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INDEPENDENTS HANG BACK
ITHEY WANT HEARINGS BEFORE C3OM
MISSION TO CONTINUE.
ILtiJOrr.NMENT TAKEN UNTIL DECEMBER
3 AND ARRANGEMENTS MADE FOR
CONFERENCE To BRING ABOUT
[BT rsxsMnura TO THE TKIBT.XE.I
Scranton, Perm.. Nov. 22.— The individual op
ferators are now the stumbling block in the way
of a speedy settlement of the questions at issue
between the operators and the mine workers.
The hiir coal companies and their employes may
*»<■- able to agree so far as to submit to the
Etrike Commission, when it reconvenes on De
cember 3. a plan for a settlement which the
Commission would approve, but the individual
operator?, believing their position stronger than
that of the bis companies, insist that their side
"he fully heard. As the commission cannot dis-
Criminate. and as the independents are as fully
parties to the agreement as the big companies,
the request will probably have to be granted,
unless, in the mean time, an agreement is
Attorneys for the mine workers and some of
the attorneys for the big operators have been
after President Crawford, head of the inde
pendent operators, and other members of that
fcody, all day. But Mr. Crawford maintains
that their position is impregnable. He insists
em a further hearing before the commission,
and says that there is a mass of testimony to
be submitted. .The large companies will, be
tween now and December 3, endeavor to reach
en amicable understanding with the mine work
ers upon the questions of wages and hours of
The independent operators had an idea when
they came to the session this morning that Mr.
I>arrow. the attorney for the mine worker*, and
Btoroe of the b»g operators were endeavoring to
take the matter out of the hands of the com-
Bniarion and settle it among themselves. They
made i vigorous protest. Ira Burns, their at
torney, complained that in the conference to
decide on the time of adjournment they had
not kb consulted. He said: "We have no ob
jection whatever to an adjournment and .in
endeavor to conciliate, but we would not want
it understood that Mr. Darrow and somebody
else could get together and settle the whole
thing without letting up know anything about
"You will have ample opportunity, as far as
Tie are concerned," said Judge Gray.
"It seems to us," continued Mr. Burn?, "that
there are other people who should be consulted
T»«=ides the people who arc here represented, the
X.uMic. v ho have to pay all the expenses in the
end. If there is an Increase in wages, or any
thing of that kind, It is to rest on the bowed
■bottiderof the consumer. While the consumer
i= not actually represented here, yet he, no
d ■■H.t. has the utmost confidence, as we all
l!.ive in the integrity of this commission, and
the impartial judgment which it shall exercise.
For our own part, we would like to have the
thing fought out. instead of an arrangement
l.«tween the parties immediately interested.
Judge Gray assured Mr. Brown that the com
mission had no intention of settling the questions
without hearing the terms of agreement, and ,
said that whatever plan was decided on would
have to be submitted to the commission.
Mr. Burns said that he understood that.
•But." he continued. 'I am Baying we want the
Judgment of the commission and we want a |
full hearing, and want a judgment that the
people of the whole country will have confidence
in. and which will tend to make things per
manent rather than a temporary arrangement, as
every arrangement heretofore has been. We
think that- -the Judgment of the commission
v.ni be something that, will last for years, while
a temporary arrangement between the operators
and the miners for their own individual benefit
will be something that they will quarrel over
Mr. Burns then submitted the statement of
the independent operators, which was as fol
If the commission please, we are not a party nor
Vt . re w » consulted in the BUbmisfrton ss agreed
upon, between tlie residents of the large ■■.>m
nanlea and tfc* rt-prc-sf-ntatives of the United Mine
Workers of Am- i i After th< commission had
been regularly appointed by the Presiat-nt we w«rs
invited by the ret"-'rd*>r of this commission to be
come a party to it:- deliberations. with the under
standing that the agreements were to be binding
upon Its findings.
' • The irxif-p^ndont alors sifrnifieil their wllllns;
rrf-ss - become > l arty to and to limit to this
commission our contentions, so far as the individ
•i:a! operators are concerned. Nothins has devel
oped in this art Mn nary hearing that tends to
chance out minds as to the position we took on
:the fir.<=t of last May. Indeed, from The inde
pendent operators' point ol view. th»re is some
ih':r!g more vital, that concerns not only the op
erator, but every American citizen living In. the
anthracite coal fields; something of '■■' far greater
consequence than the mere advancing of wages
or the recognition of any labor organization.
iv. believe the rights of American citizens have
been assailed; terrorism, intimidation and. Indeed,
■narefay have prevailed throughout the anthracite
•region, and it is the -purpose of the operators to
nt least have an expression of the American peo
ple, through this honorable commission, appointed
by their President, thereby placing their seal of
«j!sappn<val upon future acts, so that any . one
claiming to be a citizei and under the protection
of American government would hesitate before
he would assail the rights "i another individual
As to the Increase of wages, the independent op
erators be!ie\v>. as stated In their answer to the
demands of the representatives of their employes,
that Che wages paid to the mine workers at their
collieries are equal to. and in many Instances *x
reed. th« price paid for skilled labor in- the vicinity
■wherein their collieries are located Under the
competitive conditions of operations the lrvde
p"n<s«-nt operators are not in a position to concede
an advance of wages: so, . therefore, they desire,
after a reasonable adjournment of your commis
sion for the purpose of obtaining the necessary
statistics, an opportunity of presenting fans and
figure?: to the commission, which figures will show
that the peneral average of «arnir.j?s of the miner
working for the Independent operators Is over $"i«)
a y<-ar. and in many Instances from $1,000 to $l,2O)
ft year, bo that when we receive the decision or
your honorable Iv-iiy it will mean something more
than temporary peace.
Mr. Darrow removed any doubts as to the po
sition of the mine workers. He said: "We have
no desire and would not consider it wise to
take the matter out of the hands of this com
mission. We have no power to do It and have
no desire to do it. and could not accomplish
anything without th- assistance of the commis
sion. We have had no conference, and we cer
tainly do not wish to ignore anybody who is
interested here. and nothing would be accom
plished without consulting every one who is
here. As far as the mine workers are con
cerned, they want a full report from the com
mission; but, like any other controversy settled
In court, It seems to me that agreements by
the parties concerned, on the facts or any other
phase, are always helpful."
T>. position of the non-union men was cx-
Pr T^ Se »T by Mr. Lenahan. representing them. He
(■aid: I can only say on behalf of my clients
that the steps now betas taken for this concilia
tion meet with the highest and greatest favor
&o Zshose Interested
A piano investment is not an investment of a day, month or
year me money paid for a piano should represent the enjoy
ment of more than one century of ownership. THE KNABE
mur^fnS * hefirst '"stance than most pianos, but IN THE
iVichtmJ 7 ul l ?l°\ t0 be not alone the most satisfactory
mStr We^ifit ll^^ C t^ou Vr Pared WiUl any piano -
WILLIAM KNABE ®l CO.
New York Warerooms. 154 sth Aye. Cor. 2
from them, and they hope that they wljl suc
This ended the controversy, and the commis
sion adjourned until December 3. In view,
however, of negotiations being under way for a
settlement, It was decided to appoint Messrs.
Watkins. Clarke and Parker a sub-commission
to rematin in this city for consultation with the
conferred if they should be wanted. They also
have the power to call back the other members
of the commission in the event of any emer
gency requiring their presence.
In order that the position of the commission
might be fully understood, the sub-commission
this afternoon called a meeting of representa
tives of all parties concerned, and. after the ar
rangements for the conference were made, gave
out the following statement:
Tt appears that there is some misunderstanding.
or some lack of understanding, in connection with
the recess taken by the commission, and the sug
gestion in that connection that possibly the con
testants might be able to agree upon some of the
Important points Involved. The recess was desired
by counsel for both rides, because autbnntatrtft
statements of hours and wages which are being
prepared are not as yet ready.
The suggestion was made that perhaps some
agreement might be reached between the principals
which would simplify the problem and assist* in
reaching a proper conclusion. The chairman, speak-
Ing for the commission, stated that the commission
would gladly co-operate, as far as could consist
ently he done, in furthering an effort to reach an
understanding through conciliatory means ana
The idea has gone out In some quarters that
the matter is to be settled without further effort or
responsibility on the part of the commission. This
Idea is entirely wrong. The commission will. .as an
nounced, cheerfully encourage a conciliatory spirit
and action between the parties to the controversy,
but the commission has nut surrendered, and will
not surrender. Jurisdiction of any of the matter..,
which have been referred to it. nor responsibility
for the conclusion reached. No adjustment can ho
mar],, which does not. by its terms, commend Jtsel.
strongly enough to secure the approval of the com
mission and its Incorporation in the award.
With a view, and for the purpose of removing any
misunderstanding which might exist, the sub-com
mittee of the commission Invited such of the coun
sel representing the several Interests involved as
could be reached to meet this afternoon.
Efforts were made to change the attitude of
the Independent operators, but Mr. Burns re
fused, and later in the evening President Craw
ford, when asked by Mr. Darrow why he did
not agree to meet the mine workers, said: . "We
iniend to be heard before the commission, and
will maintain our position firmly."
Mr. Mitchell has nothing to say regarding the
situation and the chances of reaching an agree
ment with all the companies, but bis assistants
say that he" approves of the plans. The mine
workers say that the overtures for the settle
ment on the plans suggested came from the
operators, and that for the last three or four
days they have known of them and were only
continuing the evidence until they heard of
decisive steps being taken. The operators deny
OPERATORS SILENT ON" SETTLEMENT.
WAITING FOR DIRECT NEWS FROM SCRAN
TON-MR. MACVEAGH"S POSITION.
Representative* of the coal roads who were In
this city yesterday were unwilling to talk about
the possibility of a settlement with the miners, as
indicated by some of the dispatches from Scranton.
Several of them were at the office or .1. P. Morgan
early in the. day, and President Baer of the Read-
Ing came to the city apparently to Join in the con
ference there, after the arrival of Wayne Mac-
Veagfa from Scranton.
President TruesdaJe of the H«ackawanna said his
road was not ready to agree to the suggested plan
for settling with the miners on the basis of a 10
per cent Increase of pay and a nine hour day.
"Until I have the. news direct 7 cannot discuss
the matter." said President Olyphant of the Dela
ware and Hudson Company, when asked if the
Scranton reports of a coming settlement were true.
E. H. Thomas, chairman of the 1 lard of directors
of the Erie, was asked whether or not Mr. Mac-
Veagh represented all the operators. "He repre
sents the Pennsylvania Coal Company and the
Hillside Coal Company." said Mr. Thomas. He
would not Bay that Air MacVeagh'p action applied
to all the coal roads in the possible settlement of
the strike differences outside of arbitration. Asked
regarding the possibility of a settlement In the
way suggested, Mr. Thomas said: "it is bad policy
Alfred Walter, whose resignation from the presi
dency of the Ijehigh Valley Railroad van accepted
at last week's meeting of the board of directors
of the road, was asked bethel his resignation had
any connection with the coal situation, and a re
port that th<i operators bad yielded at Scranton
was shown to him.
"'I will not discuss It this morning," was his an
"Will you discuss it later In the day?"
"I'm afraid not."
Mr. Walter has a week to remain the managing
head of "the I^ehisrh Valley road, after which the
affairs of the road will I"- at the direction of
Chairman Thomas of the board of directors, who
holds a similar position on the board of directors
of the. Erie.
COAT, STRIKi: CLOSES FIVE MILLS.
Chariot'^. N. C. Nov. 22.— Thousands of
mill operatives were thrown out of employment
yesterday by the closing "f flve of the i
J w. Cannon, the owner of the factories, said
to-day that the scarcity of coal wa» th-- cause.
11.- ,!or - not know whi d r
NEWCASTLE COAL FOB BOSTON.
London,- Nov. 22.— The steamers Montenegro,
Kensington and Patria have been chartered to load
14,000 tons of coal at Newcastle for Boston. Others
will follow until the American mines are able to
meet the demand.
The Valetta and Lord Ormonde are loading 6 '00
tons of pig iron for Philadelphia.
TO PROSECUTE FOR SMOKE NUISANCE.
Investigations by Inspector* of the ITealth De
partment as to the supply of anthracite coal In the
city have been made daily for several w<-. 1. and
their reports are to be used In the preparation of
a letter to the Mayor early this week, it is be
lieved that the department win begin the enforce
ment of the ordinance against the offensive use of
soft coal in a few days. The reports of the In
spectors, It was said yesterday, will show that
there is sufficient anthracite in the market to Jus
tify proceedings against persona who continue to
create black smoke by tin use oi soft coal
Since the coal strike made anthracite bo srarc«
that it could not be supplied (or steam making
some large consumers of coal in the city Introduced
smoke consumers, which have permitted the use
of soft coal without creating a smoke nuisance
and they will continue to use soft coal without
molestation. Thos<^ who have made no such pro
vision against the smoke Nuisance however will
be prosecuted if they continue to use soft coal
simply because it Is cheaper.
thanr- "Mttle Adv. or tlie I'<m>|.l<-" In niaklnK
liuniiif-M* for Hi -»vlio unc llktii.
MAT COMPROMISE WITH BRADLEY.
ASBT-RT PARK CTTIiENS AT A,v ENTHUSIASTIC
MKKTINc; URGE THE ' ITY COUNCIL.
TO DO THIS.
Asbury Park. S. J.. Nov. a.— The citizens of ,v<
hury Park In muss meeting | as t ninhi. passed a
resolution urging the. Asbury Park Council to com
promise the pending lawsuit to establish title to
the beach and public parks and accept Mayor
Bradley"* proposition to sell the board walk and
■ewers tn th ■ city Cor (150.000. Th>- meeting was
large and enthusiastic and was surprised by h le;
ter from Founder Bradley, read from 'lie platform
In which be reiterated hi- offer to sell without re
striction. Morton Pennypacker announced that 1-e
hmi a signed and legally attested agreement from
Mr. Bradley corresponding to his off.-r in th'- let
A commit te>' was appointed to present the reso
lution to the council nexi week. The council. It' is
thought, will reopen i egotiationa with Mayor Brad
ley for tho purchase of the beach.
If the council's action Is favorable. Mayor f?r«d
ley will have to resign from office before th< sale
NEW- YORK DATMr TRIBUNE. StfNDXY. NOVEMBER 23, 1902.
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SOUTH CAROLINA LEADS.
AX INDUSTRIAL RECORD OF WHICH THE
LITTLE STATE IS .11 STLY PROUD.
Columbia, P. C, Nov. ~ (Special).- South Carolina
some time apu to.->k her place as the second cotton
manufacturing State in the Union, and tlr-re are
features connected with this development that give
the Bubject especial Interest
In years prior to the Civil War South Carolinian*
bad a very high opinion or themselves and th«>ir
State, and a certain set was doubtless considered
boastful. If this spirit existed it was for many
years crushed out of existence. Now. however, the
people of this State are taking a very keen delight
in their manufacturing Interests, a great pride In
the rapid strides that have been made, and made
»cry largely with homo capital, entirely with borne
energy and enterprise.
While South Carolina Is second only to Massa
chusetts In the manufacture of cotton, she stands
first In the innovations In the application of most
modern methods. As exemplifying progress In
manufacturing, this little Southern State is leading
the world, and she. was. as it were, an Infant In
arms a dozen years ago. In Columbia is the first
cotton mill to have Its machinery driven by elec
tricity; here. too, is the largest njlll under one.
roof in the world. Again, when experts or men
contemplating building wish to see the mill ad
mitted to be the finest in mill construction, the mo 11
modern In all appointments, they come here. Mill
men from Massachusetts, as well as from Manches
ter, England, visit South Carolina's capital to wit
ness perfection In cotton manufacturing.
The records of the United States Agricultural De
partment will show that the greatest yield of corn
ever grown on one acre wat in South Carolina, anil
that in a contest open to the world. It Is, of course,
well known that "Carolina rice" ranks first in
every market and grocery. The famed Sea Island
!< ng staple cotton of this coast Is unequalled, and
can be likened only to silk. The finest grades are
sent to France, and only appear on the market In
the form of silk. The manner In which th:- silky
< ■ ttoti Is selected and grown would make a story
by Itself. It demonstrates that the South Carolina
planter can be Infinitely painstaking and Industri
ous. To grow a cotton that sells for J2 .1 pound
when the ordinary short staple fetches I cents, be
must have a superior order of Intelligence. South
Carolina, claim- the record acre yield for sweet
potatoes— the food for man and beast; also for
raising the largest hog ever butchered. In five
years the. growing of tobacco has become an Im
portant Industry. The development In this line has
been remarkable. When ten years ago the tobacco
crop sold for a few thousand dollars, it now yields
several millions. It should not be forgotten that In
the Palmetto State ther<! is the only '-a plantation
in America and that tea raised here brings th-:
highest price of any sold in thin country.
The oldest cotton mill now running In the. Plate
was established In 1888. The next was built in IMS
Then not one for twenty-five years. It was not 1 til
I vl a that any Important mills were built The • ■>■
lumbla mills, built here In 1f.?,, were tho tir"U tn th"
State to cost as much as a half million dollars. Tho
Olympla >!;!»-. In this city, finished over a y.-ar
ago, represents more than $':, !••■■■«■ In the 'bint
four years one-fourth of the entire capital in South
Carolina mlii.-- has been Invested Th.-re are only
thirteen counties In which there are no cotton
mills. The agitation about child labor that has
It en going on for two ■ ■ ira seems to nave had no
effect on mill building. There Is no decrease. New
mills are going up and old ones ar« being cnli<rgr*tl.
1' is likely that the legislature that meets in Janu
ary will dispose of the labor question along lines
that will he satisfactory to the mills and the chil
dren, as well as the. humane public.
With all of this, there is .-i general prosperity
throughout South Carolina unknown for many
years. The people are at peace with themselves.
They have ceased fighting over politics. The Frost
King has been kind, and permitted cotton to ma
ture In an unexpected manner. Ten bales have
been made where. in August, seven and n half were
hoped for. 'old debts have been paid and November
27 will be a day of real thanksgiving.
PA RRO T MA YCA USE DIVORCE.
WIFE SAY? HUSBAND TAUGHT P.IKI> PRO.
FANITY To DISTURB HKil SLUMBERS.
Rochester. Nov. 22 (Special). If the pet parrot
owned by the plaintiff had not been taught by the
defendant, as the complaint allege.-:, to scream ever;
morning at 6 o'clock, Winter at:<l summer, "Gel up.
you!" it Is probable that Mr nnd Mrs.
Edward H. Shultz would now he. living together In
happiness and domestic contentment But the par
tot. Mr?. Scrmltz declares, spoke profanely at that
unseemly hour, .so now the courts are preparing to
hear t\\p evidence In an action for separation, one
of the most important grounds for which lies iii
the. alleged remarks lei fall by th<- evil speaking
The complainant In h<-r affidavit sa>= that the
bir-i when it first came Into her possession was a
refined and moral parrot, and spoke only polite
and well bred phrases, choslng the best and most
circumspect English in making its wants known.
But a change came over the sweet nature of thla
remarkable bird soon after it began to uaoointa
with the defendant. Mr. Schultt. saya the com
plaint. From gentle thoughts uttered in purest die
tion it f. II to talking slangy and vulgar sentences
and at last, sa\s Mrs. riihultz. reached the depths
ol depravity by swearing openly and without i.iv h-
Ing. These oaths, she continues were familiar
enough to her ear for h.- r to determine tin Ir orisln
and when the decadent parrot at last awoke her
from swoet dreams at ♦; o'clock of .1 winter-;
morning by ejaculating the observation outlined
abow. her patience departed, ami she resolved to
take steps toward achlevlag the peaceful and quiet
Mrs. Schultz also declares that Mr Schults mule
fun of her clothes without ever offering to purchase
for her others to take their place, and once she
says, when she was trying to make some new ones
be cut the belt of the sewing machine. The answer
lias not yet been filed by the accused husband Thn
couple live in tiiia city and have been married for
WANTS To UK MAINE'S GOVERNOR.
WILLIAM T. COBB JOINS THE MANY CAN
Baagor, Me.. Nov. 22 (Special). .William T. Cobb,
of Rock land, has formally announced his candi
dacy for the. Republican nomination for Governor
of Maine in the convention of 1904. Joseph H. Man
ley, of Augusta, Is also a candidate, and. as each
has a strong following and much .-kill in political
campaigning, a lively and rather close contest is
looked for. It has become the custom among tha
Republicans of Maine to select candidates for of
fice, especially for the offices of Governor. Attorney
General, chairman of the House of Representatives
and president of the Senate, a long time in ad
vance, and at the time of the last Bute Convention
it was said that there were a dozen or more "In
line' 1 for the Governorship. As it is customary to
accord a second term, each Republican Governor
of Maine— and they have all been Republicans In
the last twenty years-serves four years, and thus
with a dozen men "in line" for the office It w lll
be seen that newcomers stand rather a sllmchanVv
while those far down the • ill( .•■ will be well Xn~
in years before their turn comes »m # aiong
Mr. Mauley being a great campaigner and shrewd
manager, and being possessed of much money and
many friends. Is regarded as likely to succeed in
this. hU latest ambition, although Mr Coob who
also has money and friend. . will make >a BtrT.nS
fight. It was reported the other day that in «M r
to further his political ends Mr Manley wo n
soon establish a dally afternoon newspaper In a.V
Kusta, but the story was without foundation Mr
Manley denies that he ever thought of starting a
dally paper. He expects to win the nomination by
less troublesome and lees expensive means. ;
BOYCOTT PLACED ON CHURCH
UNION WORKMEN IN OSWEGO WILL
NOT REPAIR IT BECAUSE NON
UNION MEN LAID WALK.
Utica, N. T.. Nov. 2:' (Special).— The placing of
Grace Presbyterian Church, of Oswego. upon the
unfair list of th*> Oswego laboring organizations
has attracted widespread attention, because it Is
the first time In the history of labor organizations
In the State that a boycott has been placed upon an
active church society. The church la the wealthiest
in the city, and its congregation Is the most fash
loinabl»; but unless the Trades Assembly raises its
boycott some necessary repairs to the church will
not be made by union workmen at least.
The trouble between the church and the Trades
Assembly is due to ■ new cement walk which was
laid about the church. To a man named Whitney,
from Newark, N. V.. was given the contract to
build the cement walk, because he underbid Oswego
contractors two or three cents a foot. It was as
serted that Whitney was a non-union man and
thnt he did not hire union labor. The Oswego
Trades Assembly took the matter up and the boy
cott against the church was declared. Repairs to
put the church in shape for winter were ordered
and the local contractors were asked to bid on tha
work. All refused to have anything to do with the
church repairs because, of the boycott.
BllsbS B. Powell, City Attorney and a trustee of
the church, says: "The church Is not looking for
any notoriety in this matter. We intend to go along
bs we have been going, and we will not discriminate
between union and non-union workers. The Master
whom we are trying to follow did not discriminate
between union and non-union men. We have got
some work to "be done at the church, and we are
going to have it done. If we cannot get people in
Oswego to do It. then we. will have to go out of
town for help. Since Grace Church wax organised
It has spent about J 00 •"•. and I don't know that any
one of those who are now trying to dictate what
kind of labor we shall employ have contributed a
great deal to that amount. Grace Church Is an
open church, at Is said In labor circles, and when
we have work to do we don't care Whether union or
non-union men perform it."
Charles A. Twiner, a hardware dealer and tin
smith, refused to make any repairs at the church.
li- said his me.-i were all union men, and if they
worked on the church under th>i boycott they would
be Habit: to a fine of fS> and expulsion from their
Just how far the boycott will go remains to b*
seen. Some of the church members declare that
they will not hire the contractors who refused to
work on the church. The church members seem to
be acting In unlfton In regard to the boycott.
VrOOD}\'ARD SENTENCED TO DEATH
HIP RANOING PET FOR JAKUART 7— ATTOB
NETi TO APPEAL TO board OF
'".in'..!' n, N. 3 . Nov. -Paul Woodward.' who
was convicted on Monday last of the murder of
John Coffin, wns sentenced to-day to be hanged
on January 7 nt noon. Woodward laughed when
f=<ntrnc<» was pronounced, «nd he cursed at Sheriff
Wines as he was led back to his cell.
Woodward was also Indicted for the murder of
Price Jennings. It was shown at the trial that he
administered poison to Coffin and Jennings, caus-
Ing their deaths. His motive was robbery. The
bodies of bis Victims, both boys, were found near
Wo (dWard'S attorneys have abandoned their mo
tion for a new trial and will carry the case directly
to the Board of Pardons, on the ground that Wood
war 1 is ot unsound miij.i.
HEAVY RAINS 7.V TEXAS.
Houston. Tex., Nov. 22.— There has been a steady
downpour of ruin tor the last twenty-four hours
over the greater portion of Texas, ranging from one
to eighteen inches. Trains are all running behind
time. In the eastern part of the State the Trinity
and Saline rivers are out of their banks, and have
done considerable damage.
Fort Worth, Tax., Nov. 22.— The railroad service
of the State Is demoralized by the heavy rains.
There have been no Texas and Pacific trains to this
city from the East since yesterday. All other
roads site delayed. The "Frisco" line from here to
Sherman has not been used lit two days. ■ .
UNITED HEBREW CHARITIES WORK.
The work of the United Hebrew Charities for
October is thus summarised, the statistics being
taken from the various committees and from the
books of the society.
The total number of families dealt with In the
month reached 2,168, representing about 7.220 indi
viduals. Of these 1,585 applied in the Bureau of
Relief, and 581 in the Employment Bureau, of
whom 223 were given employment. Of those who
applied In the Bureau Of Relief 374 were, here for
the first time during the fiscal year. After careful
examination relief was refused to BSS cases. Fifty
persons were granted transportation to different
parts of this country and Europe. There were
3.015 garments, 663 pairs of shoes and 124 articles
of furniture and bedding distributed. There were
49] garments made In the work room and 541 gar
ments were repaired. Twenty-two nights' lodgings
and fifty-five meals were furnished to homeless
men and women. Three bundles consisting of
sixty-three pieces were distributed to mothers and
Infants. Twenty-three bottles of wine and liquor,
plight bottles of maltine, seven bottles of cod liver
oil, three orders for groceries and nine orders for
surgical appliances were distributed. The dis
bursements in the various departments for relief
were $16.800 37.
TRADE AND FINANCE ABROAD.
The pourparlers between the Rr!ti-)i Govern^
ment and Emperor Menellk of Abysalnta have
been successfully concluded, the itritish Govern
ment acting, of course, In the name of Egypt. The
negotiations were relative to tho transformation
of Lake Tsanoe Into s reservoir of the waters of
the Blue Nile. This diplomatic result is fortu
nate, for many square miles of land uncultivated
at present will bear good crops of all kinds The
result of the pourparlers shows the enormous ta-
Ouence of th^ English over the Negus an influ
ence taking the place o f that formerly c^er tsed
by the Kivndi.
A project for the simplification of consular in
voices is being considered i, v some economists and
legislators in Hrazil. some of whom go further
than a simplification and advocate lining away
altogether with the Invoices. One project proposed
t* to reduce the number of invoices to three sw
for the shipper, which must be sent to the con
signee and accompany the dispatch of the ■ |a<
the second will be sent, as now. to the Bureuu of
Commercial Statistics, and the. third will remain
with the consul. AM responsibility on the part o f 'he
captain will cease and the ships Invoice will be bud
pressed altogether. Invoices will be legalised .t
any consulate, Instead oj only at t tin lof the port
of shipment, and Invoices may be forwarded any
time, at the choice of the shipper, but no Koodn
can he dispatched without an Invoice.
"II Progress* Italo-Amerleano." ot New- York, the
seml-omcial organ Of the Italian COiOnl3tS in the
United states, announces that sonic- changes, or
r:ith.T improvement*, have been effected by the
Italian Government, to the advantage of the grow
ing numbers of emigrants from the Peninsula. ,\
new tariff, or "tariff* dlffefenaiale," has been rraiit
ed. so that a reduction in th, prices t transporta
tion amounting to from «) to ft) per e»nt. n.-cordimc
to distances, is In torce now throughout Italy. The
reduction is granted mainly to those travelling
third claes. but. in order to be entitled to it the
On MONDAY, TUESDAY and. WEDNESDAY, ..
_■ ; November 24th, j 25th and 26th,
'. A SPECIAL SALE will be held of
6,000 yds. Colored Dress Goods
. in Street and Evening shades,
.; . comprising Etamines, Mixed Canvas and Satin effects,
regular prices 85c, 90c. and $1.00,
Reduced to ... 58C yd.
(Rear of Rotunda.)
For Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
November 24th, 25th and 26th,
Point de Venise, Chantilly and Net Effect Laces,
ONE-THIRD to ONE-HALF Less than Original Prices.
(Original Prices were $1.75 to $15X0 per yard.)
Chiffon (self striped), black, white and cream, double
width, in Waist and Dress Lengths, as follows
4K yard lengths; regular pries $4.25, for $2.90
12 ** " mm 11.00, for 7.50
Plain Black Tosca Net, doubh width, in Waist
and Dress Lengths, as follows:
4# yard lengths; regular price $3.35, for $2, 1 5
12 • • - "' 9.C0, for 5.50
'Rear of Rotunda.)
Embroidered Silk Waist Patterns,
A recent importation has been received,
and will be placed on sale in Colored Silk Department,
To-morrow (Monday), at $5.75 to $14.50 each.
Lace Drapery Dep't.
Novelties are shown in Lace Window Draperies,
Bed Sets and Panels, of Filet Italien,
combined with Point de Venise, Cluny, etc "
These laces are also shown in Bed Spreads,
Bureau and Dresser Scarfs, Sideboard, Recep
tion, Dinner and Tea Table Covers.
Negligees and House Gowns.
Tea Gowns of Chiffon Linon, Louisine and Liberty Silks,
Brocade Satin, Crepe de Nord, etc.
• Negligees and Lounging Robes of Liberty Satin, Crepe
de Chine and thin wools.
Bath Gowns of Zanana, Quilted Silks, French Flannel,
Silks — wool lined, also Turkish Toweling.
Reductions in prices of
Imported Tea Gowns and Negligees.
containing many rare examples of Fine Persian
Herat, Fereghan, Sennah and Tebrtz.
Special mention is made of the
Fine Kirmanshah Etu§s, which include such
variety of colors and artistic effects as to meet
every requirement of Salon, Reception or Music
room. Sizes range from 2x3 feet to 21x30 feet.
India, Persian and Turkish &uss, the latter
in exclusive weaves, and of such fabrics as will
compare favorably in beauty of texture and ap
pearance with many of the older and much more
AH of the above are offered at Very Reasonable Prices,
eighteenth Street, nineteenth Street, Sixth Jtoenue, new VcrK.
emigrant? must be directed to th" ports of Savona,
Oenoa. Llvorno, Naples, Ancona, HrlmlUJ. Venice.
Reggio dl Calabria, Taranto, Spezrl.i. Clvlta Veo-
Chla and Bari. The reduction does not apply to
emigrants travelling in a class above the third.
Th.» Urusutynn Chambers have sanctioned a 'aw
granting privileges and exemption from duties to
moat freezing establishments for five years.
It may be worth while to Interested parties to
compare sugar statistics in their possession with
those recently, published by -the Statistical As
sociation of Magdeburg. Here they are. in
thousands cf tons: Germany— Beet roots 11 S3V
?u? v £ ar< 1>701 " Austria-Beet roots. UK; sugar'
Left. France— Beet root*. B.B7O; sugar 811 Ru<si . '
Beet roots, 8 SI 6; sugar, 1.143. Belgium—Beet roo «
V, 59 ?: sugiu;. 219. Sweden -Beet roots. 560; sugar T?"
Holland— Beet roots, 7.415: sugar. 102. Denmark
Beet roots. 375; sugar, IT. Total-Beet roots -7 '71
sugar, 5421. • "■-l '
An Important shipping firm has applied to the
Argentine Government for a subvention for a fast
line of steamers between the River Plate and Eu-
Pt.sian Lamb, Broadtail Persian. Mo» rc
Persian (Leipzig Dyed) Jackets and Coat.-, extra
fine, quality, 'beautiful ln>tre. plain or tnnmiea
with Mink, Ermine, Chinchilla, Sable, at low
est possible prices. C. C Shayne. Manufacturer,
41 st & 4.-d Sts.. Bet. IV way and Mh Aye.
rope. The petitioner propose.! running steamers in
combination with foreign railways, an.l making tn
trip between the Plate and Cadiz In 10 days. MM 1 *
days to Madrid. i 3 to Parts and 14 to London an«
IVrlln. and anchoring the steamers In Genoa on tn«
twelfth day. Two steamers a month will mafc« tn
trip to Genoa, to Ik- fitted up to carry SIP to J:
first ihss passengers and I.OOA third class. JJ n *
subvention asked Is CO.OOO gold a round trip. *n<i i £
case of war the government is to l>e entitled to »r
f>ropriat* the vessels at cost price, plus l<> per ccnlr
It really la, when yon can lncr««»e '<"■'
bqnlneaa by ■■«»* the "Little Ad*, of tn*
People,*' and don't do It.