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LABOR WARM CHALLENGE PRESIDENT SHAF FER'S STATEMENT. ASK HIM TO PROVE IT Samuel Gompers and John Mitchell Address Letter to Head of Amalgamated Association. New York, Sept. 25.-In an official letter issued today at the Ashland house, Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor and vice president of the Cigar Mak ers International union and John Mitchell, president of the United mine Workers of America and second vice president of the Federation of Labor challenged Theodocre M. Shaf fer, president of the Amalgamated As sociation of Iron, Steel and Tin work ers, to prove his statements recently made against them, and propose the selection of a committee from the labor organizations to investigate the same. The Letter. "New York, Sept. 25, 1901.-Theo dore J. Shaffer, President Amalgamat ed Association Ihon, Steel and Tin Workers, Pittsburg, P...: EIar Sir There was sent out by the Associated Press and published in the New York papers a statement purpoiling to emanate from you in which grave charges and insinuations are made by you against the vlersigned. Inas much as the accounts published differ in jbuhuology, but in 11 essentials agree, there is no doubt in oar minds that the matter contained in the pub. lication emanates ;:'cm you. For your information you will find herein enclosed clippings referred to from the New York par3rs of Tuesday, September 24. "We have already said that there is no doubt in our minds that the statements referred to were made by you and assuming this to be so we believe that you should be afforded the amplest opportunity of demon strating the truth of your charges and insinuations; so that if they are founded on fact the world, and par ticularly the world of organized labor, may know it. We believe you should be accorded the fullest latitude in justifying your course and your charges and at the same time pillory us if we deserve it. On the other hand you will realize the impossibility of our allowing your charges and in sinuations to go broadcast and stand unanswered and unchallenged. "Having due regard for our duty toward the labor movement and the interests committed to our cares, we have no desire to enter into a. contro versy through the newspapers and therefore declined to say anything about the matter to representatives of papers who have importuned us to answer. But repeating that we be lieve it to be necessary that your charges and insinuations shculd be substantiated or refuted to that end we submit the following proposition to you: "First, That a committee of three shall meet either in Pittsburg, Wash ington, D. C., of the City of New York for the purpose of hearing and de termining the charges and insinua tions you have made against.us. "Second, That if the committee finds us guilty of your charges and insinua tions we will resign from the presi dency of the American Federation of Labor and the vice presidency of the Cigar Makers International union; and from the presidency of the Unit ed Mine Workers of America and from the second vice presidency of the American Federation of Labor. 'Third, That the committee shall consist of three members of organiz ed labor to be selected by you from lists herein submitted. "You will observe that we have carefully omitted to submit the name of any member of the executive coun cil of the American Federation of Labor or of any representative of any organization of which any member of the executive council is a member. Of course we have not submitted the names of all the men conspicuous for their ability and honesty in the labor movement; that would be impossible under the circumtsances; but the men whose names we have included, we think you will readily agree, have never had their ability, honesty or steadfastness of purpose questioned or impugned; they are all men whose verdict when rendered would carry conviction in the minds of the general public, workers, and particularly those in whom we are 'all interested, the members of organized labor. "If you prefer that the committee should consist of men active in labor. movements whose organisations are unaffliated with the American Feder ation of Labor you may select names of either of the following gentlemen to compose the committee in whole or in part: "P. H. Morrissey, grand master, Order of Railway Trainmen of Ameri ca; E. E. Clark, grand conductor, Or der of Railway Conductors; Mr. Mof fitt, president of Brick Layers and Masons International Union. "We should have submitted the names of the officers of the Brother hood of Locomotive Firemen and Lo comotive Engineers but inasmuch as Mr. Sargent of the former has been associated with us in our efforts in the steel strike and because of Mr. Arthur's policy of isolation toward the general labor movement we have omitted their names. "We connot imagine that you would make so grave an accusation against us without premeditation as to their consequences; we "therefore insist that in common justice to us and with due regard to the interest which both you and we represent you will advise us at headquarters of the American Federation of Labor, 423-5 "C" street, N. W., Washington, D. C., within three days of your acceptance of our propo sition. "Fraternally yours, (Signed) Sam uel Gompers, President A. F. of L.; vice president of Cigar Maers Inter national Union. John Mitchell, Pres ident United Mine Workers of Amer ica, second vice president A. F. of L." Mining Dividend. New York, Sept. 25.-The directors of the Anaccnda Mining company have declared a dividerd of $1.25 per share. For some time past the com pary hes been declaring a dividend of $1.25 per share and an extra dividend of 75 cents at intervals of siv months. Moki Tea Positively Cures Sick Headache, indigestion and con stipation. A delightful herb drink. Removes all eruptions of the skin, producing a perfect complextion, or money refunded. 25 cts. and 50 cts. For sale by Chapple Drug Co. CHEERED AS THEY PASS PEOPLE GATHER IN VILLAGES AND AT STATIONS. To Get a Sight of the Royal Train on its Passage to the West. Fort Williams, Ont., Sept. 25. Special trains bearing Duke and D 'ch ess of Corwall and their traveling companions westward to Fritish Co lumbia spent the day on north shore of Lake Superior and by night had put Fort William and the lake behind them and were speeding on towards Manitcba. The day's run was for the most part through long stretches of sparcely settled country but at all the widely separated towns and villages people gathered to offer their cheers and wel come to the royal party. There were lumbermen, hunters and miners and some Indians in the little crowds and the welcome was always a hearty one. The reilway stations were all decorat ed and each little settlement had a display of flags and bunting. The largest crowd was gathered at Chap leeu. which was passed at daylight, and far to the westward after night had come people were still gathered about the stations as the trains swept past. The royal train stopped for an hour at Bolkow to allow the party to dress and the duka left hi^ car for a brisk walk. Both the duke and duchess took a lively interest in the country through which they passed and great ly enjoyed the wild rugged scenery. They were particularly interested in the 60 mile run along ledges and promontories on the lake shore from Hercn bay to Jackflsh bay. The lake was constantly in sight and the views along ,the rock rimmed coast were a succession of impressive pictures. The earlier hours of the day were bright but in the middle of the after noon it began raining and the temper ature fell to chillness. The duke and duchess will reach Winnipeg' at noon tomorrow, and al terations in plans which will extend their stay were made today. .They had intended to leave there late in the afternoon but have now decided to remain for dinner at government house and will not resume their jour ney until late tomorrow night. 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It developed that Mr. Miller will not come to Chicago until after the annual meeting of the North ern Pacific which takes place in Octo ber. The Record-Herald tomorrow ~ill say: There is a hitch in the original plan as outlined by Mr. Hill. It was his desire to have Mr. Miller in charge of the traffic of the three roads and JAIL GUARDED ACAINST LYNCHERS Mob of Forty Masked Men Bent on Killing Prisoners Break Down Outer Door but Are Driven Off By Posse. Louisville, Ky., Sept. 25.-The jail at Shelbyville is being heavily guard ed to prevent lynching of Anna Field, a negro woman, and'Jumbo Field and Clarence Garnett, negro boys. Wil liam Hart, printer, was found dying in the path leading to the Field womans' house Saturday night. The two boys have confessed to the mur CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST FOUND GUILTY Caused the Death of His Two Children By Failure to Supply the Necessary Medical Attendance. Victoria, B. C., Sept. 25.-John Rogers, a member of the Christian Scientist church in Zion, was ad judged guiltyoftmanslaughter today in that he caused the death of his two children by failing to provide them with medical attendance, which in the trial the judge held was one of the CHiAS. CUNNIN(ilAM, Pendleton, Oregon, Breeder of Rambouillet Rams 800-HEAD800 ALL YEARLING BUCKS For Sale at Columbus, Montana. They are big, strong, smooth and heavy shearers. They will com pare with the best the country produces. Call and see them or address M. PEDRO, Columbus, Mont. A Sure Preventive of Blackl, Is ParkLe Davis A Company's Blactlel Vaccine Improved. easdy for Immediate UseN.Ne ELpenalve Outfit Needed. ove to do is to put theVae in your lnge, add boled water aordiag to direht an Ieot iato yourcatt. It will poitively PROTUR your attl from the dread dieams, Blaklek, the samp as vacnation prevents malipox In the human aully. 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As a comoromnie it was decided to permit Mr. Miller to ccme as traffic director of the G:eat Northern and' Burlington, with advisory privileges over Northern Pacific traffic. Among the railroad men whom Mr. Hill saw today was President Ingalls of the Big Four, Traffic Director Stubbs and President W. H. McDoel of the Monon. der and all three have been indicted. Monday night 40 masked men made an attack on the jail and succceded in breaking down the door and get ting into the corridors, but they could not get in the prisoners' cage The jailer summoned posse and man aged to beat them cf. Tuhreats con tinue. necessaries of life which the criminal code provides for, by saying that a father or guardian shall provide for his children. Eugene Brooks, scientist teacher, is also charged with causing the death of children. He will be tried on No vember 4. UNDER THREE FLAGS. Centenarian Celebrates Anniversary of His Birth. Santa Fe, N. M., Sept. 25.--General Jose Maria Chaves of Abiquiqa to day celebrated his one hundredth birthday anniversary. He served as a lieutenant under the king of Spain; colonel under the republic of Mexico; general of militia under the govern ment of the United States in five cam paigns as subordinate officer and has held civil office under Spain, Mexico and the United States. Two months ago General Chaves had a cataleptic attack and was placed in his coffin and today he is remarkably active mentally and physically. TRACK AND FIELD SPORTS AMERICANS WIN SIX OUT OF NINE EVENTS. Englishmen 'Are Victors in the Half Mile and Two Mile Runs. New York, Sept. 25.-The athletes of Yale and Harvard met the athletic representativcl of Oxford and Cam bridge universities today at Berkeley oval in track and field events and as was expected, the brawn and muscle of the American collegians proved too much for the visitors, the Americans winning six cut of the' nine events on the programme. Points were counted for wins only, so that the Harvard and Yale men defeated their English opponents by a score of six points to three. A better condition cf affairs could not have tsen, and during the after noon the athletes were favored with warm sunshine and a cooling breeze which blew down the homestretch, but was not ztrong enough to aid the flight of the runers, between the Am.:ican universit;es honors were equally divided. Harvard and Yale each winning three events. The Ox ford representatives failed to gain a point for the visiting team, the light blue of Cambridge being in front in all three contests which were won by England. The greatest race and closest contest of the day was the 120 yard hurdle race. Larnier of Ox ford and Converse of Harvard had the issue between themselves from the chrack of ,the ristcl, the latter' winning by six inches. Englishmen won the half mile and two mile events; Americans winning sprints, jumps and hammer throwing. DR. 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