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ESTABLISHED IX 1S(
A DAY OF BLOODSHED.
THE STRIKERS IN DEADLY CONFLICT
WITH THE DEPUTIES.
JSix Men and One Woman Shot Down in
.St. Louis?Three Striken Killed at Ea?t
.St. i - uIk?The Guard at Argenta, Arkan
sas Attacked and Killed hy the Strikers.
*St. Louis, April 9.?Tlie outbreak
at East St. Louis to-day seems to have
been wholly unpremeditated. The men
had been b?sy in all the yards with but
slight interference until noon, and it
was thought the day would pass with
out any demonstration by the strikers,
and that it would be recorded as one of
the quietest days since the strike began.
At that hour, however, a number of
strikers, without apparently having
Formed any preconcerted plan,- congre
gated at the relay depot and began the
discussion of the general situation. As
time passed, their number was augment
ed until the original knot of men in
creased to fully 200. The discussion
became animated aud the crowd more
demonstrative, till some one proposed
that they go to the Louisville aud Nash
ville yards and drive oat the men em
The cry of ''On to the Nashville
yards!" was caught up, and the crowd
advanced. As they proceeded their
numbers again increased, some joining
the mob simply as spectators, while
others were, in full sympathy with the
movement, until from 300 to 400 men
were advancing toward tlie yards.
Arriving there they swarmed into the
yards and persuaded the men at work
to strike aud desert their posts. The
crowd remained in the yards for some
lime and. although considerable exeitc
? menf prevailed, no violence was resort
ed to. Just at this time, however, a
Louisville and Nashville freight train
was slowly passing guarded by eight
deputy sheriffs armed with Winchester
rifles. Crowds of men, women and
children had congregated on Broadway
where tlie Louisville and Nashville
tracks cross the street and upon Broad
way railway bridge which spans the
Cohoakia creek and into tlie open space
to the east. Just as this traiu reached
Broadway crossing trouble began. The
crowd on the bridge began to yell and
jeer at ".he officers, and it is asserted
that stor es were thrown, which struck
two or !hrec of them, aud it is also
asserted that a pistol was discharged.
The deputies immediately levelled their
rilles and lired two volleys into the
crowd oa the bridge. Four men fell
dead and one woman was mortally
wounded. The dead arc Patrick Dris
coll, a Wabash section hand, not a
striker; Oscar Washington, painter, not
3s*i ,r '-iriker; jVityr.Conner, toal miner;" not
h strike:: Major Ilichman, null em
ployee, not a strker. Mrs. Ilfefler,
said to be the wife of a striker, was
shot in the back and mortally wounded.
TJie greatest excitement prevailed im
mediately and pandemonium reigned.
The crowd lied in every direction, and
when the deputies realized how fearful
was the result of* their lire, sought
means of escape by rushing for the
bridge, with a view of neeing to this city.
At the approach, and just at the bridge
tower on the east side, they were met
by Mayor Joyce, City Clerk Canty and
A. Boardraan, who seized the deputies'
guns and endeavored to turn them back.
One of the deputies in bis terror lired j
upon the trio, killing a man named C.
E. Thompson, who . stood between
Joyce and Canty. Some shots were fired
by the remaining deputies at approach
ing strikers ami all started over the j
The scene on the bridge was one of
the wildest confusion and excitement.
Coal teams and other teams with wagons
were galloping westward, and their
drivers shouting to all pedestrians and
teamsters to run back. Women and
men on foot were running toward the
city aud waving back all they met. while
immediately behind came the deputies,
pursued by the vanguard of the crowd
from East St. Louis. One of the frighten
ed guards threw Iiis guu into the river,
while another hid his weapon in a wagon
that was in full retreat. On arriving iu
the city the deputies went at once to the
Chestnut street police station, where,
after stating the facts,-they surrendered
to the Sergeant iu charge and were Uikcu
to the Four Courts, where they were
placed in custody, after giving the follow
ing names: P. G. Hewlett. John Hague,
.Sam Jones, John F. Williams. G. Luster,
Stewart Martiu, George Maruell ami W. >
About half an hour after the shoot
ing an excited and an?ry mob gathered
in the square between the City Hall and
the police station. A man named
Dwyer, a gambler, in no way connected
with the strike, became the centre of the
crowd, who cheered the incendiary state
ments which he uttered. lie urged the
men to "hang ami kill." and was iu the
midst of an appeal to the mob to follow
him to the Ohio and Mississippi depot
Co '?hunt for deputy sheriffs," when |
John W. Hayes, a member or thegener- j
;il Executive Committee of the Knights j
of Labor, M. O'Neill and a Knight of j
Labor named Brown, arrived from this I
side. Brown who travels with the j
General Board in the capacity of the
Knights of Labor orator and lecturer.!
mounted the stairs leading to the police j
station aud yelled at the mob for atten
tion, but tin' infuriated men answered
him with "Hang the curs!" "Kill
/hem!*'- Hayes, who was standing at
Brown's side, turned to a prominent!
Kuight and asked him to introduce
Brown to the mob as the representative
of the General Executive Committee.
The man replied in ;i frightened man
ner: "It'I do they'll hang me."
Brown turned on film and said: "Yes,
if you don't they ought to hang you."
Then, turning to the mob. which kept
Up the cry to "Kill, kill and burn."
Brown be^au an impassioned appeal for '
quiet, law and order, and, by sheer force I
of his earnestness, riveted the attention
of the crowd, but only for a few minutes
at a time, lor they would break away
from the spell of his eloquence and take j
up their revolutionary yells. Drown
'?Men and Brothers! For God's sake
keep quiet. I implore you, in the name
of humanity, in the name of the great
Order of Kuights of Labor, in the name
of every law# both of the Order aud of
your country, to restrain yourselves and
do no violence. Remember that you
are sworn brothers. Do not forget that
you are Knights of Labor, and that you
arc pledged to obey the laws of the order
and the commands of your committee
At this point Dwyer broke in: ''Yes.
why don't you talk for Jay Gould nnd
be done with it. They shot down our >
men, and you ask us to be quiet. 1
say hang them." The crowd took up
the words, crying "?bum. kil: and
Brown pointed his finger at Dwyer
and asked him: "Are you a Knight of
Labor?" Dwyer dodged the question
and yelled, "Kill the brutes !" -'Are
you a Knight of Labor, I ask," said
"No," answered Dwyer, "but I'm
with them on every thing, you can bet." !
"I knew that you were not a Knight
I of Labor. I knew that no Knight would ?
! talk as you do, Again brothers. I ap-1
j peal to you to he calm and disperse to!
your homes. If you will not obey oar
I laws remember that you arc foresworn i
! that you arc no longer a Knight of Labor.'
! Brothers. I bcu of you do bothing rash. \
! What! oh ! what will the Knights of the
country think of you V Oh! what will j
the whole world think of our great j
order? Don't forget how hard we
worked to build up our order. Oh ! do
not tear it down in ruin. All men who
cite you to strife are not true Knights of j
Labor. They are worse than detectives
of the railroads who are trying to hunt
you down. Shun them! Shun them! as
you would murder!"
While Brown was speaking. Commit
tecman Hayes walked up and down the
platform, exclaiming in a despairing
manner: "Oh. my God! my God! I
wish this had not happened."
His. eyes were watery: he was al
most crying, and when he addressed the
mob after Brown his voic failed, and
he was obliged to pause for utterance.
Hayse's speech was of the same tenor
as Browns's, as was also that of O'Ncil, I
who followed Hayes.
Casper Ileep, another prominent
Knight who had arrived, was busy |
among the crowd, trying upon the more j
excited individuals arguments which the
committeemcn were urging from the
platform. After awhile the temper of
^he-mob^ooleddown, and. ibey dispersed,?
with threats to avenge the deaths caus
ed by the deputies.
Mayor Joyce, after his encounter with 1
the deputies on the bridge, when he'
attempted to arrest them in their flight. |;
went through the excited crowds to his !
I office. lie attempted to calm the men.
but found it was useless. The streets j
1 aud sidewalks were blocked with men. |
women aud children, who rushed in
every direction. Beaching his ollieo
about au hour alter the shooting, he at
oucc issued a proclamation to close all!
saloons and warning the women and
minors to keep oil' the streets. He was
seen with Bailey and Hayes of the!
Knights of Labor, who were urging Inm i
to do all in his power to calm the men.!
He said that he had not?ied the govern
ment two weeks ago but that they had :
done nothing, and that he (the Mayor)
was utterly powerless.
St. Louis, April 9.?At noon the
Sheriff telegraphed Governor Oglesby a ?
report of the condition of affairs, and I
received a reply that the militia would
be sent at once. A few of the more vio-1
lent of the strikers who had gathered at!
the City Hall after arming themselves'
annouced their intention of attacking*
[the deputies on gaurd at the Ohio and
I Mississippi yards, and advanced in that;
j direction. When near the yard they
were met by several deputies and fired
on. One of their number was killed.
They say some of the deputies who failed 1
to escape with those who fled to this
city were chased by the crowd into a ;
freight warehouse, and the offices of the
Louisville aud Nashville Company
warehouse was surrounded by au im- 1
mensc crowd, who howled and yelled
and urged one another to attack the !
stronghold and drive the deputies out. j \
The men went among the crowds, urging j
that arms be procured and all the depu-;1
tics they could find be. sind,
Some of the deputies, watching their
opportunity, slipped out and worked'
their way among freight cars unobserv
ed. A Louisville and Nashville freight
car backed down alongside the platform
and took away the others to a place of!
Two deputies were sighted by the strik-'.
ere, who procured arms, und were chased
under the bridge. One of them was ?
caught in front of'Tonev's House on the
levee and was beaten to death by the
mob. Another was reported to have)
been shot as he was escaping under the :;
approaches to the bridge. j
A DiiiiKrrou* Drug.
The use of cocaine In Detroit is lie
coming alarmingly prevalent. A Bank
cashier named McDonald and J. A.'
Fisk. proprietor of the city laundries,
are the two latest victims. Fisk began
using cocaine last summer for catarrh
by painting his nostrils with it. and later
look it internally. On Wednesday he i
was removed ti> Harper hospital for'i
treatment, lie is lull of vagaries, al-ji
ternatelv imagining thai he is the Al
mighty ami Immaculate Conception and
again asserting that he has been raised
from the dead. McDonald wandered to
Toronto while guttering from mental
.aberration caused by the drug. Several
other more ">r less prominent Detroiters'
are known t>> be in a bad way from
using the drug. ;
AtfGEBTTllG-, S. C, Till
? ELEVEN LIVES LOST.
A TRAIN MAKES A TERRIFIC PLUNGE
OF 200 FEET.
Full Particular* of the Railroad Accident
at the Deerflcld Itlver?Thirty Wounded
?The Curs Bunted to the Water's Etlge.
Greenfield, Mass.. April 7.?A
terrible disaster occurred on the Fitch-1
burg Railroad to-night midway between
Cardwell's Ferry and West Deerfield
Station. The east bound passenger
train from North Adams, due at Green
field at 0 05 1\ M., went over nn em
baukmeut 200 feet in height. The train
consisted of a baggage car, a smoker, a
sleeping car. a mail car and two ordina
ry passenger cars. The point where
the calamity occurred is the most
dangerous point on the road. The
track runs on the edge of an embank
ment two hundred feet above Deerfield
river. The batik is steep and is covered
with huge boulders and masses of shale
rock with which the road bed has been
filled. When the train arrived at this
point the track commenced to settle
under it for a distance covering its length.
The coaches broke from their trucks and
went roiling over and over down the
precipice. The engine broke from the
tender, tearing up the track lor twenty
feet. Below rolled the Deerfield river,
on the very edge of which the cars were
thrown. As soon as they struck they
caught fire from the stoves. The
shrieks of the wounded and dying filled
the air and for a time the scene was
terrible. The sleeping car was an en
tire wreck. It was occupied by several
passengers, uot one of whom at this
hour are known to have escaped injury.
Throughout the night the trainmen work
ed in removing the wreck. Lip to noon
ten bodies, nine of which were removed
from beneath the submerged wreck, and
f,hc other from the car in which the vic
tim had been burned to death, had been
found. As nearly as can now be ascer
tained, thirty persons were wounded.
Eugiueer Littlejohn died this morning.
Conductor Foster is not as badly hurt as
was^reported. He escaped with a few
severe cuts. It is imposible to obtain
the names of some of the sufferers, the
physicians brolubiting?any questioning.
The extent of the damage to the train
could not be clearly seen until daylight.
It was then found that the cars that had
been hurled down the embankment were,
with one exception, burned to the water's
edge. All were utterly ruined, and the
engine, although it remained on the
bank, was almost completely demol
Two Women aud an Old Man Cruelly ,
DaltoN, Ca.. April 0.?Mr. B. C.
Oyle, an old man and respected citizen
)f Dttlton, who has been working iu the
j;old mines upon Cohutta mountain, in
Murray county, was recently taken at
light by twelve ?masked men aud severe-I
y beaten. Two women were also taken 1
Irotn the house where he was boarding
ind were severely whipped?-one of!
Ihcm, a young women, lainling under]
the severe and brutal treatment. Mr. I
Coyle was taken oli'some distance and!
Iiis'body was literally gashed from head;
10 foot. Aller the ktlkllix had. left him
lie followed aud over look tlicm at a
neighboring bouse, seeking, it* tie could,
lo recognize them lie was then taken
md whipped again more severely than :
it first. The reason they gave for whip
ping him was that he had been report
ing upon them lor running illieit distil
leries, and the women were whipped 1?r
the same reason, so alleged. Mr.
I'oylc after laying up for some cousulcra- j
Idc time, was able to get home, but is ;
?dill suffering, and is under treatment of
i physician. He is a man of excellent
diameter, and is deeply sympathized !
ivilh by all the people of Dalton.
What Can bo Done
By trying again and keeping up courage
many things semingly impossible may
lie attained. Hundreds of hopeless
iiiscs of Kidney and Liver Complaint
lave been cured by Electric Bitters,
if'ter everything else had been tried in
fain. So. don't think there is no cure
for you, but try Electric Bitters. There
s no medicine so safe, so pure, and so
perfect a Blood Purifier. Electric Bit
ters will cure Dyspepsia. Diabetes and
ill Diseases of* the Kidneys. Invalua
ble in ailecttons of Stomach and Liver,
md overcomes all Urinary Dillicultics.
Large Bottles only 50 cts. at Dr. J. G.
A short time asjo a certain young
lady in this county became engaged to
the young man of the old ladies choice
aid the young couple were to have been
married within a few days, but about
.hrec days before the event was to come
off otic of her other suitors came in and
persuaded her to clone with him. and they
soon found an accommodating preach-,
jr to tie the knot that binds them to
.'ether for life, leaving behind the oi l
lady and the disappointed young man to 1
>igh over the fickleness of woman,?
A Horrible Occurrence.
Cm (WOO. April 8.?The mail car re-!
ported from Cleveland as burned on the
Lake Shore llnilrond was a bullet ear.
10t a regular mail car. It was divided |
nto three compartments?baggage,
dtclici) and smoking. In the baitgagc
Icpartmcut were eleven mail pouches
md two corpses. The car and entire
?outcnts were destroyed.
The gin bouse on Mrs. M. K. Gil
?am's plantation, in Xewberry County,
fell doing considerable damage. Fif
teen hundred bushels of COttoil seed
was mixed with the ruins of the house,
mil will be nearly a total loss. There1
were two gins arid a small thresher in
the gin bouse, and these were more or'
less injured. 1
CHICAGO, April 5.?A dazed looking.;
well-dressed young man. not more than
25 years old. carried an unconscious
w?mari into a house in West Madison !
street early this morning. Where a
: sign announces that furnished rooms arc
j to let. Dr. C. J. Adams, who was
! summoned at once, found the woman
dead, and upon statements made by the
young man declared that her death was j
due to opium smoking. The woman had
been' known as Jennie E. Woods, bear
ing tl :e name of a man with whom she had!
j lived in Dearborn avenue. She was 21 j
years old, and a bright attractive girl.
I Eighteen months ago she left a local j
j theatrical troupe with which she had j
been plaving and began studying nhort- |
I hand."'-.Theo she returned to the stnse
I and w.eot to New York playing there in '
minor^parts. and with a company which
traveled through the State. In Novem
ber she returned to Chicago and had
since lived with Woods.
Last night she and the young man
j who took her to the house in West Madi-'
\ son street went to the house and engag-!
i cd a room. The young man was known '
I only ? Bums, but seemed to be in good 1
J circumstances and was fashionably;
j dressed. According to the story he I
j told Dr. Adams Jennie Woods, and be |
I went to Sam Lee's opium den in Fourth !
j avenue, about midnight, and there she j
smoked eight or ten pipes of the drug.;
Whet^'she become unconscious Hums!
put her in a carriage and took her back j
to the West Madison street house. !
After telling the doctor this much Burns
cleared out, and has not yet been found.
It is said that Jennie Woods was a
member of a good family. She wore
costly clothes and a wedding ring upon
which were Inscribed the leters "T.
H. R ?
a level-headed farmer.
Kannen? Alone to Blame for their Pov
Editor of the News and Courier :
Ivhave Been reading with great inter
est Vln your valuable paper about the
farmers' movement, and while I am
uuder the opinion that something should
be done to assist the farmers out of their
present coudition, I cannot believe that
this can be done by assailing our Gov
ernment and trying to attach the bla.ne
to those who are in office. Docs any
one?jbebevc that the cause of the poverty
stricken condition of our farmers rests
i upon our Government? 1 admit that
our taxes are growing too fast, but with
this exception I see no reason for torn
vla*^ I am a farmer myself, and I
tv.ve v>rc -debts than T ought to owe,
I and I am poorer than I ought to be. but
I lib not blame ouV Government for that.
It is my own individual fault. If every
office in the State was filled with far
mers. I would not expect them to pay I
my debts, nor cultivate my land. I
must do this by my own industry and j
economy. In my opinion the farmers'
groat need is to ioarn to be more syste
matic in their business, and lo raise |
more supplies at home and depend on '
cotton less. Wp buy too much com-'
mcrcial fertilizers and allow loo much
manures to waste around our premises.!
Wc buy ton many thin*_'s at high prices j
on credit. I would advise my fellow
farmers to try to improve in these re
spects, and to work more like business
men. and to pay less attention lo politi-'
cians and politics. II. A. Ml ms. i
CAKTKItSVthLK, S. ( '., March SO. j
Selling Her Soul to.Satan.
Omaha, Nisu., April 7.?Laura Phil
lips, a pretty and well educated young j
lady from Valiscoe, Iowa, committed 1
suicide yesterday in a very sensational i
manner. She took blood from her own I
veins and wrote with it the following
note, which was found on her pillow:
I, Laura Phillips, hereby sell my soul to I
the devil, in consideration for which he
agrees to give nie wealth, beauty and pow
er to overcome all my enemies.
She had taken a heavy dose of mor
phine. Her home offered her every
comfort, but she left it and came here
three years ago. and step by step she
went to destruction.
Taken the Cake.
Wc have been shown a shawl which,
for age. we believe will take the cake
over any of the family keepsakes hereto
fore recorded in the Monitor. The
shawl is now in the possession of Mrs.
Barbara (Junter, wife of Mr. Elias!
Gunter, near Batesbnrg. It was pre-1
seated by Marv Taylor to Mrs. Gunter's !
grandmother in 1757?12'.) years ago. |
She was then ten years of age. The. j
shawl is about three-fourths of a yard!
square, of white, frabric, and is bordered j
with a light fringe, about one inch in;
depth. It is in a remarkable state of j
preservation and is highly prized as a
family relic?Johnston Monitor.
Kxeltement In Texas.
Great excitement lias been caused in the j
vicinity of Paris, Tex., by the rcmarka- j
bin recovery of Mr. J. K. Corlcy, who
was so helpless he could not turn in bed.!
or raise, his head ; everybody said be was j
dying of Consumption. A trial buttle!
of Dr. Kind's New Discovery was sent:
him. Finding relief, he. bought a large j
bottle and a box of Dr. King's New Life
Pills; by the time he had taken two
boxes of Pills and two bottles of the;
Discovery, he was well and had gained ,
in Mesh thirty-six pounds. Trial Mottles
of this deal Discovery for Consump
tion free at Dr. J. (I. Wannamaker.
Itioting has been renewed in East
St. Louis and the police had tu
bring their Winchester rilles to bear on
the crowd before they iwiild be made i
Logan's army bill has been killed in
the Senate. Logan has been making
slow haste with his Presidential boom
BLOODY RIOT AT LAREDO.
A Cannon C'lyir^fii With Nails Fired into
Galvestox. April s.?A special to
the News from Laredo says: The in-,
tense excitement and lawlessness whicli
has prevailed here the past fortnight,
culminated last evening in a bloody
riot. The immediate cause is attributed i
by many to a circular which appeared
yesterday morning, announcing that the
Democratic party would hold funeral
services at 4 o'clock in the afternoon
DVer the party known as the "Huarehcs."
Directly after the appearance of the
circular, it was announced that the
?'Iluarches" jjartv would prevent by
force any .-ucli demonstration. At 4
o'clock the streets leading to -the point
where the Democratic procession was
to start were crowded with armed men.
For a half hour the suspense was in
tolerable. It was then announced that
there would be uo effort to bury an
eftigy of the defeated party. This had
a pacific effect, and the crowd began to
disperse. Suddenly the music of the
Democratic band struck up and the pro
cession moved out to and down Main
street, and turned into the street lead
ing to the. main pla/a. When the head
of the column had reached the front of
Martin's store a party of men armed
with Winchesters and revolvers charged
the procession. Instantly over one
hundred men became engaged in a dead
ly conflict, and for half an hour a regu
lar battle raged along the street near
the river. During the hcigth or the.
coullict, a small cannon which had been
used by the "Iliiarches" party, and
which is said to have been charged with
uails and stones, was fired down the
street. By /> o'clock the mob spirit
was supremo, and it was feared that the
women and children would be at the
mercy of the rioters.
At this critical moment word was dis
patched to Colonel Barnard, command
ant lit Fort Mclntosh, that the heavy
firing in the city was caused by au at
tack by Mexicans from the other side of
the liio Graudc. It took but a lew
momeuts to double-quick two companies
of infantry into the town, before whom
the mob quickly dispersed, and in a
short time every armed man on the
street had his weapons taken away from
him and order wns restored. The casual
tics so far as known are live killed and
three wounded. All the killed were
Mexicans except one young American
named Brecker. The wounded are
LInncha Garcia, Mr. L'aggcnpohl and a
nephew of Dario Gonzales. Paggenpohl
is a prominent citizen, and was wound
ed by a stray bullet while standing in
the front of" A. G. Dickinson's law
Dlfice. Those who took part in the
Democratic procession claim that they
ivcre lired into and only acted ?n the de
fensive. The excitement last night was
intense, but it is thought that further
TEN MEN CRUSHED TO DEATH.
i\ Frightful Casualty Keealled ill which a
Hundred Lives were Lost.
Lawkkxce, Mass.. April 10.?Flic
jrokc out in the picker room of I he
L'embcrlon Mill in o'clock Ibis morning
ind gained great headway before the
ircmcn could get to work on it. At 11:
In a general alarm was riitur, suminon
ng the whole lire department. All the
iperafives were sent out. Kiglil inn:
ivere in lite room when the lire started
md a large quantity of material was in
Lhe building. The structure is situated
du the river bank in rear of the null and
is three stories high and -41 ><i feet long.
Tin; mam mill itself is seven stories
high. The looms and machinery wen;
at lhe south end of the mill. The mill
next to the reservoir was much damaged
early during the lire.
At 12 :;o the walls of the rear build
ing gave way. burying ten persons,
including tour firemen, all of whom arc
probably killed. Engines from North
Audover. Andovcr and Methueu arriv
ed at 1 o'clock and joined the Lawrence
lire department in lighting the llaines.
At 1.30 1'. M. the lire began to succumb
to the efforts of the united departments,
and it is probable that the mam mill will
be saved. This is the mill that fell in
1800, when 100 lives were lost.
Maj. William M. Clinc died on Mon
day at the poor house near Griffin, Gn.
In the fifties Major (.'line was one of
Griffin's most prosperous and popular
citizens, lie was an officer of the Macon
md Western railway. He was mayor
DfGritHn in lS58and 1859, and frequent
ly an aldermen before and after that
Lime. While in the zenith of his pros
perity and good fortune he began to
[trink. Steadily the habit grew on him
until be lost bis position, properly and
friends and became a beggur on the
streets. For a number of years he liv
id in a little room over one of the stores
md subsisted on t lie charity of his former
friends. About a year ago he was led
"over the hills to the poor house," and
the once gifted, promising Mayor of
[rrifiin died a pauper.
??I* tlu> Negro a Failure?"
At a meeting of the Washington I). ('..
Presbytery recently. Dr. I'hraner said:
?Unless one had seen it personally he
iVOllld never believe that such scenes
:ould be enacted in churches as are seen
laily in lhe colored Methodist and Bap
List churches throughout the South. It
is the opinion of many noted men that
Lhe colored race is generally deterioral
ing, and while some of thou*, under
jood instruction, are advancing rapidly,
generally they seem to Im? losing ground.
The Separation between them and lhe
whites is greater than ever, and left to
themselves I hey are plunging into the
darkness of ignorance and superstitious
enthusiasm regarding religion."
A negro in Williamsbtirg died from
lockjaw caused from having two ling
ers, slightly mashed in a straw (Hitter.
the Surging Muss,
Idoodshcd will be avoided.
A Sail Tale.
E si.50 PER ANNH1.
I JAY GOULD'S CBBIE.
DEATH OF THE EIGHTH VICTIM OF
THE EAST ST. LOUIS RIOT
1 Cast invr up Casual I ies?Kurt j -Two Freight
Cars lltirned and 938,000 Worth of Prop,
erty Destroyed?Seventeen Companies
! of Troops Preserving Order.
East St. Louis. April 10.?The (ires
of last night are now under control.
Fifty freight cars, the scale, houses and
i lumber yards were completely destroy
i ed. The round-houses and shops were
! partially saved. No railway officials
; are around to direct troops where they
j will be most uecded. The fires were
all incendiary and started about 0
o'clock last night. Large crowds of
strikers and citizens are collected in
groups ovor the city and are still de
termined to have revenge for yesterday's
massacre. Public sentiment is running
? Firemen aud engiues were scut from
St. Louis to help put out the fire, but
their hose was cut and the men intitni-*
dated. They returned without being
able to render any assistance.
St. Louis, April 10.?The Executive
Hoard of the Knights of Labor, when
news of the shooting readied them, pro*
j cccdcd at once to East St. Louis and
there conferred with a number of citi
zens and got the general opinion as to
the affair. After advising every one
against violence the Hoard returned to
this side aud prepared the following tele
gram and sent it out as an expression of
the Hoard's opinion of the affair:
St. Louis, Mo., April 'J. 18SG.
I To Jay Gould. .\'ein York.
The following advertisement appeared
j in many of the leading papers of the 7th
i "Louisville & Nashville E. R. Co.,
Office ok The Aoent,
"AritiL ?, 1S8G.
'?Teil good men from here are wan
ted as deputy Marshals at East St.
Louis, to protect the Louisville aud
Nashville employees. Five dollars per
day and board will be paid. Also, a
number ol platform meu can be given em
ployment. Only men who have plenty of
grit and mean business need apply. Ap
ply at encc. T. S. Genung, Agent."
How well this advertisement has
been answered is seen by their work of
to-day in East St. Louis?six men and
one woman were murdered by those
who had "plenty of grit and meant
buisness." By your action iu refusing
the peaceful negotiations solicited by
the Hoard of Arbitration, you, and you
alone, must be held responsible by the
world for the lives of these lunoccnt
John W. Hayes.
Per order of the Board.
East St. Louis, April 10.?The city
has been in a slate of panic during the
entire night owing to the numerous
i incendiary fires, but with the presence
? of the military which is guarding all the
I main lines of track diverging from the
relay depot, something like order ap
pears to promise, for the day.
I t is impossible at this hour to more
than approximate the damage by last
nighl's lires. They were all confined to
railroad property, aud the officers seut
; with the troops report about twenty to
thirty cars destroyed, loaded with mer
chandise and coal. The greatest dam
age occurred at the Cairo Short Line
yards, about one mile from the relay
depot, where probably fifteen cars were
destroyed, and the Humes for a time
. threatened the destruction of one or two
hundred cars in the immediate vicinity.
The yards were unprotected by the prcs
| encc of an active Deputy or an offiiccr
of any kind, until Company I) of Cham
paign arrived at the scene of the fire.
L'lltil the arrival of the troops the fire
j was permitted to burn at its will. Two
I members of this company were fonnd
who could fire and run locomotives, and
! a switch engine being placed at their
disposal, they succeeded in dragging
away from the burning cars fully one
i hundred box and coal cars.
J Three companies of troops from
Greenville, Paris and Champaign arc
I now stationed at the Louisville and
i Nashville and the Cairo Short Line
j yards. The main body of the troops.
! beyond a few sentries stationed at the
1 railroad switches, remains m the vicini
I ty of the relay depot. No serious
I opposition ol any character has beset
! the troops.
I A mau named Andrew Jones, a Knight
j of Labor, was sind yesterday and is not
! expected to live through the night. 11c
j will make the eighth person killed thus
! far. The city remains quiet. A walk
I through the buisness and resilience
' streets gives the impression that ft is dc
' sorted aud dead, except that now and
then clusters of sullen men are tobe
seen at the street intersections watch
ing the movements of the troops. The
; saloons are closed and nearly every
' store is closed with the windows and
doors barred. The troops have been
distributed in platoons and companies
at the principal yards and shops and
in the. vicinity of the large elevators on
the levee along the Mississippi River.
Kills Wile and Child.
St. Fkancls, Auk., April 7,-\Vm.
Ellis, a hard drinker, habitually abused
bis wife. After being badly beaten
yesterday, Mrs. Ellis took her child in
her arms and started lor a magistrate's
office to procure a warrant lor Ellis'
arrest Ellis followed, and shot at her
with a Winchester rille, the ball passing
through the bodies of the mother and
child, killing both. Ellis was hurried
to jail at Hoydsville to save him Iroin
The month of March, with its dry
winds, has always been a disastrous
one in the lire record. The waste for
this countrv and Canada for that
month has averaged S7.ixx>,ixx>. Last
year the March losses footed up 89.UU0,-.
ouO, and this time are ><lo,i?50,0<JO.