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Ac t EJ . ELEVENTH TEAR. riKEXIX, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 7, 1900. VOL. XI. NO. 141. AM THIS SON A BURST BUBBLES Which Democrats Had Laboriously Blown Up REPUBLICAN RALLY The Most Effective Political Gather ing Last Night Ever Assembled In Arizona There "Was a Great Dissemination of Truth, Plainly Told, Eagerly Eeceived by an Aud ience of Thousands. Ths republican rally last night was as The Republican predicted it would be, the. greatest political gathering ever assembled in Arizona. It was distin guished not only ty a greater aueii.i- j ,ii)n whi,.n Would bless all who became ance than any other, but by the eager subject Ko it. All the national demo attention given the speakers. It was j ( im-,. issues, said governor Murphy, especially distinguished from tne di m- I were e-onjurie s eif demagogues, lie next oera'Ue meeting of a week ago u me spontaneous and hearty applause tailed out by every allusion to President Mo Kinley, Governor Murphy and the is sues, national or 'territorial, represented by them. It was further distinguish d j fiom all ether mass met tings, especially outdoor mass meetings, democratic or republican, by the fact that nobody got tired. Usually a crowd held for two hours on a somewhat chilly night be gins t. evaporate- after the lirsit siieaker has finished and adjournment is taken as a measure of self protection against humiliation. But last night all the crowd was present at, the clos? of the last speech waiting, like Oliver Twist, for more. The material appurtenances of the meeting had not been neglected by Chairman Adams of the territorial ventral committee. The committee had secured boith the Piineer and the In dian school bands whose stands were on either. side of the speakers' booth The former band arrived first, followed by ithe greater part of the crowd which was not already waiting eagerly, but patiently. T'h?n came 'the Indian s ehoel band and then the speakers and mem bers of the republican county ticket. The meeting was tailed to order by Chairman Adams in a stirring spree h. Th" bat;!.' cry f the t'..-u..':!-! pai ty four years ago. he said, was calamity. This year it was "more calamity." Against all this were the fulfilled re publican promises of four years ago and a confidence in the fulfillment of the present promises of the party. lie n -xt turned to the administration of Cov ernor Murphy, against which there was no blot. He had earned by his official life '.he faith of the people of Arizona He had been subjected to st.in icrous at tacks by his political enemies. He would now make use of an opportunity, not to explain anything or defend him self, but to lay bare facts which were already patent to many Arizonians and should he made known to all. CHAIRMAN CHRISTY. Chairman Adams then introduced the chairman of the meeting, Captain George D. Christy, as a worthy candi date for the nomination for delegate, who though defeated, had at once arisen in support of his suce-cssful op ponent. Chairman Christy taking the chair said vhat the people of the territories were indirectly, though intensely, in terested in national issues. The speak er discussed them at considerable length, strongly supporting tha repub lican view. These, however, he said, were matters upon which rs: dents of the 'territory might honestly differ, but there was one territorial question upon which no issue could be taken. That was statehood. Upon this everybody was agreed. Republicans knew an-! the speaker could net conceive how it might be disputed that the elei'.ion of Governor Murphy to congress was the beet way to obtain it Democratic delegates had been un able to do so. but a republican delegate in consonance with the administration whose expressions had already been favorable, and with a republican con gress, might be expected to bring tai long deferred hope to a realization. Captain Christy quoted expres sions in favor of statehood by nv mbers of the national republican committee and by Speaker Henderson, but in all of them hope seemed to hang upon a republican victory. Even in the improbable event of Bry an's election, the speaker se.id. nothing Tould be gained by the election of a democratic delegate, for the senate re publican would stantl more firmly than ever against the firma'tim of another democratic state. "The coming elec tion." sail Captain Christy, "will fix the status of Arizona. It therefore be comes the public ami personal duty of every man to east his vote for Gov ernor Murphy." whom he -.hen intro duced. GOVERNOR HI'lU'llY S ADDIlfiss. The next delegate to greeted with enthusiast co-igrf ss ic applaus which many W;il kn .wn democrats joined. Before entering upon his ad dress C.ovc-rnor Murphy briefly outline 1 it. He would, he said, discu-s tile r .1 i"ns why the interests of Ari: ma would be best served by republican success. He would not now or at any subsequent meeting during the campaign indulge in any criticism of his opponents er in any personalities against them. He then proceedei to review the a com plishments of the national republican party during the past four years in which a record had tw n raii lly made tip and all of f; had gloriously illum ined the party This? forr ;. a: .-. he sail, constituted one of t lit- brightest iges in -American history. The page . fore was one of t'ne darkest, hut n th accession of the republican party tD pnwer in lv.n confidence came out ot its hiding place and a rapid develop mer.'r of the resources i f the country rose to meet it. Early in his administration Mr. llc Kinley was confronted by a war in the pristctition of which the Blue an 1 ; infamous falsehood; neither 1 nor n.y the Gray vied with each other in lay- j brother ever owned a dollar's worth of ally. Arizona was the first to respond ! them." The governor furth-e' showed ami won a glorious place in ii. The Hag thai those b vnds had never gone beg of t he Hough CHers was brotigh'. hack j ging. 11 sai l that a misapprehension rent by bullets, stained by weather and might hon stly have arisen over :h" spiinhlod with blood, to be forever re-j sale at auction in New York of some gart'eil wil h evi reiice and love. Tin n first and second mortgage bonds of the came the end of the wr and its uncx- I. & A. C. as a part of the assets of a pecte.l fruits secured by the treaty of defunct bank. Those bonds, howeve r. Paris ratified by the" v.ftes of many ! did not come under the provisions of democratic senatois and sanctioned even by Mr. Bryan himself. Governor Murphy said he would not blame those democrats who opposed the policy of the government at that s'.age, but the inconsistency of (those who sup ported it then and now sought to undo for partisan purposes the work which they had assisted in accomplishing. The" cries of imperialism and militarism were bogies and did not possess even the charm of being new. They had be' n raised aga inst Jefferson arel Lincoln with no more reas n 'than they were now raised against the adminis tration. Militarism in this country and in this time was impossible, but there I might be an empire. Not an empire of power and oppression, but an empire i fur the extension of a higher civiliza- spoke of the diplomatie triumphs I'niled Stat'-s in China made p r the ssibie by tile course of the administration in the war with Spain and the even is sub sequent to it. He men ly t cut-in.-d upon the silver question to remind his dem ocratic hearers that Mr. Bryan had been flirting with them, had betray d them and was now engaged in making overtures to'the gold democrats. Speaking i f gold d -mo.-iats reminded the governor of t'ne recan'iation of Hon. Joseph Siblty of Pennsylvania, himself a presidential possibility, and one of Mr. Bryan's most ardent supporters four years ago. The recantation, or more properly a reply to a charge that he was a "Hopper" in having come our for the gold standard antl all either pol icies of the republican party was read by the speaker and is one of the most admirable campaign documents extant. LOCAL MATTERS. Governor Murphy then entered U7;on territorial affairs. There was nothing he said, in his public career, either as delegate to congresj cr as governor which he tcl't called upon to defer.-! or explain. His record was c lear and open ; for inspection by all. He desiied. though, to refer to two slanders, on" of which had been in circulation since four yeais ago. and the other since last June. Both were infamous falsehoods, as any one who would take the trouble to txamine would quickly perceive. Tilt; first was 'the Yavapai bond matte r. which 'the governor proceeded to punt'-: ture so thoroughly that when he had I finished nothing was left but the shriv- j eled skin which had contained that in- i tlation. He began with the legislative act authorizing Yavapai county to is sue th? bonds for the encouragement, of the building of the P. & A. C. rail- j road. The authorization was made, the j bonds were willingly and even enthusi- asticallv voted, the railroad was co:i- j striirte-i. the bonds were turned ov i 'to it and it was honestly operated torj eight years. In the meantime the in terest on the bonds was cheerfully paid and before 'the idea of repudiation was suggestc-d, $70,000 of them nail been r--1 tired. The railroad accomplished a great deal of good for the county, but ' was finally forced out of business by an opposition road. A't that time the re pudiation of the debt was not consid ered, home dou. t had been raised, not us to the county's inoi.il obligation, but us to the validity of the b- n is. .It wc s not well tskaidislM-d that tiie legislature had p iwer to authorize their issuance. In order to cure the invalidity of these bonds as well as that i f other county indebtedm ss siai'lai ly incurred a me morial to congre ss was inti odueed intf the Eighteenth legislatu-i e and pass, d unanim msly in the assembly and with a single dissenting vnte'in the council. This memorial played for remedial leg-i islaiion affecting '.he foregoing j ckc-s ftf securities, find direct- j ed the delegate to congress to' make use of ail means in his power to secure its enacmeiit. (J-overnor Murphy was the next delegate to con gress and in lS'.t.'i. with the aid of Sen ators Pe-rkins and White ef California, and Representative Hilborn of that state, secured such legislation as th memorial prayed for. Governor Mur phy said he was probably less ir.Muen- . tial In obtaining it than the gentiemt". who assisttd him, though he was proud of the part he had taken. A just debt had bee n secured and the name of the lerrito: for hones'ty had b . l pre served. THE PIMA COl'NTY BONDS. In the mealitime the Pima county bonel case had come into pr.mi'cem e. Those bonds had been issued under ;e legishv've act as a subsidy for a road whi h was to exchange for them its own1 se curilit P. Tile road v.as nee- r built, the s. e-i:ri; i--s were never cc-eong-1 1 ai.d the county nevt r paid any ino rest en the bonis. Suit was brought :iai:i--t the tounty ami' having been tailed to the supreme c-ui' t of the I'nited Stales the bone.s were declare .1 invalid Til- r : i:;:oii a tnusni .ii of tile invalid by of tiie Yavapai bonds was raised and suit was brought to prevent the loan commission from funding them In the meantime Coconino e'ounty. which had been strut-k eff from Yavapai, had; assumed its share of the county indebt- : edn. ss and had paid $1 10.000 of the Yav- j aval bonds brought sent against that I county which was now contending that j the debt was void Thus the Yavapai officials were forced Into the peculiar! ford it-inn of asserting the validity of t'n bonds in one suit and denying it ;n the lit in t In both t-AM-f the validity of: tile bonds was sustained Long before this the governor's po litical opponents had attempted to b. cloud the situation They sari that be fore the extension of the funding a t was secured the governor r.r.d his brother. Mr F. M. Murphy, had oh tained possp.asinn o" th"s- Ixmds. "That," paid the governor, "is a most the curn'tive act. The governor said bo attended the sale and believe! thoy brought about 10 cents on the dollar. It was further circulated that the act validating the Yavapai bonds and o. Ti ers of that class included the Pima bonds and all other county seeuriti s. It had even been recklessly asserted on the stump in this campaign that every fraudulent debt incurred or to be in curred had been validated. The gov ernor said that the Pima bonds were not considered. Toe United States su preme court had d ,-cided them to be worthless. Thtir status was res adjudi cata and it was the governor's opinion that the legislati-on did not reach them. He was confident that ihey would never j be pai I and could net be paid. Th's was the most complete exposi tion of the bond question ever ma le from the stump and it is probable that r.'.' her Mr. Smi.h n it- C 1. Wilson will try to blow up 'the shriveled skin again. The governor jokingly alluded to an uiteianee by one .f bis opponents in northern Arizona the other day. He said Wall sa-reet ha 1 fecured another lot of tei ritorial b onds and was now en de'ivoring to st-eure ihe elt'.'.ion of Governor Murphy 'that he might se cure the passage of another validating act. "If I am so influential." s.iitl the governor. "New York might as well eiis charge its two senators and thirty-four representatives and place its affairs in my hands. It is sai 1 that I control the courts of this territory, the supreme court of the I'nilttd States, the national eongress. ar.d 'chat I carry President Me-Kinley in my vest pecket. If that is so Webster and Calhoun were not in i." with me." AS TO MINES. 'Orvernvr Murphy then took up his so-e ailed minintr proclamation i'sued Ian June in which he warned eastern investois against fraudulent and sus picious mining companit s operating in this i;erritery. Their stocks were scat tered ail ov r the I'nited States. Many of them w-jre palpably fraudulent and i.thers were suspiciously so. He de nounced some of ill em by name and urged intending in .vstors to carefully scrutinize the ethers. His warning had been justified by subsequent evti.'.s. The harm to Arizona, however, h'.i 1 til ltady been accomplished. It had 1 come a stent h in the nostrils of 'the investing public in every pari of the I'nited States. A blow had beenSlealt from which the t cantry would not re cover in 'twenty yotrs. At this point Col. Herring sugges.etl to the governor that the mei' at the heatl of these great frauds were not risidenta of thj territory. "Tha'l is so." sail the governor: "they were eastern swindlers catching eastern suckers. The so-cabed pi e iama tion. said the governor. .lad injured no legitimate mining enterprise. On the contrary it benefited .Inm as honest owners of worthy properties had admitted. Governor Murphy's adC.re.-s was well received, was frequently applauded and we. ; pronounced his best effort. COL. WILLIAM HERRING. The next speaker was Col. Wm. Her ring, of Tucson, w ho had come to the meeting contrary to the advice of his physician. Col. Herring addressed, him self chit lly to the yubject of statehood, which he believed was now within reach if the territory would only put out its arm by the election of Governor Murphy to congress. The advantages of statehood were most apparent. There could be no complete deve.opment of re sources until statehood had been se cured. For thirty-six years the territo ry had been in bondage, and if con demned to thirty-six years, more of bondage there would be the same want of water to crown the valleys w ith fer tility and the same want of money for the development of the mines. There was a natural reluctance to in vest extensively in a territory. It -might n.'. be well founded, but it was existent. As a state Arizona would invite capital, antl besides could fur nish public aid for enterprises which the national government would not en courage. Col. Herring necessarily spoke briefly on a .count of a failing voice, but his appeal for statehood was perhaps the strongest ever made by an Arizonian. He hail, however, enough voice left to enliven his audience by a series of humorous ami applicable an ecdotes. The spetiking was c-oncludcd by Col. Mi-Cord. The Phoenix quartette, composed of colored singers, contribut ed to the general good feeling. There is no doubt that the met ting was a very effective one. and that the statehood ar guments and the pricking of the bond anil mining proclamation bubbles greatly increased Governor Murphy's st ri-ngth in this coiiniy. SCARING STUDENTS By Holding the Trust Bu?-a-boo Before Them. Indianapolis, Oct. C. At today Bryan addic.-sed the Greene-asto;-stuih nts of DePauw univeisity. warning them against trusts, deciai'ing it to be a sub ject of special interest to young men, as trusts We re calculated to curtail oppor tunities of individual effort and doom young men to perpetual clerkships. METAL MARKET. York. Silver, C!"4; Mexican New dollars 4 A CRUEL FALSEHOOD That No More Relief Was Needed at Galveston. The Red Cross, Under the Personal Direction of Clara Barton is Still at Work, and There is Much More to Be Done. Galveston, Oct 6- Mayor W. C Jones requests the associated press to trans- nvit the Mowing: "The Red Cross agent at New York telegraphs that reports have obtained publicity that Clara Barton has been in Washington two weeks and is there now, and that all need of relief work: lit re is past. "This is not true: Miss Barton has been here constantly since her arrival the week after the storm. There is an i immense amount or work still to be done. Corpses are still being found on an average of twenty a day, and Miss Barton will remain here as long as the Red Cross can be of benefit to the stricken people. "Galveston is not exploiting her sor rows or sufferings, but thousands are living in tents and hundreds are crip pled. All the able bodied are working antl file whole people are making the bravest kind of tin effort to overcome th'-ir misfortunes." JEE0XE AFFAIRS A Most Successful Concert Given by the Band. Jerome, Ariz.. Of.. .". (Snecial corres pondence of The Republican. The fire laddie 3 were out yesteiJay afternoon j for -a short time, experimenting with I the chemical engine. A lire was set in I some boxes be low the .steam laundry. I an t a te-t made of the extinguishing power of the chemical. The test was very satisfactory. ; Mrs. I. Young, wife of one of the elec- ' tricians, arrived fr m California this week to join her husband. They have rented a house and will nitik-e this ' their future home. j Prosss and Winehell returned fiv.ii a trip to their mining claims ,n Oak j creek, yest rday afternoon. They re-. I "W f !! I . spec s eot I enough to sa: i isi'y them that they have s une good j property. Th. y did se-veral fee t of de velopment wo Ic while there'. Mrs. A. H. Rogers was. summoned from Los Angeles this week to see her hus'eand. who is very s.ek in t.ie hos pital in Jerome. She arrived and his been almost co.istantly by his side since. He is suffering with peritonitis. Mr. Rogers has worked at the smelter in Jerome for years. Mrs. Rogers is a relative of W. C. Gril'fen, ihe candy maker. i E. C. Freeman nnive.l tt-iih h; t,-;ev ami three children Monday morning, They ci.artered a team and went to the Verde river to the ranch of E L Jor- i,,n immediatelv f r ,htt in. The Freeman family we re living in Texas at the time of the terrible tidal wave. They were living so far from the coast they were not injured by the wa ter, but their houses and other eai ,h ly possessions were blown away bv t.'i" .itiiu. j iniiKiug mat tney nael all thr y wanted of a state where sueh things happen, th;y rolled out for Arizona, where there are no di'.i .rous waves or winds to contend .with. Mrs. R. N. ropeiand came in from California Monday morning to join her husband, who is one of the fixtures i f Jerome. Mr. Oopeland came to this place two yt-ais ago to see his son, J. W. Oopeland. and never returned again. If Mis. Copfland likes the town as well as her husband she w ;il stay also. If she do.s not like ..he looks of things she wiil go ba-k to her California horn . Vie tor Wager returned this afternoon from a iiip to the southern part of th territory. He will remain in Jerome un til after khe election is over. Yesterday morning at 7 o'clock oc curred ihe death of the 7 year old son of Mr. and Mis. Louis lsscglio. from it complication of bronchial-pneumonia and croup. The child had been si ly a fi-w day?. The elder sister of the little boy. i; will be remembered, died in Los Ange-les the l .th of last month, of dij htheria. The giief stricken pa rents returned to Jerome with their either children, or.iv to be aoraln m ni trated so jon w jth grief over the loss ot '.hen- little son. Owing to the fact mat the little girl e.ied with diphtheria' speike here last night to a fair sized the opinion was prevalent in Jerome. ' gathering. Judge Murphy pre and is yet, t.iae tn-e hoy died of diph- - , . . , , , . theria. The ptople are b.rDy fright- ma,le a bnef Fneech deploring filed over the affair, and fear the the sI'''t in the democratic party. lie spread :f the disvase, bt.t Dr. Hart, introduced Smith as the only regular, who attenletl tiie sufferer, states jiosi- live, sinion pure democratic congres tively that there wt-re no smyptoms of; sioiial nominee. diphtheria. j Smith told how it all happeneel and May it- Tovn a and Marshall R iberts Kllvo Wilson a good, old fashioned as repres'-ntativi s of the town tt" key roasting, and sarcastically nar ainl H. J. Allen representing the Ialed the colonel's proposition to leave school, took measures to prev. nt the tne matter of w ho should be thenominee possibility of t'ne dis -use spreading by! to a republican territorial secretary or ord. ring the business place of Mr. Is- to tne result of heads or tails by llip soglio closed for a time, an 1 tiie family Ping a nickel. He went for Barnes, to keep in seclusion. Most ,-rsotis w ho Tom Smith and Farish for sneaking have looked into the matter imi. i- i i!lv off to republican headquarters like mid- j believe that there was no di; htheria in i the family after th, girl died, but there are otheis who choose to believe e..h- i ei wise. Rather than to be censured, ' and to be t 10 tautious rather than too reckless, the- ofli' ia's thought best to act as they are acting. The fune ral of ! 'h ' decease. 1 took place this afternoon I at - o'clock fr. ni the family residence "" ' '-ieij atieii.ien. ues wno nopea to De stricken Dy con- The band concert on the evening of ', gressional lightning. He kindly re t he .'ltd at the open house was a howl-' membered Gov. Murphy as running ing succ-t -s from e very standpoint. over the country plastered, vest, coat That is the verdict rendered by a ' and all with legalized Yavapai county k.rge audience. We are beginning t teu-.eis and assured his Kingman friends think that Jerome well one ,;ay elec- that Mnrphv had no possible show of i trify the world with the talent of the musicians who will graduate here and go forth to play iief ore the crowned heads of the old countries across the deep water. This particular concert had been planned for weeks yes, for months, and right faithfully had tha boys been preparing for the occasion when it should come. The opening se lection was played on the pavement in front of the company store, at X o'clock. The crowd soon assembled and followed ihe horn-l.lowt rs into the hall, where there were sieats for everyone. Th,. opening- was -a selection by Ihe band. Miss Boyd folowed with a piano -selection, antl proved herself a musi cian of rare attainments. Her touch is light ami masterful. She was enctueel by the appreciative audience, but her heart was of stone and she would not respond. A march by the orchestra was excellent. The members of the or chestra were also encored, but showed the stony heart. A. Ingraham was next on the pi ogiamme. He is a violinist of great ability, and amused his heareis very much. He was encored by the hungering multitude, but answered not. J. Peralto, the talented cornetist, play ed a solo for the edification of the peo ple that was very fine. He is a musi cian of which any town would feel proud. Mikado was acted and sung by a number of young men who are stars at the business. They were dressed in the flowing robes of the Japanese, and had the fans and general appearance of the little brown men from across the world. Edgington was a trifle too port ly to pass anywhere except in Jerome for a Jap, but he did his part real well. They were called for for minutes after the completion of the performance, but as Ihey could think of no other sri ie-tly Japanese sung- and dance, they grace fully de'clinetl the honor of apieariug a second time in their uniform. George Stewart planted his music snnd well to the front of the stage and poured forth ;. tiil-.a solo theit took the house by storm. The tuba was so large nhat George was hidden behind it. He blew so hard that he blew himself into the j horn, all but his feet, and had hard j work extricating himself after the home stretch in his music book was I reached. He' was seconded by the bal ance of the band. George plays the tuba very well and is erdent in his de sire to excell in his specialty. Right here let me stop and say that the song by Mr. Marsh was a nice feature of the entertainment. He has a ginvd voice. Mrs. Courtney Min'ty, who is a favo ii:e with the Jerome people, rendered , a vora! selection in hr usual pleasing manner. She was encoreel until it was a plain ease that in order t allow the programme to be completed she would have to respond with another song. She responded and 'the crowd subsided. Mrs. Thorlieck presided at the piano for a saint time and wa.i loudly cheered. She is a good pianist and is weii liked in the town nf Jetome. Before she gave her heart antl hand Ho Gits Thtr he ek she was prominent in all socials and concerts but has been wrapped in her home aftairs since then till she is seldom before the public. Her play ing is always appreciated. The band played "Suetc Dreams" at this stage, of the game t the eiei'igr t of the au dience. Ingraham took the floor and sawed off a selection which was de lightful. His violin playing was one of the best parts of the entertainment. Mr. Ingraham is a fine leoking youth and caused many a blush to ripple down the cheeks of numerous young la dies present. The band then poured forth a great sound which was called "De Cake Walk Coon." It was a dis tinctly Jerome piece and was the best piece played by the hand during the evening. After the completion of 'the progiamme the band played a pa;rijtic air and it was all over. Too much credit cannot be giv en the hand boys for the way th'y have improved since they organized. At that time there were only a few members who could tell tiie difference between a piece of music and China writing. Now the band is as good as the aver age town in Arizona has, and is fast pulling to the front. In anmtiier year the Jerome band will have made a rec ot J f ir itself. E. D. Tread well is again in Jerome after a trip to California on mining business. Col. Resworth returned from his New York trii yesterday morning. He is I Joking well. The whole town seems to be prepar ing to go t.) the ball tonight to be given by the Miner's union. About Mil tick ets have been sold alreaely at $1.00 each. d. d. Mcdonald. MARK, THE DEMAGOGUE He Talks of Silver and Wilson at Kingman. Kingman, Ariz., Oct. 6. (Special.) Mark Smith and E. E Eilinwood night assassins, three clays after the Maricopa county primary had selecteel an instructed delegation for him, to name a contesting delegation of ques- tionable identity to defeat the will of a majority. He said Wilson desired to withdraw from the convention, but bei ing weak in the flesh he was dominated by Barnes, Farish and certain Prescott- election. He then repeated his old time 16 to 1 silver speech amid applause, and lauded his ideal, the Matchless Bryan, to the skies. Ife denounced the repub lican party for its position on impel iil ism and militarism and did not forget the trusts, but ignored the paramount issue, statehood. Mark seemed to have the .best of Wilson in this meeting. The band played Annie Rooney and the boys had a banquet. Gov. Murphy will receive a good vote here. o A MYSTIC TIE. San Francisco, Oct. (!. A link in tiie chain uniting the Hawaiian islcnds with the I'niled States is about to be forged. The new bo.itl of fraternal re lationship is to be supplied by the Mys tic Shriners of this country, a large number of whom are gathering in San Francisco preparatory to deparcing for Honolulu, where a temple of the order is about to be instituted. The excur sionists, who will number several hun dred and represent Mystic Shrine lodg es in many different sections of the United States, were to have sailed on their pilgrimage tomorrow, but the date of departure has been peistponed until next Thursday, in deferen e to the de sire of many of the loetl members to attend the convocation of :h? Masonic Grand Lodge to be held early in the coming week. The delay will also serve to increase the number of pilgrims, as many of those from a distance vr unable to reach this city in time to denart to morrow. Advices receive ! frtim those in charge of the local arrangements in dicate that a score of states will be rep resented among the pilgrims, includ ing delegates from Michigan, lllit.ois. Pennsylvania, Ohio, and many of the western states. The trip will be made on the steamer Zealandia, which l.its been specially chartered for the occa sion. At Honolulu the visitors will be royally entertained by the Masonic bod ies of Hawaii. An entire week will be spent in the islands and the excursion ists are scheduled to reach San Fran cisco on the return trip early in No " ember. MEETING AT MAYER A Big Republican Rally Held Last -Night. Mayer, Ariz., Oct. 6. (Special.) An enthusiastic republican mass meeting was held here tonight. A special train came down from Preseort bearing about one hundred excursionists, all re publicans. Some fifty residents of May er and Vicinity were in waiting, and af ter the arrival of the train the gather ing was organized by the selection of Geo K. Brown as chairman. Mr. Brown made a rousing republican speech by way of opening ceremony. He was followed by A. J. Doran, candi date for council, J. E. Morrison, can didate for district attorney, E. A. Hag gott, candidate for county treasurer. Attorney T. C. Job, and otheis. All made ringing speeches and the hearty applause and good nature of the au dience showed conclusively that their remarks were heartily endorsed. There were many democrats in the audience, but most of them expressed themselves as supporters of N. O. Murphy for del gate to congress, preferring to vote for a capable republican who can be elected rather than waste their ballots on Smith or Wilson. A dance is now in progress and all are having a gootl time. The special train will return to Pres cott at 12 o'clock. MR. CLEMENS HOME COMING London, Oct. G. Prominent among the trans-Atlantic passengers on the steamers sailing for America today are Samuel L. Oleimens (Mark Twain) ai.el Frank D. Higbee, a member if the Aniercian Reel Cross society. Mr. Clem ens returns to America after an ab sence ef several years, during w hich time he traveleel three-quai'ters of the way around the world, later spending a year or more in Vienna, to allow his daughter to complete her musical ed ucation in that city. Mr. Clemens has spent the last year in England hard at work on his new novel which is now nearly completed. Mr. Higbee returns to America to re port the success of his unique mission of collecting from the various sover eigns and prominent people throughout Europe end-of-the-century sentiments which are to be used at "watch-night" meetings and festivities in the I'niteel States December 31. 1900. under the .aus pices of the Red Cress society. POPE THANKS PRESIDENT Approves Attitude Tow ard Church in Philippines. London, Oct. 6. Archbishop Ireland, who is here from Rome on his way to the I'nited States, in an interview to day is eiuoted as saying: "In eme of the aueliences which he granted 'me, the pope said: " " 'We are well pleased with the rela tions of the American government to Ihe church in Cuba and the Philippines. The American government gives proof of good will antl exhibits a spirit of justice and respect for the liberty ami rights of the church. You w ill thank in my name the president of the republic for what is being done." "When I repeated to Cardinal Ram polla, the papal secretary of state, my conversation with the pePe. the cardi nal declared such statements were what he, personally, believed and knew to be true, and that I was at liberty to repeat them to the American people. "Furthermore, Cardinal RaoipoIIa said that on no less than three different occasions petitions had been sent to the Vatican, in the name of the Filipino leaders, asking that direct official rela tions be opened between them and the Vatican. But the Vatican has always refused to listen to such petitions, out of consideration for the American government." THE END IN SIGHT The Miners Themselves Will Decide It MITCHELL INDICATED The Strikers are Continuing to Make the Tie-Up Tighter, But There Is a Realization That the Operators Have Made Their Last Conces sion and Something Will Eavt to Give Way. tlazelton, P. A., Oct. 6. That the great anthracite coal strike will be end ed in a short time seems tonight to be almost certain. President Mitchell's announcement this, afternoon in his Shenandoah speech -that a convention of anthracite miners will be held in a few days for the purpose of allowing the men to decide for themselves whether they should continue on strike serves to remove all eloubt about the matter. Opinion as to wether the men will receive a ten per cent advance in divided, but there is a good number who believe the men will receive the ad vance on the belief that the operators have reacheel the limit of their conces sions. The strikers made large gains in the Hazel ton region today. They closed the Lat timer colliery of A. Pardee & Co. completely this imorning. and this afternoon they claim they have suc ceeded in inducing the men employed, at Derringer colliery to stop work. The only colliery in full operation is Coxe's mine at Beaver Meadow. Pres ident Mitchell went to Shenandoah this afternoon and will remain out of town until tomorrow. No additional notices ! announcing an increase in wages have ! been ptisted thus far. Everything is uiet. SCENE OF A FORMER TRAGEDY. La ttimer, Oct. 6. This was the most exciting day in Lattimer since the trag edy three years ago. when twenty-two strikers were shot to death by deputy sheriffs. Two thousand strikers carry ing American flags and headed by a fife and drum corps entered the city early this morning and marched and counter marched through the streets till the whistles blew for starting the works at the collieries. ' No one responded. The crowd greeted thi3 with great enthusi asm. They formed again and paraded till 8 a. m., when they dispersed to their homes. WITHOUT PROTECTION. Philadelphia, Oct. 6. Pardee & com pany have posted notices at their mines declaring that as the governor, mili tary companies and sheriffs of Luzerne have failed to prevent the marching of strikers and the intimidation of their employes their mines will be closed until further notice. NOT ATTRACTIVE ENOUGH. Scranton, Oct. G. In compliance with an agreement reached by the individual coal operators covering Lackawanna and Wyoming valleys, a notice signed by each operator was issued this morn ing, offering an increase of ten per cent in wages. Nobody went tr work. A majority of the strikers hold that the proposal is too low. but say they will abide by President Mitchell's decision. A NORTHERN CYCLDNE Which Picked Up Heavy Cars and Scattered Them About. Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 6. A special to the Times from Biwabik, Minn, says: A cyclone passed through the northwest part of Biwatik today, wrecking the entire Canton shop, power house, shaft houses A and B pockets, the blacksmith shop and outbuildings, tore the Duluth mines power house and shaft asunder, and several ore cars standing near them . were demolished. dropping wreckage over the entire country. Some of the heavy cars were picked up and dropped in the Duluth pit near the power house. Two smriall engines on 'the Drake and Stratton works were blown off the dump. The damage is $75,000. RAILWAY BROTHERHOOD. Toledo, Oct. 6. An important meet ing of railway trainmen is to be helel here tomorrow for discussion of mat ters of mutual interest. Several hun elred mce.tibers of the different organi zations of railway employees are ex pected to be in attendance. Prominent officers of the organizations arrived to il ay and special trains from Columbus. Cleveland. Elkhart and other places are scheduled to bring a host of members early tomorrow morning. The orders represented are: The Or der of Railway Conductors, the Broth erhood of Railway Trainmen, Brother hood of Locomotive Engineers, Broth erhood of Locomotive Friemen and Or der of Railway Telegraphers. One of the most Important matters to be dis cussed is the proposed establishment of a new pension fund for railway employ ees. If the sentiment of tomorrow's con ference is favorable to the project a second meeting will be held in the near future to further discuss the matter and arrange plans for bringing tthe scheme before the railway companies.