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VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 133.
MOST GO IT ALONE.
No General Strike on The
The Terre Haute Council Pub
lishes its Edict.
The Knights of Labor Must Fight
Their Own Battles.
No Grounds Found for Ordering a
General Strike, Though Plenty
of Sympathy is Offered.
Associated Press Dispatches. I '
TERSE Haute, Ind., August 25.—The
executive council of the United Order of
Railway Employees went into session
about 8 o'clock this morning. At 5
o'clock this evening the following
message, signed by President Sargent
and Secretary Sheehan, was sent to
Powderly at Albany: "The supreme
council adjourned this afternoon after
carefully considering the strike in all its
details. You will note the result of our
deliberations in tonight's dispatches,
which it is hoped will meet with your
approval. The council was unanimous
in considering your position, and the
grand executive board most earnestly
hopes that the right which you are
championing in the great conflict on the
New York Central, may finally and
A statement of the findings of the
council was furnished the Associated
Press last night. After giving an ex
haustive review of all the circumstances
attending the strike on the New York
Central, and Powderly's fruitless en
deavors to get Vice-President Webb to
consent to an arbitration of the difficul
ties, the council sums up its conclusions
First. The position of the Knights
of Labor as set forth by Powderly, gen
eral master workman, and the general
executive board of the Knights of Labor,
meets with our unqualified approval.
Second. The course pursued by
"VVebb towards Powderly and the
Knights of Labor, notwithstanding
his declarations to the contrary, evinces
his purpose to disrupt and destroy labor
organizations on the New York Central
and Hudson River railroads, as done by
Austin Corbin on the Philadelphia and
Third, The policy of Webb is despotic
to an extent that outrages every princi
ple of American citizenship, and gen
erally adopted would, if successful, re
duce American workingmen to a de
graded condition of affairs.
Fourth. Webb, by the employment
of Pinkerton thieves, thugs, and mur
derers, Vile wretches from the slums
and brothels of New York and other
cities, to kill workmen because they
dared protest against his rule, and
strike for their rights committed a
crime of such enormity as will associate
the liiiniu of Webb forever with those
who, dressed in a little brief authority,
have used their money to secure power
and degrade their fellow men.
Fifth. That the efforts now being put
forth by Webb to destroy the Knights of
Labor would, were the circumstances
changed, in a like manner be made to
destroy the organizations of the engi
neers, firemen, conductors, trainmenand
switchmen, and if successful, it would
only be a question of time when a simi
lar effort would be made to seal the fate
of other labor organizations.
Sixth. Webb by the course he pur
sued toward the Knights of Labor and
representatives of labor organizations
lias shown a total disregard of those
principles of citizen sovereignty desired
by every American worthy of the name,
considering only the money power and
the corpororate power of the company
he represents. His acts, which speak
louder than words, say in the language
of W. 11. Vanderbilt, once the autocrat
of the New York Central:
"The public be damned,"
Seventh. Webb seeks to support
his arrogant attitude towards working
men and labor organizations, by assum
ing that the New York Central and
Hudson Biver railroad is private prop
erty, and that his acts in the treat
ment of his employees are in no sence
of public concern; that he can with
impunity discharge men and remand
them to idleness and poverty and
render them homeless wanderers, with
out giving any reason or explanation
whatever for his conduct.
In view of the foregoing facts, the
supreme council puts upon record its
unanimous and unqualified approval of
the strike on the New York Central and
Hudson River railways,for the cause set
forth by Powderly, as also the efforts
made by Powderly to bring the strike to
an honorable termination.
On this general expression of approval
of the action of the Knights ot Labor
the course of Webb is as unequivocally
Then after reviewing briefly the work
done by the Supreme Council of the
United Order of Railway Employees in
bringing about a settlement of the
strike, the report says :
■"Owing to the fact that the order of
Knights of Labor is not a member of
the Federated Orders of Railway
employees, the laws of the supreme
council do not permit its doing
more than it has done in aid of the
Knights of Labor, and its inability to
participate otherwise in the strike is
now known and appreciated by Mr.
Powderly. * * * * * In conclusion
the supreme council places upon record
its high appreciation of the manliness
of the Knights of Labor employees on
the New York Central in struggling to
maintain a principle sacred to every
workingman on the continent, and to all
who love justice and hope for the
triumph of right over a wrong as
flagrantas ever stained the pages of
Powderly In Conference With the Local
Assembly of K. of L.
Albany, N. V., August 26. —A few
through freights were moved on the
Delaware and Hudson this morning,
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
but no local freights, and police were
kept patroling the yards.
Grand Master Workman Powderly and
four members of the general executive
board arrived this morning. Powderly
and the general executive board met in
joint session with District Assembly 240
At the conference twenty of the dis
charged men were closely questioned by
Powderly relative to the causes which
led to their dismissal. It is claimed
many facts were brought out which
tended to show that the discharges were
the results of a preconcerted plan to
drop all prominent leaders in the circle
of the Knights. A preamble and resolu
tion were adopted, calling on the state
Board of arbitration to order a prompt
investigation of the existing difficulties,
saying the strikers were ready and anxi
ous for one.
Before the meeting adjourned Pow
derly and Devlin addressed the delegates
authorizing the course which would be
pursued in case the federation did not
order a general strike. The conference
then adjourned sine die.
He Handles Chief Engineer Arthur With
Albany, August 25. —A monster mass
meeting, heid in the rink tonight, drew
a larger crowd to that place than had
ever before entered the building at one
A. W. Wright, member of the general
executive board, Maguire and Powderly
were among the speakers. Powderly was
received with perfect tumult of applause,
lie said the strike was already won. No
man could say the cause was wrong. He
said the loss on dressed beef alone on
the road was if 1.700,000 by the auditor's
count, and would foot up to $2,000,000,
and so it was time for Webb to call off
the strike. Powderly then asked if
any member of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers was present.
If there was one Ihe spoke
to him and he called upon them to array
themselves on the side of labor, despite
their unworthy chief. It was not until
Arthur took charge that such nefarious
doings were made public. The
order must soon show its hand,
despite its bribed chief. The Central road
was refusing freight, although it was the
law of the state "that they should take
all the freight offered. The law should
descend and insist on calling the militia
and.seize the road for refusiug to do its
At the conclusion of his remarks,
Powderly offered a resolution, which
was adopted by a storm ot unanimous
approval, "that the sense of this meet
ing, that institution of an armed force
in time of peace, is an outrage against
the laws of the state, is in violation of
every law of humanity, and should be
forever stopped at the next session of
the legislature. •
WHAT WEBB THINKS OF IT.
It Will Make Little Dill'erence What the
Knights Will Do.
New York, August 25. —In reply to
the question : "What do you think of
the action of the supreme council of the
United Order of Railway Employees,
at Terre Haute?" Webb said:
"Theirs was the only wise course
to take. Whether the Knights
of Labor will now take further
steps will make but little difference.
There are only a few Knights in the
employ of the New York Central. It is
a queer commentary that the supreme
council of federation can find no griev
ance upon which to order a strike, yet
they censure the New York Central and
its officials. They also decline to give
any support to the strikers, but appeal
to the public to furnish it."
Bits of News Transmitted by the Elec
Cholera is spreading in Toledo, Spain.
Thirteen cases and five deaths are
Queen's hotel, Sunbridge, Ont., was
burned. Thomas Powers and Herbert
Taylor were burned to death.
A boiler explosion occurred in White's
saw and grist mill, in Pike's Peak,
Brown county, Ind., Saturday night.
Six persona were injured, four fatally.
Owing to a misplaced switch two
trains on the Burlington and Missouri,
collided at Mullen, Neb., killing three
persons and seriously injuring six
Between twenty-live and thirty houses
were washed away Sunday evening in
Juarez, Mexico. Sixty families are
rendered homeless. Two persons only
William L. Moss, a wealthy Califor
nian, is missing from Page's hotel, New
York, since Saturday night. He was
was somewhat demented and was en
route for Europe for his health.
Twenty thousand miners had a meeting
at Chesterfield, England, today and vot
ed in favor of working eight hours a day.
The National blast furnace men's asso
ciation also approved of the eight-hour
A freight train was derailed by a cow,
near Brown's siding, Va., killing Engin
eer Cook. One of the cars tumbled over
an embankment on top of a shanty, kill
ing one of the occupants; seven others
were slightly injured.
A convention of the governors of all
the cotton states has been called to
meet at Atlanta, September 10th. The
convention will consider the matter
of direct trade with Liverpool; also
questions relating to weights, measures,
freights and the handling of cotton.
Sacramento, August 25 —The state
board of equalization has assessed the
railroads int he state asf follows :
California Pacific railroad t 2,500,000
Central Pacific 13,000,000
Northern California railway 125,000
Northern railway 8,000.000
sun Fraaciaoo and Northern Pacific, l ,700,000
Southern California 2,400,000
Southern Pacific 15,000,000
Carson and Colorado 230,000
Nevada and California 84,000
Nevada County Narrow tillage ..... 9",000
North Pacific Coast 3115,000
Pacific Coast railway 380,000
South Pacific Coast railway 1,275.000
Atlantic and Pacific 85,000
Pullman Palace Car company 14,653
Murdered by His Servauts.
London, August 24—A letter from
Honolulu reports that Count Szecheny
has been murdered by his servants in
the South Sea islands.
TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 1890.
AT THE CAPITAL.
Congressman War Son, of
Pennsylvania, Drops Dead.
An Agreement Reached on the
Sundry Civil Bill.
More Quibbling Over the Length of
Senate Tariff Debate.
The Lead Ore Schedule Raises Quite a
Breezy Discussion—Hard Times
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Washington, August 25.—Representa
tive Lewis F. Watson, of Warren, Penn
sylvania, dropped dead in the botanical
gardens at the foot of the capitol
grounds this morning, of heart disease.
In the house this morning the chap
lain made feeling allusion to the sudden
death of Representative Watson.
Cannon submitted the conference
report on the sundry civil appropriation
bill, which was agreed to.
The agreement reached on the para
graphs relating to irrigation and public
land surveys fixes the appropriation for
the survey of public lands at $425,000.
The provision for $20,000 for additional
clerk hire in the office of surveyor-gener
al is stricken out. For topographic sur
veys the conferees agreed upon $325,000,
One-half of this sum is to be expended
west of the 110 th meridian. The item
appropriating $720,000 for irrigation sur
veys is stricken out. The appropriation
for engraving maps of surveys is in
creased to $70,000. On the public land
question a compromise is reached by re
pealing so much of the law of 1888 as
provided for the withdrawal of public
ands from entry, occupation and settle
ment. All entries made in good faith
and valid under said act shall be recog
nized, and may be perfected in the same
manner as if said law had not been an
acted, except that the reservoir sites
located or selected shall remain segre
gated and reserved from entry or settle
ment. No person shall be permitted
hereafter to acquire title to more than
320 acres in the aggregate under all of
Quinn, of New York, offered for refer
ence a resolution instructing committee
on judiciary to report by bill or other
wise, necessary legislation to prevent
railroads from employing unjustifiably
large bodies of armed men, denominated
"detectives," as now being done by the
New York Central.
The house resolution for the appoint
ment of a committee of seven representa
tives and three senators to take orders
for superintending the funeral of the
late Representative Watson, was laid
before the senate.
Quay offered a resolution, which was
agreed to, expressing the deep sensibil
ity with which the senate heard of Wat
son's death, concurring in the appoint
ment of a committee, and providing, as
an additional mark of respecr, that the
IN THE SENATE.
The Lead Ore Schedule of the Tarill'
Hill Wise visaed.
Washington, August 25.—1n the
senate this morning Aldrich asked unani
mous concent that the general debate
on the tariff bill shall close September
3rd; that debate on the amendments
continue under the five minute rule
until September Bth, and that final
voting shall then begin. He also pro
posed that the last six hours be devoted
to a general debate.
Aldrich's order was modified, on the
suggestion of Gorman of the Democrats,
so as to continue the general discussion
of the tariff bill up to and including
Wednesday, September 3, to have five
minute debate on Thursday, the 4th,
Friday, sth, and Saturday 6th, and to
fix Monday, Sept. 8, and thereafter for
consideration of the bill and amend
ments thereto, without debate. Then
three hjours to be allowed each side for
general debate, and then the final vote
to be taken on the passage of the bill.
This order would probably have been
entered, but for the intervention of
Plumb, who asked that the matter go
over until tomorrow.
The tariff bill wastaken up, and Vance
proposed the following amendment:
That in all cases where it can shown to
the secretary of the treasury that any
goods, wares or merchandise imported,
have been purchased abroad by a citi
zen ot the United States by exchange of
farm products, grown in the United
States, for such goods, or where such
goods have been purciiased with the pro
ceeds of such farm products sold in a
foreign market, such goods shall be im
ported at the following rate of duty:
One-half the present duty on all manu
factures of iron and steel; 40 per cent of
the present duty on all woolen or cotton
goods or articles of which wool or
cotton may be the component material
of chief value ; one-half the present duty
on earthen ware, china and glass ware ;
30 per cent of the present rate of duty on
jute bagging and farmers' binding twine.
The pending question on the tariff
bill was the imposing of a duty of
cents per pound on lead ore and lead
dross, provided that-silver ore and all
other ores containing lead shall pay a
duty of !., cent, per pound on the lead
contained therein, according to sample
and assay at the port of entry.
Coke moved to amend by striking out
this provision, and inserting a provision
that ores containing silver and lead, in
which the lead is of less value than the
silver, shall be admitted free of duty.
He said the passage of the bill as re
ported would destroy the smelting works
in Texas, Kansas City, Chicago and St.
Louis; render useless the refractory
ores of New Mexico, Arizona and Texas ;
throw a large number of men out of
employment and drive from the United
States trade with Mexico, valuable not
only for American manufacturers but for
Reagan and Carlisle followed with
arguments on the same lines.
Plumb moved to amend the paragraph
by reducing the duty on lead ore from
lk cents per pound to % cent. He
thought the senate was coming to the
point where the system of protection
would result in breaking down certain
home industries for the benefit of other
industries, and where the larger indus
tries were to destroy the smaller ones.
If the mine owners of Colorado, who
had derived so |much profit from the
recent silver legislation, desired to get
still more benefit by a tax on these Mex
ican ores, why did they not propose a
duty on the silver ores of Mexico?
Stewart argued against the amend
ments and in favor of a duty on lead ore
as proposed in the paragraph.
Teller alsoadvocated the adoptionof the
paragraph as reported, and asserted that
the contest was one between the lead
trust (in combination with the smelters)
and the miners of the Rocky mountains.
The miners were 50,000 strong and they
consumed more agricultural products
of Kansas, and Nebraska than the
whole of Mexico consumed, and Kansas
was indebted to the miners of Colorado
for whatever prosperity she enjoyed.
Continuing his argument, Teller said
if the lend duty was shorn from the bill,
the only thing in it for the benefit of
the great northwest there would not be
a Republican in that region in favor
of the bill, and that there should not
Jones, of Nevada, said the most im
portant feature of the bill for the min
ing industries of the country, was the
duty on lead and lead ores. Not only
were many thousands of persons
engaged in lead mining, but 75 per cent
of the silver yield of the United States
came from mines in which that metal
was found in combination with
lead. Of t hose mines the larger number
would not pay the expenses of operation
for silver alone ; without a duty on lead
and lead ores, those mines would be
abandoned. This would not merely de
stroy a great industry, but would serious
ly affect the supply of the precious met
als which formed' the money of the
Jones paid a'warm tribute to the per
sonal characteristics of the American
miners, and said their labors contributed
largely to the prosperity of the country.
The bill was laid aside informally, and
the house joint resolution, in relation to
oatliM in pension cases, was reported and
passed, authorizing them to be adminis
tered by any person empowered to ad
An Executive Committee Selected for
the State Campaign.
San Francisco, August 25. —At a
meeting of the democratic central com
mittee today the following executive
committee was appointed: George
Patton, Los Angeles; Russell Wilson,
San Bernardino; W. V. Gaffey, Santa
Cruz; Samuel Newman, San Francisco;
M.S. Gregory, Amador; W. F. Goad,
San Francisco; A. F. Jones, Butte;
Charles McCleverty, Alameda; W. Mc-
Mann, San Francisco; J. 11. O'Brien,
jtn Francisco j Hugh Corcoran, Stock
ton ;N. R. Packard, Kern; John Mc-
MurraY, Trinity; William Wilburn, Gil
roy; J. T. Murphy, Santa Clara; A.
M. McAllister, San Luis Obispo;
E. H. Tucker, Fresno; J. I).
Carr, Salinas; R. B. Mitchell,
San Francisco; N. C. Carnal, Alameda;
W. B. Wilshire, San Francisco; C. E.
Phelan, Lakeport; Frank Moffltt, Ala
meda; C. L. Ackerman, San Francisco;
J. F.Thomson,Humboldt; P. Henshaw,
Butte; J. A. Filcher, Placer; Clay W.
Taylor, Shasta; C. P. Beiry, Sutter; VV.
D. Grady, Fresno; R. P. Hammond,
Marin; R. Boyd, G. R. B. Haves, M.
Schmidt, M. Bulger, T. J. Bhackleford,
1). Spencer. A. Rogers, San Francisco;
A. C. Paulsell, San Joaquin; M. V.
Meade, Sierra; J. E" Carr, Nevada; J.
V. Coleman, San Mateo ; W. D. English,
Alameda; John Baggs, Colusa;
E. F. Smith, Sacramento: Chris.
Nelson, Yolo; John Markley, So
noma; Edward McGettigan, Solano; W.
J. Bryan, W. Turnbull, J. W. McDonald,
San Francisco; N. (). Bradley, Tulare; S.
N. Rucker, Santa Clara; Hi Rose, Colu
sa; W. J. llunsaker, San Diego; F. Cox,
Sacramento; Byron Waters. San Ber
nardino; Jim 11. Budd, San Joaquin,and
K. Heath, Santa Barbara.
The committee will elect officers to
AT THE STOCKYARDS.
Engineers and Firemen Resume Work
ami Switchmen Go Out,
Chicago, August 25. —The striking
engineers and firemen at the stock
yards returned to work this afternoon,
the switchmen association having ac
cepted the modified terms offered by the
strikers. Tonight the switchmen,
thinking the time propitious for a de
mand of an increase, of wages' and
thing to profit by the victory of the
firemen ami egineers, struck and the
stock yards railway is once more
The St. Clair Tunnelled.
Port Huron, Mich., August 25.—The
workmen upon the two ends of the St.
Clair river tunnel, between Port Huron
and Sarnia, Ont., shook hands
with each other this morning under the
St. Clair river, and made the great sub
terranean highway echo with their
cheers. This marks the completion of
thegieatest river tunnel in the world,
and probably the greatest piece of engi
neering in this country. It is eleven
feet longer than the Brooklyn bridge.
A Brick Boycott.
New York, August 25.—8y noon to
morrow all the brick in this city will
have been used. Six million bricks are
used daily in New York, Brooklyn and
Jersey City, and the brick makers along
the Hudson and about Philadelphia,
have cut off the supply. The union
workmen of three cities have boycotted
the Hudson river managers, and as a
result 1000 men will be compelled to
A Collision in' Arizona.
Tucson, Ariz., August 25.—A passen
ger train collided with a freight near
Pantano. F. S. Floyd had his skull
fractured and was otherwise seriously
hurt; two section foremen were seri
ously injured ; three Mexican laborers
had'both legs broken; Jas Mead fcwas
injured in the head.
The Bingham Ordinance Knocked Out.
San Francisco, August 25. —United
States Circuit Judge Sawyer this morn
ing rendered a decision in the Bingham
ordinance case,' holding it unconstitu
BLAINE ISN'T IN IT.
The Plumed Knight Not Pos
ing for the Presidency.
Circumstances Absolutely Pre
clude His Running.
He Finds Himself at Variance With
His Party's Policy.
His Opposition to the Lodge Force Bill and
The McKinley Tariff Bill
Is His Nemesis.
Associated Press Dispatches. |
AVashington, August 25. —A Washing
ton special to the Philadelphia Times
has the following alleged trustworthy
news: A close and intimate friend of
Blame is said to have asked him quite
recently whether he would under any
circumstances be a candidate for the
presidency in '92, or whether he would
allow his friends to push his cause be
fore the national convention. The secre
tary in reply declared in a most positive
way that he had no intention of becom
ing a presidential candidate, and did
not care to pose even as a possibility.
He had no doubt his friends would
be delighted to bring his name before
the convention at a single
word from him, but he added
emphatically that he did not intend to
give that word. This news has created
considerable discussion here, as many
of the secretary's friends had concluded
from his recent actions that he was not
unwilling to seek the nomination, and
had already begin to figure on the
possibilities of such an occurrence. One
of Blame's closest allies in congress
said today, in his opinion the recent
attitude of the Republicans on the
tariff and election bills had much to do
with the secretary's determination.
"He is very strongly op
posed to the election bill,"
said this congressman, "and he is almost
as hostile to the McKinley bill as it now
stands. His efforts to bring his own
views before the people have been so
badly received by many of his former
friends in congress that he is disposed to
await the outcome of events, rather than
put himself at the head of the party in
its present line of policy."
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE.
Their Annual Meeting to he Held at San
San Francisco, August 25.-The Pacific
Coast Board of Commerce has issned a
call (or the annual, meeting to be held at,
Are You Looking
Here Yon Are!
This week we exhibit in our middle window 30 styles of
Men's sack and frock suits, all at one 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, wortli $3.50.
Come in and see us.
CORNER SPRING AND TEMPLE STS,
-Xsa A YEARK-
Buys the Daily Hkrald and'
(t>2 the Weekly Herald. (
IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN.
the rooms of the chamber of commerce,
San Francisco, Wednesday, September
17. All boards of trade and chambers
of commerce of the Pacific coast states
and territories are invited to send repre
sentatives. Hon. J. L. Torrey, of St.
Louis, will deliver an address on "Bank
ruptcy," and Senator Stewart, of
Nevada, has been invited to address
the convention on the subject of "Irriga
tion." M. M. Estee, John P. Irish, W.
H. Mills, Maj. E. W. Jones, of Los
Angeles, E. B. Cushing, of Tacoma,
William Kapus, of Portland, and Gen
eral Gibbons are among those who will
address the board. The subjects for
consideration include the subsidising of
a line of vessels between this coast and
other ports and countries; silver; a
national bankrupt law; the improve
ment of rivers and harbors; coast de
fences ; anti-Chinese legislation; and a
united Pacific coast exhibit at the
Base Ball Kecord.
Chicago, August 25.— Today's ball
games resulted as follows:
At Brooklyn.—Cincinnati, 1; Brook
At Philadelphia. — Philadelphia, 5;
At Boston.—Boston, 15; Pittsburgh. 2.
At New York.—Chicago, ti; New York,
At Philadelphia. — Philadelphia, 6;
At Boston.—Boston, 5; Chicago, 1.
At New York.—Pittsburgh, 9; New-
At Brooklyn.—Buffalo game called at
end of twelfth inning on account of dark
ness, the score standing 5 to 5.
At Toledo.—Toledo, 8; Columbus, 0.
At St. Louis. —St. Louis, 13; Louis
At Rochester.—Rochester, 4; Athlet
Morrow Re-nominated for Congress by
San Francisco, August 25.—The Re
publicans of the fourth congressional dis
trict met today and re-nominated W. W.
Morrow by acclamation.
The Republicans of the second rail
road district tonight nominated J. N.
Lichfield for railroad commissioner. J.
S. Swan was nominated for member of
the state board of equalization, first
Holzjay Again Attempts Snicide.
Marquette, Mich., August 25. —Holz-
jay, the bandit, made another unsuccess
ful attempt to commit suicide in prison
last night. He was found- lying in his
cell in an unconscious condition from loss
| of blood, having severed the arteries on
his wrist with a piece of tin secured
from his slop bucket. His scalp was
also reduced to a pulp from attempts to
I dash out his brains on the prison wall.