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THE COMING FIGHT.
A Gigantic Labor Strike Prepar
ing for May.
MINE "WORKERS GETTING IN LINE.
Knight" r-t Labor and Federation Join
HaihIh at Columbus, O. A Oriinatie
Soene of Reconciliation tlonipcrs
Makes an Aildrpn Calling on tLe Men
to Clone for Klght Hour a IJsy
A Movement That Will Involve 1T5.000
CoLCirnr O., Fe!.. 11. High ab v the
Blase ol t:..- t'ity I, nil. in everr.M'ii l-Mtrs
a foot Uma, lii(U4.s the motto: "Kigiit
Hours IVr Diy." Klsewhtre wpou the
w tills of the spacious room are tab ?r iiiut-to-.'s
liii.'iu.; a similar import. They ex
press the sri.timeut and iiuliej.te the
r :tmv lt'!i:,iiiil of the Uuitel Mine
rktrs i.f America, whose first annual
? c.wMti. n Uim here yesterday morning.
i';ie Amc-ti -.in federation, it is known,
has st'lecrt-.l the giant miners' otsjanizu
l:.jti to r.i!ke the next jjreai 1 ational
stru'ie tor tight hours Thous unls of
workman, with an almost perfect orv;uu
fititpn .-m.l backed by millions o! loilars,
will ftijia i:t the battle ayaius-. a-ra-
I":--.n:!uii:t Men Present.
At this worker-,' annual eonven-
tion it is expected that intuh of i he pre
liminary (it-tad of the impeudinu' battle
will be arr:Mi'.-ed. For this reason the ses
sion is atrra;-tiusf national interest from
other than the? mining interests, liesides
the general ollicers of the mine workers,
many tlU'iruinUhe.l labor leaders ;tre pres
ent, antiim; whom are Samm-! tioni
pt'rs. president of the American IVd ra
tion of Labor: Secretary and Treasurer
Hayes, of the Knights of Labor general
assembly; A. V. Wright, nit ml r i.f the
general executive board. Kuights of La-
Itor; Hug. i J. Kavaua ugh, general worthy
foreman. Knights of 1-ibor. aud Hon. John
McHride, Ohio state commissioner of la
Hum! Across a Chasm.
At the morning session committees on
credentials anil on rules having been ap
pointed a committee was sent t escort
President nompers and the oth -r distin
guished gentlemen to the hall When
they appeared upon the stnge a dramatic
scene ensued. President John IV Rao, of
the United Mine workers, stef ped for
ward lo the front of the platform, holding
in his own the hands of Mr. Gompers, of
the Amertciii Federation, aad Mr.
Wright, of the Knights of Labor. The
resonaut cheers which a momei t before
had beat against the castellated roof of
the vast hail were for a moment hushed
into stillness profound. Said President
Ilae, in tones of triumph aud exultation:
"These clasped hands are indicative of the
true spirit of fraternity of feeling which
joins and cements the interests of these
three giant labor organizations "
ionpci Delivers an Address.
Then ag.tin great volnmes cf sound
broke the stillness. Cheer upon cheer
from the lusty throats of brawny miners
rose to the ceiling and were echiied back
only to be caught aud returned upon an
auvaticiug wave ol renewed applause.
Presidtnr. Gompers theu addressed the
convention, his remarks treating princi
pally of the eight-hour movement. He
I think the very happy incident .just friren
by your president indicates the feetiii between
tbn labor rr.ini7Jition3 of the country. I
t'aink it wonlU 1 apropos to speak of the eiRht
liour niovuni-nt. The Ameriiaa Federation pr
I-abor itacii-vl that there shall be a snvive
movement of national trades for the establish
ment of the eL;ht hour work day.
Advantage of Eight Hours.
We fcolieve, (.r rather the history o' tlv lalinr
organizations illustrates, that a rolactiou in
the hours of Ulr ha lieen invariab'y followed
liy an ineri-K in wniws; also a l-t erra.-nt of
the condition of tim wapre-workorR. It gives
them that mest important factor in lifetime:
tinse that eeiainenees with our first -ir-arh and
ends only v.-h"n we die; tima to cultivate our
minds, our bihli)s: time to dorote fc onr fami
lies: torai-eour children as they nhonW be
raised; to promote the fraternal feelim; among
men. Tin-re us no one question so fi. -reaching
that promises no great result! and to accom
plish our "uiani'ipatiou as to reduo- the hoars
Sm -ees of the Pant.
Slay 1. l-i. witnessed and passed orcrahlood
less revouti.,n. The carpenters nele -ted by the
A. F. of L. not only redneed the hours or labor,
but thousands of others rednced their hor.rs of'
labor. While than? wero quite a largo r.umlier
who did rot yjerocd, tliey came ont of the con
test with flying colors; numerically, financially
and in r very way better than when they en
tered. Movpraenta of lal)or for reform are re
warded by :tn amount of sncccss ia the same
degree that tlr is a spirit of valor on the one
band, a wiiirit of aggressiveness on the other.
Ko faint-heartedness in the lalior movement
ought to be tolerated. We must go at it deter
ininediy and not take a step backward.
Work Slefore the Convention.
1 recognize tho representative chara-ter of
this convention, and its power to do g'.iod work.
Yon not only are required to carry ont the in
structions of pnwioua conventions of miners,
hut vtm f rvtih from your constitn ;nts, know
ing their wi'.nta and feelings, and yon are in a
position to legislate positively tl eir wisfaea.
You also have the wishes of ntlwr t2-nda U car
ry ort, that you inaist on the enfo -rumen t of
the eight hour work-day. Applaune.. Uay I,
1X!, taunt witns the inauguration for the
miners of t'n- cTjntry of an eight hr.nr work
(Liy. Yon vill meet in conferen-v in a few
months with the operators. Let them under
stand that tho United Mino Wo-kera are a
unit on at least one question, that is. eight
hours: that yon are standing as a sebd pha
lanx from th- Af.Lantic to the Pa:ita from gulf
to gulf, for an eight -hoar work day
A I'len for l;nited Act inn.
There niiist le jojfect accord and frankneaB
with up. AU through tbo workiuar drnw of
the country there iB a pulse-beat- a common.
impnLne for tai success of the mov mi-mt. The
impetus obvained by the miners this yair will
give the employers such an idea tliat a .wsjien
sion will not l. necessary in the otlier tr.vt-s to
?cure eight hours. I hope thoy win ishow 13jtt
gitod sense to i-oncode you eight hoinn.
A Contest -M) tiled.
At the afternoon session there was a
long and animated contest ah-to the cre
dentials i.f John Costellonnd ( haries Mo
Donald, of Pit.t-burg Each cl limed tole
entitled to a serit in the convention. Hoth
were iimii-y admitted upon the ta-it un
derstani;:ig tiiat tney would pay certain
dues which hitd formed the I m of con
tention le.oling to the contest.
A Multitude to Strike.
The re.-oiit- of this convention wi'.i prob
ably be that 175,000 American miuerswill
strike for t-iglit honrs on May I. It is al
most equally certain that on that date
t housands of uiiuers in England and Eu
rope wiil join in a desperate aad concen
trated effort to obtain higher wages and
shorier hours of toil. While the attack
will be led by the miners, it ia more than
prob'a'ole Chat other trades will be drawn
into the JUiit. So there is a lively ' pros-n-'et'tn
the Wior field. :
GRANGERS MAKE A CHANGE.
Illinois r. Jt. It. A. Men Shelve Streetor
and Tak Up tell.
Springfield, 111., Feb. 11. A resolution
was offered in the senate yesterday for the
appointment of six women commissioners
of the World's fair to collect antiquities,
etc Another resolution provides for
woman suffrage. Bills introduced: Com
pelling mine examiners to mark the con
dition of mines with chalk; providing for
the appointment of weighmasters at mines
by the miners; prohibiting trusts. The
house pnt in its time discussing without
action the bill providing for the election
"f railway commissioners by the people.
A Change In the Joint Keion.
The F. M. B. A. men made a change in
;heir candidate for senator at the joint
jession. and their votes were cast for John
P. Stelle, editor of The Progressive Farmer,
of Mount Vernon. Eight ballots were
taken with the monotonous result that
has grown so familiar. After the sixty
linth ballot had been taken the Demo
srats moved to adjourn, but the Repub
licans opp sed the motion, and Taubeneck
voted with them, defeating it. Four
more ballots were taken, making seventy
three in all, and then adjournment was
Conference and Caucus.
Before the legislature met yesterday the
Republican steering committee had a con
ference with the F. M. IV A. men, and
asked them if they would entertain a
proposition to vote for some Republican.
The grangers said such a proposition
could not be entertained, and that nego
tiations were useless. Last night the
Republicans caucussod, it being under
stood that a proposition to drop
Oglesby was the one tinder discussion.
But the conclusion was to stick to Ogh-a-by,
and leave the matter in the hands ol
the steering committee, which will offer
some candidates to the farmers. It is said
that the names will be Iafayette Funk,
then C. J. Lindlcy, then Dave Hunter, and
last Judge Gresham.
DEATH OF JAMES REDPATH.
Some Account of the I.ire of the Noted
New Yor.K, Feb. 11. One day last week
James Redpath, journalist and lecturer,
and also prominent ia the agitation in
America for Irish home rule, was severely
injured by a street car, the bones of his
left arm leing broken and the mnscles
lacerated. The result of his injury was
his death yesterday at St. Luke's hospital.
He was born at Brwick-on-Tweed, ling
land, in 1833, and came to this count ry in
1S48. where he entered journalism as a
His Principal Distinction.
He made himself most prominent, how
ever, as as advocate of Ireland's rights.
He tii-t got, interested in this matter
through making a trip to Ireland as a
correspondent to The New York Tribune.
His trip through Ireland wns made dur
ing the partial famine of 1S7SJ and 1SS0,
and made him a complete convert to the'
doctrines of the Land league, and his let
ters, which were widely copied, hail more
to do with awakening American sympa
thy than any other agency at that time.
Coming b.ick to this country ho gave a
series of lectures to crowded houses.which
had a further effect in the same direction.
Returning to Ireland he threw himself
heart and soul into the, agitation, and de
livered a Dumb;r of speeches at National
ist meetings which exceeded those of al
most any of the Irish agitators in violence
Recame Absorbed in the Movement.
He denounced Chief Secretary Forstr
and the Irish landlords in unmeasured
terms. When some of the local leaders
were thrown into prison Redpath tilled
their engagements and the government
did not arrest him. So absorbed in the
new movement did Redpath become that
on his return to New York he started an
Irish weekly paper, attended all the Irish
conventions aud for some years did not
touch any other movement. The Irish
got to regard him as one of themselves.
NINETEEN PASSENGERS HURT.
Kerious and Probably Fatal IHsastflr on
au Iowa Kail way.
Chic Alio, Feb. 11. A special dispatch
from Mayuard, Ia., gives the following
particulars of yesterday's accident ou the
Decorah division of the Burlington, Ce
dar Rapids and Northern railroad. The
train carried an unusually large number
of passengers. When the train, was about
midway between Maynard and Randolph,
descending r.n incline at high speed, a
rail broke and the whole train was thrown
down an embankment of fourteen feet,
and drugged along the steep incline for 100
yar.ls before breaking away from the en
gine, w hich remained on the track.
Narrow Kscape from the Flames.
Fire at once started in the mail car.
Clerk Wilson escaped through a window,
but Express Messenger Smith was stunned
and was rescued with difficulty after the
car was enveloped in flames. The injured
in the passenger coaches are as follows:
W. T. Haulon, W-adena, la., hurt in the
back; L. C. Price, Cedar Rapids, internal
ly; Mrs. S. A. Goodrich, Maynard, inter
nally; Conductor F. M. Smith, Brakeman
F. M. Williams, Express Messenger W.
E. Sm it h. Postal Clerk J. IL Wilson, and S.
C. Goodnow, Maynard all supposed to
be fatally injured.
Injured Lea Kerioualy.
Among the les seriously hurt are: T.
Harris Butler, West Union, Ia.; J. C. El
gin and II. C. Spalding, Waterloo, Ia.; U.
H. Simpson, Brownsdale, Ia.; Ella Frisby,
Animosa, la,; Mrs. Carrie Gould, May
nard; Mrs. I. H. Griffin, West Union; F.
D. Merritt, West Union; Clarence Powell,
Decorah; Mrs. li. A. Miller, Elgin; John
Holmqu'st, Cedar Rapids.
The lally Wife Hlauchter.
MiUiOM, O., Feb. 11. Yesterday Joseph
Mekley, of Dayton, shot and killed his
wife. Bell Mekley, at a house of ill-fame
in this city. The ball entered the woman's
head. She died at 13 o'clock. The woman
refusing to sign a deed caused Mekley to
kill her. Mekley is in jail.
A Statue of the Fope.
London. Feb. 11. A Rome dispatch
says that the pope has extended permis
sion to Luccheti, the sculptor, to exhibit
the statue of his holiness which Luccheti
has completed for Washington univer
sity. Two Boys Froaea to Oeatk.
WlXOSA, Minn., Feb. 1L Two boys,
aged 10 and 12, sons of a German farmer
named August Ford, were found dead
Monday evening two miles northwest, of
Utic.i. They got caught in the blizzard.
An Passed Australian Bill.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 1L In the house
yesterday Porter's Australian 'ballot ' bill
was passed ' without a single dissenting
THE MICHIGAN STATESMEN.
Summary of the Doings in the State Les;.
Lanbinq. Mich., Feb. ll.-Representa-tive
Jackson has introduced a sweeping
bill in the legislature designed to shut oft
completely the extorting of confessions
from prisoners by police and prosecuting
officers. The bill provide that no confes
sion obtained from a person in custody
under a criminal charge shall be admitted
in evidence unless that confession is made
in open court. Jackson also introduced a
bill authorizing special charter railroads
to surrender their charters and to organ
ize under the general law. The bill comes
from the Michigan Central road, and was
drawn by Henry Russel, attorney for th
Other lleararri Introduced.
A joint resolution introduced in the
house yesterday provides that the ques
tion of appropriating .V),000 for the na
tional G. A. 14. encampment in Detroit
next summer shall be decided by submit
ting it to a popular vote at the spring
election. It is probable that this resolu
tion will pass, although the letroiteni
will make a hard fight against it. Two
Old bills were presented in the senate yes
terday. One prohibits prison wardens
from accepting from the convicts under
their charge gifts of more than to in value,
and the other makes it a misdemeanor to
cirluate a campaign circular making a
personal attack upon any candidate u:
less the attack is signed by a responsible
James Redpath, the journalist ami Irih
Nationalist, died in New York Tuesday.
Forty bisters in John Peach's shoe si op
at Avon, Mass., have struck against ti.e
use of machines.
Waco, Tex., is infested with incendi
aries, and Sunday night several at tempts
were made to burn the town.
A large linoleum factory ii about to
transfer its plant from Manchester, Eng
land, to Muskegon, Mich.
The state de artment has seat to ti e
governors of the several states certified
copies of the apportionment bill.
King Humbert has offered a title to
Signor Crispi, but the honor was refused
and Crisni has reopened his law ofticr.
The wholesale notion house of Joseph A.
Bigle A; Co., of Cincinnati, was robbed
Monday night and velvets valued at $o0,
It is proposed at Washington City, as an
important feature of the future Indian
policy, to enlist about 2,000 of the bucks
in the army.
Simon Male, a laborer of Lockpnrt. N.
Y., has jut received notice that the death
of an uncle in New Jersey has made him
Physicians ia Cincinnati Monday cut a
pie;-e out of the skull of a 15-year-old i.iiot
girl, and expect her to be reclaimed from
idiocy by the operation.
The differences of the Illinois Steel com
pany and their employes.who went out on
a strike last week have been settled, and
the men are now back at work.
Henry Rocssing, of Allegheny City, Pa.,
hanged himself Monday, and it was found
that he had repented while hanging and
got out his knife to cut himself down,
but death stopped him.
Miss Rebecca Douuelly, aged 22, was
married to Hiram Kent, a bachelor of 71,
at Wnynesburg, Pa., Monday. The old
man promised to make his wife his sole
heir, and he is very wealthy.
There wa a serious accident on tha
Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern
railroad, near Maynard, Ia., Monday
night, the train being thrown down an
embankment by a broken rail. Sixteen
persons were injured.
Three new national banks were author
ized to begin business Tuesday tho First
National bank of Athena. Ore,, c apital
$.0,uit"; First National bank, of Uvalde,
Tex., capital $;,00.l; American National
bank, oi B iltimore, Md., capital jf-:K),ttiH.
A 1) r.Hin'.hi-old colt was sold Monday by
V. C. France & Son, of Ijcxingtou. Ky.,
to Bowen & Hack, of Adrian. Mat., 1 1 r
SVW. T;ic youngster's claim to this value
is that bis ire is Red Wilkes, dam Con
stance, by Ellerslie Wilkes, second dam
Kincora by Mambrino Patchen.
Legislat ion ia W isriniRin.
Madison, Wis,. Feb. 11. Bill were in
traduced in the legislature je-tcrday: For
a board of five reputable physicians to ex
amine applicants for the practice of medi
cs. ne; permitting inmates of slate institu
tions to select their religious advisers;
making rape punishable by from fifteen
to thir;y-livd years' imprisonment and
making the age ofrvonsent twelve years.
The Weather We May F.xprrt.
WAsniMiTox Crrv. Feb. 11. The following
are the weather indication for thirty-six hoars
from 8 p., ni. yesterday: For Lower Mich
igan and Indiana VTarmr, southerly winds;
fair weather Wednesday. For Upjer Michigan
and Wisconsin Warmer, fair weather; south
erly winLs For Illinois and lotra Warmer,
outherly winds; fair weather.
CHIOAOO. Fob. 10.
The quotations on the board of trade to-day
were as fo lows: Wheat No. 2 February,
opened cliated t'4.4jo; May, VTlic, cloned
OHJc; July, ocmvi SEe, closed OTjjC Corn
No. S February, opened fnsc closed bUr;
May, openod closed f?nc; July, opened
Uhic closed 5-Ur. (tats No. 2 May, opened
tTi-Jc, closed CVc: J ana, oMnd and cloned
Wto; July, ojieuod und closed tfi:. ' Pork
February. oKned J9. jO. cloned Jt jJ?; March,
oienod f t. closed S9.li; May, opened t9 9S,
closed 0.05. Lot J February, openod $5.57,
Live stock Following were the prices at
the Union btock yards: Hogs Market opened
active nnd strong, all parties baying-; prices
10c higher; light gradnn, $3 XVrfvt &i roach
packing, i.:.(ji.t.."; mixed, J.) 40,1,1 11; heavy
packing and shipping lotx, $3.5U(&l.?il; pigs, Y- 9D
Cattle-Hef steers. S-18SuV 50; stockers and
feeders, f.tufil ); cows and bulla,
3.t; calves. .Wia.'i.T.'i. Sheep -Trade active.
Sa.5ttita.0t); lambs. SS4.K5iK6.iM; extra sheen.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 25c;
dairies, fined, fresh, packing stock, IJ
Ccalo. Eggs-Fresh candled. SSo per dos.
Dressed poultry Chicena. sxnsc. per lb
ducks, jr.llc; turkeys. IJutlSe; (fese, ft8c:
Potatoes White lioso. KufoiHe. pr bo: Bed
Rose. Uoc; Hebron, tWate; Peerless, MJSOc;
Bnrbau-s. HlKi'ttic. Kwxet jiotatoos Jerseys.
:i.T5 4.U0 er bbl; TUiuois. Jc-tiJIjLria Apples
Cooking, fcL'Witl.lW per bbl; eaten. tt.OOS.OJ;
lliehig.in. choice, &i.75r.4.UO.
Nitw YnHB.Feb. 10L
Wheat No. red winter cash. SLh4; do
March, Jl.U:: May. tloS4; June. Wte.
Urn Na i uiixmi cash. tHc; May. 55r.
Oats Quiet but steady; No. 2 mixed cash,
fils; May, 51)40. Boriey Neminal Bye
Nominal. Pork Dull; in est. SIU.SO&U .25 for
new. I jird Quiet; May, So Id: August, S&oO.
Live St ick: Cattle Market Arm but no trad
ing ui beeves: dratsed beef, steady; native
su.es, i?i&: V . Sheep and LamU-Market
quiet but steady; sheep, f4.UQ&S.Ti fl e;
uuuiM, u.wf.Lt. Hogs nosninauy
live hogs. mHLIU V KM SW,
w Well! WeU1
That's tho way you feel after ono or
two of Dr. Tierce's Pleasant Pellets
have done their work. You feel
well, instead of bilious and consti
pated ; your 6ick headache, dizzi
ness and indigestion arc gone. It's
done mildly and easily, too. You
don't have to feel worse before you
feel better. That is the trouble
with the huije, old-fashioned pilL
These arc email, 6ugar-coated, eas
iest to take One little Pellet's a
laxative, three to four arc cathartic
They regulau and cleanse the liver,
Etomach and bowels quickly, but
thoroughly. They're tho cteapest
pill, sold by druggists, because you
only pay for the good you get.
They're guaranteed to give satis
faction, every time, or j-our money
is returned. That's the jculiar
plan all Dr. Pierce's medicines are
Can you ask more ?
vtter hartspec ncs
Tor Eorses, Cattle, Sheep, Bogs, Zzs, 1
300 raaeHsskps Treatment efAsIaiaU
aad Chart heat Free.
A.A.lMplaal Meataaitia, Milk Fever.
H. K. Siraiaa. Ltmrirai, KbrasBatUau
C.C nistesaper, Nasal Klvharree.
I.D. Itetaer (iraha. Wares.
Ceecbn. Heaves, Paeasasnla.
r.K. Colio sir tiripm. Bellyache.
).;. Mincaniaae, II essarr hares.
11.11. I riaary aad Kidaey UIm-um,
I. 1. Eraativ Disease. Mauve.
J.K Diseases of Diarslisa, i'aralyaia.
KlngleBettle (over50dcrfV, . - .go,
Stable Case, with Ppeciflm, MannaL
YeU-nn&ry Care OU and MoukjaUir,
Jar eterinary Care Oil, . l.UO
Eold by Diuimists; or Sent Prepaid asrwterw
aad many quannty on Receipt of Puce.
HTTM PHBETS' MEDICIITE CO,
Corner Wiilism and John 8l., New Tork.
iw ju yrxn. i oo otTmMMTO i3eay t'jr
Nervous Debility, Vital Weakness,
sod PmstraUon. from owr-work or othrr rauwaj
SI pervuLorSvislsaDdlarnvisl romSaror i.
bou) ST DRcnoDTrs. or sent pnsxpsid on mortDC
of pha,-HUIPHRETS, HEDlCIaE CO ,
Oor. Wi'.iiin aad John Sta, If. T.
REGARDLESS OF COST !
NO HUMBUG !
We are compelled to
THE MOLINE "WAGON.
IIO LIVE, ILU
Manulacturers ol FARM, SPRING and FREIGHT WAGOHS
A fall and cotapU line of PLATFORM as 4 other Sprier Waroaa, vsrrciary adspird ta th
Wettera trade. of aperior workaisash'p aad Snth Illasuated Tncm Lit free a
aiMicaUoa. bee Ut MOUS'B WAOUX before frarcaatimc.
HELP US MOVE
OUR STOCK OF-
-THEY MUST BE SOLD
move on account of Floor being
DAVIS & CO, ;
A canxlet tack of-
Pip. Braas Goods, Packing,
Hose, Fixe Brick, Elc
So'.e At'- far
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICA10RS.
We rariitre rrrry nee perfect, aad wlH srej C sa,
Twcatj dsy'a trial, to rerpoa:bl parti ea.
Safety Ileatiog Doilers and Contractors for
farnifhlaff and IsjIdb: Water, aad
Rock I!aad, miooit.
Te'.ephoce llti. K(1deceTclepaoae 100.
Goods received by
CALL AND EXAMINE.
1622 Second Avenue.