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the morning NEWS
r . and 1850. •- ■ Incorporated 1M
j II EKTIL.E. President
MAY SETTLE STRIKE
r „i irit w. ivfi,i EsrK seem to be
HARD AT WORK.
increase will be offered.
(111. II irons ABO IT nrnnEO TO
MAKE A PROPOSAL.
(, I. Icl the Miner* Will Be Offered
ii 111 Per Tent. Adranee In Wanes,
mil-hell Anya the Strikers Want
til They Mare Asked for—Effort to
t.et the Miners of Soft • oal to Aid
tntlcraelte Strikers—Olhbona Mrn
i..toed as Arbitrator.
V lidelptlt. Sapt. 27.—Th towering feo
l of the coal strike situation to-day,
, one which attracted the attention of
olrtd, was the wide
r ed report that negotiations are pen-1-
1 otid rapidly .earing completion for
st. amicable settlement of the strike.
title the Identity of the person or per
t re, who are said to be at pork endeav
r if to hrlhg about the Immediate prace
-1 ,1 ndjuatment of the differences between
! . tnployers and employes, has no! been
r -closed. It was openly admitted tn au
i dilative sotifces that such endeavor
os In progress.
rrurldent Truesdate of the Igarka wanna
r< mpany. Is quoted an making such ad
r salon, but In what manner or by whom
i znttaiions were being conducted, ho d
i med to stale.
I’reslden! Mitchell, tha head of the strik
l g miners' organisation, expressed th*
I lef that the operators hod deckled to
rffar the miners an increase of wages,
’. it he, too, declined to admit whether ne
j *wed any further Information on the
Influences Arc Political.
from Scranton to-night came the state
i ‘-nt that at a conference of coal opera
t >ra of that section the opinion was prev
u.ent that the Influences at work were of
<i strong political nature and that tne <>p
tialor* would be obliged to offer the men
at least the concession of an Increase In
The Information upon which the opera
*>rs based ihelr conclusion that the work
ing Influences were political, could not be
1 irned to-night.
"oupled with nearly all the reports of
|,rob.ib|c early aeitlement of the trou
t came the announcement thst the men
ild be offered an increase of pay. but
I the mine owner* would positively de
- to arbltraie the difference* through
! -idem Mitchell or to In any manner
f recognition lo the United Mine Work- j
s refusal of recognition, however,
t l not prove a difficult obstacle lo
, me. President Mitchell. In hie open
1 • r to the public, having expressed Ills
i at gness to accept n settlement through
lie conference* of committee* of cm- ,
nnd Ihelr direct employers. U tha
i ad presidents and others who con
i'. I tlie mines would accept the proto
> .in he said, he would waive all claim
i i< ognltlon of the unlot*.
!mer* were quiet throughout the strike
t •is to-day. and the strikers' forces
* re Increased by Iho closing of a few
yfIF.R Wri t MIMII A MINERS.
I hurt Made io t.et Them to Assist
Anthracite Stir I hers.
M .*il. of the United Mine Worker*, to
r nt n telegr.im to the Central lV*nn-
. in bltuniMiouci real Held*, which p**-
* may have the effect of the
-oil worker* Into the content, which
t ii ttiiarlte workers re now w.gln
•* m t ie mine owner*.
'!egrmn whs *ent to Richard Gil
* retwry of District No. 2, Clear-
J Pa. It wa an follow*:
♦ ■.l* t rvui.ir letter InUructhiK oil
i workers In Central Pennsylvania
i are not to loa.l coal for ship
' 'o markr** formerly *upi>lie<l ty
t‘ i operator*. We ere Informed
' 'i Philadelphia and Rending. DeU
* ' c.| llintaon amt the Jersey I’emril ;
I>* 1 1 arc now attcmptlhK to defeat
" ' ii ,trik by sending their cars
at Pennsylvania to I ore I them
i In uminoua coal. Please comply
t request at once."
nt Ml'chrtl said th.iUhe Im I been
c (lie Idlunitnou* coal tt*|.| dose
l -i ,ucli n move a* he allege#
i made hv the rationale menttoh
* telegram, and he doe* not fear
will make much of a nieces* in
- th- soft coal into the anthracite
111 o k. i
ner* in the Central Pennsylvania
T 1 I ■ rontlnuea, are In thorough sym
'h ther fellow workmen In the
•it of Iho elate, and Pre-Uent
feela eure (hat a* ,oon a* they
1 i Ho coal they may be loading or
• load I* to lake Ihe place of
il, I hey will refuse lo handle It.
i h r* do not anticipate any aus
[' "b < work in Ihe soft i-oal Held* un
nuor* Insist upon .eiallng ihelr
inthraclte market They also
" the Phtl.olelphta ami Reading.
" ' ' 1 nn.l Hudson, and Jersey Cen
' P dlrn.nla lalng unable to IUI their
for liarit coal, are prevallkia
cu-tomer# to accept the soft
J' '*h. ver It can be uae<l a* a aubstl-
' Hay nf >tnny Itnmnra.
t-ihl- Intereat la ItoiiiK manlfeet
’ * '• ■ (Tof Prealdenl Mtlrhrll'M
i “lUmpting to defeat the alleged
f h* ■ '*!-• arrylng road*.
tl . the day of rumor*. Around
'l'lnarlem there ware atorlea In
s<( ' '■ ihat Archbluhop Ryan an*i
1 tlenti.i we.re coming here to eee
' Ultchall; that all the coal-car
i-i- had agreed to arbitrate all
and that tha atrlke had been
' T h laat mentioned rumor and
ne which the labor leader* paid
, * rtion to. and In connactlon with
n 1 telegram to the prealdent*
~ ;oo In the three dlntrlet* com
t, * "i- entire anthracite coal region
r " 'anla. The telegram la a# fol
" i currant thae operator* have
ton<.ei iona m wage acaie, and will
Satiannal) IRofninfl Xruts.
attempt to Induce m.ne workers to resume
work rien.-> advise all miners In your
district that no Attention should l>e rlvo.i
to these report- nt that lhry wi n
ofll tally not inert should ny offer of set
tlement be made Under no considers
tioti whatever should work be resume!
unless authorized by a ton vent lon repre
senting ail mine workers in the anthracite
nek! it Is important that all miners
stand firm amt determined, and not b.*
deceived by thoae whose Interests It Is to
defeat the purpose for which the strike
was inaugurated ”
*nnt %ll They Asked for.
in speaking about the rumors of a set.
Ihment Mr Ml'* hell wat t the strike could
not be ended without his know trig It and
that he had no knowledge of any fl*>it
that might now be in progress which
would le.tl to an immediate settlement.
Alt Mitchell's attention w.i . alld to a
dispatch in which J. I*. Morgan is aakl
to have said that he (Mlichclii would ac
cept a 10 per cent advance. Mr Alitcheil
"It Is absolutely untrue. I am not em
powered to accept anything leso than
what the miners in convention decided to
ask for. Anything under those k mauds
musr be acted ujon by a tegular conven
tion of delegates representing the anthra
Mr. Mitchell also dented having any
knowledge of the opening f negotiations
mention**! by President Trueadale of the
Delaware. Lackawanna and Western Kali
road. He doe* not know who the third
parson Is that Mr. Trucshle speaks of.
and says he has not been approached
in any way.
The entire Hazleton region was quiet
to-day. and the only notices bio change in
the strike situation was the collierlea
of G. B Murkle A <’o. An predicted by
the strike leaders yesterday, there was it
considerable reduction in the forces work
ing at the \nrlou* collieries operated by
Treasurer Wilson, of the United Mine
Workers, arrived to-da\ from Indianapolis.
He said nothing definite has yet been
done with regard to the payment of bene
fits to the striking men. The question,
he said, will probably he settled wlthm
the next few days.
NEGOTIATION* | NOKR WU.
I'roriHnlr Effort* Are Rrlna
Made to Irltlr Strike.
N'ew York. Sept. 27 —President Truesdal*
of the Dtlawara, (Lackawanna an ) West
*rn Hallway, to-day, referring to the
meeting yesterday at J P. Morgan A Co.'a
"I waa at the martin* yesterday at J.
P. Morgan'* office and at other prrvloua
marlin**, I know of no settlement hav
ing yrt hrm made. hill It will ilo no harm
now for mr to tall you that negotiation*
toward the settling of the strike are actu
ally under way. They are being conducted
by a man who doe* not directly represent
either party to he difficulty.
"Itn’t'that a good deal like arbitration?"
Mr. Tuesdale *js a*ksd.
"I should prefer to call It mediation,"
he answered 'Senator Hanna 1* not the
man I refer to," he luide, "and I have not
aeon Archbishop liyan at all."
ASKER TO Alt BITHATI* VI HIKE.
Cardinal Gibbons nonnested to Or
oide the Agreement,
Baltimore. Sept. 27.—Cardinal Olhhotis
haa hern mkal to act as arbitrator be
tween the striking miners and the o|>ero
tors of the anthracite coal region of Penn
While admitting that he haa lieen ap
proached on the subject Ills Kmenence
said to-night that he had henrd from only
one side of the parlies In controversy, and
must decline to discuss the question of
arbitration until ail had been heard from.
His Eminence declared that he would
Ire glad to do anything In his power to
help solve the problem which aetlously af
fect* so many souls.
It Is had on good authority that the
Cardinal has practically agreed to arbi
trate the differences, and It I* thougnt
likely that the various Interests concern
ed will decide to leave the settlement of
• heir disagreement to the head of the
Catholic Church In the I'nltrd States.
ADMITS AN O PITCH tt Vt MADE.
lint Mitchell Declines to Talk About
Hazleton. Pa . Sept. 27 -The Associated
ITess at 10 o’clock to-night secured from
President Mitchell Ihi admission that oe
believes the mine operators have agreed
to make the striking mine workers nn
offer of a 10 per cent, increase in wages.
Further than iliis, Mr. Mitchell decline*
to talk. He his been reticent all day on
the subject, and several times declared
| :tiat he knew nothing of the rumors of a
settlement of the strike.
RYAN V*. SEABOARD AIR LINE.
Judge Waddill Will Render Hl* De
rision About Oel. IH.
Portsmouth. Va.. Sept. 27.—’hi* tte k "f
Thomas F. Ryan igainat the Seaboard Air
l.ln> Railroad was heard In Norfolk to
day before Judge Waddill of the I'nlled
Hlales Circuit Court, upon the motion lo
file a supplemental hill to the original
complaint, which was tiled In December
1 ist and upon the objection* of counsel for
the railroad against the tiling of the same
The plaintiff was represented by Mr. W.
I Mar bury of Baltimore. Mr W II Page
of New York and Mr. D. I-awrence Gro
per of Norfolk. The Seaboard Air Line
was represented by General Counsel Leigh
n Wattr. Judge B. J D Crow, and Mr.
Hugh I. Bond of Cowen. Cross A Bond or
Baltimore. L. L lewis of Klcbmond. for
mer Judge of the Supreme < ourt. and Gen.
Edgar Alim. I'nlled State# district attor-
" The argument conaumed the entire day
,nd it It" I'onclualoti Judge Waddlll took
Ihe care under cona.deratlon and wIH ren
der a dee I* ion ae early
eating Oi l !*• " *hc |>rol.h:e dan in.
Ceding, wer purely te. hnl. il. l-'oW
only ijue-tlona of pleading* >nd pro
< edure. slid I he de, lelon. even If the plaj
• ,rr la allowed to file a aiipplrmenlnl Nil.
wMI not ffeel Ihe right of couneel for the
r,| road lo attack the ni.ill-ra contained
■£ &arss -s
evidence In the <
ror the lialveaton Fond.
. Oeni ST The auhecHptWn
ut clo thing,
SAYANNAH, GA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER *2B, UNTO.
MAY SOON NEGOTIATE
IMTHITTIOM TO CORKER WILL
AWT HE LORO IIM HKD.
OTHER POWERS MAY JOIN IN.
HIT COMikK WILI. OM.V IIEPHE-
E%T IMIIII STATES.
Ilitnrar (imrramrnl Masi Suppress
Prlnre I'uan. If tt Desiree lo Sirsrr
I’rsiT— tin*or Leader \\ 111 >ul lie
Tolerated by Any of Ik. Power*.
Miii'li lla.nl an tunranrr of Marl
M Thai American Intrr.ilt Will
Washington. gept. 57 —Mlntst.r Congar
has been advised by the stair ikturlmon
of the substance of the regies mode by
this government last Friday to the gov
ernmems of Oermany. Ft us. In asu.t China,
respotlng China, which clearly Indicated
to him the general nature of the Instruc
tions he la to receive.
Moreover by this time he ts Informed
of the orders Issued lo (Jen. Chsffe* to
reduce his force to a legation guard.
The note to China specifically pointed
out the lines on which this government
will Issue Its instruction* to Its minis
ter. The document Itself Is In course of
Anal approval. Acting Herretary Hill hav
ing completed the draft some day* ago,
and forwarded It to the President.
It was tha belief of the state department
late this afternoon that tho acunl trans
mission of he Instructions would he cxr
rled out very soon, probably within the
next twelve hours. It Is said that tha
text of the Instructions will not be givn
publicity at present for di|domatlr rea
son*. hut there is no concealment of the
general scope of the document, which
ls on the lines laid down in the three
In this connection. It Is said at the state
department that Mr. Conger will pul
these negotiations In motion without any
purpose of acting for any government
other than the United Stalea.althougb the
government keeps in mind that the t'nited
State# ta hut one of the several nations
mutually Interested In obtaining a com
mon end and It Is hoped that the effect
of Mr. Conger's making a beginning to
ward negotiation* may he to Induce other
Powers to follow. At the same time the
government has never assumed to lay
down any mandate as to the course to be
followed by all or any of the other Poa-
Mwl Suppress Tuan.
1 la believed that tha stile department
already has taken atapa through Minister
Wu to Impress upon tha Chinese govern
ment tha undesirability of the appoint
ment of Prince Tuan as grand aecretary
and the painful Impression thl* appoint
ment ha* creat-d throughout thla ■•oiintty.
The effect of hla appointment. If perslst
ed in. It 1* aald. might ha to retard seri
ously the'final negotiation*, or In fact any
negotiation* at all.
The government feel* that It la much
reinforced In It* present position by the
note from IJ Hung Chang, In which he
gave positive aneurance to the I'nlted
States that he had sufficient authority to
protect all American Interests and would
see that thl* authority was exercised. The
government now looks upon this assur
ance a* a guarantee which must be faith
fully performed a* a r*ondltlon preccleiit
to even the establishment ol relations with
L.I and Prime Thing
If the appointment of Tuan promises
In any manner lo obstruct the perform
ance of thl* pledge, then It would be
clearly violative of the guarantee laid
down and would warrant the Immediate
withdrawal of Mr. Conger from further
relations with !h# Chinese envoys. Ho It
appears that much more depend# upon
what Tuan doea than upon what he has
UK*. I'HtKKK.K AT TIK* TM*.
He Went to Look Into file Matter ot
(Copyright. !!>. the Associated Press.)
Tien Tain. Sept. M. via Taku. Hept. 25.-
Uen. Chaffee lias arrived and conferred
with the staff officers of different depart
ment* with a view of establishing a win
ter bare In the vicinity of Tien Tain. He
paid a visit to Tong Ku. making a general
Inspection. The present plan l under
stood to lie tentative and based upon tne
possible retention of the existing force.
The plan contemplate* placing the lroup,
upder canvas ou.sklc the city.
(Jen. Chaffee pual a vtalt lo Id Hung
Chang and Informally discussed the out
look for a settlement. It la understood he
proffered an American officer to accom
pany the viceroy to Pekin. No other
Power except Russia hn* yet officially rec
ognised Id Hung <•hang's presen.-e.
Field Marshal Count von Waldersee,
commander-in-chief of the International
forces, will arrive here to-morrow. H
will he received by w review of the troop*
of ail the allied nation*.
It I* reported mat the Russians, after
the capture of the I.u Tal fort*, began
ru<|hlnK troop* north along the railroad
for the purpose of occupying Bhan Hal
PRIAtE TI’A* , H iPPOIATMEAT.
mate Department Aollßrd of Ilia Re.
Washington, Sept. fT.—Th# stats depart
ment has been advised by Bheng. the tao
lal of Shanghai, of the appointment of
Prlnte Tuan, the father of Ike heir *p-
Isi rent of China. a gratnl secretary lo the
kHe*says nothing of the reported desig
nation of Tuan a* president or a member
of privy council, but It I* bHl*v#o
here mat It I* entirely according to Chi
nese form* for a prince of Tuan s rank
to (111 both posts simultaneoutly.
•TILL AFTER THE BMPREN.
Ministers Ar* Trying to ternr# Her
Return to Pekin.
Copyright. I*. the Associated Tress
rekln. Hepi 21. vl* Taku. H*pt -All
the foreign ministers have addressed note*
JO ritoc* ChkH. HIIW" 1 * r * llua 19
Pskin of Iho Emperor and the court Tbs
not*** were Informal anil not written In
a llplnmn<tr capacity. The writer* do not
t'onsklcr them binding upon their re
The diplomat* acted Jointly in th# mat
ter. but oi* letter* we're oent Individually.
These did not contain any assurances, but
merly suggested tha return of the Em
Prince Thing undertook to deliver the
note*. The l* a mat tor ol •pecu
lation. th* tlduhtful element being tha in
fluence of Prince Tuan atul Gan. Tung
Fuh Sung, who may restrain the court
Gen. Uhalted*, discussing the probabil
ities to-day. said.
"1 do not believe that any European
monarch woukl enter the camp of hi* al
lied efiemle*. and 1 doubt fh: the Em
press Dowager will do #o. Ii |x generally
concoded that the remoration of the Phi
nes# government is **enttal I have
favored the withdrawal of the main al
lied force to Yang-Taun and Tien Tain,
having two thousand mixed troops to
guard the legation*."
Mr Itockhtli will leave for Shanghai on
Momtay, Sept. 24.
Reqaeaf trot to the Empreea to Re
turn to Pekin.
London. Sept. 28. 4:30 a. m —The only
dDpatch of ape ial Interest from China
thl* morning i the following from Dr.
Morrison to Ihe Time*, dated Pekin, Sept.
“The recent punitive expedition* have
had an excellent effect In increasing se
curity and facilitating tha entry of sup
plies. but nothing can bo counted * ef
fective until Pao Ting Fu has been raxed
and the foreigner* atul refugees at f'heng
Ting anti other place* known to the gen
iwls are rescued.
“AI. deGiero has addressed a memorial
to the Km|re*. Dnwuger. offering her the
protection of Russia and requesting her
to return to Pekin Forty chief Uhlneee
officials have pant a memorial to the Eni
l*eror and Empreaa T>owager beseeching
them to return.
“The eonflteeing Interest* of Russia an-l
Great Britain pterent a systematic at
tempt to reconstruct the railway, although
reetoration woukl be easy/’
The Russian*, according to tha Shangh.il
corraapondana of tha Morning IVwt, have
virtually abanffona.! tho province of C*hl
1.1 to (Jarmany,
THOTKfIT OF THE COMfll'M.
Effort lo Prairnl kppnlnfmant of a
Hoier at Khnnshu!.
Shanghai, B<pt 27.—Viceroy Uu Kun Yl
ha* talagraphad to the con Mile to the ef
fect that he Is communicating with the
Imperial court regarding tha appointment
of anew tan tat here. The coneuls believe
this wilt delay the Installation of the ob
jectionable appointee for several month#
The foreign conauht recently protested
against the removal of the tao lal of
Hnanghal and the ap|>olntmrnt as hi* suc
cessor of the notorious boxer Kang Yl
The viceroy of Nankin. Uu Kun Yl. re
plied that at leaei a maun would lajwo
before the arrival of the offl' lal docu
ment* In the ease which would enable
him to give the matter consideration, and
• hat If It wa* proved that the proposed
euccea.or of the tao tat of .Shanghai had
been a Itoxer he would proteat to the
throne against 111* appointment.
ANSWERS TH (JERMAKYI ffUTC.
t'nmer* hot Wtlllug to Postpone the
Berlin, Sept. 37—From iwo high diplo
matic sotireeH It wa* burned to-day that
all tho answers which have been received
to Germany's propovitlon have one fea
ture In common
While accepting In principle the de
mand for a proper punishment of the
ringleaders, they refuse to postpone all
peace negotiations until after the settle
ment of this one point. The replies of
Japan and France are In agreement a* to
this. Therefore It cannot bo truthfully
*a!.| that Count von Huelow's latest move
has proved an unquallfled success.
HEfITRI t THh OF MlhhlOhfl.
Effort to S.|i|ire„ Anll-Cbrletlao
Hong Kong, Kept. 27.—Tho American
Presbyterian amt Catholic mission* at
Bhok I.ung. on the East river, have been
destroyed. The priest In charge of the
Catholic mission escaped and was pro
tected by a mandarin.
Numerous antl-Chrlsilan dlsturlasnces
are taking place In the provinces of
Kwang Tung. The authorities are em
pbtng active measures to suppre-a tho
outbreaks and there buve been several ex
Native Christian* are flocking lo Can
AI.I.IEH FORCE# Ih CHIhA.
hum her of Troops Earh t oaatry Ha.
lamtled at Taka.
Vienna. Sept. 27 —The admiralty has re
ceived a dispatch from Taku, giving the
strength of the forces Inpded there by the
allied power* as follows:
Austrian. 4*l; German, 1.171; British.
53&3; American. 5.80*; French, 4.175; Ital
ian. 2,431; Russian. 30.931; Japanese. I5.&T0;
A hEV CHIhHUE lIKteRAL.
Vleernt sand tiovernora taatraetrd
to Fight Foreigners.
Pari*. Sept 77.—The French con*ul at
Shanghai cable* under date of Tuesday,
gept. 25, that Tung Fuh Sian has Just
bran appointed general of Iho Western
and .Northern armies.
The consul adds that according to Chi
nese information the viceroys and gover
nors have received an Imperial ae<-tet de
cree Instructing them to tight the foreign
era and destroy them
Tn Blockade f hlaeae Porta.
gt Petersburg. Sept. 27 —The Russian
naval *teff announce* that It ta
proposed to blockadt all Chinese
naval port* In ronaequenea of the
hostile attitude of the Chine*# fleer at
Bhanghal and to send faat eruler* from
the allied squadron* to protect trans
port*. The general staff announce* that
Russian troops are massing around Kirin,
in Manchuria, whet* lhe ait i.UOU Chi
WESTCOTT ON STAND
UiVE Hl* DAfOHTKII 4 VEill
I*OH TWO IIUKI.
CARTER GAVE HIM $4OO-000.
(iOVERMtKUT ruim THlti 1141
1 APT. ( AnTM'l mi ARK.
Ilnnryr Was Mon to Weateolt to
Hold for I srler—W estcott Denied
Any Inlimatr Acquaintance With
UrreHr or the €a> wore— CCIVort fo
Mum He Wan Their Partner In
llusluess Transactions—Once Tried
to Urt a ( onlract fr Greene.
New- York. Sfjd 27.—Hearing In the
matter of Benjamin D. Greene. John F.,
R. 11. and W T Gay nor, Indicted In
Georgia for complicity In the <>. M Barter
conspire y to defraud the United Htat#s
government in the Savannah harbor im
provement Works, was resumed to-day be
fore United States rommissioner Shield*.
The hearing la on the application for the
removal of the defendants to the jurisdic
tion of the Georgia federal courts.
When the adjournment was taken Aug.
IS. the defense reserved the right to re
call Robert P Westernt, < apt. c arter's
father-in-law for cr-****>xamlnatton ha
fore o|m>iuii their side of the c.tar On
his direct examination Mr. Westcott testi
fied that during the two years from IWW
to UK he hud given Carter s wife, his
daughter, about tMsst a year as an allow -
ance. aid that during the same lime Gar
ter had given him sen titles amounting
to over s**>.* to hold for him. Tha
theory of the government was that these
securities represented the share of Cspt.
Carter In the Gaynor-Greena contracts.
Mr Westcott. on taking the stand, was
asked about his presen? finait'lal interest
In the Wrstoott Kxpress Company, and
in the Union and American News Com
lainieo Objection was made and sustalrv
ed. Mr. Westcott said his business with
those comtainir* prior fo IW, brought him
Into contact with many prominent r tllro.nl
men. He retired from active business
some time in UVtt He first met Capt.
Garter m Huvantuih in He wtm Al
ways o* friendly terms with him and
his wife. Ills friendly intimacy w|ih
| Cart# existed until 1*97. but did not now
Meeting* With tarter and Greene,
Mr Westernl told of marling Capr. Car
ter In Scotland In I®.’. and In Waahlngton
In IM7 Ha went to Waahlngton in re
| spotter to a telegram from f'spt.(Carter
The witness replying lo question* told
• of his several meetings with Benjamin !
I Greens. H* also met John K Oaynor
; several time*, hut knew him very slightly
on one occasion Oaynor handed him $lO,-
<x*i at Carter's request.
Commissioner Shields rubai on Mr Kel
logg's motion that the answer was not
, responsive to the question, "When did you
first meet John K tlaynor?"
Mr. Kellogg when asked lo whit ha
i cross-examination tended, aald that he
meant lo show thal the securities Mr
W eat cot t lesillled to having received from
' Carter ware bought by Mr Weatroft long
prior to the date of the acquaintance with
tiaynor and Greene.
Mr. Westcott ileme.l any acquaintance
wlih K P. or W T Oaynor. and said
he did not know If Capt. Carter was In
terven'd In any railroad contract* with
Mr. Westcott had refused to Join with
them lit bidding for some contract* they
were discussing In the spring of ISM
Mr. Westcott said he signed n bid for
the work on the Morris and Essex Rail
road. hul del not get the contract He
allowed his figure* lo Mr Oreene and ask
ed him lo make a lower bid. Mr. Orson*
said the work con Id not be done for tha
Home time In I®* the witness sat.l he
obtained a letter of Introduction to Colli*
P. Huntington, president of the Houthern
Pacific Railroad, and look B f>. Oreent
with him 10 present II The object of the
visit was to ontaln sperlflcailou* about a
contrast about to ne given out Mr Weat
> ott could not remember any of Iha de
tails of th< Interview
Claimed Me Was a Parlaer.
lawyer Kellogg said Ills object In get
ting tbis testimony was to show that Mr
Westcott tvae a part.ner with Capt. Oreene
■nil the Oaynor* in several business mil
lers. and that at various limes between
ltd) oral I*7. Mr. Westcott had done n
great deal of the preliminary work looking
to obtaining •■oniraol*.
Mr. Westcott denied that he had ever
been Interested In a proposed contract to
elevate the tracks of the New York Cen
tral Railroad ut Buffalo. He Introduced
Capt. Greene to Chauncey M iMqiew. but
could not recollect making any tieraooal
attempt* to obtain contracts for Cap*.
Greene and h|e fr.vnde. except In one
Instance with the Lackawanna Railroad
Company, but he wrote several letter*
of Introduction which may have helped
them to obtain contracts.
Replying lo further question* by Mr.
Kellogg. Air. Westcott said that all hi*
transaction* on tha stock market were
done through Reid and Elagg arid C. If.
Vandeventer. He was a alien! partner
with VandAventer for a year, lie said
After Mr Westcott had Identified ropl •*
of the |>owers of attorney he gave Capt.
Carter when he went to Ktiroiw In IAE*
and In I*7. arid several letters from hlm
sei: to Capt Carter written at dlfTerenf
times between I*l and Hast, the hearing
was adjourned until to-morrow morning.
GOING TO CHICAGO COM TRIAL.
Duaton t 'barged With Embesallag
•20,1*00 I'rosi n Rank.
Norfolk. Va., He|>t. 27.—W 11. Dunton.
alias W 11. Duncan, the alleged Chicago
einbegzler. aiqieared before Judge Waddill.
lale ml* afternoon in the I’nlted State*
t'nlted Stales District Attorney Edgar
Allen movwl that the court Isau* an or
der to *nd Dunton lo Chicago for trial,
on the charge of emheaallng IJO.iwo from
tha t’nlon National Bank of that city.
Judge Waddill said he could not Ittue
such an order, except on the consent of
Dunton. who mi in tha court In eharg*
of Deputy Marshal J E West declared
that he sii wbling to go. The Judge said
the order would he Issued Meanwhile
Dunton will h* kept In the JalLhere. with
out an effort lo give hall, uptll to-morrow
night, when ha will be taken by Deputy
Weal and a guard to Chicago. i
MOV C . A. < ol l ii.lt WOIMMCD.
Mutt, Probably by tlurg
lars. at His itlsntn llowe.
At lama. Kept 27. Hon. C. A Collier
was Injured this morning shortly after 4
o’clock by the accidental discharge of a
pistol. His condition Is serious.
Air. Collier Is now under the Influence of
opiates and has been since a few minutes
after the accident. For this reason he
has not Iwen able to give an account of
•he affair. lie was found by members of
his family soon oft* r the discharge of the
pistol Kven then he was unable to tell
Just how the shot was fired further than
to say "Burglars ”
The wound was made by a M-callbre
pistol and the hull entered the left able
and passed through the body Just below
The accident happened at the residence
of Mr. Collier at 2% Hawson street
Mr. Collier, who had Just returned to
the dty was with a number of the mem
bers of his family until the hour for re
tiring when he went to his room, which
is near the rear of the residence. It la
though* that he was disturbed liy some
noise, and either knowing or thinking that
a burglar was attempting to enter the
house, went, with a pistol In his hand \o
the rear porch to make an Investigation
As the end of the porch stairs go down to
the hack yard It was .*< the foot of these
stairs that Air. (’oilier was found by mem
bers of his family.
Mr Collier had Just returned from Pari*,
where he had gone a* one of the twelve
cxwninisatonera from the United Btotes to
the exposition This was his ae.AHld trip
to Paris in the last few months Only a
few weeks ago he returned to his home,
hut after remaining a few days left f>r
Baris again Yesterday he arrived from
tills fMsmxl trip and had only bean at
home a few hours when the accident oc
Mr. Collier was president of the Cotton
Hill* <• Kxposition held In Atlanta In IW*.
an ex-mayor of Atlanta, one of tin* twelve
United States . tom ml *e I oner* to the Bari*
Kxpuidtlon and a member of the lot fay
ette Monument Association. He resigned
as vlco president of the Capital City
Bank a few months ago and la now pre*
blent of the Business Men* League of
Mr (’oilier to-night shows a slight Im
■ - •
TWO YKftMQM MAVR ftTAHTKi).
Alterations to He Made In the Krn
fnelo Hefore *he Goes.
Washington. Kept. 27.—0f the six war
ships which were last week ordered to
proceed to the Orient to reinforce the
Asiatic squadron, the Alt*any and the
Wilmington have started on their long
The Albany sailed from Piraeus yester
day and to-day (he Wilmington left Afon
tevldeo for Bahia. Brazil. Thence she will
cross the Atlantic and proceed via tha
It was expected that the battleship
Kentucky would not he delayed beyond a
few day* in her prepare lions, but after
going Into dry dock at the New York yard
yesterday It wag deckled to make some
changes which probably will delay her de
parture for three weeks The principal al
terations will he made In connection with
her torrent gun*. ('apt. (’heater, who
commands the Kentucky, found that after
firing. he turret guns run out too quickly
and made (no great a shock on the gun
carriages The Ordnance Bureau.therefore,
decided to put on counter recoil checks to
remedy this defer*.
IN I I7M N I P I ED THE MEETING.
Gin. Misuse i ell Had More Trouble at
I ans City, Col.
Pueblo. Col , Sept 27 —When Ihe special
train hearing the Rooseveli party arrived
here lit!* evening the station was crowd
ed with people lo see the Governor. Three
evening meeting* were held and all of
them were attended by largo audleneea.
During the day at the various stopping
placa* Ihe rVoe-d* were remark*My large
and an unusual Interest attended the
At Canon City another organised at
tempt was made by a small minority to
Inierruiit the jirisceding. The mob waa
composed mostly of hoys, with a few men.
who shouted for Bryan and cheered so
as to Interrupt Ihe speaker* One of the
youngsters, being asked why he was act
ing so disorderly, stated that he was hire*!
to do so. They wore uniform caps and
acted In concert.
AN EDITOR W IS AHAIXTEO.
llesalt of the lllslnrlianre at the
It mu* veil Meeting,
Victor. Col., He|*t. 27 -tA* a sequel to tb,
disorderly proceeding* at Iho Roosevelt
HepuMlean rise tin* In this city last even
ing. F. N. Brig**, editor of the Victor
Dally Record, was assaulted In hla offl •*.
In nn editorial denouncing the partici
pant* In the riot, the Record stated that
a "few dissolute women waved rag* In the
very faces of the distinguished guests."
K K. Carr, a miner, who claim* that
ibis statement Is a reflection upon his
wife's character, entered Ihe Record office
to-day and struck Editor Briggs on tha
head as lie eat at the desk Briggs Jump
ed up and struck Carr In Ihe face.
Rev. I'at her Itowney interfered and
stopped the fight. Neither man was hurt.
noma: large im hmua
Memphis Has IIs.SA and lloastna fII.RT
Per lent. More People.
Washington. Hepi. 27—The census bu
resu announces the population of Mem
phis. Tcnn.. as MB,HO. as against *4.416 In
lMi Thl* is an Increase of 17.82*. or
HAS per rent.
The population of Houston. Tex., f* 44,-
03. as against 27.167 In IHO. This Is an
Inert*** of 17.077. or 61 .ft per cent.
t HAT’S HEALTH IN PRO VINO.
He He* Personally shaped the I Ill
Washington. Sept. 27.—The health of
Heerelary of Hlale liny haa Improvid
rapidly of laic, and li li expected But
he will return to Washington early nexh
week snd resume the duties of his office,
relieving Acting Reere-ary Hill, who has
been suffering from a maiarlil attack As
sistant Secretary Ade* said to-day that
Secrstary Hay ha* bean In constant com
munication wpb ihe department during
the patt month, and personally shaped
ihe Chinese negotiations In that period.
Hariltner for ( ongreaa.
Nw Orleans. Kept 27 The Republican
convention of the Fifth Louisiana district
at Monroe to-day i-xntuawj Henry U.
Jlardiner tor Coogreaa,
DAILY. 88 A YEAR.
f> CRNTH A COPY
WEEKLY 1-TIMKH A WEKK.fi A TEAK
me MKrt.Y to rnrt i.iwt notifica
IMPERIALISM CHIEF ISSUE.
ITU IMPOHTYN4 F. IIUF.LT I PON BY
' THE ( 4NHIIMTK.
li-mot-rnll- Vice Preeldcnllal Nm|.
err Urilr, a Krnng lrtirr—Oer
Prealir In 1 üba anil W hat It
It rani—Itllllari.ai llnnitd in Fnltomr
an ln.|irrlall.lln I'ullcg—lll. He.
■nark. I |mn Hit- H IlhtinmNl From
Ik.- Ttrkrl nf I Itarlr. 4. Tonnr.
Un. nin. Nrb . gept. 27. —ln a Inter re
rrlvl In-.lay nl llir ptrir na
tional hriMlqiinriiTa, Mon. A.tlel K gleven*
•on llic iwmiin.ilon for thr vica
pfo.lilrw’r trntlrrr.l him by lh.<t pirty
rarly thl* month. The l-llrr iinlirym#
Mr. glrvrnenn of til. nomlnouon follow#:
’•Colfax, lowa, Hrpt. 6, 19U>—To Hon.
A, K, fftevrnmin. liiotinittgioo. lll.—lrer
Kir; In 1.h.1f of Ihr ii.iUhi.il .mnmil're
of Iho I’roplra Parly thr uiuteielflnmt
lake plnarurr In nollfylng yon ttml yon
wrre on thr 27th ulto. rrtei'lnl a. Hi*
raiulhi.ilr of r.il l parly for Ihr office of
Vico I'roaMent of the l.'nlinl Htnir, to fill
Oh* Vii. hiic\ ta-i kliiuml by (hr lUvllnatlon
of Ihr linn. I'hurlre A Timm', who
nomliiiit.fi hi Mloux Fall#.
"Thr m<'mhrni of I lie Propl’e Party In
■it perikmo rralisr that wr have reached
■ <-rl*ta In which thr vrry llfr of frrr tn
miiiiiinin. In invo vift a cii.i In which
tnrrr parly miiHUlrrellon# nrr of Mrcmut
<lary Inifairlancr and ehouhi br laid aaldo
unlll ihe prrll In averted.
"Acting upon thla ovrrehadnwlng con
viction our mtlonal ronvrnlkm, which met
at Hlotix Falla, In proof of the un.elrt.h
character of lh party alil h k represent
ed, and In order to open the way for har
mony .imoon all clarerr nf patriotic pro.
pie. went out.lda iif lla own organlxallnn
for both of tie nominee. Thle action mat
with hearty approval among our .on.lll
"Anil now a vaiwnry having nceurrrd 111
our ticket we It live In Ihe eaine tinielfl.h
eptrlt reieele.l you lo ,111 lhn> vacancy ai’d
nek Inal you aeit-pt llie name We know
that you are not n PopulliH. but wr ale
familiar with your career and the patri
otic character of your unflinching devotion
to Ihe principle* of free government aa
taught by the fathers of the republic. (Nn
at lou* that nothing hut goal to the public
can renull from your elevnthm to thlfl
high nffl e. with sincere regard ne have
ihe honor to be
"Very truly youra,
"J B. W.avar.
•A "J. 11. Edmiaton,
"J A. kelgerton,
"rommltlee of Nnilflcation."
Mr. kl.-v enaon’a Reply.
Following ii Mr. gleven,on’a re.ponae:
"ni<Himlngion, 111 . gepl. . UN, To
lion J. li. Weaver. Hon. J. A, Edgerlon.
and Hon J. If, Kdinlaloti. <’ominHtee of
noitfieailnn Oenllrmen: By your com
nninhatlon of Kept. 6. l am ofllelally ad
vlaeil of my aelecilon aa the candidate of
(he People , parly for llie office of Vice
President of the I'tilled grate, m fill 'he
vacancy U|WUI your lUke| oe<w,|oiied hy
Ihe realamatlon of lion l-harlea A Towne.
"I .arm be, enrurally expreaa my a|i
pre. lalloo of thla manlfralallon of Ihi- con
fidence rr|xieil In me by your ciMiunltlee
and the great eonailliirncy you rirreaenl.
Nor rati I withhold Ihe exprcaalon of my
admlrnilou for the gineroua action of Mr.
Towne In hi* endemvor lo secure thr liar
monioua co-operation of all Ihe aupport
era of Mr. Bryan In Hie iiending,|e*lden
"The ml ton of the Profile’* Party In se
lecting candidate- outside of Its own or
ganisation Is almost without precedent In
our political history. The explanation la
found In your own candid declaration:
•The member* of the people’* Parly in
all sections realise that we have reached
a crisis In whl.h'the very life Tf frea
Instltiillons I* involvel a crisis In which
mew parly .vamlderatlon* ar* of secondary
Imporiari n and should tie laid aside until
•he peril I* averted.’
••I pon lho Important question# of
(Inaiier, of domratlr admlniatrailutt. and
of reform in our methods of laxalton. Iha
platform of the People's Party give* no
um-erialu sound It Is no less • mphatto
In ll* demand for a return lo the policy
of lamest and cconomi. uj expenditures of
the public money. The further demand
for wise and efftclent legislation looking
lo the suppression of truats cannot fall
lo challenge the attention of all thought
The Overshadowing Issue.
"In common, however, with the Bllvsr
Republican and the Democratic parties,
you recognise the Important fact (hat all
these are hut question* of the hour. In
the presence of ll>e overshadowing Issua
of Imperialism, others are hut as the dust
In tile balance. It Is not alrange than
that thcr* should now he concert of action
between I hose who sincerely believe ’that
* crisis has been reached In which mara
party consideration* are of secondary im
"Involved in the settlement of this great
question are consequence* of deep Import
to the American people. The suprema
gravity of (be laatieeannot be measured by
words As was truly said by an eminent
Republican senator: The question Is
greater than parties, greater titan tdtnln
lalralion, greater than the prosperity and
h.iiqilneas of a slflgb- generation.’
"It 1* well even now to recall some f
the recent event* of our hlrtory. Before
’breaking the peace of the wotfal.’ Con
gress referring lo Cub*, supplemented Its
declaration of war against Hpaln with ihe
words: The United Mates hereby dls
rlnlm any disposition lo exercise sover
eignly. Jurisdiction or conlrol over said
Island except for the pacification thero
of, anil assert thrtr determination when
that l accomplished, to leave the gov
ernment and control of the Island to Its
’ll was the solemn declaration by the
American Congress that Justified tha war
at the bar of our own conscience and of
Ihnl of the wotld. The |irole*l* now that
thla disclaimer upon our part applied oniy
lo Cuba ami nol to other Hpanl-h depen
dencies. la ’to palter with words In •
mill Kaaaged In a Mar.
"Existing conditions abroad now chal
lenge our serious thought, whether wa
will or no Spain ha* been conquered and
the ’pacification of Cuba—the declared
purpose of the war—secured And yat
nt And ourselves still engaged In war.
a war. too. against our former allies In
our conflict with Hpaln It is s war
against a people It.mn miles distant, and
of whom, until recent year#, wa bad
scarcely heard. It I* an expensive war.
having already coat nearly two hundred
(Continued on JVtli Pago