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Controversy Between Miners and
Operators Likely to BTaken
Out of Commission's Hds.
Miners Are Offered a Ten Per Cent. Advance, Nine Hour Day
and Yearly Contracts Between Each Company and Its
Employes Must Guarantee Cessation of Strikes
and Molestation of Non-Union Men.
It is not only possible but very probable that tiie Anthracite
Strike commission has held its last session for the taking of testi
mony. Negotiations for the settlement of the matters in dispute be
tween the operators and miners, by agreement, arc now on.
The miners have been offered a ten per cent, advance in wages,
a nine hour day, yearly contracts between each company and its
own employes, and. conferences yearly between company officials
and a committee of employes to adjust grievances.
.The miners' demands substantially were :
First Twenty per cent, increase in wages.
Second Eight hour day.
Third Weighing of coal, where practicable.
Fourth Recognition of (he union.
The. operators' offer the following:
First Ten per cent, increase in wages.
Second Nine hour day.
Third Contracts between each company and its own employes.
Fourth Conferences for adjustment of grievances.
The miners, agree to negotiate on this basis, with the under
standing that the weighing of coal is an open question. They will
w'jfiivc the demand for recognition of the union, but .will .stand out
for a fifteen per cent, increase in wages.
In return the operators will demand that duly accredited repre
sentatives of all the miners shall give some guarantee of a cessation
of petty strikes and that non-union men shall not be molested.
The commission adjourned, yesterday at noon, for the ostensi
ble purpose of giving the opposing parties time to agree on what
facts they can agree are not in dispute, thereby saving the commis
sion time and labor, but the real purpose was to give the parties op
portunity to come together and eliminate every matter in dispute
and leave the commission with nothing to do but make recommen
dations for the avoidance of future controversy.
On Wednesday, Hon. Wayne Mac Ycagh went to New York
and Philadelphia. lie returned Thursday. That night, he, Chair
man E. B. Thomas, of the Erie board of directors, and Clarence S.
Darrow, leading counsel for the miners' side, had a conference at
Hotel Jcrniyn, which lasted until midnight. Mr. Mac Vcagh went
to New York again yesterday and it was thought would return
last night. He (lid not come however.
Just prior to the noon recess hour, yesterday, Mr. Darrow ad
dressed the commission and making an admission that the miners
had only fragmentary evidence to offer as to the matter of wages,
suggested that an adjournment be had to. give opportunity to the
accountants of both sides to work on the companies' statistics with
a view of agreeing on what facts would not be disputed and saving
thereby, a great amount of labor and time.
The commission was expecting the motion. Chairman Gray
had before him some typewritten manuscript and from this he read
as follows :
"Having said so much and acceding to the suggestion made by
you that this time be taken for the preparation of the documentary
evidence and for a possible agreement as to facts and figures which
would forward the work of the commission, the commission desire
to express the hope that an effort will be made bv the parties to
come to an agreement upon nearly all, if hot all, the matters now
in controversy, as well as upon these- documentary facts and fig
ures, and that they will adopt the suggestion heretofore made by
the commission to counsel on both sides that we would aid them in
such effort by our conciliatory offices. It seems to us that many of
the. conditions complained of, and which have been the subject of
our careful study and examination, might be better remedied by
the parties to the controversy approaching the subject in a proper
spirit, and with the purpose of fairly adjusting them. We hope,
therefore, gentlemen, that the interval of tiiucthat is now proposed
may be availed of with this end in view. Of course, in Use mean
time we shall proceed with the work before us as wc have bceuu
Attorney John T. Lcnahan, who with Joseph O'Brien represents
the non union men, opposed adjourning till tomorrow, as he
wished to cross-examine Rev, Dr. Roberts, who was then in the
witness box. Judge Gray consulted with the other commissioners
for a moment and then announced that an afternoon session would
be held to permit of this cross-examination, As the commissioners
were rising, attorneys for the big companies hurried to Mr. Lcna
han's side and talked with him in low tones. Mr. Lenahan disap
peared into the commissioners' consulting roorii, and, a few mo
ments later, Colpuel Mosely, the assistant recorder, returned and
asked the attorneys to wait to hear something Judge Gray had to
communicate. Judge Gray followed closely and announced that Mr.
Lenahan being content to postpone his cross-examination of Dr,
Roberts until this morning, the commission would not meet in the
Yesterday afternoon and last night representatives of the par
ties in interest were in conference relative to the settlement of the
strike disputes. This morning the commission will be asked to ad
journ the sessions until Dec. ". When the 'commission re-assembles
it is as good as certain that an amicable adjustment will have
been reached.
One of the primal factors In bringing
about the negotiations for amicable ad
justment was t! inability of the
miners to produce acceptable testimony
on the question of -wages, and tlio de
sire of the companies to bo saved the
necessity of presenting what they have
tn offer on this subject,
If forced lojjiolt, the companies pro
posed to put In evidence a. grout ninss
of figures showing what they pay In
wages: what they secure In profits, and
how It Is unwarranted that the com
mission should compel them to grunt
anything like the miners are demand
ing. It Is not but that they are satisfied
the commission and the public would
have to admit from a study of these
llgurcs that the miners' demands are
exorbitant, but that they may avoid the
dlstastt-ful and laborious task of parad
ing these matters, that the operators
came to the point of entering upon
these negotiations.
On the miners' side the attorneys
were confronted with the alternative of
accepting the operators' compilations
as the evidence on which the commis
sioners should base their findings as to
wages, or of resting this feature of the
case on sueli fragmentary testimony as
would be adducable from the compara
tively few mine workers say even a
hundred the commission could In rea
son be asked to listen to, or such fig
ures as might be compiled from the
"due bills" they were able to gather,
which, It now develops, were of little
use to them because few miners were
found who had preserved them con
secutively for any considerable period.
In other words, the miners' lawyers
realized that for every individual case
they might present of a miner having
little or even nothing coming to them
at the end of a month, the companies
would produce another case of another
miner making more than a hundred
dollars a month.
Source of Figures.
While on the stand yesterday, Rev.
Dr. Roberts testified that his figures as
to miners' earnings were derived from
averaging about five hundred "due
bills" gathered from all portions of the
region. Judge Gray practically told
him the commission would find little to
aid it from that sort of'statlstics.
These are only the main motives
prompting the negotiations for ettle
menl. Various other matters entered
into the situation, which at a time like
this it is unnecessary to enumerate.
Suffice it to say in. a. summing up that
both sides are anxious for a settlement
outside of the commission and that
each is in a position to ask that the
other shall not consider itself licensed
to dictate terms.
It wns when the examination of the
miners' medical experts and the re
direct examination of Rev. Dr. Roberts
had been concluded at 12.15 p, m., that
the continuance for settlement propo
sition was advanced. The discussion
was as follows:
Sir. Darrow: Mr, Chairman, wc havo
been at considerable disadvantage and
had considerable difficulty In Retting the
exact dates and exact figures which
I know this commission wants. Of
course, you gentlemen can realize it
largely. I must say that when I canio
down to this region T supposed It would
be an easier matter to find out the exact
amounts paid for wages in these Indus
tries; but enough has developed here to
show that there are scarcely two mines
where the wages are the same, and per
haps In each mine there are dlfforent
wags paid. So, to get at the exact proof
Is very difficult. On our side, nil wo
have Is to got the due bills of the
miners, running over a series of years.
Those, are very Imperfectly preserved;
we can only get them fragmentary, and
when wo get them we are not certain
that thy give exact figures; that is,
somo months may be smaller and some
larger, and they may be sorted. The only
exact Information we can get U from
the companies' books. Each one of theso
companies had said to us hero In open
court that it will givo us all its figures,
and I know that they have large num
bors of men at work on them, und that
they are not yet ready. I think it would
expedite the work of this commission If
we, examine thoBe figures, or our experts
examine them, privately, and see how
far wo can agree with them ns to the
exact facts, and it would requlro a little
time for that purpose. Wo are working
here, day after day, and it Is very hard
to do It, and It Is not conducive to any
good to put In secondary facts that are
mom or less uncertain, when we can get
at the exact facts. So, I thlnl: it would
be. wise to havo a llttlo tlmo granted to
go over their books and see how far wa
can agree t think we can agree and
eliminate a large number of questions
which Is taking up tlmo. We would llko
an adjournment for somo little time for
that purpose.
Chairman's Suggestion.
The Chalrmnn: Mr. D.irr.ow, the com
mission would bo glad to co-operate with
you to bring about the accomplishment
of that end. While thn testimony. In It
self, bus been very Interesting, and I wlU
not suy it lias not been of value to the
commission, still It has not yet borne
practically upon the points at lssuo be.
tweeu the parties to this controversy,
nnd the commission desire, to assist In
any project such as you havo outlined
that will shorten the labor of Investiga
tion; that Is, shorten It, not so much
for our comfort as for the opportunity
that It will give us to clearly get at the
facts without embarrassment of needless
detail, It wns suggested at "Washington
at the first hearing, whon counsel were
present, that this should be done and
that the counsel on both sides would co
operate to that end in order that data
that were indisputable might be put be
fore us and all contests about them
eliminated, and If any contest at all
should remain It would bo confined to
thoso matters about which you could not
agree, If such there should prove to be,
I have not had an opportunity of con
suiting with the commission as to thn
time wo should give for this, nor do I
know that you huve suggested uuy par
ticular tlmo; but wo will co-operate with
you to that end, and wo -will adjourn un
til tomorrow, so that wo may know cer
tulnly tomorrow what time will bo re
quired. Mr. Darrow: We can ascertain more
definitely about that by tomorrow morn
Int.'. Tho Chairman: By that time wo can
form a more definite idea, by discussion,
und so on, of the time that will be re
quired, wo do not want to waste any
time, of course, but we wish to give
Hiifllclent tlmo for the Investigation of
theso figures, which, after all, is the im
portant matter,
Mr. Darrow, To bo sure:
The Chairman: Having said so much.
and acceding to the suggestion made by
you that this time be taken for tlio pre
paration of tho documentary evidence,
and for a possible agreement as to facts
and figures which would forward the
work of tho commission, tho commission
desire to express the liopo that an effort
will bo madu by the parties to come to
an agreement upon nearly all, if not all,
tho matters now In controversy, as well
ns upon these documentary facts and
figures, and that they will adopt tho
suggestion heretofore mado by tlio com
mission to counsel on both Miles, that wo
would aid them In such effort by our
conciliatory ofllccs, 11 seems to us, that
many of the conditions complained of,
and which havo been the subject of our
careful study nnd examination, might bo
better remedied by the parties to the
controversy approaching tho subject in a
proper spirit, and with tho purpose of
fnlvly adjusting them, Wo hope, there
fore, gentlemen, that tho interval of
time that U now proposed may bo availed
of witii this end In view. Of course, in
the meantime, we shall proceed with the
work before us as wc have begun It,
Had It in Mind.
Mr. Darrow: I would llko to say for
myself, frankly, that that matter has
been running In my mind for tho last
few days. It Is a very serious undertak
ing tor this commission to useertnln tho
exact wage paid to each mine operated
throughout this region, nnd, as wu met
here day after day, and sot better ac
quainted, and with 'a. fair feeling towards
caeh other, it seems to mo there ought
to bo hope of our accomplishing this,
with the aid of this commission. I tin
not suppose It would be very wise to do
It without Its aid. It Is certainly very
much better for everybody interested in
the country in general, and, so far a wo
are concerned, we will do everything wo
can between now and the next session.
The Chairman: I will only say now
that the commission will be very glad to
aid In obtaining any such result.
Mr. Warren: I do not understand that
Mr. Darrow mado any suggestion as to
The Chairman: No, he did not.
Mr. Warren: May I be permitted,
speaking for the Pennsylvania Coal com
pany and the Hillside Coal and Iron
company to say that we find It exceed
ingly difficult to gather the fact. We'
havo had thirty or forty men at work
for two weeks at nothing else, so as to
be able to do that which the commission
suggested at Washington we do, and that
which we are desirous ourselves of doing,
and that Is, to submit to the commission
and counsel on the other wise tho result
of our Investigation fairly and complete
ly. I would like to suggest that if the
other companies are in anything like tho
situation we are in we are doing every
thing wo can to speed tho getting to
gether of the facts and figures we ought
to havo at least a week, If not ten clays.
Mr. Brownell nnd myself havo been at
work an this nights, without our auditor
and a corps of men he has with him, nnd
It seems to be an almost Intcrnilnublo
Job. I do not believe there 13 a member
of the commission who has any ''appre
ciation of what It means considering the
fact that we have twenty or thirty col
lieries with every conceivable kind of
labor, thirty kinds of labor and thirty
dlffercnt sorts of computations to get at
these figures. You say you are desirous
of speeding tho matter, and of courso
we aro too, but I want to ask you In
the name of these companies to be rea
sonable enough to give us this time, at
least a week anyway, and we bollevo
that at tho end of that time wo can sub
mit tho result, of .the. examination of our
statistician and givo figures that -will
throw light on the subject, and then wo
can proceed with actual facta and not
Better to Adjourn. '
The Chairman: T said in reply to Mr.
Darrow's suggestion that as the commis
sion had not considered the matter of
how much tlmo might bo necessary, and
I could not decide it for them without
consultation, that It would be better,
perhaps, to adjourn until tomorrow
morning at 10 o'clock the usual time
and we will be In a better condition then,
a bettor situation perhaps, to discuss the
matter of time. Wo are disposed, T think
T can say for all tho commission, to give
you a,ll the time that Is necessary for
this Important work.
Mr. Warren: I got the Impression that
you Intended to adjourn until tomorrow,
and that upon meeting tomorrow morn
ing you would fix the time, and I wanted
tho commission to have somo idea of
how wo are situated.
Tlio Chairman: We will not fix It with
out suggestions, from counsel on both
sides. Will you have any other wit
nesses. Mr. Darrow?
Mr. Darrow: I would-prefer to uso this
afternoon for the matter spoken of and
not have any session this afternoon.
Tho Chairman: And you suggest that
we adjourn now until tomorrow morning?
Mr. Darrow: Yes. sir, until tomorrow
morning at 10 o'clock.
Mr. John T. Lenahan: I desire to ask
Doctor Roberts somo questions.
Tho Chairman: Wo can adjourn then
until 2 o'clock. Wo will then stand ad
.lournad until 2 o'clock.
The Chairman (after a conference with
several gentlemen): Since the announce
ment that wo would take a recess Mr.
I.enuhan ha? said that ho profers not to
go on tills afternoon and therefore we
will adjourn until tomorrow morning at
10 o'clock.
Without any preliminary the pro
ceedings of the morning opened with
the resumption of tlio direct examin
ation of Dr. Richard II. Gibbons, of
this city, by Attorney James Lenahan,
of counsel for the miners.
The doctor described In dotail tho dis
eases peculiar to mine workers, the
causes thereof and the effect gener
ally on tho sufferer. An adult who
in childhood suffered from any bron
chial trouble, tlio doctor said, Is pre
disposed to such an extent to minors'
asthma that ho should not be allowed
to work In the mines.
Neglect of diet, exposure to cold and
dampness, strained positions, great
muscular effort, sudden changes of tem
perature, he said, bring on neuralgia
and various forms of rheumatism.
Among the Interested listeners there
was a mild titter ns the witness men
tioned "gout" as one of the diseases to
Which' miners are subject.
Not Able to Pay.
After bringing out from Dr, Gibbons
that ho has made a special study
of surgery for thirty yearn and that lie
hus attended many cuses of Injury by
burns, blasts, falls, und the like, had
him tell of the frequency and serious
ness of these hurts.
The doctor said he never expected to
get any pay from the average miner,
not because the miner was not always
willing to pay, but because, in the
doctor's opinion, the miner Is not able
to pay,
The mine ambulance was severely
arraigned by Dr, Gibbons, They are
crude, cold and unsanitary, the doctor
declared. The fact that they are housed
generally in the mine stabjes is, In It
self, enough to condemn it.
The doctor, Immediately recommend
ed that miners should be schooled in
"First Aid to tho Injured." About
twenty years ago, lie said, he undertook
to inaugurate a movement for such ed
ucation, but received no encouragement.
"My medical brethren," said the doc
tor, "were those who discouraged mo
Speaking of the character of fractures
from mine accidents, tho witness said,
that Dr. Agnew.onco told him the worst
fractures ho ever saw came from the
nnthrnclle coal regions.
When Mr. Torrc.v took the witness
In hand for cross-examination, lie uskuil
"Doctor, did you ever write a book?"
It was tho biggest hit of the hearings.
No one laughed with more heartiness
than the commissioners,
The doctor said ho had never written
a book, although he had written many
articles on surgical matters. Mr. Tor
rey picked up a pamphlet and began
turning over Its pages slowly. Every
body was expectant of a possible rep
etition of the Incident of the day be
fore In which Dr. Roberts and his book
were the princlpnl features. It devel
oped, however, thnt Mr. Torrey was
"Just joking."
On cross-examination Mr. Torrey
brought out that the Green Ridge Coal
company's ambulance Is being used by
the Lackawanna hospital, temporarily,
while the hospital ambulance Is being
repaired; that within a year emer
gency hospitals have been established
by law at all the mines, which arc pro
vided with everything required for
temporarily treating accident cases, and
that the Delaware and Hudson and
other companies send doctors about to
their mines to educate the bosses and
others in "First Aid to the Injured,"
Dr. Gibbons, before leaving the stand,
took another fall out of the mine am
bulance, declaring it to tie a veritable
bunch of infection.
It Ages a Kan.
Dr. Eugene J. Butler, of Wllkes-Bnrre,
physician ofthe Central Poor district,
of Luzerne, was examined by Attorney
John Shea, of counsel for the miners.
He testified along substantially the
same lino as the preceding doctors
and in addition told that a miner of
fifty years looks as if he was sixty-five
or seventy years of age. He also told
of having secured a job for four old
miners on a farm in Lehman township
and of the former discharging them be
cause "they had no lungs and .while
they were might good eaters they were
very pqor workers."
Bishop Spalding asked the witness
how long the old miners last after they
give up mine work, and go back to the
breaker. "Not very long," replied the
A. II. McClintock, attorney for the
Lehigh and Wllkes-Barrc company
cross-examined Dr. Butler. Among the
things Mr. McClintock developed was
the fact that Dr. Butler himself worked
in the mines from the time ho was ten
years of age until nineteen. Dr. But
ler is a fine, big, healthy looking man.
Judge Gray remarked, "You are a pret
ty healthy looking ex-miner."
The re-direct examination of Dr.
Roberts was then taken up. A buzz,
followed by a deep hush accompanied
the witness as'he passed.' from the min
ers' table to the witness box. Picking
up Dr. Roberts' now noted book, Mr.
Darrow remarked: "I want to read a
few tilings the gentleman of the other
side evidently overlooked." He then
began to read culllngs from the book
in which the doctor expressed opinions
or stated facts. ,
In these excepts it was set forth that
intelligent co-operation for self-help by
tlio miners Is desirable; that wages
have been steadily reduced for twenty
years by the reduction or total cutting
off of allowances for extra work, and
like incidentals; that collective bar
gaining is expedient, and desirable;
that recognition of the United Mine
Workers Is only prevented by preju
dice and pride on the part of the oper
ators; that operators are unreasonably
hostile to the union, and that the coal
operator millionaires aro accountable
for setting a bad example to the people
by their lack of unselfishness in the use
of their wealth.
Would Not Give Names.
On cross-examination by Mr. Wlllcox,
the witness declined to give the names
of any selfish millionaire coal operators
he had in mind when he wrote the
boo!:, or to tell of any Instance where
allowances were cut oft as he described.
To a question by Mr. Ross, the wit
ness said lie believed a coal syndicate
would be a good thing for the miners.
In response to some general questions,
Dr. Roberts said a great industrial war
like the strike is naturally attended
with Intemperate words and violence.
Collective bargaining and conciliatory
boards, ho said, would prevent strikes.
Annual wages for the last year, tho
witness declared, was not sulllcient to
maintain an American standard of liv
ing. The poor boards of the anthracite
districts, he went on to say, report that
It costs $01 per capita to maintain the
poor. This would bo about $l7!i a year
for a family of five. The doctor would
place the poverty lino for those outside
the poor houses at $100 above tills fig
ure. He further declared that the best
Information wns to the effect that it
costs a family of flvo In the coal regions
$G53,22 a year to live, not counting on
anything outside of necessities.
From figures obtained by collecting
about five hundred "duo bills" from nil
pnrts of tho region, lie calculated that
the average earnings in 1900. of miners
was netweon sum aim juu, unci oc
miners' helpers, between $375 and $125.
This was before tlio ton per cent, ad
vance of 1&00,
Proceedings in Book Form,
Recognizing the widespread interest
taken ull over the country In tho tes
timony and argument before the An
thracite Strike Commission, Tho Trib
une will print in convenient book form
the reports appearing in Its columns
from day to day, and will offer a limit
ed edition of copied for sale at $1 each,
The volume will consist of several hun
dred pages, eight by eleven inches, and
will appear as soon as the commission
ers render their decision, The dully
reports In The Tribune miss nothing of
essential interest and are the fullest
and most accurate reports printed in
any newspaper, Orders should be sent
tq Tho Tribune now as the edition is
liable to be exhausted,
Queen Lil in Chicago.
Bjr Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Chicago, Nov. 21. BK-Queen -l.lllouka-laid
of Hawaii, and her party passed
through Chicago today on their way to
Washington. Uer claim for. financial re
lief will bo urged again during the cum
ins winter biifurc thu uatluuul lc.slsla.tura
For Failure to Comply with Customs
Requirements Mrs. Dulles Loses
n $26,000 Ornament.
By IlxtliHtie Wlii! from The A.i.ocUted i'lMs.
New York, Nov. 21. Judge Adams, In
the United States District court today,
directed the Jury to find for tho gov
ernment in the case of Mrs. Ida Harri
son Dulles, from whom a .$2t!,000 pearl
necklace was taken on her arrival from
Europe some mouths ago. Judge Ad
ams said Mrs. Dulles had failed to com
ply with the requirements of tho cus
toms service and declare the pearls, and
that therefore they should be forfeited.
The seizure was made by a special
agent of the treasury department.
Mrs, Dulles In her defense said she
Intended to declare the necklace, but
that she desired to consult her husband
on the steamship dock before doing so.
While she was talking to her husband
the treasury agent stepped up and
asked her to hand him tho necklace,
which she was wearing at the time.
Consul General Gudger Brings News
of the Settlement of Hostilities
in Panama.
By Hxcliatvc Wire from 'flic A.'socutctl Press.
Panama, Nov. 21. Consul General
Gudger landed from the United States
cruiser Wisconsin at 4 o'clock this
afternoon, bringing the news that a
treaty of peace had been signed this
afternoon by the revolutionary general,
Herrora, and the government.
Rear Admiral Casey will sail tomor
Will Be the Guest of Honor at
Two Celebration's in the Quaker
City Tomorrow.
B.r exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Nov. 21. President
Roosevelt will be the guest of honor at
two celebrations in this city tomorrow.
Accompanied by several member of
his cabinet, he will attend the dedi
catory exercises of the Central High
School for Boys during the day, nnd in
the evening will participate In the ob
servance of Founders' day at the Union
league. The president Is expected to
arrive here at 11.43 o'clock in the morn
ing. Klaborato preparations for his re
ception havo been made by the board
of education and by the members of tho
Union league.
During the interval between the cere
monies at the High scho'bl and tho
Pounders' day baiuiuet, the president
will be the guest at luncheon of Charles
Emory Smith, former postmaster gen
eral, and will be tendered a reception
at the home of K, T. Stotesburg, a
director of the Union league.
Godfrey Hunter, Jr., Shoots and
Kills William Fitzgerald at
Guatemala City.
Jly i:cliMo Wire from 'flic Associated Pros.
Washington, Nov. 21, Tho state de
partment has been informed that God
frey Hunter, jr., son of the United
States minister at Guatemala City, to
day shot and killed "William Fitzgerald,
of Grand, Rapids, Mich. Hunter lias
taken refuge In the legutlon, and an
Interesting question has arisen usjo lila
exemption from arrest.
Grand Rapids. Mich., Nov. 21. AVill
iam Fitzgerald was born here and wns
about 27 years of ago. Seven or eight
years ago ho drifted to Guatemala,
where ho held several different posi
tions, lie is said by ills relatives here
to havo been private secretary of tho
president of Guatemala for pome time
past, The lust tlmo ho was in Grand
Rapids was two years ago. At one tlmo
Fitzgerald was a parlor car couduotor
on the Grand Haplds and Indiana rail
road, Colonel Ochiltree 111.
0 Kxclustie Wire from Tlie Awoelstnl Vttii
lfot Springs, Va., Nov. 21. Colonel
Thomas Ochiltree Is critically III heio and
Is suffering lepeatcd attacks of heart
troublo. There Is no hopo lor his recov
ery, ilo was sent hero a fortnight ago by
Dr, U II. Mortis, of Now York, In the
hopo that tho change would bo beneficial,
but I'" cuillfi too late. Jlo Is kept up en
tlroly on heart stimulants, llu bus with
him only a man servant and a trained
nurse. As one of his aciiimlntaiu'os ro
marked; "it Is strange and sad that a
man who has friends all over tho world
should bo dying here practically alone."
Fatal Fall from a Bridge,
By Exclusive Wire from Tlio Asjociat4 IVss.
Wllkes-Ilarre, Nov. 21. William llvans,
aged -IS years, a resident of this city, was
walking across tho -Delaware and Hud
son rullroad bridge between this city and
Plymouth last night when a coal train
camo on the bridge, and In attempting to
get out of the way Kvans fell into the
river, Ills body was recovered some lime
Henry Rose Hanged.
Dr Exclusive Wittt from The Assocltied Prut.
Nelson. B. C, Nov. 21. Henry Itose
was bunged today in tho jail yard for
Una murder of Cliartui CalawJjifi.
Evidence Secured on the fluents oT
a Nefarious Syndicate ThroiiQh
" "a Raid in Philadelphia,
The Investigation Primarily In
spired by the German. Consular
Service, and the Raid Results in
the Arrest of 113 Girls and A
Number of Men The Xatter Sus
pected of Being Agents of the Sin
ister Business Police Are Certain
That Three Men Have Been Se-
cured Who Aro Distributing
Agents in the Slave Trade.
lie i:uliulve Wire from The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Nov. 21. As the result
of a raid conducted by the local police
authorities on houses of ill repute, it is
announced that evidence will be ad
duced which will warrant action by tho
United States authorities. It is charged
that a syndicate having for its purpose
trafilc in young girls is operating on
both sides of the atlantlc and that
agents are scattered broadcast to lure
girls from their homes, especially ii
foreign countries, to lives of depravity;
in this and other cities.
The investigation was primarily in
spired by the German consular service
and the raid resulted in the arrest of,
113 girls and a number of men, some
of the latter aro suspected as being
agents of the sinister business. Dis
trict Attorney Weaver Ijas taken charge
of the matter and today all of the de
fendants were held to ball for a fur
ther hearing of the proprietors of the
houses raided being required to fur
nish $1,500 bonds and the inmates $600.
The man suspected by the police of
being the leader In the conspiracy here
has thus far evaded arrest, but the au
thorities express confidence In their
ability to shortly apprehend him.
Alleged Agent JArrested.
An important arrest wad'Imade'Ttfday'"
In the person of Abe Fink, who, the
police assert, Is one of tho distributing
agents in tha elavo trade. Nathan
Swartz and JJouIs Schoen, arrested in
the raid, are said to occupy similar po
sitions. The Investigation concerns princi
pally the resorts wherein are located
German and Hebrew girls. The police
say they will be able to prove that the
head of the nefarious trade hero has
regularly forwarded money to the pro
curing agent in Halle, Germany.
,T. S. Rogers, commissioner of Immi
gration at this port, said today that the
inspection of immigrants here is so
rigid as to render tho Importation of
girls for immoral purposes almost Im
possible. Director of Public Safety
English, Superintendent of Police
Quirk, Commissioner Rogers and Rabbi
Joseph Krauskopf devoted much time
toady questioning the inmates of the
raided resorts and the police assert
they are accumulating sufllclent evi
dence to prove the conspiracy to be In
ternational In its scope. Coinmlsslonei
Rogers will report the result of his In.
vestlgatlon to tho federal authorities.
Dr. Wentz Takes Some of the Princi'
pal Prizes Large Number of
Hy Uu'hi'hc Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, Nov. 21. Tho last day bin
one of the horse show brought out an
attendance equalling that of yesterday,
which was said to be one of tho largest
In tho history of the National Horse
Show association. Many interesting
events were contested, among tlieni one
for a cup for pahs of harness horses,
which was won by Harry Payne Whit
ney, sou of AV. C. AVhltney. This was
his first blue ribbon of the week, A
class in which twenty-five horses
showed, with lady riders, was won by
French Park, entered by W. A. Mc
aibbou and ridden by Miss M. Hollo
way, Tlio class for pairs of horses (marcs
and geldings) to bo driven by ladles
and shown to phaetons, appointments
tu count, Lord Brilliant and' Lord
Golden, owned by Dr. John L. Wentz,
Scranton, Pa., took the first prize,
The largest number of four-in-hands
ever shown In tho garden at one time
were exhibited when sixteen teams en
tered for the best four-year-old road'
team prize, James Hobart Moore's
team won the blue ribbon. Dr. John L.
Wentz's team was second, Mr, Harry
Payne Whitney's, third, and Mr. Will
iam IT. Moore's highly commended.
Local data, for Nov. 20, 1902:
Highest temperature ..,,., ,.,. (Wdegieea
Lowest temperature .......... Hi degrees
Relative humidity;
S a. m 9' Per cent,
Sn, in. .,., 9 per cer,t4
Precipitation, 21 hours ended. 8 B Wt
none, .
4- :
Washington. Nov. 21. forecast
for Saturday und Sunday; Eastern
Pennsylvania Cloudy, continued
warm Saturday ami Sunday; light