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—OF THE 7ITY OF ST. PAUL. VCL. XXIV.- O. 222. BATTLE OF GIANTS IS ON IN EARNEST General Strike in Plants of the United States Steel Corporation to Begin Tonight. Trust Takes Decisive Action at Mc- Keesport—Orders the Dewees Wood Mill Removed. PITTSBURG, Pa., Aug. There were gravely important developments In the strike situation today. The United States Steel corporation moved decisively in its strike campaign With a peremptory order directing that the. great Dewees Wood plant at Me- Keesport be dismantled and removed to the Kiskimenetas valley. President (Jumpers, of the American Federation of Labor, after a two days' conference with President Shaffer and his associates, Issued a formal statement tonight specifically pledging the federa tion to the moral and financial support of the Amalgamated. Hi* written review Of the train of events leading up to the Industrial quarrel sustains the course of the Amalgamated association and de clares that nothing remains for labor but to battle for.the cause of unionism. The official announcement of the order to dismantle the Deweea Wood plant came this afternoon toward the close of an otherwise uneventful day and Its Im portance was such that It claimed the serious consideration of both sides of the great industrial conflict now being waged here. Persifer F. Smith, district manager for the American Sheet Steel company, made the formal announcement in the following statement: WOOD PLANT TO BE MOVED. - "I have orders from President McMur try, of the American Sheet Steel com pany, to at once tear down the Dewees Wood plant at McKeesport and remove same to Klsklmenetas valley. This I shall proccd to do immediately." The publication of the order was a gic-.it surprise and McKeesport received It at first with doubt. Actual prepara tions were made later In the day for the dismantling of the mill and there is lit tle room for doubt that It will be torn down and taken apart, piece by piece. The strikers heard the order In a spirit of defiance. They simply said that it showed the steel corporation was con v'need that It could not reopen the plant In the face of the opposition of the Am Igamated association. Strike leaders here said that the order was a bluff thai had been worked unsuccessfully be» fore and declined to take It seriously. A representative of the press showed Dis trict Manager Smith's statement to Presi de ii. Shaffer, but after reading It he de cl'nsd to talk about it. The steel of ficials declinetl to give any reason for the order, but It ls openly stated her* that the pronounced sympathy of citi sens and city officials at McKeesport With the strikers Is responsible tor It. It Is also sa-ld that the plant of the Na tional Tube company at McKeesport will be abandoned and the old Carnegie plan for a tube plant at Conneaut, Ohio, revived. The National Tube company had In contemplation Improvements at McKeesport of an extensive nature, but it is now said that, owing to their dis appointment at the fact that their men have been drawn Into the Amalgamated dispute and the policy of the people at McKeesport, they are seriously con a'd-ring a plan to remove. No official statement on the subject cctild be ob tained from any of the local officials. The Dewees Wood plant was founded about forty years ago and ls one of the best known plants in Pennsylvania. Its yards and mills cover between twelve and fourteen acres; It has employed 1,200 men at Its busiest times and its cost is placed at $5,000,000 by officials of the steel corporation. STATEMENT BY GOMPERS. President (Jumpers, of the American Federation of Labor, was at the strike 'headquarters again this afternoon with Secretary Morrison and was closeted witn the advisory board of the Amalgamated elation for more than three hours. 13.fore he left the meeting he gave his promise to support the strike, but it was not until] 8 o'clock that he gave out the following statement: "Since the arrival of Secretary Morri son, of the American Federation of La bor, and myself, we nave been in almost cwdnual conference with the advisory board of the (Amalgamated Association of Iron, Tin and Steel Workers. We made a thorough investigation of the present strike of its members, formerly in the employ of the United States Steel corporation and Its constituent branches; the causes which led to the strike the present situation of the country, and we unhesitatingly declare our judgment that the position of the, Amalgamated asso ciation Is absolutely Justified and essen tial to its continuance and effectiveness as a union of the workers in the trade, us well as the protector of the rights and .rests of Its members. "It is true that the Amalgamated as sociation In the first conference asked the United States Steel company to sign the union scale of wages for all the mills operated, owned and controlled by that company, but it Is also true that the request was withdrawn and one substituted so that the union scale should apply to those mills only In which the members of the Amalgamated associa tion are employed; in other words, •which are well known to be union mills. TRUST REFUSED TO SIGN. "Th's the United States Steel companj refused to concede, Insisting that the scale should apply only to those mills which were union last year, even refus ing to allow two mills to be included which, by a species of hectoring and systematic opposition" of the company, had become non-union during the year. "Even the first demand for the scale to be applied generally throughout the jurisdiction of the company was com mendable, for the obvious reason that an employer should be willing to pay a uniform wage to men who perform) like work: but realizing that a demand for those whom it did not fully represent was perhaps out of the o£««tion, the Amalgamated association orodifted its demanei to the extent already stated. '•It appears that the company took the p->s:tie n it did with an avowal that it would not allow the extension of the unie i! to non-unionists. Such a position and avowal are tantamount to declaring that, notwithstanding the growth of the craft; the organization had reached a Status beyond which it could not extend, "Now. any one at f,ll familiar with Industrial development and economic or gan ration is aware that organized labor aeivances or recedes, never stands still. It therefore follows that if the trust by Its great wealth, can prevent the extension and growth of the Amalga mated association it encompasses its dis- Integration and destruction. The only power then standing between the trust W& M. itottl (flflbe and the workers as a protector are the tender mercies of Its directors. Against such a calamity the sense of justice and humanity revolt and Against It wo aomemnly protest. ' PROMISE OF' SUPPORT. "We shall stand by the Amalgamated association in the present conflict to the full extent of our power, both morally and financially; we shall aid in every lawful way the men on strike or who come out on strike to maintain the work ers In their right to organize and the extension of their organization, so that, the only power which stands for their protection and advancement against the avarice of concentrated wealth may be periected and perpetuated. When the overweening rich combine for avarice, power and tyranny, is It not the duty of the workers to unite for home, justice, right and humanity? "If the trust should succeed In Its purpose to crush the Amalgamated as sociation, the victory would be dearly bought. "The fight of the brave Boers may end in their undoing, but the spirit of justice, the love of freedom and right suddenly looms up In another part of the world; these principle lind lodgment in the hearts of other men who will carry on the battle until they are enthroned In the conscience and every-day life of all peoples; so with the Amalgamated as sociation. The organization may be de mand in a contest but it will not be conquered. "The Amalgamated association will not be crushed; she will not be conquer ed; she must not even be defeated.'' President Gompers.would not say just what the Federation of Labor proposed to do, or in fact, anything beyond what was contained In the written statement Issued by him. It is presumed, however, that all of the federation men engaged in the iron and steel trades will be called out. Mr. Gompers and Secretary Mor rison left for Washington at 9:45 o'clock over the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. Tne Issuance of their statement cheered the strikers, who welcomed it as a. victory that meant much to them. Less than twenty-four hours must elapse before the general strike order of President Shaffer becomes effective, but In well In formed quarters here there is still doubt as to the men and properties that will be affected by the order. CLAIMS OF BOTH SIDES. Both sides are making claims as to the non-union mills and it is well nigh im possible to strike an, average on thetr contentions. Ihe mill managers say they are not alarmed about the men who go out under protest or simply through loyalty.to the union teca-use they say the hearts of the men are not With the strikers. They also Insist that the final showing on Saturday and Sunday will be far under the claims that are be ing made by the Amalgamated associa tion. President Shaffer would not talk figures today, but his associates were positive that their first claims were cor rect. The linal appeals to the men will be made at a series of meetings to be held tomorrow at which President Shaffer and the other leaders will be the speak rs. The: str—~ managers are claiming to night that they will be the greatest series of labor demonstrations ever held In this country. One estimate prepared here says that 45.C00 men are now Idle under the first strike call, and that the general call will increase the number to 125,000. Continuing, the estimate says: "The National Tube company has 30,000 workmen, the Federal, 18,000, while tho National Steel company has I.\o>Jo, mak ing a total of 125,000, as follows: Skilled men now out,' 20,000; others who are Idle as a result of the strike, 45.000; National Tube company employes, 30.000; Federal Steel company employes, 12,000; total If. - 000." . . "The plants which will be affected are the American Tin Plate company, Amer ican Steel Hoop plants. American Sheet I Steel plants, American Steel and Wire | mills. Federal Steel company's plants and National Tube company. ' Ohio will have 25,000 Idle men, Pennsylvania 17.000 Indiana 10.000, Illinois 30.000. making a total of 82,000, while New York, Michigan. West Virginia. Wisconsin, lowa and other states will have 43,000 idle men. It is impossible to estimate how many men will be Indirectly affected." . STRIKE CONTRIBUTION. Thirty Thousand Dollars From the Indiana Gas Belt. MUNCIE, Ind.. Aug. Tomorrow ,the fir.it cont iLutlon fr m iron mill employes of Muncie will be sent to Pittsburg to aid the steel workers' strike fund. Like packages wl 1 also be sent from Ander son, Marion, Elwcod and other Ind ana gas belt towns. About $30,000 will be sent from the gas belt. This Is in ad vance of any call being made for help. The donaters are employed by the Re public Iron company and the American Ri 1 Ing Milling company. Neither com pany is involve, d in the strike. STRIKES AXD STRIKERS. Chicago—lron molders state that the Ferguson foundry, owners have granted the strikers' demands. Mr. William Fer guson is one of the oldest members of the National Foundry association, and his surrender to the strikers Is regarded by them as the greatest victory they have won. San Francisco The marine cooks, waiters and bakers walked out today. There were seventy .of i them, sixty of whom were employed by the Pacific co'rst Steamship company. The steamship own ers say they can easily secure sufficient men to take the places of the strikers Unless the Teamsters' union interposes, an objection, the board of public works will begin to clean the streets Sunday, employing teamsters who own their own teams. Three vessels left port today with nan-union crews. Washington— new national labor or der, intended to bring together all classes of mechanics, helpers and laborers in the navy yards and arsenals throughout the country, was organized here last . night. The Navy Yard Employes* Protective association is the name chosen, but the word "arsenal"' will be added when the arsenal employee are taken' In. W. R. Craig, president; Walter. Meyer, vice president; Henry W. Miller, recording secretary; E. S. Morgan, financial sec retary, and C. Staley Klein, treasurer. Considerable dissatisfaction was express ed at the meeting at.the management of the International Association of Machin ists and the conduct of the strike for a nine-hour day,* although nothing was said that Indicated lack of harmony with th* principles of that association. SATURDAY MORNING,] AUGUST 10, 1901. THE HOBSONI2ING OF -, M. SANTOS"D UMONT ■ I I, jIBQ.Q-DQrf The Aeronaut—"Ah, the compensation of failure! I shall coutlnn c to be wrecked spectacularly." WITH ARMED FORCE VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT AN NOUNCES INVASION OF ITS TEH RITORY BY COLOMBIA UNDER THE MINISTER OF WAR Colombian Legation at Washington Unable to on I'm-m or Deny the News Situation on the Isthmus. WILLEIMSTAD, Island of Curacao, Aug. 9.—The Venezuelan government an nounces that a new Colombian Invasion occurred yesterday morning near Colon. The Invading force is commanded by the Colomiblan minister of war. .. . WASHINGTON. D. C, Aug. 9.—The Colombian legation had no news today to confirm the press report of a new Colombian invasion of Venezuela. Mr. Herran, the first secretary of tho legation, who ls now in charge during Dr. Sllva's absence, said: The point, at which an invasion is now feared is near the borderland, In the vicinity of Me!a river, south of the Lake of Maracaibo. - The Colombian minister of war is Gen. Gonzales Vallencla, who haa a good rec ord as a fighter and has rendered dis tinguished services during the guerrilla warfare of a year past, and Mr. Herran thought it quite likely that he had been called upon to lead the army of Colom bia Mr. llcrran is expecting almost hourly to hear from the Colombian con sul general at New York, and also hopes for some news to shed light on the situa tion on the Isthmus from the Incoming Colombian mail, which Is expected soon to arrive. Mr. Herran discussed generally the ability of Colombia to cope with an ac tual war with Venezuela. He pointed out that Colombia has a population of 5,000,000, against the* 3,000,000 of Venezue la, and an army or about 40,000 men, who have been for the most part In active service against revolutionary bands for the past year. • He expressed his earnest hope that a condition of actual war would not re sult from the present troubles, but be lieved his country to be fully able- to take care of herself In that emergency. As far as known, neither of the gov ernments Involved has addressed the United States government concerning the troubles on the Isthmus, nor has there been any occasion for this govern ment to address either of them In refer ence to the difficulty. UNCLE SAM MAY STEP IN. If traffic on the Isthmus should be stopped, it probably would bring about an inquiry by the United States govern ment to the government of Colombia as to the ability of the latter to cope with the sltuat'on, for the primary duty is on Colombia, and only when she falls will the United States sten In. When a similar trouble arose In 18S5 the United States did not act until the Colombian government requested action, making !t plain that the trouble had got beyond the power of its authorities. Neither the state nor navy departments were able to throw any light upon the press dispatch from Wlllemstad, stating that the Venezuelan government an nounced that a new Colombian Invasion occurred yesterday near Colon. . No further offical reports have come regarding the situation on the Isthmus and the officials appear content to rest for the present with what has already been done In preparing to protect Ameri can Interests. They do not regard the situation as serious, but desire ' to be ready if it should become serious. The battleship Wisconsin had not reported her departure to the navy department during the early part of the day, but It Is.expected that she will be on her way south . very soon. As San Francisco ls over 3,000 miles from Panama, the bat tleship probably will proceed further down the coast, probably to San Diego, Cal.. and there await developments on the Isthmus. The* navy department has not yet decided whether Commander Nathan Sargent will take the Machias all the way to the Isthmus or be succeed ed by some other officer. The state department has received a mall communication from Consul General Gudger at Panama dated July 17, stating an expedition In aid of the revolution ists had landed near the port of Mutis. He says ; reports are varying as to the number and equipment of the persons so landed but it is conjectured that the num ber is rather small. Persons in official position at Panama, who seem to be best advised, regard this expedition as a fore runner of others to be sent out as well as a method of causing a more general uprising among - the • Liberals along the isthmus. The consul? general does not know whether affairs on the isthmus will become serious, but is of the opinion that if there should be armed forces pres ent as there were a year: ago, personal and property rights would be In danger. BULLETIN OF ' IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY Weather Forecast for St. Paul: :V 7 ; Fair; Warmer. I—General Strike Begins Tonight. Ireland Discusses Strike. Venezuela Is Invaded. .—.•«- Kitchener Issues Proclamation; 2— Commission baked. New Building Laws. Smooth Thief Arrested. "" No Help for St. Pnnl Roads. City's Milk Consumption. 3—Finances of North Dakota.' Reply of Judge Noyes. Weekly Trade . Review. News of the Northwest. Editorial Comment. Dcs .Moines J», St. Paul O. ' Game* in the Big Leagues. General Sporting Gossip. ii— Railroad* Win S. I). Rate Case. News of the Railroads. Globe Popular Wants. 7— Grain and -Provision Markets. September Wheat, TO 5-S®:t-<lc. Bur Silver, 58 3-Sc. Stocks Weaker. 7 N-Wailins for Iron. Wheat Crop In Good. Lectures on -Egypt. School for Hebrews. • WEATHER FOR TODAY. Minnesota and lowa—Fair Saturday and Sunday; warmer • Saturday; light northerly winds. - v/ Wisconsin—Fair Saturday and Sunday, warmer; light northwesterly winds. North Dakota and South Dakota— Fair and warmer Saturday; Sunday, fair; southerly winds. - " Montana—Fair Saturday and Sunday; cooler in western portion Saturday; westerly winds. .St. Paul — Yesterday's observations, taken by the United-States weather bu reau, St. Paul, P. F. Lyons, observer, for the twenty-four hours ended at 7 o'clocK ■ last night—Barometer corrected for tem perature and elevation:- Highest temper ature, 72;. lowest temperature, 60; average temperature, 66; dally range, 12; barome ter, 29.73; .humidity, 82; precipitation, .58; 7 p. m., - temperature, 66; 7 p. m., wind, northwest; weather, cloudy. Yesterday's Temperatures— - •SpmHlgh. I »BpmHlgh Havre .80 -82 Huron ...76" 7» I Med. Hat.... 78 '.' 82 Kansas City. .72 82 I Pr. Albert ...62V,; 701 Marquette ....53 64 S. Current ..78 80 Minnedosa ...64 on! Williston .'1..76-•':-76 Montgomery .82 92 ! Abilene .947 V 96 Montreal 56 72', Alpena :v......"62.;.'. «2jNashville 87 92' Battleford....?^ 74; New Orleans.B4 90' Bismarck ....72 76 New York ..74 82 . Buffalo ;.;... 68 §78 Norfolk .- SO 90 Boston- ......70 • .so!Nejrth-Platte.B4 90 ■ Calgary ..:....C6-V-72 Omaha V....... 82 86 Cheyenne 76 jtlParkersburg .88 94 ' Chicago. 72", 90 Philadelphia .74 86 I Cincinnati -V.-.90i- 98 Qu'Appelle ..54 74! Cleveland :;;.■. 863 92,' Frisco .........56 62! • Detroit'-...V.-:;B<LBl'St. Louis ....92 % Duluth .,V.56 Salt Lake ....88 90! Edmonton,..',.7o .76 .Ste. Marie ..54 54 Grand Haven.7o 74 Washington ..82 90 j Green Bay ..72 76 Winnipeg ....72 .81 Helena 80 '»!.;• - •Washington time i(7 p. m. St. Paul.) River Bulletin-^-. Danger Gauge Change In Stations. Line. [Reading. 24 Hours. St. Paul :..14 2.8 - —0.1 Davenport 15 " j 3.2 0.0 I a Crosse ........10 ..3.6 —0.2 St. Louis .........30 . V 6.7 —0.3 River forecast till 8 P- m. Saturday: The Mississippi will change but little in the vicinity- of St. Paul. OCEAN LINERS. New York— Arrived: Laurentian. Glas gow and Londonderry; Auguste Victoria, Hamburg. Havre—Arrived: La Champagne, New York. i Browhead— Passed: Etrurla, New York for Queenstown and Liverpool. Boston—Arrived: J New England, Liver pool. , .--; ■ - Kinsdale—: Cuflc, New York for Liverpool. Cherbourg—Sailed: Colombia ("from Hamburg and Southampton), New York. Yokohama—Arrived: Braenar, Tacoma for Vladivostok, etc. : Calcutta—Arrived: Almond " Branch, Port Blakeley, via Muroran. Hongkong—Sailed: Flintshire, San Fran cisco. • . ?■.-'- London— Sailed: Manltou, New York. Moville— Sailed: Furnessia, from Glas gow, New York. V I seel for Wife Murder. TACOMA, Wash., Aug. o.—Eben L. Br Ice waa executed here this morning for w'fe murder. He collapsed;when sum moned for the march to the gallows, and was revived, and as ■he stepped ;on the scaffold, said: "I ,am . a soldier still." His neck was broken by the fall. V-^ ; ARE TO BE BANISHED KITCHENER ISSUES FORMAL PROC LAMATION AGAINST BOBR FORCES IN ARMS ARE GIVEN UNTIL SEPT. 15 To Come in nnd Surrender to the Authority of His Majesty King '■■: _, Edward VII. Under Pain of Exile. LONDON, Aug. 9.—A parliamentary pa per has been Issued containing the proc lamation issued.by Lord Kitchener Aug. 7, In accordance with instructions from the Imperial government, the governments of Cape Colony and Natal concurring. 1 he proclamation -says: "All commandants, • field cornets and leaders of armed bands,' being burghers of the late republics and still engaged in resisting his majesty's forces, whether in the Orange Colony, the Transvaal or other portions of his majesty's South Af rican dominions, and all members of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal, shall unless they surrender before Sept. 15; be permanently banished from South Africa. The cost of maintenance of all families of burghers who surrender by Sept. 15 shall be. recoverable from such .burghers, and shall be a charga upon their property removable and Immovable in the two colonies." .; The preliminary correspondence shows that the proclamation la based upon sug gestions which the governor of Natal for warded to Colonial Secretary Chamber lain July 24, and the date Sept. 15 was recommended by Lord Milner. The rea sons of the government for the proclama tion of Lord Kitchener, of Aug. 7, are set forth in a preamble to the proclama tion as follows: LENGTHY PREAMBLE. '^Whereas, The late Orange Free State and South African republics have been annexed to his majesty's dominions, and, whereas, his majesty's forces are and have been for some considerable time In possession of the seats of government of both the aforesaid territories, with their public office's and the; whole machinery or administration, as well as the whole of the principal towns and the whole of tho railways, and \ "Whereas, A great majority of the burghers of the two late republics to the number of 35,000, exclusive of those who have fallen In the war, are now either prisoners or have submitted to his majesty's government and are living peaceably In towns and camps under con trol of his majesty's force, and, "Whereas, The burghers of the late re public, still In arms, are not only few in number, but have lost almost "all their guns and munitions of war "and are .1. --void of every military organization, and are therefore unable to carry on regular warfare or to offer any organized resist ance to his majesty's forces in any part of the country; and, ••;;; ;.-v,-'. "Whereas, Those burghers who are still in arms, though unable to carry on reg ular warfare, continue to make Isolated attempts upon small posts STi.T detach ments of his majesty's forces, to plunder or destroy property and to damage rail way and telegraph lines; and. "Whereas, The country is thus kept in a state of disturbance, checking the resumption of agricultural and industrial pursuits; and, "Whereas, His majesty's government Is determined to put an end to a state of -things which is aimlessly prolonging bloodshed and destruction and Inflicting ruin upon a great majority of the in habitants, who are anxious to live In peace and earn a livelihood for them selves and their families; and, "Whereas, It" is Just to proceed aga'nst those,- still resisting, especially against those persons who, being in a position of authority, are responsible for the contin uance of the present state of lawlessness and are instigating their fellow burghers to continue their hopeless resistance to his majesty's government." Then follows the proclamation as given above. STEYN TO CONFER WITH KRUGER. 7 PARIS. Aug. 9.—lt was reported on the bourse today that Mr. Steyn,'the former president of the Orange Free State,- will shortly join Mr Kruger In Holland, with a view of reaching a definite understand ing in regard to the peace overtures. DUMONT UNDISCOURAGED. Has Ordered a Serf Envelope for Hl* dirigible Balloon. PARIS, Aug. 9.— Santos-Dumont, finding that the envelope of his balloon has sustained so much damage that It is inadvisable to sew it together, has or dered a new one, work on which has al ready begun. wUI have about the same volume as the one which burst yester day, but instead or being cylindrical In form, It will be ellipsoidal. M. :la Cham bre. who Is making It, constructed the balloon for the Andre polar expedition. He promises that the new envelope will be ready Sept. 1. PRICE I TWO CEXTS-J&&&%« IRELAND TALKS OF MERITS OF STRIKE Archbishop of St. Paul Discusses Respective Rights of Unionists and Non-unionists. The Strike Is at Times the Work • man's Only Weapon Against the Greed of Capital. NEW YORK, Aug. 9.—This afternoon Archbishop Ireland passed through New York, returning home from the aCthollc Total Abstinence convention at Hartford. To the representative of the- Associated Press he said the report in some N*w York papers to the effect that be had bee"n Invited to make efforts tending to wards the settlement of the strike, or that he had himself the Intention of put ting himself forward in tills connection, was utterly unwarranted and without foundation. No one had suggested to him that he might do any work in that direction, and he had never for a moment Imagined that it was proper for him to offer himself as capable of doing any. Being further urged to express an opinion upon the present strike and st Ikes In gen eral, he said: THE ARCHBISHOP'S POSITION, 'In common with all citizens, I cannot but deeply deplore occurrences Of this nature. A strike Is always a thing most regrettable, and only under most ex traordinary circumstances may It be countenanced. A strike riot only Infllctst most serious injury upon parties Imme diately concerned In it, whether employ ers on- employes; it disturbs the business of the country, Interrupts public prosper ity, opens the way to bitterness of feel ing between classes and endangers social pence. "The effects of a strike weigh espe.-* dally upon the worklngmen who through it are nut out of employment, and upon their families. Employers far bettetr than employes can bear the burdens resulting ireun a strike; employers suffer largo financial loss, but to them such losses arej comparatively small, and are shares of their expected revenues, while the losses brought to employes take from these all thai tihey have and open before them the door.to. suffering that will be long last ing, it not to starvation Itself. "Or course, to employes entering will ingly into a strike, the matter is one that IS their personal concern, and others have but to concede to them their legal rights to act In such matter as they will. Men are the masters of their haneV* and or their labors; the liberty is their* to work or not to work, provided they under stand th.- Consequences that follow and are- satisfied to accept and endure such consequences. WORKMAN'S ONLY WEAPON. "Not only indeed is this liberty at all times theirs, but we must furthermore grant that' occasions may arise and do arise when a strike, however serious the consequences for the Workmen, Is a means and at times perhaps the sole SAYS HE DIDN'T RESIGN FOLLOWERS OK (ii:\i-i bgos' EX- MAYOR MAKI2 TR 01/11LK Mob Invadex Hie City Hail mid In timidates the Council— Of the Constitutional Convention. HAVANA, Aug. 9.—The military gov ernment recently ordered the ayunta mlento of I 'i. legos to elect a mayor In the place of nor Veeta, who ten dered his resignation about th.- middle of last month In consequence of dlifl cultles arising out of the reorganization of the Clenfuegoa police. The resigna tion- was accepted at the time, but, to the surprise or the military government, Senor Veeta now insists that he did not resign. -'■■ ....-'-■'. When the ayunrtamlento was I, out to proceed to an election a mob favoring Veeta entered the city hall and intimi dated the council, which broke up in disorder. It Is understood that interested par ties are urging the mob to make trouble, and orders have been issued from Ha vana detailing fifty of the rural guards of Clenfuegos to keep order In the pre cincts of the city hall. The constitutional convention at to day's seslon went forward rapidly with the electoral bill, sixty-one articles out of a total of 168 laving now been ap proved. The principal change from the original text is in the number or votes required in order to propose a candidate for election. HENRY OF ORLEANS DEAD scion OF THE bourbons passes AWAY IN COCHIN CHINA. SAIGON, French Cohln China, Aug. '.>. —Prince Henry of Orleans died at 3:20 p. m. today. Frlnce Henry of Orleans was the oldest son of the Duke of Cbartre* and a cousin of the Luke of Orleans. He wan born in 1867 and was not married. The prince had been dangerously ill for some time past. He was on his way to the United States, by way of San Francisco, and was to have passed some time at New port this fall. His name has been men tioned as a suit for the hand of a well known American heiress and at one time he figured as a suitor for the hand of the eldest sister of the young king of Spain, the Infanta Mercedes, who was married in February of the present year to Prince Charles of Bourbon, son of the Count of Caserta, NEED OF FAST CRUISERS DEMONSTRATED BY BRITISH NA- VAL MANEUVERS. LONDON, Aug. 9.—The Outlook, com menting today on the naval maneuvers, says: "Undoubtedly the admiralty's rea* son for-winding up the -campaign in a week, instead of ten days, was because of the sufficiency of unpalatable truths forced home. They did not care for further demonstrations in the same line." The paper also says the chUif lesson OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY OF ST. PAUL. means, through which rights appertain ing to them, and which are Of Vital im portance to their ultimate welfare can be secured. Whether, even under this a.s pee t of tilings, strikes may be allowed or eve commended, is a question to bo determined by close examination eif tne circumstances of each particular strike, i am laying down general principles of ethics not deciding the merits of any particular case. But while the right ti> enter upon a strike is, and must I* con ceded as a right belonging to the personal freedom of workingmeu, this much mu»t ever bo demanded and in the name of the same principle of personal freedom under which men act who refuse i,. work —that they who cease tO work must In no was Interfere with the* liberty c.l t tit ers who may wish to work. The per sonal fre-elom of the Individual cltUen is the most sacred and precious Inheritance of Americans, The constitution and the law authorise It; the spirit of the tenan try proclaims it; the prosperity of tho people, the very life of the nation re quire it. MAN'S RIGHT TO WORK Whatever the Interests at take that or tin personal freedom of the individual outranks them all, and this must b.» b us tan., d even 11 those are to be sacrificed Neither state nor fellow citizen may In terfere with my persona] liberty. This Is the very core of Americanism. This Is the aching, positive and clear, of nutu ral nnd of Christian ethics. It Is not for me to dispute the benedlts that may I- believed to accrue to the worklngman from labor unions; nor am l prepared to say from Information that con to mo through wspapera that in the present strike: unions pretend to shorten personal freedom of men that do not Join their ranks. But this must be ever emubntl . all) asserted and maintained na j.n In violable principle, th.it turner much labor unions may have reason to wiu. n their muster in. and how. much they have the legal and moral light to do tins through paclilo and persuasive methods, they must not attempt to wrest from men outside their ranks the right to work, or to seek to coerce them Into Inactivity by Illegal or unjust attacks upon their civil and -moral freedom. Equity and law are superior to the per sonal welfare or an Individual e>r of ag gregations of Individuals, and equity and law demand that the personal freedom of the citizen, whoever ho Is, be made sacred and secure So long (is this free dom is respected, the ejuestlons evoked in the present strike may be left, in my opinion, to the men, employers or em ployes, who are directly concerned In It. although meanwhile all cltlxi have many reasons to hope and pray that brotherly love and calm counsel will pre vail, both among employer! arm em ployes: and that peace will soon again Ign In the land." learned was the Imperative need of swift cruisers, and there was a glaring de ficiency In the home squadron in that respect. It points out that the defense} squadron's maneuvers were practically the same, that It would have been called on to guard the channel in case of ac tual hostilities, The attacking fleet was inferior numerically, but superior In mobility. It held the channel commerce at its mercy from the declaration of hostilities, and whipped the defenders by sections through the ' possession of swift cruisers and destroyers, which sailed around the home squadron. The* Critic urgently appeals to the ad miralty to double the strength of tho cruiser squadron and to Increase the speed or tim new battleships to the ut most limit possible without affecting their gun and armor efficiency. An interesting detail Is the fact that the enemy's cruiser spies secured a mass of information regarding the de fense movement by picking up the home Squadron's wireless messages. FUNERAL OF HIS SISTER I3DIVARD VII. AND QI'EKX ALEXAN DRA START roil khomii:m<.. LONDON. Aug. o.—King Edward, Queen Alexandra, Princess Victoria, Prince Nicholas of Greece and a distin guished official party left London tonight for Port Victoria. All win sleep '•'. board the royal yacht that awaits the king, end sail for Flushing tomorrow morning. Their majesties will be welcomed on their arrival at Flushing ny \icc Ad miral Kennedy and other high naval per sonages. There will bo no salutes, how ever, or other demonstrations. The royul party will proceed to Kronberg and thence to Potsdam for Ufa funeral next Tuesday. KRONBERO, Aug. 9.—At noon today the church bells solemnly tolled the knell of the Dowager Empress Fredericks Simultaneously there was a similar ob servance In every Protestant church throughout Germany. Except for the fact that the flags were at half mast, Kronberg today resumed Its normal air of midsummer Quietude. At the Kaiserhor Interest centers in tho preparations for the torchlight proceSJle.n Saturday evening. The children's choir of the Berlin cathedral will furnish the music for the service in Kronberg church Sunday afternoon. Emperor William today drove to Saal burg, where he spent some" time in an Inspection of the restoration of the old Roman fortress there. Later he was in consultation with Count yon Bu«-i re garding the reception or Count ron WVI -dersee tomorrow. Emperor William has ordered that the Arrangements for the naval maneuvers set for next week be canceled. POISON IN CORNED BEEF. Sixty Young Women Are Taken lt»n geroamly ID. CATS KILL, N. V., Aug o.—The girls' summer camp here was In a panic today. Sixty young women, mostly residents of Albany and Poughkeepsle, were sudden ly' taken alarmingly ill, displaying symptoms or poisoning. On inquiry It was found that the girls had partaken of corned beef,. not the canned variety, however. Physicians say they will re cover. The camp was established here two years ago by Mrs. Harriet Christie, of Albany, for working girls.