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:OAL STRIKE SPREADIN^
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morning they were ready to fulfli thelr threats.
and would d.-u. tlrss have done so if any workers
had appeared. for the washeries were closely
r/atcted. In oonsequen.e there was not a pound
Il pr.du.ed or mined tn the Wyoming re
jion. except at the West Knd colllery at Mo
?_r._qu_. where three-fourths of the force
aor_?_ and about two hundred tons of coal
1 The stnkers have decided to ahan
EEorta to gcj out the men at this
ery. _-tag to the poor showin_ they have
? operatora here aaid to-day that the
g and Lack_wanna regions are still tied
N ti:r.e has been fixed for making
sny attempt to resume work.
- meeting of unlon offlcials was held here
waa given out. lt
Btood that the question or the proper
la case soft coal ts brought here waa
____j_ at iength. but it ia n0. kn0wn what
-. was taken Reports were received from
al'. tbe local oatons in this city and surround
-. and the conditlon? were said to be
The ur.ions are arranging to give out
D a shon time, as some of the strlkers
already short of money \ commlssary
: wtll be opened h.-"-e * Ithln a few days
The Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Coal Company. in
i th the decision of last week that em
- would be pald i S and the works closed
efused to return. announeed that
the rr.cn will be paid off this week for work
firsi half of September.
- h - .':.-sbarre ls in the heart of the an?
thracite region. it is almost impcssible to se
ooal at ar.y prlce The coal which was
1 rr tur pockets of the various breakers
rhe strike began has been hauled away.
reaent it is tmposstble to secure a load
l_lei.es A few of the more far
rho saw in the strike a ehance to make
ave heen husy picking coal from culm
r.ck hsnka. and are doing a land offlce bus
. it thev please for the coal.
- |5 a ton which ls far
?...: was asked by the dealers he
- rike A coal deal_- said to-day:
I could make consldernble money at the prea
D_e if it were possible to secure the coal.
bs hundreds of people have approached me ar.d
pa; any pric_ I a.ked if I would only
them coal, but this I am unable to do. To
you an idea of the way coal has advanced,
'. quote the prices paid just prevloua to
the strike heing declared At that time the
r . were securing for coal at the ehutes
for buckwheat. $2 for pea coal, and
for chestnut and stove coal. which, to
Ith the haul ing. made the total prlce
cents higher on the ton. One dealer
has 1 ? securina: hls coal from the West
has since the strike been getting So a ton
oa! of all sizee. paying for it 20 cents a
hundre dweight at the colllery'
STR1KERS MAKE GAINS.
THE TIErP ALMOST COMPLETE TN THE
REGION ARO.NP SCRANTON.
TB. TELEGRAPH IO THE TB_B? _.]
? ?irton. Penn.. Sept. 24?The second week
ei tbe ..rike began to-day with eneouraging
> for the strlkers. President Mitchell
reports that a complete tieup had been
-hed in Shenandoah. and expressed
e that the same state of affairs would
prevail at Hazleton before the close of the
The intsnse feeling toward the troops
Throughout the eoaJ fields does not subside. The
miners bitterly denounce the act of calling out
_ as a scheme to overawe them Into
. to work. and say they are determlned
to yield. A march to Panther Creek was
-ed for this morning by two hundred Mc?
Adoo men. but the arrival of the troops changed
r.r.gramme and there was no marching.
There was no trouble in the neighborhood of
Haz'eton to-day. Ail the mines south of this
_:>- are clcsed. Lattimer was opened with a
reduced torce, ln spite of the fact that the
raJoca had men up all night tr.-Ing- to induce
rr.l_er_ to go to wrrk. The Jeddo group of mlnes
opened aritb a few loss men than were ln on
Markle mines are getting out
_ thelr norma! output. The
i of tbe north slde were opened
ae men than they had last week.
all, the miners made substantial
-xpect to gain recruits rapidly to
- :. W____e__?7, when they say the
mpletely tled up. Public notice
hy the Hazleton retail merchants
_ ? - no _r__- to customers after
at ef dlfflculty ir. making
iring the strike.
situation to-day showed no change
. reglon. The trouble at Shenan
maJle a strong impression on
The erfafa of the strike ls he
? -_ lfTl-P_. ar.d this week will
?rtrike: s or operators will
:..t-iua colllery. the only one in
? oper_t__ las.t week. resumed
_ practlcally full handed. The
- ated rhe men seem to have no
. the strike leaders have about
... of getting them out.
? - companies of the 8th Regiment,
_to McAdoo from Shenandoah
-.- - .... - by Burgess Me
ofce his mind treely to Colonel
'rage You came
to ten eful community. Th'r,r
re, except pea.-erul
of the peace.
I r< You sre not wanted.
?ot afraid to face your
' listng their
ttendlng to '-!-''ir
_rn bu tha _tlit ? ir^ needed in Mc
A_<_o we wtll '. ' you k.'.'.w
KeMt?isul-Colonel Kutchlnson expiained that
AN ELECANT TOILET IUXUBY.
Vbed by people of refinemen.
*xaf over a quarter of a century.
PRESIDENTS OF COAL CARRY ING RAILROADS.
JOHN ROGERS MA-S-WELL. JOSEPH S. HARRIS. R M. OLYPHANT.
President Central Railroad of New-Jersey. President Phlladelphla and Reading Railroad. President Delaware and Hudson Canal Company.
if soldiers were not needed he would not eetab
llsh a camp in town.
USING SOFT COAL IN SCRANTON.
The exdtement of the day at Scranton wae
caused by the mysterious arrival of bitumlnous
coal. For the last few* days the Lackawanna
Railroad has been burning a mixture of hard
and soft coal, but the factories began to use it
extensively to-day, and the question of how it J
got here has not been satisfactorily explained.
The superintendent of the manufactories and
Superintendent Loomis. of the Lackawanna. re
fused to give any information. although lt was j
sald that all the soft coal required could be ob- i
tained without difflculty. As this is in direct
opposition to President Mitchell.? assertions
that not a ton of soft coal w*ould he brought
into the anthracite district there is great inter?
est ln the matter.
Early this morning the Lackawanna Railroad
Company made an effort to operate the Bellevue
washery and failed, because a large number of
strikers were on har.d to dissuade the men.
Later ln the day the men returned and were put
to work. The news spread. and before the j
workmen started for their homes fully two |
thousand men had gathered on the hillside j
back of the washery to warn them against
In speaklng of the strike situation. Organizer
Courtright said this morning:
Everythlng ls favorable in the Hazleton district. ;
Thi? morning it is expected there will be a com- !
plete tleup in that region. A number of collieries |
w-orked on Saturday. but all were badly crippled. .
Operators have been glvlng out reports that the |
collieries are working with their full quota of l
men. but this is untrue. Stories have also been j
clrculated that there have been breaks in th? i
strikers' ranks, all of whlch are false. and I ad- i
vlse the men here not to pive storles of that nat- I
ure any credenee. The strikers' ranks are growtng !
each day. The men ln the Hazleton region have j
the preateat respect for the men here. The man- '
ner in which the men in District No. 1 went out, j
causing a complete tieup the flrst day, had a big \
effect on the men ln the other two distrlcts.
was more than pleased when the report reached j
me that thls distrlct was tied up tlpht. Every- '
thing looks encouraglng.
NO BREAK IN LEBIGH REGION
1 PRESIDENT MITCHELL SAYS THE STRIK?
ERS HAVE MADE LARGE OATNS.
Hazlefton. Penn.. Sept. 24.?-Contrary to the ex
pectations of both the operators and the striking
coal miners. there were no developments ln the
strike situation in the Lehigh region to-day. The
operators as a rule had predicted a break ln the
strikers' ranks, and the labor leaders were equal
ly 6ure they would tie up this region tighter
To-night both sides clalm galns. It seems,
however. from the inost trustworthy reports
received here to-day that the strikers made a
net gain in numbers. The M. S. Kemmerer
colliery, at Sandy Run. on the North Side. was
tied up to-day, hut the mine is not a large one.
There were many stories afloat in regard to
the situation at the Lattlmer mines. The strike
leaders asserted that the colliery' at that place
was completely tied up, but a representative
of the Calvin Pardee Company. whlch owns the
mines. sald the colliery was runnlng as usual,
and that only about fifty out of eleven hundred
employes had failed to go to work to-day. The
United Mine Workers have been trying hard to
get the Lattimer men to quit. The most of the
other collieries in the Hazleton distrlct which
have not yet been shut down entirely reported
that their working forces had been more or
less increased. This the labor peopie declare to
President Mitchell in discusslng the situation
in the entire strike region t?>-night, said:
Reports received by me to-day from the lower
anthraclte (Schuylkill) region indicate that at least -
two thousand mine workers joined the strikers to?
day. A large number of these came from the
Reaolng company's mines. In the Lehlgh region
we made large gains. 1 have not received detinit
figures, but I should judge that the number of
men herc-tofore working a_nd who did not go into
the mines in this dlstric; to-day numbt.redi between
?ioO and -00.
The meetlngs held on Sunday by the I'nlted
Mine Workers. ?t which men who had nor struck
were strongly urped to help in the fight, bore fruit.
As a whole, ] feel more encouraged to-night than
I -ave at any time since the strike began. and I
am confident "that withln the next few days the
entire anthraciie coal flelds in Pennsylvania wlll
be ldle. At no place to-day did we lose a man.
ARCHBISHOP RYAN AS ARBITRATOR.
In regard to the efforts of Archbishop Ryan. of
Phlladelphia. to brlng about a settlement
through arbitration. Mr Mitchell said:
Archbishop Rvan will call upon the presidents of
the various railroads which have mining interests
in this region at tbe request of the I'uited Mine
Workers and will tender his good offices in the
struggle. If rhe ofhclals ref use to meet His Grace
lt wil! certainlv (>mon?trate their insincerity in
publ'clv dedaring their wiliingness to treat with
their men. .'ind will place them in the same po
sition as that on<~e occupied by Mr. VanderbUt. who
very forcibly said that the public had no inlcresrs
which a .-orporation was bound to respect.
When Mr. Mitchell was asked if the striking
miners had received any beneflts from the
United Mine Workers of Amerlca since the
strike began. he simply said "No."
Mr. Mitchell was a busy man at the United
Mine Workers headquarters to-day. He held
numerous conferences wlth organizers and
others in regard to carrylng out plans for con
tlnuing the fight against the operators.
There is not the slightest change in the situa?
tion in regard to a settlement of the labor war.
Nelther side has approached the other. and
there is nothlng in view which would indicate
that anvthing will soon be done in that diree
tion The United Mine Workers are still de
voting most of their attention to getting out the
men. while the operators are doing the best they
can wlth their crippled forces.
.'onsiderable interest is attached to the an?
swer the firm of G. B Markle & Co. will make to
the statement of grievances presented by its em?
ployes. The firm has intlmated that it wlll
make some sort of a concession to the men. but
refuses to sav what lt wlll be until to-morrow,
when the ten days ln which the flrm was al?
lowed to make an answer will explre. The flrm
wil! issue a long statement, in whlch it will
glve us answer. and thls will be made public
to-morrow night. The actlon of the Markle firm
will be closely watched by other Individual
operators. and it is believed by some who are
in touch Wlth the situation that if the firm
reaches a satisfactory settlement with Its men
it mav lead other operatora to open negotla?
tions with their employes.
The Markle firm has an agreement with its
men that if a satisfactory answer is not made
to-morrow the whole matter is to be left to two
mcn one to be selected by each side. to arbi?
trate the differences. If they fail to agree. tne
two arbltrators are to selert a thlrd person
The United Mine Workers are opposed to arbi?
tration on this plan President Mitchell ln his
etatement a few days ago said th. United Mine
Workers were wllllng to arbitrate if all the
nftgotiations are carried on simultaneously.
The entire Hazleton region was extremely
cuiet throughout the day. not a slngle case of
violence being reported from any town A better
feeling now prevalls. and the fear of trouble
seeme to be dlsappearlng.
COAL HOARDED FOR A RISE.
INDICATIONS THAT BIG OPERATORS
HAVE AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY.
The two qualitles of coal known as pea and buck- |
wheat. which are now used for steam generating ;
purposes. jumped up $1 a ton yesterday. Pea coal
now costs the consumer $4 50 and buckv.heat $4
Arlsing out. of thls advanre threats r.f lawsults
against dealers are already being heard. For some
tlme a large number of dealers under streps of
competitlon have consented to omit ln contraeta
whlch thev have made with manufacturers and
large offlce buildings the clause whlch permits them
to break the agreement in case of strike? But
despite the absence of thls clause none of the deal?
ers would supplv coal under their contracts except
at the Increased price of SI a ton The consumer?
have no alternative except to submlt or go with?
out coal, but many of them declared yesterday that
they would appeal to the courts to compel the coal
men to llve up to their contracts and to refund
money paid beyond the amount called for in the
agreement. The retaiiers yesterday professed to
stand in no fear of these actions "Usage of the
trade." they asserted. would protect them
PUBLIC DISCOURAGE BIG PRICES
As a standard prlce domestic coal remained un
--hanged yesterday at $6 75 for white ash and $7 25
for red ash. These quotatlons have prevalled since
last Frlday, and the reason that the deaiers are not
following up the practlce which they adhered to
during the previous ten days. of making advances
every twenty-four hours. is that orders have not
been pourlng ln upon them wlth the rapldity that
they antlcipated when "coal famine" prospects were
flrst discussed. The public, they are dlscovering.
wi!] not pay extortlonate prices that are not war
ranted by conditions. Belleving that they are being
lmposed upon. householders are buylng coal only in
small quantities. and are not purchaslng an ounce
more than they lmperatlvely need.
An investigation of the situation. so far as con
cerns the avallable stocks. poln's to the concluslon
that there ls no such scarclty as ls contended by
some of the operators and dealers. Offlcial flgures
of the storage capaclty of the yards at Pcrt Rlch
mond. Philadelphia. South Amhoy. South Plaln
field, Perth Amliov, Weehawken and Unmpton
Junctlon, in New-Jersey, and Oneonta. East Buf?
falo. Schenectady County and Newburg. ln this
Sto. e, glve a total capaclty of more than 2.190,000
tons of anthraclte. The normal consumptlon of
anthracite ln thls city is ahout twenty-flve thou
eand tons a day. so that if the yards were full at
the time the strike began there would be suffic!ent
fuel stored to supply thls clty for about three
months. and that not only are these yards stocked
to their fullest capaclty, but that coal is also
stored along the lines of the dtfferenf anthracite
carrylng raiiroads and in larges cannot be douhted.
SIX MONTHS PREPARTNG FOR STRIKE
By several of the large operatorr lt has been ad?
mltted that for nearly six months previous to the
declaration of the strike they were aware of its
possihllity. nnd that. in consequence. they had
be^n working their mines to ,-.<_ i.reat a limit as
possible. It is apparent. therefore. that when the
miners ceased work the operators had an unusual
quantlty of coal on hand. This coal the operators
are now refusing to release. Th.- presumption is
that they are walting for st'H higher prices Aj a
result, tho dealers are aeelng their stoek.s gradually
dimlnishir.g without being able to replenish them
and prcsently they will he biddlng against one an?
other for the coal that is lying idle in the yards
Reiall prlcea will then go upward with a rush. and
wlll mean, of course, that the public, as usual. wlll
be the heaviest sufTerer of the strike. .'ustoe.ers
who are subjected to the squ.-ezlng proeesa by
operators and dealers ar.- lndignant at being maue
the victims ol what they regard as a selflsh policy,
and the probabillty is that at the end of the strike
many of the coal men who have taken advantage
of the situntion to charge exorbitant prices wlll
flnd that they have lost ihe eustom of their best
SOFT COAL MEN REAP A HARVEST.
Bitumlnous coal men contlr.ue to reap a harvest
as a result of the strike The net advanee in soft
eoal slnce last Frlday averages about .- cent? a
ton, and -_ i111 matters as they are in the .nthra
clte region another rlse may he looked for. The
soft coal men say that even should ihe strike cease
they will malntaln present prices. as the demand
for thelr nro.luct is sufflciently large to enable
them .et the rate asked. Some of the dealers
who have hltherto only dealt in anthracite have
he?rin to BUpply bifuminou? eonl to thelr en _tom
ers. and unless the operator. release some of thelr
large stores the llkellhood Is that wlthin a week
black smoke _iii be nourlng in thlek clouds from
many a cbitnney in this clty. In view of this con
tingency it would be interesting to know what at
tltude the munlclpa] authorities will take. On thla
point President Murphy of the Health Board l<- aa
yet iion-committ.-il. In reply to Inqniriep yeaterday
he said there was no law prohibiting the burning of
bituminous or sof. coal ln this city. provided tt he
not made a nuisance. In other words, lt may be
'ise. if the person burning it prevents soft coal
smoke. This may be done by uslng smoke consum
ers. These, however. are costly. and he did not
think many flrms would put them in for the brlef
space of time of a hard coal shortage. Presldent
Murphy would not make a poshive statement as to
his interition in case the use of soft coal be
eomes general It is prohahle that an effort ?111
be made io reduce the nuisance to a mtnimum,
but to take prohibitive m'-asures would so Injjre
the clty's lndustrles that the Department ls likely
to go slowly ln the matter of prosecutlons.
Presldent W. IT. Truesdale of the Lackawanna
road, when seen at hls of_ee tn this clty, declared
that he knew nothlng about the report that a com?
mittee of the company's switchmen were on their
way to this citv to offer a formal protest against
the hauling of* "scab" coal. Mr. Truesdale said
that not only had he heard nothinr about the re?
port, but he doubted the truth of it.
FIFTEEN HUNDRED MEN TDLE.
Columbla. Penn., Sept. 24.?The four big rolllng
mllls of the Susquehanna Iron and Bteel Company,
at this place. are eiosed down to-day as the result
of a strike. _ast week lt was announced that a
25 per cent reductlon In wages would go Into effect
to-day, and the men lnformed the management
that they wonld not accept the cut. The company
remalned flrm. and this morning not a single man
reported for work at any of the four mllls. About
flfteen hundred workmen are affected.
EIGHT THOl _AND IDLE MEN MADE HAPPY.
Plttsburg. Sept. _?Orders were lssued to-day
from the general offlces of the Amerlcan 8teel
Hoop Company in this clty to begln operatlons at
all the plants that are in readlness to be started,
and to prepare the others for resumption as soon
as notice is given. The plants to be started are
in Plttsburg. Youngstown. Ohio; Pomeroy. Ohio;
Monesson. Penn ; Sharon. Penn.. and Oreenvllle,
Penn.. and employ eight thousand men.
SWEEPIN- OUT AN ENTIRE VILLAOE.
Omer. Mich . Sept 24?The business portion of
this village was practically destroyed by flre to
day The hotel. two drug stores. a ealoon. furni?
ture. hard ware and Jewelry stores a photograph
callers the postoffice and eight reelriences were
burned. The loss will be ahout ."50.-0. wtth light
lnsurance. The town has no flre protectlon.
CLEARED OF THREATENIXG A MAX.
Charlf Parker. who lives at the Delevan Hotel.
Fortieth-at and Broadway. and was arrested Satur?
day night by :. -rgeant McCoy, of the Mercer-st.
poiice statlon. on a churge ut pulllns a revolver and
threatenlng to shoot the proprletor, was arrr-ign. d
Jefferson Market Poiice Court y__terday
After an explanatlon of the affilr Parker was dls
charged by Maglstrate Crane. Parker d&uled
threatening the prcuprlsw*.
STRIKE PINCBES GAS MEN.
COAL ADVAXCES WHILE THEIR PRICE
IS FIXED BY LAW?WOOD POS
SIBLE AS A FUEL.
Should the <-r,-il strike continue for a long time
the indiratioi.s :,rp that there -?*111 be a blg de?
mand for gas s'oves. according to the dealers ln
them An offlcial of the Consolidated Gas Com?
pany ?-hi T.--3? seen bv a Tribune reporter yester?
day sald thar the company would be unable to
tell what effect the c0a! strike would have on Its
business until tbe next month's returns came ln
The use of gas as a fuel was constantly lncreaslng.
Not an apar'mem house is ore-*ed without gas
ranges in the kltchens. instead of those burnlng
coal or other fuel. The modern tenement houses
are prepared for the use of gas as fuel. but ln
the old ones it would be Impossible.
Secretary Re?son cf the Mutual Gas Company
Gas is certainly as rheap a fuel for the house
holder as coal and i' is much cleaner There are
no ashes or dirt. and 30 kindllng wood is necessary
It can be shut off in a moment and started as
easily I could not give flgures comparing the
cost of coal and gas as fuel That would be the
business of a roientlst But I know that _ras l?
at least as cheap as coal where waste is not per?
Of course. if peopie permit four burners to con
sume gas ln a stove when two would answer. their
gas bllls are larger than necessary. 'Where proper
precautions against waste are taken gas is the
best and cheapest fuel that can be used
When asked If he thought that lf the coal strike
lasted for several months the use of gas as a fuel
would be Increased. Secretary Besson said that he
supposed it would It was apparent. however.
that the prospect of greatly inereasei business did
not flll him with ioy. and the oause of this. he ex
plalned. was as follows:
The price of gas ir. this city. as everybodv knows.
is flxed by law. We are now selling gas" at $1 W,
but beginnlng January 1 we must lower the price
to $1. We use anthracite to make gas. but the
price ls not flxed by law. We must pay anv prlce
for the materia! of which we make g'as. bur we
must sell gas at a flxed price
Of course. we hav* contracts for large mppllea
of coal. but they aii contain the strike clause. and
when the contrnctors refuse 10 give us any more
coal at contract pri.-e becauae of the srrike we must
make new contracts. I have always held that it
waa not fair to tix a prtce for gas by law when the
law could not govern the pri~e of the raw marerial
of whlch gae is made. It don't seem quite right,
does it? t**rider the circumstances I don't know
whether increased business would help the ga? com?
paniea or not. should the strike continue.
The reports that the farmers of Long Island and
other piaces were cutting cord wood because of the
high prlce of coal ls causing much comment. and
many peopie In the larger cities are anxious to
know lf they cannot suhsritute some fuel for coal
and thereby become as independent of the coal
companles as the agri< ulturists.
A Tribune reporter vlsited several of rhe large
dealers in wood In thls clty yesterday, and learned
that the entire population could be supplied wiih
wood lf nccer-sary. nnd at prices that would make
it almost as cheap as coal.
A member of the firm of Clark & Wilkins. who
have extensive wood yards at Eleventh-ave. and
Twenty-fourth-st., said they could supply any
quantity of wood the peopie desired The wood
conslsts of hlckory. oak and pine. ajid most of it
comes from Virglnla. Mr. <"lark. of the flrm. de?
clared that th.-rc was enough wood in that State
alone to supply this city for 108 yeara The wood
yards. however. had not as yet had any Increase of
business as r\ result of the miners' strike. and he
. could not tell whether they would or not. Should
the strike last f..r several months and coal reach
$!.? or $12 a ton. ih.-r, would probably be a call for
wood. The poor peopie would get wood grat.-s put
in their atoves, and would burn wood in preference
to coal. Thi? in ltself would mak- a largely i;i
creased demand for wood as a fuel.
As long as th. weather continues moderat-ly
warm. the dealers declare that wood would be the
cheaper. if the prlce of <-oal should go much higher.
The advantage in burnlng wood is that after the
necessary cooklng has been done the tire can be j-ir
milted to go out.
The price of wood now ranges from $13 to $lfi a
cord. oak and pine are worth $13 and hlckory $16.
It ls dellvered to any part of the clty and cut
any length desired.
GOLD MINERS HAVE A GRIEVANCE
Vletor. CoL. Sept. 'J4?As a result 01 an order de
slgned by the management to stop the alleged theft
of valuable ore. Srratton's Independence Gold Mine
has been closed. The miners declare they will not
SCENE AFTER EXPLOSION OF FIRE WORKS IN CHAMBERS-ST.
go back while the order remalna ba force. and the
supertntendent says the order adll not be revoked
under any circumstances. Six other large com?
panies have issued a simllar order and slgned an
agreement with the Independence company to en
The order provides that all workmen must change
their clothes both ln going on and off shlft. and
pass without them before watcbmen from one
dreaslng room to another. The supertntendent of
8iratton's Independence alleges that the company
has lost from $5,000 to $15.0? a month through the
peculations of workmen.
Mll.l.S STARTED AT THEIR FULL, CAPA .TY.
rinctnnatl. Sept 24 -The Republic Iron and Steel
Company to-day bullt flr-.-s ln all Its mllls in C?e
lngton Ky They will start at thelr full capaclty
m _ tnfy?.,??..'?. r?
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FOR OCTOBER CONTAINS
The Russia of To-Day
The first of Mr. Henry Norman's notable and
ti_selv series of artules is entitled u The Two
Capitals." and desrnbes St. Petersburg and Mos
coar, with an account of a visil to Tolstoy. It
would be difficult to overestimate the importance
of Mr. Norman's articles on Russia and their
at this time. They are the result of a trip of study
and investigation made especially on hehalf of
SaUBNEK's M.-.\7inf. As the anthnr of an im
portant book nn the Far East. whose prophecies have been stnkingly
fultilled, Mr Norman stand* in the position of proved authority, and
accordinglv his comme nts on the present conditions and probable future
of Russia and their bearing on the Eastern question _ ive a verv special
interest and weight. In writing these articles. Mr. Norman makes the
closest application of his knowledge to current events, and some of the
papers will deal directly with present Eastern conditions The articles
are profuselv lllustrated from photographs, largely made by the author.
Richard H*__rdii_g De_ vis
concludes his articles on the Boer War with an
account of the '' Fall of Pretoru '' Readers of his
?? Pretoria in War Time." in the August number,
will anticipate the peculiar interest of the new
article. The fact that Mr. Davis is the only cor
respondent o_ the first rank who has seen both
sides of this war gives a very special value to these
closing papers which bear their own ev.dence of
impartiality and a perfectly clear exposition of
Genera.! Jaxob D Cox
wrttes of the " Sherman-Johnston Convention. ' a matter of which, as
Sherman's trtt.ted friend and lieutenant. he had the most mttmate
knowledge; and in his fine vindiration of Sherman from what has
been thought even by his strongesr admirers to have been a serious
mistake in his career. he has made a contribution of the greatest interest
to history. This article will be read with the closest attention by those
to whom the whole affair of Sherman'. separate
_ irrender-negotiations with Johnston has always
been something of a puzzle.
Walter A. Wvckoff
in the October number will tell more of "The
Arctir Highlanders." acr ompanying his article with
many illustrations made from photographs. Readers
will find in it, besides its capital pictures of the
Esqtsimaux and their life, an admirable descnption
of a typical walrus hunt.
RICHaRD HaRDIN _
WALTER A. WVCKOFF
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