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VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 22.
IN HELL'S HALF-ACRE
Sad Death of a Once Famous
The Downward Career of Mary
Reared in Luxury and Buried in the
Her Last Moments Spent in a Wretched
Kansas City Hovel — Other
Associated Press DisDatehes.i
Kansas City, May . 4. —Mary Stone, a
once beautiful and refined woman, died
in a shanty in "Hell's Half-acre" three
days ago, unattended except by a ne
gress, by whom she was buried. Dr.
Curtis found the woman lying upon a
bed made of rough boards, over which a
horse blanket was thrown, while old
gunny sacks, filled with hay, served as
pillows. The woman died of malaria
fever and pneumonia, caused by dissi
pation and want. She was formerly
Mrs. Mary Livingstone, and was born in
Peekskill." N. V., in 1854. Her
father was Samuel Dobson, cousin
of the Dobsons, of Philadelphia,
the great carpet manufacturers. Siie
was reared in luxury, and while a girl
was sent to the Wesleyan university in
Connecticut. In 1871? she married Will
iam H. Livingstone, a young broker and
member of one of the oldest and most re
spected Knickerbocker families. She
lived with her husband three years,
when he secured a divorce,it is stated,for
Mrs. Livingstone's intimacy with Eng
lish officers and members of the
nobility in Paris and Brussels.
After the European scandal her
parents disowned her, and with
money furnished by Livingstone, she
lived a gay life in New York, Baltimore
and Washington. Here she married Dr.
Fletcher, who had been connected with
the regular army. Fletcher went to
Florida with his wife,where he died. He
left her a large sum of money and con
siderable property. Mrs. Fletcher went
to Chicago, where she lived notoriously
several years. She then went to
Washington and was an effective
lobbyist, being connected with the
Degolyer pavement bill. She next ran
off with a wholesale clothing merchant,
going to San Francisco, where she was
deserted and left to shift for herself.
She then took the name of Stone. In
California she became addicted to drink,
and dropped still lower in the social
scale. Her dying words were a request
that her people might not know her
degradation. This was the story told by
the negress the day after her death.
She was buried in a pauper's grave.
Senator lSeek'n Death Disarranges the
Washington, May 4. —A number of
matters of general importance have been
assigned for consideration in the Senate
this week. Bills for the admission of
Idaho and Wyoming are unfinished busi
ness till Wednesday, when the Jones
Silver bill will be the special order. If
action on this is demanded, the admis
sion hills will likely go over. Two things
may prevent consideration of the Silver
bill —the caucus to be held be fore
Wednesday, or the reporting of Army
and Pension bills —so the silver question
may go over.
The Worsted Cloths bill is also likely
to come up, and the death of Senator
Beck will disarrange the programme by
causing an adjournment tomorrow.
His death will also disarrange proceed
ings in the House, as the adjourn
ment of that body is expected on
the receipt of official notice from
the Senate. This will retard
the River and Harbor bill, the manag
ers of which expected to push it through
tomorrow under a suspension of the
rules. The Tariff bill, according to pro
gramme, will be taken up Tuesday.
General debate will begin at once, and
is expected to consume at least one week,
after which the bill will •be discussed
by sections and subjected to amend
ment in detail.
The Kentucky delegation have as
sumed charge of the remains of Senator
Beck, and will tomorrow morning finally
arrange all the details of the funeral.
Senator Blackburn will ask the Senate
to adjourn over until Wednesday, the
funeral to take place in the Senate
A Brisk Snow Storm in Wisconsin and
St. Paul, May 4. —Snow fell here
today to the depth of an inch or more,
but it soon melted. Reports tonight in
dicate that the snow storm was very
general throughout the Northwest.
From La Crosse, Wisconsin, to James
town, North Dakota, the storm ex
tended, and reached to the lake on the
north. This snow fall is generally re
garded as favorable to big crops, late
snows in former years having been inva
riably followed by big yields.
Outraged and Murdered.
Denver, Colo., May 4.—Mrs. Butter
field, a widow, residing on South
Eleventh street, was found lying on the
floor of her room this morning, dead.
Her clothes were torn off, her body was
bruised and there were indications that
a desperate struggle had taken place.
The physicians say the woman was out
raged and then murdered. There is no
clue to the perpetrator.
D. O. Mills On the Coast.
San Francisco, March 4.—D. O. Mills,
the well-known banker and capitalist of
New York, arrived in this city yesterday
on his annual visit west of the Rockies.
Mr. Mdls is a large owner of lands and
stocks in Nevada and California, and
the object of his present visit is to look
after his interests.
Valuable Art Collection Lost.
Newark, N. J., May 4.—The new resi
dence of George W. Bramhill, of South
Orange, was discovered to be on fire this
morning. The fire caused a loss of $5,000
on the house. The great loss, however,
was in etchings, of which Bramhill had
one of the finest collections in the coun
try. The loss on pictures is $20,000.
Heady to Meet Demands.
Nokkistown, Pa., May 4.—The Mont
gomery National Bank is now said to be
ready to meet all demands. A commit
tee is examining the affairs of the Mont
gomery Insurance Trust and Safe Com
pany, but its condition will not be known
until the examination is completed. The
discrepancy is variously estimated at
from $25,000 to $100,000.
Swept by Fire.
< rILBOA, N. V., May 4. —Fire this morn
ing started in the business portion of
town, and quickly spread, there being
no means of extinguishing it. The en
tire business portion was destroyed,
twenty-two buildings in all. The loss
is estimated at $150,000 to $175,000, with
Last Week's Exrhangcs.
Boston, May 4.—The total gross ex
changes for last week, as shown by dis
patches from the leading clearinghouses
of the United States and Canada, were
$1,382,308,273, an increase of 0.11 per
cent as compared with the correspond
ing week last year.
Railway Passengers Shot.
Louisville, Ky., May 4. —On a passen
ger train at Clay City, Ky., Burt Akers,
a drunken section boss, yesterday fired
a shot at Jerry McMullen. McMullen
and wife were wounded seriously, and
Miss Lowry, a passenger on the train,
Chicago, May 4. —California is the
first State to apply for space for her ex
hibits at the World's Fair. A letter was
received from the California State Board
of Trade Saturday, asking for conditions
and the amount of space to be granted
DRIVING HER CRAZY.
MRS. MARTIN, NEE VICTORIA WOOD
Persistent Persecution Driving Her Mad.
Inspector Byrnes Denies That He
Tendered Her an Apology.
NEW York, May 4. —Inspector Byrnes
this afternoon made a statement in
which he denied the assertion in the
morning papers to the effect that he
apologized to Mrs. Victoria Woodhull-
Martin, Saturday, for the publication of
an article about her. He says he re
fused to apologize. "I will be responsible
for statements published over my name,
and am willing to meet them in court,"
said he. "I stand to what I wrote and
refuse to apologize. I told them I was
the author o f the article complained
The story published by the morning
papers was that .T. Biddulph Martin and
wife (formerly Victoria Woodhull) had
a long interview with Inspector Byrnes
yesterday. In the interview yesterday
evening Mr. Martin said she called to
see about a sensational article which
appeared in a Brooklyn paper last No
vember over Inspector Byrnes's signa
ture, containing alleged facts and remin
iscences about certain notorious adven
turesses, with one of whom was coupled
the name of Victoria Woodhull and the
other, Tempy Clafthn. "This article,"
said Mrs. Martin, "was sent broadcast
throughout England, mailed to almost
every friend of my husband and used in
such a way as to indicate the basest
attempt on the part of some one who
will yet be exposed."
Mrs. Martin said Inspector ' Byrnes
said he did not write the article, did not
authorize its publication, and knew
nothing about it until it appeared in
print. He admitted that it was written
in his house, but claimed that a news
paper man came to him for the facts,
and he invited a friend, conversant with
the facts to furnish them.
Mr. Martin's version of the story
made it appear that Byrnes had not al
together repudiated the story, but de
clared, on the contrary, that he had
some evidence as to the past career of
Victoria and her sister. But he had no
evidence to show that she was the Vic
toria Woodhull the people used to talk
"Yes," interrupted Mrs. Martin, "and
that's where much trouble has come
from. There were any number of peo
ple who traveled under the names of
Victoria Woodhull and Tenny Claffiin,
and we were made scapegoats for all
Mrs. Martin, nee Victoria Woodhull,
was seen tonight in reference to In
spector Byrnes's statement. She was
furious with anger, and she could not
understand the Inspector's action. She
said persistent persecution was gradu
ally driving her crazy.
CRONIN'S TOMB SEALED.
Formal Interment of the Murdered
CHICAGO, May 4. —The formal inter
ment ceremonies over the remains of Dr.
Cronin were held at Calvary cemetery
today. The assemblage gathered closely
about the grave as the few brief words
of the service were spoken by Father
Muldoon and Father Toomey. After the
religious services those present passed in
double file to view the casket as it rested
above the stone receptacle prepared for
its final resting place. When all had
gazed at the coffin, the heavy stone was
put in place, closing the tomb, which
was then sealed.
WILL RACK COR RETT.
Phil Dwyer Willing to Ret His Sesterces
on the California Wonder.
New York, May 4. —Phil Dwyer, the
well-known sporting man, has expressed
his willingness to back Jim Corbett, of
San Francisco, to fight any of the heavy
pugilists, including John L. Sullivan,
for any amount up to $50,000. Dwyer
says he is willing to back Sullivan
against Kilrain, but thinks Corbett can
Detained for Embezzlement.
San Francisco, May 4.—Dr. Oscar H.
Lendinghauser, a well-known citizen of
Alameda, has been detained at the city
prison Bince last Tuesday, on the charge
of embezzlement of funds of the New
Zealand Insurance Company, by which
concern he was employed as solicitor
MONDAY MORNING, MAY 5, 1890.
WEST COAST NEWS.
The Charleston's Last Day of
The Big Cruiser Visited by
Swimmer Whistler's Narrow PSscape,
Three Fishers Drowned in the Bay—Dem
ocratic Primaries—A Twenty-Seven-
Round Prize Fight, Etc.
Associated Press Dispatches. I
San Francisco, May 4.—lt is esti
mated that at least 5,000 visitors boarded
the cruiser Charleston this afternoon,
when seven steamers were required to
accommodate all who wished to take ad
vantage of the last opportunity to visit,
the flag ship before she departs for Val
paraiso, next Wednesday. The number
who visited the vessel during the eight
days she was open for inspection will
probably foot up over 45,000. Captain
Leale, of the steamer Caroline, engaged
in carrying passengers to the man-of
war, as an additional attraction, engaged
George Whistler, the swimmer, to give
aquatic exhibitions during each trip.
On the first trip Whistler, in his Boyn
ton rubber suit, sprang into the water
from the vessel, blew up a raft
with a torpedo, and otherwise
disported himself in the waves
for the benefit of the interested specta
tors. The Caroline soon reached the
Charleston and Whistler was lost to
sight. When the Caroline returned to
dock, Captain Leale thought that Whist
ler had swam in, and would meet him,
but he did not appear for three hours
later. When he jumped from the ves
sel a small hole was torn in his inflated
rubber suit, which gradually caused
it to fill with water, the weight
of which began dragging him
down. Retaining his presence
of wind, Whistler inflated two rubber
bags which he carried as a precaution.
Then he shouted and signaled to passing
vessels, but none understanding the sig
nals, no assistance was rendered him till
he had drifted with the tide opposite
Harbor View, and was rapidly being
carried out to sea, when the schooner
Euphemia picked him up.
The Stanislaus Democrats Nominate a
Modksto, Gal;, March 4. —l ull returns
from the Democratic county primary
election held yesterday, nominate the
following officers by majorities ranging
from fifty to 400: Assembly
man, C. A. Stonesides, no opposition;
Superior Judge, W. D. Minor, present
incumbent; Sheriff, R. D. Purvis, pres
ent incumbent; (Jlerk, J. A. Lewis; Dis
trict Attorney, L. M.Fulkerth ; Recor
der, Sorengen, present incumbent, no
opposition; Treasurer, C. P. Ostrum,
incumbent; Assessor, J. M. Tulloch, in
cumbent ; School Superintendent, Dr.
W. B. Howard, incumbent; Surveyor,
F. S. Lane, no opposition; Coroner, J.
Phelps, no opposition; Supervisor,
fourth district, G. W. Tombs, incum
bent ; Supervisor, third district, T. J.
Carmichael. Fifteen hundred votes
A New Telegraph Line Going to Yic-
VicroniA, B. C, May 4. — Lyman
Dwight, of the Great Northwestern tele
graph, Winnipeg, and Frank Jaynes, of
the Western Union lines, are here
sounding the public pulse regarding the
construction of an extra line into Vic
toria. The proposition meets the ap- 1
proval of merchants, shippers and lead
ing citizens. The scheme is for the
Western Union to build a line from
Seattle to Blame, on the boundary, and
the Great Northwestern Company will
take it up there and carry it to New
Westminster and Vancouver, whence a
cable will be laid to Nanaimo, and the
wire strung from there to this place. It
is likely that a line will be built from
here to Port Angels. Both men are
going to the places named to ascertain
the feeling ot the population on the ques
tion. If favorable, the line will be com
menced at once and the cable will be
finished by fall.
Fell Knocked Out.
Virginia, Nev., May 4.—Jim Fell and
William Keogh fought two hours,
twenty-seven rounds, last night, for a
purse of $500. There was hard righting
from the beginning, but no perceptible
advantage on either side until the
twenty-sixth round. The gloves were
too soft for the men to hurt each other
much. In the twenty-sixth round Fell,
in a retreat, got a hard upper cut from
Keogh, and fell with his neck on the
rope, and then struck his head on the
floor, apparently dazed. In the twenty
seventh round Fell was weak but made
a desperate effort, receiving severe pun
ishment. Finally, in close fighting, he
was knocked over and under the ropes,
and failed to come to time.
San Francisco, May 4.—This morning
six men living at North beach, this city,
went out on a fishing expedition in a
small smack. While sailing through
Raccoon strait the boat was capsized.
Martin Ryan, Con Downes and Will Cos
grove were drowned. The other three
clung to the boat and were picked up by
Italian fishermen, after drifting five
miles, and brought to the city. Cos
grove was a boy of seventeen. Ryan
was a fruit peddler, and Downes a
Cashier Hedges Head.
San Francisco, Mav4.—C. H. Hedges,
cashier in the United States mint, died
at his residence at Claremont this morn
ing. He was 07 years of age, and con
nected by marriage with ex-Judge
McKinstry, of the Supreme Court.
Murdered His Hencfao <>i
Winamac. Ind., May 4. —James Mc-
Manti:i, better known "as Uncle e_iuuny
Boyles, a wealthy farmer, was found
murdered Saturday. Not long ago John
Dow, a German tenant living on one of
Boyles's farms, had some trouble with
him, as a result of which he determined
to kill Boyles. He sought out a Michael
Conner, aged 16, who had been brought
up by Boyles, and after some coaxing
persuaded him to kill his benefactor.
Yesterday the old man was ambushed
by Conner, and his head shot almost
off. Dow and Conner have been ar
San Francisco, May 4.—The Sheffield
handicap of the California Foot-racing
Association was held today at Central
park. The distance was 135 yards,
handicap allowance, for which seventeen
entries were made, the four winners of
the preceding heats entering the final
contest. The final heat, for which C. A.
Clinton, T. Kendall, I. J. Riley and W,
A. Kendricks were entered, was won by
Kendall in 13 2-5 seconds.
Escaped in Their Night Clothes.
San Francisco, May 4. —The Chron
kk'g Santa Cruz special says the resi
dence of Robert Majors, eight miles
from this city, burned at midnight last
night. Majors, his wife and seven chil
dren barely escaped in their night
clothes; two boys were nearly smoth
ered. Loss, $1,202; no insurance. The
fire is believed to have been incendiary.
Held to Answer.
Napa, Cal., May 4. —The preliminary
examination of Mrs. Margaret Merkele,
charged with the murder of Joseph Yon
Wyle, at Rutherford, April 27th, closed
last night. The defendant was held to
answer before the Superior Court with
Dutch Flat, Cal., May 4. —Morrill
Whitten, a prominent citizen, dropped
dead this morning while saddling his
CLIMBED THE UMPIRE.
A LIVELY TIME AT THE SACRA
MENTO BALL GAME.
Norris O'Neill Makes Himself Ridiculous
and is Taken Off the Grounds by the
Sacramento, May 4. —At the ball game
today Norris O'Neill was so noisy in
coaching that he became offensive, and
when he was struck out twice in suc
cession, was guyed by the crowd. He
lost his temper and berated the audience
in stentorian tones, calling the specta
tors a variety of unseemly names. He
was fined $5 by Chipman, and in
the sixth inning was again fined
$5 for coaching while running
bases. In the same inning he
interfered with a ball thrown from sec
ond to the initial base, and his side was
retired by Chipman. At the end of the
inning he and Chipman had hot words,
ending in blows. Blood was seen trick
ling down Chipman's neck, and amid
general cries of "Put him out," and
"Hang him," from sixteen hundred
people, O'Neill was arrested and taken
to the police station on the charge of
disturbing the peace, but released on
Sacramento, May 4. —Sacramento, 13;
San Francisco, May 4.—San Fran
cisco, 8; Stockton, 7,
St. Louis, May 4.—St. Louis, 2; Louis
Toledo, May 4.—Toledo, 3; Colum
Rochester, May 4.—Athletics' game
Syracuse, May 4.—Brooklyn game post
Felony and Kmliezzlement.
San Jose, May 4. —John H. Hall, a
genteel-appearing Englishman, about 50
years old, was arrested at San Francisco
Saturday night and brought back to this
city on the charge of felony and embez
zlement. By representing that he was
the owner of a sawmill in the redwoods
and about to establish wood yards here
and at Santa Clara, he succeeded in bor
rowing numerous sums of money, aggre
To Admit Womem.
Baltimore, March 4. —Through the
efforts of Miss Mary Garrett and other
influential ladies of this city, a move
ment has been inaugurated looking to
the admission of women to the John S.
Hopkins university school of medicine.
They have offered $100,000 to the trus
tees on the condition that they receive
women on the same footing as men, pro
vided they have had the necessary train
ing and medical education required of
the other sex.
New York, May 4. —A match at con
tinuous pool for the championship of
America and money stakes ot $300, is to
be played May 8, 9 and 10, at Harmon
hall, between Champion Deoro of Cuba,
and Albert Powers of New York.
Heath of a Prominent Alabaman.
Birmingham, Ala., May 4.—C01. James
Sloss, the pioneer of Alabama iron and
railway development, died tonight. He
sold his iron interests four years ago, for
$1,000,000 cash, and has not since been
engaged actively in business.
Chico, Cal., May4.—Chico will enter
tun, the first three days this week, the
Sons of Veterans. Preparations for
receiving the delegates on an elaborate
scale by the Chico citizens have been
Heath of a Pioneer Lady.
San Josk, May 4.—Mrs. Amanda A.
Brannan, relict of Isaac Brannan, who
came to this city with her husband in
1840, where she lias since resided con
tinuously, died this morning; aged 70.
Smoke anil Water.
San Francisco, May 5. —Fire broke
out at 11 o'clock last night in a drv
goods store at 037 to 041 Market street,
owned by H. EL Pinkirt. The damage
from smoke and water is $25,000; in
London Workingmen's Or
Half a Million Toilers Meet in
Not the Slightest Semblance of Dis
The Eight-Hour System Receives a Firm
on the Continent.
Associated Press Dispatches.!
London, May 4. —Today's labor dem
onstration in Hyde park was a magnifi
cent success, and excelled in point of
numbers and orderly enthusiasm all
working class gatherings since the great
reform assemblage of 1806. The splen
did organization of the different sections
taking part in the processions brought
together in the park half a million peo
ple, who met, went through their busi
ness and dispersed without a single in
cident occurring of a disorderly charac
ter. The leading sections were the trade
councils, which included eight groups
representing the leather trades, metal
and cabinet workers and shipping,
clothing, printing, paper and building
trades. Those bodies, in which were
numerous related trades, mustered in
specified districts of the metropolis early
in the forenoon and marched, headed by
their leaders and with bands
and banners toward the Thames
embankment, the central point, whence
the marshaled array was ordered to
start for the park. The gigantic pro
cession moved off at 3 o'clock amid
thunderous cheers and blending music
of many bands. The route toward the
park was along Bridge street, St. James
park, Bird Cage walk, which were lined
with spectators, Masses of artisans
joined the paraders on the way until on
entering the park the estimated number
of men in line was 150.000.
Simultaneously with the appearance
in the park of the trades columns, sec
tions of the Social Democratic Federa
tion began to enter. Some of them
joined the main body on the Thames
embankment, while others, marshaled
in distant suburbs, marched from points
converging toward two platforms in the
park especially allotted to Socialist
speakers. The Railway Workers' Union
had also special processions, some of
which swelled the embankment columns,
while others marched isolated towards
the platform centers. . The total number
taking part in the various processions is
estimated at 170,000, and these were
almost lost in the vastness of the assem
blage gathered around the thirteen plat
forms upon which the Labor day advo
cates held forth. After the paraders
formed around the platforms, the speak
ing commenced. Shortly after 4 o'clock
resolutions demanding eight hours as a
day's work were put and carried amid
the acclamations of the multitude, and
by 5 o'clock, when the paraders had
re-formed in line, the assemblage began
to disperse. Half a million is a moder
ate computation of the guthering, the
character of which bore everywhere the
unmistakable stamp of the" solid, re
spectable artisan classes, the rag-tag and
bobtail being conspicuously absent. A
notable feature was that the bands
eschewed revolutionary music. The
speakers included Davitt, Cunningham,
Graham, John Burns, Thomas Mann,
Benjamin Tillett, Mrs. Aveling and
Rioting at Roubaix Continues—Troops
Fakis, May 4.—Turcoing is tranquil.
The strike continues at Roubaix. There
was serious rioting there last night, and
several persons were wounded. A num
ber of arrests were made.
The Mayor of Roubaix has asked for
reinforcements, and 800 dragoons have
been sent. The employers announce
their willingness to agree to the demands
of the men if other manufacturers in
France consent, but they decline to
alone make the advance.
Today's re-ballots for members of the
Paris Municipal Council resulted in the
election of fifty-three Republicans, five
Conservatives and one Boulangist.
The new Council consists of sixty-five
Republicans, thirteen Conservatives and
KagitKta Refuses to Consider the Eight-
Hour Proposition—More Rioting.
Madrid, May 4. —A deputation of so
cialists and workmen called on Pi ime
Minister Sagasta to urge the eight-hour
scheme. Sagasta refused to consider it.
The workmen replied that they would
use legal means to attain this end, and
if unsuccessful, resort to force.
At Barcelona troops were engaged un
til early this morning in dispersing the
strikers. It is feared severe measures
will be necessary to restore order. A
large socialist meeting was held in this
citj- today, and was addressed by a num
ber of energetic speakers.
London, Mai 4. —A Madrid telegram
says Premier Sagasta has promised to
consider the petition presented by the
Railway Shop Employees, Bakers and
Jute Mill Girls Quit Work.
Vienna, May 4.—A simultaneous strike
has occurred in the state railway fac
tories at Vienna, Prague, Pesth and
Tem'esvar. Director Reschitz, of the
Vienna factory, threatens to dismiss all
hands who do not return to work to
Pksth, May 4. — Fifteen hundred
bakers have struck and camped on an
island in the Danube, with tents, cattle
and provisions. They have been joined
by 700 girls, employed in the jute works.
Five hundred military bakers have been
sent to Pesth from alt parts of the king
At Szassbanya, Hungary, during the
<■>-rent disturbance, in which a number
of miners actively participated, a gen
darme, in attempting to quell the dis
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IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN.
orde, r shot one of the miners. The
parcv, resenting this, made an assault
on the officer and he narrowly escaped
lynching; as it was, he suffered such a
terrible beating that he is now dyihg.
GERMAN SOCIALIST RILL,.
Emperor William Agrees That It Should
Bkklin, May 4. —The Vossische Zeituna
sayß that at a banquet Emperor Will
iam asked one of the guests his opinion
of the Socialist bill. The person thus
questioned roundly denounced the bill,
saying it was calculated to embitter
workmen and stimulate socialism, and
it ought to be summarily dropped. To
this Empercr William replied: "This is
quite my opinion."
The number of employees dismissed
for taking part in the May-day demon
strations proved to be larger than sup
posed would be the case, and such ac
tion by the employers has been the cause
of several minor strikes.
Wants to Get Rid of Quebec.
Montreal, May 4.—L. 0. David, M.P.
for Montreal, East, whose appointment
as High Sheriff of Montreal will be
officially announced next Monday, sug
gests the separation of the province of
Quebec from the rest of the Dominion
and the formation of a new French
colony on the banks of the St. Law
rence, or else the annexation of the
province of Quebec to the United States.
More Charges Against Emm.
London, March 4.—The Herald pub
lishes a long statement by a former
prominent official of Emm's province to
the effect that after the defeat of Luxton
Bey, Emm became desirous of surrender
ing his province to the Mahdi, but his
officers and the natives were faithful to
the Khedive, and declined to consent to
Irish Railway Strike Ended.
London, March 4.—The Irish railway
strike is ended.
CHICAGO PACKING-HOUSE COOPERS
GOING TO STRIKE.
John Burns Asked to Come to Their As
sistance—Eight-Hour and Alien Labor
Chicago, May 4. —If something unex
pected does not occur tomorrow every
cooper employed about the packing
houses at the Stock Yards, with the ex
ception of a few houses, including Ar
mour's, will go out on a strike. Their
request for eight hours and adecrease in
wages of ten per cent,bringing the three
dollar-a-day men down to $2.70, was
ignored by the packers, and the result
is a determination to qui* work. At a
mass meeting today, at which over 200
persons were present, a committee was
appointed to correspond with John
Burns, who recently managed the big
dock laborers' strike in London, the ob
ject being to enlist him in their cause
with the packers. It is the intention to
bring the famous leader to Chicago, the
coopers guaranteeing to pay his ex
The Eight-hour Law Violated.
At a meeting of the Trades and Labor
Assembly today delegates from the
Bricklayers' Union and Carpenters' As
sociation reported that the mason work
being done for the Government at Fort
Sheridan is being carried on under the
ten-hour rule, in direct violation of the
eight-hour law. The secretary was
instructed to notify the Chicago delega
tion in Congress and the Secretary of
"War of the infringement, and request
that measures be taken to discontinue
The Alien Labor Law Broken.
Secretary Howard, of the Journey
men Carpenters' Council, stated to
night that an attempt is to be made to
prosecute the members of the old Mas
ter Carpenters' Association, for violation
of the alien contract labor law. Adver
tisements from the masters' associations
were inserted in Canadian papers, ask
ing for men to take the places of the
strikers in Chicago. Evidence had been
collected by watching the depots here
that a number of Canadian carpenters
have been brought to the city in this
way. Testimony connecting these cir
cumstances into direct infractions of
law is said to be forthcoming. A legal
onslaught is expected to be made as
soon as matters are adjusted between the
journeymen and the new association of
A Demonstration at Denver.
Denver, May 4.—Over five thousand
laboring men paraded the streets this
afternoon. After the parade they helda
meeting at the Colisseum, where speeches
were made by a number of leading men
of the city. As all the union men are
working but eight hours as a rule, there
is no occasion for dissatisfaction or a
"Scab" Foundrymen Mobbed.
San Francisco, May 4. —William
Mookler and Merrill, two young core
makers at work at the Fulton foundry,
were decoyed from the building this
evening and beaten by a band of men.
Twenty police were sent to the scene
of the disturbance, but found all quieted
down. The boys are not seriously injured,
though much bruised. The strikers
claim that the mob was composed of
sympathizers, but not of actual members
of their union.
Seattle Printers' Strike.
Seattle, May 4.—The Morning Times
has made the Typographical Union an
offer to pay 48 cents per thousand for
composition on eleven ems measure.
This will probably be accepted as a set
tlement of the recent strike.
Machine Hands' Programme.
San Francisco, May 4.—The Machine
Hands Union today agreed to work nine
hours a day until August Ist, when a
demand for eight hours will be made.
Bomb, May 4.—The Pope addressed
300 German pilgrims Saturday, on the
industrial question and the refusal of
Germany to recognize the old Catholics
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