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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Republicans Credited With an
AS IN DAYS OF GRANT
fianna, Elkins and Manley Among
Those Interested. m
MEN MARKED FOR SLAUGHTER
According to the Story These In
clude Present Member* of
TV&n* The Journal Bureau, Jioom dS, 2»oH
JBuUdinc, Wa.hinaton. .
Washington, July 11. —One of the
itaneheßt republicans in the United
States, who enjoys a national reputation
for loyalty to country and party and for
veracity and general personal worth as a
man, is your correspondent's authority for
saying that a scheme is on foot for re
storing to power the sort of a national
partisan machine which led in Grant's
time to the revolution of 1874.
For several years the republicans,
while dominated by small cliques within
state boundaries, have kept nationally
fairly independent. Mr. Hanna's work in
procuring the nomination of McKinley in
18S6, though characterized by machine
methods, was after all only the well
planned campaign of a single manager in
behalf of a single candidate selected long
before, and the renomination in 1900 was
a matter of course. The new movement
proposes a union of several managers, of
■whom Mr. Hanna is chief, with Elkins,
Manley, Kerens and two or three other
members of the old guard as lieutenants.
Recognising the futility of the talk about
McKinley and a third term, these men
wish so to organize a'party within a party
as to insure control by them of the next
candidate^. They have not yet selected
him, but' it will be soon enough to do
this when they have so made their other
arrangements that whoever they select
•will be certain to obey their bidding.
The program of these men, The
Journal's informant Bays, starts
with the dismissal from office of every
one now in a position to dispense patron
age, who refuses to use, or let them use,
his authority for their specal ends. The
men they have marked for retirement are
Secretary Hitchcock, Postmaster General
Smith, Fourth Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Bristow and Pension Commissioner
Evans, and for their places they have
in view politicians of the yielding sort,
or sympathizers with their purpose. WJken
they have obtained control of all the
postoflice patronage, and looted the pen
sion and Indian bureaus and the land
office of all there 1b in them worth having
for political provender, they will be in a
position to look about for a candidate.
To the man who will consent to keep his
hands off and let them have their way
■with patronage and money distribution
during the succeeding four years, they
•will be able to offer the nomination, to
gether with a support for election which
they believe will prove invincible.
Said The Journal's informant:
Watch the four officers I have named.
Evans has had much good luck, the attack'
upon htm having been made prematurely and
■with almost brutal stupidity by Sickles, who,
as a Tammany politician, is, of course, out
side of the deal, and was probably quite un
conscious of the kettle of fish he was over
A» I said, watch the four victims marked
for slaughter. If the head of one of them
falls you will know the reason why. The
number of times the report has started that
Smith was to take another portfolio and
Hitchcock to return to private life and "re
sume the care of long-neglected business ln
tere«tß," must have struck every outside ob
■erver as remarkable. The resuscitated ma
chine will not be satisfied till It has '•pro
moted" or "demoted" every obstructionist
out of harm's way. It doesn't care much
which method is employed, so long as the
man goes. After that, look out for the deluge
of spoils and corruption, and the slavery of
the republican party till it purchases its
redemption with another thrashing at the
END OF THE The action of the
democratic state con-
BRYAN CHAPTER vention of Ohio is of
tance. It decisively marks the end of the
Bryan chapter in the history of the demo
cratic party. Few northern states have
had so notable a weakness for cheap
money as Ohio, and particularly in its
democratic ranks. Ten years ago, when
the national democratic organization, un
der the leadership of Cleveland, was pro
nounced for the gold standard, the Ohio
democrats, with spontaneous originality,
declared for free silver and Governor
Campbell, their candidate for re-election,
in speaking of the campaign, expressed
his willingness to wage it on the free
In the upheaval of 1896 Ohio was one
of the first states to swing into line for
free silver, largely under the leadership
of John R. McLean and the Cincinnati
Enquirer. No one who attended the Chi
cago convention of that year can for
get the studied regularity with which the
McLean boomers, in presenting his name
Jor the vice presidency, described him
as the man who "through the Enquirer
has made this free silver victory pos
sible." In fact, nearly all democrats of
prominence in Ohio of that period were
for free silver. Even Allen G. Thurman
had publicly criticised Cleveland's action
in working for the unconditional repeal
of the Sherman silver purchase law.
About the only man now prominent in
Ohio democratic politics who at that time
expressed his disbelief in free silver was
Tom Johnson, now mayor of Cleveland.
He mounted the platform at the Chi
cago convention after Bryan had been
Dominated and announced that while he
should support the ticket cordially, he
made no secret of his opposition to the
leading issue of the fight. But his case
was exceptional. The Ohio democrats re
mained loyal to Mr. Bryan and his follies
throughout the first administration of Mc-
Kinley. When they met in 1897 they
specifically indorsed the Chicago plat
form and quoted anew its silver plank.
As the first democratic convention to
speak after Bryan's defeat, their action
then foreshadowed the necessity of an
other trial of the silver issue and of an
other defeat under Bryan, before the
party would regain its sense or go
back to its old-time leadership.
The Ohio omens prove trustworthy, and
•without doubt yesterday's action is equal
ly significant and decisive. It is doubtful
if in the history of the country a case
can be found of a more complete party
turnabout. Not only did the delegates
reject a reference to Bryan and free
silver by the decisive vote of &50 to 6,
but they even adopted a civil service re-
Continued ■on \ Second. Pace,
Independence Improves Sur
prisingly and Gives Her
Competitors a Close
Block Island, July 11.—Constitution
turned the windward mark ahead of Co
lumbia, having passed the old champion
by a remarkable burst of speed. Consti
tution turned at 2:52, as caught from
2:45 p. m.—At 1:45 Columbia was first.
Independence, second, and Constitution,
third. The boats were very clote together
and had covered very nearly three-quar
ters of the windward leg.
Approaching the windward mark Colum
bia w»s leading, Constitution second. In
3ateman's Point, R. 1., July 11.—The
third and final race of the series between
the yachts Constitution, Columbia and
Independence under the auspices of the
Newport Yacht Racing association was
started at 12:25 p. m. The yachts will
sail a fifteen mile windward and leeward
race, the course being south-southwest
with the turning mark near Block island.
The wind at this time was south-south-
west, blowing a good smart eight knot
breeze. The starting time was as fol
Constitution 12:25 :ZH
Immediately after crossing the line
Constitution tacked to port, all the yachts
having crossed on the starboard tack.
She was followed at once by Columbia
and a little later by Independence. While
both the Herreshoff boats started with
all sails eet, including baby jib topsails,
the Boston boat was sailing along under
three lower sails and club topsail. At
this time Constitution seemed to be lead
ing Columbia a quarter of a mile,
although a little to leeward, while Colum
bia had a lead on Independence of about
as much more. All three yachts headed
for the Narraganaett shore on the port
At 1 p. m. the yachts were having a
close race, Independence right up with the
two Herreshoff boats. She tacked to
starboard right under Point Judith and
met Constitution coming down on the port
tack. From this point some six miles
away it seemed as if the Boston boat had
forced Constitution about and it looked
as if Independence had caught the two
This improvement on the part of Inde
pendence appears to be due to her sail
ing without her jib topsail and also to
the increasing breeze. Observation from
this point at this time was consider
ably hampered by fog, in which the racers
1:55 p. ni.—The fog is lifting rapidly
and it is now possible to see about four
miles off shore, but the yachts are still
hidden In the haze. The wind has in
creased to a good ten-knot breeze.
New York, July 11.—A special match test.
two out of three heats for a purse of $1,500
has been arranged between John McCarthy's
Joe Patchen, 2:01%, and Anaconda, 2:02%.
owned by E. E. Rice of Boston. It will take
place on Aug. 12, the opening day of the
Brighton Beach trotting meeting.
Canadian Championship Tennis.
Niagara-on-the-L^ke, Ont., July 11. —In the
Canadian championship tennis tournament
to-day, Beals Wright of Harvard beat Clar
ence Hobart of New York, and E. P. Fischer
of New York beat Irving Wright of Prince
ton. Scores: Men's singles, second round—
E. P. Fischer beat Irving Wright, 8-,6, 6-3.
Seniflnal Round—Beals Wright beat Clar
ence Hobart, 6-4, 6-3.
Blair-Gowrie, Scotland, July 11.—Harry
Vardon to-day beat James Braid (who won
the open golf championship of Great Britain,
June 6,) by two up and one to play, in a
THROUGH A BRIDGE
Seven or Eight Men Killed
and as Many More
Springfield, Pa., Julyll.—A local Nickel
Plate freight train bound west contain
ing two cars of stone to be left at a
bridge undergoing repairs went through
the bridge which collapsed from the
weight of the train, carrying with it the
entire train with crew and gang of work
men. P. A. Moore, conductor, of Con
neaut, Ohio, and William Griffith, engin
eer, of Buffalo, were instantly killed.
Seventeen men at work on the bridge also
were carried down in the wreck. Seven
or eight men—mostly Italians —were killed;
in all. As many more were injured.
Cleveland, Ohio, July 11.—At the head
quarters of the Nicket Plate road here it
was stated this afternoon that in the col
lapse of the bridge at Springfield, Pa., to
day while a west-bound freight train was
passing over the structure, repairs were
being made on the bridge when the lo'
motive and the cars went down. A gang
of Italian laborers, working beneath the
bridge, were caught in the wreck. At
least seven of the Italians were instantly
killed and a number were badly injured.
The names of the dead and injured la
borers have not been learned by the
officials of the company. The wrecked
bridge is located seven miles east of
Conneaut, Ohio. It spanned a gully eighty
A PHYSICAL POOL
Santa. Fe'« Notice of Reduction Will
>'■ Be !: Withdrawn !:To-morrow.
Chicago, July 11. —Presidents of western
roads .: continued In session here to-day
In consideration of a physical pool for the
maintenance of rates. - They are not
concerning themselves with, the present
war for freight traffic,;butj are consider
ing ." plans for maintaining harmony if
present reductions shall be restored at
to-morrow's meeting of: traffic managers.
It is said these v officials already have
come to an understanding and that the
Santa Fe's notice of reduptions r will be
withdrawn officially to-morrow.
'.'-'.' Hits Cincinnati Scalper*.
Cincinnati, July Judge Rufus B. Smith,
of the superior court, has granted an injunc
tion against all the ticket scalpers, restrain
ing them from purchasing or selling all forms
of non-transferable tickets, . including Chris
tian Endeavor tickets. Issued by ■or . reading
over the Big : Four, Pennsylvania,; Baltimore
& Ohio, Louisville & Nashville, and Cin
cinnati, Hamilton & Dayton railroads. .; - This
action <is very important to the lines in the
east.' ■._.'..■.../..;.■.■...'•..■ .:.:..;,;, ...
CHINAMEN TAKEN TO MARQUETTE.
Special Ito The Journal., '. .
.; Escanaba,:V Mich., ! July ■ 11.—Upon orders
I from, United States District Attorney Covel,
the four Chinamen arrested.here. yesterday
for not having papers entitling them to law
:ful -residence ■ in this ;country,%were taken to
! day ', to Marquette, ."where; their cases will -be
settled "by the V United" States court 1 no I in
THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 11, 1901.
He'll Try to Keep It From the
THE HOUR OF RELEASE
Warden Will Sneak the Youngers
Out When No One Is Nigh.
DESTINATION A SECRET, TOO
Determined There Shall Be No No
toriety or Senaation Making
If He Can Prevent.
From a Staff Correspondent.
Stillwater, Minn., July 11.—"I will take
the Younger boys over the walls of this
prison at 12 o'clock at night if necessary
to prevent you fellows getting onto it,"
said Wartfen Wolfer to a party of news
paper correspondents who had congregated
in his office this morning.
"You fellows can camjp around here six
weeks if you want to," he went on, "but
I will guarantee you that I will get
them out without your knowledge, even if
have to wait that long. These boys are
to go out from this institution with as
little notoriety and publicity as possible,
and I mean to protect them in every way."
Some of the correspondents, particu
larly those representing southern papers,
tried to argue with Mr. Wolfer that this
was not the proper course to pursue, but
the warden was obdurate and said he
would not flinch from doing w%at he con
sidered his duty with the boys and those
who had given them their liberty.
To Avoid the Cnrlom.
Warden Wolfer says that one of the re
quirements of the parole Is that the
Youngers shall be as free as possible
from notoriety and shall not exhibit them
selves, and he believes it Is for their
good to remove them secretly to their
place of employment. He .fears that a
morbid and curious crowd would gather
at the prison and along the streets lead
ing from the prison to see them if the
hour of their departure became known,
and this he intends to make impossible.
According to his plan, no one is to know
when the Youngers go, and it is a ques
tion whether they will be notified of it
much before the hour of their release.
Their place of employment is also to be
kept a secret. No one will know what
employment has been selected for them,
out of the many •ffers received, and no
one will know to what town or city they
are going. In all probability, however,
some place will be selected at a distance
from the larger cities of the state. Mr.
Wolfer and State Agent Whittier believe
that for a time at least this will be better
for the boys, who at best will be made
the cynosure for curious eyes.
When asked how many offers of em
ployment had been received for the Young
ers, Warden Wolfer said:
"This Question I cannot answer. I
don't know just how many there are, but
Urban Population '
;. ■ Washington, July 11.—The census r.office Issued a bulletin to-day concerning the
I. urban ipopulation of ■- the - country. It ) shows } that * 28,411, r people *in : the United
, States i live ■in cities and '} towns of - over 4,000 • population. ;"■ This ': is 37.3 per cent of
%. the ; entire ; population, a ; gain •of almost 6 scent; since'»the r census iat SIB9O, w&en the \
percenlas;e was 32.9. - - , • _ : -
I will say that we have a goodly number
on file." |)
The warden say 3he has been so busy
that he has not yet had time to look over
the applications or make a selection, and
he will not attempt to do so until he has
disposed of some of his pressing work in
connection with the prison binding twine
factory, which has accumulated fast dur
ing his attention to the Tfounger case.
Must Not Talk.
Upon their release the Youngers will
be Instructed not to talk for publication,
and to drop out of bight so far as news
paper notoriety or interviews are con
cerned. Mr. Wolfer says this require
ment will be rigidly enforced. This is not
only the wish of the pardoning board and
the board of managers, but also that of
the Youngers themselves, who are anxious
to have the matter dropped after they
are released. Cole said last night:
"After I get out of this place, my mouth
will be closed like that of an oyster, and
no newspaper reporter will be able to
get an interview out of me with a pair
of tongs. What I have already said can
be used, but from the moment I leave the
prison doors silence will be my motto."
May Be Sunday Morning.
There is a lurking suspicion here that
the Youngers are to be released some
time between Saturday evening and Mon
day morning, and secretly taken to their
THE REAL NEBRASKA BULL FIGHTER.
place of employment by the warden. Sun
day morning, before daybreak, is believed
to be the hour, but Mr. Wolfer shrugs his
shoulders when this suspicion is broached
to him, and with a smile says: .
"Wall, think as you will, but if I can
prevent it you will never know."
There are several ways in which the
men could be liberated so that persons
in the vicinity of the front door would
not know of it. There is a gate at the
upper end of the prison yard. They could
go over the wall to Warden Wolfer's
home, or they could be helped over the
walls on the north, south or west sides
by the aid of ropes and ladders. Some of
the correspondents are determined to
know when they go and will camp around
the prison walls in relays.
There is one man in the city who is
particularly interested in knowing when
the Youngers will leave, inasmuch as he
hopes to be employed in taking them from
the prison to the station, as he did
from the station to the prison twenty
five years ago. This man is William Her
ron, who has been engaged in the busi
ness of driving hacks in this city for
thirty-one years, and had the distinction
of taking the three Youngers to the
prison whea they arrived from North
field. He says he remembers the day
very well, and that Cole Younger said
when he saw the prison:
"Well, brothers, we are at our future
home, and from now on I guess we will
have to behave ourselves."
Fouffht With the Yonngem.
The first Missourian to shake the hands
of the paroled men was W. C. Bronough
of St. Louis, who had been, in St. Paul
for four days incog. He served in the
infantry under General Pierce. The
Youngers served in the cavalry under
General Selby. Colonel Bronough fought
with them, and has been a persistent
worker in their behalf. He was at the
prison within half an hour after the news
of the parole was received. The Youngers
received many telegrams of congratulation
from all parts of the country, but refused
to permit them to be published.
Two Younjt Ladles Drowned at
Spread Eavle, Wit.
Special to The Journal.
Spread Eagle, Wls., July 11.—A bad ac
cident occurred near here. Four girls and
a young man named Pearce were in a row
boat when it cai>sized. iMiss Dunville,
niece of and.housekeeper for Father Das
syliva, and Miss Donohue of Ishpeming,
Opening of the Steel Strike
COMBINE MAKES OFFER
Would Sign Scale, but Not Unionize
PRESIDENT SHAFFER ; PRESIDES
Declaration That This Conference
Must Be Final— No Sign of
. , Aareemesft Yet. :. !
Pittsburg, July 11.—It was authoritative
ly stated that the combine has offered to
sign the Amalgamated scale for all the
plants and make the wages uniform, but
declined to unionize the plants operated
as non-union for years. Trustee Morgan
of the Amalgamated said the proposition
would not be accepted. President Shaf
fer of the Amalgamated was ohoaen chair
man of the joint conference.
Plttsburg, July 11.—Surface indications
point to the settlement of the strike in
the mills of the American Sheet Steel
company and the American Steel Hoop
company at the conference between the
Amalgamated association officials and
the steel combine representatives which
began to-day in this city.
The conference was called for 10 a. m.,
and an hour before that time the national
officials, advisory board trustees and dis
trict vice-presidents of the Amalgamated
association met at their headquarters to
outline their attitude before conferring
with the representatives of the steel com
bine. Fifteen of the sixteen members
of the executive board were present, the
only absentee being Vice President W.
C. Davis of Chicago, who was unable to
attend. At this preliminary conference
the entire ground was gone over and the
campaign of the day was mapped out.
The meeting was behind closed doors,
but when the members of the board filed
out to join in the general conference, an
air of confidence was apparent.
President Shaffer said that if an ad
justment shall not be reached, he favors
a continuance of the conference to-mor
row and Saturday, but that the present
conference must be final. Under no cir
cumstances would he agree to a postpone
ment for a week or more intervening be
tween the meetings. Mr. Shaffer said
further that the executive committee
was clothed with discretionary powers
with respect to the nature of the settle
ment, but the intimation was that no
deviation whatever would be made from
the original stand.
It waa 10:26 a. m. when the conference
opened. The combine conferees present
at that time were Warner Arms, vice
president of the American Tin Plate com
pany; Veril Preston of the American
Steel Hoop company, and William Leeds
of the American Sheet Steel company. The
workers' organization .was represented by
the general executive committee, the
highest body in the association. It is
composed of the national officers and the
vice-presidents of the different districts,
and this was the second time in the his
tory of the association that it had been
called together. The members of the
President,\T. VJ.' Shaffer; secretary-treasurer,
'John Williams; : assistant secretary, M. , F.
Tighe; business manager, Benjamin I. Davis;
trustees, John Pierce, • Pittsburg; Ellas Jen
kins, Youngstown, OhI6; J. H. Morgan,' Cam- i
bridge, '■; Ohio; vice f presidents,**s first district,
David j Reese, • Plttsburg; second, Walter: Lar- |
kins, Martins Ferry, Ohio - Charles' H. Davis, |
Newport, Ky.; s at th,;; Clem Jarvis, 'Anderson, I
Ind.;' sixth district, John F. Ward, Youngs-!
town; Ohio; seventh, F. J. Williams, Birm- '
ingham, Ala.; r- eighth, John '. Chappeil, New- |
; castle, J Pa.; ninth, 1 John W. ■ Qulnn, Granite |
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; The greatest secrecy was observed, no
12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK,
Caused by Fears of Drouth and Re
ported Rupture of Northern
New York, July 11.—Prices of stocks
broke badly again to-day. The stocks of
railroads depending on the corn traffic
for earnings were demoralized on the
drouth. The rest of the market was af
fected by sympathy, other stocks appar
ently being sold in large blocks to pro
tect holdings of the corn grangers. Stren
uous efforts were made to support the
market by buying Union Pacific, St. Paul
and Missouri Pacific and the bulls suc
ceeded in causing a pretty general rally
after the opening, Missouri Pacific rising
1% over last night. Prices, however,
crumbled again by wide intervals under
a flood of offerings which came in blocks
of many thousand shares. During the
first hour prices were touched which
made lossses from last night for Rock
Island of 7*6, Atchison 4%, North-West
ern 5, St. Paul 3 , lowa Central pre
ferred. Amalgamated Copper and Tennes
see Coal 3 each and a long list of the
pit active stocks over 2 points. T/iere
were occasional feverish rallies, but
prices went off again continually.
The decline was accompanied by re
ports of a break between the two groups
of financiers which recently contested for
supremacy In Northern Pacific. The
grave consequences that attended thei
previous trouble were remembered, and
these rumors, although backed by no word
of authority, received credence in many
quarters and affected the market. An
authoritative denial that there had been
any rupture of the so-called Northern Pa
cific agreement was given to the As
sociated Press by a man who was indi
rectly a party to it. He said:
"The agreement as to the Northern Pa
cific stands precisely where it did the
day It was made. It has been strictly
adhered to and will be. There is no fric
tion over it and will be none.' '•
The liquidation had spent its greatest
force during the first hour and there was
some violent rebounds when the bears
again began to .bid for stocks to cover
their short contracts. Atchlson and Rock
Island recovered four points and other'
prominent stocks between one and two
Total War Tax Collection
Mmw Ymrk Sun Spmolmi Smrwlom
Washington, July 11. —The commissioner of Internal revenue has prepared a state
ment showing the collections under the war revenue law from June 13, 1898, the date
when the law went into effect, to May 31, 1901. These figures show the results of
the special war revenue law only and do not include the revenues which would have
been received under the law as it existed before the Spanish war.
The total collections from the war revenue law only were $310,053,363. This was
obtained from the following sources: Schedule A (documentary stamps), $108,722,674;
schedule B (proprietary stamps), $13,922,138; special taxes, $14,095,636; tobacco,
$47,274,780; snuff, $2,697,818; cigars, $9,180,072; cigarettes, $3,818,991; legacies, $8,966,
--420; excise tax, $2,652,982; mixed flour, $21,536; additional taxes on tobacco and
Panic on a Whaleback
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, 111., July 11.—The whaleback steamer Christopher Columbus of the Good
rich line ran on a hidden ledge of rocks about one-fourth of a- mile east of the
entrance to Milwaukee harbor Just, as she was starting on the trip to Chicago at 5
o'clock yesterday afternoon. One of her propellers was broken and the shock to the
boat caused a panic on board, during which several women fainted.
The force of the shock knocked one of the crew out of his berth below decks and
sent people sprawling in their staterooms. Several passengers were severely bruised.
No serious damage was done to the boat, which went clear over the ledge. Many of
the passengers begged to be allowed to land, even after they were assured there was
no danger, but the captain proceeded, paying no heed to the frantlo requests.
Babe's Death Drove Mother Insane
Special to The Journal.
Mankato, Minn., July 11.—Mrs. Margaret E. Catlin of Danville was yesterday ad-
Judged insane and ordered committed to the St. Peter asylum. A year ago she was
sent to the Rochester asylum, but was subsequently discharged.
The case presents some unusually sad features. Mrs. Catlin Is a handsome young
woman and two years ago had a happy home, with two pretty children. One day the
children strayed some distance from the house, but presently the older one returned
and told her mother that the baby was asleep under the fence. The mother went
to carry home her sleeping infant, but when she arrived on the spot was horrified
to find that the baby was not sleeping, but dead.
The fence was of barbed wire, and the little one had become entangled And
fatally injured and sank down under the wires to die. The shock dethroned the
poor mother's reason.
person ' being permitted to loiter In the
vicinity -of the committee rooms. ,-, T
- J. V. Jenks of the American Steel Hoop
company, also -was present. While it is be
lieved that the United States Steel cor
poration is directing! the . movements ■of
the representatives; of the underlying
companies, none present would verify the
statement. . : : ■ '
:■-•: The combine representatives declare
that it -would be unfair to the men to force
them into the organization if they do not
desire to Join. They are also willing to
concede the right to the Amalgamated
officials to enter the mills and organize
the men, but will object to compulsion.
It was nearly noon before the confer
ence got down, to business. The situation
was gone over carefully. Every one; pres
ent seemed in good humor and everything
pointed ;to a ' harmonious ; meeting, but it
seemed there might be some difficulty; In
getting close together at the opening ses
sion, as both sides appeared determined
not to yield any more points. " '
'■':' Coneenlon to Manufacturers. -
It is intimated that a concession will be
allowed the k* manufacturers in the: mills
that have agreements with their men made
previous Ito - last year's wage settlement.;
These mills, it is said, will be allowed to
work .; out their ': individual ■ agreements,
which expire Jan. 1. After that time these
mills also will come under; the Jurisdic
tion lof i, the ; Amalgamated : association, or
sooner if the men become members: of the
association \ previous to • the . expiration of
the: annual 'agreement.. . . ; . ■» > ;.>"..'. -, -^
The * Vandergrift and '? LeecHburg sheet
mills I are, so far as known, the i only ones
that will come under] th» * exception clause.
points. This rally did not hold and the
market weakened again, some stocks
going lower than before. The selling
pressure was manifestly less urgent than
In the early dealings and the market
rallied rather quickly and then became
quiet and comparatively sluggish.
Financial Giants Reported on the
. , Eve of a Clash.. ; .
#o*o For* Sun Special Service. - • ■
• New York, July 11. —Controversies
which caused • the ■ Northern Pacific cor
ner and the panic on May 9 In Wall street
have been revived. The aftermath of that
fight has " not passed, and to-day there!
threatens a j further clash between finan-:
cial giants. Even a split between the
Rockefellers threatens ' and T a renewal of >
the hostilities between the biggest bank
ers of the < country seems imminent.
; On one side are arrayed -J. P. Morgan 5,
and his associates, including one of the
Rockefeller brothers, James jJ. Hill g and
prominent men in the ; conduct of the af
fairs of a big insurance company, the Na
tional Bank of Commerce and the Morton
Trust company, besides long list of
financial j Institutions associated directly
and indirectly with these important. in
stitutions. On the other side are ar
rayed the National City bank forces, per
sons Intimately associated ? with another
life insurance company, Kuhn, Loeb & Co..
George J. Gould and members .generally
■of what In - the Northern Pacific corner
was called , the r Kuhn-Lceb-Harrlman-
Gould faction, and also Included with this
party is a Rockefeller. • Thus the: fight
resolves itself into a serious quarrel In : a
big financial family, the interests of mem
bers of each faction being interwoven in
timately, each member having an Interest
In corporations controlled >by men who
together compose the parties to the pres
ent fight. ' " ' " ' ' .
To explain briefly the character of a
clash that threatens greater than Wall,
street ever has known, one might say that
the parties to ' the community of interests
have fallen out and that strife, instead- of
harmony, prevails among Wall street's
biggest- men.: ; ... - ; • ■ t "-■' .
-~~ Just what was the -cause of this tre
mendous conflict , cannot be stated ,at
present, *. but that ' a battle royal has been
begun , cannot ■be ' questioned. : Its ; first
effect ..was noticeable in Wall street }on
last Monday, the first active business day
.since J. Pterpont Morgan returned from;
abroad. " Then T shrewd observers of Wall
street methods had - the premonition - that
something 111 was pending. :. *-
The agreements with the workmen at
these mills antedate the formation of the
sheet steel company and remained in fore*
when the plants were absorbed.
The conference was resumed at 2:19
p. m. President Shaffer thought the de
cisive move might come this afternoon.
Iron Bfolders May Go Out.
Chicago, July 11. —The executive board of
the Iron Moulders' Union has refused to ac
cept the offer of the manufacturers. This
was the final proposition, and it Is believed a
strike will result which may assume national
Fined for Contempt.
York, Pa., July IL—ln the conty court to
day Judge Stewart rendered his opinion in
the contempt cases growing out of the mould
ers' strike here in which George W. Teat,
corresponding representative of the Iron.
Moulders' Union of North America, John P.
Frey of Worcester, Mass., fourth vice presi
dent of the union, and Howard Wllmer of tha
local union were adjudged guilty of contempt
of court in violating the court's injunction
restraining them from picketing and other
wise interfering with the York Manufacturing
company. Test and F*rey, the leaders of the
strike, ware sentenced to pay a fine of $260
and costs, and undergo imprisonment for
thirty days and Wllmer was fined $26, which
he paid and was released. Test and Prey,
being unable to pay, were sent to jail.
Colliery Tied Up.
' Shamokin, Pa., July Hickory Ridge col
liery, I operated Iby the Union Coal company.
was completely tied up to-day by the 500 men
and boys a employed by »the| company going
on strike because a committee iof the I united!
mine worker* were - discharged * or standing
at tee heed of the slope and, insisting on in
specting • miners' s cards •to , *•• U}- rifey Jle
loaxed Iff the nntOTii '»_ ' --" •
Plenty of Tickets for Journal's Great Excursion to lake City and Camp Lakeview, at Milwaukee Station, 8 to 9 Tomorrow Morning.