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Iock Island Daily Argu
VOL. XL. NO. 257.
KOCK ISLAND, TUESDAY, AUGDST 23, 1892.
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Rock Island, 111.
COLD HEAD FLYING.
Strikers at Buffalo Attack the
Troops with Stones.
SOLDIEKS ANSWXE WITH BULLETS.
Quite an Kxtended Engagement, Bat De
tails Not Obtainable Situation Very
Critical Strikers Who Got VThat'They
Wanted Quit Itecause Required to Han
dle Central Freight Sargent Arrives
and Will Only Call Out the Firemen
If the Engineers and Conductors Join
Meetings of the Men Incidents In
Buffalo, Aug. 23. An attack was
made on the Twelfth regiment after mid
night by gangs of strikers and their
friends. They crept np to within stone's
throvr of the camp, hiding under cars and
behind tracks, and then threw stones and
pi-ces of iron at the soldiers. The soldiers
answered the attack with bullets. The
shooting .was kept up a long time and
still the stone throwing continued.
Ilenewed the Attack.
At 3 a. ni., the attack was renewed, and
was replied to again with cold lead, most
of the shots coming from the direction of
the Clinton street crossing of the Nickel
Plate road. It was impossible to get any
where near the soldiers, and no further
details are known. General Porter says
he believes the situation is now more crit
ical than it has been since the strike
Two Men lieported Killed.
It is reported that two strikers were
killed. Out on the TiHt farm, where 'the
Twenty second regiment is on guard,
shooting began at 11 o'clock and continued
until daylight. Orders have been issued
to shoot every man dead who attempted
to leave the yards. The sentries have or
ders to kill any one who throws a stone
or pulls a coupling pin.
SOME MORE SWITCHMEN STRIKE.
Refuse to Uandle Central Freight Other
Buffalo, Aug. 23. The union switch
men of the Western New York and Penn
sylvania road went out on strike yester
day afternoon. Forty-five switchmen were
employed in the Louisiana, Babcock and
Kmslie streets yards of t ha road. A week ago
when the New York Central, Lake Shore,
West Shore, Kiie, and Lehigh Valley
switchmen went out the Western New
York and Pennsylvania switchmen asked
for the same wages and hours the other
roads demanded. Superintendent Bell
listened to them and rather than have a
strike and tie up of the road he granted
their demands. The men were satisfied
as long as no attempt was made by the
road to Lave them receive freight from
other roads on which a strike existed.
Yesterday the New York Central sent over
a long string of freight csrj loaded with
hard coal. The Western New York and
Pennsylvania men refused to handle it.
They visited Superintendent Bell and Di
vision Superintendent C. Dabley and told
them that they would go out if the road
insisted upon making them handle freight
from roads whose men were out.
Forty-five More Out of a Job.
Bell and Dabley reasoned with them
thnt they must receive New" York Central
freight, and asked if the road had not done
enough when it granted their demands a
week ago. The answer was negative. The
men then struck and left the yards. It is
not probable the road will grant the new
demands of its employes, and it was un
derstood last night that their places would
be filled with non-union men from the
west. Last night the big yards were do
serted, except by the troops. The Tenth
battalion of Albany, the Forty-sixth sep
arate company from Amsterdam, and the
Twenty-first from Troy were on duty in
the W. N. Y. anil P. yards. There were
more rumors of the Lackawanna and Buf
falo, Rochester and Pittsburg men going
More Strikas Threatened.
A general meeting of trainmen and other
railroad men was hld at Gammel's hall,
on Seneca street, last night. It could not
be learned whether any business of impor
tance came np. The switchmen also held
a late meeting at Keiser's ball, on Seneca
street. Although it was declared that
Grand Master Sweeney attended it, what
he said was not stated. Questioned about
the switchmen's expectations regarding
the firemen one of the men said they did
not desire to involve any one else in the
strike if tbey could help it. "We have n6t
done half that we can do without outside
assistance," said he. "If tbey should suc
ceed in raising the blockade here the men
in Chicago, Cleveland. Detroit, and Jersey
City and other places are prepared to go
Gould's Son Camping on the Floor.
Owing to rumors of a coming strike
among the telegraphers and fears that
the wires might be cut the signal corps
was busy getting into practice yester
day afternoon at the headquarters of the
Seventy-first New York regiment Camp
No. 7. Nearly "00 men are comfortably
lodged there in freight cars, so surrounded
by tracks and cars that no one would sus
pect their presence there. The officers,
among them Jay Gould's son. Captain
Edwin Gould, sleei on the floor of the
third story of the Erie flour station near
SARGENT WANTS A SURE THING.
Ho Strike or Firemen Without Every
body Else Uoos Out.
Buffalo, Aug. 2a "If the firemen
strike it will be together with every other
branch of the railway employes sod not
alone," is the substance of remarks made
by Frank P. Sargent, the grand master of
the; firemen's brotherhood. He arrived
yesterday and was in consultation with
Sweeney, of the switchmen. Sargent was
very positive about his position; under no
circumstances would he order a sympa
thetic strike except as stated above all
must go out and tue railways ue given the
chance of getting new crews entirely or
submitting to organised labor. And to
consider this important matter Sargent
and the heads of the other organiza
tions will hold a conference.
Not Likely To lie General.
Sargent says there are 1,200 members of
his order in this vicinity and disclaims
anything like secrecy when a conclusion is
reached. But, beyond a complimentary
expression of confidence in Grand Master
Sweeney, he seems to give the latter little
encouragement of ultimate help. Such a
strike as suggested is hardly possible
from the very character of the leaders who
are expected to consider the interests of
the men. Grand Master Sweeney, of the
switchmen, will not think it a pleasant
thing to order out switchmen at other
points unless he is sure of the support of
the other organizations. Grand Master
Sargent, who has been interviewed to
death since his arrival, has noth.ng to say
in any shape that will foreshadow the
probable act ion of the firemen.
Must Keckou with Arthur.
Even should Sargent and Sweeney act
touet her, it is safe to assume that Grand
Chief Arthur, of the engineers, and Grand
Master Clark, of tbe conductors, will both
be against action that will involve their
respective bodies in any position other
than that of conservatism. Hence, if the
conference consists of five members, and a
majority vote is to rule, it is possible the
attitude of Grand Master Wilkinson, of
the trainmen, may be the deciding factor.
It is thought, however, that his natural
position will be on the side of the engineers
SENDING THE GRAIN EAST.
Day's Wcrk. ;
Buffalo, Aug. 23. Everything was
running smoothly at the Central elevators
yesterday. In all 300,000 to aV),bou bush
els had been taken out and sent on its way
east during twenty-four hours. The Erie
was doing well and the Niagara houses
were able to take quite a fair amount.
There is a large quantity of grain in store
here. In addition to the large fleet of ves
sels lying in the harbor from thirty to
forty the amount of grain figures up
over 3,000,000 bushels. The Lehigh Val
ley company had several crews at work
yesterday, and the tracks on the Tifft
farm are being cleared up. Work iu the
Lehigh Valley flour houses is going on, al
though there is some delay in getting
lteck Worried Over the Troops.
The Eik street yards of the Lake Shore
look slovenly and are filled with empty and
loaded cars, mixed promiscuously, plainly
showing the absence of the caretakers.
The Lake Shore has three engines at work,
Attd is doing considerable work, but the
non-union men do not seem able to handle
the freight as fast as t comes iu. Just
when the troops are to be ordered home is
a matter of speculation. General Porter
says he will not order them home until he
Is satisfied they are no longer needed.
Sheriff Beck thinks it safe to withdraw
some of them now. From all he can see
' and learn ho thinks the backbone of the
trouble is broken. Mayor Bishop thinks
differently, lie says the troops are still
Of Little Value to the Strike.
Midnight marked the close of the tenth
day of the switchmen's strike and though
the refusal of the Western New York and
Pennsylvania men to handle freight re
ceived from the Central was emphasized
by the men quitting work, it is not be
lieved much increased vitality is shown
by this action. True enough the official
ending may be delayed yet another twenty-four
hours, for no one expects Grand
Master Sweeney to make au official decla
ration of failure until after the confer
ence of the chiefs of the leading orders,
which will be held today or as soon as
those he has invited have had time to
reach this city. The switchmen's effort
has been a failure for several days, is so
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J mitted by an interested member, who.
not being at present in office, naturally
does not wish to be quoted.
Webb Thinks It Km Blown Over.
Mr. Webb, of the Central, was seen at
the station yesterday just as he was about
to board a train for New York. He has
performed his mission to Buffalo and goes
away with the feeling that the strike is
ended, so far as the Central is concerned
at any rate. "Everything is satisfactory
with us," he said, smiling. "Our trains
are running on time and no trouble is ex
pected." More Riotous Proceedings.
The condition of the strike at Niagara
Falls is gradually becoming more serious.
The five New York Central night switch
men who left under intimidation Satur
day returned to work on Sunday night.
Their'action in so doing seemed to anger
the striking switchmen who are out from
the Erie road. These last, encouraged by
some strikers from Buffalo during the
night, in spite of tbe utmost exertions of
the police, pulled some pins from trains
and more trouble was caused, without any
one being caught.
Switchmen's Official Arrested.
General consternation was thrown into
the switchmen's camp last night by the
arrest ol Joseph Heimerle, tbe recording
secretary and treasurer of Buffalo lodge
No. 39, of the Switchmen's Mutual Aid
association. Heimerle is looked upon as
one of tbe most powerful men in tbe or
ganization, and so far during the strike
he has acted as a leader of the men when
Grand Master Sweeney and Master Mori
arity were too busy. He is accused by tbe
railroads of assaulting their green hands,
of threatening them with violence if they
did not join the union forces, and with in
terfering with the rnnning of their passen
ger and freight trains.
May Send Him to the Pen.
The Lehigh Valley road complained to
Superintendent of Police Morganstern
yesterday that Heimerle was responsible
for several annoying things, and asked
for his arrest. Phillip Kranz, the detec
tive for tbe road, claims to have positive
evidence against Heimerle that may send
him to state's prison for a long term. A
general order was sent throughout the
city for Heimerle's apprehension. Last
night two detectives caught him and took
him to the office of tbe superintendent of
polios. There be was searched and a loaded
revolver was found on him. It was taken
away and he was locked up.
A Soldier Shoots mt Isit .
William Moran, an Erie striker is iy-
lug MHUgei-ousiv wouuued at tue Emer
gency hospital. He was shot by a soldier
And may die. Moran tried to go through
the military line on Hamburg street. A
sergeant said to belong to the Tenth bat
taliou ordered him to stop. Moran paid
no attention to the commnnd and the so
lier discharged his revolver at- him five
times. On bullet hit him in the right
leg. Then the officer hit him on the head
with a musket. Moran was more dead
than alive when removed to the hospital.
The military authorities are investigating.
Pulled a Man Off an Engine
Yesterday morning au Erie switch,
engine with a non-union crew on it was
backing down near the Suspension Bridge
when one of the crew was pulled off the
engine by a Buffalo striker. The Buffalo
man was promptly arrested and locked
The President Is Fifty-Nine.
Loox Lake, N. Y-, Aug. U3. Saturday
wastheotfih anniversary of the birth of
President Harrison. The fact was kept
rather quiet, or at least not much was said
about it until night. Theu the president
attended a Mi-iglit-of-haud performance in
the parlor of his hotel.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago. Anc. 22.
Following witi the quotations ou tbe
board of na!e today: Wheat August, opened
73, closed 75!jjc; Septeinb-r, opened 7 9gc;
closed j$c; Itot-embcr, 7fjj'-, closed 4so.
Corn August, opened Sic, closed- 52&6c; Sep
1 1 rubor, icned LJti clo-cd ; October,
opened 5;S; close! '2u: O.its August,
0)eiiel &Ju closed !ile; Se;'tviuber, oued
Sivfcc, closed :4tc: October, opened 31c; closed
l4?-. l'ork September, o;oued SIL-U,
closed $1U.I;H: October. oi.ecol 11-35. closed
$I1.5; .luuuary. opened $r-5, closed JlitU.
Lard September, opi md i.75, closed $7.51.
Live Stck Price at tho I'niou Stock yarls
toJay rune 1 us foiljwi: Hog Market
mo lerately active on packing and shipping
account; best grades a shale higher; other
grades were unchanged: sales ranged at
H.4II&5.40 I'i- 6.-0&5.8J light, $5.105.45
rough packing, ?3.-Dj,.i.8 mixed, and $5.60a
5.85 heavy packing an 1 shipping lots.
Cattle Market moderately active owing
to the larg9 hu iply anl prices l'n15c lower;
especially on the common grades, and
local buyers and shippers slow to purchase;
quotation latiged at i5 0.itJ5.40 choice to ex
tra shipping steers $4.5:gJ4.5M good to choice
do, l.;V4(.i.: fair to good, $'.'024.10 common
to medium do, 3.4"&4U0 butchers' steers,
t2.504&&tt stock ers, Jitt'8Xw) Texas steers,
2.75 'X 4.30 range steers, $3,ulst-3.70 feeders,
fl.75&a.tMcows, 8i.O4i3.35 balls, and JiStX
6.25 veal calves.
Sheep Market fairly active and prices
steady; quotations rangei at S4.U0a l.&J per
It U lbs western. $:L50&5.50 natives. $i.25t.fi0
Texas, and $3.ou&5.75 lambs.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 24j
4Vnc; tine creameries U-ittik-; dairies fancy,
fresh, -IH&-'c; packing stock, fresh, lie
Escs Southern stock. ItStc per doz.; a
em. 17c, loss off. Live Poultry Hens, 11c per
lb; spring chickens. 1-H-" per lb; roosters. 6c;
ducks. '.'; spring ducks, lic; turkeys, 12c per
lb. Potatoes Minnesota Early Ohios, 6570c
per bu.; Kansas Karly Onion. 55o.tVI per bu.;
St. Louis K.nr'.y Ohio-!, 5X(155c u-r bu.; Long
Lland Kose, $l.-23,2b) per brU Apples
Green. $i.X&!.i per br'r, pootu $r0Ugy.!SE
red. J;!.i"ii.a.S0; Ducliuss, S4.lHij5.liJ perbrl;
15ifc4lc er bos. Blackberries 1.J3.1.75
per ltt-quart aX B:u-lerries SLO.nil.5t per
lri-quart cae, " ,
Wheat 5fo. 2 miiel cash, p.'o;'" .&eptem
ler. 813s;-; October, ftc; December,. 82Hc
Corn No. - mixed cash 64c; Sepbnnber, floe:
O-tober, 50; December. 57c Oats Xo. 3
mix -d cash, i8Vc; August. 40c: September.
3y?4c llyo Dull at 6dU(c for car lots. Bar
ley Neglected, l'ork Dull; old mess. $12.00
fel?.5l. Lard Quiet; October, 58.10.
Uv-e Stock: Cattle Trading slow for ail
grades at a tie line of 10&20c per 100 lbs; poor
est to best native steers. $i50cov5.40 per IU) lbs;
Teians and Coloradoa, $3.a43.; bulla and
dry tows. 1.7'Kii-'i.5. Shrep and Lambs
Sheep, slow and easier; lambs, very dull at a
reduction of HrC per lb; sheep, $4.tOS5.&l per
101 lbs; lambs, S4.752.7.15. Hogs Market,
firm; live hojjs. S5.75&6VM per 10C lbs.
The Ioral jiirkets.
Wheat 90 93c
Rye W!le. ;r.
Oats S&38c. e -
Bran -Wc per cwt, -
Shipetnfff 1.00 per cwt.
Hay Timothy, $U13; prairie, lO&Il; clover
9210; baled. Sll 0013.50. . .
Batter Fair to choice, l.'Hc; creamery, SSQMc
Eks Fresh, 14c; packed. 10c
Poultry Chickens, 10&12K; turkeys 12o
docks, l-'Hc: geese, 10c.
rarrr and vbsbtablks.
Apples .25J3.7B per bbl.
Tumi ps 45O60e.
Cattle Botchers pay for corn fed steers
IKQ4ytc; cows and heifers, 8K&3c; calves
Hard 7 BO&T 75.
soft i loan SO.
Common boards $18.
Joist Scantling sod timber. Is to IS feet. $13.
K very additional foot in length 50 cents.
X AX Shingles tS 75.
Lath $2 B0.
Fencing 12 to 16 feet $18.
ock boards, rough $14.
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