Mason City Globe Gazette, November 20, 1902

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 20, 1902, Mason City, Iowa PART ONE PAGES Ito 8 THE BY WIRE DAILY OFFICIAL PAPBB THE TKLKGRAPHC AND tOCAI VOL IX MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20 1902 NO 44 Of Mitchells CrossExamination and ITestimony in the Strike Inquiry HIS FINAL EEPLt TO MAOVEAGH Denial Summarized Indictmeat Some Interesting Passages of the Testimony and a Sharp Ex change with Law yer Ross Scranton Nov Mitcliell for the fourth successive day occupied the witness stand during thetwo sessions of the strike commis sion yesterday and was crossexam ined by three attorneys for as many coal companies MacYeagh who be gan his crossexamination of Mitchell on Saturday concluded a m The attorney centered most of his energies in trying to break down the miners reasons for asking for a yearly agreement with the companies on hours of labor wages and other con ditions which if made would be rec ognition of the MaeVeaghs principal aim throughout his question ing of Mitchell was to show that the mine workers unionbecause of al leged acts of intimidation violence and the use of the boycott by its mem bers proved itself unfit to be a party to acontract Question of Mitchells Influence Mitchell would not admit nor even assume for the sake of illustrating points a reign of terror existing in the fields during the last six months In the early palt of his cross examination yesterday MacVeagh said to Mitchell What I am trying iv show is that there is a growing spirit of violence aiid disregard of law in your organization and that your influ ence over them ia insufficient to keefi them lawabiding and peaceable as you desire them to Mitchells reply was The fear that my influence is not sufficient to deter men from the commission of crime is a coiitradic tion of the claims often made about In an argument as to the right of one man to prevent another man working Mitchellwould only say that he did not approveunlawful acts Agreed to with Qualifications MacVeagh tried to get Mitchell to say that itwas the inalienable right of every man to sell his labor to whom aWl for what lie desired There are said the miners pres Ulont If a man who sells his labor for a day reduces sum the wages of othermen who had been getting a day I Siiy that man has no moral right to sell his labor in such a way Wo all have certain obligations to cnu fellow rueu which we must Mitcliell and Archbishop Ireland MacYeagh read a statement from a newspaper declaring the right of every man to strike or work as it pleased the individual That statement is in contradiction of every principal of the American government It is anarchy pxire and replied Mitchell When fold that the statement was made by ArchbishopIreland Mitchell the archbishop did not intend the words used in the sense intended by MacVeagh KESPECT FOB COURTS OF 1AW Some Why Mitchell Reseuts the Dictums of Judges Referring to the vigorous criticism indulged in 1y union men relative to the judgments of courts when they were adverse to the ideas of organized labor MacVeagh asked Dont you think that you labor leaders should do all in yourpower to counteract this growing sentiment Dont you consid er this increasing disrespect for the courts the first step toward anarchy When in legal opinions as those given by Judges Jackson and McDoud men who have given lives to the causeof labor are called vam pires that we live on the hearts blood of workinguien that we are loafers that we have no lofty purposes we feel that we have a right to resent The question of anarchy coming up Mitchell said there was no anarchy in the ranks of union labor it would be among nonunion men Then in one long question MacVeagh summed his examinirtlon in which he asked Mitchell if the union was not responsi ble for a growing disrespect of the law in that it did prevent its members from joining the militia encourage the nn tnanly and unAmerican boycott limit the number of apprentices and did not seek to stop violence Mitchell all of the presumptions contained in MatfYeaghs questions wore false and thm ended kacVeaghs crossex amination Francis I Gowiyj attorney for the hijjh VnlJft took the Itness Hs Into the question at to the opeivtors is most important St to the recognition of the union of coal Mitchell said 5believed that the miner should be paid for all coal cut at the rate of 240 pounds for a ton and not by the cur as at present by which the op erators secure from to of coal for a ton He held that all coal mined should be weighed and that representatives of the opera tors and the miners should decide on the weight to be deducted for impuri ties Commissioner Watkins asked Mitch ell if he believed that the weighing vules should be uniform for the entire district He replied that they could at least bo uniform for each mine Wat kins expressed doubt as to the sound ness of Mitchells ideas COMMISSIONERS ASK QUESTIONS Bishop SpaMmg Brings Out a Ftfet as to Stoppage of Coal Supply During the examination the commis sioners asked questions quite frequent ly Bishop Spaldfng asked a question that enabled Mitchell to say that op erators could form a coalition and stop the mining of coal throughout the Unit ed could do the saine as we said he and especially now when the coal fields of the coun try are passing into of a few Commissioner Wright asked Do youconsider it justifiable for the em ployers in a certain order to resist the demands of the labor men to paralyze that industry or any group of industries re plied do not think it Would the same answer be made if should substitute unions instead of I think in either answered Mitchell some other of adjustment than the paralyzation of the industry should be In reply to a requestto define what he meant by recognition of theun Mitchell said It means that employers shall make agreements reg ulating hours of wages with the union and that the union as such would be held responsible for a rigid compliance with these agree THE HATE A 1ITTLE SPAT Mitcliell Resents an dieting Information During his examination Ross asked Doany of these epithets and slurs you have made regarding the horrible condition of the miners apply to our company Will you tell me particularly what shirs yonreter to Mitchell asked and with some spirit repeated his query saying I would like you to refer specifically to what you mean by slurs I do not recall having used language of that You have spoken of the existence of for one Koss said and you referred to the excessive system of Do they exist in our mines That is my was the reply In reply io another question Mitchell declared that the rule of the local un ions not to prepare coal when the breakers were idle did not have for its object the restriction ofthe output JI dont know whether your company wanted more coal than the miners pro duced or We hare wanted for several years all the coal we could get We have never been able really to supply our or That Mitchell an swered is much different from what I usually got from the men you rep resent because they said their sales were limitedentirely by the competi tion of bituminous We are not discussing the competition at pres During this era of prosperity we worked all the min ers we could to I said Mitchell further an swering the question that that in formation is contrary to the statements made by the presidents of your compa VETERAHS U V U Encampment Bounces Two Mem beis WJvo Are Said to Have Been UiiAvilling MiddletowjyN Xov the encampment of the tnion Vet erans Union department of Xew York and New Jersey in session here Col onol George I Oaks of Sherman regi melit Xo 2 of Rochester X was expelled from the order for treason able and revolutionary acts and con duct unbecoming an officer and com rade of the 01 dor Frank B Hntcliiuson of Rocbesfer was also expelled for conduct at AVash ington unbecoming an officer in en deavoring to assume the office of sec ond deputy ionunanderiiwhiof after the had rofused to accept the report of the executive committee SERVANTS IN JAPAN Presidents Bear Hunt Has Been Good Exercise but His Game Is Still Running BEUIN KEEPS WELL OUT OF BAHGE Distinguished Trailer tajs It to Ijuck and the Woods Roosevelts bear hunt in Mississippi is ended ajid he has not had eveiifa shot at abear The last day of the chase was simply a repetition of thevthree preceding days so far as his luck was Try as they could not get a bear of the The dOgssgot a fresh trail early yesterday morning and the president and Holt Collier fol lowed if half a dozen miles to tlie Big Sunflower Hveri the bear crossed a mile below the ford they went to and believing that he was making for the canlbrake ontheother side they en deavored it off When they got into the brake however they yere disgusted to find that the bear had doubled on his track and crossed the river Deer Hitnters Get Game then 1p m and as arrange ments hadbeen made to camp at the president was reluctantly compelled to abandon of the elusive quarry While the pres ident was outafter bear Major Helm Dr LungandSecretary Cortelyou had a more successfuldeerdrive oilthis sideof the Great Sunflower river Tliey jumped up and a doe Major Helmkilled the latter from Although the president has to kill a bearon this expedition he has enjoyed h3S outing and speaks in high praise of that has been accorded him Hephilosophically at tributed his ill fortune to the tradi tional hunters luck and says the next time he goes after bear he will ar range to stay long enough for the luck to change Rapid Rule Out of Uie Woods The deerkilledyesterday bear killed Monday will be taken to Washington on the special train Old the dog in the pack whose last hunt was ahead of the president of United States was badly used nn The presiden and the members of the party rode into Smedes The president is a hard rider aiid the pace was rapid in spite of the bad trails The distance which is ful ly twelve miles was covered in loss than an hour Upon the presidents arrival here lie found fully 000 peo ple practically all the negroes from the surrounding plantations assembled to greet him He thanked them for their demonstrations but made no re marks They waited around his ear on the sidinguntil dark hoping he would make a speech Farewell Dinner at Smedes Fish last night gave a dinner in his private car to the president and mem bers of his party At p m the special train started for Memphis hav ing added the record of a presidential bear hunt to the fame of Smedes which first became known to the out side world through the story that here the experiment ofteaching monkeys to pick cotton was to be tried A LAND WHERE DOMESTIC SERVICE IS CONSIDERED AN HONOR TIME WAS TOO LONG FOB HE3 Woman Gets Into Trouble for Kemarrying IJcfore the Time Fixed ly the Judge Kushville Nov case of Mrs Thomas Draper of Darling ton charged with contempt of court came up for irial in the circuit court here Monday Last February she was divorced from William Foxworthy and court onrered an order prohibiting IUT from marrying within two years The time seemed to be too long for her and two months later she married who is fifty years her senior Prosecutor Arbuckle filed informa tion against her in September alleg ing contempt of court and she gave bond Monday her attorney liidge Holt of Shelbyville moved to quash the Monday was the first dfiy of the iew term of court and steps were taken1 toward the second trial of Kolle Cliugman charged with the murder of his fatherinlaw Stew art Miller for Brussels Nov chamber of deputies has voted an address of con gratulation to Kinjr Leopold on his es cape from assassination at the hniuta of Uubmo The Socialists refrained from voting and expressed the hope that theRelsiiui will send British foreign office for the west of Kiiir Hardie member of parliament on suspicion of being in the conspiracy to take the life of the king Eftnct of Touching a livp Wire Franklin Nov 10 Elmer Smith was a passenger on nn inter urban car from Indianapolis a week when he left the car at the Greenwood power house he toneheel a live wire which was dangling from a polo The shock paralysed his right firm and tonatie and made him flenf The alliictions continued until last Fri day wlioiVhe began to recover the use of his arm ATow he can talk and hear ns The Boys Vlnit on Table 111 Hotels and How They Work Household Scrvuuts Tkut Arc lu liirtli to Their Masters They have some curious notions about servants in Japan Instead of its being considered a disgrace to go into domestic service in that country it is an honor writes Mr Douglas Sla den Jinrikisha boys and grooms may not have the honor of being servants at all but are tradesmen which is the lowest thing of all in Japan short of being an eta or member ol the class of outcasts Grooms are excluded as a betting gambling cheating lot the Japanese it impossible for a groom to be honest and the rickshaw boys as rough people without any man ners There are two classes of servants personal andkitchen Kitchen serv ants need have no knowledge of eti quette sometimes rough creatures fromthe country no better than rickshaw boys They are dull contented drudges but Cook San Mr Cook is a very different esti mation In asmall household he does the catering and keeps the accounts as well as superintends the ridiculous lit tle birds of charcoal cooks the meals in The personal servants show a hu mility to their employers which would aa Englishman with any sense of humor and their masters ai an etiquette air of command But from every one else these serv ants expect a considerable amount of politeness Hotel servants are male and female Hotels for Europeans generally have men housemaids as well as men wait ers and call them all To go to a Japanese hotel for the first time is like going to a farce It is impossible to keepserious In the din ing room you are surrounded by panto jnime in indigo cotton doublets and hose who run about shoeless and are called boys aiid look like boysimtil the day they dio Halfof them know no English escdyt the numbers Bach has a number to himself and each dish on tbe menu has a number even down to the pota No you are new to it Ill have and Ill take some 7 and 0 wit it He catches some numbers and brings thein but you would have a far bettor chance of getting what you want if you simply 1 9 You can hardly hear yourself speak for the scruff scruff across the floor You think it is lucky they dont wear boots At very grand hotels they wear blue serge suits like shins stewards and bad imitations of foreign shoes and they dout run and then they dont wait so well because it is not natural for a Japanese boy not to run A Japanese boy hns onr ity Though he cannot understand Eng lish before you have been in the house three days he will know your tastes and if you like the breast of a chicken bettor than the leg yon will get it and you will have your steak to look purplo or burned under vrhcii it is cut as you prefer If he saw you using a teaspoon after your wife he would vry likely bring 3011 a used teaspoon with your next mornings tea His motto is that there is no accounting for tbe madness of foreigners and the formsitwill take But your bedroom boy is a very dif ferent person He has intelligence and often a fair command of English There is nothing that a Japanese room boy cannot do 1 would trust him to mend my watch I have tried him on such varied problems as luring a frightened canary back to its cage fishing up a small coin that liad fallen through a crack in the floor and mend ing the lock of a portmanteau One of them even said that he could take in a felt uat which 1 gave him so large for him that his ears did not stop it The Japanese like their bats to rest upon their ears They can mend your clothes or put a button on and aro handier than sailors They expect you to show them all your purchases and always tell yon bow much more or uow much less you ought to have paid In the transient life of a hotel you see the fcireieal side of Japanese serv ants The pristine and sentimental side you only get in a private family where ihe servants like the pages of the mid dle ages may be equal iirbirth to their masters but willing to do setvice in his household because lie is a famous poet or man of science so as to gather the crumbs of education which fall from his One of the worst things that can hap pen a yoiinc man got the notion that he cant have tLgood time without wasting his Globe Friends Miss do you suppose the result would be if vce could hear what our friends say about us in our ab sence Miss think wed have a trifle more modesty and considerable fewer and Country THE FIRST WOMAN An Old Eastern Legend That Telia How She Was Created The last section Of a Finger of the Moon Reddened by the Setting Sun in the Sauscrit work called the Surging of the Ocean of Time contains a legend concerning womans creation which is commonly credited throughout India and which runs somewhat as follows At the beginning of time Twashtri the Vulcan of Hindoo mythology created the world But when he wished to create a woman he found he bad em ployed all bis materials in the creation of tnan There did not remain one solid element Then Twashtri per plexed fell into a profound meditation He roused himself to do as follows He took the lightnessof the leaf and the glance of the fawn the gayety of the suns rays and tears of the mist the inconstancy of the wind and the timidity of the hare the vanity of the peacock and the softness of the down on the throat the swallow the harshness of the diamond the sweet flavor of honey the cruelty of the tiger the warmth of fire the chill of snow the chatter of the jay and the coping of the turtle dove He melted all this and formed a woman Then he made a present of her to man Eight days later the man came to Twashtri and My lord the creature you gave me poisons my existence She chatters without rest she takes all my time she laments for nothing at all and is al ways And Twashtri received the woman again But eight days later the mancame again to the go3 and said My lord my life is very solitary since I returned this creature I re member she danced before my singing I recall how she glanced at me from the corner of her eye that she played with me clung to And Twashtri returned the woman to him Three days only passed and Twashtri saw the man coming to him again said be I do not under stand exactly bow but Im sure tiio woman causes me more annoyance thnn pleasure I beg of you relieve me of But Twashtri cried Cio your way and do your best And the man 1 cannot live with her Neither can you live without replied Twashtri And Oie liian went away murmur Woo is m1 I can neither live HIT lievs Strict Attention Why dont you look out at this bountiful scenery Oh I am traveling on business and not for Blatter Life at SchevenJngen A recent writer ou Hollands famous place saysfi At Scheveuiug eii if you wish to keep away from the grand suburb and eat among the old fashioned folk of the fishing village the people of that interesting dorp will give you a delicious breakfast the staple of which will be sweet rye bread fresh butter of the finest quality and incomparable herring If you want a real Dutch lunch it will consist of rye bread and cheese with a glass of rich milk The milk has some curious and picturesque associations In the early if you keep to the old will see the dogs which are universal beasts of burden in the Netherlands dragging the little milk carts The barrels are brightly painted and are mounted with shining brass And while the milk carts are going round the plump and swaddled in manifold skirts which give them the aspect of abnormal lati bustling about with the pall and mop and spuit which is one of the most cherished of Dutch domestic institutions It is a great brass squirt with which windows and shutters are energetically Snri That the is not con fined to playliouses was domonslratEd beyond all shadow of doubt to tbe teacher who ws drilling the pupils for the exercises in oneof the public schools The unresponsive bit of femininity over whom the amateur coach work ed rejoiced in the name of Sarah When Sarah began to talk all her vocal organs took joyful holiday and retired in favor of her nose In vain the teacher begged and implored Sarah stillclung to her monotone Then the teacher threatened she said if yon dont try to do better you will fail utterly and then how will you feel Oh theyll applaud me Miss returned Sarah easily My mother is to give my little broth er Andy 10 cents and if he clappin tbe minute 1 Sit down hes goin to bo strapped within an inch of his York Times A Dieaxnrp of Distance A northernsportsman went alligator hunting in Florida and as oiton Imp pens with the uninitiated be got lost It was near night and lie was at a loss what to do Presently be uiet a man riding a cow says the Indianapolis Journal Can you tell me bow far it is to Waal 1 reckon its about two the man answered The man seemed to take this as chal lenging his veracity for he looked qnestioningly at the palmettos and prickly pears beside the path then be gan to scratch his head Praps hit may be a smitch ije admitted but I low hit aint morn two wlionns nn a A Felt Want I have said the long haired theorist as lie was ushered into the presence of the railway magnate plans for a device that will warn the engineer when any one is crossing the Cant use replied the busy of ficial What we want is something that will warn the person who is cross ing the trad when the engineer hap pens along that The Conductors Baton According to the investigations of a Frenchman thecredit of inventing the conductors baton belongs to Luily the composer eventually had causeto regret his inVenfton Before he adopted the baton conductors were in the habit of pounding on the floor with their feet or clapping their hands to mark the time Lully found it wearisome to keep his foot constantly in motion and so used a stickto strike the floor and beat time He used a pole six feet long One day he brought down the pole with such force that it struck his foot and made a deep wound He paid no attention to the matter The wound grew worse and ultimately caused his death After his time conductors tried more and more to improve tne baton and it was ultimately brought to its present The Triclcy Fox A gentleman while hunting near a river one winter day saw a fox run out on the ice aud make at full speed for an opening in the ice where the rushing water of the river could be plainly seen from the bank says the Scotsman At the he stopped turned followed bis tracks back to the bank and then ran sowedistance down the stream aud sat there SOOD a dog came crashing out of the woods bay ing finely hot on the foxs trail Now dogs when oil a chase of this kind trust almost entirely to their noses This one was no exception He ran along the ice head down and when he reached the bole he could not stop but plunged into the water and disap peared forever Then the fox trotted away with every sign of satisfaction Stupid Husband of a Soted Siiiser Catalauis husband a handsome Frenchman was even more unintellec tual than his was stupid Once having found the pitch of tbe piano too high she said after the re hearsal to nor husband The piano is too high Will you see that it is made lower before the concert When the evening came Catalan was annoyed to find that the piano bad not been altered Her husband sent for the carpenter who declared that he had sawed off two inches from each leg as he bad been ordered to do Surely it cant be too high now my dear said the stupid husband sooth ingly The Cnnse of His Grief The danger of explaining all ones troubles is illustrated by an incident from Chums A kind hearted old gen tleman had found a small boy crying and stopped to see what was tbe mat ter Why are you crying my little lad he asked Boohoo said the boy Billy Wells hit me father hit me because I let Billy hit me anBilly Wells hit me again because I told father au now father 11 hit me again because Billy Wells hit me the second Rut Soon to Be Miss that Mr Bonds I saw you walking with last evening Miss Miss Hes a landed free holder oi the county isnt be Miss Coy isnt quite landed Pressi Fitted For What makes you think he would be a great successin politics He cnn saymore things that sound well and mean nothing than any other man I ever Post A Sailors Fisli Test Sailors have a very simple and what Is said to be a very effective Way of determining the edible or nouedible qualities of any new varieties of fish they may happen to run across In the water in which the fish is boiled is placed a bright silver coin If the coin retains its natural color during the boil ing process the fish is good to eat but if it turns dark the food is rejected No Ciuise For Him to Complain See here remarked the guest to the new waiter There doesnt seem to beany soup on this menu Oh no replied the waiter nervously 1 didnt spill it at this table it was the one on the other side of the Commercial Tribune AnAlinoyins Jnxlnnation 1 dont suppose bo meant anything said the young woman but It was a very startling What do you mcau Just before Harold and I got mar rledVhis friends persuaded him to join a dont worry Washingtoa Star ;

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