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VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 132.
IN STATU QUO.
The Trouble on the Vander
A General Strike Has Not Yet
The Council at Terre Haute Still
• Debating the Ouestion.
If President Depew U True to His Word
He Will Throttle Vice President
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Terre Haute, Intl., August 24. —
Nothing authoritative will be given out
as to the deliberations of the supreme
council of the United Railway Employ
ees, which convention convened here
yesterday, until tomorrow at the earli
est. It is among the probabilities that a
decision by the council may not be
reached for several days. Sunday saw
no convening of the council proper, but
this does not mean that agencies were
not at work. The council last night put
into the hands of Grand Secretary
Dcbbs of the Brotherhood of Firemen,
Vice Grand Master Morrisey, of the
Brotherhood of Trainmen, and Vice
Grand Master Downey, of the Switch
men's Mutual Aid Association, the
deliberations of the council, and they
will prepare certain propositions to be
presented to the council, which will define
the action of the supreme body. This
committee has been in session since
8 o'clock last evening. The members
have separated only to take what may
be strictly named, as lunches. Grand
Master Sargent, of the firemen's organi
zation, and president of the order of
United Railway Employees, was at his
office today, overhauling books and
papers which not only bear on the
threatened general strike on the Van
derbilt system, but he is compelled to
look over his work as regards the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen.
An Associated Tress correspondent
••called at Sargent's house this afternoon,
and Sargent was as frank as usual. He
had carefully read Powderly's letter to
Webb, sent out last night. While Sar
gent would not express any opinion as
to the action the council would take
on the report of the committee, yet he
freely expressed himgelf about Powder
ly's missive. He said:
"I admire Powderly's stand. Powder
ly puts Webb in the position he be
longs, and which, when the public
thoroughly understands, will convince it
that Webb is wrong. Webb's position
is directly opposite to that taken by
Denew, his superior officer. Depey
always advocated organization".
To sustain this statement, Sargent
gave the Assooiated Press representa
tive the following extracts from an ad
dress delivered by Depew at a meeting
of the firemen's brotherhood; held in
Tammany hall, May 15, 1887.
Said Depew at that time : "I believe
in organizations just like yours for pro
tection, for charity, sobriety and indus
try. It is proper in these days that
there should be organization, for the
simple reason that the business of this
world cannot be carried on in any other
way. The railroad people ought to be
able to intelligently discuss the ques
tions of the day, and should tell the
government they do not want imported
"These expressions of Depew," said
Sargent, " show conclusively that he
was' in favor at tbattime of organ
izsd labor. He believed in the right of
workingmen to go to the polls and ex
ercise their right of franchise.
Continuing, Sargent said: "The
Knights of Labor have taken an active
part in legislative affairs in the state of
New York during the past year. Much
of this legislation being directly in the
interest of railway employees and
the New York Central being one of the
largest corporations that would natur
ally be affected by such legislation, and
many of its employes going before the
assembly in behalf of bills presented, and
the fact "that some men discharged by
the New York Central were participat
ing in this effort to bring about the pass
age of these labor bills before the New
York legislature, shows plainly that that
company is antagonizing the Knights of
Labor in its present action. For, had
the men been discharged for drunken
ness, breach of discipline and such
causes as are now claimed by Webb, he
would not hesitate one moment to have
an investigation. I am surprised that
men should have been In the employ of
the New York Central ten and twelve
years, and now be dismissed on account
of character. It is a sad commentary
on the management of the road.
In the course of an address delivered
by Depew, Sunday, May 25, 1889, shortly
before he sailed for Europe, he said to a
meeting of brotherhood engineers at
i New Haven : 'There are a few things
about the relation of a president to the
employees of a road, which I would like
to say. We both draw our salaries
from the same treasury. The pres
ident of the company has his
duty to the stockholders of the
road, but it is not, as many
of you suppose, his only duty. While
he must see to it that proper economy is
maintained, and an earning power de-'
veloped, he must see that the public at
all times get the best possible service,
and that men of the company are treated
well. It is his duty to march out and
take by the throat and throttle any man
who in his brief authority treads upon
the toes of some one of the men under
him. The railroad goes on forever, and
the men in his employ realize the secur
ity ol their employment, and it gives to
them an independence which is their
Any one who reads the3e utterances of
Depew. understandingly, cannot help
bus believe that Depew, as president of
the New York Central road, believed in
the recognition of his employees when*
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ever they desired to confer with him,
and if any of his subordinates practiced
any injustice, in his own words he said:
'I would take them by the throat and
throttle them! The employees who
were discharged by the Central were
denied the right to give their side of the
story to the management. They claim
that they have been mistreated by sub
ordinate officers; they demanded redress,
were refused a hearing and have now
combined for protection, just as advo
cated by Depew, the president of the
New York Central.
"Powderly, as the men's counsellor
and adviser, comes forward and by hon
orable means tries to bring about an
amicable adjustment. He is met by
the acting president of the road and in
formed that the employees have no
rights in the premises. He also says he
will discharge a man any time, and no
questions need be asked.
"At the New Haven meeting, Depew
went on record as advocating the com
bining of labor for its own protection. He
said: 'Some time ago I was working up
some matters regarding the progress of
civilization. I learned that our laws came
from Great Britain where, prior to one
hundred years ago, labor had no voice
in her legislation. The statutes which
we found are enough to make the hair
stand on the head of a bald man, and to
read them gives you such a circulation
of the blood, that you have to put a
piece of ice on your pulse. The law
lixed wages, and made it a crime for
labor to meet and combine for its own
The Knights of Labor, as an organiza
tion, are combining today to protect the
New York Central employees, just what
the president of that great corporation
advocated, and lam in sympathy with
the boys. While I have never been an ad
vocate of strikes where there was a way
open to avoid them, yet I cannot help
but believe that the position of the ex
ecutive head of the Knights of Labor is
After a session of one hour the supreme
council adjourned till 8:80 tomorrow.
The report of the sub-committee has
been completed, but the council will not
enter upon its consideration tonight. It
is semi-officially announced that the re
sult of the meeting of the supreme
council will be made public by noon
AT CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS.
Webb Thinks tlie Strike Will Quickly
be Proved A Failure.
Nkw York, August 24.—The usual
quiet prevailed around the Grand Cen
tral depot today. Vice President Webb
is of the opinion that the Terre Haute
convention will do little or nothing in
support of the Knights of Labor, and
that the strike, if there is one, will
quickly be proved a failure. Powderly
and his colleagues Hayes, Devlin and
Wright, left town tonight for Albany to
attend a convention of district assembly
246, tomorrow. President Johnson, of
the assembly, in commenting upon the
situation said: "Unless the concess
ions demanded by the#trikers from the
railroad managers are acceded to, we
expect tomorrow that; a general strike
will be ordered. Fully 9,1)00 men in the
Vanderbilt system will walk out, and we
know these men—switchmen, yardmen
and firemen —will not be replaced under
THE STOCK YARDS STRIKE.
Still on With a Possible Increased
Aggravation of Difficulties.
Chicago, August 24.—The strike of the
firemen and engineers of the Stock
Yards Switching Association for an in
crease of wages is still on, with a pos
sible increased aggravation of difficulties-
A modified demand was submitted by
the strikers at yesterday's conference
with repsetentatives of the switching
associatson, with the expectation that
the latter would return an answer to
the strikers. This expectation, how
ever, was not fulfilled - This eveniug
the strikers have been in conference
with the officers of the organizations of
engineers, firemen and switchmen, and
it is their hope that the latter will es
pouse their cause and tie up every road
entering the stock yards, in case an at
tempt is made to employ non-union men
to take the place of the strikers.
ABETTING THE STRIKERS.
Sympathy and Aid Tendered by Various
New York, August 24. —At today's
meeting of the Central Labor Union,
resolutions were adopted denouncing
the management of the New York Cen
tral, reciting the imperative course taken
by Governor Seymour in a similar
emergency and calling upon congress to
immediately take possession and oper
ate the entire Vanderbilt system.
Chicago, August 24. —At a meeting of
the central council of the Knights of
Labor, today, a committee was ap
pointed to solicit funds for the aid of
the New York Central strikers. Reso
lutions were unanimously adopted that
the congress of the United States shall
immediately authorize and instruct the
secretary of war to seize the Vanderbilt
system, and operate the same at the
cost of said service, for the benefit and
pleasure of the public.
Boston, August 24.—At a largely at
tended meeting of local assemblies of
Knights of Labor, composed entirely of
railroad men, the sentimentof the meet
ing was decidedly against a strike,
although sympathy was extended to the
strikers. President Davis, of the Steam
Railroad Men's Protective Union, says
no other organization on top of earth has
a right to order his union to strike.
His order takes in all classes of men
who work on railways.
Powderly's Action Indorsed.
Cincinnati, August 24.— Delegates
from forty-four assemblies of Knights of
Labor met here today and unanimously
passed resolutions endorsing Powderly's
action in the New York Central strike,
and saying the cause of labor was safe in
his hands. A subscription paper was
started, and it is expected ,SIOOO will be
forwarded during the week. Meetings
will be held every night.
Sympathy From Across the Ocean.
London, August 24.—A "meeting of
5000 dock laborers was held today,
Burns, the labor agitator, presiding. It
passed a resolution of sympathy with
the American Knights of Labor, in
their strike on the New York Central.
A resolution was also passed for the suc
cess of the knights.
Roads to Be Tied Up.
Albany, August 24.—The executive
I board of Assembly 246, in secret session
MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 25, 1890. \
tonight, decided that if the Delaware
and Hudson road persisted in handling
transfer freight from the Central, astrike
would be ordered, and that the same
action would be taken in reference to
the Boston, Albany and Fitchburg, if
they continued to handle this transfer
A prominent leader in the strike and
an officer of one of the local assemblies,
in a position to know whereof he speaks,
tonight said: "A tie-up in the yards of
the West Shore and Fitchburg roads at
Rotterdam has been determined upon.
The road has been lending assistance to
Northwestern Train Men to Meet.
New York, August 24.—St. Paul
dispatches state that an official bulletin
has been issued by the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
and Switchmen's Mutual Aid Associa
tion, embracing every branch of train
service in Minnesota, Dakota and Wash
ington and Montana, calling a meeting
for Sunday August 31st. The presump
tion is that the meeting is in connection
With the eastern strike.
This Week's Programme in House and
Washington, August 24.—The order
of business for the remainder of the
session, arranged by the Republican
committee of the senate, provides that
consideration of the tariff bill be com
pleted without interruption, except by
appropriation bills and conference re
ports. There are two conference reports
expected to be presented during the
week, one on the irrigation survey pro
visions of the sundry civil bill, arid the
other on the land grant forfeiture bill.
The programme for the weeks' proceed
ings in the house has already been
agreed upon, as to part of the time, and
the rules committee will probably pro
vide for the disposition of the remainder.
A FAREWELL BANQUET.
Emperor William Takes His Departure,
from the Czar's Domain. *
St. Petersburg, August 24. —A fare
well banquet was tendered last evening
at Peterhof. The Czar, Emperor Wil
liam, Chancellor Yon Caprivi, De Geirs
and a number of leading officers were
present. After the banquet the em
peror departed. He was accompanied
to the quay by the Czar, and bade him
a cordial faiewell. The emperor
boarded the imperial yacht Hohenzol
lern. which put to sea at dawn, escorted
by the German ironclad Irene.
A Steamship Christened.
Norfolk, Va., August 24.—The inter
esting ceremony of christening a steam
ship and raising over her the United
States flag, was performed yesterday at
The steamship was the San Benito,
formerly the English ship Kimberly,
stranded on the Virginia btach two
years ttgo. She was purchased by C. P.
Huntington, and has been completely
rebuilt at the Newport News shipyard.
Huntington says if the subsidy bill
passes he proposes building several
ships to sail under the American flag to
run between Hampton roads and Liver
Killed In a Saloon.
DenVbb, August 24. —Thomas Kirel, a
laborer, was instantly killed at a saloon
near Rock Mountain lake this afternoon.
Kirel and two friends were drinking at
the bar when two Italians attacked them
without apparent cause. One struck
him over the head with a billiard cue,
the other stabbed him in the abdomen
with a wicked looking knife, inflicting
wounds which must have caused death
instantly. The two Italians were
arrested, but refused to give any reason
for the crime.
Ottawa, August 24.—1t is learned from
a reliable source that Sir John Mac
Donald has decided to dissolve Parliament
very shortly, and appeal to the country
for a re-election before Christmas. The
sentiment in favor of extending Cana
da's comnfercial relations with the
United States, is steadily gaining
A Warning Against Silver.
London, August 24. —Commenting on
the effects of the silver bill, the Timet
warns the silver interests to be in readi
ness to meet the real, though perhaps
distant, danger of the plethora of silver
in America finding vent outside, and
forcing itself on the market at a reduced
Fires in Classic Forests.
Athens, August 24—The forest on
Mount Pentelians has been on fire since
Friday. The King and his son are
directing the troops in their eflbrts to
prevent the spread of the flames. The
excavations of the American school of
archieology at Dionysuus, have already
Boston, August 24. —Arrived: The
Scythia from Liverpool.
Havre, August 24. —Arrived: La
Champagne from New York.
London, August 24. —Arrived: The
Russia from Baltimore; the Suevia and
Rotterdam from New York.
Last Week's Clearances.
Boston, August 24. —The total of the
gross exchanges for the last week, as
shown by dispatches from the leading
clearing houses of the United States and
Canada, is $1,174,831,246, an increase of
20.1 per cent., as compared with the
corresponding week of last year.
Yellow Jack Aboard a War Ship.
Halifax, August 24.—The British
war ship Buzzard arrived here today
from Jamaica, with yellow fever on
board. There were nineteen cases on
board at one time, and one victim died
at Port Royal.
Cholera in South Africa.
Durban, August 24.—There were eight
deaths on board a coolie steamer which
just arrived from Madras. The sanitary
court declares that the deaths resulted
from cholera, and that Natal is an in
Death of a Sprinter.
"San Francisco, August 24. —H. M.
Johnson, the noted professional sprint
runner, died here today of inflammation
of the bowels. He was 27 years of age,
and formerly of St. Louis, where he
leaves a wife and two children.
A Revolution Brewing in
The Natives Tired of Foreign
Kalakaua to Be Dethroned and a
Alaska Fishermen Affected With a Strange
Malady—A Grip Car Runaway.
Associated Press Dispatches.
Seattle, Wash., August 24.—Rear-
Admiral Brown, of the U. S. S. Charles
ton, which arrived here from Honolulu
last night stated to an Associated Press
correspondent that next advices received
from the Hawaiian islands will probably
bring the news of a revolution and the
declaration of a republic. The admiral
said the educated natives are dissatisfied
with the present government, which is
conducted mostly by foreigners, and
advocate the principle .of Hawaii for
Hawaiians. A revolution has been
talkedjofjfor some time, and the Charles
ton was sent to Honolulu to protect
American citizens. The revolution was
planned for August 4th. I learned of it
Augufct Ist, but next day received sail
ing orders. The natives learning
this, postponed the revolution until
after the departure of the Char
leston, but I expect to hear
by the next advices from Honolulu that
aii actual outbreak has occurred. The
king has been persuaded to join the
schemers by the promise of increased
power, but they are simply making a
tool of him, as soon as they secure con
trol of the government will put in as
queen, Kalakaua's sister. The reform
party will resist this, and anarchy will
ensue, resulting in a provisional
government and finally a republic.
The Nipsic is at-Honolulu and the Iro
quois and Mohican are on the way there.
In case of a disturbance, American sai
lors and marines will be landed with
artillery to protect Americans."
There is a rumbr here that the cruiser
Charleston is here to watch the British
at Ksquimault, and if a British warship
goes to Bering sea, the Charleston will
A NOVEL DISEASE.
Alaska Fishermen Blood-Poisoned by
San Francisco, August 24.*—Among
the arrivals from Alaska recently, is a
fisherman who had been employed for
some months past at Bristol bay. *A j
number of canneries are located along
the river, and about 200
fishermen are engaged in salmon
fishing there. The fish are caught in
large nets from which they are romoved
by hand. Lately after this work, many
men have been attacked in the hand
and arm by serious blood poisoning.
The hand and arm increased to a hor
rible size and took on a leaden hue, and
when the swelling began to subside,
running sores broke through the tight
ened skin and the effect was
that the arm was more than
half paralyzed. The swelling was ac
companied by dull pains in the head,
with a falling away of strength and com
plete exhaustion, The sufferers mul
tiplied until one-half of the fishermen
were down. No deaths resulted to the
knowledge of the narrator, but no com
plete cures were affected.
When the swelling subsided, the sores
continued in a more or less active state.
The trouble created a panic among the
fishermen, and they commenced to for
sake the works. No doctors were
nearer than Ounalaska, but bandages
and poultices helped to ease the
sufferers. The case is a novel
one in medical science. In handling
salmon, it often happens that their
sharp fins and scales slightly puncture
the skin. It has never been known be
fore, however, that blood poisoning of
the strange kind above described, has
SUNDAY'S BALL GAMES.
The Stocktons Win Two Victories From
Stockton, Cal., August 24.—0tt0
Young pitched his first game for Stock
ton today, against the Senators, and for
seven innings the Senators found him
for but one hit; but liis wildness in the
second inning gave three men bases on
balls, and on a wild pitch Stapleton
scored the first run. The Stocktons hit
Hoffman hard, and fielded well. Score—
Stockton, 10 ; Senators, 3.
Sacramento, August 24.—The Stock
ton's again defeated the Sacramento's
this afternoon. The game was full of
ginger, especially on the part of the
Stockton's. Their heavy batting and
excellent fielding, coupled with Parrot's
masterly pitching, won them the game
by a score of 8 to 3.
The Colonels' Winning Tactics
San Francisco, August 24—The game
at Oakland this morning ended in a tie,
5 to 5, at the close of the eighth innning.
The Oaklands purposely delayed the
game until train time, as the Friscos
had men on bases in the eighth.
The Oaklands defeated the San Fran
ciscos this afternoon by a score of 8 to 4.
The game was practically decided in the
third inning, when the Colonels made
The Duarte's Downed.
Monrovia, August 24 [Special]— Fully
five hundred people witnessed the game
of ball between the Duarte and Monro
via nines at the Arcadia ball park today,
and many friends of the Duartes retum
eß to their homes sadder, but wiser peo
ple. The Duartes were in excellent
shape, strengthened by Clapp ami Hes
lope of the Pasadenas, while Monrovia
met the visitors in rather discouraging
shape. Monroviadid excellent through
out, making the winning run in the 11th
inning. The score was Monrovia 10;
Batteries, Monrovia, Woodworth and
Wiggins; Duarte, White and Clapp.
A Cannery Burned.
Portland, August 24.—George T.
Meyers, of this city, received a dispatch
today stating that his cannery at West
Seattle was burning. He had just
engaged a force to run the cannery, and
was to begin fishing this week, the sea
son having just commenced. He sup
poses that the seines and all the mate
rial was destroyed, and it will be impos
sible to get a new plant for this year's
business. The plant was partially
Portland, —The loss iss 20.000; insur
A RUNAWAY GRIP CAR.
Several Women Injured by Jumping—
Oakland, Cal., August 24.—While a
Piedmont avenue cable car was descend
ing a steep hill near Piedmont Heights
this afternoon, the gripman lost control
of grip and brake, and the car dashed
down the hill at constantly increasing
speed, which finally became terrific. The
passengers became panic stricken and one
young lady jumped, rolling head over
heels down the hill, and escaping with
a few bruises. Another woman with
a child in her arms, also jumped and
managed to keep her feet. Mrs. Walker,
of Oakland, jumped and struck on her
head, receiving a very severe cut. At
the bottom of the liill, the gripman
stopped the car and made the passen
gers who had not jumped, run back to
the women who had jumped. Mr.
Walker, on reaching his wife, fainted
dead away. They were taken home.
A Whale Stranded.
San Francisco, August 24. —Captain
Hannan, of the steamer Carona, which
arrivedtoday from Eureka, states that
while the vessel was up there, a large
whale was found stranded on the beach.
It measured about seventy-five feet in
length, and forty feet in circumference.
It was expected that it would yield
sixty barrels of oil and at least 1,000
pounds of bone. It is the first whale of
the kind ever seen in that vicinity.
An Escaped Burglar Captured.
Needles, Cal., August 24.—Edward
Haffery, a San Quentin ex-convict,
charged with burglary, who escaped
from the officers at Hornitas. was cap
tured today by Constable Wiles of this
place. The constable is holding him
until he hears from Constable Cunning
ham of San Joaquin county.
A Large Mill Burned.
Seattle, Wash.. August 24.—The
Ranier mill, a $440,000 sash and door
plant at the edge of the bay at Queen
town, took fire at 11 o'clock this morn
ing and was burned to the water's edge.
Owing to the isolated situation of the
mill, tho fire department could afford no
assistance. The mill was the largest in
Arrived From Alaska.
San Francisco, August 24 —The
schooner Compeer arrived tonight from
Thin Point, Alaska, with 2,401 cases of
salmon. She also brought some of the
survivors of the wrecked steamer Oneida
which struck on a rock near Lanok,
Arc You Looking;
Here You Arc!
This week we exhibit in our middle window 30 styles of
Men's sack and frock suits, all atone price.
They are all worth more money, but we need room for our
Fall Stock now rapidly coming in.
We will also continue for another week our sale on the
balance of those all Wool Pants at $2.50, worth $3.50.
Come in and see us.
CORNER SPRING AND TEMPLE STS.
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Buys the Daily Hkbald
$2 the Weekly Hebald. -
IT IS NEWSY AND CLIAM. .
GUYED THE ACTORS.
A Free Fight at a Floating
West Virginia Toughs Break
up a Show.
The Performers Go Among the
Audience with Clubs.
Lights Put Out and Pistols and Cudgels
Freely Used—Many People
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Huntington, West Virginia, August
24. —There was a serious and bloody
riot at a performance given by the
Sunny South Theatrical company at
Ceredo Friday night, the particulars of
which have just been received. One man
was shot and over a dozen badly beaten,
while the floating theatre, in which the
riot occurred, was badly wrecked. The
trouble was inaugurated by a number
of toughs who persisted in insulting the
people upon the stage. During the
second act three of the performers left
the stage with clubs and attacked
several of their tormentors, but were
overpowered and cruelly beaten.
The remainder of the company went
to their assistance, when some one turn
ed out the lights. Pandemonium
reigned, and every man began an
onslaught on his neighbor in the dark,
while the women screamed. The police
arrived, but they only made matters
worse, and revolver shots began to echo
around the hall. Finally the crowd
charged into the fleeing performers, who
were unceremoniously flung into the
river, where they were stoned in the
darkness. Every one of the police and
show people were badly wounded by
stones, and the condition of several is
San Francisco, August 24. —News
was received here from Ounalaska today
that Captain Healy, of the revenue cut
ter Bear, had ordered the release of the
officers of the seized sealer Mattie Dyer,
and ordered the vessel to proceed to
Sitka, where the case will be heard.
An Old Business Man Dead.
Sacramento, August 24. —Rich
Opein, one of the oldest business men of
this city, died this morning after a brief
illness. He was a native of Prussia, and
entered business here in 1851. He mad*
a fortune during the war.