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TflUltSUAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, NOVEMBER 20, 1902. THURSDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. 1 HELP GUT OFF. Ferry Slips and Depot of South ern Pacific Burned At the End of the Alameda Mole Opposite Frisco. EXCISES COULDN'T GO. Only Fire Turs Could Approach the Flames. Loss About 100,000 and Pos sibly Some Lives. San Francisco. Nov. 20. The South ern Pacific depot and ferry slips at the end of the Alameda mole, which ex tends far into the bay from the eastern enure, were totally destroyed by fire early this morning. A large number of passenger coaches were also burned, and It Is said that several lives have been lost. The fire broke out from some unknown cause soon after the ferry boat Oak land had reached the slip on her last trip from this city. It was about 1 o'clock, and the kitchen crew of the steamer had retired to their lodgings 1" a small structure near the end of the pier. Suddenly the flames burst out, quickly spreading through the depot, a biir building of wood and glass. The Tinner vnrk nf the Oakland caught file! and her captain was forced to cut loose and leave her men behind. They may have escaped, but have not yet been heard from. The burning slips were inaccessible for fire engines from the Alameda shore, but two tire boats were dispatched to the scene from this city and succeeded in confining the (lames to the end of the mole. Nothing else could be done, how ever, and everything on the broad ex tension of the pier was soon totally de stroyed. The loss may exceed 5100,000, but cannot yet be closely estimated. The depot was the terminal for trains to Santa Cruz and also for the trains for Oakland and Alameda. The depot was constructed on filled-in ffrounii, studded by piles, and was used as an approach for the Oakland and Alameda trains. The cars in use on the line are of the most approved pattern. During last year the Southern Pacific expended many thousands of dollars in repairing the approaches to the mole and the wharf proper. The ferry buildings proper covered several acres, and contained the welU fitted offices of the railroad operatives ANOTHER ACCOl'NT. Oakland, Cal.. Nov. 20. Fire destroyed the ferry building at the Alameda mole early this morning and nine men who were asleep in the bunk house narrow ly escaped with their lives. Victor Delt asanta ,of Alameda, who was a chet employed on a pile driver, is missins and the pile driver was burned. It is feared that he was asleep and nerished either in the flames or by drownins. The fire started on the north side ot the building and two hours later it b:id burned to the water. A portion of the floor, held up evidently by the network of tracks, still remains, and upon these tracks are the warped and twisted iron work of the passenger coaches which were destroyed. Of the 47 coaches that were lost 16 were broad gauge and 31 narrow gauge. It is estimated that the loss, includ ing coaches and building, will amount to $300,00(;. This is the estimate made by Superintendent Worthincton of the coast division, of which the narrow gauge system is a part. The building was erected by the late James G. Fair in 1S8S and cost original ly $50,000. Three years later it passed into the hands of the Southern Pacific company with the entire road and since then many improvements have been made. Within the last six months the company has built another slip and ad ded improvements to the extent of $75, 000. The origin of the blaze is a mystery. Superintendent Worthincton said the matter would be thoroughly investiga ted. He admitted that a coal oil lamp was left burning on the north side of the building near where the flames were first seen. It is the theory of the em ployes of the road that this lamD ex ploded, thereby causing the disastrous conflagration. A theory that the blaze was of incen diary origin is not considered seriously by the railroad officials. Train Dispatcher Walker estimates the Ios at from JiSO.nrtO to $300,000. Re Fides the slips a'ld buildings, cisht brba 1 gauge passenger roaches and 25 narrow g-auge coaches were burned. The ferry steimcr Knrinal. which was moored to the mole, was towei1. to a place of safety. The number of men mis:iinc is ten. DEDICATE IT TONIGHT. Kew Santa Fe Shops Opened With a Ball. Dedication of the new Santa Fe shop plant in this city will take pl.ce tonight when the fire department of the shops will (five one of the biggest balls in the historv of the citv. It is planned that between 800 and 900oouples w ill be on the floor, people having signified their in tention of coming from as far east on the Santa Fe as Fort Madison, Iowa, and as far west as I.a Junta, Col. The dance is to take place on the up per floor of the new machine shop one of the biggest railroad shoo buildings in the world. On a raised platform 30 feet above the first floor. Marshall's band will play a programme from S to 9 o'clock, playing the "Colonial March" as the grand march number. General Manager H. lT. Mudge has been bidden to lead the grand march, and a long Ftring of minor officials have been ask to attend. Cars will run every 15 minutes, carrying the crowds to th north door of the building. The interior of the structure has been elaborately decorated and will be perfectly lighted. Another Answer to Hearst. Washington. Nov. 0. The Central rail road of New Jersey today filed with the Interstate Commerce commission its an. wer to the complaint of William R. Hearst, of New York, against the anthra cite coal carrying railroads. It makes a brief, general denial of the allegations and says the company has no knowledge of any injury caused to the complainant br reason of the matters complained of. AN EGG TRUST. Farmers in Kansas Seem to Have Or ganized One. Scarcity of eggs has been complained of by a number of the hotel and restau rant keepers of Topeka. and it has been evident within a few days lately that they have encountered some difficulty in supplying the customers of their tables. Commission men say, however, that the cause of the dearth is not because the chickens have gone on strike, or because any particular combination has been formed for keeping tJne hen product off the market. The local needs cannot al ways be supplied promptly for the rea son that the farmers neglect to put the eggs on the market. They evident ly expect the price to go up some time soon. In the great cities such as Chicago and New York the weekly reports show up favorably in comparison with those of a year ago." as regards egg receipts. The price for fresh fancy duality is al ways rood, and it would seem that the producers fail to realize this by keeping the eggs on hand for several weeks be fore marketing them, when their value is greatly reduced. The season has been a good one for chickens; the yield of grain and vegetables has been heavy with which chickens are to be fed, and with proper manipulation there should be an abundance of eggs and a fair price. Poultry is also plentiful although at just i his season the farmers are com mencing to rush chickens, turkeys and ducks to market, and will continue to do so until the end of the holiday sea son. As regards butter, some of the same rules apply as in the case of eggs. The summer has caused such an abundant yield of grain and vegetation generally, that cows are well fed, and should be yielding much milk. The warm open fall, has been favorable to dairying because it has prolonged the pasturing season. Grasses and succulent foods are one of the principal means of an abundant milk yield. MORE SERIOUS. New Developments In Street Car Boycott at Schenectadyl Schenectady, N. Y., Nov. 20. Anothrr and more serious development of the boy cott Instituted apainst the Schenectady Railway company by the local Trades Assembly, came to lifjht today in the pos sibility of action by the Amalgamated as sociation of Street Railway Kmployes of Albany and Troy looking to the endorse ment of the action of the Schenectady labor body. The statement is made by an official of the Amalgamated association that the body will positively refuse to allow the cars of the Schenectady railway to enter the city of Troy as long as there are non union men aboard them. If the company insists on the carrying out of the terms of its contracts with the United Traction company to use its tracks, the men will go on strike, he declared. "In this way," he said, "we hold the real key to the situation and we can make or break the boycott as we desire. We hfive tried for a long time to unionize the Schenectady railway but we have not succeeded in dotn? so. Now we have the opportunity we have coveted so long and we mean to take action." That this act is contemplated by the association as a body is" evident from the report of the Albany Federation of Labor which last spring endorsed the boycott and pledged its support to the local trades assembly. The Amalgamated association is a member of this central body. Albany, Nov. 20. It is understood here that the endorsement of the boycott by the Albany Federation of "Labor which in cluded the Amalgamated Association of Street Railway Pmp!oyes does not neces sarily mean that the men will go on strike if the Schenectady cars are run into Ainany ana iroy. a iaoor leaaer said today: "It means that we are to give them moral support by asking all persons favoring labor and all our members and their families, to refrain from using the Schenectady cars." MR. KENDRICK HERE. Helping to Adjust Differences With Engineers. J. W. Kendrick, third vice president of the Santa Fe and head of the operating department, arrived in Topeka Wednes day afternoon from Chicago, and this af ternoon is in a conference with the com mittees representing the firemen and en gineers. General Manager H. C Mudge has been closeted with Mr. Kendrick nearly all this forenoon. It is understood from an unofficial source that the engineers and firemen will present to the officials of the Santa Fe a proposed new wage schedule, embodying certain increases in pay which it is claimed the men are entitled to. The offi cials, on the other hand, are said to be preparing to submit a counter statement, showing what readjustments of the scale the company is willing to make. DEAD GIKL'S FAT H Eli Knew of Her Relations With Fran Young. Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 20. James Mc Farlane, father of Florence McFarlane, who was killed, it is alleged by Mrs. P'rank Young at Rochester, N. Y.. Mon day, 'learned of his daugnter's death upon his arirval here today. Mr. McFarlane, who is a traveling man, said his daughter and Frank Young had been infatuated for some time and that he had warned the latter to cease his at tentions to Miss McFarlane. Mr. McFar lane was preparing to telegraph his daughter a birthday present when the news of her death was broken to him. Longest Ships Afloat. London. Nov. 20. It is expected that one of the two new fast Cunard steamships will be built on the Clyde, and one by Vickers Sons & Maxim. Calculations by experts show that the horse-power neces sary, to produce the speed of twenty-five knots an hour will be greater than had been anticipated. They will be the long est vessels in the world and will have greater power than any other vessel afloat. Baseball League in Session. St. Louis. Mo.. Nov. 20. The three I's baseball league is holding its annual ses sion here with representaln-es present to the number of between 50 and 100. Quincy and Springfield. 111., and Ottumwa and Dubuque, la., would like to enter the cir cuit, hut the chances for them are slim, according to Mr. Sexton, president of the league. Mr. Sexton says the present cir cuit will in all probability be retained for the coming season. PRINGLEJN RACE. Osage Man Selected as Candi date for Speaker. Governor Stanley Holds Confer ence With Bailey. MOVE IS A SURPRISE. Looks Like a Blow for the Cur tis People. Governor Says the Speakership Shouldn't Interfere. It looks as though the anti-Curtis people have stolen a march on their op ponents in the speakership fight. They have selected an independent candidate for speaker and have perhaps taken away a member of the legislature who has always been counted for Curtis. J- T. Pringle, of Osage county, will be the anti-Curtis candidate for speaker, unless the Curtis people now lie down and agree to make Pringle's election unanimous. It is said that he will un doubtedly agree to run. Governor Stanley was scheduled to go to Kansas City to attend a banquet last night. Instead he went to Seneca to talk over the speakership matter with Governor-elect Bailey. As a result it is announced that Stanley and Bailey will both support Pringle for speaker. Gov ernor Stanley was accompanied by Mor ton Albaugh, chairman of the Republi can state central committee, and by G. W. Kanavel, member of the state board of charities and one of Stanley's mana gers. It has been known that Stanley has been considering the speakership ques tion ever since it became evident that he has developed much greater strength than was expected of him as a result of the election. It looked as thoueh he might be in the lead from the start, and on this account it devolved upon him to make an aggressive fight. Instead of playing a waiting game and allowing' Curtis and Lone to make the fight for the speakership. For this reason Mr. Pringle is brought out as a candidate for speaker, indtiend ent of senatorial alignments. Governor Stanley thought it was no mere thh' fair that Governor-elect Bailey should be consulted in the matter, as the gov ernor is necessarily interested in the or ganization of the legislature. Stanley and Bailey both decided that Pringle would be fair to ail parties concerned, including Curtis. Cyrus Leland, who will undoubtedly be the strongest individual force in the legislature, puts his stamp of approval upon Pringle's candidacy and will sup port the Osage county man. "I think Mr. Pringle's selection is a good one." said Mr. Leland toti'iy. "He will certainly be fair to all the sena torial candidates, and I have no doubt but what he will be elected speaker." It is supposed that the Curtis and Burton element is tied up with ex Speaker George J. Barker, of Lawrence, who wants to be speaker agnnt. It has been commonly reported, too, that S. S. Kit kpatriok, of Wilson county, would be the Long candidate for sptker, but this has probably grown out of the fact that Kirknatrick is a Long man and would like to be speaker. No announce ment in Kirkpatrick's favoi by the Long managers has been made. After the conference with Mr. Bailey last night Governor Stanley gave otlt the following interview: "The cuestion of the selection of speaker of the newly elected house of representatives is being discussed and, so far, entirely along the line of prefer ence for senatorial candidates. Th" wishes and interest of the incoming ad ministration do not seem to have been considered. I believe the desire of the state administration should be taken into account and that the speaker should be chosen and the committees formed with a view of supporting the incoming administration, rather than in the interest of any senatorial candidate. "I do not wish to gain any advantage in the election of a speaker, and am un willing that any of my comDetitors should do so. I think the committees should be made up fairly from the friends of all the senatorial candidates, and that none of them should gain any advantage. "I am of the opinion that J. T. Pringle, of Osage county, would meet thest re quirements and. if he should bv.oome a candidate, I would advise them to sup port him." Governor-elect Bailey also said: "I think it would be unfair to have the house organized in the interest ot any one of the candidates for senator, and I am in favor of a man for speaker who would be fair to all of the candidates and who would at the same time con serve the interest of the incjming ad ministration and the welfare of the party. Mr. Pringle is perfectly satis factory to me." Governor Stanley and Morton Albaugh returned today from their conference with Governor-elect Bailey at Seneca. With reference to the result of the con ference. Mr. Albaugh said: "I think the legislature should not be organised alonn the lines of the sena torial contest, but should be organized with a view to strengthening the incom ing administration. For this purpose Mr. Pringle was selected as a candidate for speaker." Mr. Bailey went from Baileyville to Seneca on a freight train, reaching there at 10 o'clock last night, where Governor Stanley and his party were waiting to meet him. The conference lasted only a short time, and Mr. Bailey immedi ately drove back to Bailevville in order to be at his father's bedside, although the roads were verv muddy. PRINGLE WILL TAKE IT. J. T. Pcinle. of Osage county, is at Lyndon attending court, and when tele phoned today about the speakership, sr. id: "While not an aspirant for the Tiosl tion. if the "members of the house be lieve that I cn serve thefn acceptably, 1 would consider it a great comnliment and an honor to m:- county. I have hoped to see the house organized along other than senatorial lines for the wel fare of t'r- r3rty in the state depends latgely u:;on th success of the incom ing state ! administration. I have been instructed for Mr. Curtis for senator and shall carry out my instructions. Should I allow my name, to be used, and if I am elected speaker of the house, it will be with the understanding that I will treat all senatorial candidates fairly." J. Mack Love, former chairman of the Democratic state central committee, told the Arkansas City Traveler the Saturday before election that Phii I Campbell would beat Congressman Jackson by a majority of 3,000 or more. 1 he Republicans only guessed 1,600 and thought that was putting it high. Now Love is going around with an I-toJd-you-so expression on his face. IT. B. Sharpless, Republican candidate for the legislature from Atchison coun ty, will have to carry his contest into the legislature and try to unseat Peter Laughlin, the successful fusion candi date, there. In the injunction suit which Sharpless brought in the Atchison coun ty district court to restrain the county commissioners from canvassing the ab sent railroad vote, which elected Laugh lin, Judge Hudson decided that the law giving absent railroad men the right to vote is unconstitutional, but as the vote had already been canvassed before the injunction was asked for he could nov keep the county commissioners from canvassing it. The vote on representa tive has already been certified to the secretary of state, so Laughlin will doubtless be in the preliminary organi zation of the house, but Sharpless will contest his seat when the legislature is organized. Effingham New Leaf: Governor Stan ley will succeed W. A. Harris as the next United States senator from Kan sas and he is the best man for the place. He has been tried for four years and never failed. He will win because he has never tried to build up a strong political machine in the state. He ha always been honorable and honest. He has treated all factions fairly. He be lieved that -in order that Kansas be strongly Republican, all factions must be recognized. When called upon to se-, lect a man for a position In the state, he did not inquire whether he was a Leland man or a Curtis man or a Bur ton man, but if he was a man qualified for the position. For this reason he has made friends all over the state who are going to work for him. Senator James L. Allen of Doniphan county is bent on keeping the politicians guessing as to his position on United States senator. He went into a Stanley conference, though, two weeks ago. He says he proposes to be unpledged until the roll is called in the senatorial cau cus. "But." he added, "I won't an nounce myself as a candidate for sena tor in order to keep the active candi dates from asking me how I am going to vote, as one of my colleagues has." This is a shot at J. K. Cubbison ot Wyandotte. A minister down at Medicine Lodge accepted as true a piece of slanderous gossip which some woman had told his wife about Vernon J. Rose, fusion can didate for congress. He repeated the substance of it from his pulpit and urged his congregation to vote against such a man. On investigation he found that the gossips had got their wire crossed. The matter was wired to Mr. Rose, who replied that the minister would retract or staftd a suit. This week he publicly retracts ,through the newspapers. The -friends of D. 3. Keller, chalrmaiv of the Leavenworth county Republican central committee, have been in Topeka this week conferring ftith Congressman Curtis about the postoffiee at the Leav enworth Soldiers' home, and it is now believed that Mr. Keller will be ap pointed postmaster at the home. The place pays $1,400 a year. " All sorts of statesmen -flock Into the governor's office now from the ones who want Governor- Stanley's endorsement for minister to some foreign country in case he is elected United States senator, to the one who wants him to say a good word to the incoming administration for the applicant's appointment as fourth assistant inspector of cuspidors. The Leavenworth Timf6 takes exceo tion to Congressman Curtis' statement of his campaign expenses, claiming that he spent many- times the amount indi cated in Leavenworth county alone. The Times should remember that what was spent in Leavenworth county was in the senatorial race and not by Mr. Curtis as a candidate for congress. Judge West's brother-in-law recently wrote him a card congratulating him on his reappointment as assistant attorney general. "I am glad to note," he wrote, "that you and Butler, the Missouri boodler, have both landed. Butler gets three years and you get two." One of the things that politicians al ways notice when they dine at the gov ernor's residence is that Governor Stan ley always asks the blessing before a meal in good old Methodist style. A good many politicians are not used to it. Cyrus Leland will have the honor of being the "father of the house" during the coming legislature. He served a term during war time before many of the members of the coming house were born. Some of the statesmen who blow into Copeland county seem to be carrying the weight of the running the whole state on their backs, judging from the way they act. A short grass statesman refers to To peka joints as irrigation plants. Charles F. Scott. congressman-at-large. was here today talking with the politicians. He called on Governor Stanley and satv Congressmen Long and Calderhead at the Copeland. "I Just came uo from Iola," he said, "to see some parties. That's all." Mr. Scott goes to Washington next week to get ready for the opening of congress. Among the members-elect to the leg islature who are here today are "XT. G. Mustoe, of Kingman, and L. D. Einsell, who succeeds Steve Cave as representa tive from the Gray-Haskell district. Both are for Long for senator at least they are so conceded by the other can didates. Senators Simons. Carpenter and Mor row and C. H. Luling. members of the St. Louis world's fair commission, are holding a meeting today to answer some questions propounded by the architects who are competing in drawing the plans for the Kansas building at the w-or!d's fair. The Newton Kansan says that popular sentiment in Harvey county is for Long for senator. LOOK'FOK SHOWERS. Weather Bureau Says They "Will Bring Colder Weather Tomorrow. The government forecast sent out this morning was: "Showers tonight and Friday cooler." The wind this mornin was southeast blowing six miles an hour from the southeast. The minimum temperature this mornins was 54. The hourly tern' peratures recorded by the government thermometer today were as follows: 7 o'clock 57 I 11 o'clock 60 8 o'clock 57 I 12 o'clock.... 64 9 o'clock 58 I 1 o'clock 65 10 o'clock 59 1 i o'clock.... 61 IT IS DANGEROUS. One Witness Before the Anthra cite Arbitration Commission - Presents Some Fignres on the Hazard of Mining. MORE LIVES ARE LOST Among Miners Than Among Employes of Railroads When Reckoning Is Made on a Percentage Basis. Scranton, Pa., Nov. 20. When today's session of the strike commission began Rev. Dr. Peter Roberts was put on the stand again. When the commission ad journed yesterday ex-Congressman Simon P. Wolverton. counsel for the Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron company, was cross-examlrrlng Dr. Rob erts. Answering! a question propounded -by Judge Gray yesterday, Dr. Roberts said today that a comparison of fatali ties on all railroads in the United States with those in the anthracite fields show that 2.5 per 1,000 railroad employes are killed annually, while 3.5 per 1,000 employes were killed in the anthracite industry. The fatalities, switchmen, flagmen and watchmen, in 1900, he stat ed to be 5.3 per 1,000, as against 5.5 per 1,000 among miners and their laborers working inside the mines. The question of arriving at a fair price on rock in connection with coal mining, Dr. Roberts said, was one that could be adjusted only by the mine employes and the companies. He said it was far from the truth to characterize the oper ators as hard-hearted and unjust and as seeking constantly to grind men down to the last penny of wages, as had been charged. Dr. Roberts declared that the men in the southern anthracite district voted to stand by their brothers in the northern district on the auestion of insisting on the recognition of the union and also on all other points raised in the Shamokin convention. Answering further ques tions by Mr. Wolvertcn. Dr. Roberts said he understood that dissensions had occurred between miners and their help ers, th latter claiming that the miner left Mm at an unseasonable hour and imposed on him the whole of the labor. After, reading from a lengthy article by Dr. Roberts in the Yale Review on the labor situation in the hard coalfields, prior to the strike, witness said in elab oration of what he had written that by investigation regarding the laborers forming an independent organization he found that the movement chiefly was ciation. " He was manager of the Smug- '; exendKe,d jate . in 't 'icon opposed by the non-union men. gler-Union mine during the strike of ' fff8"? J1" S Jf . ? "Ster "I do not know what was the motive of their action," said he, "but it seems I eral men were killed. He is an.Eng-that-they were instigated to movements i lishroan. of this kind bv pa l ties opposed to the: ' 1 organization of labor." ! HEALTH BOARD BLUNDERS. "If the conditions in the bituminous ! regions," Inquired Mr. Wolverton, "are ! Rev. Mr. Sayre, "Whose Child Had better than in the anthracite fields, why ) t,. .It. - cj. did the men who left the hard coal re- ! Uipntneria, on Street, gions during the strike return to the J Some agitation has been aroused among aninraciie neias alter tne striKer The response was that . .vij.ic .--. turn U1U DU because of social and family ties. Dr. Roberts, in his examination, said the newspaper reports of violence had been greatly exaggerated. Mr. Wolver ton today read copious extracts from a magazine which Dr. Roberts would not deny he had written in which he de scribed many acts of intimidation, vio lence and boycott. In explanation, Mr. Roberts said that these acts cannot all be attributed to the union, and made a brief speech in which he said the opera tors refused to arbitrate and the men were forced to strike to gain their de mands. "They grew hungry in the struggle,"' he said, "and a hungry man is danger ous." The fact was brought out in the course of the cross-examination that the Pennsylvania legislature in 1891 passed Friday morning, and before that had been bv striking out the words "and the a compulsory education law applying to down with what the doctor called mem- overthrow of the wage system and es every child under 16 years and that un- branous crotir.. The doctor cane and put ! tablishing an industrial co-opo.-E.tive de- uei iu ..arems 01 ueiin- quents can be punished. The question of the extra hazardous character of the mine workers' occupation was then re- ferred to by Everett Warren, counsel for the Erie company who asked the witness if it were not true that over ;o per cent of the accidents are attributa ble to the anxiety of the miner to get out of the mine at a much earlier hour than noon. The witness was not prepared to say that that was the percentage. David Willcox, counsel for the Dela ware & Hudson company, next took Dr. Roberts in hand and was cross-examining him on the inequality of wages ami the life insurance risks when the com mission took the usual recess. NO WATER. Block and Half of Buildings Destroyed by Fire. Monongahela, Pa., Nov. 20. A block and a half of nrnnprtv in The business ! section of this citv was almost entirely destroyed by fire early today. Total loss, $125,000; insurance, J75.000. A number of families who were ren- dered homeless, lost their Wotning and barely escaped with their lives. Before the flames were placed under control aid had been secured from sur rounding towns and when the firs fighters arrived it was found that there was no water in the mains with which the flames could be extinguished. Dynamite was secured and just when it was about to be placed under the burning buildings the water was turned on and the work of fighting the flames started. The origin of the fire is un known. PUT OUT LITTLE ONES. Jointists Are Arrested Today Under $100 Ordinance. City detectives were out this afternoon with instructions to gather seventeen of the principal jointists of the city, and bring them in to the police station in time for the 4 o'clock session of court. It is a new one on the jointists. In stead of being -charged with "keeping a tippling shop open on Sunday," they will answer to "selling intoxicating liquors kept in a club house." Te "intoxicat ing licuors kept in a club house" will not be confiscated, neither will the fix tures of the place, but the penalty is $100. instead of $30. as in the anti-keep-open-on-Sunday charge. It is alleged by the promoters of the new system that it will freeze out a number of the minot booze sellers whose business does not warrant the expenditure of $100 per month in fines. This is an experiment, but Chief Don ovan seems to. think it will do the work. Various attempts have been made to enforce the law by means of the fine and imprisonment system, and it has. so far, been a failure. The jail sentence which had to be attached to the fine was bitterly contested by the jointists, and they invariably won. in some court, no natter how carefully the evidence was prepared. If the new styleof fine works, it will have a tendency to de crease the number of places where liquor is sold, as the larger concerns who could afford the fine will naturally assist in disposing of the smaller fry. The arrests made this afternoon In clude all the jointists on Kansas ave nue, and all the larger ones elsewhere, and about half the number in the city. SHOT IN THE BACK. Manager of Smuggler Union Mine Assassinated. Denver, Colo., Nov. 20. News has reached here of the shooting of A. L. Collins, general manager of the Smuggler-Union mine at Pandora, near Tel- luride. Colo., by an unknown assassin who fired with a shotgun through the window of the company's office at Pan- i dora. The charge struck Collins in the back, making a wound that 1 likely to prove fatal. Mr. Collins was manager of the- mine during the strike of 1901, when a riot occurred in which several men lost thtir livts. It is belie"ed the shoot ing of Collins .'s the :es'ilt of animosity er gendered then, thot'Kh rher- is no clue to the man who fired th? shot A SPECIAL WITH SURGEONS. Denver, Colo., Nov. 20.- Four surgeons are hurrying from this city to Tellu ride, Colo., by special train to attend Arthur L. Collins, general manager of the Smuggler-Union Mining company, who was shot Inst night by an unknown assassin. Mr. Collin3 was playing cards with friends in the library of the com pany's "office building at Pndora, when a charge of buckshot was fired through the window, striking him in the back. The whofl-red theshote'scaPeS: ! hi i i : bare fighting chance for life. Buckshot I f(;r objected to ta.s becau t. e nnn r,Ptrt hi inn-,, fv,h oi,h i utes were those of a secret meet! ng and lungs, but these have been removed When news of the shooting reached Denver. Benjamin B. Lawrence, of Bos ton, Mass., president of the Smuggler Union company, chartered a special train to take himself, Mrs. Collins and surgeons to Telluride. The train, which left Denver on the Denver & Rio Grande road at 1:15 this mornins:, js making a record-breaking run. Palmer Lake. 52 miles distant, up hill, was reached in 70 minutes. The best previous record for this run was 75 minutes. Mr. Collins is president of the Colo rado Mine Owners and Managers' asso ' 1901, when a riot occurred in which sev- the neonle of Prkdtile in tn vir-inln- f Kiffhth and l ake streets on account or the alleged violation of quarantine rules by Rv. Edward Sayre. pastor of the Free Methodist church. For severii days his five-year-old daughter was sick with what was finally pronounced to 1?e diph theria. and died Wednpsd:iy morning. It is claimed that Rev. Mr. Sayre was on the street a number of times during the illness of the little one and after its death, while the body was still in the house, exposing a number of children who live in the neighborhood to the con taeion. Regarding the matter Rev. Mr. Sayre said at a distance to a re- irt-T today: "I was out on the Ftreet and went to a tele- phone a number of times. but there wasn t anyone to do anything and I had to do Cnmofhtnff TVto hilrl ti- c tatran air-b- ot j up the diphtheria card, but did not give us j aav instructions about what we should do. I admit that I was at the unrUrtak- j ers and j telephoned but was not in the stores or lm(!, asking rooms when there wos anyone el.-e near." Friends of Rev. .Mr. Sayre say, too, that he has been on the street at times when it seemed necessary that he should be. They say that the city authorities posted the quaiantine card, at the same time making no provision for hira or his fam ily during the sickness of the child and while they were alone with their dead. Two Years for Swindling. Trenton. Mo., Nov. 20. W. B. Lawrence, who by misrepresenting himself as the agent of State Superintendent Carrington sold books to school districts in different parts of ihe state, was today convicted of obtaining money under false pretenses and his punishment fixed at two years in the penitentiary. Three Parties Search for Bobbers. Trinidad, Col., Nov. 20. Three partie3 are out in search of the robbers who held up the Colorado & Southern pas senger train Tuesday night near Be- - j shoar, but nothing has been heard from i them today. The report that two of the ! robbers had been su-rounded and were j making a stubborn fight last night lias j not been confirmed. Large Exhibit from Peru. Lima, Peru. Nov. 20. Commissioner Wands, of the St. Louis exposition, has returned here after a fortnight's horse back trip through the important mining districts. A very large mineral exhibit from Peru is assured. One company will send four tons of samples of copper ore."" Peru Has a Crisis. Lima, Peru, Nov. 20. It is reported that a crisis has occurred in the Peruvian cab inet, the composition of which was an nounced November 9. J. F. Drennan Sued. Mary E. Drennan filed suit in the district court this morning asking for a divorce from J. F. Drennan on the grounds of cruelty. She charges her husband with having a violent temper, which he does not control. She -w ishes the courts to give her the! household belongings, whtan are hers. A Schooner for tb.3 Philippines. Rockland, Me., Nov. 20. An American schooner, which will be registered in the Philippines, was sold here today. She is a three-master and is ready for launching. "Weather Indications. Chicago, Nov. 20. Forecast fur Kan sas: Showers tonisnt cooler, northeast winds. and Friday; GOulPERS IS SUSJAIfO. Inrestigation Committee Finds Nothing to Investigate. A Question of Veracity Between Shaffer and Sheridan. IT WILL NOT DOWN. Socialism Continues tp Come to the Front As aa Element of Disturbance at New Orleans, New Orleans. La., Nov. SO. President Gompers has been completely exoner ated of the charges of infidelity to the principles - of trades unionism. satd to have been made by Theodore J. Shaffer, president of the Amalgamated Associa tion of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers. The report of the special commlttea which has conducted the investigation reported to that effect today before the convention of the American Federation of Labor. The committee reported that when Mr. Shaffer appeared before it he de clared that he had not at any time, either in writing or otherwise, made any charges against Mr. Gompers of infi delity to trades unionism, nor did he de sire to do so before the committee. P. J. Sheridan, who introduced the res olution which resulted in the investiga tion, was asked at the hearing if it was true that Mr. Shaffer made any charges against Mr. Gompers, and he replied th.it he had. Mr. Shaffer denied it. Mr. Sheridan offered to read the minutes of the meeting at which charges w,, by him-to have been made. &xv. :.u.ui if rend by Mr. Sheridan ii. would ir.vo.va him in trouble with his own organization for divulging the inner woriiinss of the convention. The convention decided that the ques tion of veracity between Mr. Shaffer and Mr. Sheridan Tas something with which it had r.othine to do, and there being no charges against Mr. Gorairs, there was nothing to da but return a finding to the effect that Mr. Gompers was completely exonerated. This was done and the report was adopted by the convention. The convention then entered upon an lutions introduced by Victor L. Berger, of Milwaukee, committing the conven tion to the doctrines of socialism. The committee on resolutions reported, as a similar committee had reported at the Scranton .convention last year, that the principles of the trades union movement contain all that is necessary at the present time for the advancement of the workingmen of the country. Delegate Max Hayes offered a substitute for the report of the convention to the eftecr that the federation advise the working people to organize their economic and political power to secure for labor the full eauivalent of its toil and the over throw of the wage system and establish ing an industrial, co-operative democ racv. The substitute was ruled out of order by the chair as being a suhsti- I tute for the report of the committee. which was a substitute for the original resolution. Delegate Hayes then offered it as an amendment, and it was so ad mitted by the chair. Delegate Hayes took the floor in de fense of his amendment as did Berger, ' Ward, Brower and Sherman. In oppo sition to the amendment and in favor of the report of the committee were Delegate Hayes, Vice President Duncan, i Lewis Duffy and other Delegate Wil I enn nrnnnSP1 tr hmPIlH th- 1 mPTKimPflt mociacy. Delegate Hayes declared this accept able to him, tfut no action was taken ' and the debate proceeded. Temperatures of &rs;e Cities. Chicago. Nov. 20. 7 a. m. tempera tures: New York. 4G; Koslon, 42; Phila delphia. 48: Washinstnn, 2; Chicai. 42; Minneapolis, 44; Cincinnati, 48; St. Louis. 4. MILLS' STORE NEWS. T1IA.KSGIYI.G DRESSING for the table is a very neces sary thing, and the house wife is as proud ot the table seting as of the eatables that are placed upon it. 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