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HANNA GOES TO CANTON ON A STRIKE SETTLEMENT ERRAND
NORTHWESTERN N. D.
"IN IT" THIS YEAR
Tremendous Crops of Flax and Wheat in the
New Country Make the Recent
From a Staff Correspondent I
Harvey, X. D., Aug. 2. — The North
western counties of North Dakota will
produce a great flax crop. It is a wonder
ful transformation from last year that is
seen from Larimore to Minot and Portal.
The flax crop in the Red river valley is
not healthy and its outcome is in doubt,
but the moment one strikes the hill coun
try towards the west, a change for the
better is apparent at once.
L*st year the new settlers in the north
west counties found the times hard because
there were no crops above what was
necessary for a bare subsistence. There
was a shortage of grass for stock, and in
many instances conditions approached
seriousness. This year all is changed,
and the hills and valleys of Ward, Wells,
Pierce, Benson, Towner and other counties
are glorious with bountiful crops.
Of these crops flax is the great leader.
Wheat cuts but small figure in Ward
county, western Wells county and the
other new settlements. For miles there
are acres of flax, ciean and promising a
splendid yield, and nearly all of this acre
age is first crop. In many instances the
crop will pay for the farm this year, which
will furnish a support for all these north
west counties that cannot easily be over
estimated. With the splendid flax crop
is a bountiful supply of fodder. Farmers
can carry the stock they have and provide
The crop conditions in these western
counties will have an important bearing
on railroad earnings. Here is a large
acreage that is coming in as a permanent
support to the Great Northern, the North
ern Pacific and the Soo. Only a half dozen i
jears back there was almost no cultivation
for a hundred miles around Minot. Now
the country is settled and there is a boun
tiful yield for all the newcomers.
These encouraging conditions hold to the
far coints of the Bowbells country. The
-\£ouae river valler shows wheat- that will
-^fceld troai^2§ -ttr 30--otS3bels' airaliax that
«ill crowd the record of production.
Business men in all this part of the
country are feeling the prosperity which if
not abused will continue its effect for
The land men are again busy. Every
train brings land seekers. The far north
west counties of North Dakota must be
TAINT OF INSANITY
Mental Troubles of the Barry Fam-
ily Shown in Court.
CASE HAS LOST SOME INTEREST
Defense Will Hot Close Its Evidence
Lntil Some Time Kext
Special to The Journal.
Langdon, N. D., Aug. 2.—The story as
told by Barry's relatives of how the fam
ily on both sides has been fflicted with a
taint of insanity running back as far as
the defendant's grandparents has been re
cited by witnesses on the stajnd eince noon
yesterday. The family history has been
one of sorrow and affliction of this kind.
William Donovan and Mrs. Sweeney,
brother and sister of Mrs. Barry, mother
of the defendant, were on the stand
this morning. Donovan told how for
twenty years a younger sister had been
in his constant care,and of one older than
himself who Is now in the asylum.
Mrs. Sweeney, the younger sister of
Donovan, is here partially restored after
twice being an inmate of the London,
Ontario, asylum and tells of the delusions
that have at different times left her mind
Yesterday the wife of Richard Barry,
defendant's brother, was examined as to
her husband's mental peculiarities, prior
to his being removed to the asylum. The
asylum record, a copy of which was put
in evidence by the defense, detailed the
condition of Barry while a patient there.
Big Robbery on a Sleeper
Special to The Journal.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Aug. 2.—An unknown thief made a nice haul on the
Grand Rapids & Indiana railway sleeper between Grand Rapids and Mackinaw City
last night when William Hanford, a diamond salesman for 1 Freedenheim Brothers
& Levy, New York city, was relieved of over $700 in diamonds and $80 in money.
The stolen articles were the personal property of Hanford, who had put them un
der his pillow upon retiring. The theft was not discovered until morning. The
conductor 1 on the sleeper thinks the thief got off at Cadillac. Hanford usually car
ried about $75,000 worth ot jewelry in his trunk.
Woman Walks 400 Miles
Special to The Journal.
Mankato, Minn., Aug. 2. —Mrs. Delia Vincent arrived in the city yesterday on her
way to Minneapolis to visit a sister, having started from St. Louis seven wee"ks ago.
She walked 400 miles of the way, as she had no money to pay railway fare. Her
husband is dead, as also are her parents. City jcfficials took compassion on her,
gavo her a meal and bought her a ticket to St. Peter.
Business for Uncle Sam, Perhaps
Washington, Aug. 2.—A cablegram has been received at the state department
from the United States consul at Colon stating that if the present revolutionary
troubles in that section become more aggravated the traffic across, the isthmus will
surely become interrupted. The United States government is bound by a treaty to
keep the traffic open to the world. No request for 6 w arstlp to be'sent to tl»
■cene of trouble has been made.
reckoned with hereafter, as crop produc
ers. - —H. V. Jones.
Some of the Worst Weather of the
Season Felt in S. I).
Specials to The Journal.
Woonsocket, S. D., Aug. 2.—The ther
mometer' stands at 106 in the shade with
a hot wind from the southwest. It is
the hottest wind of the season, without
exception. Threshing has commenced
here. The grain is light, but is very
clean. This section will have a good
average crop, in spite of hot winds. Early
corn will not amount to much.
Mitchell, S. D., Aug. 2. —Yesterday was
the hottest day that has ever been ex
perienced in this section. The govern
ment thermometer 1 placed the heat at 109
degrees. A strong, hot wind blew from
the south all the afternoon. Corn was
doing well until this change. Several
farmers say they will commence to cut
their corn at once for fodder. The injury
to the corti crop is serious.
Huron, S. D., Aug. 2.—A scorching hot
wind yesterday afternoon drove the people
from the streets, stopped harvest work
and twisted the corn leaves. The tem
perature rose from 90 to 108 in five hour's,
breaking the record of twenty years, as
shown by the government weather bureau.
DeSmet, S. D., Aug. 2.—August Ist was
a topnotcher in this year's recoro. for
warm weather. The government ther
mometer registered 105 in the shade.
Mankato, Minn., Aug. 2. —F. W. Wenner
of Mankato township has threshed an
average of twenty-five bushels of wheat
to the acre on two farms, the best sec- j
tion going twenty-nine bushels. No ;
yields of less than twenty bushels to the
acre have yet been reported from Man
Graceville, Minn., Aug. 2. —Harvesting
in this vicinity is about half finished,
and with favorable weather will be com- ;
pleted by the middle of next week. Ele
vator men who have examined fields re
port tne average will be from fifteen to
twenty bushels an acre, and that there j
will be three grades. The early wheat •
shows a fine plump berry, while the late
sown fields suffered from the intense
heat, shriveling the grain. Threshing will
begin the latter part of next week, and |
a great deal of shock threshing will be j
done. There is a scarcity of men, al
though farmers are offering $2.50 a day.
Morgan, Minn.. Aug. 2.—Shock thresh
ng has begun and the yacht is from twelve
to eighteen bushels of No. 2 wheat an
Duluth, Minn., Aug. 2.—Farmers here
from northern counties of this state re
port that harvesting has commenced clear
to the Manitoba line. This is about ten \
days earlier than usual.
Hanley Falls, Minn., Aug. 2.—Returns
from the first threshing of flax this season
show fourteen bushels an acre and of fine
quality. General threshing begins next
weak, with indications for a full average
yield of all grains.
Objection to the statement and asking
that it be made orally by the asylum at
tendants was overruled.
The present phase of the case is tedious
and morbid and spectators have fallen off
in number. The expected close of the de
fense this week is hardly looked for now.
Relatives on the Stand.
The evidence of the defendant's mo
ther, his sister Mrs. Sweeney, and broth
er Tom, all told of the history of the
family within the knowledge of each. It
unveiled the mental unbalance that has
existed in the family for nearly a century.
The case is likely to go down in
the histor> of law as one of momentous
bearing and far-reaching effect. The de
fendant has been charged with murder in
the first degree and so far no evidence
has been offered in the nature of a justi
fication of the act and the law of this
state prescribes the penalty as death by
hanging or imprisonment for life at hard
The jury has thus been placed In the
position that it will either have to
convict Barry and recommend one or the
other of the above as punishment for the
crime, or it will be obliged to acquit
him on the grounds that he was insane at
the time he killed Mellem.
From the stand the defense has taken
there does not appear to be any middle
ground for the jury to stand on.
CANNOT FIND HIM
Cos* Comity Sheriff in Pursuit of
Special to The Journal.
Brainerd, Minn., Aug. 2.—Sheriff Hardy
of Walker arrived in the city this morn
ing in quest of George Alexander, who
broke jail in that place Wednesday night.
Alexander was arrested for robbing a
farmer near Wheelock and is wanted in
Morrison, McLeod and Wadena counties
for horse stealing. ,
FKIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 2, 1901.
The Pennsylvania and Mich
igan Central Credited
With an Alliance.
Special to The Journal.
New York, Aug. 2.—lt was admitted to
day by an official of the Pennsylvania rail
road that the statement that the Pennsyl
vania expects to be running its own trains
into Detroit Oct. 1, and that the Pennylva
nia bought the right of way from Toledo to
Alexis Junction in order to connect with
the Michigan Central at the latter point
is true. A complete alliance, it is said,
and thorough understanding exists be
tween the Vanderbilts and the Pennsyl
vania, the two systems working in
Expensive Central Station.
Chicago, Aug. 2.—Plans for a central
railroad station here, estimated to cost
$40,000,000, are being prepared to submit
at a meeting of railroad officials to be held
Aug. 15. Eighteen of the twenty-two rail
road companies with Chicago terminals
have approved the scheme as drawn by
Alderman Dixon, and members of tte
i council committee appointed to investi
gate the question of a single terminal be
: lieve the plan can be carried to a suc
cessful conclusion. The Illinois Central,
; North-Wee tern, Pennsylvania and Great
Western railroads are the only ones which
have thus far not given their approval.
- THE NEGROJ^S A VOTER
Sole Campaign Issue of the Mary
Baltimore. Aug. 2.—The democratic
state convention declared that the pur
pose of the party, if successful in the
coming election, is to eliminate the negro
from politics in Maryland if such a thing
be possible under the constitution of the
state. Upon this, the paramount issue of
the campaign, will stand the candidates
nominated for state offices and candidates
for places in the legislature of 1902. Under
the advice and guidance of Mr. Gorman
the following declaration upon the chief
point in issue was evolved:
The democratic party represents more than
40,000 majority of the white people of Mary
land. They, in common with their brethren
' of other states into which large masses of
' colored voters have been injected into the
body politic, recognize that the peace, good
order, personal safety and proper develop
ment of our material interests depend upon
the control of the commonwealth by its inteT
ligent white residents. Without the aid of the
6,000 colored voters, the republican party ins
Maryland would be in a hopeless minority.
We, therefore, without hesitation, proclaim
that the success of the democratic party will
mean that while we shall deal with perfect
fairness in securing all the benefits of goad
government and full and free opportunities
tor education to all classes, such action must
be taken as to prevent the control of the
state government passing into the hands of
those who have neither the ability nor the
interest to manage public affairs wisely and
NO CHANGE AT ST. CLOUD
Superintendent Randall Will Be He
tained at the Reformatory.
Frank Randall will continue in charge
'of the St. Cloud reformatory as long as
his management is satisfactory to the
board of control. Members of the board
made the positive statement to-day. They
say that the other candidates will have to
wait until Randall does something to
The members of the board will be taken
for a trolley ride this evening on a spe
cial car in charge of Dow S. Smith, super
intendent of the St. Paul City Railway
company. The tour will include the Banda
Rossa concert this evening.
EVACUATION AUG. 15.
London, Aug. 2. —The undersecretary of the
foreign office. Lord Cranborne, in the house
of commons to-day announced that the offi
cial date fixed for the evacuation of Peking
by the British troops was Aug. 15, subject
to a few days extension if necessary. The
evacuation of the other portions of China
depends on circumstances, *
Belief He Will Stand by His
VIEW ON OTHER SIDE
Protectionist Claim the Wisconsin
Man Will Drop His Bill.
PARTICIPATION OF McKINLEY
The President Desire* That Repub
lican Agreement Be Reached
Before the Session Opens.
Trom Tho Journal ' Bureau. Boom dS, JPosI
Building, Wathiiij/ton. ' * .
Washington Aug. 2.—The return of
Congressman Babcock from Europe is
THE WHITE MAN'S BURDEN.
being anxiously awaited by the people
who are interested in the Babcock bill,
which provides that certain trust goods
shall be placed upon the free list. Some
half a dozen members of congress and the
senate, who have been to Europe this
summer profess to believe that Mr. Bab
cock, whom they, saw while abroad, has
modified his tariff views as the result of
a study of European conditions, and may
not introduce the bill or will introduce
it in a modified form, which will meet
the objections of the high protectionists,
who think they see in it a menace to the
protective principle. Several of these re
turned members say they talked with Mr.
Babcock a number of times in London,
Paris, Berlin and elsewhere, and their
prediction that he had experienced a
change of heart has led to considerable
rejoicing in New England, where the
most of the high protectionists live. No
direct word has been heard from Mr. Bab
cock, and so it is impossible to know
Just how far the returned gentlemen, all
of them opposed to the bill, have been
influenced by their own opinions in their
The friends of the Babcock bill do not
believe that the Wisconsin gentleman
has changed front, and their belief seems
to be supported by the letter from Bab
cock printed in his home paper in Wis
consin. They say that he is thoroughly
committed to the principle of his bill,
and will be strengthened as the result of
his trip abroad, "rtiey say that the gen
tlemen who have come home with the
message that he has "quit," are special
pleaders, and, consciously or uncon
sciously, have put words into Mr. Bab
cock's mouth, or misunderstood him. But
should It be found out that he has
changed, they add that other prominent
republicans will be ready to take up his
work and carry it forward. It would,
of course, be better for the bill to have
Mr. Babcock introduce it, for he is a
member of the ways and means commit
tee, where the first battle will be fought,
and will be In better condition to render
the bill good service than any man not
a member. But if he should decline to
take up the burden, not only will others
do it for him, but he will suffer a loss of
prestige which will hardly compensate for
what he will gain in the way of smooth
sailing with his friends in the house.
Will Take Up His Work Again.
For these reasons Mr. Babcock's re
turn is being anxiously awaited by re
publicans representing both sides of the
tariff question. But no matter what his
present views may be, it is predicted that
the public is now so deeply interested
in tariff reform that the question cannot
help coming before congress. In the
early days of the discussion it might have
been quieted by the placating of some of
its chief representatives; but that time
Coutiuaed on Second Ftge,
CLEARY MAY BE BISHOP
SKK AT SJIOIX CITY TO BE FILLED
Minneapolis Pastor's Name and Two
Others Now Under Considera
tion at Rome.
Special to The Journal.
Sioux City, lowa, Aug. 2.—The bishop
of the diocese of Sioux City will be one
of the three following men: Bishop Len
ihan, of Cheyenae; Rev. Father T. M.
Cleary, pastor of St. Charles charch, Min
neapolis; and Dr. P. J. Carrigan, vice
rector of the Catholic university at Wash
ington, D. C.
These three names were sent to Rome
nine weeks ago to-day, and until the an
nouncement comes from Rome no one will
know which of the three will be the in
The fact that Bishop Lenihan's name
heads the list is significant. Mgr. Conaty,
rector of the Catholic university, will not
be bishop of the Sioux City see. He has
just been created a titular bishop. As
is the custom in bestowing such titles,
Mgr. Conaty will be made bishop of
some see of little importance, where he
will have no duties to attend to, as he
is to be retained as rector of the univer
Rev. E. W. Fowler, of this city, has re
turned from a trip down the lakes. He
has talked with Bishop Muldoon, Mgr.
Oonaty and Archbishop Ireland, and his
statements can be counted on as thor
GOOD FOR RED LAKE
H. Clement, of That County, Draws a
Prize on Cheese.
Northern Minnesota is coming to the
front as a dairy country. For the first
time on record a prize has been taken
by the Red River valley.
The prize winner lives at Terrebonne,
Red Lake county, and his name of H.
Clement. In the monthly state scoring
contest Clement's cheese exhibit was
marked first out of thirteen contestants.
His mark was 96%.
Clement is a Canadian who recently
came to Minnesota and began making
cheese at Terrebonne about June 1.
Second prize this month went to A. W.
Parkins, of Stanton, Goodhue county, with
a mark of 96.
John Fridner" of Stout, Meeker county,
got first in the butter contest, with a score
of 97. H. J. Rosenau of Meriden, Steel
county, 96%; W. Lund, Forest City,
Meeker county, 96%. In all, 104 pack
ages were entered and the whole lot was
Bold at 19% cents. Inspector B. D. White
of the experiment station says it was the
finest lo of butter he ever saw brought
Former Spanish Governor Vlndl-
pates Admiral Schley.
Madrid, Aug. 2.—Lieutenant Enrique
Caprlles, former governor of Santiago de
Cuba, who was on board the Spanish
cruiser Viscaya during the battle of San
tiago, in an attempt to escape with the
city records and treasure of Santiago,
in an interview regarding Admiral Schley,
I was on the bridge of the Vizcaya and saw
the fight. I saw the Brooklyn and from an
excellent position observed her movements.
The Brooklyn attacked us, and it is ridiculous
to say the Brookln kept too far away or
stayed out of the fight. There can't have
been cowardice where the ship engaged three
of ours. Eye-wltnessee of the battle are dy
ing off, and it is better to finally settle the
question now while enough witnesses are liv
Robbins of Fnrgo and Evander of
WUeaton Shoot at 'Winnipeg:.
Winnipeg, Man., Aug. 2.—ln the inter
nation trap shooting even in connection
with the exhibition trap shooting tourna
ment, held here to-day, Robbins of Fargo,
iN. D., took first place, with Evander of
Wheaton, Minn., second. Score 46.
TILLMAN AND HOBSON
Star Attractions for Closing: Day at
Monona Lake Agsembly.
Madison, Wis., Aug. 2.—The Monona
Lake assembly closed this afternoon with
Senator Tillman and Lieutenant Hobson
as attractions for a crowd of 10,000 per
sons. The assembly has been one of the
most successful held, there having been
1,200 campers oa tae grounds.
16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
END THE STRIKE
Mr. McKinley and Senator Hanna Confer at
Canton, the Steel Strike Said to Be
the Topic Discussed,
Strikers Announce an Intention of Returning to
Work as Soon as Possible—Amalgamated
Officials Confer Again.
Cleveland, Aug. 2.-Senator Hanna left here for Canton to-day to visit President
McKinley. It is understood Mr. Hanna will remain in Canton as the president's
guest until Saturday afternoon, when he will return to Cleveland.
While the senator 1 declined to discuss the object of his Journey to Canton, it is
generally regarded as significant at this time. It is known that the president is
most anxious to see the great amalgamated strike settled at the earliest possible
moment. Senator Hanna has also expressed himself as desiring to see the struggle
brought to a close as well as admitting that he is to some extent connected with
the efforts being made to reach an agreement.
That Mr 1. Hanna is bringing strong influence to bear in favor of a settlement
there is now but little doubt, and those who have closely watched the course of re
cent events believe that the senator's visit to Canton is largely for the purpose
of conferring with the president upon that subject.
STRIKERS MAY REBEL.
Pittsburg, Aug. 2.—The strikers at Clark's mills in this city are very much dis
couraged at the turn affairs have taken with regard to the settlement of the trouDle,
and as a result several of the most enthusiastic strikers have intimated their 1 in
tention of returning to the plant at the earliest moment on the most favorable
terms possible. It was expected that some of these would put this into execution
this morning, and it was to prevent their return that pickets wefe placed on guard
with orders to hold them off for the next few days.
Pittsburg, Aug. 2.—The situation in the
Amalgamated Steel strike this morning
is anything but favorable to an amicable
adjustment of the dispute between the as
sociation and the United States Steel
corporation. As far as can be learned,
President Shaffer of the Amalgamated has
not received a reply from the New York
officials of the company regarding a fur
ther conference except the telegram
which it is said arrived last night and
which declined a further discussion of the
questions at issue between the labor
leaders and the company. This telegram
gave the substance of a letter which had
been mailed and which was expected to
arrive in the first mail there.
Only Two Ways.
The refusal of the steel company offi
cials to enter into another conference, if
adhered to, leaves only two ways open
to the Amalgamated association. One is
to order the striking workmen back to
work under the best terms obtainable and
the other is to proceed with the strike in
the hope of involving all the union men
employed in the constituent concerns of
the United States Steel corporation. The
first course certainly holds little promise
for the workmen, since the strike has
abrogated all the union scales in force
before the trouble started, leaving them
entirely at the mercy of the manufactur-
ers. The second course means a struggle
to the death for the association, as the
announcement has been made on good au
thority that the mills will be started next
week with nonunion men if the strikers
do not resume work.
Most Critical Period.
To-day's meeting of the executive board
is expected to tell the story and it Is ac
knowledged that this is the most critical
period of the strike. The board went
into session at 10 o'clock and James Nutt,
secretary of the labor bureau of the Re
public Iron and Steel company, and Jo
seph Bishop, secretary of the Ohio board
of arbitration, were present. No infor
mation was given out, but a statement is
anticipated later in the day. It is re
ported that the final effort of the Amalga
mated association before proceeding with
the strike will be to bring every influence
to bear towards arranging for another
conference with the company officials.
A rumor was current that the Amalga
mated association at its executive board
meeting to-day will withdraw from a po
sition which was thought to be untenable
and sign an agreement with the combina
tion. Prominent association men denied
this and declared that unless peace can
be secured with honor and credit to the
association, the strike will be continued.
Nothing can be learned from President
Shaffer or the leaders of the organiza
tion on this matter, however, as they say
whatever they have for the public will
be given out in the form of a statement.
This statement may not be given out be
fore adjournment this evening.
'Will Grant the Combine Time.
It is said that before a general strike is
ordered the officers of the United States
Steel corporation will be fully informed
of the intention of the Amalgamated As
sociation officials if more favorable terms
are not promptly presented for the con
sideration of the board. A reasonable
time will then be given before the extreme
measures are resorted to by the associa
It seems almost certain that if the* re
quest of the Amalgamated Association for
another conference is refused, the strike
will be extended to all the plants con
trolled by the big steel corporation where
the Amalgamated Association has a foot
hold and that it will be the bitterest strug
gle between capital and labor ever seen
in this country. In the big plants of the
FederaJ Steel company, the National Steel
company and the National Tube company,
all the organized men will be called out
and every effort made to close the mills.
"The Strike la Too Younpr."
At Wellsville, Ohio, the feeling is grow
ing that there will not be an early settle
"I do not believe there will be a settle
ment," asserted Organizer Harry Griffiths
to-day in discussing the situation at Pitts
burg. "The strike is too young."
That statement, frank and open, reflects
the feelings of the great majority of the
The strikers are not relaxing one iota
of their vigilance. Every avenue of en
trance to the town is being closely guard
ed. It is expected that an attempt may
be made Saturday to bring In men while
the strikers are picknlcking at Chester
Park. They will not be caught napping
here if this is done. The strikers say the
picnic may eventually prove only an outing
for the women and children.
A McKeesport dispatch says:
The presence of three supposed strike
breakers was the cause of a considerable ex
citement here last evening, and the news of
the threatened breaking off of the peace con
ference added to the confusion. The men de
cided that the Dewees Wood management was
trying to get enough men to start up the mill,
and all patrols and pickets were doubled.
The first of the supposed strike-breakers was
discovered about 4 o'clock in the afternoon,
and gave his name as Edward Meyers. H»
frankly announced his intention of going *o
work in the Dewees Wood mill, and was tol<l
just as frankly by the patrol which was ques
tioning him that such a move would result
in some accident occurring to him. He was
put on a street car and taken to Pittsburg
by several strikers Two more men wero
found in the evening, and after cocaiderabla
questioning were requested to leave towu.
They promised to leave and then gave their
guards the slip. Patrols made a search for
them during the night, but could not locata
them. The strikess threaten to handle them
without glovee when they are found.
Hope to Avert a Break.
A Wellesville, Ohio, dispatch just re
Assistaot Secretary M. E. Tighe of th»
Amalgamated association called up Organizer
Harry Griffiths, who is in charge here, by
long distance telephone, and notified him that
the national officials still hoped to avert tha
breaking off of the present negotiations with
the combination. Tighe denied the reports
that negotiations had been already severed.
He urged Griffiths to keep his men well in
hand and to prevent any possible chance of
President Schwab Silent and HU
Brother Works to Little Purpose.
New York, Aug. 2.—President Schwab
of the United States steel corporation,
said to-day there were no new develop
ments in the strike situation. He refused
to discus 6 the report that negotiations
between the Amalgamated Association
and officials of the corporation had been
broken off. The presence in his office
of his brother, Joseph Schwab, said to
have been an envoy of Mr. Morgan ia
recent negotiations in progress and re
ported to have left in disgust last night,
seemed to give color to the belief that a
practical deadlock exists.
Talk of the "Bitter-End" Act In Be
Pittsburg, Aug. 2.—The Commercial Ga*
The Amalgamated executive board last
evening received by telegraph a flat refusal
from J. Pierpont Morgan to reopen the wage
conference where it was broken off at the
Hotel Lincoln nearly three weeks ago. Th»
powers of the steel combine Insist in this
comnvunication that the basis of settlement
will be on the terms which President C. M.
Schwab and Chairman Elbert laid down at
the meeting with the Amalgamated associa
tion in New York last week.
A member of the executive board last night
said: "The terms are denominated by those
•who have the best interests of the organisa
tion of the steel workers at heart as the most
unfair, most unjust ever proposed to any
body of workingmen by a set of employers or
corporation. The terms are such that tha
executive board of the Amalgamated associa
tion cannot accept and has already gone on
record to that effect."
This morning the answer of Mr. Morgan »■
expected by mall. There is scarcely a frag
ment of hope that the Amalgamated associa
tion will back down from its well-known po
sition. The leaders of the workers will, In
reply, outline their plans to the steel corpo
ration for a continuation of the great strug
gle. They will include the stopping of every
wheel possible in the works of the combine
and the extension of the strike in all possible
directions by the Amalgamated association.
To-day may develop that the combine cannot
be made to waver through the influence that
will be brought to bear, and the great con
flict will probably be fought to the bitter end.
AFFKCTS LAKE TRAFFIC j
Farther RefuHals of Long shoremen
- to Handle Freight.
Buffalo, Aug. 2.— action that, as It now
stands, influences the . entire lake traffic,
went into effect yesterday when the ; 900 men
of local 109, International 'Longshoremen's
association, in obedience to a letter from
President D. J. Keefe, decided to refuse to
handle the freight of any Anchor line boats
out of sympathy ■' with < the ; striking long
shoremen of Erie, Pa. - ■
■ The locals at every point reached by
Anchor line ■ boats have received similar
| letters from ■ President Keefe,':-. according ?to
the local officials ,of ; the . association.. The
Anchor line, being . a member -of - the > Lake
Carrier's association, an > organization '..% hica
includes the entire fresh. water fleet, it is
said, will be backed up m its position.
All the branches" here-are affected—cooper;,
oilers, firemen, freight ' handlers > and coal
passers. - '■ . .-",. .:': ".'.-■ .'■':■> ■:", i* , ', ;.'
:: The branch of the tugrnen's , association in
this port will ~ hold - a -meeting v\ to- :
night to "consider the i question, aud iit is »atd
similar meetings, have s beea called Jat i eveqr
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