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SCRANTON, PA., THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 4, 1900.
Republicanism the Target
for a Flood of Fiery
SOMB OF THE SPEECHES
She Quadrlennial Convention of tho
National Association of Democratic
Clubs Called to Order by Senator
Jones Tho 0rator3 Exhibit an Un
usual Amount of Ill-Nature in
Making Attacks Upon the Republi
can Leaders Nono Are Exempt
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Indianapolis, Oct. 3. The quadrien
nlal convention ol the national asso
ciation of Democratic clubs, was cull
ed to order In Tomllnson hull by Sena
tor James K. Jones, who presided In
the absence of President V. It. Hearst.
Mr. Hearst was expected to arrive this
afternoon, but telegraphed ho would
not bo here until tomorrow morning.
The hall was profusely decorated with
flags ami bunting. Poitiaits of tho
two Democratic national candidates
and distinguished members of the par
ty were prominently displayed. Arri
vals on the morning: trains greatly
augmented tho ranks of tho delegates
and an Impromptu procession was
formed with 1,000 men In line, headed
by the "177(i Continental Guards," in
yellow and blue uniforms, which
marched through tho &tieets for an
Chairman Jones, of the Democratic
national committee, arrived at 1
o'clock from Chicago.
Tomllnson hall has a Keating ca
pacity of 5,000 and every teat was oc
cupied. Mayor Taggart made an ad
dress of welcome. Chairman Jones re
sponded briefly, and Introduced Mayor
Samuel Jones, of Toledo, who held
tho audience closely for ten minutes.
He was followed by James Hamilton
Lewis, of 'Washington, who said in
There are no patriots If IVmnciats lie not. Xo
iervllc supplicant;, fur oinci.il fnora mo wo. .No
dictator svva.vs his rietcslabln uilo over us. No
corporate influence lomm.tnds a dimilnitinti nr
wealth directs. Wc know no nusteis 1ml the
people; wc worship no klnp; but Cod.
In referring to Senator Hanna, ho
No bloated rjorgon, swollen with party dic
tatorship, cits in- sacred place, blinking his
splenic eyes at us as signs for our every move
ments. Our Ideas are our property; our nun
hood is our honor. All the people arc our chil
dren and the free nation our wired imic. Wc
abandon these to no man, and wc defy the In
solence or masters of the anoyance of ollice
to take one jot of our independence from u.
Reference to the President.
With reference to President McKln
lcy, ho said:
Nor hnvc we to hac put foilh candidates for
high oBlce, the chief of whom never advocated
a policy which he would not immediately de
nounce for party advantage nor denounce a prin
ciple which wc would not espouse for the en
ticements of office.
A silver man when a silver lining was iiccck
Bary to his cloud of political de-palr. A cold
nan, in return for the golden promise of pres
idential nomhuticn. In the niorninir of the first
diy free trade with the Porton ltlcans was a
plain duty; in the evening of the same nay he
was only placing with the Porto Iticans and
they must pay the duty. Tho tobacco tiust had
smoked his convictions out and the sugar trust
had sweetened his sense duty abandoned by prom
Isc of liberal campaign contributions. In the
hour of humanity, forcible annexation was crim
inal aggression when not popular with the
party now criminally aggiessivc for forcible . n
notation n hen profitable to favored syndicates
a gcntlrmin who in the commercial sense greets
hla party's ever changing policies by becoming
its accommodation endorser,"
Mr. Lewis alluded to Governor
lioosevelt, and said:
Wo shall never be dilvcn lo the desperate ends
of bolstering the decaying lmi,;tli of a fullini;
chieftain by pandciing to the fantastic ele
ment whose hollow huuas for what they neither
understand nor can, is the only hope of Impos
tors in tho hour when neither reason nor jus
tice dare bo appealed to sustain them.
Democrats, tills the hour when we extend open
'door and outstietchcd bands to all who love their
country better than self; who bop for freedom
rather than power.
. Constitution Mocked,
In a nation dedicated to the vv.ij of peace tho
tramp of marching armies are to echo through
every by-way. 'Hie constitution, to long our
paladtum of llheily, la now iiiuikul ul by new
raised tyrants and pledged as an nw.'t to th.i
money barons of the vmrld. Tor the hope of
more millionaires and the multiplication of dol
lars, war Is to bo our occupation,
In this perilous hour who shall answer? Upon
whose bead icsts the colossal crime of time; in
whoso hands the blood nf tliu century? not We.
mocracy. To the hoary accuser of after jean
our spirits can answer t every ihirgo "thou
canst not say I did it." We came to have, not
to destroy; wc came brlnglni; peace not the
Governor Benton McMlllln, of Ten
nessee, was to have been the conclud
ing speaker, but owing to temporary
indisposition was compelled to forego
his address. At the conclusion of Mr.
Lewis' speech a recess was tuken until
8 o'clock in the evening.
MB. BRYAN BESTING,
Hade Only Half a Dozen Speeches
By Exclusive Wire from Ihe Associated I'less.
Waukesha, Wis., Oct. 3. Mr. Hryan
today made less thun half a dozen
speeches and traveled by easy stnues
from Portage City to this place, speak
ing only at Portuge, Columbus, Water
town, Ooonomowoo and Waukesha. He
Bald tonight ho would give tho eighth
and ninth of this month to Illinois, the
tenth find eleventh to MIchlgun and
the twelfth, thirteenth and fifteenth to
Ohio. He will go direct from Cleve
land to New York.
At Columbus Mr, liryun discussed
tho Issues of the campaign, declaring
tli at no man had tho right to own and
govern another. "If there nre any
Irishmen here, I want to nsk them how
long it will take Ireland to becomo
reconciled to foreign domination, even
with only n narrow channel of tho sea
between Ireland and the land or her
The lesson ho drew was that If the
people of Ireland found It difficult to
reconcile themselves to English gov
ernment It must be quite as difficult
for the Filipinos, so much further
away, to accept our domination.
Nominate State Officers No Opposi
tion Except from Populists.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 3. Reports from all
parts of the stnte tonight indicate that
tho Democratic majority In today's
general election for members of con
gress, state house ofTlcers, members of
the general assembly and tho local
county ofllc'ers will be about 50,000, no
opposition developing against the Dem
ocratic nominees, except In a few coun
ties where the Populist organization Is
strongest. Little interest was taken In
The Democratic state ofllcers elected
are: Governor, Allen D. Candler; sec
retary of state, Phil Cook; attorney
general, J. M. Terrell; comptroller gen
eral, W. A. Wright; treasurer, R. E.
Park; commissioner of education, G.
R. Glenn; commission of agriculture,
O. B. Stevens.
He Addresses a Large Delegation of
Old Soldiers at Lewlsburg Word
to False Reformers.
Uy Kclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Lewlsburg, Pa., Oct. 3. Hon. M. S.
Quay, Governor Stone, Attorney Gen
eral Klkin and Congressman Marriott
Broslus arrived hero at 6.15 o'clock this
evening. A large delegation of old sol
diers, headed by tluee bands of music,
met the party at the depot and
marched to the Cameron house, where
a reception was held In the parlors of
the hotel. A singing crowd thronged
the streets. At 8 o'clock the proces
sion, headed by the four musical organization!-,
marched to the opera
house, the visitors being escorted by
the Vcteratifi' League club. Long be
fore the hour appointed five hundred
citizens packed the stage: and 1,200
more crowded the spacious auditorium.
Speeches were made by Senator Quay,
Governor Stone, Attorney General El
kin, Adjutant General Stewart and
Senator Quay, in the course of his
speech, referred to interviews with
Messrs. Woodruff and Burnham, of the
Ballot Reform association, criticizing
his reference to ballot reform In his
West Chester speech.
Ho said he had no thought of Wood
ruff and Burnham or of the Ballot Re
form association when he made tho
speech. He said his remarks were
aimed at Mr. Guffey and his llepubli
can associates. Continuing, he said:
Mr. Woodruff and bis organization are certainly
bcuest and sincere. You can always measure the
honesty and sincerity of a man by the assid
uity with which lie goes about the world tia
ducim; the honesty and sincerity of his fellow'
men, Hut I do not understand that Mr. Wood
ruff has any connection vv tli Mr. (luffcy. As lo
the bills which failed in the legislature, they
were not pressed with EUlllcicnt earnestness to im
piess themselves upon my attention. I under
stand that Mr. (Julfey has, or is to have, a bill
lo meet present conditions which also meets the
views of his parly and it is this bill which I
Intimated should be given to the public. .
Again, referring to the Messrs.
Woodruff and Burnham and tho bal
lot reform association, Senator Quay
'llictc nre the men who make reloim impossi
ble. Deform is as natural as human progress
and tho trims are k nonj nious. llut when false
nimstlcs of reform arc at altars where knaves,
mliiislcis and fools kneel, as in Pennsylvania at
(recent, progress und reform arc alike- letarded.
Passing to the national Issues, Sena
tor Quuy said:
I have noticed that the campaign is drifting
to the- issue of Impel lalisin. What is meant by
Imperialism? Dors it mean that we shall with
draw from tho Philippines ami hand them over
to the savages who are dally killing our soldieis?
Dues It mean that we shall hand iUi Wildj
back to Spain? Now they may talk about Im
perialism all they want to, but that is not what
tho Democratic parly is alter in tills campaign,
They nie after jour tariff and jour currency sys
tern, mid It they carry the country they will g vc
jou fice trade nml flee sllvrr. Mr, llrjan Is not
a fool' as he lias been called, lie Is a man of
ability, lie is stubborn and honest and fanatical
in bis convictions. Ills firm underjaw and black
eje be-peak the lion will of the man. If he li
elected ho will have his way, free trade and free
silver will close your niinrs and factories and
adversely alfect jour wayes.
WARRANT FOR MR. SWEIGARD.
Accused of Discriminating- Against
Men of the Brotherhood,
lly Inclusive Wire fiom The Aunchtetl Press.
Philadelphia, Oct. 3. It was learned
hero today that on Monday a United
States wnrrnnt was Issued for the ar
rest of Isnao A. Swelgard, lately gen
eral superintendent of tho Philadelphia
and Heading railroad, charging him
with discriminating against and dis
charging employes of tho Reading rail
way because they were members of
tho Brotherhood. Four members of
the Biotlierhood subscribed to tho af
lldavlt upon which tho warrant was
The warrant has not yet been served
art Mr, Swelgard Is now In Atlantlo
City, Later, Mr. Swelgurd's attorney
today called upon United States Com
missioner Bell and accepted service of
tho warrant. The attorney stated to
the commissioner that Mr. Swelgard
would nppear before him on Monday
next und accept service personally,
ROOSEVELT AT DEADWOOD.
lly Kiclusjvo Wire from The Associated Press.
IHadwoad, S. !., Oct. S Governor ltoosevclt
arrived hcic tills i veiling and made a speech at
Lead, a mining tamp near hero and later spoke
In the opeia homo, Ho left tonight for Omaha,
lie poKc today ut lljannU, Alliance) and Chad
rou, Neb., ut each cl which places United States
bvuator llolllvcr ulto vpoke.
Germany Said to Be
Preparing a New
A FIELD IS ABANDONED
American Forces Will Not Partici
pate in the Shan-Hai-Kwan Expe
ditionMajority of the European
Governments Accept United States
Plan in Respect to Preliminary
Arrangements for Peace.
By Exclusive Wlro from The Associated Press.
Washington, Oct. 3. Intimations have
been received at tho state department
that a communication will soon be
sent from Berlin suggesting modifica
tions of the position hitherto assumed
by Germany. The nature of the modi
fications is not known, except that It
Is understood that they are not com
promise propositions. There has been
no misunderstanding of the German
position, for it has been clearly and
explicitly set forth In the correspond
ence printed, but the Intimations just
received lead to the hope in adminis
tration circles that a common basis
may be reached for an understanding.
Everything points to an agreement
among the powers with reference to
negotiations with China, and the rep
resentatives of the various govern
ments will act together in the prelim
The plans of the United States in
respect to those arrangements have
been accepted by the majority of the
The position of Franco, which for a
time was uncertain, is pretty well un
derstood, from published reports, it Is
not so very far from that of the United
States, the principal point of difference
being that an embargo be placed for
all time on the Importation of fire
arms and ammunition into the Chinese
empire: that a permanent guard be
maintained for the legations In Pekln,
and that the forts between Fekln and
the sea be razed. The differences are,
however, not necessarily insurmount
able, and it Is hoped at the state de
partment that tho understanding will
soon be complete.
Will Not Join Exhibition.
Tien Tsin. Sunday, Kept. 30, via Taku,
Sept. 30, and Shanghai, Oct. 3. The
American forces will not participate
In the Shan Hal Kwan expedition.
The order sending a dotauhment of
United States marines with the allied
forces has been revoked. The allies
do not expect any opposition, as they
have been advised that tho authori
ties of Shan Hai Kwan have been in
structed to capitulate.
General Chaffee and the commander
of the Russian troops have formally
uotllled Field Marshal Count Von Wal-
de,rsee of the withdrawal of the Ameri
can and Russian troops, respectively.
The United States marines will pro
ceed to Cavite.
Tho movement of Indian troops will
begin in ten days. The British and
Germans continue sending troops to
Tnere are renewed preparations for
an expedition in force against Pao
Ting Fu. The troops will probably
leave in a fortnight and columns rrom
Pekln will co-operate with these ex
peditions. Resistance Is expected, as
the Boxers are there !n large num
bers. Vienna, Oct. 3. Tho admiralty his
received the following dispatch from
"In accordance with the request ot
Count Von Waldersee, the seizure of
Shan Kwan was decided upon by a
council of the admirals September 29,
and all was prepared for action.
"English ships were sent to do
maud Its surrender and the Chinese
evacuated tho place, 'i lie British then
hoisted their flag and the other flag,
ships thereupon went thither and put
up their respective Hags on the forts."
GENERAL REEDER APPOINTED.
Will Succeed the Late Colonel Pow
ers as Banking1 Commissioner.
By Exclusive Wlro from Tho Associated Press.
Hurrlsburg, Oct, 3. Governor Stone
this afternoon appointed General
Frank Reeder, of Huston, banking
commissioner to fill tho vacancy cre
ated by tho death of Colonel Thomas
J. Powers, of Philadelphia. General
Reeder Is a close personal and politi
cal friend of the governor.
It is thought ho will resign tho
elmlrnianshlp of the Republican stato
nmumltteo that ho may immediately
assume the duties of his new position,
the salary of which Is $0,000 a year.
aeneral Reeder was secretary of the
commonwealth under Governor Hast
ings, although he resigned near tho
close of tho administration by reason
of a personal difference with tho ex
ecutive. HILL FOUND GUILTY,
Uy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Camden, K, J Oct. J.-I'obert 1, Till, who
has been on trial In tho county court for vvlfo
murder, was today fuund null! In Ihn tint de
gree. 11111, who was extremely Jealous of Ids
wife, Mary, on June 7 shot tier four times and
then turned tho revolver upon himself. The
woman died soon uUervvurd, but lli:l did not
terlously ln,uro himself and recovered, only to
be placed on trial.
PLUMBERS ON STRIKE.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
rittst'Urir, Oct. 3. Hftccn hundred Journey
men plumbers employed by ono hundred and til
tecu firms In 1'itUburir, stiuck today for mil
term wuxes and u revision of the rules govern
ing tho trade. All the thoiu owned by mem
bers ol the Master Plumbers' association arc
STATE FIREMEN TO MEET
Officers Were Elected at New Castle
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
New Castle, Oct. 3. Harrlsburg and
Nnntlcoko both were aspirants for tho
Stato Firemen's association convention
next year, but after a good deal of dis
cussion Philadelphia Induced the two
to withdraw, and the honor was given
unanimously to tho Quaker City. Over
050 delegates were present at today's
A committee was appointed to pre
pare suitable resolutions on the death
of all tho llromen who have passed
away since the la.it meeting. Tho con
vention voted $100 for tho Galveston
sufferers and ordered tho amount for
warded at once.
The following ofllcers were elected:
President, John F. Mlttlnger.of Greens
burg; vice-presidents, Miles Humph
reys, of Pittsburg Aaron J. Henry, of
Allentown; A. HLadner, iof Philadel
phia; Frank S. Schwekndt, of Maha
noy City; recording secretary, W. W.
Wunder, of Reading; corresponding
secretary, James A. Greene, of Car
lisle; treasurer, A. L. Relchenbach, of
GAINS ARE MADE
Evidence that Bryan's Campaign Is
Collapsing Encouraging Reports
from Unexpected Quarters.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Oct. 3. Reports re
ceived here from all parts of tho coun
try Indicate steady Republican gain,
and cause the administration leaders
to believe that with a few more weeks
of campaigning the Bryan cause will
collapse. The encouraging reports
come from unexpected quarters, from
states which Republican managers
have hardly dared to claim.
A good fight Is being made in Mary
land, which state the Republicans were
prepared to concede to Bryan a fort
night ago. It looks as though the tide
had turned there, and the indications
arc favorable to Republican success.
Assistant Secretary Meiklejohn, who
has returned from Nebraska, speaks
with great confidence of the Republican
chances of carrying the state. He sayi
the sentiment for Bryan is much weak
er than it was four years ago, and that
the prosperity which everybody enjoys
has had a marked effect in increasing
the favorable feeling for the ndmlnls
tiation. In the western part of tho
state, where the Republican defection
was greatest four years iigo and Bryan
mado his largest gains, the re-action
is pronounced. Many of those who
went after silver In 1S96 are disgusted
with themselves and among the most
eager for Mr. McKlnlcy's success. The
Republican state committee Is engaged
In a preliminary poll of the state, the
result of which is to be known In a few
Colorado and Utah send encouraging
reports, and private advices lecelved
from Kentucky indicate that In the
bitter local fight there tho Republican
candidate for governor Is likely to win,
as a protest against the high-handed
proceedings of the Goebel Democracy.
If Yerkes wins, there Is strong hope
of his carrying the electoral ticket with
Most startling of all Is the report
from Virginia that In the western part
of tho state there Is great revulsion
from Bryan, due to the almost unpre
cedented prosperity of the people In
that region. A good many old-time
Democrats have announced their In
tention of supporting McKlnley.
AS A FUSI0NIST
He Speaks at Lincoln nnd Answers
Colonel Roosevelt Disgruntled
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 3. Following the
Roosevelt demonstration of yesterday,
tho fuslonUts 'of Nebraska held a
counter rally today with Senator "Wel
lington, of Maryland and ex-Governor
G. Hogg, of Texas, us speaker. The
crowd In tho city was very largo.
Marching clubs escorted the speakers
to the stato capltol grounds, where
the ufternoon mcottng was held.
Governor Hogg confined his address
to an answer of Governor Roosevelt,
He accused the vleo presidential can
didate of Haunting the bloody Phlrt of
forty years ago, and denounced what
he called tho strictures passed on the
national guard as compared with tho
Senator Wellington spoke for nearly
two hours. Ho bald ho wus still a
Republican, and differed with Mr. Bry
an on tho tariff nnd money questions,
but was supporting him because Im
perialism was tho Issue of all others,
and on that they werw agreed. Sena
tor Wellington accused tho president
of Inducing him by falso pretences to
vote to ratify tho treaty of Paris. Ho
said ho was opposed to tho war with
Ppaln from the start and still believed
It was an unnecessary war. So far
as Cuba Is concerned It was simply a
changing of masters, and tho last, ho
sold, was worse than tho first, Sena
tor Wellington und Governor Hogg
spoko again tonight it an Indoor meet
ing to a crowded house.
COON HUNTER KILLED,
Frank Pope Crushed to Death by a
By Kxcluslvo Wire from 'flic Associated Press.
Wllkes-Barre, Oct, 3. Frank Pope, a
hunter, wus Instuntly killed ut Har
vey's lake by u big tree falling upon
and crushing him. Pope started out
coon hunting lust night. After tramp
ing the woods for some time ho treed
a coon and 'proceeded to cut down the
tree so the dogs could get at him.
The tree In falling struck and crushed
Pope und ho died soon ufterward,
Report of Strike Settle
ment Denied by Mr.
LEADERS ARE SANGUINE
The Colleagues of Mr. Mitchell Are
Sure of Their Ability to Keep the
Men from Resuming Work The
Injunction of His Statement Is Re
garded as a Serious Evidence That
He Does Not Intend That Any
thing Short of the Pull Demands
of the Miners Shall Be Accepted.
Dy Kxcluslvo Wire from The Associated Press.
Hazlcton, Oct. 3. Another day has
come and gone without developing any
thing new in the strike of the anthra
cite coal miners of Pennsylvania. Al
though most of the big companies
have offered mine workers 10 per cent,
net Increase In wages, not a move has
yet been made by any of the strikers
towards a resumption of work. Tho
way the men have thus far stood to
gether without showing any weakness
In any part of the ranks is considered
remarkable by many persons in this
region. That a break will come soon
er or later, however. Is believed by
many to be certain. It Is pointed out
that as the strikers' funds grow small
er their hope will become fainter and
they will then readily accept the 10 per
cent, offered by the companies. Cut
against this argument is that of tho
labor leaders, who stoutly maintain,
as they did before tho Increase was
offered, that tho ipen will stand fast
like so many rocks against what they
term an unsatisfactory concession on
the part of the operators. Though
President Mitchell and his colleagues
soy they are sanguine of their ability
to keep the almost general tie-up in
force until the operators further recede
from their position, they are not los
ing any opportunity to keep the men
from being Influenced into resuming
work by rumors of settlements, agree
Today President Mitchell was in
formed of the wide circulation of a
story to the effect that he hud reached
an agreement with, the presidents of
the coal mining and coal carrying
roads, and, after verbally denying the
report, he Issued the following:
To the Miners and Mine WoiKcrs of the An
We hive just been infuimcd that the rciioit
l.a hcen chcuutrd at Ashland to the c ilccl
that in a conference at New Yoik this morning
between the coal piesiiUnts and ni.vfcclf an
at'ieement w.'s rci'hcd vvhlili will end the strikr.
I desire to notify all mine workers thai the
report is incorrect and that I hive not been in
ciiitfience with the presidents of the coal com
panies nn.l have made no aerieeiuent with thcin.
I wish to reitci.itc what I said seveial ila.va ago
that there would lie no settlement of the htrike
until a convention of the anthracite miners is
held. You are ftnllicr requested to pay no at
tention to statements of thin kind and to con
tinue the strike until such concessions arc made
by the operators us will justify us in calling a
Kcnci.il convention, when J on will be regularly
liotlfinl of the date and place at which the
convention will he held.
Oigned) John Mitehell,
President United Mine Workers of America.
Struggle Will Be Long.
The injunction in the above address
to the miners "to continue the strike
until such concessions are mado by the
operators as will justify us in calling
a general convention," Is regarded as
rather significant and as an indication
that the struggle will not he a short
one, If the vast number of Idle men
can bo kept under control by their
leaders. There are, however, those who
believe thut some sort of a settlement
Is near at hand, but there Is nothing
on the surface upon which such a be
lief can be based. President Mitchell
and the membeis of tfhe national ex
ecutive board are credited with know
ing a great deal more about the In
tention of the operators than they care
to reveal, and that they are simply
waiting for them to again make a
The strlko situation In tho Lehigh
valley, ns far us the number of men
on strlko is concerned, remains tho
same, Ono hundred strikers marched
from Mllnesvllle to Lattlmer, und about
twenty-live tramped to Urunberry from
Crystal Ridge for the purpose of In
ducing mine workers at those places
to quit, but they met with little suc
cess, Tho question of relief Is now receiv
ing serious consideration by tho United
Mine Workers' officials.
Contrary to tho general Impression,
tho striking mine workers will not bo
given cash In any way of relief, but
will be provided by tho union with pro
visions and clothing for every member
of each family needing assistance.
It Is believed tho plan to be adopted
will provide for tho establishment of
supply depots lu each mining town, in
charge nf the local union officials,
where the needy men can be provided
for upon application. The United Mine
Workers will pay for tho supplies. An
official of tho union said today that
tho bituminous miners and other or
ganized labor will send supplies by tho
carload for tho relief of the anthracite
miners. Tho same official said the non
union men on strlko will be Just as
well taken care of us If they belonged
to tho miners' organization.
MR. MARKLE IN NEW YORK.
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
Offer Good Only Until Today,
Uy Kxeluslve Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, Oct. 3. -John Marklo wa3
seen at th ntllco of tho Lehigh Val
ley company today und said his visit
Continued on I'ago 3.)
THE NEWS THIS MOUNlNtt
Weather Indications Today,
CLOUDY AND THREATENING
1 General Mitt hell Denies Itcported Strike Set
"Iinuwnt" Operator! Maud Firm.
Germany Preparing Another Nolo on tlio
Indianapolis the Mecca for Dcmocrutlc Clubs,
2 Ocncrnl-'-N'ortliciii'lcm Pcnmyhank News.
Opening ot the Dallas Pair.
S Loral How Local Hebrews Observed Atone
rilx-Cent Verdict lor Mr. Dinner.
News nnd Comment.
5 local "Insurgent" Opeiators Stand Firm
Spcak"nsy CiuMtlo Shown N'o Abatement,
0 Local West Seranton nnd Suburban.
7 Round About the County.
8 General Live News nf the Industrhl World,
l'inanclal nnd Commercial.
MR. MITCHELL TO
President of the United Mine Work
ers to Address a Meeting Here
on Wednesday A Conference.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Hazlcton, Oct. ?.. A secret confer
ence was held tonight by the officials
of the United Mlno Workers, which
lasted for an hour and a half. At its
conclusion, President Mitchell said the
meeting was held for the purpose of
oonvasslng tho entire situation. It was
found, he said," that only about 5,000
mine workers out of 142,000 were still
at work. It was tho opinion of the
officials In the conference, ho said,
that all of these will alRO have emit
In a short time. Mr. Mitchell also
f-ald that of the .r,n00 non-strikers, L',190
are in this (Hasslctotri legion, and the
remainder aie at work In the Schuyl
kill dish let.
The question of calling a joint con
vention and the matter of affording
the strikers relief wore not considered
at the conference, according to Mr.
Mitchell. Those present beside Mr.
Mitchell were National Secretary W.
II. Wilson, of Indiana; W. B. F.iirley,
of Alabama; tleorge AV. Purcell. of In
diana: Frcel Dllcher. ofOhlo; Benja
min James, of Pennsylvania, members
of the national executive board; Presi
dents T. D. Nleihols, of the Lackawanna-Wyoming
Dufty, of the Lehigh district, and
John.Fnhey, of tho Schuylkill district.
President Mitchell tonight decided to
go to Seranton next Wednesday to
address the big mass meeting to bo
held there on that day.
MURDER IN A HOTEL
A Jealous Husband Kills His Wife
Before a Number of Guests and
Then Attempts Suicide.
By Inclusive Wiie from The Associated Piess.
Falmouth, Ky., Oct. 3. Charles S.
Anderson, at noon today. In a fit of
Jealous rage, shot and killed his wife,
Katie E. Anderson, In the dining room
of the Koch Hotel here, and before
the horrified guests, who were seated
at the tables eating their dinner. Af
ter firing four shots at her, three of
which took effect In the bowels and the
other making a fiesh wound In the
arm, he turned tho weapon on himself,
tiring two shots, one of which entered
the left breast, passing Just over the
Mrs. Anderson reeled under the shock
of the Hist shot, and the others fol
lowed in rapid succession before she
fell lifeless at her husband's feet.
Katie Anderson was the daughter of
Mrs. Marquett (formerly Koch), tho
landlady of tho Koch Hotel, where she
had been staying for several months.
The dreadful nffalr is the result of a
long-continued and jealous misunder
standing between the husband and
wife, and, according to his statements,
ho has been brooding over tho matter
and camo to town today with his mind
made up to kill her and then tako his
own life, and ho Is now begging with
his physicians and attendants to kill
him and put him out of the way. Ho
Is bleeding Inwardly, and the physi
cians say that he cannot live.
In September, ISilO, Katie Anderson
Instituted suit In tho courts here
against him for divorce, alleging ex
treme cruelty, and this suit is now
Both parties came of good families,
and tho relatives aro prostrated with
grief over tho deplorable affair, They
leaves a hoy about 6 years old.
GLASS CHIMNEY COMBINE.
Uy Kxcluslvo Wire fiom Tho Associated Press.
MtthlmrL'. Oct. 3 An oreinlutlon to be know
as tin.' Ulais Chimney us-vicUtiuii has been foinied
by the lawt pio'Weers aim kciicui oiucis cs
t'lbllihed here. It ii i.pcite! to Induce all of
the chimney makers In heroine number, amec
to bell only at association pikes ami then ttop
the cuttluir ft rates, which in said to hnvo been
quite heavy and elUastrous recently,
HIS HEAD OUT OFF.
By Kxcluslvo Wire from The Associated Press.
Cumberland, Jld., Oct, a. T, C, hvvlnj, ot
Whitehall, IM .1 fcpr.nlsh war soldier, was
found dead along the ra!li.id tracks hero with
his bead cut oil tins morning, lie had como
hero tn Identity Barney Cuton, of Whitehall,
wliu dropped eleid hero .vratenlay, lloih men
ivero euiploed on tho llaltimeic and Ohio im
provement I" io,
By Kxclusivt Wlro from The Associated Press.
Washington, Oct. S. I.ate today the census
bin cju announced olllclally the the population
ol Aikunsji, the Mr,t nf the slates to bo enum
erated. 1 lie population, according to the recent
ccidiis is t.Ull.Ml. This Is mi Increase over the
population of XS:hj of 1&3,3Sj, or 1023 per cent.
fly Inclusive Wlro from The Associated Press.
ht. Louis, Oct. 3. At the fair grounds to
day the pacing match for $2,500 between Jot
patchen and IVniey, Patchen wen in two straight
li'at. Time, -'.03, t.Wi.
Offer of Ten Per Cent. In-
crease Still Confined to
HOW STRIKERS VIEW I?
North Seranton Union of the Mine
Workers in Which Are Lackawan
na Employes Declare Against Tak
ing any Heed of the Offer Opera
tors Have No Alternative Plan in
Mind Convention to Pass Upon
the Offer Is Likely to Be Held in
This City Early Next Week.
Pottsville Paper Claims to Have
Inside Information That the End of
the ..viike Is Near. ...
Nono of the operators who stood out
Tuesday against posting the notice
of ton per cent. Increase have thought
fit to change their minds In the mat
ter as yet, and fconseqin'tly only
three companies, tho Lackawanna,
Temple and Hillside, are making the
K. L. Puller, T. H. AVatklns and R.
G. Brooks, tho committee which went
to New York Tuesday, to secure, if
possible, some concessions for the in
dividual operators in the matter of
carrying charges, did not return last
night, as was first expected, and, at
their ofllces In this city it was stated
they were not to return till tonight.
Tho notices containing the offer of
Increased wages posted at the Dela
ware, Lackawanna and 'Western col
lieries, have attached to them a codi
cil to the effect that the offer Is to ap
ply to men returning to work today. I
does not say the offer will not apply
to those who return to work later,
but simply leaves It discretionary with
the company to withdraw the offer
at any time after today.
If any large number of men con
template returning to work today,
they are keeping their Intentions very
secret. Th general talk among the
Lackawanna men is that they will not
go back tWl nil go back.
The company Is prepared to start
any number of mines that they can
got men enough for, und orders hav
been Issued to the foremen at each
colliery to start up if sufficient men
come around to man the colliery.
Sleeting Last Night.
Extensive preparations for resuming
work were made yesterday at the Cay
uga, ono of tho Lackawanna company's
North Seranton mines, and this gave
out the impression In Providence that
the company had some assurance that
enough men would be on hand there
this morning to enable the colliery to
Last night a meeting of Local union,
No. 808, of the United Mine Workers,
which Includes Cayuga employes, was
held at St. Mary's hall, West Market
street. A lesolutlon was passed declar
ing that no heed would bo taken of tho
notice offering the ten per cent. In
crease, and that nothing should be dona
regarding any offer from the company
until the union as a whole advised ac
tion. There were GOO present at tho meet
ing. Because of tho big turnout the
usual meeting place, Leonard's hall,
was found inaderjuato to accommodate
the membeis, und St. Mary's hall had
to be secured. Addresses were deliv
ered by Timothy D. Hayes, ono of tho
local organizers, and J. F. Uummls, of
tho Central Labor union.
What tho operators will do In caso
their offer is not accepted Is tho ques
tion now paramount In tho strlko
situation. The fact that tho general
opinion is tho offer will not lie accepted
Is what causes this question to stand
out nbovo tho others. The operators
say they have no plon In mind to
meet such an emergency, and some of
them think the emergncy will never
rise, It being their opinion that after
a llttlo wait tho men will regard the
offer favorably and roturn to work.
President Mitchell, it Is clear, has
determined not to take tho responsi
bility for having tho offer accepted.
Ho absolutely refuses to discuss It,
putting off tho Intsrvlewors with the
Invariable statement that If tho offer
Is considered It will bo considered lr
u convention otl tho miners of tho en
That such a convention Is being
planned, Is practically admitted by
Mr, Mitchell, In an Interview at
(Continued on I'Jero 0.)
WoshhiRlon, Oct. 3. 1'oieeait for
Kastcrn Pennsylvania: Cloudy 11111
threatening weather Thursday, probably
without rain, except on the Nov Jersey
coast; -Friday fair; iresli northeasterly
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