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THE DAILY OMUO BULLETIN: SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 10, 1884.
The Propriety of Inaugurating An
other Operators' Strike Do
lie Eeduction of Salaries the Last Straw
to Backs Already Tared to Their
The Western Union Company Losing Its
Grip Its Competitors Growing Pro
! St. Lous, Mo., May :. Tcl'rapl
operators who were at oho time nicmhiTs
of the lirothorhooil, Uilinittetl to-day thai
movement was on foot in a ijuk t way
to reorganize that boily. The journals
published iu the intire.t of the telegra
phers started the agitation, and it has
been taktn up by the Western Union
operators on account of that company's
action in reducing salaries. Morti
mer D. biiaw, proiniueutly identi
fied with the brotherhood at the time ol
the strike last Summer, said to-day that
a number of first-class men had gone out
of the business since then, aud the talk
was quite general among those in the ser
vice that, profiting by the knowledge ob
tained through the last strike, it would
take but a spark to kindle the animosity
of the men against the Western I'nioii,
and the n-sult of a reorganization of the
Brotherhood would probably be the
means of their "going out" in a bo'dy in
the near future. The only thing to pre
vent this would be the failure of the op
erators to stand by each other.
Mr. Shaw coutinued: "The present
agitation is the result of economical
measures, added to the many other op
pressive features of the sy.-tems of the
Western I'uion. The cost of the thirty
days' strike last summer was millions,
aside from the prestige lost by the com
pany and the impetus given opposition
companies. The over-capitalization of
the estcrn I niou renders it highly vul
nerable and Its enemies are Increasing
daily. The strike of the telegraphers
was the first nail in the colli n, and now
the corpse is almost ready for burial in
the grave of governmental control of the
telegraph. The contract system pro
posed by the l'ostal Telegraph Company
is a mere subterfuge to divert general at
tention from the real merits of this ques
tion, and can only succeed in increasing
the burdens of the craft. At a much re
duced rate the workers must toil to add
dividends to the already ovcrnllod coffers
of the money-bags. The sen ice w ill grow
iuetlicient and clumsy as the better
talent deserts the business, and the busi
ness community which relies upon the
telegraph will " suffer. The dividends
now paid telegraph stockholders are
collected by the 'Jiobber Tariffs' of the
companies, and increased by exacting
and heartless economy iu every branch
of the service. The need of the teleg
raphers for a protective organiza
tion is as great now as it ever
was, but they, as a class, are men
who have not a proper conception of the
true principles of unionism and are dis
heartened by repeated failures. Nine out
of every ten promotions In the service
arc based on favoritism, the necessary
qualification being the disposition to de
ceive, abuse ami betray their fellow
workers. The possibilities of au organ
ization, however, are ever present "and
give the overolficers' heads uneasiness,
ami will continue to do so until the sys
tems of the companies are made differ
ent." THK C. V A. "CTT-OI-r."
Alton Citizens Protest That it is Injur
ing Their Interests.
Alton, In.., May 0. This city is about
to contest the right of the Chicago &
Alton road to run all its trains by way of
the "cut-off," as that piece, of road be
tween Godfrey and Wannis called. When
it was built the road said they would run
only heavy freights by that route. Every
new time-card issued, however, shows a
few more trains run via the "cut
off," and the people of this city
arc becoming seriously alarmed lost
all the trains go that way. They there
fore determined to settle the matter, and
a mass meeting was held last night, w hen
a strong petition was adopted." A com
mittee was also appointed to go to Chi
cago and interview the railroad olllcers.
II the petition fails to redress the griev
ances the law w ill probably be appealed
juiou gave me L . & A. s -,. nun in
cash, depot grounds, and the ri"ht of
way through the heart of the city, and
doesn't propose to be slighted.
Auten & IJolden, dry goods merchants,
have confessed judgment for l7,nijo, and
the Sheriff has seized their stock of good-.
Other creditors, representing l:,oooto
915,00u, will lose all. Their only assets
are the gouds now iu the store, and they
Will not figure out more than 15,000.
A 1IAI LOT.
Half a dozen colored hoodlums, includ
ing two young girls, were arrested In a
barn on State street. When arraigned
this morninsr it was Droved that tin- f ii-u
had been meeting their frieuds at the
nam lor some tune. One of the boys dis
played a revolver, nml w;m IIihmI Kin
The others were lined 825 apiece and the
bins piaceu under police surveillance.
- A WARNING TO T KAMI'S.
One of the Fraternity Sentenced to Ten
xears in the Penitentiary.
u"u,,,l May y.-The trial of
Michael Kik-y, imi,i,..a(k.a wUh T!ic.hard
wurgea wan murder In havlmj
caused the death of Zucharias Iirown, a
"'TT " -M--as.i and Alton Hull
" , ; uas u,'fcu "'"eluded before Jud
,ten o'clock, and the prisoner had testified
in uis own oetiall, denying that J1U h-id
thrown the missile which hud' cuu-Vci
the poor brakemau's death. JJr s
,Trude, on behalf of the proseeu'ti'on'
claimed a conviction for maiisiuughter.and
frankly staled that a conviction of mur
der under the evidence would be too so
,vere. The defendant, Kilev. threw i.
stone which hit the deceased, Iirown, on
the bead, and caused him to fall from the
ft to the ground beneath, where he was
run over and killed. This act did not
have in it the element of malice or delib
eration that stamps the murderer, but
vyas none the less the act of a reckless,
abandoned wretch, whose puuishmetit
should be imprisonment in the pcnlteu
t ia ry torn good long term of years
Mr. 1 rude then reviewed the evidence
nt length, ami closed by say
ing: "Acquit this man aud von pro
claim to the hundreds of railroad men
whoso duties bring them in close contact
with the tramp and vagabond that the
law will not afford them protection; that
tneir lives are valueless in a jury's estl
matlon. To the tramp you issue procla
mation: 'Goon; murder, rob, and rape,
for a Cook County jury sanctions your
acts.' uni cannot conceive wiui wiiai
rapidity yourverdlct in a case like this
travels, l-.very braketnan 01 tne ,;i"u
which form an association in this city will
lenru it iu twelve hours after its rendi
tion. livery tramp now waging warfare
aualnst society will learu it iu about the
same length of time, for there is au odd
fellowship and community of interest
among tramps. The moral effect of
verdict Is Indeed groat, for good or evil
The result of a verdict which w as an in
sult to the administration of criminal
justice can be seen by looking through
the llame and smoke of crime-stricken Cin
cinnati. Justice-insulting verdicts made
the temple of justice so obnoxious thai
the people arose in their might ami ournec
It to the ground."
Mr. Longnecker made a strong argu
meut in behalf of his clietit, claiming
that there was but one witness who
swore that his client threw the ston
which caused the death of Iirown, and
that this witness was an accomplice.
Mr. Anthouv closed the case by read
ing the law to the jury and askiug for a
conviction of manslaughter, after which
the court read tlte instructions to the
iurv. who. after being out two
hours, rendered a verdict of guilty ami
tixed the term of imprisonment at teu
rears in the Penitentiary.
The visor with which offenders who
commit these depredations on the Chi
cago & Alton iioad are prosecuted will
induce the thief and tramp to avoid It.
Vice-President McMillan is au unrelent
ing prosecutor, and through his efforts
the Urightou rioters now wear convicts'
clothes in the bridewell, where they are
w orking out long sentences, aud the man
lliley will tramp no more for ten years to
come at least.
11ASK HALL lilt 1IV 111 1.
Summary of Games Played Thursday,
Sr. Lous, Mo. St. Louis, Na
Cnic.u'.o, Ii.i.. Allegheny Reserves, 10;
Chicagos, 1... .Chicago Unions, 11; Key
1Ui.ti.MoK-:, Mo. IJaltlmore, H; Ath
rnn.AiKt.i'iiu, Chicago, 1.1; Phil
Cincinnati, ("). JJaltimorc, 10; Cin
cinnati 1'nioiis, 7 Cincinnati, b; In.
'N'r.w YoiiK. New York, b; Detroit, I.
(Jfixtv, Ii.i.. ttiincv, HI; Stillwa
Loi'isviixk, Kv. Columbus, I; Louis,
1'iTTsjifiiGii, Pa. Metropolitan, S; Al
Pi:ui;ia, Ii.i.. Peoria, 11; St. Paul, 9.
HIT WITH A HAM MICH.
A Brutal and TJnnrovokod Hurdar at
Pittsburgh The Cause.
PiTTsnutc.il, Pa., May '.'.Oliver's wire
mill, on the South Side,- was the seems
this morning of a brutal aud unprovoked
issault, which will result in a murder.
German wire puller, 1'red. llogan,
and his assistant, Simon Pice, a
Hungarian, were working at a
wire machine, when, through the
arelessness of the latter, the wire
got tangled. This angered llogan, who
began a most abusive tirade, and w hen
liice told him to stop he nicked ud a
heavy hammer lying near by aud struck
him over the head, felling him like a log.
Other workmen ran to Kiee's assistance.
but before they could reach him. llo
gan struck throe more blows, pounding
his face to a jelly and crushing his skull.
lue injured man Is still living, but death
is expected momentarily, llogan has
Territorial Organization for Alaska.
Washington, 1.C, May it. Groat inter
est is manifested by citieus of California
and the Pacific slope generally iu the bill
providing for the Territorial organization
of Alaska. Governor Stoueman tele
graphed General Itosecrans that the Leg
islature of his State had passed a resolu
tion requesting the California delegation
in Congress to use all reasonable means
to secure the early passage of the bill
now pending, giving Territorial govern
ment to Alaska. The Hoard of Trade of
San Francisco wired the same address,
desiring that the delay in the matter
was construed to be a cruel neglect, and
that the whole people of California ap
peal for the prompt passage of the bill.
1 OKTV-ICIGIITII CON GUESS.
Washington, I). C, May It. The
House bill appointing Win. 15. Frank
lin (of'.Coniiecticut), John C. Black (of
Illinois), and Thomas C. Hyde (of
Maine), to (ill vacancies In the Hoard ol
Managers of the Soldiers' Home was
Among the bills Introduced wore the
following: By Mr. Lapham, to authorize
the construction of a bridge over the
Uy Mr. Dolph, for an appropriation to
construct a Harbor of refuge at Port Ox
ford, ( tregon.
lhe Chair laid before the Senate the
resolution offered yesterday by Senator
Van Wyck, directing the Secretary of
the Treasury to withokl the
patents for lands on the Puyallup branch
of the Northern Pad lie Kailroud until
Congress decides the iiestiou of the for-
leiture oi such lands.
Pending action on the resolution Sen
itor Dawes moved to take up the Indian
appropriation oiu, which was agreed to,
and the resolution was placed on the
il.s presented a remonstrance
the Louisville K.mnt nf Tnuln
7-unsi iiic enactment of a bankrupt law.
1 he House passed the bill giving to the
idowol 1-rank P. Wair.Jr., a pension
it ... ":r, "10"ih ;iml xhv M" "I 3.000 In
1 V ' ,ur services and exnondl-ture-
In raising, subsisting ana u'rmiug
volunteers during t. illt,. w.,r h
of 'the wIl,',JSt' U,,",n committee
o the w hole o the privau. calendar, with
Mr. Cox (of New York) in the rh.ir
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Ice, wood nml kindling, at City Brew
cry, Jacob Klee. tf
Alderman C. O. Putier is on his way
to Chicago where ho will consult a physi
cian about his health.
Nearly one hundred dollurs were net
ted by the Methodist Indies from their
supper Thuisday nihr.
Closing out a bankrupt stock of furni
ture at ami below cosr, at 101 Commercial
Avenue up 6tairs. 4 g(
The Hev. Eben Muse, of Mt. Vernon,
Ills., will preach at the Presbyterian Church
to-nnrruw morning and evening.
Mr. Win. Elliott was down town again
yesterday, the first time since his adveuturo
wi'h tliema.l bull. He was on crutches
and had to move carefully. H0 j3 rapidly
A large commodious boarding house
to rent ia a good location on corner 33nJ
street and Commercial Avenue. Inquire of
R. Walsh, Commercial Avenue, between
l'Jti and 20;h streets. iw
The commencement of work on the
Murine Hospital will spoil the city's fine
circus ground. Forepugh. who wants to
come here in a few Wnths will have to
"spread himself" over less spaca than he
-The boat store building, etc., belong
ing to the estato of S. Wilson, Sr., with
good will is advertised in another column
for sale. This is a good opportunity for the
inveitment of money in an established and
-Several young men went fishing at
First L'ike, Ky., yesterday and the day
beturc, and met with nattering success.
Fish are os thick in the lake as flees are- in
Flori'l i, and almost as large, soma of them
weighing four pouuds.
The Womitu'a Christian Temperance
Union will soon publish an anneal to the
Christi.Mi people of the country to set
aside M iy 27 as a day of prayer for the
success of the prohibition movement in the
coming nation il campaign.
Two young fellows who, a few months
ago, swindled the Alexander County Hank
out of fifty or sevcuty-flvo dollars by the
"change game'' have been captured t M i
en), Georgia, where they bent a bank out
of f 2,"00 iu the sime manner, and are now
ou trial there.
Mr. M. E. Hough lias rented rooms
over Mr. F. Kormeyer's store on Ohio
Levee, where he is finishing several attrac
tive scenes previous to his return to Chica
go, lie has completed I119 labors with the
class he ctme here to teach and has given
up his rooms over the Alexander County
Up to last night the following saloon
keepers had paid into the city treasury the
$100 for license to sell liquors during the
present fiscal year: . Fitzg raid, P. Fitz
gerald, S. Earth, Smith Uros.,L. P. Parker,
Louis Z tnouc, N. Prouty, J. Johnson, two
saloons; II. Ilasenj'ieger, A. Steagala, Jno.
Clancy, C. F. Bower, two saloons; P. Saup,
D. Fitzgerald, II. Sieagah, II. Callahan,
Geo. Robinson, Put Clancy, A. Iiotto, Geo.
E. Slielton, two 6Hloons; James Carroll,
Luis C. Herbert, L. P. Scott, A. lUggio,
Frank Uuzzola, A. Swoboda, Geo. L'ittner,
P. Conner. Tlio total number of licenses
paid ia thirty-one, representing $15,500.
The Lancaster and Kice Lumber and
Manufacturing Company have the contract
of rebuilding the old Wilci.x block, on
Washington Avenue, above Tenth Street.
Three plans as to its internal arran"ement
have beeu Biibmitt-d, one of which will
probably be determined upon within the
next week. The side walls ate to be taken
down entirely and rebuilt in a substantial
manner and with more imposing openings.
The first floor will probably be converted
into store rooms aud the upper dour divided
up into offices. The building could be mado
convenient for a city hall and offices for
city officials generally, aUo for a city jail
which is very much needed.
Joncsbiro Gazette: "There is a good
fighting dnuce for the Demerits of the
20th District to elect a Cou-jressiuan next
fall. It ia true that there is a large major
ity to overcome, but it Is nut eo Ur"c that
the case may be considered at all hopeless.
The farmers of the 20th District do not
want a high tariff representative at tlio
national capital; neither do tl,c laboring
men. Their interests are identical, and
they iccognizj the fact that protection does
not protect those interests. The Democrat
ic candidate should be a man who will ut
once enter upou an active, aggressive cam
paign; who will take the stump, going into
the enemy's camp, and preaching the doc
trine of true Democracy aud advocating
the repeal of the odious and unjust war
tariff at every vodng place iu the district.
He should be a man who desires the honrr
of the nomination, and who will take off
his coat and go into the Gght with a deter
mination to win. Such a man could tlic
trify the voters of the 20th District. Such
n man could bo elected, and should be
nominated at the Democratic Congressional
Convention in Cairo on June 12."
S.veralof the young women arrested
by Officer McTiguo Thursday were tried
before Magistrate Comings yc s te r d ay .
They were found guilty of the chargo pre
ferred against them by the officer and fined
cich $10 and costs. In the case of one ol
the defendants humanity would have dicta
ted a discharge rather than a fine, for she
J was consumptive, and though she had lived
in the city two years, alio had been down
town ouly three or fuur time and tlieu
only on matters of legitimate business or
in accordance with instructions from In r
physician who advised a little levee air au i
out-door exercno as a means of checking
the tcrriblcjdisoasi'. But then, tho cmut
could consider only the law Hint the evi
dence nml hence assessed the line. The ( x
erciso of goo-1 judgment an i a reason able
discrimination by the officer in such cases
may prevent justice from falling too heavily
and cruelly upon the unfortunate.
The fiuo weather of yesterday is to
continue a few d)s longer if Prof. Tice
told the truth before ho left this world lor
1 1 t 1 1
a more steauy dime, ana strawberries win
so--11 le rushing into market by the car
load. The Joneshoro Gazette sys cheer
fully that when s'raw berry shipments be
gin, the great fruit belt of Southern Illinois
may bo said to have entered fairly upou its
annuil prosperous era. From this time
until the leaves begin to fall Egypt will be
a scene of activity. There will be work
for till who wish it, ami thousands of dol
lars will pour into the couutry from the
great markets of the North and S. uth, in
return for her delicious nud healthful fruits.
The past winter was one of doubts and
fears to the growers, but we are glad to
tay thut, though their fondest anticipations
will not bo realized, there will still bu
enough to reward them generou&ly for
their labor, and to retain from E,'ypt fur
fame i.s the gardeu spot of our great
The watch robbery case of Wednesday
Dight continued to be the subject of much
comment uud quiet talk in police circles
yesterday. But there is a tolerably well
defined opinion amoug the officers general
ly as to who tho Hu'"y
parties are, though there is
as yet not sufficient positive knowledge
to justify arrests. The arrest of tho young
stranger upon the charge of committing the
lobbjry Thursday night, was made by
Constable llogan, not Martin as stated be
fore, llogan was gotten out of bed by one
of the young fellows who were "banging
around" when the robbery was committed,
aadvho had passed three or foun llicerson
the street when on lua way to IloiMn's
house, without telling theai anything about
the robbery. It Would be easy enough lor
Lim to explain why he was so officious in
tile uiatter and yet s particular to j;ut only
Constable llogan, and spent much time in
finding him, when he might have bad the
immediate help of three city officers within
a Mpisre of where the robbery was com
mitted. Perhaps he mistrusted the city
police thought they would arrent the thief
"ahake him down" and give hitn the bounce ;
but it may also be that he feared them. He
preferred au officer who was not on duty at
night and who would be less liable to know
anything abiut the circumstances. Another
important and suspicious circumstance is,
that while the several young fellows who
were with the victim, or near him, and sever
al of whom have a very dirk spot on their
reputations, knew of the robbery almost
immediately af'er it had been committed,
the victim himself did not miss his watch
until the next morning. But enough. For
the present the officers can do no more,
but the Grand Jury will be iu session be
fore 1 mg aud it will doubtless give the
matter the attention it calls for. The
above statement of facts will bo sufficient
to insure a thorough investigation of the
whole case by that august body.
Yesteidiy Mr. C'hailes Brush, super
vising architect of the p'oposed new Marine
Hospital here, received from Washington
the names of the bidders on the work as
per plans and specifications made for the
buildings. The lowest bid was $41,000 by
Z. Downing, of Washiugton. The other bid
ders and the amounts asked by them for
the work were as follows: J. Rapp, of Cur
bondale, $13,30!J; J.M.Marshall, of New
Orleans, $52,000; W. P. Russell, of Cairo
$54,320; Lancaster & Rice Co., $53,583;
Helm Bros., St. Louis, $50,514; Win. Hen
derson, $58,570; P. Fmlv, $02,070; A. S.
Kinnear, Cairo, $05,133; P. Mulcahoy,
$09,393. The difference between the high
est and lowest bids is $25,495 a very con
siderable sura; and it is difficult to resist
the conclusion that either the last named
bidder was grossly unreasonable or that
the first named, in an impluse of generosity,
decided to help the Government horde the
surplus millions in the federal treasury.
After paying for the grounl-and other
things incidental to the preparation for be
ginning the work, there is proba' ly not
over $43,000 left of the amount appropri
ated, so that the bid ot Mr. Downing would
absorb about all there was left in the hands
of tho Secretary at Washington. But it
has been ordered that the burgeon's bouse
shall not be built until after Congress bhall
have made further appropriation for that
purpose. Mr. I)owning's bid for this house
wa3 $7,000, which, deducted from his bid
of $44,000, would leave $37,000 as the
amount he is to receive lor putting up all
tho oth T buildings; and this would leave
seven or eight thousand dollars of the
original $00,000 appropriated, still in tho
hands of tho department at Washington, to
bo used for in a strictly legitimate man
ner, no doubt, in connection with tho pur
pose for which it was intended. It is to
be regretted that one of our own Iriends or
citizens did not get the contract. Mr.
Downing, it is believed, will prepare to be
gin work at oncj and before long things
will look lively in the neighborhood of
Eleventh and Cedar.
Do You Agree With Us?
It Ls about hi?lt time tho stylo of business of hwd
winkiiig the public with tho gifts ot Watches and Chain i,
(locks, Cromos, Halls, Bats, Ac, is stopped, and the people
Given Full Value JS, Money I
Without merit no business can prosper. Wo give tho bet
of (Joods at the lowest possible juice, (iood Goods sell
tlinm l.'o1 vtta ihiii!ii 1... .1... . .
DUMM). lou can rest hssim1 t int vim will i
dred cc jii s on the dollar for
illlll U u 1 h 1 o.
Wo will NOT bo UNDEItSOLI).
I II I V VI
-: J. : :
The iinest, handsomest and
to this market.
Our stock is no-v biim.rul of
X. .1 1 1 kj T T V1
HOSIERY, KECK WEAK am PARASOLS.
We defy eoinpclilioii out stock
Sills, Satins, Ponque Silks, Nun's
uex.rc soil ng lower tliiin any other house in the city.
Would call the attention of the nuldie to our lnr.rn linoAf
Carpets m elets, Knglish and .American liuussels. 3-ply
and extra Supers can be founds in variety and low prices at
the Popular llou-o of
STOVES, -:- RANGES, -:- TIN,
Biid Cages, Bath Tubs, Water
Affcnt for Adams & Westlake Oil. (Jasoline and das toves, Detroit
Safe Co., Hamilton Steel Plows. Chilled Plows, Walking1 Cultivators,
Coin Sliellers, Planters, Kte., Etc.
Nos. 27 &
Paints, - Oils,
Brushes, Glass, Window
Nnilci'B In tills column iare lines or lean jSccnif
onuiinurliiin or Jl.ou per week.
Tbero will ln n Siork-lioldem mn. iiiia nf n..
Ill'noin Iron ndC"l L'omnnnr at ih.sr nfflr. in
Cnlro on the V'.lth duyof May. 'at a. m., Tor the
"urpone 01 eieci.nif i.iiik director and the trunHKc
llou of gucli oilier bueln'Ka mav proivrlv cotnf
before tho meeiinr. CO CULlKKKV. l'r
w 11 miniiv a.....
Notice to the Public!
Heine about to leave Cairo Derinnncntlv. I offer
everything in iny line of liusmesj
at less their cost!
Perno-s deoi'oim of lernrlnir bnreaiiw dnritii? tlio
cominir KIHTKKN DAYS, c:iu do bo uy cnll tug at
'is vummemai Avenue.
S. n.TABEIt, Agt.
.V. It Ml pernona ow nt' (he old flim of Tiber
IlroH. and M . K Tuber will cull and nettle within
the time upended, otherwise claims will hu p aced
in handit of lnwvur for collection. s. II. T.
SATURDAY, MAY 10, im,
at the resilience of
J. L. KEIFEIt
Cornor 7th Ac Walnut SIh.
Bed, BedoteailK Quconsv are, (i!'waic, Cook
lnni lleatlny Stoves, and tvorvtlilnir elno ap
pertaining to llomekeeolinj.
every dollar you spend with us
i miu uaijjttlUiS
prettiest stock ever brought
ww, aiahr and desirable
Veilings, Cashmeres anil Buntings
and Agate "Ware,
Coolers & Jce Cream Freezers.
CLARK & LOYETT,
Shades, Artist's Material, &c.
Telephone No 10S
I A. It. SMITH.
bsbbst a mm.
Grand Central Store.
oa run. - ixj
13 G cScl38 Com'l Ave.
have received a full and complete line
ol new F.ill and Winter
I LHILUU UUUUUl
CIoakH, rolmans, Notions, Etc.
A heovy utock of Body Uruaeeli, TaDer
tries and Ingrain
A full mock of 011 Cloths, all alaoa and prlcei.
Clothing & Genls' Furnish'g Goorfs
A rnll and tompletfl stock la now bo In a
closed out at great bargain.
(Jooda ut Bottom 2?rloe