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DAILY ErAPLlSHED lSO. t UL.
JlIJXEnS MAY DC OFFERED INCREASE
OF TEX PER CENT.
Negotiations Said to He Nenrlng Com
pletlon for an Amicable Settle
ment of the Strike.
CONFERENCE OF OPERATORS
AT WHICH THE SITUATION AVAS IX
Opinion General that Concentlona
Will De Made as to ray, bnt Not
to Recognition of Union.
HE. KUCHELTS STATEMENT
HE BELIEVES EFFORT IS DEIXG
MADE TO SETTLE THE STRIKE.
At the Same Time He Doea Not Want
the Men to Return to Work
on 31ere Ramon.
BITTJHINOUS MINERS WARNED
TUET MUST NOT LOAD COAL FOR
USE IX ANTHRACITE REGION.
federal More Mine Closed Yesterday
Cardinal Glbbona Asked to Act
mm Arbiter of the Strike.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 27.-The tower
lug feature of the coal strike situation to
day, and one which attracted the attention
ef all interests Involved, was the widely
circulated report that negotiations a;
pending:, and rapidly nearing completion,
lor an amicable settlement of the strike.
While the Identity of the person or persons
who are said to be at work endeavoring to
bring: about the immediate and peaceful
adjustment of the differences between the
employers and employes has not been dis
closed. It was openly admitted In authori
tative sources that such endeavor was in
progress. President Truesdale. of the Lack
awanna. Company, 13 quoted as making
such admission, but in what manner, cr
Ly wfcwüi-tty were being conducted, he
declined to starV."
President Mitchell, the head of the strik
ing miners organization, expressed the be
lief that the operators had decided to of
fer the miners an Increase of wages, but
he, too, declined to admit whether he
possessed any further information on the
From Scranton to-night came the state
ment that at a conference of coal opera
tors In that section, the opinion was prev
alent that the influences at work were of a
strong political nature and that the opera
tors would be obliged to offer the men at
least the concession of an Increase in
wage3. The Information upon which the
operators based their conclusion that the
working Influences were political could not
be learned to-nlghL
Coupled with nearly all the reports of a
probable early settlement of the trouble
came the, announcement that the men
would be offered an increase of pay, but
that the mine owners would decline to ar
bitrate the differences through President
Mitchell, or to in any manner give recogni
tion to the United Mine Workers organiza
tion. This refusal of recognition, however,
would not prove a difficult obstacle to over
come. President Mitchell in his open letter
to the public having expressed his willing
rtss to accept a settlement through sep
arate conferences of committees of the
employes and their direct employers. If
the railroad presidents and others who con
trolled the mines would accept this propo
sition he said he would waive all claim to
recognition of the union. One condition he
exacted, however, was that these various
conferences should be held the same day
and In the same city.
Matters were quiet throughout the strike
regions to-day, and the strikers forces
were increased by the closing of a few
Conference of Operators.
SCRANTON", Fa., Sept. 27. At an in
formal conference of the local operators
to-night the report of the negotiations for
settling the strike was discussed, and the
consensus of opinion was that influences
Teported to be at work toward effecting a
settlement" are of a political hue, and that
these Interests cannot advance any argu
ment that will cause the operators to turn
from the course they have mapped out,
namely, fighting to a finish the threatened
invasion of the anthracite region by the
United Mina Workers' organization.
The general opinion here is that the in
fluences referred to are of such a power
ful nature that the operators cannot well
stand out against them, and it is believed
that the strike will be settled.
The means of settlement, it is said, will
b as fellows: The big carrying companies
will grant a slight reduction in tolls, the
cperatora will raise the price of coal, and
the wages of the miners will be Increased
according to the percentage that the re
duction In tolls and Increase in selling pric
will permit, the figuring to be done with
the existing scale of wages as the basis.
It will be expected that the mine workers
union hall not figure In the negotiations,
and that the men shall return to work
without any further ceremony than a
guarantee that the advance in wages will
GinnONS .MAY ARRITRATC.
The Cardinal Aaked by One of the
Parties to the Controversy.
BALTIMORE. Sept r.-Cardinal Gib
bons hast been asked to act as arbitrator
between the striking miners and the oper
ator of the anthracite coal region of Penn
sylvania. While admitting that he has
been approached on the subject, hb Eml-
JU IN J. JL I 1.
Eence said to-night that he had heard from
enly one side of the parties in controversy,
and must decline to discuss the question of
arbitration until all had been heard from.
To those who approached him on the sub
ject the cardinal said: "I have received
overtures from two or three interested
parties, but I shall not act until I hear
more of the matter. I have not heard from
"Will you consent to act If both sides
do approach you?" was asked.
"In that case I shall take the matter
under very serious consideration very
serious consideration," he added, as If to
emphasize the remark. Continuing, his
Eminence declared that he would be glad
to do anything in his power to help solvo
the problem which so seriously affects so
It Is said on good authority that the car
dinal has practically agreed to arbitrate
the differences, and It is thought likely that
the various interests concerned will decide
to leave the settlement of their dlagreement
to the head of the Catholic Church In the
Cardinal Gibbons will probably go to
Philadelphia to-morrow or Saturday, and
it is believed this trip will be In connec
tion with the strike situation. Most of
the miners who are concerned In the lock
out are believed to be Catholics, and sev
eral high Catholic prelates have been sug
gested in connection with the settlement of
MITCHELL RELIEVES IT.
He Thinks Operator Hare Agreed to
Offer Increase In Pay.
IIAZLETON, Pa,, Sept. 27. The Asso
ciated Press at 10 o'clock to-night secured
from President Mitchell, of the United
Mine Workers, the admission that he be
lieves the mine operators have agreed to
make the striking mine workers an offer
of a 10 per cent. Increase In wages. Fur
ther than this Mr. Mitchell declined to
talk. He was reticent all day on the sub
ject and several times declared that he
knew nothing of the rumors of a settle
ment of the strike.
Mr. Mitchell's admission that he believed
the report that the operators would offer
an advance to the men was made while he
was holding a conference with his lieuten
ants. Those at the conference were Na
tional Committeeman Fred Dllcher, of
Ohio; V. R. Falrley, of Alabama; Benja
min James, of Pennsylvania; President T.
D. Nlcholls. of the Wyoming-Lackawanna
district, and President John Fahey, of the
Schuylkill region. After the meeting,
which lasted until midnight. President
Mitchell Informed the reporter that the
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TO BLOCKADE PORTS
ALLIES PROPOSE A DEMONSTRATION
Latter Warships Have Assumed a
Hostile Attitude and May Re
Forced to Stay in Harbors.
INVITATION TO THE COURT
EMPEROR AND HIS ENTOURAGE
ASKED TO RETURN' TO I'ilKl.VG.
General Chaffee Donbtful Whether
the Notes of the Foreign Minis
ters Will Be Complied With.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 27. The Rus
sian naval staff announce that it is pro
posed to blockade all Chinese naval ports
In consequence of the hostile attitude of
the Chinese fleet at Shanghai, and to send
fast cruisers from the allied squadrons to
protect their transports.
The general staff announces that Russian
troops are massing around Kirlln, In Man
churia, where there are 5.000 Chinese.
INVITED TO RETURN.
Emperor and His Conrt Asked to Come
Back to Peking.
tCopyrisht. 1500, by the Associated Frets.
PEKING, Sept. 21, via Taku, Sept. 23.
All the foreign ministers have addressed
notes to Prince Ching, suggesting the re
turn to Peking of the Emperor and the
court. The notes were informal and not
written In a diplomatic capacity. The
writers do not consider them binding upon
their respective governments. The diplo
mats acted Jointly in the matter, but the
letters were sent individually. These did
not contain any assurances, but merely
suggested the return of the Emperor.
Frlnce Chlng undertook to deliver the
notes. The outcome is a matter of specu
lation, the doubtful'element being the in
fluence of Prince Tuan and General Tung
Fuh Slang, who may restrain the court.
General Chaffee, discussing the probabili
ties to-day, said: "I do not believe that any
European monarch would enter the camp
of his allied enemies, and I doubt that the
Empress dowager will do so. It Is general
ly conceded that the restoration of the
Chinese government is essential. I have
favored the withdrawal of the main allied
force to Yang-Tsun and Tien-Tsln, leaving
two thousand mixed troops to guard the
Mr. W. Rockhlll will leave for Shanghai
on Monday, Sept. 24.
Consuls Object to a New Taotal.
SHANGHAI. Sept. 27. Viceroy Liu Kun
Yl has telegraphed to the consuls to the
effect that he is communicating with the
imperial court regarding the appointment
of a new taotal here. The consuls believe
this will delay the installation of the ob
jectionable appointee for several months.
Forces Landed by the Allies.
VIENNA. Sept. 27.-The Admiralty has
received a dispatch from Taku giving the
strength of the forces landed there by the
allied powers as follows: Austrian. 494;
German, 8.17S; British, 8,353; American. 5,605;
French, 6.576; Italian. 2.541; Russian, 20,034;
Japanese, 15.570; total, 6S.!3.
HONG-KONG, Sept. 27. The American
Fresbyterlan and Catholic missions at
Shek-Lung. on the East river, have been
destroyed. The priest In charge of the
Catholic mission escaped and was protected
by a mandarin.
New Commander of Chinese.
PARIS, Sept. 27. The French consul at
Shanghai cables under date of Sept. 25
(Tuesday) that Tung Fuh Slan has just
been appointed general of the western and
SENATOR BEVERIDGE COMPARES
TIIE3I AT MINNEAPOLIS.
Shows What Repnbllcnna Have Done
to Benefit the Country and How
Democrats Tried to Ruin It.
PRESENT PROSPEROUS TIMES
DUE TO WISE LAWS ENACTED
MEET NEW CONDITIONS.
Republican Party In Favor of Com
mercial Expansion aa Well as
OVATION TO THE INDIANIAN
ONE OF THE GREATEST DEMONSTRA
TIONS OF THE CAMPAIGN.
Five Thousand Marchers In Lint
7,OO0) People In Exposition Hall
and Many Turned Array.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Sept. 27. The
meeting in honor of United States Senator
Albert J. Beveridge, of Indiana, here to
night was the most imposing political dem
onstration held in Minneapolis since the
Republican national convention eight years
ago. More than 5,000 men were in the
parade which the senator reviewed, and
more than 7,000 heard him speak, others
being turned away. The speech was de
livered at the exposition building, in the
hall where Benjamin Harrison defeated
James G. Blaine for the presidential nomi
nation in 1S32.
A feature of the parade was the march
ing of the Roosevelt Rough Riders Club,
of St. Paul, the original "Roosevelt" Club,
organized April 21, 1900, two months before
the nomination of Mr. Roosevelt for the
The University Republican Club was in
line. 500 strong, the boys locking arms and
zlg-zagglng from curb to curb instead of
marching In the regulation military fash
ion. As they passed along they shouted the
"Skl-u-mah" college yell and cheered for
Beveridge. Fully three-fourths of the men
In line were uniformed In khaki and wore
the regulation Rough Rider uniforms, even
to the campaign leggings.
Prizes offered for the best marching clubs
were awarded as follows: For the best
club outside of the twin cities. $100. the
Hutchinson Club, of Hutchinson, Minn.;
for the best Minneapolis club, $30, the Min
neapolis Roosevelt Club; for the best St.
Paul club, S0, the St. Paul Original Roose
The exposition meeting was enthusiastic
and Senator Beveridge was given a rous
ing reception. The senator spoke for about
two hours, the major portion of his address
being devoted to our present prosperity
and the method by which It can be con
tinued. He said It could not be continued
by any formula of administration, but that
h continuing prosperity depended on con
stantly adding to the markets for Amer
ican products. "This," said he, "is the
purpose of the Republican party. It in
vents new policies to meet new and changed
conditions. It is the party of commercial
growth as well as territorial growth. That
is why Republican administration always
means American prosperity, and that is
why Democratic administration always
means commercial disaster."
COMPARISON OF RECORDS.
Said the senator: "Look at the record, of
which every man here has personal knowl
edge. From 1SS0 to 1SS1, the Republican
party and prosperity; 1SS4 to 1SSS, the Dem
ocratic party and the beginning of hard
times; 1858 to 1892, the Republican party,
Harrison and prosperity; 1802 to 1836, the
Democratic party and the consummation
of hard times; 1S96 to 1900, the Republican
party, with McKinley and the highest tide
of prosperity that has ever swept around
the world. And now, with an audacity
that is astonishing, the Democratic party
asks to let it once more manage our af
fairs, and he is a candidate for hunger who
favors that management of certain disaster
at home and certain dishonor abroad."
Senator Beveridge analyzed at length the
cause of the present prosperity and the
new conditions which it was necessary to
create in order that the present prosperity
might be continued. He said the present
prosperity could not be continued merely
by standing still; it could not be continued
by going backward, as the Democratic
party proposed; it could only pe continued
by going forward and opening still newer
avenues for American energy. He sali:
'There cannot be a better test than this:
Let all whose conditions improved under
McKinley vote for McKinley, and all who3e
conditions had grown wors? under McKin
ley vote against him. If any man thinks
that his present prosperity has not been
made possible by McKinley I want him to
tell me how it will be increased by Bryan."
Reviewing the past and present condi
tions, he said: "The Democratic party pro
duced a deficit In time of peace; the Re
publican party produced a surplus in time
On the attitude of the two parties In ref
erence to our foreign possessions he said:
"The Republican party and the flag in the
skies; the Democratic party and the flag
In the dust this is the attitude of tho
party of Lincoln and the attitude of the
rarty of Calhoun at the close of the nine
teenth century. National domain, the con
solidation of the people, the extension of
territory have been the Instinctive and per
sistent efforts of the American people since
first they flung their separate banner out
among the flags of men. All other ques
tions have been incidental and temporary
issues of a decade or a day, and on them
political parties have lost and won and had
their litte day, equally unimportant victory
or defeat, but every political party that
has stood for the traditional policy of the
Republic the people have sustained, and
every party that has opposed their onward
march the American people have over
thrown." Senator Beveridge said that this was a
nonpartisan campaign, an American cam
paign, and that this was the reason why
the Republican party had such a hold on
MORNING, SEPTEMBER 28, 190v
the people's hearts because the Republican
party in this campaign Etood for Amer
icanism. PROMISES WILL BE KEPT.
Gomes Expresses Faith In Americans
His Ambitions About Realised.
HAVANA, Sept. 27. Gen. Maximo Gomez
has written a letter to friends In Santo Do
mingo, and an extract from it appears in
La Lucha to-day.
"The fevered state in which Cuba now
Is," says the writer, "is natural, but it will
not last. The flame of war will be extin
guished once for all in the national conven
tion. On the benches of that convention a
great embrace will be given. Only a bad
man will not respect the worn: of that body.
"In the convention will originate two po
litical parties, which will focus the views of
all good Cubans. I have longed eagerly for
the moment now about to arrive. With the
convention the work of the revolution will
"Many persons are mortified at the pro
longation of the American Intervention.
Many also view the situation in a pessi
mistic light. But the Americans are not to
blame for the delay, as the Cubans have
placed obstacles In their path. No good
man can doubt that the promises of the
United States secretary of war and the
American people will be faithfully kept."
Governor General Wood to-day published
a report covering the history of the mili
tary administration during the last nine
LITTLE TOR CREDITORS.
Referee Slier and Prise Fighter Pro
moter Houseman Fail.
CHICAGO, Sept. 27. George Slier, the
prize-fight referee, and Louis II. House
man, the boxlng-exhlbltlon manager, both
filed petitions In bankruptcy here to-day.
Eiler scheduled liabilities of $6,130, and
Houseman of $3,753. Their combined assets
were put at $100.
CONGER TO CO AHEAD
HE WILL BEGIN NEGOTIATIONS
WITH CHINESE WITHOUT DELAY.
State Department Hopefnl that Ills
Prompt Action Will Induce
Other Powers to Follow
PROTEST AGAINST A PRINCE
TUAN IS PERSONA NON GRATA TO
THE UNITED STATES.
Salisbury's Verbal Reply to the Cer
iii uu Note Was Adverse to the
Proposal Press Comment. .
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27. Minister Con
ger has been advised by the State Depart
ment of the substance of the replies made
by this government last Friday to the gov
ernments of Germany, Russia and China
resper !ng China, which clearly indicated
to him the general nature of the instruc
tions he is to receive. Moreover, by this
time he is Informed of the orders issued to
General Chaffee to . reduce his force to a
legation guard. The note' to China specif
ically pointed out the lines on which this
government will issue Its Instruction to
Its minister. The document itself is In
course of final approval. Acting Secretary
Hill having completed the draft some days
ago and forwarded it to the President. It
was the belief of the State Department
late this afternoon that the actual trans
mission of the instructions would be car
ried out very soon, probably within the
next twelve hours. It Is said the text of
the Instructions will not be given publicity
at present for diplomatic reasons, but there
is no concealment of the general scope of
the document, which is on the lines laid
down In the three notes. In this connec
tion It Is said at the State Department that
Mr. Conger will put the negotiations in
motion without any purpose of acting for
any government other than the United
States, although the government 6teadily
keeps in mind that the United States is
but one of several nations mutually inter
ested in obtaining a common end, and it is
hoped the effect of Mr. Conger's making
a beginning toward negotiations may be
to induce other powers to follow. At the
same time the government has never as
sumed to lay down any mandate as to the
course to be followed by all or any of the
The State Department has been advised
by Sheng, the taotal of Shanghai, of the
appointment of Prince Tuan, the former
heir apparent of China, as grand secretary
to the Emperor. He says nothing of the
reported designation of Tuan as presi
dent or member of the privy council, but
it is believed here that it is entirely ac
cording to Chinese forms for a prince of
Tuan's rank to fill both posts simultan
eously. It is believed that the State De
partment already has taken steps through
A-.nister Wu to impress upon the Chinese
government the undeslrability of the ap
pointment of Prince Tuan, and the painful
Impression this appointment has created
throughout this country. The effect of his
appointment, if persisted In, it Is said,
might be to seriously retard the final nego
tiations, or. In fact, any negotiations at
all. The eovernment feels that It is much
reinforced in its present position by the
note from LI Hung Chang in which he gave
positive assurance to the United States that
he had sufficient authority to protect all
American interests, and would see that his
authority was exercised. The govern
ment now looks upon this assurance as a
guarantee which must be faithfully per
formed as a condition precedent to even
the establishment of relations with LI
Hung Chang and Prince Ching. If the
appointment of Tuan promises in any man
ner to obstruct the performance of this
pledge, then It would be clearly violative
of the guarantee laid down, and warrant
the immediate withdrawal of Mr. Conger
from further relations with the Chinese
envoys. So It appears that much more
depends upon what Tuan does than what
he has done.
The State Department has not as yet
been made acquainted with the character
of the reply to be made by Great Britain
to the German note, but confidence is felt
that it will, like this government's reply,
except to the leading feature of that prop
osition, namely, the demand for surrender
of tha perpetrators of the Peking outrages
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ANOTHER ATTE3IPT TO BREAK UP
A ROOSEVELT MEETING.
Mob of Men. and Boys Hired to Inter
rupt the Speakers and Cheer
for W. J. Bryan.
ALL WORE UNIFORM CAPS
AND ACTED AS IF THEY HAD RE
HEARSED THEIR ROLES.
Col. Roosevelt's Speech at Canyon
City Where the Trouble AVns, De
voted to Lavr and Order.
DANGER IN MOB VIOLENCE
ANARCHY WILL INVITE TYRANNY
AND REAL I3IPERIALIS3I.
Instigators of the Outrages Indirectly
Denounced Big Meetings at
Leadvllle and Pueblo.
PUEBLO, Col., Sept. 27. - The Roose
velt special train passed over the divide,
without special Incident, although there
wai some nervousness on the part of the
railway officials and trainmen and the es
corting party when the train passed
through Victor where last evening's dis
turbance occurred. On the return at mid
night on the Colorado Midland road the
train was guarded with resolute men armed
with Winchesters. Governor Roosevelt
retired to his couch at 11 o'clock and slept
as tranquilly as if nothing had happened.
The schedule for to-day provided for ten
stops, and as many speeches. Leadviile
was reached at 11 o'clock and a stop was
made of an hour and forty-five minutes.
A large crowd was assembled at the sta
tion and preparations had been made for a
big outdoor demonstration. A stand had
been erected on the street and Governor
Roosevelt and party were taken to it in
carriages. People in great numbers lined
the streets the entire distance. Rev. Mr.
Fleming, chaplain of the Colorado regi
ment that went to the Philippines, pre
sided and introduced Senator Wolcott, who,
after making a short speech, introduced
Governor Roosevelt. Senator Henry Cabot
Lodge also made a short speech.
At Canyon City another organized at
tempt was made by a small minority to
interrupt the proceedings. This mob was
composed mostly of boys of from twelve
to eighteen years old, with a few men who
thouted for Bryan and cheered so as to
interrupt the speakers. One of the young
tiers being asked why he was acting so
disorderly, stated that he was hired to do
so. They wore uniform caps and acted in
When the train reached Pueblo this even
ing the station was crowded. The reception
committee escorted Governor Roosevelt,
Senators Lodge and Wolcott, John Proctor
Clarke, Curtis Guild, jr., and Gen. Irving
Hale to Royal Park, where a procession
formed and marched through the prlnicpal
tstreets. Three evening meetings were held,
till of them attended by large audiences.
During the day at the various stopping
places the crowds were remarkably large.
Governor Roosevelt in his speech at
Leadvllle to-day said in part:
"I come before you to support the orin
clples which we present upon the ground
oS self-interest and upon the ground of
cur feeling for that "symbol of greatness,
the American flag that floats over us all.
We will all go up or down together. We
will go up or go down as regards material
prosperity and we will hang our heads or
hold them high accordingly as the Ameri
can flag does or doej not stand In the
future as It stood in tne past as a symbol
of honor, of greatness, of truth and lib
erty. When in 1893 hard times came, they
came in New York, California and Colo
rado alike. When in 1S97 prosperity returned
it returned to the Rocky mountains as it
returned to the seaboard States of the At
lantic and Pacific. It returned to tha
farmer, the ranchman, the wage earner,
precisely as much as to the business man.
There can be no permanent lines of well
being on the one hand, for some of our
people, and adversity on the part of the
rest of -the people. Fundamentally we will
go up or down alike. Now, when It comes
to the question of the honor of the flag
the same considerations hold good."
At Canyon City Governor Roosevelt spoke
in part as follows:
"There has been some talk as to what
the paramount issue in this campaign is.
The paramount issue Is to keep the orderly
liberty that has made us what we are, keep
the right of free speech, keeping the right of
political discussion so that we may be able
to settle our political differences satis
factorily and fairly after a full hearing
given to any one, whatever his views may
be. If he expresses them decently and in
proper language. There is danger of im
perialism, but It is not from the direction
in which Mr. Bryan is looking. There is
no danger in the regular army the regular
army of .81 of a soldier for every 1,000 citi
zens of this great Republic. There Is no
danger of Imperlalsm from this country
starting out on the path our fathers trod
to do the work of a great world power.
"The only danger of imperialism that will
ever come in this country will be if it is In
vited as a reaction against anarchy. An
archy is the handmaid of tyranny. If ever
we grow to substitute lawless mob violence
for the orderly liberty that we enjoy under
the law. If ever we grow to substitute the
rule of brutal force for the rule of the bal
lot, where the ballot Is cast freely and
counted as cast, if ever we grow to ex
change for government by debate in the
legislatures of the country and on the
stump the violence that finds expression in
either word or deed, then we will indeed be
within a measurable distance of losing our
liberty. Then and not until then the worst
thing this country can have 1.3 the man sit
ting in ease at home exciting other men
who are Ignorant to deeds of violence; and
whether the exciting of violence be by a
politician or the editor of a newspaper, the
effect is the same,"
THE OUTRAGE AT VICTOR.
Another Account of the Attack
CHICAGO. Sept 27. The Tribune's staff
correspondent at Cripple Creek, Col., sends
the following story of the attack on Gov.
Roosevelt, at Victor, on Wednesday: The
first hostile demonstration made toward
Governor Roosevelt on his tour of the
Northwest occurred at Victor yesterday
afternoon. An attempt was made by toughs
who carried Bryan banners to strike him
down as he walked from the hall where he
spoke to his train. One man hit him on the
breast with a piece of scantling six feet
long, from which an insulting Democratic
banner had been torn. Another rough
aimed a blow at the Governor's head and
was ridden down by a miner named Hol
ley, formerly a member of the Thlrty-sec-
of thing th;
against the rule
5 o'clock. It was clo
Armory Hall, where tl
speak, was but one block
and the Governor, accoTip.
tors Lodge and Wolcott,
John Proctor Clark, and sev
walked over. On the way
demonstration was confined to sh
Bryan and yelling insults at Roosevef
calling him names. Several men and
woman earning Bryan banners mingle
with the crowd following the Governor.
The roughs stopped outside the hall and
held a conference. They finally decided to
go in and break up the meeting, so they
filed noisily In, about fifty of them, and be
gan to halloo for Bryan.
The Governor was almost through his
speech when a fellow stood up and yelled:
"How about the canned roast beef?
"I ate it," the Governor answered, shak
ing his fist at the questioner. "But you
didn't, and you never will. You will never
come within five miles of a battle if you
can help it."
This raised a laugh at the tough's ex
pense and nettled the gang. When the
Governor left the hall he walked between
Curtis Guild, jr., of Boston, and John
Proctor Clark, of New York. Sherman
Bell, who was with Roosevelt In Cuba, and
who now lives at Cripple Creek, gathered
a band of cx-soldlers around him and
marched behind. Lieutenant E. S. Tlce,
of the United States engineer corps, and
three of his men, marched ahead.
ATTACKED ON WAY TO TRAIN.
The party had not proceeded far when a
band of ruffians suddenly rushed toward
the Governor, striving to strike him with
the banners they carried, which were
fastened to 2x4 scantlings. Then the fight
began. The rioters on the outskirts of the
crowd threw stones, and those near Roose
velt and party, confident in their numbers,
crowded around him and aimed blows at
his head. It was then that the man with
the scantling struck the Governor. The
Governor lunged forward and attempted to
grapple with his assailant, but Holley, who
was mounted on a big black horse, galloped
upon the man and rode him down. The fel
(CONTINUED ON SECOND PAGE.)
MYSTERIES OF A DAY
CHARLES A. COLLIER, A PROMINENT
CITIZEN OF ATLANTA, SHOT.
Just Able to Whisper the Word "Burg
lars Before Becoming; Un
conscious. CHARLES F. PECK MURDERED
NEW YORK REAL ESTATE DEALER
FOUND DU AD ON SIDEWALK.
Large Sam of Money nnd n. Gold
Watch and Chain Gone Woman
Dead' in Her Apartments.
ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 27. Charles A.
Collier, one of the most prominent men in
Atlanta and known generally throughout
the South, was found, this morning, lying
at the foot of the stairs in the yard back
of his residence on Richardson street, with
a bullet hole in his left side in the region
of the heart. Before lapsing into uncon
sciousness, Mr. Collier uttered but one
word "burglars." His condition is re
garded as critical. Mr. Collier's pistol was
found under the stairs on the ground.
Mr. Collier was president of the Cotton
States' exposition, held at Atlanta in 1D6;
an ex-mayor of Atlanta, one of the twelve
United States commissioners to the Paris
exposition and a member of the Lawton
Monument Association. He resigned aa vice
president of the Capital City Bank a few
months ago, and is now chairman of the
Board of County Commissioners.
KILLED AND ROBBED.
Real Estate Droker Found Dead on
NEW YORK. Sept. 27. Charles F. Teck.
sixty years old, a real estate dealer, whose
home Is In West Fifty-eighth street, was
found dead to-dayon the sidewalk on West
Seventeenth street. Evidence of murder
was visible on the body. When Mr. Peck
left his office yesterday it was with the in
tention of going by an evening train to the
Catskllls, where his wife is. He had a large
sum of money and a handsome gold watch
and chain, all of which were gone when
his body was found.
The manager of a Broadway cafe says
he saw Mr. Peck enter his place at about
7 o'clock last night. He did not see him
leave, but one of the bartenders said Mr.
Peck went out at 12:30. He was alone.
Mr. Peck had ben in the real-estate bus
iness since lfctö, and was a member of the
Real Estate Exchange. He was a member
of the Masonic fraternity. He had no
children. Mr. and Mrs. Peck spent the
summer in the Catskllls. He came home
about a week ago to prepare their apart
ments for his wife's return. Intending to
bring her home at the end of the week.
After the autopsy Dr. Weston said that
In his opinion the blow had been inflicted
on Mr. Peck's face with murderous Intent
with a sandbag or club. He found an
abrasion three inches long and one Inch
wide on the left side of the head, which
had fractured the skull, and the blow was
delivered with sufficient force to knock
the brain to the other side of the head,
Mr. Teck was at one time in the real
estate business In Rochester. N. Y. He
has a brother in Wisconsin, who has been
TLffcless Dodr of Mrs. Anna. I. Gray
Found in Her Apartments.
CINCINNATI. O.. Sept. 27. The body of
Mrs. Anna L. Gray, of 1157 Chapel street.
New Haven, Conn., was found In her
apartments here last night at 117 Garfield
place. She came here a week ago, accom
panied by a finely-dressed man. She was
about thirty years of age. Nine years ago
she married Fred Gray, from whom she
was afterward divorced. She was well
dressed and left valuable jewels. Her
father Is said to be Albert J. Dudley, of
New Haven. An autopsy will be held, fol
lowed by a coroner's inquest, which alone
can determine the cause of her death. Som
discoloration on the cheek Indicates the
use of carbolic acid, but nothing was
found to corroborate the theory of dtath
from that drug.
1 HE SPEAKER FLAYER
The Kansas City Platform Stan
All the Evil of the Chl-
A CHALLENGE TO NEBRASKA!?
Bill. IRISH INVITES HIM TO QUOTE
LINCOLN IN THE SOUTH
The Address Throughout Was Ac
corded Strict Attention and
John P. Irish, of California, one of thi
most eloquent orators in the ranks of thav
Gold Democratic party, was given an ova
tion at English's Opera House last night,
the occasion of the opening of the cam
paign In Indianapolis by the Gold Demo
crats. It was a splendid meeting, and
those who came out despite the fact that
there was every appearance of rain listened
to a splendid address.
The majority of those Who attended the
meeting possessed tickets, which had bee:
distributed from the headquarters of th(
Gold Democratic party in this city. ThJ
audience was a large one, and the Gol
Democratic managers expressed themselves
as highly satisfied with the success of thr.
meeting. A brass band played while the
audience was gathering, and the meeting
was called to order shortly after S o'clock.!
The stage was filled with people, the raost
Louis Howland, a well-known member
the sound-money Democracy, was chairmaJ
of the meetinj. In introducing the ejeakel
he spoke briefly, presenting Mr. Irish as t
man who is the friend of G rover Cleveland
and who was the stanch friend of Samuel
men. amoner others, who represented the
true principles of Democracy the princi
pies which Mr. Bryan and his folio were
have repudiated and have trampled under.
foot. Mr. Howland seemed to think that,
the Gold Democratic party is the only!
party that can correct the "extravagance
and the heresies of the o;r"publlcan party.!
The remarks of the c irman were ap.
plauded, and when the t quent CallJorniar.
stepped to the front of e stage there was
a mighty cheering andr ind-clapplng,
MR. IRISH'S 'ADDRESS.
Mr. Irish devoted the early portion
logical und eloquent address to a
amrmation or uoia Democrats or the p
tion occupJed by them four years ago a
to a demonstration that the Kansas G
platform induces every evil dcclarat
of the Chicago manifesto as well as sev J
of Its own. The speaker also paid a feell
tribute to the memory of the late Gc
John M. Palmer, who headed the Ni
tlonal Democratic ticket of 1S26, a trlbuA
that was received with hearty and sincert
applause. Mr. Irish then plunged into the
masterly argumentative part of his speech
eaying in part:
"We are to have not only the gold stand
ard destroyed, free sliver at an artificial
ratio, but we aro to have the irreenbacks.
Then all of the other policies to which Mr.
Bryan is pledged are to follow. He is
around telling the laboring people of this
country that the use by the courts of th
writ of injunction for the protection of
property is a device of evil-minded peo
ple to deprive the poor man of the right
of trial by Jury. He Is a lawyer, or thinks
he is Laughter, and if he knows anything
about law, even as much as a tyro should
know or an Intelligent layman, he should
know that there are two writs that run-
one for the defense of the rights of rojv--'
erty and the other for the defense a
HfM of Tifrnn. Thft rn la 1htt w?
Injunction and the other Is the w
habeas corpus. They perform as to p
and property precisely the same fur
the habeas corpus being the more
only because it deals with the rlglj
the living human being, the writ t
junction being scarcely less sacred be
It deals with the rights of property
upon property depends the life whl
supDorts. lne issue or me writ oi
junction In the manner In which he
plains of it is for the protection of
rights of property and It Is against t
wno onend against property, he he ri
or poor, and the power is left In the co
Independently to enforce that writ."
Vv'niT ON INJUNCTION.
Mr. Irish here went elaborately Into
origin of the outcry against the wtI
Injunction, showing that It began
among the millionaire mine owners
ether miners in his State California. Y
ago, when the hydraulic process of ml
was first Introduced, farmers and ot
living in valleys were Injured and ann
by the washing down from the moun
cf great masses of soil and bowlders.
applied for a writ or injunction aga
tne ue ti mat system or mining u i
places. Judge Sawyer, cf the United Str
Court at San Francisco, issued the
Attempts were made to evaae Its p
slons, and the offenders were taken b
the judge and fined and imprisoned for
tempt of court. Then came the press
upon the Democratic party at the Chief
convention to lnrt the plank agai,
government by Injunction in thtlr p'atf