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Fall AnnoiwineiiO The change of season is now upon us and every one naturally begins to think of their Fall and Winter buying— and where is best to go for their supply of Dry Goods, Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Etc. I have just returned trom New York, the greatest market on earth for such goods, where I spent my time and money to get the best things to be had. About eighteen years ago I began my career in the Dry Goods business in Americus and since that time 1 have given my entire atten tion and study to this business and the wants and needs of the people in and around Americus, and think I know what they need and watt I struck the market at the low water mark, and as a consequence can sell you goods cheaper than those who went on earlier and bought before the decline This season we will make a special effort in our Dress Goods department, and in Ready Made Clothing. Every thing that is New, Stylish and strictly in it from a fash ionable point of view will be shown over our counters. For lack of space, ard therush of business and opening new goeds, we are unab’e to quote prices in this “ad,” but will dr so later. Call on us, see our goods and get prices We will not be ——Undersold on Any Article, As we are out for business, and will have it, no matter what the cost. Yours for Business, LEE ALLEN. t H a WATTS U/ U/ U/ FAESIRE to inform the trade of Sumter iki and adjoining counties, that while others I have cornered the cotton market they still ' ;j; Hold the Corner w V on confidence of the public, and at the 'old - k - U/ Stand, ’ 11/ < !!■ Watts’ Corner ly Have the best and cheapest stock of 11/ $ Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes and Hats. T I 4/ Groceries and u; th General Alerchandise 0/ c\er carried by tills old and reliable house. 11/ We Keep Everything You Need. I|/ 11/ our store is full of new goods. liz r- I ' erything in Grocery line fresh and nice, j at lowest price. U/ ! We C ater ;is we . n as that of the farmers ana ;; . . ])r()(lucc , Paylng the u/: 11/ price' a L ' JoUr v ‘ itroa **Ke anti can please you in quality and VA SON - * I What We Promise SjR i h We Perform. Y; i . ' 1 ‘ ' s -The drug world has not escaped the ~ "eneral epidemic of adulteration. We 4-1 are "uaranteed against this menace to health by carrying a complete stock of V'V'/k , // I \ > pure drugs in which adulteration find i no h'lace. Every prescription is put sn|s \ Ul> ’ ,y . an experienced pharmacist who i tuakes.no mistakes. Our price schedule ; * 8 on the horizontal line of fairness. Hudson’s • ate Springs,’ Tennessee The moat dellchtfni », «»irica. s; s?s wHb etre . es; complete walks and spacio™rbah n r<wm h tele SPlendl<i ''o^hlstra S fe-ssCßspa'S amusements and™‘7' . ln fact ah th? a Th^ erlcan “ o «k C a° m^rtS - Gemu and all troubiesTif dyspepsia bowels, and kidneys r ’sh?n ma . ch ’ b®er’, M rite for 40 page book free lPP€d an > where. S . THE AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER. MONEY At Six Per Cent. I am now prepared to ne gotiate loans on city orjarm property at six per cent. Come see me if you need money. John B. Felder I AMERICUS, GA. AMERICUS. GA., THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 27, 1900. Business.... ....Directory. Geo. W. Council, c. M. Council, „ T „ President. Cashier. R. J. Perry, l. q. Council, Vice-President- Ass’t Cashier, Incorporated, 1891, The Planters Bank, OF AMERICUS, GA. ■ mßtilg MliH| General Banking. Collections a Specialty Designated State Depository. WHITLEY GROCErYcoT W holesale Grocers, Agents: BALLARD'S OBELISK FLOUR. LONG HORN TOBACCO. AMERIOUS FU KNIIU KE AND - UNDERTAKING COMPANY C C HAWKINS, Manager. Dealers in Furniture, Coffins and General Merchandise, UNDERTAKERS and EMBALMERS. 108 Cotton Avenue. Just Received from Landreth’s Farm: Rutabaga and all Other varieties of TURNIP SEED. DR. E. J. ELDRIDGE. Jackson and Lamar Streets. The mfles bank, AMERICUS, GA. Transacts a general banking busi ness. Loans madejon approved securi ty. Interest paid on timeZdeposits. W. H. SIMMONS, President. JOHNSON & HARROLD, Gotta Wta d CominissiM MERCHANTS. AND DEALERS 1N.... HEAVY GROCERIES and FERTILIZERS, Plantation Furnished on Beasonabie)Terrms. Cash advanced on cottonin store at- lowest current rates ot interest. AMERICUS ICE FACTORY. MANUFACTURERS PURE ICE. Capacity twenty tons daily. Orders promptly filled. Correspondence so licited. S. R. sins, Prop. Americus Grocery Company, Wholesale Grocers AMERICUS and ALBANY. PROFESSIONAL CARDS jJU PETER F. BAHNSEN, Veterinary Surgeon. Office at Turpin Bros, or G. O. Loving’s stables. DR. B. B. HUDSON, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Tenders his professional services to the pub lic. Calls left at Hudson’s drug store will receive prompt attention. DOBT, L. MAYNARD, n Attorney at Law, Office in Wheatley Building; Room 1. Will practice in all courts except County Court of Sumter countv. JAMES TAHXIK Attorney at Law. Office over Rembert’s Drug store, Forsyth street. EA. HAWKINS, • Attorney at Law. Office in Wheatley Building opposite th courthouse. WELLMORN F. CLARKE, Attorney at Law SIIK Lamar Street. Americus. Ga J A.‘ f Attorneys at Law Americus, Ga. Give special attention to the Bankruptcy practice. Office. Bvne bldg, near court house RE. CATO, M.U. • ’ PHYSCIAN AND SURGEON. Residence 330 Felder jstreet. Telephone 96 Tenders his professional services to the people of Americus and surrounding coun ties. Special attention given to general surgery, diseases of womeni and children. Office 405 Mi Jackson street. Calls left at Dr Eldridge’s store will receive prompt atten tion STEVE WOOTEN has the only real! ble transer agency in the city. All orders attended to promptly it left at Windsor hotel. Hours flam to 10 pm. Orders for night trains must be left before p m, Respectfully, pnTTNE 8* STEVE WOOTEN. SCURE YOURSELF ! Use Big<4 for unnatural dißChargeß.inflammations, irritations or ulcerations of mucous membranes. Painless, and not astriu , gent or poisonous. Sold by Druggists, or sent in plain wrapper, by express, prepaid. £or ♦I.OO, 0r.3 bottles, <2.75. Circular sent on request. SYRUPTIGS Actsl7e<3sanl/y andFro/npt/y. 7 Cleanses the System Gently and Effectually when bilious or costive. /resents in the most acceptable form the principles of plants Anown to act most beneficially; TO GET ITS BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ‘ BUY THE GENUINE MANFD. BY CALIFORNIA FIG STRUPCO. SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 1 LOUISVILLE . KY. NEW YORK, N.Y. • tor sale by druggists price 50? per bottle. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure Digests what you eat. It artificially digests the food and aids Nature in strengthening and recon structing the exhausted digestive or gans. It lathe latestdiscovereddigest ant and tonic. No other preparation can approach it in efficiency. It in stantly relieves and permanently cures Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Heartburn, Flatulence, Sour Stomach, Nausea, Sick Headache, Gastralgia,Cramps and all other results of imperfect digestion. Prlcesoc andsl. Large size contains 2Yt times small size. Bookail aboutdyspepsiamailedfree Prepared by E C DeWiTT & CO.. Chicago- W. A REMBERT, AMERICUS. GA. KIDNEY DISEASES arethe most fatal of all dis eases. cm CV’O KIDNEY CURE is a lULC I u Guaranteed Remedy or money refunded. Contains remedies recognized by emi nent physicians as the best for Kidney and Bladder troubles PRICE 50c. and $ J .00. Davenport Drug Co BBEB iM S|ii- WB M ; PENNSYLVANIA PURE RYE, j EIGHT YEARS OLD. OLD SHARPE WILLIAMS FOUR FULL; QUARTS OF THISo FINE OLD. PURE RYE. c EXPRESS PREPAID. We snip on approval in plain, sealed boxes, with no marks to indicate contents. When you receive it and test it, if it is not satisfac tory, return it at our expense and we will re turn your 83.60. We guarantee this brand to be eight years old Eight bottles for 86 50, express prepaid; 12 bottles for 89.50 express prepaid; 1 gallon jug, express prepaid, 83.00; 2 gallon lug, express prepaid, 85.50. No charges for boxing. We nandie all tne leading brands of Rye and Bourbon Whiskies in the market, and will save you 50 per cent, on vour purchases quart. Gallon. Kentuck Star Bourbon 835 81 25 Elkridge Bourbon 40 150 Coon Hollow Bourbon 45 1 60 Mellwocd Pure Rye 60 190 Monogram Rye 55 2(0 Mcßrayer Rye ... 60 225 Baker’s AAaa 65 2 46 O. OP. (Old Oscar Pepper).. 65 240 Old Crow 75 2 50 Finches’Golden Wedding.... 75 2 75 Hoffman House Rye 90 3 00 Mount Vernon (8 years old).. 1 00 3 50 Old Dillinger (10 years 01d)... 125 400 The above are only a few brands ot the many we carry in stock. Send for catalogue. All other goods by the gallon, such as Corn Whiskey, Peach and Apple Brandies, etc,, sold equally as low, from 81,25 gallon up wards. We make a specialty of the jug trade and all orders by mail or telegraph will have our prompt attention. Special, inducements of fered The Altmayer & I Flatau Liquor Co. |3B“Mall orders shipped same .day receipt'd order. mi 506, 508, 508, 510, 512;Fourth- st. Near Union-Passenger Depot i Phone 265. Macon, 4 * Georgia, ; THF. ‘ r .« —- Windsor Hotel, AMERICUS, GEORGIA CHAS. A. FLICKER, Proprietor HENRY w VTEBOTH, Manager j OFFICIALS fear a » DECLARATION OF WAR : Will Maintain Neutrality In Case of Hostilities. ; PROTECT OUR INTERESTS Administration Officials Regard War Inevitable Unless Germany Recede# From Her Position—Minister Conger to Remain In Peking. Washington, Sept. 26.—1 tis believed that General Chaffee, being at Tien Tsin has, by this time, received the instruc tions cabled him yesterday relative to the reduction of his force in China. If he returns to Peking to execute the or der it would be Monday at least before he can begin the movement toward Tien Tsin. It is thought here that, with a view to preventing any possible misun derstanding, he had already acquainted the military representatives of the pow ers at Tien Tsin of the projected with drawal of the American forces. This is deemed more necessary because of the possibility of the appearance of Field Marshal Waldersee at Taku or Tien Tsin at any moment. It is desirable that the change of the status of the American troops shall have taken place before he appears on the scene. The rapid trend of events in China toward actual and formal war, wliich is regarded as certain to follow a refusal on the part of Germany and some of the other continental powers to enter into negotiations for a settleriient with China, is regarded here as justifying the de cision of the state department to with draw the American troops, now that the purpose for which these troops were sent into China has been accomplished. The department has held from the first that a state of war did not exist with the Chinese government, and it secured the assent of every one of the powers to that proposition. *lt still does not be lieve there is sufficient ground for chang ing that position, and refuses to be drawn into war without such ground. What effect, if any, a declaration of war upon China by Germany alone or in an alliance with other powers would have on the negotiations with Mr. Conger, can only be conjectured. Conger to Remain In Peking.? Mr. Conger was to arrange the pre liminaries for a meeting between the representatives of the powers and China I with a view to effecting a harmonious settlement. His action was not to be , mandatory in any sense upon any power i and each was free to reject the good offices of the United States if it saw fit. A failure of Mr. Conger’s efforts would not, it is believed, involve much change in the American progress. Our govern ment would simply b" obliged to deal directly with China, with a view to the protection of our own interests, aband oning any further efforts to bring the powers into harmony. As to the negotiations already laid down, they will remain unchanged, it is said here. If the boligerent power or powers seize upon Peking the American minister will still remain there and General Chaffee’s legation guard will stay with him, bnt taking no part in the war. The power in possession cau find no valid objection to the presence of this legation guard. At Constanti nople the legations and embassies all have their cavasses, or legation guards, and while they are not numerous, the principle is recognized and mere num bers does not affect it. Treaty With Peru. Lima, Peru, via Laredo, TeX., Sept. 26.—1 tis stated on reliable authority that the commUtee to which it was re ferred has reported on the proposed ex tradition treaty between the United States and Peru. Trifling alterations in tlje treaty are suggested and these will be discussed this week. Rice’s Body Cremated. New York, Sept. 26. —The body of William Rice, the millionaire, whose death last Saturday is the occasion of unusual inquiry, official and otherwise, was taken to the crematory at Fresh Pond today and incinerated. Negroes Sentenced to Ilang. Nashville, Sept. 26. —In the criminal court today Judge Anderson sentenced Lewis Bridges and Abe Petway, both negroes, to be hanged Nov. 5 for the murder of M. C. Wrenn. German Transport at Hong-Kong. Hong-Kono, Sept. 26.—The German transport Gera and three German tor pedo boats have arrived here. Earl Howe Dead. London, Sept. 26.—Earl Howe (Rich ard William Pcuu Curzon-Howe) is dead. | Woman’s | Die.... | is hard enough as A it is. It is to her that /y. 1 we owe our world, Jr \\ and everything i should be made as fVvWuA i easy as possible for gX-j \ 1 her at the time of W ~ .71 \ childbirth. This ZX--<Z. \ \ , is just what x-v ’ MOTHER’S W ; Friehd will do. It will make baby’s coming easy and painless, and that without tak ing dangerous drugs into the sys tem. It is simply to be applied to the muscles of the abdomen. It 1 penetrates through the skin carry ing strength and elasticity with it. f It strengthens the whole system and prevents all of the discomforts of pregnancy. The mother of a plumb babe in t Panama, Mo., says: “ I have used Mother’s Friend and can praise it highly.” ' Get Mother’s Friend at the Drug Store, $1 per bottle. -The Bradfield Regulator Co., ATLANTA, GA. [Write for our free illustrated book, “ Before Baby is Born.” HOWARD CONVICTED OF MURDERING GOEBEL Jury Was Unanimous In Its Verdict of Guilty. IS SENTENCED TO DEATH Several Ballots Taken Before His Pun ishment Was Fixed—Two Favored Life Imprisonment but Came Over. Personnel of the Jury. Frankfort, Ky., Sept. 26. —The jury in the Howard trial had made no ver dict when the court met at 9 o’clock this morning. The court convened and Judge Cantrill sent the jury to the juryroom to consider the case. The jury retired to its room at 9:10 o’clock and returned with its verdict at 9:43 o’clock. The courtroom was crowd ed with spectators and the vast crowd was white with suppressed excitement as Foreman Crutcher handed the writ ten verdict to the clerk. Deputy Clerk Elliott read the verdict, which found the defendant guilty and fixed his pun ishment at death. Howard occupied a seat by hie attor ney. He did not display the least agita tion and was apparently no more con cerned than any other person in the courtroom. The verdict was a surprise, as the general public was led to believe that the jury was divided on the question of the guilt or innocence of the defendant, but it turned out that the difficulty in reaching a verdict was over the degree of punishment, some of the jurors favor ing life imprisonment, while others stood out for the death penalty and finally won their associates over. Grounds for the Verdict. Ono of the jurors after the jury had been discharged stated that a number of ballots were taken, but the first ballot resulted in a unanimous vote in favor of a verdict of guilty. After that the ballots were as to the degree of punishment, and on the bal lots ten members voted for the death ' penalty, while two voted for life impris onment. This was while the jurors were in the juryroom yesterday after noon. The first ballot today resulted in a verdict, the two jurors who had voted for life imprisonment gave in to the ma jority and voted for the death penalty. After the verdict had been rendered Howard was remanded to jail, where he was followed by his bosom friend, John 0. White, who seemed almost paralyzed by the verdict. Howard’s cheeks also blanched as he stood up to accompany the jailor back to his cell. The jury which tried the case was divided politi cally, nine Democrats, one Republican and two anti-Goebel Democrats. The verdict of the jury, it is believed, was based largely upon the destruction of Howard’s alibi, upon which he de pended solely. One of the jurors admitted that the failure of Howard to bring any of the occupants of the executive building on Jan. 30 to testify that he was not there was considered by the jury as an indica tion that he was there. Found Guilty of Murder. Eaton, N. M., Sept. 26.—Mendez Rodriequez was found guilty of murder in the second degree of the killing of Anna Maria Duran at Cimarron. Rod riguez conceived the idea that the old woman had bewitched him and killed her with an ax. LAGRANGE IS IN DANGER. Colorado River Has Risen Twenty- Four Feet In Twenty-Four Hours. Dallas, Sept. 2d.—All reports today indicate that the lower Brazos and Col orado rivers are falling slowly, except at LaGrange, where the water is re ported at noon to have risen 24 feet since yesterday and is still rising slowly. There is no confirmation here of the Austin report of last night that the town of Menardville, on the upper San Saba had been swept away, but in view of the peculiar situation there such a disaster would not be surprising. In addition to the treacherous mountain stream there are large irrigation plants in that vicinity which, should they break, would cause immense flood dam age. Menardville has no rail or wire communication. The Trinity at Dallas has fallen l foot in the last 24 hours, but is still danger ously high and the weather indications are threatening more rain. Estimated at $1 " Fort Worth, Tex., Sept. 26.—A con servative estimate places the loss by the storms in various sections of the state at fully $1,000,000. This is exclusive of the great gulf coast disaster on Sept. 8, the property losses of which are now said to be over $80,000,000 and the loss of life fully 8,000. The rivers are still rising. Wind Blew 130 Miles an Hour. Edinburgh, Sept. 20.—New • has been received at Drummore, Luce . ay, of a hurricane at Ofiord, Iceland, Sept. 20. The wind, it is said, blew 180 miles an hour. Nearly all the fishing smacks were driven ashore, houses were razed and several persons were killed. There was great destruction to property. President Diaz Re-Elected. City of Mexico, Sept. 26.—Mexico’s congress last night declared the result of the presidential election. General Porfirio Diaz was unanimously elected and will be inauguaratod next Decem ber. The president has entirely recov ered from his recent indisposition. Engineer Killed. Mobile, Sept. 26.—Emmett Cox, en gineer of the Wagar Mill logging road at Glendon, fell from the cab of his en gine and was so badly injured by the logging cars passiilg over him that he died in a few minutes. To Federate With New Zealand. Melbourne, Sept. 26. The Fiji islands are taking steps to federate with New Zealand. Minister Woodford Married. New York, Sept. 26.—General Stew art L. Woodford, formerly minister to Spain, was married to Miss Isabel Yan son today. The wedding ceremony took place in the chapel of the First Presby terian church on Lower Fifth avenue, in this city, Rev. Howard Duffield offi-. dating. Boilermakers strike. Norwich, Conn., Sept. 26.—Twohun • dred men employed by the Page Boiler company went out on strike today, when informed that a voluntary in crease of 10 wn ?' ,s ’ which was April of this year, no Olgent. BOERS ABANDON THE WAR; ARMY DISPERSED Komatipoort Is Looted and Burned by Burghers. WRECKAGE ON ALL SIDES Transvaalers Pillage and Destroy Ev erything In Their Path—Many Towns Laid Waste—Thousands of Tons of Stores Burned. Lorenzo Marques, Sept. 26.—Gen eral lan Hamilton’s division and that of General Pole-Carew have entered Ko matipoort. Not a shot was fired nor was a Boer seen during the march. Evidence of the enemy’s destructive ness was everywhere to be seen. The bridges had been dynamited, the stores, buildings and homesteads looted and burned, as had been also the rail way property, all the chief stations be ing mere masses of smoking ruins, among them KaapMuiden, Hectorspruit and Komatipoort. At the last place there is an enormous area over which the Boers have wrought destruction. WAR IS COMPLETELY ENDED. Boer Army Is Dispersed—Scenes In the Transvaal. London, 3pt. 26.—“ The war is com pletely ended, ” said the Lorenzo Mar quez correspondent of The Daily Tele graph. Many guns have been destroyed aud hundreds of wagons and thousands of tons of stores of every description have been burned. Burning wreckage lies in every direction in the Hector spruit district. “Any good police force of 20,000 men can effect the complete pacification of the country. It will be impossible for the Boers in the future to mass a force exceeding 1,500. They are sick of the war and the Irish-American and other mercenaries are clamoring for payment and they threaten the Boer officials.” i Transvaal Officials Sail. Lorenzo Marquez, Sept. 26.—The German steamer Herzog, which sailed for Europe today, had among her pas sengers the Transvaal postmaster gen eral, Van Alphen; the assistant secretary of state, Grobeler; the state treasurer, Malherbe, and a large quantity of bar gold. British Guns Recaptured. London, Sept. 26.—Lord Roberts re ports that General lan Hamilton found at Crocodile river, near Hevtorspruit, 13 guns, including several lost by the Brit ish. They were mostly destroyed. HEAVY SHIPMENT OF CIGARS Tampa Manufacturers Gratified at the Increase of Business. Tampa, Fla., Sept. 26.—The quicken ing pulse of trade is clearly reflected in the cigar business here. The supply of cigars is ample and the manufacturers are shipping liberally. The weekly payment in this city is nearly SIOO,OOO, in the cigar business alone. Last week there were 850 cases of cigars shipped from Tampa into 3? states and territories. One case ven tured out as far as Skagway, Alaska. These cases contained in round numbers 2,700,000 cigars. For the corresponding week last year, there were 266 cases of cigars shippe4 from this city. They con tained 1,230,000 cigars, or 304 cases less than this year’s shipments—l,l6o,ooo cigars. Since Jan. 1 there have been 16,879 cases of cigars shipped from this city. For the corresponding period of last year, there were 11,327 cases shipped. This gives the present year an increase of 5,552 cases. SITUATION AT HAZELTON. Both Minors and Operators Claim to Be Gaining. Hazelton, Pa., Sept. 26.—N0 addi tional collieries were closed in the Le high valley today. The Lentz, Lilly & Co. mine at Park Place, in th? Schuyl kill region, however, was reported closed. There is not a colliery in this region that has its full force of men to day. The strikers claim accessions to their ranks while most of the mine superin tendents report a slight increase in the number of men working today. The Lehigh Valley Coal company officials say they are in better shape than on any other day since the strike began. Three strikers were arrested in the vicinity of this company’s No. 4 shaft, in this city, for unlaxvful assembly. They were walking on the railroad track •within the oompany’s property. Join the Strikers. Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 26.—Seventy five miners went on strike today at Tower City colliery, controlled by the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron company. There are 1,200 men em ployed at the colliery and this is the first break in their ranks. A branch of the Mine Workers’ union is being or ganized at Tower City aud the strike leaders predict that many of the men will go out tomorrow. Lynched by Negroes. South Pittsburg, Tenn., Sept. 26. A peculiar lynching occurred 2 <miles south of hero yesterday. Two negroes passed through South Pittsburg early in the morning with a negro bound, whom they said they were going to hang for an assault committed on a woman by him. Officers pursued and found por tions of the negro’s clothing in the woods, 2 miles from tho town, on the bauk of a creek. It is supposed he was thrown into the creek. The McLeod Company, Oglethorpe, Ga. WE carry the largest and most complete line of WHISKIES, WINES , and BEER ever offered direct to the consumer, and call your atten tion to some of the leading brands of which we are sole agents; Paul Jones’ Four Roses $2 00 bottle. Paul Jones’ Four Star 1 50 bottle, full quart. 1 aul Jones XXXX .. .. .81 25 bottle, full quart, H. & H. W. Catherwood Three Feathers 2 00 bottle, full quart S’ £S’ Catherwocds Upper Ten 150 bottle, full quatt H. & H. W. Catherwooas Centuryl 25 bottle, full auart Garrett Williams Co’s Soliis../. 1 50 full auart J. B. Brown’s Private Stock 100 full quart ft , Edwin B. Bruce’s Somerset Club 1 50 We are also sole agents for Green River and Nelson Count* —JfIMH .• guaranteed six \ ears old. .>0 per gallon. Four war*- ’• •b»> p<-r gallon. We haw a contract with J G s; r . n, . icn jJjfiMl.. ,s vilie N. (’.. t.T control of their celebrated P. -*W, do 'Jggtac* 'J Wldcll th. y guarantee two wars old. We are ' f’darißßi™ $ pet . .a>’. < -- prepaid oil lot-o: ->x qua'<, n , , h' ■’ in.r stock ■’ Wines and low proof goods from 8150 up. '■ ■ W’ " ! 1 .wWSIaM if.. * _ '\-g NO. 138 SETTLEMENT OF THE I STRIKE IS PROBABLE 1 Operators Will Make Conces sions to the Miners. 5 NOT RECOGNIZE THE UNION Propose to Treat With Their Men as Individuals—Many Anuouuce Their i Willingness to Return to Work—Sev eral Collieries Resume. • ( Philadelphia, Sept. 26.— Affaire in the strike region are very quiet today. President Mitchell of the Miners’ un ion, aided by his lieutenants, is making every effort to induce the idle men to refrain from violence or trespass, as he fully realizes the moral effect of an out- I break that would necessitate the send ing of soldiers to the Hazelton region. Scranton, Pa., Sept. 26.—The strike ; situation throughout the Lackawanna ’ valley remains practically unchanged 1 today, the Lackawanna company work ing its four washeries without molesta , tion, but none of the coal is going out over the road at present, being held on the mine switches. This company is believed to be actively preparing to get one of its big breakers in operation by marshalling sufficient men willing to work for that purpose. Information this morning in effect is that the big companies are prepared to t morrow to grant concessions, provided that at the time the men are actually yyorking in their employ. It appears that the strike and the threats of the strike has brought to the attention of the operators in a more marked manner the grievances of their employes and that in the various con ferences held the opportunity has been afforded them to discuss the grievances both from their own stand point and that of the men. Public sentiment, es pecially as regards the question of the price charged miners for powder, has also been a material factor in the pro ceedings, and an understanding exists that when work is resumed the terms of settlement will be made known. But there is also an understanding that, come what may, the compromise must not be effected through the United Mine Workers. While the many mine workers are anxious to settle the strike and return to work regardless of the means by which an amicable settlement is made, there is quite a strong senti ment to remain out until the union is recognized and until that organization is satisfied that work can be resumed advantageously to the union. BLOODSHED AT SCRANTON. Italian Miners Settle an Old Feud. z Three Men Wounded. _ / Scranton, Pa., Sept. 26. —The first bloodshed which may be laid to the strike of the miners in the Lackawanna region is reported this morning from Sibley, a mining settlement at the foot of the mountains in Old Forge town ship, about 6 miles from Scranton. Three men were wounded in the row, in which about 20 shots were fired. Th® participants were all Italians and mostly men who had before the strike began been working in the mines near Bend ham as nonunionists, but who became members of the United Mine Workers two weeks ago. Previously there was bad blood be tween these men and others of their own nationality who had been on strike at Jermyn? for six months, and several clashes occurred. Last night the men got into a fight on the roadway near Barberton. Revolvers were drawn by several and when the battle was over three men were down in the road, one so badly wounded that there is little hope for his recovery. Sev eral arrests have been made. MORMON ELDER io SLAIN. Others Covered With Tar and Cotton and Set on Fire. Marianna, Fla., Sept. 26.—Reports come from the western portion of the county that Mormon elders who heye been at work all summer there have been run out of the county by /wgerwd men. / * Three families were packed up to go with them, consisting of eight women and girls and two men, when a mob of 50 men gathered, stripped and whipped the elders, and at the muzzles of shot guns escorted them across the county line, warning them that they would be killed if they returned. Oije of the men converts was also severely beaten. Another report says that one of the elders was killed and three others cov ered with tar and cotton and set on fire. An Interesting Relic. Florence, Ala., Sept. 26. —B. 8. ' Broadus, cashier of the Merchant’s bank of this city, is the recipient of a very in teresting relic in the shape of an old sword cane from Major D. C. White of ; Moulton, editor Os the Moulton Adver tiser, one of papers in the south. The cane iv,; J ebony with ivory • handle, and has a steel sword. 1 The cane was given White ip x 1865 by a mon whose name does not.jfc remember, but the handle hasiMkWV tials on it. The cane was made early the centrry and bears the inscription “J. T. Y. to M. R. Q.” j Fire at Ocala. t Ocala, Fla., Sept. 26. An early i morning fire destroyed the Acme hotel and a boardinghouse, while a small brick structure collapsed from the heat. Ollie Mordis, a Syrian, was caught by the falling wall of the brick store, and had one of his legs broken. Nearly everything in both burned buildings was destroyed.