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THE AKGUS, MONDAY, DECEMI5EK 19, ISUZ.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
WARNED TOO LATE.
Eight Men Hurried Into Eternity
- While Asleep.
FRIGHTFUL CRASH IN MINNESOTA.
AP "'SiTEUir PURE
HAVE A NEW PLAN. '
Labor Evolves' a Scheme to
MONET TO BE MADE VERY SCARCE
And m Kliianclnl Crisis Precipitated if Rusl
fw Iocs Not 'Mine Drives" with Trade
Cnionisui Detail of the Scheme Quite
a Senoatinn in the Chicago Concession
Matter Some Language More Forcible
Than Tolite St. Clair Exonerated The
Federation Concludes Its Labors.
Cincinnati, Dec. 19 A movement is on
loot in this city which will cause a stir
swnong the wage earners and business men
of the country when the details are made
public. The scheme is being discussed
qnii tly, und data are being gathered by a
few leading trades unionists. Xo one but
trusted members of organized labor have
been admitted to the conclave. The pro
moters did not meet with much encourace
Ment at fliM, but the idea has steadily
rained ground, and now hundreds of woik
lngmen are among its supporters, eager for
chance to give it a trial.
Will Contract the Currency.
The movement is designed to prevent a
repetition of the disasters which followed
elnscly niton the lockout at. Homestead,
ttie Buffalo railroad strike and the miners'
strikes in Tennessee and Idaho. It is pro
posed that when a slnke becomes necessary
or a lockout is precipitaNii by a corpora
tion against unionists a general order shall
be promulgated calling upon every union
man in t lie country to withhold from cir
culation all funds that he may possessor
control, so as to cause a stringency in the
money market, and thus compel t he busi
ness men of the United States to bring
anch pressure to bear upon the corporation
having a strike on its hands that it will be
forced to yield to the demands of its em
ployes 01 show a disposition to settle the
differences bet ween them.
What a Trade Vnionlst Said.
The plan, when pnt in operation, will be
far-reaching, and the effect, it is claimed,
will be felt in every branc h of trade through
out the land. Said a trade unionist on the
subject: "Heretofore when a big strike or .
lockout has been inaugurated we have j
fonnd ourselves on the outside of the shops
r works, idle, and without an income, con
suming our savings or subsisting on strike
benefits or starving. UnJer the proposed
plan we will lie at work earning wages.
We will withdraw our savings from build
ing associnriiius, banks, and other like in
stitutions and hoard our current wages.
The large funds of the various international
and national bodies will be withdrawn with
the other money.
Think they Can Smah Things.
"We are informed thai the business of
this country is transacted on a money cir
culation, in coin and paperof about $40
per capita, and taking everything into
consideration we think we can smash t hings
more successfully this way thau by any
strike or boycott. 1 don't think the militia
would be of much avail in such a state of
affairs. Another thing: If a financial
crash should be precipitated on us our sav
ings will lie safer in our own pockets than
1b any savings or banking institution."
"Of what lienefit will this be to the
trades unionist Will not the hard times
consequent on a financial crisis be felt
Bore by them thau by the richj"
Will He the Moneyed Men.
"Not necessarily. Heretofore when a few
speculators have cornered the money and
crisis was precipitated the wage earners
kave leen caught without any money in
their possession and the failures of banks
and savings institutions have absorbed
their hoardings. This time we will be
moneyed men and will be enabled through
joint stork companies to become owners
f factories shops, etc. Who knows but
what we will be able to convert the
bullionists to the tenets of the greenback
faith? I believe the scheme is well worth
FAIR MANAGERS GROW WARM.
Typographical Commltee Denounced Re
gardless of Klegance of Diction. j
Chicago, Dec 19. There was a dramatic j
Scene during the investigation Saturday of
the charges made by the printers against J.
W. St. Clair, West Virginia commissioner.
The Conkey committee was not doing
business and when the committee appointed
to investigate the St. Clair matter asked
the committee of priuters to appear they
declined, claiming that the investigation
was an nttenifit to forestall the inquiry in
progress before the committee appointed by
the local directory to investigate the Con
key concession. The letter declining was
written by Frank A. Kidd. whose particular
busines as a representative of the Typo
graphical union was to bring the charge
against St. Clair. It contained the asser
tion that the board of control had refused
toeutertain the charges bronght by the
labor representatives, and had delegated its
authority to a sub-committee of the local
St. Clair Waxes Much Wroth.
And then St. Clair could contain himself
o longer, and he said: "The letter pre
sents not one statement of fact, which the
nan knew, 1 apprehend, who wrote it. Is
this man Kldd present f I would like to
kave him know that the board did not del
agate any of its authority, and did not re
fuse to entertain the chargis read before it.
I have heard nothing concerning the report
that your committee is entertaining, and I
do not wish to hear anything uhout it until
It is completed. 1 do ask, however, that
Ton be not influeuced by this letter, which
teas cowardly asthe dirty cowards
from whom it emanated."
Col. MeKensie Is Htirred Co Also.
Bt. Clair then left the room and Colonel
McKenzie remarked: "This letter does not
contain a statement of fact aa the, minutes
of our proceedings will show. I
come here and make what. n.
pleases. But this letter cannot go on our
records with my vote because it is a
lfe. The committee then went ahead with
business, examined witnesses, and pre
pares a report wnicn entirely PAoiirrnics
SI. Clair from any wrongdoing, and is not
a bit complimentary to the committee
which mole the charges and then declined
to prose jte :hem.
Pith of the Trouble.
The difficulty is that the priuters think
that the committee which is investigating
Conkey's cae covers the St. Clair rase and
that the new committee was a job to pro
tect St. Cla r. The committee considers
the St. Clair matter entirely distinct from
the Conkey matter ami that the charges
were made maliciously and won (only.
C H. Tanej, of the Wheeling (W. Va.)
Register, hts a concession and employs
union printers. His case is the one St
Clair was charged with being interested
In. Kidd is reported as saying of Taney,
"We are entirely satisfied with what Mr.
Taney can get out the World's fair, as he
has met all the requirements of union
FEDERATION OF LABOR CLOSES.
A Vote Tliat Showed the Socialistic
Strength Other Proceedings.
Phi la iKi.rn i A, Dec. 19. The American
Federation of Ijibor Saturday finished its
session in this city. Probably the most
significant incident of the session was the
vote on a p-solution demanding that the
government ixmtrol all means of communi
cation, trans tortation, and production, it
received, .W7 votes to 1,S against not at
all a contemptible minority in a representa
tive gathering when the proposition was
practically U r state socialism pure. The
convention slso voted in favor of clemency
for the impr soned Anarchists, and a reso
lution was adopted demanding government
coiiliolof railways, telegraphs, and tele
phones. Goniper He-elected President.
(simper h id no opposition for the office
of president and his salary was raised to
$1,Sm) ht an mi in. Kvans was re-elect,, 1
secretary, Mi.guire vice president.and John
B. Ix'iinon treasurer. Resolutions were
passed: Kav iring direct elections hv the
people; for prohibition of Japanese immi- j
grat.ion; con. milling the Hock Island mil
way for its t lerapliic policy; favoring t'
eight-hour system; demanding rcstricti' i
of all immigration. A rolntion failed
asking congr ss to provide for compulsory
arbitration, mid tiompers spoke against it. I
THAT HOMESTEAD POISONING. j
Testimony ot J. M. Davidson and Other j
PiTTsr.rp.ii. TW. 10. The hearing in the '
case of liobt rt lieutty, charged with fur- t
Dishing poison with which to poison r.-n-union
workn en at Homestead, was held
Saturday bef ire 'Squire McMssters. V. S.
B rem. .in re resented the defend nit, who
was brought into the room by Special Of
ficer Farrcll, and the prosecution was rep
resented by Y.. Y. lireck. Patrick Galla
gher, the ci - who made the confession,
was not presi nt. J. M. Davidson, formerly
a cook at tin mills, swore that on Aug. :J."
last he, (iall:i'her, and Hearty talked with
Master Work man Dempseyabour putting
something in o the food of the non-union -ists
at the mills that would disable them.
Dciupsey Supplies a Powder.
Dempsey s; id that he knew of a jiovrder
that would d the work and promised to
pay the cooks if they would use it. They
got the powd t atnl used it and it made a
number of ihe, men ill. Krennan's cross
examination lid not shake his testimony.
J. IL Ford. detective, confirmed the tes
timony of Davidson, having heard the plot
discussed. He said that Hearty said that
two of the ingredients were rhubarb and
snuff. IiOtiis W'olfers, steward at the
mills, testilie 1 to the unaccountable sick
ness among the men about the time the
poison was administered. He and his
wife lecame ill and were not yet well.
Two of the Sufferers.
W. E. Bullock and Joseph Leslie, two
men who were made ill by the drug, testi
fied to its effect on them. None of thist
timony was impeached. Brennan tried to
get his client off on small bail, but the al
derman fi xed it at .UilO. Dempsey was
seen after tin trial, and said he would say
nothing until the proper time came for him
to speak. He did not say when that
DRAIN OF GOLD TO EUROPE.
The Treasury- Reserve W ill Not Be Per
mitted To Jle Impaired.
Washington, Dec. l'J. Secretary of the
Treasury ( .mrles Foster yesterday ex
pressed himself frOy to a reporter for the
United Pres respiting the alarm felt in
financial circles over anticipated large
gold exports. He said he looked upon the
situation not simply as a spectator await
his retirement from office. "I am secre
tary of the treasury," he said, and will
be until relieved ou the 4th of March next.
My duty will be performed in the interest
of the public welfare as vigorously as if my
crtn were not soon to end. Every resource
will le availed of to preserve the parity of
gold and silver, as 1 am commanded by
Will Maintain the Reserve.
"How about the reserve in the treasury?"
"No one can obtain gold from the treas
ury without ,iaying money for it, and with
the money th us received I can recoup the
gold. There is also the right vested
in the secretary of the treasury
to sell bonds if necessary to main
tain the gold reserve. The treasury situa
tion as to th 3 cash balance is such as to
permit the fr use of cash received for gold
to again obtain tne oia." v
"Will the gold reserve be maintained f
"It will be." This was stated with the
utmost emphasis. "I firmly believe that
with the resources at the command of the
department I shall not be seriously em-
uornwiwu iu more man maintaining iu
SteTei.son Starts for Atlanta.
Chicago, Dec. 18. General Adlai E.
btevenson dirt not arrive in the city yes
terday as hitd been expected. He went
from Bloouiington direct to St. Louis on
his way to Atlanta, where he will be en
tertained by the Commercial club.
K. mum Bank Failure.
Belllviue, Dec 19. The State bank
at Cuba has close J its doors. Liabilities,
eJo.IKH); assets unknown. The loss falls
Heavily on toe lHiunng community.
A Long f-veight Tralu Hides Over a Ca
boose Occupied by Train Hands and
Death Reaps a Harvest of Mangled and
Roasted Humanity A Heavy Grade and
the U ncertain Brake the Cause of the
Disaster Names or Killed and Wounded
Horrible Mine Disaster.
Minnkapolis, Dec. HI. A frightful ac
cident occurred on the Fergus Falls divi
sion of the Great Nottl ern railroad yester
day morning at Nelson station, 140 miles
northwest of here, in' which eight men
were killed and five seriously injured.
There had Ijeen a Collision Friday morning
at Nelson and a number of cars were
wrecked. A wrecking train has been there
for t wo days clearing up and was making
np preparatory to pulling out for the east.
The caboose was left standing on the main
track with a numlier of cars. An east
bound freight was due at 1 o'clock and had
orders to side track for the passenger train
due here at 1:$).
Result of the Collision.
There is a heavy grade west of the sta
tion, and as the freight, with thirty-six
cars, undercharge of Couductor William
Nickey and Engineer James Maloney, ap
proached the switch the steam was shut oft
and brakes called for. but the speed was
too great to stop. When within a train's
length of the cilxxise !oth engineer and
fireman jumped. The engine struck the
calioose and threw it on top of the next
car. Isith lieing set on fire. There were
fomten me;, in the calioose. One jumped
off, five were hurt and eight were kilKJ,
three being bunnsl lcyond recognition and
one totally Imrned, not a sign of his le
mains Is-ing found.
Kik'l't Killed and Five Injured.
The men killed are: John Akerson, of
Spruce Hill; Con Hrummer, Yankton, S.
D.; Nels Dokken. Nelson; John Engstrand,
Spruce Hill: Engstrand's nephew, name
unknown; Chris Martenson, Osakis; Ole
Martenson, brother of the above; an un
known man. The injured are: A. M. Hro
fwr, of Sr. Paul, back and head injured,
serious; Pat. ! bunion. Boston, Mass., shoul
der dislocated: David Reed, Nelson, slight
injury ro lwad; Henry Koss, fireman on
east bound freight, shoulder dislocated;
Thomas Welch, Boston, Mass., bad scalp
Sent Prom Sleep to Death.
The men killed were wrecking train
hands and were asleep when the train
strncV.it. O. llcrcland. the forcm.nn, trns
the only one awake and had barely time to
call to his tin n zr-A Jrmp. thus saving him
self, but the warning came too late for tho
others, who were nil killed or badly in
jured. The conductor says the sight was
too horrible to tell about.. Four of the
bodii-s were burned to a crisp and laid out
on the ground nearby. Another lnxly lay
in the ashes of the fire with most of the
flih burned off.
SHUT UP !N A BURNING MINE.
I Several Men Doomed to a Terrible Fate
BlKMlMiHAV. Ala,. Dec. 19. A serious
fire broke out Saturday ni'-TM in Mine No.
3 of the Old Calm ha C-al coir, pan v. at
HliK-ton. TV fire is lx-lieved to have been
of inc-ndiar.v origin. It will lie at least two
weeks before it can he extinguished. The
mine was in full operation, producing 1,I0
tons of coal a day. Seve.-.il men are said to
be shut up in the mine, and they will cer-I
tainly perish. j
FIRE IN A BIG GROCERY.
It I.ieks Fp Serer.l Knitdlng and Annihi
New York, Dec. 19 The five-story brick
building at the comer of Flushing avenue
and Ryerson street, Brooklyn, owned and
occupied by William C. A. Jurgens, whole
sale grocer, was tot Ally dest roved by fire
yesterday morning, with several of the ad
joining buildings on either side. The los
will probably foot up to nearly $800,000.
The Jurgens building was heavily stocked
with flour and holiday goods.
The Muddle in Wyoming.
Chetense, Dec. 10. The supreme court
Saturday morning overruled the motion
made by counsel for the state canvassing
board to quash the writ of mandamus in
the Carbon nunty contested election cases.
Counsel for the tioard then moved to quash
the writ becanse the petition filed by the
Democratic contestants was not specific in
stating who constitute the legal members
of the canvassing board. The evident
intent of the Republicans is to
get a decision of court as to whether
Osborn or Barber is the legal governor.
Lamar's Work About Done
Washington, Dec, 19. It is probable
that Justice Lamar, of the United States
supreme court, will not sit again with the
court during the present term. The ill
ness which has confined him to his bed
for several days past and for intermittent
periods lief ore the present attack does not
show any signs of rapid improvement, al
though it is not considered dangerous, and
the family of the venerable jurist think it
best to remove him to some climate better
suited for treatment. SiS?f
Troops tor the Mexican llorder.
Washington, Dec. 19. General Scho
field, in speaking of the Texas border
troubles, said it had been decided to trans
fer the Seventh cavalry now at Fort Riley,
Kas..to the dejwirtment of Texas as soon as
possible, and to transfer the Third cavalry
now in Texas, to Fort Riley, but that the
departure of the last named troops will be
delayed until after the present troubles
are at an end.
APPROACH. It has been said, and no doubt
quite correctly, that
Have completely upst all former calculations in the selling price of Books.
They come at it again on Monday morning with some new ones:
Full sets of Dickens; 15 Vols. $2.93; Washington Irving, complete, with life
of Washington, 8 Vols. $3.97; Thackery, full sets, 10 Vols. $2.8S; Ten Nights in
."a Bar Room, cloth, 92c; Joe's Boys, Ben Hur, Fair God, 97c; all of Louise M.
Allcott's works, 97c.
To fully emphasize the fact that our store will be open evenings until Christ
mas, on Monday evening, from 7 till 9 o'clock, we will sell 100 large Juvenile
books, 156 pages, lots of illustrations, called "Pleasant Stories" at 9c each.
Match them if you can for 25c elsewhere, remember for one evening only.
We have been having a tremendous sale on photograph albums. e think
it is because they are so cheap. Dolls, toys, games, and all kinds of playthings
Never before was there such a demand for them, and never have we been all;
to show so many, or so cheap. 1 landkerchiefs, linen, swiss and silk by the thous
ands, beautiful initial handkerchiefs at the price of plain ones. A half dozen of
these would make a most acceptable present for either a lady or gentleman.
. Black dress silks for Christmas presents have long been most popular. This
year we show a larger line than ever before, many of the designs quite new.
What would be prettier for a real surprise Christmas present than one of these
handsome new black silk ilress patterns?
Silk umbrellas for both ladies and men.' If you want to make a present of
somethiog especially dainty, unique and useful, you should look through our
magnificent line of Silk Umbrellas, with all their varied novel styles of handles,
nothing more in good taste. The celebrated Bissell Carpet Sweeper is said by
many housekeepers to be a most timely Christmas gift. We hae just received
a new lot of them, commencing at $i.S7 and ranging upward in price
Wake up! Get up! Buy an Alarm Clock, 69c, and 7 3c for the best, as a spec
ial offering until Christmas. Hundreds of other bargr.ir.s which you must see
1720, 1722 and 1724 t-tcorjd Avenoe.
FINANCIAL EXPERTS ADJOURN.
The Monetary Conference Will Meet Jfo
More Till May 13.
BliUSSEi.fi, Dec. 19. The international
monetary conference Saturday adopted a
motion m.uie by M. de Benzi declaring that
the conference recognizes the great value
of the arguments set forth in the reports
presented and of the discussions that have
been held in plenary sittings, and that
while reserving final judgment on the ques
tions submitted the conference expresses
gratitude U, the government of the United
States for affording an opportunity to study
anew the present position of silver.
Hope That Norway Will Com In.
The motion declares that the conference
agrees to suspend its labors and, subject
to the approval of the governments repre
sented, resnme its sittings May 18 next.
It also expresses the hope that during the
adjournment a thorough examination of
the documents submitted to the conference
will admit of the recognition of an ulti
mate basis for an understanding with
Norway, which country at present pursues
a course at variance with the monetary
policy of the other countries.
"WHERE IS HE AT" NOW? '
DRIFFILL & GLE1M
Keeps the finest line of-
IN THE CITY
Proceedings in the House.
Washington, Dec 18. The approach of
the holidays was manifest in the hoase Sat
urday. Few of the very few members in
attendance paid any attention to the pro
ceedings. The committee on military af
fairs succeeded is passing a few bills of
little importance. The day was con
sumed in the consideration of a Florida
claim bill, and the bouse adjourned with
out action upon it.
Spalding: Is Oat or Baa Ball.
Chicago, Dec 19. Articles of In corp ra
tion were granted at Springfield yesterday
to the Chicago base ball club. The capital
stock was plaoed at tlOO.OoO. The princi
pal point of interest about the new nation
al club is the retirement of Spalding.
Walsh and Trego, who have for years been
the leading spirit in Chicago base ball
A Difference of Opinion as to Rev. Pro
CiNcnrsATt. Dec 19. What will become
of the Rev. Henry Preserved Smith, who
has just been suspended from the ministry
by the Cincinnati presbytery? is a question
often asked. Professor Smith himself does
not yet know, but his position is this: He
will appeal to the ynod of Ohio, and if
necessary to the general assembly. The
first of these bodies meets here in October,
1893, and if it should dispose M his case im
mediately and an appeal to the general
assembly became necessary, he could not
get before that hotly until Mny, 1894. Mean
time he claims the right to be a Presby
terian in good standing, and the board of
trustees of Lane seminary have indicated,
that they will retain him at that place.
More Slob Law In Tennessee.
BlilSTOL, Tenn., Dec 19. While Irvin
Roberts, the alleged murderer of London
Crosswhite, was being conducted by officers,
through Shndy Valley Friday en route to
the Johuson county jail, his captors were
overpowered by a mob and the prisonei
hanged to the limb of a tree, Roberts
begged piteously for his life, and declared
be was innocent of the crime, bnt the mob
would not listen to him.
Under Harper House.
Y i u wish a piec of Diamond Jewelry,
You wish, a Watch,
You wish a Clock,
You wish a Fine Fin,
You wish a pair of ar Itf nge,
Y u wish something in olid Silver,
You wish a pair of Opera Glaeses,
You wish a pair of Geld Spectacles, .
You wish anythiug in cur line for Christen
You can surely find it at
The Military Idea in Po 11 ties.
TOPEKA, Kan., Dec 19. John F. Wil
litts, western organiser of the Industrial
Legion ot the West.formed a local company
of the Populist military organisation here,
Saturday. The first state to be organised
is Kansas. One section in the constitution
provides that any member who fails to vote
for the Populist nominees running on the
Omaha platform can be court-martialed
after regular military form.
The yueen at' Osborn House.
London, Dec 19. The queen arrived
Saturday at Osborn hoase, her residence
on the Isle of Wight, where she will re
main until February.
No fl wery rhetoric can tell the merit
of Hood's Sarsapsrilla ae well g the
cures accomplished by this excellent
Cor. Tnird and Brady Sts., Davenport, Iowa.
We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth avenu
and Twenty-third St., and will be known as the
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HOKST VON KOECKRITZ, Pharmacist.