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He Wins the Flolit with Fitzsimmons
In the Eighth Round at
BOB KNOCKED OUT
BY TWO LUCKY HITS
After Fighting a Battle of Eight
Bounds Fraught with Brilliant
Work, the Cornishman Is Van
quished by the Man Supposed to
Have Been at His Mercy Fitzsim
mons Announces That He Will
Never Fight Again.
Jy EtcIusIio Wire froni Tl.c Associated Press.
Ring Side, San Francisco, July 23.
Aftr lighting a battle of eight rounds
that was fraught with brilliant and
courageous work, Robert Fitzsimmons
forfeited h(s last claim upon the heavy
weight championship. lie was knocked
to the floor by Jeffries and counted out
after he had .so badly punished the
champion that It was a foregone con
clusion among the spectators that the
Cornishman must win. deeding from
a number of gashes In the face, appar
ently weakening, and clearly unable to
cope with FUzhimmonb' superior sk(ll,
Jeffries delivered two lucky punches
as Fitzsimmons paused in fiis lighting
to speak to him, and turned the tide.
The battle was brief, but noteworthy,
and will live In pugilistic history.
Fitzsimmons tried once to arise from
the mat, but sank down again in help
lessness and heard himself counted out,
where but a moment before he hud ap
parently had all the better of It.
" ""I will never light again," said the
battle-scarred veteran of the ring,
when he had sufficiently recovered to
"The tight was won fairly, and to the
best man belongs the laurels."
" "You are the most dangerous man
alive," said Jeffries in return, "and I
consider myself lucky to have won
when I did,"
Fitzsimmons had been lighting at a
furlousgalt, cool and deliberate, ana
chopping the champion to pieces with
the, terrific rights and lefts that have
made him famous. It was the draught
horse and the racer from the tap of the
THE FIGHT BY HOUNDS.
ROUND ONE. They came quickly to
the center. Jeff In a half crouching at
titude and both feinting rapidly. Jeff
followed Bob aiound, feinting with left
and looking for an opening. Fitzsimmons
was the llrst to lead. He sent short
right jab to the Jaw and another a
moment later. Jim crouched and rushed,
but Fitzsimmons smothered his left for
the body. Both of them did a lot of
feinting, Jeff finally trying left for the
face, but it fell short. Ho forced his man
into the corner, but missed a hard left
swlrg. Then Fitzsimmons tried for face,
landing lightly. Jeff sent In hard left on
,-the body, and Bob countered on the hand
without damage. Jeff continued to force
. his man, and when the gong sounded
corners he was on the aggressive. When
the champion took his corner, hli noso
was bleeding slightly from one of Fltz
blmmons' left jnhs, lie looked confident,
however, and sat watching Fitzsimmons
during the minute's respite.
HOUND TWO. Jeffries went right af
ter Fitzsimmons, trjlng left for the head
and fulling short. Fitzsimmons jabbed
left to the neck and Jeff smiled and
forced him to the corner. The lanky fel
low quickly side-stepped out of tho way.
Mtzslmmons tried right for tho head, but
was quickly and neatly blocked. Filz
bhnmons broke ground beforo Jeff lies'
left, but finally tried a left for the head.
"It was light, however, nnd the cham
pion caught It on tho shoulder. Tliey
exchanged lofts, Hob putting a stiff left
on the fnce. Jeffries crouched lower and
sent Fltz back against tho ropes with a
left on tho body. Fitzsimmons put two
left hooks on tho face -and got out of
in'e way of tho chnmplon'H left. Jeff at
him with a stiff left on the face. He got
a jab on tho nose that brought blood in
a ft ream from Jeff's nose. At the close
of the round, Jeffries was worried, but
took mutters coolly In the minute's rest.
Ills noso Was bleeding freely, Fltz, on
the other hand, was as cool as a cucum
ber and was not In the least blowed.
ROUND TURKH.-Joft came up forc
ing matteis, His noso annoyed him a
llttlo. Ho changed his tactics for a mo
ment nnd stood up straight. Two left
leads weio blocked by Fitzsimmons and
a left Jab on the sorn noso returned.
Jeff tiled another lott, but was stopped
ith a left jab on the face. In a clinch,
luff pushed Fitzsimmons back, Fltz-"
Simmons put a stiff one on tho nose, nnd
Jeffries bled freely, Jeffries' check was
opened with a left hook and more blood
llowed. Tho champion lushed, swinging
left and right. Thoy weio blocked, but
n left caught Hob haul in tho stomach.
Hob Jabbed left to face twice. Jeff looked
woirled. The lanky fellow was cool and
got out of the way, Jeff's face was cov
ered with blond at tho end of the round
from his noso. Delancy buslcu himself
over him botween rounds,
ROUND FOUR.-Jeff looked enraged
as he crouched and clinched his lips, Ho
was very careful and stuyed clear of
Fltz's left Jabs Bob blocked two swings
for the head and got out of tho reach
of another A moment later they came
tngothcr and exchanged lofts on tho face,
Fltz put n short right hook on the head
nnd Jeff landed left on the chest. Fltz
put Jeff's head buck with a left Jab and
started the blood, Jeff got another right
on tho head, but came In with two left
books, one for the heud aim another for
tho body, Fitzslinmons was going away,
however, and the force wus broken.
Doth led a stiff left on tho body, hut
got a light on tho heud. Fitzsimmons
theit took n turn at forcing, putting left
oft face twice and compellng Jeffries to
duck away, Jeffries looked worried as
lie listened to Delmiey'a instructions.
ROUN.J) FIVK.-Thoy feinted for a
moment. Then Jeff led left for tho body,
Ult missed und got a chop on tho bod v.
Eluslmnions got a left to Jeffries' face,
but took left und right on the body. Jef
fries forced Fltzslmuums to the ropes and
put left on face twlco.v Fitzsimmons
clinched nnd when they brok Ynt In
two body blows from left and M de
livered from the hips. They 1 Veiled
repeatedly. Fitzsimmons put av 'Vrlllu
light on tho Jaw and a moment V a
left on the face. Jeff cut Fltz's .ck
wltli a left. They fought rapidly, i",?--slmmuns'
face with a left and piltSifg
light on head. Jeffries was bleeding
fieely and wns tired. Just beforo tho
close of the round Fltz put a left over
Jeff's eye, cutting It. Jeffries was not
winded, but was bleeding from the nose,
left eye and right cheek. The only ninrk
on Fitzsimmons was a slight abrasion
on the right check.
HOUND SIX.-Jeff came up and
crouched low. He. mlsed Ills first at
tempt with a left for the head. He
rushed, but the wily red-head blocked
every blow and got out of tho way.
Fitzsimmons put a light on Jeffries'
bond, nno on tho body and another,, on
tho nose. Jeff broke grouild and ducked
out of tho way. They exchanged lefts
on tho head, Fitzsimmons being the most
damaging. Jeffries rushed again nnd
again, but he was smothered and took
three lefts and a right on the face. Jeff
rushed Fltz to the ropes, but got a right
and left on the fnce, which started tho
blood afresh. Fitzsimmons showed re
turn kublc cleverness In getting away
from lefts. Just ni the gong sounded, ho
put another on Jeff's sore mouth and
ROUND SHVKN. Jeff showed up well
and rushed Fitzsimmons determinedly.
Ho put left on body but took left and
right on head, neither of which wero
damaging, however, and when, a mo
ment later, they camo together, Jeff put
two terrlllc left swings on body and head.
Jeff wore a determined look. Ai ho
stopped to spit, Fitzsimmons jabbed him
three times in the mouth and forced him
to the ropes. Jeffries ijrnip back like an
enraged bull, and, bleeding from his nose,
mouth and cheek, he- rushed the smaller
man to the ropes, putting left on bndy
nnd right over tho heart. Fitzsimmons
stood him off, however, with left jabs,
occasionally sending left to the head.
Jeffries went to the head and in the
clinch they carried on a conversation,
Fitzsimmons smiling good-naturedly,
while Jeffries was bleeding and presented
a terrible appearance. Ho was not tired,
however, and took It casv In the wait.
,' ROUND MIGHT. Bpb stood uu
straight, feinting with his left and draw
ing Jeff on. Jeff smiled through his
bloody features, ducking a left swing and
landing a hard loft on the ribs. They
went ut It, Fitzsimmons putting left on
face nnd took one on the bead. Fitz
simmons missed a right and took a stiff
punch cm the body. Jeffries forced the
fighting at this stage, crouching low and
carrying his light hand high nnd left
hand far back. They came together and
clinched. As Fitz stepped back he
smiled and spoke to Jeff and before he
could got out of reach Jeffries quickly
hooked his left on the jaw and Fitz
simmons went down on his back. Ho
came up slowly but before ho could get
upon both feet the' referee counted ten
nnd the light was over.
Considerable Damage Is Done by
Rain, Hail, Wind and lightning.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Harrisburg, Pa July 25. Terrific
electrical storms swept over the city
and county early this morning, nnd
considerable damage was done by rain,
hail and wind and lightning bolts.
Half a dozen barns were hit in Dau
phin county last night, and from Perry,
Cumberland and Lebanon come tales of
tho damage wrought by the lightning.
Tho barn of Mrs. Daniel Smith, near
Llnglestown, was struck nnd consider
ably damaged, while that of Cornelius
Reese, southeast of Llnglestown, wus
burned, the contents being saved. The
barn of Michael Cassell, Jn Heckert's
Gap, was set on fire by a bolt, and one
on the Haines farm, tenanted by
Jfimes Andrews, was struck and par
tially shuttered. In Perry county the
house of J. Storrs, In New Bloomfleld,
was stiuck and a chimney demolished,
while near Newport there were two
barns lilt and the large structure on
tho Jerome Toomey farm was burned.
Hail fell In all four counties, the fall
near Progress and Paxtnng being
FIVE ARE KILLED.
Disastrous Wreck Near Llano, on
Siena Railroad Cars Thrown
Over on Embankment.
Ily Exclusive Wire from The Associated 1'iess.
Los Angeles, Cal July 25. A special
front Tucson, Arizona, says:
"Five persons were killed nnd a num
ber injured In u wreck yesterday near
Llano, iv town seventy miles south of
Nognles, on the sierra, railroad, Tho
northbound international trnln was de
railed by a waBhout and tho engine,
baggage car, two passenger coaches
nnd u Pullman sleeper toppled over an
embankment. The baggage car and one
passenger coach were smashed to kind
ling wood, but the first class couches
and the Pullman escaped with llttlo
"The killed and seriously injured were
all in the second class coach,
By i:clushc Wire fioiuTlie Associated I'rcss,
Wllleinstud, Island of Curaroa, July
25. President Castro, of Venezuela, re
turned to La Qualra ut 10 o'clock in
the niornlns, from Barcelona,
With the troops which returned with
hlin he will leave La Gunlm Monday
for Valencia, where the final action
with the revolutionists will be fought.
TYPHOON IN LUZON.
By Kxcluthc Who horn llic Associated Press.
Manila, July 23. A severe typhoon Is
sweeping over the Island of Luzon bo
tween tho thirteenth uivl eighteenth pai
it Is central on the eastern coast and
feais arp expressed that it will Joiilet
Owners of the Winning String Take
B Exclusive Wire IromThe Associated Press.
Cleveland, July 25. Tho winner In each
of tho four races on tho cnid at Glen
vlllc today come from the stable of Hud
son &. Oatcomb, Lexington, Ky. it was
Hudson who did tho driving and In win
ning everything Ui sight set the world's
record for performance of the soil.
Only one of the winners Whs a llrst
choice and the big betting men lost hcuv
lly. Tho owners of the winning stilus
went Into the betting ring and It Is sup
posed that, they took out $10,010. .when
the sport vns over. K. K. Smathcrs, of
New York, backed Shadow Chimes to
win the 2.00 pace and tho defeat of the
horse Is said to have cost htm $15,000.
Nick Hublnger selected the Hudson
2.10 class, trotting; purse, JJ.000.
Alice missel! 10 10 2 111
Alice Can- !J 1 1 a 10 2
ne-ioiccicd i 210 i a a
Baron Dillon 2 4 7 2 3 ro
Nutbearcr, Uavatta. Mary I. Ley
burn, Mlnkn, Silver Sign, Dormcnth. Al
dlue Medium nnd Amy 13.. also stinted.
Best lime, 2.10',i.
2.0tl class, pacing; puisc, $1,000; two In
Audubon Hoy ; 14 1
Shadow Chimes B 1 2
Fanny Gilliud n 5 3
Darlel 2 il dls
George 4 2 dls
Best time. 2.05.
2.20 class, trotting; puise, $1,000; two in
Chase 1 1
Prince of Orange 2 2
Antccta C 3
Mrs. Drown 3 6
Patchcn Maid, Sliver King, Prlobi, Ag
nes Halford, Thornboy, Betsy Koss and
Guy Fortune also started. Third and
fourth money divided. Time, 2.12'i, 2.1P!i.
2.13 class, pacing; purse, $1,"U0.
,Twlnklo 8 111
Roamcr 1 2 13 2
Don Sphinx 10 4 2 3
Dakota Dun 2 7 S 0
Penance Direct, Annie Leburn, Star
Hal, Dr. Hammond, Frank, .lack Mont,
Flash S., Prince Kxum, Octagon, Tom
my Wilson and Flossie F. also started.
Best time, 2.001.
ENTER A PROTEST
Resolutions Regarding the Friars of
the Philippines Are to Be Pre
sented to the President.
By Kxclusiic Wre from llie Associated Press.
New York, July 25. The Rev. J. F.
O'ltellly, of Lawrence, Mass., made
public today resolutions adopted by
the qunrdennlal chapter of the Augus
tlnian Order, at Villlanova, Pa., July
16, and presented to President Roose
velt today at Sagamore Hill. Tho
priests in attendance at the meeting
wnere inc resolutions were aaopieu
represented the Augustlnlan Order of
the United States and Cuba. The reso
lutions are as follows:
Whereas, We, members of the Augus
lianian orderi assembled in quudricnnial
chapter at Vlllanova, Pa., reflecting on
tho sad straits of our brothers religious
in tho Philippine Islands where they havo
manfully toiled for tluee hundied years
and upwards as philanthropists, educa
tors, mlssioncra and plonceis of civiliz
ation, now suffering under grave civil
and religious- liberty, threatened more
over, with lgnomlnons exit from a coun
try, whose very civilization Is the con
quest of their heroic labors and self sac
rifices, do deem it our duty as Amerieal
citizens, who confide in the honor and
integrity of our government, and tho
justice of our people, to rulse our voico
In behalf of these Catholic missloneis,
ithe friars of the Philippines, whoso
honor, Integtity and rights aro so wan
tonly assailed. Thefcrore, be it
Resolved, That we energetically protest
against tho concerted effort which Is be
ing made to defame and villify the friars
of the Philippine Islands nnd to allenato
fiom them the love and reverence of a
people, whom they have ransomed fiom
Ignorance and barbaiisin.
Resolved, That we deplore tho seeming
disposition of our government to dis
credit the services of the friars In the
Philippines, do regard any hindrance to
the legitimate exercise of their labors as
a serious menace to tho moial well be
ing of the people of these Islands, an un
warranted precedent fraught with peril
to tho Catholic chinch In tho United
States, a gravo violation of tho treaty
of Paris and a fatal departure, lrom the
tlmo-honored American pilnclple of sep
aration of church and state,
Resolved, That we protest against tho
genet al condemnation of tho filais for
what may havo been the errors of Indi
vidual members of their body, and de
mand for them that same measure of jus
tice and protection which is so truly
accorded all other persons and corpora
tions under the jurisdiction of tho United
Resolved. That we, sensible of tho un
merited obloquy heaped upon the friars
In the Philippine islands by foul stand
eis emanating from misguided friends
and treacherous foes, do pioffer sym
pathy to our suffering brethren and en
courage them to confide In tho hopo that
our government, true to Its mission nnd
purpose, will ultimately fulfil tho dictates
of Justlco and fairness In their regard,
Strike in Michigan to Be Prolonged,
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated l'res.
Bay City, Mich,, July 25. At a meet
ing of the Michigan mine operators In
this city this afternoon, the proposition
prepared by President Williams, of the
Michigan Mine Workers, was considered
and unanimously rejected, The terms of
the proposition were not made public by
either side. Tho Indication nie that tho
strike will bo Indefinitely ptoloiigud, It
4wns understood thnt tho miners offered
concessions in wugus u tun operators
would furnish extra men to push tho
Strikers at Charleston.
By llxelusiie Wire lrom The Associated Press.
Charleston, W. V July 23.-Chai lesion
Is crowded with strlkeis from Loup
Creek, who nie hero to attend the trial
of President Richards and others who
are charged with having violated the in.
junctions Issued by Federal Judge Keller
eomo time ugp. The trial was to have
commenced today, hut a railroad wreck
prevented Judge Keller reaching here,
Camp Heating at Lancaster,
By Kxelmhe Wire lrom 1 lie Associated Vten.
Indianapolis, July 23. W, 10. Wilson,
secretary and treasurer of tho United
Mine Workers, today received a com
muiilcatloii from Ills attorney at Park
ersburg, W, ya saying that the warrant
for his arrest on a charge of violating
an Injunction, issued by Judgo Jucksoq
has been rescinded, Mr. Wjlaon wild ha
believed this was done to avoid fuither
exciting tho miners.
His Voice Is Lifted Against Manu
Evils That Cause De-
mocracu to Mourn.
He Says That the Money Issue Is by
No Means Dead Tho Usual Argu
ments Are Advanced .Concerning
Imperialism Ho Believes Tariff
Should Be Beduced The Speaker
Greeted by Large Crowds.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Preis.
Rockland, Maine, July 23. A night in
a railway train, breakfast at the hotel,
greetings by representative Democrats
of this section, and an open-air speech
delivered to 5,000 people, comprised the
programme of AVIlttain Jennings Bryan
from the time of leaving Boston yes
terday to the hour of his departure
from this city before noon today.
With Mr. Bryan were Senator Car
mack, of Tennessee; Charles S. Ham
lin, of Massachusetts. After breakfast
and a brief reception, tho party wus
driven to the court house, where a
stand hurl been built out from tho
steps. From this platform Mr. Bryan
and Senator Carmack addressed an
audience of at least 5,000.
Mr. Bryan discussed taxation, the
money question, trusts nnd Imperial
ism. He recommended as a measure
for needed reform in taxation, a tariff
for revenue only and an income tax.
He said that the money Issue was by
no means' dead, and that he hated a
private monopoly as he hated a mon
Taking up the question of 'Imperial
ism, he said:
"In defense of our national policy,
three reasons are urged. First, there
Is money In It. Those who urge this
should show that It will pay. I would
not put human life and blood against
all the trude of the Orient. Secondly,
that wo are in it by God's will. God
never told us to go to the Philippines
to make a war of conquest. Thirdly,
that we are In because wer cannot get
out of 'It. I denounce a doctrine that
ajna'tion or man can go.sovfar as, to be
unab'le1" to retrace his steps. "We had
no business to make a war in the Phil
ippines, as there was no occasion for
war. Had we treated the Filipinos as
we did the Cubans, there would havo
been no war, I want the same mora!
victory In the Philippines as In Cuba."
At Sewall's Old Home.
Bnth, Me., July 25. William J. Bryan
and his party reached here at noon. No
arrangements had been made for a re
ception here, but a crowd of a thous
and assembled at the station. Mr.
Bryan addressed them from the car
platform and in his speech- feelingly
alluded to the late Arthur Sewall, who
was the vice presidential candidate, in
96, on the ticket with Mr. Bryan.
A handsome bouquet of pinks was
sent to Mrs. Sewall, the widow of Ar
thur Sewall, by Mr, Bryan,
Senator Carmack also spoke briefly.
Augusta, Me., July 25. An Immense
crowd warmly greeted Mr. Bryan and
his party when they arrived here this
afternoon. The entire party, with the
exception of Mr. Bryan, was driven to
the city hall, which was filled with
citizens desiring to hear the speakers.
The Democratic candidate for gover
nor, Samuel W, Gould, was the first
speaker, Charles H. Hamlin, of Bos
ton, followed and then Senator Car
mack, of Tennessee, spoke briefly. Lat
er Mr. Bryan came to city hall and
was given a tremendous ovation. In
his address he referred to the leading
Issues which the voters of Maine
should consider between now and elec
He said that Congressman Llttlefleld,
thinking that the Republican party
rod done wrong, along with Congress
man McCnll, of Massachusetts, had
voted against It on party measures.
Mr. McKlnley's last speech, he said,
was a confession that the high tariff
must be lowered.
The party left for Bangor In the af
ternoon. "MOTHER" JONES WILL
OBEY THE LAW
Expects to Continue Her Work
Among West Virginia Miners,
By Hiclusho Wire from Tlic Associated Press.
Parkersburg, W. Va July 25. Dis
trict Attorney Blizzard, In the United
States court today, stated that there
were eleven cases pending of alleged
violators of the 'court's Injunction, but
that If they would ugree to refialn
fiom further violations, he would eon
sent to their release on their own recog
nizance. The court agreed to this, and
they were released pending their good
behavior, John R, Gehr, who Is charged
with making a vicious verbal attack on
Judge Jackson, Is now on trial.
"Mother" Jones says she will not stop
her work nmong Wpst Virginia miners,
but will try to observe the law, Na
tional Vice-President Lewis, of the
United Mine Workers, Is now In charge
In West Virginia.
Wilson Warrant Bescinded.
By Dxdushe Wire fiom Tlie'Auociatcd I'rcss.
Lancaster, Pa., July S3. The Methodist
(limp meeting at 1indlsvllle, opened
today. There Is a largo number of
campers on tho giounds Including par
ties from Philadelphia, Reading, liar
rUbiirg, Mlddlctown, Wilmington and va
rious 'parts of this county. The opening
sermon was, preached by Row i JJ 'H.
Hart, of Harrisburg.
MUST USB ELECTRICITY.
Baltimore's Scheme to Abate the
By Exclusive Wire lrom The Associated Press,
Baltimore, July 25. Mayor Hayes to
day approved the" ordinance recently
passed by the city council requiring the
Baltimore nnd Ohio Railroad company
substitute electric motors for steam
locomotives In hauling freight trains
through the tunnel which pnssos un-'
dorground through tho heart of the
The adoption of the ordinance is In
response to a popular complaint that
tho locomotives threw out such quan
tities of smoke and cinders at the tun
nel openings ns to constitute a pub
lic nuisance. The Baltimore and Ohio
company will comply with tho ordi
nance as speedily as the elcctrlp motors
can be constructed.
S0LARI INVENTOR OP
Brief Notice of an Unusual Charac
ter Which Appeared in tho Offi
cial Patent Journal.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
London, July 25. The Saturday Re
view says a start'ing denoument fol
lowed Professor Thompson's attacks In
the Review, on the validity of the Mar
coni patents, In which the professor
said an Italian naval officer named
Solarl was the real Inventor ofjhe wire
less telegraph system. It says:
"Tho, Official Journal of the patent
office, July 16, contains a brief notice
of fi very unusual character. It an
nounces that Gugliclmo Marconi who,
on Sept. 10, 1801, had riled a paten't In
his own name for this Invention, now
seeks leave to amend the application
by converting It Into an application for
a patent for an Invention communicat
ed to him from abroad by the Marquis
Lulgi Solarl, of Italy."
Agricultural Products Are in a
Promising Condition Coal Short
age Hampers Industries.
By nxclushe Wire from'Thc Associated Press. N
' New York, July 26. R. C?. Dun, &
Co.'s 'Weekly Review of Trade tomor
row will say:
Each day brings the agricultural pro
ducts of the nation nearer maturity,
and as the possibility , of any serious
injury becomes smaller, the feeling of
conildence In fully sustained trade
grows stronger. Insufficient fuel Is the
one serious difficulty In the Iron and
steel industry, interruptions nnd de
lays from this cause becoming more
noticeable each day. Supplies of coal
are curtailed by the strike, although
coke ovens are making new records of
production. Shipments are retarded by
the car and motive power shortage. In
a market where there Is comparative
dullness deliveries carinot be made
promptly, the outlook for long con
tinued activity seems favorable, espe
cially as scarcity of fuel cannot con
tinue a factor indefinitely. All forms
of pig iron has sold far ahead and
there Is no evidence of overproduction
in the near future at least, Billets are
still somewhat unsettled by heavy Im
portations, yet domestic prices are
steady and further foreign arrivals aro
expected. A new week has brought out
more liberal orders for railway sup
plies and the structural mills have
taken contract deliveries still further
into next year, AH lines of finished
steel are in an exceptionally firm con
dition. There has been little need to
seek business, the big producers hav
ing a ready market In sight often be
fore the raw material is received.
Further advances are reported In spel
ter which has shown great strength
during the past two weeks, but other
minor metals tended toward weakness.
Footwear factories have returned to
almost full operation, contracts coming
forward freely from wholesalers at the
large cities, Quotations for cotton
goods are unchanged, with the tone
steady and ruw material in better de
mand. There was less activity In the
speculative markets for the leading
cereals, yet prices wero fairly well
Failures for the week numbered 208
In the United States against 19S last
year, and 17 In Canada against 28 last
SAKATOGA FLORAL FESTIVAL.
Some of the New Features That Will
Characterize the Fete This Season.
Special to tho Scranton Tribune.
Saratoga, N, Y July 25, Prepar
ations are already being made for the
Snrutoga, Floral festival, which will be
held here on September 1, 2, 3 ond !.
It Is expected that the popular lloral
fete that has now become one of the
Institutions of this celebrated watering
place will on tills year surpass all
previous events In the matter of mag
nificent detail. Among the features
will bo a perfect reproduction of the
New Orleans Mardl (Iras Night Parade,
which hus neycr before been attempted
In the north,
LIGHTNING STRIKES THEATER.
Costumes of Columbia Opera Com
pany Burned at Conestoga Park.
By Kxchiihc Wire fium.Thc Asaoiht,ril )'rcss.
Lancaster, Pfi July 25, The thea
ter at Conestoga park, owned by tho
Conestoga Traction company, was
struck by lightning this morning and
destroyed by lire.
All Its contents were burned, includ
ing tho costumes of the Columbia Opera
company, whlchtawas tilling un engage
ment tfhere. The loss Ma about $5,000,
wjti an. inquruiu-'c of, $1,000.. There was
lio Insurance on the wardrobe uf tho
NATIONAL PRISON CONGRESS
Members Appointed by Governor to
Ily ljxclmhe Wire from The Associated I'rcss.
Harrisburg, July 25. Governor Stone
today appointed the following to repre
sent Pennsylvania at the natlonai
prison congress to be held at Philadel
phia, Sept. 13-17:
T. B. Patton, Huntingdon: David
McKInney, John W. Buchanan, Beav
er; John F. Budkc, A. O. Nnpper,
William Denny, James McCallen.Wush
Ington; John T. Imcs, Greene; Arthur
H, Loe, Colirnd H, Day, George Vuux,
Alexander Balfour, G. Huey, Jumes H.
Gay, P. W. Busslngcr, Philadelphia;
Geoige J. Llewellyn and A. D. Huy.
Luzerne; J. L. Mllllgan, Wlllliim Hill,
V. K. Iinbinc, John Way, Hugh Ken
nedy, a. A. Kelly, IsadoVc Coblenz,
W. P. Lupton, Charles E. Huston,
Jr.mes R. Reed, C. F. Nevln, D. B. Oli
ver, W. J. Dichl, E. S. Wright, George
M. VonBonnhurst, Wlllinm S. McKIn
ney, Alexander K. Pentecost and ThoSj
MORE LIGHT ON THE
Engineer Marshall G. Moore Gives
Theories as to the Cause of
the Fatal Explosion.
By Exclusirc Wire from The Associated Press.
Johnstown, Pa., July 25. The cor
oner's inquest into the' Rolling Mill
mine disaster draws near 'a close. To
morrow will probably see the last of
thf t( stimony. Inspector Evans will be
called first and It Is expected that In
spector Ross will follow and give the
theory of the explosion held by the
The most Important testimony given
today was that of Superintendent
George T. Robinson and Mining Engi
neer Marshall G. Moore. Superlntend
qnt Robinson said the officials knew
there was gas In some parts of the
Klondike section for several weeks, but
every precaution was taken to prevent
accident. The men were enjoined to
use safety lamps and dangerous signals
were properly placed. In his opinion
the explosion took pluce In Room No. 2,
Sixth Right heading. It was at this
point that a miner was found with his.
head blown off.
"To the best of my knowledge,"
said Superintendent Robinson, "bodies
wore found as follows:
"Two in second and third Right and
Retalllck. who have since died; 11 In
fourth Right, 33 In sixth Right, 30
dead and 9 alive In fourth Right, 4 in
seventh Right, the balance In entries
from seventh Right heading up to en
trance to Klondike, scattered all
In reply to a direct question as to
the cause of the explosion, Engineer
"My theory of the cause of the ex
plosion is that some one on the sixth
heading side of the fall was working
with a naked light and lit the gas. The
safeties were not blown where found;
they had been put there before the ex
plosion. I believe that the gas on this
fall was not at Its most explosive point,
which caused the largest amount of
carbonic oxide gas that suffocated the
men so quickly."
Seven witnesses were examined to
day. An immense amount of testimony
has been taken, and It cannot be stat
ed when a verdict will be rendered.
LAKE ERIE CIRCUIT.
Banner Day in the Titusville Meet.
The Weather Ideal.
By Kselushe Wire from The Associated Press.
Titusville, Pa., July 25. The third
day was a banner day in Titusville
meet of the Lake Erie circuit races.
The weather was Ideal, and each event
was pulled off in one, two, three order.
In tho 2,12 pace all bets were declared
off, the judges deciding the race wus
not on the square, as Gypsey Red, a
favorite, was to all appearances not
driven to win. Fletcher, driver of Fern
Artls, In the 2.34 trot was fined $10 for
crowding in the start. In the 2.17 trot,
second money was divided equally be
tween Honeymoon, Maggie V., and
Austin Boy. Summaries:
First roce Postponed; 2.1
1 1 1
Best time, S.12',.
Second race 211 class pacing; purse,
Blank Cecil 1 1 1
Joan ' ",4.... 2 2 2
Golden Rod 3 3 3
Vloet T 4 t i
Third ruce-2.17 class trotting; purse,
Annie Troclyan Ill
Honeymoon , ,.,,. I 2 3
Austin liny ,,,,,.,,., ,,,. 3 4' 2
Maggie Y. .., 2 3 4
Fourth race 2.21 cluss, trotting; purse,
Freo Hooter .,.,.,
Best time 2.10'i,
The Bottles Are Listed.
Ily i:.clusle Wire from llie AwoclattJ Press,
Atlantic City, N. J., July 2J.-The point
committee representing tho Glass Bottle
Manufacturers and Blowers today com
pleted tho work of listing now bottles
nud acted finally upon most of tho pro
posed rules. Tho general list and tho
apprentice 'question will bo taken up to
morrow and tho wage scalo conference
will probably be ended by noon. Presi
dent Hayes, of tho workers' organization,
is threatened with pneumonia.
General Impression Rctja.rcljnfl. ar
imppriant. 'fenr'opC: "
Willlamsport Express Will Resume
Traffic on Thursday President
Mitchell Again at Headquarters.
He Holds That There Has Been No
Change in the Strike Situation,
Will Seek Relief for the West" Vir
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, July 25. An Important
conference took place today' between
President George F. Baer, of the Read-
Ing and Jersey Centrul; R. C. Luther,
so ne nil superintendent of the Phlla
delphla and Reading Coal and Iron
company, and W. J. Richards, general
superintendent of the Lehigh and
Wllkes-Burrc Coal company, which 'is
controlled by the Centrul Railroad of '
New Jersey. None of them would give
out any Information, but the Impres
sion prevails In coal circles that a moVe
is being planned which will result In
the starting up of a number of collier
ies within the next two weeks.
Immediately following 'the conference
it was announced that the midnight
express for Willlamsport,' which was
taken off when the strike was declared
and about which there was so much
criticism, would resume running ou
Wilkcs-Barre, July -25. President
Mitchell returned to strike headquar
ters In this city this evening. After re
ceiving the congratulations of the local
officers of the miners' union, hn went
to his office, where a heavy 'mail
awaited him. After .supper Mr. Mitch- ,
ell was waited on by a committee from
the Wllkes-Barre Mercantile associa
tion, who requested him to use hls In
fluence to have all the relief provisions
for the strikers in the Wyoming, region
purchased from home merchants.
Mr. Mitchell said he would call the
attention of those' entrusted with the
work of relief to the matter. It Is said
President Mitchell and the district
presidents will hold a meeting tomor
row to discuss some definite relief plan
which will be made universal through
the strike region. As It Is now, every
district has a plan of Its own.
To the Associated Press correspond
ent Mr. M.tchell said there was no
change In tho situation In the anthra
cite region. The strikers were remain
ing firm and very confident of victory.
As regurds the situation In West
Virginia, President Mitchell said the
courts would be appealed to through
habeas corpus proceedings to secure
the Mease of the organizers of tho
miners' union sentenced to jail for
contempt. If their liberty cannot be
secured through the courts then tho
higher authorities will be asked to par
don the men. The chief of the United
Mine Workers said the notices posted
by the coal operators In the Kanaw
ha and New River fields In West Vir
ginia, stating that all mines will re
sume operations on the 28th instant
and that all employes not reporting for
work on that date will be discharged,
will have no effect on the strikers.
"That Is nil' old trick of the operators,"
continued Mr. Mitchell, "the.. miners of
West Virginia are battling for a Just
cause 'and justice demands that they
be granted the concessions asked for." '
Mr. Mitchell's stay at headquarters
will probably continue now until the
end of the strike.
MR. MACKAY'S SAD MESSAGE. .
Received from the Steamer Saxonia
by Wireless Telegraphy.
Uy Exclusiie Wire from The Associated Preaj.
Qucenstown, July 25, Clarence H,
Mnckay, ton of the late John W.
Mackay, who was a passenger ou board
the steamer Campania, from 'New
york, July 19, which arrived-hern to
day, received the news of his father's
death by wireless telegraphy 'at-8 p,
m., July 24, from the west-bound
eteamer Saxonia, of the same line.
Mr. Mackay received a large number
of telegrams here.
Rifled Registered Mail,
ily lluluslve Wire from The Associated Presj,
Washington July 25.-The postofflc
department today received a telegrarr
announcing that 'postofllce Inspectors
have caused the arrest of Mrs.-Margaret
Reich, clurk at the .McKees flap,, .pa.,
postofflco for rifling registered, mal.
Slio has mado a full confession, -
YESTERDAY'S WEATHER. 7i
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Local data for July 25, 1903:
Highest temperature 75.degreej
Lowest temperntiuo .,,., W degrees
S ii. in, ,. ..,....,,,,.,,. 01 per cent.
S p. m k percent.
Precipitation, 21 hours ended 8 p; m.,
0.17 Inch, ' .
Washington, July 25. Forecast .
for .Saturday and Sunday: Bast- ,
crn Pennsylvania Cloudy I'met-
tied weather am showers Halur-
day and Sunday; fresh east to --
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