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Miners Are Still Out

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Pana, 111., July 26.- Aíter a week of turmoil and intense excitement, caused by the attempt of the operators of the Pana, Penwell and Springside coal mines to resume operations with nonunlon miners under guard of armed deputies and special pólice, Sunday was a day of peace and quiet in. Pana. Today, however, opened with a renewal of hostilities between the operators' non-union men and the union miners. The ecene of the principal excitement was at the Springside mine, just crutside of the city limits, where Sheriff Coburn and a forcé of armed deputies had control. The union miners and their wives were congregated in large numbers in the roads and streets leading to the mine. They feared some weak union men might give in to the operators and resume work. The only men who entered the pit were eome seven who reside in a house on the Springside compar.y's property, flfty yards from the shaft, where they aro guarded day and night. The whistles of all the Penwell and Pana mines reeumed their sound at 7 o'clock, but no non-union miners appeared for work. The union miners have a forcé of sixty men ín the two shafts, on the road and at the entrances to all the mines night and day, to intercept any men who might pass en route to the mines to resume work. The trial of the ten miners arrested for assembling on the streets leading to mines comes up for trial in Judge Pierce's court Wednesday, and it is the prevailing opinión thát all will be discharged. Operators refuse to divulge their further intentions toward resuming operations. They are losing heavily each day under the present conditions and if the union miners receive the same aid they have been receiving, the operators will sooner or later be compelled to come to terms or else import foreign labor to work. Purehases a Floatingr Dry Doek. Washington, July 26.- Chief Endicott of the bureau of yards and docks has just returned to the navy department from New York, where he succeeded in arranging for the purchaso by the government of a floating drydock, a naval adjunct very much needed at thie time. The doek is capable of lifting vessela up to 2,200 tons displacement, which will bring within its scope most of the gunboats of Sampson's fleet and a large number of the auxiliary vessels. This doek is not sectional, but in one piece, so that it may be easily towed to the point most available for naval use. The first journey will be to Key West, where the navy department has found a suitable site, with plenty of water, in what is known as Quartermasters' harbor, a cove not far distant from the town. The doek will be started on its way at the earliest posaible moment. Sunk in Lake St. Clare. Detroit, Mich., July 26.- The steamer Edward Smith No. 2 was sunk in Lake St. Clair, near the flats, yesterday by the schooner Aurania in tow of the propeller Aurora. The Smith was bound up loaded and without a conBort, while the Aurora and Aurania were bound down. Another large propeller was also bound down close to the tow, and it is supposed the man in charge of the Smith got the single propeller and the tow mixed in his mind, and, in dodging the propeller, crashed into the Aurania, which was making about seventeen miles an hour. The force of the blow sent the Smith over to the west side of the channel and sunk her. The Aurania was badly damaged about the bow. The crew and a pleasure party aboard the Smith were rescued without accident and sent to the Old Club. Soldier Snffer from Vaccinla. San Francisco, July 26. - The two members of the Seventh California regiment reported as viötims of varioloid are Private Harry Bruce of Co. B and Private Edward Brown of Co. P. Dr. Ladd, when questioned about the cases, stated that the men were merely Buffering from the after effects of vaccinatic-n or "vaccinia." "The men have absorbed the vaccine virus into their syste&s," he saitl, "and it has broken out on them, not only in the spots where they were vaccinated, but all over their bodies. They are not suffering from smallpox." To Mollify Gen. García. Washington, July 25. - Gen. Shafter'a lack of tact in leaving Garcia out in the cold on the occasion of the Santiago surrender ceremonies haa given some annoyance to the president and members of his administration. It ia now feit to be the duty of officials acting for the administration to find a way to bring about a better understanding between the Cuban leaders and the offleers of the American army in Cuba, without giving offense to the American commander. Upon General Leonard Wood, military governor ol Santiago, devolves the delicate business of mollifying Gen. Garcia and his .associates. jrroi. seymore Dead. Detroit, Mich., July 26.- Prof. George E. Seymore, for thirty years a professor in the St. Loui high school and author of works on mathematics and bookkeeping used in the schools of Kansas and Missouri, died at Aun Arbor yesterday. Close Watcli at Fort Bïonroe. Washington, July 25. - If there are any suspicious cases of fever at üie army hospital at Fort Monroe the fact has not been reported to the medical offleers of the army at Washington. However, the cases will be closely watched and every effort exerted te prevent the spread of the disease should those cases now under surveiJance prove to be yellow fever.


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