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PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 21.— One hundred and one years is the remarkable
age attained by Mrs. Mary Little of this city. The little old lady, who
bears the burden of ye^rg lightly and Is still spry, will celebrate her
birthday on October 31. Mrs. Little was born in County Antrim, Ireland.
In 1S20, with her husband, Llndsey Little, she came to America, landing
at Spruce-street wharf on July 4. Her husband opened a Fmail weaving plant in
his home and conducted a fairly thriving business. When the Mexican War
broke out Mr. LJttle enlisted and served under General Scott. While capturing
some army mules he received a kick in his side which later caused his death.
Mrs. Little is also proud of the fact that one of her sons was on the Monitor
during: the encounter with the Merrimac
This interesting: centenarian has never been troubled with serious Illnes3.
Her health at present Is almost perfect, except for cataracts of her eyes. Her
unusual vitality forbids her remaining idle. She rises at 7 o'clock each morn-
Ing, .helps in attending to household duties during the day and retires early at
night. She has two children, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Continued From First Page.
DENVER, Oct. 21.— Vanished is the wealth of the Tabors. Of all the sil
ver and gold that the Colorado miner in his lucky day's dug from out
the bowels of the earth and that made him both rich and famous, there
is nothing left, and his beautiful widow is now practically penniless.
The last bit of property of the once immense estate was sold a few
days ago under the hammer to satisfy a judgment of 513,000. The Matchless
mine, Leadville's wonderful ore-nroducer. frees the way Mrs. Tabor's Jewen
went — the way ever-'-thinK has gone — the waj- of all her late husband's millions.
She has made a hard flprht against overwhelming odds. Luck has been against
her, as it was against her husband once the tide began to 'turn. Bit by bit he
saw his vast holdings vanish, and when he died It was but a slender estate fie
left 'his widow. She could not make neadway against adversity. Her last cent
has been paid out to satisfy the demands of mortgagees, and now Mrs. Tabor,
one of the most beautiful women in the West, who has enjoyed all the pleasure?
that great wealth .can provide. Is living in a little four-room brick house In
this city, and poverty Is her unwelcome guest.
ASHVILLE, N\ C. Oct. 21.-A. H. Smith
of Palestine. Tex., a student at the Blng
ham School, died to-day from Injuries sus
tained In a practice game cf football yes
terday. His spinal column was brokea
between his shoulders.
Killed at Football.
MANILA, Oct. a..— Senor BnencanMsj
has received what purports to be a letter
from ARuinaldo ordering the former lead
ers of the revolution who are now in Ma
nila to desist trom the formation of po
litical parties, and to cease all their at
tempts at pacification. The letter myste
riously hints that plana are maturing
amonp the armed rebels In the field and
describes these as "best for the country."
Senor Buencamino declares that the letter
Is genuine.
The military situation was comparative
ly quiet last week. The commission, tha
military authorities, thu Filipinos and tha
foreigners are awaiting the result of tha
Presidential election in the United States
Many persons assert whatever this may
be If will have no Immediate effect on tha
(situation In the Philippines, and that dis
orders and guerrilla attacks will continue
for a time. ¦_-
All Attempts at Pacifi
— — « — . *
Formsr Leaders of the Revolutioa
Are Ordered to Desist Prom
Writes That New Plans
Are Maturing Among
LuzDn Insurgents.
Stops the! Cough
And works off the cold. Laxative Bromo-Qul
nine Tablets cur* a cold In on* day. ¦ No cure,
no nay. Prlc* 25 cents. * - •
Those who are fond of traveling (and who it
?ot) will hall with delight the news of a direct
steamship route to Tahiti. This charming' land
has until . now J been ,' accessible only by slow
Bailing- vessels, but on November lit the popu
lar, steamship Australia will ! tall "direct,* mtk
ln» ; the -trip in 10H , days. ; A reduced round
trip rate has be«n made for the first trip. * Call
at 643 Market street fijr eaJUne list. .__ •
Papeete the Beautif ul.
A Judce who cannot command the re
spect of the citizens Is a menace to the
commonwealth. M. C. Sloss has the char
acter, education and ability to Inspire con
fidence, and this should Insure his election
to the ofilce of Superior Jud^e, • ; ¦ •
LONDON. Oct 22.— Trafalgar day was
celebrated yesterday In th« usual fashion
throughout England. Nelson's column In
Trafalgar square, London, was decorated
with beautiful wreaths. There was a
municipal procession at Liverpool. Nel
son's flagship, the Victory, was hung •with:
•wreaths at Portsmouth. At Rottlngdean
R-udyard Kiplinc addressed a meoilnjr and
dwelt upon the necessity for maintaining
a strong navy.
Trafalgar I>ay Celebrated.
LONDON, Oct. 22.— The Yokohama cor
respondent of the Dailv News descrbes
the new Cabinet formed by Marquis Ito
October IS, as a "curious experiment,"
tind says: *
"Demagogues who have been fighting
the government for years have been ad
mitted. Borne cf them have had remark
ably checkered careers. One of them,
the eon of a plasterer, has beea In prison
for opposing the government, and was
expelled from the Diet and deported
Another Eorvcd ten ytears' Imprisonment
for conspiring to overthrow th« govern
MInietw of Comma cle&ttan«— Mr. 7V>ru HoshL
Minister of Justice — Baron Kstneko.
M&rsnli Tarawa!*'. Cabinet hivln* resided,
IIwquU Ito'» Cabinet vu formed oa th» lSth!
iU member* beln* as foltjwt:
Min!et«r J*reei<J»«t — llarquts Ito.
Minister for I\xre!gTi AXTalr*— Mr. Takaaltl
Kato. — <uu
Minister cf th« Interior— Baron Buyematstt.
Mlnirter of Wax— llarshal Vi«count Katsnra.
Minister cf th» Navy— V\c* Admlrai Ya
Minister of Finance — VUoonnt Wa.tanabe
MlniFter of AcrtCTiiture end Commerce— 'itr
Yuzo Hayashi.
Minister of Education— Mr. Maaahisa Mat
WASHINGTON. Oct, 2L-The Japanese
legation received to-day the following
telegram from the Foreign Office at
Calls to His Assistance Demagogues
Who for Years Hive Seen.
Fighting tne Government.
President McKlnley to th© neglect of his
own canvass for the Governorship."
Richard Croker, Democratic State lead
er in New -York, said:
"It Is not the leaders who can tell how
this election is going.' The Call-Herald
have talked with the leaders, but It is the
common people who don't dare to come
out under the present Republican condi
tions who' are going to sweep Bryan into
the White House.
"Bryan will carry New York City by a
big figure: He will carry New York State
and he will be elected President by the
votes of the people— people who are silent
simply because they want to make the re
buke to Republicans more severe."
CHICAGO. Oct. 21.— Senator Marcus A.
Hanna, chairman of the Republican Na
tional Committee, to-night said:
"I have read every line of The Call-
Herald's telegraphed poll and have been
tremendously interested tn it. It is an
other evidence of the enterprise of the
two paper's and is evidently a careful and
conservative piece of work."
Says Ohio Will Very Likely Cast It3
Vote for Bryan.
CHICAGO. Oct. 21.— Adlal E. Stevenson,
who returned yesterday from his Eastern
tour. In an Interview to-day spoke enthu
siastically of the Democratic activity .In
the States through , which he had passed.
Mr. Stevenson made the flatfooted dec
laration that the Democrats would carry
Indiana and added:
"Ohio should be put down as very likely
to give its electoral votes for bryan. To
my mind the two great doubtful States
which lean more strongly to the Demo
cratic than to the Republican side In this
fiRht are New York and Ohio."
Mr. Stevenson then made the following
estimate of the situation as it stands
to-day: • .
California.. DlOreson 4
Connecticut 6 'Pennsylvania 32
Iowa 13 Rhode Island ........ 4
Maine ...............; 6 Vermont 4
Massachusetts 15 Wisconsin 13
Michigan 14 Wyoming 3
Minnesota 9
New Hampshire..... 4 Total 1SS
Alabama It, Montana 3
Arkansas 8 Nebraska .....8
Colorado 4 Nevada » 3
Florida 4 North Carolina 11
Georgia 13 South Carolina 9
Idaho 3 Tennesse 12
Indiana 15|Texas 15
Kentucky 13Utah 3
Louisiana 8 Virginia 12
Maryland 8
Mississippi 9 Total 1S9
Illinois 24 1 Washington 4
Kansas 10 West Virginia 6
New Jersey lOlDelaware ............ 3
New York ....:. 36i ¦
Ohio.:... .23 Total 120
South Dakota .-..;... 4 , .
Mr. Stevenson left to-night for a three
days' tour of Michigan.
port William J. Bryan.
Independent Voters TJrged to Sup-
CHICAGO. Oct. 21. — The American
Antl-Imperlallstlc . League Issued an 'ad
dress I to all : indepencent > voters
In the United States asking them to sup
port William 'J. Bryan for President. The
address says in part:
' We : have not. ' prior to . this ¦ year, supported
the candidacy of Mr. Bryan. ; We do not now
concur in certain of his. views on minor issues.
Yet his position on the suoreme Issue of the
present, campaign is so : sound, and his advo
cacy : of . It has been so able I and courageous,
that we . now - favor ' his ' election as the most
effective ¦ way . of ' showing . disapproval* of Mr.
McKinley's course.- ¦ *
Spends ; the Sabbath. , at,' Oyster Bay
in Seclusion.
V NEW YORK, Oct. 21.— Governor Roose
velt spent • to-day at his home 'at * Oyster
Bay quietly resting. He received no one.
The Governor did ; not go , to • church, and
Blind Wizard Has Already Designed
the Craft and Awaits Order
for Its Construction.
NEW. YORK. Oct. 21.— The World has
this from Bristol: That a ninety-footer
will be built to defend the America's cup
and that Herreshoff will design, construct
and try her out. as he did so sucessfully
with the Vigilant, Defender and the Co
lumbia, is certain. Some of the men In
close touch with the Herreshoffs and who
will have much to do with the successful
execution of Designer Nat Herreshoff's
plans say an order is expected shortly
for the new defender and work will be
started upon the next cup champion
within a few hours of the signing of the
contract. There Is not the slightest doubt
of the ability of Herreshoff to turn out
such a yacht, fully equipped for business.
by the middle of next July. The design
ing, they believe, has been done— i. e., the
yacht has been planned out in the head
of Nat, the wizard, since the Columbia-
Shamrock races last year. All that re
mains Is to reduce to the scribbling board
the plans now matured in his wonderful
mind and order the materials which will
enter into the construction of the yacht.
It is believed the next cup d- tender will
be more of a cutter than the Columbia
and of slightly greater draught, givinjc
an even better play to the speed produc
ing "tumble homes" which stood tho
American yacht in such good stead dur
ing the races last year. When well heeled
to a strong topsail breeze the Columbia
with all her deep and heavy keel, was lit
tle better than a skimmlns dish, and
while steadily eating up into the wind'
was covering space like a torpedo-boat
As Captain Nat Is the only man in .the
world who. seems to have mastered the
bulbed fin keel, it is needless to say tha*
the new yacht will be of that type. The
HerreshofTs know how to so balance this
keel that no difficulty is experienced in
steering. The steel spars, though they are
costly and even more liable to buckle than
the sturdy Oregon pine which has adorned
and assisted most cup defenders, proved
their worth in such marked degree last
year that they will undoubtedly be an
important feature of the nezt cup de
Ministry of Finance Makes a Public
Denial of Recent Rumors
in Circulation.
ST. PETERSBURG. Oct. 21._The offi
cial Messenger makes the following an
nouncement: "In view of the reiterated
false 'reports appearing in foreign news
papers that Russia is Beekinr to con
clude a foreign loan, the Ministry of
Finance considers It necessary ajra!n to
declare that the Government" Is not seek.
ing to .conclude loans of any kind, nee
inpr that the current revenue and « tha
cash reserve fully suffice to meet the
ordinary expenditure as well as the ouc-
Iay entailed by events in the Far Eeast
"All the newspaper reports concerning
an alleged Russian loan emanate from
various speculators, who persistently but
unsuccessfully endeavor to force their
services upon the Ministry of Finance"
Join With the Creeks.
DENISON.,Tex M Oct. 21.-The Creek
full-blood Council has been Joined by
Choctaws. Chlckasaws. Cherokees and
Semlnoles. all armed with "Winchesters
They declare they will Btand by the treaty
of 1868 and will not take allotment of
lands. Colonel Sheenfele. aeent of the
five civilized tribes, la T confident that ha
cao handle the situation. Qliaeilt "^ na
Prior to the publication of this agree
ment the belief existed in diplomatic cir
cles that an understanding regarding
China existed between Russia and Ger
many. This Is now dispelled. It Is apprte
ciated here that the one power Germany
and Great Britain bad in view in making
the agreement was Russia. In diplomatic
circles It ls»not considered unlikely that
Russia will adhere to the agreement In
compliance with the Invitation to be ad
dressed to her. and. what is more, she
will in<all likelihood live up to it, probably
more strictly than she would otherwise
have done In order not to give either Ger
many or Great Britain a pretext for
breaking It The United States can, of
course, be depended upon not to make any
move contemplating the 'acquisition of
territory, and Japan has repeatedly as
serted that, she will not extend her sov-'
erelgnty over Chinese territory, unless the
other nations do so. Italy and Austria,
bowing to the will of Germany, will- not
delay the giving of their formal adherence
to the agreement.
Notwithstanding the doubt - which , en
velops the attitude of Germany and Great
Britain as a result of the negotiation of
the agreement, it Is believed here that the
United States still holds the balance of
The authorities do not conceal their be
lief that the Anglo-German agreement Is
one of the most significant of recent dip
lomatic developments, and they propose
to get at its meaning as promptly as pos
sible. Before the President will give as
sent'to any of the provisions of the in
strument he will ascertain the exact
meaning of article 3.
A distinguished gentleman weH ac
quainted with :ecent developments in the
Chinese question said to-nfght that the
"third article of the Anglo-German agree
ment Is like a Delphic oracle. It can be
construed In any way, according to the
view of the person making the interpreta
tion." It may mean that the two powers
are determined to take advantage of any
suspicious act on the part of another to
nelze Chinese territory, or it may mean
that the two powers will bring pressure
to bear upon the offending power to com
pel it to relinquish such territorial de
signs as indications may show It pos
sesses. The latter Is not the view gener
ally prevalent in official and diplomatic
The third article specifically declares
that "two contracting parties reserve to
themselves the right to come to a prelim
inary understanding regarding the event
ful etep to be taken for the protection of
their own interests in China," and from
this it is evident that the two nations will
support each other's pretentlons by force
of arms ehould circumstances require it.
Nevertheless the administration is high
ly gratified with the first two articles of
the convention, reiterating, as they do,
the declarations which have been the key
note of Secretary Hay's policy from the
outset of the present trouble, and there is
no doubt that the President will. In a note
to the powers, willingly express his ap
proval of these features of the treaty.
The third article, however, is one re
garded with suspicion, and this suspicion
Is the more Intense because of Germany's
peculiar policy and of the action of Great
Britain in landing troops at Shanghai. No
doubt Is expressed that the negotiations
between Great Britain and Germany
which resulted in the agreement Involved
a discussion of the territory each proposes
to acquire in the event of dismember
ment ?:-:.
Pending the receipt of an official interpre
tation of the third article of the Anglo-
German agreement, the administration
authorities are disinclined to be quoted as
to the international effect of its pro
visions. It is, of course, impossible for
the President alone to formally announce
the adherence of the United States to the
convention. Before the instrument can be
binding upon this Government it must be
ratified by the United States Senate. The
present complexion of the Senate makes
It doubtful If a ratification could be ob
BERLIN; Oct 2L- With ; the exception
of a few notorious anti-British Journals,
th© entire . Gennaxi . press ¦ approves : the
Anglo-German agreement. Its effect upon
Russia excites keen curiosity, it being no
secret that ¦ the ¦ relations between Ger
many and Russia have lately become
G«nnany's Press Approves.
- the French Ecclesiast.
VICTORIA, B. C. Oct. 21.— According to
a correspondent of the Shanghai Mercury,
Bishop MontosatI in South Hunan was
tortured four hours by the Chinese. Dif
ferent members of his body were removed
singly. Two priests were covered with
coal oil and placed on a pile of sticks and
were then set fire to. Bishop Fontosati
was disemboweled and others.were fright
fully tortured. Three thousand converts
led by. French priests In defending their
church were massacred.
PARIS, Oct. 21.— The Anglo-German
agreement to maintain the territory and
integrity of China and to keep her ports
open to the commerce of the world con
tinues to monopolize public attention in
France, the omission of the name of Rus
sia, according to the version of the agree
ment supplied by.the Havas agency, being
the chief subject of comment. The Tempa
"We can see nothing in the immediate
sense of the agreement which does not
merit approbation, but the elimination of
Russia's name is calculated to hurt her
feelings by showing distrust, even sup
posing the intentions of the two powers
to be the purest. It Is to be regretted that
the wording of the agreement gives an
appearance of hostility to an ally. The
work of peace is not furthered by throw
ing a bomb.
"There are two important points In the
agreement. The first is that "the second
article destroys somewhat the value of
the protocol's disinterestedness by reserv
ing to the contracting parties the right to
make eventual arrangements according to
the behavior of a third party. The sec
ond point Is that if this specific accord In
dicates* a lasting understanding between
Germany and Great Britain it will be t
thanks to^the sad Transvaal war, the
realization of a favorite plan of Lord
Salisbury and Mr. Chamberlain and at
the same time the starting point of a
new era in international relations."
The Journal des Debate, after express
ing a doubt that the agreement is directed
against Russia, asks whether, on the con
trary, Germany and Great Britain, having
accepted the situation as it effects the es
tablishment of Russia north of the great
wall, have not excluded from that region
other powers who are prohibited from ex
tending themselves at the expense of
China. f. •
"If this be the case," It says, "it is the
Integrity of China proper which the two
contracting powers guarantee. Before
giving a definite opinion regarding the at
titude we must know the attitude of Rus
sia, for the importance of the agreement
depends entirely upon whether it is or is
not hostile to missia." ' ,
After ¦ the foregoing and similar com
ments had appeared- In the French press
it became known that all the papers had
been put upon a false scent by an error in
transmitting the text of the agreement—
the omission of the name of Russia among
the names of the powers to whom ¦ the
agreement Is to be communicated. All
the comments were written upon the the
ory Uiat the Havas agency text is correct.
Diabolical Cruelties Inflicted Upon
German Agreement.
French Papers Comment on Anglo-
power, and its attitude will have an Im
portant bearing upon the fate of
Private Secretary Young explained the
refusal to see any one on the ground that
every moment that could be stolen from
the campaign must now be taken advan
tage of in order to save the candidate's
strength. He was suffering from his
throat somewhat, but not to such a great
extent as was feared. The strain on the
vocal chords had strengthened them after
making them sore, and the Governor's
voice is now in far better condition than
after less work during the last State
Governor Roosevelt leaves Oyster Bay
to-morrow morning for New York to com*
mence his last tour of the campaign.
Its Third Article Believed to Hide an Under
standing Regarding Partition of China.
Special Dispatch to The CalL
His appointment as German Consul
General in Calcutta, one of the most de
sirable positions In the German service, is
not only regarded as a promotion ¦ but is
officially described as a "recognition of hla
excellent services in 'Washington."
BERLIN, Oct. 21.— The statement pub
lished in certain , German papers that
Baron Speck von Sternberg, former Ger
man: Charge d'Affalres: in
was recalled because "too friendly toward
America" Is characterized in official cir
cles here as "sheer nonsense."
Be a Promotion.
His Appointment to Calcutta Said to
NEW YORK, Oct. 21.— The entire list
of steerage passengers of the French
Hner La Bretagne, 716 In number, were
held up on the registry floor of the barge
office to-day because it was claimed that
a majority of names were Improperly
manifested. No such hold-up of immi
grants of the landing bureau of this port
has occurred In years. If ever before. The
Immigrants would have been sent back to
the/steamship had not the agent of the
French line appeared in the afternoon and
supplied a bond of $5000 as a guarantee
that the fines for all immigrants improp
erly manifested would be paid.
ifested and Officials Arrest
the Travelers.
Many Names Were Improperly Man-
"Great Britain Is too weak and ex
hausted to undertake isolated action, and,
wishing to prevent other powers obtain
ing more than herself, she insists upon
the maintenance of the statu quo."
BRUSSELS, Oct. 21.— The Independence
Beige, which considers the: Anglo-Ger
man agreement directed against Russia,
"whose influence in the East is now per
manent," says:
Obtaining More Than Herself.
Seeks Only to Prevent Other Powers
LONDON, Oct. 22.— "Official Chinese dis
patches," says the Shanghai correspon
dent of the Standard, wiring yesterday,
"adnlit that the imperial troops have sus
tained defeats in the province of Kwang
tung. All the Chihese generals In Kwang
tung and Kwangsl are begging for rein
forcements. The leaders of the Vegetar
ians, the secret society whose members
last July murdered the missionaries at
Chuchau, have been captured and taken to
Hangchau for punishment. It is .reported
that a Triad army is preparing to attack
Canton." >-. ¦
the Shantung 1 Disaster.
Official Chinese Dispatches Repoit
MANILA, Oct. 21.— Mr. Wildman, United
States Consul at Hongkong, who is now
in Manila, says the expectation of a gen
eral anti-foreign outbreak in Southern
China, notably in Canton, is growing dally
and that cablegrams received by him last
week* record an increasing uneasiness in
A troop of the Sixth United States
Cavalry and a contingent of marines from
the United States battleship Indiana have
arrived here from China.
Grows Daily.
Canton's Danger of Attack by Rebels
The Morning Post says: "Russia will
probably not be frightened by the third
clause of the agreement. Doubtless she
has already made her bargain with Ger
many, the latter being in the habit of
making agreements with both sides at
LONDON, Oct. 22.— All the morning pa
pers dilate upon the high importance of
the Anglo-German agreement. The Daily
Telegraph, which describes it as "the
most remarkable success secured by
British diplomacy since the Berlin
treaty." says: 1 "Tne significant circum
stances of its publication clearly suggests
that it was initiated by Lord Salisbury at
the moment when an ill-considered" call
was made for his retirement from the
.Foreign | Office."
The Dally Gxaphic remarks: "The agree
ment is the direct outcome of Germany's
isolation in China. She had found herself
committed to a punitive policy without tha
support of the other powers. It is another
Journey to Canossa for the German jin
The Daily Mall observes: "The agree
ment almost amounts to an, offensive and
defensive alliance. ¦ It will put an end to
the last hope of European intervention in
South Africa."
Double Dealing:
One Editor Suspects the Kaiser" of
Depot Burned.
GRAND FORKS. N. D., Oct. 21.-Burg
lars last night blew open the safe in the
Great Northern depot at Cavalier, N. D.,
and the explosion set fire to the building,
which was totally destroyed. It is not
known the amount of money secured. The
Sheriff is pursuing two suspects..
Opera-House and Dry Goods Estab
lishment Destroyed.
PADUCAH, Ky.; Oct. 21.— A fire broke
out in Morton's Opera-house this morn
ing at 1:20 o'clock and gained such head
way before it was discovered that the
building was doomed before the fire com
pany could reach the scene. The largest
dry goods store In the city, owned by L.
B. Ogllvie & Co., occupying the ground
floors of the building, was destroyed, as
well as many offices and smaller stores.
The aggregate loss Is estimated at $200,000.
Firemen Buried.. .Under; the Falling
Walls of a Building Wrecked*
by an Explosion of
Gasoline. • ,
- . j. « . .,
ST. PAUL, Minn:, Oct. 21.— As a result
of. the fire that broke out In the slaught
ering'pen of Hinman & Co.'s packing
house shortly after midnight last night
four firemen are dead and a number of j
others Injured and propertv worth about
$3so,000 destroyed. The dead:
WILLIAM H.- IRVINE, second assist
ant'fire chief.' •
' Thg Injured: Andrew'Johhson, William
Field, internal injuries, and Thomas C.
l.arkin, both legs^erushed.
The lire,. which re supposed to have been
of incendiary origin, spread with great ra-
Iildity, fanned by a strong wind. From
the packing-house the flames were com
municated to the warehouse of the North
western Line Company and then to the
McCormick Harvester Company's large
brick warehouse, filled with valuable
farming machinery.
¦The llremen had entered the McCormick
warehouse to be in a better position to
tight the flames. A tank containing 200
gallons of gasoline in the rear part of the
building exploded, shattering the walls
and burying the men in the debris.
Victims of Hinman Packing
House Blaze Four in
¦ ¦¦¦ ¦' -' JN umber.' ~
6HAMOKIK, Pa.. Oct. 2L— Committees
cf United Mine- workers canvassed the
Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron
Company strikers at this place, Mount
Cannel and Locust Gap to-day to learn
•whether any of tha men Intended going
to work to-morrow. The strike leaders
this evening eaid no one would respond to
the blowing of th© whistles excepting en
gineers and fire bosses.
A prominent local official of tha Union
Coal Company says the company positive
ly refuses to accede to any of the demands
maa« by the Scranton convention. The
company claims that Its busy season has
beea ruined by the strike and It does not
car© v.-hen th« strike is settled, feeling
porttlve that it can hold out much lonre!
than the striking miners. Tn© company
controls four large collieries la the Shamol
Kin region.
Decision of Shamokin, Mount Carmel
and Locust Gap Miners.
The strikers here believe that the com
panies that have failed to comply with
the agreement of Thursday's conference
to post amendment to the original offer
guaranteeing its continuance till April 1.
1S01, are prompted by a desire to hold up
the settlement and see if it is not possible
to cause a break in the Schuylklll region.
"All that we can expect to enforce is
that we get the 10 per cent." said he. "It
is hardly the thing for us to think that
we can dictate to the companies how they
thpJl pay the advance."
Organizer Fred Dilcher does not talk
this way, however. He says the conven
tion demanded a straight 10 per cent ad
vance, with the powder question left for
future adjustment and that until this de
mand were complied with to the very let
ter the officers had no authority to call
off the Etrike.
SCRANTON*. Pa-. Oct. 2L— A meeting: of
the president* cf the Scranton local
unions of the United Mine-workers was
held this afternoon to discuss the advis
eblllty of taking aggressive steps toward
closing the washeries. After carefully
canvassing the situation it was decided to
let the matter rest for a while. The fact
that the end of tha strike is generally be
lieved to be at hand impelled the meet
lnir to refrain from maklns this move,
which, it is reacraily conceded, would be
attended by the possibility of disorder and
would have a tendency to do more harm
to the ca.use than to the operation of tha
The general situation was discussed and
o:i« cf the presidents at the conclusion
of the meeting said that in his Judgment
the men would be perfectly satisaed to
*ccept the 10 per cent offer with the pow
der clause excluded.
Close th.e Washeries.
Decide Against Aggressive Action to
when It \ras suggested to him that
there mieht be a break in the ranks of
the strikers If the contest were to con
tinue much locE-er he said that not one
man would go bark to the mines until he
was officially aotilied to return.
TVher. Mr. Mitchell -was asked what he
would do If all the companies were to Dost
notices he said:
TThen all the companies have posted notice* I
Trtll have something to kl>\
coal lieliU ha\ r e srjarajiteed the payment of the
ten i>er cent advance and have abolished the
£lid!ns Ecsle.
The largre companies In the Lehigh region
that have refused to act eince the Scraiiton
convention was held are Cox Bros. & Co.. the
Itrgc-Et Cuai producers In the Lehith region; O.
B. Markle A; Co.. the L^hleh and WHkes-barre
Company; the Lehicn Coal and Navigation
Company, and a lai^e number of smaller com
panies. There Is also a considerable number of
coal companies in the Lackawanna and Wyom
ing res-icne that have not guaranteed the pay
ment of the ten per cent advance until April
1. The only district that has accepted the
terms of the Srranton convention in full is No.
S, better known a* the Schuy;kl!l district.
Companies which produce about sixty-five
per cent oT & total production of the anthracite
HAZL32TON. Pa., Oct. 2L— When Presi
dent Mitchell of the United Mine-workers
waa atked to-nlyht .-what tie had to say
In regard to a settlement of the anthra
cit« xnir.ers' strike he replied:
As ttere &.n;>e*re lo be 8K>ni*r disixjsltion on
the part of the public to place the responsibil
ity lor the prolongation of the strike on the
«houl<itrs of the mine workers, speaking lor
them 1 want to tay that whan tiie !>cranton
convention aceesit-d a ten per cent advance in
Traces i>rovidias the oi»Tatore tU>jli£he<i the
eliding scule and iruara-r.u-ed the i«ym«nt of
the advance until April 1st, the miners had
met the openlCU more than half way. They
had shown a c<jncilis.tory spirit and I know of
no rood reason why ibe rrt.jx*iuon ehould not
bare been accepted by tne curators.
Am a consequence, the responsibility for the
continuation cf the strike rests solely upon
the failure of the operators to treat the propo
sition of their eirrloyes considerately. The pub
lic should underfctanii that unsatisfactory as
la the rmrrrtTfim ° r tile operators who make
the reduction in the nric* of powder a part
of the advance cf ten per cm. even this propo
sition has not been otTeri d by a. very larne num
ber of the cv.al producing companies In the an
l&racite recion. and until ail <-orci>anie£ guur
*.«.t'-e the payment of the ten per <ent a-is"ance
above the rate cf wages paid In Septomiw-r un
til Arril 1. according to the decision of the
Scrantpn convention, the miners are powerless
to act. I v.ant to repeat .again that there can
be no partial sectional settlement of this strike.
Large Companies in the Lehigh. Dis-
trict Have Talcen No Action
Since the Scranton Con
President Mitchell Declares
the Operators Are to
Vanishingof the Great Wealth Amassed by
* ' a Once Lucky Miner.
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