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TAKES NGV 4CTI0N
to Vote Was Taken at the Meeting
Held at Wilkes-Barre
OBJECTIONS MADE BY
ENGINEERS AND OTHERS
The Question of Providing for Them
n Stumbling Block in the Way of
Immediate Resumption of Work.
President Mitchell Makes Three
Addresses in Which He Urges the
Miners to Accept the Proposition
of the President find Trust to the
Arbitration Commission Plain
Talk to the Delegates.
Ily 1Irlii'Ivp Wire firm Thr A.ori.ncd l'it.
Wllkes-Hnrre, Oi't. "0. The anxiously
awaited convention nf the lin.onri
Ftrlking miners mot today, but did not
leach a vote on the proposed plan of
settlement. It Is expected to do so to
morrow. There were Ml delegates present lit
the Nesbitt theater where the conven
lion was lipid, ami they were empow
ered by tlirir lo.-ii I unions to curd St"
voles for or against President Roosc-
pit's proposed plan of avliltratlon. The
great majority of the delegates were
lininstructcd, the few who wore not be
ing engiueeis. firemen and puiiipnion,
who foar thiit Hip S.Min strikers of thoso
i lasss may not gel hack tlu'ir old
I places, now lipid by non-union men.
This question of the engineers, firemen
land pmiipuiPll proved Hip only stunt
ing blot k In the way ol almost iiitmc-
'; adoption nf the president!! plan,
Kelt carries with ft declaring the
like off, and it general resumption of
irk through the 17S-mile strip of the
kid onil mining region.
Al one time t lay it seemed p-. In
Tint the eonvention was about to adopt
the recommendation of President
"Mitchell to end the strike, but Hie
steam men's plea was too earnest and
Hip tlnal votp went over until tomor
row, wIipii, it is next to eertaiu, Un
vote to declare the strike off will show
n big majority for it. The leaders of
the strikers, except Mr. Mitchell, were
hardly heard at all in the convention
today, the anxious engineers being al
lowed to give full expression of their
fpplings. Hut tomorrow, it is predicted,
i the leaders will be heard, and one of
'them, a high district ntllcer, said today
that there would not be more than fif
teen votes recorded ngaiusl thn plan
which the president of the Tnited
Ftates has proposed to them, and all
the highest olilclals of the mine work
rrs In tills region earnestly have rec
ommended. There were two sessions, forenoon
find afternoon, today, and the net re
sult ns regards the progress of the
convention towards its great object
wis n permanent organization with
Mr Mitchell In the chair, his speech
laying the president's plan before the
delegates, his eloquent Impromptu
speech advocating its adoption, and the
appointment of a committee on resolu
tions. This committee, as Mr. Mitchell
said to the delegates, would prepare a
formal .statement to the public telling
fully and carefully why the convention
decided to continue the strike, if It
should so decide; and why the strike,
wns declared off, If that was the out
come of their deliberations.
The Question at Adjournment.
The question before the convention
when It adjourned for the day was on
the adoption of the resolution embodied
in President Mitchell's opening speech
to call off the strike and have all ques
tions to the president's commission.
The surprise of the convention today
was the decision tu admit newspaper
men to all the sessions, open or execu
tive, when even union miners, eagerly
waiting by the hundreds out in the
street, could not gut Into the theatre.
Twice the newspaper men won a vic
tory by big majorities. First, when
after a petition from them asking to be
allowed to remain had been received, a
mutton to grant the request was car
ried; and Inter, whet, a motion was
made to reconsider the tlrst vote to ad
mit. The pleas which won were that
the reporters represented the people,
that public opinion had helped the
strikers and that the best way to get
an accurate report of this convention
of Immediate, iiml vast national import
was to let the press representatives
stay there on thu spot. I'lven the sng
Kestlott of a press committee of dele
gates to give the news to the corre
spondents was turned down by the con
vention District President T. 1). Nlcholls. of
Korantoii, called the convention Into
Ksssion at 10,20 o'clock, twenty minutes
after the tltno set or Its beginning, tin
necount of pressure of business at
strike headquarters, President Mitchell
vas unable to be present until the af
ternoon session. The call for the con
ventlon was read and the three district
Hecretarles John T, Dempsey, of riernn
ton; John P. Gallagher, ot Hauletou,
and George Ilartleln, of shuniokin
were appointed a committee on creden
tials. Owing to the late arrival of some,
of the delegates, the reports were not
quite complete and It was decided to
proceed no further until the reports
were corrected and passed upon finally
by thu convention. All this consumed
nbout forty-live minutes. Tno work of
this committee was done lit an hour.
The routine proceedings were, followed
liy Dinging, the suggestion huvhig been
made that the uventlon be enter
tained for a lime Vmne 'f ""-' "sweet
Welsh singers" o V organization. A
delegate from ti Wyoming valley
caused a storm by singing a song,
"Give Three Cheers for Mitchell for the
Strike That We Have Won." Songs
and short speeches by other delegated
followed, and the striking mine work
ers for the time being- seemed to have
forgotten their troubles, At 11.45 ud
journiiuiit was taken until 2 o'clock In
The afternoon session began at 2.10
o'clock, with the accredited delegates
and a small army ot newspaper men
present. The final reports of the three
district secretaries comprising the cre
dentials committees was called for, and
they showed a total of fi(!2 delegates
present, authorized to cast 867 voles.
The proceedings for a while moved
rapidly. Without any speechmaklng
Mr. .Mitchell was elected permanent
chairman, and National Secretary W.
H. Wilson was selected as the per
manent secretary. Just as the cheer
ing for the election of the two officials
was ended. President Mitchell, at 2.30
o'clock, walked upon the stage. The.
instant tiie delegates saw him they rose
en masse and cheered their leader for
several minutes. When the enthusi
asm had subsided an outburst of an
other' character, practically, was pre
cipitated by the newspaper corres
pondents. A motion was made to go
into executive session, but before a
vote could be taken upon it. a petition
signed by all the correspondents as
signed to the convention, requesting
that they be permitted to remain in
order lo make an accurate report of the
proceedings was submitted. The peti
tion pointed out the fact that the en
tire country was interested in the pro
ceedings. After somp debate for and
against the petition, they were allowed
to remain, but no sooiipi- had the con
vention started to proceed to the regu
lar business, than a delegate rose and
objected to the presence of newspaper
reporters, if the strikers, not delegates,
and who were standing In great num
bers on tiie street in front of the hall
could not be admitted. A desultory
dcb"'e followed, and suddenly a rush
was heard in tlin upper gallery. .Some
l one had burst open the door from the
J outside and the theater was soon tilled
I with almost as many union men who
were not delegates as there were dele
I gates. Confusion reigned for a time,
and President Mitchell, after he hail
restored quiet, came to the les-eue and
suggested that the public be permitted
to remain until the convention reached
such business that would warrant thn
strikers in closing the doors. This
was adopted and the strike leader be
gan reading his carefully prepared
President Mitchell's Address.
Ciputlomi it: In opening this convention
fur the transaction of business. 1 take
pleasure In extending warm greeting and
welcome to the accredited representatives
of the l.TMKM men and boys whose heroic
struggle for living wages and American
conditions of employment huu won the
admiration of the whole civilized world.
Language is Inadequate to express the.
sense of pride I feel hi you and those you
represent, Your noble defense of the
principles of unionism endears you to
every man and every woman In our land
who works for a livelihood. When tho
history of the struggles of tho totlcra
shall bo written Ita pages will record no
event more Important, no principle more
ably defended, no battle ever mow
bravely fought than tho contest which I
earnestly hope now Is to be happily end
ed. It Is not my purpose to leview the
progress of the strike or oven the eiiiim
crato the important events which h.ivo
now passed Into history. Imprinted In
delibly upon the hearts of our people are
the memories of thu sufferings and haul,
ships which have been and are beincr en
dured, For five long months the eyes of
thu nation have been centered upon your
actions and it is u pleasure to say that
the great heart of tho American people
throbbed In sympathy witli you, It is, of
course, a source of deep regret that the
millions of underpaid workmen In our
Bleat cities should tie the must acute suf
ferers by reason of this contest between
ourselves and our employers. Hut strange
as It may appear, hundred upon liuudivds
of those who sul'foieil most from lack of
fuel sent words of commendation and en
couragement to us ami in many instances
declared that they would endure any prl
atlou In older that the inhieis and their
tumllles might secure a nufuclv.nl wage
to eniihli tin m to enjoy a little happiness
and sunshine Instead of the gloom and
silliness which has been their lot for many
The debt of gratitude we owe our fel
low workers in tills and other lands, the
debt of gratitude we owe a generous
public and u friendly press who have sup
ported and sustained us during Ibis mem
orable stilko can m-vir be adequately re
paid. Entertains No Peelings of Mollce.
For our opponents we i lueriulu no feel
lug of niallce. While they have maligned
our characters, impugned our motives uud
sought the victory by methods which vu
should scorn to use yet on this day wh in
we have secured tin avenue of redress, on
this day when the realization of our hopes
iiml ambitious seems near, when the plus
peet of a brighter and happier future
seems assured, wo should hold out to
them the hand of fiicudshlp and ask them
to join us In providing for sin h business
lolutfoii as shall for till time establish
peace and tranquility in the coal fields.
Thu day is past when great organlza
tloiis of capital can maintain tin, false
position that their employes shall bo des
tiled the right to organize Into compact
bodies and speak through the organiza
tion of which they tiro members. Vo
lecognlze the right of capital to con.
solldutc, to federate and to apeak and act
thiough its organization, but In according
these rights and privileges to capital we
demand and shall assert tho same priv
ileges for those who toll, Uetwccn tho
combination of capital on tho ouo hand
and thu organization of labor on tho other
there should be and need be no Inecoti.
citable conllici; each is u factor in the
IContluued on Pago V.)
Ho Is Receiving but Few Callers
Outside of Cabinet Officials.
Ily r.tctmhp Will1 from The ,Wci.ltid l'rc3,
Washington, Oct. 20. While Presi
dent Roosevelt In progressing satisfac
torily to complete recovery lie Is re
ceiving few callers except Ills cabinet
ofllfors and those having Important of
ficial business to transact.
Among his callers today were Secre
taries Hoot mid Hitchcock and Attor
ney General Knox. Kach nnw tho
president for a few minutes. Tonight
tho president took dinner with Secre
it Is likely that on nceour.' ot the
limited space In the temporary white
house, formal meetings of the cabinet
will not be resumed until the president
shall have returned to, the remodeled
white house. That will not ho, prob
ably, before the middle of November.
The .in panose minister, M. Takahlra.
called at the white house today and
presented to President Itoosevelt the
Count and Countess Inoliyc, who are
en route to Japan. Count Inouyn Is
the Japanese minister to Gormany.
The Party Is Greeted with
B.r Kxtlufiif Wire bom Thi.' Assorlalrtl Prest.
Now Castle, Pa., Oct. 20. Hon. S. W.
Pcnnypackcr and party gieelcd nil
audience of nbout thrcj hundred peo
ple ut the opera house here this after
noon. Mr. Peimypneker and N. A.
P'lood. of Meadvllle, made able ad
dresses, in which tin- present situation
of prosperity was compared with the
condition of the country under Demo
cratic rule a few years ago. The prin
cipal interest was centered in the chal
lenge issued by William M. Ilrown, of
New Castle, candidate for lleutenant
govfrnor. A part of the challenge fol
"George W. Guthrie has ehargrd in",
as chairman of the legislative appor
tionment committee, with failing to re
dlstriPl the slate. 1 will give Guthrie
or any charitable institution which
shall be named. ?l,0im. if In the next
two we. Its he will publish an appor
tionment bill that could be passer! in
accordance with our picsent constitu
tion, th question to be decided by
three lawyers, one of which I ahull
name, one to he chosen by him and the
third to be chosen by the other two. If
GiJthrio fails to produce the bill within
the ntrxt two weeks, his charges are
At Meadvllle, Pa., the party, rein
forced 3iy Congressman John Ualzell,
tonight faced a great audience which
packed the stage and auditorium or the
Judge Penny-packer made one of his
characteristic addresses, showing how
the Democratic party devoted its time
to fault finding over the trifling mat
ters, while the republican party was
going right ahead continuing the ra
of prosperity which had followed the
adoption anil administration of wise
THE MOIINEUX TRIAL.
Two Witnesses Are Exnmined Befove
Bj- Kxchuhc Wlrp bum The Affociatfil IVm.
New York, Oct. 20. The jury for the
trial of Itoland H. -Molineux, charged
with the murder of .Mrs. Kutherlne J.
Adams, was completed today. Assist
ant District Attorney Osborne this af
ternoon made his opening address for
the state, after which the taking of evi
Two witnesses were examined. Dr.
Kdward P. Hitchcock, the first physi
cian to see Mrs. Adams after she was
taken 111, and Harry P. Cornish, who
told of the receipt of the poisoned pack
age at the club house on December 21,
ISS'.i. Court then adjourned until to
morrow. RAILROAD BRIDGE BURNED.
The Structure Ignited by Three Un
Hy liU'ludli' Wire livin The .Unoc.il ted Pipm.
Shamokln, Pa,, Oct, 20. I'nknowii
persons set fire to tho big Natalie col
liery railroad bridge, near Green itldge,
this morning. A Northern Central
freight train appeared us the structure
burst Into flames.
A number of strikers who were on tho
train Jumped off and aided the inhab
itants of Hickory Itldge In saving tho
bridge from complete destruction, When
the bridge was set on fire three nn-n
wutii seen to run ft oin it towards this
THE COAL OUTPUT.
Mine Inspector Brennan Makes Esti
mate as to Amount to Be Mined.
Dy Kuludiii Mir.: (rum Tl.r luiiuti-d I'ic.-k.
Bhumoklu, Pa., Oct. 2o.--Mine Inspector
Kdward Jli'ciuuin, of the Seventh Mate
district, raid today ihat if the strike ends
this week the output of coal tlu remain
der of the mouth will be lu per cent, and
for the next live months ",", per cent., alter
which the normal output II be made.
Out of 2rt,firt employes In the illsttlct alt
but 2.i) will be given employment at
Yard Master Killed.
Ily llxrlihiw lie Horn Tbe .Usocijti-J l'rst.
llarrlsburg, Oct. 20. Samuel Uueh, yard
master at l.ykens, and Fireman Wan en
Tlesert, of Harrlsburg, were killed in an
accident on the l.ykeiu Valley branch of
the Pennsylvania railroad at His I,hk to
day. They were on a dirt Iruln going
from Wllllamstown to i.ykens. Thu en
glneer lost control or the enslno mi a
heavy grade and It Jumped the track.
Kueh and Tlggeit weio thrown under the
train, which was badly wrecked, and in
stiintly killed. The engineer escaped by
Uy l'uimUe Wlra bum Vhc .Wocutdl 1'u'os.
Washington, Oct, 20. 113 pensions Jinv'i
been granted John J. Hess, of New Col
umbus and Frank A. II. Koons, of Hunt
AT THE STAKE
Gliarles Yowio, Gliaroetl with an
Atrocious Grime Becomes VIg-
tim of a Mob.
TO PROTECT KIM
The Mob Batters in the Door of tho
Jnil with Sledge Hammers and
Removes the Prisoner to a Point
About Half n. Mile from, the Town.
The Crowd Deaf to His Pleadings
By ExeliKbe Wire from Tl.o Asvu'lalcil PrM. ,
Forest City, Ark., Oct. 20. Charles
Young, the negro charged with assault
iiiff and afterwards murdering Mrs. Kd.
lewls, (white), was burned here to
night by a mob of Infuriated citizens
of this county. Sheriff W. K. Wil
liams, of this county, used every effort
against this measure, iifcd had tele
phoned Judge Hutler, of this district,
who promised to conic tomorrow and
give the negro an Immediate trial, in
View of which the lenders of the mob,
it Is said, had given the sheriff posi
tive pledges that, they would await tho
trial and take no violent measures.
Kilter, however, more violent counsel
prevailed, and about S.:!0 tonight tin:
mob marched to the county jail. After
having been refused the keys by De
puty Sheriff Murphy, the mob took the
keys from Murphy, and, breaking in
the j.ill door with siledge hummers,
look I lie prisoner from his cell. Tho
mob took the negro In a point about
half a mile east of town, bound hint,
plied wood around him and set lire to
it. The negro begged plteously for his
life, but the mob turned deaf ears to
his plPiidiugs. In n short time, the
tlames reached him and he expired in
the presence of the several hundred
men composing the mob.
After Young hud been put to death,
the mob started In quest of another
negro, alleged to have la en Implicated
In the killing of Mrs. J,nvls. At mid
night he had not been found.
Ex-Governor Addre53es a Gathering
at Tunkhannoclt, Towanda
fly Km lu-.iip Wire from llic .UsocLilcd Pro's.
Tunkhnnnnck, Oct. 20. Kx-Governor
Paulson addressed a large gathering at
the court house here this afternoon, the
brief time allowed here preventing his
associates from talking. The ex-governor's
address was an enunciation ot
the principles of government, contrast
ing It with other forms of government
and declaring the American voter had
more power than King Kdward. Ho
arraigned the last legislature as the
"most corrupt ever known," and de
clared that Senator Penrose holds office
through fraud. He denounced the leg
islature for disposing of Philadelphia
street railway franchises to ten men
without any return to tho state, and
which were sold to the Philadelphia
ltapld Transit company for six mil
lion dollars. He said that if the first
continental congress had been com
posed of such men It would have rold
out to the British and American inde
pendence would not have existed. Tho
party comprised Messrs. Pattlson,
Guthrie, Nolan, Garman and others.
Mr. Paulson was given a brief ova
tion at the depot on his departure for
Athens, Pn Oct. 20. After address
ing audiences at Tunkhannock anil To
wanda, the Democratic campaigning
party finished today's Itinerary In this
town. The speakers were former Gov
ernor Pattison and Candidate Guthrie.
The party was reinforced at Allentown
by Harry 13. Grim, of Bucks county; .1.
U. Nolan, of Berks; A. M. Palmer, of
Monroe, and Charles J. Redly, of Will
lamsport. In the course of his address at To
wanda and Athens. Mr. Guthrie charged
tho legislature with failure lo abide by
the constitution of the state by author
izing a fair senatorial apportionment.
Mr. Pattison arraigned the Uepubll
euu organization, repeating his asser
tion that the mandates of the consti
tution were persistently deiled and tho
rights of the people outraged.
J. U. Nolan, sou of Candidate Nolan,
made brief addresses.
Blaze in Underground Chambers
Pought for Two Hours,
Dy Kxililhi- Wile from The AsmicIjIciI 'im.
Home, Oct. Co. A dangerous tire broke
out last night from home unknown cauao
ill the underground chambers of the Col
lego of the Propaganda. The firemen hud
two hours' haul wink in subduing tho
conflagration. Cardinal Gottl, prefect of
thu propaganda, w)ust upuitniontH m-o
In a distant part of the building, did not
know of the danger until the flames were
Killed by a Train,
0 Itsi'iusiie Wlm from The Awoclateii Preii.
ltarilsbiirg, Oct. iU-Willlum U. Wetzel,
of this city, while trying to board an en
gltiu on a west bound Pennsylvania rail
road freight train today at i li'llln, fell
under the wheels and both legs were
crushed, .Mr. Wetzel was assigned to apu.
clnl duty for Instruction of firemen on tho
middle division. Wetzel died tonight at
tho llu'rrisbuig hospital.
Job Williams to Be Hanged Nov. 26.
Ily Kxrlutlte Wire from The Auoclatvd I'reti.
Urldgeton, N. J., Oct. 20. In tho Cum
berland county court today Justice
Charles i; liendrleksiiii, sentenced Job
Williams lo bo kunttcil November iS.
Williams was convicted of thu murder of
aged John S. Holmes and Miss Catherine
Bhute. his housekeeoer.
COL. BUTLER ARRESTED.
The St. Louis Politician Now Undor
By Kvlmlve Wire from The AMoelatril l'rm
St. I-ouls, Oct, 20. The October grand
Jury today returned an Indictment
charging Colonel Kdward Duller, a
prominent local politician and million
aire, with bribery In connection with
tho city IlKhthn? deal, In which $l7,r,no
Is said to have been distributed among
members of tho house ot ilolcgutes
Butler's arrest was ordered Immedi
ately. When the last grand Jury ad
journed Its report contained the .state
ment that Kdward 1 hitler was the man
who paid the $17,r,00 to nineteen mem
bers of the house of delegates, to se
cure the passage of the city lighting
bill. The money wai said to have been
distributed nt the holiso ot Julius l.eh
manii, each member of the combine re
ceiving $2,fiU0. Delegate Charles F.
Kelly, a fugitive from Justice. Is
charged In an Indictment with being
Hutler was placed under urrest, and
was later released on $20,000 ball.
Notable Gathering of Inter
national Leaders at
By Kxcliube Wile from The Associated I'rc.
Hoston, Oct. 20. A notable gathering
of leaders of international reputation
made remarkable tho opening of the
first convention of the United Irish
LeuBiic hi this city today. John V
Redmond. M. P.. Michael Dnvitt and
John Dillon. M. P., envoys from Ire
land: Hon. Kdward Blake, Irish M. P.,
ex-United States Senator Smith, of
New Jersey, Patrick Kgan. former
Gnlted States minister to Chili, and
Patrick Ford, of the Irish World, were
among the delegates.
Hon. Bourke Cochran was chosen
temporary chairman. Addressing the
convention, Mr. Cochran said that an
appeal to arms by the Irish people
would be folly, rather than patroitisin,
but Hint when the truth of the Irish
question should become apparent to the
world, an adjustment of tho difficulty
would he possible.
The committee on credentials re
ported !S2 delegates present, including
172 delegates at largo, representing 21
states, the District of Columbia and
The convention thou organized with
John F. Flnerty, of Chicago, as per
manent chairman. Committees were
appointed, with Hie following chair
men: Utiles. General O'Betrhe, Now York;
by-laws, M. P. Curran. Massachusetts;
platform and resolutions, M. J. Ryan,
Philadelphia; ways and means, United
States Senator Smith, New Jersey; per
manent organization, Patrick Ford, of
The evening sesslop was wildly en
thusiastic, especially during the speech
es of John Dillon and Michael Davitt,
and the resolutions which were adopt
ed at tho close of the session were
adopted amid cheers.
A number of letters of regret were
read, notably from President Itoosevelt,
Governor Crane, Mayor Collins and
John Dillon, one ot the Irish envoys,
prefaced his remarks by saying that ho
was amazed at the strength ot the
movement In America and the success
of the convention, both of which, lie
said, would give courage to the breth
ren In Ireland, and consternation to her
enemies. He said that the league need
ed assistance in Ireland, because tho
people there wore disarmed because
they were not allowed free speech, a
free discussion In the press the liberty
of public meeting, and lastly, u. trial by
This, he said, is tyranny. He recount
ed some of the experiences of John
O'Donuell and William Redmond In try
ing lo address meetings.
"There tiro Hiofo who will tell you,"
he said, ."that tho true remedy Is the
revival of Irish Industries, but 1 say
there will never be n revival until the
hand of the landlord Is removed."
Ho urged sending to Ireland steady
contributions, that the contest against
might should not fag. He also urged
that every effort be made to spread
before the people of this country the
true state of affairs In Ireland,
Michael Davitt, the next speaker,
said there are organized In Ireland
1,312 branches, with an average mem
bership of SO, which gives a. total mem
bership of 110,000. Ho also said that
there were COO branches In KiikIuiuI,
Scotland and Wales. The platform and
resolutions were then presented. They
pledge the convention undying alle
giance In tho cause of Ireland's Inde
pendence, assert the right of thu Irish
race to carry an the war again FiiKland
by means of honorable weapons, the
belief that the leaders in Ireland uro
best titled tu direct and carry on this
contest, deniund tho arraignment of
Kugland at tho bar of public opinion,
through tho illssciuminatloit of thu facts
of her rule; that the Hulled Irish
League Is the only menace to Kugland'.s
nilo In Ireland, ami finally urging upon
tho members in this country to con
tiibuto liberally to the. wiinu.
Tho convention adjourned until to
U) K.uhniw Win from The Auoclalrd I'mi,
New Ymk, Oct. 20. Arrived: Xeclaud,
Antwerp. Cleared: Kroupiliiz Wllhelm,
Bremen via Plymouth and Cherbourg.
Piemen Arrived: Prledeileh der Grouse,
New York. Gibraltar Arrived: Travo.
New York. I.Izard Passed: Stutendam,
New York for Rotterdam, tjiieenslown
Sailed: Celtic and Georglc, New York.
Plymouth-SalWd; Patricia, New York.
Ant worp Arrived: Pileslaiul, Now York
via fioulhamptnn; Vaderliuid, Now York.
American Order for Steel Rails.
Ily Kihi!lu' Wire (rum 'flic Ajxiiti'd l'r.
Berlin. Oct. 20. Tho Unorder Itou com
pany has received an order from America
for 40.000 tons of btccl rails-
STATE PRESBYTERIAN SYNOD.
Argument nt Pittsburg Over Sup
port of the Black Mlasionary
Ily riuluslve Wire from Tho Awictjlal Prei.
Pittsburg, Oct. 20. At today's ses
sion of the Stule Presbyterian synod,
Rev. Dr. Henry W. Woods, of AVash
Ington, caused a little disturbance when
tho report on Lincoln university had
been read, announcing that 202 colored
students were enrolled hi thu theologi
cal department, by asking, "Whether
any of these colored men ever went lo
Africa as missionaries to their breth
ren?" Rev. Dr. William P. White, secretary
of the university, replied that nineteen
black men had gone to Africa, adding:
"Jt Ih ii strange fact that thu Pres
byterian board of foreign missions will
not support a black man in Africa, but
will support a white man."
Rev. Dr. Henry I). Lindsay made the
report on the work among the freed
nicu and congratulated the synod on
the Increased contributions. Tho re
port recommended the raising of the
fifty per cent, additional lo the Freed
men's fund for this year, as Functioned
by tho general assembly anil the ren
dering of all possible help to the board
and Its auxiliaries. It was almost
Reports were made on foreign mis
sions. Sabbath school work, church
erection, temperance and young peo
ple's societies. Thero was the usual
warm discussion on temparance, clos
ing with the adoption of, the custo
Dr. Jlclntyre announced that Brnin
n rd hall would be dedicated next. Mon
day. The American Bible society and
tho Pennsylvania Bible society were
After roll call, this evening, the sy
Venezuelan Consul General Receives
News That the Rebellion in That
Country Has Been Crushed.
Ily Kxrlujlve Wire from The Associated Pros'.
New York. Oct. 20. Senor Ksteves,
consul general of Venezuela here, has
received tho following cable from the
Venezuelan minister of foreign affairs
"Great battle in stale of Aragua.
Complete triumph for the army com
manded by General Castro. ' Revolu
tion Is crushed. Peace of the repub
BAD WRECK ON READING.
Three Tramps Killed 21 Cars Re
duced to Kindling Wood.
By Kiclusivv Wire from The Associated I'na,
Harrlsburg. Oct. 20. Three tramps
were killed and twenty-one cars piled
up in a wreck on the Reading road,
near Palmyra, today. One of the wheels
of a long train of coal and merchandise
broke while the train was rounding a
curve. Twenty curs left the track, and
the road has not yet been entirely
cleared. One of the most completely
wrecked of tho lot was a box car on
which four unknown tramps were rid
ing:. Three of the men were killed and the
fourth had a miraculous escape. The
bodies of the men were removed t.o
TROOPS MAY REMAIN.
In Order to Suppress Any Rioting
That May Occur.
By llxrlu-ive Wire irem The .is-ociated I'rrss.
Harrlsburg, Oct. 20, Although Gover
nor Stone and Adjutant General Stew
art are both nnxluu.s to hriiijr the
National Guard home us soon as possi
ble, on account of the enormous ex
pense their inuiiuenaneo In the coal re
gions entails, the recall may not be
ordered for several weeks.
It will be necessary to keep enough
troops in the anthracite district to
suppress any rioting that may result
on the resumption of work In tho
mines, from tho fact that many union
miners will full lo get their Jobs buck.
The troops will not bo recalled as a
body, but by organizations.
Protected Name with n StlUetto,
Ily KmjIii-ii-' V lie nun 'Hie wiialnl l'ri"i.
West Chester. Pu.. Oct. 'JO. Mntle M.
Hoiiuna. an Italian woman, was placed la
j.ill hern today for the murder of .Ml
chiiolo Impcmllo, at Avoiid.ilc, Hils coun
ty, yesterday. It Is alleged that Imperello
had circulated stalled relleeling on the
wonmn'H character and thai the latter
met her victim and stabbed him In 111)
heart Willi (l s-llllellu.
Coal Bargefi Wrecked.
ily KMlu-ive Will' limn Tie .Weei.ili'd l'ie.
lVleisburg, Ky.. Del. 20. -Th" tnw boat
Pacific No. 2. with eighteen barges of
coal tor LouUvUlc, had her tow wrecked
at Powder creuk, In Ihe Ohio rlvtr, today.
Seven of the barges containing Imi.twn
bushels of co.il were sunk. Three men
liurrowlng escaped death.
Local data for Di labor 20. I!m2:
Highest temperature II degrees
Lowest temperaturi I!' degrees
8 a. in '-'! Per cent.
S p. in 12 per cent.
Precipitation. '.'I hours ended . p. m.,
-f Washington, Oct. 20. Forecast -f
-f for Tuebday and Wednesday: Kast-
4- ern Pennsylvania Fair Tuesday 4-
4- and Wednesday; fresh west to -f
northwest winds diminishing. -f
No Lonocr flnu Progpect ol Failing
Olf of the Republican Vote
SETTLEMENT OF STRIKE
REMOVES ALL DANGER
It Prevents the Lugging in at the
Last Moment of a Side Issue Con
gressional Campaign Headquarters
Has Stopped Giving Out Figures.
Leaders Sny Now They Do Not
Want Congress, Anyway Senate's
Republican Majority Safe for Two
Years House's Members from New
Districts Likely to Be Two-Thirds
By KxrltidiP Wire from The Af-nclatrd Prc.
Washington, Oct. 20. It Is believed
here that the settlement ot the coal
strike brings political conditions back
to the normal. It prevents llic lugging
In of an Issue at the last hour which
might unsettle expectation and cloud
With normal conditions restored there
Is ;io doubt in the minds of the Repub
lican leaders that thu elections next
month will result In scncral Republi
can success. In only n. few of the states
are there any local issues which might
nerve to break this outlook. The No
vember elections will decide the. politi
cal complexion of tho house ot repre
sentatives, but It will not have any im
mediate effect upon tho senate.
However the votes may fall there will
bo a clear Republican majority in the
senate for ut least two years. That
much Is certain.
The present Republican majority In
the house Is forty-seven over all. In a
total of 331. There were six vacant
seats at adjournment, five Democrats
and one Republican. Tho membership
of the new house will bo 380, ;,n in
crease of twenty-nine through the last
apportionment. Of this Increase it wan
estimated at the time of the apportion
ment that about two-thirds would be
Republican. There has been no such
political revolution since as lo warrant
any great change in this estimate.
It is borne In mind, of course, that
some districts were carried two years
ago through the aid of gold Democratic:
votes, and that a good many men of
that clars, especially In the middle
states and New Fugland, are common
ly reported to bo falling back into the
old party lines. This possible shifting
contributes more or lehs uncertainty lo
the outlook locally in several states, but
it is not yet apparent that the Repub
lican candidates nru to suffer seriously
on account of It.
Those who lire in touch with the mali
ngers of the campaign will b surprlsnl
if there is any marked diminution in
the Republican majority, although
apathy, which seems to bo almost uni
versal, may result In a diminished vote
Three states have already held elec
tionsMaine, Vermont and Oregon. In
all three stales the usual Republican
majority was rolled up, and solid Re
publican delegations were returned. In
twenty-nine other states Ihe campaign
is emphasized by the prospective elec
tion of governors or other state oflleers.
These stales ate California, Colorado,
Connecticut. Delaware, Idaho, tllluole,
Indiana. Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts,
.Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mon
tana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hamp
shire, New Vork, North Carolina, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island. South Car
olina. South Dakota, Tennepsee, Texas,
I 'tali, Washington and Wyoming.
In teut-flve states legislatures to
bo chosen, either in whole or In pair,
will have to elect United Stuit-s -senators
this w Inter. The terms of thirty
seiuitots will expire on March :!, iao;t,
but the places of live of these already
have been tilled. Of these thirty. se
cuteeii are Republicans Allison, of
Iowa; Uelbie, of Kentucky; Dilling
ham, of Vermont; Fairbanks, of Indi
ana; Foraker, of Ohio; Gallagher, of
New Hampshire; Ilsinsbrnugh, of
North Dakota; Jones, of Nevada; Klt
tridge, of South Dakota; Mason, of
Illinois; Penrose, of Pennsylvania;
Perkins, of California; Piatt, of Con
necticut', Piatt, of New York: Prltc.h
a rd, of North Carolina; Simon, of
Oregon; Spoonor, of Wisconsin, Twelve
are Democrats or Populists Clay, ot
Geoi-Khi; Harris, of Kansas; Hatfield,
of Idaho; Jones, of Arkansas; Me
Knery, of Louisiana; McLuurin, of
Smith Carolina; Mallory. of Florida,
Pot tu. of Alubama; Rawlins, of Utah;
Teller, of Colorado; Turner, of Wash
ington; Vest, of Missouri. The thir
tieth Is Wellington, of Maryland, who
Is not amenable to classification,
Allison, Dillingham and MeWnery al
ready have been re-elected. legisla
tures have been chosen In Georgia, Al
abama, Arkansas and Oregon, which!
will either re-elect the present Incumb
ents or men ot the same political com
plexion. DeBoe, of Kentucky will bu
succeeded by McCreary, a Democrat,
and Wellington will be succeeded by,
Arthur P. Gorman.
There in thus a Democratlo gain of
one. It Is expected that a Republican
will succeed a Democrat In Kansas,
Utah and Washington, possibly also lit
Idaho. It Is possible that a Democrat
may succeed a Republlcuu in Nevada.
Otherwise nobody looks for any polltW