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VOL. XLV. HO. 263. fiOCS ISLAXXD, n.T... SATURDAY, AUGUST 23. 1(37. T2Z3 CZI3s ROCK COUP HOW PREPARED That Will Make the News from the Pittsburg Strike District More Than Interesting. OPEBATOKS TO OPEN SOME MINES. Sfea from Ontalde the Dl.trlrt To U Em ployed to Work Therein A Move Quietly Made That May Result In Bloodshed ICatehford Replies to the Statement or the Mine-Owner Regarding Hie Poritlon on Arbitration, Etc-Huntand Italian Strik ing Near Ilaxelton. Fittsbuig, Aug. 28. Coal operators cf the Pittsburg district have rot been QFk'cp the past few days. The im pression in certain circles that there would be no attempt made to start the mine teems to have been established for a purpose and that purpose was to divert tho attention of the miners' of ficials. Jt has been definitely decided to start several mines along the Wheel ing division of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. Tho tnlimlnarks were all completed last night and a decisive move can be txprcted at most any time. It was Riven cut that the Cleveland operators had cne to their homes for the ostensible purpose of awaiting the result of the ft. Louis convention. Some i'f them went, but others did not. Taose remaining Lchir.J Were memlters of the newly appointed committee, whose duty it is to perfect the arrangements for Martini? some of the mines and in the tnd break the rlrlke. 1 Miule an Alllunre with the Railway. One of the llrst moves was to get in touch with tho railroad companies. The otlli Inls of tht railroudH at .once agreed to n-opemt'? with the operators In lirinKlng ulx'iit, if J'ohkII1i an era of iii llvily In the r.al producing industry of the Pittsburg tllHtrict. It was made very iippartnt that the railroads were losing :i larce amount of business and that they were fellow sufferers with the coal oH-rators. AftT this agreement was nndo the work of hiring Imiiorted labor was taken charge of by a special sub committee. One of the ptimlnal rea ons for selecting the Wheeling di vision of th- Jtaliimore and Ohio ; the fjet that the mines along this re-ad lmv been suppying coal for the loco motives of the rallrouil, and If coal I? rot furnished United States mnil trains ioul'1 not be run, ami the wheels of tho r.ational government would be inter fered with. Say 111 l.-n I'enr Violence. Henry FUwrsheiin is trying to git hl.s miner to asree to go to work at the '9-rent rate and says they will do so. but that they fear personal violence. To them he has made the proposition that be will care for their families In case they are killed. Other tKrators who are willing to pay S'J cents ! not think I'loersheim can get his men to work, nnd are rot going to make any effort to Hfart until the strike Ih over. Barring Mi-Sweeney's detective agency on rVmith avenue has been hiring men for the last day or two to go and guard mines, and is said to have secured over 100. James Jones & Sons have posted' notices at their Cathurg and Ivil mines to the effect that the mines would be started .up at the 6J-cont rate when ever the men are willing to go to work. About LOO miners are affected, and a meeting will likely be held to consider tho proposition. HATCH t'OKI TO THE OPERATORS. . Replies to the Statement That He Opposed a Conference on Arbitrator. Columbus, O., Aug. 2S. President Itatchford, of the United Mine Workers, yesterday issued a statement replying to the operators of the 1'ittsburg dis trict. The statement In part Is as fol low.: "on July 4 the strike was or dered by our executive council, and for fix long 'weeks tha operators mnde no ffort to bring it to a close, and then only by forcible methods. Their first meeting was held in Cleveland, where they determined to build stockades at ome of their mines in l'lttsburg, to em ploy I'inkerton detectives and use Gat ling guns, and to this end decided to bear Hie expenses mutually of 60,000 to tarry their plans into cperatlon. One week later tkey called a conference of tho miners' representatives to . meet them jointly and endeavor to settle the difference by arbitration. Jlad the op erators rally Intended to bring about a satisfactory solution cf this trouble they would have tirst met the miners, who are always rraJy to meet with them. The public Is advised by them that we are orposed to arbitration; that we decline to attend a conference, and in fact that we will do nothing that Is fair to end the present struggle: and further, that our organization Is being supported by operators In other states, who want to continue the strike, as well as various other thlnes calculated to Reyal asakes the feed para. wkilmsss aad eallrlaai. FSVDS. Aheoiutety "vre change the course of public" opinion. rrom me oegmning or this strike to the present time we have advised in favor x a comerence or all the fields in olved. and still Invi it ,.. never during that time been asked by the operators of any field to take part in a conrerence of any character. We have not opposed arbitrat inn nnA An not oppose It. but rather nnmu h. basis upon which it is offered. First, because It is not based upon a living rate of wages as proposed by the operators: second. lm9ncA ft t. proposed in one of the five states in- voivcu in cms suspension. State lines know no competition in the coal busi ness. Our strike covers a great coal field, and ouf men employed by opera tors many of whom have large interests in the various states nn,i ... i.l. .i , v. .acts IIIC position that if arbitration would settle una ijueswon it snouid be of a general character, and it must ba based unnn living rate of Bum" Pit.Kri.r te states the proposition made by the min ers at me l'lttsburg conference. It has been substantially covered In these dis- I'aieues. He then nroceeds? "TIip r-n our organization has the support of oth er operators, and ihnt ..mo r,t tho have assessed the miners to raise funds xo continue me strike or to Inaugurate is wnoiiy unfounded. Our miners, in every state where It is fminit rn. Venient, have their taxes to the organi sation deducted from their wages by the company who pays it over to the local treasurer. This custom prevails more acnorailv in Pennsylvania thnn eUewhere, so that there Is no room for the Plttshlir? riripratora tit mi.. r.K. lections to that which they themselves nave practiced. The representa tives of the l:,0.00O miners nnor nn ttrike are ready to' meet their employers it any time or place that may be con enient to them not as minora of nhin West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana or Illinois, but as miners of a great coal field, whose Interests everywhere are Identical." STRIKE LEADERS ARE ENCOURAGED. Relieve In an Early Settlement with the Striken fixing- the Term. Pittsburg, Aug. 2S. The mlnsrs' leas ers ore more encouraged than ever over the prospect' of an early settlement cf the strike in favor of the diggers. Efforts are now being directed to the mines along the Pennsylvania railway and the central fields of Pennsylvania. District President Dolan addressed a meeting at Claridge, Westmoreland county, Thurs day night, and the result was that the men decided to quit work. This means the closing of two mines of the West moreland Gas Coal company, the larg est company of the Pennsylvania rail way. President Dolan says the work will be systematically pushed and ex pects soon to have all the mints idle. He says six mines have been closed in the central field and that work-wTll be sus pended in the region within a short time. bheriir Dowry went to Hunola' yester day morning accompanied by several deputies,. and ordered the strikers off the public roads. An injunction was served on Captain Walker, who la ia charge, and also on several of the men. The operators are preparing to start their mines, but it is not likely any move to resume will be made until after the St. Louis oonvrnticn ar.d Labor Day. There was a riot at the Champion mines, Rob bins & Co.. near McDonald, yesterday morning. The company put a lot of men at work loading slack and a moh cf 500 strikers' wives drove them off with stones and clubs and then undid what work had beer. done. At the same time 1,0)0 strikers were cn the march in the neighborhood and are now camped at the mine waiting for another attempt to start the wciks. which will be made. STRIKE AT SOMK MORE MINKS. Hungarian and Italian llou the Job and i.OOO Men Are Idle. llazelton, Pa., Aug. IS. The expected strike at Van Wyckle's Colraine ar.d Beaver Meadow collieries took place yes terday morning. The Hungarians and Italians are masters of the situation, and 2.000 men are Wle pending the decision of the foreign clement. Thursday night the foreigners held a meeting, ar.d at a late hour they visited the homes of Uieir countrymen, pulled tbem cut of bed and delivered the edict. When the officials arrived at No. 2 colkry they found the mine door doped and a placard bearing the word "Stragk" placed upon it. This was the announcement of the strike. Two tiundred men marched to the ca nal, where they were joined by PJO more. Trey then went to the breaker. The bosses and ccal and iron police tried to stop them, but they were hustled aside and the breaker was cleared.. The car penters and blacksmiths were driven fro mthe shops. Four hundred strikers on their way from Uaver Meadow to Milnesviile marched through this city shortly before noon. The distance be tween Reaver Meadow and Milnesville Is six miles. The reporter for the Asso ciated Press talked with the leaders and it was learned that the Hungarians ar.d Italians wact to be recognized on the same basis as the English-speaking min ers. The English rr.ir.ers; they claim, get $ 1.9? per day; Hungarian!$1.50 and J1.65; the English laborers receive $1.50, and the Hungarians 11.15. When the Coleraine striker reached Milnesville last evening after passing throush this city they drove the 1.000 men employed there from the strlpplngs ar.d breakers, shutting down the mines completely. Tho excitement was Intense. The streets were crowded with' men and women, great crowds going from this city to Milnesville with the strikers. Laft r.ight a meeting was held and the Hungarians decided to stand by the Goleraine workers for an increase of wages. The English-speaking miners would go to work at once, but the for eigners are In a Urge majority and will not permit It. Slight Difference of Odlnion Here. Bloomir.gton, Ills.. Aug. IS. Of the 250 miners at Blocmington who struck five weeks ago ten returned to work yester day. The operators, say many mere will work today. The strike leaders say they will induce the ten men to quit today. What Hood's Sarsaparilla has done for others it will also do for van. j Hood's Sarsapsrilla curea all blood umuc. SLIGHTLY POLITICAL. Hugh Hanna Talks of the Pro posed Civilian Commission on the Currency. MEET AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. Movement Has the Indorsement of the Na tional Administration Suggestions la vited from AU Classes of People Presi dent McKlnley and Senator Ilanaa mt Cleveland President Attend the Ban quet of the American Bar AuociaUon. . Indianapolis, Aug. 23. The chairman of the monetary executive committee. Hugh H. Hanna, returned to this city last evening after an absence of three weeks, during which he bas traveled pretty much all over the country. At its meeting at Saratoga on Aug. IS this committee selected a currency commis sion of eleven men. The commission is made up of remarkably strong men rep resenting various sections of the coun try and many lines of business. Seven of the eleven appointed have accepted and the others have the matter under advisement and will be heard from in three or four days. The commission will be called together to organize and be gin work at Washington about the middle of September. A number of ex perts will be brought before the com mission and a large amount of historical information and suggestions that have been submitted to the executive com mittee will be turned over to it: At the same timeChairman Hanna invites sug gestions from people of all classes, giv ing assurance that they will be pre sented to the commission and given due consideration. He says the movement has the support of the administration. MAJOR M KIM.EV AT CLEVELAND. Gets There so Early as to Sxil a Kecep tion At a Rar Banquet. Cleveland, Aug. 2S. Because he ar rived in this city too early yesterday President McKinley spoiled a grand reception that had been prepared for him. As a sort of compensation for the disappointment of the people it has been arranged to hold a public reception this arternoon at 3 o'clock at theHollen den hotel. The president aad Senator Itanna regret that there should have been any disappointment. The laMer said last evening: '-I did not know that a single arrangement had been made for a reception or anything of the kind until our party had reached the bouse this morning." Senator Hanna said he received sev eral telegrams ia Duffalo yesterday ask ing him what time the president would arrrive in Cleveland, and to all of them he had replied that he did not know, for everything depended upon the weather. It was not certain the president would ome by boat until he went aboard the yacht. Mr. Hanna said he discouraged a public demonstration for the very reason that it could not be definitely Elated what time the president would reach Cleveland. President McKlnley was the guest of the American liar association at its banquet last evening. The pres ident entered the banquet hall after the speaking bejgan. He was accompanied by Secretary Alger and Senator Hanna. A seat had been reserved for him be tween the new and retiring presidents of the associations. After the applause which greeted the. president had sub aided the toastmaster announced that the executive committee had reported the election to honorary membership in the association of William McKinley. of Ohio. The announcement was" greeted by cheeri He made a brief speech. WAS SMUGGLED INTO THE BILL. Section 23 of the Tariff Art- -Senator Chan dler' Statement. Boston, Aug. 23. In a letter Senator Chandler, referring to the seetion of the new tariff law imposing a 10 per cent, extra duty on all foreign products com ing through Canada into the United States holds that the legislation was passed by writing It as new matter into a conference report, where it was adopt ed by both houses of congress without being noticed by more than those persons engaged in the scheme. The senator points out that the conference committee went beyend its powers when it inserted this important amendment into a clause of the law about only five words of which the senate and hous? had dis agreed. Continuing, Chandler says: "Fcr my self. I regret to say that I did not notice what the conferrees had done. Senator Cannon in open session asked whether they intended to do anything but settle differences between the two houses whether they iniended to put any r.ew matter into the Eill and Senator Allison replied emphatically that of course they did not. But the provision was inserted, and as no attention was called to it in the report it was passed without being noticed. Having had experience with conference reports, which should have warned me to read every word of this report. I have no excuse to offer for noV doing so. I hope to be forgiven by, my constituents, but I shall never for give myself." Mational Convention of Populist. Topcka. Kan., Aug. 28. The executive committee of the Populist state central committee has decided to delay issuing the address calling for a national con vention of Populists', socialists and allied political interests tmtil after the St. Louis meeting next Monday in the inter est cf the striking miners, because there Is a movement on foot among some cf those who will go there to call Just such a gathering. The St. Louis meeting -will, it is expected, be composed of people from every state and a call issued by that gathering it is stated would be mors effective than a call by the PipuIUt party cf the one state. lieala of Of-dea GoeleU Cowes. Isie of Wight. Aug. IS. Mr. Ogden Goelet. of New York, is dead. He expired on board his yacht, the May flower. The deceased had been ill for about (wp.mor.tba. BACK AGAIN TO TIE Rebuilt Remodeled. 324. 326, 328 Bra jy Stre Jt. There to receive our im mense new stock . of Furniture and Carpels Which will be the ohoic eit stock ever placed in Davenport. In the meantime we will1 dis pose o! the balance of oar former stock at ri diculously low prices, making bargains for those seeking bargains. Remember We Are at The Big Store. taper! Furniture Garnet go.. A MILE UNDER TWO MINUTES- Str 1'utntir lteata ail Kaeerda at I'aelng. Keadvilie, Mass., Aug. S3. Star Pointer paced an exhibition mile in one minute and fifty-nine and a quarter seconds. MINERS IN COMPLETE CONTROL Taa H r.k EUnatl'-m la II. Im Fa- TareaWn to Kesama. Hazeiton. Pa., Aug. 28. All the Van Wickles collieries at Beaver Meadow. Colerain and Milnesville are idle, and the strikers are in complete control. This morning an engine at tempting to remove a big train load of cars from Milcesville was prevent ed by the sttikers. Pittsburg. Aug. 28 The small coal operators in the Pittsburg dis trict, who are in tbe majority, are in revolt against the big 13'' or lake shippers, and threaten to pat the mines in operation at the rate demanded by the minors nest eek, if the miners' officials will allow their men to return to work. In stead of selling their product to the "big 13" as heretofore, tkey will forward to different markets themselves. Miners' President Dolan said if the small eperators could tho how they were going to sell coal onts:de of the syndicate, be would readily give his consent te their plans and resume work. Poisoned by m Btalm St. Im. Faduah, Ky.. Aug. 28. A report of a wholesale poUoning comes from Calloway eonnty. Eight persons ate ja melon stolen from a neighbor's patch. Seven are dead, and the Bad r.rtat Vlrtnl. 111. Springfield. Ill , Aug. 28 Early (this morning the entire south side of the square In Virginia. Ill , was de ttrojed by tire. Tbe loss is $200,-000r-4aurance. $65,000.- Tbe lire departments of SpringSeld and Jack sonville went to the assistance. 8mry Da. BH Wlf DjIbs;. Chicsgo, Aug. 23 Arthur Storey, who, with his wife, was shot last night by Henry C. Danker, a barber. I who boarded with them a n amber of j ears, and who was jealoas of Mrs. StnreT. died tnrfar. Th wnmaa ia not expected to live through the day. Xaw Oaa BaaSrcd H it Denver, Aug. 23 O B. Hacbem bereer, "Bat ermilk. Bdv." rode to !rsns and back, 100 miles, nn paced. ts a nours and J5 minute, establish ing a ner world's rosd bicjele rec ord. - ,. - a . ' Tas Akgds deilvarotl Tory rvea- log at your door at 10a a mm our Great Men's Wool $7.17 to the small Suits. worth 110, eo at sum of $5. No such values offered else, re Straw Hats less than half price Half Everything cut in price; must. have room for stock, which will be largest in the tri-cities. BALLENTINE CURES. Dr. Ballentine's True Home opathic Remedies Never Fail to Cure. Read His Book, Select the proper Remedy and Get Well. The following well kaown and responsible druggists carry a fall line at all times: List of DrasjSMa. bock nLaan. harper house pharmacy. If V RHV9II) VamI. ....... mw.A Twentieth street. A. J. RIESS, Fourth avenue dniff store. RAHT7 Jfc TT T WW m enue aad Tweatieth atraat. LOCIS A. SCHMIDT, Bereatb Avenue Pharmacy. nouns. SOHRBKCK BROS., Third avenue aad Six teenth street. His Remedies. The following are a few of his rem edies, and all are sold by your drug gist at the uniform price of 25c each: NO. 74 CURES LIVES COM PLAINTS, such as torpid liver, con stipation. jaundice, etc. NO. 54 CURES PILES, strength ens the weakened veins and allays and cures the internal inflammation. NO. 72 PILE OINTMENT, to be nsed ia connection with the Pile Care; an external application. Cares itching at once. KO. 30 CURES RHEUMATISM, sciatic, inflammatory, muscular aad lumbago. It gives immediate relief aad permanent core. NO. 66 NERVE CURE Re stores Lost Vitality, bailds up broken down tissnes. pate aew life in man, cures all nervous diseases. eALLENTCE HELIEDY CD, 21 QUINCT ST., CHICAGO. THIS IS THE LAST WEEK OF Clearance Tonr choice of Children's Salts, worth 13.60 to K. all go for 1.26. Aboat 90 Salts Im the lot. Jast the thine for School Salts ?.... fft gm - Zp5.UO Price The Coming Mr THE QUESTION OF BEER Seems a very simple cm, sal asost -people think that -beer is beer." That is a mistake. There is as much difference ia the quality of beer as there is la ear thing else oa the market. If yoa weatj good, pare leer, gat the Bock Island. ROCK ISLAND BREWING CO pnniccu a oca Painters and Dccoratora 7A?r2 CA1 -X ClT.r-a. eU, Sale Bike Suits, choice of any la the house for 16. Plenty left fj f " &5.00 our enormous fill rn in Kloato and Hon) Will be a very cold oaa. Be pared for It Doat be aaoomiot $ able and risk yonr health by aalags little grata or stove for beat. Tea can't get satisfectioa oat of them, to eay nothing of the eoal they bun. The cheapest, cleanest, and most healthy mode of heating a house Is by steam, or hot water. Let give you aa estimate of what It will cost yon. DAVIS CO. BBISI SV MaVMSl TO t?