The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, October 10, 1900, Image 1

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Mr. Charles R. Flint Dis
cusses the Mis-Called
An Address by the Original Pro
moter of Combines to the Illinois
Manufacturers' Association at
Their Annual Dinner on Chicago
Day A Careful Consideration of
the Good Features of tho Much
Abused Trusts.
ay Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Chicago, Oct. 9. Charles H. Flint, oC
New York, was tho principal speaker
tonlKht at the autumn dinner of the
Illinois Manufacturers' association at
the Grand Pacllle hotel. Charles A.
riamondon, president of the associa
tion. Introduced Mr. Flint, whose re
marks evoked frequent applause.
Mr. Flint said:
A combination ot labor is a trades union; a
combination ot intelligence a imtvcniV, a com
bination of money a bank; an com
bination U a combination of labor, inUllicime
ami money, popularly miscalled a. "Trust."
Combination is coincident, v.illi iilir.n ion. S-av-hkcs
have little po.ver ornithine, hu-auf-R "i
binatiou depends mi tnitt In "iir fellow man,
ami in primitive life it is Irar that rules.
Jn the evolution of industrial lilr. one of the
flrat. steps was to Mihdivblo inotluc-li"ii Inln
frades. Each did what ho mulil "lo l.-t, set
tling acrounts by a cxchvnp of proilii-l. Later.
tl.obo ensured in the s-.iue li.ide fcunuii part
rersliirn, then corpora ions, .nul iln.illy mi
fdidationi of o miornt loin.
Against this march of protrirv. there
baa always been opposition. Then. Ii.iv.- always
been those who, appealing In .spi'i-ial,
to the nnsueeessful, Hi" ili'C'uilcnteil .mil Hie
misinformed, bale endeavored lo obtain pnllt'eat
favor by opposing prosriw. by emlcivoilng 10
prevent the nitutal. niiiliially, 10 "
rralion between eapilal and l.ihor. 'Ihcie via.
an anti-fast mail iiarty in England in the lime
of Charles ir, and the king mid i-miiii'll vvoio
petitioned to decree "No iull.' roam
should be pcrniitled to have more than four
horse."", to Mart oftener tli.111 onee a weel;, or
to go more thin Ihirly miles a de" .Vai
aiiley"a comments on thN l1M0rie.1l rerun!
read like prophcey. "We Miiili- at the
things," ho Mid, and piodiilod.- "ft is nt im-pivs-ihlo
that our dcscendcnls', when 'her reai
of the hostility offerrtl by cupidity and nrejiidiee
to tlio Improvements of the niiiotseiilu cen
tury, may binilo in their turn."
Today there arc men of intellectual refinement
ntn! pleading personality far removed riom the
centers of tinanee, commerce and ac
tivity, vvho vend of industrial life, but who are
not in it j who are ctudjln,r Hie history of hi
ii1islri.1l proCTi'", but are rot lu.iutng
history and yet, as liMn.uck .-.lid, "cuimiI
v.'tth the d.ingernui gilt nt or.iloiy." flu- are
advocating thooiics ill Intones- and illume
if adopted, would shike the very I'oii'ni.itious t,
our iud1ntri.1l existence 'I'liey arc h.ilHhiiiLcr-,
because tliey think without the fait--.
In th:3 great territory of ouw we njv.i.w have
Willi iw those who tiy to make people believe
that their siding N the main We have
hail the "Know-not king" u.r.:e, the "(tiveuli.ul,"
crnze, the "flranger" tiac, and tlie "Silver'
cruse but they were all lejeunl l,.v ihe c.""'"l
fense of the Ametic.m pioph-. Today oiir fann
ers recognl'.o that tlie 111:11 U - im' the wmld
havo been opened t' lliem ilnoiuh the gnat
systems of railway, whhli have ic-nlt il in the
heavy steel rail, the r!i.iit.v-oiii LuoiiH'iiw. and
tlie contlmioiH hud. l.tonotniiMlly tlie wheal
fields of Dakota lie neater to lauiduii end l'.uls
tlian tho farnn of Yurkh-lio :u,, Itntgiinilc.
Thin favored, our f.innrn during tli.- pa-t four
years have p'lid off so many murlu'.ini's Hint if
giouud into paper pulp, Ihe.v would ttuk. lulloU
rnottgli to elect a pte-ident.
The men of sound Ju ignient, lcul'Ms hi the
Industrial wars for suprctiiuy of the Aneii
can fanner, tint American manufacturer anil Ihe
American wage-earner, phoubl wt Ik .IMuibed
by the clamor of tho-e who are imt in the tru-'-jrle,
and therefore cannot appreciate tlie ncliiil
jonditlons, and w1iom leader.-lilii. If actepud,
iwing to their inevpericnee, would conduct in
lo inevitable disaster.
Tendency of Trade.
"Tho tendency of mock 111 Irade k toward
lonsolidation, bee.iu-e the udmlnlstratinu id thr
rgest mass is the cheapest." ( nun
ifacturo permit tlie highest develop: mil nf
gicclal machinery and priidM'", 1'hc tactm
tinning full time, 011 large wiimnc, ridmes Hie
Icrccntago of overhead !iargo-. Iliivct ales om
I large scalo mlulmie Hie cost of distribution,
ifrntralizatlou of manufacture and itMiilmfi 111
Vduco cggreg.ita stotkj, mid Iheufore save in
he slicp wear, storage, insurance and interest,
Jcnsolidatcd management icsiilts In tho uislin
nd fixing of the btnud.irds of ipiallty, ' l,.,t
tandards being adopted In avoiding vv.i-.te
fcd flr.anclal cmViarrassment tliimiah ovei-pio.
lietlon; in 1cm lost by bad dibU tliruiifH coin
rlsons of credit and In seeming the advantanei
1 comparative accounting ntul cnmp.iratlvc art
Hnistratinn. J
Industrial evolution, which U as Inevitable iml
1 unaltcrahlo an the law of mavltathm, lias al
ibied its, as yet, hiulust development here ill
lo United Mates. Every impiejiidiccil man must
cognize its advantage, and It Is be.
o of them that we arc taking so important
position In tho world's market, increasing
ir national wraith, fuithcriiiK the vvcllare and
rrrulnff the proipeilty of our people.
Problems of the Economists,
rtio great problems of the economists of pio
Ktlon have been lolved-from this time for.
ird, all economic thought will ho ccneen
Utd chiefly on the economics of distribution,
1 so, the matter which twljy most Intevcts
1 U not no much tho fact of our great Indus
ill prosperity; it l, utlicr, tho ituslii
kethcr tho advantages of that pio.prritv are
tiitabiy dlrided among tho contrlbuton (0 t.
(1) Capital,
(2) Superintendence and
(U) labor.
(!) Tho 6haro to capital takes the (onii either
I Interest or dividends. Now, we find that tho
its of iutrrcbt paid In those furnishing money
n industrlil enterprises is steadily ilrru-iuiiivr,
Mfty years ago, tho avcrjgo late through the
Lilted States was 8 per cent, per annum. Now
I ts le&s thin '. The general rule can he laid
Viwn; that Ihe jrrcater the eonlldciee, the high
r and more perfect th Indmtrial nrjanljalion,
k lower the rate of Interest, lliiilng Hie .tear
$y the ttablllty of our currency and Hie fn'uda.
lental conditioni. of our Indnslrial development
r! regarded by inany wild doubt) and iimpiy
ned 4 hlph as t'"i per cent. The banker i'
er willing to take lower liiteiot in ciilinge
ir greater ttcurity and for tteadlir and et
HHf4Hil IlHl xt his tmtiViti.1 i, that
m u iMtmulit ntaiiii?tt vhvI iiUi.
aiWIii wii in 'WW .raaaaCTrmB7
TqttJuiii on pit i.)
Ho Desires to Uso All tho Time In
Uy Inclusive Wire from The Associated rrcss.
Macombc, III., Oct. 9. William J.
IJryan today asked the Associated
Press to make public the following
"The trip would bo much easier and
much more satisfactory If the local
committees would observe tho request
that has boon repeatedly made, namely
that the place of msottnc should be at
tho depot, where I can speak from the
roar ot the car or from a platform
erected within a few feet ot the train.
Sometimes a committee Insists on a
parade from tho depot to the middle
of tho town, even when tho stop Is
short. Such a parade not only con
sumes tho time that mlRht otherwise
be used In speaking', but It adds to
the fatigue of the Journey and then
subjects me to the danger of taking
cold. At short stops It Is necessary to
apeak rapidly, and IC I then have to
ride a quarter or a half u mile In the
earrlafre, I am chilled before I can
reach tho cur. I am doln? all the
work that I .think It safe to do, and
I hope that local committees will
recognize this and hereafter arrange
for speaking at tho depots."
Vast Expssition Coliseum Crowded
by an Enthusiastic Audience.
The Rough Rider's Speech.
Ily i:.t-lmive Wire from.The uoclatcd ProsJ.
SI. Louis, Oct. 9. St. Louis' vast ex
position coliseum was crowded tonight
In honor of Governor Roosevelt, who
spoke 11 little more than an hour. Tho
Kovcrnor wns tired, having ridden in a
parade given In the afternoon. Later
ho was the guest of honor at a lunch
eon given by the St. Louis club. Ho
was escorted from the Planters hotel
In Ihe evenlner by prominent. Itcnubll
cuns of .Missouri, n mounted regiment
of Rough Riders, and Several thousand
citizens In carriages or on foot. The
mute of the night parade was illumin
ated with llanibeaiix and colored lire.
Arriving at the Coliseum tlio gover
nor was greeted with tumultuous ap
plause, lie wns eheererl enthusiastic
ally throughout his speech, at the eon
elusion of which he was-escorted to tho
Union station, where he took his spe
cial train for Chicago, whence tomor
row morning he will start on his Indi
ana tour.
Governor Roosevelt said, In part:
It is a bit difficult to know what Usus to dis
cuss becauso our opponents change the para
mount issue o often. 1 am perfectly willing to
inrel tlitin 011 any issue it they will only let
vis know what it i.s and stay long enough on it.
Take the question ot free filler. If any of .vo.i
are fortumle enough to know whether Mr.
Ilryan, if elected, will pay tho obligations of
tho nation in gold, or in silver, f wish yon
v.ould divulge this knnwiidgo, for .Vr. Ur.ian
wonr. Tiieie is 1.0 doubt about wlfie vvc hlaml.
Wi arc fur the gold and vvc ale for it
im the Atlantic m aboard mid in the Itooky
moiiulaitii alike. UV s(and fur il evci ywliero
tor we arc lottiuialc enough to hav" prtn.-ipii rt
vl.iili do not wear thin in i.ny put of Ihe
citmtr.i. Some people t-ay Unit the silver is
M.o i- dead. Mlvor cannot be dead when people
ale ntn 1-1 i.iln as Id linvv a candidilc nf one of
Ihe t'.vo meat plllles would pa.v It blig.llioir.
oi the giivrtmiit nt. Xo i-Mic Is dead when .vmi
i.'tuiot t'dl whetliii' a cmiitor, or a pensioner,
whoever lie tn.i.v lie. i. to ge' s i-uts or 101
hi the dollar II is dead to the i-Mcni thai
in body M'litni"- lo argue in IU behalf Hut if
they piid out- di-bls in Is. 1 cm doilais we vvotiid
1. no Utile .! In I lie moat. i bv vvhiib liny le.uind
IK" ri nihisli'ii il'.it wanaimsl lli. 11 minimi. All
I waul of von I10111 .1 matiihi! M itidpniiit K to
"vIiimiic Mr, lliy.i'i's iop!ie-lc- of four .viats
t.o aul tin 11 lor tvoii-.rh', s 1 01 n pare iIko inoplie.
ics with thi-ir signal noii-iulfllmint. The cpiiil
i"ovi'd .Mr. and he piupliesiod. lie
iioplii.les that uule.s jnu It ui tiee -iivi'i', ll,e
wage would ,'.uid Idle in the
'I'he govprnor tivn spoke of prevail
ing: piospei!.y and proeefdeil lo dispel
what lie considered the fallacy of Bry
an's prophecies of four years ago that
disaster would follow MeKlnley's flec
Governor Stone, Senator Quay and
Party Are Enthusiastically Re
ceivedMr. Quay's Address.
Uy i:eltislii- Who fiotn (lie Awoialid l'i(s.
Uiveuvllle, l'a Oct. 0. A rousing
demonstration is on In this elty to
night In honor of Governor 'W. A.
Stone, Senator Quay and parly, iwho
jiiTlvert over the Pennsylvania Hues nt
noon. At tho depot the party was
met by several hundred citizens and
escorted to their hotels, At 1.30, Gov
ernor Stone, General Stewart and
Judgu S. H. Miller mldrergert nnu
thuslastle crowd on tho central school
Mi-oiimis. The speakers spoke brleily
and were cheered to the echo. The
meetliig In tlio afternoon in the opera
bouse was called to order by Dr. John
II, Martin, who spoke brleily, intm.
iluelng Colonel Quay, As the colonel
Hlepped forward he was greeted by
lusty (ilffutinir, lie spolte brleily, stat
ing that he did not come here to speak,
but to meet Hid good people of Mercer
county, concluding by Introducing John
S. AVIse, of Virginia, sou of a once
Cuufedumtu oillcer and it Democrat,
but who now saw the error of his
way. (Laughter), Mr. Wise spoke
feelingly of the good feeling between
the North and South.
Ulg delegations enmu In from Sharon,
Mercer, Grovo City and other points
tonight, and tho tnivn Is crowded with
u. cheering, shouting good-natured
crowd. Governor Slone, Stewart and
others spoke In thu opera house, while
a big over-flow meeting was held out
Ily. Inclusive U'lre from The AwocUIH IVim.
Ilnltiniire. iVt p.- Ilnrrv I.,von. the colored
fealhciiveiijht ol Chicago, ilponl o .Jn,j Cain,
I't Prwltbiii In the ninth rUiil of iivp vq.
pjijM m jumiMi MtRHir'hfr imt n
The Chinese Emperor's
Promise to Foreign
France Says Situation Is Better Than
British Reports Indicate Li Hung
Chang in Pekln Mr. Wu Explains
His Government's Actions Pro
found Impression Created on the
Imperial Family fcy Action of For
eign Troops at Pekin.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prera.
Pekln, Saturday, Oct. 6. Prince
Chlng has received an edict from tho
emperor, dated October 1, hi reply
to a note sent at the rc-tniest of tho
legations, In which it Is announced
that the emperor will return to Pekln
as soon as the negotiation take a
favorable turn.
Paris, Oct. 0. It is. announced semi
officially todny that the news received
here from China is more reassuring
than that In the English dispatches.
It is said that an agreement between
the powers will be arrived tit on the
basis of M. Delcasse's note, that the
reported arrival of LI Hung Chang at
Pekln has been confirmed, and that
continuation has also been received
of the degradation of Pilnec Titan.
Ofllrlals of the lrench foreign office
are elated over the reception which
France's note has lecelved in Eu
rope, and they tire hopetul and san
guine its to its results.
.France has not received the formal
reply of any power. But the verbal
statements made by the various am
bassadors on the presentation of the
note lead the government to believe
It will be accepted everywhere, except
in Gral Britain and the railed Slates.
Those powers agree to certain feat
ures, while objecting to others, but do
not take a stand which is inimical
genoinlly to the propositions of M.
Air. Wu Explains.
"Washington, Oct. fl. The Chinee.
minister said today that If the powers
regarded It as essential that tho em
peror and empress dowager should re
turn to Pekln, he was quite confident
this could be brought about, first by
giving positive assurances for the per-'
sonal safety of their majesties, and
then, as plain evidence of thnt assur
ance, directing that the bulk of tho
allied forces at Pekln be withdrawn to
Tien-Tsln. Yangtsun, or some other
point, leaving only a few hundred
troops at Pekin as a guard.
Mr. Wit's statement was brought out
by the announcement he conveyed to
the state department yesterday that
the Imperial family had postponed their
return to Pekln because of the pres.
once there of the allied forces, ami by
the regrets over that announcement,
both among ollleials in Washington
and at foreign capitals.
"I am as sorry as any one can he
that their majesties do not see their
way clear to ruturu to Pekln," said Mr,
Wu; "but In the circumstances is It tint
natural that they should lake that
coursoV They have been brought up In
extreme excluslveness at Pekln, with
out knowledge of the outside world and
of the customs nf foreigners. When
they withdrew, the allied forces occu
pied the city. It has been divided Into
districts to be patrolled and managed.
It Is said that the allied troops havo
nm relied through the Imperial palace.
Those steps must naturally have pro
duced 11 profound effect onhp Imperial
The Empress 111.
Pekln, .Sunday. Oel. T, via Tien-Tsln,
Monday, Oct. S. and Shanghai, Oct. 9.
Trustworthy Chinese reports say that
the dowager empress Is seriously ill at
Tal-Yun-Fu (province of Shan-SI), find
the free hand of the emperor In affairs
of state of late Is regarded as confirma
tory of these reports,
Governor Rooseve' '; Served with Re
quisition Papers from Texas,
Uy r.uliwivo Wiic from II e As.socl.ited fieri.
St. Louis, net. ". Requisition papers
Issued by Governor Suyers, of Texas,
were served on Governor Hoosevelt
here today for the extradition of John
I), itockefellor, Henry M. Flagler and
other Standard oil men lor alleged vio
lation of the nntl-trust law of Texas,
Governor Hoosevelt said he could not
act on the requisition as long as he Is
out of the slate of New York, as ho Is,
technically, nut governor. Ho said he
will look Into the caso when he re
turns to New York.
Thirty-five Thousand Children
March Under American I'lag.
Uy IWiIiiiIrr Who fioiii tlio .Woclali'il Pies..
Philadelphia, Oct. 9. Martin Hrum
baugh, recently appointed superintend
ent of publlo education In Porto Itlco,
by President MuKlnUy, sends tlio fol
lowing noto from San Juan, under dato
of October 1, to tho University of
Pennsylvania: ,
Today "Wi kIiooU opfp under AifierU'.m com
itol, ,1 yalii of ni our laP jrar. I' Jitj-llio
llious.ind (hlldrrn will march undo- ii- Anier
it nit Hag Into an Atneiicaii yitciii of n. boots, a
c,aln of 10,000 over latt .vi.11.
fly llxeliulw Wiic from Tin Auiiclitnl I'r'wi-
,'nv Yoik, IM, f.--Cnn','trj.naii nielnrdon,
c th DtmncNtir nttlriil rominittcc, leturifd
to Nv Verh tany from wliln?ton, Mr, tilth.
Jit Hfi cMiHtlwr li-rMun l iffitit Mst
eolf trow Uratt (JUctUb, but bewt lUtim.
Gathering of Directors of Charities
at Wilkes-Barrc.
Ily KtcIiisIvc Wire from Tho Associated Press.
AVIIkes-Parre, Oct. 3. The annual
stnlo convention ot tho directors of the
poor and charities of Pennsylvania Is
In session In this city. There Is a largo
nttentlaneo of delegates from all over
the state. Louis' Tlsch, of this city,
president of the association, called thu
convention to order at 9,no. Dr. H. L.
Jones, of the Episcopal church, offered
prayer. Mayor Nichols delivered tho
address of welcome and tho response
was made by N, P. West, of Dataware
county. Mrs. Klizubeth Mills, of Craw
ford county, responded for tho Chil
dren's Aid society. After the president
delivered his annual nddress papers
Were read by G. N. S. .Miller, of Somer
set, on "Almshouse Discipline" and
James Moon, of Cambria, on "Poor
House 'Mtinngement."
At the afternoon session papers were
read by Mrs. Hugh' Lu Hanktn, of
Fayette county; Cadwalluder Ulddlc,
of Philadelphia; Fred Fuller, Scrnn
ton; William M. Brown, Blair county;
J, W. Baker, Delaware; Edward F.
Long, Norrlstown; 'Joseph Penrose,
Bedford. At this evening's session pa
pers were read by the' following: Miss
Mary J. Stiles, Chester; T. L. O'Neill.
Luzerne; Mrs. E. S. Lindsay, Warren;
Dr. M. P. Barr, Elwyn.
Tho Defendant Becomes Hysterical
and Is Now in a Critical
Uy i:.iltisivo Wiic from The Absoclaled Prss
Georgetown, Ky., Oct. P. One of th2
most remarkable scenes ever enacted
In ::. Kentucky court occurred tonight
In the trinl of Henry 15. Youts?y,
charged with being ti principal In the
shooting of Governor Gocbel, the de
femlnnt himself being- the chief par
ticipant. The court room was crowded
nt Hie time and th2 excitement was
Intense. Doe Armstrong, the Louis
ville detective, had just told of his
talks with Youtsey before and after
his arrest. Then Arthur Go2bel wns
put on the stand and Judge Pen Wil
liams, who for Ihe first time appeared
for the prosecution, diij the question
ing. Arthur Goebel said:
"f talked with Youtiey the day -he.
was nrrestod. late in tlie afternoon. In
the Frankfort jail, in reference to the
murder of my brother."
Jusl at this point Youtsey arose be
hind his attorneys, and in a loud voice
said: -jj
"It Is untrue; it is a lie; 1 never
spoke a word to that man In my life,
nor he to me."
Colonel Crawford told him to be
quiet and sit down, and others took
bold of him. "1 will not sit down. I
never said it word to that man it is
He was shouting by this timo and
everyone was becoming excited. Yout
sey's wife sprang to his side, and
while endeavoring to make him sit
down, could be heard saying: "Now
you have killed my husband, T sup
pose you are satisfied."
Then Youtsey hysterically shouted
"I am Innocent there Is no blood on
my hands; these men nre swearing
my life awny."
Two or three deputy sheriffs went
over and grabbed him. He struggled
wildly and said:
"Let me alone; I will not sit down."
Arthur Goebel meanwhile sat sphinx
like In the witness chair and never
turned his head. Finally after Yout
sey was forced Into a seat he shouted
"IJoobel Is not dead all the demons
in hell could not kill him."
"Mr. Sheriff, If the defendant does
not behave himself, put handcuffs on
him," said Judge Cautrlll.
.Meanwhile the audience could not be
forced to keep their seats until tho
judge threatened to line those who
stood up. Youtsey settled hack In his
chair, closed his eyes and seemed In a
slate of collapse. He waved his hand
kerchief above his head in an aimless
sort of way and groaned hysterically.
Finally quiet was restored and Judge
Williams asked Arthur Goabel anoth
er question, when Colonel Crawford
asked u postponement of the trial until
tomorrow on account of the oVl'end
ant's condition. Judge Cantrill said ho
could see no reason for the defendant's
outbreak, hut In justice to his attor
neys he would postpone tho case until
Youtsey still occupied his chair with
his eyes closed, apparently In a half
fainting condition. After the crowd
passed out Jailor Heed and deputies
carried Youtsey to jail, as he was un
able t(i walk, Various reasons wore
assigned for his outbreak, tho llrst
being that his long coufluemant and
strain of the trial caused him lo be
come hysterical and lose control or
himself. Another Is that he Is really
demented. He Is being attended by
physicians and relatives nt the jail and
his condition Is deemed crltiral.
Ily Kxehulvo Wlie from Tho Atiochtcd 1'resj.
llairlsliiior, Oct. 11.- A chailer via.! Usual ut
the stile dehirtiiifnr, tod.iv tu iho I'inleyvllln
.mil l.llnuty eonii.l;y, the JttiL to mil
fii'iu riulej vllle, W.ishiii'.iloii county, 10,
Allegheny county, :t ilM.mro i.r tlnyi) mili'-i,
'Iho cipltid thick i.n iS-liM"), Tho pieililent l
Sluyn M. T.ivor, of j'HUIiuri;,
Ily i:eliwlvo U'lre from The AsvocLM lnu
Writirtovvn, N, V., Oct. I). Iter. Morrell -rlico. Hull, :i ironiInenl Methodibt tiilnlMer, who
tend) in 111 my puiou In thl.i Mute mid who
ihiilnsr Ihe civil wa a member of Ihe eoiiimi.den .it ihipi-' IViry and
IMrliiM Monroe, Is ihad at I'oit Adams, .itred
70 jtMif.
Washington, Oct, II. f 'cdum I .liui-ph pjyton
Wriitht, Jttittatit siirifi'or. kciici.i1 of iho (.'idled
Mau., aiiny, died i!ddul List nfi,'!it, u' It is
hoiiiii hU In the iKl.v-foiulh of liU ate,
Inloinient will le nude in Hie Sat ion il n m; toy
Bt Arlington. C.o'iukI Wright ujj 4 Mtl'.c of
I'trtK.vlvania, lie ttrvd throughout the rlvll
vvs) it in nuihUiit lurcreon gnd rctdwd tirc
tvt ?i.wwi(i M MW.i '" hvtiiu
President Mitchell Takes
Part in Big Labor
He Says the Strike Will Not Be off
Until so Declared by the miners in
Convention Does Not Expect That
One Strike Will Eradicate All the
Wrongs Suffered for Forty Years.
Believes That the Organization
Will Be Powerful in Future.
By Kxcltisive Wire from The Associated Prow.
Shamokln, Oct. 9. President Mitchell,
of the United Mine "Worker.", who came
here today to take part In n labor dem
onstration, wns welcomed In a most
enthusiastic manner by the thousands
of striking mine workers In this sec
tion of tho Schuylkill valley. Tho city
wns profusely decorated, and all tho
stores and other business houses in the
vicinity closed ut noon, and thousands
of people came from surrounding towns
to take part in the parade and to listen
to Mr. Mitchell's speech at a mass
meeting which was held after the
parade. President Mitchell, accom
panied by his private secretary and T.
D. Nichols, president of the Lacka
wanna, and Wyoming district, arrived
at noon. The party was met by a local
rnccDtlon committee, headed by John
Kahey, president of tho Schuylkill dis
trict. The parade was started at "
o'clock from the east end of Shamokln
and fultv G.000 strikers were In line.
Many came from the eastern part of
Northumberland county and from
South Schuylkill and Columbia coun
ties. The Central Labor union, which
is made up of various trade organiza
tions of Shamokln, also participated.
Mr. Mitchell rode in a carriage at tho
head of the line, and was constantly
cheered by the crowds of people alone;
the route of thu oarade. "When the
procession reached tho soldiers' and
i sailors' monument, where the mass
I meeting was held, a large crowd had
a 1 ady assembled there to hear the
labor president speak.
John Fahy was chairman of the
meeting and introduced District Presi
dent T. D. Nichols, who assured the
assembled miners that the stories In
circulation In the Schuylkill valley, to
the effect thnt the upper region men
were wavering, was absolutely untrue.
He added that the strikers from the
northern part of the anthracite fields
would stand by the men In the Schuyl
kill district lo the very end.
Mitchell's Address.
President Mitchell was enthusiastic
ally received when he arose to address
the assemblage. He spoke of the en
thusiasm displayed by the men
throughout the anthracite strike re
alon and went Into the strike as It
now stands. In referring to the pros
pective ending of the strike, he said:
"livery other strike J I1.1t lias taken place in
the anthi.iiite region In been declared olT by
your oflicer. Heretofore when men went on
strike they liniaincd out for a time and then
Ihe chief esieutive or the e:.ecutive hoaul de
clared the sliil.e nil without consullliiir the wishes
of Hie ttrlkcH. 1 want lo say, an I have said be
fun', that this stiike will never end until the
mlnoirf, IIiioiikIi delett.iles' in convention, cud it
lor tlirmselves, We have called a louvcntion unit
you men me invited to send dilejrales there.
Von are invited to pass jmUtnuut oil the onor.e
lots' pioposithui. If j on hclieve thai they act
ill irooil faith; If jou believe ten per rent, to lie
eniiusli; If you helievo thai they will pay the
ten per cent, fur a jear, then you must decide
whether to Him 11 to wink. On the oilier hand,
if ,vnu reject Ihe oiler and continue on strike
.hilin Mitchell will bo tliore lo help jou do it. I
do not expeil that lids one strike will eradicate
ail tlio vviouvs fiom which von suffer. I do not
believe that the 111 (mutilation of forty years: of
injustice 1. in lie wiped out nt once, Imt I do lie
lieio Hal you have established an oiuanlzatlon
lure that villi cadi siieceedliiK will j;ivo
.von Itiiprnveil comlitloiH of liiiplo.imiut.
Xendorti of the Mine Workers Not So
Hopeful in Regard to Settle
ment of Strike.
Ily Inclusive Wim fiom The Associated I'ifiu.
AVIIkes-Harre, Oct. it. Tho leaders or
the United Mine Workers of this uart
of the anthracite emit Held do not speak
as hopefully of a settlement of the
strike by the Seranton convention to
night as they did yesterday, Some of
those interviewed are afraid that the
offer of ten per cent. Increasu In wages
niado by the companies may not last
long and that after tho men are la,dc
at work for a while, and thu market Is
pretty well supplied, tint operators m.iy
reduce wanes to thu old ilutires. it w
only fair to say, however, Unit not all
tl;o lTnlted Aline Workers lire of this
opinion. Theio Is 11 strong sentiment
prevailing that the companies uro sin
cere and thnt the inereaso In waues
will bo permanent. It would help mat
ters along considerably In tint conven
tlon If thorn was somo one there au
thorized to speak fur the companies on
this point, Hut, of course, the com
panies will not have a repres-t'ntatlvo
on the giouud, mid If the coiiventi 111
appoints 11 committee, which II In must
likely to do, lo llnd out from the opt :
it torn how long a period the Iiicrru(
will hold good, there is bound to ho a
I delay before the committee will he
aliln to report.
in making the udvanee In wages the
operators did not act in concert, hut
M lirtlYltltltl, o tln-t If IM conven
tion, insliti uuqu dMnuItu undemuud,,
Weather Indication. ToJay,
1 Ortieral l'rml.tcni Mitchell to the .Miners at
Cliatles It. Klh.l Jllsciwoj Industrial ' Cornbl-
f'hlt,ese Dnperor l'roinles lo ttcturn to l'ekln,
Operators Will 'limit No Mote CoiucIoim,
2 (Icncrtd KortlicMtrrn l'eiin.lvatila,
3 l, Court I'roceeillnK.
Trial of I!. H. Wcstcott for blasphemy.
5 Local Vitrdon Day lit tlie Country Club.
Operator Will Grant No More Conccnlons
C Local West i-irantoti and Suburban.
7 Pound About the County.
S Local Criminal Court Proceedings (Con
cluded). mid Commercial.
Ing with tho mine owners a week may
elapse before the views of the opera
tors can be had. It Is more than prob
able that the rules governing the con
ferences between the bituminous oper
ators and their men will govern the
Seranton convention. A close friend of
President Mitchell says the convention
will have to come to that before there
can bo u llnal agreement.
The coal compunles will have to be
represented, or otherwise It would be
Impossible to arrive at an amicable
agreement. It is pointed out that no
scale of wages was ever fixed bv a
convention In the soft coal regions
without tho operators being present
and the Seranton convention without
the operators will bo like the play of
Hamlet with Hamlet left out.
There are so tunny questions to come
before the convention that it will be
Impossible to make any headway with
out knowing. what the operators pro
pose to do.
Sheriff Harvey was in town this af
ternoon, lie spent an hour at his of
fice transacting some Important busi
ness. It Is the first relaxation he has
had since the strike was inaugurated.
A report was current tonight that
the Parrlsh Coal company would post
notices of Increase In wages tomorrow.
Believes That His Men Are Entitled
to the Incronso In Wages.
My Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prey.
Philadelphia, Oct. 0. Regarding the
offer of the ten per cent, advance to
the mine workers at the Pardee col
lieries at Lattlmer, Calvin Pardee said
The men at my ininej at Lattlmer did not
make any demands upon ine for an increase in
wastes, being perfectly satisfied with the condi
tions as tliey were. They refused to Join th
ranks of tho strikers, prcioriinir to remain at
work. I was compelled to shut down the mines
lat week became of the raid made upon tho
miners and primarily did so to protect their
lives. For those men who remained nt work
up to that time and their families I mild the
Kreatest respect and they arc entitled to the in
crease of ten per cent.
Reading Railroaders Are Employed
on Large Shipments.
Uy Exclusive Wire from The A&sociatcd Prcsa.
Heading, Pa,, Oct. fl. Hundreds of
railroaders, who otherwise would be
thrown out of work by the stoppage of
nnthraclto coal shipments over Ihe
Heading railway, are now employed In
bringing through soft coal from the
west. Hundreds of carloads tire de
livered daily to tho company at Har
rlshurg and Wllllamsport and rushed
to Philadelphia and Port Liberty.
Only seventeen cars of hard coal
were sent down tho road today. The
average before the siTiko was 1,100 cars
dally. The Schuylkill valley Industries
are now stocking up bituminous coal.
Weather Conditions Unfavorable.
Cold Day for the Fakirs A
Jockey Injured.
Fly Exclusive Who from Tho Associated Press,
Lancaster, Pa., Oct. P. Tim forty
sixth annual fair under the joint aus
pices of tho State and County associa
tions, opened here today. 'Weather1
conditions were unfavorable, tnd re
sulted In a rather small attendance.
The exhibits In till departments are
largo and unuitinly line, A large num
ber of fakirs were 011 hand, imt met
disappointment, the authorities hav
ing taken a tlrm stand ngalnt till the
games of chance.
In the tlrst heat of the threo-mlnuto
race, Little Joe, driven by Vivrl
Hiroves, of Smyrna, Delaware, fell, as
he wns coining und?r the wire third,
,-ihroves was thrown on his head and
rendered unconscious, Ho could noL
drive again.
More Than Friendly with the
United States.
My I'.whulve Wire fiom The Adulated 1'iest.
London, Oel. p. Mr, Chambeilaln,
secretary for tho colonies, speaking
Ibis evening at Stourbridge, said:
"fireut Ilrltuln's foreign policy, as
I sum It up, Is lo remain on friendly
terms with ovevy great country lit
Europe uud uu somcihlng-niurc than
friendly tonus with thu l.'nlted
Uy Ilulusive Wire (loin 'Hie As.i'clatcd Press.
I'lihmiliM. O. ml. i. -Sam llauU,
el Tin. Miliuvni.. .11.11011111 "d lii'ie today that
MiCiwiM v.lll im: Due Sullivan for a siillablo
liiitro' lit 'sillll'.MI vvi'iiih whatever lie V'i.he-:,
'! i:clualir lie rin Tli.t Asoclaied 're3,
lliifliio. Dot '1. -I'lio eklou of the
nalhai.l loiimil of ihe 1 atimllu Mutual JkiHIU
ok-u-jatiei ipeicd In this thy today with the
iclilirjtion of a pontifical lilfli hum in M. Jo
ttph'a cilhedial. flWmpj Qullfy ol iulNlvt
.d Vil'. "I l'rMi !l! Illt'iiPi WlllHtl 'i
vltcit ol lite cidir ttert (ircieat.
Operators Have Gone to
the Limit of Con
It Is Plain and Complete, the Oper
ntors Say, and Contains All That
They Can Afford to Give Ten Per
Cent. Increase Means That Every
Mine Worker in tho Anthracite
Region Will Got a SI. 10 Where Ho
Got a Dollar Before The Powder
Question Only Enters Into It as a
Matter of Bookkeeping Arrange
ments for Today's Demonstration.
Celebrities to Participate.
Expressions secured yesterday from
operators of all classes make safe tho
prediction that Friday's convention
must accept tho 10 per cent, offer as It
stands or suffer the strike conflict to
go to a finish.
The operators say they have offered
all then can afford to give and that If
the minors think they can force any
further concessions they are mistaken.
"It Is now up to tho miners," said
one prominent operator who Is In a. po
sition to reflect tho sentiment of the
larger companies. "We have made
what we and tho general public con
sider a very liberal overture for set
tlement. If tho miners reject our
proffer they, and not we, arc on the
defensive. Should the convention on
Friday decide to accept the offer wo
will be ready to resume operations
Jlonday. If tho offer Is rejected, we
are prepared ,to continue the struggle
Indefinitely. We want to see the strike
settled, but it would In the end be
cheaper for us to make a long fight
than to allow ourselves to be forced
into increasing the cost of mining be
jond a warranted limit, and that Is
what we would do If we made any fur
ther concessions. Ten per cent. Is the
best we can do, and ten per cent. Is tho
best wo will do."
When asked if tho operators would
not be willing to modify tho offer so
that It would obviate the difficulties
regarding the sliding scale and the ab
sence of any specific time for the of
fer to run, the operator In question
Will Stand as It Is.
"Tito offer will not be modified in any,
respect. These difficulties you refer to
nre only fancied difficulties. The slid
ing scale Is a local affair affecting only
a small portion of tho region, and if
It is not satisfactory to those whom It
affects they must adjust It among
themselves. For my part I do not seo
that It calls for any adjustment, and
1 think It Is a. good thing for the mon
who aro working under It, as coal must
sell at better prices than have ob
tained, because of tho bettor rates that
must needs be given tho individual
operators. IC the companies which
control tho selling price of coal ara
called upon, as they will be, to pas' five
per cent, more to tho Individual opera
tors, you can rely upon it they will
Inoreaso tho prices and keep them In
"This talk about binding tho com
panics with a written ugrcemont t
continue the ten per cent. Increase for.
some specllled time Is a puro case of
borrowing trouble. Tho present wage
scale has been In operation for twenty
live years. .Mining prollts havo de
creased Immeasurably In that time, but
tho wages havo remained tho same.
It seems to me tho miners are making
a very decided confession of weakness
when they declare themselves so fearful
of being subjected to double-dealing
on tho part of tho companies. If they
only stopped to sift things to the bot
tom they would not havo to go far
In the sifting process before they could
sen that the companies will not court
trouble by attempting anything such
as some of the strikers conjure up us a
possibility, even though tho companies
were totally without honor and wholly
reckless of public opinion, This Is a
bugaboo that disappears with tho turn
ing on of the light of reason and thu
miners aro not so unreasonable that
I hoy will allow themselves to be scared
by It and thereby led Into doing some
thing which, with this matter thor'
oughly understood, they would not do,"
Explanation of It,
It was hero suggested by tho Inter
viewer that the miners are all at sea
as to how tho ton per cent, offer was
loutiiuicd 011 I'.ieo 3.)
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