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- ^ r '" VOL. VI. ês* ii,> - • ^ ' TERENCE VINCENT POWDERLY, Head op the Knights op Labor. Terence Vipeeut Powderly. head of the Etiiglit* of Labor, is a loader ol'extra ordinary sagacity und strength. Speak ing of himself and his work Mr. Powderly said in a recent interview : • I was born in Carhondale, l'enn., in .kiiiiury. 184 !), of Irish parents. Mv fütiior was a day laborer. I was sent to • :. ool at seven years of age, and I , tinned at school until I was »hont thirteen, when I went to work for the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, iisviug ti.e care of a switch on one of their railroad branches. I worked at this for several years, when I was em ployed in the machine shops of the company. In 1870 I was invited by a friend to walk with him, and he look me to a ceetiiiR of tlie Knights of Labor. I died that night. In 1870 we organized a district sscmhly of live or six assemblies in Lackawanna county, und I was elected district secretary, an office which I have held ever since from choice. In 1877 , when the strikes on tho railroads swept over the country, many of our men, with others not Knights of Labor, numbering in all about live thousand, were dis charged and went West, settling in the Western States and Territories. Wher ever our Knights went new assemblies sprang up. Up to that time there had ben no national head to the Knights of biker. The lirst general assembly of the Knights of Labor was held at Head ing, Penn., in January, 1878 . Mr. Uriah Stephens, of Philadelphia, w elected the lirst Grand Master Work man, and I was elected to tho next office, which was called Grand Worthy Fore man. We then changed the (lato of meeting from January to September. WV next met in St. Louis. Mr. Stephens did not tittend this convention, but wrote a letter, recommending me for brand Master Workman. In April, K*. I was elected Mayor of Sernnioe. After that I gave my entire time to the or my office, this being the first tune that I lmd worked at any business other than mv t rade. "1 was re-elected Mayor two or three time-. In 1884 . the Knights of Labor had grown so large that the business of tic order took all my time, so l had c decline tho re-no mi cation for Mayor, hove never written n book, but have rdten hundreds of circulars. I have riled all over this country and Can 0 and have spoken on live hundred platforms.' »oiHgH In Praline. lhe names of Prince Muraf and his son ,v ° been stricken from tlie rolls of the miv because they lselong to a former j p mg family. j ic. DcNemours has resigned tlie j residency of the Society tor the Relie! of, t he • s '> c k and Wounded. It is believed that ! |s successor will be Marshal McMahon. | 1 he Chamber of Deputies, have resumed j ,1# debate on the bill imposing a surtax ! »cereul». M. DeSchand warmly sup -1 irted the hill and was loudly applauded. lla varia'* New Ruler, At Munich, on June jSth, Prince Luit Id was formally made Regent of Bavaria administer the affairs of the Kingdom unng the occupation of the throne by ln g Otto, insane successor of Ludwig. ** ceremony was performed in the »•one room of residenz .Schlots in tlie re «nce of the Ministry and a majority of ^lament first Through Train. Ute first through train to Vancouver on e Canadian Pacific Railroad left Montre on Monday Morning. Many of the °** P r °mincnt men in the city, including presentatives and a full commercial body thousands of other citizens, witnessed departure and a field batterv tired a rr °* fifteen guns. Hughes Knocked Out. ■ Ir ' * he Theater in Troy, X. Y., Monday 8 * Jack Fogarty, of Philadelphia, and . 11 * u Rhes, of New York, known as * an gerous blacksmith," fought two 1 s with two-ounce gloves, Queens« ockeit * CK ' *° r rece 'P lb ' Hughe* was ... . c out "nd was unable to come to ne 'O'" the third round. all at er. up the the day fBoiled Down from the Lute Telegrams. 1 The Fitz John Porter bill has passed the Senate. Cleveland has vetoed a total of ( H pen sion bills. The cholera is again prevalent in the interior of Japan. An Irish plot to murder Chamberlain has been discovered. There is an estimated decrease of nine millions in the public debt during June. "«unset" Cox, Minister to Constantino ple is coming home in October to run for Congress. The Columbia won her first victory on the Thames 4 -miles-straight-away course, over Harvard. General Beaver was nominated for Gov ernor at the Republican State Convention at Harrisburg. A pioposition to eniarge the appointing power of the President was intioduced in the House by Edmunds. Cardinal Manning lias written a letter denying the statement circulated that he is an opponent to Home Rule. I he Dames of Primrose League throughout England are furiously battling for tlie success of the Tories. Christine Nillson is to he married to the Count de Mirando, the Spanish politician and intimate friend of Canovas. John L. Sullivan is at it again. This time he chokes and thumps Michael Me Iran a gambler of Fremont street, Boston. A sewer gas explosion in tlie House of Commons excited all London, as it was reportrd to be tlie work of Irish dyna miters. The knights of Labor at Pittsburg are circulating petitions requesting tlie U. S. Senate not to pass the bill placing a tax on oleomargarine. In the Chamber of Deputies, Paris, M. Blanquier s proposal to abolish the use of titles of nobility lias been rejected bv a vote of 242 to 216. Chamberlain was hooted from the plat form when he attempted to address the elections of West Islington, England, on the night of June 25th. Jacob, Minister to U. S. Columbia says tliat country carries on most of lier trade with Germany and France, and is not dis posed to trade with the United States. Acting Secretary Fairchild has instruct ed the Collector of Corpus Christi Texas that sheep importers of that district must pay duty on sheep with wool on unless they are breeders. All of the white girls graduates of An dover Seminary, 111 ., refused to take part in the commencement exercises because one of the graduates was a girl with black pigment under her skin. In Ireland 77 Parnellite candidates will meet with no opposition and seven seats will be contested. In Scotland the Un ionists and Conservatives will contest fio out of the 72 seats. One of the severest thunder storms Halifax on the eStli of June. asRt . t j , )ver continued for an hour, badly damaging sevora i vessels, and the lightning tore up le pavement in Cornwallis street for two blocks. Advices from Chili show that 51 persons were killed in tlie election riots. On the first day eleven were killed and several wounded. On the 15th of June, 40 mare were killed at Santiago, and the hospitals are filled with the wounded, llenrv Ward Beecher and hi i " ,le a '"-j rived at Liverpool on the jfitli ot June. 1 He lias a host of invitations to lecture, and ! j has been asked to heip the cause of Glad-. stone, which lie ret used to do though lie ! t say* lie "i* with Gladstone first, last and j tlie time. I11 the Lake Short trouble, too strik- j er», pursued on board .1 locomotive the j policemen and official* who took an engine . a ' ^ out of the round house at Forty-Third St. and started towards Englewood. Two strikers were shot, one seriously. Seven teen arrests were made. At Vicksburg, Miss., June 28U1, Lee Brown (colored! killed Alfred and Henry Morgan 1 white) and wounded Cornelius Jackson (colored). The shooting occurred Binder's store where Brown was a port lie fiivd buck-shot into the white men because they refused to let him close the store. O'Donavan Rossa stiil wants to dyna mite England. At a mass meeting held 25th of June at Clarendon Hall, under direction of the Manhattan Circle of Fenian Brotherhood. Rossa said that "every Englishman that goes into Ireland for the purpose of governing should be slain. One thousand Irishmen can be got any to go into the heart of London and lay that citv in ashes." DEADLY COAL OIL. A Young Woman Fatally Bui-imnI l»y I'kInr •'»»I Oil as a Klml 1er. Mrs. Anna Werfeld, a young married woman living in the upper part of a two st«ry cottage in the rear of No. 34 Holt street, Chicago, was fatally burned at 6 o'clock Monday evening- She was build ing a t fire to prepare supper for her hus band, who works in the Northwestern car shops, and to hasten matters poured kero sene on the flames. The can burst in her hands, setting fire to her clothing and tlie turniture. The poor woman ran down stairs enveloped in flames, and up the stairs of the house occupying the front of the lot, where she could not open the door. Then she returned and knocked at the door of William Koehn on the first floor of the cottage in the rear. Koehn was afraid to akmit her into the house, but he took off bed clothing and covered her with a blanket. Three doctors were called. They found that her body was burned from head to foot, all lier hair had been scorched oft", and tlie cooked flesh came off in strips. She was also sufiiering from having inhaled tlie flames, and though still alive at last accounts, the doctors said her recovery was an impossibility. Mrs. Werfeld is only 22 years oid, and lias been married two months. Her husband re turned home a few moments after the hor rible occurrence and was nearly crazed at seeing the mass of burned lesh which had a short time since been his comely wife. DENIES THE CHARGES, President Adaius, of the Union I'ai-iftc, Replies to Congressman Henly. At Boston, June 25th, Piesident Charles Francis Adams, of the Unbti Pacific Rail way, against whom charges of dishonesty were made in the House of Representa tives on June 5th, by Congressman Henly, of California, was shown a Washington dispatch detailing the controversy on the subject between Mr. Henry ami ex-Gov ernor Long, of \Iassachusetts, in tlie House Friday After asserting that Mr. Henly had done him a gross injustice, Mr. Adams said : "At the time that tlie Union Pacific Board of Directors issued $3,000,000 at 5 per cent, bluterai trust bonds. (It was in April, 1SS3) I was not even a Director in tlie company. Mr. Henly's strong charge that I and the di rectors violated the law in paying the divi dends of 1SS3 and 18S4, despite the exist ence of a gross flooding debt of $13,000,• 000, is not well founded, for it is not il legal to (iay a dividend while there is a flood ing debt. My company has paid all the money due tlie Government tinder tlie Thurman Act as fast as the courts have determined tlie dispute as to its being done. 1 had not beer, director of the Union Pacific Company for three years at the time that its endorsement was placed, without the consent of Congress, on $15,000,000 of the original Short Line Bonds. Her Glory lie part *41. Mrs. Kate Chase Sprague, or Mrs. Kate Chase, as she now subscribes herself, lias recently arrived at Washington. She was, within two decades, the most brilliant, beautiful and distinguished woman in Washington, but now is ulnust forgotten and entirely neglected. She comes on to attend to some business affairs. Washing ton can never again be tolerable to this i haughty and gifted woman, who once reigned superbly there. She still owns 1 j-^gowood, her father's place, but its glory ! j s departed and it is let as 2 summer board (ug.house. The old Chase Mansion, at ! t | le corner of Sixth and E, where glorious j ^j ttv (jbase once held her court royally, a j so sun g to the level 01 a lodging house, j ant j gi 01 .j 0U s Kitty herself, plunged in debt, j ; K her normal condition, broken and . a g e d, but still a matchless woman, comes back like a ghost to lier old haunts. She will stav but a little while and will soon be gone. 'IV Kishcrie* Trou I*Vs, It is officially learned that 110 change has taken place in the policy of tlie Dominion Government in reference to the protection of the Canadian fisheries in the line of a less vigorous enforcement of the law. The recent circular to Collectors of Cus toms was merely to make plain certain mat ters of interpretation. 11 is now, as it always has been, the policy of the Government that any United Slates fishing vessel found fishing or preparing to fish or known to have fished in Canadian waters shall be seized at once and w ithout warn ing. Twenty-four hours warning is appli cable solely to United Stete» vessels found hovering within the limits. FIGHTING THE KNIGHTS Cardinal Taschereau Issues a Mandanten! .«icainst Them. At the deliberations in the Council of the Roman Catholic Bishops of the Prov ince,Cardinal Taschereau presiding at Mon treal the following mandatr.em forbidding adherents of the church connecting them selves with secret societies was ordered to be read in ail the churches throughout the province : "The cosmopolitan character of secret societies, particularly that of the Knights of Labor, necessarily expose many who belong to them to obey orders of a council sitting in a foreign country, which at a given moment may be opposed in interest and at war with the government to whom its members owe allegiance. To convince Catholics still further of the danger of placing under the control of a hidden power, the fathers quoted the words of Mr. Martin, an American, who they sav was able to pronounce upon the constitution of these secret societies. The third danger of affiliation with secret societies is that they are a menace to those who incur their displeasure, their hatred or their venge ance. These lodges may serve worse ends and become instruments of tyranny, even in opposition to tlie best recognized rights. Those who form part of those secret socie ties and will not leave them cannot be per mitted to partake of the sacraments, even at death, and are deprived of ecclesiastical burial." Mr. Keyes, chairman of the local execu utive committee, Knights of Labor, says that at a meeting of the executive commit tee, held last evening, it was determined to ignore completely the pastoral denouncing the order. Keves represents the English lodges. Mr. Helbrenner, chairman of the French lodges, says tue French Canadians will cut adrift from tlie order, as they all fear the authority of the church, while the Irish and English Catholics think the Bishops have overstepped tlieh authority. BITTEN BY A VIPER. Horrible Sufferings b.v tlie Victim Tlie Whisky Cure. A terrible case of suffering from snake bite lias occurred near Newark, N. J. On Friday of last week John Taylor, a farm hand employed by Mr. Samuel Stewart, while cutting weeds stooped to remove a rail. He felt a sting on the right wrist. He jerked his arm away and there hanging to his wrist was a large blowing viper, one of tlie most venomous of snakes. Mr. Taylor »hook it oft', and it started after him; he ran to the house and lied his arm with a silk handkerchief, and thus ob' structing the flow of blood and the carrying of the poison through the system for a time. Shortly after lie was attacked with a paroxysm, which lasted twelve hours, during which he writhed and twisted, dart ing iiis tongue, hissing, and otherwise act ing like a snake. Four men could not hold him and he had to be tied to the bed. The next day he had another spasm, which lasted one hour, and at night one lasting forty-live minutes. One of tlie spasms was brought on by his wife offer ing hint green peas, the sight of which produced convulsions, lie cannot hear the sight of anything green. By the free use of whisky it is expected to save his life, although the sufferings of the man are almost indescribable, resembling some what that of hydrophobia, except that lie can swallow without difficulty. .ItDGK DAVIS NO MOKE. Death <if a la-iulttii; of ill, Country. A Bloomington, 111 ., dispatch of June 26th says: David Davis died at 6 o'clock this morning. He sank into a comatose state twelve hours before the end and passed painlessly away, surrounded by his family. During the early part of last evening he uppeard tobe failing and it was quite certain he could not live through the night. At 11 o'clock lie revived somewhat and was given milk and stimu lants in small quantities, Tlie effect was for the worse, however, for he at once relapsed into a comatose condition, and his pulse became very feeble. Dur ing the succeeding 3 hours he failed grad ually, his respiration growing noticably weaker until tlie end came. The cause of Davi«' death was Bright's disease of the kidneys aggravated by a condition of tlie system effected from tlie time when lie became afflicted with a carbuncle. IHs last hours were calm and peaceful. A servant in a family in Bucharest mur dered hi» master and mistress and their five children, then stole 10,000 francs and fled to Bulgaria. j THE CUSTER MASSACRE. Great Sioux Chief Gall Relates His slon of the Custer Rattle. Vei A special to the St. Paul Pioneer Press from the Custer battlefield, Montana, dated the 25th, describes the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the battle of four of its survivors. The great Sioux Chief Gall went over the field and described the manner in which Custer's command was destroyed. Gall is a fine looking Indian, 46 years old, weighing over 200 pounds. He was reticent at first, but finally he told his story with dignity and animation: "We saw soldiers early in the morning crossing the divide, when Reno and Cus ter separated. We watched them until they cam2 down into the valley. The erv was raised that white soldiers were coming, and orders were given for the village to move immediately. Reno swept down so apidly upon the upper end that the In dians were forced to fight. Sitting Bull was at the point where Reno made the at tack. Sitting Bull was the big medicine man. The women and children were hast ily moved down the stream to where the Cheyennes were encamped. The Sioux attacked Reno and the Cheyenne's Custer, and t an all became mixed up. The women and children caught horses for the bucks to mount. Then the bucks mount ed and charged back on Reno, attacked him and drove him back into the timber. The soldiers tied their horses to trees, came out and fought on foot. As soon as Reno was beaten and driven back across the river the whole force turned on Custer and fought him until they destroyed him. C uster did not reach the river, but was met about half a mile up the ravine, now called Reno creek. They fought the soldiers and beat them back step by step until all were killed. (One of the officers confirms this, saying it was probably dur ing this interval of quiet on Reno's part that the Indians massed on Custer and an nihilated him.) The Indians ran out of ammunition and then used arrows. They fired from behind their horses. The sol diers got shells stuck in their guns and had to throw them away. Then they fought with little guns (pistols.) The Indians were in couples behind and in front of Custer as he moved up the ridge to take u position, and were just as many as the blades of grass. The first two companies Keohn's and Calhoun's dismounted and fought on foot. They never broke but re treated step by step until forced back to the ridge, upon which all finally perished. They were shot down in line where they stood. THE BILL PASSES. The Repeal of the Land Laws BUI Passed by the Senate. The bill repealing the pre-emption and timber culture laws was passed bv the Senate on June 35th. Mr. George ad dressed the Senate 011 the hill. Stanford stated that the provisions of the bill, us amended by tlie Senate, would ubsolu.Vfp.-. prevent the reclamation of desert, lands. There were enormous quantities of hicIi lands, lie said, not worth 11 pennv on the acre and they could only lie reclaimed by the paying out of large sums of money tn order to make rcciaimation possible. I [ c moved to restore certain words already struck out by the Senate. .Mr. Plumb feared tlie amendment might lead to fraud and opposed it. Mr. Stanford's motion was rejected. Tlie Dili then passed—veas 34, nays 20. On motion of Mr. Dolpli a committee of conference was ordered cm jthe disagreeing votes of the House anil Senate on the bill. A Message From the Knights »I Labni-. The committee of the Knights of Labor appointed at the Cleveland Convention have sent a letter to Speaker Carlisle and copies to Randall and Morrison, contain ing a list of measures which it is desired that Congress should pass and a memorial looking to that end. Among its measures, many of which were referred to in these dispatches during the progress of the Cleveland meeting, are those repealing the timber culture, pre-emption and desert land acts; the adjustment of railroad and other land grants; organizing the territory of Oklahoma; prohibiting aliens from holding land in the United States; makim* Presidential and Congressional election days holidays, and punishing bribery. | n conclusion the committee says in request ing the passage of these measures, it is not asking anything from the dominant party only to fulfil the promises it made when it was seeking their sutferages bv which they obtained their present ma jority. Cloudbursts are becoming too frequent.