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wholesome and delicious. POWDER Absolutely Pur© ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK. LABOR LEADERS The Conference at St. Louis Opened With a Fair At tendance. Considerable Controversy Over Naming- a Committee on Resolutions. General Sentiment That There Will Be No Strike of Sympathy. BT. LOUIS, Aug. 31. -E. V. Deba of Terre Haute, Ind., M. O. Ratchford of 3f Columbus and W. D. Mahou of De roit, were among the delegates to the labor congress who arrived early and registered at the La Clede. Mr. Debs, who is not a representative of any or ganization, comes on the general invi tation, and will, of course, give his ad vice if called upon. "Of course you know I'm out of it," said Mr. Debs. "I ai& no longer affil iated with any labor body, but have come simply as a guest of the confer ence." Mr. Debs would not venture an opin on the probable outcome of the confer ence. "Is there any possibility of a sympa thetic strike?" was asked. "I hardly think so. In fact these delegates are not empowered to order a I'rike. They can do no more than re port back to their respective bodies the the sense of the conventior." "Government by injunction," Mr. Debs went on to say, "as exemplified in the great struggle of the miners, has been carried to the extreme, and the people are revolting. I expect the con vention will take some very decisive action in this matter." Ratchford Hat, a Plan. tfir. Ratchford has a plan whicfc 1M will probably present to the conference, calling upon every working man and woman in this country to contribute one day of their wages to further the relief of the striking miners. This money, fie thinks, will amount to $1,000 and $2,003 per day. Part of this fund will be used to keep men at work among the strikers in the Pittsburg district, where the operators propose to start their mines with non-union men. In other words, the camps there will be maintained with the hope of eventually influencing those now at work to quit. Among the other arrivals of the morn ing were jantes O'Connell, represent ing the city branch of the American Federation of Labor, Chicago S. J. Meserall of the Industrial Council, Kan sas City Victor L. Bergen, with cre dentials from the Social Democracy of Milwaukee, and Frederick F. Heath, representing tho street railway men, also of Milwaukee W. D. Ryan, vice president of the United Mine Workers of Iilinois Jacob Tazelaar, from the Brotherhood of Painters, Chicago B. P. O'Neill, Rich Hill, Mo., Johu Mitchell, Spring Valley, Ills., John Wallace, Scummon, Kan., and Joseph Pollard, Eellevilie, Ills., all members of miners' organizations. Much disappointment is expressed at headquarters over the non-arrival of Samuel Gompers, but it is believed he will yet put in an appearance. It was reported that Mr. Gompers had con ferred with Mr. Ratchford at Columbus and that he would be present at the day's meeting. It is believed Mr. Gom pers will be in St. Louis in the after noon. Social Democracy Has a Following. The intense heat has given way to refreshingly cool weather. As to what the convention will do none of the dele gates seem willing to forecast. There is no denying the fact that the "social democracy" movement headed by Mr. Debs has a large following, and it would not be a surprise to see that new venture gain control of the meeting., It is known, however, that an effort will be made to amalgamate all the brother hoods represented, and to this end a resolution looking to the appointment of a general conference committee will be presented some time during the con tention by Mr. Steinbis of St. Louis. "My idea is," said Mr. Steinbis, "to have on« or tyro dglfgateg from each ESTABLISHED 1890. MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA TUESDAY, AUGUST 31 1897. branch of organized labor form a gen eral conference committee. While I hardly think such committer, if ap pointed by the conference, will do any thing at this meeting, they will get to gether later. By that time ours will have crystallized and 6ome platform upon which a general amalgamation of labor could stand would be formulated. We must be united." It is not expected that the convention will do anything during the day beyond perfecting organization and appointing a committee on credentials. Temporary Organization Effected. Shortly after 11 the convention was again called to order. W. B. Prescott, president of the National Typographical union of Indianapolis, was chosen tem porary chairman. Mr. Prescott then appointed the following committee on credentials: Mr. Ratchford, James O'Connor of the Machinists, Chicago Grant Luca of the Central Labor or ganization, J. R. Sovereign and W. D. Mahon. Considerable controversy arose over the naming of a committee on resolu tions, which, although the convention was not permanently organized, was moved by one of the delegates. There were amendments to the effect that the convention adjourn till 1 o'clock, and that the hour be made 2 o'clock, and in the midst of this parliamentary tangle Delegate Sovereign shouted: "I'm sick and tired of resolutions. This is the time for action. I move, Mr. Chairman, that the motion to ap point u committee on resolutions be amen S.-d to read **on resolutions and on plan of action." This brought oat a flood of amend ments and motions but the whole mat ter was finally tabled, and the meeeiug adjourned until 2 p. m., at which hour the report of the committee on creden tials will be presented. Knew Nothing About It. When asked as to the truth of the statement reputed to have been made in Pittsburg by M. P. Carrick, president of the Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators, in regard to the mobiliza tion of idle miners at Pittsburg, Presi dent Ratchford of the United Mine Workers of America, said: "I know nothing about it have never heard of such a plan being proposed it may have been without coming to my attention, as I have been away from Pittsburg for some time." GAINED MANY RECRUITS. Strikers Make Good Progress in the West Virginia district. WHEELING, W. Va., Aug. 31.—The strikers' camp near the Montana gained not fewer than 50 recruits during the day, all of them men who have been working, but the operators were on the lookout for desertions and had nearly as many new men to go into the mines. In the New river region a few men were brought out, but the district is working practically full. Kanawha valley work ing forces show some decrease, but the agitators had that region pretty well tied up before. At Clarksburg the op erators have been chafing because their mines were tied up early, while Fairmont carried off a good part of their trade. Thus far no effort has been made to itart the Clarksburg mines, but it is given out that unless the old men re turn to work before the end of the week, the operators will begin import ing men next week. The Clarksburg strikers are firm, and are not likely to accept the offer. Mine and labor, lead ers generally take but little stock in the St. Louis meeting, except it may aid the miners in cash. They do not believe an order for a general strike could be enforced, and, as for amalga mating all labor unions and starting a political movement, not more than the most preliminary steps can be taken. SMALL OPERATORS TO MEET Plans Will Be Formulated to Start Their Mines at the OU-Ceut Rate. PITTSBURG, Aug. 31.—A meeting of coal operators who do not ship to tho, lakes has been arranged for, when plans will be formulated to start their mines at the 69-cent rate, if permission can be secured from the miners' offi cials to allow their men to return to work. Many operators who are in sympathy with the movement are' ufraid to join in the meeting and prefer to await the result of the heavy operators' plan to break the strike by importing men. The lake shippers have little to say regarding their plans except that they are going ahead and will carry out their original intentions. Those talked to admitted that such a move was contemplated and that the small operators might force the others to concede miners' demands. Killed by a Neighbor. MORTON, Minn., Aug. 31.—Charles Keene, a bachelor living on his farm six miles south of this place in Red wood county, was shot and killed by Gus Metag, a neighbor. Four revolver shots did the work. Will Include Lord Beresford. LONDON, Aug. 31.—The forthcoming promotion^ will include the raising of Lord Charles Beresford to the rank of rear admiral. Lord Charles is at pres ent a captain in the royal navy. Erastus Corning Dead. ALBANY, N. Y., Aug. 31.—Erastus Corning died of apoplexy, aged 70 years. He was descended from Samuel Corn ing, onoe governor of Massachusetts, and wan one of the wealthiest men in the stat*. His charities were numeroog. ON COPPER RIVER fifty From fas Angefes Claims to Have a Better Thing Than Klondyke. Portland Brought Down bnt Little More Than Half a Million. Mfffe Warnings From Com spondents Against Going This Winter. PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Aug. 81.— The steamer City of Topeka, which sailed at an early hour for Alaska, took a party of 25 from Los Angeles, Cal., who will leave the Topeka at Sitka, and take passage on the steamer Doria for Copper river, which they will fully prospect. The party is headed by J. D. Brooks of Los Angeles, who went into the Copper river country 18 months ago. Each of the 25 men has a full provision outfit for 16 months. Brooks says the Copper river country is richer than the Klondyke. His party will be augmented in September by 130 men, all from Los Angeles. OXLY HALF A MILLION. Treasure Ship Portland Wan Not Very Heavily Laden With Gold. SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 31.—The steamer Portland arrived here at *8 a. m. The vessel carried 133 miners, each of whom brought only a small part of his stake. The total amount of dust on the vessel is perhaps $575,000. The Portland was delayed by the failure of the P. B. Ware to arrive at St. Michaels and by a storm on the North Pacific coasts. Among the miners on board, with the total amount of their mining profits, part of which were brought with them, are the following: J. Rowan, $50,000 Jim Bell, $45,000 Joe Gold smith, $35,000 H. W. Powers, $35,000 W. W. Caldwell, t35,000 W. Oler, $30, 000 C. K. Zilly, $25,000 F. W. Cobb. $25,000 W. Zehn, $15,000 A. Buckley, $10,000 M. S. Lansing, $15,000 B. W. Farnham, $10,000 M. R. Camler, $15, 000. Best Claims All Taken. The common report among returning miners is that there is nothing in the country now worth having that has not been staked off, and that the owners will refuse fabulous prices for their claims. No new discoveries are reported from the upper countries. The hillside abut ting on the richest claims on Bonanza and Eldorado have been staked off and several quartz claims have been filed upon them in the same vicinity. The rock taken out of the quartz claims is rich, but the hillside claims are not showing up much. It has been stated that the North American Trading and Transportation company brought $750,000 from their various stores on tho Yukon, but this cannot be verified. It is generally un derstood that the company would not bring out its money until the next trip of the Portland, when she would be convoyed by a United States revenue cutter. Frank Novak on Board. C. C. Perrine and F. A. Novak, two of the passengers, are the most interest ing men of the party. Perrine is a de tective. In February last he was given a protograph and told to find its orig inal. Accompanying the photograph was an accurate description. Omaha was the starting point of the trail and he chased his man to Baltimore, thence across the continent to Seattle and thence to Juneau. Here he learned that his quarry was bound for the Klondike with a party of nine by way of Dyea and Chilcoot pass. Perrine went to Ottawa, obtained extradition papers and, returning followed Novak, capturing him at Dawson City. The crime for which Novak is wanted is murder and arson committed Wal ford, la. Perrine spent $10,000 in the pursuit of his man. GRAVE DANGER OP FAMINE. Predicted That the Food Supply on the Klondike Will Be Short. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8i.—W. A. Ryan, one of the special correspondents of the Associated Press, en route to the Yukon gold fields, writes from St. Mi chaels under date of Aug. 15 to the ef fect that there is grave danger of a famine on the Klondike this winter. According to all reports received from the upper country it will be impossible to land sufficient food at Dawson City to support the population already de pendant upon that place for supplies. R. T. Lyng, the California agent of the Alaska Commercial company at St. Mi chaels, declares that there are over 2,000 idle men at Dawson, and new parties are arriving every day. Miners return ing from the Klondike, who left there in July, report that food was running low then, and it was disposed of as fast as discharged from the steamers. Old timers realize the situation and predict distress and death as a result of the Klondike craze. SHOULD WAIT UNTIL SPRING. Prospectors Advised to Keep Out off the Klondike at Present. SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 81.—H. N. Stanley, who went to St. Michaels for the Associated Press, returned to this ,eity via the steamer Portland. He says: "I have been seven weeks at the mouth of the Yukon, St. Michaels, where I saw all the miners coming out and in terviewed many of them. As a result I find it my duty to advise everybody to stay out until next spring. Wild, and in many cases exaggerated, reports have been circulated since the first discov eries were made. The strike, however, was and is one of the greatest, if. not the greatest in the world's history. Proba bly $2,000 J00 was cleaned up this spring and next spring I Took for from $5,000,* 000 to $7,000,001. The fields have Hardly lleen Opened L'p As Yet but those going in now must bear in mind that everything in that region was staked long before any reports reached the outer world, and that those going in now must prospect for them selves, buy claims from the present owners or work for the owners. No new strike has been reported up to the time of my leaving and another may not be for five years although Alaska is an enormous country and will, I be lieve, produce more gold than we ever dreamed of. It is in many ways, a blank, barren, desolate cpuntry—a country incapable of supporting any great amount of animal life and a country of guch rigorous climate, both winter and spring, that none but the most hardy can possibly live in it. Even they must have an abundance of food and Warm clothing." EXAGGERATED REPORT, Army Officers Have Not Made Surprising Finds in the Black Hills. RAPID CITY, S. D., Aug. 81.—Many of the Eastern papers have recently published a dispatch from Washington stating that gold had been discovered in great quantities on the government wood reserve at Fort Meade here in the Black Hills that the discoveries had been made by officers and soldiers of the fort. The dispatch is greatly exag gerated. The facts are that the wood reserve is only two miles wide by six miles long, instead of being 16 miles square. The district has been repeat edly prospected for years, and the best assay yet made from ore found thereon is only $1.60 to the ton. Claims Ska aiy Townslte. SAN FRANCISCO, —ug. 31. —A Chron icle' special from Victoria contains a rigtted statement from Barnard Moore, Wild claims the lownsite of Skaguay. He says that 10 years ago he made ap plication for 160 acres of land in accord ance with the United States laws as ap plied to Alaska that he requested a legal survey and paid in the requisite $400 to the proper officials. He had just begun to stock the place for a dairy when the gold rush began, and now thousands of citizens of Skaguay are claiming the land he paid the govern ment for. Discourages Strangers. 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