CONTROL OF TRUSTS
ROOSEVELT ON THE SITUATION
Tendency of the Age Is Toward Large
Combinations —As Impossible to
Destroy Them as It Would Be to
Dam the Mississippi—New Consti
tutional Amendment May Be Neces
sary for Their Control.
Wheeling. W. Va.. Sept. 7. President
Roosevelt and party arrived over the
Baltimore & Ohio at S:.‘IO yesterday
morning from Washington, lie was
greeted by a vast crowd at the depot
and smiled his appreciation, despite
ids badly discolored face. Ills right
cheek was rather bipily swollen and
contused, and his left eye showed
signs of discoloration.
The entire party entered vehicles
and were driven to the McClure house,
headed by a military band. The Pres
ident addressed an enormous crowd
from the balcony of the lintel, lie
spoke long beyond his scheduled time
which necessitated the curtailment of
tlie regular program. The President
said in part:
“In every governmental process the
aim that a people capable of self-gov
ernment should steadfastly keep in
mind is to proceed by evolution rather
than by revolution.
“No one can dam tin* Mississippi. If
the nation started to dam it its time
/ would be wasted. It would not hurt
the Mississippi; it would only damage
the population along tin* banks. You
cannot dam the current; but you can
Imild levees and keep tin* current
within bounds and shape its direction.
Now. I think that is exactly what we
can do w'ith tin* great corporations,
known as trusts. We cannot dam
them, we cannot reverse tin* industrial
tendencies of the age. If you succeed
in doing It, then the cities like Wheel
ing will have to go out of business,
remember that. You cannot put a
stop to or reverse the industrial ten
dencies of the age.
“You can control and regulate them
so that they will do no harm. Another
thing, you do not build these levees
in a day or a month. The man who
tells you that he lias a patent device
for which, in sixty days, he would
solve the whole questions of Hoods
along the great rivers would be a wise
man, but he would lie a perfect mir
acle of wisdom compared to the man
who tells you that by another patent
remedy he can bring the niillenium in
our industrial ami social affairs.
"We can do something. I believe tfe
can do a good deal, but our accom
plishing what I expect to see accom
plished is conditioned upon our setting
to work in a spirit as far removed as
possible from hysteria. A spirit of
sober, steadfast, kindly il want to em
phasise the word kindly), determina
tion-not to submit to wrong ourselves
and not to wrong others. Not to in
terfere with the great business devel
opment of the country, but at the same
tune so to shape our and
administration as to regulate, if wc
— cannot remedy, the vicious features
)connected with that industrial devel
"Now. I have said that there can
be no patent remedy offered. There
is not any one thing which can be
done to remedy all the existing evils.
There are a good many tilings which,
if we do them. will. I believe, make
a very appreciable betterment of our
"Now, the big corporations, al
though nominally the creatures of one
stat**, usually do business in other
states, and in a large number of cases
the wide variety of state laws on tlie
subject of corporations lias brought
about the fact that the corporation is
made in one state, hut does almost all
its work in entirely different states. It
lias proved utterly’ Impossible to get
anything like uniformity of registra
tion among the states. Some states
have passed laws about corporations
which, if they bad not been ineffective
would have totally prevented any im
portant corporate work being done
within their limits. Other states have
such lax laws that there is no effect
ive effort made to control any of the
abuses. As a result we have a system
of divided control—where the nation
lias something to say. hut it is a little
difficult to know exactly how much,
anti where the different states have
each something to say. but where there
is no supreme power that cat speak
"It is of course a mere truism to
say that every corporation, the small
est as well as the largest, is tin* creat
ure of the state. Where the corpora
tion is small there Is little ?>". ,! of «*-
O-fcising much supervision over it.
"But the stupendous corporations of
the present day certainly should be
under governmental supervision and
"The first effort to make Is to give
somebody tlie power to exercise that
supervision, that regulation. We have
already laws on tlie statute books.
Those laws will be enforced ami are
being enforced with all the power of
the national government and wholly
without regard to persons.
"Itut the power is very limited. Now,
I want you to take my words at their
exact value. I think—I cannot say I
am sure, because it has often happened
in the past that Congress has passed
laws with a given purpose in view and
when that law has been judicially In
terpreted it has proved that the pur
pose was not achieved—but I think
that by legislation additional power in
the way of regulation of at least a
number of those great corporations
can be conferred.
“But, gentlemen, I firmly believe
that in the end power must be given,
probably through a constitutional
amendment, to the national govern
ment to exercise in full supervision
and regulation of those great enter
New Legalized Slavery.
Shclbyville, Ivy., Sept. 7.—Fisher Mil
ton. a negro convicted of vagrancy, was
sold into servitude for twelve months
yesterday at public auction to a negro
farmer, David Murpliy. Murphy bid
$20 for the prisoner and stated that lie
dvas not governor by sentiment in mat
>ig the purchase, but that lie thought
lie was getting the worth of Ills money
and he intended to force Milton to work
There were nearly 40.000 men In line
In the New York City Labor Day pro
The Chicago public schools opened on
September 2nd with an aggregate of
Arrangements are being made to
either lllter or boil all the water used
in the public school buildings of Chi
On Tuesday, September 2nd, Senator
Plat of New York predicted that the
anthracite coal strike would be settled
In two weeks.
In London August 30th. It. V -nd A.
E. Ilsey beat the luO-mile unpaced toii
deni rood record for bicycles, covering
the distance In 4:30:20.
At Chicago, August 80th. A. A. Han
sen completed a ride of U34 : )i miles in
twenty-four hours on a motor bicycle,
making a world's record.
Should the Pope life Ull 1003 he will
celebrate bis diamond jubilee as a
bishop, his golden Jubilee as a cardi
nal and Ids tdlvcr jubilee as a pope.
W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr., lias aban
doned automobillng, in which he holds
the world’s mile record, because of tlie
death of his brother-in-law, Charles L.
A dispatch to the Central News of
London from Copenhagen says It Is re
jKirted that the Czarina lias had a mis
carriage hut that her condition is not
Registration for the new school year
in Greater New York began September
3d. The total registration, new and
old, of the live boroughs Is expected to
A new comet of telescopic size was
discovered by Professor Perrlne of the
Lick observatory on the morning of
September Ist. It was In the constel
Thirteen men were shot and wounded
more or less seriously by Jerry Hunt
er, a seventy-year old i.-gro whom they
were trying to arrest. In New Ye.k on
The new const defense, monitor Wyo
ming had her llrsr trial trip at San
ITaiiciwco. August 30th. She developed
a speed of 0.7 knots, although designed
only for 7.i» knots.
In a bicycle race on the Vclodrom
track at I lartford,Connecticut, Septem
ber 2nd, Henry Caldwell rode live miles
in seven minutes and twenty-seven sec
onds, which is the world’s record for
At Pen pack, New Jersey. August
28th, more than 2,000 people bearing
the name of Smith sat down to dinner
on the first day of the annual reunion
of Smiths. These reunions have been
held since 1870.
Carlisle M. Graham swain from the
whirlpool below Niagara falls through
the lower rapids to Lewiston on the
afternoon of August 31st. He had
some narrow escapes, but came
through safe and sound.
Both branches of the Cuban congress
have pasesd resolutions cal lug for the
release of all convicts now coniine? on
the Island of Cuba wlio fought In the
\ Cuban army, says a Havana dispatch
to the New York Tribune.
An irade ns recently agreed upon by
the Sultan of Turkey lias been Issued,
repealing the exceptional measures
adopted against the Armenians, if the
Armenian patriarch would guarantee
that no outbreak would follow,
j It is thought by some of the San
1 Francisco people who arc interested in
| the Marcus island deal that the Japan
i cse cruiser which went to intercept
Captain BoseldU's expedition from
| Honolulu, went to llie wrong island.
I Forty per cent, of the entire crop of
1 cotton, or 4.13d,(M5) bales, is retained
for American consumption tills year,
and of this total northern mills will
take 2,290.000 hales, while 1,8(15,000
• hales will be taken by southern mills.
The National Orange home at Hat
! boro, twenty miles north of Philadel
phia. lias just been dedicated by
1 Orangemen. The new home Is unde
nominational and will Ih- open to all
' orphan children of Protestant parent
I The revolutionary movement in favor
of Mohammed, brother of the Sultan of
Morocco, Motilal Abdel Aziz, Is spread
ing among the Berber tribes. Berbers
recently attacked the town of Mekine,
hut the governor managed to pacify
Claus Sprecklcs. president of the
Federal Sugar Bcllniug Company, and
| his counsel recently arrived at Montre
al to organize a Canadian sugar refin
ing company with a capital of $(5,000,-
ink). Papers for the incorporation were
. signed and forwarded to Ottawa.
I News recently arrived at Vancouver,
' British Columbia, from Skagway, that
the government winter road from
White Horse to Dawson would he
completed about October Ist. The
course taken shorten* tlie distance from
White Horse to Dawson by some sixty
allies as compared with the distance
traversed on the ice trails down the
Expectation of an early challenge
from Great Britain for another inter
national yacht race for the America’s
sup has stirred up speculation in New
York yachting circles. Much secrecy
surrounds the plans for the English
challenger, and tlie intentions of the
New York Yacht Club arc Hlirouded in
mystery. There is much talk of a syu-
I < irate to build a new defender.
I English sociologists are disturbed by
the vital statistics just issued, showing
a marked decline in the English birth
rate. London shows a decrease since
1881 from 27.4 to 20.0 per 100 married
women, under the age of forty-live.
The decline is most noticeable in the
fashionable quarters of tlie capital,
wfcile the slum areas, such as Step
ney, Sliadwell and Bethnal Green, are
almost stationary. Outside of London
tlie decline amounts to 2.1.8 against
30.3 in 1881.
When tlie Yerkes transportation
lines now being constructed in London
by American capitalists are finished,
they will run from the mouth of the
Thames to Richmond, a distance of
sixty miles. When finished there will
be sixty-eight miles of double track to
connect with other lines forty miles in
length, ull electrically equipped, ami
the majority of the distance being run
through subways practically the same
as the one now under construction in
TRADES UNION CONGRESS.
English Workmen Vote Down Resolu
tion for Compulsory Arbitration.
London, Sept. 0.—At Thursday’s ses
slcm of the Trades Uui(»n t'ongress
there was a very heated discussion of
the' compulsory arbitration resolution
introduced by the Dock, Wharf uud
The resolution was as follows:
“In view of the colossal growth of
trusts and combines of speculative
capitalists and consequent contrac
tion of capital and monopoly of indus
try, this congress foresees the grave
danger to the nation and the tollers of
dislocation of trade, stoppage of work
and distress of wage earners. To
avert such a calamity, this congress
calls upon the Legislature to pass an
act creating a supreme court of arbi
tration, the court to la* presided over
by a lord justice and to be consti
tuted by an equal number of work
men’s and employers' representatives,
j who shall take evidence in the parties
1 aggrieved or their representatives,
j Ix-gal experts to be in all cases de
barred from acting as representatives.
The power of the court to he compul
sory. Conciliation courts for the va
rious indust ml centers to be formed to
act in conjunction with the supreme
court, and to be termed district courts.
In all cases workmen’s representatives
to be selected by trades unions as
commissioners or members of the su
preme court. For the effective deal
ing with dispute, commissioners to be
constituted for the great staple trades,
viz: mining, textile, transport, engi
neering and agriculture, with a crown
judge over each. The courts falling to
settle disputes, cases are to be sub
mitted to the supreme court. Only
unions registered under the trades
union act and firms covered by regis
tration under an act Identical with the
trades union act to be eligible for eon
• sideratlon of courts or supreme court
• of arbitration. We, therefore. Instruct
. the parliamentary committee to draft
| a bill for the purpose aforesaid.”
; Many of the delegates opposed the
| resolution on the ground that under
' such a system tin* trades unions would
! not only lose many of the advantages
! they had wrung from the employers,
j but would die of inanition, since the
need for their survival would no iong-
I or exist. The resolution, eventually,
j was rejected by 1)01,000 to JlOIt.OOO rep
Governor Stone May Call an Extra
Session to End the Strike.
I Harrisburg, Pa.. Sept. B.—Governor I
I Stone was waited upon by a commit- 1
j tee from tIk* state legislative board of
j railway employes of Pennsylvania yes
terday and reqiHHted to take Immedi
ate steps to bring about a settlement of
the strike In the anthracite regions,
and if neecHsary call an extra session
of the Legislature for the enactment
of a compulsory arbitration law. The i
committee presented a signed state- )
mont, setting forth that the strike is >
causing much distress among the an- i
tliracltc miners and their fainllh s. |
I hardship to millions of people, and
I proving disastrous to the business in
j tcrests of the state.
The committee stated that railroad
employes dejicnd upon the coal traf- ,
| tie for four-lifths of their living, and |
that they were not making as good
wages as before the strike. They said
I the bonrd was preintring a 1*111 wlileli
1 its members believed would end the I
strike and prevent strikes In the future |
if It should become a law.
; Governor Stone replied that If. by i
I calling a special session of the Legisla
ture. a law could be passed that would
1m* constitutional and would settle the
strike and prevent others, be would not
. hesitate to rail a special session.
! Governor Stone also said he regarded
the strike as of sufficient public inter
! est to justify an extra session of -the
i Legislature if it would solve the difli- J
1 culty; but be would not call a s|*ecial |
scHsion in the interest of speculation
or for political effect, if no satlsfac- j
tory law could l»c passed or good come ;
l out of It.
Woman Suffrage Opposed.
London, Sept. C.—The Trades Union
Congress, at its session yesterday, re
jected a resolution Introduced by the
General Union of Weavers to the ef
fect that "the time had now arrived
when in the economic interests of j
women the franchise should be ex- j
tended to them on the same plane j
as it is or may be to men.”
The congress‘adopted a motion fa- I
vorlng the payment of members of j
Parliament, in order to allow all sec
tions of tin* community to be ado- '
quately represented in the House of I
It was also voted that the pari la- I
mentnry committee be instructed to |
introduce a hill in the House of Com
mons to prevent any children under I
fifteen years of age being employed in j
any textile or non-textile factories.
Strong anti-trust resolutions were ,
adopted and the Boer war was de- i
nouuccd as an unscrupulous conspir
acy to grab territory and replace well
paid white laborers with uinTerpaid. I
partially enslaved blacks and Asiatics.
Continued hostility was reaffirmed
against all wars of foreign aggression.
Manila, Sept. 0.—Bios, a fanatic lead- ;
er of the natives in the province of \
Taya has, Luzon, attacked the town of j
La Gumanoc. September Ilrd, at the !
bead of thirty riflemen and 1T*0 men •
armed with holes. The band killed one
woman and wounded several other per
A detachment from the native con
stabulary arrived nut xpectedly at La
Gumaiioc while Bios’ men were still
there. They attacked and routed tht
bandits. killing several of Bios' follow
ers, and have rounded tip 700 men,
many of whom are suspected of com
plicity In the attack on La Gumanoc.
Tlie guilty ones among the 7«K) men
will be picked out and the remainder
set at liberty.
Cruiser for Marconi.
Borne. Sept. C.—King Victor Emman
uel lias ordered that the Italian ar
mored cruiser Carlo Alberto, on board
of which wireless experiments have '
been proceeding for some time, be :
•placed at tlie further disposal of Wil
liam Mareonia for experiments be- | :
tween Europe and America. ' '
WATERMELON DAY AGAIN.
Rocky Ford Once More Arrayed in All
Denver, Sept. 5.—A News special
from ltoeky Ford, Colorado, last night
lu a Maze of glory and to the music
of several hands the twenty-third an
nual tin Imi feast closed at Kooky Ford'
to-night Sixteen special and regular
Santa IV trains were required to bring
the crowds, estimated at 15,000.
The - 'iinmand was given ut 12 o'clock
noon to turn the crowd loose on the
melon*, and it did not take long to
make ii look us if a hostile enemy hud
Senator George \V. Swink, the most
conspicuous figure In all the former
melon feasts, concluded this year to
give the hoys a chance and he took a
seat in the grandstand, an incident
that has caused more comment than
anything that could have happened.
The senator said that it was the first
time since Melon Day was started that
he hud taken time to look back and see
how and what started it.
He lid that In IS7S or about that
time H ere were about twenty live peo
ple In the vicinity of ltoeky Ford and
not m-my more at La Junta. He grew
a pat- i of melons whose flavor was
comm- nted on by all the neighbors,
and having more than the family could
use he invited the neighbors to come in
and lidp to keep them from spoiling.
Some - ame from La Junta and a crowd
of tw- my live or thirty gathered to ac
cept his hospitality. A wagon load
was* handed in and the wagon bed in
verted and used as a table on which
the melons were earved, Mr. Swlnlc
using a piece of cutlery which he yet
has. At the time of the first melon
feast there was not an Irrigation ditch
In the valley and the first melons were
raised along the railroad track at
Rocky Ford. In IKKI the invitations
were again extended, the crowds in
creasing. Two coach loads came up
from l.a Junta and the affair assumed
the proportions of something more
than a neighborhood gathering. In 1885
a side feature of the display of fruit
was added, and In 1885 some farm
produ- lions were shown.
Senator Swink says that this is a cor
rect hi-lory of Melon Day and that up
to 188'1. the year before the new Rocky
Ford was platted, that lie had served
and carved every melon that had taken
part In the melon feasts, but that the
crowd increased so fast each year that
he was compelled to call on his neigh
bors for assistance. In 1887 the first
excursions were run.
J. ]’. Mall or the Santa Fe stated
that during the fifteen years that he
has conducted excursions to Melon
Day that there has not been a single
accident of any description and that he
has never conducted excursions that
were to satisfactory to all concerned.
The races to-day were the best ever
witnessed on tin* Rocky Ford track.
Two Thousand Persons Perish by
Castries, Island of St. Lucia, IV NV.
I.. S«»|*t. I. 8 p. in. -Thu royal mail
stcmner Y'aro arrived here tliiss even
ing from llit* island of .Martini«|u<*. Sin*
hriiiijs tin* icport that u violent vol
[ caiiic eruption occurred there last
' night and that about 2,(M«> persons are
' said to have perished. Larue numbers
1 of people are leaving tlie Island.
) 'J'he coast telephone service reports
that a violent eruption of the Soufrlere
I voli ino on the island of St. Vincent,
was observed at midnight.
! K ngston, Jamaica, Sept. *1. -The
("Jet'mail steamer CasMIIla, which ar
rivi here from St. Tiioinas, I). W. I.,
to-d.i.v, reports encountering a heavy
j fall f volcanic dust while 8(>«> miles at
sea. She also reports that trie const of
liny' i was completely obscured by a
ha/.' caused by dust.
L ids, Sept. -1.—The ministry for the
j colonies received a cubit* dispatch to-
I day from the governor of (iuadaloupe,
i 01. .Merlin, saying that Morne Capote
| wa> much damaged and that Unities
j sun muled Morne Pa masse, but stoie
ped at the St. Janies house. Basse
' Poll heights was biirifd.
’l l minister of tin* colonies. M. Don
nter-iie, in placing $100,000 at the dis-
IMi.'ii. of the governor of Martinique,
M. I»mnire, to relieve tlie distress in
Unit island, has Urged the governor not
to c< ugregnte refugees at Fort de
Fnaii e, but to distribute them in the
| south, where their necessities cun be
j most easily supplied.
lb agnizing the danger of a tidal
wn\ at Fort de France, tin? colonial
mini'ter lias instructed Governor La
| mail'- to adopt all the measures neees
; nary to enable tlie inhabitants to ini
| mediately evacuate the place in case of
I neci'sity and seek refuge on the
heights above tlie town, where food
depots should lie established. The
! mini-ter lias also recommended the es
tablishment of observatory posts
I whence the least signs of fresh out
breaks of Mont I'elee can immediately
I lie imported to the authorities.
Bicycle Trust Bankrupt.
Tp t‘ton, X. J., Sept. 5.—Judge Klrk
pntri'k, sitting at Newark, lias ai»-
poiut'd Col. Albert A. l‘ope, II. Lind
sey Coleman and John A. Miller re
ceive * for tin* American Bicycle Com
paiiy Colonel Pope and Mr. Coleman
an* otHcers of the company. The
com| my has defaulted In the pny
meiii of Interest on outstanding bonds
21111**1 ntlug to $225,000. The company'
Is said to also owe $150,(>'X> to Baring.
m & Co., $50,000 to the Federal
Manufacturing Company, and $58,IK»0
to S: fliers & bi sides other debts.
The •■oinpnny in addition owes $0,500,-
000 ;i- principal on outstanding bonds.
Gain at Denver Mint.
11 ver, Sept. 5.—For the past month
the -■ Id receipts at tin* Denver branch
mint footed up $1,518,812.08. compared
with *1,244,017.12 in July. 1001. Only
cm* -i lelter, the plant at Argo, is now
on tl' - list of depositors. The chem
ical plants have gained by the addi
tion of the Portland and Telluride
plan'- nt Colorado City. Mr. Frank M.
] )n\\ 11*t of Ixmguiont took control of
the i. at* Wedm**ulny, .relieving Mr. J.
j. II dges. who became assayer In
chat- February 1. 1808. The gain in
jr,,ld i.-ist mouth. $74.7(15.80, shows tiiat
tlie i lls, chemical plants.and placers
are d-dng better than in the summer
LA SOUFFRIERE ACTIVE.
Telephone Connections Cut Off And
People Being Removed.
Kingston, St. Vincent, Sept. -I.—An
appalling phenomenon win* wit u» used
hist night. It lasted from 1> n. in. l«» r>
o’clock in tin* morning. A dreadful
eruption of the Sonfriere volcnno en
veloped »Ills Whole Island In an electric
cloud and smoke.
At 11 o’clock this morning the ntinos
pliere wiih still unsettled, hut the
eruption was apparently sulsddlug.
The sun is obscured and oppressive
The sen is slightly agitated. Sand
has fallen ten mjlcs from the crnt< r.
No sand has fallen her**. The northern
centers are deserted.
otliclals have been sent from here by
l*ont to visit the northern ]nuishes.
and, if possible, to n port on the de
struetiou of property and loss of life.
The heat in Martinique Is said to la*
At - o’clock in the morning loud, rap
id explosions were mingled with a con
tinuous terrible roar. Cimmerian dark
ness, chung<d Into a constantly glim
mering firmameiit, illumined by forked
lightning, balls of lire ascended from
the crater and bursting into inetcor
llke showers. Such an awe-lnsplring
scene the wildest Mights of fancy could
not have imagined. This lasted until
.*1 in the mornlnjr.
The minor that a tidal wave was
expected caused increased agitation,
and hundreds of people tl<*d to tile hills.
Superheated clouds rose to an immense
height and rain clouds below sent
down 1 wo showers.
At (i a. m. silver clouds were Issu
ing from the crab r and throughout
the day they moved slowly north will'd.
The heat w.is abnormal and there were
renewed indications of a further out
break of -the volcano.
The people residing near the lire /.one
have been notified by the administra
tor of the island to leave (Jeorgctown.
Chateau Itcllnir, and the villages and
estates in the northern portion of the
island, wore evneiinbsl this afternoon.
There is no telephonic communication
with the alTccted district, the ofierntors
having left tin ir posts.
Last night there were unmistakable
signs of Mont IVlee t Martinique! !»•
Ing in eruption simultaueotily with
General Belief That the Island Will Be
I'olut-a-I'ltrle*. Kept. 7. II is ir.iieral
ly believed lli.it Hi. island of Mnrti
niquo Is doomc*d lo total destruction,
mill tin* fear Is ilmt when I In* e*n tost ro
phe conu s. Cuudnloupc will he visited
l»y an nll-elestruetlvc tidal wave. Itusi
nesw Is ulisolutcly at a standstill. Few
shops arc* <>|m ii, and If it were* not for
tin* efforts of a small iiiiiiilmt of more
valiant souls, hundreds would starve
to death lion* lirenilso of their fear of
a more terrlhle death.
' I tetalls that have 1m cii ree*eived dttr
i Inj; Hu* last two days prove that the
1 eruption ..n Mont I’, lie of August r.tith
was far more* violent than any of the
As the eruptions continue, the mouth
of Mont I’elec arrows In size*. It is now
of enormous proportions. Morin* l.a
erolx, oi:< of the peaks that reared
skyward from tin* south side of P< he.
lias fallen ho.llly into tin* crater and
has been completely swallowed. There
seems to In* a side pressure in the crat
er and the elitism widens per
ceptibly every day.
l’loads no more hang about the erest
of Mont I Vice. 'Hie t* rrllle heat seems
to drive everythiiiK away. The* e«d
iiinn of flame and smoke rears dired
ly into tin* heavens, so that its top Is
lost to sijiht. In the darkness of the
nlfrht it haw the nppearniiee of a stream
of molten iron, standing lixod between
heav<*n and earth.
From Morin* Capote* ehe relief of
troops were* e*ompelle*el to heat a .ptiek
retreat, althotijrh they sue*eoede*d In
taking eittr n few wounded. 'l’he emin
try ne*arly to Fort de France Is hurled
under a deep ejover e»f ashes. This has
made* it almost Impossible to liltel the
lHidi.*s of those who have perished
; while lh*c>ing to tin* sea const.
CAPTURE OF A MINE.
Sensational Story in Regard to Strat
Denver, Sept. B. The Republican's
Cripple Creek correspondent Inst night
telegraphed sis follows:
I Selisntionsil developments lmve fol
lowed the reported resignation of A.
I .1. Shipman sis manager of the Strat
j ton's Independence mine in this dis
It develops that Ilarry 11. Deo, the*
attorney of Denver, represent lug the
company, together with Chester A.
lieatty. John Hays Hammond, the
I eldef engineer, sind Harold I’itoom. the
assistant manager of the Camp Bird
: mine sit Ouray, and Tom Cornish of
<Jeorgctown. wlm arrived here last
night, went to the mine this morning.
I Their plans had been prearranged.
Attorney Dee. in the presence of the
parties named, demanded immediate
possession of the mine, which was at
first refused, but after Mr. Dee had
shown his hand, both Shipman ami the
assistant manager. It. .1. (Jrant, retired,
and Mr. Cornish was placed in charge ;
of the property.
The parties are understood to have
all been armed and to have been pre
pared for trouble. At a distance, it Is
said, there were reinforcements in the
shape of armed men, in case the em
ployes at the mine came to the assist
ance of Shipman and <Jrant. Other de
velopments of a sensational nature are
expected soon. i
Free Lunch in Church.
Dondon. Sept. 8. -The Itev. Wilson
Carllie, honorary secretary of the
Church Army, which lie founded in
the slums in 1882, is introducing what
is designated as "American Ideas of
Religion” with a vigor that startles
Ids more orthodox brethren. His lat
est is a moving picture service, com
mencing next week. The pictures will
be the.chief attraction of the mlddnj*
services at ids church, in East Cheap.
Only saerr-d representations will be
allowed, accompanied by a short ad
dress and by this means the Itev. Car
lile hopes to attract Ixmdoners to his
BEET SUGAR RUMORS
SUGAR TRUST ENCROACHMENTS
Havemeyer Said ta Control Fourteen
Beet-Sugar Plants—No Change in
the Present Management for Five
New York. O.—II. O. llavc
moyer mid Ills friends ure said to Imvo
! acquired a controlling interest In no
I less than fourteen plants engaged In
the manufacture of boot suciir. These
l plants have a capacity of 0,000 tons of
beetß a day, as compared wJth a to
tal consumption of •J.'i.ooo tons of beets
a day in the entire country,
i This presents evidence of the strong
foothold, so far as the manufacture of
beet sugar is concerned, that ban been
obtained by interests frli ndly to the
American Sugar Iteliuing Company.
Eventually it is tln> intention to coin-
I blue ail these plants Into a single
! company, but there is no immediate
prospect of tills, as these plants were
acquired with tin* understanding there
! should lie no change In their present
' management for a period of live years,
j The probability is that .Mr. liavc
j meyer's first idea in entering the beet
| sugar Held was to be in a position to
tight the beet sugar people from their
J own stronghold, but it is Ik llevod now
that these plants will Ik* operated so
as to relievo tin* American Sugar Ito
llniug Company of certain territory
; where tin* margin of protit betweeu
! the cost and selling prices is extremely
I Another reason for Havemeyer inter
ests becoming Identillcd with tin* beet
sugar industry is tin* fear of competi
tion In refined sugars. The American
Sugar Iteliuing Company depends
upon Europe for a large part of its
j supply of raw sugar, and there is more
and more of a tendency oil the part
of producers on tin* other side to refine
this sugar for export. There are H.OOO
companies producing raw sugar in Eu
rope and last year more than sixty
concerns installed rctlaing machinery.
This year 180 companies have made a
MINING CONGRESS CLOSES.
Name Changed from ••International” to
j “American” Mining Congress.
' Hutto, Montana. Soph Tin tilth
I annual session of tin- mining rn ;ress
is a thing of tin.- |* ist. and when it re*
convenes In the joint oily of I lead wood
and Load, South Dakota, it will be the
Atnerlean mining emigres*.
The following ollieers were elected:
President, .1. II. Klehards. Idaho. first
vice president. S. \V. Itussell, South
Dakota; second viee president. K. It.
Kuckley, Missouri; third viee preKldoiit,
Thomas 10. IOads of California: secre
tary, Irwin Mahon. Pennsylvania;
treasurer. Charles \V (ioodale, Mon
tana; executive eommittee. .losepli L.
Armstrong of Wasliington. • Jcorge T.
<• ray sou *of Oregon. W. M. Kendall of
The day was prolailily the liveliest
one In the history of the congress and
Mrs. Kiln Knowles Haskell of Hutto
took a prominent part In the proceed*
lugs. The light occurred on the adop
tion of the report of the eommittee on
permanent organization, and this was
fiercely opposed by Mrs. Haskell and
six other delegates from Montana, who
tried to make the congress believe that
the change in the name and representa
tion would result in the disruption of
For a time It was pandemonium let
loose and the president was powerless
to restore order.
It was seen from the outset that the
sentiment was in favor of the change
In the organization, hut Mrs. Haskell
took care of her part so well that the
strength of the opposition was not
known until the vole was taken. When
it was found that seven jiersoiM had
been tying up the convention, the as
tonishment was profound.
COLORADO'S TOURIST CROP.
Nearly One Hundred Thousand Visit
the State This Season.
Denver, Sept. C. Hallway passe*iiger
men are jubilant over the tourist liiud
ness for the siimm<-r and .estimate that
the travel to the state has Inch twen
ty-live per cent, larger thi» summer
than it was last slimmer.
As Jfi.OOO tourists visited Colorado
during the heated term Iasi year, the
ntimber this season will nearly reach
to the 100,000 mark. Trains in the
mountains are running full, and even
on rite narrow gauge system the pas
senger traffic Is tinpreeedenled.
An estimate of the amount of money
left in Colorado during a single season
by 100,000 visitors gives an Idea of the
wealth Colorado possesses in eltnate
and scenery. Hotel men are «*f the
opinion that tourists will average- tf."»0
eaeh for expenditure's while iu Llie
stflte*. This bring aeeepted. tin* total
enrichment of Cedoruele* citizens for the
season now closing amounts <e> the
haiulsome sum of J*.1,oot),0tK». Only ouo
other state iu the 1'nlein compare-* In
growing attractiveness to Cedorado,
and that Is the* state* of California.
Tlu* busine'ss of .the present yur is an
agreeable surprise to tin* most experi
enced railroad passe nger man.
Denounce the Crimes Act.
Dublin, Sept. <».- At the public meet
ing convened Imre yesterday by the
lord mayor of Dublin to protest against
the recent proclamation of tlie crimen
act In live Irish counties, it was re
solve d to hold a demonstration iu Phoe
nix park September 14th.
The* vote on this resolution was re
ceived with shout** of “We shall lie
bliulgcoiied, as in 1NP1.”
John Itedmonel, leaders of the Irish
party in tin* House* of Commons, do*
nounced the proelaination of t lie
crimes act as a gross a ml wicked out
rage, issued at tlu* whim of a <le*i>ot
ami n gang of absentee landlords.
“Thar proclamation is a lie*.” said Mr.
Itedmond. “In the* whole civilized
world there Ik no city so five from
crime as is Dublin.”
The* only way to tm-et lids proelama
tion, he said, was to make the polltl
cnl situation in Irelanel tr*o hot for
tliese* men. “I>*t tlieui e-re*ate fierce
agitation and Dublin will rise up as
one man te» Je»in tlie- Unlteel Irish
league and make it a-* powerful and
menacing to British misrule us the
Lanei League was twenty years ago.”
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