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RBPTOMCAN. Sunt Art n.f. J T ;, -'-'pr "nry of Con IBLrEVBNTII YEAB. rnCEXIX, ARIZONA, TIIUKSDAY MORNINGr, OCTOBER 18, 1900. S'cs. VOL. XI. NO. 152. THE PEACE BEGINNING Mr. Wu Desires To Place His Country Right A VIGOROUS DENIAL That the Edicts Ordering the Punish ment of Chinese Guilty of the Outrages Upon Foreigners "Were Forged and Intended Only to Fool the Foolish Allies A Preposter ous Pekin Lie, He Says. London, Oct. 17. Tho Chinese min ister. Sir Chih Lo Feng, asserts that peace negotiations have actually be gun at Pekin between the Chin se plenipotentiaries and representatives of the powers in the Tsung Li Yamen buildings. SUBJECT FOR THE REICHSTAG. Berlin, Oct. 17. It is understood that Emperor William will send a special message regarding the Chinese situa tion to the reichstag when that body reconvenes on November 14, the date agreed upon (today between Emperor William and Count von Bueimv. WERE NOT ORDERED PUNISHED. Pekin. Oct. 17. It is regarded as cer tain that all the imperial edicts order ing the punishment of high officials are forgeries concocted with a view of pre venting the allies from advancing on Pad Ting Fu. Prince Ching and Li Hung Chang deny their authenticity. DENIED BY WIT. Washington. Oct. 17. Minister Wu this morning conveyed to the president a letter of thanks from the Chinese emperor for the . consideration shown by the United States during the Chi nese troubles, similar to those already sent Japan, and Russia. Referring to the report from Pekin that the edict for the punishment of Chinese official was forged, .the minister aid the story was preposterous and should re ceive no credence whatever. . Russia's determination to pursue a policy coincident with the other pow trs, as announced yesterday, is regard ed by officials as the most importan' development and doubts are .expressed as to whether this move is d signed to insure Russian occupation of Man churia or only another step in the pa cific tendencies beginning with the withdrawal of the Russians from Pekin. There is a strong impression lure that the trend of Russia's action i.-i toward the ultimate acquisition of Manchuria. WANTS TO BEGIN AT ONCE. Washington. Oct. 17. M. Thlebnut. the French charge, today presented a memorandum to the state department asking that peace negotiations with China begin immediately in accord ance with the favorable action of tho powers on the recent French note. VICTIMS OF CHINESE Belated Stories of Slaughter of Missionaries. Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 17. The Hong Kong Daily Press publishes well au thenticated details of the massacre of 'the missionaries and native Christians in Shan Si. Governor Yu, who was admitted to be responsible for Mission ary Brooks' murder, is declared to be directly responsible fo? the Shan Si massacre. The story begins with the murder of Miss Whitechurch and Miss Sewell, whoise house was surrounded and burned by the Boxers, their ap plications for protection to the local magistrate winh the statement that his soldiers were for the protection of the Chinese and noe for such as they. The reply being made in the presence of the mob, the crowd thereupon broke into the house and looted it. Miss White church and MiSd Sewell were then seized, stripped and clubbed to death. Miss E. Coombs of the Baptist mis sion was burned to death in her own house, the mob seizing her as she at tempted to escape and flinging hrr back into the burning buildings. All the other missionaries, numbering thirty three, fled to ithe mountains, but were arrested and s nt back laden with chains and iron collars. They were driven on foot to the governor's yamen. whfre the Boxers were allowed to tor ture th'-m until they slowly expired. Governor Yu and his sjldiers looked n while th. butchery was in progre-s and thii'ty-three heads were afterwards displayed outside the 'yam-, n. The same day ten Roman Cath die priests and forty native Christians were sim ilarly slain. At Taikyou eight mis sionaries were hacked to pieces and at Yan Chow Fu four American mis sionaries, Mr. and Mrs. Price and their daughter and Mrs. Altwa'.cr and their It wo girls were horribly tortured be fore they were finally stabbed to death. OTHER OUTRAGES. Victoria. B. C. Oct. 17. News Is brought by the Empress of Japan that four fathers of th ' mission Etrangeres, with their converts, defended Santaize, Manchuria, for two months against t'hinese r gulars and Boxers before being relieved by thr- Russians. Their unfortunate village of only about 1.100 people had about 600 cannon balls' and in.000 cartridges fired into it. Yet they lost only twenty dead and seven te. n wounded, mostly women and chil dren. The village was destroyed and the church wrecked. The attacking force had 100 soldiers killed and sev enty wounded. AMEUICAX STREET UAH-WAYS. A Convention of Managers Begins at Kansas fit y. Kansas City, Mo.. Oct. IT. This morning's session of the American Street Hallway association convention was opened with an interesting paper by C. O. Simpson of Augusta. Ga., on the subject of the routine of a street railway, electric and gas lighting com pany. Mr. Simpson's paper was fol lowed by the report of the committee appointed at the last convention to consider the practicability of a stand ard unit of comparison. The report was presented by H. C. Mackay of Milwau kee. The session closed with a paper on -Departmental Accounts." by H. L. Wilson of Boston. This afternoon the delegates and their ladies were taken in charge of the local reception commit tee and shown about the city in car riages. A SOUTHERN PACIFIC WRECK. EI Paso. Texas, Oct. 17. A fatal wreck occurred on the Southern Pacific today sixty miles east of this city. A bridge gave way as a westbound freight train was passing over it and the engine and four cars went down. Engineer John Schaffer and Fireman W. B. Edison were killed. o HE WAS AN ARIZ0NIAN Because the Air of This Territory Had Lengchened His Life. Lexington. Va., Oct. 17 Ex-Post-master-General William ,E. Wilson, author of the Wilson tariff bill, died here sudd nly today. Mr. Wilson, who was C7 years of age. spent la.-t winter at Castle Creek Hot Springs. On his return to Lexington he spent a short time in Phoenix, an 1 in a talk with a reporter for The- Re publican, said his health had been t-o much improved at the springs, and as he believed his life had been prolonged indefinitely, he had become an Ari zonian. His step was then light and his manner cheerful, notwithstanding nine months before his life had been despaired of. He expected ito return this winter. Late in the summer his health began to fail and on the opening of the pres idential campaign in Virginia, where he had been announced as the princi pal speaker, he was forced to send a telegram regretting his inability to be present. Mr. Wilson was a scholarly gentle man. Having received a bachelor's degree from the Columbia college, D. C. a't the extremely early age of sev enteen, having completed in this time his course at the University of Vir ginia, he entered the -confederate army and served during the war. He did not enter upon the practice e f law until 1S71, having spent the pre vious years as professor of La'in at Columbia. He next devoted himself to politics, in which h? became conspicu ous as the author of the Wilson-Gorman tariff law and as postmaster-general in the latter part of President Cleveland's administration. At 'the time of his death and for three years before he was president of Washington and Lee university at Lexington. A GERMAN CRISIS. Berlin, Oct. 17. Persistent rumors are current that Prince Holienlohe is about to resign the Imperial chancel lorship. The minister of foreign af fairs, von Buelow, is closeted with Em- l peror William at Homburg today. HOHENLOH'E'S SUCCESSOR. Berlin, Oct. 17. The Kolnische Zel tung asserts that Prince Hohenlohe has tendered his resignation as .imperial chancellor, and it has been accepted. According to the same authority Em peror William has designated as the retiring chancellor's successor Count von Buelow, minister of foreign affairs. PIRATES DO BETTER Pittsburg Defeats Brooklyn in Third of Championship Series. Pittsburg, Oct. 17. In the third of the championship series Pittsburg played in old-time form and did not leave Brooklyn a leg to stand on. Philippi did excellent work in the box and was given gilt-edge support. The score: Pittsburg, 10; Brooklyn, 0. OHIO KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. Columbus, O., Oct. 17. Columbus Is gayly decorated in honor of the visi tors to the fifty-eighth annual conclave of the Ohio Grand Commamiery of the Knights Templar, which was formally opened this morning with Hora?e I. Bradbury, of Galllpolis, grand com mander, presiding. The gathering con tinues two days and the business ses sins will be interpersed with parades, drills and other sp.tctacu Vr features. Cincinnati, Toledo. Cleveland, Youngs town, Dayton and other cities have sent large delegations and the conclave promises to be one of the most success ful ever held by the grand eommand ery of Ohio. BIGGEST ON RECORD. New York, Oct. 17. This morning be fore leaving for upstate points, Bryan declared that last night's meeting was ! the largest demonstration he had ever witnessed anywhere and that he was satisfied with his reception. IN NEW YORK STATE Both Parties Now Ready For a Big Fight Mr. Bryan's Present Tour of the Em pire State Regarded as a Mistake Productive Only of Votes For McZinley. New York, Oct. 17. The campaign is growing hot. A number of political authorities will have it that this state; is to be the battleground of the na tional campaign, but that the state will go republican seems generally accepted as a foregone conclusion. Both camps arc waking up for the big struggle of the next two weeks. Chairman Odell of the republican state committee and his assistants have completed arrange ments for two weeks of the greatest campaigning in the history of politics. Governor Roosevelt and Senator D -pew are to be the chief orators of the final demonstration of the campaign, but many other prominent men will take part, and it is expected that ex President Harrison will make one or more speeches in the state after Mr. Bryan has completed his tour. Beginning on October 22, Governor Roosevelt is to go through the state on one special train and Senator Depew will swing around the other side of the state on a special train at the same time. All the large cities and towns are to hold monster mass meetings, and fully 200 orators will be at work every night. Ex-Governor Black is to make a number of speeches in the chief cities. Representatives Payne and Shet'man and Lieutenant Governor WooJruff are to be at work at the same time, and the speakers from other states who are to help out in the grand rally include Senators Lodge of Massa chusetts and Foraker of Ohio, and Rep resentative Dalzell of Pennsylvania. Every nook and corner of the state is to be canvassed and the voters aroused by big meetings and plenty of good speaking. DEMOCRATS LOSING HOPE. While the republicans are leaving no stone unturned to. complete their cam paign, the recent statement of Frank Campbell, chairman of the democratic state committee, would seem to indi cate that extraordinary effort is un necessary. This statement of Camp bell is regarded as a practical acknowl edgment that the democratic national and state tickets are not likely to carry in New York, and seems to be also an effort to throw the responsibility for di.-astrous results on Richard Crok r. When questioned about the outlook .Mr. Campbell said: "We will carry New York, I think, if the democrats of New York city pile up a majority of X0.000 for Bryan. Every thing up the state is all right. We will make gains there. From all the interior counties come reports that gold demo crats and republicans are going to vote for Bryan and Stanchfield, but we may need about SO.000 majority in Greater New York. Don't you think we can get it?" Mr. Campbell asked the question with a childlike smile. When his attention was called to the fact that in 1S90 what is now Greater vNew York gave Mc Kinley a majority of more than 50.0J0 he seemed mildly surprised and showed no disposition to pursue the subjec t further. He made it plain, however, that it was "up to" Croker to produce the 80,000 majority in this city, and that if it were not pioduced the chief of Tammany Hall would bp held respon sible for the defeat of the democratic national and state tickets. Mr. Croker, it is asserted, does not expect a majority of more than 40.000 for Bryan in this city, and some of his shrewdest lieutenants do not count on more than 30.000 or 35.000, so the call for 80.000 majority below The Bronx is not likely to be met. When Croker was In formed about the statement of the chairman of the state committee he was not pleased. "I have nothing to say," he growled. "It is too early to make a canvass or give figures. Anybody who wants to do figuring can do so. I won't." CROKER ON FIGURES! Croker was asked what he thought of a poll made by a morning paper, showing 2S"i electoral votes for Me Kinley. "It's wrong all wrong." he ans wered. "I won't discuss cietails, but I know it is all wrong. Bryan will be elected." It is learned tonight that Tammany has hired every available vacant hall from the Battery to Harlem for every evening from now to election day. Hundreds of speakers are being drilled and prepared for these meetings. Great quantities of fireworks and red fire have been contracted for. Two hundred huge searchlights and stereopticons have been obtained. Every big build ing up town will be swept by search lights and plastered with Tammany mottoes by stereopticons. Five hund red young orators will be turned loose to speak from platfor.rs, cart tails and stands on street corners. District lead ers twill be warned that they must not show the slightest sign of cessation. No brass bands will be paid for by the main organization, except at the big meetings. It there are brass bands at district meetings the district leaders must pay for them out of their own pockets. Fireworks are also for the big meetings alone. There will be no torch light parades fostered by the main or ganization, but doubtless there will be many district leaders who will arrange for parades of their own. While all will be bustle, hurrah and red fire in the city, it is quietly reported that the Bryanite campaigners are at loggerheads again over the arrange ments for Mr. Bryan's tour of the state. The dates for this state junket were fixed by the national committee. Croker has declined to be responsible for any pari of the tour except in the city. Chairman McSuire has billed a hippi drome for some forty cities and towns with Golden Rule Jones as one of thr star attractions, and now some of lb" up-state leaders are saying that the nip will do more harm than good. Every Bryanite in this section of the ,C"Uiury understands fully that th" visit of the candidate to New York ii part of a huge game or bluff. This bluff is expected to influence a few hesitat ing voters in the west. Thus far the Bryanite campaigners are agreed on the game, but seme of them say that the proposed trip through the state with bands, special trains, flrsworks. and Golden Rule Jones will be a big mistake. These men insist that to make the bluff effective Mr. Bry an should speak only in this city to the big crowds that Tammany can produce and then jump right back to ; during. the past week by the uncer the west and tell the voters there hov . . .. . , . . .. .... - ... all New York had promised to vote for Unties incident to the situation of the him'- These thoughtful Bryanites say : 'moment. The underlying feeling of con that if the candidate goes on a Hying fidence has permitted occasional up- trip through the state, and the crowds should be small, the enthusiasm mild,! the entire effect of the bluff would be; lost. They also argue that if the trip up the state should result m arousing great political activity, and getting out a heavy vote the advantage would lie with the republicans. These men assert that of the stay-at-home voters of the state three out of every five are repub-j licans, and that if Bryan's trip brought them all to the polls McKinley would benefit in that proportion. A HUNTER'S FATAL ERROR Shot His Companion Thinking: He Was a Bear. Williams. Oct. 17. (Special). One of the saddest accidents that has taKen place here tor years o. currea yester day, when Matthew Grose aeciden tally shot and killed James Yuree. The two boys, who were the closest of friends, were out hunting in the vicin ity of Bill Williams mountain. They nan got separated, one smog one .. nuu -i.iiuon i cau.-mg some ar- witn tne others on the platform. and tho other in the opposite direction prehension at the European centers About the time Milton retived the around a hill. that quite important shipments of the' first shot in the arm he fired his first After they had been separated some yellow m-tal may have to be made shot, hitting Jack Duniap, who fell, time Yuree lay down beneath a tree to forthwith to New York. The pressuie with his Winchester in his hand. The rest. His companion. Grose, coming of such a movement would bear heav- Tombstone stage team- became fright near him, saw his hat behind the tree ily upon London, and from the Bank of ened at the noise and Tarbell, the and thought that it was a cub bear. England's advance in the price of driver, who had been previously lined After watching this object for some double eagles it is inferred that the up, started to quit them, when Jack time he took aim and fired. Upon ap- Bank will make a stout resistance to thought prostrate, ordered him back proaching the object he found that he parting with its gold, and it may be ex- and in his desperation shot three or had shot Yuree through 'the head, pected that all means will be employed four times at the team, hitting one killing him instantly. j to force up the rate of interest at the horse in the leg. o Bank of England and the Reichsbank. . After Cousins came out of the car FLORIDA ORANGES. , j A few days more of foreign maneuver- one masked robber entered it, then . 1 'ng w ill show what may be expected for w ith a companion went through the ex- Nev York, Oct. 17-- -Reports received the New York money market. Should press car, where Milton lav bleeding-, fro-m Florida confirm the prediction of the probabilities favor a free importa- and took his six-shooter and forty-two an earlier date concerning the orange tion of gold here, all apprehensions of Mexican dollars. The robbers then left, season, which is about toopen. Reliable stringency may be dismissed, no matter Brown had also made some admis estimates agree that the Florida cron what may be the course of the currency sions, confessing first, to Charlie Hood, this year will be the most profitable movement with the interior. Meantime, ' the officer to whom Jack told his story in that state since the memorable last Saturday's large drop in the re- before dying, though Jack never lmpli freeze of five years ago. serves has acted as a sharp shock to' fated Brown. Brown also admitted to While the crop will not be so large as the market. j Stiles that he was the man who wound- in years gone by the prices of the fruit j Certain features from which an im- ed Milton, asking at the tune if he will be higher, so that tho value of the portant contribution to a 'bull" market were dead. crop will be approximately equal to the has been anticipated are now showing! George Owings also said that Bravo crops ol a dozen years ago when tne annual yield sometimes amounted to 5,000.000 boxes. The groves throughout the state are reported in an unusually healthy condition, while the growers are elated over the prospects of an extremely profitable yield. TOMBSTONE'S MINES Mr. F. M. Murphy is Confident of Their Future. The Tucson Citizen present tha fol lowing interview with Mr. Frank M. Murphy of Prescott: "Mr. Frank M. Murphy, president of 'the Santa Fe. Prescott & Phoenix rail- rcau; air. t.. ti. cage, presicent or tno emphatic and final endorsement of the Congress Gold Mining company, and : gok, basis as nmv established by law Superintendent Staunton of the Con- j Whatever improbability there may now gress mine, spent a few hours today in ; i,e of a pol,uiar vol, adverse to that Tucson. They have bee n to Tombstone ; vesult. v.-t nothing short nf ihe -record- where they went 'to examine the Grand Central workings, and there is good ground for believing that this great mine will be reopened, although Mr. Murphy when interviewed by the Cit izen, said that he did not wish to talk on the subject. "Mr. Murphy said that there never was a brighter outlook for mining than today, and ha included Tombstone in the statement, a camp whose down fall is pointed to by the democrats as j an illustration of tha effect or political crime. Mr. Murphy said that he met many of his old friends in Tombstone, some who are democrats and deplore the shutting down of the mines, and he believed they were filive to the fact that they never hac" e. better chance to revive the big minvs there than is now open to 'them. They have lived in the old camp during the years of idleness, they look upon the empty buildings and think of the old days when every thing was hustle, and in 'their little world some of them include the whole country and believe that because Tombstone is idle the whole country is in the same condition. As a matter of fact Tombstone is the enly idle camp of any importance in Arizona today. Ariel wifh V,ei e-lAOficn t .f ft ft. 1 ill 1,1 i on r die-gate to congress, th? attainment of statehood and that greater confidence which will come with it. Mr. Murphy pays thait there will be $.10 invested then in mining where $1 is invested! today. ! - 'J v1! . "And in Arizona et this time there is more money being Invested than was - ever Known in its niseory. i "If the Tombstone mines are opened : up again over a million dollars will be expended and there is no doubt of the permanency of the camp or .-e revived." KING PRO TEM. Stockholm, Oct. 17. The council to day placed the- government in the hands, of Crown Prince Gustavus dur ing the ilhiess of King Oscar. The lat ter passed a ciuiet night, but do sn't gain strength. A TRADE ARMISTICE Both Bulls and Bears Content to Wait The Exportation of Gold is One of the Many Causes Contributing to the Lull in Speculative Matters The Election is Another. New York, Oct. 17. (Special). As in dicated in my last advices, affairs in Wall street have been held in check. t'o, i me, uctn ii momentary. The unexpected loss of .000,000 in last week's surplus re - serves of the banks precipitated quite j a muio ueciine in ii, liiusuaini,, how- ready the market, in its present mood, is to yield to untoward incidents Notwithstanding the strong feeling that, taking the situation as a whole, it tavors an ultimately higher range of prices, there is among those who i cherish these Dullish anticipations a uiapuMiiun 10 go sioiy in uuying eor a coming campaign. Certain features which might easily be turned to "bear" account are watched with some tim- idity; and yet those factors are of such secondary importance that the pessi- mists are cautions about selling as the "bulls" are about buying. Hence, a dull, hesitating market, with a feeling that there is nothing at the moment to encourage raKing important risks on either side. The immediate course of the money market is not entireiy free from mis- giving. The exchange markets have admitted of some moderate imports of gold, and the free supply of bills on some lo:-s in their value. The railroad earnings, though still at a good rate, are shov. wing moderate declines as compared with a year ago. To those who have calculated upon an interm inable increase of traffic, this is a dis appointment: and yet It cannot be pre tended that, at the current scale of prices for railroad properties, stocks are not, as a rule, a good invescment and promising as a speculation: and, in the absence of any unforseen ad verse influences, it seems a reasonable expectation that, when the elections ate over and the uncertainties sur rounding the situation are past, the unusually strong undertone of the market will find expression in an active , bull campaign. This, of course presup : poses that the election will afford ai ed vote of the country can surely pro tect us against the incalculable mis fortune of commitment to the silver basis. The friends of sound money, therefore, still need to exert their ut most influence to avert that calamity. HANNA ON IMPERIALISM. Webster. S. D., Oct. 17. Senator Hanna addressed a large crowd at Groton. An imm-n.se crowd greeted the speaker at Webster. The audience included a number of Sioux Indians. For the first time the senator was lues:ioned regarding imperialism and to that subject he devoted most of his address. A MURDERER'S DOOM. Placerville, Cal., Oct. 17. Isaiah Zumwilt, who killed his wife', son and ! niei e "n the 7tn of June, was today sentenced by Judge Nilon tr be hanged at Folsom on December 21. TRAIN ROBBERS CINCHED Some Examples Made of Arizona Outlaws. United States District Attorney Robert E. Morrison returned yesterday morning from Tucson, where he has been for a week or two p,.oset.utinff cases before the United States district court, principal anion? which were those of the Fairbank train robbers. As a result the chief conspirator, R. E. Brown, was sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary and George and Lewis Owings were sent up for four years each, having turned states' evi dence. These convictions are the first that have ever been obtained in a United States court In Arizona for rob bing the mail on a train. The men are still amenable to territorial laws' 4 against holdingup trains, and it is probable that Brown will be tried for this crime In Tombstone in December next. Brown was given two trials. The first one held last week resulted in one man hanging up the jury for fifty-two hours. The second trial was begun Monday morning, given to the jury at 10:30 that night and a verdict of guilty was returned in twenty minutes. The day before the trial the Owing.i brothers derided to tur'i states' evi dence. During the trial George Owings was brought into court and changed his plea of "not guilty" to "guilty," and then told Mr. Morrison that he did so because he desired to go on the stand and tell the truth, the reason being that he had been misrepresented and charged witli shooting Messenger J. F.. Milton when in fact he .lid not fire a shot, and left his companions as soon as Three Fingered Jack was shot. Later Lewis Owings also pleaded guilty and both were sentenced a-i stated above. George Owings' story was graphically told, he was accurate in his dates and the court room scene was intensely in- teresting. He said the conspiracy was ! originated by Brown and they were six ( weeks preparing for the robbery which : occurred on the night of Februarv i this year Beside Brown there were implicated himself and brother. Thomas Yuan J (ai las Juan Bravo), and .lank riimin i j ajas Three Fingered Jack. When the : conspiracy was made they swore to - each other that whoever should Drove raise or cowardly in the enterprise should be kiiled by the others The j express car was partitioned Messenger Milton occupying one end. Postal Clerk F. w. Cousins and the mail being in j the other compartment, Hostilities opened by an assault on Messenger Milton, who was shot twice jn the left arm bv Brown. Tho mM,m , then tackled the mail car and Cousins, who had thrown out a part of the mail when the door. After three shots were fired into the mail car he was ordered to'open the door, which he did, throwing up his hands and shouting "don't shoot any more. I'll come out." He wna lino.i Juan had been elected captain on th ' road between Pearce and Falrbank, before the fatal deed was done. Beside these cases there were two other interesting convictions obtained during the court session. Florence Gaxiola was convicted of having robbed the Nogales postofflce of a registered letter containing J;,000 in Mexican money, being sent to Bisbee by L. Sandoval & Co. He gained a knowledge of the transaction by a tele gram he chanced to see the day before the robbery. He was only 15 years old last July, so cannot be seit to prison, but will be placed in some reform school to be designated by the attorney general of the United States. Before his capture he traveled to Guaymas, Her mosillo, Tucson and .San Francisco, hired bands for his amusement, and had money to burn. The other case was that of Benigno Lopez, convicted of passing counterfeit money, and sentenced to a fine of $500 anil three years' imprisonment. CARNIVAL DATES Preliminaries Arranged For Phoenix' Next Big Show. The success of the last carnival as sured for Phoenix its establishment as one of the events to be looked forward to annually in this city. For some time past th-re has been carnival talk and at a recent meeting the board of trade apiointed a committee to take charge of the preliminaries and start in motion the machinery for the next big show. That committee met at the office of the br.ard last night and arranged for a few of the important details. First, in the matter of organization, the name of Col. S. M. McCowan was suggested for director-general, by reason of his successful management of the last car nival. Col. McCowan declined .saying he could not possibly attend to it this year, but he was prevailed upon to ac cept the chairmanship of the executive comniit'tee. The next question settled was that of carnival dates. It was decided to open the festivities on Tuesday, De cember 4, continuing through the 5th, 6th, 7'th and 8th, or Saturday night. Some time within a. few days the committee will make its first visitation among the merchants with a view of getting subscriptions to the fund. The last carnival was Viewed by many as somewhat of 'an experiment, but its success has dissipated all doubt as to the value to Phoenix of an annual car nival. Future carnivals, therefore, will be looked upon in.the nature of a business enterprise which all can well afford to support and take pleasure in so doing. Already some who subscribed liberally last year have signified itheir willingness to do better this ysar and the committee expects to meet with hearty responses in all quarters. STRIKERS WON Operators and Companies Concede Everything IF STRIKE IS NOT ENDED Extraordinary Demands Will Have to be Hatched Up by Outside In fluencesThe Coal Companies Have Even Gone Beyond the Ul timatum Laid Down by the Mine Workers' Convention. Philadelphia. Oct. 17. Th-? great strike of 'the anthracite mine worker of Pennsylvania, which, began Septem ber 17, was practically ended today when the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron company, and the Le high Valley Coal company agreed to abolish the sliding scale in their re spective regions and to grant an ad vance in wages of ten per cent net ad vance, to remain in , operation until April 1, 1901, or (thereafter. This ac tion meets the demands of the Scran ton miners' convention. The decision was arrived at after a conference be tween the representative of the Indi vidual coal operators and the large coal carrying companies. The conferfnc began yesterday. Today's action was the culmination, of a recent meeting of individual op erators at Scranton following the mina workers' convention in the same city. Nearly all the collieries in he coal re gion had, previous to the mine worker' convention, posted notices of an ad vance of iten per cent. The mina -workers, in considering "this, demanded that' the sliding scale In the Lehigh, and Schuylkill districts be abolished, th increase to be guaranteed to April 1. 1901, and all other differences to be sub mitted to arbitration. The individual operators agreed to everything and the appointment of a committee tc induce the Reading and Lehigh, companies to abolish the sliding scale and make tho wage incraase permanent followed. - It if conceded lhati the tisuk t,f to day's conference is a complete victory for the men. All the demands of their convention are acceded tc and. as one of the operators put It after the con ference, the operators go a little fur ther in agreeing to maintain, the wage advance until after April 1. The same operator, who requested that ,his nama be not used, said, in speaking of the conference: "It Is u: to the minora now. We have agreed to everything, and nothing remains now but for them to return to work ai often as notice are posted by the collieries manager. This notice will be practically similar to the Reading company's notice, the phraseology only being changed. I look for a resumption of operation by Monday at the latest." THE COMPANIES WEAKEN. Philadelphia, Oct. 17. As a result of the conference between individual op erators and representatives of the big coal carrying roads Jt was this morn ing decided to accede to the demands made by the mine workers' convention, and the Philadelphia and Reading Coal company Issued the following state ment: "This company givs notice that it will suspend the operation of. the sliding scale, Willi pay a ten per cent advance on September wages un til April 1. 1901. and thereafter until further notice, and will take up with the mine employes any grievances they may have." The Lehigh Valley company will is sue a similar notice, as will also tho individual operators represented. Thia meets all the demands of the strikers and means the immediate ending of the strike. RIOTOUS STRIKERS ARRESTED Hazleton. Pa., Oct. 17. Eleven Sla vonian strikers, alleged leaders of th mob which started a riot at Oneida. Ia6t Wednesday, resulting in 'the death, of a private guard and injury to other persons, were arrested this morning on, the initiative of officials of Coxe Bros, company, whose mine waa th point of attack. A TENEMENT FIRE In Which Eight Are Burned or Suf focated to Death. New York, Ort. 17. Eight persons were burned to d, ath or suffocated in & fire which started at 1:30 thia morning in a tenement house at 44 Hestar street. The fire was discovered by the Janitor, who alarmed the inmates. On the third floor lived Charles Sass and wife, his four children, her mother-ia-law. Mrs. Horwi'tz. Sass seized one child and rushed for the fire tsvape. Mrs. Hor witz followed. The others weri cut off. The flames burst from the floor be neath. Mrs. Horwitz took the child from Sass and threw it to a policeman, who caught the child safely. Sass dropped and was saved. The flames became so violent that Mrs. Horwitx was driven to tho wall and was burned to death before the eyes of the horri fied spectators. The others killed were: Mend.-l and Samuel Strauss and Rosa Lewis. JOHN SHERMAN'S ILLNESS. Washington, Oct. 17. JVjhn Sherman is dangerously ill.