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TBJ AUG US. WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1891.
Effect of the Action of the Fed
' f ; '. eration Council.
OO5DTTCT0ES DECLINE TO COME IS.
Wiy Dlwkpprwro of the Expulsion of
the Trainmen The Telegrapher' A p.
plication Rejected TJebs and Sweeney
To, Be Soed few Libel The Labor Fed
eration Calls a Bait In the Plate Print
., ore .'Case at Washington Trouble Orct
I heA m ajgjam atedrale jLabor Mote.
K TEP.itE : ffivn, TnX, July l-Echoes
from the meeting of the Railway Federa
Hon council Monday night show that the
expulsion of the Brotherhood of Trainmen
was accomplished with some display oi
feeling. It is said that the trainmen in
elude too many classes of railroad ern
ployes, and that of the niemlertiip of 17,
000 many are conductors. The conductors
consequently clas with the l.rakeinen
The order is said to lie divided, and at the
next meeting officers will be elected U
succeed Wilkinson and Sheehnn. Tin
Itenernl impression anions railroad men
here is that the matter of expulsion was
ruslieil through with too much rapidity
and without culm deli Herat ion.
"The trainmen consider themselves hon
ored at having lieen expt-lled," said one of
the oflii-iaK The oflkers of the trainmen
have gone to their homes and would nt
fomlnrfnr Kx press Disapproval.
At yesterday's session of the supreim
council the representatives of the Order ol
Railway t'oiflliicrors, which had made an
application for meintiership in the federa
tion, withdrew their application. Grand
Chief Conductor Clark pave the following
asthereHsous for the withdrawal of the
application: "The application was with
drawn becanne we do not wish to belong
to an organization which makes it own
laws and rules as it goes along and to suit
the emergency. The action of the coun'-il
yesterday In expelling t he Brotherhood ol
Railway Trainiueu decided us to with
draw. Each organization in the federa
tion is entitled to three votes on all ques
tions, hut liecause Mr. Sargent was in tut
chair yesterday the firemen were only al
lowed two votes
Violated Parliamentary Law.
"According to all parliamentary laws
the presiding officer may vote to decide n
tie, or he may cast a vote whenever his
vote will make a tie. and thus defeat a
measure. Vhenevera representative of a
labor organization allows personal feeling
to influence his vote or action, so s ou
does he fail in his duty to his fellow men,
and I lielieve that personal feHiu.: bus
controlled the action of the council ever
since the Chicago meeting
Rejected the Telegraphers.
The application of the Order of Iltiilwnt
Telegraphers was rejected by the council
owing to the complications existing t
tween the Order of Railwaj- Telegraphers
and Brotherhood of Telegraphers. They
will be advised that until stub time
they can harmonize, neither orgaiiizuti.'-n
will be Bilmitted to the federation. The
application of the Brotherhood of Hall
way Station Masters v.as also rejected.
One of the reasons for the rejection is ihe
small membership and the poor manner
of organization. The report of the com
mittee on the revision of the constitution
will le presented to the council today.
ESSAnother i'elerHtlfn 1'rnposed.
At noon Messrs. Thurston, of the Order
of Ruilway Telegraphers, and Willing
Mitchell, grand secretary and treasurer ot
the Brotherhood of Railway Station Men,
and other orticers of the same orders, met
at the Terre Haute hotel and formed an
alliance and took steps toward federation,
A meeting will be held in the near future,
at which arrangements will le perfected
for a second federation of railway em
ployes. Will Sue Lugene Ilehs.
CniCAOo, July 1. The action of the su
preme council of the I'nited Order of Rail
way Employes in expelling the Brother
hood of Trainmen for conspiring with the
North west ern Railway company to deprive
the switchmen of their pi. ices, will not put
an end to the trouble between the truin
men and the switchmen, r'rank Mi Xer
ney, the yardmnster of the Northwest
eru road, on whose account the trouble
occurred, s.iys he will sue Grand
Master Sweeney, of the s-witc Linens" Mu
tual Aid association: John Hall, editor of
The Switchmen's Journ.il. an.; I-iu.-ene
Delis, editor ot The Firi-iin-tr. Jom-md.
for calling I.. tn "t, the platform ami in
print "ii scab " He nys I,.- c-.n prove that
he never worked at a job e'-pt under the
orders of his in : liri IhmhI. lb-claims that
the expulsion of the trainmen will amount
THE FIGHT AGAINST MEREDITri"
Federation Representatives Create Au
nt tier C'oinpUt-atioit.
. Washington. July 1. Hugh Cavan
angh, of Cincinnati, and Johu Devlin, of
the executive hoard of the Knights of
bor, had a conference with Secretary Fos
ter yesterday about the reappointment of
seven plate printers recently removed by
Colonel Meredith, chief of the bureau of
engraving and printing. Arrangements
were progressing for a settlement of all
differences when a delegation represent
ing the Federation of Labor, a rival ordr,
called at the treasury department and
asked for a hearing before any agreement
was made with the knights.
Must Settle Their Own Trnnhies.
The federation representatives were ad
mitted, and at once objected strenuously
to any concession being made to the
knights which wonld put, their men
ahead of members of the federation al
ready on the "chance" list of the bureau
and waiting employment. This new com
plication of the case made any further
agreement impossible, and the secretary
was compelled to leave the question peud
ing until today or until the labor organ
izations can settle the inside fight among
tnemseives. i. v. i'owueriy, who ar
rived here yesterday, did not cull on Sec
Iron Manufacturers Reject It
Mum J- Men Are Idle.
'ITTsnt itt;, July 1. The conference ol
he Amalgamated association and iron
manufacturers was continued vesterd.-v.
(Four firms have signed the scale. They
are Brown ii Co., tf the Wayne Iron
works; the Anderson Iron company, oi
Indiana; the American Wire company, of
Cleveland, ard the W ijittal.; r' iron com
pany, at Wheeling. Tho Pittsbur.'c jirms
are still objecting to the nine-howr s-lause.
The scale has been refused by all ill; mill
opeoators In the Mahn1tig wlley. They
shut down indefinite) nigjbt.
Pittsburg, Pa., July 1. After a confer
ence which ended after midnight the Iron
manufacturers' committee of the vest ern
district signed the western iron scale oi
the Amalgamated association for the year
which began today.
Shut Down Rather Than Sign.
Bethlehem, Pa., July 1. The em
ployes et the Catasauqna Manufacturing
company, at Catasauqna, yesterday pre
sented the new Amalgamated scale for ap
proval and signature. President Will
iamS And the riinvtora Mfniuwl cirm dtiH
.... . WAUAW v "
notified the men that they wpnd hjjt
down the mill after midnight 1-t night.
v.. wmuiiucui nuu a .juk nuu
bitter fight is probable. Over 1,000 men
will be th. wn out of work. This mill
has been non-union for twenty-five years.
Another Strike In Illinois.
Dcqi-oix, Ills., July 1. The mass meet
ing held by the miners here last night re
sulted in a proposition to the mine opera
tors to dig coal for 40 cents per ton gross
weight. Operators say they can t pay it.
One hundred and twenty miners struck at
the Sun Coal and Coke company's mine
yesterday because the company has not
adopted the gross weight system. The
company's truck store was closed and of
fered for sale. Two other company stores
are going to run, law or no law.
t loaknmker' Strike Settled.
Cievkland. July 1. The strike of the
3TI cloakniakers of Landesnian, llirs-jh-lieim.r
ac Co., was settled vesterday by A.
W. Wright, of the general executive board
of the Knights of Labor, and the strikers
will resume work.
One Thousand Men Strike.
PotTsville,, ra., July 1. The 1,000
employes at the Pottsville Steel and Iron
company's works struck at mignight lie
cause William Atkins, president of tht
company, refused to sign the western scale
of wages. "
WAS A MUSCULAR ASSASSIN.
He Drives a Knife Through the Itreast
hone and Spine of His Vlrtim.
Nashville, Tenn., July 1. A shocking
tragedy was enacted in the quiet village of
Germantown, Tenn., Monday night, where
a negro boy named Pugh Trewitt was in
stantly killed. The killing occurred in
front of a negro church about half a mile
east of the town, and though there were
-i negroes in the church, aud as usual a
number congregated about the door, no
one was found who could identify the mur
derer. Pre wift's body was found with a
butcher knife nearly a foot long sticking
in his breast.
Took Two Men to Tull Tt Out.
Coroner Stuckland essayed to puil it out
but could not. A small Hue was fastened
to the k'.iife. but still it could not be with
draw n. and ir was not until a loop was
made iu the rope and a strong stick fast
ened to it with two men pulling at it that
the knife was finally extracted. The
knife had passed through the breast bone
and had lieen imbedded an inch deep in the
vertebra. There was no actual eyewitness
to the killing. Suspicion attaches to a ne
gro named Mose Johnson, with whom
Pugh had a dalkulty earlier in the day.
TRADEGY AT DES MOINES.
I rank Pierce Fatally SUoots E. H. Wish
art Mob Spirit Abroad.
Des Moines, July 1. Frank Pierce
fatally shot E. H. Wishart yesterday.
Wishart was hit by four bullets and a
crowd of ;i people gathered at the city
hall when Pierce was placed in jail. For
three years Tierce was the leader
of the Des Moines "searchers.''
He shot several x,ersons in this
city, and on three occasions mobs have
been organized to lynch Liin. Much ex
citement prevailed when he was arrested,
and cries of '-Bring a rope" and "Lynch
him" were heard on every hand. Forty
policemen were necessary to escort him to
the jail. All was quiet last night, but the
feeling is so strong against Pierce that
trouble may come auy moment.
Cause of the Murder.
Pierce is a scavenger, and claimed the
right to dump his loads on a certain piece
of ground. This had tteeu forbidden.
Wihart was legal guardian of the prop
erty, and tried to stop Pierce from unload
ing on the ground. A dispute arose, when
Pierce drew u revolver and tired. Wishart
tried to shoot, but his pis-oi tailed him,
when I'; rce tired three tiyies. He was ar
rested later by a policeman.
I'm le .lerry Is lerk ir the Weather.
Washington, July 1. From today on'
jour Uncle Jerry is in ch.--.rge of the
weather. By a law passed at last session
of congress it was provided that on July 1
the weather bureau should be transferred
from the war to the agricultural depart
ment. It is not expected that -old Hicm"
will smoothe Lis wrinkled front on that
account, and it is probable timt the
weather will continue to piay the mischief
with the farmers' crops and the summer
picnic, us usual.
Wants 1.1100.000 for Libel.
New York. July 1. The orticers of the
New York Life Insurance company have
decided to sue The Times for liliel on ac
count of articles that have lieen iut
lished in that newspaper in the last twocr
three weeks reflecting on the management
of the company's affairs. The company's
counsel, William B. Hornblower, has
been instructed to give notice to the edi
tor of The Times of the proposed action,
ami ita is Bah that the umount claimed
will be tl,000,000.
Death of a Wisconsin Kdurator.
Eau Clause, Wis., July 1. Professor
JI. C. How land died yesterday as a result
of an operation for strangulated hernia,
performed Saturday afternoon, when
eighteen inches of intestine were removed.
He had lieen i teacher and principal in the
Eau Claire public schools for twenty-six
years. He leaves a wife, son, and daugh
ter. His death was-a great shock.
It Was a Costly Hull.
Veusaillfs. Ky., July 1. The jury in
famous Bedford - Megibbeu bull suit
brought in a verdict late Monday night
giving Megibocn's heirs u,0tM) without in
terest. The case has lieen in the Kentucky
courts for t ;nty years and the litigation
has cost nearly S.J,IX)0. It arose over the
sale of a blot ded bull which did not prove
The Knglish Tln-l'late Industry.
London, July 1. The St. James Gazette
takes a gloomy view of the future of the
tin-plate industry in Engkml. The
Guzette says that the tin-pla'.c lockout is
the Itegiuniug of the decline of a great
British iud tstry, and that the skilled
workmen will seek and lind remunera
tive employment in America.
LEAD FOR REBELS.
An Incident of the Bloody War
TWELVE DESERTERS PUT TO DEATH.
An Attempt to Steal One of Balmaee
da's Torpedo Boats Meets Disanter and
Those Goilty areShown No Mercy A
Short Shrift and a Toiler of Bullets
Closes the Careers of the Prisoners
Alleged Torture Before the Prisoners
New YoBK, July 1. Nothing In all his
tory can surpass in horror the stories that
come from Chili of the inhuman outrages
practiced by Balmaceda's government on
those who tre found or even suspected to
be in sympathy with the insurrection now
in progress n that unhappy republic. A
correspondent writing from Santiago un
der date of Mar 30 says that that day,
which in the United States is dedicated to
remembran'-e of the dead who fell fighting
for the Union, scores of men were shot by
their countrymen in Chili.
One f the Special Features.
In the citj of Santiago the shooting of
the officers and sailors of the torpedo
launch G'.mKla was the special feature of
the wholesale execution. The men were
placed in on-- of the large rooms of the jail
last night, the correspondent says, and
those who d sired to confess did so. At
one side, on t table, was a silver crucifix,
between twi candles. The half-broken
sobs of the prisoners mingled with the
low tones of the priest, who. on his bended
knees, exhor:ed the condemned men. Kven
the stern, rough soldiers of Balmaceda
who were on guard could not repress tears.
All the niht the solemn ceremonies con
tinued. March, d Ont to Their Death.
It was sci. reel y daybreak when the
shrill notes of a bugle were heard. Soon
six companies of infantry were in line in
the prison y ml. Another officer quickly
ascended the steps leading to the capilla,
as the room is called, and handed the of
ficer on guard a document. It was the
sentence anc. order of execution, wLich
was read, ant then the funeral procession
was formed. As the prisoners stepped out
of the room each was put between two
grim soldiers. When all had been thi:s
placed the procession moved out of the
prison and wi,s met by two companies ot
mounted meu. formed in two l.ng lines,
between which the men on foot proceeded
to the place o:' execution.
Ihe l atal Volley Fired.
There was t ot a soul in the streets. Cn
arriving at the plaza the troops formed in
a hollow square, an A a section of sii.-irjs-shooters
took position opposite the con
demned mm. Not a mtisele of their fnces
moved; by no sign did they betray t'e
least emotion. Thiy did not seem to real
ize that thee men whom they wi re in tie
next minute t semi to their graves were
their brother. After the prisoners had
kissed the cra'-iSx their hands were tied
behind thei.i. and then the command.
"Prepare ain fire!" rang out. A close
volley, little p ;tTs of smoke, and ths exe
cution was accomplished. Abut a dozen
had been sent into eternity because they
espoused the ciuse of liberty astl eyi a
They V ere All Deserters.
This butch ry for that is what the
shooting is ti lled has not only -caused
indignation i mong the friends of the
dead, but also among Balmaceda's ardent
defenders. Tl.e dead sailors and officers
Were in charge of the steam torpedo laumh
Gualda. iu Vu paraisohay. tine night the
commander proposed to his crew to desert
and go over to the constitutional party.
All acquiesce I except one; and before
steaming out f the buy he was lauded.
He notified tie authorities at once, and
the Almirante Lynch was sent in pursuit.
At Papudoth Lynch caught up with the
launch, aud qi.ickly captured it.
Marved Before They Were shot.
The men were put iu irons a:id taken
back to Valp iraiso. whence they we.e
sent to Santiago. There they were
thrown into prison. One by .ne tliey
were tortured by the brutal keepers.
They were literally made to go without
food and water for two aud three days
at a time. The cells to which the
ujen were as- igned were recking wi;h
filth and vein in. On the day on which
they were brought out to meet th'-ir doom
they were so weak that they had to be as
sisted to walk or they would have fallen.
Their faces we-e haggard and a ilea "y
pallor overspr 1 1 their features, showing
what hunger a id siitl'ering had done.
SUPPRESSION CF SLAVERY.
An Afi-iran letter Iml-cn'cs Th.it tlifl
ltemeiiy Is orse Than the Disease.
LomiiiN", Jul.." 1. A letter just received
from Sierra Leone says that the vigilant
suppression of the slave trade along the
coast, and the consequent inability of the
warlike races to dispose of their captives
at a profit, has caused a revival in the most
terrible form or" the slaughter and blood
shed which formerly made every cbitJ town
of the interior it Golgotha. Coomassie, it
is said, has ngain witnessed the killing ot
as many as "o.l victims in one day, and the
death drum is heard in the streets even
more frequenM v than before the British
Ashantee expedition, when it was hoped
such scenes were put to an end forever.
Do Nut liven Spare the Babes.
The savage v"augarus recently made a
raid into Dai mba, completely devastat
ing the villages and carrying off over 2.0OC
captives. They were unable to get rid of
the prisoners s sluves, and held a scrifi
cial feast, which lasted for three days, in
which every captive perished, not even
children being spared. It is universally
admitted in the settlements that the ap
proaching extinction of the slave trade in
western Africa is making war far more
merciless than it used to be.
Lansis, kh., July 1. The house yes
terday passed the general election bill
modeled on thu Australian system, and
worked until midnight ou the general tax
bill. It has lreeu decided to finish all busi
ness, if possible, by Li o'clock tonight,
with final adjot rnment three days later.
The house has passed tho senatorial re
districting hill without amendment, and
it was signed bj the governor last night.
The Detroit cl arter bill, after hanging
lire for several laouths, was tonally killed
in the senate.
A Jealmn Murderer's Work.
Moiiile, Ji'ly !. From the backwoods
of Baldwin cout ty, Ala., comes the report
of a tragedy in which. Jesse Cartwright
killed his brother, Johi William Cart
wright, with bu .-kshot i:nd lU'terward cut
hisown wife's-turoat. Ik- w.'.'s jealous,"
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No. 1804 Second Avenue.
Houscl, Woodyatt & Co.;
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of tk-
-PieirOB encl Oro-ais.
WEBER, DECKED BROS., WHEEL0CK
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO. '3 PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
CVA fu'.l line also of tmaU Musical ni'rhanilife.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
All kinds of Cot Flowers cot-tatt'y on haul. -GreenEonwj-
, Flower Stnre-
One bloikcorth of Central Park, the larrcst in la. , a 14 Braiy ;-.reet. Davenport To-t-
Plat of ScMell Syndicate Lots
To be Sold at Auction on the
80 65 J 40
140 44 46
81 15 141
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M. SfHNELL'S ADDITION.
One-Fourth Down, Balance on Time to Suit Purchasers
We are opening-tae most complet Una of nardwara apoelaltloi eror
Island beside our regular s ock of ataple and buOdanf HaHwwa
and Mechanics' tool.
Pocket, Table Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Stesl Goods, Tinware, Stoves, Etc.
aTBCIAXTISS Clniaj Cooka and Eangea, -Flor-.tla- and Wllber Hot Waut Bmtmm
ftodda Susan Boilers, f aatesr Grm Proof Flltera, CO dob? Faraacea, Tta
mtk Cktet Iron work, riorovine. Coppersmithlns acd Steam Fitting .
f BAKER & HOTJSMAN,
823Second avenue, Rock Island.