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VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 24.
His Impressions of the Pan-
An Outline of the Work Ac
He Thinks It Will in Time Bear
The Lack of Trade With South America
Attributed to the Absence of a
Men hint Marine.
Associated Press Dispatches.)
San Francisco, May 6.—The annual
banquet of the San Francisco chamber of
commerce was held at the Palace hotel
this evening, ex-Governor George C.
Perkins presiding. Many prominent
guests were present. The banquet was
held at a later time of the year than
customary, in order to enable Hon. M.
M. F.stee, delegate to the recent interna
tional American congress, to be present
and outline the work of the conference.
Mr. Estee was heartily cheered when he
arose to speak. He commenced bis ad
dress by referring to the novelty of the
recent conference, and the fact that
there were more nations represented
than had ever before met together for
any purpose. The gravest question
which the conference had to consider
was : "What would be of advantage to
all the American republics?" There
was a substantial unanimity on the sub
ject of international arbitration, and
also upon all questions tending
to build up trade between the Ameri
can states. Reciprocity could not be
reached without a change in the revenue
laws of all the American countries, and
could not be accepted by any American
nation until some other means was
adopted to provide for revenues to main
tain their governments. Free trade was
impossible, because every American
nation largely maintained its govern
ment by imposing duties on imports.
The speaker declared that it was a
fallacy to suppose that the United States
tariff laws had any considerable effect
on our trade with South America, or
that an adequate remedy for the evils
complained of would be found in recip
rocity. The conference therefore deemed
it best to adopt as far as possible uni
form commercial and trade relations
without attempting to change import
Mr. Estee said that, liitlierto the
United States had neglected the South
American trade, and the principal cause
was that the United States had not
maintained a merchant marine, and that
the prestige of American influence was
lost by transporting our products on
foreign ships. He said the South
Americans treated us as peddlers when
we sent them American goods in British
ships. The business world forgets a
country whose flag is never seen. Sta
tistics "for the past year showed that the
United States bought 30 per cent, of the
exports of the other American republics,
while the latter bought of the United
States but a fraction over 15 per cent, of
It was one of the aims of the confer
ence to furnish a remedy for this condi
tion of things, and among the recom
mendations which the representatives of
the eighteen American republics made to
their respective governments were the
A uniform system of weights and
measures; the survey of a railroad from
Mexico to the Argentine republic; the
subsidizing of steamer lines from San
Francisco to Valparaiso and intermediate
ports; from New York and the Atlantic
ports to Buenos Ayres and Rio Janeiro,
and between United States, Mexican and
Central American ports ; a uniform sys
tem of customs regulations, with general
recommendations as to a customs union ;
providing for an international bank, an
American monetary union, and for arbi
tration in all matters affecting the peace
or integrity of the American states.
Mr. Estee expressed the belief that
while some of these recommendations
will be neglected, others will ripen into
Jruition. He said: "No part of the
American union will receive greater ad
vantages from this conference than the
Pacific states and territories, because we
are more remote from the eastern por
tion of our own country than from a
large part of Mexico and Central Amer
ica. Our trade with the countries south
of us is a necessity to us; their trade
with us is a necessity to them. The
Central and South American republics
are willing to pay their share to main
tain steamship communication with us,
and this great country will have to bear
its portion or cease to compete in the
Mr. Estee said, in part, in closing:
"When American lines of steamers shall
regularly ply to all American ports;
when we shall have adopted a uniform
standard of American customs; when all
the American republics shall have direct
communication with each other; when
arbitration shall be the universal rule on
the western continent, then we will reap
some of the rewards of this conference,
and the world will look upon its labors
as the most spendid achievement of the
Other addresses were made by Major
General Nelson A. Miles. Rear Admiral
George Brown, Collector G. Phelps, Irv
ing M. Scott, Mayor Pond, Captain T.
Merry and Hon. George T. Bromeley.
The Democrats Cnrry Everything by
Tacoma, May 6.—ln the city election
today probably everything went demo
cratic. The democrats claim the entire
ticket by unprecedented majorities.
Hotel Manager Horsewhipped.
Seattle. May ti. —Mrs. John Martin,
wife of the proprietor of the Pacific
Transfer Company, today gave Major
Jones, late manager of the Russell house
bar, a terriblehorsewhipping for making
a remark reflecting on her character.
Rain Up North.
San Francisco, May 6. —Rain com
menced falling in the northern part of
the state this evening. At Oakdale it is
raining hard, and will greatly benefit
wheat, vines and fruit trees. At Oro
yille the river is rising rapidly. At
Sonora it is raining hard, and the river
is higher than for thirty years. It is
raining also at Red Bluff.
SHOT ON SIGHT.
A Young Man Shot by His Sweetheart's
Pendleton, Ore., May 6. —R. P.
Moody, postmaster at Vinson, a small
town about twenty-four miles from
Pendleton, shot and killed a young man
named John McElrath today. McEl
rath had been keeping company with a
young lady, and Moody, it is said, made
an uncomplimentary remark about her.
Moody had words with McElrath last
night, and sent for him this morning.
W hen the two met Moody drew a re
volver and fired, killing McElrath in
stantly. The deceased was about 23
years of age.
Sale of Haggin's Horses.
San Francisco, May (i. —The annual
sale of road and draft horses from the
ranches of J. B. Haggin took place to
day. The harness lillies and geldings,
were representatives of such sires as
Oeorge M. Patchen, Jr., Norwood, Bis
marck, Western, Kentucky Dana,
Charles Dickens, Muldoon and Zulu
Chief. One hundred and twelve head
were sold, including all the harness
lillies ami geldings. Geldings and lillies
together brought something "like $16,000.
THE NATIONAL GAME.
PRESIDENT SPAULDING THINKS IN
TEREST IS DYING OUT.
He Takes a Gloomy View of the Situation
and Thinks the Flayers' League Is to
Blame—The Brotherhood Is Satisfied.
Chicago, May 6. —Much comment has
been created in baseball circles by a
rather remarkable interview with Presi
dent Spaulding, of the Chicago national
league team, printed in a local paper
this evening. Spaulding speaks of the
apparent lack of interest the people are
showing in the game, as evinced
by the tremendous falling off
in the attendance at the games since
the opening of the season. In a talk
at some length, he says the people have
in a large measure lost interest in cities
where the brotherhood has put clubs,
because they cannot take interest in two
national home clubs at once. The
people, he says, have lost that patriotic
feeling which prompts them to applaud
when their team scores a victory. The
brotherhood, Spaulding says, according
to its own predictions, should have
much larger crowds than it is drawing.
He does not deny that the attendance
at the league parks is greatly falling off,
but says if there were not that element
in the fight which kills the real interest
in the game, the attendance on either
side could not be complained of.
"It is clear to me," said Spaulding, in
conclusion, "that under the present
regime real interest in baseball will
soon die out. I regret to say it, but I
am convinced that this is the case."
Spaulding's hope is that the great
cities will once again have each a single
representative team in which to take
pride, and that then baseball will be
Some of the brotherhood magnates in
this city were interviewed tonight, and
refused to take Spaulding's gloomy view
of the situation. President Addison, of
the Chicago club, said; "Interest has
died out in the old-style bleaching
boards of the national league, and games
played by sold and hired men. The
brotherhood is well satisfied with the
outlook, and as far as they are con
cerned the patronage, considering the
weather, has been very gratifying."
ON THE DIAMOND.
All the League Games, Except at Chicago,
Chicago, May (i. —The 200 persons
who attended the league contest today
saw a very loosely-played game. Chicago
managed to win by Mulane's error in
the ninth, off Burns's hit to third, Wil
mot stealing home with the winning
Cincinnati I 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 o—s
Chicago 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 I—o
Hits—Cincinnati, 8; Chicago, 10. Errors—
Cincinnati, 4; Chicago. 5. Batteries—Sullivan,
Klttridge; Foreman, Baldwin. Umpire—Zacha
The brotherhood game today was a
lucky one all round. Errors were plen
tiful on both sides. Galvin pitched
like a schoolboy for the first five innings,
but after that settled down. Attendance
Chicago 3 4 2 1 2 0 0 2 o—l4
Pittsburg 01120002 0— U
Hits—Chicago, 11; Pittsburg, »i. Errors—
Chicago, 5; Pittsburg, 7. Batteries—Baldwin,
Farrell; Galvin, Carroll. Umpires—Matthews,
The brotherhood games at Brooklyn,
Philadelphia and Cleveland, league at
Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Cleveland,
and American at Toledo and Brooklyn
were postponed on account of rain.
Columbus, May (i. —St. Louis, 7;
Syracuse, May 0. —Syracuse, 3; Ro
SMELTED IN GERMANY.
Nearly All the Mexican Silver Refined
In the Fatherland.
San Francisco, May 0. —Consul
Loughery, of Acapulco, has published a
letter in which he calls attention to the
fact that nearly all the silver ore of Mex
ico is shipped to Germany for smelting.
He points out the importance of the
United States securing control of this
important product of Mexico, and shows
the advantages that would result to both
republics should this be done.
Opposition Ferry Boats.
San Francisco, May (j.—Edward
Polith, of Oakland, president of the
Twelfth-street railway in Oakland, says
his company will run an opposition line
of ferry boats to those of the Southern
Pacific Company, between San Fran
cisco and Oakland.
Want to Meet Slavin.
London, May C. —Efforts are being
made to arrange a match between Mitch
ell and Slavin. Slavin is willing to meet
Mitchell, but not for a finish fight. Jem
Smith wants to encounter Slavin again
in the ring.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 7, 1890.
A CROWNING HORROR
The Burning of an Insane
Many of the Inmates Perish in
Indescribable Scenes of Terror, Ag
ony and Confusion.
The Building a Veritable Fire Trap and
Quebec's Shame—At Least Fifty Lives
Lost by the Disaster.
Associated Press Dispatches.l
Longue Pointe, Quebec, May 8. —A
long line of gaunt towers is all one now
sees of the Longue Pointe lunatic
asylum, located ten miles from Montreal,
and which, with many human beings,
was today consumed by flames.
The sights witnessed before this tragic
scene are such as can never be forgotten.
Nothing could exceed the horror attend
ing the terrible calamity, considering
the number of victims, the terrible na
ture of their-death and the manner in
which the helpless victims received
their fate. What to the spectators was
a scene of horror, was to the lunatics a
moment of supreme glee, and in their
delight they disported themselves in the
flames and waved their blazing limbs in
turbulent satisfaction at the ruin that
was about them, and not until the walls
tumbled over their heads were their
maniacal screams silenced.
Ashes Among Ashes.
Tl ere were incarcerated in Longue
Pointe 1,300 lunatics, for that asylum was
a prison more than a hospital, and now
not more than 1,100 are accounted for;
but many escaped into the fields and
woods, and the dead are ashes amongst
ashes. What the number of dead is is
purely a matter of conjecture and can
never be ascertained, since no other
record was kept than that in the asylum
books, and they were destroyed.
Taking into consideration the whole
of the evidence from the firemen, half
sane inmates and sisters in charge, it is
a conservative estimate to say that 100
victims met their death. Though some
assert that the number is above that,
of hers place it below this figure. How
ever, the fact remains that no such
calamity has fallen upon the province of
Quebec since the earliest times.
Ever since Quebec was a province its
management of these most helpless of
all creatures has been its shame. They
have been farmed out to nuns at $100 a
head per year, and the sisters' aim was
to keep them as frugally as possible.
From the construction of the building
there is doubt in some minds as to
whether it was intended for an asylum
or a blast furnace ; in any case, it served
the latter purpose admirably. It was
constructed of brick, and was 600 feet
long, running back from the river half
that distance. The main building occu
pied the center, and on each side ex
tended wings six stories in height.
The fire today was started in a cup
board on the second ward on the
women's side in the upper story, by a
careless patient, and as ventilation was
carried on by a longitudinal shaft con
nected with towers, the flames soon ap
peared blazing up through the roof in
the center of each tower. A telegram
was sent to Montreal for aid, and the
engine and reels started at once. They
might as well have remained at home, for
in live minutes they exhausted the water
supply. The only thing that could save
the building was the St. Lawrence river,
and it was a mile distant. When an
Associated Press reporter arrived with
the firemen, the dome of one tower had
just fallen, and the flames were bursting
The Saints Desert Them.
As the heat increased the statues fell
from their niches to the ground, and
then the inhabitants prostrated them
selves, crying aloud that the saints had
deserted them indeed. Beds, furniture
and utensils of every description were
being showered from the windows, and
a stream of ill-clad men poured out of
the eastern wing. Not a male patient
was lost. Among the women it was
different. The less hopeless cases were
placed in the lower wards, and they were
removed without difficulty; but from
the upper wards, where the violent pa
tients were secured, there came the
wildest screams as they resisted the
nuns, who were beseeching them to
make their escape.
At the windows a maniac would be
seen peering through the bars of the
grating and jabbering at the bright
flame that went up to the sky. As the
heat became more intense she would
grasp the bars and remain there until
the flames enveloped her.
The inhabitants had come from all
parts round about, attracted by the
blaze, and in an hour the little village
was one surging mass of shouting, vo
ciferating people. When the firemen
found they were unable to save the
building, they turned their attention to
the inmates, and burst in the doors
Inside, Chief Benoit says, there was
such a sight as no fireman ever before
witnessed. In one ward he entered
there were twenty-five patients, and at
his approach they huddled together like
a pack of beasts, entwining their arms
into one mass of humanity. He seized
the nearest, "but," said the chief, "I
could no more separate the crowd than
I could the parts of your horse." He
tugged at them until the fire started into
their garments and enfolded them like a
shroud of flame, and then he escaped
with his life.
In another ward three firemen were
nearly trapped to death. They entered
at the door,which had a spring lock, and
closed behind them. As is customary,
there was no handle on the inside. The
door resisted their axes, and they rushed
to the windows, but were driven back by
the flames. The chief, suspecting their
peril, sent aid to the other side, and the
men were carried down on ladders.
The engineer of the building did good
work, saving nine patients, and every
man made a record of which he may
feel proud. In the first alarm the
engineer turned on the hose, but it was
entirely useless, as the (ire leaped along
the ventilating shaft to the towers, and
burned in a dozen places at once.
Heroines and Martyrs.
One of the tertiary nuns, Sister Marie,
lay sick in the infirmary on the fifth
floor, and to her rescue came three oth
ers, Deinerise, Gilbert and Lumiene.
They seized their companion and bore
her in a blanket to the staircase, but
they were met by a sheet of flame, and
all perished. None of them were over
20 years of age. The sisters worked
with the persistency of heroines, by
turns imploring, beseeching and com
manding the patients, and finally sav
ing a very large number, in view of the
inadequate facilities at hand.
Sister Therese, the superioress, is
broken-hearted, and being at present in
ill health, her name maybe added to the
already long list of victims.
Doctors Bourque and Baralet were
carried from the building unconscious,
and whatever must be said of the man
agement as a whole, individuals exer
cised every power to lessen the calamity
they had neglected to avert.
The Kuln Completed,
A loud explosion was followed by a
crash of beams. The interior was giving
way. Wild faces sank from the windows,
and the shrieks of the maniacs were lost
in the general uproar, and one by one
the walls toppled inward, and a "fierce
blaze burst up from the newly-added
fuel, that rose to the dark sky and shot
its glare over the St. Lawrence to the
southern shore, and even tinged the
crest of Mount Royal, ten miles distant.
Then it died down into blackness,
nothing but a few broken towers remain
ing, and a burning, seething mass of
metal and debris, under which are now
not bodies, but the ashes, of a hundred
By this time it was 6 o'clock and
growing dark and very cold. The spring
rains had converted the place into a
quagmire, and only horsemen could get
from place to place. The poor sisters,
most of them young and delicate, stood
ankle-deep in the mud, securing and
superintending the removal of such fur
niture as had been saved.
Dangerous Maniacs at Large.
The patients wandered about aim
lessly, clad in scant garments. When
released many of tliem leaped for joy
and bounded like deer across the fields
to the woods. Patients of both sexes es
caped, and though a cordon of police was
thrown around, not all were included,
and a horribly suggestive tale was borne
in by an inhabitant who was coming
through the woods to the scene of the
disaster. Another new dread has come
upon the inhabitants from the presence
of so many escaped lunatics, and they
will count themselves fortunate if they
are not visited by a series of crimes such
as only mad men can devise.
All the time the fire was burning
every high housetop in Montreal had
its curious sight. The long road wag
thronged with carriages. The transport
service of Montreal was pressed into ser
vice, and every available cab, omnibus
and hack went out filled with people.
The Pecuniary Loss.
The Sisters of Providence spent in
founding and organizing this institution
$1,132,232, of which $700,000 was spent
on buildings. The building was insured
by the government for $300,000. With
the exception of the medical depart
ment, consisting of doctors, the sisters
retained complete control of all depart
ments of the asylum.
Premier Mercier has placed the Mon
treal exhibition building at the disposal
of the nuns, and tomorrow the building
will be stocked with provisions.
The strangest wonder to the firemen
is that such an absence of fire-fighting
facilities could exist. Although appli
ances were there they were utterly use
less. The institution had excellent en
gines, ten good pumps and boilers, but
no connection existed between the
pumps and boilers.
At Least Fifty Victims.
At midnight the death roll is esti
mated at fifty, although many more are
missing, but they are expected to turn
up. It is feared seven tertiary nuns
were burned, as three more are missing
besides those named above. They were
not, however, seen in the flames, and
the sisters prefer not giving out their
names at present.
ANOTHER BIG BLAZE.
The Singer Sewing Machine Works at
Elizabeth, N. J., Destroyed.
Elizabeth, N. J., May 7. —The Singer
sewing factory was discovered to be on
fire late tonight. The entire fire de
partment responded, but their work so
far has had little effect,and at midnight it
was feared that the main building, which
covered acres of ground, would be de
stroyed. The works employ 3,300 per
At 2 a. m. the main building is nearly
destroyed and the fire is spreading rap
idly, "it is likely that the entire factory
will go, in which case the loss will be
several million dollars. Great excite
ment prevails in the city, and tMbusands
of people are viewing the fire.
At 3a. m. the fire is under control.
The loss is estimated now at $3,000,000.
The Dreaded Season.
Stockton, May 6. —Late tonight men
were sent here from Union island for
shovels and wheelbarrows to be used in
strengthening the levees. The water is
now within 3> 2 inches of the highest
point ever reached at the island. This
is the dreaded season, when the snows
are melting. The water in Stockton
channel is now within a foot of the
highest point reached during the winter.
Vilnius on a Visit.
Needles, Cal., March 6.—One hun
dred Yuma and 300 Mohave Indians left
here on a train this morning to visit the
Hualpais, at Hackberry, Arizona, where
a big pow-wow will be "held. It is said
the Hualpais have mines of different
colored paints in the mountains, and the
object of the visit by the other tribes is
to buy a yearly supply of these.
Corbett Not Fight ing.
San Fbancisco, May 6. —Jim Corbett
said today, in relation to the offer of
Dwyer Bros, of New York, to back him
for $50,000, that he would not appear in
public for the next year; then he will
Emperor William's Address
from the Throne.
Abundant Sops for the Work
No Mention Made of Anti-Socialist
Increased Armaments Demanded that the
Peace of Europe May be Best
Associated Press Dispatches.;
Berlin, May o.—The reichstag was
opened by the emperor today. In his
opening address bis majesty declared
that efforts to maintain the peace of
Europe should increase. He expressed
the conviction that he will succeed in
confirming the confidence of the powers
in the pacific policy of Germany. Ger
many, the emperor said, recognizes that
it is her duty to protect peace by culti
vating an alliance for purposes of de
fence, and by perfecting armaments, for
which purpose a new military credit will
be asked. The emperor announced that
measures will be presented for improv
ing the condition of the workingmen.
The strikes during the year sug
gested the examination of the question
whether the existing laws adequately
took into account the justifiable wishes
of the workingmen. Questions claiming
foremost attention were those of Sunday
rest and women's and children's labor.
The federal government was convinced
that the proposals of the last reichstag
might in essential points become a law
without detriment to other interests.
The legal provisions for the pro
tection of workingmen against
dangers threatening the lives, health
and morals, were susceptible of amend
ment, as were also the laws relative to
the isssue of labor regulations. The
rules concerning workingmen's books
also required to be supplemented with
the object of assuring parental author
ity in view of the increasing insubordin
ation among youthful workingmen. A
bill on this subject will be laid before
Another bill will be submitted for the
better regulation and organization of in
dustrial courts of arbitration. The Em
peror continued: "I trust you are M illing
to co-operate to bring about an agree
ment between the legislative bodies
upon the proposed reforms, and thus
take a significant forward step in the
peaceful development of the conditions
of labor. A just solicitude for the work-
I men constitutes the most effectual
means by which to strengthen the re
sources with which I and my exalted
allies are resolved to appeal with un
bended determination any attempt to
disturb the legal order of things. In
effecting these reforms only such meas
ures will come up for consideration as
can be carried out without endangering
the industries of the fatherland. Our
industry only forms a link in the eco
nomic work of the nations competing in
the world's markets. I have therefore
made the point of going about among
the European states whose economic
position has the same character, for an
exchange of views regarding the joint
recognition of legislation required to
protect the workingmen. I most grate
fully acknowledge the favorable recep
tion of my suggestions by all the states
"The resolutions adopted by the
recent labor conference at Berlin, ex
pressed our common views on the most
important field of work and culture of
our times. I do not doubt that the
principles laid down in those resolutions
will form the seed, under God's help,
from which will spring up happiness.
The workingmen will be blessed by the
fruit, which will be harmonious rela
tions between the people."
Referring to the foreign relations of I
Germany, his majesty said his efforts
would be unceasingly directed toward
the maintenance of peace. He said:
"I am able to express the conviction
that my endeavors to strengthen the con
fidence of all the foreign governments
in the security afforded by our policy
has been successful with "the emperor
and his exalted allies. The nation rec
ognizes the duty of protecting peace by
cultivating an alliance concluded for the
purpose of defense. Any displacement
of the balance of power endangers the
political equilibrium; consequently a
guarantee is thereby afforded for a "suc
cessful maintenance of peace. Since the
bases of our military constitution were
settled, the military organizations of our
neighbors have extended to an unfore
seen degree. What has been done by
us has thus been rendered inadequate".
In order to prevent the displacing of
the whole situation to our disadvantage,
it is necessary to increase our peace
effective and strengthen our different
arms ; especially the field artillery. A
bill will be submitted enacting that
an increase of the army shall come into
force on the Ist of October.
Touching colonial affaire, the emperor
said the actions taken in East Africa for
the suppression of the slave trade and
protection of Germany's interests, have
progressed during thelast few months.
It is hoped tranquility will soon prevail
in those regions.
The reading of the emperor's speech
was frequently interrupted by cheers.
After the delivery of the speech Chan
cellor Yon Caprivi declared the reichs
The members of the freisinnige party
laid a motion on the table demanding
that a bill be passed reducing the corn
duty to three marks per double quintal,
abolishing the beet root tax and export
bounties and withdrawing from distiller
ies the existing privileges relating to
spirit tax, and finally demanding a gen
eral revision of the taiiffs, with a view
to the abolition of corn and cattle du
ties, and the reduction of duties on other
articles of general consumption, espe
cially farm products.
The socialists will introduce a bill
for the immediate repeal of the corn
The new military bill fixes the peace
effective at 486,783 troops, exclusive of
After October Ist the army will con
sist of 538 battalions of infantry, 465
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IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN.
squadrons of cavalry, 434 field batteries,
31 batteries of foot, "and 20 pioneers and
21 train battalions.
The recurring expenditures entailed
by the new measure will aiAount to
31,500,000 marks. The increase in the
permanent yearly expenditure is 18,000,
The East Africa extra estimates amount
to 4,500,000 marks.
The Tagblatt, commenting on Emperor
William's speech, says: "It is signifi
cant that it shows no intention to main
tain the socialist law. His views on the
duties of the government must be ap
proved everywhere. The scope of the
measures to protect workmen is limited
by the avowal that German's industrial
activity will not be affected, therefore
the workmen's interests will not be af
fected. The radicals, animated by patri
otic zeal, will doubtless be willing to
grant all that is required to strengthen
the country's defensive forces."
A Flood in Nevada.
Reno, Nev., May 6.—An immense
volume of water in the Truckee caused
the river to overflow its banks at Glen
dale, four miles below Reno, and covered
many of the best ranches with water to
considerable depth, doing great damage.
Judge Sabin Dying.
San Francisco, May 6.—Judge Sabin,
of the United States district court for
Nevada, is dangerously ill from inflam
matory rheumatism, and is not expected
to recover. He was unconscious all day
THE CHICAGO CARPENTERS HAVE
BURIED THE HATCHET.
Illinois Miners Still Out—The Santa Fe
Company 'Will Cut Wages—Painters
Strike at Seattle—Other Labor News.
Chicago, May 6.—The carpenters'
strike was finally settled today, when
the representatives of the carpenters'
council and New Boss Carpenters' Asso
ciation signed the agreement reached by
the arbitration committee yesterday.
The terms of settlement were given in
yesterday's dispatches. In an address
to the .public by the joint arbitration
committee, the statement is made that a
fair estimate of the loss to the city by
the strike will not fall short of $1,000,
--000, besides causing much suffering to
thousands of men, women and children.
The Miners' Strike.
There now seems to be no prospect of
a settlement of the coal miners' strike,
and according to the Evening News a
general strike of 30,000 miners is immi
nent. About 12,000 are now out. Their
demand is for an increase of 7 1 .. cents
About one hundred employees of An
drews & Co., manufacturers of desks
and office fittings, struck today for an
advance of wages.
Shops Giving In.
New York, May 6.—Seven more shops
today gave in to the striking carpenters.
Only four large firms and a few small
ones are still holding out.
Santa Fe Wages Reduced.
Kansas City, May 6.—The Times will
tomorrow say: "The employees of the
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad
have been notified that beginning
May Ist, salaries are to be re
duced to the figures prevailing be
fore January Ist. In addition to this, to
the great surprise of the employees, the
order sets forth that all money received
in advanced salaries since the first of
January, over and above the old rate,
must be refunded to the company from
the next month's salary.
The Philadelphia Plan.
Philadelphia, May 6.—Letters were
sent to the master builders, notifying
them that if they did not by 10 o'clock
tomorrow- morning concede the demands
of the strikers, a certain plan which had
been formulated, would be put in oper
ation. This plan, it is said by
an official of the carpenters' brother
hood, is a sort of a co-operative
arrangement by which the building
trades, including everything from stone
masons to frescoers, would form one
grand organization, employing thirty
thousand men. This organization would
make contracts, erect buildings, pay
workmen and divide the profits among
the men themselves.
Seattle Painters Strike.
Seattle, Wash., May 6. —The union
painters of Seattle, to the number of
150, went on a strike this morning. The
question involved is that of working
mixed crews of union and non-union
men. It is understood, however, that
the contractors signed an agreement
to discharge all non-union men -who re
fuse to join the union after two weeks,
and the men will return to work tomor
row. About fifteen glaziers also struck
today for shorter hours.
Eight Hours in San Francisco.
San Francisco, May 6. —At a meeting
of the fire committee of the board of
supervisors today, Mr. Curry, represent
ing the eight-hour league, appeared to
represent a petition that the tire bells
be rung at 8 a. m. and 5 p. m.
to establish the hour for working
men, to thus avoid disputes between
employers and employees. It was
finally agreed on the part of the commit
tee to recommend that the petition take
effect within one week. It was decided
to recommend that all of the various
committees do all in their power to see
that eight hours should constitute a
day's labor on all municipal work.
"Scab" Molders Assaulted.
San Francisco, May ti. —Edwin Stokes,
of Philadelphia, whocame to this city to
take the place of striking iron-molders,
was nearly killed Monday night by a
crowd of men whom, he says, are
strikers. He worked in the* Union
Iron Works and had agreed to
join the strikers, when he was set upon
by a crowd of men and fearfully beaten
and stabbed in the leg. He was taken
to the strikers' headquarters and his
condition not ascertained until today.
Frank Urel, one of the non-union men
captured at the Fulton Iron Works Sun
day, was practically held by force at the
strikers' headquarters yesterday.
Ribeirc, Portuguese minister of for
eign affairs, announced in the chamber
that he had hopes of an early and hon
orable settlement of the dispute between
Portugal and England.