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RADICAL ACTION AT VICTOR
TO STOP ORE STEALING Cripple Creek, Sept 23.—The long expected order requiring the employes of the Independence mine to strip to the skin before leaving the shuft house, was promulgated by the Stratton’s In dependence, Limited, Mining Company to-day. When the miners came out of the ground at 2 o'clock this afternoon .'Uid stepped from the cage they were < on fronted by the following sign, post ed in the shaft house within ten feet of the shaft: "This mine is shut down at expira tion of 7 o’clock shift. We shall lie ready to reopen the mine at 7 o’clock to-morrow morning, 24tli inst. Appli cations for jobs under the new rules may be made to the superintendent at once.” The rules referred to are as follows: “Rule I—All underground men, shuft top men, cagers, ore sorters ami tram mers from ore houses must change ALL their clothes when going on or coming off shift, and pass from one room in our change house to the other undressed and under observation of the watclimau. "Rule 2—All men affected by rule 1 shall, when going on shift, cuter the change room at isist door, and after changing clothes, pass out west door. When coming off shift, enter at west door and pass out at east uoor. ’’Rule 3—Smoking and the use of in •xlcants positively prohibited while on in." Below this is a card stating that a similar rule will at once be adopted at the Cold Coin, Portland, Klktoti Mary McKinney, List Dollar and Vin dicator mines. While the men were congregated about these manifestoes, Superintend ent 11. A. Shipman of the mine ad dressed those in t In* shaft house und ore house ami explained that the nu merous thefts of ore hud determined the courts? of the Independence com pany and other companies represented in tin* notice. The men went uwny CHRISTAIN ENDEA VOR CUNVENTION PROGRAM Denver, Sept. 24.—The program for the Colorado Christian Endeavor con vention, which will meet in Denver, Thursday, txtober 4tl«. will he as fol lows: The convention will l>e held in the Central Presbyterian church aud the convention theme will be “Serving Cod." Thursday. 7:2<» p. m.---Opening exer cises and mush: by the chorus: wol-, • inning addresses aud response by j Kev. VV. T. I'atchell of Pueblo, tin* state president's uiluress and the con veudon sermon by President 11. E. Cutes of lowa college. Friday, 8 a. ui.—Quiet hour; praise service; re|x»rtH of state union otneers; open parliament; address by Dr. 11. H. Vosburgh of Denver; evangelistic services at shoi»s at noon. Friday, 2 p. in.—Committee confer ences; conference of .luuior workers: denominational rallies. cises; address, Kev. .1. D. Kuukiu oi Denver; address by Kev. W. 11. W. Boyle of Colorado Springs; chorus. Saturday. S p. m.—Quiet hour ser vice; uevotionai exercises; conferences on "Serving Coil;” address, "Anti-Sn loon," by Kev. .1. B. Kay of Chicago; address, “Importance of Higher Edu cation," by i'.resident Slocum of Colo rado College; quiet hour; evangelistic services at shops at noou hour. Saturday, 2 p. m.—Junior rally; 2 p. m., outiug under direction of 11)00 com mittee. Saturday, 7:20 p. m.—Song service; presentation of state banners; address. “China and tin* Chinese Problem," liarlau I', itcacli of New York: eborus; address, Ccncral Secretary John Wil lis Baer. Sunday, 0 a. in.—Quiet hour service, led by John Willis Baer; 11 a. m., reg ular church services. Sunday, 2 p. m.—Missionary session; addresses by Harlan P. Beach, Dr. A. L. Bennett. Kev. J. D. Smiley; men’s meeting at Y. M. C. A., led by John Willis Buer. Sunday, 0:20 p. in.—Regular Chris tian Endeavor meetings; song ser vice; convention sermon by Kev. Kob ert K. Coyle, D. D.; consecration and farewell service, led by John Willis Baer. AMERICA'S POSITION ON CHINESE QUESTION Washington. Sept. 'Si. The State department last night made public the *xt of the notes addressed by it to the governments of Germany, Russia and China in answer to inquiries from them as to the attitude of the United States toward various phases of the Chinese situation. The forecasts ol these notes made in the press appear to have been accurate, for. although nowhere in the text is reference made to the wlthurawal of United States troops from China, the otliciul state ment issued by the Navy Department in advance of the publication of tin notes bears out the prediction that tin government finally lias decided upon such a material reduction of its mili tary force as will amount to a with drawal of the army as an offensive in struuicut. This statement from tin Navy Department, moreover, is full ol significance of a purpose on the par. of the government to see to it that it there Is any subsequent attempt at ter ritorial aggression on tin* part of anj of the powers who already have de clared themselves as willing to abldi by the expressed determination of the quietly and during the afternoon ten of them ended for their time and wen paid off. The management expects throe fourths of its employes to show up foi work to-morrow morning. In explaining the conditions that have led up to the order l'or exchaugt Secretary (stunt of the company sni« that stealing had been going on f< three years, that is, before Mr. Stra ton sold the mine to the English synd. cate. “Stratton employed a detectlv» at a high salary to prevent it, without much success, but lately the ore steal ing has been increasing at a great rate, now averaging from $5,000 to $15,000 Iter month, and some of the men have become so hold that they boast of it on the outside. One of the assayers in Victor manufacturers belts by whole sale which he sells to other assayers. and they give them to the miners to till with ore. These bolts will hold ten ]H»uuds of ore. The rock is worth from $1 to s.'#> |s*r pound.” Mr. Grant exhibited one of these belts, uu ingenious contrivance, eight Inches wide, with doth pockets all around the outside and a tlannel lining to go next to the skin. Many of these belts, he said, are known to be worn in the mine. Mr. Grant told of a watchman who had been detected while letting men into the ore house at night for the pur l>ose of robbery, ami added that ar rangements had been made to prevent a rejietltioii of losses in that manner, lie explained the allusion to men Job bing one another, saying it hail be come a common practice for the guilt.' to accuse innocent men and proem • their discharge. The management of the mine has consult is I the otticers of the Victor aim Altman Miner's unions and have as surances that the unions will not in terfere in the matter. Some of the unions declare that tin > will not submit to the order. • United States to refrain from seizin-, i upon OhiueM? territory, then tlie Uniti-u States Is to lose no right or privilege which It now enjoys by such action. The notes themselves are brief, cousin erlng the Importance of the topic treated. The Itussian ami Chinese an swers, being in the torm of diploinalu memoranda, are short to a degree rare ly seen in diplomatic exchanges, lin. In both eases, being completely respon sive and favorable to the imimrer. the\ will cHcnjie criticism on that seor-. The reply to CSermauy is as follows: i Sir—ln response to your inepdry oi the loth instant as to tile attitude ot the government of the United States in regard to the exemplary punishment of the notable leaders in the crimes committed in Pekin against interna tional law, I have the honor to make the following statement: The government of the United States has from the outset proclaimed its pur pose to hold to the uttermost account ability the responsible authors of any wrongs clone in China to citizens of the United States and their interests, as was stated in the government’s com munication to the powers of July .'1 lust. Th«*sc wrongs have been com mitted not alone in Pekin, but in many parts of the empire, and their punish ment is Itelievod to Is* an essential ele ment of any effective settlement which shall prevent a recurrence of Mich mu rages ami bring ulk>ul |»eniiaiieiit safe ty and pence In China. It is thought, however, that no punltivd measures ••an Ik* so effective byway of repara tion for wrongs suffert*! and as de terrent examples for the future as the degradation and punishment of the re s|NiL'sible authors by the supreme Im perial authority itself, and it seems only just to Chinn that she should la: afforded in ihe tirst instance an oppor tunity to do this and thus rehabilitate herself la-fore the world. Believing thusly, and without abating in any wise its delilierate purpose to exact the fullest accountability from the re sponsible authors of the wrongs we have suffered in China, the government of the United States Is not disposed, as a preliminary <*oudition to entering into diplomatic negotiations with the Chinese government, to Join In a de mand that said government surrender to tho powers such jiersonages, accord ing to the determination of the powers themselves, may la? held to the llrst and real iierpetmtors of those wrongs. On the other hand, this government is disposed to hold that tlie punishment of the high responsible authors of these wrongs, not only in Pekin, but through out China, Is essentially a condition to be embraced and provided for in the negotiations for a final settlement. It is the purl vise °f this government, at the earliest practicable moment, to name Its plenipotentiaries for negotiat lug u settlement with China, ami in the lucuuiiine to authorize its minister in Pekin to enter forthwith its confer- ; encc with the duly authorized re presentatives of the Chinese govern- i incut, with a view to bringing about a | preliminary agreement whereby the I full exercise of the imperial power for j the preservation of order and the pro- ! tectlon of foreign life and property ; throughout China, ponding tiiial ne gotiations witli the powers, shall he j assured. Hohvv ItitiiiH Now Flooding Tnu. Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 23.—'Trln- Ity river at this point has risen twenty feet since last night, on account of a twelve hours’ rain, inundating the rivet bottom in a portion of the city. Ilun dreds of families have been driven out, and three persons an* reported drowned. The water is spreading over half a mile of country. NEVADA BANK BOLDLY ROBBED Wiunomueca, Nev., Sept. 20.—Tin* First National Hank was robbed at noon to-day by three desperate men. who entered the front door and with revolver* made all present throw up their hands. There were live people in the bunk at the time. Cashier Nix on, Assistant Cashier Mcßride, Book keei>er Hill, Stenographer Calhoun and a horse buyer named Johnson. The robbers threatened with instant death the first man who made a show of re sistance. One robber at point of pistol made Cashier Nixon open the safe ami take from It three sacks of gold colt*. They threw this lu an ore sack, to gether with ail the gold coin in the of fice drawer. The roblwrs then marched the five men out through a back door to an alley, where they had their horses waiting. The men were kepi covered with guns until the desper adoes mounted tlielr horses and es caped. The whole afTair was over in five minutes and was a most daring piece of work. An alarm was quickly glven and several shots wen* tired at the de«i>erudoes as they sp**d from town, but without effect. The role bera returned the shots, but no one was hit. Officers and armed citizens have started In pursuit. A posse has also start<*d from Oolconda to head them off. and It Is thought they cun not escaja*. The amount secured by the robln-rs was about $15,000. A SENATOR APPOINTED FOR UTAH Salt Lake, Sept. 20.—While Governor Wells and Secretary of State Ham mond wen* in Idaho to-night to meet Roosevelt and escort him to tills city Judge O. W. Powers of Salt Dike, a Democrat, was appointed United States senator. The appoiiitinent was made by Aquila Nebeker, president of the Sen ate, who Is acting governor, according Ing to the constitution. It was signed a little while before uddnigbt.at which time the train 1 waring Hovemor Wells was expected to cross the line into Utah. The last legislature was Democrat h. although the state otllcers ure itopulili cans. There was a bitter light for the senatorship between A. W. McOuue ot Salt Lake and Congressman W. H. King. An adjournment was taken without breaking the deadlock. The seat has remained vacant. To-night the Democrats discovered that they had the acting governor. The suggestion was started in a Jok* in the Democratic state he&dquartcn that a United States senator be ap pointed on tlie same basis as was don. in Montana. Tlie Joke finally became serious. Mr. Nebeker consulted a lawyer, and was told that be had power to make the appointment, lie uceordlugly did so. The state seal was locked up and could not Is* obtained, but Mr. Neh eker's legal advisers maintain that it Is valid, nevertheless. Judge Powers is a Salt Lake puli ildan and he declares that he will make a tight to retain his scat. Iluujng** NoinlimUMl for ConcrtM. Greeley, Colo., Sept. 20. Hon. Rob ert W. Bonynge of Denver was to-day unanimously nominated to represent the First Colorado district in Congress. The convention was a large one, over 800 delegates being present, and the enthusiasm was unbounded. Delegates were present from Arapahoe, Lake, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Park. Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld and Yuma. Operators Will Klglit to u Finish. Philadelphia, Sept. 20.- Calvin Par dee, owner of the and Har wood collieries in the Hazleton district, in an interview to-day. said: “Under no consideration will the op erators yield to the United Mine Work ers. It will be a tight to a finish. and the operators will win. So far as I am personally concerned, I have ordered the mules to be taken out of the Har wood mine and put to p.'isture. I am preparing for a long strike. “So much has been published about the small wages paid to mine workers that I desire to make a statement showing the average earnings of all employ«s< at the Harwood and Latti mer collieries. At Harwood, from which 25,000 tons of coal were shipped tn August, the net earnings of the 740 employes for that month .-unounted to $29,404.53. or an average of $40.06 per capita. At the Lattlmer colliery 34,000 tons of coal were shipped in August. We have there 822 employes. Their net earnings were $31,509.21, or an average of $38.33 per capita. The min ers are bettor paid than the average I working man." WAR BEGUN IN THE BIG COAL STRIKE Shenandoah, Pa., Sept. 22.—A aher iff’fl posse tired on a* crowd of riotous men near here this afternoon, killing two men and wounding seven others. Sheriff Toole and Deputies O'Donnell and Brcnuemun were called to Shenan doah to-day to suppress the mobs that threatened mine workers and colliery property. Bui>erlntcndent Adaiu Boyd, Inside Foreman Foley and Breaker Bosses James and William Mitchell of Indian Itidge colliery, at 3:80 o’clock this nfl ernoon, were returning home from work when they were met at the Le high Valley station by a mob with sticks and stones. The mine officials drew revolvers and fired. The mob became furious after one of its number was shot, and attempted to dose in on the officials, who ran up Lloyd street to O’Hnra's stable, where they were imprisoned for two hours. The mob threatened to burn the stable, but Sheriff Toole, with twenty depu ties, arrived and dispersed them and the mine ollicials returned to their homes. The sheriff then took the posse to Indian Itidge colliery and escorted some workmen up Center street. As they again neared the Lehigh Valley station the mob hurled stones at the deputies, and a shot was also tired from a saloon. The deputies then opened lire. They liasteinsl toward May street, In the meantime tiring over r*UO shots, and the mob hurling missiles of all kinds. One man and a little girl were found lying dead after the shooting. The crowd was finally dispersed, and the sheriff and deputies retired to the Fer guson house. During the riot windows wore bro ken, buildings were wrecked ami a number of persons were injured. Tin* foreigners held u minding t«>- nlglit and more trouble is feared un less the militia arrives before the morning. The sheriff lias siskisl the Philadelphia and Beading company to abandon the Idea of working the col- GOVERNOR ROOSEVELT AT SALT LAKE Salt Lake, Sept. 22.—Governor Roose velt H|K)kf here* yesterday to a great crowd of people. Numerous former members of (lie Second volunteer cavalry, the Rough Hitler regiment raised In Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho. I'tail and Nevada, were at Ogden to meet Governor Roosevelt. One of the number Is now fireman of the engine which pulled the governor's train, and while the train wan getting ready to start for Snlt I>ake lie got down from his engine and chatted for a few moments with the governor alwuit Cuban war exi»erl euces. After the magnificent ituradc anil demonstration here in Roosevelt's hon or, one feature of which was the es cort to the governor, consisting of sev eral hundred mounted cowlsjys and former nieiulters of the Second cavalry, a brief reception was held in front of the Alta Club building. fluring its progress one of the cowboys slipped out of Ids saddle and said: "Governor, want a ride?” "That's Just wluit I do want,” was the quick reply and in an Instant the governor was in the saddle and in a four-mile gallop kept in the lead of the entire hunch of horsemen. Under present arrangements Gover nor Roosevelt will speak tO-mOITOW at Evanston, Green River and Rock Springs. Sunday lie will rest on Hon. William Italy’s ranch, near Rawlins. Monday he will speak at Rawlins. Medicine Row, Laramie and Cheyenne, j and Tuesday he will commence his Colorado itinerary. Wilton TitkcN Clilm**** City. Pekin, Sept. 17. via Taku, Sept. 21. General James 11. Wilson, the Ameri can commander, took Pel Tal Ohu this morning. No details of the affair have been learned, but the Brltlah officials have received a dispatch announcing tlinf "the temples were taken according to arrangement.” It is said General Wilson will move on San Hal Tien and destroy the Chinese arsenal at that place. The Germans moved westward to day and It is doubtful If they co-oper ated in the taking of Pel Tat Clm. Japanese scouts report that the sur rounding country is free of the enemy. No word has been received from the Sixth United States infantry, which Is operating In the northeast. It will he remembered that General Wilson, with 800 Americans, 000 British and six guns, marched westward September 10th, and the Germans were to move the following day to co-operate In tak ing Pel Tal Clm. where the enemy was supposed to Is* in large force. LI Hung Chung has reached Tien Tain. Am Co mini; Homo. Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 10. — I The officials of the militia department were aston ished to-day at the receipt of a cable gram from South Africa announcing that fVOO meml»ers of the first Canadian contingent of Infantry were about to leave for home Immediately. When British volunteers were enlisted for tin* duration of the war the Canadians were asked to serve for one year, ami their year is up on October 20th. It was expected that the Canadians would desire to Ik* placed on the same footing as the Englishmen, but, on be ing asked to make their choice, 500 of them signified their desire to come home. Horten hero to-morrow, and the <ou jiany consented to do ho. To-night It Is ruining and the mot.' lias scattered. Up to u late hour th* Hungarian that, wus killed wan par mltted to lie in the gutter where h* dropped. Foreigners of this class aay t. dead man is of no use, tuid they refus# to care for the remains. The Shenandoah council held a meet ing and jta ms<h 1 resolutlonH calling upoi the governor to semi militia. They also decided to enforce martial law. Special officers were sent out to order saloon keepers to close their pluces and to keep them closed until peace is re stored. It was also decided to prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition. The council also swore in the members of the tire companies and other citi zens to aid in restoring order. Harrisburg. Sept. 22—Three reg i incuts of infantry, a battery and a troop of cavalry were ordered out at midnight by Governor Stone to asatsi Sheriff Toole in maintaining order In The Kehuykill region. This notion win uiken after a conference lK*lw«*eu tbr governor, Adjutant Gcnorul Stewart and General Gohlii, on tin* urgent s.. Ucltatiou of the sheriff, the ixirougL council of Shenandoah and main prominent residents of that locality. General Goblu bus been placed it command of the provisional brigade and started from tiere to-night with his staff on a special train for Siienan iloah. He will establish headquarter* there, and expects to be on the ground with 2,500 troops by 5 o’clock Saturday morning. Mlnrn l.ruv« Strike Kttglou. Wilkosbarre. Sept. 22. ITie exodu* of miners from ibis sect ion continues it is estimated that 700 men left tin Wyoming valley yesterday for the West ami the bituminous regions. Tw, hundred more left, this morning. Tin Hnglish-peaking miners are giSng West, while thu Slavs. Italians and I’olanders are going back to tbeli , homes in Europe. r«rt«> Klrinm Wit lit lo Vote. Washington, Sept. 22. AdmioiHtia lion officials will watch witli much in tercet the case of Dr. l-'raiicisco del Valle ami hit* non, native Porto Rican*, who have applied for registration a‘ votors in the Fourteenth ward of th» city of Baltimore. !>r. I»el Valle claim* the right to register oil tlie ground tliai lie is a citizen of the ('lilted State?- I The question of Ids elti/.eiiship Is now I liefore the Board of Klectlon Super visors of Baltimore, ami la a muttci that must he dealt with l>y the Mary land authorities. It Is posailile, how ever, that it may reach the federal courts, for If a decision adverse to Dr Del Valle should he made In Maryland he could appeal to the federal court* on the constitutional question Involved Tending a Judicial decision as to th* status of tiic inhabitants of Torto Kid officials of tiie government decline t l recognize them as citizens of the Unit ed States. C'»rnc(jli< to flutld Railway. Tittshurg, Pa.. Sept. 22.—President Charles M. Schwab of the Carnegie Company laid the plans of Andrew i Carnegie before the Isiard of directors ; at. a meeting yesterday. Mr. Carnegie has decided to build a railroad from his ! plants to tidewater, lie will finance the project. Mr. Carnegie will not put up with the extortion of the railroad* to the coast any longer, so It Is said, and he intends to show the world the greatest tonnage In history diverted to his new railroad. Prices are coming down and a big I Ikkuii in railway building may be ex | lH*ctcd. Balls are now quoted at to $lO per ton. It Is said the new price may Is* < , ut to S2O and $25, according to tonnage. Third I’urty Withdraw*. Boston, Sept. 22.—The National par ty, composed of men who feel that they cannot conscientiously vote for either McKinley or Br.vau. held a con ference to-day and abandoned the idea of keeping a political ticket in tb< Held. A. M. Howe, nominated for vice pres Ident in New York September 6th, is expected to follow Senator Cnffery of Louisiana, tin* presidential nominee. In formally withdrawing. 'Phis action Is virtually made necessary by Senator Caffery’s declaration and the failure to lind any one willing to stand in his stead and by the Impracticability of jierfeeting an organization throughout the country at this late date. To Employ Female Nurmn. Des Moines. lowa, Sept. 22.— Tbs State Board of Control announced to day that if is considering the advisabil ity of replacing all male nurses in th* state institutions with female nurses. There are 200 or more of these nurses. When the board took charge of the In stitutions two years ago it at once In creased the pay of women to an equal ity with the pay of men. Its experience lends It to believe that the women are twice as useful ns nurses. The change will probably lie made by the first of the year. Fixing I'rlcn of Steel Khll*. New York, Sept. 22.—Representatives of manufacturers of steel rails who have been In conference lately for the purpose of exchanging views concern Ing the price at which rails should be sold on the basis of the present cost, have decided that S2H per ton at Chi cago and eastern mills should be rea sonable and proper.