated. It means that
Hydrographer Newell, who last Satur
day inspected in this section for a res
ervoir rite, has recommended to the
department at Washington that this
land be set aside for the first great
national reservoir under the new irri
IMMEKSE FOND AVAILABLE FOR STRIKE
Indianapolis, Ind. (Special.) The
contributions for the mine workeis'
defense fund for the anthracite strike,
in less than one week, have reached
$123,000, exclusive of the assessment of
tne men. Including the check for "0,
000 from the Illinois miners, the sub
scriptions for one day alone were $08,
000. The first week's assessment of the
bituminous district is now due and It is
expected that $40,000 or IX.'j'iO a day
wi;i begin pouring Into headquarters
from this source by Saturday.
, The national headquarters, in charge
of Secretary Wilson, will be the clear
ing house through which the immense
fund will be distributed. Including the
assessment of the men, the first week's
contribution, will be In the neighbor
hood of $400,000. It is announced at
eadquarters that every- mall brings
In contributions from individuals and
corporations in sympathy with th
miner, but who do not want their
numca mad public.
Murderer Admit Quilt
Atoka- I. T. (Special.) Jas, Reevea
has surrendered to the police here, ex
plaining that It was he who killed hit
frjther, Mrs. Grant, and John Knuck
ta. Reeves Mid that, with bis wife,
tt Mt lived a happy life until the
r eamacf of Knuckle upon the scene
fk 0 ef BBonthf ago. Mace that
V 9 had treated Mm with In-
DUCK FILIPINO NATIVES III A POND.
Manila. (Special.) The court-martial
of Lieutenant A. Hickman of the
First cavalry, on the charges of hav
ing ducked In a pond two natives of
Tayabas because they refused to guide
him to the stronghold of the insurgent
leader Cabaltc-s, and with having
ducked a third native who died from
the maltreatment, has been concluded
after two brief sittings, and Lieutenant
Klckman Is believed to have been ac
quitted. The defense admitted all of the sps
cifications in the first charge, taking
exception enly to the word "unlawful,"
and pleaded justification under general
"order 100 and the conditions prevailing
In Tayabas province. The defense also
r I educed a telegraphic order from
General Chaffee urging the location of
Caballea, regardless of the measures
necessary to do so. The defense dis
claimed any desire to shift the respon
sibility and said the telegram produced
showed the urgent necessity for locat
Lieutenant Hickman testified regard
ing the charge that he hadcaused the
death of a third native, and said that
witnesses at the Gardener inquiry tes
tified that this rran died from inju
ries; that he was not ducked, and tint
he was not molested. The prosecution
disregarded the latter charge as beinj
unworthy of credence.
Colonel Smith, who was a witness
for the defense, testified that Major
Gardener was responsible for the
charges against Lieutenant Hickman
and said that Major Gardener had
sought for testimony, to be brought
against the lieutenant.
Captain John J. Pershing of the Fif
teenth cavalry, who Is in command of
the Lanao (Mindanao) expedition, has
arrested the sultan of Blnadayan as a
hostage for the delivery to him of the
Moros who on June 22 attacked two
Am?ricans. The sultan offered to pro
duce the dead body of a relative of
the Moro leader and to surrender ten
slaves, but Captain Pershing refused
o entertain the suggestion. The sul
tan then ordered his followers to pro
duce the guilty moros.
On Tuesday one of the guilty men
was brought into the camp of the
Americans. He was horribly mutilat
ed. Before dying he confessed to hav
ing participated In the ambush of the
Americans. Tongul, the leader of the
attack, has fortified his house and de
fies the sultan of Blnadayan and his
followers to capture him.
AFTER SPEAKER HENDERSON'S SCALP.
Mlnneapolis, Minn. (Special.) H. S.
Kennedy, secretary of the National
Federation of Millers, tonight an
nounced that the milling Interests of
the country are in league to procure
the defeat of Speaker Henderson in
his race for re-election to congress.
The announcement was made prior to
Mr. Kennedy's departure for Des
Moines, to attend a meeting at which
measures and means to encompass
Speaker Henderson's political downfall
will be discussed.
The resentment of the millers arises
from Speaker Henderson's action in
holding up the London dock clause
amendment to the Harter blll.designed
to do away with what American ex
porters regard as unjust discrimina
tion against United States flour in the
unloading charges at London. Accord
ing to Mr. Kennedy, Representative
Loren Fletcher had practically se
cured assurances of the passage of the
amendment and the millers of the
country felt certain that their wishes
would be carried out when Speaker
Henderson suddenly Interposed his in
terference and held up the measure.
Mr. Kennedy explains that no funds
will be solicited outside of Iowa to
prosecute the campaign against the
IOWA IS SENDING ASSISTANCE.
Indianapolis, Ind. (Speelal.)-Fresl-dent
Mitchell will leave for Chicago
this afternoon. He will stay in that
city a day and will then go direct to
Wilkesbarre to resume active manage
ment of the strike. The national on
cers attach a great deal of Importance
to the resolution reported by the com
mittee appointed by the convention to
draw up an expression in regard to tho
recent mine horrors in which so many
of the men lost their lives. In this
resolution attention is called to the
fact that In several Instances the men
have been sent back to work In mines
before the dead bodies of their friends
had been removed.
Miner from the Johnstown district.
where the worst horror occurred, have
declared emphatically that the men
had been sent back to work there
without making an effort to remove all
the bodies first.
This afternoon several large contri
butions for the strike fund were re
ceived. District No. 13 (Iowa) sent
$3,000; the Boilermakers and Iron Ship
builders' National union. I'M; local un
ion of mine workers of Glen Carbon,
111., $500; local union of Jackson Hill.
Ind., $200; district No. I. Danvllie, III.,
$100; local union at Vandercook, Hi.,
150, and other smaller sums.
Mr. Mitchell says the national offi
cers of the organization are consider
ing the question of accepting the offer
of the British trades union, through
their federation, of financial aid in the
Poverty eri Every Hand.
Keokuk, la. (Speclal.)-The Missis
sippi river flood reached Ita maximum
throughout the district on the Mis
souri side and the crest was at Han
nibal, when the stage was at a stand
still. The river fell four inches at
Qulncy and ten Inches at Keokuk. The
commissioners for Illinois levees re
port them In food condition and many
square miles safe. The fanners from
the ieoded territory are scattering to
the dtles tor work at Mr kitf of
Absorption of Hamnood Interests Belieied
to be Final Step li Combination.
Trust is Known to Control All Stock
Yards Except at Kansas City. Ef
fect of Deal in Omaha.
Chicago, 111. (Special.) Armour Ac
Co. have absorbed the Hammond Pack
ing company and the G. H. Hammond
The Hammond Packing company has
$1,500,000 capital stock, while the G. H.
Hammond company has $3,600,000 of
stock and $1,550,000 of bonds.
The plants of the latter are at South
Omaha, Hammond, Ind., and Chicago,
and that of the former at St. Joseph,
Omaha, Neb. (Special.) That there
is now almost a complete consolida
tion of the packing interests of the
country is the opinion of the best in
formed men in local packing circles.
The lart deal reported is the absorp
tion of the G. H. Hammond and the
Hammond Packing company plants at
Chicago, Hammond, Ind. .South Omaha
and St. Joseph, by Armour & Co.
RobeTt C. Howe, general manager
of the Armour plant at South Omaha,
said: "I have noticed the reports em
anating from Chicago, but I have no
Information that would confirm the
statement that Armour & Co. have
purchased the Hammond Interests."
From other and reliable sources It is
learned that these reports are prob
ably true. Such Information as can
be obtained is to the effect that the
new packing combination now controls
all of the big packing plants in the
country, except those owned by the
STOCK YARDS ARE INCLUDED.
All of the big stock yards, with the
exception of the Kansas City yards,
are included in the combination. Thi-se
yards are controlled by the railroad!,
but are desired by the packing intur
estr. A plan to gain control of these
yards has been formulated.
Ground for a new Btock yards at
Kansas City has been purchased across
the river from the old yards. It is un
derstood that unless the railroads sell
a controlling interest In the old yards
to the packers they will build new
yards, bridge the river and discontinue
business relations with the old yard
It is probable that the combination
will affect South Omaha considerably.
Under the new arrangements it Is not
believed that the old Hammond plant
will ever again be used for slaughter
ing purposes. The combination may.
however, use it for storage purposes in
case of emergency.
What effect it will have on the
Omaha plant cannot be foretold at
this time. It may ultimately be the
means of closing it, but not now.
ARMOUR AND SWIFT CONTROL.
There is little question that the Ar
mour and Swift Interests will be the
controlling factors in the new combi
nation. Beside owning numerous
packing plants of their own, they con
trol the stock yards at Chicago. South
Omaha, St. Joseph, St. Louis, Sioux
City and Fort Worth.
To perfect the combination will re
quire hundreds of millions of dollars,
as it is the third largest industry in
the United Etati-s. The value of the
packing plants, stock yards and pro
duct on hand at South Omaha is not
far from $25,000,000.
CHECK FOR FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Indianapolis, Ind. (Special.) Secre
tary Wilson of the United Mine Work
ers has received a check for $."0,000
for the strike fund from the Illinois
organization. This was forwarded by
him immediately to the anthracite
The Illinois miners have within fou
weeks given the national organization
$100,000 for strike funds and still have
nearly half a million In reserve.
This donation, It is said. Is the larg
est ever received for a strike. Wilson
has received notice from individuals
of checks for as much as $1,000 that
are now on their way to headquarters,
Indicating that the appeal to the pub
lic for funds has been effective.
Secretary Wilson says no attempt
will be made to pay the anthracite
strikers stipulated sums of money
"Our intention," said he, "Is not to
pay regular benefits, but merely to
take care of the strikers and their
It Is believed that the miners will
not attempt to keep bituminous coal
out of the anthracite markets, except
as a last resort.
The total donations today were 1:8.
000. Word was received at headquar
ters from President Samuel Oompers
of the American Federation of Labor
that the executive council of that or
ganization, which Is In session at San
Francisco, has Indorsed the appeal of
the mine workers for financial aid.
This will have the effect of bringing
In additional contributions, It Is hoped.
Hill Is Net Reorganise.
Allison Wells, Miss. At a political
meeting here attended by $,000 people,
a letter from ex-Benator D. B. Hill of
New York was read expressing regret
at his Inability to attend and dealing
at length with national issues. He
stated thatthe party of Jefferson,
Jackson and Tllden did not need to be
reorganised, but that uniting on the
Vital Issues would crown the demo
antic efforts with success In the next
campaign. Speeches ware made by
limlif B. V. Mooey,
WERE TOO SMART FOR THE FARMERS
Washington (Special.) The New
providing a heavy tax on oleomargar
ine of the colored sort has been in op
eration Just three weeks, but enough
has developed from its operation tc
show that the oleomargarine peopU
have very much the better of the ar
gument. The butter interests, whict
organized to secure the passage of the
law, were clearly duped, and It is cer
tain that the operation of the law will
stimulate the sale of imitation butter
Just before the passage of the biil
the oleomargarine interests secured
certain changes in the wording of th(
measure which have since permitted
them to put their article on the mar
ket a cent and three-quarters a pound
cheaper than under trie old law. In the
Fp&riiiig thus far fur advantage undei
the enforcement of the act the oleo
margarine men have proved them
selves superior to the pure butter man
ufacturers and have secured several
opinions from the commissioner of in
te rnr.l revenue which will greatly aid
them in fighting th'lr rivals.
FIND LOOPHOLE IN LAW.
Everything has hinged on that part
of the law relating to the artificial col
oring of oleomargarine. The pure but
ter people thought if they could put o
heavy tax on such products it would
wipe them out of txiptence. Accord
ingly the farmers throughout the coun
try were organized for the purpose o!
getting a bill through congress em
bodying this Idea. An Influential lobb
was organized and under the ple-i
that the passage of the aci
would give the farmers higher pricef
for their cream, tremendous pressure
was brought to bear on congress tc
adopt it. A bitter fight was precipi
tated in congress and for two yean
the legislation was slaved off. The sys
tematic campaign among the farmers,
however, had Its effect and at last con
gress was forced to pass a bill. Some
amendments were made to the origlna:
draft before the vote was taken anJ
one of them provided that the 10-cenl
tax should be upon artificially colored
butter instead of upon oleomargarine
that contains any ingredients intended
to give to It a color resembling pure
butter. This loophole is being used by
the oleomargarine people as a meai'.J
of getting their wares before the public
at even better rates than formerly.
The commissioner of Internal reve
nue has decided that the 10-cent tax
does not apply to oleomargarine, whir'.:
takes its yellow color from an admix
ture of pure butter. Exemption Is alfc
made for oleomargarine that Is colorci'
with various kinds of vegetable olb,
which might be considered constitu
ent parts of butter, such as cottonseed
oil. It has been found that rich cream
will Impart a yellowish tint to oleo. rc
that it sells readily. The old law im
posed a 2-cent tax on oleo, but the new
act lowers this to one-fourth of a cent
a pound on oleo not artificially col
ored. The oleo people are manufactur
ing their product nowadays under the
head of uncolored oleo, and are re
quired to pay only one-fourth of a ctnl
a pound, thus making a clear gain of
1 3-4 cents over the old rate. To this
extent, therefore, the farmers of the
country have lost through the enact
ment of the anti-oleomargarine bill.
UNION PACIFIC BUYS THE MILWAKEE.
Chicago, III. (Special) The Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad, It Is
positively stated, has been purchased
by the Union Pacific road, or rather
by the men who own the Union Pu
clflc. Chicago financiers of prominence in
terested deeply in both properties werf
advised of the consummation of th-de.-al.
It may mean another Northern
The men who will come into centre'
of one of the greatest railroads of t'.:.
west are; E. II. Harrirnan, Wlllium
Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller, II.
H. Rogers, George J. Gould and Jan e?
Stlllman. Some of them already a.e
large stockholders, and one or two nr
directors of the St. Paul road.
Among the interests In St. Paul,
which are to give way to the new own
ership, according to the st.itemenis,
are those of the Armours of Chicago.
Roewe-U Miller, present chairman of
the St. Paul board, probably will be
succeeded by K. H. Harrirnan or some
nt :'ie Union Pacific crowd. The Na
tional City bank. Kockefellor-Stamiard
Oil interests, with a number of ar.?o
ciated capitalists, are the people be
hind the deal.
The details of the purchase are n
yet secret. Public announcement o:
the deal may be delayed several cays
SENATOR FORAKER SAYS ROOSETELT.
Cincinnati, O. (Special.) Roup tor
Foraker, In the course of an Inter
view here, was asked; "Are you cn
rectly quoted as to the republican can
didate of 1904, namely, that nobody I
seriously thought of except Frcsi'l'-ni
Roosevelt?" "Yes. the statement pub
lished Is correct, and the fart Is ct
there stated. Roosevelt Is the only
man who Is seriously thought of by
the great musses of the people. Ther.
are a few flickering flames that some
ambitious partisans are trying to fan
Into a blaze, but they cannot make
them burn steadily and they will all go
out In due time, extinguished by the
firedamp of American politics."
Transport Sumner Arrives.
Ban Francisco, Cal. (Special. ) The
United States transport Sumner has
arrived from Manila. It brought more
than 100 cabin passengers, mostly offi
cers and army families; 203 enlisted
men of the eventeenth Infantry and
22 of Ihe Twenty-fourth. There were
two deaths during the voyage. Pri
vate Richard Johnson of the Twenty
fourth Infantry dies of pneumonia snd
Sergeant John Kelly of the Seven
teenth Infantry, who was on his way
hone t be retired.
ARE IN ARMS
Situation Grows Serloni in Franci Oter
Closl:j of Schools.
Placards Are Placed In Townships
Urging Resistance Against
Paris, July 29. A serious situation
is prevailing In the Catholic country
around Brest on account of the clos
ing of the unauthorized schools. The
countryside has taken up arms and Is
determined to resist any attempt at
the forcible execution of the orders of
An Incident at Salnt-Meen, eighteen
miles from Brest, shows the spirit of
the peasantry. Two newspaper men of
Brest drove there Is an automobile to
invesllgate the situation at the sisters'
school. Immediately after they entered
the commune a boy sounded a bugla
and crowds of peasants swarmed from
the fields, armed with pitchforks and
Iron-bound sticks, shouting, "Long live
the sisters!" "Long live liberty!"
One of the reporters was dragged
from the automobile and the fanatics
beat him with their pitchforks and
slicks. The newspaper men explained
In the Breton dialect that they had
only come in search of information,
but the crowd refused to listen to him
and the reporter had to keep them at
bay with a revolver. He succeeded In
regaining the automobile and drove off
at full speed, followed by a shower of
FORTRESS MADE OF SCHOOL.
A school at Ploudanl'.-l, In the same
neighborhood, has been converted Into
a fortress, barricades have been erect
ed and the Inhabitants have formed a
cordon about the surrounding area.
The lady superior said:
"You see our barricades. They must
shoot us before we yield. There will be
bloodshed if anyone attempts to en
ter." Placards have been posted in the
townrhips urging resistance to the po
lice. The population of Landerneau. twelve
miles from Brest, has formed relays to
guard the school and peasant women
sit on benches opposite the gale knit
ting while awaiting the coming of the
gendarmes. They are greatly excited
and declare they prefer to be shot
rather than abandon the sisters. The
lady superior of the Landerneau con
vent said: "Like true Bretons, we
will yield only to force. The women
and other people who are guarding the
school night and day have given us a
The population of RoscofT Is guarding
the schools night and day. Sentinels
are watching the road and men are
Bleeping on the ground In the neighbor
hood In order to be ready for the first
alarm. Count Albcmun, the clerical
leader in the Chamber of Deputies, is
stumping the country denouncing the
action of the government and urging
A strange scene, reminiscent of
stormier, sadder days in Fiance, oc
curred at the Elysee palace. A large
delegation of women, including the
wives of several members of the Cham
ber of Deputies, assembled at the pal
ace to endeavor personally to Implore
Mine, Loubet to appeal to her husband
to stop the school persecutions.
Mme. Loubet sent out word to them
by General Dubois, head of the presi
dent's military household, that It was
Impossible for her to receive a deputa
tion upon a subject whun was solely
within the scope of the executive.
The wife of Deputy Relile made a
"Tell Mme. Loubet," she said, "that
tha blood of women will How If meas
urja are not taken to stop this Ill
treatment of the sisters. We will ad
dress a letter to the wife of the presi
dent, In which we will declare war upon
the oppressors. The Christian women
of France have decided not to suffer
A cabinet council at tho Elysc-e pal
ace examined the questions brought up
by the application of the law of asso
ciations. President Loubet signed a
decree submitted by the premier, M.
Combes, ordering the forcible closure
of tvwi.ty-six congregationlst schools
In Paris and In the department of the
Seine, which have refused to disperse
voluntarily. Decrees closing forcibly
similar schools in other departments
will he signed as soon as the prefects'
rtpo'ls are received.
Th! Jcurral Ofnciel publishes a de
cree signed by President Loubet, des
ignating twelve congregationlst schools
In Paris and fourteen in the depart
ment ol the Seine which It orders to be
cloH.il immediately, as they have been
oponej since the pnits.-ige of the law
of associations without authorization.
As a matter of fact, most of the
schorls designated have been closed
already and the sisters in charge of
them have returned to convents.
A great clerical demonstration was
made in front of the town hall at An
gers, capital of the department of
Maine K;olre, and was continued till
Cholera Threatens Egypt
London. (Special.) In a dispatch
from Cairo, Egypt, the, correspondent
there of the Dally Telegraph says that
the utmost consternation prevails ow
ing to the terrifying progress of chol
era. All hope of localising the dis
ease, soys the correspondent, has been
abandoned and there Is no doubt that
Egypt will have to meet a devastating
epldtmlc. The disease appeared last
week In practically every quarter of
Cairo, forty-two new cases being recorded.
JEFFRIES A8AIN DEFEATS FTTZSIKKtU
Ringside, San Francisco, Cal. (Spe
cial.) After fighting a battle of eight
rounds that was fraught with brilliant
and courageous work, Robert Fitzslm
mons forfeited his last claim upon the
heavyweight championship. He was
knocked to the floor by James Jeffries
and counted out after he had bo badly
punished the champion that it was a
foregone conclusion among the specta
tors that the Cornlshman must win.
Bleeding from a number of gashes in
his face, apparently weakening and
clearly unable to cope with Fitzsim
mons' superior skill, Jeffries delivered
two lucky punctual as Fitzsimmcns
paused in his lighting to tepe.-.k to- rtl;
and turned the tide. The battle was
brief but noteworthy and will live In
pugilistic history. Fitzslmmons tried
once to rise from the mat, but sank
down again In helplessness and heard
himself counted out, where but a mo
ment before he had apparently all the
better of It.
"I will never fight again," said the
bnttle-scarre-d veteran of the ring
whim he had sufficiently recovered to
talk. "The fight was won fairly and
to ths best man belongs the laurels."
"You are the most dangerous man
alive," said Jeffries in return, "and I
consider myself lucky to have won
when I did."
Fitzslmmons had been fighting at a
furious gait, cool and deliberate, and
chopping the champion to pieces with
the terrific rights and lefts that have
made him famous.
JEFFRIES ALL BUT LOST.
It was the draught horse and the
racer from the tap of the gong. When
the men came together Fitzslmmons
appeared rather worried, but on the
an air of absolute confidence and
fought with the deliberation of tho
general that he Is. As early as the
second round FitzslmmunB had Jeffries
bleeding profusely from mouth and
nose. Again and again he landed on
his bulky opponent, getting away In
such a clever manner that it brought
down the great house with cheers. It
seemed. Indeed, that Jeffries could
scarcely weather out the gale. Then
the eighth round came, and under a
series of hot exchanges Fitzslmmons
paused with his guard down ond spoke
to the champion. The latter'a reply
consisted of the two terrific blows that
brought back to him the fighting cham
pionship and forever removed the vet
eran Fitzslmmons from the fistic
arena. Fitzslmmons took his defeat
with amazing g,ooel cheer. He walked
to the center of the ring and, raising
his hand, addressed the multitude,
"The best man has won. Had I beat
en Jeffries tonight I should have con
ceded him the championship and for
ever retired from the ring. I retire
just the same now, but without having
accomplished my ambition. I am sat
COURT RELEASES THE STRIKERS.
Parkersburg, W. Va. (Special.)
trict Attorney Blizzard, In the United
States court stated that there were
eleven case-s pending of alleged viola
tors of the court's Injunction, but that
If they would refrain from further vio
lations he would consent to their re
lease on their own secognlzance.
The court agreed to this and they
were released pending their good be
havior. John P. Gehr, who Is charged
with making a vicious verbal attack
on Judge Jackson, is now on trial.
"Molhe;r" Jones says she will not stop
her work among West Virginia miners,
but will try to observe the luw.
John L. Gehr of Colorado, an organ
izer of the United Mine Workers of
America, late this afternoon pleaded
guilty to contempt of court, after his
case had been pending all day and
many witnesses hud testified to his
spef.ches of contempt.
Sentence was deferred. Gehr Is tho
only person here now cha-. . d with
cur. tempt, eleven others t;m-s, which
W'jre pending agalnsl alleged violators
of the court's Injunction, being released
on their own recognizance.
Tho warrant for the arrest of W. B.
Wilson, secretary and treasurer of the
United Mine Workers, has been re-
MESSEI6ER BOYS ATE ON A STRIKE.
Chicago, 111. (Spce l.'il.) The messen
ger boys of the Illim ln District Tele
graph company, which delivers under
contract tho business of the Western
Union, struck. According to an offi
cial th..- boys made no demand and
their grievance Is unknown.
The same company also leKiks after
the local delivery servlere of the Peis-
tal Telegraph company, and the boys
at the latter' office struck out of sym
pathy. The Western Union company
is offering HO a month to me n to de
liver messugei to avild an interrup
tion of their business.
The greatest Inconvenience occasion
ed by the strike was on the floor of the
Board of Trade. The striking boys
met and formed the Chicago Messen
ger Boys' union, with ftJBiembershlp of
1M, and at once calleerM strike of lis
members. Organizer Fltzpatrlck of the
Chicago Federation of Labor organised
the union and has asked for a charter
from the American Federation of La
bor, Country In Bad Shape.
Kingston, Jamaica. (Special.) Ad
vices received here from Caracas, Ven
ecueta, say that the country Is In a
wretched condition, Business Is paral
yzed In consequence of the prolonga
tion of the revolution. Yellow fever
and typhoid fever ars raging at Va
lencia and other towns ss the result of
Insanltatlon. Notwithstanding the
blockade, the inhabitants of the Island
of Trinidad are transshipping goods to
Venesuela In larger quantities
aver- Only small craft are wed.
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