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RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1904.
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Conference May Lead to Serious Consequences, AGREED TO DISAGREE Miners and Operators Came to Part ing of the Ways Over ltenewal of Wage Schedule. While Iloth Sides Made Concessions u t They Could Not Fix on a Final lias is. Indianapolis, Feb. 4. After wrest ling with the scale question for five days, the joint'committee and the sub committee reported late Wednesday afternoon that the mine workers and mine operators could not reach an agreement. An adjournment of the joint conference was then taken for thirty days. Both sides had made concessions, the miners abandoning their demands for the run-mine basis and the differ ential of 7 cents, and settling (low 1 to a demand for the present scnle for the ensuing year. The operators, on the other hand, receded from iho'.r demand for a 15 per cent reduction, and demanded that the scale of 1900 which was re-adopted in ID 01 and 1002 be adopted. This would mean a reduc tion of about 12 per cent in wages. Both sides stood firmly on these de mands, and when the sub-committee reported to the scale committee that no progress had been made, and that there was a disagreement, the scale committe immediately issued a call for the accredited 353 operators and 557 miners' delegates of the joint con ference, to meet in Tomlinson Hall to receive a report incorporating the facts set forth. When it was found an agreement was impossible adjourn ment was taken. The grounds upon which the miners take their stand is that the compe tition of the operators in the central competitive field and those outside is not as keen as the operators would have them believe. The miners say that at least in Ohio and Pennsylvania their men have not steady work, and that all over the central competitive field the cost of living is such at this time that they cannot accept a cut in wages and maintain a fair standard of living. Both sides are well equipped for a fight. The operators have had several fat years, and it is said on good au thority that the Ohio and Pennsylva nia operators who staked r?ut their fighting grounds weeks ago, have stored 4.000.000 tons of coal on the lakes and at other points. This coal would be advanced in price sufficiently to pay dividends. The miners have $1,000,000 in their national treasury. The Illinois miners have $000,000 in their own treasury, and the other states have enough more to raise it to $1,000,000, making $2,000,000 of cash available for any emergency. The strike assessment on the paying membership of the organ ization, which is approximately 300,- 000 at this time, has just been increas ed from 10 to 25 cents a month, which "will bring in approximately $75,000 this month and in March. A suspen sion of operations in the four states would mean that 117,000 of the mem bership would go out and after April 1 would not be on the assessment list. It is pointed out that great political pressure will undoubtedly be brought to bear on the operators, and also on the miners to prevent a general sus pension on April 1. A great lockout or strike in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and western Pennsylvania, coming earlv In this spring, would bo used as politi cal capital. Apprehension in Pennsylvania. Altoona, Pa., Feb. 4. The" Central Pennsylvania coal miaers heard with apprehension the news of a disagree ment at Indianapolis. At the joint convention of operators and miners of this district to be held here March 14 to fix the wage rate for the ensuing year, the miners propose to resist ev ery endeavor made to cut wages. They declare they will strike before sub mitting to any reduction. The oper ators, however, believe the scale can be settled without trouble. Far Eastern Situation. London, Feb. 4. Special dispatches received from the far East and pub lished this morning, add nothing to the knowledge of the actual situation. Baron Hayashi, Japanese minister tc Great Britain, described the situation In the far East as "certainly very threatening," but said that everything depended upon Russia's reply. "It is highly improbable," the minister con tinued, "that Russia will make any aggressive move before the Japanese government has received and consid ered the Russian reply. What Russia wishes to do is to throw the reponsi bility of taking the initiative upon Japan." Farmer's Slow Suicide. Carthage, Mo., Feb. 4. Judsre Myer?, a prominent farmer, i5 rigi, having starved himself to death. He had not eaten a particle of food for forty-nine days. Myers was a spiritualist and said recently that his wife, who died some time ago, was urging him to come to her. Myers was sixty yar3 old and well to do. A NERVOUS DREAKDOWN Senator Hanna's Condition Becomes Suddenly Worse. Washington, Feb. 4. Senator M. A. Ilanna had a setback late yesterday afternoon which for a time considera bly alarmed his family, who had been encouraged to hope he was getting to be himself again, but the congestive attack was averted to some extent by prompt action, and today the senator, while not so wed as early yesterday, shows excellent rallying power. The setback came in the form of an attack that resembled sick spells that have seized the senator on two or three oc casions in the past few years, lie was seized about 5:30 o'clock last evening with a congestive chill which hereto fore had been marked by a rush of blood to the head and cold of the ex tremities. Members of the family were on hand at its first outbreak, and by the prompt application of mustard plasters and hot water, the attack was prevented from becoming so serious as it was feared it might become, and later in the evening it was stated that the senator's condition was again al most at his normal state of the past few weeks. Dr. Rixey, the attending physician, called in Dr. Magruder and a thorough examination was made of Mr. Hanna's heart, lungs and kidneys and they were found to be all right. Dr. Rixey said: "Senator Hanna's condition is not alarming, and I hope he will be out in a week or ten days." The illness of the senator is due to physical and nervous exhaustion caus ed by an attack of grip and overwork. AFTER LONG WRANGLE Maryland Democrats Settle Senatorial Contest. Annapolis, Md., Feb. 4. Eighty-nine of the ninety Democratic members of the Maryland general assembly met in caucus last night and after parley ing for more than three nours, selected Isidor Rayr.or for the United States senatorship to succeed Senator Louis E. McComas, the present incumbent. At noon today Mr. Raynor, a well known Baltimore lawyer, who achieved an international reputation as the lead ing counsel for Admiral Schley during the naval court inquiry, was elected by the members of the general assem bly in joint session to the United States senate. A Pathetic Tragedy. Philadelphia, Feb. 4. William An derson, a young married man of this city, committed suicide under pathetic circumstances. He was informed by a physician that his wife, who had giren birth to a daughter, was dying. II ' immediately picked up a revolver and saying: "If she goes, I'm going too." shot himself through the head. His wife died a few minutes after the shooting and he passed away later. Besides the baby they leave a four-year-old daughter. Train's Fearful Plunge. Halifax. N. V., Feb. 4. One dead, three fatally and twenty-five seriously injured Is the casualty list in the wreck of the Intercolonial express train, the five cars of which left the rails at Hunters Crossing, forty miles west of this city, and plunged down a thirty-foot embankment into the Shubenacadie river. Every one of the thirty passengers suffered more or less serious injuries as did the ten mem bers of the train crew. Punishment for Cruelty. Auburn, Maine, Feb. 4. Rev. F. W. Sandford, head of the Holy Ghost and Us society, the headquarters of which are at Shiloh, was found guilty of cruelty to his six-year-old son in the supreme court. The state charged that Sandford in fulfillment of his re ligious teachings compelled his son to fast for seventy-two hours. Sand ford is also under. indictment for man slaughter, the charge growing out of the alleged ill-treatment of children in his congregation. Naval Changes. Washington, Feb. 4.Capfain Geo. F. Wilde, now captain of the Boston navy yard, has been selected to suc ceed Armiral Sigsbee as commandant of the League Island navy yard, Sigs bee being transferred to the command of the South Atlantic station. Deadly Gas Explosion. Erie, Pa., Feb. 4. George L. Sterrett was fatally burned, his wife, Nancy, burned, cut and bruised by falling tim bers, and his three children badly in jured by falling timbers, in a gas ex plosion which wrecked their home. TERSE TELEGRAMS In a f reitrht wreck near Houston, Tex., three men -were killed. A train load of Missouri mules will be shipped to Russia to be used in the Russian army. A 'Frisco weat bound passeng-er train was de railed near Quincy, Miss., injuring peveral per sons, one fat all jr. Miss Rosa McHugh. aed 10", is dead, at New London, Wis. She wan born in Ireland and lived in three centuries. The inability of French manufacturers to ob tain raw cotton ha.- made it impossible for them to operate tbeir factories steadily. Rear Admiral 8isrbee has been transferred from the league I- and nary yard to the com mand of the South Atlantic station. The 19th annual conrention of the Merchant Tailors National exchange of the United States and Canada U in sesiioa at Atlantic City. The residence of X D. MayOeld. Justin, Tex., was burntsi and two of hi little prirls vrere burned to death. The mother is not expected to lire. The reipn of the military in Teller county, Co!o., where members of the We-tern Federa tion of Miners have been on strike for some months, is at an end. The German war department hns bejoin a wrjes of winter maneuvers in the Ilartz moun tains to tst automobiles and motor bicycles over the icy mountain road?. George A. K e, late cashier of the Produce Exchange bank, at Cleveland, who confessed to embezzling JI3T.Q0Q of the bank's funds, was entenced t aervs tea years iu the pe niton tUrjr. . 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