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MR. HANNA ON
Imperialism Is a Bugaboo
Intended to Deceive
HOT SHOT FOR CROKER
,He Calls Attention to tho Imperial
Edicts Issued by Tammany's King.
Policies of the Democratic Cam
paign Dictated by the Man Who
Refused to Allow Competing Com
panies to Land Ice in New York
City on Territory Controlled by
the Host Obnoxious Trust in Ex
istence Bryan's Friendship for the
By Exoluslvo Wire from The Associated Trou.
Chicago, Oct. 2. Senntor Hanna,
chairman of the Republican national
committee, today made his first ad
dress in Chicago since his return from
New York. He spoke at a noon meet
ing of commercial men and retail sales
men. Tho large hull where he spoke
was filled, not a few women being In
Senator Hanna said the only man ho
knew who "approximated an emperor"
was Richard Croker. He charged Mr.
Croker with fostering the Interests of
tho li'e trust, and declared that the lee
combination Is n trust, if there Is such
a thing as u. triiht. He said little about
"Imperialism," asserting that it Is a
false issue and "a bugaboo."
Senator Hanna spoke in part as fol
lows: 'I here is foul one isiiic only one the isiie uf
pm-pciily and tho contimiithn of il. The i.sue
today is just what it was in ispil, only mole w.
The question is ilo tlio Auiciican vpenplu want
its u foundation for their interest feound money
and protection to Atuciican intciosts .nul Atucit.
I do not want to fnlk about impeii.iINin, my
friend That it placet! mil. It is .1 bugaboo.
It was intituled to be .1 bugaboo. It was in
tended to deceive the American people. It is
an iniposiiblo isiue. It is .1 fruud. it is a hinn
bupr to talk about the Amciican people umiIv
iiiK themselves into an empire or that a nun
with th reputation, with the chaiatlcr and
ability of William McKinley would be an em
peror. Theic was n conference in Chicago leccutly
of all the head chiefs of the opposition and
the New YoiK people arc anxiously w iitlnpr to
Know what will be tin issue when Mr. Hiyim
comes cast, lie ban been .summoned there by his
emperor, Dick Croker, and he will lie told that
he mint not talk fice dlwr in New Yolk. I
have seen in the Micvvopapcis iinel I bdicve
cery word of it, strange to say, that llicie was
H deal mado tint puts Mr. Ooker above een
Jlr. Bo an as far as power is concerned in this
campaign, and I waul to know of our western
fliends, Jiemocr.tlii! or ltepubllcan, win I Ik r they
propose in iew of the piesent condition of at
fain, in our country to follow any man wlio Is
dictated to from Tunimiuy Hill. Kver.ibody
knows what polities is in JJrvv Ymk. llvety
body knows the power of one man in the lank
of the Democratic politicians in Xew York, ami
if there is anything npptoaehing imperialism 111
thiH cnujitiy, it is tho power of the hos of
Tammany. It was under bis power that no per.
Hon was permitted in land a pound of iu upon
the doiks of New York without his permission,
nd that permission was givrn to only one com
pany. You hear about trusts. Ihe lie luist of
New York affects every poor man who lives
within tho limit of that pieat city and in the
worst ttust that ever was and it could not be
made efficient unlets, as was the case, the power
ttoverning tho city of New York would not per
mit any other tonipany to land a pound of iie
upon a single dock in 1li.it great city. That U
the motive that governs Ihe men that ate now
dictating the policies in Ibis campaign,
Friendship for Workingman.
Continuing, Mr. Hanna said:
Mr. Prjan t-a.v that he is a filrud of die
tvorleingman. Is he' How do we know it? lias
lie ever proven it? Never. The old N-ue that
made McKinley the hero of (he woil.iiigiinn was
diet turllf, which piotected the vvnrkiiiginmi. The
Issuo was fought for jears and I do not know
of a labor orgauUitioti in Ibis country 01 Uiomi
Ccnneclcel with oiganlatlons, win never they
Minted anything of public legislation or mi
Ihlng to protect their honor 01 interest, that
diet not go to Willi im MiKlnlcy when he was
In eongrchs. They went to him because they
knew they were going to their fiienel, 'llin bill
khlch protected them lend bote his name dining
Its short life was n monument to the friendship
lliat he bears to tho wmking classes of the
It was leproditeed In the Plngley bill with
knuc modifications, but dining Hie iuleiim we
ad an experience of a tariff for levcnne, and
Mr, llrjau wus one of the chief exponents and
Die principal advocate of tint incipitur-, and so
flatcil was he, fo carried away with the sue.
less of tho movement, that he was one of the
ho men who shouldcted little 1II1I.K Wilson and
hrried him around the hall of the liou,e of
cprcsvnlattves on his back. Xo, my fiieuds, no
lemagogucry or subicitiigcs 111 e going to blind
ho cjes of the winking people of the United
Itates. I have been with them and I believe,
h them, and when Mr, lli.v.m chows, that pvei.
aaiety in their interests I'll know- that ho H
lot true to what he says. Ilo simply wants
(our vote. That is all.
fairly Mobbed by a Wildly Eager
t Crowd Who Wished to Shako His
Hand Talk on Trusts.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Pics.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 2. Governor
Roosovelt was accorded a magnificent
demonstration this afternoon by tho
citizens of Lincoln. Along the line of
march from tho station to capital
house square tho btreets, windows and
balconies were filled with cheering peo
ple. In many stieets the crowds were
Co dense as to Impede the passage of
the carriaues and the mounted escort.
Arriving ut capital house bciuure, gov
ernor Roosevelt was conducted to a re-
(Continued on Page 2.J
Forty Chinese Are Killed nnd Four
Germans Wounded Chi Hsln,
Boxer Patron, Captured.
(Cop) right, 1D0O, The Associated 1'ress.)
Pekin, Wednesday, Sept 20, ,vla
Taku, Salurdny, Sept. 29, via Shanghai,
Oct, 2. Tho German column, consist
ing of 1,700 men under General Von
Hoopfner, encountered a smnll Boxer
force south of tho Imperial deer park
yesterday nnd killed forty of tho
Chinese during n light which followed.
TJio Chinese were put to flight nnd
scattered. Pour Germans were wound
ed. Chi Hsln, a member of tho tsung
II yamen, of notorious nntl-forelgn
tendencies and a patron of the Boxers,
has been captured In the Imperial
city by the Japanese. His fate has
not been determined upon.
ANOTHER NEGRO IS
BURNED AT A STAKE
Husband of His Victim Sets Fire to
the Brands Which Seduce Town-
send's Body to Ashes.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Wetumpka, Ala., Oct. 2. Winfleld
Townsend, alias Aloy, a negro, was
burned at the stake in tho little town
of Eclectic, fifteen miles from this
place, a half-hour after midnight this
morning. The crime -with which he
was charged was an attempted assault
upon Mrs. Jennie Harrington, whoso
husband set fire to the brands which
reduced Townsend's body to ashes.
Yesterday afternoon about 1 o'clock the
negro, a nephew of tho negro Floyd,
who was hung in the Wetumpka jail
week before last for attempted assault,
attempted to outrage Mrs. Harrington.
Mr. Harrington was engaged at a cot
ton gin in Kelectic and lives one mile
out of town. The negro came to the
house and told Mrs. Harrington that
her husband had sent him to get
twenty cents from her. She told him
she had no change. Then the negro
loft, but returned In about ten min
utes. The woman's screams were heard
by Bob Nichols, another negro, who
was passing along tho road at the
time. Ho ran to the house in tlmo to
see tho negro escape. As soon as Mrs.
Harrington was brought back to con
sciousness, Nichols gave the alarm.
Tho news spread rapidly. AH the
stores In Eclectic were closed, all th
gins and sawmills shut down: the peo
ple left their wagons in the roads and
their plows In the field nnd gathered
for a pursuit of the negro. The crowd
divided, some scouring the woods near
the scene of the crime and others wont
to the penitentiary for bloodhounds.
The dogs were not brought to the scene
until nearly dark. They were tnken to
where; the negro's tracks disappeared
and an exciting chase ensued. The
dogs stopped finally at a tree in front
of Odlon's store, cm tho outskirts of
the town. The crowd, coming up soon,
discovered the negro sitting on a limb.
Ho was brought down at once and
taken to the scene of his crime. There
he was confronted by his victim, who
positively identified him. Word was
sent to the other searching parties that
the negro had been found, and about 11
o'clock a crowd of several hundred was
In the little village. Tho negro was
then taken to tho edge of the village
and surrounded by tho mob. He shiv
ered with fear. Tho preparations for
death wete eiulckly made. A rope was
Hung over the limb of a big oak and a
hundred stood ready to lend a hand at
Then a halt was cajlcd nnd the man
ner of death dlscusstif by the mob. To
decide tho matter a vote was taken,
and the balloting showed a majority
of the crowd to favor death at the
The stake was prepared and the
negio was bound to it with chains.
I'lne knots were piled about him, and
tho flames woro fired by the husband
of the negro's victim. As they leaped
to the wretch's llesh his wild cry for
mercy nnd help could bo heard for
miles. The crowd looked on deaf to his
cries, and In nn hour the negro was
reduced to ashes.
Townsend, before being bound, con
fessed the crime and said ho was also
Implicated with Alexander Floyd, who
was hung a couple of weeks ugo for
an attempted assault on Miss Knto
Pearson, In tho nttempt at that time.
Ho said he and Floyd had planned for
other crimes of like character, but that
Floyd being bung, put a I top to then'i.
Girl's Head Found in a Bag in Cedar
Lake Thought to Have Been Fearl
Ily Inclusive Who from The Associate"! Press
Chicago, Oct. 2, Sheriff Lawrence,
of Crown Point, Inrt believes that the
head found In Cedar lake Is that of
Pearl Bryan, who was murdered at
Covington, Ky a few years ago, The
head ni mIss Bryan was taken away
In a ijunnysack, like that which en
closed tho ono found In Cedar Lake,
and she woro n plate In her mouth.
Acting on that theory, Sheriff Law
icnco has Instructed his deputy to write
today to the father of Pearl Bryan,
giving u full account of the finding of
tho head and a description of the plate,
The Monon Lino passes through Cov
ington, Ky,, tho scene of the crime;
through Qreoncastle, Inch, the girl's
home, and runs Boyeral miles along the
shore of Cedar lake on Its way to Chi
cago. The bag, with Jts contents, the
sheriff believes, was thrown from a
night train Into the lake.
NICK YOUNG IS ILL.
Dy inclusive Wire fiom The Associated Piess. ;
Uedfcild. I'a . (kt. ? PreuMmt Xlrl.- Voim
of the National league, it confined to hi bed
ut ido .irauuaie nctcJ, liiJlorU Sprlnin.
AS TO CHINA
Will Be Based Upon Prop
ositions by Secre
THE ACCORD OF RUSSIA
Much More Complete Than Was
First Anticipated The Position of
Germany Seems to Have Been Mis
understoodFrance Will Follow
the Example of Russia Prospects
for Settlement of the Chinese Dif
ficulty Without Resort to War
Grow Brighter Daily Minister
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Presi.
Washington, Oct. 2. Favorable news
has reached Washington from the
European chancellories, Indicating that
a complete agreement as to China Is
within sight. Tho agreement will be
on the basis of the propositions laid
down by Secretary Hay in his note of
July 3, and the subsequent notes treat
ing of that subject. The accord of Rus
sia with the United States Is more
complete thun was anticipated at first,
and the reports show that all of tho
European nations probably are placing
themselves In position to take advant
age of the opening made by the United
States, and soon will bo ready to begin
negotiations for a settlement with the
Chinese government. The Kusslans al
ready have given notice of such pur
pose, and while the text of the French
note on this subject, referred to in to
day's press dispatches, has not reached
the state department the officials nre
satisfied that this is correctly leported,
and that France, like Russia, Is ready
to negotiate at once.
As for Germany, cither the position
of that government has been misunder
stod or it has sustained a change of
mind. Possibly tho former Is the case,
but, however that may be, It Is unite
certain that advices which have
reached Washington today that the
German government, upon careful in
spection of the plans of a settlement
projected by the United States, finds
therein nothing inconsistent with the
German aspiration. Therefore it may
be expected that Germany, too, will be
prepared soon to join in this common
movement toward a settlement. It may
be stated that altogether the prospects
of an adjustment of the Chinese diffi
culty without resort to formal war are
very much brighter than they were
one week ago.
The news developments of the day
were few, being confined to a. cable
gram from Mr. Conger, lecltlng the
departure of tho Russian minister and
suite from Pekin, and an authentica
tion by Minister Wu for the edict pro
viding for the punishment of Tuan and
the guilty princes.
HAD FORTUNE WITH HIM
Dead Banker Carried $500,000 in
Government Bonds Apoplexy
Caused the Demise.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Indianapolis, Oct. 2. William V. Wol-
cott, of Boston, died at St. Vincent's
hospital from a stroke of apoplexy sus
tained on a Big Four train yesterday.
Mrs. Wolcott arrived tonight from
Boston, and Miss Camilla S. Wolcott,
his daughter, came In this morning
from St. Louis.
Mr. Wolcott was a native of Onon
daga, N. Y., and located In St. Louis
about thirty years ago. Ho became n
member of tho firm of Wolcott &
Hume, publishers of the Journal and
Times, of St. Louis, nnd later was
president of the St. Louis Car Coupler
Ho owned large Interests In Mlsourl
zinc mines, and at the time of his
death was senior partner in the bank
ing firm of Wolcott & Co., -with ofllces
at 27 State street, Boston, nnd 7 AVall
street, Now York. A search of his of
fects brought to light the fact that ho
carried with him a largo fortune. He
had In his vullso $500,000 in govern
ment bonds and about $2,000 In cash on
TROOPS IN SANTIAGO HEALTHY
Inspector General's Report -
City's Gift to Galveston. -Ily
Exclusive Wire from Tho .Wclatcd Tiesj.
Santiago De Cuba, Oct, 2, Major Mc
Gunnegle, the Inspector general, ac
companied by Mnjor C'nrr, tho chief
medlcul otllcer, and Captain Shelloy,
Inspector of rural police, has returned
from an Inspection of the Department
of tho Enst, Tho troops were found to
bo In a healthful condition, nnd tho
country was in a tranquil state. Abso
lutely no yellow fever cases were dis
covered In the department.
The government is giving special at
tention to tho work of perfecting the
organization of tho rurul police, which
Is an efllclent force. Tho bandits have
been effectually stamped out.
The city council of Santiago has do
nated "$500 to tho funds being raised
for tho Galveston sufferers, and has
deposited the amount with a trust com
pany. LAST DAY FOR FILING
Dy Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Preai.
HarrUburtr, Oct. 2. This was tho last day for
filing nomination papers of candidate to ha
voted for in November and tho ttato department
remained open until midnight to receive: belated
papers. The tlmo limit for nlintr ccrtitUvitcg
lit nomination ciolrci list Tuesday,
FIRST NEWS THAT
Rev. Courtney H. Fenn Tells of the
Reception of the Message from
Dy Excluslvo Wire from The Avoclatcd l'rci.
San Francisco, Oct. 2. The Bev,
Courtney II. Fenn, of Plttston, Pn., a
returned missionary from Pekin, tolls
how Minister Conger received his first
message from Secretary of State Hay,
"On July 17 wo received a message
from the outside world that said:
'Communicate tidings bearer.' There
was no date and no signature. Mr.
Conger sent It to the tsung 11 yamen
with the request that It bo made
plain. He received In reply a copy
of Minister AVu's dispatch, which said
that the United States government
demanded word from Minister Conger
In cipher. That message mado our
hourto jump with Joy. Mr. Conger sent
his reply at once.
"The night before relief arrived, we
heard tho rattle of the machine guns
at a distance, and It was sweet music.
Everybody got up It was about t
o'clock tho women made coffee and
there was no more sleeping that night.
Tho next day, as the Americans came
In, I went down and shook hands with
each man as he came through tho
Factory Inspector's Report Shows
448,000 More Persons Employed
in 1900 Than in 1896.
Dy Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Harrlsburg, Oct. 2. The annual re
turns to the factory Inspector's do
partment for 18!)9 show that 38,000
more persons were employed during the
year than there were in 1896. For ten
months, ending July 31, 1900, the re
turns show 120,000 more than there
were on July 31, ,1898.
In round numbers 448,000 more per
sons were employed by the industries
of Pennsylvania in 1900 than there
were In 1896.
PARTIES IN HAWAII
Republicans and Democrats May
Unite in Some Districts to De
feat Native Candidates.
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Assnciutcd Press.
Honolulu. Sept. 24, via San Francisco,
Oct. 2. The Republican territorial con
vention to nominate a delegate to con
gress and elect a territorial and cam
paign committee will meet today in
Honolulu. It Is practically certain that
Samuel Parker will bo the nominee for
both the short and the long terms.
The Democrats have called mass con
ventions In all Jhc legislative districts
to nominate members of the legislature
and delegates to tho territorial conven
tion. The muss convention will be held
today, that for the island of Ooahu
being called to meet In the drill-shed
this evening. Prince David Kawanau
akoa, nephew of the late King Kala
kaua, and a delegate to the Kansas
.City convention, will undoubtedly be
the Democratic candidate for congress.
The native Independent party has
nominated a full legislative ticket on
nil the islands except this one, where
the nominations will be made within,
a few days. Only ono of tho nominees
so, far Is a white man. The remainder
are all native Hawullans or half
whites. Hobert W. Wilcox, the repre
sentative of tho Aloha Alna society at
AVnshlngton during the last session,
will be the nominee of tho party for
Considerable alarm Is felt for fear
that the natlvo Independent party will
elect a majority of the legislature, and
this has led to some talk of a fusion
between the Democrats and Hepubll
cniiB on tho legislative ticket. It Is
probable that this will 'be done In somo
of the districts, though not In all.
The Independents, It is said, have by
far the best party organization In tho
islands, having thoroughly campaigned
every village and district, and made a
complete canvass of the voters of tho
Islands, so that they know practically
tho politics of every voter In tho terri
tory. Based on this preliminary can
vass they say they will be able to car
ry almost ovory legislative) district In
tho territory, and will elect their nomi
nee to congress by a good plurality,
BLACKSMITH SHOP BURNED. .
Tho blacksmith shop of Matt. Sher
wood, located on Nay Aug avenue,
near Greon Ridge street, was totally
destroyed by ftro shortly before 2
o'clock this morning, Tho North
Scrapton companies responded, but the
Dames had ton good a start for them,
The loss Is uliotit $iOi).
Ily Exclusive Wire from Tho Assoc lalnl Preu.
HiirrUbuii,', Oct. 2. Coventor Stone today ap.
pointed Mlvi Orient d. Il"ndeisun, ut Sallillo,
iluutliiKdoii rtuut.v, unci (.'has. it. Mtoltr, Jr.,
of riiiladilphlj, to biholarthlpi n lite I'l-itu-s
haiiia. JluiCiint and Khuol of Industrial Art).
TO PREVENT FRAUD.
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press.
HanUliuw, Oct. 2.'-!l'he State Colivfo uud
University council met today in thU city and
decided to ok the next IcRislatuio to enact a
law imposing a penalty upon any one confer,
ring a fiauilulcnt degree,
PERRY BELMONT NOMINATED,
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Ncvr York, Oct. S. 1'erry llelmont was today
nominated), for inngrew by tho Uemocrjtlo con.
tuition ol tho Klrtt dlstilct, which embraced
Suffolk and Nassau counties.
OF THE MINERS
Great Labor Demonstra
tion at Wilkcs-Barre
SPEECH BY MR. MITCHELL
President of the United Mine Work
ers Exhorts His Followers to Hold
Out Against Offers of Operators
Until the Men Can "Work in Con
cert A Monster Parade Reviewed
by Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Dllcher and
Others The Banners Displayed.
A Dummy Carried in the Proces
sion, Dy Inclusive Wite from The Aasocloted Preu.
Wllkes-Barre, Oct. 2. The parade
and mass meeting of the striking
miners hold In this city today was the
greatest labor demonstration over held
in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The
weather was favorable for a larg?
turnout, the sun shining brightly all
day: It was more like a day in June
Early in the morning the steam and
electric roads began hauling people into
the city nnd many thousands came by
foot fiom tho nenrby towns. The build
ings along the route of parade wero
deuoruted with flags and bunting, and
the city presented a holiday appear
ance. President Mitchell and party ar
rived from Hazletun shortly after 1
o'clock, and were met at the depot by
a large and enthusiastic crowd. The
visitors were given a cheer, and woro
then driven to their hotel.
The parade, headed by President
Mitchell and the officers of the national
executive board, started a little after 2
o'clock, and it required an hour and
twenty minutes to pass a given point.
H Is estimated that there wore fully
15,000 men and boys In line. The boys
constituted tho working force In the
breakers. They were only a small part
of the procession. The gieat bulk of
the paraders were made up of stalwart
men.( As a rule, they were all well
dressed, and some of them might be
taken for a body of well-fed fnrmuis.
They did not march with military pre
cision, but were a dense mass of
humanity. They walked six, five and
four abreast. The music was furnished
by about forty bands of music am!
drum corps. There were many banners
of various designs carried by the men.
Among the most unniuo were these:
"We want our dinner palls filled with
substantial food, not coal boron's
taffy," "We are fighting a. cause that
Is just and right," "Stand by President
Mitchell and the union," "Our union
must be recognized," "We will no
longpr be slaves," "2240 pounds for a
ton," "We want two weeks' pay," Tho
breaker boys carried banners which
read: "We need schooling, but must
work," "Save us fiom the whims of
the sheriff and deputies," "Down with
oppression, we will stand by Mitchell."
The parade passed over tho prin
cipal streets of the city and thousands
of people lined the sidewalks. Here
and there an enthusiastic admirer of
President Mitchell would break
through the lines and Insist on shak
ing hands with him. Home of the'tfia
tures of the big procession was a
brass band from Nantlcoke, the mem
bers of which were dressed In over
alls. They played excellent music. The
Pittston locals had ti float, with four
men, representing coal barons. They
were dressed accordingly and were
busy drinking champagne. Directly
following was n float with dust-be-gt
lined miners dining on bread and
water. A stretcher was carried con
taining a dummy, representing a
miner who had Just lost his life In
tho mines while In tho discharge of
When President Mitchell reviewed
the great army of marchers on the
river common, ho seemed to be a very
pi oud man. Ilo was generously ap
plauded by the marchers. Business
was at a standstill In tho city all tho
afternoon. The superintendents of tho
coal companies nnd their clerks viewed
tho parade from their eiftlco buildings,
Ono coal man said It was a very
creditable demonstration. Ono thing
Is certnln, the big showing made was
a revelation to many, who had no
Idea that tho miners were so thor
Mr. Mitchell's Address,
It was after 4 o'clock when the last
of the marchers swept past Presi
dent Mitchell. Then he and hla col
leagues, wore driven to West Side
park, where tho big mass meeting wus
held, For several hours u. crowd had
been authoring thuro, and it was es
timated that nearly 20,000 persons
were mnssed In front of thu stand,
When tho labor president began to
speak, the reception ho received from
tho vast crowd wns n most enthusias
tic one. T, D, Nichols, president of
District No. 1, (Lackawanna and Wyo.
inlng region), wns the chairman of
tho meeting, After Geoige I'tucell, of
Indiana, member of the national ex
ecutive board, and tho Hev, P, J. Dunn,
of AVllkes-nnrre, had made short ad
dresses. Mr, Mitchell wns Introduced.
1'ellovv WorMiiiiincu: , nun would liflleed Im
devoid of fccllnj; If lie vuiu not proud Id luvn
Ihe nppoituulty to eland befoie c miiltlttido like
tltts which Is niAInt: u light for tnmctliliig
which it believes to be jitot. I am proud to
know that you uto composed of coal miners and
their families. I am purnd In know that joj
command in this llflit the lespect of the clc'ru'.
nun, that jou have the sympathy of the' public,
and the great American press has bald with one
voico that your rmuo in a righteous one. No
inau would o fuitlur to avoid a strike than I,
but vvhcu all lionoublo methods fall then I
" Continued on I'aye 2. -
TJIK NEWS THIS MORNINU
Weather Indications Today,
1 General Striking Miners Parado at Wilkes-
Local btrlke Situation.
Senator Hanna llxplnde? Democratic Fallacies.
Agreement us to China.
2 General Slrlklnit .Miners Parade at Wilkes-
Opening of the Pallas Fair.
.1 (lenernl Northeastern I'emnjlvanla News.
Notes and Comment.
fi ficneral "Active Service" (Sloty),
How a Croat Political Campaign Is Itttn.
0 Local Sermon on the Atonement.
Account of the lluxcr Uprlnlnir.
7 Local Testimony in Half u Dozen Divorce
8 Local West Seranton and Rutiuiuati.
0 Hound About the County.
l'J Court Proceedings.
financial and Conimercl.il.
FIGHT A DUEL
Each Fire Five Shots and Both Com
batants Are Fatally Wounded.
IJy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Tuscaloosa, Ala., Oct. 2. Rodney
Ijowry, nephew of ox-Governor Lowry,
of Mississippi, fought a duel this morn
ing at Moundsvllle, Ala., fifteen miles
from here, with V. II. AVhlte, section
foreman. Both, it is believed, were
Lowry Is the agent for the railroad
company at Moundsvllle. This morn
ing he hud some words with Section
Foreman White over the moving of a
car of cotton-seed.
White, it is alleged, threatened
Lowry, and Lowry procured a pistol
from his office. Whltf wns already
armed and as Lowry returned to tho
platform, the men hegan shooting at
each other, advancing as ythey fired.
Lowry was shot four times, in the
leg, right side, right forearm and
chest. Each man fired five times, but
Lowry's last hall wu the only one
that struck AVhlte. This last shot
was fired within live feet of him and
struck White In the abdomen. Lowry,
with his right forearm shot, then club
bed AVhlte Into insensibility with the'
butt end of his pistol. AVhlte has a
wife and three children. Lowry is 33
years old and single. Both men are in
a critical condition. w
SINKS A TUG
The Major Barrett Runs Into the
Fleetwood Two of the Crew
By Kxclnslvc Wire from Tlu Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Oct, 2 Tho Standard
Oil steamer Major Barrett, which
sailed from this city today, ran Into
and sunk the tugbont Fleetwood at the
junction of the Schuylkill and Dela
ware rivers, drowning two of tho crew
of thp Fleetwood. The drowned men
wore David Strawbrldge, of Auburn,
N. J., and Fred Hickman, of Camden,
Del. Captain A. N. Strawbrldge,
father of tho drowned man, and his
grandson, Uobort S. Strawbrldge, and
Nathan Nuttson. all of the tug boat,
wore saved, but were taken to a hos
pital in ti serious condition. Mattson,
who is an aged man, is not expected
Tho Fleetwood was on its way up
the Schuylkill river and had just left
tho Delaware river, when the Major
liarrett ran into it. The Fleetwood
was turned completely over and all on
board- were thrown Into the river.
The crew of tho oil steamer quickly
began the work of rescue, and suc
ceeded in saving the captain of the
Fleetwood and the other two.
STATE FIREMEN MEET
Twelve Hundred Representatives
from About the Commonwealth
Gather at New Castle.
tty Kxcliutvc Wiro from 'ilm Aocl.ited Trou.
Newcastle, Oct. 2. The State Fire
men's assosclatlon mot at 10 o'clock
this morning In the opera house, with
510 members present nnd 1,200 firemen
from different parts of tho state'. The
meeting was called to order by tho
president, S. S. Smith, of Norrlstown.
Tho annual report of 1'resldcnt Smith
was read and this referred to business
that was strictly for the members of
tho nssocUtlon. W. AV. AA'under, of
Heading, read tho commltteo reports,
one of which was a recommendation
for legislation that would glvo (Ire
chiefs entire control of tho grounds
surrounding the scene of the fire.
A communication from United States
Senator Penrose wns read, slating
that ho would ptotcot tho Interest tif
tho Hi emeu of tnls statu in tho Piatt
bill, which Is now pending in the sen
at'i, which Is said to be detrimental
to tho Interests of tho firemen. The
PIslNblll destioys tho two per cent,
commission from limirnnce companies,
to which tho firemen are now entitled,
Tho meeting then ndjuurned until
morning, after which tho firemen and
their wives were guests of tho local
companies In a trolley rldo and ban
fjuot lit Cascade park.
PUDDLERS ON A STRIKE.
Ily Inclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press.
ljrrl.bur.T, Oct. 2. Tho three liuudred cm
l.lojcu of thu Logan Iron and btcel work) at
lluriiliam, Millliii county, have quit work en a
result of iiot!l posted reducing nuddlciV vvagca
from four to threo dollara per ton, and other
employes in proportion. Low prices and dullucsj
iu tho iron trade) U given as tho reason for
Only Three Companies
Conform to Edict of
MAJORITY ARE IN REVOLT
All the Individual Operators and
Two of the Big Companies, the
Delaware and Hudson nnd the
Pennsylvania Refuse to Join in the
Ten Per Cent. Offer, and as a Con
sequence Only Thirty-Sight of the
Ninety-Fight Collieries of the
Lackawanna Region Are Making
the Offer Why the Two Big Com
panies Are Joined with the Insur
gents Miners Not Enthusiastic
About the Offer It May be Con
The Delaware. Lacka,vanna and
Western company, the Hillside Coal
and Iron company and the Temple Iron
company yesterday morning posted the
notices offering a 10 per cent, advance
in wages and an agreement to arbi
trate other grievances, as was directed
should be done ut the conference of
operators iu AVllkes-Barre the previous
Tho Delaware, Lackawanna and
AVestern company's notices varied from
the others In that an amendment was
made implying that tho offer was only
binding till Thursday, and1 that the
arbitration was not to be general. The
notices read as follows:
This loinpanv makes (he following announce
ment In its, mlna employes:
It will adjust its rate of vvactes io as to piy
to its mine employes on and after Oct. 1, a net
incieiso of leu per icnt. on the wages heretofore
i rcilved; and will t,tKc up, as heretofore, with
its mine cmpbyis any grievances uIuYh they
may hive. T. J. Williams,
Appiiivcd: District Superintendent,
i:. K. I.ootnls, Superintendent.
The ten per cent, incicasc In vvnijes will apply
to alt einpltijes of this colliery returning to
work Tliursdiy, Oct. I. 1DC0.
"iiilr.ii I miners' wages will ho i net rased liy
icducincr the price of powder lo tj.1..ri0 per keg.
'Iliis tcdititiiiii lo he- applied in adjusting the
nilneis' inciei-.e of ten per cent.
Other employes will icccivc a straight increase
of ten per n'tit. in their wages.
T. J. Williams.
Approved:-- PMricl Superintendent.
K. K. I.nomis, Superintendent.
The words "as heretofore" were
added to the notice after it was de
livered to the company from New
York. The second notice, or codicil, is
also voluntary on tho company's part.
Have Thirty-Six Collieries.
The three companies conforming toi
the agreement, or behest, or whatever
It should be called, operate thirty-sis
collieries. There ore ninety-eight col
lieries in tho Lackawaniiiti region. ,
The fact that the Delaware and
Hudson company and the Pennsylva
nia Coal company, the coal depart
ment of the Erie and AVyomlng road,
are earriei.s as well as miners, and
yet refrained from posting the notices,
occasioned considerable comment.
AVhy did these companies join with
the Insurgent Individual operators In
refraining from posting the notices?
was a question generally asked yes
terday. An answer was made by one coal
man as follows: "Tho Delaware and
Hudson and Pennsylvania companies
aio on the same footing as tho Individ
ual operators In the matter of selling
their product. Neither of them has
a line to tidewater and must turn
over their coal to some company that
hns. These two companies deliver
their coal to the Krle, or, at least, ns
much of It as goes to tidewater, which
Is the groat bulk of It as far as tho
Pennsylvania Coal company Is con
cerncd. They luivo grievances, doubt,
less, Just llko tho Individual operators,
In tho matter of carrying charges. II
tho Individual operator Is to seciim
any tedress of theso grievances, the
Ulawaro and Hudson und Pennsyl
vania want to be In a position to
claim similar consideration, For that
reason they rofuso to commit them
selves to tho plan of strike settlement
contemplating a ralso In wages."
President Cleorgo U. Smith, of the
Kilo and AVyomlng, when iiHked yes
terday for a statement of his com
pany's position In tho matter, said
simply that no Instructions had been
received here from headquarters In re
gard to posting notices.
Superintendent C. C. Rose, of the
Doluwaro nnd Hudson company, said
ho had not been Instructed to join In
tho offer of an ndvanco In wages, but
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Witltlugtnn, Oct. 2 Forecast for Wed. -
necday and Thursday! Eastern l'mi(jrl
vanla Partly cloudy Wednetday and
Thursday light to fresh nortUtasUrly
wind j. V
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