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THE GREAT CANAL
Designed to connect Pittsborjr with
tbe Lakes, is now being survet ed by a
DISPATCH. Commissioner. Watch for
his reports. They trill bo reliable.
By One Obstinate Juror in the
Famous Cronin Trial.
BEGGS GETS OFF CLEAB,
Ktmze Sentenced for Three
and tbe Others Go
TO THE PENITENTIARY FOR LIFE.
Tin LitUa German, the Onlj One TYho
'HOWlVTHE YEEDICT WAS EECEITED
tThree of the five defendants in tbe Cronin
cue 'were yesterday afternoon adjudged
' guilty as indicted, and given life sentences
t in the penitentiary. They are Coughlin,
O'Sullivan and Burke. Kunze was found
guilty of manslaughter, and given three
years in the pen. Beggs was acquitted.
The verdict was received coolly by all but
Kunze, who broke down completely. Com
ment on the result of the trial varies wide
ly. Juror Culver, it is asserted, was the
one who prevented at least three of the
' prisoners from being condemned to death.
ISFXCTAX. TELIGRAM TO TUX DISPATCH.
; j Chicago, December 16. Juror John
Culver has saved the necks of Conghlin,
O'Sullivan and Burke. His opposition to
the infliction of the death penalty was in
surmountable, and the 11 men who had
struggled for nearly 72 hours with the Evan
Eton prohibitionist, to have him assess the
supreme penalty, in accordance with his
own verdict of guilty as charged in the in
dictment, was forced to recede from their
position and consent to a compromise.
The verdict was read by Clerk Iiee, in the
crowded courtroom at 225 o'clock this after
noon. It liberated ex-Senior "Warden
Beggs, it gave little John Kunze three
years in the penitentiary, and consigned
Conghlin, O'Sullivan and Burke to impris
onment for life. Motions for new trials
were instantly made by Lawyer Forrest in
behalf of the four prisoners.
GLOOM TS THE COUBTBOOM.
The old Criminal Court building, which
has been the scene of many memorable
trials and the death of famous conspirators,
. never looked more gloomy than it did to
day in the mistinc rain which began to fall
about noon. The sidewalks were slippery,
the old gray stones in the great structure
were almost glassy in their glistening soot,
and the iron railings were dripping with
moisture when the Anarchists were hanged.
-J3opes were stretched around the building,
"-and policemen armed with rifles stood guard
before the sullen and silent mob .which was
banked, less than 20 teet away. There was
the same dogged, tenacious and sullen look
ing crowd iu Dearborn avenue and Hichi
gan street to-day,
MITEBEES KEPT IN Z.DTE.
There were no ropes to act as barriers to
day, and the policemen who tramped over
the slippery sidewalks were not armed with
riot rifles, "but the loiterers were kept in
line along the curbstones opposite the build
ing, and not one of them dared to penetrate
the line of officers. The crowd was larger
than at any time since the trial began. It
was composed chiefly of the -poorer class,
although a business man on his way to his
office stopped long enough to stare at the
grimy looking building and its guard of
There were rumors of reprisals by des
perate Clan-na-Gaels in case the prisoners
were convicted, and of hand-to-hand en
counters in tbe jury room. Then came
newsboyr crying that three of the suspects
had been voted to the gallows. All these
.stories, coming as fast as tongues could
carry them, created intense excitement.
ALL WATTED PATIEXTLT.
II seemed to be pretty generally under
stood that the jurors had come to an agree
ment, and that a verdict wonld be returned
during the day; but the result of the ballot-
ing was merely a matter of conjecture, and
so men and boys waited patiently in the
mist for some authentic information.
The morning passed without any com
munication from the jury room. Two
hundred newspapermen, officers and friends
of Dr.,Cronin loungedabont the court room,
as they have been doing ever since the
jurors left their big high-backed chairs.
Judge McConnell satin his private room,
with a gray ulster buttoned about him. He
would not talk about the probable cause of
delay in the jury room, and laughed hearti
ly at the stories of fisticuffs between the 12
Shortly after 10 o'clock Sheriif Matson
announced an adjournment until 2 o'clock
this afternoon. Then the old stories about
the contumacious juror being pommeled
around the room by his colleagues, and tbe
certainty of a disagreement, were retold by
men who were positive that their informa
tion was correct, although not one of them
could tell where he first heard the report.
COMING EVENTS EOBESHADOWED.
It was evident when the crowd began to
' reassemble in the court room in the after
noon that something was about to break the
monotony of the past three days. Bailiffs
were hurriedly arranging the prisoners'
chairs, and the few curions persons who
' -were permitted to enter the room were told
to take seats. Judge McConnell admitted
that the jurors were at last ready to report.
He hung bis gray ulster upon a nail in his
private room and then sat down to wait.
The lawyers who have figured in the case
were summoned to report at once. Attor
neys Foster and Ames, who defended ex
Senior "Warden Beggs, were the first to
come. Then came State's Attorney Longen
ecker and his colleague, "William J.' Hynes.
Both weresnoking cigars.
The crowd pressed forward as far as was
possible, and within 20 minutes it formed a
circlevirom the center of the room to the
dingy wall back of the Judge's bench.
Superintendent of Police Hubbard sat down
near the passageway through which jnrors
and prisoners were to come. Sitting beside
him was big Police Captain Hunt.
THE DETECTIVES EVEBTWHEBE.
Sheriff.Matson, looking at inexpressibly
dreamy as he did the gray morning when he
moved about the brown scaffold which, had
been built Jor Parsons, Spits, Engel and
Fischer,stalked majestically along the center
aisle. Detectives swarmed everywhere.
They stood at the main entrance, along the
chairs where the jurors were to sit, and in
the benches where the nervous representa
tives of the Cronin faction were seated.
Everything was now ready to receive the
jury, but nothing could be done until
Lawyer Forrest, the great objector, came.
The hands on the white face of the clock
The excitement in tbe room was intense
Through the dirty windows a wall of people
could be seen, with their sullen-looking
faces turned upward to the room where the
last act in the famous, case was about to be
It was 2:10 o'clock when Lawyer Forrest,
with the collar of his overcoat buttoned
closely about his throat, and his rakish
looking black hat drawn over his eyes,
pressed his way through the crowd in the
center aisle. He was followed by the phleg
matic "Wing, who was chewing vigorously
upon tobacco. The two defenders of Burke
and Conghlin tossed their hats upon the
table and sat down.
AS QUIET AS DEATH.
Judge McConnell then walked briskly to
his high seat. As he did so two bailiffs
tramped through the narrow passageway to
the Bridge of Sighs, and thence to the jail
where the prisoners were already waiting to
be taken before their peers. There was a
profound stillness m the courtroom while
the andience awaited the coming of the
It was 2:25 o'clock when the door leading
out upon the Bridge of Sighs reopened and
the pallid-looking face of the ex-Senior
Warden of Camp 20 came into the room.
Behind Beggs were big Dan Conghlin,
O'Sullivan, Burke and Kunze, in the order
named. Between each prisoner was a
bailiff. O'Sullivan and Kunze were smil
ing. Burke's massive jaws were working
as ceaseless as ever upon a wad of tobacco.
Besgs blue eyes were restless and almost
glassy. He carried a light-colored derby
hat in his hand. Conghlin's lace never
looked more rigid. It was pale and tightly
drawn. The stern stuff of which the fellow
is made was never more apparent. "With a
petulant move of his hand he flung his old
black hat under his chair, and then straight
ening himself so that his head towered high
above that of the slender iceman, stared
boldly at the Court
THE FEISONEBS BRACE DP.
O'Sullivan, who has the reputation of
possessing an iron nerve, blinked and
scowled at something straight ahead of him.
Once in awhile his right hand would wan
der to his mustache and straighten out the
ragged ends. Beggs was apprehensive, but
strongly nerved. Conghlin was defiant,
O'Sullivan and Burke were resigned to the
worst, and Kunze was nervous, but strug
gling manfully to present the same stolid
front of his four colleagues, and not a word
was uttered in the room, from the time the
prisoners shuffled through tbe doorway until
they took their seats. Then Lawyer Forrest
whispered some words of cheer to Burke,
who bowed approvingly.
The jurors were next to cross the Bridge
of Sighs. They caused as much interest as
the coming of the prisoners. Bald-headed
Foreman Clarke was in the lead. Juror
Culver was close behind, with his overcoat
resting upon his arm. The 12 men took
their old seats, without looking at the
prisoners, who were watchinc tbem with
terrible interest. Then came three startling
raps on an empty desk, as Clerk Lee an
nounced the formal opening of court.
A VEBDICT AT XiAST.
Each juror answered to the call of his
name as it was shouted by the clerk. Then
Foreman Clarke walked briskly to the
benches and riassed a sheet of white saner
to Judge McDonnell, ,Thii"as the-verdictrt
It was now 2:30 o'clock, as tbe sheet of
-paper -was passed by the Court to Clerk Lee
to be read, xae crowd pressed still farther
toward the lines of officers back of the
prisoners. Every face in the room ex
pressed the most violent agitation. Burke
sat with his mouth agape. Conghlin
sprawled his legs out and scowled desper
ately at .the clerk. O'Sullivan and Beggs
betrayed no emotion. Kunze's face assumed
a sickly pallor, and his right hand tugged
nervously at his little mustache.
Clerk Lee read tbe verdict in a loud
voice. Beggs was acquitted. He entwined
his legs about his chair, and although his
lawyers were ther to congratulate him, the
ex-sepior warden's pale blue eyes never left
the clerk until he had finished' reading.
Kunze was fonnd guilty of manslaughter,
and awarded three years in the peniten
tiary. The little painter who, it is claimed
by the State, drove Conghlin to the slaugh
ter house on Ashland avenue did not betray
any emotion for a moment or more. He
looked like a man in a profound reverie.
The bass-voiced clerk, continuing his
reading, announced that it was the vote of
the jury that Conghlin, O'Sullivan and
BurUe should spend the rest ot their lives
HOW THEY TOOK IT.
The Three Men Host Severely Punished
Were the Coolest of All Kunze
Refuses to be Comforted
Beggs Snrprlsed, but
EFECUI. TELEGBXM TO THB DISPATCH.1
Chicago, December 16. When the ver
dict had been read a murmur of surprise
swept around the room. The three men who
so narrowly escaped the rope never flinched.
"With faces almost painful in their rigidity
and pallor, Conghlin, O'Sullivan and Burke
glanced at one another without uttering a
Then came the voice of Lawyer Forrest,
pleading for a new trial for his clients,
Conghlin and Burke, and for O'Sullivan
and Kunze, in behalf of Lawyer Donohue,
who is not in town. During this plea a
wail escaped from the line of prisoners, and
little Kunze, convulsed with grief, began to
protest his innocence. Tears streamed
down his face as he shouted in broken Eng
lish, "God knew he had never been out to
Lake View." Then, choking with emotion,
the little German accused the State's Attor
ney with having bought testimony to con
Judge Longenecker's back was turned to
the sobbing prisoner, who was surrounded
bv bailiffs. Words of sympathy from the
officers only served to intensify Kunze's
grief, which broke out afresh from time to
Beggs arose from his chair, and with his
hat in his hand, strolled over to the deserted
jury box and -sat down. He told the re
porters that he had never appointed a secret
committee to try Dr. Cronin, and that he
had never heard of an inner circle iu the
Clan-na-GaeL Be said fie was surprised
that the jnrors had agreed so quickly, as he
had not expected a verdict for at least three
Burke, O'Sullivan and Coughlin took no
interest in the weeping German or tbe smil
ing ex-senior warden, who was twirling his
hat between his lees. Coughlin and Bnrke
maintained their great nerve to the last, bnt
O'Sullivan was plainly weakening daring
the last moments of court.
F A XEBVE Off IEON.
Still blinking and scowling at some object
directly in front of him, the unhappy man
would from time to time involuntarily
bring his hands together with a sigh. Once
his eyes filled with tears, and, it looked as
thongh he would break down completely.
Butt'ue creat nerve which -had bolstered
him up during his terrible ordeal of the
past six montns came to his rescue, and in
a moment tbe slender, sallow face had
assumed its old-time stolidaad indifferent
expression. Atque liawwheB Lawyer
Foster sought to console Coughlin the big
detective smiled grimly and shook his head.
Judge McConnell, after listening to Law
yer Forrest's motion for a new trial, set
January 13 as the day when arguments
might be made. Then the prisoners arose,
and, walking between a file of officers, re
crossed the Bridge of ' Sighs to the jail.
Kunze was still weeping as the court room
door closed behind him, but Burke. Cough
lin and O'Sullivan marched along as defi
ant as ever.
THE VEBDICT SOON KNOWN.
People waiting in Dearborn avenue and
Michigan street heard the verdict almost as
quickly as the prisoners themselves. As
soon as Clerk Lee finished reading tbe im
portant document, a dozen messenger boys
bounded out of tiro court room, and, leaping
down the stairs without regard for life or
limb, becan shoutin? the verdict at the top
ot their voices.
A tremendous crowd soon filled the streets,
and when Juror Culver started from the
courtroom to the Commercial Hotel, he was
quickly surrounded by hundreds of angry
men and boys, who began to hoot at him.
From Michigan street to Kinzie street the
mob steadily grew in number and turbn
lency, and for several minutes it looked as
though the unpopular juror would be as
saulted. Captain Schuettler, appreciating"
the situation, summoned a detail of of
ficers and marching at their head,
made a dash into the mob, which
broke and ran. When the officers'
reached the Dearborn averue bridge they
formed in a platoon across tbe roadway and
prevented the howling and enraged men
from continuing their chase. Other officers
gathered around Culver and escorted him to
his hotel without further incident, although
there were shouts of derision from open
windows along the street. Later in the day
the Juror returned to his home, where he re
fused to be interviewed. The rest of tbe
jurors left for their homes as quickly as
possible. Each one declared that he conld
not say anything about the secrets of the
ME; CULVER'S YEBDIOT.
He Was for the Acquittal of the Qnlntet
From tbe Start Ilia Colleagues Had
to Giro In ttf Illm to
A veld a Mistrial.
rsrxcux. teleokam to titjb dispatch.1
Chicago, December 16. Comment on
the verdict is greatly mixed. Some of the
more violent enemies of the Triangle are
disappointed because the, death penalty was
not inflicted. This is also true of the
Anarchists, who believe the testimony
against the Cla n-na-Gaels was far
more conclusive as to guilt than that
which sent their leaders to the gallows.
Conservative men, however, think the ver
dict the best that could have been returned,
because with three men serving life sen
tences, it is certain that the conspirators
yet unknown will live in constant dread of
a confession from one of the prisoners.
Juror Allison was seen by THE DIS
PATCH correspondent to-night. He said:
We took 37 ballots and reached our verdict
about noon to-day. There was no trouble in
tbe jury room. We worked together harmoni
ously and weighed every particle of evidence.
Culver worked as industriously as tbe -rest of
us. He tolled all day Sunday, notwithstand
ing his religions scruples, and began work
again at 5 o'clock this morning. On the first
ballot we were all at sea, and it was not until
we bad voted a dozen times that we began to
BUBNED THEEB BBIDGES.
Mr. Allison wonld not name the juror
who had been so cantankerous. He inti
mated, however, that jive men were in
favor of the death penalty from the start.
Before they left their room the jurors
burned every scrap of paper they conld find
in ins cnamuer.
nicht is to the effect tthat all members of tbe
jurv had voted to hang Coughlin, Burke
and O'Sullivan and to give Beggs 21 years
and Kunze 14 years in the penitentiary, and
that they had agreed to stand by this assess
ment ot punishment until the cows came
home. Juror Culver, however, became so
excited and hysterical in his opposition
to that verdict that his colleagues
began to think he was losing his mind, and,
in order to prevent a mistrial by any such
misfortune, they consented to a compromise,
which was practically Cnlver's own terms.
This story comes from good authority, and is
believed by persons who know Cnlver's Idio
syncrasies, and can imagine the effect of so
much excitement and confinement on a man
of his nervous temperament. Jnror Allison
and Foreman Clarke wonld not deny the
From other sources it is learned that the
agreement of the jnrors, not to say anything
about the scenes in tbe jury room, was made
for the purpose of shielding Culver, who is
known to be in a pitiable condition physi
cally. It is declared by the same authority
that the eccentric became so violent at one
time during tbe deliberations, that force had
to be used to prevent him breaking away
from the room. When he reached his home
in Evanston, to-night, Mr. Culver was
hurried to bed by his wife and her friends.
He does not yet know the causa of the street
demonstration -against him this atternoon,
and nobody has been permitted to tell him
about the comment of the newspapers on
Culver voted for the acquittal of all the
prisoners until 1 o'clock this afternoon,
when a compromise was effected on the basis
of the verdict handed to the Court
HAED FOR TflE WOMEN.
Sirs. CouBblln Overcome nnd O'SnlHran's
Chicago, December 16. Dan Congh
lin's wife insisted upon remaining in- the
main corridor, with her pretty little girl,
until a messenger ran out with the news of
the verdict. When she heard it she gasped,
stood erect, shrieked; and fell back into a
chair. She buried her face in her hands
and moaned wildly as she wept
in her anguish. Her swaying form
was supported bv the kind old door
keeper, and the pretty little babe stood lean
ing against her mother's knees. For a
moment she looked into her sorrowing
mother's face, and then laying- her pretty
face in her mother's lap, she, too, began to
Mrs. Whalen, O'Sullivan's sister-in-law,
had come over to hear the result. Her clear
cut and handsome face hardened when she
heard the news. Her eyes filled for a
moment, but only for a moment She
glared for an instant at the jail
walls. Then she turned savagely upon
the men who stood near by, attracted by
Mrs. Conghlin's sobs. "Oh, you cutthroats!
You tried your best to hang them, and now
yon hang around to gloat at us in our mis
ery," she shouteS. She looked even more
savagely at the men than before and then
followed Mrs. Conghlin to the private room.
WHAT THE PKISONEES SAT.
Coaghlln and flurko Not Talkative Thongh
the Former Seem" Ilnppy.
Chicago, December 16. The four con
victed defendants were found by a reporter,
this evening, in tbe jail corridor. Kunze
held himself apart "from the others and re
fused to be comforted, roundly denouncing
the State's Attorney and jury. Coughlin
seemed pleasant and not exceedingly dis
pleased, bnt wonld not talk, except to refer
the interviewer tobi$ attorney. Burke was
also good natured, bnt not any more willing
Judge McConnell, in en interview, said:
Judicially, ot course, I can pan no opinion,
upon the verdicr, As au Individual, however,
and without being cognizant of all the proceed
tngS in the jury rooa.I might say that I think
'2-S .in h
Transacted!), the Senate in Execn
THE Y0EK OF AH OPEN MEETING.
Proposal Considered to Eemove the
Supreme Court Chambers
FB0H ITS QUARTERS Iff THE CAPITOL
Bra Batter's Mansion Selected as Euaqiurters for
The Senate's first protracted executive
session was held yesterday. Some im
portant matters were discussed that should
havo been brought up in open session. The
Supreme Court chambers will probably be
removed from the Capitol building to the
Ben Butler mansion.
rsracux, tbleorax to the DtsrArcn.1
Washington, December 16. The Sen
ate had its first protracted session this after
noon, and transacted some Important busi
ness, which is apt to create surprise when it
becomes known. The nomination of Judge
Brewer, of Kansas, to be an Associate Jus
tice of the Supreme Court, was acted upon
favorably by the Senate Committee on
Judiciary this morning. Several minor
nominations were confirmed.
As far as the record shows, this was all the
work that was done, but an executive ses
sion record generally tells only half the
truth. That was the case to-day. In ad
dition to these confirmations, the Sena
tors transacted a little business that
shonld properly have been performed with
open doors. They took informal action that
will probably result in the removal of the
Supreme Court chambers from the Capitol
building to the big stone mansion of Benja
min F. Bntler, just outside the grounds of
NOT POBMALLY DECIDED.
No formal motion was made for this
transfer, but it was so palpably the sense of
a majority of the Senators present that such
a move would be a wise one, that the com
mittee which has been for ten days
considering how more committee rooms
might be obtained for the Senators will
undoubtedly soon bring in a resolution
providing for the removal of the court.
The discussion on this subject in the execu
tive session came up rather unexpectedly to
most of the Senators, and in all fairness the
doors should have been at once opened,
but the Senate has a habit of gliding
into legislative business when the doors are
closed for an executive session, and a great
many matters of party polioy haye often
been arranged in secret whien were after
ward formally promulgated in open Senate.
After the work of confirming nominations
was over, the subject of finding more com
mittee rooms was brought up. Several
propositions looking to the securing of more
room were made, but all were successfully
opposed except tbe one providing for a new
home for the Supreme Court Justices.
THE BABBEB SHOP STATS.
One Senator proposed to abolish the free
Senatorial barber shop and bathroom in the
basement of the Senate wing. He was
lauehed to scorn ov his colleagues. ThiJ.
barber shop is Jtept open.12 monthSjinJue?
year, uuu -vvcrjr ocuaiuc im Buveu anil
bathed and shorn at the publia expense
while he is in Washington. Less than six
Senators were willing to consider for a
moment the advisability of removing the
barber shop, and the proposition was
Then a motion was made that the restaur
ant, which occupies four fine rooms in the
most accessible part of the Senate basement,
be removed, together with the barber shop,
to some of the new rooms formed by the con
struction of terraces on the ontside of the
building.. Senators will go to great lengths
to avoid any curtailment of their personal
comiorts, nowever, ana tne suggestion to
move the restaurant met the same late as the
one with regard to the barber shop,
a level-headed plan.
Then one of the level-headed Senators
came forward with an elaborate plan for
renting tbe Butler house, moving the Su
preme Court into it, and thus securing a
dozen or more fine committee rooms. This
plan seemed to strike everybody with great
favor, and the committee that is searching
for more room was informally authorized to
go ahead on the plan and secure the neces
sary consent .for the transfer of the court
There seems little doubt that when they
have secured tne rental oi the Butler house
and the consent of the Justices to move, that
the matter will be at once easily and defi
Tbe Justices have been complaining for a
long time that they have not room enough
to carry on tbe work ot the court .satisfac
torily, and they will no donbt readily agree
to the plan outlined in the executive ses
sion. The Bntler house, which had been
used previously as committee rooms lor tbe
Senators, is really three houses in one, and
with a little expense, eould be fitted up
into a very comfortable home for the Su
preme Court '
THE NEW DEPARTMENT.
The discussion in the Executive session
to-day brought out tbe further fact that the
Justices of the court hope to have erected,
within a few years, a fine building, to be de
voted to the uses of the Court, and which
will be known as tbe Department of
Justice. In this new building' it is
proposed to have accommodations for
tbe office of the Attorney General, the
Court of Claims, and the other Government
tribunals that now occupy rented build
ings. Senator Morrill has already intro
duced a bill providing for the constrnction
of the new Supreme Court building, and it
will be urged to early passage at this ses
sion. COMPLAINTS OF C0KSP1EACI
Made by the Wabash Hallway Company
Acalnst Compstlus; Lines.
Chicago, December 16. Suit has been
begun by the "Wabash Bailroad Company
against the "Western Indiana, or Belt Line
Company. Tbe latter has glyen notice that
the Wabash must not use their tracks be
tween Hammond and Auburn Junction.
This, the plaintiffs claim, will shut off the
"Wabash route to Detroit and greatly injure
The complainants allege that a conspiracy
has been formed between the Western In
diana and the Chicago and Eastern Illinois,
Grand Trunk and other companies to use
the Belt Line.
THEEW HIS CHIIiDEEIf 0DT.
One of the Blnny Rash Acts of an Insane
.New Yobk, December J6. Joseph
Kraeko, a Bohemian carpenter, became
insane at his residence to-night and threw
his three ypung children ont of tbe window.
He said he saw Jesus in the yard, and he
threw the children to Him as a Christmas
present They fell on a fire escape and
were not seriously injured. Kraeko then
ran amuck in the yard and assaulted several
men and women.
Be was finally subdued, after a fierce
sirnrals with low wlieraen, and nt la a
Btraft,jtcket He is -i:elUTe ,Hepi-.:
DECEMBER 17, 1889.
' A- CUEIOUS DISEASE.
Philadelphia Physicians Interviewed on the
Edropenn Epidemic of Inflnenaa '
t Whai the Grip Is Like o
, Tears far America. '
fSPECIAI. TELEGRAM TO TBS DlgPATOILt
Philadelphia, December 16. The Tre
cent cable dispatches from Paris and else
where, describing and discussing the recent
-ontbreak of "la grippe" in Enrope, have
attracted great attention, and have been
Teadbynoone-with more interest than by
the most eminent physicians. Dr. William
Pepper, provost of tbe University of Penn
fyivania and professor of the theory and
practice of medicine, who for 20 years has
niade a special study of influenza and
kindred diseases, said to-day:
There is no more curious infections disease
than influenza, both from the way it arises and
spreads, and In the variety of forms which Ir
assumes in different epidemics and in different
Duces. Daring tbe same epidemic v't has fre
quently been observed to invade extensive
areas, it times advancing steadily in one direc
tion, or again breaking ont simultaneously at
several widely different points, and extending
widely at each. The common and typical
form which It assumes is of a catarrhal
fever, unquestionably dno to a specific poison,
and attended with irritation of tbe respiratory
inucous membrane, with marked pains through
? general debility. But in other cases the same
process attacks the mucous lining oi the ali
mentary canal, and the symptoms closely re
semble those of cholera morbus; It wonld
'seem as though. In the epidemlo at present
tpreadlng through Enrope, 'there was an un
usually large proportion of the latter type of
cases, and this has undoubtedly given rise to
.the suspicion of some connection between
Influenza and cholera. The records of the dis
ease from tbe earliest times show that this is
one of the forms which it not rarely assumes.
rTha unifl thine nB naan Rppn rnneatedlv here
(daring the past three months. There is, there-
avre, no grouna wiiaiever tor uiaiiu awub
possible outbreak of cholera. The two diseases
have nothing whatever in common, and the in
testinal type of influenza does not present any
greater danger than the resperator type.
Dr. James J. Levick, who wrote a treatise
on "Epidemlo Influenza," which appeared
in the American Journal of Medical Sciences
in 1864, said:
I do not think it has any relation to cholera.
Its prevalence as an epidemic- is much moro
alarming, as indicating an atmosphere which is
conducive to the development of thatvery dan
gerous epidemic, cerebrospinal meningitis, or
potted fever, especially when It occurs during
the very cold winter months.
Dr. William H. Pancoast, President of
the Medico-Chirurgical College, said:
The mocrobes which hold the disease germs
travel in the atmosphere, so that it is impossi
ble for it to spread to this country, unless it is
carried across the Atlantic in some vessel, and
that Is extremely improbable.
IMP0ETED FE0H ETJE0PE.
The Health Officers Keport Eight Cases of
Influenza In New York.
New Tobk, December 16. Dr. Edson,
of the Health Board, reported that there had
been discovered in this city to-day six cases
of foreign influenza. Thus far eight cases
have been reported to the Health
Board, and three more in one fam
ily. The first victim, a young lady,
was taken down on Thursday last It is
supposed that she contracted the disease
from a family who returned from Europe
'about ten days ago. Her first symptom was
vertigo, speedily followed Dy neaoacne ana
chills. Then she became deathly sick with
pains in her limbs and muscles. This was
succeeded by bronchial catarrh, soreness of
tbe throat and coughing, followed by a high
fever and an exceedingly rapid pulse, which
at times reached 120 to the minute. Since
then seven other members of the family have
been attacked by the disease.
Tn nil lio .tiMtiia ifmnfiml AM aali in
1!M identical witn mosa aesonoea ov u-
Ml f- i -ir-t. . m.----;il.-,f--- ,1
vopean pnysician&. ono ueaiia-omcers say
thAv ..a nn cnmtml lit fli. 4mnpAvATi(A nf
the disease here. It is not dangerous, but if
it tends to become epidemic all cases will be
quarantined. The treatment is the spraying
of the affected membrane freely and fre
quently with a solution of quinine and the
internal administration of quinine, bella
donna and camphor.
K0T EEADI TO BE CONQUERED.
Berpa Pinto Finds the Mozambique .Natives
In a Flsbtlne Mood.
Lisbon, December 16. The papers here
give a long and detailed report of events
immediately preceding the recent action of
Serpa Pinto in Mozambique. Castelloes,
the engineer surveying the Shire river dis
trict for the construction of a railroad, ar
rived at the Makololo country at the end of
July. As soon as his party was within,
range the Makololo opened fire, and be was
compelled to retaliate. Six of the Makololo
were killed. Fnding himself constantly
menaced by the natives and considering his
own party too small to fight a battle, he
joined the auxiliary expedition under En
gineer Themudo, and the two parties for
tified a position at Mupassa and there
awaited the arrival of Serpa Pinto.
Castelloes concludes by advising the
Government of tbe necessity of purging the
district of the insurgents; and expresses his
hopes to complete the important survice of
pacifying the country and of securing its
full submission to Portugal when there is
an open road to Nyasta and steamship navi
gation ti tbe lake.
IAWEENCE BARRETT'S THROAT CUT.
A Successful Surgical Operation Performed
on the Tranedinn.
18FECTU. TELEOBAM TO TUX DISPATCH.!
Boston, Mass,, December 16. Mr.
Lawrence Barrett's throat was successfully
operated on to-day, by Dr. Maurice Hi.
Bichardson, at the St Margaret's Hospital.
Dr. Bichardson was seen at his office this
afternoon, and in reply to a question as to
Mr. Barrett's condition said:
1 operated on Mr. Barrett at 11 o'clock this
morning. The operation is not considerod a
. Barrett of course, bad to
be etherized, but he Tallied from the operation
very well indeed.
Alia general pnjsicai conai-
tion is very pood.
I saw him again at 130 p. m.
and he was doing very nicely
ly. 1 know notblnir.
of course, about his personal plans, bnt think
it probable that he may rest awhile before
again appearing on tbe stage.
Efforts were made to induce Dr. Bichard
son to express an opinion upon the exact
nature ot the disease, bnt he declined to go
into particulars. He did. however, say that
the growth appeared to be more of a fatty
glandular deposit than anything else. He
did not, apparently, consider it goitre.
IMPOKTANT TO BREWER3.
A Peclilon by Jndau Gresfaara That Will
Affect Many Firm.
Chicago, December 16. Judge Gresham
to-day decided in favor of the plaintiffs in
the suit of S. & P. TJhlman, of New York,
against the Bartholomew & Leicht Brewing
Company, of Chicago, for infringement of
Heinrich Stockhein's patent for an im-
? roved process of beer filtration,
he decision is regarded as a most important
one, affecting as it does many of the largest
breweries in the country, which maybe at
anytime rendered temporarily inoperative
hy such an injunction, the defendants hav
ing been using filters made by Otto Zvrei
tusch, of Milwaukee.
The matter will be taken to the Supreme
$5,000 For the-Fire Batterers.
Minneapolis, December 16. Tbe re
ception at the West Hotel, to-night, for the
benefit of the Xriftune building fire suffereri,
was one of the special events of the season,
and hiehlv successful from A financial
1 standpoint, Bearly $5,000 bebur mltaed
Ifrom ttosaletf tteW; v ' IT1"
SLUGGED" A DENTIST.
A Very Myserions Assanlt on the
Proprietor of a Dental Parlor.
HIT OH THE BACK OP THE HEAD
By a Strange German Whose Teeth He Was
in the Act of Filling.
THE WEAPON A MOBDER0U8 0HE.
Ho Season Given by the Assailaat, Who Is Also a
Dr. Do Lamater, a prominent New York
dentist, was the victim of a mysterious and
vicious attack yesterday. He was operating
on a young German, who called himself
Franz Miller, and when his back was
turned his patient hit him on the head with
a paper parcel containing an iron cylinder
weighing five pounds. The , assailant was
rSFZCUX, TEUGBAlt TO TUX DISPATCH.1
New Yobk, December 16. A well
dressed man with German features and a
black mustache, and apparently about 30
years old, called at the office of Dentist
Charles H. De Lamater, at 0 A. si. to-day,
to see about getting Dr. De Lamater to do
something for his teeth. The dentist did
not know him, and asked who had sent him.
The man said he was Franzr Miller, and that
he had once met Dr. De Lamater's wife.
The dentist had Miller sit in the operat
ing chair and examined his teeth. Miller
said he wanted a front tooth filled with gold.
Dr. De Lamater stuck some rubber between
two teeth, and told the man to come around
to-morrow at 9 A. M. Miller then went out
Evidently he waited nearby until he saw
another patient who had been in the office
leave the building, and then he returned
and arranged to change the appointment
He left again, but did not reappear until 4
P. M. '
XN THE OPEBATINO CHAXB.
Dr. DeLamater had been detained, and
was ready for Miller when he came. It was
dark, and he lighted the gas to do his work.
Milltrwas quiet and rational. He took off
his coat and hat, and sat in the chair. Be
fore doing eo he had laid on the steam rad
iator a parcel that looked like a roll of
parchment done up in newspaper. Dr. De
Lamater took it from the radiator, and the
man seeing this started up and exclaimed:
"Look outl don't touch that."
"Why?" answered the dentist, and then
noticing that it was heavy, he asked: "Is it
dynamite, or something dangerous?"
"Oh, no," replied Miller; "only let it
Dr. De Lamater laid the heavy package
on a table, and began upon his patient He
noticed that Miller had removed the rubber
from between his front teeth, but did not
get a chance to ask why, for Miller said he
wanted a filling taken from a back tooth and
a new plug put in. Dr. De Lamater took
out the amalgam and filled the cavity with
cotton, and appointed a time for the perma
nent filling to put in to-morrow.
A YICIOUS ASSAULT.
It was 4:30 p.m., and quite dark. The
two men were alone in the office. Other
people were in the building, for it is an old
residence, used now for offices,but none were
near at hand. Miller put on his coat and
hat, nandea ur. ue xamaier a t-t mil, aua
saying--thafchls father was paying the
costs, -asked for a receipt. Tne dentist
stepped to his desk, and was writing the re-
ceint when, withont a word. Miller picked
up the heavy paper parcel, and stepping up
behind Dr. De Lamater, banged him on the
bacs: of the head with it
The parcel was more than a sandbag.
It was a solid cylinder of iron, 18
inches long, one inch in diameter,
and weighing five'pounds. The newspaper
was still wrapped around it, but it was
only two or three sheets thick, and it did
not lessen the severity of the- blow. Only
the fact that Miller appeared not to know
how to use it, and struck too low down,
saved him from becoming- a murderer
on the spot An ordinary thug would have
broken any man's skull with such a heavy,
long and murderous weapon. As it was,
the blow nearly stunned Dr. DeLamater,
and gashed his skull for 2 inches. Blood
spurted from the wound and covered the
back of the dentist's neck and his clothes.
THE ASSAILANT STUNNED.
After striking bis man, Miller stood stock
still for a moment Then he began to
quake. DeLamater turned instantly upon
him and yelled. Miller ran for the office,
and through the hall to the front door. De
Lamater caught him there, and rushed him
back to tbe office. There they grappled,
and Miller, free again, darted out into the
A policeman, who had heard the yelling,
caught the assailant almost on the step and
took him to the Grand Central station.
The dentist, with blood streaming down
his back, went along. Miller wept as
he stood at the station house desk. He said
his name was really Arthur Zolski, that he
lived at 319 West Forty-sixth street, and
that he was a dentist himself, and was mar
ried. DISGUISED AS BEAKEMEff.
Five Idea Overpower a Clerk and Rob an
San Antonio, December 16. Five men,
wearing brakemen's cotton jackets, entered
the express office at Brownwood just
after the west-bound passenger train
had pulled out for San Angelo
last nignt and asked if an expressackage
for John Johnson came in. Tne night clerk
informed them it did not They told him to
look over his way bills, whereupon he pro-
..JJ nni ftta -mnrts' In tfitt afa
vCCUCU fcV aJSAW tMHHwj s-uw 0wi
when they entered the office at his back and
knocked him in the head, it is supposed
with a sandbag, where he lay insensible on
the floor until morning.
The robbers secured $7,000 in currenoy
and left no cine by which they conld be
AN IKYESTIQATION DEMANDED.
Tao Creditors of a Bankrupt Firm Seek Re
lief In Court.
Chicago? December 16. The creditors
of C. J. Meyer & Sons, who made an assign
ment Saturday, with liabilities of 1302,000,
are pushing an active investigation. A
number of them made application to Jndgc
Prendegrast this morning for an immediate
inquiry, and on motion a citation was issued
by the Court on the insolvents to appear
and answer such questions as the creditors
desire to ask regarding the circumstances of
A MEMORIAL FROM THB POETS.
Tennyson and Others Want Browning's Re
mains Placed In Westminster Abbey.
London, Pecember 17. The Deart of
Westminster has received a memorial, ex
pressing tbe signers' appreciation of his
offer to have tbe remains of the poet Brown
ing placed in Westminster Abbey.
Ttie memorial it signed by Tennyson,
Swinburne, Palgraye, Lelghton, Coleridge
Bowman's Slayer Gels Ball,.
De Boto, Mo,, December 10. B. M.
Til aJH V&aa srV)A .nAf jbiI VfllaJ T.awvAf
Jfttmk. J. JBowmaarwa to-day released oa
mtu xm m BBa twjwvvi
- VICTIMS-0E JEAJMlSteSK!
A Young- Plimber Found Bleedlsa la
Snow The Girl far Whom He Was
Stabbed Confesses ondCrta
Inntes Her Lever.
rSrECIAl TSXSSBAK TO THE DISVATCH.1
New Yobk, December 16. "While plod
ding along the icy pavement in front of 46
Watts street at 8 o'clock this morning, Pa
trolman James McCabe, of the Eighth
precinct, saw a man lying with
his face downward in the snow.
The policeman turned the man
over. The snow was crimsoned, and splasher
of congealed blood bespattered tbe man's
garments and face. The man was un
able to speak coherently, bnt mum
bled the names of "Jennie" and "Billy."
Tbe ambulance surgeon found that he was
suffering from a knife stab beneath the
heart, and that he was very weak from loss
of blood. He proved to be William Gil
bertson, a plumber, 18 years old.
Detective O'Brien followed a trail of
blood along the snow-covered pavement
which led him to the stoop of a tenement at
54 Watts street, and up three flights of
stairs to a room on be top floor.
In front of the firmly locked door was a
tell-tale pool of blood. The room was in
confusion, and gave every evidence
of a struggle. Jennie Lewis and
Patrick White, of Providence, B. L, who
sells glasses to saloons, were in bed. and
pinned to the wall over the washstand was
an open knife, the blade and handle cov
ered with blood.
Jennie and her companion were arrested,
and later the girl made a full confession. In
a fit of jealousy because Jennie was fond
of Gilbertson, the Providence man, and he
quarreled, and Gilbertson was stabbed and
thrown from the room. White next at
tacked the girl and stabbed her in the
0JPP0SED TO BRIOE.
A Move to Protest, In a Public Meeting-,
Ajt-alnsttbe Chairman's Selection as
Senator His Friends Raj It's
Tao IrfitB for That. '
rSPEOAI. TXLXQIUX TO TBI DISPATCH. 1
Columbus, O., December 16. The Col
umbus Democrats are likely to join hands
before the week ends with those of Cleve
land, who are protesting against Brice's
election. It is reported that a conference,
attended by several of tbe leading and most
influential Democrats of the city, was held
here to-night, to arrange thepreliminaries for
a public meeting. The names oi those who
took park in the proceedings cannot be as
certained at this time, nor is it possible to
learn what line of policy is to be pursued.
It is certain, however, that steps will be
taken to unite the opposition' to
Brice, and unless some of the pronounced
candidates develop considerable strength,
an effort is to be made to have Mr. Thomas,
who does not show the following expected
of him, to withdraw and make it possible
for Lawrence T. Neal to enter the contest
While tbe opposition to Brice is assuming
more definite shape; it is not believed that
it is possible to accomplish his defeat Hon.
John H. Thomas came over from Springfield
this evening, and will start on a missionary
tour to Democratic counties to-morrow.
"How goes the1 battle?" he was asked.
"We can tell more about that after the
smoke of the battle clears away," he said:
"Are most of the members-elect pledged
to the different candidates for Senator?"
"I don't think they are. It is my opinion
that a large majority of the members will
come to Columbus unpledged. Xam led to
this conclusion by conversation with many
of tbem, and have no reason to doubt their
l. 4.. Js
A VERT SIGNIFICANT LIST. .
Names of AU the Players Who Signed Now
rsrxciAt. txxzobax to thi disfatcs.1
New Yobe, December 16. The official
roster of those who signed Players League
contracts is as follows:
Boston Badbourne, Kllroy, Daly, Sweat
Kelly, Br o others, Qainn, Nash, Bichardson,
ITew York: Ewlng. Brown, Keefe, Crane,
O'Day.Connor, Bichardson, Whitney.O'Rourke,
Philadelphia Milligan, Cross, Hallman,
Baffinton. Sanders, Foreman, Cunningham,
Hasted, Farrar, Myers.Bnindle, Mulvey, wood,
Thompson, Clements, Delehanty.
Buffalo Bowe, Hack, Clark, Person, Krock,
Keefe, Carney, Wise, John Irwin, Whlte,,Hoy,
Pittsburg Hanlon, Fields, MiUer, Galvin,
Staler, Maul, Morris, Beckiey, Dunlap,
Brooklyn "Ward, Andrews. O'Connor, Cook,
Weyhintr, Connie Murphy, Tucker, Bier
bauer, Bassett. Seery, JIcGeecny.
Cleveland Faatz, Btricker, Ztamer, Snt
cliffe. Snyder, O'Brien, fiakely, Gruber. Twitch
ell, McAleer, Radford, Larkin, ilcKean.
Chicago Darling, Farrell, Boyle, Tener,
Baldwin, Dwyer, Bastlan, Pfeffer, Latham. Van
Haltren, Ryan, Duffy, Williamson, Bastlan.
There are 97 names In all, comprising 78
National League players, 16 American Asso
ciation and 4 from tbe minor leagues. Then
there are six men who signed the
Brotherhood contract, and two individual
agreements, and have broken their con
tracts. They are Clements, Delehanty,
Mulvey,' Miller, Beckiey and MeKeau.
Those who signed a Brotherhood agree
ment alone and deserted are Glasscock,
Denny, Boyle, Clarkson, Smith, Eusie,
Buckley, .Schriver and Gleason.
BDISON PEOPLE ARE HUSTLING.
Getting In Their Work Among If ew Yorkers
Who Are Deprived ot Light.
tlPECIAI. TZLZOJUJt TO THB PISPATCa.1
New Yobk", December 16. About eight
miles of wire came down to-day, and there
might have been more had not the work suf
fered a temporary inteiruption. The elec
tric companies were complaining that
the gangs at work in the streets were
destroying new and perfectly safe wires
a's "dangerous" because rules of the board
were violated. This was investigated, but
not found well based. The big stores and
theaters feel the loss of their display lamps,
and the Consolidated Gas Company and the
Edison people are pushing ineir can
vassers in every direction. Expert
Wheeler said to-day that if the uptown
lights were set going within two weeks the
customers wonld be lucky. A great many
more gas lights were going np to-uight,
especially in the parks. The grand jury
continued its inquiry to-day. It will proba
bly not indict the companies for nuisance,
but it may find indictments based on tbe
death of Clerk Harris and Lineman Clausen.
MORMON OFFICIALS AEKESTUD,
Connty and City Offlclals Indicted for Mis
Sam. Lake, December 16. City Mar
shal Solomon, County Becorder Adraio,
Selectmen Wiler, Brig and Hamp
ton,, all Mormon officials, were ar
rested here this afternoon. There are
six indictments against Solomon, charging
misappropriation of public funds, and one
indictment against each of the others charg
ing them with conspiracy.
Thev were released upon furnishing bonds
to secure their appearance in the District
BRAZILIAN COKTRAOrS OFF.
A Earepean Bask KepieJfMM Its XehttUos
'With tha Lace Essptre.
LOHDfiX, December IT, It is reported in
banking circles that the Banco Dallianza,
of Oporto,.whicb had contracted a loan with
one of the Brazilian provinces, has refnsed
aewpt drafts ia favor of a Puis bnk,
aM ie la lavor sx aaoiaer previnee, ea
the grea4 that i(veetrci was made with
m Xfflwre. . r -n
BALI CRANKS "
Tio-rt break in the Brotherhood
the desertion of McGinty.
.Tyerybody says ihi uisric" J
ttsbnrg's great newspaper.
ie Carton Setters Striked
Blow at Idght.
The Southside, East End antnBJUl
Dark as Erebus.
DAH6ERS LUEK IN THE JimClliEll
The carbon setters employed by the Alle-J
gheny Light Company have gone out on "j
strike, and the promise is lor a bitter co'o-
test between the opposintr forces. Last nighty
the entire Southside, East End and HiU
districts a territory containing 160,000
souls were plunged into darkness. Policed
precautions were taken, however. Stale
menta are made hy all concerned. -.
The absence of extra policemen and th's?
quietude which reigned around the police"
headquarters was only equaled by the (this ig
la patented) gloom which was east over tusi
community by tbe failure of the electnoe
lights in tbe Southside, the East End and!
other portions of tbe city last night
The entire police force was on active duty,
and the orders issued were very strict, as the
f THREE OENTSttl
laK jr t
Assistant Superintendent O'Mara. and In-S i
spector McAleese were fully cognizant oP
tne laet that the threatened strike of theajl
linemen and carbon setters of the Allegheny ,
.Light Company would afford an opportunity
to crooks and "safe workers" to get some of
their old-time opportunities to catch undo-'
tended stores at their mercy.
The thugs were perfectly prepared, and thj''
trMns brought in a number of suspicious chaf-:
acters, called by the possibility of havhurtheft
lights extinguished In Pittsburg for a few
TO T7S-R STA'Vn-'PTP-Fcr
Inspector McAleese said last night that if the??
. --.MM VJ.IC1
BiriKo woum result in me electric lights beingtj
Bhut off for a while there was yet a recourse YI
wimous having to pay an extra price to the
artificial cas companies. He nalil-
We can tarn loose overs hundred stindnlnos 7 .
within an hoar of natural gas and flood the -whole '"
valley with light, and would do it, too. If neces
sary to protect the property of citizens, whether
in their homes or on their persons. It is Impost
slbleto leave Pittsburg short of light IT we are
put to extremities, and the Enrean of Police will '
do what It caa to protect the public, even if it ha -J
to erect pipes along the roods where protection is
TO AH) PEDE3TBIAK8.
The police authorities notified the South tide
8torekeeners to keeD llshts bnrnin? in thIr
places. SO as tn frim npiYwtHanv a. (1ian.a a nta .
home. The same order was given to the East ,;ij
i.nd police, who bad a busy time on their long,; ;
midnight of a man who conld not nnd his way I
noma to jjinwiome street, ana was shown his
way by police officers. Several other circum
stances of a like natsre occurred mvm tha
Southside, where at places the possibility ex
isted of the wanderer terminating his voyago.'
of tbo Southside streets and hi natural lifeA
py a aip in tne Mononganeia river.
in ere was consiaeraoie excitement both la -9
kuoiubiau sjjaon me ooatasiae overxno-
Cimmerian darkness which prevailed in place,.,
and enldcfl were demanded in tha fuhtaiubhii
cart of the cltv Jit waires which -wonlrtmafci. .:. i
mechanic stare and throw plain laborer in to i-.
THE COMPANY'S STATEMENT.
The Allegheny Light Company declares I ts
ability to supply tbe place of the strikers, and J
for other reasons it is more than certain that;-
uw ..j nu. mw wawu UCIIICU Ul it U3UHI
luumiuauon. . ,
The cause of the trouble Is traceable to the j
strike of about three months ago, when the.
company employed a number of green hands;
io taKB me piace oi inose wno naa gone one
The difficulty fixed, the old hands were taken
back by degrees and the emergency men disw
two men named Beattv and SEelton. carbon ,
setters, efficient workers, but against whom, it vl
is said, an animus existed. ' 1
THE CAUSE OP THE STBIKE.
On the reorganization of the Electrical-
Union, which embraces all the employes of Jjj
tne company, as wea as tne electricians em
ployed by private firms throughout the city.
ujo vwo men namea were invitea to join.
Skelton is reported as giving a rongb an
swer in return to tbe invitation, and Beatty,
on being put up for membership, was rejected, a
For some time past the Light Company's Vs
tjiujjiujcsuauagitaieu tor a reuress oi certain
grievances, among which was the complaint .
that tbe company gave preference to non
union men, reference being made incidentally
to Beatty and Skeltoo.
GOT HO SATISFACTION.
Committees waited on General Manager J
Blaxter, but as tbe men claim, without getting .
any satisfaction. Finally, the men named eon-tiS
eluded they would give np their jobs and in- ,55
an interview with them, desired them to re-'
tarn to wors.
This definite stand of the company resulted
lameetlncrottbe nnion to decide on a coarse
of action. The question of striking was de
bated, and it is understood that tbe majority
of those -nreafint were averse to taklntr this
step. Some thought otherwise, and so wbenia
(haw tnne4 In smfti 4tita nnvnlnit en4 fmnA 2
the non-union bands still at work they walked'?
out again on s trine.
THE SEW STJPEKTNTEHDEHT.
Bobert Bagsmltbr until yesterday morning
the chief engineer of tha company and now Su- j
perintendent, was asked for a statement last
evening ana saia: l
4WCUiJUIQiUCUiUIUIKl M ura.i.iiuiT,
without anv Enffielent cam e. we faiiflianenenF
In oar employment who do not belong to tbo' .
umuu .uu mo refc aesireu we enouia nes na ot '
them. This we were not disposed to ;
ao, neeanse mey were gooa workers, we
had occasion to discharge aboat tea, .
ot oar men oa sataraay oecaase tne une ,
thsw wHk wnlrfnnn hrl lusn kvnnvh Is sivsrl
we had nothlnjr else for them. Iimls favor of
unions and a strong upholder or the benents to be .
derived from them, bat I am free to say the Elec
trical Union lull wrontrln this matter. Thftiten
It has taken is illegal and against
the constitution. They should have taken tl
action wrougn their Executive committee, ana
nrea as ilt noucB ot tneir intentions, xae ii
ig of the rest of the men now st work Is sgalnttt,
at work. The places of the strikers we are ailing
lose wnoniTB rona ont ana uer win commas
with green hands, and the public need not have J
occasion to icara taiiure in tne supply ot uau
WILL TACEXE BIGELOW. g
A. committee representing tne iuectne
Union was in conference with representattyesji
of about 40,000 organized workingmen ofthlai
city late in tbe evening. To-day a committee
will call on the city authorities for assistance)
In tha labor Interests. ,t
Bobert J. Daley, a foreman of one of that!
gangs, when seen last night, said:
My reason for banding in my resignation on
Saturday was became I conld not accept the dic
tation of the general manager as to whom I should
or shonld not employ Hegavemeallstofmea ha
wuucu u oiscnarxe iau as x comq not
agree with tbe justice or the aettoasl
concluded to go. I bave here a nsmher of letters
from New York, onering me work. 1 bave beea
with the company nine years, and 1 believe they,
can get on withont me; but I think, under the
present circumstances, they will have to get aloag-
Riuiui gvou many mure m
AX WlA.il US A BITXBH JTiUUT.
From tbe conversation of both thetinemest
and tbe employers. It may be lodged that tbo
fight will be a bitter one and the settlement ol
it a thing of remote date- The possibilities arSl
in retard to the difficulties presented to thai
public far neater than thos6 shown In the
strikes ot the Western Union telegraphers or of I
tne rauroaa men. a stiiiea lineman wui, time-1
cannot agree wn tne company tnat empiojs
mm. MexotDer nelds ot operation, ont theral
are others who might very easily get np a pole,'
cot a wire, throwing open a circuit which would,!
tane several nonrs to oin, wnue toe com ars
ates of the line-cutter would be doing worxf is
tne neignponng nouses, ana too ponce,.!.
eTBiuuuy cue, wpoia pe. m iub turs.
USAYI VJlBOXSO IMIHHIHT. i
This, coupled with the possibilities of. a
dent to life aad limb'wnlch might occur fatal
Aft. jtf Srife.