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THIS ABGUb. FBIDAY. MAY 15,rl$91.
OUT OF THEIR JOBS
Four Hundred Switchmen
THE RAILWAY'S COUP SUCCESSFUL.
'o Trouble, L'xrept at a Few Point, la
GetlUc Men to nil the 1'Ucei of
Those Discharged Ths hiragu Yards
Fairly Well Manned Otttclals at the
Switches Peculiarity t.f the Situation
Editor Hall's Comment The Switch
men's President to Visit the Scone ot
War Violence Begun and a Sew llaud
CHICAGO, May 11 In the early dawn of
yesterday morning General Superintend
ent Sanborn, of the Northwestern rail
way, at the head of the superintendents
of tbe ilivUious centering iu Chicago,
trolled through the Wells Street station
and down the yards to tbe Kinaie street
bridge. Just as the city bells struck 7
o'clock the retiritig night gang and the
day crew who were going on duty were
informed that they were discharged and
told to get their pay at once. The blow
fell like lead on the brawny switchmen,
and before they could fairly realize what
had been doue, ppecial police were guard
ing each switch, and General Superin
tendent Sauborn's stentorian voice rang
out: "Every man who has been d.scharged
must leave the company's property."
Long ranks of police backed up this or
der, which was sullenly obeyed.
The "Coup d'Etat" Accomplished.
In Council Bluffs, at Winona, np in
Ecanata wherever the Chicago and
Northwestern runs similar scenes were
being tD acted. Not a switchman, was
spared. Everywhere the order was read.
Without.au angry word or a flying mis
sile tbe great coup de'etat of American
railroading was accomplished. 'J he men
of an entire ilepnrtinent of a great rail
way were simultaneously discharged for
insubordinatiou. As has already been
aid, the move has been under considera
tion for nt-arly two months as a last re
sort iu a case which rtquired a desperate
High Officials Handling Switches.
The situation in Chicago w;ts lively. Ia
the Welis street passeuger yard Luke
Wheeler, the fattest man on the ro.l and
assistant superintendent of the Galena
divi-ion, was flinging switches with thj
e.ise of a veteran, while just across the
Meato. liue" a lar,;e number of discharged
witchmen nursed their wrath up to a
boiling pitch iu the hot sun. IXiwu at
Sonth branch and Wool street J. 11. Mar
tin was in charge, merely attempting to
move perishable freight and live stock.
Otto Miller, superintendent of tbe Galena
division, was in charge at Western ave
nue and Aest Fortieth street. W. 11.
Gardner, superintendent of th Wiscon
sin and Milwaukee divisions, rcmainei on
the north side-
liiyt-ias fcnmlni; Smoothly.
At 12 o'clock Suiierintendeut W. A.
Gardner, of the Wisconsin and Milwaukee
jdiyisions, reported to General Manager
Whitman that on tbe lines under bii jur
isdiction in Chicago and Milwaukee all
passenger crews were full and all trains
running on time. Yard master McXerny
was reinstated yesterday morning perma
nently. Tbe most serious trouble was on the
.Galea a dUviaion, Upon to. noon no freight
train wereruOving. At that time fine
freight train was sent west from Clintou,
and the company had another ready to go
east. Later three were sent out of South
The Situation Lant Night.
At 9 o'clock last night a conference wai
held between General Manager Whitman,
General Superintendent Sanborn and the
division superintendents. It was agreed,
after tbe work of the day bad been fully
canvassed, that affairs were in excellent
shape, and it was decided to receive
freight from eastern connections when
business opened this morniug. Reports
received from along the line by General
Manager Whitman show that the change
was easily and quietly made. In Milwau
kee, the point next iu importance to Chi
cago, the worst delays were experienced,
as only a two-thirds force was at work in
the freight yards at that jilaco. At all
other points everything was moving
THE MEN'S SIDE OF THE MATTER.
A Fight Between Two Ilailwajr I'nions
Sargent Coming On.
The peculiarity of this fisht is that it
bad its inception in the jealousy existing
between the Switcbmeu's union and the
other railway laborers' unions. This
fact was taken advantage of by the
Northwestern, and as a consequence all
the other nnions are ou the side of the
company. Tbe demnud for McXerny's
discharge was made partly because he was
not a member of the Switchmen's union,
but of the Order of Trainmen. John A.
Hall, editor nnd manager of The Switch
men's -Journal, and au officer of the
jrrand lodge, said yesterday that a full
statement of the switchmen's grievances
was ready to be given to the public as
soon as the exact position of the Brother
hood of Firemen in regard to the Switch
men's association was known.
Trainmen lighting the Switchmen.
"Tbey knew that iu the Chicago yards
the trainmen were fighting the switch
men, but they believed that it was ouly
the local lodges that were doing so, and
not the brotherhood. If they uadetbeir
grievances public it would involve pre
ferring charges against the trainmen, and
they did not wish to do that if tbe charges
were not trne and just. With respect to
the trouble about McNerny, it was not be
cause he was not a member of tbe Switch
men's association, but of tbe Brotherhood
of Train meu that we objected to bis work
ing, but because be was persistently try
ing to injure tbe association, and draw
members ont of i into the Brotherhood of
President Sargent Heard frona.
- Mr. Hall received a message last night
from President Sargent, of tbe supreme
council of tbe United Order of Railway
employes, saying that tbe supreme coun
cil would meet bere next Saturday to in
vestigate the grievances of the discharged
witchmen. "There is do likelihood at
present of the switchmen on the other
roads twing called out iu cousequence of
this strike, in tbe first place, nothing
can be done like that until the supreme
council meets on Saturday, and in the sec
ond place we do not want to take any
action of that kind."
t, Drinking and Getting Ugly.
In the afternoon tbe discharged em
ployes began drinking freely, and maui
tit.d an ugly disposition, so, in tbe in
terest tit': absolute safety, an order wa
issued (toaing the honr t-r receiving time
or perishable freight at 4 p. m. No livight
trains were started out after 8 p. m. Ex
tra guards were placed along the rutin
tracks and all main line switches were
spiked in position. As a result of tun fire
water imbibed Lawrence Johnson, a new
switchman, was assaulted by three dis
charged switchmen last night and badly
Will Stand, by the Company.
Ageneral meeting of the trainmea of
the road was held last night to com ider
what action should be taken in the s w toll
men's difficulty. It was decided almost
unanimously to standby the comptny,
and give all poosible assistance in sw tch
ing and making up trains.
l from Other Point.
Dispatches from Green Bay. Wis.; Des
-tioines, xa.; lioone, la.; Council Bl tffs,
ana umaba state that the switchmen at
luose points, together with the yard loss
es, were summarily discharged yesterday
morning. j.ae switching was done by
wniumeu anu new employes, la smie
cases as iu this city, the officials took
hold of the switches and did good sertice,
their bands not having lost their cunn.ng.
Passenger trains were run on time.
ONE OF HIS OFF INTERVALS.
An Embarrassing Incident for Two Peo
ple at a Temperance Lecture.
voou., jiay ia. uunnir a
temperance address by the Rev. J. S.
. . . -
iiector, be said: "The weakness of -.his
nation is tbe drinking habit. Some sci
entists tell us that the system denian.la
whisky at times. Even reputable news
papers print advertisements which an
nonnce that pure whiskv cures indiges
tion and dyspepsia. Show me a repi ta
me uocior wno will assert that tlmt U sr.
and 1 will show you a doctor who d jes
not know enough to cure a ham."
There Was an Objector Present.
instantly a man in the lnrk of the
cnurch got up and said: "I know a nan
who took a dram ot whisky every three
nours tor six months for a bad case of
lung trouble and it cured him. Whukv
Ku tuing ana should always be k pt
on hann. I am a temperance man my
self, at least at intervals."
The minister renlied: "Mv frien 1 v
he is a temperance man at intervals. Tl.i
saems to be one of his off intervals."
The Scotch-Ii-l-h Congress.
LnnsviLLE, Ky., May 15 The anm al
congress of the Scotch-Irish society ws
inaugurated at Leiderkranz hail yester
day morning promptly at 10:30. Over 2,000
delegates from all sections of the United
States took part in the proceedings. r.
Robert Bonuc-r, of The New York Ledgtr,
presided. Governor Buckner delivered :;n
address welcoming the visitors to Ken
tucky. Mr. Bonner responded in beht.lt
of the vising delegates. The time of the
ccnreoJisn will be principally devoted to
adJrfcsses recounting the services of the
Scotch-Irish to tb cause of buwan pro
gress. It v ill adj.tnrn Sunday.
Was Careless with Uis Shotgun.5
Col.or.ADO Spkiscs, Colo., May 15. A
very distressing accident occurred here
yesterday caused by the careless handling j
o l brearms, resulting in tbe death of Mrs.
Winn, of Coronado, Kan., who. witb
her husband and Dr. 1L P. Gaudy an 1
wife, was returning from a month's pleas
ure trip in the mountains, Tbe party
rode in two carriages, the ladies being ia
the rear one. There were two loaded
shotguns in the first buggy, one of which
was acideqlally discharged upon being
moved by Mr. Winn, tbe charge takin,;
effect in Mrs. Wiuu's neck, causing al.
most iustanj death.
Queer Freak of a Young Krprobate.
New Yor.K, May 15. Eight year-old
Ella Booth was found in the woods near
Queens Monday afternoon, almost naked,
by some women who were out gathering
flowers. The child said that on her way
home from school she met a colored boy
named James Freeman, who took her into
the wood, and, drawing a knife, com
pelled her to uudress. He then fled. Free
man is 13 years old. The child's father.
William Booth, had him arrested, and
accused of assault in the second degree.
His father offered to send bitn out of the
fctate, and the charge was withdrawn.
Haytl Threatened with Civil War.
New York, May 15. Advice received
by persons in this city from Hayti indi
cate that another political out break, which
may result in a civil war, is imminent in
that republic. Recently while riding in
company with a few officers near the city
of Jacmel President Hippolyte was fired
upon by four men hidden under a bridge
over which he was passing. Two of his
companions were killed, and in the ex
citcmeut which followed the assassins es
caped. The Haytien consul bere says the
above report is a lie out of whole cioth.
New Paper for Government Notes.
Washington City, May 15. The treas
ury commission on the selection of a dis
tinctive paper for treasury notes, bonds,
etc., has selected the paper and the new (2
notes will be printed upon it. Tbe new
note will be handsomer than the old one
in mauy particulars. The vignette of
Mr. Windom will show in the center of
the certificate instead of being on the end.
Tbe ugly brown seal will not show on the
new issue, but a bright carmine seal has
been recommended to supi lant it.
Was a Great Woman in Her Way.
ALCASO, Kan., May 15. Mrs. Arthur
Briscoe was driving a team of broncos
from her borne, six miles eat of here,
and in crossing tbe river , there being no
brid ge, the team became unmanageable,
kicking and overturning the buggy and
throwing the lady into the water, where
sue drowned before help could reach her.
M rs. Briscoe was el years old, and leaves
twenty-seven children. She had been
married six times, and had thirty-one
children, four of whom died. All her
husbands are dead.
Trouble Ilrewing in Venezuela.
New York, May 13. Within tbe past
few days news has been received here
from Caracas to the effect that
the shooting of an Englishman on
Venezuelan territory by an officer
of that government some weeks
ago has added another aggravating feat
ure to tbe already complicated question
of boundary between Venezuela and Brit
ish Guinea, It has also resulted in an at
tempt by tbe English government to
seize a province in Venezuela
Broken Heads at a Parnell Meeting.
London, May 15. Parnell attempted to
address a meeting in a hall at Limehouse.
Tbe meeting was invaded by men opposed
to him, and a fierce conflict took place on
tbe stairs leading to tbe hall. Tbe police
were called in, but before they succeeded
In restoring order many heads were
broken. - .
WITH OLD PMENDS.
Illinois and Indiana Welcome
GREETING AT THE HOOSIES BORDER
A Large Delegation. Comprising Men of
AU Parties Goes from Indianapolis to
Hail the Executive and Wish II I m
.Godspeed The Chief Magistrate Vis
ibly Affected by tbe Heartiness of the
Welcome His Kemarks in Foil En
thusiastic Turn Outs at Springfield
and Other Illinois Cities.
Ixdiasapous. May 15 After a journey
through Illinois, marked by a continuous
ovation, the list two receptions those at
Tuscola and Chrisman being particu
larlyenthusiastic. President Harrison en
tered bis own state shortly after 2 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, and fifteen minutes
later.at Montezuma.he was surroun led by
many old friends who had come down from
Indianapolis to welcome him home. The
Indianapolis contingent was composed of
committees from every political society
and business organization in that city.
It consisted of 300persous, representing
the Hendricks club, the Gray club, the
Columbia club, and other political organ
izations; all the state officers; judges of
the supreme, appellate, federal and coun
ty courts, and all United States officers.
Everybody Was Kepresented.
Then there were all the city officers and
members of the municipal boards, all the
county officers aud the county commis
sioners; representativei of all the fifty
two labor organizations in the city, offi
cers of the state militia, delegates from
the Commercial club and board of trade,
the department commander and staff of
the Grand Army, with a representative
from each post; representatives cf the
military order of the Loyal Legion, Union
Veteran Lesion and Sons of V,.im,t,.
Governor Hovey, Senator Turpie, ex Gov
ernor Liray, Lieutenant Governor rh.t
Judge Woods, of the United States court,'
ex-Lougressman Peels ami Mayor Sulli
van were among those in the party, and
these, with a number cf others, raostlv
personal friends and neighbors of th
president, accompanied him to Indianan-
olis, the others proceeding ahead in tbe
train that brought them to Moutezuma,
The President Much Affected.
A cheer went up from the Montznm.
people aud the Indianapolis representa
tives as the president cam rtnt jt ,
platform of the observation car. He was
presented to the crowd by ex-Congressman
Johnson, and in a voics trembling with
feeling, sp.-ke as follows:
"Mr i KIENDS: We have had a long jour
ney, and one that has been attended by a
great many pieasunt incidents. We have
had cheers of welcome reaching from our
first stop at Roanoke, Va., stretching
across the mountains of Tennessee and
northern Georgia and Alabama, down
through Arkansas and Texas, and along
the Pacific coast. Everywhere we have
had the most cordial and kindly greet
ings; but, as I cross to-day the border line
of Iudiana, and meet again these old
friends, I find in your welcome a sweet
ness that exceeds it all".
Here the president's voice grew husky,
and he, tastily withdrew amid cheering
from bis audience into a group of c'd
frieuds who surrounded him on the plat
form. The crowd appreciated his emo
tion and did not call lor him to continue.
During tbe twenty minutes' stop at Mr
tezuma tbe president sho ok bauds witu a
large number of persons whom be knew.
It was like a family reunion. At Roche
dale the president received another
enthusiastic welcome, but be did not ad
dress tbe crowd. The presidential traia
arrived in tK9 Union station in Iudianstn
olis at 4;4i o'clock. -Booming of cannon
aud shrieking of whistles anuouueed the
approach of their distinguished townsman
to the Iadiananapolis people, several
thousand of whom were assembled in and
about the station. These broke into pro
longed cheering as the president stepped
from the platform with Governor Hovey.
Escorted by the committees that met
him at Montezuma, the president walked
through the station to lackson place, di
rectly opposite, and took his place on a
stand erected there.
SPEECH AT INDIANAPOLIS.
No Friends Like Home l i lend, and So
Greeting Like Theirs.
Thousands of people were crowded on
all sides of this platform, and they
cheered the president heartily. In re
sponse to addresses of welcome by Gov
ernor Hovey and Mayor Sullivan the pres
ident made an eloquent speech, as fol
lows: -Govep.sob Hovey, Matob Scluvas
axd Friends: I do not think I can
can speak much to-day. Tbe strain of
this long journey, the frequent calls that
have been made upon me to spsak to my
fellow-citizens from Washington to tbe
Golden G ite, from the Golden Gat9 to the
Strait of Fuca. and from that most north
western portion of our territory here to
my own home, has left me somewhat ex
hausted in body and iu mind, and has
made my heart so open to these impres
sions, as I greet my old friends, that I can
not, I fear, command myself sufficiently
to speak to you at any length.
Home Wei comes the Rest.
"Our pathway has been attended by the
plaudits of multitudes; our way has been
strewn flowers; we've journeyed through
with the orchards of California laden
with golden fruit; we have climbed to the
summitsof great mountains, and have seen
those rich mines from which precious
metals have been exlrated; we have
droppad again suddenly into fruitful val
leys, and our pathway has been made
glad by tbe cheerful and friendly acclaim
of our American fellow citizens, without
regard to any party division applause;
but I beg to assure you that all the sweet
ness of flowers that have been showered
npon ns; that all the beauty of those al
most tropical landscapes upon whiofa we
have looked; that all the richness of those
precious mines sink into fcrgetfulness as
I receive to-day this welcome from my old
friends. Great applause. The presi
dent's voice almost failed him at this
point, and there was a perceptible moist
are in his eyes.
An Offering of Gratitude.
MMy manhood has known no other
home but this. It was the scene of my
early straggles; it has been the scene, and
you have been the instruments and sup
porters in every success I have achieved
in life. I come to lay down before you
1 1 IVER V
PILLS. V -J
Elck fTeaforhesnd relieve all tbe troubles totih
cent to a bilious state of tiie system, suoh asl
XUziness, Xausea, Drowsiness, Distress after
e&ticg. Pain in the Bido, to. Wbilo their most
rcsoarkaMe success has been shown ia curing
CetAarhe, Tf t Carter's Little Liver Pffij ars
equally valuable in Constipation, curing and pro
V ntiug ti.) annoying coraplaiiit.-rclHle they also
LvtranuiegiUjue theboweia, venil the; only
cf&r from this distressing complaint; but fortu
nately tiieir good liens d oes noend herein J those
Whocncetry them will find these little pillsvah.
Xle in so many ways that tiiey will not ba wih
Jing to do without them. But after allaickheaj.
'is the lane of to many lives that here Is where
iwemalceoar great boast. Cur pilla cure it while
Others do sot.
Carter's Little Liver Pills are very small and
Very easy to tafce. One or two pills mako a doss.
SlM'j are strictly vegetable and do not gripe or
jur,3 butty their gentle action pluaaea.l who
life them. In vials ct 25 cents; fiveforfL JJold
by druggists everywhere, or sent by mad.
CARTER MEDICINE CO.. New York.
SMALL FILL. SMALL DOSE. SMALL PRICt
"jviuhih ivi. ii b intr cuininK CUV 01 yotn-
infr. Has waterworks, electric lights, flourinir
miils. Located in the garden of Wyomimr
Produced the prize potato crop of the United
StStpS in 1K) hr ntaii. on.l ...-
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raation app y to
MASS & THOM. Buffalo, Wyo.
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by K -mal Wakm-f ihnn
a 1 1 ot h er d i&ra a m bineU
and hn ntv)tctil t.r
dur life lonsr invalid
UkX UmiiR f .MMAkH, the
wuuufnm nonic m-uimt-nt
is m s-ure cure for Whit.
er Leu(-orrhui.. Inflanunv
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and ail mnipUiDU i uHa.r to i t-iuita. pMtp&il,ti,
Fnr &1p In Pruir TtlanA hs TIa.. m. i.
Third arc line and Twentieth street
TO THE PUBLICS
There will be sales of BUGGIES and VEHICLES of all de,
tions, tLfl-ttiMaa, iukses, Etc., at PUBLIC AUCTION
SATURDAY of each week, commencing
Saturday. May 16th. 1891,
A 1 p. m- sharp, at Lorton Bros., Horse Exchage, Davenport
arAll articles presented for ta!e will be dtepwed of on reasonable terms.
II. V. HARBIN and MAN WIM.lw, Auctioneers.
bucceesor to Adamson & Ruick,
Rock Island, 111.
Shop Nineteenth St., bet. First and Second AveDue,
GeneralJohbing and Repairing promptly done.
gf8econd Hand Machinery bonght, sold and repaiiei
INCORPORATED UNDER THE TBS STATS LAW. '
Roek Island Savings Bank,
BOOK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open d&r.y from f , n. to 4 p. m., and Snrday evenings irom 7 to 8 o'clock.
Five percent Interest pall on Deposits. Monev loaned on Personal, C-'.
lateral, or Real Estate Security
S. P. REYNOLDS. Pres. r C. DBXKMANS. Vice-Pree. j. M. BCFORD, Cs.t
P. L Mitchell, S. P. ReTnoldi, P. C. Denkmann. John OTibaneh. C. F. Lynda
J. J. P.eunert, L. Simon, B. W. Ham, J. M. Bsford. ' '
Jacksos a Host, Solicitors.
JuTnlw bnk?s complete W b"kS
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 Hard wars .peclalUe. ever .fere. t. Back
Island beside onrrernlar rock of staple and buflders Hardwii
end Mechanics' tools.
Poeket, Table 2 Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Stem. Goods, Tinwaejs, Stoves, Eto
SPSCIALTLKS-Cllaa Cook, and Bange. -Florida- and Wllber Hot Wat- H-i
norid. Ste Boiler.. Pasteur Gem Proof Filter coD0.y FTtL
a4 Baest Iroa work. Plumbing, Copperrralthlng axd Eteim FitUnf.
BAKER & HOUSMAN,
1823 8econd avenne, Rock Island.