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Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Monday. July 11. 1?92.
GOV. PATTIS0N ACTS.
(Continued from First page )
oi trie company aim umu.-s toe pnevwoM
Contained in the scale submittal by them.
It tiie eonnranceS airt-any nnvnfg Deea
held failed to liring ftbottt a settlement, it
cannot be Mid that this was the fault' of
The Matter of the Minimum.
The -eale under which the men at the
Homestead were working was arranged in
July of lr The rat.- of wages was
fixed according to the selling price of 4x4
Besisenier ,tel billets, the wanes advanc
ing and tier-lining with the selling price of
that article. It was provided that the
minimum should be $AY Complaint is
made that no minimum should have been
insisted upon. It is the experience of the
iron and st.el workers that some preven
tion is necessary to protect themselves
from being reduced to an extremely low
rat,-,.f paj bj i he acceptance by manu
facturers of sales below current rates. A
the rkinguien do" not sell the prMtu t,
there uiusi tie a point where reluction in
wages by reason of low figured sales shal 1
How Non-lnlon Mill are Ran.
"It is alleged that labor organizations
re injnrous alike to the toilers and those
by whom they are employed, in ubtanti
tion of which it is cited by the firm
that there 1s no organization Amongst
their employer at the Braddock nor the
Dnritene steel works; that th nun there
are satisfied; that .they get good wages,
and that no strike has occurred at those
works siuoe the institution of that man
agement. It may be said that the satis
faction of Which Mr. Frick speaks as ex
ist, iil- at the above works is forced rather
than voluntary, as may 1 proven by the
mar.yeffortsofiheiueninthe.se mills to
organize themselves in secrecy. Know
ledge of such intentions coming to the ears
of the QODtpaaqr would lie ami was followed
Claim for the I nlon Scale.
"Tho wayes enjoyed by the men at Brad
dock and Dtiqneane are the direct result of
the rate of compensation sustained by the
rgfttfised iron aud steel workers. While
they are not organized in these mills, tb
rate of pay for the class of work done by
them, fixed by their organized fellow-tradc-mcn,
:etermines the pay that can
command i heir services. It is the custom
of the employers of non-union men in the
iron and steel trade to pay the rates pro
vided by the AinalL'.uuatc-d scale in order
to secure the Services of men of that trade;
U is found, however, to he invariably the
ease t li.it while tiiese employer! pay the
rates provided by the Amalgamated asso
ciation the men are required to accept con
ditions which are tantamount to a reduced
rate, although not appearing on the face.
In, proved Machinery dunlin I ml.
"We have r, asm to l-iieve that the non
union plants of Braddock and Daqoeaue
can be proved to be no exception to this
rule. The introduction of improved ma
chinery, to which reference is made by the
company, has displaced men that were
necessary before the introduction of such
machinery, and in this maimer repays the
Beat of he investment.. The output of a
mill is always eooaideted v. lien arranging
scales, aim if increase oi out; -nt without
increaseof labor to the workmen is brought
Alaul b in ; ocemeuts there is every op
portunity oft red by the workmen to arrive
through conference at an rq tillable rare;
but when the employer refuses to engage
in discussion with the employe on the
matter all hope of a just settlement is lost.
T hose Tfcees PittfwetUoaa Agate.
An attempt is made to lead the public
into the belief that the number of men
aiscteu b the reductiou are few. Here
again it liecomes liu usee 1 1 to impress
upon tin pubta mind the fact that there
arc three distinct, pt jpositions contained
in the dispute, namely: A reduction in
the minimum, another reduction on the
proMirtionate rate of pay (thus making a
double redUCtiou), and that the scale
terminate I(ec. Ill, lstlo, instead of June
30, ItJM. It must le understood that
while all tiiese proposition do not nff-ct
the whole of the Homestead work men, few
of the !S,h i employes of that place escape
without hdufj affected by one or more of
BaaClteDCJ of the Homestead f'litnt.
"What does not affect the one does affect
the ot her, and it might Tie said that in
stead of the company' proposul altering
the condition of 3d the change is general,
and the Whole are involved. It is stated
by the company with much force that it is
not their desire to reduce their workmen
betas other-. The cost of production to
the Carnegie comuuny at Homestead is
decidedly in fnvor ot the company as com
pared with oiher mills of that character.
It can be shown that the' cannot es
tablish a complaint in that direction.
An Intricate Piece of bosisNSes,
uIn arranging scales of wages to govern
iron and steel workers there are innumer
able things which must receive attention
if justice is to prevail. The intricacies
referred to are such as to render liable er
roneous views to be drawn by those not
familiar with that trade from their discus
sion in the public press. There can be no
legitimate r-ason why the Carnegie com
pany should deny to their Homestead
workmeu n coaference, where the things
of which they complain could be analyzed,
and if found unjust made right. The men
make no fairer proposition than this for
the simple reason that none fairer is pos
sible. An 1 ii -lance of Inconsistency.
"If argument and honest reasoning were
substituted for the reserve and coldness of
manner, as seen in the company's present
attitude, there can lie reason to expect an
end would come to this deplorable state of
affairs. Does it not seem strange that the
Carnegie company looks wit h distrust upon
the organization of its homestead employes,
while at several of its large mills it has for
several years encouraged the organization
of the men, and at this moment are getting
along satisfactorily together?
The llattle of Wednesday.
"Surely it will not be charged that the
men of Homestead are less intelligent or
leas entitled t,o t hose rights which are the
principles ot organ ZiTTi ianor, ana wnrcn
are inseparable fn m their citizenship.
There are. none who regret the lamentalde
occurrences , f the 1; st few days more than
those whom the Car legie campauy charge
with having lieen instrumental in bring
ing them about. We are willing to allow
the public to judgi , after the evidence is
all in, whether thest charges are true. We
feel that thy erron 'ous statement s given
out i t it ire to ci r conduct will be re
moved by impartial investigation."
I;. -solution- Adopted at Chicago.
Chicago, July l:. At a meeting of
workmen yesterda; composed mainly of
socialists and ana-chists the following
resolution was pass -d and telegraphed to
the strikers at Home-tead: "That this mass
meeting composed of citizens of foreign
aud native birth express alike our utter
detestation of the i lvasion and murder of
our fellows at Horn stead and our admira
tion of their herois n in repelling the in
vaders. We hope they will continue to
hold the fort until i hev own it."
The Klecei. us in Britain.
LoM. ik, July 1L--The number of mem
bers of Parliament -lected up to Saturday
night was Uo, of horn are support
ers of Ijord Saliab iry aud loS followers
of Gladstone, count ng all Irish National
ists as such This .rives the Tories a ma
jority so far, but po iticians figure only on
the gains or losses u either side. From
the beginning of tl e elections Gladstoue
has made a net ga a of thirty-one mem
bers. To fie the Tories he wauts three
THE FIGHT FO THE PENNANT.
Boston as Good ... Winner in the First
League Bn se Ball Series.
Chicago, July 11. Hoston may be con
sidered the winnerc f the first of the League
series of games in the base ball arena. The
beaneaters have such a lead and play in
such form that it looks a good deal like
the rest of the aggregation was outclassed.
Mill, with that jx-c iliarity of base hall by
which a tnilctidci frequently proves a
hoodoo to the leader and wins a heavy
majority of games with said leader, Chi
cago did win a game from Hoston Satur
day. Following ate the positions of the
clubs in the various expert aggregations;
Washington . .
Played. Won. Lost Fer cent
- SI 21 .70S
'. 25 Mm
ft 4i 28 .Kir,
;i 41 :to
"l :w : JM
31 :i ,4s,;
U S4 40 .J.'
M tj .441-
"I M 40 4
S 41 .4'.4
ss w 4 .as:
. . . . . i 19 S3
t 3 iu.-u. l. c t. II?
Cofvnbea. . .
Mllwaakee. . .
Kansas Ct . .
i inmhu . . . .' .
t Torre Hante
...; Kvnnsviiie. . .
.i a li.sk li -Mo
,i i Juliet
.: i ItoekMrd
Batnrdas an I Mimlav Seoraa.
Following are the League scores: (Satur
days At Chicago Boston 1, Chicago ':
at Cinctnnat 1 New York I. Cincinnati 10;
(second game) New York 4, Cincinnati lo;
at CXeTeland Philadelphia 5, Cleveland 7;
(second game) Philadelphia a, Cleveland
at Pittsburg Brooklyn T. Pittaburg 2;
at St. Louis Was linton o, St. Louis I;
ht Louisville Baltimore i, Louisville 7.
(Snnday) at St. Louis Washington S, St.
I.oui 4; at Louisriile Baltimore r, L mis
Western; iSatirdayi At Omaha
Columbus n, Omaha 8; at Kansas City
Toledo :i. Kansat City r. (Sunday) At
Omah.i-C , Inmhu . s, Osaabs :i; at Kansas
City Toledo o, Kansas City 9.
Illinois-Iowa: (Saturday) At Joliet
Terre Haute o. Jo et 3; at Kock Island
BodtfotdO; Rock lalaad-Moline 8. .Sun
day) At Rock LI ind Kockford l:i, Kcck
Broke Another Wheel Record.
GnOMO, July II. F. K. spooner broke
the world's record for a 24-hour coutinous
bicycle race against time when he finished
Saturday afternoon after covering :t74
miles, lOOo yard- 11 mills anil IB yards
better than the rei onl made by Waller,
who gained the world's championship on
the Alameda trad in California a short
time ago. The ra e was run f on the Park
side Cycling track and attracted a large
number of enllu siastic bicyclists aud
Two trains rar.ie together head on at
Landisville. 'a., on a bridge thirty feet
high. Both ken! the rails, although the
engines were telescoped, and not a person
wns siiverely hurl aud only three persons
injured at all. the worst case being u
broken shoulder I lade.
Otto Stecchin V: Co.'s upholstery estab
lishment at iiii.ianapolis was burned.
Loss, 180,0)0, The foreman of the factory,
August (irnvenitz. ified of heart disease
while the fire was burning.
It has iHf-n discovered that the bank
thief, Dann, of t be National Savings bunk,
Buffalo, ro'obed one lady deposi or of
MAtOOU, less 44ii, w hich the scoundrel left
credited to her on the books.
J. H. Kiimford s preaching therospel of
anti-cookery to Pirkersburg (V. Ya.) peo
ple. He lives Almost entirely on raw
wheat at a cost ol from 2 to 10 cents a day,
is 60 years o'd, ai d claims to lie more vig
orous than he wa at 40. He will cat uoth
Because the ju lge could not define the
crime. Gustave A Tempel, who had tapped
a wire and gotten his electric light free,
was discharged a St. Louis.
Annie, dnugl.t of Governor Stone, of
Mississippi, has eloped with with E. L.
McKee, of Watei Valley, Miss., a young
man whose bank account is rather slim,
and so far they have not been invited to
call on the governor.
Hetty Lewis i the natural child of a
wealthy Virginh man now dead. Hetty
is a mulatto. Her father left her f ion,
00 aud her fat ler's legitimate children
tried to beat ha out of it in the courts.
The! highest Yhginia court lias just de
clared t hat Betty can have the $100,000.
The Kepublica i League of Illinois will
met at Spriugfiei .i Aug. 18.
RAVAGED ST. JOHN'S
Two-Thirds of the City Swept
by the Flames.
A PEOPERTY LOSS OF $25,000,000.
fclglit Lives Certainly Lost and the List
"ot Yet Complete The Conflagration
Has Its Own Way from the Start
About 13.000 People Homeless and
Prompt Help Needed Am Explosion
Near San I'ranclsco Destroys' S37.',O0O
In Property and Kills Six Persons
Three Men Hurt at a Big l ire at Louis
ville. Halifax, X. S., July ll. A reliable
story of the awful calamity that over
whelmed St. Johns Friday night and
Saturday has reached here. In some in
stances pre ions unconfirmed reports are
found to 1 nverstated, and in other cases
the facts di-elose a worse state of affairs
than even the rumors indicated, tine
t ight spot in the dark picture is that the
reported destruction of the Homau Catho
lic cathedral turns out to be
incorrect. The terrible conflagration,
which started on Frfday afternoon
alxmt 5 o'clock, was the result of a
lighted match being carelessly thrown
down in a stable at the head of Longhill.
There was a high wind prevailing at the
time. Xo rain had fallen for several
weeks, and with the thermonietor at 75
in the shade it can readily be understood
how dry everything would be.
Flying Embers Carry the Havoc On.
The city was built of wood, except water
street, a d the buildings in the vicinity of
the stable mentioned above were extremely
inflammable. They rapidly ignited, anil
almost in less time than it takes to tell it
Longhill was a mass of roaring flames.
The whole fire brigade in the city was soon
on the spot, but human efforts were abso
lutely powerless to have any effect on the
already wholesale destruction going on.
Huildings hundreds of yards away were
lieing fired in every direction by the flying,
burning emliers, and so fast did the devour
ing element rush Jonward that there was
hardly time for the people to flee for their
lives. The fire department soon became
completely disorganized and the peope
The People I'lee for Their Lives.
At S:30 in the evening the water side
mercantile premises caught and the ship
ping began to pull out from tiie piers to
the middle ol the harbor. The fire at this
point was an appallingsight. All efforts to
fight it had been abandoned and the peo
ple only thought of saving their lives, so
apparent was it that efforts to save prop
erly would be futile. People fled to the
rear of their houses and escaped from tiie
piers in boats and all sorts ot available
crafts. The buildings along this stret.t,
although mostly of stone and brick, seem
ed to melt away aimost as quickly as the
The sweep t'p Signal Hill.
It was just 10 o'clock when the Atlantic
hotel and the custom house, more than
half a mile away from the stable whe-e
the fire originated, fell. Xext to collapse
was the Gal Way wharf, immediately bell w
the Atlantic house. The big tobacco fac
tory, Brooklying's premise-, Terra Xora
foundry works, McKay's stores and
wharves, John Wood's p remises, Harvey's
extensive es uhUshment, bread factory and
Coastal Steamship company's Mores and
wharves. Signal Hill for a few minut.-s
checked the progress of the flames, but not
for long. Soon the walls of flame shot
onward like an avalanche. The residence
of the American consul si .on vanished, and
the destruction of the Long brewery and
beautiful residence of John Lindberg fol
lowed. "Wiped Out a line Thorough fere.
The lire continued to the eastward until
there was nothing more to burn. In the
meantime, however, the fire had begun to
work northward up the slope on whic h St.
John's is built. Tiie first place to receive
the fire visitation in this diwm,HMi ,-s
Cochran street, which runs from tuegov-
em meat nouoe to the harbor, This the
oughfare. probably the handsomest of the
whole city, was entirely wiped out with
the exception of a few dwellings at the
very top and the Methodist church. St.
Patrick hall escaped for sonic time on ing
to the great energies of the Christian
Brothers whose schools are situated
therein, but iheir efforts were in vain and
the building went down. The brothers
made supreme efforts to prevent the
flames from going across to tiie Men y
convent, and success crowned their great
CITIZENS RALLY AGAINST THE FOE.
Joined by the Tircmcn They Make a Gal
lant and Successful Stand.
Had the fire reached the convent it
would have meant the destruction of
Ifonkstown and the fashionable quarters.
The Congregational church was destroyed,
but the people began to fight the flames
agaki. encouraged by the achievement of
the brother. and another gallant stand
was made at the head of Kings road and
Bawling cross with the aid of the tiretnen.
A large wooden structure was guarded on
Military road, as it was felt that if this
could lie saved the fashionable boulevard
could be saved. This was at 1 o'clock
Saturday morning and although the fire
men were exhausted they recognized the
Impsrstlvc necessity of acting with un
flagging energy, aud with the aid of citi
zens in that portion of the city who lined
the roofs in every direction they fought a
successful battle, though many times it
was almost defeat, and the slaughter was
A Picture of Hevastatiou.
But what a picture presented itself.'
Two-thirds of the business portion of the
city is gone, fully half of the entire city is
destroyed and three-quarters of the whole
value of St. John's is obliterated. The
homeless, some 12,000 in number, are shel
tered in the parliament house and tinder
sheds aud tents in Hannermau park and
other places. Yesterday the city was eu
veloped in dense smoke from the surround
ing wooded country, which seems to be on
lire on every hand. The Killride Kumau
Catholic church, three miles out on the
road toward Hay of Hulls, was burned.
Help Needed for the Suflerers.
The worst feature of the situation is
that the wind coutinues westerly, aud
there is uo appearance of sain, which is so
badly needed. There is still much danger,
but it is felt that the great agony is over.
Help uiust reach the stricken and desolate
city from the outside quickly, aud to a
large extent, if starvation is to beobviated.
Halifax will dispatch a large steamer
loaded with provisions on Wednesday, and
has issued an appeal to every town in
Nova Scotia to help iu the work of afford
Twrntr-flTi- MIHIims In Ashes.
The fire has destroyed ter,000.000 worth
of property and rendered 12,000 people
homeless. The government has taken
measures to house the destitute in such
few building as remainjthe Colonial build
ing, the government house and Roman
Catholic cathedral convent are crowded
aud workmen are erecting temporary
building on the open spaces. Many of the
homeless are still encamped on the fields.
Messages of sympathy and promised re
lief are numerous aud come from all parts
of the world. England comes promptly to
assistance and has telegraphed promisnig
Partial List of Fatal Casualties.
The steamer Alert aud the brig Dover
were burned at their dock and live men
of their crews were either burned todeathor
jumped into the habor and were drowned.
Two children were burned to death in the
city and a man namd eLindsay dropped
dead from fright during the progress
of the flames. The names of others who
were killed or burned are not yet recorded.
TERRIFIC EXPLOSION OF POWDER.
Six Persons Killed at a Giant l'uwiler
San Francisco, July II. By a series of
explosions Saturday at the works of the
Giant Powder company and the Sau Fran
(sco Chemical works at Highland, twelve
miles from this city, property worth about
fMjtl.OOO was destroyed, and six persona
were killed. There were over loo persons,
mostly Chinamen, employed at the powder
mills, and many of these were wounded.
The names of the dead white men are
John Howe, Wallace llickerson. ( uarles
Guberlioe, and there were alsothree ( 'hina
men. A boy named Bore hers was blown
through a skylight and is suffering from
concussion of the brain. He may die.
Itroke Plate Glass In 'Krico.
The body of a Chinamau was found on
the railroad track half a mile from the
works. The remains of a Chinese boy,
frightfully mangled, were found near the
scene One of the most striking features
of the explosion was the extent of the
damage in the way of broken windows
that it caused iu this city, twelve miles
from t he scene.
Costly lire at Loaisvtlle.
Lol ls n.i.K. July H A fierce fire raged
for several hours yesterday morning at the
tannery of Wedeking. Hallenberg Hros.,
at Lexington and Eighteenth streets, in
volving a loss of t2A),OiKl and the serious
injury of three men. Three men fell from
a fourth-story window, overcome by heat,
and were severely hurt.
Dr. McGlynn, tne Roman Catholic
priest Who took so much interest in Henry
Georgeism that his superiors deprived him
of his charge at New York, has met Arch
bishop Ireland since the latter's return
from Home and had a long private inter
view with the prelate. McGlynn hopes to
get a hearing from the pope
A shot tired at the United States proving
grounds at Sandy Hook took a trip out to
sea on its own account and being a 500
pounder knocked the whole bow off the
schooner Henry H. THtou four miles from
where the shot was fired. The schoonei
sank aud the crew made its escape in the
Oscar Wissinger, of Springfield, O., shot
his wife to death and then killed himself.
Jealousy, ile had threatened to do as he
Fir? at Biwahie, Minn., about wiped out
the town, destroying the Cincinnati Iron
Ore company's buildings and a score
other places. Loss. tSO.000; little insurance.
President Harper, of the new Chicago
university, has raised 81,000,000 upon which
the fate of the gift upon which the univer
sity was founded depended. If the Sl.OoO,
i hadn't been raised the gift could have
CMen withdrawn. Toe last subscription
was made Saturday. The time ended
Ex President Cleveland has written a
letter to Adlai K Stevenson congratulat
ing the latter Upon his nomination.
The friends of Petty, the negro the Port
Jervis. V Y..- Judge Lynch hanged a few
week- ago. have sued t he authorities for
criminal negligence, putting the claim at
The recent order changing the rule re
garding the requirements therefor will add
B,Q0t) new money order postofflces to the
list. All offices with receipts of not less
than 13 o per annum are permitted to sell
A r Tench Allan lust Guillotined.
Pakis, July 11. Kavachol, the anarch
ist who was arrested for complicity with
various dynamite outrages and murders
some weeks ago, was executed this morn
ing. rn VS
WHAT AN ASS AMI!"
The ass thought himself as fine look
ing as his neighbor, the herse, until lie,
one day, saw himself in the lookinrr
glass, when lie said " What an ass am 1 !
Are there not scores of people who
cannot see themselves as others see
them? They have bad blood, pim
ples, blotches, eruptions, and other kin
dred disfigurements. All these annoy
ing things could be entirely eradicated,
and the skin restored to lilily white
ness," if that world-famed remedy. Dr.
Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery,
were given a fair trial.
It cures all liuraors, from the ordi
nary blotch, ptraple or eruption to the
worst scrofula, or hr most inveterate
blood-taints, no matter what their na
ture, or whether they be inherited or
acquired. The li Golden Medical Dis
covery" is tbe only blood - purifier
guaranteed to do just what it is rec
ommended to. or money refunded.
World's Dispf.xsabt Medical As
sociation, ProDrietora. Ka eta. v.i.
j Street, Buffalo, N. T.
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of the
Fieiros eirjcl Org;eirs;
WEBER, 8TU YVES ANT, DECKER BR08., WHEELOCK,
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'B PIANOS.
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
f"A ft!! line l!o of small Musical merchandise. We have in otir emtloy a flrt-clafe Piano Tuner.
$4,00 per Month for Ten years
or $6.00 per Month for Six years
Pays Principal and Interest and sSeeures you
a Deed with Abstract of Title.
ON EACH PLAN. LOCATION 3Sth ST.
PRICES WILL BE ADVANCED.
Come early and secure choice locations and lowest prices
BUFORD & GUYER'S Addition.
Apply to J. M. Buford or E. H. Guyer.
H HlRSCHBERc f
',3FE CTAC LE S v
The Finest SAMPLE ROOM in the Three cities.
Always on hand a replete line of Imported and Domestic Ci
gars and Liquors. Milwaukee Beer always on draft,
T , WM. DRESSEN.
Two MOM west of h: old place.
A fine :nnch from 9 to 13 every morning. Sandwiches of all kinds always on hand.
Rock Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
All kinds of brass, bronz: and aluminum bronze casting, all shades and teener. Mako
a specialty ..f bras- metal pattern and atti-tic work.
Sac aXB iFricE-At im First avenue, near Ferry landing. - - KOi K. ISLAND.
J. MAGER, Proprietor.
25 Per Cent
1 14 West
Cloaks ai Millinery
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The weil-Vnuwn Optician of &30'.:vc S:.
(N. K. cor. Ttbaad Olive ), St. Urate, -a-.iMiir.teiiT
H. Thor.ii- gent for bis
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glasses, and also fur bit D;!r.oi:d Nol
Changcabie Bpectactu ani Eycz'.u-- -The
eascea arc tL-j Kre&tesi hrrastfoi
ever made !n apMOctea. Hy i ;-
on-trncTlon of tr.e Leal a peron ;-.r
chasing a v!r of riiLc Non-CuanyeaVe
Glai'e? never has tocLinti- jla-f -
from the cye. and ev,ry ra'r r-orcha.-- :
1 guaranteed, o that if thejr e-t-r leav
the eyer (no matter how or scratched th
Len?cs are) they w:'.; furnish the pir:y
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T. H. THOMAS has 1
and invite? all to aaUafy theauertei
of the great raperiortti of limn (; bm -over
any and all othcre now lr. use to ca
and examine the atr.e at T.H. Tfconu".
draegis: and optician. ltocIsiand.
No Peddlers Supplied.
Second Street, Davenport.