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TOLUME jg?uinii?5r ' . WHlimKfl.W.VA.. SATtoRDAX OCTOBER 20. 1900. ^ J' fRI0E TW0
SURGING MASS
OF HUMANITY IN
CAPITAL CITY
lo Pay Their Kespects to the Noxt
yice President of the United
States?Everybody Turned Out.
greatest demonstration
Ever Witnessed in Kanawha Valley.
Torchlight Procession at Night.
T. .1 TT11 n Uti rrfnn
I Bpfdal Dispatch to the Intclllgencer.
CHARLESTON ,W. Vu., Oct. 19.Thls
was the greatest duy In the history
j of Charleston?In a political sense. All
| Kanawha and adjoining counties ap?
j peaml to have turned out to do honor
to Theodore Roosevelt. People poured
Into Charleston this morning by the
thousands, by the train load, by steami
boat loads, by private conveyances, on
horseback, on mulcback and on foot.
, Boon the city presented a most extra!
ordinary sight, with the marching delegations
on foot and on horseback, flags
/lying, banners tloatlng, bands playing,
j emblems fluttering, and over all and
j above the magnificent and prolonged
| cheering and yelling that greeted.the
' different delegations as they came
ehouting Into town.
Wonderful Demonstration.
It was a gala day, and It was a hot
time In the old town in day time. The
parade was the greatest civip demonstration
ever seen here; there were
thousands in It. After the parade had
passed through the principal streets it
halted on Kanawha street until tho arrival
of Governor Roosevelt, on a special
train at 3 o'clock. Then the immense
procession of shouting man, on
foot and on horseback, moved up Cap|
itol street to the wigwam, the sides of
which had been torn down, as Its capacity
was inadequate by many thousands
to accommodate the surging mass
of humanity that was anxious to hear
Roosevelt.
"When the building had been filled,
thousands surged and packed on tho
outside, anxious to catch a glimpse of
the speaker, or a word now and then.
Escorted to the Wigwam.
Promptly at 3 o'clock Governor Roosevelt's
special train reached Charleston,
from Huntington, and ho and his party
were met at the train by a reception
commJttec of rllatlngulshcd citizens, and
[ was immediately escorted to the wlg[
warn by the famous Elklns Marching
! Club, In charge of CapL E. E. Hood and
a detachment of the Kanawha Rough
Riders, In charge of Capt. John A.
Thayer.
He met with a continual and tremendous
ovation along the entire route to
the wigwam. Tens of thousands chcered
him to tho echo. The parade moved
under the auspices of Col. N. S. Burlew,
assisted by thirty-five aides. Hon.
."William Seymour Edwards presided
ever the meeting at the wigwam.
A Republican Year.
The town is chuck full of a seething
Kims of hearty, healthy, well fed, well
clothed and happy humanity, all being
[ tho evidences of prosperity and con|
tentment in every feature of their counl
tenances. Truly, this is a Republican
year, and calamity is sitting in the
Eloogh of despond. This great meeting
means a gain of no less than 500
votes to the Republican ticket In this
county. To-night there was a. torchlight
procession, fireworks and speaking at
the wigwam by Hon. Romeo H. Freer,
Hon. Daniel J. Ryan, of Ohio; Hon. P.
33. Lalnl. Hfin. Tlnvlfl T4Mf?lr?v nnH
Others.
FINE RECEPTION
Given by Cabell Republicans to
Boosevolt?Largest Crowd Ever
Seen In Huntington at a Political
Meeting.
Bpeclal Dispatch to tho Intelligencer.
HUNTINGTON, W. Va. .Oct. 19.?The
Roosevelt special train arrived here on
time at 12:15 to-day.
The party was met by the reception
committee, and escorted to the stand,
at Fifth avenue and Ninth street, where
they, with Governor Roosevelt, reviewed
the magnificent parade, which In
numbers was tho largest ever seen In
i thi city, after which he addressed over
15,CM people.
Enthusiasm Unbounded.
The meeting was the greatest ever
hc-M here, and the enthusiasm wns unbounded.
The Vice Presidential candidate
was cheered by surging cmwds all
the way from tho depot to tho placo of
*1"-iking, over Ave squares. j
" * fp'"?ch consisted of a scathing
Arraignment of thi? Democmtlc party
find Mr. 13ryan?for mismanagement by
the former and false prophecies by tho
latter, and no clearly were his propositions
presented that at every point he
Was greeted with deafening applause.
Thieves Follow Roosevelt.
Epeclnl Dlnpatcli to the Intolllcencer.
t'AKKRRSBURO, W. Va., Oct. ID.?
Thieves following the* Roosevelt party
tnade heavy haula hert? yesterday, and
k*t night. and dozens of empty pockctfcookx'
were found In tho streets and'
*' ! J.? during tho day. Tho losers arc
th* Rev. Father Hlclwy, of St. Xavler's
church; Hon. Homer H. Wood, of RItch
"u.uy, ana u. uiagei, or znncsv?lc.
Two thieves wero caught In the
tath room of St. Joseph'* Hospital,
W?*Te n hnzmir Is In progress, where
M'-y were hiding for the purpose of
fobbing the Indks of thr? money taken
Jli at th" anveral tables.
Large Crowd nt tho Depot.
''AltKEItSBUItO, "\V. Va., Oct. JD?
Governor IlooieVtit left here over tha
Ohio River railroad at 8 a. m. on a ?poclal
train. A large crowd gathered at
tho depot to see him off.
HOST EVENTPUL
In tho History of the Campaign Was
m.i- , rr\. ..?v. muiu
MUVOVICIbD J.1IJ/ t AU?UU(JU J.IUO
State.
HINTON, W. Va., Oct. 19.?Governor
Roosevelt and his party closed their
tour of West Virginia to-night, after
one of the longest Journeys In the western
trip. Starting from Parkersburg on
tho upper Ohio In the morning, ho made
speeches at different points along the
Ohio river, notably at Point Pleasant
and Huntington. From the latter place
he started up tho Great Kanawha valley,
making speeches along the wjty
and going across the river at Charleston
to witness a great demonstration at
the state capital and to make an address
of some length at the wigwam.
He was accompanied from Huntington
through the Kanawha valley by Governor
Atkinson and staff and state ofllc?rs
and a'large reception committee.
Prom Charleston the Bpeclal train proceeded
directly across tho mountains.
The two days that Governor Roosevelt
spent In touring this state have been
among the most eventful In .the history
of the campaign. Governor Roosevelt
passes next Into Maryland and thrnce
Into his own state, after having crossed
the continent along the lakes westward
and returning by a circuitous route
through the middle ?Ute? *nd tho Ohio
Valley.
Price of Coal Still Advancing.
PHILADELPHI A Pa., Oct. 111.?The
Lehigh Valley Coal Company to-day
sent out circulars to the trade quoting
city coal prices f.o.b. at tho mines. The
price of all'sizes Is advanced 59 cents
over the July circular. The figures arc
as follows: Lump, 52.50; broken, 52.Tr.;
egg, 53.00: stove, 53.25; chestnut, 53.25:
pea, $1.75; buckwheat, 51.25. ,
STRENUOUS PROGRAMME
/
Paced Senators Hanna and Frye Yesterday
In Their Journey in Nebraska?Unique
Campaign Banners.
NORFOLK, Neb., Oct. 19.?Southward
through the eastern counties of Nebraska,
Senator* Hanna and Frye continued
their campaign work to-day. A
strenuous programme was before them.
It required early rising and a running
schedul? of 45 miles an hour with
speeches at Sioux City, Iowa, Wakefield,
Wayne. Winslde and Hosklns and
Norfolk, Nebraska. Transferring at
that point to the Union Pacific, stops j
were scheduled at Madison, Senator
Allen's home; Humphrey, Platte Center,
Columbus, Schuyler, North Bend,
Fremont, Wahoo and an evening meeting
at Lincoln, the home of W. J. Bryan.
To-morrow's programme, the lqst
day of Senator Hanna's trip. Includes
but eight speeches, the last at Omaha
In the evening.
Sioux City was the last stop to-day.
It was about 7:30 and the.crowd was
made up mostly of worklngmen with
their dinner palls on their arms.
A Peculiar Banner.
At Wlnshle, a little hamltt In the
midst of the corn country, Senator
Hanna saw the following banner as he
stepped out cn the platform: "Populist
farmers?Beware! chain your children
to yourselves or put 'em under the bed
?Mark Hnnnn Is In town."
"Oh, I am not so dangerous as all
that," paid he, laughing.
"Take your hat off, Mark, and let us
see," shouted the crowd, which cheered
as Mr. Hanna compiled. Prosperity
was debated for five minutes. The
farmers composing the aydlcnce cheered
until the train was far from the station.
At Norfolk, Neb., the streets were
packed for blocks around the speaker's
stand. The wind, was blowing almost
a gale, but clouds of dust filled the air
and Senator Hanna's voice at times
was almost Inaudible. Said he:
Willing to I/Iake Any Sacrifice.
"I have heard that you hav^ a candidate
for the presidency living in your
Btate and that he has- got It bad?so
bad that he Is willing to sacrifice all
the material Interests of this country
In order that he may attain the height
of his ambition. Now, my friends,
you are not called upon to exercise the
prerogatives of your votes to satisfy
the ambition of any man, but you are
called upon to consider your own Interests,
the Interests of your families,
the interests of your'countrymen and
your country first."
A half hour's stop was made at Madison.
Here Senator Frye made his first
speech of the day, covering briefly substantially
the same ground as In his
speeches of yesterday. Senator Hanna
then urged the voters to forget past
party affiliations and to remember that
present conditions under the Republican
administration arc of unprecedented
prosperity.
NOT FOR SALE
la tho Control of the Postal Telfrgraph
and Commercial Cable Companies.
NEW YORK, Oct. 19.?Vlco President
and General Manager W. H. Baker, of
the Postal Telegraph Company, made
the following statement to-dny:
"Persistent rumors are In circulation
retarding a pending combination of the
Postal Telegrnph-Cable Company, the
Commercial Cable Company, the Western
Union Telegraph Company and the
American Rell Telephone Company, of
Amerlcn. Officers of the Postal Teleffmnti.Pstiln
fnmnnm' ??nfl thr? ('nm.
merclnl Cable Company deny emphatically
that either company U contemplating
any such combination, and state
that the control of the Pofltnl Telegrnph-Cable
Company nnd tha Commercial
Cable Company la not for sole."
NO VERDICT
Given Out in the Youtsey Cnso.
Prisoner's Condition Improved.
GEORGETOWN, Ky., Oct. 19.?There
will be no verdict In the Youtscy cane
to-night. When court met at 8:30 tonight
the cane was formally submitted
to the Jury. The Judge told them they
could use their own pleasure about considering
the case to-night or to-morrow
morning. They decided to tnko the pnper*
to their rooms to-night nnd report
at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning, and
they were fl?nt out with that understanding.
Youtsoy's condition to-night In betteT
thnn yesterday. Ho has taken nourishment
to-day without trouble, and physIclans
any his temperature, pulse and
respiration nrn normal, L
LABORING MAN
MAKES APPEAL
FOR MR. ELKINS
And Congressman Dayton?Takes
West Virginia Republican Association
at Washington by Storm.
FRIENDS TO THE WORKMEN.
Tloirnto^ nnira +n Tliatw Hnnnn?nonn*1
of Ingratitude to Vote Against
Them?Vigorously Applauded.
Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Oct. 10.?Mr.
B. D. Simmering, a representative laboring
man, came voluntarily to-night
before the West Virginia Republican
Association, and took the boys by
storm by an earnest appeal In behalf
of Senator KIkins and Representative
Dayton, of the Second West Virginia
district. Mr. Simmering spoke from
personal knowledge, declaring that the
sonator and Mr. Dayton bad introduced
and advocated, without solicitation, a
bill to grant annual leave to a class
of 'mechanics, numbering thousands,
employed on government work, who
had never before beer, favored.
Besides, he said, he had known Senator
Elklns to devote days to legislation
for the worklngmen, remaining during
evening sessions of Congress until midnight,
In order that he mlghi lose no
opportunity to further their Interests.
Pointing to the portraits of the senator
and Mr. Dayton which graco the walls
of the club room, Mr. Simmering said
In homely but forcible language that
the two had done mure to promote the
well-being of the laoorlt.g man than
Mr. Bryan could do in a life time.
The Basest Ingratitude.
"It will be the basest of ingratitude,"
ho said, "if the miners and mechanics
of West Virginia fail to vote for the
return of Mr. Elkins and Mr. Dayton
to the halls of Congress."
He urged the members 10 go home
and work and vote for both of them, to
the end that the friends or labor shall
receive an emphatic endorsement.
The speaker was'applauded vociferously
from the start to the finish. He is
a member of the United Order of American
Mechanics, which is ullied with
the Federation of Labor.
The association was also addressed
by.jMessr-. Thovpax.G. Henry, .and S. J.
Block, the latter a German, wall known
in the Sscond West Virginia district.
Both made telling spcechca;
DEMOCRATIC FRAUDS
Prevented by Writ of Prohibition. Restraining
Intermediate Courts from
Issuing Naturalization Papers to
Foreigners.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
P-tliPTriK' W Vn nr?. 10.?.fmltro
John H. Holt, of Grafton, to-day issued
a temporal-/ writ of prohibition, restraining
and prohibiting the Intermediate
court of Marlon county from issuing
naturalization papers and administering
the oath of citizenship to foreigners.
The application was made by Attorney
U. N. Arnctt, E. M. Showalter and
E. F. Morgan, of Fairmont, and the petition
was signed and sworn to by W.
E. Arnett and L. C. Powell and A. Howard
Fleming.
Nice Legal Question.
A very nice legal question is raised
by the writ as to the Jurisdiction of a
court of limited Jurisdiction to grant
naturalization papers. The question
would probably have never been raised
but for tho abuse of the Jurisdiction
made by this court.
Tho Democratic machine in Marion
county has for the past ten years been
resorting to tho Illegal naturalization
of aliens through the medium of this
court to supply all deficiencies in the
Democratic poll of the county to enable
them to carry the county.
Lnrge Majority to Overcomo.
They have recently discovered that
they have a Republican majority of
nearly S00 in this county to overcomo,
and for several days have been driving
In Italians from the mines by the
dozen, many of whom have not lx?en
In the United States more than six to
twelve months, and crowding the co rt
room and court records with them at
tho rate of about thirty per day.
Protests of No Avail.
All the protests of good citizens and
attorneys to prevent this corrupt asBault
upon the ballot box were of no
avail, until thlH evening: the wholesome
remedy of a writ of prohibition was
applied for and Krunted.
TtiQre will be now no further repetition
of this outrage on the part of the
Marlon county Democracy.
"DEMOCRATS NO MORE."
Feature of the Roosevelt Meotlng at
Hinton was Twenty Former Bourbons
Carrying a Dannor With the
Above Inscription.
Special Dl?patch to tho TntHllccncer
IIINTON, W. Ya,, Oct. ID.?Governor
Roosevelt's special train arrived here
at 7:30 thlH evening, and waft met nt
the depot by n, reception commlttce of
about one hundred local Republicans?
of this county. The party consisted
of Mr. Roosevelt, Hon. W. H. Edwards,
and Governor G. W. Atkinson, of
Charleston, Hon. M. Roach, of Fayette
county, and members of tho press,
who were driven to the park, where
Governor Atkinson introduced Mr.
Roosevelt to tho vast audience, estimated
to be fully six thousand people.
Made a Short Speech.
Owing to the poor condition of Mr.
Roosevelt's voice, he did not make a
longthy speech, but ho lost no time In
comparing Republican promises with
Bryan's prophosles made In '96, and
left the audience to draw their own conclusions
ns to which wan correct.
Ho wa.n cheered loudly, and many
times his sentences wore lost In ap- j
plause. One special feature of the
meeting: was a party of about 20 former '
Democrats, who carried a banner reading:
"Wo are Democrats No More."
They figured quite prominently In the
parade, and caused much comment. Mr.
Roosevelt and party left at 9:15 for
Washington. The crowd which attended
the meeting was the largest that
ever attended a' political meeting at ]
this place.
DEMOCRATIC LIE NAILED.
Senator ElklnB Shows That Only 500 i
Copies of His Charleston Speech
Were Mailed, and That Postage For
Knmn XXTna "Paid
Special Dlupatch to the Intelligencer.
ELKINS, W. Va., Oct. 19.-Ever. since
the Republican state convention at
Charleston, the Democrats have persisted
In circulating the story that Senator
Elklns has sent his speech made at that
convention through the malls without
paying postage for the same. c
In refutation of these false statements,
the following letter and affidavit
are given out to the public:
The Affidavit. c
State of "West Virginia, ,
County of Randolph, ss.
Personally appeared before me, the e
undersigned, notary public In and for r
the county of Randolph, John Jordan, v
who, being first duly sworn, stated:
That since June of this year he has c
been employed as clerk In Senator El- t
kins' office In "Washington, and that r
some time in the month oPJuly, after d
the Charleston,- W. Va., convention, he
was directed by Mr. C. N. Livingstone,
private secretary to Mr. Elklns, to u
send out five hundred coplcs of his g
Charleston speech, giving to this afllant A
tit the time a just or addresses to u
which the speech should he mailed. He t
also told this affiant to find out the d
amount of postage It would take for
each speech, and after this affiant ascertained
the amount required; gave
him the money with which to pay the >
postage. This affiant further Btates
that he only sent out (500) Ave hundred 11
of said speeches, and he paid the post- fl
age on same, and no speech was sent j|
out otherwise than postage prepaid to .
the best of his knowledge and belief.
There were only 10,000 speeches printed, F
and 7.500 wore distributed at the Char- a
leston convention; 2,000 or thereabouts v
sent to Elklns, "W. Va., by express, leaving
500 to go through the mall, which r
this affiant sent out, postage prepaid, as c
above stated. JOHN JERDONE. f
Sworn to befcrc me this 15th dav of
October, 1900.
[SEAL.] N. I. HALL. c
Notary Public. s
Mr. Livingstone's Statement. p
I am quite familiar with the facts re- P
lated In the above statoment of Mr. a
Jerdone, who acted In the capacity of t
mall clerk under me and by my direction.
On my return from (pharleston, r
where I attended the convention, I
turned over to Mr. Jerdone about 500
copies of the speech delivered by Senator
Elklns. at the convention, and pro- .1:
vlded him'with the money with-which c
to purchase postage stamps for mailing .
them. I also furnished Mr. Jerdone with
a list, which he followed In mailing the 1
speeches. c
In this connection, I wish also to
state that Senator Elklns does not per - .
sonally supervise or direct In any way 1
the mailing of the public documents at t
his disposal. The distribution Is made \
under my direction. In compliance with f
requests which come to him from conRtlhlnnlo
In t... invhC
Ing the extent of the correspondence
and other work in connection with the i;
departments to which Senator Elklns
gives his personal attention, would realize
that It would not he possible for F
him to look after matters of this kind, s
I know the facts as stated by Mr. Jer- f
done to be true.
COLIN' H. LIVINGSTONE. J
DESPERATE GAME
Being Played by the Democracy?Of- 5
ferlng Thrco Votes lor One in Or- ?
der to Carry the Legislature. c
Specinl Dispatch to the Intelligencer. c
PARKERS13URG, W. Va., Oct. 19.? ?
The stnte Republican committee hna j
received Information that the Demo- t
crats are offering three votes for Bry- r
an, Holt and Davis for one vote for the
legislative ticket, their purpose being to j.
defeat Senator Elklns for re-election to ,
the Dcnate. They nre notifying the dls- j
trlct leaders In every county to look
out for the traders, and advising them a
to be on their guard. It Is also said that i
McGraw, who was here from Saturday e
until last night, has diverted all money j
collected for a campaign fund Into the
legislative channel.
DOVENER AND CALDWELL J
Did Effective "Work in Braxton Coun- c
ty?Greeted by Largo Crowds. c
Special Dispatch to the Intnllisencer.
SUTTON, W. Va, Oct. 19.-Capt. R 1
13. Dovener and W. G. Caldwell spoke y
at Falls Mills, on tho 13th; at Sutton
on the 15th, and tho former at Frame- J'
town, on the ICth Inst. Mr. Caldwell .
made short talks with good eftoct. Owing
to other engagements, he could not ^
go to Frametow'h,. but returned to
Wheeling. Captain Dovener was at his
best and made three very effective (3
speeches, dwelling particularly on the
business Interests of tho country generally,
comparing the present prosperous
condition to that of the depressed
condition of business and bankruptcy C
under a Democratic administration, j
Lan?e and enthusiastic crowds ?rrp<?t?rt
him at all the placeH. I
00m v
Electric Bftilwuy Officers Elected. 0
Bpeclnl Dispatch to the Intclllcencer. 0
PARKER8BURG, W.' Va., Oct. 13.? t
The Htockholdere of tho Fairmont & t
Clarknburg Electric Railway Company r
met hero yesterday and elected the fol- t
lowing director#: J. N. Camden, Sprlgg r
D. Camden, Jsaao D. Davis, Parkern- r
uurg; A. B. Fleming, Fairmont; J. A. J,
Flcklngcr, Monongahj Herbert R.
Preston, Baltimore; E. R. Bacon, of
New York. J. N. Cnmdnn wiui electcd
president and Sprlgff D. Camden, sec- 3
retary and treasurer. Thin company
1r organized for the purpose of building
nn electric passenger railway from
Fairmont to Clarksburg, W. Va. 1
? m. (1
Mr. Sherman Moro Comfortable. t
WASHINGTON, D. C., Oct. 19.?Ex- c
Secretary Sherman was more comfort- r
able to-day and to-nlsht ho is reported r
resting easily. p
Joo Qana Wins n Battle. 1
v
DENVER, Oct. 10.?Joo Qana won
from "Spider' Kelley In the eighth .
round. #
HITCH BETWEEN
OPERATORS AND
THE STRIKERS.
Gutter Demand That in Addition to
10 Per Cent Advance the Cost of
Powder Must he Eeduced.
PROLONGED TIE-UP EXPECTED.
-abor Leaders Believe the Coal Men
Will be Obliged to Give in?Production.
of Coal Going Down.
HAZLETON, Pa., Oct. 19.?Aa far .-.a
he United Mine "Workers' officials arc
oncemed matters are at a standstill In
he anthracite miners* contest with the
perators. There was nothing: new In
he situation tu-day and President Mlthell
still refused to talk.
Much disappointment was expressed
n this region to-day becauso an early
ndlng of the strike was preventod by
eason of the powder grievance. What
brill be done with this question is dlffiult
to forecast and it is believed the
Inlted Mine Workers' officials have
iot definitely decided wnat they will
o.
Some of the strike leaders say the
inlon officials are not authorized by the
icranton convention to dccldo the poW'
er grievance and that another convenlon
of minors will be necessary to
Ispose of the question.
Want Plat 10 Per Cent Boise.
A prominent official of the United
Jlne Workers said to-night that the
nen throughout the anthracite coal
icld are Insistent on a fiat 10 per cent
ncrease without the powder reduction
ielng considered in figuring out the
lercentage of advance. When he was
sked what the United Mine Workers
rould do if the presidents refused to
ecede from their stand, he said the
ontest would continue until they were
orced to make the concession.
This ofllclal further Bald that he felt
onfldent that the men could afford to
tand Idle longer than the mining comlanlcu
could. He said that In certain
arto of the region several mines ore
howlng signs of caving In becaure
here are not men on hand to keep them
iroperly timbered.
Tendccy to Influence Operators.
lie added that the cost of malntalnng
the properties while In Idleness and
ther-monetary losses Incurred during
he strike would have a tendency to
nfluence operators In favor of making
oneesslonfl.
When It was suggested to him that
here might be a break In the ranks of
he strikers before the operators would
vcaken, he expressed the utmost conIdence
In the loyalty of the men In the
ntlre replon.
Notwithstanding the confidence of the
ribor leaders in this ability to hold the
nen together there Is a bellof
irevalent here that a break will come
ooner or later. Strikers seeking relief
rom the United Mine Workers are beaming
restless with each succeeding
lay.
Production Growing Smaller.
The production of coal Judged by the
hlpments made from this region, Is
Towing smaller. Yesterday the Ha
oal company, which taps nearly all the
olllcrlcs In this region, hauled nlnetyIx
cars of coal, against an a vera re
[ally shipment of about S00 cars before
he strike. This Is the lowest shipment
node In any one day since the strike
ogan. A labor demonstration will be
teld In Pottsvltle next Tuesday, In
vhlch President Mitchell will partlcl>ate.
The ten collieries of the Lehigh coal
nd navigation company situated In
he Panther creek valley are still In opratlon.
The state troops are located
here and matters remain quiet.
Employes Invited to Eeturn.
WILKESBARRE, Pa.. Oct. 19.-The
..ehlgh Vnlley and a few other coal
oirrpanles In the Wyoming valley postd
notices at their, collieries to-day, In
^hlch they Invite their employes to r*urn
to work at a 10 per cent Increase In
^agcR, the same to hold good until
Iprll 1, 1901. Few of the strikers went
icar the collieries to read the notices,
ne newspapers lurniBmng tnem an tne
nformntlon deBlred. Up to noon nono
f the companies posting tho notices
lad received any applloation for.work.
The stumbling block now Is the powler
question.
Compel]od to Shut Down.
SHENANDOAH, Pa., Oct. 19.?The
Cambridge colliery resumed operations
o-day under a promise to tho emiloyes
that tho 10 per cent advance
rould be granted and tho sliding scale
.bollshed. About 9 o'clock a commltteo
f mine workers waited on D. R. James,
he senior member of the Arm owning
he colliery and admonished him to.
nako no further effort to work until
eturn to work In a body. Mr. Jamfa
iromlscd the commlttce to stop vrork
it noon.
THE POWDER QUESTION
Preventing a Consummation of Deal
jioiwccu uporuluiu uuu iuwicra.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. Oct. 19.?Dr.
I. M. Howe, who represented A. ParLeo
& Company at the conference In
his city, between the Individual oprritorn
and the officials of the Phllndel>hla
& Reading, and Lehigh Vallcv
allroads, In npeakliiH to-duy about the
towder question which seems to havu
lalted the settlement of the mine
rorkers' strike, said:
"The independent mlno owners will
lot rcduco thh prlco of powdor from
$2 75 to H 50 find 111 addition grant a 10
per cent Increase In wages, neither will
the Lehigh Valley, bo their officials tell
me.
"Suppose we should cut oft <1 25 from
the coat of powder, that would represent
about 6 per cent of the minors'
wages. If then, we should glvo the
miners 10 per cent more In wages, the
real advance to them would be 16 per
cent. This we can never kJIow.
"The plan is to flx ono prioa for powder,
|l 50, and also pay the 10 per cent
wage advance In wages, but the reduction
In powder must bo considered as a
part of the 10 per cent Increase. We are
acting In good faith and the miners
should do likewise, as.they will receive
a 10 per cent advance, part of It being
the saving to them In the lower price
of powder.
"The Reading company has never
charged more than 51 50 for powder."
"LINCOLN AND M'KIISLEY."
Bishop Fowler Pays High Tribute to
the President?An Exponent of
Sound Republican Doctrine.
CHICAGO, Oct. 19.?This evening the
Right Rev. Bishop Fowler, of Buffalo,
N. Y., spoke to a great assemblage In
the Auditorium under the auspices of
the Marquette Club, on "Lincoln and
McKinley." The bishop spoke for iwo
hours, holding the closa attention of ill*
hearers. At llmcB the applause was
trpmnndntiM.
Bishop Fowler said In part:
"I am Ihvlted here to talk under the
auspices of the Marquette club upon
two providential men, Lincoln and McKlnley.
In coupling: these names in
thin order, we are following the logical
order, from knowledge to faith, from
that which we know to that which wo
believe. All men honor Lincoln to-dny.
All men will honor McIClnley to-morrow."
Summary of Commercial Conditions.
He gave a brief summary of commercial
conditions existing in the United
States In 1896. Forty per cent of
the railroads were In the hands of receivers.
one quarter of twenty million
laboring men were idle and one-tenth
of twenty millions more working on reduced
time or wages. Our annal exports
had diminished to J200.000.000; our
bank deposits had been reduced to
J197,000,000. Business follures had increased
from 10,000 under Harrison, to
15,000 under Cleveland. Farm products
were not worth raising and farmers
could not pay Interest on their mortgages.
Merchants were helpless, factories
were closed, furnnres were cold,
mines shut down. Thin had been
brought about by competition with foreign
cheap labor by free trade.
As to Bryan's Prophecy.
Continuing, Bishop Fowler said that
in 1895 Bryan prophesied that Republican
success would mean four years
more of such conditions and he outlined
existing commercial conditions to show
that these predictions had failed..
Taking up the subject of expansion he
said, in part:
"As a bollover In American history, I
am an expansionist. It is-Republican
doctrine and Democratic practice. Expansion
is the law of Saxon Ufa. When
he accepted Individual nccuntablllty directly
to God. without the Intervention
of any man, then God gave Himself reliance.
ajid sent him about the Job of
subdulnc and savin* the world, and He
is out nnd at It. The effort to sweep
back the tide of the ocean Is more certain
to win than the men who stake
their success fighting expansron: for
they nre fighting not merely McKlnley
and the Rough Rider and tho American
people, but they are also lighting the resistless
force runnlnir through all ages
of nature, the force of natural selection,
and they are also fighting God's eternal
purpose to elevate thrs races.
Expansion in Our Blood.
"Expansion Is In our blood. In our history.
In our religion. It is our destiny.
"To call expansion Imperialism Is either
foolish or inslncerp. or both. No
department of the government could
usurp supreme power. Congress could
not do It. The senate could not undertake
It. The President, least of all,
could resist the people. He Is under
the jaw always. He Is able only to execute
the will of the people. The only
possible emperor Is tne absolute power
above Congress, above the supreme
court, above the President,?77,000,000
people.
"It McKlnley Is elected he will continue
tho protective tariff. He will retain
the gold standard: he will keep our
fin* floating over all our territory, preserving
our national honr.r; h^ will hold
the United States up to the front as a
world power: secure the open door for
trade and the Gospel, and help to perpetuate
civilization. thus hastening the
end of heathenism and the Chrlstlanlzatlon
of the world."
TO KILL GATES
Was tho Purposo of a Former Employe
of the Multi-Millionaire.
Arrested for Criminal Designs.
CHICAGO. Oct. 19.?S. I. Morris was
arrested this evening for an alleged attempt
upon the life of John W. Gates,
CX-pruniuciih ui hue ^viiici icaii umi w.
Wlre Company. When searched at
the police station, two large revolvers
were found concealed In h!n pockets.
It Is asserted that Morris also had
designs upon the life of TV. J. Brlmpon,
general manager of the Kansas
City St Southern railroad, whom Morris,"
It Is alleged, had enticed to this city by
means of a telegram purporting to have
been signed by Gates, but which ho
himself had sent. Manager Brlmson
arrived at the Grand Pacific hotel today
In accordance with the appointment
made in the telegram. He failed
to find Mr. Gates In his office In the
Rookery building. After a hasty consultation,
the two men decided thnt
Morris originated the scheme, both
having received threatening letters
from him.
Morris was captured near the offices
of the Illinois Steel Company in the
Itookery building. He was formerly in
the employ of Gates, and maintains
that the latter owes him $50,000.
I'unimio n/ Ihn Pnftknrv nm nnld In
havo overheard the prisoner making
threats to kill Mr. Gates and the two
men refrained from going to luncheon
at the Grand Pacific hotel, where, according
to tho telegram, they were to
havo met. Instead, tho attorneys for
Mr. Gates, with offices In the same
building, were notified, and they' nt
oncc dispatched a messenger to detective
headquarters and asked Captain
Colleran's nstlstance. When taken
Into the chief of detectives' office,
Morris could apparently give no Intelligible
explanation of the affair, and refused
to assign any rearon for being In
possession of tho two revolvers.
Mr. Gates Is a multl-mllllonalre and
returned but a short tlmo since from
Europe, whero ho spent tho summer.
i
EVIDENCES OF
PROSPERITY IN
THE GREAT WEST.
Where Want and Famine Existed
Under Democratic Eelgn, Plenty
and Happiness Now Prevail.
SPELLBINDERS ON THE PLAINS
Disseminating Republican Doctrines.
Kansas Sure for McKinloy?Story
of a Bailroad?Grazing Belt.
(From a Btaff Correspondent.)
ON BOARD TRAIN NO. 5. A. F. &
S. FE RAILROAD, NEAR TOPEICA,
Kas., Oct. 10.-?-Ye.stQrday, la Chicago, I
called at the headquarters of the Republican
national committee, and witnessed
a Ecwie of political activity rarely
equalled In a presldontlal campaign.
Under the auperviBlon of that veteran
organiser, Hon. Henry C. Hedges, of
Ohio, chairman of the speakers' bureau,
the work of electing the next President
and Vlco President goes bravely on, and
tlio word "apathy" has been expunged
from the Republican dictionary. The
Auditorium dnnex and all the committee
rooms w'ero crowded with eager and
enthusiastic polltlclar.3 of all degrees.
Tho amount of buiiness dispatched Is
almost Incredible. During the half
hour I remained In tho chairman's office,
no leas than a score of spellbinders
were assigned to duty, and whole bundles
of telegrams catno pouring In from
the army of orators Jn the field, telling
the results of their meetings and arranging
details of their itinerary.
Disseminating Republican Doctrines.
All over the west these well informed
and eloquent speakers aro disseminating
the doctrines of Republicanism. If 1890
was a campaign of education, this year
should prove a year of graduation, for
with the great number of masterful
minds now engaged in exposing the fallacious
dogmas of free trade and free
sliver, and the many other dangerous
and destructive policies of modern Democracy,
there Is no excuse for an Intelligent
citizen remaining In doubt as to
how to cast his vote so that It will con
tribute to a. continuation of existing
conditions of prosperity at home and
prestige abroad. The great state of
Kansas, through which I am now passing,
furnishes an Illustration of the remarkable
Industrial changes that have
occurred in the past three years. Persons
familiar with the history of western
railroads will remember that under
the Cleveland administration many of
these trans-continental highways suffered
financial reverses that threatened
their corporate existence.
Compelled to Succumb.
The A. F. & S. Fe road, with its extensive
mileage, penetrating with its
magnificent systems some of the richest
and most productive agricultural regions
In the United States, was compelled
to succumb to the adverse conditions,
and went Into the hands of a
receiver. To-day, I am Informed by an
official of the road, It Is Impossible to
handle the traffic for lack of transportation
facilities. Th? road Is absolutely
congested with loaded trains, a^id over
one thousand cars of freight have accumulated
along the line, waiting to Ue
moved to their destination. The earnings
of the road have Increased over
55,000,009 in the past year, and the outlook
for the future Is promising.
With this visible evidence that the
products of Kansas are finding a profitable
market, and bringing rich returns
to the farmers, who can doubt they will
refuse to vote for a change?
Kansas a Republican State.
Count on Kansas swinging Into the
Republican column with a plurality of
fully 25,000 over the Demo-Populist
ticket. The freo silver heresy no longer
afflicts the granger element; In fact,
it Is not entertained even by persons of
Impaired mentality.
Recently, two sheriffs of I\ansa3
counties met on a train, each having In
charge a supposed lunatic whom they
were conducting to the insane asylum at
Ossawatomle. The officers seated
their unfortunate charges together, and
they soon engaged In conversation.
"Where are you going?" asked the
iirsi urmciiicu iiiuiu
"To Ossawatomle," says No. 2.
"What for?"
"Going: into the 'sylum."
"What for?"
"They say I'm crazy."
"What did you go crazy on?"
"Religion. Now, where are you going?"
"To Osaawatomie," says No. 1*
"What for?" ,
"They say I am crazy, too."
"And what did you go crazy on?" 1
"Free silver."
. "Oh, pshaw," said the other, "you
can't get Into the 'sylum, Tou ain't
crazy. Yeu ?xa only a natural born
fool."
T?t many pwsons etalmlng to bo sajie
inm\ and patriots will rote for Bryan
and free sliver.
Anti-Expansion Does Not Thrivo.
The anti-expansion i?sue does not
thrive well out here in the west. The
people say we want all tho foreign
markets we can get. We want to feed
the hungry millions of the Orient, and
we do not see why the descendants of
the pioneers who braved the perils of
frontier life on the desolate plains,
fought the Indians and settled this
ipivnuiu uuuiniu annum uui ? ?? *5 ???
portunlty to extend -their trade, and
make the commerce of the PficiHc ocean
equal to the commerce of the Atlantic.
For nearly 800 miles west of Kansas
City there extends the greatest grain
growing belt on the continent. An endless
succession of helds of corn, wheat,
hVi oate and other ccrcajs, cavcriug a
thousand acres laden" xvfth delicious
fruit greets tho cyo of tho traveller. The
happy agriculturist Is now converting
these products Into gold dollars of
standard value throughout the world,
and later on his orders -for the luxuries
and necessaries required to bring contentment
to himself and family will bo
sent to oastorn merchants. Why should
ho want a change?
Pind Steady Employment.
In consequence of thoao prosperous
conditions, the skilled and unskilled labor
of the west finds steady employment
at remunerative wages. In many
towns along the great railways, carpenters
and builders are refusing contracts,
and say they can undertake no more
work before tho snow flics. Whiflj^iould
labor want a change? Tho miners In
tho mineral-bearing: states and territories,
from Alaska to Mexico, Qpo busy
...v.. UUU UtiU 41* V1UJ u,u\x UlfiWSl
shifts, receiving wages satisfactory to
themselves and their unions, and have
constant and unlnterruptefl employment.
They arc tho IflJryuct consume
of tho products of tho farms, and they
aro setting all they can oonsurae. So
why should they want a change?
Even the waiter glrla In th? dining
stations, who a few years ngo servo?t
the transient guests In frowsy calico,
and looked tho plcturo of despair and
dlscontnt, now perform their duties attired
In snow-whlto gowns, gaily decorated
with colored ribbons, and sweetly
smile at tho tired and hungry travollers?
Why should they want a ohango
?unless It la a change from slnglo
blessedness to the Joys of tlio marital
state?
No, the men and women of this progressive
country freely realise and appreciate
the difference between tho dark
days of adversity, now happily past,
and the bright sun of prosperity that
each day greets the vision of dwellers
on tho shores of the Atlantic, and sheila
Its comforting rays on all the hosts Inhabiting
tho land to the far-off Pacific
coast. No change! No change! "McKlnley
and Prosperity" Is th? watchword
of the people, and on November
C their mandate from which there Is no
appeal, will be duly executed. T. N. N.
WILSON'S FUNERAL
Attended by Large Numbers of Sympathizing
Friends and. Townspeople?Ex-President
Cloveland. Present?Services
Simple, But Impressive.
Special Dispatch to tho Intolllgenccr.
CHARLES TOWN, W. Ytu, Oct. lfc?
The funeral of the late "William Lyne
Wilson, president of Washington and
Lee University, who died Wednesday
morning, at took place
hero at noon to-day. 'The party arrived
by special train. When the train
arrived at tha station there were fully
2.500 people, who had gathered from
the town and all secLlons of the county
to pay their last respects to their distinguished
dead townsman.
After the remains were viewed by a
large number of people, the funeral procession
started for Edge Hill cemetery,
where his remains were Interred la his
family lot. The funeral procession
was headed by over one hundred members
of the John W? Rawson Camp of
Confederate veterans, and the remainder
was as follows:
Tho Ssrvicta Simple.
One hundred and twenty students of
the Washington and Lcp University,
under command of Mr. John Randolph
Tucker, Jr.; the pall-bearers, G. Leon
Mooro, John M. anil Samuel Howell, W?
C. Frazler, John T. Colson, N. H. WU
us. ti. u. wasnington ana (.ienerai win.
P. Cralghlll; the faculty of tho Univorslty;
tho board of trustees, and than
the carriacea containing the members
of his family, relatives and friends.
At tho cemetery the services wero
simple and solemn. The burial servlco
was read by Rev. Thomas A. Johnson,
pastor of the Baptist church a1 Lexington,
Va., but now of Hagerstown, Md.
Tho prayer made by Rev. Dr. A. C.
Hopkins, pastor of tho Presbyterian
church, was one of the most touching
over heard here, and brought tears to
the eyes of many. Rev. R. S. Coupland,
rector of the Second Episcopal
church, pronounced the benediction.
The oholr, composed of members of all
the church choirs of the town, san*
"Lead, Kindly Light." and "Asleep In
Jesus." The floral offerings were most
beautiful, and wero sweet tributes to
the high Christian character of tho
distinguished statesman.
Business Houses Closed*
Out of respect to Mr. Wilson, all tho
business houses of the town suspeofled
during the funeral 6ervIoes. Among tho
prominent people who nttendod tha firncral
were:
Ex-President Cleveland and ox-C<nk
gressman Isadore Strauss, of Now Yorir
Mr. Clovcland arrived last night wit*
Mr. Strauss, and to-day ho was greeted
by a largo crowd, who called to mk.
their respects. Ho and Mr. Wilson
wero intimate friends, and ho ecemed
very much distressed at his death. Mr,
Cleveland drove to Harper's Furry this
afternoon, and returned homo. Tho fu*
neraJ party also returned to Lcdnffloxv
Ya., this afternoon.
Movement of Steamships.
HAVRE?Arrived: La Touraino, from
New York.
NAPLES?Arrived: Ems, from Nov;
York.
"Weather Forecast for To-Day.
For Ohio, fnlr Saturday nndtkmdavi
warmer In eastern portion Saturday:
light variable winds, bscommg fresh
southerly by Sunday.
For western Pennsylvania and West
Virginia, fair Saturday and Sunday;
warmer Saturday; light variable winds*
becoming freaWaoutherly by Sunday.
Local Temperature.
Tho temperature Tluirnday a* cltwerreA
by C. Schnepf, dniuijliit, eoruhr Market
and Fourteenth afreets, was as follows:
7 a. m 5713 p. m 71
9 a. m ,-iX 7 r. m Cj
12 m rnSS; Weather, Clear.
FRIDAY.
7 n. m..... . JIC.1 p, m f.l
9 ft. m 50l7 j?. m fcj
12 m......%.?.<?i\Vcath*r, Vatr.

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