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THE ARIZONA BBPUBLgAN.
ELEVJTNTH TEAE. PIKENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 6, 1900. VOL. XI. NO. 140.
HEARING A CRISIS
Strike Question Passed
Up to President Mitchell
FAVORS A SETTLEMENT
Some of His Advisers Though Are De
manding Still Better Terms From
the Operators Who Intimate That
it Will Be a Long Time Before
They Will Extend the Concession.
A Labor Demonstration.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Oct. 3. A crisis in
the coal miners' strike seems to be ap
proaching. A well known operator here
said yesterday that there was an un
derstanding at a meeting of represen
tatives of the companies and individual
operators in this city last Tuesday. Ac
cording to the understanding notices of
an increase -of wages were not to he
ported at the sarnie time, but gradually.
Thl part of the programme has now
been carried out. The companies and
nearly all the operators are in line for
a 10 per cent increase.
It is now up to President Mitchell to
decide what he is going to do in the
matter. If he delays action with tlv;
Idea in view that the operators will
make a better offer he is liable to delay
the strike indefinitely.
An analysis of the 10 per cent in
crease offered shows that the average
miner's wages would not be1 increased
fully 10 per cent, but it is urged that it
is better than nothing; that it is a
victory after all for the strikers, that it
is the entering wedge and that if the
United Mine Workers keep their or
ganization intact they can compel oper
ators to make further concessions in
years to come. '
It is said that President Mitchell
takes this view of the situation himself.
It is known, however, that some of
President Mitchell's advisers are
against a settlement on a 10 per cent
basis.
BEGINNING OF THE END.
Philadelphia, Oct. 3 Today's decision
of the Individual coal operators to or
der a 10 per cent increase In wages to
the striking mine workers is regarded
throughout the anthracite region as the
beginning of the end of the strike.
Nearly all the individual operators to
day made announcements of their wil
lingness to grant the increase, and no
tices to this effect will, it is expected,
be posted at the various independent
collieries tomorrow. Some have already
been posted. It is fully believed that
the few operators who have not yet
expressed their intention on the sub
ject will fall in line with the others and
grant the increase.
According to some of the operators,
powder will be sold to the miners at
tl.50 per keg instead of J2.73 as hereto
fore charged, but this reduction will
be taken into consideration in figuring
the net 10 per cent advance.
No other concessions to the strikers
are hinted at.
DENIAL BY MITCHELL.
Hazleton, Pa.. Oct. 5. President
Mitchell was today shown a statement
that 'the anthracite miners' strike was
arranged by ihimwelf. Mr. Johnson of
the national democratic committee, and
May or Taggart of Indianapolis. He
said he did not know Johnson, never
ilmd a conversation with him or Tag
eart in his life and that 'the story was
utterly without foundation.
THE WHISTLE BLEW IN VAIN.
Shatnokin. Pa., ( t. 3. Eui'ly this
morning the lauding Coal company iv
contidered 'its determination to close
Its one working colliery at Trevorton
and attempted to resume operation.
AVhen the whistle blew not over a
dozen men appeared on the streets in
working clothes. The strikers per
suaded I'lhe-se to return home and the
colliery remained idle.
A MOB OK WOMEN.
Hazleton. Pa.. ci. 5. Eight Italians
employed in the Partite colliery at Lat
timcr were attacked this morning by a
mob of foreign women armed with clubs
anr stouts One man was severely cut
In ihe head by a stone
A LABOR . DEMONSTRATION.
Shtnandoah, Ph., Oct. 3. Strikers are
making preparations for a big tleni. lu
stration tomorrow. It 'is expected fh.it
30.0(H) will participate. President Mitch
ell will address an open air meeting
ami other officials of the Mine Work
er' union are expectvd.
Arrangements have been completed
by the local branches of the I'niUd
Mine Workers for the big parade ami
mass meeting. Invitations have been
extended to all strikers in Shenandoah
anil Mahoney valleys to take part in
the affair. Organizer Harris today sent
representatives to all neighboring
towns antl mining districts to notify
unions there of the proposed demon
stration. General Gobin said tonight
that while he did not apprehend any
disturbance, he would order no more
troops home until after the demonstra
tion. SOME MINES BI NNING.
Pottsville. Pa.. o;-t. "..The Lehigh
Coal eomrany's employes in the
Panther district decided to continue
work. Toe company allows hs men a
ten pi t- cent increase and promises any
other concessions granted by the bij
companies.
A. Tt. C. F. M.
Meeting Next Week to Talk About
Work in .the East.
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 5. Arrangements
were completed today for the annual
meeting here next week of the Ameri
can Board of Commissioners for For
eign Missions, which is the missionary
board of the Congregational church. As
the American board is the first mission
ary society to meet since the troubles
in China began, its sessions will be at
tended with especial interest, as many
facts relating to the missionary work
In China and its' relation to the present
uprising will be brought out.
The Congregational missions have
suffered considerably at the hands of
the Chinese Boxers. The question of
continuing the work in the disturbed
districts will engage the attention of
next week's meeting, but according to
the opinions expressed by leading mem
bers of the board there Is little doubt
that the work will be more than tem
porarily suspended. Matters pertaining
to the work in Japan, Turkey, India
and other foreign fields and the work
In the heme department of the board
will also come up for discussion and
action. The meeting will open Wed
nesday afternoon In the Congregation
al church and will continue through the
rest of the week.
THE CANBERRY CROP.
Many Turkeys Will Have to go With
out Sauce This Year.
New York, Oct. a. According to the
reports received by commission men in
this city cranberry sauce for Thanks
giving turkey will be costly. The New
Jersey crop of the berry is reported
shorter than for many years past. Bogs
which last year produced 23.000 bushels
have yielded this year lint 9.000 bushels.
In small bogs in Burlington county,
where more cranberries are pioduced
than In any other section of the coun
try, the crops average less than half
the usual yield. As a consequence the
growers are already preparing to boost
prices in proportion to the shortage of
their crops and the indications are that
cranberry sauce will be scarcer on the
dinner table this winter than for many
years past.
IH HEED OF REST
Governor Roosevelt Wearied By His
Campaign.
Rock IslanJ, III., Oct. 5. "Governor
Roosevelt, who spoke in this city and
Davenport. Ia., lu.t night, 'thus closing
another day of hard campaigning, is
beginning to feel the effects of the ar
duous work undertaken by him at the
request of the republican managers.
Governor Roosevelt sine 'he began his
itinerary through the notthwes-iern
states, has been speaking from ten to
twenty times each clay, closing his
day's labcrs usually with a night
meeting.
If some relief is not afforded his
physical powers he may be unable to
last to 'the end of the campaign. It has
even now been suggested fhat all his
eastern engagements be postponed for
one weekl This matter will be deter
mined by the national committee on
the arrival of Governor Roosevelt in
Chicago on Saturday night.
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GOLD DEMOCRATS' APPEAL
For the Salvation of the Country
From Bryan.
Indianapolis, Oct. 5. The executive
committee of the gold democratic party
tonight issued a long address to the
members of the party. It attacks Mr.
Bryan bitterly and concludes as fol
lows: "We affirm that no greater evil
can befall our government than the
impairment of its vigor, the destruction
of our credit anil the ruin of our indus
tries which Mr. Bryan is specially
pledged to effect if he gets in power.
Therefore we appeal to our countrymen
again to avert disaster from their coun
try 'by his defeat."
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YOCTSEY FORCED TO TRIAL.
Georgetown. Ky Oct. 5. When the
Youlsey tase was called today the de
fense asked for a further postponement,
but Ju.lge Cantrill said ample oppor
tunity had been given to prepare for
trial, antl ordered that the selection of
the jury proceed.
GREAT GOLD STRIKE
A Phenomenal Find in New South
Wales.
Victoria, IJ. C., Oert. 3. A newspaper
received here today from Kidney, New
South Wales, contains an account of
a sensational gold "discovery at Long
Flat, near Guntlagi, Ne w South Wales.
Pieces of gold covered with oxide of
iron have been found weighing three
quarters of a pound troyi A prosect
ing dish half full of dirt yielded twenty
live ounces of gold.
NOME WORKED OUT.
Washington, Oct. 3. Culrcll White
head, a special agent of the mint bu
reau at Nome City, Alaska, says Nome
beach, is worked out. Th re it much
litigation and nearly all claims of value
are in the hands of receivers.
ROOSEVELT IN IOWA.
Waterloo, la., Oct. 3. Roosevelt ar
rived here today. He lunched with
Speaker Henderson ami tlelivereel an
open air address.
GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP.
Wheaton, 111., Oct. 5. The golf cham
pionship of the United States was won
by Harry Vardon from J. H. Taylor by
two strokes 311 to "13.
OREGON ALL RIGHT
All Conditions in the State
Favor Republicans.
Effects of Good Crops Protection an
Issue Unpopularity of Demo
cratic Programme Immediate
Profits of Expansion.
Portland, Ore.. Oct. 5. Oregon will
give her vote to the republican national
ticket by a liberal majority. The demo
crats admit the loss of the state, and
the republicans are expecting a heav
ier vote for .President AleKinley than
was given him in Having 'held
her state and congressional elections,
the nly question of interest in the po
litical Held is that Senator MeBride's
term expires the 4lh tf next March, and
when the legislature meets next winter
in will elfher re-elect McBride or
choose some one else for the position.
Senator McBride is a candidate for re
election, but is not the strongest ean
didate in the field. T. W. Corbett ap-pe-ars
to be in the lead, though ex
Senatoc John Mitchell also eltsires to
return to Washington.
Out of the total of "tr.,000 votes given
the national tickets in 1S9IJ President
McKinley received a plurality of 2.117.
This would make it appear nhat Oregon
was a elese slate, but the republicans
have very good ground for the belief
that the republican majority will be
very much larger this year in the gen
erally prosperous condition of the
ritate and the apparent widespread sat
isfaction which prevails under the
present foreign policy of the national
administration. There is general lack
of interest in poli'.ics, but this seems
due more to a belief that the results
of the November election are a fore
gone conclusion than to any real in
difference to the issues at flake. The
agricultural, live stock and lumber in
terests of Oregon arc most prosperous,
antl this is believed to :e due more to
national policies than to any chance of
the seasons. The people of Oregon are
expansionists, and if the issue was in
their opinion, in danger of being close
ly contested they would become thor
oughly aroused and make a strong
fight for what they consider a national
policy of great benefit -to the entire Pa
cific coast.
The protection Issue is very much
alive in Oregon, on account of the
heavy wool and lumber Industries. The
sheepmen four years ttgo were getting
from 6 cents to S cents a pound for
their wool, and hail a very slow market
at that: they are n jw getting 14 cents
to 17 cents a pound, w'nh a ready salt,
and the price of shet p has risen pro
portionately. Situated so close to the
great forests of the British-American
coast, the duty of a thousand feet
on lumber enables the Puget Sound
lumberman to do business on a better
margin of profit than he would were
he not thus protected.
The wheat crop this year has been
exceptionally good, and prices have ad
vanced over those which have prevailed
for some time past: 1S99 wheat selling
for C3- certs a bushel, and the wheat
of the new crop bringing 30 c-nts,
which is considered a very good price.
This increase in price is lue to the1
greater demand for export, which 'de
mand is believed by the ieople do
spring from the present aggressive for
eign policy of the republican party.
There has been considerable discus
sion among the Oregon farmers re
cently as to the cost of raising a bush
el of wheat in this state. While all
such estimates can be only approxi
mate, owing to varying soils and con
ditions, they are interesting as show
ing the difference in 'the cost of eqiera
ting a farm on the Pacific coa-st as com
pared with" the cost of such operation
in the middle west. It may be said
also that this comparison will apply 'to
nearly every other intlustry as we-ll as
that of farming.
It has been estimated that an aver
age yield of wheat irt Kansas i-extsts the
fanner from 23 to 30 cents a bushel
to put it on the market. The Oregon
farmers estimate it costs them very
lit'ile less than 43 cents a bushel to raise
their wheat, anil that at the prices
w hich pi t vail there is little or no profit
ill the business. The Oregor wheat
raiser cannot st ml his product cast of
the Rockies, for he meets there mp
competition of the gnat wneat fields
of the middle west, after having paid
the heavy transit charges -across the
mountain divisions of the trans-continental
roads. His only market is that
afforded by the export trade from the
Pacific ports, in oil lltion to such local
cousumpt ion as there is. As u -ons. -quence,
the1 price of wheat on the
Pacific coast is- never as high as it is
cast of the mountains, and ac
cording to the statement of the Oregon
farmers it costs more to produce it.
In i-ipeaking of -the necessities of the
grain interests of the Pacific coast S.
Osborne, one of the laigtst wheat rais
ers of the Palouse country, said today:
"When the interstate commerce com
mission met to inquire into i he farmers'
complaint against an eastern freight
rate of $14 a ton on wheat it was proved
that grain even under-the mo-sit favor
able conditions could not be raised in
Oregon for less than 43c a bushel. The
wheat raisers of various districts hav
ing no chance to make a comparison,
gave these figures to the members of
the commission and convinced .them
that the farmers could not 'ship cast
so long as the freight was $14 a ton
"With a rate of ;." cents a bushel to
Chicago or Duluth. which 'the Walla
Walla chamber of commerce asketl of
the Northern Pacific, the farmers could
sell at a profit by receiving 73 cents
per bushel in eitht r of those markets.
With the present tae ot 50 een'ts per
bushel to those points and the cost of
40 cents for raising the grain, it meant
$1 per bushel before a profit ,cao be
realized."
The farmers as well as the mer
chants' who have profited by Iho in
creased business with the orient elur
ing the past two years are slow to
stampede at the dangers of imperial
ism as set forth by the democrats.
Every city in Oregon has shown a most
remarkable and satisfactory growth
during the past ten years. Portland
has increased her population over 'JO
per cent and the city has since the
last census changed from a crude set
tlement into a well buil' and substan
tial metropolis. Other principal cities
In the state have prospered tand grown
In almost equal proportion.
It would be difficult to imagine a mors
unpopular political programme fof the
people of the Puget Sound country
than the one which is being advocated
by the democrats in their campaign in
tivi eastern states. The politicians an?
chary of laying too much stress upon
the ami-expansion plank when they
are campaigning in Washington and
Oregon. Regardless of whether a pol
icy of expansion and foreign assimila
tion is moral or not. it has at least the
temporary effect of stimulating every
branch of trade upon 'the Pacific coast
of the United States, the natural point
of debarkation for all oriental coun
tries. The coming and going .of troops, the
purchasing of supplies, the absorption
of all surplus 'transport ves.sels, the
furnishing of outfits for hundreds of
private adventurers and a general in
crease in the consumption of American
goods, which has resulted from Amer
ican occupation of foreign ports, has
put new life into this country, which
four years ago was in the depths of
commercial depression. The eople are
imphtient of argument as to where
this may all lead, or as to whether it
is constitutional or not. They have in
their banks antl tills tangible evidence
of the immediate profit which has re
sulted, and that is as far us they care
to go jut', at present in a disvussion of
the merits or demerits e toe entrance
of the United States into he affairs of
foreign people.
J. D. WHELPLEY.
1NFLAMM AT lt" MUSIC.
Ghent, Belgium, Oct. 5. During an
open air concert by a le'gim. ntal banfl,
socialists in the audience began singing
revolutionary songs and stoned the
soldiers. Th' latter drew swords. A
fight ensued and -sevtral wen injured,
including enj officer and the band
master. THE METAL MARKET.
New York. Oct. 3. Silver, 64; Mex
ican dollars, 30: lead, unchanged:
copper brokers' and castings, 16"s;
exchange, 16.
COMES TO BRYAN'S AID
The Woman Who Said She Knew He
Had Sold Out.
Chit ago, Oct. 3. Lulu D. Hay of
Jacksonville, 111., has vnl Senator
Jonew, chairman of the elemocratic na
tional committee, a sworn elenial of the
Kingman story that she knew that W.
J. Bryan hatl received 130,000 for in
sisting upon the incorporation of the
silver plank into the Kansas City plat
furm. LINCOLN'S HANDIWORK
Arizona Man Solves a Mystery For
University of Illinois.
In a glass case, framed in boards tak
en from the Hour of the Lincoln home,
the Univtrsity of Illinois cheri-iacs a
memento of the great emancipator, ia
the shape of an ox-yoke made! by Lin
celu. A peculiar ltuture of ii-. crest in
eonnecti'on with the relic is the fact
that the identity of the original owner
of the yoke has just been learned.
Some time ago M; Watson Pickrell,
a resident now of Tempe, this territory,
but formerly residing at Springfield.
III., and a graduate of the University
of Illinois in the class of 1.X73, learned
that the faculty of '.he school had long
been engaged in an effort to locate the
presentor of the yoke-, antl at once
wrote to President A. S. Draper, unify
ing him that he had given the yoke to
the school and making a sworn affida
vit to that effect. In his sta oment Mr.
Pickrell says ill part: "that in the year
173 he presented the ox-yoke to llv
university, and that his knowledge that
the yoke was made by Mr. Lincoln is
base d on tilt! fallowing facts, namely:
That the- yoke was given him by one C
M. Smith, late of the city of Spring
fit Id: thai Mr. Smith in a brol'aer-iu-low
of Mr. Lincoln, an. I a man of oigii
repute: '.hat Mr. Smii.li state 1 t him
that very soon after Mr. Liu.'olii re
turned to Springfield after his term in
congress, Mr. Lincoln and he (Smith
visi'ifd together near New S.ilem, III.,
where Mr. Lincoln once lived: that
while there th.'y attt n letl an auction of
farm chatties, among which was the
yoke: that the yoke was announcitl a:
the auction as having been male by
Mr. Lincoln and that the aunouncmen;
was acknowledge-.! by the latter as
true; tf.iat it was lc jk.'tl upon and talk
ed about as a curiosity because mad"
by a congress-man: that Mr. Smith bi-1
of;' the yoke anil retained it until he
gave- it to the deponeir:: that Mr. Smith
also stated to deponent that at the time
of buying the yoke he hatl n i ihougiit
that Mr. Lincoln would ever become
president, but that he thought tho yoke
was worth buying and keeping as a
souvenir because made by his bn L'hcr-in-law
and former member cf con
gress." In a letter to Mr. Pickrell T. J. Bur
rill, dean of general faculty and of
graduate school at the university, says
"Your information icgarding the yoke
was botih a surprise and a deligh-t to
me. I had erne belief fully settled in my
mind, anil that was that a cm' ':'!
trustee brought Ihe yoke and presented
it to Dr. Gregory as regent -of the Uni
versity. I have made inquiries during
the past ten years, everywhere I could
iliink of, -but without avail."
THE COCONINO PLAN
Both Wilson and Smith Are
. Pulled Off
(Neither Will Be Allowed to Speak in
Flagstaff This Campaign The
Colonel Was Sent to the Next
Town.
Flagstaff. Ariz., Oct. 3. (Special). -The
democratic central committee re
fused to allow Colonel Wilson to speak
' and the members say that Smith will
I not be permitted to talk here. Wilson
! left for Winslow on the first train, to
speak there tomorrow night.
This is the home of E. E. Ellmwood,
chairman of the central committee of
the half of the territorial convention
which nominated Smith.
The democrats of this county blame
both Smith and Wilson for the tangle
in which the party finds itself, though
a majority of them were originally fa
vorable to Wilson. They say that a
movement is being started extending
throughout the whole territory for the
removal of both parties from the ticket.
Though it is late in the campaign they
believe a democrat can be found who
can be elected. They are certain that
neither Smith nor Wilson can if thy
both run and they do not be.lieve that
either of them would be much stronger
if the other should withdraw.
The action of the committee was a
surprise to Colonel Wilson and his
friends here and no less to the friends
of Smith. It shows that the democrats
of Coconino are not merely neutral in
the Smith-Wilson fight, but are actively
hostile to both of them.
l0-NIGHT'S MASS MEETING
A Demonstration Which Will Be
Worth Going to See.
Ci-.airiiiaii Ai'jins of the republican
territorial cenCral committee has com
pleted all arrangements for the mass
meetCng tonight. w'hi:?h will be the
gre?tet': political demonstration ever
witnessed in Arizona, It will not be the
greatest, perhaps, in the sense that it
will be the most spectacular, bu. be
cause extraordinary pains have ben
taken to bring out people to hear some
wholesome trul'.-.s regarding subjects
which democratic trators have either
only slurred over or hinted at. It may
be aid thai 'tho key-note of the cam
paign will be sounded temicrht -and the
1 real opening will be made
Governor Murphy returned this m li n
ing from a -hurried, but very successful
j visit to tive northern counties. Beside
: the governor, the speakers will be Col.
I William Herring of Tucson, Captain G.
D. Christy und Col. M. H. MeCord.
I Two bands will be in atten.lanee and,
, in fact, all arrangements for a rousing
and most successful meeting have been
made.
(Jove in or Murphy will leave tomor
row nigh'i for a tour of the southern
counties and with others will address a
meeting at Tucson on Monday night.
The re-publican county campaign is
moving along nicely. There were meet
ings last night a-t Mesa and Cartwright.
The candidates are well received
wherever they go and are all confident
of success a month from today.
SETTLED DOWN
John Owens of Sacaton Married and
Engaged in Farming.
John Owens is probably the best
known among the whites of any native
on the Pima reservation. His father
was a white man, who tlied many years
ago, ami his mother was a Pima. John
was sent to school at an early age, in
fact was one of the first of the native
children in this part of the country to
be educated. He was an apt sludolit
antl in due time was given employment
in the Indian service in various posi
tions. He talks English fluently und
has often been sent out to persuade
the native children to attend school.
For many years he was employed at
the Alburtuertue school and later at
the; Phoenix Indian school.
He returned to Sacaton last June
from the school at Puyallup, Wash.,
where for a year previous he was e-m-ployed
as industrial teacher. He says
the Sound country is too we t for him
and his fe-et gave no signs of webbing,
so he returned to Arizona, which bett-r
suits his taste, resolved to settle down
to the peaceful life of a farmer.
On August 13 he was married to
Elizabeth Browning, a full-blooded
Pima Indian., but a well educated
young woman who was in the Indian
service for a number of years.
Mr. antl Mrs. Owens have a comfort
able house, a good team and farming
implements in the vicinity of Sacaton
and good prospects of a prosperous fu
ture. Mr. Owens was in Phoenix yesterday
and when questioned regarding the
condition of the Indians on the reserva
tion he said that it was very bad. There
are about X.iioo on the reservation and
3.0IM) of them are practically able as yet
to take e-are of themselves, but li.OOO
are really suffering from the effects of
the drouth. He said that the usual
grain crop of the reservation Indians
was about 6,00O.tl0n jHiunds, but during
the past season it only amounted to
300,000 pounds. That in itself is
explanatory. Nearly all the Indians
need help for present necessities anel
imany of them have absolutely nothing
to live on except the small government
rations doled out, consisting of wheat
ami flour. In the neighborhood of
Blackwater, above Sacaton,' the eoneli
tion is almost one of starvation.'
I The Indians, however, are hopeful of
next season and will put in a gooei
crop this fall. There is plenty of water
in the river at the present time but they
are discouraged and fearful that this
season's drouth may be repeated again
next year. Asked about the new irri
gating scheme south, of the Maricopa
mountains, by whie-h the underflow of
the Gila is to be piped to the basin of
a high water lake. Mr. Owens said that
the Indian boys are working on the en
terpi ise as fast as they can and hope it
will be completed by next spring.
THE ENDEAVORERS.
The Opening Session of the Illinois
Branch.
OIney, 111., Oct. 5. An exchange of
congratulations on the large attendance
was in order this morning when the
state Christian Endeavor association
assembled for Its first business session.
The session opened with a "eiuiet hour."
led by Rev. D. L. Temple of East St.
Louis. A song service was next on the
programme and then the delegates list
ened to an addTess of welcoume delivered
by Judge Allen of this city. The re
sponse was embodied In the annual ad
dress of President A. E. Turner of the
state organization. The morning ses
sion was brought to a close with a stir
ring address on "The Art of Jesus," de
livered by Rev. R. L. Marsh of Burling
ton, Ia. 1
Upon reassembling after luncheon the
convention divided into departmental
conferences for the -consideration of
different branches of the C. E. work.
The prayer meeting was led by Treas
urer O. S. Stowell of Alton. John
Nourse of Chicago addressed the mis
sionary conference and Mrs. Emma C.
Townley of Cairo led the social depart
ment conference. An interesting pro
gramme has been arranged for the op;n
meeting this evening. Rev. William
Parsons of Peoria will preside and the
chief features will be addresses on
Christian- work by Hale Johnson of
Newton, and William Shaw, treasurer
of the United Society of Christian En
deavor. The musical features of the
programme will be under the direction
of Professor E. O. Excell of Chicago.
REFORM AT DAWSON.
Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 5. The re
form wave "haw struck Dawson and the
days of gambling and the dance hall in
the Yukon capital are over. Officials in
the north acting upon instruction's
fro the admin'toration at Ottawa,
have decided that gamtbling and kin
rded evils must be closed down at onc,
VICTORY FOR GANS.
Denver. Oct. 3. Joe Gans gtrt a de
cision over George Young in the tenth
round.
A YOUNG MAN FROM TEXAS
He Tries to Negotiate Unnegotiahle
Paper.
Early yesterday morning a young
man by the name of Harry E. Lawton
was gathered in by Officers Hale and
Sullivan for vagrancy. Lawton, who
came to town last Monday, attracted
attention to himself the next day by
being caught in the act of investigating
a trunk in the room of William Clem
man's in the Wharton building. Law
ton explained his presence, but not his
occupation, by saying that he was
hunting a place where he could wash
his faee. A description of him was '
given to the police and some time after '
midnight he was observed by the of
ficers trying to negotiate a cheek on
the Phoenix National bank. The check
was for $-6, was signed by Lawton,
made payable to himself and his name
was written in red ink across the face
as payee; There was written in one
corner, for the further information of
tlte public "for sales em commission."
He offered the check for $1, or what
ever he could get for it, and agreed to
take it out in drinks.
When he was brought into polite
court he admitted his worthlcssness
and his presence in Clemman's room.
He said he had worked on Thurselay.
"Who?" Inquired the recorder. At first
Lawton saitl the e heck had been given
to him but being pinned elown, he con
fessed that he had drawn it himself. He
offered in extenuation themgh that he
had not tried to negotiate it for any
thing but liquor.
"Why," said he, "a man wouol be a
fool to take that kind of a check from a
stranger."
"A man is a fool who will' make that
kind of a check." said Officer Hale.
After having tried to lie himself out of
a bad hole, all the time getting in
de--)cr, ltwtoii 'began to plead for
mercy and cry. He promised that he
would never drink iiny more, never in
this world, if he were permitted to go
this time.
He was not turned loose on the com
munity. Lawton. is one of those fellows
who parts his hair in the middle and
turns it up in sweet little curlicues in
front of his ears. That style is not un
becoming to some young men, but the
some are ex.-eeeiingly few, Lawltin was
not one of the few. His appearance
alone would have justified his holding
to the grand jury on almost any charge
that might have suggested itself to the
arresting officer. .
DTJN'S REVIEW
An Advance in Prices Awaits More
Active Distribution.
New York, Oct. 3. R. G. Dun & Co.'s
Weekly Review of Trade tomorrow will
say: "The anthracite coal settlement
has been delayed another week and pu.'
effect of business in the east is more
apparent, though distribution in the
west and south seems le-ss active.
"Seasonable weather in the east
woultl quickly aid matters. Prie-es are
slightly lower in iron, wool, coal and
sugar, but the produce and textile mar-
kets are firm and in all departments of
these an effort by distributors to in
crease transactions would tiulckly ad
vance prices.
CHINA ON THE SEA
Intended Attack on a
Russian Cruiser
TO BE SWEPT OFF
The Allied Squadron Will Either Cap
ture the Chinese Fleet or Destroy
it The Russian Government At -sents
to the Latest German Not
Relative to the Punishment of
Chinese Perpetrators of Outrages.
London, Oct. 5. (4:13 a. in.) It hs re
ported in St. Petersburg, affording to
"the corresondent of the Times at the
Russian capital, that 'tire Chinese fleet
in Formosa straits attempted to en
gage the Russian armored cruiser
Burik, but the latter'a speed frustrated
, the plan. The correspondent saiys it
is probable that the allied squadron
will force the Chinese fleet to capitulate
!or will destroy i't.
RUSSIA AGREES.
Berlin, Oct. 5. The foil-owing dispatch,
fnrm St. Petersburg has been s?mi-of-flcially
issued: "The Russian govern
ment assents to the proposals in Count
von Buelow's note or October 1. M.
De Giers, the Ruisian .minister at
j Pekin. has been instructed in that
sense."
YUNG LIT NOT ACCEPTABLE.
Tien Tsin. Oct. 5. The ordere given
Yung Lu, commander of tihe North,
China army, 'to join, Li Hung Chang,
have been countermanded.
WHAT IT SIGNIFIES HERE.
Washington, Oct. 5. Tae dispatch
from Tien Tsin announcing that the or
der that Yung Lu join Li Hung Chang
has been withdrawn, is taken to indi
cate that he will not be forced upon the
peace commission and as an evidence
of the conciliatory attitude of China.
A RAILROAD DEAL.
Tien Tsin, Oct. a. The Germans have
demanded possession of the railroad
from Tien Tsin to Pekin and the Rus
sians have conceded the demand .
MR. BRYAN'S HOT WORK
He Rushed Through Indiana With
Breathless Speed.
Anderson, Ind., Oct. 5. The meeting
which closed here tonight was the last
of a series of remarkably large politi
cal demonstrations made in connection
with the appearance of W. J. Bryan in
Indiana. Mr. Bryan left Indianapolis)
early this morning with the intention of
visiting during the day as marry places
as possible in what is known as the gas
belt of the state, and in pursuance of
that purpose, he almost circled the city
of Indianapolis, visiting no fewer than
nine counties and making an even,
dozen speeches.
BASE BALL
Record of Games Won and Lost
Yesterday.
At t.'inciunafi St. Louis, 6; Cincin
nati, 1.
At Philadelphia Philadelphia
Brooklyn game postponed; wet
grounds.
At New York New York, 9; Boston,
1.
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FOOTBALL MEN ORGANIZE
For Assoeiation and Prepare For
Active Season.
A large number of football enthusi
asts last night at the board of
trade rooms and took the Initial steps
toward the formation of a local football
association. A temjiorary organization
was effee-ted and a permanent associa
tion will be completed at a meetins to
be held Monday night. Over half a
hundred players were represented at
the meeting and displayed a spirit of
enthusiasm which can hardly do else
than put life enough Into a team pro
duce the best eleven in the territory.
Mr. L. R. Kruger was chosen tempor
ary chairman and Mr. Irving Andrews
acted as secretary. Committees wer
appointed on organization and member,
ship, and it is believed that a list of
several hundred members will be se
cured. It is intended to invite a num
ber of citizens who do not play but who
are admirers eif the game, to become
niembe-rs of the assoeiation and thus
arouse interest that might otherwise
lie dormant. Football has for several
years been by far the most popular
fall athletic sport in Phoenix, but has
never been conducted on a proper basis.
Under the right kind of management
and with the large number of first
class players which are available there
should be no obstacle in the way of
placing the great American game in the
place it deserves in local favor. Active
practice will begin at once, two teams
will be formed, to gain what benefit
may 'be derived from practice against
each other. A game will probably be
secured with. Prescott for Thanksgiv
ing day.
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