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THE tHO(TR TBT3X5TD ATtCrTTB WEDNESDAY, TUIiY 17, 1B39.
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THE DAILY AKGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Wrdrksdat. Jclt 17. 1889.
".lay JaM Mjatraa."
From Ibe Chirapo Herald.
Let the free trade organs stop the dem
gotfic attempt to show that the condition
of the coal mining industry in northern
Illinois ta owing to a failure of the pro
tective principle and address themwlvea
to the question whether coal la a product
that can be included in any just system of
prct ction. Cbicaeo Jnttune.
Ia its soberer moments the Tribune will
not call upon free trade organs to con
ceive "any just system of protection."
for, like "any just system" of murder or
arson, there is none.
The Herald and many other tribunes
of the people have declared that if
proteettCh fill the dinner pail it will
fill the dinner pail of the Illinois
miner, for his employers are protected
by a tai of 75 cents a ton on all simi
lar coal mined by the pauper labor of
other countries. If protection protect,
why are these protected miners starving?
If protection be a cheat, what sign is
more convincing of that cheat than is the
sign called starvation? What siven is
more signal than the bestowal on the
starving miners of one ton of flour by
Kroelich & Sandman, of Harrington, 111.,
as came to the llrr.tltl't notice yesterday?
This is the wav the abolition of the
duly night keep Pennsylvania soft coal
at home and out of unfair competition
with Illinois coal: If the Nova S-otian
coal could unload at New York or Balti
more, and American ships could
bring it. the hard coal ring would
find a competitor on the cot. The
unjust profits of tie rig would be
reduced. The hard cv wou'd come
to Pittsburg cheaper. Tiie Pi Us
burg ring would no loacer r 5 able to
hold up prices at home and reduce the
price abroad unt l h 'al competition
should die. The miners of I'Mnois, in
stead of fighting suboidy money and
monopoly prof , would defend them
selves against industries no better placed
than in Illinois. Wages. the world's
standard, would cease to invite miners
to starvation, and Froelich & Sandman
would not be moved to give a whole ton
of flour to perishing fallow creatures
whow only offense has been the digging
of fuel from our coal mines.
If protection protects, why des the
coal monopoly drive men to a pauper-
ism condition? If protection be a
failure, concrete, visible disaster must
result. How is it in northern Illinois
The T)wnritrr'i Influence.
The mht and attractive lady tiwriter
has thrown a prace mid chanu over the office
in which sli- rvijpi that has tmnisheti the
pr-tfiuie and Mij.-pt-.tive word to the barroom.
For tbo priv il.-e of sharing her company,
nwtins their eyes mi her pretty face, and
watching her winning wavv the man of the
world has surrendered his former preroga
tive 01 saying w hatever sprung to his lips in
moments of impatience; and by au unwritten
law he is now ol.ligivj to (, a gentleman in
his office ns in his own iiarl.ir in the comjwin
touahip of his wife and children.
All this is as it should he. I'Lices of busi-
imws are now o'n at any hrnir of the day to
lalles as well as men. Orliees are put on a
higher plane. Improper words are going
out of fahion as the result, and, tiiough
fear of offending a woman mav not iw the
loftiest motive tar) virtue, if the race
shall I upliftnl in rotumjuewe lot's accept
the blessing arid not d. n.le the cause. New
w TMiig In ontlt.-rn Politico
New Oki.ews, July IT. A disiti-b from
IjifayeUe says that a general meeting of the
"reguUtors" 4f the wrih will U-li.-I.L Tiie
ubj-cis to l coiin .l.-r-il are the nppoint
nient of a judge vie IV-Biillen) who will
n"t ! iiiiniii'.tl to tii. ir j laiii With a sym
pathetic Jndpe they fe-i that no opposition
can be surves'.fully uraniz. !.
Feferee I- itpatrirk Heard from.
New Op.i.eaxs. July IT U-f.-ree Fit
jiatrick lias tel. -graphed StaKeh.,l.ler "ri.lge
at New York to jy over the money to the
Sullivan rty. Mr. Fit zpatrick ailvises all
conriecte.1 with the li;u: to surrender thene
selves to the autlwntir-.. a- he did, and avoid
unne"e-sHry troutje. r,s ine overn4r will lie
sure to rtnch thcin any way.
Iteavv l.os hj I'ire ut fort Wayne.
Fort Wayne. 1..1 . Julv IT. -Tlw French
brewery, owntsl iiy " !.. I'.'ntbvre fe Son,
was totally liestr.'Vmi l.vlii .-at In o'. .,ck
last ev, nine Tl, 1., will r.vvb a...'si,uis),
with only il,'' in-iiram-n. Tlw atnmonm
tank or lei- inueliiiie ei l.-. d, s ri. iilv in
juring Alex tn.l-r 1 tilings. t'liarUs Noll an I
The M.nl.iiit 4 in vent ion.
Helkn A, M T , July IT. In tiie constitu
tional convention ye-tcrdny a memorial
aaiiKt any Sunday oi aervain-e law and de
claring that no cl.iss of 'o.le have a right
to d.cuile how others sh.iil ii-.rve Sun, lay,
was referred. The fciitfraije c. tnuiiUee. re
ported adve.rsely the resoluti-'ii for equal
Muek I lie t 'lnli l..r .o.niMl.
New Yokk. July IT. Anton Sommer,
who was reivntly dismissed from bis position
as steward of the Ileetboven ni:inn-rchor,
on account of irregularities in his business
methoils, has l-n foiin I to have incurred
debts amounting to fo.u.KI by using the
clubs name for jiersonal pnrjMi.
Cnnfesseil His Crime the ,mIIows.
Anto-jito, Coin, July IT. Jise A dram
Ortez, a Mexican, who i.ru'ully uiur.lered
miner nntiiisl O. F. I -I 11 Hlnle asl,.p, last
March, was iiangcd here ytr.lay. Ou the
scaffold li t-' acknowledge,! the crime, and
asked forgiveness from all pn-seiiL,
7he I'reslileut in ireMt Lark.
1EKR Park, Md., July 17. The president
left here at 10:11-1 a. in. to-day for the capital.
He was out on the lawn before breakfast
yesterday and during bis stroll alsiut the
grounds discovered several four-leaved
clovers, which he regards as lucky.
Will They I Mirk air. ItriulyT
Jerskt Citt, N. J., July 17. Mrs. Mary
Brady was yesterday convicted of being a
common scold. This is the first couvictiou in
this oouuty for this offense. The ancient
punishment was ducking, but it Ls not known
what will be done with lln PraJy.
Mississippi Ifteinncratlc Convention.
New Ori.ka.vs, July 17. The Times
Democrat's Jackson (Miss.) special says: Ex
Guvarnor John V. Stone was nominated on
the first ballot for governor by the state
Democratic convention yesterday.
Henry C Iluwea Improving.
Puts ah. Coon., July 17. Mr. Henry C
Bowaa, who was reoently severely hurt by
being thrown from bis carriaj, is still con
fined to bis bed, but is slowly improving.
VeafaMS Can't ba Cared
by local application, as they can not
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure deafness,
and that is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness is caused by an inflamed con
dition of the mucus lining of the Eustach
ian tube. When this tube gets inflamed
yon have a rumbling sound or imperfect
bearing, and when it is entirely closed
deafness is the result, and unless the in
flammation can be taken out and this
tube restored to its normal condition,
hearing will be destroyed forever; nine
cases ont of ten are caused by catarrh,
which is nothing but an inflamed condi
tion of the mucus surfaces.
We will Rive one hundred dollars for
any case of deafness (caused by catarrh)
that we can not cure by taking Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free.
P. J. Cbekkt & Co.. Toledo. O.
tySold by druggists, 75c.
The Irish Leader Makes a De
NO MORE COMMISSION FOB HIM.
He Prop Hla Defense ia The Time Case
ad Withdraws His Counsel But the
Investigation Ooea Right Testimony
of Two of Ilia Followers Itonlanger
Ordered to Appear Fraore or Bo
Outlawed Another Ilorrlhlo Crime in
Losnos, July 17. Tbe counsel for the Par
eellites have withdraw n from the field in the
Fame!! commission, ami it looks as though
the commiasion would play to empty benches
for the balance of the season. Long before
tbe doors were thrown open yesterday morn
ing the eotTid.H-s leading to the chambers
w here the commission holds its sessions were
packed with eople anxious to gain admis
sion. f.r it was generally known that some
of the counsel, if not all, would make their
adieus to the court, and an interesting scene
Inl the .loti Very Ojiietljr.
The scene, howerer, was in no sense sen
sational. Russfll ami Asquith, Parnell's
counsel, and Rid and Lock woo,), for the
other Pamellites, simply stated that Pamell
and tbe other clients had instructed them to
withdraw (the reason being the refusal of
the judges to order the books
of the Loyal and Patriotic Union
before the court for examination). Judge
Hannen quietly remarked that this action
amounted to a nortti.-ation that the clients
nVopped their cases, but that would not make
any difference in the scope of tbe inquiry
ami Pamell would still remain subject to the
jurisdiction of the court Parnell made a
personal plee, that bis examination be no
longer delayed if the counsel for The Timat
lesfred to further question him. He had al
ready been kept waiting three months, and
he thought tbe delay was unnecessary.
Judge Hannen said he would trv to have
Parnell recalled on Thursday. When the
Parnell counsel and the agitator himself
walked ont of court three-fourths of the
audience followed them.
Why Parnell Is Anxious.
Parnell is anxious to have bis own cross
examinatitn lfre the commission done
with so that he may I left with free hands
when the time comes for him to go to Edin
burg to jna pt the freedom of that city,
which the municikliiy tendered him more
than a month ago. But Attorney (ieneral
Webster is evidently determined that Par
nell shall not be left free to pitch into the
commission when he gets to Edinburg. and
so, having obtained a postponement of the
cross-examination, be prop.-s to keep Par
nell dancing attendance upon the commission
at his own pleasure.
The Commission to Catch It.
It is not likely, however, that this piece of
strategy on tbe part of tbe attorney general
will be of anv avail The ceremony at
E linburgh will prove too good an opportu
nity for an attack on tbe commi-t-ion by the,
Purnellites, and though Parnell himself may
be legally estopped f rim criticising a court
before which be is kept as a witnms, there
w iil he nothing to prevent bis giving utter
ance to his indignation through any oue of
tiie Irish orators who will accompany him
ou his trip. Whatever Parnell has to say
on that occasion of the commission will be
said by Justin McCarthy or William O'Brien,
but it will be well understood by all con
cerned that the speaker will voice the senti
ments of ParnelL
Testimony of O'Kelly, M. P.
After the stir occasioned by tbe with
drawal of Parnell anJ counsel had sutisided,
the commission went on with the case, the
witness being James O'Kelly, M. P. for Ros
common. He said be had lieen a member of
tbe L K, B. up to 1ST1, and had been forced
to leave Ireland under an assumed name to
avoid arrest. His baggage was captured,
however, and counssl for Tbe Times read sev
eral letters partly written in invisible ink,
in wbii-h O'Kelly 's connection with tbe
Fenian scheme was related. One passage in
a letter from America was: "We are ready
to take the fid i when the proper orders are
issued to tbe regimeutal commanders."
Witness admitted the authenticity of the
k tiers, and said his niisM,.n for tiie L R. B.
had failed hecausethe agent in Ireland would
not co-operate. He had dropped the Clan
na Gael after that: also the Fenians.
Another M. l'.'s Admissions.
Matthew Harris, tuember of parliament
for East Gal way, was also examinee! He
statist that be was a memttf-r of the Fenian
organization, but denied that tbe death pen
alty lor traitors was an essential feature of
their constitution. In support of this be in
stanced the case of the informer' Kick ham
who was tried by a committee of the socSety
which decided that be should not be shot. He
admitted that in one of bis speeches, shortly
after the Pbo-nix park murders, be stated
boastfully that he was not one of thoe who
went from platform to platform ca'terwaul
ing ovar the death of Cavendish. He claimed,
however, tliat this was said in tbe heat of
controversy, and was not meaut to justify
murder. Witness also admitted that in an
other sis-ech he said be should not mind see
ing landlords shot down like partridges, but
claimed that the statement was materially
qualified by what he said later.
OUTLAWRY FOR BOULANGER.
The Frisky Oeneral Given an l ltiinatam
liy the t rench Authorities.
Pants. July IT. Tbe trial of Gen. Bou
langer has l n definitely fixed for Aug. 10
and MM. R-shefort and Dillon, as well as
Bonlanger, have ls-en summoned to appear
to place themselves under tbe jurisdiction of
the court within ten days, lu the event of
their failure to do so within twenty days
they are warned that they will be outlawed
and all their property cmfis cated and w ill
remain so until they surrender themselves to
be dealt with as tbe law directs.
Tbe charge upon which Gen. Boulanger is
to be tried has Is-en formulated and ut that
of instigating municiialitie agaiust tbe
government Unless Boulanger presents
himself tor trial on tbe date fixed and makes
a defense judgment will be given against
him at once, and from this judgmcut there
will Is? no ap)ieal.
"JACK THE RIPPER'S" WORK.
Another I'isrepntnble Whiteehapel Wom
an Horribly Mutilated.
LfiNnos, July 17. One more murder has
been edited to the long list credited to "Jack
tbe Kipjier" in WbiUs;haieL Tbe body of a
woman, evidently one of tbe disreputable
frequenters of the distriot, was found in
Castle alley last night, only a short distance
from w here the other murders were com
mitted. The body was horribly mutilated,
and bears undoubted evidence of tbe work of
tbe fiend whose atrocities in WhiU-cbapel
have Umirize-J the whole district re
peatedly. The Police Paralyzed.
Tbe police are as far as ever from a clue to
the identity of tbe murderer and seem per
fectly fra!yzed. The excitement through
out Wnitechapel, where the sews of tbe dis
covery of a fresh victim of the mysterious
"ripper" has spread with lightning rapidity,
is at fever heat
A Visit from the Dake.
Los-doh, July 17. The duke of Cam
bridge, commander-in-chief of the British
army, paid a visit yesterday to the camp of
the American riflemen at Wimbledon, where
be was received by Messra Newton, Marion
and Farrow. Mr. Farrow took pains to
show the duke the action of the Springfield
rifle, in which tbe old soldiei manifested
Ainerira Gate a Cirest Picture.
Paris, July 17. M. Proust, minister of
fine arts, has written a letter auDouncing
the withdrawal of the credit upon which be
depended for tbe purchase of Millet's "An
gel us-" The picture now becomes the prop
erty of the American Art association.
' A Dellooalat Lose His fJte. j
LotrDOX, July 17. Lennox, the assistant
of Higgina, tbe parachutist, was killed at
Manchester ;resterday by the collapse of a
balloon in w lich tbey had made an ascension.
Higgina asce ped without injury.
Fwnad a Christian Tribe la Africa,
Paris, J'dy 17. A letter has been re
ceived from tbe explorer Cailland, announc
ing that Con nt Telekl has found a Christian
tribe about! 00 miles south-west of Abys
sinia. - j
No Habeas Corpus for Deggs.
Chicago, July 17. The application for a
writ of habeas corpus in the case of John F.
Beggs, Croc in murder suspect, was "heard
yesterday by J udge Horton. Tbe feature of
the proceedings were the statements by
Beggs' counl that Beggs bad been visited in
jail by a member of the grand jury which
indicted hiti, and importuned to confess;
that grand .urors were saying, broadcast all
over the city that there had been no evidence
against Beggs, and that be had only been In
dicted toft roe a confession from him; and
they wan teil tbe judge to hear the evidence
on these allegations. The state's attorney
demanded t ie names of the grand jurors, but
Beggs' coun sel refused to divulge. The judge
said that if the allegations were true the
state's attoi ney and grand jury should be
brought 11 ore the court, but finally, after a
good deal o' legal snarling had been iudulged
in, denied t le application and indorsed hi?
reasons for denial On tbe petition.
Hlppolyns Commissions American.
Nbw YoiK, July 17. Minister Preston
yesterday i.nnounced that the Haytian in
surgent general, Hippolyte, had commis
sioned W. P. Clyde, bead of the Clyde line
of steamer, a general of division in Ilippo
lyte's army. Mr. Cameron, of the same line,
was made a brigadier general, and J. Haus
tedt was mvle Hippolyte's minister plenipo
tentiary t nd envoy entraordinary from
Hay tl to tl e United States. The army com
missions an awarded for political assistance.
No pay is attached to the commissions, but
Mr. Clyde ind Mr. Cameron are entitled to
wear generals' uniforms with spurs, and sign
checks with the honor attached, "General
of Division, Army de Hayti." .
Performances of the Thoroughbreds.
Chicago. July IT. The winning horses at
the Washii gton ark races yesterday were:
Prodigal Son, mile, 1:17V; Mamie
Fonso, l mile, 1:45 1-; Annie Blackburn,
1 S miles, 1 :57; Brown Princess, 1' miles,
'J Cotillion, mile, 1:30; Woodcraft, Ji
New York, July 17. At the Monmouth
park racer, yesterday the following horses
took the stakes: Vardee, 1 mile, 1:K';
Homeopatly, mile, 1:21; Tomboy,
miles, 2:4' ; Tea Tray, 1 miles, 2:17;
Long Knight, 1 miles, SAXJ.'t'; Swift, 1
The Chicago Insane Asylum.
Chicago, July 17. As a sequel to tbe
recent investigation into tbe Cook county in
sane asylu .ii administration tbe county com
missioners yesterday remove.! Dr. Kiernan
from the suptmtendency of tbe asylum and
appointed lr. W. L. Noble in his planv Dr.
Kieroan bad refused to resign and bad
written a very salty letter to tbe commis
sioners, with reference to tiie political
tyranny u ider which tbe asylum was run, and
in which tvranny certain commissioners were
far from ting inactive, so tbe doctor sai.L
Campbell's Air-Ship does on a Trip.
Brookitx, N. Y., July 17. Campbell's
air-ship, tr navigable balloon, made a trial
trip yesterday. It was sent up about noon,
and went ift over the bay. Professor Hogan,
w bo was tdsmrd, seemed to direct the air
ship's mov enients to some extent at least, and
Mr. Cain( bell, who was watching the experi
ment, expressed himself as satisfied with th
test. Up to midnight it was not known at
Mr. Cam bell's bouse whether the air hip
bad come to earth again or not.
lxt sixteen of Uar Crew.
Bostok. July 17. The fishing schooner
Edith Emery, Capt Sullivan, arrived yes
terday with only three of her crew of nine
teen men, tbe other sixteen having been lost
from tbe vessel in a fog while out in dories
Sunday, seventy miles off Highland light
The captain hopes the men may have been
picked u by some passing vessel, or got
ashore sc mew here, as tbe weather was fa
n Iron King's Failure.
Elkkoi.1, Wis., July 17. John E. Bur
ton, knovn as the Gogebic iron king during
tbe tuinir g craze two years ago, bas made an
assignment. Gage E. Tar bell, of Milwaukee,
being th assignee. Tbe liabilities of Mr.
Burton ae stated to be about tS2.Y0.0, and
the Central Trust company, of Sew York,
whose claim Is fci'iO.OiM, is tbe heaviest cred
itor Th.i assete are stated at about f TOO.OUO.
The Indi tnapolis Club Chanjcos Managers.
Lndiasapolis. Ind., July 17. Yesterday
tbe directors of tbe Indianapolis Ba-e Ball
club cor sidersd and accepted tbe resign
tion of Manager Bancroft. Tbe officers ot
olnb tendered the position to Glasscock
and ha hus accepted and win u.k full charge
of the te m dating from tbe close ot the To
ries with New York on next Saturday.
Bof Killed at a Trotting Race.
Philadelphia, July 17. At Bridgeton,
N. J., yesterday, during a trotting racs, one
of the h n-ses swerved into a crowd standing
near the finishing point. One of the shaft
to which the animal was hitched struck El
mer Hey wood, aged 12 years, in tbe head,
crashing clear through his skull. Tbe boy
died aim at instantly.
Itlaine'a Nephew Weds.
St. PjCL, Miun., July )7. At the Church
of tbe Immaculate Conception, in Minneap
olis, at S :30 yesterday morniug, Rev. Father
Gleason united in marriage Miss Annie,
daughter of Anthony Kelly, and James P.
Blaine, f St Paul, nephew of tbe secretary
"SUCKERS" WERE PROLIFIC
A Couple of Raarala Rob Poor Russians
St. Locis, July 17. Two brothers named
Heller, doing business as foreign bankers and
steamsh p agents at 1,015 Franklin avenue,
are misting, and have left nothing behind
tbembutao iron safe in their oflloe. It is
charged that from $19,003 to $2(1,000, depos
ited chiefly by poor Russians and Scandina
vians 1 jc transmission to relatives abroad.
went with tbe Hellers, and that the money
was con 'eyed to Canada, and there divided.
The Hel en have been operating here six
months. A letter addressed to one of tbe
brothers by tbe other, recently found, con
tained congratulations on tbe fact that suck
ers were prolific, and tbe ruggestion of a trip
DIscBaalaf Manual Training.
Nash v illi, Tenn., July 17. The general
meeting of the National Educational associa
tion opt ned yesterday at Cherokee park with
a barba ; ue. Governor Taylor, tbe mayor
of Nash villa and the state superintendent of
instruction extended words .of welcome, to
wbicb t e omoers and others of tbe associa
tion responded appropriately. After a
preeenbition of a gavel from the Alabama
delegation tbe meeting proceeded to consider
the subject of manual training. Professor
Woodward, of St Louis, earnestly advocated
manual training, while Professor Harris, of
Concord, N. H , thought its intellectual
value ot small worth. The subject was dis
cussed by delegates from Massachusetts,
Illinois, Ohio and other states, but no conclu
sion retched. The council has deferred
final acJon for one year.
Scores m two Ball Field.
Chicago, July 17. The western clubs of
tbe National league bad better luck ia yester
day's gttmes, as the following scores show:
At Ne York New York 10, Chicago 13; at
Boston Boston 4, . Indianapolis 6; at Phila
delphia Philadelphia 4, Cleveland 2; at
Washington City Washington 10, Pitto
borgfi. Ammican association: At Louisville
Columl us 9, Louisville 8 twelve Innings;
at Cuv-innati Brooklyn ft, Cincinnati 4; at
BL Lot is Kau-sas City 2, St Louis 4.
West it n league: At Milwaukee Milwau
kee 10, St Paul 12; at Des Moines Da
Moines 10, Minneapolis 3; at St Joseph St
Joseph S. Omaha 2.
The WoesofCollierslJIoncyfoi Waterways
As Told by Witnesses at La
HARD WORK AND VERY POOR PAY
The rate of the 'Workers la Illinois Pits
Synapsis of arievanoee Complained of
Ilefore the Committee Appointed by Gov.
lifer The Kdlghts of Labor Eseentlve
la Session at Chicago and Their Par
pose Labor Notes.
LaSaixk, Ills., July 17. The Investiga
tion into tbe labor troubles in the coal re
gions was continued yesterday by the gen
tleman appointed by the governor for that
purpose. The witnesses examined were
nearly all miners and tbe following is a syn
opsis of what they said of affairs at Braid
wood: The Chicago aud Wilmington Coal
company was charged with violating tbe
law in failing to furnish timber for propping
purposes at the time when and place where
most wanted by the miners. The reason as
signed is that the hoisting of coal can not be
interrupted for tbe purpose of lowering
props till night This delay sometimes
causes the falling of rock and dirt from the
roof in quantities sufficient to occupy tbe
miner dsys and even weeks in removing, for
all pf which he gets no pay. This caving in
could all be saved by tbe timely use of
Mnst Trade with the Company.
The employes of tbe company were told
that if tbey wished to keep their places they
must trade at the company's store. No goods
could lie obtained unless wages were coming
to the miners. Son -ailed cash advances were
made when the miners could not wait for the
regular monthly py day, but the advance
was made by means of checks on tbe local
bank, which were discounted 2 per cent
Uuring the last year J14.3O0 bad thus been
received by needy miners, on which the dis
Complaint About the Cars, Etc.
The coal cars are made small, with only
one end close, L To get a ton on such cars
it is necessary to pile the coal far above the
top. All that fal ls oft on the way to tbe
hoist is icked up by men employed for that
purpose, and become tbe property of the
company. Five men are thus engaged, aud
they sometimes pick up as much as six or
seven tons each per day. Three meu were
put into each room, and sometimes four,
where only two could earn fair wages. It
appeared that the result of this was mure
trade for tbe truck store.
Italian Miuer Arbitrary Kules.
Italians were employed largely and put in
rooms where no "white" man would work.
These would give a grunt they could not
talk English and wade in. All miners were
compiled to sign a contract before entering
tbe mine. They had not a siu;le word to say
in its formation, and many of the rules
printed on the back were most arbitrary and
in the interest of tbe company only. Every
rule was objectionable to the miners.
Itaraage and hampnea.
For example: if sulphur were sent up in a
car of coal there was a dockage for the first
offense, increased for the second, while for
the third offense the entire car-load of coal
would be required to pay the penalty. Thir
teen per cent of tbe coal sent up by the min
ers went throah the screens, and for this
they got r.o pay whatever. The mines are
very wet Men have to work in water or
under drippings from the roof all day long,
being constantly wet to the skin.
The Average Wacea.
The average wages was $ Ju.'.S per mouth
gross, the deduction for blacksimtbing,
powder, gum boots, tools, etc, making the
net earnings $18. The miners all work from
two to five days each month in cutting and
maintaining roairways aud cleaning out
debris, for which they get no credits on the
books of the company. Often one man's
name on tbe pay roll of the company stands
for two or even three, and thus the average
earnings of tbe men are made to appear
greater than they really are.
A Specimen Case.
Tbe case of Frank Floy 1 is given as an ex
ample. He was credited with f 110 for the
month of October last He bad two sons
working with him, and about one-half tbe
time had the assistance of a third boy, all
over 16 years of aje. Floyd's actual earn
ings were k-ss than Each miner was
taxed 25 cents per month for sharpening
picks, lhe tw men employed in this way
contributed eljil. The blacksmith who did
the work got ." per month, leaving 1 100
for tbe company.
The only operator examined was L. 1L
Plumb, of Streatcr, and bis testimony re
lated mostly to the railway tariff for coal
w hich, be held, was too high.
THE K. OF L. EXECUTIVE.
Why They Are Meeting la Chicago A
Few Remarks from Powderly.
Chicago, July 17 T. V. Powderly, grand
m'r w"rkrnr be Knights of Labor,
arrived in tiie city yesterday tnorntnic. 11
was accompanied by J. W. Hayes, of I"hil
adelphia; J. J. Holland, of Jacksonville,
Fla.; A. W. Wright, of Toronto; John
Itevlin, of New York, and several others,
and immediately proceeded to business in a
secret conference with these and members of
the national executive committee. The pur
poses of the conference were kept locked up
in the bosoms of the conferrees.aud reporters
were bluffed without mercv.
Later in tbe day it was developed that tbe
first business of the meeting was tbe selec
tion of the time and place of tbe next gen
eral assembly. It was decided that it should
be held at Atlanta, Ga, on the second Tues
day of uext November.
Powderly Explains the Conference.
In an interview Mr. Powderly says the
present meet nig of the board ia a quarterly
meeting called in Chicago for tbe conven
ience of northwestern assemblies, to aave
them the time and expense of a journey to
rniladeiphia. Ine statement that this is an
exceptional meeting Mr. Powderly claims to
be untrue, and says: ''Every one knows we
meet wherever convenience suggests, and
as a matter ot fact, met here in Chicago two
The board will continue in session several
The Sheriff Protecting Workmen.
Kajikakb, I1L, July 17. -The English
and Irish miners in this county are wilting
to work at tbe pay offered, but the Italians
refuse and threaten to prevent the others
from working. The sheriff has placed
aeputies ou guard to protect thoeo willing to
A Coal Mine Manager Beaten.
StrIaToR, Ills , July 17. Henry Lippant,
manager of the Illinois Valley Coal ootn
pany here, did not have the money yester
day for last month's work. He said it would
be bare iu the eveuing, and started to tbe
to meet tbe messenger. The miners, fearing
that he was going to leave, set upon him
and pounded and knocked him until he mrn
aged to break away and get the protection of
Ilefiuod to Accept a Reduction.
Rxadixo, Pa., July 17. Tbe uailcrs of tbe
Borroke Iron company, at Birdsboro, yester
day voted not to accept the reduction pro
posed by tbe company two weeks ago. The
nail mill and sheet mill belonging to tbe
company are both shut down.
Death of a Weil-Known Brewer.
Nw York, July 17. George Bechtel, tht
well-known Ktaten island brewer, died last
night after a long illness. He was 44 years
old and leaves a large estate.
The Weather Wo May F.ipecc.
Washinoton Citt, July 17. Following ara
the weather Indications for thirty-six hoars
irom B o'clock p. m. yesterday: For Indiana
and lower Mu h.gan-Kair. warmer weather;
a Hitheaster.y winds. For Illinois and lowa
ribowers; warmer weather; southeastorly
winds. For upper Michigan and Wis"Onsin
Fair weather, followed in western Wisconsin
by showers; cooler: southeasterly winds, be
Uncle Sam's Engineers Sending
MILLIOlfS FOR THE MISSISSIPPI
Sums Required for Western Harbors
The Civil Servloe Commission and the
Grand Rapids Postoflioe Charges and
Recommendations A Look Ahead Over
Kew York Harbor Judge Tyaor 111
Telegraph People and Wanamaker.
Washinoton Citt, July 17. The chief
of engineers has received tbe annnal report
of Mai A. M. Miller, in charge of river and
baibor lmprovemeuta on the Mississippi
river, between the mouths of the Illinois and
tbe Ohio livers. Ha estimates that H, 000,
000 will be necessary to carry out the work
during the next fiscal year, ending June 80,
1891, and that l 2,000,000 will be required to
complete the project The depth of tbe
channel below St Louis was found to be not
over four feet in some places. Tbe river
commerce of Kt Louis during the last fiscal
year was 547,000 tons.against 071,000 tons for
the preceding year. The receipts were 7,
000 tons for last year, against 806,000 tons
for the year liefore.
The Mississippi Above St. PanL
The annual report of Lieut. CoL Alexander
Mackenzie ou the Improvements to the Mis
sissippi river alwive St Paul, Minn., and on
rivers in Minnesota, Dakota, Montana, and
Wisconsin, has been received by the chief of
engineers. The principal work of the fiscal
year on the Mississippi was removing snags
aud repairing cave-ins of the banks, caused
by the heavy flood of 1SSS. Col. Mackenzie
says that the three completed reservoirs at
the headwaters of the Mississippi above
Grand Rapids may be relied upon to perma
nently provide sufficient water and depth for
steamboats nt or above Aitken. lie esti
mates that tlS.000 will be necessary to com
plete the work, aud this can be done in tbe
next fiscal year.
The following estimates nre made: For
reservoirs at tbe headwaters ot the Missis
sippi river, fl,174,&Vi to complete; r.t,ii4
for tbe fiscal year ending June :U, lsli.
For the improvement of the Chipewa
river, including Yellow Banks, Wisconsin,
f 115,787 to complete: fiiO.OOO for the year.
For tbe improvement of the St Croix river.
Wisconsin, aud Minnesota, f-U.'-VHI for tbe
tbe year and to complete.
Surveys for reservoirs at tbe source of the
Mississippi, St Croix, Chippewa and Wis
consin rivers, JVl.OOO for the year and to
For Western Harbor Improvements
In his annual report to the chief of engin
eers on surveys and harbors in Michigan and
Wisconsin, Maj. James 11. Quinn makes the
following estimates for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1S1: For improving the harbor at
Superior Bay aud St Louis Bay. Wisconsin,
tirT.UVS; to cotnpl-te tbe project, f'il,7&i.
For improving the harbor at Adiland, Wis.,
tUV.OOO; to complete, JJ47,SHi7. For improv
ing tbe harbor at Ontouagon, Micu., :, Hi;
to complete, tt",iT0. For improving the
harbor at Marquette. Mich., T.'l,0o for the
year and to complete. For improving the
harbor of refuge at Grand Rapids, Mich. ,
$Jti!,7j0 for the year aud to complete.
CHARGES AGAINST OFFICIALS.
The Civil Service Commissioners Make a
Washinoton- Citt, July 17. The civil
service commission has made a report on the
postotlice at Grand Rapids, Mich. Charges
were made against the postmaster, Mr. Blair,
and against the then chief clerk of the rail
way mail service, Mr. F. A. Hudson. The
charges are lucked up by sworn affidavits,
and are of so serious nature that tbe commis
sion, in view of their lack of power to
subraena witnesses aud administer oaths,
deem it proper to turn tbe whole matter
over to the postoffice department
The Charges Against the Men.
Accordingly they submit to that deart
ment the albduvits taken, which, as to Hud
son, are seven iu number, charging him with
soliciting campaign funds last fall, while as
to Blair there is but one. Both men deny
the charges, and present counter affidavits in
confirmation ot their denials, together with
letters of two of tbe witnesses agaiust Hud
son denying the very facts they set forth in
What Is Recommended.
If Mr. Hudson is guilty, says the report,
he should be prosecuted; if he is not guilty,
then the men swearing fnlscly agmnst bim
should themselves lie prosecuted for entering
into a peculiarly iufamous conspiracy to
blacken his character.
That Telegraph Reduction.
WasHiNiiTos Citt, July 17. A telegram
from New York says: The officials of the
Western Union Telegraph company are ex
tremely reticent concerning the proposed re
durlhtn of tolls on government telegrams
I root I cent to I null per ,! A pnanl-
nent officer of the company said Monday that
Postmaster General Wanamaker was in
error in saying that any contracts existed by
which private biL-tiiiee was charged oidy 1
mill per word; tbe lowest rate was cent
per word for short distances, inci easiu ac
cording to distance.
In the Neil l lfijr Tears,
Washinoton Citv, July 17. CoL O. L.
Gillespie, of the engineers' corps, in his re
port on LarlH.r improvements in New York
state, predicts that within the next fifty
years every foot of shore line en both sides
of the East river, within fifteen miles of Har
lem river aud Hullgate, will be occupied with
wharves filled with shipping, engaged not
only in the roasting and transatlantic trade,
but in the commerce of tba world.
Judge Truer Seriously III.
Washington Citt, July 17. There was
no material change in the condition of Judge
Tynor yesterday. He is kept as quiet as pos
sible, and no visitors are allowed to see him.
His physicians have recommended bis re
moval from the city, and this will lie done as
soon as bis condition will permit
Huston Going Home on a Visit,
Washington Citt, July 17. Treasurer
Huston left Washington yesterday afternoou
for bis home iu Indiana. Ue will return in
about a week. CnL Kansdell, the marshal
of tiie District, left yesterday to visit bis
home in Indianapolis.
A Kansas Man Appointed.
Washington Citt, July 17. The secre
tary of war has appointed Leslie Perry, of
Kansas, one of the two civilian experts ou
the board of rebellion records.
Fred 8kuLael, an S-ynar-old boy of Wau
sau. Wis., was drowned hi the Wisconsin
river Tuesday, and bis 11 -year-old brother
met nearly the same fate in a heroic at
tempt to rescue him.
Reduced the Rata on Coat
Philadelphia, July 17. Tbe Pennsyl
vania Railroad company has announosd a
reduction of .0 cents a ton in the rates on
anthracite coal from the mines to Chicago.
Americans to Complete Panama Canal.
Nw York, Ju!y 17. Contractor Slavin,
who did a good deal of tbe dredging for tbe
Panama Canal company, says be believes tbe
American Contracting and Dredging com
pany, ot w hich be Is presi lent, will soon
complete arrangements to fiulsh the canal
His company ia backed by enormous canital.
and is favorably regarded by the French
people. Mr. Siavin says the canal can be
completed by his company in four years.
Pretty State of Things In Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Citt. L T.. July 17. The
charter election called for yesterday was
suppressed by the military. Mo attempt was
made to bold an election, as it was seen that
trouble would ensue, and the matter was
therefore postponed. The opposition to the
present city government is increasing, and it
ia predicted that it will not be long before
there is a sudden change.
SPRING HAS GOME!
and with it the pleasure of beautifying home with new pieces of-
Lace Curtain Stretchers
yvuBgiisami i m urn, nwwnw
B vrlLLXj LiL; t ' .ill 1 1 1 .0 t
OUT O FOCIMMQ FMAMt.
Will Ssve you Money, Time and Labor.
Evcmv llousaasErsK Should Havs Oms;
any lady can operate them.
For Sale By
There is an epidemic of hydrophobia among
the dogs near JcT-rsen ville, lint
Pululh baa developed a minor al spring
said to posses superior medical qualities to
the famous CsrUlstti springs in Germany.
The Schuylkill paper mill al Maoeynnk,
Pa., owned by Frank McDonald, was burned
Tuesday. Liss, tSo.unO; insurance. M,(MI.
Mrs. Anna K. llray, a sister of the late
Representative Toansheinl, of Illinois, died
of apoplexy at her residence in Washington
There is a man in the Detroit house of cor
rection who has worn women's clothes ever
since lie was a chil.l. The Detroit authori
ties have put trousers on him.
Jake Ktlrnin has arrived at Baltimore.
Mitchell is in New York, and says that tbe
report that be wants fi,(KK) from Jake is
false; Jake doesn't owe him a cent.
ilarnlt Strain, a well-to-do former living a
lew miles from Lebanon, lod., bas disap
peared, anil so has the wire of B. U Ebultz,
bis hired man. Mrs. Strain will let him go.
The comptroller of the currency has au-
tnorize.1 tue Mrst aiional bunk of Cedar
town, O.x, and the First National bank of
MeOregor.Tex.. to begin buslnets with a cap
itals of f.'n 1,(100 each.
Michael Bolak was banped at RIvidsre. N.
J., Tuesday for the murder of Michael Ftol
bnshire, at Oxford, N. J., fv-pt. :.. loS.
Bolak declared his innocence up to ibe mo
ment be was sung 1T.
An H-y ear-old child of Rudolph Nero, f
liloomintrton. Ills., has the bademinenoe of
having stolen three horses ia the past week.
He was arreted, but owing to his youth
fulness turned loose aain.
Columbus. Ind., has a natural pas well
which is affected by the wind. When it
blows hard from the north or east tbe gas
slops flowing nearly, and when the mercury
records fru it stops entirely.
While Michael Joint, of Eminettsburg. Ia.,
was readjusting the nlle of n self-binding
reaper Tuesday the hor started and drove
the needle through his wrist, where he was
held for an hour until a blacksmith Hied the
needle in two.
A youn; man named Lauer was struck
tn the right ear by a fragment of a glass bot
tle throwu in sport by a companion, at Lin
coin, ills., Tuesday. The eye-ball was out
out and fell to the ground. The young man
will prolabiy die.
Oue K"lly. a Cincinnati ward worker, be
gan abusing Constable Ijtcey after the de
cision of a case in a jutice court Tuesday,
and upon offering to draw a pistol, Laosy
g.4hisout quickest and sent a bullet after
Kelly, who ran i.ke a deer.
The Cronin commirteo at Chicago bas
framed a lour clumn re4y to Patrick
Ford's six column attack on Croning and his
friends, published in Ford's paper. The Irish
World, a we-k or so ao. Tne committee
gives Ford and Sullivun a terriiile going
With reference to the special in The New
York Sun, that he would be a candidate for
the senate from bis state, SecrelarT Rusk
said Tuesday that there was no truth in it:
that be whs a candidate neither for that
oftiee nor the presidency ; for the latter place,
he said, Harris, ai was sure to 1 renomi
nated. President t'orhin Makes a l'nrrhase.
I'nn.ADELl'Hia. July 1?. President Austin
Corbin, of the Reading road and Rapid
Transit steamship company, has bought
acres of land and w ater front at Miin
tauk. L. L. for a lauding place for his new
I"!""1 t-.....,n i-h- .,.... i r.
will tie eight in iiuiiiIht. aud n ill I built
Iealh of a Human 4 atluiliv Prelate.
1 HiLAiiKl.rlilA. July IT Very R;v.
James A. Corcoran, S T. Ii., one of the
in .st learned Uoumii (.'illi.mc divines in this
country, and a voluminous contributor tc
church literature, died yest-rday at St
Charles R.irroineo seminary, Overbrook,
IV , aged 70 years.
Small-Pox in Pittsburg.
PlTTsm R, Pa.. July 17. A malignant
case of small-nox has U-en discovered in thb
city. The victim is an oil-driller named
Owen McMahon, w ho was sent from Canons
burg, Washington county, o Mercy hos
pital on Monday.
Failure In the Lumher Trade.
Fokt Aulkohent, Fa. , July 17. The wej'
known lumber firm of M. A. Lillibridge &
Co. have failed. Ju lgmente have been en
tered and executions issued against the firm
for more than JO.uiil.
Cnicsoo. July lfl.
On the hoard of trade to-day quotations
were as follows-. Wheat No. 2 Julc, opened
77i, closed THVc August, niued 7Vc;
cloatsi JVpteinlier, oened Tec,
rinsed 77c. Corn -No. 2 August, oriied
' cled :i'"vHc; September. s-aed
ICeV, clned i.'-4c; May, opened STXjc.
closed ;i7i-se. t lata -No. - August, oiieacd
and closed ilc: September, opened alc,
closed S2c Pork August, Oiened (ll.K,
closed SH.l.i; September, oprne.1 $11. :Vi, closed
Jll. Lard -August, opened d.32i4. closed
Live Stock The Cnlnn stork yards quote
the following prices: Hogs Market opsins!
fairly active with prices steady; later now
weak and prices ftodUc lower, liitht grades,
HW175; rotiKh packing. ti-UOJSi; mixed
lota, $t 3f,t4 .V. heavy parking and skipping
lots. M.JUJH in.
Produce: Kntter Fancy F.Iain creamery,
15Wivlt"-ic per B; dairies in line, lmldo; roll
butter.be. Etnr-''trirtly fresh, llvAilj per
dot. Poultry-Live chickens. 10c per ; roost
ers, 6c; turkeys, li&xe.; docks. a.jsc Potatoes
New, 1.mu&I.S per bbl. Applse-New, f.ina
4 .Vlperbbl. Raspberries -l.fiu2.. per 2t-q,t.
New York. Jnlv IS.
Wheat No. S red winter cash, IrTSto de
juiy, rnsto; no August, mjko; o Saptfmker,
80ac. Corn n 2 i u.l . .. ..1. 1 1..- iiTA
434c; do August, isc. Oal guiel; No. i
mixed cash, 7ic; do July. T.Se; do Au
gust, fissc; no Beptcmner, x. !-jc. Itye UUil.
Baney -Nominal. Pork Dull: new mesa.
SlATisftliLOU Lard-Quiet; August. e.77;
Live stock: Cattle No market: dressed
beef, quiet and unchanged; native sides, if Kb
6,c per lb; Texas do. aMc. Shea aifd
lambs Steadier, but dull; sheep, oVk&oHc pel
lb; lambs. fiQoHc. Mogs-Nomlually un
cnanged; ft.0u3s.uu per luu lbs.
Bsy Upland prairie, .00.
Hay Timouiy new I7&S.U0.
Bay Wild, fo.OuSlLOU.
Oosl-bofl. lie ; fetid (9.00
Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Unique.
-IUST FJR,TjOtt SUITES
No words can do justice to tbe Novelties exhibited.
W. B. BARKER,
lias purchaseil the well-known
Fourth Ave. and Tenth' Street,
and hopps to retain the custom of his predecessor.
He will make a great effort to iiernetuate the good name of this
Old Established Grocery
It Un .iir.ps I 1 .!,, 1 . .
-that it has always enjoyed by dealing only in the beet . j--AT
TIIE LOWEST PIJICE3.
I FISHER 1
and if you are wise 3-011 will
good in any other make
Hardwood Finish and
CgTSoLD ONLY BY
J. B. ZIMMERs
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Gall and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits up in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES ARE LOW.
A. J. SMITH .Sc SON,
Iw m ' L
i . r-- " -TV ;- Vr
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
buy no other. There is nothing
but has been stolen from it.
Bronze Trimmings, honest
JOHN T. NOFTSKER.
Opp. Harper House,
DAILY HIS STOCK OF-
HOUSEKEEPERS tor Soups Gravios, Etc Coni-cnleo
for NURSES Ixuliiuy water a A licious BKEF TEA
Is instantly proviJi-J. INVALIDS will And It appetizing.
Kivinit tone to ih WKAKtlsT STOM ACH. Guaranteed t,
ho I'l liK KI:i:f essknck. put up in convenient pact
ajrea of both SOI.IO AMI 11 1 Ml EXTRACTS.
BY DRUCCISTS AND GROCERS.
COMPLETE IN ALL
For Cstaloruos AiMres
DAVENPORT, low A
Tiles and Grates.
Call, Compare Stock ami
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 West Third Street,
Opp. Masonic Temple,