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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL
PRICE TWO CENTS. MERCURY DIPS JUST A TRIFLE But One Heat Prostration Re ported To-day. RELIEF IS GENERAL Though There Is Yet No Feverish Demand for Furs. ICE AND WATER FAMINE AVERTED .Minneapolis Ha* Narrowly Escaped a Most Serious Experience. Cooler Weather To-morrow. Deuthu. WILLIAM H. IDE, 71 years of age. re siding at 2627 Columbus avenue; Saturday. MISS CORNELIA BEERS, 81 years of age, residing at Jones-Harriaoii home; Saturday. Prostrations. REPORTED LATE SATURDAY. Fred Johnson, Twenty-eighth avenue S and Lake street, overcome while at work in sewer excavation at Park avenue and Thlrty flrst street. Will recover. J. S. McCall, ISOo Lyndale avenue N, pros trated at Sixth street and Plymouth. Taken to his home; will recover. Carl Schafter, a blacksmith, overcome while at work at Thirteenth avenue S and Fifth street. Taken to the city hospital. Will recover. E. D. Buell, a letter carrier, prostrated while on his route. Mrs. Daniel Coffman, 712 Eleventh avenue SE, 7. years of age, overcome while at work in the home. Adam Sabelman, a peddler, 508 Third street N, overcome on his wagon. Not seri ous. James Bissell, Heunepln avenue and Sev enth street, overcome at Hennepin and Sev enth. Not serious. ••Billy" Clark, city hall Janitor. Case not serious. Miss Amelia Ronberg, 2321 Fourth street N, overcome at Minuehaha Falls. Taken to Swedish hospital. Will recover. J. L. Gallup, Huron S. D., overcome on his way from Minneapolis to Stillwater. Con dition not serious. J. Knutson, mill hand; not serious. Police Officer James O'Neill; not serious. Michael Hanley; not serious. Walter Conant, saloon porter; not serious. SUNDAY. Ole Nelson, 2626 Colfax avenue, overcome while attending a picnic at Minuetonka. Taken to Excelsior in an unconscious condi tion, but will recover. Joseph Gratzuell, North Minneapolis, over come at Lake Park, Minnetonka. A pitiless sky, dead atmosphere and three successive days of hot weather near ly used Minneapolis up. Had it not been for the break in the rise to-day, it is impossible to estimate the suffering that would have ben entailed. It will probably be cooler to-night and people will be able to catch up on sleep and thus be better prepared to withstand the attacks of Old Sol. The cloudy to-day have covered the face of the sun and the consequent reduc tion in temperature has ben a great bless ing. Yet to-day many are suffering from the effects of the terrible heat on Satur day and Sunday. Business firms report that many men are off as a result of in disposition, but only one heat prostration has ben reported to-day. The following table will show the steady advance in the temperature, which if con tinued no one could fcave withstood. Temperature— 12 13 14. day. At 9 o'clock 80 83 86 84 At 12 o'clock 86 92 93 89 At 2 o'clock 88 96 ?6 91 Maximum for day... 90 98 96.6 91 The local weather prediction is for fair weather to-night and Tuesday. The weather bureau advertises cooler weather for western Minnesota. Mr. Outrain's report for Sunday morning was: The temperatures continue high over the corn and wheat belt and have risen de cidedly in the Minnesota district, over which the maximum ranged from 90 degrees, at Langdon. N. D., to 105 degrees. Dry weather has continued except for occasional very light local showers from Ohio to Kansas and Ne braska. This morning's report shows a little change. It is: The temperatures continue high over the corn and wheat belt, but are slightly cooler in eastern North Dakota Local rains have occurred in eastern North Dakota and at Crookston, Minn., at Aberdeen and Redfteld, S. D., and occasional light local showers in the other districts except Dcs Moines and Columbus. It Was Hotter Once. Minneapolis has not yet reached the record temperature of the local weather bureau. One hundred degrees is the high mark which the thermometer was rapid ly approaching by successive advances. On Saturday the maximum was 98, which is reduced to-day to 91. The reports from . the country as a whole as noted by Ob server Outram are not especially en couraging. Te report for Sunday morn ing was: Number Rainfall reporting. Max. Mm. iuch. Chicago, 111 24 90 60 0 Columbus, Ohio 17 86 66 .01 Dcs Moiues, lowa 12 100 68 .02 Indianapolis, Ind 11 92 66 0 Kansas City, Mo 16 104 70 .01 Minneapolis 17 9S 72 T. Omaha, Neb 14 102 74 .01 St. Louis, Mo 11 9S 66 .01 This morning the situation was as fol lows: Number Rainfall reporting. Max. Mm. inch. Chicago, 111 24 92 66 0 Columbus, Ohio 18 88 80 .02 Dcs Moiues, lowa 13 100 64 0 Indianapolis, Ind 11 94 70 T. Kansas City, Mo 17 104 70 T. Louisville, Ky 16 94 .70 T. Minneapolis 17 98 70 .10 Omaha, Neb 14 102 72 .01 St Louis, Mo 11 96 70 T. The temperatures continue very high in the whole central part of the country. Yes terday's temperatures were also high, being from 102 to 106 degrees in South Dakota and uoints in southern Minnesota; 104 at Hough ton, Mich.; 102 degrees at Marquette, Omaha, Kansas City and Oklahoma; 100 degrees at Montgomery and 98 degrees at Minneapolis and Duluth. There have been light rains during the past twenty-four hours in the eastern parts of the Dakotas and in the Red River valley part of Minnesota. It is slight ly cooler than it was yesterday morning in western Minnesota, North Dakota and Mon tana. Yesterday a Scorcher. Minneapolis sighed for a whiff of air from Calgary yesterday. The minimum temperature there was 42 and the highest 68. The fact that yesterday was Sunday was undoubtedly the salvation of many persons in Minneapolis. The workingmen had knocked off for the day and conse quently no heat prostrations were re ported from the manufacturing part of the city. Many who were compelled to be out in the heat were able to lie by on Sunday and were spared much discomfort. The street rail-way company reports no lay-offs on account of the heat but many men were indisposed although they are in a draft of air all the time while on duty. It is supposed that this very condition makes the operating employes more sus ceptible to the heat when they leave a run. Manager Hield reports that the busi ness of the company was interfered with Sunday by the hot weather, an unusual circumstance, as a hot day usually drives the people to the cars for comfort's sake. Horses were great sufferers. Many owners and drivers of the faithful animals display great care for the welfare of the dumb beasts and the run on horse hats at the stores has been steady. The trans fer companies and the livery men gave their horses a rest as far as possible yes terday. Even the sparrows retired from business and stood about with their bills wide open. In many places the lawns were badly csorched by the sun. The asphalt pave ments were so soft that the imprints of feet, horses' hoofs and tires remained on the surface. The narrow-tired wagons made deep indentations, but the asphalt companies do not expect any special diffi culty. The letter carriers were greatly incon venienced Saturday by their work in the sun, but only two cases of illness are re ported to-day as a result of heat. The messenger companies report that their boys are so tough they can stand anything. They have experienced no trouble. Serious Famine Narotvly Averted. The ice and water companies are hard hit by the torid spell. The employe* are so busy that they refuse to stop and talk. A manager of one of the water companies, however, stopped long enough to say that if Monday had been as hot as Saturday and Sunday nobody would have water, ice or anything. The demand on them was more than doubled Saturday, and as their business is the supplying of a necessity to warking men, hospitals and the big stores, the strain is terrific. The greatest capa city of this water firm is usually 12,000 to 15,000 gallons. But the demand has gone up to 20,000 gallons and they were utterly unprepared for it. The ice companies report that the de mand has been tripled during the heated term. This morning nearly every private refrigerator was empty and had been since Sunday night. > To deliveries are made on the first day of the week, and the wagons have been extraordinarily busy to day. In some sections the teams made a second trip to supply the demand. The demand for water in manufacturing plants was illustrated when one of the big firms let all employes on the fifth floor go Saturday afternoon, because they could not fill the demand for water. Eighty gallons were carried into the building and were taken up as fast as the water could be poured into the coolers. Succumbed to Heat. Thus far two deaths have been caused in Minneapolis by the heat. William H. Ide, 26^7 Columbus avenue, who was over come on Fifth street opposite the court house Saturday afternoon, died before medical aid could reach him. Mr. Ide was 71 years of age and was employed as a bookkeeper by Edward J. McColl, 423 E Twtnty-fourth street. Miss Cornelia Beers, 81 years of age, died from the effects of the heat on Sat urday. Miss Beers was 81 years of age and a resident of the Jones-Harrison home for aged women at Cedar Lake. Serious cases of prostration were those of E. D. Buell and Mrsfl Daniel Coffman. Mr. Buell, a letter carrier, was prostrated a year ago and the effects of the heat Saturday, when he was again overcome, were much more serious as a result. He will probably recover. Mrs. Coffman, 712 Eleventh avenue SE, is 77 years of age. When she was over come Saturday it was feared that she would not recover. She is improving slowly and will probably survive. She is the mother of Mrs. Schaeffer, police mat ron. PROSPECTS FOR EARLY RELIEF Temperature Begins to Droop—Re— liorts From Everywliere. Special to The Journal. Calumet, Mich., July 15. —The past two days were among the warmest of the year. Although the heat was intense, a single prostration and no deaths is reported throughout the county. Dcs Moines, lowa, July 15. —There was a slight break in the hot spell to-day. At 10 a. m. the record was 82. Light clouds and a light breeze. Lincoln, Neb., July 15.—A thunderstorm during the morning brought hardly enough rain to lay the dust and cooled the air only momentarily. At 9 the temperature was 91 and mounting over two degrees an hour. Omaha, July 15.—Although the tempera ture to-day has been moderated by a cloudy sky, last night was probably the hottest night of the present spell. At 7 a. m. the thermometer stood at 81 and the rise since has been very slow. Rain is reported at Lincoln, Ashland and Fre mont, Neb., in small quantities, and thunder storms are reported in eastern South Dakota. Kansas City, Mo., July 15.—Conditions in the southwest favor isolated showers to-night and Tuesday but there is not much change in temperature in sight. Light showers fell last night at Springfield and Lamar, Mo., and at Manhattan, Kan. They served to cool the atmosphere for a few minutes, but resulted in no material benefit. The temperature is hovering around 90. Showers fell at Atchison, Kan., in parts of Dickinson county, central Kan sas and in Cowley county, along the Okla homa line. In Cowles county it was the first rain in five weeks and came too late to help early corn. Topeka, Kan., July 15.—An hour's rain is reported to-day along the Ottawa branch of the Santa F» road at Neosho Rapids, Clare cor.nty, and Gardiner. There also were slight rains east of To peka. There was OLe death here last night from the heat. Chicago, July 15.—The official tempera ture at 10 o'clock wf.s 78 and a moderate breeze was blowing from the lake. The sun's rays were tempered by light clouds. St. Louis, July 15.—Cooler weather pre vailed here to-day. At 12:30 the mercury registered 92. Joplin, Mo., July 15.—A violent thunder storm prevailed here to-day and broke the protracted hot wave. Jefferson City, Mo., July 15.—Governor Dockery, who has received many re quests to issue a proclamation calling upon people to observe a day of fasting and prayer that the drought might be broken, to-day set apart Sunday, July 21, on which the "people are requested to as semble at their usual places of worship to invoke the blessings of Almighty God." Little rain has fallen in Missouri since April 17. Ashland, Wis., July 15.— The weather since Friday has caused a fierce run on pharmacies and hosDitals. While no deaths have yet occurred, the populace is badly effected. Numerous fainting spells are reported throuchout the city. Ferry boats plying on Chequamagon bay run ex cursions to the islands regardless of their schedule and are heavily patronized. James Leavett, a traveling salesman from West Superior was overcome last evening and taken to Dodd's hospital. His temperature was 107. The patients in the hospitals about the city are suffering terribly. Pierre, B. D., July 15.—Yesterday broke all records. The average temperature being 83. The maximum was 105. It wa3 the fourth day with the maximum over 100. A cool north breeze is blowing this morning and there is temporary relief. Fergus Palls, Minn., July 15.—The gov ernment thermometer registered 100 in the shade on Sunday. Grain suffered con siderably. Showers cooled the atmos phere at 6 o'clock this morning. MONDAY EVENING, JULY 15, 1901. RECAST OF THE TARIFF House Republican Caucus Is Proposed. POWER OF PROTECTION High Tariff Men Likely to Control the Situation. SOME ANTI-HENDERSON TALK Reported Plan Not to Re-elect the Speaker Because of His Tariff Views Only a Bluff. From TKti Journal liurtau. Room. 48, JPo»» Building, Washington. Washington, July 15.—The suggestion has been made that the best way for the republican party to settle the question Xo> "s~& A COOLER PLACE. Satan—This is too hot for me. I think I'll sneak back home until this hot spell is over. of tariff revision is by a caucus of house members next December. Congressman "Joe" Cannon of Illinois has been cred ited with originating the suggestion, but he says that he did not make it. It is a suggestion that will appeal with great force to the party as the tariff discus sion grows in intensity with the nearer approach of the opening of the session. If the caucus is opposed no doubt the ultra protectionists of the east will be responsible. The tariff revisionists, count ing upon what they will say is the jus tice of their cause and their growing strength, will be quite willing to submit their claims to a caucus. The protec tionists will probably be unwilling to do so. From present indications, the protec tionists will control the situation. They may not have an actual majority of the house, but their following will be so strong that the revisionists will tie un willing to invite the internal strife and disorganization that would follow the victory of their cause. Besides, the pro tectionists control the money bags of the party, which is important. Recently there has been some talk in the east about not re-electing Hen;*?rson as speaker because he comes from the west, and is presumably in favor of tariff revision. This talk originates with the high protectionists, but need not be taken seriously. It is at best merely a bluff. To overthrow Henderson, no matter what his tariff views or what his environment in the west, would be to invite the strug gle which the tariff folks are very de sirous of preventing. Congressman William Alden Smith of Grand Rapids, Mich., who was in Wash ington a few days ago, said to The Journal correspondent that he was in favor of having the tariff revised, if re vision were deemed necessary, by the friends of protection. This view will doubtless be shared by all republicans, and will prevent Mr. Babcock from ac cepting the aid of the democratic members of the ways and means committee in re porting his bill. Last spring Mr. Babcock could have had his bill reported by the aid of democratic votes, but declined. Whatever is done, it appears to be the feeling that the republicans within them selves ought to do It. Any aid rendered by the democrats would be subject to great suspicion. In the first place, the democratic party is proverbially and by tradition favorable to low tariffs. In the second place, it would gladly lend itself to the Babcock or any similar scheme if by so doing it could stir up strife in the republican ranks. In the same way BOLTERS that the action of the Ohio democratic con- IN OHIO. vention has doubt less oreshadowedthat of the national organization, so, doubtless, doea the action of the ten democrats who met yesterday in an office building in Cleveland foreshadow tli« channel by which opposition campaign managers will try to profit by the latest change in democratic plans. There will be efforts of republican campaigners to laugh Bryan's personal following out of the reorganized demo cratic party. Several party newspapers are already trying It. They believe that Bryan In his five years peregrinations has attracted to himself many personal ad herants wlio may now be switched out of the democratic party If it be made to'ap pear that their hero Is being badly treated. The action of the gold democrats in bolt ing Bryan's nomination in 1896 and 1900 will encourage these 'Bryan adherants to adopt the same tactics themselves, now that the party In Ohio has gone under gold leadership and seems likely to do so as a national organization. It is said that the ten men of Cleveland will soon issue a formal statement of principles and hold a convention in Columbus July 31. What strength they are able to muster will be significant of the opportunities for cleavage In the national organization, for the Ohioans have been about as strong or silver, particularly the democrats, as any people east of the Missouri. It is in the Ohio valley states that any cleavage of this sort would be disastrous to demo cratic prospects in 1904, and hence the de sirability of having Its strength tested now. Judge M. C. Burch, PROSECUTING special assistant at torney general, has MONTANA OASES gone to Michigan for ten days or two weeks. Special attorney Maynard, who was recently appointed to conduct the suits against Senator Clark and others In Montana for illegal timber entries, is also in Michigan and it is probable that he will make a report on the indictments recently obtained at Helena. Plans for the conduct of these cases will be ma tured while Judge Bunch is away and the government will be prepared to push them to Judgment when they are called for trial next fall. —W. W. Jermane. Washington Small Talk. Rural free delivery service has been ordered established at Diagonal, Ringgold county, and Lineville, Wayne county, lowa, to begin Sept. 2. The controller of the currency has author ized the First National Bank of Elk Point, S. D., to begin business with a capital at $25,000. The officers named are George R. Freeman, president, and H. B. Beckwith, cashier. Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota-^ Blackberry, Itasca county, A. E. Grant; Mc- Hugh, Becker county, O. C. Nelson. North Dakota—Halliday, Stark county, W. A. Ray; Omega, Ransom county, Inga Oeder. Charles A. Towne spent a few hours in Washington last Friday, en route to New York, where he is attending to business for his Texas oil interests. He seems to care little for politics and declined to discuss any of the questions of the hour. Apparently, Mr. Towne is rapidly becoming a "plute." It is understood that his prospects in a financial way are exceedingly bright. Congressman Fletcher was enjoying him self in Berlin at last reports received by his private secretary in this city, and was un certain where he would go from that place. His health has been good. Aug. 11 he will arrive in New York on his way home. From New York it is likely he will come to Wash ington for a few days, going hence to the Buffalo exposition and thence to Minneapolis. Now that the old frigate Minnesota has been put out of the way, there ought not to be any serious difficulty in securing the promise of the navy department that one of the new war vessels already ordered built shall be named for the gopher state. Senator Clapp took this matter up with Secretary Long last winter, but received no encour agement, the old Minnesota being in the way at that time. HE STEPPED INTO SPACE Accident to a. till water ■ Man in the '. ' Went. '/.■ :;' ■.' ■■ Special to The Journal. _i. - Still water, Minn., July 15.—A telegram from Portland, : : Oregon, states that L. Sargent, : manager of the till water Manu facturing company, } who was on his way home from Hawaii, was severely hurt by walking : out of the \ back end \of a train. He intended to step into a dining car, which had been - detached. His , injuries , are painful but not serious. -H A LITTLE \ GIRL LOST. Special to The Journal. Red Wing, Minn., July. 15.—The 7-year-old daughter of O. . P. Velvang went on a ; bluff to pick flowers yesterday ; morning. Search ing, parties. have failed to find her and it is feared she was killed or kidnapped. : A BRAKEMAN DROWNED. Special to The Journal. . "-- . *• "' Cumberland,'- Wis., July 15.—William Bish op, aged" : 22, brakeman on the Omaha road, ; was ;^^ drowned iat Sh«ll ' lake ; yesterday while ; swimming. Bishop's': home *m * at* Calumet,* Miob. ~ . % I - ' - .:; , j CUBANS FOR ANNEXATION Determined Campaign Begun for This Object. DEEP PROBLEM FOR US How the Cuban Friends of Annexa tion Argue. ISLAND'S WELFARE AT STAKE As Annexation I* Bound to Come, the Sooner the Better, They Declare. Hmw York Sun Saoctaf Mmrvlom Washington, July 15. —The campaign for annexation to the United States which has been started In Cuba brings up one of the most important questions that will be placed before the president and Secretary Root by General Wood when lie comes to the United States. That a campaign to that end is being engineered by some of the most promin ent and conservative Cubans has been re ported in Washington from Havana. The leaders in the movement are said to be those who favored the acceptance of the Platt amendment and who were well satisfied and pleased with the action of the constitutional convention in placing that matter in the constitution of the islands. The adoption of the Platt amendment, however, does not go far enough, in the opinion of the annexation. It places the Island under the protection of the government of the United States, but it does not provide for the economic situa tion that will confront the rulers in the new government. Beyond this protection the conservative Cubans don't look for any assistance from the United States and none can be accepted, as Cuba is legally a foreign country. The proposition for a reciprocity agreement between the two countries is not regarded with much favor by many members of congress and there is certain to be a fleht in congress if any reciprocity treaty is arranged, be cause of a clash with local interests. The annexationists realize the difficul ties in the way of the new government and say the only way out of them is union with this -country. In furthering their cause they have appealed to the conserva tives among .the islanders. They address themselves to "all who live from their labor, agriculturalists, great and small, the merchant, the industrials and the landed proprietors and all who desire for Cuba order, progress and prosperity." It is pointed out that Cuba is "near a mone tary crisis, the country is exhausted and impoverished, and much time is to elapse before it gets on its feet if we don't have the acumen to select the only straight and sure road on which to reach an exit: that is, annexation to the United States. That annexation will have to come at all events there re mains no doubt, but there Is a great difference between having it soon, by a timely request, and hav ing it come after a long process which may exhaust the little strength remaining: in the country." EMBEZZLING LETTERS This Is the Charge Agalnat an As- Distant F. M. In Porto Rico. Washington, July 15. —A cablegram from San Juan announces the arrest on July 10 of Rlcardo Navarez Rivera, assistant postmaster at Mameyes, Porto Rico, for embezzling letters containing valuable in cloeures. REDUCTION IN SUGAR. New York, July 15.—Arbuckle Brothers have reduced the price of refined sugar 10 points. 12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK NEW STEEL STRIKE IS INAUGURATED President Shaffer's Order Obeyed in All Mills of the Tin Plate, Sheet and Hoop Combines. Strikers Protesting That Their Cause Is Just and Bound to Be a Winner. % Pittsburg, July 15.—The etrike of the members of the Amalgamated association employes in the tin plate, sheet and hoop mills, which was ordered Saturday night as a result of the disagreement between the conferees of the United States Steel corporation and the Amalgamated associa tion was generally observed in the Pitts burg district this morning. At the mills where the strike order extended the skilled workmen who are under the control of the union failed to put in an appear apce, or if they did go to the mills, It was merely as spectators, with no intention of working. The strike order is being ob served at all mills of the tin plate, sheet and hoop combines. President Shaffer is In communication with lodge officials at all these plants and he is confident that the association will make such a strong showing on this pre liminary suspension of work that a gen eral strike of all the mills of the United States Steel corporation will not be neces sary. This latter proposition is the strong card which the Amalgamated president has up his sleeve, and which he threatened to play if an early adjustment of the diffi culty is not made. Like the Homestead Strike. This strike bears a resemblance to the historical Homestead strike in 1892 in that it is not a question of wages but of recognition of the Amalgamated associa tion. The association insists upon union izing all of the plants of three companies in question. The manufacturers refuse to grant this demand and say that the indi vidual contracts with workmen which are in force at .a number of the plants must stand. The Painter mill of the Steel Hoop company on the south side is shut down. The men have joined ' the Amaglamated association and this morning none ,of the workmen save four or five Hungarians and six boys showed up. It is estimated that between 700 and 800 men are out. The management refuses to talk. The Hungarians were hauling away finished material and the boys were working in the machine shops, the only department in the mill where a wheel is turning. The strikers are keeping away from the plant and there is not a person loitering about the place. Everything Is unusually quiet. The tinmill at Monessen, Pa., which is non-union, was running as usual to-day. The Lindsay and McCutchen plant of the American Steel Hoop company in Alle gheny is albo idle and the Star and Monongahela plants of the American Tin Plate company are closed. The Painter and Lindday and McCutcheon has been looked upon by the opponents of the United States Steel corporation as the strongholds of non-unionists in the hoop company. The prompt action of President Shaf fer in thus forcing the fight early and carrying it into his opponent's camp was looked upon as evidence that the strike will be one of the most spirited in Pittsburg's history. Pivotal Plant. President Shaffer was pleased with the reports from the two strongholds and he declared that not a wheel shall turn in either the Painter or Lindsay & McCut cheon works until the strike shall have been settled. He said the Painter plant was pivotal with respect to the other non union plants of the steel hoop company and that the men elsewhere have prom ised, if the Painter mill would join the strike movement that there will be no trouble in organizing the remainder of the plants. He said that there is no ques tion that the men will respond, as they Lave been anxious to join the general movement and were held in check and kept at work by the direction of the Amalgamated officials. x President Shaffer says the movement will be carried to the other plants not now recognized by the combine as under the wing of the association. He looks for a general response to his strike order, as the men have been awaiting Just such a com mand since July 1. He declared the men are prepared to fight it out on the original lines "until doomsday." In certain circles a quiet interest is manifested in the effect the strike may have upon Carnegie industries, especially the steel mills at Homestead. Thesemill3 are generally supposed to be non-union. But the same was thought of other mills until they suddenly popped out as pretty well unionized. There have been recent visits of Amalgamated officials to Home stead that are somewhat suggestive. Many a hint has been thrown out by Amalgamated men within the past few days that when the association should feel the need of showing it 3 strength the steel combine folks would be amazed. Aside from any interest the Amalgamated people may have in Homestead, it is pos sible the American Federation of Labor has interenched Itself there. If the strike shall be prolonged many interests will be sure to suffer. The strikers probably can take good care of themselves. Work is plenty on all sides and besides the Amal gamated association has a strike fund in bank which is said to amount be tween $200,000 and $300,000. Railroads win be among the greatest sufferers, as a long strike would greatly decrease the shipment of mill products. Building contractors and others using iron and steel also will come In for much loss. It is even possibleb uilding operations might be seriously hampered. The demand for coke coal will fall off, and the possibilities of the strike, gen erally, are startling. Satisfactory, Say Strikers. At the headquarters of the Amalga mated association to-day it was said that the situation was satisfactory. President Shaffer took personal charge of the cam paign to-day. The executive committee of the Amalgamated association has placed the fight entirely in his hands. Secretary John Williams said this morn ing: "Every tin plant in the country Is closed down." Another official said: We have closed two of their mills that they considered as non-union plants. They are the Lindsey and McCutcheon plant of the American Steel Hoop company, and the Star tin plate mill of the American Tin Plate company. The Scottdale and Old Meadow mills are still running and President Shaffer said: We could call them out, but they are -work ing under an agreement and we do not want to break their contract. Things are just as I expected. In the rush -we over looked one place and an important place, too, and this morning I got a telegram asking what's the matter with us. It is a tin mill. He refused to say where it was located. In reference to the report that the manu facturers had made a proposal for an other conference, Mr. Shaffer said that no intimation had been received by him that they had any idea of asking for a second meeting in the near future. That was a matter entirely with them. Dispatches received up to 10 o'clock at the Amalgamated headquarters report the following mills closed: The Star Tin Plate Works, Monongahela Tin Plate, ■ Demmler Tin Plate, the Kensington Mills, the Connellsville mills, the Cannonsburg Mills, and the Dewees Wood Sheet plant at McKeesport. . At the Lindsay and McCutcheon plant in Allegheny 250 men were idle. Of the twenty-two furnaces only two are re ported in operation, being worked by a few puddlers. A number of strikers were standing around the plant, but there were no indications of any disturbance. Largest of Plants. The steel branch of the labor associa tion says the sheet steel fight will owe its success to its ability to bring out the men employed at the great works in Vander grift, Pa. This plant is the largest of its kind in the world, and already some of the mcii are members of the Amalgamated association. It is claimed that before the day is over a portion, at least, of these mills will be idle. At 11 a. m. no report had been received from the men-employed there, but Vice President Reese of the first district is,at work, and although he refuses to talk it Is known ho is making strenuous efforts to bring the Vander grift men out. The strikers have been counselled to observe the strictest order, and they have also been asked by Presi dent Shaffer to keep away from the dif ferent works. Reports received at Amalgamated head quarters say every steel hoop plant in Pittsbu/g excepting the William Clark© Sons company, is idle, and all the sheet mills have closed down. Only one tin plate mill in this district is in operation. The Labelle tin plant at Martins Ferry, Ohio; Laughlin Tin Plate works and the Aetna Standard plant at Bridgeport, Ohio; Cambridge, Ohio, plant, and Greenville, Pa., works are all shut down. The Aetna- Standard company employes 3,000 men, and the Cambridge company 800 men, and they are all «ut. At Newcastle, ' Pa., 1,200, all Amal gamated tin workers, are idle to-day, and when stocks now on hand are used up the other employes will have to quit and 3,500 will be idle. At the Rellsville, Ohio, plant, all the men employed except fifteen have joined the Amalgamated as sociation. Efforts to run the mill have been abandoned for the present. "All Our Men Ont." "All of our men are out and the condi tion for which we have been preparing these three years and more and against which we have repeatedly warned the manufacturers, now confronts the latter," said President T. J. Shaffer this morning. 'The gratifying unanimity with which our men assented to the strike order is a vigorous and sufficient refutation of the statements of interested persons on the other side of this controversy that the strike is one of the officials of the Amal gamated association and not of the men. As showing that the iron, steel and tin workers appreciate the gravity of the present situation and the imperative duty devolving upon them, there are some works that we could not reach Saturday night in promulgating the strike order, and yesterday and this morning we have been in receipt of indignant protests from those lodges inquiring why they were not ordered out. They are out now; in fact, all our men are out, and the works of the three underlying companies of the United States Steel corporation are tied up as tight as an estate in an English chancery .court. And so they will remain until the companies concede the Just de mands of our men." Secretary Treasurer John Williams of the Amalgamated association says the action of the men all over the country could not have been more general. Con tinuing, he said: In an interview in this morning's pap«rs Mr. Arms is reported as saying that the manufacturers Insisted on protecting the non-union men in the non-union plants, many of ■whom do not want to become union men. I hardly think that Mr. Arms would make a statement of this kind, as his past record has always been one of fair dealing with the Amalgamated Association. No one knows better than Mr. Arms himself that if the harriers were torn down from the non-union mills we could organize them all inside of two days. This has been demonstrated by the voluntary closing of 'all plants of the American Steel Hoop company. The only reason that the manufacturers gave that the previous conditions should exist was that they were afraid the Amalagamated Asso ciation would attain too great power, and It was necessary that they themselves hold the balance of power. The manufacturers are refusing us the right that they exercised themselves in forming the combination. They used force in some Instances, it is believed, in securing some of the plants now in their company. We do not propose to coerce men into Joining our organization, but merely ask for recognition, and I am certain the men now at work In non-union mills will volun tarily and gladly Join our association. Wage Advance Offered. The 4,500 employes of the National Tube company at McKeesport were notified to-day of a voluntary advance in wages of 10 per cent. The men are not organ ized, but the Amalgamated association was making efforts to induce them to join the union. Several months ago the men demanded a 10 per cent advance, but were refused. The W. Dewees-Wood plant is idle to-day. The plant had been partly idla.