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A Delegate Convention of the An
thracite Miners Called to
Meet at Scranton.
THE MINERS' DELE6ATES MUST DECIDE.
Seeretasy-Treaanrer Wilson of the
I'nlted Mlae Workers Says tnal
While the Miners Have Achieved
a Victory, the IHopnte Is Kot by
Aay Meaaa Settled.
Shenandoah, Pa., Oct. 9. President
Mitchell issued his call yesterday for
the niuch-talked-of minors' convention
to consider the operators offer of a
ten-per-cent. increase in wages. The
convention will be held at Scranton
and will open on Friday night. Itcp
reeentation in the convention will be
on the basis of one delegate with one
vote for each 100 persons on strike.
It is the general expectation that
the decision of the convention will be
to accept the increase and return to
Text of the Call.
The text of the convention call U
Temporary Headquarters U. M. W.:
Hazleton, Pa Oct. 8.
"To All Miners and Mine Employes
of the Anthracite Region Brothers:
In view of the fact that the mine op
erators have posted notices offering
an advance in wages formerly paid,
and believing it to be our plain duty
to consult your wishes as to our fu
ture action, we deem it advisable to
ask you to select delegates to repre
sent you in convention.
"You are, therefore, notified that a
convention will be held at Scranton,
Pa, beginning Friday, October 12, at
10 p. m.
"The basis of representation will
be one vote for each 100 persons on
strike, or, if desired, one delegate
tnay represent as many as 500 mine
workers, but no delegates will be al
lowed to cast more than five votes.
"Each delegate rliould have cre
dentials signed by the chairman and
secretary of the meeting at which he
is elected; and whenever possible cre
dentials should bear the seal of the
Signed. "JOHX MITCHELL,
"President of the United Mine Work
ers of America.
"T. D. NICHOLLS,
"President District No. 1.
"President Dictrict No. 7.
"President Dictrict Xo. 9.
"N. B. Delegates will be notified
of the hall in which the convention
will be held upon their arrival in
After the call had 'been issued it
was learned that the convention will
lie held in Music hall.
Quietness prevails throughout ths
anthracite regions, the call for the
convention being generally accepted ! omy about fol,rtee1 thousand dollars
as a signal for cessation of hostrtities ' leaving a fair balance, which, in ac
all around. There were many ex-' cordance with the liberal policy of the
pressions of satisfaction by miners ' government, was available for inl
and operators and by merchants and ' provements of different portions oi
others in the mininar section over the i
prospect of an early settlement of the
Yesterday completed the third week
since the strike ofivjially went into ef
fect. have: achieved a victory.
Dispute, However, Is
Tndianapolis, Ind., Oct. 9. W. 15.
Wilson, secretary-treasurer of the
United Mine Workers' of America, has
issued a statement in which he says
"All of the coal operators having
now conceded an advance in wages, it
can be truthfully said that the miu-
.-rs of the anthracite region have
-achieved a great victory. Yet the dis-1
putc is not settled, nor will it be, j
even though the miners accept the i
proposition of the operators and re-
turn to work. The sliding scale, dock- j
a-e, semi-monthly pay and other
grievances complained of by the min-1
ers have not been considered in the
proposition of the operators, and the
advance in wages is so complicated
that many of the miners do not un
derstand it. Under these circum
stances the surest and best method of
securing a settlement and establish
ing permanent peace, would come
from a meeting of the operators with
the anthracite miners when they
meet to consider the offer of the coal
"The anthracite ooal field is divided
by its mountain ranges into three dis
tinct regions, each having geological
conditions peculiar to itself, thus re
quiring different systems of working
and different methods and employ
ment. "The only method by which satis
factory explanations can be made is
for the operators to meet the miners
when a convention is held to consider
the offer of the operators."
Itlg Onlrr for r"rrirlit Cars.
Chicago, Oct. 9. Arrangements for
building 3,000 freight cars for the
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co., by the
Pullman company, at Tullman, 111.,
were completed yesterday. The con
tract calls for 2,500 box cars. each,
with a capacity of C0.000 pounds, and
00 flat cars. The total cost of the
rolling stock will be $1,865,000.
This is the second large order for
freight equipment given by the Balti
more & Ohio management within the
last week. The first order was for
C.tOO steel cars to cost So.600.000.
LET THE GOVERNMENT ACT.
Prompt ana EnTeetlva Measure
Shonld he Taken to Preserve
the Giant Forests.
Washington, Oct. 8. Capt. Frank
West, of the Sixth cavalry, actinp su
perintendent of the Sequoia and Gen
eral Grant national parks, in Cali
fornia, has submitted bis annual re
port to the secretary of the interior
The first of these parks is the larger,
containing, it is estimated,, from 1
600 to 3,000 of the mammoth Sequoia
trees, for which California is noted.
Capt. West says, for the benefit of the
public, as the best rente for reaching
the giant forest is not generally
known, that the proper point a:
which to leave tie railway is Visalia.
Tulare county, lher.ro there is a
(rood road rhrongh the park-like coun
try to the Keweah river, and leading
thence through ihe Ash mountain
iato the park. The park itself is on
a high tabli land from o.SOO to 7,;u0
feet in altitude, and commands a view
of Rome of th mos; magnificent
mountain scenery in the Rockies.
He recommends, in some detail, the
extension of the park boundaries to
lake in a portion ot Ibis mountain
tract, eastward to Mr. Whitney anil
the main Sierra divide, and north
ward to take in the King's River can
on. This section, Capt. West says,
exceeds in besiniy and grandeur any
thing to be fcuiul in Switzerland, and
is part of the public domain unfitted
for agriculture, but of importance as
n game pr2scrve, and if; conserve the
water supply on which 'fhe immense
citrus fruit interests oi Tulare coun
The Genera.' Grant park is only two
miles square, and is in very h.d con
dition, owing to fallen timber and
rubbish whicu should be cleared away
immediately. It contains over one
hundred and twenty-five large Se
quoias, including the famous Genera
Grant tree, and a little work woul-l
make it a marvellously beautiful spot.
One serious danger which als
threatens the Sequoia park is tho
presence of saw mills on private lan.Iii
! included within the boundari m of ihe
fark. It is said Ihere arc 5.440 acres
so held. The mills are ruining the
giant trees in their neighborhood, us
ing them in the mos; criminally,
wasteful manner, taking only the
clear timber and leaving the immense
tops to rot on the ground, an-' bo a
menace by firs to all ihe remainder
of ihe park. Capt. est recommends
tliat these la:;ds be appraised peei":ly
and purchased by the government.
HOT SPRINGS RESERVATION.
laterestlnn; Report of the Snperln.
tendent With Timely Rec
ommendations. Washington, Oct. 8. An interesting
report on the Hot Springs reservation
in Arkansas has been submitted to
the secretary of the interior by the
superintendent, Martin A. Eisele.
Mr. Eisele says that the springs,
during the past season reached the
high water mark of popularity. Ac
cording to the best estimates there
were 50,000 visitors during the season.
The income to the government from
I water and ground rents amounted to
$1H fi70- while the fivpil rTinro-ps wprii
The reservation includes 911 acres,
and in this tract there are 157 govern
ment lots still unsold. The superin
tendent says the sale of these lots,
which have been appraised at $75,000,
would go far toward providing the
money necessary in perfecting the
work of park improvement, now go
ing forward, and he earnestly recom
mends a reappraisement of the
ground and sale cf the lots during
March, 1901, when the influx of vis
itors to the springs is at its height.
The sale of lots, he says, also wJ!
be of benefit to the municipality, as
many of them stand in the way of
street improvemert and their private
ownership will subject them to taxa
tion for the benefit of the city, while
adding to the value of the property
by the handsome residences which will
be erected on them,
The administration of the springs
by the governor, Mr. Eisele says, has
been wise and beneficent. The amount
of water distributed to each batb
'house is scrupulously controlled and
extortion by the schedule of charges
provided by the secretary of the in
terior. The free government bath house
has grown to be a most important in
stitution and of great benefit to the
indigent sufferers who otherwise
would not have the benefit of the
waters. The record of this establish
ment for the past year shows 9,508 ap
plications for free baths, of which
only 216 were refused for various rea
sons. The total number of single
free baths given was 169,030, at a net
cost of 1.57 cents per bath.
One of the features of the free bath
patrons noted in the report is that
there are bath fiends who have a mor
bid craving for the treatment, much
the same as the craving for drugs and
whisky among other inebriates
Saeeessf al Waiters' Strike.
West Point, N. Y Oct, 8. Twenty
two of the waiters in the cadet mess
slopped work just before the dinner
hour Saturday night, and refused to
handle a single ration unless a raise
of five dollars per month in their sal
ary was guaranteed. Maj. Hall, treas
urer of the commissary department,
was summoned, and acceded to the
demand. A strike is also pending in
two of the other departments. Th
grievances are based upon the recent
increase in the number of cadets,
which makes additional work.
An Alleged Conspiracy to Defraud
Insurance Concerns Brought
MARIE' DEFENBACH WAS THE VICTIM.
pike Appears to Have Lent Hersell
to the Scheme and Then to Have
Fallen a Victim the Other
Three Conspirators, Who Kara
Chicago, Oct. 9. With insurance
upon her life amounting to $12,000,
Marie Defenbach, aged 23, died, Au
gust 25, in a boarding house on La
Salle avenue, under conditions which
the police believe indicate a plot to
swindle an insurance company and
two insurance societies, if they do not
point to murder. Upon bench war
rants, issued by Judge Gibbons, two
persons said to be implicated in the
case. Dr. August M. Unger and Frank
H. Smiley, a detective, have been ar
rested. A third person, who is al
leged to be connected with the fraud,
and for whom a warrant has been is
sued, is not yet under arrest. It is
said he is out of the city.
Three I'olicles Oa Her Life.
When Miss Defenbach died there
were three policies on her life, aggre
gating $12,000, all of recent date, as
follows: New York Life Insurance
Co., $5,000; Canadian Order of For
esters, $5,000; Knights and Ladies of
The alleged conspiracy has been in
vestigated with searching care by a
private detective agency, by the at
torneys and detectives of the insur
ance companies, and latterly by the
state's attorney himself.
Arrests Decided Vpon.
Sunday, at a meeting between
State's Attorney Deneen and Assistant
Attorney General Wm. McEwen' on
one side, and the attorneys represent
ing the insurance companies and de
tective agency, the case was discussed,
and it was decided to cause the im
mediate arrest of the suspects. The
detectives believe that a conspiracy
was concocted, and that Miss Defen
bach was originally one of the quar
tette of alleged conspirators. She had
expected that her death was to be
feigned, and that another body was
to play the passive role of her corpse;
instead of that real death came to
Aa Aaroaislaa; Heath.
Her death, at a boarding house on
La Salle avenue, was attended by the
most horrible agony. Doctors Leon-
ard and Schroeder, the latter repre
senting the Knights and Ladies oi
Honor, were called. Thev refused to
issue a certificate of death but the
coroner's jury, later, and after the
body had been embalmed, found a
verdict of death from dysentery. The
next day the body was cremated and
the ashes were scattered to the
Payment of Policies Refused.
Without much delay proceedings
were begun to recover the value ol
the insurance policies Miss Defenbach
had left. Owing to the unusual cir
cumstances surrounding her death,
the hurried embalming of the body,
followed the next day by cremation,
payments of the policies were refused
and immediate steps were taken to
trace the woman's career during the
last few months of her life.
A Peculiar Incident.
An unusual incident is connected
with the making of Miss Defenbach'
will. On August 21 Miss Defenbach
called at the office of a lawyer in the
Unity building, named Johnson, and
told him she wanted to make her will
Some days earlier, it is stated, Dr.
Unger had told this lawyer a woman
would call on him for this purpose,
and she announced she had come in
accordance with the appointment.
Terras of the Will.
She told Mr. Johnson she wanted
to leave her property to Frank If.
Smiley, her affianced husband, and
then she went away. Two davs after
ward she returned, and Mr. Johnson
had the will ready. It provided, as
she had instructed, that after her
debts were paid her property was to
go to Smiley, but she then wanted
another provision inserted.
Wanted to be Cremated.
It was that after her death her
body be cremated. This somewhat
surprised Mr. Johnson, as he con id not
understand how a young and hand
some woman would wish her body
burned after death, but he complied
with the request. He was so struck
with the circumstance, however, as
the cremation clause had not been in
the original instructions, that he
called in witnesses to the will from
adjoining offices as a matter of pro
tection. Miss Defenbach then signed
and explained the document. Two
days later she was dead.
Chicago, Oct. 9. F. Wayland Brown,
assistant manager of the Mooney &
Boland detective agency, was arrested
on his return from Virginia, charsed
with complicity in the case.
AN AWFUL CALAMITY.
Floor Collapses at a Relljrlons Fes
tival Killing; Forty Persons
and Injuring Many.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 9. Five thou
sand pilgrims assembled at the St
Jwkander monastery, in the Porkhofi
district, for a religious festival. Dur
ing the night one of the upper floor
collapsed and many of those -sleeping
there fell upon those below. A panic
was caused by a false alarm of fire
and four men and 36 women were
crushed to death.
ATTACKED B7 HOODLUMS.
Boa. Cbaaneey M . Depe ws Ehor o? March
ing Club, la Chicago, Assaalted
Chicago, Oct. 9. Bloodshed fol
lowed in the train of Chauncey Depew
and his three-mile escort of republic
an marching clubs last night. Just
as the last company in line turned the
corner of Sedgwick street and Chica
go avenue, it was charged on by an or
ganized gang of men who had con
cealed themselves in the dark recess
of an unlighted alley.
The rioters were repulsed finally by
the marchers, but not until four or
live of the republican marchers had
been injured, some of them quite seri
ously. The most seriously wounded
Michael Ball, found on the street
unconscious after the struggle; nose
broken, eye cut. three teeth knocked
out; struck on head with a brick. He
was taken to a hospital.
Geo. Hughes, picked up unconscious,
having been struck on the head with
a paving block; slight contusion of
the skull. .
Capt. Maurice Wollmann, struck on
the back of the head and stunned.
Robert Lang, knocked down and in
jured about the body, being trampled
Many others of the marchers were
more or less hurt and their uniforms
The men who precipitated the riot
YELLOW FEVER IN HAVANA.
The Excess of Mortality Darlna; the
Present Year Dae to Influx of
Jiew York.Oct. 9. Yellow fever pre
vails in Havana to a greater extent
than at any time since 1S97, says a
Washington dispatch to the Herald.
For the week ended .September 15
there were nine deaths. The week
ended September 22 also showed nine
deaths, while there were 19 during
the week ended September 29.
The marine hospital reports show a
total of 49 deaths for the month of
August. In August, 189S, there were
only 16 deaths from yellow fever in
Havana, and in August, 1S99, there
were only 13. Compared with pre
vious years, however, the mortality
from yellow fever this year is small.
The deaths from this disease in Au
gust, 1893, were 100; 1S94, 73; 1895,
120; 189(5, 262, and 1897, 102.
The high death rate in 1S95, and the
two following years, is due in large
measure to the unacclimated Spanish
soldiers who were stricken with the
The excess of mortality during the
present year over the two preceding
years is due to the fact that there are
many more unacclimated persons in
Havana now than at any time since
SANTA CLARA PROVINCE.
Still Suffering: from the Effects of the
War Granted Relief by Gov.-
Havana. Oct. 9. Gov.-Gen. Wood,
who returned yesterday from a tour
of investigation in the Troince of
Santa Clara, reports only a partial
recovery from the effect of the war in
that section of the island. Although
he found no actual want in the Dis
trict of Sancti Spirit us, fro instance,
there was great need of assistance to
alleviate agricultural stagnation. This
was asked for by the municipality of
Sancti Spintus and has been granted
by Gen. Wood from the insular fund.
Gen. Wood will leave for the United
States during the present week, re
turning to Havana about October 25.
UNDER THE AURORA B0REALIS
Verilons Trip to tlae Hudson Bay
Conn try Kate of the Crew of aa
In known "Sky Boat."
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 9. Harry
S. Knappen, a newspaper man, re
turned yesterday morning from a per
ilous trip to the Hudson Hay country,
in which, with nine white men and
eight Indians, he sailed 600 miles up
the east shore of the great inland sea.
Mr. Kuappen was assured by Eskimos
whom he met that a "sky boat" had
come into the region on the extreme
northeast shore of the bay two years
before; that it came to the ground
and that the savages who inhabit that
country had killed the white men in
KANSAS CITY'S MAN'S PLAINT.
Boaeord Oat of Patents Valaed
1,125,000 While Uader the
Inflaeaee of Drags.
Camden, X. J., Oct. C Charles V.
Dodecker, of Kansas City, inveutor of
the Rodecker window screen, charges
William B. Wills, editor of the Mount
Holly (New Jersey) Herald ; R. Harry
Page, of Bordentown, and Joseph S.
Hanna, a Philadelphia lawyer, with
inducing him to surrender the owner
ship of patents valued at $1,125,000,
while he was under the influence of
liquor or drugs.
George II. Blaaehard Dead.
Xew Tork, Oct. 9. George R.
Blanchard, ex-vice-president of the
ne railroad and former commis
sioner of the Central and Joint Traf
fic associations, died at his residence
in this city at 3:15 o'clock this morn
ing from a complication of diseases.
Convicted of Marder.
Lincoln, 111., Oct. 9. Lovil Walker,
a peddler of potato peelers, who shot
and killed David Roebcttom, during a
quarrel over a girl, was convicted
here, and sentenced to 16 years' imprisonment.
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