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G~. W. eaCti¶IlE. Editor.
V. M. TELLES. Publisher and
Another Strike at Chicago.
CTICAGiO, May 0.-Another great
strike was inaugurated yesterday
morning. The 1700 men employed to
the Djering Harvester works stopped
work without notice or warning of
any character and without having
made any demands. Whether the
men have been influenced by the re
cent riotous events directed against
the working men remaining at their
p sts, is not known. The managers
of the works have asked for police pro.
teetion. The works are located In the
heart of a district largely populated by
foreign speaking people.
The railroad situation was further
complicated yesterday morning by a
strike of all freight hands of the Lke
Shore road. Switchmen on the same
road also decided not to handle any
freight cars loaded by any person other
Charged With Embezzlement.
NEW ORTLEANs, May 6.--Tuesday,
Simuel Boyd, of the firm of Boyd &
Herrick, made affidavit charging Jas.
B. McConnell, who has for the past
twenty years been confidential clerk,
bookkeeper and cashier of the firm in
the management of the shippers press,
with embezzlement of $85,000 since the
first of last September. McConnell
was arrested and gave $15,000 ball for
appearance. His friends state that the
alleged embezzlement on Investigation
will be proven to be a civil matter.
A Planter Shot.
Wm. T. Green, one of the owners of
Creedmoor plantation in St. Bernasrd
parish, was yesterday shot an4 belIf"
ed to be mortally wounded by Albert
Smith, colored, who had been dise.
charged by Green a few days ago. The
murderer was arrested.
Lrammers Tax Decided to be Legal.
JACKSON, Miss., May 5.-The tax on
drummers, Imposed by the Legislature
of this State, was Monday upheld by
Supreme Court in an able and elabod
rate opinion deliver by Judge Camp
The privilege tax law, which Imposes
a tax of $25 on all persons traveling
and selling by sample, originah d( in
thi[ouse, and was amended in the
and so as to prohibit the collt cticn
circus dditional sums by cities and
road d towns. The amendment
follows:"d in by the House, but by
vnot enrolled. The drums
To the contended that the
On account olvernor approved is
road refuses to hithe Leglslatre pas
a man to take up t be enforced-at
U poslong the tax
On and after the flhas 'not the
ferry tickets will be solrolled bill
of 2 per cent by purcha I ouse
lar's worth at a timne and ouse
otf 50 per cent by purchasi and the
than $5 00 worth at a tim II, thus
R. 11.- by the
constitutton, furnishes conclusive
evidence that it contains all the Legise
satre Jnt f uere.
Sh at th4 i bahaa tors
pus w hogeeasalnted the
decision, claims in his pettion that he
was nota salaeasman; but simply a solo
ieitor of orders, which were subject to
acceptance or rejection by his prin
digals In New Orleans.
Whether drummers of that kind are
embraced in the terms of the act w -
not deoadei, i that 'is a matter of
defense iy ila oinadt 'ulty, whereas
he asked releage in the habeas corpus
proceeding because of supposed Infer
Iority of the law. Whether the act is
an Interference with comerce between
the States, not permitted by the Con.
stitutiou of the United States, was not
discused or decided. It is concluded
by the bar generally to be con
stitutional in that view.
FROM WASHING ION.
The River and Harbor Hill.
WAsHINu TON, May 3.-The riv.er
and harbor bill will be cikted
up in a day or two and pasted, saw is
believed, without material change.
Mr. Willis, the Chairman otf the
committee, exhibited great and p rli
amentary skill in the heandling of the
bill, and will avail himself of Ihe
opportunity to reply to some of the
unjust aspersions cast upon the bill and
the members of the committee*
Among other things it has Le.n
pretended that the members of the
River and Harbor Committee divided
the appropriations chiefly among their
Mr. Willis has caused a table to be
prepared, showing how much each
State receives under the present bill,
from which paper it appears that a
number of States where there was no
representation on the committee has
been more liberally treated than others
which were represented.
It is noteworthy that very little of
the criticism upon the bill in the
House has been devoted to the objects
alleged to be insignificant, as has "been
done in former years. bhis is a tribute
to the careful and honest preparation
of the bill. The main atlack in the
House and also in the press hostile to
the bill is made upon the Mississippi
River approrlation. It is urged here
that the plan of improvement is a
failure and a waste of public money
and ought to be abandoned.
Even the outcry against the levees
is small in comparison with the at
tack upon the commission. The
enemicw. of the bill want to get rid of
the commission altogether, and to
subatitute the old wrangle and con
fusion of ideas which was dispelled
by the creation of the River Com
As a specimen of this new line if
battle, we have in a New York raper a
elegram from Helena, Ark., saying,
that the operations of the commission
are a monumental failure and that the
levees have actually done harm and
raised the bed of the river. There are
to be a hundred men here, who are to
press a new scheme of improvement
which is to be making of a series ot
cut-offa. When the commission of one
hundred arrive they will find It harder
to do anything than to undo it. There
is still a talk in Mugwump papers of
the President vetoing the bill when it
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FOR TBETE aiy ologI~ rap
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GE AL MARKD
DEPARTM ENT, ., '.
determnod to CLSE Uhisi ni
FALL AND WINR GOO
regardless of COST or VALUIC.: ,
Cash purclhasers are offere4 Bargains neverta b heard
of in the history or f the Dry'(oods trade in t0i o%
This Great Closing-out alq will- conklen m eo - I
7th, and will Continue Far Thirty Days 'k .f
The attention of the LAD IE, to dn "'lm #t D1ry.
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