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TH K AKGUS, MONDAY, FFlilil AKY 29, 1892,
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
a. n o
A Wild Day at the Capital of
the Hoosier State.
HOBS DEIY TEE CITY AUTHORITIES
Many Heads Ttroken and the Police
Konghly Handled Attempts to Ran
the Street tars Prove Futile A Heavy
Force or Special Policemen Called Out,
nd Notice Given That the Law Mn-.t
Prevail If It Is Necesoary to Call on
the State An Appeal to Chicago.
iNDlAXAroLIf, Feb. 09. Yesterday was
busy day for the authorities and for the
representatives of organized labor, and it
is generally believed that a decisive battle
will result from any attempt tostart street
cars. Last niht fully 1,000 representative
citizens of Indianapolis were ordered to re
port for duty at 10 o'clock this morning.
The men thns Mintmoned and expected to
act as special officers represent the busi
ness interests of the city and belong to the
Tery best class of citizens.
The Militia as a Demie liessort.
Mayor Sullivan addressed the advisory
committee of the Brotherhood of Street
Car Men, saying that the strikers were
arrayiiiK themselves against the law; that
if the city was beaten in the struggle the
state would be called upon and in the eni
the law must prevail. Eighty-five persons
are now under arrest, and it is deemed
best to decide these caes and punish the
offenders by sending them to the work
house. The labor organizations through
out the city are taking an unusual inter
est in the strike and are a unit in support
ing the strikers.
The Rioting on Saturday.
The rioting on Saturday was very fierce
and bloody. The mayor had insisted,
betore giving' police protection, that the
railway company must demonstrate that
it could run the business without the
strikers, or in other words that it had
enough new men. This the comjtany did
Saturday, and preparations were made for
a struggle, whi :h came off in dne time
Several of them, in fact. The mayor sent
police to several of the stables to prevent
strikers from interfering with the running
cfcars. He himself addressed the men,
telling them that he was their friend; that
lie had refrained from taking this step as
long as he justifiably could, and he hoped
they would not make trouble for them
selves and him by breaking the law.
The Speech Had No KftVct.
But he might as well have talked to the
Winds. The attempt to start the cars was
concentrated on horse cars. The first mob
demonstration was niadeaainst acar that
bad got to the Grand Ojera house unmo
lested. Here a desperate encounter oc
curred with the police, and when it reached
Washinston street.the main thoroughfare,
the mob had increased in numliers from
100 to l.OiKi. Sioxvly it maile its wity a few
squares farther, where at least ti.OOO people
bad gathered. Prominent among its mem
bers was a burly negro, who was foremost
in trying to stop the car. The officers laid
bold of him to place him under arrest.
With a maddening yell the crowd sprang
upon the oilicers, and the negro was
wrenched from their grasp
Charge Into the Hi.wlin" Mob.
Police Superintendent Colbert headed a
detail for his recapture. They waded into
the crowd, mowing right and left with
their clubs. Crush! and a big, heavy
board, wielded by one of the crowd, de
scended upon the superintendent's head.
Another crash, and Captain Dawson was
nearly felled to the ground by a brick,
Which struck him on the head, being
thrown from an np-stairs window. Such
actions as these precluded all possibility
of further leniency. Superintendent Col
bert pulled a revolver fronr" each pocket,
and pointed their muzzles into the faces
Of the surging mass of people. Slowly
the crowd parted, and the negro was re
captured. THREE POLICEMEN WOUNDED.
Bricks Fly Thickly With Telling Effect
A Plucky Woman.
Jo sooner was this accomplished than
the crowd made a rush for the man who
was attempting to drive the car. "Hang
the scab," "Over with the car," "Knock
out of him," and similar express-ions
filled the air. In an instant be was pulled
over the dashboard, while several men be
labored him over the head. The police
charged, and again the bricks began to fly.
One brick struck Captain Dawson in the
middle of the back, doubling him up with
pain, while a striker's fist landed beside
his nose. Another missile struck Patrol
man Settle beside the head, cutting his
helmet and clear through to the skin.
But Patrolman Smith fared the worst of
all. A big stone struck him just under
his helmet on the back of the head, ripping
open the scalp and hair and laying bare
After severe fighting the crowd was dis
persed and quieted. Smith was carried
way by an ambulance. Xot over five
minutes after the crowd had quieted down
some one yelled: "There goes oue on
Meridian street," and away went the
crowd. There were two cars there guarded
by a handful of police. It was of no use '
that the officers clubbed and pounded.
The men's heads seemed made of iron. In
a trice they had the mules unhitched,
and with yells they pushed the cars into the
gutter. A large crowd of men and boys
was standing on an improvised scaffolding
of boards. Into this the car was pushed,
and the structure came down with its load
of humanity, and the air was tilled with
cries of fear. Luckily no one was hurt be
yond a few bruises.
The driver's Wife With Him.
John Mcllugh was the driver of another
car. He is a poor man and needed work.
His plucky wife was on the car with him
to lend him encouragement by her presence.
When the car went back a gang boarded
It and gave McHugh a beating, a negro
atrikintr him n-if.h a sf.nnn fVinatalkln Put
ter ran to his rescue. There were no broth- f
nuuud nun in cue crowu wuom oe
to re!e se the man, so he (Porters) agtjyd
to take him home. To this the crowd con
sented, and McHugh and his wife were es
cortl tiway under Porter's protection. In
another part of the city two women board
ed a car, rushed to the driver, threw their
arms atouml his neck, and then gave him
a terrible lieatuig. An oilicer rescued him,
but the wo.uen got away.
NO HELP FROM CHICAGO.
A Committee of Strikers tio There to
Talk to the Ilirec tor.
Ciiii A ;o, Feb. "J9. Matters have come
to such (i serious point in the street railway
difik alt;- at Indianapolis that a committee
represon nig the labor organizations there
have air ved in Chicago for the purpose of
seeing the directors of the company, who
are ( I: ic igo capitalists. The memlx-rs of
the c.ini littee say the whole trouble lies
with President Krcnzi-1. who locks himself
up in his office and refuses to receive any
commit t.-e of citizens to talk on the mat
ter. The committee's object in turning to
Chicago 'vas to see if the directors wou'.l
not insist on Mr. Krenzel talking over the
matter with representative citizens, or
would net send one of th-ir number to see
the si tu a I ion.
V ill SiiHtnin Mr. Frenzel.
The directors refused to call a meeting
to discuss the subject and are determined
to sustain Mr. Frenzel. The committee
says the directors are annoyed because
they coal 1 not obtain certain privileges
from the c ty of Indianapolis which they
wished, aid apparently are utterly indif
ferent as to whether or not street cars run
in Indiana ;ioiis.
THE HENRY GEORGE SCHEME.
A Move to Actively Propagate the Single
XKW Yo;;k, Feb. -.29. The active agita
tion in regj rd to the questions of taxation
has resulted in the formation of a platform
on the subj -ct, which has been signed by a
number of influential men, as preparatory
to a wider circulation throughout the
country. No definite plans of orgauiza
tion for carrying out the purposes have yet
been decided upon, but it will doubtless
form the basis of an alliance among tho-e
opposed to t ne different forms of indirect
taxation, eil her through one of the exist
ing associat ons, or through a new one to
be formed. The platform is the Henry
George single tax idea and contains the
proposition that "l.ibor should always lie
able to find suitable employment, aud for
for this purpose only the use of land is ab
Name of Some of the Signers.
Amonff ti e signers are the following:
Louis Prang (art publisher), Boston: lion.
P. B. Wins on, mayor of Minneapolis;
Fred W. llin-eichs, president Young Men's
Democratic f iuh, Brooklyn; General Her
man I.ieb, Cl.icago; Thomas G. Shearman,
New York city; Kugeue V. Delis, secretary
Brotherhood Locomotive Firemen, Terre
Haute, lud.; William Lloyd Garrison, Bos
ton; A. .1. Moxham (dictator during
fllood), Johnstown, Pa.; Edward Os
good Brown of the firm of Perk &
Brown, Chicago: Henry Geortre; T. Wistar
Brown, wholesale dry goods merchant,
Philadelphia: Hev. J. O. S. Huntington
New York; Hon. Thomas L. Johnson, con
gressman fro ii Ohio; Poultney Bigelow,
New York; L. W. Koch, mayor of Adrian,
Mich.; J. T. Ripley, chairman western
classification committee, Chicago; A. B.
Farquahar, president Pennsylvania Agri
cultural works, York, Pa.; Louis F. Post
(editor of The Standard), Xew York city;
Hon. Mark B mgs, ex-United States dis
trict attorney, Chicago; Ileury A. Robin
son, commissi! ner of labor, Lansing, Mich.
Men Who Semi Qualified Indorsements
About twice as many signatures have
been received n are here given aud beside
the positive indorsements of the platform
interesting letters have been written to
Mr. E. J. Shrivr by whom the prelimi
nary work has jeen conducted) from such
men as Congressmen W. C. Breckinridge,
C. R. Breckinridge. William Baker aud
Michael D. Ha-ter; Bishop Huntington,
of Central New York: Rev. Dr. Rain.sford,
Lyman Gage -a id William M. Kins, all of
whom give a qualified acceptance to a
portion of the document.
LOSS OF THE FOREST QUEEN.
Itcraarkalile ICiperience of the Captain,
the Only Survivor.
HfLL, Eng., Feb. 2H. Captain Lawson,
master and sole survivor of the steamer
Forest Queen, v hich was run down off
Flamborough l ead Friday night by the
steamer Loughborough and instantly
sunk, landed her? yesterday afternoon. He
shows the effects of the terrible scene
through which h-j passed, being exhausted
and nervous. I. e says that when the
Forest Queen to struck the men tried to
launch the Itoatf-, but there was no time
for that, the vessel foundering three min
utes after the collision. Every man of her
crew of fifty-five except the captain was
lost and this is hew he escaped:
Went with the Ship to the liottom.
"I was overwhelmed by the waters which
rushed in upon ts and carried us down
with the vessel; f-he went down like lead;
I felt her strike the bottom with such vio
lence that she rebounded. I found myself
entangled in the r inning rigginit and una
ble to rise. By di sperate exertion I freed
myself. Taking o3 two coats I struck out
for the snrface, and being a powerful
swimmer I reached some wreckage. There
I hung and shouted for help. At the end
of half an hour I w as heard by the people
on board the Loud borough, and was taken
out of the water."
The steamer Loughborough was heavily
loaded with coal, a id when the crash came
cut right through t be quarter of the Forest
Queen like a knit a. The boat remained
around the scene of the disaster until
morning but saw n ithiugof any other sur
vivors of the sunken steamer.
fifteen Diiine4s Houses Burned
Hot Spkisw. S. D., Feb. 29. Fire in
the southern part of the city yesterday de
stroyed fifteen bus: ness houses, including
the Syndicate Ston building, one of tha
finest business bloc ks of the dace. Lus
(75.000; insurance & ),000.
A Talk in Which the Presidency
EE HAS NO ASPIRATIONS THAT WAY
But Confesses That Current Comment
Has Made Him a Possibility as a Presi
Idential Nominee, and Makes Some
Suggestions as to Illinois at the Na
tional Convention That May Be Taken
as You Like Illinois Claimed as a Dem
Spkixgfied, 111., Feb. SO. Senator John
M. Palmer, who is home from Washing
ton on a vacation, addressed a gatherii g
of his fellow-oitizens here Saturday and at
some length defined his attitude regard
ing the presidency. The occasion was a
meeting of the Democratic county com
mittee, and it called out a large number
of the best-known Democrats in Santra
mon county. The chairman of the meet
ing having spoken of Palmer as a candi
date for the presidency the senator said:
"I am gratified that any Democrat in the
s:ate should think that I would be ser
viceable to the country in that important
position. I have never aspired to the
presidency. I have earnestly desired the
confidence of the Democracy of the state
Within the Range of Possibilities.
"It is true that the newspapers and some
public men speak of me as a candidate for
the presidency, and I suppose I am not at
lilierty to overlook the fact that it is with
in the range of mere possibilities that the
nomination may reach me. I nive you my
word I am not seeking it. What the acci
dents of politics may determine in the fu
ture no man can foretell, but my interest
in politics.gentlemen, has no personal end.
1 am not seeking a place for myself. 1 am
seeking that which is to me of infinitely
more value." After referring to the result
of the last Illinois election, and saying
that Illinois was now a Democratic state,
he said that the Democracy had heretofore
been dependent on a few states for a presi
dential eandidate, with what success his
Things Are Changed Nuw.
He then said: "I have no complaint to
make myself of the patriotism of the Dem
ocratic leaders of Xew York. I have no
doubt that that has been heretofore the
Bounder policy. But I sav that if 1 am
reorrect in my opinion that Illinois is a
D emocratic state it is a new force that
brings hope to the country and this gnvit
northwest comes into the contest and with
force to crnlrol the Jtolitics i f the United
S;ates. Applause. I confess to you that
my own personal interest is as nothit g
compared with the interest of this great
party. I desire that the Democratic party
shall marry Illinois. Applause. I know
we can do that with any candidate tlat
the Democratic convention will nominate.
Mustn't Criticise New York.
"Xow, let us recollect that we are net
antagonizing anybody. We are not criti
rising any other state. The Democracy of
Xew York has held its convention. The
time of holding that convention has lvn
criticised. Lot us have no share in such
criticisms. It is to be criticised by the
Democracy of New York alone. We
hold ourjconventiotis when we please, ar.d
so let New York. New York Las
spoken its preference, and New York will
come to the next national convention an
organized and efficient body. They know
what they want, and they have the cour
age to isk for it. Applause. That is
politics. What ought Illinois to dof Illi
nois ought to go to the convention know
ing what she wants and having the cour
age to ask for it. Any other course invites
division and is weakness.
Illinois Should Be Harmonious.
"If we go to the next national conven
tion having no definite purpose in view,
simply willing to accept such favors as
they will give us weak, unorganized, h.iv.
inp no end Illinois will be, as it has been
for the lust thirty years, without force
as a factor in the Democratic pol
itics of the country. If you wait
until the convention meets before
making any conclusion you will go there
weak and will accomplish nothing. The
Democrats in the next national convention
from Illinois should have a harmonious
delegation." He closed with expressing a
wish to take off las hat to a Democratic
governor and Democratic president.
A Club for Printer's "Ievils."
Lovpox, Feb. 29. Mrs. Hogdson-Bur-nett,
the popular authoress, sails for
America next Wednesday. Saturday she
presided at the opening of the new prem
ises in Drury Lane for the "Printers
Devil's" club reading room, presented by
herself as a memorial to her deceased son.
A circular from Mrs. Burnett was dis
tributed among the seventy-five boys be
longing to the club, urging them to lead
good lives and make the best use of their
brains, hearts and hands.
Will Build a Wigwam.
CHICAGO, Feb. 29. Plans for the wig
wam to be erected for the accommodation
of the Democratic national convention
have been adopted. The structure, which
will be located on the lake front, north of
the exposition building, is to be 350 feet
long and 200 wide, furnishing accommoda
tions for 1S.000 persons. The delegates will
be in the center of the building or pit,
around which seuts for the alternates and
spectators will rise in terraces in every direction.
Will Not Itesert the Ueniocrnr v.
ATLASTA, Ga., Feb. 29. The majority
of the Georgia Alliance men will not de
sert the Democratic for the People's party.
This was demonstrated at a big Alliance
meeting held in Covington Saturday.
The sjieakers were Congressman L. F.
Livingston, president of the Georgia Alli
ance; N. A. Wilson, vice-president of the
Alliance; both of whom have just returned
from the St. Louis conference, and ex
State Senator Z. T. Zuchary, a prominent
Representative Springer 111
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29. Representative
Springer, who was attacked by the grip
Friday night, is still confined to his room.
He was much worse Saturday and his
physician was summoned. In the evening
his condition was slightly improved, but
it was announced that he .would not be
able to resume his duties in the house for
several days, even with the most rapid im
provement. Specie Exports from New York, i?.?
New Yukk, Feb, 29. The exports of
sptcie' from the port of New York last
week amounted to $3,259,026, of wh;ch
$.,8.12,420 was gold and $5,(W0 silver. .
A strike of 300,000 coal miners is immi
nent in tnglaud and ales. -
It is thought that 200 lives have been
lost by a storm at Oport, all fishermen.'
A Chicago thief stole a trunk from a
moving express wagon and got away.
A report that Chief Justice Fuller was
going to resign is authoritatively denied,
M. Lou bet has succeeded in forming a
cabinet for r ranee. De Freycinet is mln
lster of war.
A Joel M. Longenecker club has been
formed at Olney, 111., to boom Longe
necker for governor.
A floater was found at La Crosse, "Wis. ,
supposed to be Bob McNeil, of Kendal,
W is. There was $345 on the body.
Jeffery Kane, Thomas Carroll and
rank L. Doyle were buried under falling
earth and killed in the Anaconda mine at
Butte, Mont., and two others badly injur
ed in t lie same manner.
The rejoicing of Methodists over the con
version of 200 sinners at Shepherd, Mich.
was taken for a fire alarm, and tha depart
ment turned out and a wholesale drench'
ing was narrowly escaped by the congrega
The strike of lalorers at the World's
fair site is ended. The tuen wanted an in
crease of .- cents per hour but compro
mised on 2; i cents.aud agreed not to ask for
further increase during the entiro work on
Judge Dulose, of Memphis, has admit
ted Lillie Johnson to bail in $10,000, which
was immediately given and the young
woman released. The judge took occasion
to suy that he believed her guilty of impll
cation in the murder of Freda Ward.
There is a good deal of opposition de
veloped in England to a proposition to
erect a monument in estminister Abbey
to James Kussell IajwcII. Objectors say
that Sir John MacDonald could not have
a monument there and they don't see why
a lankee should have one.
Clarkson is Still for Blaine.
Df.s Moinks, Feb. 29. Iowa Republicans
some of them have not yet given up
the idea of booming Blaine for the presi.
dency, as will be seen from the following
editorial in Ret. Clarkson's paper, The
Register. It says: "The common senti
ment is overwheltning.in favor of and the
state delegation should be sent to Minne
apolis under instructions to cast Iowa's
vote solid for the great party leader, whose
matchless ability as secretary of state has
made the whole administration popular at
home and throughout the world. Blaine's
letter of withdrawal is not to be con
Proceedings In the House.
Washington, Feb. 29. The entire ses
sion of Saturday in the house was devoted
to the Indian appropriation bill. An
amendment to supply vacancies in tha
agencies by the apiniintment of army of
ficers was adopted in committee of the.
whole, and an amendment offered by Reed
to increase the item for schools to $300,000
Will Give Bland's Bill a Chance.
Washington. Feb. 29. Crisp, Catch
ings and McMillin, of the rules commit
tee, have decided to make Bland's free
coinage bill special order for March 21 or
23 with possibility of change in the date.
They will give the bill a chance, however.
Senator Quay Mach Better.
Philadelphia, Feb. 29.--Representa
tive Richard II. Quay, son of Senator
Quay, has reached this city from St.
Lucia, Fla., where his father is recuper
ating his health. He says the senator is
very much better and is now indulging iu
outdoor exercise. There was a time, he
says, when his condition was verv alarm
ing, but that is all over now. He says
his father will not attempt to come north
for at least ten days yet.
May t ost Half a Million.
New YoiiK, Feb. 2A Fire yesterday
broke out in the establishment of Patter
son & Co.'s marble works on Eleventh
avenue. It destroyed that building and
also the Braumuller company's upright
piano factory. Other property in the vi
sinity was also destroyed. The loss is esti
mated between $300,000 and $.Vl0,0u0.
What Father Ducey Says.
New York, Feb. 29. Father Ducey was
angry when told of Secretary Blaine's let
ter. He said that young Blaine told him
he was of legal age, und asks why the
secretary did not publish his (Father
Ducey "sj reply to his letter.
Consecrated a Bishop.
Returned Traveler How do yon do, my
little dear? Is your father still the rector
of this church t
Little Girl Oh. no. sir not now. He's'
been concent rated a bishop. Good News.
Takes iooo people to buy
Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy,
at 50 cents a bottle, to make
One failure to cure would
take the profit from 4000
Its makers profess to cure
" cold in the head," and even
chronic catarrh, and if they
fail they pay $500 for their
Not in newspaper words
but in Jiard cash! Think of
what confidence it takes to
put that in the papers and
Its makers believe in the
Remedy. Isn't it worth a
trial? Isn't any. trial prefer
able to catarrh?
After al.', the mild agencies
are the best Perhaps they
work more slowly, but they
work surely. Dr. Pierce's
Pleasant Pellets are an active
agency but quiet and mild.
They're sugar-coated, easy to
take, never shock nor derange
the system and half their pow
er is in the mild way in which
their work is done. Small
est, cheapest, easiest to take.
One a dose. Twenty-five cents
a viaL Of all druggists.
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of th
F'ieirjoB a.rd Oro-ai,
WEBER, STC YVES ANT, DECKER BROS., WHEELCCK
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
"iu nu aiFo 01 emau musical mercbandire. We have in onr en;; ".ry a rt..
' t :u Tuer
A ford with Toi
Have you tried
Our Great . .
Seamless Calf Shoe?
Thousands have done so. A
trial will convince you that for
Mi Fit, Comfort and DiraWi
It has no equal.
CARSE & CO,
1622 Second Ave.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner 8cventoenUi St. . . T),,, ', Tsl2Jld.
tnri Aprons : XVOCK.
rAXl kinds of carpenter work specialty. Pirns and estimates for a" k'.nis cr '-fci
furnished on application. -
fireat Clearing Sale . .
CLOAKS AND MILLINERY.
WE MUST HAVE ROOM
At once for extensive nltprntinns in our store.
gain it have decided to offer our ENTIKh
STOCK of Cloaks and Milliner' at
All goods marked in plain figures at f prices tint will
make a great saving to purchasers who buy now.
bee hive; t
114 West Second Street, Davenport.