The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, December 06, 1902, Image 1

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Plan That Is Now
Conciliatory Ending of M,;je
Strike Controversy.
All Want to Avoid Rehearsing: the Animosity-Engendering
Events of the Strike Will Make Commission's Work
Comparatively Easy Absorption of Independ-
ents Yesterday's Sessions.
A settlement of the audit. idle oal
working Issues is now not to be long
deirivcd, lor there is much confidence
thnt pieent plans to buns it about will
be successful. The independent opciu
tors and the big companies aic about
to come to terms, the mine wotkeis
and tin1 big companies lire alieady aet
inj, In harmony, and the mine vvoikei--.
ate doing ai much as the big compan
ib In the cndciior to set the indepen
dents in line.
The latter qip not, .is it ha fiectuent
lj been stated, concerned about the in
cif ised cost to be caused bv giving the
mine workeis un advance In wages and
induction in homs. They1 itille that
as th" big companies, conti oiling1 seven-tenths
ot the output, will have to
jny the sime iucieise they will do as
In the past, laise the selling piice of
roil. The independents get Mvtv-fntj
pci cent ot the selling pi Ice, so this
laise would piotect them against the
inci easi to the miners.
What the independents want is this:
Oppoi tunlty to show to the Ameiican
public that they aie light in the oppo
sition tnc- took on May 1 and have
maintained since.
This they will bo able to do in the
plan ot '-ettlcniont which Is now pio
posed and which it Is believed is tup
idly reaching a culmination.
The plan is biltfly this:
niptThat each Fide shall mak" a
case stated and agree upon a veidiel.
Second That the mine wotkeis shall
tigree that the tlgur.-s of thf opeiatois
iclative to wage"-, bonis of woik and
weights ot coal ate substantially col
lect. ' Thiid That these shall In embodied
in the findings and the: lepoits ot the
The mine wotkeis aie eager tot a
pettlement because they ualize they
will have ditllculty in presenting their
case, all the evidence tliey can well gio
bcirlg such as has been given dm ing the
list thtie days, individual statements,
which do not rcpiespiu In tangible
shape the conditions or woik foi all the
emploves of each company and ft run
which It Is exceedingly dilllcult to eliuw
n fair neiage.
The opetatois u.o willing to seitle
for the following reasons. Hee.uise
coidlal lelatlons between a company
nnd Its emplojes I-. vitally pK.entinl to
sutccfsful milling, the efficiency and
productive' capacity ol the mine woik
cis being minced 12 per cent since the
ml vent of the union and the bitterness
caused theicby,
"Because u of the bitterness
engendered by the stilke betore the
commission would b" a te-ru-n tnieiu of
the stilke conditions and aid further In
pteventing tho necessary good teellng.
Itceause It will save immense expense
nnd avoid the almost impossible task
the commifslon would huve in making
n snt(sfiictoiy aw aid,
Decause they lealize the fact it was
pubic senthnwt thnt settled the strike
of 1P00; nnd .stioiiBthened tho mlnot.s in
their purpose to piojeet thu strike of
Ir-u.; becuii'-e pulillo sentiment forced
Ptesldent Jtoosevtlt t( take Iho sttpa
lie did for a settlement, and that there -lore
It Is Incumbent upon them, for
the sake of the futuie, to get their caso
belore thu public ho It shall icalize tho
miners ntf not poor, dnwn-tioddcu
v inkers, and yet get it botoie tho pub
It without Inei easing tho ju cheat con
dition of bitterness.
Theso mo tint reasons of eae'h side
nnd as theie Is a very thoiough under
Mantling, the 1 1) Is mueli hope among
those eouteiueil thnt anangemeiits
may be (julckly be made to piocecd
With the adjustment on theso lint
This afternoon Attorney Wayne Mc
Veigh, who has been tho pilme nioer
In the settlement plan and Commission
er Paiker went to New Yoik city and
will go f i oni theio to AVnshlngton,
What they nie to do theio is not stated
liens but t Is undei stood that they ate
to fuither tho pence proposition, Mr,
"MsicVeush said of the outlook before
lie (lepaited,
"A in.ijoilty of tho opeiatois think It
better to adjoin n ull effotts to jeach
l)j amicable conferences a basis for
the aw aid of the cotnmlssion until both
fides huve piesented all the testimony
they wish to offer, Whether the ef
forts to i each such a basis will bo then
resumed can only be decided ufter the
testimony l.s closed.
"J think In view of the extraordinary
conditions existing In the unthraclte
legion, that this Is a mistaken attitude
for tho operatois to assume, as I fear
rnch day's testimony will tend to In
crease tho bitternecs or feeling, but It
s. not oniy me right but the duty of
iho opciators to act on their own juilg-
Under Wa for a
nieitt ot the situation, and 1 sincerely
hope the result will fully jtistity the
conclusion t cached."
This Is taken by some ot the inde
pendent opetatois as an elfot t to mis
lead tlio?o who aie stubborn and pre
vent them thinking their compliance
is gteatly deslted.
There Is no doubt that at the present
hearings the mine w orkers are merely
spanlng for time. '
One of the Independent opeiatois,
'who war present at the meeting In New
Yoik and one of those chiefly concerned
In a settlement, said, yesterday after
noon: "Of course it is pairing for time
in tho epctation that the proposeel set
tlement will soon be leached. It looks
hopeful now. All we desire, except n
lew of w-, is that tin publio shall
understand we believe we were, and we
jto now, tight in maintaining tint our
position is the light one, but we will
agice to a conclliatoiv adjustment.
Our position was that it the big com
putes settled now bv conciliatory
mensurPH It will be a. confession that In
Mav lust thej weie wiong and that
they aie thus morally. If not legally.
jicpnuslble for all the- tiouble dm ing
the smite. We told them we were will
ing to make an amicable settlement,
but we would not do it without putting
our ease belote the public, so the pub
lic could i-e we weie In the right.
"It was then decided not to abandon
the negotiations, but to s-ty the v had
been suspended 'lot the present.' Tim
wisdom of thN is now appat'tit, for
nc foliations are now on again"
An attorney toi one ot the parties in
intucst, dlsdisslug the .settlement ne
gotiations, slid-
"The plan Is tor the Independents to
diaw up a statement and the big com
panies to make one. These ate to be
submitted to the mine workets, ami
they will specify on what points thev
iigieo and dlongtee. We -will then get
toge tin rand reach a. delict, which will
be submitted to the commission. The
eoinmis-ion will take the ease as stated
and make Ihili finding, and tipoit on
how such eonlrovetsles in the lutuie
may lie avoidtd,"
It is undetsiood that only n tew ot
the moie stubborn ot lite independents
now oppose this mc.iHiue, nnd they are
being gtadually won ovei.
Some of the mine woikcis aie doing
I what they can with these men, us well
.is the ltpusentatives of the big opei-
The absorption of ull the Independ
ent nuthiacite coal holdings by the big
coal cm lying toads may result from
the stilke and the pre'sent healings be
totu the commission, This would le
moe ft oni the field of opetatlons a
thuin which has been in the side of the
big corporations for some time.
It can now bo stated that recent
events have resulted in the seilous ron
sldttation by the big companies of a
wholesale purchase of the Independents,
It Is not nt all likely that this will take
pl.teo at once or beforo the commission
makes Its finding, but It Is not improb
able within six months or a year thut
many of the Independontn will have
sold out, U Js estimated that the sixty
seven independent companies are valued
at about $14-.,000,000. They produce)
thrcotenths of the total output of coal
and get tor it about sixty-five per cent,
of the selling pi ice, the coal cairylng
roads taking tho thlrty-fHo per cent,
for h',uliigo and ptollt. As they charge
for .aulugo on a basis of Jl.GO a ton,
while the legular rate for lough freight
of a similar nature) Is less than half
that amount, their ptollts are stuted to
bo laige. As tho Independents also
make a good profit, the coal loads-, by
conn oiling all tho mines, would In
uease their earnings, as well as have
thu situation entirely In their hands,
The Independents, although relying
upon tho big roads to in.iikct their pro.
duct, have been a source of constant
lultullou (o tho big companies, it is
not so long ago that nn Independent
railroad to New Yoilc troni tho upper
coal field was planned and tho big com
panies round it necessary, Jn
onler to prevent it to buy
out the operators backing tho
scheme. Now ngaln they sen a profit
able venture and belf-piotection In the
gradual absorption of all tho small
Theso would be parcelled out to tho
railroads which now carry their coal to
market, as tar as desiied by those
roads. Some would not want to In
crease their holdings gieatly. The Dela
waie, Lackawanna unci- Western, for
Instance, would take few, while the
Erie nnd tho New York, Ontario nnd
Wcitern would eagerly take all those
along their lines. Tho Kile taps the
Sciantou and the Plltston dlstflcts and
lias a good highway lo tidewater. The
Now York, Ontario and Western, with
Its road tapping ninny or the Independ
ent mines In the Scranton dlstilrt,
could lendlly handle nil the coal these
collieries give It, nnd others besides;
while the Delaware and Hudson, j cach
ing most points In the upper coal field
nnd with Its big trade possibilities In
the not th nnd east, 1b considered one
of the largest fnetois in the ptoposed
Owing lo Its large through trallle and
the fact that Its big passenger and
freight traffic would Intel fere with Its
taking large new coal Interests, tho
Delaware, Latkawnnna and Western
might not take many of the ptopettles.
It now ships about 5,000,000 tons a year,
while the Erie does not ship half thnt
amount of Its own coal, and the New
York, Ontario and Western Is a still
smaller factor.
The Lehigh Valley with Its lines cast
and west, and Its connections with the
Philadelphia and Heading, would be one
of the laigcst moveis in tho proposed
scheme, tapping as It does the I'lttston,
Wlikes-Barre, Hazlcton and some of
the Schuylkill region, while the Phila
delphia and Heading, with almost all
the Schuylkill region at its command
and already thirty-seven collletles of
Its own, could add some 6,000,000 tons
a year to its output and send it to tho
large undo It hn.s In thu south.
Anotln r fenluie which would be made
a pot Hon of the plnn would be a '-avlng
by dispensing with the middlemen. If
the entite anthtacite field was in the
hands of the big companies, they, acting
for mutual Interest, could save by dis
pelling with the middleman about $J1 -(00,000
a jear. It being estimated tint
his services cost the companies close
to fifty cents a. ton.
Opeiatois who have .poktn about the
plan, while admitting that it Is not ripe
vet owing to the aggressive ittltude of
the Independents and their supreme con
fidence In their power, declaie that the
scheme will ptobably culmlivUe within
a year in the intended absorption. As
iar as affecting the independents' po
sition in the present .stilke is concerned
it is not likely to have much dlioct ef
fect. Spe iking of the prospect of Hie
absorption plan being effective soon one
big opeiator said:
"It is impossible to siv when the ne
gotiations. If theio nie any, will com
mence. No definite plans have as far
as 1 tilldft stand it, been tainted jet,
the operatois ate too busy with the
hearings before the commission, but I
consider the absorption ol the indep'tu1
ents a plan which will not be long In
The appended table shows the esti
mated lalue of the Independent opeiat
ois' woi kings, their output and tho
loaltoad companies that will likely take
them when art appoitionmeiit would be
Sci.inton Output, 1 'i.I.j;.' tons, value,
S2' liWt 0li. Ontititi end Wo'Uin, jMlI.iw.uo
and Hudson, i:ih, Delawan. I ickawanni
and Western
1'IUstuii Output, . 70V'W tints, value,
SIS (flu ftjO; Hrie, Delivvan. and lliiel-nii,
Lehigh Vallij
Wllkes-iiaiie Output, 1,'i.ti.Mij init.,
value, $1 l.flejO (JOO. Lehigh V'.lllen. Diauato
and Hucliori, (Viilinl Icallmtd ot Nev.
Jii , De.Uw.ite. l.nkiwniini niiel Wist,
llazletou Output. "jJ'ito.l lulls: villi',
S- JS Ciimi fmti. I.elilli Valluv, 1 misj Ivanlii.
.SehujIlciU Output, tr.J,Vti) tons, alu ,
S'uMu.fl"'!. Phil id Italia and It. idlni', l.t
hlgli V.illus, F'iniis)vanl i
Tumi Output, ISu'l.T'b teuis; value-,
iw )(
' output fur ltiul, .7,;"i",!i'l tons.
.Most of ye-stc-iday' .sfs-Ion ot tho
commission was consumed In the te
i option of evidence beating em the al
leged disci lniimiliou against union men
utter the strike. Witnea&cs ttom Seian
ton, Fie eland, Avoea, and Olyphant
were piesented hi suppott of the tuln
eife' contentions on this otoie. Two
cleigymeu, Hev. Dr. Moiite, ot Avoea,
and Kev. J, J. Cut i an, of Wllkes
Barie, gave testimony em gtneial con
ditions lending to favor the mlnuis'
The lommlsslonci-i showed mote Im
patience at the nb"ence of the really im
portant and helptul testimony they
counted on getting upon reassembling
after the iccvss and In the afternoon
announced that they had diawn up a
statement of tho testimony thpy vviint
nnd would be pleased to confer with
tho nttorneys in the evening leguidlng
it, Counsel for all the pat ties in inter
est met with tho commlbsloneis lust ev
ening and lecelved the commlssloneis'
IdeaH In this regard.
Attorney Reynolds called the atten
tion of tho commission to the fact that
tho Pc6plo's Coal company had becomu
a paity to the ngieoment with tho pio
vlsltin thnt It should not, by any awatd
ot tho commission, be compelled tu
bieak Its piotnlse to keep In employ
ment the non-union men who worked
for them during the stilke. This is u
moml obligation which Mr. Ciawfotd,
tho picbldent of tho company, does not
wnnt to bo compelled to break.
Judge Gray declined to expiess ai"
opinion on the question of the status of
the non-unionist which was Involved In
Mr, Reynolds' "notice," "Wo cannot
accept any provisional submissions,"
said ho, Mr. Reynolds later announced
that Mr, Ci.twford agreed to uncondi
tional submission.
William Mnrwlck, who was an en
glneei vho went iu stilke lit tho Del
nvvaie, Lackawanna and Western mine,
who wus not re-emploved, was on the
stand at the end of Thursday's session
and was recalled at the opening of yes
terday's session. After there had been
some discussion between Major Warren
and Mr. Dnnow, In whleii tho commis
sioners took an occasional hand, con
cerning the lelevaney of the testimony,
the commission decided to hear him.
Attorney James T. Lcuahan then pio
ceedeel to examine the witness, lie
brought out that englneeis at this
colliery worked twelve houis a day
und twenty-four hours on Sunday. The
witness also stated thnt nt tlmeR ho wnn
called upon to wotk Unco, four nnd five
shlftn continuously, because theie was
no one to be seemed who could handle
the extra heavy engines tlieie.
Since the strike, two men arc doing
tho work witness used to do, and be
sides a smaller engine has been put In
to bo used In reversing the big engine.
It Is so hard to hnndle tho levers of
these englneH and the ntnvous stialn
Is so great because of constant watch
fulness icquired thnt one man hnd to
glvo up the Job nfter two months, bo
cause of his health breaking down. He
was paid $2.31 a day.
To show to tho commission that ho
was not tho kind of aman who deserved
to bo charged with trying to destroy his
employer's property, the witness recited
half a dozen Instances of more or less
heroic work In putting out fires, rescu
ing miners nnd the like. He did not
leave his Job he nvcrreel, to Jeopatdbo
his cmployet 's piopeity. P.efnio emit
ting, ho gave the notice contained in
the call of the union that he would nult
unless allowed eight hours,
On cross-examination Major Warren
Fought to discount the witness' hard
ship story nnd to this end hi ought out
admissions' that, Tor pvci.i1 months,
while the Sloan was Idle, the witness
lecelved full pay as an engineer for do
ing odd jobs and such little holFtlnfi as
was called for, and that ho was one of a
committee of Delav.feie, Lackawanna
and Western englneeis who on Febut
siry 12, last. ieo.uel-,d District Supeilu
tendent Williams in w ntlng that the
swing shift be not abolished, but that
tho twenty-four hottt S'und'iv shllt be
Questions by Mnjoi Wait en ugaidlng
the rerjuest of Piesidcnt Mitchell ft oni
the Delawnte, Lackawanna and West
ern steam men that they be excepted
fiom the stilke order, pieclpitatrd n
lengthy discussion regarding the calling
out ot the team men, in which Presi
dent Mitchell took a hand.
Major Warieti brought out tit it the
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
steam men held a nn eting in St Dnvid'.s
hall, June 1, and framed a letter to
Piesidcnt Mitchell, setting lorth that
they had be n toieed into tho mine
v. inkers' union against their wishes;
that they did not w int to be otdeud
on strike, tint it the stilke onler was
not lesclnded as to them, they would lie
compelled to disobey it, and that Pres
ident Mitchell declined to giant their re
ejuest and that only nine out of the
eight v Doliwnip, f.nckawanna and
Western men obeved the order to sttike.
After showing that in the 19W stiike
the steam men were not called out and
jet sinned in the ten per cent advance.
Major Wan en asked the witness, vvhv
It was they went out in the last strike
it It was not to abandon the eonipanv's
piopeitv to desti notion. The witness
iriTre"d-thinic""sitUe'k' because he Want
ed to get an eight hour clav. He de
manded the eight hour d.iv and when It
was not granted, hineri the strlkeis
Judge Gtay innuhed if It was not
title that the steam men conducted nn
Independent strike. Hi had s0 undei
stnod fiom Mi. Mitchell's testimony,
he s ild.
Majoi Wane n s ;id Die cnmmlsslon
m'h idea nt the allalts was e.-ttitelv
wiong. The stilke was otdeicd and
conducted by the mine wotkeis
Mr. Toney sought lo tin on sumo
light on the ali'aii by outlining the m it
ttis which led up lo the nfillliitlon of
the steam nivii with the mlnets' union
The Amcilian IVeletatlon of Liboi, he
explain' d with v,hleh both ,eu- allli d,
deeieed, at the Instance of the mine
woikeis, that englneeis and llietnen,
v. oi king about collieries, should Imago
the juiisdlctlon of theh own oiganlsa
tloiis and join the United Mine Wotk
eis, u. steam men piniested against
this, but weie
Judge til ay asked 11 I. was not Hue
that the steam men would hive u -inalned
at woik II the e amplifies had
gnuuitl their th ip.ind lor eight 110111.".
Some miner In the teai ot the 100111
clapped his hands ilgotouslv at this
seeming "pnset" irom the ehaliiniii, A
tipstaff cautioned him not to repeat the
.Major Wuirr. answtwd the Judge's
question by caving that nt ihe Lack
awanna collieiy of the Temple It on
company, the eight hour demand was
granted et the steam men went out,
I'tesldent Mitchell In explanation of
this stated that the Temple company
gi anted an eight houi day ai sumo of
Us collieries and lefused It at otlieis..
It was because the company failed to"
confoiin to the demand to grant all Its
steam men the eight hour day that
those to whom It was gi anted would not
accept It,
Continuing, Piesldent Mitchell de
nied that the nilueis' union absoibed
tho steam men against the latteis'
wJshi'H. The piotcst made to the Am
erican rvdeiatlon of Labor was an Ill
inois affair, The stilke of the stenni
men, ho lelterated, wn.s piojeeted by
the steam men themselves, Tho onler
fiom tho 1'nltcd Mine Woikcis wus that
they should remain at work nnd pio
tect tho companies' piopeity, piovldeil
they weie gi anted nn eight hour wotk
clav. Homo nptiutors conceded tho du
in.ind, Mr, Mitchell went on to snv, and
their men remained ,u work. Later a
few of tlifin withdievv the concession
at the behest of the big companies,
One Individual operator in tho Hazelton
region made a seciet agieeiiient with
his titeani men that they should bo
granted the eight hour day piovtded
It was not noised nbout. He was ufiaid
the big companies would hear of it.
In 'ccmtiudlctloii of Mr. Mitchell's
statement reg.11 ding tho piotest of
steam men against nbsniptiou by the
Miueis' union, Mr, Toney lead tho ies.
olutlons udopted by tho Delnwnie,
Lackawanna and We&tein stoum men
at St. David's hull, In which It wa set
foith that they had been compelled to
disband their sepaintn oiganlzatlons;
that they had protested vlgeuously
against this at the' national convention,
und Unit their piotest had len ignored.
W. II. Taylor asked Mr, Mitchell who
It was dlieeted the steam men to come
Mr. Mitchell 1 "piled that t was the
executive board of Districts 1, 7 nnd 0,
under nuthoilty delegated to them by
the Hazelton convention, .
This, Mr. Taylor contended, Indicated
Continued on Pago 2 1
The Case Questlonlna the Leaalltu
0! GoiTcsiiondeiiGe Institute
0! nincrica.
Evidence of a Staitllng Chaiacter Is
Biought Forwnrd Declaration of
Assistant Attorney General Chiis
tiaiicy The Evidence Now Before
Postmaster General Payne, Whose
Decision in the Matter May Be Ex
pected in a Few Days A Case of
Much Interest to the Public.
Or KxeluiUt Wire from tlm Asmcutcd Treat.
Washington, D. C, Dec. . The in
vestigation which has been In pi ogress
for several das befote Assistant At
torney Ueneial Chiistlancy of the Post
ijffiee Depaitment legardlng the legal
ity of the Cot 1 esponelence Institute of
Ameilct, located at Sctanton, Pa., was
concluded esteiday, and Is now in tho
hands ot Postntuster Ueneial Payne,
awaiting .1 decision.
The case is one of pecullai Intel est
and the outcome is anxiously looked
Jor by those who aie Intciested. Some
veeks ago the projectors of the alleged
e'ducational institution were attested
bv the postal authoiities on the chat go
of using the United Stales mails for
the put pose of defrauding the public.
The fedoial giand juty found a tiue
bill of indictment agilnst the allegi el
s.vv indlers and tho post ofhee Inspector
who had been instrumental in causing
the attests Immediately biought tho
matter to the attention of the postmas
ter geneial and asked tint a trauil ol
der bo Issued to pi event the concetti
using thu malls Evidence ot a start
ling character was biought foiward to
piove the fiaueltilent chaiacter of the
concern and In remaiks made at the
conclusion of the cas" Assist
ant Attorney Ouneial Clulstlancy
eleei.ueJ that he had no doubv
that It had been pi oven that neo stops should be taken to pto
ttct the public, but that his sole duty
was to collect the evidence and 1 iv the
entile mutter beiote the postrnistet
geneial, who would lendet a decision
in a tew elujs. It mav he pos-tllih that
the decision on the tiaud ciidd will not
be 1 endued until the Fedeial Point bus
had an opoi tunlty to dispose ot the In
elletnunt now pending In Heiatiton.
As the case is one that afftets the
public weltaie to such .1 gieat extent,
It is thought piolmble that the post
mastei general v. Ill consider It neces
Faty to delhei a decision without tie
lav. MR. REED'SC0NDm0N.
An Attack of Nausea at 2 a. in. Has
a Depressing Effect Upon the
II v l.slci"lv Wirs frcm Iho .Ululated Presi
Washington, Dee, fi The Impiove
ineiti In the condition 01 loinur Sptuker
Thomas D. Reed, noted bj the phj si
elans this 11101 ning, continued dining
the day, although th"y fay it Is still
critical. Tonight, after their visit to
the pttient, which lasud lor, 11101 e than
an hour, they Issued the lollowiny
1U W p. 111 At the pnstul time, Ml.
Heed Is ustlng cotutnrluhlv. Owing to
unavoidable eNtltement till-, tittenioon,
the lu was 11 slight elevation of iPinpiia
Uue. This bus subsided and his temp, r
atitie is now uoiiuiil, lb b-10; ii-phatioii
W, pulse vs. Itetiilns noiulshiiiLiit; inlml
cleat and appuiidlclul t)inploms eoutlu
uall nbatltih
.S, I, .MueDoiiiiId,
1', A, Clai diner,
Dec, h At - a. 111. Mr. Reed suffeied
1111 attack of nausea shoitly after 1
o'clock, In his weakcil'-d condition this
had a. iltpies.dng elfeet upon him. Dr.
lllshop, who was atienclllig Ml. Keid,
left the hotel to consult with Dr. finidl
nor regarding tho new developnient, but
ho lemaiked, as he left the hotel, that
ho would not have left .Mr. Kecd's'btd
slde had theio been any alarming
chango In his patient', condition.
Big Schooner Ashoie,
11 lACiiHlw Hire fiom the VssiHljtul l'ioi.
Hut terns, N, I' , Dec, C The observer ol
the weutlier bateau lepoits that tho loui
imistcit schooner Wesley M. Ull r went
nshoio at lltitteias Intel lite ea Ing Hta
Hon eutly this uiornlng dining tho storm.
SI10 was pounding In tho suif about a
mllo off shorn until h.i) a 111 when thu
foieniust went over c.urjlng ptobably tho
list mini. Almost Immediately tho vis
fcol wont to pieces Tho life saving ciow
could do nothing to save tiler ciou, r.o
todies have vv ashed ashoiu jet
Anested for Smuggling,
Dy Kxcliblvi; W Ire from I lie AsvocUlcl 1'rcat
Loekporti X, V,, Deo. fi Amos. c.'. Hen
aei, arrested at Nlugant Tails on a
chaigu of siiuigglliin' watches Into thu
I'lllted States vwis admitted to bull by
I'nlted States t'omuil.S'.louer Pound hero
to-elay. Ills lalliei, David t. Hensel,
furnished the hond, The- leit together
for their home hi Muderrla, Pa., whe'tu
tho luther is said to bo a piuniinent bus-l-ness
Collision at Ralston.
Bjr Fxcliwiv ire from Tli Amoc!i(i ftut.
Willlatiispoit, Pa., Dec n. An e.piesa
train sotith-boinid 011 tho Noithein Cun
tnil rallioad, ran Into n fnight tialn at
Huli-ton today. Tho pnssenge-r cuglnu
lolled down u lweuttoot embunkinent.
Klieman CleciriT'i Joluiaon had a ej
crushed All the pissongeis escaped un
hint. The wieek was caused by -- fnight
tuilii on thu heavy ta.ulo getting out ot
the aw lie h onto tho main tiaek
Overfield Is Accused of Having Of
fered 50 Cents Each for Ballots.
Special to the Sci anion Tilbtuiu.
Stroitdsburg, Pa., Dec. fi. Joseph
Ovet field, a real estate bioker of
Stioiulsbuig, and a candidate for pio
thoncitary tit the last Democratic pri
mary held In this county, was at rested
till1 afternoon by Constable Decker, on
a warrant sworn out by L. M. Tucket,
of North Water (Jap, before Justice
Ol uver, charging Ovei field with offer
ing to buy votes at half a dollar apiece
to secure his nomination tor the olllee
of prothonotuiy and eietk of the courts.
Overfield gave ball lu the sum of K'OO
to appear at touit. lu October last,
Ovei field tnuseel Tucket's nirest for
Hand In counting election icturns in
Suil infield tow ii' hlj).
In his bill of complaint Mr. Tucker
sv.eais that In August, 190', Ovei field
nffe'ied or piomised to give and pto
cuieel another peion, to wit. M. Duther
Michaels, to offer or pioinKe to give to
divots eloctots within the township of
Middle Hnilthfleld, to this deponent tin
know 11, a gift or rewind in money, to
wit, the sum of fifty cents, on condition
that hitch clectois should east or give
their -votes foi the nomination of said
Joseph Overfield lor the office of pio
thonot.iry. governorandT
the quarantine
A Letter to Governor Yates, of Illi
nois, Piotesting Against the
Action of the Eattcr.
11 Uvclu-ne Who from flic ssocntcd l'rtti.
Ilaulsbutg, Pa, Dec. fi Governor
Stone Ins taken piompt action to i.iise
the riuaiantine which has been otdeted
by timet nor Yates, ot Illinois, against
Pennsylvania tattle on account ot thu
foot and mouth disease w hlch exists
among cattle in the New England
stales. Stone wiote a letter to Gov
ernor Yates todav protesting aginst his
action and advising him that theie has
been no such disease In this state sjnee
1SSL', that theie had been none In New
Yoik and theie is none ami has- been
none in New Jersey.
"To eiufii amine against I'ennsj lvanla.
K to say, In 1 fleet," continued Governor
Stone, "that the cattle of Peiinsj lvanla
aie dls-asud or suspected. Theie is
nn shadow of ti nth in the aspersion
and will sulotisly injute the epott of
1 ittle ttom all the states, as they neat
ly all piss through Pennsj lvanla en
mute to nott tor eport.
The elfeet of vour older is to say
that tlieie Is danger of loot and mouth
dke.ise Inlet Hon in the states aioimd
anil close lo the pints of New Yoik,
Philadelphia and Hnltimote. Your ac
tion mav cause nn unjustifiable sc.'tie
that will injure the whole cspoit tiade
In live animals in this countiy.
"The toot and mouth disease lu the
1'nllnl Statis K confined to a tetiltoiy
within a tadliis ol 100 miles ft 0111 Hus
ton. I hope that you v. Ill withdiaw
your qimi .inline otdir against those
states not infected and against which
the ledeial authoiities find no ie.iim
to eitiMiailtlne. Hv so doing you will
not onlv undo an Injustice to Pennsvl-M-iul.i,
but you will also undo in pait
a set Ions Injury to the cpurt trade of
the whole countiy."
The governors letter to Governor
Yate.s Is also signed by Dr. X.tonattl
lv.iison, seeiettiry ot the Pennsylvania
Hive Stock Sanitary boaid.
The Commission Will Go on with. Its
Woik to the End.
lie I,mIu!u- Wire- from Hie AiiOviilcd 1'iw,
New Yoik, De'C Wuyno MaeVeah
iMilvtd iiuin Seuinton to-ulght and went
to the Wiildoil-Astoiia. When nnki d
whether tin 10 was any possibility ot a
selllemeiit of Iho stilke by an ngieo
intiit outside ot the conunisslon Mr. Mac
Veugli said emph ith allv:
"TIkio Is no such possibility (fml theio
will be 110 furtlur conferences outside tho
1 omnilsfiuii evecpt such us may occur be
twien eounsi I tor the clouting up of min
or details. Tho 1 onunl-slnn will go oil
with Its woik to tho end,"
.Mr, "MiioVengli will go to Washington
to-monow. Ills visit, ho said, was on
pilvate business and in no way loiiiiecltd
with the coal controversy.
Shipping News.
D Uveluthc Wire Horn t lie Adsnilatcd i'fess.
New York, Dee fi C'lian-d: l,.i Cliam
imgiii, ll.ivn'i Xecliuul, Antweip; C11111
panlii, laveipool: I'eniislviiiiln, Hani
Imin'! It.v11d.1111, Uotterelitiiii l.alitt, Naples
and Genoa; Itotteielitin, AniHtenltun.
Ihln ol Wight Passed: Nooieluui, Itot
teidaiii lor New Y01K.
Bjr f.ielmhi Wire from The ,V3socltfd I'mi
Swamp Stott, Mass, Dec 3 Henry
Cutlet, toniporier and iiiusUal conductor
eieillteil with Intiodiiilng veaed nialo
tholi.s In this countiy, died heio today,
Dr Cutler iiiinieily was tugaulst and
tliolnntiMti ol Tilnlty tiiiiith In New
Votk tlty When thu Pi luce. 01' Wale.,
now King Iklwald VII, visited this coun
tiy lu IS'ii, Di Cutler conceived tho Idea
of having u vested tholr in Tilnlty slinlli
to those lu the Ihwllsh chinches, betuuso
thu Prime of Wales hnd decided lo in
Und the soivtco tlfie Tho Idea was at
oueii laken up In this tommy and be
came tje'iteial Dr. Gutlei's setting 10 thu
hi mil, "Thu Bon of Goel Goes Foith to
War," Is the best known of his composi
tions Ithacu, N. Y, Dec, C Charles Ilemy
Prtsno, of Ulsjies, Pa, a senior in Coi
nell Unlvcnlty, died to-day ut tho Cor
nell Infirmary from porltonltls alter an
operation which was deemed ncces-sary as
a lust resort. His deuth levculed a tula
of hardship endured to obtain tuntls lo
como to Cornell. Ho curncd tho money
by going Into tho backwoods and lumber
ramps of Potter county, stud lug nights
to obtain his preliminary education and
ul the samo tlmo supporting Jila mother,
Monu Dlstistcrs Follow ttis Pall)
of tlic Blizzard on Land
and Water.
Telegraphic Communication Badly
Crippled Many Lives Aie Lost.
Numeiotts Boats Ave Torn Loose
fiom. Theiv Moorings and Beached.
Sevetal Ships Go Down During
the Gales.
By Prelusive Wire fiom The At-ociitttl Creti.
New Yoik, Dec. j. A heavy wind
stotm accompanied by rain and later
by snow, stuiek .'uvv Yoik todty, anil
for a time seilously inteilereel with all
railway and steamship ti.tffie, as well
as with business in general. Surface
car lines, the elevated lalhoads nnd all
fenyboits were compelled to abandon
their schedules and lim as best they
could. Towards noon the snow ceased
to fall but the wind continued high
und it became much colder. The in.iv
iniuiii eloclty of the wind was fortj
cight miles an hour. Telegraph service
was much hampucel bv the storm.
Despatches timn up the state showed
that the sioim was seveie In the ctjun
tty dlstiicts and the snow tall in
the inleilor was much hcaviei titan in
this city.
Philadelphia, Dec. C The snow and
wind stoint which swept oer the east
ern p.ut of Pennsylvania timing the
morning abated late this afternoon.
The fall of snow In this city and sut
rounding country amounted to nbout
four Inches, but the greatest damage
was done by the high wind which at 11
o'clock attained a velocity of flfty-fout
milts an hour. The telegraph commun
ication between this city and Flus
hing was practically paralyzed and sub
mban street and railroad traffic was
badly crippled. One life was lost as the
result of the blinding snow and a few
minor accidents occurred.
During the height of the storm George
Chlveiton eliovo an express wagon into
a tiolloy ear and was instantly killed
and two persons lecelved fractured
limbs by the collision of two trolley cais
In West Philadelphia.
In thu anthracite coal region the fall
of snow amounted to eight inches, but
mining operations weie not seriously
Intel lot ed with.
The only .shipping disaster of moment
1 ppo:tcd to the llaiittme exchange w ti
the sinking of the thvoo masted
schooner, Virginia llulon, at Asste
teague, Va , about fifty miles below thu
Delaware breakwater. The vps-bel was
lumber laden tiom Norfolk for Phil
adelphia. Her crew- was rescued by the
Assateague life savers.
Newport News, Va., Dec, B. The tei
rlflc .storm of w Ind.and rain that sti uc':
this section early this morning was the
most desti uetlve known In Hampton
Roads In some time. One life was lost,
and numerous boats were totn Joosu
fiom their mooilngs and beached.
Others firmly anehoted were filled and
The only victim so far as known it
a colored man who was di owned neir
illnchs' store In Warwick county. Ho
was in a sloop and was knocked ovei
boaid. In New England.
Hoston, Dec. D Alter an unusually
long pmiod of calm, mild weather, a
spltittd storm from the gulf biought
winter to New Hngland todav with suddenness, and tor the tiiHt tlmo
this season covered the entiic legion
with snow to tho depth of eight inche.
The Htoim appaiei'tly was severe lu
southwestern New England, wheio
there was tonsldciablo wire prostration
and delayed traffic. New England le
celved the lull benefit of a nottheast
gale, which in some places attained a
velocity ot foity miles an hour. The
only shipwie-ck reported was that of a
schooner which lau on Dog Uar Urc-aU-water
in Hlouceiiter haibor. No lives
were lost.
A fishing vessel Horn Hoston, the
James H. Claik, 1.111 In tho breakeis
off Manchester, Mass., this afternoon,
but she Is expected to be pulled out ot
danger. Seven of tho twelve men on
boaul landed In Bafety. A bud
vviecki duo to the storm, occurred at
South Ashburnhain, In which one hiake
inun was killed and another fatally
Ship's Crew Lost.
Norfolk, Va., Dec. f, Reports le
celved hero tonight nro to the effect
that none or the ill-fated Wesley M.
Oler's crew escaped the disaster which
wiecked that schooner near Hatteias
llils morning. Only ono chance of a
rescuo is known, and that was brought,
to light by the Get man steamer Koln,
tiom Hiemen to Baltimore, lepoit'ng
the crow of an abandoned behoiiiieT
aboard, while entering the capes today,
This morning a huultune blew sixty
mills an hour here.
Tho tug Underw liter, which was tow
ing tho Oler fiom N.ibsau, hua not been
heaid fiom and I'eais are entertained
that she founderpel in the gale. Tim
eievv of the schooner Ida Lawrence
abandoned that vessel lu a rudderless
condition off Hutteras early this morn
ing und were tescued with the greatest;
difficulty by life'Saveis,
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Washington, Deo. 6. Forecast
for Hatliiday and Sunday : East
ern Penii3y lvanla Fair Saturday
und Stindiy; slowly rising tempera
ture; tllmliilshlag northwest winds.
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