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Na 14,838. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1900?FOURTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS.
J - ? THE EVENING STAR. PUBLISHEO DAILY. EXCEPT SUNDAY. Inhcu Office. Iltb Street aad Peaasyltaaia haw The Evening Star Newspaper Company. S. M. KAUFFMANN. Prea't. New York Office: 12* Trikaac BalMlag. Ckicaf i Office: Bart* BaHihtf. laadaa Office: Tratatfar Balldiap. Trafalgar Sqaara. The Erenlng Star la aerred to subscriber* In tb? city by carrier*, on their own account, at 10 cents t*r neeli. or 44 cetita per month. Oopiea at tba counter. 2 cent* each. By mall?anywhere In tbs I S. orCana?la-po*taj?' prepaid?ftocena per month. Saturday Quintuple Sheet Star. $1 l>er year; wits foreign postage milled 83.08. (Kniered at the I* at otflce at Waahlngtoa. D. G.. aa sect>nd-clasa mail inattar.) Z T All mall subscript mm mutt be paid to adranc*. Rate* of adTertlaiti* made known on aDBlicatlon. THE STRIKE SPREADS Fewer Men at Work Today in the Anthracite Region. FIRST INDICATIONS OF TROUBLE Hungarian Women Armed With Clubs March to a Mine. WORKS UNDER GUARD PHILADELPHIA, September IS.?If. as President Mitchell of the United Aline Workers' claimed last night, 112.<*iO of the 141,?*Xt mine workers in the Pennsylvania anthracite coal fields were idle yesterday, it is certain that this number has been con siderably augmented today by additions to the strikers' ranks. Reports from the four big districts embracing the hard coal re gion are to the effect that fewer men are at work today than were working yester day, and that collieries that worked full handed or nearly so yesterday are either badly crippled or shut down today. The weather has grown much colder since yesterday, and this change is greeted with joy by the mine workers, who believe it will greatly increase the demand for coal and thus force an early adjustment of the differences between them and their em ployers. Talk of arbitration is so persistent that the hope is growing that this method of settling the strik.- will finally be adopted, although the mine owners declare that they will deal only with their employes as individuals, and the strike leaders say they will insist upon formal recognition of the union. This difference would appear sutli ciently strong to keep employer and em ploye apart forever if persisted in. One little band of miners In the Wyoming valley, those of the West End Coal Com pany at Mocanaqua, numbering a few hun dred men, stand out prominently as the only men at work out of nearly 90,000 in the Lackawanna and Wyoming region. Ef forts to induce them to Join the strikers have failed. They say they have always been treated kindly, they have no griev ance and they will, therefore, remain loyal to their employers. Most of the Men nt Work. General Manager Henderson of the Phil adelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Com pany. in a statement to the Associated Press today, said: ? "Ihirty-six of the thirty-nine collieries operated by this company are in operation today, two additional ones being shut down this morning. These are the Henry Clay and Bear \ alley collieries, which were working short-handed yesterday. As with the Lturnside colliery, which closed yester day. a number of men reported for work, but not sufficient to start up. A number of the remaining collieries are working short handed. The average daily output of our collieries yesterday was a little over 1<M) cars less than usual. This condition can be attributed to the closing of the Uurnside colliery and the extent to which the re nia.nmg collieries are running short handed. Pennaylvanfa Company'* Mines. George H. Ross, secretary of the collieries operated by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, in a statement to the Associated Press today, said: "The situation today In our collieries is about the same as yesterday, except the Lykens, Luke Fidler and Cameron collier ies were unable to be operated because suf ficient men did not report for duty. Yester day the only collieries idle -were those at Nanticoke and Glen Lyon. Today the Wil llamstown colliery is running full. Luke Fidler and Cameron would be in operation today were it not for the fact that the men are kept, through intimidation, from work. About 1,800 are employed at these collieries, and a large number were ready and willing to begin work, when the intimidation I speak of occurred. The withdrawal of the men at Nantieoke and Glen Lyon yesterday u explained. Last year they were on strike for five months, having practically made the same demands the mine workers union Is now making. They returned to work at the expiration of this time after th- company had made some slight conces sions in the nature of allowance for work In the breasts, where the difficulty in min ing the coal was greater than had been nnm'v". y have brt" satisfied since, unt.l about six weeks ago, when the labor strike appeared umi urged them to -M,r' when asked as to the possibility of the company increasing the price of its coal, suiu The question of an increase has not been considered by the management." STKIKKKS STO\E WOK K M EX. Operator* at Mount Carniel Call for I'<-Kal Protection. SHAMOKIN, September IS.?About 13> per cent of the men who worked at Mount Car mel yesterday joined the strikers this morn ing. having cleaned up their work yester day afternoon, and the strike leaders de clare that the Indications are that all the mini s there will be tied up as tight as those In the vicinity of Shamokln. Some of the strikers at Mount Carmel this morning gathered In the neighborhood of the mines operated by the Reading Coal and iron Company and the Union Coal Company and stoned the men who persisted in going to work. The operators are call ing in the services of a large force of dep uties, and they declare they will protect those men who choose to work at their miues. Superintendent P. Rrennan of the Phila delphia and Reading Coal and iron Com pany gave out a statement today to the ef fect that the Henry Clay and other mines belonging to this company in the vicinity of bnarnokin w??uhl not resume work until the strike has been settled. He said that less men have come to work than yesterday, and it Is useless to attempt to operate these mines, lie left for Trevorton this morning, and says that unless conditions there are more favorable he will close up those mines also. The Mineral Coal Company's mines are in the same condition. AT WOHK I.N SCHI YLKILL REGIO.V Only Two Colllerle* Are Short handed There. POTTSVILLE. Pa.. Sept. 1S.-A11 the Sihuylkill region collieries resumed work this morning, with the single exception of Morea, operated by Dodson & Co. The Vulcan and Buck Mountain, near Mahanoy City, arc shorthanded, however. The lat ter was idle yesterday owing to the ab sence of men Who Were in attendance at a big Polish wedding. 1 he Lehigh Coal Company's Centralla colliery, which shut down at noon yester day, owing to scarcity of coal, rturned this morning with a less number of men at work than yesterday. It is said that work will be suspended at noon again to day or perhaps earlier. It is reported from Nesquehoning that last night, when HuKh Dempsey of Scranton and James Galla gher of Ha*leton, labor leuders, attempted t i address a meeting they were jeered and pelted with stale vegetables and had to stop. National President Mitchell and Or ganizer James will speak at Mahanoy City, v. here a larce number of mine workers did not report for work today. MOCAXAQlA COLLIERY RIJNNING. Otlifmhe the Wyoming Valley Re ulon In Idle Toilny. WILKESBARRE, Pa.. September 18.? There if no change in the strike situation in the Wyoming valley this morning. All the collieries that were compelled to sus pend operations yesterday are idle today. The companies had steam up at some of the mines, ready to start the machinery, but the men did not put in an appearance. The United Mine Workers had watchers in the vicinity of every colliery to see If any miners reported for work. The Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Coal Company has a small washery in operation, employing twelve company hands. The colliery at Mocanaqua operated by the West End Coal Company, which was in operation yesterday, started up again this morning with a full force of men. The I'nited Mine Workers have tried hard to get the men at this colliery to join them, but so far without success. It is the only mine in this district that is working. IX THE HAZLETON DISTRICT. More Miner* Quit Work?First Pre monition of Trouble. HAZLETON, Pa., September IS.?The sec ond day of the anthracite coal miners' strike began very quietly In this district. What little change there was in the situa tion this morning was in favor of the striking miners. As far as reports have been received from all parts of the region there was not one break In the ranks of the strikers, and in many mines there were fewer men working than on yesterday. Some of the collieries are so short of men that it is doubtful if they can continue work during the entire day. Every official connected with the United Mine Workers now in the district, with the exception of President Mitchell, started out before 0 o'clock this morning for picket duty at various collieries. All had returned to headquarters by 8 o'clock and reported that they had been successful in inducing men to stay away from various workings. A number of the leaders also reported that several of the mines are being guard ed by watchmen to prevent union men from attempting to induce non-strikers to quit work. First March of Strikers. The first march of strikers in this region took place early this morning, when about one hundred men from McAdoo, Audenried and Yorktown, headed by a brass band, marched through the south side, en route to the Coieraine colliery, with a view to in ducing the men at that place to quit work. The strikers did not attempt to force them to suspend work, but merely asked them to do so. In this the strikers were quite suc cessful, as a number of non-union men re turned to their homes. The marching min ers then went back to McAdoo and dis persed. A crowd of Hungarian women of McAdoo, some of them carrying clubs, surrounded the Crawford and Dugan strippings at that place this- morning and requested the men working there to quit. Matters looked squally for a few minutes, but the women were told that the work being done there did not interfere with the strike, and they returned to their homes satisfied. At Jeanesville washery last night a num ber of men were held up on the Hazleton road while returning from work, and were forced to promise not to go to the mines today. They kept their promise. Workmen of the Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Coal Company at Audenried were engaged this morning in pulling the fires from under the boilers at those strippings. This Indi cates a suspension of work there. Other reports from the south side today give instances of individual cases of vio lence yesterday against miners who did not Quit work. No one was seriously hurt. It was estimated at noon today that the number of additional men In this district who joined the strikers this morning was about 500. Most of these recruits belong to mines on the north side, where all but three or four collieries are operating with more or less reduced force. Claim of the Superintendent*. Many mine superintendents say they have more men at work than the union men will admit. Strikers say some workings on the north side are not mining coal, but running the machinery to give outsiders the impres sion that the strike has not affected them. With one exception, that of the Ecley col lieries. reports show that fewer men are working at all the mines on the north side of Hazleton. President Mitchell at noon said that he had received no information thus far today from the Schulykill or the Wyoming and Lackawanna districts in regard to the spread of the strike. All he would say about the Hazleton district is that a con siderable number of additional men had re fused to so to work today. He had not enough information on which to give fig ures. Output at Hazleton Today. The total number of cars of coal shipped by the Hazleton division of the Lehigh Valley railroad, which taps every mine in this district, with the exception of six operations owned by Coxe Brothers & Co., lb about 800 per day. On Monday, the first day of the strike, all the coal crews were at work, and about 75 per cent of the total average daily production was shipped. This includes some coal which was mined on Saturday, and therefore does not give the estimate of the production of the various collieries yesterday. No coal crews on the Hazleton division have yet been laid ott owing to reduced coal production, although this is only the second day of the stiike. The report of the total shipment for today will not be ready until tomorrow morning. When Lehigh Valley Division Superin tendent Keith was asked today whether he had heard that the union railroaders woull refuse to handle non-union coal, he said: "I have no Idea of the men joining in any such thing, although if they were about to do so I would be the last to hear of it." So far as can be learned here, from both Brotherhood and official circles, the Broth erhood has not issued orders to Its mem bers that they refuse to handle coal that is mined during the strike. LACKAWANNA REGION TIED IP. The Only Collieries Running Have Sticned Miner** Scale. SCRANTON, September 18.?There Is no break in the ranks of the United Mine Workers ^n the Lackawanna region, and every colliery and breaker tied up yester day morning, when the great strike of the anthrucite miners was officially begun, Is idle today. The only places in this extensive indus trial valley, with its nearly 46,000 mine workers, which are operating this morning are the Diamond washery, a Delaware, Lackawanna and Western company, em ploying twenty-five men and boys* capable of turning out l.ooo tons of screened birds eye and buckwheat coal a day; the Oxford washery, an individual concern, employing ab<ut twenty hands; the Anthony washery, on the souih side, and the Gibbons drift lti the ?;ime locality, the former working thirty men and bo;s and the latter about forty. The Anthony and the Oxford wnsherles are supplying local trade only, and they granted increases to their employe* this morning before work commenced. The Gibbons drift has the contract for the Stranton public schools, some forty large buildings, and the proprietors this morning entered upon an agreement to pay the ad vanced wages to their employe* fill none but the school demands, and to retail to none but private families, fortifying their agreement by a bond to hold good while the strike lasts. This, then. Is the situation. Scarcely 100 men and boys at work throughout the en tContinued on Second Page.) " OUTLOOK BRIGHTENS The Conditions at Galveston Are Steadily Improving. LABORERS NOW CREDITED FOR TIME Supplies and Money From the Out side Coming !n. CONTINUATION OF EXODUS GALVESTON, Tex., September 18.?"The situation continues to Improve" is what one is told now when one applies at any of the various headquarters for information. In I fart, this statement is being made with J gratifying monotony all over the city. The I work has been brought down to a business I basis as far as possible, and the amount of I system and order displayed in the various I departments would furnish cause for con- I siderable surprise to any one who might re- I turn to Galveston after an absence of three I or four days. One feature that has caused a better feel- I ing and a more pronounced willingness to I work Is afforded by the fact that the I "time" of all the laborers employed Is be- I ing kept at headquarters. The men have been assured of compensation for their I labor and, quite naturally, they now go about their unpleasant tasks with a much I better grace than heretofore. Then, too, there are not so many irritating little conflicts of authority as there have I been in the past, wl^en the progress of the work was in some eases materially hin- I dered by petty demonstrations of personal I feeling, a thorough investigation reveals the fact that every department is as well organized as is possible under the circum- I stances, and that every one is harmonious. I This is eminently as it should be. Supplier uml Money I'onrlng In. Supplies and money are now pouring in | from all over the country. It is stated that I at least seven figures are needed to express I the amount of cash so far received. This Is I being used judiciously, and the good effects I of the presence of such a relief fund in the I city are already becoming apparent. The state militia companies which have I been stationed here have been doing splen- I did work, and many of the men are now 06 I the belief ihat they should now be allowed to return to their homes and troops sent I from other parts of the state to till their I places. They have seen hard and almost I continuous duty, and it would really be the I proper thing to do, if the matter of trans portation does not stand in the way, to I let them return and send others to replace I them. ? Reluctantly one is forced to the opinion I that the number of dead, which has been I placed at 5,000, is too low, and that the | number will go as high as O.imk) and per- I haps above- that number. The conclusion I has not been reached without considerable thought and careful investigation. The | death list will reach the total of 4.437 with I the additions sent out today. In addition I to all this, it must be remembered that I only a comparatively small number of the I negroes who perished in the storm have J been reported. After considering all these I facts, one can hardly do anything else but I conclude that the total to be finally reached I will be above 6,000. Effort to Be Conservative. Every one has tried to be as conservative | as possible in making estimates, both as to I the losses of life and property, but in view I of all the features of this part of the situ- I atlon to be seen now, it is not possible to I reiterate the former estimate of 5,000. Judge I Morgan Mann stated today that in his opinion the lisi would go as high as 7,000. The exact number, of course, will never be definitely known. One can only hope that these larger estimates will prove too higti, and that, at least, a part of the horror of the work of the storm will not be so strongly in evidence. There are no developments which would lead to the belief that the estimate of a property loss of 522.500,000 is too high. While one occasionally finds a business man whose property has not suffered greatly, it must be stated that the class is hopelessly in the minority, and that large losses are the rule. The people are becoming more cheerful every day, and it is more than remarkable to observe the composure exhibited by some of them under the terrible circumstances. The individual's woe has been lost in the community's grief, and on every hand may be seen cases of people who have lost their all doing everything in their power to com fort a neighbor, who perhaps has not been so unfortunate. Everybody seems to be doing all there is to do toward ultimate re habilitation. and the determination to build a city which will be bigger and broader in every way than the one which has been de stroyed appears to be general. People Still EmlKratlnv. The people are still leaving the city lo considerable numbers, but the relief work locally has now been gotten down to such a fine point that it Is likely that there will be a marked diminution of the exodus during the next two or three days. The fears of an epidemic have been allayed by the pres ence and the distribution of medicines and disinfectants, and therefore a feature which would undoubtedly have had the effect of causing many to seek succor elsewhere has been eliminated from the situation. GERMANY'S ATTITUDE TO CHINA. Demand* Flrnt Deliverance of Thoie Re*pon*lhle for OntraKei. BERLIN, September 18.?The foreign office has sent a circular note to all the powers announcing that the German gov ernment considers that an indispensable preliminary to the beginning of peace nego tiations with China is the delivering up of those who were responsible for the outrages. ChlneNt' Troop* Drilling;. HONG KONG, September 18.?It Is report ed In the West river district that Chinese troops are visible in every town, and that they are actively drilling. A Chinese gun boat is again patrolling the river, and it is evident that some action is contemplated. The Sandpiper, which has been patrolling the delta, has proceeded to Canton. Walderiee at Hong Kong. HONG KONG, September 18.?The Ger man steamer Sachsen, having on board Field Marshal Count von Wuldersee, com mander-in-chief of the International forces in China, and his staff, has arrived here. CAR Jl'MPED THE TRACK. Elfflit Person* Injured In Accident at Cincinnati. Ohio. CINCINNATI, Ohio, September 18.?A car on the Hamilton and College Hill traction line Jumped the track late last night near College Hill, severely Injuring eight per sons. The injured: Motorman Shirley of Hamilton, Mr. Hun ter of Clendale, Mrs. Joseph Enger of Col lege Hill, J. C. Smith, Miss Heider, Mrs. Miller and two chi'dren of Cincinnati. Other passengers received slight Injuries. Old-Time Telegrapher*' Plan*. ST. PAUL. Minn., September 18.?The Old-time Telegraphers' Association, in ses sion here today, chose Montreal aa the next place of meeting. EXPRESSIONS^ SYMPATHY FORMAL. MANIFESTATIONS REGARD ING THE GALVESTON DISASTER. Condolcnrei of the Chilean President Ackaowled?(e<l b) President > McKinley. Formal manifestations of sympathy with the people of Galveston In their great afflic tion continue to come from all parts of the world. In addition to those already re ceived, such expressions have come from the president of Chile, the Spanish minis ter, the Belgian minister, the Mexican min ister. the Peruvian minister and the Haiti an minister. Where these communications come directly from the head of state they are acknowledged by the President himself personally. The others are formally ac cepted and acknowledged by the Depart ment of State. The messages above re ferred to are as follows: SANTIAGO, Chile, September 16, 1900. To the President of the United States, Washington: The president of Chile, deeply moved by the catastrophe of Galveston, shares, with all his heart, the sorrow of your country. FEDERICO ERRAZURIZ. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, September 1?>, 1<J00. Excelentisimo President de Chile, Santiago: On behalf of the sufferers at Galveston and in the name of the sorrowing people of this country, I gratefully acknowledge your excellency's message of condolence. WILLIAM McKINLEY. SPRING LAKE, N. J., September 14, 1900. His Excellency, the Acting Secretary of State, Washington: The secretary of foreign relations in structs me to transmit the deep sympathy of the president and government and peo ple of Mexico with the President and the government of the United States of Amer ica, on occasion, of the recent calamity at Galveston In doing so, through you, I beg to add my own symuathy. M. DE AZPIROZ. LONG BRANCH. N. J., September 12, 11)00. Secretary of State, Washington, D.?C.: I am charged by my government to ex press to your excellency the painful and keen sympathy which is felt in Belgium for the disaster in Texas. LIGHTER VELDE. % LEGATION OF SPAIN IN WASHING TON. Washington, September 12, 1000. Mr. Secretary: I am charged by the government of her majesty to la3" before that of the United States the expression of Its sentiments of deep sympathy for the awful disasters caused by the recent cyclone in Texas. Her njajesty the queen regent equally joins In thrse expressions af sympathy for such horrible calamltfei by which her maj esty and her government have been pain fully affected. I improve this opportunity to reiterate to you the assurances af my highest consid eration. ARCOS. HOTEL DEL COROWADO, CALIFORNIA. Sept-ember 17, 1900. The Honorable, fhe Secretary of State, Washlngtgn, D. C.: Allow me to express to your excellency the profound sorrow that the calamities of Galveston hav? produced on the people and congress and the government of Peru, and my personal sympathies ior thfr unfortu-' nate town. ? MANUEt ALVAREZ CALDERON. LEGATION OF HAITI. Washington, September 15, 1900. Mr. Secretary of State: 1 I hasten to Inform you that I have re- ; turned to Washington. I was sorry to hear, on my landing at New York, the sor rowful news of the Galveston disaster. Per mit me to join In the mourning o? so many distressed families, and to lament with you the losses that the country has just sustained. Be pleased to accept, Mr. Secretary of State, the renewed assurances of my high est consideration. J. N. LEGER. BRITISH EMBASSY. Newport. R. I., September 15, 1900. The Hon.- David J. Hill. Sir: I have the honor to state that I have been commanded by the queen to ex press to the President of the United States the great sorrow with which her majesty has learnt the details of the terrible dis- j aster at Galveston. Her majesty wishes me to convey to the President the assurance of her sincere sym pathy with the unfortunate sufferers from this calamity. I have therefore to request that you will be good enough to transmit this message to its high destination.. I have the honor to , be, with the highest consideration, sir. Your most obedient, humble servant. PAUNCEFOTE. NO EMERGENCY EXISTS THE PRESIDENT NOT CALLED RACK 11%' CHINESE AFFAIRS. It is said at the State Department that no emergency exists In connection with the Chinese matter or any of the foreign rela tions of the country which demands the presence of the President in Washington. But when President McKinley left Wash ington for Somerset, and thence for Can ton, it was the understanding that he should make periodical visits to Washing ton at intervals of a week or ten days, and his departure from Canton today is said to be merely one of these engage ments. It is again positively stated that there has been no change in the Chinese situa tion. at least In Its diplomatic aspects. Mr. de Wollant. the Russian charge, having re turned to Washington from Cape May, is a frequent caller at the State Department, but he has no new proposition to submit, and does not admit that the Russian at titude has changed In amy respect since its definition In the note U? the State De partment relative te the withdrawal of troops from Pekln. The minister was exceedingly annoyed at a publication alleging that he jmd vio lated the diplomatic proprieties by "urnlsh ing to the press in Wfcsilnffton an advance copy of the State Vepaidnent's note of August 29, replying te the Russian proposi tion, and thereby deliberately defeating the purpose of the note. He. called to talk over this matter wttfa Acting Secretary Adee this morning, sad to ask that atten tion be called to the facts In the case. These were, briefly stated, that Mr. de Wollant was not In Washington, but was at Cape May when the Bote was made public In Washington, and furthermore, the State Department itself gave the communi cation to the press on the day it appeared in print, so that the Russian charge was in no w^y connected with the publication. It is learned here that the discussion now proceeding in Berlin of an alleged Ameri can proposition to limit the occupying forces in China to 1,000 in Pekin, 2,000 out side the walls and 20,000 elsewhere is not based upon any plan suggested by the State Department here. If It has any basis In fact then it relates to some ex changes that took place between the mili tary commanders in Pekin. It can be stated positively that It has not figured in fhe diplomatic negotiations. lie tarn of the Preiiiicnt. It 1? expected n,t the White House that President McKinley will return to Wash ington tomorrow ? mqpnlng at 7:44 o'clock and that He will spet^i the day and several others at the White |Iouse going over offi cial matters that have accumulated during his absence of eight yr alas days. PRESIDENT'S STATE Representative Kerr Predicts a Majority of 40,000. PHILIPPINES LEGITIMATELY OURS The Country Must Provide an Out let for Its Exports. OHIO FOR SOUND MONEY j Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. MANSFIELD, Ohio, September 18.?Prior to his election to the Fifty-fourth Congress, Representative Wlnfleld S. Kerr, chairman of the committee on patents, served four years in the Ohio state senate. He is in active practice as an attorney, and knows the buckeye '*tate thoroughly from end to end. In discussing the political battle at pres ent raging In the President's own state with a correspondent of The Star today, Mr. Kerr expressed the greatest confidence as to the ultimate result. HilT Majority to Reliake Bryan. "The republican majority in Ohio will be not less than -Hl.OOO, and we will certainly retain our present membership in the House," he said. "No one who is familiar with the situation doubts the election of McKinley, but that we must make a vig orous fight for the House is certain. With everything in our favor, yet such is the sit uation. "The President's course upon the great .and important question of his administra tion has been eminently satisfactory to a great majority of the people of the coun try. The business, commercial and indus trial conditions of the country during the last three years have satisfied everybody except a few political buccaneers who are searching in vain for wrecks along the shrres of a quiet sea. "The republican party today stands for the most prosperous years the country ever had. The democratic party stands for four of the most miserable years the coun try ever had. As between these I have faith that the people who have a stake in the country's .naterial interest will stand for the republican party and a continua tion of prosperity. If they do McKinley will he elected by the largest popular ma jority ever given a presidential candidate. "The only issue should be the condition of the country during the last two adminis trations. The only question is whether we shall continue prosperous under the repub lican party or endanger and likely lose prosperity by putting the democrats in power. "But the democratic brethren, having much the worst of this position, were driven to a new question or to new ques tions. It is a small public or popular sen timent, that w'll not result in a shifting of the sails on the democratic ship. The Democracy Bankrupt fop lanueh. "Four years ago the world In its fullness or leanness depended upon free silver, ac cording to the democratic creed. This year there is. no democratic, orator so small and insignificant that he can afford to argue the ltt to 1 ^rhlch was to fill the land with shining glory. "The tariff, the great absorbing clamor of the years, has died out and is no deader, only a little older, than the free silver of four years ago. The robber tariff barons and the silver barons rest In peace together, and even the gold bugs buzz lazily along, disturbed only by an occasional democrat whose populistic tendency has made him belligerent. "The trusts even receive only an occa sional notice from the democratic colum biads, and this in order that in their pil grimage they may strike an occasional ob ject with which they are familiar. "The democratic party is making its cam paign upon what it denominates 'imperial ism. If the Spanish war had not come on, and with the resultant acquisition of terri tory, the democrats would have been abso lutely bankrupt this year for an issue. They had 'paramounted' everything one campaign after another, until the stock was exhaust ed. For that reason, I suppose, they 'took the republican party by the scruff of the neck and dragged it into the war,' hoping that out of the war some misfortune might comeupon thecountry upon which they could base a clamor. Instead of misfortune there lif-gan with the Spanish war the inaugura^ tion of the most glorious era of the coun try s history, if we only take advantage of the opportunity, as we will, If.we are per mitted to remain in power. Republican* Propone No Curtailment of RlKhtw. "Why all this talk recently about the Declaration of Independence, the inherent rights of liberty, the consent of the gov erned, etc.? Does the republican party pro pose to infract any principle upon which the government and the institutions are founded? Not one. ''Before the Spanish war the people of the Philippines came to us as the legitimate fruits of war, living under the most cruel and inhuman despotism that could be found within the circuit of the sun. The Spanish rule in these islands was and had been al ways bloodthirsty and oppressive. From this condition we propose to lift these peo ple up and up to enjoy under our or their government the blessings of liberty. Is this wrong and in violation of their "rights or the principles of our government? "Under safeguards which we will provide or have provided we will Insure them peace instead of perpetual revolution. The bur dens of taxation will be light as air com pared with the^ Spanish exactions. '?'And yet they say we are going to do them a wrong, these people who have strug gled under a grinding tyranny for a thou sand years and are now going out into the liberty and freedom of American institu tions. We Naat Have Foreign Markets. "But they say the people must 'consent' to all this. They will, I assume, n they are fit to distinguish between the two kinds of living. But if they do not, is that an in superable barrier to our doing anything? When in all this world was the consent of the people or inhabitants of conquered territory held a condition precedent to the establishment of a government over them? Never. When was the 'consent of the gov erned' ever asked of the inhabitants of ter ritory acquired by purchase or taken by right of discovery? Never. "We ourselves are an illustrious example of the right to take territory and establish a government without consulting the wishes or tastes of the inhabitants. Harsh ly we began our dealings with the Indian but who will insist that his .right could or should have stood a barrier across the oath of destiny? "We need the Philippines, or a portion of them, in our business, and having the double title of conquest and purchase we should utilize them. From this op we must devote ourselves more and more to com merce with foreign countries. We have reached a point where we must find an out let for our products or shrink internally In a sense it is a question of self-preserva tion. A\e are building, not for the next century alone, but for many centuries, and this_J>eing our duty, we should plan and execute accordingly. Advaatage* of Philippine PohmiIah. "Without these islands every commercial nation of Europe has an advantage of us. them we have the advantage of every MHfciun of Barope. and, nursing our oppor tunity, we can be -ome supreme upon the seas, not only in peace, but In war. "The talk of the 'crumbling of the repub lic' Issues from the same disordered imag ination that sounded many false alarms in the past. A few years ago the tariff barons were undermining the nation. But they have ceased to dig. A little later the gold Moloch had the republic in the last throes, but this year there Is nothing wrong, only that we are in danger of becoming too big. I have no fears of us becoming too large. I hope to live to see the day when me sun throughout the twenty-four hours will shine on the flag of our country floating over American possessions or American ?hips." IX IXTEREST OF PURE DRIGS. Wholesale DrnKKlstx Will Strive for a. National Law. CHICAGO, September 18.?The twenty sixth annual convention of the National Wholesale Druggists' Association convened at the Auditorium Hotel today for a four days' session. At the same time the Pro prietary Association of America opened Its convention to act in conjunction with the druggists. The two associations represent 800 of the leading wholesale druggists of the country. Between 400 and 500 delegates are present. The enactment of a national pure drug law to be urged by the convention will be an attempt to regulate the Inspection and sale of drugs by a general law Instead of. as at present, by the laws of the various states. A memorial will be prepared for Congress embodying the claims of the drug gists that the present state laws conflict and injure the interstate drug trade. Modi fication of the war stamp tax also will be urged. Before the adjournment on Friday the associations expect to have a commit tee on its way to Washington to present their projects before the congressional committees. GROWTH IX THEIR ASSETS. Report on District Hank* anil Trnst Companies. A summary of the condition of the na tional banks and trust companies in the District of Columbia at the close of busi ness September 5 shows the aggregate re sources and liabilities of the twelve na tional banks to be $20,205 244.17, and of the trust companies $10,047,722.21. As compared with the statement for June 2S?. the date of the previous call, these reports show an increase in resources and liabilities of the banks of. $24,025.15, and of the trust companies $270,771.80, making a total increase of $301,700.05. On June 20 the aggregate of assets held by the banks and trust companies of the District, under the supervision of the con tioiler of the currency, was the largest in their history. The increase since that date of $301,700.115 shows a steady growth, and is found in the individual deposits and the capital employed. DEATHS IX THE l'HIMPI'IXES. General MocArthnr Reports Victim* of Disease. Etc. General MacArthur reports to the War Department *hat the following deaths have occurred since last report: Dysentery?August 15, Company C, 10th Infantry, Charles Sharp; August hos pital corps, Edward Nichols; August 20, Company L, 18th Infantry, Herman Na gele; September 13, Company M, 23th Vol unteer Infantry, Corporal Harold McLaugh lin; September 8, Troop L, 3d Cavalry, Fred Lacharite; Company L, 30th Volun teer Infantry, Lawrence Curley; September 7, Company G, 13th Infantry, Henry C. Hillman; August 21. Company C, 43d Vol unteer Infantry, Foy F. Gearhart; Septem ber 14, Company G, 40th Volunteer Infan try, James P. Gardner; July 18, Company A, 31st Volunteer Infantry, I>aurel Brown; August 5, Company M, 0th Infantry, John A. Sloan. Diarrhoea?September 11, Company L. 20th Volunteer Infantry, Ha*ry Foin; Com pany L, 30th Volunteer Infantry, George M. Sampsel; September 10, Company L, 30th Volunteer Infantry, John Stone. Typhoid fever?September 12, Company H, 24th Infantry, James T. Watson; Sep tember 1, Company F, 47th Volunteer In fantry, Musician Arthur W. Miles; August 20, Company B, 43d Volunteer Infantry, James R. Campbell. Malarial fever?August 20, Company I, 47th Volunteer Infantry, John E. Bryan. Drowned?September 0, Company ai, :!4th Volunteer Infanry, Milton E. Anderson, Frank W. Johnson; August 4, Company K, ISth Infantry, Albert C. Laigle; August 24, Troop M, 4-th Cavalry. James Dixon. Killed by comrade?September 12. Com pany C, 17th Infantry, Sergeant Joseph Me Entee. Uraemic poisoning?September 10, Com pany I, 37th Volunteer Infantry, Quarter master Sergeant Raymond Clark. Anaemia?September 2, Company C, 20th Volunteer Infantry, Edson B. Moore. Oedematus laryngitis?August 2?, Com pany L, cook, Henry J. Klockingamper. appendicitis?September 8, Troop G, 11th Volunteer Cavalry, Frederick Gibson; Sep tember 14, Company M, 22.1 Infantry, Frank McAdams. Pneumonia?September 11, Troop E, 4th Cavalry, George Manderville. Cardiac degeneration?Company L, 30th Volunteer Infantry, Herman W. Kramer. ?--? ATTENDED WITH SOME DELAY. Installation of Electric Plant at the WumliIiiKton Monument. The substitution of electricity for steam as the motive power of the elevator at the Washington monument, which change was provided for by Congress at the last ses sion, is being attended with some delay. An appropriation of $20,500 was made for this purpose, of which $20,000 was for a dyna mo and connections and $0,500 was for building an addition to the boiler house at the monument. Bids were invited and opened for the dynamo and connections by Colonel Bingham, the engineer officer in charge of public buildings and grounds. As they were all in excess of the appropria tion, they were rejected. New bids will be Invited, and it is hoped that they will be of a figure to permit of the prosecution of the work. Inasmuch as the approved project contemplates the erection of the proposed addition to the boiler house by hired labor, there will be no delay in that work- The material for that building will be purchased by contract. Work has already begun on the proposed addition1, and ii'wiii be pushed to completion. Personal Mention. Mr. Hugh L. Pope of Baltimore, former ly of Washington, is recovering from an attack of typhoid fever. Irwin H. Linton, who graduated from the Central High School in June last, son of Mr. Irwin B. Linton, left yesterday for Due West, S. C., where he will enter the sophomore class in Erskine College. Dr. W. K. Butler has .returned from his vacation at Blue Ridge Summit, Pa, where his family has been spending the summer. Dr. W. W. Johnston has returned to the city from Shelter Island, where he spent the summer with his family. Movement* of Army Transports. The War Department has been notiiied of the. arrival at Kobe, Japan, of the transport Strathnagle. Two officers and seventy-seven men of the 0th Cavalry are aboard, as well as 670 horses and forty-four mules. The Strathnagle will proceed to Manila. The department has also been advised of the arrival of the transports Warren and Sherman at Manila. The Warren has on board two squadrons of the 9th Cavalry and recruits. The Sherman carries one bat talion each of the 2d, 5th and 8th Infantry regiments. THE PORTTW BRIBTOEH. Frequent and constant, advertising brought me all I own.?A. T. Stewart. A VIEW OF THE WEST Observations of Mr. McKee, a Vet eran Prognosticate. CONFIDENT OF M'KINLEY'S SUCCESS He Regards Indiana and Illinois as in Danger. SENTIMENT OF TIIE GERMANS Thomas II. McKee, clerk of the House of Representatives, who has been at the head oT the campaign document bureau or the republican national committee, returned today from Chicago, the document distri bution or the national committee having been completed except for a few odds and ends. He says that (10,000.000 documents have been distributed by the national com mittee, printed In nine different languages German, Norwegian, Swede, Bohemian. Italian, Polish, French and Finnish. In 181K5, 108,000,000 documents. In thirteen dif ferent languages, were circulated by tho republican national committee. Mr. McKee, who is regarded in Washing ton as one of the best political prognosti cators in official life, says that he does not believe it possible for the democrats to de feat President McKlnley. This judgment, he says, is based 011 as careful and im partial a study of the situation as he ia capable of making. tiernimi Sentiment. He says that he has gone among the Germans a great deal and flnds that what ever loss the republicans may suffer among that class of voters on account of the cry of imperialism and militarism is much more than compensated for by the German dem ocratic vote which will be cast for Mc Kinley. He says that he ttnds that ?'i very large number of German democrats who are going to vote the democratic local ticket declare openly that when It comes to the national ticket they will vote for McKinley, and, moreover, that whatever German defection to amount to anything there Is on the republican side does not ex tend to the national ticket. He says that he found this to be the case in Illinois and Indiana. In his own county In Indiana he says that a large number of German democrats told him personally that while they will vote the democratic local ticket through cut they will vote for McKinley. The rea son given Is In all cases the same: That they are making more money than they ever made before during a corresponding period, and that they intend to vote to maintain present business conditions and to sustain the sound money policy. Mr. McKee says that he has reliable In formation with reference to the situation in New York that a large bulk of the Tam many vote, while It will be cast ror the democratic local ticket, will go to McKln ley. The same thlug is true, he says, In Wisconsin. Two States In Dancer. The two naturally republican states which are In greatest danger, he says, are In diana and Illinois In Indiana, which is his oyn state, he says that the trust ques tion Is hurting the republicans. In his own county the republicans will make gains, which. If they could be sustained through out the state, would give McKinley a large majority. But that In other sections of the state, especially in the gas belt, condi tions are different, and he fears that it will be almost a miracle for the republicans to carry the state. The trouble about Illinois, he says. Is the extraordinary labor conditions In Chicago. The condition there, he says. Is the worst the republicans have ever had to deal with, industry, he says, is almost prostrated by the difficulty in dealing with labor. It would be difficult, he says, tor peop'e not familiar with the situation there to com prehend how terrible it is; and the repub licans will have to get an extraordinary majority In the state outside to counteract the effect or what threatens to be the vote In Chicago. Excellent Proiiperti Eltewhere. Outside of these two states, and Mary land and Kentucky, he says, the republi cans are in excellent shape, and he regards McKinley's re-election as assured. ? WILL GO OS THE ?T1*P. Exprem Aftent FltaGlbtton Rei(ni His Ponltion. J. K. FitzGlbbon, who has been the treas ury agent of the United States Express Company for more than four years, has resigned, and will leave the treasury of fice of the company the last of this month. Mr. FitzGibbon has been with the com pany tor ten years, and In that time has made a creditable record. As treasury ager.t Mr. FitzGlbbon has handled all the monies and securities of the United States govern ment aggregating billions of dollars. A pen ny has never been stolen or lost. From May 1, 1899, to the same time this year, Mr. Fitz- ! Gibbon's office handled $l,WK>,4?tl0,o0?) in monies and securities. Since 1800 the or fiee has handled over live billion. During the bond Issue or 1898 the office handled, in addition to the regular business. 250,000 packages or bonds, containing bonds valued at from $"2o to They went to all parts of the world, but none went astray. Mr. FltzGlHbon intends to spend a month In New York state stumping for Stanch field, the democratic nominee for governor. > PHILIPPINE MAIL. SERVICE. I rhe Director General of Poata C?aa pllmented. The Postmaster General today received a letter rrom the director general or posts in the Philippines, Mr. F. W. Vaille, In which the latter says his accounts had been ex amined by the Inspector general, and that he had been Informed by Lieut. Col. Crow iler, secretary to the military government, that the report on that examination had been very complimentary, and that he > wished to congratulate the director general of posts on the good condition of his ac counts. "This letter is written," concluded Mr. Vaille, "to allay any uneasiness there may be on your part as to the situation here." PIea*ed With Postal Facilities. The Post Office Department has received a letter from a resident of a Pennsylvania town In which great satisfaction la ex pressed over the way the post office there is administered. Arter expressing the de- ^ light of the entire town over the way the mail is handled the writer concludes: "Nothing has made the present adminis tration more popular than Its postal ac-' commodations In this town, and I think the vote thte rail will rully show this. 1 am a democrat myseir, and this Is really the only thing which will possibly influence me to support McKinley and Roosevelt." Two t able Line* to China. The War Department has been notified, by the Great Northern Cable Company of the opening of the Shanghai-Chefoo cable, established by the Eastern Extension Com pany, and the opening abe Chefoo-Taku Port Arthur cable anfffeonaectlons with Wei-Hei*WeL Thla pats two Ha? to CUn\