The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, November 11, 1901, Image 1

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CAPTURED BY
CONVICTS
Sheriff and Deiium oi Toneka Are
Held Prisoners for Sev
eral Hours.
RESCUE PARTY
IS POWERLESS
'By Making Tlneats to Kill the Sher
iff and Deputy Who Have Been
Disarmed the Convicts Succeed in
Exacting n Promise from the Offi
cers That They Shall Be Allowed
to Go Free and Depart, Bidding the
Fosse a Mocking' Farewell.
I1.V I.Xcilt-ilC Wile flulll 'J lw A-SOclltfd I'll-?.
Topeka, Kims., Nov. 10. Sheriff Cook
and Deputy Sheriff "Williams, of this
county, were captured by two escaped
convicts" from the Fort Leavenworth
military prison this afternoon at Paul
ine, live miles south of Topeka, and
held prisoners In Hie farm-house of a.
man named Wooster for several hours.
The convicts dually escaped between a
Hue of pfdlce sent from Top"ka to re
inforce the sheriff, and are now at
large, lioth were slightly wounded.
Wooster was badly wounded by one of
ilit eimviels when he tried to tire on
them. Mrs. Wooster and Sheriff Cook
ncro held In-fore the convicts as it
shield by the prisoners in making tin Ir
es-eupo. , posse is in pursuit tonight.
.U 2.U0 o'clock this afternoon some
farmer bo-.s. near Pauline, learned
that the convicts were in the neighbor
hood. Hastily lorniing :i posse, armed
with target ritles. pistols and clubs,
they guvoehuse. Neither of the con
victs were armed, and they were un
able to make a stand. letter, Shcritf
Cool; und Deputy Williams arrived.
Coming upon the convicts, both ollieers
llreil. wounding the men. but not dis
abling thein.
The convicts then lied through a
small opening in the timber and lan
Into the house of Farmer "Woosler.
Sheriff Cook telephoned to Topeka for
assistance, and then took up the cliase.
Thinking the convicts had run around
the house, Cook darted through the
open door, intruding to sm prise them
at tlie rear door. Hut instead of this,'
the convicts had gone into the house
and tlie olllccr almost fell into their
arms.
Sheriff Cook was ordered to give up
his gun, which in. lld. Deputy Wil
llams by this time bud reached this
house and entered without knowing
what had liappined inside and lie, too,
Mas made captive by the convicts. In
the meantime rid ' of Police Staid of
Topeka, and i-ip a ollieers were on J
their way. They anived at Ihu Woos- j
ter about an hour alter Hie ollieers hud
been Imprisoned. Chief Stahl imme
diately began negotiation;! with the
convicts to give up their prisoner.? and
t surrender themselves but Hie con-
lets only laughed.
Wooster Laid Low.
Fanner Wooster then managed to get
gun and was about to moke an at
iuek on the convicts when one of them
laid him low from the butt end of a
levolver taken from one of their cap
lives. The convict broke Wonstor's
right hand and made an ugly gash in
his head. One of the convicts told '
Sheriff f'ook that he would be killed
if ho made the slightest move looking
toward their capture. In Hie mean
time this police officers on the outside
had surrounded the building hut wore
afraid to inako a move for fear that
Cook and Williams would suffer. Mrs.
Wooster had fainted (luring the excite
ment. She dually revived and at 7
o'clock the convicts placed the woman
and Sherllf Cook In front of tlioo.i as
shields und made for the door.
Then after exacting a promise from
tlie sheriff that he would not permit
the ollieers on (he uutt-ldo to (he on
them they started for Hie open. As
they left the house the frightened far
mer. Ids wife and the submissive sheriff
before them, the couvlols passed be
tween a cordon of pollen who easily
could have captured theni and slurted
for the railroad track. The sheriff n
turn had oxaeied u promise front (he
police that they would not molest Un
convicts and they did not.
After covering a considerable di.
tuiK-o down the truck, tli invlcls
suddenly disappeared through a hedgi"
fence, bidding the ollieers a mocking
farewell.
The convicts hud secured n good
start before the nfllcr-u. had reiovorod
from their surprise. Then some of the
policemen wanted lo pursue, but
Sherllf Cook would not penult it, sir
ho laid promised the convicts immun
ity from arrest.
rlllef .Stahl left some of his iikII on
the scene, ami with ih others, stalled
back to Topeka to tako np t Ito chap"
later 011, I'Yum Topeka a posse was
started out. ami chief Stahl expressed
lhe opinion tonight that lm would land
the men before morning. The run
lets ura well armed, having taken all
the suns In the farm-house, Including
those of the sheriff mid his deputy,
J'liey are both white men, but their
identity was not learned.
PORTUGUESE GUNBOAT
SEIZES AMERICAN SHIP,
By L'XkUtivi' Wuv from lhe oi,4tnl pim.
t.oi.ihii, "in". pu-'llu l.'.'Uuiiia- 'Ulcxuph (..mi,
uny lus it. in id j ili-f.iH ii Hum l.i.ion if.
lifliiucini; tlul .1 l'oilu;uive iiunhu.it luu slvil
tic Amiiktn tihoomr Nellie and Luiile, ut
Ipirla, l.lanil uf IMy.i, Hie Aviif, (of cljude-llru-
COIIW.IIIlJ tlHtll.VTlS iml'puiit., ll'l. MHO
tniiif to dvuhj unlit. uy i'iiin.
Bloodshed at Baicelona.
My l.silujoe W h( liom lhe .Wgi ialfU Vivn.
flivuloli.i. No. P.'. 'I lie iminulpil eliolii at
t.ir' 10'Jt.v tti'le Jiauded liy iiWeil-'ied and .'..
citiimut. Itevolu'r hi uiicimIi'IishI .m-t i"'
piisen vj billed and fottj othili et Honad'd,
JOOKEY DISQUALIFIED.
"Boots" Darnell Offends the French
Club at Paris.
11 K.ulmhe Wire dom I lie Ai-soclatcd Ptwi.
Purls, Nov. 10. I T. (Hoots) DunuMI,
I ho American Jockey und twiner, has
licou disqualified fur life by the Jockey
club, ni the ground Hint he deliber
ately remained ut the- poet lit St. Cloud,
Oe.iobor 2 when he rode Londres In
the Prix dt Murly Be Jlol.
Durncll protests that IiIm remaining
ut the post tins due to a misunder
standing, lie says lie has ridden fur
yearn In lite I'nited State.., but 1ms
never boon summoned lie fore the stew
aids. Mr. William?, president of the Call
forniii. Jockey club, Mood sponsor for
him when ho applied for the French
licence live months ago.
Dttrnell denies that In.- bus or 1ms had
any relations with the bookmakers.
DOLE refuses to interfere.
Hawaiian National Guard Held a
Sham Battle on Sunday.
lly I'm lu-iive Wlic from Tin- , -'ci-itcd I'u .5.
Honolulu, Oct. I'.O. Tile Hawaiian
National Guard held its annual en
campment and sham battle Sunday In
tlie fact of the protests of the minis
ters and missionary element. Peti
tions were circulated and presented to
Governor Dole, but not until tlie day
previous to the battle, when all ar
rangements had been made, and he re
fused then to Interfere. Tlie custom
has been followed heretofore of hold-
lag the encampment on Sundays, and
the men could get released Irani work
on no other day.
The drills and manoeuvres showed
the Iroops to he in splendid form and
they made a creditable showing, both
In marching and gun tattles.
THE IRISH AGITATORS
SPEAK AT BOSTON
William Lloyd Garrison Ptesides at
the Meeting' Speeches of Red
mond and O'Donnoll.
IV Ih'Hii-i'.o ire from Tlie .Won.itcd 1'icn.
lJoston, N'ov. 10. Ireland's hopes mid
aims weio told In dramatic language to
.soon men and women in Mechanics' hall '
tonight by the Irish envoys, Hon. John '
P. Itedmond. Hon. P. A. Mc-Hugh anil
lUn. Thomas O'Donnell. This great
gathering was directed by the united
Irjsh league and' the presiding olllccr i
w,ns illiain t.loyil uarris.ou.
iMr. Garrison's address was well in
tyceping with the sentiment of the even
ing. Ho said:
At a time v hen pout! fnl nations .lie stilling Hie
liriept-mlont .i.-pir.uimi. of vc.ikor one.--, wlien tlie
ihiiinir of (ommcrci.il gicid downs Hie vohe of
i 'iwicnio ami liimuuily, i' H i-pciijlly lit tin);
tlul wo would tli oino Hie dilinguMi(d Kiieot.i
tip the ill;- ef lio-tun. Allhouuli lrpie'iit itivea
of .1 nil ill tountiy nml a iliniini.-hiiiu' pupnl.iiion
the Lipjiloib. giiieinnioiil of liie.lt ltiit.iin tlndi i
in litem find in thi'ir n-i.ei.ili1-. .1 siubln.in iti- j
!-t.ieli. to imperl.il pieJtm.-!. The ihnuiil ot iu-t- '
no, iieieiiiu' Hie I'litniid h.inipion ot liheity to !
h. 'je di -iK i nn :dly moie potent thin idiip-. aiiil 1
10R wilts in Kh.iki. The npiilngs in Siuth AC
lii.i Id in Hie l'liilippiixr, holli now 1 'Ui'iidlin;
into .,r.- li.ue lnltlcd slioi t-Iuhti-i Halemun,
m ii.ii.iil Po lli-ir Kiilwldenco in 1 lew wicK".
liel.md and South Aliie.i, 01111111011 i tiuia of
ihiirli-li wioiiu'n me s.'iui.ited liy ide scjs and !
I ho h.uriir 01' l.ingu.ii;e. Il.iopily tli" tturdy
l.iinhi'i.i of tlie TmiimujI and lhe Or.mgu 1'iee
.-t.ite an; aide to sie.i!. tlnoush I1UI1 lips it. lhe
hnii-o of eniiiiiiiiiii. with iinionipiiilniAlng off olive
in ;. It U to the honor and gloiy of lteUnd th.it
in t lii 1 rt-Is Lev ripiiii'iitatlie s-oiu have stood a-i
.1 liulwaik for fieed.itn. II I- eliaiimr to (to
hiehimr. a;.iin in olid pli.tlin-: ultli n-nnltcd
lunt.
Mr. Ptethnond was the first speaker,
ami In his opening he referred to his
lirst addtess bote, eighteen yours ago,
w'.ieu John P.. O'lteilly presided. Since
that time, lie said, he had been en
gaged in and out of the house of com
mon., in many countries and in Hie
prison cell, for the Irish cause. He
gae ti detailed account of the work of
uniting the ailotts faclions, which bus
resulted in the I'nited Irish league. He
ami his colleagues had come to Ameri
ca m proclaim three things:
"Pirsl, rtto unity of the Irish rate;
second, lo I'Nplaiu the policy of the
I'nited Irish league; third, to ask tor
Hid moral and material support from
the Irish race in America, from their
descendants and Ihu American people
themselves,"
Mr. O'lliuuiell, who was ue"t inlro
duied, told of the alms of the Hrltlsh
National league and reviewed the
method of selecting Irish members of
parliament, and referred facetiously to
his attempt in Instruct the members of
parliament In Hie Irish language. To
day, he continued. Ireland Is an Irish
Ireland, who.-e sous lespect her past,
respect and value her products tnd
bar everything that comes from
Knglnnd.
ev are not lownully," said .Mr.
O'Donnell, "to make any statement In
IhN free republic 1 1 lit L wo would not
make In Ireland or before Knglund's
policemen lit the house of commons.
Wo should be unworthy of freedom did
we counsel lame submission to Intoler
able wrongs. Wo liuvn not come to
l'leaeii any sue, ,.,,.
I itlVMt V" M ir-tl I'tiiuiun lit (llllviiH
to do their duly to cultivate an Irish
national seutiuieai and to Instruct their
children In the history of our beloved
country."
LEDGER COAL ARTICLE.
I'luljiklpliiJ, Nei'. ill. -'Iho lidaei coil atu.-le
Ivinoiinw nil) sj:
'll.o .uahuille 10.1I lijde 1'ililimii'i niite. All
the tfi.il i ln.ilij luovul tu null," I tor wlihli
...u.-i inn he luinMu'i), uid Pie deniuid Is .ilwad
if the Mipplj'- ruin- arc minUliiwl and aiisisty
Utli'iivii In kfmi' inurteiv lest llaic nuy if I hi
moiuli iiJiiiiljtifiii fiiilUie- jo nvac .th the
t cjI (I.c 11 iiipjiiecl, A Un ioiii.Jiiii' lompuii
in ihiulu wllli thej-llIU- period nl Jlfij liny ale
jhewiim Uiuo iiJiiis in he'll output urel ciuiinni.
liioji .iiihiiy i.'Ui In Iho hla.' lesion. i Pcln;
ieirnl lo tl'uliilioit .I ntueli iojI jj polihle Iw.
loie uiiHtijlIwi iloii-o. Th" eo..iv.i-e .ihlpi.uiit.
im aillu' .li'.d thne k .1 hetlor d.Minnd tor ,ei
Uj. lli'll,
Tltvea Killed in Explosion,
II) r.M.utui M ii- (V.nii 'I lie An'oi Intel I'H-I
Ha.. S. V.i.. Nn. 1U. Icil'ii la.e.. and II .ti'
t'l.mkll, ,.hiio ..nd Tom S'jlvinni, oinied, all
liill'i'l, ttile I.IIUl tl.t lilatil 1w.1l' he.e by Ihu
.ai-lduil.il I'sph-ion 01 fi'Mial kiieb 'I pev-dm in
a li4' '...
THE GROWTH
OF OUR NAVY
Demonstrated In the Annual Report
of Chief of the Equip
ment Bureau.
THE COALING STATIONS
Rear Admiral Brndford's'Statements
Show That Over Two Million Dol
lars Were Spent Last Year for Coal.
Tlie Purchase Amounted to 324,108
Tons American Coal Now Scat
tered All Over the World Where
Stations Can Be Secured.
By Kxtlushc Wile train The Aitoclati il 1'riiS.
Washington. Nov. 10. A striking il
lustration of the growth of the Ameri
can navy is presented in the single
stntement in the annual report of Hear
Admiral It. B. Kradford, chief of the
equipment bureau of the navy thai h"
spent 2,aVS,lll last llscal year for yiM,-
10S tolls of coal at an average cost of
$T.ni per ton. The report says that
this was nearly !,,718 more tons of coal
than was used during the preceding
llscal year. Ten years ago the coal
consumption was 711,000 tons per an
num. The domestic coal costs Sti.'JO per
ton and the foreign coal, of which
there were, used lU.'i.OtiG tons, cost SS.uO
per ton. Admiral liradford has scat
tered American coal all over the world
wherever suitable storage could be
found. He has placed H',000 tons at
Yokohama
a and 5,000 tons at Piehlui- !
ilco, nml he has sent large '
que, Jlexlc
quantities to Guam and to the Philii
pines. He carried 0,000 tons by wab r
from the Atlantic coast to Mare 1s-
land, California, where it came into
competition with Knglish Cardiff coal.
They have averaged tlie same in cost,
viz., $9.29 per ton, but, at present, ow
ing to tht! .scarcity of American freight
vessels, the best Cardiff coal is con
siderably cheaper at Mate Island. It
is recommended that two large steam
tea-thousand-lon colliers be built to
keep depots supplied in time of peace
and to accompany the Meets in time of
war.
Summarizing the work accomplished I
at various co-jiiug stations during tlie 1
year, the report takes up Ciivlto and ;
says that the bureau is about to open
bids for a, 43,000-ton coaling station
there. Efforts have been made to ob- !
tain a site for a coaling station :il ,
Cebu, but thus far without success.
Coaling stations have been located nl. 1
Port Isabella, liassuilin Island, and at
Pollock, Mindanao. A complete sta
tion has been established al Yoko
hama, Japan, and it is now fully
stocked with coal. The same state
ment is true at Pachiliulque, Mexito,
where, through the courtesy of the
Mexican government, our coal and col
liers have been admitted to tlie sta
tion without port or customs of any
kind, in tlie AVest Indies, a little work
has been done at San Juan on the
coaling scale, but Admiral Bradford
expresses regret that little progicss
has been made in securing sites for
other coal depots in the AVost Indies.
Cuba Should Be. available.
It is said to be particularly essen
tial that some of the deep-wa'.er ports
of Culm should bo made available lor
this purpose, as tlie entire waters sur
rounding Cuba are most Important in
a strategic sense and supplies of coal
should be near at hand. h'stlmuies
are submitted for improvement of llu
coaliug stations at most of the Atlan
tic ports, Including a complete mod
ern plant at Norfolk. Admiral lirad
ford specifically says:
"As the department is aware, af
forts are being inudo to establish other
navul coal depots at important locali
ties, which it is deemed unvlo lo dis
cuss hi 11 report of a public character,"
Admiral Urndfurd s.iys very little
about his favoiite project In a triins
Paellle submarine telegraph cable,
contenting himself with the slalenient
that the bureau Is now In possession
of all data reiiulred, so far as sureys
are concerned, to lay this cable. In
the same conenetlon, ho renews his
recommendation for a careful examin
ation of the Pacltle ocean west of the
Hawaiian Islands, to locate dangers to
navigation, lie recommends that ad
ditional hydrogruphlc olllees be estab
lished at Manila und at Peusucolu, Pin.
The report says that the subject of
wireless telegraphy was followed care
fully during lhe year, but it does not
appear advisable to adopt any particu
lar system tit present or to aciitlro any
more apparatus than necessary for
purposes of instruction. It is clear
that no system, as yet, has passed be
yond tlio experimental stage. Though
most of the principal naval powers
have adopted some form of wireless
telegraphy for their ships, It Is be
lieved, from Hie reports received, that
none are satisfactory. It was clearly
shown during the International yacht
races that the diillcultles of "Interfer
ence" could uol be overcome with the
apparatus now in use.
Steamship Anivals.
fly i:.iiu.ih Wire from The ,oil.iti l'ie.
l.ivupool, Jc.v. P'. An bed 1 (Jitnp.ini.1, iiv
Veil, ill (iietii-iiDMii. Quciintoiwi '-ailed:
liliurla drum l.lvcipool), Nw Vuih. S'liitluiiw
tcnSiicd: liniiiljiu i.imu ifiwiii Mum.iit,
N.w Yuli,
Steam Titters Killed,
lly l.v ludvu Wire tiuiu The A-.odiicd I'u-.-.
Kiiifcii (liy, Nov, Jo.- hvo tam alien i.iie
liijiiil and iwn olhili mioiisly Inluu'il I'.v U10
hhmim,' out of a ulvc in Ihr naivr pn.up'u;
.ippaialiu ut tlie N'liwaia liiM ,V Miltlni;ir pi. I..
Ins plant in iiiiniiiilali' Knitj, t.uli.i.
Insurance Man Gone Wrong.
l,i i:eltuiva Uf from Tin' .Woiiated I'll'.).
I iiluinliih, 11., o. la.- .1. .I111 M, Multoul, p.i
pur M'fUiai.i nl ill"- nniimi! In-oiuiiie (illun,
iw. mie'ted lat to;la, ciurnl ulih lining ii.i
I uM; lid I'.'iidi of I in . lilu t die -ill. .ion uf
DUELLING STAGE IN CUBA
The La Luciia Bemoans nn Unpleas
ant Incident.
Uy Iai luiho Wire fiom Tlie Assocl.ittd I'rc.u.
ltavnnu, N'ov. 10. The papers assert
that Sonor Tamayo, secretary of stale
and government, has been chidlengcd
lo light a duel by a member of the
fnlon club, whom, It is said, Honor
Tamayo and a. friend assaulted at the
close of the recent baiuittet given by
the Cuban society lo the visiting Chile
ans. Senor Tamayo was detained by
the police, but ultimately released by
the civil governor, l.a l.ucha, bemoan
ing the Incident, says:
"There yet remain several more
stages to be passed in the reconstruc
tion of the country. Perhaps they are
the most dlllicult stages, especially In
u. condition of affairs where people are
not actuated, by conviction but by pas
sion, personal likes and dislikes and
mutual distrust, Such bhiiiderlnir as
has been shown by our otllelals would
be incomprehensible, unless we decide
to class them with the crowd they arc
supposed to' direct and say that us
types they arc on a par with the rest.
They can never be iiuallllcd to direct
the dcstlnIcs,"of the Cuban nation."
COMPLICATIONS IN THE
CASE OF MISS STONE
Mr. Dickinson Threatens to Hold the
Bulgarian 'Government Responsi
ble for Harm That May Come
toi the Captive.
lly i:Lhisivi- V ,- tiom The Asiociateil l'rcir.
So flu, liultturiu, Nov. 10. Informa
tion has bdeu received here from
Doubnitza that the baud of brigands
holding captive Miss Kllen M. Stone.
,lle Aln'jri ,,l missionary, called about I
" 'wlnight ago ..t the village of Smet-
chevo and subseiiucntly proceeded to
I the monastery of the Itilo, but the
i movements of the troops compelled the
brigands to .lice toward tho frontier,
where they are now In hiding.
It is also asserted that the brigands
have recently been treating Hiss Stone
'tilth more severity in order to exer
cise pressure and to compel a more
ready acceptance of the conditions.
, Consul General Dickinson is inflexible.
He insists thut tho surrender of Miss
' Stone must precede or be. simultaneous
! with the payment of the. ransom. Ills
I attitude is Justilied by the known de
I termination of some members of the
band, particularly the captain, S?an
ilaslcy, lo kill Miss Slone and her
companion, so soon as the ransom is
received, owing to the fact Hint tho
captives have now acquired informa
tion concerning lhe secret committees.
Competent persons, however, express
the opinion that tho cupidity of the
brigands will overcome the fear of re
velations, and all such approve the de
claration of Air. Dickinson.
Yesterday Mr. Dickinson made ener
getic, representations to the Bulgarian
government against the movements of
the Dulgnriuu iroops, reproaching the
1 otllelals with the fact that notwith
standing their solemn promises to give
I him all assistance In their power, their
1 action was embarrassing tho negotia
tions, retarding a settlement and plac
ing in jeopardy the life of Miss Stone.
He made a definite declaration that tho
Bulgarian
overnntetit would be held
responsible for the death of Miss Stone
and of all the consequences of her
death, should It be proved that tho
attitude of the Bulgarian government
lorced the brigands to kill their cap
tive. THE COLOMBIAN
REVOLUTION
Frontier Troops Agitated Over the
Report That the United States
May Take a Hand.
lly Km lu.lic Win- from The A-.-o. i.itcd Pre.
Willeinslud, Island of Curacao, Nov.
in. Advices received here from Ca
pacho Viejo, dated November 3, fsiyet
that the repot t from President Castro
in his brother, Celestlno Castro, at San
1 Cristobal, to the effect that the Cnited i
I Stales government insists upon inedi-
Witlug between YeacHuela and Colombia,
canted the greatest excitement among
the troops on the frontier. General
Vrlho-Uiiho and General Modesto Cas-
i iro Immediately n-t out for San Cristo-
I liii I to obtain details.
I It seems that General Trlbe-Trlbo
refused to believe the report, declaring
I that lu; had no fears as to the future
' of the Liberal caus-e, because President
Castro hud given hint a cast-iron pledge
not to forsako him.
"Should President Castro prove un
true to the Liberal cause, exclaimed
General Uribe-Urlbe, "tho result would
1 be his ruin. Tho war will eater Co
I lombia before Christmas."
l There Is considerable feeling against
i the Castro family among the Colombian
! Liberals and along the frontier, in con-
M-quenci- of a widespread rumor that
celestlno Castro, who Is commander in
chief at Kail Cristobal, has been pri
vately selling cattle to the enemy, tho
cattle being whisked across the fron
tier by means of alleged raids of Co
lombian Conservatives, Dining one of
these raids a dozen soldiers were killed
on both sides. It In said that the cattle
change hands at a prearranged price
of $:iu per head. The blood thus spilled
Is chawed directly to Celestlno Castro
by Lho Indignant people of Tuehlra.
Fnnn S.tlt Cristobal Gi ueiat l.'tlbc
L'rlbe proctcded for Alaracalbo,
Dr, Blanco RealRns,
Curacao. Nov. 10.- Pr. IMuurdo
niuncu, VciiiiJticlan minister of foreign
nlfti Irs, has resigned his poitfollo. Ho
ivill be .-ucccidtil by Dr. I'achano.
The cuui-c of tin- ivsliM"iUim was a
dls-agiteineiit ngardlpg the Colombian
iiiustlou. particularly the uiifier of
j'risldunt Cu-dro to the Pau-Anieriiun
congress In the City of .Mexico, which
was rem without Dr. lllaucus know I-
O'lll"".
THE COST OF
STEEL RAILS
Interesting Pioures Shown In Special
Report of the Industrial
Commission.
RATES FROM 1890 TO 1901
The Margins in. the Selling Over the
Cost Pi .oe of Rails and Pig Iron.
Increase in Wages Offset the Re
duction in Cost of Labor Made by
the Steady Improvements of Man
ufacture. By t'xclusiie Wirj from The Aisociatcd l'rc.
Washington, Nov. 10. The industrial
commission today issued a special re
port on an Investigation conducted by
Hie commission regarding the cost and
selling prices of Iron and steel pro
duets from 1S0U to 1P0I. The state
ment shows that in 1SU0 the cost of
steel rails ranged from ?23.!)3 to ?.T 1 .", ;
In 1S01 from SlM.ir, to WiUS; in 1S92, from
Sli2..". to $:!I.S2; in 1S'J3, from $19.23 to
$22.J; in 1S!)I, from $17.7!) to ?21.29: In
ISM, from Slfi.tiS to $2i".17; in lS'JU, from
$17.72 to $2n.(i!i; in 1SA7, from $ir..!l to
S17.IW: in 1S9S, from $lfi.G7 to $17.81; in
1S99, from $1S.11 in January to $35.i"i2 in
December: in 1900,. from $30.12 in Feb
ruary to S21.S3 in October; in 1901, from
$2t.D4 lo $25.88.
According to the showing made,
there was ti margin in the selling price
over tlie cost price for every year from
1S90 up to July of 1S9S. In-lS'JO th
niarft ran from Tic to $3.50 per ton
, u.Mi from-?3iS9 to 53.S;; in iSi)L, fron
om
SI.G5. to $7.3.-i; In 1S93, from $4."i to ?S.i9;
in 1S1M. from ?2.7l to SU.21; in 1S9?, from '
Sl.ltl to J9.0G; in lS9ii. from $731 to
J10.2S: in 1S97, from -17c to $7.:i8. in
1S9S' the highest margin was $1(1.3;! in
January. In July, a loss of 5e per ton
Is noted, the cost price being $17.03 as
against a selling price of $17.00.
Again, in June of 1SUU, when the cost,
price was $27.02, there was a loss of
P.7c. In July of that year the loss was
?l:r.l on a cost price of $29.76; $1.13 on
i a cost price of $32.15 and, in heptcm
I ber, 41. IS on a cost price of J33.9S. A
loss of about $1 per ton is also re
ported for the months of January,
February, March, April and May ot
1900, when the cost price ranged over
?3d per ton. Losses also are claimed
on steel billots for most of the year
1900, and for lhe first four months of
1901. A loss Is recorded for every
month in ISPS on billets. Losses are
recorded for the last three months of
recorded for tie last inree nioniiis m
',', ", ' ., ... , rr.,,p i...r com of
utlZonr : 're
in ism. when it was $S.C3 per ton. In
1900 the cost of pig iron was $10.33.
Cost of Labor Reduced.
Commenting in a general way the
commission says:
fleyoiid ipieslioti thtie hue been steady inl
pnnotneiiU of lii.iiuifactiiiin; lending to rcdtici!
tho rnt uf lalmv and inciileiit.il-; per unit of
piodnct. On the otlur hand, the alliance, of
w.i-ais troni ivj-j lu 1'nii opu-i.niy, as iiui'iuitii
niiii tin. tin. i. e.ii iniiii-i i.-.lee linei-ilin:.-. no
: iomiu io wtuei. n..., oe.. Mn ,.,. . '-"'- t
. . ..... . . . . i . .. .: 1 ,t.l., .... !..
iifiiins, nuy in i".".i. inn.- wni. ..ii; ....u.ii... At jH Fain in itio iiiiiicmi x.cgai.11111
tltimisli mkIi inipiovenieiiK In any -ae, H I t,at JUnistor Wll has not been illforill
lompjrison a? to ttt-ts will not be ureal!;.-v tiitol , ol. ,jis ,vr)01.te(i i-olief as Chinese
Hiiall ,:toporti..n of the cot of tr.iiMoi.nins tho ' slated, the minister would not be sir-
i,j-pective i.iw lnateuali into tlio uiiijiici pi".
duel.
The variation in prices is commented
on us follows:
I'vuluhly the nm-t coii-iikii'iin fail chown in
the iliaKiatns is tlie u-iy i.iptd and wide varia
tion. in the pikes of all tlnc-fi ot the piodiiet-i
imnp tri-d, and mo-t oi air in the prhes ot p!u
lion. Kvui in the cailier eut-, imt ooveted hy
the dhiKianv, tho pike t-latUth-i nhow imllir
sh.iii thiriititiou. The ill3;i.aiis lieu with pre
Kii.tul bilntf out the meal and MidJiti dccltno
in the piiei-? uf all Ihn-e pinduel.-i dnrim; the
year 1H0. T'lit was followed hy .1 lonn and
rtaduil tall, which hroiiKht tlio pike oi p'g
iron d.iHii liom IjlO .1 ton at the liecluiilng of
it'.'l to Sin at the end of leltf. A .sndd.m ihup
iioe ill the iniciM i id! Ilnee piodtiet. ii loen
in l'.r,, hut this w.t lollovrd hy an aliiio.-,t
equally l.tphl lieilme, and during 17 and U'.n
tin- prlte-i t-tood practically at a hot torn fuie,
lhe mo.,t nolieealile niovetut-nt iowii In the d'i
ciani Ii Hut durliiK I'M!, when the pileo of pit!
iron ro.-o fiont ijli to ij-J.'i, and tho price of
iail-i Irnin S17 h h-K. AI1nn.1t i-iiully Midden
iiiul v.r.v gii.il, howour, was the ih-tlno in Hie
ptiii-i if llifM' produit-i, epi-ihilly billets and
pi; lion, iluiinK tho latter pait of inna. Sin.'
Hut I lint! there' ha-i heeti ,i reeoveiy whhh h-ivin
IhoprliTS of all tliteo piodnets e tmvldcvahly hii;le
it- than fov t lie ytars ?') to l-'K
'ilicse niti-ii siuldi.il and Hulent lliiitu iti.au
fhow, ainouc other liiilUatlwru, tlie Kte.it 1 hansel
, In ilriiund fov Iron and Mi-el pvoihn-ts from t'nie
lo lime and the nuiheil leiwltlvene.-v of pri.-us
to 6U1I1 ihauues in ileuiaiid. No very Bute ttuil;
of lion and s-teil i.-i ti-ually held In advance, und
win a u pot lml 1 if prwperity rinses the estcn,! ,11
nf the Uie of lhe-e pritlueti the tiillN oiten lind
thein-eliei teiupot.irily nniihle to l.e.p paio ultli
the dirnand, hlle huveis. iinder nitiin condi
tions, aio 1illi1r; to pay ahue.'-t :tny pi he,
Steel Rails.
A iiuleuotthy fealinv of tin- rllar.iin leearilint;
tleel l.iil-. t llio taci. tint the- wiling' pii tor
eoaldeialile r..d r.f lime tlirouslioui tin il
i.nle enured hy tho IUuud Ium- heen h"hl inn
loitn. 'Hub, llnouj;h U'jJ and Xll tlie iiniloini
prleo iuinedai .M per ten; tlironsli IMil ii was
ifJI pir ton; and thvoiiuh the latter pal t ot lVXi 1
and lit"! It wa-, W per ton. Tliw umlounily in
prices is douhtle.-.; iIlm lo ihi i-Nlsli-nce ot pools
ireui time to time utnotifr the iiutiiif.n.tilie.i and
llio sudden chuiircs lullmlnir Hie pi-viodt ef utih '
loiinlty .110 pioUihly e.vplUatile, not .) iniuli hy
meai ihtnges In ik-m..tid at the prei hu date 01
tho ihatnte In pike a by either the bieal.ini;- ef ,
pool" ov Uu ik'terminaliiiii on tin- 0.111 m the'r I
tnamseiy ilut the pievtviidy Iciul ihKm Lin
loo hleh 11 too lan-. It i vuy loniii-wiilv vi.iu.u
in Hi ttade ji'iniuli dial the i.iniia prhis'
.iicti. fin ilevl tail, cue not .ilv.as iiwlntaiin-ii
111 ptaulce, hul tint, n'etvlly ov ojciily, ...il.'
am heln-jr made htlow the iniutiil latu. I
To tertilll (Ntent tlie ihatecj In the Ptlio
id villi aio folloiud hy ihawjcs in (lie prkc ef
pU: lion. Inn the more or Irs-, .n-ilil l,il i.th-e 1,!
rail Indiiali'd 111 lhe iliasut" I'euiiU lhi, pnap
hlhm ttoni ieui- .i iloso .i 11 I, In ih' liijuit
and ph; i on- W' liml Hut tin. ,, u) r.Ui.
whli Ii itepi-iai lautily en Hi- prhi ol llio liii.l
1 1,111,1111 r.i, pin bun, JlIo mill It mole (tu "l.v
(Dill 1110' ih li ni'i'llti lliie the -i-Hlii-! plo,
while, in the nihil hand, it cecal wall twp.pe..i
that 11 lety t-11-ldcit ilwi't'e in lh mIIIiiv prl.'U
of ulb ip.'.'ik uiiaiioiiipiniid hy an ii.uct- in
10-I. Il n.il'.nilb hdl'ivn that i'io maiu lo-
livd'n '!'c "f "ii'l eclllnj price !' a ninth mite
Mrljblo niuntlty In the coo of Mill thin In tlie
cue of ilct. The Rout InriciKc In the liiai'Rln
dm-ll.K tlif var l9il Is tiotuwoithy, While Mill
more fltllihii; l the hit tint (rem 1S97 li the
tiiUltlln of I0U0 nlmnat no iii.tutii) jppMM. Putins
W.'J tlie piire et mill illd not. Iticicife in rjphlly
,i cf ttecl tilllrts, .iikI In wine months l.tum-d
even hehlnd tint nf lg Iron, m tlmt tin: tn.ufrtn
en r.ills lor wtral tnontlH in lSW mul 1M0 waa
fomldcr.ilily Iom lli.ni zcio. On the other luml,
the price of uiU (lid not (all to uuMctily In 1M
ns llio prl(o of pic Iron, or the covl of i.iil.-". n
tlul for a ohorl time Ilia liiiupln t!"i to ery
IiIkIi point, lint almful IninifilUlcly tbotcatter lulls
i.ipldly to approNlin.itely rcro.
FIRST M'KINLEY MONUMENT.
To the Village of. Tower, Minnesota,
Belongs the Honor.
lly lltdailve Wire from The .Woclalcd lre..
Tower, Minn.. Nov. 10. To this village
belongs the honor of having erected
the lirst monument in memory ot il
lituu MoKlnley. The llltlo town was
tilled with neotilo today at the unveil
ing. Governor Vnnsandt and other
ir.en ot promlnenco were present in
honor of the day. The speakers wore
Governor Van Saudi, John Owens,
Thomas McKcon, Uev. Dr. Forbes. The
prayer and benediction were by Uev.
Mjtr. Bull.
THE MINISTERS
AT LI'S COFFIN
Imperial Honors Are Paid to the Dis
tinguished Dead Li's Sons
, Wear Sack Cloth.
By Erclnsiie Wlic from The Asiocintcd Vtca.
Pekin, Nov. 10, The foreign minis
ters this afternoon went in a body,
wearing plain' mourning, to the lute LI
Hung Chang's yanien, and presented
their condolences, according lo Chinese
custom. Chinese soldiers lined the
streets near the yaincn and the great
crowds which gathered In the streets
and about the yamen were perfectly or
derly. All the city olllcials received
the ministers In tlie outer court.
The collln was in a spacious inner
court, temporarily roofed. It rested 011
in altar behind a screen, and hud over
it a royal pall, conferred by the em
peror's command, an honor heretofore
bestowed only on members of the im
perial family. Many Buddhist priests
were in attendance. There were rows
of tables bearing offerings of food,
amounting to several tons, and piles
of paper money. Candles and incense
were burned about the collln.
Li Hung Chang's two sons stood near
the casket, attired in sattk cloth. Be
fore the screen was a cV'shion, where
the Chinese callers madc prostrations.
Tho ministers, however, stepped for
ward, singly, and bowed lo'w. The dean
of tho diplomatic corps read an address
of sympathy, to which the oldest son
of the deceased statesman replied in
Chinese, the youngest son Interpreting
his words into Knglish. The scene
uboiU. the yamen was animated and
i ; , , ,, .,
picturesque. Hundreds of olllch
g f
' " tho m-mdnc
IM1,!' of Ul moUnr('
Hundreds of olllcials were
Mounted
frttn all
MINISTER WU'S FUTURE.
It Is Said He Would Be
Glad
to
Return to China.
Uy i:ilii3iie Wite from The Auoclattd Puss.
Washington, Nov. 10. Minister Wu
Ting-fang has received from Peking an
o ic ill notlltcuiion oi i no ilea in
of LI
i ,, .-.,......-
. iiuiig iui ik.
juiseu JiL iil'ii imio.. in; iiiui ui.-i.'ii iniu
ister tit Washington since 1S97, and
undoubtedly would welcome a chance,
to return to his native land, although
it is equally true that he will not want
to remain thorn permanently.
The minister says that he has no idea
what post will be assigned him if lie
should be recalled from Washington.
It was said a short time ago Hint sin
important post In the Chinese ministry
of foieign affairs awaited him, but now
till the posts In thai branch of the gov
ernment have been tilled. It is fell
here that lhe appointment of Wang
Wen .Sliao lo tako the place of LI
Hung Chang as the throne's adviser in
China's foieign aifairs will be ben-
eflclal to JllnisUir Wit's interests.
LUHBAN'S CONDITIONS.
Will Not Listen to Negotiations for
Surrender Unlil Americans
Have Withdrawn.
lly Kuliiiiic Ulio liotn The AM.u11.1ted 1'iei.
Manila, Nov. 10, According to ad
vices from Catbalogan, capital of the
Island of S-'amar, Lukbati, tho insur
gent leader, has sent a message to
General Smith declaring that he will
not listen in negotiations for surrender
until all ihu Americans have with
drawn fiom the Gaudara volley.
General Smith has onlereel every
American soldier In the Island tif Samar
and tll b'laild of I.eytu never to be
wilthoiit arms, .'icn at meal-tline. lie
is determined that there shall be no
mora surprises, and commanding olli
eoi'H will be held responsible. General
Smith also directs that scouting must
continue incessantly, and that all rice
and hemp captured must bo destroyed.
Ho considers the capture of Ltikbun
only a iiuesilou of a very short lime.
DEATHS OF A DAY,
11 ri.w,Mio Wiic from 'the Aiijeialcd I'fits
Veil., I'J., N'ov. !u. M'.. I.vili.e luwsnt III.. 1
lUnuliUr 'f Ih-n- 4nJ He latv Ml. (Taiiniey 1',
IH.'i!;. dll at her latliv'j linini-. "llr.ik'.'," H1I3
i iiioiuhfii aui'd 4"
earv.
Allintovu, IV.. Koi. 10. ill ll oti Ti. IliruhiU,
litriului ot 'Iw - hou-e of upvi'sem ali-i ,'1 mi
l.eh'',.i i-oiii.ly item l-iil e, HI, ijted latl nl-ii.t,
.ij.l Vi yu. ''' ' 'rl'' Jvaiv In- tauijh! , I. j1 in
I oih), "tl AH-ih-i.' 11.
N".iv uili, Nov. in.. Paul Ih'.i'ii, ii'ii-pit-i-liji'iit
1. nil f-euital il i'u' ot-? ol 1,'ie II ivolu.iun, dt"d
t-il y tjl V.iiiisiovvn, S, ,., ktiiv , ,vcai. He
..i 4 hiii ot l-'U-'iul .lujijiti V.1ru11 Pev.-ie, wlu
MKjdii In lhe n-wluol ami Civil mmi, and
1 i;ivat-!ram'--ii ef PjuI lii'Hiv. of l.voliaioiiar
f. n e.
SULTAN SIGNS
AN IRADE
Tiirkcu Has Acceded to All the
Claims ot the French
Government.
WAR IS NOW AT AN END
Admiral Caillnvd's Division. Has Been
Ordered to Leave Mityleno and Re
turn to Greek Waters M. Con
stnns, the French Ambassador, Will
Return to Constantinople Soon,
Prance Receives Full Satisfaction.
lly I.xclti-itre Wire fiom Tile Ai-toclaleil Pre.
Paris, N'ov. 10. Tlie French foreign
olllco has announced thai the sultan
has signed an hade for the execution
of his engagements Willi the French
government and that the Franco-Turkish
dispute is noW nt an end.
Tewfik Pasha, Ottoman minister of
roreign affairs, wrote a letter to M.
liapst, councillor of the French em
bassy, In Constantinople, notifying hint
of the signing of the Irudc, which, while
settling the. original French demands
accepts the fresh demands as set forth
in a dispatch to tho Temps from Con
stantinople Friday nntl cabled to the
Associated Press, together Willi uti ad
ditional clause by which the sultan
pledges himself to consider as author
ized in full right the foundations, ex
tensions, constructions and repairs or
the schools and religious and hospit
able establishments, which France may
desire to carry out If the porte is ad
vised of her intentions, and makes no
objection within live months.
France has thus" received full satis
faction and M."DeIcasse on the receipt,
of M. Bapst's dispatch this morning
telegraphed him to inform Tuwflk
Pasha that diplomatic relations had
been resumed and that M. Bapst should
consider himself as regularly charged
with the affairs of the embassv.
.Instructions were also sent to Ad
miral Calllard at Milylono to re-embark
the marines and to return to Greek
waters, which is understood to mean
I the vicinage of tlio island of Syrn. Ad
miral Calllard will remain in the Le
vant some time longer.
M. Constuns, the French ambassador,
will return to Constantinople vc.y
shortly.
1 The additional clause was conceded
at the request of France in order to
prevent future clilliciiltles, such us the
Turkish provincial authorities have of
ten raised either on their own initia
tive, in consequence of instigation by
the uorle.
Constantinople. Nov. 10. M. Bapst
has received a dispatch from M. Del
casse authorizing him to resume diplo
matic relations with the porlo tomor
row. it is understood thai M. Constuns
will soon return to Constantinople.
The Press Comments.
Paris, Nov, 11, Tlie morning papers,
in their comments on the termination
. of the Franco-Turkish incident, fol
low party lines strictly. The suppor-
t tors of the government hall the out
come as a gieat diplomatic, nio;lil and
I material success. Other Journals eilhi"'
' affect scepticism Willi reference to the
linal outcome or assume that it is reui-
1 ly ,1 check disguised by the sultan.
' Sonic papers even hint Unit France
has actually backed down, owing to
the coolness with which Hie poweis
I luue received her explanations logatd-
. ing Hie objections and the scope of'
' the naval demonstration.
I "We hope the demonstration will be
sullleient to restore forever the pres
tige of Franco in the Fast." says the
Figaro. "Doubtless the very near tit
luru will show if so great a result has
been obtained so cheaply."
Tin.' Gaulois, while admitting that
success has been achieved, remarks:
"The instability of the government
and the contradictory policy of its di
plomacy, are such that even the sultan
thought there was no risk in trailing
the French like mere Armenians. The
Mllyleue expedition Ik sild to have dis
abused hint, bill must we always mo
bilize a licet in order to force a foreign
nation to respect us'.'"
The Seicle remarks: "We have an
other promlbi! added to so many. Wo
tiro somewhat in a hurry In announc
ing the end of the Franco-Turkish enn
lliet,, The Petit Parsieime, which voice
the views of the government says: "H
Is for Frunei' a considerable dlplomatl'
Miccess. The rapidity and precision 01
the nunemeiit of Hie squadron was a
military success which Kiirnpu has no
Heed. Our dignity In the Levant and
our moral authority issue from lv
conlllel Ineieasetl in the prusmit un
ossured for the tuttirc."
Austria Gets Satisfaction,
Constantii.ople, No. in.-liurou P
Cilice, the Aiistio'.IIungariiin uinbav-s-ador,
has secured from the porte .
satisfactory cut t lenient ol several cpio.--tlous
that were pending between Tur
key anil Austria.
Tablet to Dean Murray.
lly i:lus!vo Wire fiom The Associated Pttuj.
I'rllicct 11, :' J-i Nov. 10. A Umlfoina fabM
IP the iiu-moiv of the Ijio Dean Junics 0, Muir.j
win iir.veiiv.il hi the- Maniuaiid chapel Ihi-i loon,
iiw. Dr. IDniv Van Dvhe, head of the l.i.-;li 1
lU-iiiMiiii.o. il'lbcttd the premutation addie-.-,.
Pinldi-nt I'.itto.i, etui ptesided at the n.riie'.
aciTptul Ih1' fc'ift e din tablet on hclulf of tli
liit-ici. and i.iiulty ef H.o univcwlty,
4 f 4 4-f
WEATHER FORECAST.
-- Wa.liiiiBieit, Nov. 10. Pair Mendiy.
1- Tu-.-diy. prohahly 1 tin; rMiit; leinpua --
4 tnie; lrci.li uoitli to easl winil. iiiiieajitig -f-
f Momlay iiilit.
t , tlf iiHH.,t,
wL
k
,
m" - . IL !
4 . A j
ft. '& SJ,JfthVj