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THE ONLYflRRANTON PAPER RECEIVING THE COMPLETE TELEGRAPHIC NEWS SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SCRANTON, PA., MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 1, 1900.
H r A '
Bulk of Troops
General Linovitch Asa
ts That St.
Statement That All
Adopt Same Policy-
ers Are to
Pekin to Visit Nan
sians Have Invi wjl
nii i j. lt -r, III
xiiyut ot me '"ho
(Copj right, 1900 The .to,
lui, Sent. 27,
Pekin, Sept. 2.-, vln (ol
via Shanghai, Sept. 3tiu
enco of generals toaw
nounced the Immoc '
from Pekin nf the 1
j(nn -rir,rta htii! flirt -till'
on. lie will
...,. L .!.. fl'H
id the lega
4lnn txlll 4-nlfn... n C'
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will remain a mi.etIK.,
ee or aoout
z.cuu to represent ram;
General Linovitch ass.c
dispatch from St. Peter?
mlttlng the order to wit
tained a statement that al
'were adopting the same
other generals replied th
received no orders of thu
German and Japanese
operating to tne southwa
Imperial deer park.
Sir Alfred Gazeleee, flip
mander, hns prone to TleiV
sin, to in-'
spect the British troops tl
Friction between the
Russians over the ralhv
each party seizins and
tions. The repair is wis-
the complc ion of the
hi. PetersUui g, Sent. 3
ing dispatch, dated Pel
'.:", has been received fro
the Russian minister to
"In accordance with 01
highest quarters, I air
h from the
Tien Twin, with the wl-.ol
Mr. Rockhill Leav
Pekin, Sept. 20. Mr. AillIam AVood-
ville Rockhill, special cimknissioner of
the United States, IcftkPfckln with a
cavalry escort today for iien Tsln. He
will visit Nankin and th
ley, examine affairs th
une vicetoys to mc
throne, urging the retu
of the court
Shanghai, Sent. 2!)..
have invested Mukden,
pltal of the
province of Liao Tung
Sir Krnest Mason Sat
pointed British minlst
io China In
succession to Sir Claudil
has arrived here on his
iy to Pekin.
Wimp Wen Rlinn nfl
lent of ,the
board of revenue, who aelBnpanled the
empress aim emperor IMlieir Illght
xrom 1'ekln, says, in a
mere, that their maji
great hardships, havlni
looil for thrqe days. Ti
had to ride
on camels and were aim
I deserted by
l was being
their followers. As
' .through which they trav
devastated by Tung Fu II
they were unable to obtal
Barie and they saved no
TOKENS QF RES1ECT
Edicts Are Issued Dirt
1 That Fu
. neral Honors Be Paid!
' to the Murdered Mil
By Exclusle Who from The Assoc'
London, Oct. 1, 3.30 u, m
number of imperial edicts wl"
Into still worso confusion th
cated Chinese situation, the
in today's news to arrest
From Shanghai comes an un
report that the allies have seized Shan
All the news with regard to the ediuts
emanate from Shanghai, According to
these advices, in addition taBe edicts
ordering Grand Councillor
to offer oblations before th
Buron Von Ketteler and th
rectlng that LI Hung Clmi
plan be followed In regaul t
ishment of the princes and 1
ters of state lesponsllile for
foreign outrages unci the dei
Ing that funeral honors be .
kin and Toklo to thu lomalii
yama Aklrlra, the niurdeiei;
Jor of the Japanese legation.
Kwang Su has addi eased tu
tera to the czar and mikado
his request for the aid in
negotiations. Various onlnloi
pressed as to the Importune
edicts. The Shanghai eon-esp.
the Morning Post says;
"Tim 'severe punishment'
junpurur -ivwung rsu will oniv
money lino. Theie are iraci
Jlung Chang's hand, under
influence, Jn the edicts."
On the other hand, the
Shanghai correspondent jenuv
"Tho empress regent now
the true nature or tho erls
eonrfulting the emperor, sho si
me court dignitaries, and, on
sembllnu, whllo she remalm
the emperor, in a loud voice.
a tirade, lasting a couple ci
atvolnaf (tin ........ In.. niA.J
against tho courtiers. Tlnyl
angry voice, he dlsuclsse'J
this the deere-wal lasu ."
While these hUyepromulstttl
ever, feverish war preparations are
still reported from Shanghai, nnd new
appointments have been made to tha
Chinese army and navy,
"The Chinese Offlelat Gazette has re
sumed publication,!' says the Pekin
correspondent of the Morning: Post,
wiring September 24, "and contains an
order directing the Pekin oulclals to
follow the court, unless tUclr duties
here prevent them from leaving.
"British looting continues, nnd dally
auctions arc held at the legntlon. This
Is likely to last all winter. Members of
the, nobility nre the heaviest loser.,i
Prince Chlng in particular."
First Session, of the National Asso
ciation of Democratic Clubs Will
Be Held on Wednesday.
By Kclusiio Wire from The Associated Prow.
.Indianapolis, Ind Sept. 30. Lewis G.
Stevenson, western representative of
the National association of Democratic
clubs, and National Secretary Imhsen
have arrived for the national conven
tion this week. The first session will
be held Wednesday morning In Tom
llnson hall, and three sessions a day
will be held, the closing meeting to bo
held Thuisday night. Wednesday night
will occur the parade, In which it Is
estimated 20,000 men will march. Es
timates on the crowd are as hlch as
50,000. National President Hearst will
arrive tomorrow night.
The following speakers have notified
the committee yhnt they will be theie:
William J. Bryan, Adini E. Stevenson,
Bourke Cockran, of New York city;
Slgmund Zeisler, of Chicago; Dr. Seen
er, of New York; Patrick O'Ferrell, of
Washington. D. c.; William Sulzer, of
New York; James K. Jones, chairman
of the Democratic national committee,
George Raines, of New York; Bpnton
McMlllin, governor of Tennessee; Lew
is G. Stevenson, of Illinois; Augustus
Thomas, of New York; M. L. Lock
wood, of Pennsylvania; P. E. Lowe, of
New York; Georgp H. McClellan, of
New York; .Tames L. Clayden, of Tex
as; James Hamilton Lewis, of Wash
ington, and Antonio Zuoca, of New
t 'Mayor Taggart will welcome the del
egates Wednesday morning and Presi
dent Hc.irht will respond. Arrange
ments for entertaining the crowd have
been completed and thete will be no
Mr. Bryan will address the conven
tion Wednesday afternoon, as now nr
uinged, although this may lie changed
on the arrival nf Mr. Hearst. National
Secretary Ihmsen said today:
"By election day we hope to have
from 12,000 to 14,000 clubs enrolled In
the association. The present member
ship of tho organization includes Ham
ilton county, O., with a total member
ship of 21,000; the Cook county Democ
racy, of Illinois, with a membership of
1)0,000; the Commercial Travelers' and
Hotel Men's Antl-Tiust league, with a
membership of 60,000. This league has
been em oiling member, for the past
twelve monthc. In Maiyland there are
two organizations with a memberbhip
of 3,500 each."
COBBETT WILL NOT TALK.
The Pugilist Gives the Reporters but
By i:clnsic Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, Sept, 30. James J. Cor
bett returned from Europe today on
the Campania. The only one who met
him at Quarantine was his legal rep
resentative, Emanuel Friend, and he
nnd the fighter held a conference while
the ship was groping her way to her
dock through the fog.
The gang plank of the Campania had
hardly been put out when the tall form
of Corbett appeared. Ho looked well,
and was dressed in a long brown
mackintosh and wore a brown derby.
He carried a hat box, which appeared
to be his only piece of baggage, for
this was passed by the custom houe
officer without causing him any delay.
and ne was then hurried off the pier
by Mr. Friend and John Consldlne and
another friend. The last two were on
the dock to welcome him. As he was
leaving the pier, Mr. Corbett said hur
riedly to the reporters:
"I have come back to meet any
charges which may be made against
me. That Is all I have got to say and
that Is all I am going to say."
In answer to a lequest for a state
ment later, Corbett snld:
"You can come up to my place If you
want to, but It will do no good. I'm
not going to say a thing. And even If
any otfe meets me later, I'm not going
Mr. Friend Interrupted to say that
ho wasgolng to do all the necessary
talking. Ooibctt was asked us to th
alleged cioukedness in his light with
McCoy, his domestic tumbles, etc., and
to these, as to other nuest ion, ho le
fused to leply. As hl cawlngK was
about tu dilve awuy ho was asked:
"Do you cute to speuk about your
lepoited trouble with Georgo Consi
dlneV" Coibett replied: "Well, wo did but
you know how it Is I'm not milng to
tulk now. It's ull ilKht. George nnd I
uiv f i lends now,"
Then the door was closed, nnd they
drovo to Corhett's pluce,
It Is believed that ull differences bn
twoon Coibett nnd Ills wife have been
settled. Husband and wife dined to
gether at u lestauiant and later ap
peared ut u place of umusement, It Is
now said thut Mrs. Corbett will not
ptess the dlvmcoHUlt which tho threat
ened to In lug,
. . -
MR, HAY ON DUTY,
lly livcliHltu Whc fiom The Assochlcd I'kw.
Washlmrlon, Keiit. 10. Secretary uf Mule llav
retiiiiu'il todjy fiom hU summer vacation In Now
llaiiUtthlrc, ninl tomoriow will occupy hij (!csl;
ul the itato ilerurtment. Man reports had Sec
uljry 11 ay tetiously III.
X.OBD EOBERTS PROMOTED,
'Pj- Kclmlvo Wlie fiom The Associated lrcn,
jinitSi), 'it. 30. -It ii offlcklly announced
thiif l.oril ItulierW lu born appointed lom-nuiMter-liMliKI
of the Uiltlh army.
Aguinaldo's Former Sec
retary Prepared to De
liver Lectures Here,
TO GIVE FILIPINOS' SIDB
He Is Said to Have Come Upon the
Invitation of Plske "Warren and
Expects to Explain to the People
the Filipinos Side of the Question.
Will 'Begin the Campaign of Edu
cation at Boston and Endeavor to
Show That His Countrymen Are
Prepared to Govern Themselves.
By Inclusive Wlr fiom The Associated Piesa.
New York, Sept. 30. Sexto Lopez,
formerly secretary and confidant of
General Agulnaldo, arrived today on
the steamship Campania. Lopez Is
said to have come at the invitation of
Fiske Warren and he experts to ex
plain to the people the Filipinos' side
of their light with this country.
Lopez Is small with a yellow complex
ion and straight black hair. His sec
retary, who says that he has known
Lopez for eight years, Is a colonial
from Brisbane, Queensland and de
scribes himself as a Britisher from
head to foot. At the dock there was
only one man to meet him, a small,
sandy-haired man, who was addressed
as Mr. George, but to reporters refused
to give his name. He secured the Fili
pino and together they began a hunt
of the dock for Flake Warren, who
finally made his appearance and the
party went to the Imperial Hotel.
While coming up from ciuurnntlnc,
Lopez gave out the following signed
"My object in visiting the United
States is not to Interfere in American
politics, but solely to tell the American
people what the Filipinos desire In ref
erence to the future government of our
country. It has been said that my com
ing to America was in the In teres t of
certain persons and parties. We, as
Filipinos, know no parties In the Uni
ted States. We have only one desire,
viz.: To seek justice for our country.
"Those who desire to give us Justice
will no doubt be glad to know the
wants and conditions of the Philip
pines. All we want is peace with honor
to both parties and I hope, to be able
to show that the conditions of our
country are such as to lit us for tho
maintenance of that independence."
At the hotel ho added to the state
ment the following:
"The only additional matter to which
I need refer is the publication of my
book on tho Philippines. It is chielly
a reply to Commissioner Schurmann's
report and will contain views of tho
Philippines, on past and present events,
with notes on history and ethnography
of the people."
Mr. Warren, Lopez and his secretary
left at 3 o'clock In the afternoon for
Two Passengers Killed and a Dozen
or More Are Injured.
By Kvliiihe Wire from Tho s3oduteil Ppsi.
Guthrie, O. T Sept. 30. The north
bound through passenger train for
Kansas City, due he.-e at 4.40 a. m.,
was wrecked at Waterloo, a flag sta
tion fifteen miles south of Guthrie,
tonight and two passengers weie killed
and a dozen more or less Injured,
The train left Oklahoma City forty-
five minutes late and was running
forty-five miles an hour and Engi
neer Italn felt n Jai and found tho
ienr truck of the tend?" broken. He
reversed the lover and attempted to
Htnp 'the train. In a few seconds the
Uigguge and express and mall cars
were off the track and n moment later
the smoker wns forced into tho air
by the momentum of thu train be
hind, toppled over and tinned up
side down with a crash. Tho day
eoiieh followed, left the track par
tially and then tho whole tialu came
to a standstill. Evoiybody in the
smoker wns more or less hurt. Thomas
Mayer, n hardware traveling man
from Oklahoma City, was thrown to
the toot with terrific force and his
skull was fractured. Ho struck the
lamp and his head and face were fear
fully cut. Ho was killed Instantly.
Edmund Rook, a cattleman from Jo
nah, Texas, wns hurled half way this
length of the ear, and after being tak
en out started to walk, but fell over
and died In n few minutes from In
DOWIE ELDERS DEPORTED.
Moodey and Xoblaw Are Again
Driven from Mansfield.
Uy llfclushit W'litf fiom Tho AmwIuIciI I'n
lt.nii.hYld, 0 .Sent. :Su.V. II. Jloodey and
Mark A. I.oliljn, l)m,le lideiii of ( hkagu, ui
I hitl lieie todjy, hut wr piouiplly ilepuileil
by tho illy utitlioillh'. Moutley was icnt uwjy
rally In the inouilii,- anil cum' luck ltli l.iih
liw, 'tVu eldem ulm nrrhed utic not permitted
to aliu'ht fumi ihc Jiuln.
SpeiUl piraiiitloii-t who tJken hy (ho police
to vrc cnt intiuncc.
WILL CARRY BITUMINOUS.
Py Exclusive Wire fiom Tho Associated lre.
Itcadli'if, Sept, SO. Jor the Hrst tlhie in jitfw,
piactUally no coal will o uur tho Heading
jallivjy tomorrow for tMcuotir. Jvverj llilnjf aj
lite mini wm cleaned today, and tomorrow's
pioduct ttlll not he. tent out until early Tueoday
inoiiilii, '(lie company h prcpailmr for extra
ordinary licav) vl'ipnii'ntu 1 hituniinuik rual to
tltfeuikr ,liom Wot Vhgltila, li Itcudiu;
CARNEGIE IS "
No Truth in Rumor That Ho Would
Support Bryan A tetter from.
Uy KrihnUc Wire from llic Associated I'rcv.
Pittsburg, Sept. 30. Andrew Carne
gie, whoso recent utterances had given
ground for the supposition that he
might favor Bryan for president, llatly
Mr. Carnegie, In an nrtlclc for the
contradicted this Idea In his latest de
llvprnnce on the presidential situation.
North American Hevlow, which be
came public todny, firmly declares that
tho re-election of Mr. MoKlnley means
the salvation of the nation from the
portentous perils which would threaten
It In case Bryan nnd his associates
were placed in power.
Boston, Sept. 00. The following open
letter has bceen issued by Ervlng
Winslow, secretary of the Antl-Im-perlallsl
To Andrew Carncclc, SMho Cnnlo, Ardgag, Scot-
Hear Sir: Thoiuh uo cannot slnre jour f.iltti
tli.it the ltcpubllian pnty mid lr. MiKinlry
aio the Instruments by uhhh tho policy nf im
perialism nnd mtlitamm which they liHtltutcd,
and to which they mo jnleiiinlv committed, N
HI dy to ho irtruhrown, 'c mint icspecl tha
sincirily ol our comicllnm. If cur efforts
should fall to rlcrt Mr. Ihj.in, who is pltdgcil
to irmoic the ulcKul anil fatal ioinc which
you still join with us In condemning (and wlilili
jnur geniioiiiy ha laiptely helped tu in teach
Ine; tho people to understand), we lcllcc tint
only llic most jealous continumcc of our cltoits
can defeat tho vxpicvcil Intention of the 1tepiil
llcan pirty to conceit thu upubllc Into an cm
pile. In the new dcp.uturp of ilia anti-impciial-lit
Iragiic which nill then lie iniui"ihatcl in
stitntP'l and in its uideacor tn atrcct coiikicss
and public sentiment wp shall icly upon jour
sjinpjthy nnd eo-operation to compass the taj-
nt Ion uf republican primlplcs, if It apparels
n-c arc confldent thai it will, that it can only
he attained throuah redoubled labors Inopposi
tlon to the Republican pirly nnd .iduiiiiistr.il Ion,
If relumed tn power they will consider tlicm
Fehcsi c'lclorhcel In tliclr ncfatioiis attempt to
bcluy the lihjrtles ot the people, llioufth the
task will be a hirdcr one than though it were
nccoiupllslicd by the obvious means ntloidcd in
the comlntr election. It shall be accomplished
if Ooil still relcrns in tpitc of the government
(Signed) i:rine Win-,low.
The Tammany Chief Sees No Reason
Why the Ice Trust Should Bo
Made a National Issue.
By K.elusie Wire frnm llic Associated Picsj.
New York, Sept. 30. The "World to
morrow will say:
Mayor Van "Wyelc's answer to the
charges ot violating1 the law by In
vesing In the securities of the Ameri
can Ice Trust will be In tho hands ot
Attorney General Duvlss at Albany to
day. The additional time allowed the
mayor to answer expired yesterday,
but according to the paper he got a
day's grace, on account of tho date
falling on Sunday.
Owing to the absence of Oovernor
Iloosevelt from the city, the answer of
the mayor will be turned over to At
torney General Davles. Governor
Roosevelt directed that this be done
before leaving tho state, notwith
standing the fact that Lieutenant-Gov
ernor Woodruff is acting governor nnd
Is empowered to act upon all state
Attorney Davies will not take any
action on Mayor Van AVyeks answer
until Governor Roosevelt returns nnd
sees fit to net. The law seta no limit
upon the time In which the governor
must take up tho changes.
Richard Croker today devoted some
time to rending the telegraph report
of the speeech Governor "Roosevelt
mndo last night at Kansas City, in.
which tho governor attacked the New-
York Ice trust and mentioned Mr.
Croker nnd other New York city Dem
ocrats by name as being Inteiested In
it. After reading the speech, Mr.
.They must he very bird piesscd indeed, for
fntiivlliln,; ti talk about, when they attempt to
mal.u me, oi' my connection with the ice bust
a national iisiie, I bought Mock in thu Amen.
i.iii lie cump.iuj (or tin; Mine leasuu Hi it I
bace bought other stocks because I thought It a
good Imostnicnt, I haie been bujing and bell
ing stocU lei ji us and expect to lonlinuo do.
Ing m. Anil nil) does liooscvi.lt miln- me and
olb-r lleniocrats who were inleieMed In t lie
company the taigct ill whom his cxplctiu-s and
iteniuict itlons are IculloW Why doei not he
attack the Republicans who weie Interested In
tlin Ice tiustv 'i'hn ollkers ami illiriion, of the
ice tui-t mill in my of the stocliholdcis, .lie He
publicans and pcisonal filcmls of Hoo,cult. In
fait the .ue the my turn who weie lopnml
hie for the nomlnilloii md clectlnii of Itonv.
M'H ns goveinor and for Ills nomlnalioii as Uce
Why iloen'l he atl.uk bis fi lends who ci cated
ami maintained (bo leol trust and who alone
weie icspoivlbli! for the! .uhanco liixlhe )ui.-c
ot Ice? W'liy dies he li.np cm the ue tlu-,1
anjhow-? As Mr, Ilijan tajs the be (iut Ii
piuely n local atl.iir and is not a nation u ivuc
at all, Tho Demo i.it aip uigagcd in a bitter
mill iclciitlobs wnf.ua .ig,iiut till tiuts, but it
cuius that ltoaii'icli can ue no haim In any
hio (he icii (nisi,
HAS AGAIN BEEN CHANGED.
Dy liulusUe Who fiom The Asocatci Profs.
Xiw Veil., Sip't, ui. Sunlor .V, I), hontt .n
lDumul tonight lint (loiciunr liooscull' iljii
eiiiiy lias ngilii bun changed, The i;uernoi
will he in Wct Vliginla uu (lit, IS and pi, and
In M.uj.ilml on Oct. Al, in, lc.nl of the i-, 'JO
and tat, as pieiloiiily announced,
KILLED STRIiaNGA MATCH,
Py r:rlibhi' Whc fiom Thu ,ioljted !'rcs,s,
llitlilehiiu, li fept, 30. Striking a match to
light 1 clgnictte -caused Louis Kicsgc's dealb
lint night, 'the Die iilartu wiles b.i.l, thiougli
ttccldint, become (losaeil with n licit lly cluigcd
eilectriu light wire, ami Krctgu on Mrlklug :i
match on the metal alaim box ii'ic-lMil a
Miock whtili killed lilm iiutuntly. lie was '.'1
NEW JAPANESE CABINET.
lly Kxclitohc Wire from llie Associated Tress.
Yokohama, Sept, Ml. The Mikado linn sum
moned MaiepiU ltd to loi ni it cabinet, cm tha
rolgiiat ion of the amazata mlnlstiy. When
cntiustlng thu task to the new pieinlcr Ids ma
City eaid that at affair u China wcio entering
upon tne diplomatic tiigv, tho presence of liar-
ijuu no ai me, neaj oi iuv government was ncc.
Notices of a Ten Per Cent.
Advance in Wages
PLACARDS OF STRIKERS
Miners Are Warned to Pay No At
tention to the Offers of the Reading
Railroad Company, and Refrain
from Working Until Ordered to Bo
so by President Mitchell, of the
the United Mine Workers The
Leader of the Strikers States That
the Operators Will Wish They Had
Considered Him When Making an
Offer to the Miners The Situation
Throughout the Valley.
lly i;ehilvo Wire fiom The Associated Prow.
Philadelphia, Sept. 30. Thp follow
ing notice, bearing date of October 1,
was posted today in the vicinity ot
all the collleiies of the Philadelphia
and Reading Con! and Tron company
In tho anthracite region:
Philadelphia and Reading Coal
and Iron Co., Oct. 1, 1900.
This comply will pay an ad
vance of ten per cent, on the
wages of all men and boys em
ployed at its collieries. This ad
vance takes effect today.
(Signed) R. C. Luther,
JJi'iie.ith this notice another was
posted, which reads as follows:
"Fellow mine Workers. United
Mine Vorkers of America:
"Do not pay any attention to
this notice posted by Mr. Lu
ther, of tho Philadelphia and
Reading Coal and Iron company,
hut wtit until you Hear from
President Mitchell, of the United
Mine Workers of America, or un
til you have decided by your own
locals what is right for you to
do. (Signed) "C. B. Potter."
President Mitchell's Opinion.
Mr. Potter Is an ofllcor in the dis
trict branch of the Jtlne AVoikers of
Tho regul.tr Reading company ad
vance for the last half of September
and the Hist half of October had been
previously fixed at six per cent, above
the $2.30 basis. The scale for the pre
ceding thirty clays was at the $2.50
basii. The advance of ten per cent,
offered in the posted notice by the
Reading company Is sctarate and dis
tinct fiom the natural scale increase
and hence the total increase to tho
miners would bo sixteen per cent.
Ilazleton, Sept. SO. The posting by
the Philadelphia and Reading Coal
and Iron company of a notice granting
an increase of ten per cent, to all the
employes of Its thirty-nine collieries
In the Schuylkill valley did not cause
any apparent commotion nt the head
quarters if the United Mine Workers
here todny, President Mitchell did not
know of the notice of the Reading
company until informed of it by a
'reporter for the Associated Press. He
did not express the least surprise. Tie
retused to dlicuss the advance, but
It Is understood that he know the 'ten
per cent, Increase would be made and
was anxious to see In what manner
the Information would be conveyed
to the men.
The action of the Rending company
In directly notifying Its men through
posters strongly Indicates that tho
operators will not recede fiom their
position of refusal to iccognlze the
"What President Mitchell's first move
will be, in view of this now phase of
the situation, Is not known. "The
operators are evidently not taking me
into consideration," he mid, "but Ihey
will wish they bed," Discussing the
question of a compromise, the presi
dent said it would depend upon cir
cumstances whether a compromise
would b9 considered. When asked If
the amount of tho incienso would bo
one of tho chcumstnnces, ho said It
would ho a consideration.
There Is considerable speculation to
night as to whether the posting uf the
notices will cause a break In the strlk
eis' innks. It Is piedlctt'd that If till."
does happen It would mean the end of
tho strike In a very short time. The
labor leaders again reltorated toultrlit
that there would bo no break, and that
thu stilla-is urn under perfect contiol,
President Mitchell Mild ho did nut or
der the mine workers' notice to be
placed along with that of the Reading
company, hut he tlieiUKlit.lt was done
us a lehtilt of his warning to the
st i liters 1'ist week to thu elfeet that
they .should not k back to wink until
ordeied to do t-o by the union ollleliils.
J Jut the stilkers, he sulil, probably
choso the poster scheme us one of the
methods of keeping the men In line.
Mass Meeting at Freelnnd.
Tho usuul Habbath quiet piuvalled
thuNishout till Lehigh Valley today.
A big mass meeting was held at Free
land, which wab nddiessed by Piesl
dent Mitchell and National Committee
man Ditcher. At Lansfaul, In tho
Panther Creek valley, tonight a .mass
meeting wus held., which was juldresesd
by National Committeeman Nenjamln
James. The stilkers uro pinking it
strong effort to get all the men, about
2,000, now working In tho Panther'
C-eek valley tOfqult, Tonight slv om
nibus loads of McAdoo strikers went
to that valley ruul attended tho meet-
g. U- is rermflMiLjLfHyjUier o
Till: NEWS THIS M0KNINU
Weather Indications Today,'
1 Oencral Iteaillnff Company l'osli a Xotlce
of Alliance In Wanes.
How the Local Cemp.ny Will Xollfy Their
Miners of mi Alliance.
AkiiIii.iIiIo's Secretary hi New Yoik,
Itu!stans I.cavo l'ckiii.
2 Local Close ol The Tilbtmo's lliliicatlonal
Thrlllli'g Nairatlcn of the l'ekln SIcrc.
I! flnier.il .Voitliea-tein l'ciinjhanla News.
r, (Viral Spoiling Xeus anil Comment.
Ills Life Work (Stoiy).
C Local-Trial List for first Week ol October
Siimoii by Itev. Dr. C. SI. tllilin.
7 Loral Mention of Some Men of the Hour.
3 Local Vest Scranlon ami hnbiuban.
0 ltounil Aboul the County.
10 ' (iclieial Llic N'ens of the lneluslrl.il World.
morning for the puiposo of Inducing
the non-strikers to leave the mines.
General Gobin and Sheriff Toole have
been asked for protection by the com
panies operating the mines.
WILL NOT WORK
They Have Decided to Abide by the
Decision of the Mine Workers.
Twelfth Ordered Home.
By Ltcliishc Wire fiom ThcTXisociatcil 1'1C33.
Shennndoah, Pa., Sept.'.IO. Typewrit
ten notices dated Oct. 1, bearing the
signature of R. C. Luther, superintend
ent of the Reading Coal and Iron com
pany, were today posted In this town,
at Mahanoy City and other places In
the vicinity. It reads as follows:
"This company will pay an increase
of 10 per cent, on the wages of all
men and boys employed about its col
lieries. This advance will take effect
Upon reading the notice Organizer
George Harris, whose headquarters are
at Mahanoy City, Issued Instructions
to the presidents of local branches of
the United Mine Workers to warn the
strikers against returning to work un
til so ordered by the officials of the
union. Placards were accordingly
tacked up through the district notify
ing the mine workers to remain away
from the collieries until President
Mitchell should order them to return
to work or until the local branches of
the union should take concerted action.
Mr. Harris said the Reading company's
proposition was not acceptable, be
cause the men Insist on tho abolition
of the sliding scale, I. e., the $2.50 basis.
'Sphey also demand a guarantee that
the Increase In wages shall bopermnn
ent. General Gobin today ordered the
Twelfth regiment home and the sol
diers will leave here on u speelul train
over the Philadelphia and Reading rail
road at S o'clock tomorrow. There was
a parade of all the troop, hcie toduy,
reviewed by General Gobin. The town
was full of visitors.
It is stated that since tho English
speaking branch of the United Mine
Workers was organized here Iasteek
J.'O additional members have been en
rolled, Meetings of mine workers were held
In various sections of this district to
night and the Reading company's no
tice was discussed. The meeting of
the foreign employes in this town was
addresses by C. S. Pottler, president of
the local branch of the United Mine
Workers here, and a national organ
ler. After the meeting Mr. Potter
said tho strikers in this vicinity
were unanimous In their Intention to
nbldo by the instructions of the na
tional board of tho United Mine Work
ers. Reports from Mahanoy City and
other points In tho Schuylkill region
Indicate that the same sentiment ex
ists throughout tha legion. Organizer
Potter said tonight that 110 mine em
ployes at Lost Creek last night joined
the union and about the same number
added tlieir names to the roll nt to
night's meeting here,
Mine Superintendents Decline to
lly i:elusle Wlro from Tho Assoclatul Pies3.
Wilkes-none, Sept. 30, Tho mlno
supevIntendentH who at;t;eded the con
fcionco in this city last night, de
clined to say anything itirtlior today as
to the,, proceedings. Ono superintend
ent haul there was en nigh of talk all
week and I hat the Sabbath ought to
bo allowed to go by without injecting
worldly nlfatrs Into It.
Tho day was very (pilot nt stiiko
headquarters. Tho leaders remained
at their homes. Those who visited the
mooting place said they had heaid
nothing from the national oxecullvo
iilllcis nbout tho holding of n con
vention of miners In this city to pass
upon a new scale of wnges which the
upeiiitois may submit.
President Mitchell will visit Wilkes
Iluri'e on Tuesday and an elaborate
programme has been prepared for his
leceptlon. The mass meeting will be
held at West Side park and Mr. Mit
chell will be the principal speaker,
At St. John's church, Plttston, this
morning, Rov, Father Garvey, the pas.
tor, administered the temperance
pledge to 1,300 members of his con
gregation who are engaged In tho
strike. Tho pledge holds good as long
us the strike lasts.
At Holy Saviour church In this city,
Rev. C'urran, the pastor, adminis
tered the temperance pledge to S00
men who ate strikers. In his ser
mon, Father Curran advised tho men
to keep up their good record and do
Continued on I'jso 3. J
OFFER OF THE
Ten Per Cent. Increase in
Wages and an Agree
ment to Arbitrate.
IS TO BB GIVEN TOMORROW
Notices Will Bo Posted by Each Op
erntor Announcing to His Men
That He Will Grant Them an In
crease in Wages of Ten Per Cent,
on tho Present Scale and That He
Will Arbitrate with His Employes
any Grievances They May Present.
Strong Likelihood of the Proposi
tion Being Accepted as It Leaves a
Means of the Mine Workers' Union
Regulating the Separate Arbitra
tions. i ,,
Here Is the plan for settling tKo
strike, as contemplated in the move
ment Inaugurated by Senator Hanna:,
Tomorrow morning at every colliery
in the whole anthracite district there
will be posted a notice to the effect
that the company will grant Its em
ployes an increase of wages of ten
per cent, over the present scale, ef
fective October 1, 1900, and that the
company pledges itself to arbitiAte
any grievances which its employes
may present. t
Immediately upon the publication'.
of this announcement the TJnited
Mine Workers will call u convention
to be attended by delegates of all
the local unions, to pass upon .the
The offer, it is expected, -will be
accepted, but the delegates will agree
on a uniform plan of action regard
ing the arbitration of the other griev
ances, so that they will obtain the
equivalent of the proposition of-Pres-
ident Mitchell that all the operators
and all the employes meet at the
same place, on the same day, though
in separate halls.
The arbitration of the grievances,
other thon wages, will be carried on
by each companies' employes and tho
result reported back to another con
vention. If everything is then found satis
factory, the strike wil be declared off.
This plan will effect what the United
Mine AVorkers' officers desire, yet will
not dlieetly recognize their union, ono
thing which tho operators wish to
The miners will all the time act as
membei.s of tho union, except when
dealing with tho operators. The latter
at no time in . tho negotiations are
obliged to know tho United Mlnci
Workers organization. If the United'
Mine Workers do not recede from the
position taken by President Mitchell
that tho union wns perfectly satisfied
to stand aside and let the operators
and their men come to a settlement,
this plan ought to carry effectively
and a speedy termination of the strike
What the miners' sentiments in the
matter are can be Judged from the
subjoined statement, Issued by tho ex
ecutive board of District No. 1 Satur
day night, upon the return of District
Piesldent T. D. Nichols from a con
ference with National President John
Mitchell, In Ilazleton:
To (lie General Public:
llic rMxiitlto board of Pislilct No. 1, United
Mine Workers of America luilnir teen the ie
ports in the public; picvi that the coal combine
hail decided to give an advance of 10 per cent,
in wjkc.h on nil vvoik, and withes to settle tha
.stiiko on Hint basis desire to state that Wo have
not received any proposition whatever, and warn
nil Jline Woi Iters against leturnliiff to work un
til r any conditions which may he offered, unless
such action bu decided In a convention of all
antlnaclle nilnii. ,'
Our opinion, in case such an advirfe ;be of
fiiatl.'uYUliiit it will not bo hulrlclcnt to e-M'the
strike, an the advance cannot bo cotliputcl on
all work In Hie district, because there ;ls tot
a (Ucil pike on eac.li Kind of work, tho jirlca
belli;: fixed by the mine foreman after the work
has been done, We demand ,i fWed'nricc on all
Kinds of vvoik upon which an .vanco may bo
llgurcd, otherwise the miner would lose the ad
vai'co. on about' one-clRlith of Ids work. .
Wo also feel that we cannot consistently bu
nsltdl to withdraw our dcminik for the fulfill,
ment of tho law of Pcnnsjlvanla, that we bo
p.iM H'liil-inonthly and hive the right to buy
our powder whete we with or have the price
icdiiceel to k.W per keg, which will (,'ivo the
companies SO or do per cent, per week on their
We also ask thai the law be compiled with,
In lliat all coal be weighed at the Jeiral iat
ot i.'HD pounds tn the ton, and that we bu rep.
ii'Miitcil In eicli Healer by a i heck welcrlinuri
tn ice Hint we pet coricct wclRht, and that the)
ilocl. me for icfuso be Ju-,1,
lit (act, the diversity ol (onditloiuAvlilch wa
cover in our h.iIc mid the intricacies of tho
various questions ut lue make It an Impossl.
blllty In bcdlc the vcod questions except by a
Joint confidence of luineis and operators or by
a bond of jililtuitnirt, who shall iceclre fact
ii ml evidence fiom tho lulnirs and operators am
deiide on the lneiits ol l.uii grievance.
Trusting that we will continue tn be sus-
IC'ontlnued on I'aeje 7.1
Washington, Sept. 30. forecast for
Monday and Tuoclayt Eastern Pennsyl
vania ficnerally fair Mcnd4y uu) Tues
day; lijht to flesh northeast to east
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