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I Biver Glacier
It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
VOL. : lX.il)H
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1897.
NO. 19.
SUPREME OOURT DECISION.
TERRIBLE SUFFERING.
TWO FACTIONS FIGHT.
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Epitome .lor the ' Telegraphic
News '.of the World, -
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TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
An Interesting Collection of Item From
the New and the Old World In a
Condensed and Comprehensive Form
Over 5,000 textile workers, have been
locked out at Loebau, Germany, and in
itB vicinity. , ' 7 " . ;
Michael Simmonds, a railroad brake
man, aged 28, shot and tried to kill hia
sweetheart, Miss Jenny Long, aged 19,
at Baltimore, and then committed
suioide- , t
Rose the 19-yeabr-old daughter of
John Miller-Murphy, died at Olympia,
Wash. Her death was caused by an
overdose of laudanum, taken-, to. allay,
neuralgia pains. , Mvv.,'.
Engineer E. Bennett Mitchell was
killed and Fireman John H. Cawley
seriously injured by the explosion of a
locomotive on '.the" Northern' Central
railway "at Georgetown, Pa.
Seoretary Wilson has secured an or
der from .the , poetoffice department to
attach the government' frank, to pack
ages of sugar-beet seed to be sent
throughout the country for analysis. '
The latest news from Guatemala.re
oeived here states that a price of $100,
000 haB been" plaoed-on the heads of
Prosper Morales and his aide, Manuel
Fuentes. Jt is asserted that an order
to this effect has been promulgated by:
President Barrios, ' Jj .:. . ).
Asa result of the breaking of a cable,
three colored men who were being car
ried up in -an elevator- shaft of the
Northwest Land tunnel, at Chicago, fell
95 feet to the bottom of the excavation.
One of them was killed instantly, and
the other two sustained fatal injuries.
Word oomes from Kaslo, B. C.'i that
three men who were out on the lake
about 500. yards were drowned by the,
boat capsizing. A stiff ' breeze was
blowing, and, as Abe boat reached the
beginning of the swift undertow oppo
site Kaslo, the men tried to change po
sitions, and the boat was overturned..
In a ' recent interview, ' Lieutenant
Peary, who has just returned to Boston
from the Arctic on the whaling bark
Hope, said:.,. .'The lOp-ton meteorite
in the' hold of, the Hope fell; from' the
skies hundreds of years ago, and has
long been the source of iron supplies for
the ; Esquimaux. "I discovered it in
May,'' 'and since that i time have
been trying o secure it and bring it to
America..". ..v, , -. .
The duel between Count Badeni, the
Austrian premier, and Dr. Wolff, the
German ? nationalist,: leader, has caused
the wildest sensation. " Count Badeni
sent his seoonds to. Dr. Wolff, who ac
cepted the challenge.. The premier
sent a telegram to the emperor, asking
permission to fight the duel, and at the
same time tendering his resignation.
In reply he' received not only permis-
' sion to fight, but also the imperial ap
proval. Coujat Badeni then made his
will, after which he spent the evening
at the Jookey Club and a pleasure re
sort. His wife and family knew noth-
' ing about the affair until .the duel was
over. It is thought that, as the premier
has set example, with the emperor's ap
proval, there will be a serious epidemic
of dueling. ' ., .-' ..;;'' ' .
Commander Booth-Tucker has ar
rived in Denver to. complete the ar
rangements for establishing a Salvation
Army colony in the Arkansas valley.
In Joseph Hay ward's saw mill, hear
Macon, Mo., a' large boiler exploded
and .. killed three, workmen, Charles
Heator, Walter Fergurson and Albert
Yost..,t,The mill was blown to frag
,; ments. ;' ;'':';: : ;
The United States steamship San
Franoisco, the flagship of the European
squadron, has arrived at Tangier,
Morooco, in order to investigate and
obtain redress, if necessary, for the re
ported flogging of American citizens at
Mogador, and also to enforce the prom
ised settlement of former claims of the
United States against Morocco.
The inexorable discrimnating law of
China, which condemns a pavcide to
death if the slicing process,' whether
he be the perpetrator of a wilful crime
or the victim of an accident, is terribly
illustrated by a case now vexing the
pedple of Shanghai. ' A boy of 11 was
swinging some article about his head in
play, when it happened to strike his
mother, who died from the effects of
the blow.- He was condemned to be
sliced to death, and, though efforts have
been made to save him from this fear
ful' end, so far they have not been suc
cessful. .... ...' ' .
A dispatch from Vienna says that
the steamer Ika, with a crew of 10,
'and carrying 50 Australian passengers,
was entering the port M Fihme, on
the river Flumara, while the bora 'was
blowing hard, when she collided with
the English steamer Tira, which was
leaving. The bows of the Ika were
stove in and she sank initwb minutes.
Boats hastily put off and saved the
captain and seven others, but most of
the passengers perished. The casualty
took place in , full view of thousands
who crowded the pier in the greatest
excitement and alarm. ' .
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Payment of State Warrants Will Soon
Begin.
Salem, Sept. 30. The supreme oourt
convened today, Justices Wolverton
and Bean being present. ' . ; , .
; The petition for rehearing in the case
of E. D. Shattuck, appellant, vs. Har
rison R. Kincaid, secretary of state,
respondent, was denied. This is the
mandamus suit brought by the appel
lant to oompel ' the respondent, as sec
retary of state, to audit his claim and
issue a warrant on the state treasurer
in payment thereof, for salary as cir
cuit judge of the fourth judicial dis
trict. '
- This suit was commenoed in Judge
Hewitt's court, department No. 2, oir
cuit court of Marion county. Upon
the filing of a complaint the oourt
issued an alternative writ of. manda
mus, addressed to the defendant and
resondepnt, as asked, to. show cause for
not complying with the plaintiff's de
mands. 'A general demurrer; to the writ
was filed by the defendant, and the
court ordered a pro forma judgment,
sustaining the demurrer. The plaintiff
refused to amend or further plead, and
the oourt ordered the writ quashed, and
gave judgment for the defendant, dis
missing the", proceeding. From this
judgment appeal was taken to the su
preme oourt. A lengthy opinion was
rendered, in which it was held that the
demurrer should have been, overruled
and the case remanded. A petition -for
rehearing was filed by the secretary
of state's attorneys without his advice.
One petition, prepared by N. B. Knight,
was published before being filed with
the court. The petitions were both
overruled. .
Seoretary Kincaid said today that he
has no disposition to delay the matter
further, and.it being satisfactory to
both parties to the suit, it - is under
stood,, the supreme court . has agreed to
issue a peremptory writ, and the secre
tary of state will . begin issuing war
rants right away. .
Average Keeps Up.
New Orleans, Sept. 80. The yellow
fever situation here continues exasper
atingly the same. A daily average of
18 to 20 new cases and 2 deaths has
kept up. But, while theie is no sign of
an epidemical visitation, the slow prog
ress of the disease puts obstacles daily
in the way of themerohant publio, who
are anxious to again resume trade with
the surrounding country. The record
today , was not unlike that of many
other days, in that it showed a death
through sheer neglect of the patient.
There have been 21 cases up to date
having a fatal termination. The faots
are incontrovertible that at least one
half died through ' neglect or lack of
attention. Business is showing feeble
signs of revival; and the railroads are
putting forward superhuman efforts to
.secure a modification of the quarantine
regulations. Dr. Oliphant's trip up
the road toraprrow, at the invitation of
the Southern Pacific Company, with a
view to securing a modicfiation of ; the
existing quarantine, will settle ' it
whether trade is to stagnate for several
weeks longer or whetner it is partially
to be resumed at once. ,
Today two deaths were reported.
There have been a total of 177 cases
to date. A number of patients were
discharged today.
T. E. Gill, proprietor pf the Biloxi
Manufacturing Company, died this
morning at Biloxi. . '
Scarcity of Sailors.
; San Franoisco, Sept. 80. Over. 80
vessels have finished loading wheat in
San Francisco this month, and the mat
ter of securing sailors for them has re
solved itself into a serious problem. '.
"What's the good of a charter to a
vessel when a captain cannot. produce
sailors to man her?" was a remark
made by a disgusted British skipper
yesterday.' ' "Many a good ship is load
ed and ready to sail, but is compelled
to swing at her anchor because the
master cannot procure men at the rul
ing rate. It will come to a split up
pretty soon, and the Bailors' wages will
advance, contract or no contract."
The situation is about as follows:
Nearly all the British ships in port are
under contract to certain shipping mas
ters. ' These latter have agreed to sup
ply men all the year around whenever
required,' and at no time are wages to
exceed $20 per month and $40 advance.
At the present time the ; rate in Port
land and on Puget sound is $30 a
month and $60 advance, consequently
sailors in this port will not ship at the
lower rate. At the present time the
ships Both well, St. Mirren, Dalgonar,
Glencaird, Kensington, Largiemore,
Leicester Castle and Matterhorn, and
the barks Cloncaird, Forfarkshire and
Iverlochy are lying in the stream
awaiting crews. Some of them are at
an expense of $250 a day, and at that
rate will soon eat up the etxra wages
demanded by the men.
By Kail From Trail.
Trail, B. C, Sept. 80. The last
spike on the Trail -Robson branch of
the Columiba & Western railroad was
driven this morning in the presence of
many spectators. Tomorrow, the first
freight train will bring coke from Rob
son, and a regular passenger service
will be inaugurated as soon as the Can
adian Pacific railroad affords proper
oonneotions at Robson for Nelson. . The
road is 21 miles long,' and runs up the
Columbia river from Trail to Robson,
connecting there with the Canadian Pa
cific branch to Nelson.
'Considered by the National
Irrigation Congress.
A GATHERING OF ENTHUSIASTS
Delegates From Thirteen States in At
tendanceAddress of Chairman E.
R. Moses Its Sixth Meeting.
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 80. Aside from
the disappointment over a slightly
smaller attendance from outside states
than was expected, the conditions for
the opening of the sixth national irri
gation congress were most auspicious.
Delegates from 13 states were present
this morning. Irrigation topics were
disoussed with animation by well
known authorities.
E. R. Moses, chairman of the nation
al executive committee, said in part:
"The people of the United States
mnst know of their country in order to
judge intelligently of the wants and
needs of any part of it, and they must
have love of country so strong in their
hearts that they forget self, section,
birthplace and state in their reat de
sire to build up America, the 'land of
the free and the home of the brave.'
When this is done there will he no
longer a flaunting of the bloody shirt
at every opportunity, and in every
spread-eagle speech no constant repeti
tion of a 'solid South,' a 'grasping
East,' a 'frigid North,' and a 'wild and
woolly West.' The time has come
when this nation must ever be alert in
making due and ample preparation for
the comfort and happiness of her peo
ple. -
"The people living in this section
are happy, while many of the 2,000,000
or more idle and homeless people in
the orowded cities of the East areMook
ing for the time when these Western
lands are made available for settlement.
Philanthropists and humanitarians see
the great opportunity for solving one of
the most vital, and serious questions of
the times the settling of the worthy
unemployed and homeless upon these
lands whiie politicians and statesmen
realize the fact, if they do not carry it
into practice, that the safety and per
petuity of this government lies in hav
ing homes for its worthy homeless citi
zens. "The time has come to the minds of
all who fully know the conditions of
the. East and the West, that this coun
try can no longer remain half settled
any more than it could have remained
half free and half slave. Individual
and co-operative efforts have gone as
far as they can go. Uncle Sum owns
this unsettled land, and it haB now
come to the parting of the ways; either
the government must open these lands
for settlement, or turn them over in fee
simple to the states and territories in
which they lie that they may open
them for settlement. . ,
"The settlement of the West means
only that the products of the soil go
East for the produots of the factory.
Settlement of the surplus population
in the West relieves the East of a finan
cial burden, which gives only tempor
ary relief. The opening of the West
will not only give homes to the present
homeless, but to future thousands, in
stead of forcing them abroad, like Eng
land, France and Germany do their
homeless people for want of territory.
"If any bill is passed for the reclam
ation of arid lands it must first be
drafted by this body of the people of
the West. The last irrigation congress
passed upon a bill a very good one for
a starter known as the public land
commission bill. It was introduced in
the house of representatives near the
close of the session and awaits resur
rection. It has some firm supporters
in both houses, and with proper efforts
on the part of this congress could be
come a law.
. "More acres are under cultivation by
means of irrigation' than ever before,
and perhaps more miles of irrigating
ditches have been built in the last few
years than in all previous years.
Through these annual congresses an im
petus has been given another line of in
dustry that has worked night and day
to perfect pumps and machines to"draw
water from the bowels of the earth at
such a minimum cost as to make it
profitable to irrigate in this way. - The
ingenious mind has been set to work to
conserve the storm waters that run in
torrents to the sea. Even the East and
South have been awakened to the fact
that they can ditch, drain and employ
the water at proper times and receive
their results.
"Irrigationists are satisfied that con
gress will have to adopt the plan of
preventing the overflow of large streams
by the storage of the waters near the
beads of such streams in such a man
ner as to feed the, streams at times of
low water and other times to be used
( in irrigation, navigation and manufac
turing industries; and in this way the
' damage to life and property now caused
by overflows will be prevented and
1 large tracts of arid lands can be re
claimed by these waters and opened for
'settlement. The nation would soon
find it a paying investment if congress
would apply the appropriations annual
ly made to prevent floods, temporary
makeshifts, to the storage of the wa
: ters, as well as for the use of agricul-
ture aad horticulture.
Experiences of a Toang American and
His Sister.
, New York, Sept. 29. The Journal
and Advertiser says: Three years ago
Miss Eloise' Brunett was the belle of
Cienfuegos, Cuba. She was rich..
Now she lies upon a cot in a 10x10
room in a small house on the outskirts
of Philadelphia, her body burning with
fever, her mind racked by terror of the
Spaniards, her memory full of the hor
rors of an experience abounding in star
vation, suffering and peril.
In a similar condition, aggravated by
wounds, is Dr. Andre Brunett, who
served as a major in the Cuban army.
The father of these refugees was an
American, who owned a large estate at
Cienfuegos. He died in 1893, and his
son, Dr. Brunett, went to Cuba to set
tle up the estate. The Spanish admin
istration of such affairs made this .a
long and difficult task. In September,
1895, General Rego raised the Cuban
standard in the Cienfuegos distriot, and
the young Cuban-American was one of
the first to join him. ,'
It was impossible for his sister to re
main on the plantation, and she there
fore went into the Cuban service as a
nurse. For 20 months she shared the
hardships of the patriots. She re-
mained bravely in the Cuban army,
caring for the sick and wounded, help
ing to cook the scant provisions and
proving herself a heroine on many oc
CFsions. ;
After two months of this life they
both contracted malarial fever, and
were so ill that they had to leave the
insurgent army and seek shelter, and
they found neither and Were compelled
to take refuge in a cave, where they
lived for 23 weeks, having no food but
green pumpkins, sweet potatoes and
water from a stagnant pool. Both suf
fered terribly from fever, . and were
often . delirious. Finally the brother
managed to climb the hill and attract
the attention of a Spanish planter, who
took them to Sierra, whence they were
taken by boat to Cienfuegos,
When they landed at the wharf Miss
Burnett had no shoes, and her dress,
which she had worn for three montlis,
was in shreds. They were almost un
able to walk, and were dragged along
by the Spanish soldiers, who struck
and cursed them. The Spanish com
mander examined them separately to
find excuse to put them to death, but
failing in that, he permitted them to
go to their sisters, who lived a mile
away, on condition that they report in
person every three or four days. This,
in their condition, entailed themOet in
tense sueffring, Jbut the order was piti
lessly enforced. .
Dr. Brunett. appealed to the Ameri
can consul, Owen McGarr, for aid, but
it was refused. Then followed a long
correspondence with the state depart
ment at Washington, and in the end the
consul was ordered to help them. They
received passports on August 13, and
sailed September 7. Their passage
was paid all the way to New York in
stead of Florida.
" Dr. Brunett and his sister have filed
a claim at Washington against the
Spanish government for destruction of
their property. ' j '
STRUCK A SAND DRIFT.
A Fatal Accident on the O. R. & N.
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Railway.
The Dalles, Or. , Sept. 29. An aci
dent occurred on the O. R. & N. road
at 12:30 o'clock last night which re
sulted in the killing of the ' engineer,
Charles Johnson, and the probable fatal
injury of the fireman, Hockman. . j
Train No. 22, an east bound freight,
pulled out of The Dalles last night on
time. For some days severe winds
have prevailed along the road, resulting
in sand drifts on the track? ... Between
The Dalles and John Day river No. 22
had lost considerable time, and when
the' accident -occurred Johnson was
speeding his engine along in an effort
to make up his schedule.
The night was dark, and when a
quarter of a mile east of John Day
station the engine ran into the drift.
The locomotive left the track, turn
ing on its side as it plunged down the
embankment, carrying with it the ten
der and two freight cars. '
Neither Engineer Johnson nor Fire
man Hockman had time to jump. Both
went down with the wreck. Johnson's
life was crushed out in an instant, he
being fairly buried beneath the engine.
Hockman, the- fireman, was pinned
down by the locomotive, and, wi;th
both legs broken, the unfortunate man
received the vent of the escaping steam.
A wrecking train was sent out aiid
Engineer Johnson's body was recovered
and conveyed to his home in this city.
Fireman Hockman was sent by spe
cial train to St. Vinoent's hospital,
Portland, Dr. Mackenzie, the com
pany's surgeon, is with the injured
man, and an effort will be made to save
the poor fellow's life.
Only two cars, according to railroad
authorities, left the track, in addition
to the engine and tender.' The wreck
was cleared at noon today and the track
opened for traffic.
Making Loans to Farmers.
Victoria, Australia, has -inaugurated
an official loan office. Small loans up
to a maximum of $5,000 are to be
granted to farmers and others to enable
them to improve their holdings. :' The
loans' will bear interest at 5 percent.
The money will be provided from the
savings banks.
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EVIDENCE OF STEADY GROWTH
News Gathered in All the Towns of
Our Neighboring States Improve
mentNoted In All Industrie Oregon.
'Patrick Gibson, a farmer, was killed
by a train near Oregon City.
' Vale expects to be lighted by electri
city by November 15 next. .'
The smoke from burning forests is
again obscuring the atmosphere all
along the coast.
W. D. Huffman, of Diamond, has
just made a sale, of 70,000 pounds of
wool at 124 cents. , 1 , '
Malheur river farmers are putting up
their third crop of alfalfa, and have it
mostly in the stack.
The next reunion of the soldiers and
sailors of Southern Oregon will be held
in Medford during September, 1898.
The 10th semi-annual meeting of the
Oregon State Association of Nursery
men will be held in Salem on Wednes
day, October 6. ..-;.'
Quail have never been known to be
o thick in the vicinity of Ashland for
many years, and offer some good sport
for local gunners.
! , Junction City has a new- fire engine,
for whioh it recently paid $1,100. The
engine was tested and threw a l)-inch
stream 215 feet, and two 7-8-inch
streams 140 feet eaoh.
The enrollment at the deaf-mute
school at Salem is now 80. Of this,
number, seven are new pupils. Super
intendent Knight expects a total of 50
or more within the next few years.
The burglar who broke into the post
office at Echo got $40 in money and
some postage stamps. The money and
stamps have been recovered. They
were rolled up by the' burglar in an old
stocking.
The Umatilla county court has com
menced legal proceedings to recover on
28 notes that were turned over to the
county court by the receiver of the de
funct Pendleton National bank in set
tlement of the county's claim against
the bank.
About the largest yield of wheat yet
reported comes from the old Daw place,
on the Long Tom. It was Defiance
wheat and was grown by Frank Bum
gardner. Six acres made an aggregate
yield of 290 bushels, or 48 bushels
per acre.
; Klamath county farmers are busy
harvesting and threshing, and crops are
turning out better than was antici
pated. Some crops have yielded enor
mously. It is reported that Shook
Bros.' crop of oats in Alkali valley
went 766 bushels to the acre.
. Five persons were seriously injured
in a collision at Eagle Pqint. Some
miscreant had picked the switch lock,
whioh let a speci'al go in on the siding,
which held a train of loaded logging
trucks. The special had been sent
with two doctors to attend P. L. Phelan,
who had been thrown from a buggy
and was seriously injured.
J. W. Stamper, one of the pioneers of
Umatilla county, is In his 78d year, but
notwithstanding ho raised 13,000 bush
els of wheat this year with the aid
of a boy, who worked for him three
months only. Mr. Stamper disposed of
his wheat at 76 cents a bushel and finds
himself in very good shape physically
as well as financially. Mr. Stamper
has resided for 26 years near Athena.
.Washington.
: The Tacoma schools have adopted
the vertical system of writing.
The diphtheria scare in Oakdale is
over, and the two patients are both re
covering. Workmen have commenced to stretch
the telephone wire from The Dalles to
Goldendale. '
The policemen of Tacoma are circu
lating a petition asking the city council
for an increase in pay.
During August the Whatcom cream
ery paid $489.46 for cream and made
S, 246 pounds of butter.
The drug store in Elberton, which
contains the postoffice, was burglarized.,
the safe blown open, and $200 in
money and $200 in stamps taken. The
robbers left no trace. ' . .
Sportsmen are shooting Bob White
quail, near Walla Walla, contrary to
law, and the gun olub of Walla Walla
will try to put a stop to the unlawful
destruction of the birds. ;
Press day in Spokane brought over
80 editors of the Inland Empire to Spo
kane, the guests of the Fruit Fair As
sociation. The Spokane Press Club
joined in the entertaining of the visit
ors, and showed them the city in all
its glory. '
Four companies of the Sixteenth in
fantry from Fort Sherman, together
with the regimental headquarters and
band, are soon to take their annual
practice march. The march will be by
easy stages from Fort Sherman to Deep
oreek, 15 mfles west of Spokane, and re
turn. Passing through Spokane, the
troops will go into camp for perhaps a
day or two.
A. Resurhe of Events in
Northwest.
Bloody Battle Between Polish Miners
at Girardsvllle. .
Girardville, Pa., Sept. 29. At least
nine men received fatal injuries amd
possibly two score others were more or
less seriously wounded in the bloody
riot here late last night and early this
morning. The battle was the outcome
of a quarrel over the Hazelton troubles.
Thirty-six men are known to have been
wounded, and about 50 more are being
secreted by their friends, who fear that
they will be sent to jail. ,
Twelve of the ringleaders were
brought before Justice Elias Kissinger
and 10 before Justice H. B. Johnson.
All were charged with' assault with in
tent to kill, housebreaking and rioting,
and were held in heavy bail for court.
Many warrants have been issued, but
have not been served as yet.
Dr. Charles Schlessman attended the
22 wounded, nine of whom he says will ,
die. Drs. William Monaghan and
James Donohue attended 14 others, and
how many the other physicians, cared
for is not known. Three others have
been reported dead, but this cannot be
verified. : ' - ' .
Several hundred Polanders board at
William Cullacabbage's hotel, on Sec
ond street. Joseph Cavendish is pro
prietor of the hotel at the east end of
town, where several hundred more
Polanders . make their headquarters.
Bad blood has existed between them
for a long time, and the recent strike
troubles at Hazleton embittered them
still more. List night matters came to
a crisis. Cullacabbage, it is charged,
and his followers, : to the number of
several hundred, armed with guns, rev
olvers, knives, axes and clubs, marched
to Cavendish's hotel, where several
hundred of their enemies were cele
brating pay-day. The Cavendish men
ascertained that their foes were march
ing upon them, and, arming themselves
hurriedly, awaited their arrival. After
a demonstrative march, the Cullacab
bage contingent arrived, and immedi
ately stormed the saloon. .
Then a bloody battle ensued. The
men fought like demons, the shooting
was fast and furious; axes, knives,
clubs and other weapons were used with
deadly effect. The battle lasted almost
an hour, when the Cullacabbage men
were routed, leaving their wounded men
behind. Everything in the house was
smashed and .the floors strewn with
wounded men. The walls were bespat
tered with blood and shreds of human
flesh. - )
After the rioters had returned to their
headquarters, the Cavendish gang armed
themselves to the teeth, and marched
to their enemies' rendezovus, where a
battle, still bloodier than the firist, re
sulted. The police force and the con
stables of the surrounding region were
called to the scene, but were unable to
cope with the rioting horde, who con
tinued hostilities until morning. 4
VERDICT NOT UNANIMOUS.
Coroner's Jury Differs Regarding Blame
for Latimer Tragedy; .
Hazleton, Pa., Sept. 29. The coro
ner's jury which investigated the death
of the strikers at Lattimer in the
deputy coroner's office, after an hour's
deliberation rendered the following ver
dict: "That from the circumstances of the
case and the evidence offered,- the said
Clement Platok, with others, came to .
his death by gunshot wounds on Sep
tember 10, 1897, at the hands of Sheriff
James Martin and deputies, and in ,
this, we, the jury, do all agree, and we,
Phil J. Boyle, Thomas T. Thomas,
Barton Fresh and Peter McKiernan, of
this jury, do further say that the said
Clement Platok, with others, was
marching peacefully and unarmed on
the public highways, and they were in
tercepted by said Sheriff Martin and
his deputies, and mercilessly shot to
death, and we do further find that the
killing was unnecessary, and could have
been avoided without serious injury to
either persons or property, and we find,
finally, that the killing was wanton
and unjustifiable; but in this, we, John
Mau and F. J. McNeal, of this jury, do
not concur; and 'we, the jury, do fur
ther say that there was strong suspicion
of unlawful violence at the hands of
persons unknown to this jury, as to
make this inquest necessary."
.." '. - A Severe Experience. -
New York, Sept. 29. The four
masted schooner Goorwin Stoddard
arrived in port today from Fernandina,
Fla., and reported a severe experience
during the hurricane which prevailed
off the Southern coast during the past
week. On September 18 Nils Svenson,
one of the crew, a Norweigan, fell from
the spanker masthead to the deck and
was instantly killed. On the 22d the .
schooner Katie J. Ireland was sighted ,
flying a distress signal. She was sink
ing and had lost all her boats. The
Stoddard took off the crew of the Ire
land,. -consisting of Captain Crockett
and seven men, .and the Ireland sank
one hour and 40 minutes later. None
of the rescued men saved any of their
effects. '-. 1 ' ' ' '
London, Sept. 29 The correspon
dent of the Daily Telegraph at Vienna
says: "I learn from a reliable source
that the Vienna cabinet would imme
diately intervene in a conflict between
Spain and the United States. The
news of the ultimatum created excite
ment in political circles, and the uni
versal opinion was that suoh action
would be unjustifiable."