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Fifteen Hundred pclcoates at the
Twentu-clQhtli Annual
' Convention.
A Note of Warning Is Sounded Tho
Country Too Prosperous and the
Time for Caution Has Arrived We
Must Either Beduco Volume of
Traffic or Increase Facilities for
Handling It Cause of Speculation.
A Credit Currency Suggested to
Make tho American Banks the 3?cst
in tho World.
llj ExclnsUc Wire from The Asociled Presi.
Now Orleans, J-.ii., Nov. 11. Tho
'wenty-elghth annual convention of
.lie American Hankers' association to
lay began a three days' session. " Fif
teen hundred delegates had registered
at headquarter;) tonight, in addition to
nearly COO visitors and ladles. The
first day's session was opened with
prayer by Kov. Dr. Beverly Warner,
and then addresses of welcome fol
lowed. President Hewlett replied to
the welcome and delivered his annual
address. '
The formal business, which consist
ed of tho reception of reports of otll
eers and committees was then taken
up, after which Comptroller of the
Currency W. E. Itidgley spoke of the
change in banking conditions.
Mr. Ridgeley's Address.
Mr. Itidgely said in part:
t have recently seen a statement that
tho profits of tho operation of one of
tho groat railway trunk lines arc being
reduced by too great a density of trat
11c and too largo a volume of business.
Heretofore it had been found that as the
volume and density of tralllc Increased,
the cost of operation, and particularly thu
cost of conducting transportation, was a
much smaller proportion of tho gross
earnings, and, In consequence, tho not
earnings increased mote rapidly than the
gross. Now, however, It Is found that
there Is a limit to this with a given plant
of tracks, terminals und motive power,
and that when tho volume and density of
traffic passes a eertaln point, tho slight
est delay or derangement of train move
ment spreads so rapidly and to far that
Jt more than proportionately Increases, tho
cost of operation and tho resulting net
earnings are less than with a smaller
gross amount. Tho general business m
tho United States and more particularly
iho financial and banking operations are
In much this same condition today anil
tboro Is danger in our situation from an
excess of businoss and a lack of machin
ery and facilities for conducting it. It is
becoming more and more apparent that
thero must bo some curtailment of opera
tions or increase in facilities cither by the
addition of now means or more efficient
lue of the old ones If wo would avoid
serious trouble, if not disaster.
Too Prosperous.
We now find ourselves in tho condition
f tho railroad embarrassed by the vol
ume of traffic. With all the machinery
uf exchange strained to Mm utmost to
keep up tho present rate, and with every
channel swollen to the full with the rush
ing tide, the slightest disarrangement
spreads at once, and is very far reaching
Jn its effects. AVe- must cither reduce tho
volumo of tho traffiu or add to our facili
ties for handling it.. In tho present condi
tion there is not a sufficient factor of
mi f toy and there is danger of the strain
exceeding tho limit of elasticity if it does
not reach tho point of ultimate rupturo.
There has boon no fulling off In rall
icad earnings; on tho contrary, they con
tinue to increase. The consumption of
iron and steel proceeds at a rato never
equaled before, and manufacturing con
cerns nt nil kinds are actively and profit
ably employed. Business failures are few
in number and small In size. TSero have
been but two failures of national banks
Inon Aug, :', 1901, and these woro or very
mnall banks which had been mined, if
not looted by their officers. Our farmers
arc now gathering and beginning to sell
thu largest and most valuable crop they
havo ever produced. They aro well sup
plied with money as a result of good crops
and high prices for the past few years.
Wholesale and retail business is good in
all parts of tho country, and the univers
al report Is tliut collections wero novel'
easier to make.
Time for Caution.
In splto of all Mils, tho banking and
financial situation Is looked upon with
considerable apprehension. Wo cannot
disguise tho fact that with reserves run
ning down, not only In the rescrro cities,
but In all the banks of Iho country, tin
hlluatlon is se.ilous and requires close at
tention and careful handling, Now is tlio
time for caution and care in bank man
agement. It Is In times such as wo havo
been having for several years that banks
get Into trouble. What becomes later a
bad lino tl credits Is apt to bo madn In
prosperous years, not when times uro dull
and business bad.
Cause of Speculation.
Thero has been a tremendous (.pociitn-
lon In stocks of all kinds, mid values
now are on a very high lovel. Tho
Fehciues of promotion and combination
havo been on such nu enormous scale as
in bo startling and bewildering. This Is
all so spectacular and sensational that it
attracts great attention in tho nowspnpers
and the public mind Is filled with stories
of great stock deals and enormous sums
mndo by speculators. Wo should remem
ber, however, that all this Is not tho
rntiso of our great prosperity nor Its
chief result, but merely an unavoidable,
if not neceshury, feuturo of It. It Is not
speculation which has advanced prices
mi much us It Is advanced prices which
have caused speculation, Itailroad stocks
havo gono up because wo havo four billion
dollars' worth of manufactured goods to
move. In consequence, railroad earnings
wero moro than SO per cent, higher in loi
than in li'JO. and tho tralllc of the rail
loads today is only Unit led by tho capac
ity of tho curs and motive power. A hll-llon-dnllar
steel combination was only
po&slhlo bocaiuo we woro producing "S..
Wt.OOO tons of iron oro; 15,MO,noo tons of
pig Iron; 13,000,000 tons of steel Ingots, ami
U000,ooo tons of finished steel a year, and
vero finding a ready market for it all.
May Have to Hest.
Nothing can prevent tho development
and growth of this country. Wo have all
the elements which aro necessary and a
great lead over all our competitors. Our
destiny was fixed when nil these un
equalled natural advantages wero placet),
nlde by side, and it only awaited for Its
fulfillment tho coming of our masterful
jaco of men who, for centuries, have been
bred and trained for such a career as is
before us. Tho final result Is absolutely
certain, but It nay from time to time bo
Impeded ond checked as it has been by
bad finance and by trying to do too much
in too short a time. It seems to bo in
evitable that wo should havo periods of
rest and recuperation. They aro unt to
4 most severe when wo havo beon going J
too fast. The puce wo have traveled for
the past five or six years has been a rapid
one, Tho signs aro not inching that It
should be moderated hoforo wo aro too
far siicnt. Thorn Is yet time, and with
prudence and care we should bo able to
avoid any lasting ill efTocts, I do not bo
llevo that the strain Is moro than we can
safely stand up to thin point, but It is
Mnio to paliso and consider. Wo have
prices for materials of all kinds up so
high Mint ilin cost of living has greatly
Increased, Wo havo been consuming our
available liquid capital nt a very great
rate and changing it to fixed capital
where It may bo unproductive for a long
time. Cost of piodtictlon has so In
creased that our bnlnnco of foreign trade
Is falling oft at tho rato of hundreds of
millions per yenr. Our bank reserves aro
low and the loans as highly expanded as
Is prudent. The situation hns lately beon
so acute ns to ronclor assistance from tho
treasury department necessary to glvo
somo relief.
Cumbersome) Federal Laws.
Ordinarily tho operations of our govern
mont finances add to our dlfllctllties rather
than help tho situation, nnd tho best that
the secretary of tho treasury can do
when called on to help tho situation Is
merely to undo some of tho harm which
has been dono by the operation of our
laws for tho collection of tho revenuo nnd
tho hoarding of "monoy In our treasury.
Tho Federal government, under existing
laws, continues to collect a largo surplus
revenuo and lock a largo part of tho
money collected up In Its vaults where It
Is no longer available for business. In If.)-,
there was in tho treasury as assets $lr,l,-
000,000. l)y 1S97 this had grown to $:MG,
000,000 nnd on Sept. 1, 1002, the treasury
bad In Its vaults as assets Ml 1,000,000, or
ono-olghtlrof all the money In tho United
Stutcs. It Is anything but a help to busi
ness to tfflto money from the people by
taxation, simply to lock It up in this
way. It Is almost equally harmful to
take money which Is needed for business
enterprises of all kinds and for which tho
people would gladly pay C or 0 per cent,
and buy bonds with It on a basis which
nets under lJ per cent.; nnd yet this
is the way tho secretary of tho treasury
can best undo the harm caused by tho
laws now existing. Something should bu
dono to moro nearly equalize government
teeelpU and expenditures. We should
years ago have changed our obsolete sys
tem so that tho funds of the government
can stay In the channels of trade and not
bo locked up in vaults by the hundreds
of millions.
The Weakest Point.
It is unfortunate, Mint tho weakest point
of our banking system Is In Its provisions
lor dealing with such a situation as
seems before us today. Nothing could
better Illustrate tho necessity for a more
elastic banking currency than tho de
mand for it at the present time. Our
banks havo been and are being culled
upon to furnish the currency and credits
necessary to move enormous crops, prob
ably the largest in volume and value the
country has ever produced. Wo have,
raised over ii,no0,000,ono bushels of grain
worth at least $1,SOO,000. and 10,000,000 bales
of cotton worth $Mi1,000,0'U. With tho oth
er vailed products raised the total value
will probably bo about $.",000,000,000. Tills
all for currency comes at a time when
all business is being dono on an enormous
scale. Of course this crop does not all
move at once and somo of it is u'eil
where It Is raised, but enough of It to
lequiro a very large amount of money
must be financed in somo waj; within si
few weeks. Much of it is done on bank
credits not requiring actual currency, but
the currency required Is enough in vol
ume to bo n largo and difficult matter to
handle each yenr. This year it has boon
moro so than usual and has been a cause
of considerable anxiety. In tho farming
states wheio this harvest is being gath
ered, there are' D,-J!I5 banks with SCO.'.OOti.OOO
of capital and $70,Cno.(w0 of surplus. The
people who want this money advanced
against theso valuable and readily sal
able products own lands valued at $U1,
674,000,000: have farm implements and ma
chinery worth $71)1.0110.000; live stockAi-orth
J3,O7S,0Oi), and raiso over $1,000,000 "voiln
of produce each year.
Arc Caused by a Weak, Unhealthy
Condition of the Kidneys, which
will Prove fatal If not At
(ended To. '
A Trial Bottle of Warner's Safe Cure,
the World's Greatest Kidney Cure,
Sent Absolutely Free to Every
Deader of tho Scranton Dally Trib
une, who Suffers from Kidney or
Bladdor Trouble,
Hrlght's disease, diabetes, rheuinallsm,
rheumatic gout, uric ncld poison, Jaun
dice, gravel, catarrh of the bladder, pain
ful passago of the urine, frequent desire
to urinate, especially In tho night: a dull,
drubbing ache In the small of your back,
paliiB In your groins and tho lower bow
els, sore joints nnd muscles, dizziness,
pains lu tho back of your neck, torpid
liver eczema and scrofula, yellow, sallow
complexion, coated tongue, tired, nerv
ous, worn-out fccllnc lack of energy and
amomon, aro an caused uy a wcuic, un
healthy condition of tho kidneys.
If you havo any of theso symptoms, or
if you fool badly, take Safe Cure, which
has a record of over U) years of success
ful cures of all these diseases; a freo
trial will convince you Hint it will cure
If In Doubt Hake Till Test.
Lot your morning urine stunl for twenty-four
hours in a glass or bottle; If
there, is a reddish sediment In tho bottom
of the glass, or If the urlmj Is cloudy, or
if you sen particles or germs Uoutlng
about In It, your kidneys are diseased.
If, after you havo mado tills test, you
havo any doubt In your mind as to tho
development of the disease In your sys
tem, send a sample of your urine to
Medical Dept., Warner's Safe Cure Co.,
ltochester, N,' Y and our doctors will
analyze it and send you a report, with
udvlco. free of any cost to you.
All letters from women read nnd an
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Beware of so-called kidney cures,
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from, relieving the1 sick, they are
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lie suie you get Warner's Safe Cure;
substitutes contain dangcious drugs.
Thero is none 'just as good" as Warner's
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Warner's Safe Pills move tho bow
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To convince every sufferer from diseases
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that Safe Cure will euro them, a sample
liottle ot this great kidney euro will bu
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s-amplo box of "Safe Pills," and a valu
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the diseases of the Kidneys, Liver and
Bladder. Willi a prescription for each dis
ease, and many of the thousands of testi
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All you havo to do is write Warner's Safe
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It's About the
Season to Interest
You in Winter Clothes
It's a habit we have, this talking about Clothes.
Sometimes we talk much louder than others, but whether
it's shouted or quietly said, you always rea ize it means
something. This time it's the $10.00 and $12.50 Suits
we are showing. We consider them the best that could
possibly be shown at these prices. We don't propose to
tell you they are worth $25 a suit, because they are not.
We do say, however, that the $12.50 Suits will compare
very favorably with some we have sold at $15 in previ
ous seasons. They are marked
plainly in our window . . . . .
$10 and $1250
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Overcoats that are built on the same exclusive
lines that is characteristic of all our ready-to-wear
clothes. All lengths, long, medium and short box.
Wants Credit Currency.
It would not bo any unduo expansion or
Inflation if these banks had tho privilege
of issuing in addition to their notes cov
ered by bonds an amount of uncovered
notes equal to say SO per cent, of their
covered issues. Call it credit currency,
as-set currency or emergency currency, or
what you will. A small tax will provide
a guarantee fund which will absolutely
protect tho noteholder and tne public. A
graduated tax and ample provision for re
demption will insure tho retirement of
these notes as soon as tho necessity for
them ceases. Such notes have boon found
safo and satisfactory in other countries.
They will be more so bore where we havo
abundant basis for the credits and a
groat need for such an improvement in
a banking system which, in all respects
but tho lack of elasticity of Its currency,
is most excellent. Thero has been no sys
tem of banks in this country as good as
our national system, and no system In
any country will be any better If wo
make this improvement, whh'h Is almost
an It needs. Our people believe In tho
national banks and well they may. Noth
ing could be better than tho quality of
their notes, which havo never resulted
In tho loss of a dollar to a noteholder.
The total loss to depositors since tho be
ginning of tho system Is about $3l,noo,0li0.
This Is only about 8-100 of 1 per cent, of
the average amount on deposit, and tho
smallest fraction of tho total amount of
dcnosltH handlnd. With nn iiuti,. ,
reucy wo need nsk for little moro im
provement in our national banks. They
would bo tho best banks in tho world,
John Johnston, vice president of tho
Marine National bank of Milwaukee,
spoke on "The Scottish Hanking Sys
tem," and Joseph D, Urown, president
of the Citizens' Nntional bank, of Itat
oiffh, N. C, spoke on "Tho Now South."
The convention then adjourned until
An informal reception was given tho
visitors In tho Palm pardon at tho St.
Charles tonight.
Tho trust section of tho American
Bankers' association met this after
noon niui heard thn reports of commit
tees and several addresses.
A. C Stewart, of St. I.ouls, spoke on
"Tho Trustworthiness of a Trust Com
pany," Clark Williams, of New York,
was hoard next on "Moro Adequato
Protection of Municipal Honds Through
tho Certification of Trust Companies."
W. O. Klltrcdge, of New York, fol
lowed. J. D. Drown, of San Fraunlsco,
spoko on "Tho Development of Trust
Companies on the Paclllc Coast,"
Those Who Would Serve the Mine
Workers Next Term.
By F.scliube Wire from The Associated I'rts
Shaniokln, Nov. 11. The names of
nominees for ofilces of tho United Mine
"Workers' District Hoard No. 9, whoso
convention will ho held at Mlnersvlllu
Dec, IS, were announced today us follows:
President, John .Faliy, Shaniokln;
vice president, Paul Pulaski, Mt, Car
melj secretary, George Hartleln, Sha
inaklu; treasurer, W. O. Yoder und
Patrick Smith, Shnmokln,
Twenty seven men wero named for
membership of tho executive board,
nine to bo elected. Tho election will
be held during tho convention.
President Euroute for Memphis.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'rv
New York, Nov. .-President Roose
velt, who delivered tho principal address
at tho Chamber of Commerce banquet
last night loft tho Waldorf-Astoria hotel
ut 11.15 for Jersey City. At that plaeo ho
boarded a special train bound for Mem
phis, traveling by the Pennsylvania rail
road for Pittsburg. The train left Jer
sey City at 12.13 a. m.
Concluded from Pago l.
ers ond mills instead of being supported
and educated upon tho earnings of their
parents beeauso of low wages of sucn
parents, or that such wuges aro below tho
fair ond just earnings of mine workois
lu this industry."
It avers that the state of Pennsylvania
makes large annual appropriations to
schools and that school districts levy lo
cal funds and that the laws provide for
compulsory attendance at public schools.
In tho county of Schuylkill tills company
paid for school taxes lu the year llhil, $S0,
000. The local fiohoo! boards are elected by
Iho qualified voters of the townships, bo
roughs and cities. The means of educa
tion provided by tho slate, through its
system of free schools and compulsory at
tendance, aro not fully utilized, because
of tho failure of tho local school boards
to enforce compulsory attendance, but
tho wages paid aro ample to Insure a good
common school education for all children
in tho coat regions desiring to attend
No boys arc employed in and about tho
mines and breakers In violation ot tho
statutes fixing tho ages ot employment.
in addition to provisions for education,
amplo hospitals arc provided for tho sick
and injured in the anthracite coal re
gions. This company avers Mint there Is not
nnywhero elso In tho world a mining re
gion where the workmen havo so many
comforts, facilities for education, general
advantages and such profitable employ
ment. Seventh Tills company denies that the
second demand, for a reduction of 20 per
cent, lu hours of labor without any reduc
tion of earnings for nil employes engaged
by tho hour, day or week, is neither just
or equitable, and avers that tho reasons
assigned In support of tho demand aro Im
practicable, In so far as they relate to tho
mining of anthracite coal. Tho certlllcd
miners, under present conditions, seldom
work eight hours a day. Tho greater
cost In tho production and preparation ot
anthracite) coal for market Is not tho
cutting of tho coal. Many employes aro
paid by tho month, the pumping continues
clay and night, tho machinery is expen
sive, and tho cost of coal Is largely con
dltional on tho collieries running full
time, Tho output, is entirely dependent
on tho quantity of coal a cortlllcd miner
Is willing to cut dally, and because ot Mils
it Is seldom practicable to work tho break
er full time.
Shorter Hours.
In general, wo deny that in.sofar as they
relato to anthracite mining, "Mm ten
hour day Is detrimental to the health, llto,
safety and well-being of tho niluo work
ers"; that "shorter hours Improve the
physical, mental and moral conditions of
tho workois"; that "shorter hours In
crease tho Intensity and efficiency of la
bor." It admits that tho tendency of national
and stato governments and of labor or
ganizations is toward Hliorter hours, but
denies that a working day of less than
ten hours is(too long, lint thero Is no ox
worknien engaged In and about tho an
thraclta mines and collieries, In somo
exceptionally exhausting work, a day of
ten hours is tool ong, but thero Is no ex
hausting labor which justllles a reduction
of hours of work In thu anthracite coal
Any Increase In wages will necessarily
Increaso tho prlco of coal to tho public,
restrict its use, and seriously alfeet the
ability of tho industries using it as fuel
to compote with tho Industries using bit
iimlnous coal; it will bear neavlly on tho
workmen und necessarily oppress tho g 'n
oral publlu and Injure tho geueial busi
ness of tho country. liccuuna of tho In,
jury to tho mines by tho striko of tho
United Mlno "Workers of America, tho
cost of producing coal has been greatly
Increased and a temporary advance la
prlco waB mado by this company, but It
will bo Impracticable to continue such in
creaso when mining operations become
Klglith This company, replying to the
third demand, says: That it bus hud no
disagreements with uny of Its employes
about the weighing of coal. The quan
tity Is usually determined by measure
ment; that when coal is mined by tho ton
it is customary and nnr,;a'ry to joat u.
Seen This $2 Shoe
It's the result of a little ar
gument we had with the shoe
makers of a very prominent
factory. We pointed out cer
tain improvements that were
admitted. The small extra
cost for these improvements
have not been added to our
selling price. Come in and
we'll point them out to you in
our corner show window
marked at
$2.00 a Pair
We ask your attention to
the double sole of this sh,o.e
solid leather all the way
through. Saves you buying
rubbers, because these shoes
are absolutely water-proof.
The uppers are cut from En
amel Box, Box Calf, Vici and
Velour Calf. You- can see
the style of last in our corner
$2.50 a Pair
i Complete Outfitters.
lowances for slato and Impurities. Put
this company does not mine by the ton.
It denies that there is anything unrea
sonable or unfair in the method it has
practiced In arriving at tho measurement
of tho coal from Its mines.
Ninth This company, replying to tho
fourth demand says: That tho United
Mine Workers of America aro primarily
a bituminous coal organization, that bit
uminous coal Is a rival competitor In tho
market with anthraclto coal; that over
since the advent of the United Mlno
Workers of America In the niithrncito
fields tho business conditions In tho an
thraclto regions havo become Inlolprnblo;
tho output of tho mines has decreased;
discipline hns been destroyed, strikes havo
been of almost dally occurrence: men
worked when and as Jhey pleased, and
the cost of mining has been greatly In
creased. ' y
Tho Mine Workers' Statement.
At tho Shnmokln convention nt tho
United Mlno 'Workers of America, re
ferred to in the statement, it was re
solved: "That tho United Mine Work
ers nt any colliery, when tho employes re
fused to become members of tho organi
zation and wear tho button, tho local gov
erning such colliery, after using nil pcr
suaslvo measures to got such employes to
join, und failing lu such shall have full
power to suspend operations at such col
lieries' until such employes become mem
bers of tho organization,"
Subsequently, to wit: On Mny K, the
United Mlno Workers of America Inaug
urated a utrlke, and by threats and in
timidation caused a suspension ot work at
all mines. Under date of Mny -I thy
Issued a formal official order rrqulrhifi
nil pumpmen, firemen and engineers to
desert their posts of duty, with intent to
force submission to their unjust demands
by tho destruction of tho mines, Uy
threats and violence they tried to proven t
other men from taking the places of the
firemen, pumpmen and engineers. Tim
said United Mine Workers of America
well knew that If this company did not
succeed In keeping the pumps going -thu
mines would bo so greatly Injured that It
would bo Impossible to mlno coal for
many months nftor tho striko ended, and
that by reason thereof tho workmen of
tho anthraclto fields would bo deprived of
employment nnd tho public bo mado to
suffer untold hardships because of In
ability to procure fuol during tho winter
In obedience to the strlkn and pump or
ders and tlio power expressly given by
Its Shumokln convention "o suspend op
erations at such collieries until such em
ployes becomo members of the organiza
tion" all manner of force and vlolenci
was used to prevent pumping of tho mines
to save them from destruction, and to
prevent ncn-unlon men from working,
Tho situation is well described in tho
proclamation of tho governor of tho state
of Pennsylvania, to which we beg to re
fer us part of this answer,
The Xaws Violated.
This company avers that ucts of
intimidation, of injury to persons mid
property and disturbance of tlio public
peace, woro contrary to tho law of tho
This company, further answering, avers
that the Jurisdiction of this commlslson is
limited to tho conditions nuincd hi tho
aiafaimwt At Ui4 coat '""""iv lircsJtleats.
by virtue of which the commission was
appointed, and that by express terms, as
well as by necessary implication, tho in
vestigation Is confined to matters af
fecting its employes, and excludes tho
United Mlno AVorkors of America from
any part or recognition in tlio proceed
ings, recommendations, or decisions of
Mils commission.
Further answering, it says tltat if and
when a labor organization, limited to
workers in anthraclto mines, Is created
which shall obey tho laws of tho land,
respect tho right of every man to work
whether ho belongs to a union or not,
nnd shall honestly co-operato with tlio
employers in securing good work, efll
ciency, fair production, and necessary dis
cipline trade agreements may becomo
And, further answering, thn company
says that It does not and will not dis
criminate against workmen nolonglng to
tho United Mlno Workois ot America, or
any other labor organization, so long as
they perform satisfactory work, and be
have ns law-abiding pcoplo should, bin
that tho company will at all times em
ploy any person it sees lit, and will not
permit nny labor organization to limit tho
right of employment to tho members of its
organization. Itespectfully submitted.
Tho Philadelphia and Pending Coal and
Iron Company, by
Georgo I Paor, President.
John I AVhaten, S. P. AVoIvcrton,
Pennsylvania Family Badly Scared
by Eecent Demonstrations.
By Exclushe Wire from The AasoclJtcd l'rM.
Now Kensington, Pn Out. IS, A
series of strange disturbances that
that have occurred In the homo of
Jacob Willery, n prominent and highly
respected farmer, who resides near
Mllllgantown, a small settlement in
Westmoreland county, a few miles fruni
New Kensington, has greatly nroused
tho residents of that community, and ut
the same time given belleft to the fact
that witchcraft and black art still ex
ists. Tho Willery fnmlly consists of
Mr. Willery, his uged wife, un Invalid
daughter, aged tlilrty-fivu; Mr, Wlllery's
uged sister, and a granddaughter, aged
about fifteen years, and nil nr them nt
a loss to understand the strange mani
festations that nro of almost dally oc
curreneu Jn the otherwise quiet farm
house, From what can be learned the un
canny things that nro making like
miserable fur this otherwise happy
fumlly aro so strange and mysterious
that one und nil uro full of the belief
that their home Ik the haunt of ghosts.
And the claim Is well founded, for Mr.
Willery who is a stout, hearty man,
possessing more than average intelli
gence, gravely asserts that ut one time
or another during the past yenr every
window In Ills house has been broken
by tho unknown agency, Fires have
been put out In the stove while tho
family wero seated In the same room.
Often while tho family were seated
around tho table, dishes would begin
Hawes Specials
Original and Exclusive.
Is the price.
The Values Are Incomparable.
At 305 Lackawanna Ave.
Green Trading Stamps,
flying In an unceremonious manner,
and on several occasions Mr, and Mrs,
Willery havo been struck on the face
and body by knives and forks, and
severely Injured.
On two different occasions a number
of boxes of matches havo boon pur
chased, they wero placed in a drawer
under the kitchen table, and In less
than one hour they were burned at
cither end and left uncharred In the
middle. At night the disturbances are
continued. Once while Mr. winery
was sleeping 111 a darkened room, hu
was awakened by a smarting sensation
on one knee, An investigation showed
that a perfect triangular mark had
been burned upon his limb. Studs of
burnt matches wero scattered ubout
his sleeping room, but no knowledge
can be gleaned as to how tho mys
terious marks came on his leg, At
oilier times chairs have been hurled
about the rooms and broken ami u
heavy couch, weighing over 110 pounds
was thrown the full length of tho
Tho only explanation the persecuted
fumlly can give for the awful state of
affairs that threatens to send them to
un untimely grave, if continued, Is that
about five years tigo a man, whoso
name tho "Wlllerys refuse to divulge,
camo to their homo and wished to trado
horses. While there he saw the II 1 1 lu
grandchild nnd seemed to havo taken n
strange fancy to her. Some time later'
ho returned, and, while attempting to
Induce the llttje one to go with him, he
Lubricate Your
riachinery by
Scientific flethqds
and snvo SIXTY PEIl CUNT, ot ex.
Wn make a specialty of proper lu
bikanls for proper purposed,
The Sanderson
Oil and Specialty J
1 Race Street, City,
was discovered, and threatened with ex
posure. The man flew into nn awful
ruge and threatened vongeaiic "upon
the whole family, und said hei would
wreck tho child's IIIV. The V.llerys
think this Js his method of keeping;, his
oath of vengeance, he having lifcome
familiar with tho arts said to have been
practiced In the olden times. ".
Tammany Secures Control.'"
Uf Ejctmhe Wire from'flie AuocUKil Vint.
Xcw York, Nov. 11. Tanmiany Hull to.
day secured control of the board of ul
ilermcn which had been controlled, by tho
Piiflonlsts hliicu January last. Today
four Fusion Democrats voted with thu
Tammany men against a motion to de
dure that Joseph Krulhili, a Fuslonlst,
had been rightfully elected a member
of thu boaul. Tho vote was II against
S3 lu favor of the motion,
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