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THE ABGUS. SATUKDAY. MAY 1G, 1801
ALL QUIET SO FAR,
No S;gns of Trouble on the
THE SWITCH MIN AWAITTKG 0ELERS
TVhleU Will rrocenl from the !tirerae
Council f All the Railway Workmen
A MMtln; That Means Mnch for the
Chicago Itailways A Talk with lira ml
Muter. Sweeney The World' Fair
and Labor The Colters Gettiaff Help
from .Operator liainejr Labor Notes.
CEICAGO, May 16. Everything was like
a Sunday morning iu the Chicago and
Northwestern yarJs yesterday when the
on row. Affairs were, in fact, even
quieter than is usual on that day. As the
day wofft. on and traius began to arrive
the hum of woak commenced, uutil by 10
o'clock the new switchmen were handling
business as rapidly as the old crews. At
the company's headquarters it was stated
that all- stations out of Chicago on the
line were manned by full force. At
Winona three new crews did more work
than four ooid crews had accomplished on
any day before for several weeks and
cleared the work up at an earlier hour
than usual. The reports from the Wis
consin division showed that up to ru id
Bight of May 14 fifty freight trains were
What Manager Whitman Says.
Last night Geueral Manager J. M.
Whitman said as he started for home:
"There is practicully nothing new. As tc
the men we have discharged, I am sin
cerely sorry for them. I worked np from
the ranks myself and know what it means.
In the ranks of the discharged men are
many capable men, whose only fault is
that they were led away by bad influ
ences, la many cases these men were
forced to join reckless or an neceusary
strikes, although they were not in sym
pathy with them. I propose to reinstate
all such men for whom I can flad places
it they desire to wori for the company.
In my opinion the shock is over and I an
ticipate no trouble whatever "
An Interview with Sweeney.
Grand Master Sweeney and Vice Grand
Waster Downey, of the Switch men's Mu
tual Aid association, called upon Gen
eral Manni t Whitman yesterday morn
ing to inquire why the general discharges
bad been oniered by the company, and
what it meant. Tuey were cordially re
ceived, and -Mr. Whitman replied by hand
ing Mr. Sweeney a copy of the official
statement giving the reasons for the
action, such as has appeared in the news
papers, and on id that the full explana
tion was contained therein. Mr. Sweeney
wished to tliscnss the matter, but was
told by Mr. Whitman that he would be
willing to receive any communication
that Mr. Sweeney might wish to make,
provided the same was made in writin?,
so that no possible misunderstanding
tohat was said ccould occur. This Mr.
Sweeney declined to do.
ASSOCIATION VIEW OF THE TROUBLE
Grand Muter Sween ey Makes Some
Comments ou the Lockout.
Grand Master Sweeney and other offi
cials of the Switchmen's association were
at the switchmen's headquarters yester
day. Mr. Sweeny said; "It most not lie
imagined that because we are so quiet
we are already beaten in this fiht. The
switchmen are never altodlher hsatej,
though they may seem temporarily to
have got the worst of it. Switchmen may
be discharged from one company, but
they will eveutually turn up iu another,
and even those who take their place
oon move in the same groove and have
the same ideas. The real trouble with
the Northwestern is that the company
has nearly always been unfortunate iu
their selection of yard roaster. A good
yardmaster can in almost every instance
preveut any trouble among the switch
men. He will himself disci pline men and
adjust all little difficulties without going
to the officials and making a mountain
out of a mole hill.
The Difficulty With BIcNerney.
"The fault with McNerney was that be
tried to lord it over the men too much
and gave himself airs. The men were
willing to put up with a little of it, but
when they found he was trying for a
higher positiou they thought he would be
unbearable and considered it time to stop
him. Superintendent Miller has been
opposed to men who are members of the
association lor some time, and he lots
no opportunity to get rid of them." Mr.
Sweeney also spoke of the case of Brooks,
yardmanter at Western avenue, who
he said, was very abusive, and also
drinking man, but the comply stood
by him, notwithstanding these facts.
Wages of the Switchmen.
He continued: "The officers of the road
claim that a switchmun can make from
$75 to (150 per month, and that there are
only a few men earning as low as $7
This is not correct. The Lightest wages
a switchman can earn is 29 cents an hour,
and at this rate, working twenty-six
days in the month, he would get (7a The
most a man can earu, and that by put
ting in thirty-six days in the month, or
ten days overtime, is about f 104, aud then
he Las nearly to kill himself to do it.
Then he can ouly work overtime when it
suits the company, and not wheu it suits
liepend on the Snpremo Council.
Everythinc now depends on the action
of the supreme council of the United Or
der of Railway Employes which meets to
day. The four organizations in that body
are the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire
men, the Biol hcrhood of Kail way Con
c'octors, the Brotherhood of Trainmen
and the Switch 'lien's Mutual Aid asso
ciation. The firemen, conductors and
switchmen's organizations confine their
membership to their own proper class,
but the trainmen take in brakemen, con
ductors, switchmen, yard masters and
baggngem asters. -
Trainmen Artlns Without Orders.
W. A. Siieehan, secretary of the Broth
erhood of Trainmeu, was seen at Gales
burg last night aud said: "If the mem
bers of the Brotherhood of Trainmen are
manning switches aud filling the places
of the discharged switchmen, they are do
ing so on their own responsibility and
not under t he orders of the Brotherhood
of Trainmen. What the trainmen's
brotherhood will do depends on the deci
sion of the supreme couucil which meets
in Chicago to-morrow." It will be seen
by the above that the fight may only have
begun. If the supreme council does not
. ) iff'. .
Fustain the railway there is a peck of
trouble ahead lor the railways m the west.
Situation at Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Wis., May 1ft. Business
in the Northwestern "railway yards went
as quietly as usual yesterday, alt hough
there was very mnch less accomplished.
Passenger traius arrived and left on time,
and in the freight yards the company had
succeeded in getting men enough to keep
eight of its twenty-two switch engines at
work. General Agent George says he will
soon have a full crew. The discharged
men are making no demonstration and
refrain from banging about the yards in
accordance with the request of their lead
ers. HELPING THE COKE STRIKERS.
One of Frick's Competitors Fighting the
.BiK Operator The Situation.
Scottpale, Pa., May 16. W. J. P.ainey,
the Wiley coke operator, who is worth
millions now, seems to be with the strik
ers body and souk He is engaged in a
fight with Frick and other operators, and
will use the strikers as the weapon to
gain his point. Yesterday he gave Mas
ter Workman Wise permission to send la
bor agents among his employes to obtain
funds to sustain the Frick and McClure
Claims That Do Not Agree.
An official of the Frick company
claimed last night that they have 4,000
mn now at work, while labor leaders as
sert that not more than halt that num
ber are working in the recion, and that
the 15,000 strikers are still firm.
World's Fair Labor Question.
Chicago, May 18. A joint conference
was held last night between a delegation
of trades union men, headed by Thomas
Morgan, and a committee of tha World's
fair directory, at which Morgan explained
that the proposed minimum scale ot
wages for work at the fair did not mean
that the men were to strike ad lib. for
higher wages, but that the scale would
be the maximum wages. This was not
pledged, but Morgan said that nice times
in ten the minimum was also the maxi
mum. There is a prospect now that the
directory will agree to the proposition.
Iavl Starts His Brickyard.
Denver, Colo., May 16. F. X. Davis
started up his brickyard y,tenl:iy. An
armed guard, consisting of ten deputy
sheriffs, five policemen nn I twelve ne
groes, protected the men. All the labor
orgHnizations will attend the funeral of
Kelly in a body, aud trouble is feared for
CLOSE OF THE PRESIDENT'S TOUR.
A Journey or 10,000 Mile Made With
out Accident and on Schedule.
Washington Citv, May 1C The grand
tour of President Harrison and his party,
which began April 14 last, ended at 5:30
o'clock yesterday afternoon, when the
presidential train came .to a standstill in
the Penusylvia railroad station here,
exactly on time. The great' journey of
10,000 miles had been accomplished with
out an accident and without deviation
from the pre-arranged schedule, exceptou
one occasion. Benjamin Harrison Mc
Kee was the first person to be greeted by
the president, who jumped from the
platform of the train aud clasped his
grandson in his arms. Little Mary Mc
Kee was also at the station.
The Last Iay the Quietest.
Secretary Proctor, Secretary Foster and
Attorney General Miller, with several
assistant secretaries and a number of
government officials, met the party at the
train. Only a few people were at the sta
tion when tne party arrived. The presi
dent, Mrs. Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Mc
Kee and Mrs. Dimmick were driven
directly to the White House, while Mr.
and Mrs. Boyd took a train for Philadel
phia. The last dy of the journey was
the quietest of the entire tour. Kain fell
most of the time, and when the party
reached Washington City it was pouring
down steadily. Bet ween "Washington
City and Biltimore the members of the
party aud th train employes assembled
in the observation car, and to them the
president made a short speech in which
he thanked all those who had accom
panied him for their courtesy and atten
tion. The Record of Oratory.
He referred to the journey as one that
had never been equalled, and paid a high
compliment to Mr. George W. Boyd, the
general passenger agent of the Pennsyl
vania railroad, who had charge of the
train, for the great success he bad achieved
in keeping exactly to the pre-arranged
schedule. The president delivered HO
speeches during the tour. His best record
for a single day was Thursday, when be
talked to twelve different assemblages.
The day before he made eleven speeches.
Fireman Killed at Cincinnati.
ClKClNNATI, O, May 16. The mom
moth establishment of the Cincinnati
Moerleiu Brewing company was greatly
damaged by fire Thursday night. The
property burned is tho main structure of
the concern, a four-story brick building
with a frontage of 8(H) feet, extending
back about 130 feet. The fire started in
the middle of the bnilding at the fourth
floor, and spread in every direction. The
beer, half fermened, ran down the drive
way iu rivulets into tbo street. Thou
sands of gallons of beer was tnus wasted.
The aggregate loss will approximate
flOO.O'.o, and is covered by insurance.
Henry Smith, a fireman, was killed.
The ISaxe Hall Lxpert.
CHICAGO, May 16. Scores on the base
ball field yesterday were recorded by
League teams as follow: At Chicago
Brooklyn 11, Chicago 13; at Pittsburg
Philadelphia 4, Pittsburg 1; at Clevelaud
New York 3, Clevelaud 8; at Cincinnati
Boston 6, Cincinnati 3.
Association: At Boston Boston 4,
Louisville 3; Athletic St. Louis, Balti-more-Cincinnati
games postponed rain.
Western: At St. Paul Omaha 20, St.
Paul 14; at Minneapolis Kansas City 7,
Minneapolis 6; at Milwaukee Denver
Milwaukee game postponed rain; at
Sioux City Lincoln 4, Sioux City 3.
General Iten Knew the Law.
Boston, May 16. Gen. Butler has
secured the release from jail, by a writ
of peroual replevin, of Mrs. Clarietta
Johnson, who, by the sentence of Judge
Carpeuter, of the Cnited States court,
was serving her lime for alleged perjury
on a pension case. .The last case wherein
this writ was usej in this state was in
1&4, and inquiry among the lawyers
develops the fact tliat to many of them it
Belgian Strikes Collapsing.
Brussels, Marin. The strikes through
out Belgium are collapsing.
FACTS ABOUT CHILI
Origin of the Revolution Now
CONGRESS AND PRESIDENT AT OUTS
Displeased with Election Preparations
tlie Lawmakers Refuse to Vote the
Budget, and Civil War Results
V here the 'Sinews Come from for
Each Side Bard to Predict the Out
o me Another Bloody Uattle. with
Xew York, May 16 Edward Eyre,
who has been a resident of Peru for the
last twenty-four years, and who has been
the head of the house of Grace Bros. & Co.
for ren years, has- returned to this city.
Mr. Eyre said that the origin of the revo
lution in Chili was a deadlock between the
Chilian congress and the executive. The
congress felt dissatisfied with President
Bal naceda's measures, and especially the
preparations made for the coming elec
t ion. Congress, to bring pressure on
the executive, refused to vote the budget.
The president convened an extraordinary
sessim of congress, expecting that the
budret would be voted.
Acted the Role of Cromwell.
W ien be saw that it would not be he
exert ised for the first time the preroga
tive which he alleged was vested iu the
president of declaring the extraordinary
session closed. Several attempts were
madi to settle the differences between the
exect tive ami legislative branches of the
government, but all failed, resulting in
the revolution which broke out January
last. "The funds which Balmaceda re
quirei to carry on the war," continued
Mr. Pyre, "are obtained from the general
revenue of the country, principally the
custo n houses of Valparaiso and Talca
huano, but as these were not sufficient to
meet his requirements be issued $13, 000,
000 vorth of paper money, which was
taken by the people and used to pay the
Where the Rebels Oct Cash.
"The insurgents have secured control of
all tie ports from which nitrate is ship
ped, and they receive the export duties
payable to the Chilian government, which
amount to fully 10,000,00.) silver dollars
annually. This is where the insurgents
obtain their funds to carry on the war.
As to the duration of the pending strug
gle, it is very hard to say. but I am afraid
it will last fcr many months yet, as the
opposition i not likely to accept as a
solutkn to the difficulty the persou that
Balmaceda proposes shall succeed him as
presidt nt, Senor Vicuna, when his term
expires next September.''
BATTLE OF POZO ALMONTE.
Five Hours or Fierce Fighting Followed
Panama, May lfi-Some of the recent
engagements in the Tarapaca desert and
in the town, and other events, have been
thus d scribed by The Xacion and other
Chilian government organs: Gen. Robles
Balmaceda commander took np a p
sition on the plain at Pozo Almonte, and
May 7 Canto's insurgent army gave him
battle, and after a stubborn and sanguin
ary euc muter of five hours' duration the
government forces were completely de
feated and routed. Col. Hobles was in
jured in a foot early in the fight, but after
the injered limb had been dressed by Dr
Middleton he remounted his horse and
Robleo Exhibition of Rrarery.
Tewatd the close of the fijht he was
shot ii the side, but continued to cheer
and lea 1 his men in repeated de.prate
charges until, faint from loss of blood, be
fell from his horse and wn rnrpli n.
ambular ce. Here be was again attended
oy Dr. JUiuuieton. By this time the de
feat of the government ' troops was com
plete, and, says The Nation, a major com
pelled Dr Middleton to withdraw from
the ambulance and he ordered his men to
shoot Cel. Robles.
Slaughter of Wounded Officer.
After receiving eleven bullets they in
flicted tpon him numerous bayonet
wounds, the hands of thR nrifnrttin.t-
man beir g cut to pieces in the efforts he
made to protect his body from the thrusts.
All the o-.her officers in the ml.nlan
were kil.ed. Colonel Mendez. of th
Fifth of the line, was killed durinw of the
ficrht. as were also Pnlnnol .T..n. .i
Major Ruminot. of the Angol battalion.
The sailo-s from tl.o flat .;. i
" ' icil luic
execution with their gatlings."
The Itata Laying OCT Aeapuleo.
Citt or Mexico. Mhv 16 Advir.
ceived bete from Aeapuleo s f ate that the
t-uman cruiser l-.smeralda is still off
that nort wnitintr tn ua if it
- .. . v i I'l'S'SJUlB LU
obtain a suddIv of coal. Tlura .
other strnnce steamer outside, supposed
to be the itata. No American steamer is
in sign i.
Game Law in Michigan.
Lansisg. Mich., May 18. A substitute
for all the came bills passed the house
yesterday. Uuder its provisions the open
season for deer in the lower peninsula is
Nov. 10 to Dec 1 inclusive- in
, ... M i-'J'CI
peninsula the entire month of September;
iiu iurn..'ys, .ov. i to Dec 15: wood
cock. An;'. 13 to T W i,.
wild geese, snp-, or other wild
water-fowl. Sent. 1 to Tpp 1-. !.,
ooen seaso t for snipe, redhead bluebill
canvas-back, widgeon, pintail duck, and
wild neese continue nnt.il Af. i .
year follow ing; quail, Nov. 1 to Dec. 15;
pannage, in tne upper peninsula, from
Sept. 1 until Jan. 1 ml in ti, i
- , - ... iuu
peninsula :rom Oct. 15 to Dec, 15. The
senate bill alwlishing the state forestry
luiiiiuisHioii nas oeen lavorably reported
ia the house and will pass.
Ex-Metl odist Minister iu Trouble.
Bismarck. N. D. Mav l fi
Gerowe, superintendent of the Indian
agency school at Fort Stevenson, is be
ing tried it this city on the charge of
misappropriating government funds and
other improper acts. Gerowe is an ex-
Met hodist minister and was appointed
by President Cleveland Tt . rn, c-j
-.u . -J Hum J
ney Centre, N. V.
A Battl.-ahip at the World's Fair.
Washisgtos Citt. Mar l6.-Thhor
of managm?nt of government exhibits
was iu session yesterday, and ordered ad
vertisements for nrnnnunla fs,-k..
i f w. viic nfu'
struction of a full-sized mimic battleship
at the World's fair site at Chicago.
The Commons Adjourns for a Week.
London. Mav ia tk i
1 - j w. u u ui win
mons has adjourned until Thursday
A Kesl Salitm it Kemp's Balsam.
The dictionerj says, "a balsam is a
thick, pure, aromatic substance flowing
from trees." Kemp's Balsam for the
throat and lungs is the only cough medi
cine that is a real balsam. Maay thin,
watery cough remedies are called balsam's
bnt sunh are not. , Look through a bottle
of Kemp's Balsam and notice what a pure,
thick preparation bt is. If you cough
use Kemp's Balsam. At all druggists'.
Lartre bottles 50c anl f 1.
Yao Patten & Maries,
VIGOR OF MEN
Easily, Quickly, Permanently Restored.
'Weaknew, Kerveaaneaa, neblltty. and all
the train of evils from early error or later exceee,
the result of overwork, bk knew, worry, etc I'ull
strength, development, and tone p'ren to every
orpan and portion of the body. Simple, natural
method. Immediate improvement seen, failure
Iniposmole. 2.irt references. Botk. explaiiaUuiit
Dd proofs mailed waledi free. Address
ERIE MEDICAL CO., BUFFALO, N. Y.
Wyoming lot. It's the coming citv of Wyom
ing, lias waterworks, electric lights, flourinir
mills. Located in the garden of Wyoming
i'nxliioed the prize potato crop of the Unittsl
Mates in is;), rcr maps and further infor.
nation apply to
MANN A THOM. Buffalo, Wyo.
M ANHCK)DR E STORED
jfv,. it h tho wnnrt-rful rem-lv.
F i ' I tivt-t urf tor WVak V n,.,rv
51 1? i ' Brain Power. Sitrhilv
i RmiFsionK. Lot Mnnh.Mt.1
B . Jf". 7 V.rvo..vn,... .11 M-.. l 1
iV. 3 A owo power, in ?itoTj,
'Xc ' - youthful error.
x 4 S or eecMve u of tobacco,
PrToRt K nri rstN. or t-tmnilnmn. which soon
art to old air and insanity. M:KVK NF.K! '0
lake C hlcra. $1 per box. poatpitid, 6 tor
For sale in Rock 1 eland by Ilartz A Bahncn,
Third avenue and Twentieth street
TO THE PUBLIC.
There will be sales of BUGGIES and VEHICLES of all descrip.
Hons, HARNESS, HORSES, Etc., at PUBLIC AUCTION, every
SATURDAY of each week, commencing
Saturday, May 16th. 1891,
A lp.m. sharp, at Lorton Bros., HorssExchage, Davenport, la.
tAll articles presenter! for eale will be disp jf cd of on reasonable terms.
II. r. HAKRIsj and SAM WILLIM, Auctioneer.
Successor to Adamson & Ruick,
Rock Island, 111.
Shop Nineteenth St., bet. First and Second AveDue,
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
SSHBecond Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
INCORPORATED UNDER THE THE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open daily from 9 a. in. to 4 p n., and Saturday evenings from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Five per cent interest pa!d on Deposits. Monev loaned on Personal, Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security t .
B. P. RBTS0LD9. Pres. 9 C. DENKMANN, Vice-Prea. 3. M. BUFORD, Cashier.
P. L. Mitchell, S. P. Reynold, p. c. Denkmann. John Crnbangh. C. P. Lynde,
J. J. Keimers, L. Simon, E. W. Hnrst, J. M. BuFord.
Jacksoh A Hukst, Solicitors.
KWWiU beein btmtne July 8, J890, and will occupy banking room with Mitchell Lynda
nntil new bank ia completed.
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 Hardware ipeclaltiei ever 0ard la Rack
Island beside our regular rock of staple and builders Bardwua
and Mechanics' tools.
Pocket, Tables Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Steel Goods, Tinware, Stoves, Etc.
8PCLU.TLE3-Climax Cook, and Ranee. -Florida- and Wllber Hot WaUr Heatoa.
noiKU Steam Boilers. Pasteur Germ Proof Filter., Economy Fnrnacca, Tta
aa4 Sfcttt Iroa work, Plomtlng, Coppertmlthln. and Steam Fitting.
BAK3ER & HOUSMAN,
1823 Second avenne.'Rock Island.
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