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THE ABGUB. FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1891.
TOIL AND TROUBLE.
Review of the Prospects in the
OHIO MIUEES DECIDEDLY RESTLESS
A Strike Over Reatijnstnient at Price
5iot Improballe--May ly Movement
lu Yitrion 1'laers THttan,l of Toil
ers I-iuhii1Iii- Mure Wages anil lew
atr Honrs nf Work (ltirago Workmen
Xot Inclined To lie Oulte Situation In
thai Coke lieslonM Knrope Holding Its
Breath with Apprehcjision.
Coixmius, Ohio, May l.-r-It seems pos
sible that a strike anion: the coal miners
of Ohio will occur shortly after May X.
The bit notion is very threatening and the
operators who nro here are very much
alarmed. Complications have arisen in
connection with labor strikes ia other
states which threaten to involve the en
tire miners' organization of Ohio. .VT. P.
Rend, the miue operator from Chicago,
who owns txteiwve coal interest ia
Ohio, said in this connection: "There are
rery serious difficulties in the way of a
settlement of the utiuiug question in thU
state. Contingencies have arisen in con
nection with matters outside the state of
which 1 am not at liberty to speak in de
tail, but which I fear will give us serious
Machine mil Pick Mining.'
There is also n difference between the
minors nud operators who have been in
conference. Four years ago the u.iuers
and operators by arbitration agreed upon
a price for both machine and pick mining,
and it was arranged that the price of
machine mining should rise and fall with
the price of pick mining. Thisarrangement
was reiterated three years ago, and has
been in force since. One-fourth of the
mines in the state contain coal cutting
machines, and the owners of these mines
control three-fourths of the Ohio output.
Men Want a Kearijustmeut.
The miners yesterday insisted on a re
adjustment of the machine mining scale,
and at a me. 1 111:4 f machine operators
last eveniug it was decided unanimously
not to ccu-n". to a change. They attirm
that if the rates for machine mining were
changed they would not consider them
selves bouud to auy rates for pick mining
established after May 1, and vice versa.
This decisiuu was imparted to a confer
ence ot miners la.-t uight. The minersdo
not seem disposed to accept this, nud tha
result may be a strike.
OTHER POINTS AT HOME.
Many Ttouaitl of Men in Various
Trades to Strike.
Chicago, May l. The industrial classes
Who belong to trades unions were busy
yesterday preparing for the grand parage
to-day, but this did not prevent the strike
saason from being inaugurated. The
compositors employed on four Bohemian
papers three daily and one weekly
struck for an increase of wages and eight
hours, and the editorial staff is
setting the type and declaring that they
will never give in. The journeymen
lathers are demanding higher wages, and
the bosses will .not listen to then; also
the cigarmakers. The waiters in the res
taurants are also demanding better p;iy.
The marble polishers are already striking.
What will be the result of the enthusiasm
created by to-diiy'a parade is something
no fellow can find out, but the prospects
are good for more strikes.
Iluihlln; C urtailed by striks Threats.
riTTfcBl-r.G, IV, May L The 11 al Es
tate Kecord and liuil.Iers' Gaz-tta esti
mates the value of the buildings now be
ing erected in this city at 60 per cent. les
than it would have been had there been
no threat of the eight-hour strike which
was inaugurated at 5 o'clock last evening.
There are now ia processor erection in
Pittsburg about l.wi buildings. Al.oot
2,500 carpenters led the movement for the
short hour day. Following them come
890 stoue masons, who waut eijjht hours
at 45 cents au hour. Kight hundred brick
layers also struck tor an advance of 50
cents a day. A it ouet her about 6.3C0 men
will join ttie strike.
A V.l s Lay ofl at M Lonis.
ST. Levis. May 1 One of the most
serious strikes in the LUtory of St. Louis
is imminent. The number of men who
will go out will aggregate fully 5,000. At
Central Trade and Labor headquarters
yesterday a list of the probable strikers
was made out by Secretary McMahon as a
close estimate. This list is as follows:
Carpenters, 2,10.,; marble cutters, 300;
tinners, 7J; inside wire men, Vj; archi
tectural iron workers, hju; maltsters (un
certain), 1,-00; union strippers, 500. Total
Plumber Strike at Iio.Io.th.
ST. Pail, Minn., May 1. A Pioneer
Press special from Duluth says: The
plumbers have decided to strike for the
eight-hour day. Tbey also emphatically
demand the same waes thy are now re
ceiving, namely from L5u to ti. The
employer claim that there is scarcely
any wotk to do, and a strike will not in
commode them now.
Lateu A coafer-iucs was held yester
day between the men and employers, and
a compromise eflecud, by which the ni-ia
will work nine hours for nine hours1 pay.
Miners Will liitle Their Time. '
Pott.-VILLE, Pa., May L Daniel Duffey,
a promi nert 1 ibor leader, said yesterday
that the miners of this region are in
hearty syinj athy with the eight-hour
movement w hich whs to be inaugurated
to-duy, but that the men do not see their
way clear to joining in the movement at
present. Tuy are not sirtisQud with the
present conditions of affairs by any means,
aDd will selzj the first opportunity to
better their iute rests.
'o Strike at Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, May 1. The outlook for a
general strike in the building trades is
' not bright, i.nd the chances are that the
members of the various trades organiza
tions will submit to the strength of the
contractors union, and go to work where
ever there are non-union men employed in
the same branch of labor. This result
was wholly unexpected
No beer at All In This.
What Ctieek, la., May L The miners
of this field, numbering 1,000, will strike
for the eight-hour system.
Tbe evicted families moved into tenti.
The carpenters and joiners in the employ
of the coke companies threaten to stril.e
it their employers do not concede ther
demands of nine hours and no non-unio:t-Ists
employed. " ' -
At the Illinois Mines.
SrniXGFiELD, Ills., May 1. The cad
operators at a meeting yesterday ordered
that th price for digging will be 50 cen .s
per ton. The miners have posted notices
for the men not to go to work until o
dered by the Federation.
At La Salle, all the coal shafts ha'e
shut down, except the Whitebreast Fuji
company, throwing 8.000 men out ot woric
There is no strike yet, but contracts f..r
the coming year have not been made.
It is thought that there will be no strife e
In the Peoria district, where SJ0 men aie
Says the Strike Is Ovr.
GREEKSEIT.G, Pa., May 1. Sheriff Clav.--son
reported yesterday that all the ovens at
t be Mutual plant arefired.andthattbeo d
employes will ba at work by to-day. Tua
sheriff says that the strike in this end cf
the coke region is over.
THE SITUATION IN EUROPE.
A Peaceful Outlook, but Authorities
Prepared for Trouble.
Lo.snox, May L Dispatches from var -ous
parts of Europe indicate a peaceful
Aiay Day, although the powers aie
all preparing for the worst. Tie
questions of workingruen's rights anl
grievances are much more widely dis
cussed than a year ago. and have reache 1
the most secluded villages in France,
Spain, Germany and Italy. The mani
festos of the 'Socialists everywhere are
revolutionary in tone, a fact which keep
the authorities on the qui vive. Iu Paris
the Socialists will present a petition
through Jules Gueste. the Marxist leadet,
who hopes to waitaipon M, Fiouquet. ami
present a memorial from the lederated
Socialists lor eight hours and other re
quests. The Anarchist at Work.
Some of the Socialist Jiemorials breath i
bellicose sentiments, and Anarchists ap
peal to the troops to assist them in a re
volt. One Anarchist manifesto is very
revolutionary and calls upon the people
to destroy, burn, use dynamite, ami ere
mate the banks, the prisons, the palace
and the pawn shops. The Anarchist or
gan, Pen Bernard, admits that tha A 1
archistes want a row in thestreets, sotha
they can join in killing "the enemies o!
the people and ot Anarchy."
Police Prepared in France.
Throughout the leading cities ol
France the workingmen will hold demon
strations, but the police appear prepared
to maintain order. The industrial cen
ters everywhere are well protected. At
some points the Socialist organizations
declare that they will parade irrespective
of any orders to the contrary. The pre
fect of Marseilles has received a warning
that leaders apprehend trouble, for which
he is fully prepared.
Intense Feeling Everywhere.
In Germauy May Day is a general fam
ily holiday, and there is but little appre
hension of disturbance. In Madrid and
some other places in Spain the working
men will parade, and if there is any out
break at Bilbao, as feared, the govern
ment will proclaim a state of sieye, and
take immediate and active measures of
repression. In Madrid the day will be a
festival. There will bs demonstrations in
London, Liverpool, and Manchester, and
Uyde Park, itisexpected, will be jammed.
Tbe feeling is intense everywhere.
HILL WAS A SMOOTH MAN.
;. More Trouble for the Coke Companies.
Scottdale, Pa., May L-Sixteen evic
tions were made at Painter yesterday.
Something About the President of the
New York Ninth National.
Xew Vokk, May 1. The exact amount
of money that President John T. Hill
stole from the Ninth National bauk from
lkT7 up to the 1st of March last, the date
of his death, is 4CS.000 as shown by Bank
Examiner Hepburn's statement. Some
Wall street men say, however, that it
will run to ?000,000 when the facts are all
out. fclypoerisy was John T. Hill's pa s
key to crime. 11. s suave, gentlemanly
manner deceived his busines and per
fireased the Itank's Down Hill Koad.
Ever since he was iustalled in the presi
dent's chair the Ninth National bank Las
been going down a hill that was liberally
greased by himself. He had not been in
the chair a month before he impressed
every one under him favarably. His cash
ier was a piece of pnttyin his hands; his
loan clerk was loau clerk in name only.
Mr. C. Henry Garden, the present presi
dent of the bauk, had the mo-t implicit
faith in the man. He even made him ex
ecutor of bis estate. Mr. Garden said
Wednesday: '-It is fortunate for my heirs
that I did not die first," Ttie bank will
weather the storm.
John I "llnirln Vp" Again.
St. Louis, Mo , May 1. The ex-champion
of two hemispheres, John L. Sulli
van is getting ready to distinguish him
self. He bowled up Tuesday, and enter
ing a saloon where Ed Cuthbert. the ex
base ball player is, bartender, presented
that gentleman with a souvenir in the
shape of 200 cash. He then pulled out a
wad of bills as big as his biceps, threw it
on the floor, and shouted: '"There's my
stuff that says I can lick Slavin.Tight
now. He's got no business following me
around the country making bluffs."
liig Strike Started in St. Paul.
ST. Paul, Minn., May h A strike which
is likely to involve 5,000 or C,0u0 men was
begun Wedresday morning by the paint
ers, decorato -s, au d paper hangers of St.
Paul. Sometime since the workmen en
tered into an agreement with their em
ployers to put in force the nine-hour day
May 1. The refusal of one firm to carry
out this agreement canned the strike.
Nabbed a Green Ootids Man.
Chicago, May 1. J. H. Thoma, a well
known dealer in counterfeit money, yes
terday went into the United States mar
shal's office in this city to arrange bail
for Tyler, who was arrested Wednesday.
In the office at the time was James y :
Millan, one of his victims, and Thomas
w as immediately taken into custody.
A Kailway Man fur State Ownership.
ST. Paul, Minn., May 1. President
Stickney, of the Chicago, Milwaukee and
St. Paul, has written a remarkable book
nnder the title of "The Railway
Problem." He advocates state ownership
of all railways. 4
liled From Worry.
Xewbcho, X Y., May 1. Hope Fergu
son, who was indicted by the last grand
Jury for firing a shotgun at a party of
school children on Sidney avenue, died
from worry and exhaustion, in the Goshen
jail Wednes inf.
Performance of One of Them
AWFUL T0ETUEE OF MAN AND WIFE
How Antnuio Vayol Treated Old Mr.
and Mrs. MexJenez livfore the Soldiers
Put a Well-Sped Ilullet Where It Bid
a Deal of Good Atrocious Attempt
to Pi tort Money The Woman Liter
ally Whipped to Death by an Out
New Yor.K, May 1. Late correspond
ence from Havana gives the details of a
crime committed by Antonio Mayols, one
of the lieutenauts of Manuel Garcia, the
notorious bandit, which iu devilish
cruelty eclipses anything recent. Mayol
was killed a few days after his exhibition
or atrocity, the band being nmbushed by
the soldiers, but unluckily the others
made their escape. Mayol's death re
lieves the residents of Matanzas of the
outrages of one of the bandits they most
feared, and partially avenges the fright
ful cruelties practiced by him on Donisio
Mendenez and his wife. The old couple
lived on the outskits of the small village
of Santa Rosa. It was generally known
that they had considerable money in the
house, as they did not trust banks.
A Visit from llrigaml Mayol.
One night Mayol and a half dozen of the
brigands visited Mendenez, and saying
that they were police demanded all the
money they had. The old man started
for his desk, but not moving rapidly
enough, the ruffian struck the old man
cross the head with his revolver, felling
him with a gaping wound in his head.
At this monieut Mrs. Menendezcame into
the room. Tearing the keys out of her
hands, the robbers opened and ransacked
the writing desk. Nothing was found
except documents, mortgages to the value
of several 1 housand dollars, and $200 in
The DeTillsh Work Begun.
This angered the chief, and turning to
the old man, who bad wound a handker
chief around his head, he said: "If you
don't give me all your money I'll kill you
piece by piece." Turning to the other
men who had ransacked the house, he
said: "Tie Lim." This done the bandit
turned to on? of the iien. and pointing to
Mrs. Menendez, said: "Attend to her."
The bandit, whose name is Jose Diaz,
took hold of the aged woman, and pulling
out a sharp-pointed knife, drew it lightly
across her hroat, and said: "Now, you
old hag, just give us that money or ' 1
make a corpse of you." The poor woman,
half dead with fright, fell on her knees,
aud clasping her bands, begged piteously
for her life, swearing she had no more
money than what they had taken al
teady. Hung l"p by the Arms.
For a seemingly endless half hour the
torture was continued, except at inter
vals, when the robber pricked her skin
with the sharp point of bis knife. Seeing
he could obtain no satisfaction, he dragged
tbe old lady, half clad as she was, to a lit
tle wood about fifty feet from the house.
Drawing from his pockets a strong leather
strap, he tie 1 Mrs. Menendez's wrists to
gether. To the thong he tied a rope,
which he had brought from the bouse on
his way out. Throwing the end of t .e
rope over a branch of a tree, he pulled
Mrs. Menendez up until her feet were a
few inches from the ground.
A Pitess aud ISri-.tal Villain.
Tying the rope around the tree he cut
several switches from a neighboring tree,
and after carefully taking the leaves oft
he braided them together, and then began
to lash the aged woman. A ghastlier
scene could not be iniagiued. The white
hair of the aged lady, clotted with blood,
fell over her head nud shoulders as the
robber plied Lis whip. Unman strength
has its limit, and as the robber was about
to lift his wtiip to add one more wound to
those he had already inflicted, he noticed
that she had turned a deathlike white.
He untied the rope and let her fall to the
ground. The pain bad been too much,
aad she bad faint j td. Roughly picking up
the body the bandit walked a few steps
and let her fall among some thorny
How They Treated the Old Mad.
Then he re-entered the house where his
companion- had been at work on poor Mr.
Menendez. On the floor lay Menendez,
bound and gagged. His shirt had been
torn away, leaving his breast bare. The
other bandit1 had amused themselves
during Dial's absence by sticking the
points of their knives into the old man's
breast, at the same time asking him
where the money was. Again and again
the cold, pitiless steel was thrust into
Menendez's form. At last, with blood
streaming from a dozeu or more wounds,
and with a gapiug bole in bis head, the
old man swooned. The robbers believing
they bad killed him, hastily gathered all
there was iu the house, and roleaway.
Effort of the Horrible Torture
When the two colored men who were
employed by Menendez came to their
worl;, tiiey found the old lady in amass
of blood an" dirt. She was carried into
the house. Here the old man was found.
The neighbors were aroused and the po
lice notified. It was hours before auy of
the police officials appeared, and then an
investigation was begun. The old lady
died, but the old man is recovering
though very slowly. Even if be should
live lie will be insane.
The Base Ball Uecord.
Chicago, May 1. Following are the
scores male by National League base ball
clubs yesterday: At New York Brookl-n
8, New York 2; at Pittsburg Cleveland
:t, Pittsburg 4; at Boston Philadelphia
13, Boston 9; at Cincinnati Chicago 7,
Association: At Philadelphia Athletic
C. Boston U-'; at Baltimore Baltimore 0,
Washington S; at Cincinnati Cincinnati
15, Columbus C; at St. Louis St. Louis
10, Louisville 4.
Western: At Omaha Minneapolis .6,
Omaha at Lincoln Sioux City 9, Lin
coln 7; at Kansas City Milwaukee 9,
Kansas City 12; at Denver St. Paul 4,
Crazed with Ea Grippe.
Carthage, Ills., May 1. George Sea
ton, a young man living with big father,
near Bowen. nearly killed his father and
then committed suicide. He was crazed
from la grippe.
Now Tork's World's Fair Bill Killed.
Albany, X. Y.; May 1 The senate
has adjourned sine die without having
scted on the assembly's amendments o
the World's fair appropriation bill, which
to thus killed.
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General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
j8econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
INCORPORATED TJKDKR THE THE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Saturday everJcgs f.-oni 7 to 8 o'clock.
FiTe per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Monev loaned on Personal, Col
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X. P. REYNOLDS, Pres. r C. DSNKMANN, Vice-Pres. J. M. BCFORD, CaeLier
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Jacksos & EraeT, Solicitors.
3T" Will betf n bnslness Jn'.y 8, 1890, and will occupy banking room with Mitchell t Lyi.it
until new bank is completed. -
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See the Stylish Display
SPRING MILLINERY GOODS.
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The ver ylatest styles infratterns. hats, bonnets, ribbons, laces'and fancy oods.
Qrand Opening of
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Wc are opening toe most complete line of Hardware specialties erer cOarsd la Back
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