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SCHANTON, PA., SATntDAl' MOIINJXG, AUGUST 0, 1001.
The Famous Stallion Gresceus As
tonishes His Admirers on the
HE MAKES A MILE IN 2:02
Track Is Lightning Fast, but Wind
Delays the Starts-Tho Crowd Dis
plays Much Enthusiasm Ovor tho
Performance Summaries of tho
Other Races Evonts at Island
By Exclusive WLv from The .Woolat'd Press.
Columbus, Auk. -' Crosccus, cham
pion (if tin; trotting turf, added ltiuve
luurols to Ills fame today by trotting
a mile in 2.02'i. reducing by half a
set nnd his week-old record of 2.n2"i.
made at Cleveland lust Friday. Tho
fhst Imlf was trotted In r,9i, the first
time tliat thu distance has boon cov
ered In less than nno minute by a
trotter. The time by quartern wns
vi. .Vi'i. I.HO'i and 2.02U. Only .a
stiff wind blowing directly up the
stretch kept Crcsceus from stopping
faster than 2.02. More than 12.000 peo
ple Journeyed to driving park to see the
great trotter In action. It was a bril
lant assemblage and Intense enthusi
asm for the horse was manifested.
The weather at 110011 was promising.
The sky was lowering and overcast,
and a few drops of rain fell, but not
enough to hurt the track, which was
in excellent condition, or to keep the
crowd away. About 2 o'clock the sky
cleared and the sun came out warm
and blicht, but the wind did not de
crease In force.
In the overnight pool selling, a great
deal of money went Into the box at
odds of $2.", to $17 on time against the
trotter. At the track, owing to the
tierce wind, the odds against the
mrso increased to $2." to $!, but the
Jackets of Crosoeus were game, and
took the short end as long as pools
were sold, George Ketcham appeared
on the track with Crcsceus a little bo
fore 3 o'clock. The horse and driver
were royally received, and Mr. Ketch
mil whs forced to lift his cap, as they
passed the stand. The champion
jogged three miles slower than three
minutes, and one' In 2.22. An hour
later, ho came out again and after
t( orlng several times, stopped a mile In
2.2.". Still biter he worked out for the
Inst time In L'.iri'i. He evidently had
great power In reserve, and the vast
throng waited patiently for the great
It was evident that the wind would
not decroits' before dark, and at 3.10
o'clock tin ..talllon was brought out for
the last Mine. Tim Murrneu. his train
er, war. ready to accompany him with
a runner, and Dan Lane waited at the
half mile polo to take him on from
At the Start.
On the Hfth score Ketcham nodded
for tho word, hut Crosoeus was not In
bis stride, and ho pulled up at the llrst
turn to try it again. Down to the wire
he rushed, the runner two lengths be
hind, and this time It was a go. Game
ly facing the breeze, the champion
started on his journey, moving with
apparent ease and at his greatest
f-peed. The runner caught him at the
quarter, and a nigh wont up from the
breathless throng as tho time went up
a quarter of a second less than thirty.
Now the wind was at his hack and. io
nizing the advantage, Ketcham kept
him at his great clip. Tho half-mile
polo was passed In .VHi seconds, ,1
record never before attained, and here
the second runner caught him up. Into
the far turn and around It the great
stallion rushed. Tho three-quarter polo
wnn reached In 1.S0U.
Then came the great trial, for as
Cresceiis turned into the stretch the
bitter wind heat him In the face, and
held him back by force. Pop the frac
tion of a second he seemed to falter,
but his driver's voice encouraged hlni,
and on he came. With indomitable
( ourage ho plunged In toward the fin
ish with unweakened stride and, In
spite of weariness and the buffeting of
the breeze, he Hashed under the wire a
winner against time.
Rut for the wind It Ik believed his
time would have been a second faster.
It was tho most wonderful mile ever
trotted on any track. Knthuslasni broke
loose as soon as tho horse had passed
tho wire. The crowd rushed onto the
track to greet the champion, and n
huge wreath of (lowers was hung
around his neck, Mr. Ketcham, owner
and driver, was carried to the Judge'
stand, and called on for a speech. In a
few words he expressed his apprecl
itlon of the Interest taken In the at
.empt, his trust In Ohio horses, and his
confidence In his own great trotter.
Crcsceus was not unduly fatigued by
his effort, and half nn hour later
eeemed ready to try for another mile.
First Itaee 2.1S c1jk, pacing; puie, ifj.imo:
C. F. W by ItrMoe (lllsliee) ..(42111
John It. I'ntU (Tmnci) 1 1 ,-, ji 5 n
f-arrurliutia (Mlllei) .', ,-, a 2 ro
.loan (llawa) .'! .'I I 3 m
bfR.il Hal (Kajbold) fi n 11 ,r
0 suie Jr. (Underwood) t
Tune, 2.11.i, 2.1H1, 2.11U. 2l0i, 2.1.1, 2.12's.
Second Itaee 2.11 Ij, imiImj; pnre, V.',l;
Harold II., by Itoadminer (Proctor) .... i 1
Major Marshall i'Mjcm) 2 3
Billy II. (Klalier) 7 2 3
Puy Willow (Muirwn) ;i ( 4
C'hirlea Dewey (Wlcken-ham) 1 .-, j
Hfgo JC. (Itailcrwood) j ,
Oarnetta (Megan) 0 ,iu
Time, 2.0'4, U.0SM, 2.10.
At Albany Track.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Ai(C'l't"l Press.
Albany. N. Y Aug. 2. Tho racing
at Island Park today wus fully up to
the standard of the llrst few days, The
2.22 eliss, trotting (continued from Thurtday)
Away, cb. m., (Hurch) won; Demay, th. in.,
(Snyder), second) lrd MMdlelon, 1r. g. (Smith),
llilnl. lift Unto, 2.I-1..
2.2J ela, pacing S. I' . It. . (While), won;
I. II. (fl.vnu, l. g. (Vrlhur). second) T. K. Ilrsdy,
1 1. if. (Nile kits), llilnl. lift lime. 2.P11J,
2.11 iIm, trotting-Scnilur K., blk. g. (S'uck.
rs), wont Mar ('., Ii. m. (Jamcsi, srennil; Nig
ger Jack, hlk. if. (Arthur), tlilul. Heal lime.
a.iw class, piling Misiltc, Ii. in. I A. Mifion
aid), won) Dirlil, Ii. m. (A. I'. MilMiahl), sec
mill. Hcmlcc, Ii. m. (Smith), tlilnl. Hist time,
Last Day at Erio.
n Exclusive Wire Irom The Associated Vita.
Krle, Aug. 2. The fourth and last
day's sport at the I teed Driving track
was the Lost of the nr'vs of the Lake
I !, trolling circuit ni-cl. The men
who played Martin Hoy and Tony 11.
In the 2.2? ttot fell down, Hilly Swift
coming In a winner. The horse was
scarcely mentioned In the pools, where
he sold at $I!.2S. In tho free-for-all
pace, Fred M. was fuvoilte, and won,
but In the 2.23 twice Knehol and Ce
cilia, which had both been played
played very heavily as favorites, went
down before Kph Cinders, being beaten
In straight heats, and Anna M., on
which no money was placed, finished
third. Tho attendance was 1,000, and
was limited by the fact that the 1110
tormeu and conductors on the Krle
Klectrlc Motor company's trolley
lines went on strike at noon today,
tying up all lues in the city. The
track Is four miles out and horse llesh
was at a premium with the eager
2.27 (l.i, trolling; ll thtrr in fix: purse,
!(--HI1I.V Kvvllt. k. g. tAlwood Clark), wen;
II.11KI1 Hey, second: Trrlawnoy, llilrrl. lime, 2i,
2 -'f'li. 2 2211.
Kiro fur all luce; pnr.c Wno-I'rnl M., K N
((!niipi. wen; lllnck (Veil, i-cieml; Mcii.1
I'.itchrii, tlilnl. Time. 2 l 2 lln4. 2 It.
2 2.1 piic, Ihri-o In flic; purse, ?) Kph fin
(Inn. it. (Walter), won; U.uhii, mt-ond; Amu
S, third. Time. 2 2l'i. 2 2.1U, 2 2.
The War in Central America Will
Make Business for tho Unit
fly Evlmive Wire from The Avclted Pkm.
Washington, Aug. 2. A cablegram
has been received at the state depart
ment from tho Tnlted States consul at
Colon, stating that If the present re
volutionary troubles in that section
become more aggravated, the trafllu
across the Isthmus will surely become
The' United States government Is
hound by a treaty to keep this tralllo
open to the world. No request for 11
warship to be sent to the scene of
trouble has been made.
THE WHIST PLAYERS
Des Moines the Leader Scranton
Players Havo High Record.
Hy I:m.1ukIc Wire fiein The AsxaeUtnl Picm.
Milwaukee, Aug. 2. Inteiest In the
American Whist league tournament In
creases as play in the contests for the
various trophies near an end. Chicago
is still in the lead for tho Hamilton
club trophy, with Cleveland a close
second. In the American Whist league
trophy contest, Minneapolis and Chi
cago are running a close race.
At the end of the third round for the
Mlnennpolls trophy, the leaders are:
Des Moines. 37; Walhrook, of Haiti
more, 37, and Grand Itaplds, 3."4. The
Scranton Hlcyile has 29; Lackawanna,
of Scranton, 2.V,.
P. J. Tormey, of s,m Kranclsco, was
today elected president of thoAmoiiciin
AVhlst league without opposition. Other
olllcers elected are: Vice-president,
Kobert H. Weenis, Biooklyn, N. Y.i re
cording secretary, Henry S. Try, Chi
cago; corresponding secretary, Krncst
H. Cooper, ShelhyvHIe, Tenn.; treas
urer, John T. Mitchell, Chicago; tllrec
tors, for full term, George U. Hunt), St.
Haul. Minn.; J. Kverhard I-'aber, New
York; .1. C. Cummlngs, Des Moines, la.;
J, W. Dusenherry, Scranton, Pa.
It was decided that it member cannot
represent more than one club between
congreries In play for the American
Whist league challenge trophy.
The place for the next congress to
meet will bo decided by the executive
MOB HANGS PRISONER.
Charlos Davis on Trial for Assault Is
Taken from Court Room and
Ily UmIiisIu' Wire front The .Woii.itul Prcvi.
Smlthvlllo, Tenn., Aug. 2. Charles
Davis, on trial today for criminal as
sault, was taken from the court room
and lynched hy a mob composed of
friends and relatives of the girl ot
Davis tried to Jump from the second
story window, but was captured. 'Jim
sheriff, a deputy, u constable and tho
defendant's father were wounded In a
dash with the nioh.
Ily Kxtlmhe Wire from The Associated 1'reaa
New Voik, Ans. 2. Arrhrd: Campania, I,l.
eipnol and (Jueen.toun. l.i d: Ktiuila, l.iv
tipool, Aintcid.im, Il11tlc11l.ini ij Boulogne.
Il.me Anlwd: l-i nanane. New Yolk. Simile
amnion -Sailed: Aumnto Mi-toiia (from Ham-
buns). New Yolk via (Turboinc. fjucenitowii
Anited: I.iuanla, New Vwk for I.herpool (and
piocenled). lleai hjhead I'acd: I'oticlam, Itot
terdJin for New Yolk.
Pittston Democrats Meet.
Ily Kvclmbe Wiie fioui The .oiiatei 'ic.
Wilkwllarif, Aus .2. Tin- Democrats of the
Fifth li'uilatlic illilmt met in I'ltttlou tliU
allirnoon and clotted .lame. Kigan and (irortrc
llililen dclfiralea to the Ute i-omcnllon, JiiiIko
Ycikc nan endmxd for tiuprrmo enmt Judu-o
and Cincniur btonc and the latt legislature uire
Ily l'.xcluilve Wire from Tho AnedMcd l'rcs.
INrilfbnrs, l'a., Ans. 2. The l'cniivlanli
commUiion to the Pan-American exposition at
llulfjlo lu Axed upon 1'iiday, Kept. '.', a IVnri.
Covemor Stone, his slJlf and cihlntt will be
present with the lommMon.
Peace or War In the Steel Strike
Probablu Be Decided
In New York.
TO HOLD MEETING TODAY
The National Officers Will Be in
Now York Thoy Left Pittsburg
Last Night on tho Pennsylvania
Limited Tho Circumstances Lead
ing Up to tho Unexpected Meeting.
Dy EjcIujIio Wire Irom The Aoc!ntel rrcw.
Pittsburg, Aug. 2. Judging by In
dications that nre practically facts,
peace or war In the steel troubles will
be announced from New York city to
morrow, when the Amalgamated as
sociation executive board adjourned
this evening. President Shaffer an
nounced that nnothor meeting would
be held tomortofoi There will proba
bly he 11 meeting hero tomorrow or a
portion of the hoard, but the national
olllcers will be In New York. They
left for that city tonight on the Penn
sylvania, limited at 10 o'clock.
Tho circumstances leading tip to this
unexpected trip, while not ollkially
made known, nre evident enough to
substantiate the story which follows:
During tho day many telegrams
were lecelved nt the association con
ference rooms, the last coming Just
before adjournment, and It was an
swered promptly. This answer was In
all probability the announcement to
the New York people that the trip
would be nindo by the ofllcinls tonight,
carrying out an arrangement entered
Into at Vervl Preston's rooms In the
llolol llonrv a short time before. At
about 4.17, p. m., Messrs. Shaffer, Wil
liams and Chappolle wont to Mr. Pres
ton's rooms, and were closeted with
him for about thirty minutes, iho
understanding Is that at this meeting
Mr. Preston made known the combin
ation's only concession in the mat
ter of reopening the wage conference
where It left off three weeks ago. This
concession was In tho shape of a de
mand that If n new conference Is
granted It must bo specifically stated
before-hand what Is expected to be
accomplished, what ground Is to be1
covered nnd what companies urc to
This brings the matter up to the
Amalgamated association, and the
mission of Its high olllclals to New
York Is doubtless to convince tho steel
people thcro that a new conference Is
essential to peace and nn amicable
settlement of the strike troubles. Tho
conference today was a repetition of
yesterday, the strictest kind of secre
cy being maintained as to the hup
peningH Inside the loom, and tho
progress being made had to bo guessed
THE NEW YORK MEETING.
Steel Corporation Appoints an Hour
for Another Meeting.
Dy Excliuiie Wire .'com The Associated Press.
Pittsburg, Aug. 3. A special to the
Post from Altoona, ,says:
Altoona, Pa., Aug. 3. Instead of dai
ly refusing the request ot the Amalga
mated olllclals for another conference
to bring about a settlement of the
strike of the steel workers, tho olllcers
of the I'nlted States Steel corporation
have nppolntod an hour for meeting the
executive board of the organization In
New York this morning. The ileclwlon
to meet them was announced In n tele
gram sent direct to President Shaffer
yesterday afternoon, und was promptly
accepted. At once the members of the
board made arrangements to leave for
New York. They hurried through their
.session for the afternoon, and at 10
o'clock last night all were on hoard tho
Pittsburg limited, bound for tho east.
The representatives of the labor organ
ization numbered tlftcen all told. They
all took the train at the Union station,
except President T. .1. Sliaffer nnd As
sistant Secretary M. V. Tlghe, who live
In the Kast Knd and who went to the
Kast Liberty depot. Secretary Will
lams, who was with the larger party,
said that the only menilior absent was
Vice-President C. H. Davis, of Chicago.
He said the members had no Idea whom
they would meet In New York, and
could place no estimate on the time
that would bo occupied In the metropo
lis. Members Reticent.
All of the members were reticent and
declined to discuss their proposed vis
it. They were hopeful, however, of tho
result and expressed conlldenco that
the strike could bo settled before their
return to Pittsburg. Tho fact that tho
olllclals of the United States Steel cor
poration bad consented to discuss tho
matter with the oillclal body of tho
Amalgamated association, they said,
wns regarded as sufficient proof of tho
sincerity of the trust olllclals. The
representatives ot tho workers' organi
zation were not the only Interesting
passengers on the tram last nigiit.
Veryl Preston, who has acted for tho
trust In Pittsburg, throughout tho
week, was among the passengers who
boarded the train at the Kast Knd. Ho
was In another car than the ono occu
pied by the Amalgamated men. Mr.
Preston was accompanied by another
man whom he declined to reveal tho
Identity of. He said that It was suf
ficient to know that he was going. As
to the exact status of he dispute, licit li
er Mr. Preston nor tho mcmherH of tho
Amalgamated board would consent to
offer an opinion, or discuss It In any
form. The only Intimation given was
that there was numerous points, con
sidered vital by tho Amalgamated as
sociation, that would have to bo con
sidered and made perfectly clear be
foro the strike could bo settled. Ono
phase In particular was a moro llberul
Interpretation of the non-lutcrruptlvo
clause In the wago scales, Tho only
agreement offered by the Amalgamated
association at this time Increases the
period for orrnnglng new scales, by ono
month. The manufacturers want to
pi event the closing of mills lit nliy
time and to have such disputes settled
by conference and arbitration. The
practical abolishment of the mill com
mittee In all mills Is also demanded
by the manufacturers, but they offer no
othef means for settling local differ
ences In the place of this. Tho workers
Insist that some oillclal representative
of the men should have n voice for
them in such disputes. The question ot
unionizing all non-union mills Is said
to be disposed of 111 tho Morgan propo
sition In 11 manner that seemed to the
workers to threaten tho existence of
their organization more than under
former arrangements. It Is said that It
opened the door to favoritism by man
ufacturers for non-union men In alt
the mills. Nothing would undermine
tho organization so rapidly as to per
mit non-union workmen In union mills
and have them favored and benefitted
because of their freedom from thc-'is-soclatlon
Influence. The workers want
assurances of equal treatment for all
Wages Not Important.
The signing of the wage scale is not
apparently considered of importance.
There has been no disposition on the
part of tho workers or the manufac
turers to balk over this point, nnd
it Is believed that once more weighty
matetr Is disponed of, the whole dis
pute can bo quickly wiped away. If
the conference In New York progresses
ns rapidly tins wook 11s hip one ne-
tween President Shaffer and Mr. Mor
gan last week, the strike may be de
clared off before Monday. The meet
ing of tin conferees is expected to take
place shortly after the arrival of the
Plttsburgers this morning. The loca
tion of the conference room was not
known to the Amalgamated men. They
say that this matter has been left In
charge of the olllclals of the trust.
In any case, however, the result of
the conference will not .be made
known until the entire matter has been
fully disposed of.
The Vice President Is Welcomed by
Rough Riders and Speaks to an
Assemblage of 10,000.
ll.v I'.vclu-lio Wire from The Avi Ialed l'ies,
Colorado Springs, Col., Aug. 2. At
the Colorado quarto-centennial cele
bration In this city today, Theodore
Iloosevelt, vice president of the I'nlted
States, spoko on "The lirowth of the
West. .-During, the Last Quarter of a
Colonel Uoosovelt was welcomed
when he arrived (luring tho morning
by Governor Orman and staff, veter
ans, rough riders, school children and
many others. At 10 o'clock ho was
escorted to North Park, where he
spoke In the open air to nn assemblage
of 10,000 people. Ills reception vus
MR. HANNA TALKS.
Anxious to Soo Strike Settled but Is
Taking No Part in Negotiations.
Hy i:i-Iump W'ir.' fnun The Av.01i.1tcd l'ici.
Canton, O., Aug. 2. Senator M. A.
Hannn, who is here on 11 visit to Presi
dent and Mrs. MeKlnley, gave out a
statement tonight denying as erron
eous tho reports connecting him with
efforts to settle the great steel strike.
"1 am Just as anxious to have the
strike settled as Is the vast ma'joiity oil
tho people, but I am taking no part In
the negotiations," lie declared. Ho
says his visit Is purely a social one,
and that bis meeting with Senator Cul
lom, of Illinois, was accidental,
Tho two senators, with tho president,
spent tho afternoon talking over many
matters that are to come up In the
next session of congress Senator Cul
lom left for Chicago tonight.
VICTORIA MEMORIAL FUND.
How Chamber of Commerce Mem
bers Subscribed It.
Hy Kxeluslcr Wire from The Associated Press.
New- V01K. Auc. 2. It w.i hamed today that
(ho subscription of ,",000 pounds giwn by the.
(handier of Commerce delegation which xlidtcd
London to tho Ouocn Vi-tml.i .Memorial tund, was
made up by each of the twculy-lwo members,
echo weic nuiimoned to Windmr C.iatlc, giving
.1. Pierpont .Morgin gave the iet of the amount
1ie(ess.iic In make up the i.imo pounds. It Is
understood tbit Mr. Moigaii has sin. ( lnue.ncil
his original mbsciiptioii very matciially.
GERMAN SQUADRONS AT CADIZ
Fleet Returning from China Met by
Prince Henry There.
Ily i:.xclu.le Wire fiom The Awoi-iutid Press.
Cadi. Aug. 2. Tho Ceiiuin luiuailrnii (10m
China arihcd heie todiy. Hear Admiral (ieiv.hr
mil his laptams whrnt on board the flagship of
Prime Henry, of Prussia, where the piince, la
tlie name of I'mpcior William, welcomed them 111
a In let speech,
The squadron of Hear Admiial (leWler and the
one (ommanded i the prince will remain hero
for bcveral dajs.
Tho Carrolton Outrage.
Hy llxcluilie Wire from The Associated Press.
Jaiksoii, Miss., Auc. 2. flovcrnor Iionglnn has
returned flow C.urollton, whore three negroes
were line lied last night. The governor savs tho
stale has agjlii been disgraced by tills affair,
which is all the mole honlhlc because tha
Jvudieil negioes were not aei used of tlu assign
ation of TallaniT? and his wile, but simple of
e implicit)' In the crime or of guilty knowbdio
ol the fact. Lvrrvtlilng was ipiiet today and no
further tumble U expected.
Mitchell Executed for Assault.
II v F.xcluslve Wire from The Associated Press.
Savannah, (!a., Aug. 2. -flroige Mitchell, col
ored, was hanged heir today tor iiimliiall) as.
Faulting two coloird women near Savannah three
Literary Man Killed.
Dy L'xcluslvc Wire from Ihe Associated Press,
Iaxinglou, Kj., Aug. 2. Ileorge W. Ramk, one
of the het known literary men of Kentucky, wm
struck and killed by a Louisville, and .Sashvillo
Hanged for Murder.
Ily Exclusive Wire fron The Associated Press.
La flratiiie, Ha., Aug 2, Kdmond Siott wu
haiueil line today lor tho muider of two negro
women named Carrie and Ulna Hugely,
The Political Situation In South
flmerlGa Attracts Attention ot
EFFECT OF A CONFLICT
Should War Actually Result tho
Authorities in Each Country
Would Not Only Havo to Deal
with Foroign Enemies, but Also
with Domestic Foes Each Nation
Pradtically Has n War on Its
Oy Exclusive Wire from The Avoclated Press.
Washington, Aug. 2. The political
situation In the neighboring republics
of Venezuela and Colombia In South
America and the possibility of war be
tween these two states, Is attracting
considerable attention in diplomatic
circles. Should war actually result
the authorities In each country would
not only have to deal with their for
eign enemies, but also with their do
mestic foes, as each of the countries
now has what practically amounts to
a civil war on Its hand. Neither the
Colombian nor tho Venezuelan lega
tions lias much direct Information and
the cable reports are exceedingly con
flicting. The officials at the Colombian
legation are at a loss to understand
the report of President Castro's decla
ration of martial law on the ground
that his country is being invaded by
Colombia. Tho revolution, headed by
Dr. tialviras, who crossed the Venezue
lan border from Colombia, where be
had taken refuge, Is said to he In no
sense an Invasion by Colombians. Dr.
Oalvlras belonging to tho party of An
drade, who was overthrown by Castro,
nnd It Is said in diplomatic circles that
he Is simply heading n rehelllon of
Venezuelans against the latter's au
thority. No definite Information has
been received here regarding the
whereabouts of General Urlhe, who in
his turn, Is heading n movement
against the present government In Col
ombia from the Venezuelan side. The
last news of his whereabouts was that
he was at Maracalbo. and had not yet
crossed Into Colombia, where It wns
supposed he would nttempt to effect a
Juncture with Ntirlnr'a noted guerilla.
who Is still carrying on a vestige of
tho last revolution in the mountains
of the central rango of the Andes.
At the Colombian legation here the
movement headed by 1'rlhe Is not con
sidered at all serious thus far. A re
port received hero on July 26, last, gave
news of a projected simultaneous. In
vasion of Colombia from Venezuela,
Kcuador and Nicaragua. Nothing hns
been heard of the movement since then.
San Juan do Porto Hlco, Aug. 2.
Mail advices received here from Vene
zuela and Colombia say the censored
cablegrams which the Venezuelan gov
ernment allows press correspondents to
forward from Caracas nre Inaccurate.
President Castro's army, It Is added,
does not exceed 3,000 soldiers.
General I'rlhe-t'iibe Is reported to be
a month's march from Hogota, the
capital of Colombia, with less than 3.000
men. Matties are said to be Imminent.
Tho Venezuelan revolutionists were at
S.rn Cristobal nnd the Colombian revo
lutionists were at Cuyacha when the
mall advices were forwarded.
NOT A CANDIDATE.
Ex-Speaker Reed Smiles at Being
Mentioned as a Possible Mayor
of New York.
Py Kxcluslve Wire from The Associated Press.
Portland, Maine, Aug. 2. When ex
Speaker Thomas B. l'eed, at his sum
mer home here today, was Informed
that he had been mentioned by a mem
ber of tho "committee of fifteen" as u
possible candidate for mayor of New
York, he umiled at what ho called "th
uhsurdlty of the proposition." "When
a man becomes mayor of New York,"
said Mr. Heed, "he makes many en
emies." "It will bo all tight for you to say,"
tho speaker continued, "that I have
never heard of this matter before, and
you may add that, apparently, I havo
no Inclination In that line."
STRIKE AT MALTBY.
Union Card Examination Causes
Ily Uxi-liisive Wiro from Tho As.-oci.itod Prc.s.
Wilkcsllarrc, Aug. 2. A committee of the
1'nltcd .Mine Workers went to the Malthy col
liery of the Lehigh alley Coal company this
looming tor the purpose of examining the union
ends of the miners, but the superlmendcnt re
fused to allow the committee to intercept tho
The committer then held a consultation and
ns-ohed to order out all Ihe union miners. Tho
iinler was obeved and six hundred men and boys
Py Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Il.11 rUhunr. Aug. 2.-f'hllter wete issued it
the stjte department today ns follows: The Mar
street Hallway company, Mec hanlcsburg, Ciiui
brrland county. The line Is three miles long tu
llowman.dale. Capital, $1K,1". South llethle
heni and Crntir Valley Stieet Hallway tonipaiiy.
eight miles In length, to run fuun South llethle
hem In Soudersvllle, to Cohsvllle, to lilendens
ville, to Centre Volley and lelurn. Capital, M..
(mo. M. Hale Jones, of Laston, Is president,
Alban Commands Colombia's Army
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Aisoelsted Press.
Colon, Colombia, Aug. 2. A decree dalnl 111.
gota, July s. appoints t.eneral Callus Albon com
mander III chki ol the sea and land foices of
Colombia n the i owners of Mavdalena, Panama
and llolivar, In iceognltion of his patriotic teal
in the ilefcn.c of the upuhlic's in.tltullon.
Alleged Robbery Denied.
Ily Exclusive Wire (mm The Associated Press.
Akron, (I., Aug. 2. -livery banking institution
in Akron dcnlo tint It l" been lobbed ot fid,.
IKK), or any money at all, ai diluted in a nnu
dispatch from (ioshrn, Iml., wheie it Is stated
nun urc under aiicsl for the allc.'cd dime.
THE NEWS THIS MORNING-
Weather Indications Today)
(!onrr.d All HiTonl Again broken at Colum-
Vilnius New In Strike.
Wai Probable in Venezuela,
llrltldi 'frocr tn l.e.te IVkln.
(lenrral Cjitionilile Department.
I.ne.d -Other Side of Ihe Pktnre.
Il.ite fixed (or llrrmlillcan Primaries.
M.inton Vu Identified.
Note and Comment.
lineal Tribune's Kducatlon.nl Contest.
losip of the (luanl.
Local West Sir.mton and e'ubtirhan,
Vlnanil.1l and Commercial.
S luteal social and Personal,
One Woman's View.
0 l-oial llellsloiu News of Ihe Week.
Sunday School Lemon for Tomorrow.
10 Local- Industrial and Labor.
JIany (.'harms ol Honda,
DUN'S REVIEW OF TRADE
Continued Favorable Weather Con
ditions Have Saved tho Corn
Crop Tho Steol Outlook.
Dy KxelusUe Wire from The Associated Press.
New York. Aug. 2. It. G. Dun & Co.'s
Weekly Kevlew of Trade tomorrow will
Continued faorabIc weathers conditions hue
resulted in the savinc of much late planted com,
and In the nerlhweant ideal v rather lr firin
wheat ban cut has been enjojed. Ai this In tho
point that business in all parts ot the eountiy
has been niml carefully natcliliifr. 'he srneial
feellliR U better than 11 week asu, although the
disposition on Imth sides to settle the steel strike
has not yet resulted In any asrecinent, and I lie
lahor sitiiitlnn is thus kept prominent. Official
returns of tho pis iron product of the llrst half
of the scar show a record breaking aecrecate of
7.H74.7U Ions, exceeding the remarkable output
of the proWoiw eai- by H2.0U tons.
The second half of loot has opened with a much
greater r.ipielty of active furnaces and the full
year promises a consldcialdj Laser total thin
'the 13,"f'i,212 tons produced in I!). DuriliR the
pit week leadlns mills have placed l.irse con
tiaets for early delhorc, and Inquiries for nil
forms of fluMird steel are abundant. There Is
less ilii-povitlon to pay fancy prices for products
that were .ultiinvrd by the strike, which is an
evidence of the general belief In caily resumption
of work. An unfavorable showing for tin, first
half joar, both in rxpoits and output of clipper,
resulted In the first alteration hi nominal price
since the advance to 17 cents eight months ago.
Dealers In sonio diouthi-trleken districts hair
countermanded orders for footwear and these can
cellations arc felt mainly by western mikers
but as whole the industry Is in a healthy con
Wool has arisrn slightly above the lowest point
In lour j ears. The cotlon market awaits the gov
ernment report In a dull and weak condition.
Failures in July were W In number, against
7W lat year. Failures for week not stated.
DETECTIVE IN TROUBLE.
Robert S. McLollan Assaulted in a
Py Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Now York. Aug. 2. Kobert S. Mc
Lollan, one of the detectives employed
by tho Society for the Prevention of
Crime, was attacked and Injured to
day In an alleged pool room In the
rear of ot 724 Broadway. Mclellun
and another detective were in the
room securing evidence at tho time.
The place was crowded with patrons
betting on the races, when the detec
tives were recognized. Some of the
employes nnd a number of tho patrons
formed a flying wedge and separated
the two men. McLellan says ho was
then nsasulted with a black Jack. Ho
drew bis revolver and fired Into the
air. This created considerable excite
ment nnd olllcers entered tho place
and released McLollan and the other
Three men were arrested for eonipll
Ity In tho assault, one of whom was
CHICAGO MILK CRUSADE.
Test for Formalin at Receiving
Ply Exclusive Wire from The Associated Piesx,
Chicago, Aug. 2. Dr. 1'. W. richly, acting
commissioner of lie.ilth, has Issued eiders that
all milk and crenn shall be tested hereafter at
Ihe receiving depot of the raiboadi to dftect
the presence of formalin, and that adulterated
milk shall be confiscated. The test for dl-cover-Ins
formillii Is easy and quick and can be made
on railroad platforms.
The i'iiis.iile against Impute milk has shown the
officials of Ihe health drpartmmt that the city
dealers nre not whollj to blame. Several sam
ples ilellvried direct from the farm have been
found to be doctored with formalin.
NICARAGUA AND THE CANAL
Republic Desires It Built by the
Ily Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press,
Managua, Nicaragua, via (ialvcton. Tex., ug.
2. --The congress of Nicaragua assembles tonight,
1'iesldent Zela.va will lead a message advocating
the Monroe doctrine, welcoming the assistance
of Ihe Fnlted States against European eoloni.l
Hem In the Americas, and setting forth that
Nlcaragni desires the construction of tho Nicar
agua canal bv the liilted States,
The government, the preside nl will also say,
has spent over .100,00" poos this ye.ir In public
In-true Hon, the rlnamial ronelitlon of the country
Is improving, and Internal pe-acc Is so sceuro tint
the pioslelent lecls safe fioni any Central Amerl
1 an dlktuib.ine e.
NO GENERAL TARIFF REVISION
Senator Cullom Looks for None His
Visit to President.
Hy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Canton, ()., Aug. 2. -Semtor Cullom, of llll
nols, spent the day with the piesldonl, with
w hi. 111 he conferred on mattcrf, none of whhh. It
Is said, was of public InKrest.
"I do not look for any general Iralff icvislon
and hope there will be none," he said. "I think
we can make the few neeeled tariff chaoses vvl.1i
out much tiovhle and without Ihe illatuibaucc
that might follow n, general leiislon."
Organizers in West Virginia.
Py Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prns.
Columbus, (., An. 2.-Aiienlinc to Informa
tion rccclvee! at the Ohio mine Hoikers' head
quarters u determined etfoit to eiganltr the
miners in West Virginia will be made within
the next few months. A number of organizers
have been scut lr.to the field
Forelon Oiilce Announces That the
British Troops Will Leave
on fliiQUst 15.
ANOTHER PORT IS OPENED
The Commissioner of Customs Has
Loft Wu-Chan for Nan-Ning Ho
Will Open the Latter as a Treaty
Port Tho Condition of LI Hung
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
London, Aug. 2. The under secretary
of the foreign ofllce, Lord Cranborne,
In tho house of commons, today, an
nounced that the oillclal date llxed for
the evacuation of Pekln by the Brit
ish troops was Aug. 15, subject to a
few days extension if necessary. The
evacuation of the other portions ot
China depended on circumstances.
TO OPEN ANOTHER PORT.
Commissioner of Customs Leaves
Wu-Ohau for Nan-Ning.
Ily Kxclushe Wire from The Associated Press.
Hong Kong, Aug. 2. The commis
sioner of customs has left Wu-Chau for
Nan-NIng, province of Quang-Sec, to
open the iatter ns a treaty port.
The British warships Glory, Kcllpse
and Daphne arrived unexpectedly to
day at Amboy. All Is quiet there.
LI HUNG CHANG'S CONDITION.
Shanghai Report That Agod States
man Is Dying Discredited.
Ily Lxelusicc Wire from The Associated Press.
Loudon, Aug. 2. Tho despatches
f 1 0111 Pekln to the London Times nnd
other newspapers, under yesterday's
date, refer to 1,1 Hung Chang as con
ferring with the ministers and do not
mention his Illness.
Presumably they are bettor Informed
than the Shanghai correspondent of the
London Globe, who today reports LI
Hung Chang to be dying.
HE FLAG IN HAWAII.
Legal Dispute ns to--Whbther-tha
Ily Exclusive Wire from The Aweiated Press.
Honolttu. July 2, via San Francisco,
Aug. 2. The constitution of the United
States preceded the flag In Hawaii,
according to a decision Just rendered
by Circuit Judge George D. Gear, ot
the First circuit. He has already re
leased, on habeas corpus petitions,
three ptisonrs who were sentenced for
serious crimes after the resolution of
annexation was passed hy congress
and was signed by President McKln
ley. He llnds that they were not con
victed by a unanimous verdict of
twelve jurors. A wholesale Jail de
livery of murderers, burglars and
other criminals is threatened under
the decision, and Honolulu g greatly
disturbed at tho prospect.
The detison was given under the re
cent Insular decisions of tho Supreme
court of the I'nlted States, and upon
the clause In the Nevvlnnds resolution,
which said that nil municipal legisla
tion of the Hawnilan Islands, not In
consistent with tho constitution, should
"remain In force." Judge Gear held
that this meant that laws that were In
consistent with tho constitution should
not remain in force, and that, there
fote, the constitution extended to Hit
wall Immediately on the signing of the
Nevvlands resolution by the prsldent.
Attorney General Dole Is making a
vigorous light aguitist the decision and
Is trying to get the matter before the
Supremo court. He contends that the
constitution does not apply to Hawaii
by virtue of the Nevvlands resolution.
Judge Gear held that there xvas no right
of appeal hy tho prosecution from a
writ of habeas corpus granted, and
Dole has applied to the Supremo court
for a writ ordering Gear to allow an
Tho labor diuicultles which have crip
pled Hawaiian sugar plantations for a,
year or more probably will ho much re
lieved In the near future by the arrival
of several thousand Japanese.
No Sympathetic Strike.
Py Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Voungstown, O., Aug. 2. The furnace operators
at (he Chenango valley announced tonight that
they would take no action toward a sympathetic
strike until the outcome ol the conscience be
tween the Amilcamated association and th"
United Plates sti-l eoiporatlou Is known. The
operateirs threatened tu stiike on account of the
older placid for lu.oo tons of bevsPmcr pig to
be dellveied to the I'nlted Slates Mod coipoia
tlen dining the month of August.
Ily Exclusive Wire (rim The Asie,.itrd Tress.
Memphis. Tenn.. Aug. 2.--A telephone messages
from Carrollion, Miss., nt 8..V1 p. m., states tint
the leporled l.v lulling of lluee negroes there this
morning l mitine. Thiee negioes weic Lvnched
theie vesirid.iy afleinoein, but their has beer
no clMuihaiuc of any kind since ther.
Loral elata for ugust 2. linn
Highest trmprratiiie 1 degrees
jswvvst temperutilic &0 degrees
Itelatlve llumlelit.v I
s a. in 74 per cent.
8 p. in St per cent.
Washington, Aug. 2. Vorecait for Eit
rrn Tennivlvanlai Generally fair Satur
day, except iosilhlv shove eri In tha tb
ternoont wanner. Sunday, (sir! fresh
southerly winds becoming westerly.
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