To loan at 6 por oent annual in threat,
with privilege of payment of part or
whole loan on any interest pay «*jT*
Etna large list of farm and cttj
property to sell or trade. Also eonas
choics western land to sell or trade foi
good farm or city property.
Money Loaned od 2d Mortgage
t Call and see me at office owfte
* ker’s shoe store, on north side of
John P. Hiatt,
Real Estate, Loan and Insnranoe Ag&«
S?yi- and Notary Fnblla
Franked Bach & 00.,
The Oldest Bank in Mahaska
WiHrcawjbe deposltes and tranaqat-A
gencrUl bankittg, exchange aid
businesMfce game as an incorporated ban«
Exchange on alt the principal cities of
th* United States aad all cities of Europe
bought and xo‘d at, a nas to anlt the pur
chasers. .... i
Passage tickets to and frona at* points in
Europe for sa e at the lo vest rates
Collections will receive prompt atten-
M'do a strictly legitimate banking busl
»s, and give the wants of customers
■«L Sk evers, C. E. Lor land.
mesa National Bait,
Wa. H. Skev«r», J. W. McSCcr-ua,
J. trlftfKtl, D. W. Lobiho,
Jmo. .J. Pkick, Jr. IL L Spencer,
k . Mbs. II Spencer.
First Nation »l Hank. New York.
GUunac, Son & Co , New kork.
First National Bank, Chicago.
Citizsn’s Sat’l Hank. Dea Moines.
Davenport Nat’l Bank, Davenport.
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C. H. VeuNon, U. 8. Howabt>,
preside* U V.-Pres.
John It. Bauxks, Cashier.
OF OSKt.DOO.SA, IOWA.
Surplus $ 8,000
%. HU Gibbs/ W. A. Severs. W. K.
Lv- v, .lyhri Nash, R. Kedmsn,
C. H. B. Pnpe, J^H.
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G. Jo***: * 1 Jno- U. Warren,
iilf ai II ivy A
f TO EXCHANGE
life city property or good personal prop
erty. Correspondence solicited.
J. R. GENTRY.
Root Estate and Insurance.
Office in Evans Building, 08kaloosa,Ia.
Oowan & Hambleton’s
Loan and Abstract Office.
$20,000 to loan at 6 per cent interest on
tlkr years time; borrower having tbe option
topay part or all of principal after first
VO also have a complete sst of Abstract
Books of all
Lands and Town Lata
In Mahaska County,. lowa.
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE MADE
ON SHORT NOTICE.
Office in front room of new Masonic build
ing, northeast corner of Public Square.
- OSKALOOSA, IOWA.
lines or *e« , per year ...J6 00
Ea line 1 00
F. W. McCALU
OskVoosa M-rble and Granite Works,
214'R isfh Avenue west, Oskaloosa, lowa.
Office in 2xehange Block, on High Ave
a tie yrcst, over Newbrand A Pike s drug
store, Oskaloosa, lowa. *
T. ~ ATTORITETS
*-j. And Notary Public
Special attention given to damage
:md land claims. Office: Rooms 3 and 4
Evans building, south east corner squar,,
J-J M PERDUE^
nd Notary Public. Rose Hill, lowa.
yyriLL g jon ls,
And Notary ‘‘untie. Offic- in Suite No 1.
r^OLTO N A Me* OY.
A tto rn ey 8 - at - La w,
Osb&loo**. lowa ’ Office over H jber A
KalUacb’s harfiwa.e «tore.
\A* W HASKELJ ,
Office in Phcenix block,O**' a*>osa. lowa,
Business •lrooiptly Attended to
JOHN F -A W. R. LACEY.
office oy r 1)5 South Market Street
Oskatoosa, lowa. Prompt attention given
to collections. Probate business w’iil re
ceiv-careful a'OuOou. Busitess attend
ed to in the U. S. and State courts.
JP D. REID,
And Pension Attorney. I have had
years p.f experience in pension matters: ail
n--r< to coaiuilt me, no matter
whether- you' have an attorney or not.
Office in front mows over Geo. E. Fraker
A Co's., north side of square.
Q.EO. G..TURNER, M. D.,
Fliyaician and Surgeon.
building, over Pickett's drug store, 2*'s.
Residence 2 blocks south and 2 blocks
west ot fhe Herald office.
DR. J. W. MORGAN.
. Eye and Ear Physician.
Eyes carefully tested and measured for
spectacles. Oskaloosa lowa.
a- * .
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For all kinds of Job Work. .
VOL. 44, NO. 50.
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4 Diarrhea, of Children or Adults .125
7 Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis .25
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20— Whooping Cough 25
27 Kidney Diseases 225
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Bold by Drnggtet*, or aeot prepaid on receipt ot price.
Da ilcsrasEre' Mamval ties pages,) bailkd rasa
HIXPHKEW HKD.IO., 11l a lit WUEasa St., KEW YOKE.
MOIEV LAXD An.
J. I k W. I LACEY,
Land & Pension Agency
We have on our books a Hrgs Dumber
of ftruis ai.d houses n t»)vn: also many
thousand acres of wild land. If you have
real estate to sell or wish to buy, give us a
call. We pay tax*> in any pm of the
state. Conveyancing done. Office over
I<7 vV High AveuD*OsE ilooa i ’ low a. One
Bundled ni>e Kiln (Hug lots m Lacey’s ad
dition t i Oskaloosa.
Many are entitled to an increase of pen
sion and a great many bounties are unpaid
and commutation atio back pay due.
These matters we give prompt and care
ful attention. No charges only when suc
JOHN A & GKO. KaLBACH,
I. KALBACH &, SON.
With a targe stock of everything usually kept in a
first class Lumber Yard , Good grades , lowest cur
rent We hope to merit a continuance of the
very liberal patronage extended the old firm for the
oast twenty-five years.
July 1, 1890
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Editor and Proprietor.
OSKALOOSA, - - - IOWA.
A SONG OF TROUBLE.
Little bit of a fellow
Couldn’t get him to sleep;
And the mother sighed m he tossed and
“He’a such a trouble to keep.”
Little bit of a fellow—
Couldn’t get him to sleep!
Little bit of a fellow—
But the eyes of the mother weep;
For one sad night that was lost to light,
. God smiled aud put him to sleep—
Little bit of a fellow,
And he wasn’t a troub i to keep!
—F. L. Stanton in Atk xta Constitution.
—All the Illinois national guard are
now iu the field, against riot and an
—The United Sta’es flag forever, and
It floating high! It's folds are ample
for ail protection!
—The veteran* of the war stand 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 aud
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 Populistic egg in this
districts Now they are tr/iug to get
the six other geeses to adopt the gosling.
—lf James Barber Holton don't shut
up about Grover the martial law will
catch end teach him horse sense on
great nati< nal matters. This is official.
Chicago gave Cleveland thirty
thousand majority, aud theu the same
elements proceeded, two yeais later, to
raise Hades. These things are sorrow
—The corner stone for the lowa Sol
dicis'Vloi uruant will be laid on Hat
tie dig day —August 10 There will be
a mignidcent crowd theie. lowa
crowds pre all magnificent.
—The Globe Democrat says 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.
He was afraid to move until Grover
Cleveland forced him and the governor
George M. Pullman is not the only
man who has grown rich over the in
vention of some poor fellow with genius
in his be id The aggregation is veiy
large, aid it is very hoggish, and its
descendants are sweepstakes in the
.Vben the tariff monstrosity was
sent to a conference committee it took
with the president's martial law procla
mation, aud the record of more turmoil
in labor ranks than this country ever
saw. It is noteworthy that in substance
these things were all prophesied by the
republicans in 1892.
—“There can be but two aides to the
question: we must Le either for the
government or against it.” The editors
of the Ottumwa Sun and The Oska
loosa Herald, Btand 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 Campfield, the veteran Fairfield
democrat, ii credited with having said:
‘The democratic party in lowa is in no
need of a Moses to lead them out of the
wildernees. 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 bean extremely inter
esting paper of personal recollections
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
democratic cvunty 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? What conditions would it
have shown In the really striking sec
tions of Ohio and Maryland? “Whose
dad was under the hay ?”
UNDER GRANDPA'S HAT.
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 oodlins ot work
there was tor everybody who wanted
to work, at good pay, and everything
went swimmingly, didn’t tt?
Under grandpa's hat the railroad! j ust
fairly groaned and grumbled at the
work they had to do. 'Pears tor 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
paid for the privilege a good round tax,
and that kept the treasury fat—fat
enough for the billion dollar-congresses
to pass aroand the pie generally and
freely and righteously.
Under grandpa's hat there was no
scheme concocted to knock sick old
pensioners out oo petty pleas, in order
to make a great saving on paper, to
blow In on nun of U» fair
—l uder grandpa s bat, come to think
about it. we had no soup-houses for
tho hungry unemployed, for we did not
Llf&T© ftuy of
Gift came under grandpa's hat came
OSKALOOSA, MAHASKA COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 19, 1894.
GOOD FOR JUDGE RYAN. |
The Newton Journal reports that at
the fair grounds on the 4th of July,Mr.
Yon Court read the Declaration of in
dependence. At it s conclusion he made
a short address. Among other things
be 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. Von 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 tbe
anniversary of the nation’s birth, such
utterances are ill-timed and untrue. I
eay 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
stale 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 education is within the reach
of all. Every neighborhood is provided
with its public ichool; in nearly every
county is a college; Jasper county has
opened the doom of one within tbe last
year. Go where you will you have
church privileges that brin£ within your
reach for you and jour children, relig
ious instructiou. 1 venture to say that
evidences of prosperity meet you on
every hand w herever you go that cannot
be exeel It d iu any other Btate or county.
The fine farm houses, the large barns
and splendid farms tell us of the gen
eral prospei ity and happiness of our
people. Ytu have but to look about
you to see ou every hand the evidence
of peace, happiness snd prosperity
much to be thaDkful for and little cause
for complaint. The sentiments of my
friend have onl? for their purpose to
breed diecoutent aud 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
numbers 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 pei form well its part so that
when we transmit to our children these
blessiDgs and this government it shall
be better, and so on each generation
should take up this doty. The Declar
ation of Independeuce is good enough
for me! We need no tew Declaration
of Independence 1”
Dr. Priec’s Cream Baklug Powder
Woms'l Fair Hkjmmt Medal and Diploma.
An exchange very thoughtfully pre
ired a list of new laws passed by the
lai t legislature. These laws took effect
July 4tb, and all should acquaint them
selves with them.
The nimrodicals want to look out,
and take a little cash along, not only to
buy the small boy’s string of fish, but
to harmonize himself with the new 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 age any cigars,
cigarettes, or tobacco in any form, ex
cept upon the written order of parent
or guardian. The penalty is a fine of
not less than $5 nor more than SIOO.
It is now necessary to be a little “shy”
about throwing money at the birds on
election day. The agreement to pay
money toil d nee per sons to re fra in from
voting, or perform any service or labor
on election day in the interest of any
candidate, or in the Interest of any
political party, is made a misdemeanor
and subjects both the one who makes
the proposition and the one who accepts,
to the fine of not lees than SSO. or by
imprisonment not exceeding ninety
A maiden of thirty-nine summers
may continue to “makeup” her face,
but no imitation butter or cheese,which
is colored to resemble the genuine
articles, can be manufactured or sold
in the state since July 4th without sub
jecting the manufacturer or seller to a
fine cf not lets than SSO f« r the first of
fense and s*so for ihe second, or a jail
sentence in each Instance.
The fellow who probably get* knock
ed out the worst is the man who has
three sets of patches on his pants from
haviDg sat around the court room so
much waiting to get on the jury—“the
professional Juror.” The name of ever*
voter subject to jury duty is now placed
in one box and the panel drawn. The
names of all res dents in the town or
city in which the court is held who are
not on the re gular panel are placed in
a separate box and from these the neces
sary additional jurors are drawn, in
stead of permitting the court officers to
pick up about the court room the pro
It has been argued for some time that
road tax should be paid in cash, so that
the board of supervisors could have
control of highway improvement. As
e 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
in the improvements of such highways
as it shall designate. Stone can be se
cured for the improvement of highways
from the Anamosa penitentiary, ready
for use, by paying transportation.
Since the Fourth of July the appoint
ment of marshals in cities of the second
class and incorporated towns rests with
the mayors, subject to the approval of
the council or trustees, and he will hold
his office daring 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 ail 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 tax levy. , f
—The Southern democratic press are
now raising the enquiry, who is run
ning this country—law and constitu
tional authority or the mob ? In No
vember they will do things with the
ballot down south that will be just as
bad as the acts of the Chicago mobs.
stuff, steal orkiil MMPMTfri required.
sheaid be abet oat of business,
The New Laws.
m&kesibe borne circle complete. This A
>great Temperance Driua gives pleas \
ure and health to every member of too <
family. A 25c. package makes 5 gat- i
lona. Be sure and get the genuine.
Sold everywhere. Made only by [
The Chas. E. Hires Co., Philada.)
Iwiaasj te wmitii rietaw p»h« .«a Boer [
Charged with Looting Stores of the Coal
Companies at lj»dd. 111.
Ladd, 11L, 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 fine furniture not in keep
ing with the surroundings. Secreted
in the gardens, sheds and barns are
found articlesiof all kinds.
Early Wednesday morning some dem
onstrations were made by the strikers,
but the day was comparatively quiet.
The national i. 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 deeidedly 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 Halmer,
who was shot Tuesday by federal
troops. It charges that the use of fire
arms by the troops was uncalled lor
aud recommends an investigation of
POLITICS IN MINNESOTA.
Republicans and Populists Name Tickets
and Adopt I lat 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
tends sympathy to organized laK>r in
its present struggle.
Again a Winner.
Rothesay, Firth of Clyde, July 18.
—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 yacht# sailed
Wednesday. The prize was £6O,
offered by the Royal Northern Yacht
club. The Britannia finished at 4
hours 86 seconds and the Vigilant at
4:02:10. With time allowance of 3
minutes, therefore, the Britannia won
by 4 minutes 34 seconds.
Several Badly Hurt.
Pittsburgh, July IS.— At 8 o’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 Chesswick 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. William
Davis, a passenger, had an arm h-oken
and received other severe injur.
Chicago, July 13. —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.
Gnllty of Murder.
Pittsburgh, Pa., July 18.—Albert
Woodley, the murderer of Mrs. Bu
chanan, his sweetheart, was found
guilty of murder in the first degree at
II 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.
Caban, of Baltimore, Md., to August
22 at the same place.
Favor Compulsory Arbitration.
Washington, July 12.—Messrs. Mo-
Gann, Erdman, Talbert, Pence, Keifer
and Gardner, the sub-committee 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-Bug* in the Corn.
Virginia, 111., July 12.—Many corn
fields are fairly alive with ah inch
bugs, and several hundred acres are
about destroyed by the pest 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 Wins Again.
Glasgow, July 12.—Again the Bri
tannia and the Vigilant met in a race
and again the prince of Wales’ yacht
proved the victor. The distance sailed
was 50 miles, twice over a course near
ly square, then to the opposite angle
of the square and back again.
Bad Fire at Seneca Fails.
Seneca Falls, N. Y., July 18.—Fire
in the Sheldon and Desky blocks
caused a loss of 841,000, with insur
ance of a little more than half. Two
firemen were on the root when it fell
and were carried down, but they held
to the hose and with its aid escaped,
though badly burned.
•hot Wife and Self.
Anderson, Ind., July ll.—Joh«
Drake and his wife quarreled Mondaj
night, tihe left him and went to t
neighbors. At oa.m. he followed he)
there and called her out of 111*
house oo the pretense of seeking a re
conciliation. He then shot her thre<
times, one bullet striking bar in th«
head, a second piercing the liver and i
third penetrating the stomach. Drski
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i GO OUT SLOWLY.
Not Over 10,000 Men Have Thus
Far Quit Work in Chicago.
Disposition to Await the Result ot
the Labor Conference Now in Ses
sion—Notes of the Situation.
Chicago, .Jqly 13. Developments In the
sympathetic strike of Chicago’s allied trades
do cot 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 aud the most liberal esti
mate would not include 10,000 men in the num
bers 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, tlo> 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 Idr the statement that nearly all the union
pa< titers in the city have desalted their
.pit res. About M 0 members of the Ma
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. IHi 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
workers, 800; bakers. 600: silver gliders. tyO;
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. OUO, plate glass
workers. 150: bridge and structural Iron work
I)ehs Is Hnoeful.
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 excitpsuent and turbulence in
variably incident to the birth of a great up
heaval have passed away. The atmos
phere Is cleared, fctrife and turmoil are
elements that have ‘passed in the night.' One
Is enabled to obtain u clear perspective of the
environment of the immense conflict now
waging. Cool-heade .ness and earnest purpose
have succeeded to passion and diverse inten
tion. Now public sentiment can calmly and
truly judge of the right and wrong lu this
Labor Leaders Meet.
The Briggs house Is the center of labor in
terests. President Samuel Gompers 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 ility
of declaring a general strike throughout
the country at this time. Officers of
the American Federation of Labir 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 Columbus. 0., secretary of
the Uuited Mine Workers of America; George
Horn, of St. Louis, secretary of the Bakers' In
ternational union; George Bechtel and Erast
Kurzenknaabe, of St. Louis, seiretaries of the
National Brewers union; J. W. McKenny, 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. in. No important action was
taken, and at 12:30 an adjournment was had
until 3:30 o'clock p. m. The most interesting
work of opening session was the invitat on ex
tended by tho conference to President Debs,
of the A. R. \*., to come before it in tt e even
ing and presen.‘ the whole matter at is <ue.
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 os much information on the sub
ject as may be desired. The council will in
this way get 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.
So 7t*SM« on Ik* Railroad*.
Whatever trouble the Chicago railroads are
now hating seems so trivial In comparisou
with conditions which existed a week ago as
to be unworthy of mention, and the steadily
improving situation gives promise that a nor
mal state of affairs on all llDes 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
Uncle Sam’s railway mall service Is getting
into shape agaiu alter 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
At the Stock Yards.
Union Stock Yards, 111., July 13.—A1l the
butchers to the number of 000 employed by
Armour, Swift and Morris quit work in ac
cordance with the general strike ordered
by General Master -Vorkman Sovereign,
of the K. of L. Several non-union men were
put to work in the killing department and
soon a crowd of nearly S(X) 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 officer, sent Co.
B. of the Second regiment to disoerse the
crowd, and guar,. „ne packing nouse. Nearly
all the roads brought in cattle trains during
A tour of the packing-houses showed that
killing was going ?n at Armour's where work
was b gun at 9 o'clock. Here it was said they
had a.Fthe men they needed. Swift A Co.’a
killing began at noon. Nelson Morris A Co.
were packing and shipping as usual, but no
killing was made because of the scarcity of
Situation at Other Points.
Dispatches regarding the situation at othdr
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. 1-ouis all trains,
p.;s.stsn,;er and freight, are running with
out interruption; a meeting of delegates
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 freight without in
terruption. At Danville, 111., freight trafflic
has been resumed, but It is feared the strikers
may create trouble as soon as the militia is
Rebukes the Railways.
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 mails. The fact
that managers of railway companies mav ac
ticipate that their trains will be obstructed
and property destroyed cannot be regarded as
sufficient justification for them to withdraw
trains from service and make no effort to
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
aB a collateral effort the difficulties In the same
trade in Ohio, Involving about 5,000 men pos
sibly, will also be settled. The men resume
work at u reduction of per cent, from the
scale paid before June 1.
Feeling at Washington.
Washington, July IS.—President Cleveland
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’s the
slickest grease you ever saw. Sold by
all dcajem. Give It a trial.
Waokm's Oil and Grease Co.
SKIN J FE J|
MENTAui Em 1 | STRONG
• v M. h imm ‘r<y. n wen-known business man
Of Hittsljofn.' Yu., send* this testimony to
tlie merit' tfl Ayer’s N usapaHlla: “S-vi ml
years am. ! yurt iry leg. the injury leaving
a sore v liicn I‘d to erysipelas. My sufferings
were e J.reiii *, suy leg, Irani ihe knee to the
auk.*, I icing i .kind s .re. wldcli began to ex
tend lo other parts of the laxly. Afiertrying
various remedies. 1 began taking Ayer’s
Sarsaparilla, an I. be'ore I ha i finished the
Drsi lK>;tie, I i xne. i need great relief; li e
second bold.- 1 ed a complete cure.” *
* repared by Dr. J. G. Ayer & Go., Lowell, Mom
Cures others,will cure you
looks out over a country where enforced quiet
prevails. Three of the great cities of the
United States swaitu with armed troops—Chi
cago. Sacramento and Los Angeles. There
ure numerous other districts In which Federal
troops are 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 $1,000,000. 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 £OO.OOO. and congress in a few
davs will be asked to appropriate this as it is
Firemen Deride to Strike.
Cincinnati, July 13.—The Brotherhood of
Firemen has decided to strike. This action
was taken by the committee regardless of
Chief Sargent. Each 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 is
thinking of, examining into the merits
Af the strike on his own account. Should
he so conclude, and it is believed by one of
his close advisers that be 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.
PERISHED BY SCORES.
Victims of Earthquakes in Turkey Kum>
ber Over a Hundred.
Constantinople, July 13.—The num
ber of victims of the earthquake, up
to Wednesday evening, 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 *the
oldest and most important commercial
cities of Turkey. Slight earthquake
shocks continued from time to time
throughout the night, but the city is
uow resuming its normal appearance,
the shops are being reopened and the
inhabitants are returning to their
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, 280
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.
MAY ESCAPE THE ROPE.
Awamin Frenderjfast Him Another Chance
for His Life.
Chicago, July 13.—Prendergast may
not hang Friday. Judge Grosscup to
day denied the application for a writ
of habeas corpus in his behalf,
but took under advisement a
motion to stay the execution
pending an appeal to the Unit
ed States supreme court, which
Prendergast’s attorneys have prayed.
J udge Grosscup has requested Judge
Woods to come here from Indianapolis
Friday morning to sit with him in
hearing the application for an appeal.
Should an appeal be granted, a stay
of execution will necessarily be
issued and Prendergast’s case will
probably be in the United States
court for several years. J udge 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
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
Money Shipments Are Resumed.
Washington, July 18.— That the
treasury department regards the strike
as practically 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
Congressional nominations were
made as follows: Illinois, Sixteenth
district, Gen. John I. Rinaker (rep.).
Indiana, Eighth district, M. C. Rankin
(pop.). Missouri, First district, C. N.
Clark (rep.). Kansas, Second district,
0. L. Miller (rep.). Ohio, Fourth dis
trict, Joseph White (pop.). Kentucky,
Tenth district, William Reekner
(dem.). Pennsylvania, Twenty-sixth
district, J. C. Sibley (rep.), renomi
To Take Pullman's Place.
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 ia
understood that the trouble involving
the Pullman concern has hastened the
organization here. The capital stock
of the St. Louis corporation is to be
$6,000,000 and the company is to be
called the Continental Palace Car com
pany. Wluma (let* a Stay.
New York, July 18.---Justice Uassett
in the supreme court has granted a
certificate of reasonable doubt in the
case of Erastus Witnan. This acts a*. a
stay of sentence and prevents the com
mitment of Mr. Witnan to the peni
Statehood for Utah.
Washuigtor, July 18.—The house
has concurred in the seuate 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
KEPT HIS NERVE.
Prendergast Goes to the Scaffold
The Assassin of Carter Harrison Ex
piates His Great Crime —The
Story of Hit 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.
He made no dying speeeh 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)* and
the body was cut down at 11:58.
Uut Hope 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 preparations
for the execution were at once oC A
menced. At first he refused to belidvf
that he would be executed, saying that
certainly some power would intervene
to save him from such a fate.
Became Reiigned to His Fate.
Later, however, he became resigned
to death and when Chancellor Mul
doon 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, but
later on was softened by the kindly
words of the clergymen and bright
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
greatly affected at parting. Shortly
after his mother left Prendergast lay
down on the cot and took a few hours
of sleep, lie slept soundly and seemed
much refreshed when he awoke.
As is the custom, the assassin was
closely guarded by bailiffs during the
night. Between hand 7 o'clock Pren
dergast partook heartily of a breakfast
of ham and eggs. He showed a raven
ous appetite and about 9 o'clock sent
word to Jailer Morris that he uJL
agaiu hungry. The jailer had his pris
oner served with the following order:
Sirloin steak, sliced cucumbers, pota
toes. sliced tomatoes and chocolate.
This ineal l*rendergast disposed of
quickly and he stemed to relish it
At 9:55 o’clock Sheriff Gilbert went
to Prendergast’s room and read tie
death warrant. The assassin talked
freely with his spiritual advisers and
several times, apparently fearing that
they would desert him, remarked:
“You must stay with me to the end.”
As the hour for his execution came
nearer Prendergast showed some signs
of slightly increasing nervousness. But
on the whole he was remarkably calm
and well-collected. Throughout the
jail the officers and other attaches re
marked about his behavior, for it was
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 long. There
yvas an affecting leave-greeting, and
then John hurried through the
crowd in the jail office, weeping bit
At 11:40 Sheriff Gilbert ordered the
march to the scaffold to begin. At
the head of the little column walked
Sheriff Gilbert, his face betraying the
emotion he felt at being obliged
to take the life of a human be
ing even though that man was a
criminal. Next came Jailer Mor
ris, his face pale almost to
deathliness. Then followed the
condemned man, who was joined near
the entrance of the jail proper by Rev.
Father Barry. Prendergast looked
straight before him. It is doubtful if
he saw much of his surroundings. His
face was florid and seemed to be suf
fused. He walked unsupported, but
his legs seemed weak and he dragged
his feet after him with a slow, weari
On the Trap.
Prendergast kept his nerve to the
last. When he faced about on the
scaffold and looked down the corri
dor filled with the people who
came to see him die, a percepti
ble tremor passed over him, but
he made no outcry. He looked
squarely ahead and only once or
twice opened his mouth as though to
get more air. Five or six times he took
a labored breath, as though the better
to keep his nerves steady. Father
Barry came in front of him and
offered the last offices of the
church. The condemned man was
pinioned and everyone listened for
the dying declaration he was ex
pected to make, but he did not open
his lips. Jailer Morris waited a
moment for Prendergast to speak,
but as he stood looking steadily
out before him over the heads of
the crowd and past the terrible noose
the jailer seized the white cap which
lay on a chair and pulled it over Pren
dergast’s head, shutting out his last
sight of the world. It was fastened
closely around his neck and then Mor
ris reached for the noose, passed it
over the head of the sheeted figure
and tightened it under the left ear.
After a hasty glance to see that
Prendergast's feet were properly
placed, Jailer Morris motioned 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 atop with a
quick jerk, which broke the neck.
Dr. Fortner, the county physleian,
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 each held his fingers to the
pulse for a minute. At 11:68 Dr.
Fortner waved his hand to Sheriff
Gilbert. All was over. The famous
case was ended. Prendergast was
At It o’clock the body was lowered
into the coftiu ready to receive it and
a few minutes later the undertaker
hurried it away to prepare it
for burial. Prendergast’s appear
ance after the hanging waa as
food as might be expected. His faee
PKENDERG AST HANGED.
Parted with Hls Mother.
March to the GaUows.
The Drop Fell*
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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 100 Wells
street, and taken in a hearse to ‘Cal
vary, where short services were held
over the grave.
The Crime of
On the might of October 28. 1863. the city of
Chicago was thrown Into consternation and
sorrow. Its mayor. Carter Henry Harrison,
prominent In political llfa for twenty-three
years, was murderd. At his home on Ash
land boulevard Mayor Harrison was shot by a
man who cume in the guise of a peaceful vU
ltor at 8 o’clock, and twenty-seven minutes
later the mayor breathed his last. Mayor
Harrl son had been, at the world’s fair all day.
He returned to hls home at 6 o’clock, tired
out. After dinner at 8 o'clock Mr. HarrUon
retired to a back room and lay down upon a
couch to get a little rest. At 8
o'clock the front door bell rung. The inaid
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 few words ensued between the two. when
the Intruder drew hls revolver and shot the
mayor three times. He then made his escape.
Mayor Harrison fell upon the floor pi the
diniug-room of his residence, and although
every effort was made to save his life he died
within a half an hour.
The Murderer’* Reason*.
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 hls 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
Harr.son had broken faith with him.
Prendergast asserted that he had helped to
yeure the election of Harrison, and that in re
am for hls services he was to be made cor
poration counsel. Because he did not get the
office, he said, he shot the uaypr. 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 be 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 R. A. Wade, J. C. Essick and John
Heron. Then C. S. Harrow came into the case,
and 'with him at his solicitation came S. S.
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 -S. 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 Cbetlaln 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 concluded by July 2, the
date then the exstw*’ ~ -J-*-*-
was postponed until July
in this Inquiry brought lnT^ 8 “’St ren
that Prendergast was sane. r ß * P ow
the attorneys for the defense applf* walc “ tr 7
Bailey, of the supreme court of the *7 nan an “
writ of error and a supersedes*. He denied
the petition. Gov. Altgeld. was appealed to,
and he. too, refused to interfere with the ver
dict of two juries. Then application for a
writ of littbeas corpus was made to Judge
Grosso up 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
AFTER RAILWAY” MEN.
Federal Grand Jury Told to Widen the
Scope of 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
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
•greed 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 discharged 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
u<x>r of the federal grand jury should
always remain open for all inquiry
from ever source if the grievance
presented possessed tangible form for
DEATH FOR STRIKERS.
Regular Troop* Kill Two aud Wound Nix
troops and strikers came m conflict
here at noon and the soldiers fired
with deadly effect, killing two of the
striker and wounding six others. The
battle was precipitated by the
strikers attacking the soldiers. Some
regulars were on a Tat 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 aud
wounding six strikers. The regulars
also fired on a striker who attempted
to reach a switch engine standing on
Front street. A bullet struck him in
a vital place and he will die.
Sprimofikld, 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 blocka,
banks, business houses and residences
are in ashes, entailing a loss of 5250,-
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
Joust, Hi., July 14.—An explosion
of a blast on the drainage contract of
Mason, Hogue A King, at Romeoville,
killed Andrew iustaffson and mor
tally wounded Gus 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.
IngertoU Mot Retained,
New York, July 14.—C0l Robert G.
Ingersoll, 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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Cal., July 14.—Regular
A Disastrous Fir*.
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.
THE PRESIDENT TO ACT.
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 waa
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 Pull men
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
lawleHueM Must First Cease.
The president laid great emphasis*
on the fact that no steps conld.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 tlist So
far as organized labor is concerned
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, 'BB4.—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 conctlatorv
character at the hands of all men. R*»
this fact the executive council oi praise:
iia rrie o’ Oft*
, —•yd, such as the resu
er tnem unfit for marriage,
rof diagnosing diseases. wtuarfiClrnffl!!*
lundreds of people. > \ J*.
Inglisb. Bi™^- T e , rto * n
tire cinzffisnip 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 wbloh
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 ealled to the con
cluding sections of the general arbi
tration law which was approved Octo
ber i, 188 S. 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, shall 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
The law provides that the services
of such a commission may be tendered
by the president for the purpose of set
tling such a controversy, either upoßk.
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 is
made the chairman of the committee
and 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 least
could make an official record of the
testimony of witnesses sworn to .tell
Killed by an Officer.
Columbus. 0., July 11. —Thomas
Green, a crook for whom the police
have been looking for several daya
was shot and iustantly killed by Po
lice Officer George Feist. Feist afr
tempted to arrest Green, when th«
latter drew a revolver and fired twe
shots, neither taking effect. Feisl
then fired, killing Green instantly.
S«ueuty-Two Kulldlugs Burned.
Tolkdo, 0., July 14. —Edou. a small
town in Williams county, was visited
Thursday by a most disastrous confla
gration, resulting in a loss of 9176,000
worth of property. Seventy-two build
ings were destroyed, including nearly
the entire business section of the town.
Boycott Pullman Cars.
Sioux Citt. la, July 14. -Nearly 2,000
lowa traveling men have joined in a
boycott against Pullman cars to assiat
the Pullman strikers in compelling the >
Pullman company to arbitrate.
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