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VOLUME 23 ^ BIRMINGHAM, ALA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 1897. • NUMBER 163 LEADERS’ CONFERENCE Most Important Meeting of Lahorites Now in Session. # _ W. VIRGINIA THE BATTLE GROUND And the Pittsburg District the Mi ners’ Hardest Fight. MANY PROMINENT ORGANIZERS Present—A General Appeal for Aid Will Be Im mediately Issued. ♦. R. R. ORGANIZATIONS Save Engineers Are In Sympathy With the Strikers. Concessions For Agree ment Is the Hope of All the Men. Wheeling, W. V., July 27—What Is de clared to be the mosi Important and largest gathering of the heads of labor organizations of America ever held is now in session ir. this city. It Is the conference of labor leaders called last week by President Ratchford, of the United Mine Workers, and approved by President Gompers, of the American Federation of Labor, of which the miners’ organization Is a part. The pur pose of the meeting is to aid in a speedyl and successful termination of the coal strike. Sessions of the conference were held dining the day and night, but until the night session little had been accom plished. The following labor leaders were pres ent: Samuel Gompers, of New York, pres ident of the American Federation of La bor; Frank Morrison, Chicago, secretary of the Federation; M. D. Ratchford, Co lumbus, president of the United Mine Woikeis of America; W. P. Sears, Colum bus, secretary of the miners' organiza tion; P. H. Morrisey. Peoria, 111., grand ma. ter of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen; F. D. Mahon, Detroit, presi dent of the Street Railway Union; J. R. Sovereign, president of the Knights of Labor; James H. Sullivan, Baltimore, president of the Internation Association of Decorators and Painters; J. B. I/en non, of Bloomington, 111,, president of the Custom Tailors' Union; J. V. MuUIr 1 land, Toledo, president of the Interna tional Bicycle Workers; J. P. Johnson, Nashville, president of the Internationa! Printing Pressmen's Union; Theo Perry, Nashville, vice-president of the Interna tional Typographical Union; Robert Askew, Ishpeming, Mich., secretary of the Northern Mineral Workers; William McKinney, Lafayette, Infl., president of the Painters' Union; j. W. Rea, Chicago, president of the Painters and Decorators Union; G. W. Perkins, Chicago, president of-the International Tobacco Workers’ Union; Patrick Dolan, Pittsburg, presi dent of the Pittsburg district of miners; M. M. Garland, Pittsburg, president of :he Amalgamailed Association of Iron, Steal and Tin Workers; C. H. Wilkins, Chicago, assistant grand chief of the Order of Railway Conductors;. F. P. Sargent, of Peoria, 111., grand master of •he Brotherhood of Railway Firemen; Val Fitzpatrick, of Columbus, third vice mesident of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen; L. L. Lewis, Rridgeport, O., secfvjiiry of the Ohio miners' organiza tion; K. V. Debs, Chicago, former head if the American Railway Union; J. Kunnzler, Cleveland,- secretary of the American Flint Glass Workers Union; VI. Riley, Wheeling, president of the National Wtogie Workers League; P. J. Goughian, Pittsburg, president of th? Na tional Gas and Steam Fitters' Union. The first session was set for 10 o’clock ort the arrival of Messrs. Ratchford and Pears from Columbus. Ort mo1 ion of Mr. Sovereign, Samuel Gompers was chosen to preside, and Sec retary Morrison, also of *he ,'ederation, was made secretary. Chairman Gompers then called upon the miners’ representatives to detail the situation. They were also to suggest in what manner ullie other labor organiza tions could give their aid. President Rachford, of'th' miners, ad dressed the conference at some length, stating fully the causes that had led tothe suspension of work in the bituminous re gions and presented the condition of the miners who are'taking part In the strike. He did not propose anything in the way of recommendations as to what the or ganized labor of the country should do in aid of the strike, preferring that that Important subject be left to the consider ation1 of the conference. An ap«*l for aid was made In a general way. « W T’eai-s. Patrick Dolan and L. L. Lewis also addressed the conference, speaking in the same strain. In the course of the remarks It was brought out that tin- miners had the hardest fight in the Pi'sburg district. This wfcs considered equally as important as t he West Virginia district. -At this point a recess was taken for dinner lAt 2:3(1- o’clock the conference again t iok up rile strike quest ion. Messrs. Rea "’nd Tx bs, who have been in the West /irglnla district, qpd Mr. Sovereign ad Iressed the meeting, ithe latter speaking vr some length. The conference was held behind closed doors. At its conclusion It was given out halt a. committee of five hiad been ap pointed to devise a plan for'aidlng the miners, which would be reported at the nigh' eessvtwl. Telegrams pledging financial aid to the miners were recelv d from nearly all heads of labor organizations who had not been, able to attend on account of short ndtlce. Mr, Morrison'rays all depends upon, (the suspension of work in We? Virginia and the Dear mitt miners. Tb conference has not come to the point of believing it necessary to ask the firemen, brakemen and conductors to refuse to haul West Virginia coal. The conference adjourned jus: as the oaipk'ol clock struck the midnight hour, having been In session since 8 o’clock. It was decidt d that President Gompers should act -as a comm!!ttee of one in ar ranglng for sympa! ihet'ie mass men ln.gs all over the country on August 5. Officers of the American Federa-ton of Labor were request'd to communicate with ur.ion organizations as to what shall be done to favor Uhc plan outlined in to nights appeal. Officers of the United Mine Workers are to arrange for the sym pathy le work of 100 orgarlizi rs In West Virginia and in Pennsylvania effort-' to make the strike general will be made. Railway brotherhoods, except the engin eers, are In hearty sympathy with the movement: to make ' he strike effective. This afternoon .he committee to devise ways and means to hi Ip the miners made Its report. The report is an appeal to the country to assist the miners. THREATENED VIOLENCE. Enraged Men Go Out on a Strike and Narrowly Avert Serious Trouble. Altoona, Pa.. July 27.—Five hundred or more miners at Hastings have gone out oti a strike because the operators of the Mitchell and Stealing mines refused to accept the scale adopted by them on Sat urday. The 'Mitchell mine does not pay the scale, the Sterling does, but Superin tendent Nicholson Is obnoxious to them because he-deducts a certain amout from the men on one car out of five. The miners made demonstartlons and threat ened to burn the tipple. The men at the Nicholas mine are pre paring to ge to headquarters with their grievance, believin'.? that Superintend ent Nichols.'ii is operating the niines for the Sterling Goal company. As Hastings is the president they will place the mat ter before the governor, hoping he will take steps to have the matter straight ened. little change. Noii-LXlon Mon Working, Rut Otheis Aw Joining the Strikers. • Cincinnati, July 27.—A special to the ComttVM'eiu 1-Trlbuia? from Wheeling says: The coal strike in this region do.s not show much change today. At Fair mont th:;. Wftwnagh.mines added a num ber of men to 'their force today, making 160 men employed, about two-thirds of the force before the strike. Eighty men came friim ContieUsville today and were put to work in The various mines. Alt the Wat go n mines arc working full time, as are 'the Gaston, 'Munstana and New Eng land. The agitators are all out of the field today except the local men, and they are awaiting the result of the conference at Wheeling today. In sipite of the He rculean efforts being put forth in the Hoskton district It seems to have no effect. The Norfolk a d We t ern mines are nearly all working full time. The rriAr alt the Moundsville and Glendale mines are all out today In aplte of the efforts of the operations that they had not enough to supply the river and Baltimore and Ohio, with which the com pany have aor. tracts. This added 100 men to the, strikers. At Boggs Run tho men are still working, though they have prom ised emissaries of the union to quit in the morning. Meetings will be held then and they will probably quit. This will tie up the Panhandle district completely. Sev ente?n'fr*ir.R-of coal tvere hauled through here from West Virginia nuines. - 1-Ou INIQUITOUS injunction. Miners Who Would Not Have Gone Out Now on a Strike and Indignant. Cincinnati, July 27.—A special to the Commercial Tribune from Clarksburg W. Va., *ays: The new lodges of the United Miners’ Union of America or ganized here yesterday have rented a building and will hold meetings nightly hereafter. There are sixty men in it al ready and by tbo end of the week they will have two-thirtG of the district. The meeting held or! Sunday by Mahon and Rea has had Its effects so far as organi zation is concerned. The Injunction ob tained Iiy the oper»£brs against the miners holding maetlngs has caused much talk In the district. Many who would not have gone out are indignant and there is much talk against the free dom of peace and many are joining the United Miners’ Union. . .■CRANING a Settlement. Peopla. 111., July ~^7_-r-The miners of the Peoria district met today and adopt ed bl- scale of 10 per cent advance in wages not to be operative until a gen eral settlement is jeached. The operators also met and proceeded to consider the scale. AWAITING RESULTS. Fairmont, W. Va«» July 27.—Operators of the Fairmont region await the fesult of the Wheeling coqteretip’e with anxiety. No developments are reported through out the district today. THE VISIT BORE FRUIT. Rock Island, II?., July 27.—As a result of the visit to Spring Valley and other stt iking mines, 100 men employed near the city struck today. 'paqOMH tParaaejSv °N—uoiiu’AUOD am si;oq —fiuoa tauoioo 'NOISSHS NI SHCXLVHMdO Pittsburg, July 27.—Elghty-ntne c:al mines in the Pittsburg district were rep- j resented at the coil operator’s uniformity ! meeting here today. The operator* who ' shipped by river and those owning mines in the Westmor: Land r. gion ty ore r.ot present. The rivur operators held a meeting at 'the coal exchange this morn ing and declared to take no part In the uniformity meeting this afternoon. No attention war paid' to the ca l by the Wo tmoreland operators,. Very lift e was ocoomi.iashed at the meeting. The new uniformity agreement, with a few row clause® Inserted, was reported by the com in Vote?. It is exported that com mittees will be appointed to draw up clauses to Ht the points at issue. W p. Rend presented a minority re port on the agreement denouncing the purposi, of the meeting in severe terms and bolted the conference. Colonel Rend took the minority report with him and Colonel D&pipster decided that as Colonei Rend h#.i left the meet ing and taken the report with him it was not a part of the session and could not be acted upon. Colonel W. P. Dearmitt said that he wanted it distinctly understood that the call to adopt unformlty did not have anything to do wth the strike as he did not propose to arbitrate anything while under fire nor admit the operators were cowards. D. W. Anderson advised that the re port of the committee be taken up ad sereatim. An effort was made to do this, but the operators did not seem to grasp the text of the agreement, so J. R. Seerb moved that the agreement be printed over night and a copy placed In the hands of each operator by morning. 'This was carried unanimously. W. P. Murray called the conference to order at- 10:30 a. m. by nominating Alex ander Dempster for permanent chairman. Col. W. P. Rend named W. Behulenberg, bu't he declined, and Mr. Dempster was chosen to preside. Gen. James B. Dole was named for vice-president. He made a short address, saying the board was here as citizen® an 1 had no personal in terest in. the, coal business. The mem bers hope" by conciliation a’nd concessions to bring aibout an agreement between the contending line®. "Sectional lines have nothing to do with 4h, ; affair," he said. "We have power right here to settle this controversy. As Ilttsburg go s so goes the United States.” After election of officers of the meeting a committee was appointed to take up the proposed uniformity agreement and report to thic oonference at 3 o’C ck. The committee consisted of W. P. Dearmitt. George P. Sehl'rtKlbeig. Thomas Brown, W. P. Rend, W. P. Black, IT. A. Andrews, James Armstrong and F. M. Osb rne. A recess was then taken until 3 o'clock. At, 4 o'clock the committee asked for another hour and (he conference' took a recess until 5 o’clock, when the commit tee reported on th- agreement proposed by the visiting arbitrators. It was moved that it he adopted when Colonel Rend demanded recognition for a minority report. He said he had been misled by General IAttle as to the pur pose of this meeting. He understood that it had been oalled with a view of hastening a settlement of the strike and was assured of that at a conference with the General on Monday night. When he got to the meeting he Famed that the strike was not to be taken Into discus sion or consideration In the uniformity agreement. The preamble of the reso lution recites the earnest desire of the coal operators of Western Pennsylvania to devise honorable methods for bring ing the strike to an end. depFres the pov erty and misery of the vast army of miners and their families and claims tho public have been misled by crafty and false statements as to the causes re sponsible for the present and past tur moil. The resolutions follow: * "Resolved that we favor a speedy ad justment of this strike and all questions and controversies connected therewith by conciliation employed In a Joint confer ence of miners and their employers, and that failing, by sit adjudication by a tri bunal of arbitra ors composed of three United States judges or three other gen tlemen of national repute, and In whom the entire country can repose confidence. "Resolved that We favor the principles and practice of uniformity in Its true and honest sense, but we are unalterably op posed to It In the false and perverted sense In which It has been used to cloak sham crimes and transparent frauds. “Resolved that we favor true and hon est weights’ and measures, cash pay ments and ail other Just and equitable methods In the prosecution of the coal business. "Resolved that we denounce as a foul falsehood and as a glaring outrage the charges and insinuations so often pub licly made that operators have prac ticed fraud In weights and measuios In the mining Industry of Western Fennsyl . vanla. "Resolved that the efforts to fasten on the public mind these slanderous and atrocious stories Is a moral crime and we denounce the author of this accusa tion as a moral criminal violating God’s holy commandment. ‘Thou shalt not bear fal-e wife s against they neighbor.’ "Resolved. That wo are ready and will ing to advance the wages of miners, but find ourselves unable to do this to the full extern demanded by them, namely, 25 per cent, above the prices we paid prior to' the strike and now being paid by one of the largest coal companies- in western Pennsylvania, which company presents It'he chief o Its Facie .to .tilve settlement of the present Conflict.” After the resolutions h'ad been read the chairman araked to have same portinos eliminated, but Col. Rend nt-funsd em phatically to allow a single word no he altered and withdrew from the confer-, enee. JjT 'f The morning Th'-n adjotnAied until 10 o’ciwk top- rrryw. Among those present were J. Selwyn Owen®, Secretary Btefcop and Gen. John ' • T.tttle. of the Ohio board of arbi ration; Gen. W. Sehludberg, representing tie Francis L. Rotolmis Interests; Col. Akxan der Dempster, of the Bower Hill and Sprirg Hill mines; Col. W. P. Murray, of Piekands, Melhor & Co.; Frank M. Os borne. of Osborne, gaeger & Co.; W. R. Wilson, of Ridgeway, Bishop & Co.; A. W. and Thomao la. Young, p presenting M. A. Har.ina & Co.; tOoi. W. It Rend, of Chi cago; W. P. and Thomas Dearmitt. rep resenting the New York and Cleveland Gas Coal company; William Beadllng. of B-eadiing Bros.; J. P. Dysart; John New ell, of J. W. Ellsworth & Co.; C. W. Hitch cock; A. Eaundeis; D. W. Vanem, of Tit-sburg and Chicago Gas Coal com pany; George and John Hoeack, Frank Armstrong, W. J. Steen. E. N. Wtldman, J. W. A1les, Wr. B. K' rr. William Dres bach, James Armstrong, of the Mansfield Coal company; J. Wesir, of Lake Share Coal company, and William Dlnker, of ■the Eureka Coal company; B. M. Ander son. J. W. Blower, of the Equitable Coal company; William Shinn. Edward Boyle, of Boyle Bros.; Henry Floersheim, the Finl yvilie operator; J. IM. Blythe, of the BTytlie Coal company; J. J. Stritler, of the Tight Mining company. Tonight J. M. Lit.le and others called on Col. Rend at bis hotel and asked that he reconsider his action amid enter the conference again to ensure aucoi as of the plan. He said that: he would cordially indorse and co-operate in any plan the conference agreed upon if 50 per centt. of thfe district operators would give their contLcnt to the same. He believes it Im possible to secure 97 per cent, to the uni formity agreement, as Mr. Dearmitt de mands, and h, Is willing to do as 50 per cent, of the operators wish. The new agree imarl. stats that uniformity, if promptly and properly availed of. will settle the difficulties to a large exlien't and correct business to a d gree not here tofore attainable. Ti-night General Little and Judge Owens are in secret conference at the Duquesne club with Secretary William Warner and Organizer Cameron Miller. Nothing definite can be learned as to the subject under discussion but R is be lieved it has reference to having the miners represented at the meeting to morrow as the best means of consider ing the difficulty with Mr. Dearmitt’s an nouncement today that the onference was not for the purpose of considering the strike but merely for the purpose of establishing uniformity. Many of the operator think that, with Colonel Rend, the meeting should devise some means to settle the strike as well as to provide for uniformity. Reports to the miners’ officials from throughout the district sh-'W everything quiet. All plans are being held in abey ance pending the action of the confer ence. MAD RUSH CONTINUES, About Time to Call a Halt of Those Bound for the Klondyke Region—Sol diers Will Sail On 'the Cleveland. Washington, July 27.—A company of United States troops, consisting of five officers and i.wenty-six men, will leave S at'tle for St. (Michaels by the steamer Cleveland. Orders have been sent to Phil adelphia for a supply of clothing, which will Include blankets and everything needed for hunting. The supplies will leave Philadi lphia by expiess tomorrow. IHuVgluBLla.nld will leave Seattle August 6. The Dominion government is to Bend eighty-live addl Tonal mounted police. The men will li ave Victoria in a few days on a Pacific company's boat. They will go In from Dyea, taking provisions after their get. In. The City of Topeka will sail tomorrow from Seattle with 285 passen gers. ©he goes only as far as Juneau, where a majority of the pass, nger.- will brar.leh off for the mines. The steam r Islander will rail tomorrow from Vic toria for Juneau with over 200 pass ti gers. Nearly all those going on the Isl ander are frbm Seattle. The next vessel sailing from Seattle for Dyea is the tl earner Rovalle, chartered last Saturday for two trips. Already 178 passengers, all all 1jwed by the Inspectors, at, booked by .’he .Rosalie, and twenty others are hanging anxiously about the vess-1 office waiting for the chance of some one drop ping off air the last moment. Th1 st amer Edith, chartered by the aun: par tie . and also scheduled to sail July 31, will take north sixty horses. In an Interview to night with an Associated Press corre spondent, L. M. Turner, who t»p nt seven teen years In Alaska and the Arctic re gion i, in the employe of the goverriment, said: “lit is about time to call a 'hal on this mad rush 'to the Klondyke gold fields. Hundreds of rr.i.n are going as far as they can. reiyirg on oth.rs to help them. Thaw help will be meagre enough, and scores will 'certainly endure hardships that dca.h alone will reach. The trans portation companies cannot possibly ac commodate the number going by way of St. iMichuels. The small river steamers will not afford accommodations for one t'hlrd the number going by that route. Provisions will have to be furnished by the ransporiatlon companies, and two thllrds of the passengers will board about St. Michaels or along the Yukon, and they will not see Dawse City until next spring. - Many oif those Who go by way of Dyra will be compelled to winter at chi- head waters of the Yukon." PESSIMISTIC VIEWS An English Newspaper Predict' Another Occurrence as That of the '60's to Be Brought on by Monopolies. tondori, July 27.—The Dally Chronicle this morning devotes an editorial to the dismissal of Prof. E. B. Andrews from Brown university, which action the ar ticlu regards as the most serious blow the capitalist oligarchy has struck at so ciety and free Institutions in America. The article says: "No doubt that, like Prof. Beilis, who was dismissed from the University of Chicago, Prof. Andrews was dismissed because he vrarntdi his countrymen against the growth of-great monopolies. It seems certain that a c n tilct rs approaching that will shake the union as it was shaken by the great slavery question. It looks as though the splendid millionaire endowments of American unlvertiKite had the worthy motive of tlfie promotion of tihe interests of the monopolies. We anticipate a great wave of opinion against th.- pre tensions of the monopolist class as dan gerous to the cause of freedom. This movement will leadl to the substitution of public for private control and ownership of the big trusts antd monopolies and the substitution of state for private colleges and universities.” GIVEN SIX WEEK'S GRACE. GothiorJburg, Sweden, July 27.—Dieut. Swenberg, son-in-faw of Dr. Otto Ner-jos, •the Arctic explorer, reports from Ascen sion that If nothing is hoard from Andre in six weeks It is mor likely bhrtt anything will be heard from him this year. AMERICANS THE BENEFTCTARffES. V*, ’s. France, July 27.—The Amerioan belts of a wealthy Amerioan named Wil liamson, who recently died here, after a residence of a quarter of a century in Fiance, will probably secure his proper- ! ty, Hi- French courts having dismiss d the claim of the French claimants which was based upon the assertion that the de ceased hid coupled with a Fr. ncli woman and that he was legally married to her. According to the laws of certain of the American states such cohabitation con stitutes marriage, even though no cere mony Is performed. FIFTH ANNUAL MEETING. Building and Lean Men Severely Ci itteize tha Michigan Legislature. Detroit, Mich., July 27.—Delegatee from a score of states aire in the olty to attend the fifth aninua] meeting of the United States League of Building and Loan as sociations. The conversion will begin at 10 a. m. tomorrow, to be held in the city council eh a mb t. This e veiling an in formal m ting of the executive commit tee of the national league was h Id. The president, Michael Hogan, and a dozen memt j.a discussed inf. rmalty the doirgs of the league and its members fnd.'the growing importance of the budding asso ciation busines-. Tills evening the an nual meeting of the Michigan ass ciatloa wos held and' officers elect d for the e: - suing year. The Michigan legislature was fne-ely criticised for not fvasslng measures desired by the building asso ciations At tonight's m etlng the s c retary said that m re unfavorable I gl ia tion towards building ard loan associa tions had been enacted this year thin ever before. i TWO VILLAGE.! TAKEN. London. July 28.—The Times publishes a dispatch from Rio Janeiro saying that Gen. Ostec, commanding the government tr.apo, wires th e. h has occupied two villages, waiting reinforcements b fore ■making an attack upon the main position of ■-he rebels at C'anudus. ANDRADE ASSURED Of fha Presidency of the Venezuelan Government—Franco-Venezuelan Protocol Much Favored. Special Correspondence of the Asso ciated Press. Caracas, Venezuela, July 20.—Francis Crespo having declined to be a candi date for the presidency the success of General Andrade is considered almost certain. Dr. Juan Pietrle, the envoy extraordi nary of Venezuela to Germany, who wad in Paris for some time with the object of restoring diplomatic relations between France and Venezuela, arrived here on the 16th instant with the protocol adopt ed ad referendum. The press, as usual, made a vigorous attack upon the proto col'without knowing what It contained. A cabinet council will be held on July 30 to consider the document. It Is an nounced upon official authority that the protocol Is looked upon with favor by the Venezuelan government. An article governing the question of copyright has been, cancelled. FOR THEIR LIVES Will Lewis Thompson, Walter Neville and Rosa Buford Be Tried at Deca tur—Attorneys Secured. Decatur, Ala., July 27.—(Special.)— Judge Banks called court promptly at 9 o'clock this morning. The Indie.men-ts found by the grand jury yesterday were read to each of the defendants and they pleaded rot guilty. Messrs. Sawtelfe and W. W. Calahan will prosecute the de fendants and Messrs. West &• Kyle will d:fend Lewis Thompson and Walter Ne ville. Rcsa Buford being unable to employ counsel the court appointed Messrs. Speake ar.d GcxJby. Mr. God by be'ng un able -to appear on account of er-gagtment decYned. Mr. L. Murphy was appointed by the court In his stead. A venire nf fifty special jurors In, eacli case was drawn by the court. Lewis Thompson's case will be tried Thursday and Walter Neville’s Friday. EUTAW~ABLAZE. UfaftHr'Ity Turned On and the Lit tic City Feels Her Importance—Water Works Will Soon Be Completed. Eutaw, Ala., July 27.—(Special.)—This is the brightest night In the history of our little city. The electric lights and water works company, of "this city, have completed a system-of el’eotric lights, arid tonight at 6 o’clock turned the light on. The incandescent lights In the stores, dwellings and public buildi ngs are burn ing beautifully, also the arc lights In. the streets. Everything is working smoothly. The water works are nearly complete, and 1-n a very short time water will be turned on. Eutaw feels proud of herself tonight. M’KINLEY’S BOOM Failed to Reach the Amoskeag Mills and They Are Closed Down. Boston, July 27.—Hon. Jefferson Cool idge, the secretary of the big Amoskeag cotton mills of Manchester, N. H., one of the largest plants of the kind In the world, says regarding the shutting down of the mills which was announced yes terday. “'We have made up our accounts for the first six months of the year and find that we have not made any money and have not sold our goods, so I have order ed the mills closed down for the month of August at least.” The dividends of the Amoskeag mills have been reduced during the past twelve months. The closing of these mills will effect about 6,noo operatives. MORE M’KINLEY PROSPERITY. Fal-i River. Mass.. July 27.—At a meet ing of the Wanipago mills this afternoon It was yoted to close the mills, b ginning Aug. 1. The Stevens mill shut down Sat urday for a month and the Borden mills will begin with a considerable curtail ment next week. Th>»? factories einp'oy pbout 1,800 hards and it is umdersto il thlat they are short of supply of coition. GAGE’S DAUGHTER-IN-LAW. San Francisco, July 27.—Mrs. Ell Gage, doughter-in-taw of Secretary of Treasury Gage, and whoee husband Is representa tive of tihe North American company in Alaska, arrived Prom Alaska today. ---• MATCH F0NIALLY ARRANGED. BoHtorA, July 27.—Michael find Eddy Mc Duffce were matched today to race ten miles, paced. In iRoaton on eh,' afternoon of October 2. The former today made his entry for the <5,000 purse race to be ridden September 18. VICTORY UNO THE SPOILS Now Belong to the Republican Party, SAYS SECRETARY GAGE And the Party in Power Will Bring the Pros h perity Era, m t - THE tS; ,FF IS ALREADY SETTLED And J iCinley’s Special Message on the S j? .al Monetary Commission, Un .cted on |by the Senate, Wilt _ tc Bring About the Beaul'. -» Boston, July 27.—The banquet tn Secre tary -Gage at the Tullleries this afternoon was attended by about 350 men promt net in professional and buslnis- Ilf in -his city. A formal reception was given before dinner, which occurrd a,t 2:49. On being introduced, Secretary Gage fa id, in part: "We have mat here tro a p ried fraught with ite own interest. Opposing forces met in Novem-bcr last and con .‘ended bit terly over the most vital of economic questions Wliile 'the issue was pending the profitable art- of industry cam- to nearly a standstill. Trade and commerce declined to the narrowed limits, and in a breathless susper.de thcae who could compreh nd the deep import of the issue waned for Its determination. That issue is now decided. The bailot, the magic exponent of the popular will, has recorded It# imperative voice for holiest money and for liberty r gulated by law. It now remains to be seen whether from that de cision there is to b? any successful appeal. It is this that gives interest, anxious In terest to the prospective action of .hose who clothed with legislative and execu tive functions have it in their power to make secure'.he frutta of victory, or who by failing to com]>reh- nd .'heir high re sponsibility, may leu slip the advantages so hardly won. Upon the people's doubts involved in this question men of enter prise still hesitate and the columns of Industry maieh slowly with ranks not yet comple-.cly filled. Js th le room for doubt on so plain « proposition? There ought to be none. There would be none except for the working on the people of human nature, which coaxes us to ea?' after effort—which induces us to contemplate rather than act—that spirt, of inactivity which on more than "lie occasion kept the army of the unoin from annihilating the enemy and on another occasion so par ti ly zed '.he eorifed' rate columns as to turn them back from the easy c'ap.ure of our capital. Logical as the duty of the gov ernment seems to be. do net yourselves supinely l-tet upon tire conclusion that It will certainly 1> performed. We have passed through a wearisome storm. The loss and posit of to are enormous. Hunt to day the skies are elmr, the breeze prop t ly brings comfort a r d restoration. Shall we not be permitted to rest and enjoy it? No, that would be too foolish to wait for and invite fur.her di-ael.tir in the fu tui• . The final answer, however, meet depend upon the urgency or the indiffer ence of the people. The administrative branch of the government will not step T.'or rest Inactive. Its influence lias b en ond wilt he for prompt and judlcolus ac tion. The evidence of l.his fao: Is freslv air hand In The message Just now sub mitted to congress by the president.” Mr. Gage her quoted several para graphs from the message. Conilulng, hr ■said: 'But the administration cannot mik“ laws. It can only ex cute them after they ar~ made. It is th-n to the legio :i t'ive t dy ihab your thoughtful att r.t n Is to he given. If you d -Ire tlr.an ill reforms, your senators and represen a tlves will r'ot antagonize your well eon pi dered desir.-s, but they must be inform ed and constantly reminded of what It. Is you-demand. And1 now what 1s It th't ought to be doneit o gl vs striirlty nn.i pro tection to Oust future? To this there are many answer-, ar.'d to each answer many objections. iWe have Indeed a del-cate and difficult problem to Solve, the diffi culty being aggrova.ied by -th fact that Ignorance, prejudice and passion on er in to and oompli-.-aU' and vex the Sflhlti n. This is one of the .penal-; i- -s which pi pjiar government must pay In return for Its multifa'Kous and envl’n'ent benefits. With these drawbacks we can nevertheless wKh patto-rsce find our way. "The recommendation of the president for a commission was admirable In th s that It suggested a way out of which a body at well trained and thoughtful men ec-uld b: prov'ded to consider with 1- a sure without distraction from other pivissing -themes the important subj.ct of currency an l banking reforms. It ait the same time operated a foilin' to which could be admitted the contributin' sug gestion from all class* s and c ndltdons of men. The bill which passed th hon e and failed of recognition In the senat ■ may be a mn.tter of regr it, but not of dt courage m»nt. Nor ought w to speak "r think unkindly of a body which has so assidu ously tolled -In tlhe work of a new tx-d-.- of lalw concerning a. matter so charg d wi h conflicting opinions and opposing Inter ests as is any tariff act. "The two questions before th-1 coun'ry In th- la ,t presidential campiign were the tariff and the curr ncy. One of th m is already settled. Whatever th merits or demerits of the new measure to its par-' Ocular ftrms it has b com* the taw of the land. The revenues derived from it wilt, after a possible brief interregrum, be am ple for government expenditures. W ■ have also reaflltd a point where with ab solute dat-a furnishr d commerce and minufacture* can make correct tistlma' s and go upon thetr respective missions of exchange and production with a n w sense of security. “The responsible party in power hav ing successfu'.'ly covered this one import ant issue may be safely trusted to cara equally well for the other. On the fi nancial E-ide there ts really no pressing need for hasto. There is containly no Imminent occasion of anxiety. With am ple revenues In the public treasury, with financial channels tilled with funds, with Interest low, with crops abundant and a market assured, with new minerals de veloped, with a people advancing In th« elements of intelligence and character, who dare Indulge in doleful forecasts? We need not hgiul the predictions that we have man^Things to encompass, many misunderstandings to explain. Conditions in labor, trade, manufacture have superseded to a degree the former processes of Individual movement. It Is perhaps philosophical to believe that they are aft evolutionary, tending to a final and higher general good, but In their immediate effects they Jiroduee incident al Injury in many directions. Perceiving the injury they ery out and cannot be persuaded that any good can come out (Continued on Blxtli Page.)