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Others Are Injured at a Midnight
Blaze in a Slaunhterinn
Pen at St. Paul.
Tha Fire, Supposed to Have Been o
Incendiary Origin, Spreads with
Great Rapidity and the Firemen
Were Handicapped by Lock of
Water In Addition to the. Pack
ing Company the McCormlck Har
vester Company and Other Con
cerns Sustain Serious Losses.
ty Exclusive Wire from The Associated Pres.
St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 21. Aa a result
of flro which broke out In the slaught
ering pen of A. V. Illinium & Com
pany's packing house at the Minnesota
transfer shortly after midnight last
night, four firemen are dead and a
number of others injured and property
to the amount of $130,000 was con
sumed. The Dead.
fchtOND ASSISTAM' FIUE OIIIEI' WM. H. 1HV-
MKUTENANT TRANK M. EDIX
UUItT IRISH, fireman.
LOUIS WADNER. fireman.
'Atdrrw Johnson, taken fiuni the ruins badly
Ulliim Kield, fireman. Intern il injurio.
Shomas Clarkin, fireman, both legs rushed.
The fire, which is supposed to have
been of incendiary origin, spread Mlth
Brcat rapidity, fanned by a strong,
southerly wind, and the firemen were
f-oriously handicapped by lack of
water, and further by the fact that
n long bridge over the rallrc.id tracks,
which furnished accssss to the scone
of the conflagration, was torn up for
repairs. From the packing house the
flames spread to the warehouse of the
Northwestern Lime company, thence
to the McCormlck .Harvester com
pany's largo brick warehouse, filled
with valuable, farm machinery. It
was here that the fatalities occurred.
The firemen of engine company No.
33 had entered the McCormlck ware
house to be in a better position to
fight the flames. There was a tank
containing 200 gallons or gasoline In
the bUllding and its explosion shat
tered the walls and burled the men In
the debris. The bodies of the victims
.were all recovered.
The McCormlck Harvester company
was the heaviest loser, their loss foot
ing up $380,000. Of this, $80,000 was on
buildings and $300,000 on stock and
notes, all their papers and records
being burned. They carry no insur
ance. The loss of D. M. Robbing, own
er of the packing hou&e where the fire
originated, Is placed at $33,a0O, which
includes the loss on several tenement
houses and other buildings. The loss
to the Great Northern railroad on cars
destroyed foots up $8,000; Northwest
ern Lime company, $15,000; A. V. Hln
man & Company, lessee of the pack
ing house plant, lost $4,000 on tha
stock arid machinery; the Merriam
Park Ice company, $1,000 on buildings
and stocks, and other minor losses,
which will bring the total to nearly
$430,000. Losers other than the Mc
Cormlck company are well protected
The Northewestcrn Elevator com
pany's largo elevator was threatened,
hut was saved from destruction. It Is
feared, however, that much of the
grain stored therein was damaged.
THE ENGLISH FIRMS
Large Orders for Railroad Trucks
By Exclusive Wire from Tin Associated Press-
London, Oct. 22. The Cape Town cor
respondent of the Dally Mall says:
"Desplto all denials, I learn that large
orders for coal trucks to bo used In tho
Transvaal colony have been placed In
the United States at prices, for deliv
ery here, which are 20 perjeent. below
English prices, while tho Americans
have contracted to deliver In half tho
time required by the English,
The Transvaal military railways
havo placed an order for tank englnfs,
to tho value of 250,000, with English
firms, although tho prices are 20 per
cent, over American quotations. Tho
great drawback to English work Is de
lay In dellvory."
Thirty-sixth Annual Meeting to Be
Held at Altoona,
By Exolusiia Wire from The Auociatcd Press.
Altoona, Oct. 21. Tho thirty-tilth annual con.
ftntlon of the I'cnnsjhaiila Hats Sabbath Srhoo)
tssociatlon will be, held Tuesday, Wednesday and
llmrsiluy of this week ut this place. Over Mill
Delegate are expected to attend. Tuesday even.
Ins lion. John Wauaimkcr, state president, will
deliver his annual aih)ics.
Professor K. O. i:ccll. o Chicago, nill Itml
111 the tinting, i'our crreat iiuii meetings for
Children will bo held. The ollieers of the county
issoclatlons meet in conference and discuss thu
latest and hot methods and organisation, nil
if Immdlate and pciinancnt value to superin
tendents, pastor and tviclicn. Au ewptioiul.
y full corps of kpcakcra and iiistnulois have
FEU FROM A HIGH WINDOW,
By fcicluiUo Wire from Tin A5.wil.Ucd IVss.
fjulmy, 111., Oct. Sl.-Io.rph 11. Tallls, a
tevtspaptr man. of 'for.nci.tp, who ssjctu imel.T
(he najno ol Hay Itajmond, was killed lait night
by falling from, a lulid-itory window cf the
Occidental hottlj The prt.miiption U he fill
Uleep on the nlmJow kill, as Die body v.a
luund In (He hutel lilley tl.U morning arisjcd
lu illicit (.lolhci and uith the 'ull ijikhcd
lu. He u '-"' " " ud unman led.
ADLAI GIVES FIGURES.
He Concedes That McKlnley Will
By Exclusive Wlie from The Associated Press.
Chicago, Oct. 1. Adlal E. Stevenson,
who returned to Chicago yesterday
from his campaigning trip through the
enstern states, In an interview today
spoke enthusiastically of the Demo
cratic activity In the slates through
which lie had passed. Mr. Stevenson
made tho flut-footud declaration that
the Democrats would carry Indiana
nnd ho added: "Ohio should be put
down as very likely to give its elec
toral votes for Dryan. To my mind
tho two great doubtful states which
lean more strongly to the Democratic
than to tho Republican side In this
fight are New York and Ohio."
Mr. Stevenson then mado the fol
lowing estimate of the situation as It
For McKlnley California, 0: Conn?c!lciit, 0;
low.i, 11; Maine, 0; Massachusetts, 15; Michl
jt.ni, 11; Minnesota, t); New Hampshire, 4;
Xcrth lhkot.i, .'!; Oregon, 4; Pcnns.vlianla, S2;
Rhode Island, 1; Vcnmnt, 1; Wisconsin, 12;
Wjomltn:, 2. Total, US.
for Ihyan Alabtma, 11; Arkansas, S; Colo
ratio, 4; Florida, 1; 'leorglj, l.i; Idaho, .!;
Indiana, 15; Kentucky, 111; Louisiana, S;
Midland, S; Mls.isHijipl. 0; Missouri, IT; Mon
tana, 3; Nebraska, b; Nevada, S; North C'aro.
Una, 11; South Carolina, I): Tennessee, 12;
Ttw, 1"; Utah, 3; Virginia. 12. Total, 1S9.
Doubtful-Illinois, 21; K;in;.is, 10: New .Icr.
scy, 10; New Vurk, 20: Ohio, 25; Soulh
Dakota, 1; Washington, 4; West Virginia, G;
Delaware, 3. Total, 120.
Mr. Stevenson loft tonight for a three
days' tour of Michigan.
It Is Not Thought That He Will
Live Through the Night.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Pres.
"Washington, Oct. 21. Ex-Secretary
Sherman was very weak again today
nnd has been losing ground steadily.
It is believed that he may not survive
the night, though his great vitality
may prolong life a while longer.
Wabhington, Oct. 21. At 12.30 o'clock
ex-Secretary Sherman was still alive,
but was slowly sinking.
Washington, Oct. 22, 1.30 a. m. Ex
Secretary Sherman Is sinking fast and
it is not thought he will live through
Senator Hanna Says That He Has
No Further Doubt That the Elec
toral Vote Will Be Cast for
By Exclus!e Wire from The Associated Pres
Chicago, Oct. 21. Senators Hanna
and Frye arrived hero this afternoon
from Omaha, Neb., where last night
the concluding meetings weie held of
their week's touring of Minnesota,
South Dakota and Nebraska. Sena
tor Frye will probably leave tomor
row for New York, while Senator
Hanna will devote most of the com
ing week to speechmaking In Chicago,
with Jollet, III., and Milwaukee, Wis.,
also on his itinerary. Senator Hanna
was almost worn out from his week's
traveling and was suffering consider
ably from rheumatism. He was
driven to his apartments Immediately
on his arrival.
"I have taken South Dakota out of
the doubtful column," said Senator
Hanna. "There Is no doubt In my
mind that its electoral vote will bo
cast for McKlnley. Of course, surface
Indications are all one can go by on
a trip of that kind, but the immenso
crowds I talked to, the warm greet
ings I received, leave no other opin
ion possible. Personally, I thorough
ly believe Nebraska will also go for
Fire in Philadelphia Causes a Loss
By Exclusive Who from The Amoclated Press,
Philadelphia, Oct. 21. The abattoir
or tho West Philadelphia stock yards
was partially destroyed by n nre of un
known origin today, causlvg a loss of
about $30,000. fully covoreJ by Insur
ance. The losses are divided as fol
lows: Pennsylvania itniirnnri ,.,.,.,..
p owner of tho building, $3,000; D. B.
aiariin, wno occupied the (second floor
nnd conducted a rendering establish
ment, $20,000, and a number of butch
ers who occupied tho first floor lost
about five hundred head iof dressed
beeves, valued ut $30 a head.
TRIAL OF AN AIRSHIP.
Count Zeppelin Realizes the Dreams
of Darius Green.
By Exclusive Wire from The Assoiisted Pitu,
Frletlrlchshhafen, Wurtemburg, Oct.
21. Another trial of Count Zejipelln's
airship was made today, resulting In a
series of successful evolutions.
The airship, with Count Zuppelln and
Herr Eugen Wolff on board, ascended
at G o'clock this afternoon to an alti
tude of live-eighths of a mile, where
various manoeuvres wero executed. It
then descended slowly to tho water,
which it reached, near the point of de
parture, at D.23. The king and queen
of Wurtemburg witnessed the trial.
DEATHB OF A DAY,
By Kxclush Wire from The Associated Prcw.
Asheville, N, C, Oct. 21.-W. I). Price, of
Palestine, Texas, a student at the II Ingham
school, died this afternoon from injuries tua
tained in a pricttco game of foot ball jestcrday,
Ills spinal dalumn was brohen between Ms
shoulders. Tho body will be taken homo tut
Philadelphia, Oct. 21,-IUv, William II. Had.
jjer, a well-known newspaper man of t'lls city,
and formerly a minister In the Protestant Epls
ccpal church, died suddenly last night of upop.
joy. lie isaa about 6i scars of age. While ait.
he us a clergyman, he had charges In New Jersey
and in this city. In the days of Colonel John
W. Koiney lie was dramatic critic and an rd
tcilal writer on the Prces. For many jeou put
lio had beern en the editorial staff of tho In-culur.
The Two Great Powere Will Under
take to Keep an Open Door in
the Chinese Dominions.
TEXT OF THE COMPACT
An Effort Will Be Made to Preserve
the Territorial Integrity of China
in Line with the Demands of the
United States Formal Declara
tion of the Alliance Between Ger
many and England Which Was
Formed on October 16 by Lord
Salisbury and Count Von Hatzfeldt
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
London, Oct20. Germany and Eng
land, it is announced, have formed au
alliance to maintain the territorial in
tegrity of China and to keep the porta
The terms of this important agree
ment of the two countries, which was
arrived at on Oct. 1C between Lord, Sal
isbury and Count von Hatzfeldt Ger
man ambassador to England, arc 'offi
cially given out as follows:
The German government and her British maj
esty's government, being desiioiu to maintain
their interests In China, and their rishta under
existing treaties, base agreed to ohncrvr the fol
lowing principles regarding a mutual pollry in
First It is a matter of joint permanent in
ternational interest that the ports on the ris-er
and littoral of China' should lcmain free and
open to trade, and to cscry other leqitimst
fenn of economic actistty for tho peoples of all
countries vithoul distinction, and thi two go
ernnionts agree on their part tn uphold the same
for all C'hlr.cM: territory as far as they can ex
Scond Both gomuments will not. on their
part make use of the present complicttion to
obtain for themselves any territorial advantage In
Chinese dominion, and will direct tlulr policy
toward maintaining undiminished the territorial
condition of the Chinese cmtliic.
Third-In case of another poster making use of
tho complication in China in older t. obtain
under any form sshateser such teriltorlal advan
tage, the two contracting parties reserve to
themselves the right to oomo to a p'.eliminary
understanding regirding the escntual step to
be taken for the protection of their own interests
fonrlii-'flin two goscrnnvnts will communi
cate thi3 agreement to the other powers Inter
ested, especially Austria-Hungary, France, Italy,
Japan, Russia and the United States, and invite
them to accept the principles recorded in it.
Berlhi, Oct. 21. With tho exception
of a few notoriously anti-Brltlsh jour
nals, the entire German Dress ap
proves the Anglo-German agreement.
Its effect upon Russia excites keen
curiosity, It being no secret that the
relations between Germany and Rus
sia have lately become coolei.
COMMENT FROM THE
PRESS OF PARIS
An Impression to the Effect That the
Anglo-German Agrement Is
Hostile to Russia.
By Uxtlusite Wire from The Associated Press.
Paris, Oct. 21. The Anglo-German
agreement to maintain the territory
and Integrity of China nnd to keep her
ports open to the commerce of the
world continues to monopolize public
attention lu France, the omission of
the name of Russia according to tho
version of the account supplied by the
Havas agency being the chief subject
The Temps says: "We can see noth
ing In the Immediate sense of agree
ment which does not merit approba
tion, but the elimination of Russia's
name Is calculated to hurt her feel
ings, showing distrust, even supposing
the Intentions of the two ipowers to he
"It Is to be regretted that tho word
ing of tho agreement gives an anneai'
anco of hostility to an ally. Tho work
of peace Is not furthered by throwing
"There are two Important points In
tho asTcemont. The fltst Is that tho
second article destroys somewhat tho
value of tho protocols disinterestedness
by reserving to tho contracting parties
tho right to make eventual arrange
ments according to tho behavior of a
third party. Tho second point Is that If
this specific accord Indicates a lasting
understanding botwoen Germany and
Great Britain It will bo thanks to tho
sad Transvaal war, the realization of
a favorite plan of Lord Itosehery and
Mr. Chamberlain, and, at the sumo
time, tho starting point of a now era
In International relations."
Tho Journal Dos Debats, after ex
pressing a doubt that tho agreement Is
directed against Russia, asks whether,
on tho contrary, Germany and Oreut
Britain, having accepted the situation
us It affeots the establishment of Rus
sia north of the great wall, havo not
excluded from that region other pow
ers who ara prohibited from extending
themselves at the expense of China. "If
this bo tho euso," It says, "It Is the
Integrity of China proper which tho
two contracting powers guarantee. Be
fore giving u dcunltlvo opinion regard
ing tho attitude, we must know the at
titude of Russia, for tho importance of
the agreemetit depends entirely upon
whether it is or is not hostile to Rus
sia," After tho foj-egolng and similar com
ments had appeared lu tho French
press, it, became known that all tho
papers has been put on a false scant
by an error In transmitting thn text of
tho agreement the omission of the
name of Russia among tho names of
the powors to whom tho agreement Is
to be communicated. All tho comments
wero written upon the theory that the
Havas asency text Is correct.
AT OYSTER BAY.
His Voice in Good ConditionWill
Begin His Last Tour Today.
By Excluslie Wire from The Associated Press.
Now York, Oct. 21. Governor Roose
velt spent today ut his homo at Oyster
Bay quietly resting from his labors,
after his trip through tho west. He re
ceived no visitors at all except Private
Secretary William J. Youngs, who had
a conference with his chief In the af
ternoon. The governor did not go to
church, and Mr. Youngs explained the
refusal to see unyone on the ground
that every moment that could be stolen
from the campaign must now bo taken
advantage of In order to save the can
didate's strength. Mr. Youngs said he
was surprised at the fine condition of
the governor. He was suffering from
his throat somewhat, but not to such a
great extent as was feared.
Tho strain on tho vocal organs had
strengthened them after making them
sore, nnd the governor's voice was
now In far better condition than after
less work during tho last state cam
paign. Governor Roosevelt leaves Oys
ter Bay tomorrow morning. He will go
direct to New York city, and then will
commence his last tour of the cum-
paiKn ' '
CRISIS AT HAND
Senor Silvela, the Premier, An
nounces the Resignation of Senor
Gassett and Senor Dato.
By Exclusive Wire from Tha Associated Press.
Madrid, Oct. 21. Senor Silvela, the
premier, had an audience with tho
queen regent today and formally an
nounced the resignations of Senor
Gassett, minister of agriculture, and
Senor Dato. minister of the interior,
together with the resignation of high
officials In other departments as a.
protest against the appointment of
General Weylcr as captain general of
The cabinet council which followed
disclosed scriou.s differences between
the members of the ministry, and the.
premier decided to place the question
of confidence in the cabinet before the
queen regent. At 7 o'clock this even
ing Senor Silvela went to the palace
to tender the resignation of the entire
Subsequently the queen regent re
ceived General Ascarraga, president of
tho senate, whom she entrusted with
the formation of a new ministry.
TO SPANISH FRIARS
Statement Made Before the Commis
sion of Investigation Letter
By Kxelusie Wire from The Associated Press.
.Manila, Oct. 21. The Philippine Com
mission has passed a bill appropriat
ing $475,000, gold, for the payment of
expenses incurred for the benefit of tho
insular government during October.
The bill goes carefully into detail re
garding the items of expenditure
throughout the archipelago.
Judge Taft, president of the com
mission, has been engaged for some
time in taking a mass of Filipino testi
mony concerning the conduct and pol
icy of the friars, this being a continu
ation of the investigation which be
gan with the depositions of bishops
and members of monastic orders. The
statements of the Filipinos go to show
that the friars, under the Spanish
regime, greatly abused their limitless
political and religious powers over the
community and that this abuse of au
thority often led to immorality. All
tho testimony offered by the Filipinos
shows that they do not desire the re
turn of the friars to tho parishes.
Archbishop Chappelle has gone to the
more peaceful provinces of northern
Luzon, accompanied by three Domini
can friars. It is asserted, and gener
ally believed, that he Intends to re-establish
these friars In certain parishes;
and the belief Is exciting tho natives In
Manila, who call upon their country
men to prevent tho i'e-establlshment of
any friar, on the ground that It would
llx a dangerous precedent for tho
Senor Buencamlno has received what
purports to be a letter from Aguinaldo,
ordering tho former leaders of tho revo
lution who are now in Munlla to desist
from the focmntlon of political parties
and to ccaso all their attempts at pa
cification. The letter mysteriously hints
that plans are maturing among tho
armed rebels and describes theso "ns
best for the country." Senor Bueu
oamlno declares the letter Is genuine.
Tho military situation was compara
tively quiet last week. Tho commis
sion, the military authorities, the Fili
pinos and tho foreigners are awaiting
tho result of the presidential oleotlon
In tho United States. Many persons
assert that, whatever this may be, It
will havo no Immediate effect upon thn
situation In the Philippines, und that
disorders nnd guerillas' attacks will
continue for awhile.
COW CAUSES A WRECK.
Locomotive and Cars Are Thrown
from the Track.
Uy Kxtluslvo Wlro fiom The Associated Picjj.
Altoona, Pa., Oct. 21. This afternoon
n locojnotlve and several cars were
thrown from tho truck near Howard,
Center county, on the Bald Eagle
railroad, by running over a cow.
The engineer. John Foster, mid the
fireman, Daniel Snyder, both of Ty
rone, wero killed. William Welser, of
Tyrone, a brakemun, was seriously In
I ! I
LIVERY STABLE BURNED.
By Kcluje Wre from The AiMelatnl Press.
Wilmington, Pel., 0t. 2l.-MeI)jnIl, Urns.'
Ihery bluble us d.Mio.icd by a Hie 'it unknown
origin tonight rauslug a loss of .'J.OOD. Twenty
liortes, turnly ton of hay, twgon and hamest
were burned. 1o of I lie hoic uhkli pcitihol
were owned by 'Jhouisi Til ley and rttre wlucd
t tl (no
He Laijs the Blame for Failure to
Settle the Strike Upon
END NOW SEEMS NEAR
General Belief in Wilkes-Barre That
the Coming Week Will See the
Windup of the Strike A Feeling
Exists Among the Miners That the
Lockout Cannot Be Continued
Much Longer More Concessions
Will Probably Be Made Sales
Agents Say That the Market for
Anthracite Coal Will Soon Be De
moralized at the Present Rate.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Hazleton, Pa., Oct. 21. When Presi
dent Mitchell, of the United Mine
Workers, was asked tonight by a rep
resentative of the Associated Press
what he had to say in regard to a
settlement of the anthracite coal min
ers' strike, he said:
As there appears to be coins disposition on the
part of tho puhliv to place the responsibility for
the prolongation of this strike on the tlionldcrj
of tho mins workers. sp aklng for them, I' want
to say that when the Scranton convention so.
cepted the 10 per cent, adivnee In gea pio
lidiug the operators 'abolished the sliding scale,
and guaranteed the pajinent of the ndvance un
til April I, the miners had met the operators
more than half way. They had shown a concili
atory bpiiit and I know of no good reason why
tho proposition should not have lwcu accepted
by the operators.
As a consequence the responsibility for the con
tinuation of tho strike rests solely upon the
failure of the operators to accept the piopoition
of their employes considerately. The public
should understand that unatlsfa(toiy as Is the
lropo'-!lion of the eiperitors who make the re
duction in the prico of jinwdei' a p.iit of I in;
ndijme of 10 per icnt. that oen this proposi
tion hai not been offered by a cry large num
ber of the coal producing companies in the an
thracite region, nnd until all companies guaian
tee the pjjmcnt of the ten per cent, advance
above the intr of wages juld in September until
April, according to the decision of the Scrautun
coi'cr.tioii the miners are powerless to act. I
want to repeat ugaln that there can bo no par
tial or sectional settlement of this strike..
District No. 9 Accepts.
The huge companies in the Lehigh icgum
v.ho I'ie refused to ninvi; at all since the
Scronton comention was held, are: Coxc nrcv.
& Co., the largest ceil producers, in the Lehigh
legion; G. B. Markle & Co.. the Lehigh and
Wilkcs-Barro company, the Lehigh I'enl and
Naig.ition company and a laigo numlier of
smaller companies There is ah-o a considerably
number of (nal eompjnies in the Laek-awanu.i
and Wjomlng regions that havo not guaranteed
tho pajmrnt of the 10 per cent. mh.ui:c unlit
Apiil 1. 'J ho only district that has accepted
the term cf the Scianton convention in full is
Xo. 0, better known as the Schuylkill district.
Companies which roduce about 0j per cent,
of a total production of the anthncitc cojl
Melds line giuiantred the payment of the 10
per cent, advance and hae abolished the sliding
When Mr. Mitchell was asked what
he would do if all the companies were
to post notices, he said:
"When all the companies have post
ed notices then I will have something
When It was suggested to him that
there might be a break in the ranks
of the strikers If the contest was to
continue much longer, he said that not
one man will go back to the mines un
til they are officially notified to return.
THE END IS NEAR.
General Belief That the Coming
Week Will Windup Strike.
By Eclushe Wire from The Associated Press.
Wilkes-Burro, Oct. 21. The general
belief here Is that the coming week
will sec the windup of tho strike. Tho
strikers do not admit this openly, but
It is the feeling that the lockout cannot
be continued much longer. Both sides
are expected to mako concessions. Tho
opoj-ators say they havo nono to
make, but under certain pressure they
are espected to make them, neverthe
less. Tho politicians have had their say
in tho negotiations looking toward a
settlement, and now the sales agents
for the big companies nnd the retail
dealers In tho big cities are taking a
hand. They aro writing and telegraph
ing every day to tho coal companies
that unless something Is done very
soon to bring the strlko to an cud
und nn effort made to get some hard
coal on tho market at saleable figures
tho anthracite trade will bo demora
lized for years to como and some of It
will be lost forever.
Ono sales agent writes: "One or my
Inrgest customers tells mo that con
sumers are getting to like bituminous
coal and that they think they will keep
on using It."
An Argument Advanced,
It Is such reminders as theso that
makes tho operators Just as anxious to
settle tho strlko as the miners. But
tho strikers must make the b'ggoH con.
cession, and there Is overy reason to
bcllevo that thoy will do It befoin tho
week Is out. Many of tho minors out
on sti-lko argue this way:
"Let us accept the latest nner of tho
companies and settle the powder ijues.
tlon Jator on. If we icturn to work we
tun siuti to got an incieaso over Ilia
wages paid lu tho past, no matter how
tho operators try to figure it out, and
wo can afford to bide our time for tho
tettlemcut of tho powder Issini."
Of roiircc, there Is some opposltlini to
taking this position. There urn ttomn
strikers who favor holding out until
overy demand Is grunted, but this c!as
Js pot lu the niajoilty. They are men
who own their own homes and have
their jurdej-s well tilled for tho vlnter.
They can ittord to hold nut against
tho companhM. but the bulk rf the
President Mitchell Is now thoroughly
acquainted with thu condition of af-
THE NEWS TI1IS M0RNIN0
Weather Indications Today,
1 General President Mitchell Makes a State
ment. AnglO'Gctmin Agreement as to China.
Fatal lire at St. Paul.
I.oml Strike Situation.
i ('onurtl Northeast etn Prints) lvaiila .'es.
rinaiicl.il and Continental.
U Local nisliup llcilun Heturns' fiom Europe.
Mrs. Suan K. Kcsscndcn on Temperance.
Kcws and Comment.
h Local drier Case Is lti.idy for the Jury.
Mention of b'ome Men of the Hour.
0 local West Scranfon and Suburban,
7 Hound About the County.
8 Local Satuidj's foot Ball (lames.
Fnthusiastlc Itrpubllcin Meeting at Peckvtlle,
fairs in the Wyoming and Lackawanna
regions, and us late as toduy he told
one of tho Luzerne county officers of
the United Mine Workers, who was In
Hazleton, that he would not stand In
tho way of a settlement If the miners
of the Wyoming region wanted to re
turn to work under certain conditions.
Mr. Mitchell Is expected to take a de
cided stand tomorrow or Tuesday on
the Issues that now stand between the
operators and miners of the upper an
Situation at Shamokin.
Shamokln, Oct. 21. Committees of
United Mine Workers canvassed tho
Philadelphia and Reading Coal nnd
Iron company strikers of this place,
Mt. Carmel and Locust Gap today to
learn whether any of the men intended
going to work tomorrow. Tho strlko
leaders said this evening that not one
would respond to the blowing of the
whistles excepting engineers and fire
bosses. A prominent local official of the1
Union Coal company says the com
pany positively refuses to concede to
any of the demands made by the
Scran ton convention. The company
claims that their busy season has been
ruined by the strike and they don't
care when the strike Is settled, feel
ing positive that they can hold out
much longer than tho striking min
ci's. The company controls four large
collieries in the Shamoklnroglon.
IS NOT FOR MR. BRYAN
In Order to Correct False Impressions
Created by Western Papers the
Prelate States That He In
tends to Vote for McKin
ley and Roosevelt.
By Kxelushc Wile from The Auociatcd Pifss.
New York, Oct. 21. Archbishop Ire
land, of Minnesota, before leaving New
York tf or the west yesterday, came out
in a 'strong statement for McKinlev
and Roosevelt. As soon as tho arch
bishop landed from the Majestic earlv
last week he was beslegeil by inquiries
as to how he Intended to vote. A num
ber of clippings from western Bryan
papers were shown him, In which it
was asserted that he was dissatisfied
with the administration's policy In the
Philippines, and would support Bryan.
Archbishop Ireland was seen again
yesterday and asked as to his choice
of candidates. In reply, he gave out
the following statement:
How do 1 intend to vote? It cannot at first
sight but seem more or less impertinent for any
citizen to tell the public how ho intends to vote.
In votiug each citizen obeys the dictated of hli
own sense of civic elutyj he should simply do
this and leave ti othets to do likewise. How
ever, since a certain number of newspapers lue
undertaken to say how I intend to vote, and in
so doing have misinterpreted my intention, and
have not been unwilling to nuke political cap.
ital cut of my supposed vote, I will give the
question, "How I jntend to vote?" a categorical
and unmistakable) reply.
I intend to vote for William McKlnley and
Theodore ltooscvelt. In giving my vote for the
candidates of tho Rcjiublican patty I am satis
fied In my own conscience that I serve the beat
interests of tho country at home and abroad;
that I contribute to the maintenance of thu
country's material prosperity und of peace and
good will between the several classes of its popu
lation; that I aid tho country lu bringing about
the safest and most honorable solutions of thn
complex problems which confiont it as the ie
suit of tho lato war, and in retaining for Itself
tho exalted position which it holds at present,
commercially and diplomatically, before other
nations of tho world. I trust no further doubts
will be expressed " to how I intend to tote.
Six Persons Killed Outright Near
Lodi, Where the Winds Were
Dy KYclushe Wire from The Associated I'rm.
Atlanta, Tex., Oct. 21. A tornado
struck southwest of Led! and fifteen
miles west of here today. Tho path or
the tornado was 200 yards wide und
the wind swept everything before It.
One house In the center of the path,
occupied by negroes, was destroyed,
six people being killed outright. Time
others are missing who aro supposed
to bo dead. It Is feared further loss
of life has resulted In the country.
DEAD IN HIS CHAIR.
Ily lUeluslve Wlm from The AttoclaWd Pie
jueiilel, Oet. ai.-Hlttliig in a ihalr beside
a d.wuuio at tin1 station of tho Lancaster Illcctrtc
company, whe-ro In) was employee! as foreman,
'I bonus llurke was luund dead last night. It
uis at flirt thought that be had levelvul a
fatal shoek of clcetrlclty, but the loronei's in
eputt showed that death ii'aultcd from lutuul
MURDER AND SUICIDE.
By i:xclulte Wire from Tin Associated Prtas.
Cliuagv. Oit. 21 Philip Lewis, a hou clerk,
Ust night shut and killed ltoc Aberg. and then
loinmlltrd ulide by putting a build (trough
hli train. I.c"l bad long beta a suitor.
NO ATTACK ON
Mine Workers' Officials Deem It in
expedient to Make a Campaign
floainst Them at This Time.
LOCAL PRESIDENTS. MEET
It Was Expected the Session Would
Devise Plans for Closing Down the
Washeries but the Fact That the
End of the Strike Is Believed to Be
on Hand Prompted Them to This
Matter Ninety Per Cent, of the
Men Are Agreeable to Taking the
Offer as It Stands and Returning
to Work, One of the Officers Says.
Rumor of a Riot.
Some apprehension was felt yester
day when the newspapers announced
that there would bo a meeting of the
officers of the city locals of the United
Mine workers to consider the mattcn
of making an effort to close down the
This was interprctcdV to mean that
the Mine Workers contemplated a re
course to tho methods employed in
the lower districts for dosing down
collieries, and when this came to be
considered in connection with thn
avowed determination of tho operators
to keep the washeries going at any
cost, there wore anticipations of
Fortunately, however, these antici
pations are not to be realized; at
least, not for the present.
The meeting which took place yes
terday afternoon thoroughly canvassed '
the matter and came to the conclu
sion to content itself with a simple
reiteration of the address to the wash
cry employes to tho effect that they
were seriously injuring the causa of
the strikers and eppeullng to them to
Just what prompted this- action Is
not officially divulged,' but from what ' '
could be gathered, It Is evident that
in view of tho Imminent settlement of
tho strike, tho Mine Workers' officials
judged It to bo Inexpedient to mako
any aggressive move against the
washeries, knowing that such a move
would be attended with the possibility
of trouble and that even a small
amount of trouble would do more
harm to tha strikers' cause than;
would bo counterbalanced by nil' tho
good that the closing up of the wash
eries could effect.
One of tho local presidents stated
tola Tribune reporter after the meet
ing that tho question of accepting tho
operators' offer, with the powder
clause Inserted, was canvassed infor
mally, and from the discussion, he
judged that fully ninety per cent, of:
tho men of this immediate region
would favor returning to work jusc
as soon us all or a good-sized ma
jority of tho operators post notices
that tho original offer will remain in
force till April 1.
He, himself thought there was sound
sense In the operators' argument that
It is presumption on tho part of the
employes to attempt to dictate how
tho increase in wnges shall be paid.
"As long as we are guaranteed that
every man Is to receive a ten cent
piece with every dollar that ho used
to get, It's not for us to sayi how the
company will glvo us tho extra dime,"
ho argued. "It's only fair to suppose
that the companies are not going to
try any tilcks on us when tlioy know
wo don't have to stand for It."
Way They Interprot It.
The strikers Interprot the action of
some of the companies refusing to fol
low the lead of tho others In posting
tho notice agreed upon at Thursday's
conference us an effort to cause a
break in tho union's ranks. They say
that the operators seem to think that
tho'Schuylklll men, who havo gotten
everything they asked for, will not be
sutlsfled to stay nut much longer,
waiting for tho men of the upper re
gions to quibble over what to them
may appear to be very small affairs,
and that today will seo a good mnny
of the Philadelphia and Reading men
going back to wurk.
Organizer Fred Dllcher said last night
that ho has received assurances from
headquarter that all fears on the score
of the Schuylkill men making u break
are without any foundation. Tho
Schuylkill men aro thanking the Uni
ted Mine Workers for abolishing tho
sliding scale nnd gettlnw them a ten
per cent, ndvanco and they aro only
too anxious for tho opportunity to
show their gratitude. Not a man In
tlu Schuylkill region will return to
wotk today, Mr. Dllchu.- says,
Au Evidence of It.
An evldsnco of tho strict veracity of
President T, H, Watklns' statement
Continued en I'agc S.
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4- WEATHER FORECAST,
Washington. Oct, '.'1. Forecast for Moo- -f
day and Tuctdty: 1'JsUrn PciimyKauls -f
f I'olr Monday, Tuesday, Increasing cloudi- 4
iux, robably uln; fresh touthweilerly -f
wlnd-f. thlfttug to southeaster!) by Tuf
lttt-f i ttT'vtt1-
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