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THE ABGUS. FBIDAY, JUKE 19, 1891.
Chicago Unions and the Yorld's
APPEAL TO PSESIDENT HABBISON.
B la Akkrtl to Grant the Three !
nnan.l Made of the ( h Irate o Directory
Thp Itm-mmnt To lie Sent to the stat
fiorrrnan .oin jm m ami Towtlerly
Ankml to ( Mow Abont That Labor
Congreiw A Warniug to Outitiilp W ork
"en to Stay Away.
Chicago, June IS. The World 'h fait
Joint labor committee met last night, and
promulKHtetl neveral documents of inter
est to the tailoring pminle of this country
s well as great Britain and continental
Europe. A full report of all the work
vainly undertaken by the committee will
be printed, and the action of the Ke"era'
assembly in incorporating provisions for
the establishment of a minimum scale of
wages and t ight hours work per day in
the state appropriation bill will lie used
to back the demands of organized lataic in
World's fair work henceforth. The fol
lowing letter was prepared and sent to the
)at-ident of the United States.
The Apiial to the I'renldrnt.
"Your petitioners, the committee repre
enting t he organized labor forces of Chi
cago, rvsjiectfully ask that in the erection
f buildings and other work to be done by
the United States government upon the
World's Columbian exposition of JSH3,
either by contract or otherwise, the cost of
which is borne by the national government,
the following conditions relating to the
employment of labor Ivestablishcd: 1 An
eight-hour work day; 2 all labor disputes
to lie adjusted by arbitration; 3 the pay
ment of the minimum scale of wages es
tablished i-s customary in the various
trades and occupations in Chicago.'
Will lie ent to Oovernora.
In support of this petition we respect
fully present the accompanying reports of
conferences held lietwccn your petitioners
and the World's fair directory, in which
our request is explained and advocated at
length. We especially direct your atten
tion to the favorable action of the city
council of Chicage and the action of the
legislature of the state of Illinois. Hop
ing that j on will kindly excuse any in
formality in the form of presentation of
this iN't::iii, and that you will favor us
with a ri ply, we remain, yours respect
fully. The Whole Committer."
Similar letters will lie sent to the gov
ernors of all states which have or intend
to have exhibits at the World's fair.
loiter to labor Leaders.
The following Utter was prepared and a
copy sent to Grand Master Workman
Powderly. of the Knights of I.ibor, and
President Samuel Gompers, of the Ameri
can Kedcra! ion of Lalmr: "We note in the
local papers that Walter Thomas Mills,
chairman f the world's congress auxiliary
on labor congresses, has writren you solicit
ing your co-operation in the work as
feigned to him by the Worlds fair
directory that is the organization of a
great labor congress under the auspices
of the World's fair management as
one of the attractive features of the
World's fair. We respectfully ask you to
defer your reply to Mr. Mills for a few
d-iys until we can place in your hands a
t ill report up to date of our unsuccessful
efforts to induce the orld's fair rxi.inage-
nient to so act as not to inflict injury upon
our local h.bor organizations and the la
bor moverr.i 'it at large. We feel sure that
after you bar e carefully perused the offi
cial state?: rr ts of the World's fair mn
ngers in rela.ion to lanj- you will better
nuiu-rmau-.i i ne onjeci underlying tneir re
quest for your assistance."
Workmen Warned to Stay Away.
The long looked-for letter to the work
ing people of the world was then presented
to the committee, approved, and prepared
for mailing to all tabor organizations in
this count ty and Europe. It reads as fol
lows: "Von are hereby warned to place no
confidence whatever in statements con
veyed to you either through advertise
ments or otherwise -which set forth that
large numi-crs of" workingmen Tan find
work and high wages on the World's fair
buildings .n Chicago. We notify you that
all such statements are false. We assure
you that the Worlds fair enterprise can
offer you no special encouragement that
would compensate you for leaving your
homes or present employment.
'l oo Many Coming Now,
"The work will he of short duration. A'l
the buildings are to lie finished within the
npxt eight em mont hs, and wages are very
likely to : rather, than rise during the
progress of this work because of the thou
sands of workmen who even now are fool
ishly coming to this city expecting work
on the World's fair. This warning is jus
lied by the dreadful suffering of the vast
army of unemployed workingmen that
were deluded by false statements of plenty
of employment and high wages during
the erection of the Centennial exposition
"So Fnnds to Help the Destitute.
"The fear that the deplorable experience
will be repeated in Chicago prompts the
issue of this warning, and a working man
without work and without money will
tarve to death in Chicago as quickly ia
elsewhere. Our private and public chari
ties ore now unable to relieve the desti
tute who are resident here. Hence ethers
coming here without means of self-support
may expect no .help."
The above document , will be presented
to the mayor of the city and the World's
fair directory for indorsement, -When that
is obtained the circular will be sent out.
THE SWITCHMEN AND TRAINMEN.
The Former Moat Stay In the t'nited Or
dei Charges Preferred.
CHICAGO, June IS. The supreme council
of the United Order of Railway Employes
at its meeting yesterday refused by an al
most unanimous vote to accept the resig
nation of the Switchmen's Benevolent as
sociation. Representatives of the Switch
men's association then preferred charges
of conspiracy against the Brotherhood of
Trainmen 'in consequence of the act ion of
that body in connection with the recent
Northwestern strike. A. committee was
appointed to take the testimony of the
complainants and their witnesses.
Applied for Admission.
Applications for membership by the Or
der of Railway Conductors and the Broth
erhood of Stationmen were reserved for
discussion. The meeting adjourned to re
convene in Terra Haute, lnfl., within a
few days, when the annual election of of
ficers will take place and the. report of the
committee on the complaints against the
trainmen will be received.
GEN. SCHOFIELD MARRIED.
The Old Warrior Capture a Mat rim octal
Prime in Iowa.
Keokuk, la., June 18. The social event
of the year took place here to-day at nc on
when Gen. John M. Schofleld, commander-in-chief
of the United States army, led to
the altar at St. John's Episcopal church
M iss Georgia Kilbourne, of this city. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. R. C
Mcllwain, rector of St. John's church. A.
W. Kilbourne, of Cleveland; David Hue 11,
of Chicago, brother and cousin of t!ie
bride; Calvin and William Fyffe, of Chi
cago; Howard Elliott, of St. Eouis, and J.
H. Sturges, of this city, were the usheis.
Gen. Schofield and the accompany ii g
memliers of his staff were in uniform, ai d
this was the extent of the military features
of t he ceremony.
Wedding and Public Receptions.
Immediately after the wedding, from
12:.'!0 to :2:30 o'clock, the invited gues s
were received at the residence of tl e
bridge's mother, Mrs. George E. Kil
bourne, i5 High street. From 3 to 4
o'clock Gen. Schotield holds a public recep
tion at the Hotel Keokuk, in accordance
with a plan undertaken by Torrence past,
Xc 2, G. A. R., and oitizens. At 5 o'clock
Gen. Schofield and his bride leave on their
wedding tour, going direct to San Fran
cisco. They will be accompanied by Lieuts.
Andrews and Bli.ss.of the general's staff.
After the Wedding Toar.
While west the general will pay this offi
cial visit of inspection to several military
stations. After the wedding tour, Mrs.
Schofield will probably return to Keokuk
for a short visit at the home of her mother
before going to the home in Washing
ton City over which she will preside.
Gen. Schofield and party arrived m Keo
kuk this morning iu a secial car from
Chicago. Among those present at the
wedding were a large numlier of guests
from New York, Chicago and other places.
The Michigan Lawmakers.
Lansing, Mich., June lt.-. bill which
recently passed the house fixed the specific
tax to be paid by the railroads at 2i per
cent, of the gross earnings when such earn
ings do not exceed Jtt.Ooo px mile, and 4
percent, when they are in excess of that
sum. This rate would bring in over SH),
OCO increased tax annually. Yesterday
the senate ameuded the bill, making the
tax 2 per cent, where the earnings are
not over $!.(., 21,; per cent, when
not over 4,m, 3 per cent, when not
over $fi,(Mi 3ta' per cent, when not over
IS.OUl, and 4 per rent, when above that
sura. This cuts down by flT.l.uio the in
creased taxat ion. Governor Winans hat
vetied the uniform text-lxmk bill. The
bill limit ing fishing in all inland lakes to
hooit and line passed both houses.
llroppril Her Katie Ont of a Window.
New Yokk. June IS. Several young
men gathered in the yard of K) Ludlow
street at a late hour last night were star
tled by a scautily-dressed laliy falling on
the pavement among them. One of them
carried the child to the Madison Street po
lice station, where it died. While the sur
geon was attending the child a woman
rushed into t he room, and after raxting a
glance at the child fell to the floor in
hysterical grief. After she had been quiet
ed she found that the Wby was not hers.
The tlead baby's mother proved to be
Pauline Kodenberg, who said t hat she bad
fallen asleep near an open window with
the child in her arms. The child had
fallen three stories.
Burned by a Gas Ul plosion.
Yonkeils X. Y., June IS. While four
laborers were at work excavating the
street in front of the police station, one of
thern, Thomas Meany, who was drunk,
dropped a large stone on the gas main,
breaking the pipe. The leaking gas ex
ploded, having caught fire from the lamp
which was used to enable the men to see
to work. Two of the men Michael Quin
tan and Jere Malone were severely
burned, and Meany and Daniel Cunning
ham were blown ten feet away. Quinlau
and Malone were taken to the hospital.
Meany was arrested and fined $10 for 1
Political View or (Borgia Kditont.
Atlanta. Ga., June IS The Evening
Journal has made a poll t.f the members of
the Georgia Press association, now in ses
sion here, as to their choice for Democrat
ic nominee for president.aud their opinion
as to what should tie the lending issue in
the next campaign. The results are as
follows: Of eighteen editors interviewed
eleven were for Cleveland, two for Hill,
and five non-committal. Nine favored
tariff reform as the issue; two preferred
free silver, and seven regarded them of
A Postal Curioaity.'
A curiously addressed letter passed lately
through the postolSce of Madrid, which
was deciphered and correctly delivered
notwithstanding all difficulties. The ad
dress was a perfect rebus. At the left
hand side was the figure of a lady. It was
clear, therefore, to whicH sex The recipient
should belong. Over the lady's head the
sun was rising. Hence her name was in
ferred to be Aurora. For her surname
stood a hill, with a castle at Us foot, which
gives us "Montes y Castillo." Next come
the town, for which the plan of a city wat
drawn, on which the name Alahambrawa
legible. This indicated Granada, but in
order to leave no doubt possible a pome
granate was drawn beside the plan.
To complete the address a number wat
indicated in one of the streets of the city
plan. The postal authorities took three
days to study this curiosity, and then tri
umphantly delivered, the letter to "Seno
rita Aurora Montes y Castillo, Azacayas
No. 20, Granada," and so far from censur
ing the sender they had the envelope pho
tographed and a copy printed in the Mad
rid papers as a proof of the intelligence of
the department. Manchester Times.
Publisher' Payment to Lord Byron.
Mr. John Murray, Jr., speaking at a
meeting of the Booksellers' Provident In
stitution, alluded to the high prices made
by the founder of his bouse to Byron. In
1816 Byron was paid for "The Siege oi
Corinth" 525, and he received an equal
amount of money for "The Prisoner of
Chilian;" but these sums, though surpris
ingly liberal, all things considered, were
but a trifle compared with the rate at
which he was paid a couple of years tatet
for "Childe Harold." For the third canto
of that work he was handed by his pub
lisher 1,575, and for the fourth canto he
received 2,100. Afterward he found him
self in receipt of 3,050 for five cantos oi
"Don Juan." -London Tit-Bits.
A Wise Old Lady.
... Benevolent Old. Lady I wish, to leave all
my property to charity.
Lawyer Your relatives might break tht
will. Why not give the property to charv
ty at oncer
Old Lady They'd put me in a lunatic
asylum. New York Weekly.
IS HE SHAMMING?
Most . Startling Effect of One
Glass of Beer. ,
THE DRINKER MADE A DEAF MUTE.
Some Incredulity Regarding the Story
Told by a Young Man Who Turned Cp,
After a Few Hays' Absence, Short
About S3 SO A Tale of Robbery Ap
parently Confirmed, but Nothing to Ex
plain the Sudden Affliction A Cue
That Pusxles the loc tr.
New York, June 18. David Molloy, the
13 year-old son of William Molloy, David
Dudley Field's private secretary and con
fidential clerk, lives with his parents at
Fort Hamilton. He comes to tow u every
day and has a desk with his father at 1
B.ioadway. Lately the entire business of
collecting rents has been left in young
Molloy 's hands. On Monday morning at
9 o'clock he left his father's office to col
lect some money up-town. He was to get
back at 2 o'olock, but when that hour ar
rived he had not appeared. All that night
be was away, and on Tuesday morning he
failed to return.
Turns l'p Deaf and Ilumb.
Karly yesterday morning a good-looking
and well-dressed young man, with his
eyes blackened and his face badly bruised,
staggered up to Policeman Devlin tin Pell
street and motioned to the officer that he
was deaf and dumb, and wanted to make
a communication. Devlin gave the
stranger a piece of paper and a pencil, and
the young man wrote: "I have been
robbed and lieaten, ami my money is all
gone. What shall I do?" He acted so
uuecrly that Devlin decided that he was
insane, and took him to the station house.
A Strange story Narrated.
He wrote that at S o'clock on Monday be
started up town on the west side of the
city to collect some rents. He took in a
good deal of money, and about 2:30 o'clock
iu the afternoon started down from Har
lem to pay the interest on a mortgage held
by a man named Ix-aycraft, at Forty
fourth street and Fourth avenue. He
transacted his busines with Mr. Ijeay.-raft,
and about 3:M0 o'clock lioarded a South
Ferry train at Forty-second street to re
turn to his father's office. At Chatham
square. Molloy says, he got off the train to
take a city ball train.
Remarkable K fleet of a Drink.
At the station he was-seized with a sud
den thirst, to satisfy which he went down
t he steps and got a glass of beer in a
Chatham square saloon. At that time, he
says, he was in full possession of his fac
ulties. The young man rememliers get
tingthe liecr.but everything else is a blank
until he liecnmc conscious in a Pell street
hallway. He regained his senses only to
fiud four young men rifling his pockets,
and his bag. containing f !4H in cash and a
check for JlOs, in the possession of one of
A Young Cilrl Arreoted.
A young girl was also present. Young
Molloy was sure that this was on Monday
night. He is unable to account for him
self for the rcst of the night and for all
day Tuesday and all Tuesday night. The
case was given to Detectives Price and
Schirmer to work up. They arrested a
girl named Maggie Williams, who lives on
1'Vll street with a Chinaman. They took
her to the station, where Molloy recog
nized her as the girl who was present
when he was robbed. The girl was defi
ant at first, but finally broke down and
confessed that she knew all about the af
fair. The Robber In Custody.
She said that Patrick Morrell, of 8 Hague
i-treet; Patrick O'Toole, of 3 Doyer street,
-nd two other young men had committed
the robbery. Dinecn and Leonard, who
l.ad been arrested the night before as sus
I icious persons, were brought liefore the
,irl and recognized by her as the associates
cf Morrell and O'Toole. The two latter
v -ere captured without difficulty. Physi
cians yesterday examined the young man,
but they were unable to trap him if he is
A Possible Explanation.
One of them said: "I asked him if any
ipernatural power hod influenced him to
k -ep quiet, and he wrote, ''No.' He said
h s head was weak and dizzy, and that
w ts all. The only . thing to do iu the ca.se
is to put the young man under' observa
tijii. If he isacting he will soon give
himself away. The rumors that the heat
or the beating he received have had some
thing to do with his conditian are not
tr ie. All the.bealing in the world could
n t depriveThim of those faculties, and the
heat certainly could not. Insanity is the
ODly explanation." Mr. Molloy is dis
tricted over his son's misfortune. He be
lieves that the boy has really lost his
poer of speech and hearing.
Ten Wheel LeeonMU?u..
Locomotives with a single pair of driv
ing wheels had tbeir day on oar railroads,
and when business ineranaad the foui
Wtteel connected engine look, possession of
thn DeJd. This type of locomotive held itf
cmn so king that it-became known as the
"American locomotive." , .
Tbat kind of engine did admirable serv
ioc but the indications are that its days as
th motive power for fast passenger trains
are nearly over. Running two trains
where one will suf&ce is not good railroad
ing, and trains are becoming so heavy that
two pairs of drivers and a four wheel truck
will not carry the weight of the boilere
ami cylinders neoessary to provide the re
The mogul and the ten wheel locomotive
are slowly taking the place they will
eventually monopolize. To talk of em
ploying single driver locomotives at this
day is trifling with a serious subject. iia
tiotal Car Builder.
When a Boy la Afraid.
When you hear a boy whistling hie way
thrcugh the dark you know that boy is
afraid and is whistling to keep up hie
Dine k. When a boy, sent to bed without a
light, keeps calling out in easy conversa
tional tones to the grown np people In the
next room yon are not deceived as to his
audden desire to cultivate the society of his
elders. He is trying to keep himself from
breaking out in a sudden panic of faer.
Neiti ler does it arouse your deepest admira
tion for his heroism when yon see that
same boy stand on the railroad track ae
long as he dares while the engine oomes
whirling close upon him. He is only get
ting off a little boyfsh bravado, and he will
get o it of the way before there Is any harm
done. New York Evening Snn.
Fveaanee f Mind.
Mi Plumpkagh bfcaklag) Oh, Mr.
Iktd dn, i I really thank Pee awalJtowed
a dretdful fly! Whatsbafl ifiof,.
Due ekin Deah girl, better swaUabsome
fly pa Jan. PittBburg Bulletin. ,
Da. RcaPHRKTV Sracmca are scientifically and
earefuUy prepared prencrlpOonn ; used for many
years in private practice with succem jiud for over
thirty yean used by the people. Every single Spe
cific la a special care for the difeoxe named.
These Specifics cure without drugging, purg
ing or reducing the system, and are In fact and
dtd the sovereign rcmediesef the World.
Ust of rnnciru. xoa. cr res. prices.
1 revera, t-ingmnon. lunammatlon... .-.ij
worms, w.irm rover, worm Oiiic.
Crying Colic,arTeethiEgof Infants
lliarrhea. of Chilrirt'ti or auiiUm
H Dvaeaterv GrlDlnir. BUio'M CtAia
Cholera nlorbua, vomiting
f Caught, Cold, bronchitis
N Nenralirla. Toothache. Fnceache
ileadach cs, sick Headache, Vertigo .-i j
iu iiynitmis. tmintig ainmsrn
It Kupbresaed or Painful Periods.
, Difficult Breathing
Erysipelas, Eruptions, .-.j.)
i. Rheumatic l.unfc .'.2.1
1 Fever and A sac. Chills, Malaria .Ml
17 Piles. Blind or lileealne
19 f'nlarrb, lnflutnM. CYM in the Head
'20 W hooping Cough, Violent Coughs.
21 General Dehi In v. I'hyuicai Weakness
7 money uiaeaoe
S Nervous Ilebility 1.00
O I rlmrt V ea L -. Wettlnir Bed. ..0
li Disease of lhellcart,I'aljlU:tKinl.OO
Sold by DrogtrlfiTs, or sent postpaid en receipt
of price. Dr. H ckph rets Manual. (144 page)
richly bound In cloth and gold, mailed free.
HTJM PURE YS' MEDICIKE 00,
Cor. William and John Streets, Hew York.
$100 And Upwards
CAN B INTKTED IS
A POSITIVE AND SAFE
I 5 per Cent
Dividend Paying Stock.
Full particulars and
Prospectus can be bad
on application or addressing
S- L. SIMPSON. Banker,
64 Broadway, N. Y.
AGENTS OF EVERY KIND
Insurance, Fraternal Order, book or otherwise.
Members pel $1U0 in one year. They pay but $1
a week. AEybody enmske at the lowest $137
each week easily. Everybody wants a certificate,
because for each member they bring in they get
their (100 a month earlier. Thia is a good thine
and dont mistake it. Address
J. L. UNVERZAGT. Secretary,
, l.West Lexington at , Baltimore, Md.
Wyominir lot. It's the eomlnfr citv of Wyom
lair. Has waterworks, electric lights, flouring'
mills. Located in the garden of Wyoming
Produced the prize potato crop of the United
States in 1890. cr maps and further infor.
raation apply to
MANN & THOM. Buffalo, Wyo.
-NEW MUSIC HOUSE
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
Housel, Woodyatt & Co.,
s P s
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This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of the
Fieirjos eirjd Organs,
WEBER, DECKER BROS., WHEEL0CK,
ESTEY, AND OIMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And. the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
KSTA full line also of small Musical merchandise.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
All kinds of Cut Flowers constantly on band.
Green Bouses Flower Store
One biock north of Central Park, the largest in la. 30i Biady Street. Davenport, Iowa .
A NEW DEPARTURE!
EVERT ONE A LOT AT HIS OWN PRICE.
,i Ix?rder to cerate the Fourth of July in a fitting manner, the Schnell Syndicate
will sell at public sale all of out lot9 Twenty-five and Twenty-six in the city of Rock
. Island, being about SO town lots situated on and south of Ninth avenue between
Twenty and Twenty fourth streets. This comprises some of the best residence por
tion of the city, and will be sold at auction on the Fourth of July, and the following
Monday in parcels or lots to suit purchasers. Terms one-fourth cash, balance on
time to suit purchaser at seven per cent. This gives a grand opportunity to our citi
zens to acquire homes at their own price and on their own terms. The syndicate have
commenced a sewer to extend from Twenty-fourth to Twentieth street and expect to
have it completed before the Fourth of July. The sewer is to carry off flood waters
commg down Ninth avenue and Twenty-fourth street, and will make the property as
dry as any in the city.
Sale to commence at 10 o'clock a. m. on the Fourth day of July and con
tinue till all are sold. A cash deposit of $25 will be required o f all purchasers at sale.
HARRIS & WILLIS, Auctioneers.
i We art opening tn moat complete Mae of Hamwara spatial tics am
' Island betid, oar rervlar a'ock of staple and bnlMeia Hard'
and Mechanics' tools.
Poeket, Table as Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Stem. Goods, Tiuwarx, Stovis, Eto.
ra01iXTla-aiMu0ooa. tad Ra&aea, "Florida- and WllM- Bet Wats - Win
rxiaaBtaMBoDraraa1cwOMrroof Pntotm, Beo&oaay r
a) Basat boa work. PTumbinr. Conixramlthiav and 1
work, rhrahing, Copporamlthlg anal Etaami 1
BAKER & HOXTSMAN,
1823 Second avenceRock Island.