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VOL. XLV. HO. 263.
fiOCS ISLAXXD, n.T... SATURDAY, AUGUST 23. 1(37.
COUP HOW PREPARED
That Will Make the News from the
Pittsburg Strike District More
OPEBATOKS TO OPEN SOME MINES.
Sfea from Ontalde the Dl.trlrt To U Em
ployed to Work Therein A Move Quietly
Made That May Result In Bloodshed
ICatehford Replies to the Statement or the
Mine-Owner Regarding Hie Poritlon on
Arbitration, Etc-Huntand Italian Strik
ing Near Ilaxelton.
Fittsbuig, Aug. 28. Coal operators cf
the Pittsburg district have rot been
QFk'cp the past few days. The im
pression in certain circles that there
would be no attempt made to start the
mine teems to have been established
for a purpose and that purpose was to
divert tho attention of the miners' of
ficials. Jt has been definitely decided
to start several mines along the Wheel
ing division of the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad. Tho tnlimlnarks were all
completed last night and a decisive
move can be txprcted at most any time.
It was Riven cut that the Cleveland
operators had cne to their homes for
the ostensible purpose of awaiting the
result of the ft. Louis convention. Some
i'f them went, but others did not. Taose
remaining Lchir.J Were memlters of the
newly appointed committee, whose duty
it is to perfect the arrangements for
Martini? some of the mines and in the
tnd break the rlrlke. 1
Miule an Alllunre with the Railway.
One of the llrst moves was to get in
touch with tho railroad companies. The
otlli Inls of tht railroudH at .once agreed
to n-opemt'? with the operators In
lirinKlng ulx'iit, if J'ohkII1i an era of
iii llvily In the r.al producing industry
of the Pittsburg tllHtrict. It was made very
iippartnt that the railroads were losing
:i larce amount of business and that
they were fellow sufferers with the coal
oH-rators. AftT this agreement was
nndo the work of hiring Imiiorted labor
was taken charge of by a special sub
committee. One of the ptimlnal rea
ons for selecting the Wheeling di
vision of th- Jtaliimore and Ohio ; the
fjet that the mines along this re-ad
lmv been suppying coal for the loco
motives of the rallrouil, and If coal I?
rot furnished United States mnil trains
ioul'1 not be run, ami the wheels of tho
r.ational government would be inter
Say 111 l.-n I'enr Violence.
Henry FUwrsheiin is trying to git hl.s
miner to asree to go to work at the
'9-rent rate and says they will do so.
but that they fear personal violence. To
them he has made the proposition that
be will care for their families In case
they are killed. Other tKrators who are
willing to pay S'J cents ! not think
I'loersheim can get his men to work,
nnd are rot going to make any effort to
Hfart until the strike Ih over. Barring
Mi-Sweeney's detective agency on
rVmith avenue has been hiring men for
the last day or two to go and guard
mines, and is said to have secured over
100. James Jones & Sons have posted'
notices at their Cathurg and Ivil mines
to the effect that the mines would be
started .up at the 6J-cont rate when
ever the men are willing to go to work.
About LOO miners are affected, and a
meeting will likely be held to consider
HATCH t'OKI TO THE OPERATORS. .
Replies to the Statement That He Opposed
a Conference on Arbitrator.
Columbus, O., Aug. 2S. President
Itatchford, of the United Mine Workers,
yesterday issued a statement replying
to the operators of the 1'ittsburg dis
trict. The statement In part Is as fol
low.: "on July 4 the strike was or
dered by our executive council, and for
fix long 'weeks tha operators mnde no
ffort to bring it to a close, and then
only by forcible methods. Their first
meeting was held in Cleveland, where
they determined to build stockades at
ome of their mines in l'lttsburg, to em
ploy I'inkerton detectives and use Gat
ling guns, and to this end decided to
bear Hie expenses mutually of 60,000 to
tarry their plans into cperatlon. One
week later tkey called a conference of
tho miners' representatives to . meet
them jointly and endeavor to settle the
difference by arbitration. Jlad the op
erators rally Intended to bring about
a satisfactory solution cf this trouble
they would have tirst met the miners,
who are always rraJy to meet with
The public Is advised by them that we
are orposed to arbitration; that we
decline to attend a conference, and in
fact that we will do nothing that Is
fair to end the present struggle: and
further, that our organization Is being
supported by operators In other states,
who want to continue the strike, as well
as various other thlnes calculated to
Reyal asakes the feed para.
wkilmsss aad eallrlaai.
change the course of public" opinion.
rrom me oegmning or this strike to the
present time we have advised in favor
x a comerence or all the fields in
olved. and still Invi it ,..
never during that time been asked by
the operators of any field to take part
in a conrerence of any character. We
have not opposed arbitrat inn nnA An
not oppose It. but rather nnmu h.
basis upon which it is offered.
First, because It is not based upon a
living rate of wages as proposed by the
operators: second. lm9ncA ft t.
proposed in one of the five states in-
voivcu in cms suspension. State lines
know no competition in the coal busi
ness. Our strike covers a great coal
field, and ouf men employed by opera
tors many of whom have large interests
in the various states nn,i ... i.l. .i
, v. .acts IIIC
position that if arbitration would settle
una ijueswon it snouid be of a general
character, and it must ba based unnn
living rate of Bum" Pit.Kri.r te
states the proposition made by the min
ers at me l'lttsburg conference. It has
been substantially covered In these dis-
He then nroceeds? "TIip r-n
our organization has the support of oth
er operators, and ihnt ..mo r,t tho
have assessed the miners to raise funds
xo continue me strike or to Inaugurate
is wnoiiy unfounded. Our miners, in
every state where It is fminit rn.
Venient, have their taxes to the organi
sation deducted from their wages by the
company who pays it over to the local
treasurer. This custom prevails
more acnorailv in Pennsylvania thnn
eUewhere, so that there Is no room for
the Plttshlir? riripratora tit mi.. r.K.
lections to that which they themselves
nave practiced. The representa
tives of the l:,0.00O miners nnor nn
ttrike are ready to' meet their employers
it any time or place that may be con
enient to them not as minora of nhin
West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana
or Illinois, but as miners of a great coal
field, whose Interests everywhere are
STRIKE LEADERS ARE ENCOURAGED.
Relieve In an Early Settlement with the
Striken fixing- the Term.
Pittsburg, Aug. 2S. The mlnsrs' leas
ers ore more encouraged than ever over
the prospect' of an early settlement cf
the strike in favor of the diggers. Efforts
are now being directed to the mines
along the Pennsylvania railway and the
central fields of Pennsylvania. District
President Dolan addressed a meeting at
Claridge, Westmoreland county, Thurs
day night, and the result was that the
men decided to quit work. This means
the closing of two mines of the West
moreland Gas Coal company, the larg
est company of the Pennsylvania rail
way. President Dolan says the work
will be systematically pushed and ex
pects soon to have all the mints idle. He
says six mines have been closed in the
central field and that work-wTll be sus
pended in the region within a short time.
bheriir Dowry went to Hunola' yester
day morning accompanied by several
deputies,. and ordered the strikers off the
public roads. An injunction was served
on Captain Walker, who la ia charge,
and also on several of the men. The
operators are preparing to start their
mines, but it is not likely any move to
resume will be made until after the St.
Louis oonvrnticn ar.d Labor Day. There
was a riot at the Champion mines, Rob
bins & Co.. near McDonald, yesterday
morning. The company put a lot of men
at work loading slack and a moh cf 500
strikers' wives drove them off with
stones and clubs and then undid what
work had beer. done. At the same time
1,0)0 strikers were cn the march in the
neighborhood and are now camped at
the mine waiting for another attempt to
start the wciks. which will be made.
STRIKE AT SOMK MORE MINKS.
Hungarian and Italian llou the Job and
i.OOO Men Are Idle.
llazelton, Pa., Aug. IS. The expected
strike at Van Wyckle's Colraine ar.d
Beaver Meadow collieries took place yes
terday morning. The Hungarians and
Italians are masters of the situation, and
2.000 men are Wle pending the decision of
the foreign clement. Thursday night the
foreigners held a meeting, ar.d at a late
hour they visited the homes of Uieir
countrymen, pulled tbem cut of bed and
delivered the edict. When the officials
arrived at No. 2 colkry they found the
mine door doped and a placard bearing
the word "Stragk" placed upon it. This
was the announcement of the strike.
Two tiundred men marched to the ca
nal, where they were joined by PJO more.
Trey then went to the breaker. The
bosses and ccal and iron police tried to
stop them, but they were hustled aside
and the breaker was cleared.. The car
penters and blacksmiths were driven
fro mthe shops. Four hundred strikers
on their way from Uaver Meadow to
Milnesviile marched through this city
shortly before noon. The distance be
tween Reaver Meadow and Milnesville Is
six miles. The reporter for the Asso
ciated Press talked with the leaders and
it was learned that the Hungarians ar.d
Italians wact to be recognized on the
same basis as the English-speaking min
ers. The English rr.ir.ers; they claim, get
$ 1.9? per day; Hungarian!$1.50 and J1.65;
the English laborers receive $1.50, and
the Hungarians 11.15.
When the Coleraine striker reached
Milnesville last evening after passing
throush this city they drove the 1.000
men employed there from the strlpplngs
ar.d breakers, shutting down the mines
completely. Tho excitement was Intense.
The streets were crowded with' men and
women, great crowds going from this
city to Milnesville with the strikers.
Laft r.ight a meeting was held and the
Hungarians decided to stand by the
Goleraine workers for an increase of
wages. The English-speaking miners
would go to work at once, but the for
eigners are In a Urge majority and will
not permit It.
Slight Difference of Odlnion Here.
Bloomir.gton, Ills.. Aug. IS. Of the 250
miners at Blocmington who struck five
weeks ago ten returned to work yester
day. The operators, say many mere will
work today. The strike leaders say they
will induce the ten men to quit today.
What Hood's Sarsaparilla has done
for others it will also do for van.
j Hood's Sarsapsrilla curea all blood
Hugh Hanna Talks of the Pro
posed Civilian Commission
on the Currency.
MEET AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
Movement Has the Indorsement of the Na
tional Administration Suggestions la
vited from AU Classes of People Presi
dent McKlnley and Senator Ilanaa mt
Cleveland President Attend the Ban
quet of the American Bar AuociaUon. .
Indianapolis, Aug. 23. The chairman
of the monetary executive committee.
Hugh H. Hanna, returned to this city
last evening after an absence of three
weeks, during which he bas traveled
pretty much all over the country. At
its meeting at Saratoga on Aug. IS this
committee selected a currency commis
sion of eleven men. The commission is
made up of remarkably strong men rep
resenting various sections of the coun
try and many lines of business. Seven
of the eleven appointed have accepted
and the others have the matter under
advisement and will be heard from in
three or four days. The commission will
be called together to organize and be
gin work at Washington about the
middle of September. A number of ex
perts will be brought before the com
mission and a large amount of historical
information and suggestions that have
been submitted to the executive com
mittee will be turned over to it: At the
same timeChairman Hanna invites sug
gestions from people of all classes, giv
ing assurance that they will be pre
sented to the commission and given due
consideration. He says the movement
has the support of the administration.
MAJOR M KIM.EV AT CLEVELAND.
Gets There so Early as to Sxil a Kecep
tion At a Rar Banquet.
Cleveland, Aug. 2S. Because he ar
rived in this city too early yesterday
President McKinley spoiled a grand
reception that had been prepared for
him. As a sort of compensation for the
disappointment of the people it has
been arranged to hold a public reception
this arternoon at 3 o'clock at theHollen
den hotel. The president aad Senator
Itanna regret that there should have
been any disappointment. The laMer
said last evening: '-I did not know
that a single arrangement had been
made for a reception or anything of the
kind until our party had reached the
bouse this morning."
Senator Hanna said he received sev
eral telegrams ia Duffalo yesterday ask
ing him what time the president would
arrrive in Cleveland, and to all of them
he had replied that he did not know, for
everything depended upon the weather.
It was not certain the president would
ome by boat until he went aboard the
yacht. Mr. Hanna said he discouraged
a public demonstration for the very
reason that it could not be definitely
Elated what time the president would
President McKlnley was the guest of
the American liar association at its
banquet last evening. The pres
ident entered the banquet hall after the
speaking bejgan. He was accompanied
by Secretary Alger and Senator Hanna.
A seat had been reserved for him be
tween the new and retiring presidents of
the associations. After the applause
which greeted the. president had sub
aided the toastmaster announced that
the executive committee had reported
the election to honorary membership in
the association of William McKinley. of
Ohio. The announcement was" greeted
by cheeri He made a brief speech.
WAS SMUGGLED INTO THE BILL.
Section 23 of the Tariff Art- -Senator Chan
Boston, Aug. 23. In a letter Senator
Chandler, referring to the seetion of the
new tariff law imposing a 10 per cent,
extra duty on all foreign products com
ing through Canada into the United
States holds that the legislation was
passed by writing It as new matter into
a conference report, where it was adopt
ed by both houses of congress without
being noticed by more than those persons
engaged in the scheme. The senator
points out that the conference committee
went beyend its powers when it inserted
this important amendment into a clause
of the law about only five words of
which the senate and hous? had dis
agreed. Continuing, Chandler says: "Fcr my
self. I regret to say that I did not notice
what the conferrees had done. Senator
Cannon in open session asked whether
they intended to do anything but settle
differences between the two houses
whether they iniended to put any r.ew
matter into the Eill and Senator Allison
replied emphatically that of course they
did not. But the provision was inserted,
and as no attention was called to it in
the report it was passed without being
noticed. Having had experience with
conference reports, which should have
warned me to read every word of this
report. I have no excuse to offer for
noV doing so. I hope to be forgiven by,
my constituents, but I shall never for
Mational Convention of Populist.
Topcka. Kan., Aug. 28. The executive
committee of the Populist state central
committee has decided to delay issuing
the address calling for a national con
vention of Populists', socialists and allied
political interests tmtil after the St.
Louis meeting next Monday in the inter
est cf the striking miners, because there
Is a movement on foot among some cf
those who will go there to call Just such
a gathering. The St. Louis meeting -will,
it is expected, be composed of people
from every state and a call issued by
that gathering it is stated would be mors
effective than a call by the PipuIUt
party cf the one state.
lieala of Of-dea GoeleU
Cowes. Isie of Wight. Aug. IS. Mr.
Ogden Goelet. of New York, is dead. He
expired on board his yacht, the May
flower. The deceased had been ill for
324. 326, 328 Bra jy Stre Jt.
There to receive our im
mense new stock . of
Which will be the ohoic
eit stock ever placed
in Davenport. In the
meantime we will1 dis
pose o! the balance of
oar former stock at ri
diculously low prices,
making bargains for
those seeking bargains.
Remember We Are at
The Big Store.
A MILE UNDER TWO MINUTES-
Str 1'utntir lteata ail
Keadvilie, Mass., Aug. S3. Star
Pointer paced an exhibition mile in
one minute and fifty-nine and a
MINERS IN COMPLETE CONTROL
Taa H r.k EUnatl'-m la II. Im
TareaWn to Kesama.
Hazeiton. Pa., Aug. 28. All the
Van Wickles collieries at Beaver
Meadow. Colerain and Milnesville are
idle, and the strikers are in complete
control. This morning an engine at
tempting to remove a big train load
of cars from Milcesville was prevent
ed by the sttikers.
Pittsburg. Aug. 28 The small
coal operators in the Pittsburg dis
trict, who are in tbe majority, are
in revolt against the big 13'' or
lake shippers, and threaten to pat
the mines in operation at the rate
demanded by the minors nest eek,
if the miners' officials will allow
their men to return to work. In
stead of selling their product to
the "big 13" as heretofore, tkey
will forward to different markets
themselves. Miners' President Dolan
said if the small eperators could
tho how they were going to sell
coal onts:de of the syndicate, be
would readily give his consent te
their plans and resume work.
Poisoned by m Btalm St. Im.
Faduah, Ky.. Aug. 28. A report
of a wholesale poUoning comes from
Calloway eonnty. Eight persons ate
ja melon stolen from a neighbor's
patch. Seven are dead, and the
Bad r.rtat Vlrtnl. 111.
Springfield. Ill , Aug. 28 Early
(this morning the entire south side of
the square In Virginia. Ill , was de
ttrojed by tire. Tbe loss is $200,-000r-4aurance.
$65,000.- Tbe lire
departments of SpringSeld and Jack
sonville went to the assistance.
8mry Da. BH Wlf DjIbs;.
Chicsgo, Aug. 23 Arthur Storey,
who, with his wife, was shot last
night by Henry C. Danker, a barber.
I who boarded with them a n amber of
j ears, and who was jealoas of Mrs.
StnreT. died tnrfar. Th wnmaa ia
not expected to live through the
Xaw Oaa BaaSrcd H it
Denver, Aug. 23 O B. Hacbem
bereer, "Bat ermilk. Bdv." rode to
!rsns and back, 100 miles, nn paced.
ts a nours and J5 minute, establish
ing a ner world's rosd bicjele rec
ord. - ,. - a . '
Tas Akgds deilvarotl Tory rvea-
log at your door at 10a a
110, eo at
sum of $5. No
such values offered else,
Straw Hats less than
Everything cut in price; must. have room for
stock, which will be largest in the tri-cities.
Dr. Ballentine's True Home
opathic Remedies Never
Fail to Cure.
Read His Book, Select the
proper Remedy and
The following well kaown and
responsible druggists carry a fall
line at all times:
List of DrasjSMa.
harper house pharmacy.
If V RHV9II) VamI. ....... mw.A
A. J. RIESS, Fourth avenue dniff store.
RAHT7 Jfc TT T WW m
enue aad Tweatieth atraat.
LOCIS A. SCHMIDT, Bereatb Avenue
SOHRBKCK BROS., Third avenue aad Six
The following are a few of his rem
edies, and all are sold by your drug
gist at the uniform price of 25c each:
NO. 74 CURES LIVES COM
PLAINTS, such as torpid liver, con
stipation. jaundice, etc.
NO. 54 CURES PILES, strength
ens the weakened veins and allays
and cures the internal inflammation.
NO. 72 PILE OINTMENT, to be
nsed ia connection with the Pile
Care; an external application. Cares
itching at once.
KO. 30 CURES RHEUMATISM,
sciatic, inflammatory, muscular aad
lumbago. It gives immediate relief
aad permanent core.
NO. 66 NERVE CURE Re
stores Lost Vitality, bailds up
broken down tissnes. pate aew life
in man, cures all nervous diseases.
eALLENTCE HELIEDY CD,
21 QUINCT ST., CHICAGO.
THIS IS THE LAST WEEK OF
Tonr choice of Children's Salts,
worth 13.60 to K. all go for
1.26. Aboat 90 Salts Im
the lot. Jast the thine for
School Salts ?....
fft gm -
The Coming Mr
THE QUESTION OF BEER
Seems a very simple cm, sal asost -people
think that -beer is beer." That is a mistake. There
is as much difference ia the quality of beer as there is la ear
thing else oa the market. If yoa weatj good, pare leer, gat
the Bock Island.
ROCK ISLAND BREWING CO
pnniccu a oca
Painters and Dccoratora
7A?r2 CA1 -X ClT.r-a. eU,
Bike Suits, choice of any la the
house for 16. Plenty left fj f
our enormous fill
in Kloato and Hon)
Will be a very cold oaa. Be
pared for It Doat be aaoomiot $
able and risk yonr health by aalags
little grata or stove for beat. Tea
can't get satisfectioa oat of them, to
eay nothing of the eoal they bun.
The cheapest, cleanest, and most
healthy mode of heating a house Is
by steam, or hot water. Let give
you aa estimate of what It will
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