The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, August 21, 1901, Image 1
- r" m $L. &$&.. W J SV ." .iw Stfibittte. vVvV '-V 7&k THE ONLY SCRANTON PAPHR RECEIVING THE COMPLETE NEWS SERVICE OH THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE GREATEST NEWS AGENCY IN THE WORLD. TWO CENTS. SCRAXTOX, I., WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 21, 1001. TWO CENTS. jKf kWi ixmBT .te mm. - r " i md&mmn-TT-Ms-dMJwt M I S aV AJHBVl f L A rVW " mNf JVKh IUUMU VBVSHBaMHSP LULL IN THE STEEL STRIKE Steel Managers Succeed In Start ing the Last Idle Mill at the Clark Plant. THE TIE-UP AT WHEELING No Effort Is Mntle to Strut Up nt Any Point Grent Amount of At tention Is Being Devoted to Strike Itellef Plnns Many Men Who Are Out Need Money Already and the Demands In This Direction Are Growing The Tie-up nt Wheeling By Inclusive Wire (rum The Awnitc I Prc-n. Flushing. Aug. -it. Following the rapid moves of yosteidny on either side of tin- great utt'i'l strike theie was a lull today and neither side took deris ive at'llnn tliat showed upon the sur face. It has been n running light so far with Miiall victories and minor defer it.- for both sides, but It now seems to be settling down Into a bard determined struggle In whleh neither flip .'will acknowledge defeat while there Is hope left. Speculation as to the length of time to whleh It will be prolonged and the extent of Its ..pirad Is bile. ,Ios. Hlsbop, the Ohio arbitrator, appeared here again today. but both sides promptly repudiated the suggestion that another move for peace was being conc-tldeicd. The steel managers succeeded In starting the last Idle mill at the Clark plant and are evidently planning a series of ex tensions at every point where there Is a chance of success under existing clreumManrea They will probably etart the Star tin mills In this city and Increase the force at the Lindsay and McCutcheon mills. An Interesting feature of the tight at the latter mill Is contributed hy the claim of the strikers that Mrs. I-'red Hough, wife of thp superintendent, is escorting the strike hieakers to and fiom the mill. She has. always been very popular xvllh the mill men and the pickets say they would rather face a regiment of oldlers than, do anything Improp er In her presence. They say that In peace times she nursed their families and they simply cannot Interfere with her or the men she escorts. The steel managers aie also arranging for more men for the Fainter and Jlonessen mills, but have given no indication of the time that they will move on McKeosport, Wheeling, New Castle and r.ellalre, the strongholds of the strik ers. Meryl Preston, representing Pies ldent Schwab, was here today and con feired with a number of the leading oftkials of the companies federated in the steel corporation, and It Is under stood that general plans for the cam paign weie discussed. Mr. Preston and the olllclals whom he met would not talk for publication bpyond ex pressing their satisfaction at the sit uation. Strikers Say Mills Will Not Run. The strikers niPPt the movement to reopen the mills with non-union men with the iliim that it will be simply impossible to secure a sufllelont num ber of skilled men to operate them. Their men, they declare, are standing .rlrni anil must be consulted before the mills run. They say they have the situation well in hand and despite tho alleged danger of the strike getting top. heavy, continue their work of or ganizing, with a view of crippling more plants belonging to the corpora atlon. They claim that Chicago will, In the end. come out and that there Is no danger of the .Toilet men going back to work, whatever Chicago does. They are still lighting away for a foot hold In the Carnegie properties, but so far have not shown their hand. Claims as to the advantage at the I)Ufuesne mills are still highly conflicting, hut the managers declare, with more as surance then aver, that the light there Is over and that the Amalgamated as sociation has given up. A show-down of hannr alone will show tho real strength of either side. President .McMnrtry. of the Ameri can Sheet. Steel company, returned to day from a tour through the live mill towns of the Kisklmluetas valley. He Inspected the non-union mills running. In all of them, and also looked over the two non-union properties beig oper ated at Scottdale. He said production was above the maximum average for this season of the year, and that he was perfectly satisfied. District Mana ger P. R Smith, of the same company, said that the Wellsvllle plant lacked but six men of having every crew full, that the product was coming out nearly perfect, and that If their men were not Interfered with nnd assaulted by the strikers, the situation would be eminently satisfactory. He also said that the best sentiment of the com munity endorsed the policy of the company. The tlelng up of the Pennsylvania and Continental tube plants of the National Tube company, n this city, commenced last night, wan com pleted today. Counting both plants, nhout 1,800 men went out nnd both the properties are shut down. Tie-up nt Wheeling, The rinsing of tho Pennsylvania nnd Continental plants completely tied up the National Tube company In this ells, trlct nnd Wheoling. The company has made no effort to start up at any point. President Shaffer nnd his associates were ni strlko headquarters all day and were busy. The executive work In connection with the strikers' end of the light Is enormous. Them Is n heavy mall pouring In nt nil time, the leaders nre constantly In communi cation by telegraph with the strike renters and organizers Bnd the num ber of calle's constantly Increases, A great amount of nttcaVlon is being de voted to strike relief , plans, Many of the men who are out need money al ready nnd the demands In that direc tion are growing. Tho leaders say that donations of a liberal nature are being made to the cause. Among the callers today was Count Frederick Von Lux berg, of the German diplomatic service, who is making nn ofllelal Inquiry Into the strike. He had an extenled talk with President Shaffer. The leaders expressed themselves as very much pleased with the situation. They claimed that the lower Union Car negie mill In this city was badly crip pled, that the effort to start Moness-n had proved a failure and that the Lind say ami McCutcheon mill did not work today. They also promised to act nt uiii"sn( in ptoper time. They charged that the borough olllclals at Monessen ate openly against the strikers nnd con stantly Infringe on their rights. They said that If the men were not fairly treated they would seek protection for them through the proper legal chan nels. TWENTY-TWJTuVES ARE LOST IN WRECK Many Fntnllties Are Reported from the Wreck of the Steamer Gol- condn A List of the Dead. Xj Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prcia, Paducah. Ky.. Aug. 20. SevpntPen nnd perhaps twenty-two lives were lost In the wreck of the steamer Gol conda at Cottonwood bar, four miles above Paducah, last night. The desid are: Mlss Lizzie Graham. Grahamvllle; Miss Lucy Harnett, of Sniithland; Miss Trlxle Climes, of Grabamvllle; Mi. David Adams, Sniithland; Mrs. W. A. llogan and three children. Ira aged 10. Waldo nged S and Lucille aged fi, of Paducah; Mr. V. Davis, of Livingstone county: Clar ence Slaytnn, of Dola. Ky.: Wallace Heniif'tt, of Tolu, Ky.; Miss May Fleming, Hlrdsville, Ky.: D. Jackson, coloird, of Paducah: Will Woods, col ored, Golconda: George Washington, colored, Golconda; Horace Hondeau, colored, Golconda; George Sansberg, colored. Golconda. The boat's icglster has- not yet been recovered, so that a complete list of the dead Is at present unobtainable. An olllelal Investigation will be made as It seems certain that the culpable carelessness caused the catastrophe. A. A. Peck, the pilot, claims the en gineer deserted his post and that he could not manage the boat with the engines helpless. The engineer de nies it and claims that he remained nt the throttle until the water was waist deep. Knrly this morning the work of searching for the bodies' began. All the bodies were brought heie anil prepared for burial. The work of re covery is slow because of the furniture piled on the bodies. The boat lies In eighteen feet of water nnd Is being dismantled In order that tbjp dead may bo reached. ALL IS PEACEFUL ABOUT COLON Officers of Stenmship Oriziba Say That Reports of Trouble Are Great Exaggerated. P,v Exclusive Wire from The AMeelited Tits. New York, Aug. 20, The olllcers and passengers of the steamship Oriziba, which arrived from Colon today, said that the reports of trouble between Venezuela and Colombia were greatly, exaggerated. "We neither saw nor heard any thing of any trouble while in the har bor of Colon," said Captain Smith. "1 dlil not go ashore myself hut 1 know that everything was peaceful and quiet. The government had put a tew soldiers on the trains running across thp Isthmus, but that Is often done." Colonel J. It. Shaler, general super intendent of the Panama lallroad, who wis a passenger on the Oiizib.i, ridi culed tho reports of battles and incur sions nt the lsthmus, and said there was no revolution In Colombia. Neith er had there been nny interference with his road. THE CAPITOL COMMISSION IS ORGANIZED Pennsylvania Architects Will Be Invited to Submit Plans. Hy llxiln.lvo Wlri! from The Associated Prr. Harrlsbuig. Aug. 20. The capltol commission, created by the last legis lature to complete Hie state house within (lie $1,000,0(10 appropriation or ganized today by the election of Gov ernor Stone as president; I'M ward rial ley, of llarrlsbiirg, was chosen treas urer: Kdgar ('. Gerwlg. private secre tary to the governor, was elected sec retary, and T. Larry Kyi p. superin tendent of public buildings and grounds, was chosen superintendent. Kx-P.epieseulatlve Robert K. Young, of Wellsboro, was elected attorney. It was decided to Invite Pennsylva nia architects to submit plans and specifications for the building. It Is expected that work will begin on the structure within the next threp months, Democrats nt Bedford. Ily Exclusive Wire from The AwnaUd Press, Itedfuril, Pa . .Vug 20. The UrnvH ratio i .uni ty convention Mil here today nominated .laeoh T. Aritciann, of Heellord township, fur poor director, unci (1 W. niarkinun, i( New Paiw, for enmity auiievnr. The revolution adopted endor-ed the platform of the atatc convention and cxpieed aympatliy "fur the laboring men In the warfare agaln't trustee." Kxttavagancr of county ntfli'l.ilii wa denounced, aa waa al.o lln. use ot money In tmlltlia. Speeihea Mere male hy S. 0. Sutler, County Clubman I!. V. Kerr and F. K. Cob In. Stenmship Arrivals. Ily Exclusive. Wire from The) Associated Picks, New York, Aug. SO. -Arrived! r'rlealand, Ant werp! Kaiser Wilhilm Per flrosae, llremen: (!ro r Kurlumt, llrrmcn and Southampton. Cleared! '.crland, Antuerp, U Southampton and Cher bouriri Oceanic, l.beipool. Sailed: Aller, Na pleaj l.ihn. Piemen, vii Southampton. South ainpton Arrbrcl: Kalvrln Maria Tln-rea, New York, U Cherbouiu, for firemen (and pro ceeded), PJj mouth-Sailed! Clraf Waldenee, from llamhurR and Omilngne, New York, Ron. logne Arrhrdi Statrnriam, New York for Hot tcrdim (ind proceeded). TOWN IS HELD BY A MOB Frenzied Whites Endeavor to Drive All ol the Negroes from Pierce Gltu, Mo. SHOCKING BRUTALITY Many Houses Are Burned Downn A Seventy-five Year Old Mnn Cre mated in His Home Arsennl Broken Open nnd Militia Rifles Seized Outcome of Murder of Whito Girl. fly Kvc'lmlie Wire from The Awoeutnl l're. Springfield, ilo., Aug. 'M. Pieico t'lty, where the two negroes. William (indley and French Godley, the grand father of William, were lynched last night in connection with the murder of Miss Casselle Wilde, Is today lit tho hands of hundreds of armed men, who are Intent on driving all negroes from the town. All negroes' hniMs in the city m being tired by the enraged whites. On colored man, Peter Hampton, u years: old. Is said to have been cremated in his home. The mob broke Into the iirscnul of the local military company and Is now in possession of improved rifles. So much excitement prevails that it Is nlmost Impossible to obtain over the wires a connected story of the outbreaks'. 1'onwpondents have left here for the scene. Most of tho negroes have fled from the town and abandoned therr homo, which have been burned. A repoit was sent, out that two ne groes In addition to the two Gooleys were lynched early today. That Is de nied. George Lark, a porter on the St. Louis and San Kranchco rallioad, whom Carter charged with being Mies Wilde's murderer, was arrested lu SprlngllPld this morning and Is in jail here.. Lark asserts his Innocence and says the men who committed the crimp boarded with him and Med. lilood hounds put on the trail at the scene of the murder went directly, it Is tald, to Lark's house. Flavors Accused. Kligene UntTPtl, a npgro suspect, says that a man named Flavors, who formerly boarded with Lark, was tho real culpilt. Flavors, it is said, is un der arrest at Tulsis. 1. T., over the territory line from hpre. and Uarrett is under arrest at Mount Vernon, twenty-fhe miles from Pierce City. Flavors undoubtedly will be lynched if brought back. Kxclteinpnt, which led up the the lynching of the Godleys. continued all night nnd morning found the enraged white persons determined to rid the city and vicinity of negroes. After stringing young Godley up to a pole, nnd riddling his body with bullets, the mob went to thp house of French God ley, the young man's grandfather, and shot him to death. They then bom barded Ike CnrtPr's house, In which were Peter and Kobert .Hampton, negroes. Peter Hampton, who was 7." years old, was burned to death when the house was set afire. His wife and Itob"rt Hampton escaped through the flames. The mob then inarched from place to place, burning negro houses and firing into them. The negroes lied In nil directions. Mnny took refuge In the woods, while others went as far as Sprignlleld, to find places of safety. The authorities telephoned Monett nnd Aurora, nearby towns, for help, but nt 10 o'clock this morning the city was still lu the hands of tho mob, which llally broke Into the arsenal of the Pierce City militia company nnd abstracted nil tho state rifles stored there. Kvery train to Pierce City is taking In excited crowds that add to iho general confusion. ATTEMPT AT BRIBERY CHARGE Ernesto Sapelli Is Accused of n Ser ious Crime. By Ktcluiivo Wite from The Aotlatrd Presa. New York, Aug. 20. Krnesto Hnpelll, steward on board the I-'rench line steamer l.a (iascogne, was arraigned before Commissioner Alexander today on the charge of attempting to bribe it I'nlted States officer and was held In $L',S0O ball for examination tomorrow. The steward of the steamship lust Sun day, It Is alleged, offernl Hoarding In spector Junker $3 for the admission without first passing through the barge office of each married Immigrant and $6 for families. The steward, it Is as serted, said that he had been In the habit of paying those prices. It Is alleged that the frauds date back six years and that 10,000 Immi grants have in this way entered the onuntry. Lycoming- Democratic Ticket. Py F.ifhulvt Wire (ram The Awe ruled Treat. Wllllam"lrt. Aug. 2a Tho Democrat nt l.y comlne county nominated (he following ticket in convention thli allernooni Prealclcnt indue, Hon, V. V. Hartj iherlff, Harvey rs. Mllnoi; rirnthnnot.ir.v, Andrew W. Slrgrl; dllrlct alter nev, Walter E. Itltteri county aurve.vor, Kdward J, I'.ldred. Burial of General Knipe. Hj- Exclusive Wire from The AMOciated Press, llarrltbnric, Auir. 20. Oneral .tovph F. Knipe v.i burled in llarrMmri; lemelcry thia after noon ullli military honor, riomnor stone. Lieutenant Oomnor (Inhln, fienoral Mulholland and other cliitlnculihed nolilleri were among the honorary pall-bearer. Valuable Jerseys Killed. Dy Euluebe Wire from The Associated Preu. Lancaster, l'a Auir, 20.- A herd ot right fine TerM.v enwa belonKlng to .lohn llo'useal, a farmer Iblng near Majlnun, M rminty, hai hern killed by order ot the health autlioritlea. They were aSected with tuberculoid. THE PENNSYLVANIA KNIGHTS OF FYTHIAS Thirty-eighth Annunl Session Held nt Allcntown. By Kxel'.iilrt Wire from The Aawlated Pre Allentown, Pa., Aug. 20. The grand lodge of Pennsylvania Knights of Pythias opened Its thirty-eighth an nual session in this city today. Mayor Shandt and W. K. Mohr delivered Un welcoming addresses, and Grand Chancellor Thomason responded on behalf of the order. Tho report of ofllcers showed tho order has 401 lodges throughout the state, n loss of S, and 4'.',S(I." members, a gain of (so; funds on hand and In vested, $1,075,117.83; relief paid, $17C 70.74; paid for burials, $(?l,nS0.60; re lief for families of deceased members, $S?rt.l9. The following lodges wore awarded prizes for the greatest gains In mem bership: Pittsburg lodge, $100; Lln wood lodge, $7."); Hawkins lodge, $.'0; Onward lodge, $L"i. Invincible lodge tecelved honorable mention. 'I'll- Knights of Pythias grand lodge this nflcrnoon conferred the degree on 77 past chancellors. Officers were elected as follows: Grand chancellor, Charles G. Krnest; grand vice chancel lor, George M. Fletcher; grnnd prelate, Calvin Tomllnson; grand keeper of refolds and seals, George Hawks; srind master of exchequer, Julius Mountney; grand master of ams, W. K. Folly.: supreme representatives. H. M. Wndsfortli ami R. II. Jackson; grand Inner guard, Wills 11. Faber; grand outer guard, Thomas N. New ell: grand trustee, William It. Hennln- ger. The grand Keeper of tho cx- c heiiuer reported receipts last year of $IS,SSfi,77: payments, $20,300.19; balance $1l',437.S!. The grand lodge appropri ated $I5,7S." for the coming year. The endowment rank has $:i,M2,000 endow ments in Pennsylvania and paid $5fiJ. U'S.IL' in death claims In this state. Warrants were- refused greater Pitts burg lodge and the lodge at McKees port. DAMAGE FROM THE CLOUDBURST AT YORK The Storm Proves the Most Destruc tive in tho County for Mnny Years Loss, $100,000. Py Kxriilvt Wirp frem The AnrlatMl Prev. York, Pa., Aug. 1'0. The Hoods re sulting from yestt'i'day's cloudburst have proved the most destructive in York county for many years. Ksti matesi place the loss nt over $100,000. At Glen Hock, oil' the Northern Cen tral railway every factory was Inun dated and numerous stoics and dwell ings were submerged. The loss there Is estimated at $25,000. Traffic on the Northern Central railway was sus pended at noon yesterday, and up to noon today had not been fully re stored. At York Haven the Sus-quehanna river roe six feet and destroyed the coffer dam constructed In the river by the York Haven Power company. The loss there Is estimated at $18,000. Hun dieirs of small bridges have been washed away and fields of growing crops arc laid waste. KILLED BY A LIVE WIRE. Tho Ambulnnce Corps Who Went After Johnson Bndly Injured. P.v KtrliKivp Wire from The .WntlatM PreM. Wilmington, Del., Aug. JO. Harry Johnson, colored, a driver of a coal wagon, while passing along Clayton street last night, raised bis arm to brush away a wlie that was hanging In the street. It was a live wire, and Johnson was instantly killed. Tho Phoenix ambulance was called to at tend Johnson, and while responding was struck by n trolley car, and the four men comprising the ambulance corps were badly Injured, as fol lows: Andrew Mundeu, the driver, collar bone broken nnd Injured Internally, Charles Slmes, iiosp broken, arm sprained and leg strained; Kmmet Jlorrow. ankle sprained, arm man gled and Injured internally; Horace Cilbason, several ribs splintered, arm wrenched, hip crushed and injured In ternally. Gibnsun is In a critical con dition. SCHWAB WILL NOT RESIGN. Number of Steel Mngnntcw in Con sultation nt New York. By L'xclu'.be Wire from The Associated I'rew, New York. Aug. 20. From nn au thoritative source the Associated Press la enabled to denv the renort thnr Charles M. Schwab Is to resign tho presidency of tho United Slates Steel corporation. Mr. Schwab. Judge (iar.v nnd Kobert H.icon, of J. P. .Morgan & Co., wero in conference this afternoon. OJothlng was inado publlu us to the nature of the conference. NEGRO TORTURED. Py Kictuilte Wire (rem The A.vn.,nled Pre. Pillas, Tex., Anir. 20. A dipjtch received heie tonight from Whitethorn, Ten., say the negio, Alfred Wilder, ilniged with the murder ol Mr. Caldwell, I lie wife ol a f!ra.nn county farmer, ut her home nn S.itindiy l.nt, wa raptured hy a mob and burned at Nelion'a ranch, two and one-hall mllci cat of lied Ilanch. Smith Breaks Record. Ily r.iclusbe Wiro from The Aoclated l're. Salt Lake, Utah, Auir. 20. Ilddie Smith, of Salt .Lake, broke the world'a amateur one mile bicycle record at the Kilt Palace ameer track tonight, riding the dUtame In the firt heat ol a nilde tundiiap race In 1..V? S-S. ThU I die and one.flflh iconmh belter than Ihc pievlon lecnrd, made bv F. J. Ilcflman at llutte, Mont., a. few wcck ago. Kitchener's Roport. Py i:clube Wire from The Asaoclated Preu, London, Vug. 20.-l.nid Kltihenei'a weekly ie port firm I'lcioila, dated Aug, If), ahovva that M llnera weie killed, 20 wire wounded, 2(1 were made M Uoi.cn and M turrendcred during that time, THE TICKET AGREED UPON Judoe William Potter and Represen tative Frank G. Harris Will Make Up the Ticket. PLATFORM SENTIMENT It Will Commend the Administra tions of President McKlnley and Governor Stone nnd Endorse the Official Acts of United States Sen ators Quny nnd Penrose Meeting of the Conference. By Exclualre Wire from The Ataoclated Pre, llarrlsburg, Aug. '.'0. Judge William Potter, of t'.tilurg, for judge ,i 'be Supreme court, and Representative Frank (5. Harris, of Clearfield, for state treasurer. This ticket has een agreed upon by the leaders who am here to attend tomorrow's Republican state convention, and the indications art; their choice will be rut I tied by the delegates. There are no other candi dates and the friends of the prospec tive nominees predict their nomination by ncclamatlon. The platform will commend tho administrations of Presi dent McKlnley and Governor Stone; endorse the official nets of I'nlted Slates Senators Quay and Penrose, nnd commend the last legislature In so far as It redeemed party pledges. The cam paign will b? conducted by General Frank Header, of Kaslon. who will be re-elected chairman of tho state com mittee. Neither Senators Quay nor Penrose, both of whom are on their va tatlons, will attend the convention. The customary meeting of the state committee the day previous to the con vention to prepare the roll ot delegates wax dispensed with owing to the ab sence of contests. The certainty of the nomination of Potter nnd Harris and the apparent harmony among th dc-lt gates presages a small attendance at tho convention. Chairman Keeder said tonight that the convention would convene at 10 o'clock and that It would complete Its work without a recess within two hours. I Mr. Harris has headquarters at the l.ochlel Intel nnd this evening a dele gation of his Clearfield friends, with the Dii Pols band, gave a short street parade. Judge Potter Is neither here nor has he hcadeiuarters, his canvass being In charge of Attorney General Klkln and other leaders. The Judge Is at present serving on the Supremo bench by appointment of his former law partner, Governor Stone. The speech nominating him will be made by Recorder A. M. Brown, of Pittsburg. John H. Kelly, of Clearfield, will nomi nate Mr. Harris. A caucus of the Allegheny delega tion was held this evening, at which It was decided to endorse no candi dates, although it is predicted that the delegates will vote for Potter and Harris. A steering committee, with Senator William Kllnn. the former leader of the anti-Quay Republican or ganlzatlon, as chairman, was appoint ed. There, is a strong sentiment among the leaders in favor of the selection of Mr. Kllnn for permanent chairman of the convention) and it is not unlikely that he will be choe.cn. A conference of the leaders was held tonight at the executive mansion nt which Senator Kllnn was tendered the temporary chairmanship. He declined the honor, nnd .1. O. Brown, Pitts burg's director of public safety, was chosen. Mr. Brown Is chairman of the Allegheny delegation, and Is a personal and political friend of Kllnn. David 11. Lane, ot Philadelphia, will probably be permanent chairman. Congressman Ulngham, of Philadel phia, will probably be chairman of the resolutions committee. The conference was attended by Re corders Hrowiiv of Pittsburg and Mur phy, of Allegheny; Senator Kllnn, Director Brown, Attorney General Kl kln, Mr. Lane, Chalrmnn Heeder and Vice Chairman Kyre. The platform as agreed upon at the conference endorses the sta.te and national administrations; concedes the light of both capital and labor to or ganize and recommends that the pres ent labor troubles' be settled by con cessions and mediations; encloses the oleomargarine, miners' new capl tol and school appropriation bills passed by the last legislature; rie nounces the Democratic party as in capable, untrustworthy nnd Incompet ent and congratulates the eople on the splendid condition of the t-tate treasury. i Scottish Clnns nt Pittsburg. R Kiclinlte Wire from Ths Ae;tlated Pie. I'lM.hurg, Aug. 20 -The Iwentyhllh hiennljl rnmriilimi of (he Order ol the Scottish liana opened at Klk' hall In thl rlly at noon today, with tM delegate p'ewat from the I'nited si.ite and ,1'jnadj. The convention will at llnee dayi and the elonj n 111 he eorret. The election ol of tic era and the noire Hon ol the mxt place ol meeting will be held on Friday. St. Iiouli will likely be cltmn. Four-Year-Old Girl Drowned. Py Kxchuhe Wire from The Associated Tre. Iin llol. Pa.. Aug. 20.-Har.eI Muther. the I-jear-old daughter ol M, C. Mather, of thi place, wa dionned todiy by filling from the pouh rf her home Into the flood that mriound the home, owing In the heao' ralm that hove prevailed here ilnce (Saturday and which have flooded inary of the low Ijlng eretioiK ot the illy. Fort Riley Gun Victim. Dy Exclulve Wire Irom Tlie Awoclited Prea. I'oit Itiley, K., Aug. 20. -Private- Mack.y Seiko, eiip of Uie victims of jeti'nlai' ex dnrin of a gun ran Inm', died today, making three dead. Iteirult Llo.id'a reinveiy la doiilltul. The fori aurgeon lodav removed one ol Seigeant Vlahonry'a re, lie will lecover. The other in jured aie in good condition. The Iowa Snlls for Fannmn. By Eielualve Wire Irom The Awoclated Trew. Fan Franclxen, Aug, ?i. The battleahlp Iowa tailed thlt alternoon lor Panama. THE NEWS THIS MORNING- Weather Indications Today: QENEHALLY FAIH 1 Hcncral-Slatf 1lriuhlirana Autre on a Ticket. nlft IVmuHm the Strfl strike. Mob Itiilf In I'iMcf City, Mo. Attorney flfnirl Knn' Open Letter. 2 fieneriil -('Mliomlnl Department. 3 t.mal-llenrlns In tlit llurd.v-fJurrly Vitf. Kmln.illnn tnr Mine rormn. Stale Camp ol the I, t). S. ol A. 4 I'rillorlal. Note anrt Comment. 5 l.nnl--Patrolman Vlh llelura a Promotion. Work In Hie F.'tucitlnnil f'ontevt. (1 total Weat Scrantnn anil Submrian. 7 General -N'orlrieattern Pennjbania. Kinanclal and Commercial. S Local Industrial and I.almr. VERY POOR TRACK AT GRAND CIRCUIT Audubon Boy Steals the 85,000 Prize Blue Grass Horse Wny Back In the Rnce. Py Kirlutlve Wire Irom The A'aoclated Prew, Readvllle, Mass,, Aug. 20. The rain which came to tho grand circuit park was not good for the track today. It was soggy nnd lacked firmness, never theless, the crowd, which was larger than yesterday, had some tine sport watching Audubon Roy steal the i.'H class for the Norfolk stake of jr.,000 from Shadow Chimes, the big favorite, who is owned nnd who was driven by K. K. Goers, of Ixuilsville. The Blue Grass horse had to be content with the third heat, the first and the last two falling to Audubon Hoy. The latter paced the llrst heat In the re markable time of 2.0t)i. New Rich mond took thp spcond heat, but after that went to pieces. It was a drama tic struggbs between Geers and Hud ron. In the 2.10 class trot, Toggles, a Cali fornia gelding, was the choice of the talent, and the race .went to him in a walk-over, his best time being LMl'.i, Klfteen horses were In the Held for tho start of th 2.10 class trot, and there were several attempts io get oft before the word "go" was actually given. Retting favored Sallle Simp son, a Kentucky mare, who felicitated h.T backers by marching away with the two heatti. Lcola took the thhd, while Vic Seholler left the bunch eas ily In the fourth and won the heat This event was unfinished. Admlnil Dewiy, the "son nt Rligun, and a descendant of Nancy Hull. ?, vvah the wini'er In the trot for foals of 1R0S, In two straight heats. Scott Hudson, who drove Hawthorn, was lined $100 for disorderly conduct. 2.l."i cla-., trotting; pui-e. $1,(i0 (concluded): Albcrl.i P.. shenangollolll..maie, by ('.dnnc: Moirlll (Mi Henry) still Marlqur (Kenney) I it ft ;i 2 llingrn, dr., (fiaith) 12 12 7 1 K.iler (Golden) II 2 .1 2 .) Uuretta (Middletnn) Z 3 ; I rt John llooticr (llriXol) I 11 'I S S Sanala, Captain Haft, .vnalnr MilU, Xanlti, Paroncw and l.rnr.i abo Malted, but were clu lanced or ruled nut. Time-2 IH'4, 2.11V 2.1Ui. 2.10V 2.1rti. 2 21 cl.i, paring; utc, V,nno: AudulTin Hoy, .1, .1. Audubon. Plaxey, by Rourhoun (Ibidon) I ." 5 1 1 Shadow Chime (fleeral 2 7 1 3 2 (inch inianchard) .1 l 2 t ." Pilnty (Juecn (Munson) 7 2 ." .1 H 1iuUe f3. (Merrill) s I ;t n Star Pugh (lickwnod) HO s ; s It.ijah, New Richmond, Amlxr Sphinx, (io Me, lleloise and Teiracc ufca abo stalled and were! distanced or nild mil. Titne-2.(W4, 211. 2.111, 2.014, 2.i'i. 2.10 c-law, trotting; pure, .1,.Vn1: Tigajes, Stratliuai'-Fly, by Palu iliark).. 1 1 Little Pick (Pope) I : Temple Wilkea (floMen) : 1 M-lrr Mic iKenny) 4 .1 J.inlio iSindcrO du. Tune-" 121?, 2 11V f'nal li tinlllng. two In Ihrei-i pur-e, 2,k; Admiral Drwiy, Hingrn-Namy Hanks, by Hippy Medium (Titter) '. 1 1 Cinlo Pell (Thayer) 2 2 rtmvcllan (Coldi-n) 7 ;1 Hawthorne (Hudson) ; 7 Xellv Rod (Cirpe.iter) 4 .1 Melton (Young) ." I Say Tell (Pleire) 1! 0 Ilorilma' Prolher I lb an) ill... Tune- 2.17'i. 2.14'i. 2.11 la, trotting; pur .l,rio (iinfinMirdi! S.illle Mmpon (Middletnn) I l 2 .1 Ix-nli (Hulchlngf.) 14 2 I 2 Vic Miellor (Van llokkelen) 10 PI !i 1 Mmeilrk (Meflary) 2 7 i (i Henrietta (Young) e 4 ,i .1 Spl.lnx Lale (Turner) .1 .1 4. I. R.. Charlei II. lamlw, lien Hal, La.t'r, Pehut, On'oiila, Rolorla, Mary C. and The Spaniard .il" Marled. Time 2.1WJ, 2.10. 2 I.VJ, 2.13V Tennis Tournament. Ily F.xclmlto Wire from The Adulated Prci-a. Nenpoil, II. I., Villi. 20. Of the flfl,.ix men entered (or the mllonil tcnnl tournament onlv two, Ilealii Wright and W. A. Larned, remain. The.e have won (heir wtiy through to the final round hy vlitue of brilliant play. Tomorrow lhee two will meet to decide the aevcuta, na tional championship. Killed by Fall of Rock. Py Exchnlve Wire liom The Awodatcd Pie. .lohnMown. Pj.. Aug. 20. -Albeit Price, aged 20 year", w'.i killed, and Tinner Chappie wax eil oinly Inlured today by a IjII ol rock In Sllnenian mine No. 1 hi outh pork, thi county. Ilotli men were roldenn ol outh Fork. Imulfklrnt plopping ol the rock l said Io he the caue ef the acrldent. Philadelphia Loan Awnrded. Py fxcluxbe Wire (mm The s.v.e.atej Prew. Philadelphia. Aug. 20. -Mi.ior Ahbrldge today awarded the city improvement loan ol (.n.OOO.ooo, with lnterit at S'j per tent, to the indicate ot hnnkc-m headed by Prexel i Company at their bid ol Wn-M.SOO or the entire loan. Pennsylvania Pensions, Py Kxchnlve Wire from The Axxmlaled Pre. Wahlngb'ii, Aug. '.'n.-Thiw pinlnin have been lued; Marxhall II. Smllh, of Wilkra-rtarrr, flu; .lacnli Knight, ol Thornhurtl, Lackawanna lounty, if' Winery Destroyed. Py Exclusive Wlie Irom The Awoclated PreM. Santo lion, Cab, Aug. 20,The winery of W. II. Hntchkba fc Company waa deatroved bv lira J today. The lo l tW,000, OPEN LETTER FROM KNOX The flttorncu General's Replu to Committee ol Anti-Trust Learjue Is Somewhat Peppery. CAN GIVE NO INFORMATION Mr. Knox Resenta tho Insinuation Thnt He Hns Been Offlclnlly Con nected with the Carnegie Com panyHe Also Intimates That the Information Desired Could Havo Been Procured Through Personal Inquiry, Thereby Avoiding tho Doubtful Propriety of Addressing an Offlclnl by nn Open Letter De livered to the Tress. Washington, Aug. 20. Attorney Gpn er.il Knox today sent the following htter to the Joint committee of tho American Anti-Trust league and Dis trict Assembly tiB, Knights of Labor. In reply to one from the committee ipquestlng Information from Mr. Knox regarding the I'nlted Stales Steel cor poration. Washington, I). ('., Aug. 20. Mr. II. II. Martin, Chiiiman Joint Committee of Antl-Triwl League, l.li-. Sir; I have the honor to a. know ledge the re iclpt of jour letter of Aug. l'. ICOI, In whl.b j on rccpn-M me to obtain lor jou icrlaln Inter, inillun "llh lenience In inialn agreement or agu-riiicnt made between the constituent com panics ami individual who organized the Culled Males Sdel corpoi.itlon Vou ak me to atlonl jnn all the Information tint I may "posse or can obtain," and jou specifically refer'ln an alleged "trust or s.vndlcato agnement," whlih jou ta(e (he ptc(.ldrnt of tin I'nKed Mads Sleel coiporation, Mr. C. M, Schwali "refused to fuinii.li to the I'nlted Statcx industrial coninn-ion when on ttio witness stand win ii before lint IvHb," and jou further ktato that jc.ur fcpicsi foi infornnlton is to be under alood as c'overlng "anj- other imittactR of a simi lar kind with wlili h jou aie acquainted or which jou i an ohtain for us." V.011 also Male that jour 'ccpirst for Information Is fnuml"il upnii inforinitlnn and belief that .it the lime lids contract or th-e contractu was or wire made tint I was "In H'me way officially connected with tho Carneglo company," and you therefotp assume thai the Infoimallon which jou require must he lu my "M-xlnn or convenient. ly at hand." I am therefore requested In glvo jou the eulistante, or. If pnvuhlc, copy th'reof. Piiniarllj', penult me to nay tint, your request l.s founded noon an erroneous assumption. I do not know wh" the iivliviiluils arc who organized the 1 nited Stales Med corporation lfjh"y are tho persons n-mllj- nimeil in the newspapers as the promoters of tint orCaniratlon, with tlco single exception of Mr. ('. M. Schwal I don't know, neier a.iw, and wac never connected with my of lli'in. I never heard of anj' agreement belueiii them and the ion.-tituent member of the slecl cnrporalinn. Neither at Iho time of the formation of tho t'niled Males Meel corporation, nor at any time, was I officially connected with the Carnegie Steel companj. I was foinierly one of its legal ad viwra in the i nnn.net of its manufai luring busi lies., but was never consulted with rrference In the furiiiHlinn of the I'nltod Stites eorpoiation nor in lelitlon tec the sale to that companj of hares of (.lock held h tho stockholders of the Carnegie compinj'. I hoe nevci n-cn the piper or agrreinent4 In which jou refer, nor hive I been iufoinieil of their content. I have nn knowledge whatever of their c.xislence, term or scope. I .-nn thus -.pecirie as I dcslie to cover both the tpirlt ami the Idler of vour Inquliv. I mil' so, luoieovci, tint I have no accecx tn tho .igireiiienl or piporjc to which jmi refer. I know nothing of (lie one tn which you cspec iallv refer, and don't evin know that cuch an agiee incut i in exbtence. The Infoimallon which jou request, therefon, is not in mv pn.scesslnn or conveniently at hand, as jou ,iunie, and it Is, theiefme, Inipo-nlhle for me In comply with any of tin- icquot -it forth In jour letter. All this iiiforiinlioti Mm i mild have at any time ac quired through the usual method of direct pr sonal inquirj'. Ilieidiy avoiding (he donhtful pio. prh'tj- of aildrcvclng me thioiigh the medium f an open letter, which jou eoniuireiiily delliered to tho pi em. Whether, If u h piper weie ae'i-ensible to me. It would be mr duty In ohtain Ihcrn and furnish thrin for use In li'gil pine ceilings, In which jou .ire a pirlj, and ties- nelnio ol whleh 1 don't car in elpsiuss, and it 1 may legard Hie leiler as ad elreed tn me ofliiiilli I will saj : "If this di pirtinent I under ohllgilliui tn furnish in form itbm t" piospeetl' " litigant in undisclosed pine ceding, us ic-pon-lbUIHe and labors are iireesi-.irlly gre.tlcr linn they hue ever been Imagined from lie' tini' of it formation. In deed, as I lieu- .ire gen. rally two parties tn everv controversy, ii would be difheult tn disiinrgn Mich alleged duti'S In lioth pirlle in xlecv of conflicting liile'iea's. This department was not called Into being (o furni.-h Information to pn vale lltlg.iii lis elutirs and Its nlejert i ti enforce tlie feeier.el i-tatute is inlcrpreled bj' the eoiiits, wlisuever there Is prnluhle cause for l llcvlng that they have been vlnlited. Very leieperlfultr, ("Ignec1) P. C. Knox, Attomey Ceneril. Desire to Hnvo Chnrtor Revoked. Washington, Aug. W. The following telegram was sent today to the Feder ation of Trades and Union of New Jersey, at Camden, by the Joint com mittee of the American Anti-Trust lpngup nnd District Assembly fifi, Knights of Labor: "We urgently request your organiz ation authorize Its legislative commit tee take steps to secure revocation of charter of United States Steel corpor ation." Worry Drove Him to Death. Dy Kxcluslve Wire from The As.oeiat;d Press. Lanciikter. Vug. 20 - l.dward Collins, .1.1 year of age, died In the county insine a-jium a victim of grief. Foul vear ago he was a motnrman on the Columbia trnllcv line, and hi car struck and killed a bov. Wnir.v over it drove; him In sane Inside of two year. YESTERDAY'S WEATHER. ,o,.il eliia fur August 20, liUt Highest (eniperntuio F degrees j.riwrst temperiiluiu 70 degreei ltehulve Humldilj ; s a. m SI per rent. 8 p. in 72 per rent. Precipitation, 21 hours ended 8 p. m., trace. -'- ' TTEATHER FORECAST. Washington, Aug. 20. Forecast for Fastern Pennsjlvaniat (lenerally fair Wedrvuday and Thursday; wtnda maatlj; light oiitheily. t - t -r t t -f. t t.