HR. lH Bf IK.
Wives. am> daughters ofstrik-
tIOMPERS PREDICTS EARLY VICTORY
I’rnl<t/n>i •'(' Federation 61 ‘laffbor Believfcs
the Wll Trlminetr Before
The fie.l of Nepte'v'tiCr.
A 'KiSprttdk from Pittsburg, P-,
s*jys: The Wives and tlaughtersiof the
striking miners at DeArmittli coke
Salines, near Turtle Cir>ek, took a prom-
Jiuetlt'part'ln the deiwonstration against
Ahe workmg'miners Thursday.
' During the morning a dozen or
'more women gathered at the camp,
•and with flags ‘and banners marched
along 'the road leading toward the
'Or. 1 their way they met a number Of
'miners going to the pit and greeted
them'with veils and'jeers. They de
rided 1 the miners who were working
.-and' ridiculed them in a manner which
■caused many ■ of them to hang their
iThe'women say they will make a
■demonstration every day hereafter.
Superintendent H. O. DeArmitt and
lour'deputy sheriffs commenced the
work iof'evicting the families of the
Plum'Creek strikers during the day.
The work will be kept tip until the
company has possession of all their
: lion bos.
W. J. ißrennan, attorney for 'the
'miners, iis'preparing his answer to the
bills, of ithe 'New York and Cleveland
'Gas'Coal Company in the proceedings
'.against the miners’, officials and strike
leaders for contempt of court. Gus
Dalle, Who is in charge of the sheriff’s
deputies.at Plum Creek, was told by
•the Sheriff’s attorney that under the
injunction he could not'interfere with
marchers who paraded with a band at
’their head. The only ones he can
stop are those who are intimidating
Gompers is Confident.
‘President Gompers, of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, gave his
view of'the present coal strike situa
-tion to 'the Associated Press Thursday
“The Situation as .1 gather it from the re
ports of our organizers indicates that be
tween 60 and 75 per cent, of the mines in
West Virginia are now closed down com
pletely. A letter I have just received from
the Cooper and Pocahontas districts is
briming with confidence and says the work
in that region has been reduoed one-half in
the last fortnight and predicts a general
collapse very soon.
“So long as the West Virginia miner* con
■tinned operations there was, of course, little
hope of an absolute victory for the miners
because West Virginia could supply the ur
gent needs of the market. But with the sus
pension in West Virginia becoming general,
if the miners in the states of Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Illinois and Indiana keep the ranks
broken, as I am oonfident they will, the
strike must result in an absolute victory for
“Before September 15 the lake trade must
be supplied. The situation beeomes daily
more acute, and while I hesitate to fix a day,
I believe thestrike will terminate by the end
of September and that a settlement will be
made in favor of the miners.”
When Mr. Gompers’ attention was
called to the great destitution and suf
fering among the strikers he said that
the coal operators had taught the
miners how to suffer. They had been
drilled in hardship by the operators.
They would continue to endure their
trials a little longer in the hope of re
lieving their situation permanently in
HE’LL TELEGRAPH FROM HEAVEN.
Joseph Fife, a Negro Youth, Promised to
Communicate With the Sheriff.
Joseph Fife, a negro youth, con
victed of attempted assault on Mrs.
Marks, a widow, and who confessed to
other like crimes, was hanged in the
yard of the city jail at Richmond, Va.,
He ascended the gallows with the
stolid indifference about leaving this
world which he had maintained from
of his sentence. His last
words to Deputy Sergeant Ralston
“I will send you a telegram from
heaven on the 14th of March.”
A CHANGE OF BASE.
Coal Operators Have Disagreements
A Pittsburg special of Wednesday
says: Coal operators of the Pittsburg
district have made a decided change in
front. Internal dissensions mixed with
fear on the part of some caused a split
iu their forces and a change of base.
On its face, the move looked to many
like a temporary surrender to the
United Mine Workers of America.
This, however, is denied by the most
prominent lake shippers, who say they
are going to start their mines and sup
ply the demand from the northwest,
and not stand idly by and let a large
volume of business go to operators of
NEW GERMAN AMBASSADOR.
Dr. Von Holben Appointed to Succeed You
The North German Gazette an
nounces that I)r. Von Holben, the
Prussian secretary at Stuttgart, Wnr
temburg, has been selected for the
post of German ambassador to the
United States, made vacant by the
appointment of the minister to the
United States, Baron Von Thielman
as minister of the Germau imperial
Banks County Journal.
WOMEN ROUTE FOREIGNERS*
First Attempt to Sturt an CUvi
The first attempt to start any of the
coal mines in the Pit'fsburg district
was made at the Champion mines of
Robbins A Company, ‘near McDonald,
Pa., on the Panhandle road Friday
Two car-load's at foi-eigwens, gath
ered Up from about Pittsburg, were
sent to the tlkampion mines about
daylight and put to work loading slack
into cars. The miners beard of the
aantkfal of the new men and with 500
women started to the mine. The new
wen were attacked with stones and
■idnhs and driven from the oars.
The women followed them up and
’the foreigners, without resisting, fled
'to Noblestown. The women then re
’turned to McDonald and dumped the
'slack that had been loaded 'from the
They were met by 1,000 strikers,
• and headed by a band, marched a short
distance from the mine, where they
are now encamped, watching for the
return of the non-union miners. The
company say they are determined to
load the slack, and a .conflict is ex
pected if the new men are brought to
UNION PACIFIC’S COMMITTEE
Meet In Washington and Hold Commlta
tion with McKenna.
Chauncey M. Depew, General Fitz
gerald, W. S. Pierce, J. H. Schaff, of
New York, and Marvin Hugliitt, of
Chicago, members of the Union Pacific
reorganization committee, held a con
sultation at Washington with Attor
ney General McKenna relative to the
decrees recently rendered in the
United States courts for the foreclos
ure sale of the Union Pacific to satisfy
the mortgage and the government’s
Some portions of the decrees were
not satisfactory to the government,
and the reorganization committee ap
peared before the attorney general in
the desire'to reach a satisfactory under
standing with the government and
thereby obviate further delay.
SAVED A FORTUNE,
But Shoemaker 'Hnssey Url Ai>laienlly
In Abject 'Poverty.
Thomas Hussey, the aged -citizen of
Montgomery, Ala.., who was arrested
in New York several days ago in a
dazed condition with $30,000 in money
and securities in his pockets, died
Friday at the home of his niece in
Brooklyn. He was more than eighty
Mi's. Harriet Mitchell, a great niece
and one great-great nephew, both res
idents of Brooklyn, will inherit the
old man’s wealth, which is estimated
to he in the neighborhood of a hundred
He was formerly a shoemaker and
had lived in Montgomery for thirty
years alone and in abject poverty.
PURE FOOD COMMISSIONERS.
They Meet lit Detroit ami Perfect Their
A Detroit dispatch says: The as
sembled pure food commissioners have
at last perfected their organization un
der the name of the “National Associ
ation of State Dairy and Food Depart
ments.” At the last meeting Friday
the following officers were elected:
J. E. Blackburn, of Columbus, 0.,
president; G. I. Flanders, of Albany,
N. Y., first vice president; J. A. Law
rence, of St. Paul, Minn., second vice
president; John B. Noble, of Hartford,
Conn., third vice president; E. O.
Grosvenor, Michigan, secretary and
Resolutions were adopted urging
congress to pass laws placing manu
factured food products in original
packages under state laws wherever
MILLIONAIRE COLLET DIES.
Wealthy New Yorker I'asso, Away On
Hnar<l His Yacht.
Mr. Ogden Goelet, of New York,
died Friday. He expired on hoard
his yacht, the Mayflower. The de
ceased had been ill for about two
Ogden Goelet was one of the two
sons of the late Robert Goelet, and a
grandson of the late Peter Goelet, a
very prominent member of society in
New York, Loudon and Paris. The
Goelet estate is one of the most x-alu
able in New York, due to the increased
value of the old-time Goelet farm.
The latter originally ran from the
section of the city where the Windsor
hotel now stands to the East river.
AZCARR AG A SPANISH PREMIER.
Queen Regent Names the General as Can
The queen regent of Spain, Friday,
conferred the premiership upon Gen
eral Ascarraga, who is also minister of
war. The cabinet will not be modi
fied, but it is expected that there will
not be instant dissensions.
It is well understood that had Sa
gasta, liberal, been appointed to suc
ceed Canovas, there would have been
wholesale resignations. It is said that
General Weyler’s resignation is now
in hand, bearing an “if” in reference
The belief is expressed that Sagasta
would have 1 eceived appointment but
for Weyler’s threatened resignation.
CISNEROS CASE EXAGERATEI).
Consul General Lee at Havana tele
graphed the state department at Wash
ington, Thursday, that the case of
Evangeline Cisneros has been greatly
misrepresented and exaggerated.
He added that he could not ascer
tain that there has been at any time
any intention to deport her.
Minister De Lome has written a let
ter to Mrs. Sefferson Davis, in which
he shows how utterly unfounded the
statements ar e.
HOMER, GA., THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 2, 1897.
SOUTHERN HISTORIES WRONG
ACCORDING TO MEMBERS OF THE
. A. B. ENCAMPMENT.
OFFICERS FOR THE COMING YEAR.
The 'Closing Session Was Fraught With
‘interest—Next Meeting Will Be Held
The Grand Army elected its officers
at Buffalo, N. Y., Friday, for the er.
suing year and the encampment has
adjourned to meet at Cincinnati next
year. TherS'cjal session lasted from
9:15 a. m. until 3:45 p. m., without
intermission. Opening under the or
der of business, the encampment took
up the election of senior vice com
Alfred Lyth, of Bidxvell Wilkerson
post, of Buffalo, was placed in nomi
nation by Major A. K. Smith, the com
mander of his post, and was elected
unanimously, there being no other
The election of a junior vice com
mander-in-chief was not accomplished
until after noon, there being four can
didates and several interruptions to
the proceedings of the encampment
by speeches and the admission of a
committee from the Woman’s Belief
Corps. F. B. Allen, of Connecticut,
the candidate of the naval veterans,
was chosen on the second ballot.
Among the reports receiving favor
able consideration in the executive
session in the encampment was that of
the pension committee. It recom
mended a readjustment of a widows’
pensions and presented a form of
proof and application in pension
claims substantially the same as that
embodied in the Pickier bill, which
has passed the national house of rep
resentatives, but has not passed the
senate. The report stated the pres
ent commissioner of pensions had con
sented to adopt new rules substantial
ly the same as those in force during
the Harrison administration. The
repor t also recommended that con
gress pass a service pension law to
apply to all veterans who have reach
ed the age of sixtv-two years.
The report of the committee having
in charge the memorializing of con
gress to purchase several of the most
important battlefields about Frede
ricksburg, Ya., and to connect them
by government roads was adopted.
The invitation of the Young Men’s
Business Association, of Richmond,
Ya., to hold the encampment of 1899
in that city was received and thanks
extended. This association was in
formed that the question could only
be considered by the encampment of
Another committee reported favora
bly the proposition to establish na
tional parks at- the battlefields of
Vicksburg, Stony River and Appo
Southern Histories Condemned.
The report of the committee on text
books used in the public schools was
adopted. The report deals severely
w ith some of the histories used in the
south, charging that they mistake the
facts as to the cause of the rebellion
and present them from a southern point
of view r .
A regret is express that, after an ex
amination of all the histories used in
the states that were loyal to the gov
ernment in the opinion, none merits the
qualified endorsement of the organiza
The report closes with the following
“First, That this encampment urge
the continued agitation of the question
of improved text books in our schools
that relate to the history of the United
States, especially as to the events of
the war of the rebellion.
“Second, That the national encamp
ment authorize the appointment of a
permanent committee on the subject
of teaching patriotism in our schools,
which shall make a report each year.
“Third, That it be urged upon each
department of the Grand Army of the
Republic and recommended to the
Woman’s Relief Corps, the Sons of
Veterans and all allied organizations
that they give direct and persistent
attention to the selection of proper
text books for use in our schools and
the exclusion therefrom of such as are
TO ESTABLISH KLONDIKE ROUTE.
A Washington dispatch says: The
coast and geodetic survey has author
ized Augustus F. Rodgers, in charge
of the bureau’s San Francisco office, to
proceed with an assistant to the head
of Linn canal, Alaska, and make a
thorough search of that part of the
Treaty Between Russia ami France.
The London Times’ Paris corres
pondent declares that a definite treaty
has actually been signed by a curious
distribution of portions of Russian
soil and French soil on the de-k of the
PROSPERITY IN KANSAS.
Many Chattel anil ltenl Estate Moi'tcages
Advices from Great Bend, Kan.,
state the county recorder has reported
the release of over $(10,000 in chattel
and real estate mortgages since August
1 and half of the wheat crop hes not
yet been threshed.
It is predicted that by the new year
the country will be in better shape
than for years and will look back on
the largest increase of wheat in Its
SAVED TILLMAN BY CHEATING.
Candidate Irby Makes a Sensational Ad
mission 111 His Speed! at Manning;.
In bis speech at Manning, S. C.,
Colonel Irby made the statement that
he had cheated Tillmau into his nom-
The circumstance created a sensa
tion at the time. Irby said:
“I hatohed Tillman. The truth oj
this whole matter is that Tillman and I
joined teanjs in 1886 after his agita
tion in 1885 for the purpose, first, to
establish an agricultural college in
South Carolina. On the question of
college or no college, we were inglori
[ “Tillman became disgusted and at
tempted to organize the farmers of the
| state, threw up the sponge, wrote a
long letter to the people of the state
' expressing bis contempt and retired to
I his home among the old hills of Edge
“To get him back I originated the
March convention idea a year before
the convention was held and gave
him the nomination on a silver waiter.
On the question of nomination or no
nomination in that convention we were
defeated by one vote. I cheated the
question of nomination, which saved
Tillman, who was to be the nominee.
The end justified the means, because
persons opposed to nominations bad
not been invited to that convention
and they had no right to control its
FATAL FLAMES IN FLORIDA.
Three l ives tost By Fire In Port Tampa
City ami Much Property Destroyed.
At Port Tampa, Fla., Sunday after
noon, Marie, the fourteen-year-old
daughter of Mrs. Frances Valdez, w ent
to the kitchen to start a fire. She
poured on kerosene, and instantly
there was a deafening explosion, fol
lowed by the girl’s agonizing death
cries as she ran from the room a blaz
Mrs. Valdez _at onee_ went to her
daughter’s assistance. While she was
attempting to extinguish the flames
her own clothes caught fire, and the
two ran screaming from the house.
Both were burned beyond recognition
about their faces.
The house caught from the flames,
and was soon a mass of fire. A small
boy was burned in the house.
The fire spread rapidly and five
houses owned by the Plant Invest
ment company were burned, there be
ing no fire protection.
ALABAMA (UAL FOR MEXICO.
Large Cargo Will Be Shipped From Pensa
cola to Vera Cruz.
A Birmingham special says: The
Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railway
Company is loading a cargo of coal at
Pensacola consisting of 500 tons,
which which will he shipped to Vera
Cruz, Mexico, to he introduced to the
trade in that country, now being sup
plied by an English coal company.
The discriminating duty on Mexican
vessels loading coal at American ports
having been abolished at the last ses
sion of congress, Alabama will attempt
to get into the Mexican market with
The Tennessee company, which will
furnish coal to the Louisville and
Nashville Railway Company, which
will haul the coal from Birmingham
to Pensacola, and the Gulf Transit
Company, which will handle it over
waters, are uniting on the first ship
ment to the Mexican market.
MUST FIGHT OR BACK DOWN.
McLaurin Shoulders Responsibility for
Everything Offensive to Evans.
A Columbia, S. C., special says: It
is a case of back Tlown or fight be
tween ex-Governor Evans and Sena
tor McLaurin. While McLaurin has
been sick a quantity of campaigu litera
ture lias been sent out from his head
quarters at Columbia. Several of these
reflected on Evan’s character.
The ex-governor declared a few days
ago, at Kiligstree, that unless Mc-
Lanriu made a public disclaimer to
the effect that he did not authorize or in
dorse these circulars he would hold
him personally responsible. It was
not expected that McLaurin would
notice this, but Saturday night he
issued the following card:
“I am responsible for everything in the
campaign that Is offensive to Mr. Evans and
ho need not put himself to the trouble of
making any inquiries, hut may proceed when
ho sees lit to hold me responsible.
This has created much speculation
as to the outcome.
VICTIM WAS NOT GULDENSUPPE.
Man Murdered By Mrs. Nack Prnveg To
He From Petersburg, Va.
William A. Murray, the Petersburg,
Va., photographer, who went to New
York to see the body of William
Guldeusuppe, at the morge, which he
claims to identify as that of William
S. Edwards, a nephew of his, called at
the coroner’s office Saturday.
He described perfectly the satchel
found in the woods at Kingsbridge,
near the lower part of the body of
Guldeusuppe and asked to see it. He
declared tlsit it was the one he had
loaned to Edwards on May 30th last
and identified two rivets which he had
put in the satchel to make it stronger.
SHERMAN TO SPEAK.
He Is To Make an Address During Ohio
Campaign This Fall,
A Washington special says: Secre
tary Sherman will make one speech in
the Ohio campaign this fall. The time
or place has not yet been decided up
on, but will be fixed by the chairman
of the state committee.
The secretary will not leave Wash
ington until after the return of the
president and First Assistant Secre
HI 11 HI
THIRTEEN MINERS BRING BACK
$575,000 WORTH OF DUST.
A PRESS REPRESENTATIVE TALKS
Gives Good Advice to People Who Con*
template a Bush to the Alaskan
According to dispatches the steamer
Portland arrived at Seattle, Wash., at
3 o’clock Sunday morning. She car*
lied thirteen miners, eaoh of whom
brought only a small part of his stake.
The total amount of dust supposed
to be on the vessel is $575,000.
The Portland was delayed by the
failure of the P. B. Weare to arrive at
St. Michaels and by a storm on the
north Pacific coast.
The dhiners on board with the
amount of their total mining profits,
parts of which were brought w ith them
were as follows:
. J. Rowland, $50,000; Jim Bell, $45-
000; Joe Goldsmith, $35,000 N. YV.
Powers, $35,000 W.W. Caldwell, $35,-
000;W. 01er,$30,000;C. K. Zilly, $25,-
000; F. IV. Cobb, $95,000; W. Zahn,
sls,oCo;A.Buckley,slo,ooo M. S. Lan
sing $15,000; B. W. Farnham, $10,000;
M. R. Camlock, $15,000.
I‘res* Representative Talks.
H. N. Stanley, who went to St. Mich
aels for the Associated Press, returned
to Seattle on the steamer Portland. He
. “I have been seven weeks at the
mouth of the Yukon, at St. Michaels,
where I saw all the miners coming out
and interviewed As a_result I
feel it my duty to advise everybody to
6tay out until next spring. Wild and,
in many cases, exaggerated reports
have"*Yeen circulated since the firsl
discoveries w*ere made,
“The strike, however, was, and is
one of the greatest, if not the great
est, in the world’s history. Probably
$2,000,000 was cleaned up this spring
aud next spring I look for from $5,000,-
000 to $7,000,000. The fields have
hardly been opened up as yet, but
those going in now must bear in mind
that everything in that region was
staked out long before any reports
reached the outer world, and later
comers must prospect for themselves,
buy claims of the present owners or
work for the owners.
“No new strike had been reported
up to the time of my leaving and an
other may not be made from one to
five years, although Alaska is an enor
mous country and will yet, I believe
produce more gold than we dreamed
of. It is in mauy ways a bleak, bar
ren, desolate country, a country inca
pable of supporting any great amount
of animal life and a country of such
rigorous climate, both winter and
spring, that none but the most hardy
can possibly live in it.
“The average man requires about
one ton of carefully selected food and
clothing for a year’s supply. In the
summer of 1896 about 3,500 tons of
supplies went up the river, aud the
new population of 1,500 to 2,000 suf
fered from want. Of this 3,500 tons
probably 1,500 tons were tools, furni
ture and supplies other than provis
ions. This season, allowing for the
most favorable estimates, not more
than 4,200 tons of supplies can be car
ried up the river, and fully one-half
of this is rum and tools, as well as
supplies other than food. There are
more than three times as many people
there as last winter. Figure it out for
“Grub was completely out this
spring, and last winter there was such
a scarcity that moose hams sold for S3O
each, flour $l2O per hundred, bacon
$1 per pound. What will happen this
coming winter? Why should not peo
ple starve to death?
“As to shelter, 90 per cent of Daw
son was living in tents in July, labor
is scarce and houses cannot be built.
How are 7,000 people to withstand the
rigors of a nine-months winter of semi
darkness, when the mercury goes 70
“There are about 340 claims on
Bonanza, Eldorado and Hunker creeks
that will probably be worked this win
ter. An average of eight men to each
is, I think, liberal. If but 2,700 men
are employed, and there are 5,000 or
more seeking work, what must be the
result? Wages must go down.
DENTAL FROM RATCHFORO.
President of United Mine Workers De
clares That Miners Favor Arbitration.
President Ratchford, of the United
Mine Workers, has issued a statement
replying to the operators of the Pitts
He denies that the miners are op
posed to arbitration. He says they fa
vor it, but not on the basis proposed
by the operators. The operators’
threat about gatliug guns anil Pinker
ton men, he declares, will have no
weight with the strikers.
He declares that if the operators
will meet them on fair terms there can
be no trouble in reaching a settlement.
M’LAURIN INDORSED BY TILLMAN.
Senator Declares That McEaurin Is la
Accord With His Own Views.
In a speech made in Union county,
S. C., Thursday to an alliance gather
ing Senator Tillman said Colonel El
liott, of Charleston, was the only con
gressman from the state not in accord
with the alliance and that he was own
ed by Simonton.
He said that McLaurin was with
him in his views for the good of the
KEYSTONE REPUBLICANS JOYFUL.
In State Convention They Claim Honor of
The Pennsylvania state republican
convention met in Harrisburg Thurs
day to nominate candidates for state
treasurer and auditor general. The
hall was well filled when the proceed
ings - ■ ~~
The convention organized by the
election of State Chairman Elkins as
temporary chairman. Chairman El
kins congratulated the party on its
victory last November and its pros
pects of success in Penusylvaniajthis
fall. ~ '
Referring to the state issues and the
action of the legislature on the reform
bills presented, he closed by saying.
“With more gold on the Klondike,
gold in the harvest fields, the republi
can party directing the administration
of national affairs, the Dingley bill on
our statute books and McKinley bold
ing the reins of government, peace
and prosperity shall dwell within our
borders, let us hope, forever.”
The platform adopted ratifies and
reaffirms the doctrines enunciated in
the national platform adopted at St.
Louis in 1896 and approved by the
people in the last presidential election.
In addition it says: “We rejoice
with the people of the nation upon the
passage of the Dingley tariff bill. Its
enactment redeems the pledges made
by the republican party to our pros
trate manufacturing, commercial and
business interests and holds out to
| them the bright promise of prosperity
j and material development, such as
I has never attended upon legislation de
| signed for the protection of home in
dustries and the preservation of the
“Dollar wheat” has sounded the
deafly __the “fre§. jgoinage”
heresy. In the Tate presidential ca&P
paign the strongest bid made for the
agricultural vote by the democratic
party was the promise that their
success in that election would raise the
market price to one dollar per bushel
—payable in silver. They met over
whelming defeat at the polls and the
farmer now receives for his wheat one
dollar a bushel—payable in gold. The
dollar he received will buy in the mar
ket two dollars and thirty-five cents
worth of silver, as measured by the
coinage value of that metal. We pledge
ourselves anew to the republican doc
trine of sound money and ap honest
AERIDIS HOLD KHYBEU PASS.
Insurgents Capture and Burn a Well Gar
Advices of Thursday state that Fort
Lundikola, situated at the extreme
; end of the Khyber Pass, in the north
ern part of India, aud garrisoned by
300 men of the Khyber Rifles, was at
tacked and burned by the Afridis on
The famous Khyber Pass, leading
from Afghanistan into India, has now
fallen completely into the hands of the
The governor general of India, the
earl of Elgin, has telegraphed to the
government at London confirming the
news of the capture of Fort Luudikola,
addiug that one native officer was
killed and one wounded.
Continuing the governor general an
nounces that nearly all troops at Fort
Ali-Musjid have reached Jamrud. The
soldiers succeeded in retreating with
The following message was sent by
the queen to the viceroy stationed at
“I am grieved at the loss of my brave
officers and men. I trust that the wounded
are doing well. It is most gratifying to see
how well my troops have behaved. The
conduct of all of my troops has been ad
WHEAT BOUNDS UP.
September Options Reach the lligh Fig
ure of H 1.03 at Chicago.
A Chicago dispatch says: Wheat
shot upward again Thursday. Sep
tember, which closed Wednesday night
at 96 3-4 c, started on the regular board
with rates ail the way from 98 l-2c to
sl. Within five minutes it was sell
ing at $1.03.
The market was very excited, but
not broad. Before the upward rush
ceased, the quotation was $1,034 for
September. Today was the first time
the bulge had carried the price past
the dollar mark in Chicago, dollar
wheat having only been just touched
for a moment a few days ago.
Opening quotations at Liverpool
showed an advance equal to 2j@3c
A HEAD-END COLLISION.
Engineer Fatally and Others Seriously
Hurt—Many Cars Smashed. (
A special from Birmingham, Ala.,
says: Ahead-end collision took place
Thursday morniug at 6.15 o’clock on
the Southern railway, three miles west
of Eden, 30 miles from Birmingham.
Freight t in No. 45, bound for Birm
ingham, from Atlanta, collided with
an extra freight train going east.
Both engines were badly damaged and
ten cars broken up.
JohuCheveß, of Atlanta, engineer on
No. 45 was fatally hurt. About a
dozen others of the train crews were
more or less seriously injured.
WEYLER ON THE MOVE.
Heads a Small Force To Operate In Pro
vince of Havana*
Captain General Weyler left Ha
vana Sunday morning with a small
force for the purpose of carrying on
military operations in the provinoe of
It is stated that Evangeline Cassio
Cisneros is still confined in the Casa
Recojidas, occupying a well-ventilated
apartment, into which is allowed the
oompany of other ladies.
PRESIDENT BOH 18 KILLED
WAS IN ATTENDANCE ON NATIONAL
FETE IN MONTEVIDEO.
THE ASSASSIN WAS AN ANARCHIST.
Twice Before Was Borda’s Life In Jeopar
dy, But He Wad Miraculously Saved.
Unpopular With the People.
During a national fete which was,
held at Montevideo, Uruguay, Wedues
day, President J. Idiarte Borda was
shot and killed by an assassin.
The assassination of the president
occurred as he was leaving the cathe
dral, where a Te Deumhad been sung.
President Borda died almost imiue
diately after he was shot^
The assassin is nafied Arredondo,
supposed to be an anarohist, and was
Senor Cuestas, president of the sen
ate, has assumed the presidency of the
republic ad interim. -a*
Senor J. Idiarte Borda was elected
president of Uruguay for the term ex
tending from March, 1894, to 1898.
The fete at which he was assassi
nated was being held in celebration of
the independence of Uruguay, which'
was achieved on August 25, 1825.
ie mur dered president was about:
,7 7? avs . of a ß|. He wgs married ami
had a family and also a brother who iff
an officer in the Uruguayan army. Ho
was elected three years ago, being a
combination candidate” of several
So far as known he had not been
very popularly identified with the peo
ple nor had he held any number of im
portant offices. His elevation to the
chief magistracy is said to have been dis
tasteful to the more advanced element
of the people. Much interest attaches
to the nationality of the assassin of
An attempt was made to assassinate
the president on the afternoon of April
21st last. An unknown man met Pres
ident Borda on the street nnd shot at
him. The president escaped without
injury ami the criminal was captured.
On that occasion the president, ac
companied by his aid, Lieutenant Col
onel Turrene, had been horseback rid
ing. As he dismounted in front of tinj
government palace a youth approached
him and drew a pistol. Before the
trigger could be pulled Lieutenant
Colonel Turrene struck up the arm of
the would-be assassin and the ball
passed over the president’s head.
Another attempt to assinatehim was
made on May 20th, when he received
a bomb sent to him from LaPJata, Ar
gentine. It was in a box and so ar
raranged that it would explode when
the box was opened. Fortunately sus
picion was aroused and the box was
turned over to the police and de
POLICE AND NEGROES FIGHT.
A Bloody Riot Precipitated ut Ctiarieetoik
In the Charleston cotton mills, at
Charleston, S. C., where colored labor
is employed, fully 100 negroes meet at
night when work is stopped to prevent
the white ex-operatives from attacking
the negro men and women as they
march out of the mill.
Wednesday afternoon as the work
men were leaving a policeman went to
arrest a negro, when he was mobbed
by the whole gang. Two ether officers
rushed Up, and the three were beaten
with sticks and stones. The police
men did not shoot for fear of killing
the children, but managed to knock
down a dozen negroes with clubs.
The fighting was becoming furious
and the riot call was sent in to polieo
headquarters. This brought the en
tire force, and the mob dispersed.
WAGES WERE TOO LOW.
iiungHi'ian and Italian Coliery Men at
Hazeltou, Pa.. StifUe.
The Hungarians and Italians em
ployed at the shippings and canal at
Van Winkle’s Colleraine Ooliery at
Hazleton, Pa., struck Wednesday.
Dissatisfacton has prevailed there for
The men say the price of provisions
is going up and that they want an ad
vance in wages. Superintendent Rod
erick has asked to appoint n committee
and he would confer with them.
FALLING WAULS KILL FOUR.
Disastrous and Fatal Biaze Occur* id
Fire at Pittsbuig, Pa.. Thursday
evening caused the death of two fire
men, the death of two boys, the loss
of $165,000 worth of property, injury
to two firemen and created a panic iu
the Seventh Avenue hotel.
• Several hours after tie fire had been
subdued and the firemen were coup
ling up their hose, the wall of the Ed
mundson A Ferrine building, three
stories high, fell, burying under the
debris two firemen.
Two boyr., who weie watching the
firemen w ork, are also supposed to be
under the fallen walls.
SPATN MAKES NEW L© k N.
Government to Borrow Money Fsi Navy
Adviceß from Madrid state that the
Spanish government is arranging a
fresh credit with the view of strength
ening the navy.
The navigation tax has been pledged
as security for the loan.
The government will immediately
construct one large ironclad and six
cruisers of from 6,000 to 7,000 tons to
form the nucleus of three squadrons.