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Findings On Investigation of the
Coal Strike
A Lengthy Documnent in Which the
Union is Not Recognized-The Text
of the Report. d
Washington, Special.-The report of
the commission appointed by the Presi
dent last October -to investigate the
anthracite coal strike, was made pub
lic Sattlda:. The report is dated
March 18, and is signed by all the
members of the commission. In brief
the commission recommends an in
cras of wags amounting in most in
stances to 10 per c:ent.; some decrease
of timo; the settlement of all disputes
by arbitration, fixes a minimum wage
and a sliding scale. provides against
discrimination of persons by eithc; the
mine owners. or the miners on account
of membership or non-membership in
a labor union. and provides that the
awards made shall continue in force
until 1906. ''o some extent the matter
of recognition or non-recognition df
the miners union is touched on, but
the commission declined to make any
award on this matter. Following is
the commission's own summary of thb
awards made:
1. That an increase of 10 per cent.
over and above the rates paid In the
month of April, 1902, be paid to all
(ontract miners for cutting coal, vard
age, and other work for which stand
ard rates or allowances existed at that
time from and after November 1, 1902,
and during the life of thi award. The
amount of increase under the award
dule for work done between November
1, 1902, and .\pril 1. 1903, to be paid
<P or before June t, 1903.
2. That engineers who are employed
in hoisting water shall have an in
crease of 10 per cent. on their earnings
between November 1, 1902, and April
1. 1903, to be paid on or before June 1,
1903; and on ani after April 1, 1903,
and during the life of the award, they
shall have S-hour shifts, with the
salme pay which was effective in April,
1902; and where they are now work
ing ei,ght-hour shifts, the eight-hour
shifts shall he continued and these en
gineers sha)l be tontilnued and these
engineers shall have an increase of 10
per cent. on the wages which were ef
feetive in the several positions. April
1, 1902. lloisting engineers and other
eligiletbrs and p1nipmen, other than
those employed in positions which are
manned continuously, shall have an
increase of 10 per cent. o1 their earn
ings Igetween November 1, 1902, and
April .1, 1903, to he paid on or before
June 1, 1903, and from and after April
1, 1903, and during the life of the
award they shall have an increase of
. 5 per 'ent. on t he rates of wages which
were pffective in the several positions
In Alpil, 1902; and in addition they
shall be relieved from duty on Sun
lays, ywithiout loss of pay by a man
provided by the employer to relieve
them ! during the hours of the day
shift. Firemen shall have an inercas
of 10 -per cent. on their earnings be
tween, November 1. 1902, and April 1,
1903, h be paid on or before Jtne 1,
1903; tnd from and after April 1. 1903;
and d i;ing the life 'f the award, they
shall have eight-hour shifts, with the
samte wages per day, week or montih
as were. paid in each position in April,
1902. All empllinyes or 'tlny m111 e n,
(other' than thlose for' w'holm the ('om -
mi ss'ion ma~kes sptcialI awar211ds, shall lie
y aid an inlcrleas-e of~ 10 per cent, on01
bohir' ean Inu:21s hetI weeni November 1,
.1902, and)1 A pil 1, 19113. to be pai on orl 1
before June11 1 , 1108. an1)d f'rom anud after
April 1.1 1903, and ( durinlg the life of
thIiis awartd. Itey shall lbe paid on thle
basis of a 9-hour day, receiving there
for the samle walges as were paid in
Apil, 1902, foi' a 10-liour iday1. Ovetri
timiet inl ('x<ess of 9 hiouris in any13 day
N'>, lie pahl at1 a propor'tional ra2te per'
h loIl...~
3. Du'ring the life of this award, the
pr'esenit iJethodls of l)aymenit for' coal
inledI shal libe adher'ed to, uniless
changed by mutual agr'eement. Iln all
of the above awvards it ls provided that
allowances like those made shall lbe
piaid to the legal representatIves of
-sulch emlplOyes5 as may have died sin1ce
November' 1, 1902.
4. Any dIfficulty 01r dIsagreement
rising uinder' this award ns to -its in
terprletation or a,nplication. 01' ini any
way growIng out of the r'elations of
the emfploy'ers and (employedl, which
cannIot be settled 01' adjusted by con
sultation between the superilntendlent
or, manag-er' of the mline or mInes and
the mIner or' mIners dlir'ectly inlter'ested
01' Is of a keope too large to be so set
tIed or' adjusted shall he referredl to a
permanlent joint ('ommittee to lie call
ed a hoard of c'onillaftionl, to 'onisist
of six persons, apipointedt as hereinaf
teir provitded., That is to say, If there
shall he a division of tile whole regIon
into three districts, in each of which
there' shall exist an or'ganization i'el
fesenting a mnajority of the mine wvork
trs of such distr'let, 0one of b)oarld of
concilIatIon shall be appolintedi by each
blf said organizations and three other
l*ersons shall be appointed by the ope
rators, the operators in eachi of sauid
districts appointing one per'son. The
bot rd of conciliation thus 'onstituitedl,
sh<ll take up and conlsider' aniy ques
tIon referred to it as afor'esaIdl, hlear
Ing both~ parties to the e"ntr'o'.'lsy,
nnd suIch evidence as may' 5 laid be
!ore it by either pai'ty; and any award
made by a majority of such board'l of
'onlciliationl, shall be flne,1 and binding
on all parties, if, however, thle said
board is unable to dee!tde any quiestlon
submitted, or lioint related thereto,
that question or point shall be refer'retd
to an uimpire. to be appolintedI at the
request of saId board, b)y one of the
circuit judges of the third judicial cir
cuit of. the United States, whose decis
ion shall be final and bInding in the
pr'emlses. The membership of said
board shall at all times be kept Coin
-plete, either the operators or miners
organizations having the right at any
time when the conitroversy is not pend
ing to change their representatIon
thereon, At all hearings before said
board the parties may be represented
by such person or persons tis they may
reispectively select. No iuspenlsion of
work shall take place, by lockout or
strike, pending the adjtdication of any
matter so taken up for adjustment.
5. Whenever requested by a majority
of those contract miners of any com
pany ,check weighman or check dock
ing bosses, or both, shall be employed.
The wages of said check weighman
and check docking bo,ses shall be fix
ed, collected, and paid by the miners
in such manner as the caid miners
shall by majority vote, elect and when
requested by a majority of said miners
the check weigher and deductions
made proprotionately from the earn
ings of the said miners on such bnN
as the majority of said miners shall
6. Miners shall be distributed amlonc
miners, who are at work, as uniformly
and as equitably its possibie, and thero
shall be no concerted effort on the part
of the miners or mine workers of any
colliery or colleries, to limit the output
of the mines, or to detract from the
quality of the work performed, unless
such limitation of output be in con
fortuity to an agreement between an
operator or operators and an organiza
tion representing a majority of said
miners in his or their employ.
7. In all cases where miners are paid
by the car, the increase awarded to the
contr,,t miners is based upon the cars
in use, the topping required anl the
rates paid per car which were in force
on April 1, 1902. Any increase in the
size of car, or in the topping requtred,
shall be accompanied by a proportion
ate increase in the rate paid per car.
8. The following sliding scale of
wages shall become effective April 1.
1903, and shall affect all miners and
mine workers included in the award of
the commission: The wages fixed in
the awards shall be the basis of, and
the minimum under, the sliding scale.
Ior increase of 5 cents in the average
price of white ash coal or sizes above
pea coal, sold at or near New York be
tween Perth Amboy and Edgewater
and reported to the bureanl of ant hra
cite coal statistics, above $4.50 per ton
f. o. b. the employes shall have an in
crease of 1 per cent. in their cotmpensa
tion which shall continue until chango
in the average price of said coal worhla
a reduction or on increase in said ad
litional compensation ileren(let': but
the rate of compensation shall in no
case be less than that fixed in the
award. That is. when the price of said
coal reaches $-1.55 per ton, the compen
sation will be increased 1 per cent., to
continue until the price falls below
$1.55 per ton, when the I per cent. in
crease will ('ease, or until the prices
reaches $4.60 per ton, when an addi
tional 1 per cent. will be added, and so
on. These average prices shall be
computed monthly, by an accountant
or commissioner, named by one of the
circuit judges of the third judicial cir
cult of the United States, and paid by
the coal operators, such compensation
as the appointing judge may fix, which
compensation shall be distributed
among the operators in proportion to
the tonnage of each mine. In order to
secure the successful working of the
sliding scale provided herein, it is ajso
adjudged and awarded: That all coal
operating companies file at once with
the United States Commissioner of La
bar, a certified statement of the ratea
of compensation paid in each occupa
tion known in their employment, as
they existed April 1, 1902.
9. No person shall bb refused em
ployment, or in any way discriminated
against, on account of memi'tbership
or non-memlership in any labor or
ganization, and there shall be no dis
criminating against, or interference
with, any employe who is not a mcm11
her of any labor organization by nem
hers of such organizatIon.
11). All contraet miners shall be re
qrui ed to furnish witIhin a reasonable
lilac hefor ech pay (lay, a statement
if t he amiounit. of tmoniey due fromt themi
before eacht nav' day. a statement on
the amount of money' due1 ftrotm them
to thir ii laborers, atd (Iuctth siums shll1
lb'ell dedu't ed ft'omi the amontti du tI heii
contt'at tminer', and pa id tirem'ctly to
ea chiIabot'er liy the t'otmpatty. AllIct m
llyuxs when~ paid shtall b e futrn ishied
11 Thlie a wartd.s herein ittade shall
cont 1i :n iti force uttltil Marcht 31, 1 90t;
an d any emloye13', or' grotup of empiloyes
violtinllg atny of tile prit sionis t hereot',
ehlt Ilibe su.i r(t to t'easonlable d ist'ip
1line' by thle emlployer'; and,(l further.
that the violation oif any pr'ovision of
these aiwar'ds, ('ither' by empiloyer' or
emlotyes shall not. invalidtue any13 of
the prlov'isionls thereof.
The commissiotn also made a tnumber
of r'ecommiendlationis wh'lich may lie
summliarizedl as follows: The discontin
utnnce of the systemi of enmploying "tile
coal and Iron police," because tils
force is believedl to have had all Irrita
titng effect, andt a t'esot't to tihe r'egtular'
ly conlstituted peace authtorities inl case
of necessity; a str'icter' enfor'cemient of
the laws ill reltionl to tihe elmploymlent
of cild(ren; that the State andl F'eder'al
governments shiouldl provIde mnachiln
ery for' t.hl miakilng of a comipulsory
investigation of diffilculties, similar' to
the investigation wvhich this commis
sionl has made.
Tile commission expresses the opin
ion that with a fewv modifleationls thei
Feder'al act of October, 1888, authlor'iz
inIg a commission to settle conti'ovet'
sles betwveen railroad corporatiotns anld
other commlonl cai'riet's could lie matde
the basis of a law 'for arbitr'ation In
the anthracite coal mining business.
The commission, however, takes a de..
cided position againtst compulsor'y ar
bitrtati On.
On the sutbject of tIle recognition of
the Mine Workers' Union, the comnmis.
sion says it does not consider thlat thln
aubject is wvithin the scoiie of jur'isdic
tion conlfei'red on it. it does say, how
ever, that "tile suggestion of a work
ing agreement between empiloyers and
employes embodying tile dloctrine of
collective bargaining, is one which the
coimmisslon b)elieves contains many
hopeful elenments for the adjutstmient of
relations ini tile mining r'egion."
Fur'ther On It says: "Tile pr'esent'
constitution of the United Mine Woi'k
ers' of America (lees not present the
muost inviting inducements to the' oper
ators to enter into contractual i'ela
tions with it,"
D)etr'oit, Special.-"The decision of
the AnthraIcte Coal Strike Commission
Is on the whole a victory for thle mill
ers, and I am pleased with it," said
President John Mitchell, of the United
Mine Workers of America, In an inter
view with an Associated Press repre
sentative. "The anthlracite miners of
Pennsylvania have reason to be much
pleased withl the commissions' awards
arid I -m guen that the are." he said.
The End of the Famous Mlaybrick
Case in Sight
The iifforts to Release Her Due 1,n-.
tirely to tier lrlends on the Other
Side of the Atlantic.
London, 1Iy ('able.--Miss 1'lorence
Mayb ric'k, the .\mericani woman who
was convicted at I,iverpool in 1889 on
the cha rge of poisonling her iusbalad
.1laies M1aybrick, at Aigburst, by ar
senic, and whose sentence of death
Was toniln 1ted to penal servitude for
life, will be released in 191)4. The an
1oIneeneint comes from the Home
Offiee, wItich now authorizes her Wash
ington lawyers to use the fact of her
release next. year as a reason for st
(tring the postponement of the trial
of the law suits hearing on the prison
er's interest in land in Kentucky, Vir
ginia and West Virginia, until she is
able to personally testify. Those who
are in a position to know, say that,
Home Secretary Akcers-)ougglas has
r.ho;wn great courtesy in coinnection
with the suits now pending in America,
that tile decision to release Mrs. May
brick Was entirely (ue to efforts on
this side of the Atlantic and lint Am
bassador Ilerbert has never been call
ed utponl to act on this matter.
Mt's. laybrick Who was Miss Plor
('nce Elizabeth Chandicle atld a mtem
her of a well-known and prosperous
Southern familly. was married .1uly 27,
1881, in St. James' chiiurch, Pl'iadilly,
to .James \laybrick. of Liverpool. She
was then 18 years of age. Vivaciots
and beautiful. and a social favorite.
]leri husband was over 140 years old. In
the spring of 1889, Mr. 3layhrick be
cam(' ill and in a few days died. H is
brothers investigated his death and
cliarged M rs. laybrick with the mur
der of her husband. A long trial fol
lowed and a number of doctors swore
Mr. Mayhrick died of arsentical pois
oning. The defense proved that for 20
years Mr. Maybrick had been a con
firmed arsenic eater and that. he daily
took doses that would have killed a
cozell ordinary men. Mt's. May brick
eventually was sentenced to deati by3
the judge. Sir 1"ltzjanes Stephen, who
spoke for two days in charging the jury ]
and who said it was impossible for
the de mical evidence.
Her mother, the Baroness 10. Von
iuives, has been unreinitting in her
att.?mpts to obtain the prisoner's re
lease in which she has been aided by
Influential friends on othi sides of the
Atlantic. In 1900, after the death of
Lord Hussell. of Killowen, Chief .Jns
ti'e of England, a letter which he had
written to Mrs. Maybrick Itn 1895 was
discovered!. It showed that the emi
tient lawyer w'as conivinceid that she
ought never to have been convictel
and it. has been generally understood
thailt all the recent American ambas
sadors to the icurt of St. .James 1ave
done everything possible to (lbt iin
Mirs. ?laybrick's pardon. ''he I'ailurc of
Mrs. M aybrick to testify in the suits
pnding in the l'a it : ti:'les would
cause the loss to heor and her mulhclr
of all title and interenst i large tracts
of land situatecd in Kentucky and \'ir
:iia1 atiul West \'irginiia.
Secretary~ Shaw ini Atlanta.
A\tlanita, Spe'iai. ---Se('retar'y of the1
lai'y w"ill vi::it the ptoposcid sits5 iior
lhe new Atlatita l"edet'afildiniitg and i
will leave 'foi' \-Vain Itgt on at ion i
over~i tihe Southtern.
Secr tai'v Shaw~ is beii;r etei'tainied
wie her'e bty (Col. Robert .1. L owry i'
Ani elaborate bamnuet at the Citpitol
Cit y Club -was tendered.~C by - the A t
Se('retarly Shiaw r'espiondinag to thle -
tC,ast, "Otir Coutntry." - TIr other'
M\ayor 10'en P. 1 lowell, (Clark H-owell,
Jamlies R1. Gi'ay, H-oke Smlith, .John i
TetanpIe Giraves and Col. 1 ,wi'y.
Treasurer Rlobbed.
Mlilwvaukee, Speclal.-Tireasutrer H-I '
iry Enerlinlgei', of tihe Mat'gtierita Sylva
Operan Company,ti3' wasl i'oibbed of laSh
and( notes amiouniting ini all to aiboiut.
$3,00) hiet'e eai'ly Mondany, the money
hauvinig biiein taiken froma beneath his
pillow while ho' sleplt. It is assei'ted i
thatt lie was drutggedl. A tnetmbei' of the
is inissitng.
Tried to klliHerself.
LonIdon, 11y Cablo.-TheO 'orrespon-) ti
odent -of The D)aily Chrtoniele, at,
Keneva, leartis otn i'eliable authloity
that the foi'metr Crownl Pincioess of
Saxony Is lyitng ser'iusly ill In hier'
mothiet"s ('tchta, at L4yndau, Oil inti
Iiandl in Lak-e Constance. from thIie
effects of anl. attempt to comm'liit stui
CIdeC by takinig poISiso..
Chicago's liiggest lian Dead.
Chicago, Special.-Jamnes H. Mali
ler', the lai'gest man In Chicago, if iiot
in tile United States, is. dlead. HeI
weighed 480 ipotlands, althotughl his
height \vas onlly 6 feet 10 iches. Mali
Ier wgg~ 4propfietor of a meioCial Coin
cern and ft deCSCendan.t of a nole ler'
man family.
All Quiet at (Guatemala.
Wasitington~ Specal-The follow
Ing c'ablegfatn.,was rceceivedl Monday
at. th'o ?1ay'D9partment frop Rear
Admii'i'r- COodblai, commnanidin~g the
Carribbean *$da -uiadr1op,' at ' uate
inala, yestelr4ay: ''1 'quiet her'. The
ireport with refeteno -to Ceiba states
it is In the hands --of''reveluttoi'istts; I
all prioceed ' with' the OlyiPla and
P'anthter' to Ceiba, ot '.the 22nd. Only
cale coilmunicatins are- *va B3ocas
throughl .tile miniter - at Gloatemala
City. Will commnicate at Puerto Bar
rios a ten as practicable."
Many Matters of General interest in
Short Paragraphs.
The Sunny Touth.
Flood conditions still c'alse geat
al)prehension and i much danger in t-he
James I. Keene, though ill, '"ontin
ut'd his battle with the 11ar111imanl in
terests for Southern Pacitie control.
Plaquemine, La.. Special. -'he river
at this point rose four-tenths during
tl'e past 24 hours. The gauge this
wvening reads 33 1-2. The back water
on Bayou Plaquemine and L.ower
Grand river is higher at this time
than in 1897. A number of arists have
been made by the levee inspertors of
parties riding on the1 levees. The
levees are in splendid (Oil ition.
At The National Capital.
The office of Director of tho Census
has been offered to Mr. S. N. I). North,
of Boston.
The State )epartnu't is hopeless of
any fruits coming from the proposed
Alaska boundary arbitration.
A verdict of ac<iuittal was found in
the case of Ensign Ward K. Wortman
in connection with the explosion on
he battleship Massachusetts.
J. Pierpont Morgan conferred with
President Roosevelt at the White
Mr. George Uhler, )resi(lenr of the
Marine E'ngineers' Association of the
Jnited States, will succeed Gen. Jas.
X. )umont. chief of the steamboat in
peCtloll Service.
At The North.
A $3.000,0100 oyster combine was or
lanizedl alt Providence, 11. I.
I)r. It. C. " lower was arrested in
ew York on a warrant charging him
ivith grand larceny.
Clovernook, the home of Alice and
P'hoebe Cary, near College lill, Ohio,
ias been sold.
The Fire Department of Lafayette,
nid., turned a stream of water on
"iotous students of Purdue University.
Miss Maude Mullock, of Washington,
3. C., was hurt in a railroad wreck
lear Mahoningtown, Pa.
In a suit against the cxeOutor of
.he estate of C. B. Itouss. in New York,
he mother of the plaintiff, Miss Edna
Weller McClellan, told of an alleged
settlement. of $35 a week on her daugh
From Across The Sea.
The Czar of Russia issued a decree
,ranting religiols freedomn throughout
is domaii and ordering other re
Lord Granville C Gordon received a
elter from his wife, who is inl France.
''he detl) le on religious orlers was
pel'l in the l'rench C(hab nlher of i)ep
Lord .\linto opeied the Canadianl
An effort will b)e made(l to get the
'ope's coils(ent to all ow hiis j ubjile
ifts to he ('xhib)ited at the SI. L,ouis
JTohn RedmilondI was the principa\
ipeaker'i "t a St. l'atri'k's D)ay banquet,
n' Loudon.
Thel~ Reichstag hudget ('0omm1itte v' ,ot
dI ini favor of all)pp'piat in g $750,000
or Germany's exlhibit at. the St. LouOis
Sir' Robert Reid u rgedl in tihe H ouse
f Comns1 that inlternaitionlai a('tion
(C takeni to limit, naval armamliOents5.
King Georgo of Saxony wrote an
lpen letter' to his pleole blam inig Priun
ess Loulso entirely for the recnt
Ouirt scandal.
Russia and France favor granting
shina's request to have thle Chinese
ariff (dues collected in gold.
A reivolumtion 11as br'oke ouit in Uru
Miscellaneous flatters.
Another (lay's testinmony in tihe IBur
lIck inquest at Buffalo threw much
ight oIl the faicts suraroulnding the
nlurdler, but failed to disclose the
;uilty person.
Levees and railway embankments
ire b)reaking along thle Missicaippli aind
10o(1 c!onditionls are v'ery grave.
Tihe Wabash iinjunctioin suit wasIl
aken uip by Judge Adams at St. Louis
ind the day consumed in reading affi
C. WV. Schwab, presidlent, of the Steel
['rust, and( Mr. D. Hi. Francis, presidlent
>f tile St. Louis Exposition, arrived in
'Jew York on tile Kronprinz Wilhelm.
The police of Philadelphia are in
Pestigatinlg four new charges against
leorge Hlossey, tIhe negro herb doctor,
inSpetedl of poisoning.
Ex-President Grover- Cicveland an
iounced tihat lhe wiould( take a trip
N,est and be at the opening of the St.
4ouis Exposition.
Death of .Cotton 11ill Man.
Griffin, Ga., Special.-Major A. Ran
lali, one of the best known cotton mill.
nen throughout-the ouith, and promi
Tently connected with cotton milling
svents In soveral States, died hero
['huirsday, from the effects of a paral
itic stroke. Hie served as superintend
anlt of cotton mills iii Canadq, New
Y'ork, Illinois, Alabama .and Georgia.
lie was born, in Providence, RL. I,, in
The Cuban Reciprocity Measure Gets
Through at Last.
Nearly the Entire Closing Day Was
Spent In lIxecutive Session --- The
Flinal Ballot.
Vashington, Special.-After ratify
ing the Cuban reciprocity treaty the
Senate adjourned sine die Thursday at
15 minutes past 5 o'clock. Practically
the entire day was behind closed doors
in executive session. Most, of the time
was devoted to consideration of the
Cuban treaty. Several speeches were
made in opposition to the treaty and
one in favor of it, and then promptly
at the agreed hour, 3 o'clock, voting
began. Roll calls were had on a nui
ber of amendments and the treaty itself
was made the subject of a yeit and nay
vote. The motion to ratify was adopt
ed by a ballot, of 50 to 16, somewhat
more than a three-fourths vote, where
as, only a two-thirds vote was neces
sary to secure a ratification. The de
tailed vote of the Senate was:
Yeas--Aldrich, Alger, Allison, Anke
ney, Bacon, Ball, Veveridge, Black
burn, I1urnhan, Burrows, ilurton,
Clark, of Wyoming; Cockrell, Cul
lom, Depow, Dietrick, D)olliver, Dry
den, Elk ins, Fairbanks, Foraker, Fos
ter, of Washington; Frye, Fulton. Gal
linger, (amble, Gorman. Ilanna, Hans
btough, lleyburn, Hopkins, Ketani, I,at
Imer, I.odge, Long, Mi(Camans, Me
Creary, McCumber, Nelson. Overman,
1'enrose, Perkins, Simmons, !moot,
Spooner, Stewart, Stone, Varren, Vet
more; total 50.
Nays-ailey, l1ard, Bate, Berry,
Carmack, Clark, of Montana; I)aniol,
Foster, of Louisiana; Meln ery, Mal
lory, Martin, Money, Morgan, New
lands, Pettus, Taliaferto; total t;.
In making the pairs, two Senators
were paired for the treaty with one
against it. The pair list was as fol
Kern:t and Hale with (ibson; Wil
lard and Proctor with Clark, of Arkan
sas; Scott and Quay with Mel.aurin;
I)Illinghan and Clapp with 'Tillman;
Kittredge and Platt, of New York, with
Patterson; Platt, of Connecticut, and
Hawley with Teller; Mitchell and Clay
with Dubois; Quarles with Culher.son.
Mi', Hoar was absent and unlpaired.
riss Roosevelt Abroad.
San Juan, P. R., By Cable.-Miss
Alice Roosevelt landed here Thursday
from the steamer Camo, from New
York. She was met by Governor Iunt
and his family and was driven to the
palace, where She a fterward:a held ani
infornial public reception. liss Ioose
velt will receive the iliizen:;' etom it
tee in public tomorrow, ;1ntd will at.
tnd the citizens' recepion at the the
aitre thIe samne ev'enin[, when the-e N will
ie a display of firm-w!.; and a lde
tai )1lifihve bteen issued by~ the Gov-.
ornor' for atn enlt rtamnt oni 8:nl ir
-wvill lollnce Sani .1tm u:o an in id trip,
cipalI plan aiatoins ant ritiis.
Ve.'teihule WVrecked.
Charlimest on. 8. ('.. S-pecial.- The
Snou tern ltailway w,:iibuzl train No.
wreck!((l at ai sw,itch S moils north oif
thPat point Sundal~y. T(he fronut triucks
unde(Ir thle biaggage eat jiuiicd thie
onain track and thbrew the train into
thle si do trtack, all cars belin g comn
tiletel y derailed except. the IPull Iman
which had one set ofi wheels off. One
man, an unkntownk trampi I, suIplOposely
(asleep on the shlding, was instantly kill
ed, andI1 Jm Reed,. colored(, a passenCI
ger, hadl one leg b)rokeon. LewIs Cly
burn and Mt's. M. 10. Taylor escaped
with slight in.htries.
florgan at the fleeting.
New York, Special.---The dlirectors'.
of the New York, New I laven & I [art
fordc Itallr oad0 lO mt hei'e to take up the
etmpjloyes' gtriovanices pre'senitedl to
P'resid'tit, 111a11. Amnong the dir'ectors
preset was J. Pilerpont Morgan. It
was kntown aftetr the ms r!ing that the
dire'ctoirs had niot hing to say to the
puiblIc today, but it was learned from
W. ID. Bishop, one of thi o:lrectors, that
a decIsIon had been reached, and t.hat
II would lbe forwarded to the mn at
otte. iIe would not give any inti ma
lion as to whet her anly concessIons nad
becet mtade, ort anty other facts con
criIng t. decision.
Ini Conference.
Newv Yotrk, Special. - President
Schtwab and several of the legal rep
reseiitat ives of the United States imecl
Corporation wer3 In confer'ence here
T[he object of the meetig could mnot
be learneid. It is understood that the
forthcomling annual rerport of the~ (or
poratlon will embody a comprehensive
statement of operatIons for the past
year, and1( will deal especially with the
matter of production.
PresIdent WIlliams Summoned.
Riebhnond, SDecial.-United Suites
Marshal N2organ Treat, served on John
Skelton \Villiams, presidletnt of the
Seaboard Air Line, a summons to ap
pear beftore the United State Inter
State Commerce Commission, at New
York, FrIday week to testify in the
proceedilngs of the Kentucky railroad
commissIon against the Atlantie Coast
Linn and other.,
An Opportunity In the South for Ma
chinery Dealers.
in a letter to the Manu1facturers'
Record Mr. 1). G. Purse, chairman of
the comlillittee of lrringeiments for the
Interstate Sugar-Cane (Irowers' Con
veition, which is to meet at Macon,
Ga., o1I May t and to continte in ses
sion for tire(' datys, anilounces that
ample pIrvision Will be made to bring
inanufactutrers of syril adl sigar Ima
chin'ery into (-lose touch ilithee with
delegates to the ollvi'lnthom from
South Carolina. Gleorgiia. I l rida, Ala
bamla, Mississipp, I. ouIisiait, Texas
and Arkansas. lie adds:
"In Soutlh Carolina. I;vorgia and
F'lorida the growing of sigar-cant, ati
its innufactuire hts already reaeletl a
point where crude iiiethodis mulst give
way to mole collplte lilachiilery, but
the evolution is not. realy yet, andt may
not be for several years, for the very
heavy illachliltry now ill itS' ill strfit
ly stigtlr-nl ttfnetti ling sections. As
the areas Ilailt'd increatse frol ael'u
plots to tell. twenty-iVe antd lifty acres
and tpward, its is going on now
through these three States, (si ee,ally
the preselt seasol, will compel tho
IIurebase of much n(e' machinery, and
the occasion will afford an unexctlled
opportunity for adapting the new ma
(hinery exactly to the needs of tho
situation. I hope this opportinlity will
be freely availed of by tht' ianufae
tirern of syrup and sugar machinery
througholut th country convenilent. of
n(:e:(si to tle suigarl-calle helt.
"The division iof chemistry of the
I)epartmenit of Aglriculture will soon
be in Lh' miarket for the full equip
lenlt of a anne 111111 and syrup factory
at. Waycross, Ga."
leferrinl, to the same subject. in a
letter to the Manulfaturers' Record
President. I':. I.. .\latrtinl of (he C'1,aml
ber of ('onunere f .Mil(tl writt's that
the gov"(rnors 4f all it1 cnint-.trowiug
States hatVe appointed liVe delegate
from each coulnty, and that it Is ex
pccled that bet.wveen I.((i and14 1.500
delegates will be pl'esent, ia half-fare
rate having been gritlited from all
'oits east of the .\Mississippi and
south of the Potomac IIVr. 'lresidellt
Mart iII also notes the opporutities at
tle on('oVen1tio011 for m11aniIU1f'acturers of
A $50,000 Addition.
it is ailnotinceti that the Pee Dee
Mlanufacturing Co., ltockingham, N.
C., will expend about $50,000 to ex
tend its plant. A two-story additiotn
will be er'ected to mill No. 2 and edulp
plt with 2,500 spindles and 200 looms.
J. A. Williams of lamlet, No. C., has
contract to erect the addition. The
company now has 12,784 spindles and
(102 looms, manufacturing plaid do
mets and(1 hickory shirting.
Lumber Notes.
Among the shipments last wtee'
from Pensacola were :t.088,000 super
ficial feet. of lumber, 1,597,640 super
Ilial feet of sawn tlimber and 1,731
c'tuie feet of hclwl timber.
The Ashevil I lIumber Co. of Ashe
ville, N. C., with a capital stock of
$25,000, has betn chartered. The in
lorp orators are '1'. .1. I'erkilnson, .1. W.
ItutherfordI and .1. . ' )ickerson.
The. Mingo Lanl & I,nmbnllr Co. of
(retlnville, .t\. has heen incorporat.
('(I, wit Ii a capilal stock of $30,00t).
'T'a' ineUorporatilc s atre ,1(1hn 1). 1'illoy,
12. J. .lont's, Illeniry I'. Aliirray atI
T14l)i'res i lo)gginlg Ililt' inih IT4 n.it
iltsst'g river- is said to) be the betst. that.
ti il'e. It. is esim oi t141 hat )v4er :3,000t.
0040) fet of logs werei flotedI in last
wetek for C'hattaooga moills.
T1hea ,1. 0. WesseiiI.i lanber Co. of
MImhii Ils. Tenn i., haIs been icorp)or-a
dti, withI a (npitIalI si tck of $20,000. Tlheo
I icorporatorIis a re Walter S5. I')01nning.
MI*iharhI log, Getorge.N Atle, t' .J. .'.
1'tera and~ of hers.
The1 whoitl(esale groIcery butsjines.-; of
J. s. Giing &%~ Co. tif Tam~ipit l.
hals been 1)urch ased by the Consol I
daited Naval Stores Co. of Jac~ksoni
ville1, Fla. It will operiato It th rough
thle Consol idatetd Grlocery Co.
Tihie Julius0 Seie I,iaiber Co. of St.
I '''is, Mo., hius 1be4n incorp)orat.ed,
with a caplital stock tof $25,000. The In
I orlporiators1 are Juius o Seldel, FrankI
Seidel, Johnil A. MIchel1(, Otto Moser~
Textile Notes.
It is1 proosed to bild a knitting mrill
at Kingston, 'Tenn., and J. M. Allen is
Endeavors are being made to estab
lish a knhitting 1m111 at Aberdeen, Miss.
t(i be enJiltal izedt lat $40,000. Tfhe InItenl
ttion is to manul ifatuttre meln's hallf-hiose
and ladles' and isses' stockIngs.
Charles II. Welch Is said to bc inte
I. I-'. Mauild in of Anderson, S. C.,
proposes4' organizing McCormick MIlls,
with 'apiltal oIf $200,000, to build a
cof Io mIli)ill. Tfhe plant Is to bo located
at MtCor'mlck, S. C. anti have 10,000
sIiil(s. Gver $100,000 have been sub
Trenoni Cotton MIlls, Gastonla, N.
P'., will i nsftill additIonal mah(inerfly.
CtracI ht has been1 awared for' 2000
49pindles and other ('(iuip)ment to In
itease and) II imroIve the plant. Prob
ibly aboullt $.10,000 wilhl be expended
ao the liprovemenOlts.
It Is rumilored that ValentIne &
IB'ntl(y Silk Co., Newton, N. .J., wvill
-stabi~lsh at brn-ch silk mil11 at Clarks
m)trg, WV. Va. Rumllor5 saIy thait the
Iint will cost about $150,000.
Tuckasoege ManufacturIng Co., Mt.
-lolly, N. C., wvill buIld a No. 2 mIll, to
aanltainl probaly 7000 spindles. D)etails
tavo not been1 decided, btut hare no0w
jelig given consideration.
Ozark Cotton MIlls, Gastonia, N. C.,
tns pulrchased 1000 addtitonal spIndles,
ind thIs machinery will soon1 arrIve'.
I'his increases equipmenit to 10,000
J. E. MuAche, Kingston, Tenn., con
templates establishIng plant to knit
And (dye hosier-y. He0 wants to corres
pond with makers of hoslory a.nd
Eleinsr mnchineryv
J PALM . yy ET O G E N N S
rlinor Events of the Week in a
Brief Form.
Mrs. Nancy Milligan accidentally
shot herself at her home at Mount
P'leasant near Charleston Friday atter
noon and died a few hours later while
( n1 her way to the Charleston hospi
Magistrate Clyde, of Greenville, has
rendered his decision in the cases
againt C. V. Clifton, indicted for pe
tit larceny, and the defendant was
given 90 days or $150 fine to cover the
sieveial cases upon which he was tried.
A le0ting of the stockholders of
the big G;luck miIll was held in Ander
son March 10. for the purpose of elec
ting four additional directors and de
terlining upon the site for the mill.
A majority of the stock was represen
ted, tmost of It in Irson.
Charley Sumpter, the negro who in
stilted a lady near the old Sidney park
in Columnbitt on l'riday afternoon, was
taket before the recorder Saturday;
inor11inig and fined $40 or 30 days on
the ebaingang. The recorder remark
ed that, he wished the penalty could
have been greater.
lThe pwision board of Lancaster
rounty has c:otmpleted its labors for
this year. ''he number of applications
approved, ineluding the old pensioners
on the roll, is 259, but one more than
the pension roll of 1902. Thirteen of
the pensioners of last. year. eight sol
fIlers and five widows of soldiers, have
A special terml of sessions court will
bIe held in Newherry; convening April
ith, to I ry the case of George Strother,
^olored. charged with a crii inal as
;aiit. On the 20th of last i'ebruary
liss t:nlma Bowers, a well known
Young womlan of Little Mountain, wai
lssaulted by the negro who afterwards
,soaped but was captured and lodged
in jail.
The south bound Carolina and North
'ostern pteaenger train was caught in
i awkwarj fix at Allison creek trestle
Veent miles north of Yorkville Thurs
day night by reason of the blowing out
of the cylinder head. The engine was
then unable to elimb the steep grade
leading up from the creek and the pas
scngers had to remain there until a
freight came along and carried thon
ont to Yorkville.
A iloston lmber nm is building a
large saw mill on Cheehaw river in
Colleton county, whlch empties into
the Beaufort river. They will saw up
the i1nitmense forests of timhbcr that are
adjacent to ship North by way of St.
1lelena Sound. A huge dock and
tramway are to he built, and the en
terprise will employ a great deal of
labor. The machinery was transport
ed to tl- spot by a three-masted
schooner. The navigation is good and
Deputy Sheriff J. W. McCaslin, of
Greenwood. lodged a gay young Lo
thario in the county Jail- at that place
Saturday afternoon, together with the
object of his affection and attention.
The t wo young iwople wanted to Coml
promnise by calling in a mInister and
having a narrlage ceremony pertorm
ed at once, but the girl's father was op
oned. and now both languish in jail.
h'lle giirl had run away from home witlh
the yountg man antd a 'phone message
frotm the girl's fat her causeid thte at..
Ii a ry A'l ek in, n. youniig colored boy
of Coluitnla. was pa in fitlly hbit not
'rtiosv hurt in the Southern Rtailway
yarid s Saturda'IIyil motin 1g. Mi ckin was
walkitng along thle track, hIs head bent
lin andtti apparently obliv ~ious of aniy
hi ng save his feet , when a ItraIn hack
lng towards himt struck himi and
k necked himi ftromi the track, sI litlIy
stimn intg himi. WVhen plc ked up it wvas
stOni thaiit hiis hea hii iad been cut in two'(
ilaoces, bo0th of hiis knees were wvoutnded
am dlihe was badly brult'ised abioitt thle
A dlapper yoiung white man was ar
testedl by t he police in Columbia
Saturtday (in a telegram from the police
of Spartaniburg. I Ic Is wanted In that
cit.y for swihndling anld lie is supposedl
to be thle same fellow whlo has been
oper'at ing extenisively in the tipper' part
of the State. Ilus namte Is Morris and
whten heo went to the express office to
r>btain a palckatge the police were wait
big for him. lie gave them a lively
chase before cautght. He has a part
tier natmed Hay, who, It is thought, is
in Richland coumty, and heo will also
b)e cauight.
Just in tiime to aLvoidh being riun over
by a passetnger train the (lead body
of C. C. Satnder,, a ntegro hackmant, was
found at Salt Wauter near' Beaufort
Saturday morning. It is believed ho
walked to the spot In a (deranged' stste
anid diedl fromi the effects of a fall be
tween the cross ties just after cr'oss
lng the tresde(. iIe had been afflicted
with heairt discase for some time, Hie
was 50 years old. The coronet"s jdry
rendlered a verdict of death from na..
lmral causes. Articles of value found
on lisa persoit were returned to his
iuiseppina Capitano, the Italian
womian who Friday attemp)ted suicide
an the tr'ain of the Atlanta Coast Line,
itntering Charleston, died Saturday -
mornutintg at the City hospital, where
shte wats taken. Hor two sons, to.whom
ihte was going in Tampa, were notified1
rind they went to Charleston and took
harge of her remins. Her bod'y was
takeun to Tampa for burial. Tha woman
'egretted her attempt at self destrhe
:ion int a conversation with the Italian
onsiul before her death. The woman
v'as temporarily insane.
S, J. Thompson, state organizel' for
he United Textile Workers of America
I(ire'sised an audience, composed ojf
bhout seventy-five 'mill operative$, ein
he court house in Newborry Saturday;
ifternoon. Hie was there in the inter
mst of his organization, for the pylrpose
if organising a labor union,, His ar
unments in favor of a union wore op
posed by Superintendent J. M. Davis6
at the Nowberry Cotton Mill, and SUp.
arintendent E. BI. Wilbur, of the Mollo
hon Mill. No action by the operatives
was take3 and those in favor of or.
ganizing a union seem to be in a

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