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Persons leaving the city for any period can have The Star mailed to them to any address In the United States or Canada, by ordering u at this office. In person or by letter. Terms: IS cents per week; 25 cents for two weeks, or 50 cents per month. Invariably In advance. Sub scribers changing their address from one Post-office to another should give the^last address as wet: as th* new one! MORE HOPEFUL NOW Galveston People Begin to See Light Ahead. ORDER COMING OUT OF CHAOS 1 Railroads to Build a Temporary Bridge at Once. GEN. M'KIBBIN LEAVES GALVESTON, Tex.. September 15? So much progress has been made here toward the rehabilitation of Galveston and so har moniously are the various forces working that Gen. McKlbbin. who was ordered here with his staff to assist the authorities as soon as the storm disaster befell Galves ton, has decided that his presence Is no longer necessary, and he lias made arrange ments to leave for Houston. After having largely assisted in the restoration of local confidence, the withdrawal of Gen. Mc Klbbin is taken to mean that little is to be done here but to take care of the dis tressed until normal business conditions have been resumed. In this connection the information was made public through the local representatives of the federal author ities that the War Department will under take as soon as possible the restoration of Its property at this point. Associated Press dispatches quoting east ern financiers on the future of Galveston were read with much interest. The idea, however, that the status of the city will be changed finds no local adherents. The various railroads entering the city have determined to assist the citizens of Galves ton to the full extent of their ability in rebuilding the city. Will Rebuild BrlilKf at Oner. Col. L. J- Polk of the Santa Fe said to a representative of the Associated Press. "The railroad Interests have decided to combine their forces In order to rebuild as quickly as possible a bridge from \ .rginla Point to Galveston. A large number of men will go to work in the morning with this end in view. You may say to the country that in six days a bridge will have been built and trains running over it. I have had a consultation with the wharf in terests and they have promised us that they will be prepared to handle ingoing and outgoing shipments by the time the bridge Is finished. The bridge we shall build will be or substantial but temporary character. We shall subsequently replace it with a more enduring structure. There is no rea son why Galveston ought not commercially to resume normal conditions In ten days." Large gangs have been at work in the business district and splendid progress in clearing away debris Is being made. The street car company ha? a large force of men at work cutting wires, removing ob structions and putting their track in condi tion. ? Adjutant McCaleb announces thiit by to night the water supply will be equal to I every need and to perform the function of modern sanitation. Mure Hopeful 1'ccIIiik Apparent. A more hopeful feeling is observed every where and the situation is brightening rapidly. State Health Officer Blunt believes that there is no danger of an epidemic from the conditions resulting from the storm. The city board of health held a meeting and adopted a resolution voicing the same view. Emergency hospitals have been established In every ward for the treatment of the sick and injured. The Ursuilne convention has been converted into a great general hospital for the reception and care of the more se rious patients, with a full corps of physi cians and trained nurses. All public and private hospitals are filled to their capacity with sufferers. Medical supplies art- still much needed. Banks and some other branches of business have re sumed; others are actively preparing to re sume. Preparations for rebuilding have been going on in the business part of the city. The railways and the wharf front are being rapidly cleaned of debris. The tele graph and telephone companies are rushing things. Full telegraphic service is expected to be re-established by the close of th? week. The cable connection has not yet b'en restored. Many dead are reported hturiy as being unburied, especially in the extreme west part of the city. The inter ment and cremation of human bodies and carcasses of animals is being vigorously prosecuted. It is conservatively estimated now that the loss of human iife will ex cel ?! <;<???. with :t.i"*t more injured. Theodore B* hi, who lives twelve mUes down the island, reports the following killed: B John Schneider's whole family. H? nry Schneider's whole family. Fritz < ?pper's whole family. W'm. Si-hroeder lost his wife and seven ci.i'drt n. Sam Kemp, colored, lost all his family. Fritz Boehi's wife. Anie Boehl lost wife and three daughters. Oster Mayer and wife. S. B. Allison, family of nine. Pinkie and John Antonvitch and grand ir.' ther. P. Augustlal and wife. K B. Allen and wife. Mrs. I.. A. Bourbon. Charles Boedecker and grandchild. Mr. and Airs. Isaac Blum. Mrs. Sylvan Blum. Mrs M. E.. Miss M. E., Miss V., James D., E. I... and H. Barry. E?tward Bereckman and daughter, Miss Louise Cmrence Bell and mother. Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Buckner and two chil dren. T. Benston. Mrs. Bergeron and four children. Mrs. Anione Banneval and two children. T. Bearman. Adolph Brown, wife, son and daughter. Mrs. Charles P. Olupp. Misses Nellie, Lee, Lottie, Llllle and Mary Crawley. William Cook. Mrs. Scott Cook and four children. Mrs. Carrln. Charles Copps. wife and six children. Cowan, wife and daughter. Charles Carlton, wife and boy. Jack Cratz. I)a n Cleary and three children. A'.ex Coddard, nltce, May, Bray and three children. Miss M. Duett. Mrs. Sam I>awler and one child. Mrs. Tom Davis. Mrs. C. Dorrin and six children. Mrs. John Elsie and two children. Char'es Eckert A B. C. Edwards and family. Paul Wiseman, wife and baby. Mrs. Falk. Mrs. Kate Fisher, three children, Katie. Jessie iind Charles. Frank Fu^cr. Theodore Goldman, Mrs. Beattie and Wil liam, father, mother and brother of Clar ence. Mary C. Olbso.i. H. H. HnfTnsn. Edward Hegmsn wire and two children. Leonard Hsrr, w!f? and two children. John A Haynva.fi. wlfo four children. Jo*eph Irvln. H. P. Johnson and J. Kralich, lost oft barge James Howard. Joseph. Nelson, Alma and I<orls Kinds. Paul and Mrs. Klmpan. T. J. Keefe, wife and daughter. August Kalb, wife and mother-in-law. C. L. Kalb and child. Mrs. John Kalif and four children. Kellogg of Tlchenor's Place, and whole fanr.Hy. ^ Ifalssr irlfr and three children. Joe Kinsfader, wife and child. Florence and Tilly Kelly. George KIrky, wife and three children. Mrs. Louise Lindner and five children. Major. W. T. Levy, wife and three chil dren. Four children of Mrs. J. Lucas. Mrs. Horace Lossing. John H. McEwan, jr. Tom, Mollie, Orln and King Massey. Mrs. R. Martyr. Mrs. Frank Mott. Jim Martin and three unknown. Marcoburro, entire family, wife and four children. Joe Miller, wife and one child. Joe Meyer, family of two. James McGovern. John McHale and two children. Miss Mary Menard. Robert Mellor and wife. Mrs. J. W. McVey and Miss Lorain*. Mrs. Agnes and Henry Morton. Oysterman Nick, entire family. Anita Opllz. Mrs. C. J. O'Keefe and son. Thomas H. Olson and wife. Steve and Charlie Olson. James Provost, wife and two children. Plotomey, wife and four children. Hermann Plltt. Charles Potoff. wife and five children. Ruth and Ruby Phelps. Mrs. Peklinge and mother. Mrs. Tony Pinto and three children. Leon Pcco, wife and four children. (Juarrovlch. Ed and John Rummelln. H. J. Rragan. wife and four chl'dren. Miss Nellie and Miss Wllle Raleigh. E. Ruehrmand. wife and two children. Mrs. Reamann. Mattie, Claude and J. A. Radford (col ored). William Richardson. Mrs. W. M. Ritter. L. Reisel, wife and two children. A Schuler, wife and five children. J. Steager, wife and two children. C). P. Smith, wife and four children. Mrs. C. S. Soixas. Maggie Senott. Mrs. Peter Stockfleth and children?Wil lie, JuHus, Fred. Mabel and Johnnie. WaU' f Tuckett, tvife and children. Mr. and Mrs. E. Unger and three children. Oscar Weiss, wife and ti\e children. E. C. Woodward, jr. Rosanna Williams. F. A. Walters, wife and four children. Julia Woods and son Frank (colored). Mtb. Wicke. Fritz Wegner and wife. J. M. Zlppel, wife and five children. Miss Nellie and Miss Willie Raleigh. IX DREAD OF PESTILENCE. All Efforts \otv Directed to Cleaning 1'p in Galveston. DALLAS, Texas, September 15.?There Is an urgent call for fresh troops at GalveF ton. Those there are worn out with Ruard duty, burying the dead and cleaning up the wrecks, or are sick from the Insanitary conditions. Governor Sayers last night or dered thft Craddock Light Infantry of Ter rell to Galveston. The company reached Dallas this morning and departed south. A special from Galveston says: "There Is no concealment to be made of the fact that a pestilence Is feared. Ef forts of the local and military authorities are directed now to minimizing this new danger. They are sending the women and children to the interior as fast as possible. All the able-bodied men must remain for a time at least. There is work for thousands of them, and work that must be done. The disposition of bodies continues to bQ/C?he of the largest duties, and besides this, there are yet in the city and on the Island thous ands of carcasses which need attention. The stagnant water In the streets, filled with all manner of decomposing matter, is a threat against the living which makes man tremble. In saving that 10,000 barrels of lime can be used to good advantage no exaggeration is made. The community that will donate a train load of lime at once and get It here will render a greater service than by givins twice the value in money. Send an abundance of lime and other dis infectants and help remove a danger far more imminent than starvation." THK WORST OF DISASTERS. Mayor June* of Galveston Tells of Conditions There. Al'STIN, Tex'is, September 15.?Gov. Sayres last night received the following official rei>ort from Mayor Jones of Galves ton as to conditions there: "GALVESTON, Texas, September 14. "Hon. Joseph D. Sayres, Governor. "After the fullest possible investigation here we feel Justified in saying to you. and through you to the American people, that no similar disaster has overtaken any com munis or-section in the history of our countr; . The loss of life is appalling and can ne. er be accurately determined. It is estimated at 5,000 to 8,000 people. There is not a home In Galveston that has not been injured, while thousands have been destroyed. The property loss represents accumulations of sixty years and more ml?Moii3 than can be safely stated. Under these conditions, with ten thousand people homeless and destitute, with the entire population under a stress and strain diffi cult to realize, we appeal directly In the hour of our great emergency to the sym pathy and ala of mankind. "WALTER JONES, Mayor. "R. B. HAWLEY, "Mtmber Congress. Galveston district. "McKIBBIN. "Commander Department of Texas." The information reaching here from an official source states that reports of promis cuous shooting of vandals at Galveston has been exaggerated. LOSS OF LIFE PLACED AT 6,SOO. Estimate of Staff Correspondent of the Dallas Xew?. DALLAS, Tex., September 15.?The News staff correspondent wires as follows from Houston: "Inquiries as to the lose of life and prop erty continue to pour in. The list will never be known. There have been already han dled on the Galveston island and along the bay shores of the mainland, opposite the island, about four thousand corpses. The long stretch of debris along the beach and the western portion of the island has not been heard from. The prairies of the main land over which the watere ruahed have also their tales to tell. "I should say, after investigation, that a conservative estimate of the loss of life In Galveston would be 0.500. The namns of thousands of victims will never be known. They have simply passed out of existence as so many flickering candles might be ex tinguished In the wind. "As to the property loss It Is hard to make an estimate. Col. Lowe's estimate of $15,OUO,OUO to $20,000,000 is conservative " ALVIX SEEDS HELP, TOO. H. W. Klnic Gives I'ttlfal Description of Ruin There. HOUSTON, Texas, September 15.?The following statement and appeal was sent to the Associated Press by R. W. King of Alvln, Texas: "I arrived In Alvln from Dallas and was astonished and bewildered by the sight of devastation on every side. Ninety-five per cent of the houses in this vicinity are in ruins, leaving 6,000 people absolutely desti tute. Everything in the way of crops is ! destroyed, and unless there Is speedy relief there will be exceedingly great suffering. "The people need and must have assist ance. They need money to rebuild their homes and buy stock and implements. They need food?flour, bacon, corn. They must have seeds for their gardens so as to be able to do something for themselves very so n. Clothing Is badly needed. Hun dreds o women and children are without a change and are already suffering. Some better idea may be bad of the distress when It Is known that llox ears are being improvised as houses and hay as bedding. Only fourteen houses in the town of Alvln r: (CoBUuwd oa #eoond Fags.) - ? SYSTEMATIC WORK General McKibbin Reports Complete Organisation at Galveston. MOM AND DISINFECTANTS NEEDED Mayor Jones Expresses the Grati tude of the Citizens. THE SOLDIERS DROWNED Considerable nformation in regard' to the situation In Galveston Is disclosed In sev eral dispatches received at the War De partment this morning from officials and others. Gen. McKibbin. commanding the depart ment of Texas, who is in Galveston under Bpeclal Instructions from the Secretary of War. telegraphed the adjutant general, un der date of Galveston, September 13. as fol lows: "A complete organization for systematic work has been made; Gen. Scurry, Gov. Bayers' adjutant general, is its head. All other bodies are working under his orders. The city needs money and disinfectants. The surgeon general, through the medical associations throughout the country, could render great assistance by shipping disin fectants. There are plenty of doctors here." Rpatoratlon of Fort ifient lorn*.| With a view to the restoration of the for tifications in the harbor of Galveston, if such a thing iB possible, Gen. Wilson, chief of engineers, this morning organized a board of engineer officers, consisting of Col. Henry M. Robert, stationed at New ^ork; MaJ. Henry M. Adams, stationed at New Orleans; Capt. Charles S. Riche, sta tioned at Galveston, and Capt. Edgar Jad win, stationed at New York, to meet at Galveston at the call of the senior officer about October 20. The board is instructed to Hjuke a careful and critical examination of the Jetties and fortifications of Galves ton. and to report to the chief of engineers what action is necessary for the repair and restoration of the fortifications and harbor works. Galveston Gratrfnl. Acting Secretary Meiklejohn has received the following telegram from the mayor of the city of Galveston: "Secretary of War. Washington. D. C. "The people of the city of Galveston de sire me to return to you their heartfelt thanks for your assistance in their hour of trouble and affliction. (Signed) "W. C. JONES." Acting Secretary Meiklejohn also receiv ed a dispatch from Representative R. B. Hawley. concerning conditions in Galves ton. It was an answer to the following telegram, sent by Mr. Meiklejohn to Mr. Hawley, on Wednesday; "You and your people have my deepest sympathy in the terrible disaster which has befallen you. Telegraph me estimated dead and full, particulars. Col. McKibbin has been directed to go to Galveston and report conditions and necessity for aid. Have directed 1,000 tents and 50.000 ra tions to be forwarded to the mayor of Gal veston immediately." a The answer, dated Galveston, 14th, is as follows: "Your telegram of 12th arrived tonight. The assurance of your complete sympathy and prompt and substantial aid Is received by the citizens of Galveston with profound gratitude. The number of dead can only be estimated. Not less than 5,000 lives have been sacrificed. Jt is the event of the century. Two storms of tremendous velocity met directly here. The frighlful results have been largely described by the press. Gen. McKibbin is here, and a great aid and comfort in the work" of relief. The tents and rations wHl be of great service. The destruction is so great we have been compelled to make our conditions known and ask for the sympathy and aid of man kind. If you deem expedient no greater service could be done than to use such agencies as you may for universal informa tion concerning our unhappy fate. (Signed) "It. B. HAWLEY." The Soldier* I,out. The adjutant general this morning re ceived a telegram from Col. Roberts of the 13th Infantry, acting adjutant general at San Antonio, Texas, giving the following list of dead and missing of Battery O, 1st Artillery, so far as could be ascertained up to time of his departure from Galveston on the l.'Jth instant: Dead?First Sergeant George Cook Con ner, Mechanic Link, Musician McArthur Privates Andrews, two brothers Hunt' Brandner, Caffrey, Mitchell, ' Second Wright, Vantilburg, Seffers, Meyers He-s Willhite. Missing?Privates Lewis. Selanev and Peterson. Hospital corps, missing Privates Forest, Gassage and McElven Col Roberts says the list of dead is made up by members of the battery who saw them either killed or washed away. So far as known none of the soldiers have been identified among the bodies of dead recov ered. SETTLING LA BOH MSI'l TES. W idespread Feeling Anions Employe* Kencardlnit Arbitration. There were no witnesses before the in dustrial commission today. The committee on procedure of the commission held a meeting to determine on a list of witnesses whose testimony will be heard in October, all of which will be on the subject of ar bitration, strikes and conciliation. The testimony that has already been taken on those subjects indicates that strikes can be very largely avoided by having boards of arbitration, consisting of direct representa tives of both employers and employes to which all disputes can be referred before a strike is ordered. In many of the trades that have been heard on this subject and in which this system prevails there have been no strikes for many years, or since the system was Inaugurated. There is a very widespread feeling on the part of employes that all such disputes should be settled by men actually belonging to the trade affected, and that outsiders should have no part in such settlements, as, they claim, they often have interests beyond the industry being considered, be sides having less knowledge of the aondl tlons dealt with, which make an agreement more difficult to reach. Personal Mention. Rev. Dr. Geo. P. Wilson of the Assem bly's Presbyterian Church has returned from hie summer vacation. Jtwtlce Bradley of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, who has been on duty since the 1st of the month, departed today, to be away until the first Tuesday of October, when the fall session of the court is resumed. Justice Cole, returning from his vacation, will reach here at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon. He will hold court during the remainder of the month. Dr. Wallace Radcliffe, who has been spending the summer among the mountains of Vermont, has returned to the city. * Mr. W. O. Lee has returned to the city much improved in health, after his trlD abroad, where he rtailed the Parts ex Do tation and the principal cities of and the coast of Cornwall. Prof. Edwin R. Hart of Mt. Vernon pface It Home from s trip to TVmisyhra THE SITUATION THE SAME -v DISPATCH RECEIVED BV STATE DE PARTMENT FROM CONGER. The Government Not Notified of Any Alteration in Ruala't Program. Minister Wu was again an early caller at the State Department today and spent nearly an hour In conference with Acting Secretary Adee. He notified Mr. Adee of the appointment of Yung Lu as an envoy, but had no further information to commu nicate. He was rather In search of news himself, and was much interested in a short dispatch from Minister Conger, de scribing the conditions in Pekln. The State Department declined to make this message public, but authorised the statement that the dispatch indicated that no change had taken place in political conditions in Pekin. It was declared that any further state ments as to the contents of the message were mere guesses. It is still true that Russia has not yet of ficially notified our government of any change in its program as to the evacuation of Pekin, and It may be further stated that nothing has been heard from Russia on that point since the United Slates' reply was returned, save one short note explana tory of some obscure points in the first Russian communication. It is probable that the absence of further communication on this subject ts to be ex plained by the fact that the Russian gov ernment does not confess to any change in its original program. It merely gives a different interpretation to the details of that program from the understandings that ob tained abroad. The United States govern ment is following precisely the same course as to its own note and reply, so that the effect of these diplomatic actions is to leave the military commanders of both the United States and Russia at Pekln prac tically free to determine for themselves the propriety of evacuation, according to the conditions of the moment. Since the first manifestation, months ago, of a disposition on the part of the naval commanders of some of the powers at Taku to Interfere with the movements of LI Hung Chang our government has been advised of no further opposition to his projected trip to Pekin. Consequently they are puzzled by certain press dispatches In dicating that he may be detained through international jealousies at the mouth of the Yangtse. If this report should prove true it would only go to confirm the fears of the administration as to the possibility of an International conflict at almost any mo ment, thus making another patent reason for speedy evacuation of China by the United States troops. Not a State of Wu. A mall advice from Mr. Pierce, charge of the United States embassy at St. Peters burg, dated August 24, states that the Rus sian minister of foreign affairs has assured him that the Russian government did not regard the operations iu\?>ived In the march of the relief expedition fo Pekin, and the subsequent conditions In China, us consti tuting a state of war between Russia and China. This declaration is regarded a* important in view of recent newspaper publications to the effect that Russia had declared war In Manchuria, and also because It formally places Russia In a portion,.exactly slnsilar to that assumed by the Ui$ted States gov ernment In this matter. JAPANESE ARE APATHETIC TAKE LITTLE INTEREST IN VIC TORIES IN CHINA. Tliey Fear Tlielr Interests Will He Subverted in the Final Outcome. Correspond!m*e of the AKSol&ied Pre*. YOKOHAMA, August 28. 1!>00. The absence of anything like enthusiasm on the part of the Japanese over the good work which their army has done in China is attracting universal comment. The news of the fall of Pekln caused scarcely a ripple of excitement. The determining cause is undoubtedly the deep-seated distrust of the outcome of the Chinese complications and the popular convictions that its results will be humiliation like that forced on the na tion in WM. There is, however, a decided resolve that the slightest attempt to trifle this.time will be resented with all the force that a self-re specting nation can muster. Japan wants no territory as a reward, but will Insist, first of all, upon the preservation of the in tegrity of China, not with any desire to form an alliance with the latter as a men ace to the west, but rather as the fulfill ment of the national hope that China shall become a corporate member of the body of civilized powers, as Japan herself has be come. She deems It a reproach that the oldest power in the world should be allowed to remain outside the pale of the world. Another imperative demand will be such a guarantee by the powers of Japan's par amount Influence in Corea as shall effect ually prevent any encroachment thereon by Russia, and thus remove uil possibility of a future clash with that power. Apart from the manifestation of good feeling which has come from the frater nization of the Japanese and Russian troops in China, a strong conviction has arisen that Russia's power has been overrated, and Ja pan's confidence in herself in the event of a conflict has been correspondingly increased. Marquis Ito's long-expected manifesto, placing himself at the head of a new party, has appeared. It Is especially notable owing to the fact that its paramount issue is the promotion of civil service reform. It will be interesting to note tfhether a polit ical party based on a single plank can sus tain itself. If It can. It will be tho most signal vic tory Japan has gained la itc extraordinary history. According to a Nagasaki paper, a Japan ese company has signed a contract with the American authorities in thi Bhillppines to supply 80,000 tons of Japanese coal for the use of the American men-of-war. Appointed Gfeat'JVfekakom. MILWAUKEE, Wle., ?*pte?ber 16.-The great incohonee of the Jtoipfowed Order of Red Men tonight appoiate^ A. P. Calder of Boston great tochakov. The propriety of starting an official jour nal was reported favorably by a committee ar.d adopted. After the apjioiptment of the various committees the convention adjourn ed elno die. Two Men Killed, Pour Injured. THE WEIRS, N. H., September 15.?Two men were killed and four injured* In a head on collision between two freight trains on the White Mountain division of the Boston and Main railroad near this place last night. The accident occurred a?a curve about a third of a mile above The Weirs station. Both er.gines and about -rftfteen cars were wrecked. ?????, Howard Hales Wtai ike Trophy. DETROIT, lttah. September J*-Howard D. Bate* of HtatMBond, f>nt. won the inter national ttre-bted trophy ftfdar afternoon for the second coaaecutiv* time In the in ternational ?hooting' tournament at the Rusch House grounds. fla ante a clean ?coco of 28. V MORE MINERS QUIT Collieries in Hazelton District Are Running Short-Handed. IACKAWANSA REGION SHOT DOWN Strike Causes Railroads to Lay Off Many Employes. MEETINGS FOR TOMORROW HAZLETON. Pa., September 15,-Some of the collieries in this region are running short handed this morning because of the failure of miners to report whose supplies of powder and other materials have run out. Although President Mitchell's strike order does not go into effect until Monday, all miners who are determined to strike will lay down their tools and quit tonight. President Mitchell is expected here tonight, and as soon as he arrives he will take personal charge of the strike. He will be accompanied by a portion of his office staff. The local mine workers' leaders are busi ly preparing for the inauguration of the strike. A meeting will be held In this city tonight and another in Freeland. Tomor row another open-air mass meeting is book ed for Freelnnd, at which President Mitch ell and P. J. McGuire, president of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, will speak. Meetings have been arranged in e\er> town in the district, anil a Anal appeal will be made to the men to obey the order of the national president. Mines to Be Fenced In. Detectives are said to be arriving In small numbers on every train and fully 250 are reported In various mines in this neighborhood. An agent for a barbed wire company stated today that he had sold thousands of pounds of wire to the oper ators. This indicates that mines will be fenced in and barriers erected around the breaker houses, beyond which no Intruder would dare venture. . . r The decision of the men pmptoyed by G. B Markle & Co. not to strike until the ex uiration of the ten days which the com panyhasbeen allowed for making answer to their demands, which they submitted last night, means that the J*?. ?rj?h^n(js dale collieries, employing about l .>00 hanas will be operated Monday morning desp the strike order. The Obervale colliery of the same company will probably .be closed down, because the mine ^orkers union is ?tronsr in that town and only a few miners from that place were P^es^t at last night s meeting It appears from this that tne strike cannot be made general throughout the Hazleton district, but Benjamin James. X fs f" charge .( the mine w.rkers headauarters and in close touch with tne members of the organization in every min inc hamlet within a radius of fifteen milts, declares that there are many union men at both Jeddo and Oakdale, among them the forelen-?peaking element, and they are de termhied to qult. He claims that the mine workers' organization is strong enough at Jeddo and Oakdale to seriously cripple op erations at both mines. Men Submit Grievances. A committee representing the miners em ployed at the Cranberry colhery of A. Pardee & Co. held a conference today with \ Pardee at which they presented a num ber of grievances directly affecting them. One of the demands made was that tha price of powder be reduced. The committee was told that If a reduction was granted on riowder the price paid for certain kinds of work would be cut down proportionately. The conference was unproductive of direct resuit and another meeting will be ar ranged fi>r. The men. following the refusal of tho company to make a concession on powder, are now divided on the strike ques U A prominent factor in the situation Is the foreign element. If the Hungarians, Poles and Italians quit work it is certain lhe'? will be a tie up, despite the action taken by ihe English-speaking miners. The first Important conference, of strike Isaders was held at mine workers head quarters today. Benjamin James Orga.n .zers Courtright and Dempsey and President Duffy of district No. 7 were present At thp conclusion of the conference, which took place behind closed doors, Mr. James said. '"On the basis of the numerous reliable reports received by me from all parts of tne Hazleton region 1 assert that^here will be a complete tie-up on Monday morning, v a rious statements have been given out by the operators for the purpose of deceiving the men, but you can state positively that all hands will go out." Will Resist Strikers' Demands. General Superintendent Loomts of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western com pany, Is looked upon as the head of the superintendent's . organization. Today he said- "The position of the companies is thoroughly defined, and there will be no de viation. We have conferred, and while we think the men liave been Ul-advlsed, we are decided that none of their demandsshall met. A line of action has been deter mined on and this will begin on Monday morning with the blowing of the breakei gongs, calling the men to their work. Those who respond will will be given places and protected in their work. If necessary these men will be placed In one of the central mines, so as to be employed together and the work and Bafety better assured. A sup ply of stock coal now In sight can meet the Immediate demands of upward of two weeks After that there must come a coal Tannine, or the in-rush of bituminous coal K will wipe out a large part of the an thracite market, ?al^S the men now de luded by false hopes return to work. At strike headquarters today Committee man Dilcher said the financial statement of the Uwlted J4lne Workers for July and the comments- thereon distributed by the opera tors in circular form, does not show *he defense fond of the organization. The statement is regularly printed for public information, but the condition of the de fense fund Is never made pub lc property. "it is sufficient," he said, "to assure he strikers that we have the means on which to keep up the struggle for Justice. 8Hl*T DOWN IN LACKAWANNA. Indications That the Tie-Up Will Be Complete Monday. SCRANTON. Pa., September 15.?The po sition of the United Mine Workers was to day further strengthened in the Lackawan na region by the going out of the miners and laborers at a half dozen other col lieries, - principally Delaware and Hudson Company's operations In this city, the Northwest mine of the Temple Iron Com pany, the Clinton colliery of the Delaware and Hudson at Vandling, as well as the Clifford and Forest City collieries of the Hillside Coal and Iron Company at Forest City. The day will close with as near a com plete shut-down in the entire Lackawanna valley as can be Imagined, for It Is almost certain that not a colliery In operation In this region can withstand the apparent de termination of the mine workers to main tain their demands by a strike. The strike Is already having an effect on the railroads, which are laying off many of their train crews, especially the Dela ware and Hudson, the'Ontario and West ern and the Lackawanna. Mar ?SSM Railroad Strike. ? It is ?tven 4Mit taday^that thes* ia-a. ?cn eral determination among: the engineers anil trainmen of the latter road to haul no coal not mined by union men. It is said the engineers on the Lackawanna may even refuse to draw coal from the Port Morris yard and from other places along the line where coal is stored. The business com munity is feeling more gloomy today than ever over the situation, and already there is talk of the closing up of many stores. ? ? ? BOER GARRISON SI RI'RISED. Gen. Krenp.li Occupies Barberton, Mretlnx Little Opposition. LONDON, September IB.?Lord Roberts reports to the war office, under date of Machadodorp, September 14, as fo lows: "French occupied Barberton yesterday with the cavalry, which he took across the mountains. He met slight opposition, the enemy being completely surprised. Twenty thee officers and flfty-nine men, who were prisoners, were released, and forty-three locomotives and other rolling stock were captured. The former will relieve us of great difficulty, as we had to put up with a few rickety engines. "French reports that he has sufficient supplies for three weeks for his force and for a week for his horses. One hundred Boers, with many Mauser rifles and a quan tity of ammunition, were captured. There are large quantities of cattle and sheep in the country, which is good news. "French intercepted large convoys, show ing that Barberton was used as a depot of supplies for the Boers In the south and southeast. The bulk of French's force is stl'-l thirty-five miles behind the cavalry, owing to the difficulty of getting the wag ons over the pass leading to Barberton." BR VAX SPEAKS IX (OLIMBIS. Say* Democrat* Are Entitled to Ohio's Electoral Vote. The Ohio democrats opened their cam paign at Columbus yesterday with a meet ing in the afternoon at Goodale Park, and In the evening at Goodale Auditorium. Wil liam Jennings Bryan made speeches at both meetings, and there was a large at tendance of democratic leaders from all parts of the state. Previous to the after noon meeting Mr. Bryan was tendered a reception at the Great Southern Hotel and he was escorted to the park by a number of state marching clubs. Including the Duckworth Club of Cincinnati. Col. James Kilbourn, a prominent manu facturer. presided at the meeting and in troduced the candidate. Herald that Mr. Bryan had been nominated without the aid and against the wishes of the would-be bosses of the party. Mr. Bryan spoke for an hour and a quarter, and he appeared in good condition despite his loss of sleep the previous night. His audience numbered many thousand persons, and they gavp close attention as well as frequent cheers. The speech was a general review of the political situation, and It was evidently in tended to set the pace for the campaign In Ohio. He began with a reference to local con ditions, touching upon the stand taken in behalf of the democracy by Mayor Jones of Toledo, and. then launched Into national affairs regardless of local coloring, declar ing that he believed the democratic ticket entitled to the electoral vote of Ohio. A monster night meeting was held at the Auditorium, which was addressed by J. J. Lentz, Mr. Welty, Mr. Charles W. Baker, Tom L. Johnson and Dr. J. C. Norton. Mr. Bryan spoke briefly. He gave especial at tention to the charge that he was responsi ble for th# ratification of the peace treaty, and "said he was willing to assume that re sponsibility, but asked: "Is It possible that with a republican President, a republican Senate and a republican House It required a defeated candidate to have it ratified?" FURTHER CENSUS FIGURES. Official Announcement of the Popula tion of Cities. The census bureau announces that the population of Newport, Ky., Is 28.301, as against 24,918 In 1890. This Is an increase of 3,383, or 13.58 per cent. The population of Oshkosh, Wis., Is 28.284, as against 22,83*1 in 1890. This is an in crease of 5,418, or 23.86 per cent. ? The population of Salem, Mass.. Is 35.956, as against 30,801 in lS9o. This is an In crease of 5,155, or 16.74 per cent. The population of Norfolk, Va., is 46,624, as against 34,871 in 1890. This Is an in crease of 11,753,' or 33.70 per cent. The population of Topeka, Kan., is 33,<<08, as against 31,007 In 1890. This is an In crease of 2,601, or 8.39 per cent. The population of Springfield. Mass., Is 62,059, as against 44,1?J in 1890. This is an Increase of 17,880, or 40.47 per cent. The population of Harrisburg. Pa., is fi0,107, as against 39,385 in 1890. This is an increase of 10,782, or 27.3 per cent. The population of Erie, Pa., Is 52,733. as against 40,634 in 189o. This is an increase of 12,099, or 29.79 per cent. Chicago** Men Not Disorderly. Some time ago a statement was publis-hed to the efTect that there was serious trouble aboard the U. S. S. Chicago, which had just joined the South Atlantic squadron. It was alleged, among other things, that no less than 100 of the ship's "crew were In jail. Admiral Schley, the commander-in chief of the station, has forwarded to the Navy Department the following statement from the captain of the Chicago, denying the charge and saying: "An orderly, well-conducted crew, which is commended on all sides for its excel lent conduct while on shore, should not be subjected to such falsehood In the public press of the country, and I respectfully pro test against it. But five men of the crew of this ship were arrested In this port, and then only for overstaying liberty." Returned From China. The U. 8. S. Solace arrived yesterday at Mare Island from China, with the follow ing naval officers on board: Commander Herbert Wlnslow, Lieutenant Commander F. W. Coffin, Lieutenant Commander G. 8. Willi ts, Lieutenant J. E. Craven, Lieuten ant F. Boughter, Lieutenant W. V. Pratt, Lieutenant H. C. Kuensle, Ensign R. Z. Johnston, Assistant Surgeon Jacob Stepp, Paymaster J. 8. Phillips, Assistant War rant Machinist J. W. Murray. Assistant Warrant Machinist Chas. Hosung, Assist ant Warrant Machinist A. T. Perclval, Paymaster Clerk F. K. Hunt. Colonel R. L. Meade, United States marine *orps; First Lieutenant B. F. Rittenhouse, United States marine corps. ^ ^ Marine Corps Orders. Lieut. H. C. Relslnger has been detached from the Naval War College, Newport, and ordered to duty on the New York. Lieut. J. S. Bates, from the New York to command of the marines on the Atlanta. Lieut. R. R. Wallace, from the navy yard, Washington, D. C., to duty on the Ken tucky* Lieut. F. E. Evans, from the Kentucky to the Dixie. Lieut. R- C. Dewey, to the marine bar racks, Washington, D.C., for instruction. MaJ. H. C. Lauchhelmer, to New London, Conn., for duty with the board of Inspec tion and survey. ? Movements of Naval Vessels. The cruiser Albany arrived at Piraeus yesterday. The Essex is at Havre. The Dolphin has sailed from Lamolne Beach for Portland. The training ship Hartford has arrived at Antwerp. Reformed on the Hancock. Gen. Shatter at San Francisco has noti fied the War Department that the trans port Hancock arrived yesterday morning carrying Major Dravo, commissary sub sistence; Lieut. Serratt, 4th Artillery; Lieut. D&vldson, navy; one discharged soldier and the remains of oae deceased soldier. CALLED ON EARL II German Minister and Chinese States man Exchanged Visits. MEETING OCCURRED IN SHANGHAI Foreigners in That City Oppose Evacuation of Pekin. ARRIVAL OF MISSIONARIES LONDON. September 15.?A special dis patch from Shanghai, dated Friday, Sep tember 14. pays that prior to the departure of LI Hung Chang for the north the new German minister. Dr. Mtimm von Schwarx ensteln, exchanged visits with the Chinese statesman. The dispatch adds that It Is reported at Shanghai that the suggestion that a Rus sian cruiser escort LI Hung Chang to Ta ku was dropped owing to the decided ob jection of Vice Admiral Seymour. The statement Is reiterated that Hsu Tung, the emperor's tutor, recently hanged himself. Opposed to I.pstIiik Pekln. SHANGHAI, September 15.?The news of the contemplated withdrawal of the allies from Pekln has caused a great sensation and Is regarded here as a great mistake, which Is likely to eventuate In disturb ances In other parts of China, where the people are certain to attribute the evacua tion to a defeat of the European forces. Even here the Chinese, as a whole, do not believe that the allies ever reached Pekln. They think the story a fabrication concotft ed for the purpose of Imposing upon the officials. Competent observers believe that a les son must be brought home to China now In order to prevent serious outbreaks In the future. MISSIONARIES BACK KHOM CHINA. All Had Suffered More or IiMi In Trouble* There. SAN FRANCISCO. September 15.?The transport Hancock arrived Friday from the China station. The Hancock brought few pasfcengers. Among them are Major B. E. Draw, U. S. A.; Lieut. Davidson. U. 8. N., from Taku; Lieut. E. S. Serrat, U. S. N., from Nagasaki. Fourteen missionaries and their families from Nagasaki arrived. The missionaries aboard the Hancock include I. L. J. Holveke, Rev. E. O. Bowen, Rev. W. E. Manlev, wife and two children: Rev. D. Jones, wife and two chiWren; Rev. J. D. Dawes, wife and baby: Miss O. Hoden field and Miss B. G. Forbes. None of these missionaries came Into di rect contact with the Boxers, but all have suffered in one way or another because o< the troubles in China. Some of them are destitute, and all lost more or less property. They were obliged to leave their homes In northern China on orders from the consul. In various ways they managed to reach the coast, and there went aboard a steamer for Nagasaki, where they were given pas sage on the Hancock. Rev. J. F. Peat and wife and four chil dren, with Miss E. Hunt, missionaries, who escaped from the western province of Cha, arrived here yesterday on the steamer Nip pon Maru. They were among the last ? the missionaries to leave China. They had a Journey of 1,900 miles across the country when they received the American consul's warning to leave the country, but as they were In a district where the trouble did not begin early, they encountered no vio lence. Mr. Peat says that the Chinese were rapidly arming themselves without the as sistance of foreign manufacturers of vfar materials. "There ;ii? arsenals In the cap itals of nearly all the provinces," 6ald the missionary, "and It is of little use now for the powers to agree that they will export no more weapons or ammunition to China. The Chinese have learned how to make modem weapons for themselves. At Chcntu they are turnlrig out first-class Mauser ri fles In large quantities." "EDDIE" KNAl'FF DEAD. He Hud SnfTered Three Years With ? Broken Hack. PHILADELPHIA, September 15.?"Ed die" KnaufT. a once famous base ball play er. is dead of a broken back, after having lingered In a hospital here for three years and a half. His case was unique in medi cal history. After retiring from the ball field he became a fireman, and while on duty at a fire was crushed by a falling beam. From that day he lay on a cot In the hospital, and although many eminent surgeons Interested themselves In his case they could find no relief for the sufferer. KnaufT was one of the pitchers of the Ath letic club when that organization won the American Association championship, and was also a member of the Baltimore and St. Louis clubs of that association. CORBETT REACHES LONDON. PusilUt Say* HI* Wife Know* H'lijr He Went There. LONDON, September 15.?James J. Oor bett, the pugilist, and George Considine, his manager, arrived in London today. Marguerite Cornellle and her mother oc cupied a separate compartment on the same train. Corbett went direct to the Hotel Ce cil and the Cornellles went to a private ho tel In the West End. Corbett said: "No one, aside from my wife and Coral line, knows why I came to Europe. I have good reasons, and if my wife wants to tell the truth I am perfectly willing she should So so. It Is her turn.". When questioned concerning his plans for the future Corbett replied: "I am liable to leave London at any mo ment, and you may be sure no one will Know when or where I go. If I had eloped with Miss Cornellle I certainly would not leave her and go to a separate hotel as soon is I arrived here. If any one thlnkB I did elope time will undeceive them. It'seell nonsense, and no one knowa it better than my wife." GUAM PEOPLE MOW AMERICANS. )plaloa of Jndge E*tee In Naturalisa tion Case. HONOLULU, September &, via San Fran cisco, September IB.?The question of whether citizens of Guam are Amerloans was raised in the United States district ;ourt here today. Judge Estee expressed he opinion that the native-born people ot 3uam are Americans by virtue of the an lexation of their country by the United States. The question arose In connection with he application for naturalisation papers >f Reynold Reyes, a native of Guam and former subject of Spain. He took out papers, though the court said that It ?U probably unnecessary. There are several jther Guam men here and some Filipinos, if hose standing is involved in the same Joubts as that of Reyes Another Case at Plsgse. GLASGOW, September 15. ? Anothar plague case has been repbrted here, making a total of seventeen. In addition, there W one suspect and 116 persons under observ*> lion.