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VOL. 'XXXi1.-NO 7. HELENA, MONTANA. MONDAY ,MORNING, FEBRUARY 9, 1891. PRICE FIVE CENTS
jewelry Co.
Beg to announce that they have
determined to positively
CLOSE "OUT
their entire stock of Decorated
ART CHINA,
Consisting of products of the
Limoge Factories of
IRA¶IJND &EONARD
This step has been rendered
necessary , by the rapid advance
in ,"Local Art," many users ol
this class of goods preferring to
do their own decorating. Con.
sequently we find ourse!ves' with
a4arge stock of beautiful
ICE CREAM SETS,
DINNER SETS,
TEA SETS,
COFFEE SETS,
GAME SETS,
FISH SETS,
ETC., ETC.
These goods will positively be
sold
ATCOST! AT COST!
This is an
Unparalleled Offer!
Customers from out of town will
do well to correspond, or, come
in person.
BRIC-A -BRAC!
All our stock of vases, rose jars,
bottles, etc., of celebrated pot.
teries will be sold
REGARDLESS OF COST.
This is "strictly business;" we
are going to devote our down
stairs room to our Manufacturing
Dept., which has outgrown its
present quarters.
0 INOT MISS THIS SALE
SJ.hnmetz .,ewelIy Co.
Leading Jewelers,
EL3NA, - - MONTANA
N. B.-Fmest watch repairing
nthe Northwest. Jewelry made
o order and re'paired. Diamond
etting and engraving, original
mnd artistic. A MAIL ORDER DE
PARTmENT. Write for a ring
jange to order just the fit with.
W!T BLZý
The Mysterious an S tai
Burning of Robert Burneley
at Butte.
Polloe Think it the Work of lorne
One Who Was Bent on
Murder.
Dillon Makes a Move Towatrd Seeurng
One of the Public Institutiess
of the State.
Buor, Feb. 8.-[Speolal.1-About font
o'clook this morning the bualneas men on
lpwer Main street were startled by load
odes of "ibarder." Byihing to the doors
they weore doubly horrified by the sight of a
man running up the middle of the street,
his clothing blaeing above his head. With
great presence of mind a policeman ran to
the thorouphly frantic man and smothered
the flmes with his overcoat. It was too
late, as aside from the terrible burns upon
his face and left side the unfortunate man
had inhaled the flames, and a very short
time developed the fact that his hours were
numbered. He was insane from the fright
and pain and could give no explanation of
the occurrence. But the fact that his cloth
ing had been saturated with kerosene caused
the officers to suspebt that a murder had been
attempted. Brealing into the saloon from
which the man had ren they found his
overcoat rolled up for a pillow on the floor
of the back room and burning fiercely.
Here again they could detect the presence of
kerosene in such quantities that it was with
great diofficulty they saved the building.
After some time a friend was found who
identified the doomed man as Robert
Burnsley. He was a plasterer by trade, but
bad tended bar in the Belmont saloon the
night before. Shortly before midnight he
turned in the day's receipts and started out
to take in the town. This is the last known
of his movements, but it is presumed he re
turned to the saloon after it had been
closed for the night. Being under the in
fluence of liquor, he went into the back
room and made a bed of his overcoat on
the floor. There he must have slept
while the murderer crept in and drenched
him with the oil and set him on fire, leav
ing him to awake face to face with a fright
ful death. The fact that the back door was
found open gives additional streagth to
this theory.
Later investigation has caused a few of
the police and the proprietor of the place
to adopt the theory that Barnaley was at
tempting to at fre to the building when
he met with the aceid4nt which has cost
himnsodeari, No ~i ave. Abeuonid. for
this action, however, and the theory is
questioned strongly.
Barnsley has been raving ever since the
accident and has been able to give the offi
cers no aid whatever in solving the mys -
tery. He is still alive, but sinking rapidly,
and the physicians say his death is only a
matter of a few lours. Barnsley is unmar
ried, about 45 years of age, and came to
this city from Helena a short time since.
DILLON IS MOVING.
Citizens Want One'of the State Institutions
Located There.
Diurow. Feb. 8.-[Special.]-In response
to a call of Mayor L. C. Fyhrie, a large ana
enthusiastic mass meeting of citizens of
this place was held at Dart's hall last night
for the purpose of taking action to secure
from the legislature the location of the
state normal school or some other state in
stitution at Dillon. The assemblage was
addressed by Ex-Oov. B. F. White,
Mayor L. C. Fybhrie, Judge H, B. Melton,
Judge C. J. Conger and H. J. Burleigh.
A committee was appointed to draw up
resolutions to be forwarded to Hon. R. T.
Wing. Beaverhead's only representative in
the legislature. The resolutions will be
passed on by a mass meeting to be held
Tuesday evening. Enough money has been
subscribed to purchase a twenty acre site
near this city and erect a $10,000 building.
Dillon intends to have one of the state in
stitutions if such a thing is possible.
IT TORE THINGS LOOSE.
Destruction Done an Ocean Steamer by an
Immense Wave.
Nxw Your. Feb. 8.-The steamship Po
laris, regarding whose safety much anxiety
has been felt, reached port to-night fve
days overdue, her foremast gone, engines
out of order and presenting a battered ap
pearance generally. Capt. George Busch
said: "The 27th of January was a particu
larly stormy day. In the afternoon a gigantic
wave threw tons of water on deck. Above
the din of the surginq waters a sharp crash
was heard and the big foremast was seen
hanging on a level with the main deck over
the starboard side. The forward bulwarks
had been carrried away and
could be seen dancing off on
the wave crests. The stairs leading
from the quarter deek to the main deck
were gone, and the sheet-iron end of the
cabin compartment burst in. Portions of
the bridge were missing and the iron guard
rail broken. The small boat had been car
ried off. It was a narrow easape from an
ocean grave. No one, fortunately, was ser
iously injured.
Down With the Captain and Tea Men.
Lownon, Jan. 8.-The steamer Cheswick,
bound from Cardiff to Sit. Nasaire with a
cargo of coal, struck a sand bank of the
Scilly island Thursday and sank. The cap
tain and ten seamen were drowned.
I)EATH'S RICH HARVEST.
tlllionaires J. N. MeCllouigh and John
Mekoown Gone.
Pmrsmnuao, Feb. 8.-J. N. McCullough,
Brst viee-president of the Pennsylvania
Itnes west of PitY~~ urg, and a central fdgre
In railroad management for thirty years,
Sted at his residenee in Allegheny City
Sdm morning,, of general debility. His
state is said to e worth over $1O,000,00.
Jett IaeKeown.
WA.nmhoTcM,l Pa., Feb. 8.-John Me
Keown, a miWlopaire oil producer, died at
his home this morning, aged 88 years. lh
ad been troubled for months with di*.
salty in breathing, attributed to authma.
His wealth is estimated at $5,000.000.
The Frenhe chamber of deputies is likely
to pat a tariff of twelve francs per 10
kilose on American pork. Instead of ten
Francs as arged by United Stae Minister
held.
ITALY'S NEW OABINET,
The Possible Composition and the P~re
mle's Positono.
Role, Feb, 8.--The following cabinet wll
be ofltilally annonnced to-morrow, with the
probable addition of Villard as minisfte of
education: Marquis di Bndini, premir.
minister of foreign afairs ad interim sad
minister of marine; Signor Colombo, mln
later of finance; Signor Noeolers, minister
of the interior; Signor Luazatti, minister of
the treasury; Signor Pslloun, minister of
wars Signor Branse, minister of vublic
works ad interim and of posts and tele
graphs; Lignor Ferrais, minister of Jtlese.
The New Premiers Poliey.
Basan, Jan. 8,-T-lhe ome correspondent
of the Berliner Tgeblatt had an interview
with the Marquis de Bndini, the new Italian
prime tinister. In the oourse of the con
versation the Marquis declared himself
thoroughly liberal, and expressed cool
dence that he would receive the support of
the whole chamber. He said while he was
no friend of the clericalism he considered a
systematic proseeution of the chut'eh to be
both useless and objectionable. He pre
dicted the abolition of the system of voting
known as the serutin de lists. The dissol
tion of parliament,he said, was not contem
plated by the new ministry. Touching
upon foreign afairs the premier described
himself as a warm friend of the Dreibund.
In regard to the domestic policy of the min
istry he said that retrenchments were pro
jected in every department of the govern
ment.
They Say It Will Die Soon.
Roa, Feb. 8.-Leading Italian newspa
pers do not look with favor upon the new
ministry, and they all express the opinion
that it will be short lived. Of the minis
ters Nicolera and Branca are members of
the left, Pelloux is a neutral and the others
belong to the party of the right. With Sig
nor Saraelo not in the cabinet. Catholic
suport of the new ministry is very uncer
SOUTH AMERICA's FLARE UP.
Latest Advices From the Scene of the
Revelution.
Lm.A. Pero, Feb. 8.-The mail steamer
Arequipa brings the following news up to
January 27th, froth Valparaiso:
The steamer Imperial, which was taking
on board 2,000 men for Iquique, was at
tacked by the revolutionists' torpedo boat
Blanco. The torpedo boat was repulsed
after several hours fighting and the Im
perial managed to leave Valparaiso. She
landed the troops she had aboard at Pa
tillo, near Iquique. The government has
issued adecree promising those of its troops
not taking part with the revolutionists 25
per cent. additional pay. Another govern
ment decree provides that families of loyal
soldiers killed or wounded shall receive
pensions equal to their full pay. Taltal
and Chanaral are the only ports taken by
the revolutionists.
The Champion was the only foreign
man-of-war at Valparaiso, while the Acorn
was at ooimbo, and the Pheasant. at
XqqtJe, ,Th e iruia8s Almirante Lynch
and A.:nirante Condell are not in the pos
session of the revolutionists, these two new
vessels having been detained by the Chilian
government at Montevideo.
Joaquin Godoy, late Chilian minister to
Peru. has left itantiago via Cordilleras on a
special mission. It is believed to be in
connection with the new ships being built
at Santiago. The arn.y is rapidly increas
ing.
owenty-five hundred persons have left
Chili on the steamer Romulus, which was
chartered by the government.
A train filled with prisoners was stopped
by 800 "primitivas" w j nen, who liber
ated the prisoners an ,,dok the train to
Iquique, having first kiipd the engineer.
WARNED A(kAINST HASTE.
Harrington Says It Mýy Lead to Hostile
Camps in Every Parish.
DUBLIN, Feb. 8.-Several Irish bishops,
following the example of Bishop Walsh,
have written letters to the clergy of their
dioceases in oppositioh to Harrington's ap
peal to the members of the national league
to reorganize in view of the general elec
tions. Arohbishop Walsh advised the cler
ical members of the league to combat such
Parnellite "packing" by refusing
to join in the trickery. In re
ply to Archbishop Walsh, Harrington
says the archbishop misjudges the object
of the league's circular, which is similar to
those issued annually by the league. Har
rington says he was informed by Dillon
end O'Brien, before Issuing the circular,
that in consequence of the collapse of the
American tour they had determined to ask
the league branches to help evicted tenants.
Harrington advises the archbishop not to
commit the priests too hastily to a policy
which may lead to hostile camps in every
parish.
A Pastoral Warning.
DtaLm, Feb. 8.-A pastoral letter from
the Catholic primate was read in the Cath
olio ohurches throughout Ireland to-day,
condemning Parnell's conduct and warn
ing those engaged id the Boulogne negotia
tions to take cara that the compromise
reached be definite, as the country will
have the last word to say on their issue.
shot Whlle Trying to Escape.
Crrr or Maxtco, Feb. 8.-A Guatemalan
dispatch says General Cayetano Sanchez
died to-day at Faltenango, from shot
wounds inflieted by soldiers. General
Sanchez was arrested several days ago for
insubordination. Yesterday he attempted
to escape, firing at the guards. The sol
diers returned the fire, fatally wounding
him. The government has ordered a court
of inquiry into the case.
Leveling Time by Seaam Power.
VAN Convsa, B.C., Feb. 8.-TheCanadian
Pacific bridge across Fraser river atMission
station was opened yesterday. It is expect
ed that the line to the boundary will be
completed in two months, when through
trains between Van Couver and Seattle will I
be put no, connecting at Mission with trans- 1
contmental trains. 'The time occupied be
tween Seattle and Van Couver will be five
hours.
- I
Cams Near Losing Newfoundland. I
Lonoxw, Feb. 9.-The Chronicle this '
morning says: "Mall advices show we have
ately Soma dangerously near to forfeiting
Ihe allegiance of Newfoundland. We
hops Saisbury ha profited from the lesson
-- smh disreard of olonia ishesa."
Patti to be Sued. I
Lowira. Feb. 8.-Theluselan impressario
yho engaged Patti for the St. Petersburg
ioneerts will sue the diva for "21t,000 dam
ages for breach of contract. Mms. Patti
refusd to appear unlasr advance money
was deposited with her banker.
Mayer Wissman Maes a ight oa RBad.
ZAarsAs, Feb. 8.-It is reported here that F
Major Wiseman I. fighting the sutv.s of
Masbins sear millmasjair
HIS NAME IS JOHN C. NEW
The Consul General at London
Likely to Get the Treasury
Portfolio.
Preeident Harrison ig Said to
Summoned Him Baok to
Waahington.
Pseepecis for uDsiness ia Congress This
Week-A Possible Wrse Colage
Rider on a BIll
Year Your, Feb. .--A gentleman of more
tn local prominehee, who has long been
i tiled with publie afair sad is reputed
t 'be thoroughly infomed regarding the
workings of the present adinisstra
and who has just returned from a visit
Washington, said to-day:
'Tbursday afternoon last President Har
rhion cabled General John C. New, consul.
general at London, to come to Washington
at once."
It will be remembered that when Harrison
wes makingup his eabinet New was anxious
to be appointed secretary of the treasury,
but his friends urged upon him that he
could not then atord to sacrifie the consul
generalship for the position of secretary of
the treasury. The consul-generalship would
oa_ inly yield him $25,000 annually, and
es would give many legitimate
riunities for increasing that sum.
Unless New decides that the handsome in
come from his consul generalship, with its
freedom from care, is better than the sec
retaryship with Its perplexities, (leaving
out the impulses of ambition) he will prob
ably be the next secretary of the treasury.
Thi. i the settled opinion of those who are
bestinformed as to the president's pur
po I. |It is known that New has studied
the wie British question thoronughly from
an n. rnational standpoint. As he is a
mano great disoretion and caution,besides
thoro ly American, his views are of the
greatgi importance to Harrison, who fully
realims this, as he knows that he will want
at his command the best, fullest and most
a4cuatp soirces of information. This fact
aloud "akes New the ationgest possible can
didate or secretary of the treasury.
COMING WORK OF CONGRESS.
'osalble Effort to Pat a Free Coinage Rider
on an Appropriation Bill.
WAsimorow, Feb. 8.-The two branches
f congress made rapid progress during last
reek in the transaction of public business,
ut it is the general disposition to do even
ore work daily henceforward. In the
e..Ute, na3yal a.!ieoprlati n bill will4
roiltWi, i eeýua ic aEorrow after anail
ction is reached on. the eight-hour bill,
nd the district of Columbia and diplo-.
umatic and consular appropriation bills
ill be reported from the committee dur
ag the week. Other measures that will
robably intervene are the copyright bill,
be Indian depredation bill and the Nic.
tgua canal bill. It is within the bounds
f possibility that an effort will be made to
ttach a free silver coinage rider to one
f the appropriation bills, in which case
omeilelay may result. The appropriation
ills will probably continue to a rb near*
all the time of the house fot' some days
come and the prospect for any general
gislhtion during this week is- ot bright
he sitver bill and the report or the Raum
-vestigation committee are subjects which
ay hI precipitated upon the horse during
te week, but in what form it is impossible
prdicti.
Senator Voorhees Ili.
WAmNOTroN, Feb. 8.-Senator Vporhees
Sseronely ill with a complication of rhen
iatism and other troubles.
ALL BURNING AT ONCE.
hree Firds at Sioux City and Two Lives
Reported Lost
Siou Crrv, Iowa, Feb. 8.-An alarm of
re was turned in from the Hunt school
ailding at 7:80 this evening. A high-wnd
as prevailing, and the entire lire depart
ant responded. While the compaanies
re working on this fire, another alarm
as turned in from a four-story brick oo
spied by Tollerton & Stetson, wholesale
ocers. The firm is one of the largest in
.a, doing a heavy business in Nebraska,
)uth Dakota and Iowa. The buildings
gether with their contents were entirely
,stroyed. The total loss is $203,000; in
,ance $130,000.
While the fire was raging in the grocery
uase,.Lyons gun store, less than two blocks
savy was discovered to be on lire. The
idly crippled fire department sent one
_se team to work on the building, but be
g a two-story wooden structure it was
on btrned with its contents. The upber
por was occupied by two families and it is
ported two children have been burned to
ath, but this cannot be verified. The ex
lement as something seldom known here.
oso who were able to be out gave thefire
en valuable assistance.
'he tires were clearly the work of incen
aries, started, it is supposed, for the par
se of robbery. It in now thought by
any that this is the same gang that tried
burn the little town of Covington, just
rose the river, three weeks ago.
An attempt was made at 11:30 to start an
ber fire in a second- hand store on Pearl
set. but the blaze was discovered in time
prevent much damage.
THEY WANT REt('OUNITION.
gllsh Speaking Clergy Opposed to Getr
man supremacy.
Ih.waux.s, Feb. 8.-The organization
re of an American Catholic Clerical
ion, composed of English-speaking
eets of the Milwaukee province, is inter
ited as the first step in what may be a
ter contest against German supremacy.
r years the archbishop and three bishops
the province have been German, and the
rman priests outnumber the English- I
.aking priests three to one, although
meioally the English-speaking laiety is
ly as strong as the German. The recent
pointmeat of Bishop Katiser as arch
hop was a great disappointment to the I
glish clergy, who have now formed an
aunisatlon with the view of securing
,pe recognition, and they will appeal I
st to Home for the appointment of an
.erican to eaoooed Bishop Katzer.
bettleg Ready far a War.
rrv or Maweao. Feb. S--It is reported
. that a seret alliance has been signed
ween Guatemala and Hondurs against c
SSalvador, Guatemala s preparing for a c
rand bringing lrarmy p to the tand- t
reunitnd blaw. !
THE BLIZZARD BABE$.
innaesota and Soeta Dakota and Other
P'lees ave estowrm.
Sr. PAir., Feb. 8.-At noon to-day snow
begaa to fall in this ofty, and there has
been promise of a blitsrd daring the af
ternoon. The storm is pretty general in
the ,northwest, although North Dakota
seems to have escaped it to a considerable
etent. In Louth Dakota the storm that is
aging at Rapid City has extended over the
entire state. Aberdeen, Hiron, Pierre and
other points report a very severe blizzard.
At #oven o'clock to-night the ther
•mometer was sistsme degrees below at St.
Vincent, Mine., twelve below at Minnedo
so, eight below at Port luford, and four
below at Moorhad, Mian. The blizzard
did not appear in North Dakota to.night
but we condlned to South Dakota, Nebras
ha, Iowa. Minnesota aed Wisconsin, being
sevorest in Mouth Dakota,
Colorado end 5New Mealee Ost It.
Drnvr, Feb. 8.-The weather through
out Colorado and New Mexico turned very
cold last night, and by this morning the
mercury dropped from eighb to twelve de
grees and to-day has been pronounced the
coldest of the season. Lnow fell in many
paces. A dispatch from Albuquerque, N.
I., reportgreat distress among stook, as
peolaly sheep, which are freezing to death,
Itaglng is Nebraskl.
O(xAn, Feb, 8.-A heavy snow storm oc
curred here today nearly blockading street
oar traffic. Reports from all portions of
the state show the storm to be very severe.
In the northwestern part the blizzard has
been raging twelve hours and the people
dare not venture away from their homes.
In the southern part the snow drifted from
four to ten fdet deep.
Little Prospeet ef Lettlng Up.
PIzaxR , S. D., Feb. 8.-Theworstblizzard
since 1888 has been raging here since last
night. with little prospect of cessation. The
thermometer went to twenty degrees below
zero this morning, and it has been freezing
all day. It is doubtful if trains will be able
to get through.
Through Tralne Delayed.
Lnraoorx, Neb., Feb. 8.-At midnight the
thermometer ranged below zero and a
strong wind was blowing. The snowfall at
this place was very light. Hastings and
Nelson to the west report heavy snows and
a blizzard raging, and all through trains
from the west are delayed.
Like That of Two Years Ago.
Huaox, 8. D., Feb. 8.-A snow storm to
night developed into a algantio blizzard,
almost equal in fury to that of January,
1888. The wind is blowing at a velocity of
from thirty-five to forty miles per hour.
THRIEE YEARS IN A MINE.
Terrible Treatment of Amermcans by
Russians in Siberla.
BoasTW. Feb. 8-The Herald to-morrow
will publish the story of Capt. Morris, re
t" alin ;hlsperidesetsssgleuder for three
years in a Sibtrian caal minb. Capt. ir
ras says he was captain of the schooner
Helena which sailed from Yokohama April
11, 1883, on a cruise for walrus. They
caught walrus in Russian territory and the
schooner was captured by a Russian gun
boat and vessel and crew taken to Vladivo
stock, where they were tried
and convicted of violation of the
fishingglaws. They were condemned
to imprisonment in the coal mine for three
years. They were obliged to send up ten
tons of coal per day for the first year, and
six tons per day for the other years. If the
stated amount of coal did not come up no
rations would be given them..
Capt. Morris was fastened to a pole, the
chain between them being eight feet long.
After being fastened the captain saw no one
but the Pole until he was liber
ated, not being allowed to leave
the mine during the entire three
years, sleeping on the floor
of the mine, and subsisting
on rice soup. At the end of three months
his companion died, but no one came to re
lease him from the body. At the end of
fifteen days the captain out the Pole's body
in two with his shovel and got it up on a
load of coal.
When Morris came out he found J. G.
Croocker of Searsport, Maine. one of his
crew, had just been released* Together
they walked 150 miles to Vladivostock, the
Russians refusing them transportation.
They were coal begrimmed, ragged and
sore from the bites of vermin. An
American vessel took them to
Nagasaki, where the United States consul
provided them with clothing and they took
their first hot bath in three years. The
consul furnished them with transportation
to Yokohama, from whence they went to
San Francisco. Morris finally reached Bos
ton, his native place, last November. Last
Friday he left the house of friends to come
to this city and since that time he has been
missing.
AN UNAMERICAN SOCIETY.
Organaled to Protect Its Members From
IPunlshiment for Crime.
Strusnootna, Pa.. Feb. 8.-William and
George Butsairage, Matt Moldaxes and John
Laturnikus, four Polanders, have been com
mitted to the county jail in defaultof $2,5001
bail each for murderously clubbing and
stabbing five of their fellow countrymen
who were instrumental in having a friend
of one of the accused sent to jail for assault
and highway robbery. The men named are
the ringleaders of a society which has for
its main object the avenging of wrongs
done its members and the payment of all
expenses of members who get into trouble
before the courts. The discovery of the
society's existence is of great importance.
Of late it has been almost impossible for
the commonwealth to convict Poles of
crimes on account of the testimony put up
in favor of the accused. This kind of testi
mony is now believed to have been supplied
by professional witnesses, members of the
society.
TWO NEW YEAR'S AFFRAYS.
The Chinese Holiday Ushered In With
Bloodshed Isa Sa Fraselsco.
SBA Faascaco, Feb. 8.-As a result of the
police crusade against the highbinders, the 1
Chinese have forsaken the pistol for the t
knife. 'he Chinese New Year was ushred
in last nlSt by two stabbing afraj in
Chinatown, both of which will probably
prove fatal. Sam Bing was stabbed by
Ah Kit, a fellow-workman, who owed him 1
money. Shortly after Sam Kin was foand I
lying covered with blood in a doorway. ie I
had been nai tn four places. None of thb
assailants were captured. More trouble is
teared, as the New Year festivities are ih t
full blast, and the hiahbinders are under I
the influence ef liquor. a
Sir W. 0. Cumming, lieutenant colonel C
of the Scotch guards, and for a loaR time
one of the Prince of Wales' "oet," is men. -
tioned as the military baronet eonaeeted a
with the card scandal. I
ORGANIZfE LABOR TALKS
Chicago Workingmen Want the
World's Fair Dircotory to
Declare Itself.
Strong Resolutions Adopted at a
Meeting in Thea atty
on Susiawe
They Want Only Unioe mer Employed ra
the Balldis asug ight
enus 4, Clay.
Curocao, Feb. 8.--Organzsd labor of
ObChoao hotly asmrted itself to-day regard
ing the World's fair. It was at a regilar
meeting of the trade and labor aIrssbly, a
body said to represent 47,000 workitlmea,
and one of whose members was gven a seat
in the World's fair diretory in recognition
of the $800,000 subscribed by workingmse
to the guarantee fund of the exposition.
Intense interest was manifested in the sub
jeet, as there has been much discussion be
forehand In meetings of individual niones.
The exitement began when James O'Con
nell, president of the assembly, oered the
following:
Wheras, When it was brat proposed to
hold the World's olaumbian exposition in
Chicago organisd labor was appealed to
by the promotors of that institution to as
sist them in eearing needed
lation in favor of this
that the members of the varios t
unions and labor orugazatios of Chiesto
snbsorined liberally to the stock; that the
implied inducement was held out by the
promoters to the working people of Chiasge
that In all work dome on theobildinagesoe
labor should be recognied and havl the
preference over scab labor; and that the
present World's fair directory show a die
position to refuse to recognise union labor,
but threaten to employ indiscriminately
non-union labor, thereby floodinl the labor
market of Chiaego, with the ultimate de
sign of destroying the trades unions.
Resolved, That we, as union men, protest
against this treacherous action of the Worlds
fair directors, and unlese immediate action
is taken by that body to redeem their im
plied pledges given in regard to union labor
that we shall deem it our duty to oppose in
every way any further legislation, either
municipal, state or national, in favor of the
exposition; and we hereby recommend alL
workingmen who subsorihed for the stock
to deoline to pay any further asses1msdte
until the proper assuranes are given that
the implied pledges will be kept.
solvnd, That unless saslatory er
ancee prs given by the directors, tha tlc
Indicated action will be ehanged, weo.' gas
des-m ifour duty toask the oO-opatiegof
organired
asriiat asin n u
In an instant d en men were on the
floor and peppery speeches containing some
printed personalities followed. O'Connell
said: "We will make the directory put a
regiment of soldiers around the ground if
they employ scab labor. The day has
passed when organized labor can be ignored
in great public enterprises of this kind."
The resolution was carried without oppo
sition. A committee was appointed to work
in conjunction with the committees ap
pointed by the central labor union, and the
carpenter's council. These committees, it
is understood, will wait on the mayor and
ask him to issue a manifesto showing the
number and condition of the laboring men
of Chicago. They will also go before the
World's fair directory with the above reso
lution and ask, further, that eight hours
constitute a days' work in the construction
of the World's fair's buildings.
A Big Find Under a Car Cashion.
Cmcaoo, Jan. 8.-Henry Prentice, am
employe of the Pullman Car company.
while inspecting the sleeping ear Atlanta
last night for needed repairs, found two
packages beneath the cushions of a seat.
One contained *$,000 in national bank notec
and the other a like sum in government
bonds. It is not known to whom themoney
belongs or who placed it there.
Charges of Bribery May be [Made.
Boman Crry, Idaho, Feb. 8.-The resolu.
tion which has passed the senate providing
for the election of a United States senator
to succeed McConnell, came up in the
house yesterday. The motion to inded
nitely postpone the motion was lost and the
matter will be called up again Monday.
t is rumored to-night that charges of bri
bery will ae made to-morrow.
Clerical Interference Net Wanted.
PAanl, Feb. 8.-At a meeting of 8,000
toyallste in Nimes to-day, Comte d'Haus
sonville denounced the La Vigerie doetine
of adhesion to the republic. He said he
recognized Cardinal La Vigerie's authority
in matters of religion, but not in those of
politics. The speaker's sentiments were
loudly applauded by the meeting.
imsot the Girl and Himself.
Cnmcao, Feb. 8.-A barber named Jesse
)eburn while intoxicated to-nig shot and
dangerously wounded Miss Blanche Clem
cnt. He then shot himself, probably
fatally. The couple had been engaged but
had quarreled.
itasiness of the anlks.
Boesaox, Feb. 8.-The clearings of the
anks of the United States for. the week
were $1. 12.,677,574, a decrease of 6.8 per
neut. compared with the same period last
rear.
BRIEF MENTION.
A boiler explosion at Gilea' saw mill, near
tendeville, Ga., killed four colored and two
white men.
The president has approved the act mak.
eg apportionment of representatives in
ongrese among the states.
A revolt of negroes on the island of St.
bhomas, in the gulf of Guinea, wase quelled
y, the military authorities.
The town of Ellieville, Fulton county,
IL, was destroyed by fire Saturday night,
dy tbree houses being left standing.
A frb early Sunday morning destroyed a
igar factory and several tenem ents on East
rhirty-eighth street, New York; less, $100.
The saw mills and a million feet of lum
er owned by James McLaren at New Ed
Out,, were burned last night. Los
Advices by way of London say the maid
rate papers of Rio Janerio dispprove the
resty of commere arranged with ti
uited States as dimsdvantageous to 8h -
ii.
Director Berger, of the resit Paris e7
ition asay the reenat tsrI law w the
al ted ats hase chilled thi ard.e of
rhointnded makin ehibit a the
-O fair, but he thnasll th0e tlatts 1 -
setiaoaeta will he minted.~

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