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(( T END ME YOUR EAR,” says
I the candidate. To-morrow
lots of them will say: “Never
mind; both of my own are long
enough.” But all of them will say:
“Let’s go to the WHEN and get a
new Coat.” Why anew Coat? Be
cause their old ones have been but
tonholed to pieces. Why the
WHEN? Where else would they
go? “Highest quality and lowest
price” have long ago settled that.
For this rush we have in new pat
terns of Globe Checks a four-button
cutaway frock. The fit is equal to
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It is very handsome —not “Hansom
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Gov. Watts’s Fulsome Eulogy of Jeff Davis
and the South’s Lost Cause.
Montgomery, Ala., April 30.—Owing to the
crush of report last night, the following speech
of Governor Watts, in prese ating Mr. Davis, yes
terday, was crowded out:
“I can scarcely express to you how proud I am
in having the honor of introducing before you
to-day the ex-President of the confederate
States, now knowu as the chief of the lost
cause. Before he was elected President of the
confederate States, I knew him simply by repu
tation as the fearless commander on the field of
Buena Vista, as the distinguished Secretary of
War in the Cabinet of President Pierce, and as
the representative of the grand old State of Mis
sissippi, in the United States Senate. After he
was elected President of the confederate States
I, without any seeking on iny part, was selected
as one of the members of his Cabinet. I was,
therefore, associated with him for eighteen
months in intimate aud almost daily relations.
Before I knew him personally I admired him as
an orator, a statesman. When I left his Cabi
net, in October, 1863, after having been selected
by the good people of Alabama as their
chief magistrate, 1 not only admit ed him
as a soldier and statesman, but I loved him as a
man; and now after twenty years of an eventful
career he appears before us to-day, and that
which calls him here to-day is full of memories
and fills us with emotions. I see, mmy mind’s eye,
two great sections of a republic of States, divided,
two great peoples springioe from the same sod,
speaking the same language, worshiping the
same God, and professing to love the grand prin
ciples of republican government, under hostile
banners. I see a four years’ war; I see alternate
victories and defeats; 1 see the horror, and the
woe, and the gioom which enveloped our land as
with some mighty funereal pall; and now that the
war has ended I sea the sistorhdod of our fair
countrymen, with every return of spring, cast
ing flowers upon the graves of the honored dead.
Are we ashamed of this homage to the memory
of our lost ones? No, no, no, my fellow-country
men! They fought for liberty, they died for
liberty, and posterity will treasure their names
to the' most distant times. [Applause.] We are
called here to-day to erect a monument over
those noble heroes who fell in a glorious cause,
and he is a coward, let him live in the North or
in the South, or in the East or iu the West,
who would cast a slur upon the emotions which
animate the great people of Alabama in the dis
play of their affection to-day. [Prolonged ap
plause.] My felldw-ciiizens, these graves of our
soldiers deserve the erection of a monument I
have not forgotten an incident that happened
during the progress of the war. I remember,
after the battle of Gettysburg, the turning point,
perhaps, in the history of the war between the
States, that Abraham Lincoln, standing upon
the heights of Gettysburg, on Cemetery Hill,
surveying on one side the graves of the Union
dead and on the other, in the valley beneath, the
graves of the confederate dead, some gentlemen
stepping up to him said, in substance: ‘Mr. Lin
coln, the man who defended the heights will live
in history.’ ‘Yes,’said Mr. Lincoln, ‘these men
will live in history, and likewise will the men
who attacked these heights live in history.’ And
I, too, most fondly hope they will, my country
men. Fellow-citizens, thai was a prophecy from
a great and good man. When tne shadows of
prejudice and passion, generated by the war,
shall have passed away—for twenty years is a
day to them—the dear people of the North will
indorse, the dear people of the North
will fulfill, the prophecy of Abraham Lincoln.
Now, fellow-citizens, erect this monument to
perpetuate the manly courage of the dead; build
it so high that its peak will kiss the first beam of
the morning sun. Let it be grand in all its pro
portions—grand as the courage, bravery, forti
tude of our men whose memory it is intended to
perpetuate. Carve on it the estimate in which
you hold these dead heroes, and leave a space
upon the northern portion of it for another peo
ple, in some future time, to carve the estimation
in which they hold these dear boys who died in
attempting to achieve what they believed to be
their rights and the rights of constitutional lib
erty. The people of the North, the magnanimity
of the North, the sterling men, the good men of
the North, will some day write upon that monu
ment the fact that these brave heroes who are
dead here were their common countrymen, and
were defenders of liberty. [Enthusiastic ap
plause.] Fellow-citizens, the time is comiug,
and I believe it is not. far hence, when the people
of the North, and the people of the East, the
people of the West—the people of the South
already do it—will take up this bloody shirt,
that has been flaunted in our eyes for
twenty years, and will fold it iup and
bury it so deep tnat the hand of
resurrection will never find it. [Applause and
cheers.] They will bury it in some secluded
spot, with no headstone to mark its eternal
resting-place. Now, fellow citizens, I desire to
introduce to you this grand old man. I desire
to say to you why we lore him.- We love him
because he has ever been true to constitutional
government; we love him, because he has ever
been true to the people of the South, and we
love him, above all, because, in the time of mis
fortune in the prison at Fortress Monroe, his
hands were crossed and mangled for Southern
blood. ILong applause.] And hence we love
him now. Now, Mr. Davis, [Mr. Davis takes
position beside the speaker] I desiro to present
you to our Alabama people, and you must per
mit me to say, fellow citizens, that in all my
reading of ancient and modern history, I have
never read of a single man who possessed the
sterling qualities if Jefferson Davis.’’
| Long and repeatedly renewed applause and
cheers as ex Governor Watts ended and Mr. Da
vis stood forth. |
Failures for the Week.
New York, April 30.—The business failures
occurring throughout the country during the
last seven days, as reported to R. G. Dun & Cos.,
number, for tno United States, 189, and for
Canada eighteen, or a total of 207, as compared
with a total of 194 last week, and 182 the week
previous to the last.. The Western and Pacific
States this week furnish about one-half of the
entire number of business casualties reported.
“I find a ready sale for yoar Atblophoros,
and each customer recommends it to bis neigh
bor,” writes C. P. Zimmerman, a druggist of
Terre Haute, Ind., in giving his testimonial to
the merits of the great remedy for rheumatism.

The Eight-Hour Agitation Passes Beyond
Control of the Men Who Started It.
Strikes Follow Each Other So Rapidly that
the Engineers of the Movement Admit
They Are Redaced to a State of Chaos.
Twenty-Five Thousand Chicago Work
ingmen Ceased Labor Yesterday.
Indications that They Will Be Followed To-
Day by That Many More, Who Want Tea
Hoars’ Pay for Eight Hours’ Work.
Rumor that the Strike on the Gould
Lines Will Be Ended Yery Shortly.
The Outlook at Pittsburg and New York—Jay
Gould’s Latest Contribution to Labor Lit
erature —Strike News of All Kinds.
Twenty-five Thousand Men Cease Work, To
He Followed by as Many More To-day.
Chicago, April 30.— The Times, to morrow,
summarizing the labor situation iu Chicago, will
say: “Twenty-five thousand is a fair estimate
of the number of men who quit work yesterday
(Friday), and walked out of the various shops
and factories in Chicago, because their
employers would not consent to an eight
*hour working day and the same wages which
have been paid when ten hours were the rule.
How many will do the same to-day (Saturday)
is problematical, but the prospects for a repeti
tion of the performances of to-day are exceed
ingly brilliant With the furniture people it
was practically a general lock-out all over the
city, and all the 7,500 men employed in the
various Chicago factories are to-day idle,
and probably will continue so for
some time to come. The refusal of
the manufacturers to grant the demands
of the men was the result of a meeting of last
week, when a manufacturers’ association was
for pied and an executive committee was appoint
ed to take charge of the business of tho various
nlembers. It was then decided, if the men de
manded eight hours on yesterday (Friday), every
factory should shut down, not to be reopened
until this committee should so decide, and upon
terms that that body should dictate
men. This agreement was carried
onv to the letter, and to-lay every furniture
factory in Chicago, including Brunswick &
Balke and Rothschild Brothers, is practically in
the hands of the executive committee of the
Manufacturers’ Association, And will not be re
opened until it so decides. A somewhat similar
situation exists in the lumber trade, including
the planing mills and the box fac
tories. No concerted action was had
among the employers until to-day, but all ex
cept three refused the demands of the men, and
in a meeting afterwards decided to stand by one
another, and not to take their men back except
at the bosses’ terms. The number of men in this
trade out of employment in consequence can
only be approximated, but 8,000 is a
low figure. With the iron people the
idea of running only eight hours a day could
not be entertained for a moment by the larger
concerns with expensive plants, and in conse
quence all who were waited on refused their
men’s demands, and Crane Bros , with 1,500 em
ployes, set the example of closing down, arid
with the exception of the rolling-mills, where no
demands were made and no trouble is antici
pated, the majority of the large iron works of
Chicago are to-day closed. The railroads
have, with one exception, so far escaped
trouble, but their time will come
to-day, and it is feared that when
it does come, its extent cannot be
foretold. The packers will probably escape
without serious trouble. The employers are
somewhat disposed to yield in part to the de
mands of the men, while the latter are not At all
disposed to strike. Still, it depends a good deal
on what Armour will do. Though the interests
named are the most directly affected, every bus
iness in the city is more or less implicated, and
this morning the general unrest among the
workingmen is exactly balanced by the anxiety
among the employers.
Details of Yesterday’s Movements.
Chicago, April 30. —The Daily News this
morning says: “The supreme officers of the po
lice department have ceasfld their attempt to
smooth over the fears of the last few weeks re
garding the labor movement. Their sole idea
now is that the approaching strikes of Saturday
will cause a great deal of trouble. It was de
cided last night to place the entire police force
on reserve early Saturday morning. The entire
force will bo kept at the stations ready for im
mediate duty at a moment’s notice. It is said
that the matter of procuring special policemen
has also been canvassed, and that many hundred
additional men can be pressed into service as
special policemen as soon as any serious out
break should occur.”
“We are rapidly drifting into a state of chaos,’
said George A. Shilling, one of the acknowl
edged leaders of the eight-hour movement this
afternoon, to a reporter. “Strikes are occurring
by tne half dozen all over the city, and the cen
tral executive, which should be the guide and
director of the labor forces, has no means of
keeping back or checking them. With a view of
bringing order out of this condition of affairs, I
waited upon Mr. Brown, president of the Trades
and Labor Assembly, and we resolved to form a
central government body, consisting of dele
gates from the Trades Assembly, the Central
Union, the eight-boor committee, and every other
organization involved in this struggle. This
body will meet every night to size up the actions
and movements of the day. Every strike will
be reported and recorded, and general uniform
ity and reciprocity insured.”
The eight-hour movement wt emphasized
this morning, in advance of the liv announced
for its inauguration. Clark Biftthers & Co.’s
furniture factory, at Blue Island avenue and
Robey street, is idle, the 500 employes having
struck. The men demanded eight hours' work
and ten hours’ pay. The firm told them they
could not agree to this, and they all left. The
Arm says the factory will be kept closed until the
labor question is definitely settled.
The St. Nicholas Toy Company informed its
1,500 employes that it would not grant the ten
hours’ pay for eight hours’ work. The employes
are still at work.
The Hercules iron works, on Canal street, will
inaugurate the eight-hour system with the ten
hour pay, beginning to-morrow, for one month.
The Chicago & Northwestern Railway Com
pany has effected a settlement with its 1,800
shopmen, near this city, who demanded an eight
hour working day. The company grants a nine
hour working day with full pay, and made a con
cession to the men in the matter of railroad fare
between this city and the shops. The chairman
of the committee representing the workmen says:
“The men have decided to acceptthe proposition
for the present The original demand still re
mains in force, and we expect the company to
act on it at some future time, when business
may improve. That is the way it stands, and I
think I can say, authoritatively, that there will
be no trouble here.”
One hundred freight-handlers on the Grand
Trunk railroad made a demand for an eight-hour
working day with no decrease in pay at noon to
day, and said they would wait for a decision un
til noon to-morrow.
The immense iron works of the Crane Broth
ers’ Manufacturing Company will close down to
morrow night for several weeks, at least. The
company intimates that it will then inaugurate
the eight-hour System, and deems the shut
down necessary to arrange for the new order of
The Goss & Phillips Manufacturing Company,
which owns very extensive planing mills, has
arranged for an eight-hour working day with ail
its employes, on the basis of eight hours’ pay, be
ginning to-morrow.
Committees representing the 2,000 men em
ployed in the Chicago rolling mills, after consult
ing with the owners of the mills, reported back
to the men, and they decided, for the present,
to continue working on the eight-hour plan.
The employes of the extensive coal docks and
yards at South Chicago have struck for an in
crease of 2 cents per ton for handling coal. As
there were soveral cargoes at the dock awaitiug
to be discharged, the companies had no option,
and paid thawnen the Advance.
The freight-handlers on the Burlington and
Alton roads have stopped work, owing to a re
fusal to accede to a demand for eight hours. As
soon as the freight now ou baud is cleared up the
houses will close.
At 3 o’clock this afternoon the 350 employes of
the Union Brass Manufacturing Company quit
work. They demanded eight hours’ work and
eight hours’ pay, which the company refused.
All the plumbing shops in the city have con
ceded eight hours’ work at nine hours’ pay.
Mr. Gano, foreman of the Chicago, Burlington
& Quincy out-freight house, called on Vice pres
ident Potter and Superintendent Stone at noon
to-day and asked for an increase of pay for his
men for ten hours’ work, and also that the sala
ries of the check clerks be equalized. He re
turned to the depot a little before 1 o'clock, and
reported that his request had not been granted,
though Messrs. Potter and Stone bad promised
to see what could be done at some futuro time,
when matters had quieted down a little.
By 4 o’clock in the afternoon all of the Burling
ton freight-house men, numbering nearly 300.
had gone out The Chicago & Alton men went
out very shortly thereafter.
Tho employes of the furniture manufacturers,
R. E. Poplo and William Giffeert., numbering
1,500 men, struck, to-day, for eight hours’ work
and ten hours’ pay.
One hundred and forty sewing machine mak
ers, employed by the June Manufacturing Com
pany, also struck upon receiving a refusal of
similar demands.
The Excelsior iron works and the .Link Belt
Manufacturing employing, resoeet
ively, 100 and 165 men, decided, to-night, to shut
down to-morrow indefinitely, owine to the exist
ing conditions in the labor situation.
The strike at Rothschilds’s furniture works
has widened. Reports were received to-day that
the workmen in the firm’s shops at St. Louis,
KansAg City and Denver struck this morning, in
company with the men here and at Cincinnati.
To morrow morning the Furniture-workers’
Union, numbering about 4,000 men, will hold a
meetine.-to be preceded by a parade in honor of
the “emancipation of the workingman." The
union say they have been workimr for the eieht
hour system for twenty years, aud are uow go
ing to celebrate its Adoption.
The proprietors of every one of the ninety
threeluraber yards in the city received, to day, a
circular from the lumbermen’s union, dernand
ine substantially ton hours’ pay for eight hours’
work, commencing May 3. A meeting was at
once called, at which eighty four of the ninety
three proprietors were represented. All of them
had been taken by surprise, there having been
little or no indication of an eight hour movement
among the men in the lumberyards. The pro
prietors, in their meeting, did not commit them
selves on any course in regard to the demand,
further than to appoint a committee to meet
daily and endeavor to settle the problem with
the men in the various yards on the basis of
mutual concessions by the workmen and the
proprietors. According to a statement by the
chairman of the committee appointed at the
meeting, a general strike in the lumber yards
of Chicago would directly involve workmen to
the number of at least 12,000.
The Chicago & Alton freight handlers have
stopped work. The men had a meeting after
quitting work this evening, and decided to join
the eight hour movement should the company
not comply with their petition to-morrow morn
ing. It was agreed to assemble at the freight
house at the usual time, but to make no move
toward going to work unless the company sent
word that the eight-hour rule had been favorably
The Northwestern freight-handlers on the Ga
lena division worked on through tho day without
taking any action looking toward going out. The
demand made by them had not been referred to
the higher officials nor acted upon by the latter.
Hope was entertained that the division superin
tendent and the local agent could dissuade the
men, and thus avoid what would otherwise come
to an open rupture. The men on the Wisconsin
division made no move. If the others insist
upon a formal reply it will probably be given
them to morrow, and there is no doubt but it
will be in the form of a complete refusal.
The Milwaukee & St. Paul men continued
their labors without interruption until the clos
ing hour. It was stated that they were to have
an answer at 4 o’clock, and at that time the loral
agent. C. E. Wilsod. informed the committee
that the company would unqualifiedly refuse to
accede to the demands.
The Grand Trunk freight handlers made a de
mand of the same tenor —eight hours and no re
duction of wages. They are promised an answer
at noon to-morrow. Rumors were plentiful in
regard to all of the other roads, but were unreli
able and untruthful, born of the excitement and
circulated as the strike gossip of the day.
Renewal of the Rumor that the Strike Will
Shortly Be Declared Ended.
St. Louis. April 30.—1 tis generally expected
here that the offer made by the citizens’ com
mittee to the general executive board of the
Knights of Labor to attempt to secure the rein,
statement of the strikers upon the railway t, will
be accepted, and that the strike will
be declared off in a few days. The
general board met in executive session
yesterday, and in the afternoon were in commu
nication with the citizens’ committee. Their
willingness to end the strike, provided an assur
ance could be had that the agreement of 1885
between the railroad and its employes would be
observed, was expressed by both the general
board and the joint executive committees. Tne
proposition made by the citizens was discussed
until an early hour this morning, and au answer
to it will be returned to-day.
A Threatening Rumor,
Kansas City, Mo., April 30.—A sensational
rumor was afloat this afternoon to the effect that
a final effort would be made by the Missouri Pa-
cific stikers to cripple the company; that they
will attempt to take possession of the yards here,
auq at Cypress to-morrow at noon. The rumor
cannot be traced to a reliable source, but that
some disturbance is apprehended, appears from
specials to the Evening Star from Wyandotte,
Kan., stating that the sheriff of that county is
in communication with Governor Martin, and
has requested that militia be ordered there.
The latest information from Wyandotte con
tradicts the report that the sheriff there had
called ou the governor for the militia. The law
and order league of Wyandotte passed a resolu
tion to-night declaring they would be prepared
to put down any disturbance that might arise
there to-morrow.
The House Select Committee.
St. Louis, Mo., April 30.—Wm. H. Crain, ol
Texas, of the congressional labor investigating
committee, arrived this morning from Wash
ington, and immediately proceeded to the
Southern Hotel, where he waa met by his col
leagues and the committee went into executive
session, which lasted the greater part of the
morning. Immediately upon adjourning, Chair
man Curtin handed a list of the names of the
most prominent men of St Louis to Sergeant
at-Arms Coombs aud requested him to secure
their attendance at a meeting to bo held thi|
afternoon, when the taking of testimony will be
It was afterwards decided by the committee to
see the delegation of citizens, railroad official!
and Knights of Labor separately, and consult
with them in regard to the condition of affairs,
who shall be examined by the committee as to
the best means of obtaining the information de
sired. At about noon a delegation of citizens,
headed by Mayor Francis, and including S. W.
Cobb, president of the Merchants’ Exchange,
and other prominent business men, had an hour’s
conference with the committee. A few minutes
later Vice-president Hoxie, General Su
perintendent Kerrigan, Superintendents Sibley,
of Sedalia, and Herrin, of Texas, and Judge Por
tia, general attorney of the Missouri Pacific sys
tem, were invited to the committee room, and
will be followed by a delegation of prominent;
Knights of Labor. When these consultations
shall have been terminated the committee will
decide whether it wilt stop here now and take
testimony, or whether it will appoint sub-com
mittees to go to Sedalia, Kansas City, Atchison,
Fort Worth and other places on the system, and
return here and examine witnesses.
The committoe concluded to-night that, Sun
day being so near, tliej* would remain over to
morrow and begin taking testimony. Vice
president Hoxie will be the first witness, but
whether his testimony will be taken in full to
morrow, or whether the day will be divided
between him and prominent representatives ot
the Knights of Labor, has not yet been
decided. The committee is also as yet
uncertain whether it will divide now and send
sub committees west and south, and return and'
close the taking of evidence at this point, or re
main here and finish the St. Louis testimony,
and then go out on the road, but the chances
seem to be in favor of the former plan. The
developments of to morrow will no doubt decide
this question. Mr. Hoxie has presented a list of
some four hundred witnesses to the committee.
The meetings of the committee will be held is
one of the United States court-rooms in the cus
General Strike of Cabinet-Makers— Movemontl
in Other Trades.
Pittsburg, April 30.—A general strike ol
cabinet-makers, for an advance of 20 per cent, in
wages and reduction of the working hours from
ten to eight hours, has been ordered for to-mor
row by the Allegheny County Union, which em
braces all the cabinet-makers, burnishers and
carvers, some three hundred in number in th<
two cities. The manufacturers are unanimoui
in their refusal to grant the increase, claiming
that it is impossible to concede the terms de
sired, and prefer to close their factories. A dull
trade and low prices are given as the reason.
The workers are determined to secure the ad
vance, and a long strike is promised.
The carpenters of Allegheny county will striki
on Monday for nine hours as a day’s work, and i
10 per cent advance in wages. At a meeting lasi
night it was announced that the Master Carpen
ters had rejected the offer, and it was decided to
call out ail the carpenters in the county on Mon
At Imperial, Pa., the coal-miners will inaug
urate a strike to-morrow for an advance of a half
cent per bushel. The Scott-Haven miners em
ployed in W. L. Scott’s mines expect to resume
work on Monday at the advance. The fans and
furnaces have been started, aud a general re
sumption is looked for by the strikers. The
strike at Browns Wayne iron and steel mills
has been amicably settled, and work was re
sumed in all departments this morning.
Norcross Brothers, the contractors having ib
charge the new county buildings, now in course
of erection, notified their 300 employes, this
morning, that, beginning with to-morrow, nine
hours would constitute a day’s work, instead of
t *n, as heretofore.
The stone-cutters and masons of Allegheny
City have joined tne movement for a reduction
of hours. Meetings will be held to-night, and
if the employers refuse to concede the workmen
a reduction from ten to nine hours per day, a
strike will be inaugurated to-morrow.
At the O'Hara glass-works about 125 men and
boys are out. The factory is still in operation,
and the firm claim that they will not bo com
pelled to shut down.
The employes at Stern & Co.’s planing mill in
Allegheny City made a demand to-day for eight
hours' work with ten hours’ pay. If the demands
are not granted the men will strike to-morrow.
The movement of the labor unions in this city
for a reduction in working hours is confined al
most exclusively to building trades, the largest
local industries, iron, coal and glass, not being
disturbed by the demand. Those trades which
have demanded a reduction in hours generally
show a disposition to compromise on idno hours,
and no extended or general strike to morrow is
anticipated. The plumbers, bricklayers, hod
carriers. plasterers and stone-masons have
already settled with their employes on the nine
hour basis, and will continue at work as usual.
At a meeting of the stone-cutters, to-night, it
was decided to strike to-morrow for eight hours
and $3. GO per day. There are about
four hundred stone-cutters in the two
cities. Strikes w'ill be inaugurated to-morrow
or on Monday by the carpenters and cabinet
makers. The former want ten hours’ pay for
nine hours’ work, and the latter demand an ad
vance of 20 per cent, in wages and a reduction to
eight hours. The employers have refused the
At a meeting of bakers, to be held to-morrow,
a demand for a reduction in hours will be made,
and if not granted the meu will refuse to go to
work on Monday.
Indictments Against the Executive Board—
The Gram! Jury and the Boycott.
New Yoke, April 30.—The members of the
executive board of the Empire Protective Asso
ciation, Joseph R O’Donnell, chairman; An
drew J. Best, secretary; James R Graham.
James F. Downing and John Hughes, came to
the district attorney’s office to-day to learn if
they were wanted. They were told that indict
ments were presented against them yesterday,
for conspiracy in connection with the Third-ave
nue railroad strike, and that they would be re
quired to furnish SI,OOO bail,each, to answer. They
were accompanied by a bondsman, who became
surety for them. The accused men were ar
raigned in court and pleaded not guilty. Then
they withdrew the plea and moved to quash the
indictment The trial of the prisoners was fixed
for May 5.
Among the new bands employed by the Third
avenue Railway Company, yeatejday, were
some from the South aud West, who had coma
ou, hoping for a chance to use their revolvers.

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