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THE REPUBLIC: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15. 1900.
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MINISTERS INSIST ON
TERMS FROM EMPEROR.
Prince Ching Is Hot Accepted by the Foreign
Representatives in Pekin as a
V Peace Enyoy.
Customs Receipts Being Pledged to the Utmost, China Wants
to Pay Indemnities in Land Russian Le
gation Departs To-Day.
BT EDWTN "WTLDMAN.
fPECIAI. BY CABLE.
Pekla. Sept 6, via Taku, Sept. 11. and
Shanghai. Sept- It. (Copyright. 1M0. by TV.
It. Hearst.) Princo Chins, accompanied by
two members of tbo Tsung LI Yamen and
suite, called on the foreign Ministers this
morning. The German representative re
fused to receive him on the ground that
the call was a personal ona.
Prince- Citing's visit was largely of an un
cfllclal nature. 119 made no overtures
toward peace. Negotiations are expected In
a few days, as Prince Chlng claims that
an Imperial edict has conferred on him the
same powers to treat that were possessed
by Prince Kung In 1SS0. Ho professed ror-
row at the condition of affairs and was de- 1
airous of expediting an amicable settlement.
The Ministers, however, were not cordlaL t
They look askance at Princo Ching's over-
turcs, and will Insist upon definite terms
rom the Emperor.
Prince Chlng was anxious as to the where
abouts and acts of LI Hung Chang.
Bir Robert Hart, who was closeted with
Prince Chlng yesterday, thinks China ex
pects the Powers will demand a land In
demnity, as the customs receipts are al
ready pledged to tho utmost. The Ministers
have no faith In China's power to pay. and
favor a land Indemnity, Some of them
even advocate partition.
The Generals have agreed that continued
military occupation and activity are essen
tial to convince the Chinese ofllcfals that
the Powers will countenance no half-way
Russia and Germany are Increasing their
military force. Russia sent to-day a regi
ment and a battery of artillery northward
toward Mongolia. The Russian Minister and
legation leave to-morrow for Tien-Tsin. It
is" rumored that the German Legation will
Marquis Zunjr said to-day that the Em
press and Emperor have gone north to
Xolgan, toward the Russian frontier, ac
companied by 100 imperial soldiers and ICO
servants. The air Is full of contradictory
rumors as to their whereabouts. Some as
sert that they are 5n the Forbidden City.
The General3 oppose wintering a large
military force here on account of the dif
ficulty of providing food and tho severity
of the climate.
Four hundred and fifty Americans are
sick of fever and dysentery. Scouting par
ties continually meet small binds of Im
perial troops in the vicinity of Pekin. but
encounter no resistance.
"WAITING OX LI 11CNG CHANG.
BY JOHN F. BASS.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Pckln, Saturday. Sept. 1. via Shanghai,
Friday, Sept. It (Copyright. 1500, by tho
New York Herald Company.) The Empress
Dowager and tho Emperor, with 8,000 troops
as a guard, are now staying with a Mongol
Princo in Mongolia, 1M miles northwest of
Pekin, near tho Kalian Pass, watching
No pursuit of them 13 intended by the
LI Hung Chang Is now coming from
Shanghai, and probably both will unito to
try to arrango peace, but they will need
protection from tho Powers against tho
anti-foreign party and the Boxers, thou
sands of whom, without uniforms, remain
in the city.
If Pekin Is to be held. Immediate steps
must be taken to meet the problem of a,
food supply for half a million population, or
elso there will be certain starvation next
Tho Russians are keenly pushing their in
terests. In Manchuria they report fighting
everywhere with Chinese troops, pointing
to a permanent occupation down to the
great wall at Shanghal-Kwan.
The Japanese are watchful for opportuni
ties. They have 10.000 mon here. They oc
cupy tho wholo north part of the city, the
largest and richest share of all.
They seized 2:000,000 taels of silver In tho
Board of Revenue.
The railway to Tlen-Tsin in charge of the
Russians Is now running nearly half way
and will be complete in another month.
With the railway working and plenty of
supplies et Tlen-Tsin tho occupation of Pe
JUP ikroush the .winter would bo ma do
IS THE ENGINEER OF OUR FATE. If sh: usei Uri
ne tic liable to be 5"ectr4 by the ailments to which the inimtls
w hose ft U token are subject. If the uses
we are "stomach happy." This
purely Tejetible product ii cleanly.
It is digestible, which lard i not.
Djspeptics can with impunity enjoy
food cooked in it without suffering
afterwards. It is odorless, does not
taint the atmosphere of rooms ad
joining the kitchen. It never be
comes rancid as does lard and other
fits, but remains sweet and clean un
til the last drop does its appealing
lc Pound for pound it 'oes
twice as far and does twice tot
work of lard or butter.
easy, and the lives of many thousand na
tive Christians would thus bo saved.
LOOTING GOES ON IN PEKIN.
Chaffee Investigating the Tung
Pekin. Sept. 3, via Taku, Sept. 7, and via
Shanghai, Sept. 13. Looting in Pekin con
tinues, both authorized and unauthorized.
Few houses are guarded, except those oc
cupied by foreigners, tho palaces and those
in tho sacred city. Almost every house is
destitute of furniture.
General Chaffee says bo could not have
believed that any city would ever be given
over so completely to looters, and ho earn
estly desires the co-operation of any nation
to prevent this.
On the other hand, tho missionaries com
plain because the sacred city has not been
looted. They urge that tho royal family
and other highly placed Chinese person
ages who were behind all the trouble should
bo made to suffer mora than those who
blindly followed them.
General Fukuschima. tho Japanese com
mander. Informed General Cha-fee that
brutal outrages were being committed In
Tung-Chow. Ho told tho American com
mander that ho had positive Information
that many women had thrown themselves
Into wells or committed suicide in other
ways after having been outraged, and that
there were several authentlo cases of
coolies who had been killed under peculiar
ly atrocious conditions.
He requested General Chaffee to Investi
gate and then to co-operate with him to
stop these barbarities as far as possible.
General Chaffee ordered Major Mulr to pro.,
ceed Immediately to Tung-Chow and to re
port. At a councU of Generals to-day the Rus
sian General Llnevltch said he had re
ceived Information that two forces of Box
ers, one numbering 10,009 and the other 4.000,
were marching from the south to endeavor
to cut the communications of the allies be
tween Pckln and Tlen-Tsin. It was finally
decided that the line was sufficiently guard
ed, as the allies would certainly receive def
inite tidings of the approach of tho Boxers
in time to mobilize at any given point. The
council merely issued orders for Increased
vigilance on the part of the outposts.
The telegraph lino has been closed against
press messages because of the enormous
Dispatch Purely Advisory and Its
Washington, Sept. 14. Minister Conger
has given to tho administration his views
as to the policy that should be pursued In
China, in a lengthy cable dispatch received
to-day by Acting Secretary of State Adee,
which was at once communicated to Attor
ney General Griggs, the senior member of
the Cabinet in Washington. Ho Immediate
ly consulted tho President by long-distance
The Attorney General would Fay nothing
about tho message further than that it
was advisory. It Is In answer to a dis
patch sent to Minister Conger moro than a
week ago, and n high official of tho admin
istration said to-night that it contained
nothing that would In any way change this
Government's policy in withdrawing Ameri
can troops from Pekin. IT was also said
that the message did not Indicate that the
French and Russian troops had already
No additional instructions have been sent
to General Chaffee, as the result of the
Conger message, though It was Intimated
that a messago might go to him to-morrow.
A message was received from General
Chaffeo to-day confirming the report from
Consul Goodnow that ten Americans had
been massacred at Pao-TIng-Fu.
Minister Wu Ting Fang called at tho
State Department this morning and com
municated a dispatch from LI Hung Chang
saying that he would leave to-day for Pekin
by way of Tlen-Tsin. The Minister sup
posed that he would go by a merchant
ship from Shanghai to Taku. Minister Wu
also Informed the State Department that
an imperial decree had been Issued direct
ing Yung Lu to Join Princo Chlng and LI
Hung Chang as a peace commissioner.
Yung Lu is one of the leaders of the anti
foreign faction In China and it Is doubt
ful whether his appointment will be ac
ceptable to all tho Powers. Ho Is under
stood to have been Implicated In the present
DEAL IN ASPHALT
CREATES NEW TRUST,
National Company to Control Prac
tically the Country's
GILS0N HAS BEEN ABSORBED.
St. Louis Concern Swells the Com
bine's Capital Stock to 22,
000,000 Plants in Mexico
New York, Sept. 14. Another big Indus
trial combination la to bo concluded at the
beginning of next year. The National
Asphalt Company, Incorporated in New Jer
sey last May, w hlch was first believed to be
a new competitor. Is to absorb the Asphalt
Company of America, which now controls
93 per cent of the production of a'phalt for
the United States market and various other
The Nntlonal will have C2.000.0CO capital
stock, divided Into 200.000 shares, of 6 per
cent cumulative preferred stock of the par
value of $30 each, and 210,000 shares of com
mon stock of the samo par value.
Facts In relation to the proposed combina
tion are set forth In a circular issued to
the stockholders of tho Asphalt Company of
America, formed In 1S99. The National will
have W.OOO.OOO of E per cent fifty-year col
lateral gold certificates, besides Its stock.
In addition to the absorption of the As
phalt Company of America, which has J30.
OuO.000 of stock, of which tO.000,000 is paid In,
it contemplates the acquisition of the capi
tal stock of the Pennsylvania Asphalt Pa--ing
Company, which amounts to $230,000: $!,
400,000 of the $2,375,000 common stock of tho
Gllson Asphaltura Company of New Jersey;
the $100,000 capital stock of the New Mexi
can Asphalt Company, which owns leasc3
of properties near Tuxpan, Mexico; the $300.
000 capital stock of the Manhattan Trap
Rock Company, which owns quarry lands
at Upper Nyack. N. Y., and titles to three
asphalt deposits on the east shoro of tho
Lake of Maracalbo, Venezuela.
The Gilson Aspbaltum Company has $275,
000 of preferred stock and $273,000 of 3 per
cent bonds outstanding. It controls the
Gllson Asphaltum Company of St. Louis
and tho Gllsonlte Roofing and Paving Com
pany of St. Louis, which does a big paving
The National Company expects to uso
its $5.n0.000 of gold certificates. $4,200,000 of
its preferred stock, and $6,009,000 of Its com
mon stock to pay for the Asphalt Company
of America. It will use $I.1J0.VJ0 of preferred
stock and $3,100,000 of common stock to pay
for the other properties, and keep $2,230,000
of preferred stock, and SwO.OOO of common
stock in its treasury.
Amzl L. Barber of tho Barber Asphalt
Interests Is the president of tho new trust,
and General Avery D. Andrews is to be Its
general counsel. The plan Is conditional
upon the deposit of a majority of the stock
of tho asphalt combination of America with
tho Equitable Trust Company of Philadel
phia before October 15, and will be"!toper
ative on New Year's Day.
TABLE AND KITCHEN.
Practical Snggcstlons About "What to
Eat and How to Prepare Food.
This matter will be found to bo entirely
different from and superior to the usual
run of food articles. In that every Item is
a nugget of culinary wisdom and eminently
Conducted by Llda Ames Willis, 719
Chamber of Commerce Building. Chicago,
to whom all inquiries should bo addressed.
BREAD A.MJ BREAD MAKING.
The !)( Apoloary for a Hnmblr Meal
In Uonil, Ilome-Made llrend.
No subject in the history of foods has
been of such vital Importance or aroused
such diversity of opinion aa bread mak
ing. Considering the antiquity of its use
and tho fact that It is consumed dally in
more or less quantity in every household,
it sterns almost lncredlblo that there should
be a modicum of truth in the boldly mado
assertion that the modern method of mak
ing bread is harmful. That, in a great
measure, it Is responsible for many cases
of dyspepsia and Indigestion. Bread making
in this country is sadly neglected among
the housekeepers. Every woman who can
turn out with unfailing success, bread that
Is in reality the "staff of life" should re
ceive a medal of honor.
Granted that much of the success in
bread making depends on the grade of
flour used, failure is not always due to In
ferior flour. There is a too-ready inclina
tion, when anything goes wrong with tho
bread, to blame th flnnr. whpn !n n ma
jority of cases the fault may be traced to
the bread maker. The best flours are the
cheapest, especially for the poor, who must
of necessity consume more bread than the
wealthier class, who can Indulge frequently
In meats and a great variety of foods. Tho
better tho quality of flour the greater the
amount of nutriment obtained. Wheat gives
us all the life-sustaining principles round In
meat. It Is, however, somewhat deficient In
fat, but we replace this loss by using good,
sweet butter on our bread, which adds to
its palatableness and digestibility as well as
Different Kinds of Floor.
Much discussion and difference of opin
ion as to the relative merits of fine whlto
Hour, graham or entire wheat may tend
to confuse rather than enlighten tho aver
age housekeeper. What Is of the greatest
Interest to her la how to get the best return
for money and labor expended. The great
demand for a fine wheat flour has revolu
tionized the milling process, and the mill
ers have gono to enormous expenso to meet
this demand. Some have done so. perhaps,
to tho detriment of the quality of the goods,
but there are others who have succeeded
In producing on article that meets the
modern iden of what a white flour should
be and at the same tlmo have not material
ly sacrificed a large percentage of the val
uable constituents of ths grain.
How to Choose a Wblte Flonr.
As a rule, there are two kinds of flour
required for household use bread and
pastry. This Is nnccssary when one Is not
able to obtain a flour that la well adapted
for both. A good flour has a rich, creamy,
yellow tinge, is soft to the touch, and yet
when a portion Is taken up In the hand and
pressed firmly, the hand then opened, tha
flour will fall apart and will not vack easily.
When rubbed between the fingers It Is rath
er granulated. When kneaded into a dough
It should become smooth and elastic and
retain Its round, puffy form.
Good flours take up considerable amount
of moisture. The very white flours or thoso
of a blue-white tinge are poor, and will not
make, good bread. A flour may bo rich In
gluten, but If not mado from the best qual
ity of grain it will not give satisfaction.
A strong flour Is one that contains an ex
cess of gluten to the amount of. starch.
This will absorb more liquid and will make
more bread to a given quantity, and 13.
therefore, better for the purpose of bread
making only than a flour In which the
amount of gluten and starch are more even
ly proportioned. Tha common, straight
brand of flour used by many housekeep
ers Is not suitable for pastry.
Two Kinds of Bread Flonr.
In a family where tastes, occupations and
physical conditions differ. It is advisable -to
provide two kinds of bread, the white and
entire wheat, s in this manner you can
best meet all demands and natural require
ments. It Is a homely saying, based on
common sense, that, what is one man's
meat is another man's poison. As a rule,
the hearty meat cater prefes tho whlto
bread, while the person with a preference
for vegetable diet will choose the entire
The first process Is to mix the flour with
water or milk to soften the gluten and ce
ment the particles of flour. The liquid used
must bo warm, as cold water will not dis
solve gluten or starch. The next step is to
introduce the leavening principle, to expand
the dough, making It light, porous and di
gestible. This Is usually accomplished by
yeast fermentation. The yeast attacks tha
starch in the flour, changes It to sugar, and,
In turn, changes the sugar Into alcohol and
carbon dioxide gas. This gas. in Its effort
to escape, will expand the strong, elastic
walls of the gluten cells that confine It and
change the solid mass of dough into the
light, spongy loaf. Sugar Is added to the
"sponge" to hasten the process of fermen
(.ii.n tint n. vprv small auantltv is al-
1 lowabie. or the flavor of the bread will bo
spoiled. Salt Is added, not so much to add
to tha palatablene.-is of tho bread as to
control fermentation and prevent Its sour
ing. For this reason too much salt will re
turd the leavcnliu process and make tho
bread slow in rising.
Shortening Is uxil to make a more ten
der crumb and crust, and In tho hmallest
posslblo quantity to accomplish this. When
watir nluno Is the liquid used, a l.irger
proportion of shortening Is added. In flours
rich in starch as well as gluten the action
of the ferment is much quicker th,in when
there is a small percentage of starch. For
this reason bread made fiom entire wheat
tlour nqulrea a longer tlmo for the le cu
ing process to bo perfectly carried out.
The Knenillnw 1'rocrnN.
After the mixing, bo.itlng and rising of
the "spongo" comt3 the kueaillnc. This
must bo thorough. In order to distribute
tho yeast through the dough, making a firm,
even grain in the loaf.
This process Is of tho greatest importance
to render the bread perfectly digestible.
If the yeast plant Is not killed In the baking
of the broad It will, when iutroluced in the
stomach ulih other starchy foods, contlnuu
the process of fermentation, with harmful
results. Thus we see why white flours iiro
frequently and unjustly condt'mnrd through
Ignorance on the part o! the baktr. The
heat of the oven must break up tlic htarch
cclLi, render the gluten tender, convert the
water Into steam, the alcohol Into vapor
and destroy tho yeast germs, lu order to
do thN the temperaiure at which yeast
plant is destroyed (212 degrees Fahrenheit)
must reach thu center of the loaf. This Is
not po.xs.IMe when the loavts are too largo
or more than one baked in a pan and In too
hot an oven. From 20 degrees Fahrenheit
to 2S0 degrees Fahrenheit Is required for
Toasted Wheat Biscuit. Cream,
Broiled Sweetbreads. Creamed Peas,
Hot Boned Chicken, Chestnut Sauce,
Sweet Potatoes a la Caramel,
Lettuce and Celery Salad.
Coffee. Ice Cream,
Nut and Orange Salad,
Cereal, Sugar and Cream,
Broiled Smoked Salmon.
Fricassee of Tomato,
Corn Gems. Coffee,
Egg Plant Pilan. PHrfd Tomatoes,
Brown Bread and Butter,
Egg Cutlets, Cheese Sauce,
Stuffed Peppers, Baked Sweet Potatoes,
Old-Fashlonrd Rice Pudding,
Farina. Stewed Figs.
Slice of Cold Boned Chicken,
Cott.iso Cheese, Stewed Figs,
Thin Bread nnd Butter. Tea,
Braied Beef. Baked Potatoes,
Brown Turnips, Spinach,
1 ttuce Salad,
Pineapple Pudding. Vanilla Sauco,
Cereal, Sugar nnd Cream,
Trizzled Eeef. Scrambled Eggs,
Broiled Meat Cakes.
Braised Ducklings, Mashed Potatoes.
Baked Sweet Potatoes. Creamed Turnips,
Lettuce Salad. Apricot Pudding,
OLD-FASHIONED RICE rUDDING
Put two quarts of milk In a deep pudding
basin: add two tablenpoonfuN of rice, well
washed, half a cupful of sugar, half a cup
ful of largo raisins and a grating of nutmeg.
Stir until sugar is dissolved and then set
in the oven and cook slowly for hour and
a half or two hours, until tha rlco Is tender
and milk is thick. When the first crust is
slightly browned stir It down into tho pud
ding and continue stirring down each crust
as It forms until the pudding begins to
thicken; then allow the crust to form and
brown. The pudding must not havo too
much rice or cook too long. Tho milk must
be like a creamy sauce and rlco Just tender.
RICE GRIDDLE CAKES Press two cup
fuls of cold boiled rlco through a sieve;
add to it two eggs well beaten, two table
spoonfuls melted butter nnd two cupfuls of
milk. Sift two lovel teaspoonfuls of baking
powder with two cupfuls of Hour and half
a tcaspoonful salt. Add to tho other mix
ture and beat thoroughly. Bako on a hot
PINEAPPLE PUDDING-MoiRtcn quar
ter or a. cupful of cornstarch In a little
cold milk; add this with quarter of a cup
ful of sugar to a pint of hot milk and cook
for twenty minutes. Remove from the Oro
and add tho whites of three eggs beaten to
a stiff froth. When stiff enough to mold,
fold in a half of a shredded pineapple. Turn
Into a mold and servo cold with vanilla
sauce. A pinch of salt should be added to
the milk while cooking.
TRIPE A LA CREOLE-Cut honeycomb
trlpo In strips two inches long and half an
men wiuc. j-ui inrce cupruis or this In an
i agate pan and set in the oven to draw out
I the water. Cook a tablesDoonful of finely
chopped onion, a quarter of a green pep
. per, finely minced in two tablespoonfuls of
. butter until brown. Then add a table
spoonful of flour, half a cupful of good
stock and a. medlum-klzed ripe tomato,
seeded nnd chopped fine; then the tripo. and
cuui. a icw minutes, season with salt and
WARRING ON THE CATHOLICS.
Chinese Burn House of Christiana
Berlin. Sept. 14. Tho Cologno Volks Zel-
tung, the leading Centrist organ, has re
ceived special advices from Han-Kow, say
ing that tho war of extermination against
Catholic missions in China is assuming
greater dimensions. Tho apostolic vlcarate
In South Chan-Si has been completely de
stroyed. Including all tho churches, tho
Christians hive been driven away and their
houses have been burned. In the provincial
capital. Tal-Yuan-Fu, which Is the seat of
the Bishop of North Chan-SI, the Catholic
orphange, with SCO orphans, had been
T. P. HOY RE-ELECTED.
Mexican Veterans' Association of
Moberly. Mo., Sept. H. Tho twenty-second
annual reunion of tho Mexican Veterans'
Association of Missouri adjourned to-day at
12 o'clock. Tho following officers for tbo
ensuing year were elected: President,
Colonel T. P. Hoy of Scd.illa: first vlco
president, W. It. Samuel, Huntsvllle; sec
ond vice president, W. Boone Major, Miami;
secretary and treasurer, Joseph Martin.
Mr. Thomas Harrison. 82 years old, of
Callaway, was tho oldest survivor present.
The next placo of meeting was left to tho
MEET IN ST. LOUIS NEXT YEAR.
German Methodist Conference at
Burlington Beaches a Decision.
Burlington, la., Sept. 11 The German
Methodist Conference of tho St. Louis Dis
trict, composed of adjacent portions of
Iowa, Missouri and Illinois, in session here
to-day, decided to hold the next conference
in St. Louis.
Chicago and Return,
Via Illinois Central R. K.. Saturday, Sept.
22nd. returning Monday. Sept. 21th. Ticket
office No. 21H North Broadway.
Family Reunion at Odin, III.
Odin, 111., Sept. 14. Mr. and Mrs. Silas W.
Barr. the oldest married couple In this
vicinity, held a family reunion at their old
home to-day, all four of their sons being
present John Barr of Chicago, James W.
Barr of Kingston, Tex.: Silas N. Barr of
Centralla and Noah E. Barr of Odin. Mr.
Barr owns the farm that he entered as
Government land sixty years ago. Mr.
1 Marr is 80 and hla wife 79 years of aa,
IS NOW FEARED.
Secret Session of Trainmen Wor
ries Anthracite Coal
RUSHING OUT EVERY TON.
Men Over the District Are Laying
Down Their Tools and Many
Collieries Are 2sow
Wilkesbarre. Pa., Sept, 14.-Coal opera
tors here are alarmed over a three days
secret conference of representatives of tho
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen of tha
Ihlgh Valley system and the reports of
their proceedings as hinted at by somo of
Trainmen decline to divulgo the matters
under consideration, but the operators be
lieve they will enter strenuous objection
to bituminous coal being used on trains
after the supply of hard coal has been ex
hausted. Delegates to the conference open
ly express their sympathy for the miners
and hint at giving aid during tho struggle.
Whether they intend to support the men b"y
contributions or resort to tho measures tho
operators fear they will neither deny nor
Operators are dubious and ono of them
frankly stated to-night that a general tie
up of the anthracite coal carrying roads
was not altogether Improbable, and the
situation was becoming rerplcxlng.
There are forty-five thousand mine work
ers in this Wyoming region, one-third the
total number in the anthracite coal field,
and every indication is that all will go out
More Stopped Work.
The temper of the men was gauged to
day when 700 In the Exeter colliery of the
Lehigh Valley Company, believed to be
poorly organized, stopped work and 230 at
the Sibley mine, not supposed to be or
ganized at all, did not report for work this
morning. Three thousand men became
members of tho union in this district last
night and as many more are expected to
take tho oath before to-morroy morning.
Samuel Gompers, president of tho Amer
ican Federation of Labor, will speak in
Ehamokln on Sunday. This Is Interpreted
by the strikers to mean that the American
Federation of Labor will assist them In
their struggle. All through the coal re
gions both sides are preparing for the
struggle, which. It is believed, will be the
most bitterly fought In tho history of the
A special from Scranton says:
"All facts warrant the statement that tho
strike is on nearly forty-eight hours in nd
vance of the tiraa set for it to begin. To
norrow morning will see the practical
closing of every mine and breaker In the
Lackawanna region, extending from Pitts
ton on the south to Forest City on the
nortlu These workings give employment to
nearly K.000 men and boys, more than one
third of tho entlro number or employes In
tha anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania,"
Kenr of Violence GroTrs.
Word comes from Hazlcton that every
available car on the Lehigh Valley and
Pennsylvania railroads Is being pressed in
to fervlco to take anthracite coal from this
district before the btrlko begins. Long
trains rush by at frequent intervals, all
bound for New York. Thero Is some doubt
whether a ton can bo taken from the mines
after Monday, and the railroads ar trying
to send away as much as possible before
Tho leaders of tho United Mine Workers)
aro leaving no etono unturned to prevent
the roads from hauling coal during the
strike, and express confidence that they will
On every side fear Is expressed that It will
be Impossible to avert violence. The miners
believe that they have a chance to win
now, where they have Invariably lost In the
past. Should some of the collieries remain
open, thero will surely bo trouble. Tho test
will coma on Monday. Mob violence would
be tha signal for calling out the National
Guard, as Sheriff Harvey does not wish
to bo placed in the position that his prede
cessor was through the shooting done by
a posse at Lattimer in iXJi.
Singularly enough, the National Guard Is
commanded at present by an officer of tha
Standard Oil Company, a fact which may
seriously complicate tha situation la caso
ST. LOUIS IN LITTLE DANGER.
Half Its Winter Supply of Hard
Coal on Hand.
In splto of tho labor troubles In the an
thracite coal regions, thero has been little
change In the local coal situation or In the
A rise of E0 cents has taken place in the
price of anthracite since the announcement
of the strike, but this Increase generally
takes place in ths fall of each year.
The coal situation depends entirely upon
the proportion of tho miners who quit
work. If 73 per cent go out. It Is the opin
ion of most of tha large coal dealers that
tha prices will have to be raised. Unless
the striko is settled quickly, there will be
further raises as the supply of cool on
hand becomes exhausted.
If, on the other band, only a small pro
portion of the men cease work. It is not re
garded as likely that there wlU bo much
of nn Increase. It will require the com
bined efforts of a majority of the men to
so tie up tho coal market that all sup
plies will be cut off. If this majority strikes
nnd their demands are granted as regards
Increased wages, thero will bo of necessity
an lncreaso in the price of coal hereafter.
Small Dealers Raise Price.
Some of the smaller dealers, it appsars,
havo taken advantage of the situation to
Increase the prices in a much larger pro
portion than conditions Justify. Their ac
tion has given rise to the belief that a fam
ine In anthracite was approaching. In conJ
sequence, there has been a rush to order
coal, which has brought about the present
Increase of CO cents per ton, the larger firms
having been obliged in many cases to em
ploy extra teams and labor.
Tho bard coal dealers In general take a
conservative view of tha situation, simply
stating that the law of supply and demand
will govern the price. Tho market. In fact,
hinges upon the number of miners who
strike and upon the success of their cause.
There will be an Increase, however, un
til the strike Is settled. These rises in
price will not be of sufficient size to make
the price of coal prohibitive, but will most
likely bo at the rate of about 54 cents per
week so long as the supply Is cut off. These
Increases will also be governed by th3
quantity of coal now on hand.
Half Enough for Winter.
St, Louis use3 between 20V.0CO and 22S.0CO
ton3 of hard coal each year.
It has been estimated that nearly one
half of tho total winter supply Is now In
tho city. If this estimate is correct, the
increase in prices need not bo great. A
prominent coal dealer stated yesterday that
he did not believe the strike would be of
long duration or would causa much incon
venience. "It will be at least eight weeks before
the cold weather is upon us." he said,
"and a strike which lasts eight weeks in
Pennsylvania Is unusual. Besides, this is
campaign year, jou know. It is my firm
bslief that. If this strike is protracted un
til November McKJnley will be defeated. Of
course, tho likelihood of this will causo tho
operators to make terms when nothing else
At th6 otneo of another large company it
was thojght that there would be further
Increases in the price of coal so long as
the strKe lasted. These Increases might
only amount to a few cents a week, depend
ing entirely upon tha local demand and up
on the ttm of strike affairs. Another deal
er stated that all the local coal dealers were
having a big rush of orders.
Tho prssent prlco of anthracite la now
about 17.15 per ton, having increased from
$6.75 with the recent demand. One dealer
stated that, irrespective of strike conditions.
j5L I iw """n
Lake Ci(y, Mich., should be read by every mother
in the United States:
Lake City, Mich., May 25,-19001
PEPSIN SYRUP COMPANY,
Dear Sirs: I have used Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin in my family-)
for several years and pronounce it the best mild laxative and alteratjtd
medicine that I have found after many trials.
GEO. S. STOUT.
All Druggists, Alnolesal and Retail.
JgjEVERYPAY IN THE AJPH
TniLXKTS TO CHICAGO.
Leave St. Louis. Arrive Chicago.
The Alton Limited........ 8:35 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
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Palace Express 9:00 p.m. 7:15 a.m.
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"THE ONLY WAY"
the delay Incidental to the present hitch
would cause a rise of 50 cents by Monday
and an additional 50 cents on the following
PROPERTY NEEDED TO VOTE.
Thousands of Porto Eicans Prac
Washington, Sept. It An official at Demo
cratic Congressional headquarters said to
day: "Tho Republican administration and Con
gress have autocratically and deliberately
disfranchised thousands of citizens of Porto
"In his annual report mado by Secretary
of War Itoot. in December, 1Xi9. he says
on page TJ of said report: 'I think the ba
sis of suffrage should be that all who
read and write, or who would hold property
. 11 .....m.1 ..mmm. YY1HV Vlltl"
up m u aiuaii oy:.ii4ci k.w .- .
ana no ouiers. .. v
"Following up this scheme 01 the Hepup-
ft . T n ilanv thft H"ni
neon oecrciary , o wj w -of
inanfcood suffrage to a large number
01 fOni) lUCiUIH. UlO Mluuuu ... ..""j,.-" -
at Its session last winter pUced the fol
lowing provision In the law for the govern
ment of this Island: 'At such (all) election
all citizens of Porto Rlco ahull be allowed
to vote who have been bona-fide residents
qualifications of voters under tho laws ana
military orders In force March 1. 1K. tSee
"In order to ascertain what the laws and
military orders In force March 1. 1S00. are.
we have only to look at paragraph S. page
3. of general orders No. lw. Issued by uen
eral Davis, military commander of Porto
Rlco, October 12. li. which says: 'an elect
or to vote at such elections, shall possess
the following qualifications: He must be a
bona fide male resident of tho municipality:
he must be over 21 years of age on data of
election: ho must bo a taxpayer In the mu
nicipality In which he otes at the data or
this order, or he must be able to read and
W"WhlIe a number of States, such as Mas
sachusetts. North Carolina, Connecticut and
Louisiana, have prescribed educational
qualifications for voters, this Republican
measure enacted for l'orto Rlco Is the first
attempt In the history of our Republic to
prescribe a property qualification, since
Thomas Jefferson, tho great champion ot
human rights, succecdod in giving to every
man, rich and poor alike, the right to exer
cise his elective franchise as a free Ameri
can citizen. t.
"Think how many thousands of Porto
Ricans. under Spanish orrres!on. have nev
er had an opportunity either to learn to
read or write or to acquire property! Thes
are not. under Republican rule, permitted
to vote: yet under the Spanish rule they
were never denied this right.
"What. then, must be tho natural con
clusion? The trusts, through whose Influ
ence free traie was denied by Congress to
the Porto Ricans, havo also dictated a prop
erty qualification for the voters of that un
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A few words that win bd
appreciated by fond
parents who gnardi
the welfare and health
of their children.
The following letter
from the editor of thai
"Plain Dealer" oj
Editor of ths "Plaia XtotktM
TO BUILD A NEW COURTHOUSE,
McLean County, Illinois, WHl Issue
100,000 Worth: of Bonds.
Bloomlngton. 111., Sept. 14. The Board of
Supervisors of this (McLean) county to-day
voted to Issuo $400,000 of county bonds to
pay for building the Courthouse contracted
The bonds aro to run five years at 4 per
cent. The action of tha Supervisors Is to
bo voted upon for ratification in November.
The county Is entirely freo from debt'at
Ground was purchased to-day on which to
erect a plant to supply heat lor the pro
posed rew Courthouse and other county
buildings in Bloomlngton. The lot purchased
i on Madison street, one block west of tha
Courthouse. The old Courthouse was healadj
by a iteara plant inside the bunding:
WESTERN ILLINOIS N0RIML. J
Appropriation of ?7a,000 Will Not
Build tlie New School.
Galesburg, 111., Sept. 11 The trustees for
the new Western Illinois Normal School, ta
be located at Macomb, met here to-day and
adopted plans for a building, presented byj
Architect Bruce Watson or Chicago.
The plarj will exceed in cost tho appro
priation of $75,003. and an addRonal appro. 1
priation will be asked of the next IjegUla. I
ture, Ths bond of the new treasurer. C. V.
Chandler, of Macomb, for $50,000 was sir
proved. The proposed building is to be 313
feet long and will accommodate E12 students,
BONDS WILL BE PAID.
Injnnction Proceedings Against
City of Chattanooga Withdrawn.
Chattanooga. Tenn.. Sept. 14. The suit
to enjoin the city of Chattanooga from pay j
Ing J100.000 of Cincinnati Southern Railroad
bonds, voted to assist In the building of'
that road twenty years ago, was tc-daj
withdrawn, and the Sinking Fund Commta.
sloner of Chattanooga rent a. draft for COO.'..
000 to New York, with which to take rip th
outstanding bocd-s. The bonds aro held at
New York and Cincinnati. 1
Dcroooratlo Club Formed. '
Frederlcktown. Mo., Sept. M. B. 15. 3k,
thony addressed tho Democrats of Frecer
lcktown to-night and a Bryan and Docker
club of about fifty members was organized,
Ii. D. Anthony was. elected jwesiaont, Rob.,
ert Arnett vico president. George Stewart
secretary and Judge. Matthews treasures. .
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