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FOREST AND GRASS FIRE,
Several California Towns In Imme
SANTA ROSA, CaL, Sept. 24. A forest
and grass fire which has been burning in
the vicinity of Occidental the past three
days today as';med vast proportions. The
fire has covered a space of about 100 miles
square, and is estimated to have done
over ?25,000 damage. Only by hard work
was the town of Occidental saved. The
fire Is now traveling south, owing to a
strong north wind. The North Pacific
Railroad lost .miles of track, in addi
tion to two long trestles, one 219 feet, the
other 300 feet in length. Three county
bridges are In ruins, and about 18 farms
have been swept clean of their buildings
and crops. The towns of Freestone, Bo
dega and Sebastopol are in immediate
danger. Nearly 1000 people are fighting
Fire in a Mlcalgan Town.
OMER, Mich., Sept. 24. The business
portion of this village was destroyed by
fire today. The loss is $50,000. .
THERE WAS NO CLASH
Peaceful Calm In the Anthra
STRIKERS' RANKS ARE GROWING
Soldiers Gave Protection to Those
"Who Wanted to Work-So Over-
tares to Either Side.
PECILADELPHIA, Sept. 24. Instead of
the expected clash between the troops
and the striking, miners in the Schuylkill
region today, a peaceful calm prevailed
in .the region, and there was not the
slightest disorder for the soldiers to be
called upon to quell. In fact, all the dis
tricts of the anthracite coal fields today
were extremely quiet, thereheing no dem
onstration whatever on the part of the
While the operators claim that a num
ber of their employes returned to work
at the mines in the Schuylkill district,
it was early In the day evident that op
erations did not assume the activity
which the rnlneowners had yesterday an
ticipated, and it lb, calculated tonight
that tomorrow will find more Idle col
lieries than at any time since the strike
The soldiers moved ovefc the roads
leading to the collieries in . Schuylkill
County from early morning, and thus af
forded protection to those desirous of
returning to work. No opposition was
encountered, - however, and not a very
great many availed themselves of the
The strike leaders claim many additions
to their ranks, and President Mitchell
himself, estimates that the striking, force
was augmented today to the extent of
No overtures to end the struggle have
been offered by either side. The strike
leaders are occupying themselves in In
ducing mlneworkers to quit, and the op
erators are endeavoring to mine all the
coal they can with their reduced force.
Meantime, coal shipments from the mines
are dally growing less, -and reports of
advances In the price of the commodity
are received from all- the trading posts.
Reports received by the Philadelphia
& Reading Coal & Iron Company show
that 1G of the 39 collieries owned by the
company were working this morning.
This is three mines less than were work-'
- THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY.'
la Spite of Protection the Miners Re.
fused -to Work.
SHENANDOAH, Paf" Sept. 24.-The
ranks of the striking mlneworkers were
considerably augmented today In this re
gion and although the" employes of the va
rious coyieries were promised ample pro-v
tectlon, few of them" showed a disposi
tion to resume work this morning. In
fact, at only one colliery in the immediate
vicinity of this town sufficient men. re
ported to continue 6Deratrons. Thin -wna
r ;fte Canibrjto comers ''owned by. 3am&?'
-Maginnls ; fc Co.hIch.jLglvcs m
iJiunent uwt. men. ui tm number
130 are said tp have worked today. The
remainder, of the collieries about Shen-
iandoah, the.coiyeriesjn the .Shelandogan
ana be, rucnoias districts, the William
Petai 'and an the mines at'Mahanoy City
and all the packbr collieries operated by
the Lehigh'Valley Coal Company are Idle.
The Glrardvllle and Gllberton collieries,
which worked Saturday, did not resume
today. The only colliery that worked
in Schuylkill County cast of Shenandoah
was the Park Place. Five .collieries were
in operation between Shenandoah and Mt.
There were no attempts at violence at
any. time during the day. Several mines
were intercepted by strikers on their way
to the Cambridge colliery, but they suf
fered no injury. Tonight at closing time
a crowd of strikers assembled in the vi
cinity of the same mine, but they were
dispersed by the provost guard. In antici
pation of trouble the troops were on the
move early In the morning. Battalions
were sent In various directions to move
over the roads leading to the collieries in
the neighborhood of Shenandoah and-other
battalions were sent by train to Mc
Adoo, Audenreid and Mahanoy City. AH
returned to Shenandoah tonight and re
ported that no disturbance had occurred.
The only incident of note today in
Shenandoah proper was the funeral of the
Polander who was shot and killed in
Friday's riot. About 2000 union mine
workers followed the body to the grave,
while nearly as many more foreign men
and women walked along sidewalks to the
cemetery. The ceremony was held in the
Polish Catholic Church and when the
cortege reached the cemetery, "Mother"
Jones, who arrived here this morning, ad
dressed tho assembled mlneworkers. The
procession was passed on the way to
burial by two battalions of Infantry re
turning. Dr. James, of the Cambridge Coal Com-,
pany, emphatically denied that his part
ner, J. C. McGinnls, had made the speech
said to have been made by him this after
noon in which he Instructed his employes
to shoot at once if attacked. Dr. James
"We have been particular to caution our
men not to fire any shots. We have
advocated peaceable measures at all
times. In case any disturbances arise,
then we will depend on the troops."
IN THE LEHIGH REGION.
,No Developments in the Strike Sit
uation. HAZLETON, Pa., Sept. 24. Contrary to
the expectations of both the operators
and striking coal miners, there were no
developments In the strike situation In the
Lehigh region today. It was thought in
some quarters that owing to the pres
ence of troops in the anthracite coal
fields, a break would occur in the ranks
of the strikers, of that a large number
of additional men would refrain, from
going to work. The operators, as a rule,
predicted a break In the strikers' ranks,
and the labor leaders were equally sure
they would tie up this region tighter than
ever. Tonight both sides claim that they
have made good gains. It seems, how
ever, from the most reliable reports re
ceived here today from the entire region,
that the strikers made a net gain in
point of numbes. The M. S. Kemmerer
Colliery, at Sandy Run, on the North
Side, was tied up today, but the plant
is not- a large one. President Mitchell
said of the whole region tonight:
"Reports received by me today from the
lower anthracite (Schuylkill) region indi
cate that at least 2000 mlneworkers joined
the strikers today. A large number of
these came from the Reading Company's
mines. In the Lehigh region we made
large gains. I have not received definite
information, but I should Judge that a
good many men heretofore employed left
"Meetings held Sunday by the United
Mlneworkers, at which men who had not
struck were strongly urged to help in the
fight, bore fruit. As a whole, I feel mora
encouraged tonight than I have at any
tlme since .the strike began, and I-am
confident that within .the next Jtew days
the entlreanthracite coal fields in Penn
sylvania will be Idle. At no place today
did we lose a man,"
In regard to the efforts of (Archbishop
Ryan, of Philadelphia, to bring about a
settlement through sarbUratlon, Mr.
"Archbishop Ryan will call upon the
presidents of the various railroads which
have mining interests In tills ieglon "at
the request of the United Mlneworkers,
and will tender his good, offices in the
struggle. If the officials refuse to meet
his .grace, it will certainly -"demonstrate,
their insincerity in publicly declaring
their willingness to treat with .their men,
and will place them In the same position
as that once occupied by Mr. Vanderblft,
who very forcibly said that the public
had no Interests which a corporation was
bound to respect." ,
When Mr. Mitchell was asked If the
striking miners had received any bene-'
fits from the United Mlneworkers of
America since the strike was begun, he
simply' said "No."
Battalion F, Eighth Regiment, arrived
at McAdoo, tho nearest point In Schuyl
kill County, to Hazletpn, early this morn
ing. LleutenanE-Coldnel Hutchinson, In
command, said he was ordered to make
a demonstration by marching his men
through McAdoo and tho -surrounding
towns. Each man carried, 20 rounds of
ammunition. The troops were received by
the inhabitants with evidenences of en
mity. Many Jeered them. One shouted
to a group of men: fit "you don't shoot
some of those fellows you are no good."
Edward G. McQeehan, the Burgess 6t
the town, declared the action of General
Gobln In sending soldiers there was an
outrage, as the town was peaceable.
"I shall not be responsible for any
overt act committed in. this town while
the troops are here," he said. ' "
COAL OPERATORS' STATEaiHNT. ,
General Resumption of Work X Es
, . pected. l
. WHjKESBARRE, Pa., Sept. 34. Tho
coal operators, in their review of. the
strike situation in the anthracite, region
- "The situation In the Wyoming and the
Lackawanna Valleys is unchanged. In
the Schuylkill regionjhe presence, of. the
militia is a novelty for the populace,
Which retarded work somewhat. As soon
as the excitement incident to the arrival
of the troops dies out, ageheral resump
tion of operation Is expected. An In
creased output it also "looked for in the
Lehigh region tomorrow."
. All the collieries are Idle, with the ex
ception of ,one at Mocanaqua. The strik
ers gathered about No. 5 mine,, South
Wilkesbarre, where it was reported that
work would be resumed, but no employes
appeared, and the crowd soon left. Tho
Hillside Coal & Iron Company this
morning hoisted its mules and sent them
to pasture. These are Erie Company
Fred Dllcher, the National committee
man, fegards the situation as growing
brighter for the mlneworkers.
SAYS STRIKERS WILL WIN.
Return of Gompers From the An-
1 thracit& Region.
CINCINNATI,. 6.", t Septs 24. Samuel
Gompers,' president of "the American Fed
eration of Labor. Tvas here today to de
liver an address on labpr" at the f aU fes-
&JUII wiil mil. -., ' - r
"Behind them," he said, Hp .unuttera
ble want. They have been .htfngry so
long that they will suffer ."nothing un
common from protracted idleness, ,It is
pitiable to see the suffering of'he men
and their families, because of paltry
wages. I speak (from what I have seen,'
for I have Just been in the anthracite re
gion. The Amefican Federation of La
bor will give them all possible aid. Cold
weather will cause an increased short
age of coal soon, and this will affect the
operators. I have sent organizers into
the field, and the strike will solidify. The
strikers will have the sympathy, of the
general public. The laborers in this con
flict have everything on their side, hut
the opinion of "the operators."
Strike Owners nnd Companies May
Clash at Scrnnton.
SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 24. A demon
stration by the strikers at the Bellevue
mine, occasioned by a false report that
the mine was to be started, had the ef
fect of -scaring away a .squad of Italians
who were on their way to the washery,
which adjoins. Encouraged by this suc
cess, the strikers are contemplating sim
ilar demonstrations at all of the eight
washeries that continue to operate in this
region.- If this is done, trouble can be
looked for, as. the companies have declar
ed that they will work washeries at any
cost. The Delaware. Lackawanna &
Western Company will send special trol
ley cars to collect Its Bellevue washery
hands tomorrow morning, and these cars
will be guarded by armed deputies.
Soft coal is coming into Scranton in
large quantities. The factories are ex
perimenting with it, and the manufactur
ers say that they can get all they want
of It. l
Stone Can 9nIr Preserve Order.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 24 Governor
Stone received telegrams today from Chi
cago, Boston,, Cincinnati, Cleveland and
numerous other cities, urging him to use
his good offices toward settling the strike
difficulties. There is no provision of the
state constitution authorizing the execu
tive to exercise any such4 power.
The advices tonight from Tower City
are that the 1200 employes in the colliery
at that place will go out tomororw.
Collieries Heavily Gnardcd.
SHAMOKIN, Pa., Sept. 24. Notwith
standing the efforts of operators, none of
the collieries in this city resumed work
this morning. All collieries were .heavily
rr,,0,.f1 Thft f 1,.C MMAMJ -.,..1 1
cul.uwva. . .. auicio otuicu it victory
by inducing 10 per cent of the men in
the North Franklin colliery at Trevor
ton to stay at home today. A carload
of deputies went to this mine early to
day. THE HOWARD CASE.
Defense Closed and the Judge In
structed the Jury.
FRANKFORT, Ky., Sept. 24. The de
fense closed sur-rebuttal testimony in the
Howard case this morning. Judge Can
trill gave only two instructions to the
jury, in substance as follows: FJrst, to
be found guilty, If the jury believes How
ard fired the shot, or if he were present
when Youtsey, Berry Howard, or others
fired the shot; second, defendant cannot
be convicted on the testimony of accom
plices. Goebel Investigation Ceases. .
FRANKFORT, Ky., Sept. 24. The
Franklin County grand jury reported
finally today that owing to the difficulty
In procuring attendance? of witnesses
from a distance, no further investiga
tion could bo made of the Goebel assas
sination,' but recommended that certain
persons be'.plac'ed' Tinder bond to appear
jaefore- the nexfcTgrandJury. - r .; ,
' tival, nowUn progr3Safcjj&usictHaU. He
Was veryTronmncearliiiuaii)pHin jnat
'the 'men striking in the anttjraclta' rev
TO GET NEW YORK
Bryan-VirTiyto Capture the
MAY WIND W tMPAIGN THERE
He DlwtTiajtffKe ass Premlse'd
Any Cabinet Feaitiean la "tao
Event ef His Eleettam.
' CHICAGO, Sept. M. It has been de
cided 'by the Democratic National Com
mittee, that Mr. Bryan will make a de
termined effort to capture the vote of
New York State. The matter was settled
today at a conferencejat Democratic Na
tional, head quarters, at which were pres-
A NOTED CAMPAIGN
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Colonel ard B. Sherman, of. Illinois, described as a one campaign orator, has been as
signed by the Republican National Committee to duty in Oregon and "Washington. Ha will
bpgln hs campaign in 8pqkane Vgdnesday night, and tylll apend a part of October la this
state. Colonel Bherman is described as & .man or attractive personal appearance. Hj is "a
-veteran of-tba CIvil-War. and a- membor of tho O. A. R. Durlmr the camDaiim,. of ISM
b Sivcu fituuu-uj. wo uicui iov uuifistBuviptHi iur mn xiepuuucsa Iic&ei.
ent, rln addition to Mr. Bryan himself,
Chairman ,Jonea. and Ylce-Chairman
Stone, of the National 'Committee; Com
mitteemen Campau, of Michigan, and
O'Brien, of Minnesota, and Congressman
Shiveley, of Iowa. It was decided that
Mr. Bryan should be In New York from
October-16 to October 20,. inclusive, and
return there October 2G. Whether he is to
wind up the campaign In that state was
not stated, though practically agreed
upon. The announcement was not made
absolute, however, as the programme Is
still subject to change. This statement
was given out by Chairman Jones after
"What we have been debating this af
ternoon was tho programme for Mr.
Bryan after his dates in New York, from
October 16 to October 20, and again on
October 26. We have agreed on the plan,
but i cannot be given out now, as it may
have to.bp changed in some respects.
t "Ex-Governor Stone, who has been, in
charge of the New York headquarters, is
'the man responsible for the ' determina
tion to meet the "fight in that state. He
came "here to me with the statement that,
while he could not promise what electoral
vote would be cast for Mr. Bryan, still
the 'state was fighting ground, and, of
course, with the help in New York City,
'there was a good chance of success."
At the conclusion of his conference with
the members of the committee, Mr. Bryan
gave out the following statement in refu
tation of a report that positions In his
Cabinet, should be be elected, had already
"I have not glvenr to anyone, either
verbally or In writing, a promise of a
Cabinet position, and I -shall not, during
the campaign, mak'e4any such promises.
I have not authorized, and shall
not authorize anyone, ' verbally or
In writing, to promise any Cabi
net position or . any other posi
tion to any one. If I ant. elected, I shall
be absolutely free to discharge all the
duties of the office according to my plat
form as far as the platform goes, and a
according to my own Judgment In all
matters not covered by the platform.
'I came to Chicago especially to confer
with tho committee," said Mr. Bryan. "I
wanted to talk with the committee now.
as when I come through October 9 I will
have no time for such purpose. As to
Mr. Hanna's assertions concerning me, I
have nothing to say. The public under
stands the situation. The agitation of the
trust question is meeting with success.
It is something that appeals to every
"So far as I know now, I shall follow
my original Itinerary, disregarding all
this talk about my changing my plans."
Mr. Bryan, accompanied by J. Hamilton
Lewis, took the Burlington road for Lln-
coin at 5:50 P. M. vIce-Chalrman Stone
will return to New York tomorrow.
HANNA IN CLEVELAND.
Says He Did Not Say There Arc No
NEW YORK Sept. 24. Senator Hanna
reached this city this morning. He said
"he would remain a week, possibly longer.
Of the situation, Senator Hanna said: "I
find that the much-talked-of apathy of
Republicans" Is being dissolved."
Hanna denied the published interview to
the effect that he said Mr. Croker would
be given a Cabinet position in the event
of Bryan's election. Asked concerning his
jrecent statement that there were no
'trusts, Hanna answered:
"I repeat that all the organizations- or
combinations of capital that were amena
ble to the law and that haa the power to
oppress .the people have been suppressed
and have been dealt with according to
law. They do not now exist, and If any
did exist, they would be dealt with as
the law In such matters demands."
Concerning the challenge issued by
Chairman Edmiston, of the National Pop
ulist Committee to- discuss, points -at- is-
sne, Hanna said If Edmiston wished to
take issue with him on any of these mat
ters, he would be accommodated.
On tne Portagmeae Frontier.
LOURENCO MARQUES, Sept. 24. Brit
ish patrols have arrived at the Portuguese
frontier. Boers continue above and below
the portion held by the British. The
horses of the Boers are in a terrible con
dition. Confrreiiaional Nomination.
PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept, 24. The Repub
lican Territorial Convention today nomi
nated N. M. Murphy for Delegate to Con
gress. DISCHARGED VOLUNTEERS.
Shatter Takes Steps to Have Them
Sent to Their Homes.
WASHINGTON, Sept 24. General
Shafter is taking steps to safeguard the
future of the volunteers who are about
to be discharged, as indicated in the fol
lowing idlspatch :
"San Francisco, Sept. ZL In compliance
SPEAKER FOR OREGON
Konjucksv matonjn$t,than io speeches. Ea
with instructions of- the 8th Inst., in re
gard to the discharge of volunteers, steps
were taken to Insure that the men dls-
L charged., were afforded every facility to
i obtain tickets, and they were encouraged
to" go home Immediately. Fair rates
were obtained, and the railroad companies
sent agents to the post to furnish them
tickets immediately on their being paid
offi. Three hundred and fifty-five have
been discharged, of which the greater
portion availed themselves of the facili
ties afforded and left for their homes
without delay. SHAFTER."
Deaths on the Grant.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24. General Shat
ter has telegraphed to the War Depart
ment the following deaths that occurred
on tho transport Grant, jU3t arrived at
San Francisco from Manila:
Private. Edward Stearns, of the Thirty
ninth Infantry, September 2, at Nagasaki,
Japan, chronic diarrhoea; Private Nelson
Rasmus, Company A, Thirty-ninth Infan
try, September 2, at Nagasaki, Japan,
chronic dysentery; First Lieutenant East
.on Burkhard, assistant surgeon. Fortieth
Infantry, September 2, at Nagasaki. Ja
pan, chronic gastritis and chronic dysen
tery; Corporal Hugh C. Miller, Company
C, Thirty-second Infantry, September 2,
at sea, pneumonia; Private J. W. D'ough
erty, Company F, Twenty-first Infantry,
September 7, chronic catarrhal dysentery;
Private Robert L. Goodrich. Company D,
Thirty-seventh Infantry, September 11,
chronic dysentery; Warren Drummond,
ex-sqldler, September 12, chronic dysen
tery;' Private John Martin, Company D,
Thirty-ninth Infantry, September 13, dys
entery; Private John A. Slowater, Com
pany A, Thirty-ninth Infantry, Septem
ber 14, acute dysentery and malarial
cachexia; Private Thomas J. Molloy,
Company F, Thirty-seventh Infantry, ma
larial cachexia, September 18; Private
Maynard G. Graves, Company B, Thirty--ninth
Infantry, September 17, chronic dy
sentery; Private Charles Owen, Company
G, Thirty-ninth Infantry, at sea, Septem
ber 21, chronic dysentery; Corporal Archi
bald W. Rouston, Company F, Twenty
seventh Infantry, September 21, acute
MORRIS STERNFELS DEAD.
Former Portlander Killed in Trolley
NEW YORK. Sfept. 24. Morris Sternfela,
formerly a member of Llpman, Wolfe &
Co.. of Portland, Or., was killed here
tonight In a collision between two Third
avenue trolley cars and a brewery wagon.
(Morris Sternfels was well known In
Portland, having been for five years a
resident of this city, and a member of
the firm of Lipman, Wolfe & Co. Before
coming to Portland he was associated in
business with S. Lipman. In Sacramento,
CaL, with whom he was a .partner for 25
years. In California he had many
friends, and was related to the Goodklnds,
a well-known San Francisco family. Ten
years ago he came to Portland, and with
his family became widely acquainted, and
esteemed by a large circle of friends.
(Five years ago he withdrew from the
firm of Lipman, Wolfe & Co., and went
to New York, where he had since been
engaged in the mercantile business. He
was between 55 and CO years old, and left
a wife and two children, a son of 14 years
and s. daughter of 18. He was highly es
teemed in Portland, both in his personal
character and his business relations.)
GlassTVorkers Quit Work.
CHICAGO, Sept. 24. Two hundred and
seventy-five ornamental glassworkers quit
work here today because tho principal
local firms refused to sign their agree
ment calling for an Increase of pay, for
certain classes of work and a reduction
of -hours from -10 to-9.
GALE STRUCK NOME
Worst Storm Ever Known n
500 PEOPLE ARE NOW HOULESJ
Number of Lives Bellervedl to Hara
Been Lost Loss to Property
- Is Over ? 000,000
SEATTLE, Wash Sept. 3i-Tha steam
er Roanoke brings -news of a most disas
trous storm at Nome. It raged with un
usual violence for nearly two days up
to the evening of September 13L and was
the severest that ever visited Northwest
A number of badges and lighters wero
driven ashore and totally wrecked. All
alone tho beach for miles, both east and
west of Nome tho wind and water have
created havoc with tents' and -mTiTg- ma
chinery. A, number of lives are believed
to have been lost. It is known that An
drew A. Ryan, of Los Angeles, was
drowned. Several captains and seamen,
on small tugs are missing, and it is.
thought they are lost. Fully J00 peopla
are homeless, while tho loss to property
and supplies is over 3500,000. There la
not an tdley leading to tho beach that la
not filled with debris. Many of tho
Front-street buildings abutting on. tho
beach have been damaged. Numerous
small buildings were swept completely
away. The damage to the buildinaa-
tents, household effects, merchandise and
other goods and chattels is seen every
where along the water front.
The heaviest individual losers are prob
ably the Alaska CommerciaL Company
and the Wild Goose Mining & Trading
Company. A serious loss is the disap
pearance of over 2000 tons of coal.
Captain French, in command of tho
troops, has thrown open the Government
reservation to those rendered homeless
by the storm, and will extend such, other
assistance as is possible.
ALASKA PASSENGER. RATES.
Notice of Material Increase la thfr
Skagrtray Samoa Xfore.
VANCOUVER. B. . Sept. 3L-dviceo
from Skagway, dated September 20, stata
that passenger rates- from Skagway to
Dawson have been, advanced to J6Q first
class and S0 second class, and from Daw
son to Skagway, 575 first class" and JOT sec
ond class. There is no Increase In tho
railroad rate, but the raise Is due to an
Increase of $10 for the steamer trip. Thero
Is no increase In freight rates, and tho
railroad company is making an effort to
keep them down- It Is also trying to
prevent a congestion of freight. If there
is a congestion, it will be the fault of the
shippers, as they were urged by the com
panies and agents to ship goods laat
News of a new strike in the Forty-Mllo
district was brought to Skagway by late
arrivals. The find was on Rock Creek,
and is said to Joave been very rich, one
nugget alone being- taken: out that was
Two sacks of Dawaon-bound mall that
sank on. the steamer Stratton last Octo
ber, in the Yukon River, arrived at Daw
son. The sacks were found 100 miles be
low the wreck. Both sacks contained let.,
ters exclusively, and the matter was
IRON WORKERS STRIKE.
Attempted Enforcement of a Reduce
tion Caused a Walkout.
COLUMBIA. Pa,, Sept. 24. According to
the sentiment expressed tonight, there
will be no break In the ranks of the strik
ing ironworkers at Columbia, who today
quit work upon the attempted enforce
ment of a reduction of 25 per cent. The
strike affects about 1000 men and boys
employed -in the four mills of the Susque
hanna Iron & Steel Company here, and
600 or 7C0 more employed at the Aurora
furnace, at Wrlghtsvllle; the Vesta fur
nace, at Watts Station, and the York
Rolling mill, at York, all of which are
controlled by the Susquehanna company.
The J3 rate is in force at all mills In the
combine, but the strikers refuse to accept
it, because 54 Is paid at one of the Leb
anon mills and other independent works.
Tennessee Miners Strike.
KNOXVTLLE, Tenn.. Sept. 24. Four
hundred miners of tho Coal Creek mlne3
at Coal Creek, Tonn., struck today, after
voting against the contract for the year
offered by the manager;
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
Bryan will make a determined effort to cap
ture Ne-w York. Pago 1.
Bryan denies that he has premised any Cabi
net positions. Page 1.
Roosevelt dellvored a number ot speeches la
Wyoming. Page 2.
Germany believes all the powers but America
will approva her policy. Pago 3.
The Navy Department is hurryins vessels to
the Asiatic station. Page 3. '
Refugees from China, arrlvo la London. Page 3.
Independence resolutions were introduced la tho
Cape Parliament. Page 2.
Humored changes In the British Cabinet.
The expected clash in the atriko region did not
occur. Page 1.
Eight persons were killed by a tornado in
Michigan. Page 2.
Floods have- washed away several towns in
Texas. Paso 2. ,
The latest list of Galveston's dead numbers
0350 names. Pass 2.
Naval maneuvers occurred off. Newport. P&ga 3.
There is an unprecedented demand for cur
rency for moving crops. Pago 5.
Nomo was struck by a terrible Kale. Pass 1.
Four men met death in Gulf of Georgia storm.
Oregon Methodist Episcopal Conference ad
journs. Rev. Mr. Rockwell appointed pre
siding' elder of Portland district. Page 4.
Fire destroys Ashland fruit cannery; loss $3000.
"Washington stato Fair opened yesterday.
Assignment of M. E. Church. South, minister
for the cominc year. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Fifty-one shillings three pence was offered and
refused for wheat charter. Pago 8.
"Wheat fell off 1 cont. Paga 11.
Baby poisoned by eating digitalis. Pago 12.
Method o nominatins candidates to succeed
Knott decided upon. Pago 3.
Colonel "Ward B. Sherman will apeak for Mc
Klnley In Oregon. Pago 12.
Guy Jennings attempts sulclda by jumping
from a bridge. Page 12.
Another deserting- sailor was arrested at tho
Sullivan-Grant boarding-house. Pago 8.