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SCRANTON, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 30, 1902.
1 i i BCTiiii it1 ' ilfiTlin iMBr Wi liln i ii A "
Sent In Response to a Gall foe
Troops from the 'Sheriff of
SITUATION TAKES ON
AN AIR OP MYSTERY
The Strike Leaders Hold Secret Con
ference with an Unknown Indiv
idual at Philadelphia Wilkes
Barre Strikers Seek Information of
Mr. Mitchell in Vain A Mob of
One Thousand Threatens Non
Union Men at Shamokin Distri
bution of the Regiments Mr. Mit
chell Reviews the Situation.
The sheriff of Northumberland
county has called on the governor
President Mitchell and other strike
leaders hold a conference with a
mysterious individual at Philadel
phia. The entire Fourth regiment called
Oy Exclusive Wile rom The Associated Press.
Hutiisbuig, Sept. 20. The Fouith
'oglniont has been added to the state
'oito of t loops on duty in the antlna
.ite strike legion. Sheiiff Dietiltk
called upon Genet al Gobln tonight for
tioops to suppiess the 1 luting In North
umbcilaud county. The genet al tailed
up Oovornor Stone by telephone and
Fluted tho situation, after which the
executive urdcicd out the Fourth lcgl-
A pot tion of the regiment will be lo
cated at Shenandoah and the 1 cumin
tier tit Mount Cartncl. Two of these
companies of this regiment have been
in the lit '. for two months. The hcud
quuttcts of one is al Pottsvlllo; the
other is located at Pine Gtove. The
icmainltipc companies ate located in
I.autastcr, Lebanon, Lehigh and Bet Us
Shumokin, Sept. 29. Sheriff Dietilek
tonight asked Governor Stone to send
tioops to Mount Canned at once. They
nte expected to unlve tomoriow morn
ing. Tho shetiff and it posse left heie
late this evening for the Itlclumls tol
liety, between this plate and Mount
Carniel, to guard non-uuiouists fiom
being attacked by a mob of one thous
and stilkcis, assembled on the hills
liear the tolllety. Tho sheilff swoie In
a number of deputies tonight at the
request of the Pennsylvania lulltoad,
to guaid tt ains between here and
Mount Curmcl, owing to a mob holding
up a tiain today near Uteen llldge,
when Lieutenant Aiultcvv Utittalii, a
Union company pollteman was wound
ed in the back by a load of buckshot,
Hied by it striker, lllb wounds ute not
MYSTERY IN THE AIR.
Tha Strike Leaders Confer with an
Unknown at Philadelphia.
H.t I'vtliialip who ftujn Hie A-oilitul l'rca.
Pliilitdelphlit, Sept. 29. A mystctinus
tonfeieiice took plate in this city today
between Piesldcnt Mitchell, of the
United Mine "Wotkeis of Aineritaj See-jctaiy-Tiuisuiet
W. B. WIImiii, Dis
ttict Piesidents Nicholls, Duffy and
Fahy, and an unknown person, whoso
identity the other parties to tho toti
fet elite icfubed to divulge. At tho olllco
of the Philadelphia and Heading Hall
way (ompauy It was stated positively
tli.it no olliclal of that company had
been ptcsent at the meeting. A mem
ber of Mr. Mitchell's putty, who de
clined to allow the use of bis mime,
made the following .statement:
"Anyone can leadlly umlei. stand that
only a matter of the llrst impoitanco In
elation to tho sttiko would bring Presi
dent Mltthell, Sect etui y Wilson and
Dlbtrlct Ptesldents Nlcholls, Duffy and
Fahy, who foim the executive board of
the United Aline Workeis, to this city
together, Thete mubt neccssutlly bo
continued' confeiences and negotiations
with the coal operating Interests before
the strike can be settled,"
Messrs. Mitchell und Wilson unlvecl
bete at 7,30 o'clock this morning fiotn
nttsbuig, where they had held a con
ference last Friday, The three dlstilct
pie&ldeuts und John J, Keegan, busi
ness agent of the International Asso
ciation of Machinists, met tho miners'
chief at the railroad station.
After u habty breakfast the party
pioceeded to the olllco of Mr. Keegan,
After lemnliiliig there about thirty min
utes President Mitchell summoned his
uBsocitites and the five miners' olllclals
weie there closeted with the mysterious
personago for nearly three hours.
At the conclusion of the conference
Mr, Mitchell und the three district
piesidents left over the Pennsylvania
lallroad for Wllkes-Harre and Secre
tary Wilson departed for Indianapolis,
Senator Quuy was not In the city
and Senator Penrose dented having any
communication, dlicctly or indirectly
vftth Mr, Mitchell. Before leaving the
city Mr. Wilson said:
"You can state emphatically that Mr,
Mitchell's visit bus nothing to do with
politics and is without political slgnl-tic-mre-"
President Mitchell declined positive
ly to make any statement concerning
the object of his visit here.
Labor Leaders Anxious.--Wllkes-Uane,
Sept. 2!). President
Mitchell and Dlsttlct Piesidents Nlch
olls, Duffy and Fahy, of the United
Mine Workeis, at lived In town tonight
ftom Philadelphia. Mr. Mitchell posi
tively refused to make any statement
as to the object of his visit to the
Quaker City. The district presidents
were also silent. .A large eiowd of
labor leaflets awnlted President Mlt
thH's at rival, and It wad expected that
he would have something Important to
say. The feeling Is very strong at
strike headquarters that a settlement
of some kind Is pending, but there
seems to be no basis for such a be
lief. The two legiments stationed In this
vicinity the Highlit at Duryea and the
Ninth at Wet Side park, near this
city, iind a quiet day of It. Thete weto
no distui bances anywhere. Colonel
Dougherty, of the Ninth leglment, is
sued tin older thanking his men for
their soldleily conduct.
MR. MARKLE REVIEWS
He Says That Protection for Work
ing Mincis Is All the Oper
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Now Yotk, Sept. 29. John Maikle, the
coal opeiator, discussing today the
statement of Picsidcnt Mitchell, said:
"Mr. Mitchell Is not voicing the senti
ment of the majority of the mlnets in
the anthracite toal Ileitis when he says
the sentiment of the minets is against
i cunning to wotk. All his statements
hue been letuted by the facts ulteady
given out by the operators."
"But what Is New Yotk to do for
coal?" ho wits asked.
"If a condition of anaithy existed
now in New York, what would you
want'.' You would want the tioops
tailed out and ptotectlon afforded you,"
wild Mr. Mnrklc.
"That is what we want. Ghe us pto
tectlon and we will ghe you all the toal
Asked whether the inllttence of the
Catholic societies and other societies
would hae any effect in changing the
policy of the opeiatots, Mr. Mntklesaid:
"On the contrary, their endeavois will
hae but one tendency to prolong the
stiike. The well-meant effotts of these
phllanthtopiu people will only Insplie
the minors with hope and Indute them
to hold out a little while longer, to their
own detilmeiit. They will only ptottact
the peilod of coal scaielly. Mr. Mitch
ell's oigauizatiou will not be recognized
under any ciicumstances."
Thete is still no fixed price for toal in
New York. Some dcaleis weie selling
untht acite at $18 a ton today, otheis
weto selling as low as $H and $15, The
pike geneially asked for soft coal was
$9 a ton.
RIOTERS HAVE HEARING
Five Men, Accused of Creating Dis
turbance at Exeter Colliery, Are
Held to Bail.
Special to thn Scinnton Tribune.
Pittston, Sept. 29. The live men, who
weto in tested last week for paitiil
patlon in the liot at the Exeter colllciy,
weie given a heaiiug befoie Justice of
tho Pence Kin ct, of West Pittston, to
day. The dutendantH weie Patilck
lb aim. Patiltk Loftus, John Stead,
John Scoville, Charles Andioscavltlge,
Itobett Smallfomb and MathlaH Kus
huba, Knshuba und Aiultoseavldgc
weie in tested today at the healing.
Win ninth weie Issued lor them last
week, but they could not be located. As
they appealed among the eiowd of
spectators tit the hearing, they weio
piomptly placed under arrest. Attor
ney James L. Mori is appealed as at
torney for the Lehigh A'alley company,
the prosecutor In the cases, and P. A.
O'noyle looked after tho defendants'
cases, Diunn, Stead, Scovllle and An
dioscavltlge weie held under $1,000 ball
each, and Loftus, Smallcoinb and Kas
huba weie i pleased. District Superin
tendent Owens testified that Andros
cavltlge was In the crowd armed with
a shotgun, nnd It was only by a hind
tussle with him that Mr. Owens pre
vented him fiom shooting Hun Is, an
old man, whom the mob was beating
at tho time.
Tho Eighth leglment camp, at Old
Forge, was christened today, It has
been named Noirls crimp, In honor of
the memory of A. Wilson Noirls, who
was an adjutant of tho regiment under
Colonel Hoffman, during tho Spunlsh
Amerlean war, und who tiled In the ser
vice. The leglment Is having a very
quiet time, nnd has found tho district
very peaceable. Not u disorder has
been reported so far. The leglment
was mustered this evening for pay, and
they will probably lecelvo their money
the latter part of the week. About $35,
000 Is required to pay the regiment a
month's salary. Captuln Umbenhuuer,
of Company G, was offlcer of tho day,
and Lieutenant C. A. Seldenstrlcker, of
Company A, was olllcer of the guard.
Regular drill work will be resumed
Tuesday, The long distance 'phone was
Installed in tho colonel's headquurters
MR. BAER DISTRIBUTES COAL.
Charitable Institutions Receive Lib
eral Contributions. ,
Br Eiclutive Wire nWllie Associated I'm.
Lancaster, Pa,, Sept. 29. President
George F. Uaer, of the Reading Itall
load company, has sent twenty-thiec
tons of uirtliritclto coal as a gift to the
general hospital of tills city. Ho also
sent u supply of coal to the Ann C.
Winner Home for Acetl Women.
President Hnor's daughter, Mrs. Will
loin N, Appel, was a patient nt the
General hospital, utter the diking ac
cident In which she was so setlously
hurt u few weeks ngo.
BUFFALO EXPRESS WRECKED.
Slight Accident on the Lehigh Val
ley Railroad nt Wllkes-Barre.
My Inclusive Wire (rom I ho Aocntl Prc.
Wlllccs-Hane, Sept. 29. Tho New
Yoik untl Buffalo expiess on the Le
high A'nlley lallrontl was partially
wrecked as It was entering the depot
In this city at midnight. One of the
Pullman cats left the track as It was
ctoslng a switch and crashed Into a
fi eight engine standing on a siding.
One side of the Pullman was ctushed
In, and tho car almost turned complete
The passengers escaped as If by a
miracle. As the tialn was running
slow, the others cais did not leave the
track. After a halt hour's delay the
tialn proceeded on Its way.
The Minister to Venezuela
Sends Request to Wash
ington Asking for Aid.
I! Exclusive Wire fiomTlio smxiiUJ Pio?.
Washington, Sept. 29. The following
cablegram has been lecelved heie from
Minister Bow en, dated Caiacas, jestet
day: "Have been lellably Informed that
the go eminent will piobably cut all
the cable lines this week. Therefore I
suggest the despatth to this point of
wai ships in case communication is In
Tho Montgomery Is alteady under
oi tiers to go to the Colombian toast
fiom Haytl wheie she Is now looking
Into some complaints made by the Com
pany Hayticn, an Anictlcan tot posi
tion to the effect that its business at
Pott dc Paix Is Jeopattllzed by a threat
of the national patty to land tioops In
that insuigent sttongliold. Later on
the San Fianelseo and the Olympm
will be available if needed on the
The despatch is Interupted as show
ing conditions unfa vot able to the gov
ernment of Venezuela, as, except In the
event that tho tide has turned sttong
against it, It is thought bote there
would be no deslte on Its patt to pre
vent the news of the daily happenings
in the tanipalgn fiom 1 caching the
outside wot Id.
GHOULS AT WORK
Wholesale Robbery of Graves Causes
the Arrest of Body-Snatchers and
Bj Kxclusbc Wiic fium'llio .Undated Press.
Indianapolis, Sept. 29. Wholesale 10b
bery of graves hi the cemeteties about
Indianapolis which has been going on
for some time, was bi ought to a close
today by the an est of a gang of seven
negtoes. Win I ants weie also Issued
for Dr. C, Alexander, the deinonstiator
of anatomy In a local medical college,
In which two stolen bodies were found
about ten davs ago; an interne In the
college and the janitor,
Uufus Cautrell, one of tho negioes,
made a complete confession and Impli
cated the otheis. He said Dr. Alex
ander accompanied the negroes on sev
eral of tho gtave lobbing expeditions.
Nearly 100 giaves, It Is said, have
been robbed by the ghouls dutlng the
last tluee months. Can trail said thete
was some graves that weie not dis
turbed because the flowers and other
articles on top were at ranged in such
u manner that the gang did not feel
confident of lestorlng the graves to
their former appeal ancc.
Mount Jackson, a cemetery just
act oss tho river, west of the city has
been left practically empty by tho grave
"Jlufus," was the passwotd at the
medical college and when It was utter
ed by thn letuinlng ghouls, the tloois
of the ct ,ege would tilwuys be opened
without questioning. The statement
that Crown Hill, one of tho best guaid
ed cemeteries in tho United States has
probably been Invaded by the grave
tobbers bus caused Indignation, One of
the ghouls mild It usually took about
twenty-five minutes to 10b a giave.
The law in Indiana is veiy strict and
provides for effective punishment of
ghouls by long Imprisonment.
THE COAL FAMINE.
Traction Company Schedule in New
By exclusive Wiro from 'I lie AisoilattU Press.
Now Brunswick. N, J Sept. 29. -As a
result of the coal famine, the Middlesex
and Somerset Ti action company an
nounced today that cms will ba run on
nn hour suhedulu on all Its lines. Cars
have been running eveiy twelvo minutes
on some lines.
The gas company's stock of conl Is low
nnd It Is understood tho supply on hand
must bu lepleuislicd within two weelts or
a shut down will occur,
-" m I'
Sharkey Is Indicted.
By Excliuhe Wire from 'flic Arsoilatol Press.
New York, Sept. 29.-Thomus J. Shar
key, who wits urrestvd on the charge of
having caused tho deuth of Nicholas
l'ish, tho banker, In an altercation ut
Kiglith uvcnuo and Thlity-fourth street,
on Sept. 15, wus Indicted today on a
charge of rauuslaughtcr In tho first de
Judge PennupaGker, General Elkin
and General Latta Re
THE TOWN BULGED
WITH THE CROWDS
Gieatest Demonstration Witnessed
Within tho Recollection of the
Oldest Inhabitants An Enthuslas
tic Open Air Meeting Candidates
Speak from the Forch of the Union
HotelMr. Pattlson and His Party
at Oil City.
Dy Eiclmlve Ire fiom The Associated Prcsi.
Kverett, Pa., Sept. 29 Judge Penny
packer, Attorney-General John P. Elkin
and General James W. Latta were ac
torded today one of the greatest demon
strations ever witnessed In the county
if the "oldest inhabitant" is to be be
lieved. The town fairly bulged with
the crowds gathered from the forms
within a radius of twenty mIes and
from Snxton and Bedford, from which
places special trains were tun.
The welcome began In the morning
when County Committeeman Burleigh
met the gubernatorial party at Hunt
ingdon and from that place to Everett,
Judge Pennypacker was kept busy
shaking hands w Ith Bedford tounty
citizens, who boatded the train at var
ious points on their way to the Everett
On his ai rival at Everett the judge
was met by a committee consisting of
County Chairman John M. Reynolds
and twenty other ptomlnent citizens.
So gieat was the ctowd thut an open
air meeting was impeiatlve and the
speakeis spoke from a stand In front
of the Union hotel.
Just befoie the meeting a great dele
gation met Attoiney-General Elkin and
escorted him with theeis to the speak
The speethes of Judge Pennypacker
and Attorney General Elkin weie listen
ed to attentively and heartily applaud
ed. The meeting closed with an address
by 'General James W. Latta and by
John H. Jot dan, of Bcdfotd, after which
Judge Pcnnvpatker, Mr. Elkin and
General Lutta weie given a lousing
reception. The gubernatorial patty will
leave for Huntingdon tomotrow, where
there will be a meeting in the evening.
Pattison at Oil City.
Oil City, Pa., Sept. 29. Four meetings
in Jleicer county and two in Venango
tonight constituted a day's wotk for
the Pattlson cainpaigneis today, A
tetcptlon and meeting in Sharon at 10
o'clock this inotnlng was the flist
event and the day closed with big
gatherings held simultaneously here and
at Franklin tonight. J. A. Stranahan,
of Haitisburg; S. B. Giifhth, of Pltts
buig; N. W. Edwatds, of Willlams
port and former Judge S. S. Mehard, of
Mcicer, joined the speaking toips dur
ing tho day.
In his speech Mr. Pattlson leferred
In a way to the charge made by Sen
ator William Flinn, of Plttsbuig, hold
ing the Republican state otganizutiou
responsible for the failuic of the legis
lature to pass a new ballot reform bill.
BATTLE IN THE GHETTO.
Nearly 200 People Engage in Riot in
By KxcIusIvp Wire fiom The Associated Prew.
New Yoilc, Sept, 29. A standing feud
between two ilval factions one living
In tho Ghetto and the other near the
Chinese quarter in this city came to
an open battle tonight. Nearly 200
people weio engaged in a liot which be
came so fleico that the police reserves
weie called out. Clubs, levolvcrs,
knives, bricks and stones were used by
the ilotcrs and many of the fighters
Thliteen arrests were made. Dutlng
tho fighting the lesldents of many
blocks were In a state of terror and It
was three houts before quiet was ic
stoied. FIVE HUNDRED DROWNED.
Tidal Wave Sweeps the Odawaiji Dis
trict of Japan.
By Hxiliuhe Wire fiom The Auothtril I rek,
Yokohama, Japan, Sept. 29. During the
typhon today, a tidal wavo swept tho
Odawara district, near hero, and over
whelmed many bouses. Five hundred
persons ate repotted to have been
Tho Japanese battleship Shlklshtma Is
ushoro at Yokosului, fifteen miles from
Yokohamu. It Is expected that sho will
bo floated with slight dumugc.
By Kicluslvc Wlie from '1 lie Associated Press,
Now Yoik, Sept. 29. Anlvcd: La Ous
rogue, IInvio. Cleated: Kensington,
Autwcip via Southampton; Geoiglu, LI v.
ci pool; I'aliitla, Naples and Genoa. Gib
nillai Sailed: Trine, fiom Genoa and
Naples, New Yoik. Hi emeu Al lived;
Qiosser Kutfurst, New Yotk. Choibouig
Al lived: Kronpilnz Wilholm, Now
Yotk. Glasgow Aulvcd: Columbia, Now
Yoik, Dovct Passed: Kioonland, Now
Yoik for Autwcip. Llzaid Passed; Ilyn
dam, New Yoik for Hotterdum.
By Exclusive Ulro from i he Asoilated Press.
Now Oilcans, La., Sept. 29 All the elec
tric linemen in tho city vvcio called out
in u sympathetic striko this ufteinoon.
No telephone, tclegiaph, elcctilu light or
tiolloy wlics can bo mended now.
BRIDGE CARRIED AWAY.
Two Honesdale Men Have a Narrow
Escape from Drowning.
Spcclnt to tho Bcianton Tribune.
Honesdale, Sept. 29. The heavy rain
and rapid rise In tho Lncknwaxen liver
gave fear on Sunday ns to the safety
of tho Main street temporary wooden
bridge. During Sunday night a huge
quantity of driftwood lodged against
the bridge. At C 30 Monday, morning
the center of the bridge wns forced
down Btrenm several feet and remnlned
In this condition until 8 p. m when a
portion of the bridge was carried away.
Notwithstanding the dnngcrous condi
tion of the bridge, people continued to
pass over, and when It went down
William Dlsch and ISmll Cooper wont
down with It. They were ennied rap
Idly down the liver, but being expert
swimmers they both succeeded In leach
ing the shore before they reached the
A portion of the bridge still remains,
but the whole structure must be re
built. Communication now with wagons
Is had by way of the brewery bridge,
at foot of Parker street, and the down
The Great French Novelist,
the Victim of Asphyx
iation. By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Paris, Sept. 29. Emlle Zola, the
novelist, who gained additional prom
inence in iccent yeais because of his
defense of the Jews and of former Cap
tion resulting from the fumes from a
Purls house this morning. Asphyxia
tion resullng fiom the fumes from a
stove In his bedroom, Is given as the
cause of death.
M. 55ola and his wife retlted at 10
o'clock last night. Madame Zola was
seriously HI when the loom was broken
Into this morning. At about noon she
was lemoved to a private hospital,
where she lecoveted consciousness for
a short time and was able to biielly
explain to a magistrate what had hap
pened. M. and Mine. Zola returned to
Paris from their country house at
Medan yesterday. Owing to a sudden
spell of cold weather the heating stove
In their bedroom was ordered to be
lighted. The stove burned badly and
the pipes of the stove are said to have
been out of order.
To the magistrate Mine. Zola explained
that .she woke enrly this morning with
a splitting headache. She wakened her
husband and asked him to open a
window. She saw him ilso and attempt
to move tow aids a window but he
staggeied and fell to (he floor uncon
scious. Mme. Zola fainted at the same
moment und was therefore unable to
give the alarm.
Mme. Zola does not yet know of her
husband's death and it is feared that
she may suffer a relapse when In
formed of It. It is thought tonight,
however, that she will recover.
The death of M. Zola, which only
became generally known late this af
ternoon, has caused a gicat sensation
In Paris and this evening there was a
constant stream of callers at the Zola
residence. M. Zola's body lies upon a
divan In the center of the spacious
di awing room of his home under a
canopy of tate and ancient hangings.
Tho body is coveied with a sheet and
electric lamps throw their vivid light
upon the wax-like features of tho
The servants of the Zola household,
not hearing any movement In their
master's apartment this morning, enter
ed the bedioom at half past nine o'clock
and found M, Zola lying with his head
and shoulders on the floor and his
feet In bed.
Doctors were summoned, but they
failed to resuscitate him, Mme. Zola
was unconscious, but after prolonged
efforts on the part of the physicians
she showed signs of life, but It was
some time befoie sho became conscious.
A slight odor of carbonic gas was
noticed when the servants broke into
the bedroom. From tho position of M.
Zola's body It was evident that he tried
to ilse, but had been overcome by the
fumes from the defective stove. Tho
BTvants Immediately opened the bed
room windows and sent for physicians.
A commissary of police was also sum
moned. It was reported here during the day
that there weie evidences of suicide in
the death of M, Zola. Nothing has so
far developed to substantiate this, and
tho statement made by Mme, Zola to
the magistrate seems to dlspiove It.
Dr. Leyimand, who attended M. and
Mme. Zola, Is quoted as saying, In an
Intel view published this afternoon, thut
the heating stove was still warm when
he entered the room.
Tho prefect of "Paris has oideied the
city architect to examine tho bedroom
In which M, Zola died mid Issued In
st tuct Ions that an analysis be made of
his blood and of the atmosphere In his
M, Zola bad been resting from liter
ary woik since he finished his book
called "The Truth," which Is being pub
llsbed In serial form In the Amore.
The obituary notices pay tribute to
M. Zola's high llteinry talent, The
Temps says French letttus have suf
feied a loss which will be keenly felt.
The newspapers judge M, Zola's ioIp
In the Dreyfus affair according to
M. Zola wus boin In Purls, Apill 2,
Killed by His Son.
Bjr Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prrss.
Peshtlgo, Wis , Sept, 29. atiht Selfold, a
fuimer living near heie, was shot and
instantly killed today by his son, who
used a shot gun loaded with buck shot,
Seifeld, It Is said, wus boating bis wife
und tho boy shot his father to suvo hoi,
Tho boy gave hlm&cf up.
O'Brien Wins on Points.
By Exclusive Wire from The AssoiUtvd Press.
Chicago, Sept. 29 "Juck" O'llrlon, of
Philadelphia, won on points fiom Joo
Choyiibkl, In u six-iouud contest heie, to
night. Oililoit 'thiougbout tho tight was
too fust for the Chicago man-
MINISTERS PASS RESOLUTIONS.
President Roosevelt Called Upon to
Settle the Coal Strike.
Dy Exclusive w Ire from The Associated Press.
New York, Sept. 29. After a stormy
discussion, resolutions calling upon
President Roosevelt to appoint a com
mission of mediation to settle the an
thracite coal strike were ndopted today
at tho Methodist preachers' weekly
meeting. The resolutions ure us fol
lows: Believing that the strike now pending
In the coat regions hns tenched a stage
which culls for tho most serious attention
of nil Christian men;
Bollevelng, also, that flic Interests of
many of our people tiro specially Involved,
ns well ns those of the churches now un
der our cure;
Believing, also, that this strike, if con
tinued much longer, will result In un
paralleled suffering among tho poor of
our great cities; and
Believing, ns well that tho time hns
now come for honest, earnest efforts to
bring about such a settlement as will be
occeptable to all parties;
We, therefore, respectfully request bis
excellency. Theodore Roosevelt, president
of the United States, to nppoint a com
mission of mediation, who will carefully
ronsldcr the various questions now under
dispute nnd see if anything can be done
to end this unhappy strike.
The Presbyterian Ministers' associa
tion of New York city, at their meet
ing today, adopted the following reso
lution on the coal strike:
Resolved, That tho ministers Of the as
sociation be tcquested to offer special
praytr for divine guidunco and the right
solution of this critical and Important
GATHER AT SARATOGA
Five Big Train Loads of Democrats
Principally from New York Will '
Swell the Convention Hall.
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Saratoga, N. Y Sept. 29. Three im
portant facts weie developed with re
gal d to the Democratic state conven
tion late tonight. First, one of Judge
Parker's particular friends, a neTgbbor
nnd a foimcr state committeeman from
his distilct, bi ought Judge Parker's
absolute refusal even to accept a nomi
nation for the governorship by accla
mation; second, Hugh McLaughlin, of
Brooklyn, ai rived and took charge of
the Kings county delegutes In favor of
Blid S. Coler, and third, a strong senti
ment developed towards making Sen
ator Hill the candidate.
At midnight it looked as If Senator
Hill, conti oiling the convention, would
have to nominate a candidate, who, like
Mr. Coler, Is sttong with the up-state
and Kings county delegates, or else tho
convention, taking matteis Into Its own
hands, will nominate Senator Hill.
Senator Hill does not want the nomi
nation, but, suy his fi lends. If tho con
vention wete to be stampeded and
nominate him, it is difficult to see how
he could possibly refuse. Senator Hill
and McLaughlin were In conference to
night. After their meeting Mr. Mc
Laughlin refused to answer any ques
tions legardiug the matter, and Mr.
Hill, when approached on the subject,
said he could not say anything about it.
Mr. Roosevelt Passes nn Uneventful
Day in His Wheel Chair Pro
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Sept. 29. The picsidcnt
passed an uneventful day, spending tho
time In his wheel chair, by which means
be Wiis able to bo moved to vailous
parts of the loom. Tonight he Is re
potted to be piogresslng satisfactory.
There were no visitors during the af
ternoon or evening, except Dr. Lung,
the regular white house physician, who
made his usual evening call. Dr. New
ton M. Shaffer, the New Yoik bone spe
cialist, who citine down jesterdny at
the ptesldrnt's lequest and Joined tho
other physicians in their consultation
prior to the operation, letttrned to Now
Yoik this afternoon, No airangeinents
weie made for another visit fiom the
.Misses Alice and Ethel Roosevelt
Joined tho piesldent nnd his wife at
the white bouse today, thn foimer
coming from Tuxedo Paik ami the lat
ter from Oyster Hay. Miss Ethel Is to
attend school heie.
Secretary Root to Retire?
By Exclusive Wlie from Tho A'.'oilated Press.
Washington, Sept. 29. Tho Post will say
tomoiiow: Accotdltig to a tumor which
wus current tstetday, Secretary Root
propuMs to retlro fiom the cabinet unmo
tlmu next Mining or summer. Thu story
gained pnlillilty after .Mr, Hoot had gone
to Nevv Yotk at 4 o'clock islet day af
ternoon, so that no statement concerning
the matter could bu obtained from hhu.
Some of his colleagues In tho cabinet,
who were setn last night, said that they
hud hud no iiitlinaituli of Ml, Root's ie
Manoeuvres at Fort Riley,
By Exclusive Wire from The Auoiiattd Piess.
Fort Riley, Kan, Sept. 29. Mulching
over a soggy field, swept nt ticqtii-nt In
tel vals by blinding tain dilvcii by a
W-nillo gule, the men of tho mauoeiivie
division can led out their day's pio
grammo In splendid style. Tho work wus
without u fluvy, and at tho conclusion of
tho day's wotk tho umpires pronounced
It tho most satisfactory undei taking thut
litis so fur been curried out In the ma
noeuvres. False Matrimonial Rumor.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Madrid, Sept. 29. Tho story of the mar
rlugo of Queen Murla Christina to Count
Dc La Escosura U dcclurcd hero to be
Secretary Shaw Sails It Will Co
operate with Financial Institu
tions East and West.
WITH THE SECRETARY
Effort Will Be Made to Supply the
Necessary Credit to Do the Unpre
cedented Amount of Business That
Is Taxing the Railroad and Steam
ship Lines as Well as the Banks.
Banks Will Not Hereafter Be Re
quired to Carry a Reserve Against
Government Deposits Secured by
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
New York, Sept. 29. Secretary Shaw
declined to discuss the financial situ
ation, further than to say that tho
treasury would co-operate with tho
banks, both cast and west, as far as
possible, In their effort to supply tho
necessary credit to do the unprecedent
ed amount of business that Is taxing
lalboads and steamship lines, as well
as banks, to the utmost.
Mr. Shaw said he had never seen any
good reason why banks holding a gov
ernment deposit secuied by government
bonds should bo requlicd to carry a re
serve against It. First, It Is a deporlt
not likely to be called in a time of
stringency, and, second, If called the
collatcial will always sell for cash (n
excess of the deposit. He has, since he
took contiol of the treasury, .contem
plated relieving the banks of this bur
don. The comptroller of the currency
agrees 'with the secietary, and there
foie it is announced that hereafter
bn-jks will not be tequired to tarry a
tesetve against government llepbsTTs"
secured by government bonds.
The treasury has on deposit with
vailous banks scattered throughout tho
country, from Maine to California and
from Minnesota to Nevv Orleans, In
tound nunibeis one hundred and thirty
millions, against which they have here
tofore been compelled to hold moio
than thirty millions of gold or Its
equivalent. This decision will rcleaso
that much lescivo and $30,000,000 addi
The secretary said he would continue
to make deposits of internal revenue
and miscellaneous receipts (all avail
able for that put pose), ptactically a
hulf million per day, as long ns the
situation lequlicd, and if banks wero
unable to obtain government bonds to
secute the same, he would uccept the
same general class of securities, munic
ipal bonds, etc., us ate made available
by tho laws of the several states for
savings banks. By this it is not in
tended to loan In excess of sixty-five
per cent, of the pur value, and nothing
will be accepted that hits not been
panic tried and pi oven salable for cash.
He said ho should, of couisc, determine
each case by itself.
Stock Market Receives a Shakeup.
New York, Sept. 29, With call money
up to 35 per cent, and a number of
other adveise circumstances, todny's
stock maiket received a very severe
shake-up, net losses In many active is
sues ranging from 2 to 10 per cent. The
greatest loss was sustained by Louis
ville and Nashville. Disappointment ic
gardlng the piobable disposition of the
load, as much us anything else, Is sup
posed to havo caused the bteak.
Other featuies that combined to un
settle the maiket were disquieting re
pot ts concerning the piesldent's condi
tion, the piolongation of the coal striko
and the Indubitable fact that London
and the continent are unloading "Amer
icans" lu large blocks.
Piactlcally till the money loaned on
call today came from trust totnpanlea
and out-of-town corporations and pri
vate individuals. Tho banks of tho
floating house association stood aloof
and made virtually no loans for specu
lative put poses. Moreover, tho so-culled
substantial interests offered no support
to tho market, which, with few excep
tions, Including Atchison and St, Paul,
closed tit tho lowest level,
The otllces of J, P. Morgan & Co.,
and other leading banking houses were
active durljig the day, Mr. Morgan and
his associates conferred with some of
tho more prominent financiers, Includ
ing President Stlllman, of the National
City bunk, President Uaker, of tho
Fltst National bank, und President
Hendricks, of the National bank, dr
Commerce. None of these gentlemen
would discuss the situation except to
say that fut titer liquidation of stocks
would clarify the financial atmosphere.
The murket opened weak and lower
all around, London's attitude having
u marked effect In that direction. Call
money opened at 15 per cent., went oft
a point or two, but soon rose to 20,
In the second hour of the afternoon
session 25 per cent, was the quoted
price and the top figure of the year 35
per cent. was reached In the last half
It was In tho lato trading that prices
melted most, and the decline was xn
checked at the close. x
-f - YM
Washington, Sept. 23 Forecast
for Tuesday nnd Wednesdays
Kastorn Pcunsjlv aula Increasing
cloudiness Tuesday. Wednesday,
snowers una tooiei; ngui vuuauie.
winds becoming liesli southeast.