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BOCK ISLAND. MONDAY, MARCH 20. 1893.
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;0L. XLI NO.130
Any Tie in our House for Four days only.
We have a few odd lots in our Mens, Youths
Roys and Children's Suits which must be sold be
fore the arrival of our
NEW SPRING STOCK.
Watch our Windows for everything new in the
urnishing Goods line.
Creates a Commotion in Organ
ized Labor Circles.
A NEW WAT TO DEFEAT BOYCOTTS
SAX & RICE, Prop's.
'iir Selection of new designs for the coming sea
son is nearly all in stock, and we feel confident
our insnection will oronounce it overwhelm
ingly superior to any we have ever shown.
vh l; i - t k. n uilvania of every opportunity in miking our selection, iu order to i$re
the prople of this city and vicinity the choi3?st de3iga3 from the prodact of nearly t-very
miinu'actnrer in this couDtry, at the very lowest prices. We emoloy only first class
workmen, and shall be pleased to receivs your orders for Papsr Hanging, Painting, or
anything pertaining to Interior Decorating:
Room Moulding to match wall paper.
Vindow Shades ready made and to order, all colors.
icture Frames latest styles.
Discovered by t'nltrd States Ju4f in
the Ann Arbor Case Comprehensive '
Application or the Principle That Rail
nays Are Quasi-Public Interests A Step
In the Direction of State Socialism De
pew Thinks It a Novel Ruling En
gineers Arrested for Resigning.
Toledo, O., March 20. At Cleveland
Saturday Judges Kicks and Taft, of tho .
United States court, issued an, order in tho
case of the threatened boycott on "Ann '
Arbor" freight by the engineers' brother- j
hood commanding: P. M. Arthur, chief
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Ku-'
gineers, in the manner customary and '
usual, according to the practice of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers of (
giving information to its members, to
cause to be known and published that the j
law, by-law, rule or regulation of said ,
brotherhood requiring its members to re-!
fuse to handle cars of the Toledo, Ann
Arbor and Xorth Michigan railway is not j
in force against said company. It is also
required that the brotherhood show by j
what by-law its members in the employ of ;
any one railroad may be ordered out on j
strike because of disaffection on any other j
Conditions of a Resignation. J
In connection with the resignation of'
several Iike Shore engineers, Judge Kicks I
holds that while the law does not oblige
them to work for any company they may
notseefitto.it requires that when they
decide to relinquish such employment they
shall do so in a manner not to bring about
any damage to their employes. Upon the
receipt of this order Arthur ordered a
temporary cessation of the boycott. Half
a dozen engineers and firemen were arrest
ed for violation of the above order. Arthur
is reported at Cleveland as saying: "The
situation is simply this the court granted
to the road a temporary injunction re-j
straining me or any of the men from inter- j
fering with the traffic of the road and we ,
will certainly bare to do that until the!
matter is decided one way or the other." J
Refused to Pull Ann Arbor Freight. I
The unions fear that the order has
struck a deadly blow at organized labor. J
Yesterday a lot of Ann Arbor cars were j
taken to the I ake Shore yards and made
into a train. An engineer was sent to take j
the train out. He saw the cars, the Ann I
Arbor lettering on them, and at once re
signed. Another engineer was ordered to ,
take his place. He, too, resigned. Thres j
more did likewise and iJiaily ilie cars were j
taken otxt by a non-union man. Three j
firemen also surrendered their positions. I
The men cay that in no case ilut they give
any reasons fur quitting. The United
States court through Judge Kicks decrees
that these men, quitting work under such
circumstances, are guilty f a misdemean
or and punishable accordingly.
Opinion of Prominent Lawyer.
Many prominent lawyers ;e l ire the rul
ing practically destroys the individual
rights an-.', liberty of the men, and ill he
found unoenst it ulioi.id. I'repn rat ions are
lie:::g l'Ki'.Ie lor a j:ri at le..'.l battle. The
ofiicials are after Chief Arthur, and lie has
'l.een onk red to bring iiit.i court such of
toward the complete state control of rail
roads, which most of them have been advo
cating. Another Aspect of the matter.
The order was discussed at the federa
tion of labor meeting in Clarendon hall
yesterday. Most of those present who
were questioned thought that the arrest of
the railroad employes for quiting work
was the most serious aspect of the matter.
They expressed the belief that in the end
the brotherhoods of engineers and firemen
would win. The presumption, however,
that the federation would go back on
itself if it objected to the order because the
body favors state control of railways is
hardly justifiable; because under state con
trol a congressman who should vote against
giving the strikers whatever they demand
ed would be taking his ofiicial life in his
hands. It is easy to see the force of the
claim that under such control rulings like
Judge Kicks' would be very rare.
Direct Steps Toward Socialism.
"This is the most important decision in
its bearings on labor that we have had for
years," said Alexander Jonas, the founder
of the Socialist labor party. "It is a direct
step in the present evolution toward state
socialism. It is an admission, it seems to
me, that railroads and all other natural
monopolies should be public property and
subject to public control." Others said
that if the ruling of the judge was sus
tained it would hasten forward indepen
dent political action on the part of labor
Thinks the Decision Outrgeous.
James P. Archibald, delegate fur the Pa
per Hangers' union to the Central Labor
union, said: "Judge Kicks' interpretation
of the law is outrageous, and I believe that
it will be overruled by the United States
supreme court. If, however, his ruling is
sustained the law under which it was made
will certainly be amended."
. Chauncey M. Depew said: "The decision
struck me as novel."
Switchmeus Strike on Again. ,
SrniNGFlELD, O., Match 20. The .Big
Four's yard switchmen's strike is on again,
the thirty-nine switchmen having struck
again yesterday and the yards are again
tied up. The men claim that the road does
not come up to the agreement made two
weeks ago to take the strikers back. They
say only eight strikers were reinstated.
They now demand that Yard master Car
ney be discharged, and they be paid for
working overtime aad all the men be rein
Strikes Must Re General.
Pittsburg, March 30. John Costcllo,
president of the United Mine workers' for
district Xo. 5, says the miners in bis dis
trict will not ask a raise in wages, although
they want one, "unless the same advance
is made in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Vir
ginia, Indiana and Illinois. In fact all
over the country.Theday is past when labor
leaders will recommend local strikes."
R. ormtojnt &c CO.
olesale and retail book sellers and Bta'ioners.
1727 Second avenue. Rock Island.
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
Opposite the Old stand.
JOHN M. PARIDON.
HENRY A. PARIDON.
SCHMEIL, PARIDON & SON,
Painters and Decorators,
Kalbomintng, Papbe Hangiko, Etc,,
-419 Seventeenth Street.
W. TREFZ & CO
Hirkerfeld'i Old Start.
Tic raw u
; interest ".Mid'
, The trouble j
n-T tr other ,
to be a "Ii'.n u i
and railway !
i their secret ;u!cas c.i:i!
to handle the buycou-.-d oars.
Velops ii:t. '. of n. '.ivn kal-k
' a treat le:-d l.ai! ! will i :isin
is sio-.vly but stir. !y siiiv.i-'
roads, and it promix ne.w
struggle between railroads
I rotliel i:'K"i-.
TWO IMPORTANT QUESTIONS.
took I.il.p ('utning to a Decision in ihe
Am Arlr Troiil'lf.
Tei:!:eI.i:tu. lad., March 20. At na
tional hcii'iriuariers of ihu Hrct iierhood of
Locomotive Firemen the news of the action
of the United states court in restraining
Grand Master Sargent, of that order, and
Chief Arthur, of the Kacineers' brother
hood, from ordering a boycott on roads
handling Ann Arbor freight, and of the
suit for 4300,000 damages brought against
the two men, was accepted as notice that
two important questions never before de
cided were to reach a decision. The Ann
Arbor strike was an engineers' strike and
the boycott ordered off was a strike au
thorized by the constitution of the engin
Englueers Relieve in the Boycott.
When the Chicago, Burlington and
Quincy strike ended in failure the engin
eers at their next convention amended
their constitution bo that engineers were
authorized to refuse to haul freight on &
connecting road for a road on which there
was an engineers' strike. The engineers
believe in the boycott and may as individ
uals refuse to obey the court's order. If
they do the strike will be illimitable. The
railway com panies are eager to have the
question settled, as also the other question
as to whether a labor organization can le
gally inflict damage by an organized
Firemen Io Not Boycott.
Grand Master Sargent, of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Firemen, said last
night that the order of Judge Kick, of
Toledo, in ordering the arrest of Lake
Shore engineers on charge of contempt
would not affect his organization, as they
had uo such boycott rule as the engineers,
adding he thought the Ann Arbor engin
eers had made a mista ke. Sargent said he
would reply to the damage suit against
himself and Chief Arthur as soon as be
was served with a notice.
A WEIGHTY YOUNG WOMAN
Is elis Kenan in Silver She "Tips the
Beam at 1 ,40 l'oiimls.
Chicago, March 20. At noon Saturday
200 people witnessed a score of workmen,
pour 1, COO pounds of molten silver into a
huge mold, and one hour later beheld
Montana's silver statue of justice. The
event took place at the factory of the
American Bronze company. Seventy
third street and Wood'awa avenue, where
for the pa.-t two months a ili.7.;i expert
founder, almost all of thetn Fietiehiuen,
under the supervision l Ji.iius i'. ivhctii,
had been preparing for the event.
slie Is Worth ;.OC(, Ton.
Brcsid-'iit lV.imer. of the naiional com
mission, and l'lvsid'.-nt liiu'.nbt'thani. if
the exju'i-il ic-n company, were nmong tho. j
p rest Jit. Cheers were e;veu for the state it
Montana and Ada ileh .n, the model. The
statue will he the feat ::iv i Montana's
disn'ay in the mining bnil-.iing. Tin tol'd
cost, will be in the neighborhood iil'.o M.
and is an excelii nt lir.ene.-s of tin noted
j.ctress, )( -inr 5f-.-it I.i inches high, and
will ft; ad npoa a .lube two feet ill
diameter. The meial ail comes from Mon
tana. SHOOTING AT A MAN IS DIFFERENT.
A 3Iclal Winner at the Butt 1 ails to Hit
Chkykxne. Wju., March -0. As the re
sult of a row at Fort Kufseil. four miles
from Cheyenne, the bodies of two privates
lie in the garrison morgue. They are those
of Herman Ungerer and George Jones.
Jones, was probably insane, and rushing
upon Unjrerer, Ungerer tired when Jones
was not twenty yards away, but
missed him. Jones then shot Ungerer
dead and fled. A dozen 6oldiers and five
sheriff's deputies pursued him. After an
exciting chase two of the soldiers, Meyers
and Kobinson, overtook Jones. They
called to him to halt, and he turned and
fired at them three times. Meyers, who is
weighed down witb'medals captured at the
butts, fired first and missed. Kobinson
took careful aim and Jones fell fatally
S KRUPP'S GIGANTIC CANNON.
DISCUSSED AT NEW YORK.
The Ruling Looked I'pon as at Serious
Thins (or the Unions.
New YonK, March 20. Such local lead
ers as were in town yesterday were hardly
ready to express any feeling but surprise
over Judge Kick's order to Chief Arthur to
annul the rule of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Engineers which requires the mem
bers to refuse to handle the cars of boy
cotted roads. The arrest of five engineers
for quitting work rather than handle such
cars amazed them. But on reflection it
seemed to occur to most of them that the
result oi reirarcung the railway Dusmess as
"affected with public interest" wu a sten
Description of the 1 24-Ton Gun Made for
the World's Fair.
Baltimore, March 20. Hundreds of
people yesterday vieited the steamer Lon
gueil to see the big Krupp gun which has
just arrived here and which is the largest
ever made. It is a 124-ton cannon, built
expressly for the World's fair exhibit. The
caliber of the gun is ltf ' inches. The pro
jectiles fired from it weigh 2,000 pounds
and are four feet long. About TOO pounds
of powder are used at a sintfle shot and the
projectile is hurled with such terrific force
that it will go through a plate of steel
twenty inches thick at a distance of a mile.
The gun will le the largest piece of
freight ever handled by any railway, and
will be taken to Chicago on a car specially
constructed for the purpose by the Penn
sylvania Kailway company.
i ew Brighton, S. I., March CO. Cap
tain Jacob Hand Vanderbilt, brother of
the late Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt,
died at his home on Grimes Hill, Htaten
island, at 6 o'clock last evening. He was
born Sept. 2, 180V.
Salisbury Confined to Bed.
LONDON', March 20. Lord Salisbury is
confined to his bed and has been forbidden
by his physicians to attend to any business
whatever. He has sent a dispatch to Bel
fast saying that he hopes to be able to ad
dress thr meeting of Unionist there
Ex-Scnator D. H. Armstrong, of St.
Louis, who occupied the same room in the
Planter's House forty years, and who was
chairman of the St. Louis committee to
receive Charles Dickens when he visited
that city, is dead at the age of 81.
Three fish in the basin of a fountain at
Richmond, Ind., were frozen in a solid
mass of ice that formed in the basin last
winter. When the ice melted this spring
the fish came to and are now as lively as
A silver doilar of of 1804 was sold recent
ly at New York for $1,200, and then it wa3
found to be a counterfeit.
A smart American has cornered the hair
cloth product in Canada.
A blast let off on the Hudson river dis
placedlOO.OOO ton of stone and shook
down a historical projection of the Pali
sades. The number "13"' will be omitted in mark
ing the houses at Frankfort-ou-the-Main,
because of the superstition regarding that
An attempt was made to Blow up the
Palazzo Altieri at Kome.but the bomb was
found by a boy before it went off. This
and the explosion at the Mattel palace are
laid to anarchist vengeance, as a number of
the "reds" have been arrested recently.
It is now believed by the friends of Miss
Xunnemacher that her death at Pass
Christian was a case of jealous murder and
not the result of an agreement with her
sweetheart to die.
Miss Anna McGreevey accused Fred
Schiebenzuber of slandering her and then
straightway proceeded to cowhide him.
He retiacted all his statements. This oc
curred at Lima, O.
The remains of Howard J. Schneider,
who was hanged at ihe national capital
Friday last, were cremated.
Of the voters at Chicago I31,3:i5 are na
tive born and 128,!tl2 naturalized. Of these
last there are 4.",000 Germans and 23,578
It is reported at Halifax, X. S., that the
Sarnia, about a week overdue, with 700
passengers on board has been sighted. She
had a broken shaft which she was repair
ing. There is some prospect that the Chero
kee Indians will refuse to ratify the sale of
the "strip,'' in which case there will be
more trouble from the boomers.
An explosion of dynamite in a black
smith shop at Scarsdale.X. Y., killed John
Nicholas and Joseph Bartilono, and blew
the shop to splinters.
The revolutionists in Kio Grande do Sul.
Brazil, have won a victory over the gov
Fire at Cincinnati burned the distillery
of James Walsh & Co., with 2,000 barrels
of whisky. Loss, $250,000.
General Kaum says that it costs the gov
ernment in lost time of clerks, etc., $64,000
to permit the holding of the inauguration
ball iu the pension building.
- Oirbett and Mitchell cannot fight at
Buffalo, so the police say.
Fire in the Friend block at Milwaukee
caused a loss of Soo,(Xi0, mostly smoke and
water; partly insured.
Smothered Her Baby Sister.
PiiiLAPKM-uiA, March 23. Two-year-old
Mary Houghariy smothered her 3-month-oid
sister Klleu in a crib iu which both
were lying. The older lay entirely over
the infant during tie.? night and snuffed
out the little one's lii'e.
Iam:ir;c4t by a Coal Oil Lamp.
Knox, ind., March 2J. A coal oil lamp
upset iu the home .f County Clerk Fletch
er Saturday ni.aht and exploded. Mr.
I'ktchcr was badly burned and consider
able u.:nae ill lie to the housi'.
"1 vcti Si lit 'iraon Kiilct).
Long Island City, X. Y., March 20.
Patrick Pidgeun. 22 years of age, and Mar
tin Heymer. both switchmen, lost their
lives in the: I.o;i:; Island railroad yard here
yesterday. The car tlicy were on was Ide
raiied and tore down part of a switch
tcwer, giving the man on duty a close call
Heymer jumped and was run over by the
next car. Pulgeou was crushed to death
bv the srtiuh tower.
i'ne Local Jlsrhot".
Iiav Tirnoihr. SvJ.fO; r.j.1 .r.i.10au ; ekugb
J9.00; haled. ?iO.Oi311.0U.
Butter Fsir to choice, 25c ; creamery, Cc.
Pouitrv Chicken. 9c; turkey' U54
dnckn, Kfcic; geese. 10c.
rr.riT axo teobtable.
Ap;ilc $4 00 perhM.l
Onions $4.(0 per bh'u
Tunaf!" ' c per ln.
live stock ,
Cattle Bntchem pay for "corn fca steeta
44(.rK; cows and ucifei, KHSSJ4c : ralvoa
I MM. U BJP V I 1 M
PUREST AND BEST
AT LESS THAN
THE PRICE OF OTHER BRANDS.
O IN CANS ONLY.
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