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' "" ""-" I ''! 4 f 'fl Sributxe. cranton 73 ;yis2S! fHE ONLY SWfi.?3A PAPER RECEIVING THE COMPLETE TELEGRAPHIC NEWS SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRE9 TWO CENTS. TEN PAGES. SCRANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY! MORNING, OCTQBER 3. 1900. TEN PAGES. TWO CENTS. r. ffar.lL"5W"Tf 't '-' MR. HANNA ON THE ISSUES Imperialism Is a Bugaboo Intended to Deceive the People. HOT SHOT FOR CROKER ,He Calls Attention to tho Imperial Edicts Issued by Tammany's King. Policies of the Democratic Cam paign Dictated by the Man Who Refused to Allow Competing Com panies to Land Ice in New York City on Territory Controlled by the Host Obnoxious Trust in Ex istence Bryan's Friendship for the IWorkingmnn Analyzed. By Exoluslvo Wire from The Associated Trou. Chicago, Oct. 2. Senntor Hanna, chairman of the Republican national committee, today made his first ad dress in Chicago since his return from New York. He spoke at a noon meet ing of commercial men and retail sales men. Tho large hull where he spoke was filled, not a few women being In the audience. Senator Hanna said the only man ho knew who "approximated an emperor" was Richard Croker. He charged Mr. Croker with fostering the Interests of tho li'e trust, and declared that the lee combination Is n trust, if there Is such a thing as u. triiht. He said little about "Imperialism," asserting that it Is a false issue and "a bugaboo." Senator Hanna spoke in part as fol lows: 'I here is foul one isiiic only one the isiie uf pm-pciily and tho contimiithn of il. The i.sue today is just what it was in ispil, only mole w. The question is ilo tlio Auiciican vpenplu want its u foundation for their interest feound money and protection to Atuciican intciosts .nul Atucit. can worlilngincn. I do not want to fnlk about impeii.iINin, my friend That it placet! mil. It is .1 bugaboo. It was intituled to be .1 bugaboo. It was in tended to deceive the American people. It is an iniposiiblo isiue. It is .1 fruud. it is a hinn bupr to talk about the Amciican people umiIv iiiK themselves into an empire or that a nun with th reputation, with the chaiatlcr and ability of William McKinley would be an em peror. Theic was n conference in Chicago leccutly of all the head chiefs of the opposition and the New YoiK people arc anxiously w iitlnpr to Know what will be tin issue when Mr. Hiyim comes cast, lie ban been .summoned there by his emperor, Dick Croker, and he will lie told that he mint not talk fice dlwr in New Yolk. I have seen in the Micvvopapcis iinel I bdicve cery word of it, strange to say, that llicie was H deal mado tint puts Mr. Ooker above een Jlr. Bo an as far as power is concerned in this campaign, and I waul to know of our western fliends, Jiemocr.tlii! or ltepubllcan, win I Ik r they propose in iew of the piesent condition of at fain, in our country to follow any man wlio Is dictated to from Tunimiuy Hill. Kver.ibody knows what polities is in JJrvv Ymk. llvety body knows the power of one man in the lank of the Democratic politicians in Xew York, ami if there is anything npptoaehing imperialism 111 thiH cnujitiy, it is tho power of the hos of Tammany. It was under bis power that no per. Hon was permitted in land a pound of iu upon the doiks of New York without his permission, nd that permission was givrn to only one com pany. You hear about trusts. Ihe lie luist of New York affects every poor man who lives within tho limit of that pieat city and in the worst ttust that ever was and it could not be made efficient unlets, as was the case, the power ttoverning tho city of New York would not per mit any other tonipany to land a pound of iie upon a single dock in 1li.it great city. That U the motive that governs Ihe men that ate now dictating the policies in Ibis campaign, Friendship for Workingman. Continuing, Mr. Hanna said: Mr. Prjan t-a.v that he is a filrud of die tvorleingman. Is he' How do we know it? lias lie ever proven it? Never. The old N-ue that made McKinley the hero of (he woil.iiigiinn was diet turllf, which piotected the vvnrkiiiginmi. The Issuo was fought for jears and I do not know of a labor orgauUitioti in Ibis country 01 Uiomi Ccnneclcel with oiganlatlons, win never they Minted anything of public legislation or mi Ihlng to protect their honor 01 interest, that diet not go to Willi im MiKlnlcy when he was In eongrchs. They went to him because they knew they were going to their fiienel, 'llin bill khlch protected them lend bote his name dining Its short life was n monument to the friendship lliat he bears to tho wmking classes of the I'niteel Stairs. It was leproditeed In the Plngley bill with knuc modifications, but dining Hie iuleiim we ad an experience of a tariff for levcnne, and Mr, llrjau wus one of the chief exponents and Die principal advocate of tint incipitur-, and so flatcil was he, fo carried away with the sue. less of tho movement, that he was one of the ho men who shouldcted little 1II1I.K Wilson and hrried him around the hall of the liou,e of cprcsvnlattves on his back. Xo, my fiieuds, no lemagogucry or subicitiigcs 111 e going to blind ho cjes of the winking people of the United Itates. I have been with them and I believe, h them, and when Mr, lli.v.m chows, that pvei. aaiety in their interests I'll know- that ho H lot true to what he says. Ilo simply wants (our vote. That is all. LINCOLN'S CITIZENS WELCOME ROOSEVELT fairly Mobbed by a Wildly Eager t Crowd Who Wished to Shako His Hand Talk on Trusts. By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Pics. Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 2. Governor Roosovelt was accorded a magnificent demonstration this afternoon by tho citizens of Lincoln. Along the line of march from tho station to capital house square tho btreets, windows and balconies were filled with cheering peo ple. In many stieets the crowds were Co dense as to Impede the passage of the carriaues and the mounted escort. Arriving ut capital house bciuure, gov ernor Roosevelt was conducted to a re- (Continued on Page 2.J GERMAN TROOPS FIGHT BOXERS Forty Chinese Are Killed nnd Four Germans Wounded Chi Hsln, Boxer Patron, Captured. (Cop) right, 1D0O, The Associated 1'ress.) Pekin, Wednesday, Sept 20, ,vla Taku, Salurdny, Sept. 29, via Shanghai, Oct, 2. Tho German column, consist ing of 1,700 men under General Von Hoopfner, encountered a smnll Boxer force south of tho Imperial deer park yesterday nnd killed forty of tho Chinese during n light which followed. TJio Chinese were put to flight nnd scattered. Pour Germans were wound ed. Chi Hsln, a member of tho tsung II yamen, of notorious nntl-forelgn tendencies and a patron of the Boxers, has been captured In the Imperial city by the Japanese. His fate has not been determined upon. ANOTHER NEGRO IS BURNED AT A STAKE Husband of His Victim Sets Fire to the Brands Which Seduce Town- send's Body to Ashes. Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress. Wetumpka, Ala., Oct. 2. Winfleld Townsend, alias Aloy, a negro, was burned at the stake in tho little town of Eclectic, fifteen miles from this place, a half-hour after midnight this morning. The crime -with which he was charged was an attempted assault upon Mrs. Jennie Harrington, whoso husband set fire to the brands which reduced Townsend's body to ashes. Yesterday afternoon about 1 o'clock the negro, a nephew of tho negro Floyd, who was hung in the Wetumpka jail week before last for attempted assault, attempted to outrage Mrs. Harrington. Mr. Harrington was engaged at a cot ton gin in Kelectic and lives one mile out of town. The negro came to the house and told Mrs. Harrington that her husband had sent him to get twenty cents from her. She told him she had no change. Then the negro loft, but returned In about ten min utes. The woman's screams were heard by Bob Nichols, another negro, who was passing along tho road at the time. Ho ran to the house in tlmo to see tho negro escape. As soon as Mrs. Harrington was brought back to con sciousness, Nichols gave the alarm. Tho news spread rapidly. AH the stores In Eclectic were closed, all th gins and sawmills shut down: the peo ple left their wagons in the roads and their plows In the field nnd gathered for a pursuit of the negro. The crowd divided, some scouring the woods near the scene of the crime and others wont to the penitentiary for bloodhounds. The dogs were not brought to the scene until nearly dark. They were tnken to where; the negro's tracks disappeared and an exciting chase ensued. The dogs stopped finally at a tree in front of Odlon's store, cm tho outskirts of the town. The crowd, coming up soon, discovered the negro sitting on a limb. Ho was brought down at once and taken to the scene of his crime. There he was confronted by his victim, who positively identified him. Word was sent to the other searching parties that the negro had been found, and about 11 o'clock a crowd of several hundred was In the little village. Tho negro was then taken to tho edge of the village and surrounded by tho mob. He shiv ered with fear. Tho preparations for death wete eiulckly made. A rope was Hung over the limb of a big oak and a hundred stood ready to lend a hand at the rope. Then a halt was cajlcd nnd the man ner of death dlscusstif by the mob. To decide tho matter a vote was taken, and the balloting showed a majority of the crowd to favor death at the stake. The stake was prepared and the negio was bound to it with chains. I'lne knots were piled about him, and tho flames woro fired by the husband of the negro's victim. As they leaped to the wretch's llesh his wild cry for mercy nnd help could bo heard for miles. The crowd looked on deaf to his cries, and In nn hour the negro was reduced to ashes. Townsend, before being bound, con fessed the crime and said ho was also Implicated with Alexander Floyd, who was hung a couple of weeks ugo for an attempted assault on Miss Knto Pearson, In tho nttempt at that time. Ho said he and Floyd had planned for other crimes of like character, but that Floyd being bung, put a I top to then'i. ' INDIANA'S LATEST MURDER MYSTERY. Girl's Head Found in a Bag in Cedar Lake Thought to Have Been Fearl Bryan's. Ily Inclusive Who from The Associate"! Press Chicago, Oct. 2, Sheriff Lawrence, of Crown Point, Inrt believes that the head found In Cedar lake Is that of Pearl Bryan, who was murdered at Covington, Ky a few years ago, The head ni mIss Bryan was taken away In a ijunnysack, like that which en closed tho ono found In Cedar Lake, and she woro n plate In her mouth. Acting on that theory, Sheriff Law icnco has Instructed his deputy to write today to the father of Pearl Bryan, giving u full account of the finding of tho head and a description of the plate, The Monon Lino passes through Cov ington, Ky,, tho scene of the crime; through Qreoncastle, Inch, the girl's home, and runs Boyeral miles along the shore of Cedar lake on Its way to Chi cago. The bag, with Jts contents, the sheriff believes, was thrown from a night train Into the lake. NICK YOUNG IS ILL. Dy inclusive Wire fiom The Associated Piess. ; Uedfcild. I'a . (kt. ? PreuMmt Xlrl.- Voim of the National league, it confined to hi bed ut ido .irauuaie nctcJ, liiJlorU Sprlnin. AN AGREEMENT AS TO CHINA Will Be Based Upon Prop ositions by Secre tary Hay. THE ACCORD OF RUSSIA Much More Complete Than Was First Anticipated The Position of Germany Seems to Have Been Mis understoodFrance Will Follow the Example of Russia Prospects for Settlement of the Chinese Dif ficulty Without Resort to War Grow Brighter Daily Minister Conger's Messages. By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Presi. Washington, Oct. 2. Favorable news has reached Washington from the European chancellories, Indicating that a complete agreement as to China Is within sight. Tho agreement will be on the basis of the propositions laid down by Secretary Hay in his note of July 3, and the subsequent notes treat ing of that subject. The accord of Rus sia with the United States Is more complete thun was anticipated at first, and the reports show that all of tho European nations probably are placing themselves In position to take advant age of the opening made by the United States, and soon will bo ready to begin negotiations for a settlement with the Chinese government. The Kusslans al ready have given notice of such pur pose, and while the text of the French note on this subject, referred to in to day's press dispatches, has not reached the state department the officials nre satisfied that this is correctly leported, and that France, like Russia, Is ready to negotiate at once. As for Germany, cither the position of that government has been misunder stod or it has sustained a change of mind. Possibly tho former Is the case, but, however that may be, It Is unite certain that advices which have reached Washington today that the German government, upon careful in spection of the plans of a settlement projected by the United States, finds therein nothing inconsistent with the German aspiration. Therefore it may be expected that Germany, too, will be prepared soon to join in this common movement toward a settlement. It may be stated that altogether the prospects of an adjustment of the Chinese diffi culty without resort to formal war are very much brighter than they were one week ago. The news developments of the day were few, being confined to a. cable gram from Mr. Conger, lecltlng the departure of tho Russian minister and suite from Pekin, and an authentica tion by Minister Wu for the edict pro viding for the punishment of Tuan and the guilty princes. HAD FORTUNE WITH HIM Dead Banker Carried $500,000 in Government Bonds Apoplexy Caused the Demise. Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press. Indianapolis, Oct. 2. William V. Wol- cott, of Boston, died at St. Vincent's hospital from a stroke of apoplexy sus tained on a Big Four train yesterday. Mrs. Wolcott arrived tonight from Boston, and Miss Camilla S. Wolcott, his daughter, came In this morning from St. Louis. Mr. Wolcott was a native of Onon daga, N. Y., and located In St. Louis about thirty years ago. Ho became n member of tho firm of Wolcott & Hume, publishers of the Journal and Times, of St. Louis, nnd later was president of the St. Louis Car Coupler company. Ho owned large Interests In Mlsourl zinc mines, and at the time of his death was senior partner in the bank ing firm of Wolcott & Co., -with ofllces at 27 State street, Boston, nnd 7 AVall street, Now York. A search of his of fects brought to light the fact that ho carried with him a largo fortune. He had In his vullso $500,000 in govern ment bonds and about $2,000 In cash on his person. TROOPS IN SANTIAGO HEALTHY Inspector General's Report - The City's Gift to Galveston. -Ily Exclusive Wire from Tho .Wclatcd Tiesj. Santiago De Cuba, Oct, 2, Major Mc Gunnegle, the Inspector general, ac companied by Mnjor C'nrr, tho chief medlcul otllcer, and Captain Shelloy, Inspector of rural police, has returned from an Inspection of the Department of tho Enst, Tho troops were found to bo In a healthful condition, nnd tho country was in a tranquil state. Abso lutely no yellow fever cases were dis covered In the department. The government is giving special at tention to tho work of perfecting the organization of tho rurul police, which Is an efllclent force. Tho bandits have been effectually stamped out. The city council of Santiago has do nated "$500 to tho funds being raised for tho Galveston sufferers, and has deposited the amount with a trust com pany. LAST DAY FOR FILING NOMINATION PAPERS. Dy Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Preai. HarrUburtr, Oct. 2. This was tho last day for filing nomination papers of candidate to ha voted for in November and tho ttato department remained open until midnight to receive: belated papers. The tlmo limit for nlintr ccrtitUvitcg lit nomination ciolrci list Tuesday, FIRST NEWS THAT REACHED CONGER Rev. Courtney H. Fenn Tells of the Reception of the Message from Secretary Hay. Dy Excluslvo Wire from The Avoclatcd l'rci. San Francisco, Oct. 2. The Bev, Courtney II. Fenn, of Plttston, Pn., a returned missionary from Pekin, tolls how Minister Conger received his first message from Secretary of State Hay, He says: "On July 17 wo received a message from the outside world that said: 'Communicate tidings bearer.' There was no date and no signature. Mr. Conger sent It to the tsung 11 yamen with the request that It bo made plain. He received In reply a copy of Minister AVu's dispatch, which said that the United States government demanded word from Minister Conger In cipher. That message mado our hourto jump with Joy. Mr. Conger sent his reply at once. "The night before relief arrived, we heard tho rattle of the machine guns at a distance, and It was sweet music. Everybody got up It was about t o'clock tho women made coffee and there was no more sleeping that night. Tho next day, as the Americans came In, I went down and shook hands with each man as he came through tho water gate." PROSPERITY IN PENNSYLVANIA Factory Inspector's Report Shows 448,000 More Persons Employed in 1900 Than in 1896. Dy Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Press. Harrlsburg, Oct. 2. The annual re turns to the factory Inspector's do partment for 18!)9 show that 38,000 more persons were employed during the year than there were in 1896. For ten months, ending July 31, 1900, the re turns show 120,000 more than there were on July 31, ,1898. In round numbers 448,000 more per sons were employed by the industries of Pennsylvania in 1900 than there were In 1896. THREE POLITICAL PARTIES IN HAWAII Republicans and Democrats May Unite in Some Districts to De feat Native Candidates. By Exclusive Wire from Tho Assnciutcd Press. Honolulu. Sept. 24, via San Francisco, Oct. 2. The Republican territorial con vention to nominate a delegate to con gress and elect a territorial and cam paign committee will meet today in Honolulu. It Is practically certain that Samuel Parker will bo the nominee for both the short and the long terms. The Democrats have called mass con ventions In all Jhc legislative districts to nominate members of the legislature and delegates to tho territorial conven tion. The muss convention will be held today, that for the island of Ooahu being called to meet In the drill-shed this evening. Prince David Kawanau akoa, nephew of the late King Kala kaua, and a delegate to the Kansas .City convention, will undoubtedly be the Democratic candidate for congress. The native Independent party has nominated a full legislative ticket on nil the islands except this one, where the nominations will be made within, a few days. Only ono of tho nominees so, far Is a white man. The remainder are all native Hawullans or half whites. Hobert W. Wilcox, the repre sentative of tho Aloha Alna society at AVnshlngton during the last session, will be the nominee of tho party for congress, " Considerable alarm Is felt for fear that the natlvo Independent party will elect a majority of the legislature, and this has led to some talk of a fusion between the Democrats and Hepubll cniiB on tho legislative ticket. It Is probable that this will 'be done In somo of the districts, though not In all. The Independents, It is said, have by far the best party organization In tho islands, having thoroughly campaigned every village and district, and made a complete canvass of the voters of tho Islands, so that they know practically tho politics of every voter In tho terri tory. Based on this preliminary can vass they say they will be able to car ry almost ovory legislative) district In tho territory, and will elect their nomi nee to congress by a good plurality, BLACKSMITH SHOP BURNED. . Tho blacksmith shop of Matt. Sher wood, located on Nay Aug avenue, near Greon Ridge street, was totally destroyed by ftro shortly before 2 o'clock this morning, Tho North Scrapton companies responded, but the Dames had ton good a start for them, The loss Is uliotit $iOi). ' - SCHOLARSHIPS DISTRIBUTED. Ily Exclusive Wire from Tho Assoc lalnl Preu. HiirrUbuii,', Oct. 2. Coventor Stone today ap. pointed Mlvi Orient d. Il"ndeisun, ut Sallillo, iluutliiKdoii rtuut.v, unci (.'has. it. Mtoltr, Jr., of riiiladilphlj, to biholarthlpi n lite I'l-itu-s haiiia. JluiCiint and Khuol of Industrial Art). TO PREVENT FRAUD. By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press. HanUliuw, Oct. 2.'-!l'he State Colivfo uud University council met today in thU city and decided to ok the next IcRislatuio to enact a law imposing a penalty upon any one confer, ring a fiauilulcnt degree, i PERRY BELMONT NOMINATED, Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press. Ncvr York, Oct. S. 1'erry llelmont was today nominated), for inngrew by tho Uemocrjtlo con. tuition ol tho Klrtt dlstilct, which embraced Suffolk and Nassau counties. MASS MEETING OF THE MINERS Great Labor Demonstra tion at Wilkcs-Barre by Strikers. SPEECH BY MR. MITCHELL President of the United Mine Work ers Exhorts His Followers to Hold Out Against Offers of Operators Until the Men Can "Work in Con cert A Monster Parade Reviewed by Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Dllcher and Others The Banners Displayed. A Dummy Carried in the Proces sion, Dy Inclusive Wite from The Aasocloted Preu. Wllkes-Barre, Oct. 2. The parade and mass meeting of the striking miners hold In this city today was the greatest labor demonstration over held in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The weather was favorable for a larg? turnout, the sun shining brightly all day: It was more like a day in June than October. Early in the morning the steam and electric roads began hauling people into the city nnd many thousands came by foot fiom tho nenrby towns. The build ings along the route of parade wero deuoruted with flags and bunting, and the city presented a holiday appear ance. President Mitchell and party ar rived from Hazletun shortly after 1 o'clock, and were met at the depot by a large and enthusiastic crowd. The visitors were given a cheer, and woro then driven to their hotel. The parade, headed by President Mitchell and the officers of the national executive board, started a little after 2 o'clock, and it required an hour and twenty minutes to pass a given point. H Is estimated that there wore fully 15,000 men and boys In line. The boys constituted tho working force In the breakers. They were only a small part of the procession. The gieat bulk of the paraders were made up of stalwart men.( As a rule, they were all well dressed, and some of them might be taken for a body of well-fed fnrmuis. They did not march with military pre cision, but were a dense mass of humanity. They walked six, five and four abreast. The music was furnished by about forty bands of music am! drum corps. There were many banners of various designs carried by the men. Among the most unniuo were these: "We want our dinner palls filled with substantial food, not coal boron's taffy," "We are fighting a. cause that Is just and right," "Stand by President Mitchell and the union," "Our union must be recognized," "We will no longpr be slaves," "2240 pounds for a ton," "We want two weeks' pay," Tho breaker boys carried banners which read: "We need schooling, but must work," "Save us fiom the whims of the sheriff and deputies," "Down with oppression, we will stand by Mitchell." The parade passed over tho prin cipal streets of the city and thousands of people lined the sidewalks. Here and there an enthusiastic admirer of President Mitchell would break through the lines and Insist on shak ing hands with him. Home of the'tfia tures of the big procession was a brass band from Nantlcoke, the mem bers of which were dressed In over alls. They played excellent music. The Pittston locals had ti float, with four men, representing coal barons. They were dressed accordingly and were busy drinking champagne. Directly following was n float with dust-be-gt lined miners dining on bread and water. A stretcher was carried con taining a dummy, representing a miner who had Just lost his life In tho mines while In tho discharge of hl3 duties. When President Mitchell reviewed the great army of marchers on the river common, ho seemed to be a very pi oud man. Ilo was generously ap plauded by the marchers. Business was at a standstill In tho city all tho afternoon. The superintendents of tho coal companies nnd their clerks viewed tho parade from their eiftlco buildings, Ono coal man said It was a very creditable demonstration. Ono thing Is certnln, the big showing made was a revelation to many, who had no Idea that tho miners were so thor oughly organized. Mr. Mitchell's Address, It was after 4 o'clock when the last of the marchers swept past Presi dent Mitchell. Then he and hla col leagues, wore driven to West Side park, where tho big mass meeting wus held, For several hours u. crowd had been authoring thuro, and it was es timated that nearly 20,000 persons were mnssed In front of thu stand, When tho labor president began to speak, the reception ho received from tho vast crowd wns n most enthusias tic one. T, D, Nichols, president of District No. 1, (Lackawanna and Wyo. inlng region), wns the chairman of tho meeting, After Geoige I'tucell, of Indiana, member of the national ex ecutive board, and tho Hev, P, J. Dunn, of AVllkes-nnrre, had made short ad dresses. Mr, Mitchell wns Introduced. He said; 1'ellovv WorMiiiiincu: , nun would liflleed Im devoid of fccllnj; If lie vuiu not proud Id luvn Ihe nppoituulty to eland befoie c miiltlttido like tltts which Is niAInt: u light for tnmctliliig which it believes to be jitot. I am proud to know that you uto composed of coal miners and their families. I am purnd In know that joj command in this llflit the lespect of the clc'ru'. nun, that jou have the sympathy of the' public, and the great American press has bald with one voico that your rmuo in a righteous one. No inau would o fuitlur to avoid a strike than I, but vvhcu all lionoublo methods fall then I " Continued on I'aye 2. - TJIK NEWS THIS MORNINU Weather Indications Today, PARTLY CLOUDY, 1 General Striking Miners Parado at Wilkes- llarre. Local btrlke Situation. Senator Hanna llxplnde? Democratic Fallacies. Agreement us to China. 2 General Slrlklnit .Miners Parade at Wilkes- Darre (Concluded). Opening of the Pallas Fair. .1 (lenernl Northeastern I'emnjlvanla News. 4 lMltorl.il. Notes and Comment. fi ficneral "Active Service" (Sloty), How a Croat Political Campaign Is Itttn. 0 Local Sermon on the Atonement. Account of the lluxcr Uprlnlnir. 7 Local Testimony in Half u Dozen Divorce Cuw. 8 Local West Seranton and Rutiuiuati. 0 Hound About the County. l'J Court Proceedings. financial and Conimercl.il. RAILROAD MEN FIGHT A DUEL Each Fire Five Shots and Both Com batants Are Fatally Wounded. IJy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press. Tuscaloosa, Ala., Oct. 2. Rodney Ijowry, nephew of ox-Governor Lowry, of Mississippi, fought a duel this morn ing at Moundsvllle, Ala., fifteen miles from here, with V. II. AVhlte, section foreman. Both, it is believed, were fatally wounded Lowry Is the agent for the railroad company at Moundsvllle. This morn ing he hud some words with Section Foreman White over the moving of a car of cotton-seed. White, it is alleged, threatened Lowry, and Lowry procured a pistol from his office. Whltf wns already armed and as Lowry returned to tho platform, the men hegan shooting at each other, advancing as ythey fired. Lowry was shot four times, in the leg, right side, right forearm and chest. Each man fired five times, but Lowry's last hall wu the only one that struck AVhlte. This last shot was fired within live feet of him and struck White In the abdomen. Lowry, with his right forearm shot, then club bed AVhlte Into insensibility with the' butt end of his pistol. AVhlte has a wife and three children. Lowry is 33 years old and single. Both men are in a critical condition. w OIL STEAMER SINKS A TUG The Major Barrett Runs Into the Fleetwood Two of the Crew Are Drowned. By Kxclnslvc Wire from Tlu Associated Press. Philadelphia, Oct, 2 Tho Standard Oil steamer Major Barrett, which sailed from this city today, ran Into and sunk the tugbont Fleetwood at the junction of the Schuylkill and Dela ware rivers, drowning two of tho crew of thp Fleetwood. The drowned men wore David Strawbrldge, of Auburn, N. J., and Fred Hickman, of Camden, Del. Captain A. N. Strawbrldge, father of tho drowned man, and his grandson, Uobort S. Strawbrldge, and Nathan Nuttson. all of the tug boat, wore saved, but were taken to a hos pital in ti serious condition. Mattson, who is an aged man, is not expected to live. Tho Fleetwood was on its way up the Schuylkill river and had just left tho Delaware river, when the Major liarrett ran into it. The Fleetwood was turned completely over and all on board- were thrown Into the river. The crew of tho oil steamer quickly began the work of rescue, and suc ceeded in saving the captain of the Fleetwood and the other two. STATE FIREMEN MEET V- Twelve Hundred Representatives from About the Commonwealth Gather at New Castle. tty Kxcliutvc Wiro from 'ilm Aocl.ited Trou. Newcastle, Oct. 2. The State Fire men's assosclatlon mot at 10 o'clock this morning In the opera house, with 510 members present nnd 1,200 firemen from different parts of tho state'. The meeting was called to order by tho president, S. S. Smith, of Norrlstown. Tho annual report of 1'resldcnt Smith was read and this referred to business that was strictly for the members of tho nssocUtlon. W. AV. AA'under, of Heading, read tho commltteo reports, one of which was a recommendation for legislation that would glvo (Ire chiefs entire control of tho grounds surrounding the scene of the fire. A communication from United States Senator Penrose wns read, slating that ho would ptotcot tho Interest tif tho Hi emeu of tnls statu in tho Piatt bill, which Is now pending in the sen at'i, which Is said to be detrimental to tho Interests of tho firemen. The PIslNblll destioys tho two per cent, commission from limirnnce companies, to which tho firemen are now entitled, Tho meeting then ndjuurned until morning, after which tho firemen and their wives were guests of tho local companies In a trolley rldo and ban fjuot lit Cascade park. PUDDLERS ON A STRIKE. Ily Inclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press. ljrrl.bur.T, Oct. 2. Tho three liuudred cm l.lojcu of thu Logan Iron and btcel work) at lluriiliam, Millliii county, have quit work en a result of iiot!l posted reducing nuddlciV vvagca from four to threo dollara per ton, and other employes in proportion. Low prices and dullucsj iu tho iron trade) U given as tho reason for the reduction. FEW NOTICES WERE POSTED Only Three Companies Conform to Edict of Powers-That-Be. MAJORITY ARE IN REVOLT All the Individual Operators and Two of the Big Companies, the Delaware and Hudson nnd the Pennsylvania Refuse to Join in the Ten Per Cent. Offer, and as a Con sequence Only Thirty-Sight of the Ninety-Fight Collieries of the Lackawanna Region Are Making the Offer Why the Two Big Com panies Are Joined with the Insur gents Miners Not Enthusiastic About the Offer It May be Con sidered Today. The Delaware. Lacka,vanna and Western company, the Hillside Coal and Iron company and the Temple Iron company yesterday morning posted the notices offering a 10 per cent, advance in wages and an agreement to arbi trate other grievances, as was directed should be done ut the conference of operators iu AVllkes-Barre the previous day. Tho Delaware, Lackawanna and AVestern company's notices varied from the others In that an amendment was made implying that tho offer was only binding till Thursday, and1 that the arbitration was not to be general. The notices read as follows: jotici:. This loinpanv makes (he following announce ment In its, mlna employes: It will adjust its rate of vvactes io as to piy to its mine employes on and after Oct. 1, a net incieiso of leu per icnt. on the wages heretofore i rcilved; and will t,tKc up, as heretofore, with its mine cmpbyis any grievances uIuYh they may hive. T. J. Williams, Appiiivcd: District Superintendent, i:. K. I.ootnls, Superintendent. notici:. The ten per cent, incicasc In vvnijes will apply to alt einpltijes of this colliery returning to work Tliursdiy, Oct. I. 1DC0. "iiilr.ii I miners' wages will ho i net rased liy icducincr the price of powder lo tj.1..ri0 per keg. 'Iliis tcdititiiiii lo he- applied in adjusting the nilneis' inciei-.e of ten per cent. Other employes will icccivc a straight increase of ten per n'tit. in their wages. T. J. Williams. Approved:-- PMricl Superintendent. K. K. I.nomis, Superintendent. The words "as heretofore" were added to the notice after it was de livered to the company from New York. The second notice, or codicil, is also voluntary on tho company's part. Have Thirty-Six Collieries. The three companies conforming toi the agreement, or behest, or whatever It should be called, operate thirty-sis collieries. There ore ninety-eight col lieries in tho Lackawaniiiti region. , The fact that the Delaware and Hudson company and the Pennsylva nia Coal company, the coal depart ment of the Erie and AVyomlng road, are earriei.s as well as miners, and yet refrained from posting the notices, occasioned considerable comment. AVhy did these companies join with the Insurgent Individual operators In refraining from posting the notices? was a question generally asked yes terday. An answer was made by one coal man as follows: "Tho Delaware and Hudson and Pennsylvania companies aio on the same footing as tho Individ ual operators In the matter of selling their product. Neither of them has a line to tidewater and must turn over their coal to some company that hns. These two companies deliver their coal to the Krle, or, at least, ns much of It as goes to tidewater, which Is the groat bulk of It as far as tho Pennsylvania Coal company Is con cerncd. They luivo grievances, doubt, less, Just llko tho Individual operators, In tho matter of carrying charges. II tho Individual operator Is to seciim any tedress of theso grievances, the Ulawaro and Hudson und Pennsyl vania want to be In a position to claim similar consideration, For that reason they rofuso to commit them selves to tho plan of strike settlement contemplating a ralso In wages." No Instructions, President Cleorgo U. Smith, of the Kilo and AVyomlng, when iiHked yes terday for a statement of his com pany's position In tho matter, said simply that no Instructions had been received here from headquarters In re gard to posting notices. Superintendent C. C. Rose, of the Doluwaro nnd Hudson company, said ho had not been Instructed to join In tho offer of an ndvanco In wages, but Continued on Page 7,1 l? -f WEATHER FORECAST. Witltlugtnn, Oct. 2 Forecast for Wed. - necday and Thursday! Eastern l'mi(jrl vanla Partly cloudy Wednetday and Thursday light to fresh nortUtasUrly wind j. 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