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CANTON Sept. 23. In the morning
President McKlnley attended services at
the First Presbyterian Church. A few
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TH?' DEATH ROLL.
Marshal Campos, Ex-Goveraor-Gen-eral
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MAD&ED Sept. 23 -Marshal Martines
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ter 10 o'clock at Zaraur near San Sebas
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WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 23. George
-j Tir KnA. thn Am,rloin iTiu -
plorer, In 1855, died here today, aged 6S
years. Upon the death of United States
Paymaster Charles Lever, at Alameda,
CaL, recently, the announcement came
that "he was the solo survivor but Mr.
D'VI was a gunner's mate on -the expo
dltlon and outlived Mr. Lever.
EFFORT TO RESUME
Will Be; Made in . Schuylkill
UNDER PROTECTION OE2O0O TROOPS
BXlHeawaem Say 'Many Men -Desire
1 to Itetiara to 'Worlc Sunday" Wna
IHJLADELPHIA, Sept. 23. Tomorrow
morning will open the second week of the
great anthracite coal miners' strike and
developments having ,an important bear
ing oh. the outcome of 'the stnlggle iro
Tooked forward io. An effort will be
made 'In the morning to start work In
collieries, located in Schuylkill County
wfth the protection of three regiments
olt.-tae -State National Guard, In all num
bering about 2000 men. Some of these
mines -were voluntarily closed Saturday 'by
the' operators at the request ot the County
.Sheriff with the object of checking the
dfsorder In and about Shenandoah, where
the, riots 'occurred Friday, which re
sulted Hinne-kllllng of one of the rioters
by 'the Sheriffs posse.
'The operators , 'and rolne-owners claim
that, a sufficient number of .hands to run
many of the collieries 'are- desirous of re
tarnlng.1 to work If they can be "pro
tected from assault from tho disorderly
element. The Sh'eriff found i himself un
able to , control' this element and hence
his request for -troops was complied with
by the Governor. ,
i No estimates of the number of'mlne-i
workers likely to return to work In the
morning has been made by either side,
but General Gobln- tonight issued de
tailed orders which -will distribute the
troops along the roads .leading to, the
collieries and about the mines, in' a man
ner which, without doubt, ,wHJ fully In
sure the safety of all who may desire
to work. '
The strikers have given no Intimation
as to their view of, this new move on
the part of the operators beyond, the
general claim of the 'leaders that not
many will return to the mines. Whether
they will attempt a clash,with the troops
cannot tonight be conjectured.
Quietness prevails today throughout the
entire region. ' Some mass meetings were
held which were addressed "by the strike
leaders but all the meetings were con
ducted In an orderly manner.
The churches throughdut -the region
were well attended. The pastors all coun
selled good behavior on the part of the
strikers and especially advised against
the use of Intoxicating .liquors. Some of
the preachers sided with the strikers In
their contest while a. few of them ex
pressed the -belief that the men and
their k families would be betterr off if
they would return to work at once.
RAHjROADBItS MAT STRIKE.
Ca-eratlTe Stores May e Esta-
lihed In Poa Dlstrlet.
SCJRAIfTONV Pa., Sep. 23. It now be
gins to look as if the strike would exterid.
n hv rrdimaders. at feast in this region-
The switchmen, had, another conference
'itfaay with their i&tioHal' officers Grjirtci:
(Master Frank. Tv'l&wl'ey' an6Grand sec-
cuss tni request of the. striking, miner s
that they .refuse "ito liannle-', non-union
coal. Nothing" could be learned of what
was done further than that the national
officers" and11 a conimlttee;r-of the, local
switchmen would, go,, to. New York' to
morrow and that on their return some
thing deflnltewould be done.- Thepur
pofie of their visit could not "be learned,
but it lssuppose'd it Is to petition, Presi
dent Truesdale.l of the Delarawaret Lack
awanna"'' & '.Western,, to, spare ,themvthe
task of handling the non-union washery
coal and save them from, the alternative
of striking br refusing the 'miners' re
quest. , .
, The scare resulting from the announce
ment that the Delaware, Lackawanna &
Western would niake aneffort to operate
the Bellevue colliery tomorrow' is now
learned to. be 'without foundation. Su
perintendent , Loomis says .the story Is
untrue, and the lack of preparation at
tho colliery bears him out
Organizer" Dilcher said today 4that the
miners had been assured of outside help
that would permit thih to continue the
strike for six monthB at least after their
""own resources had. been exhausted. Sig
nificant remarks ajong the same line were
made at a mass-meeting In Laurel Hill
Park last night, .and again at Tropp '.this
afternoon, by National Secretary Thomas
Iidd, pf the Woodworkers' Union, Just
here from Chicago, and 'A. C. Catter
mlll, of the executive commitee of the
United Brotherhood . of Carpenters and
Joiners. If tho occasion demands it,' Mr.
Dilcher says, co-operative stores, and
bakeries will be established all through
the region and rations issued after the
fashion of the Army, f
The tie-up remains practically as when
the strike went Into effect a week "ago.
All the mines are idle and the 10 wash
cries continue to operate. The mine
workers now claim to have 70,000 of the,
75,000 men of' district. No.-1 enrolled in
their organisation. - . i
SO CHANGE AT HAZLETON. '
Three Prominent Deputy Sheriffs
Chaxg-ed With Highway Robbery.
xHWZEJLTON, Pa,, Sept 23. There is ab-'
solutely no change in the coal strike in
the Lehigh region today, and the cus
tomary Sunday quietude prevailed. . This
afternoon the employes" of the Calvin
Pardee mine met at "Lattimer and the
United MlnewQrkerB held mass meetings
at both Epley arid Beaver Meadows. To
night the presidents of the three anthra
cite districts comprising the entire hard
coal fields of Pennsylvania had a con
ference with President 'Mitchell for tlie
purpose of discussing 'the situation as It
now prevails in the anthracite region.
Three of the deputies who were sworn
in by Sheriff Harvey, of Luzerne County.
.and who are sons of prominent 'Wilkes-
barre families, were arrested last night
at Freeland on the charge of highway
robbery. They are -Hamilton Farnham,
Van Buren'B.. Howard and A. R.' Shoe
maker, Jr,' The men are accused of rob
bing a Polish liquor dealer of $167 in cash.
There are two "sides to the story. The
Polander says he was delivering beer
at Highland." arid that the deputies asked
him and he consented to let them ride in
his wagon to Fre'eland. At the outskirts
of that place he claims the men assaulted
him and took the money from his pocket
The other story Is to the effect that the
Polander demanded a fee for" bringing the
deputies to Freeland, and, not 'getting It,
he set up a cry that he "had been'robbed.
A crowd soon gathered arid' the deputies
were taken into custody and given a hear
ing before a Justice of the 'Peace, which
lasted until 2 o'clock this morning. The
Squire committed the three' men,' but' in
stead of locking them up at 'Freeiariar tho
accused werc driven 30 miles over tho
mountains to Wilkesbarre, where 'they
arrived at daylight this morning. This
was done in order toprevent the possi
bility of tho '-men 'being taken from the
local lock-up by a crpyd, Tfhibh was still
waiting to sf e what "disposition was to
be made of the deputies: Ttiere .is an
exceedingly strong feeling againsf'aepu
tles in- this region, be they charged wilh
crime or not. Thfe men were .released 'on
bail after their arrival at Wilkesbarre.
McAdoo, from which town jiiore march
ing of strikers has taken place thanfrom
all other towns in the; Region combined,
was full of strangers today,. rawn thero
by the rumor that troops would arrive at
that place. It was learned today frtmuan
authoritative source h&t a request' has
been made to Governor Stone to send a
battalion .to MoAdoo,. which istho nearest
point in Schuylkill Couqty .to Hazleton,
which 'is in Luzerne County. The re
quest was granted, bi)t some sort of ms;
understanding arose, and the- order was.
countermanded. , ,
This afternoon a delegation of .South
Side operators went to Shenandoah, where
they met Sheriff Toole, of ,. Schuylkill,
County, and General Gobln, "and after ,a
short conference General Gobln. decided,
to send a battalion of infantry to McAdoo
early tomorrow morning.
l ' SITUATION SATISFACTORY.
Saficlent Troops ' la the Field for
Present Demands.' ,
HABRISBURG, Pa,fyBept. 23!fThe situ
ation in the Schuylkijl strike' region is
very satisfactory to the, officers on duty
at the National Guard headquarters in
Harrlsburg. ; Their advlces'from there
today was that everything was quiet, and
that no serious trouble w.fls anticipated.
Apjutant-uenerai otewarx. was at nis or-
m. 4-av .SVf I" .V. Wr. ,
MA1 WTftfi iaTtTHRAClTE FJEED8
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flee all day in. close communication with.'
Uroops lh the .field. Governor Stone! Is
taking an Interest in the operation ofc-the
soldiers, and Is 'being kept fully advised
of their movements. MaJor-GerteraliMil-
ler Is on duty at headquarters witjfi Colo
nel Elliott of Philadelphia, AssistanfAtf-r
jutant-General and -Major Beitlan,san-aid
on the division staff. - Colonel Richard
son, keeper 6f the state arsenal, nafc been?
'at'hls post almost constantly -since 'Fri
day night, ready for any emergency; or
to meet any demand rthatmay be made
,for the troops at Shenandoah-The NJrfth'
and Thirteenth Regiments are'still'being'
.held under waiting orders, arid'-it ad-
dltlonal troops are needed they 'can, be'
on duty within two hours. , " '
. The aggregate strength of the,three"reg-
lments of Infantry, one troop of cavalry
and "one battery of 'artillery in the field
Is nearly 2000, and unless there" Is another
uprising no more troops will be called
TROUBLE IS LOOKED FOR.
Uncertainty as to Whether Collcrles
Wih Resnme Today. t , ,
WILKESBARRE, Pa., Sept 23. To
morrow's developments at the mines In
this region wHl be awaited with agreat
deal of interest and not a 'llttjo appre
hension. Tho operators will neither deny
,nor affirm the report that they intend
to start some of their colleries tomor
row. It Is the general opinion1 that if
they make tbeattempt there Is likely to
At tho Unjted Mlneworkers' headquar
ters they do. not believe that 4he-cmpa-nles
will attempt to resume work. In-the
first place, the mjBmbers of the union say,
there will be no men to operate "tho
mines unless they are brought from ot"
side places, something that is -not likely
to happen, and, In the second place, the
employes now out on strike are so Arm
that.lt will be Impossible for the. opera
tors to break their ranks at this early
The Lehigh & Wilkesbarre Coal Com
pany Is operating a washery at .Ashley,
employing 20 men. Saturday night, when
the men employed at the place returned
home they were stoned by some boys and
women. If the men report for work "to
morrow there may 'be trouble.
The strikers employed at the mines In
Ashley held a big meeting, tonight and'
resolved to remain out and noji return
to work until their demands are 'granted.
It was stated in the meeting tjiat the
men could' hold out for four months at
least without .any serious inconvenience
to 'themselves "or" families.
Appeal for Arbitration.
COLUMBUS, O., Sept. 23. The' First
Baptist Church, tho leading church of
that "denomination In this city, today
adopted a resolution appealing to the j,
Governor of Pennsylvania to use every -I
effort that can be consistently made to
secure the submission to arbitration of
matters In dispute between the miners
and operators of the anthracite regions.
Concurrent action was expected 'by 500
of the, leading churches in the country,
h VotfnliiMon havlner been sent to as
many ministers with an appeal for ,1m- '
' Tti?f-lftt: action ' ' ' ' i'
Consideration for Ooal-Dlg-jger.
CLEVELAND, O., Sept 23. Dr. Louis
(Banks, pastor of the First M. E. Church,
preached about the miners' strike 'in
Pennsylvania. In the course of his ser
mon be said: '
"There seems to be but few employ
ments thatfhavp so little possibilities of
enjoyment, so little chance for the com
mon blesslrigs of -life as that of "the dig
ger of- coal. , He ought to be paid well.
The work he does is "a corhirion necessity.
We aeall benefited andblessed by' his.
tdoneludea on Second Page.)'
MYORK IN DOUBT?
Republicans Have Been Un
easyrAbout the State.
STRONG CLAIMS-OP THE BRYAN HEN
Beat Opinion Is, However, That Mc
Klnley Will Carry, It by ".
. Good-Sized Majority. v
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18.-(Staff
respondence.) Is New York ..properly .In
the dpubtful column? . That .is a" question
that is agitating politicians 'of both po
litical parties. When the Kansas City
convention adjourned there was no belief
among Democrats that -New York co'uld
OF - PJnfSYtVATrtA THE SCENE OP
GREAT STKikfe. ' "' '
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be carried? bjBryah. The insertion of the
16-to-l plank was believed to have placed
Nefr-arorkMn'the Republican Column' bV
iondinyquestlon. Republicans have nev
fer efttertained any doubt atfout carrying
New. York, and from. the best lnforma-
tlon at hand The Ore'gonlan correspondent
'boHeVes .that It is not properly In the
I doubtful column, but that. It will give
McKipley morethan 100,000 majority.
. It Is Interesting, to note what; has hap
pened (Since' the -convention' to caUBe.the
juneaslness InNewaYork and, to make
man Awonder-whether. anything Is .going to
t happen 'In that s&ate, trtilcjv -would elect
-.Bryan, in tne ,-nrst piace iJrxan ,was
quick to r seize 'the. opportunity to' smoth
er silver as far" as nosslble. When, he
saw. with what avidity .the, men' of his
own party seized tne "paramount issue
In order to subordinate silver -he took
advantage of' the "Imperialism" slogan
to lead people away from silver and to
reach .for Eastern Democratic votes.
Democrats dissatisfied with the McKlnley
Administration, Democrats who made
wry .faces at the DIngley bill when they
had v voted for and made McKInley's
efectlon possible, .Democrats who are op
posed to retention of the Philippines, and
more than all else Democrats seeking an
opportunity to get back Into their old
and regular organization, so as to be in
good standing in case the party is suc
cessful In 1904, If Bryanlsm and sliver are
forever squelched In this campaign, saw
an .opportunity to return to their party.
They, willingly took up the cry of Im
perialism and became as good Democrats
as will be necessary for" future relations
with the party. .
This attitude of the Gold Democrats,
Inconsistent as it may be-with the 'ideas
of those who believe In sound money,
has carried back to the Democratic party
a large number of men who voted the
Republican ticket in 1S91 But that Is
not all that gives the Republican man
There is the ever uncertain labor vote.
Probably there would have been no dan
ger from their vote had It not been for the
strike In the anthracite coal region of
Pennsylvania. As the Homestead strike
in 1892 was the principal factor In the
defeat of Mr. Harrison, It is possible that
the 'effect of the present strike will be
the defeat of the Republican , candidate
this year. ' .It certainly will harm , him
and help Bryan. Anything that savors
of idlencsst hardship or calamity Is water
on 'the wheel of Bryan. This is . shown
by the gleeful manner in which the Dem
ocratic papers and orators are handling
the strike and the 'gloomy manner In
which the Republicans regard It.
This strlko will be talked over where
ever laboring men congregate. The coal
trust will be primarily blamed for the
strike, and the trust Is likely to be cred
ited to 'the Republican party. Notwith
standing this is unjust, for the coal trust
Is not protected, there being no duty on
anthracite coal, yet we may as well face
the fact that In the general consideration
of the case by the average 'working man,
the party 'In power will be held respon
sible, and there will be a feeling of re
venge against some- one and that onrf Is
most always the man who s seeking re
1 election. The ramifications of the strike
i are apt to go farther than among tho
laboring men. .-The advancerIn the price
ot coal h,ts many People apd hits them
hard. ' Not many men wlll undertake to
J I- reason out all the subtleties of a ques
tion when he is obliged to pay much
higher prices for coal. "He may rail at
J the strikers, but! he Is more likely To
rail at the trust, and to vent his spite
'on the party ln'power, which is unjustly
' held responsible for the' trust.
While the Republican nominee for, Gov-
! ernor of New York Is no doubt a first
class man, he has for years -been Identl-
"fied and In fact the main piece In tho
Piatt machine. That ,he was Piatt's
cholceevfirybody knows: that the prin
cipal reason why Piatt Insisted, that
'Roosevelt should be the Vlce-Preslden-
tiar'nominee was to get him out of the
uoyernor b cnair in oraer nat no imsfn. j
. .V!VffUfHmUULUiiiWfJWt. ' T .
7 -Jf -fc X
p'lace a' more :tractlble man in his place
is" well known. The large Independent
vote that stood by Roosevelt in 1898 is
disgusted with the Republican machine,
but 'they have either got to vote for
Piatt's machine or Croker's. They may
I stay away from the polls and McKlnley
would lose their votes.
While McKlnley carried New York by
268,000 over Bryan in 1896, Roosevelt had
but 20.000 over"Van Wyck in 1858. Of
course in thatyear only state Issues were
Involved, 'the Democratic platform was
silent as to silver, andmany Gold Demo
crats desired- to emphasize the fact that
without silver i New York was Demo
cratic. "Yet the difference Is great enough
to give the r Republican managers con
cern. While silver has been subordi
nated ltls still In the platform and there
Is a menace to business and tho con
servative element is likely to vote for
tho continuance of that stability and
".prosperity they have enjoyed under the
' strengthened financial conditions of the
These' are somevof the reasons which
give the 'Republicans concern. Others
are the general apathy that men feel who
i WereA so terribly 1n earnest ' four years
ago; the fact- that means and money
are not contributed as freely as then.
ana that many mealthy men prefer to
ae,e Bryan elected who were .very ap
prehensive in 189$ of the dangers which
he might bring wjth him.
But, wlth.all . the doubts and fears of
the Republican managers and -the claims
L of the'Demderats, there are offsets which
lead your correspondent to believe that
the state will give McKlnley 100,000 ma
jority. In the first place there Is still
a. large member of Gold Democrats who
may say nothing of their purposes, but
who will support the Republican ticket.
They are not as pronounced as four years
ago, they want the Republican managers
to know that they do not feel the Interest
they did. then, but they will vote when
the time comes. This Is known to the
Republicans to a certain degree. Then
there is tho vast cqnservatlve business
Interests of the state, opposing the
Bryan policies, and who prefer to go
along In the prosperous way they have
been going. They are not concerned about
r "Imperialism" or anything else charged
Lto the McKlnley Administration. They
rear Bryan would mean disturbance and
they will have none of him. There Is
enough of these indenendent voters to ln-
sure a large majority for McKlnley. Out
side of New York City the Republicans
will hold their own.
Croker has New York City In his
graspr but he will overreach himself. In
defeating Coler for Governor he made a
great mistake. Coler was a Brooklyn
man and Brooklyn Is a clannish city.
Coler would have received 15 000 more
votes in Brooklyn than Stanchfleld can
poll. Van Wyck was a Brooklyn man,
which accounted for his phenomenally
large vote In that city two years ago.
Croker will also press the collection of
his campaign fund to such an extent that
he ' will be Injured by his own people.
Croker Is a big boss in New York City.
With the aid of Murphy up the state
and McLaughlin in Brooklyn, he Is able
to control the Democratic party of the
state, but the mere fact that he is reach
ing for that 'control alarms the voters
outside of the city, as the grasp of Tam
many upon the state always has alarmed
them, and the country districts will roll
up a tremendous vote against the city
And -Bryan will go down with it. In
facf he will materially assist in the gen
eral destruction.-1 Nothing but -a land
slide, a general uplieaval which would
carry, the .country f overwhelmingly for
the Democratic party could give New
York to 'Bryan. ' That landslide Is not
in sight.' On the contrary It has been
shown tby the vote In "Vermont and Malno
that the Eastern States are safe for tho
Republican ticket. A. W. D.
May Prolong- the Bloodshed.
BERLIN, Sept 23. Discussing the an
swer of the United States Government
to Germany's proposal regarding" the
Chinese settlement 'the Vosslsche Zeit
ung says today:
"America's abandonment of the concert
of the powers will not have serious con
sequences for their diplomatic negotia
tions but It will render their task more
difficult, inasmuch as nothing so Increases
t Chinese presumption and indolence as the
knowledge that harmony In the ranks of
their opponents has been disturbed. The
action of the United States is equivalent
to an abandonment of the common in
terests of Occidental civilization and
probably will lead to a prolongation of
'' M .
ALL LEAVING PEKIN
Even German Legation Will
TROOPS TO QUIT BEFORE WINTER
Chinese Capital an Empty Prise
Probably Last Asprreanlve Act ot
the American Force
CHICAGO. Sept. 23 -The Record has
the following from Pekln nnriw .,
September 16 (via Taku. September 22. and
Shanghai. September 23):
Changes In the plans of the allied com
manders Indicate the evacuation of Pekln
before the Winter sets In. The British
leaders have countermanded the order for
extensive Winter supplies and the Ameri
cans are also making evident prepara
tions for departure. At the same time
all foreign residents have been warned to
prepare to leave Pekln.
The German Legation will soon
move elsewhere and the Russians axe al
ready withdrawing to Tien Tsln and dif
ferent stations In Manchuria. It is also
extremely likely that the Japanese will
make the town of Nagasaki their Winter
base Instead of some Chinese town as
was originally their attention.
The missionaries are protesting against
From. North China come reports of. a
long series of disturbances. The attempt
ed control of the local authorities there
Is synonymous with anarchy and the
country Is only safe where floats tho
allied flags. Native Christians are still
toeing attacked and besieged In many dif
ferent places In the Province of Chi LI.
The allies are beginning to realize that
the City of Pekln Is. after alU an empty
prize. Communication between the for
eign forces, the envoys and the Empress-
Government is next to impossible. The
new capital In the Province of Shen Si Is
400 miles from Pekln and the journey has.
to be made by cart, which requires at
least 60 days.
There has been a change ln the Ameri
can front In the direction of an aggres
siveness which will probably be the last
Important demonstration before the evac
uation. General Wilson, with 800 United
States Infantry, BOO British, and six guns
slightly aided by a German column,
marched against the Boxer City of Pel
pa Chu. 16 miles northwest of Pekhv
and surrounded It with the Intention of
capturing an arsenal located there. A
courier reports today that General Wil
son's attack was successful from the
first.- There were no losses on the for
For the present all campaign plans
mean guerrilla warfare. Both the military
and the topographical situation In China
forbid anything else.
Efforts at pacification have resulted in
the return of a small number of people
to business. The jealous guarding of the
foThldden city by the allies makes tho
Chinese helleve that the foreign leaders
are afraid to desecrate It."
The American authorities here interd ty.
' m-gctlfe severe punishment of the per
sons guilty of the Pao Ting Fu mur
ders. Summary vengeance will. If they
can effect it. be exacted for the slaughter
ot the Slmcoxes and the Hodges and Pit
UNITED STATES TOO EASY.
Snch Is Opinion of Enp-llsh and Ger-,
mans Boxers Favored.
LONDON. Sept. 24, 4:30 A. M. Thef.
morning papers are too fully occupied
with the general electloa campaign to. be
stow much attention upon the Chinese
problem. .The Standard, which discusses,
editorially, the replies of the United States.
"The policy thus laid down implies tho
existence at Washington of a very exag
gerated estimate of the good will of tho.
Chlneserulers. It Is to be feared that
the action of the United States will tend
to weaken the moral Influence1 of the;
allies, and for this reason It Is to be
According to the Pekln correspondent;
of the Dally News, wiring September 16,
the Chinese declare most emphatically
that the Empress Dowager and the Em
peror will In no case return to the Im
perial palace In Pekln, as they hold that
It has been desecrated by tho Intrusion
of barbarians. This Irreconcilable condi
tion receives confirmation In many re
ports emanating from Shanghai. One of
these. Is that as a reply to the denuncia
tion of Prince-Tuan and others by the
VIcexovs, an Imperial edict dated Septem
ber 17 deals more leniently with tho
Boxer movement, and reminds the people
that both the Boxers and Chinese Chris
tians are Chinamen, who shall receive Im
perial protection If they quietly disperse
to their homes. The edict points out that
it is impossible for the Imperial Govern-
(Concluded on Second Pago )
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
The powers are planning to evacuate Pe
klpw Page 1.
English and Germans express dissatisfac
tion at American- attitude. Page 1.
Boxers and other antl-forelgn Chinese arer
ln Imperial favor. Page 1.
Americans execute a successful movement
against a Boxer city. Page 1.
Hardshios of Guiana gold fields worse
.than Alaska. Page 2.
British leaders Issue manifestos to the
electors. Page 2.
The 'British troops occupy Koomatlpoort
without opposition. Page 2.
The German bourse is slow, but money la
easy. Page 2.
Hobson says he was Incorrectly reported.
American losses In the Philippines in past
10 days are about 100. Page 2.
There Is much uncertainty and apprehen
sion as to today's developments In the
coal miners' strike. Page 1..
Rallroaders may Join the striking cool
miners. Page 1.
By .settlement of the wage scale, 60.000
Iron and steel workers will resume la
Ohio. Page 2.
Prospects of the two parties In New York
State. Page 1.
Bryan's programme Is likely to be,
changed so as to give him more time
In New York. Page 2.
A deserting sailor from the Orealla was
arrested at Astoria. Page 3.
The. man who killed the negro at Arling
ton, Or., was arrested. Page 3
One of the worst gales ever experienced,
on Gulf of Georgia occurred, Saturday
night Page 3.
The" awards of livestock premiums at the
Oregon State Fair. Page 3.
Stevedore drowned from a falling scaf
fold. Ten others narrowly escape. Page
Jewish New Year celebrated at Temple
Beth Israel. Page 6.
Taxpayers' League agitates question oj
street Improvement. Page 8.