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SCRANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 17, 1901.
vvTfctf i!. "3P(T"!,''VM'1' f5 f.-v i-r, , .r"jibY -! ?.
IS STILL ON
Second Dau Gloscs with the ftmal
Damated Officials in a Sat
Ihey Kofuoo to Bo Intorviowod or
Quoted in Any Manner Upon tho
Situation President Shnffor's
Statement Is Willing to Call tho
StrikoOffif Allowed to Organize
the Non-Union Shops Statos That
He Has Never Aakod Manufactur
ers to Compel Non-Union Men to
Join tho Amalgamated Association
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Pittsburg, July 16. Tho second strike
day closes with tho Amalgamated of
ficials In it satisfied mood and claim
ing to have made good every promise
ns to results. On the other hand the
manufacturers will not say a word
concerning the strike and lefusc to bo
quoted In any way. Repeated efforts
to f-ecuro statements from President
Corey, of the American Sheet Steel
company, and General Manager I. W.
Jenks, of the Hoop company, have been
met with the response that there was
no ihange and nothing to be given nut.
The Amalgamated people say that
nothing has been said to them of any
plan for mediation or arbitration anil
they will continue to carry out their
programme as originally announced.
The closing down ot the Clark mill
nnd of the Monessen sheet mill are
looked upon as telling victories nnd al
most complete the tl" up of the three
companies In this district. Hut one
tin mill, that at Monessen. nnd one
sheet mill ot Duncanvllle remain at
work. The fact that the National Tube
mill men (non-union) jccelved a sub
stantial advance In wages yesterday
has caused discontent among the union
men employed by the National Tube
company at their Second avenue plant
and Republic mill on the South Side,
The men here think they are entitled
to a similar increase. To consider the
matter meetings were held tonight on
the South Side, and It Is said a demand
will be made tomorrow.
The following telegram was received
Welles, llle, O., July 1A.
The Wellsvillc rollins mill will he inn, an.) It
till be non-union. It will start tomorrow,. If It
could not be run non-union It neur would be
run at all.
This statement was made today by
Persltor F. Smith of Pittsburg, dis
trict manager for the American Sheet
Steel company. He was here this
morning and made an nrldrcs-s to the
striking mill men. He told them they
had no grievance, they had all been
well cared for In the past and would
be In the future.
Strikers Go Fishing.
The announcement that the mill
will be started tomorrow nnd started
non-union has given rise to no little
speculation and uneasiness among the
citizens. Many of the stilker.s ex
pecting prolonged Idleness have left
the city for hunting and lishlng camps
where they expect to spend the sum
mer, No new men have been brought
in and how Manager Smith expects to
start tomorrow is a matter for con
jecture. Today as yesterday only a
few laborers were working.
The above Is the llrst Indication as
yet given by the manufacturers that
they were other than passive partici
pants in the big strike. What the re
sult may be of nn attempt to operate
the WoUsvIIIp plant none of the local
Amalgamated people will predict. All
they will say Is:
"It cannot be accomplished."'
Wellsvllle Is looked upon by both
plde as nn Important point and devel
opments are anxiously awaited by all.
The position of the Tin workers pro
tectlve association In the strike was
fettled today by the following tele
gram to the leader:
Elwood, lnd., July in, lint.
Our assoi iatlon it hound by an agicimcnt with
tli'' innipiny to work, (nodding they live up to
their contract. II the company Inlroilwcs black
plate worked by non-union men our men will he
railed out. 'Ibe Amalgamated people will luce
our full support, if necessary.
(Signed) (.cornc Powell.
According to the nillclal statement
made by the manufacturers' conferees
who met the Amalgamated association
lepresentatlves und failed to agree on
n settlement of the strike, the manu
facturers did not refuse the Amalga
mated association tho right to organize
their mills, According to the declara
tion of President Shaffer, ot the asso
ciation, alt that was wnnted of the
manufacturers was the right to organ
ize the non-union plants of the com
panies Interested, The strike, there
fore, has not been clearly explained.
Tonight President Shaffer when ques
tioned regarding the position of tho
manufacturers on this point said:
"No matter what they now say, tho
tact remnlns that they refused the
Amalgamated men thu right to organ
ize their non-union plants." He did
not believe that the accredited state
njents on this point from Vice Presi
dent Warner Arms were correct. "Jf
they are, and the manufacturers are
willing to allow the Amalgamated as
sociation to organize the non-union
plants, then" and tho leader of tho
iron workers grew Intensely in earnest
"I say the strike is nil off.
"We have never once asked the
manufacturers to compel the men in
their non-union plants to Join our or
gnnlzatlon. We do not want coerced
men In the Amalgamated association.
Jf the manufacturers will abrogate
that part of their contract with non
union men In their mills that makes
them to ngree from Joining our or
ganization or any other, removo the
restrictions that arc now on those men
and hIIow us to quietly work unmo
lested omong tlicm nnd seek to Induce
them to come to us, wc will not ask
anything further. Our demand was
that they should do this. Wo asked
that they sign the union scnto, so tho
men could becomo union men."
The following was received from
Stcuhcnvlllc at midnight: "Amalga
mated District Vice President Walter
I'.arklns, ot Martins' Kerry, came to
Mingo Junction tonight nnd mot with
the American Steel Hoop company em
ployes and organized them Into the
union and a strike was ordered nt once
at the plant there. An nttempt Is be
ing made to got men to run the plant.
Tho Headi of tho Steel Company
Say They Will Not Unionize
. New Mills.
I) Exclusive Wire from The Associated rress.
New York, July It!. At tho close of
the day today a report of the highest
Intercut In the United States Steel
corporation authorizes the statement
that no confeience concerning the
steel stock had taken place during
th day nnd that none Is likely to take
place until the Amalgamated associa
tion recedes from Its present nttltude.
The additional statement Is made
that on thin point there can be no
compromise and that the heads of the
constituent companies will not union
ize such mills ns have up to this tlmo
employed non-union men.
J. Plerpont Morgan would not bo
quoted at all about the strike nor
would any of his partners. In fact all
other officers of the I'nlted States
steel corporation were most reticent on
the subject so much so that those who
talked relative to It on Monday refused
even to see newspaper reporters today.
Charles M. Schwab, president of the
coriKiratton Is reported to have had
a. long conference with Mr. Morgan in
the latter's office nt midday. When
the question whether nn atempt would,
nt once be made to operate the closed
mills with non-union labor was sent
in to Mr. Schwab he sent back word
that he whs too busy to be Interviewed.
The telegraph department of the Unit
ed States Steel corporation has direct
wires running to Pittsburg. These
wires were kept busy all day and
thus the officials were kept Informed
of any developments If nny occurred.
The report from Pittsburg thnt there
would be a conference which would re
sult In some offer to the union men whs
not borne out by the day's events.
Yet another rumor of the day was
that offlcers of the steel corpotatlon
had arranged for a force of detectives
from a well known agency for safe
guarding the mills should an effort be
made at them to resume business. The
local superintendant of uhe agency
refused to discuss this report In any
Ho Before to tho Alleged Prevalence
of Bribery' in tho Courts.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated l"ies.
Council Bluff, Iowa, July 16. Presi
dent J, J. McCarthy made a startling
statement regarding the prevalence of
bribery In American courts of Justice
In his address to the Iowa State Uar
association at Its annual meeting In
this city today. x
Is It true tint perjury Is committed in Judi
cial proceedings? I need take no time for the
discussion of this Inquiry before a rcpirsontati.o
bar av.od.it Ion. it will not do to credit all the
false statements to bid memory, visionary im
agination and inability to sec and understand
thing corieitly. Where is there a lawjer who
has not seen a guilty rriinin.il pass out of the
court room acquitted and set free hceiuse of
perjured testimony! What one of us but lias
t-ccn the tights cf peron and of properly sacri
ficed and trampled under foot, presumably un
der due form ol law, but really ami liuly by the
ue ot corrupt, false and some times purchased
These aie the things tint beset destruction
and i!lrepec't for the courts and for verdict
and for our boasted fairness of laws. These aro
the things tlt produce anircliy and bnchlng,
as well as a la k of confidence in thoc tribunal!
called courts of Justlie.
due Judge ol Ions experience upon the bench
writes me that in bis opinion about one-half of
all the cUdence roooiccd on behalf of the de
fense in criminal cases is false. Another judge
writes that pcrlury Is committed in- many im
portant law suits and tint the crime is rapidly
MURDERED A NEGRO.
Franklin Howie of Wanesboro Is a
Fugitive from Justice,
liy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Wajnexboro, Pa., .Inly 1(1. James .Johnston, of
lliltiniurc, a coloicd workman on the Washing
ton nnd rrankliu lallroail at (Jreend.ile, a few
miles from here, was shot and killed todav by
l'rauk Howie, hiothcr of 11. II. Howie, who is
building the road.
Johnston aked (or money due him and a dis
pute arose cone-rung it, which ended in llowlc
drawing a icvoher and shooting the negro
through the heart. Howie (led and officers arc
hunting (or him in cccry direction. His home
is said to he In North Carolina,
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Xew York, July 1(1. ArrliNlt Grosser Kur
lurt. Bremen and Boulogne, clr.irrd: St. Louis,
Southampton! Majestic, T.herpool; Frlcsland!
Antwerp', uuitcrdnn, Rotterdam. Lizard Passed:
Marquette, New York (01 London. flouloRiie
Sailed: llulcarla (from llambuig). Xc- York.
(HaKtowArrheili Astoria, New York via Mo
villc. Rotterdam Arriied: Slatendam, e
York via lloulozno. Lliaid Passed: St. Paul,
New York for Southampton,
Hazleton Firemen at Work.
B) Exclusive Wire (rom The Vuoclated Press.
llaidcton, Pa., July is. All the lUtlanuy
firemen In the llaileton iej;lon were at woik to.
diy. It is reported here tonlsht that an ereran.
Ire'r I11 be sent to this city on Saturday to
form separate unions ninoiu the firemen, who
arc at present (ftlla(ed llli the United Mine
Workers. They will then sidmilt tho same grlev.
aiue to the coniianle hereabouts as their fel
low workmen Ime in the nri'fr anthracite belt.
Six Breweries Yield to Firemen.
Dy Eielusiie Wlr from Th Associated I'ress.
fhleaio, July Id, Of the fifty-two bicwerlea
In Chicago six have agreed to the demands of the
ktatlonaiy firemen, who struck jotcrday, and
were operated as usual today. The remainder
were, idle. The men demand ti lot an eight
hour day, ,
Ex-Senator Jones' Black Mare
Takes the $10,000 Prize for
2:24 Glass Trotters.
GREAT RACE AT DETROIT
The Events Witnessed by Ton
Thousand Spectators Fiftoon
Horsos Answer the Starter's Boll
Whon tho First Hoat Is Callod.
Other Contests of tho Say.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Detroit, July 1(5. Ten thousand peo
ple saw Elentn, n 4-yenr-old black maro
from tho Palo Alto farm In California,
nnd owned by ex-Senator Frank Jones,
of New Hampshire, win tho $10,000
Merchants' nnd Manufacturers' stako
for 2.21 class trotters, nt tho Crosse
Polnte track this afternoon, nnd lower
the record for the race from 2.10',4 to
In tho enrly auctions Kleata brought
$100 to $200 for tho field, but when tho
llrst hent was called, sho was bringing
$50 to $85. 'Neva Simmons was second
choice In tho betting, but could not get
better than third place In tho race.
Another record was broken In the 2.0S
trot, when Tho Monk forced Boralnin
to ro the last hent In 2.07U, lowering
his mark ?; of a second.
fifteen horses Hnswered the starter's
bell when the first bent of the M. nnd
M. was called, nnd It was a hard field
to get off. Kleata took the lead as they
turned for the back stretch nnd held It
to the wire. Neva Simmons took sec
ond In this heat by splendid trotting on
the back stretch. Kleata. was In front
nil tho wny In the second heat, al
though Country J. made a strong bid
In tho stretch. fining steady aw a
clock, the black mare took the third
heat In record time and was greeted
with enthusiastic cheers as she camo
under the wire with Driver Marsh
looking back and shaking his head nt
the others, six to ten length In the
rear. Of tho stakes $2,000 Is held out
for the consolation stake Thursday,
nnd the balance.wlth the added money,
will go ns follows: Kleata, $.",R."0;
Country J., $n.2."i0; Neva Simmons,
$1,350. This Is the first time since Em
ma Offutts' victory in ISflfi that tho
M. and M. has been won in straight
Xavla opened favorite In the 2.20 pace
and In the first heat led up to the
stretch, where a break gave the heat
to Helen D. Tho latter mare had all
the speed In the next two hents nnd
won the race,
In the 2.16 pace, Wlnfiold Stratton
opened favorite at $50 to $26 for tho
field. Ho wns still a 2 to 1 favorite
after losing the first heat to Braden,
who won the second heat nnd race from
Captain Potter, after a fierce drive In
Boraltna was a prohibitive favorite
In the last event of the day, the 2.00
trot. The Monk broke badly at the
start of the first heat nnd Just got In
side the flag, but In the second made
Bornlma go under his record to win.
Summaries of first five
each race follows:
2.20 pacing: purse, $1,301:
Helen P., by Crafty (Malonej)
College Hoy (McLichlan)
Mississippi King (WlckershanO
Cousin Madge (Benedict)
l'rcd Pabst and John II, also started.
1 I t
0 2 3
1 (1 .1
.1 . i
Time, 2.12'i, 2.IP3, 2.1XSJ.
Merchants' and manufacturers' stake, $10,000,
for 2.21 class, trotting (fifteen starters):
Kleata, by Pcxter Prince I'.lden, by
Nephew (Mirsli) 1 1 l
f'ountiy ,1, (Macey) is 2
Xeva Simmons (Price) 2 R t
lva Pee (Thomas) 7 fi 2
Louise Jefferson (Menulre) 3 f! ,1
I'olndexter, Porto Illco, A. ,T. P., Albefta p.,
Qunddy (ilrl, Algonetta, Ceorge Smith, John
Hooper, Ted and Delle Kuer al-o started.
Time, 2.12, 2.11. 2.0s',t
2.10 class, psclngj purse, ft.r.noj best two In
llraden. hy llrown Hal (Miller) 1 I
Captain Potter (Krwln) 2
C. V. W. (Higby) 3 3
The Minister (Kbits) 4 s
WlnflfM Stratton (Mcdulre) n t
Joellsco, Joan, Meda, Medium, Hal Patchen,
Jack Mont, Cuinelto, Maiden Queen and Hal
Stockings also started.
Time, 2.10',i. 2.12.
2.0? class, trotting, purse, ?1,j00; best two
Horalina, hy Boreal (fiatcomh) 1 1
The Monk (Noble) 3 2
Klngmond (Marsh) 2 3
Time, 2.09'a, 2.07'J.
Lako Erie Races,
By Exclusive Wire (rom The Associated Press.
Oil City. July Id. A eood sled crowd and
(air track characterized the openlnir day of th
Lake Erie Trottlns association meet In this city.
Only two races were finished, rain Interferlns
with the programme. In the 2.o pace, Lucy
fiirl, the winner, was the favorite. The feature
of the day was the 2,17 pace. Brooklyn Ileele,
the favorite, could not keep up the clip, and
Baron B. took the last three heats and tho
money. Summaries :
2.f0 pace; purse, ?IY. Lucy (llrl won; Little
Frank, second! Mabel A., third. Time, 2.21',i,
2.17 pace; purse, l(10. Baron B, won; Brook
lyn Belle, second! Jay B., third. Time, 2.1Ui,
2.12'i. 2.1SU. 8.181J, 2.22.
Cash Company Storos,
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Pres.
Ilaileton, Pa., July IS. A. S. Van WUkle As
company, the Beaver Brook Coal innipany, the
Silver Brook Coal company and Homjhcrly k
Company, all owning company stores, cae no.
tlce today that hereafter their bulnea would be
conducted on a strictly cah basis, The Dim of
Dougherty & Company, who Ime collected the
accounts ol miners, will abandon Its store on
Luzerne Controller Muddle.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
WIlkesBarre, July 11. Chairman Reese n.
Lloyd today officially declared A. R, Pick. o
llaileton, the regular nominee of the Republican
parly lor controller. Jo.tph 'Lloyd, who was
Hick's chlel opponent in the convention, saw
notice that he would contest the right ol tho
chairman ol the contention to place Dick's name
on the ticket
DEFECT IN GARNER BILL
No Provision Has Been Made for
Dauphin, Lebanon, Wayne and
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Pres.
Harrlsburg, July 16. A serious de
fect has been discovered In tho Gar
ner mine Inspection law, passed by
the last legislature, Increasing the
number of mine Inspectors In tho nn
thruclte region from eight to sixteen
nnd providing for tho election of eight
byltho people nnd tho others at the cx
plrntlon of the terms of tho present
Tho bill makes no provision for Dau
phin, Lebanon, Wnyno nnd Susque
hanna counties, tho first three of
which have largo coal Interests, and
the miners In these counties will bo
given no voice In tho election ot In
spectors. This was one of the meas
ures endorsed by the United Mine
Workers' legislative committee.
Ida and Edith Ycoland Are Disap
pointed in Securing Engage
ments; Tako Poison nnd Die
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
London, July 16. Ida and Kdlth
Yeoland, actresses, 2(5 und 21 years old
respectively, committed suicide to
gether by taking poison In their rooms
In London todny. About noon, Kdlth
called their landlady and told tho lat
ter she and her sister had taken poi
son. She asked the landlady to get a
cab nnd put herself and her sister In
It and promised they would leave the
house without erentlng a fuss or a
scene. T'pon going iipstnlrs the land
lady found Ida dead. Kdlth died on
the wny to tho hospital.
The Yeoland sdstors were clever and
unusually pretty. Ida had been en
gaged at the Duke of York's theater
under the management of Charles
Frohmnn for three years. She scored
a great success in the production or
"The Swashbuckler." and had filled
Kvelyn 'Millard's part of Lady T'rsula
nt the Puke of York's theater In An
thony Hope's play, "The Adventures
of Lady Vrsuln," In ISPS, during Miss
Millard's? Illness. Kdlth Yeoland once
played a part In "Nell Gwynne."
Roth the women had recently been
without engagements and they were
bitterly disappointed at falling to se
cure nn expected engagement. They
went together to Mr; Frohman's of
fice last Saturday, but. It Is said, there
were no negotiations between them
and Mr. Frohmon for tho sisters to go
to the United States.
USED THE MONEY
OF OTHER PEOPLE
Peculiar Manner in Which a St.
Louis Firm Carried on Business.
Insolvent for Yoars.
Py Exclusive Wire (rom The Associated Press.
St. Louis, July lfi. Sensational ad
missions have been made on tho stand
by Samuel A. Gaylord. senior member
oC tho firm of Gaylord, Blessing & Co,,
which failed recently. Gaylord, who Is
one of the oldest stockbrokers In the
city, admitted thnt tho hearing before
the bankruptcy referee, Coles, that tho
firm lud been actually Insolvent for
years nnd had been doing business on
other people's money on funds secured
from local customers. Deals, Where no
stock ever changed bauds, being a
mere matter of bookkeeping In which
the firm never forgot to charge up com
missions, margins nnd Interest, were
admitted by Gaylord, who told nlso of
tho employment of relatives' names
nnd the use of nn Insane man's nnmo
In the nccounts.
At the time of the failure they Verft
short Jl.'O.OflO In bonds, fnco value, and
over 6,00(1 shares ot stocks In New York.
It was admitted by tho witness that
the fnlluro was duo to their own specu
Intlou, through which they had hoped
to pay off tholr Indebtedness, estimated
to have been nearly $200,000. As to
missing collateral, nlleged to have been
left with the firm by the customers,
attached to promissory notes. Gaylord
admitted that nil had been hypothe
cated with banks as securities for
loans to tho firm.
PULLMAN PALACE OAR PLANT
TO BE ENLARGED
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Wilmington, Pel., July 1(1. The Pullman. Pal
aie Car company has awarded the contract lor
the practical lebulldlng ol Its large plant hero
to the It. & J. C. Scott company, ol Chicago.
There were twenty-eight bidders and tho work
will Involve an expenditure ot about U.VI.OOO.
The contract calls for the erection of sccn dis
tinct bulldlnss or groups of buildings.
Turf Victim Was Albert Malone.
By ExcliHlce Wire (rom The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, July Id. Albeit J. Malone, aged
10 ears, who was drowned while bathing yester
(hy at Atlantic City, was a resident of Alle
gheny City, Pa. lie came to )lii city to work
about six months ago. He went to the seashore
lat Sunday to spend part of his vacation and
liom there Intended to go to his pjrents' home.
111. body has not been recovered, Ills brother,
William C. Malone, identified the clothing left
in the bath house.
' m 1
By Exclusive Wire from Tie Associated Press.
Washington, July ld.-Theie pensions have been
granted! Thomas Butler, of Jeanesvllle, Luzerne
county, ?! William R. Monroe (dead), ol Hunt
ington Mills. Luerne, ?12; Mary A, Monroe
(widow), ol Huntington Mills, Luzerne county,
$4: Christian Morsch, ol White listen, Luzerne
Biff Oil Cloth Company.
By F.xclusbe Wlie from Tho Associated Press.
New York, July 1. Olflelal announcement of
the organization ol th tsble oil cloth company
was mide here today. The company Is capital.
Ired at $10,000,000 and will take ocer large plants
In Buchanan, S. Y., Pa.salc, N, J,, Newark, N,
J Akron, O,, Younstown, O,, and Norrlstown,
In Response to a Strike Order Nine
Hundred Men Fall to Re
port tor Work.
THE MINES ARE TIED UP
Host of tho Strikoro Aro Employed
ns Firemen at tho Minos and Tholr
Absonco from Duty Has Caused
Noarly All tho Colliorlos in tho
Wyoming Valley to Suspend Oper
ations Individual Operators Have
Conceded tho Demands on Condi
tion That the Short Day Is Not to
Hold Unless tho Hon Employed by
tho Big Companios Got Samo Con
t!y K.clushe Wire from The Associated Press.
Wllkcs-narrc, July 16. Tho strike
order of President Mullahy, of the Sta
tionary Firemen's Association of Penn
sylvania, was promptly obeyed at 7
o'clock this morning, when 900 mem
bers of the organization In this sec
tion of tho state refused to go to work.
Mostt the strikers nre employed ns
flremeit nt the mines, and their failure
to report for duty caused nearly all
the collieries In the region to suspend
operations, throwing out of work. It
Is estimated, 30,000 men nnd boys. Some
of the Individual coal operators con
ceded the demands of their employes,
on condition that the short-hour day
was not to hold If the men employed
by the big companies did not get the
The big coal companies, however, re
fused to make any concessions. The
officials claimed that the demands of
tho firemen were unreasonable; thnt
they had a ten per cent. Increase when
tho wages of the miners were raised
last fall, and that tho demands now
made upon the companies was equal to
a twenty per cent, advance.
The Htrlkers held a mass meeting In
this city shortly before noon. Iteports
wore received from all tho districts,
and they showed that the strike from
rittson to Shlckshlnny was general,
and that the coal companies were un
able to sccuro new men to take the
places of tho strikers, although it was
claimed they had made desperate ff
forts to do so. The best they could
do, It was said, was to press foremen
and fire bosses into the service. This
was dono at a great many of the mines.
Somebody had to do it, because there
was danger of great damage being
done by water and the accumulation
Most of the large companies were
successful In getting a sufficient num
ber of men to keep the pumps run
ning. Other small companies were not
so fortunate. They were loft entirely
helpless when the firemen quit. ,
At tho Pine Itldge colliery of the
Algonquin Coal company, tho water ac
cumulated rapidly when the fires were
down In the boilers, and It Is said con
siderable damage was dono. Some of
the hoisting engineers remained nt
their posts, but their services were not
needed In the absence of tho firemen.
In some cases, so It Is reported, where
engineers were asked to do firing, they
i of used and quit their Jobs.
The strikers claim that the engineers
are friendly to them nnd that they will
not work with non-union men. Presi
dent Mullahy said tonight that he had
Information from all over the region
und that tho men were standing firm
and that the engineers were with them.
Ho thought tho coal companies would
be unable to get new men and that
tho strike will soon como to an end.
At the headquarters of the opera
tors It was claimed that tho demand
ot the strikers will not be entertained
and that as soon as new men could
bo secured, operations would be re
sumed. Tho duration ot tho strlko
will depend upon tho miners. If they
stand by the striking firemen, the lock
out may be a long one, but If the min
ers return to work ns soon as the com
panies fill the places of tho strikers,
the strlko will be lost to the firemen.
Despite tho reports sent out from
headquarters of the United Mine
Workers, It Is known that there Is con
siderable friction between the United
Mine Workers and tho firemen, Tho
miners think that tho strlko Is Inop
portune and that tho firemen should
have waited until tho present agree
ment between the operators and min
ers expired before making their de
mands. It Is also alleged that when
the miners went out on Htrlke last fall
the firemen remained at work, and this
has caused a little feeling too, Still
tho United Mine Worker must be gov
erned by their leaders, and It Is known
that tho heads of the organization In
this section nre In favor of the strikers.
Some of tho operators will be apt to
put the Mine Workera to tho test and
see whether they will live up to the
agrement made with tho operators last
April. That agreement compels tho
minors to work at a fixed rate of wages
for one year. There Is no clause which
permits the miners to remuln out on
The htrlke did not affect Industries In
this or surrounding towns to any great
extent. Nearly nil the large manufac
turers acceded to the demands of the
firemen. The only notable exception
was tho Sheldon Axle works, employ
ing 1,400 men. They shut down Inde
finitely. The strlko center Is the Wyoming
coal fields. The tallure or the men In
the Lehigh nnd Lackawanna regions to
tako concerted action Is not received
with favor by tho strikers here.
Polish Child Killed.
Fpeelal to the Scranton Tribuni.
Pittston, July 16. A little 3-jear-old Polish
child was killed on the clectriu road at Port
Bowkley scslrrdjy afternoon. An uncle of the
child aa killed on the tame spot a month ago,
THE NEWS TIIIS MORNING
Weather Indications Todiyt
1 (irneral Mlg Sleel Strike Itemalni Unbroken.
Klremen's Strike Closes Many Mines. t
Ten Thousand Persons Attend Detroit tlaces.
l'orto Illcans Want a Territorial Form ot (Jov-
2 General Carbondalc Department.
3 Local Judge Kdnards Decides a S12J.000 Suit.
Mother nnd Son Injured hy Vailing Glass.
Comment en the Itig Strike,
S Iieal Kffect ol the Stationary Firemen'
The IMucational Contest,
Another Hot Wave Mound Serantonward.
(1 Iical West Scranton and Suburban.
7 General Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Financial and Commercial.
8 Local Industrial and Labor.
BREAK IN THE STRIKE
Hen in tho Employ of tho Lehigh
and Wilkes-Barro Coal Company
Voto to Return to Work.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Wllkes-Itarre. July 16. Tho first
break In tho strike of machinists In
this vicinity occurred tonight when
the men In tho employ of the I.ohigh
nnd Wllkes-Barre Coal company's
shops In this city voted to return to
work at tho old wnges.
The Lehigh nnd Wllkes-Itarre Coal
company Is controlled by the Central
Itallroad of New Jersey nnd this action
of Its machinist; tonight may be a
forerunner of a break In the strike nt
the Ashley shops of the Central where
S00 machinists and car repairers have
been on strlko since Mny 20.
Duncansvillo Mon Will Not Strike
Hollldaysburg. July 16. The Ameri
can Steel Hoop works nt Duncansvllle,
this county, contrary to general pre
dictions, have not closed down nnd the
officials claim they nre not affected by
the strike situation. It Is denied that
the works will close nnd those In con
trol of the plant say the men nre work
ing harmoniously and will not strike.
Union Mon Wantod.
Pittsburg, July 16. A letter wns re
ceived today by the officials of the
new United States lodge of the Amal
gamated nssoclatlon from the Tennes
see Coal and Iron compnny nt Knslcy,
Tcnn., In which It was stated thnt the
company wnnted COO skilled men nnd
would pay the highest wnges. The
plant li union and employs, only union
men. Many of the workmen think of
embracing the opportunity If the pres
ent strike Is not concluded before long.
NEW YUKON PLACER MINE.
Striko Made on tho Head Waters of
the. Hootalingua River.
By Exclusive Wire (rom The Associated Press.
Seattle, Wash., July 16. Late ad
vices from Dawson, under date of June
2S, say thnt the gold shipments to the
outside this year have amounted to
$.',000,000 to date. Over $11,000,000 of
this sum went down tho Yukon, nnd Is
polng out by tho wny of St. Michael.
The balance has gono up the river. Tho
Rank of British North America is this
year shipping down the Yukon, nnd tho
Cnnadlan Bank of Commerce Is ship
ping In the opposite direction. These
are the only banks doing business In
News has Just been brought from tho
mouth of tho Hootallng'ua river by
steamer that a placer strlko has been
made on Lako Creek, 11 tributary to
Lake Teslln, the sourco of the Hoota
llngua. No particulars have been re
ceived. Hams, potatoes, cream nnd nil kinds
of fruit nre selling In Dawson nt ex
ceedingly low rates, nnd traders nro
losing money. Cherries, peaches, ap
ples and other fresh fruits nro plen
tiful. M'PHERSON WILL CASE.
Lord Chancellor Magie Decides
Against Mrs. Muir.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Trenton, X. J., July 10. Chincellor Maglo
today refused the applltatlon ol Mis. Edni Muir,
daughter o( the late (ieneral Mrl'herson, ..r .111
allowance of $20,1100 pending her contest o( her
mother's will, .Mrs. Muir asked for $10,000 (rom
the income of her mother's estate and $0,0ili1
(rom the principle ol the estate to aid her in
contesting the will.
I'nder the will there Is no dispute as to Mrs.
Muir's being entitled during her lifetime to the
income from her mother's rstate, but the execu
tors claim that Mrs, Muir owes the estate ?i0,ooo
and for that reason Insisted tint no allowance
should lie made her until such time as tho Income
duo her is sufficient to guarantee pajment ol
the $20,000. Chancellor Magle agreed with this
Terrible Fato of ft Lineman,
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Corning, X. Y.. July 10. This ctcning Martin
Dillon, ol Oil City, Pa., a lineman on the tele
phone sjstem came In contact with a 2,400 volt
wire of the street lighting company and naa
terribly burned. He fell from a polo forty-the
feet high, striking Charles Isrown, an aged man,
who was passing by, seriously Injuring him, then
bounded to the 'pavement, crushing hll skull.
He died within an hour.
Leaguers at San Francisco.
By Exclushe Wire rom The Associated Press.
San Francisco, July 10. Nearly lO.noo dele
gates to the International Kpworth league con
vention, which convenes next Thursday, were re
ceived and registered by the local lommlttec
today. They came from the east, north and
south. The first delegation arrbed at the break
ol dawn and Iron (hat hour throughout the day
train loads were set down at the cltj's gates.
Hog Records Aro Broken.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Kansas City, July is. Because ol the drouth
In the southwest, which la causing farmers to
rush their stock to market to save 11, the recent
receipts were again broken today, when tll.SUO
head n hogi were recclud at the local stock
Two Girls Drowned.
By Exclusive Wire (rem The Associated Press.
Youngstown, O., July R Ethel Fitcli and An
nie (iunn, were drowned In the Mahoning rber
this alteinoon. The lattle girls were in bathing
' and went Icond their depth,
The Hope lor a Territorial Form ot
Government Is Cherished bu
Dr. Jose G. Barbosa.
A SPECIAL CONFERENCE
Island Republicans to Affiliate With
National Republicans To Ask for
Territorial Flank in National
Platform Island's Finances Gov
ornor Allon's Addross Careful
Study of tho Financial Situation,
By llxcluslie Wire (rom The Associated Tresi.
San Juan, Porto Itlca, July R. Slnco
tlm Federals and the government havo
been moving band In hand the mem
bers of the Republican party havo
been feeling neglected. Dr. Jose ,C.
Barbosa, the "boss" of tho Itepubll
cans, returned here on July r, after, a
few weeks' visit to the United States.
Tho members of the house ot delegates
- all Republicans wero hero when ho
arrived and Dr. Barbosa Immediately
called it special conference meeting of
the party leaders. This meeting was
secret nnd lasted until 1.R0 11. 111. The
subjects discussed are not known, but
that the party henchmen wore In
structed to prepare for a lively cam
paign In the municipal elections In tho
autumn Is not doubted.
While Barbosa wns In the United
Stntes he studied tho political pros
pects of Porto Hlco, nnd the knowl
edge thereby gnlned Is supposed to 'ac
count for the recommendation reported
to have been made at Friday nights
meeting, that the local Republican par
ty form closer relations with the na
tional Republican patty, and for tho
decision that an effort should be made
at once to Induce the Republican party
to Insert a Porto Rico territorial
plonk In the party platform.
Political rumors of nil kinds nre rife,
that of tho granting by the next con
gress of a territorial form of govern
ment for Porto Rico being the most
popular. American officials here say
Porto Rico must wait until nnother
legislature is elected, wherein both
political parties shall have representa
tion before such action enn be thought
of. The present legislature Is com
posed entirely of Republican members.
In Governor Allen's message to the
Porto It lean assembly, July 4, when
that body passed a resolution asking
President McKlnley to declare free
trade between Porto Rico and the
United States because the revenues
derived from Internal sources, exclu
sive of customs, had proved sufficient
to meet the Island's financial needs. It
was shown that the expenses of tho
government as authorized by tho legis
lature for the fiscal year, beginning
July 1, li'Ol, amounted to $1,076,502.21.
of which nniount the most considerable
allotments were ns follows:
Hoard of Prison Control
Board of Public Works
Board of Charities
.. 110,!).li 2(
.. SJH.nii no
.. 101, vv 00
.. ioo,ii:.o 00
Judiciary of Porto Run
A careful study of the financial situ
ation warrants the belief that theto
will be raised from the three sources,
namely, property tax, excise tax. and
customs duties on Imports from coun
tries other than the United States th
sum of over $2,000,000. This would pro
vide an excess of estimated receipts
The governor further pclute 1 out that
of tln $2,000,000 from tho "refunding
act" there still remains probably not
less than $600,000 to the credit ot Porto
Rico, which could be used 111 case ot
emergency, and which makes the con
dltlon of the Insular territory still more
MEXICAN TRAIN ATTACKED.
Seven Men Killed hy Unknown As
sailants Polico Pursuing.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prei.
Cordova. Mex.. July 16. A train of
the Vera Cruz and Pacific railroad was
attacked recently hy a largo force of
armed men at Tlerra Blancu, n small
station. Seven men on the train were
killed. As soon as news of the nttark
reached Cordova, a force of police wan
sent to tho scene nnd Is now In pur
suit of tho men.
The cause of the nttnek Is not known
heie. It Is said to have been made,
by former employes of the road.
Quay Mon Had Control.
Br Excluslcc Wire from The Associated Press.
Lock Haven, Pa., July 10. The Quay men had
ray contiol of the Republican county reten
tion here today. An interesting feature of tho
convention was the contest between Sejmour K.
Bill and his son, Edward K. Ball, for the ills
trht attorneyship. The son won by a majority
of twelve votes. The resolutions adopted gaio
endorsement to President McKlnley's administra
tion', (io.cinor Stone's was glcen unqualified ap
proval and Congressman Dormer received splen
did mention for Introducing free rural mall de
livery in various portions ot tho district.
Highest trmpoiature 01 degrees
Lowest temperature 72 degrees
g a. 1 SI per cent.
Precipitation, 21 hours, ended S p. m., 0.0J
Tcmperaluii! at even hours: 1J noon, M de
grees; 2 p. m.. SS degrees; I p. in., (10 degrees;
(I p. in., fl degrees! S p, in,, 77 degrees. High
est temperature, 01 degrees, ociuncd at .1 p. m. ;
lowest tempeiaturc, 72 degrees, occurred at fl
Washington, July 10, Forecast for East, -f
em Tcnnsjlvanla: Paitly cloudy weather -f
wlth occasional showers Wednesday ind 4-
probably Thursday; light to froah south- -f
erly winds. 4-
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