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THE ABGUS. iOESDAY, APlilfc aitC-M
THE TOILERS DAY.
Results of Thirty Years Agita
tion in England.
3H0BTEB HOURS IN JIAITT PURSUITS
Trade In Which the Time Has Been
CartaiW and Some In Which the Old
Day Mill Obtain. More Trouble at
the Chicago World's Fair Site Fire
Hnndred Laborers Strike for F.ipht
Boors and Sl.TS-The Contractors De
clare They Will Fight.
LOSDON, April -iL There was laid upon
the table ol the house of commons yes
terday, in response to a motion by Henry
Broadharst, the representative of the
London workingmen, a return showing
the number of hours worked per week in
the chief trade and manufacturing circles
from 1S30 to ltO, as well as a resume of
the effects of the restrictive measures
adopted by parliament at various times.
The blue book opens by saying that in
Lancashire the hours of the agri
cultural laborer . have fallen form
sixty to forty-eight hours per week,
though it seems this applies to winter
work only, for in sunicier sixty hours a
week is the rule. From sixty to fifty in
summer and winter may be taken as the
average hours of a laborer on land in Eng
land. Labor Abont the Docks.
The return as to the dockers is very
curious. In 18V) tlie Liverpool docker
worked from forty six ia summer to forty
three hours in winter. Last year the
hours are given as fifty-two and a half
and fifty-three, and the men are not al
lowed a half hour for dinner on Satur.
days. In London the dock laborers work
fifty-seven hours per week, the lightermen
from ninety-six hours to seventy. two. The
wharfingers, who in 1S30 worked seventy
two hours per week, only do that now in
winter time, when ie chokes traffic and
business is correspondingly urgent. Oth
erwise the tale of work is reduced to fifty
four hours a week.
Bakers and Brickmakers.
The bakers in London used to work seventy-two
hours a week, summer and win
ter. They now have fifty-four hours a
week. In Birmingham the bakers in 1SS0
had to work eigbty and ninety hours a
week. Now they have managed to cut
their hours down to from sixty-five to sev
enty, and in some cases only from ninety
to eighty, lu the brickmaking business
sixty hours was reckoned a week's work
ten years ago; now the working week
ranges from forty-eight to fifty-four. In
Scotland the hours in the building trades
are from fifty-one to forty's ve.
Men Who Build Houses.
Sixty . hours a week was not thought
too hard for carpenters in 188t.
Now in London the working week with
them is reduced to fifty-two and one-half
hours alike in summer and winter, and in
no case do carpenters work more than
fifty-six and one half hours a week, ex-
cept in Ireland, where at Sligo they work
sixty hour per week. In the painting
and decorating trade in London thirty
years ago sixty hours a week was the rule
all round. That was also the rnle with
plasterers, who now work only fifty-two
and one-half hours in summer and forty
seven hours in winter. Slaters used to
work sixty-one hours a week; they now
. work fifty hours. Stone masons
vary in their hours. In London their
work consists of fifty-six and on-half
hours, but stoue carvers work only forty
Honrs of Labor at Mines.
The coal miners vary very much. In
Northumberland the hewers used to work
sixty hours a week; they now work thirty
eight hours. The boys have reduced their
hours from seventy-two to thirty-two and
one-hnlf. The pumping engiue men work
sixty-six hours per week, but, then, in
1850 they worked seventy-two. The fire
men still work eighty-four hours a week,
as in 1KX): in fact, tlie hours of surface
men at collieries seem longer thau in any
other trade in the country. In Iincasliire
the miners since have reduced their
hours from seventy two per week to fifty;
seven and a half; in Staffordshire from
sixty to forty-eight. Iu Yorkshire sixty
hours used to be the rule. These miners
now usually work only forty-eight hours
No Relief for Railroaders.
In Wales the hours are fifty-four a week,
and the same holds good of Scotland. In
the printing trsde the hours have been re
duced from sixty a week in 18.W to fifty
four in 1'J0. But among railway men
no progress is recorded. Drivers still
work sixty hours a week and signulmen
in "twelve-hour boxes" seventy two hours
a week. Among shipbuilders forty-five
hours a week seems the nsunl thin?, only
the hours vary in the different shipbuild
ing trades. In the textile industries the
hours have fallen in the last forty years
from sixty per week to tiftyfeix and a
STRIKE AT THE WORLD'S FAIR SITE,
Five Hnndred Laborers Demand More
Money and Lens Hours.
Cbicaoo. April 21 Five hundred la
borers struck work at Jackson park yes
terday after Mc Arthur Bros, had refused
to accede to their demands of $1.73 per
day for eight hours' work and payment
every two weeks instead of ouce a month.
Early yesterday morning the committee
appointed by the men at their meeting on
Sunday night, waited on McArthur Bros.,
and made ttieir demand.
The Tronble Begun.
Fred McArthur vos the only member
of the firm present, and he asked the men
if they had any other grievance except
their wages, and, on receiving an answer
in the negative, said that time checks
would be given to all the men who want
ed them as fast as they could ba made
out. When the 1 o'clock bell rang altthe
teams went to work, but none of the la
borers moved. A handbill was got out
during the afternoon and spread broad
cast over the city warning laborers to
keep away from the World's fair site.
Will Hnt Pay the Increase.
In speaking of the situatiou in the aft
ernoon Alan McArthur said: "We will
not pay more than (1.50 per day and we
never promised to pay $1.75 per day at the
men say we did. There is nothing to
cause dissatisfaction. We are paying the
same rute of wages that is paid by alt
the contractors for the same class of
work, and we work exactly on the same
system. We pay more than the railways
pay their ectiou hands, who, in most in
stances, dnly get $1.35 or tl.25 per day.
Labor is a commodity and is our princi
pal stock in trade. Its price is regulated
Jy the supply and demand.
Charge It to Labor Agitators.
"The men would be satisfied if it were
not for the labor agitators who come
among them, and there is ne doubt they
would ask for (3 an hour if they saw any
chance of getting it. As regards their
board, it is as good as can be given for the
price, and Mr. Gould and Mr. Seymour,
our two engineers, eat at the same place
in preference to going down to Woodlawn.
We pay on the 20th day of the month and
pay cash. If, however, a man demands to
vave during the month we give him a
.ime check, which he can get cashed for 3
percent, discount at areal estate firm olose
to the grounds, bat if he is discharged he
jets paid in cash."
Meeting of the Men.
About 400 of the strikers met during
;he afternoon, and were addressed by
William H. Kliver, of the Carpenters un
ion. He began by telling the men that
the sympathy of the business men of the
city and the press was with them, and it
was considered an outrage that in a city
like Chicago men should be treated worse
than slaves. In order to keep this sympa
thy they must, however, be careful that
JuriDg this strike there was no violence
sr misbehavior of any kind. He then ad
vised the men to thoroughly picket the
site, and persuade men going there to
work from doing so.
THE PRESIDENT AT SAN ANTONIO.
Rain Interferes with the Programme,
but Not with the Enthualnsm.
Sax Antomo, Tex.. April 2L The res
idential train arrived in this quaint old
:ity at 9 o'clock vesterdav morning in the
midst of a driving rain-storm. The streets
were in a terrible condition, and the pro
gramme was altered considerably on that
account. The street parade was prac
tically abandoned, and only two troops of
the Thiri cavalry formed the escort to
the president from the railway station to
the opera house, where the speaking took
Banting, Laurel and Roses.
At the station a large reception com
mittee, headed by Mayor Callaghan and
:om posed of army officers and city coun
cilmen, federal and state officials and
prominent citizens, the wife of Gen. Stan
ley and a number of other ladies, boarded
the train. The houses along the route of
the procession were decorated with bunt
ing and evergreens, and wreaths of .laurel
were suspended from one side of the street
to the other at prominent corners. The
carriages containing the presidential
party were covered with roses and laurel.
Ovation at the Opera House.
At the opera house a large crowd had
gathered, and the president received au
ovation. Speeches were made by Gov
sraor Hogg, Mayor Callaghan. and the
president, who referred happily to the
welcome given him, and at the conclusion
of the ceremonies the president held a re
ception. A visit was paid by the party to
Fort Sam Houston, where a salute was
tired, and on the return of the president
at noon to the station the train left for El
Paso, where it arrived this morning.
TENEMENT HORROR AT GOTHAM.
A Child Roasted Alive In His Rescuer's
Arms A Woman's Awful Leap.
New York. April 21. A fire yesterday
in the six-story double tenement house
I'M Henry street, caused a panic among
the many inmates. Philip Dietz, IS
months old, was so badly burned that
he will die. Rosa Gambisky, aged 19
years, was badly injured by jumping from
the third story to the street. She would
undoubtedly have been killed had she not
landed on the shoulders of a fireman. She
sustained a concussion of the back and
was taken to the hospital. Trie fire
started in the apartments of Morris
Deitz, on the first floor front.
Carried a Flaming Child Downstair.
Patrick Gillen rushed to the door of
Deitz's apartments, but it was locked. He
burst it open and grabbed the two chil
dren, Mary, aged 4 years, and Philip, the
latter being enveloped in flames, andjwhen
Gi Hen reached the sidewalk the boy was
almost roasted to death. The building
was occupied by seventeen families.
Deitz aud his wife were ooth from home
during the fire, one at work and the other
REPRESENTATIVE FORD DEAD.
The Michigan Congressman Carried Oft"
Grand Rapids, Mich., Aprill 21. Con
gressman Melbourne H. Ford was found
in bed yesterday morning unconscious,
and the doctor who was called pro
nounced it a case of apoplexy. He died
at 2 p. m. Mr. Ford was born forty-two
years ego in Michigan. He was a mid
shipman in the navy. He was elected to
the state legislature from this city iu
18H4, was elected to the Fiftieth contrress.
defeated for the Fifty-first, aud re-elected
last November by over 2,500 plurality. He
leaves a wife and three children.
Pnge SIcFberson's Operations.
St. Louis, April 2L The disappearance
of Page Mcpherson, the well-known
broker, is rapidly developing into a dis
graceful affair. It is alleged that he stole
bonds and cash from the Mining ex
change, and also hypothecated stock left
with him by customers for sale, and ap
propriated the money to his own use. He
overdrew his account with his own firm
nearly $10,000. and finally drew a draft for
?1,500 on McCormick & Co., of New York,
and got the money from a local bank. The
draft has been protested. His financixl
liabilities are now estimated at over H)
Deed of a Plucky Woman.
MAYSVILLE, Ky., April 21. -Yesterday
morning Alex Johnson quarreled with
his wife and shot her in the head, inflict
ing what is probably a fatal wound.
After the shot was fired Delia Carlisle,
his wife's sister, seized the smoking
pistol, and, putting it to Johnson's head,
marched him down to the mayor's office,
where she turned him over to the proper
The Scores on the Ball Field.
Cbicaoo, April 21. Following are the
Association scores recorded yesterday: At
Boston Athletic 9, Boston 3; at Colum
bus Cincinnati 4, Columbus 3; at Wash
ington City Baltimore 8, Washington 4;
at Louisville St. Louis 4, Louisville 15.
Western: At Omaha St. Paul 4, Omaha
21; at Lincoln Milwaukee 12, Lincoln 0;
no other games.
Ualford Returns to the Capital. ,
Wasjungton CiTr, April 21. Private
Secretary Halford has teturned from In
dianapolis. He has been urged to join the
president's party in California, but has
declined. With his daughter he will in a
few days go to the seashore to remain
during the president's .: absence from
BANKS IS A CRANK.
He Thinks He Is to Marry Ga
A5D PREPARES HIS WEDDING SUIT.
Prospect of Trouble at me Marriage
Thursday or Horace Greeley's Only
Surviving Child to Rev. Mr. Glendln-
Ing Banks Insane Love for the Pro'
pectlve Bride, and Skill as a Cooper
Miss Gabrielle Tells a Reporter What
She Knows About Bim.
New York, April 21 Miss Gabrielle
areeley, the only surviving child of Hor
ace Greeley, whose wedding with Rev.
Frank Montross Glendiuing will take
place at Pleasantville, N. Y., on Thursday
norning text, heard last evening a some
That alarming report from Black Rock,
near Buffalo, to the effect that Alfred H.
Banks, formerly a resident of Chappaqua,
imagines be is the happy man, auil is com
ing on to claim her. Bank is a crank. He
I as bought a wedding suit of the finest
I roadcloth, and undoubtedly is in earnest,
He lived in Chappaqua, the home of Miss
Greeley, for two years, working in the
:aoper shop of A. J. Quimby. He proved
t) be a treat workman. Ia one week he
made more than twice as many barrels as
a first-class man ordinarily turns out in a
His Ravings About "Gaby."
He is a fine, strapping, big southerner.
w itn black beard aud eyes, a very muscu
lar man, aud one possessing great powers
oi endurance. He displayed many pecul
iarities whiie in Mr. Quimby 's employ,
si ief among which was his devotion to
Miss Greeley, about whom he talked on
all occasious. He called her "Gaby,"
raved about her white teeth, and declared
that she had promised to marry him.
Banks annoyed Miss Greeley so persistent
ly that she became afraid of hija. Ar
rangements have been made to have him
arrested if he causes an y trouble on the
Gave Miss Greeley a Fright.
A reporter saw Miss Greeley at the
Chappaqua farm last nicht. "I have just
hei.rd the rumor about Mr. Banks coming
neie, she said: I'm sure I hope he
woa'tcome. I'm afraid of him a little
bit. you know. Not that he was ever dis
respectful to me, but he is wild at times,
ant! you never know what a man like that
will da He gave me a great fright before
he went away. He came and presented me
with a knife. I found bim at the door
with the knife in his hand, and I was
rea. !y frightened. He has sent me letters
sin e he left here.
Would Make Her Queen of Heaven.
"1 never answered tbem. They were
great, long, rambling letters on foolscap.
wri' ten in red ink and full of queer sceipt
tund interpretations. He was a man who
talk en incessantly and most on the script,
are. 1 always looked upon him as what
is culled a crank. Of course I never prom
lsed to marry him, nor did ws ever have
any conversation on the subject. He
nev( r asked me, for that matter. The
nearest he ever came to it was to say that
if he was king of heaven he would make
me his queen.
Couldn't Get Rid of Him.
"I could not keep him away from the Sun
day school and he forced his services on
me in many cases where I would have
been glad to dispense with tbem. He was
so jersistent that at length I became
alarmed and was very glad to see him
leave the village."
Mr. Glendining laughed when he heard
of the love of Mr. Banks for Miss Greeley.
Whea it was stated that Mr. Banks
wanted to marry Miss Greeley he said:
"Wly, so have scores of other men."
IT'S ROUGH ON SPAIN.
That Reciprocity Treaty Bat I'ncle Sam
Is All Right.
Madhid, April 21 The reciprocity
treaty which Col. John W. Foster has ne
gotiated with Spain would never have
been agreed to here if it had cot been the
probable alternative of civil war in Cuba.
For tl.is reason Spain was obliged to sac
rifice borne industries to colonial inter
ests. Under the new convention America
will obtain a kind of zcllverein with the
Spanish Antilles. Her weat, beans, flour,
lard, petroleum, manufactured products,
and machinery willenter practically free of
duty. Among other Spanish exports
olive oil will be replaced by American
lard, aud beans, now exported to Cuba in
large quantities, will cease to lie sent.
The advantage resulting to Cuba will be
great, but it is impossible to estimate the
iujury to Spanish trade.
A Philanthropic Lunatic
NEW York, April 21. Dr. F. Ferris,
of the Flatbush insane asylum, reported
at police headquarters Sunday night that
Robert Dunlap, a patient at the asylum,
had escaped. He is the man who put his
overcott over the legs of George Washing
ton's statue at the sub-treasury one day
last winter because it was a cold day, and
who tlrew money from the Stock ex
change gallery for the gamblers to scram
ble for, because it had been a hard winter
for the boys.
Hotel Fire at Chattanooga.
Chattanooga, Trim., April 21. The
Europei.n hotel was damaged 923,000 by
fire Sunday night. There were many nar
rowtscapes. Charles Werner, a fireman, was
killed a-, the fire by coming in contact
with an electric light Wire while climbing
a ladder. The hotel has been burned twice
within tae past three years aud at the
previous fire four lives were lost.
' Yonng Fish Beard From.
Cbicaoo, April 21. General Solicitor
Fish, of '..be St. Paul road, received a let
ter yesterday from his son, John K. Fish,
wno my-ienousiy aisappenred a week ago
Iftjit FrifiSV. Thfltlttnff m,n ,
J J & niiK,imm
Knoxville, Tenn., and says that he was
suffering from an attack of grip, which
wjuuguuuu ncujpurarj aoerration oi the
Arrest of Freight Thieves.
PlTTSB 7BG, April 2L Officers have nr-
reBted fivs of a gang of thieves who have
in a lew years past taken tlOO.OOO worth
of goodB I'rom freiebt trains in this vicin
ity. One of the prisoners has made a con
fession ai d warrants have been
thirty more of the gang.
Took His Own Ufe.
New Yobk, April 21. J. C. McMahon,
aged SO, t n of the president, of the Emi
grant Ba rings bank, committed suicide
with morphine at the Manhattan club,
Fifth avenue and Thirty-Fourth street.
He was fojnd dead in bis room there tpu.
A. W0KAIT8 DISCOVERT
"Another wonderful discovery baa
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this country. Disease fastened ita
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withstood iu severests tests, but her vital
organs were undermined and death
seemed imminent. For three months she
coughed incessantly and could nqt sleep.
She bought of us a bottle of Dr. King's
New Discovery for consumption and was
so much relieved on taking the first dose
that she slept all night, and with one
bottle has been miraculously cured. Her
name is Mrs. Luther Lutz." Thus write
W. C. Eamrick & Co., of Shelby. N. C.
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The transition from long lingering
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GJLD 1S2AL, PAHS, 1S73.
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INCORPORATED UNDER THE TBS BTATB LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
ROOK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Saturday evenings from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Monev lcaaed'cn Personal, Col
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IT Will begin bnlnes July 8, 1890, and will occupy banking mora with Mitchell A Lynda
until new bank is completed.
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