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VOLUME XLIX?NUMBER 26. WHEELING. W. VA., MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 24. 1900. PRICE TWO CENTS.{five CKNT&
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ANOTHER CLASH
EXPECTED WITH
STRIKERS TODAY.
Sabbath Passed Without Any-Exhibitions
of Lawlessness?Operators
Will Attempt to Eesume.
HIE MILITIA BEING LOCATED
At Places Where Trouble is Likely to
Occur ? Miners Welcome Their
Appearanco on the Scene.
SHENANDOAH, Pa., Sept. 23.?An
air of expectancy was noticeable among
the people here to-day and although It
would bo difficult to Ilnd a more peaceful
community, the opinion Is generally
expressed that to-morrow will witness
a renewal of the riotous scenes of Friday.
The superintendents of all the
mines In the vicinity of this city and
Shamokin to-day reiterated their Intention
of resuming operations to-morrow.
The strikers, however, declare
thpv will not miPfieDfl. nt Iprvst In thr?
Shenandoah mines.
It was not until afternoon that there
was any noticeable activity on the
streets. In the morning churches of all
denominations were crowded arid the
sermons were invariably the subject of
mine troubles. In the Church of th*
Annunciation Rev. H. F. O'Reilly, the
rector, told his congregation that the
mine workers could not win. He advised
them to refrain from acts of violence
and to return to work. He pointed
out that the mines were their only
means of support while the proceeds of
the Reading Company from the mines
were only a small proportion of Its receipts.
The company would not starve,
he t-ald, but the mine workers would.
Miners Expect to Win.
Father Peter Abramaltis, of the
Lithuanian church of St. George, said
that. If the men expected to win perfect
organization was necessary. He bellcved
that If they were undivided their
struggle would meet with success.
During the afternoon demonstrations
were made by the governor's troop and
Battery C, which marched through the
streets of th?? city and along the roads
leading to the mines. Representatives
of the seven collieries about this city
visited Gobln In a body this afternoon
to arrange for the protection of their
workmen on their way to the collieries.
District Superintendent Boyd, of the
Philadelphia & Reading Coal and Iron
Company's workings Informed General
Gobln that he liadassurances that many
of his employes remained away from
the collieries only through fear of mcb
violence.
Gobin's Plan of Action.
General Gobln early In the day, drove
through the district which will be the
sceno of the militia's operations tomorrow
and after his conference with
the mine superintendents, he completed
his plan of action.
At 6 o'clock to-morrow morning battalions
of infantry, the Governor's troop
and Battery C will leave their camps
and march out on the roads leading to
the collieries. The troops will continue
on the move during the time tho workmen
are going to tho mines. It is General
Gobln's Intention to have a portion
of the troops proceed to Mahanoy City
about three and a half miles from hsre
to suppress any disturbances that may
occur there. During the afternoon Captain
Daniel Christian, of the coal and
iron police, and W.*H. Richards, superintendent
of the Reading Company's
couicnes at Mananoy city, called on
General Gobin and asked for troops.
Captain Christian said the situation at
Mahanoy City differed from that at this
place In that the foreigners were willing
to return to work, but were Intimidated
by the English-speaking employes.
Foreigners Opposed to Strike.
Eighty per cent of the foreigners, Superintendent
Richards said, were In
favor of remaining at work. Genera J
Gobin said he could notproml.se to locate
troops at Mahanoy City but would
endeavor to have soldiers In that vicinity
early to-morrow morning.
Major W. A. Miller, brigade inspector,
was to-day detailed by General Gobin
a* provost marshal and he established
headquarters in the postofflce building.
The guard is composed of over 100 men
of the Eighth Infantry. Guards are
located at all street corners In the central
pari of the town and while the soldiers
are not c^ppcted to do police duty,
they have been instructed to keep a
sharp lookout for disturbances. Chief
Burgess David Brown to-day caused to
be posted throughout the town proclamations
prohibiting the assembling of
crowds on the streets and calling on the
citizens to preserve order.
SUNDAY QUIETUED
Prevailed in the Ecglon of the Strike.
Troops Being Placed ? Prominent
Deputies Arrested for Highway
Robbery?Mine Workers Hopeful.
IJAZLETON, I'a., Sept. 23.?There
v.:iB absolutely no change in the conl
r.rlke situation In the Lehigh region
to-day and tho customary Sunday quietude
prevailed.
This afternoon the employes of the
( alvln Pardee mine met at J^attlmnr
ttid tho United Mine Workers held
"i.ij's meetings at both Epley and IJollVur
Meadows. To-night the presidents
' the three anthracite districts comI'
Hlng tho entire hard coal Held of
I'onnpylvanla had a conference with
'' "f.ldent Mitchell, with the,purpose of
^ 'cuflslng the.situation as it now precis
In the anthrucltn region.
during the normal times il colliery
hcie and them works on Sunday, but
to-aay not a pound of coal xvas mined
In the Haxleton region. Every one of
the uvunty-flvc or more towns In thlk
region una quiet.
Many miners accompanied by their
families visited neighboring villages to
ace relative* or friends, an Is their custom
on Sunday, while most others remained
within doors at their homes.
All tno mining towns had their full
quota at the churches and some subject
of remark by strangers now in tho region
that an unusually large proportion
of the population attended church. The
women and children, however, were In
a vast majority. Tno Catholic faith la
the dominating denomination In the
coal region.
Deputies Arrested for Bobbery.
Three of the deputies who were sworn
In by Sheriff Harvey, of Luzerne county,
and who are sons of prominent
Wllkesbarre families, were arrested late
last night at Freeland, on the charge
of highway robbery. They are Hamilton
Farnham, Van Buren B. Howard
and A. It. Shoemaker, Jr. The men arc
accused of robbing a Polish liquor
dealer of $1G7 In cash. There are two
sides to the story. The Polander says
he was delivering beer at Highland and
that the deputies asked him and he
consented to let them ride with him In
his wagon to Freeland. At the outskirts
of that place he claims the men
assaulted him and took the money from
his pocket. The other story is to the
effect that the Polander demanded a
fee for bringing the deputies to Freeland
and not getting It he iK*t up a cry
that he had been robbed. A crowd soon
gathered and tho deputies were taken
into custody and given a hearing before
a Justice of the peace, which lasted until
2 o'clock this morning. The squire
committed the three men, but instead
of locking them up at Freeland, the ac
cused were driven thirty miles over the
mountain to Wllkesbarre, where they
arrived at daylight this morning. This
was done In order to prevent the posslbllty
of the men being taken from the
local lock-up by a crowd which was still
waiting to see what disposition was to
be made of the deputies. There is an
exceedingly strong feeling against deputies
in this region being accused of
crime. The men were released on bail
after their arrival at Wllkesbarre.
Expect an Increase of Strikers.
The United Mine Workers' organizers
spent the day In various parts of this
district looking after the interests of
their organization. They consulted thiv
leaders of local unions and urged mlno
workers who have not yet struck to
leave their work.
Benjamin James, of the national executive
board, said to-day that he expected
the number of strikers will be
greatly Increased to-morrow. He predicts
that a number of mines which
have.been running pretty full during
the past wesk will be tied up completely
to-morrow.
McAdoo, from which town more
marching of strikers has taken place
than tyotn all other towns IntTieTeglon
combined, was full of strangers to-day,
drawn there by the rumor that troops
would arrive ut that place. It was
learned to-day from an authoritative
source that a request has been made to
Governor Stone to send a battalion to
McAdoo, which is the nearest point In
Schuylkill county to Hazleton, which is
in Luzerne county. The request was
granted, but some sort of a misunderstanding
arose and the order was couw
termanded.
This afternoon a delegation of South
Side operators went to Shenandoah,
where they met Sheriff Toole.of Schuylkill
county, and General Gobln and after
a short conference. General Gobln
decided to send a battalion of Infantry
to McAdoo early to-morrow morning.
Tliey will reach that place at about 4
o'clock. The object in placing troops
there is that In case of trouble in Hazleton
which the sheriff of Luzerne county
could not quell, the soldiers would be
thrown into Hazleton in less than an
hour. The railroad cars wll be kept In
readiness for a quick move.
Tear Trouble To-day.
SHAMOKIN, Pa., Sept. All was
quiet in the strike situation here to-day,
but it is feared trouble may be precipitated
by an attempt to start the Cameron
colliery In the morning. At a
largely attended meeting of United
Mine Workers at Treverton last night,
it was resolved to remain away from
work until the strike is declared off.
John Fahey, district president of the
United Mine Workers went to Hazle
ton this morning for a call on President
Mitchell.
Sheriff Harvey has sixty deputies In
this city who are In constant readiness
to go to any section. Besides these
three score armed men, the sheriff has
several hundred deputies distributed
throughout the county.
The Butchcrs Association, which Is
composed of all meat dealers in Hazleton
and vicinity, has given notice that
beginning to-morrow only a caih busl- j
ness will be done because of the strike.
YELLOW FEVER
On the Increase at Havana?Captain i
Cartwright a Victim. <
HAVANA, Sept. 23.?Thirty-one new
cases of yellow fever have been officially
reported slncc Friday, making nearly 1
one hundred under treatment. Captain i
George S. Cartwright, 24th U. S. Infantry,
quartermaster's department, who
was tnken down with the fever last
Monday at Camp Columbia, Ik dead.
Itobert Thomas and Alfred Kllbourno,
Second* U. S. artillery, was attacked !
yesterday.
Governor General Wood suggests that '
departmental clerks nhould not reside In
Havana while the fever Ih raging, as 331
Vodado and other suburbs are preferable.
According the clerks In the adjutant
general's olllco will stop work dally
at 4 o'clock.
The North American Trust Company
will organize a tobacco exchango to
compete with what Is known us the i
Buyers' Trust.
No Opposition to British.
LOIJHENZO MAKQUJ3S, Sept. 23.?
The British have occupied Kuniatl
Poort wlthout-opposltion# V
FIRES BUILT
IN THE IDLE '
STEEL MILLS.
Wage Scale Signed by Manufacturers
and Conference Committee of
the Iron and Steel Workera.
EMPLOYMENT TO 60,000 MEN.
Both Sides Feel Believed?Reasons for
the Delay in Arranging the Scale !
Was a Slump in the Market.
CINCINNATI, O., Sept. 23.?The conference
commltteeea of the Amalgamated
Association of Iron and Steel
Workers and of the manufacturers at
G:30 o'clock this morning .signed the
wage scale that will be effective until
July 1, 1001.
It is what is known as the yearly
scale, which takes effect usually In
July. Owing to the unusual fluctuations
of the market, the new scale had <
not been signed when the mills shut
down June 30, and the conditions have
been unfavorable ever since June, bo
that the mills have been Idle for almost fi
three months. As soon as the scale was
Blened this mnrnlnir. mpssncrr>? wpro
Bent in every direction before the conferees
breakfasted, ordering the flres
built at once. Some mills will start to- *
morrow morning and all others as soon
as possible. This decision means employment
to-morrow- to over CO,000
worklngmen, who have been idle eince v
June. In endeavoring to arrive at this t
agreement, the wage conference com- t
mittee of the Amalgamated Association 1
of Iron and Steel Workers has had live *
different conferences with the manu- J;
facturers, meeting at New York, De- ^
troit, Indianapolis and Youngstown. as c
well as here. They have been in conference
here since Wednesday and de- a
termined last night to sit until they o
got togther or agreed to disagree. \
Both Sides Hdleved. *
While neither side got what it wanted,
yet both sides felt relieved when the ^
scale was signed, after an all night ses- e
slon, and most of the conferees left c
without sleep, so as to be at the mills f
Monday morning. President Schaefer, t
Secretary Williams and others remain- r
ed to arrange some details with Com- t
mlssloner Nutt, and they retired about 1
8 o'clock this morning, but the others
did their sleeping on trains en route to *
their homes. v
The reasons for the delay in adjust- ing
the wage scale as well as for the f
frequent prolonged conferences, are ?
found In the slump in the market and r
the fluctuations durlng~"tlui past "year*'"I
from the highest-to the lowest prices, e
The workers wanted $5 per ton, based c
on a one and four-tenths card rate.
The manufacturers offered $4 50 per
ton on a one-cent card rate fo? boiling,
and the differences were in about the q
same proportion in other lines.
President Schaefer and Commissioner
Nutt Jointly gave out the following
ofllclal statement to-day: ^
Bates for Boiling. [
The rate for boiling Is $4 75 per ton, S
based upon a one-cent card rate, with "3
the same basis running up to one and *
two-tenths for the card rate, or $1 20. v
But the price for boiling for Septem- |
ber and October shall be 55 per ton, s
based on a card rate of one and four- c
tenths cents. t
Muck rolling shall-be one-seventh of ^
the price paid for boiling. 1:
Rushellng on sand bottom shall be f
52 00 on a one-cent card rate, with the h
same base running up to one and two- v
tenths card rate. ^
The following scale was fixed for the j
finishing mills: 0
On bar mills the price to be paid Is q
the same as last year, with a card rate e
of one and four-tenths cents graded n
down to a one-cent card. a
On guide (ten inch and hoop mills), o
the base and rates apply aH they do on r
the bar and the twelve-inch mills.
Among the mills ordered started are *,
those of the American Steel Hoop Com- J
pnny, at Glrard, Youngstown, Warren, ,,
Pomeroy and Greenville, and of the Re- ^
public Iron and Steel Company, at 0
Youngstown, Ironton, Terre Haute, v
Birmingham, Muncic, Franklin, Marlon, a
Moline, New Albany, Minneapolis, Covington,
Ky., Brazil, Ind., Sprinfield,
Ills., and Alexandria, Ind. ^
Will Start at Once.
YOUNOSTOWN, 0., Sept. 23.-A* a
result of "a settlement being reached ^
between the wage committee of the
Amalgamated Association and representatives
of the Republic Iron and
Steel Company and the American Steel
Hoop Company at Cincinnati last night,
the plants of both concerns will resume ^
operations as quickly as possible, some .
startlnK to-morrow and tho romnindor 1
probably on Tuesday. Both companies
urc understood to have an abundance
of orders on hund. Nearly sixty thou- (|
Band men will resume work, after a 11
shut down of three months. x
o
Mills Will Start r
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Pent. 23.?The Arnal- v
fjamated wago schedule at 54 75 per ton p
based upon a one-cent card rate, wns h
signed to-day by both committees. Fires 11
were ordered by wire In the mills cv- Cl
orywhere. All that are ready will start
to-morrow morning.
c
Quiet Day for tho President. p
CANTON, Ohio, Sept. 23.?This was a c
Unlet and unbventful day at the McKIn- t
ley home. During: the morning the V
President and Mrs. McKlnley took a fl
Hhort drive and attended services at r
tho First Presbyterian church. A few j,
friends callod at tho lipuse during tho 0
day and evening. U
HANNA MISQUOTED.
Sis Chicago Speech Badly Garbled.
Bryan Forced to Moke Silver the
Paramount Issue.
CLEVELAND, O., Sept 23.?Senator
lanna left for Xew York this evening
S-Ie will remain at the Republican headjunrters
there for two or three woteks,
inrt will thnn rpfitrn fn Phlr?nfrn Tn nn
ntervlew to-day ho said: "The speech
: made at Chicago on the so-called
rust Issue, was misquoted and garbled.
IVhat I said wntf that there were no ,
rusts In the meaning of the law. When
: said that I did not say that there were
10 combinations of capital, nor did I
ay that there are no combinations that i
vork Injustice to the people. This soailed
trust Issue la nothing moro than I
l bugaboo of Bryan's to catch votes.
Vhat anti-trust laws have been enactd-have
been enacted by the Republlans.
On the so-called trust issue Bryan
s on the defensive. He should tell why i
he Democratic party has never sup>orted
any legislation to regulate the
lommerclal combinations of the counry.
Bryan cannot defend the Demoxatlc
party on that issue and It, with
he Issue of Imperialism, will soon be
elegated to the rear. The money quesion
will soon be the paramount Issue.
Jryan will have to meet that Issue too."
Senator Hanna said that he had not
leclded to go on the stump In. the cast,
jut would do so If he thought best. Ho
ieclared furthermore that he had Issued
10 challenge to Mr. Bryan for a Joint
lebate nor had he challenged anybody
o debate. However, ho said, he was
lot afraid to meet'anybody on the lsues
of the campaign.
TOOK A* GALLOP
Wcr tho Hills?Governor Roosevelt
Spends the Sabbath in Quiet and
Rest?Now in Wyoming.
RAWLINS, Wyo., Sept. 23.?After a
veek of great exertion In speaking and
raveling, Governor Roosevelt resolved
o ppend a quiet Sunday of rest. At
he conclusion of the meeting at Rock
Springs last night the special train pulld
out on what Is called "O'NelU's
ipur,". where It remained during the
light and to-day, remote from town or
lty.
The train rested near Daly's ranch,
tnd the party, numbering about- thirty
ir more, were entertained at the ranch
vlth a game dinner. During the day
orsea were provided and about twentyIve
of the party. Including the goverlor,
took a gallop over the adjacent
illls. Four speeches have been arrangd
for to-morrow, at Rawlins, Medline
Bow, Laramie and Cheyenne. The
irst three meetings will be held during |
ne uay anu^tne nignc one will take
lace at Cheyenne. From Cheyenne,
he governor will proceed to Colorado,
Cansas and Nebraska.
Deadwood, S. D., will be reached
ibout October 3, and Waterloo, Iowa,
bout October f?, from which point he
ill go to Chicago, where he is schediled
to speak on October C. So far the
governor's voice Is holding out well and
lis health and strength seem to be imiroylng,
rather Uian otherwise Durcampalgn'*he
wltt^liave travel
d more than 10.000 miles and delivered
iver 225 speeches.
D0WIE1TE ELDERS
liven a Coat of Varnish?Hair Matted
and No Part of Their Bodies Escaped?Taken
to tlie City Prison.
MANSFIELD, Ohio, Sept. 23.?A mob
ormed to-day and the Dowlelte elders,
Cphralm Basslngcr, of Eluffton, and
'.lias Moot, of Lima, were Its victims,
.'he two elders came in on an Erie
rain, unknown to the authorities. They
.'ore recognized by a small crowd at
he depot, which refused to let them ener
a cab, then followed them up the
treet and surrounded them near the
entre of the city. They were then
aken by the mob to the Richland bugry
works, whero Basslnger disrobed,
ut the crowd tore Moot *s clothing
roin his body, as he refused to disrobe
ilmself. A paint bucket and a brush
i'ere then secured and a smokestack
arnlsh, a tar-llke substance, was
aubed over them from head to foot.
v nuo mu-Liuu in meir nair ana no part
f their bodies escaped but their faces,
'heir bodies were then partially coverd
with clothing and the elders were
narched to the home of E. H. Lelby,
, Zlon follower here, who was driven
ut of town last Sunday. There they
romlsed not to return to Mansfield, but
iter they said they agreed not to reurn
unless Overseer Piper ordered
liem to come. They were then marchd
to the city prison and locked up. By
ppllcatlon of lard and benzine, the
lack varnish was cut and after new
utnts of clothing were furnished they
rere deported on a Pennsylvania train
I noon.
WAITING FOR ANSWERS.
fnlted States Will Do Nothing in
Chinese Affairs Until Powers are
Heard From.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23.?With the
hree pending diplomatic notes bearing
n the Chinese situation disposed of by
nswers to the restrictive powers, the
ttltude of the United States now Is a
raiting one. There was a general relocation
of anxiety apparent to-day and
he dny moreover passed without any
evelopmentg In the way of Important
Ispatchen.
Now that the notes are acted upon, the
uestlon of the commission to negotiate
eace Is again revived. Among others
hose name was suggested to-night us
ne of the commissioners was Judge
Vin. J I. Day, of Canton, the former seeetury
of state. Judge Day served
,'lth the American-Spanish peace commission
and lu all probability would be
ersona grata to China. Ills 111 health,
owever, Is a serious consideration that
light lead him to decline if offered a
ommlssloncrshlp.
Largo Coal Deal Comploted,
PITTSnimail, Pa, Sept. 23.?A larsc!
oal deal has been completed by the
urchaHC by Coleman & Liggett, real
stnto brokers, representing local caplabuts,
of 2,500 acres or coal lands at
lountonvllle, on the Pan Handle road,
or $200,000. The purchaser* have aleady
formed the Illckory Coal Compay
and win develop the Iract at once. Jt
as a six-foot vein and the mines when
prned will have a capacity o? 2,000 tono
i*Uy.
4
MANY BOYS IN
BLUE KILLED BY
. THE FILIPINOS
During the Past Ten Days?Number
Will Approach 100?Take Heart
From American Support.
AGGIE REFUSES 4 COMPROMISE.
Amnesty Has Expired?Old Condifinnts
PnciimArl?Tr?niirfTpr?ta in
"Better Spirits."
j MANILA, Sept. 23.?The insurgent
j demonstrations last week prove to
have been more extended than was at
first reported. From Cagayan and Isabella
provinces, and the northwestern
districts of Luzon come accounts of insurgent
operations and American precautionary
measures. Merchants in
the province of Albay are getting their
hemp to Manila as rapidly as possible,
fearing that otherwise it will be burned
by the Insurgents.
At lllolo, there was considerable anxiety
lest an uprising should occur; but
the insurgents there are ceasing their
activity and returning In white clothing
to the garrisoned towns of the district.
As a resumption of Insurgent operations
Is considered quite probable,
the Americans there are taking the
necessary steps.
The American casualties in killed,
wounded or missing during the last ten
days approach one hundred, including
those at SInlloan, at the east end of Laguna
de Bay, where the Insurgents, after
the engagement, delivered ten bod
iCD Ul ?JUX" Ul'UU.
Documents captured In Manila show
that the insurgent activity in this vicinity
were ordered by rebels here, following
instructions from the Hong
Kong Junta.
Aguinaldo Wants No Compromise.
-> Senor Buencamino has received from
Aguinaldo an answer regarding his
peace proposals. Aguinaldo declines to
consider them and declares that he Is
unwilling to agree to a compromise.
Archbishop Nozaleda with Bishop Hevia
and ten friars, will leave for Spain
Tuesday. He goes to render his decennial
religious report. He says he expects
to return here. During his absence
the affairs of the archdiocese will
be administered by Mgr. Chapelle.
The amnesty expired September 21,
and the conditions that existed previously
have been resumed.
An insurgent proclamation signed
last month by Aguinaldo, directing that
American prisoners be set at liberty,
that good treatment be accorded to
captives and that ?40 be paid to each
American surrendering, has reached
Manila. Few prisoners were released
under the proclamation. Two, who have
just arrived from the Cailless district
report that the Insurgents in that locality
are in "better spirits" than they had
displayed at any time before, since
April.
The' Insurgents recently murdered
ruthlessly three persons in the Lukban
district.
Samar is short of rice; but as the
hemp supply is abundant, the people
are shipping hemp to Bulan Island and
smuggling rice in exchange.
GAS WELL GUSHER
Struck at Lane's Mills, Pa.?Good for
Three Million Feet Per Day.
DU BOIS, Pa., Sept. 23.?A gns well
gusher was struck at Lane's Mills, six
mllf? from this city this morning at a
depth of 3.000 feet. The well was drilled
by a local company and this morning
the drill struck the vein, the gas
coming to the surface with terrlllc force
blowing tools and rocks over two hundred
feet In the air. It is estimated by
experts that the well is good for three
million feet every twenty-four hours.
The well is in an entirely new territory
and will come Into direct competition
with the Standard Oil Company, whose
wells supply this city and neighboring
towns and are located twenty-live miles
from here.
Berkeloy Democratic Nominations.
Speciul Dispatch to the Intulllgcncer.
BERKELEY SPRINGS. W. Va.. Sept.
23.?The Democrats of Morgan county
here yesterday and nominated the following
ticket: Sheriff, P. T. Noland;
county commissioner, P. B. Dick; assessor.
J. W. Swaim; surveyor, P. W.
Atkinson. The candidacy of J. McCarty
Duckwall, Independent Democrat,
for prosecuting attorney, was endorsed,
The nominations were made In
caucus and the convention simply endorsed
the cut and dried proceedings,
As this county is strongly Republican,
there Is no likelihood of any of the
above named being elected.
Lifo Not Worth Living-.
Spoclnl Dlnpatch to the Intelligencer.
HINTON, W. Va., Sept. 23.~S.-S. Surbaugh,
a teamster, aged 23, shot himself
through the brain last night at Green
Sulphur, this county, as the result of
.. Inun oW-l- ?r~ *
? lUMtu. *iv nua iuuuu III uay- |
llRht this morning unconscious asd <]|c(l
to-night. Ho left a note to his aged
mother telling her that he would end ,
his life as he did.
Good Races Expected.
Special Dlppatch to the Intellluciicor.
FAHKEHSBUllO, AV. Va., Sept. 23.The
three days' race meet which opens
here Tuesday afternoon promises to be
a great success. Already fifty fast
horses are on the ground and tlfty more
arc expected.
Amusing Demand.
HAVANA, Sept. 113.?Porto Rico's demand
on Cuba for the repayment of
more than $2,r>00,000 advanced to Spain
to conduct military operations against
Cuba, has been the source of consldera- i
bio amusement. Cubans are asking
why they should repay funds lent to the
enemy for the express purpose of subduing
thcixu
GALVESTON ORDERLY.
People Attend Church?Eapidly
CI wiring Awny the Eebris?Forty
Bodies Taken from Bulns Testerday?Pay
Checks Given Out to
Laborers.
GALVESTON, Sept. 23.?Sunday was
quietly spent In Galveston. Many people
attended church son-Ices and the
day parsed without disorder or excitement.
General Scurry soya Galveston is now
as orderly as any city in the state.
At a meeting of the general committee
here to-day, Messrs. Rlckcr and
Lee, who had taken the contract fop
clearing away the debris,' tendered their
resignation because they eaid some, dissatisfaction
had been expressed,
A resolution was passed. that sorao
ureuiuers ui mc committee 8llOUia taKO
charge of the removal of the debrla
without compensation, ajid Jens Molter,
a prominent ship broker, was appointed
to that duty.
A committee from the council appeared
before the central committee tq-day
to confer with reference to obtaining
funds to maintain the police, fire, water
and other necessary departments of the
city government.
In response to a request Governor
Sayers has telegraphed that he will
leave Austin for Galveston to-morrow
night to confer on Important matters.
Pay Checks Given Out.
The pay rolls for the laborers who
worked upon the streets under military
regime from September 18 to September
21 were completed Saturday night. Distribution
of pay checks commenced today
and about 53,COO was paid out.
In all about forty bodies were taken
from the ruins to-day. To-morrow, it
Is estimated, 2,500 men will be at work
on the streets clearing the wreckage.
Thirty days will be required to do the
work.
The plan to erect homes for those who
lost everything by the storm, so earnestly
advocated by Miss Barton, of tho
Red Cross Society, Is meeting with
every encouragement. A large fund is
to be raised for this purpose to be disbursed
by direction of Miss Barton.
Five hundred and seventy-six persons
were treated at the Emergency hospitals
to-day. Many serious cases are reported
and several deaths are likely to
result.
ENGLISH ELECTIONS
Sourco of Anxiety on the Port of tHO
Queen's Supporters ? Lord Boe?*
berry "Boasts" tlic Boer War.i
LONDON, Sept. 23.?Lord Salisbury's
manifesto to the electors of the United
Kingdom in anticipation of the parliamentary
general flections, emphasise*
the necessity that the queen's government
be supported by a strong parliamentary
majority as "the only means
of convincing the inhabitants of tho :
conquered' South Africa territories thai
there is no hopo of diverting the government
from their policy by persistent
resistance or agitation.
"It will depend upon the disposition
and conduct of the Boers how long an
interval Is to elapse before their full
position as a British colony is attained."
In conclusion Lord Salisbury refers to
China as "a difficulty, among others,
confronting the government and requiring
that the government should bo
?? UtWU HUH ?? OUV>ll? UlllJUl JWJ 1U LUC
house of commons."
John Morley, Liberal, member for
Montrose Burghs, in his manifesto doclnres
that his opinion baa not changed,
that everything might have been attained
In South Africa without war.
The Earl of Roseberry also issued a
manifesto In the form of a letter to a
Liberal candidate.
After enumerating the government*#
"failure at home and abroad," Lord
Roseberry criticises the conduct of tha
South African war, declaring that It
has "exposed England to humlllatloni
unparalleled In our history since the
American war."
He declares that nothing can be hoped
for from the government either in the
matter of urgent domestic reforms or
the ?eform of the war ofllce.
BRYAN'S HURRY TRIP.
Goes to Chicago on an Important
Mission?Will Meet Jones.
LINCOLN. Neb.. Sept. 23.?W. J.
Bryan left here for Chicago to-night
over the Burlington railroad. The trip
was suddenly decided upon and will W
hurriedly made. The train on which tho
presidential candidate travels Is due In
Chicago to-morrow morning and It ia
Mr. Bryan's Intention to leave Chicago
to-morrow evening on his return trip,
reaching Lincoln early Tuesday morning.
In reply to a question as to the reason
for the hurried visit. Mr. Bryan said
It wns to confer with Chairman Jones ^
and other members of the national committee
concerning the campaign and especially
with reforcnco to his futuro
movements.
Accidentally Shot by His Cousin.
GETTYSBURG, Pa.. Sept. 23.?A. C.
Hammers, aged 22 years, was ehot and
killed late last night by the accidental
discharge of a revolver in the hands
of his cousin. Harvey &lnyer.
Movement of Steamships.
NEW YORK ? Arrived: Bulgaria,
Hamburg and Uoulognc; Philadelphia*),
Liverpool; Island, Copenhagen; La
Gascognc, Havre.
*
Weather ForeoaBt for To-day.
For Wont Virginia, Ohio and Western
Pennnylvunln?Generally fair Monday nnd
Tuesday; variable winds, becoming frcah
southerly.
Local Temperature,
The tompernturo Saturday as observed
by C. Schncpf, drupKlst, comer Market
and Fourteenth ntrects. wun as follows:
7 a. m f*s 3 p. 7S
Ha. m M|7 n. in ?
12 in 74(\\ eatber, Fair,
SUNDAY.
7 a. 72|3 p. &
0 a. m 7?'7 j). m. ??
12 S0)W*uther, Fair.
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