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NEW HAVEN CONN., SATURDAY. JULY 14, 1894 THE C ARLINGTON PUBLISHING CO. PRICE THREE CEtfrS.', . : '' vvt 11 i DEBS RECEIVES A SETBACK TUB JTAXA0B1U WILL IT ATX KOXU- 1X9 Tit DO WITH TUB VKIOX. Am Address wm Prepared mm Mayor nap kin presented It to Mm Hallway Man agon bet They RuM It Buck Wltboot an Answer It IKK Cesdltlonai Snr- mda for Hi Union or m Fight and ths Latter Ha HM Chosen. Chloago, July 18. The officer and director of the A. B.'TJ. held a eDeolal executive meeting at their headquarters In Uhlloh's ball thla mumtug for the purpose of making a proportion to the railway manager! look lug to a oalllng off of the great strike. They agreed to order the strike off if the railway man ager would give the striker their form er positions except those who have been convicted of crime. The proposition In full Is as follows: v "To the Railway Managers: The existing troubles growing out of the Pullman strike having assumed con tinental proportions and there being no Indication of relief from the widespread business demoralization and distress Incident thereto, the railway employes through the board of directors of the A. B. U. respectfully make the follow ing proposition as the basis 01 settle ment: They agree to return to work in a body at onoe, provided they shall be re stored to their former positions without prejudice or except in cases, if any there he. where they have been con- vioted of crime. This proposition, looking to an immediate settlement of the existing strike on all lines of rail road. Is Inspired by a purpose to sun- serve the publio good. The strike, small and qoinparatively unimportant in its inception, has extended in every direction, until It now. Involves or threatens not only every public inter est, but the peaue, security ana prof uerltv of onr common country. The contest has waged fiercely. It has ex tended far beyond the limits of inter ests originally Involved, and has laid hold of a vast number ol industries in no wise responsible for the differences and disagreements that lea to tne trouble. Faotory, mill, mine and shop have been silenced. Widespread de moralization has sway. The interests of multinlted thousands of the inno cent people are suffering. The common welfare U seriously menaced. The pub- lio peace and tranquility are perilled, Great apprehension of the future pre vails, r -. , This being true, and the statement will not be oontroverted, we consider it . to be our duty Aejiitiaeas an mm men to make extraordinary,- effort to ehd the; existing; strike and avert approacmng calamities whose shadows, are even now upon us.-If ended i now J the contest, however serious in- its consequences, Will not have been in vain. Sacrifices have been made, but they will have their compensations. Indeed, if les aons shall be taught by experience, the troubles -now so- widely deplored will prove a blessing of inestimable value in the months and years to come. The dif ferences that led up to the present com plications need not e discussed. At this supreme juncture every considera tion of patriotism demands that a rem edy for existing troubles be found and applied. The employee propose to do their part by meeting their employers half way. Let It be stated they do not Impose any condition or settlement ex cept that they be restored to their for mer positions. They do not ask the recognition of their organization or of any organization. -Believing this prop osition to be .fair, reasonable and just, It is respectfully submitted with the be lief that its aoeeptance will result in the prompt resumption of traffic, the revlv- al of industry and the restoration of peace and order. Respectfully, B. V. Debs, president; G-. W. Howard, loe president; S.- Keliher, secretary. Knowing that the General Managers' association would not receive a deputa- tion from the A. ft. U., especially the officers who have been most active in the struggle for - supremacy over the railroads, it was decided to have Mr. pebs and Mr. Howard go to Mayor Hop kins with the proposition and ask his good services in presenting the condi tion of settlement to the railway man agers. Later the proposition was presented by Mayor Hopkins to Chairman St. John, of the General Managers asso . elation. The association was not in ses sion, but after the Individual members had been consulted it was returned to Mayor Hopkins without answer, and .with the information that no communi cation whatever from Debs, Howard, and Keliher could be received or con sidered by the managers' association. The refusal of the managers to even consider the proposition which would necessitate the dismissal of all men en gaged to fill the strikers' places and (would place them again in the power sf the organization . which had par alyzed their' lines for days was a de cided setback to the American Railway onion. The faHureof their mode of set tlement, leaves the strike leaders only Unconditional surrender or a fight to the Utter , end. , ' , . ,. They chose the latter and' claim the strike is on as strong as ever, In spite of what the railway managers say. Tney elalm to be able to make it still more effective here, .and declare that to day's action of. the managers will solid ify their men who are out, and send at many who have been undecided. Boats Newsboys Strike. Boeton,Jnly 11 For a Uttle whUe to Wght there was considerable bustle in Kewspaper Bow caused by a strike of - six hundred newsboys. The strike was not exactly out of sympathy with the Chicago strikers, nor is it believed that it was in obedience to Mr. Sovereign's general order. -The miilniil luajon was that the borAfcad decided to boycott the Herald and Globe unlaw the managers of those papers reduced -the mice to ' them from-on and one-quarter cents to VTAH WILL ME KXttLItLAX. Admlssloa to Statehood Miuvj.a Oal to the Senate KepanlU ,C Washington, 'JuTyl 1J.-A admlt tanoe of Utah to jtaVtasiist brought forth yuliit; waUfl jh.Uborto has been overlooked by the democrats. Th bill admitting Ct)h passed through ooogreas so quietly that very little dis cussion or talk was made over. IU Those who know the political oondttlons in the territory say positively that its two senators will be republican, If this be true, the demoorats will have to make gains e)Xewhre to bold even the narrow msjoityy which they now enjoy. Should New Mexloo and Arizona be admitted, the senators fri m those states would, in all probability be democrats, but no Steps have yet been taken by tbe senate to pass these bills, aud unless some aotiou Is speedily taken the session will sjhme te an end with Utah as the only new state In the union. HAD AX OSSIFIED UEAKX. The Mysterious Death of Now Hampshire Man Explained. Portsmouth, N. H., July IX An autopsy upon the body of George O Carkins, who was found dead In a field In Newington yesterday and who was thought to have been murdered, re ve&led that death was caused by an ossified heart. Physicians say that the organ showed one of the most remark able cases of the kind ever seen. The valves were so thoroughly . incrusted that it did not seem possible for them to have closed. The heart will be pre served for the New Hampshire Medi cal society. Captain "Jack" Adams for Congress. Boston, July 13. Captain J. G. B. Adams, commander-in-chief G. A. .JI. who has been mentioned as a possible compromise .republloan candidate in the Seventh congressional district, has announced that he will not permit his name to be used in connection with the contest Debs' Agent Sent to Jail. Cincinnati, July 18. Judge Taft of the United States court of appeals found Representative Phelan, sent here by Debs to manage the local strike. guilty of contempt . In interfering with me operation or. tne southern railroad, now in the hands of United States re ceivers and sentenced him to six months in jail ' Arrest ef a Ward Man. New York, July 18. Superintendent Byrnes announced this-momiug th ar rest of Samuel J. Campbell, anex-ward detedtlve, who wss indicted -yesterday a j me grana jury on eviaence-ol a wine dealer, who swore to having paid Camp bell money and who produced a record of the transaction before the Lexew oominittee. Wlman Released on Bail. New York; July 13. Erastus Wlman was taken before Judge Andrews at 2 o'clock this afternoon Charles Broad way Kousse went on his bond and qualified for J50.000. The bail was ap proved and Mr. Wlman was released. CHEAP RAXES XO EUROPE. One Can Go In the Steerage to London for ' Only Ten Dollars. New York, July 13.-r-The cut in steer age rates to points in England made yesterday by the White Star line was met to-day by t&e American Line Steamship, company. Hereafter, until further notice, they will carry steerage passengers to the other side for Jin each, with the privilege of purchasing a return ticket, prepaid, far 816. This rate is to the common points, technical ly speaking, Which are Southampton, Liverpool, London and Belfast. An additional $1 wifl be added to this rate to Dublin and $2 to Bristol. The fare to Havre, Amsterdam, Bremen or Rotterdam will be $15, and $2.25 addi tional to Paris. The continental rate also holds good for Scandinavian ports. The Cunard company say they have done nothing in the way of a cut as yet rRBXDE&&ASX HAJXOED. The Execution Accomplished Without Any Dramatic Scene. Chicago, July 13. Eugene Prender- gast was hanged to the county jail here to-day for the murder of Mayor Carter H. HarrlBon last October. The drop fell at 11:40 a. m. He did not break down at the last as his keepers had ex pected. , Between t and 7 o'clock this moraine; he partook heartily of a breakfast, and about 9 o'clock sent word to the jailer that he was again hungry, and was served with a hearty meal. He talked freely with his spiritual advisers. As the hour for his execution came nearer he showed some signsi of . nervousness, but on the whole was remarkably calm. " i . The jury of physicians atU:10 In spected the scaffold and appurtenances. Fifty deputy sheriffs were ranged round ine siaes oi uie cornaor ana after a short wait the march to the scaffold was begun . '. A- . Sheriff Gilbert and Jailer Morris ap peared at the right of the" scaffold and the prisoner walked behind them. He stood without apparent nervousness as his arms were being pinioned and seem ed determined to die game. A white shroud 'was placed about him and the jailer placed) the rope around his neck and tne white eap ever his head. An 'instant later he shot downward. His heck was apparently broken. He hung aureuAded by the Jury of physicians far nine minutes and was then nro- nouneed dead. The body was then' low ered, placed in a ooffin and taken to the outer court tor delivery to his relatives after the rastomary formalities. ,..', Frendergast made no audible sound from the time he left hts oeu He wee- dissuaded by Sheriff. Gilbert -from his determination expressed earlier -In the Jdaj!; to make apeech, PULLMAN TELLS HIS STORY OXVr.S KMAtOKS WUt Bit KM. FlOXtV WAGES WT.ME MKDVCBD. When a Demand of Uantorattoa was Made He Showed I lie Company was far lac More Tbaa U Keeelved (or Contract Work Why He Did Mot Arbitrate. New York, July 13. This evening George M. Pullman Issued tbe follow ing: "There Is hardly anything new to be said as to tbe position of tbe Pullman oompany, but I have so many indica tions of the facility with whloh my ex pressions and those authorised by me have become distorted and thus mis leading to the publio and of -an entire forgetting of my earnest efforts to pre vent tbe strike, that perhaps It Is well that I should again make a publie as suranoe that the deplorable events of the last few weeks have not been caused by tbe Pullman company taking an ob stinate staud in a debatable matter and refusing to listen to reason. Tbe leaders of disorder have not hesitated to harassJ the publio by all means in their power beoause, as they say, the Pullman com pany would not submit to arbitration, and now that disorder seems to be quelled they are reinf oroed . ha . their clamor for arbitration by one prominent newspaper, but so far as I know by very few if any business men. "What is the demand ooncealed under the Innocently-sounding word Arbitra tion? A little more than a year ago the car shops at Pullman were In a most prosperous condition, work was plenty. wages were high, and the condition of the employes was indicated by the fact that the local savings banks had of savings deposits nearly $700,000, nearly all of which was the property of the employes. Our pay rolls for that year show an average earning of over X00 per annum for every person, man, wo man or youth, on the roll. "Then came the great panlo and de pression of last summer. Many cus tomers stopped negotiations and can celled orders, and our working forces had to be diminished from nearly 6,000 to about 2,000 In Nevember, 1803. The great business depression, that existed throughout the country had naturally resulted in a wage depression and the only hope of getting orders was by bid ding for work at prices as low or low.er than could be made by other shops, and this, of oourse, necessitated a re duction in the wages of the employes at Pullman. This was arranged satisfac torily as I supposed, and in close 40m-, petitions, disregarding all capital and machinery, I secured enough , work to gradually Increase our force to 4,! the nunraer on the rolls last April. "Nine weeks ago the oarshops at Pull- mon were working with oar-building contracts enough on hapd to keep them. going about sixty days ,and with all business forecasts leading to the belief that no considerable new orders could soon be had. The most Important of the work in hand had been taken by me in competition at prices which were less than the actual cost to the company of delivering the cars, without any reckon ing for the use of capital and plant This work was taken to keep the large force of men employed, .nd to postpone wiin me nope 01 avoiding tne num berless embarrassments to all. classes of people at Pullman and its vicinity of a closing down of the works, to prevent which the company considered it a wise policy to operate the shops temporarily at a loss. "In this condition of things cams the agitation seeking to oreate a labor or ganisation embracing all railway 'em ployes and apparently ether Industries. It is my belief that the controversy ex cited at Pullman was merely A move in the greater scheme, these shops being selected not on account nf discontent in them, but because of their prominence in - various ways and because of a chance of a show of justification for a simultaneous and ceaseless attack, up on the railways of the country, for the use under long contracts by three fourths of them of the Pullman sleep ing cars, a branch of the company's business totally distinct from its manu facturing of cars for sale. . "In the early part of May a commit tee of the employes demanded a restor ation of the wages ef a year ago. I explained to this committee minutely and laboriously the facts, showing that the company was already paying them more than It was receiving for their contract work and-1 offered them, for complete assurance and to end all ques tion an inspection of our books -nd contracts in hand. This and the be ginning at Pullman'of a proposed care ful investigation of a number of shop complaints seemed to end all trouble, but a few days later under the excite ment of their recruiting into a new or ganization, the workmen eloped the shops by abandoning their work,- thus themselves doing what I was strenu ously trying to prevent being done by the depression of the car-bulldlhg busi ness and the employes who have' quit their work have deprived themselves and their comrades of earnings of more than 1300.000 up to this time. The de mand made before qulttbuc work was that the wages should be restored' to the scale of last year or In effect thai; the actual out-going money losses then being dally Incurred by the company In, car-building should be deliberately in creased to an Amount equalling About one-fourth of the. wages! ef , the em ployes. ' ' .; It must be-clear to; everyone that no prudent employer' could submit to arbitration the question Whether he should commit suoh a piece of business folly. Arbitration a ways implies ac quiescence in the decision of the arbi trator, whether favorable or adverse. How could I, as president of the Pull man company, consent to agree thai If any body &t men not 1 concerned wltH the intereAts.ot,qie jenemMfty-. share holders, sheuld as arbltmfnrsrior any reasons seeming good to them so decree. jl would, ppjn jtfec shops, emplg men At wages greater than their work could be sold for and continue this ruinous policy Indefinitely, or be au ouaed of a breach of faith? Who will deny that such a question Is plainly net A subject tor arbitration? Is It not then unreasonabis Hint the com pany should be asksd lo arbitrate, whether or not It should suttmlt such question to arbitration? Removing the original and fundamental question one stage does not "help the mat'er; the question would still remain: Can I. as a business man, knowing the tru.H of the facts which I have stated, bind my self that I will In any contingency op-n and operate tbe Pullmuii Cur com pany's shops at whatever loss. It It should happen to be the oilnton ( f some third party that I should do no. The answer seems to be plain. "The public should not pe-mlt the real question which has been before it lo be obeonred. That question wts ns to the IKjsalblllty of the. ere' 'mu ami tluta tlm rf a dictatorship wlit'th would mae All the Industries 01' the 1'nlted States nd the dally co.n'-irt of Ihe millions d'l-ei-dent upon thorn hostages to.-1, r.inllng of any fa irtstt? vchlir. -;f sueh a dlotatoi. An tubml-jaion 10 him would have been a long step In iiiet -iirecflon and in' the Int-Tfst if evrry In v -abiding cltlsen ins nt lit be considered for a moment "A few words are pertinent as to some Industriously spread1 charges against the oompany. One of these charges Is that vents are exorbitant and It Is Im plied that the Pullman employes have no choice but to submit The answer is simple, The Average of rentals at Pull man is at the rate of 13 per room per month, and the renting of houses at Pullman ha no relation 10 the work in the shops. Employes ' may, and very many do, own or rent their houses out side of the town; and the buildings and business places In the town are rented to employes or to others in competition with neighboring properties. In short, the renting business .of the Pullman company is governed by tbe same con ditions which govern any other large owners of real estate, except that tbe oompany itself does, dlreotly some things which in Chicago are assumed by the city. If, therefore, it Is not ad mitted that the- rents of any landlord are to be fixed y arbitration and that those -of the Adjoining towns Qf Ken sington And Roseiand should also be so fixed. It oan hardily be asked that the Pullman company, alonj?' should aban don tne ordinary rules which govern persona 1st that relation. ''As tt charges for wAter.tite company until lately had a oosfraot with the vil lage of Hyde Park wider' Which it paid four bents per thousand gallons and pumped the water itself! , The gross amount paid the village par month for the water consumed bjMhe'-tenants was almost exactly the gross sum paid by the tenants therefor. Sines thev inclu sion e HydePark and PullniAnln the city ef Chicago the company pays the city Abewtaseyen cents per thousand geltonav And aot having increased the Charge to the tenants, Is payingjfor the water oonsamed by, t,hm about 500 per montn more man is cnargeo to Jnem. ''The company has made efforts to dissociate Itself from the supplying of water to tenants, but the city at Chi cago $as as yet failed to apply the ordi nary frontage rates to the houses and Jhops la Pullman.although it is done in the adjacent towns. , Strenuous efforts have been -made to create a prejudice against the Pullman company. oy the oharges that its stock is heavily water ed- , "The Pullman company was organ ized twenty-seven years ago with a oapltal of $1,000,000, of which two-thirds represented the appraised value, of Its cars, then held by three owner, and one-third represented the appraised value of its franchise and existing, con tracts. The company has grown until the sleeping oar service covers 125,000 miles of railway, or about three-fourths of the railway system of the country. and that Increase of services has neces sitated an increase of its capital front time to time until it is now $30,000,000. Every share of this Increase has been offeredJto stockholders and sold to them or to others in the ordinary course of business at not less than par in oash. so that for every share of the increase the. company has received 3100 in cash. There are over 4,000 stockholders of the company, of whom more than one-half are women and trustees of estates, and the average holding of. each stockholder Is now -eighty-six shares, one-fifth jot them holding less than six shares each. Fire in Fsrmlnston. Farmlngton, July 13. There was con- siderable excitement hf the old town this. .Afternoon. James Southaglll set fire to some brush he had been raking up back of the cemetery, when the wind was blowing at the rate of forty miles An beur right toward the house on tne village street everything, was al dry as tinder, and before he 'could prevent it the woods on the river bank were In a blaze and beyond his eontrol. The' Church bell was rung and all the men- tn - the village rushed down and fought fire for two hours. The fire en gine was ioon pumping water from the rlvr. ; wetting down everything in- the path of the fire, and after burning over a quarter of a mile was got under con trol In twenty minutes more-the old; mill would have been reached and de stroyed, undoubtedly spreading the flames Among the houses on the main street; ; the wind was so violent, and no telling what would have been the re sult. A fire in a village like Farming ton, .with poor facilities to fight, will bring out every able bodied man in the hplaee. Every occupation Is deserted at oncet - Farmers in the field 1 a mile or two away, with all hands, start for home at once. Stores are locked. Join er' anil blacksmith shops are deserted. AH rish to give a helping hand, and they know how to work, too. ; , Pension Bill asaasma To. 1 Washington, July;; 18, The oonfer- en report onthe pension. Ajjproprta tlo'n bill has been agreed to. f Am nnallv ore PAssed by Um house '3 MARTIAL LAW PROCLAIMED ' ,; tTRlKMMFIltK OK TMM KKOVLAXM AJIM)9MT A rOLLSrUf MKT VAX. Whan the Report ef the Troops' K I flee Rang Ont Two Most Dropped Deed Ma rines Hasten to the Scene with Itxed Rayoneta and Charge the Mob. Sacramento, July 18. Hbortly before 11 o'clock to-day Division Superiuteud eut Wright ordered a switching engiue and fiat our to clear the track along Front street contiguous to the bead quarters of the strikers. Captalu Rob erts and Lieutenant Skerrett of Battery L, witb a number of men, went along on the flat ear. When tbe train reached the freight shed of the railroad near I street a crowd gathered and was or dered to disperse by Captain Roberts. The men Jeered at tbe troops and Rob erts ordered bis men to charge bayo nets. Just then several shots were fired either from the crowd or from the roof of the freight sheds occupied by A num ber of men. The regulars.four of whose comrades were killed In the train wreck Wednesday, returned theVlre with great seat As the reports of their rifles rang out the crowd fell ack and two men dropped to the ground. Tbe First United States Marine corps under Cap tain Berryman hastensd on a double quick for the scene and charged the crowd with bayonets fixed, causing them to quickly disperse. The victims - of the shooting were taken to the hospital, where they gave the names of Frank Buckley and James Stewart. Stewart, who was un til recently a sailor on the United States steamer Alliance, was shot In the back, the bullet tearing through the abdomen, inflicting a fatal wound. Buckley, who Is a machinist, was shot through the right arm and shoulder and will probably recover. Both men say they are not strikers and do not be long to any union. The news of the shooting threw the city Into great excitement and the streets in the vicinity rapidly filled with people who, however, were dis persed by the troops. United States Marshal Baldwin rode through the lower portion of the city with thirty cavalrymen late this af ternoon and proclaimed martial law. He ordered all people to disperse and return Jo' their homes. ' V The Conferees afWork en the Tariff Bill- Tax on Whiskey. Washington, July 13. The oonferees on the tariff bill have practically decid ed upon the. rate to be fixed on wrapper tobacco and it will be the figure now named in the houBe bill., . . There Is also a strong probability that the senate will make further large concessions in the woolen and cotton schedules. The senate conferees In their fight for a duty on coal and Iron have about decided to adopt the house provision. The same Is true of the cotton schedule only In a lesstr degree. The discussion of the whiskey sched ule during the afternoon session of the conference developed the fact that an agreement will be made on the basis of a one dollar tax on the product and the probable extension of the bonded period Of eight years. The senate has receded frotn its rate on china, both plain and decorated. PKESIDEXt IS AVlfOTEJ). He Wants It Understood That He Will Ap- . point No Arbitration Board. Washington, July 18. The president has been somewhat Annoyed to-day by the persistent attempts in some quar ters to make it appear that he had ap pointed an arbitration board at the re quest of labor leaders. Nothing is fur ther from the truth, the commission whiob be has Agreed to appoint event ually under the law having no power beyond iaa 01 making a general inves tigation of the -strike on the roads which led to his proclamation. The investigation committee when organized cannot enter at all into the differences between the Pullman oom pany and its employes. It will confine its work . exclusively, to the American Railway union and the Railway General Managers' association. The president told several, statesmen to-day that no arbitration was contemplated In his assurance to the committee that oalled upon him. HTOJf ht iTRAIQBI HEATS. Interesting Races on the Grand Circuit at Saginaw.' Saginaw, Mich;, July18. The pro gram at the grand cironit meeting at Union park to-day comprised but three races, xne. iour-year-oia trot for the 2:21 class and the two-year-old pace for the 2:25 ohiss were (Molded in straight heats, the winner tn; each entirely out classing the opposing field. Rose Leaf won the former race as she liked, while in the pace for two-year-olds Directly had simply A ' ' ' ' The 2:18 pacing race - brought out a good oontest, tbe :. finishes in first and third heats being the best of the meet ing. In the first Beat four horses were lined across the track at the finish, separated only by- heads and in the third heat Russell B. won only by a Knights of Si. Patrick adW Pay, At a meeting. of( tk Knights ef St. Patrick held last evening In the abeenoe of both Presidenl.Neely and Vice Presi dent Callahan, Jldward McOewan r- sided.; The; mobevs(net te discuss ar rangements top lAo'.aaV- .The matter waavleft in .the.nsm.ds of the same com- mitte4MbAfChrsrtrrterty 1 AX IMmoVXMXMX KOUOXO. Railroad IraOtc Is A warned and These Are . Lees Idle Men, New York, July li BrAdstreet's to morrow will say: i During the greater portion of the week general wholesale trade at Chi cago and tributary territory baa been practically paralysed by the railway strike. Large eastern cities felt the effect of the tie-up in restriction re ceipts of live stock, meat and pro duce, while western manufacturers and merchants suffered loss through ina bility to secure supplies and raw mate rials from the east The Industrial sit uation has now greatly improved. The failure of the Railway union boycott appears complete. Railroad trafllo Is generally rtsumed, and the number of Idle men has been greatly reduced. In other lines the situation is also Im proved. The eoke strike is conceded a failure, and the operatives are return ing to work. The settlement of the pot ters' strike at Trenton after lasting six months, means the reemployment of thousands. Numbers of small strikes are repot t d. Iron, steel, lumber, shoes, wool and cotton manufacturing industries at larger eastern and western centers have made practically no shipments and commercial travelers throughout the central western states generally have been compelled to leave the road. The low ebb of trade Is rsfleated in $V7S, 000,000 of bank clearings for the week, Z per cent, more than reported in the previous week. Owing to the shrink age of bank clearings totals In July last year the week's total shows a de crease compared with last year of only 12 per cent Oslde from Influ ences already referred to the feature ef the week at Boston as at other east ern centers has been higher prices for grain and provisions, although more ease is now reported. Buffalo reports increased live stock shipments from Indiana which would have gone to Chi cago and Baltimore,' a" smaller trade from the west and fewer orders than expected from the south. A fair vol ume of business in shoes is reported from Philadelphia- and praotlcaly ro noteworthy movement at Pitteburg. A demand for leaf tobacco Is reported from Louisville, but at Chicago and St. Louis manufacturers and' Jobbors e port the volume of trade still far below that usual at this period of mldsum:u(r dep-esslcn. Kansas City was serious ly affected by the railway strike but foofs are being freely shipped now. Omaha was apparently affected, but at Milwaukee restricted traffic was severe ly felt. Dulutlt reports several lum ber deals, requiring low prices to dose them. , All. southern cities tpy .buainets Is veiy dull. Georgia markets report turpentine has advanced in price and New Orleans that sugar Is not In spe cial demand" and that little Is doing. Exceptionally favorable trade pros- peats are reported from Texas.' The world's stock of wheat has declined during the past fourteen weeks about 6,000,000 bushels more than In the like portion of last year, which Is signifi cant in view of the Insistence that do 'mestic supplies are Exhausted. Ex ports of wheat, flour included, both coasts, United States and Canada, this week, equal 2,377,000 bushels, compared with 4,134,000 bushels in the second week of July last. : GroBS earnings of 117 railroads for June show An ever age decrease as compared 'with June, 1893, of 22 per cent. The figures re flect the coal strike. The decrease of gross earnings In May was 17 per cent. For the six months ending June 20 the average decrease in gross Is 18 per cent. There are 229 business failures In the United States reported . this week against 398 in the second week of July last year. An examination of staple prices com pared with the middle- of 1891 following the Baring embarrassment indicates that flour has deolined 40 rer cent, wheat 45 per cent., and corn 31 per cent, while oats are 80 per cent, higher than 3 years ago. Pork and . lard are re spectively 18 and 12 per cent higher than 3 years ago, while changes in prices of butter and cheese and less significant. No such radical movement is exhibited in prices for 'print cloths, sugar, coffee, cotton, refined petroleum and anthracite coal, but raw wool has dropped 37 per cent., pig iron, Bessemer and anthracite 25 per . cent, billets , 27 per cent and bituminous coal 30 per cent. . ... . xoronto reports trade quiet The price of export cattle is higher. Fall orders for dry geods at Montreal have improved somewhat, but other stanle unes are aun. General trade At Hali fax is very quiet i ' ' ( OX TBI BALL yXBLB, , At Cincinnati - Boston.... 1 I I I 0 I I 8-22 Cincinnati 200020012-7 Hits Boston 29. Cincinnati la Krrnm Boston 2, Cincinnati 5. Batteries Staley and Ryan; Parrott, Tannehlll and Murphy. At St. Louis ,t Baltimore 2800 '0 005 010 St. Louis 8 3 0 0 0 0 5 0 x 11 Hits Baltimore 8. St. Louis 12. Errors Baltimore'8, St. Louis . Batteries Hawke. MoMahon and Clarke: Breitenstoln and Twlneham. ; . . At Pittsburg New fork. i't i 0 0 o 0 04 Pittsburg 4 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0-10 Hits New York 8. Pittsburi 8. Errors- New Tork . Pittsburg 3. Batteries Wester velt and Farrek Enret and Jlaok. At Cleveland , . . , Philadelphia 8800090128 Cleveland.. 14 0 5 4 110 s-ls Rita PblladelDhla 20. Cleveland 14. Snore Philadelphia 5, Cleveland 1, Batteries-Caltt-han and Buckley; Young and O'Connor. Funeral of General Frye. Philadelphia, July 18. General J. B. Frye, who died at his Newport resl- denoe en Wednesday, was burled to-day in the family lot In St. James the Less churoh yard. The offers of military or ganisations to set as escort Were de olined In deference to the wish ol Mrs. Fry e,whe' desired a quiet funeral. ' Only about a deeen persons! relatives Md I Meadfjt .wero present, . v r- L BADGE BANNER TO CHICAGO AW AMD ED BY 1HH vnHltVXAM MX DM ATOM VOXVMUflAVXi,' It Was for the Most Work Done In She Interest of flood Cltlsonahtp- More Than Forty Thousand KnAvosws la Clere laod Diplomas Awarded. Cleveland, July 13. The number of Emleavorers In the city this morning was even larger than yesterday. Sev eral thousand belated delegates arrived during the night and early morning hours, so that when the second day's sessions began In the hall, tents anal churches the Attendance lacked very little of the 40,000 originally counted on. Pop nearly an hour after all the Endea vorers who could be accommodated had! pressed their way Into Baengerfeat hall they kept singing songs. Tbe session! of Friday morning was opened by the announcement of the committees ap pointed by Chairman Dickinson. Rev. R. V. Hunter conducted ad "open parliament," after which John G. Wooley of Chicago delivered an ad dress on "Christian Endeavor versus the Saloon." The morning session wag closed with an address on "Christian Citizenship" by Rev. Smith D. Baker, D. D., of Boston. At the tent meeting the badge banner for the most work done In the interests of good citizenship was presented to Chicago, and forty di plomas were given to as many societies In different parts of the country. Ed win B. Wheelock then conducted an "open parliament" on this line of work. A school of practical method In Chris tian Endeavor work was conducted la the afternoon. At the evening sessions in both hall and tent a resolution was unanimously; adopted expressing regret at the ab sence of President Clark and Invoking divine blessings upon him. The committee of '94 was introduced, to the convention and presented with m handsome banner by the united ejociety, for faithful service. The treasurer an nounced that all legitimate expensesof the convention had been met and a bal ance of 11,000 would be turned over to the united society to assist in paying the expense of speakers, etc. FULL KEfORT WASTED. Senator Hale Wants to Hear From ths Tariff Bill Conferees. Washington, July 18. The resolution offered yesterday by Mr. Hale, rep., Maine, directing the chairman of the senate conferees on the tariff bill to re port whv a full arid free conference had not yet been held, was laid before tha senate. Mr.' Hale stated why he offered the resolution. It was intended, he said, to call the attention of the senate and tha country to the present status of tariff legislation. It was not intended as A disrespectful reminder to the confer ence. . The senate had passed the tariff bill on the third of July, ten days ago, and had appointed conferees, and the house had appointed its conferees a week ago. In the. case of the McKlnley tariff actai meeting of the full conference oommlt tee had been called within two hours, and he was Informed, by the veteran) senator of Ohio (Mr. Sherman) that never in his experience had there failed to be a prompt meeting of the confer ence committee on suoh bills. Mr. Hale was replied to by Mr. W)or hees, dera., Indiana, chairman of the senate conferees, who disclaimed any; idea of discourtesy toward the' repub Mean conferees, and explained that he had thought it would facilitate action; to have the matter first arranged by the democratic conferees, after which, ha said, the advice of the republican oon ferees would be asked and listened tej respectfully. The three republican conferees, flnns tors Sherman of Ohio, Allison of Iowsj And Aldrlch of Rhode Island, took pari in the (Hacusslon. claiming that the course pursued In the matter was with out precedent. Finally, by common con sent, the resolution went to the ealetve dar. Balloon Ascension Postponed. Fully 6,000 people assembled at Savig Rock yesterday to witness the balloost ascension. They were doomed to dlsap pointment,however,as the desired event did not. take place, owing to the fact the base ball grounds could not be se cured to Inflate the balloon in. The ball players had agreed to give up th grounds at 4 o'clock, but failed to do so. and the wind being somewhat unfavor able, it was decided to postpone the as cension until 4:30 this afternoon. Are Always Kicking. A New Haven motorman SAys: have developed a queer habit When ever we stand still off a oar or In hast our right leg kicks at Intervals, and for no purpose whatever. We all hove $ tapping kick, and will always have K as long as there are footballs on the caf platforms. You see that we have It strike the bell at all the crossings. Jl new man becomes as lame with hlttlnsj the footbell the first day as a fellosA learning to ride a bicycle. But, unllkt the bicycle, we develop only one lesv can't keep my foot still twenty sasV onds at a stretch." St John's Oethollo Club Excursion. The annual exourslon of the St Jon Catholic club will go to New Tork anal up tbe Hudson river on Wednesday, July 18, on. the steamer ContlnentAi, leaving Belle dock at 8 a. m., and re- 1 turning leaves Thirtyflrat street at I sw m., reaching New Haven at 10 p. m. StatesqOms may - 'be haS att the club Sunday from 2 to 4 p. an. It promisee to be one of the largest parties ot tha SSMSBsn i, . a. t V.v t . '- :-.-k' ii;' ' 4 I- -5f 4V, -