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THE AUG US. THUliSDAY, MAY 14,1891.
FIRED EVERY MAN.
Labor Fight Begun by the
ALL CHICAGO SWITCHMEN BOUNCED
Am Open LxfUnca or a Great Labor
tnlon Too Many allea and aaaoy
lag Strike Make Ilia Company Tired
The General Manager's Statement aa
ta the Matter Denver Trades Caion
Men Intimate a Ite.ort to Mob Law
The 'World, lair Labor Dispute,
Chicago, May 14. The Herald has the
folloiriog iu substance: At 7 o'clock this
morning every switchman employed
In) the city yards of the Chicago Z and
Northwestern Railway company will be
discharged. Tiiis sweeping order was
issued last night by General Manager
Whitman after careful deliberation and
numerous conferences with the directors
and ofTicvr of the company. The order
was put iu the hands of the yardmaster
aad his assistants, and will be real to the
switchmen at the hour named. The offi
cials knew that the switchmen woall
certainly strike before 7 o'clock if they
heard of the determination which had
been agreed upon.
Been Brewing for Three Tears.
The cause of the present troubles be
tween the switchmen and the Northwest
ern company dates back about three
years, but its latest outbreak was some
ix weeks aao, when a strike lasting two
boars was inaugurated because the com
pany refosed to discharge Yardmaster
Frank Mclneruy, for whom they had con
ceived a dislike because he bad dismissed
a certain switchman. At that time, rath
er than put the traveling public to great
inconvenience, the company in a measure
conceded the demands made by the men.
Mr. Whit ma a was absent at that time.
A Defiance to the Switchmen.
"It has been hanging fire ever ninee,"
Mr. Whitman said last night. i ance
my return, however, we have arrived at
the conclusion alreailv inriip.r! Th
switchmen must go. The Northwestern
company has made up its mind," contin
ued the general manager, "that it will
hereafter try to manage its business with
out interference from the switchmen or
the Switchman's association. "We have
had a great deal of trouble all over our
system with these men during the last
Grown Tired of Their Freaks.
"We discbare them now for the reason
that the public and the management have
put up with their conduct until forbear
ance has ceased to be n virtue. Daring
the time I have named, we have ha-1 re
peated difficulties with our switchmen,
and the smallest trouble has been taken
as the cue for a tie-up wbicit stoppe 1 our
suburban and other passenger trfli : fr
days, and caused great inconvenience to the
public at lare. The Nottlipastem com
pany will put up with this st at J of thiugsm
longer. It will now take the matter ia its
fctrack at the Drop of the IlaU
"The switchmen, I want it understood,
bave always been ready to strike on tiia
slightest provocation. They have gone
out repeatedly simply because we refused
to destroy orae employe 'to whom they
bad taken a dislike. This was the case
six weeks ago. On this account our
service has been unsatisfactory to the
public and to tbe company itself, and new
we are going to put a stop to it. Let me
say that nobody on tbe outside knows
what this company has bad to put up
. with from tbe Switchmen's association
' during the last three years.
Mclnerny To Be Reinstated. 33J
Yardmaster Mclnerny was never really
discharged. His name has never been
taken off the pay-rolls of the company.
But his position has remained vacant, as
be has remained away from his work
pending tbe trouble starting on his ac
count. This morning be will be rein
stated with full powers, and with instruc
tions to 11 tbe places made vacant by
new employes. The trainmen, it is
claimed, are not in sympathy with the
switchmen in this fight, Tbey were on
tbe side of tbe company and Mclnerny in
the late strike, and since then have ap
pointed a committee which made certain
requests of the company favorable to the
reinstatement of tbe objectionable yard
master. Rather More Than Possible.
The present fight promises to be a Iod
and bitter one. Tbe company bas taken
so decided a stand, and the men are so
bitter in feeling, that this may be mads
tbe occasion of great trouble. It is possi
ble that switchmeu in other cities alo
the Northwestern system will be called
out on account of the discharge of tbe
men here. About 1W switchmeu are em
ployed in t he yards of the company at
Labor and the World's Fair.
CHICAGO, May 14. Union labor gets one
more. chance to make arguments In-fore
the World's fair directors for a minimum
scale of wages. Although tbe board de
cided at its meeting last Friday to hold
no more conferences with the labor' com
mittee on this subject, the executive com
mittee brushed the resolution aside yes
terday afternoon, and decided to give tbe
laboring men another hearing. The labor
people are said to be williug to modify
their demand as to minimum wagts so
that it will apply only to wages on ti.e
World's fair site. As put before it cou'd
be niade to include labor everywhere
which was preparing materials for the
fair. The board will probably remain firm
in refusing to concede the demand.
THE DENVER STRIKE TRAGEDY.
Labor Union. Threaten to Follow the Ex
ample of w Orleans.
DEXYfR, Colo , May 14. The coroner's
jury is still investigating the riot at City
Park, by which one man was killed and a
a number of others were wounded. John
Ridenonr, who was shot, is still alive, but
no hopes are entertained for bis recovery.
Tbe other men injured are doing well.
The trades unions are very bitter against
Davis, who, it is claimed, caused the
shooting, ami who helped do it, but tbey
say that tbey will give tbe law a fair show,
and if it fail to do justice then tbey will
take tbe matter iu their hands.
Gum per. Gets a Rebuff.
SCOTT DALE, Pa., May 14. The, object of
President Gompers visit to tbe coke re
gion is said to bave been to induce tbe dis
trict organizations to sever their connec
tion with tbe K. of L. and join - their
forces with the American Federation of
Labor.. It is also said that be met with
an emphatic refusal. The Friek company
is making gradual headway against the
strikers. Whitney's works, near Latr be,
are again in full Uast,
Only I'nion Mea Employed.
Brooklyn, X. Y., May 14. The strike
which was recently instituted on the
work of the new federal building be -e is
ended and the demands of the union men
have been acceded ta None but ut ion
men are now employed. Tbe situation of
the bousesmiths' strike remains practical
SLOW TIME FOR A DERBY.
A Great Crowd at Louisville Disap
pointed Baae Ball Scores.
Loosville, Ky., May 14 The larjrest
crowd seen on Churchill Downs since the
Ten Broeck-Mollie McCarthy match in
1S78 yesterday at the opening of the spring
meeting witnessed the least interesting
and slowest Darby ever ran. As the t me
hows, the race was but a little more tban
a good exercise gallop for the winner, v ho
with all horses that had a chance against
him drawn, far outclassed bis field. Tbe
horses got away at the second atten pt,
and High Tarfif led the gallop past the
stand. At the end of the first mile Hart
Wallace was in front a length from H gh
Tariff, with Kingman and Balgowan to
gether in third place.
Kinsman Win. with Ease.
Rounding the upper turn the field came
together, and they were all abreast wiien
straightened out for the run in. Inside
the last furlong Balgowan inide a stroag
play to reach the wire first, and bad
lorged to the front by half a length at
tbe lower stand. Murphy, however, easily
brought Kingman, up, and won by over
half a length. Time by quarters: 0 33,
15, 1:3 2:32V. Kingman, the
winner, is a bay colt by imp. tJlengarrry,
dam Patricia, by Vauxhall, and is trained
bybisowuer, Dudley Allen, running ia
the same of the Jacobin stables. 1 he
other races were won as follow-.: sSweet. '4
mile,l:It:,'tf; Milt Young.l tulle, 1:44; Jonu
Berkeley and Coverton, dead heat, '
mile, 1:04. purse divided; Suliross, mile
heats, 1:15;,', 1:16;.
Record of the National Game.
Chicago, May 14. Following scores
were uiade by League base ball tea ns
yesterday: At Chicago Boston 4, C li
2; at Pittsburg New York 3, Pittsburg
; at Cincinnati Brooklyn 2, Cincinnati
1; at Cleveland Philadelphia , Cleve
Association: At Boston Boston 10,
Columbus 8: at Philadelphia Athletic s,
Louisville 1; at Baltimore Baltimore 3,
St. Louis 0; t Washington City Cincin
nati 1?, Washington 2.
Western: At Sioux City Omaha 6,
Sioux City 5; nt Minneapolis Denver ".(J,
BLOODSHED IN A COJRT ROOM.
A West Virginia Uivertisement YVhi.-h
Provide. Three Corpse.
Catlettsucik;, Ky., May 14 Particu
lars of a tragedy reached here yesterday
morning fn.ni Uager, McDowell county,
W. Va., iu which three men were kill. J
outright and another seriously woundeL
The Hall and Steele families Lava been at
outs for a year. The Halls cousisted of
father and four sons, while the Steebs
counted three able to bear arms. Oa Sat
urday the four Hall boys and two of the
Steeles met at Squire Murphy's office to
transact some legal business. Etch w.ts
armed with rifles and revolvers. One of
the Hall boys was on tbe witness statd
and contradicted a remark made by a
Somebody Paed tbe Lie.
The lie was passed and the battle opene 1.
The court room was quickly emptied of
its occupants not intereted in the trouble.
About lorty shots were fired, and when
the smoke of the encounter cleared away
the Steele boys, Samuel and Hiram, we e
fouud to have been killed outright. Ia,
W. Hall bad a riflj ball through his
brain, and his brother Lewis was bad y
wounded. The other two bave not been
arrested, aud will probably uot be, i.s
tbey are known to be desperate men.
THE BARNABY POISONING CASE.
Dr. Graves Likely To Be Indicted and to
Demand Prompt Trial.
Desver, Colo., May 14. Dr. Thatcher
Graves, Mrs. Barnaby's physician, who
arrived here Monday, has made a
statement iu which he most emphatically
denies that he ever admitted sending the
bottle of whisky to Mrs. Barnaby. Ea
says be did not know be whs accused c f
poisoning Mrs. Barnaby nntil be reach 1
Denver. He has employed Judge Fui
man as his counsel, and under his advice
Dr. Graves has refused to nf pear before
the grand jury. Judge Belford has been
employed by the frieuJs of Mrs. Barnaby.
It is extremely probable that th grand
jury will indict Dr. Graves, in which cas
Judge Furmansays he will demand an
Afraid of the Conspiracy Law.
Chicago, May 14. At yesterday's ses
sion of the United Association of Lum
bermen a report was submitted advocat
ing tbe boycotting of wholesale lumber
men who sell directly to consumers. The
report was generally approved until at
tention was called to the fact that by the
adoption of the report every member oi
the association would lay himself liable
to arrest under tbe conspiracy law. The
report was not adopted, but ordered sent
to the various organizations composing
the association as a recommendation.
Startling Arrest for Counterfeiting.
OMAIIA, Neb., May 14 Joseph 1L Ei
well, Republican candidate for county at-torui-y
of Rick county, Nebraska, and a
prominent politician, was arrested yester
d ly at Newport, Neb., on the charge of
making counterfeit money. United
States marshals watched Elwell in tbe
process of molding silver dollars and
pounced upon him. The authorities bave
been at worit on this case for the past six
Hardly Even-Handed Justice,
SrRlXGFlELD, Mass., May 14. James
Dumford and Ellen Wheeladan, both of
Holyoke, were given separate trials on
the charge of adultery with each other,
l'be evidence in each case was the same,
but the first jury acquitted the woman,
who was discharged, while the second
jury found Dumford guilty, and be was
sentenced to six months' hard labor in
Wants 20,000 for Her Husband.
Providence, li. I., May 14 Suit has been
brought in the supreme court by Lavinda
W. Chaffe to recover 120,000 from the Old
Colouy Railroad company, on account of
the death of her husband, William T.
Chaffee. M- Chaffee left a train to get a
valise checked at Pawtucket.and while re
crossing the tracks was struck by a train
Gives the Old World Mon
archs Some Anxiety.
EEV0LUTI0N FEARED IN PORTUGAL.
The Establishment of Republic. In That
Country and Spain Speculated V'pon
Too Many Allies for France Glad
stone's Illness Worrying tbe British
Pnblic The Attempt to "Remove" the
Ita..ian Care witch Haw lieorge of
Greece Distinguished Himself.
L0XDO.V, May 14 A Berlin dispatch
says that the chief anxiety in government
circles about the situation in Portugal is
not on account of the financial disar
rangement, but the probability of polit
ical revolution. It is felt iu Germany that
the substitution of republican for mon
archical institutions in Portugal would
be greatly to the benefit of France by
making Portugal an ally of the French
republic The French government has
lately given strong evidence of sympathy
with the Portuguese, and France has been
openly warned in the British press not to
encourage Republican plots iu the penin
sula. The French would naturally like
to see the royal bouse of Portugal, one of
the last reiguing branches of the Bour
bon family, dnveu from the throue.
Spniu Might Follow Suit.
This feeling has been intensified since
tbe avowal of complicity in the Boulan
ger plot by the Comte du Paris, whose
daughter is queen of Portugal. It is not
believed, however, either in Berlin or
London that Spain, now under a Con
servative miuistry, would tolerate the ex
istence of a republic iu Portugal, which
would be u'ade the base for a similar
movement at Madrid. On the other hand,
it is suggested that, upon Spauish inter
ference after the establishment of a de
facto republican government at Lisbon.
France would at ouce interfere in behalf
of the Portuguese. Altogether, the situ
ation causes no end of speculation as to
possibilities, and sonu recall iu this con"
uectiou that the pretext for the Franco
Prussian war was lound iu the affairs of
the Spanish peninsula.
GLADSTONE A SICK MAN.
England Watching His Sirk-tted with
the Keenest I tile rest.
London, May 14 GUdstoue was taken
til Sunday with a sort of ague,- and since
then has been iu bed. Although the an
nouncement is publicly made that he is
improving, there is unofficial but trust
worthy information that his distinguished
physician. Sir Audrew Clarke, is haviug
much difliculty in allaying the fever,
which is the patient's most alarming
symptom. The family are plainly wor
ried, and the country watches with keen
interest the news from the sick-room.
1 lie Latent Itullelin Favorable.
The latest official bulletin is to the
effect that Gladstone is progressing favor
ably; that tbe fever has greatly abated.
The influenza continues its ravages in
England, aud the death rate has largely
increased. Every hour brings news of
some promineut member being attacked
by it. Among the latest is T. P. O'Con
nor. Seventy members of the bouse of
commons are now suffering from it.
Among the deaths from the prevailing
epidemic announced yesterday was that,
ot 11 enry Arthur Brassey, brother cf Lord
A liobnst Greek Prince.
London, May 14 Prince George of
Greece is ia high favor in Russia just
now. He was present when the Japanese
fanatic attacked tbe czarevitch, and be
fore the Jap could renew the attack he
was seized by Prince George of Greece,
thrown to tbe ground, and disarmed.
Prince George had been under a cloud with
the Russian court owing to the wrestling
bout which resulted iu injury to the
ezar's second son, the Grand Duke George,
but now that is atoned fur bv saving the
life ot the eldest.
A Boyish Freak End Fatally.
Losdos, May 14. A sad occurrence is
reported from Darwen, near Blackburn.
A number of boys were playing in Pot
ter's paper-staining factory, when some
of them placed a rope around the neck of
little Frederick Reiding, and attached the
end to some shafting. At this moment . -e
machinery was unexpectedly started up,
and tbe children were horrified to j
their companion quickly hoisted to the
roof, where he was crushed in a frightful
manner. 1 he little victim died after a
brief period of suffering.
The Czarina. I'resentiment.
London, May 14 A St. Petersburg dis
patch says that the Czarina has been
thrown into a critical condition by tbe
news of the attack upon the czarewieh
It is well known that the czarina from
the first was opposed to the journey, and
averred that she had a presentiment of
evil, but tbe czar insisted that his heir
must travel and see the world in order to
fit himself properly for bis future station.
The parting of the czarina and her two
sons, tbe czarewitch aud Prince George,
is said to have beeu most touching.
Attack on German Money Lenders.
London, May H Tbe Borsen Journal.of
Hamburg, voices a prevalent sentimeatjin
a bitter attack on Russia, and also on the
German financiers who supply Russia with
funds. The writer says, iu effect, thiit
German bankers who reply to Russia's
call for loans, and furnish that country
with the sinews of development are dis
loyal to Germany, as they are enabling
Russia to prepare for the war with Ger
many that must come sooner or later.
. Richly Deserves the Penalty.
Geneva, May 14 Albert Ebner, until
recently mayor of Steinach, in Baden,
bas been sentenced to death at Constance
for the murder of his wife aud her sister,
Maria Dense, and setting fire to the bouse
occupied by bis mother-in-law, aged 80
years, thus causing her death by burn
ing. There was also proof that Ebner
had committed nine outrageous assaults
That Jap Won Id-He A.aftin.
London, May 14. Later advices from
Shanghai state that the would-be assassin
of the czarewitch belongs to a class whose
importance bas been much diminished
by the overthrow of the old regime in
Japan, and who for that reason are very
bitter against Europeans, whom tbey
hold responsible for the change.
Authentic Portrait or Columbus.
London, May 14 The antbenic ancient
portrait of Com tubus, copied from a min
iature, and now exhibiting in London, is
to go to the Chicago World's fair.
Dr. Humphreys' !peif-ic are scientlfl rally and
earvf ully prepared preacriinton. t used for many
Spar in private practice with successnd forover
itrty years used by tbe people. Every single Bpe
cinc Is a special care for the disease named.
Tbee Specifics cure without drugging, purging-
or reducing the system, and are in fact and
d-d the sovereign remedies of the World.
of mntcrrAi. soe. or re. trices.
Fevers, Connection, Inflammation .. ,
Vernta. Worm Fever. Worm Clic . ,
Crying Colic, or Teething of IcfatiU ,
Diarrhea, of Children or Adult ... ,
IK.enteryi Griplng.Bllion' Colic... .
J holrra, Morbaa, Vomiting ,
'cap. Cold, Bronchitis ,
JSearalgia, Toothache, Faceacne ,
Ilearfac he. Sick Headache, Vertigo ,
tyapeaai a. Bilious btnmarh ....
siiatrc..ed or Painful Periada.
AVai tea, too Promise Period.
Croon. Cough. Difflrult Kreathtng. ... ,
In,. Rheum, FryelpeUm, Knii.tiona. ..
(heuanatitBi, Kheumatio Paius
'ever and Acne, ( h His, Malaria 50
Pile, blind or Bleeding 0O
( nlnrrh. Influenza. Cold tn the Head .AO
W hooping Cough. Violent CnuclM. .30
lirneral lirbilit ,1'hyslcal Weakness .50
Kidney IMsea.e .30
Nervous Debility l.flw
1'rinary Unkir. Wetting Bed. .3
Disease al thellcart, Palpitation 1 .tt
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of price. Dr. Himniaim' Mahal, it pages)
richly ttonnd In clotli and gold, mailed free.
HUM PKHETS' MEDICINE CO,
Cor. William and John Streets, New York.
FOR LIEN ONLY!
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Wyoming lot. It'a the coming city of Wyom
ing, bait waterworks, electric lights, (louring
mills. Located la the garden of Wvoming
Produced the prize potato crop of the United
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Third a re cue and Twentieth stren
TO THE PUBLIC,
There will be sales of BUGGIES and VEHICLES of all
aa-aa.,Ju, J-llC, at f Ki tilAXj AUCTION
SATURDAY of each week, commencing '-?:
Saturday, May 16th. 1891,
At 1 p. m- sharp, atLorton Bros., Horse Exchage, Davenport
(tyAIl articles presented for sa'e will be disputed of en reasonable terms.
H. V. HAKKIN and BAJI WILLIm, Anrlionerr.
accessor to Adamson & Ruick,
Rock Island, 111.
Shop Nineteenth St., bet. First and Second AveDue,
GeneralJobbing and Repairing promptly done.
"Second Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
ISC0RP0BATKD CNDKR THE TBS STATU LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
KOCK ISLAND, ILL.',
Open daily from B a. m. to 4 p. m.. and Saturday eTecings from 1 to S o'clock.
Five per cent interest paid on Deposits Money loaned on Personal, Cc;.
lateral, or Real Estate Security
I. r. KSTNOLDS. Pres. F C. DSNKMANN, Vlce-Prea. i. U. BCP0RD, Cwt .
P. L. Mitchell, B P. Reynolds, F. V. Dena-mann. John Crabaceh. C. F. Lyude
J. J. Reimere, L. Simon. B. W. Harst, J. . B Jord.
Jacksob Hubst, Solicitors.
nnnfw in? Si' CCBPy rooa Mitcbea T-
This space is reserved for a plat of
SCHNELL'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF
which is opened for the sale of lots. It is loca
ted south of Ninth avenue between Twen
tieth and Twenty-fourth streets.
The Plat will be ready in a few days.
We are opening toe most complete line of Earflware pedalUet erer .Sarad ta Back
Island beside our regular s ock of staple and builder Hardro
and Mechanics' tools.
Poeket, Table a Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Steel Goods, Tikwake, Stoves, Etc.
IPICIAXTLES-Cliaa, Cook, and Ranges, "Florid.- and VTUber Hot Watat HtatW
rtorlda Steam Bon.ra. Paateur Germ Proof Flltera, Economy Furnace. Ttm
n4 Saeat Iroa work, Plomtinf, Coppersmithta ud Steam Fittinf .
BAKER & HOUSMaAaN,
1823 Second avenue, Rock Island.