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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS. HANNA GOES TO CANTON ON A STRIKE SETTLEMENT ERRAND NORTHWESTERN N. D. "IN IT" THIS YEAR Tremendous Crops of Flax and Wheat in the New Country Make the Recent Settlers Prosperous. From a Staff Correspondent I Harvey, X. D., Aug. 2. — The North western counties of North Dakota will produce a great flax crop. It is a wonder ful transformation from last year that is seen from Larimore to Minot and Portal. The flax crop in the Red river valley is not healthy and its outcome is in doubt, but the moment one strikes the hill coun try towards the west, a change for the better is apparent at once. L*st year the new settlers in the north west counties found the times hard because there were no crops above what was necessary for a bare subsistence. There was a shortage of grass for stock, and in many instances conditions approached seriousness. This year all is changed, and the hills and valleys of Ward, Wells, Pierce, Benson, Towner and other counties are glorious with bountiful crops. Of these crops flax is the great leader. Wheat cuts but small figure in Ward county, western Wells county and the other new settlements. For miles there are acres of flax, ciean and promising a splendid yield, and nearly all of this acre age is first crop. In many instances the crop will pay for the farm this year, which will furnish a support for all these north west counties that cannot easily be over estimated. With the splendid flax crop is a bountiful supply of fodder. Farmers can carry the stock they have and provide for more. The crop conditions in these western counties will have an important bearing on railroad earnings. Here is a large acreage that is coming in as a permanent support to the Great Northern, the North ern Pacific and the Soo. Only a half dozen i jears back there was almost no cultivation for a hundred miles around Minot. Now the country is settled and there is a boun tiful yield for all the newcomers. These encouraging conditions hold to the far coints of the Bowbells country. The -\£ouae river valler shows wheat- that will -^fceld troai^2§ -ttr 30--otS3bels' airaliax that «ill crowd the record of production. Business men in all this part of the country are feeling the prosperity which if not abused will continue its effect for many jears. The land men are again busy. Every train brings land seekers. The far north west counties of North Dakota must be TAINT OF INSANITY Mental Troubles of the Barry Fam- ily Shown in Court. CASE HAS LOST SOME INTEREST Defense Will Hot Close Its Evidence Lntil Some Time Kext Week. Special to The Journal. Langdon, N. D., Aug. 2.—The story as told by Barry's relatives of how the fam ily on both sides has been fflicted with a taint of insanity running back as far as the defendant's grandparents has been re cited by witnesses on the stajnd eince noon yesterday. The family history has been one of sorrow and affliction of this kind. William Donovan and Mrs. Sweeney, brother and sister of Mrs. Barry, mother of the defendant, were on the stand this morning. Donovan told how for twenty years a younger sister had been in his constant care,and of one older than himself who Is now in the asylum. Mrs. Sweeney, the younger sister of Donovan, is here partially restored after twice being an inmate of the London, Ontario, asylum and tells of the delusions that have at different times left her mind a blank. Yesterday the wife of Richard Barry, defendant's brother, was examined as to her husband's mental peculiarities, prior to his being removed to the asylum. The asylum record, a copy of which was put in evidence by the defense, detailed the condition of Barry while a patient there. Big Robbery on a Sleeper Special to The Journal. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Aug. 2.—An unknown thief made a nice haul on the Grand Rapids & Indiana railway sleeper between Grand Rapids and Mackinaw City last night when William Hanford, a diamond salesman for 1 Freedenheim Brothers & Levy, New York city, was relieved of over $700 in diamonds and $80 in money. The stolen articles were the personal property of Hanford, who had put them un der his pillow upon retiring. The theft was not discovered until morning. The conductor 1 on the sleeper thinks the thief got off at Cadillac. Hanford usually car ried about $75,000 worth ot jewelry in his trunk. Woman Walks 400 Miles Special to The Journal. Mankato, Minn., Aug. 2. —Mrs. Delia Vincent arrived in the city yesterday on her way to Minneapolis to visit a sister, having started from St. Louis seven wee"ks ago. She walked 400 miles of the way, as she had no money to pay railway fare. Her husband is dead, as also are her parents. City jcfficials took compassion on her, gavo her a meal and bought her a ticket to St. Peter. Business for Uncle Sam, Perhaps Washington, Aug. 2.—A cablegram has been received at the state department from the United States consul at Colon stating that if the present revolutionary troubles in that section become more aggravated the traffic across, the isthmus will surely become interrupted. The United States government is bound by a treaty to keep the traffic open to the world. No request for 6 w arstlp to be'sent to tl» ■cene of trouble has been made. reckoned with hereafter, as crop produc ers. - —H. V. Jones. PIHSAtE-LIKE WIXD Some of the Worst Weather of the Season Felt in S. I). Specials to The Journal. Woonsocket, S. D., Aug. 2.—The ther mometer' stands at 106 in the shade with a hot wind from the southwest. It is the hottest wind of the season, without exception. Threshing has commenced here. The grain is light, but is very clean. This section will have a good average crop, in spite of hot winds. Early corn will not amount to much. Mitchell, S. D., Aug. 2. —Yesterday was the hottest day that has ever been ex perienced in this section. The govern ment thermometer 1 placed the heat at 109 degrees. A strong, hot wind blew from the south all the afternoon. Corn was doing well until this change. Several farmers say they will commence to cut their corn at once for fodder. The injury to the corti crop is serious. Huron, S. D., Aug. 2.—A scorching hot wind yesterday afternoon drove the people from the streets, stopped harvest work and twisted the corn leaves. The tem perature rose from 90 to 108 in five hour's, breaking the record of twenty years, as shown by the government weather bureau. DeSmet, S. D., Aug. 2.—August Ist was a topnotcher in this year's recoro. for warm weather. The government ther mometer registered 105 in the shade. Mankato, Minn., Aug. 2. —F. W. Wenner of Mankato township has threshed an average of twenty-five bushels of wheat to the acre on two farms, the best sec- j tion going twenty-nine bushels. No ; yields of less than twenty bushels to the acre have yet been reported from Man kato township. Graceville, Minn., Aug. 2. —Harvesting in this vicinity is about half finished, and with favorable weather will be com- ; pleted by the middle of next week. Ele vator men who have examined fields re port tne average will be from fifteen to twenty bushels an acre, and that there j will be three grades. The early wheat • shows a fine plump berry, while the late sown fields suffered from the intense heat, shriveling the grain. Threshing will begin the latter part of next week, and | a great deal of shock threshing will be j done. There is a scarcity of men, al though farmers are offering $2.50 a day. Morgan, Minn.. Aug. 2.—Shock thresh ng has begun and the yacht is from twelve to eighteen bushels of No. 2 wheat an acre. Duluth, Minn., Aug. 2.—Farmers here from northern counties of this state re port that harvesting has commenced clear to the Manitoba line. This is about ten \ days earlier than usual. Hanley Falls, Minn., Aug. 2.—Returns from the first threshing of flax this season show fourteen bushels an acre and of fine quality. General threshing begins next weak, with indications for a full average yield of all grains. Objection to the statement and asking that it be made orally by the asylum at tendants was overruled. The present phase of the case is tedious and morbid and spectators have fallen off in number. The expected close of the de fense this week is hardly looked for now. Relatives on the Stand. The evidence of the defendant's mo ther, his sister Mrs. Sweeney, and broth er Tom, all told of the history of the family within the knowledge of each. It unveiled the mental unbalance that has existed in the family for nearly a century. The case is likely to go down in the histor> of law as one of momentous bearing and far-reaching effect. The de fendant has been charged with murder in the first degree and so far no evidence has been offered in the nature of a justi fication of the act and the law of this state prescribes the penalty as death by hanging or imprisonment for life at hard labor. The jury has thus been placed In the position that it will either have to convict Barry and recommend one or the other of the above as punishment for the crime, or it will be obliged to acquit him on the grounds that he was insane at the time he killed Mellem. From the stand the defense has taken there does not appear to be any middle ground for the jury to stand on. CANNOT FIND HIM Cos* Comity Sheriff in Pursuit of Edcapetl Prisoner. Special to The Journal. Brainerd, Minn., Aug. 2.—Sheriff Hardy of Walker arrived in the city this morn ing in quest of George Alexander, who broke jail in that place Wednesday night. Alexander was arrested for robbing a farmer near Wheelock and is wanted in Morrison, McLeod and Wadena counties for horse stealing. , FKIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 2, 1901. INTO DETROIT The Pennsylvania and Mich igan Central Credited With an Alliance. Special to The Journal. New York, Aug. 2.—lt was admitted to day by an official of the Pennsylvania rail road that the statement that the Pennsyl vania expects to be running its own trains into Detroit Oct. 1, and that the Pennylva nia bought the right of way from Toledo to Alexis Junction in order to connect with the Michigan Central at the latter point is true. A complete alliance, it is said, and thorough understanding exists be tween the Vanderbilts and the Pennsyl vania, the two systems working in thorough harmony. Expensive Central Station. Chicago, Aug. 2.—Plans for a central railroad station here, estimated to cost $40,000,000, are being prepared to submit at a meeting of railroad officials to be held Aug. 15. Eighteen of the twenty-two rail road companies with Chicago terminals have approved the scheme as drawn by Alderman Dixon, and members of tte i council committee appointed to investi gate the question of a single terminal be : lieve the plan can be carried to a suc cessful conclusion. The Illinois Central, ; North-Wee tern, Pennsylvania and Great Western railroads are the only ones which have thus far not given their approval. - THE NEGROJ^S A VOTER Sole Campaign Issue of the Mary land Democrats. Baltimore. Aug. 2.—The democratic state convention declared that the pur pose of the party, if successful in the coming election, is to eliminate the negro from politics in Maryland if such a thing be possible under the constitution of the state. Upon this, the paramount issue of the campaign, will stand the candidates nominated for state offices and candidates for places in the legislature of 1902. Under the advice and guidance of Mr. Gorman the following declaration upon the chief point in issue was evolved: The democratic party represents more than 40,000 majority of the white people of Mary land. They, in common with their brethren ' of other states into which large masses of ' colored voters have been injected into the body politic, recognize that the peace, good order, personal safety and proper develop ment of our material interests depend upon the control of the commonwealth by its inteT ligent white residents. Without the aid of the 6,000 colored voters, the republican party ins Maryland would be in a hopeless minority. We, therefore, without hesitation, proclaim that the success of the democratic party will mean that while we shall deal with perfect fairness in securing all the benefits of goad government and full and free opportunities tor education to all classes, such action must be taken as to prevent the control of the state government passing into the hands of those who have neither the ability nor the interest to manage public affairs wisely and well. NO CHANGE AT ST. CLOUD Superintendent Randall Will Be He tained at the Reformatory. Frank Randall will continue in charge 'of the St. Cloud reformatory as long as his management is satisfactory to the board of control. Members of the board made the positive statement to-day. They say that the other candidates will have to wait until Randall does something to merit dismissal. The members of the board will be taken for a trolley ride this evening on a spe cial car in charge of Dow S. Smith, super intendent of the St. Paul City Railway company. The tour will include the Banda Rossa concert this evening. EVACUATION AUG. 15. London, Aug. 2. —The undersecretary of the foreign office. Lord Cranborne, in the house of commons to-day announced that the offi cial date fixed for the evacuation of Peking by the British troops was Aug. 15, subject to a few days extension if necessary. The evacuation of the other portions of China depends on circumstances, * BABCOCK QUAILS NOT Belief He Will Stand by His Tariff-Revision Guns. VIEW ON OTHER SIDE Protectionist Claim the Wisconsin Man Will Drop His Bill. PARTICIPATION OF McKINLEY The President Desire* That Repub lican Agreement Be Reached Before the Session Opens. Trom Tho Journal ' Bureau. Boom dS, JPosI Building, Wathiiij/ton. ' * . Washington Aug. 2.—The return of Congressman Babcock from Europe is THE WHITE MAN'S BURDEN. being anxiously awaited by the people who are interested in the Babcock bill, which provides that certain trust goods shall be placed upon the free list. Some half a dozen members of congress and the senate, who have been to Europe this summer profess to believe that Mr. Bab cock, whom they, saw while abroad, has modified his tariff views as the result of a study of European conditions, and may not introduce the bill or will introduce it in a modified form, which will meet the objections of the high protectionists, who think they see in it a menace to the protective principle. Several of these re turned members say they talked with Mr. Babcock a number of times in London, Paris, Berlin and elsewhere, and their prediction that he had experienced a change of heart has led to considerable rejoicing in New England, where the most of the high protectionists live. No direct word has been heard from Mr. Bab cock, and so it is impossible to know Just how far the returned gentlemen, all of them opposed to the bill, have been influenced by their own opinions in their reports. The friends of the Babcock bill do not believe that the Wisconsin gentleman has changed front, and their belief seems to be supported by the letter from Bab cock printed in his home paper in Wis consin. They say that he is thoroughly committed to the principle of his bill, and will be strengthened as the result of his trip abroad, "rtiey say that the gen tlemen who have come home with the message that he has "quit," are special pleaders, and, consciously or uncon sciously, have put words into Mr. Bab cock's mouth, or misunderstood him. But should It be found out that he has changed, they add that other prominent republicans will be ready to take up his work and carry it forward. It would, of course, be better for the bill to have Mr. Babcock introduce it, for he is a member of the ways and means commit tee, where the first battle will be fought, and will be In better condition to render the bill good service than any man not a member. But if he should decline to take up the burden, not only will others do it for him, but he will suffer a loss of prestige which will hardly compensate for what he will gain in the way of smooth sailing with his friends in the house. Will Take Up His Work Again. For these reasons Mr. Babcock's re turn is being anxiously awaited by re publicans representing both sides of the tariff question. But no matter what his present views may be, it is predicted that the public is now so deeply interested in tariff reform that the question cannot help coming before congress. In the early days of the discussion it might have been quieted by the placating of some of its chief representatives; but that time Coutiuaed on Second Ftge, CLEARY MAY BE BISHOP SKK AT SJIOIX CITY TO BE FILLED Minneapolis Pastor's Name and Two Others Now Under Considera tion at Rome. Special to The Journal. Sioux City, lowa, Aug. 2.—The bishop of the diocese of Sioux City will be one of the three following men: Bishop Len ihan, of Cheyenae; Rev. Father T. M. Cleary, pastor of St. Charles charch, Min neapolis; and Dr. P. J. Carrigan, vice rector of the Catholic university at Wash ington, D. C. These three names were sent to Rome nine weeks ago to-day, and until the an nouncement comes from Rome no one will know which of the three will be the in cumbent. The fact that Bishop Lenihan's name heads the list is significant. Mgr. Conaty, rector of the Catholic university, will not be bishop of the Sioux City see. He has just been created a titular bishop. As is the custom in bestowing such titles, Mgr. Conaty will be made bishop of some see of little importance, where he will have no duties to attend to, as he is to be retained as rector of the univer sity. Rev. E. W. Fowler, of this city, has re turned from a trip down the lakes. He has talked with Bishop Muldoon, Mgr. Oonaty and Archbishop Ireland, and his statements can be counted on as thor oughly reliable. GOOD FOR RED LAKE H. Clement, of That County, Draws a Prize on Cheese. Northern Minnesota is coming to the front as a dairy country. For the first time on record a prize has been taken by the Red River valley. The prize winner lives at Terrebonne, Red Lake county, and his name of H. Clement. In the monthly state scoring contest Clement's cheese exhibit was marked first out of thirteen contestants. His mark was 96%. Clement is a Canadian who recently came to Minnesota and began making cheese at Terrebonne about June 1. Second prize this month went to A. W. Parkins, of Stanton, Goodhue county, with a mark of 96. John Fridner" of Stout, Meeker county, got first in the butter contest, with a score of 97. H. J. Rosenau of Meriden, Steel county, 96%; W. Lund, Forest City, Meeker county, 96%. In all, 104 pack ages were entered and the whole lot was Bold at 19% cents. Inspector B. D. White of the experiment station says it was the finest lo of butter he ever saw brought together. NO COWARDICE Former Spanish Governor Vlndl- pates Admiral Schley. Madrid, Aug. 2.—Lieutenant Enrique Caprlles, former governor of Santiago de Cuba, who was on board the Spanish cruiser Viscaya during the battle of San tiago, in an attempt to escape with the city records and treasure of Santiago, in an interview regarding Admiral Schley, said: I was on the bridge of the Vizcaya and saw the fight. I saw the Brooklyn and from an excellent position observed her movements. The Brooklyn attacked us, and it is ridiculous to say the Brookln kept too far away or stayed out of the fight. There can't have been cowardice where the ship engaged three of ours. Eye-wltnessee of the battle are dy ing off, and it is better to finally settle the question now while enough witnesses are liv ing. AMERICANS WIN Robbins of Fnrgo and Evander of WUeaton Shoot at 'Winnipeg:. Winnipeg, Man., Aug. 2.—ln the inter nation trap shooting even in connection with the exhibition trap shooting tourna ment, held here to-day, Robbins of Fargo, iN. D., took first place, with Evander of Wheaton, Minn., second. Score 46. TILLMAN AND HOBSON Star Attractions for Closing: Day at Monona Lake Agsembly. Madison, Wis., Aug. 2.—The Monona Lake assembly closed this afternoon with Senator Tillman and Lieutenant Hobson as attractions for a crowd of 10,000 per sons. The assembly has been one of the most successful held, there having been 1,200 campers oa tae grounds. 16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. PRESIDENT WOULD END THE STRIKE Mr. McKinley and Senator Hanna Confer at Canton, the Steel Strike Said to Be the Topic Discussed, Strikers Announce an Intention of Returning to Work as Soon as Possible—Amalgamated Officials Confer Again. Cleveland, Aug. 2.-Senator Hanna left here for Canton to-day to visit President McKinley. It is understood Mr. Hanna will remain in Canton as the president's guest until Saturday afternoon, when he will return to Cleveland. While the senator 1 declined to discuss the object of his Journey to Canton, it is generally regarded as significant at this time. It is known that the president is most anxious to see the great amalgamated strike settled at the earliest possible moment. Senator Hanna has also expressed himself as desiring to see the struggle brought to a close as well as admitting that he is to some extent connected with the efforts being made to reach an agreement. That Mr 1. Hanna is bringing strong influence to bear in favor of a settlement there is now but little doubt, and those who have closely watched the course of re cent events believe that the senator's visit to Canton is largely for the purpose of conferring with the president upon that subject. STRIKERS MAY REBEL. Pittsburg, Aug. 2.—The strikers at Clark's mills in this city are very much dis couraged at the turn affairs have taken with regard to the settlement of the trouDle, and as a result several of the most enthusiastic strikers have intimated their 1 in tention of returning to the plant at the earliest moment on the most favorable terms possible. It was expected that some of these would put this into execution this morning, and it was to prevent their return that pickets wefe placed on guard with orders to hold them off for the next few days. Pittsburg, Aug. 2.—The situation in the Amalgamated Steel strike this morning is anything but favorable to an amicable adjustment of the dispute between the as sociation and the United States Steel corporation. As far as can be learned, President Shaffer of the Amalgamated has not received a reply from the New York officials of the company regarding a fur ther conference except the telegram which it is said arrived last night and which declined a further discussion of the questions at issue between the labor leaders and the company. This telegram gave the substance of a letter which had been mailed and which was expected to arrive in the first mail there. Only Two Ways. The refusal of the steel company offi cials to enter into another conference, if adhered to, leaves only two ways open to the Amalgamated association. One is to order the striking workmen back to work under the best terms obtainable and the other is to proceed with the strike in the hope of involving all the union men employed in the constituent concerns of the United States Steel corporation. The first course certainly holds little promise for the workmen, since the strike has abrogated all the union scales in force before the trouble started, leaving them entirely at the mercy of the manufactur- ers. The second course means a struggle to the death for the association, as the announcement has been made on good au thority that the mills will be started next week with nonunion men if the strikers do not resume work. Most Critical Period. To-day's meeting of the executive board is expected to tell the story and it Is ac knowledged that this is the most critical period of the strike. The board went into session at 10 o'clock and James Nutt, secretary of the labor bureau of the Re public Iron and Steel company, and Jo seph Bishop, secretary of the Ohio board of arbitration, were present. No infor mation was given out, but a statement is anticipated later in the day. It is re ported that the final effort of the Amalga mated association before proceeding with the strike will be to bring every influence to bear towards arranging for another conference with the company officials. A rumor was current that the Amalga mated association at its executive board meeting to-day will withdraw from a po sition which was thought to be untenable and sign an agreement with the combina tion. Prominent association men denied this and declared that unless peace can be secured with honor and credit to the association, the strike will be continued. Nothing can be learned from President Shaffer or the leaders of the organiza tion on this matter, however, as they say whatever they have for the public will be given out in the form of a statement. This statement may not be given out be fore adjournment this evening. 'Will Grant the Combine Time. It is said that before a general strike is ordered the officers of the United States Steel corporation will be fully informed of the intention of the Amalgamated As sociation officials if more favorable terms are not promptly presented for the con sideration of the board. A reasonable time will then be given before the extreme measures are resorted to by the associa tion. It seems almost certain that if the* re quest of the Amalgamated Association for another conference is refused, the strike will be extended to all the plants con trolled by the big steel corporation where the Amalgamated Association has a foot hold and that it will be the bitterest strug gle between capital and labor ever seen in this country. In the big plants of the FederaJ Steel company, the National Steel company and the National Tube company, all the organized men will be called out and every effort made to close the mills. "The Strike la Too Younpr." At Wellsville, Ohio, the feeling is grow ing that there will not be an early settle ment. "I do not believe there will be a settle ment," asserted Organizer Harry Griffiths to-day in discussing the situation at Pitts burg. "The strike is too young." That statement, frank and open, reflects the feelings of the great majority of the strikers. The strikers are not relaxing one iota of their vigilance. Every avenue of en trance to the town is being closely guard ed. It is expected that an attempt may be made Saturday to bring In men while the strikers are picknlcking at Chester Park. They will not be caught napping here if this is done. The strikers say the picnic may eventually prove only an outing for the women and children. A McKeesport dispatch says: The presence of three supposed strike breakers was the cause of a considerable ex citement here last evening, and the news of the threatened breaking off of the peace con ference added to the confusion. The men de cided that the Dewees Wood management was trying to get enough men to start up the mill, and all patrols and pickets were doubled. The first of the supposed strike-breakers was discovered about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, and gave his name as Edward Meyers. H» frankly announced his intention of going *o work in the Dewees Wood mill, and was tol<l just as frankly by the patrol which was ques tioning him that such a move would result in some accident occurring to him. He was put on a street car and taken to Pittsburg by several strikers Two more men wero found in the evening, and after cocaiderabla questioning were requested to leave towu. They promised to leave and then gave their guards the slip. Patrols made a search for them during the night, but could not locata them. The strikess threaten to handle them without glovee when they are found. Hope to Avert a Break. A Wellesville, Ohio, dispatch just re ceived, says: Assistaot Secretary M. E. Tighe of th» Amalgamated association called up Organizer Harry Griffiths, who is in charge here, by long distance telephone, and notified him that the national officials still hoped to avert tha breaking off of the present negotiations with the combination. Tighe denied the reports that negotiations had been already severed. He urged Griffiths to keep his men well in hand and to prevent any possible chance of an outbreak. DEADLOCKED President Schwab Silent and HU Brother Works to Little Purpose. New York, Aug. 2.—President Schwab of the United States steel corporation, said to-day there were no new develop ments in the strike situation. He refused to discus 6 the report that negotiations between the Amalgamated Association and officials of the corporation had been broken off. The presence in his office of his brother, Joseph Schwab, said to have been an envoy of Mr. Morgan ia recent negotiations in progress and re ported to have left in disgust last night, seemed to give color to the belief that a practical deadlock exists. MORGAN DECLINES Talk of the "Bitter-End" Act In Be ing: Heard. Pittsburg, Aug. 2.—The Commercial Ga* zette says: The Amalgamated executive board last evening received by telegraph a flat refusal from J. Pierpont Morgan to reopen the wage conference where it was broken off at the Hotel Lincoln nearly three weeks ago. Th» powers of the steel combine Insist in this comnvunication that the basis of settlement will be on the terms which President C. M. Schwab and Chairman Elbert laid down at the meeting with the Amalgamated associa tion in New York last week. A member of the executive board last night said: "The terms are denominated by those •who have the best interests of the organisa tion of the steel workers at heart as the most unfair, most unjust ever proposed to any body of workingmen by a set of employers or corporation. The terms are such that tha executive board of the Amalgamated associa tion cannot accept and has already gone on record to that effect." This morning the answer of Mr. Morgan »■ expected by mall. There is scarcely a frag ment of hope that the Amalgamated associa tion will back down from its well-known po sition. The leaders of the workers will, In reply, outline their plans to the steel corpo ration for a continuation of the great strug gle. They will include the stopping of every wheel possible in the works of the combine and the extension of the strike in all possible directions by the Amalgamated association. To-day may develop that the combine cannot be made to waver through the influence that will be brought to bear, and the great con flict will probably be fought to the bitter end. AFFKCTS LAKE TRAFFIC j Farther RefuHals of Long shoremen - to Handle Freight. Buffalo, Aug. 2.— action that, as It now stands, influences the . entire lake traffic, went into effect yesterday when the ; 900 men of local 109, International 'Longshoremen's association, in obedience to a letter from President D. J. Keefe, decided to refuse to handle the freight of any Anchor line boats out of sympathy ■' with < the ; striking long shoremen of Erie, Pa. - ■ ■ The locals at every point reached by Anchor line ■ boats have received similar | letters from ■ President Keefe,':-. according ?to the local officials ,of ; the . association.. The Anchor line, being . a member -of - the > Lake Carrier's association, an > organization '..% hica includes the entire fresh. water fleet, it is said, will be backed up m its position. All the branches" here-are affected—cooper;, oilers, firemen, freight ' handlers > and coal passers. - '■ . .-",. .:': ".'.-■ .'■':■> ■:", i* , ', ;.' :: The branch of the tugrnen's , association in this port will ~ hold - a -meeting v\ to- : night to "consider the i question, aud iit is »atd similar meetings, have s beea called Jat i eveqr