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The Oskaloosa herald. (Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa) 1885-1919, July 19, 1894, Image 1

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1300,000 A $31,000
To loon at 6 per oont annual Interest,
with privilege of payment of part or
whole loan on any interest pay def-
Have a large list of farm and city
property to aell or trade. 4j*°
choice western land to sell or trade foi
good farm or city property.
■ m

oy r IJo South Market Street
Oakataosa, low*. Prompt attention civeu
to collect'ons. .Probate business wiil re
-w ceiv-* careful a't-ntion. Business attend
' S ed to in the L\ S. and State courts.
< .r.-v* ■
Money Loaned on 2d Mortgage
Call and see me at office overPra
iter’s shoe store, on north side or
John P. Hiatt,
Eteal Kstat*, Loan and Insuranoe Agt,
S7y|P and Notary Public.
F*or city property or good personal prop
• erty. Correspondence solicited.
heal Estate and Insurance.
Office in Evans Building, Oskaloosa,la.
Oowan & H&mbleton’s
Loan and Abstract Office.
§20,000 to loan at 6 per cent interest on
ite* years time; borrower having theoption
to pay part or all of principal after first
have a complete of Abstract
Boohs of all
Lands and Town Lata
In Mahaska County,. lowa.
Office in front room of new Masonic build
ing, northeast corner of Public Square.
lines or tea , per year 00
line 1 dU
v; F. W. McGALIm „ r ,
Oska’oosa Marble and Granite Works,
2l4*Mi!ih Avenue west, Oskaioosa, lowa.
jyjk. M. L. JACKSON,
Surgeon Dentist.
(tffice io Sxebanpe Bloek, on High Ave
nu? jrosL over Newbraod & Pike's drug
stor**. Oskaloosa, lowa.
w. uA-KKEUff*
Attorney at-Law,
And Notary Public
Special attention given to damage
and land claims. Office: Rooms 3 and 4
Evans budding, south east corner square,
Oskaioosa, lowa
Attorney -at-Law,
ud Notary Public. Rose Hill, lowa.
Att< >rney - at- Law,
And Notary ‘‘uolic. Office in Suite No 1,
FrankeJ lilock.
Oskaloo«a. lowa ' Office ov**r Huber &
Kai bach's liaruwa.e -tore.
\4 r W. HASKELJ ,
Office in Phoenix block,O’** a‘oosal lowa,
Business promptly attended to
Councellor-at- Law
And Pension Attorney. I have had
yearsof experience in fusion matters; ail
- asked U> eoMitilt rue, no matter
whether you na*e «*« “*/r‘ £ 'Vv»k«r
Office in front rooms over Geo. i£. * raker
& Co**-, north side of square.
P-hyaieian and Surgeon.
lowa Life and Endowment
buildioe', over Pickett a drug gtore, 2 •
Residence 2 blocks south and 2 blocks
wes". offhe flerald office.
, Eye and Ear Physician.
Eyes carefully tested and measured for
Erankel, Bach & 00.,
The Oldest Bank in Mahaska
Will deposites and transact a
*enerSl banking, exchange and collection
Gsin«wvaSsame as an lncorporated bank.
on all the prmcioal cities of
the* United State* and aU t rit *® !, )t of lh g U o° u D r .
bought and xa’d- at sms to suit the pur
e *pSre tickets to and from al« points in
Europe for sa'e at the lo ~e* t ra J®*
Conection" will receive prompt atten
U Tdo a strictly legitimate banking; bnjd
nis. and give the wants of customers
special attention.
W. H.SkevEKft, C. E. Lorl
President. Casn.er.
Ostaloosa Rational Bail,
Ws. H. Severs, J.
J. H7<«k*W, D W. LOKl*o'
Jso. A. Prick. Jr. HL L»i esckr,
Mrs- fl Speecer.
Flurt Nation si Bank. New York.
(iUififtC SOQ &, (/O f \*W X OTKe
Kim Nationafliaok -
Ciiiz-n’s Nat’i Bank. De« Moines.
Davenport Nat’i Bank. Davenport.
C. H. VkhVos. H.b. Howard.
President, „
Joint K. Bauxkh, Cashier.
Mahaska Go. State Bank
out GsKtbOOSa, IOWA.
Capital SI|O,OOO
Surplus $ 8,000
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v u Gibbw/ W. A. P
4'/bn Nash. K. lt»-d®»n,
C. ti Vernon, A. B. Prine, J* B*
Hun von', .John li. Bara**, 0,
*L llo*ST<h John Voorbe**.
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j,o. u.wuw»,
S’rrStdent: ~ CMDieC.
p Bacon, Vice-President.
The Farmer's and Trader'*
O&PITAX *M>.oo>
? ir *' Bank, H.l
Bank, Oes Moines.
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Both the method and resuits when
Syrup of F!~s is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constitution. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste aud ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared oniv from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is fo. sale in 50c
and 81 bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it Do not accept any
t bstitute.- k * • ~ *
Dr. Humphreys’ Specifics arescientiflcally and
carefully prepared Kennedies, used for years in
private practice and for over thirty years by the
people with entire success. Every single Specific
a special cure for the disease named.
They cure without drugging, purging or reducing
the system and are in fact and deed the Sovereign
Remedies of the World.
so. cnoi. rsirss.
I—Fevers, Congestions, Inflammations.. ,J 5
It—Worm*, Worm Fever, Worm C01ie.... .'AS
3 Teethingi Colic, Crying, Wusefulness .25
4 Diarrhea, of Children or Adults 25
7 Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis... 25
8— Neuralgia, Toothache, Faceache. 25
9 Headaches, Sick Headache, Vertigo.. .25
ID— Dyspepsia, Biliousness, Constipation. .25
11— Suppressed or Painful Periods... .25
12— Whites, Too Profuse Periods... 25
13— Croup, Laryngitis, Hoarseness .25
14— Salt Rheum, Erysipelas,F.ruptlons.. .25
15— Rheumatism, Rheumatic Pains .25
16— Malaria, Chills, Fever and Ague .25
19— Catarrh, Influenza, Cold in the Head. .25
20— Whooping Cough .25
27 Kidney Diseases ,25
28— Nervous Debility 1.00
30—Urinary Weakness 25
34—Sore Throat, Quincy, Ulcerated Throat ,25
’’The Pile Oiutmeiit.”-Triai Size, 35 Cta.
Gold by Druggists, or sent prepaid on receipt of prica
Da. Hvansttn' U.src.L m pnges,) muu run.
I* MED. to., 11l a lit WUiiaa bu, SEW YOKE.
1. F. k W, E. LACEY,
Land & Pension Agency
We have on our ho<>ks a number
of forms aDd houses n t>svn: also many
thousand acres of wild laud. If jou have
real estate to sell <»r wish to buy, Rive us a
cail. We pay taxes in any y*rt of the
state. Conveyancing done. Oihce over
15J# IJLnU AV.«JllLMJsk''iloos •’ low a. One
dition ta Oskaloosa.
Many are entitled to an increase of pen
sion and a great maay bounties ar* unpaid
and commutation ano back pay cue.
These matters we give prompt and care
ful attention. No charges only wnen suc
Successor* t<»
With a large stock of ev *ryt L usually kept in a
first class Lumber Yard, Gi f grades , lowest cur
rent prices, We hope to mer*. a continuance oj the
very liberal patronage extended the old firm for the
oast twenty -five years
July 1, 3890.
John A. Kalbachu
Georg© Kalbaeh
elys CatarrH j
I. quickly !
rr., warn.wiA\
Kasai Passages
Allays Pain and J - fxsß
Heals the sores.
Protects the Bfjgf' 50c|
Membrane from r* g- %#
Additional Cold. HAT sfc » 6, f»
Restores the senhe of taste and smell. IT
particle is applied Into each nostril antf ve
•ereeable. Price » cents at Drugßlsw; by
mall, registered. CO cts ELY BIiOTK?iIR 55
Warren street New YjtL
Wm. Burnside. ttaiph H. Burnside
83MilDS i SOS
150(1 WhIHUU in j
a M. Porter. s * Hart.
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Herald Job Rooms!
For All kinds of Job Work.
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The Oskaloosa Herald.
At Two Dollars Per Annum.
Editor and Proprietor.
Little bit of a fellow
Couldn’t get him to sleep;
And the mother sighed as be tossed and
“He’s such a trouble to keep.”
Little bit of a fellow—
Couldn’t get him to sleep 1
Little bit of a fellow—
But the even of the mother weep;
For one sad night that was lost to light,
. God smiled and put him to sleep—
Little bit of a fellow,
And he wasn’t a troub > to keep!
—F. L. Stanton in Atli \ta Constitution.
—All the Illinois national guard aie
now in the field, against riot and an
—The United Stages flag forever, and
it floating high ! It’s folds are ample
for all protection!
—The veterans of the war Btand uni
tedly for law and order—and for it they
are ready to do actual service any
—Several thousand men lost their
jobs by Debs. That is the usual way,
has been at d how much longer will it
be so?
—Men who saw both the regulars and
the national guard on duty in Chicago
could hardly tell one from the other.
They both did their duty.
—The Mahaska Democratic goose
hatched out the l'opulistic egg in this
district. N>w they are trying to get
the six other geeses to adopt the gosling.
—lf James Barber Bolton don’t shut
up about Grover the martial law will
catch end teach him horse sense on
great nati* rial matters. This is official.
Chicago gave Cleveland thirty
thousand majority, and then the same
elements proceeded, two years later, to
raise Hades. Thtse things are sorrow
ful facts.
—The corner stone for the lowa Sol
dif is' Moi ament will be laid on Bat
tle ll ig day —August 10 There will be
a migniticeut crowd theie. lowa
crowds are all magnificent.
—The Globe Democrat Bays that “if
Debs had tied up the democratic party
before it brought so much trouble and
distress on the country he might fairly
claim the credit of a public benefactor.”
—The fool folly of the demagogue
mayor of Chicago may be charged up
with the mob outbreak. They were his
friends, but enemies of public order.
Me was afraid to move until Grover
Cleveland forced him aud the governor
to play.
George M. Pullman is not the only
man who has grown rich over the in
vention of some poor fellow with genius
in his bead The aggregation is veiy
ttul.it Is verv hyggiab. and its
swine Hue.
When the tariff monstrosity was
sent to a conference committee it took
with the president’s martial law procla
mation, and the record of more turmoil
In labor ranks than this country ever
saw. It ia noteworthy that in substance
these things were all prophesied by the
republicans in 1892. *• • 1 •
—“There can be but two sides to the
question: we must te either for the
government or againstit.’ The editors
of the Ottumwa Sun and The Oska
loosa Herald, stand by that senti
ment together, now as of yore, and for
the government always. They have no
use for the mob
This paragraph is from the Mus
catine Journal: “‘Bright and Glorious’
Ed Camp Geld, the veteran Fairfield
democrat, is credited with having said:
‘The democratic party in lowa is in no
need of a Moses to lead them out of the
wilderness. What we need is a Gabriel
and a resurrection. We’re dead.
—The August number of McClure's
magazine will do for General Sherman
what the May number did for General
Grant. There will be an extremely inter
esting paper of personal recollectiono
by Hon. S. H. M. Byers, a member of
Sherman’s staff and for twenty-five
years his intimate friend, and a very
interesting series of Sherman portraits.
Late developments swell the steal
from Muscatine county of defaulting
demoorutic evunty auditor, W. 11. John
son, to about $27,500 and still no effort
has been made to bring him back and
place him where he belongs. Mr. John
son was a very earnest reformer, and
reform got away with the cash of the
—The arbitration law of 1888 that is
now offered to be enforced in the rail
way strike, is simply a committee of in
vestigation, and without much power.
But why was not the same law thought
of when the coal strike was on a few
weeks ago V W hat conditions would it
have shown In the really striking sec
tions of Ohio and Maryland? “Whose
dad was under the hay V”
Under giandpa’s hat, now, come to
think about it, the nation did not get
into a cholera morbus, and just ever
lastingly smash things, did it?
Under grandpa’s hat, now, come to
thiuk about, what oodllns of work
there was for everybody who wanted
to work, at good pay, and everything
went swimmingly, didn’t It?
Under grand pa’s hat the railroads just
fairly groaued and grumbled at the
work they had to do. ’Fears for the
last two years they have only been play
ing at railroading!
Under grandpa’s hat there was no (
deficit In the custom receipts. The
fellow who wanted to trade with us j
paid for the privilege a good round tax, j
and that kept the treasury fat—fat
enough for the billion dollar-congresses
to pass around the pie generally and
freely and righteously.
Under grandpa's hat there was no
scheme concocted to knock sick old
pensioners out on petty pleas, in order
u. make a great MVing «
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The Newton Journal reports that at
the fair grounds on the 4th of July,Mr.
Yon Court read the Declaiatlon of in
dependence. At its conclusion he made
a short address. Among other things
he said, in substance: “I submit to you,
in all candor, that we ought to have a
new Declaration of Independence. A
monopoly in ‘•Lombard Street,” more
despotic than the tyrannical opposition
of Great Britain in 1776, has fastened
upon us a system of taxation and op
pression that demands a* new declara
tion. We must throw off this yoke of
despotism.” Judge Ryan, who was
president of the day, as well as the ora
tor, followed Mr. Yon Court in the or
der of exercises. In the course of his
remarks, Mr. Ryan said: “Referring to
the remarks of Mr. Van Court, 1 can
not allow such utterances from a stand
where I am presiding, without entering
publicly my protest against such state
ments. In the presence of the people
of Jasper county met'to celebrate the
anniversary of the nation’s birth, such
utterances us ill-timed and untrue. I
we have the best ■government on
the face of the earth—the best that can
be devised. 1 have been in this county
for more than thirty years. Jasper
county was then comparatively in its
original, wild state; lowa was a new
state inviting immigration. To-day she
rightfully may be proud of her civiliza
tion. Let me call your attention to your
system of public schools and your col
leges. An t ducation is within the reach
of ail. Every neighborhood is provided
with its public ichool; in nearly every
county is a college; Jasper county has
opened the doors of one within the last
year. Go where you will you have
church privileges that briri& within your
reach for you arid your children, relig
ious instruction. I venture to say that
evidences of prosperity meet you on
every hand wherever you go that cannot
be excelled in any other state or county.
The fine farm houses, the large barns
and splendid farms tell us of the gen
eral prosper ity and happiness of our
people. Yiuhave but to look about
you to see on every hand the evidence
of peace, happiness and prosperity—
much to be thankful for and little cause
for complaint. The sentiments of my
friend have onlv for their purpose to
breed dieconteut and discord, when we
should cultivate a love for our neigh
bors and unite with each other to push
this glorious civilization to a more
splendid fulfillment of the possibilities
that lie within our reach. In 1776 this
people numbered 3,000,000, to-day it
numters about 65,000,000. We may con
fidently expect the popula ion to reach
500,000,000. It is the duty of this gen
eration to perform well its part so that
when we transmit to our children these
bleesiDgs and this government it shall
be better, and so on each generation
should take up this duty. The Declar
ation of Independence is good enough
for me! We need no tew Declaration
of Independence 1”
Dr. Priec’s Cream Baking Powder
World's F*m Hkmut Me dal aho Diploma.
The New Laws.
An exchange very thoughtfully pre
pared a list of new laws passed by the
July 4ib, and all tnouio uC-quami
selves with them.
The nirorodicals want to look out,
and take a little cash alorg, not only to
buy the small boy’s string of fish, but
io harmonize himself with the r.ew law
on trespass, which provides a penalty
of not more than $lO for punting with
dog or gun upon the cultivated or en
closed lands of another without first
obtaining permission from the owner,
occupant or agent.
It is made unlawful for any person,
directly or indirectly, by himself or
agent, to sell, barter or give to any
minor under 16 years of sge any cigars,
cigarettes, or tobacco in any form, ex-1 ™
cept upon the written order of parent 1
or guardian. The penalty is a tine of fr ,
not less than 85 nor more than 8100. I t i<
It Is now necessary to be a little* ehy I i i
about throwing money at the birds on I w
election day. The agreement to pay
money to ii doce persons to refrain from J
voting, or perform any service or labor j
i on election day in the interest of any I
candidate, or in the Interest of any
political party, is made a misdemeanor
and subjects both the one who makes j w
the proposition and the one who accepts, J j t
to the fine of not lees than 850. or by I o’
Imprisonment not exceeding ninety u
days. > 1 u
A maiden of thirty-nine summers #i
may continue to “make-up” her face, I a
but no imitation butter or cheese,which n
is colored to resemble the genuine I
articles, can be manufactured or sold
in the state since July 4th without sub- \
jfetirg the manufacturer or seller to a c
fine of n« t lets than SSO f« r the tirßt of-1 g
feme and B£so for the second, or a jail 1
sentence in each instance. I
The fellow who probably gets knock-1
ed out the worst is the man who has I (
three sets of patches on his pants from I
having sat around the court room so I
much waiting to get on the jury—“the ,
i professional juror.” The name of ever* <
■ j voter subject to jury duty is now placed j i
■I in one box and the panel drawn. The I
. names of all res dents in the town or
t city In which the court is held who are I ]
r not on the regular panel are placed in ,
L J a separate box and from these the neces- j
- sary additional jurors are drawn, in
i stead of permitting the court officers to
pick up about the court room the pro
fessional jurors. I
It has been argued for some time that J
road tax should be paid In cash, so that
the board of supervisors could have!
control of highway Improvement. As
a step in this direction the new law re
quires that the board of supervisors of
each county shall levy a tax of one mill
; which is to be paid In cash and expend
| ed only upon the order of the board and I
in the improvements of such highways I
as it shall designate. Stone can be se
cured for the improvement of highways
from the Anamosa penitentiary, ready
; for use, by paying transportation.
I Since the Fourth of July the appoint
ment of marshals in cities of the tecond
plim and incorporated towns rss.s with j
[ the mayors, subject to the approval of J
the council or trustees, and he will hold
his office during the pleasure of the
“And don’t you forget it,” the dear
female brethren are now “armed with
the ballot,” as well as the broomstick. |
They may vote now at all elections beld
In any city, incorporated town or school
district, for the purpose of issuing
bonds for municipal or school purposes,
for the borrowing of money or increas
ing the tai^eß^^
—The Southern democratic press are
now raising the enquiry, who is run
, ning this country-law and constltu
. tioaal authority or the mob ? In No
vember they will do things with the
! toll* down south that will be just as
. » of tho Obieago soobs.
1 VitbH wait( democracy they wU.
Sd t M < tb» m X»r. rndVlh
makeslhe home circle complete. This
great Temperance Or in a gives plea.-: «
are and health to every member of toe ,
family. A 25c. package makes 5 gat- \
lons. Be sure and get the genuine, ?
Sold everywhere. Made only by {
The Chas. E. Hires Co., Phllada.)
Bnd *•- a—S tat b—nUf.l Wntar. c tr /i. and Bonk I
Charged with Looting Stores of the Coal
Companies at Ladd, 111.
Ladd, 111., July 18.—Ten men with
goods from the looted stores in their
possession were arrested here Wednes
day and bound over to the grand jury
in bonds of SI,OOO each. They could
not furnish bail and will be taken to
the county jail at Princeton.
Wagons accompany the searching
parties and are bringing in the goods
as fast as recovered. At every corner
in the town deputies are stationed
to prevent the rioters from secret
ing the booty. Rolls of carpet, bolts of
dress goods, silks and laces are being
found in large quantities. Other ar
ticles are bunches of tin pails, trunks,
valises and tine furniture not in keep
ing with the surroundings. Secreted
in the gardens, sheds and barns are
found articles»of all kinds.
Early Wednesday morning some dem
onstrations were made by the strikers,
but the day wac quiet.
The national l at both this place
and Spring Valley have resumed. At
Spring Valley squads of striking miners
came into the city early in the morning
from La Salle, Peru, and other towns,
and, congregating in large numbers,
made a decidedly threatening appear
ance. The militia were called on to
clear the streets with fixed bayonets
on many occasions. Several miners
had their hands and arms severely
prodded and lacerated.
The coroner's jury brought in a ver
dict on the death of Dominic Balmer,
who was shot Tuesday by federal
troops. It charges that the use of fire
arms by the troops was uncalled lor
and recommends an investigation of
their conduct.
Republicans and Populists Name Tickets
and Adopt I la t forms.
St. Paul, Minn., July 13. —Knute
Nelson was renominated for governor
by Minnesota republicans in conven
tion here. The platform favors the
protective tariff, indorses bimetallism
and urges the restoration of silver as
money, opposes all trusts and combi
nations seeking to control or unduly
enhance the price of commodities,
favors the settlement of labor troubles
by arbitration, opposes pauper immi
gration and favors liberal pensions.
Minneapolis, Minn., July 13. —Min-
nesota populists in session here nom
inated S. M. Owen for governor. The
platform demands the enforcement of
anti-trust laws and the enactment
of new anti-monopoly laws, and ex
tpnds (vmnnt.hv to organized labor in
Britannia Acm hi a Winner:
Rothesay, Firth of Clyde, July 13.
For the sixth time George Gould’s
yacht Vigilant was defeated by
the prince of Wales’ Britannia.
The course was that of the
Royal Northern Yacht club, 50
miles, the same as the yachts sailed
Wednesday. The prize was £6O,
offered by the Royal Northern Yacht
club. The Britannia finished at 4
hours 36 seconds and the Vigilant at
4:02:10. With time allowance of 3
minutes, therefore, the Britannia won
by 4 minutes 34 secouds.
Several Badly Hurt.
Pittsburgh, July 13. —At 8o clock a.
m. an express train on the West
Penn railroad “side wiped” the rear
end of a freight train, extending
from a sidetrack at Chcsswick sta
tion, 14 miles out from Allegheny
City. Baggagemaster M. D. Carroll
was badly hurt. W. S. Hutson, yard
master, had an arm broken and was
horribly cut about the head. W illiam
Davis, a passenger, had an arm broken
and received other severe injuries.
Fatal Collision.
Chicago, July 18.—A Wisconsin Cen
tral railway switch engine collided
with a Baltimore & Ohio coal train
just west of Johnson street at 1:30
o’clock p. m. The overturned cars de
molished a portion of Norton Bros.’
elevator and buried the train crews
under the ruins. One man was in
stantly killed, two are yet in the ruins
and three injured persons were re
moved to the hospital.
Guilty of MurUer.
Pittsburgh, Pa., July 13. —Albert
Woodley, the murderer of Mrs. Bu
chanan, his sweetheart, was found
guilty of murder iu the first degree at
11 o'clock a. m. The jury had been
out since Tuesday evening. The only
defense in the case was drunkenness.
Woodley is well connected in Brooklyn
and Washington, D. C.
Masonic Conclave Postponed.
Topeka, Kan., July 18.—The trien
nial convention of the General Grand
Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of
the United States, appointed to be
held in Topeka commencing July 18,
has been postponed by order of the
general grand high priest, George L.
Cahan, of Baltimore, Md., to August
22 at the same place.
Favor Compulsory Arbitration.
Washington, July 12.— Messrs. Me-
Gann, Erdman, Talbert, Pence. Keifer
and Gardner, the sub-eommittee of
the house labor committee, to which
the bill of Mr. Keifer proposing com
pulsory arbitration in strikes and
labor troubles was referred, met and
discussed the measure, but did not
reach an agreement. They agree that
the principle of arbitration is a good
one, but doubt the constitutionality
of the proposed law. -
Chinch-Bus# In the Corn.
Virginia, 111., July 12. -Many c-orn
fields are fairly alfve with chinch
bugs, and several hundred acres are
about destroyed by the past. The
wheat and oats harvest is nearly over,
and the bugs have been driven from
these fields to the corn fields, where
they are playing havoc.
Britannia Win# Again.
Glasgow, July 12. — Again the Brl- I
tannia and the V lgilant met in a race I
and again the prince of Wales’ yacht I
proved the victor. The distance sailed I
was 50 miles, twiee over a course near- J
ly square, then to the opposite angle j
of the square and back again. *
Bad Fire at Seneca Fall#. '
Seneca Falls, N. Y., July 13.—Fire J
In the Sheldon and Desky blocks
caused a loss of §41,000, with insur
j a nee of a little more than half. Two
I firemen were on the roof when it fell
and were carried down, but they held
to the hose and with its aid escaped,
though badly burned.
Shot Wife and Self.
Anderson, Ind., July 11.—Johi
} Drake aad his wife quarreled Moudaj
night. She left him and went to I
neighbors. At oa. m. he followed he*
there and called her out of tin
house on the pretense of seeking a re
conciliation. He then shot her threi
times, one bullet striking her in th<
| head, a second piercing the liver and *
third penetrating the stomach. Dr»k<
1 then sent a bullet into his rig hi
(tempi*. WUI ii*-
g-i s ;
Not Over 10,000 Men Have Thus
Far Quit Work in Chicago.
Disposition to Await the Result of
the Labor Conference Now in Ses
sion—Notes of the Situation.
Chicaqo, . July 13.—Developments In the
sympathetic strike of Chicago's allied trades
do not extend the existing labor troubles so
far as was expected. The present status of the
walkout Is not so encouraging for tho members
of the American Railway union as was hoped
for by them. There has been no paralysis of
the city's industries and the most liberal esti
mate would not include 10.000 men In the num
ber# of those who have dropped their tools.
Over 2,000 members of the district council of
the Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators
of America went on strike durin,, tkfr day.
They quit work in response to an order passed
by the district council Wednesday night. S.
S, Vaughan, president of the council, is author
ity for the statement that nearly all the union
pa'nters in the city have deserted their
jpttfte#. Alx>ut MO members of the M»-
chinists’ union went out. A member of Dis
trict Council No. 34. Knights of Labor. said a
general order for a strike of the knights had
beed promulgated, and that the men would re
port at headquarters, 184 Madison street, as
they stopped work. Five hundred butchers
who recently joined the Knights of Labor,
struck at the stock yards to-day.
Other trades which are affected by workmen
going out are the iron molders. 500: machine
worker*, 800: bakers, 600. silver gilders. .jyO;
carriage and wagon makers. 700; cloak makers,
1,000; seamen, 6.000; tin and sheetiron workers,
1,000. bicycle repairers, 100: hat and cap
makers, 100: cabinet makers. 000; plate glass
workers. 150; bridge ami structural iron work
ers. 3.000.
In an interview President Debs expressed
himself as exceedingly hopeful of ultimate vic
tory. Said he: “As I view the situation now it
presents a more favorable outlook for us than
ever before. The excitement and turbulence in
variably Incident to the birth of a great up
heaval have passed away. The atmos
phere is cleared, strife and turmoil are
elements that have ‘pissed in the night.’ One
is enabled to obtain a clear perspective of the
environment of the immense conflict now
waging. Cool-heade mess and earnest purpose
have succeeded to passion and diverse inten
tion. Now pubiic sentiment can calmly and
truly judge of the right and wrong in this
The Briggs house is the center of labor in
terests. President Samuel (Jumpers of the
American Federation of Labor and a large
number of the leaders of various branches of
that order are here to discuss the advisa iiity
of declaring a general strike throughout
the country at this time. Officers of
the American Federation of Labor now
present are: Samuel Gompers, president: C.
L. Drummond, second vice president: William
Brettel, third vice president: Chris Evans,
secretary, and John B. Lennon, treasurer.
Officers of other unions already here are Pat
rick Mcßryne, of Columbas, 0.. secretary of
the United Mine Workers of America; George
Horn, of St. Louis, secretary of the Bakers’ In
ternational union; George Bechtel and Ernst
Kurzeuknaabe, of St. Louis, secretaries of the
National Brewers union; J. W. MeKenny, of
Chicago, president of the Painters and Deco
rators of America; Thomas I. Kidd, secretary
of the National Woodworker’s union: T. J.
Elderkin. of Chicago, secretary National Sea
man’s union, and George W. Perkins, secre
tary of the International Cigarmaker's union.
The conference met at the Briggs house at
11 o'clock a. m. No Important action was
taken, and at 12:30 an adjournment was had
until 2:30 o'clock p. m. The most interesting
work of opening session was the invitati ,-n ex
tended by tho conference to President Debs,
of the A. R. !*., to come before it in the even
ing and presen - the whole matter at issue.
It is probable that the conference will last
two or three days, as the announcement was
made that committees from many trades
will report to the council the effect
of the strike on their various organi
zations. and at the same time turn
over us much information on the sub
ject as mav *-« desired. The council will in
this way t.jt a review of the situation from
affiliated orders, and, after being thoroughly
advised in the premises, will decide whether it
Is best to order out the federation or to re
main inactive during the period of the strike.
with cou<hffsttß , **(*tfU -- -
to be unworthy of mention, and the steadily
improving situation gives promise that a nor
mal state of affairs on all lines will
be restored within a day or two. Reports
of railroads to the General Managers' associa
tion are all in one strain, and indicate that the
strike is over so far as the railroads are con
cerned. So confident are they that the trouble
is over that they have decided to close the bu
reau of information connected with the associ
ation. , .
Uncle Sam’s railway mail service is getting
Into shape agaiu after the severe blow it re
ceived from the strike. Wednesday, for the first
time in nearly two weeks, the mails from the
Chicago post office arrived and departed on
time. This is considered by railroad men
evidence that the Pullman boycott has been
a failure, for the railway companies have con
tended right along that they will not take out
a mail car unless a Pullman sleeper goes in
the train.
Union Stock Yards, lIL, July 13.—A1l the
butchers to the number of «!» employed by
Armour, SwUt and Morris quit work in ac
cordance with the general strike ordered
by General Master Workman Sovereign,
of the K. of L- Several non-union men were
put to work in the killing department and
soon a crowd of nearly 5<W men and boys gath
ered in the streets and threatened the workers
with violence, when a call was sent in to Capt.
Dexter for military protection. Policemen
Lieut. Haley, the commanding offleer, sent Co.
B of the Second regiment to dis ® ers ‘L„ t *i®
crowd, and guar„ ,ne packing nouse. Nearly
all the roads brought in cattle trains during
the morning. . ...
A tour of the packing-houses showed that
killing was going yn at Armour's where work
was begun at 9 o'clock. Here it was said they
had ay the men they needed. Swift A Co.’s
killing began at noon. Nelson Morris & Co.
were packing and shipping as usual, but no
killing was made because of the scarcity of
Dispatches regarding the situation at oth<sr
points say that at Cleveland the strike is a
thing of the past, and there is a stampede
among the strikers to get back to work; the
old men are being given their former positions
with few exceptions; freight traffic has
been resumed. At St. l.ouis all trains,
passenger and freight, are running with
out interruption; a meeting of delegate#
from all the trades unions in the city called
for Saturday night threatens to result in a
general Industrial strike. The situation at To
ledo, 0., is decidedly improved; all roads, ex
cept the Erie, are moving froight without In
terruption. At Danville, UL, freight trafflic
has been resumed, but It is feared the strikers
may create trouble as soon as the militia is
Washington, July 13.—Postmaster General
Bissell has received a number of communica
tions from railway officials complaining of the
obstructions on their lines and consequent In
terruptions. To all of them he has sent a
reply stating that railway companies are
expected by the government to put
forth unusual efforts in the performance of
government and public business, and, in tact,
exhaust all of their available resources in ful
filling their obligations to the government as
carriers of the United States malls. The fact
that managers of railway companies mav an
ticipate that their trains will be obstructed
and property destroyed cannot be regarded as
sufficient justification for them to withdraw
trains from servico and make no effort lo
transport the malls.
Pottery Strike Settled.
Washington, July 13.—Through the good
offices of Senator Smith, of New Jersey, the
strike of pottery-workers, involving about
7.000 laborers in New Jersey, was settled, and
as a collateral effort the difficulties iu the same
j trade in Ohio, lnvolviug about 6,000 men pos
sibly, will also be settled. The men resume
work at a reduction of 2% per cent, from t lie
scale paid before June J.
Feeling at Washington.
“Jump Into
the Wagon
and we’ll all take a ride.” If the wagon
is greased with
the ride will be more pleasant, the horse
won’t have to do any more than his
rightful share of work, and there will be
but little wear on the wagon. It« the
slickest grease you ever saw. Sold by
all dealers. Give it a trial.
Wadham’s Oil and Grease Co.
Debs Is Hopeful.
Labor Leaders Meet.
At the Stock Yards.
Situation at Other Points.
Kebukes the Railways.
WafiBiKUTOM. July 13.—President Cleveland
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mental! U S [strong
M. H inim >r*y. a well-known business man
of Hilisliofa. Va.. Send* this testimony to
the merit-, ot Ayer** S irsapaftfia: “Several
years a to. I nirt my leg. me Injury leaving
a sore v liioit t 's( to ervaipefts. My suffertugs
were e ,trem *, my leg. 'iwm the knee to the
ank.e. being a solid s .re. Which b'gan to ex
tend to other purls of the body. Afiertrying
various remedies, I began ink Inc Ayer’s
Sarsaparilla. :m»4. In-'ore Iha i finished tie*
first ls»;tie, I . xitei(-need great relief; tl.e
second tool'le « ed a complete cure.” •
Ayer’s Sarsaparilla
* repaired by Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Man.
Cures others,will cure you
rooks out over a country where enforced quiet
prevails. Three of the great cities of the
United States swatta with armed troops—Chi
cago. Sacramento and Los Angeles. There
are numerous other districts in which Federal
troops art operating and making the strikers,
passively at least, obey the laws.
The developments of the last two days have
produced the belief In the official mind that
the backbone of the strike is broken. This be
lief is confirmed by the action of the trades
unions all over the country in refusing to obey
the orders issued by their commanders to go
out on a sympathetic strike.
Cost of Putting Down the Strike.
Washington. July 13.—The cost to the
United States of putting down the railroad
strike in the west is estimated by government
officials at fully tl ,000,000. It may foot up
more. The estimates include telegraph bills,
deputy marshals' pay and transportation and
maintenance of United States troops. The
estimate for marshals' pay in Chicago alone is
from $150,000 to £03.000. and congress in a few
davß wilt be asked to appropriate this as it is
Firemen Decide to Strike.
Cincinnati, July 13.—The Brotherhood of
Firemen has decided to strike. This action
was taken by the committee regardless of
Chief Sargent. Bach lodge is supposed to
order its own strike so that the responsibility
will rest on the whole brotherhood and not on
the shoulders of one man.
• President May Investigate,
Washington, July 13.—The president it
thinking of. examining into the merits
6f the strike on his own account. Should
he so conclude, and it is believed by one ol
his close advisers that he will do
so, he will appoint a commission for the pur
pose, and this commission may, if the parties
interested In the controversy desire, act as a
board of arbitration to settle the difficulty.
Victims of Earthquake* in Turkey Nutu
ber Over a Hundred.
Const antinoi’lk, July 13. —The num
ber of victims of the earthquake, up
to Wednesday evening l , is officially
stated to be 110, but the real number is
believed to be far larger. The center
of the disturbance seems to have been
•the town of Brusa. at the north
foot of Mount Olympus, 57 miles
southeast of Constantinople, one of the
oldest and most important commercial
cities of Turkey. Slight earthquake
shocks continued from time to time
throughout the night, but the city is
its normal anuearance.
The seismic disturbances extended
throughout a wide area The casual
ties were greater than earlier reports
indicated. A shock was felt through
out the peninsula of Anatolia, 236
miles from here. Many railway sta
tions have been damaged, and the
town of Jalova, on the gulf of Ismidt,
is almost totally destroyed. At
Stamboul the principal undulation
appears to have followed a
straight line from the mosque of
Sultan Ahmen to Edirde Kapon, a dis
tance of two miles. Great damage
was done all along the line, and many
lives were lost. At the village of San
Stefauo the sea suddenly receded for a
distance of 200 yards, then returned as
suddenly, hurling the boats violently
over the quays, doing great damage.
AMawln Prendergast Mas Another Chance
for His Life.
Chicago, J uly 13.—Prendergast may I
not hang Friday. Judge Grosscup to-1
day denied the application for a writ I
of habeas corpus in his behalf, |
but took under advisement a I
motion to stay the execution I
pending an appeal to the Unit- I
ed States supreme court, which I
Prendergast's attorneys have prayed. I
Judge Grosscup has requested Judge I
Woods to come here from Indianapolis J
Friday morning to sit with him in I
hearing the application for an appeal. I
Should an appeal be granted, a stay I
of execution will necessarily be \
issued and Prendergast s case will j
probably be in the United States
court for several years. Judge Gross
cup expects to render his decision on
the question of the appeal and the
stay of execution early Friday, and
has requested Sheriff Gilbert to post
pone the execution of Prendergast to j
the last possible moment, unless the
court reaches a decision sooner in the
Gov. Altgeld declined to announce
what his action will be on the appli
cation for a reprieve for Prendergast.
He will wait until the matter has been
acted upon by the United States court.
It is said, however, that the governor
will not interfere in the assassin’s be
half, but will permit the law to take
its course.
Money Shipments Are Resumed.
Washington, July 18.—That the
treasury department regards the strike
as practipally over is shown in the
issuance of an order by Treasurer
Morgan for the resumption of ship
ments of money between the several
sub-treasuries, which was suspended
when the labor troubles became acute.
It is not expected that shipments will
be made to points where there is still
apy danger, but such points are now
exceedingly few.
For Cougrew.
Congressional nominations w'ere
made as follows: Illinois, Sixteenth
district, Gen. John 1. Rinaker (rep.).
Indiana, Eighth district, M. C. Rankin
(pop.). Missouri, First district, C. N.
Clark (rep.). Kansas, Second district,
O. L. Miller (rep.). Ohio, Fourth dis
trict, Joseph White (pop.). Kentucky,
Tenth district, William Beekner
(dem.). Pennsylvania, Twenty-sixth
district, J. C. Sibley (rep.), renomi
To Take Pullman’*
St Louis, Mo., July 13.—A company
is being formed by capitalists in this
city to take the place of the Pullman
Palace Car company. That phase of the
business is not announced, but it is
understood that the trouble involving
the Pullman concern has hastened the
organization here. The capital stock
of the St Louis corporation is to be
56,000,000 and the company is to be
called the Continental Palace Car com
pany. Wlwttn UeU » Stay.
New York, July 13. Justice Bassett
in the supreme court has granted a
certificate of reasonable doubt in the
case of Erastus Wiman. This acts as a
stay of sentence and prevents the com
mitment of Mr. Wiman to the peni
Statehood (or Utah.
Washington, July 13.— The house
ha* concurred in the senate amend
ments to the house bill for the admis
sion of Utah, This passes the bill and
sends it to the president for his ap
■i ' y '•
Prende’gast (Joes to the Scaffold
Without Flinching,
The Assassin of Carter Harrison Ex
piates His Great Crime —The
Story of His Execution.
Chicago, July 14.— At 11:47>$ o’clock
a. m. Patrick Eugene Joseph Prender
gast was hanged in the corridor of the
Cook county jail for the murder of
Carter H. Harrison. Prendergast re
tained his nerve to the end and ap
proached his doom without a faltering,
lie made no dying speech on the scaf
fold and not a word was spoken from
the time he stepped on the trap until
the end. The drop fell at 11:47>f and
the body was cut down at 11:58.
Lait Hop® Gone.
The application of the attorneys of
Prendergast to the United States
courts for a writ of habeas corpus and
a stay of execution was a failure.
Judge Grosscup Thursday afternoon
rendered a decision refusing the
writ and also refusing to al
low an appeal to the supreme
court of the United States. This
decision carried with it the refusal to
grant an order upon the state author
ities for a stay of execution. ' This
was a death-blow to the last hope of
the condemned man and us
for the execution were at once >, W
menced. At first he refused to belie*
that he would he executed, saying that
certainly some power would intervene
to save him from such a fate.
Became Resigned to HU Fate.
Later, however, he became resigned
to death and when Chancellor Mul
doou and Father Barry, whom
previous to this time he had refuse to
receive, called on him he allowed
them to enter the room. When they
came in he was sullen and morose, hut
later on was softened by the kindly
words of the clergymen and bright
ened up.
Parted with HU Mother.
About 1 o’clock Prendergast’s mother
called with a clean shirt and under
wear. She remained a few minutes
and then took her leave. Both the
mother and her unfortunate son were
greatty affected at parting. Shortly
after his mother left Prendergast lay
down on the cot and took a few hours
of sleep. Re slept soundly and seemed
much refreshed when he awoke.
Ate Ravenously.
As is the custom, the assassin was
closely guarded by bailiffs during the
night. Between fl and 7 o'clock Pren
dergast partook heartily of a breakfast
of ham and eggs. He showed a raven
ous appetite and about tf o'clock sent
word to Jailer Morris that he wW
toes, sliced tomatoes and chocolate.
This meal Prendergast disposed of
quickly and he stemed to relish it
Somewhat Nervous.
At 9:55 o’clock Sheriff Gilbert went q
to Prendergast's room and read the ai
death warrant. The assassjiv talked «
freely with his spiritual' advisers and A
several times, apparently fearing that j,
they would desert him, remarked: 1*
“You must stay with me to the end.”
As the hour for his execution came
nearer lYendergast showed some signs
of slightly increasing nervousness. Hut
on the whole he was remarkably calm
and well-collected. Throughout the
jail the officers and other attaches re
j marked about his behavior, for it was
I the general opinion that he would
weaken badly a good while before the
hanging. At 11 o’clock his brother
John was admitted. Prendergast
greeted his brother kindly, but the ®
latter did not remain loner. There
I was an affecting leave-greeting, and *
I then John hurried through the
crowd in the jail office, weeping bit- £
I ter^V ' March to the GaUowi. <
J At 11:40 Sheriff Gilbert ordered the >
I march to the scaffold to begin. At 1
I the head! * little column walked i
Sheriff (/ betraying the 1
emotion J being obliged ]
I to tak/ a human be-
I ing ev/ it man was a
j criminl ne Jailer Mor-
I r j s ,e almost to
} death! followed the
I conde > was joined near
I the el iil proper by Rev.
I Father endergast looked
1 straig\ It is doubtful if
1 he sa\Wi»» His
I face was florid antkgi-’iemed to- be suf
’ I fused. He walked unsupported, but
' I his legs seemed weak and he dragged
' j his feet after him with a slow, weari-
I some movement.
On the Trap.
*1 Prendergast kept his nerve to the
I last. When he faced about on the
‘ scaffold and looked down the corri-
I dor filled with the people who
. came to see him die, a percepti-
I ble tremor passed over him, but
* he made no outcry. He looked
I squarely ahead and only once or
J twice opened his mouth as though to
I get more air. Five or six times he took
e a labored breath, as though the better
6 to keep his nerves steady. Father
e Barry came in front of him and
r J offered the last offices of tne
>- I church. The condemned man was
il pinioned? and everyone listened for
d j the dying declaration he was ex
8. I pected to make, but he did not open
II his lips. ailer Morris waited a
111 moment for Prendergast to speak,
w I but as he stood looking steadily
[ out before him over the heads of
j the crowd and past the terrible noose
I the jailer seized the white cap which
J lay on a chair and pulled it over Pren
\ I dergast’s head, shutting out his last
n I sight of the world. It was fastened
I closely around his neek and then Mor
. I ris reached for the noose, passed it
■ j over the head of the sheeted figure
J and tightened it under the left ear.
The Drop Fall*.
After a hasty glance to see that
Prendergast's feet were properly
placed, Jailer Morris motioued the
deputies back, gave a quick spring to
ward the cabinet, pressed the signal
button and then with a rustling sound
the drop gave way beneath the assas
sin's feet. It was then 11:47:80 o’clock.
The sheeted figure fell the length of
the rope and came to a stop with a
quick jerk, which broke the neck.
Dr. Fortner, the county physioian,
stepped forward and grasped the
wrist of the dying man to count the
fast-failing pulse-beats. The sheriff’s
jury of doctors, who had occupied the
front seats, formed a ring around the
body and eacfr held his fingers to the
pulse for a minute. At 11:38 Dr.
Fortner waved his hand to Sheriff
Gilbert. All was over. The famous
case was ended. Prendergast was
The v ,»*l.
At 12 o’clock the body was lowered
into the coffin ready to receive it and
Ia few minutes later the undertaker
hurried it away to prepare it
for burial, Preudergast’a appear
ance after the hanging waa as
good as might be expected. Hto 2m*
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was very white and his eyes were
closed. The only mark as a result of
the execution was a purple streak
about his neck, caused by contact with
the rope. The body was taken charge
of by Undertaker Carroll, of 190 Wells
street, and taken in a hearse to Cal
vary, where short services were held
over the grave.
The Crime of Frtaderput.
On the night of October 28, 1893. the city of
Chicago was thrown into consternation and
sorrow. Its mayor. Carter Henry Harrison,
prominent in political Ufa for twenty-thrae
years, was murderd. At his home on Ash
land boulevard Mayor Harrison was shot by a
man who came in the guise of a peaceful vis
itor at 8 o'clock, and twenty-seven minutes
later the mayor breathed his last. Mayor
Harri son had been at the world's fair all day.
He returned to his home at 6 o’clock, tired
out. After dinner at 8 o'clock Mr. Harrison
retired Co a back room and lay down upon a
couch to get a little rest. At 8
o'clock the front door beU rung. The maid
who answered the summons found waiting
there a small young man, with wizened,
smooth-shaven face, who asked to see the
mayor. Thinking that she recognized him,
the girl let the caller in. After waking Mr.
Harrison she went down-stairs.
The Fatal Shots Fired.
Mayor Harrison advanced to meet his caller,
and a tew words ensued between the two. when
the Intruder drew his revolver and shot the
mayor three times. He then made his escape.
Mayor Harrison fell upon the floor qf the
dining-room of his residence, and although
every effort was made to save his life he died
within a half an hour.
The Murderer’s Reasons.
The assassin escaped pursuit, but within the
hour gave himself up at the Desplaines street
police station. The murderer was Patrick
Eugene Joseph Prendergast and his trial for
the murder was one of the most remarkable in
the history of the criminal courts. He justi
fied his crime on the ground that Mayor
Harrison had broken faith with him.
Prendergast asserted that he had helped to
secure the election of Harrison, and that in re
turn for his services he was to be made cor
poration counsel. Because he did not get the
office, he said, he shot the mayor. The murder
was committed on Saturday evening. On Sun
day a coroner's jury held Prendergast for the
crime, and on Monday the grand jury indicted
him. All of this he took very coolly, and said
that if he had a fair trial he would be ac-
Remarkable Effort to Save Him.
He was tried first before Judge Brentano and
a jury in the,-" -iminal court. His attorneys
at first were K a. Wade, J. C- Esslck and John
Heron. Then C. S. Darrow came into the case,
and with him at his solicitation came S. 8.
Gregory and J. S. Harlan. The first trial re
sulted in a verdict of guilty of murder, and
Prendergast was sentenced to be hanged
March iS. The supreme court of the
state was appealed to in vain. A su
persedeas was refused. Acting Governor
Joseph Gill was asked for a reprieve or
commutation of sentence and he declined to
interpose between Prendergast and the rope.
Judge Harlan and Jenkins, of the United
States court, were applied to for a writ of habe
as corpus, which they denied. At last, on the
morning of the day before the day set for
the execution Judge Arthur Chetlaln began an
inquiry into the point raised by the lawyers
that Prendergast had become insane since the
first trial and was not in a condition for the
execution upon him of the sentence of the law.
After a most dramatic all-night session of
court the execution, then only a few
hours distant, was postponed. There
were many delays and legal quibbles
of various kinds, and finally the question
of Prendergast's sanity was brought to trial
before Judge Payne in the last week of June.
The hearing was yoi concluded by July 2, the
Bailey, oMlte supreme court of thEstate, for
writ of error and a supersedeas. He denied
the petition. Gov. AltgeJA* was appealed to.
and he, too, refused to-Wterfere with the ver
dict of two juries. Then application for a
writ of habeas corpus was made to Judge
Grosscup of the United States circuit court
and was refused. An appeal to the supreme
court of the United States was prayed and
with it a stay of execution was asked for.
After a full hearing of these applications by-
Judge Grosscup they were denied, and the
last possible resort to save Prendergast had
Federal Uraud Jury Told to Widen the
Scope or Its Inquiry.
Chicago, July 14.—Judge Grosscup
has instructed the federal grand jury
to widen the scope of its inquiry in
to violations of the United States
statutes to take in the conduct of the
higher railroad officials if evidence of
a tangible nature warranting such
action were brought to their attention
by the district attorney or by any
person of whatsoever station in life.
The court informed the jurors that
the public prints had asserted that
some of our fellow citizens believed
the interference with the mails and
interstate commerce was the result of
a conspiracy on the part of j
men higher in the railroads
than the employes. This was
plainly a warning from the
bench that the position in life of
the general managers did not exempt
them from investigation. In a delib
erate manner the court addgd that if
two or more of these higher officials
conspired together or wrongfully
agreed to stop the mails and
interstate commerce for the pur
pose of obtaining public sympathy,
they were guilty of conspiracy;
or if these men wrongfully agreed
to discharge men who otherwise would
not be d 5 charged for the purpose of
creating public sympathy, thus inter
fering with the operation of the mails,
they were guilty of conspiracy. The
court concluded by declaring that the
uu orof the federal grand jury should
always remain open for all inquiry
from ever source if the grievance
presented possessed tangible form for
their consideration.
Regular Troop* Kill Two and Wound Sl*
Sacramento, Cal., July 14. —Regular
troops and strikers came tu conflict
here at noon and the soldiers fired
with deadly effect, killing two of the
striker and wounding si* others. The
battle was precipitated by the
strikers attacking the soldiers. Some
regulars were on a flat car on
Front street when a number of the
strikers opened fire on them without
any provocation. The soldiers at once
returned the fire, killing two and
wounding six strikers. The regulars
also fired on a striker who
to reach a switch engine **•
Front street. A bullet t
a vital place and he will \
A Ulaastrou* Hr*. '“"W
Springfield. 111., July 14. —The town
of New Berlin, 10 miles west of here,
has been almost wiped off the face of
the earth by fire. Four city blocks,
banks, business houses and residences
are in ashes, entailing a loss of $250,-
000. The fire was of incendiary origin,
and there is no clue to perpetrators.
Many families are rendered destitute
and this city has been asked for aid
and protection.
Joliet, 111., July 14.—An explosion
of a blasvon the drainage contract of
Mason, Hogue A King, at Romeovllle,
killed Andrew Gustaffson and mor
tally wounded Ous Anderson. The
men went back too soon after the
blast, and a shower of rock fell on
them. Gustaffson was mangled into a
pulp and Anderson was badly hurt in
ternally and had a leg broken.
lagenoU Not Ketsln«<t.
New York, July 14.-Col. Robert G.
Ingeraoll, when interviewed at his
home in Dobbs Ferry in regard to a
dispatch from Minneapolis that the
colonel, on account of his personal
friendship for President Debs, of the
American Railway union, would take
a hand in defending the latter, said it
was the first he had heard of it. He
had not been retained.
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Death from a Blast.
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He Proposes to Probe Into th»
Causes of the Strike.
A Commission of Arbitration Will
Be Appointed Under the O’Neill
Law of 1888.
Washington, July 14. —lt was
officially announced at the white
house Thursday night that the pres
ident will appoint a commission,
by the authority given him by the
arbitration act of 1888, to investigate
the labor troubles at Chicago and else
where, and report to the president and
congress. The commission to be ap
pointed has not been selected,
and it may be a number of days
before the appointments are an
nounced. This determination on
the part of the president was
arrived at after an interview with
Secretary-Treasurer Hayes, of the
Knights of Labor, McGuire and C. N.
French, of the executive committee,
and Mr. Schoenfaber, who were In
troduced to the president Thursday
afternoon by Senator Kyle and who
came bearing credentials from the
American Railway union, the Pullman
employes and several labor organiza
After discussing the various features
of the situation for more than an hour
the president promised that if the
leaders would return to Chicago and
use their influence toward restoring
peace and order he would appoint the
commission as soon as the disturb
ances had ceased to such an extent as
to render a careful, thoughtful inves
tigation possible.
LRuieiuicM Must First Cease.
The president laid great emphasis
on the fact that no steps coul&be
taken in this direction until lawless
ness had ceased, and he made his
promises contingent on the pledge of
the labor leaders to see to it that So
far as organized labor is eoncernsd
the trouble at Chicago and elsewhere
will immediately disappear.
Invited to Chicago.
A telegram was received by the pres
ident from President Gompers, of the
Federation of Labor, asking him to
come to Chicago or send a representa
tive to confer with prominent labor
leaders concerning the situation. No
answer has yet been made to the in
vitation. The telegram, which is
signed by representatives of twenty
three organizations affiliating with
the American Federation, is as follows:
"Chicago. July 12, *HW.—To the President of
the United States: The gravity of the indus
trial situation of the country demands extraor
dinary and exceptional action of a ooncilatogy.. -
character at the hands of all men. Ret ugulzing
this fact the executive council of fhe American
name or thV vtar-tring* jfcn
"tire"'cTtrfTOSKlp' of our country to lend
your influence and give us your aid so that
the present industrial crisis may be brought
to an end. alike to the advantage of the people
of our country and the institutions under which
we live. We therefore ask you to come to Chi
cago to meet this conference, or if the state of
public business does not warrant such a course
that you will deputize some one as your repre
Provisions of the Law.
At the conference the attention of
the president was called to the con
cluding sections of the general arbi
tration law which was approved Octo
ber 1, 1888, and which was passed at
the first session of the Fiftieth
Section 6 provides that the president
may select two commissioners, who,
together with the commissioner of la
bor, sliull form a temporary commis
sion for the purpose of examining into
the causes of any strike controversies,
the conditions accompanying it and
the possibilities of securing an am
icable adjustment.
The law provides that the services
of such a commission may be tendered
by the president for the purpose of e#t
tiing such a controversy, either
his own motion or upon the applica
tion of one of the parties to the con
troversy, or on the request of the gov
ernor of the state where the trouble
Section 8 of the law gives the com
mission power to visit the disturbed
locality, make a careful inquiry into
the causes of the trouble, advise the
respective parties what they should do
to adjust the matter, and finally to
make a written decision of their
own findings, which is to be
filed not only with the commissioner
of labor, but also with the secretary of
the state in which the controversy ex
ists. The commissioner of labor ia
made the chairman of the committee
aud he is given authority to administer
oaths and summon witnesses exactly
as a United States commissioner or
The commission as suggested by the
act has no power to bind either party
to the dispute, but it may perform val
uable service in the way of suggesting
a basis of settlement, and at leaat
could make an official record of the
testimony of witnesses sworn to .tell
the truth.
Killed by an Officer.
Columbus. 0., July 11.—Thomas
Green, a crook for whom the polic*
have beeu looking for several days
was shot and instantly killed by Po
lice Officer George Feist. Feist ah
tempted to arrest Green, when th«
latter drew a revolver and fired tw<
shots, neither taking effect. Feist
then fired, Filling Green instantly.
Toledo, 0., July 14.— Edou. a small
* wn in Williams county, was visited
trsday by a most disastrous eonfta
resulting in a loss of 5176,000
worth of property. Seventy-two build
ings were destroyed, including nearly
the entire business section of the town.
Boycott Pullman Cara.
Sioux City, la, July 14. —Nearly 8,000
lowa traveling men have joined in a
boycott against Pullman cars to assist
the Pullman strikers in compelling the
Puilmau company to arbitrate
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