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Six Men mid One Woman Shot Down in
St. Loulv?Three Striken* Killed at Kant
St. Louis?The Guard at Argenta, Arkan
sas. Attacked and Killed by the Strikers.
?St. Louis, April 9.?Tlie outbreak
at East St. Louis to-dav seems to have
been wholly unpremeditated. The men
had been b?sy in all the yards with but
slight interlerence until noon, and it
was thought the day would pass with
out any demonstration by the strikers,
and that it would be recorded as one of
the quietest days since the strike began.
At that hour, however, a number of
strikers, without, apparently having
formed any preconcerted plan,-congre
gated at the relay depot and began the
discussion of the general situation. As
time passed,, their number was augment
ed until the original knot of men In
creased to "fully 200. The discussion
became animated aud the crowd more
demonstrative, till some one proposed
that they go to the Louisville and !Nash
ville yards and drive out the men em
Dloyed there.
The cry of "On to the Nashville
yards VJ was caught up, and the crowd
advanced. As they proceeded their
numbers again increased, some joining
the mob simply as spectators, while
others were, in full sympathy with the
movement, until from 300 to 400 men
were advancing toward tlie yards.
Arriving there they swarmed into the
yards and persuaded the men at work
to. strike and desert their posts. The
crowd, remained in the yards for some
tune and, although considerable excitc
?menf prevailed, no violence was resort-!
ed to. Just at this time, however, a
Louisville and Nashville freight train
was slowly passing guarded by eight
deputy sheriffs armed with Winchester
rifles. Crowds of men, women and
children had congregated on Broadway
where tlie Louisville and Nashville
tracks cross the street and upon Broad
way railway bridge which spans the
Cohoakia creek and into the open space
to the east. Just as this train reached
Broadway crossing trouble began. The
crowd on the bridge began to yell and
jeer at the officers, and it is asserted
that stones were thrown, which struck
two or three of them, aud it is also
asserted that a pistol was discharged.
? The deputies immediately levelled their
rifles and fired two volleys into the
crowd on the bridge. Four men fell
dead aud one woman was mortally
wounded. The dead are Patrick Dris
coll, a Wabash section hand, not a
? striker;, ^P01" Washington, painter, not
! r; 'Xtikeh J?h^'?ouTOiu toal minors not
h striker; Major Richman, mill em
ployee, not a strker. Mrs. Ilfeffer,
sain to be the wife of a striker, was
shot in the back aud mortally wounded.
TJie greatest excitement prevailed im
medir.tcly aud pandemonium reigned.
The crowd tied in every direction, and
when the deputies realized how fearful
was the result of their fire, sought
menus of escape by rushing for the
bridge, with a view of fleeing to this city.
At the approach, and just at the bridge
tower on the east side, they were met
by Mayor Joyce, City Clerk Canty and
A. Boardman, who seized the deputies'
guns aud endeavored to turn them back.
One of the deputies in his terror fired
upcu the trio, killing a man named C.
E. Thompson, who . stood between
Joyce and Canty. Some shots were fired
by the remaining, deputies at approach
ing strikers and all started over the
The sceuc on the bridge was one of
the wildest confusion and excitement.
Coal teams and other teams with wagons
were galloping westward, and their
drivers shouting to all pedestrians and
teamsters to ruu back. Women and
men on foot were runuing toward the
city and waving back all they met, while
immediately behind came tlie deputies,
pursued by the vanguard of the crowd
from East St. Louis. One of the frighten
ed guards threw his gun into the river,
while another hid his weapon in a wagon
that was in full retreat. On arriving in
the city the deputies went at once to the
Chestnut street police station, where,
after stating the facts, -they surrendered
to the Sergeant in charge and were taken
to the Four Courts, where they were
placed iu custody, after giving the follow
ing names: P. G. Hewlett, John Hague,
Sam Jones, John F. Williams, G. Luster,
Stewart Martin, George Maruell and W
F. Laird.
About half an hour after the shoot
ing an excited and angry mob gathered
in the square between the City Hall and
the police station. A man named
Dwyer, a gambler, in no way connected
with the strike, became the centre of the
crowd, who cheered the incendiary state
ments which he uttered. He urged the
men to "hang and kill." and was In the
midst ofan appeal to the mob to follow
hira to the Ohio and Mississippi depot
to "hunt for deputy sheriffs," when
John W. Hayes, a member of the gener
al Executive Committee of the Knights
of Labor, M. O'Neill and a Knight of
Labor named Brown, arrived from this
side. Brown who travels with the
General Board in the capacity of the
Knights of Labor orator and lecturer,
mounted the stairs leading to the police
station aud yelled at the mob for atten
tion, kit the infuriated men answered
him with "Hang the curs!" "Kill
tlhetu!11 Hayes, who was standing at
Brown's side, turned to a promiuent
Kuight and asked him to introduce I
Brown to the mob as the representative ;
of the General Executive Committee.
The man replied in a frightened man? I
ner: "It* I do they'll bang me."
Brown turned on him and said : "Yes, j
If you don't they ought to hang you." j
Then, turning to the mob. which kept f
up the cry to "Kill, kill and burn."!
Brown began au impassioned appeal for j
quiet, law and order, and, by sheer force I
>9. OI
of* his earnestness, riveted the attention
of the crowd, but only for a few minutes
at a time, lor they would break away
from the spell of bis eloquence and cake
up their revolutionary yells. Drown
'?Men and Brothers! For God's sake
keep quiet. I implore you, in the name
of humanity, in the name of the great
Order of Knights ofLnbor, in the name
of every law# both of the Order and of
your country, to restrain yourselves and
do no violence. Remember that you
are sworn brothers. Do not forget that
you are Knights of Labor, and that you
arc pledged to obey the laws of the order
and the commands of your committee
At this point Dwyer broke in: '"Yes.
why don't you talk for Jay Gould and
be done with It. Tliey shot down our
men, and you ask us to be quiet. I
say hang them." The crowd took up
the words, crying "bum. kill and
Brown pointed his finger at Dwyer
and asked him: "Arc you a Knight of
Labor?" Dwjcr dodged the question
and yelled, "Kill the brutes!" "Are
yon a Knight of Labor, I ask," said
Brown ?
"No," answered Dwyer, "but I'm
with them on every thing, you can bet."
"I knew that you were not a Knight
of Labor. I knew that no Knight would
talk as you do, Again brothers. I ap
peal to you to be calm and disperse to
your homes. If you will not obey our
laws remember that yon arc foresworn
that you are no longer a Knight ol Labor.
Brothers. I beg of you do nothing rash.
What! o!i! what will the Knights of the
couutry think of you? Oh! what will
the whole world think of our great
order? Don't forget how hard we
worked to build up our order. Oh ! do
not tear it down in ruin. All men who
cite you to strife are not true Knights of
Labor. They are worse than detectives
of the railroads who are trying to hunt
you down. Shun them! Shun them! as
you would murder!"
While Brown was speaking. Commit*
teemaa Hayes walked up and down the
I platform, exclaiming in a despairinc
manner: '-Oh, my God! my Godl'i
wish this had not happened."
His. eyes were watery ; he wns al
most crying, and when he" addressed the
mob fcfter Brown his voicf failed, and
he was obliged to pause for utterance.
Hayse's speech was of the same tenor
as Browns's, as was also that of O'Neil,
who followed Hayes.
Casper Heep, another prominent
Knight who had arrived, was busy
among the crou d, trying upon the more
excited individuals arguments which the
committeemcn were urgiug from the
platform. After awhile the temper of
t he mob cooled down, and thev dispersed:.
With threats to aveuge the deaths caus
ed by the deputies.
Mayor Joyce, after his encounter with
the deputies ou the bridge, when he
attempted to arrest them in their flight,
went through the excited crowds to his
office. He attempted to calm the men.
but found it was useless. The streets j
and sidewalks were blocked with men, j
women and children, who rushed in |
every direction. Reaching his office
about an hour after the shooting, he at
once issued a proclamation to -close nil
saloons and warning the women and
minors to keep oil' the streets. He was!
seen with Bailey and Hayes of the
Knights of Labor, who were urging bun
to do all in his power to calm the men.
lie said that he had notified the govern
ment two weeks ago but that they had
done nothing, and that he (the Mayor)
was utterly powerless.
St. Louis, April 9.?At noou the
Sheriff telegraphed Governor Oglcsby .1
report of the condition of affairs, and
received a reply that the militia would
be sent at once. A few of the more vio- j
lent of the strikers who had gathered at
the City Hall after arming themselves j
annouced their intention of attacking*
the deputies on gaurd at the Ohio and
Mississippi yards, and advanced in that
direction. When near the yard they
were met by several deputies and fired
on. One of their number was killed.
They say some of the deputies who failed
to escape with those who fled to this
city were chased by the crowd into a
freight warehouse, and the offices ot the
Louisville and Nashville Company
warehouse was surrounded by an im
mense crowd, who howled and yelled
and urged one another to attack the
stroughold and drive the deputies out.
The men went among the crowds, urgiug
that arms be procured and all the depu
ties they could fiud be shot,
Some of the deputies, watching their
opportunity, slipped out and worked j
their way among freight cars unobserv-!
ed. A Louisville and Nashville freight
car backed down alongside the platform !
aud took away the others to a place of I
Two deputies were sighted by the strik
ere, who procured arms, and were chased j
under the bridge. One of them was
caught in front of Tonev's House on the j
levee and was beaten to death by the j
mob. Another was reported to have
been shot as be was escaping under the
approaches to the bridge.
A Dangerous Drug.
The use of cocaine hi Detroit is be-1
coming alarmingly prevalent. A Hank;
cashier named McDonald and J. A.
Fisfc, proprietor of the city laundries. I
are the two latest victims. Fisk began i
using cocaine last summer for catarrh
by painting his nostrils with it, and later'
took it internally. On Wednesday he j
was removed to Harper hospital for
treatment, lie is lull of vagaries, al
ternately imagining that he is the Al
mighty and Immaculate Conception and
again asserting that he iias been raised
from the dead. McDonald wandered to
Toronto while suffering from mental
aberration caused by fhe drug. Several
other more or less prominent Detroiters
arc known to be in a bad way from
using the drug.
Full Particulars of the Railroad Accident
at the Deerfield River?Thirty Wounded
?The Cars Burned to the Water's Edge.
Greenfield, Mass., April 7.?A
terrible disaster occurred on the Fitch
burg Railroad to-night midway between
Card well's Ferry and West Deerfleld
SUttion. The east bound passenger
train from North Adams, due at Green
field at G 05 1'. M., went over nn em
bankineut 200 feet in height. The traiu
consisted of a baggage car, a smoker, a
sleeping car, a mail car and two ordina
ry passenger cars." The point where
the calamity occurred is the most
dangerous point on the road. The
track runs on tlie edge of an embank
ment two hundred feet above Deerfield
river. The bank is steep and is covered
with huge boulders and masses of 3hale
rock with which the road bed has been
filled. When the train arrived at this
point the track commenced to settle
! uuder it for a distance covering ih length.
The coaches broke from their trucks and
went rolling over and over down the
precipice. The engine broke from the
tender, tearing up the track lor twenty
* feet. Below rolled the Deerfield river,
' on the very edge of which the cars were
! thrown. As soon as they struck they
j caught fire from the stoves. The
shrieks of the wounded aud dying filled
the air and for a time the scene was
terrible. The sleepiug car was an en
tire wreck. It was occupied by several
Dhsscngers, not one of whom at this
hour are kuown to have escaped Injury.
Throughout the night the train men work
ed in removing the wreck. Up to noon
ten bodies, nine of which were removed
from beneath the submerged wreck, and
the other from the car In which the vic
tim had been burned to death, had been
found. As nearly as can now be ascer
tained, thirty persons were wounded.
Engineer Littlejohu died this morning.
Conductor.Foster is not as badly hurt as
was^reported. He escaped witli a few
severe cuts. It is imposible to obtain
the names, of some of the sufferers, tlie
physicians brohibiting?nny questioning.
The extent of the damage to the train
could not be clearly seen until daylight.
It was then found that the cars that had
been hurled down the embankment were,
with one exception, burned to the water's
edge. All were utterly ruined, and the
engiue, although it remained on the
bank, was almost completely demol
T.vo Women ami an Oia Man Crnelly
Dalton, Ga? April 6.?Mr. B. C.
Coyle, an old mau and respected citizen
of Dalton, who has been working in the
gold mines upon Cohutta mountain, in
Murray county, was recently taken at
night by. twelve -masked men and severe
ly beaten. Two women were also taken
from the house where he was boarding
and were severely whipped?one of
them, a young women, fainting uuder
the severe and brutal treatment. Mr.
Coyle was taken of" some: distance and
his" bodv was literally gashed from head
to foot." After the kuklux had left him
he followed aud over look them at ;i
i neighboring house, seeking, if he could,
to recognize them He was then taken
t and whipped again fliorc severely than
at first. The reason they gave for whip
i ping him was that he had been report
ing upon them for running illicit distil
I lenca, and the women were whipped for
the same reason, so alleged. Mr.
Coyle after laying up for some considera
ble time, was able to get home, but is
still Buffering, and is under treatment of
a physician. He is a man of excellent
character, aud is deeply sympathized
with by all the people of Dalton.
What Can be Dono
By tryiug again aud keeping up courage
many thiugs semingly impossible may
be attained. Hundreds of hopeless
cases of Kidney and Liver Complaint
have been cured by Electric Bitters,
after everything else had been tried in
vain. So. don't think there is no cure
for you, but try Electric Bitters. There
is no medicine so safe, so pure, and so
perfect a Blood Purifier. Electric Bit
ters will cure Dyspepsia. Diabetes and
all Diseases of the Kidneys. Invalua
ble in allectious of Stomach and Liver,
and overcomes all Urinary Difficulties.
Large Bottles only 50 cts. at Dr. J. G.
Fickle Woman.
A short time a?:o a certain young
lady in this county became engaged to
j the youug man of the old ladies choice
j aud the young couple were to have been
! married within a few days, but about
J three days before the event was to como
i oft' one of her other suitors came in and
i persuaded her to clone with him. and they
I soon found an accommodating preach
er to tic the knot that binds them to
! gether tor life, leaving behind the oM
j lady aud the disappointed young man to
! sigh over the fickleness of woman,?
Camden Journal.
A Horrible Occurrence.
! Chicago, April 8.?The mail car re
! ported from Cleveland as burned on the
' Lake Shore Railroad was a bullet ear.
I not a regular mail car. It was divided
' into three compartments?baggage,
kitchen and smoking. In the baggage
department were eleven mail pouches
and two corpses. The car ami entire
i contents were destroyed.
The gin house on Mrs. M. E. Gil
liain's plantation, in Xewberry County,
fell doing considerable damage. Fif
j teen hundred bushels of cotton seed
; was mixed with the ruins of the house,
'and will be nearly a total loss. There
! were two gins and a small thresher in
j the gin bouse, and these were more or
1 less injured.
AYoum> Woman Killed l>y .Smoking tJie
" - 1 Drug.
Chicago, April 5.?A dozed looking,
well-dressed young num. not more than
25 years old. carried an unconscious
womaiv into a house in West Madison
street early this mornimr. Where a
sigu aiinounccs that furnished rooms arc
to let* Dr. C. J. Adams, who was
summoned at once, found the woman
dead,ihud upon statements made by the
young.man declared that her death was
due toopium smoking. The woman had
been' known as Jennie E. Woods, bear
ing the name of a man with whom she had
lived In Dearborn evenue. She was 21
yearsjold, and a bright attractive girl.
Eighteen months ago she loft a local
theatrical troupe with which she had
been playing and began studying short
hands. Then she returned to the staire
and utent to New York playing there in
minoi*parts. and with a company which
travelled through the State. In Novem
ber she returned to Chicago and had
since lived with Woods.
La$| night she and the young man
who took her to the house in West Madi
son street went to the house and engag
ed a ro?m. The young man was known
only^sr Burns, but seemed to be In good
circumstances nnd was fashionably
dressed. According to. the story he
told Dr. Adams Jennie Woods, and he
went'to Sam Lee's opium den in Fourth
avenue, about midnight, and there she
smofe?d rciglit or teu pipes of the drug.
WhetJ*'she become unconscious Burns
put lier in a carriage and took her back
to the West Madison street house.
After telling the doctor this much Burns I
cleared out, and has not yet been found. I
It la-Y'said that Jennie Woods was a
member of a good family. She wore
cosily clothes and a wedding ring upon
which were Inscribed the Ieters "T.
H. R>?
Farmers Alone to Blame for their Pov
erty-Stricken Condition.
Editor of the Ntncs and Courier :
I^have Been reading with great inter
esttfo your valuable paper about the
farmers' movement, and while I am
under the opinion thtit something should
be done to assist the farmers out of their
present condition, I cannot believe that
this -can be done by assailing our Gov
ernment and trying to attach the blajie
to those who are in office. Does any
one^eheve that the cause of the poverty
strieken condition of our farmers rests
upon our Government? I admit that
our (axes are growing too fast, but with
this ??xception I see no reason for ^ora
vla^j;. I am a farmer myBelf. nnd I
*6?w.e ??rc debts than yTought to owe,
and I am poorer than I ought to be. but
I do not blame oiTr Government for that.
It is my own individual fault. If every
office in the State was filled with far
mers. I would not expect them to pay
my debts, nor cultivate my land. T
must do this by my own Industry and
economy. In my opinion the farmers'
great need is to learn to he more syste
matic in their business, and lo raise
i more supplies at home and depend on
; cotton less. Wp bin* too much com-i
j mercial fertilizers and allow too much j
j manures to waste around our premises.
: We buy too many things at high prices
i on credit. I would advise my fellow
; farmers to try to improve in these re-1
i spnets, and to work more like business I
j men, and to pay less attention to politi- i
; cians and politics. il. A. Ml ms. j
Cartersvtlle, S. C., March 30. i
Selling Her Soul to Satnu.
Omaha, Neb., April 7.?Laura Phil
lips, a pretty and well educated young
lady from Valiscoe, Iowa, committed
suicide yesterday in a very sensational
manner. She took blood from her own
veins and wrote with it the following
note, which was found on her pillow:
I, Laura Phillips, hereby sell my soul to
the devil, in consideration for which he
agrees to give nie wealth, beauty and pow
er to overoomc all my enemies.
She had taken a heavy dose of mor
phine. Her home offered her every
comfort, but she left it nnd eamc here
three years ago, and step by step she
went to destruction.
Taken the Cake.
We have been shown a shawl which,
for age. we believe will lake the cake
over any of the family keepsakes hereto
fore recorded in the Monitor. The
shawl is now in the possession of Mrs.
Barbara Gunter, wife of Mr. Elias
Gunter, near Batesburg. It was pre
sented by Marv Taylor to Mrs. Gunter's
grandmother in 1757?129 years ago.
She was then ten years of age. The
shawl is about three-fourths of a yard
square, of white frabric, and is bordered
with a light fringe, about one inch in
depth. It is in a remarkable state of
preservation and is highly prized as a
family relic?Johnston Monitor.
Kxelti-ment In TeTU*.
Great excitement lias been caused in the
vicinity of Paris, Tex., by the remarka
ble recovery of Mr. J. E. Corley, who
was so helpless he could not turn in bed.
or raise his head ; everybody said he was
dying of Consumption. A trial bottle
of Dr. King's New Discovery was sent J
him. Finding relief, he bought a large j
bottle and a box of Dr. King's New Life I
Pills; by the. time he had taken two |
boxes of Pills and two bottles of the;
Discovery, he was well and had gained
in llcsh thirty-six pounds. Trial Bottles ,
of this Great Discovery for Consump
tion free, at Dr. J, G. Wannaniakcr.
Rioting has been renewed in East |
St. Louis ami the police had to
bring their Winchester rillcs to bear on
toe crowd before they could be made j
to retire.
Logan's army bill has been killed in I
the Senate. Logan has been making
slow haste with his Presidential boom
of late,
A Cannon Clyirgi'd With Nails Fired Into
the Surging Mas*.
Galveston. April 8.?A special to
tlie News from Laredo says: The in
tense excitement and lawlessness which
has prevailed here the past fortnight,
culminated last evening in a bloody
riot. The immediate cause is attributed j
by many to a circular which appeared
yesterday morning, announcing that the I
Democratic party would hold funeral
services at 4 o'clock in the afternoon
over the party known as the "Huarches."
Directly . after the appearance of the
circular, it was announced that the
"Huarches" forty would prevent by
force any such demonstration. At 4
o'clock the streets leading to .the point
where the Democratic procession was
to start were crowded with armed men.
For a half hour the suspense was in
tolerable. It was then announced that
there would be no efTort to bury an
effigy of the defeated party. This had
a pacific effect, and the crowd began' to
disperse. Suddenly the music of the
Democratic band struck up and the pro
cession moved out to and down Main
street, and turned into the street lead
ing to the main plaza. When the hend
of the column had reached the front of
Martin's store a party of men armed
with Winchesters and revolvers charged
the procession. Instantly over one
hundred men became engaged in a dead
ly contlict, and for half an hour a regu
lar battle raged along the street near
the river. During the heigth of the
conflict a small cannon which had been
used by the ?'Huarches" party, and
which is said to have been charged with
uails and stones, was fired down the
street. By 5 o'clock the mob spirit
was supremo, and it was feared that the
women and children would be at the
mercy of the rioters.
At"this critical moment word was dis
patched to Colonel Barnard, command
ant ?t Fort Mclntosh, that the heavy
firing in the city was caused by an at
tack by Mexicans from the other side of
the Rio Grande. It took but a few
moments to double-quick two companies
ofiufantry into the town, before whom
the mob quickly dispersed, and in n
short time every armed man oa the
street had his weapons taken away from
him and order was restored. The casual
ties so far as known are live killed and
three wounded. All the killed were
Mexicans except one young American
named Brecker. The wounded are
Hancha Garcia, Mr. Paggcnpohl and a
nephew of Dario Gonzulcs. Paggcnpohl
is a promiuent citizen, and was wound
ed by a stray bullet while standing in
the front of A. G. Dickinson's law
office. Those who took part in the
Democratic procession claim that they
were fired into and only acted ?u the de
fensive. The excitement l.i3t night was
intense, but it is thought that further
bloodshed will be avoided.
A Frightful Casualty Keeallcd in which a
Hundred Liven were Lost.
La whence, Mass.. April 10.?Flic
broke out in the picker room of the
Pemberton Mill 10 o'clock this morning
and gained great headway before the
firemen could get to work on it. At 11:
40 n general alarm was rung, summon
ing the whole lire department. All the
operatives were sent out. Might men j
were in the room when the fire started
and a large quantity of material was in j
the building. The structure is situated j
on the river bank in rear of the mill and
is three stories high and -100 feet long.
The mam "mill itself is seven stories
high. The looms and machinery were
at the south end of the mill. The mill
next to the reservoir was much damaged
early during the lire.
At 12 30 the walls or the rear build
ing gave way. burying ten persons,
including four firemen, all of whom are
probably killed. Engines from North
Aodovcr. Andovcr and Methuen arriv
ed at 1 o'clock and joined the Lawrence
lire department in lighting the flames.
At 1.30 P. M. the fire began to succumb
to the efforts of the united departments,
and it is probable that the mam mill will
be saved. This is the mill that fell in
1860, when 100 lives were lost.
A Sad Tale.
Maj. William M. Cl'me died on Mon
day at the poor house near Griffiu, Go.
In the lifties Major (Mine was one of
Griffin's most prosperous and popular
citizens. He was an officer of the Macon
and Western railway. He was mayor
of Griffin in 1S58 and 1859, and frequent- j
ly au aldermen before and after that
time. While in the zenith of his pros
perity and good fortune he began to j
drink. Steadily the habit grew on him j
until he lost his position, property and
friends and became a begger on the i
streets. For a number of years he liv- j
ed in a little room over one of* the stores !
and subsisted on the charity of his former
filends. About a year ago he was led
"over the hills to the poor honse," and
the once gifted, promising Mayor of!
Griffin died a pauper.
"In the Negro a Failure?"
At a meeting of the Washington D. C.
Presbytery recently, Dr. Phrnner said: j
"Unless one had seen it personally he j
would never believe that such scenes ]
could he enacted in churches as arc seen '
daily in tlie colored Methodist and Bap
tist churches throughout the South. It
is tlie opinion of many noted men that,
the colored race is generally deteriorat-.
ing, and while some of Ihcnl, under
good instruction, are advancing rapidly,
generally they seem" to be losing ground.
The separation between them and the
whites is greater than ever, and left to
themselves they are plunging into the
darkness of ignorance und superstitious
enthusiasm regarding religion."
A negro in Williamsburg died from
lockjaw caused from having two fing
ers slightly mashed in a straw outter.
Casting up Casualties?Forty-Two Freight
Cars Burnett uml 832,000 AVorth of Prop
erty Destroyed?.Seventeen Companies
of Troops Preserving Order.
East St. Louis. April 10.? The fires
of last night are now under control.
Fifty freight oars, the scale houses and
lumber \ards were completely dcatroy
I ed. The round-houses and shops were
j partially -saved. No railway officials
are around to direct troops where they
will be most needed. The fires were
all incendiary nnd started about 0
o'clock last night. Large crowds of
strikers and citizens are collected in
groups ovor the city and are still de
termined to have reveuge for yesterday's
massacre. Public sentiment is running
? Firemen and engines were sent from
St. Louis to help put out the fire, but
their hose was cut and the men intimi-*
dated. They returned without being
able to render any assistance.
St. Louis, April 10.?The Executive
Hoard of the Knights of Labor, when
news of the shooting reached them, pro
ceeded' at once to East St. Louis and
there conferred with a number of citi
zens and got the general opinion as to
the affair. After advising every one
against violence the Hoard returned to
this side and prepared the following tele
gram and sent it out as an expression of
the Board'j opiuion of the affair:
St. Louis, Mo., April 9, 1886.
To Jay Gould, New York,
The following advertisement appeared
m many of the leading papers of the 7th
"Louisville & Nashville R. R. Co.,
Office of The Agent,
"April G, 1880.
"Ten good meu from here are wan
ted as deputy Marshals at East St.
Louis, to protect the Louisville and
Nashville employees. Five dollars j#r
day and board will be paid. Also, a
number ol platform men can be given em
ployment. Only men who have plenty of
grit aud menu business need apply. Ap
ply at once. T. S. Genung, Agent."
How well this advertisement has
been answered is seen by their work of
to-day in East St. Louis?six men and
one woman were murdered by those
who had "pleDly of grit and. meant
buisness." By your action in refusing
the peaceful negotiations solicited by
the Board of Arbitration, you, and you
alone, must be held responsible by the
I world for the lives of these luuocent
John W. Hayes.
Per order of the Board.
East St. Louis, April 10.?The city
has been in a state of panic during the
entire night owing to the numerous
incendiary fires, but with the presence
of the military which is guarding all the
main lines of track diverging from ihe
relay depot, something like order ap
pears to promise for the day.
It is impossible at this hour to more
than approximate the damage by last
night's lires. They were all confined to
railroad properly, and the officers sent
j with the troops report about twenty to
j thirty cars destroyed, loaded with mer
chandise and coal. The greatest dam
1 age occurred at the Cairo Short Line
yards, about one mile from the relay
depot, where probably fifteen cars were
destroyed, and the flames for a time
I threatened the destruction of one or two
hundred curs in the immediate vicinity.
! The yards were unprotected by the prcs
; encc of an active Deputy or an ofiiiccr
I of any kind, until Company D ofCham
} paign arrived at the scene of the fire,
j Until the arrival of the troops the lire
j was permitted to burn at its will. Two
I members of tins company were fonnd
j who could (ire and run locomotives, and
i a switch engine being placed at their
J disposal, they succeeded in dragging
j away from the burning cars fully'one.
hundred box and coal cars.
Three companies of troops from
Greenville, Paris aud Champaign arc
now stationed at the Louisville and
Nashville and the Cairo Short Line
yards. The main body of the troops,
beyond a few sentries stationed at the
railroad switches, remains in the vicini
ty of the relay depot. No serious
opposition ot any character has beset
the troops.
A man named Andrew Jones, n Knight
of Labor, was shot yesterday and is not
expected to live through the night. He
will make the eighth person killed thus
far. The city remains quiet. A walk
I through the buisness and residence
I streets gives the impression that It is dc
! serted and dead, except that now and
' then clusters of sullen men are to be
seen at the street intersections watch
ing the movements of the troops. The
J saloons arc closed and nearly every
store is closed with the windows and
doors barred. The troops have been
distributed in platoons and compnuics
at the principal yards and shops and
in the vicinity of the large elevators on
the levee along the Mississippi River.
Kills Wir.- und Child.
St. Fkancis, Ark., April 7.?Wm.
Ellis, n hard drinker, habitually abused
his wife. Aller being badly beaten
yesterday, Mrs. Ellis took her child in
her arms and started for n magistrate's
otlice to procure a warrant for Ellis'
arrest Ellis followed, and shot at her
with a Winchester rille, the ball passing
through the bodies of the mother and
child, killing both. Ellis was hurried
to jail at Boydsville to save him lrom
The month of March, with its dry
winds, has always been a disastrous
one in the lire record. The waste for
this country and Canada for that
month has averaged 87,000,000. Last
vear the March losses footed up 89,000,-,
1000, and this time are *10,o50,000.

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