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Chicago Switchmen Beturn to "Work, Hav
ing Effected a Satisfactory Settle
ment of Their Differences.
Condition of the Southwestern Strike as
Stated by Hayes of the Knights
of Labor.
The Investigation Committee Con
cludes Its Labors at Washington,
and is Heady lor tlie Koad.
Vow Torn: Street Car Men Ablo to
Come to forms — Aw Advance
in Susrar.
The Switchmen Hark at Work.
Chicago, April 23. — The switchmen's
itriKe on the Lake Shore railroad i* at an
aid. An order was issued this afternoon
>> Chairman Stan! directing the switchmen
«> report to the yardmaster in charge of the
forty-third street yard. President John j
Jewell, of the Lake Shore railroad, told a
representative of the Associated Press:
■•We have a' lowed the old men to go back
it their own request, without any stipulation
whatever on our part. The eight non-union
airs return to work along with the union
neo, as formerly, hi our employ. The men
Drought here from other cities will not be put
jo work iv our yards hero." •
The order for the men to return to work
aas telegraphed from the general offices of
the Lake Shore company at 3:38 p. m., and
ivithiu ten minutes tiie switch engines be
gan to leave the roundhouse, and the mak
ing Dp of the trains was at once began.
One of the strikers at the yards declared
that the Lake Shore otlicials had agreed on
their part to dispose of the eight non-union
;\\ itelmien in some manner within the next
Ax months, by placing them in some other
lepartmeat or otherwise caring for them; i
n any event to take them away from the
ranis, where they are at present working.
A.t 3 p. m. engine No. 401 pulled out of the
roundhouse maimed by a crew of the
strikers. There was a general shaking of
lands and congratulating among the men,
mil everybody seems pleased.
When the strike ended the question
whether the strike was the result of a
Mpitulatiou on the part of the strikers, or
whether the company have acceded to the
demands of the men was purely a matter
of conjecture. Both sides claimed the vie- I
tory and there rested their case. They \
offered no explanation. The strikers and
their friends, however, were in a most jubi
lant frame of mind all day. and when the j
terms of settlement were made known at a
secret meeting of the men in their hall
they cheered
The demeanor of the officials was in
marked contrast to that of the strikers. All
of the officials are glum and taciturn, and
repelled newspaper reporters who endeav
ored to elicit from them the basis of the
settlement. At 2:30 p. m. the railroad of
iicials at the Lake Shore depot received a
dispatch from the company's operator at
Forty-third street stating that the strikers
all wanted to return to work. District
Superintendent Amsden replied by wire
that if they did the eight men on whose
account the strike was instituted must be
allowed to go to work with them. Soon
after the contents of Supt. Amsden's tele
gram was communicated to the strikers a
v dispatch was returned from Chairman
Stadl of the strikers' committee confirming
the report that the strikers wanted to re
sume work. It was then evident that the
strike was at an end and rejoicing was gen
?ral. The eight "objectionable" men were
it once ordered down to the yards where
;hey aud the strikers united in making up
.rains, and the blockade began to be raised.
Chairman Stahl, who has throughout been
rery careful in all his statements, was at
once congratulated on the "victory" of the
"How do you know it's a victory?" queried
The reply was that it had been so stated
by some of the switchmen, Mr. Siahi
smiled, lie was asked for the basis of the
settlement, and said he would give a copy
of the agreement upon which the men re
turned to work.
"I'll read this to you," he said, "because I
don't want you to pet the signatures.** Mr.
Stab] then read as follows:
Chicago, April 28.-— L. Stahl, Chairman-
Sir: If all the switchmen of the Lake Shore
& Michigan Southern Railroad company in
Chicago, Cook county, return to work at
once 1 will personally guarantee ■ that within
sixty days from this date the eight objection
able switchmen will be furnished other em
ployment ami permanently removed from
their present positions. (Signed.)
liv Authority.
"I am not at liberty to give the name of the
man signing this paper," continued Mr. Stahl.
But it is genuine and is Colly sanctioned by
Mr. Newell. More than that, it is sworn to."
"What about the prosecutions?"
"They are all to be dismissed and the men
all go back to work."
"You arc sure the agreement is sanctioned
by Mr. Newell?"
"Yes, sir. The officers of the company
know all about it and they have agreed to its
"Everything runs smoothly from this time
on, then.-"'
"The company makes a complete capitula
tion. I would tell you more, but my word is
pledged, mid 1 '"lot do so."
Mr. XEayes of the Knights Gives His
Opinion of Us Condition.
New Bbuxswick, N. J., April 23. —
John W. Hayes, a member of the general
executive board of the Knights of Labor,
leturued to this city last evening. He says
no progress has been made toward a settle
ment of the difficulties between the strikers
of the Gould system and the railroad of
iicials. The case is now, however, in a
shape from which it is expected that when
the congressional committee reaches St.
Louis ana meets with the citizen's commit
tee, these two bodies may be able to hit
Upon some plan whereby a settlement will
be effected, lie says the reports sent out
by the railroads that they are handling
all the freight they want to every
day are untrue. The roads are
all blocked up, and what freight is run out
goes under the protection of deputy sheriffs
and the militia. The railroads claim, and
Mr. Hays admits that they have now all the
men to do the work they have to do, which
is very little on account of the blockade.
There have been 15.000 loaded cars standing
in the yards for lour weeks. Mr. Hayes
says that the uncalled for massacre of inno
cent people by deputy sheriffs was instiga
ted by the railroad authorities. They knew
they could not get the help of the state mili
tia until some act of violence was commit
ted. They therefore got together a tang
of roughs who brought on the trouble, and
the governor then ordered the militia on the
scene. He further says the lawyers em
ployed by the Knights of Labor have now in
their possession ample evidence to convict
high otucials of the Louisville & Nashville
railway of instigating this riot Being
asked his opinion of the Third avenue. New
York, strike Mr. Hayes said that it was one
of those strikes ordered by the district as
sembly without the authority of general ex
ecutive committee.
"The whole spirit and intention of the or
der," said Mr. Hayes, "is opposed to the idea
of the strikes and boycotts which have arisen
because of the want of laws to prevent them.
It is in view of the great success of strikes
and boycotts tbaj the general executive board
have just called a special session of the gen
eral assembly to meet In Cleveland on May 25
to take action upon the great questions
brought up by the recent strikes and boy
cotts. An endeavor will be made to prevent
in the future any such uprisings as is now in
progress without the authority of the general
Mr. Hayes returned to St. Louis this
afternoon. , ' ' •..' ! : -.:
The Street Car Trouble*.
New York, April 23. — The striking car
drivers were in session the greater part of
/ g^ ¥^t I*
v '^s
the day. Six non-union drivers became
members of the organization to-day. One
of the leaders of the movement said that an
offer of 1.000 men was in in,- to Inspector
Byrnes by the union to relieve the tired-out
police. He also said that they would run
100 stages in Third avenue, carrying pas
sengers five. There was a rumor
this afternoon that a settlement had been
reached, but an official oftne company says
there was no truth In it. The statement
that the horses are in bad condition is also
denied, and it is asserted, on the contrary,
owing to the rest given them they are in
better condition than usual. The cars
stopped running at 6:30 p. m. and during
the day sixty-five cars were run. To-mor
row eighty cars will be run on the Third
avenue line and eight on the One Hundred
and Twenty-fifth street line. Possibly some
come cable cars may be started.
Combination of Cotton and Woolen
mills in die Ka»t.
Bostox, April 23.— Commercial
Bulletin of to-morrow will say: "The sud
den and unexpected collapse of what threat
ened to be a serious rtrike of the Whitlen
ton mills. Taunton. was caused by the dis- ;
covery that that mill belonged to a huge
I organization of textile industries of New
England, which h:;s been formed so quietly
that it has escaped all notice. This organ- '
ization extends over Bhoda Island and
Connecticut, and already includes
1 forty-nine large woolen mills. The
society was organized for mutual
protection. It does not recognize the auth
ority of the Knights of Labor la any way.
■ but is prepared to use arbitration in the
settlement of strikes. The organization is ,
\ growing in numbers, and its purposes are |
Ito give each strike careful consideration
and to assist only these manufacturers who
in unfairly treated by their help, a second
society, embracing all cotton mills
of any importance in Maine, New
Hampshire and Massachusetts was
quietly completed and elected
its or.icers in Boston on Wednesday. The
Massachusetts league is the league of cot
ton mills to which the woolen mills are to
be admitted, while the Rhode Island so
ciety was formed by woolen mills and sub
sequently admitted cotton manufacturers.
During the last mouth the cotton mills of i
this stale have been quietly preparing for
organization for mutual insurance agaiust
labor disturbances.
An Advance in Value*.
New York, April 23.— Tho strike of
| workmen in the Williamsburg sugar rate- !
eiies has boomed prices, and tiie consumers
of sugar are paying the tiddler for t lie dance
of the strikers. Granulated sugar was
quoted at '■>,«■ on Saturday last; yester- 1
day it reached 7 ..c. It is said that prices
are sure to advance still higher, 'l ha stock
of retined suirar on hand amounts to prac
tically nothing, business has been slack,
and dealers have been buying sugar in
quantities just sufficient to supply the de
mand. Nov. that the country demand lias
increased, the strike has caused prices to
advance out Of proportion to the natural
course of trade. Raw sugar was quoted at
5 11-l(sc on April 14, and yesterday it
v\ass;^c. This shows a slight advance
in the cost of raw material, which is not
accounted for by the present strike, but
which will account for something of the
advance in the price of refined sugar. The
strike, however, has tended to very much i
strength in the advance.
Not Allowed to Solicit.
Special to the Globe.
Washington. April 23.— 0n0 of the
officers of the Knights of Labor, who has ;
been here as a witness before the labor
committee, has visited the navy department
and asked the officer in charge of the navy
yards for permission to send representatives |
of the Knights to the different yards to ;
solicit subscriptions for the striking Knights
in the West. He was refused by the officer
in charge. The latter said that he had just
refused a similar, request, which came
from the sisters of charity, that ho could
not sanction a practice which might adnoy
the man, and would interfere with them at
their work, and that, if the men employed '
in the navy yards were disposed to con
tribute to the strikers in tiie West they were ,
free men, and had the right to do as they :
desired with their money When they hail
earned it. The officer of the Knights of
Labor was very much chagrinned at this
A Boycott Ordered.
Hot yoke. Mass.. April 23. — The two
months' strike at the William Skinner &
Son's silk mill continues. The executive
board of the District Assembly, Knights Of
Labor, has sanctioned the request for a
boycott, and will notify every assembly in
the district. The Central Labor union of
New York has also indorsed ihe boycott,
and is poshing it hard. An application
will be made to the general executive board
for a general boycott. The employes did
not strike until the linn refused arbitration.
Industrial Itrnit*.
The striko of the Brooklyn warehousemen
and the engineers of the hoisting- apparatus
on the docks remains unchanged. Their «3e
man(!«is for r> cents an hour increase. The
longshoremen are kindly disposed to me
warehousemen and will, unless the latter
have their demands granted, knock OS work j
themselves within a few days. Italians
guarded by police are working at the union
The male scholars at Sterling avenne
school, Cleveland, 0.. informed their teachers
yesterday that they were determined to labor
less or a strike would follow. They drew up
a paper demanding thai in tho future the
■ohoul hours be from >.i to 11 a. m. and from
2t03 p. in. They declared that they would
strike to-morrow it the demand was not
The executive committee of Federation No.
3 were called to Gooirro's Creek, Md., Wednes
day on oiliciul business*. Tne ofliccrs of the
Federation :>r i mil willing to settle the strike
by arbitration. Xhe relief iund for the Clear
field district miners now amounts to $2,000 a
The strike at the Coleralnson works, Erie.
Pa., ended on Thursday Bight by Supt. Carter
giving the men the advances asked lor, an 1 a
regular pay day. The laborers will now re
ceive SI. IO per day instead of 00 cents, and
furnace men $1.40 per day instead of $1.2.",
Two hundred operatives of the Ludlo\r,
Mass., Manufacturing company at Jcnksville,
struck on Thursday and attempted to prevent
the company from unloading their (roods
from freight cars. Extra police have 8008
sent there from Sprlnglield.
One hundred blacksmiths in Hiram Davis
6 Co.*B carriage manufactory at Cincinnati,
struck yesterday lor a restoration of the
former wages. They claim they are only
making $8 a week oaten average and think
they are entitled to $12.
The emDloyes of the National Foundry and
Tube w >rks at Scottdale struck to-day tor an
advance in wage-, in consequence of . which
the works are closed down. The greater por
tion of the men arc members of tho Knights
of Labor.
The Lucy furnaces at Plttsburg, which
were banked MOM days ago on account of a
6trike. resumed operations this morning, the
strikers having returned to work pending a
settlement of the dispute by aroUration.
The local executive committee of the
Knights of Labor at Marshall Tex. received a
$5,000 draft yesterday rom northern Knights
with which to pay off the strikers of the Texas
Pacific Shops at that point. The money will
be distributed to-morrow
The MHthieson and Wiechera Sugar Refin
ing company of Jcreey City, announced yes
terday an increase of 10 per cent, in the
wages of the 1,800 employed by them, to take
effect May 1.
The strike of the journeymen hnuse
painiers of Brooklyn it ii thought, will enrl
during the present week and the men will
probably go to work on Monday
Attachments amounting to $(5,000 have
been placed on the Benuiugtoa mills and the
mills have shut down. This Is the largest
mill property in Vermont. • ,'
The Nickel Plato shops in Cleveland closed
yesterday on account of the switchmen's
The St. Louis stove moldcrs have made a
demand for an advance in wages.
Two Arkansas Murderers Take a Tum- '
ble Through a Trap at
the Same Time.
Indian Territory Assassins Expiate Their
Offenses on the Gallows at
Fort Smith.
The Treasurer of a New York Manu
facturing Concern Speculates
with the Usual Ue»ult.
Mysterious Murder of a New Jersey
Mulden — Criminal Culling*
from Over the Country.
Expiated Their Offense.
Font Smith. Ark.. April 23. — James
Wasson and Joseph Jackson were executed
here to-day lor minders committed in the
Indian Territory. Anticipating a respite.
United States Marshal Carroll postponed
the hour of execution until the afternoon.
At 3 o'clock the prisoners were dressed and
the death warrants read. They were then j
Ironed, and after bidding their fellow pris
oners good bye, were taken to the MaaTokL ]
At S o*c!ock, before being handcuffed. I
Jackson attempted to cut his throat with a j
buttle that some of the prisoners used as a
Bower vase, but was prevented by the
pnuela, after he had cut an Ugly pish in j
his neck. Some delay occurred at the
pillows awaiting Warm's minister, and j
after the minister's prayers the doomed |
men bade each other food bye, the ropes I
were adjusted and they made their last
farewell to the guards, reporters and others
present." The drop was sprung at 3:40 p.
m. aial both men died without a struggle.
The execution was witnessed by about 100
persons, mostly deputy marshals, guards
and reporters. Doth men protested their
innocence and Jackson said the witnesses
swore lies agaiust him. This makes eleven
men hanged on this gallows within the past
twelve years, all lor murders committed in
the Indian Territory.
The erime9 for which these men were tried
and convicted were committed in the Indian
Territory, within i lie jurisdiction of tie.
l.u.ud States court for the Western district
of Arkansas. James IVaOSOB was convicted
of the murOcrof Henry Martin in the Cuick-
Maw nation, in November, IML Wasson
and ii young Indian named John McLougbiin,
a nephew of the governor of the ChlcKa<HW
nation, were together on ih-.- day of the kill
ing: and were tried jointly lor tlie crime, but
the jury disagreed a< to McLoughlin and eon
rieced Waaaoa. Tbes-e men sere under the
Influence of liquor, and uavtae; an old grades
.-.lir.st Martin, went from eiaOP to place
seeking him. Final y they met him near
t h» rotid in tho modi end uYot him down. and
after riding so ait* distance, Watson, fearing
that his victim might no: be dead, returned
:.,!•' fired another bullet through his head.
(reason is also ehexaed with tut-
ii Texas cattle kinsr, wheel widow offered
(1,000 reward lor his arrest.
Joseph Jackson is charged with a most hor
rible and atrocious wife murder. Simply
because he thought his wife was too much
trouble to him he emptied the contents of a
double barreled shotirun into her breast,
while she was Washing dishes one morning
after breakfast This killing occurred March
v. 1--.'). at Sculleyvillc, in the Cboctaw nation,
and was a case of circumstantial evidence
alone, there being no eye wttneei to tell of
this foul crime. So ouo was near but the
murderer and bis victim, but a chain of cir
cumstances told the story so plainly that the
jury was out but a lew minutes before re
turning a verdict of guilty. Jackson was a
very desperate negro and had to be chained
up like a wild beast while being taken to the
United States jail.
A nvsTEuiorti mirder
An Unfortunate New Jersey Girl
Deliberately Mritncled.
Special to the Globe.
Ha.cki:ttsto\vn\ .V. J-, April 23. — The
community here is very widely divided in
opinion as to who murdered Tillie Smith,
and, strange to say. it is charged by sev
eral persons, that theories, injurious to the
citizens of the town, have been maliciously
set afloat by anti-prohibitionists hi revenge
for the rigid enforcement of the anti-li
license rule of the town. It is said that when
Munnich. the shoo drummer, who was last
seen with the girl, was released. the author
ities made a big blunder. Munnieh was
exonerated by a coroner's jury, and at the
time he made a very good impression, and
until to-day the sentiment of the people
was largely in his favor. Now, however,
there is a slight reaction. It is known that
Mumiieh told several different stories of
what he did on th.it night. To one man
he said that he accompanied the girl to the
rear of the Methodist institute, and that
when aha found the door was locked he
left her. After that he said he d.d not
Know what became of her. His fellow
drummer and fellow-prisoner. Waring,
swore that Munnich claimed to have been
intimate With the girl, but Munnich swore
that he told this in sheer bravado to balance
a similar story tod by Waring. If Mun
nich strangled the girl, it is not likely that
he did so
in which he knew over 200 persons were,
lie saw tiie lights go out. and knew that
the scholars and professors were not yet
asleep. If he strangled the girl in the red
barn where the blood was found, the girl
must have led the way, as he was a
stranger, and in all probability knew noth
ing about the barn being unoccupied or un
locked. Those who know the girl will say
that it is ridiculous to suppose that Tillie
would have willimrly gone to thi c
barn with an entire stranger It
is very probable that whoever
committed the crime knew the grounds
well, and be could not have been very
much frightened or hurried, for those who
saw the body when it was found say that
the dress was drawn down to her ankles
neatly, and nicely smoothed. Whoever did
the crime wanted it to appear that she had
been robbed, and the theft of a purse con
taining a little more than W. a cheap
breastpin, a pair of gloves and a spool of
thread would hardly be a logical sequence
of murder under such circumstances. There
! is one man in this town who knew that the
girl was likely to be on the institute grounds
after the doors were locked, and ho may
yet tell some interesting things, but he pro
fesses to know nothing. In the meantime
the case is being quietly followed up. To
morrow will probably see the beginning of
the real work.
Terrible Deed of an Insane Woman
»t port. PL J.
KKYror.T, N. J., April 23.— At the
home of J. Monroe Smith, seven miles
south of this place, to-day a most dreadful
tragedy occurred. Mr. Smith is 55 years
old and his wife 43 and the mother
of six children aged 19, 18, 13, 11, 7 ami 4
years respectively. Some years ago the
wife a>'d mother was sent to an insane
asylum and was discharged a year later,
presumably cured. Last fall she had severe
pains in her head and her husband sent her
to her brother's house in Elizabeth, where
she improved greatly and returned home a
short time ago. This morning after break
fast she went to one of the oat-build
ings on the premises, and after
swallowing a dose of Rough on Rats,
returned to the house with an axe con
cealed under her dress. Eva, her 4-year
old daughter, was still sleeping when her
mother entered the bed chamber. Lifting
: the axe above the sleeping child the maniac i
mother brought it swiftly down, splitting
the little ones bead open, killing her in
stantly. Then she attacked Kufus, aged
i 13. dealing him several savage blows on the
I head with the pole of the axe. Bessie, the 11
-j year-old daughter, besged tor mercy.but the
terrible blood-stained axe whirled in the I
air and went crashing Into the fragile little i
i ii«ad. The eighteen-year-old daughter i
then locked the baby in an adjoining room
and ran screaming outside to appraise her
father of the awful work within. After a
terrible struggle the woman was secured.
One cf the children hi dead, and the others
are likely to die before morning. Mrs.
Smith is herself in a precarious condition.
Arrest of a Treasurer of a Mew York
Firm for Embezzlement.
Special to the Globe.
New roam, April .— Ralph P. Bar
ber, the treasurer of the Barnard straw
goods manufacturing company, of Broad
way near Prince street, has been a prisoner
at police headquarters for the past three
days on the charge of embezzling Si 6. 000.
He was for six years in the company's era
plov. the head of the house being Mr. 11.
(). Barnard, who placed such reliance in
his treasurer, that it was his custom to leave
checks for Barber to till in when necessary.
The prisoner is a married man, 57 years of
ntre, and received a salary of 53, 000 a year,
lie owns ■ house at Euglowood (N. J.),
where he lived with his family. About
one week ago Mr. 11. O. Barnard called
upon Inspector Byrnes and told ami that he
suspected the treasurer. An examination
of his books was advised, when a large de
ficiency was clearly shown. Detective
Sergeants Heidelberg and Dolan watched
the suspected man, and learned that he was
leading a double life. Besides his home in
EnglewjKKl, he supported Gracie Ricard at
the house No. ISS Mercer street, Jersey
City, i-ayim; SM a month rent. Last Sun
day the detectives went there to arrest him,
but learned that he had cone to his home at
Euglewood, but he was
when they called there. Monday morning
at S:3O they captured him as he left the
Chambers street ferry boat. lie made a
full confession, saying that he had been
stealing for sis years from the firm. For
the first four years he stole §2,000 a year,
while during the past two years the amount
of his peculations was $4,000 a year. lie
thought that by speculating iv wheat he
could return the money to his employers, but
he continued to go deeper aud deeper
into difficulty. He said that he had
a margin of 52.500 at Ash well «Sb Co.'s.
brokers. No. 00 Spring street, a branch of
Wall street. It was learned at the office
that the margin was against wheat and had
shrunk to Si, soo, which amount would be
banded over to the Barnard company. The
sum of 5 12, 000 was taken from Mr. 11. O.
Barnard's private account, so that the com
pany will only lose $2,200. Yesterday the
prisoner was taken to Jefferson market
court, where a charge of grand larceny to
the amount of 52,200 was made out against
him and he was committed for trial.
Doesn't Know the .Han.
Galvestox. Tex.. April 23. — Ex-Mayor
Charles H. Leonard of this city, who is the
person referred to by Erastus Sheppard in
his remarkable statement to the court yes
terday at New Orleans, was seen to-day by
a reporter with reference to Shepnard's
statement- Mr. Leonard declared he did
not know a man named Erastus Sheppanl,
and denied ever having been in the counter
feiting business in New Orleans or else
where. Mr. Leonard is 73 years old. was
twice mayor of Galveston, and served one
term as city collector. He lias resided here
and elsewhere in Texas for fifty years. lie
is worth over SlOO.OOO. principally invested
in real estate in this city. Sheppard's state
ment caused great surprise here.
Took In- Uazor I tome.
Special to the Globe.
Niles, Mich., April 23.— John T. Rudd
killed hi.iiM.''.r in this city thi* morning
under particularly shocking circumstances.
He had bOBB upon a visit to Ms brother-in
law, Charles 11. Laffer, since early winter,
and not being considered entirely sound in
mind, had of late been under the surveil
lance of his relatives. At 4 o'clock this
morning ha requested his wife to give him
a cup of hot water and then expressed a
wish to walk in the back yard. While his
wife was preparing to accompany him lib
escaped, and, seeing that lie was being fol
lowed, drew a razor from his pocket and in
sight of members of the family almost sev
ered his head from his bod)*, and gashed but
once. The remains were this morning
taken to Cleveland for burial.
Sent to His Account.
Morgaxfield, Ky.. April 23. — Robert
Fowler, the murderer of Miss Lida Burnett,
was hanged here to-day at 10:20 o'clock.
Fowler weighed 245 pounds, and the fall
broke the rope. It is supposed, however,
that his neck was broken, Ho was raised
by several men, the rope was tied to the
beam and he was left hanging for twenty
minutes. The murderer was a persistent
suitor of the young woman's hand, and
after repeatet 1 objections waylaid and
killed her. nearly severing her head from
her body with a knife.
Murder in the First Decree. '
Sax Francisco, April 23.— The jury in
the case of Dr. J. Milton Bowers, charged
with causing the death by phosphorus pois
oning of his wife, who died Nov. 1, last
year, to-night brought in a verdict of guilty
of murder in the first degree. The alleged
reason /or the murder was to obtain £17,
-000 insurance in various benevolent orders
on the life of deceased. The case, which
has been in progress several weeks, at
tracted wide attention.
Stole the Treasure.
lloPKnrsvn.LE, April 23. — John Boyd
(colored) was arrested here to-night charged
with stealing $16,000 from T. J. Fuller, a
wealthy farmer near Jackson, Term. Dor
ing the war Fuller hurried SIG.OOO in gold
in his front yard, lie has allowed it to re
main there ever since for safe keeping.
During last night his yard was plowed up
and the money was taken. Boyd was sus
pected and followed to this city, where he
had deposited several thousand dollars in
the bank.
Criminal Culllugs.
At Austin. Tex., yestorday the grand jury
found an indictment against James Phillip*.
Jr.. charging' him with having murdered his
wife on last Christmas eve in that city. This
is one of the two mysterious wife murders
committed on that night which caused a wide
sensation at the time. Phillips was found
lying in bed Insensible from an ujrfy wound
in the head while the body of his wife was
found in the back yard.
At Beverly, Mas?., Edward T. Shaw, who
for twelve years has carried the mall be
tween the local postofliee nnd the railway stu
lon, was arrested Thursday. Ho confessed
to having robbed the malls for several years,
taking between 3,000 and 5,000 letters and ob
taining upwards of ( 1,500.
A wrecker placed a cross tie on the East
Tennessee track near Silver Creek, Ga., Tues
day night, and then stepping back in the dark
watched an approaching freight train strike
It and roll .'own a ten-foot bank. One man
was instantly killed and another fatally in
jured. The wrecker was not caught.
It bos been discovered that the fire which
caused tbe destruction of Mr. Charles D.
Klmball's residence in Chicago last Tuesday,
was caused by a bomb which was thrown into
the parlor. The affair is said to be the out
growth of troubles at tbe Lemont stone
N. S. Burnett of Lockport, agent of tbe
National Masonic Insurance company of
Buffalo, was taken to Oswego last night un
der arrest, charged with grand larceny In the
embezzlement of collections on policies lie
was committed in default of ball.
At New Orleans yesterday William C.
Kessen. aped 63 years, attempted to kill his
wife, aged 40 years, by shooting her through
the arm and breast. He then placed the
muzzle of the revolver In bis mouth and fired,
killing himself.
At Philadelphia last nfs-ht George Daut
fatally shot hit* wife an 1 then shot himself,
bis death resulting before medical aid could
reach him. Jealousy was the cause.
The store of Mr. Watkin's at Bollrer. 111.,
was burnel Wednejdar night, ami the body
Of the proprietor was found in the ruins.
Melvln Butler has been sentenced to
imprisonment lor life at Louisville, Ky., on a
charge of murdering John B. Macay.
William Bui shot and killed his former '
mistress May Johnson, at Philadelphia yes
terday. -\-. N
To Appoint a Board of Arbitration to
Settle Strikes, Not Satisfactory
to Powderiy.
The Leader of the Knights Wants a De
partment of Labor, Which Shall
Stndy the Subject.
Pennsylvania's Protectionist Refuses
to Listen to the Charmer and
Aid Morrison.
Opposed to the Lobby-- Mr. Bayard
Bounces a Watchman for
Powderlr Doein't Approve. >
Special to the Globe.
Washington. April 23.— Mr. Powderly
to-day said ho had not had time to read the
president's labor message carefully, but lie
had glanced over it and liked it as far as it
-It is not just' what I want, though." ho said,
"I want a department of labor. I don't be
lieve in doctoring' these troubles. 1 want to
go to the root of tho disc-use. Mi ikes are but
medicine. They relievo the patient for a
time, but his sickness com-, 8 back on him.
The mutter must be seriously and carefully
studied. We need a department of labor, to
have records on file, to make a careful and
coustaut »tudv of the labor question, ami to
be tvavly to act and reeouimvud action at any
time. Arbitration should be conducted from
this department."
The president's idea of having a perma
nent commission on arbitration he liked
bettft than the bill that came from the
house labor committee, which provides for
arbitrators to be appointed in each particu
lar <■;:*•.
William O. McDowell of Newark, K. J.,
prominently identified with the labor reform
movement, said:
"Tae president's message is first-class, and
it Is a movement in the right direction, but it
does not go far enough. My recommenda
tion is that an executive department, with a
cabinet minister at its bead, should be
Created, and that the control of ex
ternal navigation, or tho mercantile shipping
intiio t now hi Id by the treasury, should be
turned over to it. At the time the control of
this shipping Interest was vested in the treas
ury, it made up the principal duties of that
<:e.Kirtnieut. The other duties were compara
tively insignificant. Sow, not only should
the entire jurisdiction ami control of the
shipping inter* sis be transferred to this new
department, Lut control to the same extent
should be given to it. I mean that the
same power and control of the railroads
should be given the department as the law
would invest in it over marine matters. This
department should be known as the depart
ment of labor aud commerce. it will bo re
membered that In the early history of rail
roads, when tie New Jersey Transportation
company undertook to cross thePassaic river
with a bridge, the navigation interests re
sisted. Chancellor Green decided that
railroads represented a new means of com
merce, anu that every law heretofore
made to protect commerce, applied equally
to this now mean-*, viz.: railroads. As an
army is principally made up of soldiers, and
as sailors arc the principal features of a
navy, the lunrcr part and the most import
ant part of a railroad is its working force.
B.• having an executive department control
in;,' internal aud external transportation, rail
road and marine matters, I believe the pres
ent ilitlicultHS couid be reached and an equit
able system of regulation established."
Debate In the House on Its Proper
Washington. April 23. — The house
immediately upon its meeting this morning
went into committee of the whole on the
river and harbor bill. The regular Friday
session was opened at noon, and the presi
dent's message on the labor troubles was
read. Mr. Butterworth thereupon moved
that it be referred to the committee of the
whole, and alter some debate the motion
was lost— IT, nays 147. Mr. Reed of
Maine regretted that there would bo no
opportunity to discuss the messaire in the
committee of the whole, as the result
would have been more speedy and useful
legislation than would have been ac
complished by its reference to a standing
committee. There being a thirty-minutes'
debate allowed, Mr. Outlet worth said that
it had been his purpose if iris motion had
prevailed, to ask unanimous consent to lix
an early day for the consideration of the
question, with the hope and expectation
that it might be fairly considered, not with
a view to
but with a view to getting at the right so
lution of the problem, lie criticized the
want of consideration given to the arbitra
tion bill by the committee on labor. There
had been no effort to ascertain the facts.
If a member secured fifteen minutes to
speak on the bill he devoted eight minutes
to abusing Jay Gould, six minutes to abus
ing corporations and then surrendered the
other minute of his time, being unequal to
the task Of suggesting any remedy.
•Why did not you suggest a remedy?"
asked Mr. O'Neil of Missouri.
•'Because you didn't give me time even to
open my mouth." replied Mr. Butterworth.
Mr. Bland or Missouri: We had a bill here
some days ago that proposed to set the labor
ers of the country at work — how did the
gentle man vote on that? The con ion ol*
the currency is impovershlng the people to
••Still harping on my daughter," quoted Mr.
Butterworth in reply. "If we were discuss
ing Infant baptism here, the gentleman would
stand up and want to have the baptismal
basin purchi.s d with standard silver dol
lars." [Applause.]
In conclusion Mr. Butterworth said that
congress owes it to itself to take the labor
question aud consider it carefully and then
refer the subject to an appropriate commit
tee. If it were referred to a committee
now he feared that a measure would be re
ported representing not the needs of the
hour, but the political necessities of the
coming campaign.
Mr. Randall of Pennsylvania confessed
to a feeling of surprise at the heat with
which the gentleman from Ohio had ap
proached this subject. He desired to direct
attention to the fact that the constitution
made it the duty of the president from time
to time to communicate to congress touch
ing the state of the Union, and recommend
such measures as he shall deem necessary
and expedient. The president Had not
ventured a hair beyond that, and .how was
he met here? lie was met here with an
There was not one word against the propo
sition which he made. On the contrary,
there was not an intelligent man in the
country but knew that the present condition
of the labor of the country commanded the
attention of congress. It was easy to ques
tion men's motives. He had also supposed
that the right to question the motives of a
human being rested with a higher power.
lie asked that the message should have due
consideration and deliberation, and a
remedy for the trouble conceived If possible
and enacted into law. lie declared proudly
that there was not a word in it that ap
pealed in any particularity to any party, or
any set, or any class ot men in the United
States. On the contrary, it appealed to
congress as a body of American citizens,
wishing for the public welfare. [Applause,
Other members joined in the debate, and
finally, on motion of Mr. Springer, the
message was referred to the committee on
labor, with instructions to report upon it
on or before May 15. A resolution offered
by Mr. Voorhees, of Washington
Territory. was adopted, instruct
ing the committee on rules
to inquire whether any member of the
house who has availed himself of the privi
lege of the floor under rule 34 is interested
as agent or attorney for any railroad or
other corporation, or interested in any
claim or bill pending before congress and
report the result of such Inquiry to th*
house. It had been an open s?cret, he
said, that ever since the beginning of this |
~wirr«w a powerful Icbbv. organized in the '
Interest af various railroad corporations, I
had Infested the capital and that the rules •
of the house had been openly and repeat
edly and notoriously set atdetianco by some
members of the lobby, and he protested'
against a continuation of that rank and
cryinir abuse. He had coupled the name
Mr. Sweet of Maine with the resolution, J
but at the suggestion of several members,
notably Mr. Randall, ho amended the reso- |
lution, making it general in its character.
The house then went into committee of
the whole for the private calen
dar and when the committee rose,
took a recess until 7:30 p. in.
The house at its evening session passed
sixty pension bills, and at 10:35 adjourned.
Delegate Voorbec* Objects to .Mr.
Sweet's Presence in the House.
Special to the Globe.
Washington April 23. — Mr. Dunham
made a neat little tight on the floor of the
house to-day and won. Mr. Voorhees of .
Washington Territory had introduced the j
resolution culling attention to the fact that !
Ex-Congressman Sweet of Maine was on j
the floor of the house a good deal, and that
Sweet admitted himself to be an attorney
for the Northern Pacific. The resolution
asked fora special committee to Investigate
and compel enforcement of the rules. Mr.
Dunham got the floor after Voorhees had
made a buncombe speech on the resolution,
and merely inquired if Mr. Yoorhees had
any knowledge of any attempt by Sweet to I
ply the arts of an attorney for a corporation •
on the floor of the house. Mr. Voorhees j
admitted he had not. though he said he ,
knew he had done so before the committee, j
Mr. Dunham' replied that he never saw ]
Sweet or heard of him; but it seemed quite j
unfair to couple his name with such a reso
lution unless there was some knowledge of
tacts to warrant it. This seemed to wake !
up the house to the absurdity of Mr. Voor- I
in'<--.' proposition, and other speeches in
this vein followed, with the result that Mr.
Voorhees himself moved to strike out the
name and make the resolution general in its
Report off the Census Bureau on tlie !
Number During ISBO.
Washington*, April 23.— The advance
sheets of the report of Joseph D. Weeks,
expert and special agent of the census
bureau on strikes and lockouts, occurring
injthe United during the calendar year 1880,
have been issued by the interior depart
ment. The record shows, he says, that
many strikes and lockouts still grow out of
the most trivial causes. It is also true,
especially in localities where lage bodies of
workmen are gathered, that there will
always be found men who too frequently
from sinister and mercenary motives create
dissensions and endeavor to Inaugurate
strikes. When strikes are in progress,
their duration is liable to be prolonged by
the efforts of such persons. Yet the ten
dency as stated is toward less frequent
strikes and lockouts. The number of strikes
in certain of the prominent trades as given
in the report is as follows:
Iron and steel 236 Transportation.... 36
Coal mining Printing trades.... 23
Textile trades 46 Glass industries. . 27
Cigar making 42 Piano making It
Building' trades... 36 Boot & Shoe ...... 11
Much of the greater proportion, (71%
per cent.) of the strikes and lockouts re
ported upon, were caused by differences as
to rates of wages. A total of 503, or
about 80 per cent, of those relating to rates
of wages or 62 per cent, of all, were for an
advance and 14 per cent, of those relating
to rates of wages, or 91}£ per cent, of all
were against a reduction. Strikes growing
out of demands for an advance are much
more uniformly successful than shose
against a reduction. In condition of trade
that justify an advance it is much more to
the interest of the employer to give in than
to have his work stop. From 414 of the
702 strikes reports were received showing
number of men idle in these cases to have
been 1*28.202. making an average of about
310 men to each strike. The report con
As to wages lost, it appears that 64,779
employes lost $3,711,007. This would be at
the rate of $83 each. As the entire number
of employes estmatcd was 228,133, the loss of
wages on this average would be $13,003,866,
which would have been received had the
works run constantly. Of course there
would be a number of offsets to this. In case
the strikes were successful, the additional
wages would compensate for a portion of
this loss. In other cases, where unionism
existed in the trades in which there were
strikes, the men received strike pay or strike
benefits, but the strike benefits were, in most
coses, simply refunding money that had been
prevously paid. Then in many cases the par
ties on strike secured emyloymeut in other
industries, and hence their actual loss would
be what wrges they would have 'earned at
their old labor, minus what they did earn in
presumably less profitable employment.
Discharged for Freshness.
Special to the Globe.
Washington. April 23. Secretary
Bayard has inaugurated a substantial re
form in the dismissal of Theodore Heisman,
a watchman. The man's career is checkered
and some what romantic. He was atone
time United States consul at San Domingo,
at another a lieutenant in the army, and at
another a member of the police force of the
District, but for several years past he has
been employed as a department watchman.
He was dismissed for a number of reasons.
His wife had complained for some time that
he had deserted her. and was residing with a
family of colored people. She ursred that
he be compelled to give up part of his sal
ary for her support. A young colored girl,
the daughter of Heisman's landlady, also
employed on the labor force of the same
building as Heisman, complained to the
authorities that he had endeavored to take
improDer liberties with her. She told how
the watchman, instead of attending to his
duties at night, was in the habit of using
the office of the secretary of state as a bed
room, comfortably sleeping upon the up
holstered lounge, and using the secretary's
bath tub on hot summer evenings for a re
freshing bath. Under the circumstances it
was decided that Heisman's service could
well be dispensed with.
Opposed to the Tariff Bill.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, April 23. — Mr. Randall
now openly announces his opposition to the
tariff bill. To one who reminded him that
great' concessions had been made to the
Pennsylvania industries, and for this
reason, he should aid Morrison to put the
bill through, Randall is reported to have
"It's too late in the day now to ask either
my co-operation or advice. In this matter I
have never been consulted. I did ask Speaker
Carlisle when be was forming his committee
to put one protection Democrat on the ways
and means committee. This ho refused. I
am not now willing to aid In the passage of a
bill which does not meet my approval."
The plan of action of the opponents of
the bill has been decided upon. When the
bill reaches a stage that it will be in order.
a motion is to be made to strike from the
bill all save its enacting clause, and then,
as a substitute to it, pass the Hewitt amend
ment, which differs only in the mode of
customs collection, without changing any
of the existing rates. The protection
Democrats feel confident they have enough
votes to accomplish this.
Pulitzer Still a Congressman.
Special to the Globe.
Washington', April 23. — The name of
Joseph Pulitzer, editor of the New York
World, is still on the roll of the house of
representatives, and thus far neither
Speaker Carlisle nor the clerk of the house
has been officially advised that Mr. Pulitzer
has resigned. It is true that Mr. Pulitzer
has sent to the secretary of state of New
York his resignation, but that officer thus
far has failed to certify that fact to the
officers of the house of representatives.
Because of this Mr. Pulitzer's name - still
graces the congressional roll call, and he
has to-day all the powers of a congressman
which were conferred upon him the day he
subscribed to the oath of office.
NO. 114
Ex-fireman Eooney's Eminently Satis
factory Reasons for Hngging
Mrs. Eaight.
An Atlanta Clergyman Denounced as •
Slanderer by a Fiery Vir
ginia Editor.
The Selection of a Muddy Brook for
a lied Causes an Old
Man's Death.
An Unfortunate Girl Deceived by m
afc Scoundrel— -Latter Leaves
a Wile.
Kissed the Bride.
Special to the Globe.
New York, April 23.— Ida Small
was married to Mr. Charles H. Haight at
the residence of her brother, Mr. Nelson
Small, No. 336 Lorimer street, Brooklyn,
last night. After the Key/John- T. Wild 3
of the Seventh Presbyterian church of this
city had concluded the marriage ceremony
one of the gentlemen present stepped up
to the bride and kissed her. He was Fire
man John Rooney of Engine Company No.
so. this city, and his salutation recalled a
thrilling episode in the young lady's life.
hen, on Feb. 1, 1882. the disastrous fire
in the old \V orld building broke out, Miss
Small was engaged in an office on the
fourth floor on the Beekinan street side
The flames spread with such rapidity that
they had almost reached the room in which
the young lady was working before she was
aware of the lire. Escape by the stairway
was cut off, and the only hope of saving
her life lay in an exit by the window?
After closing the safe door, in doing which
her eyebrows were singed, she crawled out
of the window and stood upon the narrow
cap of the window below, the flames licking
the sash and casement. With only
a slender telephone wire to aid her
the young girl stepped from one
window cap to the other, while the crowds
m the street below looked on with awe.
For a time the firemen were unable to aid
her, as she was above the reach of the lad
ders. Finally they raised a ladder to their
shoulders and held it while John Rooney
who was then connected with Hook and
Ladder company No. 10, went to her rescue
and took her safely to the sidewalk, while
the spectators shouted themselves hoarse.
This is why Mr. Rooney kissed her last
night. After the festivities the happy
couple started for Washington, and on their
return will take up then: residence in this
An Atlanta, Ga., Clergyman De
nounced as a Slanderer.
Special to the Globe.
Richmond, Va., April 23.— Rev.
J. B. Hawthorne, of Atlanta, Ga., delivered
a speech here last night in which he is al
leged to have alluded in a deregatory man
ner to the editor of the State and its staff,
although in both of the morning dailies' re
port of the doctor's remarks, they fail to
give a line of what was said about the State.
Hence Mr. Beirne's information came from,
a private source. «As Mr. Beirne lives out j
of the city, your correspondent could not j
reach him in time to get the words reported !
to have been said by the doctor. A mem- j
ber of the State staff, however, says that
the doctor is reported to have alluded to
them as a set of sots and drunkards, and
that they were naturally opponents to pro- j
hibition. Mr. Beirne is well known through
out Virginia as an accomplished journalist
and a gentleman of the strictest integrity
of character. Therefore when the following
card appeared in the State this afternoon it
created quite a sensation in all circles. Dr.
Hawthorne is well known as a farmer pas
tor of the First Baptist church here. ■'.'
To the Public — I have s«ut a copy of the
following: letter to Rev. J. B. Hawthorne, '•
which, in justice to myself, I now submit to
the public:
Richmond, Va.. April 22, 1556.— T0 Rev. J.
B. Hawthorne— Sir: The contest between. ;'
the Prohibitionists and their opponents in '
this city had been
and with the most kindly feelings between all
who were engaged in it, till you entered the
arena, and began to hurl abusive epithets at
those whose opinions happened to differ with,
yours. I have been informed that at a pub
lic meeting held yesterday evening: in a
Christian church of this city you denounced
both me and the staff of the State newspaper
in most slanderous words, for no other reason,
than that we have dared to express our hon
est convictions. I would punish you severely
for your offense, but unhappily you claim to
be a representative of a calling that properly
commands the respect of all good men, and.
one that from childhood I have always held
sacred. Of the security of the position you £
were fully aware when you uttered your
slanders, and that position alone saves you
from the punishment you so Justly deserve.
[Signed] Richard F. Bieknk.
1 shall give this letter to the public through
the columns of the State this evening.
R. P. B.
Dr. Hawthorne has gone to Fredericks
burg, where he speaks to-night There
fore your correspondent was unable to see
him and ascertain what he had to say about
the matter. i
Slept in a Hud Puddle.
Special to the Globe.
Waltham. Mass., April 23. — An old
man of 60 named Murphy was brought to
the police station and put to bed in an ex
hausted condition this morning. He was
found at 7 a. m. asleep in Beaver creek,
immersed to the neck in water and mud
three feet deep. He bore every appearance
of having been in the brook all night, as his
clothes, outside and in, were drenched with
water and black with mud, only one
shoulder being dry. When his boots were
drawn off about two quarts of muddy water
flowed out of them, while his stockings and
flannels, once white, were inky as Hamlet's
cloak. Apparently his mind was confused,
and he could give no explanation of his
conduct, or state where he belonged. He
was breathing faintly at noon under the
stimulating effect of bite horns of whisky,
but his appearance indicated that death
would shortly ensue as a result of his pro
longed bath.
Deceived Miss >uyder.
Special to the Globe.
Newakk, N. J., April 23. — The Journal
of this city to-day publishes an account of
the elopement of Charles N. Westbrook, a
well-known young lawyer of this city and a
son of Richard B. Westbrook, a prominent
Philadelphia lawyer, and freethinker, with
Lizzie Snyder, one of the belles of Strouds
burg. Perm. Westbrook is married, and
has a wife and child in this city. He left
home a few weeks ago to go to Strouds
burg on business. He met Miss Snyder
and fell in love with her. She
reciprocated the affection, and agreed
to elope with him, she thinking he was
single. Miss Snyder told her mother
she was going to Spragueville to visit some
friends one day last week. Instead of
going there she boarded a train for Bing
hamton, and met Westbrook. They went *
to Scranton, where they remained at a'
hotel several days, but it is believed they
were not married. Miss Snyder's father
became suspicious, and started to hunt up
his daughter. The day he started she
came home. The story got out, and some
of the neighbors threatened to lynch West
brook. He left in haste, and was followed
by an ofiicer to Millord and then to Port
Jervis. There he got away, and it is said*
he was. home a lew days ago. His wife I
knew nothing of the story until this morn
ing, and she is prostrated at the news. ■ M
Senator Beck is outspoken in praise of thojj
president's message on the labor question.
Ho suys if he could have his way bo would
name Allen G. Thurman. Joseph E. Mci>«i
ald mid Roscoo Conkling as labor comma* •
sioners und give them £10,000 a year. _ • ]

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