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EH JtP lUM
The Indiana Senator's
Sensible View of the
TRUSTS ARE GOOD OR BAD
What Common Sense Requires Is
That the Good Ones Should Be Pro
tected While the Bad Ones Are Re
strained and Punished The Econ
omic Basis of Trusts a Natural Out
growth of Modern Conditions Not
Blatherskite Denunciation but In
telligent Statesmanship Demanded.
n I'v licit e Wro from The Aswd.iteil Press.
Columbus), Neb.. Held. 2S. Senator
Itcvcridge, of Indiana, wiw the prin
cipal .speaker nl a monster llepublican
rail j laid here today. J Us theme was
fusts, lie .said:
Ulut Is a trust? It i a sreat isviihliialmn
ot u iul. elceiioicil li flmiillly nul '
tunnifv., or a Kii-.it i mnliln.it Ion of l.ihor, do
fihiiccI to tiiupllfy ami "tilfy imhisti.i. It is
c.c.i t sec, thiicfmc, tli.it tlic-rc can bo noo.l
(mis .iii'l li.ul tru-tK, Ju.t as tin re 1.111 b-'
pi iiiiii .mil liail nun. A tntst is .1 P''l trim
mIich it licrfoims tli'i work f.jr Iilcli It has leru
oiK-irur-eel, and proilnccs lirttcr good t i heir
ii pi-Lea and elelhcis them to tlio consumer
more e-onicnlcntly than a ileum iliffcirnt c..n-c-iiih
could do. 'Ilio consumer in I hi- em-rclim
factor in civilization. The urll-helns ot the
liusMi is the? result of ciry imluUlal ilcclop
limit that cnduics. A trust Is a hml trust when
It r.u9ra prices dishonestly and without otlur
lrjson than to satisfy the: iric-c-il of ils HMiMKi'm.
A nun is a had man when he ftcalx; nnd
vlun ho docs that ho ouptlit to he put in )Jli.
m.st i.n a bad trut it hen It dishonestly l.ilscs
,n. es, and when it duct that it nitfrhi to he
restrained or K cut of cu-tcne c. It'll hccius,.
fin- man steals is :io 11.1M111 why .ill nun should
hr ji'H in Jail and liccauc nuo dust is dis.
h.ni.-si ii no reason why all (iiisIh tlomM ho
cleat royc el. Mr. llryan is In faior o( elcstin.tlii.:
a'l cumbinalloiu of capital. Wo ate in faor of
dcstiojins only tuch tnnihiiiatioiis of capital .
epprosj the people, just as yon aie In f.m.r r(
I'linns in jail only mu.1i nun as 1011111111 lar
c ii.i or murder or arson.
A Trust Operated by Every Farmer.
I.cl mo ;ie the fanners 11 inrtetl illiHli.iliou
of a tru-e. that eteiy fanner in this iouutry
operate himself. Tliat trust is the Kvlf-liiiuliiu;
harvester. I ot the job or ilrllntr tin- flrft
trlf-liindiiig luncsler that was m ill to (cntr.il
Illinois by tho Me.Ceirtiilil.s. It MM an old
iiirrlundir. It was a (nisi. It was the only
t'l.st I have ever had ntivthliiK to do with. It
did what several difleirnt ma. lilnrs and iniplc
iniTitK were required to do btloio. Jt enabled
(11c tanner lihnelf to ban est and nnrhcl Ins
(.-ram at a much less cost than lie was ii'nle to
do hi'fuic. 'i'he tir&t sc.i.-oii tho f.elt-l.ludins har
vester appeared In Central Illinois, tin- Mine 11
Cuiiiitits wcic advanced against it that are now
adiancid against trusts. It was wil that it
lliretv labor out of riuplojinent It was ild it
V'.old result in laih fanner liifoinlnc .1 nt
cl nidrpciidcnt landed (,'enti'y liko the meat
lsndlords of Kmrland, aul tint ho would not
lutd any belli from the da.i-laboicis whom he
liid tliciclofore lilird to do his lianislnc.
rilicre wero cen talks of molts tu liuiii up the
i-rKliiudcrs. Hut mm who tlmiuht liny vri,
thrown out of rniplo.Mitcul by it. ("and that
tliey wcic not; but tliar. tluro Hcit ollur ml
Jiloyiiicui!., c-sier eniploimeiit ai.d better-paid
employ melds in other dircilhm than all tlio
hard woik that hnuslinu" by hand atlonled
tlfmj that the new cordlttons eieated by this
icrv wlf-hlnder fuinlshed them otlur .nul belter
dnplojinrnt. Ueiy l.i1iLr-aini; 111.11 tunc H 11
111ccl1.u111.il trust, and yet more laboilin: nun
tie employed today, and at blither wages and
with diortcr hours tlian ecr before in human
The gtlMitndcr enabled the fanner to maikel
Ms craln cheaper than ho was able to do be
fore. So the tiust enables tho product i to
rioducoxheaper than they did before. Tiiu nlf
liinder th'.reloro liicrea.es the fanner's piolls
because it enables him to maikct his iraln
cheaper; and that is light. Tho trust cnahlcs
It- managers to produce chiaier than they did
In lore j and increase in profits i-oiiiliif; fmm
that Is legitimate, although they lmc no light
to all nich Increase of profits. Hotter products
at cheaper jirlces 10 the rcnsuinrr is the only
ji.stdleation for trust, if the fanners wei able
to furco up the .price of Kialn dlslionotlv and
mil ineuaso their profits, that would bi
wiong, and it oucjit 10 be pre! 1 utisl. .lust si
when a tiust is able to dishonestly folio up
the piiee of its piodinls. that is wionj! mid it
ought to bo pievrnted. And llut is what the
llepuhlican paity proposes to do. Hut because
the ki'If-bindlmi harvester Increases the fai
mer's profit by cnftilinir hiio to prwluiv eluaper
(.-rain, is no icaoii why tlm hclf-blnder ougbl
to bo burned. Ai.d just o, the fjet that liusts
cause cheaper production of pioduots is 110 rei.
ton why they should be destrojed. The lb
puhliiaii idea 1 rcsiilatioii mid piinUhmriir.
Jlio llrym Idea ii simply ilettriu-tiul. It Mr.
Hn-an will woik moro on his farm at chiving
his ei If-binder, ho will bet ic r itndrntand the
liist principles of tho tiust ijuvstion.
Practical Remedy for Trust Evils.
Tlieio is only one pns.iule Wdy of wsulallna
tiu.tn. That way is by the 1 mucin., of the
republic conlrolllng torporations. Tin" is olio
country now. Wo haie ouifrown Male nghls.
There Is no reabon why a corporathu orgaiiUcd
in Xcw Jersey i.iould haiu stealer 1'riuhves
than one organicd in Nebraska. A dust, to
nieceed, must do btislne-s all over Ihe country,
'iliercfore, it ought to lie contiollnl, not by a
ktato eovennnfiit, but by the nallon'. goi'iru
Hunt It Is tho old ftrurulo benn-n the na
tion and date rights. The constitution dots not
permit that at present. The llipubli-an pally
piopoves to amend the constitution so thai tin
national government may roniiol mists. Hi
Democratic paily voted solidly against Hat
proportion. Why? liecause the Pimciiailo
party was more In favor of trusts that tho
Itcpublican party? Xo! Iloth panics me ci.ual.
ly atalnsl the evils of tiuvtt. llut Iho Horn-.
crats opposed that nu'aure. whleh olono inn
cure the evils of tin.ts, liesaiuc It is a Ilepi.li
liean measure, and they would not pennlt It to
rafk as a llepulilican tnrasiuo without piotest.
Tho point is that the llepuhlican paily have
proposed the only possible 11 nicely, and arc
Jiledjcd to its execution.
A Trust No One Will See Destroyed.
Is Mr, Hry.111 In favor of electro; lug Hie de
partment store? Ii there u untii.ui in tho Cub
ttd Stales who will n-liw to trade with tlw
department Meues? If not, why not? Ilicau
before this department store mine the had to
buy one thing in one litllo khop and .umteir
itdrr in another little simp, and all of pooier
ri'islity 'ic5 h'cher prio.i vlitmii low a ic
buys rtt7tlllll( under one loul, at 1 elieaper
Continued eo I'tca S.J
ON THE ISSUES
Ho Has Palth That tho American
People Comprehend the Law of
By Kxcltulie Wire from The Associated Press.
Now York, Sept. 2S. Senator ilanna,
In the course of an address at 11 lneet
ins of the Wholesale Dry Goods Re
publican club today s.tid:
(''lining do-Aii (Ii.- Mieet to lids great audience
I nv an Inscription reir a More occupied ny
Tammany Hall. It lead: "Sell preservation is
(ho (list law of nature.'' To this 1 say amen.
Tlicie could be nothing truer. I believe that
when the American people are fully aioiiscd to
1 lie sens" of the critical eondlllon of affairs they
iii'UT fall to do lb; tight thing. 1 am willing
(0 (rut to the intelligence of not only joil
huiliit3 men. but to the workingiueii, to tcii
which side their interests stand on.
.My filriids, I don't think it necessary (o watte
any time on the suhjecl of imperialism. It is
an lsiie that was brought Into this campaign
by the Democratic party to hide their real issue.
It has been icpllcd to and ttled out by the
magnificent letter of William MeKinley in his
acceptance ol a reiiomlnatlou. There Is not n
man who kt,im-s him but knows his only object
is an imseltish deeotion to his countiy, livery
act ho has contilliuted has brought the country
to where It is toda.e. I know and J oil know
lh.it thete ato Dcivnciats who do not believe in
Ihe iirliiciples of llrjan. I know (hat there ale
hundreds nml thousands and huncheds of thous
amls of them who do not ngree with his princi
ples and will show it on the sixth of Xm ember
What has President McKlnlcy done tnr the
people? I will tell yon. I'loni (he diy lie en
(eied public olhee he has had (he countie's welfare-
on his mind. His moid stands in hold ie
lief lor (ho last twenly years. I challenge the
public- lo point oul one single act ol his which
was wrong In any way.
Entered the State Early Thursday.
Many Open Air Talks.
By Exclusive Wire fioni The Avsoi iated Press.
Lebanon, JCans., Sept. 2. Governor
Jtooscvelt'M I'unipalKnlnfr began early
in Kansas this mornliiff. Tito tlr.st ntop
luadc by the .special train in Its way
to Kansas City was at JennitiBS at 7
oYlork, whore the governor Hjioko a
fow words In the small crowd on tho
platform from tho rear end of the car.
Norton was reached tit S o'clock and
here the Rovcrnor left the train, was
escorted to a platform In the open air,
where lie made his second speech in
Gov. Jtoohcvclt reminded Ills hearers
thai in 1SCU Kansas; hail blood for lib
erty in deed and not In name only;
for that liberty that knows how to gov
ern itself and therefore how to govern
others, lie said they would bo un
worthy sons if they did not try to
maintain the heritage, for which their
fathers haei shod their blood.
At I'ralrieview the governor was In
troduced from the rear end of the plat
form to the. crowd on tin; ground.
I .nil told that there is here :i settlement fro'n
(ho laud finiii which my uiicestois came. Is it
line? (Cries of jes, jrsi. If jou will let n
Hulcliiuau rile :i woid of aehieo I will ghc it
Out in 1I111 laud from which my aneestois came
(hey keep the Hood out by dykes. As ou know,
Holland has been won from tho sea. They put
the dikes up lo keep Hie watcis out. The only
way (lie laud can be cultivated is to keep the
water out. During the- lust four ecars in this
country we h.iic been putting up .1 big dike
to kiep Priapism out. 1 hope no cine is going
to be toolish en.Mch lo lijc.tk dun the dykes.
Gen. Aigustoff Telegraphs That Ren
tekampf Has Taken Kirin-Oula.
Ily Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 2S. General
Algustoff has sent the following dis
patch to the war otllce:
"ltentekampf captured Kirin, Sep
tember 24, and established his head
quarters there. The Chinese troops
The Klrln teferred to in th St.
Petersburg dispatch is probably Kirin
Oela, also written Klrln-Oula, a town
of Manchuria, capital of that province
of Soongaree. It is enclosed by earthen
ramparts and is the resilience of a
MICHIGAN FREIGHT WRECK.
Two Trainmen Killed and One In
jured at Durand.
Ily i:clinlvo Wile from The Associated Press.
Durand, Mull.. S-pt. is A la.l flight train
was 111 eeilUdeui with a snitch ei.gliie today on
Ihe Detioit, (iratnl Ila.cn ami Milwaukee rail
load heic. 'Ihe engineer. Thorns. iljuiliu, of
Drli'oll, and (he fncmaii, -foliu Linden, of lunia,
wile liilleel. s-Jluue I lli-ek, a biakeman, was
Twenty-four loaded crs weie burue.'i and holli
cmeliie-s weie di-inolished.
FREIGHT TRAIN BROKE IN TWO.
Sections Collided on New York Cen
tral Near Penfleld.
Il.i Kvliulu- Wue fioni Tlie A,ocialesl lr..s.
Iloche.ter, Sept. 2s. -At 4 o'clock this mold
ing tin eastiiound fieiglil Haiti on die New oil.
Central Inoko m two ,1 short distune ea( of
I'enlield, and as tho block at I'enllild was
against him the engineer was compelled to
stop his section of the (rain.
'I lu tear pail crashed into the hul, si
ears haling Hie track, delating traliic teieiat
Ily Kxcluslve Wire fioni The -o. late.l Press,
New Voik, Sept. 23.- 11lvc1l. I ohimhla, fiom
Hamburg; Isi ('.linpiue, nlecrp. (haled:
linbrla, l.hrrpooli lnrrieia. (jlagows hparn
dam, llotlcidaui, ij lloiilogue; llulgaili, ll.nu
lung. Movllle -Kalled: Cily of lliiuic (fioni
llla.aou), New York. S-ouilianiploii Mlleili An.
gusto letnrta (from llaiuhurg). eev cnk, ei.i
ClHilmi.ig. iiifciistnwn Airiircl l.iu aula. New
Vnik (or Uu 1 pool (uivl procredisl! Ih'.u h
Head -I'jMrd: llotlcrdaiii, lor Neiv o... villi;
Psssisli hiiKliigluii, ,? Voik fur V11I111 1 1.
l,lisiV"'il"Aitiirdl (iermsnlvi from r. V01L.
llsmtur; Arrived: l'tttiicit, from New York.
Peace Envoy Subscribed
to Fund for Out
rages. MR. WHERRY'S DISCOVERY
List of Patrons Found by tho Mis
sionary Causes Surprise Chinp;
Moy Have Been Coerced Quiet in
Pekin No Sign, However, of tho
Court's Return Von Ketteler's
Murderer Held for Additional Evi
dence Why Chinese Evacuated
Pel-Tang and Latui Forts.
(Copjiight, lt.no, The M0cialed Press.)
Pekln, Kept. 2S. The American Icem
tlon lias in its possession a subscrip
tion list eif tlie Boxers which shows
the name of I'rlnee CliliiK as having;
made three subscriptions. The list was
discovered by a missionary named
Wherry. Friends of Prince CliltiK say
that he was coerced Into Ktvlni; the
money to the society.
It Is reported by the French that n
patrol has been tired on outside thu
east Bate of the city. Otherwise, ev
erything1 is quiet.
The Manchu assassin of Karon von
Ketteler was tried by court martial
here yesterday. No new evidence was
presented, and the court decided that
it would be unjustllled in pronouncliiK
sentence on the prisoner, who, how
ever, will bo held in the hope that fur
ther Information will be obtained.
The Russian and tierman locations
are still uwnitltif; developments' and
the receipt of further instructions. LI
Huns Chant; Is expected to arrive
within a week.
JUislness Is improvlni; nnd people
are gaining conlldeni'c. hut no puigicss
Is beltiB made toward the leturn of the
fugitive government, the event so
greatly desired by everyone.
(ion. Kuliiisliima has leturned here
after spending twelve elays at Taku.
Tien-Tsln, b'ept. j.-,. Vlce-Admiral
Seymour arrived al. Taku on .Sept. 1':.'.
ami is expected hero to-morrow, with
Count von Waldersee. lien. Gasolcc Is
expected on Thursday.
Tlie reason assigned for tlie small
number of casualties among the Chi
nese at the taking of the 1'ei-Tang
and Im-Tal forts is that 1.1 Huns
Chang had ordered the evacuation of
Department in Ignoinncc.
Washington, .Sept. iS.Thu state' de
partment lias not been advised of any
of tlie events of more or loss import
ance which are said to have occurred
in China, according lo various Euro
pean reports, within the past twenty
four hours. If Titan has been degraded
and If llussia contemplates a blockade
ot the Chinese naval ports, the ele
partment does not know the facts. It
has let it bt known to the Chinese
government that Tuan's promotion
would bo unwelcome to this govern
ment, but it has not been Informed ot
the results of that representation. Re
specting the statement that Ching has
been discovered to be a contributor to
the Uoxer cause, it is said that all in
formation that the department has
been able to secure, touching Cliing's
personality went to show his unvary
ing friendliness for the foreigners, and
upon that record lie was accepted as a
The olilclals declined to say whether
or not the Instructions to Minister
Conger have gone forward yet, but It
is Intimated that the minister is fully
advised by this time as to the slate
department's policy. It Is said, how
ever, nnd the statement may lie sig
nificant, that no developments in the
Chinese situation of importance are
expected within tho next two weeks
London, Sept. 294 a. m. Apparent
ly (iermany's retreat from an unten
able position has been virtually ac
complished. The Paris correspondent
of tho Morning Post says:
"An agreement on tho Chinese pro
gramme has been arranged between
France, tjermany and Russia. It will
be submitted to tho other powers with
in a few days. Tlie action tecommend
eil will be milder than Germany's orig
inal proposal, and ltis expected that
all the powers will acept the pro
gramme. WATER COMPANY
Officials of Spring; Brook Water Co.
Charged with Furnishing1 Water
Unfit for Drink.
fly i:cliisiie Wire f rum The Associated 1'ies.s.
Wlll.es Halle-. Vpi. !!. 'Jhc oilUiuU of Hit
Sprlinr liiCH.I, Wuier ccuiiiny, nlil.li luiulshih
the city of oVIIUcs-llarre ultli water iveie ai
tiilRlicci hi fore Mayor .Nichols lliis eveiiilv,
chained Willi furtiltitti(r cousi.iners i.alef unlit
ti e'rlnk. Aiwa nie-nty-fiie citizens, lialu.Iiiu
illy cciineilnieu mid physicians, testified that
thu vater uai unlit to ill ink and n lirecsler ol
disease. 'I lie ph., sielaus had m allied their
piilienit asalust driuMiii; it.
A city ordinance prniules a penalty of frluo j
day for each day tl.o water company furnishes
had water. If Hie inavor .uliuiU'es the company
Kiillly a hue of ffi.Ui) will lie imposes!, at It Is
claimed (he company has lieen fiiinlslilui; impure
water fin iit.i dais past.
GREAT GROWTH OF CITIES.
Ily Kiilnslie ttde fiemi Th ssoe-.itcel I're'ss.
r.a"iiinm.iii, N-pt. , ( i-iisiis stall ilis today
idivu 1I1.1I in I.Vi n ihe l.iiu'.st I'IMis of Ihe
I'liltcd Males Ihe tin nasi; in imputation ilinlini1
Hie last 1111 ;. ears lu lucu l,ftl',:M, couipaiid
ivllli I,Toi.,ij7 fi Ksii (,, Is'm, II,... eailler
wonderful record tieuij; almost equaled,
TOUR OF DAKOTA
He Travels 200 Miloa and Makes n
Dozen Speeches Old Topics
Ily r.xclus'tro Wire from The AssneUteJ Press.
Aberdeen, K, 1)., Sept. 2S. Colonel
William J. liryun completed his tour
of South Dakota at this place to
night. Ho arrived here at S.30 o'clock
and immediately repaired to the
speaking place, where he was met by
one of the lnrgest crowds that have
greeted him during1 the campaign.
During the day, Mr. I'ryan ttavelled
2C0 miles and made almost a dozen
speeches. He began tho day with n
three minutes speech at Klk Point and
his first speech of length was made
at Yankton. After this speech he
made long addresses in the towns ot
Scotland, Mitchell, Wounsoeket, Hu
ron, Reelfleld and Aberdeen. The
crowds wero good tit -ill the places
at whleh the party stopped.
A feature noticeable at al the meet
ings of tho day was fie number of
flags displayed. They v.ero small in
size, hut they wero carr(..-d by almost
everyone at each stopplu'i place in tho
At Redlleld, Mr. P.rynn spoke for halt
nn hour, dwelling especially upon
trusts and tho Importance of preserv
ing the American form ot government
in its putlty.
At Mitchell, Mr. Rryan made tho
longest speech of tlie day, speaking
for more than an hour. The audience
numbered many thousand people. Tho
meeting was held on vacant ground
near the corn palace, an Immense
sttuclure of Indian corn, in which is
the Coin licit exposition.
Mr. liryun presented his well-known
views upon the attitude of tlie Repub
lican party towards the gold standard
party and the national banks. He also
discussed tho Philippine ciuestlon at
some length, but for tho most part
along old lines. In this connection, ho
"The Republicans think the nation
lias outgrown tho constitution, and
they are seeking a new guiding star.
Hut there is none. When once consti
tutional government is abandoned the
reign of arbitrary power Is inaugur
ated; when once we adopt the doctrine
that tlie constitution does not govern
the president and congress, wo accept
the Kiiropean idea that the executive
can elo no wrong and we place tlie peo
ple at the mercy of thoiie who are for
tlie time being In control of the gov
ernment." Mr. Rryan also had e.e client audi
ences at Wcionso.ket and Huron,
speaking tit the runner place- thirty
minutes nnd at the latter almost an
THE SUICIDE OF
Former Candidate for Judge of the
Superior Court Dies in a Phil
Ily I!.. lu.-iio Wire lnuii 'I'he Awoi lated Pre3.
Philadelphia, Sept. . .losiali P..
Adams, it prominent clubman and law
yer of this i-lly, committed suicide to
day in a fashionable hotel In the c-en-tr
of the cjty. Ills wife Mas In an
adjoining room when tlie deed was
committed. She knows of no reason
for her husband to have taken his
life. He had given no 'utimation of Ids
intention to do so and left no note to
show the net was pivmcditutod. The
couple had been living at the holed
for some time.
Mr. Adams was about 0" years old
and was a year ago the nominee of
the Republican party for judge ot tlie
Superior court of Pennsylvania.
His candidacy met with much oppo
sition within his party, led by one
of the Republican morning papers. It
was openly charged that he had been
mixed up In numerous swindling en
terprises in various parts of the coun
try. He finally rjslgn.'d as a candi
date nnd ex-United Slates Senator
John I. Mitchell, of Tioga county, was
named In his place and elected. Since
that time Mr. Adams has bejen notice
Ho was a graduate of Princeton and
was admitted to the liar in 1S74. Ho
was 11 member of tho University, Art,
Clover and Philadelphia, clubs. He
was recently commodore of the latter.
HOTEL STABLES BURNED.
Big Fire at Allentown Is Attributed
llj Kxilmlvo Who from The Associated IN ism.
Allentown, Sept. Si Tlie Port Allen lioue
at Westport, owned ley .liilin I'. Wellei, of Al
lentown, and condiiftrd ley A. J. Snyder, were
hurned last night. IneeiidlurLiui is nuspei l-d.
r.U-ieii linnet belonging to Jlr. Ssiotler, Henry
( htistman, of KunUrtown, and Ira ( reiuniau,
of Niiiiiinil Illll, JierUlii'd. Kun e.iiiljsew, n-v.
eiieen tlcujlis and othu tehee leu were d.
mroied. Klmer l'liiziuger, who ulept in (he slalile. ivui
hadly huineil and was reueied with ilillliiilti.
Il.v exclusive Win- fnuu Tlif AoeIatod IN end.
Philadelphia. Sept. US. -The Peimsybanla Hail,
nud eoinpa'iy'x comparison of eariiint and e
pii.tes for month of Aincu.'i. I9C0, and for nuht
nn. nth emlliii; Amr. !-H, Ituu. with tin- fame
imloils id lhliii, slimy? I'eiiinylvauia Hum, di
rectly operated, month of Auirmt, KHA1 (Jrosa
edilitiii;', iiirrroici U.o"'. i-Npenie. increase
fiOI.HiO) net earrings, ineieaso $U1,IU0. Kljtlit
ill. Mlis ciidlui; Au.-. Ill, pun, moss eunilnm,
Ineiease, ft),lUcl,.vi; expoinc, Inerejeo (jl.Ml,.
WWl net Miiiinere, increase tl.tKlMun. The
11I10VK fittuicj do not include thr n. nations of
tho lluflalii and Allegheny Vjllcy diilslon.
COAL PRICES ADVANCE.
Ily r.xclmlie Wire from The Associated I'rew.
lteadlm.'. I'a.. t-Vpe. S. Tewlay Ihe ontiitit of
the Ilia. lil. 1.- coiuiiany nilliel fell in J VI c-arie,
wliicii is ahoul .mi -1 1111II1 (ho eiitial produi (oul
and (ho (oinpaui eilll not he flhle lo Hun mil
111. .11' until (lie strike Is Milled. Tivo-llillili of
Hie nun In (he cs-eil (lain sen lie arc) now- Idle.
'Ilie-ie whs iiiiolher ailvaiiie' III the prteo of coal
loeii.i h the l-se-l.nv IU 1 1 1 Valley re-tall drains.
IVa Is now- Mclllnc at 1.7.1 u toll, wlillo cl,V,
tloic and iliulnut brine SO.
Yesterday the Most In
active Day at
WAITING FOR INFORMATION
Mr. Mitchell Has Hcmd Nothing
Definite fiom New York An Ex
pression of Opinion on the Ton Per
Cent. Increase Labor Leaders In
sist That on a. Sliding Scale It
Means Nothing' No Parade Al
lowed at Hazleton.
Ily Inclusive W'iio from The Associated Press.
Hazleton, Sept. 2S. Notwithstanding
the runioiH of aettlement and of con
cessions upon tlie part of the opera
tors, there! was no change! In tho great
coal strike situation here to-day.
It was probably the most Inactive
day that President Mitchell and his
olllelal staff have spent sinee tho strike
began. Tlie clay gave promise ot de
veloping events at tlie I'nlted Mine
Workers' headciuarters. but all those
interested were doomed to disappoint
ment. That President Mitchell was
walling for Information from New
York cannot he denied, as he Intimated
several times dining the day that
something might develop before night.
In the forenoon he had two lengthy
conversations over the long-distance
telephone, and between I and fi o'clock
this afternoon lie was at tho wire for
more than half an hour. To whom he
talked he dec-lined to say. but gavo
out the Information that lie had noth
ing to Imparl. When he was pressed,
however, to say tomethlng on the gen
eral strike situation, he sail'..
'lids lias lieen (In- lricjlssl industrial etiiit
hclwnn lalmr mid capital in the liistmy n
iiii-ili.i. The manner in which H.e turn haie
loluntarily ii-spoidcil tnr the stiike demonstrates
he.iond the possllillli.i of a ill ul.l dial (lie c-.n-elitinns
under widen ihci l.ihc.reel m lorn: weie
s.e uutearahle that to esuiliuue workiuir meant
to suiletlil.l' all... Illlely all hope of l.l.lllll.lllllli--theinselicr.
and faunlie-ic us Ihe Americiii cllirens
In lien- ihry kI Id.
'Ihe licuihi-l oi II. ell who rcsfiolllleil In lite
Miil,, null I- Is fully up to anticipation.
If the Ice p.-r cent. iucrcic mentioned in the
noivspapeis i cui.-ci, while far from satisfac
toil, a is Hie ut. it..l liitor.i our ahieirel h.i
.iiramiHl lahoi- nul won under the inosi nil
leise riri uiustaiiis,. I, ..f com so, haie- iiolliiui;
I i cay as lo wlial ueticui will he lal.ro us to
i lie aci eplai.i e .'i- rejection eif any pi.'puniliiiii.
lids must he ileiermined h.i the wliol.. hi.ily ot
nullum ile liiiucrs llicmsrties. (lur oiiuuzatioi,
will ii.. I make ill- mistake which has wreiked
ninny otliei cii-a-anlKiliiinii of atHuniliif; the power
lo ileleiiiuiic (I110IC4I1 ltd oflleei-is the happiness,
or collMI'lc the Meal or wee of the .VUVm.' Illi'li,
wouieii Hiid iluleheu clep.ndenl upon the un
tlir.i.n. ..i.il iuclunlry for a iiiililiooel.
We (ake He position in (Ids csint'sl, as we
haiu in nil .alius, h,.cl . apilal is rutilled ie.
tilr i.niiHlil..ii ami lii.ne-a iiiMslineiil, l.ut that
110 iiislilutl.u has 1 lecriiimale ilgli: lo exist
wliiih docs mil allonl lain. 1 a siil'.klrnl rate uf
waires In eiial.le tln.se d. p. iiilcut iihhi II to earn
II fair liiim; uiie
The Sliding Scale.
In discussing tho reported ten per
cent, advance offered the men by tho
operators. Mr. Mitchell said:
"I'nder the sliding scale such an In
crease would practically amount to
nothing; what the men would gain in
one day they might lose tho next."
15y the sliding scale it Is meant that
wages are tlxud according to tlie mar
ket price of coal. If there Is an all
iance In price tha miners share in It
and should tliero be a decrease tlie
miners correspondingly share such de
crease. If nn Increase of ten per cent. In
wages Is offered tho miners it will
probably be done by moans of posted
notices and the personal visitation of
representatives of mine owners, and
not direct to tho United Mlif- Work
ers, because the opera tors say they
will never recognize tlie organization.
If the men sent for desires to consider
tho proposition, tliey will have a meet
ing of their local unions called for
the purpose of havlnir the ollleors ot
those boards notify tho three district
presidents. These presldenta would
inform tlie national president. As Mr.
Mitchell Is not empowered to accept
anything less than what tho miners
in convention elemand ho could do
nothing but Instruct tlie men to re
fuse the offer. If the strikoi-B should
sllll feel that tliey ought to efiter
taln tin- proposition they can ash the
national president through a local
union meetlna: and then a district con
vention, to call a Joint convention of
tho throo districts. Tills request, how
ever, would not be compulsory, tho na
tional president being allowed to use
The demands of tho men were fiwd
by a Joint conferenco of the three dl3
trlcts. Tliey cannot accept anythintr
less than those demands without a
two thirds vote of tho threo dls'.rlets
In joint c-onventlon, which can settle
any nuestlun e-oncernlng the strike,
Tho labor leaders haro say thov fuel
that the union and non-union men
will stand out against the reported
offer of ten per cent. Incroase.
rullncsH continue! to prevail
throughout tho whole Lehigh Vullej
region. Tlie .1. S. Went, it t'o.'s col
liery at tlazlt'hrook shut down to-day.
ii body of one hundred men having
marched from Kreelnnd to that place
and Induced tho men working In th
Wcillz colliery to quit. There were
few changes In tho working forces of
the collieries which have not been Hluit
A big mai-H meeting was held at
Heaver Meadow to-nlsht, where tlm
only colliery in tlie South Hide, Coxe
Pros, it Co., Is In operation, Proshlent
Mitchell was tho principal speaker.
A lurce parade, of minora from the
THE NKWS THIS MOItXINU
Weather Indications Toiat-,
1 Ocneial-No Cliamro in llaileton Strike) Situ
It Is Now- l'p to Ihe Mine Worker.
Senator Itcmidito I'uiiettitcs Ilrjaimiu.
Prince Cblncr Aided tho lloxers.
2 Tlio Trlhunf'is Kduc.1tlon.1l Conlest.
S General Noitlicastirn IViin)lJiilit New.
Weekly better on Municipal AfTalrt.
fi Ia11.1l Social end Personal.
One Woman' Views.
0 Local (las and Wafer Coinpiny Hcniamij a
Illcher Halo from (he City.
Many Youni Men (Iff lo College.
7 laical Hx-Mayor llllley TclU About the
S Local West Scranlon and Suhurhan.
J Hound Ahollt the County.
10 ('.metal -draphlc Lrllcr fiom a Misjtoniry
in China. ,
11 Loial- Sunday school Loisoir for Toiu&iro'.v.
ltellirlous News of the Wee'.-.
12 Local--l'lie Department Oolp.
IT11.111rl.il and Commercial.
surrounding towns was to lie hcjd in
llazloton to-morrow, but the mayor
refused to pennlt it to take place. Ho
would give no reason, but it Is be
lieved lie took this step to avoid dis
News That the Strike 13 to Be Set
tled Is Received with Joy
in That Section.
Ily Kvclmlic Wire from The Associated I'roM.
Shenandoah, Pa., Sept. 2S. Sheriff
Toole late this afternoon came up from
Pottsvllle ami held a lengthy confer
ence with General Gobln at tlie hitter's
headciuarters. His trip Is said to have
been caused by the reports that the
strike was approaching a settlement.
While nothing ilellnlte could be learneel
of what transpired during the consul
tation. It Is understood that the gen
eral and the sheriff discussed the
question of lemovlng ihe troops. So
far as can he learned tonight the sol
diers will remain here tomorrow and
.Sunday, but how long after Is not
known. This question may be decided
at a conference between General Gobln
and representatives of the various op
erators In this vicinity. whleli,hn3 been
llxed for tomorrow afternoon. Assist
ant Adjutant Gcncrnl KllicU, chief of
siaft of ihe division, after an Inter
view with General Gobln, tiald he felt
conlldent that the strike Is Hearing a
settlement, and that the necessity for
the troops would soon he obviated.
In this town and the neighboring
mining villages! the reports thai the
strike will soon terminate were re
ceived with many expressions of sat
isfaction and relief. The mine work
ers appear to feel that tliey are on thi
eve of a victory, and the liuslness men
say tliey will lie happy when the region
resumes its wonted activity. There
were no material changes in the situ
ation lit this sec'ion todav.
The Ashland district was finally tlM
up lightly for the first lime tilure tho
strike wis Inaugurated.
The last of the thri'e collieries In
that leiulty to cloe twin (he I'otts
operation at l.ocnsldal . About ISO)
men are empluye.l al the Potts col
liery and there are probably 3.000 In
the district. The last operation to
close In tho vicinity of Shenandoah
was tlie (Urn rd washer at Girrrdvtlle.
Work was in progr-s.s there this morn
ing when a number of strikers visited
the place and perhirideel tlie employes
to return to their homes.
George Harris un-1 other orp.anlzors
of the United Mln.- Workers are still
busily engaged in tli region, enroll
ing the mine worker.. Todny he ad
dressed the employes of tho Kllangow
an and St. Nicholas collieries, near
here. Tomorrow will be pay day at
tlie Philadelphia and Heading and tho
Lehigh Valley workings. Today tlie
men roe -ived tlii Ir (.hecks.
MEETING OF THE
Representatives of the Blfj Compa
nies Meet at the Office cf the
Valley Coal Company.
Hy Ilxeluslve Who from The Awaclate.1 I'rss.
Wilkes-Uarre, Sept. 2$. An Import
ant meeting of the coal operators of
the Wyoming anil Lackawanna val
leys was held at tho otllco of tlie Le
high Valley Coal company In this city
today. All the representatives of tho
big coal companies with collieries In
this section were present The only In
dividual coal companies represented
was Coso IJros. it Co.
W. A. I.nthrop. general superlnten
ent of the l.ohlgli Valloy company, tl
chairman of the Joint association 1
cool operators of the Wyoming an
i.aoknwunnn regions, presided. Tele
conference lu.stvHl from 10 o'clock until
I o'clock, when adjournment was taken
until 2.30, when Major 1. A. Steurns.
general manager of the Cose Uros.'
mines, Joined in the deliberations.
After tlio conference was over sev
eral of tho operators were asked for iir.
formation, hut they wero very retic
ent. Superintendent Lathrop said:
"Wo dlsruased a si-home of advanc
ing the wages of all the men through
out the region at li-UBt 10 per cent. Thu
powder eiuestion was also discussed,
lull we are not prepared to give nut
any Information regarding our delib
erations on the subject."
Mr. Luthroii Ihought the lullueucc of
Mark Hanna had something to do with
bringing about a plan of settlement.
l-'rom another protty reliable source
It was learned that tlio presidents of
tho coal companies In New Voik sent
a draft of tho proposed settlement of
the strlko to their representatives here
ICuntlnucil on Taso 2. J
NOW UP TO
Tliey Will Be Made Prof
fer of Very Liberal
Senator Mark Hanna Succeeds in
Convincing the Hoods of the Coal
World hi Now York That Great
Good Will Como of an Immediate
Settlement of the Strike, nnd tho
Local Operators Are Left No Alter
native but to Acquiesce as Grace
fully as They Can Belief That
Mediation Will TJo Successful.
Local operators all profess to be un
acqnlnted with the details of the
movement to effect a settlement of the
strike, but each one nproachod, yester
day, admitted that he knew there was
somcthlnCjiloIng and that it llkelv
would bo successful In bringing about
an amicable and speedy udjustmen'.
From all tho Information at hand, It
Is quite certain that Senator Marl:
Hanna is the party representing tlie
powerful Inlltieiico at work to bring
about the settlement, and that he i
prompted in his activities iiulte as
much out of consideration of the busl
nes Interests of the country as by his
being chairman of tho Itepubllcnn na
So far. he has succeeded In Inducing
the heads nf the coal Interests in New
York to ngree to make liberal conrei
slons. Yesterday the operators were
called upon to acouiesce In tlie propo
sition, and us It Is simply a matter of
whether they go Into the thing willing
ly or lay back sulkily to be forced in,
it i-an he taken for granted (hat at
all ev-nts tlie;' im- or will he in. s
one operators said jesteiday, "There
is no need disguising tho fact that
the power to deal with this Question
is i-om-ent rated in New York and our
wishes are simply considered by wn
of courtesy. Where tliey gu we fol
low." Miners' Position.
The next move Is to imc'erlaili what
the miners are witling to do towanhi
bringing about an adjustment. This
matter is likely to be taken up to-ditv,
If hide oil it wus nut canvassed in a
prefatory way yesterday. One Impe'ii!
sign is found hi tlie story that -Pivsi-ili
nt JiltellPlI, if the United .Mliv
Workers, and S'lialor Ilanna had an
Interview cm the strike mutter, while
the strike order was belim held up.
and ihat the senator wus aci:uain'.'il
at thut time with what terms the
miners would agree to. in order to
have the strike settled. Kit thl.s in
mind, It Is safj to say the conditi ma
laid down lo the operators are s.i.h
an Senator Hanna knows will be acceptable-
to the miners.
All In all, It would eeem that tho
settlement hangs on details. The op
erators consont to an advance in
wanes. The miners want little else
than this one tiling. The public has
conlhleiiej In tlie ability of so great a
man as Hunna to work out the detaIN
The local operators wero represented
at a conference In Wilkes-Harre, ys
terday mornlnff, by President T. H.
Watklns. of the Temple Iron compam ;
Superintendent K. K. Looir.Is, of the
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
tompany, and Buierlntendnt '. '.
Hose, of the Delnwure and Hudson
company. Upon their return the
would only say that the eonferciuo
wan to discuss this new development
in the strike situation, and that thet'e
was nothing done beyond having .ui
oxchanffe of sentiment. No senral
terms, they ald, would express th..
sentiment of the meeting.
Mr. Ease's Statement.
Mr. Koso said he did npt know tin
whole story of the movement, but from
what he did know he was Inclined to
the Mllef that It would bo effective in
settling the strike. Mr. Loom Is de
clined to express an opinion. Mr. Wat
Ulna went on to New York after thu
meeting and wus not neen.
Tho others present at tho confer
ence were W. A. Lathrope, superin
tendent of iho Lehigh Valley Coal
company: How Dougherty, of tlm
Susquehanna Uoal company, and W. J.
ll'uiidiiui-cl uu 1'jl- I.
-f Wjjliliiejlou, Sept. SS. -I'liiecast for -s
4- Kilunlay ami iSuiuhey: lUslcru I'l-nnsyl-
-f vanla - (ieucralli fair Salurehiy ami bun- -f
-f elaj; light culcily winels. 4"
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