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MAYSVILLE, KYM TUESDAY, JULY 26, 1904.
A GIGANTIC STRIK
All the Allied Trades Unions
With the Exception of
Two Quit Work.
THE TEAMSTERS AND ENGINEERS,
What Promises to Be One of the Bit-
terst Fights Between Capital and
Lahor is Now On.
Efforts of Teamsters' Union to 8ettle
the Trouble Failed and They and
the Stationary Engineers Will
Join the Strikers.
Chicago, July 26. With nil peace
.negotiations broken off and with all
.tho allied trades unions employed at
the different plants, with the exception
,of the teamsters and tho stationary
engineers, out on strike in sympathy
iwlth the butcher workmen who quit
work two weeks ago, the stock yards
strike Monday night had settled down
to what promises to be one of the bit
terest fights between capital and labor
In the history of America. As ha9
heon threatened for some time, the
allied trades employed in the packing
Industry quit work when called on
, Monday to assist the striking butch
ers in their efforts to bring the pack
ers to torms. In several instances the
men did not wait for the official noti
fication from their leaders to go on
strike, but threw down their tools and
quit work of their own accord.
At 6 o'clock Monday night the state
ment was made by Michael J. "Donnel
ly, president of the Butchers' union,
that every union man employed at the
stock yards with the exception of tho
teamsters and engineers, had respond
ed to orders for a general sympathetic
strike. The engineers, he declared,
would Join the strikers Tuesday morn
ing, and unless there was speedy set
tlement of the difficulty, he said the
teamsters would undoubtedly join
their brother workmen in their strug
gle for supremacy. According to Mr.
Donnelly, Monday's strike Bwelled the
number of men who have quit work
at the stock yards In Chicago alone to
nearly 30,000 persons. Both sides to
the controversy declared Monday
night that they were perfectly satis
fled with the present state of affairs
and that they were willing to make It a
fight to a finish to determine who
shall dictate the terms of a settle
ment. A new phase of the strike situation
developed late Monday afternoon
when notice was given by the unions
to the independent packers at tho
stock yards that their men would not
be allowed to handle animals which
had been brought Into the yards or
handled in any way by non-union men.'
It is necessary for these independent
concerns to take all of their live stock
into their yards over Union stock
yards runways, where the stock must
be handled by non-union men, since
the union men employed by the stock
yards company in this line of work
were among the employes who joined
the sympathetic strike Monday. The
ultimatum of the unions leaves the
Independent packers no alternative
hut to receive their live stock direct
ly from tho country or else close down
business entirely. A meeting of the
independent packers was held Mon
day night to map out some plan of
action, but no definite conclusion was
reported. Another meeting will be
held Tuesday to further consider the
Before peace negotiations had been
entirely broken off Monday, represen
tatives of the teamsters' union, as had
been agreed on Sunday night, were in
conferencq with the packers In an ef
fort to arrange some sort of a settle
ment which would prevent a spread of
the Btrlke. At this meeting tho pack
ers were asked to concede that the
first peace agreement, signed last
Wednesday, and which was later re
pudiated by the strikers whtn a sec
ond strike was called, be considered
null and void and that the packers
submit a new proposition for peace
terms. The committee also notified
the packers that the striking butchers
would stand by last Saturday's de
mand, which was that all men bo re
instated within ten days or their cases
be submitted to immediate arbitration;
all butchers and casing men to be ta
ken back within 18 hours after work
was resumed. No progress toward a
settlement was made at the confer
ence and tho teamsters commltteo re
tired to consider a, now proposition.
Immediately upon the return of tho
teamsters committee to union head
quarters they entered into a confer
ence with the representatives of the
allied trades to consider a proposition
submitted to the unions by tho repre
sentatives of tho packers. In tho
meeting between tho teamsters and
the packers, the latter offered to
change the time of reinstating all the
strikers from 45 to 35 days. They
made no concessions other than this
aad this proposal was submitted t
the allied trades commltteo Presl
dent Donnelly, of the Butchers' union,
however, refused to consider the pro
posal and all hope of an Immediate
settlement was lost.
MILL OPERATIVES STRIKE.
About Twenty-8Ix Thousand Went Out
at Fall River, Mass.
Fall River, Mass., July 26. The first
day of the strike of 2C.000 cotton mill
operatives here passed quietly and so,
in all probability, will pass the suc
ceeding days for the reason that the
opposition to the strike on the part of
the operatives is so slight as to be
hnrdly a feature.
The mill owners and their opera
tives are determined in their posi
tions and the outcome is hard to pre
dict. With the strikers it is a ques
tion of how long they can do without
their wages and exist on strike bene
fits. On the part of the owners it is
a matter of how long they can afford
to have their mills closed down. At
present the cotton and cloth markets
are not at their best.
A portion of one mill was operated
until noon Monday and at another mill
some 20 men worked all day. When
the mill gates In Fall River were open
ed Monday morning less than 300, con
servatively estimated, out of an army
of some 26,000 operatives, reported
WAR NEWS IS SCANT.
The Reports Indicate That the Rus
sians Suffered a Serious Check.
London, July 26. War news In the
newspapers Tuesday morning is most
scant, but all reports indicate that the
Russians have suffered a serious
check in the vicinity of Tatchekiao.
The Dally Telegraph's Liao Yang
correspondent telegraphing Sunday,
reports that Tatchekiao was definitely
evacuated after a severe engagement
which was intended to retard a Japan
ese flank movement on Liao Yang, but
the dispatch does not give the place
of the battle or the date.
LINCOLN REPUBLICAN PARTY.
B. T. Washington Will Be Asked to
Become Its Presidential Candidate.
St. Louis, July 26. A committee ap
pointed Monday by the national con
vention of the Lincoln republican par
ty to Interrogate Booker T. Washing
ton, J. Milton Turner and Bishop H.
M. Turner to ascertain which one of
them would consent to become a can
dldate for president of the United
States on the Lincoln republican tick
et. A national committee was also ap
pointed with E. P. Penn, of Richmond
Va., as chairman.
The Vessel Given a Successful Pre
liminary Speed Trial.
San Francisco, July 26. The battle
ship Ohio, which was built by the
Union Iron works of this city, was
given a preliminary Bpeed trial Mon
day In the bay. It Is said that her per
formance exceeded the most sanguine
expectations of her builders. She will
leave this port for Santa Barbara on
Thursday, where she will be tried out
over an official course.
8ENT TO CHICAGO.
Fifty Men Left Cincinnati to Take the
Placet of Strikers.
Cincinnati, July 26 Tho employ
ment agencies here Monday sent 50
men to Chicago and havo two car
loads engaged for Tuesday. These
men are engaged on orders from the
Chicago packing houses at $5 per day
for meat cutters and $2.50 for laborers.
The men are to be lodged and board
ed by the employers. Transportation
Russians Utterly Routed.
Paris, July 26. A dispatch to the
Matin from New Chwailg says that
heavy firing continued all day long on
July 24. Tho battle lasted for 1G
hours. The Russians were driven
back on the east side and were re
ported to bo utterly routed.
Rr. Adm. 8lg6beo's Squadron.
San Juan, P. R., July 26. Rr. Adm.
Sigobee'e squadron, tho flagBhlp New
ark and the gunboats Topeka and
Scorpion arrived .from Santo Domingo,
where they had escorted Minister Daw
son after a tour of the principal coast
cities of tho republic.
Adm. Cooper Arrives In Frisco.
San Francisco, July 26. Among the
passengers on tho steamer China,
which arrived from the Orient Mon
day, was Adm. Cooper, who has been
relieved from his command on tho
Asiatic station and caroo homo on slclc
Big Four Passenger Train Struck
an Electric Car in In
LATTER HURLED TWENTY FEET.
Two Persons Were Killed Outright
and About a Cozen Injured, Some
of Whom May Die.
Some Witnesses Claim the Air Brakes
Failed to Work and Others Blame
the Accident on the Traction
Indianapolis, Ind., July 26. Two per
sons were killed and several Injured
in a collision between southbound Big
Four passenger train No. 18 and a
westbound Prospect-Blake electric car
at Washington and Missouri streets
at G:05 o'clock Monday night. The
dead: Samuel Romans, about 50 years
old, white, crushed beyond recogni
tion; Mrs. William J. Harris, colored,
40 years old, badly mangled about
head and body.
The Injured: Mrs. Logan, suffered
from shock; Kate Ward, colored, cut
about head and face; W. R. Shannon,
bruised and Injured about head; Ma
mie Otwell, 26 years old, cut over eye
and bruised seriously; Helen Menden
hall, aged 3, badly bruised; George H.
Atkins, cut about head; Walter Smith,
colored, 25 years old, severe scalp
wound; Benjamin P. Jones, ribs and
collar bone broken, internal injuries,
which are believed to be fatal; Addle
Burrls, bruised about body and injur
ed Internally; George Whitlock, col
ored, severe cut on head; Mrs. Alice
Perry, badly bruised, injured internal
ly and partially paralyzed.
The locomotive struck the front of
the electric car, throwing It a distance
of 20 feet to one side, Its direction
being almost reversed. The train was
stopped within a few yards of Wash
ington street, and the crew assisted
in clearing the wreckage and caring
for the Injured.
An emergency call was sounded and
the arrival of patrol wagons and am
bulances, coupled with the fact that
the street was at that hour being trav
ersed by hundreds of people who were
on their way home from work, caused
a panic, which made it almost im
possible to learn the number of dead
or ascertain the extent of the Injuries
to mauy of the passengers who were
rushing about seeking relatives or
friends among the fellow passengers.
The cause of the accident Is not
clear. Conflicting stories are told by
passengers and witnesses, several of
whom say that the motorman applied
the air brakes which failed to re
spond. Others claim that the conduc
tor of the electric car failed to pro
ceed ahead of the car for the purpose
of seeing that the track was clear.
Within a few minutes after the in
jured had been hurried to the hospi
tals and the dead transferred to tho
morgue, officials reported that four
Reduction In Wages.
Wllllarastown, Mass., July 26. A re
duction In wages of 12 per cent,
went Into effect Monday morning In
the cotton mills of the Wllllamstown
Manufacturing Co., at Wllllamstown,
and the North Pownal Manufacturing
Co., at North Pownal, Vt.
Will Use Electricity.
Port Huron, Mich., July 26. It was
announced Monday that the St. Clair
Tunnel Co. had decided to abolish
steam power and adopt electricity for
moving trains through tho Grand
Trunk tunnel under the St. Clair
Tin Plate Scale Settled.
Newcastle, Pa., July 26. There Is
rejoicing over the settlement of tho
tin plate scale and the great Shenan
go tin plate mill started up full turn
Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock, orders
to that effect having been Issued Mon
day. Heir to the Throne Expected.
St. Petersburg, July 2C. The eyes
of all Russia are now turned towarda
the Alexandra villa at Peterhof, where
the oourt and royal family are assem
bled In anticipation of tho pleasure of
greeting an heir to tho throne.
On the Vergo of a Meat Famine.
Racine, W1b., July 26. Racine 1b on
the verge of a meat f amino. There is
only about enough meat in tho city to
last 24 Tiours, and as all tho dressed
meat comes here from Chicago the
prospect 1b rather gloomy.
To Take Strikers' Places.
Milwaukee, Wis., July 26. Walter
Frank, agent for Nelson Morris & Co.,
Chicago, Monday night sent ten skill
ed butcherB and 40 laborers to Chi
cago to take the places of striking
CREATED A PANIC.
He Frightened Guests With a Pistol
and Is Almost Mobbed.
Estill Springs, Ky., July 26. W.
Godfrey Hunter, jr., a son of Dr. V.
Godfrey Hunter, congressman from the
Eleventh district of Kentucky, and
who killed William Fitzgerald, of
Grand Rapids, Mich., at Guatemala
City, in November, 1902, while his
father, Dr. Hunter, was the American
minister to Guatemala had a narrow
.escape from mob violence at the Thom
as hotel hero Monday.
Young Hunter, who had accompanied
his mother to the springs, threw ISO
women and children In a panic whan
he staggered into the parlor and took
passesslon, threatening to shoot all
ho refused to vacate.
After amusing himself playing the
piano, Hunter began to grab at the
young women ana girls, chasing them
from the iiorches.
Irate husbands" and fathers followed
closely at his heels and were about to
wreak summary vengeance when Judge
Frank Peak interfered and had Hun
ter sent to his room a prisoner. The
hotel manager informed Mrs. Hunter
that her son would have to leave the
place on tho first train.
Hunter, who was kept under guard
made several efforts to escape and
begged his mother for his revolver
saying that he wanted to kill some one.
When tho train came Hunter did not
want to go, but was finally persuadod
to peacefully depart with his mother
and a deputy sheriff.
FOR KENTUCKY HEROES.
Kentucky State Officials Invited to a
Frankfort, Ky., July 26. The mayor
of Monroe, Mich., has Invited the Ken
tucky state officials to be guests of
that city on September 1. to witness
the unveiling of the monument erected
by the state of Michigan to the Ken
tucky soldiers who fell in the battle
of the River Raisin in 1813. Gov.
Beckham may be unable to go, but it
is assured that some of the state offi
cials will show their patriotic spirit
by accepting the Invitation and ex
press Kentucky's appreciation of the
magnanimous act of Michigan In ex
pending $5,000 to commemorate Ken
ALICE REDMAN'S PURPOSE.
It Is To Fix His "Mug" So Other Wom
en Would Avoid Him.
Louisville, Ky., July 26. In a jeal
ous rage Alice Redman, of 729 West
Green street, poured the contents of a
bottle of carbolic acid over the face
of F. A. Kussman, a hack driver with
whom she had been living, while he
lay in bed asleep. In court the wom
an said: "I wanted to fix his 'mug'
so no other woman would havo any
thing to do with him, and I guess I
succeeded. I hope I did, anyway."
She was fined $19 and placed under
$300 bond for 90 days.
But One Left Out of 16.
Mt. Sterling, Ky., July 26. Tho re
mains of Samuel Cravens, who died
smldonly at tho home of his son, in
Bourbon, were brought to this county
and burled In the Cravens graveyard.
He was the father of Hon. J. W. Cra
vens, representative of Menefee and
this county, and leaves but one of a
family of 16 children to survive him.
Killed By the Keeper.
Louisville, Ky., July 20. Jospph
Reff an Inmate of the county poor
house at Jeffersontown, was shot and
killed by Sam Coffey, a former In
mate, employed as an assistant keep
er. Reff had a grudge against Colfey,
and made two attempts to kill him
before he was shot.
Cremated Steinert's Remains.
Newport, Ky., July 26. The remains
of Prof. Henry Stelnert were cremated
at the Cincinnati crematory. Tho de
ceased was a German scholnr who
taught that language at St. John's
church for tho past 30 years. Many
of Nowport's prominent citizens aro
among his pupils.
Alleged Murderers Escape.
Mayking, Ky., July 26. Joseph Cox,
Fred Sweeze, colored, and James
Yeary escaped from tho Big Stone Gap
(Va.) Jail by sawing their way through
the iron door. They nro accused of
murdering nn old man in the Jones
Creek mines two months ago.
Louisville Waives Its Claim.
Louisville, Ky., July 26. Louisville
has waived claims in favor of Cincin
nati for next year's convention of tho
National Association of Railway Mail
Clerks and tho United States Railway
Mail Service Mutual Benefit associa
tion. Asleep On the Track.
Ashland, Ky., July 2C. Bert Rodg
ers, a young surveyor of this city, was
6truck by n Camden Intorstato street
car at Clyffesldo park and instantly
killed. He was asleep, on (he track.
Belief is Strengthening That Rus
sia Seeks to Aflront America,
England and German).
ARE AFTER AMERICAN VESSELS.
She HopeB by This to Find an Avenue
to Gracefully Retire From a
The Wisdom of Destroying Neutral
Prizes Without Trial Unless the
Object la To Involve Other
Powers Is Questioned.
Toklo, July 26. The acts of tko
Vladivostok squadron, In the Pacific,
and of the volunteer fleet In the Red
sea strengthen the belief here that
Russia is deliberately seeking to af
front America, England and Germany
In the hope of finding an avenue for
gracefully retiring from a disastrous
war. There is no argument over the
right of Russia to seize neutral ves
sels carrying actual contraband of
war, but the wisdom of destroying neu
tral prizes without trial unless tho
object is to involve other powers, is
generally questioned. It Is believed
that America will speedily demand a
limitation to articles reasonably con
traband In order to protect her large
Oriental commercial Interests. It Is
expected that Great Britain will pro
test against the sinking of the Knight
Commander and demand trial for
seized British steamers and that Ger
many will make a second and more
The Vladivostok warships are hov
ering about the course of the steam
ers from San Francisco, probably with
the hope of overhauling the liner Ko
rea. Warning, however, has been giv
en to the Korea and she has a chance
of eluding the Russians. There will
probably be other seizures and what
ever be the determination of the legal
questions involved, whatever diplo
matic action may be taken, It is con
fidently believed here that the seiz
ures will create a feeling of intense
irritation and unfriendliness against
Russia in America, England and Ger
many. Japan is anxious to localize the com
bat and avoid Involving other powers,
but views with unfriendliness the acts
of aggression against friendly neutrals
and treaty violations disadvantageous
to herself. In the latter connection
Japan regards the affair of the pas
sage of the volunteer fleet through the
Dardanelles as of more importance
than the acts of the vessels subse
quent to such pannage.
STEAMER ARDOVA RELEASED.
This Avoids a Serious Complication
With the United States.
Suez, July 20. The British stoomor
Ardova, which was seized by the Rus
sian volunteer fleet steamer Smolensk,
has been released, and her prlzo crew
has bpen landed.
Washington, July 20. A fact devel
oped Monday afternoon which might
have led to serious complication had
It not been announced earlier In the
day that the Russlnn government had
given orders for the release at Suez
of the Brltl&h ship ArJovn, which had
on board a large quantity of supplies
being shipped by the war department
to tho Philippine government. Includ
ing about 50 tons of powdei and much
other material that would fall within
the Russlnn definition or contraband.
Tho stores were being shipped through
the house of George W. Peabody, of
New York and the Orient. In view of
the release of the Ardova It is iniprob
able that any action will be taken by
the war department.
THE STEAMER KOREA.
Has On Board Large Quantities of Ma
chinery, Steel and Foodstuffs.
San Francisco, July 26. The Pacific
Mall Steamship Co.'s steamer Korea is
now within one or two days sail of the
Japanese coast. The steamer sailed
from here on July 12. She loft Hono
lulu before the receipt of the news
that the Vladivostok fleot was in tho
Pacific. The Korea has on board
large quantities of machinery, steel,
and foodstuffs for Japan. She car
ries nearly $1,000,000 In treasure,
$745,000 being consigned to Hiogo, the
remainder being destined for Shang
hai and Hong-Kong. There is also a
quantity of arms and ammunition for
Manila on board tho vessel.
John E. Madden's Stunt.
Lexington, Ky., July 26. Impartant
business called John E. Madden to
Now York. In order to make his east
orn connection at Cincinnati ho char
tered a special train to tho Queen City
oyer tho Southern railway.