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THE SGRA2TC0N TRIBUNE-TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1902.
ONE MORE WITNESS
ON THE fllNERS' SIDE
(Continued from Fngo 1.)
loss was In nowise befuto the com
mission, ami reminded tho romnifeslnn
nf ti decision II had made Unit tho null
ity of tho employer to nay was no JtBt
nrltcilim of tins wages a twin hIiiiII ro
rclvo for his litbor. Judge CI ray said
the commission proposed to assume
that the operators wne able to pay n
Just wiiRC This wita satisfactory to
f)nn of the miners' witnesses yester
day was Rev. Thomas is. Wulklns, thn
labor ritndlrtnlo for recorder, lie, villi
n number of other Delaware, Lnukii
wanna and Western nicn, told about
the fni million of tho Lackawanna
Tht! stories of tho lltllo daughters of
miners, who work in the silk mills,
wore tiuly pitiful, hut, If Judge Gray's
sentiments can ho taken as a criterion
of how the commission was Impressed
by their recitals, tho coal companies, In
the commissioners' minds, are not tho
culpnblo parties. One of the girls went
to work during tho strike, nnd pre
sumably the strike was responsible for
her having to go to work. In 'two other
cases, It developed that tho glrlc'
fathers own property. Judge Gray de
clared unequivocally nnd with a con
siderable Bhew of Indignation that It
was tho fault of tho fathers that the
little girls were al work. "I'd llko to
liavo those fathers here," said tho
Judge. "I'd llko to ask them a few
Tho first of these witnesses was
Theresa MeDonnott. aged 11, wIiomp
father, Michael MoDermott, works for
the Nay Aug Coal company. She works
In a Dunmoro silk mill from 7 In tho
morning until 6 In the evening, Is on
her feet all the time and receives $2 a
wefk. There are four children In the
family and she Is the second oldest.
Tin oldest, hi a boy. She went to work
during tho strike and Is to quit next
"It Is very creditable to her father
that ho Is going to take her out of the
mill," said Judge Gray.
Anna Denko. H years of age, n Dun-.-nore
girl, works in a silk mill from fi.30
In tho evening until 0.S0 In the morn
ing, with only half an hour at mid-,
night for rest and luii"h. She lives at"
No. 7, and has-- to walk an hour going
to and coming from her work. She re
ceives ."' cents an hour. Sho is the
eldest of seven children.
All the commissioners wore appar
ently veiy much moved by the con
templation of the little tot walking for
nn hour each way to and from work
In weather like this, and then standing
on her feet all night.
Father of the Girl.
"Judge Gray said: "I'd like to see
"Isn't it the fault of her father's em
ployer that she is compelled"
"I think It's tho fault of her father,"
Interrupted Judge Gray, In indignant
tones. "It's an outrage to coin the flesh
and blood of little children into money
in this way, when there is no real ne
cessity for It. It's an outrage."
"Hut don't you think, your honor.
that the natural Instinct- or tho parent
would not permit a child llko this to
, work this way If there was not real
"Some parents have no natural in
stincts such as you refer to," said tho
judge. Ills Indignation still apparent."
"How about the employer of tho
girl?" asked Mr. Darrow.
"The girl's employer could not em
ploy her If her father did not take her
by the hand and lead her into the
mill," declared the Judge. "I want to
pee that father and ask him a few
questions. There are miners who send
their daughters to the mills who are
earning enough to keep them at home."
Major "Warren got the little girl to
She her lather's name and the place
of his employment, that he might pre
sent to the commission exact flguies on
the father's earnings.
Helen Slsach. an 11 years and 11
months old Slav girl, next testified,
through another little Slav girl, Mary
Gaiupko, of about tho same age. She
told that she has been working nights
for more than a year In a Dunmoic
silk mill for tbiee cents an hour.
"How much'."' fairly shouted Judge
"Three tents an hour," the little In
tel preter answered.
"Three coins an hour!" lepcuted the
judga, slowly. The comment he felt
called upon to make was made under
his breath. From the expression of his
countenance he was toying something
that would not get Into an expurgated
edition of thn record.
.V little later, in telling about their
home life, the Httle girt admitted that
her father uwmd bis own home.
"They own their own house?" In.
dulrod Judg Gray to make sine that
ho heaid aright.
"Yes, sir," said the little Interpreter.
Judge Gr.iy looked ahead of him
vacantly lor awhile, with his hands
thrust deep In hlh pockets, and then re
marked: "I'd like to see her father."
Sworo She Was Thirteen.
Judge Gray's called attention to the
liu.t tliut tbo law forbids the employ
ment of children under li) years of ago
In Motorics, mills and the like, and
linked how It was that the wltues.s, who
was not yet twelve, had been winking
for more than a year. The little In
terpreter and the witness talked In
Slavish for a time nnd then the former
answered; "Her father sworo she was
Major Warrou'rf questions hi ought
out tho information that the llttln gilt's
father Is a contract miner and that ho
Kosie I laser, an eleven and a half
ytnr old lnmnioro girl, told that Mm
has been winking nights In the silk
mill for six months at rb cents an
hour, Her father Is AVHIInni lluser, a
contract miner for tho Pennsylvania
Coal company, and lias flvo children.
lie owns his own house,
"Vour futher owns his own house?"
asked Judgu Grny,
It will be good news to the mothers
cf email cllililren to lea in that croup
cuii bo prevented, Tho first sign of
croup is hoarseness. A day or two be
foie tin attack the child becomes
hoai'Fe. This Is soon followed by a pe
culiar rough cough. Give Chamber
lain's Cough llemcdy freely us soon as
the child becomes hoarse, or even after
tho rough' cough appears, and It will
dispel nil symptoms of croup. In this
vay all danger and anxiety may be
avoided. (ThIs remedy Is used by many
thousands of mothers and litis never
been known to full, It Is, In fact, the
only remedy that can nlwuys bo de.
"Yrs. He lit my plop-father, not my
father." said tho little girl.
"I thought as much," remarked the
Mr. Dm low tried to mollify things
by having the lltllo girl tell Hint the
houo is not puld for. The little girl
thought It was not all paid for.
Judge Grny Inquired If theio was any
law In this state forbidding children
from working nights. Nobody could an
swer him. Mr. Torrey said that he
would look It up.
"I guess the statutes relative to child
labor aro not much better than dead
loiters In tho coal regions," said the
Judge hnlf Inquiringly.
Tho Judge spent a little time looking
over the statutes, which he keeps be
fore liltn, nnd found a law prescribing
that minors between the ages of thir
teen and sixteen shall not work more
than six months In any one calendar
year. lie read tho statute and looked
up as If to say, "Hnv about It." There
was no response. It was evidently news
to the lawyers.
Wages Fathers Earn.
During tho noon recess, Major "War
ren made an Investigation of the Penn
sylvania Coal company's statistics and
found that tho fatheis of three of the
little girls had earned wages in 1001 as
fol!aY.i: John Dcnko, $93-U, for eight
and a half months' work; I'oter Slsack,
S1.131.03 for twelve months, and Wlllltim
lluser, Jllfi.iS for flvo and a half
months. The statistics of tho Nny Aug
Coal company show that tho father of
the McDermott girl earned $375.02 In the
six months he worked for that company
in 11101 and Hint his earnings for the
nineteen days he worked since the strike
were $90.11. All these are net earnings.
Thomcs "William, a 14-year-old slats
picker, employed by tho Tied Ash Coal
company at Iteno, Schuylkill county,
told that he works for $4.75 a week and
that his ten-year-old brother works for
$4 a week. His mother Is a widow.
"There is .a case," said Judge- Gray,
"where a poor woman very likely Is
compelled to have her babes earn for
The little follow was asked by Judge
Gray how It came that his tcn-yer.r-old
brother was working when the law pre
scribes that no one under twelve years
of ago shall be employed in the breaker.
"He got a note .to the boss," said tho
"Yes, so I supposed," said the judge.
"Who wrote the note, Tommle?"
"I did," said the lad, laughing.
"And who signed If." asked the Judge.
"Mother did," replied the boy.
"Well, I suppose she had to," said the
judge. "She probably needs the
At the opening of tho afternoon ses
sion, Judge Gray asked for the name
and address of tho factory Inspector.
Major Warren Informed him that the
inspector is Earl E. Bishop, of Dun
rr.oro. Invited Factoiy Inspector.
".Mr. rteeorder," said tho judge, "take
that down, and write tho Inspector in
viting li I iii to come before the commis
sion, and tell what ho knows about
these nppnienl violations of the child
More witnesses from the Philadelphia
and Heading collieries were called arid
examined by Congressman Charles
Driimm, of Minersvllie, who was called
in specially by the miners to assist in
the examination of the witnesses from
Henry Leldlch, of Good Spilng col
liery complained that the company re
scinded n pillar robbing contract be
cause he was making too much money
and that he was later discharged. Mr.
Wolverton brought out the fact that
the boss who discharged him wns his
biother-li'-law, and that there was a
family quarrel between them.
Earl Mayer, another Good Spring
man, told that he was not re-employod,
after tho strike. He couldn't explain
John Klloiiskl. of Shenandoah, exhib
ited two badly deformed hands, result
ing from a gas explosion which ho
blamed on the flie boss. He was Idle
sixteen months and received no help
from tho company. He was re-employed
for a while by the Heading company,
but lit got sick and wiitn he returned
another man was in his place and he
was sent away. He said he only re
ceived $1.S0 a day for himself and two
men while he worked for the Heading
George Seeg, from the Good Spring
colliery, presented his pay checks for
twelve years from 1SS9 to the present
His last pay was $15 for ten shifts.
John Carr, of Ashland, a driver at
the Locust Gap colliery, complained
Hint he was discharged since the strike
because he refused to tend to two gang
ways instead of one as heretofore. On
cross-examination, Mr, Wolverton
brought It out that the witness really
quit because he would not take the
place of another man who was dis
charged. John Schlotinan, from the Good
Spring colliery, complained he and his
boys were not re-employed and that
new men, who never worked at tho
colliery before, have been put In their
Charles Burke, from tho St. Nicholas
colliery, near Mnlionoy City, told of a
lower wage being paid at his colliery
than nt surrounding collieries for build
ing a battery,
Testimony uncut conditions nt Ihio
collieries wus next presented.
At Erie Collieries.
Anthony Shumus, check Welshman at
the Clifford colliery In Forest City, tes
tified that twenly-iilno bundled weight
or 3,24S pounds are required for a ton
at this colliery. The company never
allowed him to weigh the empty ear,
but his estlmatfi was that there Is a dif
ference of 1,000 pounds In the weight
of different cars, but all me rated nt
2,300 pounds. The average at one shaft,
he said, was 4,421 tons out of 5ST.079 tou
or nine and one-half per cent., und (it
another, the average was 1,538 tons out
of 31,128 tons or four und one-half per
Stephen McDonald, a Sunday news
paperman, went on the stand to tell
how many mills and factoiles there ore
hereabouts employing girls. Ills knowl
edge was meagre, vogue und Indefinite,
and Mr. D.urow withdrew him.
.1, R. Stuttleheln, carpenter at tho
Avondalo colliery of tho Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western company,
talc that tho size of tho mine car was
Increased one Inch In height, In 1SJ0.
This added two and one-third cubic,
feet to tho contents.
At 3.30 p. in., Mr. Darrow announced
that there was only one more witness
to bo presented by his sldo on direct
examination. This witness Is Samuel
Gompcrs, national president of tho
Pv'ndfd upon und Hint 13 pleasant and
t.re to take. For sao by all druggists. Ameilcun Federation, of Labor, who h piactkally admitted '.Hutt he understood
lo teillfy, today, regarding wages paid
io vitrlotiH classes of workmen through
out the United Stater.
The remaining evidence to be pre
sented, Mr. Darrow cxplnlned, consist
ed of excerpts from various publica
tions to show n combination between
coal carrying rouds nnd coul mining
companies; consolidations between
competing companies, and tho exist
ence of it practical monopoly of tho
coal business! It would also be shown
by a table, Mr. Darrow explained, .'.hat
tho output of the coal company lias
fluctuated greatly during Iho past ten
ycnri, nnd Hint In consequence thereof,
Inst year, tnkon alone, Is not n fair
criterion. "Wo may or may not nt
sonic future time," said Mr. Darrow,
"ask some questions of railroad presi
dents, If they nro put on the sland,
regarding combinations for regulating
nnd restricting trade."
Helcvnncy of Testimony.
After a lengthy discussion us lo the
relevancy of the testimony It wan pro
posed to present regarding alleged com
binations, discriminations nnd exorb
itant rates, It was announced by Judge
Gray that while tho commission felt It
was called upon to make n finding on
these matins, It would hoar what It
wns proposed to offer. "Wo have quite
enough to do," said the Judge, "to de
cide the controverted Issues of tho
strike, without widening Its scope, as
suggested by tho offered evidence."
Henry D. Lloyd, who prepared tho
evidence, was called upon to give :.n
outline of what would be offered.
He said It pertained to the causes,
character and results of combinations
of capital nnd combinations of labor In
the coal regions; the profits of coal
mining; discriminations In treltht
rnte.i; tho economical, political nnd
social consequences of tho combina
tions. It wns, In other words, ho ex
plained, a compendium of the litera
ture of theso subjects from 1S71 to tho
present time, embracing all Important
investigations by legislative and other
committees together with judicial de
cisions, etc., otr.
Attorneys Torrey, Wolverton, War
ren nnd Hand In turn objected to lum
bering tho record with what Mr. L'ojd
had to offer. Judge Grny could not see
the relevancy of It. Mr. Darrow ex
plained that It would at least answer
the allegation of some of the companies
that they could not afford to pay in
A lengthy discussion as to the admis
sion of this testimony was cut short by
Judge Gray remarking: "Go ahead,
Mr. Lloyd, we might as well spend two
hours receiving the evidence as In dis
cussing whether or not wo will receive
After Mr. Lloyd had proceeded for
an hour and a half with his reading,
he reached the matter of freight rates
and profits. Mr. Wolverton agiin ob
jected, saying this testimony was'
wholly irrelevant, that there was noth
ing the commission wants in the way
of Information can be predicated on
the proferrcd testimony, and that at all
events such matters were for the Inter
state Commerce commission.
Twenty Years' Work. x
"Hew long has it taken you togah
er all that data?" Inquired General Wil
son, looking up from a letter he wa3
writing and letting his gaze full upon
the stack of books and papers In front
of Mr. Lloyd.
"Twenty years," proudly replied the
"Well, we haven't that much fine to
look it over, Mr. Lloyd," said tho gen
eral, as he resumed his letter .vritiny.
Judge Gray said he thought tho
Lloyd data was wholly outside the
scope of tho present inquiry. If the
operators aver that they are unable, on
account of mengre profits, to pay the
wages tho miners are demanding, he
said, the question of profits may prop
erly come before the commission. Until
such time, he would ask Mr. Lloyd to
refrain from a further presentation cf
"We are going to nssume," Judge
Gray added, "that the operators are
able to pay fair wages."
This, Mr. Darrow said, wns satisfac
tory to his side.
During ills hour and a half of read
ing, Mr. Lloyd presented the findings
of various legislative nnd .other com
missions and the utterances of Poor's
Manual and the Commercial and
Financial Chronicle on alleged com
binations of railroads, their Identity of
Interests as shown by common dliec
tors, joint acquisition of the Temple
Iron company, joint insistence to the
independents' proposed new road to
tidewater, admissions of the Deiawaie,
Lackawanna and Western company's
annual report that "concentration" of
coal Interests had inaierinliy bettered
tho local business, and acquisitions of
small companies by the big ones.
He hud just completed the first part
of his showing that exorbitant rates
aie charged for hard coal, as compared
with other commodities, when the in
terruption came. It wus 5.43 o'clock
bet'oio Mr, Lloyd was halted and ad
Man in His Place.
P. O. Malley, a fireman nt tho Forest
City colliery of the Erie conrpuny, also
complained of not being taken back
after the strike. When he applied for
reinstatement the boss told him theio
was a man In his place. During tho
strike In- secured work ns a section
hand on the Erie railroad, and without
any known cause was one day suni
Major Wnrten asked the witness If It
was not trlit that he promised the dl.-:-trlct
superintendent he could count on
him standing by the company, and In
tho face of that If he did not abandon
his position. The witness said hu told
the superintendent he would stay ut
work as long as the union would let
"I wouldn't go back on my oath,"
added tho witiuss,
"Then you take an oath, do you?"
nsked Judga Grny. "What kind of an
oath do von tako?"
"Just a promise to stand by our
"Do you promise to stand by non
union fellow-workmen?" asked General
"They stand on them, not hy them,
general," said Judge Gray, answering
for tho witness,
Tho obligation the mine workers'
union requites of Its members wns
n.-m unu ii nun uiuumu out lllllt .1
pass-word Is necessary to get Into a
After there had been quite an expo
sition of tills feature of the union, Judge
Gray remarked; "This does not make
It n secret organization,"
John Tancoskl, a miner at tho Clif
ford colliery, tried to make It appear
that the Erie was cutting off allowances
to recoup Itself for the ten per cent
Increase In 1000. In proof of this ho told
of an Instance In 1901, when he drove
eight yards of oross-iut and did not
get ns much for it as ho did for sim
ilar work befoie the strike.
HJs Pay in 1001.
Uti cross-pxiiinliiivtlon tho uitml
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! mas dispels the shadows and casts a ray of brightness over the human family that gladdens the hearts o'f !
; young and old.
I To Have Or Not to Have, and What Will It Be?
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anticipating the varied wants, not only the things essential to comfort, but thousands of items . that will gratify 5
r$ the recipient and occasion tender thoughts of the giver. Displays are the all-absorbing topic of the store, and g;
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Shopping Ilsf, Match Safes, Tilottcrs, Dross Goods and Silks.
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SHAVING SKTS-From (IScto S. Men's Furnishing StOCk , q V- Vnl,tln'
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25c! to $3. IS OF UTMOST IMPOIITANCG Hmek and Colored Dress Stuffs.
AVOIIK noXKfl. NHW: ,., , , T. , , , jMC0 Curtains.
GLOVK HOXKS. Umbrellas, .Shirts, Handkerchiefs, Ijaco Beil Set!
NKCKTIK BOXKS. Gloves, huspenders, Sweaters Neck- Chenille and Tapestry Curtain.
COLLAR AXD CUFF BOXFS- wear nnd other things necessary for Tapeslrv Couch Cover.
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HANDSOME PICTURES At ten Linen, Mexican Drawn Work, Bureau Fur Robes for Baby Carriages,
cents each. Scarfs, Doylies, Stand Covers and Pil- Muslin Underwent'.
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BIG COLLECTION FANS. Knitting and Embroidery Silks, smc antl other Petticoats.
AUSTRIAN DECORATED CHINA Yarns nnd Rlljbons. The burnt wood White Aprons.
Slippers, Boots, Trays, Vases, etc., 23c. articles are shown on this counter. infants' Dresses.
' t0'- Raphael TUCk'S Skirts and Corsets. ,
. ,. ., T ... n i i . i i Ladles' and Misses Tailor Made
Sterling Silver Novelties Beautiful Calendars suits.
Tootli Brushes, Nail Brushes, Scls- Splendid lot of calendars and book- W,!Ikln SkLl',t?-.
sors, Shoo" Horns. Nail Files, Button lets, Sc. to $1.23. Rainy Day Skirts.
Hooks, Darners, Blotters, etc. These Handkerchief 1aln Coats-
were Intended to sell at 49c. each. IianURCrtlllCl Winter Jackets.
They are on sale at 23c. each. and LaCe Counter Capes and Coats.
Immense collection of Handkerchiefs, Silk, Velour and Electric Seal Coats.
Leather Goods plain, embroidered and lace trimmed, Dressing Sacques.
,,,,,, , . . Lace Neck Fixings, Silk Neck Fixings, Wrappers and Tea Gowns.
rlst Bags from -oc. to $j. Laces, Veilings, Embroideries, etc. Down Comforts. $3.00 and $7.90 each.
S'Kif At the Fur Counter Cotton Filled Comforts from 980. to
cGart;2fct:to$l,9. tSSad. '"coUoii nukels from 39cto $1,9 a
Pyralln Toilet Sets, 9Sc. to S4.9S. Long a)Ki short Boas of the same l)alr-
Ebony Toilet Sets, from 50c. to $3.63. fu7.. All Wool Blankets from $2.9S to $9.98
Roman Gold Toilet Sets, from $1.9S to Muffs of all the kinds. pair.
$7.30. Misses' and Children's Fur Sets. And so ou ad libitum, ad infinitum.
Extra Salespeople preclude the possibility of delays. You may best judge the values by investigation. g-
Ordinarily the mere announcement of anything in the way of extra value here meets with .acceptance. ?
d Though for those disposed to think that as good can be found elsewhere, we say : "Get Posted." '
tho increase to the Forest City men
amounted to as much as fourteen pet
cent, in some instances. It was shown
that the witness drew $444.23 in ten
months of 1901.
William Murphy and Anthony Welby,
nilnets from the Archbald colliery of the
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
company, told of tho attempt to form
the Lackawanna union, piior to the
strike of 1900. They told that a commit
tee appointed by the foreman asked
them to join such a union. Murphy
also told that when he refused to join
one of the committee told him he might
be sorry for refusing.
M. S. Lavello, told that. District Sup
erintendent Thomas Williams, Reeso
Eans and Thomas Morgan separately
approached him to Join the Laekawan
n:i union, nnil that District Kimprhi-
tendt-nl Williams tried to persuade hi in
to become president of the Continental
local of the new union.
Mr. Lpvelle told of reductions made
In the prices paid In two veins., at the
Continental after the 1900 strike. The
men wanted $1.10 a car and $1.23 for
rock. The company offeied $1.01 a car
and seventy-live cents for rock. A com
mittee waited on General Manager
Loonils and it was agreed they should
work for these prices providing the
company would guarantee sixteen c.tis
to the keg.
On cross-examination the witness ad
mitted the men went back to work un
der this agreement. He added, though,
that they could not make a living wage
Rev. Thomas R. Walking, of North
Scriinton, the labor candidate for re
corder, was called to testify as to the
formation of the Lackawanna union.
Ho works at thefctorr's shaft and has
been a miner for thlrty-flvc years. He
also pienches when called upon to (ill
a vacant pulpit, being a regularly' or
dained Congiegational minister,
Mr. Walking told that whe.n the
movement for tho organization of tho
Lackawanna union was afoot, just
previous to tho 1900 strike, a lire boss
at tho Stoirs solicited him to Join it,
saying It would be of much more bene
fit to the Delaware, Laekawannu and
Western men than the United Mine
Workeis, lie was reminded by the tiro
boss of the history of previous miners'
unions and how It was likely that In
the United Mine Workers there were
thieves who would steal the funds. Ho
declined to Join the Luckawunua union
despite all this.
Major Warren contented himself as
cross-examination with one question,
carrying the Inference that the purpose
of the Lackawanna union was to fur
ther the very thing Hint President Mit
chell was advancing collective bargain
ing between u company and all Its em
To show that Its main purpose was
to antagonize the United Mine Workers
Mr. Darrow read from the constitution
of the Lackawanna union, a clause set
ting forth that it was a particularly de
sirable organization for unthraclte men
as It was not controlled by "soft coal or
other prejudicial Interests."
Several more witnesses alho told of
alleged discrimination, hut llko .substan
tially all tho others they could not deny
that It was necessary for tho company
to nil their places during tho strike, nnd
that the men who took the places nro
still holding them.
Proceedings In Book Form.
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How about a fancu or
white vest ? It makes
auite a sensible present
'In the last few days some very
swell vest patterns have arrived here.
Black and colored grounds with white
pattern effects. Don't you think
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