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VOIi. MI. NO. 33.
ROCK ISLAND, IMj., TUESDAY, NOVE3IBER 25, 1902.
PRICE TTVO CENTS.
FIND IRS. GORE
CANTEEN IS DEFENDED
HAVANA IS PARALYZED
A 1 TOAD US
TWO NEW JUDGES
Result of the American
Doctors' Inquiry in
TRAGEDY IS RECALLED
That May Become In
Paris, Nov. 23. The American doc
tors appointed by Consul Gowdy to
day held a post mortem examination
over the remains of Mrs. Kllen Gore.
The result tends to establish the faet
that the woman did not commit sui
cide. l'aris, Nov. -. Last Thursday
Helen Gore, a citizen of the United
States, was shot and killed while in the
apartments of a Russian musician
named De Uydzewski. He was arrest
ed and said it was an accident, and the
police and Consul General Gowdy have
since been busy investigating the mat
ter. The tragedy was presented in a
dm mac-tic aspect yesterday when the
"French officials took Ie Uydzewski to
the scene of the occurrence and com
pelled him to re-enact every detail of
the affair, this being done under the
practice of the French law which re
quires the reconstruction of the trag
edy in the presence of officials under
exactly the same conditions as it was
Ilmd to Ke-Enact the Scene.
The chainlter was arranged as on the
night of the fatality, and the same
weapon was placed in De Rydzewski's
, haiul to act put his version. As far as
known the prisoner went through the
ordeal without wavering from his first
story of the accidental fall of the re
volver. De Rydzewski re-enacted the
tinal scene, giving complete details as
to the positions of Mrs.- Gore and him
self. He said that he was lying on the
bed, fully dressed. Mrs. Gore was
seated at the foot of the bed, her legs
hanging down on the side nearest the
wall and her head thrown backwards
on the feather quilt which had been
rolled to form a cushion.
Sets De Kydzew.Wl at Liberty.
Wishing to take something from
the night table, he said, he knocked off
the revolver, which went off and the
ball struck Mrs. Gore in the face. As
the bullet was found buried in the hair
of the victim it is impossible to verify
the direction taken by the missile oth
erwise than by the wound. As a result
of yesterday's examination the exam
ining magistrate has decided to sot De
Uydzewski at liberty provisionally.'
IlertHlon Is Taking Note.
Refore the party left the house M.
Bertiilon, the criminologist, who is al
so Investigating the case on behalf of
the iolice. arrived and took several
photographs of the room, after asking
De Rydzewski to place everything in
exactly the same iiosition it occupied
at the moment of the tragedj-. It is re
ported that as he did this De Ryd
xewski evinced considerable emotion.
He afterward left in a cab escorted by
two ioli-emen, who conducted him to
the prison, where the necessary formal
ities attending his discharge from cus
tody was completed.
An International Aflair.
At the same time the case has as
sumed an International aspect by the
action of Consul General Gowdy in fol
lowing out the instructions of the state
department "at Washington and ap
pointing a commission composed of
four American doctors residing in Far
is to conduct an independent post-mortem
GOOD SHOWING IS MADE BY
' IOWA CENTRAL REPORT
New York, Nov. 25. The 13th annu
al report of the Iowa Cenrral rail
road shows total receipts of $2,543,
350, an increase of 11.35 per cent. The
net earnings are $586,831, an increase
of $72,240. The surplus shows an in
crease of $104,081, making the total
Carmean Charged with Embezzlement.
Marshalltown, la., Nov. 25. N. A.
Carniean, president of the Bhoades
Carmean Ruggy company, recently as
signed for the benefit of creditors, was
arrested yesterday on charges of'em
bezzlemnt and larceny. It is alleged
that Carmean appropriated money sent
to apply on notes at the time when he
knew the company was insolvent.
Site for a Puhlie Building.
Washington, Nov. 23. Assistant Sec
retary Taylor has selected as a site
for the federal building at Elkhart,
Ind., the northwest "corner Main and
Jackson streets; r-rice, $11,900.
Ashley SI. Gould, and. Francis M.
Wright Get Federal Places fn
District of Columbia.
Washington, Nov. 23. The presi
dent has decided to appoint Ashley
M. Gould, United States district "at
torney for the District of Columbia,
as associate judge of the- supreme
court for the District of Columbia, to
succeed the late Justice Bradley.
He also has decided to appoint
Francis M. Wright, of Illinois, to the
vacancy in the court of claims, caus
ed by the death of Judge Davis.
LEAGUED AGAINST PROFANITY
loonc "Women Organize to IM.conrag
Young Men from Clog "Cuas Word."
Sioux City, la.. Nov. 25. An anti
profanity league has been formed at
the little town of Bertha, Neb., which
is quite unique as an organization.
The constitution provides that the
membership shall be limited to young
women and that the chief object of
the league shall be to stop the swear
ing habit among young men. The
members of the order are to discourage
attentions from any young man who
indulges in swearing. -
Twenty-six young - women ave
signed the membership roll thus far.
One enthusiastic member proposed
that the members be prohibited from
speaking' to young men who swear,
but this radical idea was not adopted.
The first president of the Anti-Profanity
League is Miss Florence Kessler,
daughter of the proprietor of a depart
ment store at Bertha. The secretary
is Miss Birdie Carbon.
WOMAN KILLS TWO BEARS
She Ilear. a Commotion and Ueta Herself
Buiy with a Rifle with Great
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Nov. 23.
Mrs. Alfred Scales, wife of a farm
er living near the Soo, has the dis
tinction of outdoing President Roose
veit as far as killing bears is con
cerned. Hearing a commotion among
a flock of turkeys which she is raising
for Thanksgiving trade, she left the
house to investigate ami was sur
prised to find two bears chasing the na
tional bird about the farm yard.
Returniug to the house, she seized
her husband's rifle and opened lire.
Two shot wero sutijeient, and the hides
of the bruins will soon be in commis
sion as rugs on the farm house floor.
Silas Walter. Has Disappeared.
Sioux City, la., Nov. 25. The disap
pearance of Silas Walters, of Battle
Creek, Mich., in Sioux City has pre
sented a mystery to the ilice which
completely battles them. Walters was
prominent, an Odd Fellow and had a
large bridge building contract in Ida
county. He came to Sioux City on the
night of Nov. 2. He was seen here
that evening just before dark and had
$200 in his pocket. Since then he has
not been seen.
Carrie Shies at a Soda Siphon.
Milwaukee, Nov. 25. Carrie Nation
left here Sunday. for Kansas City, in
response to a telegram announcing the
death of a brother. During the day
she visited several saloons, but did
no damage. At John Callahan's on
Grand avenue, Carrie was met by the
proprietor with a soda siphon, which
he turned on when she attempted to
enter. This wet welcome was so dis
couraging that the "smasher" retired.
One of the Rioter, a Dastard-
Cheybogan, Mich., Nov. 25. Eva
Featherstone, 16 years old, was shot in
the back, probably fatally, by one of
a party of five riotous men who passed
her In a wagon. John Uiordan, who
recently cam here from England, is
under arrest. The girl's assailant
jumped from the wagon and, it is
claimed, made an insulting proposal,
the shot being fired as the girl was
running away. Miss Featherstone has
identified Uiordan as her assailant.
He denies all knowledge of the affair.
Prison Garb for Navy Offenders.
Washington, Nov. 25. The navy de
partment has decided upon a distinc
tive prison garb for marines and en
listed men in the navy. Heretofore en
listed men serving terms in naval pris
ons have worn their old uniforms. This
was regarded as hard upon the other
men in the service.
' Martial Law Follows a Strike.
. Buenos Ayres, Nov. 25. As a result
of the strikes which have broken out
the government has issued a decree es
tablishing martial law in this city
throughout the provinces of Buenos
Ayres and Santa ye.
Win "Connolly Try It Aft-ala 1
London, Nov. 25. At the National
Sporting club last night, after a stub
born lifteen-roand contest "Jack" Pal
mer beat Eddy Connolly on points for
the middleweight championship and a
purse of $1,250. This is Connolly's
third defeat at the hands of Falmer.
His. Horns Should Know.
Nichols, S. C, Nov. 25. Duston Ssr
vis, a telegraph operator, was shot
and instantlr killed here yesterday,
and Miss Jody Burns was severely
wound'. Miss Burns states that Sar
vls shot her and then turned the rw
Ivor upon himself.
As 3etter Than to Have the Men
Get Their Firewater at
GEEAT PERCENTAGE OF IMBIBERS
In Sixty Companies Every Man
Drinker OHicial Keports from
the Philippine Islands.
Washington, Nov. 23. The war de
partment is in constant receipt of data
concerning the canteen question and
the effect of its abolition on the army.
Apropos of this the statement is made
at the war department that only such
information as has been contained in
the reports of army ollicers upon the
subject has been given to the public,
and it is denied that any effort has been
made to iutluencepublio opinion on the
matter. It is said at the department
that the recommendations of the adju
tant general in his annual report were
based upon the information contaiued
in these rojwrts.
Effect of Closing the Canteen.
It is iKinted out that the existence
of something like 1.400 saloons in the
vicinity of army posts is shown by the
reports received at the dejiartnient, 250
to 300 of whicli are said to have been
opened since the closing of the can
teen. This further statement is made
at the department: The majority of
posts have reported that drunkenness
and court martials for drunkenness
have Increased: that desertion and ad
sence without leave have Increased,
and that the effect of the closing of
and health of the troops has been bad.
It lla. Done No Good.
While many post commanders are. In
consequence of frequent changes of
garrison and from the absence of cor
rect data upon which to base compari
sons, unable to report ns to the de
gree of detriment created by the clos
Ing of the canteen, it can be. stated as
an absolute fact that in no single case
has a post commander expressed ail
opinion that the effect of the alolition
of the sale of beer In the army lias
resulted in improved conditions.
EXl'EKIESCE IN TIIK rillLIPriNES
Gen. Sanger Says the Post Exchange Exer-
. cised a Wholesome Influence.
With reference to the reports from
the Philippines a statement has 'been
made public at the war department
opitomizing the annual report of Brig
adier General Sanger, inspector gen
eral of the division of the Philippines.
After narrating the evil effects upon
the human system of the native liquors
the statement continues: "To remedy
these conditions the post exchange, at
which light beer was sold, was exer
cising a wholesome influence, and Gen
eral Sanger believes that the exchange
should be again made a possibility by
removing all restrictions on the sale of
beer and light wines.
"To the fear so often expressed by
the opponents of the canteen system
that the sale of beer would Initiate, or
Induce, habits of intemperance. Gen
eral Sanger showed from a careful
census of the "142 companies of troops
in the' Philippine islands that in sixty
companies every enlisted man used
vinous, malt, or spirituous liquors nt
date of enlistment: in 130 companies
between 00 and 100 per cent., in OS
companies between SO and 90 per ent..
in 20 companies between 70 and SO per
cent., in 20 companies between GO and
70 per cent.
"Unfortunately quite a number of
men habitually drink to excess, and
as this number will probably increase
if the men are obliged, as now, to re
sort to native liquors in order to satis
fy what to many of them is a perfect
ly natural craving, the result will be
most deplorable. General Sanger con
cludes with the remark that " 'It is
hardly probable, in view of this In
formation, that congress will continue
the prohibition against the canteen,
when it is evident that the sale of
beer would be a precaution ngiilnst
the pernicious habits above stated and
their fatal and disastrous results.'"
Michigan State Grange to Meet.
Lansing. Mich.. Nov. 25. The
Michigan State Grange and State As
sociation of Farmers' clubs will meet
in Lansing as usual during the com
ing month. The meeting of the farm
ers' clubs will be held in the senate
chamlier, Dec. 0 and 10. A feature
will be a discussion of government
ownership of public utilities, a sub
ject on which Railroad Commissioner
Osborn will speak Tuesday evening.
Sicilians for the Southern States.
Home, Nov.' 25. The Italian gen
eral navigation company will estab
lish at the beginning of the new j-ear
a service of mail steamers from Pa
lermo to New Orleans, in order to fa
cilitate the emigration of Sicilians to
the southern states.
They Score Rhodes' Scholarships.
Vienna, Nov. 25. A special dispatcu
from Gottingen, Prussia, says the stu
dents of the famous Hanoverian uni
versity have decided not to accept any
of the scholarships founded by the late
Cecil Uhodes. The "Empire Builder"
provided for five scholarships for Ger
man students. . .
President of Chicago Masonic Fra
ternity Association Contradicts
Chicago. Nov-. 25. President Jmiiioc
. Gormlev. of the Masonic Frnt firm
ly lempie association, on trial for
conspiracy, took the .stand in lii own
defense today and made a sweeping
iieniai or all the statements of Capt.
Krlwnrrl YVillintnc 'null T.nT. lvi,i
---....., v. ii iiccirr,
who wer, convicted on the same
charge, artd of Director D. G. Bush,
oi tne association, wiio charged him
with knowledfire'ana aimrm-ni .f h
plan to pay $2l.77 of taxes with $20,-
KELLY AND HIS CAMPAIGN
Against Loud Have Ileen Taken Up for
InveKtlgatlon hjr the Civil Service
Washington, Nov. 25. The United
States civil service commission has
started an investigation into the rela
tions of J. C. Kelly, president of the
National Association of LetterCarriers,
to the defeat for re-election to con
gress of lion. Eugene F. Loud, of Call
fornia, chairman of the house commit
tee on jostotlice and post roads.
The charge has been made that Loud
was defeated through the efforts of the
letter carriers, assisted by the rural
free delivery service employes, and
that the efforts of the carriers toward
the defeat of Lond were made because
the California representative opposed
an increase in pay fdr the letter car
riers and the men? engaged in the
rur.il free delivery sTvU-e.
The civil serTic-e commissioner has
asked the postoffiee department to fur
nish to the commission a copy of all
of the correspondence that passed be
tween the department and Kelly in
relation to the campaign of Iond for
re-election to congress. Copies of thi.i
correspondence have been sent to the
civil service tommission.
WILL BUILD A BIO DA II
Illinois Central Railway to Insure a Sap-
ply of Water in an Extenxivo
Du Quoin. Ills., Nov. 25. The Illi
nois Central Uailrond company has
purchased a large tract of land west
of the Little Muddy water tank at Du
Bois. oil which will be constructed a
large reservoir by building a dam 000
feet long and twenty-live feet wide aud
the expenditure of' several thousand
dollars. The Illinois Central has just
completed a big reservoir near this city
and another one near Coulterville.
At each of these two places a com
plete water system has been put in at
a cost of $75.0O0, nud only thirty sec
onds is required for the largest engines
in the service of the company to take
water. A complete water system will
be put in when the Du Bois reservoir
is completed. In the last two years
the Illinois Central at times has been
eompellledto haul water from the Ohio
river at Cairo to supply the water
tanks north and south of Du Quoin.
ORGAN SPLITS A CHUBCH
Result, in the Withdrawal of a College
President from the Church Which
Lexington Ky., Nov. 25. The with
drawal of Kev. James W. McGarvey,
president of the Bible college, of Ken
tucky university, from the Broadway
Christian church btvame final Sunday
when that church, by a vote of 301 to
202, adopted the organ for use in wor
ship, lie opposed It on Scriptural
grounds, being noted throughout the
denomination for his utterances
against it. I
For thirty years thfr church which he
organized, and of wfiicb he was first
pastor and always ajn elder, observed
his wish; but week ago those favor
ing Instrumental music demanded a
vote. President McGarvey Immediate
ly demanded a letter transferring his
membership to another church where
there is no organ, conditional on the
vote. So McGarvey goes, and a num
ber of his friends will follow him.
RECEIVER AUTHORIZED TO
SELL CREAMERY PROPERTY
Des Moines, Iowal Nov. 25. In the
federal court todnviTurige McPherson
issued an' order airthori.ing the re
ceiver in the Klgin Creamery com
pnny bankruptcy case to sell for $5,
000 all the company's proerty except
the creamery at Corning, Iowa, the
skimming stations connected wnn
the Mineral Point creamerv and the
furniture in the Chicago office.
Pecans Are la Demand.
Evansville. Ind.. Nov. 25. Princeton
has a new industry, a nut-cracking fac
tory. A few weeks ago O. M. Kolb.
formerly postmaster at Princeton, re
ceived an order from an eastern firm
for 25.000 pounds of pecans without
the shells. lie rented a building and
employed thirty girls to do the work of
shelling the pecans.
91 cG aire Gets the Certificate.
Guthrie, O. T., Nov. 25. The ter
ritorial election board has issued a cer
tificate of election to B. S. McGuire,
the Republican candidate for delegate
to congress, placinc his majority at
S94 over W. M. Crosi IKttuocrat. Cross'
papers of contest are ready to be filed
rhen congress convenes. . ...
Except the Street Gars There Is
Nothing Running in the
Capital of the "Pear!."
STRIKE HAS A GRIP ON THE CITY
Havana, Nov. 25. As the result of
conflicts of a serious nature yesterday
between the police aud the men on
strike here two strikers are dead and
eighty-two other persons are wounded.
Five of the wounded one a lieuten
ant of police, whose throat was cut
by a striker have very severe injuries.
Kight other policemen are wounded.
The iwlice have the rioters well under
control, but every precaution is being
taken to prevent a further outbreak
of disorder, and all the police and ru
ral guards ia the suburbs have been
summoned to concentrate in Havana.
The strike, which "at first only con
cerned the cigar workers, became gen
eral yesterday morning by the call
ing out of all trades in sympathy with
the cigar makers. All the trades peo
ple c-1osh1 their doors yesterday morn
ing, clerks, cooks and every class of
workmen having obeyed the command
of the union, except the motormen and
conductors of the electric cars, who re
fused to joiu in the general strike.
Trouble Iteg-.iii early by the holding up
of the electric cars by the strikers,
whose wrath naturally was directed
against the street railroad employes.
Like It Might Have Ueen Chicago.
Several cars were held up and stoned
In the outskirts of the city, and the
passengers were compelled to walk
into Havana, among these being the
British and German ministers. Sev
eral cars were wrecked, and some
motormen and conductors were iujuied
during these occurrences. The car
men. however, continued running their
cars until 10 a. in. when Suieriii
tendent Greenwood ordere a suspension
of traffic. The employes were -willing
to remain at work, but the officers of
the company in order to protect the
property deemed it wise-- to suspend
POLICE IIAI LOST THEIR GRIP
They Soon Recovered It When Paluia
Waked Up the Mayor.
Greenwood had asked for protection
from the civil governor, but the au
thorities wero unable to protect pub
lic vehicles. A inob of strikers droe
the men on the Western railroad from
the trains during the morning. The
mayor of Havana and the secretary of
government. Dieg Tainayo, had during
the past week openly sympathized with
the strikers, and had given orders to
the police not to use force in dispers
ing the crowds, and under these condi
tions the police were unable to cope
with the strikers.
The situatliou was approaching a
critical point at noon, serious disor
ders having taken place in front of the
palace itself, in which a police officer
named Maso and a number of poliev?
meu and strikers received injuries,
when President l'alma sent word to
the mayor that unless the city au
thorities could preserve order and pro
tect the railroad company the state
would intervene. The mayor then took
drastic measures, and issued an edict
prohibiting crowds from gathering in
the streets, and authorizing the chief
of polit-e to kill, if such action should
be necessary, to preserve order.
Frequent clashes between the strik
ers and the police occurred in all parts
of the city. The police were obliged
to charge a mob of rioters at the
slaughter house, and several among
the Iatetr were injured. The vigorous
attitude of the police now made itself
felt and traffic on the car Hues was
resumed and continued with only oc
casional Interruptions. Most of the in
juries sustained by the strikers vera
caused by the policemen's clubs.
The Central Veterans' Union, head
ed bv General Gomez, held a meeting
ind sent word to the labor unions that
If the disorders continued the veterans
would offer their-services to President
Pnlma to preserve order. No bread
or meat was on sale yesterday, and a
continuance of the strike will cause
much suffering to the poor.
Senor Tamayo has resigned his of
fice of secretary of government, but
President Palma will not accept bis
resignation until the strike has beea
His Fright Caused Hi. Death.
Billings, Mich., Nov. 25. John P.
Mc-Bride, who was shot by roliceman
Hayden several nights ago, is dead.
McKride in going through an alley met
the officer, and taking him for a foot
pad started to run. His flight aroused
the policeman's suspicions, who opened
fire, the first shot hitting MeBrlde.
He was one of the best-known stock
men In this section.
""- Blade III. Life a Burden.
San Jose, Costa Uica, Nov. 25. Ra
fael Iglesfas, former president of Costa
Uica, sailed Sunday night for New
Orleans. Since the revolutionary out
break here last May his life has been
made unbearable. He has been sub
jected to abuse in the press and has
been watched continually by the po
Safe Blown In Bancroft Establish
ment and $4,000 Car
Sionx City, Iowa, Nov. 25. The Ban
croft" bank, at Bancroft, Neb., was
broken into by robbers this morning,
the safe blown with nitroglycerin
and $3,000 or $4,000 in cash secured.
Considerable commercial paper was
ROCK ISLAND HAS REROUTED
KANSAS CITY-ST. LOUIS LINE
The Rock Island system has re
routed its Kansas City-St. Louis line
between Windsor, Mo., and Kansas
City. The new survey, which was yes
terday officially approved, leaves W'ar
rensburg 13 miles to the north, cuts
bn? three big tunnels, including the
1.300-1 out bore at" Chapel Hill, one of
700 feet at Devil's Hogback and ano
ther of 2,000 feet at Blue cut, near In
dependence. The new line takes in Chilhowee,
llolden, Strasburg, Pleasant Hill,
Lee's Summit, Raytown, and, leaving
Independence three miles to the
soHth, enters Kansas City on a line
which parallels the Alton's tracks
from the Big Blue river. The Kansas
City Suburban Belt railway tracks
will be used into Kansas City.
The survey lias been completed and
within a week 2,000 teams and many
men will be engaged" in the construc
tion of the grades which will give
Kansas City a shorter line to St.
MERCHANTS TO PUBLISH
A NEW RATING BOOK
The Rock Island Retail Merchants'
association last evening decided to
award the contract for the printing
of l."0 rating books to John F. Din
dinger, his bid being the lowest of
those offered. This is the second edi
tion of the book, and there will be ."0
more printed than there were before.
About twenty of these will be used in
exchanging with other cities in the
state that have rating books, and the
others will all be taken by local mer
chants, who are coming more and
more to realize the value of having an
accurate basis upon whicli to judge
the ability of their customers to meet
their obligations. The new book will
contain about forty mure pages than
the old one, a large number of addi
tional ratings having been secured.
The hour of meeting was changed
by the association from S o'clock to
7::0 p. in. in order to meet the con
venience of members.
NOT THE ONLY PEBBLES
Girl, of a Nebraska Town Hit Very Hard
Combine of the Young
Wahoo, Neb., Nov. 25. War is being
waged here between the young men
and the young women of the town.
The trouble was started a month ago
when the young men formed a club
and pledged themselves not to take
the youngwomen to a theater or to any
place where an admission was charged.
"Admission free" was the motto of this
new society, and it met with a huge
success for two weeks. During that
period the young men sat on one side
of the theater aud the young women
on the other, frowning but defiant.
Then the young women formed a so
ciety and adopted advertising as the
method by which the young men of
Wahoo should be vanquished. The
committee had 1,000 neat little circu
lars printed stating the conditions of
affairs in the place, and each girl
mailed three or four to her friends in
the neighboring towns. The ' Sunday
following there was an army of strange
faces in Wahoo. Many a Wahoo young
man felt sorry and wanted to declare
Soldier. Widow. Commit Perjury.
Omaha, Nov. 25. It is expected that
hundreds of soldiers widows will be
indicted for perjury the coming week
in connection with the wholesale steal
ing of government lands by' cattle
men. The cattle barons want the land
and they Induce the widows of Union
soldiers to take up homesteads and
sell their claims to the cattle raisers.
It sounded ail right, but when it is
taken into consideration that in order
to make a filing on public lands it be
comes necessary to make oath that
such lauds are for the exclusive use of
the applicant, it then Jbecaine neces
sary for the applicant to commit per
jury to make the filing.
Ilia Experience. -
HIx Every time I pick up a hairpin
on the street 1 get a letter. I never
knew it to fall.
DIx I did. I picked up one the other
day and put it in my pocket, but I
didn't get a letter.
Dix No; but my wife found it, and
I got a lecture. Chicago News.
A Rare Chance.
Wanted at Once. A competent sur
geon to set limbs of seven citizens, the
said limbs having been dislocated by
Johnson's mule. We do not know what
injuries the eighth man sustained, as
he went through a shingle roof and
hasn't come down yet. In another col
umn Johnson advertises his mule for
Bale.j-AUanta..ConstitaUon. . .
Mitchell and MacVeagh
May Settle Differences
Out of Court.
CONFERENCE IS ON
National Capital the
Scene of the Pres
Washington, Nov. 25. President
John Mitchell and Clarence Darruw,
counsel for the mine workers, arriv
ed here this morning to hold a coin
ference with Wayne MacYeagh look
ing to an adjustment of the differ
ences between the coal operators and
President Mitchell, of the Miners
Union, and Wayne MacVeigh, .repre
senting the mine owners, were in se
cret conference several hours.' Aftcp
the conference progressed an hour
and a half Harrow, Mitchell's attor
ney, came out of the room and inti
mated an agreement had been reach
ed. The conference over the proposi
tions fur adjustment of the differ
ences between the miners and opera
tors was concluded at 1 o'clock. Dar
ruw announced that little was done
this morning and another conference
will be held this afternoon. He said
there were a number of,., differences
whicli would hae to be adjusted.
The conference between Mitchell
and MacYeagh was resumed shortly
after 2:30. Hefure entering the room
MacYeagh volunteered the informa
tion that he had no authority what
soever to act fur any other than the
two companies represented by him.
Carroll 1). Wright joined the confer
ence at 3.
Independent Operator. Protet
New York, Nov. 25. The independ
ent coal operators protested today to
the coal carrying railroads against
the proposed plan to settle the differ
ences with the Mine Workers' union.
One of the reasons advanced by the.
indeendent operators is that such a
settlement upon the basis suggested
would '"forever establish the power
aud perpetuate the injustice perpetra
ted by the United Mine Workers."
Scranton. P;... .Nov. 25. The scenes
of the strike m-u'i ir.er.t negotiations
have been sudiici:!;.- t Lifted from thia
city to Washington and New York.
Today the committee of nine of the
independent operators expects to hold a
conference with, the presidents of the
coal-carrying roads regarding the po
sition of the individual companies.
At the'same time a' meeting between '
Wayne MacYeagh and possibly other
attorneys representing the coal roads,
and President Mitchell and his attor
neys will be held at the national capi
tal. Scrantou and the entire coal re
gions will, in the meantime, wait with
considerable interest to hear what the
Thanksgiving offering will be. The
outlook for a settlement remains hope
ful in fact more hopeful than ever.
Conversations with attorneys, coal op
erators and mine workers show that
all are wearying of the strife, and are
willing to waive a point here and there
in order to end the uncertainty of the
situation and restore peace and har
mony. L0C0H0TIVE BLOWS UP
Kills Two Men and Injure. Three While
Helping a Freight Train
Up a Hill.
Altoona. Pa., Nov. 25. I5y the blow
ing up of a locomotive at Mineral
Point, thirty-two miles west of here,
yesterday two men were killed and
three injured. The killed are: Scott
Seese, flagman; D. Prlngle, engineer.
The Injured Ssimuel Davis, conduc
tor; A. W. Snyder, brakemau; George
The locomotive was in the rear of
a freight train helping push it up the
western slope of the Allegheny moun
tain, when, without warning, the boil
er exploded. Pringle and his fireman.
Miller, were blown out of the cab.
Princgle's skull was fractured and he
died soon lifter the accident. Miller
went over a thirty-foot embankment,
escaping serious injury. Seese was
killed by the collapse of a cabin car
on the end of the freight. Davis and .
Snyder were also .in the cabin car.
THE CHAMBERLAINS ARE OFF
ON SOUTH AFRICAN" TRIP
London, Nov. 25. Colonial Secre
tary Chamberlain and Mrs. Chamber
lain started for South Africa today. ,
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