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IKERS SEEK AID
ns Needed in Their Fight
gainst Coal Operators.
4L TO ALL LABOR ONIONS
: orrr3d Whereby Exery Organ!-
ion in the United States Wiil
Be Asked to Contribute
special from Wilkesbarra, Pa..
A national defense fund to
I all organized labor and the pub
general will be asked to contrib-
latest proposiiion placed ou
the striking anthraei: •*
if they need assistance
for higher wages and a
White, of New York, seer
Ike National Garin* ut Workers
of the conciliation com
■ f the National Civic Feilera-
a long conference with Presi-
Mitchell Tuesday, during which
lap. was approved by the miners’
, And Mr. White will begin at
preparations to carry out the
Ijiresident Mitchell wants it un
however, that tire miners’
accept no aid until their
are exhausted. Mr.
Bgnt to Wilkesbarre authorized
says that before soli
support the mini rs a’
■st set the examples tit ni-
B members in hard
fighting tlicir i omnion
also be mad--
■HBrnient throngiioitr lh-> ovn-
MHho union and other unions
to collect funds win n th-
Public nu will
an independent, move-
receive subscriptions front
with labor organi-
H This movement will bp inau
| in New York city and the la-
Bhizaticns and sympathizers in
■principal cities of the country
B called on to appoint commit-
on similar work.
jßrien-dly newspapers will he
ro operate. Th- •■•<♦.< ni.\ it:
the ::ni >::
SB** in b*half of the miners’
which has never before
Kvolves the raising of a given
■ of money each week with
■provisions and other necessities
■ will be purchased. The plan
■ approval of President Samuel
■ entire plan is contingent upon
Blianapolis convention of mine
a motion for a
■ftrike, as. in that event. the
t?he soft end miners
|Bo render would be cut o.V as
out of the question
the vast of p>
are. counting upon
of the miners soon b •
them that tie funds wil
|Bng to prolong
Kifm od be. situation
HUlly, Secretary White disap
■ of the proposed general suspen
■der, as well as of sympathetic
■ in general.
■CHERED ENTIRE FAIVIILY.
■me Find Near Town of Pru-
Bee, in Oklahoma Territory.
B Prudence, Oklahoma Territory,
■lies of a man, a woman and two
Bn, apparently members of one
J. mutilated into almost unrecog
fs masses, were found Tuesday,
bdies had been stripped of cloth
aving no means cf identification,
pupposed that the family were
ers and were robbed and mur
;by men w'ho made off with their
R of Columbia, South Carolina,
Meet and Take Action.
B $s meeting was held at the op-
M in Columbia, g. C., Tuesday
for th" purpose of taking
action for the supples
|B' gambling vil. The meet
largely att.-r.ded an ! was
Wetolutiuns were adop'e
the mayor, conn. an 1
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, JOE WHEELER IN LONDON.
will Assist in Organizaton of
pZr ng -
RAILROADS ALSO TIED UP.
Freight Handlers’ Strike at Chicago
Stops Traffic— No Sympathy
The freight handlers’ strike at Chi
cago which called out 9. 000 men Mon
day and seriously curtailed the hand
ling of freight, appeared no nearer
settlement Tuesday morning than at
Chairman Job, cf the state board of
arbitration, when asked if he had re
ceived an answer from the railroads
or the men to his offer of arbitration,
answered in the negative.
At all the freight houses pickets en
deavored to persuade newcomers from
taking jobs, and sought to lure men
away already at work. In the yards
of the I linois Central the men brought
in Monday were at work on perish
able freight. They spent the night in
sleeping cars brought for the purpose,
and ate their breakfast in dining cars,
mostly of the pattern used on construc
A man familiar with the present
trouble and experienced in strikes
‘‘lf the teamsters come to the aid
of the freight handlers they will win;
if not, the chances are that they will
lose. It is too easy for the railroads
to bring in new men.”
This statement Is full of meaning in
connection with the statement of offi
cials of the Teamsters’ union, who
have said that the freight handlers
proceeded to strike without the sanc
tion of the Chicago Federation of La
bor, and therefore they would be al
lowed to fight out their own salvation.
The jobbing interests of the city
are seriously tied up in their shipping
which left the freight yards are in
many instances still waiting to be un
loaded. The roads so far have had
but little chance of handling anything
save perishable freight.
DOCTORS OPPOSED IT.
King Edward, However, Insisted on
Being Crowned Next Month.
The news that the coronation of
King Edward was to be held before
the middle of August was published
in America before it wag known in
But the London Times and other pa
pers of Tuesday morning confirmed
the Associated Press announcement.
From the same excellent source the
Associated Press learns that the press
ing forward of the coronation was due
to the personal insistance of the king.
His doctors were at first opposed to
such an early date but the king de
clined to agree to any other plans un
til he is crowned and the doctors final
ly realizing that more danger svas like
ly to arise in opposing his majesty on
this point agreed to it. They now see
the king was right and that it will be
far better for him to get through the
turmoil of the coronation as soon as
possible than to have it hanging over
him for months. Jving Edward has de
termined not to break rap the court at
Buckingham pa’ace until after the cor
onation. He may go en board his
yacht for a few days’ cruise, but he is
more likely to remain in London till
the affair is over and then take a pro
GRIGGS TO OPEN CAMPAIGN.
Chairman of Democratic Congressional
Committee Outlines Plans.
Judge Griggs, of Georgia, chairman
of the democratic congressiional com
mittee, left Washington Tuesday morn
ing for New York, where he will meet
Ben T. Cable, chairman of the execu
tive committee, on the latter’s return
“Our campaign will commence at
once,” said Judge Griggs, “and the is
sue will be tariff nurtured trusts. The
republicans can not satisfy the people
by having their president tour the
country talking against the trusts.
They have sinned away their day of
grace by refusing to consider trust
legislation, when they had ample op
portunity and when every democrat in
congress would have . oin-ed them.”
The headquarters of the committee
will be opened at once in Chicago.
SECRETARY SHAW MISSING.
Revenue Cutter Gresham Long De
layed in Reaching Boston.
Much anxiety was expressed in Bos
ton, Mass., Wednesday over the non
arrival of the United States revenue
cutter Gresham, having on board Sec
retary of the Treasury Shaw and his
The Gresham left New York early
Tuesday evening and at the slowest
kind of travel she would have reached
Boston within twenty-four hours.
The peculiar thing is that since leav
ing New York all trace of the Gresham
has been lost.
HA v SCORES A SUCCESS. _
Secretly tetate Takes Prompt Ac
,ion on Appeal of Chinese.
S cretary H ly ' s prompt action upon
the appeal of he Chinese government
through Yuan, shi Kai and Minister
Wu relative t*Athe evacuation of Tien
Tain* has met success. The for
eign generals have*stood in the
way of evacuating w-i'.l receive instruc
tions from theljr home governments.
HUNDREDS LOSE LIFE
Another Appaiiin Horror V sits
DEADLY FIRE-DAMP EXPLOSION
Victims Completely Buried by Falling
Earth—Death Roll May Reach
Three Hundred —,-iorri-
Johnstown, Pa., has again been vis
ited by an appalling disaster.
It is only less frightful than the aw
ful calamity of May 31, 18S9, in cost
of life, but in its terrible consequences
it has brought the shadow of sorrow
into hundreds of homes made desolate
by a mine explosion which took place
in the Cambria Steel Company’s roll
ing mill mine under Westmont Hill at
12:20 o’clock Thursday afternoon.
How many are dead it will take sev
eral days to fully determine, but that
it is a long and shocking nst it is cer
tain. It may reach 200 or more.
It was nearly an hour after the ex
plosion before any general knowledge
of what had happened got abroad.
Men who escaped with their lives told
the terrible news, and it soon spread
like wildfire all over the city.
In scores of homes there were the
most pathetic scenes. Mothers, wives,
daughters, sons and relatives wrnre
frantic with grie'f. Hundreds rushed
to the mines and with sobbing hearts
awaited the awful news.
Rescuers Driven Back.
At the opening across the river from
the point the Cambria Iron company’®
police, with several assistants, stood
guard, permitting no one lo enter the
mine, from which noxious gases were
It was nearly 4 o’clock when all
hope of sending rescue parties from
the Westmont opening was abandoned.
Two men who had escaped from the
mine—Richard Bennett and John Mey
ers —went back two miles to see what
assistance could be rendered, but the
frightful damp drove them back and
they fell prostrate when they finally,
after a desperate struggle, reached
the outside. Two doctors gave the men
assistance and, after working with
them a half hour, restored them. Their
story of the situation in the mine soon
made it clear that the rescue work
could not proceed from the Westmont
opening, and hasty preparations were
made to begin that task at the Mill
Soon after the news of the explosion
reached the Cambria officials, Mining
Engineer M. G. Moore and one of his
assistants, A. G. Prosser, made an at
tempt to enter the mine. They were
followed by Mine Superintendent G. T.
Robinson, .but the deadly gases stop
ped their progress and they were com
pelled to return to the surface.
The catastrophe occurred in the sec
tion of the mine known among miners
as “Klondike.” The section is about a
mite a-nd a half from the main entrance
of the rolling mill mine.
The few survivors who have escaped
from tne depths of the mine describe
the condition to be frightful. Outside
of the Klondike the mines are safe and
uninjured. Within the fatal limits the
havoc wrought by the explosion is
fearful. Solid walls cf masonry three
feet in thickness were torn down as
thought made of paper. Tire roofs of
the mine were demolished and not a
door remains standing. In the face of
these difficulties even the most heroic
efforts toward rescue seem hopeless.
Miners who left the mine by way of
the mill creek entrance brought horri
ble stories of crawling over the dead
bodies of their comrades.
William Stibieh spent several hours
at the Mill creek opening. He said
that he believed as many as 450 men
were still in the mine. In his opinion,
from all he cduld glean, not to exceed
150 men had come out.
Cuba to Relegate Old Spanish Coins.
The council of Cuban secretaries
has decided to withdraw from oircula
ton the Spanish silver coins isrued in
the reign of Queen Isabella U before
PLENTY OF WATER IN KANSAS.
Floods Inundate Large Area, But Lit
tle Damage is Done.
A Kansas City, Mo., dispatch says:
The Missouri river began failing Fri
day night, despite the enormous vol
ume of water poured out by the Kan
sas river. People in the lowlands
have been driven from their homes,
corn fields have been inundated and
water stands in the streets of Armor
dale, where the packing houses are
pumping water from their floors. The
financial loss has been small, and no
life has been lost.
FILIPINOS AS TRAITORS.
Erstwhile Insurgent Generals to be
Imprisoned for Years.
GeneraJaJasilon, who has been con
victed off r W*.4Son. at Cebu, island of
Cebu, ha£ been sentenced to ten years’
imprisonment and pay a fine of $2,-
000. General Noviso,\who was jointly
charged with was
sentenced to seven imprison
ment and a similar fine.'
OFFERED CASH FOR FREEDOM.
District Attorney Erwin Makes Sensa
tional Statement— Canadians Sur
prises at Charges Preferred.
A Washington special says: Marion
Erwin, the specal assistant attorney
general in the prosecuton of the
charges against Gaynor and Greene,
Friday made the following statement
in reply to the charge of Mr. Tasche
reau, of counsel for Gaynor and
Greene,, made in the Quebec court that
he (Erwin) had offered to drop the
case against the defendants if they
would pay 8500,000 to the United
“There is nothing in the statement
from Quebec that I offered to settle
the case for $500,000 except this-:
“When the prisoners were taken to
Montreal Benjamin D. Greene, in a
conversation with me, which he re
quested, stated that he and John F.
Gaynor would pay the government
$300,000 in settlement of the whole
controversy. I replied that the sum
stated was not sufficiently large for
mo to mention to the attorney general
I, however, did mention it to the attor
ney general. Mr. Knox, who said that
my answer was- the appropriate one.”
Taschercau Attacks Erwin. •
Advices from Quebec state that the
Gaynor-Greene cases Friday were of
very little interest as regards the case
itself. In referring to the reports sent
to Attorney General Knox by Mr. Er
win. Mr. Taschereau strongly protest
ed against the remarks made by Mr.
Erwin respecting the judi lary. He
was quite surprised, he said, that in
his report Mr. Erwin had not inform
ed the United Slates authorities that
he had made an offer to the prisoners
to drop the case if the latter would
pay over $500,000 to the United States
government. This offer, Mr. Tasche
reau said, was made in. the Windsor
'Aotef’YMontreal, on the Saturday fol
-IpWiy £ the arrival of Gaynor and
Messrs. McMaster and Dan Durand
protested against Mr. Taschereau’s
remarks regarding Mr. Erwin’s report
and said the latter had not reflected
on the judges, but, on the contrary,
had expressed high appreciation of
them. They did not believe that Mr.
Erwin ever made suctj an offer to
Mr. McMcMaster then presented a
motion to quash the habeas corpus
writs issued on June 20 and 21 by
Judge Caron. The counsel for the ac
cused asked for a delay to Tuesday
next for reply. This delay was grant
ed and counsel for the prosecution,was
given until Friday next, to arrange the
replies of counsel for the defense. Mr.
Taschereau also moved that Judge Ca
ron fix a day for a hearing on the mer
its of the case. But the judge remark
ed that the motion to quash the writs
of habeas corpus had precedence.
Surprise is expressed at Ottowa at
the complaint by a legal representa
tive of the United States that vexa
tious delays have occurred in connec
tion with the extradition of Messrs.
Gaynor and Greene, and the reported
intention of the Washington authori
ties to complain to the imperial gov
ernment is scarcely credited. The
case is in the courts and if counsel for
the prisoners take advantage of the
technicalities in the interest of their
clients delays are unavoidable. But
for this, perhaps, the federal authori
ties are not to be held responsible.
The law clearly sets forth the course
to be followed in an Extradition case.
Judgment must be rendered in accord
ance with the facts brought out.
Should the evidence justify a commit
ment for extradition, the judges or
extradition commissioner forwards the
evidence to the department of justice
at Ottawa, together with his report,
when the latter issues a warrant for
extradition. The department has no
right to intervene unless the offense
for which extradition is sought is a po
litical one., If sufficient grounds for
the extradition of the accused can he
established the two men wil be hand
ed over in due course.
Mont Pelee Takes Fresh Start.
A dispatch from Fort De France,
Martinique, says: There was a fresh
eruption of Mont Pelee Friday morn
RESERVOIR WREAKS RUIN.
Thirty-Five Persons Drowned and
Many Houses Destroyed.
Advices of Friday from Valparaiso
state that thirty-five persons were
drowned and many houses destroyed
on the estate of Claudio Vienna, at
Las Palmas, as a result of the bursting
of a reservoir there.
Owes Over Eight Millii n Dollars.
The tribunal of commerce at Paris
Friday declared the "Caisse Generates
deg Families” to be insolvent. The lia
bilities are said to be forty million
IN THREE CENTURIES HE LIVED.
Aged Citizen of Bennettsville, South
Carolina, Passes Away.
Jeremiah Poison died at Bennetts
ville. South Carolina, aged IjJ years.
He was the oldest man ever known in
that section. Mr. Poison celebrated
his 113th birthday July 2. He could re
member events in three centuries and
i was conscious tq -the last.
Erwin Insists on Extradition of
Greene and Gaynor.
REQUESTS APPEAL TO ENGLAND
District Attorney Calls Upon Secretary
Hay—National Quarrel May
Yet Resu.'i From the
A Washington special ;avs: Strain
ed inflations between the United States
and Great Britain may result from the
thus far ineffectual attempt to secure
the extradition from Canada of Greene
and Gaynor, the American fugitives
now iu Quebec. Assistant Attorney
General Marion Erwin, of Macon, who
has been conducting the case against
the fugitives, Wednesday filed a report
with the attorney general which cast
severe reflections on the legal proceed
ings in the. Dominion. Upon the
strength of Mr. Erwin ’s report acting
attorney general has made representa
tions to Secretary Hay and asked the
intervention of the state department.
Mr. Erwin’s report is clear and com
prehensive statement of the whole pro
ceeding* in the case since h<y first
made plans to secure the extradition of
Greene and Gaynor. It contains some
severe strictures on certain Canadian
officials and tells the whole Atory of
the difficulties met on every wei from
Canadian authorities, who slMied to
be bound, according to Mr. Erwin, to
prevent the Unuited States autnorities
from obtaining possession of the two
Mr. Erwin concludes Lis report by
saying that “before the prisoners can
be taken out of Canada we will have
to submit the regularity of the proceed
ings to a high;(official of the Dominion
government \yjiose firm was retained
in advance of, the extradition proceed
ings to resist extradition and whose
powerful political Influence has been
felt at every turn the case has taken.
If this state of affairs continues with
out protest on the part of our govern
ment we might as well understand in
advance that extradition of criminals
from Canada under our treaty does not
apply to cases where fugL.ves are
charged with* financial crimes.”
Secretary Hay had left the slate de
partment. Wednesday when the letter
came from the department of justice,
accompanied by Mr. Erwin’s report,
arrived. Mr. May bad evidently no in
timation that the department of jus
tice had intended to call upon him in
the matter. Pending a perusal of the
j letter and the report Secretary Hay is
| undecided what course of action should
be followed in calling the matter to the
attention of the lirkish authorities.
Representations may be matjle through
the British embassy, of whifth Mr. Ar
thur S. Raiks is the charge d’affaires
and who is now at oar Harbor, or Am
bassador Choate may be m strueted to
make complaint to the uut at
London. Mr. Envin is in ’asliington,
but he declines to make any state
ment be.yqnd that contained in his
This does ot mean that the United
States proposes to abandon its case
against Greene and Gaynorj- The pro
ceedings Will continue.
“UNCLE RUSS” FIGHTfcJ TRUST.
Goes to Cfcurt to Protect HVs Holdings
Russe-lltsagey'ijas made application
to Judge ItefArthur, at Newark, N. J.,
to bfl mafle a co-complainant In the
suit to reitraW the conversion of pre
ferred stoCik of the United States Steel
Corporatiom to the amount of $200,000,-
000 intolidper cent bonds. Mr. Sage in
his stated he was the own
er of 6,0 l shares of United States
Steel preferred stock avid 2,000 shares
of the I!lifted States Steel common.
Loss Over a'Millio'n in Nebraska.
'■ A conservative* estimate places the
losses from floods in Nebraska at more
than a million doljars, and some ex
ceed twice that anajiunt.
CHARLESTON w4 VAL STATION.
Secretary of Navy Orders That Addi
tional Land£3 Bought.
Secretary MoodA' has authorized
Rear Admiral EmJTcott, chief of the
bureau of yards anif docks. to proceed
with the purchase of tfi 1-4 acres of ad
ditional land for the new naval station
at Charleston, S. C.
Admiral Endicolt Thursday tele
graphed to the mayor of Charleston
asking if the offer of Charleston city
to sell this land still held good, and
when th*- favorable reply which is ex
pected is received, the purchase will
be spepdlly consummated.
CORONATION AUGUST NINTH.
That is the Program if King Edward
is*Well by that 'lime.
A London dispatch says: It is said
on good authority that’subject to the
approval of King Edward’s physicians,
the coronation will occur August 9.
King Edward Is not yet able to sit
up, but every day he is removed to an
adjustable couch, which gives a wel
come Aange to his position, i
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Brief Summary o-f
Important Events®*^ 6 *
of Each Day.
President Spencer says the j
step in the new depot matter at Atqßnl
ta. Ga.. is for the state
say whether or not it is going to t>uiiS|
—Work lias begun on plat of
ta. Ga., Car Wheel Company, whtflHf
wil: be one of the most extensive man®
ufacturing plants in the south.
—Jury at Charleston awarded
damages to Henry Powell,of New
in suit against Atlantic Coast
During expositon he presented tjHSjl
for validation and ownership was qil® f:
tioned. Dispute arose and Powell
—The Alabama committee appointed
to arrange details for primaries report
that an agreement was reached pro
viding for a second and third prmary,
when necessary, similar to the South
—District Attorney Marion Erwin
denies that he proposed to cease pur
suing Gaynor and Greene if $500,000
was paid to the Unted States. On the
contrary, he says Gaynor and Greene
offered $300,000 to be allowed to es
—The United States revenue cutter
Gresham, with Secretary Shaw and
family on board, reached Boston,
Mass., Friday after being long overdue
from New' York. The Gresham was
delayed by dense fogs.
—At a meeting of the state execu
tive committee Thursday in Montgom
ery, Ala., a general democratic primary
—The strike of the coal miners in
the Birmingham, Ala., district is said
to be further from settlement now
—A negro in Norfolk who killed a
city coroner barricaded his house anil
was arrested only after he had stood
the police off for two hours and his
body was riddled with bullets.
—C. F. Osborne, cleared recently of
alleged wife murder, is rearresie'd ac
cused of the murder of a former wife
—By an explosion of fire damp in a
mine of the Cambria company at.
Johnstown, Pa., Thursday hundreds of
men were killed.
—The United States is bent on re
moving the.friars from the Philippines
and the note of the Vatican is not re
ganjed as satisfactory.
—The strike of the freight handlers
at Chicago is still on. the laborers hav
ing refused to accept the settlement
tendered by the arbitration committee.
—lt is reported in Paris that J.
Plerpont Morgan will refund the Turk
ish debt, receiving for his services
concessions which will make him tiio
practical ruler of the Ottoman empire.
—Queen Alexandra opened the coro
nation bazaar in London Thursday. A
feature of the bazarr was the display
of jewels by Plerpont Morgan and oth
ers, valued at $15,000,000.
—ln the house of commons John Dil
lon bitterly Hacked British rule In Ire
land, alleging that juries are system
atically packed to convict Innocent
—At ad-meeting In Atlanta Wedno’s
day, ord\ries unite with clerks and
sheriffs uMder name of County Officers'
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