The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, October 23, 1900, Image 1

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Bu Wit and Sarcasm the Governor
Drives Disturbers Irom a
Meeting at Kingston,
Pleasing Incident of the Meeting at
Newburgh An Immense Crowd
Greets the Speaker and Great En
thusiasm Prevails An Appeal to
the Democrats Who Have Admira
tion for the Principles of Jefferson
and Andrew Jackson The Evil
Influences of Tammany Hall.
ty Exclusire Who from The Associated Pri-ss.
Kingston, N. Y., Oct. 22. Governor
Roosevelt finished the first day of his
flying campaign hero tonight, after
travelling eighty-nine miles and mak
ing eight speeches, the longest being
at Newburgh and Kingston. At the
former place, the home of the ltcpub
llcan candidate for governor, he talked
to a vast assemblage, having to speak
in two places. Spectators interrupted
the speaker with questions, In every
instance receiving a reply. At West
Nyack a man close to him cried "Hur
rah for Bryan," and Mr. ltonscvelt re
plied, "Why don't you hurrah for Alt
geld and Aguinaldu." The cheering
ceased. Another called "what about
the Ice trust," and he answered: "This
election will be decided by the patriots
and men of sense in the country who
outnumber the junker shouters of your
type. The Ice trust will be attended
to in a proper legal way."
A man in the crowd at Newburgh
said in a low tone of voice: "Why did
you call Democrats cowards and dis
honest?" Roosevelt heard him and
flung back quickly this characteristic
reply: "It's a lie, I never .said .such a
thing. It is Democrats, good Demo
crats who will swell our majority."
Towards the end of his icmarks, at
Newburgh, the governor was Interrupt
ed a number of times by home shouts
of "What is the matter with Bryan?"
"Down with trusts."
Governor Roosevelt rcmuikcd: "That
gentleman has all the symptoms of a
Bryanitr," which tally was greeted
with laughter and applause. Then
walking over to one side of the plat
form, and speaking directly towards
the point from which the shouts ai o-e.
the governor said: "You look like one
of those men who work exclusively
With their mouths. What do you mean
to do with the cotton bale trust of Jlr.
Jones, or the ice trust of Mr. Croker?"
(Cries of "What is the matter with
Bryan?" "He's all right.") That is an
argument of wind." (Great applause,)
"You are afraid to hear the truth,
you interrupt this meeting because you
nro a hoodlum and nothing else. You
represent the disorderly class, that is
naturally against us. You represent
those people who object to prosperity.
You don't get any part of It, because
you won't work. (Applaus-e.) Now,
then, go back to juur fellow-hoboes
(applause) and learn after this (moie
yelling, and the man evidently tuined
to depart) that you stand against the
flag. You haven't got a particle of pa
triotism in you. I am. .glad vou are
go!n away: I think you have learned
enough to not hereafter monkey with
the buzz-saw. (Long continued ap
plause.) Now gentlemen, in the tem
porary absence of the local police, I
have driven off the disturber of the
meeting." (Applause.)
Appeal to Good Citizens.
At Congeis, Governor Roosevelt
epoke brlelly from the rear of his spe
cial train. He said:
It pecnis to me lint in Hilt, anip.ii-n, we
have a right to appeal as we do appeal, not tti
men as Republican, but us Kood citizen., 'I hem
ire certain piinciplcs tint uudeille Itqiuhlltaii
Ism and Democracy alike, that underlie the De
mocracy of JcfTi ison nnd l.icUon, tint umltiilu
tho Wlilfc'hm of Henry I lay and WYIMer and tli
Republicanism of Abrilum Lincoln am) it is
upon those principle that we male our uppeil
lor honesty in the stale nnd In tliu iiition, lion
rsty in making promUo and pcifoi mince bun no,
honesty in not prophcajliu: Hut which we Know
or ought to know will not ouur, honesty In not
hurting the nation's debt by halvimr Hie nation'ii
dollar, rceolvlns: to picwun Hie eondltioiu un
der which we have koiio upuauK ami not to j;o
back to the condition of IWj'h army nod tin
free soup kitchens nnd ii'olln- to do tho vvcuk
of a (treat nation in the fate of (he world's
greatest powers without lllnchiiiir.
Newburgh wus In gala at tiro when
the Roosevelt train arrived at l.LS
o'clock, Bands played, an Immense
crowd cheered at tho fetation, ond tho
Btreets woro Jammed with people, res
idents and visitors who had come on
excursion trains and boats during the
morning, This Is the homo of tho
Republican candldato lor governor, n.
tt, Odell, nnd at tho head of tho crowd
tt the depot waiting to receive Mr.
Roosevelt was Mr. Oiloll himself. Tho
court house square, where tho speak
' Inar took place, was Jammed with
thousands of people anxious to see
and hear tho ,tvo candidates, and
When at 3 o'clock they appeared arm
In arm on tho platform, a great cheer
went up. Mr, Odell intiodueed Gov
ernor Roosevelt In a short speech. As
the governor stooped forward ho was
presented with a dinner pnll filled
with farm produce of various kinds.
The governor sulci; "This Is what
Mr. Bryan calls an assorted argu
ment," and. noticing It was wrapped
around with nn Amerlcun Hag ho con
tinued; "Now, gentlemen, I want to
call your attention to ono fact they
have presented mo with a full dinner
pall and the American Hag." (Ap
plause.) I come here to appial to )ou, no nutter what
nay have been jour political uftiliattons in tin.
fast, to appeal to joii us Americans, us honut
lien, is fod citizens, to support Wlllam Mc
(iuley tor r 'lection to the presidency. (Great
I appeal to cut man who Is keiultlve as to
(h good nam ol both atato and nation, to tup-
pott im when we ataml aifslnsl Bryanlsm and
niralnsl that local foun ol llrjanlim, Crokcrlmn
(Applauie). t appeal to Loth Itcpulillcans and
Democrats, mind J oil, because the principles of
Sir. Bryan mid Mr Crolier hac nothlnf In com
mon with I)cniotra(-y m llemocracy was under
stood In the days of Jefferson and Andrew Jack
son. Jefferson hud It Uon as a rule that this
nrt of Rood government was the art of being
honest. Hour would Tammany hall (eel It that
principle will read and applied In Its oriranlsra
tlon? And now Tammany lull, which hat re
duced flip ctovcrnnicnt of New Yoik rlty to n lij
woid and n hlwlnir. ii crrninlnir for the uovcrn-
tnrnt of N'cvv York state nnd 1 appeal (o every
noncit Democrat, I appeal to every TJemocrat
whoie lojaliy to Jefferson and Jackson is a
lovalty of the heart nnd not of word', I appeal to
eviry Demociat north of the Harlem to ire to It
that Mi pirty It not prostituted as it has been
prostituted south of the Harlem.
Certificates of Bradford-Wyoming
Senatorial Rivals Are Thrown
Out Other Cases Decided.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Hnrrlsburg, Oct. 22. The Dauphin
county court today disposed of the
last of the election contests by de
claring valid the certificates of Dr.
Daniel P. Geberich, candldato for
senator, and Dr. Thomas T. Zerbe and
Samuel Groh, candidates for assembly
In Lebanon county, and declaring In
valid the certificates of Robert S. Ed
mlston nnd Bradley W. Lewis, rival
Republican candidates for senator in
the Bradford-Wyoming division. Thd
nomination of Messrs. Gerberlch and
Zerbe were contested by Senator
Samuel Weiss and Ej Benjamin Bler
man, who received a majority of the
votes at tho Republican primaries last
June, but an Investigating committee
threw out enough alleged illegal votes
to give Gerberich and 55erbe a major
ity and certified their nominations.
The court holds that under tho party
rules this committee is entitled to
certify nominations, and that, there
fore, the cei tlficates are valid.
The certificates of John S. Lambing
and J. S. Spaulding, People's Party
candidates in the Se.-oiid Erie assem
bly dlstiict, who weie objected to by
William Albrecht and Greeley G.
Marsh and Andrew J. Palm; Joint L.
Wilson and L. D. drown, People's
Party nominees in Crawford county,
which were objected to by John p.
PrAmer and G. Hiram Blistone and
Charles Perkins, arc also declared
He Contends That President McKin-
ley Could Have Prevented the
South African War.
By Exclunvc Wire from The Associated Press
Gland Rapids, Mich., Oct, i!2. Adlal
13. Stevenson arrived here from Chi
cago at 1.30 p. m., and an hour later
addressed an open air meeting. A
drizzling rain commenced to fall a few
minutes before he appeared on the
platform which soon drove to lielter
all except a few hundred people who
weie within immediate hearing. Tho
speaker put on his hat and talked for
a half hour upon the Issues of trusts
and Imperialism.
A noticeable feat of his handling of
the latter topic was tho emphasis
which he placed upon the Boer ques
tion, which, owing to the great pro
portion of Holland-American voters In
this section of the state, Is brought
to the front by nil Democratic orators
who visit the Fifth congressional dis
trict. Mr. Stevenson took the ground
that President McKlnlcy would not
have exceeded the bounds of interna
tional diplomacy by intervening In the
war, like Cleveland did In behalf of
Venezuela, and he expi eased the opin
ion that the effect upon England would
have been the same and there would
have been no South African war.
Formed by General Ascarrago Dis
tribution of the Portfolios.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Madrid, Oct. 22. General Ascarraga
has succeeded in forming a cabinet,
with tho following distribution of port
folios: President of the council, General As
canaga; mtnistor of foreign affairs.
Marquis Agullur Campo; war, General
LInaies; finance, Scnor Alltir Do Snln
jar; interior, Sonor Ugarto; Justice,
Marquis Vudlllo; public instruction,
Senor Garcia Alix; agriculture and
public works, Senor Sahnchez Toca,
Tho post of minister of marine has
not yet been filled. General Ascarraga
presented tho list to the queen regent
this evening, and tho ministers will
take the oath tomorrow.
Tho under secretary of tho crown,
tho prefect of Madrid and tho mayor of
Madrid, as well as several prefects of
departments, have resigned,
By Inclusive Wire from The Assorjited Press.
Chicago, Oct. 22, A ciowd of 3,000 colored
voters listened to an address by Senator llanna
at tho First Heidnient armory. He tpoko briefly
and bU remarks wcro at all times urttcd with
applause. "There i,ccr was a, time," i-ald Ben
ator Hauna, "when thoso whose Utlzciuhlp camo
with the birthday of tho Itcpubllcan party had
greater cause to rejoice. The colored troops
are alwajs in line and ready for action As
lonif an the !teHibllcau party' is true to tho prin
ciples which attracted to it the colored popula
tion of the United States the colortd otc vil
lieer bo divided."
By Exclusive Wfie from The AuocliM Vtr
New York, Oct. 22. Sailed: Aller, for Naples
and (ienoa. Bremen Arrived: Travc, New York
via Southampton. Cherbourg Arrived: Deutsch
land, New York via 1'1 mouth for Hamburg,
bouthampton Sailed: Fiicdriih der Orosse (from
Broncu), New York via Cherbourg. Stilly
Passed: Maasdam, New York for Boulogne and
He Vloorouslu Reopens the Battle
Against Senator Qiiau and
His Followers.
In a Speech at Pottstown the ex
PoBtmaster General Says That
There Is Not the Slightest Ques
tion as to Pennsylvania's Vote for
Mr. McKlnley His Whole Atten
tion Is Therefore Turned to the
Alleged Republican Machine and
ex-Senator Quay The Troubles of,
the Day All Laid at the Door of
the Organization.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Presi.
Pottstown, Pa., Oct. 22. Former
Postmaster General John Wanamaker
tonight made his tlrst appearance In
two years as a political orator. His
mission here was In the interest of the
candidates of the Republican party for
the legislature who are opposed to the
Quay wing of that party. Mr. Wana
maker arrived here at 6 o'clock and
was the guest at dinner of Professor
John Meigs. The meeting was held at
tho opera house, which was crowded
to the doors, hundreds of people being
obliged to turn away. Among the au
dience was a fair gathering of women.
Seated on the stage in addition to
Professor Meigs, who presided, Tvete
the foIVowing candidates for the legis
lature: A. B. Miller, of Pottstown:
Jason Sexton, North Wales; II. H. Fet
lerolf, Collegevllle; Jesse L. Krelblf,
Worcester, and Dr. P. L. Jones, of
Mr. Wanamaker's appearance on the
stage was the signal for great applause
and his address was punctuated with
much enthusiasm and cheering.
In introducing his speech Mr. Wan
amaker said that he made his llrst ap
pearance in Pottstown four years ago
to speak for McKlnley against Bryan.
He said he would have acted similarly
this year If there had ever been the
slightest question of Pennsylvania's
vote for McKlnley.
Mr. Wanamaker called attention to
tho fight between tho Quay and anti
Quay forces during the legislative ses
sion of 1806 and stated that until the
election of the legislature of 189S he
had ceaselessly sought to prevent the
re-election of Matthew Stanley Quay
to the United States senate.
In this connection Mr. Wanamaker
took occasion to reiterate his state
ment that at no time since 1896 lias he
been a candidate for the senatorship.
He said, however, that had the ofiiee
come to him at that time he should
have accepted it. Continuing 'Mr. Wan
amaker said:
During the present content for the legiidature 1
have not been in tctivc manage mint of the cam
paign. Impaired health and ab.-eme in Kuiope
have for nearly half a jcar prevented my activity
in political matter". Jvovv, on my recent icturn
with improved health I am asuicd by tue active
woikiiH who have been engaged in promoting
the clittlcji of an anti-Quay legislature that tin
smccs of the movcimut i certain and -.hat the
re election of M. S. Quay Is not within the realm
of practical political possibility.
In cuntiadistiiclion to the asacition of Colonel
Quiy during u recent npcch that he was not a
tandltlate in the ordiniry sene o( the term .Mr,
Wunamakcr said he was not a candidate in
tin- extiaordinury dense of Hie term nor in any
other miisc; nor am I quoted for any otlur of
tlce. The cvsenator horn whom I have emoted
is an c.lraoidiuary, ordinary candidate. I am
simply not a candidate nt all.
My piuposc is to bi freer than ever hefoic to
fight ho forces of evil in this plundeied and de
bauched state, Succi salve disclosures of the
widespread and laboriously sjstematited corrup
tion have convulsed the state, Twecdlsni at ita
worst was no woise than Qinylsm at its best
but Hiiro iu no best Quajhm, as there can he no
good to bad.
Good government means equal tights for all
nnd special pilvllcaes for none. Such govern
ment would not dchtroy voted righto. I have
great respect lor vested rights, but good govern,
ment would prevent thU confederacy of predatory
wealth ond would subject the richest torpnia
Hon equuly with the poorest and feeblest citUcn
to Hie authority of the laws and enforce upon
all men respect for the rights of all.
Benefits to Be Derived.
Tho speaker then enumerated tho
benefits to be derived from good gov
ernment. Ho said that schools and be
nevolent Institutions would not bo sac
litlced for tho sake of confederated In
terests that maintain tho machine, be
cause they need It to control legisla
tion In their Interests. Transportation
companies, Mr. Wanamaker asserted,
would bo brought under the mastery of
tho state; would prevent the flagrant
violation of tho constitution bv the
companies constituting , themselves
miners, shippers and Jfnerchants In
coal, keeping company stores, paying
wnges at long Intervals, denying check
welghmen, employing children of ten
der years at deathly tasks, and endan
gering tho lives of inlneis by Ignoring
precautions for their safety, "in tho
light of recent revelations by the
miners In tho coal regions the vlea, of
Ignorance will not stand," said the
The poor man and Ids child shall not sutler
forever because of Hie concealment of ids cm
plojcrs behind a charter ol incorporation.
Good government would leinovu this unspeak
ably small and sordid pillaging of the Indus,
tilous poor Ir. tho mining regions by men who
fancy that they can escape the consequences of
guilt by banding themselves together in i col
lective capacity.
Good government would enforce the laus which
foibld discrimination in transitortatlou, and re
lieve mining opcritors from the robbing system
which charges them four times as much for haul
ing a ton of hard coal as for hauling a ton of
soft coal.
flood government by removing Hits indefensible
discrimination, would have icmoved the chief
cauie of the strike of 160,000 which baa deprived
them of their wages and wasted tho capital of
such of their employers as are at the mercy of
the railroads.
Mr. Wanamaker said the dairy In
terests of the state would be pro.
tectcd by good government nnd tho
farmer would be protected against
the criminal non-cnforccinent of the
law. He declared that the machine
stood before a stuffed ballot box,
"armed with this, bludgeon of Its crim
inal power," and this, ho assorted,
was the heart of the whole business,
for who so possesses tho ballot box
governs the state. Ileal ballot reform,
ho declared, Is the Key to good gov
ernment. "A legislature must bo elected over
whelmingly hostile to tho machine nnd
all Up works, and to Its whole corrupt
and sinister Importance, In order that
tho present piotoctlon to fraud nt
the polls shall be swept away by an
act enforcing thorough ballot reform."
The Well-Known Statesman Passes
Away Sketch of an Active
Political Career.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Oct. 22. John Sherman,
who for a period of forty years occu
pied an eminent place In the legisla
tive and administrative branches of
public affairs, died here at 6.45 a. m.
today In the seventy-eighth year of his
age. His death had been expected for
several days. Its Immediate cause was
brain exhaustion incident to extreme
weakness due to old ago and to several
attacks of sickness from which he had
suffered for the last year and a half.
John Sherman was born In Lancas
ter, O., on May 10, 1823. His paternal
ancestors came from Essex county,
England, and settled In colonial days
In Massachusetts and Connecticut. His
grandfather, Taylor Sherman, was
born In tho Nutmeg state and became
a judge of Its Supreme court. His
father, Charles ltobert Sherman, was
born In -XorwalU, Conn., and studied
law, being admitted to the bar in 1810,
when he married Miss Mary Hoyt. of
Norwalk, and subsequently removed to
Lancaster, O., wheic "Old Tecumseh"
and John Sherman were born. The
father In his day was hardly less
famous than tho two sons. He was a
Judge of the Supieme court of Ohio In
1823, but betoie achieving the fortune
which his legal talents merited he died
in June, 1820, leaving n widow and
eleven children to battle with the
world. William Tecunibeh, the third
child, after his father's death, vas
adopted by Thomas Ewlng, a neighbor,
who obtained his admission to West
In March, 1877, he was appointed
secretary of the treasury by Presi
dent Hayes, and gave universal satis
faction by an administration which re
sulted In the resumption of specie
payments two years later. Ono of his
most brilliant achievements as a fi
nancier was the ro-ostabllshment of
the country's credit by placing $200,
000,000 of government 4'f! per cent,
John Sherman was prominently be
fore almost every national Republi
can convention sincp the civil war, as
a possible presidential nominee. Ho
desired the nomination, and once or
twice it seemed! probable that ha
would obtain It. He was very; near It
In 1880, when he had for his chosen
advocate In the convention, James A.
Gariield, of Ohio. But Garfield's elo
quent and impassioned appeal for his
chief resulted In a stampede of tho
convention to himsdli. No one has
ever charged that Garfield had that
end In view, but, very naturally, Sher
man was greatly chngrined. In a per
sonal letter he exonyintcd Garfield.
Again in 18SS he had hopes of winning
the prize, but It went to Harrison.
Tho unfriendliness between Senator
Sherman and General Russell A. Al
ger dated from that convention. Sher
man believed that Alger was largely
responsible for his failure to obtain
the nomination, and accused Alger's
friends of bribing poor negroes to vio
late tho Instructions of their constitu
ents. The funeral arrangements so far as
they pertain to the services In Wash
ington were completed late this after
noon, They will tako place at the lato
residence of Mr. Sherman on Wednes
day afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev,.Mac
kay Smith, of St. John's Episcopal
church, being the officiating clergyman.
Immediately after tho services tho
body will bo taken to Mansfleld, O.,
where tho arrangements for the sad
rites have been put In the hands of
Congressman W. S. Kerr and other
friends of tho family. Services will bo
held Thursday at Mansfield, probably
in tho Episcopal church, usually at
tended by Mr. Sherman, and the Inter
ment will be made In tho family bury
ing plot besldo the grave of Mrs. Sher
man. The party going from hero will
include relatives and friends and also
representatives of tho state and
treasury departments.
By Exclusive Wlie from The Associated Presa.
Washington, Oct, ?2. President and Sirs. Mc
Klnley left the city at 7.43 o'clock tonight via
the Pennsylvanlt railroad for Canton, 0,,whein
they will remain until Mr, McKlnley casta Ids
voto on Not ember 0, when they will return to
Washington. Aecompinjlng them were Secre
tary Corteljou and Dr. 1'. M. HUey, of Hie navy,
the parly occupying tho private car l.ucaula,
'llicy will reach Canton about 10 o'clock In the
morning, Secretary and Mrs. Hoot also bad ex
pected to go with the presidential party but the
former was called o New York on private busl
iicm and will start from that city west tomor
row, ilt. Hoot is to make an address at Youngs
town, O., on tho 23th instant.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated 'Press.
Camden, N, J., Oct, 3J. Thomas lUrmau, a
leader In Republican politics of this city, rode
his blcjclc in front of a trolley car today
awl vvas run over and killed, lie was presi
dent of the board of excise commissioners and
aerved several terms In city councils. lie vvas 50
years old.
Oy lCxcliulve Wiie from The Associated Press.
llarrisburg, Oct. 22. Charters wre issued by
the state department today to the following
corporations: West Coal aud Mining company,
I.oLk Haven; capital 1(1,000. Brush Ruu Water
company, Mount Pleasant; capital fl.OOO. Gran
ville Water company, Lowlstowu; capital 100.
Miners Will Work as Soon as All
Operators Post- Notices
Guaranteelnu Increase.
They Show a Disposition Not to Issue
a Second Notice Guaranteeing the
Payment of the Ten Per Cent.
Increase Mr. Mitchell Appears
Cheerful Lnrgest Labor Demon
stration at Hazleton A Disturb
ance at Wilkes-Barre Working
men Are Intimidated.
By Kxclushe Wire from The Associated Press.
Hazleton, Oct. 22. President Mitchell,
In an Interview tonight, practically ad
mitted that the anthracite coal miners'
strike would end as soon as all the
operators posted a notice guaranteeing
the payment of a ten per cent, advance
in wages until April 1. President
Mitchell said:
The prospects of an early settlement of the
coal strike is becoming brighter. Some of tho
opciators hive not jet posted notices nig
iiifying theii willingness to fall in line cither
with the Heading company or with the propo
sition made by the Lehigh Valley company in
tin! Hazleton legion. If all of them notify their
employes by posting notice's or otherwise that an
actuil advance of tin pel cent, will bo paid
each mine aud guarantee its continu
ance until April 1, logethci with tho abolition
of the slidng scale, 1 believe that tho terms
would he accepted by the mine worhon. The
I eduction In powder from ii.l'i to $1,50 lull
confused the minds of the miners but some of
the optratois have su fully lined how con
tract miners could lccelve the full .ldvjiuc of
III per cent, an will as all other cinplives that
1 believi- that this obstacle can bo mm nine.
Although, as President Mitchell says
tho outlook for an early settlement of
the htrlkc Is bright, it Is dlflicult to
make a prediction as to when the end
will come.
Some of the coal companies are
showing a disposition not to Issue a
.second notice guaranteeing the pay
ment or the ten per cent, increase in
wages until April. Among these are
the Delawaic, Lackawanna and West
ern and the Delaware and Hudson, the
officials of which companies are report
ed to have declined to Issue a supple
mental notice. The labor leaders,
however, hope that the companies will
in some way make known that they
will guarantee the payment of the ad
vance until April 1.
Mr. Mitchell Cheerful.
Piesident Mitchell appeared quite
cheerful tonight when he made the
announcement as above and his man
ner indicated that the time is near
at hand when all the anthracite miners
now on strike shall return to the
mines. As soon as all the notices
guaranteeing the payment of the ad
vance until April 1 ate posted, Presi
dent Mitchell will call a meeting of
the national executive board at which
it is believed the strike will be de
clared off.
The largest labor demonstration ever
held In this city took place today when
nearly 7,000 miners paraded the streets.
In a carriage at their head rode Presi
dent Mitchell who received an enthu
siastic ovation all along the line of
march. Thousands of miners accom
panied by their families came to the
city from every mining town In the
region to view the parade. Besides the
miners from this vicinity there were
150 men In line who had tramped eigh
teen miles over the mountains from
the Panther Creek valley. They, with
the McAdoo miners, who are famed
throughout the coal Melds for their
perseverance in marching and closing
collieries, were the heroes of the par
ade. Three bus loads of tho marching
women of McAdoo and 100 small break
er boys, dressed in their working
clothes, and with lighted mine lamps
in their caps, were at the head of the
line, immediately behind the carriages
containing the United Mine Workers'
olllcials. Many mottoes expressing the
sentiments of the strikers were car
ried In the procession.
President Mitchell reviewed tho pa
rade at the end of the route, after
which a mass meeting was hold at
which President Mitchell was the
principal speaker. Ho f-aid tho strike
was in such a peculiar position that
It was hard to outline just what the
result would be. Ho believed the time
was not far distant when every mine
would be In operation and that tho
men now had practically won tho
strike. Among other speakers were
W. D, Mahon, of Detroit, Interna
tional president of tho Amalgamated
Association of Street Railway Em
ployes of America; Ilenjamin James,
of Hazleton; Fred Dllchor, of Ohio;
AV. D, Falrley, of Alabama; Oeorgo
Purcell, of Indiana, members of tho
national expcutlvo board of the United
Mlno Workers; John Fahey, R. N,
Courtrlght, of Scranton; Edwurd Sap
pltt, of Pittsburg, national organizer;
"Mother" Jones, of Chicago; Angela
Pprrln, an Italian, and Anthony Slnss
cber, a Slavonian,
An Appeal for Aid.
Shamoklii, Pa., Oct. 22. For the first
time slnco the anthracite coal strike, a
public appeal for aid was niadu hero
this afternoon by a commlttco calling
on business men and collecting money
and provisions for ImpoYeilshcd fam
ilies of strikers.
Discontent Reigns at 'Wilkes-Barre,
Men Anxious to Work.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'rcss.
Wilkes-Barre, Oct. 23. Discontent
among the striking miners of the Wyo
ming valley 13 growing, and unless the
strike Is settled soon they will be hard
to control. A majority of tho men are
willing and anxious to go to work, and
Weather Indications Today,
1 flcnerat-Kml of tho Dig Strike Uraws Appar.
ently Nrarer.
Operators Hny Time (limrantccr Is Superfluous,
ltuoscvclt Quiets the Hoodlums.
John Wanamaker Heird From.
2 (leneral Northeastern Pennsylvania. and Commercial.
3 Local drier Case In Jury's Hand.
The .Men's Union and Convicted Offenders.
4 IMItortil.
New 8 and Comment.
0 Local Hoard of Control Wilt Sland.unus the
City Controller.
Thieves Make a Itlcli Haul on the "Hill."
0 Local West Scranton and Suburban.
7 ltound About Hie County.
3 Local drier Case In Jury's Hands (Con
cluded), if President Mitchell should call the
strike off tomorrow, even with the
powder question unsettled, he would
receive more credit fromhls followers
than to allow the contest to drag on,
with ttjo chance of losing In tho end. ,
Tho strikers say they are well organ
ized now, and they can afford to wait
awhile before demanding other con
cessions. But, In the opinion of many,
a prolongation of the strike will mean
only a repetition of history. Tho com
panies will starve tho men out the
same as they have In other strikes, and
then when they do return to work It
will prtfbably be at the old wages and
without a union back of them. The
discontent of the strikers was shown
nt the works of the Lehigh and
Wllkes-Bnrro Coal company, In the
eastern part of tho clty,thls morning.
A gang of men were going to work to
screen coal on the bank of the Empire
mine, when they were set upon by a
mob of men, women nnd boys. John J.
O'Hara, foreman of the gang, was
knocked down with a stone and his
nose fractured. Ho .had to run away
to escape with his life. Several other
workmen were slightly Injured.
During the melee several shots were
fired. One bullet grazed the ear of Coal
and Iron Policeman H. C. McCall. The
mob destroyed all the tools of the
workmen. The disturbance took place
within tho city limits, and a detach
ment of police were sent to' the scene.
When they arrived they found a largo
crowd of women and boys, but very
few men. The local otlicers of the
United Mlno Workers say none of their
men were engaged in tho tight.
The police found an effigy of O'Hara
hanging to a telegraph pole. There was
a placard on It which read: "Here are
the remains of O'Hara."
Owing to tho trouble, there was no
nork on thn coal bank or at the Stan
ton washeiy, operated by the same
company, today. The company used
the coal screened on the bank for
their boilers, and heretofore the strik
ers have not objected to the men
gathering it for that purpose, as it
was necessary to procure fuel some
where In order that the pumps, which
keep the mines free of water, might
be kept running.
In Is said O'Hara made himself ob
jectionable to the wlve3 of the strikers
by boasting that he would work, de
spite all opposition. This angered tho
women, and on several occasions they
pelted him with stones. One woman
told him Saturday night that if ho
attempted to go to work this morn
ing he would be killed.
A number of Polanders who have
been working at tho West End Coal
company's colliery at Mocanaqua all
through the strike were returning
from Glen Lyon last night, when they
were held up by somi strikers and
their sympathizers, who called the
Poles "scabs." Tho foreigners at
tempted to resent the insult, but they
were overpowered and had to retreat
to a place of safety under a shower
of stones. Ono man was badly cut on
the head.
Mayor Nichols, of this cloy, sees
trouble ahead If the strike continues.
He Is seriously considering a proposi
tion to arm tho police force with guns,
ho that they will be able) to cone with
a mob, should they bo called upon to
quell a riot'.
A Mob, Numbering 5,000, Attacks
the Workmen at Stanton Wash-
ery No One Injured.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Wilkes-Barre, Oct. 2.', This evening
thoro was another riot at the Stanton
washcry of tho Lehigh and Wllkes
Barro Coal company. When the woik
men started to go to their homes, under
tho protection of coal and Iron police,
fully 5,000 people had gathered. A tele
phone message was sent to police hend
quartors In this city for help and Chief
of Police Kline and a number of offi
cers responded, The men who had been
at work woro put on board a small
mlno locomotive, but beforo the loco
motive could get under headway some
one fired. The police returned tht lire,
but no ono was struck. Another volley
from tho windows of some houses fol
lowed. Every pano of glass In the cab
of tho locomotive was btoken, but no
one was wounded. Two of tho woik
niun on tho locomotive Jumped off uud
wero knocked down nnd kicked, but
weio lescuod by the police,
Tlo names of tho Injuied men tire
Biudley Hoffman and John Dellnskl.
Hoffman was so badly Injured that he
had to bo taken to Mercy hospital.
Ah tho oniceiH were returning to
headquartcis, tho electric car on
which they rodo was stoned, all tho
windows on ono side of the car
bioken, and Police Sergeant Hall and
two other passengers, slightly Injured.
Mayor Nichols s,oon i cached tho scene
and warped the mob that they wero
doing tho cause of labor more injury
than good. He said tho law would be
upheld und he wus there to help up
hold It. The mayor's speech had a,
good effect and the mob slowly dis
persed to their homes. AtI0 o'clock
all was quiet at the wushery,
Not One Will Sau the Mitchell State
ment Will Impel tils Gompanu
to Modify Its Offer.
Operators Who Have Refused to
Comply with the Agreement of
Thursday's Conference Seem Dis
posed to Persevere in Their Re
f usal, Though a Compliance Would
Mean n Settlement of the Strike all
Onoe -Reasons Why They Do Not
Want to Specify a Time Xlmit to
the Ten Per Cent. Offer President)
Nichols Thinks Another Conven
tion Is UnnecessaryMove Against)
the Washeries.
Word of President Mitchell's Jnten
tlon to announce that a general com
pllanco with the demand for a six
months' guarantee on tho ten per cent,
offer would end the strike, reached
The Tribune yesterday afternoon, and
was transmitted to such of the larger
operators who could be reached, with
a request for an expression as to what
effect this would have on the situa
tion. They would not say that thi
would Impel their companies to make
any amendment to the original notice.
The public and tho mine workers
officials wero led to bellevo that the
operators were willing to compromise
by according their men a guarantee
that the offer would remain in force nt
least six months, if the men would
waive their claim for a straialit ad
vance, and bo content to have a de
crease In tho cost of powder llgurc as
part of the Increase in the wages of
contract miners. Now, however, It
would appear this Impression is an or
roneous one.
The Temple Iron company; the Hill--side
Coal and Iron company and tho
Conncll Coal company aie the only Im
portant operators of tho Lackawanna
region who have compiled with tho
agreement of their own conference of
last Thursday, that an amendment
should bo made to the notices alreadv
posted, explaining that tho offer would
remain in force until April 1, 1900, and
thereafter till further notice.
Not Done as Yet.
President Truesdale, of the Lacka
wanna, and President Olyphant, of the
Delaware and Hudson, wero quoted lit
ono of tho Philadelphia papers yoster
day as saying spccllically that their
companies would post the time guaran
tee today. General Superintendents
Loomis and Rose, of the mining de
partments of these companies, do not
admit the accuracy of this story.
One of the most prominent men on
the operators' side of tho conflict said
he was quite positive his company,
would not post tho amendment and wn
satisfied other big companies and most
of tho smaller ones would also refuse
to make tho modification Mr. Mitchell
Is demanding.
"There Is no question," said he, "but
that the offer will continue till April I
and long after, and no one has anv
reasonable grounds for supposing It
won't. The companies, therefore, con
tend that tho guarantee is of no prac
tical use, and as it will only servto
lay grounds for the Mine WorkcVs
coming on with a demand for another
readjustment on April l.JIwe do not
propose to make It. No sano man is
going to glvo any credence to a story
that tho offer was mado with a view
of modifying it after tho men would
get back to work.
"It's preposterous. Kvcn though tho
companies wero disposed to deal double
with their employes, they would bo re
strained from so doing by tho knowl
edge that tho moment they attomptcd
It they would bo Inviting another
strike. Lot tho men go back to work
and they wlll'llnd very likely thut the
companies will not bo tho llrst to at
tempt to make any chango In tho wage
What the Conference Said.
Another operator, who was In a
somewhat conciliatory framo of mind,
said: "I hardly think nny more oper
ntois will add a time limit to the
notices they have posted. That, how
over, ought not bo a bur to Mr. Mitchell
calling off the strike. Tho operators'
confeiencu on Thuisday gavo out a
statement, prepared by themselves dur
ing the conference, setting forth that
they had Intended that their ten per
cunt, offer was tt) contlnueMndellnltely,
und, that as there seemed to bo somo
misunderstanding on that score, they
wuuld, by way of explanation, say
specifically that tho offer would hold
good until April 1 and thereafter until
further notice. The names of tho oper
atois and tho companies they repre
sented were published with tho Btate
ment, and for all practical purposes
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