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KOCK ISL.AX1, IIL., MONO AY, JUNE 2:i, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
CITY OFFICERS IN SCRAP
Mayor Holden, of Zanesville, Ohio,
' Ejected From Police
With the Chief of Police in Which
Land Blows Cause of
Zanesville. Ohio. June 23. Mayor
Tames L. JIol len was forcibly fleeted
from the court of Police Judge Heed
hero today. The mayor asked that
an affidavit against a woman charg
ed with intoxication he withdrawn.
When the judge refused he insisted
he had the right to withdraw it. The
judge ordered Chief of Police Tracy
to eject the mayor. The latter re
sisted, and during the melee the
mayor struck the chief on the jaw
andthe chief landed im the mayor's
head with a club.
The Minneapolis Mayor.
Minneapolis, Minn., dune 23. Dr.
Albert A. Ames, mayor of Minneapo
lis, pleaded not g-uilty in court this
morning to the indictment charging
him with attempted bribery.
GETS BACK HER CHILD
Kxperience of a Mother Who Trav
el 30.000 Miles in
Chicago. June Si. Thirty' thousand
miles traveled in search of her kid
lu'iutl baby, and tinal recovery of the
child in Madras. India, has been ac
complished by Mrs. Marion Thornton
Kgltcrt. a Chicago woman. Part of
the time In the disguise of nun, Mrs.
Fgliert hunted for almost two years
over ' America ami Kurope, spending
thousands of dollars in the pursuit of
The little girl was kidnaped by her
father. Ir. J. XV. Kgbert. who came to
Chicago nll'the way from India to
gain possession of the child. The ali
ducthm took place at Fifty-fifth street
and Madison avenue on the afternoon
of Sept. 2.'5. lltOO. The news of the re-i-overy
of the child was given In a let
ter received here from Mrs. Egbert.
JONES FOUND GUILTY
.Jury Only Five Minutes Deciding
That He Killed Hey
wood. Detroit. June 23. William M. Jones,
who has Im'cii on trial for four weeks,
charged with murdering George Iley
wood. was found piilty by the jury in
less than five minutes after listening
to the Judge's charges. Judge Mur-
phy iuii.:"diately sentenced the pris
oik't to Msrquette prison for -life, to
which place he was taken at once.
During the trial Jones appeared to
think his alibi was Invulnerable. Not
once did he show any emotion, and
when the judge announced sentence
he received it with composure.
At the Jail he kept up his spirit of
bravado until some one mentioned his
children, when his eyes filled with
tears. In the early morning of April
1 George Heywood was found dead
near his home, a bullet through his
brain and his skull crushed with a
hammer. Jones, who has a wife and
children in Lincoln. Neb., boarded with
the I ley woods, and from neighborhood
gossip the police believed he killed
I lev wood because of Jealously. Mrs.
Heywood finally confessed adultery
with Jones. -
Strike Trouble lit Metroj-olt.
Metropolis. Ills.. June Si. The
strike which has been in force at all
the wood working plants in the city
approached a serious crisis Saturday.
Foreman XV. XV. F.enjamin. of the box
factory, was attacked by a party of
strikers, ,and but for the use of a re
volver would have been roughly
handled. Pox cars leaving the plant
are marked as being loaded by "scab"
workmen, and six negroes were com
pelhil to leave the factory districts at
the point of revolvers. All the plants
are running with light crews of non
Will Not Attend the Convention.
Irwin. Fa.. June 'Si. Arter a thor
ough canvass of the question the min
ers in the Irwin field have decided not
to send a representative to the In
diaiiiUMills convention to discuss the
question of a sympathy strike of bi
tuminous miners. The local leaders
state that they do not favor such a
move. The Irwin field employes 10,
tiOO men. Only about 5 per cent, of
these are affiliated with the United
Bain I Mtarvlnc the Bees.
Muscatine. Ia.. June 'SI. With veg
etation luxuriant and flowers bloom
ing in profusion hundreds of thousands
of dollars worth of bees in Iowa and
Illinois are starving1 to death. For
three weeks rains have fallen almost
every day and have washed the flow
ers and tree bloom clean of nectar and
TO HAND FIGHT
1'iolfen on which the bees live ana lay
up their stores.
MADE BY PRESIDENT
Washington. June 23. The presi
dent today sent the following nomi
nations to the senate: Marshals.
Kdward Knott, northern district of
Iowa; George McCliristian. southern
district of Iowa; I'nited States At
torney, Iewis Miles, southern dis
trict of Iowa; surveyor of customs.
George II. Ludile, of Ilurlington.
DUKE OF MANCHESTER
FREE FROM INDEBTEDNESS
London. June 23. The Duke of
Manchester today took the custom
ary oath and seat in the house of
lords, his financial disabilities hav
ing been removed.
UNION LAEOR CHURCH
Move In Religion Started by the
Union at Marlon.
Indianapolis. lad., June Si. A
church for organized lalior in which
denomination will not be considered
is to bo established in Marion. Ind.
Any person who worships God can
become a member. Already nint h has
been done toward the promotion of a
congregation and the Central Trades
council will be asked to take charge
of the matter within the next ten days
and see that the church is established.
It will be called the People's church.
The money for the pastor's salary
and for maintaining the church will
le contributed by organized labor, so
ninth being added to the union card
every mouth. It is said that Jo cents
added to every union card in the city
each month will net $400. and this
amount js expected to pay all ex
penses and a pastor's salary.
GOING T0THEFATE OF ANDREE
Will Attempt Anotner of Those Ittlloou
Dushes" lor the I'ole.
Indianapolis. June Si. Patrick
Emas McDonnell, the Chicago inven
tor, and Sergeant Julius II. Frederick,
the Arctic explorer, will make a dash
for the north pole in an airship early
next May. McDonnell was in Indian
aiKilis last week the guest of Sergeant
Frderick. and plans were perfected
for the expedition. The start will be
made from Npltzonhergen.
Since Sergeant Frederick joined
forces with the Inventor the great
question has been when shall the trip
be attempted. This, of course, was on
the presumption that the McDonnell
ship was in every respect capable of
navigating the air. The time has been
definitely given out. The only thing
yet remaining to be done is th com
pletion of the airship.
Jeffries to Manage the K. and T. II.
Kvansville. Ind.. June 2:?. It Is re
ported that Frank I. Jeffries will be
selected as general manager of the
Kvansville and Terre Haute railroad
to succeed J. G. Metcalfe, who was
elected president of the Mexican Cen
tral railroad. Jeffries Is now general
freight and passenger agent of the
Kvansville and Terre Haute.
Judge Wants the Mob I'roser uted.
Viiicennes, Ind.. June Si. Judge O.
P. Cobb, of the Knox county circuit
court, has ordered a special session
of the grand jury to investigate and
bring to account persons who lawless
ly made a demonstration against the
majesty of the law in threatening to
break into the Knox county jail and
do mob violence to Kdson.
ieneral Bragg lam for Havana.
Fond du Kao. Wis.. June 2.1. Gen
eral Kdward S. P.ragg left Saturday
for Havana to take up his duties as
consul general. He was joined at Chi
cago by his private secretary. Harry
M. ttobbins. of Madison. They will
sail from New York Thursday. Gen
eral Pragg Is T'i years old, but is en
joying excellent health.
I'resident to Visit Indianapolis.
Washington, June St. The president
has promised Senator Fairbanks, ltep
rescntative Dick, Colonel K. J. Dim
mick. Adjutant General Lillier. and
Captain Ambrose Higgins. of the
Spanish-American war veterans, to go
to IndianajHiIis to attend the annual
convention of that organization.
New Iepartmrnt atT W Inona,
Winona Lake, Ind.. June SI. On
June :;o a new department of work
will be opened in connection with the
summer school programme. This will
be a conference lor young people lor
the study of the Iiiblo. and for the
consideration of methods of Christian
work. Tho leader of this conference
will be John Willis Daer, of Boston.
All the news nil the time The
Cailles Corroborates What He
Says About the Efficiency
of Bell's Methods.
CIVIL SESVICE IN THE ISLANDS
Filipinos Yearn for Knowledge Army
Captain Keprimanded Cholera
Anions the Soldiers.
Manila. June 23. The former insur
gent. General Cailles, who surren
dered to the United States authorities
in June of i:l, has notified the board
which Is Investigating the charges of
cruelty brought by Major Cornelius
Hardener against I'nited States oflicera
and soldiers in Tayabas province, Lu
zon, that he is willing to testify as to
the conditions which existed iu Taya
bas province prior to Ids surrender
and after Major Gardener had declared
the province to be pat-Hied. General
Cailles says that he agrees with Gen
eral Mai vn r. another former insurgent
leader, who lias already testified before
the Isiard. that Tayabas province was
the best disciplined stronghold the in
surgents had. There are still several
witnesses to be examined by the board
which is investigating Major Garde
Filipinos Thirst for Knowledge.
Washington, June 23. Hon. XV.
Linn IYppci'iuan, member of the Phil
ippine civil service commission, is iu
the city, having just arrived on leave
of absence from Manila. Peppermau
said: "The scope of the commission
lias been extended gradually Uiutil it
now covers ti.ooo positions, ranging in
salary from ?1 per mouth to SfT.Too per
year." Peppermau says that the im
mediate reward to succes!-ul appli
cants has caused a change iu the old
classical system of education under the
Spanish regime to one of more modern
character, based largely on practical
business lines. So great is the interest
of the Filipinos in acquiring a knowl
edge of Knglish that lo.i i adults are
going to night school in Manila.
Filipinos to Hare the Preference.
llefore Jhe I'nited States occupation
typewriters were almost unknown iu
the Philippines, but now at every ex
amination held by the commission a
plicants are qualifying in typewriting
and stenography. Of the li.noo posi
tions mentioned 4.xio are held by na
tives, the remainder by Americans.
The policy of the commission. Pepper
man says, has been to replace the
Americans by Filipinos as rapidly as
Women Take the Examinations.
"I'nder Spanish rule," he continued,
"women were unheard of in the gov
ernment service, but just before I left
Manila three Filipino young ladies had
passed successful examinations and
had been given good positions. Tho
Filipino makes a splendid clerk. Short
ly lief ore coming to America I made
a tour cf the principal provIn-es for
the purpose cs conducting examina
tions. It was surprising how much
good material was discovenil. consid
ering the fact that the education of
the islands is centered in Manila.
Knouuh competent men were found to
till all the provincial positions."
1IIKNK1I A 11 LI 11 NO COCKPIT
Soldiers Did. and Their Captain Gets a
Itepriinand Philippine Notes.
Manila. June Si. Captain Fmlerlck
R. WiM. of the Thirteenth infantry,
has been sentenced by court martial
to be reprimanded -Cor the burning of
a native cockpit at I.Ingaycn, province
of Pangasinan. Luzon. It is presumed
that the soldiers of Captain Wild's
command burned this cockpit from mo
tives of revenge for the attempted
killing of two of their comrades by
natives. Johnson, a civil judge, wrote
that soldiers had lieen seen burning
the cockpit, and intimated in his let
ter that as a result of his investigation
of the matter Captain Wild could give
information of the occurrence.
To this letter Captain Wild replied
that Johnston's statement was unjust,
and that he knew nothing of the cock
pit. The captain added.it was evident
that much more inijiortance was at
tached by the provincial officials to the
burning of the cockpit than to the at
tempted assassination the same day of
two I'nited States soldiers. In approv
ing the findings of the court martial
which sentenced Captain Wild to be
reprimanded. General Chaffee says the
captain violated a general order and
did not show proper respect to tho
Manila. June 23. Ninety United
States soldiers have died of cholera
since the disease tirst broke out. Owing
to the Increase of cholera the health
authorities here and in tho provinces
are enforcing stringent regulations.
The total number of cases and deaths
from, the epidemic are as follows: Ma
nila. 1,."..0 i-ases and 1.23d (learns: pro
vinces. 7,300 cases and .".440 deaf lis.
Manila, June 23. Senor Villegas.
formerly president of Santo Tomas,
has been sentenced to twenty years'
Imprisonment for violating, in several
instances, his oath of allegiance to tho
FIRE LOSS OF $15,000
AT STATE INSTITUTION
Lincoln. June 23. A laundry build
ing, valued at Sl.V.OOO. -located in, the
group of main buildings of the Il
linois asylum for feeble-minded
children, burned early today. There
was no loss of life.
Attempted Ljnrhlng In Iowa.
Muscatine. Ia.. June 23. Charles
nolliday. alias Harry Moore, has been
arrested for the murder of James Gal
lagher at Hiver Junction. Tho arrest
caused great excitement, and an ef
fort was made to lynch HoIIiday, but
he was spirited away to Iowa City for
Of a Woman in a Rail
road Camp in Ten
HER HEAD BLOWN OFF
By Dynamite Supposed
to Have Been Used
Lafollette. Tenn., June 23. The
head of Mrs. Martha Chapman was
literally blown to pieces by an ex
plosion at the railroad camp of Wil
liam Park, four miles from here, this
Supposed Work of Enemies.
The house iu which they were
sleeping was demolished. It is
thought dynamite was placed under
the house by enemies of the pair.
MOB KILLS A MAN
Who Some People Think Was Far
Jefferson. Ta.. June 23. A warrant
was sworn out Friday evening for the
arrest of Horace Shipmau for a broach
of the peace. Sliipman was a very ex
citable man. strongly suspected of in
sanity by those who knew him well.
Marshal Swearingen took the warrant
tn serve, and lr. G. II. Griminell.
Shipuian's family physician, went
ahead of the marshal to attempt to
have Shipmau surrender peacefully.
Shipm.-in agreed to this, but when
Swearingen and 1 eputy Sheriff Fred
Kendall appeared at the door he
warned them not to come in under
penalty of death. Swearingen. un
daunted, started to pull his revolver
for the purpose of entering, and Ship
man fired a load of shot, striking the
marshal in the lower part of the face
and killing him instantly.
Dr. Giimmcll and the deputy bent a
retreat, leaving the body of the mar
shal tqion the porch. Sheriff Anderson
Immediately went to the scene of the
shooting. Hundreds of people gathered
near Shipman's house, and .".00 shots
were KiureI into the house, Sliipman
replying. The lire company was called
our anil a hose led to the collar, which
was pumped full of water. About 11
o'clock a. 111. Shipmau appeared at a
window and fifty shots were tired at
him. It then became quiet Inside, and
Shipman's body was found on the
floor, full of bullets.
RAIL WRECK VICTIMS
Two Killed and Five Injured in the
Accident Near Asbton,
St. Paul. Minn.. June 2.:. A passen
ger train 011 the Sioux Ctiy branch of
the Chicago. St. Paul. Minneapolis and
Omaha railroad, due to arrive in St.
Paul at T:2."i a. in., jumped the track
near Ashton. Ia., almut l:l 11. m. yes
terday. Two trainmen were killed, live
others seriously hurt, ami a number of
passengers received minor injuries.
The dead are C. J. Kohinson. of Sioux
City. Ia.. mail clerk, and Par
rot t. fireman.
The injured, all serious, are: James
r.rskinc. St. Paul: F. K. Weston. St.
Paul; C. H. Hall. St. Paul: I. S.
Thompson all mail clerks. The engi
neer of the train, name not ascer
tained, was badly hurt, but will re
cover. The cause of the wreck is said to
have been a . misplaced switch. The
train was running at n high rate of
speed, and when it left the track the
mail cars and smoker piled up on top
of the engine.
Causes Many Narrow Kscapes at
Dallas, Texas, This
Dallas, June 23. The center sec
tion of the St. James hotel collapsed
this morning. Thirteen men were
buried in the debris. None were kill
ed, but nine were injured, three ser
iously. ENGLAND'S ROYAL PAIR
ARRIVE IN LONDON
London. "June 23. t he. king and
queen arrived from Windsor at noon
todav. The king appeared in his
usual health. '
Kerond Attempt to llnrn m Town.
Ottumwa. Ia.. June Si. For the
second time within a few weeks an at
tempt was made Saturday to bum the
town of Lneona. Warren connry. The
buildings on one side of Main street
were destroyed. The citizens are great
ly aroused and are making efforts to
locate the supposed incendiaries. The
loss is $10,0ou. .
SIX BLOCKS ON FIRE
Spectacla That Kept Portland,
Ore-, Up Pretty Late Last
FLAMES SHOOT HIGH INTO THE AI
Property Worth! $000,000 Iteduced
to Ahes and Dcbitis. with In
surance of SOO.OOO.
Portland, Ore., June 2H. A Cre that
started shortly before midnight Sat
urday in the Phoenix Irfui works, for
merly the Wolff iV Zwhker plant, on
Fast Madison and Fast Water streets,
burned for four hours and destroyed
six blocks of buildings, valued at :t;i0,
WX. The insurance amounted to about
$20n,(i(U. It was long after daylight
before the tire burned itself out. The
principal losses are: Fast Side Lumber
company, $1oo.imk; insurance. .::o.
000. Phoenix Iron works, Jf.so.iXMi; in
surance $..i.(ko; J. 11. Johnston ship
yard. STo.iMin; insurance, SKM'iMi. Port
land City and Oregon Kail road com
pany. $::(.( K); insurance. X'l l.OOO. Mad
ison street bridge. S2."i.OUO. City of
Portland, roadways. $20.oiiU. Standard
Oil company. $1.1.000. Parlen, Oren
dorir fc Co.. .1.-..mmj. Torpedo saloon
and hotel, :10,0ui. Miscellaneous. .?U0,
00U. Flames I.e.ip 200 lVet Into tlio Air.
Ten minutes after the lire was dis
covered the entire plant of the Phoe
nix works was in llamos. The tire
spread south to Johnston's shipyard
and north to the Fast Side Lumber
company's mill, destroying both. Sev
eral hundred thousand feet of dry lum
ber in the mill yard fed the flames,
which leaped 200 feel into the air.
Iu the Johnston shipyard a schooner
awaiting repair and a barge under
construction were destroyed, together
with a lot of valuable machinery. The
fire spread next to the east, taking in
the Standard Oil company's plant and
the warehouse of Parlen. OrendorfV iV
'Co.. implement dealers. The Standard
Oil company's warehouse and two oil
tanks were next destroyed.
Free Swlnitt Can still Ite Had.
' The spans of the Madison street
bridge across the Willla motto river
were burned out next and tumbled in
to the river. Then the warehouse and
freight depot of the Portland City and
Oregon street railway, adjoining the
bridge on the west, were attacked and
quickly destroyed. The frit' swimming
baths, moored at the bridire. were in
imminent danger, but were towed
away in time.
Fire llepartment Handii-apped.
The lire department was badly
handicapped for want of water. The
engines could not reach the river, and
the main water pipes being too small
the supply was inadequate. The city
has no tire boat, and it was impossible
to light the lire from the river side.
All the buildings destroyed were wood
on structures except the warehouse of
the Standard Oil company and Parlen,
Orondorff iV: (Vs. which were brick.
JUDGE MARK BANGS,
ILLINOIS PIONEER, DEAD
Chicago. June 2:!. Judge Mark
liangs who. in the 0"s was one of
the best known republican politicians
in tin- state and had a national rel
utation. died here today, aged SO.
SPRING, SPRING, GENTLE SPRING
Am fSlie Fades Away Leaves the Cold
Itreatli oT Winter.
Marquette. Mich.. June 2."!. The last
day of spring wituossed the novel spec
tacle of snow falling in various sec
tions of the upper peninsula. Light
Hurries wore experieiiciil in Marquette.
At Ishpemiiig half an inch came down,
and at Ironwood nearly two inches
Chicago. June 2::. Telegrams from
many points in Nebraska and Iowa re
port frosts, none, however, severe
enough to injure crops of any kind to
any considerable extent.
Hardwlelc Was tlte OitiekeNt.
Decatur, Ala.. June 2.!. Dr. J. P.
Thompson was shot and killed Satur
day by Jasper Hardwick. at Cedar
Plains," ton miles from Decatur. Hard
wick surrendered to the sheriff, giving
as his reason for the shooting that Dr.
Thompson had sworn to kill him, and
had been carrying a shotgun. The
sheriff released Hardwick on his own
Milner Is liovernor of Hie Transvaal.
Pretoria. Juno2.'t. Lord Milner. who
was Pritish high commissioner in
South Africa, took the oath as gov
ernor of the Transvaal here yesterday
in the presence or a large assemblage
of people. He was heartily cheered
by these present and t salute in his
honor was tired from the fort.
Dentil of .fudge iary's Wife.
Whoaton. Ills.. Juno 2-'!. Mrs. Flbert
II. Gary, wife of Judge Libert II.
Gary, chairman of the executive board
of tlie I'nited States Steel -orHration,
died Sat unlay night at the family resi
lience in Whoaton, from malignant
stomach trouble and other complica
Gives Home for a Hospital.
Springfield. Ills.. June -23. Dr. Mc
Fall. of MaP.oon, has deisled his line
farm of ."'.JO acres, near that city, for
u Protestant hospital.
Kilns Ileli'Kalious Choseu.
Detroit. June 2.'J. News from Up
per Michigan tells of solid Pliss dele
gations from Marquette, Houghton and
rtrief of the Hons Proceedings.
Washington. June 2:5. Debate upon
the Philippine civil government bill
lagged in the house Saturday. Early
in the day the eorrCcjrenee reports on
the military academy and sundry civil
appropriation bills were adopted. A
jdht session was held.
Put By Mitchell in His Rejoinder to the
Publication of Coal Operators.
U. M. W. PRESIDENT GIVES FIGURES
That the Colliers Have Cause for
Their Revolt Against Conditions.
Wilkosbarre, Pn., June 2.3. Presi
dent John Mitchell, of the United Mine
Workers, yesterday issued an address
to the public. It is partly a reply to
the letters of the operators declining
to accede to the demands of the union,
which was published about ten days
ago. Iirielly summarized the address
says that every possible means was re
sorted to in the effort to prevent the
strike; asserts that the cost of living
has increased to the point where the
miner is compelled to ask for higher
wages: deniejf the allegations of the
operators tlia' the productive capacity
of the miue workers has fallen off,
and insists that it has increased;
quotes otiicial figures to substantiate
the content ion that the employers can
pay higher wages without increasing
the cost of coal to the consumer.
Iteclares Freight Kates the Trouble.
It then asserts that the coal carry
ing railroads, which control about S3
per cent, of the mines, absorb the
protlts of their coal companies by
charging exorbitant freight rates; says
that a ton at the mines means any
where from 2,7-l to :j.l!M pounds', in
stead of 2.2-U'. and that more men are
killed and injured in the anthracite
mines of Pennsylvania aunually than
were killed or wounded during the
Spanish-America 11 war in (Tuba. The
address also says that in the event the
union is crushed which, it adds, is
not likely a new organization would
rise froiu the ruins. It concludes with
another appeal for arbitration of all
questions in dispute.
As to the Work and M'ajes
With reference to the work and
wages the statement says: "For more
than twenty-five years the anthracite
coal mine workers of IVnsylvania
have chafed and groaned under the
most intolerable and inhuman condi
tions of employment imaginable. Their
average annual earnings have been
less than those of any other class of
workmen in the United States.
The total number of persons employed
in and around the anthracite coal
mines is 1-17..M; they are employed
never to exceed 2i days in any one
year, and they receive as compensa
tion for their services an average of
1.42 for a ton-hour work day. It will
thus bo noted that they earn annually
less than )?:;ih. True It is
than a JO per cent, increase in wages
was granted by the coal operators as
a strike concession two years ago. but
it is also true that a large portion of
this 10 per cent, was paid back to the
companies to buy the suppression of
au old powder grievance.'
MEN HAVE NOT HETEBIOKATKO
They 1" rod lice More Coal Fcr Man l'er
Day, Not Less, as Charged.
Keferring to the assertion of the op
erators that the men have detorioratd
iu their productive ability, which is
taken by Mitchell as a dodge that the
U. M. W. makes poorer workmen, the
statement says: "From 1s;k) to 1900,
inclusive, the mines were in active
operation an average of 1.S2 days per
year, and for each person employed
there were produced IWo.oS tons of coal
per year, or for each day the mines
were in operation 2.bi tons were pro
duced per employe; while in the year
I'.HJl, againsts which the operators
so bitterly complain, the mines
were in operation 1!D, days,
and there were produced 475.43
tons for each person employed,
oi for each day. the mines were in op
eration 2.30 tons were produced per
employe; thus showing conclusively
that instead of a deterioration there
was a decided improvement in the pro
ductive capacity of the men after they
became thoroughly organized.
"The railroad presidents contend that
they cannot Increase wages without
making a corresponding Increase In
the soling rrice of their product to the
consumer; and have accused the mine
workers of suggesting a proposition
that would impose a hardship upon
the public by increasing the market
price of coal 10 cents a ton, the
amount that would have been re
quired to met all the demands made
by the minors": however, their solicitude
for the public weal has not deterred
them from advancing the market price
of their coal more than 1 per ton
since the strike was inaugurated, with
out giving any part of his increase to
the mine workers."'
In substantiation of the claim that
the coal companies can afford to pay
Increased wages to the mine workers
without Increasing the cost of coal to
the consumers. Mitchell submits ex
tracts from government reports which
show that during the eleven years,
INtHM'JOO. the average home value of
all coal mined anil. sold was $1.48 per
ton. while the average price
for the marketed anthracite coal that
is, the product shipped to market or
sold to local trade was $1.S7, the
highetst figure obtained since 1SSS. "In
other words, while, according to Presi
Ident Olyphant. 1.5 cents per ton rep
resents the operators' increased cost of
m-nduetiou iu 1.)01. U'J cents per ton
as comparea witn V.ou represents tne
increased value of the product to tho
JOHN MARKLE'S TESTIMONY
As to the Fronts When Coal Is Selling at
$l..-.l l'er Ton.
Further evidence of the ability oC
the coal mine operators to pay in
creased wages is found by Mitchell in
the sworn testimony of John Markle,
managing partner of the G. P.. Mar
kle Coal company, an "independent'
firm. Markle swore that under his
management from bS'.Mi to 1804, inclu
sive, the partnership made the large
profits of over $l,O0O.iiuO. During the
live years referred to by Markle th
home value of coal produced by the
anthracite coal companies was $1.C1
per ton. "If the T. K. - Markle com
pny could make a profit of over $1,
jhxi.ihiii iu five years at that price, does
it not seem reasonable to, suppose that
the larger companies whose cost of
production is necessarily less could
make a sufficient profit when the home
value of their coal was .S1.1S7 per ton,
to enable them to pay the
anthracite mine workers the small pit
tance asked for bv thomV" Mitchell
Mitchell cites other reports to show!
that the operators can pay more wages
without injuring their prospects for
proiits.and then says: "President Paer.
the recognized spokesman of the coal
trust, made the statement that he was
reaily to submit the books of the coal
departments for our examination in
order to prove that wages could not
be increased. This proposition on the
surface appears reasonable, but when
dissoted and analyzed it is positively
absurd. Eighty-five or '.to per cent,
of all coal produced in the anthracite
regions is from mines owned and op
erated by the various coal carrying
railroads; the freight charges for haul
ing n ton of anthracite coal one mile
are three times as great as thos(j of
other roads for hauling a ton of bit Om
inous coal one mile.
"As a consequence the coal depart
ments, while actually earning enor
mous profits on a legitimate business,
may and do appear to be losing money,
for the reason that the railway de
partments absorb the profits of the
coal departments by charginir the coal
departments exorbitant freight rates.
They thus rob Peter to pay Paul. It
cannot be said iu extenuation that
there Is any peculiar neta-ssity for this
triple charge on hard coal, for all
other kinds of freight very much
more troublesome to handle and more
perishable are carried at a far lower
In reply to the statement that the
reason the miners are required to give
from 2.740 to :5.1!K pounds for a ton
is to provide for impurities in the coal
as dug by the miners. Mitchell asks
when, then, do the companies dock tho
miners earnings from lo to 15 per
cent, for this very purpose compen
sation to the companies for impurities?
Mitchell declares that the miners have
been grossly maligned in being called
a lawless class, etc.. and appeals to the
police court records of the region to
prove his assertions.
The statement closes as follows:
A"e repeat our proposition to arbi
trate all questions In dispute: and if
our premises are wrong, if our posi
tion is untenable, if our demands can
not be sustained by facts and figures,
we will again return to the mines, take
up our tools of industry, and await the
day when we shall have a more right
eous cause to claim the approval of tho
liazleton. Pa.. June '2:. Two Dela
ware, Schuylkill ami Susquehanna
trains of anthracite, coal left the
yards here today bound for North
Amboy, X. J. This is the first con
signment of anthracite coal sent
from here to tide water since the
strike went into effect.
SOME SIGNS OF PEACE
Strikers at Paterson Ready to Con
sider Terms of Settle
ment. Paterson. X. J., June 23. Although
many silk mills opened at the usual
hour this " morning, it is estimated
less than a third of the regular num
ber of employes returned to work.
Everything is quiet.
Paterson, June 23. At a meeting of
the. striking dyers and helpers today,
the executive committee was given
power to end the strike on the best
terms that could be procured if it
could obtain a conference with the
employers. Heretofore the men have
insisted that their demands be com
plied with to the letter. The new at
titude assumed by them it is believed
will end the trouble.