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THE OMAHA DAILY 1JEK: MONDAY, SEPTEMHEU 20, 1902.
propsrtlc or with the proper dlclpllne of
the working force, hut we do demand:
'First An Increase !n -aa-ea for men
rjnployed on piece work.
'tfecood A reduction In the hour of
labor for mn employed by the day.
"Third Payment for legal ton of coal.
"Kotirth That the roal we mine hH be
honestly weighed and correctly recorded,
"Fifth We favor Incorporating. In the
form of an agreement, the wage I hit ihall
he paid, and the condition cf employment
that shall obtain for specified period.
"Aa to the reasonable ne of thesa de
mand we have propoeod to aubrait to and
abide by the award of an Impartial board
"There could be no grosser perversion of
truth than the assertion of the operator
that the mine worker- union U a lawless
"During the past twenty weeks the wholo
power of the union has been enerted to
preserve the peace among a voluntarily Idle
population of three quarter of a million;
and It Is a tribute to the activity of our
officer and the loyally and aelf-restralnt
of our members that we have been more
uccessfut In allaying violence than the
roal and Iron police in Inciting It. Despite
all our precautions, we regret that oc
casional violence has resulted, but It would
be as logical to charge ny one of the retl-
glous, social br political organliatloua or
even the L'nltrd Slates government with I
being an unlawful organization because I
aome of Us adherents transgress the law
aa it Is to charge tho United Mine Workers I
cf America with being an unlawful organlza-
tlon becauso some of Its members violate I
the law. The officers of the union are a
severe a the operators In their earnest
condemnation of any nd every act of
violence upon the part of a striker, and I
no attempt ha been made or will be made
to condone any offense of this sort.
iiram Im.mnerlv rineed.
""' i uju aaic. u"
tlon of the press are by no mean discrim
inating tn the- fixing of responsibility aud
that crimes of violence re laid at the
doors of strikers when the Imported guard'
Una of law and order, the armed coal aud ttat we are conducting this struggle with
Iron police, are clearly and unmistakably I out malice and without bitterness; we be
at fault, and I challenge the operators or
their friend to point to one single utter-
anc on their' part in disapproval of the
lawless action of their hired guards. Borne I
time ago the Bellevus washery at Bcranton
was destroyed by lightning; a reward was
offered by the coal companies for the arrest
and conviction 01 the person who set fire
to the washery. Thi I an example of the
maancr la which the strikers are maligned,
"Mr. Baer assumes that the pumpmen, I
engineers, and Bremen were called out so I
that the mines would be destroyed and with
their destruction 140,000 men with their
wives and children dependent upon their
labors would bo deprived of work for a
long time Tho truth Is tt the strive
of the pumpmen, engineer and firemen was
called In their own Interest absolutely, and
by their own request; it was for the pur-
pose of removing grievances against which
they alone complained and against which
aome of them bad Inaugurated an lndepen-
dent, although unsuccessful strike more
than one year ago. The fact that several
week elapsed between the etrtks of ths
miners and the announcement that the
pumpmen, engineers and firemen would
strike unless granted an eight hour work
day, should convince Mr. Baer that the
strike of these men did not originate tn any I
desire on the part of the mine workers to
deprive themselves of the source of their
own livelihood. It the wine worker had
sought the detrocttrn. cf, the mining prop-
ertlet they would have ordered the strike I
of the steam men without giving the com- I
panic any notice at all
Where Hewitt Errs
"Similar accusations against the mine
worker ars made In a public utterance by
Mr. Hewitt, In which thai gentleman re
veal hi real feeling toward organized
labor. 1 do not refer to hi expressed fear
that I shall become a 'dlutator,' In control
of votes enough to decide the next presl
dontlsl ulectlon, or to hi assertion that In
this contest the allied coal nresldents are
fighting the battle of Independent labor
against tne aggressions of the United Mine
Workers in order that the Individual work-
man mav bo emoloved uoon terms satis.
factory to hlmelf. As an Influential direr.-
tor of one of the coal roads. Mr. Hewitt
la undoubtedly aware that the companies
are fighting to compel the workmen to ac
cept employment under conditions satis
factory to the coal trust and that the pre
ssrvatlon of men's Individual right I lm-
ply a cloak under which they aeek to deatroy
organisation among thslr employes. He Is
undoubtedly in position to know that
membership in an organisation was frowned
upon by tb mine manager and that
specific Instructions were Issued from ths
general offices of the cosl companies notify-
Ing some classes of workman that they
must either sever their connection with
tho union or surrender their positions. In
fact many of the local strikes which oc-
curred In 1901, were tn protest against the
action of the companies which discriminated
against abd discharged union workmen be.
cans of their affiliation with the organ.
Xono Desert When Mllltla Tomes.
"In thi strike It ha been Claimed by
enemies of the union, and believed by Mr.
Hewitt, although arknowladglng himself
friend of trade organizations, that men
wera prevented from going to work through
inar oi Doany nsrm, ana u waa ronnaenuy
predicted that the moment the mllltla
came the strike would rssolve Itself Into
a stampede. The -oilltla ha been in
Shenandoah for more than eight weeks, and
till for lack of mine worker not a pound
of coal ha been produced in that vicinity.
The mllltla I now atatloned in the Panther
Creek valley, in Wllkeabarre and In Scran
ton, and yet Its presence has not been
followed by the desertion of single miner
L ... . ... . , . .
wdo lata aown nis looia on inn lzia qi
may. ui ioe contrary-, many men orougni
nere 10 taae id place 01 to strikers
ht. ju.D.a ia raoss 01 ut siruers since
me arrival 01 int mniiia, ana mere is not
the remotest possibility of the mines being
successfully operated until an honorable
aad equitable settlement of the strike has
Prices, Sot Wasjes, Raised.
"Reverting to the demand ol the miners
for lfirm&A1 mm.mm ind Imnntail .n.lrnn.
West. Mr. !&er claims that bo cannot pot-
albly pay an Increase In wage that would
amount to 10 or 15 oenta per ton to the
miners, hut ha and tha allied nresldents
admit that they can temporarily afford to
sacrifice a good market and lose millions
rather than, pay thia Increase. Neverthe-
lass, without advancing the miners' wage
one particle the operatora did rat the
price ef coal last fall, and at ths oresent
time Mr. Baer ana hla fallow presideata are
forcing tb public to pay It to $10 a ton In
order to save thl same public 1 or IS
Mr. Baer states that 40 per cent of the
Coal reduced 1 sold In the market below
Easy to take, easy to operate)--
the cost of mining, but he falls to say that
the larger portion of thl 40 per eeot In
made up of grades of roal for which the
mlnera received no compensation whatever.
Indeed, up to a few yearn ago. or before
the Installation of waaherle the mlnera
were docked for loading thl very coal
which bring small price now In the mar
ket; and according to Mr. Beer' process
of reasoning the miner would receive less
wagea for the larger grade because they
mine this gratuitously.
Misleading to Cost.
"I shall not enter elaborately Into the
question of cost, but shall say that Mr.
Rae-r' statement are utterly misleading.
Th. .1.. tr,nn
I a ur nao III nBr III IBUU H llinil
counterbalanced by an Increase in the cost
of living which left the miner worse off
than before. Mr. Baer claims that this
advance of 10 per cent which was paid the
miners In 190rt cost the companies more
than 10 centa a ton. but this I at least
problematical. In March. 1902, the Engi-
neerlng and Mining Journal (see Issue of
March 19) made a careful calculation In
order to show what effect the increase of
wages last year had on the coat of coal,
As a result of this computation, based
upen the figure of the Delaware Hud
son, the Delaware, Lackawanna A Western
and the Lehigh Coal ft Navigation com
pany, the Engineering and Mining Journal,
which cannot lie accused of either being
friendly or fair to us, states that 'the con-
elusion to be drawn Is that the resulting
Increase In cost was not largo; In all prob
ability not over G conta a ton at the out-
"Mr. Baer claims that the average pay
per working day In hi mines I $1.98. Ad
mining, for the sake of argument, the
correctness of his figures, thl would mako
on the average number of working days in
l'jOl. a grand annual total of $368 per em
ploye, or an average of $7.05 per week
Thus a a result of the strenuously op
posed and bitterly regretted advance wrung
from the operator by the strike of 1900
the average adult employe of the Reading
;ot 4 iron company is permitted to spend
upon himself, hla wife and hi children the
munificent sum of $1.01 per day.
Strike Only for Justice.
''In closing this statement I wtsh to say
Hove that our antagonists are acting upon
misrepresentation rather than In bad faith;
we regard them not as enemies, but as
eppenents, and we strike In patience until
they shall accede to our demands or submit
to Impartial arbitration of the differences
between us. We are striking not to show
our strength, but for the justice of our
cause, and we desire only the privilege of
presenting our case to a fair tribunal. W
asked for no favor, only justice, and we
eppeal our case to the solemn judgment of
the American people.
"Involved In this fight are questions
weightier than any question of dollars and
cents. The present miner has had hi day;
ce has ben oppressed and ground down.
hut there Is another generation coming up,
a generation of little children prematurely
doomed to the whirl of the mill and tho
noise and blackness of the breaker. It 1
for these little children we are fighting,
We have not underestimated the strength
of our opponents; we have not overestl-
mated our own power of resistance, accus-
tomed always to live upon little, a little
less 1b no unendurable hardship. It waa
with a quaking of hearts that we asked for
Cur last pay envelopes, but In the grimy and
bruited hand of the miner was the little
white hand of a child, a child like the
children of the rich, and In the heart of the
miner waa the soul-rooted determination to
starve to the last crust of bread and light
out the long dreary battle to win a life for
-ne child and secure for It a place In the
world In keeping with advancing civilisa
tion. JOHN MITCHELL,
President United Mine Workers of Amer-
REMARK ON MITCHELL'S NOTE
Mine Operator Say It Is Deceptive),
bat Union Men' Praise It as Fair
WILKESBARRE. Sept. 28.-8orae of the
loc' operators, after being shown a copy
' etatement issued by President Mitch-
c of " Wlea Mine Worker today
ay " wl probably be the last he will
to the PubII o'01" the ena ' tB
tr Ike. They claim his appeal Is made up
ot generalities, and that be endeavor to
win public sympathy by making a plea
for child labor. On man said the condi
tion of child labor tn the coal region 1
much tna It I In the manufacturing
districts of the country; that the wages
paid are better and the working hours
At strike headquarters Mr. Mltohell's
latest deliverance Is termed "a ten strike,
and It Is considered that facts and figure
he presents are Irrefutable.
I The military authorities. Sheriff Jacobs
and some of ths superintendent of the
coal companies In this vicinity held a
I meeting In the office of on of ths coal
companies last evening and talked over a
plan by which the troops can be moved
promptly to scenes of disturbance, it Is
not the purpose of the military to do
police duty, but If any of the companies
can get men to go to work the soldiers
will give them protection. It Is reported
again that attempta will be made tomorrow
to nluma work ,tTtr., eoiitaries In this
-ealon which have been Idle since the
,trlke Dut tne nport caBnot VMl.
At strike headquarters It wss alleged that
there would be no change In the situation
the coming week, which Is the twenty-first
of the strike; that the striker, ars as firm
as ever, and toat there will be no deser
tion from the strikers to make It possi
ble for the coal operator to start up any
of the mine.
The Ninth regiment went Into camp
, w. cm. n..k thi. .rtemnnn inrin
.1" "--v - l.- - - '
j li i ... nt. Ak..u.. ,
. urvucuiug mo ivrw. low ouenuku irvvjii
oniered out by the governor today, wll
jola th Thirteenth regiment at Ollphant,
Lackawanna county. In the morning
ACkf PRFQinPNT Tfl MPniATF
rntdlUCNI IU MCUIMIC
Members of Cathelle Societies Are
Signing retlllona to Be
, font Htm.
NEW YORK, Sept. 21. Petitions are
I olnf circulated throughout the country by
I the member of tha various organisation
I comprising the American Federation ol
I Catholic Societies asking President Roose
to use his good omces to end the coat
atrlke. The member of the societies mi
up the federation number at least half
BIlop McFaul of Trenton. N. J., and
Bishop Messmer of Groea Bay. Wll., are thf
I spiritual advisors of the federation and
I are interested in tne circulation or mi
I petition. The petition doe not ask tnt
president to interfere In a political way
It lmply ask him to use his good officer
tne nrct citizen oc tne tana la. nring
about a settlement.
The petition read to
To Hla Excellency. Theodore Roosevelt.
President of the United States: We, whoa
namt-a are underwritten, as ritisens of
the I cited Bums, mut earnestly ask you
to use vuur sutxi omres In brtuatiui to an
end the unhai Dy eirifx now iwvllln in
the roal regions, fume oc us are men aim
women who work with our hands: some (
us are earning our livelihood in other wnys
itianv or us are losers now by mis connict
I aU aX ua are appalled by the prospect of
the stifferlnn before the country If It b-
not speedily terminated, and we feel that
we have a right to call on you as our rep
resentative to see what )"U fan li to
nmke peHce We do rnt nk you to use
anv nfllclnl power In the matter, for you
have none to use. we only ask you as the
first citizen of the nation to mediate be
tween those contending pitrtles. You ran
sneak as no one rise can speak for the
rilaln people of the country. Kvery work
nimin knows that you are hla friend: no
capitalist of common sens,, ran imagine
that you are his enemy. The fact that
others have spoken without effect does not
shake our faith that your words of counsel
and persuasion would be heeded.
We want no Injustice done to either party
In this conflict. We want no coercion to be
used or threatened. Coercion Is the game
both sides are now playing: we want thrtn
to stop that and reason together.
Tho petition has already been signed by
eight presidents and rther officer of Catho
lic societies of this city and Brooklyn.
In severs! of the pulpits of this city the
scarcity of coel waa referred to by the
preachers. Dr. Louis A. Banks at firace
M. E. church advocated government owner
ship of the mines. and supported the
miners' side of the question Inasmuch as
the operators refused to arbitrate. Rev. C.
E. Nash of the North Baptist church also
talked for the miners' side, as did Rev. R.
L. Paddock of the Church of the Holy
Apostles. All referred to the prospective
sufferings of the poor should the strike not
be quickly settled.
The .'o I situation was brought up at the
meeting of the Central Federated unions
meeting today. Samuel B. Donnely, dele
gate from Typographical Union No. . pre
dicted coal riots, "besides which the recent
meat riots on the east side were nothing."
TROOPERS RESTORE ORDER
Task Has Been a Severe One and Has
Kept Them Hun) Day- and
SCRANTON. Pa.. 8ept. S8. By working
hi trooper eighteen hour a day. regard
les of the rain and awful condition of
the roads, Colonel Waters of the Thirteenth
regiment has succeeded in restoring order
throughout Lackawanna county. 8o ardu
ous has been the tasks of the soldier that
many of them collapsed on the long night
marches and had to be carried Into ramp.
Late last night, at Orassey Island col
liery, half a mile from the Thirteenth
camp, two soldier of Company A were
atatloned In a patch of underbrush a part
of an outpost to the camp. A volley of
tones descended all about them, felling
one of the soldiers to the ground. The
two soldier shot at fleeing figures and a
relief detail, attracted by the firing, scoured
the country for two hours in a fruitless
At 12:30 this morning a ahot was heard
on a hillside near the camp, and the
searchlight was turned In the direction
whence the shots came. A man with a
gun was observed rushing to the cover
of the woods. After a short chase a couple
of soldiers ran him down. He proved to
be Michael Gauean. the hirh constable of
Olyphant borough. The only explanation
he vouchsafed to Colonel Watres this morn.
ing was: "I wanted to try out your sol-
diers and see If they were to be depended
upon." He was held to the county court.
An Olyphant man who wa ent to New
York by Bheiiff Shadt has positively lden-
unea me Hungarians arrestee, in nooonen
Saturday morning a. the men wanted for
the bntta murder of Jame. Win.ton a
Grassy island Thursday. Attorneys went
oday to New York to arrange to bring
SHERIDAN TROOP IS ORDERED
Governor Stone Instructs It to Report
to General Gobln for Service
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 28. Governor
Stone today ordered the Sheridan troop of
Tyrone to report to General Gobln for duty
In the anthracite strike territory. The
tronn left Tvrnn. tonl.ht hv sneclal train
nd net. t re.nfnre. th Thirteenth
regiment at Ollphant. Camp equipage was
BDippea rrom tne state arsoaai in mis cuy
,n a spec,., car which waa attached to the
delphla city troop will remain on duty
The cavalry was asked for by Colonel
Watres, who Is In command of the troops
atatloned In Lackawanna county. Tho
colonel says the ordering out of the troop
Is not the result of any fresh outbreaks.
He says the collieries at wnicn irouoie Elmlra, were among the prominent demo
has been taking place are far apart and crate who arrived In this city today and
that the cavalrymen can get over tne
ground more readily than Infantry.
Sheriff Knorr of Columbia county says
b did not sign nor authorize hi name to
be signed to the telegram which wa sent
to Governor Btone asking mat troops oe
sent to Centrnlia. The following telegram
wa eni 10 me governor iouiui.
8HENANDOAH, Pa., Sept. ZH.-W llltam
. oiuiiir. "" ......... . 1 - v"
i,AAn f.it- rn nmtitn rnuntv is a foraerv.
General Gobln says he will send troops to
Centralla to make arrests. Action certain
to cause comullcatlone and Injustice. Wo
nartniM rteaceriii surrenner 01 an ac
cused persons to civil authorities Tele
grams to sheriff and ths general will show
truln Ol meoe Biaiemeui.
Member of Executive Board. United Mine
juhn J. uuussr.u,
President Centralla Local Union.
1 IIUMAB J. Vll
STRIKER IS SHOT BY GUARD
Man w ho Did the Shootlntr Says it
WILKESBARRE, Pa., Sept. 28. James
Sweeney, a deputy employed at the Bliss
mine of the Delaware, Lackawanna ft
Western company at West Nantlcoke, on bis
way borne this evening met some strikers,
An altercation ensued when Bweeney pulled
a revolver and fired at Joseph Glllls, a
Slav. A bullet entered Glllls- back and he
Wll rvLHvveq in recriuu cuuuniuu ii
his home. Sweeney was locked up. He
says tha strikers threatened his life and
be shot In self defense.
A number of teamsters who were hauling
wood this evening from the mountain tor
tb Elgtb regiment. In camp at Duryea
were stoned by unknown parties. The met
ter wss brought to tbe attention of Col
onel Hoffman and he said he would send
an armed guard out with the teamsters and
for every stone thrown there would be a
bullet In return
CONFERENCE IN THE WIND
Presidents of Three Anthracite Die.
trlets Arrive la Philadelphia, Pre.
saaeably to Meet Mlteboll.
PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 29. Thomas C.
IkTl.knl. Tknm.. T,, W u mnA Ink. B. k
presidents of the three anthracite district
of the United Mine Worker, arrived at the
Windsor hotel about midnight from the
coal region. They soon left tb hotel and
up to 1:30 a. m. had not returned. The
object of their visit' U noi known, but
as President Mitchell and Secretary-Treas
urer Wilson left Pittsburg last night for
this city, tbe Inference Is that a conference
of tbe mine atrlke leadera will be held
here today. Mitchell and Wilson will not
reach here until about I a. m.
Bin Them In the sua.
It you bare loss of appetite, headache.
constipation or Hllousuesa take Electrlo
Bitter. It cure or no pay. Only (u. For
al by Kuba ft Co.
ALL WAIT FOR DAVID B. HILL
Hew Yerk Democrat Talk Little Until He
si' d s ii I ii
HIS GUBERNATORIAL CHANCES BRIGHTEN
Judge Parker llorin't Wish omlnn
tlon anal Talk Tnms to HtU Of
Competitors There Is an
SARATOGA. X. V.. Sept. 28. Few of the
delegates to the democratic state conven
tion, which Is to begin It work here lues-
day, have arrived on the ground, and those
here know Utile as to nominees or plat
form. Talk in this direction I halting until the
arrival of Senator Hill tomorrow. It Is
generally understood that with the arrival
of the senator the situation will be ma
terially cleared, and while the fight over the
governorship may go Into the convention
the rest of the tkket will be named with
out concerted opposition. At least three se
lections, It is said, have been tentatively
made. Randolph Ouggenhelmer will go on
the ticket for lieutenant governor. John Cun
neen of Erie for attorney general, and Ed
win 8. Atwater of Duchess for comptroller.
These are In addition to Judge John Clin
ton Oray, who has no opposition for the
court of appeals judgshlp. Of course Mr.
Guggenhelraer's nomination depend on the
selection of an upstate man for governor,
and it Is said tonight that If the guberna
torial nominee is from New York, Charles
V. Bulger of Oswego will be the nomine
for lieutenant governor. Charles J. Man
ning of Albany, who I a candidate for nom
ination as auditor, will be made state treas
urer for the purpose of getting on the
ticket a name so prominent in national
well aa state politics.
Test of the Possibilities.
Never In advance In late year ha there
been such a list to select from. Below Is a
partial list of candidate, and If the lead
ers are believed all have an even rhanee to
fight It out:
For Governor Bird S. Coler, Edward M.
Bhepard. Edward M. Groute of Kings; Jacob
A. Cantor of New York, Frederick Cook of
Monroe. Elliot Danforth of Chenango, Nich
olas Muller of Richmond. Alton B. Parker
of Ulster, David B. Hill of Albany, Cor
nelius A. Pugsley of Westchester, John B.
StanchBeld of Chemung, John G. Mllburn
of Erie and Judge E. M. Cullen of Kings.
For Lieutenant Governor Randolph Oug
genhelmer of New York, Charles V. Bulger
of Oswego, Mayor E. Flske of Westchester.
For Secretary of State Frank H. Mott of
Chautauqua. Daniel J. Cooney of Albany.
For Comptroller James H. Manning of
A'&anv. B. S. Atwater of Duchess, Joseph
E- Gavin 0f Erie.
rr Attorney General Charles V. Bulger
ol u"ao. iuue of Fiaukliu, John
Cunneen of Erie, Martin Littleton of Kingj
8Dd Jonn McMahon of Oneida.
rr Ju38 of the Court of Appeal John
Hill 1st Some Favor,
0f tho- , th. .t , . . p.,v , .
, .HnilMtad. prom a close per.on.1
friend It 1. learned tonight that he made the
(olIowln, lUtement: ?. tne eoDVeotlo
,hould nomtnote m by lcc,am.tton ,
annuin nni vn than A-tm. t .... t .
' v-" IUU. A MVQ
rush'nto'Vo'iucsV'011 ork 1 h,v
Delegate here tonight believe that Judre
Parker" wishe will, be respected and that
hi name will not be presented to the con
vention, but curlbrtsly enough, those who
admit this are not' talking of Coler or of
Canter, but .of Sensftar Hill. Beveral times
at piazza ronferenoea during the day the
.Ver!'!,l0?k 5" turn,ou H, "
, " .,, w !
?Und ,aVOr-. U Wl" b remembered that
I . . cntlon Of 1894 was stampeded for
?'m. t.ii' WJ'?" "? POtet, "a
l .. tuu a KiuuMiiir i aeiMriiion in ima mat
.ftnv.nlln. . . ' Z
".-I Tammany leader, her. tonlto
l aav wnether .tiett
a program will be at
At Hill's Home.
ALBANY. N. T., Sept. 28. Senator Pat.
rick McCarreo of Brooklyn. Congressman
William Suiter Of New York, Prof. William
D. Lee of Cornell, John B. Stanchfleld of
visited Senator David B. Hill. Chairman
Prank W. Campbell of the state committee
says the question of who la to be the candi-
date for governor I still an open one and
will not be settled until the convention
agrees on the man
Congressman Sulier soeak verr alowlnelv
for the chance for democratic success
and aavs If his Dartv wants him for ,n.
nnr It. t.k. th. nnnin.tin
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HEINZE PARTY IS LAUNCHED
Bntto Man Announces that His Antt
Trnst Democracy Will Hold
BUTTE. Mont.. Sept. 28. F. Augus
Helnze last night organized his new polit
leal party, to be known aa the anti-trust
demorr'jr- At ,e"1 Mr- "lnM made ibe
I .uuuuui.riiiruL lull KU U I g. U I MH.ItU mq
been effected. The primaries are called for
September 29. and the convention for the
following day. Kx-Governor Robert B
Smith, who recently deserted the populism
acted aa the spokesman of the meeting. Mr
Heinzo addressed tbe meeting, arraigning
the regular democracy and declaring that
an alliance existed with the Amalgamated
Copper company, the Standard Oil company
and Senator Clark of the regular dem
B0LING WATER HER WEAPON
Toledo Mother lsrs It to Keep Away
Health Officers Who Want Her
TOLEDO. O.. Sept. 18. When Health Of
ficer Brand, assisted by two other officers
went to the bouse of a Polish family today
to remove a 13-year-old girl to the small-
pox hospita. he was attacked by the
mother, armed with an axe and a kettle of
boiling water. About a thousand Poles sur
rounded the ambulance, and the officers
were compelled to draw their revolver
to prevent being attacked. A more Intelll
gent Pole explained matter to hi coun
trymen and the mother, after which the
patient wa removed. Tb family bad coo
cealed the rase from the authorities for
OPERATOR KILLED AT HIS KEY
Ed C hapman of Brown's station. Ma.,
Is Shot by Parties In
CENTRAUA. Mo.. Sept. 28. Ed Chapman
ticket agent at Brown s Station, five miles
from here, waa shot and killed today by un
Identified parties. Chapman was IS year
! old. He had told soms men w ho were In
toxicated to leave the premises in the
esrly evening. Later In tbe night as he sat
at hi telegraph Instrument a shot crashed
through the window, striking him la the
forehead, and he fell back dead. Detectives
I are Investigating.
THREE ARE J0 LAY CABLE
vlre rrealdrnt Ward Tells More A boot
ommrrrlnl Company's Ships'
NEW YORK. Sept. 2K Vice president
George O. Ward of the Commercial Cable
company, who arrived today on the steam
ship Celtic made the assertion on landing
that the Un'ted States will be able to open
up cable communication with Manila. P. I.,
by July 4. 103. Mr. Ward says ths cable
is being made In London at the rate of
fifty miles a day, or 300 miles a week, anl
will be finished In March.
"Three ships will lay the cable." said Mr.
Ward. "Sllverton. Colnnla and Anglla. Two
of them will begin from Manila and oni
from San Francisco.
"When thoy meet in mldorean the ends
will be spliced. Alresdy one of the ship
has started for the Philippine Islands by
w-sy of the Suei canal. The ship to lsy
the San Francisco end of the cable will
go from London through the straits of
Magellan and then up the Pacific coast."
Thomas Skinner, a director of the com
pany and also a director of the Canadian
Pacific railway arrived with Mr. Ward.
When Mr. Skinner was asked if It was true
that the Canadian Pacific railway would
combine with the steamship line of Canada
and England to form a rival trust ho said:
That Is something Sir Wilfred Laurier
the premier will have to settle when he
return from England. On hi arrival In
Canada, It 1 expected that a conference
of the lieutenant-governors will be held
and thl question settled."
ROADS NEEDEDF0R TROOPS
t'nahle for that Reason to Transport
Freight Info the Transvaal
CAPETOWN'. Sent. 28 Henlvin tnri.v n
a deputation of merchants who complained
of the Inefficient railroad freight .rr-rirm
Mr. Dour as. minister of rallwava vlnl.ntl.
attacked Lord Mllner. high commissioner for
British South Africa, as the cause of the
Inefficiency. He declared that Lord Mllner
virtually presented a pistol at his head
sna tnreatenea tnat unless the imperial
demand for trucks to bring troops to the
coast, wss corapnea wun ne, Mimer. wouiu
take measures to prevent goods from enter-
Ing the Tranevaal through Cape port.
Denies Jews Are Mistreated.
LONDON. 8ept. 29. There 1 published I
In London this morning an interview with I
the Roumanian minister to Great Britain,
M. Cataggl, In which the minister denies
(hat Jew In Roumanla are subject to dis-
abilities different from those Imposed on
other foreigners there. He says Jewish
tmmlgratlon Is not due to persecution but
to severe agricultural depression. In an
editorial article on the Roumanian minis-
ter'a remarks the Dally News says that
were the cases there the occasion of a
grave protest from other nations than the
United States and Great Britain there would
be a difference.
continent ueta steel orders.
LONDON, Sept. 29. The complaint I rife
In British Iron and steel markets that al-
though Inquiries still come liberally from
the United State fcr pig iron and steel
billets the resulting business mostly goes
to the continent. Large American orders
have been placed in Germany and some In
France at prices below those obtaining In
Great Britain and it is feared that the
whole transatlantic demand will become
diverted to foreign producers. Some Welsh
works are even buying German Iron In
preference to the cheaper Cumberland metal,
Committee la Opposed to Strike.
PARIS, Sept, 28. A correspondent of the
Tempes at Commentry says the national
committee, to whom the national congress
of French miners referred the question of
the date of the general strike, 1 com
posed entirely of member opposed to a
strike. The principle of a strike for an
eight-hour day. Including the time occu-
i. M.....nm n .nd .irendinc from
the nilrHs and at meal, wa adopted by
the miners' conaress last nlaht.
Tlabten the Pnrse on Ronmanlsu
. . o, . i.
J 4. " .
w.U Pry oe rel between
the head of high finance in Europe to pre-
vent the Issue of any Roumanian loan until
the oppressive anti-Jewish legislation of oeuverea to ais mu.- .uU -.....
h.. mnMf.A h,.m, .e. appealed to his brother to raise the cbll-
tlon would embarrass eerlou.ly the Rou-
V UI I tUUUtl j mw ".n .Mw
i.. l. tha reHemnttnn nl
a large amount of treasury bonds payable
Emperor of Core I.Ives.
BERLIN, Sept. 28. An official telegram
to the Corean legation here says the em-
peror of Core I alive and In the best of
health. The Seoul. Core, correspondent
of the Pari Figaro said in dispatch pub.
llsbed September 25 that the emperor of
Corea wa reported dead.
Bine Sinner In the Blue Da no be.
VIENNA. Sept. 28. The body of Edmund
Jelllenek. the alleged defaulting clerk of
tbe cashier' department of the Laender
department (real etate mortgage bank) ha
been found In the Danube at Altenwoerth.
HI embezzlement from the bank amounted
to about 11.160,000.
NFW ORLEANS GOES ON FOOT
NtW UttLtAria UULd UN l-UUI
Fifteen Hnndred Street Railway Km-
ployra Strike and
Car Is Ron.
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 28. Fifteen hun
dred employes of the New Orleans Street
railway mruc. pvcsuev qi mo rciu wi i
higher wages and shorter hour, and a
result not a street car was operated in this
city today. Both the striker and the
officials devoted the "flay to preparing for
the struggle which Is expected tomorrow
if tbe company attempts to run its cars,
Tbe company advertised for W0 men and
asked ths mayor for two policemen for
each car for tomorrow, but later withdrew
the advertlaement and an effort was mado
t h.v th strikers return to work snd
ubnilt tbe difference to arbitration.
The men are considering the matter, but
at midnight there was no prospect of peace.
The strikers have established headquarters
aad have arranged tbelr force at the va
rious barn to prevent. If possible, new
men going to work. There ha been no
White Honae Karnltnre Horned.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 28. L'pwsrds of
thirty piece of furniture, some curtains
and portlera and several beavy plate mir
ror, all belonging to th White House,
were destroyed by fire of unknown orlgtn
la the upholstering establishment of A. K.
Kennedy on Connecticut avenue. The loss
I estimated at S5.0UO. Bo far as known
uon of th piece destroyed waa of his
l ikely to top Llllaratloa.
DENVER. Bent. 28. D. C. Seaman, eec-
relary and general counsel of the Colorado
Fuel and Iron comnaiiy. announcts thst a
stockholder s meeting will be c alled by th
directors as noon a tne t olorauo stock
bo k re postal, which will be tn about
thirty day. This i considered by the
(ntgood people aa effectively dUpos'ng or
the Important uu-stlon in the cae now
tx-ndii.g tx-tore Judge camweu in ine
United State court in this city.
BURNS ASSAILANT AT STAKE
Crowd at Corinth, Km, lilli Hejro Who
Murdered Mrs Whitfield.
CONFESSES TO THIS AND OTHER CRIMES
t Itlsena' I otmnlttee Derides on t re
matins of Hla Living; Body and
t'nrrles Ont the Prsst
l.elanrelr aad f slmlv,
CORINTH, Miss., Sept. St. Writhing In
the flames of burning fagots, piled high by
hundreds of citizens, Tom Clark, alias Wil
liam Gibson, a young negro, was burned
at the stake here at a late hour today, after
having confessed to one of the most
atrocious crimes In the history of north
Mississippi, the assault end murder of Mrs.
Carey Whitfield on August 1. last. Before
the torch waa applied Clark stated that
he deserved hi fearful fate.
last August Mrs. Whitfield, the wife of
a well-known citizen, wae found dead In
her home. Investigation showed that the
woman had been assaulted, and her head
was practlrallj aevered from her body, a
razor having been used In the bloody
work. Both Whitfield and his wife we're
related to several of the most promising
families In the south, and the Indignation
of the people knew no bounds. Corinth
and the surrounding country were scoured
In an effort to apprehend the murderer, but
diligent search failed to disclose his lden
tits- Two detective from Chicago were
employed, but their efforts were fruitless.
Several suspect were arrested, but in each
rase an alibi wa proven. A committee of
twelve citizen wa named to continue the
search tor the murderer, and these men
have been very active In their work. On
Monday last it became known that Tom
clrk- n,"r0 Uvln nfp hr n1 h'1
trouble with his wife, and the latter threat-
enea to giaciose tne eirci di inmt,.
Officers apprehended the woman, and she
lom nun warrant toe oenot unuin
naa murdered Mr, vtouneia.
ciark was arrested and yesterday was
brought before the committee of twelve
Corinth. The negro finally confessed to
the murder, and also told of other crime
tbat Be ha(1 committed. He said that sev
eral years ago he killed two men on an ex
curalon train In Mississippi. He told of
an outrage perpetrated by himself upon a
negro woman, and' also of the theft of
11,600 from a physician at French Camp
Miss. Clark said that he had never been
suspected of committing any of these crime
and had covered up hi track In a way to
deceive the officer of the law. After bear-
0g the confession the committee decided
that the negro should be hanged from a
telegraph pole In the street. Clark said
he deserved death, hut asked tbat the ex
ecutton be delayed until today so that he
could have a farewell Interview with bit
mother and brother who lived In Memphis,
This reouest was aranted. and the two rela
tlvas were telea-raDhed for. but it was
Uarned that they were In Ml.l.lppl
Meanwhile the news of the negro's tr
rest and confession spread rapidly over the
I surrounding country, and today's Incoming
I train brought hundreds of people into the
city to witness the execution. The crowds
became so great that at mid-day the main
street of the town was ordered cleared, and
the announcement was made tbat It bad
been decided to burn Clark at 3:30 o'clock
n the afternoon. This statement caused
much excitement, and surging crowds of
people began to -gather about the place
selected for the enactment of the awful
At 2 o'clock pine fagots and larger piece
of wood were carefully laid about an Iron
rod which wa driven deep Into the ground,
and half an hour later It was announced
that all wa In readiness.
At 3 o'clock the prisoner, heavily man-
acted, waa taken from the Jail by a posse
of armed men and, followed by a large and
the east gate or tne negro cemetery, wmcu
la situaiea in tne western pari, vi w en,
Fagot and wood bad been piled high
around the stake, and tb negro waa se
eurely fastened to the iron rod. Clark wa.
-sked if he cared to make . .uu men, H.
" " ' . h.
Pared for him. and asked that a letter b.
I . , , , - , . .
oren propeny, aamonisutng inwu ,w.r.
Of evil Company.
., . ., ,v.
rinaiiy an was tu rrmuwo,
word waa given to Are tha funeral pile.
The husband and brother of Clark a vic
tim stepped forward and applied torches,
and In a moment the flames leaped upward,
enveloping the trembling negro In amok
and fire. The clothing of the aoomeo man
wa oon Ignited, and aa tbe flame grw
notter ua saio m-sB w Frv. .u.
itoaned plteousiy ai mis juncture. m.
agonising look upon hi face told of the
awful torture n was pnaerguma. iimm
n(s bead tell forward upon his breaat, and
lo a few minute all waa over. The flame
were fed by the crowd until inn ooay w.
burned to a crisp. Then tho gathering dl.
persed and the town soon assumed 1U nor.
Tha committee of twelve and many of the
representative citizen or torinto vigor
ously opposed burning tne negro ana argueu
tnat Be ahould be hanged. J. H. Hennlng
Blrmlnh,m, A,,., brother of Mr. Whit-
field, would not consent to thl proposition
and Insisted that ciara snouia oe ouravu.
More than 5.000 people witnessed the grew
aome trr.gedy. among whom were many
women and children.
TO CIBB A COLD I USE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablet. Ail
, , , . . . A
drucclats refund the money if It laiis to
OLENWOOD. Ia.. Sept. 21. (Special.)
Joseph V. Hlncbman, tbe proprietor of
Hlncbman bank, and one of th moat
prominent capitalists or soumwesi jowa,
died at hi home ber yesterday. Mr.
Hlnchman came to Ol en wood in ist ana
has been In bualuea continuously since
Tired. That one word tells
the whole story. No rest.
No comfort. No particular
disease. Just all tired out.
Fortunately, physicians Know
about Ayer's Sarsaparilla.
They prescribe it for ex
haustion, anemia, depression,
general debility. knl
No matter what all you nor what
medicina you take, you cannot f t well
if your bowela are comtipetod. Cor
rect this at once by taking Aver'a PI It,
just one pill each night. These are
pre at aid to tbe Sartapsrfila.
UcuU. t. C. AT LeweH, Mat,
that time. lie line given generously td
he Des Moines college. In the last few
yeats It is known tr.at he gsve IHn.onrt
to this lnstltutlm. Me will be greatly
missed In Glenood. uhtrc his dl.-c n
sought by everybody.
ST. LOt'IS. Kept. : -Thomas Ilaikes. a
heatrical manager whose residence Is JO
Rue Tallbout. I'nrls. fell unconscious on
the sidewalk at KUtilh an I St. Charles
streerls tonight und half nu hour Inter'
died t the city hospital from heyiorrhnges
of the lungs. Mr. Hawhes has for several
years managed tho troupe known as th
Burmese trio, consisting of three Burmese
acrobats, and bad Just finished an engage
ment at a local th'-atrr. Mrs. Itawkcs,
who Is In Paris, ha been cabled and the
heatrical maungement has taken charge
of tho body until a reply la received-from
KOSSUTH MONUMENT UNVEILED
ilnnjtarlana Have n ohlc Tiny In
Cleveland, with Thousands
CLEVELAND, O., Sept. 28. A life-size
statue of the Hungarian patriot. LouIh
Kossuth, was unveiled today In thi city
In the presence of 50.000 people. The
statue stands on a pedestal and Is about
twenty feet high. The figure of Kossuth
was the work of a Hungarian sculptor.
Andrew Toih of Debreszlu, Hungary.
The octaelon waa made the opportunity
for a display of the affection in which the.
Hungarian patriot is held. Addresses were
made by Mayor Johnson. Senator Ilannn,
Congressman Burton and Governor NaRh.
Addresses were also made in several foreign
tongues by eminent speakers. There i
a street parade. In which Hungarian and
allied societies participated. Six thousand
men were In line. The statue Is located
on t'nlveralty Circle, a fine open plot of
gixund facing the buildings of Western
Reserve university. Tonight there are a
number of banquets and literary celebra
tions tendered to the notable Hungarians
from several cities who came to attend the
WILL THOMPSON ACCEPT ?
(Continued from First Page.)
Thompson's business bablta nor would It
be fair to the associate who have gone
Into the enterprise with him.
Influence on Heat Senntorlal Race.
What result the appointment will have
rn the senatorial race two years hence is
aleo a question entering Into the situation.
Senator Dietrich has always recognized the
fact that be owed bis election to the with
drawal of Mr. Thompson, and should Mr.
Thompson be an active candidate again Sen
ator Dietrich might feel hlumelf morally
bound to get out of his way. If this ap
pointment Is to do considered as tauceliiug
what remains of the debt of Dietrich to
Thompson, Senator Dietrich's candidacy will
no doubt be made on hi own account with
out reference to Mr. Thompson's aspirations
in the same direction. It will not be sur
prising In view of these clrcumstsnces thst
the decision of Mr. Thompson would be an
nounced first from Washington rather than .
ber at Lincoln.
WILDING C0MES TO CONFER
Enarllsh Representative of Interna
tional Ifarlaratlon Company Joins
Morgan Crowd In New York.
NEW YORK. Sept. 28. Henry Wilding,
tho English representative of the Interna
tional Navigation company, arrived today
on tbe steamer St. Louie. HI arrival ha
been awaited in connection with the con
ference with steamship men and financier-,
at which tha detail of the Morgan rt.
ship combination are to be arranged i..'
consummation. Mr. -Wilding declined to
talk on the subject, as did C. F. Torrey,
chairman of the board of directors of tbe
Atlantic Transport line. Both these were
met at the pier by Clement A. Grlscom,
agent of tho American and Red Star lines.
nd Balance of Week-Matlneea
Thursdays and Saturdays.
Under Two Flags
Prices: 16o, 5or, 76c, II. Mat., J5c, (Oc
"WIZARD OF OZ."
Matinees Wad , Sat., Sun., 2:15.
Every Night, 8:16.
High Class Vaudeville
Mattie Keene and company In Ella
Wheeler Wilcox' "Her First Divorce Case;"
Hickey and Nelson: Jules Blano and victor
Moore; the Great Leon: Oeorgs W. Day;
Irene Franklin; zara ana ara, ana tne
Prices, 10c. 26c and toe.
University Lectures on
Modern Social Problems
tonaneted ar THE IKIVERslTT
f (htesco la eo-onoratlen
with tho OMAHA TEACHERS'
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Taesdar Evening;, S O'clock.
September 80 December 1, 11MMI.
Course ticket. 13 00. Single admission.
25c. Ticket may tie sec urea i me aoor
or from Mlas Martha Powell,, secretary
Unlverilty Extension center, Winona.
aid 6Jd it.
Orchestral Coacwl Xvery alveola.
All tar - iat fe.saaia.
Send tur descriptive ctooUat,
W. JohNtoN wbi- jvineioi
tPta nnd Don' Its,
Omaha s Lesdlng Hotel
Sfb IAL. TfcATl'Rieil
LUNCHEON, J'fY CENTS.
UJU to t p. rat
eUNDAT t.tu p m. DINNER. TtO
a.sadilv Inrruilnt bust nets ha as' '
tated an enlarasimot ef tha cat. duuttUnd
Its former capaclir.
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