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Japan Issued Her Ofllcial Proclamation at
AN APOLOGY MADE TO THE ENGLISH
War Is Formally Declared by Japan.
The Government Did Not Know
That the Kow Shing Was an Eng.
lish Vessel Spain Views the Situa
tion with Anxiety and Buys War
Equipments Notes of the Conflict.
London, Aug. 1.
EXCHANGE Telegraph company
announces that WBr between
China and Japan was formally
dpclared at noon today by Japan,
'i he Japanese minister, at S o'clock
this afternoon, informed the Earl of
Kiuiberlev, the secretary of state for
foreign affairs, that a state of war ex
ists between Japan and China.
Hugh Matheson, of Hugh Matheson
& Co., and Jardine, Matheson & Co.,
London and Shanghai, from whom tho
Chinese transport Kow Suing, sunk by
a Japanese cruiser, was chartered, re
ceived a dispatch today from Tien
Tsin, dated Aug. 1, sayiilg that Colonel
Von Hannekin, formerly aide-de-camp
of Li Hung Chang, the viceroy of
China, who was on board the transport
when she fonndered, but was saved.
The dispatch adds that a court of in
quiry has been opened at Tion Tsin, in
on'oi that the real facts in connection
with the sinking of the Kow Sbing
may be known.
It is quite probable that the English
owners will insist upon reimburse
ment for the loss of their vessel and
that Great Britian will back up the
The Chinese location today received
dispatch from Tien Tsin, dated 11 n.
Ang. 1, but no mention whs made
second naval battle having taken
between China or Japan or of a
diet between the land forces of the
SPAIN IS ANXIOUS.
Lite Span inn government, its a result
ot Us misgivings, , officially expressed,
regarding the possible results to the
Philippine Islands, in the event of
Jp- j) becoming the dominant power
in the east, purchased today thro?
cruisers from English firms. The
Spanish government is apprehensive
that Japan may utilize the troubles at
the Island of Mindanao as a pretext to
execute her alleged ambitious designs
regarding the Philippine Islands.
I'OKIO, Aug. 1. The Japanese gov
ernment has instructed its minister in
London to apologize to Great Britain
for firing upon and sinking tho trans
port Kow Sbing while Bhe was flying
the British fi isr, and to inform Great
Britain that the commander of the
Japanese cruiser did not know that the
Kow Siiinit was a British vessel until
after the fight.
The vovernraent has also informed
the representatives of the foreign pow
ers hero that a state of war exists be
tween Japan and China. This is re
enrded as equivalent to a declaration
Captain Galsworthy of the Kow
Shing and many other persons who
were on board the transport were res
oued by the boats of the Japanese war
RUMORS OF ANOTHER FIGHT,
Yokohama, Japw, Aug. 1. A dis
patch has been received here which
in supposed to refer to the Kow Shing;
but, which may refer to the Chen
Yuen, or soma otner vessel. It says
that a Chinese warship and a transport
Having on bonra l.oUU troops have been
sunk by Japanese warships, and that a
. Chinese gunboat has been captured by
t Hp Japanese.
Tho govemmmit of Japan has been
informed that Cuineso reinforcements
have hewn sent tJ Korea, which fact
Japan considers as a menace.
Messages between Japanese officials
have been stopped in Ubina.
Shanghai, Aug. 1. The damage to
to the (Jhen-xnen, the Chinese battle
ship which was at first reported sunk.
is SO great that some time intuit elnnRA
'before it can be fully repaired and the
vessel be sent out to the scene of opera
Six Chinese transports packed with
treops sailed on Monday from Cbe
loo. 1 hey were oonveyed by three
The North China news confirms the
report or fighting at Yazhan. It says
that the Japanese brought up for the
nunc every available man, almost de
nuding Seoul of troops. The successful
aeiense msae oy the (Jbinese was di
rected bv European officers.
ANXIOUS about MISSIONARIES.
Baltimore, Aug. 1. Biihop Alphens
W. Wilson, of the Southern Methodist
church, who bas traveled extensively
1 f I i T . J
in vuina auu aiapHu, ana spent many
years in connsewbn with the mission
work in those countries, says:
"There is no reason to fear for the
safety of the missionaries, both men
and women, new stationed in China
and Korea. While not direst! v con
cerned in the dispute between China
and Japan, the missionaries will prob
ably reel its elteots, Decause or the
readiness of the natives to visit
the responsibility of trouble on
- foreigners, no matter bow remote th
work of the missionaries , may be
from the cnuse of the trouble. While
this present danger to the missionaries
is to bo feared, it if likely that the war
in the long ran will help the caase of
the missions calling attontion to them
ana to their ohjouts, and by stiinulat
lng the govsruuient to greater conces
siousin their behalf." .
The Orat Ota'.or Take. No Stock la tbe
Qon.t. Tariff Bill.
Washington. Anir. 1. Conorressman
Bourko Cochruu, who has been absent
from the city on acoount ot illness in
bis family, returned to Washington
this morning. lie bnd na intervisw
with the president today, at which the
tariff sltuatiou was incidentally dis-
cusssd. bat Be delined to give the
purpose of the conversation regarding
tiie existing oesa loeir. Mr. uoeuran,
himself, makes do secret of his posi
tion He says that he voted for the
tariff hill notwithstanding the income
tax, in order to socure tariff reform.
lie is not prepared, he says, to Ban-
port the senate bill, which has stricken
oat tariff reform, find left nothing but
the income tax lie does not think the
senate bill is better than no bill. If
the senate bill, he says, comes before
the boats, be will rote against it.
COXtYASKS FOR GRUB.
Th General Want, the War Department
to F.ed His Ragamuffin.
Masillon, 0 . Aue. 1. "General"
Coxey has issued the following appeal
"On behalf of.-100 hnncrv citizens of
the United Stated, now assembled near
the capitol to secure redress of their
grievances, the undersigned would most
respectfully petition that you immedi
ately pass a resolution authorizing the
secretary of war to issue $500 worth of
rations to relieve them in their present
distress until food now in transit from
the went, but detained on account of
the strike, can reach them."
A COOL FORGER.
Horace D. Baker. Who Played the
Sunday School Racket Caged
at Bridgeton, N. Y.
Bhidgeton. N. J.. Aue. 1 Horace
D. Baker, the forger arrested in Vine-
and, N, J., was brought here to-dav
and will be given a hearing on Satur
day. Police authorities in. man v states
hav9 already begun to clamor for him.
His operations have kept him
in the swim for several years,
and it is known thus far that
his nimble pen bss netted him fuliv
tuu.uuu. a is an ingenious, cool, cal
culating and industrious operator,
banking upon tbe credulity of others.
He sat himself up as a religious enthu
siast, worming himself into the good
graces or tne members or cliuruhe3 and
societies by bis earnest prayers and
exnoriations, ana then using these
very people to farther bis swindling
Tbe record of his operations reads
like a romance of the modern school.
His long freedom from capture is a
innate to nis genias.
13 j Iter s real name is Robert E. Har
vey, though bis operations have been
couauctea under various names.
THE BEAK GROWLS.
Russia Prepared to Taka a Hand In the
X irean Coi filet.
St. PETEUSBUito.Aiig. 1. The Russian
newspapers are uuauitnnus in saying
tbat, whatever tbe result of the war
between China and Japan, Russia will
not tolerate and diminution in Korean
territory nor alienation of Korean in
dependence. Russia, it is declared.
will not permit nv interference upon
the part of Great Britain or any other
power, if such interference endangers
The newspapers urge tbe eovern
ment to adopt military and naval mea
sures in tne Pucibo and upon the Russian-Korean
frontier, calculated to un
noia tne interests of Russia should she
be called upon to defend them.
The Hidden Festllenoe Eased for i
We.k In the Duchy of Bukowina.
London, Aug. 1. The Cbronicle'i
correspondent at Vienna siys that
cholera bas been racing; for a week in
several districts of tho Duchy of Buko
wina. 1 lie ract bas hitherto been con
cealed in order to preveut the enforce
ment or sanitary measures.
The authorities who are responsible
for the secrecy will be prosecuted. Yes
terday mere were twonty-nve new
cases at baybusch and eighteen nt
Bucas. The disease is spreading rapidlv
FOR A NEW UTOPIA.
A Land Club to Colonizi an Ilonl ot
the British Columbian Coast.
Vancouver, B. C. Aug. 1. Aco
operative colony is to be established
here at au early date. It is proposed
by a land club to procure one of the
many fertile islands up the coast and
send np pioneers, who will build
houses and clear the lands.
The government bas promised assist
ance. The sottlers will engage in
farming and fishing.
HEW COLO DISCOVERY.
Rich Ore Depo.it Found at Silver Moun
tain, Near Lav.ta, Ool.
Laveta, Col.. Aug. 1. The inhabi
tants or tnis vicinity are excited over
a rich strike that has been made on Sil
ver Mountain. Tbe ore assays $700 in
gold to the ton, and everything indi
cates that it will become richer a
progress is made.
Many people are preparing to go to
IN OUR OWN COMMONWEALTH.
The sudden death of Miss Lizzie O'Neil,
of Spriugfiold, Chester county, crazed her
Grand Army Republican Post No. 5, of
Honolulu, will bo represented In the com
lng Grand Army parade at P.ttsburg.
Mayor Slianatnan. of Road In 2. is expect
ed to veto that city's. purchase off 15,000
worm ot its own sewer ponds.
Reading railroad trainmen recently sus
pended for brotherhood affiliations will re
turn to duty as non-unionists.
John D. Benson has been taken back
Irom Norristowu to New liurnswick, N.
i., nnaer mirty-uve Indictments for con
The oustinir of fitnnlien Cnllinrf nf PIt(-.
burg, as national organizer of the Junior
Order of Uuited American Mechaulcs, is
iu wiume a luroro in tne order.
Encineer Brandt ln.rnlnnlW an V aA Mr a
Frederick Houser's 10 year-nlit son from
peiug cut to pieces on the railroad at
Lictmuon, thouKli both mother and son
werestrucK Dy the engine.
AU the employes about thn TTnlnn atn.
tion wore put on full time nt Horrisburg
yesterday, Including gatemon. ushern.
clerks and other attache. Their time had
Been greutly reduced since last spring.
Tlie Siaato Ma; Investigate Causes Leading
to lis Origin.
APPROPRIATION BILLS PASSED
Mr. Hoar's Lively Little Speech in
Reference to Boston's Request
That Congress Resign House
Agrees to the Conference Report on
the Senate Amendments to Agri
cultural Appropriation Bill An
other Contested Election Case.
Washington, Aug. 1.
THE sonate was enlivened today by
h little speech from Senator
Hoar, who referred to the printed
petition presented to the senate
today and which had been circulated in
Boston purporting to have been adopted
nt public meetings in Funnuel hall and
upon Boston Common, with the motto,
"Let congress resign. The question
of the time when publio officials should
lay down their trust has been fixed by
tbe American people, Mr. Hoar suid.in
the constitutiou and laws, and iu a
much mora peremptory manner than
could possibly be done by "The worthy
gentlemen" who had signed the peti
tion. Senators and representatives had
terms fixed to their otlbe an 1 tbe pre
sident of the senate (the vies president
of the United States) would cease to
exorcise his official duties on March 4,
1897, unless he should be "promoted to
an office more honorable or with more
power." This was Mr. Hoars witty
contribution to the presidential aspira
tion of Mr, btevenson, who listened to
it aud only smiled iu his placid man
Most of the day was occupied in tho
consideration of amendments offered
bv senators to the suudry civil bill.
Among thosa that were ndopted were:
Appropriating $175,000 for additional
ground at the Philadelphia poBtoffice;
appropriating $20,000 additional to fin
ish the Chester, Pa., custom house and
postofiioe in stone instead of hrickj in
creasing from $273,000 to $100,000 the
impropriation for surveys of publio
lands; m iking tho decision of immi
gration commissioners excluding aliens
final and making those officers presi
dential appointments for four years.
NOVA SCOTIA COAL COMPANY.
Some additional work for Senator
Gray's sugar investigating committee
has been proposed Dy banator Uband-
ler, who offered a resolution instruct
ing that committee to inquire into facts
connected with the organization nnd
history of tbe Dominion Coal company
of Nova Scotia; whether the company
owed its organization to assurance that
the tariff duty n coal shall be repoaled
by congrecs; and who gave such assur
ances. The resolution will com? up
The conference report on the agri
cultural appropriation bill was pre
sented and agreed to the senate re
ceded from its Russian thistle million
dollar amendment. Tlie sundry civil
bill was again taken up and an amend
ment which was offered by Mr. Ilunton
(Dem., Vs.). authorizing the secretary
of war to emplov, in connection with
the Gettysburg National Military park,
a representative or the Army of .North
em Virginia (Confederate) "recognize:
as well as informed in its history," gave
rise to a discussion and was eventually
Final action was not taken on the bill,
proceedings of the house.
After agreeing to the conference re
port on the sonate nuimduisnt to tho
agricultural appropriation bill 'appro
priming a million dollars for the exter
mination of the Russiun thistle in the
northwest, the senate abandoning the
appropriation, the house proceeded to
the consideration of the contested else
tion case of Moore vs. Funston, from
tbe Second Kansas district. The com
mittee on elections reported in favor of
Moore, s claims to the seat for which
Mr- Funston holds the certificate and
wbick be bas occupied since congress
The case was argued for the con
testant by Mr. Jones (Dem., Va ), who
made the report for the committee ; Air.
Brown (Dem., Ind. ), chairman of the
eninmiitee, nnd Mr. Armond K(Dem.,
Mo ,), for tue Bittingrmeiober, Mr. Mc,
Call (Rpp., Mas), who made the
minority report in his favor, Mr.
Daniels (Rep., N. Y.), Mr. Waueh (Rep.,
Ind.). and Mr. f unston himself spoke,
The resolutions offered by the minority
that Moore was not eltcted and that
Funston were defeated by p irty votes,
ana then at o.hj the house adjourned,
postponing until tomorrow tue votes
that will unseat Funston and put
Moore in his place.
Conf.renoe Committee a. Far Apart as
on the First Day lki; Met.
WASHINGTON, AUg. 1. It Was
thought that when the Democratic
members of tbe conference committee
on tbe tariff bill adjourned this
afternoon sometliiua dsfiuite would
have been agreed upon, but the re
verse whs tlie result. The con
fere sb were to use tho lungasge of one
of the senators, as far apart iib the first
day they met about the conference
table. At tbe close of tbe morning
session Chairman Wilson of tbe ways
and means committee, who represents
the administration, went directly to the
white home and had a long conference
with the president.
When the conforrees met again this
afternoon a number of tontativd prop
ositions were advanced by the bouse,
but none of them were such that
they could be accepted by the
senate. It is know that the sugar
schedule alone prevents an agreement
and that as soon as that is out
of the way the rest of the work will
require but a short time. At the con-
feronce today the house members of
fered as a solution ot the trouble tbe
original sshedule proposed by the sen
ate grauting a spucino duty of 1 cent
a pound (or sugar testing 60 degrses,
and then progressing upwards to re
fiued sugar, but this was rejected as
not acceptable to the senate.
One ot the house members ot tbe
conference said this evening that when
they met last Saturday the aenute
members were in an ugly mood and
were inclined to be dictatorial, and
that the hoase confereee were piqued
at ther conduct. This member
said it would necessarily take
some time for the cordial relations to
be restored, but that they had now re
timed to a working basis and wtre
getting on nicely. He said the bouse
conferreos were giving away in a num
ber of instances, nnd tbe senate was as
liberal as they could bo under tbe cir
cumstances. CHICAGO FIRE.
Thre. millions Go TJo lit Smoke
CuiCAao, Aug. 1 Flnnaes tonight
ilestroyed more property and iu a
shorter space of time than any fire
which lias visited Chtoago since the
big conflagration of 1873. Over 3,000,-
000 worth of lumber, electri
cal apparatus, cars, car wheels,
castings, stoves, patterns, buildings,
aud other material were consumed
in a blazing furnace of over
a half milo square in the less than
three hours time. The scene of tbe fire
was that whioh is known us tbe luin
bor district. The territory bnrnod over
was bounded by Ashlaud avenue on tbe
east of the south branch of the Chicago
river on the routes, Biue Island avenue
on the north and Roby etreot on tu
Tee fire was the worst which the de
partment bus been called on to fight in
the lust twenty-two years. There were
many casualties among the firemen
and spectators. The only death, so far
as heard, was that ot a boy who fell
from a pile of lumber in a river slip
and was drowned.
National Debt Statement, Showing
Increase of Gold Coin, Bars and
Silver During the Month.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 1. The
debt statement issued this afternoon
shows u net decreasein tbepnhlio debt,
less cash in treasury, during July of
$1,544,821.40. Theinterest bearing debt
increased $700. 000 ;thnon-intereet bear
ing debt decreased ul 0U5 Si); aud tlie
cash in the treasury increased S1.4W.
015.90. The balance of the several class's
of debt at the close of bnsinem July 31
wre: Interest bearing debt, $11:31,042,
500; debt on whieh interest Iihh censed
since maturity, $1,840,850.2(1: debt
bearing no interest, $371), 1)50, 470 92;
The certiboate and treasury notes
offset by an equal amount ot cash in
the treasury outstanding: at the end of
the month wer $010,973 329, an in
crease of $1,016,909.
The total cash in the treasury was
$774,201,700.31. The gold reserve was
$5-1,075 (51)7. Net cash balances $'J4,
In tbe month there was nn increase
in gold coin and bars of $10,194 597.14,
the total at the close beiug $120,922
830 41. Of Bilver there was an increase
of $581,973.14, Of the surplus ther
was in national bank depositories $17,-
400,154 52. against $17,393,203.08 ut the
end of the previous moutii.
Champion Corbett Is Not Afraid of Fuji-
New York, Aug. 1, Jamos J. Cor
bett, the champion pugilist, arrived
here on the White Stur line steamer
Majestic today. H went nt once to
his house, No. 140 West Thirty eighth
street, nccompuuied by Mrs.. Corbett
and Mr. Brad v. In speaking of his
trip on coming up from quarantine,
Yes, it is true that I have bad i
most enjoyable three months abroad.
I wus well received wherever I went
auJrmade many friends -among our
English cousins. Bat that is now
matter or history, wuat 1 am
interested in now is the future.
I came back to this country (or
the express purpose of meeting
Peter Jackson. 1 will remain in
this city until Aug. 14, and if
Jackson wants to fight, be has only
to appear here. I will see him when
ever he comes, and within five minutes
the whole thing can be Jsettled, It has
been said that I would meet Jackson
only in Jacksonville. That is not true,
I will meet Jackson wherever he wants
to meet me. It will take at least six
months for mo to get into good shape.
Supsrintendant of th Pardee O dir.
PiiiLLirsDUita, Pa., Aug. 1. This
morning as the men who were working
In the Pardee mines, were marching
to work in a body, they were stopped
by the striking miners ami asked to at
tend a meetinir that was to De held I in
mediately and discuss the advisability
of returning to work. The working
miners agreed aud went to the meet
After tbe matter bad been discussed
for some time the superintendent nf
the mines stuted that be understood
that there was to bo a conference be
tween the men and sevsral represents
tive operators in Philadelphia this
week, aud that be would shut the
mines down until Monday morning of
BIG GATHERING AT FARVIEW..
Matcn. Will Keet and Uake Kerry
This morning at 9 o'clock a special
train will leave the new Udlaware and
Hudson station on Lsckwnnna ave
nue to convey the members ot the local
masonio lodges to Farview, where they
will meet visiting members irom JNsw
Extensive arrangements have been
mud for tbe entertainment of the
visitors at Farview.
Kiok.d by a Uule.
Michael Reap, a vouoe man who resides
on Btone avenue, was injured yesterday
in the Dodge mine by being uicned Dy
mule. He was conveyed to his home
where ho received medical attention. Ills
injuries are painful, but not serious,
FLYERS AT THE
nterestiug Features of tna Races Held
EIGHT THOUSAND SPECTATORS
The Downfall of J. M. D., the
Favorite, Said to Have Been Caused
by a Loose Shoe Thousands of
Dollars Are Thrown Into the Vari
ous Pools Robert J Leads in the
Pacing Events, Covering tho Mile
in 2.06 1-2.
Buffalo. N. Y, Ang. 1.
THE aowutall of J, M. D.. the red
hot favorite in the 2:25 class,
was the feature of to-day's
grand circuit racing, which
8,000 people witnessed. He was in
stalled a very pronounced favorite
right at tbe start, aud thousands of
dollars were thrown into the pool box.
J M D took the first two heats in
rather easy style, but both Cobwebs
and Rex Americus made the clip bo
hot in the finish of the third heat that
tho golding tired aud fell back beaten
and much distressed. In the fourth
heat J. M. D. was laid np and CohwebB
again showed iu front, hard pressed by
Rex Americus. In tho fifth Cobwebs
once more outfooted the coarse grained
son of Onward, and J M D was never
in the argument, his driver claiming
after it was over that he had thrown a
The special pacing race between
Robert J (2 05) aud Maseot (2.04) did
not prove mucn of a contest. Robert
J easily defeated his rival in the first
two miles and in the third waltzed
away from bim in a fashion that left
no donbt sb to which was the fastest
horse. The last mile was in 3. UGH.
within a bait second of the track rec
ord, held by Hal Pointer, and this could
have been beaten bad Geers forced
Robert J to do bis best Mascot was a
dozen lengths back in this mile, and it
looked at one time as it he would be
Joe Patchen has a hollow victory in
the 2 20 pace and only one of tbe field.
Angie D, could come any where near
aoing at his elip.
CoDwebs, the winner of the opening
event, is a six-year-old owned oy the
Turl brothers of New ork, who
bought her nt the Palo Alto sale last
October for $350.
2.25 class, trotting-, purse, J3.000
Uobwebs. cu. ov Wmps,
dam JSloIly Uobb lntnbIe..iJ 2
J. M. D., bg 1 1
Rex Americus, b. s 7
( lommte, g 3
Harry Ponuington 5
Oak Bourn 0 0 8 dr,
Time, a.l4) 'i.15, 8.12. M.1UX. -lutf-2.20
clnss. Pacini;, purse $2,000.
Joe Patchen, bill, h., by Patchen,
Wilkes, dam Josephine louugJ.
Anngio L, b. m 3 2
wjdia, b. m s 4
INli 0 3
Amelia 3 5
Carrie. Onward 4 8
Perndalo 7 C
Jennie McCoy 8 7
Time, 2.12, 2.12, 2.11.
Special nuciuK race, purse $2,500.
Robert J, b. g., by llartford, dam
Ueraldine (Geers) 1
Mascot, b. g., by Deceive, dam Miss
Gilmore (Turuer) 2 i
Timo, 2.08, 2.08, 2.00.
HE WAS A CRANK.
Wactid to So. tbe Prcaid.nt and "Lin.
Washington, Aug. 1 An undersized
mun lu working dross and carrying a
bag ot stone mason s tools over bis
shoulder called at tho White house to
day. He said bis name was Thomas
Cadogan and gave his address as the
Lynn House on Pennsylvania avenue,
In an excited manner ho told the
wntchmeu: I want to se the presi
"What for? asked the policeman
"They want to put me underground
and I want to tell the president about
it; and you must not stop mo. replied
Cadogau nervously, A telephone call
brought a patrol wajon. and the man
was carried to the Third precinct sta
tion, Papers were found in bis pock
ets making it appear that Cadogan
wanted to secure tbe president s per
mission to "line tbe Uanitol building,
He has called before at the white
houso, but was persuaded to go away.
HARD ON Trie HOBOS.
Will Heieafter Consigned
Hereafter the "hobos who are sent
to tue county i.m will not nave as
pleasant quarters oa ot yore.
They like tho place so woll that
muny of them ui..ko an effort to be re
turned as soon as their terms have ex
With a view to discouraging them
cells are to be fitted up iu the base
ment of the county jail where the
"hobos" will hereafter be confined
LI.sC CO. OFFICERS.
Dlr.otor. and Pro.ld.nt Eleot.d at Ye.-
At the election of olfioers of the
Lackawanna Iron and Coil company
held yesterday afternoon at tbe com
pany s omVe on Lackawanna avenue.
the following were eleot.d:
Edwin F. Hatfield, president, and
Directors Samuel Sloan, Peroy R Pyne,
William E. Dodge, D. C. Blair. Henry
A. C. Taylor, Moses lay lor Pyne,
Stephen S. Palmer and James Blair,
MEXICAN WAR VETERAN.
Conf.d.rat. G.n.ral Longilr.et Draws
P.n.lon from TJnol. Sam.
Washington. Aug. 1 A bill provl
diug for the pension of $50 a month
for General James Longstreet.tbe Con
federate general, on aecount of tbe
wounds received in the Mexican war
while he wassrving as major and pay
master in tbe Uuited States army, wus
ntroduced in the senate todav bv Mr.
Walsh (Dm., Ga.). General Long-
street receives it pension of $12 a month
under tho gniieral peusion act for the
relief of Mexican war veterans.
He asks that this be increased be-
ause ot bis advunoed age, wound re
ceived and total disability.
FOUR MAY BE DEAD.
Broken Axli Wrooksd a Train on Whioh
Ken Ware Stealing Rides.
Lancaster, Aug. 1. A broken axle
on a train composed almost entirely of
coal cars enused a bad wreck on the
Pennsylvania railroad at Pomeroy,
wenty-five miles east of this city, at a
ate hour last niirlit. Eighteen loaded
cars were burled irom the track and
their contents, aggregating 400 tons of
coal, scattered in every direction,
blocking all tracks and tearing up the
The debris was not cleared awav un
til afternoon. Charles Dingees, whose
home is in Egirletton, Vs.. and Will
iam Field, of Pittsburg, who were
stealing a ride, were hurled from the
cars and badly hurt. Miles Frankford,
brakomnn,of Columbia, Pa., was also
seriously injured. Field and Dingoes
sny that four young men boarded the
train lust east of this city, nnd as thev
have not been scon there are fears that
the bodies may be under tremendous
heaps of ooal piled along the track.
STILL A MYSTERY.
The Identity of the Woman Killed at
Philadelphia Has Not Been
Philadelphia. Aug. 1. A drivinir
ai jident in Fuirmount park on Monday
evening which caused the instant death
of a woman and the mystery surround
ing her identity has boen giving the
coroner and police considerable work
for the past two days. On Monday
evening Joseph D. Smith, a married
man, and one bearing a reputable name
and a chursh goer, made the acquaint
ance of a woman at a Riverside resort
and at her request took her for a drive
in I'airmount, park.
lue woman was driving and ran into
another carriage and she was thrown
out and instantly killed by break
ing her neck. She was pretty
and well dressed, and ns Smith knew
nothing of her, her body lay at the
morgue until last evening un
claimed. Then a man whose identity
has not been disclosed called at the
morgne and recognized the body as
that of a woman who had lived in fur
nislied rooms on Spring G ird m street
under the name of Mrs. Kitty Covelle.
At the address given by the man little
was about tbe woman, as she bad lived
there only five weeks, and ns she was
visited every evening by a man who
was thought at the houje to be her
Today a man giving the name of L.
P. Johnson ut the aillre3s of 33 Bar-
tram street, Now York city, called at
the morgue and identlfi)d the body as
that of Mis. Kate Alexander. Johnson
said that the woman was divorced from
her husband, woo is a New Yorkor,
and that she came of a good family iu
that city aud had relutives iu Buffalo
und Troy. Johnson said that the wo
man's relatives in Troy had boen noti
fied by some one in this city that she
Had bean killed und he bad bean sont
on to claim the body.
Johnson could not be found tonight
nnd the coroner declines to give any
information about tho case. He re
fused to say whether the name of
Alexander wus the woman's maiden
ni.ins or that of her divorced busbaud.
The inquest iu the case bus not yet
IS BRENNAN A MURDERER?
A Danville, Ind., Eon Held for the K:l'.
ing nf Engineer Byrnes.
Terrh haute, Ind., Aug. 1, The ar
rest ot J. R Brennun on a train from
Danville lust night may prove import
ant, Brennan is known to have mixed
up with tbe strikers at that place. He
qunrreled with Engineer Byrnes, who
was mysteriously murdered last Satur
day, and the engineer slapped bim.
Brennan is said to have declured be
would kill Byrnes.
Although known to have lived in
Danville, he denied having heard of
Byrnes' murder. He was turned over
to the authorities hero.
JUST OFF THE CABLE.
Tho Italian ministry has decided to raise
the sieue iu Italy.
The Euglish government won on a vote
for closure on the evicted temmU' bill.
The governor of Crete was shot by a
would-be assassiu, but. was only slightly
The Spanish government is quarantining
its ports nuuiust possible Marseilles
Fifty-eight new cases of cholera nnd
twenty-nine deiiths were reported iu Ua-
I lei u ou July -S and -'J.
Tho Chestor Cournut says that Prince
Adolplius of Teek has been botrothed to
Lady Margaret, daughter of the Duke ot
Tho Unionist members of the house of
cominoUK, the London Standard says, will
abstain from taking uny part in the com
mittee report stages of tho evicted teuauts'
The Italian government has issued a
circular letter to prefects instructing
them to retrain froni prosecuting anar
chists and socialists whu nro keeping
within the limits of tho new law.
President Casiuiir-Porior aud wife went
to their chateau at Pont-sur-Beine yester
day to spend the parliamentary recess.
The village was gayly decorated, nud the
president was received with acclamations.
Tho Loudon Standard says that tho
Arbitration party in the house of com
mous believe the government favor and
that thn prospects aio hopeful for the
adoption cf a twenty-fivn-yenr'a treaty of
ni'bit ration between the United btutes aud
"" I Washington, Ang. 1. Forecast
' for eastern i'ennniilvania. rfciin-
dcr storms Thundaii afternoon.
si i(iht changes in temperature, south wind a,
becoming west, f or western i'enusjliinniu,
local rains and thunder storms tonight and
Thursday, cooler, sotdh winds, becoming
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