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PLATTSMOUTH, NEB., OCTOBER 19, 1900.
VOL. IX, NO. 5.7.
THE NEWg. Establshed Not.5,18S1.
THE HEHALl), KstabliHhed April 10. 1864
Consolidated Jan. 1.1895.
BOOMS KEPT MOVING
Politics Is Lively in the Courses of
the Peripatetic Partisan
BBYAN AT WORK IN NEW YORX,
Stevenson Assisting In the Same State
1 loose v el t'a Ohio Tour
I i ii ii a Not I lent i ii g.
Syracuse, X. Y., Oct. 10. Hon. Will
lain .1. Bryan continued his tour of the
Empire State yesterday, traveling half
way across it from east to west. He
tegau hsl journey at Albany, and fol
lowing the course of the pictui itsquu
Mohawk and the line of the Erie canal
he reached this point late in the after
noon. 1'ioni !iere lie made a run nor;h
ward to the southern shore of Lake
Ontario, and made a spttvh f half an
hour' ditratiou at Oswcuo. Ret 11111:11;;
" to this city later lie wpoke here last
night. The other points at w'iiich he
spoke during the day were ScheS'cc
tady. Amsterdam, Fonda. Johnstown,
Gloversville. Fort IMain. Little Falls,
Herkimer, I lion. Frankfort. I'tica,
Rome, Oneida. t'Hntastota.t'hittenangc
and Hewitt. Th eattend.ince at the ma
jority of the meetings was eonipliiiieu
tary in size and some of the audiences
were large. The O-wego nuf tit g
proved one of the greatest triumph oi
Bryan's entire tour. It was a re
minder of his best Ohio meet lugs. The
nn-ting there was held in Washington
square ami the handstand width was
utilized as a speakers' platform was
surrounded hy a vast mass of hit inan
ity packed so closely together that it
looked as if it would he impossible to
get Bryan or other members of the
s party from the train.
U. II. Hill In I lie IIooler Slate.
La fa vet te. Ind.. Oct. 19. Ex-Scii.-.tor
David it. Hill arrived o na s'leclal train
Chicago at 142 p. in. yesterday and was
greeted by a large crowd anil escorted
tn Hotel Tihr. where dining was
served. With th ereception committee
Hill next proceeded to the oicra house
and was introduced by A. It. Cunning
ham, chairman of the IkMiiocraticcouu
ty central committee. Hill wa -ceived
with loud cheers when he ap
peared. and opened his speech by de
fining the dutie of Democrats in the
present crisis. Hill was frequently ap
plauded during his sieech, tl.e opera
house being packed, while hundred
were unable to gain admission. After
the speech Hill was tendered a recep
tion at the Democratic headquarters.
Stoeawn'n Nw York Tour.
Lowvllle. X. Y.. Oct. 19. Adiai E.
Stevenson and Representative John M.
Qulnn. of New York, arrived here last
evening from Watertown.- The Low.
Tllle band and a committee of repre
sentative Democrats were at thestation
to meet them. At th eopera house they
were greeted enthusiastically, thre le
ing a liberal sprinkling of ladles In the
BOTHERED IIT LOCOMOTIVES.
Governor Roosevelt Trie to Speak Against
Noise Hanna's Tour.
Akron, O., Oct 19. Governor Roose
velt's train having left Cleveland at 3
a. m. yesterday, reached this place
soon after 4, and was held on a sid
ing. Before G o'clock a crowd began
to gather, and at 7 a hand came along
side the governor's car, giving a ser
enade. When the governor appeared
upon the platform of his car he was
given a rousing chorus of cheers, and
was Introduced while so many trains
"Mwere passing that for live minutes he
could not begin his speech. He ap
pealed to the voters of Akron on the
ground of prosperity and patriotism.
At one time the noise made by the
engines was so great that the gov
ernor said: "This speech will read like
- a serial story."
Canton, O., Oct. 19. Governor
Roosevelt's train reached this place,
the home of the president, at 8 a. m.
The governor was welcomed by the
organized Republicans of this place in
a body and escorted to the Tabernacle,
the place of speaking.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Oct 19. Tooting
of whistles and the firing of Roman
candles and skyrockets marked the
arrival of Senator Hanna's special
train in Sioux Falls last night. For
a distance of half a mile from the
Milwaukee and St. Paul station men
carrying flam'beaus and torches were
lined up on both sides of the streets
and as the carriages tonveying Sen
ators Hanna and Frye to the Auditori
um were driven between these banks
Jf humanity they were given by far
. jtbe most enthusiastic greeting of the
. day. It had been the original inten
tion to hold but two meetings, at the
Auditorium and new opera house, but
the crush was so great that an over
flow meeting was held at the old opera
house. Frye made an extended ad
dress at the Auditorluc, Hanna speak
ing first at the new opera house. At
the Auditorium he was given an ova
tion. "Turn around Mark, and let us
see you," shouted some one on the
stage and as the national chairman
howwl his acknowledgements to the
throng In front and he did so laugh
ingly as the women waved their hand
kerchiefs. It was after 11 p. m. when
Hanna concluded his speeches here,
and he was at once driven to the spe
cial train, which left here early this
morning for Sioux ICty, thence into
Nebraska for a day or two.
Indianapolis. Oct. 19. United States
Senator Beveridge last night addressed
a house full at Tomllnson ball. The
senator has been suffering for several
days from a severe cold, and his voice
was somewhat broken at times. He
was enthusiastically cheered from the
time he took the platform, and was
given an flattering reception. He was
escorted from the home of Clarence
Kenyon, whom he is visiting, to the
Han Dy marching clubs of Rough Rid
ers several thousand in number, his
greeting along the line of march belug
Intensely gratifying to him. Judge
Lawson M. Harvey presided, the Mar
lon club acting as the escort of honor.
Logansport, Ind., Oct. 19. Twenty
thousand people gathered here yester-
vW-day to attend the Democratic barbe-
-O -cue. Sixteen beeves were killed. The
speaxers -were Bourke Cockran, of New
. York; Senator Daniel, of Virginia; "W.
J. Houck, candidate for congress from
- ' this district; Frank B. Burke. candidate
' for congress In the Indianapolis dis
trict; George Farrar. of Indianaoolls,
ana Representative Carnin'cE, of Ten
nessee. Eight special trains brought
visitors in addition to the crowd from
STREET "RAILWAY E0YC0TTED
Brcao.se It la Fl i :1a the ur?an'ziitln or
Marion, Ind., Oct. 19. At the regular
meeting of the Centr-1 Trades Council
the Union Traction -company, of In
diana, was declared unfair toorganized
labor, and a boycott is now in force.
The cause Is the discharge of men who
recently joined the International Street
Railway Employe-' union. All dole
gates to the council were Instructed to
report back to their various locals the
stand taken by the central body. Each
delegate will insist that a tine be. Im
posed upon any member who paxtron
izes the tranction company's cars.
Committees will be active In every
part of the city through which thelines
pass, and there will Ite nothing left un
done to win the fight, which the men
consider they have been forced to take
up. General Manager Henry, of the'
company, while alleging that no em-j
ploy was discharged because he had.
Joined a union, has continued the order
to Local Superintendent Parker, and!
the weeding out continues. Men who!
. i , i . . . , i n i
uau ieen connecrtu wiui me ioiii nues
rver since they were built were dis
charged. In every case, the men as
sert, thosM discharged were men Who
had signed a paper signifying a will
ingness to become n member of the
SHE JOINEDHER HUSBAND.
Wife of an Army Victim of Yellow Fever
Havana, Oct. 19. 'Major Peterson,
chief commissary of Cuba, died yes
terday of yellow fever. Mrs. Peterson,
his wife, who arrived here last Mon
day from Cincinnati to nurse him, shot
herself in the head with a revolver one
hour after the major's death, and
died Instantly. The remains of Major
Feterson and his wife were interred
yesterday afternoon with military hon
ors. Indianapolis, Oct. 19. Major Peter
son was well known here, having been
detailed here as mustering officer dur
ing the Spanish-American war. He
went south with the One Hundred ami
Sixty-first Indiana, but before the war
ended he was promoted In the regular
army and left the volunteer service.
Cincinnati. Oct. 19. Mrs. Major Pe
terson was the daughter of Robert Al
lison, of this city. Mrs. Peterson was
married years ago to Dr. Posey, of
Philadelphia, but was afterward di
vorced and married to Major Peter
son. Murder for lOO Cent. . .
Butte, Mont., Oct. 19. Henry Will-
rams, n carpet cleaner In the Butte ho
tel, and W. Volker, a fellow work
man, quarreled over the possession of
a dollar and Wililams assaulted Volker
with a big knife, cutting him sixteen
times. Volker will probably dies. The
affray occurred In th ehotel and caused
a stampede among the guests. It is as
serted that Williams, who is but 20
years old. killed a man near St. Louis,1
four years ago. for which crime Inl was j
sent to the reform school. He escaped ,
from that Instintion two years ago and
came to Montana. - -
Forged Notes on Iowa Farmers. .
VIncennes. Ind., Oct. 19. A. Ghrist
of Knoxville. Ia., has been arrested :
here. Ghrist it Is alleged, forged notes ,
aggregating ?.,0,000 on prominent
farmers and cashed them at banks in
Knoxville. Ia. Detectives followed
him to Nebraska and California, lie
then doubled back to his old home,
where he spent a day and a night;
then left, coining to Viroeeunes. He
was arrested by the chief of police as
he stepped off the train.
Taylor on the Youtsey Trial.
Wabash, Ind., Oct. 19. William. S.
Taylor, of Kentucky, Wednesday ex
pressed Ills willingness to return to
Kentucky tomorrow and submit his
case to a jury composed of six Repub
licans and six Democrats, with a Re
publican Judge, and said there would
be no doubt of his acquittal. He de
nounces as Infamous the trial of Henry
L. Youtsey under the latter's present
condition, and says he tielieves him In
sane, as there is insanity in his fam
ily. I'ecnllnr Death of a Child.
Detroit. Oct. 19. Charles Behm, a
beer peddler of Wyandotte, is broken
hearted while his wife Is more so over
the peculiar way in which their 11-month-old
baby !oy came to his death.
I was coming from the kitchen Into
the dining room when tliv child gave a
Jump," said Mrs. Behm. "It fell to the
floor from my arms, ts head striking
the door casing. I fell down too."
ilarkrf ps7'! n Their Strike.
MurphysWo, .Ills., Oct. 19. The
bartenders' strike and boycott, which
has been on here for the past week,
is practically won. The Liquor Deal
ers' League, which includes all the sa
loonkeepers but two In the city, met
and passed a resolution to recognize
the Bartenders' union and accept the
scale of wages proiosed. The presi
dent and secretary were authorized to
sign the scale on behalf of the league.
This has been done, but the bartenders
say it must be signed by the individual
saloonkeepers before they will accept
No Chancel in Sherman's Condition.
Washington. Oct 19. There was no
material change in John Sherman's
condition last night except that he
showed signs of Increasing weakness.
The patient is partly unconscious much
of the time, rallying and brightening
at intervals. He has a disagreeable
cough which Irritates him a great deal
In his debilitated condition.
Dmn Keep the British Busy.
Pretoria. Oct. 19. The Boers are
daily tearing up portious of the rail
mad and telegraph wires. Their attacks
are intolerable. The repairing lines
men cannot leave the garrisoned points
without considerable escorts. The only
remedy seems to Ik? to corral all the
burghers and deport them, as appar
ently none can be trusted.
Railway Station Barns.
Sioux Falls, S. D.. Oct. 19. The Illi
nois Central station at Boogv, east of
here, burned, involving a loss of $2.-
000. The fire was caused by a defee
tive flue. The arrival here of the regu
lar Chicago passenger train was de
layed by the fire badly warping the
Total Contributed" to Galveston.
Galveston, Tex., Oct. 19. John Dem
lin, treasurer of the Galveston relief
fund, gave out a statement last night
showing that th etotal contributions to
date are $1,093,202.
SSUE IS MADE CLEAR
the Coal Strike Looks
Though It Was. "On"
Indefinitely. ' . ' -X.
PRICE . OF - FOWDEE 13 INCLUDED
fa the Ten Per Cent. Raise Agreed to,
a Proposition Which the '
Strikers Keject. ,. .J,
Scran ton. Pa., Oct. 19. Representa
tives of. all the big coal mining com
panies met here yesterday afternoon
and decided to insist on a decrease In
the price of powder being computed
as part of the increase in wages to con
tract miners. District President Nich
ols, of the United Mine Workers, says
the mine workers officers were direct
ed to get a straight advance, and that
another miners convention will brt nec
essary before the strike can be declared
off, even though the officers were dis
posed to am4le to the condition that
powder should figure In the present ne
gotiations. The opera tors' meeting yes
terday afternoon agreed to post notices
extending the offered increase of 10 per
cent, to April 1.
The Notice and a Statement,
v The foregoing Is a summary of the
princiial events Influencing the cause
of the authracite strike, the notice as
to the date is as follows: "In further
explanation of th eabove notice, this
company desires to say that it Is its In
tention to pay the advance In wages
alove noted until April 1. 1901, and
thereafter until further notice."
The following statement was issued
to the press: "The representatives of
the larger coal companies after their
meeting this afternoon stated In reply
to Inquiries that they had offered their
men a 10 per cent, advance as Indicated
by the notices they had posted, that
this notice specifically stated that tin
reduction of ixiwder from $2.73 to $1.50
would be considered in arriving at the
wages of their contract miners. It was
expected when the notices were posted
thx. the offer was to stand until April
1 and indefinitely thereafter, but inas
much as tht'ie seems to be some mis
understanding in this matter, they
have agreed to add to their notice a
clause to the effect that It is their In
tension to pav the advance In wages
until April 1. 1901, and thereafter until
View of the I'nlon Lenders.
National President Mitchell. District
President T. D. Nichols. District Sec
retary John T. Dempsey and National
Organizer Fred Dileher, of the United
Mine Workers, have all been quoted as
saying that the resolutions of the
straight advance of 10 per cent, for all
parts of the region, and that the niattet
of having this increase made up in part
of n dectirise In the cost of powder In
the upper regions where powder Is sold
for $2.75 a keg was not to be agreed to.
The powder question, they one and all
said, was left out of the pnent nego
tiations with the understanding that it
should form one of the grievances to
be adjusted In the conference which
the operators agree to have with their
men to "take up any grievances they
NO TALK FROM MITCHELL.
lie Ir lines to .Say Anything About tha
ITazleton.ra.. Oct. 19. As far as end.
ing the coal miners' strike is concerned
not a move in that direction was made
by the United Mine Workers' officials
yesterday. President Mitchell is abso
lutely silent on all questions pertain
ing to the termination of the contest,
and it is not believed that he will have
anything to say on the subject until
he calls a meeting of the national ex
ecutive board for the purpose of con
sidering the question of issuing a for
mal declaration calling the strike off.
When that shall be depends, it is un
derstood, entirely upon the operators.
The feeling is prevalent here that the
decision of the operators meeting at
Scranton to insist that the reduction
in the price of powder must be taken
Into consideration In determining the
net 10 per cent, increase in wages, has
complicated matters somewhat.
Further delay In reaching an amica
ble adjustment of the trouble Is now
feared. The situation otherwise Is pre
cisely the same as that which obtained
when the first notice of the coal com
panies were posted. Then, as now, the
Reading company was the first to post
a notice of an advance- In wages, and
was quickly followed by other large
coal companies and nearly all the
smaller individual operators, after
which Mitchell issued the call for the
Up to last night four companies fi
the Hnzleton region had posted notices
. accepting the Scranton convention de
mands. They are the Lehigh Valley
Coal company, operating a half rozen
collieries In this vicinity; Pardee &
Co., two collieries: Vanwycle estate,
two collieries, and A. Pardee & Co.,
one colliery. .
A meeting of union mine workers
was held here yesterday and arrange
ments were made for holding a labor
demonstration in this city next Mon
day. The feature of the demonstra
tion will be a parade followed by a
mass meeting at which President
Mitchell will be nie principal speaker.
The mayor of this city who refused
to allow the strikers to parade two
weeks ago has granted permission for
the demonstration next week.
Next Miner National Convention. -
Indianapolis, Oct. 19. After the an
nouncement of the practical settle
ment of the anthracite strike Secretary-Treasurer
Wilson, of the United
Mine Workers, made the first public
announcement of the date of the next
convention of the organization, which
will begin In Indianapolis, Jan. 21,
11)01. He has sent out a call to the
locals over the country,- giving notice
that nominations for officers should
reach his office not later than Nov. 21,
Horseahoera Want a Holiday.
Milwaukee, Oct, 19. The National
Master ; Horseshoers' convention yes
terday passed a law creating a nation
al holiday for the trade, the date be
ing the first Saturday atfer the sec
ond Monday, of August.
lled nn the Knad of Heart Disease.
BinlNcye. Ind Oct. 18. Ex-Trustee
: Jchn Cummins, of Jefferson town-hip,
was found dead one mile north of
Schnellville. Heart trouble Is supposed
I to have-been the cause.
STARTED A REIGN OF TERROR
Young Man with a Full Load of Fire Wat
er Proves Dangerous.
Mattoon, Ills., Oct. 19. Ed Ortman,
a young farmer of Hidalgo, is In
custody at Toledo for a murderous
assault upon Otto Schilling, of this
city, trainmaster of the Peoria division
of the Illinois Central. Ortman was
crazed with liqour and kept the oc
cupants of the train In a state of ter
ror. At Janesville he alighted and
hurled a stone through the coach win
dow, inflicting a scalp wound on a
passenger. Schilling chanced to be
aboard and endeavored to quiet him.
Ortman whipped out a knife and
slashed the official on the forehead and
cheek, cutting his clothing in many
places. A heavy memorandum book
saved Schilling from a stabwhlch would
have penetrated his heart. Ortman
fought like a madman, but was finally
overpowered. His hands and feet
were tied with the bell rope and he
was placed In the baggage-room under
guard. The charge against him Is
MIGHTY HARD BOY TO KILL.
Falls from a Train That Is Going: a Mil a
Washington, Ia., Oct 19. Johnny
Barrett, a 17-year-old boy, was thrown
from a fast moving express train, go
ing at a rate of a mile a minute,
twelve miles east of here. He was
with his mother, bound from Morris,
Ills., to Kingfisher, O. T. The mother
had dropped asleep, when the lad
went to the coach ahead to get a drink
and was thrown off. lie was not
missed until the train reached here,
when his mother became frantic.
Search "was made in the fourteen
coaches of the train In vain.
Officials of the Chicago. Rock Island
and Pacific road took up the search
on another train bound east. Two
men stood on the locomotive pilot and
found the boy standing In the middle
of the track, at the point where he
was thrown off, crying. lie was not
Injured, and railway men think his
escape from death a miracle. He was
taken to his mother and both continued
their Journey to Oklahoma.
PEACH MAN WANTS DAMAGES-
Says His Neighbors Beea Chewed TTp His
Crop of Peaches.
South naven. Mich., Oct 19. One
of the most peculiar suits at law ever
brought before any court is soon to be
tried in Van Buren county, between
two neighbors and old friends. One of
the men, II. D. Burrell, of South
naven, keeps about sixty colonies of
bees. The other is a peach grower.
A few weeks ago the latter com
plained of the former's bees destroying
his early Crawford peaches, claiming
that the bees came into his orchard in
large numbetrs, bit holes in the fruit
and" rendered it unmarketable, for
which he demanded $200. Professor J.
M. Rankin, of the agricultural college,
and the entomologist of the agricultur
al department at Washington will be
called as expert jsvltnvises by the de
fense In a suit for damages.
BURGLARS ARE TOO NOISY.
They Wake lrp People and Are Scared OA
Poseyville, Ind., Oct 1S.8 Burglars
attempted to rob the Bozeman & Wat
ers bank at this place yesterday morn
ing, their Intention evidently being to
blow the vault and safe door open.
They were scared away before accom
plishing their purpose. Before going to
the bank they broke into Peter Simon's
blacksmith shop and secured a sledge
hammer, chisels and other tools, and
went to the rear of the bank, where
they forced an entrance through a win
dow. They broke the knob off the vault
door and tried to pry off the lock for
the purpose of putting In a charge of
The noise they made awoke Bert
Trainer, who has a room Just across
the street. He got up and lit a lamp.
This frightened the robbers, and they
hastily left, leaving their tools behind.
There Is no clew. Trainer says it was
about 1 a. m. when he was awakened,
and they evidently had not been at
work long. It would have beene a long,
tedions job to get at the money, as the
vault and safe are unusually strong.
The bank carries burglar Insurance
and Is fully protected. There was con
siderable money in the vault.
JOHN SHERMAN COLLAPSING.
Old Statesman Appears To Be Nearlng- th
End of a Distinguished Career.
Washington, Oct. 18. John Sherman
Is dangerously ill at his residence in
this city. The attack has taken the
form of a general collapse, In part due
to the general debility Incident to old
age and to the effects of the serious ill
ness which he suffered while on a trip
to the West Indies two years ago. He
never had fully recovered from that Ill
ness. Mrs. Sherman's death during the
summer at the old homestead at Mans
field, O., where the family was staying
during the summer, also had its effect
on the venerable statesman, who deep
ly mourned her loss. There Is saJd to
e no very Immediate danger of death,
and it Is possible he may yet rally, if
no further unfavorable symptoms oc
cur. The ex-secretary Is In his 78th
FRIGHTFUL FATE OF A BOY.
Caught In a Conveyor and Cremated In m
Nickerson, Minn., Oct 18. Laundie
Hoyt aged 13, was killed In a horrible
manner at a saw mill here yesterday.
He was attending a conveyor which
leads to the slab burner, and In some
manner became astened to the endless
chain. Before help could reach him
he was conveyed to the furnace and
burned to death.
Three Mines Are Shut Down.
Bessemer. Mich., Oct. 18. The Col
by mine has been shut down and 300
men thrown out of employment.
Crystal Falls, Mich., Oct 18. The
Dunn and Tobin mines, owned by Cor
rigan & McKlnney, have been closed
on orders from Cleveland. The Tobin
is a promising exploration and the
Dunn is an old property. About fifty
men were thrown out of employment
by the shot-down.
C, M. and St. P. Buys a Line.
Milwaukee. Oct. 19. The Chicago,
Milwaukee and St Paul railway has
closed negotiations for the purchase
from the Milwaukee and Superior, rail
way, a line twenty -nine miles long,
running from Granevllle to North
Goes Along With Roosevelt In His
Trip Through the Presi
SPEAKS TO FOURTEEN BIG CEOWDS.
Bryan Addresses Many Kinds of Citi
zens In New York and Is Very
Cleveland, Oct. 18. Yesterday was
a day of ovations for Governor Roose
velt In Ohio. Last night the city of
Cleveland gave him a reception rival
ing any similar demonstration ever
made here. There was a fine parade,
consisting of half a score of brass
bands, and dozens of political organi
zation, including many which had
come hither from other places to do
honor to the candidate for vice presi
dent Superior street, the chief thor
oughfare through which the parade
passed, was ablaze with electric lights
suspended in loops crosswise and
lengthwise from tall pillars surmount
ed by flaming globes and decorated
Ivith evergreen. Along this brilliant
course thousands of rockets were sent
off, and tla m beau flared. The walks
were thronged with men, women and
children, who drew so near that the
horses of the various mounted sections
almost trampled them.
Uanes Played and Cannon Roomed.
From the Union station, riding in a
decorated carriage drawn by four
white horses, In company with Gov
ernor Nash and Senator Foraker, Gov
ernor Roosevelt was escorted, while
bands played and cannon boomed a
salute along the route of the parade to
a large tent on Marcelliue avenue,
Newburg, the iron-working district
where he addressed a large audience
on the subject of prosperity. His
speech was very brief, part of that de
livered by him an hour later at Central
armory iu Iiond street At the tent the
governor was followed by Colonel Cur
tis Guild, Jr., who made an exhaustive
address. Senator Foraker opened the
meeting at the armory, making a
strong appeal in behalf of the Repub
lican national ticket and at the close
of his address Governor Roosevelt was
Fourteenth Speech of the Hay.
This was the fourteenth speech
which Governor Roosevelt made In
Ohio yesterday, beginning at Delaware,
which city, Marion Upper Sandusky,
Carey, Fostorla and Pemherville gave
him rousing receptions. The first big
demonstration, however, was made at
Toledo, where the governor addressed
a crowd that almost filled the great
circus lot. An hour and a half was
spent here In parade and speaking.
Leaving Toledo the train made blref
stops at Clyde. Rellevueand Elyria. at
all of which places Governor Nash also
spoke, as did Colonel Guild. At Clyde
the employes of a granite and marble
company presented the governor with
a bucket filled with sandwiches, pie,
cake and coffee and bearing the legend
"Eight Hours and a Full Dinner Pail."
SWINGING ROUND A TRIAtTOLG.
Colonel Iiryan Takes in Two Sides of a
New York, Oct. 18. Wiliam J.
Bryan ran around two sides of a tri
angle yesterday from Hudson to Al
bany inclusive, and probably spoke to
as comospolitau a lot of people as he
has addressed during the campaign. At
Hudson he spoke toa gathering of busi
ness people of all classes; at Troy to
the capacity of an opera house, and
with an overflow meeting of collar fac
tory and laundry employes; at Mechan
Icsville, to railroad people; at Cohoes.
to the mass of the employes of the cot
ton and wollen mills, and at Albany to
two very large meetings, one in the
opera house and one outside, composed
of the best element of the city. Dur
ing this spcechmaking Bryan was ac
companied by the chairman of the
state committee, Frank Campbell;
Judge C. N. Bulger ,of Oswego; ex
Senator Edward Murphy: ex-Mayor
Francis Malloy, of Troy; Mayor Sam
uel M. Jones, of Toledo, and J. J. Del
aney .of New York.
Bulger, Delaney and Jones alternated
In the speaking with Bryan .assisting
particularly at places where there were
overflow meetings. The great meetings
of this trip were held at Troy, the home
of ex-Senator Murphy, and Albany, the
home of ex-Senator Hill. Hill is ab
sent in the west. At both Troy and Al
bany the meetings were phenomenally
large and enthusiastic, great overflows
having to be held to accommodate
those who desired either to see or hear
Bryan. During this traverse of the two
sides of a triangle Bryan alluded to
many things which he has not men
tioned at many other places during the
Bryan arrived at the Grand Central
station at 9 a. m.. and the train left at
9:ai. Bfor the train pulled out Bryan
said his reception here had been most
satisfactory In every detail. Owing to
the early hour there was no more than
the usual stir about the station. Those
who were around lifted their hats as
they passsed, and a group of men down
the track cheered. Bryan's private
car. Rambler, was attached to a special
train. He said good-by to a few per
sons and passed Into his car, appearing
later on the rear platform. Quite a
crowd had gathered by this time. Bry
an uncovered, and as the train pulled
out the crowd cheered.
Vice Presidential Candidate Steven
son was up and about the corridors of
the Hoffman House at 6 a. m. yester
day. Chairman Campbell, of the Dem
ocratic state commmittee, and James
K. McGuire. of the state executive com
mittee, and National Committeeman
IRchardson met Stevenson and break
HANNA GRIDIRONS SOUTH DAKOTA
Audience Indulge In "Heekllne' and Make
(the Meetings Very Spicy.
Huron, S. D., Oct IS. The special
train bearing Senators Hanna and
Frye traveled up and down through
the counties of central South Dakota
yesterday, In the districts where the
vote as a rule is close, and where
farmers compose a greater part of th
population. Fourteen stops, varying in
length from three minutes to an hour,
were made during the day, Hanna
making speeches at Redfield, North
vllle, Groton. Andover. Bristol, Brad
ley, Elrod Bryant Lake Preston, Des
met Iroquois. Huron. Aberdeen and
Webster. Frye also spoke at some
length at the more important stopping
places. A good deal of spice was put
Into the meetings at times by sharp
questioning on the part of the audi
ences, who desired to hear about
trusts and "imperialism. and were
not slow to make their wishes known.
This was true especially at Aber
deen, where Hanna was constantly in
terrupteddu a-ing his speech by ques
tions regarding various phases of the
trust issue. At Webster he was visited
In his car by a delegation of Sioux
Indians from the Sisseton reservation.
These Indians are all voters. The most
Important meeting of the day was held
last night at Huron, where the train
stopped for the night, and where Han
na and Frye and Victor Dolliver made
addresses of considerable length.
Debs Talks at Clinton. Ia.
Clinton. Ia., Oct. 18. Debs. Social
Democratic candidate for president,
spoke here last night.
STATESMAN AND SCHOLAL.
Wm. L Wilson, Ex-Postmaster General.
8nuimoned Very Suddenly.
Lexington, Va.. Oct. 18. Ex-rost
master General Wilson, author of the
Wilson tariff bill that was passed dur
ing Cleveland's administration, died
very suddenly yesterday morning at 10
William Lyne Wilson was born In
Jefferson county Va. May 8. 1813. Ills
cany education was receivca at
Charleston, Va., but he was graduated
from the Columbia university, Wash
ington, in 1S)0. He afterward attended
the University of Virginia and had the
tiele of LL. I), conferred upon him by
W. U WILSON.
Columbia university, Hampden-SIdney
college. University of Mississippi, Tu
lane university. West Virginia univer
sity and the Central College of Mis
souri. He married in 1S0S Nannie Hunting
ton, the daughter of Rev. Dr. A. J.
Huntington, dean of Columbia univer
sity, lie was professor of Latin In Co
lumbia university from 18j" to 171.
practiced law from 1871 to 18X2, was
president of West Virginia university
from 1S82 to 1SS.1, member of congress
from 1893 to 18:C, and became presi
dent of the Washington and Lee uni
versity In 1897. He was postmaster
general of the United States from 1S95
NEW GOLD BRICK TRICK
By Which Some Scoundrels Swindle an
Ottumwa, Ia., Oct. 18. Thomas E.
Dougherty, an aged and wealthy farm
er living near Alhla, in Monroe county,
Is out $7,000, but is In possession of
forty pounds of brass. C. L. Moore,
an alleged nephew, called at the Dough
erty home the other day and pretended
to have finally located his uncle after
years of search. The latter was made
to believe he was the heir to a $20,000
legacy and valuable mining land in the
west. In company with Moore, who
pretended to come from Arizona,
Dougherty visited Ottumwa for the
purpose of making out transfer papers
covering the mines.
When they arrived here the nephew
asked the loan of $7,000, which he re
ceived In cash. He gave his "uncle"
two bars of metal which a fraudulent
assayist, a confederate, said was gold,
to keep until the nephew called for
them. The old man returned home and
did not suspect fraud until he received
a letter from the alleged nephew tell
ing him that he had been swindled.
DEMOCRATS ATA CARNIVAL.
Their Day at the Festival Now Going on
at Wisconsin's Capital.
Madison, Wis., Oct. IS. Yesterday
was Democratic day at the Madison
carnival. John F. Finnerty, of Chi
cago, who was scheduled to make one
of the addresses, disappointed the man
agement. his place being taken by Cap
tain O'Farrell, of Washington, said to
be an equally strong speaker, but not
so well known. George Fred Williams,
of Massachusetts arrived last evening
at 7:30. and spoke at the university
gymnasium, being escorted there by a
Another big crowd came In on the
trains yesterday, the estimate of visi
tors being 20,000. The first run was
held at noon yesterday without an ac
cident. The carnival association yes
terday decided to alxilish the rubber
balls with which the crowds on the
streets were ielted last night, and
which are a bigger nuisance than con
fetti. It also notified the proprietors
of some of the shows that they would
have to modify their performances or
quit business here.
Eighty, but Hearty and Active.
Brazil. Ind.. Oct. 18.8 Mrs. Eliza
beth Debrulcr, who has resided near
this city for many years, left Tuesday
for Oklahoma, to take a claim In that
section. Mrs. Debruler is 80 years old,
but he Is as hearty and active as the
ordinary woman of 50. Her husband is
dead and her children are all married,
hence she is practically alone in the
world. She says she has never owned
a farm free from mortgage, but is go
ing to enjoy this blessing before ahe
Cttfxens Favor Extension.
Racine, Wis., Oct. IS. Yesterday
morning a petition was put in circula
tion and was signed by most of the
leading property owners and manufac
turers in this city asking that the coun
cil accept the report of the special com
mittee on waterworks and grant the
Racine Water company an extended
JHlnea napend Operations.
Mlchiganime. Mich., Oct 19. The
Cleveland Cliffs Iron company has or
dered suspension of operations at the
Imperial and Webster mines here. Both
produce low-grade ore for which there
is no demand. About 300 men at ooth
properties atv throw nout of employ-
ment . - . . . '
Great Coal Corporations Concede
Practically All That Mitch- -ell
MEN WILL WAIT FOR THE WOED
No Work Until the U. M. W. Says So
Great Itejoicing In the alin
ing Hegious. j
Philadelphia, Oct. IS. The great
strike of the anthracite mine workers
of Pennsylvania, which began Sept.
17, practically ended yesterday when
the Philadelphia and Reading Coal
and Iron company and the Lehigh Val
ley Coal company agreed to abolish the
sliding scale In their respective regions
and to grant an advance In wages of
10 per cent, net, the advance to re
main Jn operation until April 1, 1901,
or thereafter. This action meets the
demands of the Scranton miners' con
vention. The decision was arrived at
after a conference between representa
tives of the Individual coal operators
and the large coal carrying compa
nies. The conference began Tuesday.
Due to th Individual Operators.
Tills action was the culmination of
the recent meeting of the individual
operators at Scranton following the
mine workers convention In the same
city. Nearly all of the collieries in
the coal region had. previous to the
mine workers' convention, posted no
tices granting an advance of .10 per
cent The mine workers in consider
ing this demanded that the sliding
scale In the Lehigh and Schuylkill dis
tricts be abolished, the Increase to be
guaranteed until April 1, 1901. and all
other differences be submitted to arbi
tration. The Individual operators
agreed to everything, and the ap
pointment of a committee to induce
the Reading and the Lehigh companies
to aliolish the sliding scale and make
the wage increase permanent followed.
Complete Victory for the Men.
It is conceded that the result of yes
terday's conference is a complete vic
tory for the men. All the demands of
their convention are acceded to, and
as one of the individual operators
put it after the conference the on
erators go a little further In agreeing
to maintain the wage advance after
April 1. This same operator who re
quested that his name be not used,
said in sjeaking of the conference:
"Its all up to the miners now. We
have agreed to everything, and noth
ing remains now but for them to re
turn to work as soon as the notices
are posted by the colliery managers.
These notices will be practically simi
lar to the Reading company's notice,
the phraseology only being changed.
I look for a resumption of operations
by Monday at the latest.
PHILADELPHIA AND RKIDINO.
Test of th Notlee That Company nung
Up Miners Rejoice.
Following Is the notice issued by the
Philadelphia and Reading company:
"It fthe company hereby withdraws
the notice posted Oct. 3. 19(H), and. to
bring about practical uniformity in the
advance of wages In the several coal
regions, gives notice it will suspend
th eoperation of the sliding scale, will
pay 10 per cent, advance on September
wages till April 1. 1901. and thereafter
until further notice; and will take up
with its mine employes any grievances
which they may have."
Telegrams from the mine regions tell
of rejoicing among the miners every
where. At Shamokin the city was
crowded last night with miners who
came fro injioints between there and
Mount Carmel. They wer eall happy
over the news that the operators and
representatives of the coal-carrying
companies had In conference at Phila
delphia agreed to abolish the sliding
scale and grant the 10 per cent, in
crease. The men were rlte for a cele
bration, but wll Inot jubilate until ad
vised by Mitchell that the strike is at
an end. They all say that while ther
are glad a settlement has lecn effected
that will not go to work until President
Mitchell instructs them to do so.
President Mitchell of the United Mine
Workers when informed at Hazelton
of the Reading company's action was
pressed for a statement. All he would
venture to say however Mas that he
would be glad Indeed to know that the
situation was as reiorted. He declined
to say whether the union would let the
men return to work at those colleries
where tli eoperators had accepted the
miners' proposition liefore all the com
panies bar fallen Into line.
President Mitchell informed all In
quirers that the strike would be de
clared off by no one but the United
Mine Workers officials and added that
no mine worker should return to the
mines until a notice to that effect Is Is
sued from lalor headquarters. He will
be informed of the concessions made
by the companies only through the me
dium of the notices posted by the op
erators at their collieries. It Is not ex
pected that he will receive any com
munication direct from the operators,
as sue haction would be a recognition
of the union.
Malicious In His Escape.
Hayward. Wis., Oct 18. Peter
Nawlosh, an Indian lad about 10 years
old, in jail on the charge of horse steal
ing, cut his way out. He then set fire
to the Jail barn, and taking Sheriff
Clarke's team made his escape. In a
few hours he was captured forty miles
from here and brought back. The barn
burned down and a cow was cremated.
Death on the Eve of Marriage.
Bunker Hill. Ills., Oct 18. J. 6kaer.
prominent business man o this place,
attempted to board a train at Alton on
his way home from Altamont where
he had visited friends with the Intent
tlon of having them attend his wed
ding today. He was whirled under the
wheels and ground to pieces. The news
of his death has deranged his pros
Wreck Reported Several Killed.
Indianapolis, Oct 18. It Is reported
that north and south bound passenger
trains collided near Logansport, and
that several persons were killed.
Boy Falls Into Scalding Water.
Green Bay. Wis., Oct. 18. Leslie
Gastey, a 6-year-old son of Mrs. Gas
tey, of the Green Bay House, fell Into
a kettle of scalding water and before
be could be rescued was badly burntxa,
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