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VOL. MI. NO. 9.
BOCK ISLAND, rLIi., TUESDAY, OCTOBEB 28, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
New York Democrats
Fill Madison Square
CHEERS FOR COLER
Adlai E. Stevenson and
D. B. Hill Among
New York, Oct. 28. Ten thousand
men and women crowded Madison
Square Garden last night at the most
important democratic rally of the
campaign. Distinguished irien of pub
lic affairs from half a doen states
made addresses. Although Bird 8.
Coler. the democratic nominee for
governor, was not scheduled to take
an active, part in the proceedings of
the evening, his appearance in a box
during the course of the evening at
tracted the attention of the multi
tude and he was cheered for several
minutes and fairly dragged to the
platform, where ex-Vice President
Adlai Stevenson, who was speaking,
yielded the platform that he might
accede to the popular clamor for a
speech. William S. Devery inarched
into the hall shortly after ! o'clock
at the head of several hundred of his
followers of the Xinth district's li.em
bers of William Devery association.
The Devery columns were accompani
ed by two big brass bands, both play
ing the song. -.ir. Deveree," ahd bore
many transparencies attesting loyal
ty to the democratic state and con
Stevenson the Chief Speaker
Adlai K. Stevenson, of Illinois, de
livered the principal address of the
evening. Among other things he
said: "Xot withstanding our lmasted
prosperity and the individual for
tunes that have suddenly been ac
cpiired, the sad fact remains that to
the mass of the people this oft re
peated boast of prosperity is but a
mockery. It is that of the favored
few. To the mass conditions have
seldom been more exacting; rarely
less hopeful than at this moment.
For more than five years past all de
partments of the general government
have been in the hands of the republi
cans, and the republican organiza
tion has, with iron will, dominated its
"The ship subsidy bill has already
passed the senate and is now pending
in the house. Republican victory at
the approaching election will insure
the triumph of this bill, by which our
national treasury will be depleted in
the interest of great, corporations.
This bill only bides its time, and is
but the forerunner of others of
greater magnitude yet to follow. The
democratic party is, and lias been
from the beginning, the antagonist
of all subsidy bills, of all legislation
which enriches the few at the ex
pense of the many.
"Uepublican triumph means an in
dorsement of our treatment of Cuba,
the condition of whose people today
is a sad one indeed. Her trade rela
tions with Spain are gone forever.
Her condition is one of financial and
industrial ruin. She is the victim of
the sugar trust. The party in power
has failed to keep faith with the un
fortunate people. The often promis
ed reciprocity has never material
ized. "The enormities of the present tar
'iff laws now demand attention. The
real meaning of protection is now
well understood. Under the high tar
iff virtually prohibitory in many in
stances the manufacturer indeed
finds protection. He is given a clear
track. Colossal fortunes have sud
denly been acquired. The American
people understand now, as never lie
fore, that a prohibitory tariff protect
ing a class protecting the favored
few means the roblery of the many.
High protection is odious class legis
lation. The Trust EIL
"The trust is the crying evil of to
day. By combinations of capital un
known to our earlier days, against
public policy and in many instances
in direct violation of state laws the
small dealer has been driven from the
field. The field being clear compe
tition "destroj-ed managers of the
various trusts fix prices to the con
sumer at their own pleasure. Is it
possible that the people are indiffer
ent to this growing evil? Is there no
remedy? The trusts followed close
in the wake of the Dingley tariff,
which made the existence of trusts
possible. As a step in the right direc
tion, let all trust made goods be plac
ed on the free list. By the election of
RJGHT OF CONTROL
OF TICKER. NEWS
Federal Court Hands Down Impor
tant Decision as to Western
Chicago, Oct. 28. An important
principle of law was established to
day when the judges of the federal
court of appeals handed down an
opinion to the effect that the Western
Lnion Telegraph company has the
right of. property in the news which
it gather and that such right does
not cease when the news is published
on tickers rented to its patrons. In
laying down this new principle the
court attiirms two decisions of the
lower court and forever enjoins the
National Telegraph News company.
the Illinois Commission company and
other defendants from using the quo
tations in question.
The court of appeals also affirmed
the decision of the district court that
the Chicago Board of Trade can con
trol its ((notations and that no one
has a right to use them without com
plying with the regulations of the
board regarding their distribution.
YATES DOES NOT IMPROVE:
Springfield. 111.. Oct. 28. The con
dition of Gov. Yates was not improv
ed today. Yesterday his fever rose
gradually and in the afternoon it
reached 103. Considerable alarm is
felt over "the symptoms. Dr. C. 1
raylor. the executive's physician.
said that it was impossible to tell yet
what the outcome of the attack
would be. He could not tell whether
the governor would have malarial
fever or typhoid or either. It would
be two or three days at best before
he could accurately diagnose the
The physician alo said the patient.
was not in a dangerous condition and
he did not think the ailment would be
of long duration or of a serious na
a democratic congress there will be
hope for relief."
Senator C. Carmack. of Tennessee,
ex-Gov. Budd. of California, John 1).
McMahon, of Koine. N. Y.. Mayor
Sehmitz, of San Francisco, and ex-
Senator David B. Hill and W. K.
Hearst were other speakers.
CLEVELAND IS IN HARMONY.
Declares Democrats Are on the Right Track
nil Should Win
Princeton. X. J.. Oct. 28. Former
President (Srover Cleveland talked en
thusiastically to press representa
tives of the democratic party's policy
and prospects of success in the land
ing campaign, "it is generally felt,"
Mr. Cleveland said, "that the denu-
cratic party stands on solid ground
this year in unequivocally declaring
for a revision of the tariff. But, then.
everybody knows where I stand on
that question. It is now, and will be
until equitably settled, the paramount
issue in American politics.
"I feel much interested in my party
this year, but do not want to take an
active and prominent part in the
struggle. I consented with reluct
ance to make a short speech at Mor-
ristown next Thursday, because -the
circumstances were represented to
me as being exceptional and it was
thought that I could do some good.
"But the fact that I consented has
gone out and has brought down on
me an avalanche of applications for
me to make speeches or write letters
or otherwise get into the fight. This
I cannot do. There are other demo
crats who are coming forward and I
am quite content to stay in retire
ment- and enjoy the repose of home
Chicago Horse Show Blows In.
Chicago. Oct. 28. The third annual
horse show opened here yesterday
amidst the blare of trumpets and the
plaudits of society people. The Coli
seum, where the event is being held. Is
completely festooned with flags of all
nations and bunting and presents a
most attractive appearance. The ex
hibits greatly exceed those of former
years awl all indications point to an
exhibition that will surpass anything
of the kind ver held In Chicago.
Hope Hall Is Decldeo.
Fort Dodge. Ia., Oct. 28. "Hope
Hall." the home for ex-convlcts lo
cated on the beautiful farm of JU S.
Coffin, near this city, was dedicated
Sunday by addresses by Mrs. Balling
ton Booth: Warden Hunter, of Ana
mosa, and J. H.Cownie, of Des Moines,
member of the state lioard of control.
Mrs. Booth's visit was made solely to
attend the dedication.
Foal Kali Commits Homicide.
Bellfontalne. O., Oct. 28. A pecullai
fatality occurred at a ball game here
yesterday. Thomas Wslker was pass
ing an open knife to a companion when
a foul ball struck his hand and drove
the blade into his side, severing an ar
tery. Walker died almost instantly.
Local Sportsmen Are Excited.
Manning. Mich., Oct. 28. Local
sportsmen are somewhat excited over
the rumor that Btate Game Warden
Morse has appointed forty depnties to
enforce the game laws In this and
adjacent counties during the coming
In Pealing with Uncle Sam About
v That Coveted Strip 0f
IN WHICH THE CANAL WILL BE DUG
Wants Cash Payments Fixed Nov
Xot Pleaded with Her First
Washington, Oct. 28. The long ex
pected response of the Colombian gov
ernment to the proposition made by
the state department for the negotia
tion of a canal treaty on the lines of
the SjKoner act has reached Washing
ton and has been presented to the state
department by Herran, secretary of
the Colombian legation. It is difficult
to learn the exact nature of this com
munication, but it is known that it is
not altogether aix unqualified accept
ance of the state department's propo
sitions. It is, however, friendly and
diguitied in tone, and does not close,
the negotiations by any means, though
it unquestionably sets back the date
of final agreement by opening up new
topics for argument.
Wants Some Profit front the Deal.
For one thing the Colombian govern
ment is entirely dissatisfied with the
amount of the payment to be luade to
it by the United States under th
terms of the protocol which it is pro
posed to use as the basis for the treaty.
This sum is $7.tMKUH0. Colombia
wants at least fUMMnMNiO. Moreovet
the original proposal'looked to a wait
for fourteen years'lefore beginning the
payment of annual rental, the amount
of which was to le then fixed by
mutual agreement. Colombia now asks
the United States to agree at once on a
lump yearly payment of $G0,000,
which will considerably Increase the
immediate cost of the enterprise.
Cannot Alienate Territory.
The Colombian government clings to
Its contention that it has no constitu
tional authority to alienate any Co
lombian territory, and reiterates that
the lest it can do to meet the language
of the Spooner act which looks to
perpetual control oy the United States
over the canal strip is to make a 1(H
year lease, with a distinct stipulatiou
that the same shall be renewable by
the United States at the expiration of
the first century.
OIK CASK IS PREJCU1CED
Because of Action at the Isthmus Under
One obstacle which It is believed
will Interfere somewhat with the im
mediate resumption of negotiation of
the treaty is the feeling aroused in Co
lombia by the notions of United States
naval officers during the revolutionary
movements there. These are deojared
to have been bitterly resented in Bo
gota, where it was felt that the United
States officers had exceeded their au
thority in Interfering with the trans
portation of Colombian soldiers across
the isthmus railroad a riyht the Co
lombian officials have asserted Is guar
anteed them by treaty.
The controversy growing out of the
attitude of these officers was taken up
by the Colombian state department
with United States Minister Hart, at
Bogota, and so far as known has not
yet been definitely settled. The ques
tion at issue touches the question of
sovereignty and has an important bear
ing on the iending subject. The Co
lombian legation officials decline to dis
cuss the latest response made by Co
lombia, but the opinion prevails that
Included within its scope are some rep
resentations respecting or growing out
of recent events on the isthmus.
ROBBERS MAKE HAUL:
ANOTHER IOWA HOLD-UP
Des Moines, Oct. 28. Bobbers dyna
mited the safe of the Iowa State bnnk
at Prairie City early today and se
cured about $4.(MK). They exchanged
a fusilade. of shots with the night
watchman and citizens, but escaped.
Bloodhounds have been put on the
Members Repudiate Trustee Action.
Denver, Oct. 28. The members of
the Central Christian vhurch. by a
vote of 1-"V4 to 12. rejected the resigna
tion of Uev. Bruce Brown, which had
leen tendered on recommendation of
the elders. The action of the congre
gation was made unanimous on motion
of one of the paster's oponents. The
opposition to Brown had its origin in
his inviting labor union leaders to dis
cuss laltor questions from his pulpit.
Deal Is Declared OIK
nttsburg, Oct. 28. The deal by
which it was expected the Standard
OH company would acquire the fran
chises and projerty of the Wheeling
Natural Gas company for $.".1(MMK0
has practically oeen declared off. The
option which the Standard Oil com
pany held expired yesterday, and the
purchase wa not made.
Ordered Oat of the Room.
New' York. Oct. 28. At the Croker
trial yesterday Augustine Ledwith. as
sociated with John J. Delaney as coun
sel for the tire chief, was ordered out
of the trial room by Commissioner
Sturgls for refusing to apologize to As
sistant Corporation. Counsel Whitman.
COLOMBIA IS CAB
DEKALB IS MUCH
DOWN IN DUMPS
Town From Whicb Cupid Has Fled
and Those Who Marry Peo
ple Oat of Business.
DeKalb.Ills., Oct. 28. Persons wno
for a consideration marry people in
tihs town have taken down their signs
and quit the business. Kven the par
sons have given up the hope of brac
ing up their salaries with occasional
ceremonial f ees. The trouble has been,
caused by the formation of two club's,
one by women who resolved that they
woulu ravor the attention of no man
who did not conduct himself according
to rules prescribed by the club. Since
the court house fight Is over the men
have been looking about for somebody
with whom t pick a fuss, and they
have concluded to war upon the
Bachelor Maidens' club.
They have formed an organization to
be known as the Sous of Best, and
have adopted a set of cast-iron regu
lations regarding the qualifications of
a woman permitted to be favored by
any members of the Sons of Best. In
the matter of restrictions in dress and
behavior on or off the street there is
absolutely no hope for any one with
a marriageable inclination, and even
Cupid has shut up shop ami left the
LORD HAD TOLD HIM TO DIE
Exclamation of a Man Who Tried to Kill
Hlmseir on the Kails at
Chicago, Oct. 28. "The Lord has
told uie to die, and here's the place to
do it." With these words, followed
by a maniacal laugh. Jacob Smith, a
miner of Pern. Ills., started on a run
down the Incline at the Chicago. Mil
waukee and St. Paul viaduct. Lincoln
street and Ridge avenue. Evanston,
just as a train was approaching. When,
half way down he stumbled and rolled
to the bottom, across the track and es
caped the wheels of the Ioconiotie be
neath which he seemed to wish death.
The train passed before he recovered
from the effects of his fall, but his
trip down the incline apparently led
him to repeat It. He climbed to the
top again and waited for another train.
This time he lay down ami rolled from
the top to the tracks below, and would
have been run over had not a jolire
in.in caught him a few feet from the
rails. He was arrested and found to
be mentally deranged.
SO GOOD OF BERNHARDT
She Concludes to Forget That Little
Germo-Frankttth I'npleasantrles of
the Easjy 70's.
Berlin, Oct. 28. Sana h Bernhardt,
for the first time since 1870, played in
Germany last night. She appeared in
"Fedora" at the IJoyal theater before
an assemblage of' members of the no
bility and the first social personages
of Berlin. EmHror William and the
empress were not present, but they
sent a wreath.
The actress was tumultuously ap-
plaudcd. At tlu end of each act she
was recalled four or five times, and
at the close of the performance, after
her sixth recall, and surrounded by a
mass of flowers and wreaths, Mme.
Bernhardt said: "If statesmen can for
get, so can I."
PIONEER RESIDENT MISSING
He Goes Hunting Sunday and with a Com
panion Falls to Return at Latest
LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 28. C. F. Se
gelke. president of the Segelke & Kohl
haus company, one of the largest sash
and door manufacturing concerns along
the river, and his nephew. Arthur
Buest.nged 21 years, have been miss
ing since Sunday night, and it is
feared that they have been drowned
in the Mississippi.
They, with a party of eight others,
went fishing Sunday. Segelke and his
nephew left the party tit Crosby Point,
and were to be picked up when the
launch returned on its way home. They
were not there, and all efforts to find
them have proven unsuccessful. Three
searching parties are out at present.
Segelke was a pioneer resident of this
Charges Against the Home.
Blooinington. Ills.. Oct. 28. Charges
of cruelty to their daughters, aged 17
and 13. while inmates of the Soldiers'
Orphans' Home here, by Mr. and Mrs.
Geer, of Danville, are emphatically de
nied by Superintendent K. S.McCaulcy.
of that institution. The parents charge
that both children were punished by
rulers, hose and straps, and assert that
welts on their liodles are still visi
ble. Superintendent McCauley lias is
sued a signed statement addressed to
the trustees of the Institution, request
ing an immediate and thorough inves
tigation. Cases of Leprosy In Iowa.
Eldora. Ia.. Oct. 28. Two cases of
leprosy have been reported to the state
board of health, one from Gilmore City
and the other from Humboldt.' The
latter Is that of a Scandinavian wom
an. 21, years of age, who came to this
country five years ago. Isolation has
been advised In both cases, preferably
in their respective families, since Iowa
bas no home for loiers.
Photo-Engravers in Congress.
Cincinnati. Oct o TTn internation
al congress of Photo-Kngra vers asso
ciation convened here yesterday and
will continue Us cessions all week.
Of What the President Will Say
in His Message to Congress
WILL TALK OF TfiUSTS AND TARIFFS
Which Will Occupy First Place Will
Also Discuss the Anthracite
Washington, Oct. 28. President
Roosevelt's second message promises to
be a highly original state paper, and
will reflect the characteristics of its
writer in a high degree. In reality
it will be his fir-st great effort in frain
ing a message to congress. His first
one was written shortly after he as
sumed the presidential chair. I "resi
dent Boosevelt has many great ques
tions to deal with that have uriscu
during his own administration, to a
large extent. Much work lias been
done on the forthcoming message to be
sejit to congress when that body as
sembles in December. Foremost in
importance of the questions considered
will be the tariff and the trusts. The
president will discuss them separately,
because he holds, with other Republic
an leaders, that the tariff is not re
sponsible for the trusts.
What He Slay Kraommend,
It is understood that he will rec
ommend the establishment of a perma
nent tariff commission, as far as pos
sible a non-partisan, unprejudiced
lody, which can take up at once the
consideration of all facts connected
with the tariff with a view to wise
recommendations to congress for
changes alovg certain lines, lie will
say that congress, without the assist
ance of a' trained lody like a commis
sion, cannot take up with wisdom and
justice the changes that are needed
and must be made. It will be pointed
out that congress is surrounded in the
readjustment of tariff schedules by in
fluences for or against such changes
that greatly hinder that unt nun mehHl
consideration which congress Itself
would prefer to give.
Will Follow the Line of His Speeches.
On the trust question the president
will follow the line of his recent
speeches. He will recommend that
safe and judicious legislation be
passed by congress for the regulation
and control of trusts, but will take
the position that pending the enact
ment of laws that may be of assist
ance, consid. 'ration may be given the
question of a constitutional amend
ment' for thorough control of these
mightv modern institutions.
KOX FREPABIXO A TKIST LAW
Which Is To Re In the Message Will
Consider the Miners Strike.
It is understood that Attorney Gen
eral Knox is engaged in the prepara
tion of a measure that will go before
congress supplementing laws iu exis
tence for the control of the trusts and
that the president may make a spec! tic
recommendation for the enactment of
this into law. taking the position that
it is a good legal step and within the
limits of the constitution. In part, it is
said on good authority, this measure
for remedial legislation, which will be
incoriKirated in the president's mes
sage, will provide for publicity of the
business of all corioration.s.
It will prevent dangerous trusts
from watering their stocks, thereby
creating fictitious conditions that open
danger to the entire business of the
country. Under present conditions the
trusts are enabled to carry on the most
dangerous enterprises without the pul
lic being apprised of the conditions
surrounding them. The president holds
that the general welfare of the people
is endangered. Publicity will reveal
te facts, so that what further reme
dies are needed may be determined.
This will not harm honest corpora
tions, but rather will be a port ect ion
to them by making at healthier condi
tion. The miners strike will le consider
ed in the message, and the president's
efforts to bring about a settlement will
be discussed. The arbitration com
mission having the strike in hand is
expected to have its report In the pres
ident's hands at least a week before
congress meets, and Roosevelt will
await this before he considers the mat
ter of strikes and a remedy for the ad
justment of conflicts between employe
and employer. This will be the last
subject treated in the message.
Conditions in tue Philippine. Porto
Rico and Hawaii will be discussed at
length. The Isthmian canal will re
ceive much attention, and the report of
Attorney General Knox on the legal
status of the Panama Canal company
will be taken up. The president will
renew his reconiendations for legisla
tion that will recognize the Indian as
an individual and not as a member of
a tribe. The president holds that tri
bal relations should be broken, the
funds divided and the lands and mon
eys of the Indians allotted to them in
dividually, so that they may have the
opportunity of proving whether they
are making progress as citizens.
Child's Life Worth bnt $3,000.
Des Moines. Ia., Oct. 28. In a ease
from Webster county the supreme
court has decided that In this state
the "recovery of damages for the loss
of life of a child under 5 years of age
cannot exceed $3,000.
HOME FROM EUROPE
Mrs. Douglas Robinson, Sister of the
President, a Very Siclc
Xew York. Oct. 2S. Mrs. Douglas
Robinson, sister of President Roose
velt, who arrived from Kurope today,
is reported to have been seriously ill
during, the entire voyage. At her
home this afternoon it was said she
was a very sick woman. Mr. Robin
son said: "We believe it is an at
tack of grip."
NEW CATHOLIC BISHOPS ARE
CONSECRATED IN ST. PAUL
St. Paul. Oct. 2S. Right Rev. .John
Storiha. of St. Paul, and Right Rev.
James J. Keane, of Minneapolis, wen
today consecrated bishop of Lead, S.
D., and Wyoming, respectively, at St.
Paul's cathedral (Roman Catholic) in
the presence of a large assemblage.
MINING LOOKS PROMISING
Instead of Men Being Laid Off New Ills
Are in Great Demand in
Negaunee. Mich.. Oct. 28. The ab
sorbing by the big and small steel
trusts of the small mines in Lake Su
perior means much for the Marquette
range and Xegaunee in particular. The
Ohio is another mine that will be re
sumed as soon as it can be got in
readiness. A temporary pumping plant
has been put in to pump out the water
and up-to-date machinery is being es
tablished. Xever in the history of this range
has the wint-r season of mining looked
so promising. Heretofore at this time
of the year men have been laid off;
now laborers, especially practical min
ers, are in great demand. The coal
strike has diove many of the better
class of miners here, all of whom arc
working and express themselves as as
tonished at the large wages received
and the better condition of things in
general as compared with Pennsyl
vania. Lumbermen also complain of
lack of men. although higher wages
are offered than ever before.
NOT JUST AS WAS STATED
About Those British Non-Corns. Who Were
Coming Over Here to Give Ex
hibitions. Catsklll. X. Y.. Oct. 2S. Major Gen
eral S. R. M. Young is a guest of Ceo.
W. McLanaliau. of Washington, at Mc
Lanahan's country home here. Gen
eral Young said yesterday that a pub
lished report relating to the coming
to the I'nited States of non-commissioned
officers of the British army was
misleading. It is possible, he said,
that the Britishers, who are trained
atldetes. may come over and give ex
hibitions at the military tournament
at Mr.dison Square garden next spring.
Such exhibitions, he added, might
prove interesting to United Statesans
as showing the results of physical
training in England. The British train
ing, according to General Young, is not
superior to the system at West Point,
but is much better than can be found
at United States military posts.
STARVING NATIVES ARE
MARCHING ON THE CITY
Yorkton. Assinaboin. Oct. 2S. Fif
teen hundred starving Doukhobors
are marching into town. They are
now three miles out. A hasty meet
ing of the town council has been
summoned. Special constables are
being sworn in and citizens are great
Enraged Hull Inthetreets.
Intlianapolis. Oct. 28. An enraged
bull made his escape from the stock
yards and terrorized the southern part
of the city. He ran amuck in the dis
trict of South and West streets, and
on the corner of South and Pennsyl
vania streets gored Charles Gregory,
a Postal Telegraph boy. The Iki.v's leg
was broken. The bull also gored .1. T.
Carpenter, a J.. M. and I. flagman. It
was followed down the railroad tracks
by men sent out from the stock yards
and was killed.
Made a tTonderful Discovery.
Indianapolis. Oct. 28. Emmet
Greenfield, a molder employed in
Kvansville. claims that he has discov
ered an energy which will revolution
ize mechanical iwwer and solve the
problem of fuel and heat for all time.
By a simple device like an electric bat
tery, the construction of which is a
secret, he says he can extract energy
from the rays of the sun and transmit
it to motors for mechanical power, or
to stoves and furnaces.
Will Take It to the Grave.
Bay City. Mich., Oct. 28. A man
shot by an officer while skulking In a
lumlter yard here has been identified
as "Edward Riley," lately released
from the Saginaw jail. The man is
dying at the hospital with a bullet
near his heart. Riley refuses to tell
anything alont himself. "I have only
a short time to live." he says. "Y at
I know will go with me."
He Was Beating His Way.
Ames. Ia., Oct. 2S. P. 1 Kimberly,
of West Liberty, a student in the Iowa
State Agricultural college at this
place, was "killed by falling from a
Northwestern train while stealing a
ride from the city to the college
In the Line of the An
thracite Strike Com
TO BEGIN THURSDAY
Inspection of Mines and
Homes of the Miners
Whole Band to Go.
Washington. Oct. 28. The anthra
cite coal strike commission yesterday,
in the hearing room of the interstate
commerce commission, held its lirst
conference with the parties to the con
troversy in the anthracite regions.
There was a full representation of
loth operator and miners, and a num
ber of other interested parties were
present. Tht commission occupies! the
elevated seats generally tilled by mem
bers of the interstate commerce com-
JUSTICE GEORGE GRAY,
mission. Judge Gray, as president, oc
cupying the center. Wright, Wat kins
and Clark the seats to the right of him
in the order named, while General Wil
son. Bishop Spalding and Parker sat
on the left in the order of their names.
The proceedings covered about two
hours' time, j.nd were given up entire
ly to a discussion of the time and
method of proceeding with the pro
Will First Go Over the Ground.
The commission decided to begin its
work next Thursday at ! a. iu..- the
first days of the investigation to be
devoted to i physical examination of
the mines and the homes of the min
ers, starting in the vicinity of Scran
ton. The entire anthracite field will
be covered. There was considerable
discussion over a proposition made by
the commission to have expert ac
countants appointed to audit the state
ments of wages and classification of
miners to be made by the operators for
the use of the commission, but no re
sult was reached on this iwint beyond
the announcement .by the chairman of
the commission's intention to appoint
such an accountant In case his serv
ices should be found necessary.
Basis of the Miners' Demands.
During the progress of the meeting
Mitchell, as the representative of the
miners, presented a copy of the orig
inal declaration of the miners, as
formulated by the Shaniokin conven
tion as the basis of the demands of
the miners. This demand is first, for
an increase of 20 per cent, in wages
of those not engaged by the day; sec
ond, a reduction of 2 per, cent, in
working hours of those engaged by the
day; third, the payment for coal mined
by weight at a minimum rate of (Ml
cents per ton of 2.24(1 pounds; fourth,
a wage agreement etween the opera
tors and the minersi for an adjustment
Baer's Objections to Mitchell.
Baer, on the part of the c-oal it
erators, took exception to Mitchell's
appearance before the commission as a
representative of the United Mine
Workers, but said that he had no ol
Jection to his presence as a represen
tative of the strikers, as such, iu their
individual capacity. The commission
made no attempt to settle the contro
versy, but It was made apparent that
the recognition of the miners union
will be an iniiortant and knotty prob
lem for the arbitrators. Mitchell stated
that he was here as the representative
of the anthracite miners solely.
BAER STATES WHAT HE WANTS
Believes in a Sliding Scale, Which He
Calls the Profit-Sharing Plan.
During the discussion as to details
Baer made a poiut of saving that the
case of each coal company would be
dealt with separately. He would con
tend for the sliding scale in the regu-
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