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SCRANTOX, PA.," TUESDAY MOHNINU, OCTOBER 1-1, 1002.
END OF THE STRIKE
The First Encouraging Evidences
That the Difficulty Will Be
OPERATORS LET PRESIDENT
NAME A COMMISSION
The President, Mr. Morgan, Secretary Root
and Mr. Bacon in Consultation at the White
House Until 11.50 Last Night As a Re
suit of the Conference Operators Have
Agreed to the Appointment of a Commis
sion by the President of the United States.
Findings of the Commission Shall Govern
Conditions of Employment for at Least
Three Years President Mitchell Refuses
to Make a Statement.
Washington, Oct. 13. 3y authority of Mi-. J. Pierpont Morgan, who,
with his partner, Robert Bacon, and Secretary Root were in conference
with President Roosevelt at the temporary white house tonight for tin.
hour and a half, a statement was given out by Secretary Cortelyou, in
which the presidents of the coal carrying roads and mine operators pro
pose a commission of five persons to adjust the differences and settle the
coal strike in the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania. The proposition
as believed by the administration to be satisfactory to the miners, as it
covers the proposition made by President Mitchell, of the mine workers'
tmion, with additional conditions, that it is believed the mine workers
While no official statement was made at the white house after the
operators' address was made public by Secretary Cortelyou, the opinion
was expressed that the way is now open for a complete settlement of
the strike and that the mines will soon be in operation once more.
The operators hnve agreed tr the appointment of a commission to be
appointed by the president of the United States, to whom shall be re
ferred all questions at issue between the companies and their own em
ployes, whether they belong to a union or not, and the decision of the
commission shall be accepted by the operators. The commission is to
consist of an army or navy engineer officer, an expert mining engineer
not connected with the coal mining properties, one of the judges of the
United States court of the Eastern district of Pennsylvania, a man of
prominence, eminent an a sociologist; and a man who by active partici
pation in mining and selling, coal is familiar with the physical and com
mercial featuies of the business. The operators also make a part of
their proposition that the minors shall return to work as soon as the
commission is constituted and cease all interference with non-union men,
the commission to name a date when its findings shall be effective and
to govern conditions of employment between the companies and their
own employes for at least three years.
ll.i i:eln.-ie H ire fimii 'I lie Amu, i.iled l'ir-,,5.
Washington, ct. lii.- Sen clary Cor
telyou, by millmrily of those present
nt llic White house iiiiide public the
following iiutlioii.eil statement euu
ci ruing the conference:
Ml .1 Pierpout Mulgiin came to Wash
ington will) Ids partner, .Mr. Ituroii. at
the rciiiesi of the coal funipnliicM, who
ilcsiicd linn, us a matter ni courtesy,
llieii tnlcnicul should be shown to ilm
president belolc it was made public,
Having been laid before the president by
Mr. Morgan, II Is now given lo Hie press:
"To llio public:
"Th" malingers of Hie different coal
properties comprising Hie iiiilhrnclle ciml
fields wish their position in the present
strike to l uihIci'MinhI, and therefoin
make Ilm following sllltonieilt of fuels;
"There are lu the iilllhniello region
llboill M'Nolll.v-livo opeiutliig companies
iiiid linns ttiitl HT.i'"i miners mid woik
iiicii (of which thirty thousand are under
iigci, comprising some twenty national!
lien ami dialects.
"Of these workmen, possibly one-half
belong to (lie fulled Mine Workers, of
which .Mr. John .Mitchell Is president.
Thai organization was originally formed
in tlu hlliiiuluutis coal region, and three,
fourths of II members arc minors of
bituminous coal, and blliimlnous coal Is
Mild In active coiupclltlou with iinlhru
clto ciml. The remaining workmen in tho
nnlhrncliu ileitis cither belong to no union
whatever, "' do not belong to the miners'
History of the Strike.
"Tint present strike was declared by
the mine workers' union on tho tenth
d,i nt .May, iw;, Slncu (lint limn many
workmen belonging lo or not willing to
follow tlmt organization weru working lu
and iibout tho mines. From 17,W to y,
Oat) are now at woik, .Many inoro have
wished to work, but have been prevented
by u course of violence mid Intimidation
towuuls those working, and toward their
families, accompanied by tho destruction
of pioperty iiuil the tear of death ur
bodily Inn m in every man who wishes tu
exercise his right to work.
"A schedule 1:4 annexed hereto, showing
some 01 tlie tilings done to creato this
rcljm of terror, and every lnstuncei,stnteil
keen be verified by lel'cronco lo tho olllcers
lof the law civil and military in tho tin-
iliriu'lte ugloii. This violence has eon
Ittiiicd and steadily increased, notwlth-
Ituiullng repealed disavowals by Mr. Mlt-
iiiuli ami 11 is clear that lie cither cannot
win not prevent it. und that tho rlgma
of the tither workmen cannot be protected
under tin; Mipicmuo.v of tho nilno
"The coal companies believe that the
wages pali! lu llie coal regions are fair
und full, and that llie Ttilslness, in Its
minimi condition, has been able to stand.
If llie capital Invested Is lo have any
reasonable return. Tho prollls have been
small, nwcrnl of tho companies have be
collio bankrupt and been reolgunlzctl sev
eral times, Several have never paid
dividends, null the dividends nf the others
lime been a small return for the capita!
invested. It is mil, however, the purpose
of this stateineiil to discuss this qucs
1 Ion. Tho undersigned are not, and never
have been unwilling to -ubmlt nil ipies
lions between llii'iu and their workmen to
any fair tribunal for decision. They nro
lint willing to enter Into arbitration wltli
llie .Mine Winkers' union, 1111 orguulBU
1 tern cliieily composed of men iii 11 rival
and competitive interest, and they are not
willing lo make any uriaiigcnicnt which
will not secure lo the men now working,
and all now or hereafter wishing in work,
whether they belong to tho Mine Workers'
union or not, llio right mid opportunity
to work in safely mid without personal
Insult or bodily harm to themselves nr
their families. Km" these reasons, the ar
bltrationa heretofore prupowd have been
Proposition of October 3,
"It will be remembered that the coil'
ferenco in Washington October a, wo
mailo tho following offer;
"That wo would tako up tit each col
liery any alleged grievance, and In tho
event of a failure tu mako satisfactory
agreement, tho iuestoiia at Issue to bo
submitted to Ihu Until decision Of tho
Judges of tho court of common pleas of
tho district In which tho colliery Is lo
cated, This offer was made by us In
gootl faith und wo desire hero to reaffirm
"Tho coal companies realize that the ur
gent public netd of coal and tho appre
hension of an Inudciiuuto supply for tho
appioaclilug winter calls far 1111 earnest
effort to reach a piactlcal conclusion
which will result In 1111 Increased supply,
and tho presidents of tho companies de
al ru to mako every effort to tlmt cud
which does not Involve tho abandonment
of tho interests committed to their euro
and of tho men who aro working and
seeking to work lu their mines. This re
sponsibility they must bear and meet n
best they can.
"They, therefore, restate their position:
That they are not discriminating against
tho I'nlted Minn AVorkers, hut (hey hi
slst Hint tho miners' union shall not dls
criminate against or refuso to work with
non-union men; that Micro shall bo no 10
strletlou nr deterioration In itiuntlty or
duality of work, ami Unit owing to tins
varying physical conditions of the anthra
cites mine each colliery In n problem by
"We suggest n commission to lie ap
pointed by the president of tin- fulled
States (If he Is willing to perform that
public service) to whom shall be sub
mitted all questions lit Issue between the
respective companies and their own em
ployes, whether they belong to a union nr
not, ti lid the decision of this commission
shall be accepted by us.
"The committee .should be constituted
"1. An otllcer In the engineer corps Of
either the military or naval service of the
"2. An expert mining engineer, exper
ienced In the mining of coal and other
minerals, and not tn any way connected
Willi coal mining properties, either an
thracite or bituminous,
"?,. One. of the judges of the fulled
States courts of the. Eastern district of
"'. A man of prominence, eminent as a
".". A man who by active participation
in mining and selling coal Is familiar with
the physical and commercial features of
"It being the understanding that Imme
diately upon the constitution of such
commission, hi order that idleness and
non-production may cease instantly, the
miners will return to work and cense all
interference with and persecution of non
union men who are working or shall
hereafter work. The llndlngs of this com
mission .shall lis the date when the sumo
shall lie effective and shall govern the
conditions of employment between the re
spective companies and their employes
for a term of at least three years.
"GEORGE V. UAER,
"President Philadelphia and Heading Coal
and Iron company. I.eliigh and Wllkci-
Barro Coal company, Temple Iron com
pany. ":. Ii. THOMAS,
Chairman Pennsylvania Coal company.
Hillside Coal and Iron company.
"V. 11. TIU'KSDALE.
"President of the Delaware. Lackawanna
and Western P.nihvay company.
"T. W. FOWI.U1!.
"Piesldent of Hie Serauton Coal company.
r:ik Hill Coal and Iron company.
"It. M. OLYPITANT.
"President Delaware and Hudson com
pa fiy .
"President Lehigh Valley Coal company."
A note appended to til" statement read:
"The schedule referred to ill this uliite-
ment was not brought from New Voik,
as it bad not been completed."
MAKES NO STATEMENT
Dy i:eht-ive Who fti.ni Tlie A.-ml.-iteil Pic.
Wilkes-Banc. Pa.. Oct. 1 1. President
Mitchell when shown a synopsis of the
statement issued from the White house
early this morning In which the oper
ators agree to arbitrate lie refuses to
make any comment and Immediately
A few moments later a full copy of
tho statement was brought to strike
headquarters but ho refused to pet up
to see it. Tlie correspondents talked
with liini through the transom of his
bedroom, and in answer to further
questions he said he knew about what
the .statement contained.
While no olllclal Infornuilloii can be
had at this time, il Is not believed the
arbitration plan proposed by the oper
ators will be entirely satisfactory, but
the miners' olllclals may waive any
objection they may have and accept It.
The three district presidents are at
their lioines and cannot be reached
from here this morning fur an expres
sion of opinion on the now turn of af
fairs. CONFERENCE WITH
By I'.xchivlir Wire trnm The .ort.ilol l'rr.
Washington, Oct. I:!. Mr. .1. Pierpont
Morgan and Hubert K, Uacon, one nf
his iinrtuors, arrived lure over the liiil
tliuore und Ohio railroad tonight about
Id o'clock und were driven to the Ar
lington hotel. They refused to see any
one and went at once to llielr rooms.
Their visit Indicates that another im
portant conference on the co.il strike
would take place either with the presi
dent direct or with Secretary Itoot, who
has represented tho president In various
efforts of tho littler to bring about a
Shortly nflor going to his room, Mr,
Morgan cunio downstairs and left the
hotel for tho temporary white house,
where he was at once shown upsliilrn
and into the room where the president
was, find 11 conference on the strike
Secretary Hoot joined the party lu
conference at the wlilto house,
Tho conference broke up nt 11, in
o'clock, Secretary Hoot mid Messrs,
Morgan and Huron, on Its adjournment,
at oiico left the white house and went
to the Metropolitan club,. a few blocks
away, None of them would say any
lliluir, except to refer all Inquirers to
Mr, Cortelyou, by whom they said a
statement would be given out later.
Mr. I'ortelyou said that ho would pre
pare a statement for the press and
make It public as soon as he could com
pleto what was to bo said concerning
Secretary Hoot was asked the direct
question If 11' settlement of the strike
had been reached, but declined to an
swer, saying; it would be all given out
In tho stutetuent from Mr, Cortelyou.
Mr. Morgan likewise was appealed to
with 11 direct question, but pleasantly
responded that anything that was to
be said would have to come from the
gentlemen In the white house.
Uy r.n.lushP Wire (rom The Atwclatrd Itmi.
Now York, Oct. 13. Governor Odejl
made this significant remark at the
Fifth Avenue hotel tonight:
"J believe that the coal strike is
nearer to it definite settlement than it
has been since It stiirted,"
The governor would inukc no expla
nations for the reason of his belief,
further than to suy:
"In my opinion, tills week will see tin
end of it."
Although no definite Information can
he obtained, It is believed that Governor
Odell wua this morning In conversation
with both J. P. Morgan and President
Biter, tn the latter of whom lie forcibly
outlined his position Friday. It Is,
furthermore, the opinion that Governor
Odell's recommendation of a five cents
a ton Increase for the miners and recog
nition of the union will bo the basis of
settlement, although the latter may be
avoided In part by unking the men to
come back to work nt the advanced
prices without any agreement Unit they
must leave their organization, but also
without nny stipulation that the union
will be recognized as a body.
Governor Odell, after reaching the
hotel nt H. SO o'clock, refused to see any
Ho far as V legislative extra session
goes, It may be said on authority that,
if called. It will be merely to provide
money for the purchase of coal at
higher rates for the public Institutions
and possibly to appropriate money for
the relief of the poor. But although
the legislature might be called together
for tills purpose, the governor could,
while It Is in session, send a special
message calling for revocation of fran
chises of such roads in the state us ob
tained their franchise at an avowed
purpose of providing coal to the people.
It Is said, however, that at the regu
lar meeting of the coal presidents to
morrow the governor will he Invited to
again present his views. That his views
have not changed since Friday Is well
JURY'S VERDICT IN
THE DURHAM CASE.
Shenandoah Panel Finds the Act of
Guardsman Protecting House from
lly Kvcliidie Wire fiom 'flip At.'-oci.itcd lre.
Shenandoah, 1'a., Oct. 13. The coroner's
jury In Hie case of William Durham, who
was shot and killed on Wednesday night
by Private Wudnwortli. of the Klghtccntli
regiment. National Guard, today returned
the following verdict:
"Wo Dud that William Durham cumn to
his dentil on October S, IflOi'. at Shenan
doah, by a gunshot wound, Indicted by
Arthur Wudswortli, ol Company A,
Klghtccntli regiment. National Ciuard of
Pennsylvania, and from tho evidence be
fore us and an examination of the prem
ises on West Coal .street, we believe the,
shooting was hasty and unjustifiable, and
wc recommend that the latter he placed
in llio hands of tlie district attorney for
Wadswortli was on guard at the home
of a non-unionist v;lioro an attempt to
blow up the bouse with dynamite had
In on made a low nights previous, l.ato
011 Wednesday night Durham approached
llio house and paying no attention to
Wadswortli's order to halt was shot and
Instantly killed by the soldier. It is sup
posed Durham did not hear the com
mand to halt or that be thought tho
guard ids friend. It is said bo was for
merly a National fJuardsmaii and had a
number of personal friends in some of tho
regiments and that be frcuueully visited
them wiille on provost duty.
GUARD DUTY AT HAZLETON.
The Eighth Regiment Will Protect
Homes of Miners Night and Day.
By Kirliislrc Win from 'flic WooUtcil l'res.
HiiKlcUm, Pa., Oct. 13. Major Gen
eral Miller and staff came hero from
Pottsvllle today and Inspected the
quarters of the various companies of
Mm Kirst regiment in. the llnzluton
district. According to present arrange
ments the party will return to Potts
vllle either late tonight or tomorrow
Colonel I'nw'mnn, In command of the
First regiment tonight Issued a pro
clamation In which lie Instructs tho
soldiers to furnish protection from In
timidation ami violence to all men lo
and from their work to Rtiard the
homes of workmen both day and night
If requested to do so and to pjace under
guard nil persons guilty of acts of
UO.OOO TONS PROMISED.
Reading' Company Expects to Move
Large Quantities of Coal.
By Kii'liisii'c Wlic from Tito Associated Press.
Heading, Pa.. Oct. 1!!. Not a ton nf
coal has passed down the Heading rail
road since tho shipments of Saturday
night last but tho (ifllcials say that
tonight several thousand tons will be
Before tho strike tho Sunday ship
ments were always the heaviest. Last
week the shipments amounted to twenty-live
thousand tons. This week the
company ulllclals promise 110,000 tons.
FATAL MINE EXPLOSION.
Two Men Killed nnd Tour Fatally
Injured at Pawnee.
lly CMluihe Wire frein Tho Associated Pic.'?.
Bprlngfleld, III., Oct. 1,1. Two men
were killed, four fatally and four others
seriously Injured this afternoon In nil
explosion at Victor mine, Pawnee,
eighteen miles from here. Tho dead:
W. V, OVKWASII, aged so.
MK'IIAUL YOIUA, aged '.'7.
Prank Isaacs, aged II, breaker boy; dy.
Peter Green, head mid hotly crushed.
John Unrke, frightfully brained.
Gcorgo V. Orley, bruised and burned.
Tho explosion occurred Just before
tho day force of 100 men went off duty,
and was caused by too much powder
lu a blast, thu concussion causing coal
dust, which thickly overhung the mine,
to explode with great force.
No Call for Federal Troops,
lly Kxclulic Wire frail The Asociatcd I'r,
Ilarrlsbiirg, Oct. ID. Pilvala Secretary
Gerwlg said tonight Mint Guyernnr Stone
has received no comimuitcatlon asking
him to muke a requisition 011 President
Hoosevelt for federal troops for tho an
thracite coal regions.
Mrs. Roosevelt in New York,
n'y Inclusive Who from The Asojted l'rc.
Washington, Oct, IX .Mrs. Hoosevelt
left Washington today for New York,
where sho will remain for a few days.
ft Single Toast to the President o!
the United States Given at a
OUR GENERALS IN
A CORDIAL CHAT
Royal Reception to Generals Corbln,
Wood and Young Made the Occa
sion of Expressing1 King Edward's
Personal Interest in This Country.
He Asks Many Questions About
Our Army Decoration Conferred
On South African Fighters,
By Exclusive Wire rom The Associated I'resj.
London, Oct. 13. Ambassador Choate
and Generals Corbln, Wood and Young
were the guests of King Kdward at a
luncheon at Buckingham paluce today.
The luncheon was given In honor of
Lord Kitchener prior to his departure
for India, where he Is to take com
mand of the British forces.
Mr. Choate called at the hotel where
the Americans are stopping and escort
ed the generals, who were In undress
uniforms, in tin open carrlugo to the
palace, where the ambassador present
ed the American otllcers to the king.
Lord Roberts also was a guest of his
Among others present were Generals
Ian Hamilton and Kelly-Kenny and
Private Secretary Knollys, all In bril
Mr. Choate sat at the king's right
and General Corbln on his majesty's
left. Gen. Corbln delivered to the king
a message from President Iloosevelt,
expressing the hope Hint King- Kdward
would lend his assistance lo creating
interest in Great Britain In the St.
Louis exposition. The king replied that
he would answer the message personal
ly in the same kindly spirit in which
it was sent.
At the conclusion of a. rather elabor
ate luncheon his majesty arose and
proposed the health of President Hoosc
velt. The king spoke in most admiring
terms of the president and expressed
his delight at seeing such distinguished
Americans present'. Before any other
toast could be proposed his majesty
announced an adjournment to the
smoking-room, whore he had a long
talk with Generals Corbln, Young and
Wood, and personally expressed to
them his gladness to see them in Kng-
land, "because,' said he, "I feel we are
not only friends, but relations."
Tlie king and the American generals
then discussed various matters, mis
majesty asked many questions about
the American army.
After General Kitchener and his staff
hud been decorated with war medals
the Americans took their leave. They
all subsequently expressed keen pleas
ure at meeting tho king and gratifica
tion at. his frank hospitality and un
TROOPS IN HUDSON VALLEY.
Sheriff Will Keep Them Till Strike
Is Declared off.
By Exclusive Win: frcm llio Associated Prn.
Saratoga, Oct. 1H. Sheriff Gill, of
Warren county, announced today that
ho would not move for the withdrawal
of tho Second regiment, National
Guard, until the strike on the Hudson
Valley railway was declared off. Tlie
relations between the strikers and the
company are apparently becoming more
Sandy Hill. Oct. 13,Max Adams, of
Hrooklyn, a non-union motorinan, who
was arrested lost Krldny for causing a
disturbance at Glens Kails, was scut lo
the Albany penitentiary today for three
mouths. I'harles Jlurtliulale, of Glens
Kails, who was arrested on u charge of
interfering with the guardsmen on tho
night of the riot, gave ball In $,000.
liert Stlckney, of Sandy Hill, former
ly a member of Company K, Glenn
Kails, who was arrested at Stillwater
charged with blowing up with dyna
mite 11 car last week, waived examina
tion and the case goes to the grand
jury today. He was admitted to ball In
$1,000, Soldiers patrol the village streets
Conl Fleet Leaves Pittsburg.
Ity Kxehbhr Wire Irmn Tin Awn laird prr,
Pittsburg. Oct, l.'i. Sixteen Hteambonts,
pushing 70 barges and Ul coal limits, left
Pittsburg today for ('iiicluuati and l.uuls.
vllle. The total number of bushels
shipped was "..".OO.fiC). About j.floo.tKiO
bushels addltiimiil ! expected to gu out
Aid from Printers,
Uy Inclusive W'he from Tlie Associated I'mi,
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 13. Typographi
cal union, No. !. of this city, has volul
lu favor of each member contributing
one hour's pay each week In aid of thu
striking coal miners, pending a settle
ment. This will amount to $U'S per week.
Boston Aids the Miners.
Dy Kxclume Wire hum The Assocutcd 1'rm.
Koston, Oct. PL A check for $2,500, tho
subscription In part of the open air mass
meeting In aid of the striking miners yes
terday, was forwarded to Indianapolis,
tliu miners' hcndtiuartiTs, today.
DEATHS OF A DAY,
By r.xclmlvi Wire from 'flu At.wicl.iud 'r.
Philadelphia, Oft, l:i.-Rlehard .1, Lou
11011, prominent in local Democratic poll
tics for many years, died toduy of ty
lihold fever at Atlantic City, where ho
hud been temporarily residing. Ho was
51 years of age.
Pittsburg. Pa., Oct. l'l.-T. I). Casey,
fiirmerly ipenibcr Deiupcrutlc county und
stato committee, delegate to national
Democratic convention lii St. Louis, ISSti.
and a well known business man, died hero
NEW YORK STATE
Tho Mayor of HarrlsbuY'g Findo His
Speclat to the Scrnntoti Tribune.
Hnrrlsburg, Pa Oct. Ill, Mayor
Vance 0. McConnlck sent to councils
today a communication placing In their
hands the Information he claims to
have secured lu regard to discrepancies
found Hi the accounts of his Immediate
predecessors and asking for an Investi
gation, The mayor's message states that dur
ing the mayoralty of John A. Frltcbey,
ending on the first Monday In April,
1902, fees, costs, etc., were collected and
not accounted for amounting to $1,'JS2.
41. During the siiniu period fees for
service of crlmlnnl process were col
lected on account of cases returned
from the mayor's olUee, paid by the
county to the amount of $l,ir.2.fi:', Dur
ing the term of John D. Patterson,
which ended April IS'Jfl, fees and lines
appear to have been collected and not
accounted for to the amount of $718.17.
These Items are alleged to have been
obtained from the official record.
As soon as these discrepancies were
ascertained, Mr. McCormick Informed
his predecessors and asked for 1111 ex
planation. The only reply he received
was it letter from Mr. Frltchey, lu
which he states that if there are any
shortages in his account, his subordin
ates are responsible. Mr. Fritcliey asks
that an examination of his accounts
be made and that lie be permitted to
have it representative present. The
mayor's communication was referred
lo the joint finance committee of coun
cils. UNION PARTY OBJECTS
TO GEORGE W. HOWELL
The Only Testimony Taken at Har-
risburg Yesterday Was That of
By Kxcluslve Wire from The Associated Press.
Harrisburg, Pa Oct. IS. The Dau
phin county court heard argument to
day on the objections to the nomina
tions by the Union party of George W.
Howell, for congress in the Tenth dis
trict: P. K. C'alpln, for senator in' the
Twentieth district; Frederick Phillips
and William P. Lltts, assembly in the
Second and Third representative dis
tricts of Lackawanna county, respect
ively. The only testimony taken was
that of Dr. Dunnell, of Scrnnton, mem
ber of the Union party state committee
from Lackawanna county, who tc-sti-llea
that theso nominations were made
in accordance with the party rules.
Congressman Olmsted, of this city,
argued Hint tho nominations were made
without notice to tlie Union party
voters in these districts, and that they
were, clearly Illegal, Charles II. Ilerg
ner, of Harrisburg, contended that if
Dr. DuuneU's testimony was reliable,
then the nominations were legal and
they should bo sustained by the court.
Decisions will piobably bo rendered to
morrow on these cases.
SUPREME COURT DECISIONS.
Opinions Handed Down at Meeting in
lly i:iluie Witt UuiiiTliP Aj.iinl.Uril l'ies.
Pittsburg, Oct. lu. The supreme court
met here today and banded down tho fol
Justice! Mitchell: Haiili vs. Ilouger, (',
P. Luzerne; decree nioilitlcd ami aflirniiil,
Lewis vs. Hemlocks Creek company, C, I',
Luzerne: iifllinicil. Guckavun, etc., vs.
Lehigh Traction company, C. P, Luzerne;
ofliiineil, Crary vs. Lehigh Valley ltitil
mad company, C. P. Luzerne; tiflinnrd.
lloyt, Lovelamls et ill., vs. Kingston Coal
company,' appeal from C. P. Luzerne; do.
crco vacated and set aside.
Justice Dean: Lehigh Valley Coal colli'
lianv vs. Heaver Lumber company, C, I',
Centre: Jllilgllieut uriUlllctl.
KiicIIcIhIi, .idnilnlHliatilx, C
wanna; Judgment affirmed.
Justice MestreZilt: Jackson et ill., tins,
tcs of estate of Gcorgo I). Jackson, (I
reused, et 111,, vs, Thomson et ill. (.'. 1'.
Sullivan: nfllrmed, Neiini.ui vs. Dela
ware, Luckawiinna and Western Itiillroiul
company, appeal by plaintiff I rom judg
ment of M10 court of common pleas, Lu
zerne; Judgment reversed.
Among tho more Important cases was
llio iifllrinlug of the ciiso of the contest
over the will til" .Mrs. Letitla Uob!llon,
which Involves properly valued at neatly
Mrt,0)o, much of which Is situated in Al
legheny. Mrs. ItnhliiMiu left the bulk of
her property In her sou, John M. Itobln
sou, T'lin will was eontesleil by grand
children lu I he Delaware court, which de
cided against ltoblnson, thus breaking
Judge Potter: ill re estate of Guy C,
Irvine, deceased. l!llow appeal, O, C,
Warren; lodgment luvoised and decree of
Per curiam: Commonwealth of IViiu
sylvaulu vs. Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western ltullroad company, et al Ap
peals from C. P., Dauphin; iirgumcui or
By Excluslic Wire (rom 'llie Associated Prei.
New York. Oct. 11. Arrived: Kroou.
land. Antwerp, denied: KaUcrm Maria
Theresla. Ureuien via Plymouth ami Cher
lieiurg, PlymouthArrived: Kulser Wll
helm !cr Grosse, Now Ynr't. Llzurd
Passed: Noonlam, Now Yolk for Hon
loguo and itotterdam. Hremen Arrived:
Ureuien, New York via Cherbourg. Havre
Arrived: La Gitscogue, New Yurie.
Hamburg-Arrived: Patricia. New Yoik.
Increase in Wnges Refused,
lly Exiluslie Whe from Tito AssoiUtnl frra,
Mons, Uclgliiin, Oct, U.-lt Is said that
tho miners' federation has refused thu
miners tho demanded Inorenso lu wages
und that a general strlko is expected to
bo declared Thursday,
McPartland Knocked Out.
Dy Eicluslv Wire from The Associated I'reu.
Fort Kile, Out., Oct. IX Joo Gaiis, tho
lightweight champion knocked out Kid
McPartland. of New York, In the llfth
Governor Odell Sets the Ball Roll-
Ino bu a Number o? Speeches
AT CLAREMONT RINK
Greater Portion of the Speech De
voted to State Issues Brief Refer
ence to Existing' Affairs in tho
Stnte of Pennsylvania He Be
lieves It the Duty of Officials of
the Commonwealth to. Endeavor to
Adjust Capital and Labor Differ
ences.' lly I'M'Imhc Who fimii The Aioilatctl Press.
New York, Oct. IS. Governor Odell
tonight opened the Kepubllcnn state
campaign In Brooklyn by making 11
number of speeches, lu the early even
ing, lie attended a dinner given in his
honor by the Union League club of
Brooklyn, at which Senator Depew was
one of llie speakers.
The governor was then driven to the
Academy of Music, where he opened
the Hebrew fair. After this, Governor
Odell was taken to tho rooms of the
Brooklyn Young Men's Hepubllcan club
and thence to the Claremont rink,
where he made the principal addresses
of the night.
The greater part of the governor's
speech was devoted to state affairs
strictly. He appealed to the people of
both great political parties for support
of the state ticket on the ground that
the Hepubllcan administration had
shown itself faithful to the interests
of the whole people, without regurd to
political exigencies. He left It to those
whose proclivities are in a Democratic
direction upon national Issues to judge
of Republican politics In the state by
results achieved by a Republican state
udtilnisrulon In reducing their bur
dens of taxes and In affecting an econ
omical administration of their affairs.
After going Into detail at length on
the economies put Into effect by his
administration for the last two years
und the efforts and plans made for the
future advancement of stato interests,
Governor Odell said:
The Ucpiibllcau party has met squarely
every Issue that has been presented by
the Democratic, party. It has demon
strated that the claim of our opponents
that tho government of tho state bat
been extravagant Is not founded upon
fact, it lias shown that Democratic at
tacks upon tho national administration,
upon the policies of government ivhicli had
lo tlo with tho great problems which
caino to us as 11 result of the war with
Spain, have been solved upon American
lines and for the benefit or lfiimunlly and
tho advancement of civilization.
Conditions in Pennsylvania.
They now seek to ignore these groat
iiuesllons anil appeal for support upon
conditions which exist in a neighboring
state, and for which llio people of Now
York nr.o hi no way responsible. Tho
combinations of capital which litivo
marked the commercial process of our
country have been accompanied by com
binations of labor. So long its both pur
sue their business within tho limits of
constitutional ami statuar.v law they tnu
entitled to tho protection of ilia stale and
tin strong arm nf the government. Vio
lations, whether they be through the nr
tlllciiil enhancement of prices; whether
they be in the direction of curtailment of
production: whether I hey be by the Inter
ference, with the rights of Individual
woiklngnien, or whatever form such
lawlessness may take, should be promptly
met anil suppressed by the power vested
in the executive branches of government.
The rights of the people uiv pnrnuiouui.
Whenever conflicts of capital and labor
threaten not only tin prospeilty but also
the physical comfort and welfare of thu
people, It then becomes the duly of IIiosm
who represent tho commonwealth, which
has given to llio one a charier right lor
existence ami to both labor and capitil
Its guarantee of protection, lo step in
and endeavor to adjust such differences,
Broad American principles are teaching
the youth respect for his country and his
Hag, which will lead him to believe that
tho laws of our country nro made for thu
good of all and aro founded upon priu
tlplcs upon which all should rely, beeauso
so soon as there is shown a disrespect or
1111 envy of success, just so soon govern
ment llkn ours must fall and anarchy .unl
dlsouler must result,
Tin speech-making of the night was
concluded at tho Invincible club,
PRESIDENT BAEU RE-ELECTED.
The Old Board of Reading Directors
By Ktchulro Wire from Tlie Aciatrl PreM.
Philadelphia, Oct, 13. Tho minim'
meeting of the stockholders of tlin
Philadelphia, and Heading Hallway
company was held this afternoon In
this city, Tho annual report was sub
mitted and unniiimoiiHly adopted. Presi
dent Baor and the old hoard of direc
tors were re-elected.
Tho meeting was secret and was pre,
sided over by Air, Uaer, . ,
Lucal tlata for October 13, 1H02:
Highest temperatura ,., 71 degree.!
Lowest temperature ,, W degreea
s a. m , 79 per cent,
8 p. 111. U) per cent.
Precipitation, Zi hours ended t- p. m.,
4- WEATHER FORECAST.
Washington, Oct. 13. Forecast
-f for Tuesday und Wednesday: Hnst-
-f cm Pennsylvania Kulr, cooler
-f Tuesday; much cooler at night', -.
-f brisk west winds; Wednesday fair, -f.
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