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Friday — Warmer, fair weather
It looks mysterious, but THE WHEN
doesn’t deal in mysteries—only in Clothes.
It means Bicycle, Boating and Hunting Shirts.
B. Y. m;.
Means Boys, Youth and Men. THE WHEN
combines the two. Result: The male of
human kind clothed in smiles and in the new
shades of these Flannel Shirts, buttoned,
looped, laced and plaited bosoms.
Who was a "mighty hunter before the Lord,”
had no such hunting Shirts as these. As for
ft Bicycle Shirt he never dreamed of one.
P. S.—The price is such a trifle that it may
be merely mentioned as ranging from a single
dollar to two and three-quarters.
Now in daily session in the
beautiful show-windows of the
They are displaying our new
Spring Styles of Clothing.
Look at them.
War Department, )
Office of the Chief Signal Officer, >
WASHINGTON, April 30, IA. M. )
Special Indications for Twenty-four Hours,
from 7 a. m., for Indianapolis and Vicinity—
Warmer, fair weather.
For the Ohio Valley and Tennessee—Cooler
westerly winds, fair weather.
For the Lower Lake Region—Northerly
winds, cooler, fair weather, followed by light
loeal rains.
For the Upper Lake Region-Cooler north
westerly winds, fair weather.
For the Upper Mississippi Valley and Missouri
Valley—Cooler northwest, followed by warmer
toutherly winds; light rains, followed by fair
Local Observations.
Indianapolis, April 29.
Time. Bar. Ther. Hum. Wind. Weather Rain.
6A. M.. 29 76 53 72 East. Cloudy
10 A. M.. 29.72 64 65 South Cloudy
2P. M-. 29.69 57 96 Swest Lt. rain. .17
OP. )f.. 29.73 53 93 NwestCloudy
10 p. M.. 29.76 49 86 Nwest Clear. .19
Maximum temperature, 65; minimum tempera
hire. 43.
General Obeervattons.
War Department, I
Washington, April 29.10 p. m. >
Observations taken at the same moment of time at
rB stations.
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STATIONS. 8 5 • § & ®
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Kw York City..... 29.97 47 N’east ....' Clear.
Washington City... 29.86 54 East. Cloudy.
Vicksburg, Miss.... 29.91 67 West (Hear.
New Orleans, La— 29.87 73 West ..... Fair.
Shreveport, La. 29.95 66 North Clear.
Fort Smith, Ark... 29.91 60 West Clear.
Little Rock, Ark... 29.86 60 West Clear.
halves ton, Tex 29.93 75 North Clear.
Memphis, Tenn.... 29.84 62 West Clear.
Nashville, Tenn.... 29.78 60 West Clear.
Louisville. Ky 29.79 57 West .14 Fair.
Indianapolis, Ind... 29.78 50 Nwest .19 Clear.
Cincinnati, OC 29.72 53 Nwest .47 Cloudy.
Pittsburg, Pa...... 29.71 64 East Cloudy.
Oswego, N.Y 29.94 49 East .05 Clear.
faledo, O. 29.76 64 N’east Clear.
E scan aba, Mich.... 29.95 49|N’east Fair.
Marquette, Mich... 30.01 45 Nwest Fair.
Chicago, 111 29.78 50 West .37 Lt. rain.
Milwaukee, Wis.... 29.79 44 North Cloudy.
Duluth, Minn 30.03 41 N’east Clear.
Bt. Paul. Minn 29.91 53 Calm Clear.
LaCrosse, Wis. 29.83 61 North .12 Clear.
Davenport, 1a...... 29.78 48 South ..... ( loudy.
Des Moines, la. 29.83 46;N’east Foggy.
Keokuk. Ia 29.74 42. West Cloudy.
Cairo, 111 29.78 60 West Clear.
Springfield. 111.. . 29.73 48 South .04 Lt. rain.
Bt. Louis. Mo 29.77 55 West .02 Lt. rain.
Lamar, Mo 29.JJ1 49 Nwest Clear.
Leavenworth, Kan.. 29.88 44 Nwest .12 Cloudv.
Omaha, Neb 29.95 42 Nwest .04 Lt. rain.
Yankton, Dak 30.00 41 Nwest Cloudy.
Moorehead, Miun.. 30.07 43 North Cloudy.
Bismarck. Dak 30.17 ■ 42 East Clear.
Fort Buford, Dak.. 30.13 44 N’east Clear.
Bssinlboine. M. T 29.84 61 S’east Cloudy.
Ouster, Mont.- 29.84 58 S’east Clear.
wood, Dak
North Platte, Neb.. 30.06 49 North ..... Clear.
Denver, Cti- 30.02 53 S’east Clear.
W. Las Animas. Col 29.99 54 East Clear.
Dodge City, Kan.... 30.01 54 North . ...Clear. ,
Fort Elliott Tex... 29.99 58 South Clear.
Fort Sill, Ind. Tor.. 29.97 62 West Clear.
Fort Stockton, Tex. 29.97 69 S’east Clear.
•SI Paso, Tex 29.86 73 South Clear.
ialt Lake City. T J.T 29.88 69 East Cloudy.
Ex-President Arthur.
New York. April 29.—A special from Wash
ington mrs: “Rev. Dr. W. A. Leonard, rector
of St. John’s Episcopal Church here, has been
summoned to New York to see ex-President
Arthur. General Arthur always attended old
St John’s Church when President, and held Dr.
Leonard in high esteem.
Ayer’s Hair Vigor restores grey hair to its
• virtual color, and makes the hair vigorous and
The Resignation of the Greek Minister
of War a Favorable Indication.
Unautheoticated Statement that Greece Has
Been Promised an Extension of Terri
tory in Cass She at Once Disarms.
The Labor Troubles in Belgium Again
Assume a Threatening Character,
And Fears of a Serions Revolutionary Out
break Are Entertained—The Russian Czar’s
Tour of Inspection—Cable Notes.
Indications Pointing Toward Peace—Alleged
Promises by the Powers.
Athens, April 29.— The Minister of War has
resigned. His resignation is due to the fact that
he did not coincide with the action taken by his
colleagues during his absence at the front. The
powers have approved the action of their repre
sentatives here in presenting the ultimatum to
the Greek government.
The Official Journal says that if the powers
will recognize the agreement between Greece and
France, and remove their display of force to
compel Greece to submit to their views, Greece
will act in consonance with the duties inspired
by her national interests and the honor of the
Tho resignation of Colonel Mayromichahs,
Minister of War, is regarded as an indication of
peace. Premier Delyannis will assume the du
ties of the War Department for the present.
lt is expected that Greece will soon officially
notify the powers that her forces will be dis
armed. It is maintained in official circles here
that Count De Morny, the French embassador,
promised that if Greece disarmed she would be
rewarded by having an extension of frontier, as
promised in the treaty of Berlin.
The reply of the Greek government to the
ultimatum of the powers is due on Tuesday
next, when the foreign ministers will be recalled
unless Greece consents to disarm.
The London Standard says that Greece has
answered the ultimatum of the powers by de
claring her adherence to the answer already giv
en to France. Prince Bismarck has proposed to
the powers an effective bloekade of the Greek
A Vienna telegram says: “M. Manis has hand
ed to Count Kalnoky the reply of Premier Del
yannis, to the effect that the ultimatum of the
powers ought to be withdrawn; that Greece is
willing to submit her claims to the powers for
diplomatic consideration, and that Greece can
not, with honor, yield to dictation. He alleges
as a reason of Greece’s resistance the excited
condition of the people, which, he says, can only
be qnieted by tho concession of some of their
righteous claims.”
Affairs Again Assuming a Serious Aspect—A
Revolutionary Outbreak Feared.
London, April 29. —The labor troubles in Bel
gium are again assuming a threatening aspect,
and a serious revolutionary outbreak is greatly
feared. A correspondent at Liege writes that
the strike riots there are liable to be renewed at
any moment with redoubled violence, and that
the eitizena live in the greatest dread.
The real terror of the situation consists in the
ntter absence of organized unions. There is no
tangible source or controlling power which the
authorities can reach and influence. All is a
chaos of ungoverned rage and brute force.
There is no programme, anu there are no lead
ers, so that an assault upon the reputable quar
ters of the town may be made at any hour,
without the slightest regard to consequences.
The are the only solid party in the
midst of this hot mass of rebellion, and they
can muster only a dozen reliable men, and can
have, practically, no influence at all in guiding
the fury of the mob, although they are potent
in exciting it They can readily set mischief
afloat hut they must leave it to take what
course it will.
One of the leaders of the Anarchist band is in
the pay of the police, and has been giving them
some information that betrays plainly the whol
ly irresponsible and lawless character of the re
cent riots, and the terribly dangerous nature of
the disorders yet to come. He reports that at
the last meeting held by the Anarchists prior to
March 18, the day on which the great riot broke
out in Liege, nothing whatever was known of
the coming riot, and the Anarchists were alto
gether innocent of inciting riot, whatever part
they may have taken in it, or in working up the
feelings of the people to a rebellions pitch. The
outbreak itself was absolutely spontaneous, this
man declares, and this completely ungoverned
and ungovernable uprising of the masses is a
hundred-fold more perilous than the organized
rebellion of all the workmen in the kingdom
would be.
The municipal councilor, at Seraing, speaks
in the most pessimistic tone of the general out
look of the labor troubles. He says that if noth
ing be done by the authorities to improve the
condition of the miners a tremendous catastro
phe is inevitable. He giveß over half a year for
the culmination of this event. He believes that
the miners will get through the summer well
enough, but that the cold weather will bring
their winter suffering upon them again, and
rouse all the animal rage against their condition,
which is now relatively quiescent Lie says that
a terrible uprising is sure to take place before
Another element in this uncompromising war
between capital and labor in Belgium must be
considered, as its importance is very great in
relation to the permanency and ultimate effect
of the workingmen’s rebellion, if it once gets
fairly under way. This is the interest of the
local tradesmen in such places as Liege and
Seraing. If the miners are deprived of the just
balance of their wages by overcharges for food
bought at places controlled by the employers, or
if they are discharged and left without any
money at all, then poverty will ruin the local
trades people, who will find no buyers for their
goods. Tracing their disaster to its immediate
and manifest origin, they will sympathize with
the miners and make common canse with them
in any movement which seems at all likely to
improve the condition of all. Thu union of sev
eral interests is likely to make a general out
break more permanent and dangerous than the
riots by the miners alone would be.
Since the riots, a month ago, the circulation
of the noted Socialist organ, Le Penple, has
risen from twelve thousand to thirty thousand,
and is still constantly incroasing in a*similar
ratio. This indicates the spread of Socialistic
ideas, and is a threatening sign as evidence of
an increase of intelligent and common opinion of
their condition among workingmen ill Europe.
The Emperor's Tour of Inspection—A Scandal
and a Reconciliation.
Constantinople, April 29. —A romantic story
is told to explain the presence of the Czarina of
Russia during the rough-and-ready military tour
of the Czar to the south of Russia. At first it
was thought that the attendance of the Czarina
and her court, and the Czarevitch, with her
suite, was intended only to cloak the real nature
of the journey and give it the appearance of a
pleasure jaunt This position is no longer tena
ble, for the Czar takes no pains to conceal the
fact that he is making a rigid tonr of inspection
and final organization of his southern armies.
From early morning until midnight he is in
his saddle or his council-room, minutely examin
ing every detail of the soldiers’ physique, morale
and commissariat, and shifting officers about as
he finds them worthy of promotion or tainted
with Nihilism. At Lividia, for instance, the
Czarina is embowered, the Czar is bivouacked.
At one end of the palace there is a constant suc
cession of balls, dinners and imperial receptions.
The other end looks like a guard-room.
Here the Czar sits far into . the night
receiving reports from his generals and
rapidly issuing orders. These reports and the
results of the Czar’s personal inspections are
most favorable. It is certain that the Russian
armies massed in Bessarabia and on the shores
of the Black sea do not exist on paper, but that
every man and animal, every gun and saber, and
every pound of provisions named in the muster
rolls are on hand, and ready for immediate serv
ice. Strangely enough, the Czarina seems more
interested in these warlike preparations than in
all her balls and other pageantries. The rumored
reason is as follows:
It is said that during the attendance of the
Czar and Czarina upon the reunion of the latter’s
family at Copenhagen last summer the gallant
ries of his Imperial Majesty among the Danish
court ladies were scandalously public and pro
miscuous. At last the butterfly character of his
attentions provoked some of the discarded beau
ties to make it a state matter, and without, of
course, referring to their own little lapses, they
pointed out to the King the flagrant breaches of
decorum of which the Russian monarch was
guilty every day with various ladies of the court.
Gentle King Christian undertook to remonstrate
with his august son-in-law, but he ouly could
stammer out half his speech. What he did say
had the effect of making the Czar furious with
anger, and he rushed from the room in search of
his wife. He found her in tears and inditing a
letter. He savagely demanded to know for
whom that letter was intended.
“For my father,” she replied.
“Ah!” be roared, “then I have found the trait
ress who has denounced me to the King, and per
haps made me the laughing stock of Europe.”
The Czarina rose, her beautiful eyes stream
ing with tears, and held out the letter to her
“Sire,” she said, “read that letter, and then if
lam guilty, you have your sword to give me
justice of death.”
The letter consisted of a tender and pathetic
but powerful appeal to the King not to say one
word to the Czar of the slanders that had lately
been floating about the court. Two sentences in
the letter especially commanded the attention of
the Czar. The Czarina said she knew nothing
of the details of the scandals, which had only
reached her ears, because she had promptly
silenced all who sought to tell her, but she knew
that her husband, the great Czar of all the Rus
sias, was not and could not be gnilty. The other
sentence that affected the Czar was that if the
King gave his indorsftment to the slanders it
would inflict a personal stigma upon her which
she would not voluntarily survive.
This blind, unquestioning faith and self-sacri
ficing devotion completely disarmed the Czar,
who really loves his wife, and filled him with
contrition. He confessed that he had been
guilty, and humbly sued ftr pardon. Os course,
this was granted, and a complete reconciliation
was quickly effected. Then the Czar in
sisted upon having some act of penance to
perform Hq besought his wife to make him
some extravagant request, such as buying fabu
lou3 laces or diamonds, doubling her suite of
ladies in waiting, or building anew and splendid
palace, and he solemnly swore that, however
costly or apparently possible the request, he
would fulfill it. The Czarina replied: “Be al
ways a friend, officially and personally to my
brother Wilhelm." The Czar was rather stag
gered at this request, but he admired its self-de
nying character, and he was bound by bis oath.
So he swore on the cross of the sword the most
solemn and binding oath that he could formulate
that he aid, to the full extent of his abil
ity, Prince Wilhelm, of Denmark, now called
King Georgius I of Greece, in peace or war, in
prosperity or adversity, and in any mutations of
fortunes that might occur to him or to his peo
It certainly cannot be denied that the Czar has
repeatedly daring the last few months given aid
of an important nature to King Georgius, and
the story goes that the purpose of the Czarina’s
presence in the Crimea is to see that he contin
ues to fulfill his pledge.
The Chinese Government Bnsily Preparing
for the Young Emperor's Marriage.
Tien-Tsin, April 20.— The Chinese govern
ment is entirely absorbed making the prelim
inary arrangements for the young Emperor’s
marriage and his assumption of authority as the
actual head of the state. The first of these ar
rangements is for him to worship at the tombs
of his ancestors, and this requires a
journey of about one hundred miles to
the northeastward. A special road has been
built for him to travel over, and cannot be used
by any one else until he is done with it He
will be accompanied on the journey by a large
retinue, including the Empress Regent (his aunt)
and by many of the grand dignitaries of the em
{•ire. He will start at 3or 4 o’clock in the morn
ng from the imperial palace at Pekin, will ride
in a covered cart, and all the strets and
roads through which the cortege passes will
be carefully guarded from foreign eyes. It is
estimated that the expense of the affair, which
will last about ten days, including the time spent
in going and comine, will be somewhere between
$500,000 and $1,000,000. It is- also said that the
Empress Regent has selected one of her nieces,
the daughter of the Duke Chow, as the first wife
of the young Emperor. The young woman is
just sixteen. Her immediate family is neither
rich nor old, nor has it been distinguished for
any special qualities on the part of its male
French Patriotism Aroused.
Strasbourg, April 29.—A French officer, at
tired in uniform, was married here yesterday to
an Alsatian lady. After the ceremony a crowd
of 300 persoDS followed the officer, shouting
“Vive la France," and displaying great enthu
siasm. The police dispersed them.
Cable Notes.
Baron Headley has been declared a bankrupt.
The Semiru volcano, in the island of Java, is
in a* state of eruption.
Wildison’s mills, at Beeston. Nottinghamshire,
England, together with many adjoining houses,
have been destroyed by fire. The loss is $750,-
000. One thousand persons are deprived of em
ployment by the burning of the mills.
Findings of ft Non-Partisan Committee.
Columbus, 0., April 20.—The non-partisan
senatorial committee of six, which has been in
vestigating the alleged frauds perpetrated at the
elections in Cincinnati, on Oct. 13 last, with a
view to seating the four Republican claimants
for Hamilton county who are contesting the
seats of tho Demoeratio sitting members in the
State Senate, submitted two reports, defined by
party lines, to that body, this evening. The sub
stance of the separate reports, with the claims
mftde and the conclusion and recommendations,
have already been made public. The Republican
members of the committee, by a system of argu
ment and a review of the evidence of 550 wit
nesses and an inquiry consuming forty-five days’
time, concludes that the four Republican candi
dates were elected by majorities ranging from
932 to 1.488, and are entitled to the seats. The
Democratic members of the committee, by a
similar process, and throwing out precincts
which are retained by the Republicans, find that
the four Democratic candidates were elected by
majorities ranging from 200 to 800, and are en
titled to the seats. The reports, which are vol
uminous, were read, ordered printed and made
the special order for next Wednesday at 11 a. m.
Games Lost and Won Yesterday by League
and American Association Clubs.
St. Louis, April 29.—The League series opened
here to-day, and, notwithstanding a raw and re
ally cold atmosphere, fully 5,000 people were on
the grounds. The Detroits played an almost per
fect game, making but one error, and that a
questionable one, while their batting was very
fine add heavy. The home team also played
well, but they failed to get on to Baldwin, mak
ing but three hits in the whole game. Score:
St. Louis 0 0000000 1— I
Detroit.. 0 2211012 o—o
Earned runs—St. Louis, 1; Detroit, 2. Two
base hits—Rowe. Home runs —Thompson, Den
ny. Total bases on hits—St. Louis, 6: Detroit,
21. Left on bases—St Louis, 1. Struck out—By
Baldwin, 4. Bases on called balls —Off Sweeney,
2; off Baldwin, 1. Passed balls—Dolan, 2; Ben
nett, 0. Wild pitch—Sweeney, 1.
Cincinnati, April 29.—Two thousand persons
welcomed the St. Louis club to-day, in spite of
threatening weather. The visitors continued
their heavy batting record, apd began the game
by earning four runs. By hard hitting and good
base running the St Louis men raised their
score to nine by the fourth inning. The home
team made four unearned runs in the fifth in
ning. Play was stopped at the end of the first
half of the sixth iuning on account of rain.
Score by innings:
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 4—4
St. Louis 4 2 2 1 o—9
Earned runs—St. Louis. 4. Two-base hit—
Latham. Three-base hit—Robinson. Passed
balls—Baldwin, 1: Kemler. 1. Bases on balls —
Off Mullane, 1; off McGinnis, 2.
Washington, April 29.—The championship
season of the National League was opened here,
to-day, with a game between the Nationals and
Philadelphias. Never before has such an assem
bly gathered in this city to witness a ball game
as that which tested the capacity of Capital
Park to-day. Many ladies were present, and the
Marine Band did the blowing. The Nationals
outplayed their opponents at all points. Score:
Nationals 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 I—6
Philadelphia. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 o—3
Earned runs—Nationals, 3; Philadelphia, 2.
Two-base hits—Carroll, Gilligan. Three-base
hits—Andrews, Gladraan. Passed balls —Mc-
Guire, 1; Gilligan, 1. First base on balls—Casey.
4; Shaw, 2. Base hits—Nationals, 9; Philadel
phia, 5. Errors —Nationals, 4; Philadelphia, 9.
Baltimorh. April 29.—T0-day’s game was
marked by the heavy batting of both the Brook
lyn and Baltimore clubs, but the home team
buuched their hits in the eighth inning and won
the game. Toole and Kilroy were the opposing
pitchers. A stiff wind prevented very effective
work. Sommers did the best batting for Balti
more, atad McClellan’s base running and fielding
were remarkably brilliant. Score by innings:
Baltimore 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 6 I—l 4
Brooklyn 0 1520100 0-9
Earned runs—Baltimore, 6; Brooklyn, 3. Two
base hits—Fulmer, Houck, Parrel, Muldoon,
Scott, Sommers. Three base hit —Houck.
Passed balls—Fulmer, 3; Sbriver, 5. Wild
pitches-Jfcilroy, 3; Toole, 2. Base hits—Balti
more, 17: Brooklyn, 12. Errors—Baltimore, 3;
Brooklyn, 3.
Philadelphia, April 29.—The Athletics
batted Mays freely to day, and, assisted by
errors of McLaughlin, Foster and Crotty, they
ran up a score of eight runs. The Metropolitans
could no nothing against Matthews, except in the
seventh inning, when the first four batters made
safe hits, and three runs were scored. With the
exception of a neat left-hand stop by Bradley,
the fielding was without particular feature. At
tendance, 1,500. Score:
Athletics 0, 0 1 2 3 .1 1 0 o—B
Metropolitans 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 o—3
Earned runs—Athletics, 1; Metropolitans, 3.
Two-base hit—Coleman. Three-base hit—
O’Brien. Passed balls—Crotty, 2. First base
on balls—Athletics, 2. Errors—Athletics, 4; Met
ropolitans, 8.
New York, April 29.—The League champion
ship season was formally opened in this city to
day by the New York and Boston clubs. The
attendance was 11,946 persons. Eleven innings
had to be played to decide the contest The ex
citement was great throughout the game. Ger
hart carried off the honors. Score:
Boston 0 200000011 o—4
New York 0 021000001 I—s
Earned runs —Boston, 2; New York, 3. Home
rnn—Johnson, 1. Two base bits—Wise,
O’Rourke, Esterbrook, Gerhart. Three-base
hit—Radbourue. First base on balls—Boston, L
Errors—Boston, 4; New York, 3.
Seeding Well Under Way in the Northwest—
The Season Two Weeks Earlier than Usual.
Minneapolis, Minn., April 29.— During the
past few days some portions' of Minnesota and
Dakota have been visited by snow-storms and
frosts. The former have done more good than
harm, as moisture was much needed, particu
larly in southern Dakota, where very little snow
fell last winter, leaving the ground dry this
spring. The rains have extended all over the
Northwest, being the heaviest in southwestern
Minnesota. Much of the seed sown on the dry
ground has not sprouted, but the rain will start
it at once. The frosts have been heavy enough
in places to form ice, but no damage* has re
sulted, as the crop is not far enough advanced. The
season has been the most favorable known for
years. The sowing began at least ton days ear
lier, and in favored localities two weeks earlier,
than last spring. In some portions of the south
west the crop is already in, and
much of it is up and grow
ing vigorously. The present cool weather is the
best kind of growing weather, and will cause
the plant to stool out and give it new root. In
southern Minnesota tthe work is a little late, but
as the acreage in that section is small the work
can be finished in a short time. The prospects
for a big crop in Dakota are now more favorable.
The seasonable raius in the James river valley
have been of great benefit, as it was there the
ground was dryest Not a drop of rain has
fallen in some localities in the valley since last
July until this week, and as the snow was light
there was not sufficient moisture in the ground
to sprout the seed. In more favored localities
wheat is up and looking well. Along the North
ern Pacific seeding is well under way, and a few
days more will finish the work. The season is
fully two weeks earlier than last year, and the
crop has been put in the ground in excellent
shape. Estimates as to the acreage vary widely;
but there will probably be a small increase in
southern counties. A great deal of flax will be
sown, as that crop proved very profitable last
year. In the north, along the Manitoba river,
more ground will be given to grass and roots for
stock than ever before, as farmers are being
urged to give more attention to stock-raising and
less to wheat
A Blnkiug Ship.
Fort Monroe, Va., April 29—A bottle found
on the beach seven miles north of here con
tained the following: “The ship Olivette, from
Sonth America, is in a sinking condition. John
Jones, Albert Edwards, George Samuels, Gen.
D. Y. Lafreniere.” There was no date or bear
ings. The vessel sailed March 5, from Bahia tor
The Strike Fever Still Raging at Several
Important Business Centers,
With the Signs of Disturbance Most Promi
nent at Chicago, Milwaukee and New York,
but the Smaller Cities Are Not Escaping.
Many Employers Preparing to Meet the
Men’s Demands by Shutting Down.
How Non-Unionists Are Persecuted by Knigh ts
of Labor—The House Investigating Com
mittee at St. Louis-Other Labor News.
Demands for Eight Hours* Work and Ten
Hours* Pay—Several New Strikes.
Chicago, April 29. —The employes of the
West Division street-car shops notified Superin
tendent Cregor, on Tuesday, that they would
adopt the eight-hour rule on May 1, and would
expect the same pay as they were receiving 9 at
present Mr. Cregor replied, “Times aro hard,”
and asked them if they would not reconsider the
matter. A meeting of the employes was held
yesterday, and the adoption of the eight-hour
rule was voted down. Then it was decided to
work ten hours, but to ask the company for an
advance of 10 per cent, in wages, the car works
to close on Saturday at noon, thus giving half a
day each week, making the work on the average
nine hours a day. Mr. Cregor said last njght
that he could not say what course the company
would pursue until he had received the final an
swer of the men.
The wages of the one hundred men in the me
chanical department of the South-side street
railway were increased from 10 to 15 per cent,
on April 1. Yesterday the men agreed to ac
cept their former wages if the company would
establish the eight-hour rule on May 1. The
company consented, and on Saturday the men
will join in the eight-hour celebration.
Employes of the Pullman company, to the
number of nearly a thousand, held a mass-meet
ing, last night, at Kensington. The question of
eight hours a day was agitated, and considerable
heat was developed in the discussion. Some
wanted eight hours work and an adjustment of
wages after the short day was secured; others
wanted eight hours’ work and ten hours’ pay,
while others demanded the short day and 20 per
cent, increase in wages. It was said that the
claim of the company was that its contracts
were made for a year, and that ten hours’ work
at given wages had been figured on by the com
pany in making reductions, and that no change
could be made. The meeting finally decided to
appoint committees to canvass all the depart
ments and report tho sentiment of the men.
It is declared that the freight-handlers on all
the Chicago roads will go out on strike Friday
night, unless the railways concede eight hours
sos a day’s work, with the old rate of pay for
ten hours. It is stuted that the movement
originated two weeks ago among the men in the
Lake Shore freight-houses, who consulted the
freight-handlers of the various roads, and it
resulted in a determination to make a general de
mand. The Burlington officials informed a com
mittee of their men that the road could not he run
successfully on the eight-hour plan. Thetither
roads, it is declared, will contest the matter be
fore conceding to the new demand, and a general
strike is expected to follow. Sixty-nine men,
including clerks and truckmen employed in the
freight-house of the Galena division of the Chi
cago & Northwestern railroad, hare gone out on
a strike. A committee of five wa appointed to
wait on A. B. Brinkerhoff, local freight agent.
The men want eight hours’ work and ten hours’
pay. General Superintendent Wheeler and
Vice president Hughltt said they would take no
notice of the demand of the freight handlers.
“We have,” said they, “a similar demand fro—
the men who work in our car shops, but wo r
fuse to grant it We cannot permit our erx
ployea in any department to interfere with the
business of our roads. We must and will run
our trains and machine shops to suit ourselves.”
General Manager Miller, of the Chicago. Mil
waukee & St. Paul railway, was seeu by an
Associated Press reporter this evening, and
questioned as to what reply would be given to
the domands made by the company’s froight
haudlers at Chicago. Mr. Miller declined to give
for publication this reply until it has been for
mally placed before the men, believing it to be
improper for him to do so; but from remarks
made by him, as well as other officials of the
road, it is evident that the demands of the meu
are not to be granted. He evidently believes
them to be unreasonable, and such as would not
be made by the men at a time other than now,
when the excitement of a strike craze exists.
At C o’clock, this evenine the men employed in
the freight-houses of the Chicago & Alton held
a meeting and resolved to join in the demand of
the freight-handlers on other roads for eight
hours’ work without a corresponding decrease in
compensation. All told, the Alton men number
fifty! Their action will be made known to-mor
row to the officials of the road. Until then the
officials refuse to discuss tho matter.
The freight-handlers of the Baltimore & Ohio
railroad are by no means satisfied with the pres
ent condition of affairs. A tax per man of $1.50,
which is taken from the regular monthly salary
by the company, to be used in cases where men
are laid off by sickness, causes considerable
grumbling. There is a rumor to-day that a
freight-handlers’ association will soon be organ
ized. The same scheme is also being talked up
among the men in the Illinois Central depot.
The Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific freight hand
dlers are reported as rather inclined to join in the
movement inaugurated on the Burlington and
the St Paul roads. Up to this evening, how
ever, they have taken no definite action.
It seems to be the opinion of all the officers of
the roAds whose freight men have asked for a
reduction of hours that the employes will be un
able to successfully inaugurate a strike, owing
to the fact that they have no union or other or
ganization. It is the intention of the men, how
ever, to form a society. For this purpose a
meeting of all the petitioners and persons em
ployed in the local freigbt-honses of the roads
will be held to-morrow evening. Their wages
range from $1.50 to $1.75 a per day.
The firm of Rothschild & Sons states that it
will yield to the demands of its men at Cincin
nati It will give ten-hours’ pay for eight-hours’
work, In order to finish outstanding contracts,
but will reduce the working force to one fifth its
present size. The firm expeots this will end the
troubles of the firm here, also.
At 11 o’clock to-day a comittee of three, repre
senting the freight-handlers of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul road, called at the office
of Mr. P. E. Wilson, local freight agent of that
road, to present a petition asking the adoption of
the eight-hour system in the freight-honses here,
and requesting a reply to their demands by
4 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Mr. Wilson
said: ’’You know this is a matter which
I cannot decide, but I will send
yonr communication at once to the officers of
the road, aud will let you know as soon as they
send me their decision." The men declared
that they would remain at work nnlU a reply
was received. Similar demands have been
made on the Burlington & Northwestern road.
The Burlington officials declared that they
would not accede to the demands. The an*
noun cement that the freight-handlers on the
Galena division of the Northwestern road had
stopped work while awaiting a reply, proved
incorrect. The men remained on duty after
making their demands.
At a' meeting to-day nearly all the manufact
urers of parlor furniture in the city formed an
association. It was resolved that they would
not accede to the demands of the Upholsterers!
Union for an increase of 20 per cent on all piece
work prices, nor that eight hours should consti
tute a day’s work. About 1,000 upholsterers and
finishers would be affected should tho members
of the Upholsterers’ Union strike.
Tho machine manufacturers and foundry own
ers of the city held a meeting to-day to discusi
the eight-hour movement. Twenty out of tht
thirty firms were represented. The general opin
ion was that a working day of eight hours was
not sufficient for the profitable conduct of the
business, and that, if necessary, the establish
ments wouid shut down entirely. No assoeia
tion was formed. The understanding was that
each should treat with his own men independ
Arrangements for a Huge Demonstration and
Workers on Saturday Night.
New York, April 29.—Prom present indica
tions Saturday night will be made memorabh
by one of the largest gatherings of organized
labor ever seen in this city. The demonstration
will be held in Union sauare, under the directiof
of the Central Labor Union, which represent!
about ICO trade and labor clubs. Within a yeai
the growth of the Central Labor Uuion has been
wonderful, and its membership is increasing
every week. New trades are being organized
as rapidly as possible. The meeting has
been called to favor & system of
shorter hours of labor, and not, as many
suppose, to make a united demand for eight
hours, and in case of a refusal on the part of th
employers to bring about a mammoth strike.
All the unions believe in short hours of labor,
but they have come to the conclusion that th
time has not yet arrived to make a united de
mand for eight hours. Some of the trades will
make an eight-hour demand on May 1. Other!
will ask for nine, and some will ask for ten
hours. The meeting will indorse these demands,
and while it may favor eight hours for all trades,
it will not insist upon obtaiuing the concession
at present, except in cases of trades that have
already notified their employers of tho*adoption
of the eight-hour rule. The meeting will
probably declare that the men who work four
teen and sixteen hours per day should have
twelve, that men who work twelve should have
ten, and that men who work ten should have
eight or nine hours. By reducing the hoars of
work the Central Labor Union hopes to increase
the demand for labor, and enable thousands of
people out of work to get steady employment.
Some time ago when the building trades, em
bracing, among others, brick layers, plasterers,
latherers, plumbers, painters, roofers, framers,
hoisting engineers and laborers, made a demand
that nine hours should be a day’s work, it was
granted. This year the men will make no fur
ther demand and will abide by the nine hour
rule, as they promised their employers they
would do. _
Probable Adjustment of Stove-Molders* Dif
ficulties—Action of Furniture Men.
St. Louis, April 29.—The trouble among the
stove-molders of this city will probably be al
an end by the first of next week. All existing
indications point to an early and satisfactory ad
justments of the difficulties. A conference to be
held to-morrow or Saturday night will be at
tended by a foreman and molder from each of
the stove foundries of the city, who will discuss
the situation with the committee appointed for
the purpose by Stove-molders’ Uoion No. 10.
Through this policy of arbitration a scale of fig
ures will doubtless be reached which will be sat
isfactory to molders and manufacturers alike.
A number of interviews with iron-workers who
are members of the local lodge of the Amalga
mated Association of Iron and Steel-workers
develops the fact that there is but little, if any,
probability of trouble with reference to tho scale
of figures for 1880-87. The workers in general
are inclined to the opinion that a satisfactory
conclusion will be reached.
The furniture manufacturers of this city held
a meeting last night, and it was resolved that no
objections would be made to the introduction of
the eight-hour system on the Ist of May, but that
they would ray only for eight hours’ work. It
was also decided to form a protective association,
the object being to have a permanent arbitration
board to adjust grievances which their employe*
may hare. A resolution was adopted to the ef
fect that, if unjust or excessive demands should
be made upon any one of them, they would all
lose down their factories.
Twenty-four compositors employed by the
Spring Printing Company struck yesterday, their
grievances being that the company gave employ
ment to non-union men, and paid a graded scale
of prices, measuring an employe’s salary by hig
work. The men state that they were called upon
by a committee of three from the St. Louis
Typographical Union, who guaranteed to them
that, if they walked out, they would be taken
iuto the uuicu.
Discharged Because They Would Not Join
the Knights of Labor.
New York, April 29.— With few exceptions
the new employes on the Third-avenue line show
evidences of poverty that comes from lack of
work. All of them tell the same story of hard
ship—in many cases of abject need and of re
peated failures to secure work. In not a few in
stances the hostility of labor unions and of the
Knights of Labor have prevented them from
getting employment. A reporter who was walk
ing through the stables yesterday recognized la
one of the new conductors a man who had been
acting in the same capacity on the Eighth-ave
nue line within a month. He was a middle
aged man, broad shouldered, with kindly brown
eyes and a pleasant face. The reporter asked
him why he had left the service of the Eighth
avenue road.
“I did not leave them,” replied the conductor;
”1 was discharged, with eight otners, five of
them conductors, and All Americans, because we
would not join the Knights of Labor. You see,
after the recent strike on the Eighth-avenuo liue,
the demand of the drivers and conductors that
they be paid $2 25 a day was granted. Well, the
company cbafed under the new scale of wages,
and they had a conference with a committee of
the men. The company said that they could
not possibly pay the amount and run the road,
and they wanted the men to voluntarily
knock off twenty-five ceuts a day. This
the committee agreed to do, provided the
road was made a solidly union one, which could
be done by discharging nine of us who had re
fused to join the Knights of Labor. The com
pany finally consented, and we were ‘fired.*
One* of the discharged men had been employed
by the road for ive years. One was a Quaker,
and would not join a secret organizati >a because
it was contrary to his religious belief. All of us
were married and had families to care for. II
came pretty hard. We had an interview with
the superintendent of the line, H. B. Wilson.
He said he could not belD us, and sent us to the
president, Mr. Hays. The latter told us he was
sorry, and would give us letters of recommenda
tion, but he could noS afford to offend the
Knights of Labor. He did not dare to reinstate
us. We sought out the president of the Sixth
avenue line, and ho also said that he did not care
to employ a non-union man. The menl was get
ting low in the barrel at home when this strike
came like a God send. Three of us came over
here the day it took place and got work at one*
Since then the Knights of Labor have laid for us
on our way homo. They have tried to induco oft

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