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SCRAiNTOX, PA.. THURSDAY MOjKNJNC, NOVEMBER 18, 1902.
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THE UNION PiEA
Operators Insist That The Demands
of the Miners Transgress the
Limit ol Arbitration.
THE ANSWERS TO
MITCHELL ARE UNIFORM
oal Road Heads All Insist That No
Proposition for Joint Wage Agree
ment with Miners' Organization
Shall Be Entertained Say Limits
to Earnings of Employees Are
Self-imposed The Agitators Are
Wholly Eesponslble for Discon
tent. ily Exclusive Wire from The AssoriJtcd Press.
Washington. Nov. 12. That the
nnthraclte mine owners will teslst to
the utmost every effort to make the
recognition of the fulled .Mine Work
ers of America iin Issue In the arbitra
tion which Is now in progress Is made
evident by the replies to the statement
of John Mitchell, cm behalf of the min
ers, which have been Hied with the
strike commission. There are live of
these answers in addition to that of
President Baer, which was given out
yesterday, and all dwell with emphasis
on this point. They also agree In re
sisting the demands of the miners for
tin increase of pay for piece work, a
reduction of hours for time work and
for the weighing rather than the meas
urement of coal.
Recorder Wright left for the anthra
cite regions today, taking these replies
with him. In addition to the state
ment made for the Heading company
by President Baer the list comprises
the replies of the Delaware and Hud
son company, the Delaware. Lacka
wanna, the Hehigh Valley, the Penn
sylvania and the Scranton Coal com
pany. The statements made for the
J.eblgh Valley and the Pennsylvania
companies cover the same ground as
the other statements.
D., L. & W. Reply.
The leply for the Delaware and Lack
awanna company is signed by W. II.
Truesdale, president. He says that the
company owns twenty-five anthracite
collieries and employs 12,000 workmen
In this branch of its business. As to
recognition of the union, he says that
in the proposition made by the com
pany for arbitration one of the express
conditions was that "the findings of the
commission should govern the condi
tions of employment between it and its
employes." He adds:
"This company unciiuivoeally asserts
that It will tinder no condition recog
nize or enter Into any agreement with
tlie association known as the 1'nlted
Bline Workers of America or any branch
thereof. Nor will it permit said associ
ation or its officers to dictate the terms
and conditions under which it. shall
conduct its business."
Mr. Truesdale says that he is reliably
Informed that SO per een- of his em
ployes were opposed to the strike, but
wore forced to enter upon it by a ma
jority vote of tlie mine workers In other
fields. Mr. Truesdale follows closely the
Hues of Mr, liner's argument as to the
dissimilarity between the work in the
anthracite mines and thut In bitumin
ous mines. He declares that it Is Im
possible to adopt a uniform rate to be
paid to the miners for a unit of coal
mined at all mines. The declaration
also Is mndo that lh. anthracite miners
as a rule do not work as many hours a
day as do the bituminous, miners, and
the opinion Is advanced that If the
wages of the anthracite miners had
been less than that of other working
men they would have found employ,
nient elsewhere, which they did not do.
On the point of general prosperity ho
says that prior to the Introduction of
agitators and mischief-makers the an
thracite workers wore on an average as
prosperous, comfortable, and contented
ns any body of workers in similar em
ployment In this country. Tho wages,
it Is added, are. such that frugal em
ployes have saved a substantial amount
The SO Per Cent. Demand.
Mr. Truesdale resists the demand for
a reduction of 20 pur cent. In hours of
labor, saying that no branch of busi
ness employing thousands of men can
hope to compete successfully in the
markets of the world if its hours of
labor are restricted,
Uo declares that there Is no unjust
discrimination In the weighing of coal,
us it Is measured rather than weighed,
and he asserts that the demand Is "out
of all reason, and Its effect, so far as
this company is concerned, Is a demand
for an additional increase in the wages
now paid miners of from B to 40 per
rent," The present method of measure
ment is declared to bo the result of long
usage, and fair to .all concerned.
President Olyphant, of the Delaware
nnd Hudson company, In his reply, de
clares that tho wages paid by his com
pany are just and adequate, He also
sas that "those of Its employes who
perform contract or piece work as a
matter of their own volition, work
only about Ms hours u day and take
numerous .holidays, without the con
sent or approval of this respondent,
nil their earnings, by hours of actual
work ure, therefore, much higher than
Ihosn in any similar employment."
Denial is made of all the allegations
In connection with tho demand for
shorter hours, and Jt Is contended that
jqicli a reduction necessarily would in
crease the price of coal. While admit
ting that the mine owners sell their
coal by tha ton, ho says that the coal
thus, sold Is a very different article
from that tukon out of the mine.
''"" ho contends against the change
from the present system of $ tnient to
that of paying by the ton. ?,
President Olyphant also ta
Hon to the proposition to art
question or the recognltlol
miner' milnti. 'I'lils oimo
placed on the ground that thiglganl-
ratlon seeks to control the ell g 1 fuel
supply of the country: thnf-itrf the
union Is unincorporated It is Incapable
of making n binding contract, and that
the association has shown Us inability
to control Its own members. He says
his company has no desire to discrim
inate against members of the union.
President T. P. Fowler speaks for
the Scrunton Coal company anil the
Klk Hill Coal and Iron company. He
says they own ten collieries and work
S.Oilti hien. He asserts that If the av
erage wage earned by the anthracite
pieceworkers Is less than that paid to
workers In other employment It Is be
cause "they fix their own hours of
Julior and the amount of their earnings
without any regard of the Interests or
wishes of their employers, and In to
tal disregard of the earnings and wel
fare of every other class of employes."
He declares that the men In the
mines do not work to exceed four or
live hours a day. All other charges
made by Mr. Mitchell are combatted
and on the question of miners' unions
Mr. Fowler says:
"We deny that agreements between
employers and employes through work
liigmtn's organizations are beneficial
and successful In the bituminous coal
fields or elsewhere, and assert that any
such agreement as a method of regu
lating production would be and is In
jurious to the best interests of tlie
Headquarters of the United Mine
Workers to Be Transferred to
By r.ki'lirtitp Win- from 'I lie Associated TrcM.
Wllkes-Barre, Nov. 12. There was a
busy time at mlners5 headquarters to
day. President Mitchell was holding
conferences all day with delegations of
miners, his lawyers and members of
the executive boards of the United
Mine Workers. Tlie case of the miners,
as it will be submitted to the arbitral
tlon commission, which meets at .Scran
ton, Friday, was gone over carefully
by the executive heads of the miners'
union, the attorneys and the expert
miners who were summoned here es
pecially for that purpose. District
President Fairy with a delegation of
ten miners from Shamokln, arrived in
town at noon. Their testimony as to
the condition of mining in their region
was taken down by tlie lawyers and
afterwards submitted to Mr. Mitchell.
The evidence collected by President
Mitchell in behalf of the miners is very
voluminous and covers every possible
point that may be raised when the
commission sits. President Mitchell
and his official family will "break up
house" tomorrow and remove to Scran
ton. The chief officer of tho miners
union has made his neadquar.ters in
WUJtes-Parre since May 111. tie will
now make his headquarters hi Scran
ton and remain there until the com
mission completes its work, when lie
will return to national headquarters at
Indianapolis. President Mitchell and
the other executive officers of the min
ers' union declined to discuss the re
plies of the presidents of the coal car
rying roads to the statement filed for
the miners with the arbitration com
mission. GREAT FIRE AT KWANGSI.
Many Chinese Burned to Death.
Christian Alliance Mission Un
scathed Boxers Are Active.
By Exclushe Wire torn The Associated Tress.
Victoria, B. C, Nov. 12. Mall advices
from China report a fire at Kwellln
KwaiiKsl, causing great loss of life and
property, Tho lire, which originated in
u firecracker shop, spread and burned
several hundred houses. Many Chinese
were burned to death.
The lire burned houses all around the
Christian Alliance mission, which was
unscathed. The result of this freak of
tho lire Is that many Chinese have since
come to tho missionary to be baptized.
In Sze-Chimu the Boxer movement
still progresses. The Boxers have plun
dered all the villages between Sze
Chuan and Cheng-Lu and In one place
massacred 1,700 Catholic converts. When
the last ajlviees were received at Shang
hai from Clieng-Tu-Yungse It was be
sieged by Boxers and the gates of sev
eral cities nearby wore kept closed. On
October 1 two parties of Boxers entered
C'hcng-Tu, flourished knives and waved
Boxer Hags. Tlie people were panic
stricken and lied In confusion, hut the
prompt arrival of tho garrison resulted
In tho Boxers being driven from tlie city
with u heavy loss, and eleven, Including
a woman looked upon ns a prophetess,
were captured and beheaded in .front of
one of tho yumeiis.
A proclamation has been posted at
Clieng-Tu offering 100 tools for the head
of each Boxer captured wjthlu the city,
By Kxclujlte Wire from Tlie Associated Tress.
New York, Nov. 12. Arrived: Oceanic,
Liverpool. Cleared; La Lorraine, Havre;
firemen, Bremen. Sailed: St. Louis,
Southamptrn; Teutonic. Liverpool. South,
ampton Arrived: St. Paul, New York.
Lizard Passed: Rotterdam, New York
for Amsterdam. Liverpool Sailed; Geor.
glaua, New York; Majestic, New York via
Quecnstowii. Blow J load Passed: Oor
manic. New York for Quecnstowii and
ARMY PROMOTION SLATE.
Young to Succeed Miles Others
Who Will Be Advanced.
By F.xelnshe Wire from The Astoclatnl Tress.
Washington, Nov. 12. The slate for
promotion!) fo the rank of major gen
eral to fill vacancies caused by retire
me'nts which will take place next year
has been arranged, There will be
three vacancies, General Hughes re
tiring on April 11, O'lieral Davis on
July 2(J and General Miles on Aug. S.
General Miles, as lieutenant general,
will be succeeded by Major ("ienerul
Young. The brigadiers to be promoted
to be major generals are .tames F.
Wade, Samuel S. Sumner and Leonard
Wood. These men are now the three
ranking brigadier generals In the or
(loneral Wade lias been a brigadier
general since May. 1S!I7, and has seen
many men advanced to the higher
grade, while he has remained station
ary. It Is presumed that he will suc
ceed General Davis In command of the
It Is expected that Colonel II. Ilas
brouck, of the artillery, will be made a
brigadier general and retired, and that
Colonel F. Moore, of the c'avalry, will
be selected for a longer service.
'DESIRED FOR NINES
Recommendations in the Annual Re
port of the United States Mine
Inspector of New Mexico.
Ily Kxcluihe Wire (mm The Akoeiatni l'reM.
Washington, Nov. 12. The annual le
port of the United States mine inspec
tor of Npr Mexico recommends that a
commission, composed of experts In ex
plosives, be appointed to experiment
and produce a nameless explosive for
use in coal mines; restrictions on the
present general practice of blasting coal
without cutting or undermining to give
a line of vantage or weakness for the
shot to break to, and renews the rec
ommendation amending the federal
laws so as to make all persons em
ployed about ic coal mine liable to
prosecution for breach of the provisions
of the law. The last named recommen
dation is based on the statement that
a large majority of the accidents in
coal mines are due to the gross negli
gence, of the miner himself.
There were seventeen fatal accidents
In New Mexico coal mines during tho
year. The total number of tons mined
In the territory was 1,132.94. a total of
60,(143 tons mined for each life lost.
A Pleasant Journey Through Ohio.
Crowds Assemble at Stations to
Greet Chief Magistrate.
By Exclusive Wire from Tlie Associated Trees.
Cincinnati, Nov. 12. President The
odore Roosevelt is speeding down
through Kentucky tonight on liis way
to Mississippi for a four days' bear
hunt. The place selected for the hunt
is some miles from the railway, and
Is in the region which was formerly
the favorite hunting ground of General
Wade Hampton, the famous leader of
the Confederate Black Horse. The
president does not anticipate the
pleasure of killing a bear so much as
the pleasure of a few days' complete
recreation in the woods. On the arri
val of the president's train at Memphis
tomorrow, he will be joined by Presi
dent Stuyvesant Fish, of the Illinois
Central railroad, and John McElhenny,
of Louisiana, who was lieutenant In
the president's regiment during the
Spanish war, The train will then pro
ceed to Smedes over the Mississippi
and Yuzzo railroad. It will be held on
a siding until next Wednesday, when
the president will return to Memphis.
'Pills president's trip across Ohio today,
was pleasant, but uneventful. Despite
the fact that the Itinerary had not
been published In advance.crowds weru
waiting at almost ull the stations, and'
there was plenty of cheers as the
train swept by. At severul places he
stood on the renr platform and waved
his hat. At Dennlson, where a stop
was made he addressed a few remarks
to the crowd, After expression of his
appreciation of the kindly greeting ac
corded, he said:
"It Is a great pleasure to come here
In your beautiful state; to Jiuve passed
tlirough Pennsylvania, as I have, I
liave not merely the hope, but the be
lief., that our people, as a whole, will
so handle themselves that the good
times wo aro now enjoying may be
continued; that we shall be careful
not to mar them by foolish action und
at the same time will have the fore
thought to cut out any oyll that ham
pers the development of the good."
(Cheers and applause),
The only stop between Dennlson and
Cincinnati was at Columbus, where a
stop of fifteen minutes was made to
change locomotives. The gallery at
the station, overlooking the tracks.was
crowded with people. Dr. AVashlngtoti
Gladden and Generul Axllne greeted
the president and he stepped out of his
car here. After a brief chut with them,
the president went forward and shook
hands with the engineer and fireman,
who were leaving at the end of their
run, and thanked them for the safe
Journey from Columbus.
After the president had greeted the
crowd that was held outside of the
gates he returned to the rear end of
the depot, escorted by a crowd an 1
again saluted the engineer and other
trainmen as he passed them. As the
train pulled out, the president bowed
his faruwell acknowledgements, Thi
train left here on schedule time and s
expected to reach Memphis at U.2Q
o'clock tomorrow morning.
Marconi Telegraph Company,
Toronto, Nov. 12. Tile Jlurconl Wireless
Telegraph company of Canada, limited,
with an nuthoilzed capital of Jj.QOO.Ouo, litis
been Incorporated by the provincial secretary.
ft New Process In Gas Manufacture
Discovered bu a Pitts-
WILL INTRODUCE THE
GAS POWER ENGINE
By the System Coal Is Distilled and
Water Gas Is Generated Simultane
ously In One Process One Ton of
Coal Yields 25,000 Cubic Feet of
Fuel Gas, at a Cost of Twenty
seven Cents Importance of the
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Pittsburg, Nov. 12. A revolution In
light, heat and power is promised as
the result of a new process in gas
manufacture designed and recently per
fected by C. II. Miller, a mechanical en
gineer of this city of thirty years' ex
perience In gas manufacture. Mr. Mil
ler's process produces fuel gas of S to
10 candle power and of heat unit value
of rG3.(i at a cost, based on Pittsburg
coal and labor prices, of only one and
two twenty-sevenths cents a thousand
cubic feet. This gas will give a. G0
candle power light when used with an
incandescent mantle on a gas Jet.
By the addition of two gallons of oil
for each 1,000 feet for the purpose of
enriching the gas for illuminating pur
poses the cost is Increased to 14L' cents,
and the yield is a 20-candle power light
of heat unit value of 763. C. Coal Is dis
tilled and water gas generated simul
taneously in one process. One ton of
coal yields 23,000 cubic feet of fuel gas,
at a cost, Pittsburg prices, of $1.43 $1
for the coal and 43 cents for labor and
this cost Is reduced In virtue of the
following by-products: 600 pounds of
coke, worth 45 cents; 10 gallons of tar,
worth 40 cents, and ammonia liquor
worth 30 cents, making the net cost of
tho gas 27 cents for 23,000 cubic feet.
The oil used for enriching purposes can
be added with hardly measurable In
crease in the labor cost.
A .company capitalized at $1,000,000,
and including a number of Pittsburg's
wealthiest and shrewdest business men,
has been formed to develop the Miller
process, which has been practically
tested at Irwin, Pa., for a year and
found workable. This company already
has contracts for erecting gas plants In
upward of a dozen cities, the latest
being In Wilmington, Del.
Tlie Importance of this method lies
less in its probable effect on gas prices
for lighting purposes than In the im
mense Impetus it promises to give to
the general introduction of the gas
power engine, displacing steam. When
23,000 cubic feet of gas can be made at
a cost of only 27 cents, tlu day Is near
at hand when In most small manufac
turing plants steam power must retire,
to make way for electricity generated
from a dynamo turned by power from
a gaS engine.
The opinion of Andrew Carnegie upon
the Miller process Is worth repeating.
When last In Pittsburg he was shown
tlirough tho plant at Irwin and pro
nounced It the greatest accomplishment
of the decade.
CHOLERA AT MANILA.
The Dreaded Disease Makes Its Ap
pearance Among the Members of
the Fifth Infantry.
By Exclusht Wire from The Associated Tress,
Manila, Nov. 12. Cholera made Its
appearance yesterday among the men
of a detachment of the Fifth infantry,
which Is stationed here, Seven men
have already died and a. number of
others are seriously III.
The detachment of the Fifth infantry
In question had been placed on guard
along the Maraqulna. river, whence Ma
nila receives Its water supply, as It was
deemed necessary to protect the stream
from possible pollution. The cholera de
veloped while the men were on this
It was believed that cholera had en
tirely disappeared from Manila, and Its
re-ippearauce has created feelings of
Cliarles Grether Must Hang.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Stroudsbiug, Pa Nov. 12. Charles
(irutlier, who murdered Adam Strunk, on
September 21, ISO.', Is to hang, this being
the decision of the Supremo court In re
fusing to grant a new trlul, which was
HHked for by the defense after he bad
been convicted of murder In tho first du
give, in our lower court, (iretber will
not be informed of th decision until to.
inoriow. Already indications have been
received for tickets to witness the execu
tion. Shot by Her Husband,
11 KjihiiUe Wiie fiom The Associated Press.
Washington, Nov, 12, Mis. Carrie. Hill,
the proprietress, of a boarding houso who
whs shot by her husband, Benjamin (J,
Hill, last Saturday aflei noon, .died tdduy,
Jealousy was the motlvo for the crime,
Hill Is a city guide, Is ."$ years of usso
and a veteran of the civil war. Be Is
DEATHS OF A DAY-
Bjr Ku-luslte Wire from The Associated Trees.
Toioato, Out., Nov. l'. 'Thomas Mow
bray, the sculptor, well known hi llio
Pulled States and Canada, was today
found dead in his bed of heart disease.
New York. No 12. Profensor Nicholas
Reed, of Columbia university, died' today
at his home In this city of pneunumhi."llu
was head of the-department of .physics
and had held thu position for thlrty-ciuht
years. Tho professor us born in Dan
buiy, Conn., In 1S31,
THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL
Sessions Began at Albany YeBterday
and Will Continue for One Week.
By Cxchi'Uc Wire from The Asioilatrd Tress.
Albany, N, V., Nov, 12. The general
missionary conference of the Methodist
Kplscopal church began In this city
today and will continue for one week.
During that time tin- various appro
priations for missionary purposes will
bo decided on and reports will be pre
sented from the mission districts. Near
ly all of the bishops of the church and
delegates from every conference dis
trict are In attendance. An address
of welcome on behalf of the Methodists
of Albany was delivered by the Rev, 10.
P. Stevens, after which the work of
organization wus proceeded with.
After an extended discussion, It was
deckled that the money at the disposal
of the conference for missionary pur
poses should be apportioned during the
coming year at the ratio of 57 1-2 per
cent, for foreign missions, and 42 1-2
per cent, for home missions.
The report of the treasurer was read
this afternoon, It showed the cash re
ceipts for the year ending Oct. 31, 1H02,
to be $1,3I3.297.!)3. The receipts for the
previous year Were $1,233,186.03.
THE COURT RULES
Supreme Bench of Pennsylvania
Makes Radical Changes in Laws
Governing Admission to Bar.
By l!t'luivc Wire from 'the AssocLitot Tress.
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 12. The Supreme
court of Pennsylvania yesterday pro
mulgated new rules to govern admis
sions to the bar, completely revolution
izing the system In force for more than
a century. A state board of law ex
aminers, composed of live members, is
established. Admissions on law school
diplomas are abolished. Registration Is
required at the commencement of the
course of three years' study, but a pre
liminary examination must be first
pnssed in Knglish literature, universal
history, history of England and the
United States, arithmetic, algebra, ge
ometry, geography and Latin, Caesar,
Virgil and Cicero. The three years of
preparation after registration must be
passed either in an approved law school
or by the service of a bona-fide clerk
ship in a. law office.
This action of the court was taken as
the result of a memorial presenetd on
behalf of the Pennsylvania Bar asso
ciation by a committee composed of
Samuel Dickinson, chairman; Lucietf II.
Alexander, secretary; "United States At
torney General P. C. Knox, former
Pennsylvania Attorney General AY. T".
Hensel, George Wharton Pepper, S. P.
Wolverton, Robert Snodgrass and John
M. Harris, representing various sections
of the state, and is the culmination of
an aggressive fight waged for eight
years by the best element to raise tho
standard for admission to the legal
ANNUAL MEETING OF
THE NATIONAL GRANGE
Grand Master Jones Calls the Rep
resentatives to Order in the State
Capitol at Lansing, Mich.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Lansing, Mich., Nov. 12. Grand
Master Aaron Jones called the annual
meeting of tho National Grange to or
der In representative hall at the state
capitol today. After the appointment
of a credentials committee, the grange
Immediately adjourned until this af
ternoon when Grand Master Jmea read
his annual address. Delegates from
twenty-six states are attending the
meeting and they will be In session
until late next week.
In his annual address Grand Master
Jones congratulated the order on the
wonderful degree of prosperity It has
enjoyed during the past year. An Im
portant part of the work of the order,
ho declared, was to make the farming
Industry more Important anil profitable
und expressed the opinion that the cost
of production can be reduced from 10
to 23 per cent, und the aggregate pro
duction of the farms of the United
States increased from BO to . 100 per
cent, by the adoption of the best meth
ods. The causes of present unsatisfactory
conditions were said .to bo many and
Master Jones enumerated excessive
charges and discriminations- In trans
portation, exorbitant storage charges,
large commission shortages, unequal
taxation, local and national dealing In
options on boards of trade, trusts,
adulteration of food products, olllclal
oppressive, severity. Many of these
causes were said to bofostered and
protected by leglslatlveiPiactmont.
Farmers were advised to provide for
thu salo of their products in such
maimer as will secure them what just
ly belongs to them and to this end
Muster Jones recommended thut the
farmer should never lose control of his
property until It Is needed for con
sumption. Tho following recommendations In
the lino of national legislation were
The extension of free rural mall de
livery so as to place It on a par with
the delivery In cities; postal savings
banks; election (if United States sen
ators by the people; u constitutional
amendment giving congress power to
regulate and control trusts und other
combinations; enlargement of the
powers of Inter-stute commerce, com
mission; regulation of the use of
shoddy, pure food laws: provision for
the extension of markets for products
equally with manufactured articles;
enactment of an anti-trust law clearly
defining what acts on tho part of any
corporation would be detrimental to
public welfare; speedy construction of
the Nicaragua capal by the United
Stutes; speedy construction of a ship
canal connecting the Mississippi river
with. the. Great lakes, and the latter
with the Atlantic oceau
NINA DANFORTH SENTENCED.
Will Serve a Year and Nine Months
for Killing Andrew J. Emery.
By Kxohmhe Wire from The Associated Tress.
Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 12. Nina Iv.
Daiiforth, the deformed Fraiulnghani
girl, pleaded guilty here today to man
slaughter In causing the death of An
drew .1. F.mery, whom she shot ,and
killed at his home In South Kraniliig
ltum un May 17 last. It was claimed
that Kmory had led the young woman
to believe that he was In love with
her and would murry her and that she
shot him upon learning that lie had a
wife nnd children,
She was sentenced to serve a year
and nine months in the Cambridge
House of Correction,
The, prisoner heard the sentence
without apparent emotion. Mrs. Km
ery, the widow of the man who was
killed, who occupied a seat In the wit
ness box, burst Into tears.
Few cases In this state have attract
ed more attention than this one. Miss
Danforth, a child In appearance be
cause of her deformity, although 23
years old, on learning of .Emery's faith
lessness, went to Ills home at midnight,
and, While his wife and four children
were in the house, shot lilni after hav
ing called him to the door. He fell
dead almost in tlie arms of his wife,
who followed him down the stairs.
For months the lawyers In the case
have been considering how proceedings
should be conducted, for It was claimed
on account of Miss Danforth's physical
condition, as well as because of her
mental suffering through the allegedj
perfidy of Ihnery. it was doubtful if a
jury would sustain a charge of murder.
The matter was not decided until today,
when the lawyers came to an agreement
that a plea of guilty of manslaughter
should be entered and that It should
be accepted by the prosecution,
ATTITUDE OF THE
They Will Thoroughly Consider the
Currency Question Speech by
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
New Orleans,' Nov. 12. The attitude
of the American Bankers' association
toward the currency question was fixed
today. No decisive stand was taken
on the question of assets currency or
branch banking, It being considered
unwise to act until a solution of the
question shall have been evolved, but
a proposition wras made for the ap
pointment of n committee to consider
carefully the entire subject.
The same resolution stated the asso
ciation's approval of a law Imparting
a greater degree of elasticity to the
currency system, to make It responsive
to the demands of the business interests
of the couptry.
The discussion of those questions to
day were very thorough and interest
ing. Kx-Comptroler of the Currency
Charles D. Dawes, Congressman Charles
N. Fowler and Fditor Horace White,
of the New York Evening Post, were
leaders in the discussion. No two of
them agreed fully, though Mr. White
was on the side of the question cham
pioned by Mr. Fowler.
Mr. Dawes made a vigorous speech
against a permanent system of assets,
currency, though he approved the Idea
of an emergency currency.
.Mr. Frames' effort to get the con
vention to go on record against the
proposition failed, as his resolution was
sent back to the executive council,
Congresmun C. A. Pugsley and Willis
Payne, of Now York, concluded the
day's programme with nddresses on
"An Emergency Currency."
Mr. Pugsley said lu part:
It behooves tho bankers of this country
and the legislative bodies of the country
to prep.uo such an emergency currency
as will take tlu1 pl.ico of clearing house
certificates and relievo the distress which
attends not only n.gieal panic, but mov
ing of the crops and the undue contrap
tion of tliu cnneiicy resulting from tho
iiccuniiiliitlons from customs deposited hi
the Pulled Slates treasury, which oc
cur almost periodically each year,
Various plans have been evolved for
the reform of the monetary system, and
a number of bills have been Introduced
in congress dining recent years for the
purpose of giving yreatcr elasticity to the
I do not behove the American pooplo
are yet ready for an assei cutivney, pure,
and simple, or for such a radical de
parture in our currency system us is pro.
viiled In tho Fowler bill, l believe, how
ever, that an emergency currency en
grafted upon our present system, might
prove beneficial, mid would also test the
working of an asset currency, to which
wo may have to come when the govern
ment bonds are no longer available as se
curity. Such an emergency circulation,
I bollove, might bo had, if the present law
should bo amended so as to penult all
national banks holding mivernment bonds
as security for circulation to Issue. 10 per
cent, additional ciirrencs on tho amount
of bonds deposited with the secretary ot
the treasury, the same to b taxed at tlm
ruto of 3 per cent, per annum, and nleo
providing that all banks having a surplus
land equal to :0 per cent, of their capllat
should lwi authorized to Issue 10 per cent,
of as-set currency, to no secured by up.
proved bonds or by bills receivable spcci.
flcally set apart for that puriiom, as in
the Hank of France.
Howard Guilty of Murder.
By Exchube Wirr from The Assotlxttd I'rti.
Bile, Pa., Nov. 12. Hrnehl llowiud, of
Carry, was found guilty of minder In tlm
second degree this evening for the kllliusr.
near that city on May 2 lust, of an old
soldier named Henry Haddock, whom he
had enticed Into the woods for tho pur
pose of robbery,
Miners Will Work Nine Hours.
By Exclusive Wire from The Assoclited TrtJ.
Wllkes-Barre, Noy. 12. In older to In
crease tho coal production tho Lehigh and
Wllkes-Barre Coal company has posted
notices at ull of its collieries that be
ginning tomorrow miners will work nine
hours Insteud of eight.
SENT TO CUBA
The Tarllf Expert Has Been Com'
missioned to Examine the Con
dition of the Island
PALMA DESIRES AN
Objections to Pending Treaty State!
Unofficially in Conference at tin
White House Today Cubans Feel
Able to Go Alone Now nnd
Threaten to Sidetrack Reciprocity
Unless Substantial Reduction Ii
By Kxtluiivc Wire from Tlie Associated Tress.
Washington, Nov. 12. An Important
conference bearing on the subject ot the
Cuban reciprocity treaty was held at
the war department today, the partici
pants being Secretary Hay, Secretary
Boot and General Tasker Bliss. The
latter was called into the conference at
Secretary Hay's suggestion because of
his expert knowledge of the existing
Cuban tariff. Before the conference at
the war department Secretary Hay hud
talked on this subject with Senator
Culloui, chairman of the senate com
mittee on foreign relations, and also
with Senor Quesada, the Cuban minis
Senor Quesuda was not able to sub
mit to Secretary Hay the draft of the
reciprocity treaty which has been under
consideration so long by the authorities
at Havana, as the document has" not
left that place.
Officially the United States govern
ment continues in ignorance of the ex
tent and character of the changes. If
any, which President Palma may desire
to make In the treaty. From other than
olllclal sources, however, has developed
pretty clearly the disposition of the
Cuban president In this matter. t
The cardinal objection of President
Palma to the treaty as it now stands Is
the Insufficient rebate of 20 ner cent,
proposed to be allowed qnChlban Im
ports Into the United States",raiidr"Sei:
retary Hay's purpose Js to ascertain, II
possible, how far he can yield In that
matter and still be able to rely upon
the suppoi't of congress next session
when the treaty is submitted. So far,
his advices do not favor any increase of
the rebates, and. Indeed, ho has been
assured by some persons with, whom he
has talked that under no conditions
would congress consent to any substan
tial increase of this rebates
Cubans Are Confident.
It Is understood that the Cubans, too,
are entirely unwilling to accept any
small Increase. In the face of a great
shortage in the European crop, and a
rapidly rising market, they have ac
quired confidence in their ability to get
along for an Indefinite period of time
without reciprocity with the United
States, and so it Is understood they nrn
showing nn Indifference in the prose
cution of the treaty negotiations, which
Is serving, In turn, to stimulate tho ef
forts of our own negotiators.
President Palma makes the point that
conditions have changed in Cuba, so,
that -whereas the 20 per cent, rebate
might have served when It was first
proposed, It would at present afford so
little relief as not to warrant the sacri
fice of Cuban revenues that would be
Involved In Its acceptance.
Secretary Hay bus determined tu
clear up that point, and to that end,
after talking with Secretary Boot to
day, It was decided that General Bliss
should be sent at once to Cuba to make,
a personal Investigation of the indus
trial situation and the fiscal possibil
ities of tho Island, So It Is improbable
that, pending his ritiirn, the state de
partment can advance the treaty ne
gotiations in any way.
SIX DAY WALKING MATCH.
Twelve Men Out of Original Starter
Remain in the Race,
lly i:rhnlK' Wire frum Tlie Associated Tiess.
Philadelphia, Nov, 12, Twelve mer.
out of thu twenty-live original starlets:
i uialn in the slx-d.iy go-as-you-pleas
race now in progress at Industrial hall
Dlneen, tlm leader, has Increased hit
lead to s.'Xteeu miles and Is going well
Thu score nt 11 p. m, fdllows:
Cartwright , 200
Tiucy , 277
Golden , -")
Sheltou ., , -'ID
Harrington ,,,,,., .,.. 2ns
P. Craig l!"i
Beachmont , IK
Bjr Kxi'lutlte Wire from '1 lie Audited Tress.
At PhlUdelphla-PlilludelplIia, id; Of.
augo Athletic, club, 0.
,ESTERDAY'S WEATHER. A
Local data for Nowi.iber 12, liioi;
Highest tumperutuio ...,,,,,,,,. t degree
Lowest temperature, ,,,..., 41 dcgreuif
h u, m 89 per cent, i
i p. in 76 percent,
Precipitation, :i hour. anded S p. m,
1,UC , 1
H HH -r;t,f
-f Washington, No.. 13. Forecast
-f for Thursday and Friday: Eastern
4-. Pennsylvania Clomly and cooler
-f- Thursday; Friday fair; fresh north-
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