The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, October 05, 1900, Image 1

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An Enthusiastic Gather
ing of Partisans at
The Programme Opened by Hon.
Adlai Stevenson Earnest Advice
for Republicans Who Contemplate
Supporting Imperialism Bishop
Turner, Former Minister to Liberia,
Among the Speakers Mr. Bryan
Receives an Ovation.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Trcsa.
Indianapolis, Oct. 4. The hall in
which was assembled the National as
sociation of Dcmeoratic clubs was
thronged with people this afternoon,
probably 5,000 being picsent, but as
the hour approached for the advent of
Mr. Bryan at -1 o'clock the aisles weie
fllled and the hall thronged to a degree
of almost suffocation. Adlai E. Steven
son was the first speaker.
Mr. Stevenson congratulated the De
mocracy of the country upon this great
club convention. It augurs well for the
country, he said, that in the battle for
the preservation of free government so
many young Democrats are actively
and earnestly at work, yet, he said,
this is not strange when results so
momentous are in the balance. The
supreme issue is "republic or empire."
Continuing, Mr. Stevenson said:
The Republican administration is upon tiial.
Shall imperialism the policy ot aggrestion and
conquest receive the indorsement of the Amcii.
can people? This is the supreme Issue to bi
determined through the peaceful instrumental
ity of the ballot. Imperialism, "the spirit ot
empire," i3 the great question now in the fore
front. Its earnest discussion will continue at
the ilrciide and upon tiie hustings.
The trust evil has by our platform been justly
condemned as a menace to popular government.
The purpose of the trust, is by destroying com
petition, to concentrate the business of the coun
try in a few hands. Jt can increase or limit
production at its pleasure. Under its rule the
Email dealer and the commercial traveler will
disappear. With absolute control of the mar
ket the entire business of the country will be
Within its iron grasp.
Important and far-reaching as the trust evil
is, it is secondary to the jet greater il ot
Imperialism. No unmeaning words arc mod
when it is declared "the paramount Issue" of
the campaign. Other questions, however im
portant, must remain in nbejance until this
question is determined. This is the supreme
question that takes hold of the very life of the
Administration War.
The Republican administration is engaged in
the prosecution of wir and this without the
constitutional requirement of a formal declara
tion by congress. It Is in the strictest sense
en administration war.
The re election of President McKinley will be
held by himself and his party, and justly so, as
en endorsement of the policy of the administra
tion toward the Philippine Islands. Let no Re
publican with uneay conscience delude himself
with the hope that if sustained at the polls
there would be a change in the methods and
policy of the administration. Such delusion is
worse than mid-summer madness. The re-election
of the present executive would be a vote of
confidence; a solemn endorsement by the Ameri
can people of a war of conquut the salient feat
ure ot Ids administration. The condemnation of
the administration by the billot is our only
hope ot escape from the perilous policy it has
inaugurated. Against the lust of empire we aic
solemnly warned by the admonitions of Washing
ton, as well as by the wrecks that Ho along the
entire pathway of history.
Imperialists claim they cin giie the Fili
pinos a better government than they can pos
sibly establish for themselves. This plan of gov
erning other people for tin lr own good did not
originate with the imperialists of tochy. It was
the plan urged by the crafty, licarllchs Talleyrand
for the government of tho American colonies of
the revolutionary war.
In concluding, Mr. Stevenson said:
In the great struggle now on we invoke the co
operation of all who revere tho nienimy of our
lathers and to whom this declaration is now un
meaning parchment, but tho enduring ch.ut of
our liberties. Upon the supremo issuu now in the
lore-front we appeal to tho toner judgment and
'patriotism ot the American people.
When Mr. Stevenson had concluded,
'James R. Sovereign, ex-grand master
workman of tho Knights of Labor,
epoke, dealing with the workingman
from a political standpoint. He haid
labor Is the foundation of liberty- in
all tho world.
Bishop Turner's Address.
Mr. Sovereign was followed by Bish
op J. Milton Turner, minister to
Liberia under Grant's administration,
who spoke hrieliy and In part as fol
lows: I wish to make this ntlcstatlon on behalf ot
tho claw with whom I Imo my pai titular iden.
tlty in the United Mates. A miny ut
my raco who formed tho inilority of tho ncirio
population of the United States tvvcnl,.ive jc.irs
go, tiara already been pmmotcd and' haie 'gone
to their good Christian fathers, but Ihc urns
re coming forth In tiemlng liundieds and
thousand from that palladium and safeguard o
American institutions the puhlio tchool kjstem
ol our country, and unlike Uncle Tom ami
Aunt Sally, they are doing their own thinking,
like other young Ami i leans tor tiuiiisclies Wn
come with a frcih-liorn, dUlntcrestid patriotism
to put our might at this time In tho tutei of
Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Jv'cw York, ."v'nv ,JciM.y
and other states, whur wo have jicin muklng
the presidents for the list tvvriity.nvc or thirty
years, and wo think this time, through our
boji, we will be uhlo to ihike up sum a quota
lor the election of William J. lint wo
will elect this ticket without any poslbllltyof
McKlnlcy defeating it. '
As Bishop Turner concluded Mr. Bry
an appeared upon the platform. Ho
had reached the city but a few minutes
before 3 o'clock, but had not arrived
at tha hall until a quarter past t
o'clock. Ho was escorted through the
streets by a number of maichlng clubs.
As soon as tho Democratic! national
candldato appeared on tho platform
there was a wild shout of greeting
and this soon developed into a demon-
stratlon which continued for about six
minutes, until, Indeed, there wus u call
.Continued os Past I J
Lion Pounced on a Man Assisting in
an Exhibition.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Paris, Oct. i. A serious accident oc
curred today In the menagerie ot a
country fair near Prlvns, ln tho De
partment of Ardeche. A large audi
ence gathered to witness a local
butcher enter tho lion's cage, play a
game of cards with the lion tamer and
drink a bottle of champagne. The per
formance was successful until the
butcher foolishly and without warning
tho trainer approached the lion and
held a glass of champagne under his
nose, whereupon the animal bounded
upon tho butcher and ground his
shoulder within his Jaws.
The butcher was saved from death
with difficulty. Meanwhile tho audi
ence was panic-stricken, and In the
stampede to escape from the menagerie
many persons were trampled upon and
badly injured.
Speaks to an Enormous Auuience in
a Tent.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 4. Governor
Roosevelt, after a. day of strenuous
effort, In which 'no less than ten
speeches were made, was met at the
train this evening by the reception
committee of his city and, after a
parade through the streets, he was
conveyed to a tent, where an enormous
audience had assembled.
He spoke an hour and a half, and
was listened to with profound atten
tion. At midnight Governor Roosevelt
departed on his Iowa trip.
Not in Favor of the Acquisition of
the Philippines Bryan's Faith.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Coudersport, Pa., Oct. 4. Governor
Stone, Senator Quay and others of the
party addressed a large Republican
meeting here tonight. Senator Quay
said in part:
I was not in favor of the acquisition of the
Philippines. To mo the game did not seem
worth the powder. A coaling station, a ship
yard, a few miles of territory easily fortified
around a good harbor seemed to meet our re
quirements. As a member of the peace commis
sion I would hive voted against the purchase,
but when tho treaty was presented for ratifica
tion and there remained but to sustain the com
mission or return to war and thaos, as a sen
ator of the United States I gave it my support.
Then Aguinaldo thrust his war upon us and
now there can be no halt until the last armed
enemy is subdued. There is no danger from
the Democratic theories upon expansion or im
perialism. They declare tills a paramount is
sue, but their declaration does not create a
situation. They could easily have declared the
price of cabbage the paramount issue.
The peril is that in the shadow of their pre
tenses lurk the sinister and menacing spectres
of the sacred theories of Democracy, free coin
ago of silver and free trade. To these Mr. Bryan
is pledged. In this lie tielieves. In his faith
ho i:, a fanatical chazi. If elected he will throw
the paramount issue to tho winds of heaven to
force them upon the country. He wishes to pun
ish the money power of the world.
Strange Fatality Pursued This Far
mer's Family.
By Exclusive Wire from Tiie Associated Press.
Trenton, N. J Oct. 4. Frederick
Fritz, a prosperous farmer living near
this city, dropped dead on his wife's
gravo today in Riverview cemetery,
white cutting grass in his burial plot.
Fritz was 72 years old, and when the
coroner took charge of the body he
found nearly $200 in the dead man's
pockets. Most of it was in gold.
A strange fatality has followed tho
Fritz family. Tne years ago Mrs.
Fritz, while picking cherries, fell from
a step-ladder and her neek was brok'en
by the fall. Not long after this ac
cident, three children died within a
General Greeley Says It Left 2,000
Persons Homeless.
By Exclusive Wne from The Associated Press.
Minneapolis, Oct. 4. General A. W.
Greeley, chief of the United States
Army Signal corps, Is the guest of
George C. Squires In this city. Gen
eral Greeley was at Nome during tho
dlsastious storm of September 15-16.
Ho says tho loss to private interests
is vatlously estimated at from 1500,000
to $750,000 and owing to tho fact that
more than 2,000 persons were rendered
homeless, this winter's population,
which it was expected would bo 7,500,
will not exceed 5,000.
Message Received in. Seattle by Way
of the New Canadian Line,
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'rcss.
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 1. Tho ilrst tele
gram from Skngiiay to Seattle, mark
ing an epoch In the history of business
between Alaska and the outside world,
was received here yesterday.
The tlmo occupied by the message in
transit was seven hours, which will,
however, be reduced, Tho lino over
which It passed to Vancouver Is that
which the Canadian government has
been engaged In constructing for the
past four months,
i. -
Ily Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Tress.
New York, (Ut. 4, Mawvcll V, Long, of the
New Yoik Athletic ilub, this afternoon at the
liuttcuberg race track, broko the world's 410
jaid running uiord, going the distance in 17
bccunds. Tlu former moid of i7?i seconds was
held by Wrndlc Baker, and was made at Beacon
park, Boston,
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
New Yoik, Oct. i. Announcement was made
today by President Thomas, of the New York,
Susquehanna and Western railroad, of tho elec
tion as third yiie president of J. A. Jllddleton.
Mr. MiddUtuu will make bl lieduuartr In
till city,
Chinese Imperial Edict Is
Looked .Upon with
Much Favor.
Minister Conger Is Instructed to Re
port Whether the Edict Names
Persona Deserving Chastisement
and the Manner in Which the
United States Is to Be Assured
That Satisfactory Punishment Has
Been Inflicted,
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Washington, Oct. 4. Propositions of
a far-reaching character concerning
China are being presented in rapid suc
cession to this government. The state
department had no sooner disposed of
one of these propositions today by de
livering a response to the German gov
ernment, than it was confronted by an
even more important proposition sub
mitted by the French government, and
within half an hour formally seconded
oy the Russian government.
Tho answer to Germany covered the
subject of punishing Chinese offenders
and made known that the United
States had instructed Minister Conger
along the lines suggested by Germany.
These instructions look towards secur
ing the names of the persons deserv
ing chastisement, also whether the
punishments accord with the gravity
of the crime committed, and finally, in
what manner the United States and
the other powers are to be assured that
satisfactory punishment Is Inflicted.
Aside from these specific purposes of
the note It Is regarded as important
chiefly In establishing the most satis
factory relations between the govern
ments at Washington arid Berlin.
The Franco-Russian proposal takes a
much broader scope and submits a
programme under which the negotia
tions for a complete settlement can be
carried forward. The French charge,
M. Thiebaut, handed the proposition to
Secretary Hay shortly after noon to
day, and held a. brie'f'cohrerence con
cerning it. Half an hour later, M. De
Wollant, the Russian charge, arrived
at the state department, and handed
to Mr. Hay a note expressing Russian
approval of the propositions just sub
mitted by France. Mr. Hay gave no
formal answer to the two communi
cations, as they will go first to the
president at Canton.
The Franco-Russian proposition is
under four heads, namely: First, pun
ishment of the guilty parties; second,
interdiction of the shipment of arms
into China; third, payment of indem
nity to the powers; and fourth, suffic
ient guarantees for tho future.
In addition, a suggestion is made for
the establishment of a legation guard
at Pekin, for the razing of the Taku
forts, and for the maintenanco oE a
line of communication between Pekin
and the sea. The imnrosslnn lini-r. In
advance of action on these propositions
by our government Is that they con
tain nothing essentially unfitting them
to bo subjects of consideration in a
final settlement.
Regarding Indemnity.
The difficulty which is likely to arise
lies in the placing of proper limitations
upon tho scope of each head. This is
particularly true of the subject of
guarantees and, perhaps, of that of In
demnity. Still, as already suggested,
each is a mo3t proper subject for dis
cussion when the final negotiations ore
reached, and therefore M. Dele.issc's
broadest propositions, while likely to
consume some tlmo in reducing them
to ultimate and binding form, may be
said to have a fair reception awaiting
As to tho Interdiction of arms, the
state department alrendy has Intimated
that there may be a question as to Its
wisdom, and there is reason to believe,
also, that Germany will not view that
particular feature with approval.
But there appears to bo good reason
to expect that a middle ground will bo
reached by confining the Interdiction of
arms to a specified period, possibly to
bo fixed by the tlmo required by China
within which to pay tho Indemnity,
Tho chief objection to tho proposition
Is In Us being permanent in its pros
eht form.
What tho United States government
particularly desires to avoid is enter
ing Into a programme that leans In
any manner toward the maintenance
of a foothold on Chinese soil, and it
tho earlier propositions relative to tho
maintenanco of a line of free and safe
communication between Pekin and tho
sea and to tho legation guards can be
modified. In tho direction nf tomnnt-nm.
expedients, they will be more likely to
receive the support of our government,
it is apparent rrom the complexity of
tho Franco-Russian proposal that tho
phaso of negotiations thus Initiated
will take some tlmo to dispose of.
Following Is the text of tho Ameri
can reply to tha German note delivered
today by Secretary Hay to Baron
Speck Von Sternberg, tho German
charge d'affaires;
Text of American Reply,
The secretary of elate to the imperial (icrinan
charge. Memorandum In response to the In
quiries made nf tho secretary of state, Oct. 8,
J'XW, by the imperial Herman charge d'affaires,
touching the Chinese imperial edict in regard
to tho punishment of Prince Jumu and other high
Chinese oAiclals.
The Chinese minister communicated to the scc
retary of Mate on the '.'mi a telegram re
ceived by him from Plrcctor (Jeneral bheng, con
veying tho purport of an imperial edict dated
Sept. 15, 1000, by which the degradation and
punishment of Frliica Tuan and oilier high Chi
nese 'officials is decreed.
(Continued on Pg 4. J
Government Aid Given to Widow of
Murdered Native Official.
l)y Eelmlvo Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Manila, Oct. 4.The new commission today ap
propriated $237,000 (Mexican) for the pajment
of sundry expenses incurred bj the military
for the benefit of the insular government during
September, and also donated $1,500 (Mexican)
to the widow of the loyal and efficient Filipino
president of the tovvn of Ssnta Cruz, who was
vcngefully murdered by the Insurgents. The pur
pose is to show the United States government's
intention to protect its friends and faithful ser
vants, the Hollos of I'll nay Island and its civil
On Monday night tho rebels Killed Lieutenant
Max Wagner, ot the Twenty-sixth regiment of
Volunteer Infantry, near Pavia, Island of I'anay.
A detachment of tho Forty-fourth regiment at
Kohol Island, one of the Visa an group, encoun
tered a force of the enemy and killed thirty of
them, One American was killed.
The following cablegram lias been received at
the war department:
".Manila, Oct. 4.
"Adjutant General, Washington First infantry
to Marlndunue Oct. 0 on Sumner; General Hare
to command Island, with orders to push opera
tions until insurrection is stamped out abso
lutely. He will hive twelve full compinlcs of
Infantry for the purpose; Anderson's first opera
tions developed nothing. No report since Oct. 2.
The above despatch relates to reinforcements
sent to the island of Marlnduquc, where Captain
Shlcld-i and fifty-one men of tho Twenty-ninth
Volunteer infantry were cither killed or captured
by the insurgents.
Farmer Witnesses Wedding and Un
suspectingly Signs a Note.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
St. Paul, Oct, J. A Carver county farmer living
near Shakopee was recently victimized by a new
method. A young couple were married at his
houe and he slgnid as a witness of the ccie
niony. Four ddjs lJtcr a note for $450 bearing
the farmer's signature was discounted at the
Carver county bink. Neither the minister nor the
bilde or groom have been seen since the wedding.
An elderly nun in clerical gaiments slopped
at the house of the farmer a few dajd ago mid
requested permission to remain all night. He
asked the blessing at supper, held fjmlly pray
ers in the evening and vion the confidence of the
host and his family. Next morning there were
more pro) era and blessings, and the sti anger
stajed until late in the forenoon.
About 10 o'clock in the morning a young
man and woman drove up and asked to be di
rected to the house of some minister, as they
desired to get married. The farmer's wife thought
of her guest and invited the couple into the
house. The ceremony was pci formed in the pres
ence of the farmer and his wife, and at its con
clusion they gave their signatures as witnesses.
The case vva& reported to the state uilicials to
day by former btato Senator E. E. I)u Tolt, of
Stato Convention Adjourns Over
3,000 Men in Uniform on Parade.
Prizes Won by Pittston.
D Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
New Castle, Pa., Oct. 4. The Stato
Firemen's association has adjourned Its
meeting for 1900, but the delegates and
visiting firemen will not leave the city
until tomorrow evening. This after
noon the annual parade took place and
the column was over two miles long
and contained over 3,000 men in uni
form, not counting lire apparatus from
all parts of the state.
There were twenty brass bands and
drum corps in tho line and over 10,000
strangers were in the city. In fact,
it was the biggest day that Now Castle
ever knew. Tho closing sessions of the
association were devoted to hearing
discussions on various subjects of in
terest to firemen. President Mittlnger.
of Greensburg, who was elected yes
terday, was presented by the Harris-
burg companies with a gavel made
from a relic from the old stato capitol,
which was burned, and retiring Presi
dent Sam Smith, of Norristovvn, was
presented with a gold watch and chain.
There was not a fight on tho streets,
neither was there a visitor arrested
for bad conduct during the convention.
Before adjourning President Mittlnger
announced his standing committees for
the coming year as follows:
Executive Charles Cohen, Allentnwn; I, A.
lUline, Lock Haven; Ollbeil Giecnbcrg, Hunt
ingdon; Chris Sheet, Ilraddock; H. S. Smith,
Norristovvn; Abe Laiy, Philadelphia; Clinics 11.
I'cais, Itiadlng.
Law Ceorgo Nallinger, Philadelphia; E. Levi
Tittle, HarrSbmg; Pert Hcikawlt, Alloona; It.
H. Keller, Stroudaburg; J)r. V. W. Illackburn,
Tr.uiaporlallon h. Thorn is, Jr., Xorrislovvir,
P. 1". Ivjuffmanu, Columbia; C. L. Robinson,
Circular James M. H.uvey, Wairsville; Mix
Ilermin, HouUdale; T. !', Campbell, Ciihondale.
Topic J, II. llrovvn. New Cistlo; J. I.. An
drews, Iledfoul; John Steel, Pittsburg.
AdvertWng-O. T. Weaver, Allenlown; C. F.
Maurr, Wilkes-llarre; George S. llieker, Phila
delphia. Exhibit .fames A. Ilaxtcr, Phlladilphla; John
Clay, 'c-.t Cnnshohockeu; Frank II, lloseh, liar
rlsbiirg; W. V, Mejcr, bharpsburg; John Hor
ror ks, Johnstown.
Iliaui.iinc JcIIciboii Sh.inner, WY-.I Cluster;
James Tllby, Sharpshurg; .1, W. Curry,
llellef P. .T, Illckey, Scranton; ,T, 11. ."pears,
Heading; Marion Veibcckc, HarrUburg.
The results Jn prlzo contests this
afternoon wetn;
For bet baud, prUe, $100, won by the North.
vviMcru bind of Mcadvlllc; the llJglc lompany,
of Pittston, won prUc drill, with Curwensvillo
fecund; purms, $75 and $.1.1, Laigcst and bet
uniformed company, prises, $75 and $.13; Colum
bia bteam Fire company, first; Taj lor Hoe,
Meadvillc, i-etond. Finest uniform, Columbia
Steam Firo company; pure, $50. Ilest steam en.
glue in line, won by Heaver Falls; prize, $50,
Finest hose lanhigc or wagon, prie,, Home
btrad. Finest hook and ladder company, pri.e,
$.15, Mcadvlllc. Most grotesque Uarktown Fire
brigade, Pittston, JSUJU.
Hy Exclusive Who from The Associated Vresa
Hluomsbuig, Oct. 4, The Danville rolling mill,
which rcMimcd work tho ulhcr day, aftei having
bun idle for siveral montlw, owing to the con
dltiun of tho iron market, was closed down to
day because of ' strike of the employes against
it cut of 25 per (cut. In their wages. When
they resumed work puddleri were paid at the
ratu of four dollars a ton for their work, which
was the amount paid tho puddlers at the Head,
lug Iron lompary befoie tho 25 per cent, pit,
against which they unsuccessfully struck, went
into effect.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Treat.
Hairlsburg, Oct. 4. Elmer Garner was con
lctcd of first degree muider today in tiie Dauphin
county court for (hooting his brother-in-law,
Isaac Miller, last January, at Halifax. Tho jury
vvu out four hours.
Strikers Pay No Atten-
tion to Offer of
Local Unions Furnish Supplies for
Those in Need Forty Men Em
ployed by the Pond Creek and
Wilkes-Barre Coal Company in De
veloping a Mino Are Allowed to
Work Marchers Endeavor to Close
the Treverton Colliery.
Uy Excfu3tve Wire from The Associated Press.
Hazleton, Oct. 4. Not tho slightest
notice has been taken by the striking
miners of the ten per cent, increase
offered to the employes by several of
tho larger coal companies. As far as
is definitely known, not one striking
miner has accepted the advance, and
the question Is whether more men
have quid their places, notably in the
Schuylkill region, where three addi
tional collieries of tho Reading com
pany were shut down. The United
Mine "Workers' officials are still hard
at work trying to close the few mines
that continue in operation. All the or
ganizers and the national committee
men were In some part of the Hold
during the day, only President Mitchell
being on duty at headquarters.
Mr. Mitchell did little else than at
tend to his correspondence and answer
telephone calls from different sections
of the region. When he was asked
what was new in the strike situation,
he briefly replied: "We are waiting on
the operators." He said he had no in
formation today as to the movement of
the mine owners other than that print
ed in the newspapers. He also re
marked that tho call for an anthracite
miners' convention ia not vet. in siirht
"When the convention is p.qllnH hmv.
ever, Scranton will probably be chosen
cur ii, oecause or us avollabilitv for
convention purposes. But it is too early
yet to say that a convention will be
held there next Wednesday.
Applications for Relief.
Applications by striking minors for
relief are beginning to be received by
local unions in several sections of tho
anthracite field. President Mitchell said
tonight that wherever applications
have been made for relief necessary
supplies were furnished. A report was
received from Wllkes-I3arrc today that
a committee representing twenty-three
locals, embracing about 14,000 miners,
would confer with the national presi
dent over the telephone about relief,
but up to tonight this had not taken
About eighty men marched from
Preeland to Pond Creek today for the
purpose of Inducing forty men em
ployed by the Pond Creek and Wilkes
Bane Coal company to join the strik
ers. The maicheis reached there at
noon, just as the men were leaving the
mines. Tho strikers wore met ty Mr.
J. Latrobe, president of the company,
and Superintendent Thomas MoPar
land, and explained to the strikers that
the company was only developing the
mine and would send no coal to maiket
If the strikers would not ask the men
to quit work. Tho marchers agreed to
this proposition, and Mr. Latrobe took
the Freoland men to the village grocery
store and treated them to crackers and
The United Mine Woikers are mak
ing extra efforts to get tho men who
are still working In the Panther Creek
valley to strike and Join the union.
More organizers have been bent into
the valley with tho hopo of swinging
the 1,500 men still working there into
President Mitchell said) today that
the strikers of tho Lackawanna valley
will make an effort tc outdo the
Wlikes-Barro demonstration at Scran
ton next Wednesday. It Is tho Inten
tion to havo a big parado of miners
from the entire Lackawanna valley. A
mass meeting will follow, at which
President Mitchell and other Mine
Workers' officials will speak.
In Order to Avoid Trouble They
Have Decided to Close Their Mine
Until the Strike Is Over.
Py Exclusive IVIrs from The Associated Press.
Shamokln, Oct. 4. Three thousand
strikers, headed by a band and threo
hundred slate picker boys, tho latter
carrying small American (lags, left Mt.
Carmol at G o'clock this evening to
march to Trovorton, sixteen miles dis
tant, to compel tho woikmen of tho
North Franklin colliery to remain at
homo tomorrow, Tho North Franklin
operation had not ceased vork since
tho 'strike started, and .strikers from
all over tho legion weto angered over
the failure of tho Tievorton men to
tlo up tho colliery, hence, as the Mt.
Carmel marchers swung along tho
highway, they declared they would not
be bulked la their effort to tako tho
matter up themselves, Meantime tho
Philadelphia and Heading Coal and
Iron company had rushed a special
train, consisting of five carloads of
deputies from Schuylkill county, to tho
scene, General Gobln, at Shenandoah,
had also been usked to hold himself In
readiness to dispatch troops to Trov
orton, in caso a fight occurred, and
Sheriff Kerning, of Northumberland
(Continued on I'ago i.
Weather Indications Today,
1 Clcticral Ihxlcti n Strikers Ignore tho Ad
vance Proposition.
Scranton Miners Ilcjcct the 10 Per Cent. Oder.
Answer of the United Slates to Germany's
Note on China.
Meeting ot the Democratic Cluhs.
2 General Northeastern I'cnnylvanla News.
3 Local Viaduct Ordlnatico Now in Select
Court Proceedings.
i Editorial.
S local Scranton Miners ltcject the 10 Tcr
Cent. Offer (Concluded).
Recruits for the Marine Corps.
0 Local West Scranton and Suburban.
T Hound About the County.
8 General Live News of the Industrial World.
Financial and Comnicicial,
Fright and Nervousness Drive Wis
consin Man to Suicide Chose
His Marriage Day.
Ily Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Preis.
Milwaukee, Oct. 4. Frank Whlte
cad, a Whitewater farmer, killed him
self today rather than get married.
Dispatches from that city say White
head was engaged to Miss Llllio Tay
lor, and this was to have been the
wedding day. The prospective groom
had ordered a new outfit of furniture
for his house, and everything was In
readiness for tho ceremony.
Tiie furniture dealer is also on un
dertaker, and as he was loading up the
furniture this morning a message came
to him to leave the furniture and bring
a coffin Instead. Whitehead had shot
himself to death. The man has been
very nervous because of the approach
ing event, and no reason is known for
his self-destruction except pure fright
over the wedding ceremony. He left
nothing to account for his action. Yes
terday ho said to one of his farm
hands that lie would give anything if
he could get out of the ceremony, as
he did not feel that he could stand
up and be married before a lot of
The news of his death was brought
to Henry Taylor, father of the bride
that was to be and he communicated
it to his daughter. Mls3 Taylor faint
ed, and is prostrated by the shock.
Whitehead was a prosperous farmer
and both his family and that of Miss
Taylor are wealthy. The parents on
each side had ready a check of $1,000
as one of the wedding presents. The
couple had been engaged for about
a year, and the match seemed to bo
a happy one in every respect.
President of Mexico Would Not En
tertain Indians' Peace Proposal.
Fighting Continued.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Hermosillo, Mex., Oct. 4. Negotia
tions between the live Yaqui Indian
emissaries and President Diaz for tho
settlement of hostilities between the
Yaquis and the Mexican government
have failed to accomplish anything,
and the peace envoys havo arrived
hero on their way homo from the City
of Mexico. They report that President
Diaz refused to consider their proposal
for peace, because It Involved too many
concessions to the Indians. The emis
saries belong to tho peace faction of
the tribe and they hope to obtain a
modification of the original proposal
that will bo acceptable to the Mexican
authorities and bring about a termina
tion of tho disastrous war.
Fighting Is being continued, and the
government troops seem to be making
slow but steady advances Into tho In
dian country.
Three Young Men Had Been in
Shadow of the Gallows.
Uy Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Georgetown, Del., Oct. !. The grand
jury today ignored tho bill against
Kverett Derrlckson, Klbert Dawson
and Harry Godwin, threo young men,
woh were charged with a felonious
assault upon Miss Marcelia Tyre, of
near Uoxuna, and their attorney se
emed their release.
When this news became known out
side the court house a riot occurred
between tho friends of tho threo young
men and of tho girl. There wero a
number of fisticuffs and weapons wore
used, but there wero no fatalities,
Ah a result nf tho riot, a writ has
been faont down to flaltlmoro hundred
for tho nrrest of Josoph Dasoy and
others, who shot Into tho crowd and
threatened to assault several men
with' knives, according to tho charge
of Kverett Derriekson's father, who
filed tho complaints with tho attorney
Jury on Case of Tivoll Proprietor
Ily Kxeluslvc Wire fiom The Associated Press.
New Yoik, Oct, ::. Thu tilul of Charles 11.
AcKron, proprietor of tho Tivoll, u notoiiuui
resort of this city, was HnUhcd today, and the
July announced a dlsiRicimcnt. The Jury blood
ten to two for cunvlition fiom the ktart. Tho
jury was illsinkscd und Ackion's bond of $2,000
was continued.
Tho charue aifalmt Aikron vras Brand larceny
In the Ilrst dciircu in ucttlntr -i lot of i hairs
fi c in ,i Urookhu Hi in. Interest attaches to the
M)0 on uccmmt nf Aikron' ullcei'd iniluenco
with local politicians and protection by the
m !
Oy Kxcluslvo Wire from The Associated Tret.
Kansas City, Oct. 4. Jack Boot knocked ou
Dan Crcedon hero tonight In tho first round.
Operators' Offer Not Like
ly to Effect a Settle
ment of Strike.
Organizer Fred Dilcher Says Thers
Is Nothing for the United Mine
Workers to Pass Upon and That a
Convention to Consider the Offer
Contained in the Notices Posted by
Somo Pew of the Companies Will
Hardly Result in the Calling of a
Convention Lackawanna Men Fail
to Return to Work Prospects of
a Long and Bitter Struggle Big
Demonstration Next Week.
"We lenow of no ten per cent, offer."
This was the response by National Or
ganizer Fred Dilcher to a Tribune re
porter's query as to how tho strikers'
headquarters viewed the notices posted
by the Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western and some other companies.
"The fact that a few companies hero
and there have offered to increase their
men's wages, if they return to work,
Is liftrdly sufficient, you mU3t admit, to
warrant us In assuming that tho oper
ators have made us an offer. If all, or
a large majority, of the companies
joined in this offer, it might warrant
the Mino Workers' officers In counsel
ing the calling of a conventl&n to con
sider it. As tho matter rests now, how
ever, there is nothing before us."
When asked as to whether or not a
convention was likely In the near
future, Mr. Dilcher said that some
thing more inviting than the present
"offer" would havo to be forthcoming
before tho officers of the union would
concern themselves about the matter
of convention.
"Then a convention in this city next
week la hardly a possibility?" queried
tho reporter. "Hardly," responded Mr.
Nichols' Statement.
District President T. D. Nichols said
yesterday that ir a general ton per
cent, advance 'vvas offered, powder
fixed at $l.u0 a keg and the two weeks
pay law put into effect, a convention
would bo called to consider the pro
posal. The present offer of a portion
of the companies, however, was not
to be considered.
Mr. Dilcher, accompanied by Secre
tary John T. Dempsey, returned yes
terday afternoon from Hazleton, stop
ping en route to uddres.s a large and
enthusiastic niLCting at Avoca. Mr.
Dilcher will return this moining to
Hazleton and fiom there will sot out
for the Panther Creek Valley to com
plete the tie-up. President Nichols re
mained over in Wilkes-H;irrp.
Me.ssis. Dilcher and Dempsey brought
tho word that all the prominent figures
of tho union side of the strike will bo
in attendance at Wednesday's parade
and mass meeting. President Mitchell
is anxious to como to Scranton and
gave Secretary Dempsey positive as
surance that he will bo on hand. Tho
local officers oro bent on making this
demonfatration as groat or even greater
than that at AVilkes-Ilarro, Tuesday
last, and already havo their plans well
under way. All the mine employes of
Lackawanna county are to participate.
If tho operators haven't something
up their sleeve bettor than tho ten per
cent, offer, the community might as
well sottlo back for a long strike. Tho
miners won't havo It.
After a long fight tho operators
might bo ablo to forco the men to bo
content with this, or oven less, but to
end tho strike at onco a moro liberal
offer must bo made.
Not Passed Upon.
It was ofllclally given out after tha
meeting of tho United Mine Workers
olllcers in Hazleton, Wednesday night,
that the ton per cent, offer was not
passed upon. It was discussed, but tha
olllcers agreed thut It was not up to
them and that thoy wero not called
upon to do anything with It, As Mr.
Dilcher tors'ely puts It, tho union knowa
of no ten per cent, offer.
If any ono hud any doubt os to how
the miners vluwed tho offer, that doubt
must havo been sottled by yesterday's
developments. Tho Delaware, Lacka
wanna and Western company, abovo
all others, had a right to cxpeat that
Its men or many of them would return
to work If a ten per cent. Increase In
wages was offered. That Is all that
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Washington, Oct. 4. Forecast for Frt.
day and Saturday; Eastern Pennsylvania
Fair Friday and Saturday; light to .
4- fresh ooutbuostcrly winds. 4l
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