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THE AltGUS, FRIDAT, DECEMMEK USD.
POLITICS OUT WEST
Likely T7 Be Interesting, Espe
cially in Kansas.
Highest of all in Lea'.'cr.-tnj
-Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
A Boom in Books.
ALLEGED PE0JE0T OF POPULISTS.
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'THE STRIKE IS ON,
And the Usual Convicting Re
ports Are Current.'
BOTH SIDES CLAIM A WIN SO TAB.
Bantsey Bays 95 Per Cent, of the Operator
Are Oat and 8. John That Rat Thirty
Mght Eut of the Hlnoiri Have Quit
Their Kjr-M. Trouble Banning Trains
at Chicago Ramon That the Trainmen
Will 8a p port the Telegraphists From
Chicago, Dee, 8. The point of interest
developed in connection with the strike
yesterday was the possibility of the operat
ors bring joined by the members of the
Diner railroad tabor organisations of the
Bock Island company. Early in the morn
ing Ramsey and several of his colleagues
paid visit to the switchmen's headquar
ters. While no details as to the result of
the conference were made public it stated
generally that the meeting was on of the
friendliest kind, and that whatever action
nay be necessary on the part of the switch
men to help their brother laborers will be
reaauy performed. Kamsev had alen
ral telegraphic communications from the
chiefs of the various railroad orders, all
dealing with tin question of immediate in
Bulletins f isa Strikers.
I believed that the chiefs will pay a
visit to Ramsey within the next two or
sure as vs. Bulletins were kssced yester
day in answer to St. John's statement that
only thirty-eik-ht cf the c Derate re had bom
Ml The bulletin declare that all opera
tors and dispatchers except chief dispatch
ers were out en masse. One ballet Lb read:
"afore than 83 per cent cf the men went
cut. The company expect the mea be
weaken in three days. Stand firm for three
months if necessary. Do not be hood
winked by trains loaded with clerks who
will stop at your station representing
themselves as operators. We arc care to
A Beyaettea "Saabs."
With reference to the situation Ramsey
has this to say: "I understand the Rock
bland management have started aa office
at the Union hotel for the purpose of re
ceiving applications from and employing
cab operators. If each operators be em
ployed we cannot prevent trouble. The
members of the various other railroad or
ganisations, such as switchmen, locomotive
engineers, firemen, etc., would decline to
perform any work on telegrams received
from such employes; therefore, there would
be a tie-up much worse than that which
Will follow from the strike of the tele
graphers. Moreover, the employment of
non-union operators does not redound to
the credit of any company."
ANOTHER VIEW OF THE CASE.
St. John Insists that Bat Thirty-Eight
Have Quit Work.
Notwithstanding the fongrjing it is a
question whether .the strike is a succew.
General Manager St. John sticks to his
statement that out of 3s0 operators in the
employ of the road east of the Mis
souri, only thirty eight left their instru
ments at 10 a. m, yesterday. There miht
be a dozen more, but he had received official
notice of only thirty-eight. Regarding the
840 men employed Wist of the river he
could not speak positively, but from what
he had heard few of those Imd gone out.
Chief Ramsey on the other hand claims
that S'A men left their instruments all over
the Him: k Island system on the recept of
his order, and that between Chicago and
Rock Island, out of forty-eight operators
only three remained at work. Which of
these statements is correct only time will
The Kal Not Inconvenienced.
One thing is certain, and that is that the
Rock Inland railway was not at all incon
venienced yesterday from lack of operators
and train dispatchers, and everything
worked rh smoothly as usual, except where
now delayed traffic, It is possible that
Chief Ramsey will hold a conference with
Chief Arthur, of the engineers, and Wil
kitisou, of the trainmen, iutbe near future.
There is a possibility of the operators being
joined by them- to orgau.Zdlioiis and cer
tainly an effort will be uiadu to induce
them to step out if the strike is prolonged.
TIED UP AT THE WEST END.
Koek Island Operators Ouit at Kansas
City, Topnka and Everywhere Kins.
Kansas City, Dec. 8. Despite all re
porta to the contrary, the Rock Island in
al! the territory adjacent to Kansas City, is
completely tied up. Every operator in
Kansas City, St. Joseph, Topeka, Wichita
and all the more important points so far as
can be heard from is out with the exception
of Liiitrwifeltor at Topeka, who is the as
sistant superintendent of telegraph for the
western division, and a young lndy at
Wichita. The iiock Island -has no direct
line into Kansas City. Trains from the
north and ca-it coins in over the Burling
ton, and traflic to the west is handled over
the Union Pacific as far as Topeka. Out
of Kansas City the passenger trains weut
all right and they will continue to be
bandied by the Union Pacific aud Darling
ton operators until Ramsey orders them
not to do so.
Freight Trains Mot Moving.
The interests of the striking operators at
this point are iu the hands of H. Ii. Jen
kins, chief of the O. II. T. at Kansas City.
Jenkins stated last night that from advices
received by him covering all poiuta in this
territory he was able to state that not less
than 85 per cent, of all operators on all
lines of the Rock Island had left their keys,
lien have been sent out east and west f mm
Kansas City to see that the oper ators !o
not weaken. No freight trains were moved
out of Kansas City, and Jenkins auys that
none will be, for the crews cannot be futttui
to move them taking orders from "scab"
avkcrs of this wonderful remedy o?er. In good
slth, asUndingmwaidof $500 for sti lncnrab'e
as of Calarrii in the Head.
And She Still lVorks.
Leavenworth, Kan., Dee. 0. The Rock
Island has but one operator here, and she
still works. There are including agents
and operators about fifteen on the Trenton
and Leavenworth branch, of which only
one is reiiorted to belong to the order, he
being stationed at Cameron Junrton. He
responded to the order to strike promptly.
How Thing Louk at Beatrice.
Bbatkick, Neb., Dec 8 The strike of
the Rock laiaud telegraphers has had no
appreciable effect here. Neither of the
operators at this point went out. The divis
ion between Horton, Kas , and Nelson,
Neb., is 153 miles. On tt is division are
employed twenty-three operators. Duly
nine of this twenty-three went out. The
compart had, however, eig'it operators in
readinen to take the places it the strikers.
Notwithstanding the precautions the
Rock Island is badly hampered by the
strike and the train dispa chers' services
are in imperative demand all along the
line. All the operators at the small sta
tions have gone out and it is there where
the chief trouble lies.
What a Division Superintendent Says.
Dikver, Col.. Dee. 8. Divisioa Snneria-
tendent Hubbell. of the wstrsirn division of
the Rock Island, savs tbera are onlv five
men out on the MO miles of toad ander his
control and that trains arc in no way
affected. The Rock Island train cas-boand
did not go out last night owing to the
blockade scd strike combined.
Mas Street at UHaasapeM.
MurnAPous, Dec . The strike cf -
era tors on the Rock ldand arsbsra will
not affect roads in this sect tot. There arc
many Mn-nnioa cpccaCors here, aad the
anion mea were taught rash severe leases.
two years ago that they Cs not cure for
Bafaaeel to Obey tan Order.
Omasa, Dee. . The Rock Islaaa has
bat cac operator bore aad ha sets as eesrk
in the city ticket office. He refused to
quit when the order came
THE FREAK OF A PUGILIST.
I Was a Oallant One Whether Prudent
CrxonWATI, Dec t. Mike Hcgaa, a
local pugilist of moown, was on he way
Monday night to fight Chris Matthews,
whan he met two girls oa the street who
appeared to be lost. Hogua bought theia
some sapper aad saw them depart with twe
men. Uc followed one couph), and as they
were about to enter a noturioue reswrt, ap
prised the gixi of the character of the
place The girl was shookcl.
Cot a Thrashing aud a Wife.
Hogan took ber to a hotel, rex istered her
as his wife, left imiDtxIi.iU; y, and went to
the flht. He was terribly beaten up and
defeated. He returned to lot city about
daylight, took the w breatfast. acid
then went iiunu'd:;:'.. Iv U the court house
and married her. 'i'iw? girl wts Allies
Lampbriht, and sh" !.:td escaped from the
Bank street convent, when; she had been
placed by her guardian. Her home is in
nort hern Ohio and her routatii n is good.
RUN INTO FROM THE REAR.
rouneii rnsiRuen nan, roar rrottaoiy
Faially, at Jersey City.
JEr.SKT Crrr, Doc. 9. Two trains en the
Central railway of New Jorse collided
at Dan forth Avenue station in this city
yesterday and the rear train telescoped the
one in front, wounding fourteen persons.
The most seriously hurt are: Jul a Gilr:.
Klizabeth, N. J., hplinter driven through
her grois may recover; J. J. Koindel.
Somerville, X. J., fmcture of leg and skuil
little hops for him; G-orge Lfiwson,
til.zarjeth, fracture of leg, scalp wound and
internal injur e- will probably iie; W. K.
Martin, Brooklyn, shoulder dislocated;
B. C. Chef wood. New York city, left arm
crushed; Oriano., Deniarest, Sew York
city, cut r.bout body and le broke ) povsj.
bly fatal. The otiiers (.!- not wiiousiy
Blown Vs by Dynamite.
Mklhosk Highlands. Mass., Io. .
Yesterday morning six Frenchmen !nttied
in dinning a cellar on Main stre a were
blown up by an explosion of dynamite.
Simon Doucette, the foreman of the gang,
undertook to break a stick of dyua nite by
striking ii upon a stone, whpu it e ploued,
scattering stones and debris about aud
severely injuring the workmen. The in
jured were: Simon Doucette, fi reman.
will probably die; CasMi.:er Doucette.
Thomas Doucette, Jeremiah Doucette.
Alex Muse and another unknown French
men. J bese will recover.
Depew and Bis Itailway Hand.
NEW YORK. Dec. 8. l"he renlv of Chaun-
cey M. Depew, president of the Vnnderbilt
lines, was received by the general commit
tee of grievance of the Brotherhood of En
trineers vesterdav. Denew declined ti,inaL
the contents of the letter pnblic, as did also
tnecnoirman or the committee, bat the
latter stated that the letter did not settle
the matter, and that they would not make
it public at present, but that they were
Sreparinga reply and in due tim both
ocumenta would be made public.
Tonus; Money Is Still AlWe.
LELAND. Miss.. Dee. 8. The mnh orKik
left Carroll county for Woodstock Lauding
for the purpose of lynching Geor,e P.
Money, son of Congressman-elect II. D.
Money, the slayer of Edward E. 1 Ham,
ffiiltKl tsi ft rH the nKiMot nf ta w.. . a
. . "J ' ' iw nidi i.
courier was sent from Greenwood to VV'ood-
stocK laiKliug Wednesday night who
warned Money of the intentions tf the
mob. Money is now at Greenwood and no
further trouble is anticipated.
Eminent Geologist Dead.
Nrw HAVIN, Conn., Dec. 8. Prof sor
John Strong Newberry, one of the nost
eminent geologists in the United States,
died at his residence in this city late
Wednesday night of heart failure. Two
years ago the professor suffered a para ytic
stroke, from which he never recovered, and
had been in failing health for some t uie.
Professor Newberry was born in WindLam.
Conn., in iSk3.
Sold by G rovers everywhere.
BAITER & CO, Dorchester, Ma,
The Lower House of the Legislature To Be
Seised and a Batch of Republicans Oust
ed A Scheme That Will Bring oi a
Row, Bore Canvass of Montana Votes
Osboru Refused Recognition Two I-ex
Ulaturee Probable) A "Divvy In Ne
braska. Topeka, Kas., Dec 9. A conference of
leaders of the People's party was held here
yesterday. Those present included the new
state officers, the state central committee,
candidates for senator and aspirants for
appointments under Governor Lewelling.
A plan was agreed upon to organize the
lower house of the legislature by revolu
tionary methods. As it stands the Repub
licans have sixty-three members, or one
majority. The scheme as advocated by the
leaders of the People's party is to have the
new secretary of state to allow no one to
enter representative hall but People's
party members and to station guards and
officers, resorting to the state militia if
necessary, to prevent the Republicans from
gaining admittance on the day when the
Gov.-Elect Lewellina; Denies.
Lawyers have been consulted, and yester
day Judge Webb, a Populist, declared that
his party would organise the house at all
haiards. Governor-elect Lewelling denied
that the conference considered each means
of securing control of the honse, and said
that it was called without his knowledge
or authority. Leaders declare they m ill or
ganize the bouse and elect a senator. New
state officers will be inaugurated Jan. 10,
and the following day the legislature will
meet, so that the entire state sovernment
will be in the hands of Populists, It is said
the new state board will mert immediately
after the inaugural ceremonies and revoke
certificates of election issued to half a dosen
Woutd Be B as anted by Paras.
They will then, so it ie said, issue certifi
cates to defeated Pop a Mats, and thus con
trol the organisation and then contest and
anseat a half dosen more Rupubbcana and
elect the United States senator. Secretary
of State Biggins said yesterday that sneh
revolutionary proceedings would bring to
Topeka on the day of the opening of the
session 90,000 Republican, who would re
sent it by force if necessary. He said Re
publicans weald have what they had hon
estly won m the late contest if they had to
fight for is, and they weald do that if it be
THE SQUABBLE Hi WYOMING.
It Will to the Courts tar Adjudication
CUTIMl, Wj., Deo. . The state can- !
Tassing board, consisting of Secretary of
State Amos W. Barber, Auditor C. W.
Burdittk, and Treasurer Otto Gramm, all
Republicans, yesterday canvassed the vote
of the state election. John S. Osborn, sign
ing himself "governor," addressed a protest
to the hoard against it canvassing the vote
nnlrss he were present, but the board re
fused to receive the protest becatrse of O
born's signature as "governor."
The Trouble in Carbea County.
There was no trouble until Carbon
county was reached. Here there were two
certificates one front the county clerk, a
Republican Ahd candidate for oHice, elect
ing a majority of the Republican legisla
tive candidate and counting llanna pre
cinct; the other signed by the other two
members of the canvassing board, electing
a majority of Democrats and throwing out
Manila preciuct. Both sides were repre
sented by counsel and tbe matter was
.Deeisiou of the slate Hoard.
The Ktnte board decided that it could not
go behind the ruiurus; that one properly
certified return was before it and that one
only could be considered. 1 this action
was questioned the Dejnocrats had re
course to the courts and the legislature.
The board accepted the county clerk's cer
tific.iUr. A protest was filed by the Dem
ocrats w ho announced that they would at
once apply to tiie supreme eourt for a re
count of Carbon county.
Two Legislatures Nearly Certain.
The action of the canvassing board makes
two legislatures in this t-Utie nearly certain.
The state caavass made no material diiTer
encs in the results published heretofore,
with the exception of the legislature. John
E. Ostxjrn, Dorn., is elected governor by
1.S00 majority over Edward Iva'.isun, liep.
Henry ACoffoa is elected to conjirtss as a
member to succeed Clarence D. Clark. Itep.
Gibson Clark, an ex -Confederate soldier, is
elected associate judge of the supreme
court by ii.OOO majority over Paruielee,
Will Divide the Legislature.
Ll!tOOLN, Neb., Dec 8. Democrats and
Populists of Nebraska propose to organize
the state legislature at the coming session,
the former taking the senate and allowing
the Independents full swing in the house.
A most important step toward this end
was takeu Wednesday night when the
Democratic committee met in secret ses
sion iu this city. It has been learned that
Chairman iiartin appointed a committee
to confer with a like committee of Inde
pendents to represent the Democratic party
in a conference of Independents and Demo
cratic members-elect., of this legislature.
The matter of election of a senator was not
not touched upon.
Indorse tisnstor Hill's Rill.
Chicago, Dec. 8. The repeal of the Sher
man silver purchase act of July 14, 1693, as
provided for in the bill introduced in the
United States senate Wednesday by Sena
tor tiill, is indorsed by a number of Chi
cago bankers and financiers. Among those
favoring the bill are Presidents J. J. Mitch
ell, of the Illinois Trust and Savings bank,
and Charles L. Hutchinson, of the Corn
Exchange National bank.
The New New Tork Senator.
Nk Tolit, Dec. . The Herald yester
day demanded that the new United States
senator for this state, soon to be elected by
the legislature, shall be "some gentleman
who has made himself a part of New York
city; who has fought for its welfare; who
has shown the quality of his Democracy by
his public acts and the mettle of his integ
rity by an unblemished record."
Chicago, Dec. 8. At a meeting here yes
terday the Republican state central com
mittee unanimously resolved to continue
headquarters in this city ri;;:it .linn.i with
-,-rsfiive action for the light oi ;;y4.
city mr.iu wr.fccin:-pi vr
To brincr our book
- m n r ; fcv t-ni tJll J) -
vertise the largest and cheapest line of books in the three cities, we have decijV,jto
11 f , .. 1 1tU V . 1 I 1 .. n l o 1 1 n hi ti
sen vaj uui w-juo.
history, fiction, biographies, poems, prose, etc. Among them are yEsop's I ;allK
Arabian Nights, Anderson's Fairy Tales, Burns' Poems, Childs' History of r
land, Deerslayer, David Copperfield, Gulliver's Travels, Ivanhoe, Kenilworth ! ,
fellow. Lucille, Milton, Pickwick, Sketch Book, and many othors. Probably w -n
this lot is gone we may not be able to duplicate at the same price. In fact wt ,,,n .
expect we can.
Nine thousand children's colored toy books and juvenile books of evf-rv iV
scription, ic, 2c, 3c, 4c, 5c, 6c, 7c, 8c, 9c, 10c, and up. Such a gigantic aggregation (,f
children's and juvenile books has never been shown in this section..
Dolls, Tcrt. Gamer. Toy Dishes and playthings
fall kinds ate beicj piled p tetbs ceilug
Do your holiday steppicg now. on'l ait un
til the last minute and then t crowded, 1 arried
and worried, and be ub'.iged to take anything yea
Can find find when the sssortmsst is si) gone.
TboossLds ef items witkeat si-see
snengh to Jmestloo. Xetbuical ssfines Ms,
mechanical trains, scgine wider and two tars
etc The genalnc WUkisa iron passenger uaist
with flagman far St.
A email Lot of New Furs just receired. Children's Augoria eets (muffs and collars; at
$1 87, $2.00 and $2.25. W. wish to call sr ecial attention to a Lot of Novelties iu Veil
ings just received, the Leading Styles just imported. The Columbian, the Lottie Col
lins, the Venus, the Calvados, the Libau in all colors seem to be th most popular. The
extreme novelty being the new shade, "Eminence," which is quite the rage.
WHERE WAS I Al?
This question, which a mem
ber of Congress diree'ed to tie
Speaker cf the Hcuse, has no
become historical. Perpe ask
it ad a j'-ke. Anyone who has
cold may well ask hiaieeif
th question in sober earnest.ft. r
a co d is the entering wedge,
the gate iijar, that leads to
graver etils. Ninn tenths cf
the pt-ople of the world are
swept away by maladies that
begin with a t-irup'e cold; this
means congestion. When the
urface so congested is small,
t ie malady is slight; when it i
lirge the malady is serious Iri
any event it is a thine that
ought to be attended to. When
3rou catch eld get. a bott e of
Keid's Geima'i Cough, and Kid-c-y
Cure. This great remedy
does nc dry up the throat so
that for thn time it stops the
cougb, but it etimu ates thr
pystem so that Mature wM
tnrow off the difficulty. Get
this remedy of any dealer.
Sylvan.Remedy Co ,
LABOR. TIME, MONET
Use it your own way.
It is the bett Scap made
For W ashing Machine- use.
WARHOCK & RAISTOK.
'acCrr':Vaate.,v-rjfltikptvi.7.,--- f V
deoartment into creater nromlnpnrp. Anr? to th- . i
idijjc ioiu uuuuu uouks at oc!
Large IS inch Indeausctible doll 10c match
them if yos can for twice or three t'mes thit
Tin street cars with teami Tc,
Beys" tool ctet complete 2:c. C:b! Carietnus
tree candies i)6 and in s box Sc. Scbolsrc com
inatlos detka and blackboards s'c. Kiw bon
ds foods ar arriving and are being marked aud
pat on ss'e every hoar ef kt day. Look oat lor
especlaly grast tig bargaias this week, in order
tefgive a grand impetcs e ear holiday bopsnese.
Keej s the
rx THE CITY
As this is the season
elry., Gold and Silver Watches, solid silver in Table
ware and Novelties is most in demand, we wish to
call special attention to our large and well selected
stock which never was so
line ot Diamonds and Fine Jewelry includes every
thing that a critacal public usually calls for.
We are glad to welcome visitors, pleased to show
our goods and ready to make close prices to all.
Cor. Tnird ond Brady Sts., Davenport, Iowa.
We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth avenue
and Twenty-third St., and will be known as the
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy,
KOKS? VON KOECKRI7Z. Pharmacist.
oci! ocin l ne list incl'ii
1720, 1722 and 1724 Second Avenue
finest linp of
when Diamonds, fine .lew
complete and varied. Our
231 Twentieth streejt.