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Banks County journal. (Homer, Ga.) 1897-current, August 12, 1897, Image 2

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CMS IS ASSASSINATED. AN'AIU'HIST BULLET LAYS SPAIN’S PRIME MINISTER LOW. MURDERER ARRESTED AT ONCE. The firentent Kxettfinent ami Imligniition Prevail* Among All (’lassos In Spain Over tlic Untimely Tragedy. Senor Canovas del Castillo, the prime minister of Hjiain, was assassin ated Sunday at Santa Agueda l>y an anarchist. The murderer tired three shots, two of which struck the premier in the head and the other in the chest. The wounded man lingered uncon scious for two hours and died at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon. His wife was but a short distance off when he fell. Santa Agueda is noted for its baths. The place is between San Sebastian, the summer residence of the Spanish court, and Vittoria, the capitol of the province of Alava, about thirty miles south of Bilboa. The premier went there last Thursday to take a three weeks’ course of the baths, after which he expected to return to San Sebas tian to meet United States minister Woodford when that gentleman should be officially received by the queen re gent. The assassin was immediately arrest ed. He is a Neapolitan aud gives the name of Kinaldo, but it is believed that this is an assumed name and that his real name is Michele Augino Golli. At a special meeting of the cabinet, under the presidency of Senor Cos- Gayon, minister of the interior, the latter announced that he has been en trusted by the queen regent with the premiership ad interim. The Murderer Talks. The murderer declares that he killed Senor Oanovas “in accomplishment of a just vengeance, ” and that the deed is the outcome of a vast anarchist con spiracy. He is believed to have ar rived at Santa Agueda the same day as the premier. He was frequently seen lurking in the passages of the bathing establishment in a suspicions manner. Martinez Campos has gone to San Sebastian to attend the queen regent. .Senor Sagasta, the liberal leader, has sent the following telegram to the government: “I have hoard with deep pain of the crime that has thrown us all into mourning, and 1 place myself at the orders of the govern ment and of the queen.” Most of the liberal leaders have sent similar messages, placing them selves at the disposal of the govern ment. The greatest excitement and indig nation prevails among all classes. All the members of the diplomatic corps have expressed their sympathy with the government. Many senators, dep uties and generals, while expressing their grief and indignation, have offered to render to the government all the assistance in their power. It was at first rumored that the as sassin was one of the pardoned Barce lona anarchists, but this is not con firmed. News Received at Washington. Secretary of State Sherman received the first news of the affair through the Associated Press bulletin. He ex pressed deep interest in the details. He said: “This deplorable event will have some effect, of course, on tlie present affair s of Spain, but to what extent I cannot say. The death of one man is not necessarily going to change the sentiment of the whole country. Spain is a very tenacious country. Her money is gone. Her resources have been exhausted. But she means, evi dently, to hold Cuba. Just bow she can do it under these circumstances, I cannot see. Yet she is opposed to yielding a point. “Premier Canovas was a strong par tisan. He was the chief exponent of the element which was determined to keep the island at all hazards, and, seemingly, Spain is almost a unit on this. Conovas a strong factor in the government of Spain, but it is not im possible that another will be found to replace him in that important office having similar views and the same pronounced ideas. M’KIKLEY ATTENDS CHURCH. I"reilent Refused to Discuss the Assas aination of Canovas. A dispatch from Hotel Champlain. N.Y., states that the presidential party •spent the greater part of the day Sun day quietly at the hotel. Iu the morning the president, vice president and Mrs. Hobart, Secretary laud Mrs. Alger and Mr. and Mrs. Whitelaw Reid attended services in the First Presbyterian church, Rev. Dr. Reed, formerly pastor of Secretary and Mrs. Alger in Detroit,officiated. When informed of the assassination of the prime minister of Spain, the president was horrified, but refused to make any comments. PENSION’ ROM. INCREASES. Commissioner Kvans’ Statement Show. Some Startling Figure#. The pension roll of the United States has almost reached the million mark. Commissioner Evans has just issued a statement showing that at the begin ning of this fiscal year the pensioners numbered just. 983,528. During the last year 50,101 new .pensions were granted and 3,971 per sons were restored to the rolls. Old ago and disease, however, is wo) king great inroads into the lists for there were 31,900 deaths during the year. VIRGINIA MINERS WILL OUIT. flecruitft Heady to Join the Hanks of the Strikers. After the meeting at Tyrconnell, West Virginia, Saturday night the (Strike agitators organized a miners’ '•union, aud it is claimed that nearly all fthe Tyrconnell miners signed the list. Organizer Rea said shortly after midnight that every man in the Flem ingtoii section would be out Sunday. The general talk indicates that he is right. THIS STRIKE IS SET 1 LED. Operatives of Colton Mills at Atlanta, On., Return to Work. The strike at the Fulton bag ami cotton mills in Atlanta was declared off Saturday and the trouble ended amicably. The settlement was made late in the afternoon, when, without signing any agreement, President Elsas promised to remove all negroes in direct contact with white labor and to hold none of the operatives responsible for the present condition. Saturday night the strikers met and the ball of the labor union was filled with a larger crowd than had pre viously gathered there. The report of the committee was given, and the agreement made between President Elsas and the committee sustained. The prompt settlement of the trouble was a great surprise to many of the workers. They had prepared to re main out several weeks, and after the refusal of the authorities of the factory to sign any agreement, many thought that an adjustment of an amicable nature would never come. President Elsas agreed to let his or der removing all the negro women stand; he agreed to transfer the colored men who for a number of years have been stationed in several of the depart ments, and promised to removed none of the strikers. SI M ON I ON'S DECISION. The Judge Gives Definition of an “Orig inal Package.” In the United States circuit court at Charleston, Saturday, Judge Simon - ton filed his decision as to what consti tutes an original package. After re citing the cause of action and some authorities the judge says: “It appears that an original pack age is the package delivered by the importer to the carrier at the initial place of shipment in the exact condi tion in which it was shipped. If in single bottles shipped singly, or in packages of three or more, securely fastened together and marked, or if in a box, barrel or crate or other recep tacle, the single bottle in the one in stance, the three or more bottles in j another instance, the barrel, box, crate or other receptacle, respectively, constitutes the original package, if sold or delivered as shipped and re ceived.” This is good news to the package stores and to all who dislike the dis pensary law. The package stores now have large consignments of liquors shipped in half-pint and quart bottles, in paper cartoons, packed loose in cars. This enables them to sell as the trade de mands in quantities as desired. The state cannot long compete with this trade, and an early closing of Palmetto rum shops is anticipated. (JI’IET, BUT DETERMINED. Kankn of Strikers Are I&eiiiK Daily Aug mented. Advices of Sunday from Pittsburg state that strikers are continuing or derly- and are gaining accessions to their ranks constantly. The 150 men employed at the Horner A Roberts coal mine, at Elizabeth, refused to go to work Saturday morning; about sev enty-five miners at the Equitable mines in the same locality also struck. Both mines were paying the district rate. The company leased the ground where the strikers located their camps and ousted them, but another field has been secured by fbe strikers which the owner refused to lease to the company and a permanent camp will be established. AFTER TAX COLLECTORS. Governor Jolmston Insists Tlmt They Ante Up at Once. Five of the sixteen county tax col jectors of Alabama who were notified by Gov. Johnston a few days ago that they must show cause why they should not be removed from office for delin quency have settled up their shortages. The collectors of Fee, Henry, Escam bia, Lowndes and Franklin have set tled up, leaving only eleven others. The collector of Mobile, Mr. Lott, is still 817,500 behind and the only two others whose arrearages amount to anything more than a few dollars arc the Wilcox collector, whose money was in the defunct Commercial hank, of Selma, and the Baldwin county collector. The governor will likely- institute impeachment proceedings against all collectors who have not settled. EVICTING STRIKERS. New Men Have Been Secured to Operate the Oak Hill Minea. A Pittsburg dispatch says: Eviction of strikers from company houses was begun Thursday by the New York and Cleveland Gas Coal Company. This move of the company is creating con siderable apprehension. The promised surprise materialized late Thursday night, when it was learned that new men had been se cured to operate the Oak Hill mine. Superintendent DeArmitt would not say where the men came from nor how he proposed to get them into the pit without a conflict, but says the com pany will work the mine at all hazards. THE CASES WERE EMPTY. A South Carolina Dispenser Empties Re volver at His Former Clerk. Dispenser Stutts, of Kingstree, S. C., went in a rage Tuesday when he discovered sealed cases in his dispen sary to be empty. He had just made good one SSOO shortage. So he ran to find his six teen-year-old brother-in-law and form er clerk, Peter Matthews. Peter gave him no satifaction and Stutts opened fire on him. He shot at Matthews three times, but failed to hit him. COMMENT OF ENGLISH PAPERS. The Assassination of Canovas Is Declared hii Anarchistic Plot. A cable dispatch of Sunday from London says: Most cf the morning papers comment editorially on the assassination of Canovas, the Spanish premier. While they speak of it as an anarchistic plot, the impression prevails that the act will wreck the queen regent’s policy both in Spanish and Cuban affairs. ID I. WALCOTT ID ill ENGLAND IS NOT YET READY TO ADOPT BIMETALLISM. WILL GIVE ANSWER NEXT OCTOBER. Wily Rritons Want Time to Fonder and Reflect Over the Proposition Pre sented Ry Our Commission. The British government has inform ed the American bimetallic commission | that it will probably reply to the pro posals of the commissioners on behalf of the United States in October. The commissioners have been wait ing in London since their conference with the cabinet. Desiring to know the exact position of England before opening up negotiations with other governments, they wrote Thursday to the cabinet inquiring w r hen they might expect a decision, as they were anxious to arrange their future programme. Friday Senator Wolcott received a reply from Sir Michael Hicks-Beacb, chancellor of the exchequer, in the course of which the chancellor ex pressed a fear that the British govern ment w'as not yet in a position to re ply to the proposals of the envoys of the United States and the French am bassadors on the question of an inter national agreement. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach said: “It is due both to the choice of the subject and the manner in which it has been brought before the English ministry by the represen tatives of the two countries that these pro posals should be very carefully examined and considered; and this process must bo somewhat prolonged, owing to the time necessarily occupied in communicating with the government of India.” The chancellor of the exchequer adds that he cannot say with certainty how- long these communications will take, but he hopes the cabinet will be ready to meet the envoys again early in October. While this postponment of Eng land’s decision delays the work, the American envoys do not consider it discouraging. They think Great Britain’s interest in the question justifies them in expecting that the In dian mints will be opened. They be lieve that The Times in exposing the reopening of the ludian mints does not represent the government, but rather the city financial circles, which are opposed to any change. The re port made to the government from the mint is understood to be favorable to to silver. The headquarters of the commission will remain in London until October. Senator Wolcott may visit Austria, iu the meantime, aud pave the way for negotiations with the Austrian gov ernment. FOREIGN COUNTRIES ADVISED. Text of Our New Tariff Hill Communicated To Them. The state department has sent in structions to the United States ambas sadors and ministers abroad accredited to countries with which we have trade relations that would lie affected by the enactment of the Dingley tariff bill, directing them to communicate to the foreign offices at their respective posts the text of the act and to call attention to the sections of the new tariff' which provide for retaliation, reciprocity and similar arrangements. This is done in order that there may be a proper basis for the institution of negotiations looking to the consum mation of some of the reciprocal agree ments contemplated in the Dingley act. BIG SUGAR COMPANY FORMED. The fcpreckel* Organization ISegin.s With a 95,000,000 Capital. Articles of incorporation of the Spreckels Sugar company have been filed at San Francisco. The capital is $5,000,000. Of this amount the or ganizers of the company, J. D. Spreck els, A. B. Spreckels, A. F. Morrison, M. H. Weed, A. D. K. Gibson, have each subscribed $1,000,000. Producing beets and manufacturing sugar therefrom is to be the primary object of the company, and incident ally they will engage iu agriculture, will build, equip and manage factories and refineries, deal in real estate, con struct railways, build ships and do all other things necessary. BELONGS TO ENGLAND. The Klondyke Gold Fields Ownership Is Not Disputed. A Washington di patch says: In cited by the newspaper publications recently, tending to threw doubt upon the ownership of the Klondyke gold fields, some of the high government officials who would naturally he ex pected to deal with the question, if it conies to a practical issue, have been quietly looking into the matter with a view of preparing themselves for any controversy that may arise. Their views are in substance that there can be no valid objection ad vanced to the title of Great Britain to this territority. COTTON"RATES TO STAND. Georgia Hallroad Commission Derided Against Their Deduction. The railroad commission of Georgia, by a vote of two to one, declined to grant the petition for a 25 per cent, reduction in cotton rates. Chairman Trammell and Commissioner Crenshaw voted to sustain the present rates on the ground that the railroads are not in a financial condition to stand a loss in revenues, aud Judge Allen Fort fa vored a reduction and tiled a dissent ing opinion. THROUGH OPEN BRIDGE. A Train Wreck In Which Two Are Killed and Many Hurt. The fast flyer on the Kansas Pacific railway was wrecked early Tuesday morning about forty miles east of Denver. Two trainmen were killed outright and a number of passengers injured, none of them fatally. The killed are: John Ward, engineer, Denver, and W. B. Harrington, bag gagemaster, Kansas City. The acci dent was caused by a washout. TILLMAN TALKS OF DISPENSARY. Claim. That I* Good But It# Ad nilnlHtrntlon Is Hiul. Senator Tillman spoke at Abbeville, S. C., Wednesday before a large audi ence. His speech lasted one hour aud twelve minutes. He was in fine trim and made an excellent impresssiou. The crowd was generally with him. He discussed the dispensary, the tariff, Clemson college and his per sonal record. He thought that the dispensary was the best solution of the liquor question and he favored state control. He admitted that the dis pensary law had been badly managed but blamed the management and not the law. He said the new board of control had done more harm to the law than Judge Siinouton had. He said the new board should not be elected by the legislature. He defended the Latimer bill and said he introduced it in the senate before Latimer introduced it in the house. He said he was glad of one thing, that Gonzales lost a whole night’s sleep from fear of the hill passing the house. He said that Si monton was more tyrannical than Judge Bond was at his w r orst. He indorsed putting Charleston un der control of the metropolitan police. He disclaimed taking any sides in the senatorial race and said' that all the candidates were his political friends. In answer iff a question he discussed the tariff and defended McLaurin’s position on the same. He said that he voted for everything that McLau rin did in that bill. He said that he was opposed to pro tection, but that if there was to be a steal he wanted to get the share due to his constituency. He said that he was the only farmer in the United States senate and that he represented thirty million of farm ers in the country. He said that his speeches in the senate v'ere as popular as they are at home; that when he rose to speak the cloak rooms were cleared and the galleries filled and that he “threw rocks” there just as ha did at home. RIVERS OF LAVA. Many People Have Lost Their Lives On Inland of Luzon. A special from Tacoma, Wash., says five hundred killed up to July Ist was the record of the terrible outbreak of the great volcano Mayon, on the island of Luzon, one of the Philippine group. All night of June 24tli this volcano began throwing up ashes and lava in immense quantities and flames were thrown upward considerably over 100 feet above tbe crater. The next day fifty-six bodies were recovered at a considerable distance and the most re cent dispatches to Hong Kong up to July Bth stated that not less than five hundred were known to be killed. It was probable, said the dispatch, that the loss of life would reach in the thousands, depending on the length of the eruption. On that date lava streams and ashes had reached the cities of Baccacay, Malipot and Liberia and their destruction was certain. Fifteen smaller towns between these and the volcano had been destroyed and scores of the "agricultural popula tion bad been overwhelmed while at tempting to escape. CLAIM PALMYRA ISLAND. Three Men Dispute the Right of Knglaptl to Take Possession. The steamer Bergic, which reached San Francisco Tuesday, brings the news that the right of the British government to take possession of Pal myra island is to be disputed. Luther Wilcox, of Honolulu, de clares that the island belongs to him self, Fred Wunderberg and William Kenney, they having secured the right from the Pacific Navigation company, which purchased the island from the Hawaiian government. The government in turn acquired its right through discovery and colo nization of the island by Charles Ben ton in 1862. WILL STOP THE TURKS. Foreign Warships N w atCanea Threaten Turkish Squadron. On receipt of the news that the Turkish squadron from the Darda nelles was headed for Cretan waters, the foreign warships at Canea got up steam and the troops on shore have taken measures to anticipate any pos sible complication. The report and these preparations have greatly excited the Mussulmans. A SWEEPING INJUNCTION Iftgued By Judge Jackson to Hestrain Dobs and His Associates. Judge Jackson, in the United Stales court at Parkersburg, W. Va., Wed nesday afternoon, granted a sweeping injunction restraining E. V. Debs and his associates from in any way inter fering or molesting the management or tffir conducting of property of the Monongahela Coal company or its employes. The text of the writ covers every thing that can possibly be construed into au infringement of rights of cor poration and practically prevents all future agitation in the vicinity of the Mouongahe’a mines. MORE LATITUDE FOR RUCKER. He Will Be Allowed to Name a Part of Ills Force at Least. A Washington special says: Inter nal Revenue Collector Rucker, of Geor gia, will not go home empty handed. He will not leave until next week, and in the meantime the president will is sue an order taking from the classified service all outside internal revenue deputies. At the treasury the commissioner re fured to say whether the order would remove xll the deputies in the servioe or not. “The deputies will know soon enough,” he said. IOWANS FOR ALABAMA. Land Bought by Them in Slielby County For Colonization Purposes. A number of lowa families hare se cured a concession of 6,000 acres of land in Shelby county, Alabama, thirty miles south of Birmingham. The tract is to be laid out on the colony plan, but the colonist will own his own property. The tract of land is in the great fruit and dairy belt of the state and is admirably located. Each colonist will get thirty acre*. FACLORY EMPLOYES STRIKE WHITE WOMEN REFUSE TO WORK WITH COLORED HELP. FOURTEEN HUNDRED WALK OUT. Textile Worker* Will Take a Hand In the Fight and Will Push the Mat ter to the Kikl. Because twenty negro women were put to work in the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills at Atlanta, Ga., Wednes day morning, over 1,400 men, women and children employed in the mills quit their machines and walked out. The strike was started by the white women employed at the mills, who refused to work with negro women. The women and children struck at 8 o’clock in the morning and the men walked out at noon. The mills were promptly closed down and it may be weeks before they are operated again. The strikers after quitting work lost no time in organizing. A meeting was held at 3:30 o’clock in the Feder ation of Trades hall. Committees were appointed and the strike was given a good shove off by the other trade unions. The big strike was entirely unex pected by the operators of the bag and cotton mills. At the regular morning hour for beginning work, the entire force of nearly 1,500 hands were at the factory and nothing unusual could be noticed. The women had been told on the previous evening that the negro women would be put to work iu the folding department Wednesday morn ing, and it seems that some of them had already discussed the matter be fore going to the factory. But for the promptness of the police there would have been a serious riot and there would have been bloodshed had there been a leader of the strikers. Instead of that it was a spontaneous determination on the part of the women and girls employed in the fac tory and mills to resist the employ ment of negro women at the same work. There was no leader and the incipient rioting was quickly sup pressed. Two boys who had led the incipient riot were arrested and carried out of the crowd. Some of the strikers wanted to rescue them from the offi cers, but wiser counsel prevailed, and the boys were sent to the police bar racks. They were afterwards released on collateral furnished by strikers. The management claim that they were compelled to employ the negroes as they could not secure a sufficient number of -white laborers to carry on their business. NEW WARE SCALE SIGNED. Whole Price Is Governed by a One Cent Card Kate. The new amalgamated association wage scale was signed at Youngstown, 0., Tuesday afternoon by President Garland, of the Amalgamated Asso ciation of Iron, Steel and Tinworkers, ?nd Secretary James H. Nutt, of the ron Manufacturers’ Association. The whole scale is governed by a 1-cent card rate, which means 1 cent per pound, selling price, for bar iron. When the selling price of bar iron goes up, everybody’s wages go up, but wages cannot go any lower than they are now, now matter how low the sell ing price of bar iron goes. MINT RECORD BROKEN. Three Millions of Gold Ileceived at San Francisco In One Day. All mint records were broken by the receipts at Sau Francisco Wednesday when $3,750,000 in gold was deposited for coinage. Of this amount $75,000 was the property of the Alaska Commercial Company and the balance was deposit ed by various mines and smelting companies. FOURTH GEORGIA REGIMENT To Hold Annual Reunion at taGrange on the 17th Instant. The Fourth Georgia Regiment, C. S. A., will hold their thirteenth an nual reunion at LaGrange, Ga., Aug. 17th inst. It is important that all comrades expecting to take part in the reunion should arrive in LaGrange on the afternoon of the 16th. DENTISTS CONSOLIDATE. Hereafter There Will Be Only One Asso ciation of Tooth Pullers. The Americon Association of Den tists and the Southern Dental associa tion, which organizations were in convention at Old Point Comfort for the past week, united into one body with Dr. Thomas Fill brown, of Boston, as president. Dr. George H. Cushing, of Chicago, was elected secretary. The southern association was organ ized in Atlanta in 1869 and has grown in strength and importance every year since. She American association was composed exclusively of dentists who practice outside of the southern terri tory. ALABAMA MINERS OUT. Five Hundred Diggers ai Mary Lee Mines Lay Down Their Tools. A Birmingham special says: One hundred and fifty coal miners employed by the Jefferson Coal and Railway company at Mary Lee mines struck Thursday because of a proposed wage reduction from 35 cents to 32 cents per toil. Three hundred and fifty miners working for the Bessemer Land and Improvement company at Belle Ellen also quit work because of a disagree ment relative to assessing the miners to pay the company’s physician. OYER THEIR DEAD FATHER. Two South Carolina Boys Quarrel and Then Fight With Pistols and Knives. A Columbia, S. C., special says: Wicher Smith, an old resident of New berry county, died Monday. Tuesday night his two sons, Walter and How ard, trid to decide where they would bury the body. They cc uld not agree, blows follow ed words, then knives and pistols were drawn. Walter was stabbed seven times and' Howard severely shot, TO GET STRIKERS DRUNK. ; Whisky and Beer Are Sent Into Their Camp By I>eslcnliiir Knemte#. Dispatches of Friday from Pitts burg, Pa., state that the proposed campaign against the mine owners of Westmoreland connty and the opera tors of Central Pennsylvania, which has been delayed, is now an assured ! fact. The strike leaders decided on it ' definitely at a camp conference, and a | big movement will be made in a few days. The whole affair will be considera ! bly on the order of the famous Ooxey “commonweal” tour. The plans propose a direct march through the whole territory where J mines are being operated till Clear field county is reached. Camps will be left at each of tli6 DeArmitt mines [at Cannonsburg, at Bunola aud any other place that may seem necessary to keep tho mines closed, which appears before the crusaders. The leaders estimate that with what will remain behind in the camps at least 8,000 men will be kept constantly in the move ment. A military code for the government of the army will be formulated before the movement is started. President Dolan says that with any kind of sys tem he can keep everything quiet and the men peaceable. Efforts are being made to order beer and whisky at Camp Determination by outsiders. This has been going on for two or three days, and some of the strikers have been taken down to East Pittsburg and filled up ou all the beer they could drink. The danger of this to the miners’ cause is fully realized by the labor leaders, and a sharp lookout is being kept to find out who is responsible for the efforts to get the strikers intoxica ted. Thursday night a barrel of whisky was shipped to the camp from Braddock. It had been paid for at the other end, and nil of the freight charges had also been settled. When the whisky was delivered Captain McKay ordered it taken back to Braddock as quickly as possible. It was shipped back. The strikers do not know who sent it. NO TENNESSEE CONVENTION. The Movement Defeated In Popular Flection Ry Decisive Majority. A Nashville dispatch says: Returns received from various counties through out the state show that the vote in the election held Friday to determine whether a constitutional convention should be held in Tennessee was very light and that the majority against the convention will be about three to one. The fight lias been waged for several weeks, the friends of the movement claiming that East Tennessee required a revision of the constitution in order to make it the manufacturing section it promised. The friends of the move ment found arguments for it, they claimed, iu every branch of the state government. For instance, in the executive department, it was argued that the governor was restricted in authority given other governors in the south; it was claimed that Tennessee paid entirely too much for criminal prosecutions, by fault of the present constitution. It was fought mainly on the ground that the convention would cost the state extensively and be of little benefit. NEGROES’ IRON FOUNDRY. Five Moulders W ill Begin Business For Themselves In Chattanooga. Five enterprising negroes of Chat tanooga, Tenn., have applied to the state for a charter for the pioneer negroes’ iron foundry. They have some means and several gentlemen, interested in the question as to whether the negro can of himself successfully conduct a business of this kind, have assisted them. They have secured a suitable site and have bought machinery sufficient to start their plant on a small scale. They are all moulders and have worked iu several of the shops of the city. They say they already have or ders ahead, and that by reason of tho fact that they can turn out work cheaper than foundrymen, especially in the cheaper grades,, they expect to do well. Another of Anilree’s Pigeons I The Gaulois (Paris) says that a pigeon, bearing information regarding Professor Andree’s balloon expedition across the north pole, has been cap tured at Gradisea,near Goritz, twenty two miles from Trieste, in Austria, Hungary. TO A FOREIGN PORT Tlie Battleships Indiana and Massachu setts Will Go to Be Docked. A Washington dispatch says: The big battleship Indiana sailed away from Newport Thursday for Halifax, where she will be docked and cleaned. She is the first of the battleships that have been sent from the United States to a foreign dock for lack of docking facilities at home, hut it is probable that she must be followed by her sister ship Massachusetts and the lowa ship, as it is not expected that the New York docks will be repaired in less than a year’s time, and there is no other dock on the Atlantic coast capable of receiving them. SHERMAN WILL HOLD ON. Say# He I# Tireil of Denying Humors Tliat He Will Resign. Secretary of State Sherman was in terviewed by a reporter of the Associ ated Press at his cottage at Amagan sett, Ij. I. He would not discuss the report from Hawaii that United States Minister Sewall had been instructed to declare a protectorate over the island. “As to the question of my resigna tion,” said Mr. Sherman, “I get tired of denying the absurd rumors that arise from time to time.” TAKE NO DISKS. Inetirance Companion Will Have Nothing To Do With Klondyke F plorers. An Indianapolis dispatch says: The determination of the leading life in surance companies to carry no risks on Klondyke explorers has fallen with dampening effect upon the co-operation companies which have been formed and upon a number of men who are preparing to start for Alaska during the coming winter. LIVES LOST IN CHICAGO FIRE WHILE THE FLAMES W ERE RAGING A RUDE BOILER EXPLODED. OYER FIFTY FIREMEN BADLY HURT Other Fires Wore Started By I’timing Timbers Which Were Scattered Droni iricuougly. Four, and probably more, lives were lost in an explosion which took place at Chicago Thursday evening during a fire in the Northwestern grain eleva tor, at Cook and West Water streets. Three of the dead are firemen, and the body of another fireman is thought to he buried in the ruins of the eleva tor. The bursting of a boiler caused the havoc. Those killed by the fire are: Jacob J. Schnur, Jon J. Coogan, Jacob S. Strainer. The injured are: Charles H. Con way-, fireman, burned about the face and hands and body crushed; will die. Chief Dennis Swenie, right foot crushed, left ear wrenched and pain fully burned. Fire Marshal Campion, burned about face. Lieutenant Smith, both legs crushed. Lieutenant Bartlett, leg crushed. Assistant Engineer Benj. Blanchard, badly bruised. John F. Smith, injured by debris. William McGuire, fifteen years old, botli feet crushed. Thomas Engle, pipeman, cut about bead and internally injured. Ignatus Bond, cut by falling glass. Captain Evans, struck by debris and rendered tinconscious, serious. William Hanley, pipeman, cut in head. William Thompson, hit by falling glass. Joseph Lacey, burned about face, serious. Frank C. Haley, burned beyond re cognition; may lose sight of both eyes. Captain Key, burned about the face and body. Lieutenant John J. Miller, fracture of leg; badly burned; condition criti cal. Captain William Rooney, burned about face; may lose sight of both eyes. * John Evans, fracture of right arm; badly burned about the face. Harry Fugleman, concussions on side and badly burned about face and body; condition serious. William Schubert, bruised and burned. John Hassey, left arm crushed at the shoulder. Besides these, dozens of firemen and passers-by were more or less bruised by glass and flying debris. Just as the fireman were getting in to position for advantageous work and nearly all the members of the engine companies were mounting ladders and bringing leads of hose to play on the interior from the upper windows,there came a roar that could be heard for half a mile. The roof was raised high in the air and the walls came down with a crash. The force of the explosi m was so great that the eastern wall was hurled into the river, the west wall was tumbled down upon the heads of the unfortun ate men below and the roof was torn into fragments and distributed for blocks around. Every window in the vicinity of the elevator was shattered by the concus sion, dozens of persons were struck by flying debris and several small fires resulted from falling timbers that were still in flames. At Jefferson street and Carroll avenue, many blocks distant, a great burning mass of wreckage fell upon four wagons loaded with hay and set them on fire. The elevator was of composite construction, the lower portion being of brick and the upper part of frame, covered with corrugated iron. Dozens of men lay injured in the withering heat, some not seriously harmed and others in the throes of death. It was dangerous work to get them out, but it was gallantly and quickly done, and all of the slightly injured were removed. The dead were for the time left where they lay. No man could reach their bodies and live. SHERMAN IN WASHINGTON. Secretary Says Sewall Was Not Instructed to Establish Protectorate. Secretary Sherman arrived in Wash ington Friday afternoon from a rest on Long Island. He appears to have im proved. Secretary Sherman denied recent statements from San Francisco that Minister Sewall had inrtructions to establish a protectorate over Hawaii in the event the senate failed to ratify the annexation treaty. Secretary Sherman said that the United States would not guarantee the carrying out of the terms of arbitration between Hawaii and Japan if the decision of {he arbitrators were against the former. That was a matter between the coun tries interested. TO SURVEY DEEP WATERWAYS. Special Hoard Has Been Appointed By Secretary of War. A Washington dispatch says: The secretary of war has appointed the speeial board provided for in the sun dry civil appropriation bill to make a survey and examination, including estimate of cost, of deep waterways between the great lakes and the Atlantic tide waters. The personnel of the board is as fol lows: Major Charles W. Raymond, corps of engineers; Alfred Noble of Chicago, and George Y. Wisner of Detroit. PARLIAMENT PROROGUED. Queen Dwelt On Foreign anil Domestic Affairs In Her Speech. The English parliament was pro rogued Friday until October 23d. The queen’s speech dwells with both for eign and domestic affairs. Considerable attention vas devoted to the famine in India. Touching up on Ireland the queen said: “I rejoice that yon have been able to provide a more efficient and more economical system for the judicial in stitutions of Ireland."