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IS NEARING AN END,
*vec TUB TIUKt I* OS -rnr.
tV * TO A irrruauwT.
INDIVIDUALS GET in I'WE.
or TUK Hl RAILROADS
m\ thb oiEiuroii*.
nrr.k Van.- WA.k tfcr M, r of
A order and C., • Advrf
®*P cr '’- tf Fonr Mow of tlar
.Aoml Operator. Will Make
itflmu Offer—Mew Sow ■■ Strike
, r , *„t arrrln In Ik*
il4 . e * Pa. Ocl. I.—The hellel preva
„„ ,:. A t the anthracite coal atrlke U*
an end l cooerierabty
* 1 “>- r l*ht by the action of the
Hj,,-. jjal operate* in fo;low ing the lead
t . b IT • oai-torryln* and coal-mtntoc
,iuroa*i by offering a net Increare of 10
ill the wage* of their employe*,
t!,, r.rit break among the Individual
M> .. ... ; n thi* dlnrlct wai made to-day
, M A Pardee A Cos., operating the
fnaberry and Cr- •e' Ridge colllarlea.
<w v. their employee a ten per cent. In
etM r in wage* and a reduction In the
I powder to 1160 per keg. The de
p. in 'he price of poader la 10 be tak
_ .count In the advancing of the
t . u four more of the Individual
rJ ., . Ai :ei will make the Mine offer le
fr .dean Mitchell of the United Min.
wl , , it much intereated in the ad
* nude by ehe Individual ,-ompanie*.
, A would aey nothing for publication.
i* • arrotig belief here that Mr.
Ml' !i(4l it walling for all the coal eon:-
pui,.e n the anthracite region to offer
, jo per cant. Inoreaae before he will
u! a joint convenTlon eo conkler the
Mr. Mttchell would v
*,:• ■ - on thie twitlcular aubject. ll*
1 3 . .., along edvorated uniry of action.
j-.d : l tr.la that trengthena the opin
io 'hat he will nail the* convention after
• l ti.a compantaa have made an offer
He cvutlr.u** to aay theet the etrlke can
to. t.<- eettled without a oonveinlon. and
IMt hr ta waiting on the operator*.
1 "he mear.eime the men now on etrtke,
ap.l to l umber ’.M.fluO. are not wavering
j.Ur the proffered Increase in wwgee.
It the Lackawanna and Wyoming dlt
irV fs not a mine I* working The oondl
<ur. remain ulout the same In the Lehigh
region, while In the Schuylkill
detriot more men have la el down their
col* end gutv.
WOSI&S Tllltl'W aroSK.a.
ft run f r to May, Moinf of Thrlr
Mliillft Ponttil Thrlr Mark!.
Hazleton. Ta . Oct. s.—Eight Italian*
employed on the night shift of the Cal
v. Pardee Ar Cos. colliery at lat timer,
wire attacked In the public road lead-
Hk fr>>n t mt place to Hollywood early
tt ' morning, by twenty-five women, who
h*J march eel from llMnoDYtlla. The w
ni tv* re moeliy Hungarian* and Ital-
They left Mtlnesville nt 4 o'clock,
rt *<i through 1-attimer, two mile©
find waited to nit re ok the m©n
*v In the Da t timer mine as they
,mml along the rood which lead# o
ti* r l eu** at Hollywood.
A f**w of the women were firmed with
e!-iK- but mn of them carried atone* of
II i*e* In their apron*. The flr*t non
•?rikMig mine worker* to leave the colliery
‘r. i litle bind of eight Italian*. They
?iw the women on the road ahead of
them rend. suspecting an attack, cro*ed
I • Id In an endeavor to avoid them
T * women, however, were on the alert
and 'iej also crossed the field and. over
taking the men. hurled shower* of atone*
it t m The workmen did not attempt
to defend themselves, but ran away and
* r soon out of rea hof the fury of the
tx knd women.
Or- man received a aevere cut on the
h' *1 w hile several of the other* wrr •
i” k by piece* of rock, but were not in
jure i The women returned to their home*
•j • - lied with their demonftratlon.
UILL4\G TO tiIVK to PER CERT.
About All flie Operator* 4re Pre
pared to llwkr the Alliance.
N>w' York. Ocf. s. —I? |* mid to night ib*
r ** r©o|t* of the work am nr th* roi!
peraror* 1- that about evtrjr one of them
I* willing to make a Id per cent, advance
1? wage* if thin !w necessary to -ettle-
V'-i More than this none of tfhem wi:i
do. The D<U aware and Hud non Company.
• h has been inclined to hokl out
-t any advene, It now ready to
n * • that oouresalm with tha other
Companies and operator*.
At to the attitude of the coal roa*le.
I’ *: lent Maxwell of the Jeraev Central.
• Tier *<lmittlng that there had been a
conference last night, sold:
r e operating com pan lew hove mad.
* v * f v concenion that they intend to
d"3K* Such of the companies aw! Inde
f* dei t concern* a* have not yet agreed
to *n advance promt#* to announce their
n *gne*# to-morrow. It will then n©
n< * th© miners. They will do well to
remember that It 1* their opportunity.
•\* WJ l* hot go beyond that."
I *‘ r ® talk among the retailer* of thlt
'y of auothor advance, probably fiu cent*
• ton, for ktove, chestnut and inch site*.
mist accept io per c;ext.
II Miner* Do Slot, the Strike Will be
Ni ' w York. Oct. 6.—The Evening Poet
I’■ .-eidetic J. Horri Maxwell of
lersey Central an.l tha praatdant of
•no her > nal-rerrylng railway, who <ie
iu ii quoted (or publication, marie
| - <, *SoHa announcement to-day that no
‘onorttona would b granted to
* ■•' king miners, and that If they did
'*' P* '! 10 per cent offer, the atrike
1 and fought out.
' 15 euppoeed that thi* decision wo>
1 '•* 4t a Joint meeting of coal rall
■ fi.lent. and operators, which was
1 ilie I.chlgh Valley o!!l ei in this
" ILL UK romo TO-DAY.
'lteeled That News of the \dvaner
"111 he glade Known.
i lelphla, Oc. 5 —To-day's derision
•' in hvidunj coal operators lo offer a
• cnt. increaa* In wages to th*
mine workers Is regarded
i! -The anthracite region sa I lie
k of the end of tha strike. Near
'hs individual operators maks an
• nt to-day of their willingness lo
lncreas# and notices to this ef-
Ull It Is expactsd. be posted at the
* important collieries to-morrow.
‘ hiV * already been potted. It Is
1 thst the few O(.erators who have
• •'!T* rr, ‘**® , * ,h * ,r,n, * n,lo hon the sub
,,l,! In lino wtln the others arid
' "a increase.
,0 *>m of tha operators,
pu , * l * l *• *old o the miners at tI.U
'*■ ■ tl *'' , ad of £.73 aa heietofore
charged. tut thta reduction will h# taken
Into consideration in figuring th* net 10
per fit ilvance.
It 1* the general opinion that a greet
majority of the striking tn:ne worker* will
be iiihflfd to MCOrpt the offer irxl re
turn to work, hut they express dcttrmln*
Btim o await the decision of President
Mitchell of the United Mine Worker*.
bfHKI.U TO Jl)|\ l> Tllh om:H.
IndhMnal Operator* U 111 (.rant the
Per ( ent. Adrance.
Scranton. Pa., Oct. 5.-The individual
operator*, at their meeting here thi* aft
ernoon. heard ehe report of their commit
tee that went to New York on Monday,
presumably to ask concession* on freight
eatea from the coal-carrying railroads
They agreed to join in the offer of i 10
per com. increase in wage* made by the
Mg companies On* of thoe present *ays
they could not secure any concession*, but
they received a hint that if tne> expect
conal derat lor. in thl* line they will rand
a T*eater ahow of getting it by ceasing
aiITCHKM* im:\ik* it.
Those niargrd With It Did *ot Flan
the < tl Miner*' atrlke,
Hazleton. Pa.. Oct. S.—President MKrh
#ll, when show’ll a dispatch to-day In
which an officer of a politico) organisa
tion was quoted as saying that the an
thracite coal miner*’ strike wai planned
by Mr. Johnson of tne National liemo
cratlo Committee, the Mayor of Indian
apolis and himself at * recent meeting
In Indianapolis, said that he was reluc
tant to believe that the gentleman quoted
had made the charge and stated positive
ly that the story was untrue, he weld he
lid not know Mr Johnson end had never
held a conversation with Mayor Taggart
In his life
ICCKtCLA I* CHICAGO.
Ka-Controller Spoke in Favor of
(smlilnatloa of Capital.
Chicago. Oct. s—James H. Efekels. cx-
Controller of the Treasury, spoke m the
Auditorium to-night to an audience that
packed the great hall as tightly as It
could he packed, hundred* of people being
turned away. The meeting was under the
auspices of the Pusiness Men's Sound
Money Association and embraced men of
all parties who oppose the 16 to 1 plank of
the Democrasic platform.
Mr. Eckels was Introduced by William
Davia of Chicago, president of the Amal
gamated Association of Iron and Steel
Workers, who made a short address. The
Iron and sleel industries were strongly
represented In the meeting. Taking up
the trust question. Mr. Eckels said:
"There I* no man of any prominence to
day standing in defer s of illegal combi
nations of capita), whether great or small,
formed for the purpose cf throttling ail
competition, raising the price of articles
of consumption and burdening the jeo
ple. Hut their are a vast number who.
reccgnixlng the economic soundness in the
added volume of business to be obtained
through aggregated Capital, property
brought together and wisely managed,
deny that from such any harm flows to
either the consumer, or the laborer. They
g* further and assert, with an emphasis
not to he mistaken, that far from being
harmful, such comb rations are on the
contrary productive of most of all
to the laboring man
"Asa rule labor 1# more steadily em
ployed and better paid under corporation
having a large invested capital and em
ploying many men. than under those hav
ing a small capital and a few nvn In
such a corporation there Is always an
ability and power to adjust the work,
which under any circumstances Is large,
to the prevailing situation, so (hit at n<
time are all the men Idle for any con
siderable length of time The wage-ques
lion wrlih such Is more easily set thi) and
for n longer length of time, for s a rule
the manager and the laborer readily te
cognixe the beneficial results to
hoth co-operation and omblnat|on
If combination of capital neither
Increase* the price to the consumer nor
diminish*** the nunil>er of laborers, nor
the amount of wage. It cannot be either
ii menace to society or a detriment to the
public good. It certainly does not pre sen:
such a situation in the country's affairs,
as to <Jemand unusual laws or extraor
Mr Eckel* declared the Issue of Im
perialism was* conceived to divert atten
tion from the real purposes of the epp**
eltlon. saving that Hryan may denotinc*
trusts, bus hln acts in office will be 4 n
tne interest of silver.
lItNM I.AIGIIX Allot T IT.
Telia of the Incident nt the lee-
Thrnwlng In < hirsgo.
Chicago. Oct. A—Senator Hanna made
merry to-day over the siorle* about the
"attempt ro aesasrlnate" him. He raid:
"The facts are a- follows'' After I hid
done epeaklng and was sitting down list
ening to Con (rest man Mann, a piece of
Ice about as big as your closed list struck
the corner of the table in front of me
and fell to the floor uf the platform 1
paid no attention to It, ihlnhlng someone
had upset the water pitcher and the
the Ice had fallen out. I looked
up and raw a hole in the top of the teni
through which the chunk of Ice had ev
idently come It could not have been
aimed at anyone, as whoever threw It In.
could not have seen anyone Inside.
"The glories about It weighing live or
ten pound* are ridiculous I paid no at
tention to the incident t the time and
have not thought about It since."
- a- i
GOT BIT TIIMY.K Jl Itrtlt*.
Case of Vonlsey for the Mtirder of
Goebel Knrced to Trlnl.
Georgetown. Ky.. Oct. 8— When th*
cose of Henry Youtsey. charged with be
ing a principal In the murder of Oov.
Goebel, was called In the Circuit Court
m-day, counsel for Ihe defense, moved
a fur'her postponement. Tha common
wealth Insisted on trial, and the Judit"
ordered the regular ponel of Jurymen
to be called.
Counsel for th* defense then moved
that the .lefendiint be discharged, alleg
ing the Indictment filed In thi* county was
only a copy. This motion was also over
ruled. Hut three Jurors were se. ur<d
to-day. The regular panel was exhaust
ed, and a special venire was ordered.
•OITHKnH Mt'lYlf JtKKTISO.
Directors Did Aot t sssltlrr a kue
resaor for HaatlauCan.
New York, Oct. 5.-A meeting of th*
directors of tha Southern Pacific It.nl
road Company was held in the company's
office* her* ro-d*y. Chairman Charles
H. Tweed sold that nothing of public
Importance transpired et the meeting.
h* business being simply routine in char
acter. Nothing was said of a successor
to the lato Collie P. Huntington as pres
ident of tha company.
A'lklng at rieofo-i>.
Havana. Oct B—The frilled State* rev
enue cutter Viking which ran aground
early In the week on a key about sixty
miles from Batabano, during a tour of
Inspection ot the coast by (Jov. Gen
Wood, has arrived at Clenfuegos Gen
Wood and the members ot his party are
THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY. OCTOBER 0, 1 >OO.
WHY MRS. PINKHAM
Is Atl> to llolp Sick Women
When Doctors Full.
Tlnw (jlatlly would wen fly t<a wo
man's aid did they but understand a
woman's feelinp*. triuls, M-neibilitiaa,
end peculiar orpauie disturbances
Those thin?* are known only to
women and the aid a mun would give
ia not at hiit command
To treat a case properly it is neces
sary to know all about it. and full
information, rauuy time*, cannot he
given by a woman to her family phy-
Mu, ti. U. CUArrtLL
aVian. She cannot bring herself to
tell everything, and the physieian ia
at a constant disadvantage. This ia
why, for the past twenty-live years,
thousand* of women have been con
fiding their troubles to Mrs. I'inkharo.
and whose advice has brought happi
ness and health to countless women in
the United States.
Mrs. Chappell, of Grant Park. 111.,
whose portrait we publish, advise* all
suffering women to seek Mrs. Pink-
Itarn's udvioe and use Lydia E. Pink
ham'*#Vegetable Compound, n.s they
cured her of inflammation of the ovaries
and womb ; she. therefore, speaks from
knowledge, aud 1t experience ought
to give others confidence Mrs. Pink
ham's address is Lynn. Mass., and her
advice is absolutely free.
KILI.GO ABOt T COTTON.
Ml. A. Mrlntokh flliof (•. V McKinney
In Abbrvlllr (‘minty.
Columbia, 8. C.. On. 6 -A* PonVHiux,
Ablw*vi!le ooiinty, to-day, Blna>ton A
Mclntoth that awn of Goorf4 N
McKinney had moved wim* cotton In
which Mclntosh hod an int**re*t. The el
der McKinney declared that he did rot
believe It and he would |fo to a mofT-
I*trate at McCormick to-morrow, ond if
Mclntooh could produce one wi*ne* to
support hi* claim he could put the hung
er McKinney on the chalngang.
• No." *ai.l Mclntosh. "Thi* will settle
It better." and thruttltur a pistol to Mc-
Kinney'* mouth, pulled the trigger. In
hi* death struggle. McKinney seised Mc-
Intosh nd would hove Injured him with
hi* naked hands, but one of Mclntoth't
iN-groes threw him down.
Doth men are farmers of prominence
Mclntosh killed * neighbor nine year*
go and wat ior*kned by Oov. Tillman.
IIOIIKIM) t %l *KD A MIR.
Iteelarecl That *|>nln aeem* on (he
U it) to n Hrvolntlon.
Madrid, Oct. s.—Benor Romero y Rohedo.
who, in lfcWl. w*i*B mtnlMer of Justice in the
cabinet of ihe late Henor Canovaa del
CaaHUo. ha* caused a *tlr by n violent
speech dealing with the political am! eco
nomic situation of Spain. He declared
tha. If matter* were to continue long a*
they are now. revolution would be inev
itable. Although he has always been a
stanch of the monarrhta) prin
ciple, he hinted that in certain eventual
ities he would espouM* the republican
He warmly eulogised the "Union Na
tional." a widely ramified organisation
now agKatlng for drastic administrative
leforms and economic* In the public ex
REPOIIT OF TIIE HOARD.
Ilceontmenrinf Inn* kulimltted Rela
tive In Viral V*lnt.
Washington. Oct. 5 The board of vh-
Iter- to West Point ha* submitted k* re
port to the Hecretary of War. The hour*
rncommenda that the standard of ad
mission be raised, awl that new building*
be constructed to acrommodate the in
crease in the endat corps. The board
think th.at military cadets should receive
1809.£0 per annum instead of present com
PRIXTI OF TIIF DRV DOCK.
Mendter nt Newport linr* Will lie nn
Adilltlon to tVie ftervlee.
Washington. Oct R —The navy depirt
ment h#s receive.! print* >f the new dry
dock a* Nem - |K>rt New*. |roje< ted by prl
vato parlies, with the statements that ft
will he ready to receive vc*.els next
spring. This Is one of the Urgent .try
dock* in the world, capable of receiving
two battleships .*t the same time it I*
over 1 '"# feei long. It !m viewed by ihe
department as a valuibe adjunct to the
THI MTV AM) THE Dt KKi.
\\ naltttiatini Duke tin* Oirr* the
( allege Another
Raleigh. X. C\, Oct. s.—Trinity Col
lege. n Methodist institution at Durham.
N. C.. was to-do y th© recipient of a gift
hf lUih.ooo from Washington Duke, o
wealthy cigarette munufacturer. T:ils
l ist gift makes altogether half a million
•kalians given by Mr. Duke to this college
In addition to this, another member of
the Duk** family hoe given the college
fiohoiM and u library that will cost |lou,-
>*jo nowlxing ImilU by J 11. Duke.
* commiti:i> Tin; m:\ti;m h
•*iesllent Private Miller From
n Firing s<|nai.
Washington. Oct. S.—Private Frank Mil
ler, Company I. Twenty-third United
Btates Infantry, was convicted by court
martial at Cebu, P. 1., of the charge of
criminal assault, and sentenced to "he
shot to death with musketry." The cat#
having been submitted to the President
for his action, he < ommuted the sentence
to confinement at hard labor for twenty
y* r *
( undentiel (lit- Policy,
Cape Town. Oct s—The Presbytery of
the Dutch Reformed Church by vote of
23 to 4. (©-day adopted r olu(lon strong
ly condemning Great Britain's policy in
grtuih Africa- The chairman. Rev. Mr
Btalller. in the course of a vigorous
speech, declared that ha was only loyal
under compulsion and did not care who
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Young Men s Suits
Are handsomer than ever before, fashion says. Give the youth of 14 to IS the military cut—-coats have
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School Suits. Shirt Waists and Knee Pants. Suits $2 to S7.SO, Waists 50c to $1 each, Knee Pants 50c and
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Men’s Alpines and Derby* $1.50 to $5.00.
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Price i o*l l | f AQ
— SAWNNAh'— 1 WO*
WON'T JOIN LI HUNG.
Continued from First rtiffe.
northern armies, to Join LI Huns Chana.
have bean eountermatvleil
A landing party from the British arm
ored cruiser Aurora has occupied Cljlnu
An order ha* been sent to Rhamrhsl for
th* Immediate delivery of n plant, for
the construction of a branch railroad from
Tan(fno. on the gulf of Liao Tung, lo
Chink Won Tao; also, for the erection
of a pier to which ship* may be moored
It t expected that the work will bo com
plete.) within two month*, thus securtu*
facilities for a winter port.
The Hermans have demanded posses
sion of the railroad between Tien Tsln
and Pekin, and th Russians have agree I
to let them have It.- The Ciermana will
shortly tiegln to repair the portion of the
toad between Yang Twin and Pekiu.
1,1 KING FOB -:KI\.
The Carl Will Be Aeeompanled by
Haeelans and an Keeorf.
Tien Tsin. Oct. J. via Bhangbai, Ort.
LI Hung Thnng and M PeGlers. the Rue
slan minister to China, had a lengthy
conference o-*tay. after which It ess an
nounced lhat LI Hung Chang would de
part for Pekin tn-moriv.w LI Hung
Chang will lie a room |>nn led by the Itue
*lnn admiral, a Ruaslan general, and nls
own bodyguard. Peaceful rondltlona pre
The failure of the Russian* to rebuild
Ihe rnllwnv to Pekin, te causing talk
among the commander* of the restor)tlon
of the line to the Kngltsh owners for recon
struction atul operation The sick among
the American* are being sent to the lion
pit tl ablp Maine, which will tail soon
for Nagasaki ami Yokohama.
MOVKMKNT* OK MILITARY.
Intentions of < nmn.andere Regard
ing Their Tronpe In I'ekln.
Pekin. Ocl. 1. via Tln Tsln. Ocl. 8. via
Shanghai. Oct. 4—A email body of Im
perial Chinese trooiw api>*ar*d at Pel Tal
Chu yesterday. They Informed th* Brit
ish garrison that their purpose was lo
disperse the Boxer*, ami they were Mid
molested by the British. It Is announced
that the German* will winter MO> mn tn
I’ekln The Biltlsh are reducing their
force In pre|Hiratlon for Ihe winter One
thousand coOUe* will start for India soon,
and the Indian cavalry will probably be
The volume of business being dune I*
steadily Increasing. especially In Ihe
Japanese and American districts.
1)01 IIT- TUB COB HKAPOI*DENT.
News From VI nslilogtan Is Dlarrrdll
ed Im London.
London. Ocl. 6. 4 a. m —The Dally
Chronicle publlehe* the following elate
mem by It* Washington correspondent:
"The United Stale* government ha*
proposed to the Power* to Insist that
Prince Tuan be beheaded, that ihe Km
peror be Induced lo go lo Pekin lo form
a government of Progressive* under Ihe
support of Kuropean bayonet*, anil that
the Kmpreea Dowager be depoaed "
Kven ine Dally Chronicle admit* that It
And* considerable difficulty In believing
KtDR A FATAL HIST IKK.
Russians nml French Took Cnrh
Ollier for Hovers.
Rom*. Ort. s.—The Trthuna publishes a
dispatch frem Taku. date I Ocl. 4. which,
after c nflrmlng carllar raports of the
brtlllant behavior of th# Bersaglierl (the
Italltn fore# of 3<v>> in the Hhan Hal
Kwan forts, says that a mistake orcurrei
between the Russians and th© French,
who fired upon each other In th# b#ll#f
lhat th#y br#r# assailing the (lox#rs. an )
th.it several were killed and wounded on
I* oposn Im In son Hnelow'a \(r of
Ocl. I !lne Been Accepleila
Berlin, Oct k—The loUoning dif>atvh
from 8t Petersburg has been s#m4-ofTl
- Issued here:
"Th# Russian aovernment assents to the
prn|)ostlh in Count von Buelow's not© of
Ocl. 1. I M DeGlrrs (the Iturrlan min
ister at Pekin) has been Instructed In that
MOTE U KIX IIK( FI V KD.
(•erninn OfVlf*inl h%e VNierr* Were
Plen-ed Will. It.
Berlin. Oct. 21 —A high official of the
foreign office to-day asserted that the sec
ond German note had met with a warm
"Th© Chin##** cjuention," said he. "will
now make more rapid progresa toward
solution so for ns the powder* are con
< ertied. All. however, depends on th© at
titude of th© t'htnesc government."
Now that Germany has accepted the Chi
nese Intlativ© In the meting out of
ishment. the opinion !* expressed here that
this offers a prosjie-t of more effective
vengeanc#. Inasmuch as the Chines# know
th# guilty pan leu bettei than th© foreign
mlnl*t#r* could and will he Incline! to im
pos© more severe penalties than the Eu
ropean conscience would tolerate
Frcm Its correspondent at Hhangh.it the
Dokal Anxelgcr has received a dispatch
saying that Count ven Walderaee has
begun systematically to clear the country
I*©tween Tien Tsln nnd Pekin of Boxers
Dl Hung Chang, according to th# Mime
authority. Isft Tien Ts.n under Russian
escort, deeply depressed because Wal
dersee refused to receive h‘m
WAVE OF POHf If (I*l MIII.ItV
Clever Thieves Roh While Fnmlllea
Are ( lose ret Hand.
From (he Chicago Chronicle
"When you go out of your house for
the evfntng leave the *a* burning In some
of the ro m ©ay* Inspect -r "Jack" Shea
"When a house Is all dark IWore 9 or 10
o'clock It's too much of a hunch to porch
climbers that nobody Is at home *•
Of course the re |pe r>f the veteran thief
catcher I* not an !n'ali|l le preventive of
robbery, many a house has been ran
sacked while iti*- whole family was at din
ner downstairs, but It may help some ft
tnkes a b Id thief p prv open a window
anl ©lip Into a house whl< h h© thinks Is
U ranted, ind porch climbers are i>ot hold
They are cow irdi.v sneaks, a* a rul© It
taket a hold and desperate thief to hold
up a pedesirlan, ret knowing but he may
be a po Ice cflfcer heavily rme.| and readv
for trouble. But It d©e* require much
courage to climb tip on a he| under rover
of darkness, softly mis© a window and
slip into a room The "porch climber." as
he has come to le known. doe not tak#
many chances, when everything 1* con
sidered lie always leave© an avenu# of
escape op#n behind him and flees at the
slightest alarm If Is only on exceptional
occasions that he ge's irto when
he chances to encounter someone brava
rrough to kop his nerve and attack the
If any man want* io know how easy It
I to r h . house under s m© clrcum tan- p*
let him try It In hls own house or flat som<-
night. The exi*ritmnt Is not attended
with danger and may lead to better pro
tectlon fr* m In'ruder*. In ©core* and hun
dreds of houses th outer door* ar© left
unloeked-pe h >p f< T lumeoiie Who is ex
pected home who doe* not carry a key;
l>rrhap* by some carelec© person who falls
to turn th© key after entering I*©t the
man of the house. Instead of stamping aw
the front steps as usual, approach the
iioor softly and open it \*t\ gently. lll
fimlly may Ik- In the iitnlng-ro>m or
library, the hired girl In the kitchen. No
one has heard the door open, at*! there
fore no one suspect* hi- presanea. Let
him steal softly up ihe stairs and if. as
Is usually tha case, no one is a hove stairs
In the chambers early In the evening the
rooms and their contents a*e at hi* mercy.
He can gather up watches, rings or what
ever else is utwill and handy, and. thrust
ing them Into hi* pockets, slip down stairs
again as sMtly as before. Perhaps some
• ne la playing the piano In the parlor.
That muffle* any slight noise he may
make—even a loud conversation will do
that— acid re will probably find he can
make his exit a- ©sily as he cam© Ir.
After that he will not wonder how "porch
c'lmbt r*" so easily escap* detection, either
from the out-lde or from those In a house.
Of corns' rhe title conferred upon this
class of thieves by the poilca reporters is
u good deal of misnomer, since they do
not always climb porch pillar* to reach
se- ond-story window* Rut It Is used to
distinguish them from the burglars who
pry open hack doors or slip window fasten
ings in th© dead of the night and pursue
their calling* by th© light of a hull s-eya
lantern Th© porch climber must have
thing easier of a©e#s* before he will taka
a rhino© lie does r.oi like to sneak
through l ack yardt and use a "Jlmmv" on
a door or window un ess he |* forced to do
so. Hls spe. laity Is robbing bouses In the
• ir|y evening hours #hen the family Is
either at dinner or absent tr<m th# house
The preside# of half a rbvxen people In a
houoe doe* n>t bother the porch climber
partb ularh . Of oouts# If he finds a hous#
closed and dark with no one "at home" h#
plays In big luck, for then he is almost
rirtain not to h disturbed unless soma
inquisitive neighbor should spy him an4|
give the alarm
Th© style of 4'ottages known g©n©rally
a* "Queen Ann©." which # so popular In
fashlon-tble res'd©nr© neighborhoisi*. of
fers exceptional opportunities for th©
porch climbers Nearly all of them are
built with mile v'r.ifiJa*. ihe toofs of
whl h are directly below the second -story
windows The ornamental work on lh©
pillars or supi orts gives an active young
fellow a good foothold to climb tip to the
rcof and th# shadows of lh# tree© which
penally line ihe streets shelter him from
observation A eonf©d*rate usually takes
a stand In some dark corner from which
he ©an give ihe climber the alarm If any
unforeseen Interruption occur*. One# on
th© roof the rest Is easy. The thief can
cautiously peer into th© room and dis
cover If It Is vacant. The windows ara
usually fastened, but even If they or© sup
lo*©dly sreur** fh©re nr# many ways of
opening wind w' eatgh©* from the outstd#
If a map nas ihtn-oiaoe ca egnir© ;© n ‘iy
raising the *a*h h* stp© inside and five
minutes later his travirsed th# rooms,
gn hered everything of value, tossed the
clothing or other large articles to hls
"pal" on th© ground and mad© hl eac|e
If he hears a footstep approaching In th#
h.u © I e i a* hut to hurry to the oj #n win
d*w and climb out I sually he la safe
from interruption If the family Is at din
ner. for It I* seldtm anyone goes upstairs
during that imporant hour
The closed and darkened house, howevar.
Is ili© most enticing to the porch climber.
Hornetimes a house |s wretched for a night
or two that the else of th# family, thw
number of men and their usual move
ments may b© learned Perhaps th© watch
ful picket Bees the f.imtly krevli gin body
to attend the Iheater. A few minutea later
th# hired grl Is sure to Slip out to make
a * a I or go to a dance, rend then the coast
la clear fi#r two cr thre# hours at leaat.
Of course, there ! alwuya a hatwe of in
terruption A neighbor may notice moving
figure* around the house or a policeman
stroll by If n© do©* not |t Is not his fault.
A patroimren with a beat a mile or so in
length cannot be everywhere at one© and
it la. of course, th# m#r©#t chance that he
ebouid hnpi'en o puss a house in which a
burglary #s- going forward Even then.
|f tne thieves were quiet nhoui thtlr work,
the chances .ne decidedly against their he-
Ing discovered. There is nothing in a closed
and daraened house to attract an officer's
attentmfl ,ind he might pass by serenely
uni<oi*clous that hls movements were le-
Ing wach©d from i#hlnd th© shade* by a
pair of burglar* Porch climbing is com
A south •‘ld© man resUilng In s Mg apart
ment kous© has m scheme which go©* In
*l e tor Ph©a's advice oite better He has
been robbed two or three times In the past
y*ats and finally grew tired of It and set
about devising som© mean* of warding
off th© robber* which would not necessi
tate tximeone remaining in the flat every
# ven'ng Not only does h© leave th© gas
lighted, but Ip* has purchased a iiono
grnpb which taiks in a 1 >ud and resonant
tone for a tlm© and then throws out a
few (©marks In a d©p©r voire. a compart
t#l b . much lo tighter The "record * Is
that of a omv rsatlon between two men
ar.d was mad© to ord r Th© IDtener out
sida the of the flat would swear two
U.gra burly m©n wer# in the mom. and.
aa tlte ccnvereation Is a long one relative
to the ©as© with which one of ta© men
threw two other men downstair* a few
nights b'fot©. I* Is calruiatod to mak© a
burglar pause tnd reflect. A m*ga.honi*
horn Is sttached to the machine, which
Increases the volume of the voices, and
when th# owner of the device wishes to
take hls w|f> to the thea.er he sats the
"repeat" switch, which will reproduce the
convemretion as long as th© battery lasts
turns on the machine and goes blithely
away He has not been robbed tine© he
iisStalted the device.
—Mrs Edith Wharion. the novelist,
writes tn the morning of six days a week
anil produce* only about MO word* gi a
RE HUE OF DIIIEmO*.
flood Shot* With fb# tan and Pistol
W If bout Righting.
Frem the New Orleans Times. Democrat.
"Yes, I've heard a good many storied
about 'hip shooting.* ** said a veteran
hunter of thla city, "but I n#ver saw hug
one nrvnn who professed to be ah|# to do
the trick ll© was a physician named
Webster, who cams from some where near
Charleston. 8 C. I hunted with him
twice, at Asheville, and on each occasion
he gave remarkable exhibitions of
hls skill, lie used an old-fashioned Par
ker breech-loader. )2-hre. and when ho
shot fmm the hip he grasped the stock
Just behind th© Immmer with hls right
hand, and held th* barrel firmly in his
left som# eight or nine inch#* below tha
rausxh The flat of the stock was pi©g£g
.•gainst hls right side at the top of th#
hip bon© and a little to tha front, so ha
did not face th# object he shot at, but
had It quartering on hi* loft I am aura
shout these details becauo© I wretchol him
"The first thing I saw him knock over
w.is re rabbit, which was loping across a
plowed field He steadied the gun for on
Instant, with a gesture that remind'd ma
somehow of a man holding a Mills id ©uo.
and then biased a*ty. The rabbit drop
ped Afterward I saw him shoot a lark
on th© wing and two other bird* silting.
He afterward missed a couple of wing
shot*, but I saw enough ty ©onvtn-e ma
thai ther© was no accident about hls first
work. Me didn't |r©t©n4l to shoot as well
from th© hip as frorfl the shoulder, and ad
mitted frankly that h# couldn't bring
down dlflb ult game, such, for Inalanco.
as anl|©. 'I ran hit at amt three out of
five,’ he aakl, ‘when I pick my own con
ditions,' and I believe ha could do even
"When I asked him how he did H ha
laughed 'There Is no mystery' about hip
•hooting.' he said, ‘and it t# a great mya
taka to suppose it ne©aary to look over
the sights in order to hit things. How
doe* an archer bi mg down flying birds?
ll© doesn't look along th© arrow; ha
shoots by sens© of direction, and I do tha
same thing with a gun. It Isn't every
body who pose©**©* this sense of direc
tion.' he added, 'bur those who ha vs It—
perhaps on© out of three—can learn hip
shooting without difficulty.'
"I believe th©r© Is a good deal In tha
•*©ne-of-dlre. tlon' theory," said another
sportsman In the group. "I lived In tha
West five or six years, and I know for
<i certainty that nearly all of the best off
hand pistol shots among the cowboys
fired without aiming- 1 mean without
sighting In the usual manner along the
barrel They woud look St the target In
stead of th© weapon, and would generally
give their pistol a slight forward thrust
before pulling the trigger It was don#
on lh# inatant. ami those who were clever
at It could be fairly confident of hitting
a mark th# sloe of a man's hat at. say.
fifty piiSt. None of them claimed to be
able to shoot as accurately that way as
h# could by sighting, but It was a pratty
trick, all the tame, and very valuable lo
a sudden melee.
"One of the best offh.ind shots 1 ever
knew was a cow puncher named Bill
Italney. He attributed hls skill to the
lUMi of laying hls index Anger along the
barrel of hi# wix-shootar. 'I don't p’lnt
the gun.' he said; 'I Just p'tnt my finger
and th©r l#i her go Gallagher!’ Thee©
we* probably more in that practice than
Bill himself suspected. We are accustom
ed from Infancy to pointing at things we
desire to Indicate, and no doubt uncon
sciously cultivate tha very oenae of dlroc
tion of whl h you w©r© .*j*- n king a few
moments ago. I have oven Rainey knock
over an oyter can five time* out of tlx
at a distance of over fifty feet, without
doing a particle of sighting, and firing al
most as quickly as ha could pull the trig
ger. On# of hi# p©t tricks was to whaeJ
and Hr©, and th# accuracy with which he
could pMnt a bullet while hla body wit
still turning was marvelous. One thing 1
noticed tn particular In regard to shoot
ing without tiklng aim along the barrel
was that It must be don© vary quickly
or the bullet Is aimoat certain to fly wld©
of Its mark If there is any hesitation
or attempt to calculate th# direction U Is
safe lo wager on a miss The cowboy# whe
were most expert at this style • em©<l tc
find their target by a sort of Instinct, an.!
pulled the trigger tha moment the arm
was fully extended. Aside from Bill Rain
ey and his Index finger theory. I never en
countered anybody who was able to throw
any light on the performance When
questioned, th# cow punchers would look
bewildered and say there was a 'kind oi
knack about It,* and beyond that wart
evidently at tea themselves-**