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TUESDAY EVENING, LAST EDITION. TOPEKA. KANSAS, OCTOBER 14, 1902. TUESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. 3 1- President Slilchell Meets the District Ofiicers. Appears to Be Feeling Against Morgan Proposition. ARE ALL RETICENT. Say That Miners Will Have to Decide. Prospect of Immediate Settle ment Not Bright. MORGAN GOES HOME. After White House Conference Returns to New York. President Hoosevelt Waiting to Hear from Mitchell. Text of the Operators Proposal of Arbitration. Wilkesbarre, Pa.. Oct. 14. President Mitchell was asked at noon by the cor respondent of the Associated Press Whether he and the district ollicers had the power to consider the operators' plan and end the strike. His reply was: "Without special reference to the statement issued by the co.il operators. It is a rule of our organisation that no settlement can be made bv the officers of the union without the consent of a delegate convention." In reHy to another question, as to w hether the Shamokin convention which formulated the demands to the oDera tors. or the Hazleton convention, which made the strike permanent, had given him this consent,-he said: "No." The three" district presidents are on their way here. President Mitchell will immediately go .into conference with them on the new offer. The miners' chief refused to say whether a conven tion call will be considered today or when or where such a meeting, if held, will take place. He also declined to say how Ions it would take to get the dele gates together. Mr. Mitchell continues to decline to answer all questions as to whether he is for or against the operators' plan as a whole or in part. He has not yet re ceived oflicial notification of the opera tors' desire to arbitrate. There were lively scenes about strike headquarters today. Mine workers and leaders who have not been 'near head quarters in many days di'ODOed in to hear the news. Mr. Mitchell had a num ber of visitors, among them Lewis Ham merling, w ho ai ted as a missionary be tween Mr. Mitchell and Senators Quay and Penrose in their conferences witn the coal road presidents in New York last week. Mr. llstnmerllng came in hurriedly, stayed but a short time and left without giving information to any one. It is evident that he carried a message to Mr. Mitchell from some cub. One of the local leaders who came in from the outlying territory, made this Btatement in the hotel lobby: "The men as a rule are angry at the proposition made by the operators. They day they would rather go down to straight defeat than surrender to tht operators on the arbitration plan they propose." This, however, must not be taken as the sentiment of all the men. There are many who see a ray of hope in the situation. A disposition is shown among many to trust to the good offices of the president of the T'nited States. WAITING TO HEAR FROM MITCHELL. Washington, Oct. 14. At noon today it was said at the temporary White House that no communication relative to the proposition of the anthracite coal operators had been received from Presi dent John Mitchell of the Uniied Mine Workers. The proposition was not transmitted to President Mitchell offi cially either by president Roosevelt or by the coal operators. It was addressed to the public and it is assume! that Mr. Mitchell will take cognizance of it from the press. In the event he, should not do so. t-owevr. it is possible that the president would officially notify him of th proposition ot the operators. In asmuch as the communication from the operators was in the shape of an ad dress to the public it is possible that Mr. Mitchell may make his reply in a similar manner. The nrMfrient has aereed to nnnnint I the commission suggested by the -J . . . . . r . e coal operators, provined such a commission should prove satisfactory to the miners. During the early part of today the president had several conferences, all bcRiing upon the strike situation. Sec retary Root called at the White House Immediately after the departure of Messrs. J. Pierpont Morgan and Robert S. Bacon for New York, and had a brief interview with the president. Soon afterward Frajtk P. Sargent, commissioner of immigration, had a conference with the president. He de clined to discuss the object of his inter view, but it was believed to be with reference to the personnel of the pro posed commission. Commissioner of Labor Carroll D. Wright also had an extended interview with the president. At its conclusion, while he declined to discuss it, he ex pressed the belief that the coal strike was on the eve of settlement. He had no Information from President Mitchell. The feeling at the White house is op timistic. The belief is general among official and civilian callers that a long step has been taken toward a fin al set tlement of the strike. Until Mr. Mitchell makes his reply no fuither action on the part of the president is expected. It developed today that the main fea tures, of the operators' proposition were discussed and in a general way agreed to at the conference between Secretary Root and J. Pierpont Morgan in New York on Saturday last. Mr. Morgan was very anxious to bring about an ad justment and Secretary Root was able to point out means whereby the main obstacles to yielding on the part of the operators could be removed. BAER SAY'S "THKMS MY SENTI MENTS " New York, Oct. 14. President Baer of the Philadelphia & Reading railroad, arrived here from Philadelphii today. He said he had come to attend the regu lar weekly meeting cf the Temple Iron company. "Do you consider that the proposition : 'f - - r ' t "i" ' i t" i . : in, ' ' - r j . l ; - f- - f V - 4 ; - - ' J ? , ' , - - ' - - v i t: ' : i 1 - - - V- , x v- . - J 1 - ' 't - J. P!erpo-jt Morgan, the 3S.an "Wtio submitted to the president in the nature of a recession from the stand taken by the operators?" he was asked. "I happen to have drawn the proposi tion myself," said Mr. Haer, "at least I had a considerable part in preparing It, and I may state that it embodies my opinions' and views Further than that I cannot say anything." Asked what he thought would be tlte result of the offer made, he replied: "1 am not a prophet." Mr. Bacr was asked whether the prop-, ositio:; looked to immediate resumption on lull time. "I do not care to discuss that," he said. President Oliphant of the Delaware & Hudson was asked if the public would not look upon the proposition of the op erators as a coBcession to the miners. "It is not a concession io the miners," he replied. "It is a concession to hu manity. It is a move taken to relieve the distress prevalent throughout the country.' "The need of coal was a sei i ous matter to contemplate. If the sea son had been summer instead of winter, such a statement might not have been called 2or." President Trues.la!e of the Lackawan na said: "The whole matter rests with the president. We reserved no right ' to question the appointment of any indi vidual on the commission whom the president m?y see fit to appoint on the terms oi our orf:-r. I do not know ;u neuter tne president intends to con sult Mr. Mitt hell before deciding to j appoint the c mmission, and I nave no I l;lea of its possible makeup. If he sees I tit to appoint an arbitration committee and tnke our proposition we will not question the appointment of any indiv uals h.- miy select." On the subject of giving the miners "full time" when the mines were open ed. President trucsdale said he could not speak except for his own road and company. That, he said, for two years had run fuli time, except when they were shut down for repairs or because of holidays. He assumed that the old practice of the company would be re sumed. T,.orii i .u. coal 'rmru hV- c,,nT s i. , ,L coal H rwilfl th . i ? tC?Zry ! hd v,, !?d that H thought they ; had, but for his own road he could say so positively. These cars, he added are i available for the immediate movement of coal ande believed the same condi- tions prevailed with other coal roads. Some mm.n, v, .""i i,.. tne ahsenr-e ot the signature of Joim Markle, the independent operator, from til petition to President- Roosevelt. President I ow'.er .of the Ontario & Western, when asked why Mr. Markle had not been one of the signers,. replied that he did not know that Mr. Markle knew anything about the move to ob tain peace.' Asked if the operators had received any assurances as to the action of ntM.t i .i.- . ,, , . ! in me matter lie l eoiiea m top. nee-ative On being asked what influences, if anv. induced the operators to submit the dif ferences with their men to the president, Mr. Fowler replied. "It was chiefly due to the pressure of public opinion, or, rather, you might say, public necessity. We recognized that the public would suffer from scarcity of coal if something was not done soon, and we concluded that it would be honorable lu overlook in a measure the rights of the in terests that we represent in order that a way out of a serious predicament mi"ht be found. Many of the schools were getting ready to shut down and still greater hard ships might be suffered." District Presidents Nichols and Fahy arrived here from Boston at 2:30 o. m. They had been addressing meetings in the interests of the miners. Mr. Nichols had nothing to say, but when Mr. Fahy was asked what he thought of the new turn of affairs he said: "The strike cannot be settled without the consent of the men. We are not dealing in gold bricks of any kind." "Do you mean by that that the opera tors' arbitration plan is not accepta ble?" he was asked. "Make any deduction you want to." he replied. MITCHELL CENTER OF INTEREST. Wilkesbarre. Pa.. Oct. 14. President Mitchell of the Miners' union, refused point blank to talk for mtblication at this time on the new proposal for arbi tration of the strike, laid before Presi dent Roosevelt last night, by presidents of the coal-carrying railroads. No offi cial information can be had as to his views and he himself does not know whether he will make a statement later in the day. The news of the new ofTer was variously received by the striking miners of the region. It did not be come known until well in the morning and there were many different views taken bv the men. There is a large number of mine workers who favor a f J; . - s. - Offers Solution of the Great Cosl Strike rejection of the offer as formulated by the operators while there are equally as many who see some (rood in the offer. The miners, however, have the greatest confidence in the judgment of their leader and it is certain they will leave the matter in his hands. to work out. The citizens of the region generally are rejoicing at the new turn of affairs and feel confident that the step just ta ken by the operators will result in much good if not a speedy settlement of the great conflict. President Mitchell received the news from the representatives of the press after 1 o'clock this morning-, the moment it was flashed here from Washington. He had been informed by the corres pondents that a conference was in progress in the Whits Kcuse and decid ed to wait to he&r what its result would be. He immediately retired after learn ing of the arbitration offer and refused to have anything to say. He came down from his room at S:20 o'clock and was again tak:r. in hand by the reporters, but he once more refused to discuss the proposition saying he had not read it. Later in the morning after he had read the operators' address to the public, he told the newspaper men that he did not know whether he would have anything to say t'.uiing the day. His attention was called to the assertion in the ad dress that possibly only one-half of those on strike are members of the un ion and he also declined to discuss this phase of the document. . . . - Comparing President Mitchell's offei marls to the president of the United States ten days ago with that of the operators made last night there are many persons who look upon the oper ators' cfTer as a counter proposition and believe that the miners will treat it as such. Mr. Mitchell's offer to the presi dent was that he should appoint the commission. The operators go that far and a step farther, by stipulating that the members of the commission must be selec ted from various occupations or professions suggested by the com panies. Gossip at strike headquarters showed that many miners were against the new plan because no recognized represeniau of the workmen is m- eluded in the operators' suggestions, urnes he can be selected under the h & f ,.a man of promil!ence, eminent n Cneinlo-ist " . , ' , t bc,Vonthls a Vli 3- w'.5'ch; stfJk?. SyV UT ,th! President of the Lnited States to select a judge from about tour men. In fact the element against the latest offer of the operators pick flaws in every clause of the new offer. Those in favor of the plan feel that President Mitchell should accept it and trust to President Icose velt to make the board or committee as impartial as it is in his rjower to do under the conditions laid down by the operators. They do not favor a coun ter proposition as is being suggested by those asainst the latest plan on the ground that it would ao no good and . . , ... i: would cause puonc sentiment wm ch the miners think is with them, to turn toward the ooerators. The best judgment of those who have been associated with President Mitchell throughout the strike, men who have watched his every action and talked with him privately, is that the arbitra tion plan is unsatisfactory to him. Ow ing to the tremendous pressure being brought to bear on both sides to end the conflict it is not improbable that the miners' leader will waive his objection and advise that the proposition be ac cepted. The three district presidents are not here, but they are on t eir way to this city. They will hold a conference im mediately after they all arrive. There is some talk that a joint conference of the three anthracite districts may be called and the whole matter laid before the miners themselves. Tfie situation summed up briefly is still mixed, but the outlook for an ending of the strike at no very distant date is regarded as hopeful. MORGAN GOES TO NEW YORK. Washington, Oct. 14. Messrs. J. P. Morgan and Robert S. Bacon, his part ner, breakfasted at the Arlington this morning with Secretary Root. At 10 o'clock Mr. Morgan and Mr. Bacon boarded their special train on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad and left for New York. When asked by a representative of the Associated Press whether he had any thing to say, Mr. Morgan replied: "I think you have enough for one day." He declined to make any further statement. Secretary Root and Mr. Bacon also re fused to discuss the situation. HOW FAST COAL CAN BE MINED. New Y'ork, Oct. 14. When the miners" strike shall have been officially declared at an end the full force of 143,000 mei. will report for duty within 24 hours, says a World dispatch from Wilkes barre. Pa. Seventy-five thousand tons of coal can be mined, it is believed, and be ready ror shipment in 48 hours, and the amount increased to 100,000 or 125,000 tons a day at the end of a week. It can be moved to New York and other Atlantic cities in EG hours from the time it is brought from the mines. A fact that seems to indicate prepa ration on the part of the coal com panies to transport coal in large Quan tities Is the arrival at coal shipping centers of sn increased number of cars. HIS BACK BROKEN. Scranton, Fa., Oct. . 14. Orlando Schooley, who was taking a crowd of newly recruited men to work at the Edgerton colliery in Jermyn Monday- afternoon, was set upon by a mob of 100 and beaten so badly with clubs and stones that it is feared he will not live. When taken to the emergency hospital at Carbondale it w?. found that his back was broken. The recruits who were with Schooley Were allowed to go unmolested on their agreeing to take a train out of town. They said they came from Wyoming county and that they w ere to be given jobs as firemen at $2 a day. A conapany from the Thir teenth regiment at Oliphant arrived at the scene of assault on a special train after the mob dispersed. , According to the claims of the opera tors, work was resumed at four collier ies in this district, the Bellevue and Hyde Park of the Delaware, Lacka wanna & Western: company in this city. and the Johnson Nos. 1 and 2, of the New York, Ontario & Western com pany in Piieeburg. All; the companies, with the exception of the Delaware & Hudson, reported good isized increases m the working forces at their various collieries. The Pennsylvania company had a gain ot eighty, all told. At United Mine vvoikers" headquart ers the statement was given out that the Bellevue was opened with even mer. secured from other Delaware, Lacka wanna & Western collieries, and that only one car of coal was hoisted. It was fuither asserted that the engineer, fire bes and assistant fire boss at this mine quit work when the non-union men appeared. The claim 'was made that since Friday forty men- had been in duced to quit work in the Scranton dis trict, most of them employes of North Scranton collieries and that the Plym outh No. 2 washery of the Delaware & Hudson company &ad to shut down yes terday because of desertions. At the Delaware & Hudson company's office it was stated that this washery is only worked when the breaker is not being' operated, and that yesterday was one of the days tne breaker' worked. Assistant Supt. To bey of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western company stat ed that the daily output of his com pany new is 10. WM tons. The North End Glee club, numbering 5 voices, composed almost exclusively rf strikers, gave a complimentary con cert last night to the officers and men the Twelfth regiment at its camp lu North Scranton. Washington, Oct, 14. The operators have agreed to the axraointment of a commission to be appointed by the pres ident of the United States to whom shall be -referred all tiuestions at issue "be tween the corapank apd their own em ployer, whether they belong to a union or not, and the decision of the commis sion shall be accepted ty the operators. The commission is to consist of an army cr navy engineer officer ."-an expert mm- ? engineer not ronneeted with the coal mining propepiiesqpe of the judges of the United. Stlltes cmBtof the east ern districts of Pehnsyrvania, a man of prominence eriiifictt ns.a sociologist and a man who tvy active participation in mining and selling coal is familiar with the physical' and commerical features of the. business. The ooerators also make a part of their proposition that the miners shall return to work as soorr as the ' commission is constituted and cease all -interference with nonunion men. The commission is to name a daW when its findings shall be effective and to govern conditions of employment be tween the company and their own em ployes for at least three years. The statement was read to ti--e presi dent as an act of courtesy before being given to the press. TERMS OF ARBITRATION. Proposition of the Coal Barons to Settle Strike. Washington, Oct. 14. The coal opera tors have agreed to the appointment of a commission to be appointed by the president of the United States, to whom shall be referred all r;uestions at issue between the companies and their own employes, whether they belong to a un ion or not, and the decision of the com mission shall be accepted by the opera tors. The commission is to consist of an army or navy engineer officer, an ex pert minins engineer not connected with the ccal mining oroperties, one of the judges of the united States courts of the eastern district of Pennsylvania, a man of prominence eminent as a so ciologist, and a man who, by active par ticipation in mining and selling coal, familiar with the physical and commer cial features of the business. The operators also make a part of their proposition that the miners shall return to work as soon as the commis sion i3 constituted and cease all inttx ference with nonunion men. The com mission is to name a date when its find ings shall be effective to govern condi tions of employment between the com panies and their own employes for at least three years. AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT. Secretary Cortelyou, by authority of those present at the White House, made public the following authored state ment concerning the conference: "Mr. J. P. Morgan came to Washing ton w-ith his partner, Mr. Bacon, at the request of the coat companies, who de sired that as a matter of courtesy their statement should be shown to the presi dent before it was made public. Hav ing been laid before the president by Mr. Morgan, it is now given to the press: "To the Public. " 'The managers of the different coal properties comprising the anthracite coal fields wish their position in the present strike to be understood, and therefore make the following statement of facts: " There are in the anthracite regions about 75 operating companies and firms and 147,000 miners and workmen (of which 30.000 are under age) comprising some 20 nationalities and dialects. "Of these workmen, possibly, one-half belong to the United Mine AVorkers' un ion, of which Mr. John Mitchell is pres ident That organization was originally formed in the bituminous coal region, and three-fourths of its- members are miners of bituminous coal, and bitumin ous coal is sold in active competition with anthracite coal. The remaining workmen in the anthracite fields either belong to no union whatever, or do not belong .to the Mine Workers' union. THE PRESENT STRIKE. . " 'The present strike was declared by the mine workers' union on the 10th day of May; 1902. Since that time many workmen not belonging to or not will ing to follow that organization were working about the mines. From 7.000 to 10,0'ib are now at work. Many more have wished to work, but have been prevented by a course of violence toward those working: and toward their families, accompanied by the destruc tion of properties and the fear of death or bodily harm to every man who wishes to exercise his right to work. " 'A schedule is annexed hereto show ing some of the things done to create this rein of terror and every instance stated can be verified by reference to the officers of the law, civil and mili tary, in the anthracite regions. This vi olence has continued and steadily in creased notwithstanding repeated dis avowals by Mr. Mitchell, and it is clear that he either cannot or will not pre vent it, and that the rights of the other workmen cannot be protected under the supremacy cf the mine workers' union. PROFITS HAVE BEEN SMALL. "The coal companies befieve that the wages paid in the coal regions are fair and full, and all that the business in its normal condition has been able to stand if the capital invested is to have any reasonable return. The profits have been small, several of the companies -.-ive l-i -cone banXrum and beer, reorganized several imes Several ha v. nwjr paid dividends, and !he dividends of the -thers lave ben a ttiaH return for the capital invested. It is not, however, th purpose of this statement to diccuss this question. " 'The undersigned are not and never have been Mnwilling to submit all ques tions between them and their workmen to fair tribunal for decision. They are not willing to enter into arbitration w ith the mine workers' union, an organiza tion chiefly coroposed of men in a rival and competitive interest, and they are not willing to make any arrangement which will not secure to the men now working, and all now or hereafter wish ing to work, whether they belong to the mine workers union or not, the right and opportunity to work in safety and without personal insult or bodily harm to themselves or their families. P'or these reasons the arbitrations heretofore proposed, have been declined. THE OFFER TO ARBITRATE. "It will be remembered that at the conference in Washington, October 3, we made the following offer: That we would take up at each colliery anv al leged grievance, and, in the event of a failure to make satisfactory adjustment the .Questions ' at issue to be submit ted to the final decision of the judges of tha court of common - pleas of the district in which the colliery is located. This offer was made by us in good faith and we . desire here to reaffirm it. "The coal companies realize that the urgent public need of coal and the ap prehension of an inadequate supply for the approaching winter calls for an earnest effort to reach a practical con clusion which will result in an increased supply, and the orcsidents of the com panies desire to make every effort to that end which does not involve aban donment of the interest committed to their care and of the men who ara working and seeking to work in their mines. This responsibility they must bear and meet as best thev can. "They therefore restate their position: That they are not discriminating against the United Mine Workers, but they in sist that the miners' union shall not dis criminate against or refuse to -.-.-ork with nonunion men; that there shall be no restriction or deterioration in quan tity or quality of work, and that, owing to the varying physical conditions of the anthracite mines, each colliery i3 a problem by itself. COMMISSION SUGGESTED. '"We suggest a commission to be ap pointed by the president of the United States Cif he is willing to perform that public service) to whom shall be referr ed all questions at issue between the re spective companies and their own em ployes, whether they belong to a union or not,- but decision of that commission er shall be accented by us. The com mission to be constituted as follows: " 'First An officer in the engineer corps of either the military or naval service of the United States. "'Second An expert mining engineer, experienced in the mining of coal and other minerals, and not in any way con nected with coal mining properties, either anthracite or bituminous. ' 'Third One of the judges of the United States courts of the eastern district of Pennsylvania. " 'Fourth A man of prominence, emi nent as a sociologist. " 'Fifth A man who by active participa tion in mining and selling coal is familiar with the physical and commercial features of the business. MEN MUST RETURN TO WORK. " 'It being the understanding that im mediately upon the constitution of such commission. in order that idleness andnou. production may cease instantly, the min ers will return to work and cease all in terference with the persecution of anv non-union men who are working or shall hereafter work. The findings of this com mission shall fix the date when the same shall be effective, and shall- govern the conditions of employment between the re spective companies and their employes for a term of at least three years. ! " 'George F. Baer, president Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron company, Le high and Wilkesbarre Coal company, Temple Iron company. " 'E. B. Thomas, chairman Pennsylvania Coal company, Hillside Coal and Iron company. " 'W. H. Truesdale. president Delaware and Lackawanna Railway company. ' ,rj, powPri president Scranton Coal company and Elk Hill Ccal and Iron com pany. " 'R. M. Oliphant, president Delaware and Hudson company. " 'Alfred Waters, president Lehigh Val ley Coal company.' " A note appended to the statement read: "The schedule referred to in this state ment was not brought from New York, as it had not been completed." SUES GEN. HUGHES. Kobert Elliott Claims He Owes II im for Coal. Suit was filed in the court of Topeka today against Gen. J. W. F. Hughes, not as a brigadier general of state militia, but as a coal dealer. Robert Elliott, being duly sworn, etc., says that the ex-mayor, "although often requested, failed, ne glected and refused." to separate himself from the sum of $243.75 which.it is alleged, was due the plaintiff for coal. He attaches a bill for nine car of the carbonous gem. Eip-ht cars were listed at $37.51 each, or $1.50 per ton for a car of 23 tons. The last car, on September 4, came higher, and the bill called for $1.75 per ton, a "rise" of 5 cents per ton. On that same day the general paid $100- on the bill, for which he is duly credited. The suit was filed by Thomson, Springer and Price, of Burlingame, attorneys for the plaintiff. Gen. J. W. F. Hughes has something to say about the case himself. It is this: "It is a case of breach of contract, some thing like this: Elliott contracted to fur nish me so much coal at a stipulated price. Instead of doing so, he "raised" on me before the expiration of the contract, and I refused to pay him or receive the car of coal on which he raised the price.. T have money in my hands to pay him, but I will not do it unless he fills his contract." GLEVELAfjB TALKS Ex-President Maps Out Course for Democrats. Should Force Tariff Reform as the Issue. MUST KEEP UP FIGHT. By Active Work Democratic Representation Will Increase. Importance Attaches to Demo cratic Ascendancy in House. New York, Oct. 14. To a representa tive of the Evening Postwho asked him his views in regard to the outlook for and the duty of the Democracy in the approaching congressional elections, ex President Grover Cleveland said: "It seems to me that if the Democracy is really in earnest it can not fail large ly to increase its representation in the next congress, but in order to do so I think that there must be a constant and stalwart insistence, upon the things which are recognized by all to .be true Democratic doctrines. Of course, by far the most .important of these is the tariff reform. On this issue, I am satis fied that the Democracy is face to face with a great opportunity. All of the signs of the times point to a recogni tion, far beyond all party lines, of the benefits which would accrue to the peo ple by a readjustment of the tariff, and it would be ' worse than folly for the party under the stress of any tempta tion or yielding to any allurement, to permit this to be subordinated to or overshadowed by any other issue. "The present restlessness in Republi can circles on this subject often amounting to protests against .Republi can protection theories, should warn the Democracy of any impending dan ger. I mean by this the possibility that our onponents may crowd us from our position on this subject if we allow them to do so by our lukewarmness and in difference and to occupy our ground, just as we permitted them to crowd us from the ground that belonged to us on the question of sound money. "I am very much pleased with the deliv erance of New York Democracy on the tariff issue, and it was fit and proper that the Empire state should sound the rignt note. It is my clear conviction that the best assurance of success for the Democ racy in the next national campaign will be found in a sincere and unremitting in sistence upon its old-time doctrine of a fair and beneficent tariff readjustment. This insistence should be from now on. It need hardly be said that success will de pend upon the presentation of tariff doc trine, rot only recognized as truly Dem ocratic by those who rray be termed vet erans in the party, but also commending itself to the hosts of the younger men of our land. Thousands of -these await the opportunity to espouse , a cause which must appeal to disinterested Jove-of coun trv and which is based upon thoughtful rf gawl f all our people and the safety of the institutions under which we live. To these young men no hope is offered for the realization of their patriotic aspira tions except through the conscientious en deavors of the Democratic party. "I am at a loss to understand by what process of reasoning the notion has gained a footing in certain Democratic quarter?, not only that no importance attaches to a Democratic ascendancy in the next house of representatives; but even that it misht be advantageous to party prospects in lSf-4 for it to continue in its present minority now. Political warfare ought to be regarded as continuous, and, if the re sults battled for are worth having at all. they are worthy of our best efforts at all times and under all circumstances. Con stant vigilance and unrelenting attack are essential to victory. Armies are cap tured bv first driving in the outposts. "I can not believe that the bright pros pects of the Democracy in the present campaign are to be marred by any lack of hard work and strenuous fighting." QUARTS OF PEARLS. Gems of Great Value Are Being Found in Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 14. Louis C. Bunde has returned from the pearl fish eries in the western part of the state and Is now exhibiting to his friends a quart measure of the precious jewels, nearly all of them being of perfect color and form. One pearl found in the Mississippi river near Prairie, due Chitn this season and bought by Mr. Bunde is valued at $10,000. Three others in the last collection of the Milwaukee man are worth, together, $0,00. In the last four weeks the fishermen in the vicinity of Prairie du Chien have had exceptionally good luck, finding $31,000 worth of pearls, nearly all of which were bought by Mr. Bunde. There are nearly 2.T.00 pearls in the lot, some of which are as lari;e as a common marble, while oth ers are as small as a French pea. r;ne of the pearls bought by Mr. Bunde a few- days ago resenuues a doorknob, but is seriously marred by a ' wart" in the centet of the top surface; otherwiss this pearl would be worth revr-ral thousand loltars, as the lustre and coler are perfect, and the ?ize is remarkable. One of the three stems of the collection is nearly a half-inch in diameter, and is valued at $3,000, another at $2,000, end tha third at $1,500. The first of the three has the perfect gray color and the lustre of tae most precious gems among tlte pearls. The second is smaller and a trifle darker, while the tnird is cf a pink tint and small er than either of the others. AH three of these gems, however, are perfectly round. With few exceptions these pearls were found in the bed of the Mississippi river, where the principal fisheries are now lo cated, although sora-2 finds are constantly being made in other streams in the slate. MILLIONAIRE ON TRIAL Col. Ed Butler Faces Court on Bribery Charge. Columbia. Mo., Oct. 14. Judge Hocka dav opened court promptly at S o'clock and called the case of Col. Ed Butler, the St. Louis millionaire politician, indicted on a charge of attempted bribery in con nection with the city garbage contract, be ing tried here on a change of venue, but the defendant failed to appear. One of his attorneys looked for and found Butler stUl in his room at the hotel. Shortly af ter Btitler appeared in court. Judge Chester. Krum. for the defense, opened the argument on the demurrer. In supporting the demurrer to the Butler in dictment, the dffense made its strongest argument against the validity of the gar bage retluctien contract, let bv the board of health, members of which Drs. Merrill and Chapman, the defendant is charging with attempting to bribe. JOIM ISTS ARE FINED. They Were Not Allowed to Appear TTnder Assumed Names. The police positively refuse to use the "stage names" given by arrested par ties. Last evening a bunch of jointists were rounded up. Some of them hand ed in their nom ue plume when asked for their names, but the docket doe? not indicate that they got out the best of it. The names are listed as follows: J. E. Wadsworth. Charles Lawson. Ea Owens, alies Simple Simon, John Cash, Louie Wagner, C. Crist. Charles Peter son, John Andrews. James Sheasley, alias S. B. Squirt. They raised the cus tomary $50 each, thereby leaving a do nation of $850. It has been suggested that when a man insists on using two names he should be given a fine of $50 for each one. BURTON IS HERE. Kansas Senator Looks Better After Hawaiian Trip. Senator J. E. Burton arrived in Topeka today on his return from Chicago where he went Saturday. He is looking extreme, ly well and his ocean voyage to Hawaii apparently agreed with him. He will re main in Topeka over tomorrow night, at which time he will open his campaign in Kansas with a speech in Lukens' opera house in North Topeka. "We had a delightful trip," said Senator Burton in the Copeland lobby at noon to day, talking between handshakes with the politicians gathered there. "We were gone two months and three days and did not encounter an unpleasant day during the entire time. Those Islands are delightful in their climate and delightful in their people, but just now the conditions there are the reverse from what they are here. While we are enjoying abundant prosperi ty they are suffering from commercial de pression, caused partly, I think, as the result of a boom which the islands had soon after annexation, and partly because of the low price of sugar and the high price of labor. Of course the islands are now a part of this country and our labor laws are in force there, consequently the cheap Chinese labor is excluded and the Japanese have taken advantage of it to put up the price on their labor. If cheap labor could be imported there the islands could compete .with any country in the production of sugar. "We investigated conditions very fully there, but of course it would not be prop er for me to speak of our findings until the committee makes its report to the sen ate. We will meet in Washington early in November and formulate our report. Then it will be submitted to the members of the commission who did not make the trip, and if it meets their approval will be presented to the senate." "Do you want - to say anything about state politics?" Senator Burton was asked. "No, there is no question about that now except as to the size of the majority. We would have a big majority now apd we will make it bigger before election. Just make that as strong as you please." Whila. Senator Burton was talking a number of politicians had shaken hands with him, and at this point Chairman Stover.of the Republican speakers' bureau, came up. "I want to see you right after dinner," said Senator . Burton to him, "and find out where you are going to send me." "We are going to start you in here, over in North Topeka," replied Stover. . "When?" "Tomorrow night." "That's pretty short time to prepare a speech," said Senator Burton. "That doesn't make any difference," said Stover. . WEATHER W AS COLD. Promised Rise in Temperature Failed to Come. The warmer weather promised by the weather bureau did not arrive last night. The mercury fell steadily until It touched 37 at 7 o'clock this morning. The fqrecast sent out today is: "Fair tonight and Wednesday." The wind this morning was from the southwest blowing 12 miles an hour. The hourly temperatures recorded by the govern ment thermometer today were as fol lows : 7 o'clock 37 11 o'clock.. .. 12 o'clock.. .. 1 o'clock... . 2 o'clock.... ...55 ...69 ...62 ...61 8 o'clock 41 9 o'clock 45 10 o'clock 50 Temperatures of Large Cities. Chicago, Oct. 14. 7 a. m. tempera tures: New York, 5S; Boston, 64: Phila delphia and Washington. 68; Chicago, 34; Minneapolis, 32; Cincinnati, 40; SU Douis, 3S. Mil I C QTflBE NEWS illiLW ULtfWtJ THE AUTUMN HATS shown in our salesroom are much admired really are very beauti ful creations, combining, as they do, the Beaver or Scratch Felt Hats, trimmed with wings, ponpons and os trich feathers, combined with soft, lustrous silks many in the real autumn shades of Browns, Greens, Orange, and Yellow. Our specialties at $5 and $6 really show a value much higher than the prica would indicate. We are giving more attention to the wants of the Children this season, and are showing many very pretty conceits for their wear these at popular prices. Wings, Ponpons, Ostrich Feathers, and all the needed accessories for the hat making, are here for your inspection and selection. As the busy days for this Department are here, would it not be well to get your order in at once to insure quick delivery ? THE MILLS CO. Dry Goods, Carpets, Millinery s)