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The Story Told by Seven Bohe
. m an Laborers.
DAEK DOINGS IN LIBERTY'S EOME.
A Screw Lome in Wftt Virginia, if Some.
hiMl.r Is Not Lying Proceeding That
Discount the System in Siberia The
Whip and Chain I'sed on the Laborer
on a ItHilwny Labor Leader in Penn.
sylvania Arrested for Alleged Conspir
acy Strike at Pullman.
New Yoi:k, March 4. -Seven Bohe
mians, who were sent frpm an employ
ment agency in Greenwich street to labor
on the railroad near the Pocahontas coal
mines in West Virginia, have written a
letter to a Bohemian newspaper in this
city that is a chapter from the blackest
records of slavery. They arrived with ini
migraHs of several other nationalities at
Kikhoru, W. Va., in the latter part of No
vember under the impression tiiat they
were to receive $1.20 a day and tn allow
ance of J!) a month for board. They
signed a paper which was not read to
tliem, but which bound them, they after
ward tound out, to servitude.
.uartled Like Convicts.
"We were put on a traiu at Norfolk
after our arrival from New York," tbe
letter reads, "aud taken to Poc. illicit as.
After leaviug the train we were told that
we would have to travel one day. on foot,
and that we would have to Ti?;ive our
trunks behind. Instead of traveling one
day we traveled three. The cold was .se
vere, nnd most of our own shoes gave out,
so that we w-re almost barefooi ed. At
Pocahontas we were joined by two young
men, who rode on mules and were heavily
armed. The agent carried a pistol in his
hand. What happened to us after we
reached our destination is sodreadi'ul that
it may seem incredible to you. We are
helpl. ss here, as we are water, ed aud
guarded like prisoners. We did not get
our trunks ur-til a month after we got
here, and ou- bodies were covered with
Must Work, III or WelL
"The food is always the same, bitter,
black coffee and bacon three times a day.
Whether a mm is ill or not makes no dif
ference to our masters. He ruu-.t go to
work, and w hen not able to work he is
flogged until e is black and blue .nd told
that he has signed the contract acd niut
abide by it. We have received no monev,
and when we ask. for it we are told thft
we owe f 15 for railroad fare and $11 f. r
board. At the store we are charged doul le
for what we g-t, so that some of us have
debts amounting to $35. Our labr is in
vitin, hard as it i; we are hungry, and
our nights are sleepless because of the
cold and the uirt.
The liarbarons Punishment.
"We eat breakfast at 5 in the morning
and go immediately to our work, which
lasts tar into the night. Two men tried
to escape on Jan. 18. One was a Russian
Jew and tl - other a Pole. They wer
canght and brought ack. For punish
ment they were compelled to vade in
water tip to t.ieir waists and draw large
boats after thm. After this their coats
were taken off and they were whipped un
til they begged on their knees for mercy.
At night they were chained together so
t hey could not escape. When we asked
about our trunks and received an unsatis
factory answer we refused to work. We
were confronted with pistol sand tc Id th::t
we would be shot down like dogs unless
we resumed work.
Well. There Ought To Be Help.
"We have ben sold like slaves. Is there
no help? Oil. if -we could flee fror bete
and save others from a similar fate. Per
haps this letter may be published, and
through providence we may yet be saved."
The letter is -!.gned by William Hoffman,
Joseph Lanerr, L.. Langer, J. P. Maye.,
Mike Hranyo. J. Mraz, J. Gerry. The ad
dress is given as Elkhorn. McDowell
county, W. Ya , care of J. Bowell, Pur
cell's Camp, No. 2.
RAINEY APPEALS TO THE LAW.
Leader of thrf Strikers in the Coke Br
Sion Put Cinder Arrest.
ScoTTDALK, Pa., March 4. Co as table
Chick, of Union town, arrived here yester
day armed w 'it warrants for the aiTett of
all the principal labor leaders in the coke
region. It is said that tbe arrests are be
ing made at the instigation of coke opera
tor Rainey, whose men have not struck
and do not irtend to strike, bet ha re been
several times attacked by mobs of strikers
and driven away from their worl.. Tbe
strikers have also camped close to Rain
ey's works, and declare their purpose to
prevent any one going to work there.
Master Workman Wise, Secretary Mar
tin, and many others were arrested yes
terday and promptly gave bail for hear
ings March IT.
Strikers Indignant and Threatening.
The indictment charges tbe men with
committing unlawful acts, such na con
spiracy to tako the life of Thomas Linden
(pit boss at Kainey's Paull works), engag
ing in riot, and committing assault upon
Liiuden and others. The iudignat ion ot
the strikers at the arrest of their leaders
knows no bounds. They, are making
threats, and another outbreak is seriously
ftfared. The strikers denounce the arrests
as a conspiracy to rid the strike of its
leaders. Ju re Achesoo, of the United
States court, hs granted an injunction
asked for by Rainey against the Coauells
ville coke strikers, and warning them that
if their depredations are repeated the
United States marshal will be directed to
arrest all concerned.
Trouble &t Pullman, Ills.
Chicago, March 4. The employes of the
freight car siiops at Pullmau aru ou a
strike against a reduction, and the situa
tion is so critical that police projection
has been applied for. Ihe men nre not
members of any union, but they have
adopted union tactics, aud picketed the
railway station and car shops. These
pickets tackle every man arriving who
looks like a workman, and generally per
suade t hem to stay away, aud it is to pre
vent this that the police are wanted.
Met to Diseosa Kail way Matters.
Wasiiisgtok Citt, March 4. Tie sec
ond annual convention of the national
railway commissioners and the interstate
commerce commission was beguu yester
day at the rooms of the commission. A
large number of states were represented.
Judge Cooley was elected president of the
convention, and delivered an address An
address ou the use of private cars Vas de
livered by Judge tichoou maker. Most of
the day was devoted to routine business.
THE DEADLOCK IN ILLINOIS.
rv In the Joint Session In Which Both
Parties Have Innings.
Springfield, Ills., March 7, A petition
against the passage of the bill giving the
state juris liction over privue banks was
filed in the senate yesterday. Hills were
introduced to create a com mission to de
cide ou a new mode of capital punish
ment; to prevent fishing through the ice
in w inter. A bill allowing either party
to have causes docketed on the short cause
calendar was passed, and resolutions in
memory of Hon. T.S. Caey were adopted.
In the house a proposition of the Kansas
legislature for a commercial congress of
western states was endorsed, and a con
current resolution adopted providing for
a delegation of five representatives and
four senators from this state. A petition
was filed asking for municipal suffrage
for women. Another big batch of bills
was introduced; The hour of meeting
was changed to 11:30 a. m.
The Joint Session at Work.
There was a lively time for awhile in
the joint session. Tbe Republicans dis
covered that the Democrats were one
member short, and were immensely
tickled thereat. The clerk of the house
in calling the roll on the first bal lot took
his time iu the hope that he could delay
the work until the arrival of the misMug
Iemocrtt-Rowand. of Vermilion. The
Democrats knew no quarter could be ex
pected, as they had refused last week to
permit pairs with absent members. Row
and had telegraphed that he had missed
the train, but would be in on the freight.
But the "stars fought against Siserd, and
the freight was delaye.L
Another Discovery Made.
And the Republicans chuckled and
laughed the Democrats to scorn, and said:
"Behold the clerk; why calleth he not
the roll with dispatch?- And they made
merry, and s'umted "Away with him the
clerk; why L.et you not another?" And
lo, when the roll was doue, there was a
Republican missing, he of Franklin,
surnanied Movers, against whom also the
powers of darkness had prevailed, and
whose train was compassed about with
trouble. Then did the Democrats laugh
and nudge each other in the fifth rib; and
they were m-'-h rejoiced. And the thiug
was a stand-off.
Two Ballots Taken. '
The result of these absences was that
but two ballots were taken. Palmer hav
ing IU0; Streeter, 8ri; Oglesby, 10; Henry
W ulff, of Cook county, 3; Liudley, 2; and
Gresham, 1. Those voting for Oglesby
were Bacon, Crawford of Cook, Kvans,
Sheridan, Chott, Hutching. Lense, Reed
of Gallatin, Stoker, and Ziegler. Those
voting for Henry WullT were Brooks, Mil
ler, and Nohe. Those voting for Lindley
were Erickson and Jacobs. For Gresham,
Berry. The next and last ballot gave
Palmer, 1U0; Streeter, 87; Oglesby. 8; Wulff.
3; Lindley, 2, and Gresham, 1.
Woman Suffrage in Michigan.
Lansikg, Mich., March 4. A bill giv
ing women the power to vote at school,
township, and city elections was brought
up in the committee of the whole in the
senate yesterday. Smith of Detroit
moved to kill the bill by striking out all
after the enacting cause. Milnes of Cold
water turned upon him and asserted that
the motion was an insult to every woman
in Michigan. He denounced as cowards
any senators who would attempt to kill
such a mes-ire in committee of the
whole to sav. placing themselves on rec
ord. Only Park aud Smith, both of De
troit, voted for the motion to strike out,
and the bill was advanced to third read
ing. Legislation in Wisconsin.
Madison, Wis., March 4. Yesterday
the senate passed bills as follows: Requ" -ing
persons giving oleomargarine to cus
tomers in a hotel or bo.irding-house to
notify such eustomers of the nature
tbe article; appropriating $5!K),00) for' the
maintenance of t he charitable, penal and
reformatory institutious for the ensuir-T
two years, and making woman attorneys
eligible to appointment as court commis
sioners. The bill to create the Sixteenth
judicial circuit out of the counties of !
Marathon, Lincoln and Oneida, and fix- j
ing the terms of court was passed in the
THE WORK OF A BUZZ SAW.
A Slivsr Drives Clear Tb.rov.fh a Mao's
Bailet Mn.LS, Pa.. March 4. Jamison
Bailey, owner of tbe big sawmills at this
place, was standing at the end of one of
the mills Monday talking with an em
ploye. His light hand was resting flat
against a board partition even with his
head, bat a couple of inches to one side of
it. The big circular saw was ripping
fiercely through a piece of hemlock tim
ber when" a large splinter was separated
from tbe timber and hurled with cannon
ball velocity straight ahead. It whiczed
by Bailey's head, and tbe sharp end of the
splinter struck his band, passed clear
through it, and wedged itaelf fast in a
crack between the two partitioa boards.
Close Call for His Life.
Tbe splinter was an inch across .and held
Bailey pinned fast to the hoards as effect
ually as if he had been nailed there. A
saw had to be incerted brtween bis hand
and the boards and the splinter sawed in
two before he could be released. The
roimh splinter passing through his hand
made a larne and ragged wound which it
is feared will necessitate amputation of
tbe hand. If the course of the splinter
had been two inches more to the left it
would have buried itself in Bailey's head
Bash) head On Top Ho Far.
ST. Louis, Mo., March 4. A special
from Guthrie says: Ex-Chief Bushyhead,
of the Cherokee nation, who 'has a leas,
upon the stone quarries near Arkansas
City, Kas, iu the Cherokee strip, has ob
tained a temporary restraining order from
Judge Green, enjoiniug Li utenaut Goldeu
from removiug Bu-diynead and his era
ployes from the strip, destroying his
buildings, side tracks, derricks and ma
chinery. His removal had been ordered
by the interior department.
Jay Gonld Shirks Jary Doty.
Nkvt Yobs, March 4. Jay Gould was
called Monday as a juror in part 3 of th
general sessious, biit be did uot respoud.
When Le failed to obey the jury summons
several months ago he was fined, and the
corporation counsel set out to collect the
fine. At last accounts the millionaire was
a little ahead. Judge Martine will now
fine Mr. Gould again, aud the corporation
counsel will have some more fun.
After thirteen hours of work to induce
respiration by artificial means the life of
Clara Boweu was saved at Buffalo,' N. Y.4
Monday. Bhe had attempted suicide, by
the morphias route. , The -se is o-14
the most remarkable on record. -
THE ABGUS. "WEDNESDAY. MAKCH. 4. 1891.
South Dakota has auopted the Austra
lian ballot system.
Pattl has agreed to give twenty oper
atic performances at Rio de Janeiro for
The French spoliation claim bill was
passed by the United States senate Tues
lay by a vote of 41 to 54.
There are 1.4K1 abandoned farms in Mas
sachusetts, c.vering 13tf,rlt) aires and hav
ing an nsses-ed valuation of fl,076,3"JH.
T1estoiix City street railway's electric
power houM was burned Tuesday, caus
ing a loss of fD.OOO in cars, etc. Insur
rMTh.ret! Dalifns and one regiment of
Chilian government troops are reported to
have shot, their officers and declared for
The operations of the Pennsylvania
railway system last year resulted in gross
iamingsof t3;i,a31,oii, expenses of fJi,
KM.361, and net earnings of $41,5W,i"7.
Dwara Klyson. TOyears old, arrived at
New York Monday ou the steamship Um
br,a nearly starved, because, beiug a Jew,
the would not eat the food. as cooked on
the steamship ; '
It is charged that ex-State Treasurer
William lierhert, of Delaware, is short in
ii accounts f35,0t). and that $.Vtt,(X0 of
ecurities owned by the state have been
Governor F'frr, of Illinois, has offered a
reward of $2J0 lor the arrest of Dan Porter,
the murderer, who escaped on March I
from the Adams couuty j.iil aud is under
sentence of death.
Albert Ztgraski, a Chicago maniac,
Monday stripped himself of clothing and
ran naked through the snow-covered
s'reets shrieking continually. He was
cadght after a long tha-e.
The home of Henry C. Howe at Litih
Qeitl, Conn., was burned Monday, and his
two children perished in the flames. The
-liihlivn, aged three and live, were 1 eked
li the house by their mother.
Cowboys of Woodward, I. T., caught a
legro who had assaulted a white married
woman, tied him to the pommel of a sad
dle, and dragged him to death. Thtn
ihey riddled his body w ilh bullets.
John D. Perry, of Sedalia. Mo., married
his wife arur only ten d.iys' acquaint
ance. Mondaj he found her in a disrep
utable house in Sedalia. She refused to
return to him, aud insists on goiug to the
The jury in the case of George A. Hatha
way, on trial at Chicago for the murder of
3X -Alderman Whelnn in i 1iruu"
t ist w inter, rendered a verdict of guilty
mesuay and nxei the punishment at im
prisonment for life. A new trial was
asked for. The verdict was a surprise ail
around, as the evidence was as strong oa
'de as the other, and if anything
favored the prisoner.
That Kowdy Colorado Hoase.
Denvek. Col , March 4. In the house of
representatives yesterday ujon the report
of the committee ou the railroad bill,
O'Mahoney attacked the committee in a
scathing manner. During his remarks he
stated that Le had been informed that
Carmicbael, the chairman of the railroad
commit tee, had stated that he was opposed
to any legislation that pretented to med
dle with the freight and passenger rates
of any railroad. At O'Mahoney's request
Bromiey got up and announced that Car
micbael had made such statements to him.
Carmicbael, a mild-mannered man, jump
ed up and aid Bromley must be mistaken.
Then Bromley called Carmichael a liar.
No blood spilled.
Censns-Padders Plead finilty.
Minneapolis, Minn., March 3. At the
special term of the United States couit
for the trial of the census enumerators.
Judge Shiras presiding, Ed Stevens aud
T. F. Dickey appeared yenU-rday and in
tered a plea of guilty to the fourth count
iu the indictment, charging conspiracy
to pad tbe census. A nolle was entered in
Five Froies Corpses Fosni.
Gbkat Falls. Mont.. March 4. The
bodies of five men who were froaen on the
extension of the Great Northern have been
recovered. There is nine feet of snow at
the summit and tbe weather is terribly
cold. This makes seven victims of tbe
storm so far recovered. Tbe men froaen
were all laborers, and their names are
unknown. It is feared many more have
Bat They Coalda's Show ia Berlin.
Paris, March 4. The artists who re
fused to send their pictures to Berlin are
now exhibiting at the exhibition at Stutt
The Weather Wo May Kipect.
Wasbj kotos' Citt. March 1 The fouowiag
are the weather imncatiotia for twenty -four
boars from Hp. in yesterday: For Indiana
and Michigan Clearing, colder weather;
northerly winds; cold wave. For Illinois
Fair, colder weather; northwesterly winds;
cold wave. For Wisconsin CV-arins;. colder
weather; northwesterly winds; c4d wave. For
Iowa Fair, warmer weather, varialtls wrada;
fair and warmer Thursday.
Oh tCAot, March X
The quotations oi the Issu-d of trada to-day
were as follows: WTj-at No. Z March. opu d
911-mc, t-Uioud 94e: Hay, opened V7tac closed Vic;
July, opened clowd tCfcJc. Crn No. 1
March, opened Mc, i J.wls! &44r.; May. opened
!Wi--, closed V'Htr: July, opened Mr, dosed
5HVU. Uats No. May. ieued Me, cliatod iSc;
June, opened 4V4sc ctiSMd 474)-; July, opened
aud closed, 4-SI4C. Pork Blarvh. ojietiHd ,
closed .&; My. opened ! V!. closud 4.87yc;
July, opened -UwJ 102-. Lrd
March. Oeneo o.7 c1onm1 .17.1.
Live stock Following wore the prions at the
Union stuck yards: Hos Market oened
active aud nrni: host frradrs, &; higher; light
grades, iulTJ; rouh packing, Utr..1;
mixed lots, $!0&i.7o; huavy pat-king a&d
snipping lota, id tJOJ.Si; pigs. $2.75a.i!i.
Produce: Butter Fan'7 svarator, M3Xc
per lb; dairies, faney fretu, 2.mJ7c; packing
stocks, fret-h Jttjlrte. Egs-Fretdi candied,
loss uff. l6-v l'.c pur dis. lreMod poultry
Chickens, liHlle per lo; -ousters, 6c; docks.
U(l:k-; turkeys, mixed lots, lO.Lic; choice hen
turkeys, I3(tl4- geese. TjjJte. Potatoes
White Stmt). J96c per ba for sued; Hebron.
SGt&lric; reeiless, Mk.rtO; Burbsnks. Il.uj4jl.t0;
Early Ohio seed. L40i,tl 30 feweet potatoes
Jerseys. JW-UUuJ-jU. Apfltw -Cooking, yiUU
4.00 lr bbi; eating, W.UOi.UO; cnoioe, IXT&uft
4.W. Orsnhnr.ies Bed and cherry. St.00 8.5 ;
be land bogles, slo wt3.li.1W.
New York. March a
Wheat-No. 1 md winter cash, (LU14; do
May. do June, 1.0Jc; dJaly $10
Corn No. t tiixtwi cash, Otlc; do May, 6u;
do June, 81J4 ; do July. ulsc Oab-Doll but
steady: No. it mixed cakh, aftc; do May. Ktty
Bye Neglected. Barley Negleged, Pork
Dull; most. 10 Su3il.n1 for new. Lard Quiet
March. t.U7; May, to. 10; July, fC.3T.
Lilvs Stock: Cattle-Market firm, bat no
trading in beeves; dressed beef, steady; satire
idea, r&Utto y ft. tiheey and LsjsIm Ne
trade; feeling firm. HogsMrket steady;
be hogs. tXsUa&W V ba
I a - V aV SaBaaSBv m
" WHAT AN ASS AM It
The aps thought himself as fine look
ing as his neighbor, the horse, until he,
one day, saw himself ia the looking
glass, when he said " What an ass am 1 1"
Are there not scores of people who
cannot see themselves as others see
them? They have bad blood, pim
ples, blotches, eruptions, and other kin
dred disfigurements. All these annoy
ing things could be entirely eradicated,
and the skin restored to - lily white
ness," if that world-famed remedy. Dr.
Tierce's Golden Medical Discovery,
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It cures all humors, from the ordi
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acquired. The "Golden Medical Dis
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guaranteed to do ju-t what it is rec
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World's Dispf.nsart Medical As
sociation. Proprietors, No. CC3 Mala
Street, Buffalo, N. T.
la sorses, Cattle, Sheep, Lcrs, Son.
300 Page Reek on Treatment sf Astasia
mad Chart frest Free.
A.A.) Spinal Mealagitta, Milk Fever.
H.H.rt rains. Lameness. Kheamatiasa
r.C'llistemoer, IS a sal Discharges.
ll.nBatM or irabs. Warms.
K.F ('sins. Heaven, l'aeamssia-
; . "'" wr unpes, neiiyarse.
nUisle Bottle (orer 50 dnaeiiV - - .69
table Case, with Rpeclfle. ManusJ.
Veleriuary Cure Oil and Medicatur, $7.00
Jar Veterinary Care Oil, - 1. 00
Sold by Drnseists; or Sent Prepaid snywhers
sad many quantity oa Receipt oi Price.
HUMPHREYS' MEDICIUE CO,
Corner William and John Sta New York.
a-w ' - a - a WU17 nwjsjasj-l LLI 1 LUCUJ I OF
Nervous Debility, Vital Weakness,
and ProstratKHi, from orersrork or other caastts.
SI . per vuL or S tisIs sad lam nsl powilnr. lor SA.
Jou sr Ducootwrs, or sent postpaid on mot-lut
of prise. MUM PHRtTS' MEDICINE CO..
Oar. WiUiam and John Sts N. Y.
In nass OA m.H Tlu - - - - - . .
IV V 7 '"'nif, Hemorrhages.
11.U.--1 rinary aasl Kidary Diseases.
I.I.--BrnB)ite Diseases. Ma age.
J . H. Diseases af Disrstla.. P.r.1..!..
Ladies wearing AA, A, B, C, can be fitted at reduced rates.
Ladies Pebble Goat Shoe in A, B, C, D, E, EE, at a great sacrifice.
Alisses' and Childrens Shoes at a great reduction.
THE MOLLNE WAGON.
Manolacturers of FARM, SPRfflO and FREIGHT WAGOIH
A rtUl and complete tins of PLATFORM a4 other fiprliit Wseelany adspts to I
westers trade of Mperior worjnanrb!p sod Salsb? V 1 sweated Hrk- Ltot rrsTosT
iu" n sr " iwr . v . -.ti
MOVING SALE !
left in which ts dispose of their
.awm mm pnciMu.
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A complete stock of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing,
Hoee, Fire Brick, Eto.
8o4 Agata for
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICA10RS.
We owsates every one porf ect, sad wfU sead Ok sv
Twenty days trial, to responsihU paxUsa.
Safety IleaUDg Boilers and Coe tractors for
fum'uhlng and Ujlag Water, and
1712 Fte-t At..
Rock L&Iaad. lUiaoif.
Tsiaphoae UM. Resideace Telesboas Ua.
Goods received by
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large stock of-
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