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November 30,1874.
For full information apply to J.
B. WATTS & CO., Boom 47, Metro
politan Block, corner Randolph and
LaSalle-sts., Chicago.
Bridal Gifts.
The G-orham Company,
fin.vsßuimu. .Bbtislisssd 183 L
No. 1 Bond-st., N. T.
Kiel Bridal Gifts—Testimonial Pieces—Fam-
Hy Silver—Forks and Spoons—Services for Tea,
Dinner, lunch, ic., Aik, of Sterling Purity only.
Those deslrona of obtaining articles of Solid Silver,
bearing tho Gorham Sterling Stamp (Lion, Aaohor, ami
the letter O), wh oh I* a positive guarantee of parity,
may do so through tho loading Jewelers of this city upon
terms ss farorable at If obtained from tba Gorham Com*
pan/ direct.
197 and 199
Picture Frames,
Large Stock, New Styles, and
Low Prices. .
Cheddar Cheese,
Iho ‘•VICTORIA 1 * Brand. AUo, French Goods just
33:3k. “OBIOW.”
From tho Celebrated House RODEL 41'LLfa, Frci.
0. TATUM, Wine Merchant,
140 East Miulison-st.
Ono of tho beet paying Hotels in Wisconsin, the Tannor
Souse, Kilbonm City. Wia., conielnlng W Bedrooms,
ar, and Billiard Rooms, will bo sold, with l-urnlturp.
for $8,0011; ball cash, balance time to suit. Must be sola
Immediately. Good reasons given. Hor particulars In*
quire of GKO. ItIBENAUK, Ktlbourn Oily. Wia,
Stock, Fixtures, and lease of Store No. 28 North Olark
et. lor sale very cheap to good party who will oomlnue
business in present locality. Apply to JOHN UltlP*
LINOKU nr w. A. EWING. Room 20. over the store. ...
Lies’ M ana FasUonable Furl
(Prom tho Bankrupt Halo of a firat*oloss New York For
Handsome Seal Muff and Boa, slo.
Stylish Black Lynx Mult ami Boa, *lO.
Good Mink Muff and Collar. *lO.
Fine Mink Mull and Boa, slfi.
Elegant Mink Muff and Scarf, nr Collar, 920 to $25.
These are such goods us are sold at from $25 to 874 * set,
lU warranted now and poriicl.
UoMiilemtft, 5-15 lUirhigmi-av.
The Agency of tho GEM. STOVE POLISH
ban been transferred to Messrs, a. S.
HUTOHINB & 00., 05 and 07 South Wl
ter-at.. Chicago. ... .
I<el onr oxporlonco eotUfy voti of tb« fallacy of carrying
lebtura or promisoa. Our oitico U loaded with tbo iad in
lultn, and every day mliU (o Ihu ruins. Then PUbU
■hllti they can VoyzljOAX when i.bny cao‘l. , .
jfitAfilßU'a uoi.LKtnios aoiwoy,
Corner Mo to and Mouroa«ate»
TOP 33TTC3rCa-"S“,
«*it n> wjwigoMo,
Good Black Alpaca, 250 per yard.
Extra quality Black Alpaca, 600
per yard.
27-lnoh Diagonal Suitings at 350.
Diagonal and Basket Cloths at 800,
1,000 pcs Matalas Suitings at SSo.
48-inoh All-Wool Black Cashmere
at SI.OO, the best orticlc ever olfered
for the price in this market.
100 pcs Camel’s Hair Cloth, 11-2
wide, at SI.OO per yard.
Wo offer a Gro Grain, extra quali
ty, the best of the season, at $1.60
por yard.
Heavy C-4 Beaver Cloaking at
$3.60, worth $6.00.
250 dozen Belt Skirts, good qual
ity at 750.
63 & 65 'Waslimgton-st.,
Betwowj SUtoand Dearborn-et*.
Brancli Honsc, Twenty-seconJ-sL and Mlgaa-ay,
m npn
Dwels Sense Insurance Co.,
Cash Assets, - $400,000
Tie Residence Fire Insurance Co.,
Cash Assets, - $330,000
Security to Folicy-liolflers, 430,000
These Companies insure ONXiY Dwelling
House Property. Accepting only the least
hazardous class of risks, remote from the
sweeping llres which so often visit Business
property, it seems evident we incur only the
smallest danger of disaster.
In the last year more than FORTY Fire
Companies, all doing a general business,
have failed to meet their obligations. You
are therefore invited to insure your homos
with us, and no longer associate them with
the hazards of mercantile risks.
Wo offer Safe Indemnity at Equitable
E. S. HEWITT, Agent,
154 LaSalle-st.
Choice Flour at Retail,
STAR & CRESCENT (test Minnesota Wheat), $6.00
Warranted to make 50 pound* moro broad, and of
bettor quftll’y than any Winter Whuat
Flour at tho prioo.
THAYER’S RITE (WMte Winter Wlaal), $7,50
Equal to any Winter Wheat Hour in thu market.
PATENT FLOOR (Very Choice), $9.00
Delivered in any part o! tho olty free of charge,
or shipped (o anyaddroaa in tho country
on receipt uf prices. Quality
Preah-ffround Winter and Spring Graham
Buckwheat Plour, Oat Meal, Pino White
and Yellow Corn moal.
1,200,000 ACHES
Missouri Lands.
The Atlantic A Pacific Railroad offer for sale, on long
tlmo and low prices, splendid Farming Lunds In South*
western Missouri, which possess all tbo requlromcuta of
good and healthy clim&to, plenty of timber and pure
waleri lung and coot summers, and short and mild win*
Froo transportation from Bt. Louis for land-buyers and
tholr familios.
Circulars, containing map and guides, free to any ad*
dross. Bectlonal maps, showing land sold and unsold,
25 cents.
For foil particulars, and toseouro all benefits, call or
address our Chicago oflico, 121 Itandolph-st.,
W. H. WIBNKR. Gen. Agt.,
Or address A. L. Doano, Land Oommlsslonsr, 25 South
Fourth»st.. fit. Louis, Mn.
18 NOW
Philadelphia, Now York, Boston, Provi
dence, and intermediate points. Freight do-
JAS. WALSH, No. 92 LaSallc-st.
weather strips.
Tim lm.t at lo»Mt price*. Applied by KihUa m.
263 and 270 NcrlhVjlntk'.ll.,
Citnumlur’s .lobbing Shop.
Wo wish to procure lounuis lort ho winter fnr two pota-
Stono iront houses, In Perfect order, ou Rush-si.,
north of Sopmior, ami lu order to do so will font
at a great .aerifies. keRFOOT A CO*.
U Kan Wasblagl«Ml»
They Come Home First
to the Labor
ing Men.
The Policy of Reducing Wages
Being Generally
How the Minors’ Strike in South
ern Illinois was Brought
The Men First Cheated, Then
Traduced, and Final
ly Oppressed.
A Hard Strike at Fair Lawn
Colliery, Near Scran
ton, Pa.
Riotous Proceedings at the M
sonvillc, 0., Mines.
Another Conference of Puddlers and
Iron-Manufaoturers at
Eastern Railroads Reducing
"Wages and Retrench
ing Other Ex
Xb« Southern Illinois JTflners’ Strike*
Special Dispatch to Tht Chicago Tribune.
CoLLiNBVicLBt Madison Co., Nov. 19.—A b
stated in my dispatch of yesterday, the coal
miners' stnko in this district has ended for the
present. 1 say present, because Ido not boliovo
that the reduced price for mining has been ac
cepted without a mental protest, and resolution
to seize upon the first favorable opportunity to
force tho price up again to 4 cents a bushel. Tho
men generally wont to work yesterday morning,
and, so far as I could loam, accepted 3 cents. It
is said that in a few instances they are receiving,
as before tho strike, 4 cents per bushel. With
all tho investigation which I have given the
matter, which has not boon a little, 1 have
been unable to fix any of tho outrages which
have boon charged to have boon committed by
tho “ Union ” during tho strike upon the per
sons and property of mine-owners, upon this
organization. It may bo that individual mem
bers of tho “ Union * wore engaged In some of
them ; but this is denied. All tho property de
stroyed would not roach SIOO.
is that some of tho minors, night before last,
rolled a loaded car from tho side-track on to the
main track of tho Cairo Short-Line Railroad,
and caused a collision between it and a coal
train, which, however, did not result in any loss
of life, and did but little damage. Still, if it
was tho work of tho men, it gave evidence of
tbo same abandoned heart as though life had
i boon lost and property destroyed. Ido not pce
! toad to decide the question. Good men of
I high obaractor boliovo it to have boon tho
work of tbo minors, and base their conclusions
upon tho fact that tho coal in tho ooal-trnin had
peon mined by “ blacklegs,” nnd.as tho “ Union”
was unable to causo thoao men to ceaso work,
and thus out off tho supply of coal to St. Loul s,
they oboso this moans to do it. I say this is the
theory of honest, fair-minded men. On tho
contrary, it is assorted that, if there had boon
no strike, tho presence of the car upon tho
track would havo been accounted for by be
ing blown from tbo side-track on to tho
main track by a high wind which pre
vailed,—a thing which not unfroquontly
happens. This charge, and that of sotting fire
to the coal-mine of tho Bluff Mining Company,
nro equally well maintained and disputed.
There is no position to support either, and they
alone rest upon tho ciroumstnnco that the coal
miners wore on a strike, and thus tho motive is
found. Ido not moan to apologize or Justify
tho strike, but I run forced to tho conclusion
that, in this instance, tho proprietors of the
mines are as much to blame for it us are the
minors themselves. It was
of wages, but to maintain the same wages which
they had boon receiving for almost a year past.
This alono they asked, notwithstanding tho
price of co&I had advanced, and was still ad
vancing in tbo market, and its production cost
tho proprietor no more than when sold at a lees
and atilt remunerative profit. Advertisements
had been inserted in mining newspapers in Onio
and Ponnsylvamu, stating that miners wore re
ceiving 4 cents a bushel in tbo Boilovillo Dis
trict, and that there was room for
and more minors wanted. This brought
into tho district between 600 and 800 minors.
Immediately upon their appearance, notice was
served upon the operating minors that wages
must come down to 8 cents, as labor was plenty,
and some of the proprietors had already secured
men for that price, and others could not com
pote in the market unless thoy reduced also.
Thus tho strike began, and from tho beginning
tho largo operators have boon indifferent about
its termination. Indeed, it is said that the very
men who designed to reduce the wages,
and who first gave notice to that
effect, had largo quantities of coal stored in St.
Louis, on winch they havo already realized au
advance of from 12 to 17 cents a bushel, with a
fair prospect of an increase.
Those things have forced upon my mind the
conviction th at
the piioPiixnrons are not tub injured parties
they protend, to be. In saying this, I do not hold
tho miners blameless. Tho strike continued
just two weeks, uud at lust tho miners
bud to submit to tho reduction. Thero
are in this district 2,000 minors, and their
average earning is $3 per day. The stnko has.
therefore, boon maintained at a loss to them of
SO,OOO per day, or a grand aggregate of
$72,000 for tho two weeks which thoy remained
Idle. They violated tho law by going on tho
promises of persons engaged In coal-mining, and
interrupting their employment by intimidating
their workmen, if not by actual force of arms,
by tho coercive poisuaslon of numbers.
In anotVtor instance thoy barely escaped,
if escape thoy will, being guilty of a conspiracy,
to injure the trade of another. Mr. Kloos, a
largo operator, had also, hi connection with ;his
mining business, a brewery. Thoy passed reso
lutions in (heir lodges not to drink any of his
, boor, nor would they allow it to bo sola by any
; one in the interest of tho “ Union,” unless bo
! Immediately discharged his black-logs from his
j mines.
under wbloh tbeeo noveral luwlotm acts can bo
puuiHbod aro found in Boctionu 103, 15'J ami ICO
ol tbo Cnminal Code, page OTO, and 800. 10,
pogo 358. They are, Hoo. 163 i
If any two or more Pomona atutl combine for the
purpose of depriving tbo owner or posaoeeurof prop*
crly of Its lawful uae and management, or of prevent*
Ipfl by tbreaU, suggestions of danger, or toy unlawful
moans, any r«rson from being employed by or obtain
ing employment from any such owner or poßsossor of
property on euch terms on lb®parUre concerned may
agree upon, such persons so offending shall bo fined
not exceeding $509, or confined In tho County Jail not
exceeding six mouths.
800. ICO rends t
If any pew on shall by threat, intimidation, or un
lawful interference, seek to prevent any other person
from working or obtaining work at any lawful busi
ness, on any terms that ho may boo lit, such person so
offending shall bo fined not exceeding $290.
800. 160 is as follows t
Whoever enters a coal-bank, mine, shaft, manufac
tory. building, or premises of another, with intent to
commit any injury thereto, or by means of threat, In
timidation, or riotous or other unlawful doing, to
cause any person employed therein to loavo his em
ployment, shall bo fined not exceeding SSOO, or con
fined in the County Jail not exceeding six months, or
Section 40:
If any two or more persons conspire and agree to
gether, with fraudulent or malicious intent, wrong-
Sand wickedly to Injure the person, character,
icss, or property of another, or to do any Illegal
act Injurious to tho public trade, they shall bo deemed
guilty of a conspiracy { and every such offender, aud
ovory person convicted of conspiracy at common law,
shall ho Imprisoned lu tho Penitentiary not exocodiug
three years, or Uucd not exceeding SI,OOO.
Mr. Knispol, tho State's Attorney, and Mr.
Halbert, employed by tho comity authorities to
desist in prosecuting, informed mo’that they had
no doubt that Morgan and several others would
be indicted under the first tinea sections, and
they hoped to got in a count under tho forty
sixth section. They, however, think it will bo
difficult to provo tbo offense, as tho native
minors have, in almost every instance whore
visitations to mines wore made, put forward tbo
strangers who have collected bore to do tho work.
They wore unknown and cannot easily bo identi
fied. Mr. Knispol hopes to make a caso, and in
tends to prosecute tbo offenders with vigor.
During mv tour of investigation I root George
Kingborn, the President of tbo Rlinois Miners*
Association, and from bim I. learned something
of tbo
The extent is national, anti its purposes arc
almost purely benevolent. It is true that they
are pledged to stand by each other in inaugura
ting or maintaining strikes. Aoait from this it
is benevolent. This State is divided into eleven
districts, over which a local President presides.
The Brotherhood officers are a Secretary
and Treasurer. The subordinate (district officers
are required to report the condition of things in
their several districts annually to the State of
ficers. The State Convention this year is to bo
hold in Springfield on tho first Tuesday in Janu
ary. There are borne on tho roils of tho State
lodge tho names of
This district is composed of tho Counties of
Sc. Clair and Madison, and contains of
the whole number about 2,000 minors.
At tho mass-mooting hold yesterday tho
majority of tho number wore present. I min
gled quite freely with them, and as a general
thing found them voiy intelligent men.
Mr. Morgan, tho Presdont of this district, was
a candidate for tho Lower House of tho Legisla
ture at the last election as an independent lie
publican, but was beaten by a small majority,
lie is an intelligent man, and a very forcible
is an Englishman, 34 years old, and out of that
time has worked twenty-seven years in coal
mines. Ho has now, however, boon elevated to
the position of Postmaster of West Belleville.
Ho is one of tho finest talkers I over hoard—a
natural orator.
I was struck with tho precision and method
witn which tuolr mass-meeting was conducted.
There wore no useless motion's, and no squab
bling about tho particular manner in which any
thing should bo done, except that tho right way
waa adopted, and not interrupted until the con
clusion was reached. Occasionally some one
would propose a “ elder," which I understood to
moan an amendment to the original proposition.
I must repeat myself, to say that u more orderly,
quiet sot of men I never saw.
lu pursuing my inquiries I V&d occasion to ex
amine the
in the district, and found that it contained 868.-
000 acres of Cual land. Tho coal is situated at a
distance bolow tho surface of an average of 100
feet, (ho extreme depth being about 900 foot.
There are eighty shafts, one slope, and tour
drifts. The vein of coal is on an average
feet thick. As before stated, tho men employed
number 2.000, 1,800 being hi St. Glair, and about
200 in Madison. Tbo yearly production is 1,817.-
060 tons of coal. The capital employed in St.
Clair County is $600,500; in Madison, $200,000.
Tbo strike ended because, under the present
law, the “ Union " was lonnd ineffectual to stop
work in the mines. The men have a wholesome
fear *od a prooor respect for the law. It was
found, therefore, that the proprietors wore fill
ing their mines with •* blacklegs,” over which tbo
“Union” had no control, nor could they exor
cise any control over them, and that, unless
they should accopt terms such as thoy
could get, thoy would soon bo without
oven tho means'of a scanty support for their
families. They therefore wisely resolved to go
to work. As I looked upon tho faces scarred
with powder, or limbs inuimod bv premature ox
plosions, I could not but think that this class of
men, whoso lives are in constant danger, should
at least have an equal share of tho proiits re
sulting from tho product of labor and capital.
I am inclined to think that our law is a wise one,
and its provisions, wisely enforced, will certainly
check, if it docn not end, strikes. Whilo this is
trno. I believe that tho coal-minor should not bo
subject to tho arbitrary will of his employer, but
should Imvo his right to a reasonable compensa
tion guaranteed. B.
IClotoiiN DmnonistvaUonsby tho lUliiom
at tlio Fair tuwu Colliery* Wear
Scranton* l*a.
Special Dispatch to The CMeaao Tribune,
For several days fears have been entertained
that a riotous outbreak would occur at tho Fair
Lawn Colliery, near Scranton, ou account of Ja
bor troubles at tho Fair Lawn Coal Works, and
yottorday tho affair culminated in a collision be
tween tbo two factions. Tho cause of tho trou
ble is, tbot tho employes of the Company struck
some weeks ago, because thoy wanted live cars
of coal to constitute a day’s work, instead of six,
as before, and to be paid tho old rato.
Tho Company refused to comply with tho
demand, and accordingly closed their
colliery. A short time ago a minor named
Bugger took tho contract*far working tho mine
at tho old standard of wages. Yesterday morn
ing ho drove up to tho Fair Lawu colliery with a
gang of minors for the purpose of going to work,
when they wore confronted by a crowd of per
haps 2UU excited men and vomon, who greeted
them with the epithets, “blacklegs,” “Molly
Maguires,” ana so forth. Three of Dugger’s
men became frightened and Hod, whilo the re
mainder proceeded to the elope. A econo of
wild confusion then occurred. Thomas Arch
bold, of tlio Fair Lawn Company, proceeded
in search of those who had been intimidated,
and overtook thorn near tho breaker. With
drawn pistols thoy marched to tbo slope, amid
tho joots and insults of tho maddened crowd.
Stoues svoro freely hurled, and in the excitement
it was feared that blood would bo shed. A
woman, with an oath, throw a lump of coal at
Archbold, which, fortunately, missed him. Tlio
minors, at last, succeeded in entering tho
slope, and began work. On coming out
in tho afternoon tho workmen were mot
by a larger crowd than in the morning,
who gave vent to groans and hisses as tho
seven “ blacklegs ” took their place in the
wagon and drove off. Tho Company had taken
precautions to prevent any riotous demountra
tion, and a Deputy Sheriff, with a posse of police
wore on tho ground. Tho crowd (lid not attomofl
any violence other than insulting tho men, whflH
thoy say, aro taking the bread out of their
mouths. The strikers do not belong to tho secret
organization known as tlio “ Molly Maguires,” to
which all tlio crimes in (ho mining regions arc,
perhaps unjustly, attributed ; hut, ou tho con
trary, the men who aro attempting to work are
said to belong to that mysterious fraternity.
Or cut UisantiNfuctlou Among (ho
l*lt(Nlmnr IMiihllem at (he Position
luk vn l*y tho i>rcNl(Umt of tho
tiptcial Dispatch to The Chieaao Tribune,
Pittsburg. Pa., Nov. 18.—Tho puddlmn ’ and
Iron manufacturers sub-committees’ held an
other conference to-day with closed doors.
Tho press was not admitted, but it leaked out
that there Is grout dissatisfaction among the
puddlors to tho position taken by Harris, Presi
dent ot the Union, who holds out for tho pre
vailing card rate—B3 per ton, Borne of the
puddlors look upon a reduction as bettor than no
work, and will consent to tbo $5 proposition
offered by tho manufacturers. Thus a general
strike wilt bo averted. The pressure brongbt to
boar on tbo puddlors by tbo workingmen lu other
brunches of the trade is in a measure tho oauoo
of tho decision of a portion of tbo mon*
Reduction of Wugos of Employes to
Jlo Made on Sovornl Eastern lltill
Sveeial Disvatfh tc The Chicago Tribune,
New York, Nor. 18.— 'Retrenchment Booms to
bo tbo prevailing policy with tbo railroads. Tho
Now York Central and Hudson River Railroads
have ordered a reduction of 10 per cent of all
day-laborers, and 1,500 workmen, or nearly ono
elxtli of the whole number employed, have boon
discharged. Tbo same redaction in wages has
boon made on tho Harlem Road. President
Jewett, of the Brio, says that the managomout
of that road has boon engaged In retrenchment
for some time. Officers are now engaged in
equalizing reductions in tho various depart
ments of the lino, and, when tbo work
is' completed, the reduction in wages will
amount to 15 or 20 per cent. Tho number of
men employed, too, has boon cut down. Tho
officers of tbo Pennsylvania Railroad say tbo
same wages ato uaid on that line as noforo tho
panto. On tbo Delaware, Lackawanna «k West
ern, wages are 16 per cent lower than before the
panic, and now further doorcase is contem
Riotous Proceedings nt the Nelson*
Vlilc, 0., fflillCM.
Columbus, 0., Nov. 18.—'Word comes from a
reliable source that affairs at tbo Noisonvilio
coal mines are far from quiet. For several nights
tbo colored minors aud those in sympathy with
thorn have boon fired upon by mon in ambush.
Last night a mail carrier was fired upon, and bis
horse killed. Windows In tho store owned by
tbo operators are nightly broken. Further
troubles are apprehended.
The One in Arkansas Dying
Completely Away.
Milton Sayler Rises to Explain His
Reported Statements.
He Thinks Mr. Poland Was Hasty
Another Appeal from Smith Received at
Louisiana Affairs.
.Special Dtnnatch to The Chiewto Tribune.
Little Kook, Arm, Nov. 18.— The bill author
izing Gov. Garland to offer a largo reward for
Smith and Wheeler passed both Houses of tho
General Assembly to-day.
Garland’s friends telegraphed to Cincinnati last
night for Mr. Sayler, member of tho Cougroa
bionul Committee, to come hero. Mr. Saylor re
plied this mot-mug that he would bo boro on Fri
day. All reports that tho people are unanimous
to sustain either Smith or Garland aro false.
Party linos are clearly defined. Tho Democrats
aro unanimous for Garland, and tho Kopublicans
and Brooks Liberals are anxious for tbo recog
nition of Smith.
nnd there is uo likelihood of trouble, qb Gar
land's militia are masters of tbo situation
throughout tbo State, and would promptly sup
press any demonstration in favor of Smith.
Smith’s attorneys say they do not expect any
decision by the President until Friday. They
think the delay in action Is for the purpose of
consulting with Judge Poland; that the Con
grossioimT Committee now hero will necessarily
avo to pass upon the question of which is the
trno Government in Arkansas, and it is highly
probable tlio President desires to make his
decision conform to the report of tbo Committee.
(Japt. Gibbon, an old Union man and Repub
lican. was arrested boro to-night for malfeas
ance in olllco while Justice of tbo Peace over two
years ago. Tho party mailing tho arrest said
ihev intended making ton or fifteen more arrests
to-night. Cupt. Gibbon has since boou released
on bail.
r To the Associated Press A
Little Rock, Nov. 18. —Tbo donate to-day
passed h bill auihorlzinp the Governor to offer a
reward of 81,000 lor criminals. As soon as it
becomes a law, the Governor will offer a reward
of Sl.nOO fur the apprehension each of Smith
and Wheeler. Nothing has been heard from
them. Every effort will bo made to find and
bring them to pnnisbmont.
Sweiat Dispatch to The Chienao Tribune.
Cincinnati, 0., Nov. 18. —Tho Uou. Milton
Savler loft to-uight for Little Rock, Ark., cn
information from Washington that his presence
there as u member of tho Congressional Com
mittee of Investigation was necessary. A
reporter of the Commercial had a conversation
with Mr. Saylor, shortly before bis departure.
Reporter—Mr. Saylor, I understand that
you are indignant ovor wlrnt you have
scon in The Chicago Tribune and
Cincinnati papers relating to what Mr. Ward and
Judge Poland, particularly Poland, are reported
to havo said to tho Little Rook reporter of The
Tribune. Inasmuch as tho original articlo in
tho Commercial is the ono that seems to have
brought about this display of spite, which was
written on information obtained from you by
myself, I would like to know what you havo to
sav about tho matter.
Mr. Sayler—You knew very well, sir, that what
I said had uo tendency, either in language or
spirit, to draw out such response as you see hero
in this clipping from The Triuune.
Reporter—That is trno, Mr. Sayler, and I will
add that what woe written in tho Commercial
had no such tendency; but what do von say now ?
Mr. Sayler—Von remember very well that what
I stated to you was said in advance of any ques
tion arising In connection with tho claims of
Llout.-Oov. Smith; that I spoke to you upon
the receipt of a.dispatoh from Judge Poland to
the effect that it was not necessary for mo to go,
inasmuch as they would remain only until tho
latter pan of tho week, and that when 1 said
that my excuse for not having started for Ar
kansas was based on tho fact that nothing fur
ther would bo done in tho case, 1 meant simply
that nothing further would bo done of any im
portance in taking testimony in Little Rock.
Reporter—Yob, sir.
Mr. Saylor—You romorabor also that I said
nothing in regard to tho adon of tho
Committee.' nothing with regard to its prob
able report, and nothing whatever In
regard to tho interference of tho President or
Congress. I think I made tho remark simply as
an excuse for my not going to Arkansas ; that
Jfudgo Poland had telegraphed mo that it was not
for mo to go, and, as 1 slated to
HIP at tho time, because tho Associated
Press dispatches stated that no additional
or important testimony was to bo taken.
I only want to sav that Mr. Poland had no right
to sav what 1 had stated was impertinent until
ho knew tho facts, and that in mv judgment ho
is old enough nml inis hml BUftlelcnt experience
nut to have made any midi statement, if ho did
make it, about a follow-member of tho Commit
tee without llrst advising with his follow-mem
bers txH to whether tho statements on which ho
based his remarks wero correctly reported to
him or not. As to Mr. Ward indorsing the
views of Judge Poland, I have only to
say that Mr. Ward was intorviowril
last summer and expended considerable ink
in explaining away the remarks of his inter
views, and 1 think therefore ho ought to knew
how it Is himself. I wish to say to you that I
behove, you correctly reported what 1 stated to
you as to the bettor condition of affairs in Ar
kansas, but an you know, and as I know. I hud
uo intention whatever, in that interview, tomato
any remarks as to tho action of Congress or of
and Bude.
tho President. I know very well at tho time,
of course, that a report would bo mado by
ttio Committee. I know very wolt that
tho matter would oomo up at the next session
of Congress, and any remarks as to anything
further being done wore based upon the action
of tho Committee at Little Rock. Of course, if
I had known at tho timo of tbo intention of
Gov. Smith, I would have said nothing of tho
kind, because his action necessarily enforces
additional notion on tho part of tho Oommittoo.
Washington, Nov. 13.—Tho President wdoy
received another long tologiam from Ltcut.-Qov.
Smith, of Arkansas, reciting a now point con
teifiod in his recent proclamation, and asked, in
addition, for early action on tho part of the
General Government. Tho telegram was re
ferred to tho Attorney-General.
Tho published dispatches purporting to have
been received hero on Monday and Tuesday
nights by Senator Dorsey, from 11. M.
Cooper, Secretary of tho Arkansas Repub
lican Central Committee, and others,
wore not received by Dorsey, bis
name having been falsely furnished to the press
as tho person who received them, and lie dis
claims the responsibility of thotr statements.
New Orleans, La., Nov. 18.— E. Beau, Super
visor of Registration for Do Soto Parish, was
brought before United States Commissioner
Craig on an affidavit ch&rglug him with having,
on the I7th.inst., at 14 Dryados street, concealed
and destroyed certain statements and certificates
of election, and substituted in their places cer
tain false, forged, and fraudulent statements and
certificates. Tho accused waived an examina-
tion, and gave bond in SSOO to appear before tho
United States Circuit Court.
New Orleans, Nov. 18.—Mr. Arroyo, who was
seated yesterday as member of tho Returning
Board, now says that tbo responsibility is too
groat for only cue Conservative member, and if
another is not appointed within twenty-four
homa bo wall resign. The returns from Bt.
James' Parish are being canvassed to-day.
iTlnrylaml Slilp-Cannl (Project—Society
Kciiin-Tlio .Proposed Abolition o
the illnrlno Corps*
Svecial DitmtcU to The Chicaao Tribune.
Washington, Not. 18.—A now ship-canal pro
ject will bo urged on Congress at tbo next ses
sion by Baltimore interests. The proposition is
to cut a canal 80 feet wide at tbo top and 40 foot
wide at the bottom, and 25 foot deep, across tbo
Maryland .Peninsula, connecting the Chesa
peake and Delaware Days. Tbo Na
tional Commercial Convention of 1871
indorsed this shomo, and asked
Congress to have tho route surveyed. The
length of tho canal will bo about 17 miles, and
would cost, at a rough estimate, 5G,000,000 to
$8,000,000. It would shorten the distance be
tween Baltimore and Now York and New En
gland porta about 200 miles, and would, it is
claimed, make Baltimore as accessible to ocean
commerce as Now York. From present indica
tions it appears that tbo Baltimore & Ohio Ilail
road will take bold of tho enterprise, ami glvo
material aid to tbe effort to socuio for it an ap
propriation from Congress.
Tho card-reception given to Col. Fred Grant
and his bride at the White-llom-e last night
was a grand affair. Five hundred invitations
wore issued, and tho attendance wuh very largo,
comprising tho elect of tho olllcial society of
Washington. Col. and Mrs. Grant attended
lilts. Fish’s first reception of tho season this
Mr. ami Mrs. Sartoris aro expected to arrive
soou, to romaiu during the winter, ami apart
ments have been fitted up at the Executive
Mansion fortUeir occupation.
finished tho consideratum ol the Legislative,
Judicial, and Executive hill to-day. Tho amount
it appropriates is less in tho aggregate than that
appropriated by tho bill passed at tho last ses
At a meeting of tho Boat'd of Health yestor
day, iho iioaltli Olllcer submitted a report dhow*
log that lu tbo last year there has not been .v
single caho of small-pox or epidemic disev ni
this district.
The proposition to abolish the marine cornu
has created great consternation In tncmlv mu'- ?,
in Washington. Marino oflicors are n. gi *at d---
maud on social occasions, and their v. n, ur,
would create a convulsion in fashionable vh'‘lea
approaching in gravity to a revolution. Thoro
are lifty-four uuuecosaory oflicera in the or
\ To Vie simulated J‘rc&*.\ |
Washington, Nov. 18.—In regard to the re
cent dispatch sent by order of tho President to
tho Governor of Texas, it Is stated that, without
forming or expressing any opinion as to woollier
or not Satanta had violaiodbss parole, tho Presi
dent and Secretary Delano, fearing be mipiit ho
executed before the evidence cou!,d ho
fully collected, considered it merely', just
to delay his execution. It is to
day ascertained that during Gov. Paviu*
incumbency tho sentence of tiatanta was
commuted from death to imprisonment for life.
Under this commutation ho has lately been
placed in tbo Texas Penitentiary.
Itoccipts from customs for the week opdlng
Nov. 14 wore as follows: Boston, $215,520: Now
York, $1,04(1,550; Philadelphia, $102,256; -Balti
more, $*.10,329; Now Orleans, for tho week end
ing the 7tb, $00,131.
The Commissioner of Agriculture says: “The
demand for semi-tropical iruits for experiments
in the Southern States is very groat. Tho Chi
nese tea-plant is especially in demand, and many
thousands of young plants have boon distributed
the past year.”
Tlio Pittston, Pum Disaster#
Special Dispatch to The Chtoaoo Tribune,
WilivßSuaude, Pa., Nov. 18.—Tho latest from
the PUtstou disaster is the following apodal to
tno Daily Jiccord this evening : “A largo force
of men woro employed during tho whole of last
night la searching for the bodies of tho two
minors buried under tho fall of tho roof
at the Soaoco Slope yesterday morning
at V/i o’clock. This morning tho body of Elias
Davies was found. Ho was terribly mutilated
about tho lowor part of tho body. His bond
was cut, but not badly disfigured, by reason of
his falling treat a coal-car, which prevented tho
ooal from sinking his bead. Up to (5 o’clock to
night tho body of Henry Jenkins had uot been
found. Tho soaioh continues.”
Fell from a Train*
Special Jittpateh to The Chicago tribune.
Dks Moines, la., Nov. 18.—A brakeraan on
tho Chicago «t Bock Island Bond, named Charley
Cummings, foil from tho top of a freight-train
passing through hero this evening, and sustained
injuries which may provo fatal.
Tho Umpire DhaUcr nt Now Orleans.
New Oiilranh, La., Nov. 18.—Tho divers of
tbo boll-boat Osage, who are examining tho
wreck of the Empire, this morning saw wedged
in tho freight on dock some ton or twelve deck
hands. Tho divers wore unable to gain admis
sion to tho state-rooms on account of obstruc
tions by freight. It is now boliovod that the loss
of life will reach between thirty and forty. Quo
body was recovered to-day,—that of adock-baud.
Two I’orsoiiN lluruoil to Death*
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 18.—A special to tho
Courier-Journal from Mount Sterling, Ky.. says
a iho broke out In tho gaH-wovks of that town
this morning, and, when extinguished, tho bodies
of a negro man and an Irish boy, named Queen,
wore found, life being oxtmet. it is supposed
that tho fire originated from tho burning of a
tank in tho heating rotoit.
New Youk, Nov. 18,—Tho suit of Theodore
Tilton against Hour? Ward Booohor has been sot
down for 800. 8.
A P Jr < Burn and Rob a Town
£ In Missouri.
e of the Conspirators
Jf Now in Custody.
Preliminary Examination of
One of the Wellsboro
Bank Bobbers.
The History of That Daring Exploit
Told Afresh.
All but SB,OOO of the Express Money
Lost at Oinoinnati Re
A Banquet Given to the Police
Officers hy the Com
Murder and Lynch Law on tha
Amite River.
Forging of Northwestern Railroad
Particulars off the Plot to Burn and
Bob (ho Town o( Kuobuostor* Hie.
Special Vtapiich to The Chicago Tribune.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 18.—From the Knob*
nostor Local , just published, tho following par
ticulnrs aro taken ot an alleged plot to burn and
sack that ,town a few days since:
“Last week wo wore unable to give the partic
ulars of tho plan to burn and rob tbo town, yes
wo are able this week to give
so far as tho authorities, who have tho mattoj
in hand, doom It prudent. Wo withhold somi
important facts, to reveal which might intorfori
with ferreting tho whole gang out. They wo
to fire tho town in several places simultaneously
near tho Local oolco, iQ tho unoccupied stable o;
Porter & Jackson, and again in tho other stabk
of tho samo firm. Then, as Mr. Pogloy, till
night operator at tho depot, would bo likely te
give tho alarm, they wore to ruuhthoro and quid
him, rob the depot, and, while the people wore
fighting tho ilro, thoy would rob tho stores.
Having completed this part of tho plan, (boy
wore to loavo in a northern direction, rob the
deaf ami dumb Thorntons, thou go to tho
Missouri lUvor, drift down in tho boat, and strike
south _
Tho Light Bot was very dark and »hs wind
blowing a perfect hurricane. Tho cu.g iu<:r, in
front of E. B. B. Taylor’s gro~ot • uoro,
for action, but aotno of the r
and ns they needed arms '.h* v cor I’Ulo.; u> poat
pouo tUo matter until t'u' v ; cn : c fully > icparod.
Ono thing was laci.iiv ■ "in—imd f.olr fertile
brains wero inn;.' m •. luniyinr; Uioirncod. A
drummer for a w!: ■ ...ui Ivajo in St. Louis
came on tho > ::i. -ml Icf*.- fits satchel, which woa
filled with re .-■‘.i', -mves, axes, eto., at the
depot, w.r >.jed tldovoa saw their oppor
tunity -.id tu. i cd it to tho best account. As tbi
h.icu I n steal tho satchel
;r other plans, wo will give tho particulars,
iiull, tbo thief-catcher, was v.orklnglaU
; j olficcj, and happened to go into the ware*
. jffi without a light. He hoard one of tho doori
.forking back and fourth, ns though some one
was trying to work on tbo pin that fastened it
Ho replaced tho pin, and wont into tbo ofllco.
giving tho matter no more thought, much lest
thinking of thioves, as ho did not suppose
thoro was anything worth stealing in
the waroroom. Going into tho room again
shortly aftor, ho hoard tho pin drop, saw tho door
pushed noiselessly hack, and in stopped Nelson
Wright. Hull asked him what ho wauled thoro,
and ho answered that the boys wore having a
high old time outside, and he (.Wright) came in
there for 4
Hull told him to got out of there lively, and when
ho had gone ho fastened tho door again. This
occurred Wednesday night, tho day after the
election. Hull being anxious to hear the reports
from the election, camo up town, and
stayed for tbo votes to bo counted. Thinking
that they would not ho tluiabod that night, ha
started for the depot, and, when opposite Sulli
van’s saloon, he saw ihroo men corning up the
street, apparently carrying something heavy be
tween them. When they saw him coming, they
took tho middle of the street.
and, oa thov passed him, one of them, whose
name wo withhold for reasons before given,
spoke to him. This seemed to arrest
bis suspicions, but ho recognized two
of tho party at least. Tho next morning
tho satchel was gono, and of course he
know whore it was. Several parties wore arrest
ed, and all lot loose, except Gates. Ford, and
Wright. Nearly all tho contents of the satchel
were secured, so by tho purest accident and
through tho energy of Hull
and also probably human lifo. Ford and Wright,
being unable to give bail, are now in jail at War
ronsburg. The whole town watt in a Uuttov ol
excitement, and ominoiiß throats wore uttorc-d
o v , ut the eiUcacy of Judge Lynch, but wo ura
, Vi that bettor counsels prevailed. One of the
p;. v vtpoaod the plot after they bad boon ar
ir stealing the satchel. Bo is now as
'/In: vr* Msboro, I*n,, ISnnlc Robbery*
.•■i < ■ •' Dinfxttch to The Chtcaao Tribune,
-ia, Pa., Nov. 18.—Early on tho
monm r : of 17th of Soptombor last, flvo
masked men . tod an entrance into iho resi
dence of .t'rofsi't', '• Bobirsou, of tho Flrat Na
tional Bimh W. Isboro, Tioga County, Pa.,
gagged and L :m.>) bis family, and then com
pelled tho 1 1 • ■•■W.'wx *<. jo with thorn to tho bank
and open tbo » tr. ■■■'•» ‘Hoy robbed of $50,000.
They then took hi-iv lm;, homo,
who fainted, and ro h- .ur in two carriages,
to which gray horses \v;uv :>• uvlind. They wont
towards Elmira, N. Y., and 'Sunward was of
fered for Ihoircapture. *TK-; .ifluircroatod groat
excitement in Wollsboro. Mil. <> dotoctlvce
have boon actively engaged ■ni* ho v and ouco
more Pinkerton's Detective Agency hue dis
tanced tho public officials. J ■ enjamui Franklin,
Supcrlntondout of tho Pinkoiuii Ag-wc) hmo,
a fow days ago arrested ono h'-PU'’U UwUey,
whoso name has appeared once < r twh’u bntoro
in connection with criminal charges, Mid to-duy
ho was arraigned before Aid. Boitlor,
in connection with the Wollsbovo bank robbery
wore developed.
Mr. SUM It* Millings twn-Beside in Gaines,
Tioga Comity, Pa, Am tho owner of mortgage
bonds of tho Union Paoiilo Balivoad, and sotno
7 per cent bonds of tho eamo road, guaranteed
byihoHtato of Missoml. Kept thorn ut tho
First National Bank of Wollaboro, Tioga County.
Tho bank was robbed on tho night of tho 16th of
September. About $86,000 m bonds and $28,000
in currency wore taken. Tho SBO,OOO included
tho special deposits, 1 losing $20,000 iu bonds

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