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SSU'" SCRANTON, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 12, 1900.
iojica's Officers Arc
THE SOLDIERS ON THE RUN
His Organization Being Broken Up.
Men Captured Endeavoring to Es
cape West Const of Leyte in Tur
moil Manila Merchants and the
B.i Exclusive Who from The Associated Tress.
Manila, Oct. 11. The west coast of
the island of Leyto Is in a state of tur
moil. The rebel ladrones nru actively
plundering, raiding anil attacking hurt
then returning to the gnrrhoneil towns,
while the Americans puisne In the
General Mojlca's ntllcer'j .110 surren
dering, and his soldiers, attempting to
escape to Samoa in boats, are helm?
-upturcd and Ills mganlzatlon broken
up. The captured men s.ild, when
questioned, that the nth Inst, thirty
Americans attacked forty-five lebels
in their stronghold In the Oamarlne
province, routed them and killed ten.
Two Americans verc; killed and three
Twenty men of the Thirty-second
regiment in an engagement on the luth
inst. in Batun piovince had one man
killed and' four wounded.
The Philippine commission, ol which
Judge Taft is president, today passed
eight bills of minor Impoitance. One
was for an Increase of civil salaries of
several of the municipal departments,
including the navy school teachers, an
other provided for the organization of
the mining and forestry bureaus, and 1
a third appropriated $7,fi00 in gold for
the construction of a garbage crema
tory at Manila, while the fourth re
quired the reorganisation of the in
sular auditor's officio.
Wright's bill asking for a million dol
lars In gold for the completion of
Spain's plans, for Manila harbor im
provements elicited comment from the
representative of Manila's Internation
al Chamber of Commerce. He said
that, as the merchants had long been
paying a special impost fund to that
end, they should be represented on the
board controlling the construction. The
United States had collected $3,000,000 in
gold since the occupation by imposts
for harbor improvements. According
ly he failed to see the necessity for the
appropriation of insular funds and .sug
gested the use of a special fund.
The dlbcussion was deferred until
John Whito Fires Nails and Tacks
at His Toiraentors.
By Exclusive Wire fioui 1 lie Assoc! ited I'ii-w.
Brunswick, N. J Oct. 11. John
"White, of Kingston, shot and painfully
injured Thomas Sullivan and William
Logan last night, while they, with a
aumber of others, were tendering him
. mock serenade. White, who is 27
years old, left town a few dnvs ago
with Mrs. Mary TIce, aged 7-4 years,
with the avowed Intention of marrying
her. All the ministers and justices of
the peace In Now Brunswick had re
fused to marry the couple. The couple
returned last night and said the cere
mony had been performed. A crowd
surrounded their house and jeered un
mercifully. White loaded a shotgun
with tacks and nails and fired into the i
crowd. Sullivan's body and arms were 1
Dactiy torn by the tacks and nails. Lo
gan was hit In the head and nose and
one of his cars were badly lacerated.
The Injured men were attended by a
The crowd scattered for the time
being, but when White left his house
later he was attacked by a crowd of
towns-people, who handled him rough
ly. He finally managed to escape nnd
fled from the town. In addition to
being 74 years old, Mrs. TIce, or White,
is said to bo deaf and partially blind.
MISSION WORK IN CHINA.
Discussed by American Board of
Commisisoners at St. Louis,
By Kxcluiive Wlie from TI10 Associated Tress.
St. Louis, Oct, 11. Atvendanco at the
second dny's session of the nlnety-llrsl
annual meeting of the American board
of commissioners for foreign missions
increased today through the arrival of
a number of belated delegates. Great
interest was shown in the discussion
of the mission work in China. After
devotional exercises, Rev. Judson
Smith, D. D., foreign secretary of tlio
Amorlcan board, read an interesting
paper on "unina, the situation and
Outlook," Dr. Smith's paper was fo.
lowed by a general discussion of tho
Among those who Bpoke were a num
ber of missionaries who passed through
the recent outbreak In China. The.
sneakers were Rev. Dr. C, A. Stanley,
Rey. Q, Henry Ewing, Uev, E. js.
Aiken, Willis C, Noble, M. D Uev. I.
J, Alwood, M. D., missionaries of the
North China mission; Uev, Henry A.
Btlmson, D. V., president, and Rev,
Harlan F. Ueach,
By Eicliulve Wire from Tho Associated Prcaa.
New York, Oct. 11. ArrUedi Germanic, I.lv.
erpool and ucemtown; balled: PcuUihlamJ,
Rotterdam; Autniste Victoria, Hamburg U Tlj.
mouth and Cherbourg: Gicaser Kurfurst, Urctnen
Via Cherbourg! La 'i'ouralne, llaire. (Juecnj
town Silled: Majestic, New York. Lizard
(Mtdt L'Aqultaine, New York for Havre. Hot.
Urdus Arrludi Sjnarndam, New York via
fccMilewne. Soiled: Stateudam, New York ia
Il.'Is'V'MK Moank I 1 irfllWll' 1 iiiliililiii frill r .,- v
riTilr iliMMr 'MnHMMMmiirittt iiiiiinn
Indianapolis Out In Holiday Attire
to Welcome the Rough Rider.
The Street Parade.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated rrrss.
Indianapolis, Oct. 11. Indianapolis,
which Is now holding Its first fall fes
tival, gave Governor Iloosevelt tonight
one of the greatest receptions over ex
tended In this city to a candidate for
From the crossing at Southeastern
avenue up Rast Washington street to
the court house, three-tiuarters of a
mile distant, where he spoke to an Im
mense audience, the sidewalks and
thoroughfares were crowded with a
mass of enthusiastic humanity, through
which the procession moved with diffi
culty. Seated with National Commit
teeman Harry S. Now, Governor Mount
and Captain W. K. English, the can
didate for vlce-preuldent was continu
ally bowing to the multitude and shak
ing hands with men and women who
clustered' around his carriage. Lead
ing the procession was a band, fol
lowed by several companies of mounted
Hough Riders. Then came Governor
Roosevelt's carilage, followed by twen
ty other carriages. In which were
many distinguished Republicans of In
dlan.'i. The.- court house square and grounds
and streets surrounding it were con
gested with a throng which greeted
the governor's arrival with a storm oJ
cheers, and as lie alighted at the court
1 house entrance cannon boomed salutes.
At the close of the governor's speech,
which was preceded by an introduc
tory address by Captain Knglish, Col
onel Curtis Guild, jr., of Boston, made
an eloquent speech, which received
profound attention. While the colonel
was speaking, Governor Roosevelt was
driven to the residence of Committee
man New, where he was the guest of
honor at dinner. The evening was de
voted to a parade, which was more
than two hours passing the reviewing
stand In front of the court house. The
line of march was crowded and decor
ated piofusely. At the conclusion of
the parade the governor was escorted
to the Dennlson hotel, wheie he will
remain until 9 o'clock tomonow morn
ing, when the special will start out on
the thlid day's itinerary of the Indiana
MLDLY WILD TIME
AT ANN ARBOR
A Number of Students Are Arrested
for Disturbing a Bryan
By Inclusive Wire from 'flic Associated Press.
Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 11. There
was a mildly wild time this afternoon
when Mr. Bryan came to Ann Arbor.
The students of the Slate university,
which is located hue, were at the
meeting in large numbers and each
one made his ptcpcnca felt. A pinl
fmni had been elected on the south
.side of the court house building and
the entire south side of the square,
as well as the adjoining street, was
covered with a solid mass of human
ity, a majority of there nearest the
fat'ind being students.
Mr. Piyan had no sooner shown him
self than the boys began a clamor
which did not oe.u-e for ten or fifteen
minutes. Even after Mr. Brvnn ad
vanced to the fiont of the stand the
din continued, but it ultimately sub
sided sutllclently to allow him to be
gin. "I am glad to talk to you," ho began,
"if you nr wining to listen." A few
voices responded "We are willing." "If
I were an Impf rialist," Mr. Bryan went
on, "I would call out an army to sup-pre.-s
you, but 1 am not."
This sally seemed to please the
nKmcn' ' mt of them laughed
unu. t"t'ere1- " r mem jeered 10
such an extent, however, that an offi
cer was comnelled to enter the crowd
and arrest revernl of the noi3lest. Af
ter this, while the interruptions were
frequent they generally look the shape
of oiiestlons. One of the questions
brought out the explicit declaration honor tonight. The party was escorted
from Mr. Bryan, "the Democratic par- j trom Scottdale by a large delegation
ty is for the freo coinage of silver at of citizens, and the lino of march from
the ratio of 16 to 1 without waiting for tiie station to the Hotel Jordan was
the aid or consent of anv oth'" na- I ablaze with red fire, with fully twenty
tion." Iiy the time Mr. ' Bryan con- thousand spectators. Including delo
cluded the confusion had censed en- ' Rat'ons fron- Scottdale and CJreens-
tlrely and he closed amid cheer3.
At the time of the arrest of some
of the students tit Ann Arbor Mr.
Hryan's attention was not called to
the fact and lie did not know of It
until nfter the close of the meeting,
When Informed of what had boon done,
ho immediately sent the following let
ter: Hon. M. J, ravanaupli, Ann Arbor.
Jly Dear Mi; If It U tnie, as I nm informed
that mine of the college boys were .incited for
disturbing the iiicc'tini,', plcjso ask for their
discharge. I am sure it wo.s the result of boy.
ieh thoughtlessness and not malice,
(Signed) W, J, Hryan.
Mr, Bryan discussed trusts, imper-
Jlistn nnd the Increase In the stand-
ing army and promptly gave- answer
to tho many questions with which ho
Tn concluding his speech lie said:
"If you behove In a colonial policy for
this country vote tho Kepubllcnn tic
ket; but if you want trusts destroyed,
the army reduced to Its former size,
industrial Indepnndence hero and In
dependence in tho Philippine Islands,
we will do all wo can to carry out tho
promises in our platform."
RESCUED AT S&A,
Dominion Liner Picks Up Crew of the
By Excluslie Wire from The Awoclaleil Press.
Boston, Oct. 11, The Dominion Atlantic line
steamship Prince Arthur, which came to her
dock at Ions )Vlurf from Yarmouth, N, S., thlj
forenoon, brought Captain Kdgett and two Bur.
viioru of the bt. John schooner Wawbcek, who
were rescued from their capnizcd msjcI by men
from the Prince Arthur early thU morning. Hud
ley Edgett, ion of tho captain and steward of
the schooner, was lost.
REPLY OF THE
Full Text of the Mem
orandum Sent to
DBMANDS MADE ON CHINA
Attitude of the United States The
Punishment of the Guilty Parties
Responsible for Affairs at Pekin.
The Continuance of Interdiction
Against Importation of Arms Are
Among the Things That Will Be
Wnslilncrtoii. Oct. 11. The reply of
the state department to the French
note iclatlvo to th" basis of Chinese
negotiations, was made public tonight.
It reads as follows:
The scciet.irv of Mule In the Iicneh charge
d'alf.iirr'i (bent to M. Tlilrliaul, Oct. 10. l'JOU):
The government of the United Statu agree-.
with th.U nf 1'i.inee in rccogiil.ing as the object
to lie obtained from the government of. Chun
appropriate reparation for the pa3t and substan
tial guarantees for the future.
Tin president is glad to perceive in the basil
nf negotiation put forward in the memorandum
of Oct. 4 the spirit tint lias animated the decla
ration heretofore made by all the powers inter
ested and would be pleased to see the negotia
tions begun immediately upon the usual orlflca
tion of credentials.
It nny .0 convenient to enumerate the rhuses
of the memorandum and to add som. oWnallons
dictated by the r.ttitud of the United States in
the pice-lit circumstances.
1. The punibhment of the guilty parlies who
may be' designated by the representatives of the
powers at Pc-Mn.
The Chinese gov eminent lias already indicated
Its intention to punl.li a number of those respon
sible for the recent disorders.
The representatives of the powers at PeKin may
suggest udJitions to that list when negotiations
aie entered upon.
2. The continuance of the interdiction against
the Importation of amis.
It is understood that this interdiction Is to be
permanent, and the duration of it nnd the de
tdils of its regulation seem a proper .subject for
discussion by the neirotlatoi1-.
3. KqultJiblo indemnities for the governments,
corporations and private individual".
This is an object desired by all the powers.
The Russian government has suggested tint in
case of piotracted divergence of -views this nutter
ttiierht be commended to the consideration of the
international court of aibitiation of the Hague.
The president tlilnU this suggestion worthy the
attention of t" powers.
i. The oiKaimatlon in Pekin of a permanent
guard for the Uhitlcn.
The government of the T'nited Stats Is unable
to nnl.e any perm incut encasement of this na
ture without the a itlinriatiiin of the legislative
In inch, but in the picsint emergency we hive
stationed in IMein in adequate legation guird.
fl. Tlw di-mautling of the forts at Tal.ii.
The president icvcrvos the expression of his
opinion as to this measure pending the receipt
i f further information in regard to the situation
in C him.
t. 'Hie niilitmy occupation of tun or tiuee
points on the load from Tien Tnln tu I'el.ln
The same observation which has been undo in
refeiencc to JJo, I applies also to this propor
tion. The president does not desire to commit
the T'nited States to a permanent paith'lpiliun
in such occupation, but he thinles It desirable
that the powers (drill obtain from the Chines"
anvernment the assurance of their right to guild
their legations in Pcldn nnd to have the means
of unrestricted access to them whenever required.
The president believes that the governments of
Fiance and the other power will see in the re
series wo have here made no obstacle to the
Initiation of negotiations on the lines suggested
and he hopes it will Ip found practicable to be
gin such negotiations at an early day.
Pcpartment of State, Washington, Oct.
COLONEL QUAY HONORED.
Big Demonstration at Mt. Pleasant
By Exclusive Wire from The Associate! Proa
Mt. Pleasant, Oct. 11. Colonel Quay
and his associates had every reason to
feel proud of the demonstration in their
The Indoor meeting In the .opera
house, booked for 7.30, was delayed an
hour by the excessive crowd. Colonel
Quny wa8 Introduced by Chairman
King and spoke briefly, in a remlnlo
cent vein. There Is a new colony of
Polandcrs in this section, and the sen
ator closed his speech by calling the
colony's attention to tho Republican
principles of Its ancestors. Governor
Stone prefaced his remarks by thank
ing the citizens for their share In his
olectlon two years ago. The rxovoinor
was well received and his speech
touched upon tho issues of the day In
a practical way, which sirred many
hits with the audience. Hon. John S.
Wise, of New York, and Mr. Falrless,
of Virginia, also Bpoke.
By Kjcc1uIo Wire from The Asroclatcd Pre&i.
Harrlshurg, Oct. 11, Cliuitcrs were IssuchI at
the ttate ilenartiuei.t today as (ollowa: Alle
gheny Valley bank, Plttsburir, capital $30,000;
CoimcauUIHe (lui company, Cunncautillle,
ciuttiil $50,000 j New Cuktle leei and fold Stor.
atcc company, New Custlc, capital $1,000,
BIG STEEL CONTRACT,
By Excluihe Wire from The Associated Preu.
New York, Oct. 11, The cast rhef bridge
commissioners today awarded the contracts for
the iron and ttccl approaches to the new eait
rittr brldiro to Hie I'uinsj Ivaniu Steel company
-" ' '
By b'xcliuhe Wire from Tha Auocitted Preaa.
Pierre, 8. P., Oct. 11. Cliauncey J. Ma nerd,
the middle of the road Populist nominee for lieu,
tenant governor today announced bit withdrawal
from tho ticket.
, -f 1 ,-t.fr K .', "
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FOR MR. QUAY
Tho Senator Is Given a Rousing
Welcome at Scottdnls Speeches
of the Day.
By Exclusive Wire from Th Alfocliteii Proa.
Scottdale, Pa., Oct. 11. Between 4,000
and G.000 enthuslastlcRepubllcans
demonstrated hero today Owing to a
wreck on tho southwest branch, near
Valley mines, Senator Juay and his
party did not-get here until noon. A
reception was hold for the distin
guished party at tho IIII1 house, which
was well attended. When the speak
ing began at 4 o'clock every available
foot of space around the speakers'
stand was taken up. Hon. John R.
riyrne wns chairman and made short
work of his introduction of Senator
Quay. Mr. Quay spoke briefly but with
apparent cffoit, and after thanking tho
audience for their reception accorded
him, he retired and In a few minutes
wns compelled to leave the stand and
go to the hotel. Senator Falrloss, of
Virginia, was the next speaker. He
spoke at length on the benefits that
have followed the Incoming of the
present Republican administration.
The senator was repeatedly interrupt
ed liv some one in the crowd, and his
cutting answers made him solid with
General Stewart was then introduced
and snoke at length, mainly on state
and local Issues. Governor Stone was
the last speaker, and lie kept the large
crowd in a good humor by his clio'.l
remarks on the Issues before the voters
tills fall. As soon as the speaking was
over the party were escorted to the
station, whore a special train was
waitinr: to take them to Mt., Pleasant,
where they spoke at a meeting this
Royally Welcomed by the People of
Harford County His Remarks.
By r.xclusHe Wire from The Associated Press.
Bel Air, Md Oct. 11. Right royally
did the people of Harford county, with
out regard to party, welcome former
Vice-President Stevenson at the Bal
Air fair grounds today. Perhaps nev
er In the history of the society has
there been such an outpouring of peo
ple. Mr. Stevenson said in part:
"This is the first time that I have
ever hud the pleasure, of adejvsslng
the citizens of "'this great 'common
wealth. I cannot tell you how greatly
tho state of Illinois, my home, is in
debted to Marylandeis, who assisted
in building up the reputation of tho
groat uraitie state."
Referring to the present campaign,
"In all the political contests of the
past three years theie was but one su
preme issue upon which the election
hinged. The great question today is
imperialism. There are men who will
tell you that there is no such thing
as imperialism, I111L they are tho same
men who say that there are no such
things as trusts."
He loviewed the events which led
up t the Cuban war and to the ac
quisition of the Philippines as a result
of the conflict.
"The question to he decided at the
coining election is, 'Why this war in
the Philippines?' The Filipinos never
did us any harm. There are 10,000,000
people ihore and there are l.L'OO Islands.
Why nro we prosecuting this war to
day? There are those who will tell
you that there Is not war."
After stating that the imperialists
claimed that the Democrats were op
posed to expansion he said that Jef
ferson, Monroe and other Democratic
presidents wore expansionists, and
added only to tho tenitory of the Uni
ted States during their terms. Mr.
Stevenson added that no trade was
valuable that was purchased at loss of
life. "I am opposed," he said, "to giv
ing our sons lives in order that vari
ous syndicates may add to the hoard
which is already in their coffers,"
At the close of his address Mr. Stev
enson was loudly cheered by the
throng of persons massed about the
speaker's stand. The party returned
to Baltimore late In the afternoon.
STORMBOUND ON PIKE'S PEA3C.
Perilous Experience of the National
By l.'xclusho Wire from Tho Associated Preu.
Colorado Sprlnus, Oct. 11. Pllr'fl Peak was
the scene of a perilous aduuiture that befell tho
delegates to the national conference of unda
takrs. The party of 200 persons, including many
ot the wives nf the eltdegatcs, had a narrow
escape In a terrific) storm that swept ocr tho
mountain tide, Many of the weaker persons
weio partially ouTcomo by tho cold and bllndliifj
Tha national association, which lias Just closed
its annual contention, went oil 011 a trip tn tha
points ot Interest about tho ttnte, which In
cluded a trip to tho summit of Pike's Peik,
although it is komewliat late for that altitude.
When nt an eleiatlon of 10,000 feet the engine
of tho coerway train became disabled. 'I he wvath
er was line and no one objected to fmMilnir the
In tea than a mile they were overtaken by a
furious bllzarii. The situation was growing real
ly dangerous when relief came from a train lent
for that purpose, Somal of the women fainted
during the storm,
TROUBLE AT CLEVELAND.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Cleveland, Oct, 11, As a luult of a demand
for the dismissal of the non-union engineers and
firemen on the steamer Mutoa, the manager 01
the Cleveland rollim; mil!" disclaimed a gan
of 200 clock laborers today, 'Ihe men aie mem.
hers of tlu 'I.oii'shoi emeu's union and trouble
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
London, Oct, 12, 3 a. m. In I ho pollings In
the parllamcutaiy geneial election yesterday the
Ministerialists gained two scats, making their
total gains 3, us against 20 for the opposition,
The constitution of the new house thus far it
as follows: Ministerialists, 37; opposition, 223.
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The Speech of the Labor Leader in
Scranton Undoubtedly Had an Ef
fect in Inducing Miners to Hake
Sweeping Demands, Which the Op
erators 'Say Cannot Be Granted.
Individual Operators Are in Sore
1y Inclusive Wire from The Associated Prcsa.
Wilkcs-Barre. Oct. 11. The Wllkes
ttarre assemblies of the United Mine
Workers held meetings today nnd in
structed the delegates to the Scranton
convention to Insist on the following
1. Recognition of the union.
2. Powder reduced to $1.50.
3. Ten per cent, general advance.
4. Two weeks' pay.
5. Check docking boss.
6. A contract signed by the com
panies agreeing to the above, to hold
good for one year.
The instruction of the delegates
comes In the nature of a surprise, as
it was expected they would be nllowcd
to ure their own judgment after tak
ing their scats in the convention and
learning the sentiments of the other
President Mitchell's speech at Scran
ton yesterday, In which he stated the
Iti pel- cent, increase in wages offered
by the companies was not enough no
V'Ubt Influenced the strikers in the
Wyoming valley to a more or less ex
tent. Th representatives of the big coal
companies here when phown the list
ot grievances, -which the miners of tha
WyonMng valley insist upon the con
vention enforcing, said there would be
no settlement of the strike on such a
basis. They say the demands are too
sweeping and that tho companies could
not think of granting them.
Tbc-hidiv.ldunJ, operators say any
further concessions than those offeied
aio out of the question. The' claim
that with a 10 per cent, increase and
no reduction in carrying tolls they will
have a hard time making ends meet.
One Individual operator said President
Mitchell will make the mistake of his
life if ho does not uo his Influence
with the delegates and have them ac
cept the offer made by the operators.
TROOPS FOR ONEIDA.
General Gobin Issued Orders for the
Governor's Troop to Leave for
That Place Last Night.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Shenandoah, Pa., Oct. 11. General
Onbln, Major Farquhar, Captain Eng
lis, Sheriff Toole and Deputy Sheriffs
Ilronneman and Toole left hero in two
caniages for Oneida at 12,45 today to
make an Investigation of tho condi
tions there and decide whether it Is
necessary to have troops sent there.
The party returned at 5 o'clock this
ovening and reported that everything
was quiet there. The sheriff and one
of his deputies left at 6 o'clock for the
Panther creek region.where it is feared
an outbreak may occur.
General Gobln has issued ordeis for
the Governor's troop to leave tonight
for Oneida. This means a march of
ten miles over Locust mountain, and
the cavalry will leave about midnight,
so as to arrive at Oneida before dav
break. The general says he does not
anticipate any further outbreak at
Oneida, but that the people there are
nervous and excited since the rioting
occurred, and ho thinks the presence
of the troops will have a pacifying ef
fect. SnAMOKIN DELEGATES.
Will Demand Ten Per Cent. Increase
and Semi-Monthly Pay.
Oy Hxclustio Wire from The Associated Piess.
Shamokln, Oct. 11. Forty delegates
from Springfield, Locust Gap and Mt.
Carmel left here for Scranton this
evening, accompanied by a few from
this place. By morning it is expected
President John Fahey, of the Ninth
district, nnd the full delegation from
Northumberland, Schuylikll, Columbia
and Dauphin counties will bo In the
convention hall. The Lykons valley
men will demand tho ten per cent. In- 1
crease, semi-monthly pay and tho price
of powder reduced, the latter not to 1
como out of tho advanen In wages, 1
The Shamokln valley men ulso want '
the same, together with tho abolish
ment of tho Heading's sliding scale,
and recognition of tho union. The Cen
trallu, and Schuylkill valley delegates
will make their great fight for tho
abolishment of the sliding tcale, Every
thing icinalns eiulet between Trevor
ton, this placo and Mt. Carmel, It Is
generally believed by miners here that,
tho convention will not end tho strike,
tho miners fearing that the operators
will not even guarantee the ten oor
cent. Increase for ouo year. If they
don't, tho Shamokln men say thoy will
lomain away from tho mines all win
ter. ANXIETY AT HAZLETONt
It Is Feared That the Ten Per Cent.
Increase Will Be Refused.
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associatfd'Press.
Hazleton, Oct. 11. Interest here to
night centers in the probable outcome
hi , ..
THE NEWS THIS MOUNINU
Wciither Indications Today!
1 General WllkM'Parre Miners' Demands,
Text of Itcply to France.
Filipino Officers Arc fjurrenderlntr.
Speculation at to Outcome of Today's Miners'
2 General Nortlieaatern Pennsylvania.
3 Local Monster Demonstration of Wett Scran
Investigation of Ward Aasessora.
News and Comment.
5 Local Clever Golf Playing on tho Country
0 Local West Scranton nnd Suburban.
7 Hound About the County.
8 Local Pay's Work In Criminal Court.
Financial and Commercial.
of tomorrow's United Mine Workers
convention at Scranton. Everybody
hopes that the delegates will agree to
settle tho strike, but the confidence
which prevailed early in the week
when the call for the convention was
Issued has given way to a feeling of
fear that the ten per cent. Increase in
wages and tho reduction In the price
of powder offered by the large com
panies and a majority of the individual
operators will be rejected and that tho
strike will be continued for an indefin
If the strike is continued it will be
necessary to aid many families in the
Hazloton region who are in needy cir
cumstances. A number of delegates
from Hazloton left for Scranton to
night, but the majority from the lower
end of Luzerne will go tomorrow morn
ing. This district will be well repre
sented. Yesterday's trouble at Oneida
and today's marching into the city and
a threatened march tomorrow morn
ing have caused the coal companies
whose places are in operation to double
their guards and prepare for any
emergency that may arise.
Coal company officials are Informed
tonight that an effort will be made
tomorrow to close down the Novel and
Hazle mine collieries of the Lehigh
Valley Coal company and the Cran
berry and Crystal Ridge collieries op
erated by Calvin Pardee & Company.
All of these works are near this city.
SOFT COAL CREEPS IN.
Schuylkill Valley Industries Will
Not Return to Anthracite.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Reading, Oct. 11.-Very little coal is
being sent down the Philadelphia and
Heading railroad. Now and then a
few cars are noticed In the freight
trains. going", scjuth. Nover before was
there so little anthracite "coal in the
leading company's yards. The sid
ings, outside a few hundred cars' held
at Tamaqua and Crcssonla, are en
tirely bare of coal. This coal it is un
derstood Is subject to the order of the
management of the company and is
held as "emergency" coal. This rep
resents about one-eighth of a full
day's mining, were the collieries on full
The Schuylkill valley's industries
which have in tho past used hard coal,
are now stocking up on soft coal. It
is doubtful whether some of these mills
will go back to the use of hard coal
at the end of the strike.
MR. STEVENSON AT BALTIMORE.
He Is in Good Health and Is Con
fident of Democratic Success.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Baltimore, Oct. 11. Adlat Stevenson,
candidate for the vice presidency, ar
rived in Baltimore this morning. Ho
wus accompanied by Judge Wm. M.
Springer, of Illinois. Said Mr. Steven
son: I am feeling In splendid health, and I am con
fident of Democratic success. Already I have
spoken in three or four btates and my reception
cverjwliere has been corelial and the enthusiasm
pronounced. Tho people are alive to tho real
issues of the campaign and In my person ll talks
with the representative men of the localities I
have visited there is every cause for satisfaction
vvitli tho outlook for victory In November.
I have Rieal hopes of Maryland being restored
to the Democratic column, where she really be
longs, and it is with pleasure I now have the
opportunity to meet her people. I intend doing
my full share In aiding to bring the state back
In West Virginia there is splendid organization
among the Pemociats and their leaders are walk
ing like tiojans for success next month. The
situation in my own state, Illinois, is rapidly
assuming satisfactory shape and our forces are
glowing In wonderful fashion. Wc art" exceed
ingly hopeful for the outcome.
At 11.45 o'clock Mr. Stevenson and
party left on a speclat train over the
Baltimore and Lehigh railroad for Bo
lalr, where tho vice presidential can
didate spoke to tho people at the coun
RHODE ISLAND REPUBLICANS.
By Exclusive Wire from The AasoclateJ Press.
Providence, 11. ! Oct. 11. Tho Itepubllcan
stute convention for tho nomination cf presi
dential electors was held hem today, llesolu.
(Ions were adopted which cxpicssed npppiuval
of the course of tho llepublicun admlulvtiatlun
congratulated the Itepuhlleun pait) on the es
tablishment of u gold standard; and cloc bred
that tho sovereignty of the United States had
been rightfully acmilied hut tho Philippines
and that It must be maintained, 'Ihe convention
nominated the follow lug electors: Prank 1',
Oluey, Alex (iiim, llobeit I), Tieat, Ceorgo II.
REUNION OP VETERANS.
By i:cluslve Wlrn fioni 'Ihe Associated press.
Lancaster, Pa,, Oct. 11, 'Ihe fourtli annual re
union of tho Ceritl.il association of tiiaud Army
of the Hepubllca posts of IVnns.vlvauia was held
today at Marietta, I'o.ts wcie represented fiom
different paits of l.iucostcr, Dauphin, HciKs and
and Jelmnon counties 'Ihls morning there was
:i parade of the veterans, uud a sham battle
this utu iiiodii atttactcc! sevei il thousand per.
sons. At the camp lire this evening addreses
were dolivtied by Ccncrul (ioblu, Adjutant tlen.
cral 'Ihonus J. htevvait, Major William niient,
of I.eliinon, and Dr. Hcrntlulsc, of Columbia,
Tomorrow an executive session will bo held.
POPULATION OF CONNECTICUT,
By Exclusive Wim from The Associated Press,
Washington, Oct. 11. As announced by tha
census buryu today the population of the state
of Connecticut In 1000 Is 00$,355, s compared
with a population iu 1800 of 710,253, showing au
increase) simo lbOO of 102,007, or 2J.7 per cent.
EVE OF THE
Talk with Reference to
What it Will Do Is
NOTHING DEFINITE KNOWN
President Mitchell Has Carefully Re
trained from Saying Anything
That Would Throw the Slightest
G-limer of Light on What Today's
Gathering Will Do He Issued a
Statement on the Subject Yester
day Which Contained Nothing of
More Importance Than tho Fact
That the Convention Will Be Free
from Passion or Excitement.
Opinion was as much divided lart
night on the probable outcomo of to
day's convention of miners as it waa
the day the call was Issued. Some
argue that the ten per cent, offer will
bo accepted as it stands; others con-tend-it
will be accepted if a little more
is added to it, and others still are hold
ing that the proposition will bo flatly;
Those who hold to the first view of
tho case reason thus: President Mitch-c
ell has carefully avoided saying that
the offer was not acceptable. He has
emphatically said it Is not satisfactory,
but he was always careful to Join with
this statement a "but" to the effect
that the miners must not expect to
have all their grievances redressed at
once. It will also be noticed that the
matters which mako the offer unsatis
factory In his eyes are not so 'vastly
Mitchell's emphatic declarations of
his dissatisfaction with the offer are
only what a diplomat, such as he
nroves himself to be, would be ex
pected to make under the circum
stances. It Is just what he naturally
would do If paving the way for an ac
ceptance of the offer. The effect these
declarations will have on the strikers
is of no moment. The convention will
do as ho bids. What he wants is to
have the operators to understand that
if the offer is accepted it Is accepted
under protest, so to speak, and that
more concessions must bo forthcoming
Has Vast Power.
The union has shown itself a thing
of vast power. A prolongation of tho
strike will tend to bring out any weak
points that it may have in its make
up, and tho demands for relief, which'
will soon commence to pour in, will
very likely show that it has its weak
points. Tho men firmly believe the
union capable of forcing moro concosj
slons from tho operators. The leaders
are not so firmly convinced of this. In
fact, it is quite safe to say that Presi
dent Mitchell believes that the doclata
tlons of so many prominent membeVg
of the coal pool, over their own names,
that not a single further concession
would bo granted, meant just wha'1
Those who advance the above arcu'
ments look for President Mitchell to
say to tho convention: "The offer is
not satisfactory. It is a big conces
sion, though, and we should consider
It a great victory. It would take many
months of fighting to socuro anything
more, and ruthor than undergo tho
hardships of a long strike, let us take
what Is offered, return to work, get
every man in tho region into our union,
and a year from now, or maybe less,
let us go to tho operators, show them
our strength, and mako what further
demands wo may deem ndvlsablo."
Whether or not Mr. Mitchell will sav
all this, today will toll.
Those who cllns to tho second view
of tho probabilities point out that near
ly every set of delegates has been In
structed, If instructed at nil, to stand
out for this, that or tho other thing In
addition to tho ten per cent., and argue
that tho convention will have to tnko
a recess and secure some of these ad
ditional concessions, before these will
The Third View,
Those holding tho third view nf the
case say that I'lesltlent Mitchell shares
the oalnion of tho men In tho ranks
that tho union has tho operators
whipped to it btandstllt; tfiat It Is for
the union, and not tho operatois, to
illotu'.o tho terms of peace, unci that
tho union proposes to osetclso Its pre
loguttve, There Is no gainsaying that a hint
ftoin Mr, Mitchell that he would not
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Washington, Oct. 11. Porecast for
Eastern Pennsylvania: Pair 1'riday; Ju.
ireaslng cloudiness; piobably rain Sat
urday; fresh westerly, shifting to north
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