The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, October 10, 1902, Image 1

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Senators and Operators Meet
to Discuss Strike.
{ Coal Barons Confer Over Situation
i Privately , but Will Make No An-
nouncemcnt Soldiers Preserve Or-
" "
, "dcr In Anthracite Region.
1 New York , Oct. 10. Hepleto at Ha
opening with promise of a solution of
the long-drawn-out struggle between
the United Mine Workers of America
and the operators of the anthracite
properties In Pennsylvania , yesterday
closed without apparent appreciable
progress toward an agreement upon
the Issues In controversy. Most noteWorthy -
Worthy of the day's events was a con
ference at the office of Senator Thorn ,
ns C. Platt , at which there were pres
ent , among others , the two senators
from Pennsylvania and the governor
of New York and nearly all the heads
of the big corporations controlling the
anthracite Holds. In all seeming , this
conference had a contrary effect to
that which had been hoped from It ,
nnd the operators departed declaring
adherence to the policy they have fol
lowed from the first , of resisting tha
demands of the miners' union to the
bitter end. There were other confer
ences during the day , In which Presi
dent Mitchell and people of more or
less consequence In the Industrial
. world participated , but these , so far
as Information goes , were as barren of
result , as the principal meeting , de
tails of which are given below on tha
authority of one who was present.
From what may be described as an
.Inside and authoritative source , It may
be announced that the conference at
the office of Senator Platt was abso
lutely without result , the operators
refusing to consider the political aspect -
pect of the situation and maintaining
the position that the question was one
between employer and employe as to
,1 the management of the properties con
According to the authority above In
dicated , Senator Quay and Governor
Odell expressed the oplnoln that If
the strike continued for another fort
night or longer , the effect would be to
EO impress the public mind with the
one subject of the shortage of fuel
that political duties would be neglect
ed and the voters remain away from
the polls on election day , with the nat
ural result that the majority party In
( Pennsylvania and New York would be
the greater sufferer. Senator Pen-
rose expressed his concurrence In the
representations of the others , and Sen
* ator Platt and Mr. Lauterbach spoke
in a similar strain. These latter ad-
.vised . something In the nature of an
armistice , under an Implied promise
to the miners that their union would
bo recognized by the operators.
On their part the operators declared
that the question at Issue was entirely
apart from party politics , and they re
fused to ho Influenced by Republicans
as to the effect the strike might have
upon the fortunes of either party.
General Thomas , of the Erie , had a
long talk with J. Plerpont Morgan , the
nature of the conversation not being
disclosed by either of the gentlemen.
It Is asserted on what appears to be
good authority that Mr , Morgan was
In communication during the day with
ome of the politicians , who con
ferred with the operators , but that he
declined to be placed in the attitude
of a party to the controversy.
The conferences are still going on ,
tut the Impression prevails that If
any baals of settlement Is reached It
Will not be announced until after a
meeting now being held at Senator
'Platt's office.
.Detroit Conference Urges Radical Ac
tion on Authorities.
Detroit , Oct. 10 The 186 dele
gates , representing eleven states , who
attended the Interstate conference on
the coal situation hero yesterday ,
adopted resolutions last night , after
much debate , .urging the president to
institute civil proceedings looking to
the enforcement of the Interstate
commerce act against the companies
and criminal proceedings against their
officers ; petitioning the governor ol
Pennsylvania to call a special session
of the legislature of that state to con
demn all the coal carrying railroads
and sufficient of the mines to supply
the demands of the people. Further ,
the resolutions petition the president
to call a special session of the house
of representatives and to recommend
to them the appointment of a committee -
too with full power to Investigate the
cause of the strike and to place the
fclame therefor. A upplemontal reso-
Jutlon , offered by Judge Frank E. Gar-
Yin of Indianapolis , was also ordered
attached to the main resolutions. II
urges that the president at once Insti
tute proceedings "to prevent combina
tion of the coal operators , " nnd to
have a receiver appointed to operate
the mines. The supplemental roporl
urges a special session of congress II
it Is not possible at present for the
president to take this action.
The radical element , headed by Vic
tor Berger of Milwaukee , wanted more
radical resolutions , wanted them to
Heclaro for censure and operation ol
* the mlnei by government and govern-
-gnontal ownership.
U Complete -
ploto Tlo-o 'soc/oj /line. / .
Denver , Oct. 10. i ma have
passed between the officials of the
Western Federation of Miners and
President Mitchell of the United Mine
Workers , looking ; to a complete tluup
of all bituminous coal mines In the
United States and Canada.
The telegram of President Meyer of
the Western Federation says : "Exi
gencies demand that no coal of any
kind bo mined In the United States
and Canada until the anthracite strlko
Is won. The Western Federation of
Miners will co-operate to this end. "
Mr. Mitchell's response says : "Tel
egram received. Shall give careful
consideration to you suggestion.
Many thanks for the proffer of cooperation
ation and assistance. "
"Tho significance of this correspond
ence , " said President Meyer , "Is far-
reaching. It means that If President
Mitchell will rail out all his men In
every soft and hard coal mine In this
country nnd Canada , the Western
Federation of Minors will Immediately
co-operate with them and withdraw
every man wo have In the coal fields
of the west. Tills will mean that the
stubborn mlao operators In Pennsyl
vania will have to bring this long
strike to an end or the people through
out tUo country will know the reason
why. This is the only way to cud the
trouble. "
Militiamen at New Orleans Shun
Strike Service.
New Orleans , Oct. 10. The street
car strike situation in this city is be
coming graver every hour , though
there was no violence of any note *
yesterday. Governor Heard Is here
and is being urged by the business
men to endeavor to settle the trouble
without a resort to troops.
Out of 1,600 militiamen In the city.
700 have reported at the armories or
been brought In by corporals' guards.
The squads had to exercise a great
deal of patience to refrain from re
senting the attacks and Jeers of the
crowds on the Streets. At every
point they were greeted with derisive
epithets by the crowds of men and
boys. Many of the soldiers do not
want to go on this service and are
hiding. They claim they have friends
and relatives among the strikers.
Coal Diggers Keep Peace.
Wllkesbarre , Oct. 10. There were
no developments In the mine workers'
strike In this valley this morning.
The entire community remains quiet
and the troops have nothing more to
do than go through their dally routine.
The remaining commands of the Third
brigade arrived in the Lackawanna
and Wyoming valleys and were sta
tioned at various points by Brlgadlei
General Gobln. Brigade headquarters
have been established here.
Transvaal Cuts the Tariff.
Pretoria , Oct. 10. An extraordi
nary Issue of the Gazette says : The
duties are abolished on machinery ,
building materials , metals and agri
cultural Implements. The largo sacri
fice of revenue Involved Is considered
preferable to increasing by taxation
the cost of renewing the Industrial
capital of the colony. As It Is Impera
tive , however , to replace a portion of
the loss , the duties on wines and
spirits are increased.
Holds Shooting Unjustifiable.
Albla , la. , Oct. 10 The coroner's
jury returned a verdict In the case of
WId Sarver , holding that Officer Smith
was not Justified in the shooting. Sar
ver was shot and killed after he had
Kesisted arrest.
T. W. Hunter was sworn In as gov
ernor of the Choctaw nation Thursday.
The San Hal Kwan-New Chwang
section of the railroad Is now entirely
In the hands of the Chinese.
William Casper and John Rump
were fatally Injured Thursday by the
collapse of the top floor of a new bank
building at St. Joseph , Mo.
Another peasant uprising has
broken out in the government of Pol-
tavla , Russia. Many persons are re
ported to have been killed 01
The Fries cotton mill merger , of
certain classes of all southern cotton
mills , has been at last consummated
to the extent that writings have been
signed by seventy "mills.
The bodies of Pleasant Prultt and his
wife , Winnie Prultt , were found side
by side Thursday in the basement of
their home at Indianapolis. Police
have adopted the theory that Pruitt
killed his wife and then himself.
Robert Rankln , an actor ; Lewis
Dorshelmer and David Morton of
Scranton , Pa. , were experimenting
with gasoline for Illuminating a mov
ing picture machine when It exploded
and the three men were horribly
The Clyde line steamer * Apache
and Iroquols crashed together In the
harbor of Charleston , S. C. A hole
ten feet long was stove In the Iroquols
and one twenty feet In the Apache ,
the latter settling In shallow water.
The Iroquols remained afloat.
New Yorkers will be riding from one
end of the Rapid Transit tunnel to
the other in less than a year , accordIng -
Ing to the anpouncement made by
Chief Engineer Parsons , who has Just
sailed for Europe. Practically all the
tunnel digging will bo finished within
the next six wocki.
Pennsylvania Man Elected Chief
tofhe G. A. R.
Report of Pension Committee Severely
Criticises the Medlcai Division of
the Bureau for Alleged Attitude of
Hostility Toward Applicants ,
Washington , Oct. 10. The Grand
Army got down to buslnpHs yesterday j
and the encampment of the order , be
sides hearing an address from Coin-
mandor-ln-Chlef Torrance and teporta
from a number of officers and com-
mlttuuB , elected a now head for the
ensuing yonr. The new commandur-ln- j
chief of the O. A. R. Is Gunc-nl T. J. \
Stewart of Pennsylvania , who WUB a' '
leading candidate for tlio honor n your
ago. Ills competitors were General j
John C. Black of Illinois , a former
commissioner of pensions , and Col
onel John MclSlroy of this city. Tlio
name of' General Daniel Slcklca 01
New York city was presented to thoj
convention , but ho withdrew from the
rac . William M. Olln of Massachu
setts was elected vlco commander-la-
chief , and James M. Averlll of Georgia ,
Junior vlco commandor-ln-chlef.
Aside from the election of these oft-
ccrs , the moat Interesting feature of
the encampment was the report of the
pension committee of the G. A. R.
This committee severely scored the
medical division of the pension bu
reau , declarlnp that It was a dead line
where wore executed the claims ot
veterans seeking pensions. It ac
cused the personnel of this division ot
approaching the reports of the examin
ing surgeons throughout the country
with auBplclon and distrust and as
made In bad faith. It denounced the
reports that extensive frauds weru
practiced in pension claims as abso
lutely baseless.
The Woman's Relief Corps , Daugh
ters of Veterans and the Ladles of the
G. A. R. also met In annual convention
yesterday. Thousands of veterans
and their wives , delegates to either
of these organizations , attended army
corps reunions In the big tents on the
White lot or spent the beautiful Oc
tober day In sightseeing. A feature
of the afternoon was the dedication of
the cornerstone of the proposed me
morial bridge to connect Washington
with tha National cemetery at Arling
ton. Secretary Root was the orator
of 'the occasion.
The Union Veterans' union held a
lively session , the question of who
shall succeed Commander-ln-Chlef R.
G. Dyrenforth being the principal
cause of the trouble. Recently Com
mander Meachani of the Department
of the Potomac secured a restraining
nrrifir nrntectlnc him from removal
from office , and much of the Ill-feeling
which came up during the last year
was displayed at the meeting. The
cession was held behind closed doors.
The debate at times was acrimonious.
An adjournment was taken to give the
committee on credentials time to sub
mit Us report , but when the session
was resumed It was announced that
the report would not bo made public
at this time.
One of the largest receptions Inci
dental to the G. A. R. encampment
season was given by Mrs. Roosevelt
to the patriotic organizations of wom
en meeting In national convention dur
ing the encampment. It was held at
the Corcoran Art gallery from 4 to 6
o'clock yesterday afternoon. From
the time the doors were opened until
the close of the reception a constant
stream of callers , white and colored ,
were Introduced to Mrs. Roosevelt , by
whom they were greeted with a , cor
dial handshake.
Delegates to Irrigation Congress
Elect Officers and Adjourn.
Colorado Springs , Oct. 10. The Na
tional Irrigation congress adjourned
after electing officers and selecting
Ogdcn , Utah , as the place of next
year's meeting.
The following officers were unani
mously elected : President , Colonel
Edwin F. Holmes of Ogden , Utah ;
first vice president , Governor L. Brad
ford Prince , Santa Fe , N. M. ; second
vice president , Anson J. McCune , Den
ver ; third vice president , E. II. Llbby ,
Clarkston , Wash. ; secretary , Colonel
H. B. Maxson , Nevada.
The appointment of a committee to
report next year on the merger propo
sition and the adoption of a set of
resolutions completed the work of the
The resolutions , after felicitating
the American people upon the enact
ment of the national irrigation act ,
Bay : "The grateful acknowledge
ments of this congress are due to
Theodore Roosavelt , president of tha
United States , for his Invaluable as
sistance In tha cause of Irrigation. "
Resolutions were also passed reconv
mending the protection and preserva
tion of forests and urging the cooperation
ation of national and state govern
ment to this end.
Kills Girl and Himself.
Washington , Oct. 10. Miss Alice
Fisher , a young woman employed in
the government printing office , was
shot and Instantly killed by William
Dougherty , an employe of the same
office. Dougherty then shot and killed
hlmHolf Jealouny was the motive ,
The affair occurred at the homo of a
friend of the younsr woman. Ml s
Fisher had gone to the friend's IIOIIHO
nt the request of noiiRhorty , who
wanted her to roatimo friendly ruin-
tlona nnd ceuno accepting attentions
of another young man.
Officials See Danger In Delay Over
Signing of Reciprocity Treaty.
WashlHKtou , Oct. 10. The situa
tion us to Cuba la such at pronont as
to give ollli'lnlH here great concern.
It la feared thut Culm IB drifting a\vn >
nnd evidence la multiplying day by
duy to mark the growth of n hplrlt of
Indifference toward the cultivation of
friendly commercial relations with the
United StatOH thnt iihnoHt hordora on
hostility. The treaty which , by the
tcruiB of the Mutt amendment , might
bo entered into botwcon the two gov
ernments , In now awaiting the npprov-
fll of the Cuban government , which ap
proval la withheld , not with any ox-
proHHcd Intention of rejecting the con
vention , but UiroiiKh what la regarded
hero aa the natural Inoitla of the Cu-
linne In diplomatic matters. Thin
treaty includes provisions for a con-
fcldorable moaaure of reciprocity bo-
twuen the United Statoa and Culm ,
and while It IB Into that the Cubans
bolteve that the United States baa
been rather nljiKardly In the arrange
ment of the reciprocity schoduloa ,
those objections are not regarded aa
sufficient to account for the great delay -
lay In concluding the treaty. However -
over , there la no intention , It IB salil ,
to resort to any undue pressure on
the Cubans.
Art of How to Swiftly Place an Army
In Motion.
Fort Rlley , Kan. , Oct. 10. For two
weeks officers of the National Guard
from nearly all the statoa between
Wisconsin and Georgia and California
and Rhode Island have remained at
Camp Root witnessing practical ob
ject lessons In the movement of
armies and the control of men In ac
There were very few of them In
camp yesterday , nearly all having left
for their homes. Had those who departed -
parted prolonged their vlalt but ono
day they would have gained knowl
edge of the art of swiftly placing an
army In motion , second In Importance
to nothing they have acquired concerning -
corning the more showy operations in
the field.
Within fifteen minutes every tent
was ready for shipment and the first
loads of them were being placed
aboard the cars for transportation to
Omaha , where all of the tentago will
be sent.
Resent Action of American Officers
and May Not Sell Canal.
Washington , Oct. 10. It is learned
at the Colombian legation hero that
the complications at the isthmus of
Panama , growing out of the orders of
Commander McLean of the Cincinnati
nnd Admiral Casey , who succeeded
him In command , regarding the transit
of the railroad , .are the subject of ne
gotiations between the government at
Bogota and United States Minister
Hart. The matter not having come
officially before the legation hero , the
officials decline to talk about the prob
able outcome. Recent advices re
ceived here from Colombia show that
the action of the American command
ers has caused a feeling of great ex
citement at Bogota and other places ,
where It Is deeply resented. In some
sections of the country , It Is declared ,
feeling Is so strong that some appre
hension la expressed that It may seri
ously Interfere with the negotiations
for the purchase of the Panama canal
property by the United States.
Settlers Are Alarmed.
Meeker , Colo. , Oct. 10. The wound-
Jnjf of State Game Commissioner Har
ris has greatly excited the settlers In
the vicinity of Rangely , where the
shooting occurred. A special messen
ger rode into Meeker from that place
yesterday and reported that about 400
Utes have been in the vicinity ol
Rangoly some days , slaughtering
game. Ho says thut since the fight
with Harris the bucks have sent their
squaws and papooses back to the res
ervatlon , which is taken to mean that
they intend to fight. Many of the set
tlers , feeling certain that there will
be trouble , have sent their families
to Meeker.
Will Take a Look at Bodies.
Indianapolis , Oct. 10. A party
headed by Detectives Asch and Man
ning went to Louisville yesterday to
Identify , If possible , some of the bodies -
ies found In a cold storage room in
that city. It Is thought that some of
the bodies stolen from Indianapolis
cemeteries , and which mysteriously
disappeared from the colleges here ,
may bo found there. The party In
cluded , besides the detectives , rela
tives of several people , lately deceased -
ceased , whoso graves were robbed.
Patterson Elected President.
Atlanta , Oct. 10. The sixteenth annual -
nual convention of the Association of
American Agricultural Colleges and
Experiment Stations elected the fol
lowing officers : President , James K.
Patterson , president Kentucky Azrl-
cultural and Mechanical college ;
Tlco president , R. H. Jesse , president
University ot Missouri ; secretary , E ,
B. .Yoorhe s , re-elected.
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Surplus , $20,000.00
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