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OiflGla!. Prooramme of the United
Mine Workers as Fixed at
Indianapolis. '
ITust Before Adjournment President
Nicholls Secures the Adoption of
' nn Amendment Instructing Locals
and Inviting Other Unions Every
where to Act ns Employment Agen
cies for the Temporary Placing of
Striking Anthracite Men The
Union's Demand Now Is for Arbi
tration. By I'xrhisive Wire from The Associated Press.
Indianapolis. Ind., July 20. The pro
gramme ratified by the General con
vention of the United Mine Workers
prior to adjournment yesterday after
noon was as follows:
1. That the national treasurer be au
thorized and directed to Immediately ap
propriate 0,000 from the funds of the na
tional treasury and place It at the dis
posal of the officers of Districts Nos. 1,
1 and !), (the anthracite districts).
2. That all districts, sub-districts and
local unions be appealed to to donate
from the surplus In their treasuries as
large amounts as they can afford.
3. That an assessment of 10 per cent,
he levied on the gross earnings of all
members of local unions In Districts G,
f, 12, ID, 23 and 25, and an assessment of il
per week upon all members of local
unions In Districts S, 5. 11, 13, It, 15, 16, 20
nnd 21. The members of districts now on
strike which may resume work before
this assessment has been removed, shall
he assessed either 10 per cent, of their
cross earnings or $1 per week, whichever
their district may decide, from the time
work Is resumed.
4. The assessment shall be paid direct
from the local unions to the national sec
retary, and tho local unions will be held
responsible for the payment of the same.
B. An assessment of 23 per cent, will be
levied upon the wages, salary or per
centage received from tho organization
of all national, district and bub-dlstrlot
officers and organizers.
6. The assessment shall begin with, the
16th of July. 1902.
7. All contributions made from the na
, tlonal office to the anthracite region will
ha divided pro rata to each anthracite
district In accordance with the. number
tf minora nnd mine laborers In each of
them, as shown by tho most recent coal
S. That a circular bo Issued to the
American people.
An Amendment by Nicholls.
The following amendment, submitted
by President Nicholls, of Anthracite
District No. 1, was Included:
9. That each local union In the regions
that are at work select a committee,
which shall seciue ft oik for as many of
the men on strike as po-slble and tho
locality whore the local union Is situated,
and that the local Inform secretaries of
the strike districts of the number of men
needed, the kind of work, wages and ar
rangements for tiansportatlon. That tho
same proposition be submitted to all local
unions tu the American Federation of
10. That tha circular to our local
unions shall Include a recommendation
tliut committees be appointed to canvass
the business men and other citizens of
their locllltics for subscriptions.
Following Is the circuit ,.o the peo
ple: We, the representatives of tho United
MlnT Workers of America, In convention
assembled, fully appreciating tho gicat
responsibility wo owe to our constituents
nnd the vast community of which wo are
n. part, hereby state, for the information
of all who desiro to know, the line of
action wo lmvo determined to pursue In
the present crisis In our affairs, and tho
reasons that have Impelled us to this de
cision. As miners of coal, we view with tho
exalted prldo of a parent tho wonderful
industrial development of the past flf
tcen years, with all tho attending influ
ences upon the civilization of the present
which It has produced, Hut when we
look upon the enormous fortunes that our
labor has made possible, with the In
numerable comforts and luxuries that It
brings to the peoplo Lt large, and then
examine tho paltry ryttaiiee we receive
ns wages for tho labor we have to per
form, tho dangcis wo undergo, tho damp
ness we must endure, tho foul air wo
mist breathe, and the peculiar rheumatio
and lung tumbles, superinduced by them
conditions, which wo must bear, wo
naturally foci that we are being unjust
ly rieolt with in the small amount of this
world's goods which wo receive In return
for so much labor und so many sacri
fices. The great combinations of capital which
control tho coal industry have become so
powerful that no miner can hope,
through his Individual efforts, to secure a
Just shuro of tho wealth which his labor
has produced. The history of Industrial
development In the post has shown that
when capital combines tho workers must
comuine, eise tney win rail one by one,
an unpltlcd sncrlliee In the struggle for
existence. J'op many years the coal
miners of America have been imbued with
the truth of this position.
The extremely low wages paid to an
thracite miners: tho refusal of tho coal
companies to have, tha coal properly
weighed, or permit the mineis to employ
a man, at their own expense, to seo tho
coal they havo mined weighed, measured
or credjted; Uifs great number of hours
the miner must work each day in the
most unsanitary conditions: the cruel and
Unjust manner In which they have been
treated by petty bosses, clothed with a
little brief authority; tho arbitrary as
sumption by he employers that neither
tho miners nor the publlo have any rlghtB
that ore entitled to consideration by
them, havo forced tu to organize, not foi
the purpose of taking from the operatots
that which belongs to them, but for the
purpose of securing, by business methods,
better treatment than wo have received
In the past und fair recompense for our
we uuvu sougnt to accomplish this end
by conciliatory methods, by submitting?!,
disputed points to arbitration, and by
refusal to work upon tho terms offered
us, commonly spoken of ns strikes, when
all other other means of adjusting tho
grievances' complained of havo failed, As
proof of our sincerity, we point to the
joint convention system of adjusting
the wages and conditions of employment
from year to year, which wo have by our
persistent efforts Introduced and llrmly
established In a great mnjorlty of tho
bituminous fields of the United States.
For tivo years we have annually made
contracts In this manner with many of
the bituminous coal operators, and not
withstanding tho allegations that are
persistently made that we are an Irres
ponsible body, we feel proud of tho fact
that, while It may have been to our
llnanctal Interests on many occasions to
cast them nslde, and we were under no
legal obligations to any one, wo havo
faithfully lived up to the letter and spirit
of every contract we hnvo made, nor
shall we violate them now.
One hundred nnd fifty thousand of our
craftsmen In tho anthracite region of
Pennsylvania have sought to secure bet
ter wages nnd relief from many galling
conditions under which they have been
compelled to labor In tho past. They
have tried by every honorable means
known to civilized men to adjust the
grievances with their employers without
resorting to a strike. In this they hnvc
failed becnuso the employers have as
sumed to bo the only parties lntereitcd
In all the unctions Involving tho opera
tion of the mines, a position that has not
been sustained by the conditions existing
since a stoppage of work has taken place.
Some of the coal operators have been
quoted as saying that tho question Is not
ono of wages or other conditions of cm
ployment, but that they believe It to be
an opportune time to destroy the union.
Whether they havo made this statement
or not, tholr actions Indicate that their
purpose Is to destroy our organization.
If it Is the purpose of the coul opera
tors to destroy our union, then upon the
principle that self-preservation Is the first
law of nature, we would be fully Justified
In taking drastic measures to prevent the
accomplishment of their designs. Wc be
lieve wo have within our reach the means
by which that purpose can be thwarted.
No legal power can compel us to work. If
wo desiro to remnln Idle.
Wo believe that our Interests In the
community of which we are a. part, and
our obligations to the operators, with
whom we havo agreements, require that
we shall not inaugurate a general sus
pension of work in the coal trade. They
may destroy our union, hut they cannot
make us violate our contracts.
To Continue Struggle.
The struggle In the anthracite region
will be continued until our demands have
been gianted or a competent board of ar
bitration has declared that we are wrong.
No class of men realizes more than we
do the great power of public opinion.
Jts influence Is potent for good or evil, In
accordance with the manner In which it
Is used. No right can bo secured and
maintained without its support, and no
wrong can ;ong exist thut meets with Its
concentrated opposition.
Realizing this fact, wo appeal to tho
people at huge to bring all possible pres
sure to bear on the ofllcers nnd stock
holders of the anthracite coal-carrying
railroads and other anthracite coal in
terests, to treat considerately tho ap
peals of their employes for arbitration.
The care of 150,000 men and .their fami
lies hi a protracted struggle, such as this
Is likely to be, will require the expendi
ture of a large sum of money In the pur
chaso of food. Our own resources nre
limited. AVo havo levied a largo assess
ment on those of our members who are
at work to assist us in caring for those
who are on strike.
Wo need more money for thnt purpose,
and we appeal to every trade union and
trade unionist, to every citizen whoso In
terests nre Involved, and to every lover
of fair play, to nssist us in raising $1,000,
0U0 per month from outside sources, as
long as the strike may last.
We believe that with this amount of
money, together with tho amount re
ceived from our own members, we can
continue tho struggle until Justice has
been secured for the anthracite miners.
President Mitchell has made the fol
lowing estimate of the number of strik
ers and dependents In each district nnd
weekly revenues to be derived from
each district under the decision of tho
convention, together with amounts of
weekly assessments by districts.
Cost of Maintaining Strike.
District No. 1, Pennsylvania (anthra
cite) JIlucis on stilke, estimated, 70.5CO.
Number of dependents, estimated, 317,000,
District No. 7, Pennsylvania (anthra
olto) Miners on strike, estimated, 18.0C0,
Number of dependents, estimated, 90,000,
Dlstilct No. 9, Pennsylvania (anthra
cite) Miners on strike, estimated, 52,000.
Number of dependents, jMlmatcd, 262,500,
Total strlkcis In anthracite field, esti
mated, 150,000. i
Total number dependents In anthraclto
field, estimated, 750,000.
Kstlnmted weekly expense In anthraclto
field, J300.00O,
District No. 17. West Virginia (bitumin
ous) Number of strikers, estimated, 23,
000; number of dependents, estimated,
Revenue for Defraying
Estimated contributions from districts,
JIOO.OOO; estimated contributions from sub
districts, J100.000; estimated contributions
from locals. $200,COO; total, $100,000.
Estimated revenue from weekly assess
ments by districts: No. 2, Pennsylvania,
$1,000; No. R, Pennsylvania,. $30,000; No, 0,
Ohio, $0,000; No. 8, Indiana (block), II.
000; No. 12. Illinois, $50,000; No. 11, In
dlana, (bituminous), $10,000; No. 13. Iowa,
$13,000; No. 11. Kansas, $10,000; No, 15,
Colorado. $7,000; No, 1G, Maryland, $5,000;
No, 19, Tennessee, $8,000; No, 20, Alabama,
$10,000; No. 21, Arkansas, $7,000; No. 23,
Kentucky, $10,000; No. 21, Missouri, $S,000,
Total, $211,000-
Estimated publlo contributions (Week-ly)-$2J0,;
Grand total Income, 491,000.
At Wilkes-Barre Headquarters,
Wllkes-narre.Pn.,' July 20.-,The strike
headquarters of the United Mine Work
ers in this city, which have been closed
since President Mitchell went west,
will bo re-opened on Tuesday, when
Mr. Mitchell and the district presidents
wll return to this city, After a bilef
conference as to how relief funds shall
be distributed the subordinate ofllcera
Will return to their nomes and take
charge of the distribution in their re
spective districts. When Mr, Mitchell
returns to this city he 'Is expected to
remain hete until tho strike comes to
an end.
It Is said now that tno miners have
denned their position, the Civic Fed-
oration will make another uppcal to
the coal operators to arbitrate.
c Armed Men Invade Home of a
EtctitMre Wire Irom The Associated 1'res.
ottsvllle, July 20. Six armed strlk-
yesterday Visited the residence of
.o Ellcrshergcr, of Llewellyn, who Is
irtH.iiMlnii iini'lmnn n ml tl tn tvln r
ylvers, threatened to blow his head
W unless he should promise to remain
away from work, Ellersuerger's wife
fainted from fright.
Coal and Iron policemen rescued Kl
lersberger from tho strikers, all of
whom were anested and held under
American Liner Belgenland Breaks
Shaft, but Is Finally Towed in
Safety Into Halifax Harbor.
By Inclusive Wire Ir'om The Associated Press.
Halifax, N. S., July 20 The Ameri
can Line steamer Helgenland, from
Philadelphia for Queenstown and Liver
pool, was brought to this port yester
day In tow of the Harrison Lino
steamer Scholar.
The Belgenland broke her shaft on
July 9 In latitude, 40.57 north, longitude
51.07 west. Four days later In response
to signals of distress, she was picked
up by the Scholar, which was on her
way from Galveston to Liverpool.
The Belgenland has on board 129 first
class and seventy-four sccdnd-class
passengers und all were reported well.
The accident caused little excitement.
When the shaft broke on July 9, the
engineer made repairs by placing sheet
bunds over tho shaft. Tho machinery
was then started. In half an hour the
bands broke and the steamer was again
Further efforts to make repairs were
fruitless and for the next four days the
steamer lay drifting, while constant
watch was maintained for a vessel. No
rough weather was encountered. Twice
u distant craft was seen and signals
were made, but apparently they were
not seen fop no help came.
On Sunday, July 13, at 2 a, m., a light
was sighted and four rockets were sent
up. They wcro seen and soon the
Scholur was steaming alongside.
When the Scholar's captain learned
of the situation he decided to abandon
his voyage and tow the disabled vessel
to Halifax.
Last Day of Missionary Alliance,
Combined with Bishop Simpson's
Eloquence, Nets $31,000.
By Etclusiie Wire from Tlic Associated 1'resj.
Lancaster, Pa., July 20." The seventh
annual convention of the Christian und
Missionary Alliance, which has been In
session the past' week at Rocky Springs,
came to a conclusion this evening. It
was the day for annual contributions
and tho worshippers were aroused to
the greatest religious enthusiasm by
the exhortations of Bishop A. B. Simp
son, of New York, and other eminent
A number of rings and other articles
of Jewelry were placed in the contribu
tion boxes. This morning $10,000 was
raised, and at the afternoon meeting
this sum was Increased to $31,001. This
money will be used exclusively for the
work of the church In foreign fields.
Among tho larger contributions were
Philadelphia branch, $G,000; Pittsburg,
$6,300; Altoona, $1,000; Newcastle, $1,000;
Baltimore, $1,000; Scranton, $1,500; Lan
caster, $2,000. This district of the alli
ance Includes New Jersey, Pennsyl
vania, Delaware, West Virginia, Mary
land and the district of Columbia,
His Progress Continues to Surprise
His Doctors.
By Txelushe ire from The Associated Presa.
Cowes, Isle of Wight, July 20, King
Edward today attended divine services,
which were conducted by Commodore
Lambton, the commander of the Vic
toria and Albert. Queen Alexandra and
tho other members of the royal family
aboard the yacht were also present. A
cold northeast wind necessitated the
enclosing of the sides and stern of the
deck, where the king usually stays.
His majesty now rises at 9 o'clock In
the morning and takes his breakfast a
half hour later, after which he Is vis
ited by his physicians. Tho king's pro
gress continues to surprise his doctors,
Burglars at East Stroudsburg Got
Away with $600.
By Exclushe Wire Irom The Associated Press.
East Stroudsburg, July 20. Tho post
oilleo was entered by burglars early
Saturday morning, the safe blown open
and stamps and money amounting In
all to about $600 were taken. The
olllce was liadly wrecked by the explo
sion that forced open the sufe, Nitro
glycerine was used nnd the safe door
was blown off, parts of It being thrown
to the rear of the olllce.
A box containing $81, representing box
rents, wos left behind, as was a gold
watch belonging to Miss Mamie Place,
the clerk.
Gave HisLife"foTa Dog,
B Eicluslve Wire Irom The Associated Press.
llatlmore, July 20. Daniel Furney, 53
years old, dashed in fiont ot a rapidly
moving train at tho Lafayette aveuio
crossing today to rcscuo his pet fox ter
rier which was on tho track. Ho saved
the dog but was himself run down und
cut to pieces.
Trouble Also in Germany,
Bjr Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'reai.
Berlin, Juy 20. Tho West Gorman Cot
ton Spinners ate agitating for a gchoral
curtailment of production. They claim
(hey lose eight pfennigs to every pound
of yarn sold, the dally le.siies amounting
to 50,000
Eleven Persons Killed and Hundreds
of Homes Unroofed In Baltimore-Damage
Came Suddenly from the Southwest
and Skipped the Business Section
of the City, Exhausting Its Force
'Along the Eiver Front and in the
Harbor Pleasure Parties in Small
Boats Roughly Handled Many
Pathetic Incidents Effect of Storm
in Other Places.
! Exclusive Wire Irom The Associated Prtss.
Baltimore, Md July 20. A Herce
tornudo, characterized ny a wind storm
of extraordinary velocity, thunder, viv
id lightning and a heavy rain, suddenly
burst upon Baltimore at 1.30 p. m. to
day, coming from the southwest, with
the net result that eleven persons lost
their lives, hundreds of houses were
unroofed, trees In the public parks and
streets were torn up by the roots, many
buildings damaged and several people
injured. The storm exhausted its fury
in less than fifteen minutes. Tho dam
age done In the business part of the
city was comparatively slight, being
confined to the blowing down of signs
and injuries to roofs. It was In the
portions of the city along the river
front and in the harbor where the wind
spent Its violence.
The Dead.
Of those who perished nine were
drowned In the harbor from open boats,
one was killed by a falling tree and one
by a live wire. The following Is a list
of the killed:
Drowned in the harbor
ROY BAT1SMAN. aged 12 years.
JOSEPH CAIN, 10 years,.
JOHN CAIN, 6 years.
HARRY S. SCHULER, 10 months old
Killed by falling tree
Killed by live wire
The first three victims In the above
list were out in a rowbout on the river
with three other companions. When
the storm broke the boat was capsized,
three being drowned and the other
being rescued by a tugboat.
Tho boy killed by a live wire had, in
company with two other, boys, gone
into a shed for protection, when the
shed blew down and a live wire fell on
one of them, resulting in his death.
Pathetic Incident.
The drowning of Mrs. Schuler nnd her
children was the most pathetic incident
of the hurricane. Michael Schuler, with
his wife and three children, accom
panied by his brother-in-law, Joseph
Cooper, nnd his wife, had gone out Into
the harbor for a sail In a thirty-foot
boat. When the storm came, Schuler
and Cooper took In sails. Schuler sent
his wife and children Into the little
cabin, and he stood at the tiller to keep
the vessel's head toward the wind. A
sudden gust of wind threw the boom of
the vessel around, knocked Schuler
down nnd pinned him to the deck. An
other gust capsized the boat, releasing
Schuler, who, with Cooper und his wife,
wore thrown Into tho water, leaving
Mrs, Schuler and her children pinned In
tho cabin. Cooper saved himself and
his wife by hanging to the bottom of
the overturned boat, and Schuler saved
himself In the same way, after making
frantic efforts to get at his Imprisoned
wife and children. A crew from tho
schooner Edward H, Hunt rescued
Schuler and Cooper and wife nnd towed
tho capsized vessel to the wharf, where
It was righted and the dead bodies of
Mrs. Srhuler and her three children
taken from the cabin.
Thomas Carroll with four other young
men were out In the harbor in a row
boat, which was capsized. Carroll was
drowned, while his four companions
clung to the rudder of the steamship
Chathami from which perilous position
they wero rescued by a tug.
Camp Meeting Victims.
A colored camp meeting was In pro
gress In Paradise grove, near Powhat
tan, on tho Liberty road. The congre
gation had Just been dismissed when
the storm broke. A huge oak tree fell
upon the tent In which the services had
been held, Sevornl of the worshippers
were caught beneath It as It fell, The
tree hud to be sawed Into pieces before
the Imprisoned men and women could
be released. William Cornish was
crushed to death by the falling tree.
The others were not seriously Injured,
A hole several feet In diameter was
blown In tho wall of St, Mary's Star of
the Sea Catholic church, In South Balti
more, A portion of tho stone cornice,
weighing more than a ton, fell to the
street. Fortunately no one was Injured
by the falling stone and brick, The
damage to the church Is estimated at
While the storm was at Its height a
boat's crew from the German steamer
Breslau, at anchor In the harbor,
picked up two men from a boat which
had been capsized off Wolf street. '
At the foot of Concord street the
Merchant and Miners' Transportation
company's house was unroofed, with
small damage to building, but the rain
poured In on tho valuable cargo stored
therein, doing a damage which Is esti
mated from $100,000 to $300,000.
Gas Exploded.
The gas reservoir in South Baltimore,
tiontuining about 300,000 feet of gas, was
blown over, the gas exploding, without
Injuring anyone, tho damuge being
placed ut $15,000.
Tho damage to the shipping In the
harbor was general, but not of a seri
ous nature, Including such as the rip
ping of sails and the loss of masts and
The weather bureau hero reports that
It wits more In the nature of a whirl
wind than a tornado. The wind blew
ut tho rate of sixty-four miles an hour
und tho rainfall was fifty-six one hun
dredths of an Inch. The first Indication
of tho storm wus apparent nt 12.25 p.
m, nnd tho sun reappeared nt 1.45. Re
ports from outlying districts are
meagre, but so far as known tho storm
was confined to Baltimore and suburbs.
Great Loss in Iowa.
Keokuk, Iowa, July 20. Exploration
of the flooded districts of the Missis
sippi river from Keokuk south shows
conditions beyond tho appreciation or
realization of any but those of long ex
perience with the Father of Waters in
Its most destructive mood.
The situation Is growing worse hour
ly and a great conflagration would not
be more rapidly destructive. There Is
not the slightest chance of stopping this
most costly flood in the history of the
great river.
The correspondent of the Associated
Press went all over the worst damaged
area today In the steamer Silver Cres
cent and found everywhere the great
est crops ever known under water deep
enough (o float a steamboat. People at
the river cities give accounts of losses
aggregating many millions of dollars.
Hundreds of farmers rich ten days ago
are penniless and homeless.
Careful estimates gathered from the
Statements of best Informed people In
dicate the loss up to today Is about six
million dollars, with every prospect of
two or three millions additional by the
rise above, not yet reaching the lower
stretches of the river.
Most of this loss is on the Missouri
side of the river between Keokuk and
Storm in New York State.
Bhighamton, N. Y., July 20. The
heavy rains prevailing In this section
for the past few days reached a climax
last night, when three separate cloud
bursts occurred within the limits of
Broome county and several in sur
roupndlng territory to the northward,
breaking mill dams, washing out rail
way tracks and highway bridges and
doing much other damage, besides de
laying trains. Four persons are dead
and two are seriously Injured. The
lots to property will reach $200,000.
The dead are: James Cook and wife,
drowned at Afton, Chenango county;
the 6-month-old child of Mr. and Mrs.
Cook, and Michael J. Ryan, of this city,
killed In washout.
The seriously Injured are: Engineer
Edward Furran and Fireman Willis E.
Marsh, of this city.
Boat Overturned.
Tolchestcr, Md., July 20. James B.
Post, aged 20, und Theodore C. Parker,
21 years old, of Baltimore, who came
here today on an excursion, wore
drowned this afternoon. They, with
four companions, wcie rowing In the
bay. A wind squall overturned the
boat. The other occupants of the little
craft clung to lt until rescued.
The Stabbing of a Comrade in a
Negro Joint Brings on an In
cipient Blot.
By i.xclusio Wire from The Associated Press.
Leavenworth, Kan., July 20. The in
cipient riot, started late last night by
several hundred soldiers from Fort
Leavenworth.who demolished the house
of a negro In the lower quarter of the
city, following the stabbing of Eli
Loucke, a cavalryman, by an Inmate of
the place, ended quietly soon after mid
night and today all was quiet. A com
pany of the Fourth cavalry arrived
soon after midnight and rounded up
those soldiers who had not voluntarily
returned to the post. Today Loucke
was reported to have a chance of re
covery. The groups of soldiers continue to
discuss the trouble and there were
threats to finish up tonight the work
of last night, but It Is believed no
further trouble will occur unless Loucke
should die. The general sentiment Is
with the soldiers and there Is some talk
of organizing a vigilance committee to
drive out the tough characters and
thugs, unless the police shall take de
cisive action In that direction.
Another Johnstown Victim,
By Exclushc Wire from Tho.AssocIated'rres.
Johnstown, Pa., July 20, John Retal
llck, one of tho llro bosses who was res
cued from tho Cambria Rolling Mill mine
after tho explosion Thursday afternoon,
July 10, died today In tho Cambria hos
pital. Ho was W years old and Is sur
vived by a wife nnd daughter, Retnl
llck was ono of the four live men taken
from the mine Thursday night nt 11,23
o'clock. IIu was found sitting uncon
bdous lieplilo a small stream of water lit
ono of the headings adjacent to tho one
In which the explosion occurred. The
deatli list is now 112.
Two Negroes Shot.
By Kxclushe Wire from The Associated Tress.
Kosciusko, Miss., July 20. Two negroes,
Monroe Hallmaii and James Gaston, weie
shot to dea(h ut Cross Roads, thirteen
miles west of Kosciusko by a mob. Tha
troublo nroso from the organization nf
secret societies of negroes, with tho In
tention, It Is said, of Inciting the negroes
Into violence against tho whites.
Killed Because She Rejected Him,
By Exclusive Wire Irom The Associated Press.
Marshall, Mo,, July 20. aeorge Wiley
thot and Instantly killed Miss Dovlo
Flynn at her home here at midnight lust
night' and then committed suicide. The
woman bad 'refused to marry him. She
died within a few minutes, without mak
ing a statement,
' President Spent a Quiet Day.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press,
Oyster Bay, N. Y July 20.-Presldent
Roosevelt passed a quiet Sunduy at Saga
more Hill, There wero no .callers. Tho
president und his f.imlly attended re
ligious services In the morning at Christ
Episcopal chutch, uf which Mrs. Rwso
yelt L u member.
Next Meeting Place Will Be St.
Louis Officers Elected.
By Exclusive Wire from 'flic Associated Puss.
Denver, July 20. The forty-second bi
ennial convention of tho Ancient Order
of Hibernians of America adjourned nt
midnight to meet In St. Louis In two
years hence. Tho following officers
wero chosen:
President, John A. Dolan; vice-president,
T. J. O'Sulllvnn; secretary, J. P.
Brce; treasurer, M. J. O'Brien; direc
tors, John Keating, Chicago; P. J.
O'Connor, Savannah, Ga,, and W. J.
Cronln, Boston,
is abandoned
After Forty Days of Chase,
Oregon Bandit Makes Good
His Escape.
By Exclusive Wire Irom The Associated Prew.
Tueoma, wash., July 20. After forty
days of continual pursuit by men and
bloodhounds, all organized effort to
capture Hurry Tracy, the escaped Ore
gon convict, has ended. No further
posses will start after him. The pur
suit of Tracy through Clark, Cowlitz,
Lewis, Thurston, Pierce, Kitsap, Sno
homish and King counties has cost
these counties $10,000.
Tho fact that Oregon declines to pay'
Mr. Swaggcner, of Chchulis, the reward
for Convict Merrill's body, has done
much toward the dropping of the Tracy
The Abiel Abbot Low Sighted While
875 Miles Out Skipper and Son
Both Well.
Dy Exclusive ire from Tho Associated Press.
New York, July 20. The Abiel Ab
bot Low, a thirty-eight foot launch,
equipped with kerosene oil engine und
'in which Captain Henry Newman, a
well-known New England boatman, ac
companied by his 16-year-old son, sailed
from College Point, L. I., on July 9, on
a three thousand mile voyage to Fal
mouth, England, was reported having
been spoken by two vessels which
reached this port today.
Captain Ivon, of the French bark
Tourvllle from Naptes, reports having
sighted tho little craft on July 13 in
latitude 40.33 degrees northward and
longitude 61.32 degrees west, but lt was
so far away thnt he could not communi
cate with the occupants of the boat.
The American liner St. Louis, from
Southampton and Cherbourg, also re
ported having sighted the Low. The
little boat exchanged color's with the
big liner on July IS In latitude 41.34 de
grees north, lonuitude 03.35 degrees
west. The two occupants seemed to be
In tho best of spirits and waved their
caps to the officers and passengers of
the St. Louis.
Captain Newman, before sailing from
this side, said he expected to reach
England in less than thirty days. In
the nine days she had been to sea, when
sighted by the St. Louis, she had cov
ered approximately a distance of S75
miles almost a hundred miles per day
at which rate she should reach her
destination, If no mishaps befall her, In
a month's time.
Pauncefote Died a Poor Han.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
London. July 20. The announcement
that Lord Pauncefote's family was left
with piactlcally no estato save a small
homo seat In Gloucestersblre will result
In the granting of a larger pension to
tho widow than Is oidlnarlly given. Lord
Pauncefote's ambassadorial career left
his family .several thousand pounds
poorer tliun would have been the cato
had he not been compelled to Incur extru
McKinloy Memorial Assured.
By Excluu've Wire from 'Ihe Associated Press,
Cleveland, July 20. It Is believed the
entire sum necessory to erect tho me
morial to the Into President McKlnley at
Canton Is about completed, and that tho
next Important step will bo tho raising
of nn endowment fund of $200,000, the In
terest of which will bo used to care for
the memorial. It Is hoped to raise this
money among tho pergonal friends of tho
late president.
Death of John W. Mackay.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'rte.
London, July 20. John W. Jlacltny, of
San Francisco, who bad been suffering
from bent prostration since Tuesday
last, died at his residence nt 0.30 o'clock
thin evening. The Immediatu causa of
death was heart failure, Tho right lung
was found to bo congested and tho symp
toms Indicated pueumonlu.
Established a New Record.
By Kxclushe Wire from The Ajoclatcd Press.
New York July 20.-At the Manhattan
liearli track today, Lottlo Brandon,
paced by single motors, lode 311& miles In
ono hours. Llzctte's old record for wo
men was 23 miles and 123 yards.
Steamship Arrivals.
By Kxclushe Wlro Iron, The Associated Press.
Now Yoik, July 20. Arrived: Colum
bia, aiusgow and Movlllo; St. Louis,
Southampton and Cherbourg; Umbrlu,
Liverpool and Queenstown.
Oklahoma's Population 600,000,
By Exclusive Wire Irom The Associated Preo.
Guthrie. O. T., July 20, The commission
appointed to reapportion Oklohomu bus
announced tho total population of the
territory to bo 600,000.
One Killed and Nineteen Others In
lured Were Taken from
the Wreck.
As a Consequence the Trains Came
Together with Terrific Force on a
Straight Line of Track Crew of
Both Trains, with the Exception of
One of the Firemen, Jumped He
' Was Killed.
By Exclusive Wire frcm The Associated PrejJ.
Rochester, N. Y July 20. A fatal
head-on collision occurred between two
passenger trains on the Lehigh Valley
railroad near Hope hospital, this city,
this evening, In which one person was
almost instuntly killed and nineteen
others more or less seriously Injured.
Both trains were running at a high rate
of speed when they came together. ,
An engine and one passenger coach
of one of the trains were thrown from
the track down an embankment and
Into the Erie canal
completely wrecked;
feeder and were
the other engine
was demolished but remained on the
The Incoming train, which consisted
of a combination smoker nnd baggage
car and two day coaches, was due In
this city at 6.30 o'clock, but was a few'
minutes late. The outgoing train con
sisting1 of a combination smoker and
baggage car and one day coach, left
promptly on time at 6.30 o'clock. The
two trains came together with terrific
force on a straight line of track, one
half mile south of Clarissa street
bridge, near Hope hospital.
Crew Jumped.
Just before "the crash came the crew
of each engine, with the exception of
Fireman Putnam, of the Incoming train,
jumped and escaped w(th slight In
juries. Putnam was caught In the
wreckage of his engine and horribly
mangled, death resulting Instantly.
On the east side of the track at the
scene of the wreck Is the Erie canal
feeder, while on the west side Is the
Genesee river. The force of the col
lision was so great that both engines
rebounded fifty feet. The engine of the
Incoming train was thrown to the west
on Its side and reduced to scrap Iron.
The combination smoker and baggage
car following Jumped the tracks to the
east side, slipped by -the engine, turned
on Its side and fell with a crash into
the canal feeder. The day coach fol
lowing the combination car also jumped
to the eastward and burled Its forward
end In the canal feeder. The remain
ing coaches of the Incoming train re
mained on the roadbed.
From the combination car and day
coach, which went into the feeder, all
of the Injured were taken. Many of
them narrowly escaped drowning as tho
water from the canal had entered the
cars to considerable depth.
It is admitted by the crew of tho In
coming train that they had received
orders to meet the outgoing train at
Mount Hope, but that tho order wus
Killed and Injured.
The following Is the list of killed and
PETER W. PUTNAM, aged 30. of
Hoebofcler, fireman westbound or out
going train. Leaves widow and two
Robert Mathews, Lima, N, Y,, shoulder
badly bruised,
Byron G, Vary, Lima; wrist badly cut
with class.
Fred MoVlttle, Rochester; face cut badly
and seriously bruised.
Charles Hoffman, Rochester; artery of
wrist cut und bruised; Injuries serious.
L.' A. Rauss, Washington. D. C; Bhoul
der, arms and legs badly bruised; se
vere cut on right elbow; Internal
Injuries feared; If otherwise, will
probably recover.
Charles R. Dernnrd, Rochester; bad cut
in forehead, seriously bruised and suf
fering fiom ehock; will recover unless
Internal injuries develop,
Emma J. Ualley, Rochester; side serious,
ly bruised; Injured Internally; suffer
ing greatly from shock; recovery
Gladys Vogen, 9 years, Rochester; scalp
wound nnd suffering from shock; will
probably recover,
Mrs. Mlnnlo S. Tyler, Rochester; shoul
der badly Injured; suffering from
shock and Internal Injuries feared.
Sidney G. Tyler, husband of Sirs, Tyler,
severely bruised; not dangerous;
Mr, Honderof, Rochester; hurt about
hend and left shoulder; not serious,
Mr, Horn, Rochester, cut on face; not
Mrs, Horn, Rochester, both legs hurt at
knees; Injuries serious. .
Mr. Mercer, New York city; badly cut
nnd bruised.
Mrs, Mercer, New York city; cut and
J, G, Longfellow, Rochester; bady
wrenched shoulder, hands and arms
cut; will recover, . ,
Mrs. J, G. Longfellow, Rochester; badly
Injured Internally, severe contusions;
will probably dlo.
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Washington, July 20. Forecast -f
Monday and Tuesday: Eastern -f
Pennsylvania Ruin Monday; Tues-
day fair and warmer; light vari- -f
ablo winds becoming fresh west. -f
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