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The flurry in New Orleans about the
alaraiirg decrease of trada thore still
continues. Tbe reduction in cotlon
teceiple is attributed to railroad fa
cilities giving opportunity to thip
cotton !o por's where charges are
lower than iu Now Orleans. To save
(he trade to that city it is found that
redacting el chhrgfs moat be made
All round until thy will reach a low
ering on parent rates of $2 a bale.
The New Orleans Timet is of the
opinion that, although the redaction
is large, by concerted action it can be
accomplished. Bat everyone mast
cut down unlil that amount of de
crease ie aggregated, and the call to
cot" is made by a committee ap
pointed by the factors, upon factors'
presses, drays, classen, markers,
acrewmsn, stevedores, longshoremen
and weighers. Freights, the Timet
expects, can bt lowered only by the
aid ol Jeglulatlon. The reform New
Orleans requiros is vast one, and
when it ia eQected some reforms in
other diroctions in New Orleans would
have an excellent auxllary effect.
m i
The English Tories are "at it again."
They never could manage Ireland but
by the coarse, brutal method of force,
and in spite of all the fiuo talk they
have indulged in, they cannot do it
now. There are statesmen who know
so well low to time their policy
to the requirements of events and cir
cumstances, and to the dispositions of
the papulations concerned, as to carry
their measures owing lo their evident
wisdom and fitness. Such statesman'
hip the Toiies have never dlsp'tyed
in Ireland, and they cannot manifest
it now. With them it is "drive" or
Dotting. Their policy Is not shaped
se as to satisfy the Irish people, but
to please their own adherents, the
landlords. The system adopted by
Gen, Boiler, that has proved so sac
cessful in pacifying Kerry, is bated
and denounced by the landlords, and
Bailer is to be sent away, out of Ire
land. He was for Justice, the
Tories are for rents, and
eviction by police and mil
itary aid is again to disturb that
country. Like the Rnsslans in Bui
garia, the Tories provoke disturbance
that military power may rule where
Justice is banished. Should the Irish
people use well the opportunity harsh
coercion and legal oppression will give
them, they will win the warm sym
pathieaol the English people, soften
their obdurate prejudices, and gain
their influence and power on the side
of Gladstone and home rule. Alter
such a discreditable faux pat following
all his honeyed professions, the Tory
will, once more, have to retire from
power in disgrace, and this time the
English people will not soon "be in a
harry to give Mr. Tory another oppor
tunity to be "at it again."
For the last couple of weeks there
has been, among people of a certain
complexion, a dead set against Fresl
dent Cleveland. The object is to
arouse bard feeling toward him by
the llrne the Congressmen get together
at Washington, so as to g've such a
tone t) events as to influence the
nomination that is to be made nreoar
alory to 1888. The howl is heartily
echoed by the pack that oppoios the
president and the party that elected
him. The howl of the proteased
friend, mingled with the Toll of the
avowed enemy, nuke a musio whose
only eloquence is in the persistence
of itd discords. "To err is human,"
and the President has erred and will
err again, and so will those who try to
blacken venial mistakes into the Inten
sity of calculated crimes. Envy
hatred and all uncharitablenees
may howl, but the bowling
is vain. Those discontented and
selfish natures, whose soul
knows nothing in the universe
but "number one," may throw their
mud. The feet that went into the
mire will be foul, and the hand that
picked it from the gutter will be pol-
luUU.bot there is a polhh upon which
no mlie thrown at it will stick clean
it was, and clean it lemains. The
handler of the filth is the one who is
polluted. And from disappointed
greed, from wounded vanity, from
the place hunter that is left raised not
a fraction above bis natural level,
from the miserable hangers on whore
they expect the stream of corruption
ioplacasome puddle within the lap
ping of their own unclean tongues
such are they who cast their dirty
handful of mud toward the Presi
dent, reword him only the reek
ing oflals of their spite cannot reach
u, Liio. The puople stand between
their malignity and the President.
The people see, spite of mistakes, that
' the Pesident is a conscientious man,
toiling industriously to perform
the task they have laid upon
him that he is an hoaeat man
and, therefore, one deeply offensive to
the mean souls that throw mud, and
cocse.jaently he is hated of such,
and then the howling and the mud.
", No higher compliment could be made
..Mr. Cleveland than the hate andrplte
. and malice of such as are Just now
specially bent on howling and mud
throwing. It is because he is upright,
, because he seeks to stem the tide of
corruption, because, let others do
t whnt they may, he will do his duty,
that the people cling to him, and
cling the stronger because of the
wrath and malignity of the unclean
herd of cI'tiTinVom.
Not much has been beard of the At
cb.a?dtTa of let1, bat according to the
Nr On i. an a Timet, the daoger to navl
.ytlion t re Is still it-creasing. That
paper says that the latest intelligence It
has received shows tbe correctnees of
"what has been said, time and time
ajain, by Capt. Bads and by MJ.
Darrod, of the Mississippi River Com
mission, that tbe danger Is great acd
conbtant'y increasing." Tbe stream
of the Miewjippl every year tends
nr.TO a .id more to find its wsy to the
Gulf along what Is now the bed of tbe
Atcl af Jay ,nd that tendency is a con
tinually incre&sicg one. The diversion
of the waters iu that direc'ien is es-
Hoisted to be at present ten times as
great as it waa In 18C3. Clangs have
so extended tbe ch mnel of the Atcha-
falaya that it can now carry off much
more water than the Bed River can
pour into it, thus making a drain
upon the Mississippi itself. That
the Atchafalaya should become the
main channel of the Mississippi, and
New Orleans and the Important coun
try connected with it, should be cut
off from steamboat navigation, and
Eade's jetties go for nothing, is a con
tingency too serions to be contem
plated with indifference. Tbe Timu
says: "Warnings earning fromintelli
gent observers,' who have carefully
watched the movements of the Atcha-
falaya warnings that have already
been nttored by the most eminent en
giueers should not be diaregaided,
unless we want to take great risks,
and to magnify tenfold the cobt of
making an Improvement, which, all
recognisa as inevitable sooner or
later." In view of the continued in
creaso of the danger, it seem to be de
sirable that the Biver Commission
should give the subject decided and
early retention. '
The opera is more snccasefal in
Memphis than any city in the United
States of the same population. This
shows the musical taste and talent of
our people. The Memphis Theater
was orowdod every night last week
to hear the opera, and tbe
enthusiasm of the audience
showed how highly the peo
ple appreciate the most refined
and elevated art. As civilisation pro
gresses the people turn to the classics
and the fine arts. When the country
gets through with building rail
roads and founding States, there
will be such pictures . painted,
such poems written, such eloquence
awakened, and such sweet music as
never before charmed the world.
Theat new songs will be sung, new
operas will stir still deeper the depths
of the heart, and American music will
be spoken of as the music of Germany
and Italy is now; then men and worn'
en will hum operas as they toil,
and in the enchantment of the
musio will forget their labors snd con'
dltlon in life. We have American
statesmanship, politics, education and
painting, and in the near future it will
be more popular and fashionable to
acquire a musical education at home
than abroad. The popular taste it
already improving, certainly bere in
Memphis, which has already achieved
a national fame as a musical center.
The musical capacity of tbe country is
expanding as rapidly as the taste
being refined. The general progress
Is most satisfactory.
The Maarr of tha amrrlcaai Opera
ru.iuuni at vorw.
St. Jxwis, Mo., November SO. The
management of the National Opera
Uompuny larnmues the following card
to the publio, in reply to the action of
the Evangelical Alliance touching the
bailor, mention ol which was made in
tlieee tftsoatones last nlirtit: 'The
grace and beauty of the ballet have
always been recognlxod as an appro
prlate and ham'oss accompaniment
oi lyrio art, wnno oeautuui stage pic
tures are perhaps the neaiest possible
approach to heavenly scenes. 'To the
pure all things are pure,' and the
management of the National Oners
Company desire to do all within the
domain of arlistio and historical rea
son to meet the religions feeling of
the country. It Is respectfully sub-
muted, however, that to condemn
without seeing Is neither Christian
like nor reasonable, and that the ac
tion of a section ' of the clergy of St.
Louis can scarcely commend itself to
fair minded public."
Chteaae mm Obi Stiver roeU
Chicago, November 30. At
special meeting? of the Chicago and
Ohio river pool today, conclusive evi-
aenoe was produced in the snape ol a
multitude of cut tickets that rates be
tween Chicago and association points
are considerably demoraliied. A
lively session of six hours' duration
was devoted to charges and counter
charge, the upshot being the adop
tion of a resolution authorising the
uommiasioner to mn ct such penalties
as he ehould consider necessary. It
was also agreed that commencing to
morrow the various lines should re
deem at the tariff rates all tickets
found in brokers' offices.
CeReamet Alive.
Chicago, III.. November 30. A
Mason. Neb., special save: Mack'
endierofi 'a large goneral merchandise
establishment burned last night, and
J. J. lloagland. Malcolm Miller and a
son of Mackendieroff perished in their
sleeping room in an upper floor.
uackendlerott saved himself bv lamp
ing from a window, but the fall broke
one of his legs. The loss and in
surance have not yet been ascertained.
Mnlford. Jewfilor. 801 Main atrt-
souciuoraerorromifte country,
Aaaerioaaa Aamei-oci rt the Belslaua
English, and American travelers have
been greatly annoyed by the action of
the authorities, who, suspecting them
of being implicated in the mall rob-
oery, euDjacteatnemtoa rigid exam
ination. Ia future a guard armed
with a revolver will travel in the mail
Initial ningwau Wnlford'sj.
fifty HmmI tr Wtmrj Cattle Brwe4.
SYBAOrss. N. Y.. November SO.
Several bares on the stock farm of J.
W. Aller. nt Eat Svraruse. were
burned this morning. Filty-seven
head of fancy ca'tle were burned to
death, and a iarg tmonnt of grain
an I hay acd a nu i.b.ir of farming lui-
p'eirei.ts wera destroyed. The loss is
SMiitMciKl Watrlit'H, ItluHvrd'w
A Brilliant Company Assembled at
Their' Bunqtitt Lant Night
A Merry FeaaU
At 9 o'clock last evening the an
nual baroutit of fit. Andrew's Society
came IS t the Gayosi Hotel. At the
appointtd hour the following named
gentlemen were encorted to ilo lauies
ordinary, where they were welcomed
by Capt Ed Durham, who proeided in
place of President W. W. Youn, who
was unable to be presentkowing to
sickress in bis family :
fM Darhsm, II M D-k,
M Orter. Hon Unwell JacktOD,
lion K U H.mmoDd. 0o B Fmea.
W W Mobowoll, Walker Ktnnsdr,
Oeo Q Dent, Wm rt.an,
ThoiKe'r, DTFIann.rr,
. 11 a ia, ' Koti MoKemuer,
ti hoexuer.
tM ur Ui lb,
ouil Kami,
B Crbry,
W B Lootar,
John bbarsr,
i llarr Hatha,
V M Meinli,
IK wood,
oho Kiraiiatrlek.
8PMI uraer,
Jnha Millan,
W J Canavn,
F J Tumimll.
Fred Brennaa,
P J Quiglajr,
IT 1 r i
Hubert ttlltatl,
Pro'. SobulU,
K. Button,
Jno. M. Richmond,
Dr. Dram,
D. F. Jett,
V. K. Piatoner, ,
A. McNmI,
D. P. Ooldiulth,
M. O'Nell,
A. 0. Merl, '
J. T. Ro.er,
Dr. Coehrao,
Kd Oliver,
Ilatler lt'jaerfl.
A. HalM.
E L. Toia,
W. K. Jonei. ,
W. . Folkei,
1). F. Hall,
Louis U. Frlta.
T. J. MoCarthr,
1'. Ca-lin.
Geo. B. Fleece,
Wm. Dean,'
J. A. Kattrar,
yr. Neil ,
do. F. MoCaba,
j no. juouamn,
Wm. Kmuie.
The room wps elegantly decora
ted and the tables were lastefally
adorned with vases filled with plants
and flowers. Tbe following was the
Oyiter'i on Half Shell.
Connomtne In Cupi,
Fried and KinallopedOj atari.
Kola Maw.
Boitch UaigU.
"Fair fa' yonr honeat aonaia fane.
Great ohiaftaln o' the puddin'raoal
A boon them a' ye Uk your ulaoe,
Fainoh, trine or tairmi
Wel are ya wordy o' a grace
Aa lang's my arm."
Qalantlne of Boned Turkey.
Odd Fata o( Ma lord Dock.
Ham. Tonguo.
Chicken Baled.
Maronnalea of hhrlran.
Plant Padding, Brandy Sauce
Toward the close of the elegant re
past and when hot Scotch had been
freely partaken of, Chairman Durham
arose and gave tbe first tons',
"ran dat ws cslxdbats."
Judge T. W. Brown spoke of the
fisople of Scotland, England and Ire
and selecting patron saints-r-St. Pat
rick, St. George and St. Andrew and
referred to St. Andrew's Cross and tbe
celebration of St. Andrew's Day by
Scotsmen throughout the world. The
Scotch bad impressed the character of
this country much more so than the
English or Irish. He dtssribsd Scot
tish character, which waa democratic
to the core. Judge Brown made a
short and elegaotspeech, and sat down
amid applause.
The stirring national song, "Scots
W'bao," was given by Messrs. Hut
ton, Roescher, Reia and Griffith.
Then came the following toasts and
Capt, J. Harvey Mathei responded.
and spoke in the highest terms of
tier majesty, yaoeu viotona, who
adorned domestic life que as much
ss she did the throne: When Capt.
Mathss closed his excellent speech,
''Rule Britannia" was euug by Mr.
James Griffith.
"ths united statss and tas fkisi-
called out Judge E. S. Hammind,
who referred ta n!s former effons in
response to that toast, and before St.
Andrew's 8ociety. lie spoke of the
Prtaideut, his authority and powers
as coming from the people. He ie not
the smrce of power as are tne rulers
of Europe. Ths President was car
rying out his platform, although some
people would like to have him
do otherwise, but he is doing
the best he can. You remember
the s'ory of the party in Texas the
cowboys sent off some thirty mties fur
an old rattle trap piano and a tali,
consumptive looking girl to play on
it. Before the girl commenced the
mss'er of ceremonies hung a streamer
across the hall, and upon the streamer
were the appealing words: "Boys,
please do not shoot tbe pianist, she is
doing the best she can."
Tbe ' Star Spangled Banner" waa
finely sung by Mr. A. Reis.
was responded to by Judge J. M.
Greer. He paid a glowing tribute to
the people of Scotland and their land
ol mountains and lakes. He spoke of
their virtues and their national charac
terics, their honesty and their patriot
ism. He referred to a number of
Scotland's greatest and. ablest men,
who were the world's teachers in
many sciences.
"Bonnie Sweet Bessie, the Maid of
the Lea," was rendered by Mr. R.
Hutton excellently well, and ia re
sponse to a recall le gave "Kathleen
Col, H. M. Doak spoke in response
at length and delivered a classical
speech, giving the true meaning of
the word journalism and how a Jour
nal should be conducted. He gave a
poetical deeclption of the life of a re
porter, illustrating it by numerous
ant and beautiful selections from
Burns's poems, and which were deliv
ered in a dramatic style that captured
the guests. It was a charming
ly composed and arranged ad
dress, chaste, scholarly and at
times humorous. Col. Doak spoke
for about half an hour, and
as he took his seat, ronnd after
round of applause followed.
Mr. A. Rels followed with a song,
"Peace of the Valley."
A personal and impromptu tosst
was announced by Judge T. W.
Brown, who gave, "The Hon. Howell
E. Jackson."
Judae Jackson, who was a tusst of
the society, arose and delivered a
pleasant talk for a few minutes, re
ferring in brief but touching language
to Scotland and her people, their tra-
dii ions and history.
UanL Jake Woods, in response to
load calls, aang "Annie Laurie," the
assembled gnosis Joining in the chorus
or refrain.
found a worthy champion In Gen. G,
T f T.. n UA .IlkAiink nnl
I, IU. iUIUVI. m UVJ miUUUgU uv.
down to respond to the toast, never
theless delivered a stirring and elo
quent speech that provoked repeated
outburtts of enthusiastic applause.
As a none. "Kathleen ftlavonrnren"
was well rendered by Mr. R. Hutton.
wan responded to hy Judge W. W.
M(-Onwli. who made a fine speech.
illuxtrattr g tho history aud glories of
that people and their progress in art,
sciences and coi ques's. It was one of
Ibebettt speeches of the evening and
eiicitnd well deeerved applause.
At tbe cbee Mr. A. Beis sang, "I
Fenr No Foe."
ths 'lapses."
This last tot wis enfntttd for re
sponee to Mr. Wnher Kenntdy, of tbe
Banday Tima. Mr. Knne ly d.d hirj.
sell as well as the ladies .it tic i end ws
pottical, complimentary and el qunt
in paying a pr per tribute to earth's
The song which followed was "Robin
Aikir,"and was leadcred flue y by
Mr. S. Roescl er.
Juet here it my be stated that the
musical programuie was in the hands
of Prof. Uermaa Hauls?, who played
the accompaniment on the piano for
tbe singers.
By this time th hot Scotch punch,
which Mr. Dick Eustice so delicious'y
brewed, began ti have its effect, and
a number ol vnluutstr toasts snd calls
for songs followed in rapid succession
and continued to a late hour, or rather
an early hour Ibis morning, when the
banquet cload and tbe delighted
gaes.s retired homaward.
Betrays m Cllrl t'omoaltted to Hta
Paris, November 28. A piquant
scandal, involving the reputation of
the Abbe Rousel and a young board
ing school ml c, Annette Harchonx,
crops up again today, and promises to
result in a cauw etUbre. A few da) s
ego La Fringe published a sensational
story about Annette Harchonx, a
young giri who had been placed in a
boarding ehojl at Au'.euil, directed by
Abbe K .at-Eol. That journal stated
that Annette bad been . seduced
by the Albs, who afterward
maintained her ss his m'stress in a
cosy lit.le apa Irueut for two years.
Tbe frl.ky Abbe finally gut tired of
her, the more so as Annetta was not
contented with the Abbe and had li v
iahed hf r favors with prodigal gener
osity upon doz ns of yoacg Pariniaa
students. The Abbe gave her as a
parting gift a cum of money and a
check fjr 1000 franca. Annettetbortly
afterward oUVred tbe check in pay
ment to her upbo'sterer, who, before
accepting it asked the Abbe if it was all
right. The abbe declared the check
to bs a forgery.
La Franct having published the
above itry, M. Paul drf Caaeagosc,
who every once in a while assumes
the role of champion to the Papuan
ecclesiastic, wrote to the Abbe Rjus
sel and asked wh ther that "infamy"
was true or not. Tne Abbe wrote to
Paul de Cassagnac, declaring the
whole matter to be a base fabrication
and Inclosed a letter from Annette,
s yiog that all imputations against (be
Abbe s chastity were false, and that
the signature of the Abbe was, in
fact, a forgery. Annette was then ar
rested and pat into prison at Saint
Lazare. Today her father appears on
the scene and writes a letter, pub
lished by La France, saying that his
daughter was really seduced by
the Abbe Roaasel, and was forced to
write the letter which the Abbe in
closed to Paul Cacsagnac by the Abbe's
lawyer under pressure ' of severe
threats and promises. Moreover ex
perls pronounce the Abbe's signature
to the check authentic Annette now
most solemnly affirms that she was
seduced by tne Abbe and afterward
kept by him as his mistress.
The celebrated Parisian advocate,
Maitre Lagnerre, has been retained
for Annette and La France, is confi
dent that a perfect avalanche of unim-
J teachable testimony will soon be
drtboomiog to prove the Abbe's back
Sliding from chastity. The affair
causes a great sensation, as the Abbe
has been hitherto considered a model
of morality and uprightness, has en-
Ioytd the utmost coufl ltnce, and has
r years been in supreme charge of a
fema'e orphan asylum and a boarding
school, containing upward of a hun
dred young g r s Hged from 0 to 20, cf
whom he v. as the sole confexor and
The DltTrreacce Mot fjndcratoed.
Pur bubo, Pa ; November 30. The
glaes workers say ihat the differences
between the window glass manufac
turers in the Ea t, North and West is
not understood, a though there is a
probability they may lead to trouble.
The eastern and northern districts
have a fgllht advantage over the
wes'ern in the matter of wages, the
ent re eastern and northern districts
working at 10 per cent, lees wages
than the western district. Tne manu
facture in the latter district have
chafed under this for a long time, and
in the recent convention of the win
dow glass workers submitted a com
munication notifying the workmen
that next year a uniform scale of
wages must bs agreed upon. At
prteent the eastern and northern
manufacturers ire holding aloof from
tbe syndicate formed recently by the
westerners, and are talking about
forming one themselves in order to
protect their maikrt from glass made
with natural gas. The trouble is one
of annual recurrence, and a contest
for supremacy of the market is a pos
sible contingency.
Claverlue's Appeal for a Hew Trial.
Richmond, Ya., November 30.
Judga Hinton, of the Court of Ap
peals, is too unwell to finish his dis
senting opinion oa the refusal of the
majority of the Court to grant a new
trial in the Uuverlus murder case.
His counsel tonight had a conference
with the Governor, and presented a
number of petitions from all parts of
the State asking the Governor to ex
ercise clemency on bebalt of the pris
onersome for full pardon and others
for commutation of sentence to life
imprisonment. During the conversa
tion his counsel brought out what
they considered the strongest and most
salient points in tbe defense and the
weakest part of the commonwealth's
testimony. Oloverins is preparing a
eta'ement or appeal to tbe Governor,
which will he finished in a day or
two. Hit counsel say it will bs his
own production, without suggestion
from ihem or revision. He will send
it to the Governor by his brother,
William B.Ciuverlns.
' A by Tin.
Batoc Sara,' Lau November 30.
The Red River snd Coast Line steam
boat Richard burned at Cocodrie,
forty miles above the mouth of Red
liver yesterday. The boat and cargo
of 307 bales of cotton are a total loss.
George Clarke, fireman, and Charles
Robinson, watchman, both colored,
wete drowned. D;k Hickman, cook,
wa dangerously burned.
Later. Loss on vessel and cargo,
$15,000; insure
Fine Watchea at Malfortl'a.
Ealair f'lremea Killed.
Canton, Dak., November SO. The
mixed paesenger trAiu itoing; wwt col
lided wt the east bnnnd freight
early this morning between Parker
and Linnox. Bot i en ans are t 'tal
wrecks, and the enirneers and firs,
men were killed instantly. No aa
iengis were injuied.
DECEMBER 1, 18m.
LAHD For His Assistance In Obtaining Saul
tury Regulations to Protect
Tkelr Herds.
Dsn vsr. Col., November 30 The
foiiowiriK letitr was addrtsssd to l'rea
idtnt Clevelnnd today:
Offloe Tutkbvitiokit. Rarqs AsancuTioxd
Dnvc, Col., November W.loSli. J
Ta Ilia Bxcelloscjr, Urorer Clerelaod:
Tho time has come when that
branch of tbe commercial interes's of
our country represented by the live
ttixk industry feels tbat it should no
longer plead for but demand justice.
I am empowered by live stock men of
tha plains, who have more tbat ftiOO,
0J0.0CO invtsted in cattle alone, to
respect fully invite tbe attention of
your excellency to the imminent dan
ger threatening our herds by tbe ex
istence of contagious dieetses. which
if once introduced to open ranges
West would sweeo oarentie interests
from tbe earth. I fed that lam justi
fied in asking tbat in your forthcom
ing message to Congress some suk
dections may be made in ths
interest of legislation looking to
the elimination of contagious
ca tie diseaee known as pleuropneu
monia, and such sanitary regulations
as will protect the citt'.e interests of
the United States against the importa
tion of cittle from known dieeaed
centers of other countries. I would
further respectfully submit that under
the pooling system entered into by
the transportation companies of tbe
United Siates'and iniquitous favorit
ism in the rtbate system, grievous
wrongs are perpetrated on producers
of beef end consumers as well.
That same combination which
compels millions who toil to
pay exorbitant prices for one of the
prime necessities of life compels tbe
producer lo accept for his products a
price which has pn s'icd rattle growers
to the verge of ruin. Tbe bill now
pending before Congress for the regu
lation of interstate commerce, known
as tee "Reagan bill," is in the intor
est of justice and equity, and the cat
tle industry bespeaks for it such
attention in your message as may meet
your commendation. Rwpotfully,
R. e. II BAD,
President International Range Aaaaoiatlon.
Of the Knlchta of Labor, tTrglnrf
More Liberal Pecuniary Be
epomeea From Henabers.
Philadelphia, Pa., November 30.
The Prett tomorrow will publish the
following important ssciret circular
issued by the general officers of the
Knights of Labor, with photo-lithographic
productions of the signatures
and seal of the order:
RoBLi Ordii of ths K. of L. or Amibica,
UrnoiAi, t ibovlab, No. 29.
PmLAURLFRIA. Pa.. Noramhar 19. lHflfl
To all the (subordinate AMombliat of tha
uraer u reeling :
Previous to tne session of the Gen
eral Assembly at Richmond, an ap
peal was issued to the order for funds
to assiBt victimized and locked out
members in various parts of the coun
try. The response to that appeal was
not such as it should have been, and
only about $14,030 was received there
on. This, it is manifeet to every mem
ber, was insufficient to render tbe as
sistance needed acd desired. Many
thousand members were thrown upon
our hands by lockouts ol the employ
ers, who acted in concert with the
avowed purpose of driving their em
ployes oat of tbe order, taereby crip
ling if not dostroying its power and
The order of the Knights of Labor
has reached the most critical period
in i s history. It stands as a power
for good or f or evil. But your general
officers, while they make no special
claim to superiority in purity of mo
tive, have sworn that the order shall
bs made a power for right and right
only; that the laws shall be rigidly
en lore ad and the members shall re
ceive the fullest protection of their
rights nnder the laws of our country
and our order.
Without any provocation, except
the exercise of tha inherent right of
every free man to belong to any or
ganisation be pleases, not in conflict
with the laws of the country, thou
sands of our members, men and
women, without warning, have been
throws out of employment, They
have gone to the door of the mill and
factory and to the mouth of ths mine,
where bnt yesterday they were em
ployed, only to find staring them in
the face this uu-Chriatiau and un
American mandate: "You cannot re
turn to work here nntil you sign a
contract to leave the Knights of La
bor, and that you will never become
a member of that or any other labor
organization." -
' Every man who has joined the
Knights of Labor has pledged himself
to do his duty in the cause of man
kind. No oath binds him to any act
contrary to tbe duty he owes to God
and his country. But something more
sacred even than an oath his pledge
of honor binds him to loyally defend
the principles of truth, honor, justice
and citisecship. Two alternatives
present themselves nnconditional
surrender or manly defense. Which
shall it be ? The locked out members
in their enforced idleness turn from
suffering wives and starving children
in pathetic appeal to you, General
Executive Board, to aid them in
maintaining their manhood and their
fidelity to the order. Tbe General
Assembly instructed yonr General
Executive Board to give them all the
assistance in yonr power.
We can render that assistance only
in one way, and that through the co
operation of the earnest and loyal
members of the order. Words of sym
pathy, however kind Bd grateful,
will not supply the needs of those
locked out members. We must have
that which is more substantial. We
cannot supply it ourselves, therefore
frankly come to you.
Having all these circumstances in
mind, and deeply moved by sympathy
for those suffering members and those
dependent upon them, yonr General
Executive Board has unanimonsly re
solved to levy an assessment of 26
cents rsr member upon all local as
semblies of the order, the same to be
paid nnder the following regulations:
All local assemblies that responded ti
the appeal mentioned above will be
credited on this assessment with the
amount donated. All local assem
blies who can are requested to remit
the full amount of the as'es'tnent not
later than December 20, 188G. Tbe
as-s?ment in this esse will bs "5
c-nte f r each member as shown by
the reports to ths General Secretary
Treasurer for the quarter ending Octo
ber 1, 1838.
Locals preferring to pay the amount
in inntallments may pay ten cents for
each member, as shown by the reports
to October 1, 1886, to be paid not later
than December 20, 1886, 10 cents cot
later than January 20, 1887, and 6
cents not later than February 20, 1887,
for each member, as shown by the re
po'ts for the quarter ending January,
1887. This assessment will be known
ss "special defense assessment," and
mast bs paid to tbe general secretary,
Charts H. Litchman, lock box No.
885, Philadelphia, Pa., not later, than
tbe dates named.
When tbe appeal was I'saed ia aid
of tbe Soathwest strike, it received a
most prompt and generous response.
The need for that eppeal and the
crisis to be met, great though they
were, did not equal the grave emer
gency which compels this assessment.
With the termintttion of that straggle
began the combination uf capitalists
everywhere throughout the country.
Ths object of that combination
is now made apparent." The
lines are sherply drawn, the
contest is upon us and must
bo waged to a successful ifguo. You
kuow for what pmpoea we require
the money. A' we ask is tbat before
paying it, each member put himself in
tbe place of one locked out, remem
bering tbat "He gives twice who
Rives quickly," aod act upon the
golden rule, "Do unto others ss you
would have them do un'.o yoa."
Special Notice. The above asscss
meut must be sent to the general sec
retary, Charles H. Litchman, lock box
885, Philadelphia.
General Master Workman.
Br order of tha General Executive Board.
Lharlkb. H. Litcbmak, General See'y.
Eiproauied III a Joint Meeting of tbe
(woa .aoiy (in.) asaewouoa.
Chicago, III., November 30. A
joint meeting of tbe Knights of Lbor
ot District Assemblies is os. 24 and 67.
which have a membership of about
60,000, acd include all the Knights in
this city and county, was held tonight
to take action concerning tbe trial and
sentence of the condemned an
archists. District Assembly Nc.
24 recently passed resolutions on tbe
subject, an! asked No. 57 to indorse
them. The latter body decided that
tbe subject was of such importance
that a j jint session of both assemblies
should be he!d, at which tbe Knights
of Labor of Cook county should be
represented. About 400 Knights were
preeenr, and the following declaration
of their attitude on the verdict was
i , li. i t r..
S"u Ms, nun uuij low uiasentiug
We believe that the verdict in the
recent trial, condemning seven men
to death and sentencing one to fifteen
years imprlBonme.it, was an outrngs
upon common justice and an assault
on iree speech and the right of the
people to peaceably assemble for the
discussion of tbelr grievances.
We believe that there is an ever in
creasing sentiment among the com
mon poople of this country that oar
courts of justice era too frequent y
manipulated in the interest of wealth
and power, and tbat the panr are
frequently outraged in courts in the
name of la. Believing that the late
trial was conducted by ihe prosecution
with malice and prejudice, utilizing,
as it did, informers, disreputable Pick-
ertoDB and prejudiced Gilmers, and.a
DRiuu who aeciareu tnat ne would
tint. Rlimmnn onw nna am a lnn..nl.A
in his opinion, was not in favor oi
banging. We, therefore, express the
hope tnot the Supreme Court of the
Htate of Illinois may grant a new trial,
so tnat toe ever growing conviction
among the common Deonle. namelv.
tbat the courts of law are only in the
interest oi tne ricb, may not Had ad'
ditional proof in this instance.
Canaot Rale Wltboat Coercloa.
Lincoln, Neb , November 30. The
following circular has been addressed
by President Fitzgerald to the Btate
delegates of the Irish National League
of America, in view of the present
crisis in Ireland :
Sib The Tory government of Great
Britain has once more evinced its in
capacity to govern Ireland by other
means than coercion. Oar brethren
in Ireland are again called upon to
show by courage, suffering and self
sacrifice that they value the price of
their father's heroism. The time has
come when we should prove by our
actions that ear hearts beat in nnisun
with theirs in a common love for Ire
land and liberty. A few weeks since
we promised that should England
again have recourse to coercion we
would stand by them. We must now
redeem that pledge. Public meetings
are proclaimed, soldiers are being
crowded into the country to overcome
and, should opportunity offer, to
slaughter tbe people. Prison cells
await the nation's leaders, and every
engine of oppression and unconstitu
tional legislation is about to be
used to prop np tyranny and
injustice and to crush tbe legitimate
aspirations of Ireland. We must see
to it that our promise of assistance
vaa no idle boast. Btate delegates are
called upon to proceed at once to the
work of organising the league in their
respective titates and provinces. They
should nse every means to increase
the membership of existing branches
and establish new ones, and should
nrge tha officers of branches within
their jurisdiction to deviss means to
promptly raise funds and send them
to the national treasurer, the Rev.
Charles O'Reilly, D.D.,1 Detroit,
Mich, in aid of the anti-eviction
fund. We must not stand idle in the
face of the present crisis. Experience
has proven the futility of coercion to
crash a determined and united people
with tbe loyal aid ol her exiled chil
dren. Ireland must come out of this
struggle nnconqnered, unconquerable
and victorious. Yours faithfully,
JOHN mZQKRALD.Preaideat.
A Bud aiaa.
rrrrsBuaa, PA.,November 30. John
Milron, an iron worker, assaulted John
McKenna, a Pennsylvania avenue sa
loon keeper, tonight and beat him so
badly that ha is not expected to live
nn'il moriiinir. Milton then tamed
npoa Mrs. McKenna and in the strag
gle which eiitued he was quito seri
ously injured, Milton was then arrested,
We hare removed our entire bualneaa to
Nos. 378 & 3SO Front St.,
adjoining tha 0ja Hotel, where we
are receiving a large aiaortment of Uar-rlasr-a,
IliiitkleN, Waaxuaa, llnrneew.
Bnllry, ):., all of which will be Bole!
at Verv Low Prioea. A foil line of Home
UtRokeui and Iap & on hand. All
peraona in noed of the above gonda will tav
money bj examining oar sUick before par
Manufacturers' Aqfnts.
TAf IS nuHiM KemcTea Alire.ln rrosa
40 minutes to 2 tmura, with head com
plete, or no oharxa. No Fasting required j
no poiaonoua roedioinea. Can be taken with
aiua hT child rr adult. Call or aend for olr-
oulara. DR. M. HEY SMITH, Srecialint,
Bprlngfiold, Mo.
308 Front St.
WE OFFER FOR 8ALB oa farorabla
terms a large plantation lo Bolivar
oonnty, rYiis.,rerntIx Improved With new
loat, plank and wire fenoea. Twentr-Bre
ne house, cotton gin, aawmllland near
100,000 feet of lumber In r.taoka, 60,000 new
cyprera boarda all ready to eonetrnot mora
buildinga. A good et rehoane aad excellent
atand for a mercantile businees. Toil plan
tation ia improved with view to aubdivia
ion. I will aell ail or a part, aooording ta
wana of purohaaera. Plenty of labor. Ne
gro tenanta ta.ve applied ana are ..daily ap
plying to rent at $6. For lull particulars
applvto TffOH. H, ALLVflX ft CO.
Ant 1-BaIooD Repwo'l cans Meet, la
Cortland, N. Y., November 30. '
The State Convention of Aati-8aloon
Republicans met here this afternoon.
Delegates were present from all Darts
of the State. Gn. Conway explained
the views and elms of the movement.
Wliile the Binehamton convention,
he said, had startled the Republican
party with its radical resolations, they
now mt with approval from such
men as Evmts, Miller, Morton snd
Hiscock. He said they were in the
Republican party to stav. There were
already 20,000 Republicans enrolled in
tbe Irague, which in six months
would increase to 100,000, and that
means control of the Republican party
nf the State of New Y rk, and also
that all statesmen snd politicians
must favor temperance legislation and
temperance me'sares.. Committees
on Permanent Organisation, Resolu
tions, Flan of Work, etc., were ap
pointed. At the night cession the
Committee on Fian of Work reported.
The report provides that there shall
be a State Committee, consisting of
one member from each Congressional
District, whose duties shall be to
vigorously push the work cf the
league, and that it is not the purpese
of the league to form a separate politi
cal party, nor to nominate candidates
for office, except in extreme "cases
when Republican nominations are
made in the interests of liquor traffic.
The report of the Committee on
Resolutions declared in favor of sub
mitting a constitutional prohibitory
amendment to a vote of the people,
and demanded that the Republican
rarty take a positive stand against the
liquor traffic. It created a discussion
aud was laid over till tomorrow.
Senator Blair spoke in favor of the
movement, and said that national
prohibition waa necessary.
Fine Jewelry at Mnlford'a.
Citt of Mexico, November 29. A
treaty of commerce and navigation
bas been signed by representatives of
France and Mexico at this capital.
The treaty is essentially tbe same as
that negotiated some time ago with
Germany. Ex-Minister John W.
Foster has been in this city for the
pant ten days in conference with the
Preeiaent and Minister of Pnblic
Works on behalf of the Mexican
Central Railway Company. It is
known tbat he has succeeded in ef
fecting a satisfactory arrangement
with ths government whereby work
on the branches from tha main Una to
Tampico and Onadalo jura will be be
gun at an early day and pushed for
ward rapidly to completion. It is ex
pected that the capital necessary for
the work will be furnished by or
through the Boston or English holders
of the Central's firdt mortgage sends.
uuuuaj i rrannia, nuuvni a
WIU (Tree Fa.wora.au Mamlloa at
tbe llennrplai Coaaol. t
Washington, November 80. A del
egation of basinets men from Chicago
and the Northwest are in the city to
urge upon the Fiesident favorable-,
mention of the Hennepin canal pro
ject in his message to Congress. They
will present their views oa the sub
ject tomorrow or next day.
Fine Watch Kpalrlngt Mnlford's.
Flr.t nortgia Dotiala.
Niw York, November 30. Th
Gulf, Colorado and Hanta Fe railrosd
B'katheS ofk Eichonge t Hat ftSCO,
COtl additional flrf-t mortgage boorin,
making the to'.al amount Issued fO,--61,0,000,

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