The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, October 22, 1902, Image 1

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Deleoates at Wllkes-Barre Conven
tion Accent Mr. Roosevelt's
Arbitration Plan.
L&. Remniknble Scene of . ithusiasm
Attends Taking of the Vote on
Formal Eesolutions Addressed to
President Roosevelt Work of
Clearing Tip the Mines Is Author
ized to Be Begun at OnceNews
of the End of the Strike Is
Becoived with Joy Throughout
the Anthracite Coal Region Mr.
Boosovclt Promptly Summons the
Arbitration Commission to Meet
at Washington on Friday.
IJJ l.M'Iusirp Will' from Hip Aiuuiiatt'il I'ic.'S.
Wilke-Barr.-, IM.. Oct. 21. Willi u
tbout Hint fairly shook the convention
lutililliipr. the representatives of tin; 117.
t'yO mine workers", who have been on
s-trike since last Ma-, officially declared
off at noon today the greatest contest
ever wngud between capital and labor,
and placed all the questions Involvod in
the struggle into the hands of the arbi
tration commission appointed by the
president uf the United Slates. "When
the news was Hashed to towns and vil
lages down in the valley and on the
moiintains of the coal region, the
tlrikn-nffectcd inhabltanls heaved a
Mgh of relief. Jinny days have none by
since more welcome news was received,
Kverywhore there was rejoicing-, and in
ninny places the end of the strike was
the signal for impromptu town cele
brations. The anthracite coal region.1
from its largest city Scranlon down
lotho lowliest coal patch has suffered
by '"the conflict, and everyone now looks
for better times. While the large army
of mine workers and their families,
numbering approximately half a mill
ion persons, are grateful that work la
to bo resumed on Thursday, the strik
ers have still to learn what their ro-M-ard
will be. President Roosevelt
having taken prompt action in calling
the arbitrators together for their first
meeting on Friday, the miners hope
they will know by Thanksgiving day
what practical gain they have made.
The vote to resume coal mining was a
unanimous one and was reached only
after a warm debate. The principal ob
jection to accepting the arbitration
proposition was that no provision was
contained In Uio scheme to take care of
those men who would fail to get back
their old positions, or would be unable
to get .my work at nil. The engineers
and pumpmen get better pay than other
classes of mine workers, and they did
imt wish to run the risk of losing alto
gether their old places and be com
piled to dig coal for a living. This
question came tip yesterday, and was
nrgued right up to the time the vote
vns taken. No one had a definite plan
to offer to overcome the objection, and
the report of the committee on resolu
tions, recommending that the strike bo
in-lured off and that all issues be
placed in the hands of the arbitration
commission for decision, was adopted
without the question being settled. A
lew moments before adjournment, how
ever, a partial solution was reached
when a delegate In the farthest corner
of the hall moved that the problem be
Placed in the bauds of the three execu
tive boards for solution, and his sug
gestion was adopted.
The principal speech of the day was
made by National Secretary-Treasurer
W. B. Wilson, who practically spoke
for President Mitchell and the national
organisation, in a strong argument ho
counselled the men to accept arbitra
tion, the very plan the strikers them
selves lind offered, return to work and
trust to the president's tribunal to do
them justice.
A Serious Question.
The question of taking care- of all men
who will fall to get work Immediately
Mill be u serious one for the union.
There is no doubt the executive boards
will take care of the engineers, firemen
and pumpmen, but there will be thous.
iiiuIh of other classes of mine workers
who will have to bo looked after. In
some places hundreds will not be able
lo get work for weeks and In other lo
calities, v-liere the mines are In very
bad condition tliero will be no employ,
nient for many workmen for months
which will cany their Idleness into
next year.
Now thai the htrlke is off the volume
of relief money will decrease uiul the
local unions, will bo compelled to cull
upon the national organization for as
sistance when the money now on hand
runs out. The close ut the great con
flict will end In a few days. Probably
with the passing of this week the as
cessment now lielng levied on all bitu
minous mine workers alllliated with the
union will cease. The ollleeiH who care
to talk of the situation feel confident
that the national body will come to tho
usslstnnc-e and help all those who stood
out during tho suspension.
Hundreds of men, needed to repair
the mines and otherwise place them in
condition for operation, will be at work
tomorrow morning, tho convention hav
ing decided that this was Imperative
to get tho men to work quickly und
satisfy the country's demand for coal.
Al the locals will hold meetings to
morrow at which instructions will be
given tho members regarding- their ap
plication for work. The proceedings In
the convention Indicate that there will
be some friction In some of the local
organizations over many little questions
which will come up in connection with
the men returning to tho mines.
President .Mitchell received many
congratulatory telegrams from all over
the country after the news spread that
tin strike was ended. On his return
to his hcndquurtciK Ins was asked for
an expression of his views on the ac
tion of the convention, and In reply ho
I am well pleated with the iietlon of the
anthracite mine workers in deciding to
submit the Issues which culminated in tho
strike to the commission selected by the
president of tho I'ltltcd .States.
Tho strike itseir demonstrated the
power and dignity of labor. Conservative.
Intelligent trade unionism bus received
nil Impetus, the offect of which cannot
be measured. I earnestly hope and dim
ly believe that both labor and capital
have learned lessons from the miners'
strike which will enable them lo adopt
peaceful, humane and business meth
ods of adjusting wage differences hi the
The Official Announcement.
After Mr. Mitchell had notified Presi
dent Roosevelt of the action of the con
vention and had received a reply to
the effect that the commission would,
meet In Washington on Friday, be sent
out the following announcement
through the press to the strikers that
the strike was off. It was addressed,
"All Miners and Mine Workers in tho
Anthracite Region," and was as fol
lows: You mo hereby officially notified that
it was unanimously decided today by tho
delegates attending thn speeinl conven
tion, that nil mine workers should report
for work Thursday morning, October -l,
and Hint tho Issues which culminated In
tho strike should be inferred for adjust
ment to tho commission appointed by tho
president of the 1'nlted States.
We are nuthorlr.ed by the executive offi
cer, of districts 1, V mid 0, to i-nutlnn all
those who resume work to exercise more
than usiiril care in older that accidents
to life aifd limb may be averted. Owin.-J
to the condition of the mines after ,in
Idleness ol live months there will l" great
danger when work is renamed. Wo are
prompted to offer this advlee by the fact
that nt the elusn of the Mriko two years
ago many more nciilcnls and deaths oc
curred than tn!-.n place when the mines
are operating regularly.
John .Mitchell,
President, t". M. W. of A.
W. P. Wilson,
Secretary-Treasurer, r. si. W. of A.
President Mitchell has not made any
arrangements regarding his future
movement. He docs not know whether
he will go to Washington on Friday.
The miners' leader will act as tho at
torney for the then nt all sessions of
the commission and will have with him
several assistants. Headquarters here
will bo kept open probably until after
the award of the arbitration commis
sion Is announced.
The Resolutions Adopted.
Tho resolutions which the convention
adopted wore reported from committed
as follows:
We, the committee on resolutions, beg
leave to recommend that the following
communication bo adopted and forwarded
to Theodore Roosevelt, president of the
Vnlted States of America :
"WilUes-Iiarre. Pa., Oct. 21,
"Hon. Theodore Roosevelt, Washington,
D. C.
"Dear Sir: We. the representatives of
the employes of the various coal compa
nies engaged hi operating mines in tho
anthracite, coal tlelds of Pennsylvania, In
convention assembled, having under con
sideration your telegram of Oct. 1.", llnO,
addressed to John Mitchell, president of
tho United Mines Workers of America,
which reads as follows:
" 'I have appointed as commissioners
Brigadier General John M, Wilson, K. W.
PnrUmv .Iiidirn flnnro-rt llrnv T-V 1.- (Mr,-L-
Thomas II. Watklns, lllshop J. V. Spald
ing, wnn i:arroii it. wnglit ns recorder.
TIipso names are accepted by the opera
tors, and I now earnestly nsk and urge
that the mlnriw Hl(mvtM.4 tliln nnm.
mission. It is a matter of vital concern
in nil our people, and especially to those
In our great cities, who are least well oft,
that the mining of coal should bo resunud
wimaui a moment's unnecessary delay,'
"Wo have decided to accept tho propo
sition therein embodied and submit all
questions at Issue between the operators
ninl tho mine workeui of the atithrucite
cenl region for adjustment to the commis
sion which you have named.
"In pm sua net) of that decision wo shall
report for work on Thursday morning,
Oct. Ki, In thu positions and working
places occupied by us prior to tho Inau
guration of thn stiilio.
"Wo have authorized John Mitchell,
president of tho United Mlno Workers of
America, with such assistants as he may
select, to represent us in nil healings be
fore the committee,
"John Mltehull,
"Cabman of Convention,
"W. II, Wilson,
".Secretary of Convention.
A few engineers, llronien, pumprun
ners, machinists and some other men,
not directly engaged In mining coal,
have already applied to the superln.
temleiita of collieries in this region for
reinstatement, but wero refused. The
superintendents, in most cases, in
formed tho men that they will retain
their present employes. The total num
ber of men who have asked for work
In this region is not known, but It Is
not believed to be largo. Thu miners
and iiilnu laborers will have little
trouble In getting employment In the
"Wyoming valley.
Delegates Leave the City,
All tho delegates who .attended the
convention luivo left the city for their
respective homos, and strike heudquar
teta presented a deserted appearance
tonight. Reports from the small towns"
In the outlying regions are to the effect
that celebrations of all kinds were held
tonight. Some of the larger towns will
celebrate the ending of the strike to.
morrow, The greatest celebration, how.
ever, will be reserved for October 29
John Mitchell day. That day will nutrk
the second anniversary of thu ending of
the big strike In 1!HW. when the men
won u ten per cent. Incrciiso. The an
niversary was observed last year with
considerable enthusiasm, and the day
tbls year will jirobubly be more gener
ally observed. President Mltehull lias
more than a liiill'-ilu.i-n Invitations to
speak at various places, but he will not
accept niiy until he lenrns whether the
arbitration committee needs ids pres
ence. The commanders of the Hi.ouu troops
camped throughout the coal fields have
no information as to when tho soldiers
will be withdrawn. They expect to get
outers to begin the homeward move
ment soon.
The News nt Tamaqua.
Tnmtiquii, Oct. 21. The news of ,1110
settlement ol the strike was received
quietly In the Panther Creek valley.
Tomorrow morning the striking firemen
and pumpmen will report for duty.
Much conjecture Is being Indulged in
as to how they will be received by the
officials of tile Lehigh Coal and Navi
gation company. This corporation lias
run all Its pumps throughout the strike,
non-union men being employed. Offi
cials of the company have said they
will not discharge these men to make
room for employes who have been on
strike. In anticipation of possible
trouble,' several companies of infantry
will be sent out to patrol the valley
tomorrow morning.
Want an Increase of Wages.
Shamokln, Oct. 21. When the news
that the strike had been declared off
reached here, English-speaking miners
generally approved the action of the
convention, Some of the foreign-speaking
miners object to a resumption of
work without nn increase in wages.
Men are nt work tonight repairing the
mines. A number of engineers and
firemen express the fear that they will
not be re-employed. Colonel Harnett,
of the Tenth regiment, has contracted
a severe cold. Three physicians are
attending him. His condition is said
to be Improved tonight.
Eighteenth Regiment Band Leads
the Parade of Miners,
lly Kxelii'be Who fnnn The Atn cited 1'iesi.
Sheiinudo,ih. Pa.. Oct. 21. News that
the convention declared the strike off
reached Shenandoah at 12 o'clock, and
almost simultaneously eve.ry bell in the
town was ringing and the whistles of
every factory and brcak-r pealed joy
ous notes. There was a spontaneous
outpouring of people and ten minutes
after the good news reached town the
streets were crowded.
At Mnhanoy City and elsewhere in
the anthracite field tho news of the
strike settlement was received with
wild enthusiasm. Them was blowing
of whistles and ringing of hells, and
almost the entire population of the
towns assembled In the streets. In some
localities there wero impromptu parades,-
in which the tire departments
and other organizations joined In some
Pathetic! scenes were enacted as the
men, who have been idle and under
great strain for nearly six month?,
rushed off to prepare for work.
Colonel Rutledgo sent the Klghtocnth
Regiment band into town this after
noon to take part in the strike settlt-mi-nt
celebration. The band inarched
through the streets nt the head of a
mine workers' parade and was wildly
cheered all along the line. Nearly every
building In the town is decorated with
flags, and the people In general appear
almost Insanely happy. Resides the sol
diers' band, two other bands took part
in tho demonstration.
He Summons the Members of Com
mission to Meet on Friday.
By Kxi-liu'.re Wile from The Asvocijteil fte.u.
Washington. Oct. 21. Shortly before
it o'clock this afternoon, President
Roosevelt received n telegram from
Wllkes-Rarre, Pa,, informing him that
the convention of miners had declared
off tho anthracite coal strike. The tele
gram was signed by John Mltehull.
chairman, and W. B. Wilson, secretary
of the convention, and was identical
with that made public at Wilkcs-Uarre
before noon today.
Immediately on receipt of this Infor
mation, the following telegram was
pent to Mr. Mitchell:
White House, Washington, Oct, 21, lfiitf,
Mr. John Mitchell, Cluiliinnu of Conven
tion, Wllkps-Rurte, Pa.:
Upon receipt of your telegram of this
date, the president summoned tho com
mission lo meet here on Friday next, ihu
21th instant, at 10 a. in.
fienrgo It. Curielyou, Secretary.
News of the termination of the strike
was received by the president with
great satisfaction. Heforo tho formal
telegram from Mr, Mitchell hud reached
him, ho had been informed through tho
Associated Press of the convention's
favorable notion. Soon afterwards, Col
onel Carroll D, Wright, commissioner
of labor, the recorder of the arbitration
commission, guvu to the president tho
Information contained In telegrams
which he had received from Wllkes
Raro. Already telegrams liavo been sent to
the members of tho coniiiilsslon notify,
lug them of the first meeting to be held
in tills city on Friday morning, and
summoning tlitm to be present.
The meeting probably will hu held In
tho olllce of Commissioner Wright In
tho department of labor. Aftur thu
commission bus effected Its organiza
tion, the members will call In u body
on thu president to pay their respects.
At that time, it Is expected, ho will
embrace the opportunity to give the
commission such verbal Instructions as
bo may care to present to it. Resides,
ho may prepare u formal letter of lu
structlous. That is tho method pur
sued at the tlmo of tho appointment
of the Pullman strike commission, of
which Colonel Wright was tho presl
dent, It Is understood that few meetings of
the commission will be held In Wash.
Ington. After tho work of the commis.
slon has been mapped out, the first
step will be to take the. testimony of
the miners, who may bo regarded as
plaintiffs in tho case. Notification will
bo sent to all interested parties that,
(Cviitli'iit-ti ii i'-j-xis 2.J
It Is Tlioualit That Ten or Twelve
Men Have Perished In
the Plames.
The Fire at Midnight Burning So
Fiercely That It Was Impossible to
Make Search for Victims Two
Bodies Taken Out Four Men Ter
ribly Injured Loss, $1,000,000.
fly Kxchnhe Wile from 'tho Aoel.iteit 1'reai
Chicago, Oct. 21. Ry a fire which
broke out shortly before midnight In
the drying house of the OIucohc Sugar
refinery, at Taylor street and tho Chi
cago river, that building wan almost
entirely destroyed and It is said ten or
twelve men lost their lives. They were
working on tho seventh floor and the
flames spread rapidly. At midnight
two "bodies had been taken from tho
rulns.but the fire was burning so fierce
ly that it was impossible to make fur
ther search.
Two men jumped from the seventh
floor lo the street and were instantly
killed. Their bodies were horribly
crushed and mangled. (These are tho
two budies said to have been taken
Four other men jumped from the
windows on the fourth floor. These
men wero terribly injured and were
taken to the hospital.
The loss is estimated at .$3UU,000 to
The Streets Crowded With
People Vho Welcome
Judge Pennypacker.
Bj- llti-lmlve Wire from The AMoclaleJ l'r.
Uratirord, Pa.. Oct. 21. Mclvean
county's metropolis tonight showed its
adherence to Republican principles by
turning out in force to cheer'the Re
publican candidates. The streets were
crowded with a cheering multitude and
inarching clubs, and the Lyceum was
packed to the doors with an audience
that iUtested Its appreciation of Judge
Pennypacker, cx-Kenator Itrown, Col
onel Flood, S. it. Dresser, the congres
sional candidate, and other speakers.
Tho gubernatorial party arrived here
this evening and was met by a recep
tion committee.
J. K. Merrinm, a prominent business
man, presided at the meeting and in
troduced Judge Pennypacker.
Judge Pennypacker urged the Repub
lican voters to stand by the Republican
principles of tho grand old Keystone
state, which had since Lincoln's time
been the bulwark of Republicanism,
and was now the focus of every state
In the union.
W. M. Crown, the candidate for lleu-tenant-governm-,
paid an eloquent trib
ute to MeKlnley and Roosevelt ns great
exponents of Republican principles and
civic virtue, and urged that the Repub
lican candidate for governor of Penn
sylvania also possessed those high
qualities to un eminent degree. He was
loudly applauded, as was Colonel Neil
Anion Flood, who also spoke.
Tho meeting closed with an address
by Congressional Candidate. Dresser,
and three cheers for the whole Repub
lican ticket. The gubernatorial party
will tomorrow visit 'l'ownnrtti and Ath
Some Severe Fighting- in Macedonian
Country Reported.
lly i;.wlulve Win? front The Acoliliil I'iimj.
Constantinople, Oct, SI. The Turkish
foiees are encountering strong opposition
in their operations lu the Kivsna Valley.
A large llulgarliiti band In entrenched
positions has stubbornly opposed the ad
vance of the trooph,
According to ofllclal infoi million tha
Turks have surrounded tho llulgarlui
stronghold and tho surrender of the ruvo.
lutlonlsls or their dispersal is expected
St. Petoisburg, Oct. 21. A dispatch lo
thu No von Viemva from Conslnntllioplo
says tho Aruauts mo oignnlsiliis In soy
iral districts of Macedonia, and conni-ins
tho report that tliero has been much
bloodshed along tho Kurn-.Sii river, whero
several hundred men Imvu been killed or
Police Find Collection of Body Rem
nants on a Dump.
Bj i:.iliihc Wire from 'Hie AutM-latdl l'rcu.
Indianapolis, Oct. 21. Examination of
the contents of a wagon thrown by an
old negro on tho "dumps" at the edge of
town hits rovi'tiled several human feet
and arms and u torso,
Tho theory Is that saniu one connect
ed with the recent grave robberies In
and around this city has taken this
method of disposing of some bodies ho
has had In stock to prevent detection.
Tho police aro investigating.
Pensions Granted.
0 rjjdiiilvs Who from The Associated t'ren.
Washington, Oct. 21. Pensions granted;
Moses Hnrinittoii. of Plymouth. $10;
Amanda M. Snyder (widow! of Jer
myn, ?S
The Campaigners Are Given Hearty
By Kx'lmhd Who iiutn The AiuneUtril I'rm.
Rethlehcni. Oct. 21. Ux-Oovernor
Robert Pattlsnu and his party of-earn-IViIgn
spetikeis wero given hearty
greetings throughout tlielr Journey to
day. There was an overflow mass
meeting at Strottdsbuig and the ex
governor's speech theie was received
with vigorous eheeis mid applause. All
along the Journey there were brief ova
tions at the several depots. It was hue
when the gubernatorial candidate's
special train readied South lietlllchem.
After luncheon, headed by brass bands
and with the .luoksonlan Democratic,
club as an escort, Mr. Pattlson was
driven through the principal parts of
the town, hundreds parading back of
P. F. Knrlght, candidate for the as
sembly, presided at tho opera house
meeting. Mr. Pattlson was the prin
cipal speaker. Ho arraigned the lust
legislature as "the most corrupt ever
known." He was followed by i. W.
authrie, Charles J. Rellly and J. 15.
Congressman Mutehler entertained
the party over night. They will leave
for Reading via Allentown lu the morning.
Their Attitude Expressed Clearly In
tho Proposition Submitted to
President Roosevelt.
By Kxrlusire Wire from The AuocUtcil lre.
New York. Oct. 21. The usual weekly
mooting of the coal operators was held
today. At its close President Baer was
asked what had been done, and ho re
plied: "Wo did nothing at this meet
ing except discuss matters relative to
Asked whether or not the operators
would discriminate between the men
who had remained loyal to them and
those who went on strike, President
Paer answered:
"We expressed our attitude, very
clearly in the proposition submitted to
President Roosevelt. I would refer you
to that In order to learn just what our
attitude will be."
Mr. Thomas, chairman of the Uric
railroad board of directors, here Inter
rupter! with the remark: "Yes. That
is just what we will stand by."
Mr. Baer was asked this afternoon
how soon coal shipments might be ex
pected here, and lie replied:
"If the miners go lo work Thursday,
coal can be brought here very quickly."
Karlier lu the day Mr. Baer had
spoken about some litigation that tho
coal presidents had been considering.
This afternoon he said' that the litiga
tion was that Instituted by AVllIidm It.
Hearst. Ho said, further, that a report
had been received from nn attorney on
the matter. Mr. Baer went to Phila
delphia this afternoon.
John F. Finerty Presides Over tho
Convention at Boston.
Tly i:chnlu- Win- Irom The A-ociiteil 1'ii-si.
Boston, Oct. 21. President .John F.
Finerty called the convention of the
United Irish League to order this morn
ing. The report of the officers, giving
a detailed account of the organization
of the league, was read by Secretary
John O'Cdllaghan, of Boston. From tho
time of the inauguration of the league,
December -1, 1901, the report showed the
organization had spread with remark
able rapidity.
Secretary O'Callaghan rend a bulletin
announcing tho ending of tha coal
strike. The convention voted to send
messages of congratulation to President
Roosevelt and President Mitchell.
The committee on credentials report
ed 706 delegates at the convention. Mr.
J. O. O'Connor, of Philadelphia, acting
chairman of the committee on ways
and means, submitted a resolution,
which was adopted, that 5100,000 bo
raised within the next six months for
tho cause of Ireland, and that this
convention pledge itself for said amount
and thnt after the sum named has been
raised the league- guarantees to give
dollar for dollar with the landlords'
fund while the struggle continues.
The afternoon session of the conven
tion began with speeches by John K.
Redmond and Hon. Fdmtmd Blake,
M. P.
Sir. Redmond, after congratulating
the delegates upon the success of the
convention and particularly compli
menting tin three officers, said:
"Thu declaration of this convention
has net merely been eloquent and true,
but it lias been business-like, Wo know
you need assistance fiom Ireland fur
organizing purposes, so I have eiblrd
Mr. Joseph Devlin to cnino back to
America. The Irish land trust has
raised a fund of If.OO.OOU to crush thu
Irish National league and to drive out
of public life Mr. Dillon, Mr, Davltt,
Mr. U'Hiiun and myself. If sueli, a.
thing was possible, what a terrible cal
amity It would be for the Irish people,
"You have pledged $100,000 lu six
months to meet the urgent necessities
of tho movement and have further
pledged yourselves to give dollar for
dollar on whatever sum Is put into the
landlord trust. This resolution of yours
will bo read with dismay In l-higlaud
and Ireland, where there Is opposition
to our cause,"
, Hon. ludnunul Blake, M. P., congrat
ulated those who organized tho con
vention and its oillceis.
Louisville Express Collided with a
Freight on the Southern,
lly i;.ululV9 Wliv fruiu 'flic- .Wnclalol I'rvi.
Knoxvllle, Teun., Oct, 21. On the
Knoxvllle and Ohio division of the
Southern railway, leaving this city at ?
p. m. yesterday, the Louisville express
train collided head-on with a height
train near Coal Creek, Tenn., last night,
injuring fifteen persons, three trainmen
und twelve passengers.
The wreck was caused by the crew of
the freight train . overlooking orders.
Both 'locomotives, "an express cur anil
the baggage car were more or less de
molished. The passengers were badly
shaken up, but none was fatally hurt.
No Date for the Recall of Guards
men Has Been Fixed.
Uy llxi-lmli-e Wile from The A.5oeljtCil I'mi,
Harrl.'iburg, Oct. 21, "Tho troops will
be kept In the coal region just ns long
as there Is any necessity for It," said
Governor Stono tonight, when asked
when the Pennsylvania. National Chiard
will bo recalled from tho strike terri
tory, The governor said he could not fix
any arbitrary dale for the recall of
the troops, and that the generals who
are on the ground will be the best
judges or when It may be safe to begin
tho movement of troops homeward. He
also said that the troops will not all
be recalled at the same time, but that
tin withdrawal will be gradual,
The governor today began making
preparations for the taking of the vole
at the November election should the
troops bo kept In the strike region that
long. At least some of tho commands
are likely to be In the Held on election
day and tho appointment of election
commissioners will bo necessary for
some of the regiments.
"J am very glad to bear that the
strike has ended; tho action of the
miners Is commendable," said the gov
ernor when Informed by the Associated
Press correspondent of the action of
the Wllkes-Barre convention.
James Wesley and Reddick
Barton the Victims of an
Infuriated Mub.
lly exclusive Wire front The Associated l'ic..
Hempstead, Tex., Oct. 21. After being
tried wilh legal form and procedure for
criminal nssault and murder and given
the death penalty In each case, Jim
Wesley and lJeddick Barton, negroes,
late this afternoon were taken from
the authorities and lynched in the pub
lic square by an infuriated mob. The
district judge asked the governor for
troops to accompany tho negroes here
from the jail at Houston. At the re
quest of a large number of citizens of
Hempstead, who signed a written
promise to aid tho authorities in pre
venting any mob law. It Is said Judge
Thompson countermanded his request
and the troops did not accompany tho
Barton was tried first. Ho pleaded
guilty to criminal assault and then to
the murder of Mrs. Susan Lewis, aged
03, Sunday, Oct. 12. Tho juries In each
case, on, which were several negroes,
promptly returned verdicts fixing the
death penalty. Wesley pleaded guilty
to the murder charge, but while the
second trial was going on a mob broke
Into the court room and attempted to
take him, having .learned that the
sheriff finally bad asked for troops.
The mob was dispersed and the trial
proceeded, the state putting through its
testimony hurriedly In corroboration of
the plea of guilty.. Tho olllcers of the
court sat about the room awaiting the
coming of the troops, 'when there was
a sudden movement on the part of
several men in the room, the sheriff
was overpowered and Wesley was tak
en by the mob and buiried away. An
other part of the mob attacked the
jail and Barton was surrendered to
thorn without a struggle. The two
prisoners were hustled to the public
square and there executed by hanging.
The dale for their execution hud not
been fixed and District Jiylgo Thomp
son had positively refused to permit
them to waive the thirty days of graco
allowed thoin by law. it wus the gen
eral desire that they die quickly. They
are hanging tonight to the arm of a
telephone pole, where only last month a
negro murderer had been strung up
by a mob.
The town is quiet tonight. Sheriff
Lipscomb was badly hurl about the
back by the rough treatment of ihe
mob. During, the first rush a shot was
accidentally fired nnd Sheriff Sparks,
of Lee county, wan wounded In the
stomach, b'll was not seriously hurt.
The governor was Informed of tho
lynching, but as yet has had nothing
to say.
Reception to Mr, Mitchell.
lly I'.Miluthc Win- Irnnt The Aj-ocI.iu'iI l'u'.
Indianapolis, Oct. 21. A muvi incut Is
under way to glvo President .Mitchell of
the I'lllled Mine Workers a public recep
tion lie returns here, tm days fiom
now. The labor unions of tho i-lty will
take the matter up. Tim president of tlu
C'oiuiiieiehil club and board of Irailu h.ii
signified their desire lo bring ihu propo
sition belure the two civic luniks.
Indictments Against Thompson.
By llxi-luihe Wire fruni Tin- AnoiIauJ l'res.
York, Pa., Oe. 1.'. The grand Jury to.
day retilllied eight Hue bills against
County Tieasurer William ), Thompson.
Four urn for forgery and four for niu
hczzlttiiicnl. It Is alleged that Thompson's
shortage amounts to more limn $7i.v.
lly li.wladve Wire fiom The Asnoilutal lrv.
Stroiidsburg, Oct. 21. Walter S. Dutot,
register and roeoider of Monroe county
ninl a well-known Demoeratlo politician,
died todu. after a lingering Illness. Thu
ileccaneil was in isw elected pruthontnry
and clerk ot the courts.
Washington, Oct. 21. -Hi ram II, Ware,
father of Pension Commissioner W'aro,
died hero today uf old ugj. Tho commis.
slouer and .Mrs, Waio left Washington
this afternoon, accompanying the body to
Fort Scott, Kan., whero tho funeral will
tuku place Thursday afternoon.
Kaston, Pa., Oct. 21. Samuel S. Yohe,
deputy prothonotary of Northampton
county, died suddenly at his homo hero
today of apoplexy. Mr, Yohe hud been
an actlvo Democrat nnd was well known
throughout the state. He was a promi
nent Mayou.
ft Letter Irom Somallland In
dicates That Tlieu Are In a
Precarious Gonditlon.
Natives Deserting, and Pack Trains
Dying The Communication from
Private Source Shows Serious Situ
ation of Remnant Band Which
Confronted the Mad Mullah Sol
diers Lose Heart, Feeling Aban
doned by Authorities at Home.
Indian Regiment Ordered Immedi
ately to Africa.
lly Kulmlve Who from The Associated l-re.
Simla, Oct. 21, The Second Bombay
Orcuitilloi-ii, stationed at Mhow, Central
India, bus boon ordered to Somallland.
Other troops will probably follow.
Twelve olllcers and 400 men of thn
Twenty-third Bombay infantry will ac
company thu Second Grenadiers. The
troops will sail for Somallland on
London. Oct. 21. A letter from an
ofllcer belonging to the Somallland ex
pedition, received here, shows that the
British force Is even In a more precari
ous position than has been indicated lu
the ofllclal dispatches. The writer says:
"No one will appreciate this business
until it is too late. We are in a regular
trap and bow wo are going to get out
we do not know. We have had stllUsh
lights and have lost many men. The
worst is that our blacks arc funking
and our camels have nearly all been
killed or captured.
"We have next to no water ami we
are miles from any wells. We have no
supplies and nearly no ammunition.
They have captured two of our Max
ims. "I do not suppose they care at homo
what happens to us. It Is a brutal
shame to send ns blind Into an ambush
like this. I hear fresh troops are com
ing up and only hope they "will come
1 from India."
The writer refers incidentally to some
brisk fighting which he apparently pre
sumes was already known of here, and
"Thirty-three of us escaped. By Jove!
that was a pretty affair. Wo whites
stood out, but oh, well, wo have too
many blacks."
An ofllcer connected with the Bed Sea
ports, in an interview in tho Star to
day, says:
"The Mullah nnd other turbulent
chiefs have been liberally supplied with
rllles by Americans anil tlermans, in
spite of the British gunboats. The rifles
supplied by the Americans were done
ii) as cotton good.'. This explains tin
frequent reference in consular reports
to the fon'dness of the Somnlls for
American calicoes and shirtings. It Is
not calico he Somali wauls, but thi.'
rifles Inside ilie calico."
Fourth Man in Texas Fight Escapes
Unhurt. ,
tly Kxi-lii-hr Wire fr.i.-n Ihe Ancht(il I'rMs.
I'lroesbeck, Tex.. Oct. 2I.--A pitched
battle was fought yesterday in thw
country, four miles from here, between
the Tlioinason and Itiuherl'ord I'nctlonr.
The trouble grew out of rent nnd had
been pending for some time. The men,
two rtpresuiiultves of inch family, nut
in a light at close range.
U. Thomason, Itoberl ttulhcrford and
William Itutherford were killed, Wal
lace Thomason escaping without n
scratch, lie has surrendered, but re
fuses to talk about the affair,
Mr. Cloveland Sends Letter,
tly ll.ieluslie Wire from The Associated I'im.
Xuw York, Oct. 21. It was learned to
day that Tammany Hall has received a
loiter fiom drover Cleveland in icspuiiu
to an invitation to bo present at thn
Tnmiuaiiy llnll mass maetlng tomorrow
night, when IMvId Hll Hill Is to make ar
address lu behalf of Bird S. I'olur. Th
letter will bu read at tho mealing.
Crown Prince in Philadelphia,
My ll.nluthe Wire from The Aisoeiated 1'itsi.
Philadelphia, Oct. 21, Tim crown prince
of Slam and his party, who have been
Visiting in this city sinco last ThurMlay,
left for New York on-u special Pennsyl
vania railroad train this afternoon. Whilu
In this city, the crown prince was tha
guest of William Potter, former minister
lo Italy,
Steamship Arrivals,
lly Dicluihe Wire from The AssocUtcd l'rej,
Now York, Oct. ?l.-Chaied: Oceanlca,
Liverpool; St. Louiti, Southampton: Cevlc,
l.lveipool, Sailed: Krouprinz W'llhelm,
Bremen. Clierboiirg-Arrlvei!s Kaiserln
Mnrlu Theivsiu, New Yoilt. Uoulogno Sur
Mcr Arilved; Stiiteiulani. New Vork for
Uuttcidum (and procecihiO.
Local data for Octobur 21. lie.'. K
Highest temperature , 17 degree
I,owct teinperaturo ,,,,,,, IS degrees
Itelativo humidity;
b a. m, ,,,,,,.,,,,,,, ill per rent
S p. m. .,,.,,.,, it percent.
Precipitation, 21 huiu-b ended S p. m.,
-r- 4- -H--r-m
Washington, Oct. 2t.lV.vcast 4-
for Wednesday and Thursday: -
-f Fastern Pennsylvania Fair and
-f warmer 'Wednesday and Thursday;' -f
light variable winds becoming 4.
south. 4.