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50,000 Butcher Workmen to
Return to Their Posts.
QUESTIONS AT ISSUE TO BE CON
Wage Proposition Left for Arbitration
?Same Position as When
CHICAGO. July 21.?Fifty thousand
butcher workmen, who quit work July 12,
paralyzing: the meat industry of the coun
try, will bo back to their posts tomorrow
morning- While they continue peacefully
at work a board of arbitration will pass
judgment upon the contentions of the labor
ers for higher wages and less arduous
working conditions?and the decision of the
arbitrators will settle the issues of the
President Donnelly of the Butchers' Union
had today promptly received the approval
of all of the executive board members ex
cept two. The points yet to be heard from
were Syracuse and San Francisco.
Around the Chicago stock yards today
there was rejoicing among the strikers as
well as the stock men and packing interests.
The unionists, who had looked forward to
seeing the strike spread this morning in a
sympathetic movement involving all the
mechanical trades and perhaps the team
sters and firemen, learned with relief that
Instead of the greater strike there was to
be peace in packing town. Many of the
strikers, however, expressed disappoint
ment that their strike, after causing them
to lose eight and a half days of wages, had
failed to decide their demands for higher
wages or to make it certain that all would
be reinstated without greater loss of time.
One Remaining Formality.
Only one formality remained today to
make the end or the strike complete and
that was the process of having the agree
mt nl ratified. Piesident Michael Donnelly
telegraphed members of the executive
board of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters
and Butcher Workmen last night's result
of the conference, and recommended that
they approve II. Donnelly, who occupies a
commanding position in the union, was
certain that the ratification of the entire
executive board would be received in Chi
Mr. Donnelly ssued a call for special
meetings of the various local unions of
the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butch
ers' Workmen, to be held tonight, at which
meetings Instructions will be given the
men about returning to work. Meanwhile,
hn arranged to have a talk with the pack
ers and learn frem them what departments
are to be reopened tomorrow morning.
Thousands of laborers who have been (in
strike appeared at the yards today with
their lunch pails and applied for work,
thinking, since the strike had been declared
off, there remained nothing to be done ex
cept to go back to their old places. They
were told at the time keepers' offices of the
different plants that they would not be
taken back until tomorrow.
After waiting a short lime to hear from
Syracuse and San Francisco, Mr. Donnelly
announced that the last formality of the
truce had been ended. He based the an
nouncement on the fact that a majority of
the executive board members have tele
giaphed approval of the terms.
Skilled Men Put Back to Work.
Superintendent Conway of Armour &
"Practically all of the skilled men will
be put back to work tomorrow, but not all
of the laborers will be taken back now."
Throngs gathered about the entrances to
the yards to discuss the settlement, and
there were murmurlngs against its terms.
Home workers wanted to go back without
delay, and few could understand, appar
ently. why the question of wages, so vital
to them, had not been decided.
"We are exactly In the same position
we were when we struck," said one man
wearing the button of the cattle butchers'
local. "The laborers had been cut from 1H
cents to 1"J,2 cents an hour, and the union
voted to strike to get back the agreement
that expired May US. Now the men go
back to work?or as many of them as can
get back?and the wage question is to be
left to arbitration after all."
During the day nearly :><KI of the strike
breakers employed In the various .plants
ceased work and were paid off. The men
? luittlng work apparently feared to w.<rk
with the union men who will be returning
The receipts of ho^s were heavier today
than at any time siiu*** the strike started.
Thirty thousand hogs were unloaded at the
union stock yards. The receipts of sheep
wire fc.OOO. and 5,1)00 cattle were received
DID NOT RETURN TO WORK.
Strikers at St. Paul Expected to Be on
ST. CAl'L. Minn., July 21.?Although the
strike at the Swift & Co. packing plant at
Sout'-i St. Paul has been declared off, on
orders from President Donnelly of the
Butchers' Union In Chicago,, those who had
been out on strike did not return to work.
However, no one was hindered from going
Into the Swift plant, and Superintendent
Burns stated he was operating ail depart
ments as completely as the resources of the
three or four hundred men which he had
engaged to take the strikers' places would
Superintendent Burns said he expected all
the men who liad gone on strike to return
to work tomorrow.
President Goinpers Notified.
President Gompers of the American Fed
eration of I,abor today received a dispatch
from President Donnelly of the Butchers'
1-nion at Chicago, giving official notice of
the termination of the meat strike.
TWO AMERICANS SHOT DOWN.
Brief Advices From Consul Kaiser at
The following telegram has been receiv
ed by A' tlng Secretary T.oomls from I.ouls
Kaiser, United States consul at Mazatlan,
Ifexico, dated yesterday:
"Two Americans were shot down in their
office at Aguas Caliente, in this state, by
officials. 1 have wired the governor, re
questing prompt investigation. Report fol
The State Department has wired the con
sul to supply at once the names of the
Americans who were shot and other Im
portant details of the affair without wait
ing for a mail report.
The Plunger to Be Altered. '
The submarine torpedo boat Plunger has
tieen put out of commission at the works
of the Klectric Boat Company, at New
, Suffolk. L. 1.. to undergo certain altera
tions designed to increase the efficiency of
vessel for naval purposes.
Missouri Democrats Held an
BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION ARB
Initiative and Referendum and Stato
Issues of the Party.
JEFFKRSON CITY, Mo., July 21?After
an all-night session, marked by intervals
of disorder and commotion -that could not
be quelled by the gave1!, the democratic
state convention early today unanimously
nominated Joseph W. Folk, circuit attorney
of St. Liouls, for governor, and adopted a
platform whicih promises vigorous, unre
lenting crusade against corruption and
boodle in Missouri In the event of demo
cratic supremacy at the polls. Just as the
day was breaking the convention adjourned
until 10 o'clock, and one of the moat tur
bulent sessions of a Missouri dem- cratio
convention ended. There was no doubt
abcut the nomination from the beginning
of the first session of the convention. The
Folk delegates far outnumbered the dele
gates of Ms only rival for the nomination,
Harry B. iiawes, president of the Jefferson
Diniociatic Club of St. Louis, and the re
sult of the convention was clearly do fined.
The platform, which contains the slogan
of the Missouri democracy against boodle
and official corruption in Missouri, was
adopted by a resounding viva voce vote
after a ouibble over the proposed amend
ment to insert a plank for legislation to
punish lax dodgers. The latter plank was
introduced as a minority report and de
The report of the committee on resolu
tions. after affirming and ratifying the plat
form adopted by the democratic national
convention at St. Louis July 8. de
clare.'. in favor of the initiative and refer
enuum. tlit* state primary, protection alike
o;' capital and labor, sanctity of tlie ballot,
good roads, home rule, and urged the strict
enforci ment of the constitutional provision
ami statutory enactment prohibiting the
acci ptance by public officials of free rail
lo.oi transportation. United States Senator
Francis M. Cockrell was heartily indorsed
A Paramount Issue.
On the subject of bribery, the eradication
of winch is pointed out as the paramount
issue of the democratic party in Missouri,
the platform says:
"The appalling exposures of corruption in
Missouri have brought upon the good citi
zens of this state the responsibility of
Btampmg out the things that dishonor and
oppress. Good Citizens may innnocently do
wrong, but toleration of known abuses is
criminal. No party can be hurt by getting
rid of rascals. No state can be injured by
tlie enforcement of law. The disgrace is
in toleration, not in corrupting. There can
be no grander mission in store for any po
litical party than to light public evils. The
subject of the eradication of bribery is
more important than any other, for other
problems concern the functions of govern
ment, while this goes to the existence of
government itself. Corruption in public
life, If tolerated, will lead to the destruc
tion of free government.
Inveighs Against Bribery.
"Where bribery rules there Is a govern
ment not of, for and by the people, but a
government of and for the few with wealth
enough to purchase official favors. Other
offenses violate the law, while bribery alms
at the assassination of the commonwealth
itself. In the city of St. Louis, according
to the confessions of those implicated, for
twenty-five years bribery stalked through
the legislative halls. Corruptionlsts grew
arrogant and powerful. They were confi
dent in their wealth and political power and
felt that no one dared attack tliern. In
our state legislature legislators have for
gotten their high commission and have be
come Involved in the meshes of greed.
Democratic officials have exposed these
conditions and laid upon the offenders the
heavy hand of the law. We Indorse the
work that has been done in this regard."
Nomination for Governor.
The convention then settled down to the
nomination of a candidate for governor, in
a most eloquent speech, which was cheered
nt frequent intervals. W. II. Wallace of
Kansas City placed before the convention
the name of Joseph L. Folk. Theimas L.
Anderson, city attorney of St. Louis, with
ei|ual eloquence placed before the conven
tion the name of Harry B. Hawes.
After speeches seconding the nomina
tions had been made and several support
ers of James A. Heed of Kansas City had
spoken in his behalf, a roll call was de
manded on the nominations. When the
roll had been about half called, showing
a heavy support for Folk, Harry B.
Hawes arose and moved to make the vote
unanimous, which was done. Hawes es
corted Mr. Folk to the platform, and after
the cheering had been subdued lie was
introduced and made a speech, accepting
Mr. Folk spoke in part as follows:
Folk's Acceptance Speech.
Joseph W. Folk, in accepting the nomi
nation. said in part:
"When I see about me representatives
of the democratic party of Missouri, and
when I realize I have been chosen to rep
resent the plans and policies of that great
party. I am profoundly impressed with
the resposibllity of my position. While
I am gratified by the confidence you have
expressed in me, I do not congratulate
myself upon the high honor you have
done me. because my mind is full of
anxious desire to perform well the part
that has been assigned to me. This cam
paign has been waged not for a man, but
for an idea. I don t claim to have done
anything to merit this distinction in the
place of trust assigned to me. I have en
deavored to do my duty under my oath of
office to my city and state.
"How well I have succeeded 1 could not
say. If your selection shall be ratified
by the people of the state, I shall do my
very best to carry out the policies for
which the. masses of the democratic party
has been contending. J'he exposure of
corruption In Missouri has made the peo
ple realize the menace to good govern
ment if it is tolerated, and the necessity
ol stamping out the influence of oorrup- I
tionists from our political life. I have
been lighting them with all the .powers I
at my command and have lasli/a them
with the whip of the law. 1 ha(^ no fa
vors to ask of them and no quarter to
give. It is unrelenting warfnre to the
end. In their frenzied desperation they
have spewed out their vomit of slander
and abuse. There are two things I am
proud or: One, the aid and assistance of
good citizens given me, and the other, the
Intense hatred and malicious mouthings
of corrupt enemies.
"The responsibility for the whence of
corruption does not rest upon eXhdlr party
but the democratic part* has assumed the
responsibility for stamping it out and we
want all good citimens of every political
belief to aid us. Tbe battle against boodle
has only commenced in Missouri. If I am
elected to a larger field of opportunity I
propose to make Missouri the most un
healthy place In all the land for corrup
tionists to operate in.
"There is work to be done in this state
in moral, material and intellectual ad
vancement which you have commissioned
me to do. The commission is a sacred one,
and I shall observe it as such. Here in
your presence, and in the presence of this
great multitude, I consecrate myself to
the work you have assigned to me and with
your help and as long as God gives me >ife
and strength to do it I will combat the
things that dishonor and oppress."
The convention then adjourned until 10
Contest for Lieutenant Governor.
Immediately after the convention was
called to order today the name of Thomas
L. Rubey of La Grange was placed before
the convention for the nomination as lieu
C. C. Crow, a delegate from St. Joseph,
rushed to the platform and offered a reso
lution that a committee of three be ap
pointed to request Secretary of State Sam
uel B. Cook to refuse to allow his name to
be presented for renomination.
This was the first open declaration that
there was opposition to Cook, and instantly
many delegates were on their feet demand
ing tiuit the resolution be tabled. The chair
man declared that the resolution was out
No other nominations for lieutenant gov
ernor were made, and Mr. Rubey was nomi
nated by acclamation.
The anti-Cook resolution was again in
troduced. Its supporters and those against
it vied with each other in their demonstra
tions. It was finally referred to the com
mittee on resolutions.
Nominations were then declared In order
for secretary of state. The names placed
before the convention were Jajnes A. Todd,
It. W. Mitchell. L. H. Muse rove and Sam
B. Cook. Cook's name was received with
Sam B. Cook was nominated for secre
tary of state.
Sketch of Folk.
Joseph Wing-ate Folk, the democratic
nominee for governor of the state of Mis
souri, was born in Brownsville, Tenn., Oc
tober 28, 18<>9. His father is Judge Henry
B. Folk of Brownsville, and his mother
is a descendant of the Estes family of Vir
Mr. Folk is a graduate of Vanderbllt
University of Nashville, Tenn., where he
finished his literary and legal education.
He practiced law in Brownsville for two
years and then went to St. Louis in 18S?2.
Soon he became identified with the younger
element of the democratic party and first
became prominent in political circles when
he was made a charter member of the Jef
ferson Club, the leading democratic or
ganization. He served in the capacity of
president of the organization In 1808.
Mr. Folk became more generally known
to the citizens of St. I>ouls throuKh the
prominent part he took in the settlement
of the great street car strike of 11)00.
As circuit attorney of St. Ixiuls Mr.
Folk successfully prosecuted a number of
bribe takers in both brandies of the muni
Mr. Folk's immediate family consists of
but himself and wife. He has four brothers
living. They are Rev. Dr. Edgar Estes
Folk of Memphis, Tenn., editor of a Bap
tist paper; Mr. Reau Estes Folk of Nash
ville, the present state treasurer; Mr. Carey
Albert Folk, president of Boscobel College,
Nashville, and Mr. Humphrey Bate Folk,
who is studying for the ministry.
POST OFFICE MAY BE MOVED.
Access to It Alleged to Be Denied by
Complaints have been received at the
Post Office Department to the effect that
the postal service has been practically sus
pended at Ziegler, 111., because the post
office Is situated on the property of Joseph
Leiter, and no one is allowed inside the
stockade he has built about the property
without special permit. This state of affairs
is the result of a strike among the miners
employed in the Leiter mines, and Mr.
Leiter is said to have erected the stockade
and adopted the precautions referred to so
as to protect his property.
The matter was brought to the attention
of the acting postmaser general, Mr.
Wynne, and the proper officials of the de
partment were notified to make an investi
gation of the complaints. It is said at the
post oftlce that if it develops that Mr. Letter
is interfering with the proper passage of
the United States malls he will have to
suffer the c jnsequences, but if it is simply
found that the post oftlce is on his property
and access to it is denied for good and suf
ficient reason the post office will either be
discontinued or moved to a more convenient
It is the belief of the officials in charge
that the latter course will be adopted, but
nothing will be done until a thorough inves
tigation of the matter has been made.
Changes in the Caribbean Squadron.
The cruiser Dea Moines has been detached
from the aribbean squadron and her place
will be filled by the cruiser Denver.
NOW BRING IT DOWN !
Gratified Over Beef Strike
HAD HOPED FOR PEACE
RESULT OF CONFERENCE HELPS
Permanent Boards Suggested for Large
Employers of Labor?Data
for Reports Gathered.
The agreement reached between the beef
packers and their employed throughout the
country to arbitrate the differences that
caused the employes to iso on strike ten
days ago is said to be a source of deep grat
iflcation to President Roosevelt. He has
been watching both sides of the controversy
since its inception, and while he has not
personally entered into the matter as he did
in the case of the coal strike, it is believed
here that he would have done so had not a
settlement been In sight. Those close to
him sa$ that he realized fully what groat
suffering to the poorer classes would have
ensued from a prolongation of the strike,
not alone one from the loss of wages to the
employes who went out, but to,those of the
poorer classes who could not afford to pay
the increased prices for the products of the
Those of opposite political faith have ac
cused the President of being Interested In
the matter purely from a political stand
point, but this charge is declared not alone
unjust, but absolutely untrue. The seri
ous financial strain put upon the beef con
sumers of the country has been of great
concern to him, and the conflict between
employers and the employed he realized
would result in great financial loss to both.
Willie it is not admitted at the Depart
ment of Commerce and Labor that the
President issued direct instructions to Sec
retary Metcalf to make special effort to
gather all the data concerning the strike
that was possible It is Hot denied and the
general air of secrecy, leads to the belief
that he did so, especially as no one will
for a moment attempt to deqy the state
It is known that duripg the time of the
strike special agents of both the Depart
ment of Commerce and Labor -and the De
partment of Justice were quietly circulating
among the strikers gathering s?Ch Informa
tion as might be of valuo not $k>ne for the
report that is to be made by the direction
of Congress, hut for the general informa
tion of the President and members of his
cabinet in framing legislation for future
On the other hand the settlement of the
strike by an trgreement to arbitrate has
been a source of gratification not alone to
the President, but to all those who believe
that arbitration is the only solution of the
various problems that are of necessity
bound to arise between capital and labor,
especially in the larger institutions of the
country. It is pointed out that the con
cessions made by one ?td? to the other in
the settlement of the beef strike were fair
and added very much toward the solution
of the trouble. It is pointed out that as
long aB there are unions of laboring men
and unions of capitalists there are bound to
be differences from time to time, if not over
the question of wages, over lome other
question that is likely to arise at any time,
and the suggestion has ht-en made that per
manent arbitration board* In every insti
tution where a large amonnt of capital is
invested and a large number of men are
employed would be of great benefit to both
the employer and the employed and would
save each side from the loss" of large sums
It Is claimed that no matter which side
wins in a strike, both sides lose heavily in
the end and the general public as a rule is
made to be the largest sufferer.
OPENINGS IN MEXICO.
A Report Upon the Opportunities for
A report upon the opportunities for em
ployment in Mexico has been received at
the State Department from Edward M.
Conley, the United States vice consul at
Mexico City, Mexico.
Mr. Conley says it can be said that Mex
ico Is no place for a man without capital.
He says It is a new country, possessing
great natural resources as yet undevel
oped, but which can only be developed
by the aid of capital. The consul, says
there Is an opening' for men with abun
dant capital, technical education afcd
adaptability, to get tlie wealth out of the
natural resources which he commands
with his capital. Mr. Conley says there
is also room in Mexico for the engineer,
electrical, mining, mechanical or civil,
the architect, the veterinarian, the scien
tific agriculturist, the practical man in
any* line, but in all probability he will
not do as well at the start as he would
have done in the I'nited Sates. He says
Mexico doesn't need budding doctors,
dentists, druggists, opticians, lawyers or
school teachers, as she already has more
than she knows what to do with.
In speaking of wages in Mexico Mr.
Conley says they are lower than for cor
responding positions In the TTnited States
and the cost of living is just as great or
He further adds that Mexico Is not a
place for the American common laborer
under any circumstances, as It is impos
sibe for him to compete with the native
Mexican, and he should be prevented by
every possible m?ans from going to Mex
TROOPS TO BE WITHDRAWN.
Brazil and Peru Agree to a Modus
Vivendi Regarding the Acre Dispute.
The Peruvian legation here has received
a cablegram from Lima confirming the re
port of the signing of the treaty with Bra
zil at Rio de Janeiro, establishing a modus
vivendi between Peru and Brazil for the
government of the region at the headquar
ters of the rivers Yurua and Purus. other
wise known as the Acre territory. It Is
understood that both sides will withdraw
their troops from the disputed territory,
trusting to diplomacy to settle the question
of title permanently, but with an under
standing that if that fails, tlie question
shall be referred to arbitration, which both
countries undertake to abide by.
Opening of the Rosebud Lands.
Commissioner William A. Richards of
the general land office will leave Washing
ton tomorrow for Chamberlain, S. D.. where
he will be present*at the formal opening
of the Rosebud reservation lands. The
preliminary work Is being rushed rapidly
by the officers charged with it, and It
confidently hoped that everything will be
finished up on the day of the actual draw
ing, July 28. Commissioner Richards su
perintended the beginning of the registra
tion, and intends to assume charge per
sonally at the time of the drawing.
Parcels Destined for Japan.
In connection with a parcels-post conven
tion recently concluded between the United
States'and Japan, which will go into effect
on the 1st of next month, it has been or
dered that parcels-post malls for Japan
shall be made up at the offices of San
Francisco, Cal., Seattle and Tacoma, Wash.,
and Honolulu, T. H. "Parcels" for Japan
should be forwarded to those offices for
dispatch by means of steamers sailing from
those ports. No provision has been made
for the conveyance of parcels-post malls
via Canada. Consequently "parcels" should
not be forwarded to Seattle for dispatch to
Japan by means of steamers sailing from
Vancouver or Victoria, B. C.
Minister Russell Reported Better.
Mr. W. W. Russell, minister to Colombia,
who is 111 at his temporary home In Roek
ville, was reported to be much Improved
this morning. He was able to sit up yes
terday for the first time since he has been
Heroic Services Recognized.
The Philippine commission recently di
rected that Capt. A. M. Rait, Second Of
ficer J. A. Coombe, Third Officer E. Prince
and eight sailors, all of the British ship
Landaura, be rewarded for heroic services
in connection with the rescue of those
aboard the Philippine ship Alerta. The
captain Is to receive a watch, the junior of-,
fleers marine glasses and the sailors sums
of money. The Landaura, while en route
from Singapore to Manila, took the Alerta
in tow in a heavy sea.
Maryland and Virginia Postmasters.
The following fourth-class postmasters
were appointed today:
Maryland?Hill Top, Louis M. Klmmel.
Virginia?Tannersvllle, James M. Atwell.
Mr. John L. McDonald of Washington is
spending his vacation In Atlantic City.
Martin and Eddie Conley, 38 K street
northwest, are visiting their aunt at Wo
Messrs. John Carroll, William Eccard,
Cecil Whitehead and August Eccard are
spending several weeks at Colonial Beach,
Mr. Charles H. Long of the bureau of
engraving and printing, who Is convalescing
from a severe spell of ? * 'mess, leaves this
evening for Old Point Comfort. From there
be will take a sea voyage in the hope of
regaining tola health.
Politicians Desirous of Calling
on the President.
REASONS ARE VARIOUS
QUESTIONS OF PERSONAL INTER
EST TO BE DECIDED.
Conferences Regarding Prospects and
Advice as to Procedure Anticipated?
Coming Here Next Week.
With the return of President Roosevelt
to Washington next week, probably on the
liHth, there will be a revivification of polit
ical affairs here, an enlivening: of a pretty
dead condition In the capital of the coun
try. The President left here with the in
tention of spending three weeks in this
city upon his return the last of this month.
Although he has greatly enjoyed his vaca
tion at Oyster Bay and would prefer to
remain there until the close of the slim
mer, he cannot do so. After three weeks
here he will go back to Oyster Bay for
probably three weeks of rest.
Will Hear About the Outlook.
The interruption to the President's sum
mer vacation is duo entirely to the neces
sity that he shall lend himself to the poli
ticians for a short while. Since his nomi
nation he has had few conferences with
the republican leaders of the country. Oys
ter Bay is too small to accommodate the
anxious visitors, and so the President muse
come here and sit in his office for three
weeks while he hears from the leaders of
the various states just what they think of
the outlook and just what they believe
ought to be done to "cinch" the situation
a little more securely than it appears now;
for be it known there are no republicans
anywhere who have any public fears as to
the outcome. With them it Is simply a
question of how big they can make the ma
jority in the electoral college.
A three weeks' consideration of the wishes
of the republican politicians and leaders
Is. tl erefore, what the return of the Presi
dent ir: midsummer means. He will ascer
tain definitely and formally on the -7th
that he was nominated at Chicago, but he
will not know until he gets here just how
many there are who really brought about
the nomination?how they suppressed the
Hanna movement at one time, the Fair
banks movement at another, and sat down
on tne opposition every time It was so
bol^ as to show its head. The people will
be left out entirely and the leaders will
tell the President all about it and all about
themselves. And he will listen, too, and
say nice things. He is a good listener and
an appreciative President. He will thank
many people for what they have done for
him and not begrudge the good things he
is saying, because he really knows that
he has thousands of warm personal friends,
and that It is true that the majority of
them worked diligently to bring about his
In addition to the man who did it all.
will be the man who knows just what ought
to be done. The President will not have
the heart to turn the gigantic wisdom of
these men over to Chairman Cortelyou.
He may divide with Mr. Cortelyou if he
feels that the national chairman ought to
There will be those, too, who will re
gard this as an opportune time to secure a
promise for an appointment, and they will
adroitly bring the question around to the
recognition which their friends deserve
whenever the President sees fit to take up
the matter. In fact, the time of the Presi
dent will be passed in listening to the poli
ticians. That is what he is coming here
for and he will not wince at the prospects.
Overhauling the White House.
Some of the usual summer overhauling
at the White House is In progress, but It
does not amount to a great deal. None of
it is necessary for the personal comfort of
the President or members of his family at
this time. Most of it Is lieing done in an
ticipation of the coming of winter. The
President will probably be here during the
three weeks of his stay without the mem
bers of his family. Mrs. Roosevelt will
stay with the children at Oyster Bay. and
the family will not get back to Washington
until after the middle of September.
The hotels are expecting a good many
visitors in town when the President gets
back here. Those persons wiio have faih'd
to get access to the President at Oyster
Ba> will come here. There are extremely
limited accommodations In the little Long
Islaad village for visitors. Squads and
organizations of men, even small parties
are out of the question because of the lack
of hotel and boarding house arrangements.
The President's home Is more than a mile
from the station, and hacks and other
vehicles are almost as scarce as food anl
lodging, wtoile the rates appal even the ac
counting officers of the government when
adjusting the accounts of the secret service
and other officials on duty in the little
President Roosevelt and Judge Parser
are both favored in the location of tliejr
homes, so far as the avoidance of politici.1
organizations is concerned. Oyster Bay.
however, is a big town compared with
Esopus. Judge Parker will l>e confronted
later with the problem of receiving political
bodies and not knowing how to handle th?m
with such limited accommodations.
THE FINANCES OF JAPAN.
Statement of Debts and Ability to
In a singularly attractive form a wealth
of information respecting the present con
dition of Japan is set out In the Fourth
Financial and Economical Annual of
Japan Issued by the Japanese department
of finance, Just received at the Japanese
legation here from Tokyo. The publication,
printed in Ennglish, and including a large
number of colored graphic charts, contains
a mass of statistical Information touching
Japanese resources that is without parallel
in corresponding publications in this or
any European country. One attractive fea
ture is the concise and easily comprehended
statement of the Japanese foreign debts
and a comparative statement of taxes, in
dicating the financial ability of the country
to respond to the severe demands of the
present war. One little table headed, "De
tails of receipts and expenditures in con
nection with the Russo-Japanese affair,"
places the expenditures on that account
at 576,000,000 yen, a yen being estimated at
about cents, American money. It
should be stated that this total includes
a reserve fund of 40,000,000 yen for emer
gencies. The volume also includes the last
Japanese budget as presented to the par
liament and a complete exposition of exist
ing Japanese system of taxation.
WRIT OF ERROR GRANTED.
Justice Brewer's Action in Senator
Justice Brewer of the United States Su
preme Court has granted a writ of error to
the United States district court for the east
ern district of Missouri In the case of
Senator Joseph R. Burton, convicted in
St. Louis of accepting a fee for services
before the Post Office Department while a
member of the United 8ta.tea Senate. The
case will be reviwed by the United States
Supreme Court probably in the falL
FIREMEN ON STRIKE
Go Out From fleurich'a
OTHERS REPLACE THEM
NO CESSATION IN OPERATION OF
Statements Made by the Strikers and
by Those Interested in
As the noonday bells were ringing for
12 o'clock today fifteen employes of the
Christian Heurich Brewing Companj walk
ed out of the l>ig building and enter'd upon
a strike. In conformity with orders from
President Healy of the International Fire
men's I'nlon and the local union, which
were announced by The Siar yesterday. The
ntnkeis comprised !lr? men, oiler.-1 and help
Fifteen new men. who had been enipleiy
ed by Mr. Heurlch's lgents, were on hand
lo take the place of those who went out.
and the tires In the furnaces of the e*ten
sivc- brewery are still burning: brightly this
afternoon and the great machinery In the
plant Is merrily whining and whizzing as
"The strike is on." said one of the dust
blackened and oil-begrimed firemen, as ha
entered the office, "and we are sorry, but
the orders of our union had to be obeyed."
No Unusual Excitement.
There was no unusual excitement attend
ing the walk-out of tlie strikers. The men
left the place singly and In pairs, and re
paired to the Abner A- Drury plant, whers
s sort of informal meeting was held. Offi
cers of the local Firemen's Union were
present to see that the strike was carried
out without clash or friction. The named
of the fifteen strikers and their occupation?
Firemen?M. Corkery, T. Cleveland, W
Smith and J. Bland.
Firemen's helpers? J. McDonald. \V. Don
aldson and H. Cleveland.
Oilers?W". Parnell, M. Wright and R.
Oilers' helpers?P. Phillips. I.. C. .Smith
and C. Schlag.
Reserve helpers ? M. Costello and A.
Officials of the Heurich company stated
while the men were going out that n large
number of applications of unemployed
workmen who would fill the places of th?
strikers had l>een received, and more were
coming in. The statement was also mado
that !*? per cent of the saloonkeepers of
Washington would support Mr. Heurich
and his contentions.
Violation of Agreement Claimed.
Mr. I>eon Tobrlner, attorney for the Heu
rich Brewing Company, was present when
the walk-out occurred. He stated that ths
firemen who hnd gone on n strike had vio
lated article 11 of an agreement which was
entered into between the Heurich company
and the Firemen's t'nion on July 1, 1008.
This agreement, a copy of which wu
shown to a Star reporter, recites:
"Whenever any dispute shall arise be
tween the parties to this contract, the
question or questions in dispute shall be
submitted to a board of arbitration, two
members of which shall be appointed by
the employer and two by the employes,
and the fifth by the four so appointed,
and botli parties shaii abide by the de
cision of tlie said board, whieh decision
must be rendered within six days. Pend
ing the settlement of any dispute by ar
bitration no strike or lock-out shall be
Mr. Heurich remains firm In his derision
to resist tlie strike and strikers, and at
a late hour this afternoon there were no
signs of yielding on the part of the strik
ers. It is said a meeting of the latter will
be held this evening under the auspices
of their union.
President Healey's Statement.
Mr. Timothy Healey, president of the
International Brotherhood of Stationary
Firemen, gave out the following official
statement today relative to the trouble
with the Chris. Heurich Brewing Com
pany. He said:
"Some days ago I received a letter from
Mr. C. I.. Sliamp. our international secre
tary-treasurer, stating that our local In
Washington had some disagreement with
the Chris. Heurich Brewing Company, and
inclosing a letter he had received from
Mr. Leon Tobriner, tin- attorney for the
company. In which that gentleman had
submitted a lengthy and detailed state
ment of the whole controversy from his
point of view.
"He stated that some kind of anagr?ment
had been entered into between the Brewers*
Association, better known ill the trade a*
the combine, the terms of whrPli they had
not been advised of or given an opportu
nity to ascertain, and that the beer war
was still being waged against it. The letter
also stated that the Heurich Company had
contracts signed with every labor organiza
tion in the District of Columbia for a term
of three years, except with the Firemen's
I'nion. which had expired.
"It seems as if Mr. Tobrlner desired to
create the impression in the minds of the
international officers that Ills company was
a persecuted corporation, and that against
its will an effort was being made to force
it into a combine which was organized to
the detriment of labor, the dealers and the
public, and I must admit that 1 was im
pressed with his statement, yet I could not
see how it was possible to enlist the sym
pathies and co-operation of the organized
labor of the District in the consumption of
such a scheme, so I decided to visit Wash
ington and make a personal Investigation
of the whole controversy.
"I'pein my arrival I decided to call In
the members of the Brewers' Assetciatlon.
Mr. Heurich and as many members of or
ganized labor who were acquainted with
this matter as I could reach. I requested
the Brewers' Association to meet me
at Typographical Temple on Thursday
afternoon of last week, and sent one of
our members in company with a delegate
to the Central Labor L'nion after Mr.
Mr. Heurich arrived, but when tiie other
brewers appeared Mr. Heurich stated he
would have to leave, whereupon I informed
him that his actions in the premises were
far from satisfactory and tended to injure
his case. He stated that he was n<if In
possession of the various letters and docu
ments having a bearing upon the contro
versy, as they were in the hands of Mr.
Tobriner, his attorney, but that he was
willing to have him meet me the following
day in the presence of the members of the
Brewers' Association at the St. James Ho
tel at 2 o'clock.
"About 3 o'clock r. Tobriner put in an
appearance In company with Mr. Myers of
the Heurich company, but absolutely re
fused to meet me and the representatives
of organized labor with the other brewers
present. I informed him that I desired to
meet then face to face with each other tn
order that both sides might present their
respective cases and place them In a posl
refute all charges not founded In
fiJT, and if he did not care to thus meet
us and place me in a position to arrive at
a just and equitatole decision In the premiss?