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SCRANTON, PA., MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 8, 1900.
Foreigners Are Gradually
Withdrawing from the
RUSSIANS TAKE THE LEAD
They Have Evacuated the Summer
Palace nnd the Japanese Have Also
Begun the Retrograde Movement.
British Authorities Arrest Enter
prising Parties Who Have Sold
Ammunition to the Boxers Ameri-
cans Examine the Brlc-a-Brac.
Li Hung Chang at Work.
6y Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Pekln, Oct. 1. The Russians have
evacuated the Summer Palace.
The Ninth Japanese biigadc Is leav
ing here. The Twenty-fit st Japanese
brigade will remain at Pekin and Tien
The Japanese retrognde movement
has begun, and Japan's forces In China
are being rapidly reduced. It Is offi
cially stated that half of the army will
return to Japan. Several Japanese
trains, said to contain a lot of treas
ure, have departed from the city. The
Japanese assert that the trains contain
The British authorities have arrest
ed a party of Pekln Chinese for selling
ammunition to the Boxers.
The Americans aro making a search
of the Forbidden City for the imperial
porcelain collection, not for loot, but
merely for the purpose of examining
Shanghai, Oct. 6. The British river
gunboat Woodcock has gone to Han
Kow to survey the Han river.
It is significant of future events, re
garding the capture of the Chinese
court, that the British river gunboat
Woodlark is surveying a landing place
near the Kang-YIn forts.
Li Starts for Pekin.
Tien Tsln, Oct. 6. LI Hung Chang,
whose visit to Pekin had apparently
been postponed indefinitely, left this
Xnornlng for the Chinese capital.
The five Belgian engineers and fif
teen missionaries who had been kept
prisoners for many weeks at Paotlng
Fu, but wore recently released under
orders from LI Hung Chang, who di
rected that they have safe escort to
Pekln, refuse to start, fearing treach
ery on the part of the Chinese escort.
Fought Li's Veterans.
London. Oct. 7. The Standard has
the following fiom Tien-Thin, dated
Friday, October 5:
"A German foice c.uno Into collision
with 8,000 Chinese, described as Boxers,
a few miles south of Tien-Tbin, this
mo.tning. The Germans were checked
and compelled to retire on TiPii-Tsln.
"Theie is reason to believe that the
Chinese In this cuse were not Boxera
but were LI Hung Chang's veterans,
who had been ordered to wait near
here in view of the possibility that the
foreigners v mid bar his progress to
Trouhlo at Sal-Wan.
Hong Kong, Oct. 7. Yesterday a
thousand rebels attacked the market
town of Sal-AVan, eight miles north
east of San Chun, but were defeated.
The people of San Chun closed thvjlr
shops, expecting to be attacked also.
The troops here arc being held In
readiness for any emergency, and the
poltce forces along the Kowloon fron
tier have been Increased.
London, Oct. 7. In a dispatch from
Pekin to the Times, dated October 1,
Dr. Morrison says:
"It looks now as if M. Do Olers (the
Itusslan minister to China) would ne
gotiate with LI Hung Chang at Tien
Tsln. The American withdrawal will
facilitate Russia's negotiations con
"All tho mandarins In Pekln have
declined tho empiess dowager's orders
to proceed to Tnl-Yuen-Fu, assigning
WHIPPED BY A WOMAN.
W. Bent Wilson, a Lafayette Editor
Cowhlded in His Office,
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press,
Lafayette, Ind Oct. 7, W. llcnt Wilson, pro.
prlttor of the Morning Journal, a Democratic
newspaper, was publicly whipped m Ms of.
fl'.o this afternoon by Jlrs. (Iconic C. Drjant,
one stroke of the lash cutting Into Mr. Wilson's
face over tho left eje.
Tho cause of the attack was a Journal editorial
reflecting upon Mrs. Bryant's husband, who la
it present in Waihlnglnii, 1), C, Wilson do.
(lined to appear against hU assailant,
CORNER STONE AT JERUSALEM.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Jerusalem, Oct. 7, Today the bishop of Jem
talem, in the name of the pope and in tho
rreeencc of the German consul and 600 Ucrman
pllyrims, laid tint cornerstone of the ch'lrcl.
which is to be erected on Mount -Ion, on the
lite Abdul ilamtd picscnlcd to Dmperor Wll.
llam on tho occasion of tho latter' islt to
the holy land.
By Excluslie Wire from The Associated Press.
PatU, Oct. 7. A Iaro crowd witnessed the
match today, on the cjclln; track at the Parlo
des I'rlncii, between the I'icikIi, Ihihh ami
American oiling champions, Jacquelin, Meyer
aod Tom Cooper. The contest, which was In
three heats, was won by Jariuellii. the positions
of the men in eaih hat belrg Jacquelin first,
Cooper, second, and Jicrs, third.
COAL PRICES ADVANCE.
State of Trade as Indicated by the
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Oct. 7. The Ledger in
its coal article tomorrow will say:
Tho anthracite coal trade presents practically
unchanged conditions. The short supply of coal
naturally affects consumers and prices arc firm
and advancing, but the mild weather has had
the usual influence of retarding orders. There
lias hardly bi-en the rush to fill coal bins that
might have been seen In such a state of the
market had a sharp cold spell set In. 01 rourso
the strike is expected to end soon, but Just
when Is not yet apparent, nnd the present uncer
tainty, therefore, continues. There Is Aery little
mining now going on and the Htocks on storage
are being depleted, l'urlher advances in circu
lar prices by the companies arc imminent, and
It Is evident that wholcsile prices will remain
firm, ntthough the ctilkc will soon terminate
ond nctte work recommence throughout tho an
thracite field. The September output of an
thracite coal was i,Kt,Kn ton, rompired with
4,3i,CJ9 tons In September, 1891). Tho strlko
helped reduce th" outp.it of last month.
The Royal Personage nnd His Bride
Welcomed by the Inhabi
tants of Brussels.
By Etclusho Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Brussels, Oct. 7. Prince Albert, of
Belgium and his bride, Duchess Eliza
beth, of Bavaria, were received at the
town hall this afternoon. The royal
procession was warmly acclaimed by
The Socialist members of the muni
cipal council were absent from the cer
emony. "When it was over the royal couple
appeared on a balcony facing the
square, where school children were as
sembled to tho number of 5,000. The
latter waved thousands of Belgian and
Bavarian flags, while the onlookers
generally cheered and waved handker
chiefs. The children then sang a popular
patriotic hymn 'while the prince and
princess reviewed them. As the So
cialists kept their promise not to de
monstrate in favor of amnesty and
universal suffrage and as no hostile
manifestations were made, the royal
procession went on foot to the Bourse,
where It was received with great en
thusiasm. Prince Albert and tho princess .sur
rounded by their suite, stood at tho
bead of the grand stair-case and
watched the school children and then
the numerous societies marched by,
each delegation throwing a bouquet
at the feet of the piincess.
TORNADO'S PATH .
An Entire Family of inlanders Are
Wiped Out Other Damage
from the Winds.
By ExchttUe Wire from The Associated Press.
Bywawick, Minn., Oct. 7. Saturday a
totnado passed through a Pinlander
settlement on Pike river, about two
miles north of Bywawick, wiping out
an entlie- family of six, husband, wife
and four children. Owing to meagre
advices, their names cannot be loarncd.
The body of Marowitz, a man that was
missing yesterday after the tornado
passed by, was found a quarter of a
mile away from his house on the rocks
in a horribly mutilated condition.
William Hilmstrom, another tornado
victim, who had his skull fractured,
died last night at the hospital here.
RELIEF STILL NEEDED
The Report That Galveston Is in No
Need of Assistance Is Not True.
By Eiclushe Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Galveston, Oct. 7. "Walter C. Jones,
mayor, requests the Associated Press
to transmit the following:
The Hed Cross agent at New York telegraphs
(hat reports Imvc obtained publicity tint Clara
Marlon has been in Washington and is there
now, nnd that ull need of relief here la past.
This is not true. Miss llarton has been here
constantly slmo her arrhal a week after the
storm. There is an inimen.se unmount of work
still to be done, Coritaes are still being found
or an aeugo ot twenty a (lay, uud Miss llaiion
will iciiuln here, as the Hed Cross can be of
benefit to the Btrliken people,
(ialu'ston Is now exploiting her Borrows or
sufTirlngs, but thousands are Ihing in tents
and thousands arc crippled. All the able bodied
aru working and tho whole people making the
bravest kind ol an effort to overcome their
WAITERS ON STRIKE.
Twenty-two of the Cadet Mess at
West Point, Ask Higher Wages,
Special to the Si ronton Tribune,
West Point, N. Y Oct. 7. Twenty
two of the waiters In the Cadet mess
stopped work Just before tho dinner
hour last night and refused to handle
ration unless a raise of $5 per month
in their salary was guaranteed. Major
Hall, treasurer of the commlssasry de
partment, was summoned and nc
cceded to their dcmnivl. A strike Is
also pending in two of the other de
partments. The grlevnnces are based
upon tho recent Increase in tho num
ber of cadets, which naturally makes
additional work for the civilian em
ployes. The old scale for the mess hall wai
ters was $20 per month, with rations.
By KxcluiUe Wire from Tho Associated Press.
New York, Oct. 7. Arrived: Etruria, IJtei.
pool and Queenstown; 1-a Touralne, Havre,
balled; 0th, Anchoria (In the lowir bay on
account of dense fog, and proceeded this morn
ing); Campania, (juccnstovvn and Liverpool;
Pennsylvania, Plymouth, Cherbouig and Ham
burg; Ethiopia, Movllle and fllasgow; Ems,
Gibraltar, (iinoa and Naples. Southampton
Sailed: DctitscMand (from llrcme , Cherbourg
and Siiw York. Dromon Arrived: Allcr, New
York via FouUuinpton. Antwi'p-Arrived;
Noordlund, New York. Queemtowa Sailed
Lucanla, Liverpool for New York.
The Guerilla Bands Arc
Again Disposed to
THEIR FIELD TACTICS
In Military Maneuvers the Filipinos
Are Becoming More Skilful and
Imitate the American Plan of Ac
tion Senor Mabini Loses His Pow
er to Influence tho Natives Com
mission Revising the Tariff.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Manila, Oct. 7. Four troops of cav
alry and two companies of infantry
have recently reinforced General
Young In Northern Luzon, where the
Insurgents are concentrating In tho
mountains of North and South Ilocos
provinces, under tho leadership of All
pay, the excommunicated priest and
General Tino and General Villanouve,
who had been quiet for some time, aro
now showing signs of becoming ac
tive, as the end of the rainy season
Of late, there has been considerable
scouting and skirmishing in the prov
inces of Abra and North Ilocos, though
without decisive results. It is ob
vious, however, that maneuvers of
the Filipinos arc more skillful than
formerly, and that tho field tactics of
tho Americans arc being followed by
Senor IMabint, the virtual founder of
the so-called Filipino government, who
was captured by the Americans last
December and lodged In jail in Ma
nila, has been liberated. As he had
always persistently refused to take the
oath of allegiance to the United States
government, he had maintained his
reputation among the Filipinos as a
resolute patriot. They now believe
that he hns reached a private under
standing with tho American authori
ties, which has secured his release;
and consequently he has lost most of
his popularity, although he is still con
sidered the leader of tho dominant
This week the commission will begin
the work of revising the tariff, mak
ing use of the results of tho investi
gation of the army board In this direc
tion. It is the intention of the com
mission to give American trade a bet
ter chance than it has heretofore en
joyed, owing to the high duties.
BATTLE AT WYOMING.
Six Lithuanians Start a Fight in
Which All Are Wounded.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Wllkes-Barre, Oct. 7. At West Wyo
ming, a small mining village six miles
north of this city, last night, six Lith
uanians started a fight In a bar-room
and before it ended every man in the
party was wounded. Revolvers, knives
and clubs and a hatchet were used.
"When tho belligerents got through the
bar-room resembled a slaughter house.
Two constables placed the six men
under arrest and physicians sewed
The names of the parties participat
ing in the battle are: Andrew Ku
shukl, head split open; George Bohin
ski, broken jaw; Theodore Rtngans,
face slashed, and three brothers named
Uustas, cut in face.
Whole Villages Washed Away and
Thousands of Acres of Crops
By Exclusive Who from Tho Associated Press.
Tampico, Mexico, Oct. 7. Tho Pn
nuco and Tames rivers, which empty
Into the gulf at this place, are on one
ot tho biggest rises In their history,
and great damage has been wrought
by the floods in the populated and cul
tivated vulleys above here. At one
point near Chlla station, on the line of
the Mexican Central railroad, the
Tames river Is over fifty miles wide
and has swept to destruction hundreds
of houses occupied by Mexican farm
ers and laboiers. Many cases of drown
ing are reported.
AH tho tributaries of these rivers in
the south and eastern parts of the state
of San Luis Potost are out of their
banks and hnvo washed away whole
villages and ruined thousands of acres
of growing crops.
BOERS ON THE RETREAT,
By Excluslto Wire from The Associated Press.
London, Oct. 8. It is estimated, according to
the I'eitermarluburg correspondent of the Dally
Mall that from 4,00" to 6.000 Uocis nave ic
treated from Pilgrim's IlCbt, northeast, of l.y
dtnhurg, with four long toms and -2 other guns.
The correspondent understands that (heir loiij
torn ammunition is almost exhausted.
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Presa.
llarrUhurg, Oct. 7. A rear-end collision be
tween two freight trains occurred on the Phila
delphia, llarrisburg and PitUburg brinch of
the Heading railway at Grantham station tarly
this morning. George A. Weller, tho engineer,
i Tburmont, Mil., was killed.
THE CLAIM AGAINST TURKEY.
Oft Repeated Promises of Payment
Not Yet Fulfilled.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Oct. 7. Inquiry at tho stale de
partment discloses the fact that there hive been
no recent development1) In regard to the chlm
of tho United States against Turkey for indem
nity on account ol missionary property destroyed
at Ilarput and elsewhere several jeara ago. The
claim has been presented several times to the
Turkish provernment, the most recent presenta
tion being made by Mr. (lriacom, tho United
States charge d'affaires, at Constantinople. In
each case the Turkish government, instead ot re
pudiating tho claim, has promised a settlement,
and tills is the state of the case at present.
Some montlia ago, Hear Admiral Ahmed Pacha,
of the Turkish navy, came over here to purchase
a ship, with the unofllclally understood purpose
of compromising with the claimants under cover
of the puiclianc. He carried homo a number at
plana from American shipbuilders, but he did
not buy n essel, so far as la known hcic. Mean
while, with a lew to Impressing on tho Turk
ish government Its dissatisfaction with Its dila
torineis, tho state department has allowed Mr.
Straus, tho minister to Turkey, to remain in
the United States, There the matter rctts for
the present, There have been no developments,
and none arc expected In the near future.
SCHOONER CUT DOWN
IN A DENSE FOG
The A, A. Shaw Containing 900 Tons
of Coal Is Sunk by the Old Do
minion Ship, Hamilton.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, Oct. 7. Tho Old Domin
ion steamship Hamilton brought to
this port today Captain Smith and
seven men who comprised the crow of
tho Philadelphia schooner A. A. Shaw,
bound from Philadelphia to Providence
with 000 tons of coal. The vessel lies
on the bottom with all satis set and
masts sticking twelve feet out of the
water In the course of coastwise ves
sels. The schooner was cut down in
tho dense fog by the Iron stern of the
Hamilton three miles from Northeast
Bnd lightship, off Cape May, at 7
o'clock this morning. The Hamilton
was on her way here from Norfolk,
with ten cabin passengers and a gen
eral cargo. She was going at a ten
knot speed when the accident oc
curred. The schooner was heading off
shore and southeast. The lookout on
the schooner was blowing the fog horn
at intervals and he could hear the
whistle of the steamship as she loomed
up In the fog. The mate. William
Howlett, had just come on deck from
below when the big hull of tho liner
appeared out of the fog. He saw her
at tho same moment that the lookout
man sighted her. The shouts brought
all the men on the sailing craft on
fieck. A mdment later the stem of the
yfnmilton crashed into the Shaw amid
ships on the starboard side. The blow
was terrific and the big liner cut
through the schooner to the -weather
side of the hatch. At the same time
the main mast fell acioss the liner's
bow, carrying away some of her rig
ging. After striking, tho Hamilton kept
her nose in the breach while the men
"on her threw ropes to those ort the
schooner. One man grasped a heavy
lino and jumped Into the water. He
was much exhausted xlien pulled on
the deck of the llnor. The others,
with tho exception of the steward and
one seaman, got aboard safely or the
ropes. The last two when they saw
that a collision could noti be avoided,
launched a yawl boat and succeeded
In getting into her. They were In dan
ger of getting crushed by the Hamil
ton, but got her free.
While the men ware being rescued
by the ropes, an officer and boat's
crew launched one of the Hamilton's
boats and, putting out, rescued the
two men In the boat. As soon as the
wrecked men were all on board, the
Hamilton backed away from tho Shaw
and she sank almost Immediately. On
tho deck of the Hamilton the men were
surrounded by those or the passen
gers who were about so early, and
later in tho day a collection was taken
up for them. After It wns over, each
of the men received about $15.
The A. A. Shaw was owned in Phila
delphia. She was about fifteen years
old and of 900 tons but den. Except
for a slight damage to her rlgnlgg,
caused by the, falling of the schooner's
main mast, tho Hamilton was not
ROOSEVELT AT CHICAGO.
Spends the Say with Senator Hanna.
Banquet at Chicago Club.
By Exclushe Wire from The Associated Press.
Chicago, Oct. 7. Oovernor Hoosovelt
spent tho greater part ot the day with
Senator Hanna talking over plans for
tho campaign and tonight was ban
queted by tho Republican national
managers at tho Chlcugo club. Among
those present were United States Sena
tors Fairbunks, Beverldge, Hanna, Cul
lom and Spooner. Mr. Roosevelt, In
addressing tho guests, reviewed his
western trip and predicted success for
tho Republican ticket.
In tho morning the governor attended
services at Trinity Dutch Reformed
church, after which he went for a drive
In company with Colonel Curtis Gould,
Governor Roosevelt's speech-making
trip will bo resumed tomorrow morn
ing. He will leave nt 7.15 o'clock over
the santa Fo road and will mako sev
eral addresses In Illinois towns, reach
ing St. Louis tomorrow night, where
he will remain until Wednesday,
ANOTHER APPEAL FOR AID,
By Eiclushe Wire from Tho Associated Press.
dahcfcton, Oct. 7, Mm. Clara llarton, prcsl
dent of tho lied Cross society, has issued a
statement to tho manufac tillers and business
men ol the cnuutiy, in which blio appeals to
them for aid In the way of lumber, hardware,
builders' material and household goods and
other inatcrill in the buildlne; of homes (or
those who lost their all in tho recent storm.
FIRE CHIEFS' CONVENTION.
By Excluslv Wire from Tho Associated Vreu
Washington, Oct. 7. A convention of the
chiefs of the flic departments in the United
State will be held at Charleston, K. O., the
coming week. About ono hundred flro chief
wero in the city today, and left bere at 7
o'clock tonight In a special train over the At
lantic Coast line for Charleston,
Marchers at Hazlcton
Must Hereafter Obey
STRIKERS MUST DECIDE
None of the Officials of the United
Mine Workers Will Take a Hand in
the Settlement of the Strike The
Miners Must Say Whether or No
They Will Accept the Ten Per Cent,
Increase Convention Will Prob
ably Be Held in Scranton Belief
That Miners Will Accept Increase.
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Hazlcton, Oct. 7. A representative
of the Associated Press learned to
night that Sheriff Harvey has reached
the limit of his patience in regard to
the marching of large bodies of men,
and that the marchers must obey his
request to remain within the pale of
the law or take the consequences. It
is known that he feels he has been as
lenient with the crowds as he could
possibly be, and that the action of
several hundred men in running ncross
the property of Calvin Pardee & Co.,
at Lattlmer, yesterday has had much
to do with the decision to be more
Tonight a carload of thp sheriff's
deputies, fully armed, lies in the Le
high Valley railroad yards ready to
start at a moment's notice. A loco
motive Is nearby, with steam up, nnd
all the telegraph operators on the Le
high Valley system In this region are
on duty for the purpose of sending
messages to Sheriff Harvey and to the
chief of the coal and Iron policemen.
It was also learned that, owing to
ruomrs of contemplated marches to
morrow morning, all the coal compan
ies in this region have extra coal and
iron police on duty tonight. All the
Lehigh Coal company collieries In this
city aro heavily guarded. This com
pany had squads of its policemen
brought here tonight from Wllkes
Barre, Mahonoy City, Centralla and
Mitchell Held Responsible.
Sheriff Harvey called on President
Mitchell at the strike headquarters
this afternoon, and requested him as
pre'sident of the United Mine Workers
to use his Influence to have the strik
ers refrain from further marching, and
that if he did not, then Mitchell would
be held morally responsible for What
ever happened. Mr. Mitchell, it Is un
derstood, informed the sheriff that or
ders for the marching did not emanate
from headquarters, but nevertheless
he -would do all in his power to Itave
the men on strike preserve tho peace
in every possible manner.
As far as could be learned tonight,
there will be no marching tomorrow
morning, in which event there is hard
ly llkoly to be any trouble.
The sheriff's deputies are sworn in
by him and are paid by the county,
and the coal and Iron police aro com
missioned by the state to act as bpeclal
policemen, but are under the orders
and pay of the coal companies which
W. J. Elliott, an aide on Major Gen
eral Miller's staff, Pennsylvania Na
tional Guard, was called on tonight by
President Mitchell. The two were to
gether for a short time. The object
of the conference is not known, as
neither would havo anything to say
regarding their talk.
President Mitchell will go to Sha
mokln Tuesday morning for the pur
pose of participating in tho labor
demonstration at that place. Prom
Shamokln ho will go directly to Scran
ton,, where another labor demonstra
tion will be held on Wednesday.
Beginning of the End.
Hazlcton, Oct. 7. A conference which
is believed to mark tho beginning of
the end of the anthracite coal minors'
strike, which enters upon Its fourth
week tomorrow, was held at tho head
quarters of tho United Mine Workers
hero this afternoon, Those present be
sides President Mitchell wero Fred
Dllcher, of Ohio, a member of tho ex
ecutive board, and Presidents t. D,
Nichols, of district No. 1, Lackawanna
and AVyomlng valleys; James Duffy, of
district No, 7, Lehigh valley, and John
Fahy, of district No. 9, Schuylkill val
ley. Although no information was given
out, It Is known that the question of
Issuing ,a call for a joint convnntlon
was tho principal matter discussed,
Tho Associated Press Is able to an
nounce that the coming convention will
be held at Scranton, unless something
unforeseen should ariso between now
and tho time of Issuing the call, Be
sides taking up tho matter ot a con
vention call, It Is understood that the
question of jepresentatlon was also
considered. The three district presi
dents made full reports as to tho con
ditions us they now exist In their re
President Mitchell, after tho confer
ence, said ho would havo something to
Bay tomorrow In regard to the conven
tion. If the date has been fixed, onlv
Mr, Mitchell nnd his colleagues know it,
Of course, the principal matter to
come before the miners will be the ai
ceotunco or rejection of the ten pet
cent. Increase made by most of the op
era tots. President Mitchell said today
that not one ofllclul of the United Mine
Workers will take a hand in any action
the convention might take, as the men
must themselves settlo everything that
comes before them. How long the con-
Contiuucd on Page 2.
THE MEWS THIS HORNINtt
Weather Indications Today,
RAIN I COOLCH.
1 General Sheriff Harvey Will Not Permit Any
Indication of the Knd ot the Strike.
Foreigners Kvacuatlna; Pekln.
Filipino Guerrillas Decerning Active.
2 General Northeastern PcnnyUanla News.
.1 Local r.ffort to Do Made to Have the Uvcr
hart Caso Propped.
Celebration of tho Festival ol Succolh.
News and Comment.
5 Local Indications of the End of tho Strike
Sermon by Itcv. Rogers Israel, D. P.
0 Local West Scranton and Suburban,
7 Hound About the County.
8 Local Saturday's Foot Ball Games.
Live Industrial Kens,
LOOKING AFTER THE
The Colonies of Repeaters from Sa
loons, Gambling Houses and
Brothels in New York Will
Dy Exclushe Wire from The Associated Tress.
New York, Oct. 7. John McCullagh,
state superintendent of elections for
tho 'Metropolitan district, today sent
out several letters to the authorities
of this city touching on the coming
elections. In a letter to Chief of Police
Devery, McCullagh calls that official's
attention to the fact that the days of
registration will fall on Oct. 12 and 13
and Oct. 19 and 20, and says:
"The past experiences of this depart
ment demonstrates very clearjy that
the sources of the debauchment of
franchise in the city of New York are
found In pool rooms, gambling houses,
disorderly houses, houses of prostitu
tion, saloons run under the guise of
hotels in order to evade the provisions
of the excise law and the dives of even
Mr. McCullagh then at some length
details the successful prosecution of
illegal voters and their sponsors after
the elections of November, 1899, and
calls attention to the fact that the evi
dence in these cases showed that they
were engineered by persons having of
ficial connection with the city govern
ment and that illegal votes wero drawn
from the houses quoted In the abstract
of the letters given above. He then
says that lie has lately caused the In
vestigation to be made of such resorts
in the city of New York and has in his
possession sworn affidavits establish
ing violations of almost every provision
of law and ordinances relating to such
places, a majority of which are located
on tho East Side, below Fourteenth
street, and from which are recruited
the gangs of floaters and repeaters
who work In connection with the
habitues, employes and hangers-on of
slmllnr tesorts in tho old and new
"Tenderloin" and other parts of the
city. From the evidence that has come
Into my possession I am convinced that
an organized attempt is being made
to colonize Illegal voters for tho next
general election In and from these
Mr. McCullagh then submits the ad
dresses of over two hundred saloons
or other resorts alleged to be on tho
character mentioned and says that If
prompt action is not taken by Chief
Devery In suppressing these resorts ho
will invoke the aid of the state au
thorities, who are specifically empow
ered by law to proceed in these mat
ters. He also calls the attention of the
chief to the law which directs tho po
lice oflicisils to cause an investigation
of each name registered and tho pen
alty for the neglect of each duty. His
letter closes with a demand that the
chief and the members of his command
shall give to the superintendent of
elections all the aid In his power in
This communication to the chief Is
followed by nnother to each police cap
tain In the territory named, which
practically cover tho same ground, and
also a similar letter to Mayor Van
IN OHIO RIVER
George Fuller Had Saved Twenty
Three Lives at Louisville Palls.
tJy Eicluslvo Wire from The Associated Presa.
Joffersonvllle, Ind., Oct, 7. Qeorgo
Fuller, aged 10 years, who saved twenty-three
persons from being dashed to
death on the falls of tho Ohio, was
drowned this afternoon. He was em
ployed by the government on tho work
of widening the channel and fell from
a boat, striking his head on a rock,
rending him unconscious.
Fuller lived on tho embankment over
looking the falls, and tho night was
never too dark or stormy for him to
respond to a cry for help. With his
brother, Hiram Fuller, ho had assisted
In saving over ono hundred lives,
An Important Mass Meeting at
Toledo Twelve Hundred Attend.
Dy Exclushe Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Toledo, O., Oct. 7. The biggest mass
meeting of men probably identified
with the five groat railroad organiza
tions and lady olllclals of auxiliary or
ganizations convened hero today, P,
M. Arthur, F. P. Sargent, E. K. Clark
and muny others made addresses this
afternoon and evening.
An executive session was held late
tonight. Several objects are In view.
One Is to prepare for concerted action
on Important ovents; another is to es
tablish a general pension fund for
superannuated employes, and the coal
strike situation may be. taken up to
morrow. Political discussions are not
permitted. About twelve or fourteen
hundred aro hero from all over the
Convention Is at Hand and
All Parties Want a
ASSURANCE WAS GIVN
Reliable Information Has It That
the Operators Were Given to Un
derstand That the Ten Per Cent.
Offer Would Be Accepted Before the
Offer Was Made Ex-President
Ratchford of the Mine Workers
Union the Likely Go-Between.
Sanger of Politicians Interfering
to Prevent an Immediate Settle
ment The Call for the Convention
Was Being Held Back Till the
Offer Became a General One.
At a strikers' mass meeting In
Shenandoah Saturday, President Mit
chell, of tho United Mine Workers, an
nounced that a call for a convention
to consider the ten per cent, offer,
would be issued in a fewfcdays. Ho
"I wish to announce that in a few
days a convention will bs called.
Every mine will be requested to send
delegates. If you believe a net ad
vance of ten per cent. In your wages
Is enough, then your 'votes will de
cide the question. If you prefer that
the strike should go on, Mitchell will
be with you. In this strike, we must
all win together or go down together."
As yet no notice of tho convention
has been received by the local officers
of the Mine Workers union, but It is
expected today. The probabilities are
that the convention will be held in thla
city and that It will take place Thurs
day. President Mitchell said recently
In Wllkes-Barre that if a convention
was held, It would likely be held In
Scranton. Hazleton had 'the prelimi
nary conventions, Wllkes-Barre had
big demonstration and Scranton should
have the next big event, he argued.
There will be between 300 and 400 dele
gates in attendance, rfnd it is posfl
ble they villi be In session two or three
The Cause of It.
Tho action of the Individual opera
tors in agreeing to join in the ten
per cent, offer is judged to be re
sponsible for tho convention call. It
may be and It may not be. "Very likely
It was responsible in that it furnished
an excuse for making the call.
Tho convention, It Is now learned on
the most reliable authority, was a
surety from tho very ouset. Tho oper
ators and President Mitchell had an
understanding, and tho gist ot their
understanding was that if tho ten per
cent, offer was forthcoming, the Uni
ted Mine Workers would call off tho
strike. The operators took it for
granted that Ptesldent Mitchell could
deliver the goods.
But, It will be said, President Mit
chell declares positively that he has
had no communication with tho opera
tors regarding strike settlement, and
tho tnlne operators could not have had
any dealings with hlin, unless they
broke their pledge to not recognize
tho United Mine workers' organiza
tion. Just at' present, It is sufficient
to say that Senator Mark Hanna
brought about tho ten per cent, offer
and that ex-President Ratchford, of
tho United Mine Workers, now a
member of tho Industrial commission
of Ohio, to which he was appointed
by Senator Hanna, was active in the
negotiations for strike settlement.
Watched with Interest,
It is results, however, that the com
munity lg at present mostly concerned
in, and every step towards a speedy
settlement of tho strike will be watch
ed with Intense Interest. Likewise will
the people watch and mark any movo
tending to hinder the settlement of the
strike. Especially will tho publlo eye
bo upon tho politicians who think to
mako capital out of tho strike and who
might not hesitate to prolong it un
necessarily to servo their own selfish
ends, Candidates for ofllce who are
relying on their closo nfullntlon with
tho United Mlno Workers as their chief
stock in trndo will bo subjecting them
selves to suspicion by nnyactlon on
their part that would put a Btraw In
tho way of a peaceful and speedy cul
mination of tjio conflict, no matter
how sincerely they may believe they,
are acting for the miners' good.
Continued on Pago S.
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WEATHER FORECAST, X
Washington, Oct. 7. Forecast for
4- Monday and Tuesday: Eastern Peniuyl-
tvinla Italn and cooler Monday; Tuaa- -f
day, fair; brisk northwesterly wlada. -i
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