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BULLETIN OF THE ST. PrrL\ G^OB^ riIIUAY. BSSP9. 0, 1807. Weather fur Todnj — Fair. Fo3!oTred by Stormi PAGE 1. Fr.rmers BuppreMi PsltUetnns. The Dciaee of Cere*. Cnliaiis Hold Rational Eie-vlioas. Kaiser (.ifftir.m Restless. :i tl'2 EJcelsiaa sson«Jer» pack a. £tre< noes Passed. ArioiiK Ciitertalned. Detective Grabcr to Resign. Dajs Social Event*. PAGE 3. Minneapolis Matt :\<;a, the Telephone. Ji:j"« Want >ie«rasnn Canul. V\ laona Wonaa'i Pate. Kewn of tlie Kortbweßt. . au-r Event*. TAGS 4. Btliioriiil. >i«il»le f<>T Rhode laland Capitol. Muji .-itionnl Charges. . ii.c Pictures. PAGE 5. Batata Seulii the Indiciis. Buckeyes >v C.rj'st for .-.lillers. TiKCTK and lirewers Each "Win. Oriole* Beaten l»y Browns. Results in the National. Day's Sporting Exeats. Railway Gossip. Fusion Effected iv Nebraska. PAGE G. Stocks Make Exciting Jumps. Bar Silver. 51 3-Sc. Cash Wheat in Chicago. «sc. World's Markets Reviewed. PAGE 7. Farmers Goiaj? West, of the People. PAGE 8. Whole Week of Fun for St. Paul. Globe's Tourists Enjoy Their Trip. Rich Rainy Lake G« ld Fields. Blnir Flandrau Injured. TODAY'S EVENTS. Met— -Selwyn's Nigrht Out," 8.15. Grand— "Chimmie Fadden," 8.13. MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS. NEW YORK-Arrived: Germanic, Liver- Britannic, He* Yf ;n-ERP^) V Sr Irived:1 rived: Servia, New York. lSSB23£*3l? Mohawk, New York. nE\'O-\— «ai!»d: Werra. New BREMEN-ArrrVed: Lahr., New York. H. Oil U RC— Arrived: Palatia. N« ? * ork. NAPLES— Arrived: Fulda. New "i ork PLYMOUTH- Arrived: Normannia, New York for HambU'-g. It is the football that has a kick com ing next. Farmers in Convention: "Populism doesn't raise the wheat" -«*- — - Talkers for road improvement can j find plenty of listeners on the Skaguay trail. 4»> It takes no w< am r prophet to diet that St. Paul will have fair weath er all next week. .-. Pingree I? using his picture as a This is getting in - The Klondike? are not all in the far north. Tennessee hens paid the $1,200 mortgage on a farm. _ — «*» - With a dairy farm at Pkaguay the Klondike oughi üble to regulate .-.ions on ice cream. . _^ The little Jap will do well to keep his ships out of the "raging canawl." They may get wrecked. -^n- Report of a warm wave approaching indicates that there will be a hot lime in old town during fair week. m The present congress of farmers is quite a gathering, but it isn't up to the held at Hamiine next week. Now that Brown university and Dr. Andrews have kissed and made up, what is to become of the Andrews ••Hello" university. -•- The world is still in suspense regard ing the fate of Andree. If Andree is still in suspense also, he may yet float :o civilization. The Salvationists - the Klon dike can get all the converts they want by telling of the city where the streets are paved with gold- m The raising of wheat is not the big p- st thing Minnesota farmers will do year. Already they are beginning to raise the mortg.. - «c»- Alaska is slow after all. A dishwash- Circle City struck it rich to the extent of $2,000,000, and was allowed to .way without taking a husband. hica&o Times-Herald asks: '^Then the horseless carriage comes how shall it be stopped, by whoa or halt?" By whoa or wheel, probably. Novak's fate makes old forty-niners figh for the days of old. the days of when no questions were asked in th? diggings regarding a man's career Lies. ♦ The Jersey mosquito is no longer a Joke. A woman bitten at West Ho boken narrowly escaped with her life. Jersey mosquitoes he-eafter are to be muzzled during dog days. If one were to believe al] the Minne apolis papers say on the subject, there wa.~ si mething not exactly upright ption of vertical writing !;: the Minneapolis sen; Chicago newt-papers are poking fun Hi a Minnesota man who has invented a:i automatic shocker. Chicago Ehould remember that Minnesota has no ocean beaches and few summer hotels. Wisconsin mu<=t be blessed with hon est officials. Last year's mayor of Rienwood is in the poorhouse, and the er-sherlfC of Milwaukee has just been :\ce& to the county farm for va cancy. ._ :- ■-■■;-. DJi TIfEIR DIGNITY. Delegates to the Farmers' fleeting; Suppress Efforts of Scheming Politicians. TO COUNSEL THE NATIONAL CONGRESS To the Adoption of Resolutions Purely Partisan in Their Tenor— lnroads of Anarchism Not Yet Apparent in the Resolutions of the Congress of 1897-The Delegates Start for a Tour of the Red River Valley Today. The efforts of a few calamity howl ers to convert the National Farmers' congress into a Populist convention failed of success and the would-be <lie -2 were very promptly and properly squelched yesterday. While the Farmers' congress dis cusses political measures and makes recommendations of a semi-political na ture to the government, it is non-par titan in its work and its members in clude prominent persons of all politi cal faiths. The aim of the congress is to take an unbiased view of all measures, advocating those which it believes to be of greatest benefit to the agricultural classes. In the discriminating judgment of the committee on resolutions, a large number of resolutions which had been referred to it were reported on un favorably or rejected. These resolu tions covered every phase of populism from the single tax theory to Bryan's famous "cross of gold and crown of thorns" speech at Chicago, and the frequently expressed wonder concern ing them was that in such an assem blage as the congress is, that any one would perpetrate them. The framers of these documents were out in full force yesterday, and a great deal of the valuable time of the session was wasted in hearing their arguments in support of their respective measures. H. L. Loucks, of South Dakota, wanted the convention to go on record on a number of visionary ideas. He w anted the abolishment of the nation al banking system, the unlimited coin age of silver and issuance of green backs, and the government ownership of railroads, in which last particular he was ably seconded by P. H. Ra hilly, of Lake City, and L. H. Weller, familiarly known as "Calamity" Wel ler, an orator of loud voice and many gestures, hailing from lowa, On the question of railroad ownership, Mr. Rahilly undertook to show the dark mysterious ways of those soulless cor porations, saying: "It has been my fortune to be a member of Late legislature, in both house and sen ■r many years, and my experience as sach has convinced me that railroad influence has controlled legislation to a great extent in many years. In my judgment the railroads j really not only control legislation, but con trol both district and supreme courts of this I state to a certain extent. To prove my asser i lion. I undertake to quote a decision ren dered by the supreme court of this state within the past six months. It is a notorious fact that we have" a law on the statute books of this state prohibiting scalpers to sell rail road., tickets. It is equaliy true that raihoads have furnished such scalpers with blocks of miles ?e books to be sold to the pubac. The late decision that I refer to has held that, while a citizen may purchase one of these ge books, wlii-n he presents a book of transportation on the railroad the railroad company is not only jUKtinefl in refusing to accept such mileage book for his transporta. tion buuiolds that the company is justified in abusing and insuring said passenger. They a!so justify turning him off the train and confiscating his mileage book. In my judg ment this gigantic court fraud should be designated as the supreme fraud of the state. I was born in a wheat fiel4, have lived in one and expect to die in one, and as such I am in favox of government ownership of rail roeds." Dr. Cahalen, of lowa, and others, an nounced that they had always found the railroad companies fair and were liberal in many cases, and when it came to a vote of the congress the great majority of the delegates thought so too. Mr. Weller also had his pet measure killed yesterday— cruelly slaughtered— despite his earnest arguments in its r. It was a resolution favoring free coinage of silver, as follows: Resolved. That the general welfare of the great majority of the people of these Vnited States demands that there be made speedily, by proper legislation, a restoration of the laws of the United States relating to the coinage of silver to exactly what they were for more than half a hundred years prior to the in famies of adverse legislation of 1873. R. B. F. Candage, of Massachusetts, offered two resolutions which were Nominated for Mayor of Greater H ew York by the Citizens' Union. FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 3, 1897. adopted unanimously. One favors a discriminating duty on imports ship ped in American bottoms and design ed to foster American shipping, and the other urges the early completion of the harbors of refuge. Another resolution, looking towards better farm roads, contained some ex cellent features such as advocating the use of wide tired wagons, but it had one clause which the congress did not look upon with favor, viz. : The as sistance by the states with appropria tions from* the state treasury— and that killed it. Another important matter came up in a report from the committee on res olutions looking to an amendment of the constitution so as to enlarge the scope of the congress and tie to it all of the various agricultural and educa tional elements of the country. The re port was adopted and the constitution accordingly amended. This change has been, unfortunately for the congress itself, referred to in the press as a re organization, and there has been con nected with the idea in the minds of some the thought that the old plan was seriously wrong, and that the old officers were not doing their duty. No such thing is true. The congress sim ply wants to enlarge its scope, and to this there was no objection on the part of any of the delegates. As section 2, of the constitution, now stands, the delegates to the congress will be one member from each congressional dis trict in the country, to be named by governors of states, and to be them- j selves practical farmers; one person ' representing each agricultural college and experiment station in the country; one person representing each society organized for the fostering of agri cultural interests, such as the state agricultural society of this state. The South having been overlooked in the matter of officers, only one as sistant secretary coming from belo-".' the Mason and Dixon line. President Clayton nominated for vice president of the congress F. L. Maxwell, of | Louisiana, who was elected by accla- ■ mation. It was explained that th^ oversight was wholly accidental. Th^ congress originated in the South, and j its most loyal and active supporters in past years have been Southerners, j C. A. Wieting. of New York, was made : second vice president. Thp committee on finance reported ! that thp rpo^ints. $500 from the citi- j zens of St. Paul, were exactly balanced by the expenditures. A recommenda- | Uon of the committee that SI be levied i unon erch deletrate. marine a fund of about $506. for the publication of ihe report of the congress, was passed. FORT WORTH CONFIRMED. Xext Congress Will Be Held in tbe Oilier Star. The principal item of business at the session yesterday forenoon was the final decision upon the next place i of meeting. D. O. Lively, of Fort j Worth, Tex., the first assistant seere- j tary, extended a hearty invitation to the congress to hold its next conven tion in that city. He spoke for over half an hour, describing the country, the city and the people, and promist-d 1 all the delegates a royal reception. He stated that he was authorized to offer a free hall, the payment of all expenses of the convention, and a hop pitable entertainment by the citizens. He agreed to personally canvass Mex ico and arouse an interest among the people of that country, so they would send a large delegation. L. F. Whittaker. of Nebraska, put forward the claims of Omaha and ! guaranteed a free hall. After a prolonged discussion, a vote was tak- ! en, and Fort Worth won by an over- I whelming vote. As the roll call pro- I eeeded it became evident that such would be the result, and. on motion of the Nebraska delegation, the enter- j prising city in Texas was made the unanimous choice. Invitations were received to hold the SETH LOW. 1898 convention at Niagara Falls, and the 1900 meeting In Boston. ABOUT RURAL SCHOOLS. Prof. W. M. Hayes, of This Stale, Slakeß Suggestions. A very interesting paper on "The Rural Schools" was read by Prof. W. M. Hayes, of the Minnesota School of Agriculture, in which he said: Our rural schools have made wonderful progress in the essential elements of e<Juca tiontion, but are weak on the industrial side. They do not do enough toward dignifying in dustrial and agricultural labor and processes of agricultural thought and rural life. They lead to making our cities large in proportion to our country population. But that is a very minor mistake in comparison with their fail ing to arouse their pupils to greater possi bilities in farm life. The great question is, how shall we change ■ - - - ■ — p(*k - 5 / ,^^j s&]ls~J\ \ \ : "' AXD STILL THE MERRY DANCE GOES OX IX THE WHEAT PIT. 9? Attorney General McKenna wni Gi^ Hls yiews on DECISION. Monday. WASHINGTON, S-pJ. 2.— The attor ney general is devoting much of his •time this week to the preparation of his decision in the question involved in the interpretation of section 22 of the tariff law relating to discriminating duties. He is exhausting all the au thorities and careftil-y weighing all the arguments. It :.- I bable that the decision will cover all the questions involved in the section that have been iir 111 n llTi nil ITI A I l/^\/ A Radical Change to Be NEH GUBfIN FOLIGY. sawr-- TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 2— Brig. Gen. Enrique Collazo, of the Cuban army, has written s-everal letters to his family in this city on the situation of affairs in Cuba. The letters, though delayed, contain some interesting features. Un der date of Parras he writes: "We have just passed the electoral period with tranquility and the exercise of our rights of liberty. There were 15,000 votes cast in the Orienta, the eastern division, which is composed of the provinces of Camaguey, Puerto Principe and Santiago. The official board met at Mala Noch and declared the results. The following are the names of those who were elected by the First division: Enrique Collazo, Aurelo Hevia, Tomas Pardo, Manuel D'Eepra&ue, while from the Second Manuel Rodguez. Jose Fernandez, Jose De Castry and Oarlos De Cespedes were elected. We have not learned the result of the election in Carmaguey yet, but expect to march in that direc tion in about fifteen or twenty days. It is after this man* that we will have our preliminary meetings of those elected to the assembly. The final meet ing to select the new government will be held some time in September. I think we will make the change of gov ernment without any difficulty and hi conformity with the law. so that the outside world can see that, in the midst of this terrible struggle, we can live to gether as a free people, in the exercise of our just rights." In the next letter Gen. Collazo says: "We have just passed a terrible crisis. After nine months of drought we were without vegetables in the Orient and there were no cattle. There was no water. We have an excessive poyu ac tion in Holguin alone oS.OOO, and we wSe afraid this crisis would ha^e Prostrated us. But it was so that we were aWe to bring from Camaguey and Tunis great herds of cattle, wmch carried us over to the rainy season Now we have a great abundance of Vegetables and all of the necessities of life We are assured of the nnai triumph, which will soon occur i v ; e are helped from the outside, but later ff we are left to ourselves, success will that brought over these letters came the address of Gen Collazo. delivered to his constitu ent" upon his election as a delegate. The address shows that at a meeting of the assembly, which elects the new president and cabinet some time this month, a radical change will be made in the policy of the government. In his address he said regarding the change of government: "We have had until now a government of war. We need for the future a government of peace, respectful of the law and ener getically enforced. We must then create a government in which the three powers can act in perfect inde pendence, but at the same time help- J Ing each other as a guarantee of liber ty. "We will define by means of a most extended constitution the form of re publican government we need, secur ing to each state irs individual gov ernment The executive power should be vested in the president, who should be elected by the people, he having the full power to appoint his cabinet or ministry, being vested with a pow er over the army alsd. The legislative power should reside in the house of representatives, the members of which should be elected by popular vote, the house to perform its functions in a limited time, taking a recess and being the forni of instruction bo aa to aroTlfi* an in terest In the farm youth, Tor farm and do mestic science, in higher art in their work, and in developing the home and social life on the farm? How shall we give a better con nection between the rural school and the ris ing agricultural thought and literature prom ised to future generations of farmers? New York has inaugurated a new line of state aid to rural schools, by providing out lines for teachers to use in giving nature studies and instruction in rural affairs, and even the city schools are eagerly using these new practical helps to interest children in regard to the things, around them. The New York legislature provides a fund of $25,000 annually for this work in rural schools, and the experiments under way are attracting na tional attention. Massachusetts and other Eastern states are concentrating their schools by disbanding weaker rural districts and us ing teams to convey distant pupils to cen trally located schools, where a better equip ment of teachers and apparatus, can be main- Continued on Seventh. Pnge, referred to him, and there seems to be a strong probability that he forth-com ing decision will not decide the ques tion raised as to whether the omission of the words "act of congress" from the present section- repeals section 1-2'S of the revised statutes, thereby impos ing the 10 per cent discriminating duty on goods imported in the vessels of countries not exempt by express treaty stipulation. If not. it will be covered in som-e future decision. subject to a special call, for all of which the law should provide. It wiil call on the outgoing government or ad ministration to give an account of its actions or this should be demanded at any time the good of the country demands it. The judicial power should be independent, with tribunals in each state, which will intervene in all cases military as well as civil." FIXED THE MAYOR. "W'ejler'H Way of Celebrating His Arrival at San Moliolan. HAVANA. Sept. 2.— lt was officially an nounced today that a force of 206 Spanish infantry, commanded by Capt. Ponton, at Sunrise yesterday surprised an insurgent force, camped on the heights of Joro, prov ince of Pinar Del Ri:.. killing Twenty-five of the enemy and wounding several others. Thf Spaniards captured several prisoners, among them Col. Jose Palacios, who was wounded. Thirty firearms and a medicine chest fcil into the hands of the government trojp*. An other i?;-.anish column, while rec-ouuoitering on the hills of Rubi. killed twenty-four in surgents. Among the killed were three in- Eurcfnt officers.. Capt. Gen. Weyler, escortfd by a detach ment of cavalry from Madruga, passed through San Antonio and San Nicholas yes terday and camped for the night ai the plan tation of Aimstead, near Guines. this prov ince. On his waj through San Xi^holas the captain general fined the mayor of that place JIOO and imprisoned the military contract-, r at San Nicholas, both of them having been concerned in delivering incomplete rations to the troops. STILL TALKING SEALS. More ArgnmentH Before the Bering Sea Commission. HALIFAX. N. S., Sept. 2.— Mr. Bod well opened his address before the Bering sea commission this morning He asked the commission to consider Emperor William's Tender Lost. France Will Be Called Upon to Make Some Explanations. BERLIN, Sept. 2.— lt is asserted upon reliable authority thai the German government will demand from France an explanation of the dispatch sent by M. Meliiie, the French premier, in reply to the message of congratulation on the Alsace-Lorraine society upon the sign ing of the Franco-Russian alliance, in which M. Mellne expressed the hope of a reunion of Alsace-Lorraine with the French republic. Germany, it is said, al«o will demand satisfaction for the excesses committed before the German embassy in Paris on the evening of President Faure's return from his visit to Russia- The anniversary of the battle of was celebrated here with much le=s enthusiasm than usual, the evi dent desire being to divest the anni versary of all elements irritating to France. Flags were flying from the public buildings and the school chil dren were given a holiday. Still smarting under the completion of the Franco-Russian alliance, most of the leading German papers embrace the opportunity to convey to France a hint that she must abandon any idea of the restoration of Alsace-Lorraine. The Tageblatt says that when France shall have learned to accustom herself to this irrevocable fact the cele bration of Sedan day will be super- price two cKpr^-migM" ITS SESSION STDRPtY.^ m JJo Decision by the Njine Workers' Committee on the Arbitration Proposition. RESDLT OF THE CONFERENCE DOUBTFUL that the claims were not individual claims, but national. Mr. Bodwcil termed as absurd the claims of the United States that the money award ed by the commission would be paid to the queen of England as a trustt-t. He claimed that the queen received such money as a prerogative to be paid over to the individuals that had suffered. Mr. Bodwell contended that the question of compensation to in dividuals depended on damage done by seizure and the assuming of thtr rights of England by the United States must alone be taken into con sideration. He argued that, unless England can show international \vron&, that she would not have any case, however great the damage. It was no distinction between one individual and another in the claim. Any person domiciled in British territory and ow ing England temporary allegiance had a right to the protection of the Brit ish crown. Mr. Dickinson remarked that the British government in all its cases did not neglect to prc-ss their claims in regard to individuals. Mr. Bodwell, answering, stated that the commission had been established by a written agreement, and that th-> commission would have to consult that document to ascertain its position. The question is one of international law, and the speaker contended at. such the claims would have to be de cided. He claimed, as a second step, that the domicile of an individual de cided his nationality. .*— — SILVER SERVICE. Plate Presented to the Officers of the Gun»»o«t Wheeling VALLEJO. Cal. Sept. 2.— A silver service of WK) pieces was presented this afternoon to the gunboat Wheeling by the citizens of the city of Wheeling. The party of congressmen, ladies and citizens of West Virginia, who had come to California to make the presentation personally were brought from San Francisco by land ard were received at the quay wall by th* officers of the Wheeling and escorted on board the vessel. The crew was lined up on the main deck and the presentation speech was made by Hon. D. E. I'ovener. of West Virginia. Commander Debree responded ou behalf of the officers and men of the Wheel ing accepting the gift and expressing appre ciation of the journey of tju delegation of donors who had travelled so far on such a generous errand. At the conclusion of these ceremonies the guests were entertained at luncheon by the officers of the ship and were then shown about the Wheeling and the other ships and pieces of interest at the navy yard. The party started back for the city by tug late in the afternoon, amid salutes from em ry whistle abcut the place on land and water. Mine* imsy. IRON BELT. Wis., Sept. 2.— The mines at this, place are having the busiest season now for some years. The ore of a year's output has all been sold, and there are not men enough available to put to work on the stock pile. The Shores mine, which was closed sinji last winter, has again opened up. and gives employment to a number of men. The outlook for workingmen for the coming win ter is very good, although wages still hover low. fluous. The Democratic organs urge the abolition of what they term a use less celebration. The evening papers comment severe^ ly upon Premier Meline's want of tact in sending a reply to the message of congratulation <i the Alsace-Lorraine sccietj- upon the signing of the alliance, thus encouraging the members in an act which, from the German view point, involves high treason. It is be lieved, however, that the incident will be amicably adjusted by its being de clared a misunderstanding. PARIS, Sept. 2.— The attitude of the French press and public towards Ger many is distinctly more resolute than it was before the Franco-Russian alli ance was announced. Various rumors concerning the government's inten tions are in circulation, among others one to the effect that upon the reas sembling of the chamber of deputies M. Hanotaux will make an important speech on the subject of the alliance, which will be in the nature of a mani festo, and will reverberate throughout the country- It is also reported that the government intends to dissolve the chamber and appeal to the country in the assurance that the popularity of ; the Meline cabinet is so great that the whole radical opposition will be swept away. This effervescence Is apparent ly due to the celebration of the annl- 1 versary of Sedan today. At Pittsburg the Men Are Bitterly Opposed to the So=Called Hanna Terms of Settlement — Mob Law at Hazleton. COLUMBUS, 0., Sept 2.— The na tional executive board of »he United Mine workers has adjourned until to morrow morning-, without reaching a conclusion on the ; q of the Pittsburg operators and it is impossible to predict what will be done. The board had a stormy session this after noon, and there a] be a very decided difference of opinion among the members as to the best course to pursue. The proposition of the Pitts burg operators applies specifically to that district, but in effect all other dis tricts are concerned. The proposition is that the Pittsburg miners shall re turn to work at a 64-cent rate, pend ing arbitration, the conditions of the arbitration to be that the rate for min ing shall not be fixed at more than 69 cents a ton nor less than 60 cents. Un der such conditions, the miners main tain, they would probably not secure through arbitration, more than 65 cents.- The Pittsburg miners want 69 cents, and there is some doubt whether they could be induced to accept less without a vigorous protest and a long drawn out controversy. The miners' officials agree that they cannot act for the miners, and that the most they can do is to submit recommendations for acceptance or rejection by the craft. The operators and the coal miners' executive committee today met at 9:30 a. m with closed doors. All were present for the respective sides. The miners' officials declined to foreshadow any proposed movement in case of a refusal to accept the operators' proposition to open the mines at G4 cents per ton pending arbitration. They were willing to talk of general conditions and noth j ing else, except that they want the I agreement to hold good for a year. On the other hand the operators were very confident that the miners' officials would accept and refer the G4-cent rate to their constituent?. The operators are willing to make reasonable conces sions, which may cover a period of twelve months. Separate sessions were held tonight by the national executive board of the miners and the committee of the Pitts burg operators. Both meetings were of an informal natur-, but that of the miners' board was important. The members agreed to reject the proposi tion of the operators. It ,'ippears that the price to be paid for machine min ing is the principal stumbling 1. The operators offer to pay only uno ha!f of the price on pick mining f.>r machine mining and the miners de mand two-thirds. Were this objection i disposed of, it la doubtful, how ■ whether the other differences could be settled. The miners will offer no ! counter proposition, and the operators' committee is not empowered to make a new one. Another joint conference will be held tomorrow morning and both operators and miners will en deavor to arrive at a more perfect understanding of just what each side demands. A member of the miners' board stated tonight he thought some step might yet be taken toward a settlement, but had no definite idea along what line it might be. STRONGLY OPPOSED. PlttKhnrfj Miners Are Acniimt the Hanna Proposition. PITTSBURG, Pa., Sept 2.— Judging from surface indications, it seems rea sonably certain that President Ratch ford, of the United Mine Workers, and his colleagues in office will reject the offer of theoperators to return to work !at the 54-cent rate, p-nding ar : bitration. Great influence has been ; brought to bear upon the strike lead ers from this district to induce "them to assume such an attitude. The sen ! tinit-nt among the miners here is so in ' tense for "a 6n cuts or noth ; Ing* 1 settlement, that all the local labor ! leaders now in the city have advis 1 strongly for a continuation of th^ fight along the- present lines and to .the bit ter end. Secretary "Warner wind this morning to Ratchford that the miners here want 69 cents or defeat, and to submit the Hanna proposition, as it is called, to a vote would only en tail needless expenditure of time and money. The result, he said, would not be in' doubt for an instant. The min ers believe they have victory well within their grasp, and. having a firm, belief in the justice of their cause, they will not submit to anything that savors of temporizing or partial re treat from the original stand. The members of the district execu tive board are in hearty accord with this view of the case. One of the min ers' leaders said today: "There is an important phase of the present status of affairs which seems to have been entirely overlooked, but which will have a most important bearing upon the deliberations of the committees in Cflumbus. and upon the strike situ ation in general. At the last meeting of the national executive board Of the United Mine Workers of America a resolution was passed to allow the miners to decide by a referendum vote all propositions to settle the strike. Thereffwe. if the miners' leaders look favorably upon 'the operators' preposi tion of 64 cents pending arbi tration the matter will have to go to the miners all over the country for a vote and such procedure will not only entail a large expenditure of money, but it will consume a great deal of time. It is certain that it would require fully two weeks, perhar>3 longer, to get such a vote in. This referendum resolution in itself ta looked upon as or." . of the prr obstructions is the way of a S] compromise." ■£) w Van Eman. of Gastonville. manager of the Pittsburg & Chicago Gas Coal company, went to Washing ton . this morning for the purpose of securing deputies. The company, hr> Bays, is determined to start the mines Tuesday next, and the miners now oe ;ng the company's houses t&er# have been notified to vacate on ttiat day. as new men will be put in them unless the old force goes to work by that timp. Van Eman fears trouble and wants the deputies for that o Continue! on Third rsge.