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SCUANTOX, PA., MONDAY MOKN.INU, OCTOBER 0, 1902.
THE PRESIDENT CALLS
A New Scheme to Settle the An
thracite Coal Strike Is
Now on Foot.
AN APPEAL MAY BE
MADE TO THE MINERS
In nn Earnest Effort to Expedite the
Adjustment of the Difficulty Be
tween Mine Workers and Coal Op
erators, President Roosevelt Calls
Another Meeting1 nt the White
House The Secretary of War, Sec
retary of the Navy, Attorney Gen
eral, Postmaster General nnd
United States Commissioner of
Labor Attend the Conference The
Proceedings Secret, but It Is Be
lieved That the Mine Workers Will
Be Appealed to.
Ry EuhMie Wire from Hit- Associated Press.
Washington, Oct. 5. In an earnest
effort to expedite! the adjustment of the
coal strike problem, another conference
over the situation was hold at the wliito
house today and adjourned after three
hours of deliberation. No statement
was given out as to the conclusions
reached and every participant positive
ly refused to discuss what had taken
place during the meeting. The confer
ence was called for today, although it
was Sunday, In view of the extraordi
nary Importance to the American peo
ple of u speedy solution of the question.
Hesldes the president, there were pres
ent at the conference Secretary of War
Root, Secretary of the Navy Moody,
Attorney General Knox, Postmaster
General Payne and Carroll D. Wright,
Vnlted States commissioner of labor.
The last named was summoned to at
tend the conference on account of his
expert knowledge of the situation in
the nnthrucltc coal Holds and -because
of his personal Investigation of the con
ditions there which ho made some
months ago at the instance of the presi
dent. Jt was notable that only four of
the members of the cabinet were pres
ent. This, however, was signillcant only
of the fact that three of those four were
lawyers and that the issue involved
wis one which called for the deliber
ation of trained legal minds. The fourth
cabinet ofliccr. Postmaster General
Payne, lias taken prominent part hi the
preliminary conferences over the coal
situation which led up to the confer
ence with the coal olliclals and the
miners' representatives Friday and, be
sides, he has a life-long identification
with corporate interests which are in
volved in the present question. The
fact that Mr. Payne has been one of
the closest advisers in the national
counsels of his party gives him a posi
tion of prominence.
The Participants Arrive.
When those who were to participate
arrived at the white house iira d Ha
ssling rain they found Surgeon-General
Rlxey. of the navy, ami r. Lung, the
president's physician, already there,
malting the morning call on the distin
guished patient. This caused a delay
or a few minutes. When the two phys
icians left. It was repented that the
president's condition was progressing
The president In expressing his views
at the outset of the conference, talked
earnestly and showed a deep feeling.
Ills voice at I hues could be heard
iown stairs. Several times during the
onierence, Secretary Corlelyou was
fummoned into the room and directed
to prepare certain matters for the cim-fldPi-atlon
of the president and his ad
visers. This was taken to Indicate
that some action of one nature or an
other wan about to-be consummated.
When the conference adjourned a
few minutes before 1 o'clock, those who
had joined In it refused to talk. Kvery
member of the cabinet and Carroll n.
Wright, the only outsider who wan
present, was pledged to absolute secre
cy as to what had occurred within the
conference room. The utmost efforts
were nuido to guaranteo against pub
licity, Just as the presidential sum
mons which called the conference hud
been made In a very quiet and careful
ly guarded way. Not since the Spanish
war has there been siici, reticence
shown at a conference nf such a char
acter as, was observed today.
Nature of Proceedings,
In this state of absolute reticence of
every one of tho parties to the confer
ence, It Is almost Impossible to do
inoro than draw the most general of
conclusions ur to the naturo of tho pro
ceedings, based upon what preceded
tho meeting, The known facts ure that
the president has reaehed tho conclu
sion that ho has nothing to expect suvo
refusal from a further appeal to tho
coal operators, nnd, therefore, has do.
elded to look for relief from u situa
tion which la his view Is fast growing
intolerable to the miners' side. He
feels that he hardly can expect them
to make tho Buerlllco of nil of their
contentions without holding out at
least a promlso of soiue return, and tho
question before him is ns to his ubllity
to do this. He can pledge himself to
appeal to congress to examine Into the
justice of the miners' complaints and
remedy them so fur us lies In the pow
er of the legislative brunch, backed by
the earnest good will of the executive.
Also ho cun suggest to Governor Stone,
of Pennsylvania, that ho causes the
Pennsylvunlu legislature likewise to
make nn Inquiry, perhaps hastening
the usual methods by calling an extra
session. But these pledges would be
given only on condition that tho men
go at once Into the mines nnd get out
with all speed the coal for which the
people nre suffering.
To adopt this course means the con
tinuance of the policy of exerting moral
suasion to end tho strike, It Is certam
that thus far tho president has not
found a single one of bit constitutional
advisers who could suggest any de
parture from this policy: no one could
llnd a method sanctioned by law or con
stitution which promised relief nnd In
volved the use of duress against either
tile operators or the miners.
Purpose of the Conference.
So, It Is believed that today's con
ference was called by the president with
thopurpose of putting in exact shape
the details of a plan conceived in Its
rough outlines even before the depar
ture of President Mitchell last Friday
afternoon from the mixed conference.
The three hours spent in consultation
today were none too long to put Into
form the twin propositions: one to tho
miners' organization and the other to
Governor Stone, and the fact that Sec
retary Corlelyou was called on to pre
pare one or more staeinents at tho dl
tectlon of the president, is taken as
an indication that messages were sent
out at the end of the session today,
and that tho reticence of all of the
parties is explannble perhaps by their
desire to avoid the discourtesy of pub
lishing tho nature of these before they
arc received by tho persons to whom
they are addressed, as well as by a wish
to escape the complication of the nego
tiations by heated public discussion at
this stage. That tho parties to tho
conference feel that they have accom
plish somohlng Is borne out by the
expression of tho belief that the miners
will soon be again at work.
One object of the conference was to
consider some of the propositions that
have been sent to the president for set
tling the strike. These came from
every section of the country, and u
large proportion from men of standing
and reputation. At the same time, it is
said that the suggestions ofter are ab-,
surd and impracticable. Others, offer
ing a possible solution, already have re
Two constantly recurring proposi
tions for federal interference, one that
I'niled States troops be sent Into Penn
sylvania for the protection of the men
the operators employ, and the other,
that the mines lie seized by the general
government, are rejected, no matter by
whom uregd. The (Irst conference de
veloped tho fact that no federal Inter
ference by force was possible, and to
that conclusion the president has llrm
ly held. Some of the impracticable
propositions made arc offers to lease
coal mines In other sections of the
country to the government, so that It
may furnish coal to the people.
SOFT COAL OPERATORS
President Russell Intimates Their
Sympathy Has Been Demonstrat
ed in n Substantial Way.
fly l!cluic Wire from The Associated Press.
Wllkos-Harre, Pa Oct, f.. The
Washington conference between Presi
dent Roosevelt, the' coal operators and
the representatives of the anthracite)
coal mine workers having been without
result, the strike leaders aro now en
gaged In tightening up their lines and
preparing themselves to combat any
move made by the operators to break
the ranks of the strikers. Tho tlrst
stop In this direction was taken lodny
when W, It. Ilussell, president of Dis
trict No. 12, of the Miners union, which
comprises the entire state of Illinois,
came hero today by direction of Presi
dent Mitchell for tho purpose of dis
cussing relief measures, Mr, Russell
had a conference lasting. several hours
with his chief, and at Its conclusion it
was announced that steps would Imme
diately bo taken to carry out a plan
by which the relief fund from Illinois,
at least, will bo Increased. What tho
plan Is both Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Rus
sell decline to say.
Mr. Russell said that If It were nec
essary lo do so tho Illinois miners stand
ready to Increaso the assessment. Ho
said they aro taking a great Interest
In tho struggle and will go deep Into
their own pockets to help tho Penn
sylvania workers, President Russell
ulso said tho soft coal operators are
also In sympathy with the strikers In
this state, Ho fluid these operators be
lieved the union was a good thing for
both tho men untl tho employers, be
cause since tho organization was rec
ognized in the western country condi
tions have considerably Improved,
While tho Illinois district president did
not say so, he Intimated In his con
versation thai some of the soft coal
operators In the west have, shown their
sympathy of the hard coal miners In u
substantial way, When he was asked
the direct question he declined to say
anything ubout It. The 30,000 mine
workers In Illinois are now contribut
ing to (he Pennsylvania strikers, ten
cents on every ton of coal mined by
them. The boys employed In that state,
too, aro giving up ten cents a day, In
addition to this tax tho Illinois miners
n ro paying one cent per ton Into their
own general defunse fund.
Walter K. Woyl, who has done con
siderable work for Pnlted StutcAi Labor
Commissioner Carrol D. Wright, In tho
anthracite Held, spent about three
hours with President Mitchell this af
ternoon, Mr, Wcyl, being closely Identified
with Mr. Wright, It was surmised by
the corps of newspaper correspondents
bore that ho may have carried some
messages to Mr. Mitchell from Wash
ington, but both gentlemen denied that
the visit had any significance. Mr.
Mitchell said his call was purely a so
cial one. During the afternoon, Mr.
Mitchell received about a half-dozen
A correspondent of the Associated
Press tonight asked President Mitchell,
In the presence of Mr. Weyl, whether
he had heard from President Roosevelt,
and his reply was:
"Why do you ask; what have you
He was Informed that the president
and his cabinet had held a long con
ference today on the coal strike, and
he was asked If lie had heard from
tho presidents' cabinet. His answer
tills time was:
"1 have not heard from tho cabinet."
"Have you heard directly or Indrect
ly from Commissioner Wright'.'"
"I don't enro to say anything."
Mr. .Mitchell was much interested in
what took place at Washington, but
had nothing to say regarding the pro
posed plans that have been published
for ending the strike.
TRACKS BLOWN UP
A Section of the Philadelphia and
Beading Railroad at Silver Creek
By Exclushe Wire from 'flic Associated Picss.
Tamnqua, Pn Oct. 5. At an early
hour this morning a section of track
on tho Silver Crook branch of the Phila
delphia and Reading railroad was
blown up with dynamite. The explos
ion shook the houses In Now Philadel
phia and Silver Creek. When the work
men's' train reached the scene of tho
explosion this morning, a force of fifty
deputies was on hand to escort them to
Last night the olliclals of the Lehigh
Coal and Navigation company learned
that a plot was on foot to tear up the
Now Jersey Central railroad at a point
between the No. I and the Xo. 11! col
lieries. Two companies of tho Twelfth
regiment were called out. They guarded
the tracks all night.
RALLY AT PITTSBURG.
Secretary Wilson Addresses a Largo
Audience at Pittsburg.
By Exclusive Wire tiom The Associated Press.
Pittsburg, Oct. R. The Avenue the
ater was crowded this afternoon with
an audience composed mostly of or
ganized workmen who had assembled
to listen to President John Mitchell
and Secretary W. II. Wilson, of the
miners' union, present tho anthracite
strikers' cause. Mr. Mitchell was un
able In lie present owing to matters
of importance engaging his attention
In the strike region. Secretary Wilson,
however, was present and made a
rousing address. Several other speeches
were made by local people, and the
sentiment that predominated all of the
talks was "arbitration."
Strong resolutions were adopted con
demning the stubborn stand taken by
the operators and their treatment of
President Roosevelt's voluntary effort
lo bring the strike to a peaceful con
clusion, extending moral and llnanclal
support to tho strikers, and authoriz
ing tho appointment of n committee to
raise contributions for tho aid of tho
strikers and their families. A collec
tion was taken up In tho audience and
635.43 was collected.
STILL ANOTHER PLAN.
Philadelphia Labor Union Desires
Stato to Control Coal. Mines.
By Exclusive Wire Irom The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Oct. C In order to
bring tho attitude of organized labor in
this city toward tho hard coal oper
ators to tho direct uotleo of Governor
Stone, the Central Labor union, at a
meeting today, adopted resolutions rec
ommending that tho control of tho
mines bu placed In tho hands of tho
stute, A committee of live was ap
pointed to present tho resolutions to tho
Tho strike situation was thoroughly
discussed, reference being made to
President Roosevelt's probublo plan
looking to a settlement, and the senti
ments of political candidates concern
ing union labor were considered.
SHARED REFUGE WITH BEASTS.
Forest Fires Drove People, Bears and
Wildcats Into Grotto,
By Exclusive Wire from Tlio Associated Press,
Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 0. From scant
reports of tho forest (Ires In tho north
western part of tho stute It Is believed
that not less than one hundred persons
The thrilling night of a party of refu
gees from AVhlte'a Mill, near Centrallu,
who were compelled to seek safety In a
creek, remaining Immersed inoro than
un hour, unci later rushing to a grotto,
where a. number of bears, deer and
wildcats sought refuge in their terror,
Is only equaled by tho harrowing ex
perience of tho people residing between
Ariel and Mount Helena. They fled In
their night garments, so rapidly did tho
flames approach, and tho race was kept
up for hours. Eleven of tho party per
ished. It is feared that a party of sixty
campers at the foot of Mount Helena
tire umong the dead.
Street Gar Strikers and Sumoa-
thlzers Hold Possession ot the
Gltu for Four Hours.
THE NATIONAL GUARD
AGAIN CALLED OUT
A Mass Meeting Called by Strike
Sympathizers to Express Sym
pathy for the Strikers Is the
Cause of the Trouble Conductor
Currier, of Brooklyn, So Badly In
jured That He Is Sent to a Hos
pital Soldiers Guard the Cars.
D.r Exclusive Wire from The Associated Presi.
Glens Falls, N. Y Oct. C As a result
of renewed activity by tho striking
motormen of the Hudson Valley Elec
tric Railway company, soldiers of the
National Guard are again guarding the
peace of this town and though today
has seen no rioting, un uneasy feeling
prevails. Tho militia company of this
place, which had been dismissed to Its
armory Thursday last, was called out
again last night and Is now protecting
the power house and oilier property of
tho railway company In Glens Falls. A
sriund is also guarding n bridge at
Sandy Hill, having been sent there fol
lowing a report that one of tho canal
bridges was to bo blown up.
The riotous mob that held possession
of Glens Falls for four hours last night
was composed of sympathizers with the
strikers and tho police force was power
less against it. A mass meeting, called
by the labor organizations to express
sympathy for the strikers, was the
origin of the disturbance. It was
planned to have tho muss meeting in
Jtank square, and when permission was
refused ill feeling resulted. Headed by
a band, the strikers and labor leaders
formed In a parade through the princi
pal streets, the ranks of the paraders
being augmented by sympathizers and
boys, who at the lirst opportunity cre
The riot was precipitated by the ar
rest of a man who made Insulting re
marks to one of the non-union em
ployes, and each car passing through
was the object of demonstration.
At Cool's switch four cars were
stalled at one time. They were soon
abandoned, the non-union motormen
nnd conductors placing themselves In
the hands of the police for protection,
or deserting to tho strikers. Tho car
windows were smashed and a fusiladc
of bricks and stones hurled at the cars.
Conductor in Hospital.
Conductor Currier, of Brooklyn, was
so badly Injured by rough handling and
by being hit in the head with missiles
that lie is In the hospital hi a serious
Tho last car from tho north, which
camo Into town about 11 o'clock, carried
mall sacks, which were removed to the
railway ofllce. About this time Com
pany K, National Guard, under Cap
tain Molt, made its appearance, and
marching to the jail took tho motor
men and conductors under protection.
J n marching to tho cars demonstra
tions were made, and tho militia used
tho butts of their guns and threatened
to shoot several times.
Under a heavy guard of soldiers tho
seven stalled cars were run down to
ward tho power house, followed by a
mob. In the outskirts of the city riot
ous demonstrations wore made and
stone-throwing indulged in, to which
tho soldiers responded by volleys of bul
lets, shooting In tho air, however.
Further on, a polo had been sawedrin
two, nnd, falling on a car, delayed
further progress. Chief of Police Pat
terson flr'ed twlco at persons who at
tempted to prevent him closing a win
dow In tho Jail and who threatened him
with revolvers. He thinks ho hit one
man. Mud was tlrrowu at cars and
passengers In Fort Kdward today.
There has been no rioting this even
ing, us tho company did not attempt to
move any cars. Captain Molt being un
able to furnish enough men to guard
them and tho property of the railway.
The militia, and police compelled every
oiio to move along. Several unruly per
sons refiisiid to move, Insulted the
militiamen, and were promptly knocked
down by the soldiers. Tho police then
made several arrests,
COLONEL THURSTON QUITS.
Someone Wns Telling Stories About
Him to Mayor Low,
By Exclusive Wirt- from The Associated Press.
Now York, Oct, C Colonel Nathaniel
It. Thurston, the (list deputy police
commissioner, handed his resignation
to Commissioner Partridge this after
noon. When asked why ho had resigned,
Colonel Thurston replied: "Peoplo huvo
been going to tho mayor with stories
about me, and I don't euro to hold a
position under such conditions,"
Colonel Partridge, when seen about
tho resignation, said: "I have not yet
appointed Colonel Thurston's successor.
I shall probably promote Mujor Kb
stein, tho present second deputy, to be
llrst deputy, but I will not take him
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Now York, Oct. S. Arrived; La Cham
pagne, Havre, Lizard Passed: Zeclund,
Now York for Antwerp. Qiicciistowu
Sailed; Pinluiu (from Liverpool), Now
York. Southampton Sailed: Giosscr
Kurfurst (from Bremen), Now York.
Riots at Genoa.
By Excluslte Wire from The Associated Press.
Genoa, Oct, 5. A moating today of tho
striking employes of tho street cur lines
led to serious rioting. Twenty-clght cars
were wrecked and tho police had dlfll
culty In restoring order. Many arrests
wcro made. Tho present strike started
Now York Academy of Music Pilled
with Threo Large Audiences.
By Exclusive Wire (rum The Associated I'tnt.
Now York, Oct. G. Tho Academy of
Music was completely fitted with three
audiences today, gathered to listen ttj
the preaching of General Booth, of tho
Salvation Army, who Is in this coun
try on an evangelical campaign. Meet
ings were held nt 11 o'clock, S o'clock
and 8 o'clock. The estimates of those
officers of the local staff who huvo
'charge of the meetings In this city
were that six thousand persons heard
General llooth. A continuous nnd
heavy rain had no effect In keeping
either Salvation Army people or the
general public from tho meetings.
About one-third of those present wore
Salvation Army regalia.
Tho meetings were of the same char
acter, being opened with prayer and
hymns, with General Booth's address
following. He spoke over nn hour nt
each meeting. Colonel John Lawley,
his chief of staff, assisted him and led
the evangelical service, which followed
the sermon, A brass band furnished
A monster meeting will be held to
morrow night In Carnegie hall,' Mayor
Preparations Complete for the
Thirty-sixth Annual En-
ment of the G. A. R.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Oct. 5. The thirty-sixth
annual encampment of the Grand Army
or the Republic will begin hero tomor
row and, with the mooting of tho vari
ous auxiliary organizations affiliated
with the main body, will continue until
next Saturday. Preparations for the
gathering are complete, and Washing
ton is ready to entertain the almost
countless throng which will make the
city their headquarters' during tho
week, The local committees have taken
every precaution for tho protection of
life and limb, and the housing of those
who will be unable to find hotel accom
modations. For Indigent veterans largo
touts have been erected on tho White
lot and several floors of the govern
ment printing office have been utilized.
Great crowds of visitors have been
pouring into the' city throughout tho
day, and at the railway stations it Is
said that the number of persons coming
to the encampment Is perhaps greater
than over before brought to the city on
any occasion. Early lust night It be
gan to rain and this forenoon it poured
In torrents, later giving way to a slow
drizzle. Probable fair weather Is pre
dicted by the weather bureau for to
morrow. Tho business bouses and private resi
dences along Pennsylvania avenue and
tho other main thoroughfares of the
city have been appropriately decorated
for tho encampment season. The dis
play of Hugs and bunting Is very gen
erous. Tomorrow there will bo an automo
bile parade, a regatta on the Potomac
river, the dedication of Camp Roosc?
volt on the White lot, at which Secre
tary of State John Hay will make tho
chief address, and a grand campllre at
Tuesday, tho naval parade wilt take
up the morning, while tho afternoon
and evening In to be devoted to recep
tions and reunions.
Wednesday will occur tho big parade
of tho Grand Army of the Republic,
while In tho evening a, number of re
ceptions will ho held.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday will
occur the meetings of the national en
campment and ,tlio various auxiliary
bodies, and also reunions und recep
tions, A fitting preliminary to tho gather
ings of the veterans tit Camp Roose
velt during encampment week was tho
holding of religious services there this
afternoon and this evening in Grant
tout. The rain Interfered with tho at
tendance, still there were many veter
ans present. At tho afternoon service,
tho Rev, Mr, Alexander presided and
addresses were made by the Rev, D. H.
Shuey, of Emporia, Kan., and J. G.
Hutler and J. M. Shlck, of tjils city.
Tonight, tho exercises wore under tho
direction of the Young Men's Christian
association. Dr. W. W. White, of New
York, nddresslng the veterans.
This morning, General Torrenco and
members of his staff attended religious
services at the Now York Avenue Pres
byterian church. They occupied tho
president Lincoln pew. This afternoon
they were tho guests of Mrs. John A.
Logan nt dinner.
STREET REFUSE FOR FUEL.
New York Cleaning Department
Makes an Offer.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Now York, Oct. G. Kdwurrt T. De
vlue, secretary of the Charity Organi
zation society, announced today that
urrangeinents had been completed ' be
tween tho street cleaning department
and the Charity Organization society,
by which, beginning next Monday,
clean boxes, broken barrels and other
material of wood which Is brought to
the thirteen dumps of tho street clean
ing department will be separated from
other refuse and distributed, for use as
fuel, to any, who may 901110 to tho
dumps in person for It,
Heretofore this wood has boon
burned or sent out to sea.
Benefit for the Miners.
By Exclusive Wire Irom The Associated Press.
Cleveland, 0 Oct. 0. Threo thousand
peoplo crowded Into a local theater to
night to attend a vaudcvlllo performance
for tho ueuellt of tho striking miners.
Probably K'.COO will bo thu net result when
tho receipts aro counted. President Sol
Sonthelnier, of the United Trades and
Labor council, made u brief address. In
which ho said that tho laboring men of
Cleveland differed Irom tho btutement of
tho mine opcro,tors that there wus noth
ing to arbitrate
JAPAN VISITED BY
A HEAVY TYPHOON
BISHOP PARLEY ELEVATED.
Documents of Offlcial Notification
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, Oct. r. Tho golden jubilee
of the Holy Cross church was cele
brated today, the service bohig cele
brated by the Most Rev. John Farley,
D. D,, and the Right Rev. Monslgnor
Joseph If. Mooney, vlcar-gonerul. Over
ono hundred priests from this diocese
nnd from all sections of the country
were In attendance. After the ceremony
Father P. J. Hayes handed a sealed
packet, which hud been sent through
tho mall by special delivery, to Bishop
Farley. It contained the bulls which
were received yesterday from tho pope
by the apostolic delegation In Wash
ington. The documents officially noti
fied Bishop Farley of his selection as
archbishop. Tho sight of the papers
deeply affected him and he at once re
tired to the vestry, whore gathered
priests and choir boys, nnd knelt down
before a small altar and prayed for
nearly twenty minutes. He afterwards
made the announcement of his official
notification to the guests of the church,
who were partaking ot dinner In the
Holy Cross school hall.
Bishop Farley will receive the pallium
within the next three weeks. The day
after It Is received the ceremony which
will proclaim him archbishop will bo
WILL NOT REVIEW THE
GRAND ARMY PARADE
President Roosevelt Will Be Unable
to Witness the Interesting Exer
cises at Washington.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Oct. 5. President Roose
velt will not review the parade of the
Grand Army of tho Republic, at which
it was expected he would occupy tho
reviewing stand in front of tho white
house. The official statement issued last
night that ho would have to exercise
care indicated that it would be impos
sible for him to review the veterans,
and the direct statement that he will
not do so was made on" un official au
The president has not yet been nblo
to rest his foot on tho floor, and his
physicians have forbidden him again
to overtax his strength as ho did dur
ing the past week.
ANOTHER OFFER OF
Mrs. Johanna Samuels Offers Use of
Coal Lands in Kentucky to
Relievo Fuel Famine.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Now York, Oct. 5. Another offer of
coal lands has been made to President
Roosevelt to relievo a possible coal
famine. Mrs. Johanna C, Samuels, for
merly of Nashville, Tcnn., and Wash
ington, D. C but who has been in
New York for several months organiz
ing a railroad and other projects, has
written to President Roosevelt offering
him a tract of mining land In Ken
tucky to bo mined by tho government
without compensation to tho donor,
during the continuance of tho strike.
Mrs. Samuels said to a reporter today:
"I am making the offer simply be
cause the property Is idle. It is ho
expense to mo at the present time, and
I would bo at no loss If u quantity of
tho coal is milled, f do not ask ono
cent from the government or any fav
ors. I will leave tho arrangements of
all details entirely to the president and
let him do as he sees lit."
WILL NOT BE MOVED.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Shenandoah, i'.i., Oct, 5.-General Go
blu, In command of tho statu troops in
tho stiiko region, said today that ho
would not transfer brigade headquarters
at Wilkea-ll.irro unless tlin situation
should warrant such a change, which Is
not tho caso at present, Questioned con
cerning the report that additional sol
dlers were to bo sent to Lackawanna
county General Gobiu said that If lliero
should lie 11 repetition of tho recent riot
ous demonstrations inoro troops would bo
cent to tho region lo preserve order,
Peter Maeofsky, a non-union workman,
was severely beaten today by a mob on
West Center street. Ho escaped and
sought refuge In tho House of a friend.
Tho crowd surrounded tho house, but
wero dispersed by a squad of soldiciu,
who escorted Maeofsky to Ills homo,
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press,
Washington, Oct. .".According to tho
annual report of tho paymaster general,
army expenditures decreased during tho
past ilscal year $9is,l&0, as compared with
tho preceding year, partly owing to do
creaso In tho pay of tho army and In part
owing to a reduction of claims for extra
pay to volunteers. The total expenditures
made by Paymaster General Rates wero
Walking Match in Philadelphia.
By Exclushe Wire (rum The Associated I rc,
Philadelphia, Oct. C There will bo a
six-day walking match from November 3
to S for. a diamond bolt and CO per cent,
of thu receipts. An extra prizo of $1,000
will bo given to tho walker who may
break thu H2 hour record. Tho track Is
ten laps to thu mile. Nearly all tho well
known six-day pedestrians will compote.
Brigands Capture 0 Turk,
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Salonlca, Oct. C Brigands huvo cap
tured a Turkish niluo owner named SI10
Ilk Hoy at Orlsur near Vodenu, forty
miles from Monastlr. Ho Is being held
for a ransom ot $15,009-
An flDoalllno Loss of Life and Prop-
ertu Along the Coast Durlno
Month of September.
SIX HUNDRED FISHING
SNACKS ARE LOST
Fifteen Hundred Men Perish at Ka
goshima Great Loss of Life Else
whereThe Steamer Kairu Manx
Wrecked on Ushlfuki News from
Pekin to the Effect That Prince
Tuan Is Suspected of Fomenting
n Rebellion in the Flowery King
dom. By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Pttu,
Victoria, B. C, Oct. 5. Japan was
visited by a heavy typhoon early in
September, and. the steamer Tartar
brings advices of disasters. From Ka
goshima conies news of the loss of 'six
hundred llshln'g smacks and fifteen
hundred men. Tho steamer Karazawa
Maru, which w;as despatched to search
for survivors, brought In about sixteen
The governor of Yamaguchlkon re
ports that thirty-eight persons were
drowned and nine others were killed
by collapses during the storm at Iawa
kaml, Yokohama, FuJIklva, Atgo, Shimo
nnd Kawashlta. The governor ofHIro
shlma Ken reports that inquiries as to
the damage done by tho storm up to
September 12, show that sixty-five lives
were lost. Twenty-five casualties have
been reported from Aklgor alone. Ac
counts of further damage and casual
ties aro expected. The steamer Kairu
Maru (twenty-live tons) was wrecked
on Ushlfuki, September 10.
A correspondent of the Asnkl Machl
writes from Pekln, under date of Sep
tember 13, that a secret dispatch from
Kalgan states that Prince Tuan ar
rived there August 9, and Immediately
left for Nlnanl Hau. The movements
of the prince are giving rise to uneasi
ness. It is said he Is fomenting" a re
bellion, for It has been discovered- that
a large quantity of arms and ammuni
tion has been conveyed secretly to In
land points by way of the Yang-tso
and Hankow. The foreign department
U making strict inquiry.
WAR ON AUTOS IN LONDON.
Leading Public Men Dispute in Re
gard to Special Legislation.
By Exclusive Wire from The As-oclatcd Press.
London, Oct. 5. William S. Gilbert,
the dramatist, appeared last week in
the light of a conscience-stricken mo
torist, anxious to reform others. He
wrote to the London Times confessing
to having run down a clergyman and
urging more strict regulations for mo
tors. Thereupon came a shoal of letters
from prominent motorists, including
Leopold, Dr. Rothschild nnd Admiral
Sir Richard Hamilton, declaring that
Gilbert's inexperience In bundling a
car should not be made a peg on which
to hang further restrictions of the "al
ready over-persecuted form of amuse
ment." Gilbert replied, sticking to hl3
guns, and elicited much sympathy from
Rudyard Kipling has joined tho vol
unteer automobile corps being got up
by the war ofllce.
CASTRO IN A BAD WAY.
His Wife Deposits Her Jewels at
Spanish Legation in Caracas.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Willenistnd, island of Curacao, Oct.
5. As proof that President Castro is
In a critical situation In Venezuela, a
high ofllelul of the government, who
Iiiih lust landed here, reports that Pres
ident Castro's wife hus deposited her
jewelry at the Spanish legation In Car.
Detroit Coal Strike Conference.
By Exclusive Wlro from Tho Associated Press.
Madison, Wis.. Oct. 5 Governor I.a Vol
let has appointed twenty-two delegates
to attend thn .coal strlko conference In
Detroit .Oct. 9. Former Governor W. L),
Hoard, of Fort Atkinson, Wis., heads thu
list. Tho committee is mado up of rep
resentatives from all sections of tho stato,
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tiess.
Washington. Oct. 5. Pensions granted:
Charles Jlioghnmer, ot Wllkos-Durre, $',
Islali Hall, of Pcoly, $3.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
By Exclusive Wire (roni Tho Associated Press.
lluiilngton, In., Oct, D,-Mrs. John H.
Gear, widow of tho Into United States
Senator Gcur, died last night, aged SI
London, Oct 5. Castel Sherard, tenth
Raton Sherard, Is dead. Ho was born in
Local data for October G, 1003.
Highest temperature ,,.,,.,.,,, 01 degrees
Lowest temperature ,, 53 degrees
8 a. m, ,,,.,,,,.,, ,,,,,,, 81 por cent,
8 p. m. ..,., ,. 87 per cent,
Precipitation, SI hours ended 8 p. m.
X WEATHER FORECAST,
-f Washington, Oct. 5. Forecast for
Monday 11 ml Tuesday: Kastern -f
Pennsylvania Clearing, cooler -V
Monday; Tuesday fair; fresh south
to west winds. .
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