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Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Thursday. Acgcst 25. 1892
IT'S A LOST CAUSE.
Buffalo Strikers Own to Defeat
and Give up.
THE CONTEST ENDED AT MIDNIGHT
Sweeney's Last Card Does Not Prove
a Trump Appeal to the Other
. Trainmen a Failure.
Arthur Not Present and Sargent Declines
to Join, Pleading Lark of Aothorlty
Stale Arbitration Hoard Itegins an In
qniry Testimony of Employe as to
LoiK;Hour and Kefusal of Railway Offi
cials to Negotiate Manaher Gives His
Version of the Entente in Which He
Wxi Shot Tennessee Miners Invading
BrFFALO, Aug. 2a. A four hour con
ference was held yesterday afternoon be
tween Grand Master Sweeney, Grand
Master Wilkinson, Grand Master Sargent
and Grand Chief Clark. After leaving the
conference. Grand Master Sweeney and
Local Master Moriarity, of the switchmen,
called together the members of the com'
Tcittee that has been conducting the
strike, and ' it was before long reported
tlat at 11 -p. m. a statement would be
ready. As early as 10:30 there was a camp
of newspaper men on the fourth floor of
the Genessee hotel, before the door of
room 103, the quarters that have been the
home of the switchmen's chief during his
atay in ISufTiUo. Shortly before 11 o'clock
the door was opened and the waiting
Vrrlial Statement by Sweeney.
The statement of the end of. the strike,
made verbally by the grand muster, was
in substance as follows: "The duly au
thorized committee has declared the strike
eff at. midnight, and I have sanctioned
their decisiou. Five hundred and fifteen
switchmen cannot cope with twelve big
railway corporations nnd 8,(K0 militia and
succeed. We have made a strong fight and
have lost." Asked if he had anything to
say in regard to the failure of the other
organizations to come to the nid of the
switchmen, Sweeney replied: fcLet them
speak for themselves. I have nothing fur
ther to say."
Other Trainmen Wouldn't II rip.
As other questions were about to be
asked Sweeney, a memlier of the commit
tee with whom the grand master had been
consulting created a small sized sensa
tion by sayins: "I want to say right L.e
that the br akemen, traintneuand firemen
refused to give us any help. My name is
Barrett and you can say I said so." Dur
ing this brief, but emphatic speech Swee
ney and others present trU-d to keep the
indiguant brother quiet, but he had his
Would Not Talk of the Future.
When asked to give his views on the
possibilities that the present strike may
lead to a renewal of the federation of rail
way employes. Sweeney declined to say
anything further, iu this respect following
the lead of other executives, who, when
asked the same question after the after
noon conference, simply answered that
the future was not discussed.
Caused General Rejoicing.
Ac soon as the news began to spread over
lie city, which it did very rapidly in spHe
of the storm, there was general rejoicing.
The immediate withdrawal of the troops
is not expected, as it will take more or less
time for a complete restoration of quint
and cessation of the guerilla-like attacks
to which non-nnion men and soldiers have
The Conference of the Leaders.
The conference of the grand masters was
Sweeney's trump card. If he could have
gotten them to agree with him he would
aiave teen fairly sure to win the strike so
he believed. He told the leaders that this
was not a struggle in which the rights of
one organization were Imperilled, but
those of organized labor in general, and if
they would unite with him they could
Strike a final and effective blow.
The principal opponent of the Sweeney
proposition was Sargent. He explained
bow strikes were ordered in his union
and said that none of the preliminary
steps had been taken by the men, ami he
could not act without them. Arthur was
not prestnt, and that in itself was a death
blow to the scheme, and was used by Sar
(rent, Wilkinson and Clnrk as an argu
ment against Sweeney's proposal.
INCIDENTS OF THE LAST DAY.
The Shooting of Blanaher His State
mentHeld in Kail.
BCFFALO, Aug. 25.-Thomas Manaher,
the striker who was shot at the Tlfft yard
Tuesday, is at the Sifters' hospital in a
dangerous condition. If peritonitis or some
other complication does not set In he may
recover. Charles Gable, the non-union
swltchmaulwho was so brutally beaten by
the strikers, is iu a critical condition. He
is Injured internally. The four rioters
captured when Manaher was shot were ar
raigned before Judge Green In the su
nreme court chambers yesterday on the
charire of riot and using violence and in
flicting injury upon another person with a
. - ii ciwli iurson to abstaiu
view f)i coiiu.-'" i - -
from iloiuir an act which such person had
lIUUC ut , t
, i -;..l.r to do.
fi." ntiestof the Lehigh Valley attor
v.. nostnoncd the examination
Cent, 2, nnd fixed bail at 1.K eacn.
P Manaher'. Version of the Blatter.
Manaher made a statement to the coro
ner yesterday. He admitted that he was
V striking switchman, and said he was
landing a the corner of Ganson street
and thfturnpike early in tj evening with
four or ive other men. Manaher struck
one of the nifn working on the Lehigh
Vallev. ami the man shot at him twice
with a revolver. Xone of the siiota took
effect. "Then the soldiers came up," said
Manaher, "and fired two shots and put
bullets in me. Tbvy did not tell me to
stop. I did not see the men who were
with me on Ganson street do anything. I
attacked the 'scab' because he was work
ing in my place. 1 carried no weapons."
Attacks on Nou-l'nion Men.
Three non-union men were on top of a
train on the Buffalo aud bouthwestern
division of the Erie, when the train wa
boarded by a mob of strikers who threw
the three non-union switchmen ott tae
cars and assaulted them with coupling
pins. Charles B. Henstenz was severely
cut and was taken into the Krie round
house, where a surgeon dressed his
wounds. Allen Richardson, who hails
from Boston, was so seriously injnred that
he was taken to the hospital. Henstenz
said that his assailants tried to throw one
of the men under the train. After the as
sault the men fled before an alarm could
be given and escaped.
Arbitration Hoard at 'Work.
The state board of arbitration began an
investigation of the strike yesterdao. Xo
railway officials were present, but fifty
strikers were on hand. John Mcilanon
gave testimony, telling how the railway offi
cials had refused to consider the demands
of the men, saying that the road (the Erie)
was poor and could not afford to raise
wages. The men finally decided by a vote
to strike, and did so Aug. 11. The hours
were from 7 to 7 with an hour for meals.
Sometimes they worked overtime, but got
nothing for it.
On the Lehigh Valley.
John Boss and Mat Coglan, two ex-Le-high
Valley switchmen, said that on one
occasion a crew was kept working thirty
six hours without sleep, while seventeeu,
tight een, and twenty hours' work without
sleep or time for meals was a common oc
currence. The next witness examined was
Joseph Boss. Before the ten-hour law went
into force they were supposed to work
eleven hours a day, but frequently worked
longer. Afterward they worked all sorts
of hours; sometimes eighteen hours a day.
They were paid by the hour, however.
Had Reason not to Object.
"Did you object."
"Xo sir; If I had objected some one
would have quickly been put in my place."
Other wit uesses testified to lon hours.
one saying that he was discharged for pro
testing against long hours and demanding
pay for overtime. Another witness swore
t hat when be had worked sixteen or seven
teen hours he would be credited with only
eleven. This testimony was confirmed by
number of witesses.
BOLD TENNESSEE MINERS.
They Are Reported To He Invading
Chattaxckxia, Aug. 23. A messenger
from Whiteside says that it is rumored
that miueis from Whiteside will attack
Cole City stockade. Cole City is in Geor
gia. Georgia's adjutant general has or
dered troops to be in readiuess to move to
the front. The invasion ol Ueorgia oy
Tennessee miners will provoke a serious
row, and Georgia can put 4,000 men in the
field ou short notice. The state officials of
Georgia ke the wires hot last night and
if the Tennessee rioters go across tne Hue
to begin tr ouble will give them a warm
Strikers' Women in Jail.
PlTTSBCKO, Aug. 25. Mrs. MarySemple,
Molly Lyous, and Julia Morris were yes
terday sent to the workhouse for stoning
non-union men at their work at the Carne
gie Lawrenc jville mills. They were at the
foot of Tnlrt y-Iourth Btreel wuen tne men
were proceeding to work yesterday, and
threw BtoueM at them and followed them
down the tracks. Mrs. Semple got six
months and the other two sixty days each.
The Strike at Eau Claire.
Eau Claike, Wis.. Aug. 25. The Dells
Lumber company announced yesterday
it would start its saw miil this morning
at 7 o'clock uud hereafter rm ten hours a
day aud pur the same wages as before,
thus granting the demands of the strik
ers. Tne other companies are sun aum
ing out against the striker.
Convicts Sent Rat-it.
Nashville, Auz. 23. The coo convicts
recently sent back here from Oliver
Springs, Tracy City and Inman by rioters
were yesterday formally ordered returned
to thews brauch prisons. They will be
protected by numerous guards.
Alleman Gives Bond.
KKOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 23. Charles T.
Alleman, assistant commissioner of mines
and labor, passed through the city yester
day to Coal Creek where he gave bonds for
his appearance from day to day.
On the Trotting Coarse.
HARTFoni. Conn., Aug. 25. The races
at Charter Onk park yesterday were won
as follows: 2:27 trot, Harry McXair, best
time 2:l:t:20 trot fur $10,000, Nightingale,
best time t':i:, beating her ow n record,
and also the track record; 2:19 pace. This
tle, best time, 2:14. '
Coljmiu s, O., Aug. 23. At yesterday's
meeting of the Columbus Driving associa
tion Evangeline won the- 2:16 trot, best
time 2:13K; Commodore Porter the 2:8s
trot, best" t:.ne 2:1&Y; Venture the 2:23
pace, best time 2:V; Coralloid the 2:20
trot, best time 2:15a'; Billy parks the 3:00
trot for yearlings, mile, best time l:28St.
He Will Go I.uuiR Hereafter.
Boston, Aug. 2.5. Yesterday while
small squad of convicts at the house of
correction, East Cambridge, were being
taken from their cells to the bath room,
Joseph I'aradis, who since an unsuccessful
attempt to escape last June has baen kept
iu close confinement, dashed out of his
squad and through the prison office to the
street. He was closely followed by
Deputy Master Ford, who after vainly
chasing the fugitive through several
Streets, was obliged to bring him down
with a revolver bullet ii the leg.
BELIEVES IT SOUND.
A Chicago Iron Hall Man Sup
DECLARES THE ORDER ALL EIGHT,
And Has Implicit Confidence in theMan
agement A Sketch of the Institution
When It Was Organised and Its Ob
jects What It Hoes for Its Members
Number of Assessments Levied Inter
esting Point from Judge Taylor's De
cree. Chicago, Aug. 23. William R. Delano,
deputy supreme justice for Illinois for the
Order of the Iron Hall, has returned to
Chicago from the east, where he has been
the last two weeks attending to business
pertaining to the organization. Mr. Delano
is at the head of the Illinois branches, and
has doue more, perhaps, toward building
up the order in this state than any other
one man. He said yesterday that he hon
estly believed that the management of the
order was all right. He knew Somerby
well, and had the most implicit confidence
in him. He favors an assessment to cover
the alleged shortage.
Something About the Order.
The Order of the Iron Hall has been in
existence eleven years. The first branch
was organized in Marion county, Ind.,
March 28, ISM, and was incorpo ted un
der the laws of that state. Today it em
braces 1,4411 branches, with S0.0J0 mem
bers, living in every state in the union
and every province in Canada. During its
career it has paid in benefits to members
$6,223,000, and its chief officers boast an
accumulated reserve fund of $1,500,000.
The main offices of the order are located at
Indianapolis in a building belonging to
Seventeen Branches at Chicago.
Chicago has seventeen branches, four of
which are sisterhood branches. The
branches in each state are in charge of a
deputy supreme justice, who is accounta
ble to the supreme sitting. All the
branches, in fact, collectively and indi
vidually, are under the control of the su
preme sitting, which is a representative
body composed of delegates elected from
the various districts.
Objects of the Organisation.
The motto of the Iron Hall is "Union,
Protection, Forbearauce." The objects of
the organization are to aid and protect its
members in Units of misfortuue, and give
them an opportunity to mitke a profitable
investments of small amounts that they
ordinarily would squander. That is the
way their prospectus puts it. Members
are paid sick benefits ranging from So to
$25 a week. At the end of seven years, if
the member has kept up his assessments
and drawn nothing out in the way of ben
fits, he gets $1,000.
Sick Iteneflts Are Uednrted.
All sums paid him for sick benefits dur
ing the seven years aie deducted from the
sum total, 1,0110. IJunng its eleven years
existence the Iron Hall has levied ISO as
sessments The assessment on the $H KK
certificate is $J.53. That insures $2 5 a
week in case of sickness. If a memlier
should be totally disabled from further
work he is allowed then and there half the
sum that would be due him at the expira
tion of the seven years. The same regu
lation applies in case of death.
Collection of Assessments.
The assessments are collected by the
various branches which forward 8-1 per
cent, of the money to the supreaie treas
ury at Indianapolis. The balance remains
iu the hands of the branch officers. They
loan it at interest and each year draw one
seventh of the amount to pay maturing
certificates, leaving six-sevenths of the re
serve f uud iu control of the branch.
THE VERY LATEST.
DECREE OF THE COURT.
One of Great Interest t. Members of the
ISDIANAroLIS, Aug. 25. The decree is
sued by Judge Tarlor regarding the af
fairs of the Iron Hall of most interest to
members provides that all of the active
branches and the members thereof at the
date of the filing of the complaint July'
29 who had paid their assessments and
other liabilities to the supreme sitting,
including assessment Xo. 180; or who shall
pay these assessments and other liabilities
to their several branches by October, 192;
and which branches, through their proper
officers, shall fully account for and pay
over the same to the receiver; and also pay
over to the receiver all reserve funds and
accumulations, or in case the reserve
funds have been invested then assign the
securities to the receiver by the 10th of
October; shall be entitled to share in the
funds now or hereafter coming into the
hands of the receiver for distribution.
Somerby Goes to Philadelphia.
Supreme Justice Somerby left the city
Tuesday night, going to Chicago and
thence to Philadelphia, where his wife is
ill. There is no truth in the story that he
has' decamped. Haughville branch last
night appointed a committee to raise a
fund to prosecute the supreme officers.
Sisterhood brauch Xo. 675, which meets at
the order's home office, last night turned
the group picture of the supreme sitting to
the wall and pasted a siguover it, reading:
"Don't spit on the floor."
A Sort of Jesse James Case.
Xew OliLEAKS, Aug. 25. Investigations
made in Washington parish where Eu
gene Bunch, the noted outlaw, was killed,
reveal facts tending to show that Hob-
good, the accomplice of Bunch, was hired
by those interested in tne apprenension ol
the outlaw to till mm, Deing promisea
immunity from prosecution if he did the
Nominated a Professor.
DebMoises, la., Aug. 25.-K A. Ott,
professor of elocution in Drake university,
was yesterday nominated for congress by
the People's party of the Seventh dis
trict; Walter H. Butler was nominated by
the Democrats of the Fourth district, ana
Thomas Updegraff was nominated by the
Republicans of the same district.
London, Aug. 25. The election at
Derby, component upon Sir William Har
court's entering the cabinet, was held
yesterday mid Sir William was elecud
over Farmer Atliius, nis erratic conser-
vactive opponent.by a vote of 6,508 to 1,019.
The result was a goiegoue conclusion.
Uzsio' Rordeu'a Slip of the Tongue.
Boston, Aug. 2o. Lizzie Borden, in the
presence of the police matron, yesterday
accused her sister of "giving her away."
The police look upou this slip of the
tongue as almost a confession. Lizzie is
accused of the murder of her aged father
A Blood v Assault.
Bcffalo.N. Y., Aug. 25. This morning
t n rrirner of Swan and Main streets, a
omwri of switchmen surrounded Master
workman Storaenev. demanding that be
ju.k strikA from New York to Chi
cago. " Words ensued and Switchman
Quinn of the Nickel Plate struck Sweeney
a ferocious blow, knocking him down.
Blood flowed in a stream from Sweeney's
nose. Quinn eot the leader's head against
a telegraph pole,; and pounded him until
pulled away amid the most intense tx
Troops So be Withdrawn.
Albany, Aug. 25 Gov. Flower said
that now that the strike was declared off,
trnnna would be withdrawn from Buf
falo prudently under direction of Aoj -
Fate of an Inspection Crew.
Grbenxilxb, Pa., Aug. 25 Early
this morning Bridge Foreman Fisher, of
tho Pituhnror & f.ake Erie railwav. with
several employes, 6tarted on an engine to
inspect tne Driages aiong me nuc tu
had been damaged by last evening's
storm. While crossing a bridge at Dick
onberg the structure gave way, and en-
mno iml mr-n were hurled to the bottom
of a deep ravine, resulting in the death of
gsjea The Cholera Scare.
Washington. Aug. 25. There are
grave fears among the government au
thorities that the cholera epidemic may
reach the United States. Extra precau
tions are being taken in the examination
of all imports.
Swansea (Wales) tin pla te roaaufao
turers are discussing t he subject of clos
ing down their works on account of the
prevailing low prices.
Congressional nominations: Ninth Illi
nois district, X. S. Scrivens (Peoples);
Sixth Iowa, Frederick E. White (l)em.);
First Minnesota,William H.Harris (Deui.);
Seventh Tennessee, X. X. Cox (Dem.);
Eleventh 1'ennsylvatna, Lemuel Ammer
Obituary: At Canandaigua, X. Y., ex
Governor Myron H.Clark, aged 86. At
Brooklyn, X. Y., E. Louis Lowe, ex-Governor
of Maryland, aged 6a.
During lest week SIS car-loads, con
taining 8,816 tons of green fruit, were
shipped east from California over the
Central Pacific S: far this season 6,600,
000 pounds more fruit have been shipped
than were last year.
Frank Smith has been held for trial in
the United States district court for the
murder of Deputy Marshal Wellmau in
Johnson county, Wyo., during the cattle
General Edward S. Bragg is making a
strong ficht for indorsement by the Wis
consin Democratic convention for United
Miss Eldora Paddock, of Corydon, Ind.,
took poison with fatal effect. Unrequited
love is tae reason assigned.
Frank Desmond, Martin Kornstxd, and
Joseph Walker, comprising the board of
the town of Superior, who were arrested
on the charge of embezzling public funds,
have had a hearing. The court held that
the guilt of the prisoners was not shown.
and they were discharged.
Christian Obreicht, son of the wealthy
lumberman, is under arrest at Baraboo,
Wis., charged with arson.
Cholera is now raging at Hamburir,
Havre and Antwerp, three ports frim
which immense numbers of emigrauts sail
to this country.
The Dalton gang held up a station
agent at Xowata, I. T., and carried away
(1,500 in cash.
Fire at Chenoa, 111., destroyed property
of the value of 50,000.
Aldermau Kimball, of Rock ford, I1L, at
a meeting of the council charged that
City Treasurer John D. Watterman, presi
dent of the Forest City National bank,
had so arranged city funds that the muni
cipal corporation unnecessarily paid in
terest on $32,000.
The American Bar association is hold
ing its annual meeting at Saratoga.
The Tennessee board of inspectors will
return the convicts to the mines from
which they were recently driven by the
free miners and will increase the number
of guards at each stockade.
John P. Kunze, who was set free in the
Crouin case because there was no i .-idence
to convict him, is in jail at Chicago on a
charge of stealing wall paper.
The Chicago base ball aggregation has
signed Harry Miller, a "south paw" pitcher
who made a reputation with the Peoria
There seems to be little going on
in musical circles of late, but there
is much talk, among musical people,
of the marvelous cure of Miss B ,
the high contralto singer, tv ho has
long Buffered from a 6evere throat
or bronchial affection, superinduced
by Catarrh in the Head, and who
has been perfectly cured by the
use of Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy,
coupled with the use of Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery. For
all bronchial, throat and lung affec
tions, and lingering coughs, the " Dis
covery" is an unequaled remedy.
When complicated with Chronic
Nasal Catarrh, its use should be
coupled with the use ef Dr. Sage's
Catarrh Remedy. Of all druggists.
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
mill . ,
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of tie
JPietrios ard Orretri,
WEBER, 8TU YVESANT, DECKER BROS., WHEELOCK,
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
rA foil line also of etnall Musical merchandise. We have in oar employ a firet-clate Piano Tuner.
"Well begun is half done' Begin your housework by
buying a cake of
Sapolio is a solid cake of Scouring Soap used for all clean
ing purposes Try it.
DAVENPORT FAIR m-EXPOSITION
DAVENPORT, EOWA, SEPT. 5-6-7-8-9.
SPLENDID BUILDINGS, GRAND STOCK. HORTICULTURAL, AGRI
. CULTURAL A . D MECHANICAL DISPLAY.
$I2,000 IN PREWIUPS. $4,000 IN RACE PURSES.
TUESDAY. SEPT. G. j THURSDAY. SEPT. S.
Ci s 1 ?-4.". troilintr S4nn.oo i i i.ass 7. snw ironing itfi.vu
Ci :Vy.-ir-o'i) Imaiii or i:t-!u . . . 2 0 i Class H H.-ilf mile and reie;it, runtiinir, .0il
Class 3. '.T-'S tro'tiiii:
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7.
Class 4. i':."s tittina "
Class 5. Mile l:i!i iun!'.i:i
Class i.. :.J0 i;ii-ini;
Class X l'rec-for-all trotting
FRIDAY. SEPT. 0.
one i Class i i. Mile ami reMnt. running..
-:0.UW Class li Free-for-all iaeinj;
One and One-Third Fare the Round Trip from Points within 200 Miles
in Iowa and 100 Miles in Illinois.
RAPID TRANSIT TO AND FROM GROUNDS.
Railroad and Electric Cars Every Few Minutes.
See local papers for railroad notices.
For information address,
P. W. McMANUS, Secretary,
S PECAC LESj
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(N. B. cor. ?fh and Oiive). St. Loni. ha
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glasses, and also for his Diamond Non
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The glasses are the greatest invention
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chasing a pair of thee Non-Chanpeable
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T. H. THOMAS hasa fail assortment
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over any and all others now in use to cal
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ANALYTIC AND DISPENCING
Will be located on Fifth avenue and Twentjsthird street on or before August 1.
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