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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS. WORK OF MGR. IRELAND Settlement of the Vexatious Philippine Question. PKELATFS VISIT EAST Significance of His Defense of the Pope's Temporal Power Claim. PRESIDENT McKINLEY AND SCHLEY It Wai According to the Executive Rvnolve That a Court of In quiry Wai Ordered. 3»Vom TH« Journal J)ww«, Soon* 4S, Pom Building, Wainington. Washington. Aug. 5. — Archbishop Ire land's visit to Washington last week has set the tongues of the gossips going again, and an effort is being made to establish, some connection between the visit and the report from Rome that the Philippine church question has been settled. It is said by those who profess to know what is going on at the state department that the archbishop has had communications from Cardinal Gibbons regarding the de rails of the settlement as agreed to by the Vatican, and that he came to Washing ton for the purpose of laying these com munications unofficially before the proper Authorities of this government, in order that the government might be fully ad vised of what has transpired as the result of the cardinal's trip abroad. It is im possible to verify this report, but it Is quite generally accepted as being true. Mgr. Ireiand arrived In Washington late Thursday afternoon, and went at once to the Ebbitt house, his usual stopping place. That night he denied himself to the news- I>aper men, and the next day he was not to be found ift his room. I met him on tba street during the day when he was go ing in the direction of the state depart ment. Whether he went there or not nobody knows. He left Washington on Friday evening. So far as church mat ters are concerned, it is said that there was no object in his being in Washing ton at this time. The papal legation Is practically deserted, all of the high offi cials being away. Cardinal Gibbons is fctill abroad, and Mgr. Ireland could not have come here on his way to Baltimore. The only remaining inference Is that he came to confer informally with officials of :he government regarding the Philippines. It is very flattering to the archbishop of St. Paul that leading Roman Catholics in this part of the country accept in good fai:h the cable interview with Cardinal Gibbons stating that he is to be made a mehnber of the sacred college. This in dicates something of the standing of Mgr. Ireland has with church people in a lo cality where they are more numerous and Influential than anywhere elße in the I'nUed States. These people believe that Ireland has played an important part in the effort to settle the Philippine church question, and that Cardinal Gibbons, while ai Rome unfolding the plan, made it plain that credit for it was in part due to him. The gossips recall in this connection a very forceful sermon preached by Arch bishop Ireland in Washington a feu months ago. In which he ably defended the plea of the pope for temporal power. This sermon was so higly regarded by the eastern hierarchy that it was printed in pamphlet form for wide distribution. Of course a copy of it went to Rome. No American prelate, it is said, has ever presented these arguments more logically or forcibly than they were presented in that sermon. For a number of years prior to Its delivery It is said that Mgr. Ireland had remained practically silent regarding this, to the church, momentous question. He had been regarded as the leader of what has come to be known es the American faction within the rhurch, and was popularly credited with entertaining views which because of their advanced and liberal character were not In harmony with Vatican opinion. It is now said that the Washington ser mon defending the temporal power was suggested by Cardinal Gibbons, also a member, although somewhat more mod erate in his views, of this so-called American faction, and that before deliv ering it Archbishop Ireland talked the question over with him at considerable length. Whether these things are true or not I am unable to say, but it is true they are easy of explanation. The ser mon was a detailed and convincing reply to Mgr. Ireland's enemies Inside th« church, and at the same time it -was a formal avowal before the world of sym pathy with the idea which is dearest to the papal mind and heart. Previously there had been some question, raised by Mpr. Ireland's enemies, as to whether he were really an advocate of the restora tion of the temporal authority. Not long after the sermon had been de livered the Philippine church question came up, and again Archbishop 'Ireland was in the east, this time to consult with Cardinal Gibbons and try to solve the question in some way that would satisfy this government and the holy see a- well. The sermon may thus be" suppos to have paved the way to the later em. oy ment. Now, after the cardinal has aid the plan before the Vatican authori 23, comes the announcement that it was a vorably received and then approved; and right on the heels of this announcement comes the cable interview with the cardinal stating that the pope i 3 soon to create two new American cardinals, of whom the archbishop of St. Paul will be one. The public Is at liberty to draw its own conclusions. Friends of Mgr. Ireland *n Washington already have done so, anil they think that the red hat is com ing. The archbishop's modest denial of the cable interview need not conflict with the foregoing story, for he thus far knows no more about the subject than anybody unless, as is quite possible, Cardinal Gibbons may have mentioned it to him In a letter. SCHLEY AND The president's atti tude toward the THE PRESIDENT. Sen ley-Sampson in quiry affair has been the subject of some speculation by per sons of meager information. The fact Is, President McKinley has been kept in formed and has approved every step of im portance which has been taken up to this time. When the Maclay history publica tion was first called to official notice, and the old feud revived, there were com munications sent to Canton, Ohio, in large numbers. The friends of Admiral Schley represented that this was the latest of fense of the despicable clique in the navy department, headed by Admiral Crownin shield, and acting for Admiral Sampson The friends of Sampson represented that this was only another evidence that true merit could not be forever kept down, Continued on Second Pace. HEAD IN EVIDENCE Barry's Skull Examined by Jurors and Attorneys. PRAYS DAILY FOR FORGIVENESS Sweeney, First of the Medical Ex pert*, Taken the Stand for the Defense. Special to The Journal. Langdon, N. D., Aug. 5. —The examina tion of William Barry, put on the stand Saturday by the defense, continued until late this forenoon. His cross-examination by Judge Cochrane started before noon Saturday and was not completed until after 10 o'clock this morning. The state went largely over the ground that has been covered in the case by previous wit nesses, Barry, however, testifying to noth ing occurring on Jan. 3 or from that time until his confinement in Jail here at Langdon, this being in accord with his statement, made under direct examination, tfcat his mind when the act was com mitted was a complete blank. Confronted with the question, "Did you tell Judge Templeton you killed Mellem with a knife?" Barry answered that if he did he didn't know what he was talking about. Regrets Ills Deal With Counsel. This morning's cross examination of Barry dealt largely with business trans actions and his general mental condition since he has been in jail here. His friends had acted as his agents, but he had had no appointed guardian. He created some ex citement by saying that if he had had the same use of his mental faculties at the beginning of the year that he possessed to-day he would never have made such a deal as he did with regard to retaining counsel." He seemed to think he had put up retainer enough to have engaged the prosecution as well as the defense. Barry said his mind was better In March when visited by Dr. Sweeney. The court sustained the objection of his counsel when he was asked for a statement of hia conversation with Dr. Sweeney. His re fusal to allow the state's Insanity ex pert to examine him, he explained, was owing to Dr. Moore not having the con sent of his counsel. When Judge Cochrane closed his cross examination the defense, after a few questions as to Barry's injuries to his head, sustained in childhood, placed the defendant's head in evidence, and court, jury and attorneys all taking turns at feeling where the hole was made in his skull when he was kicked. Praise fur Mellem. The delusions with which he said he was troubled in jail and which drove away his sleep, he asserted in no way resembled the ghost of his victim Mellem. He went further than the question asked and as serted that never a day since he had been i himself and his reasoning powers re stored, but what he had prayed for Mellem aud he believes that the murdered man has granted forgiveness for the act. An unusual look if earnestness came over Barry's face as he sa.id this. Dr. Arthur Sweeney, expert on insanity, ■was then called by the defense and after some questions as to his qualifications a halt was caused by the objection of the state to the witness entering into a long detailed statement on the ground work of nervous diseases leading up to the various forms of insanity. The argument which followed lasted until the noon adjourn ment. Strong-' Case by Defense. The experts will be on the stand prob ably until Wednesday forenoon. The case in rebuttal will then probably cover three days as the state says it has twenty-three witnesses to call. There will then be three or four witnesses on the sur-rebut tal so that it would seem now that it will take until next Saturday night to get the evidence. Judge Cochrane in the two speeches he will make for the state, Is expected to consume nearly a day, while Judge Tem pleton and Tracy Bangs will require at least three-fourths of a day for the de fense. Judge Kneeshaw as well as the attor neys, therefore, think it will be Aug. 13, when the case goes to the jury. If there should be a curtailment of cross-examina tion the end may be reached earlier. Eight members of the jury yesterday took a drive out to the farms of some of the members. Three others attended divine service while the other one remained at home. The defense has put up a strong case, and it remains to be seen whether the rebut tal will shatter it. MAN WITH THE PITCHFORK INDORSES SOUTHERN L.YNCHINGS Large Audience at Mnrinette, Wls., Applauds the Sentiments of Senator Tillmnii. Marinette, Wis., Aug. s.—United States Senator Benjamin F. Tillman of South Carolina addressed a large audience on the race question from a southern stand point. One of the features of his re marks was a plea in justification of lynch ing. "In Wisconsin you have 5,000 black' men," he Bald. "Why don't you try the j bleaching process, and exterminate them i by inter-marrying? The idea is repugnant to you. In South Carolina we have 750,000 blacks and 550,000 whites. "The carpet-baggers, the 'nigger' and the southern scalawags and scoundrela ' ruled us after the war until they had j stolen everything that there was in the j state; then we went with our.shotguns j to the polls and took it away from them. All men are not created equal, and the 'niggers' are not fit to vote. Come what ! may, the white people of the south will govern their own country." Mr. Tlllman made an eloquent plea in justification of lynching, saying that! southern women: could not be brought into | court to testify, to,their shame and degra- | dation before a jury for the purpose of convicting, a beast. His reference to the ! sanctity of the southern household and the ! southern women '• and his remarks on! lynching were heartily applauded.. He closed with an impassioned statement to the effect that, the white people of the south would remain on top, "in spite of the devil," and if necessary he and his brethren were ready to take down their i shotguns again DEATH OF W. H. CLAGGETT First • Republican Delegate in Con jpresß From Montana Territory. Special to The Journal. Helena, Mont., Aug.. 5. — William H. Claggett, who was the territory of Mon tana's first republican delegate to congress is dead at Spokane. He came to Mon tana in 1866 from Keokuk, lowa, where his father published a newspaper of such strong. secession proclivities during the civil war; that the plant was once destroyed. Young Claggett, however, was an ardent abolitionist. He practiced law in Montana for ten years. . In 1871 he was nominated by the republicans for delegate to congress against Warren Toole, brother of the present governor, and was elected after a memorable campaign. The follow ing year he was defeated by. Martin Ma ginnis. He left Montana in 1876, going to: the Black Hills • and later located in Idaho. He was a candidate for United States senator from Idaho : and contested the seating of ' Fred Dubois, but the sen ate gave Dubois the seat. Claggett left the republican party in 1892, allying him self with the fusion forces. ; He had been practicing law in Spokane- for•• several yeara.- i .;V:.",.;.'V:;-;;:-:;:';/'^ I/::..-:y.''V MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 5, 1901. PLANNING TO SELL DIRECT Grocery Jobbers May Elimi nate Traveling Salesmen NOT A TRUST SCHEME Each House Would Look After Its Individual Customers. EXCLUSIVE PATRONS SOUGHT The Jobber Would Create Ills Own Brand* tend Push Them With Consumer*. Wholesale grocers are discussing the details of a new system of disposing of goods that promises to revolutionize methods in that portion of the jobbing / p&&spfs%s yk As f^*^ \.^******t .; _**_" ', ■' - «^| l --* - - trade. If successful, it means the entire elimination of the traveling man as far as the wholesale grocer is concerned. Promoters of the new Idea believe that once it is put into successful operation by one concern others will be obliged to follow suit. It is learned that one of the largest grocery houses In the twin cities is seriously contemplating putting the plan in operation. The scheme has for its foundation th« placing of selling agencies in as many of i the towns throughout the northwest as may be selected. The larger the capital of the concern the more of these agen cies can be establishd. For this reason it is proposd to enlist a much larger amount of capital in the concern than has ever been employed in any single grocery enterprise in the northwest. The plan provides for the establishment of a large manufacturing plant which will en able the wholesale house to manufacture and own many of its brands. It is figured that the large number of selling\ agencies to be established, thereby insuring a large demand, will enable the concern to compete with the larger manfacturing en terprises in bidding for raw material of all kinds, which is a difficulty that con fronts the manufacturing grocer to-day, owing to his limited purchases in some lines. The scheme also includes ex tensive advertising plans to make tho goods of the concern familiar to the con sumer. Exclusive Customers Sought. "It is not our intention," said one of the promoters, "to own these retail sell ing agencies ourselves. We shall select some good dealer in each town in which ! we desire to do business who •will agree to buy all of his groceries of us. We fur nish him with a line of goods that no other dealer in his town has. We also assist him in selling the goods by our i extensive advertising. -We will put all of the goods we can under one brand and hi«> j store will be noted for handling that par j ticular brand. As far aa possible we j will name the retail selling price on the j packages. But we will take care that j our agents realize a reasonable and satls j factory profit. I think it can be truth- I fuly said that every general dealor throughout the northwest regards his grocery department as the most unsatis factory from a profit standpoint of any 1 of the lines he carries. We expect to make an improvement and in that interest the retailer. We will be satisfied to ob tain the entire business of one good dealer In each of these towns rathsr than aelling two or three a portion of what they buy. So the '•xclutii'e ag«acy' and the 'exclusive line' -will be satis factory to both wholesaler and agent. "If we are assured of the trade of one man in each town we will have little need of traveling men. If we employ any at all the number will be limited. The agents will become acquainted with our lino through the weekly price list and will order their goods by mail on regular blanks provided for that purpose. A few 'inspectors" may be required to visit merchants three or four times a year to assist them in the display of their goods and instruct them on matters of mu tual Interest to both wholesaler and agent. "Under this plan the wholesale house will really be a manufacturing and supply point for a large number of stores. While our advertising will be extensive it will be handled economically and will not be so expensive as would seem at first. We will save a large amount of money In the item of soliciting expense which now in cludes the salary of traveling men and all of their expenses. We can gauge our wants as to stock almost exactly, and by more Intelligent and larger purchases, as well as the fact that we will manufacture many of the brands we use, save money on those lines. There are many points of advantage for the retailer in the plan and the traveling men can gradually be made selling agents at various points if they so desire. APPLYING A PRINCIPLE. "This is not a trust nor a consolidation. The plant at the present time does not include the combining of any two or more houses. It is simply the inauguration of a new system, and we think the grocery trade is ripe for it. The past five year 3 have not been such as to warrant any big expectations from grocery profits in the future under the present expensive plan of soliciting business. We have the manufacturers' combinations allowing us a small profit on staples on one side and big expense, and at times demoralized prizes on goods which constitute the bulk of our trade on the other. The grocer has been unable to reduce expense to meet the new conditions. Ho must alter the system, and this is more easily done than you would suppose. Once this 1b shown to be a success, other houses will follow suit and possibly other lines of trade. .Numerous Men Affected. The various grocery houses in the twin cities employ about 150 traveling sales men. If the system of selling agencies should become general throughout the northwest it would also affect a large number of traveling salesmen who sell special lines of goods to the grocery trade. DIED IN THE STREET. Special to The Journal. Calumet, Mich., Aug. s.—j^eph Mat thewe, a well known resident of the cop per country, dropped dead on the streets at Laurium yesterday, from heart disease. He was about sixty years of age and leaves a wife and two children. He -was engaged in lumbering near the Allouez mine for several years.—An Italian labor er named Trero Votto was hit on the head yesterday by a falling plank at the Red Jacket shaft, fracturing the skull. He is at the Tamarack Mine hospital and his re covery is doubtful. BOTANISTS TO ATTACK MONTANA. Chicago, Aug. 5. —A botanical and geolo gical expedition of research in charge of Dr. Henry C. Cowles, of the University of Chicago, left Chicago to-day over the St. Paul railway for exploration and research in the mountains of Montana and Wash ington. In the party are Prof. G. E. Gro ver, Oberlin college; J. M. Westgate, Kan sas Agricultural College; I. B. Myers, Chi cago Institute; W. B. MeCallum Armour Institute; H. N. Whitfort!, University of Chicago, and others, including several women. Empress Frederick Passes Away Cronberg, Aug. 5.-Empress Frederick died at 6:15 p. m. Death waa somewhat sudden. At 4 o'clock her physicians reported no change In her condition. Emperor William and her majesty's other children were in the sickroom most of the day. Cowes, Isle of Wight, Aug. s.—According to present art-angements King Edward will Btart for Flushing, Holland, on the royal yacht Osborne Tuesday morning. The a«w royal y*eht Victoria and Albert will accompany the Osborne, MAY FORCE LONG OUT Possible Result of the Schley Court of Inquiry. SCHLEY'S EXONERATION Resignation of the Secretary of the Navy Would Follow It. CROWNINSHIELD IN SAME BOAT Disastrous Consequence* Confront Sampson* Champions in Hitch Place-. Mmw York Smn SpaotaJ Smrvfc9 Washington, Aug. 5.—A significant fea ture of the Schley court of inquiry that is shortly to begin an investigation of the naval campaign of the Spanish war, is the possible consequences to Secretary Long and Admiral Crownlnshield, chief of the bureau of navigation. It is conceded in Washington that if the court should find in favor «f Admiral Schley and exonerate him from the charges and innuendoes of which he has been the victim for three years past, Sec retary Long would be forced to resign and his successor would find it inconvenient, if not Impossible, to retain CrowninshieM at the head of the bureau of navigation. The secretary and chief of the bureau of navigation have been the recognized lead ers ot the movement against Admiral Schley. Both have criticized his con duct during the war, officially and privately and are directly responsible for the charges that have been brought against him. In a way they have also been on trial. This phase of the contro versy is attracting much attention in Washington and is leading to a great deal of conjecture about the outcome of the proceedings. Doubt as to the ability of Admiral Sampson to attend the sessions of the court at the national capital is expressed by naval officers who are familiar with the state of his health. He is conceded to be a very sick man, so sick, indeed, that he may find it impossible to make the jour ney from Boston to Washington. Vindication In Siffht. New York, Aug. s.—Captain James Parker, counsel for Admiral Schley left him home in Perth Amboy, N. J., last night for Washington. He refused to dis cuss any phase of Admiral Schley's defense except to say that the records were all that are necessary to vindicate the ac cused officer of every charge brought against him. DEADLY INSULT Workin«man Pined for Calling An other "Marls Hanna." MewYorkSun Spattlat Sttvvlca Terre Haute, Ind., Aug. s.—John Adams and Samuel Large, employes at the car works, were fined $1 and costs each for calling Joseph Parish, a fellow workman, "Mark Hanna." Parish was so tormented and provoked by the men that he resigned and then preferred charges against them in a justice of the peace's court. 12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. STEEL STRIKE MAY NOT EXTEND Combine Directors Reported Dissatisfied With Morgan's Attitude and Seeking to Reopen Negotiations. But Just the Same, President Shaffer Repeat? That All the Men Will Be Called Out This Week. Pittsburg, Aug. s.—The Chronicle-Telegraph says this afternoon: One of th< officials of the Lafayette lodge, Lawrenceville, of the Amalgamated Association, thi< morning announced that he had been notified that no general strike will be ordered. He is authority also for" the statement that the directors of the steel corporation art dissatlsne<f-with J. P. Morgan's attitude and are making every effort to open neg<* tiations with the strikers. The official is one of the leading steel workera of the clt* and the Inference is that he has received an inside tip from the higher officials of th« association. Plttsburg, Aug. s.—Now that the sus pense induced by the uncertainty of the outcome in the strike negotiations is over there is less excitement here than there was last week and the people are looking matters squarely in the face. Everybody is watching President Shaf fer, as it is recognized that from him will emanate the next move in thie great struggle. Speculation is now rife when he will issue the order for a general strike of all Amalgamated men employed in the mills of the United States Steel Corpora tions plants. Although President Shaffer did not say so to-day, he explained not long ago that before an order for a strike was issued a circular letter would be sent out from the general offices to all lodges of the organization explaining the situa tion, giving a complete report of all that had occurred between the members of the board and the officials of the trust and of the earnest attempts made by the associa tion to bring about an honorable settle ment and their failure. This circular will be read in lodge meetings in order that the men in the mills can have a clear and comprehensive insight of the entire matter and act intelligently. With this informa tion in their hands, the men will be able to see that the officers have acted care fully and with an earnest desire to avoid an open rupture. The strike order will then follow and will be taken up without the least misunderstanding on the part of the members. ; Doubt is expressed in some : : quarters that the strike will : : spread further. It is suggested : : that the employes of the Federal : : Steel company, National Steel : : company and National Tube : : company, are at the present time : : the strikers' main source of rev- : : enue, and to call them out would : : weaken the association in its : : fight by depriving it of the funds : : necessary to carry on the strug- : : gle. Another reason given was : : that the Amalgamated associa- : : tlon, having signed contracts : : with all these companies for one : : year beginning with July 1, 1901, : : would, by violating these con- : : tracts, give Mr. Morgan and hia : : associates trump cards they : : would not heeitate to use to the : : best effect. : Still One Hope. An intimation has been madf- that there is still one hope of ending the strike soon, and that is by the return to work of the men at the Painter, Lindsay and Mc- Cutcheon and Clark mills. These mills were nonunion last year. The men went out when the strike was ordered, and they are now members of the Amalgamated Association. In the efforts to secure an adjustment of the strike, however, their status has been an embarrassingl factor. It is said that if thirty men in these mills desire to go to work there will be no ob jection by the association. The imme diate effect would be to eliminate them from consideration of any basis of settle ment. Such a course would leave the Amalgamated officials in a position to ac cept Mr. Morgan's terms with honor. The steel strike, though but begun, is already being felt in Pittsburg. Many leading business houses have found busi ness dropping off so as to make the re moval of clerks imperative. One depart ment store last Saturday laid off twenty flve girls, and at the same time gave no tice that if the strike is not settled by next Saturday it would likely be neces sary to lay off more. Finances also suf fered. On two days last week the clear ing house reports showed a decrease. These were the only two days of the year whose clearings did not exceed the figures of the corresponding days last year. WelUville Strikers Discouraged. A Wellsville, Ohio, dispatch says the wholesale arrest of the parlcipants in the riot at the home of Harry Phillips on Sat urday has dampened the ardor of the strikers and if the potters and other labor organizations would keep their hands off, it is felt that the troubles, so far as the Wellsville mill is concerned, would soon be a thing of the past. Seven more mem bers of the association deserted this morn ing and returned to work. There are now about eighty men at the mill, and it is emphatically stated that five of the six mills will be in* full operation this after noon. Engineer Harry Thompson of Pitts burg, who is in the employ of the mill company, but who has not been here for the past three weeks, is expected back this afternoon with a reinforcement of men. The few remaining members of the Amalgamated Association promise to give Thompson and his men a warm reception, but in view of the fact that ill success has attended all previous efforts in this re spect, it is not thought that the men will be seriously interfered with. Mayor Den nis has sworn in an extra lot of police men, and declares emphatically that all men who come to town for the purpose of going to work shall be protected. Says he: "We are perfectly able to preserve peace and we mean to do so." Peace Predicted. About twenty members of the Amalga mated Association left town last night for other places in hopes of securing work. Unless a general strike of all labor or ganizations be ordered it Is safe to pre dict that all will be peace and quietness in Wellsville before the end of the week, and the m'll will be running full turn night and day. The general opinion la Lawrenceville is that the men in the Upper and Lower Union mills will not Join the strikers. It is believed by the merchants that the men are satisfied and will not throw up their positions, as they are making too much money. At the Lindsay and McCutcheon mill, Allegheny, everything is quiet. Almost every man who left the mill at the open ing of the strike has gone to work in independent mills. A McKeesport dispatch says* The Amalgamated officers are working Ilka beavers strengthening their lines for the coming struggle. Meetings were held her. yesterday of both union and national lodges which are composed of the men In the Na tional rolling mill and the Boston Iron and Steel Mill, both rolling plants of the Na tional Tube company. The result was that 279 new members were added and the control of the rolling mills is settled. Only two men in the Bostons are now outside the fold and a large majority of the men in the Na tional mill are now in the association. Prepa rations are being made for the organization of the men at the National Galvanising plant and the Seamless Tube plant, as they have asked, for admission either to the Amalga mated or the Federation of Labor. The workmen are all apparently anxious to go out and the great mills of the tube company will be closed tightly when the order comes. Several thousand Poles and Hungarians who were employed as laborers in the tube works were anxious to strike and will be formed into an organization of their own or ad mitted to the Federation of Labor. It is not thought that the order for a strike at the tube works will come before the next day turn comes on at 3 o'clock to-morrow morn ing. To Start Up Xon-tnlon. A Leechburg, Pa., dispatch says: At 4 o'clock to-day the plant of the Ameri can Sheet Steel company, Hyde Park, will be opened as a nonunion mill unless the strikers now gathered should prevent. At 8 cfclock this morning Robert Loofce, for years assistant manager at the nonunion mill at Leechburg, assumed control of the idle Hyde Park mill, he having been appointed superintendent of the plant, which will be started nonunion. Superintendent Locke la the mill office gave out the following state ment: "Our mill starts nonunion at 4 p.m. I will bring crews from Apollo, Vandergrlft and Leechburg, as many of the tonnage men who worked here before aay they wiL not return. We will hold the positions open for them for some time." It is understood that the Westinghouse company of Pittsburg has forced the Hyde Park plant to open to fill a contract for certain steel. The Westinghouse people had contracted to take the mills' entire output until July 1, 1902. About 250 men will be employed. Trouble is expected when the train bearing non-union work men arrives at Hyde Park this afternoon. "Within a Week," He Repeats. President Shaffer arrived at the Amal gamated Association headquarters at 11:45 a. m. When asked if a settlement could have been reached in New York Saturday had they waived their rights at the Paint er, Lindsay & McCutcheon and the Wells ville plants, he said: "The Amalgamated Association could have settled in New York if they had given up these mills, but we could not do that. Just as long as we can fight we are going to fight for them. They are as much of us now as any of the other lodges. Their fight is ours and our fight is theirs." "When will you issue the call for a general strike?" was the next question put to the president and his answer was: "Within a week." "Can you say how many men will be affected?" "I don't know how many men the strike order will affect." "Will the board be called for any more conferences?" "No. The board has been dismissed and will not be called until the other side wants peace. They have declared war." President Shaffer said that the claim that he stopped at Washington was true, but that he did not see President Gompera of the American Federation of Labor, as he was not in town. Secretary Morrison was seen, however, and he assured Mr. Shaffer that the Federation of Labor will give its financial support. "I have requested President Gompers to come to Pittsburg this week for a con ference," said President Shaffer, "and I expect him." It is thought that most of the vice presi dents have left for their homes. STRIKERS' VERSION Subiitaiice of the Proposition. DU cuneil in New York. New York, Aug. s.—Upon the cessation of negotiations with the steel trust, the officials of the Amalgamated Association gave out the following statement: The officials of the United States Steel cor poration, instead of resuming negotiations where they were suspended at the conference held July 11, 12 and 13, have withdrawn from the propositions made at that time, and are now offering much lett than they agreed to sign for then. The following Is the proposi tion which the United States Steel corpora tion gave us to-day as its ultimatum. It will be observed that the preamble states simply that the United States Steel corporation offi cials will advise settlement by the underlined companies: "Preamble—Conditions under which we are willing to advise a settlement of the labor difficulties: "Tin Plate company should proceed under the contract signed with the Amalgamated as sociation as of July 1, 1301. • "American Steel Hoop company should sign the scale for all the mills owned by the American Steel Hoop company that were signed for last year. '.'American Sheet Steel company should sign the: scale for all i the mills ■of this, company that were signed for last year, except th« Old Meadow mill and the Saltsburg-mills." : ' ■ | We , desire to preface our proposition by di recting attention to the fast that It is a mod ification lof that which was offered j originally. At the last conference, as at those preceding ; % ir« required the slga*tur» at tat sc*l«» for.