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OFFICER WHO- WILL. DIRECT
AND ANOTHER WHO WILL
VIEW WAR GAME.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 28.— Governor
Stone to-day ordered the Sheridan Troop
of Tyrone to report to General Gobin for
duty In the anthracite strike . territory.
The troop left Tyrone to-night by special
train under orders to reinforce the Thir
teenth Regiment at Oliphant. The Gov-
Sheriff Knorrs' Says He Did Not Sign
APPEAL FOR TROOPS FORCED.
Excursion to Pacific Grove.
On Sunday, -October 5, the Southern Pa
cific will run an excursion to Pacific
Grove. Train leaves Third and Townsend
street depot at 7:15 a. m.; returning,
leaves Pacific Grove at 4:15 p. m. Fare
for the round trip J2.00. Full particulars
at Information Bureau, 613 Market street.
SAN LEANDRO. Sept. 28.— Thomas B.
Russell of San Leandro. has taken charge
of the. surveying party that is in the field
for the San Francisco Terminal and Ferry
Company, which has applied for a steam
iailroad franchise through Oakland to the
Surveys already made' provide that the
road after leaving Haywards shall enter
Ban Leandro through the Pedro place, on
Sybil avenue, thence through the Thurs
ton, Deasy, Miller and Cleland places to
Huff avenue, crossing the creek through
the Calhoun, Davis and Dowling farms to
Elmhurst, thence to Oakland. The.loca
tion of the depot at San Leandro has not
Surveys for New Railroad.
PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 29.-Thomas B.
Nicholls, Thomas Duffy and John Fahey,
presidents qf the three anthracite dis
tricts of the United Mine Workers, ar
rived here about midnight. The object of
their visit . is not known, but as Presi
dent Mitchell and ' National Secretary
Treasurer Wilson left Pittsburg last night
for .this city, the ¦inference is that a con
ference" of the strike leaders will be held
here probably £o-day. Wilson and Mitch
ell will reach here in the morning.
Conference of Strike Leaders.
WILKESBARRE, Pa., Sept. 28— Some
of -the local coal operators, after being
shown a copy of the statement issued by
President' Mntchell of the United Mine
Workers to-day, said It probably would
be the last he would give to the public
before the ending of the strike. They as
sert his appeal is made up of generalities
and that he endeavors to win public sym
pathy, by making a plea for child labor.
One operator said the condition of child
labor in the coal region was much better
than it. is in the manufacturing districts
of the country.
The military authorities, \ Sheriff Jacobs
and. some of the superintendents in this
vicinity held a meeting in the offlco»of one
of the coal companies last evening and
Rumor That Several Collieries Will
Be Reopened To-Day.
MAY TRY TO RESUME WORK.
We do not ask you to use any official power
In the matter, for -you have none to use; we
only ask you as the first citizen of the nation
to mediate between - those parties. - You can
NEW YORK, Sept. 28.— Petitions are
being circulated throughout the country
by the members of the various organiza
tions comprising the American Federa
tion of Catholic Societies, asking Presi
dent Roosevelt to use. his good offices to
end the coal strike.. The members of the
societies making up the federation num
ber, at least one-half million persons.
Bishop McFaul of Trenton, N. J., and
Bishop Messmer of Green Bay, Wls., are
the spiritual advisors of the federation
and are ' interested in the circulation of
the petition. The petition is in^part as
follows:..; . V^ci:^-. '.'., ¦ >-u,v;:..>/ ¦
Catholic Societies Working to End
the Anthracite Strike.
, AH-EAL TD PRESIDENT.
Director Defunct Company Arrested.
FRANKFORT-ON-THE-MAIN, Sept. 2S.
—In a dispatch from Manheim the Frank
furter Zeltung announces the arrest of
Herr Henninger, a director of the Rhein
an-Manheim Chemical Company, and says
that other arrests in connection with the
company's failure are imminent. The
company, which is a joint stock concern,
filed a declaration in bankruptcy Satur
day. An examination of the books
showed that it had worked at a loss for
many years, and that the deficiency had
been concealed by false entries. The cap
ital of $625,000 was practically lost.
WILKESBARRE, Pa., Sept. 28.-James
Sweeney, a deputy employed at the Bliss
mine, of , the Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western Company at West Nantlcoke, on
his way home this morning had an al
tercation with ! some miners and shot
seriously wounding, Joseph Gilles, and
fatally wounded one Slav. He says the
strikers • threatened his life and he shot
DEPUTY SHOOTS MINERS.
We petition you, therefore, to start the mines
through -a receiver, if that be possible- If not
then by martial law, the military taWng pos
session in the name of the State.
MERIDAN, Conn., Sept. 28.— A * mass
meeting under, the auspices of the Econo
mic League was held here to-day at which
resolutions addressed to Governor Stone
of Pennsylvania were adopted. After re
citing that, as a result of the miners'
strike, the price of coal is dally increas
ing and the supply dlminisnlng, which, if
the situation remains uncaanged, will re
sult In the death of many persons from
exposure to cold and its effects, the res
olutions continue: .
ADVISE MARTIAL LAW.
The Sheriff tried to investigate to-day,
but was not furnished any Information.
Fork's wound is said to be serious. One
report stated that he is not expected to
live. ~ \
MONTEREY, Sept. 28.— There were dis
turbances and a shooting affray among
the soldiers of the Ninth and Fifteenth
regiments last night. Yesterday was
pay day and the soldiers made matters
lively in the streets here. Finally a pa
trol guard was sent out to gather In the
troublesome men and in one of the scuf
fles between the guard and one of the
celebrators Private Fora of Company K,
Fifteenth Regiment, was shot In the neck
by. one of the pattolmen, whose name has
not been given out.
Private in Fifteenth Infantry Shot
in the Neck and Wound
STREETS OF MONTEREY
Involved in this fight are questions weightier
than any question of dollars and cents The
present miner has had his day. He has been
oppressed and ground down, but there is an
other generation coming up, a generation of
little children prematurely doomed to the whirl
of the mill and the noise and blackness of the
breaker. It is for these little children we are
fighting. We have not underestimated the
strength of our opponents; we have not over
estimated our own power of resistance Ac
customed always to live upon little, a little less
Is no unendurable hardship. It wae with a
quaking of hearts that we asked for our last
pay envelopes; but In the grimy and bruised
hand of the miner was the little white hand
of a child, a child like the children of the rich
and in the heart of the miner was the deter
mination to starve to the last crust of bread
and fight out the long, dreary battle to win
a life for the child and secure for it a place
in the world in keeping with the advancing
civilization. - DK
ness. "We believe that our antagonists are act
ing upon misrepresentation everywhere. We
regard them not as enemies, but as opponents,
and *we strike in patience until they shall ac
cede to our demands or submit to Impartial
arbitration the differences between ur. We
are striking not to show our strength, but the
Justice of our cause and we desire only the
privilege of presenting our case to a fair tri
bunal. We ask not for favors, but for Justice
and we appeal our case to the solemn Judg
ment of the American people.
Frank W. Campbell, chairman of the
State Committee, says the question of
who is to be the candidate for Governor
Is still an open one and will not be set
tled until the convention agrees on the
Congressman Sulzer speaks very glow
ingly of the chances for Democratic suc
cess and says If his party wants him for
Governor he will take the nomination.
ALBANY, N. Y., Sept. 28.— Senator Pat
rick H. McCarren, Congressman William
Sulzer, Professor William D. Lee of Cor
nell University and John B. Stanchfleld
of Elmyra were among the Democrats
who arrived to-day and visited Senator
Prominent Democrats Visit Senator
Hill and Discuss the Situation.
LEADERS HOLD CONFERENCE.
The petition^ already has been signed
by eight presidents and other officers of
Catholic societies of this city and
speak as no one elEe can speak for the plain
people of the country. Every workingman
knows that you are his friend: no capitalist of
common-sense can imagine that you are his
General Bates. He Is here in an unoffi
cial capacity and will remain for a few
days to witness tho maneuvers.
SARATOGA, N. Y., Sept. 28.— Violent
demonstrations against the Hudson Val
ley Railway Company have caused shots
to be exchanged. Trouble broke out late
last nlerht when attempts were made to
burn the bridges between this place and
Balston. Obstacles were placed on the
tracks, and the depredators, wlio num
bered about a dozen, sought to ground
the trolley wires. A force of detectives
hurried to' the point and shots were ex
changed. Two men alleged to have been
engaged In the depredations were ar
Attempts Made to Burn Bridges in
SHOTS ARE EXCHANGED.
those of the Kansas Guard, will be on
So far there is but one captain among
the National Guard officers, the others
being colonels or generals. The hopeless
ly outranked captain comes from New
York City, while the colonels and generals
belong everywhere from California to
Rh,ode Island and from Wisconsin to
Texas. General Funston arrived in camp
this afternoon, coming as the guest of
talked over a plan by which the troops
can be moved promptly to scenes of dis
turbance. It Is not the purpose of the
military to do police duty, but if any of
the companies can get men to go to work
the soldiers will give them protection. It
Is reported again that attempts will be
made to-morrow to resume work at sev
eral collieries in this region which have
been idle since the strike began.
At strike headquarters it was asse»ted
that there would be no change in the sit
uation /the coming weeK; that the strik
ers were as firm as ever and that there
would be no desertions from the ranks. .
The Ninth Regiment went Into camp at
"Westslde Park this afternoon in the midst
of a drenching rainstorm.
The results of the aquatic sports at
Sutro Baths yesterday follows:
50-yard race— J. Erasmy, first; A. Hinea,
second. Trick diving— J. Dlcks,on, first; R.
Fitzgerald, second. 100-yard race— T.
Railing, first; J. Jones, second. Tub race—
R. Ray, first; J. Erasmy, second: J. Div
on, third. Springboard diving— T. John
son, first; R. Reilly, second. High diving
— W. Conroy, first; A. Hines, second.
Contests at Sutra Saths.
roads, which last week were trails of
mud, are dry and in good shape for
There are now but few men in the
hospital. Nearly all of those whose Ill
ness was due to rain-soaked clothing and
bedding have recovered. The officers of
the National Guard are coming In rapid
ly, and it is estimated that. by Tuesday
morning, when the ICansas militia will
have arrived,- fully 100 officers, besides
These prices are subject to change with
out notice. They will net the growers 4
cents in the sweatbox.
FRESNO. Sept. 28.— The directors of the
California Raisin Growers* Association
yesterday made public the following prices
on standard brands of raisins, f. o. b. com
mon shipping points:
No. 2 crown loose Muscatels. 50 pound boxes.
5 cents per pound.
No. 3 crown loose Muscatels, SO pound boxes,
BM: cents per pound.
No. 4 crown loose Muscatels, 50 pound boxes,
6 cents per pound.
Seedless loose Muscatels. 5 cents per pound.
Seedless Sultanas. 5 cents per pound.
Seedless Thompsons, 5% cents per pound.
No. 2 crown London layers, 20 pound boxes,
$1 .10 per box.
No. 3 crowa London layers, 20 pound boxes,
$1 40' per box.
No. 4 crown fancy cluster*. 20 pound boxes,
$2 per box.
No. 5 crown Dehesas, 20 pound boxes, $2 50
No. . 6 crown Imperials. 20 pound boxes. S3
Wnat California Growers Will Re
ceive for the Cured Product of
t THE PRICES FOR RAISINS
Heinze's organization of an independent
party follows his turndown at the State
Convention, where the whole of the State
delegations overwhelmingly voted against
allowing the Heinze party seats In the
BUTTE, Mont., Sept. 28.— F. Augustus
Heinze last night organized his new pollt-
Jcal party, to be known as the Anti-Trust
Democracy. At least Heinze made the
rnnouncement that an organization had
been effected. The primaries are called
for Monday, September 23, and the con
vention for the following day. Ex-Gov
ernor Robert B. Smith, who recently de
serted the Populists, acted as the spokes
man of the meeting. F. Augustus Heinze
made an address to the meeting in which
he arraigned the regular Democracy, de
claring that an alliance existed with the
Amalgamated Copper Company, the
Standard Oil Company and Senator Clark
of the regular Democracy.
New Political Party Enters the Field
Emperor of Korea Is Alive.
BERLIN, Sept. 28.— An official /elegram
to the Korean Legation here says the
Emperor of Korea is alive and in the best
Govenor Stone called up General Gobin
by telephone and advised him of the re
port from Shenandoah that the call for
troops to Columbia County was a forgery.
General Gobin replied that the Sheriff's
call was authentic. .
FORT RILEY, Kans. Sept. 28.—Ab
solute quiet, as far as the army
maneuvers were concerned, pre
vailed in Camp Root to-day. The
troops were not called upon to
perform any work, beyond that of the or
dinary camp routine, but at 6 o'clock to
morrow morning will open a strenuous
week for all arms of the service. >
The maneuver for Monday is vaguely
described by General Bates as a "prob
lem of contact of opposing forces of all
arms," which includes a possibility of
anything between a baseball game and
a general massacre. The exact nature of
the problem to be solved is known only
to the military umpires and to .General
Bates, and will not be" divulged until the
troops have marched out in the morning.
The commanders will then be Informed of
the nature of the task ahead of them.
The Browns, however, will be In the mi
nority, as usual, and the Blues will have
the preponderating force in the, field. This
is by actual count. Reinforced by the
imagination, the Browns will be of an
The weather is now beautiful and the
ernor's troop of Harrisburg and the Sec
ond Philadelphia Troop will remain on
duty at Shenandoah.
The cavalry was asked for by Colonel
Watres, who is in command of the troops
stationed In Lackawanna County. The
colonel says the ordering out of the troops
is not due to reports of any fresh out
breaks. He says the collieries at which
trouble has been taking place are far
apart* and that ",the cavalrymen can get
over the ground more readily than infan
Sheriff Knorrs of Columbia County says
he did not sign or authorize his name to
be signed to the telegram which was sent
to Governor Stone asking that troops be
sent to Centralla. The following tele
gram was sent to Governor Stone from
Bheiff Knorrs says call for troops for Colum
bia County is a forgery. General Gobin says
he will send troops to Centralla to make ar
rests. Action certain to cause complications
and injustice. "We guarantee peaceful surren
der of all accused persons to civil authorities.
Telegrams to Sheriff and the general will show
truth of these statements. '
l"" n « TEKRENCE GINLET,
Member Executive Board United Mine Workers.
- JOHN J. O'PONNEL,
President of the Central Local Union.
THOMAS J. QUIGL.EY, Secretary.
RED BLUFF, Sept 23.— David Bucklew
was shot and fatally wounded at 10
o'clock this morning near Hunter School
House, twenty-five miles west" of Red
Bluff, by his neighbor, "William Ham,
who says he fired in self-defense. Buck
lew was shot as he was riding in a wagon.
The team ran 200 yards with him and
struck a tree near Ross Gossett's house.
The pistol bullet entered his forehead
and he lived two hours, not regaining
consciousness. His pistol and hat were
found near where the shooting occurred.
Ham came to town and two hours later
was arrested by Sheriff Bogard. After
a conference with his attorney he ad
mitted firing the fatal shot There wa.3
an old grudge between the men and Buck
lew always carried a pistol. Ham was
armed when they met this morning and it
is supposed that when Bucklew drew his
pistol. Ham was too quick for him. Ham
has made no statement of the details.
OL3> GRUDGE IS ENDED
ITS' A PISTOL BUXLETT
In this rtrike it has been claimed by enemle.
of the union, and beloved by & Hewitt
although acknowledging himself a feco^Tll^
friend of trade organization,, that n^rfwert
rt^'V? I"* to work trough rear of bodify
harm, and it was consequently predicted th.t
the moment the militia came that the «tr?v»
would resolve Itself .into a stamped*. i£
militia has been In Shenandoah for more than
eight weeks and still, for lack of mine work
ors. not a pound of coal has been produced in
that vicinity. The militia Is now stationed S
the Panther Creek Valley. Jn Wllk^tam and
in Scranton and yet lu presence hae not been
followed by the desertion of a Bingle miner who
laid down his tools on the 12th of Mar On
the contrary many men brought here to' take
the places of the strikers hare joined the
ranks of the strikers since the arrival of the
m'.litJa and thera is not the remotest poasibll
lty of the mines being successfully operated
until an honorable and equitable settlement
of the strlko hae been made.
"We have entered and are conducting the
struggle wiUiout malice and. without bltter-
ATTITUDE OP OPEEATOBS.
As an Influential director of one of the
t C hai 1 ' ffiffi^'H^
that the preservation of men^.nd?*d ™| rlAu
is Pimply a cloak under which they seek tS
destroy organization among their emnlovet w«
is undoubtedly in a pcfti^ to taow -\h£
membership in our organization was frowned
upon by the mine managers and that Sic
Instructions were Issued from the rcn/rsl f
fleers of the coal companies notifying Lme
classes of workmen that they m£' JfiZlr
Fever their connection with the union" or sur
render their positions. Bur
Similar accusations against the mine work-
S!»ft? , IU * de u. ll L * u publlc utterance byMr
?!7 ¦¦ ,, n Whlch that * entI *man reveals his
™ Jf ? r V 0<trar<3 or e a n'«<i labor. I "5
Bot ..£? ft ' r to h!s "passion that I shall become
5 ,J? 1Ct ?v° r in contro1 of votes enough^™"
decide th. next Presidential election or to
his assertion that in this contest the aWd
are hting »• battuf of in
rKvi^-* 1 ? 11 " 1 the a «»res«'°n S of the
V^* 1 , Mlne In order that the in
e:vl*ual workman may be employed noon
terms satisfactory to himself emp ' oje<;l UDon
. Mitchell denies the truth of Mr. Baer's
Dssumption that the pumpmen, engineers
and firemen were called out so that "the
mines would be destroyed, and, with
their destruction. 40,000 men with their
wives and children dependent upon their
labors would be deprived of work for a
long time," and says:
The truth Is that the strike of the DumD
rnen. engineers and firemen was Called In
Mitchell says that in the twenty weeks
of the strike the whole power of the
union has been exerted to preserve peace
"araong a voluntarily idle population of
Three-quarters of a million." and "that
ihc-y have been more successful in allay
ing: violence than the coal and iron police
In inciting It." He regrets the occasional
violence and says:
It would be as logical to charge any one of
EZfi&muS'Q or other organizations or
< vet, the Lnited States, with being an unlaw
ful Government, when some of its adhereius
lrar.F.grc»s the law. as it Is to charge the
t nited Mine Workers of America wi^ being
en unlawful organization because some of Its
r-.embers violate the law. lts
A* have been unjustly maligned and our
n-.otivc-s and purposes maliciously impugned
W e tn.-re.-ore take this opportunity to retort
::|-«cttically that w e do not *eek to interfere
v.:th the management of the coal properties or
v.:th tn» proper discipline of the working force
Mitchell says that since the very incep
tion of the present strike the aim. ob
jects and Ideals of the United Mine Work
ers of America have been willfully dis
tcrted by a small army of critics. He
SAYS TJNTO2J" IS MALIGNED.
I refer Sir. Baer to the annual report of the
. <nnsylvania State Bureau of Mines and ask
f these figures do not refute the statement
»hat organization in coal mines is Inimical to
?J.itchcll refers to the operators' " asser
tion that the installation of labor-saving
Machinery reduced the proportion of men
: ::d boys employed by the day and gives
-.«*ures to show that the per capita out
¦ it IrVreased yearly from 1897 to 1901, and
: .-. *s:
A careful calculation of per capita output
Irom the Pennsylvania State Bureau of Mines
ehows that in spite of Mr. Baer's assertion
that the miners worked only from four to six
hours per day. in spite of the assertion that
the men restricted the output, the per capita
iioduction in 1902. the year complained of.
vats greater than the per capita output for
-ny single one of the thirty-one vears of
v. hirh we have record, from 1870 to 1900.
There are other Etatements of Mr. Baer
which are equally incorrect; among these Is
his assertion that the miners work only four
to six hours per day and his further assertion
that the lowest scale of wages wai 85 cents
for boy elate pickers. If Mr. Baer desires. I
shall gladly furnish him with the names and
addresses of thousands of slate pickers, each
of whom received much less than 85 cents per
day, and I shall be willing to have the re
turns verified by the companies' payroll.
Mitchell refers to Baer's assertion that
"for some mysterious reason" the miners
restricted the output of the mines, and
declares that on the other hand there
was an increase In the year 19Q1 from the
mines operated by the Reading Company
of £38.243 tons; and a total increase from
all the anthracite mines of nine million
tons. Mitchell gives the report of the
Pennsylvania State Bureau of Mines to
substantiate this etatement, and, continu
PHILADELPHIA, Sept 2S.-Presldent
Mitchell of the United Mine Workers, to
night gave out a lengthy statement in
which he says:
The recent utterances of Mr. Baer, spokes
man of the anhtraclte coal trust. Mr. Hewitt.
and other interested persons disclose a well
defined purpose to confus* and cloud the real
cum vhich resulted in the coal strike and
an attempt to divert attention from the actual
;ssues Involved. However, misleading as are
their utterances. It Is a relief to know that
they now admit that the public has rights
and interests ¦which cannot b« ignored with
impunity, and lnaemuch as the public must
be the final arbiter of the coal strike it Is
imperative that it shall not be deceived . by
statements which are at variance with the
facts. With the purpose of correcting some
false Impressions and misrepresentations con
tained in the statements of the gentlemen re
ferred to I issue this letter.
Mr. Baer states "that the wages paid In the
anthracite coal regions are, compared with
the wages in like employement, fair and Just."
Mr. Ba*r must refer to bituminous coal min
ing. I am prepared tt> demonstrate that wages
in. the bituminous coal fields are from. ' 20 to
40 per cent higher than those paid for similar
classes of work In the anthracite fields. The
fact Is that the minimum wage received by
any class of any adult mine workers In the
soft coal mines is 26% cents per hour, while
the minimum wage paid to boys is 12 cents
per hour. In the anthracite coal mines men
performing precisely the same labor receive
trom 13 to 20 cents per hour, while boys are
paid as low as 5 cents per hour and rarely ex
ceed 8 cent* per hour. The bituminous miner
¦works a maximum of eight hours " per day,
which is two hours less than men in the
anthracite field are required to work; more
over, the anthracite mine worker labors under
the further disadvantage of being more liable
to be killed or Injured, the casualties being 50
per cent greater In the anthracite than In the
T&usrnajna. or wages.
Traveling with Mr. Ward on the Celtic
was Thomas Skinner, one of the directors
of the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Mr.
Skinner was asked about the possible for
mation of a steamship corporation to
iival the one recently formed by J. Pler
pont Morgan. He replied that it would
remain for Sir Wilfred Laurier. Premier
cf Canada, to settle that question.
"I see that the rumor has been revived
that there is to be a merger of the West
ern Union and Postal telegraph compa
nies. There is nothing in it. I suppose
that some persons believed that because
of the death of John W. Makay we- would
be weakened and the deal could be ar
ranged. Mr. Mackay's genius lives after
him. His plans will be carried out and
there will be no consolidation of the two
"It may be said that the great work is
now under way," said Mr. "Ward to The
Call correspondent. "The cable is being
manufactured in England at the rate of
300 miles a week and three cable ships are
now sailing for the Pacific. The Sllverton
will round Cape Horn and will begin drop
ping wire from the harbor of San Fran
cisco. The other two— the Colonia and
the Anglla— will go through the Suea
canal and will begin work on the other
side of the Pacific.
NEW YORK, Sept. 23.— Cable communi
cation with the Philippines will be estab
lished so that the President of tha United
States can send his compliments to the
Governor of the American possessions in
the Far East on the Fourth of July, 1903.
That promise was made to-day by Georgo
G. Ward, vice president of the Commer
cial Cable Company, which has under
taken to lay the cable across the Pacific
Mr. "Ward returned to New York on the
Celtic of the White Star Line. He will
lemain here several weeks and will then
go to San Francisco to take direct charge
of the work of establishing the first cable
station on the Pacific Coast.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Declares Tliat Strikers Are Striving
for a Principle More Weighty
Than the Dollars In
San Francisco-Manila Line
Will Be Hurried to
Says Baer and Hewitt Mis
represent the Actual
The following amounts have been paid
to soldiers, their widows, minor children
and dependent relatives on account of
military and naval service during the
wars in which the United States has been
Revolutionary war (estimated), $70,000.
000; war of 1812 (on account of service,
without regard to disability), $45,025,297; In
dian wars, 1832-1842 (on account of service
without regard to disability), $5,815,287;
war with Mexico (on account of service,
without regard to disability), $31,861,338;
war of the rebellion, $2,228,878,286; war
with Spain, $3,275,184; actual total dis
bursement In pensions, $2,900,854,302.
The amounts paid as pensions on ac
count of disabilities and deaths as results
of military and naval service during the
wart; of 1812 and with Mexico and in time
of peace to the beginning of the war with
Spain are included in the puayments on
account of the war of the rebellion. (It is
estimated that $16,000,000 were paid in pen
sions for disabilities and deaths due to
military and naval service in the wars of
1812, and with Mexico.
The average value of each pension is
now a little over $132. The number of ap
plications for pensions filed was 136,628,
rejected 118,464, and granted 117,288. Dur
ing 1902 the bureau handled 47406 more
pension applications than it received,
showing progress In catching up
with the accumulated work. The
number of cases now undergoing
examination In the Bureau and In
the process of adjudication known as
the "pending files," follows: Under the
general laws, 137,101; under the act of
June 27, 1890, 142,679; war with Spain, 34.
433; army nurses, 69; service prior to
March 4, 1861, 2323; accrued, 22,812; total,
The report shows that on July 1 last
there were pending 15,604 appeals from the
decisions of the Commissioner. The sum
mary of rejected cases shows that 23,073
of the rejections were on legal grounds
and 95,351 on medical grounds.
The pension system, says the report,
since the beginning of the Government
has cost $2,992,509,019, exclusive of the es
tablishment of the soldiers' homes. The
pension disbursements by the "United
States from July 1, 1790, to June 30, 1865,
WASHINGTON. Sept. 28.— The annual
report of Commissioner of Pensions Eu
gene F. Ware, made public to-day, shows
that the number of names on the pension
rolls still is under the million mark, de
spite a net gain of 5732 pensioners since
1898. The total enrollment July 1 last was
99,446, against 897,735 last year. The total
comprises 738,800 soldiers and 260,637
widows and dependents. The aggregate
Includes 4695 pensioners outside the United
The number of death notices of old sol
diers, not now in the service, received by
the Bureau during the year was 50,128, but
only 27.043 of them were pensioners.
The report says that the death rate
among the pensioners for the coming year
will be about 40,000 and the losses to the
rolls from other causes will be about
6000. The total amount paid for. pensions
during the fiscal year was $137,504,268 and
the yearly cost of operating and main
taining the bureau and the agencies out
side of the payment of pensions proper
Delegates who are here to-night believe
that Judge Parker's wishes will be re
spected and his name will not be present
ed to the convention, but. curiously
enough, those who admit this are not
talking of Coler or Cantor, but of Senator
Hill. Several times at piazza conferences
during the day the convention has turned
on Hill as a candidate, and the proposi
tion seems to have found favor. It will
be remembered that the convention of
1894 was stampeded for him against his
wishes and that the Tammany delegation
to the last national convention also at
tempted that which was almost a suc
cessful stampede for Senator Hill for Vice
Of those in the list Judge Parker at
least can be eliminated. From a close
personal friends it is learned to-night that
he made the following statement:
If the convention should nominate me by ac
clamation I should even then decline to run.
I have no desire to leave the Judicial work
I have to rush into politics.
Governor — Bird 8. Coler, Edward M. Shep
ard, Edward M. Grout of Kings, Jacob A. Can
tor of New York, Frederick Cook of Monroe.
Elliott Danforth, Nicholas Muller of Richmond,
Alton B. Parker of Ulster, David B. Hill of
Albany. Cornelius A. Pugeley of Westchester,
John B. Stanchfleld of Chemunt, John G. Mil
burn of Brie and Judge E. M. Cullen of Kings.
Lieutenant Governor — Randolph Guggen
heimer, Charles V. Bulger, Mayor E. A. Flake
Secretary of State — Frank H. Mott of Chau
tauqua, Daniel J. Cooney of Albany.
Comptroller — James H. Manning, E. S. At
water of Duchess, Joseph E. Gavin, of Erie.
Attorney General — Charles H. Bulger, R. M.
Moore of Franklin, John Cunnen, Martin Lit
tleton of Kings and John McMahon of Oneida.
Judge of the Court of Appeals — John Clinton
SARATOGA, N. T., Sept ».— Few of
the delegates to the Democratic conven
tion which is to meet on Tuesday have
arrived, and those here know little as to
nominees or platform. Talk in this direc
tion Is halting until the arrival of Senator
Hill to-morrow. It is generally under
stood that with the arrival of the Sena
tor the situation will be materially cleared
up and, while the fight over the Governor
ship may sro Into the convention, the rest
of the ticket will be named without con
certed opposition. At least three selec
tions have, it is said, been tentatively
made. Randolph Guggenheimer will go
on the ticket for Lieutenant. Governor,
John Cunnen of Erie for Attorney Gener
al, and Edwin S. Atwaier of Duchess for
Controller. These are in addition to
Judge John Clinton Gray, who has no op
position for the Court of Appeals Judge
ship. Of course, Guggenheimer's nomina
tion depends upon the selection of an up-
State man for Governor, and it is stated
that if the gubernatorial nominee is from
New York. Charles V. Bulger of Oswego
will be the candidate for Lieutenant Gov
ernor. It ie also said that James H. Man
ning of Albany, who is a candidate for
the nomination of Controller, will be
made State Treasurer for the purpose of
getting on the ticket a name prominent in
national as well as State politics.
Never in advance of any convention in
years has there been such a list of names
to select from. Here is only a partial list
of candidates, and if the leaders are to be
believed, all have an even chance to fight
it out in the convention or before it
Many Claims Are Rejected
by Commissioner Ware-" /
• After Investigation.
Delegates to the Oonvention
Consider Him an Avail
President of Miners'
Union Replies to
New York Democrats
May Select Him to
Net Gain of Nearly Six
>4n Four Years.
BY JULY 4
THE SAN : FEANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1902.
Troops at Camp Root Are in Readiness for the Call to Arms and
Will Go Into the Mimic Conflict Ignorant of General Bates'
Plans for the Maneuvers Involving Attack and Defense
BLOODLESS WAR WILL BEGIN
ON THE KANSAS PRAIRIE TO-DAY
A Medicine for
Rev. Geo. Gay, Greenwich, Ka&, h
past 83 years of age, yet he says: *I
am enjoying: excellent health for a. man
of my aee, due entirely to the rejnren-
atin» infiuences ot Dr. Miles' Ncrrine.
It brings sleep and rest when nothing:
else will, and gives strength and vital-
ity even to one of my old age."
"I am an oid soldier," writes Mr. Geou
Watson, of Newton, la, "aad I hxts
been a great sufferer from Dervoransn,
vertigo and spinal trouble. Have spent
considerable money for tsedicine and
doctors, but with little benefit. I was ~
so bad my mind showed signs of weak-
and I know it saved us v life. 1 *
Saved me from the insane asy-
lum." Mr?. A. Heifner, of Jcrica..
Springs, Mo^ writes. "I was so nerv-
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felf, could net sleep nor rest, would even
forget the names of mv own children at >
times. I commenced usijeg Dr. Miles"
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