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VOL, XL. NO. 250.
UOCK ISLAND, MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 1892.
Per Weak IZH Cent
The- Largest Clothing House,
Three Times as many Goods
To Select From,
At a TMrd Less Price.
Whatever you purchase of us if it is not cheap
er than you can get it elsewhere, bring it
back and get your money refunded. What
other house will make you such a liberal
offer? Look all over town, compare goods
and prices. TAKE ADVANTAGE of our
It is better for you than Loaning Money, as
it pays you from 25 to 50 per cent on your
We are the People who have knocked High
Prices to pieces; we are willing to do busi
ness on a small margain.
Sax & Bice, Proprietors of
Supposed to Have Been Done
THE TORCH AND TRAIN-WRECKING.
Method. Used at ltnfTalo to Win a Fight
for Higher Fay A rasseng-er Train
Crowded with People Thrown" from
the Track Several Incendiary Flrea
In the Tarda Supposed Scabs Driven
from a Train Lanieinnesi In Tennes
see Convicts Sent Away and Stockade
Humeri- -Talk About Homestead.
BlFFAlO, Aug. 15. On Saturday the
switchmen In the Lehigh Valley, the Erie
and the Buffalo Creek yards at this city
struck for about 20 per cent, increase of
wages and immediately proceeded to tie up
things in the usual style. Saturday night
at the IX, L. and W, bridge in the Erie
yards at East Buffalo a switch was turned
and four cars of freight were thrown from
the tracks. A police patrol wagon hur
ried to the scene, but could find uoboily to
arrest. It is charged that the strikers
turned the switch in order to preveht the
train from going out of the yard, but they
Incendiary l ire Ileaks Out.
Yesterday morning a much more se
rious charge was brought -against them.
At 1:45 a, m. three fires were started simul
taneously in different parts of the lxhigh
Valley freight yards at East Buffalo.
The iires were well-planned and the plot
well executed. The fires were started
where the cars were thickest and no
hvdraiints from which water could be
obtained and at a time when the yards
were deserted. Eighteen freight, cars
loaded with merchandise and two pas
senirer coaches, together with two office
buildings, were completely destroyed.
The cost of the blaze was $73,(100.
The Deviltry Kept l"p.
This didn't seem to satisfy the vandals
whoever they were, for a train of fifteen
coal cars which was standing on a coal
trestle was started down the incline and
crashed into an engine at the bottom,
wrecking it and a water crane. And later
eight cars were wrecked on the Erie.
Matters didn't improve yesterday. An
incoming train was boarded by men on J
the watch for ".-cabs" and about lifty men j
were driven from it. Several men were j
assaulted during t lie day. The supposed j
"scabs" ran in every direction, except one, j
llcnrv Sihradcr, who was so bail iy hurt,
mat lie linn to re cnrrieu 10 me iiosjm.n,
where lie said he came here to work as a
The Worst Case of Vilenc.
The lloi tu-ilsvi'.'.e accommodation train
was derailed last, evening. There were
four coaches crowded with passengers,
many standing on in- platforms. As the
train slowed down t.i ;.'. nt four miles an
hour to run into the .-taiion a switch was
thrown ami the train sent bumping over
the ties. The baggage car was thrown
across the track and he llrt coach sent
over to one side. It was a miracle that no
one was killed. But by good fortune no
person was even severely hurt.
Some More lueeniliarisni.
The excitement over the wrecking of
the train had not died down when the
strikers had a new sensation ready. At
about 10 o'clock a fire was started among
a number of standing Lehigh Valley
empty freight cars about half a mile from
the city limits. After the destruction of
about twenty-five cars the flames were
subdued. The whole police reserve has
been ordered on duty aud the situation'
is hourly growing worse.
1'erishable Goods Stalled.
Many switches were turned during the
day, and to avoid danger the engineers of
all trains were given Msitive orders to
run carefully through the Buffalo yards
and watch for open switches. During the
afternoon a train of perishable goods on
the Buffalo & Southwestern division of
the Erie was boarded by men between j
Seneca street and the Western New York i
and l'enns3'lvania crossing anil the pins
pulled from every car, stalling the train.
The Strike V ill Spread.
It was something over an hour before
the train could be moved into the yards.
The roads which will probably be tied up
next are the New York Central and West
Shore. The strike on the Erie aud Lehigh
Valley liues has extended to Aiiverly aud
Sayre on the Lehigh, and freight traffic on
that line is at a standstill. A train of beef
stands on an Erie siding there, the switch
men refusing to allow it to be switched to
the Ixhigh tracks to proceed to its destination.
work from dawu till dark. The free
miners demanded that they be put on full
time or that they be allowed to work the
same hours as the convicts. This was
Swear to Kill the Militia.
As soon as the couvicts were started the
telegraph wires were cut aud a guard
placed over everything to prevent
carrying the news down the mountain.
The miners do not seem afraid of the
troops and appear to think themselves
numerous enough to resist anything that
can be sent agaiust them. All over me
PATCHING UP A COMPROMISE.
Seems What the Iron Hall Litigants Are
Indianapolis, Aug. 14. The investi-
gation of the affairs of the Order of the (
iron nan stopped suuaemy in judge lay
lor's ccurt Saturday. It was expected
that Supreme Justice Somerby would re
sume the stand, hut when court convened
the attorneys on both sides went into pri
vate consultation, remaining closeted for
an hour. Then J. W. Sayre, supreme ad
juster of the order, was put on the stand. He
testified that he bad been appointed to bis
coal region in this state the militia has J office by Somerby, with the written under-
come to be as a red rag in the face of a
mad bull. The miners swear to exter
Think They Have the Fight Won.
The miners at Tracy City passed a quiet
day Sunday. They are confident that con- ,
vict labor will never be re-established i
there and will probably resist any attempt .
to take the convicts back. Despite the
general confidence the more conservative
ones are apprehensive of the abandonment
of the mines there altogether, which event
would prove a terrible calamity, as uie j stump fci October and urge New Yorkers
entire town is dependent on the mines for i to vote for Cleveland.
support. 1 he telegraph lines nave ueen
repaired and inspection of trains has !eeii
abandoned. The men are well supplied i
with arms aud ammunition. I
The Oovernor Somewhat Kmphntie. j
A telegram from Nashville states that
Governor Buchanan has been notified, and I
the adjutant general left immediately fori
stan ding that he was to support Somerby
iu everything he did "for the good of the
order." He stated that he had not been
confirmed by the trustees until Friday.
The plaintiff's attorneys stated that they
desired a continuance until Wednesday to
prepare some figures for submission to the
court which could not be prepared until
then. The request was granted.
Senator Hill, so it is said, will take the
the scene. He has arranged for 200
Gladstone's recent victory makes him
premier ot England for the fourth time,
which breaks the record.
A tin plant has leen contracted for at
Youugstown, O., with a capacity of more
than 2,500 boxes of tin plate per day.
A campaign novelty designed at Chi-
cago'is a mask which either gives the
militia to meet him at Cowan. The other
soldiers at Coal Creek have been ordered
to the scene. The scheme of the miners
was to draw t he soldiers away from Coa!(
Creek and then release the couvicts there.
Governor Buchanan says he h is enough of j
"this d d foolishness" and is going to
put a check to it for all time. Buchanan .
lias backbone anil will fight the miners, it j
is confidently believed. Only the most j
meager communication can be had. It is
probable a ireueral order will be issued to
the state militia to assem
THE STRUGGLE AT
Statement by Labor Leaders and Love
joy That Diiler Widely.
PlTTHl"li, Aug. 13. Saturday a state
ment to the American public was issued,
signed by the Federation executive com
mittee, the Homestead advisory commit-
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leading signers being Gompers, v eiue
and O'Dounell. The statement says Car
negie's company is oue of the most gi
gantic monopolies of the age, aud has
undertaken to reduce the wages of em
ployes from 10 to 40 per cent. It refers tc
the tith o July and the l'inkertons, and
says the company endeavored to introduce
"pauperized and degraded laborers to sup
plant our fellow-American workmen."
Wajjes and i'oiul i t ion of t lie M-n.
It denied that munificent wages were
paid and asserts that the wages of only 'i
aud of 3,4'J1 averaged S7.3J per day, 40 re
ceived from s.j to ft. 54 averaged $4 to .",
1,177 from 1.0 to 2.50, l,("-'5 14 cents pel
hour, or lees. Only 8 to 10 per cent, own
their homes, 13 per cent, have homes under
mortgage and the others pay rent. .Not-
the militia only GOO men art
features of Harrison or Cleveland.
Henry Hall is in jail at Ringbainton, N.
Y., for bigamy, it Iveing charged that he
has twelve living wives aud ail "in good
The revolution in Bolivia has got along
to the point where the revolutionists cap
ture the capital city. Each side lost 500
men iu the fight.
The limestone bed of the Sandusky
river, two miles from Tiffin, O., has
heaved uti into a rid ire for 300 feet, three
ble at once at j feet above the water.
A party of tourists who went sailing at
Petosky, Mich., brought back the story
that they had seen a sea serpent 75 feet
long aud 4 feet thick.
I. B. Campltell, of Chicago, has of
fered the World's fair management 330
for the first souvenir half-dollarcoiutd and
$5,;iOO,i00 for the lot.
- At the Rutherford aiul Efnor coal mines
at Cuba, III., the employers want pay-day
to come twice a month; the men want it
to come every week. Strike on.
General J. B. Gordon, commander of
the Confederate veterans, lias appointed a
I committee with instructions to "fonua
j late a plan tor a true and reliable history
j of the late civil war" for use in southern
Alexander Labre. of N ew York, is dead.
He had saved twenty-one jerous front
drowning and had beeu recognized as a
hero by congress and the Life Saving
Benevolent association of New York. He
was 40 years old.
General M. Gauo Dunn, of New York,
committed suicide at Denver, and le'ters
found among his effects indicate that he
was a good deal of a 'ladies'"man." Still
tbru has been no discovery of the exact
cause of the suicide,
Another disastrous wind storm visited
Its Oovernor to
Chattanooga, Aug. 13. Before many
more hours auothsr section of Tenuessee
will be under martial law and another
branch of the Tennessee standing army
will be quartered on the people of the
state. At 9 o'clock Suuday 390 couvicts
were put on board the cars at Tracy City,
a small place on the mountain near Se
wanee, to be sent to Nashville. A few
moments later the rude buildings in the
stockade of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and
Railway company were in ashes. The
free miners had again arisen and takeu
the solution of the convict question into
their own bauds.
(iiiiird Not In the Way.
About daviight Saturday a committee
woke Superir.tendeut Nat hurst aud de
manded that free men be given tire work
of the "zebras." The superiuteudent saw
that a storm whs coming and strength
ened his guards. He then took an assist
ant aud went out among the men. They
were surly aud had no encouragement for
him. At S) o'clock the guards saw 150
men, about half of them armed, advanc
ing on the stockade. The guards were
cowardly and made no tight. The miners
took the place.
Sent the " Zebras " to Nashville.
A stolen switch engine 'with nine flat
cars, which the miuers captured, was
started down the mountain loaded with
convicts. The train was bound for Nash
ville, with 390 helpless convicts aboard,
under a guard of miners armed to the
teeth. Six miuers were in the cab forcing
the engineer to make time. The cauBe of
the trouble was that slack trade caused
Ihe company to put the free labor on half
time, while the convicts were kept, at
iu the mills ana oniy iweive oi mem
Appeal for War Slnues.
The statement closes with au appeal for
funds, which are needed at once. The as
surance is given that every dollar con
tributed will be well spent in the cause
of organized labor, aud every wage
worker and liberty-loving citizen is urged
to contribute. Contributions can be sent
to William Weill, 51:2 Smithfield street,
Pittsburg, and Thomas J. Crawford, box
190, Homestead, should be notified.
Gompers Makes a Speech.
A meeting was held at Homestead
Saturday afternoon, at which speeches
were made by several leaders, including
Gompers. The latter said that the com
pany hail an enormous monopoly of steel
bullets and wanted a scale based ou that
product which they controlled. The firm
spread rosy reports about the men who
made large wages, but did not refer to the
hovels occupied by the majority of the
men, such as the speaker had seen. The
steel workers had made such men as Car
negie possible. Secretary McGuire of the
Federation made a speech in which he
attacked the militia.
Lovrjoj's Keply to Gompers.
Referring to Gompers' speech Secretary
Lovejoy, of the Carnegie company, said
yesterday that Gompers statement that
the company had a monopoly on steel bil
lets was absurd. There were many com
petitors iu Pittsburg, besides the Illinois
Steel company, the Pennsylvania Steel
company and the Cambria Iron company.
The Carnegie mills made about SO pel
cent of the steel billets. No man em
ployed at Homestead got less than UMI
per day. The statement that only COO
men were at work in the mill was met by
the assertion that there were 1,500, all
skilled, and he stood ready to prove it.
ltecarding the Viukertons.
Said Lovejoy: "The criticism on our
bringing Piukertous to Homestead has no
weight in the face of the law, which per
mits any man to properly protect his
property against trespassers, and who, in
the words of Judge Ewing, may fire
numerously and effectively agaiust any
mob that attacks his property. No threat
has beeu made by any member of the
compauy that prosecutions would follow
a boycott. We now say, however, that
we will simply rely upon the law to pro
tect ourselves against any conspiracies
that may be hatched."
The Ui-hrlng Sea Cases.
Washington, Aug. 15. The state de
partment has practically completed its
preparation of the United States' con
tent ions iu the Behring sea cases, aud
the manuscript has been sent to the
printers. L'pon its return copies will be
sent to the secretary of state for home
affairs of Great Britain in accordance
with the terms of the treaty. Senator
Morgan, one of the arbitrators in the
controversy held a consultation with
Secretary Foster at the state department
Iron Works Shut Down.
STtrBEKViiXE, O., Aug. 15. All the
departments of the Jefferson iron works
of this city are shut down in consequence
of the refusal of the managers to recog
nize the Amalgamated association.
M-U'iiesotii, doing much damage in the
neighborhood of Echo, Granite Falls,
Canby, ltcffuian, Wendell and other
places. The saifle storm flattened out
grain near Fargo, N. D. "
The crew of a dredge which is digging
in Long Island sound where the British
ship Hussar with a pot of . wealth on
board sank during the Revolutionary
war, has found several guineas of the date
of George III. and some silver bars.
Wedding Trip in a Balloon.
Rockfoijd, Ills., Aug. 15. Thomas Cav
anaugh, an employe of the Rock ford Shoe
company, and Miss Emma Sweet, a pretty
young bookkeeper, have signed an agree
ment to be married and take their wed
ding trip with Professor Raldwin in a,
balloon at the coming fair. Rockford
merchants will present the couple with
some soo worth of useful articles if they
return in safety from the trip.
Internatioeal 3Ionetary Conference.
Washington, Aug. 15. It is announced
at the state department that owing to the
change of government iu Great Britain it
has not been possible as yet to agree upon
the time aud place of holding the proposed
iatemational monetary conference. It is
expected that this matter will receive the
early attention of the coming British minister.
Only Two Killed at Ogdea.
Ogdes, N. J., Aug. 15. But two men
were killed by the collapse of the building
here Friday. They were James McOon
nell and Mulsnown. both laborers.
Eleven were injured, one of whom. Ezra
Zarch, will die, and another, name un
known, will probably die.
PUREST AND BEST
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