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Yamhill County Reporter
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Payment of State Warrant« Will Soon
Experience# of a Young American anil
Salem, Sept. 30.—The supreme court
1 convened today, Justices Wolverton
and Bean being present.
The i>etition 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 apílel
lant to con>i>el 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
This suit was commenced in Judge
Hewitt’s court, department No. 2, cir
cuit court of Marion county. Upon
the filing of a complaint the court
issued an alternative writ of manda
mus, addressed to the defendant and
resondepnt, as asked, to show caUBe 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 court ordered the writ quashed, and
gave judgment for the defendant, dis
missing the proceeding.
judgment appeal was taken to the su
preme court. 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 Btate’s attorneys without his advice.
One petition,prepared by N. B. Knight,
was published before being filed with
the court. The petitions were both
Secretary 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, ami the secre
tary of state will begin issuing war
rants right away.
New York, Sept. 1 29.—The Jonrnal
and Advertiser Hays: Three years ago
Miss Eloise Brunett was the belle of
' Cienfuegos, Cuba.
She was rich,
I 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 district, 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.
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 ov
After two months of this life they
both contracted malarial fever, and
were so ill that they had to leave the
insurgent army ami 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 terriblv 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 months,
was in shreds. They were almost un
able to walk, and were dragged along
by the Spanish soldiers, w’ho 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 the most in
tense sneffring, but the order was piti
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.
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
Three persons were killed on the Bal
timore & Ohio railroad tracks near
Chester, Pa., by a passenger train
crashing into a wagon.
The Daily Mail laughs at the report
of the Canadian expedition in Hudson’s
buy hoisting the Birtish flag over
Baffin’s Land, to get ahead of the
Americans, and declares that the terri
tory haH long been a British possession.
The first of the sealing fleet to re
turn to Victoria was the Casco.
She brought 1,064 skins, taken off the
J;i|>unese coast and Copper islands. She
reports that the Calotta, with 1,400
skins, and the Director, with 1,000
skins, are close behind her.
Five men met a horrible death from
black damp, the after-accumulation of
a fire in the Jermyn mine near Rend-
luun, Pa. The bodies were discovered
by a gang of men who went down into
the mine with supplies for combating
tlie fire. Noobdy knew of their deatliB
until the discovery of the lifeless bodies.
During the past month nearly #5,-
000,000 worth of grain has left the Pa
cific ports for Europe. Besides this, 28
lumber vesses have sailed for foriegn
porta with cargoes valued at over #200,-
060. As the month of August nearly
equaled September, the export of grain
and flour alone for the two months
would easily run into the ten-million
Baron von Stumm’s organ, the Post,
Berlin, published an article calling at
Average Keep« IJp.
tention to the fact that 3,308 botSM
New Orleans, Sept. 30.—The yellow
were imported from America during fever situation here continues exasper-
the first seven months of 1897, and in atingly the same. A daily average of
sisting that this new import ought to 18 to 20 new cases and 2 deaths has
be excluded. In the same article the kept up.. But, while there is no sign of
Poet claims America sends even greater an epidemical visitation, the slow prog
numbers of dead horses to Germany in ress of the disease puts obstacles daily
the shape of sausages.
in the way of the merchant publio, who
Over 5,000 textile workers have been are anxious to again resume trade with
locked out at Loebau, Germany, and in the surrounding country. The record
today was not unlike that of many
Commander Booth-Tucker has ar other days, in that it showed a death
rived in Denver to complete the ar through sheer neglect of the patient.
rangements for establishing a Salvation There have been 21 cases up to date
Army colony in the Arkansas valley.
having a fatal termination. The facts
Michael Simmonds, a railroad brake are incontrovertible that at least one-'
man, aged 28, shot and tried to kill hip half died through neglect or lack of
sweetheart, Miss Jenny Long, aged 19, attention. Business is showing feeble
at Baltimore, and then committed signs of revival, and the railroads are
putting forward superhuman efforts to
Rose the 19-yeabr-old daughter of secure a mollification of the quarantine
Dr. Oliphant's trip up
John Miller Murphy, died at Olympia, regulations.
Her death was caused by an the road tomorrow, at the invitation of
overdose of laudanum, taken to allay the Southern Pacific Company, with a
view to securing a modiefiation of the
existing quarantine, will settle it
Engineer E. Bennett Mitchell was
whether trade is to stagnate for several
killed ami Fireman John H. Cawley
weeks longer or whether it is partially
seriously injured by the explosion of a
to be resumed at once.
locomotive on the Northern Central
Today two deaths were reported.
■railway at Georgetown, Pa.
There have been a total of 177 cases
Secretary Wilson has secured au or to date. A number of patients were
der from the poetoffice department to discharged today.
attach the government frank to pack
T. E. Gill, proprietor of the Biloxi
ages of sugar-beet seed to be sent Manufacturing Company, died thia
throughout the country for analysis.
morning at Biloxi.
The latest news from Guatemala re
Scarcity of Sailors.
ceived here states that a prioe of #100,-
San Francisco, Sept. 30.—Over 30
000 has been placed on the beads of
Prosper Morales and lih aide, Manuel vessels have finished loading wheat in
Fuentes. It is asserted that an order San Francisco this month, and the mat
to this effect has been promulgated by ter of securing sailors for them has re
solved itself into a serious problem.
“What’s the good of a charter to a
As a result of the breaking of a cable,
vessel when a captain cannot produce
three colored men who were being car sailors to man her?” was a remark
ried up in an elevator shaft of the made by a disgusted British skipper
Northwest Land tunnel, at Chicago, fell yesterday. “Many a good ship is load
95 feet to the bottom of the excavation. ed and ready to sail, but is compelled
One of them was killed instantly, and to swing at her anchor because the
the other two sustained fatal injuries. master cannot procure men at the rul
Word comes from Kaslo, B. C., that ing rate. It will come to a split up
three men who were out on the lake pretty soon, and the sailors’ wages will
alxnit 500 yards were drowned by »he advance, contract or no contract. ”
A stiff breeze was
The situation is about as follows:
Idowing, and, as the boat reached the Nearly all the British ships in port are
beginning of the swift undertow oppo under contract to certain shipping mas
site Kaslo, the men tried to change po ters. These latter have agreed to sup
sitions. and the Itoat was overturned.
ply men all the year around whenever
In a recent interview, Lieutenant required, ami at no time are wages to
Peary, who has just returned to Boston exceed #20 |>er month and #40 advance.
from the Arctic on the whaling bark At the present time the rate in Port
“The 100-ton meteorite land and on Puget sound is #30 a
tn the bold of the Hope fell from the month and #60 advance, consequently
skies hundreds of years ago, and has sailors in this port will not ship at the
long lieen the source of iron supplies for lower rate. At the present time the
the Esquimaux. I discovered it in ships Bothwell, St. Mirren. Dalgonar,
May, 1894, and since that time have Glencaird, Kensington, Largiemore,
been trying to secure it and bring it to Leicester Castle and Matterhorn, and
t he barks Clonenird, Forfarkshire and
The duel between Count Badeni, the lverlochy are lying in the stream
Austrian premier, and Dr. Wolff, the awaiting crews. Some of them art* at
German nationalist leader, lias caused an expense of #250 a day, and at that
tile wildest sensation. Count Badeui rate will soon eat up the etxra wages
•ent his seconds to Dr. Wolff, who ac demanded by the men.
cept*! the challenge.
By Ball Front Trail.
sent a telegram to the emperor, asking
Trail. B. C., Sept. 30.—The last
|ierinission to fight the duel, ami nt the spike on the Trail-Robson branch of
same time tendering his resignation. the Coluntiba & Western railroad was
In reply lie received not only permis driven this morning in the presence of
sion io fight, but also the imperial ap many spectators. Tomorrow, the first
proval. Count Badeni then made his freight train will bring coke from Rob
will, after which he »|>ent the evening son, and a regular passenger service
at the Jockey Club and a pleasure re will la* inaugurated as soon as the Can
sort. His wife and family knew noth adian Pacific railroad affords proper
ing about the affair until the duel was connections at Robson for Nelson. The
-«ver. It is thought that, as the premier road is 21 miles long, and runs up the
has set example, with the emperor's ap Columbia river from Trail to Robson,
proval, there will lie a serious epidetuie connecting therewith the Canadian Pa
cific branch to Nelson.
Commissioner Evans estimates that
the payment* for |iensions for the fiscal
Turklah Kahler« In Feral*.
year will foot up #147,500,000. The
Teheran, Sept. 30. — The inquiry
appropriation was #141,263,880. The made into the fighting which took place
hurh water mark for pension* was in on the Turko-Peraian frontier, in
1813 when the payments amounted to August last, shows that the raiders
#159,357,557, since which time they were Turkish Kurds, who crossed the
have been kept down to the figures of frontier with the full knowledge of the
this year's appropriation
Ths pay Turkish military authorities, sacked
ment* for pension* this year will lx nine villages and massacred 300 Mus
within #30,000.000 of as much as the sulmans and Chrisitana, including
entire receipt* of the government from women and children.
ruaUMBs last year, and more than equal government is demanding full satisfso
I m the entire internal revenue tax.
SUPREME COURT DECISION.
tion from the Turks for the outrages.
What Will Follow Refusal to
Accept Our Mediation.
WAR MAY NOT BE
Madrid, Sept. 28.—The arrival of
United States Minister Woodford fr <>m
San Sebastian has caused a sensation.
The programme of the Unitd States has
been ascertained. This does not con
template a declaration of war, if Spain
rejects mediation, but, according to re
ports, an “ostentatious proclamation to
the world of disapproval of the Cuban
regime by suspending diplomatic rela
tions with Spain, and withdrawing|the
United States minister.”
General Woodford has declined to be
interviewed on the subject, further
than to say that his conference with the
Dubke of Tetuan, the foreign mirister,
was of the most satisfactory character.
The unexpected bitterness of tin»
press and of public opinion has pain
fully impressed him, but he hopes it
will soon be allayed. He believes his
mission is favorable to Spanish inter
ests, and con not comprehend that Spain
could reject mediation designed to end
an impoverishing war.
He lias not named a time at which
the war must be terminated, hut he
hopes, as shown by the rest of his
tenders, it will be ended quickly. He
believes that war is inflicting incal
culable loss upon the United Staes, and
that it is impossible to prevent the or
ganization of filibustering expeditions.
Unusual measures were taken to protect
Minister Woodford on his journey from
San Sebastian to this city, but the trip
was quite uneventful. A party of gen
darmes, commanded by a sublieutenant,
guarded the Southern express, on which
he was a passenger. Secret police were
posted at the station, and the prefect of
police was in waiting to escort him to
The drive through the
streets was marked by no special inci
dent, though several people saluted
him, receiving a bow in return.
Some comment has been caused by
the fact that Minister Woodford’s fam
ily has not accompanied him, but re
mains behind on the French frontier.
Minister Woodford explains that his
party is a large one, requiring a com
modious home, and prefers spending a
pleasant October at Biarritz until a
suitable residence can be secured
General „Woodford has al
ready engaged a box at the Royal opera-
house, and has purchased horses.
General Woodford has taken apart
ments at the Hotel Rome, but received
official visits at the legation, where he
passed the entire morning.
Have No Faith In Auatrla.
London, Sept. 28.—A Madrid special
says: The rumor of Austrian mediation
between Spain and the United States,
in the event of hostilities, has created
surprise, mingled with much incredul-
ity. The Spaniards fail to see what
Austria could do, unless by naval
powers, or at least hy the combined
pacific action of several governments.
Weyler Call« for More Official«.
Madrid, Sept. 28.—Captain-General
Weyler has cabled a request to the gov
ernment to send 113 additional admin
istrative officials to Cuba. The declar
ation is being made here and genericly
circulated that the Spanish troops in
Cuba have recaptured Victoria de las
Lunas, which was taken by the iunsur-
gents under Garcia, on August 25.
Spokane, Wash., Sept. 28.—The
Webster murder trial ended in a sensa
tional denoument tonight. The jury,
after having been out for more than 80
hours, came in with a verdict of mu>»
der in the first degree, and was dis
charged, but two of the jurors, K. J.
Frasier and C. Thomas, immediately
delivered a signed statement to the
attorneys for the defense that the ver
dict was against their convictions, and
they only yielded after physical and
mental exhaustion from the long strain
in the jury room. Frasier is 65 years
of age and Thomas 72. It is thought
that this will undoubtedly lead to a
Miner«« Burled Alive.
El Paso. Sept. 28. — News was re-
oeived here tonight that the San Pedri
mine, in the Cartillitos group, 12
miles from this city, in Mexico, caved
in today, killing 17 men who were at
work on thejniineat the time. The un
fortunates were buried alive under 50
feet of rocks and dirt. The San Pedro
is one of the oldest mines in the group
and rich in silver. It is the property
of the wealthy Cartillios Company, the
principal stockholders of which reside
in New York. If the mine was not
timbered, the Mexican government will
impose a heavy tine on the company on
account of the wholesale killing.
A Fatal Accident on the O. R. &
The Dalles, Or., Sept. 29.—An acci-
dent occurred on the O. R. & N. road
at 12:30 o’clock last night which i re-
suited in the killing of the engineer,
Charles Johnson, and the probable fatal
injury of the fireman, Hockman.
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, with
both legs broken, the unfortunate man
received the vent of the escaping steam.
A wrecking train was sent out and
Engineer Johnson’s body was recovered
and conveyed to his home in this city.
Fireman liockman was sent by spe
cial train to St. Vincent's hospital,
Portland. Dr. Mackenzie, the com
pany’s surgeon, is with the injured
man, and an effort will lie 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.
Boy Accidentally Shot.
New Whatcom, Wash., Sept. 28.—
Reuben Smith, a young hoy who was
out hunting with a companion near
Ten-Mile, this county, was accidentally
shot in the neck and probably fatally
injures! this afternoon, wbjl£,taking hie
gun across a fence.
Victoria, Australia, has inauguratevi
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 per cent.
The money will be provided from the
Port Townsend, Sept 28.—The bark-
rigged British snip Cape York, Captain
Mitchell, arrived thia morning. 84 davs
While lying at the
latter port there were several cases of
yellow fever and two deaths aboard
the ship. She cleared for this port
without being disinfected or even fumi
gated. On arrival thia morning she
was ordered to Diamond point, ths
United States quarantine station, where
Shamokin, Pa., Sept. 29.—The bod
ice of Arthur W. May, aged 24 year»,
and Miss Cora Eastman, aged 18. both
of Shamokin, were found in the black
smith shop of Joseph 8mink this morn
ing. May had shot hia sweetheart and
then blew out hia own braina.
couple had been lovers for a long time,
the ship and crew will be detained twc
weeks for fumigation and disinfection.
Death Rather Than Separation.
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
Bloody Battle Between Polish Miner»
Evidence of Steady Growth
the Thriving Slater State*
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 o*
! wool at 12,>4 cents.
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
so 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 which it recently paid #1,100. The
engine was tested and threw a 11 inch
stream 215 feet, and two 7-8-inch
streams 140 feet each.
The enrollment at the deaf-mute
school at Salem is now 30. 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.
were rolled up by the burglar in an old
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
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
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 Point, Some
miscreant had picked the switch lock,
which let a special go in on the siding,
which held a train of loaded logging
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 73d year, but
notwithstanding ho raised 13,0(10 bush
els of wheat this year with the aid
of a boy, who worked for him threa
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
lias resided for 26 years near Athena.
The Tacoma schools have adopted
the vertical system of writing.
The diphtheria scare in Oakdale is
over, and the two patients are both re
Workmen have commenced to stretch
the telephone wire from The Dalles to
The policemen of Tacoma are circu
lating a petition asking the city council
for an increase in pay.
During August the Whatcom crecm-
erv paid #489.46 for cream and made
3,246 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 club of Walla Walla
will try to put a stop to the unlawful
destruction of the birds.
Press day in Spokane brought over
30 editors of the Inland Empire to Spo
kane, the guests of the Fruit Fair As
The Spokane Press Club
joined in the entertaining of the visit
ors, and showed them the city in all
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
creek, 15 miles west of Spokane, and re
turn. Passing through Spokane, the
troops will go into camp for perhaps a
day or two.
The North Pacific German mission
conference, which was in session in
Spokane, was presided over by Bishop
C. D. Foes, of Philadelphia. Tacoma
was chosen as the place for holding
next year’s conference.
President S. T. Gates has made a
thorough inspection of all the mines
along the Monte Cristo road. As a re
sult, another roaster will be erected
besides the two now in use and the one
building, and other extensive improve
Girardville» Pa., Sept. 29.—At least
nine men received fatal injuries and
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 be
secreted by their friends, who fear tlyit
they will be sent to jail.
Twelve of the ringleaders were
brought liefore 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
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
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. Lust 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 ujion them, and, arming themselves
hurriedly, awaited their arrival. After
a demonstrative march, the Cullacab-
hage contingent arrived, and immedi
ately stormed the saloon.
Then a bloody battle ensued.
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
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 first, 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.
Coroner*» Jury Differ» Regnrillng* 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
“That from the circumstances of the
case and the evidence offered, the 6aid
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
inarching 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 wws 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
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
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.
news of the ultimatum created excite
ment in political circles, and the uni
versal opinion was that such action
would be unjustifiable.”
Telegrapher» In Trouble.
Peoria, III., Sept. 29.—Walker V.
Powell, grand chief of the Order of
Railroad Telegraphers, and H. Phelan,
grand secretary and treasurer, were to
day held in #600 bonds to the federal
garnd jury on a charge of violating the
alien contract labor law, they waiving
They had promised a
place in the headquarters office to a
representative of numerous Canadian
and last week they arraged to go away
and be quietly married. Being opposed
by the parents of the girl, they evident ments will be made at the Everett lodges, and discharged a man to make
(a vacancy for him.
ly decided to die together.