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The Omaha -Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 1!, 1871.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MOHXlMi, OCTOIIEU 18, 1002 TWELVE 1AGES.
S1NC1LE COPY Til 11 EE CENTS.
WORK OF THE WOMEN
Labor of Clriatian Board of Tortign
Ifiiiitm ltviewed at CosTintion.
YEAR OF PROGRESS SHOWN ON RECOROS
Eeporta from Jamaica, India, Mexico and
Porto Kioo Encouraging.
VARIOUS LINES OF WORK ARE MAINTAINED
Kind, Idj aid lonl Lookad Aftar by the
laeager ef Gad.
STATUS OF FINANCES IS GRATIFYING
J'oang .People's Drputaml of This
Board Makes Good' Showing for
Year nnd Prnailat Mack
At the flrat regular iesaloa of the Chrla
tlan church convention Mr. A. M. Atkla
on of Indiana, vice president of the
Women'a Christian Board of Foreign MIs
lons, presided. Previous to the regular
meeting Ml Willard of Nebraska con
ducted a bible study aervlce, delivering an
analysis of the Lord's prayer. Mr. J. 8.
McCleery of Nebraska delivered the open
ing address, welcoming the delegate to the
city, closing with a prayer for the ucces
of the meeting.
When Mrs. Atkinson assumed the chair
a telegram of greeting from Christian mis
sionaries at Lonuon, England, was read and
a suitable response sent. Mrs. Atkinson
announced that because of lllnees Mrs.
Helen E. Moses, corresponding secretary of
the board, could not be present, and the
greetings of the convention were sent to
her with wishes for her speedy recovery.
The first business was the reading of tho
annual report of the board, of the treas
urer, of the literary committee and of tho
uperlntendent of young people's work.
The report of the board entered Into a
detailed statement of the work In Jamaica,
the oldest field of the board; In India, In
Torto Klco and in the United States.
Summary of Board's Report.
A summary of the report la as follows:
The fields of the Christian Woman's
Ttnaril nf Missions are loomed in the United
States, Jamaica, India, Mexico and Porto'.
The forms of work' are evangelistic, pas
toral, educational, industrial, medical, or
phanage, sen una, village, railway, col por
tage and leper.
We have 119 missionary pastors, evange
lists and teachers in the United States; 43
missionaries and assistant missionaries in
India, IS in Jamaica, 10 in Mexico and 2 In
Porto Klco. making a total of 1W). besides
native bible women and other helpers of
various kinds. '1 hie is a gain of thirteen
In the United States, of eight In India,
three In Mexico and a loss of one In Ja
maica, the lamented Nell Macleod. The
total gain for the year In missionaries la
t went v-three. One more would have given
us two new workers tor each month in the
VT , . ' ' 1 .'.!
we nave tinoeris.aen more permanvni
work this year than in any previous one of
iir hlJtorv, V"or.merly our children's so
cieties rTed the bull. Hints Tor our organ
isation, but it ia no longer possible for
them to do thU, with all their liberality,
loyalty, brightness and enthusiasm. This
year, in addition to the building of the chil
dren in India and Jamaica, we have by
special gifts to the general fund rlaced in
progress the following named enterprises:
The building of a mission bungalow In
the iiamlrpur district through the gifts of
the Ohio workers. Cost, J2.5U).
The building of a mission bungalow at
Bath, India, by Mrs. 11. Gerould and per
sonal friends of her husband. Cost, I2.0U0.
The purchase of a building alte in Mon
trey. Mexico, through glfta from the
Texas friends. " Cost. $1.60T.
The purchase of the Beurgan Bible Chair
home. jwrence. Kan. Cost, W.two.
The erection of new buildings at Hasel
Oreen and Morehead, Ky., by aid of spe
cial gifts from that stale. Cost, finished
and famished, $20,000.
The erection of dormitories at Edwards,
Miss., and Lum, Ala., by special offerings
taken ty c u. ornun, cost
Thene buildings are not all completed,
but are either finished or well under way.
Growth of the Work.
The growth of our work has made more
apace at headquarters absolutely neces
sary. We now occupy the entire Moor of
the third story of the Central Trust build
ing, 1H Kast Market street. Our three
slock rooms are crowded with missionary
literature and auxiliary supplies. Our col
lection of curio has been greatly enlarged
this year and Is serving the work In many
ways. The Missionary Horary, too, haa
has many added treasures. We hope more
and more the mission rooms may bear
the Impreas of the beautiful work they
are denlgned to serve.
We report a gain in the Missionary Tid
ings subscription list tor the year of 1.341,
which gives us at present 13.66 subscrib
ers. We are not content with this num
ber. This year has been notable for the num
ber of special enterprises undertaken In ad
dition to providing for the natural growth
Df the work. As a result of this unusual
activity mure new work has been under
taken this year than In any previous one
of our history. We, will need to advance
In membership and In liberality to prop
erly care for and develop these new enter
prises. It Is well that we have decided to
come together aa a unit In our special
work for 1SM3. We need to prove ournelvcs.
to learn if we have the steadfastness, -the
unity of purpose necessary to complete one
great undertaking, which Is much more
difficult than to choose a smaller taak for
which we realize we alone are responsible,
and which has In It the personal clement
ao attractive to many of ua.
This year has brought our organisation
a number of modest glfta from women who
depend for their support upon the Interest
of Invested money. 1 neee slit have been
made upon the annuity plan. The donors
are thus assured of a regular Income while
they need it, and when they are called
where want and care are unkr.own the
money Invested In our organisation con
tinues to work for Christ and humanltv.
In view of the frequency of contested and
broken wills, this plan of giving seems a
very wise one. Not only women, but also
business men, have thus Invested funds
Report of the Treasurer.
The report of the treasurer showed total
receipts aa follows:
J'otal from statcaj...
trccipta from sale
Special offering for
8. C. 1
A. C. M. . for Negro
Board of Negro tdues
tlon and evangelisa
tion Becelpta from Y. P. Sup-
Receipts from sale
Jamaica school fund
Kngllah bible chair In
Univ. Virginia Bible
Tress, book and sup..
.1 sun f i n.l 1 1U UA
Univ. Irginls bible lec
ture loans returned.... 1.M0 00
Annuities returned Aw.W)
tngiuh HI bis Chair loan
Mills Mrmurlal returned. 7uu (
i.nl. loans returned l.vlo.uo
Grand total II jo.UU.ou
There are 1.714 auxiliaries, with $7,111
" i 1
(Continued on Fourth Fag.)
BOERS GET LITTLE MONEY
orrv Saw Thar Tonred Rtrnpc Brfore
Appeallag to Amrtlrii
BERLIN. Oct. 17. The Boer generals
dow here are eorry they did not go to
America for money flrit Instead of making
a canvass of continent. So far there
hare been pie f heers, but little money
haa been com. ''A,m ' r the relief of the
Boers. One Am..
f . 'ntrlbuted more
than all Germany,
The Pan-German grout. 1 man
aging the generals. Is doing . ' pos
sible to give the demonstrate, ttl
Brltish character, but the Boers t re
fused outright to do some of the things
suggested. During the day they visited the
Reichstag. The spectator in all the gal
leries stood up and the members turned
their backa on Herr Antrlrk, who was
speaking, to stare at the general. Count
Posadowski, the home secretary, was the
only person In the house who did not look
up. He continued to quietly read a letter.
The only Incident which disturbed the
afternoon reception at the hotel where the
generals are staying was caused by a Ger
man "free lance," asking General Botha to
rash two Transvaal bills for $285 Issued
General Botha said: "I cannot do It,
my boy, I am a beggar myself."
Count von Norman discounted the bills
The Philharmonic house was filled to
its utmost capacity for the Boer meeting
nnlnk t -1 . ...II..!,
is. 1 50, some person paying as much
$230 for a seat. Military Uultorm were
almost entirely lacking.
Herr Lueckhoff, meruber of the Reich
stag and president of the Boer reception
The generals, especially General Dewet,
received a rousing welcome. The speaker
avoided attacks upon Great Britain, but the
audience erled "Shame!" when General
Botha referred to the charges that Mr.
Kruger had carried off Transvaal money
and mentioned the concentration camps.
General Botha asserted that the Boers
would be true to the peace treaty, like
men. At the conclusion of General Botha'
remarks Herr Lueckhoff asked the audience
to desist from crying "Shame."
General Dewet said he hoped the Boer
would have a great future, and added: "We
will wait until God's time come."
HAGUE TRIBUNAL CRITICISED
Dally Papers of Mexico Conndl
Sharply I'pos Decision la
the PI as Case.
MEXICO CITY, Oct. 17. El Tlempo. a
leading clerical dally paper here, com
ments abarply on the decision of The
Hague tribunal In the matter of the Plus
fund. In a leading article El Tlempo says
the court might have condemned Mexico
to .pay an amount which would have
ruined It without hesitation and parody
ing the celebrated phrase of "Let nation
perish, but let principle survive," aa It
the future of the country were to be
"subordinated 1 to the "rsrcjudleei of ' four
old men burled In their studies aad who
do not know through how many yeara of
self-sacrificing Mexico has had to pass to
accumulate the sum In question, which It
Intended to use to give Increased lmpetua
to It progress, but which by a stroke
of the pen It Is forced to deliver to Cali
fornia bishops who, a the arbitrator well
know, will employ It In anything but Im
provement of the unfortunate Indian In
whose behalf they have claimed It."
EI Imparclal, a liberal morning paper,
comments ' at length on the decision,
"which," It says, "proves that the arbitra
tors were, though highly respectable, not
superhuman, although they made a suffi
ciently meritorious effort to be Impartial
In declaring the Interest must be paid in
OTHER P0WERSW0ULD OBJECT
Reports of Heaewal of Old Treaty Be.
tweea Rasala and Tarkey
VIENNA. Oct. 17. The Austro-Hungary
Foreign office entirely discredits the report
telegraphed from Bucharest, Roumanla, to
th london Dally Mall that Russia has pro
posed to Turkey a revival of the Lnklar
Skeleeal treaty of 1833, which established a
Russian alliance, under the termssof which
the government of Turkey undertook at
Russia's request to exclude In time of war
all foreign war ahlpa from the Black sea,
while Ruasta undertook at Turkey'a request
to furnish It aid by land and sea If neces
It Is pointed out at the foreign office here
that all the European power are concerned
In the extatlng treaties governing the
passage of the Dardanelles by foreign war
ships and that it is Impossible for Russia
to modify them without the consent of the
The Austrian ambassador at Constanti
nople has also assured the foreign office
In this city that no poltlcal matter were
discussed during the recent visit to the
snltan of the Grand Duke Nicholas of Rus-
I sla, who I raid to have mad th proposi
tion referred to.
WILL CLAIM HEAVY DAMAGES
CenOIrt Between Steamship CenpaaT
and Health Authorities
GUAYAQUIL. Ecuador, Oct. 17.-A con
flict Is in progress between th Pacific
Steam Navigation company and the Board
of Health here, the latter having refused
since yesterday to permit the sailing of the
steamer Guatemala for Panama unless the
company pays the line which waa Imposed
on four of its starmers because, aa a'leged,
the committee deceived the board by hiding
yellow fever cases on the veasels in ques
tion.' The company haa Issued a protest and re
fuses to pay th fine and baa notified the
government that it will claim $750 dally
damages for the steamer's detention with
out prejudice to other claims which It may
make for damages on other grounds.
Th Pacific Fleam Navigation company Is
a British concern and has Its headquarter
PROHIBITS MOSQUITO BITES
Catena Minister Saya M arses linat Hot
Sahjeet Themselves te Yellow
HAVANA. Oct. 17. Secretary of Govern
ment Tamayo ha laaued an order prohibit
ing the inoculation for experimental pur
pones of sua immunes by mosquito which
have blttea a person afflicted with the
yellow fever and which have been Infected
tor over lea day a.
PACKING COMBINE FORMED
Iioorpo rated in New Jaiaay with Capital
in Nam of Thraa Glarka.
STOCK MAY BE LARGELY INCREASED SOON
Preferred Dividends Mast Never Fall
Below One or Rise Above Six Per
teat aad Will Not Be
TRENTON. N. J., Oct. 17. The United
State Packing company, which ia under
stood to be the beef combine, was Incor
porated here today with an authorized
capital of 11,000.000. It I understood that
thla amount will be subsequently Increased
probably to $600,000,000.
Th company la authorised to purchaae
and deal la cattle and other livestock and
to carry on the business of butchers, pack
ers, storekeepers and to construct and op
erate steamship lines, etc.
The capital is divided Into one-half pre
ferred and one-half common stock. The
dividends are to be paid up on the pre
ferred stock semi-annually, but are not to
be cumulative. They are, however, to be
at no time less than 1 per cent or more
than 6 per cent per annum.
The Incorporators of the company are
Horace 8. Gould. Frederick K. Seward and
Kenneth K. McLaren, all of whom are
clerks In a New Jersey corporation agency.
LiVE STOCK MEN IN SESSION
Three Thonsand Drlesraiea Attend the
Fifteenth Anaaal leaves
tlon at Plttbnrg.
PITT8BCRG. Oct. 17. The fifteenth an
nual convention of the National Live Stock
association begun here thla morning with a
meeting of the executive committee. Later
the convention opened with addresses of
welcome by Recorder Brown and James
President W. H. Thompson made the re
sponse. After the reading of Secretary
faker'a report J. E. Blatchford of Omatu
read a paper on the Beef trust. The com
bination Just formed, he aaid, require a
capital of $88,000,000 to absorb the proper
ties of the various packing companies. It
will require a clear profit of $100,000 a day
to pay 3 per cent interest on this capital.
When they add $100,000,000 more of watered
stock It will take a dally profit of a quarter
of a million dollars to pay 4 per cent In
terest. When this combination sees fit to
begin operation It will practically place
a mortgage on every head of live stock In
the United States. This mortgage will have
to be paid by the producers.
Three thousand delegate are In attend
ance representing live stock exchangee In
Chicago. St. Louis, Indianapolla, Pittsburg,
Buffalo, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Peoria,
Louisville, Fort Worth, Omaha. Kansas
City, St. Paul and St. Joseph.
BLACKMAILING POLICE HELD
Catch Barrsrlar and Try - te Ob-
"""---taln IMonojr ' froni xMi"i
CHICAGO. Oct. 17. Two elty detectives.
a lawyer and a First ward politician are
under arrest charged with conspiring to
levy blackmail upon the family of a young
man whom they had caught on a eharge
The denouement came In the court room
of 'udge Neely today, when the alleged
victim of the plot, William Hlckey of New
York, was arraigned for trial. Police In
spector Lavln, wi!o haa been investigating
the charges for a week, completed his In
quiry, placed the accused men under arrest
and stripped them of their star and
The prisoners are:
Frank Crtntwell, First ward politician.
David Dedenhaven, formerly a practicing
lawyer, but recently dlbarred after being
convicted of perjury In the United States
William Davis, city detective, and for
merly a patrol sergeant at the Cottage
Grove avenue station.
Joshua Tedford. city detective, and part
ner of Davis at the Cottage Grove avenue
FORETELLS IRISH HOME RULE
Redmond, Dillon and Davltt Land la
Kew York and Talk ef
BOSTON, Oct. John P. Redmond. M.
P., chairman of the Irish Parliamentary
party, John Dillon, M. P., and Michael Da
vltt arrived here today.
Mr. Redmond, In apeaklng of the present
condition In Ireland, said:
The United Irish league la the ruling
power In Ireland today as truly aa ever
the Land league was. The government
played into our hands by the coercion pol
icy and now the country is aroused. We
are on the eve of a settlement of the Irish
land question, and, after that national
self-government will speedily come to Ire
land. The Irish party now In the House
of Commons is the only real opposition
in the Kngllsh Parliament, and I believe
the day Is near at hand when It will have
the controlling Inflence in Great Britain.
Hundreds of Irishmen are imprisoned un
der the coercion act without receiving any
trial by Jury. But nobody cares for im
prisonment under these circumstances. The
more the people are attacked the higher
their spirits rise. v
The only comment he made on the forcible
expulsion of John O'Donnell, M. P., from
the House of Commons waa that It ahowed
that the opposition to the English govern
ment in the Commons waa, aa uaual, led
by the Irish party.
HEAVY WINDAT ST. JOSEPH
Terrlfle storm Visits City aad htach
Damage Remits from Hall
ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. Oct. 17. (Special Tele-
i gram.) Tbla city and the surrounding coun
try wn visited by a terrific wind, hall and
rainstorm early this morning.
Hundred of window light were broken
out and doxens of trees In the city were
The streets of the city were river of
water, while considerable stock ' was
drowned in northwest Missouri.
NOMINATE THREE DEMOCRATS
Beaten Pelltlrtaas Kama a Trie of
Congressional Candidates la
BOSTON, Oct. 17. The three democratic
contestants in the deadlocked Nlath con
gressional district each filed nomination
Those of James A. Dennison designated
him a "democratic cltlien." John A. Keli
her was called the "democratic Gaston"
nominee and Joseph A. Conry, the present
congressman ia said to be a "democratic
HIGH PRIESTESS; KILLS SELF
Ida Craddoek, Mead ef leera Cherrh,
Inhnlea Oaa.te Escape
NEW YORK. Oct. 17.-It fear of another
term In prison, or an tosane asylum. Miss
Ida Craddock, high prtceteas and pastor
of the Church of the Yoga, In Chicago, and
missionary here of her peculiar belief, com
mitted suicide today by Inhaling gas.
Her body waa found by her mother, Mrs.
Decker, by whom the suicide waa to have
been accompanied to the United States
court to be sentenced under a conviction
for sending obscene matter through the
Mis Craddock served three month on
Blackwell't Island for (Imitating an ob
jectionable book, and upon her release was
prosecuted by th federal authoritlea fur
sending the books through the mall. Be
fore coming her she was convicted In
Chicago and prosecuted la Philadelphia and
Washington for the same offense.
Mis Craddock came originally from Den
ver and first attracted attention by her
defense of the Dance du Venture at the
World' fair.. which ahe maintained was a
solemn religious performance.
FIGHT NEW RAILROAD MERGER
Petition Aaatast aewthern Amalgama
tion Hay Force Moraraa
LOUISVILLE. Ky.. Oct. 17. The State
Railroad commission tonight forwarded to
the Interstate Commence commission a
formal complaint against the alleged con
eolldatbjt of the Louisville A Nashville,
Southern railway and otiier railroad line
C. C. McChord, chairman of' the State
Railroad commission, vlfeo haa ' been in
conference with the Interstate Commerce
commission at Washington, said:
"Our Information Is that the Interstate
Commerce commission will go to New York
and will put J. Plerpont-Morgan and th
other interested in the consolidation on
the witness stand i&nd will probe to the
bottom all the deals set forth in the com
plaint which we have prepar-d."
The complaint sets forth . that by the
alleged consolidation all competition is de
stroyed and practically one man controls
the fixing of freight and passenger rates
on all the lines extending from the Ohio
river to the Gulf of Mexico, and from the
Atlantic to the Mississippi It further re
cites that the commerce of tan states ia
thus controlled by these carrier.
GREAT NORTHERN REPORT OUT
Baslneaa In All Braachea he)wo Large
Increase for Year Jat
ST. PAUL, Minn.. Oct. it- VJ. Hill thl
afternoon Issued the Great N.'rthern report.
The, earnings of passeng r trains In
creased $1,867,091, or 29.54 par ent, of which
$1,752,842 came from passenp ,r fares, $29,
272 from sleeping ears, $$,2.",t front trans
portation of malls, $63,181. fb 'M transporta
tion of Miptaaa i)- ff-V . - .
. Gross earnings for 1902 were $36,082. $56, as
compared with $28,350,689 for 1901: operating
expenses $17,789,104 against $15,843,421: net
earnings $18,243,091 against $12,507,268; taxes
11,239,091 against $969,642.
Concerning future proapecta of the ya-
tem, Mr. Hill saya Indicationa are that busi
ness will continue to' increase.
TO USE THE OMAHA GATEWAY
Contract Between Chicago, Mllwankee
4t St. Paal and Chicago at North
western la Signed.
CHICAGO. Oct. 17. Official announce
ment ia made that the contract by which
the Chicago, Milwaukee St. Paul rail
road takes advantage ol the opening of
the Omaha gateway has been signed and
delivered. The contract permtta the St.
Paul company to make equal use of the
gateway with the Chicago 4 Northwestern,
and also to make whatever use It aeea fit
of the Kansas City gateway.
The contract between the two companies
Is the result of the recent opening of the
Denver and Omaha gateway by the Union
Pacific management, which waa recently
KANSAS CITY. MUST WAIT
New Rock Island Line Will Not Be
There for Many Moatha
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Oct. 17. When the
Chicago, Rock Island eV Pacific bought the
St. Louis, Kansas City & Colorado line It
was supposed that the old aurvey would
be followed Into Kansas City.
It is now stated that the road will be built
la several mile shorter than the one
originally planned and It will take six
months longer to get Into Kansas City than
SURVEY OKLAHOMA CENTRAL
Commenecmeat Is Made on Bappesed
Mlssonrl Faetfle Exten
sion. GUTHRIE, Okla.. Oct. 17. The first sur
vey on the Kansas, Oklahoma Central
Southern, the alleged Missouri Pacific ex
tension Into Oklahoma, was commenced to
day from Stillwater, Okla., toward Cedar
vale, Kan. ,
Under the charter the line will pierce
Oklahoma Jrom the northeast to the south
west. NORTH COAST RUNS ALL YEAR
Northern Paclde Train Will Net Be
Taken Off la Winter, aa
61 piri rM, v t i . v
! senger traffic, the Northern Pacific an
nounces that the north coaat limited will
continue throughout the winter.
Tho old practice of reducing the number
of trains and of their equipment baa been
MORMON YOUNG IS INDICTED
Alleged Marderer of Mrs. Palltser
Mast Staad Trial en
NEW YORK. Oct. 17. Th grand Jury
today found an Indictment for murder In
the first degree against William Hooper
Young, who la under arreat In connection
with the killing of Mrs. Anna Pull tier,
whoae body was found in a canal near Jer
Young will be arraigned oa Monday,
Ltadar af Uaited Kin Warkan W ritaa a
Lattar ta KotaaTalt.
REVIEWS SITUATION IN THE MINES
Answers gome of the Charges Made
by the Mlae Operators aad Calls
Attention to Injastlce of
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17. The following
telegraphic correspondence, consisting of
the letter of President Roosevelt to John
Mitchell, president of the United Mine
Workers, and the latter's reply, were made
pubic at the White House today:
WHITE HOUSE. WASHINGTON Oct.
18, 1C Mr. John Mitchell. Pr-sldent
United Mine Workers of America, Wllkes
barre. Pa.. 1 have sppointed a commis
sioners llrlgadler General Juhn M. Wilson,
Mr. E. W. Parker. Judge George Gray. Mr.
K. E. Clark, Mr. Thomas H. Wsiklns and
Bishop John I Spalding, with Hon. Carroll
D Wright as recorder.
These names are accepted by the opera
tors and 1 now must earnestly ask and
orge that the miners likewise accept the
It is a matter of vital concern to all our
people, and especially to those in our greut
cities who are least well off, that the
mining of coal should be resumed without
a day's unnecessary delay.
(Signed.) THKODUKK ROOSEVELT.
Reply of Mr. Mitchell.
WILKESBARRE. Pa., Oct. 18, 1902 Hon.
Theodore Koosevelt, President of the
United States. Waxhlnaton. D. C: Pear Sir
I am In receipt of your telegram of Octo
ber IS, which resds as follows:
"I have appointed as commissioners Brig
adier General John M. WHann. Mr. E. W.
Parker, Judge Oeorge Gray. Mr. E. E.
Clark, Mr. Thomas H. Watklns and Bishop
John L. Spalding, with Hon. Carroll D.
Wrlpht as recorder."
"These names are accepted by the oper
ators and I now most earnestly ask and
urge thst the miners likewise accept this
"It Is a matter of vital concern to all our
people end especially to those in our great
cities, who are least well off, that ihe min
ing of coal should he resumed without a
dry's unnecensary delay."
Replying thereto. I beg to Inform you that
your recommendations were submitted to
ihe members of the executive boards of
districts 1, 7 and i. United Mine Workers
ol America, and they have unanimously
agreed to call a delegate convention to be
held next Monday and will recommend to
the convention that ail men now on strike
return to the posiiions and working places
formerly occupied by them and submit to
the commission appointed by you all ques
tions at Innue between the operators and
mine workers o' the anthracite coal fields.
In connection with this subject we are
glad to know that the managers of the coal
companies have decided to recede from the
untenable position which they so long occu
pied and to eccept a modified proposition
for the arbitration of the coal strike and to
give you full latitude in the selection of a
Speaks of Former Proposition.
It will be remembered that we proposed,
on October 3, to place the whole matter In
your hands and to accept a verdict of a
tribunal of yoitr own selection. It will also
be remembered that the company mana
gers at that time refused to accept the
arbitrament of the president of the United
States and prefe-red that of the local com
mon pleas Judges. We proposed to leave
everything to you without condition or
reservation, having the utmost faith In your
Impartiality and good Judgment.
In their refusal to accept your arbitra
ment the nierators sought -to -hold you In
part gecoua tenia for the very conditions
which you are trying to remedy, and te
instruct you as to your duties concerning
them. Eight days la'ter they again ap
peared before you, dropping the common
pleas Judge and proposing to abide by the
verdict nf a tribunal appointed by you.
but attempting to prescribe, within fixed
and narrow limits, the character and voca
tion of the men you were to name.
To this proposition, as the operator made
It, we were unalterably opposed. First, be
cause our respect fot you aa a man and our
Ideas as to what Is due to the dignity of
your office, demanded that we should not
be a party to a request of yog to accept
this great responsibility accompanied by
detailed and Impertinent restrictions as to
the manner In which you should meet It;
second, because careful analysis of tbelr
proposition disclosed to us, as it did to you
and the public, that the restrictions were
too narrow to enable you to secure under
them a well balanced and thoroughly Im
Objections Are Removed.
But now that you have yourself removed
theae objections by broadening and
strengthening the commission, we feel con
fident that our convention will declare It
willingness to have all questions between
the employing companies and the 96 per
cent of their employes, who are members
of our organisation, determined by the
board of eminent and Impartial men chosen
We feel grateful to you, Mr. President,
for the patriotic efforts which you have
made to bring about an honorable settle
ment of the strike, efforts which you con
tinued despite the remarkable spirit and
conduct which you at first found In the
We are In a position to sympathise with
you, inasmuch as we had long been forced
to endure arrogance, insult and false wit-
ness from the same sourcee. Our gratitude
andtheVe.." who KveurVera
us in the long struggle which we hope Is
now about to close.
characters maliciously a una tied, we have ,
retrained from eaying any word or taking:
reToncliiaTnn'more difficult?' "but now it
becomes a duty to aerena ourselves against
the slanders wnicn nave oeen neapeu upon
us and to proclaim that we have from the
first favored practically the method which
is now employed to break the deadlock.
If our nrofer of arbitration or impartial
Investigation had been acceepted six month
ago. Instead ot now, mere neea nave Dean
no strike. We have been so eager, Mr.
President, to reapond to the people's de
mand for coal that during the progress
of the strike we have more than once
offered arbitration, duc we nave invariably
been met with the reply: "We will not
permit outsiders to dictate to us In the
management of our affairs. We have noth
ing to arbitrate."
Effect ef Pa bile Sentiment.
Now that the managers of the compa
nies have been compelled by you and a
thoroughly aroused public conscience to re
cede from this position, we are proud that
the firmness and the herole endurance of
our men and women In support nf their
lights and of a vita) American principle
have won the victory.
The poor, under-paid mine workers of
these coal regions, who toll hard from early
morning until late at night for a livelihood,
nobly supported by irganlzed labor in this
and other lands, have taught these corpora
tion managers a uneful lesson In civic and
social duty. We exult over these tributes
to the dignity of labor, because It ia the
triumph of right and of good public policy.
We do not. however, rault over our oppo
nents; we appeal to them now as we have
from the first to turn their eyes to the
fuiure and to co-operate with us in an ef
fort to establish better relations between
employer and employe for the advantage
Arrogance la Forgiven.
We forgive them for their arrogant re
fusal to deal with us, and In thla hour.
when they are forced to acknowledge their
Inability to operate their mines without
our consent and co-oieratlon. we hold out
the right band of friendship and auk them
to Join with us in securing amicable rela
tions and wholesome conditions In this
legion. We forgive them for even the falae
accusations which they have made agalnat
us. They charged us with being criminals,
rioters and anarchists and our organisa
tion they denounced as "lawless and Irre
sponsible." They know aAd did know thst
their rhargea avere untrue and without
foundation In fact; they knew that every
officer of the United Mine Workers of
America from the president down has con
stantly urged upon its membership the Im
perative need of respecting the law; that
"every man wi.o commits a deed of violence
is an enemy tc our caue," has been our
I'-lt these aduiunltiona, supported with
all our Influence, there have been a few
crimes and a number' of miademeanors
chargeable to those on strike. Hut. Mr
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URGE ANTI-CRUELTY" BILLS
llnmane Society Asks President to
Step Mallreatmcat of Chlldiea
ALBANT. N. Y., Oct. 17. The conven
tion of the American Humane society here
today was chiefly devoted to tb discutslon
of the extent of cruelty to animals and the
best methods of Its amelioration and pre
vention. Tbeae officers were elected:
President James M. Drown, Toledo, O.
Secretary Sidney R. Foster, Chicago.
Treasurer, W alter Butler, Chicago.
Dr. W. O Stlllman, Albany, James M.
Brown, Toledo, and John G. Shortall. Chi
cago, were named as trustees M secure
and hbld legacies for the association pend
ing Its Incorporation.
Tonight the convention adopted resolu
tions condemning child labor In factories
In the south and asking President Roose
velt to appoint a delegate to investigate
the matter; that the president appoint a
apectal committee of three, who shall have
authority to cause to be Introduced In the
United States congress on behalf of the
American Humane association a bill for the
regulation of the practice of experimenting
on living beings; that the president be au
thorized to appoint a committee which
shall cause o be presented for the con
sideration of the next United States con
gress a bill for the prevention and (finish
ment of cruelty to children and animals In
the territories and Island dependencle otj
the United State.
BAD WRECK 0N BURLINGTON
Several Peraons Are Injnrcd In m Col
lision Which Occnrs Ncnr
8T. JOSEPH. Mo., Oct. 17. (Special Tele
gram.) Owing to a failure to deliver orders
at the Francis street station to a freight
crew, the southbound passenger train on
the Creston branch of the Burlington
crashed Into a freight five miles north
of thl city at 11 o'clock today.
Following I a list of the Injured:
8. M. Hlnes, Murray, la., breast crushed.
Daughter of S. M Hines, neck wrenched
Walter Dudeck, Forbes, Mo., leg hurt and
H. C. Williams 8. F. Hlldreth, Samuel
Dobbs, L. C. Woodson, Samuel Copps, L. C.
Tilson and Mrs. Sarah Mulr.
Tb engine were considerably damaged,
but neither left the truck. Several car of
merchandise were imarfbed up.
DERAILED CAR INJURES MANY
Sonthern Train Accident In Kcntarky
Glvea Mach Work to the
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky., Oct. 17. This
afternoon, as the regular train on the
Southern Railway waa coming from Burgln,
the rear car left the track at Jackson, and
turned completely over, injuring every per
son on the car, except two. The most ser
iously injured were brought to this city.
Those who received medical attention
Rev. D. E. Bond, Knoxvllle. Tenn.: Rev.
Frank Thompson, Harrodsburg; Mr. and
Mrs. Cahlll, . Duncan, Ky.; John
Wash, Lawrenceburg; Ben Sims. Duncan,
Ky. ; Wash Basket t. Flagman, Burgln; J,
H. Barnett, Versailles and J. A. Hrown.
Harrodsburg. The most seriously Injured
are Mrs. Cahlll, John Wash, Wash Bask
et!. WANTS DUTY-FREE PRESENTS
General Harrison Gray Otis Lodges
Protest Against Levy of Forty- .
EL PASO, Tex.. Oct. 17. General Harri
son Gray Otis of Lo Angeles. Cal.. who
has Juat arrived from Mexico, will furnish
tn '"enue c" wltVthe
of the recent Tressury department ruling
allowing an American realdent to bring
' hl United
States without paying duty.
General Oti brought In several artlclea
I waa compelled to pay (48 duty. He ha. j '
i Died a protest.
SHERIFF CATCHES A TARTAR
Negro Prisoner Escapes from Mnvlag
Train, Dragging Officer
KANSAS CITY,' Oct. 17. Charles Coates.
a negro, wanted at Pontine, 111., for bur
glary, tonight escaped from Deputy Sheriff
A. C. Ball of Pontiac by jumping from a
The aheriff could not use hi revolver
i.k... .-. ....i.. .!.. ii.,.. .
without endangering the Uvea of passen
gers, so he grappled with Coatea and in
the struggle which followed was dragged
off the train.
GUGGENHEIMS CONTROL MINES
Importntton ef Preclons Metals te
Mexico Is "New In Their
EL PASO, Tex., Oct. 17. The Guggen
heim have secured option on all mine
round Parrell, Mexico.
It 1 reported they control th importa
tion of gold and exchange throughout th
republic, and that th options were se
cured in connection with a scheme In
which the coinage of $0,000,000 worth ,ot
silver will form a part.
Movements of Ocean Veasels Oct. IT.
At New York Arrived Lucanla. from
Liverpool and Queenatown; Columbia, from
Hamburg. Southampton and Cherbourg.
Sailed Cymric, for Liverpool
At IJverpool Arrived Oermanlc, from
New York; L'ltonla. from Boston. Sailed
Celtic, for New York, via Queenstown.
At Hamburg Arrived Blucher, from New
Ycrk: pentaur, from Seattle, etc., via
At Antwerp Arrived Kensington, from
At Queenstown Arrived Campania, from
New York, for Liverpool, and proceeded.
At Bologne Sailed Rotterdam, for New
At Movllle Sailed Anchorla, for New
At the Llxard Passed Kaiser Frlederlch
der Grosae, from New York, for Southamp
ton and Bremen. '
At Havre Arrived La Champagne, from
New York. "
MEN WILL ACCEPT
Miners 8how Evtry Diipoaitjaa. to Instruct
Dalegatai ta lappart IfitchalL
CONVENTION MEMBERS ARE APPOINTED
Local Uniom Eald Mattinp and lalaot
lien to Bapreaant Tfcam.
MAY DISCUSS SOME MINOR DIFFICULTIES
Objection! to Arbitrating Flaa Will la
Voiced, bat Hot Frasaad.
CLARK WILL ACCEPT HIS NOMINATION
Says He Relieves In t'ommlssleaa Sack
aa President Has Named, hat
Does Not Favor Com
WILKESBARRE, Pa.. Oct 17. In accord
ance with the call Issued yesterday by the
executive boards of the anthracite districts
all "locals" of the miners' union through
out the coal fields today, began electing
delegates to the convention which la to
consider the acceptance of the arbitration
plans submitted by President Roosevelt,
Most of the local unions held their meet
ings tonight. It Is practically certain that a
majority of the delegate will come to th
convention Instructing to vote In favor of
accepting the arbitration scheme.
President Mitchell doe not care to an
ticipate the action of the convention, hut
from his manner It Is taken that he haa not
the slightest doubt aa to the reault. He
will go Into the convention and make a
strong speech for acceptance.
The Indications are that the convention
will last two days and that there will be
much debate. The principal question to be
disposed of before the plan Is accepted by
the miners will be that of taking care of
workmen. who cannot be given work Imme
diately. It' la understood the union will
draw funds from their relief fund, which
Is said to be still growing, for thla purpose.
The coal companies will do all In tbelr
power to meet the public demand for coal.
Preparations for resuming as soon aa th
miners call the strike off are going on
It Is estimated that 25 per cent of the
collieries will be In operation on the first
day after the suspension Is over. Tho
railroads are also making every effort to
have enough car on hand to carry the
freshly mined coal to market aad are aend
lug thousands of cara.
The atate troops are having an easy time
of It and are expecting to bear of tho with
drawal of a portion of the division at any
day. Major General Miller and Brigadier
General Gobln refuse to predict when the
homeward movement of the soldier will
begin. General Gobln said today that re
ports of petty acta of violence, such aa tho
throwing of stone at men going to work
are still being reported to him.
The stationary firemen affiliated with the '
Stationary .jrirwasesj'a association . of Penn
sylvania, who went on atrlke on June t.
with the firemen belonging to the Mine
Workers' union, met tonight and decided to
abide by the decision of the United Mine
Workers' convention. President Barrett
and Secretary Mullahy were authorised to
go before the arbitration commission and
urge that the firemen be granted an 1-hour
Some Locals Oppose.
SCRANTON, Pa., Oct. 17. Reporto were
circulated tonight that locals of the United
Mine Workers' In the West Scranton, Pltt
ston and some other localities had voted to
instruct their oXegatea to oppose the ac
ceptance of the cperators proposition unless
the companies would agree to dlacharge the
nonunion men, take back all the old em
ployes, drop the suit Instituted against
strikers, and recogniie the union. It waa
Impossible to verify '.nese reports, but they
are persistently d generally circulated.
A significant f'.ct in thla connection waa
the concern of District President Nlcholla
today, ever a published report that he waa
at the head of a movement to oppose tba
acceptance of the proposition.
"This report," raid Mr. Nlchoila, thia
evening, "Is doing no end of mischief.
" I have heard of local In different places
being disposed to rote against the propo
sition, and I must admit it la causing soma
worry at headquarters. I am satisfied.
. however, that (he convention will accept.
! . 7" " '.Tth .JV1 2"
1 ra bPPd to the proposition 1 abeo-
lute,3r without foundation. I have been
i . "vor of It from the very first and tba
oie or tne district officer recommending
".c,'P,ance to the convention waa Unan-
Will the leaders of the United Mine
Workers' give the members any advice or
Instructions regarding their conduct toward
the nonunion men?" was asked of Mr.
"I do not think so," he replied. "I do
not sea that we are called upon to ask Our
men to take thoee fellow to their heart a
and treat them aa they would a dear
friend. In 1900 I advised that nonnnionlata
be treated in a friendly manner, with a view
of winning them over. I do not propose
to do it again. Aa far aa men who con
tinued to work at their own Job are eon-
, 1 . noimng 10 say. Aa for
those who went Into the mines and innv
other men's places. I an) of the opinion
they are not worth winning to our side. I
do not think we want them."
LONDON. Oct. lS.-The Spectator, com
meriting upon the termination of the coal
strike In the United Ktates, says:
President Roosevelt has still further
rained himself ln the estimation of lila
fellow countrymen aa a man of action,
snd moderation. They feel that somehow
he will find a way to curb the excessea
of the great monopolies without falling Into
the dangers of socialistic Interference with
The American people are clearly going
to trust President Konfevelt as they trusted
Washington and Lincoln, S-nd their trust
will not be mmplsced.
Clark Will Aeeept.
NEW YORK, Oct. 17. E. E. Clark, grand
chief of the Brotherhood of Railroad Con
ductor, who was appointed by President
Roosevelt as a member of th coal atrlke
arbitration. Is In this city for the purpose
of attending a railroad employes' meeting.
"I have not been officially Informed ot my
appointment," be aaid. "J will accept, with
plcakure. 1 am a believer In arbitration,
but not la compulsory arbitration. I have
a general Idea ef the dutiea of tba com
mission. Tbla strike haa gone home to
the people more than any other in the
history of the country.
Thomas H. Watkins, another member of
the commission, aaid he had not yet been
officially notified ot his appointment.
Fellow Mitchell's Advice.
MOUNT CARMEL. Pa., Oct. 17. Twenty
meetings of the locals ot the United Mine
Workers were held In this region today and
delegates to the Wllkesbarre convention
were chosen, la nearly every Las Lance the
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