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VOL. XVIII. NO.
Reduced from $55 to $37.50.
This is the greatest value for
the money ever shown in this
Come and see for yourself.
ROANOKE CYCLE CO
103 Salem Avenue.
is (lie Time
The Lnug-Dolayocl and Much An
tlcijmteri Drop Huh Come.
AU 1807 Columbias.$ 75 00
1807 Tandems. l'J5 00
189(5 Models 40, 41, 44. 00 00
181IK Model 42. 50 00
1800 Diamond Friune Tan?
dems. 80 00
1807 Hartfords, patterns 7,
8, ? and 10. 50 00
1807 Hartfords. pattern 1.. -10 00
1807 Hartfords, puttern 2.. 45 00
180? Hurtfords, pattern 5
and 0. *,J0 00
The Strongest and Lightest Run?
ning Bicycle in the World To day.
\ Manufacturing .leweler,
6 SALEM AVE.
Store closes at 7 p. m. except Sat
turdays and paydays.
Spalding Racer, Model No. 724.
The quality anil popularity of the
"Spalding" bicyoles are well known the
Examine the line critically and care?
fully?compare point by point with other
bicycles and we will abide by the result
of your Investigations.
The name 'SPAIiDING" is synony?
mous of the best.
One second-hand bicycle, good condi?
tion, $20. _
THE FISHBURN CO.
lO 1 Jinipbell AVC,
Are Strictly High Grade.
Call and examine our LARGE STOCK
Prices ami terms
J. E. ROGERS & CO.,
No. MS. Jcfier*?m SI.
-Will buy a Model B "RELAY."
-The best wheel for the money.
-Our $75 and $100 Wheels are
-strictly high grade.
EN6LEBY BRO. & CO
From this date we propose a special
sale of shoes at greatly reduced pricps ou
all goods, on all summer and low shoes.
Oxfords and slippers, at actual fnctory
cost prices- not even the cost of freight
added?on odds an ? end, joi> lots and a
few sizes of a kind.
Bargain counter prices?a mere song?
It will nay anyone to attend this sale.
ROANOKE SHOE CO.,
Spot Cash Money Savers.
13 Jefferson street and 5 Salem avenue.
HOT ENOUGH FOR YOU?
I have hot weather sboes for everybody.
Keep your feet nice and cool and you can
stand the bot weather. I have complete
stocks in two stores?Salem avenue and
Jefferson street. M BACHR ACH.
Hundreds of People Will Sail at
Once for Alaska,
ALL THE KLONDYKE FIELDS ARE
WHICH BROUGHV DOWN THE
GREAT TREASURE, .WILL BE
CROWDED ON THE RETURN
TRIP?ENORMOUS WAGES BEING
PAID TO MINERS AND MILL
Seattle, Wash., July 11).?The excite?
ment over the Klondyke mines Is on the
increase, and hundreds of people aie pre?
paring to sail for Alaska. The steamer
Portland, which brought down over
?1,000,000 in gold, is on her return trip,
und will be crowded to her utmost ca?
pacity. Conservat ive men who ha\e been
in the country claim there is room for
hundreds more in Alaska. They admit
that all of the fields in the vicinity of
Kloudyke have been taken,but every river
in Alaska is, in their judgment, flhed
with izold, which can be secured if the
men are willing to risk hardships.
Inspector Strickland, of the Caundinn
mounted police, who came down on tne
Portland, says: "When I left Dawson
City, a month ago, there were about 8U0
claims staked out, and there were be?
tween two and three thousaud in there.
Wo can safely say that there was about
?1,500,000 In gold mined last winter.
The wages in the mines were ?15 a day,
and the saw mill paid laboters $10 a day.
The claims now staked out will afford
employment to about 5,001) men,I believe.
If a man" is strone, healthy and wants
work, he can find employment at good
wages. Several men worked on an inter?
est, or what is termed a 'lav,' and during
the winter realized from $3,000 to ?; 0,000
each. The mines arc 155 to 100 miles from
A detachment of mounted police of the
Northwest Territory which pasesd
through Seattle two years ago struck it
rich. Five of the twenty guards returned
on the Portland witii irold amounting to
?200.000. The other fifteen remained in
Alaska to engage.in mining.
Mrs. E. A. Gage, wife ot the son of the
Secretary of the Treasury. Lyman Ga<;e,
came down cn the Portland. She weut
North on it and was at St. Michael's. She
said in an interview:
"The country is enormously rich. The
present gold diggings are only a very
small part of it and there is little doubt
that there are millions ouly waiting for
the miners to come and dig it out. The
meu from the Klondyke are not the men
to exaggerate, for I have talked with peo?
ple whom I know to be truthful."
It is declared that there is no danger of
food giving out; all reports to the con
I trary are not honest. Thr North Amer?
ican Transportation and Trading Com?
pany will not allow [a man to take any
food North on the Portland, jbut it will
guarantee to furnish him food for a year
at less than ?400. He can secure Mich a
guarantee before leaving this city,so that
starvation will not be one of the (lillicnl
ties to stare men in the face.
A letter received from Dawson City,
under date of June lb, contains many
interesting facts. The writer, Arthur
Perry, a well-known citizen of Seattle,
"The first discovery of gold on the
Klondyke was in the^iniddle of August,
189(5, by George Cormack,on a creek emp?
tying into the Kloudyke on the south,
called by the Indians Bonanza. He found
?100 to the pan on a high rim, and after
making the find known at "Forty Miles,"
weut hack with two Indians and took
out ?1,400 in three weeks with three
sluice boxes. The creek was soon staked
form one end to the other, and all the
small gulches were also ^staked and re?
corded. dAbout September 10 a man by
the name of Whipple prospected a creek
emptying into the Bonanza, and named It
WHpple creek. He], shortly sold out and
the miners renamed it El Dorado.
"When 1 first reached the new camp I
was Invited by two butcher boys, Mur?
phy Thorpe, of Junen, and George Stew?
art, from Stuck Valley, Washington, to
go down in their shaft and pick a pan
cf dirt, as they had just struck a rich
streak. To my surprise it was $388.50.
In fourteen pans ;of dirt they took out
?1,505 right in the bottom of the shaft,
which was four by eight feet.
"March 20 Clarence Berry took out?!l00
to the pan, Jimmy McLnin took out over
?200 to the pan, and four boys from Na?
tt aim o took as high as ?125 to the pan.
They were the first men to get hole down
to the bed rock and get any pay. They
had Nos. 14 and 15. In fact,\big pans
were being taken out on nearly every
claim on the creek, and one and two hun?
dred pans were common.
"April 13 Clarence Berry took In "one
pan thirty-nine ounces, $495, and in two
days paned out over ?1,200. April 14 we
heard that some boys on No. 30 El Dorado
had struck it rich and;taken out ?000 in
one pnn. This was the banner pan of the
creek, and Charles Meyers, who had the
ground, told mo tha* if he had waited to
pick the dirt he could hive taken 100
ounces just as easy Jimmy McLain took
out ?11,000 during the winter just in
prospecting the dirt. Clarence Berry and
his partner, Anton Stander, panned out
about the same in the same manner.
Mrs. Berry used to go down to the dumps
every day to get dirt and carry it to the
shanty and pan it herself. She has over
?0,000 taken out in that manner. Mr.
Lippin, from Seattle, has a rich claim,
and his wife has a sack of nuggets worth
?0,000 that she has picked up on the
"When the dumps were washed in the
spring the dirt pain better than wa? ex?
pected. Four boys on a 'lay' in El Dorado
took out ?49,000 in four months. Frank
Phiscater. who owned the Grand, had
some men hired and cleaned up ?94,000
for the winter. Mr. Lippin, so I nm told,
has cleared up ?54,000. Louis Rhodes,
AJSOKE, VA., TUE!
No. 25 Bonanza, has cleaned1 lup $40,000.
Clarence Berry and Anton Stander have
cleaned up $130,000 last winter.
"This is probably the richest placer
ever known in the world. They took it
out- so fast and so much of it that they
did not have time to weigh it with gold
scales. They took steel yards and all the
sirup cans were filled."
M. Dase, a Gardener, Grows Despondent
and Tired of Life.
A German named Michael Dase, resid?
ing just south of the city, shot and killed
himself yesterday morning at his resi?
dence. Justice Page, acting coroner,
summoned the following jury and pro?
ceeded to investigate the case: Waller P.
Huff, foreman, Thomas Richardson, A.
Leonard, N. H.Wertz, T. M. Kennedy ai-d
W. D. ^ryant.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Brubaker heard
the shots and were the first people to ap- j
pear on the scene. They found him on
the f. ncr with the pistol lying by his side.
They spoke to him, but he could not an
swer. The following note was fcund on
"Bury me in a plno box anv place on
the bill and no preaching. "M. DASE."
After further evidence the jury ren?
dered the following verdict: "That M.
Dase came to his death by a wound in the
forehead inflicted by a bullet from a pis?
tol in his orvn hands."
Deceased was about G7 years old and
has no iclatives living in this country
except his brother's family In Harrioburg,
GREAT GRAIN RUSH COMING.
Thousands of Cars .Leave Kansas City to
Receive This Year's Immense Crop.
Kansas City, Mo., July 10?Long trains
of empty freight cars have rolled out of
Kansas City for two weeks an A dropped
off in twos, threes aud fives on side
tracks along the linos of the railroads in
Missouri, 'Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and
Oklahoma. These empty freight cars, of
which there arejthousands, will be filled
with now '07 wheat iusido of lour or five
A tremendous grain rush is expected
and the best of management by railroad
officials will be needed to prevent a huge
grain blockade, or a grain car famine.
Conservative estimates of crop statisti?
cians place the yield of wheat for thl?
year In 'Kansas alono at sixty million
TEWFIK'S SCHEME REJECTED.
The Ambassadors Refuse to Consider Any
New Plan for a Frontier Line.
Constantinople, July 10.?At Satur?
day's sitting of the peace conference,
Tewfik^Pasha, theyrurkish minister of
foreign affairs, arrived late. He submit?
ted to the conference a new frontier
scheme, which was unacceptable to the
powers aud the ambassadors thereupon
informed Tewflk that the conference
would adjourn until be brought a written
acceptance by his government of the
frontier line traced by .the military at?
? TO JOIN THE,RACERS. rv!
Chicago, July 10.?Lieutenant JNolle,
Detective Sergeants Cowdry, Kipley and
UroderlcK left for New York this after?
noon to represent the Chicago po'ice de?
partment in the New "York police races
which will occur the latter part of this
MADE ENOUGH MONEY.
Bristol, Va., July 10.?Maj. A. D. Rey
uolds. who started from nothing and has
made $525,000 net profit as a tobacco
manufacturer here in twenty yearn, sold
his plant to a syndicate Saturday for
$30,000. Major Reynolds retires from
business because of his religious convic?
tions, which of late have made the man?
ufacture and sale! of tobacco distasteful
to him. It is probable that he will enter
FOURTEEN DAYS IN A MINE.
PhoeniK, Ariz , J uly 10.?James Ste?
vens, the imprisoned miner, wt>s rescued
from the Mammoth mine yesterday morn?
ing, after an imprisonment of fourteen
days without food or water. He is fright?
fully emaciated, but bis mind is clear.
Little Rock, Ark., July 10.?John G.
Meixel, the defaulting cashier of the
South Bethlehem National Bank, of Eas
ton, Pa., waived examination yesterday
before United States Commissioner
O'Hair and was placed in the penitentiary
pending an order of transfer. He made
a full confession,implicating the teller of
the bank. tu??
HUNDLEY HILL WITHDRAW.
Burkeville, Va., July 11).?It is re?
ported he-e that.General George J. Hund?
ley has withdrawn from the contest for
attorney general, and will devote all of
Iiis time in can Passing for reelection to
Washington, July 10.?Secretary Sher?
man, who is suffering from some slight
stomach derangement, is reported better
to-night. Ho expects to go "to the State
Dcnartment in a day or two.
GORMAN HAS RECOVERED.
Laurel, Md.. July 10.?Senator Gorman
has entirely recovered from his recent in?
disposition and will resume bis Senatorial
duties to morrow.
COL. CROCKER IS DEAD.
San Alateo, Cal., July 10.?Colonel
Crocker, vice president of the Southern
Pacific Railway Company, died at his
homo here last night
THE MOTION DENIED.
New York, July 10.?A motion for a
writ of habeas corpus for Martin Thome
in the Guldensuppe murder case was de?
nied this forenoon by Justice Truax In
the supreme court.
COME AND SEE
The So. 4 Hull's Eye Camera.
It takes a 4x5 picture and loads
and unloads in daylight.
Take Due with you on your
ROANOKE CYCLE CO.,
103 Salem Ave. S. "W.
3 DAY, JULiY 20, 1J
His Nomination for Governor is Now
WILL HAVE OVER 1,000 VOTES,
BUT MAJOR ELLYSON'S NAME
WILL BE ? PRESENTED-HE WAS
HANDICAPPED BY HIS GOLD-BUG
PROCLIVITIES AND THE NUMER?
OUS CANDIDATES FOR ATTOR?
Richmond, July MO. ? -The nomination
of J. H?ge Tyler for governor by the
Democratic State convention is now con?
ceded on nil hands. Me already 'has al?
most enough delegates elected Instructed
to give him the nomination on the first
baliot. The indications are that Tyler ivlll
indeed have over 1,000 of the 1,450 dele?
gates composing the convontiou.
The result of the party contest for the
governorship occasions no particular sur?
prise. It was seen soon after the cam?
paign opened that the nominee for the
first place on the ticket would be an orig?
inal free silver man,and it was also rather
expected that nil of the places filled by
the convention would go to the same ele?
ment. The free-silver sentiment is doubt?
less stronger iu Virginia now than it wns
last year. This has been seen iu the
contests in the dilTereut couutles. Nntu
rally this augmenting *of their ?trength
emboldened and encouraged .the free-sil?
ver leaders, and there appears to have
been a sort'of tacit understanding that
that side should dominate things nt the
Roanoke convention. The gold men?not
the bolters, but those who loyally sup?
ported Chicago platform and nominees
??have made little or no resistance to this
drift of things. The gold men thought
that there should be no distinction made
on account of the late support of free sil?
ver in the choice of the nominees of the
Roanoke convention. Tins view, how?
ever, was not pressed with any degree
Major Tyler.was an 'orlgiual free-silver
man. His opponent, Hon. J. Taylor Elly
son, was not .lint at the Staunton conven?
tion was in sympathy with the gold men
in his party. He was, though, ready at
all times to pledge his hearty support to
the Chicago nominees ".nud platform.
This he promptly dill after the action of
the national hotly was announced. Not
only was ho thoroughly loyal, but, as the
head of the Democratic State committee,
won a splendid victory in jtbe .State last
The campaign opened with 'many em?
barrassments to Ellyson's candidacy.
The fact that there wore nine candidates \
iu the field* for attorney general handi?
capped lilm more,probably, than any other
cause. With all of these aspirants for
the nomination for the tail-end of the
ticket naturally came many complications
detrimental to Mr. Ellyson's prospects
for success. Tb?ro are many 'who think
that the chairman of the State committee
should be nominated for lieutenant-gov?
ernor with the understanding that he is
to be given the governorship four years
h?mce. Mr. Ellysou, however, is a candi?
date for the first place on the ticket and
will remain so until the contest .is closed
by a nomination at Roanoke. It is pretty
generally assumed that he does not care
for the lieutenant-governorship. Should
the party insist upon it and this honor
be conferred without any .contest for it,
it would be difficult for him or almost
any man to decline it under such circum?
The chairmanship 'of the party is n.ore
to Mr. Ellyson's liking, and he would
greatly prefer to continue *iu that posi?
tion than to be lieutenant-governor of the
State. There is a sentlment'among some
that he might occupy both of these
places, there being do rule in the Demo?
cratic party to the contrary. Congress?
man Otey and other free-silver mnnagars
took a coutrary view at the Staunton
convention last year. Their position then
seemed to be that the "chairman of the
State committee ought not to occupy two
positions at the anme 'time. The point
was made on the occasion that the chair?
man should not be mnde a member of the
natioual committee, and he w*;s not,
either. That honor was conferred^upon
There Is some interest manifested to
know who will nominate the two guber?
natorial candidates at the Roanoke con?
vention. This has not been fully settled,
but probably will be in a fev days. It is
possih'e that that service will be perform?
ed for Major Tyler by a Tidewater orator.
Mr. Ellyson's name will probably be pre?
sented before that body bv a rur',.l
speaker, who has not been fully deter?
mined upon. His seconding speech will
probabiy be by a well-known Richmond
The Roanoke convention does not pro?
mise to be given over-much to long
speeches. The most interesting discus
sion in that body will probably l>o on the
question of commending constitutional
provisions for securing r more economical
administration of the affairs 'of the State
government. This subject has already
attracted considerable attention and sev?
eral counties have instructed their dele?
gates to support such a line of action.
The adoption of the platform will prob?
ably provoke little discussion unless an
attempt shall bo made to eliminate cer?
tain features of the declarations made at
Chicago. The indications are that unless
Senator Daniel 'undertakes this duty or
gives assurance of promptly backing snme
one else who may, no'oppof ttion will be
made to any of the planks of the national
platform. This is expected to be reaffirm*
ed in its entirety. The idea is to dwell
with emphasis upon the declarations In
favor of free silver, antl-monopolists and
such Stato matters as the convention may
feel it politic tocomiv.it itself to.
The present indications are that the
Republicans will net put up a Stato
ticket this year. Their State committee,
which meets at Lynchburg, will probably
summon a convention, but It seer.is to be
pretty well understood now that such a
body called would only be expected to
adopt a platform of principles and make
tne fight on the ' legislative candidates.
The truth is, the present Republican
managers are not disposed to favor mak?
ing a fight for the general offices. To do
so would, they probably think, bring for?
ward prominently new party leaders, who
might contest with them for favor with
the federal administration. Thi?* was the
policy of the Republicans in the South
immediately after the close of the war,
and, it is believed, the same thing with
them in Virginia to-day. Captain Lurty,
of Rocliingham, was some time ago dis?
posed tc enter the race for the Republi?
can nomination for governorship. He was
not, however, It seems, encouraged par?
ticularly by the managers of his party.
The same thing has generally been the'
'case with others who have some aspira?
tion in the same direction.
The Populists have remained very quiet
in this preliminary contest within the
Democratic party. There is an impres
sion that their convention, which is called
to meet in Roanoke, will adopt tho
Chicago platform and possibly nominate
for only one office, that of lieutenant-gov?
ernor. If this latter course is followed,
it would be with the expectation that the
Roanoke convention would accept that
nomination aud place the name suggested
on its ticket. This would, in such an
event, probably bo done.
The Populist leaders, with one or two
exceptions, appear to be taking compara?
tively little interest in the contest.
RESULTS OF SUNDAY GAMES.
Cincinnati, 4; Washington, 3.
Chicago, 0; Baltimore, 3.
Cleveland, 8; Brooklyn, 1.
Louisville, 10; St. Louis, 7.
At Cleveland?Cleveland, 1 run, 5 hits,
1 error. Baltimore, 7 iiins, 11 bits, 0 er?
rors. Batteries: Cuppy nnd Creigei;
Pond and Bowerman.
At Cincinnati?Cincinnati, 3 rnus, G
hits, 2 errors. Boston, 0 runs, 14 hits, 4
errors. Batteries: Damman and Pelt/.;
Nichols aud Bergen.
No game between Pittsburg and Brook?
lyn on account of rain.
At St. Louis?St. Louis, 0 runs, 14
hits, 2 errors. Now York, 11 ruus, 10
bits, 3 errors. Battrles: McDormott aud
Murphy; Kusle and Warner.
At Chicago?Chicago, 7 runs, D ''its, 3
errors. Philadelphia, 8 runs, 8 hits, 3
errors. Batteries: Callahau aud Klt
tridgoj'Orih and Clements.
At Louisville?Louisville, 0 runs, 8
hits, 0 errors. Washington, 2 runs, 0
bite, 1 error. Batteries: Fra/.ier aud Wil
sou; Melanies and McGuire.
Staxdixo of the Ci.tnis. W L P Ct
Boston. 40 20 712
Cincinnati. 45 22 074
Baltimore. 45 23 007
New York. 41 27 004
Cleveland. 30 31 560
Philadelphia. 84 40 450
Pittsburg. 31 37, 450
Brooklyn. 31 30 443
Chicago. 32 41 430
Louisville. 81 40 437
Washington. 20 43 372
St. Louis. 15 50 210
COURT OF A IT E ALS.
Wythevlllo, Va.," July 10.?(Special.)?
Following proceedings were bad in the
court of appeals to-day:
Groch vs. Ivanhoe Land and Improve?
ment Company was argued and submit?
Crabtree vs. Old Dominion Building
and Loan Association was partially ar?
NEXT YEAR'S CONVENTIONS.
The Epworth League conventiou,in ses?
sion at Toronto, Canada, ; voted to meet
next year at Indianapolis, Ind.
Buffalo was selected as the place for
the next convention of the Baptist Young
Peop'e's Union of America, now In ses?
sion at Chattanooga,Tenn.
A "CASINO BURNED.
Colorado Springs, Col., July 10.?The
famous liroadinoor Casino was destroyed
by fire here this afternoon, entailing a
loss of over $100,000. The Broadmoor
Hotel, adjoining tho Casino, and which
is the largest hotel in the city, wau saved
by u detachment of soldiers of the United
States army, who fought the fire bravely
and successfully. All tho occupants of
tho hotel escaped uninjured,though there
was considerable of a panic.
THE NOTABLE THREE.
Fremont, O., .luly 10.?President Mc?
Kinley, ex President C'eveland am' Hon.
William Jennings Bryan 'will be invited
to attend the great celebration here on
SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC.
The annual Sunday-school picnic of
Calvary Baptist Church will take place
to day at Klllston. All who can go are
requested to meet at the church this
morning at 7:15 and march in a 'body to
the train,which leaves the Union depot at
8 o'clock. The small scholars have been
provided with tree tickets.
This hot weather is bring?
ing o?t i'retty patterns in"
soft, coin. neomgees. This
week we have some entirely
new colors without collars
and soft maok.VS cloth.
G1LKESON St TAYLOR.
We are headquarters for all kinds of
repair work. Allwoik guaranteed and
prices to suit tho times. Virginia Car?
Forecast for Virginia: Shovreis Tues?
day; fair Wednesday; stationary tempei
atuic; easterly winds.
PRICE 3 CENTS
Will Bring Out the Cannonsburg
GOADED ON BY PANGS OF HUN?
GER?STRIKERS HOLD MASS
MEETINGS AND DECIDE TO TAKE
DECISIVE ACTION?WOMEN URGE
THEM ON AND BRAND THEM AS
AND CHILDRN CAUSE A CONDI?
TION OF SEMI-INSANITY. v
Pittsburg, Pa, July 19.?The events of
to tiny in the Pittsburg coal mining dis?
trict indicate that there is trouble ahead.
The strike has been on for two weeks,
with no cause for alarm in any quarter,
but to-day tho pangs of hunger nnd njut
terings of disconteut have taken tangible
form, and before morning 1.000 miners
will have marched ou Cannonsburg, the
objective point being Boonc and Allison
A few days ago the operators of the
mines mnde n requisition on the sheriff of
Washington county lor additional depu?
ties. It Is supposed that there are at least
thirty deputies at each mine, well armed
for any frictlun thnt may .take place. To?
day the miners of the Miller's and Turn's
Run district held mnss-meotiugs. Tho
gatherings were attended by mou,women,
and children. The women did not lag In
the interest taken. Mnny of them openly
branded their husbands as cowards. They
argued that they might as well fight as
starve. The men said the victory could lie
won providing every conl miner employed
in the section whore the lake trade is sup
piled would join the general movement
Plans for bringing out the miners at
work In the Boone nnd Allison mines
were discussed. Special committees were
sent from one meeting to the other. It
was decided to march onto Cannonsburg
mines to-night. The Reisslng brass band
aud the Cecil Drum Corps were engaged,
and tho march across the couutry is on.
The procession will bo made up of three
divisions from the different sections.
They will mobilize at Brldgevllle and take
up the tramp of twelve miles across the
country. A miner who wns very enthu?
siastic over the plan said there would be
at least 1,000 men in line. It was learned
late to nigbt that the scheme has been in
process of formulation for several days.
It was talked of several days ago and got
to the ears ol the operators of the Can?
nonsburg ndnes, hence tl.elr decision to
increase their force of deputies.
Whether the miners will go armed is
not known ns yet, but they expect to be
at the mines wheu the offendlug diggers
are ready to go to ? ork and will use every
Influence possible to keep them from go?
ing into the mines. Some cf the most
conservative of the leaders claim that
there will he no bloodshed. They say
"vhen tho colliers see such a big demon?
stration in favor of what they term a
peaceful battle for bread they cannot
enter the mines and rest in their man?
hood. Every effort was xnnde to keep the
movement a secret for fear the force of
deputies at the mines would be further
increased. Just what tho result will be
is difficult nt this hour to tell. The men
are known to be in a condition of semi
Insanity on the strike question. They
have neen go.ided on by suffering wives,
daughters and sweethearts, and it ap?
pears as if it is ihe beginning of tho end
of the strike.
The negotiations to induce the coal op?
erators of this district to sign a uni?
formity agreement are still going on.
The commissioners having ic in charge
feel as if they would be ablo to accom?
plish it. Secretary G. Frank Schmld said
to night that the prospects were brighter
than they have been since negotiations
began. He snld that within the next few
dnys powerful and potent influences
would be brought.to bear ou the opera?
tors, and with the~strike In the present
condition the indications were for a suc?
cessful consummation of the agreement.
As an evidence that the operatois are
uot counting on arbitration it was an?
nounced to night by a prominent opeia
tor thnt if tho strike in West Virginia
does uot prove!successful the Pittsburg
operators will make an effort early next
week to start their mines at the 00 cent
rate, the rate now asked by the strikers.
They will claim as they are willing to
pay the price.asked the law must protect
them In the operation of their mines.
Columbus, O.. July 10.?In speaking of
the coal supply, President Ratchford said
to night: "Reports from some of the
cities to the effect that the coal supply Is
not short are on'y iutended to discourage
the miners. If the coal supply is not
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