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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. -Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Til IS AUG US.
Txtk-day. October 18 1S93
A Funny Man Causes a Lot of
STRIKE ON THE SANTA IE RAILWAY
Brought on by a Telegraph Operator Who
Wanted a Joke ou Manager Sweet
Twelve Hours Wasted by the Pleasantry
The Strike Ordered Oft- and the Joker
Innanger or an Opportunity to Wonder
Where the l'im C'oiues In The Missouri
St. I.OCI3, Oct. IS. The railways
throughout the southwest were supposed
yesterday to he on the verye of
what would probably prove to bo the most
complete tie-up in recent years. Yesterday
a dispatch reached Toin-ka purporting to
come from Chief Ramsey, of the telegraph
ers' order, calling out nil the men on the
whole Santa Fe system as part of the strike
inaugurated Sunday on the Gulf, Colorado
and Santa Fe. General Manager Robinson
in vain declared the dispatch bogus. The
men went out all the same. The general
manager said the dispatch emanated from
a waggish (?) operator of Dodge City as a
joke. But the strikers kept right on strik
ing. Prodnced a Document.
Then the general manager produced
proof of his correctness. He showed the
strikers another dispatch, purporting to
come this time from the cause of all the
trouble, "H. M. Barber, Dodge City." This
humorist telegraphed that the strike
order was a fraud perpetrated by the said
Barber as a joke on Manager Sweet. The
strikers looked on this askance and wanted
to know what, the manager took them for.
They insisted that Chief Ramsey's sisma- ; Gould, "and that an' answer was expected
is rn tt. lrfmis, nnu ni irjmi.T, en. . ,
at Galveston, and that they hud told him
that the strike was proptrrly ordered. Tnu
train dispatchers had hanuled Si 1 passen
ger trains and live stock ami perishable
freight trains yesterday afternoon. All
other trains had been side-t racked.
Needs a Little Kxplauation.
Why these gentlemen should have tele
graphed as above is a mystery, for just as
Ramsey was preparing to leave this city
for Chicago last night, a messenger handed
him three telegrams. One was from To-pc-ku,
and read: "A message dated Galves
ton, Oct. Ill, addressed to all thedispatchers
aud operators, signed by 1. G. Ramsey, or
dering a strike on the Atchison, Topeka
und Santa l'V system at lu o'clock this
morning, v.-n. sent over t he s'a:it:i Ke wires
about !.:.:.) o'clock this morning. Iuquiry
skows that this message originated at
Dodge City, jliere the writer quotes the
bogus message. J Chairman Somers ob
jecis to issuing the lioccssary notice to
operators to return to work until he hears
from yon. and is waiting for instructions
from you. Please wire him at Kmporia at
enre. Answer. Tins was signed by li. B.
'Ji-uimel, Supt rinfendcr.t of Telegraph.
Took Kani-rv'. Itreatli .Away.
The other u iegnim was from E. S. Tob?y.
deputy grand chief. It read: "J. D. Soin
eis wire that Santa Fe system went out at
10 o'clock today on strength of mesagj
dated Galveston. Oct. 1t'. signed by you.
Wire him how to act. AVe know nothing
of the message, and it is not official."'
When Ramsey read these dispatches they
nearly took his breath away. He imme
diately sent a telegram to the men request
ing them to return to work at once. Just
before he took the train for Chicago he be
gan receiving messages from different
points along the road that the wires were
once again at work and the trains had com
menced to move. He wired the general
manager of the Atchison. To nek a and
j Santa l'e to have the operator who sent the
I bogus message arrested and he would
j prosecute him to the fullest extent of the
j Waiting to Hear from .lay Gould.
In reference to the position of affairs on
the Missouri Pacific Ramsey said that the
I order was wait iug to hear from Mr. Jav
CHICAGO EN FETE.
The Garden City Putting on a
HER NEW ROBES MAKE HER RADIANT
lure must be on any order they got before
they will obey the same. So the trains wre
all stopped and not a wheel was running.
More Trouble Looming I.' p.
Such was the situation at Toneka. And
the possibilities was quite serious. Yester
day's tie-up was only a beginning. There
are 400 operators on the St. Ixiuis and San
Francisco and 300 on the Atlantic and Pa-
cific roads, both of which are operated by
the pacta Fe. The striking operators here
say that all of these will go out if the
troubles with the Gulf road are not adjnst
ed. The Gulf road is not owned by the
Santa Fe, but it is operated by it under a
lease. General Manager Robinson is its j
vice president. Grand Chief Ramsey was in '
this city, and said he had no doubt tl at
the order to strike at Topcka was genuine.
The deputy jrand chief, E. S. Tobey, has
charge of the Santa Fe matter. J
Dropped Work at Kansas City.
The Kansas City operators were as
prompt to quit work as those at Topeka. !
It was a little after 10 a. m. that the Kan-
sas City men received the message to go 1
out. To many of them it was something
of a surprise, but as soon as each of them
wrote the word "Ramsey" he took his hand
from his instrument and from that time
forth he was deaf to any business message
over his ticker. All he could hear was
when some brother operator called him up
to talk about the strike. There are twelve
operators in Kansas City five at the freight
depot, one on Union avenue, two at the
Chicago crossing, and the others in the
yards. At 10:30 o'clock for all practical
purposes the lines along the Santa Fe were
as dead as though every one wis grounded.
Mixing with the Train Men.
At Denver there is already a tie-up, the
result of a strike of train men. The opera
tors propose to "mix" and have announced
that unless their grievances are also at
tended to at once they will go out. And
the trainmen say that their case must soon
be attended to or they will have every man
in thetransportation department of that line
the Rio Grande out on strike. President
Jeffries' invitation to the arbitrationcom
xnittee to meet him at Denver, he offering
a special car fromPueblo.has been scorned.
The men say that the president must con
fer with them there, although he is known
to be seriously ill.
Wan Hogus After All.
At 8:10 last Tiiht the following message
was received at Topeka.bringing t he st rike to
a sudden termination. It is dated: Emporia,
Kas., Oct. 17, and addressed to all opera
tors and despatchers:
"The message dated Galveston, Tex., Oct.
10, signed D. C. Ramsey has leen proven to
be a lKtrus message. All members will re
turn to work on; receipt of this message.
Tbisdos not apply to men on the Gulf,Colo
rado and Santa Fe.
"D. G. Ramsey. Grand Chief,
"J. D. Somki:, Chairman."
The men all returned to work.
;i:sis morning. -o ultimatum has la-en
' made to the Missouri Pacific. George C.
. Smith was also .een and said that the
j telegraphers' demand had been redticed to
: idiottt .f'xV(x per annum, and that he had
recommended an advance .if t':iS.:V per an
num. ,-I expect to hear from Xew York
tomorrow; if I do not l.ear tin n I expect
that the men will work another day untii I
do hear." The Cs It :i IJelt line operators
await the decision of the ?.Iisouri case.
The "Frisco late has not thus far become
involved in the tiv.ible. the contract with
the order ami the latter company being only
' signed on Sept.. 1 of this year.
i Home-.te.-Kl strikers tioing Itark.
PlTTsnt'RG. Oct. Is. -Eleven strikers, all
skilled workmen, went back to work at the
Carnegie ltoniesti'.til mill wsterd.iv.
Vlngs and Color, of All Nations Beautify
. Her Buildings and Old Glory Waves in
Triumph Over All United States Cav
alry and Artillery Arrive to Take Part
in the Festival Noted Indians niong
the Troopers State Troops En Route.
Chicago, Oct. 18. Millions of flags be
gan yesterday to practice the welcoming
they are meant to flutter to all the people
who are coming to celebrate the dedication
of the big fair. The people wondered at
the myriads of bright little banners danc
ing in the sunlight yesterday morning.
They had been put in position during the
uight. The banners represented every spot
under the sky. The stars and stripes of
course was everywhere, and particularly
on the highest, flagstaff's. In the decora
tions compliments are paid to all the na
tions of the earth and to some lands that
once were nations and have a notion of be
ing nations again, but the stars anil stripes
are every wheie in the place of honor, away
np at the top.
Madu the Old Town Look New.
Chicago looked like a brand new town.
The traiifsortnation from the day before
was extraordinary. Business houses that
on Sunday looked dull and gloomy were
turned as if by magic into bright leauty
spots, resplendent with rainbow coloring.
Ma nv store proprietors were holding back.
fearful of the weather. A good deal of the
stuff used in decorating is not very fast in
the matter of color, and a rainstorm would
well nigli destroy it. But yesterday's sun
shine reassured the managers, and in an
hour after dawn thousands of men wei-e
busy with stuffs of all colors making the
city beautiful, especially on the routes of
Residence District Not Behind.
Then in the residence district an old-time
Fourth of .July spirit seems to le stirring
the souls of the people. They all seem to
feel 1 hat this is going to le a great week
for Chicago, that something big, and pretty
as well as big, is expected of this sturdy
town. Rich men on the boulevards have
caught the popular ardor. There appears
to be nothing mechanical alxmt the lively
preparations. Committees were appointed
to see to it that the districts in which th-y
reside should decorate. But somehow the
memlers of the committees seem to have
their hands full in putting their own house
Decorations Generally Hnmtoniona.
Considering that the decorations are be
ing put up in the way Chicago does', most
things in a hurry and that the plan is
every one for himself, it is surprising that
there is such a scarcity of discord in the
general mak-up. To look along any of the
decorated streets last evening was to see a
displav that a as whole was bright anil !
pleasing, nothing cheap or tawdry, nothing
to j.ir the nerves of an artist or any other
kind of being.
THE SOLD SOJER
WILL TRY TO BEAT HIS WAY.
Novt Trip of a Wheelman on a S3.000
Plainfield, N. J., Oct. IS. Harry
Villa rd Wylie. well-known New York
cyclist, passed through here yesterday
morning ou his way to Chicago on a novel
wager. The bet is for ;,rKio and was made
F. P. Prial, t he official handicapper of the
with I.. A. W. Its provisions are that Wylie is
to travel from Xew York to Chicago with
out a cent in his pocket; is to !cg, borrow,
or steal his food, and in general beat his
way. He started from New York yester
day morning and had a quite a time in
getting across the North river. Finally a
Pavonia ferry hand let him through and
his journey was begun.
Has to Keep a Record.
DTe carried a book in which every one who
helps him along or furnishes him with
money or meals inscribes his name to a
certificate that he received no compensa
tion for it. He expects to go by the way of
Philadelphia, Magerstown, Wheeling, Col
umbus and Indianapolis. He has just
completed a similar trip from Boston to
Washington and back to New York with a
total expenditure of 30 cents.
WHAT OUR RAILWAYS COULD DO.
ROBINSON GAINS HIS POINT.
He Proves That the Strike Dispatch Was
M Rank Fraud.
General Manager Robinson is not to be to affect the peneral business of the country.
dazed by anything less startling than an
The Way They Could Carry Troops in Case
J of War.
! WA&niXGTOX, Oct. IS. Incidental to the
war flurry occasioned by the Chilian af
fair officers of the various railroads re
ceived communications from government
officials asking for information relative to
the movemert of troops in large bodies.
Yesterday Secretary Elkins received a let
ter from J. T. O'Dell, general manager of
the Baltimore and Ohio road, stating that
since the G. A. R. encampment here he was
able to reply to the inquiry.
) And Still Carry On General Business,
j The four trunk lines, he says, can move
from the interior to the coast, taking the
mean distance at 1,000 miles, 350.001) troops
in thirty hours, together with their neces
sary equipments, horses, etc, and supplies.
At the same time, he savs. these roads can
move enough commercial supplies so as not
earthquake. So he kept np his work of prov
ing that the strike dispatch wasltogus. The
next thing he did after the Barlier telegram
failed to act was to procure a telegram
from Deputy Chief Tobey himself declar
ing that the order was a fraud the order
to strike, that is. He then telegraphed
President Manvel at Chicago: "At 3:05
o'clock a message was sent via Western
Union wire to Chairman Somers at Em
poria from Galveston, Tex., signed E. S.
ToiH-y, telling Somers that no orders had
been issued from there calling out any
telegraphers except those on the Gulf, Col
orado and Santa Fe road, and for him to
bulletin the entire system." i
Somen Wanted the Cypher. '
Chairman Somers is the chief of this di
vision of the order. The telegram referred
to by Robinson Somers declined to recog
nize because it did not come in the cypher
of the order. Last night he notified J. S.
Btottler.manager of the Santa Fe telegraph
offices in this city, that he had been in com- i
jnjmj. cation with both Chief Ramsey, who '
Bloody Crime of an Indian.
San Diego, Cal., Oct. 18. An old couple
named Geyser, living alone in this city,
were murdered by a burglar at an early
hour yesterday morning. Mr. and Mrs.
Geyser were aged respectively 09 and 71.
Neighbors named Piper, father and son,
hearing cries went to the house and found
Jose Traviel. an Indian, in the room, where
the old couple were lying dead, their heads
having been pounded to a jelly. The Pipers
attempted to capture the Indian, when he
drew a knife, cutting them both, but in
flicting only slight wounds. After a des
perate struggle the murderer was overpow
ered. zs ' r-
Danbcky, Ct., Oct. 18. The Roman
Catholic church in this place was robbed
early yesterday, and six golden chalices
were taken by the thieves. Other valuable
property from the altars is also missing.
The chalices alone were value d at' over
(3,000. The police are working on the case,
but have no clew to the burglars.
Vucle Sam's Troops Arri-ing
Some Big Injuns.
From noon until long after dark yester
day the cavalry and artillery of the regular
army which are to take part in the dedi
cation ceremonies on Friday kept arriving
in detainments at Jackson park. In the
south west corner of the grounds, where the
Belt line enters the World's fair grounds,
a large plat form has Ixvn built for the dis
embarka; ion of the tro ips, and to ti,e west
of this a vacant j:imv had !: . -lea ret I
w'.'tre arti".:; tynitii could park their
guns and the nvalrv p!c':e t! t"'r hor-cs.
The T :; That Arriwil.
At '.oY!ot in I;..' i: m n-i.i u :r t:-itps i" i'.i:tl
K of t':e " :.;h e.i v;;!: y and light h.:f..iy
Eoft'ie i-'ji-sl artwlcjy 'eft For; .-In-rior..
at:tl r .tcl.eii the Vt'i r. i fair gt . : :i
after 1 o'clock. To. re wev : .!: .
Qr.'n kiy follow; :;g t::e For. S!:eri.-: i ; i
came t lie thre.- huht battcrivs fre.n-. i-.
Riley. Thi-He were A and !" of ; v .-'. : :
artillery anil F of the Fourth i:i:.: -ry. 'i ; .
Strength of the detai !.!.; ::i w.t. ! ' i .n;-...
The Sixth cavalry sent two troop. :i h
band from Fort Niobrara, :r.ir.i...vi;. ;
Had Sonic Redskins with locm.
Among 1 1 I ndians in 1 h- i roo- are i n
or tne ceieiiratea warrior, i -.v.- f-t r.r.r-,
who is a sergeant, and High Rear and
Spotted Eagle, both corporals. Tne I i i.
ans make smart looking trx pt rs nv.d are
apparently as proud of tlieir tinifiinii a
ever they were of their war pidnt. The
Fifth cavalry sent two troops from Fot!
Reno 154 men. The two troops of th::
Ninth cavalry, the colored regiment which
did such good service in the Indian cam
paign, from Fort Robinson, were the last
to arrive, and with them was troop I., the
Indian troop of the Third cavalry, from
Fort Meade. There were 175 men.
Infantry to Come In To-Morrow.
Brigadier General E. A. Carr, of the army
of the Missouri, formerly colonel of the
Sixth cavalry, who is to be in command of
the United States regulars in the military
parade Friday, arrived yesterday. The in
fantry of the regular army and the state
troops will not arrive till to-morrow,
though Adjutant Hemphill and Quarter
master Kline, of the First Michigan, were
ou the grounil yesterday making prepara
tions for their men.
Itlililiamen En Route.
During tomorrow will arrive national
guardsmen from seven states. They are as
follows: Ohio, 2,000: Michigan, 500; Iowa,
1,200; Indiana. 1,000; Wisconsin, 1,200; Min
nesota, l,0iK); Missouri, 000; total, '7,500.
Adopted the New Hymnal.
Baltimore, Oct. 18. That Episcopal con
vention yesterday adopted the new hymnal
with these changes: Omit hymns 93, part
2. 208 and 652; restore hyms 248, 3S)S,
318, 504; add a doxology to hymn 13G, and
prefix the first verse of hymn 314 to hymn
OHO. These changes were greeted with cries
of "Good!" one of the hyms restored being
the old favorite, "How Firm a Founda
tion. The division of the dioceses of Flor
ida and Michigan was agreed to.
Eight Persons Suffocated.
Rome, Oct. 18. Five workmen in the
sulphur mines near Palermo were suffo
cated yesterday by mephitic gas. Several
workmen who escaped from the mine called
foi help. Ttc gendarmes and the wife of
one of the five men who had been left dying
in the mine volunteered to go to the rescue.
All three entered the mine. They have not
returned aud are supposed to have been
suffocated. Recovery is impossible.
Silver on the I'p-Grade.
Washington", Oct. IS. The treasury de
partment yesterday . purchased 702,000
ounces of silver atfrom SO. 6000 to $0.8690 per
Rev. Dr. Lawrence M. Col felt has
signed the pastorate of the Oxford Presby
terian church in Philadelphia because hs
held views incompatible with several car
dinal points of the Presbyterian creed.
The Buffalo Ten-cent Permanent Sav
ings and Loan association, which was plun
dered by its late treasurer, Dann, has been
formally declared insolvent.
John Schubert was fatally injured at
Chicago and his brother George overcome
by gas escaping from a gasometer in the yard
of the People s Gas Light and Coke com
The steamer Bokhara, of the Peninsula
and Oriental line, was wrecked on Sand isl
and, near the island of Formosa. She car
ried a large number of passengers, the
greater part of whom were lost.
Adjutant General Reece, Illinois Na
tional Guard, has issued an order for the
establishment of a camp for rifle practice
at Fort Sheridan from Oct. 24 to Oct. 29.
J. Conn & Co., bankers, of Alvinsnn,
Ont., have made an assignment, with lia
bilities, ft0,000; assets, 20,000.
Tommy Warren, the feather-weight pu
guistic cnampion, attempted to kill a
young gambler named Root in a low resort
in Waco, lex. He shot wide of his mark,
however, and the bullet from his pistol
killed Clement Stovel, a colored man.
Gladstone has had his eyes examined by
a distinguished oculist, who assured him
that he had no cause for the anxiety he has
felt since the injury he received in July
last that he was in danger of losing his
Fncarnacion Garza, a brother and asso
ciate ot the .Mexican revolutionary leader,
has been captured on the island of Cuba
and will be taken back to Mexico under the
charge of murder. Catarino Garza is said
to le in Chili.
The authorities at Jamestown, N. Y., are
investigating a case wherein a young
woman. Miss Ionora Waggoner, of Buf
falo, was permitted to die of typhoid fever
without a physician lieing called in. Her
parents were adherents of the faith cure.
Owen Cliffonl. of New .York, a lalxirer,
while in a fit of drunken rage rushed upon
Edmund McNamara and split his head open
with an ax.
Joseph Raymond, of New Orleans, dis
covered after he had 1 een married eight
months that his wife was quadreen. He
applied for a divorce on the ground that
this fact hail been cancealed from him
prior to marriage, but the judge refused
the divorce because their was no relief in
Sickness and despondency incited Chas.
Wismar, 73 years old. of Ithaca, N. Y. to
send a bullet through his brain.
The OongregHt ionallsts.
Minneapolis, Oct. is. The Congrega
tional convention yesterday adopted reso
lutionsdeclaringits sympathy with colored
people of the south who are subjected to
lawlessness and violence and deprived of
their rights under the federal constitu
tion, and that every citizen has the right
to vote and have his vote counted as
cast. A resolution was tabled providing
for the formation i'f a committee to confer
v ith like con. le.itti es from ot her churches
aial issue an adi.ivs on matters of public
interest rhat i.:ay arise from time to time
and report to tin- i-ext council. The pro
position for a constitutional amendment
prohil it ing interferi-r.ee by the state with
religion was adopted.
Vriglitfnlly Slashed with a Razor.
CaulisLK, Pa.. Oct. is. A fatal cutting
affray occurred Sunday night near Mt-
chanicsburg. William Reed, while on his
way home, was attacked by Paul Stone
with a razor, rutting him in a frightful
manner, iteeti n.is live large wounds, one
reaching from his net k sixteen inches
down his hack and two inches deep. A cut
across the stomach is twenty inches long,
from which his intestines protruded. Both
men were paying attention to the sanis
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed proposals will be received by
tie Young Men's Christian Association
until November 1st, 1892, for labor and
material required to complete the build
ing of said association at Rock Islind,
I I Copies of drawings and specifica
tions can be had at the office of 'he asso
ciation on and after this date. Contrac
tors are n quested to make separate pro
posals for finishing by Feb. 1st or by
May 1st. 1893 Bids will slsr be received
for equipping tbe ouildins; eithtr with
steam or hot water system of beating:.
Contractors are invited to be present at
the opening of bids and the association
reserves tbe riebt to reject any or all
proposals. Georgk C. Blaksi.ee.
Oct. 12. 1893 Secr.-Ury.
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
All on one side
the offer that's male by the pro-
Krietors of Dr. Sage's Catarrh
Lemcdy. It's $500 reward for an
incurable- case of Catarrh, no mat
ter how bad, or of how long stand
ing. They mean what tlTey say ;
they're responsible, and the offer
has been made for years. It's all
on your eidts you lose your catarrh,
or you're paid $500 for keeping' it.
But it's safe for them, too they
know you'll be cured.
Dr. Sage's Remedy produces per
fect and permanent cures of Chronic
Catarrh in the Head, as thousands
can testify. "Cold in the Head"
is cured with a few applications.
Catarrhal Headache is relieved and
cured as if by magic. It removes
offensive breath, loss or impairment
of the sense of taste, smell or hear
ing, watering or weak eyes, and
impaired memory, when caused by
the violence of Catarrh, as they all
frequently are. Kerned sola by
druggists, 50 cents.
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of tfce
!Pieiro eircL Orarjs,
WEBER, 8TUYVESANT, DECKED BROS., WHEELOCK
ESTEY, AND GAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
ra fol? line leo of email Musical merchandise. We have In onr emt.loy a first -claw Piano Tnner
At never before heard of prices
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1309 and 1811 Second Avenue.
The best line of
Call in and see
FINE LINE OF
SCHOOL SHOES ever shown in the
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1704 SECOND AVENUE.
We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth avenue
and Twenty-third St., and will be known as the
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
KOH87 VON KOECKRITZ, Pharmacist.
The Bee Hive not only
shows the largest and
best bought stock of
cloaks and millinery in the
tri-cities, but can and does
offer bargains in each de
partment calculated to
paralyze competition, open
the eyes of everv wide
awake cash buyer, and
prove to all that the Bee
Hive is "second to none"
in stock, styles or low
Your self-interest leads
you to the
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