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TIig Principal Orator at an Immense
Gathering of Republicans In
New York Gltu.
sjrcretnry Root Feels Proud of the
Record of Governor Odell Gives a
Brief Glance at What Has Been
Accomplished by the Present Gov-
ernor of New York An Appeal for
the Citizens of the Empire State
to Stand by President Roosevelt.
tV Exclusive Wire Irom The Associated Press.
New York, Oct. 30. Cooper Union
was filled tonight with people who had
come to attend a Republican meeting,
the principal speakers being Mayor
Low, Governor Odell and Secretary of
War Root. Mr. Low eulogized Gover
Jiur Odc'll and his administration of
state affairs. Governor Odell followed
in an address In which he cast aside
as absurd the prediction that his ma
jority would be as small us some had
prophesied. Secretary of War Hoot
spoko after the governor had finished.
Mr. Hoot said in part:
As a. citizen of Now York I liuve been
pioud of Governor Odcll's administration
rliirtiiir the past two years. Ho has shown
himself a. strong man and an honest one
in the governor's chair, as he has always
been In buslnc.-s and polities. Ho has
reduced taxes and mado the public ser
vice more effective and has given tho state
n clean and effective bus-lness atlmlnistra-,
lion. He ought to bo re-elected for thu
good hi.- Ill's done as governor and the
good Jig will bo nblo to do during another
term. And he. ought to bo re-elected as
n rebuke to the outrageous and unfounded
pnrsonul attack that has been made
upon him by opponents who arc trying to
obscure and set away from the real issues
of the campaign.
The national issue of this political cam
paign, in -Its most important and prac
tical aspect. Is whether President Itoose
vclt shall be sustained In his administra
tion of the national government.
Will the people of tho L'nlted States
elect a house of representatives with a
Republican majority to work in harmory
with the president, or will the people elect
a house with a Bemocratli; majority
which will be hostile to the president,
will not agree with him upon any course
of conduct, and will hinder and embarrass
him In all his efforts for tho public good
during the remainder of his present term
of office?
There ought to be no Indifference upon
this question among tho people of tho
state of Ntw York. If they think he has
mado a good president, as I believe they
do; If they are proud of him, as 1 think
they nro; proud of his manly and noble
qualities, his coinage, his frankness, his
freedom from guile and double dealing,
the genuineness of his Republican sim
plicity, tho sincerity of his love of country
and of his countrymen, the rugged
strength of his character, tho exceptional
power of his trained Intelligence, the wise
thoughtfulncss and boldness with which
he Is grappling problems of government
when smaller and selfish men would tem
porize; then the people of the president's
own state will do their duty by him as
lie Is doing his duty by them, and will
send representatives to congress at the
coming election who will stand by him
nnd work with him for the good of the
Praise for Congress.
Mr. Hoot said the people of the coun
try have reason to be well satisfied
With the ability, sense and duty, and
honest patriotism of the Fifty-seventh
congress, and there was no reason for
a change. Certainly no reason is to bo
found in a desire for the curbing of
trusts, for un effective treatment of
labor troubles, or; for a revision of the
tariff. Continuing, ho said:
Our Democratic friends talk as If f-ome
capitalists Fceuiing unduo piollts, and
some tariff provisions becoming outgrown
with changing conditions and Rome still),
born contests oetween employers who
wish to pay less and wage earners who
wish to bo paid more for labor, where
now and strange phenomena, threaten
ing our social and political system nnd
calling for desperate and revolutionary
remedies. They are not now or strange or
threatening. They are but reappearances
in slightly varied forma, of s-oinu of tho
difficulties which have always accompa
nied material prosperity siuco the begin
lne of successful enterprise. I'nfuir an.l
oppressive trusts, so-called, urn weeds in
the garden of prosperity and these can bo
weeded out. Hut in ourbhur nnd lvmi.
luting these combinations 0f capital which
are Injurious to tho public, either because
they monopolize the maikut or the sources
of supply or tho avenues of employment
or prevent competition unfulily and op.
Picsstvely, care must bo taken not to stop
great enterprises which luivu legitimately
ltduced tho cost of production, not to tuku
America out of tho race m' competition
for the market of the world, not to closa
the mills and mines, not to throw mill
ions of workmen out of employment and
vlloprlvo tho farmer of bis market fur
i ' raw material of manufacture,
'ana oylla complained of are an out
growth of tho process of Industrial duvol
opmont of tho ugo.
There has been greater progress in pro
duetlve power dining thu 1,1st century
than nny in a hundred years before, Thu
total number of wage, earners In Urn
United States employed In manufacture
in ISoO was M7.0W. in WW it was MKJ.w).
'1 he wages paid to tlieni Increased from
Ky,.ouo,uo) in iwo to w:.m,m.m in iwa;
that Is say, about live (lines tho number
or workmen received about ten times tho
"mount of wages, or wages just about
doubled dining tho fifty years, On the
other hand while ?.V!;i,wio,ooo Invested lit
n5'lctl!!'e '" Wj0 1,;,a wed to $,83.-.,.
Ooo.ono In Ituo-owy dollar of capital ao
invested 11 1900 received Jess thin one
third of the return that every dollar of
the capitul received In JSM. Thus while
tho returns of capital ecm great be
cause they are massed together and tho
returns of labor seem small because they
me scattered, capital's proportionate
uhare of the now wealth Is constantly in
creasing. Thti Itepubllcan party proposes to leg
V'ite und curb and tmouress the bad
trusts tathnr than to destroy the good ami
the bad together, and, with them, the
piosperlty which brings such beneficent
results to all our country. The only fed
eral law to accomplish this result tho
Sherman act was passed by it Republican
congress against Democratic opposition.
Attorney General Knox after ciitoful
study has given his opinion that thnt law
can be extended and made more fur
1 caching and effective.
On Labor Troubles.
Addressing' himself to the continual
ly recurring contests between capital
amriabor, Mr. Root spoke of the con
tinual approach towards a good under
standing of the terms' and relations
which tire dictated by a recognition of
mutual and reciprocal Interests. Said
tho speaker:
If you will look buck at tho condition of
the railroad business at Ulo time of the
Debs riots, then consider the relations
since established between tho railroad
owners and tho associated engineers, lire
men, trainmen and conductors under tho
leadership of Mr. Arthur. Mr. Sargent,
Mr. Clark and Mr. Morrlssey, you wilt
seo a striking Illustration of the progress
to which I refer. Another good illustra
tion Is to bo found In the agreement made
tho other day between the tin plalo man
ufacturers and their workmen, In which
tho workmen voluntarily agreed to a re
duction of wages In order to enable tho
manufacturers to underbid foreign com
petitors for the contract to supply tin
cans for tho Standard Oil product.
Another llustratlon Is the agreement be
tween employers nnd employes for tho an
nual adjustment of wages throughout tho
greater part of the bituminous coal Held.
The more intelligent the parties nre, tho
more readily such relations arc reached;
and as wo are ah growing more intelli
gent, all learning all the time, the pros
pect is not dark but bright.
When our president, In his brave and di
rect way, noting out of his deep feeling
for the needs of bis people, undertook to
get coal for them against the coming win
ter by urging the substitution of peace
for war In tho anthracite region, Mr.
Hill In New York, and Mr. Olney In lios
ton condemned him; but I have nn idea
that the people of this country do not
agree with them, and I have an idea also
that his action will prove In tho end to
have resulted, not merely In getting tho
coal, but in making a valuable contribu
tion to the peaceful and reasonable pro
cess of development I havo been describ
The Coach of Princeton Toot Ball
Team "Weds Williamsport Girl.
By Kxrlusire Wire irom The Associated Tresi.
Philadelphia, Oct. SO. Miss Eleanor
McXeely, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Knox McXeely, was married
today to Garrett Cochran, of Williams
port, chief coach of the Princeton foot
ball team. itov. Dr. Foley, of -Williamsport,
performed the ceremony.
Miss Florence MeNeeley, sister of the
bride, was maid of honor, and Langdon
Lea was best man. The bridesmaids
were Miss Avis Cochran, of Williams
port, sister of the groom; Miss Ida
Riley, of Washington; Miss Virginia
Chauvenot and Miss Almira P. Mc
Xeely. The ushers ineliu.,..",",liarle.s Cochran,
of Willlnmsporl; Addison X. Kelly,
Xew York: Davis Elklns, of Elkins.
W, Vn.; George Peterson and Richard
P. McXeely, of this city; W. Orville
Hlckok, Ilarrisburg: r. Lyon and
Henry Parsons, "Williamsport.
Being Investigated by the Police nt
Reading, Mass.
By Kxi'hialtc Wire from 'ilie Associated I'resi.
Reading, Mass., Oct. 30. The police
in their investigation of the death of
the woman whose remains were found
near here yesterday under circum
stances pointing to murder have found
a man who has partly identified the
body as that of his former wife.
It has- been learned that this man Is
Sam Weingert, of Boston, and that the
police found upon the woman's body
a murluge certificate bearing his name.
Weingert Is a Hebrew peddler. He
says that the woman whom he mar
ried lived In Baltimore, but that the
wedding took place In Cincinnati, about
15 years ago. Weingert obtained a di
vorcer about twelve years ago. Wein
gert says that bis 'wife was weak
mentally. She went by the name of
Mary Meurs,
Addresses a Political Meeeting at
Morristown, N. J.
B.v Kxulusbi' Wire from The Associated I'tess.
Morristown, X. J,, Oct. 20. Former
President Cleveland spoke here tonight
tit a political meeting held In Lyceum
hull, Special trains brought hundreds
of people from other cities and towns in
this vicinity, anil Mr. Cleveland was
given an ovation.
Following the meeting there was a
non-partisan reception to Air, Cleve
land, at which about two hundred
prominent residents of this city were
Suicide by Hanging,
11 Kteliulvt Wile from 'flip Associated 1'rni.
Lancaster, Pa pet. 3(i. Mrs, lsaau G,
Simmons, aged " years, committed suicide
by hanging at her liuma hero today, A
duughter who la critically ill with typhoid
fever, was ministered to by the woman
at noon after which sho was never seen
alive. Her body was found suspended
from a tatter in tho cellar tonight by 11
neighbor. Brooding over her daughter's
Illness Is believed to have prompted the
deed, Her husband Is employed at the
Brill Car work, Philadelphia.
The Vote Must Be Certified.
Uy Kxcluslvo Wile fixuii The Associated ITes.
Ilarrisburg. Oct. SO, Secretary of tho
Commonwealth Qrlcst has Issued written
instructions to thu commissioners and
protbnuotarles of the vaVlous counties of
the state,, that tho return of tho voto of
next Tuesday'!) election must be certllled
so that each party shall receive credit for
tho votes polled und that tho votes of
candidates whose r.ames appear In more
than one column on tho ballot must not
be lumped.
Six Rounds Are Fulled Off with
Even Honors for the Pugs,
By Kiclmhr Wire bom The AocUtrd l'ic.'l.
Philadelphia, Oct. HO. Peter Maher,
and "Philadelphia Jaok" O'Hrlen, spat
red six rounds tonight at the Penh Art
club with even honors. The men 'were
in line condition and the bout was a
determined one from start to finish.
In the second round Mulier Moored
O'Brien with a heavy right hand blow
on the Jaw, hut O'Brien was nit Ills
feet In an Instant, Jabbing Maher three
times In the face. During thu first
three rounds O'llrlen took the Initiative
devoting most of ills attention to'
Mailer's face. He used his left to good
advantage and occasionally varied the
straight punches on the head und neck
with right hand swings to his oppon
ent's stomach.
In tho fourth round there was a lively
exchange of blows, Mailer reaching
O'Brien's Jaw several times, Both
men tried to make it a finish In the
last round. Mulier delivered a smash
ing blow 011 O'Brien's eye nnd botli
countered nit the Jaw. Kach played for
the face during tho entire lound. In
the early part of the contest Maher
tried body blows, but found them In
effective and followed O'Brien's ex
ample by leading for the head.
Business at Ponce Is Suspended.
Federal Club Plred On Shoot
ing in a Theater.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Pits:
San Juan. Porto Rico, Oct. 30. Poli
tical rioting at Tonco was renewed
yesterday evening. From nine to eleven
o'clock the city was in the hands of a
Itepubllcan mob, 'allegedto have been
aided by municipal police. The Federal
club was fired on. One man was killed
and several were wounded but not
fatally. The rioting was renewed to
day. Business at Ponce Is suspended.
Another man was killed during to
day's attacks of tho Republicans,
which began early this morning, and
a number of men were severely wound
ed. The rioters announced that they. In
tended to attack the Federation of
Labor club and another club during
the day, which caused the close of all
tho stores in Ponce.
A Spanish dramatic company which
bad been playing at Ponce applied to
the Spanish consul for protection and
it Is reported that the consul com
municated with the Spanish minister
at Washington. Shooting nnd rioting
occurred inside the theater Tuesday
evening and since that day the com
pany has been unable to perform.
Third Annual Meeting Held at
Pittsburg Many Speakers.
tiy Kxrluslrc Wlie (rem The Associated Cress.
Pittsburg, Oct. 30. The third annual
meeting .of tho Pennsylvania congress
of mothers began here today. Miss
Elizabeth U. O'Neill, president of the
Pittsburg Kindergarten association,
made the address of welcome. Her
address was responded to by Mrs. Fred
eric Sehoff, of Philadelphia, president
of the Pennsylvania Congress of Moth
ers. Reports of the various delegates were
then heard.
At the afternoon session, "William E.
Moehan, of Philadelphia, spoke on
"Special Schools as a Preventive of
Reformatives." At the mass meeting
tonight Judge J. II. Beitler, of Philadel
phia, addressed the session. Dr. II.
J. Price told of the "Work in Dela
ware County"; .Mrs. Frederic Sehoff
spoke on "Special Xeeds of the Court,"
nnd Mrs. Alice Montgomery, 011 "One
Year's Work In Philadelphia."
Renewal of Disturbances Between
Union and Non-Union Men. '
By i:.clusUe Wire from The AasocUtec Press.
Paris, Oct. 30. A renewal of minor
disturbances between strikers and itou
Htrlkers was reported today from the
mining districts. At Denaiu, the strik
ers demolished a coal yard, broke the
windows of buildings and sent u threat
ening letter to the mayor. At Lens,
there was also much petty destruction
of property.
At Dunkirk fourteen arrests were
made, and It Is expected that many
more will follow as a result of tho re
cent disorder there. The national com
mittee of the Miners' Federation bus
adopted a resolution asking the miners
to stand together and' insisting that the
tompaules shall unitedly accept arbi
The Senator Addresses n Large
Meeting of Republicans.
bf Kicliibhe Wire Horn The Aioocittrd I'lW,
Hertford, Pa Oct. 30, Senator Pen
rose addressed a large meeting of Re
publicans here tonight.
His address was chlelly confined to
national issues und he made a profound
Impression by the manner in which he
called attention to the great era of
prosperity and the direful results that
would ensue by placing Democracy In
power, He ably defined the position of
the Republican party towards capital
nnd labor, and showed that u continu
ation of tho Republlcun party was
needed for tho benefit of both.
Accident Due to Carelessness,
8 Kxiluiive Wire from The Aisociatcd Vitit.
I'atsklll, N, Y Oct. 30.-I.ust night P,
Uecker und (leorge Dlekmnn, employes of
tho Alsun Cement works Ht Alsou, visited
Saugertles. While there DIckman Hour
Uhcd a revolver which was discharged ac
cidentally. Tho bullet struck Decker and
ho dropiA'd dead. Dlckmau was so over
'rome with grief that ho tried to shoot
himself, but was prevented by bystanders.
Pensions Granted.
By Excluint Wire trom'ITie Associated l'rn.
Washington. Oct. 30. Charles Knelbler,
of Wllltes-Hnrre, has been granted a pen
sion of JS
The British Railroad Head Predicts
an Era of Prosperltu tor
the Isla d.
Optimistic Report on Crop Condi
tions Made nt Meeting of Cuban
Central Railroad in London The
American Administration and the
) Franchise Laws Commended.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'resi.
London, Oct. 30. At a meeting of the
Cuban Central railway, limited, today,
the chairman, J. AVhlteVTodd, spoke en
couragingly of the political nnd eco
nomic prospects of Cuba, in spite of tho
present depression In the sugar trade.
He said tho new government inaugur
ated in Cuba under American auspices
was proceeding most satisfactorily from
the standpoint of the British Investor.
Perfect quiet and confidence prevailed.
Assuming the passage of the Ameri
can reciprocity bill, coupled with tho
favorable influence of tho Brussels
sugar convention, there was every rea
son to expect a great business revival
in Cuba, and tin era of general prosper
ity. The best information now pointed
to the sugar crop being at least equal
In quantity to that of last year.
Referring to the promulgation of the
new railroad laws, prior to tho Ameri
can evacuation of the Island, the chair
man said the American authorities had
showed every disposition to act fairly
toward the invested interests of the
railroads, lie thought the revised laws
were not only not prejudicial to the
company, but that they constituted ad
ditional protection for the company's
Entire Family Will Leave the
Jackson Place Quarters Some
Day Next Week.
By Kxclii-ttc Wire from The Associated IVess.
Washington, Oct. 30. Many of Presi
dent Roosevelt's personal belongings
were removed today from the tempor
ary executive quarters on Jackson
Place to tho remodeled white house.
Tonight the president Is using the
room formerly occupied by Lincoln,
Harrison, and at times by other presi
dents. Tlie room has been refitted en
tirely. Next week the president's fam
ily will return to the white house and
the temporary quarters on Jackson
Place will be relinquished, both as tho
residence of the president's family and
as the business olllces of the chief ex
British Forces Will Be Collected in
About Two Months.
fly K.clilsle Wire from The AsOLl.ited Prcsn.
Aden, Arabia, Oct. 30. Col. Swayne,
the Rrltish commissioner In Somallland,
has reached Herbera in safety. His
wounds are doing well.
Xo further movement of the Rrltish
troops against the Mnd Mullub will be
made until a large force Is collected,
which will be about two months hence.
There Is no doubt that the Somali lev
ies showed the white feather In tho
recent lighting.
Colonel Cobbe Is In command at Ho
hotle, Somallland, where the guns have
arrived. The garrison there is not
Railroads nt Chicago to Grant In
crease of About 12 Per Cent.
By Ilxchuhe Wire hum The Associated I'lest.
Chicago, Oct. 30. Demands of tho
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen for
Increases In wages will he replied to by
the railroads entering Chicago before
(ho end of the week. The local com
mittees of tho brotherhood mot last
night and made reports.
All announced that tho roads will
grant, the demands, and that they pro
bably will settle with the union befotc
the llrst of tlie month, It Is the general
Impression that the increase granted
will be In the neighborhood of 1L' per
cent. This probably will bo accepted,
Senator Jones -Visits President.
Uy Kxilusbe Wile from The Associated I'resi.
Washington, Oct. SO. Senator James K,
Jones, of Arkansas, chairman of thu Dem
ocratic national committee, called on tho
president today, lie remained with Air,
Jtoosevelt a considerable time. As he left
ihn white housu. liu said that ho called
'merely to pay his respects to the presi
dent and to congratuiuiu nun upon tin
recovery from his recent injury. He ad
mitted having talked polities with thu
president, but added that this bus no
special significance,
. 1
Oyster Bay Postofilce Closed Sunday,
n Kxclmhe Wire froiu'i'lic Associated I'fess.
Washington, Oct, 30. First Assistant
Postmaster General Wyneo has ordered
tin) postofilce at Oyster Hay, Long fsl
and, closed on Sundays, beginning Nov,
i, Oyster Hay was opened Sundays Inst
summer to uccommodate tho newspaper
correspondents located there duilug Pres
ident Itoosovelt's vacation.
Nicholas Noonan Killed.
By Excliuhe Wire from The Associated press.
Philadelphia, Oct. 30. Xlcholas Xoonan,
Democratic nominee for state representa
tive In tho Twenty-second district, coni
posed of two wards of this city, was' in
stantly killed today on 'the Pennsylvania
railroad at Frankford Junction, a suburb.
Ho was a freight conductor and fell un
der the wheels of an engine.
He Shows Interest in Battle Flags,
Visits St. Mark's School.
By Kxelushe Wire from The Associated Press.
Uoston, Oct. 30. The' Crown Prince
of Slum, act;oniiunled by his brother,
Prince Chakrabonsge; 11. II. D. Pierce,
third assistant secretary of state; their
aides nnd secretaries, this morning
cnlied at the state house und the city
hall, to return tho visits of Governor
Crane and Mayor Collins. At the state
house tho party was met by Adjutant
General Dalton and escorted to the ex
ecutive department, whore greetings
were extended by Governor Crane and
his staff. Tho prince spent a few min
utes exchanging courtesies with the
governor, and then wns shown to the
chamber of thu house of representa
tives, which ho and the members of
his party greatly admired.
Afterward they .passed through Me
morial hall, nnd evinced Interest In the
state bnttlellags. The party wns pho
tographed on the steps of the state
house, and then wns driven lo the city
hull, where Mayor P. A. Collins re
ceived. The formalities complied with,
the prince was driven through the
parks, returning to the Hotel Somer
set for luncheon. He left at I o'clock
for Sottthboro to visit St. Mark's school.
He Is Tendered a Reception nt His
Hotel Mass Meeting at the
Academy of Music.
By Excitislre Wire from 'Die Auociattd Tress.
Reading, Oct. 30. The Pennypacker
campaigning party arrived In this city
late this afternoon. A special reception
committee mot them at the station. At
7 o'clock this evening, Candidate Pen
nypacker was tendered a reception in
the parlors of his hotel by a reception
committee consisting of over live hun
dred citizens.
A mass meeting was later held at the
Academy of Music. The building was
crowded. "William Rick, of the Berks
county bar, presided. Judge Penny
packer devoted his speech largely to
showing how the "Pennsylvania idea"
had dominated the policies of the coun
try over since the founding of the gov
ernment, why this was the greatest na
tion on tho globe, and tho influences
that this state had always exerted in
national affairs. It was his belief that
prosperity could continue only under
Republican rule. The Democrats, he
said, made many senseless charges, but
their reasons for a change were devoid
of argument. The other speakers were
William I. Schaeffer, of Chester, nnd
Congressmen Morrell and Adams, of
Many Music Hall Proprietors Give
in to Avoid Strike,
lly Inclusive Wire from Tho Associated lMv.
Paris. Oct. 30. The strike of the
members of the theatrical orchestras
began this noon. The strikers assem
bled at the Labor Exchange, bearing
bass violins, drums, trombones and oth
er instruments. Although the theater
managers announced their purpose of
lighting the strike, a number of them
already have, yielded rather than risk
the loss which would ensue from a
protracted struggle. Most of the large
music halls und cafes have yielded, and
their orchestras have returned to duty,
though a number of the halls are giv
ing performances without orchestras.
The prefect of police, having been ad
vised of the intention of the strikers
lo Invade theaters und wreck the In
struments of Substitutes, posted 11 large
force to preserve order at the threat
ened places of amusement.
Last Public Appearance in the Con
test Prior to Fight with Corbett.
By Kxelushe Wlie from The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 30. Terry
McGovern, the ex-champlon feather
weight, has been matched to meet
.Sammy Smith, tho clever feather
weight of this city, to box six rounds
at Industrial hull on Friday evening,
November 7,
This will be McClovern's last public
appearance In n contest prior to his
light with "Young Corbett" for tlie
championship, Tho contest will be
given under tho direction of Kennedy
and Powers, and Johnny Kokhardt will
referee the bout.
Body of the Second Mate of the
Lockwood Found on Bench.
By Kxi'luMte Wire Irom The Associated I'rras.
Ashtabula, O,, Oat. 30. The badly de
composed body of Second Mate John C.
Hrotz, of tho steamer Lockwood, which
foundered twelve miles off this oort
during a heavy storm jn the evening
of October 13, has been' found tin the
beach near here, liretz, with nlno other
members of tho crew, left thu sinking
vessel in uu open boat,
The latter, It Is supposed, was
swamped in Iho terrillc sea and nil nt
the men dtowned,
Court Asked to Appoint Special Ses
sion in Philadelphia.
11 Kuluilvc Vi'Uf from The As-oclaled Press.
Pittsburg, Oct, 30. Tho petition of
Henry Flanders, John Cudwalader and
others, asking the justices of the Su
preme court to appoint one of their
number to hold court In Philadelphia
on election day, was presented to tho
Supreme court today by ex-Judge
Thompson, of Philadelphia,
The court held the matter under iuU
General Miles nt Manila.
By Kiclushe Wire from The Associated Tress.
Manila, Oct. 30. The United-States army
transport Thomas, with Lieutenant Gen
eral Miles and his party on board, anch
ored in Manila harbor tonight. The
Thomas left San Francisco October 1, and
culled at Honolulu and Guam
$03,497,180 FOR WHITE STAR.
Stockholders Get Ten Times the Par
Value of Their Shares.
By Ktclmhc Wire from The Associated Press.
London, Oct. 30, It was announced
ofllclully today that the purchase price
of the White Star Line paid by the In
ternational Mercantile Marine company
is $o3,4!7,lS0, o'r which $15,730,180 is pay
able in cash, $2.1,174,000 In preference
shares and $lL',iS7,000 In common stock.
The shareholders thus receive over $"'0,
000 for each $1,000 share.
Xo particulars were given out today
at the olllco of J. P, Morgan & Co., as
to the basis on which the White Star
stock was paid for. As the White Star
stock has always been closely held and
is not. listed it was not possible to learn
positively here what the actual or book
value of the stock Is.
The par value of the stock is 1,000
per share, so that according to the dis
patch the stockholders receive, of
course, at the rate of ten to one, of
which about one-third Is cash and the
other two-thirds In preferred and com
mon stock of the American company,
so that what the White Star stockhold
ers really receive or will receive de
pends upon the value of the American
company's stock. Steamship men fa
miliar with the real values of the sev
eral companies and tho basis on which
control of the companies In the com
bination was acquired said that it was
well understood on the other side, and
here, too, in Inner shipping circles, that
the W.hlte Star company had got a
little better terms than the other com
panies: that the builders of the White
Star ships had really made the bargain
for tho stockholders, and that the cash
payment represented a little morecon
servatively speaking, than the value of
the ships bought, and that whether the
stock of thu American company was
worth anything or nothing, tlie White
Star stockholders were really on vel
vet, as whatever they might eventually
realize on their American stock would
really be so much more gain, which
might be regarded as representing their
good will, etc.
The Members of the Fourth and
Eighth Have Returned Home.
By Etclushe: Wire from The Associated Tress.
"Wilkcs-Barre, Oct. 30. The 'Fourth
and Eighth regiments, which have been
stationed In the Wyoming valley for
some time past, broke camp today ,ttul
returned to their homes. The Ninth
regiment will break camp tomorrow.
The entire coal region is now peaceful.
The only place where trouble Is .looked
for Is in the Lehigh region, whei;e tho
individual operators and the miners
have failed to come to an agreement.
Some of the troops may be kept in that
section until the miners return to work.
This was a busy day at all the mines
working and the output of coal was
President Mitchell has cancelled bis
engagement at Baltimore, -where he was
booked to deliver an address next Sun
day evening. The chief ofllcer of the
United Mine "Workers now awaits a call
from the investigating commission now
at Scranton. .Mr. Mitchell said tonight
that ho might go to Scranton tomorrow.
The D., L. and W. Station Burned.
Delaware House Damaged.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Stroudsburg, Oct. 30 Two explosions
in succession, between 12 and 1 o'clock
this morning awoke the residents of
the Delaware "Witter Gap near the de
pot. They found on rising that the
Delawure, Lackawanna and "Western
railroad depot was on fire. The build
ing was totally destroyed, together
with some freight and express matter,
as was the lilsbing residence on the
river side of the tracks opposite the
depot. ,
The famous Delaware house was bad
ly damaged by heat and water. The
total loss by the lire will be near $10,
000, fully covered by Insurance.
Maria Romano. Convicted.
Dy C.whishe Wire from The Associated Vren.
West Chester. Pa.. Oct. :M Mniln 11
Romuuu, a young Italian woman of Avon
dale, near here, was today convicted of
murder In tho second degree for killing
Michael Impereall. Tho woman claimed
that Impereall hud slandered her, and she
slabbed him with a stllleto. Coun.Acl
agreed on a second degree verdict.
Three Persons Cremated.
lly DvcludV'J Wlro hum Tlie AocUeJ Prejs.
Milwaukee. Oct. 3D. An Evening Wis
consin special from lllkhorn, Wis., says;
"William WIckliiKson, aged lii: Albeit
"Wlcklugsoii, a brother, nged L and Julia
Wlcklngsou, a sister, aged 3.1 years, were
found burin d to death lit their home ten
miles west- of hum today. Tim Wicklug
Ko'ns were well-to-do furmtTX."
Trolley Car Collision,
lly llsclinlie Wlie from 'he Assoilated I'resi.
HiilTlsburg, Pa., Oct. 30. Lulu this af
ternoon two trolley cars collided on tho
West Falrvlow und .Marysvllle Traction
company Hue, fatally Injuring Ko-s
Jaii.-i-'. iiiotoriiiuii, of this city, and pain
fully Injuring George Allemau. the olh t
uiotoi'umu, about lh head. Several pass
engers wero also slightly Injured.
The Eighth Arrives Home,
By Kuluslie Hire fiom 'Ihe .ociatfil Press.
York, Pa.. Oct. SO.-Company A. L'lKhth
leglineiil, Xatloiuil Guard of Pennsyl
vania, -returned home tonight from their
three months' service In tho coal region
and were accorded a warm welcome, a
fund hud been raised for tho purpose, '
The reception Included a parade, hr.i
worlis a baunuct and speeches.
Steamship Arrivals.
Uy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Now York, Oct. 30.-Clcart!d: Celtic,
Liverpool. Sailed; Ia Suvole. Havre.
Southampton-Arrived; Southward!;, Now
ioru; st. a.ouis, ow voik. liueenstowu
-Sailed: Teutonic, New York. Havro
Arrived; La Touralne, New. York,
Immense Plantations Wined Out bu
Flames and Smoke from Vol
cano at Santa Maria;
Cable from the Castles Indicates
That the Finest Coffee Plantations
in the Country Have Been Ruined.
The Volcano of Santa Maria,
Which Has Been Quiet for Many
Years, Has Shown Signs of Un
usual Activity Eruptions Threat
en Every Living Thing Within th
Reach of Its Fumes.
Dy Kxcluslte Wire from The Associated Press.
San Francisco, Oct. 30. The entire
coffee zone of Guatemala has been de
stroyed by Humes and smoke from the
volcano at Santa Marin. Eruptions
threaten the destruction of every living
thing within reach of the fumes and
lire that pours from the burning moun
tain, according to a cable to Castle
Bros., Importers, of this city, received
from their coffee plantation In Guate
mala. Only meagre details are given.
"Last Monday," said Louis Hirsch, oC
Castle Pros., "I wired to our represen
tatives there asking for news of the
eruption of Santa Maria, and last night
I received In reply this cablegram:
" 'It Is true. Enormous losses. Prob
able volcanic eruption. Coffee zone de
stroyed. Our lives are in danger.
Further reports will follow.'
"The coffee district referred to," said
Mr. Hirsch, "are the Casta Cuso and
Costa Granda. They are the finest
plantations in the country. If the cof
fee district is destroyed, as the cable
seems to indicate, one-third of tlie eT-o'i)'"
Is most likely Involved.
"The volcano of Santa Maria is lo
cated between ltetiilhulen and Quezel
tenango. The towns In the neighbor
hood most likely to be destroyed are
San Felipe, Muzatenango and Quezel
tenango. The volcano has been quiet
for many years.
"I was in the district last April, at
the time when earthquakes racked Iho
country. Xo volcanic eruptions accom
panied the (iiiukes, however."
Anxious to Hear Colombia's Verdict
on His Hold-Up of Treaty.
By Kxiliislve Wlie fiom Tlie Associated Press.
Washington, Oct. 30. It developed
today that Senor Concha, the Colom
bian minister, Is growing restive under
the delay of his government In giving
him further Instructions In answer to
bis despatch regarding the conditions
which havo risen since the forwarding
of the letter directing him to proceed
with negotiations for a treaty with tho
United States affecting the right of
way for the Panama canal. He has
sent several requests foe this Informa
tion without avail.
The legation officers, However, ate
moved to the belief that the despatch
of Secretary Hay to Minister Hart,
sent on Tuesday, will have the effect
of accelerating matters, and that an
early adjustment of the questions
which are delaying final action on the
treaty may be looked for.
Much of the delay has been occasion
ed, so it Is learned, by the attitude of
Governor Saluzar of Panama, who has
been writing numerous letters to the
legation hero and these more or less
Influence Mr. Concha, In postponing
action on his Instructions.
Hudson Valley Non-Union Crews
May Cause Trouble,
tly f.xclulte ire from Tlie Associated Press,
Saratoga, Oct. 30, It Is announced
that tho Hudson Valley Railway com
puny will resume Its trolley service be
tween AVaterford and Troy this after
noon over leased lines of tho United
Traction company.
As the Hudson Valley employes are
non-union men and those of the trac
tion company are union men, who havo
threatened to strike, National Guards,
men will uccompany ih Hudson Val
ley cars into Tiny,
An Outing Day in Virginia.
Uj Kiclusire Wire from The Awlate, Cress.
Washington, Oct. !!u. - I'rcsldent Roose
velt and a biuall party will Umvm hero to.
morrow on un outing of a day or two In
Vhgiuia. It Is probable sonn- ol the bat.
tlt'tleltls of the Civil war will uO'vUited,
Luull data for October so, l:xi.'.
Highest temperature ";' degrees
Lowest tumperutui'u :'5 dcgiee:'
Itelatlvo humidity: ,
5 a, 111. ' Pel' cent,'
6 p. 111, ,.,.., ' ii-'i' cent,
Precipitation, -t Louts euiKtl .) p. in. ,
truce. "
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-f for Filday and Saturd.iM IC.isU'rn 4
-f Pennsylvania Full" and warmer 4.
4- Friday; Saturdaj fall j fi -sh aouth-
4- west winds, .
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