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Says Justice Will Be Done
the Commission
Appointed as Arbitrators by Presi
dent Roosevelt.
147,000 Men Will 'Return .to Work Next Thurs-
day Morning.
Wilkcsbarrc, la Oct-20. Delegates
to tho number of over 700, representing
all the local orders of the United Mine
"Workers In the three nnthraclto dis
tricts, mot lii convention at 10 o'clock
this inorning nt ,tho Nesbltt theatre,
to declare off the conl strike. Tho con
vention today Is the closing scon In
tho greatest fight that has ever been
waged between capital nnd labor and
terminates a struggle which neatly pre
cipitated a national calamity.
Some opposition Is expected when
President Mitchell offers the proposi
tion submitted by the coal operators
to President Itoosevclt to effect a set
tlement, for adoption by the conven
tion, but this will melt away under
the influence of tho leaders who have
without exception favored it. Tho
convention will spend most of Its time
today in organization and it may bo
tomorrow beforo the main question
Is taken up.
President Mitchell addressed tho
convention today and tho majority of
the delegates liaVe been instructed
to follow his suggestions nnd opinions,
his speeBli.'will clearly foreshadow tho
actiort to be taken, Mitchell Is in
favor of a resumption of work.
Delegates to the 'convention began to
pour into town last night and wero
i arriving up to the time when
Presldcnt'TUlJcfiell called the convon-tioft-to
order. .District Presidents Fn
hey and Duffy came last night; -Tresk
dent Nichols came in from Scranto'n
this morning.
Here and tliero objection Is heard
to certain features of the' operators'
proposition, but there is no bitterness.
In, the determination of the operators
to keep the non-union men now at
work in their present places, many of
the delegates fear that thestrikers
will nqt be able o -get their old' places
back and some strong talk on this point
Is likely in conventipn. Others are op
posed to the binding contract for three
years, giving as their reason for ob
jection the possibilities of new econom
ic conditions arising during the period
Of contract, which would make work
unprofitable to them.
'That Mitchell's counsel will prevail
Is tho general opinion, oven by the
.discontents and in this connection it
is recalled that previous to the Indian
npolls convention last July many dele
gates stood out strongly for calling out
the bituminous miners, but after Presl
'dent Mitchell had made his speech In
convention, declaring against the call
ing out of soft coal workers, the
opposition could not bo found wltfr a
A national board member of tho
"United Mine Workers, said this morn
ing; "I have seen most of the dele
gates and they are with Mitchell.
Tlfere are two reasons which the dele
gates feel make it necossary to adopt
the proposition; first, President Roose
velt ha's'stood by us and he cannot be
turned down, and second, tho public
looks to us to mine coal. I think the
commission will do tho fair thing, in
fact I have heard no intimation that
The Men
. .
It might do otherwise. Of course
there will bo somo delegates vfho will
'shoot off' but' after they have de
clared themselves they( will feel bet
When tho whistles blow next Thurs
day morning in this region, 147,000
mon will go to work again after a
strike lasting since last May. Work is,
now In progress at the mines and col
lieries preparing for a resumption.
Many non-union men are deserting tho
collieries and joining the strikers.
The soldiers are holding dress par
ades nnd guard mounts for the delec
tation of tno peaceful folk hereabouts.
Tho stato is paying $30,00d a day for
the entertainment.
President Mitchell addressed the con
vention as follows.:
Gentlemen: I take pleasure In ex
tending warm 'greeting and welcome to
tho accredited representatives of 150,
000 men and boys whose heroic strug
gle for living wages and American
conditions of employment has won 'the
admiration of the whole civilized world,
Language Is Inadequate to express the
seilse of pride I feel iniyou and those
you represent. Your nobie defense of
tho principles of unionism endears you
to every man and every woman In our
land who works for n livelihood. When
the history of tho struggles of the toil
ers shall bo written, Its pages will rec
ord no event more Important, no prin
ciple more ably defen'ded, no battle
nioro bravely fought than the contest
Svlilch I earnestly hope Is novy about
to bo happily ended, For flvo long
mouths tho eyes of the nation have
been centered upoui your actions and
It Is n pleasure to say that .the greilt
heart of tho American people throbbed
In sympathy with you. It is of course
a source of deep regret that millions
of underpaid workmen in our'b'lg cities
should be the most acute buffcrers by
reason of this contest between our
selves1 and our employers. But strange
as It may appear, hundreds' upon hun
dreds of those who suffered most from
lack of fuel sent words of commenda
tion nnd encouragement to us and In
many Instances declared that they
would ending any privation In order
that the miners and their families
might secure, a sufficient wago' to en
able them to enjoy a, little happiness'
and sunshine instead of 'the glopm and
sadness which has been their lot for5
many years.
The debt of gratitude wo .owe our
fellow woikers in this and other lands,
tho debt of gratitude we owe a' gener
ous public and friendly press who havo
supported and sustained us during this
memorable strike can never be ade
quotely repaid.
For our opponents wo entertain no'
feeling of malice. While they havo
maligned our characters,. Impugned our
motives and 'sought 'tho victory by
methods which we scorn to use, yet on
the day when we,have secured an ave
nue of redress, on this day
when the realization of our hopes'
(Continued on second page.)
Who Will
A Scare Story
- 4 At Wilkcsbarrc J
Wilkcsbarrc, Pa. Oct. 20.
It was reported around strike
headquarters at noon today, as
coming front New York, that
the mine operators will present
to the convention this afternoon,
through n board member of tho
United Mine Workers, a prop
osition granting the strikers a
ten per cent Increase nnd recog
nition of the union, thereby do
ing away with an Investigation
by tho Arbltratlo'n Commission.
Mr. Mitchell said ho knew noth
ing of any such move.
Between Boqrd
and Railroads.
Latter Will Make No
Concessions to City,
Depot Police May Be Removed
to Regular Routes.
' The, City Commissioners at present
are- not feeling, very kindly toward,
the railroad companies. They claim
that the railroads do not hesitate to
ask for whatever they wunt, but thnt'J
wnen tuo city "wants anyunng trora
them, they are very slow to respond.
The city asked the C, T. & V. to.
change the location of Its crossings ori
Prune st., so that the new bridge re
cently erected across the Little Cuya;
hoga could be used with greater safety
to the public. As It Is now, the cross;
lug Is a nuisance. But Superintend
ent Johnston told the Commlbsloners
that the matter would have to be set
tled in court, that he "could not do'
business" with them. This made triq
Commissioners angry, and they declare,
that they will be ready for tho C, T."
& V. the next thho It nsks for any
thing from the city.
Another matter of n great deal of
Importance relntes to the policemen at
the Union depot. Under tho present
rule, tho railroads are supposed to pnyr
two-thirds' of tho salaries of the depot
policemoiiji nnd tho city one-third. But
the railroads refuso to obsorvo the
recent raise made In the salaries of
policemen. When the police wero get
ting ?(0 a month the r.illroads paid $40
of their salaries, nnd the city 520. The
share of the railronds is now $50, but
thoy have refused to poy It
On Monday Commissioner Houser
presented a motion that tho depot po-"
iiv-cunii ub iuujui'u in ivKouir iieais,
nnd their entiro salaries p'tld by the
city There are two vacancies in the
police force iiow, nnd tho depot men'
can be used to good advantage. The
other Commissioners, however, askedi
for more time, in. the matter of voting
Compose the Anthracite
on the motion, but- If the railroads
don't do their share, ;r. Houscr's mo;
lion will be pussed. ;
Relatives Lopking Up
(Fred McFarlin.
Dead Man's Brother-In Law Will.
Visit ''Akjon.
Friends and.relnthes of Fred Mc
Farlin whoso remain i wero found on,
the A., B. & 0. track I north of Cuya
hoga Falls, Salurda; night, Oct 4,
have been located,a last. A caller
at Parks' morgue,. J ondny morning,
stated that he know McFarlin well,
nnd gald the, relatives of the deceased,
vvho live in and nbou : fowling (ireen,
Oho, are well-to-do c tlzens. A brother-in-law
of McFarlin nnmed Baldwin,
of Andover, O., Is expected to arrive
In Akron some time today and attempt
on Identification of McFarlin through
his clothing nnd Vffects. Xo photo
graph of tho Tomallis was taken before
Interment, but an accurate description
of McFarlin can be given by the un
dertaker. j J
To Rev. DeWitt Williams by
West Congregational Church.
Bev. DeWltt.AWUlains, of Connecti
cut," occupied the,c'pu!plt of the West
Congregational chirch Sunday morn
ing fl'hq evening, preaching very nblb
sermons and muklng a favorable Im
pression upon n largo congregation nt
encn nurviL-B. jBxnpuiiB hijujcci wus
"Beaf3fp04S Jiofher's Burdens."
It Is saidthatpa call may be ex
tended to Bcv Williams, to succeed
the present pastor, Bev: T. .T. Davles,
whenjthc resignation of the latter
takes qffect.
Arpused the Neighbor
hood With a Fight.
George Mazak, Bruised and Cut,
at the Hospital.
Ttyroe, dog fights and a. boiler explo
sion rolled info one huge noise, could
not ljave created more excitement than
was to be found Sunday night near
tho corner of Bowery nnd Cedar sts.,
where flvo Slavish citizens were set
tling n difference. After the police
had got In their work nnd tho smoke
had cleared away It was found that
George Mazak, 330 South Main st
was cut and bruised about- tho head
and nqck so that he was taken to the
Fouy, of the Slavs werevfrom Bsi
berton, nnd they and Mazak were vis
iting a friend on Sherbondy Hill, Sum
day. afternoon. They had had several
drn,Us and came hack to town together.
They, started to fight, as before stat
ed, dnd aroused the entire neighbor
hood, Mazak was not seriously In
jured,, 'No arrests have been made.
Discovery Made In Dump Pile at
Indianapolis, Ind.. Oct. 20. Kunday
a pile of human feet nnd arms, pr
tlally cremate;!, wore found In n dump
pile, tho discovery coming through the
actions of n negro who was wen to
unload his wagon nt that point and
busy himself trying to conceal It.
Several of the feet and arms had not
been In the pickling vat, hence the
belief that InMcad of being the debris
from one of the medical colleges,
friends of the grave roblnrs ,wcre try
ing to destroy all evidences against the
accused. One of the feet was still
covered with the sock In which It had
been originally burled. Several pieces
of partially burned cloth were also
found In the pile.
Masked Men Drove People From
Their Home.
Montgomery, W. Va., Oct. 20. Six
masked men entered Iho home of Ja
cob Gibson, on Morris Creek, last night
nnd drove Gibson's wife and daughter,
who were alone, from the house, clad
only n their night clothing. -The men
them broke up all the furniture nnd set
lire to the house, which burned to the
ground. The cause of the outrage Is
not yet known here.
Placed on Trial
For Murder.
Sensational Killing of
Three Women.
Crimes Which Excited an Indiana
t Jown.
Bvansvllle, Ind., Oct. 20. The trial
of Wilbur S. 'itoerwell, charged with
the murder of .three women, com
menced hero today' Sherwelt has been
in Jail since 0c't. l'8, 1001, n,nd was
a member of the Evnnsvllle police
force at the time of his arrest. On
Oct. 11, 1001, the body of Mrs. Geor
gia Bailey, was found-by the road
side one mile from the city. On the
snme day the body of Miss Lena Ben
ner was found two miles from the
city In an opposite direction. Both
women had been choked to death and
left by the roadside. In May, of the
same year, the, body of Fannie Butler,
a comely colored girl, was found in a
stable, In this city. She had also been
choked to dentl).
The murder of- Mrs. Bailey and Miss
Benner caused a profound sensation,
nnd the police were unnble to develop
a satisfactory clue to the murder. The
Coroner took the case In band and
developed evidence which pointed to
Sherwell. It wns known that ho had
visited the women nnd It was pretty
well established that he went riding
with them' the evening before their
bodies were' found. Sherwell wns on
a vacation at the time. The Coroner
secured a warrant for Sherwell and he
was arrested on Oct. IS, just one week
after the bodies, were found. He was
given a preliminary hearing and wns
held without bond. Evldepce nlso
pointed to him as the murderer of
Fannie; Butler. When the grand jury
met Sherwell' was Indicted for th,e
murder of Mts'. Georgia Bailey, Lena
Bonner nnd Fannie Butler.
Miners' Arbitration Commission.
Expected at Council Meet-,
ing This EVening.
Another Report on the Grant Street
Paving Controversy.
An exciting time Is expected n't this
evening's session of the City Coun
cil, If another report is submitted on
the Grant st. paving matter. The sit
uation was further Investigated Sat
urday afternoon by Councllmen
Snook, Seidell, Gnutiiler, Sawyer, War
ner, Plske and Mere and Commission
ers Houttcr and Wilson. Council
Manman Mandcrlmch was on tho
grounds early in the nftprnoont but
left before the Investigation began.
Contractor Wllde was also with the
The report submitted a week ago
stated that It had been found that
tho slag placed on the street was not
of a depth that met the requirements
of the contract, which called for"nn
eight-Inch slag base. It was an
nounced that the slog In some places
was not marc than two inches deep,
and that as a result of, the'diggfng of
20 holes in the base already laid It
was discovered that the thickness of
tho base ranged from two to nine inches
and a half, making un average of
Chicken Thief Wounded by Elbridge
Chrisman Saturday Night.
A surprise of more -than Ordinary
completeness and suddenness was per
petrated on sonie Individual who loved
chicken more than he loved to obey
tho law, Saturday "night Thinking,
perhaps, to forage a "Sunday" dinner,
the chicken collector Invaded the back
yard of A. J. Chrisman, 117 itllng st,
about 11 p.m., and was trying to get
Into the chicken coop, when he was
seen by Elbridge Chrisman.
Presented a Fine
"From the Court House Blng to L.
E. SIsler," Is the inscription pn a,beau
tiful gold watch presented to. Auditor
SIsler, upon the occasion of his retire
ment from dflico Monday morning, af
ter having served two terms, covering
n period of six years and Ave we'eks.
Mr. Mark D. Buckman; le now1 audi
tor, was sworn Into office Monday.
The speech in which the, presentation
of the watch was made to Auditor SIs
ler was delivered by Judge Anderson.
This would indlcnte tha"t the Judge is
chairman of the "Blng" although ho
has repeatedly endeavored In' the past
Prohibs. at the Falls,- -
Mr. Willis E. Foltz addressed a
temperance meeting ini . Cuyahoga
Falls, Saturday Might, speaking to u
.yjO-lnchcs. Thirteen holes were dug
Saturday afternoon, and the depth of
slag discovered ranged from ' two to
eight Inches and a half, making an
nvcrago of ti.-" Inches.
It was discovered that: some parts
of the foundaton exam'ned a week
ago have since been re-slagged, and It
w.-ls decided that measurements of tho
re-slagged portions should not figure
In the report. In the placcM ro-slnggcd
the depths of the base ranged from
eight inches to 11 V. In the la other
places examined, the measurements
taken range froln twi to eight and a
half inches.
If the report is made to Council this
evening and It will undoubtedly be"
called for an exciting time will be
sure to follow, because a number of
the Councllmen how the Commissioners
and City Civil Engineer responsible
for the whole affair, upon the grounds
that they are paid to protect the Inter
ests of the city against any . neglect
of contractors to make improvements
In accordance with contracts.
Mr. Chrisman go u 38-calibre revol
ver, and let drhe at the maraudert
There was a yell of surprise aod'painj
and the man dropped tq the, ground
Befpre 3Ir. ChrNman 'c6uld g'et'to h'lin
however, he waA on his feet" again anrf
running rapidly away. He made good'
his escape, thopgh a splotch" of blood,
on the ground near the chicken coop
Indicates that he was probably hard
hit Xo trace of him has since been, ,
Watch to One of Its
Members. ' '
to correct the impression. Auditor SIs
ler thanked his friends for 'the gift,
and isbured them that every time he,
looked at it tho watch would recall to
him the many pleasant times he had.
enjoyed with his friends nt "the Courtf
House. "What I prize most," he said,
"is your friendship. Our relations
have always been of the most cordial'
and pleasant nature, and wherqver I,
go I will remember yon with the kind
liest of feelings."
Dr. Sisler and his family will rempye
soon to Port Huron, Mich. His head
quarters as Supreme Finance" Keeper
of the Maccabees will be in'that city.
good sized crowd upon the streets. -The
Misses Boush gave several excellent
recitations nnd Bev. W. F. Crispin
also spoke. Bev. Crispin will spek'Ot
Steel's Corners Tuesdoy night
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