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Engineers and Firemen on the
C, B. & Q. Quit Work at
Four This Morning.
Kirghts of Labor Agree to
Furnish Three Huudred
Engineers at Once
To Get Even With the Broth
erhood for Interference in
the Reading- Strike.
General Manager Stone Con
fident the Trouble Will
Not Last Long".
Chicago, Feb. 26.— At 4 o'clock to
morrow morning all the engineers of
the Burlington road belonging to the
brotherhood will stop work. An official
notice to that effect was sent to General
Manager Stone to-day. Mr. Stone was
visited by Chairman Iloge. representing
the engineers, and Chairman Murphy,
representing the firemen, this after
noon, and was informed that unless a
settlement was made the strike would
be inaugurated at the hour named.
They said they had sufficient advices
from the men at various points along
the line to warrant them in taking this
t>tep. Mr. Stone replied that the Bur
liugton would nut recede from the posi
tion it had taken. Mr. Stone was asked
if this was their ultimatum. The an
swer was ••yes."' The representatives
of the men then withdrew and the gen
eral strike will begin to-morrow. Mr.
Stone said to-night that there were 1,(500
engineers and firemen in the Burling
ton's employ. How many of these be
to the brotherhood he did not
know, but presumed they all did.
•'What is your programme for to-mor
row?" asked the reporter.
"We will not attempt to move any
freight trains," he replied. "Our ob
j<- ( t is to run most of our suburban and
passenger trains as usual. Our first en
deavor will be to get in our subuiban
passengers and take care of all passen
gers tor points nol covered by competi
tors. There are a large number of men
in our employ
in addition to yard foremen and road
foremen, who nearly all are old engi
neers. At Aurora we have a laboratory
w liere a large number of young men are
eugaged who have ail learned the art of
running a locomotive. All these will be
\\> ssed into service to-morrow."
"How about the report that you are
bringing on a lot of men from the Kead
ing system?"
••We have no arrangement or contract
to that effect," said Mr, Stone, "but we
have sent East advertisements for com
petent men, and we have also received
a Dumber Of telegrams from individuals
in Philadelphia and other Pennsylvania
points, saying they would conic and
bring other engineers with them. To
all these 1 have replied that we will
give _ r oo,l wages and permanent em
ployment to all men of good character,
w iio are competent to do the work."
"But 1 suppose you would keep these
men in case of a settlement with the old
'•Yes sir," said Mr. Stone, emphati
cally. Wo want all the competent men
w hum we can depend upon, and they
Will be retained as long as 1 am general
manager of ihe road."
In regard to freight traffic Mr. Stone
said the road's first endeavor would be
to take rare of it on the same basis that
it would passenger traffic, lie could
uot tell how it would get on till it had
sized up the situation. If the strike
v ;;- -.i >ci ious as to stop traffic it would
have to lay off all freight handlers and
shop men and a number of others em
ployed in a similar capacity, numbering
bix or seven times as many as the en
gineers and firemen. He does not an
tk-ipate any such serious state of af
VICE rnE>iT>i:xT rFAsi.KV.
of the Burlington road, stated that the
total number of engineers employed on
tin- Burlington system was about l,oou
aud the number ol liremen was about
th;- same.
•How many men employed on the
Burlington system will the strike af
"AboutSsOOO. Of course it will be
manifestly impossible to keep our em
ployes on the pay rolls in case of a
prolonged strike. We shall, however,
treat our loyal employes just as well as
is consistent with good business princi
ples, and as soon as the strike ends the
old men who may be laid off by reason of
tin- strike will be taken back. We do
not want to discourage any competent
workmen, but will be forced to do so
temporarily through the action of the
"How will the strike affect your earn
ings, and how many cars will it tie uu?''
•Well, that is a difficult question to
answer, but I should say that we run
ahout 'S>o passenger trains and an
equal number of freight trains on the
entire Burlington system per day. We
have -20.000 to 25.000 car.s and, of course,
when the engineers lay off the bulk of
these cars
We expect, however, to keep a few
trains moving, and we have been told
that the Brotherhood of Engineers will
not be called off from the mail trains
or certain of the suburban trains. As
to the loss which will result from the
strike, it is impossible to give an idea
in advance of the actual occurrence. 1
think it will not be far out of the way
to say that we are earning from $70,000
to STo.O(K) per day. In this connection,
however, the fact must be taken into
consideration that rates on freight busi
ness between all principal points have
fallen to such an absurdeclly low figure
that net earnings have been seriously
reduced. To be sure, passenger rates
are maintained, but passenger business
does not produce much over 25 per cent,
of the revenues of our road. It Is, per
haps true, therefore, that the strike,
coming as it does at a time when freight
rates are hardly on a paying basis,is not
such an unfortunate affair as it would
have been in more prosperous times."
"How are the other employes of the
Burlington disposed to regard the
6trike'.' r '
~ "So far as we know they are loyal to
the company, and we tiitend to" treat
them well and intend to keep as many
of them employed as we can. We shaft
have new engineers and shall make
every effort to start our trains as soon
as. possible."
The people living on the suburban
system of the Chicago, Burlington &
Quincy railroad have had their thinking
caps on for the last few days, especially
those who come to Chicago daily, and
many of them have already made ar
rangements to live in the city. The
Burlington suburban trains run as far
down as Downer's Grove, twenty-one
wiles from Chicago. There are fourteen
daily train* on Ui# ȟb urban system,
stopping at the following stations: Chi
cago, Blue Island avenue, Cleveland,
Columbus and Indiana Central crossing.
Douglas Park, Millard avenue, Craw
ford, Hawthorne, Clyde, La Vergne,
Riverside, La Grange, Western springs.
Highlands, Hinddato, Stough, Claren
don, Hills, Greggs, Easi Grove, and
Downer's Grove. At a moderate esti
mate these trains accommodate 1,200
passengers each way daily.
of the engineers, of which Mr. lloge, of
McCook, Neb., is chairman, is composed
of members of the local divisions of the
Engineers' Brotherhood on the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy system. It is a
standing committee, and has had entire
charge of the negotiations with Mr.
Stone, the general manager of the rail
road. The chairman says that the com
mittee's direct negotiations failing.Chief
Arthur was sent for, and he attempted
an adjustment of the difficulty. He also
failed. Then the committee, after the
strike was determined upon, agreed
that it should begin at 4a. m. Mon
day. At that hour most of the
engineers will be at the end of
their runs, and lowest trains will be in
motion. All the local divisions, and
through them every •member of the
order employed on the Chicago, Bur
lington & Quincy system have been no
titied nor to go to work to-morrow morn
ing unless especially advised by the
chairman of the grievance committee to
report for duty. The liremen holding
positions dependent to those of the en
gineers have acted with the latter in
everything, and unless Mr. Stone con
cludes to accede to the terms of the en
gineers no engines will be run out by
the aiil of members of either brother
lux »d to-morrow. Trains on the road
will be run to the end of the engineer's
division and stopped. Passenger trains
leaving any point before 4 o'clock will
be run to the end of the division and
were the coolest men in town to-day. and
at a seasonable hour this evening Mr.
Arthur calmly retired to his private
room at the Grand Pacific hotel and
went to bed. So did Mr. Sargeant, so
like-wise Mr. Iloge; ditto Mr. Murphy.
The officers of the railroad company
were acting with equal deliberation.
During all the weeks of negotiations
Mr. Stone had not been idle. An agent
of his road went to Keading, Pa., and
employed all the trainmen he could who
bad been recently thrown out of em
ployment by the strike on the Phila
delphia <fc Heading lines. Othei points
were reached by telegraph offering
work to idle engineers. Every man iii
the shops who could manage an engine
was ordered to be ready to go out with
one. Applicants for jobs as engineers
got them in a hurry. Early this evening
the officers of the road said they hail
enough men to run three trains each
way. The company had been running
twenty-six such trains daily. If the
strike assumes the proportions that now
seem probable, about 11,000 men will be
involved. This number includes em
ployes that will be thrown out of em
ployment by the strike of the engineers
and liremen.
The .strike promises to be the most re
markable ever known, for in it the
strongest single labor organization in
existence has been pitted against
the largest railroad corporation in
the West, and one of the greatest
in mileage and wealth In the world.
Should the strike long continue, it is
probaole that, in addition to the 1,400
I men directly involved, the great ma
jority of the 10,0t)0 employes of the com
pany will be thrown out of work, the 25.
--000 members of the engineers' brother
hood throughout the country called
upon to contribute of their savings, and
the Industries of a vast section of coun
try tributary to the road subjected to a
partial paralysis. The far-reaching ef
fects of the strike can be inferred from
the fact that the road has 6,(KK)
miles of main and leased lines, grid
ironing the states of Illinois, lowa, Mis
souri and Nebraska. From Chicago it
reaches to Denver, Col., over 1,000 miles
away, and Cheyenne, Wyo., equally as
fa:-. Minneapolis to the North and St.
Louis to the South are within its reach
—the territory of an empire.
The Kn*jiiieers and Firemen Anx
ious for the Strike to Hog-in.
Chicago, Feb. 20.— The feeling
among the engineers and firemen around
the mund houses was of a decidedly
aggressive character to-day. They are
all "up in arms," so to speak, and are
anxiously awaiting the hour when they
are one and all to cease their connection
with the road. They stood about in
groups of threes and fours all day and
discussed the strike in all its bearings.
An enthusiastic find well attended
meeting was held in the forenoon, and
every man who attended it swore on the
honor of the brotherhood that he would
stand firm to the last. Prior to 2 p. in.
it was like drawing eye teeth to get an
engineer or fireman to make any sort of
statement. They all had the same
"You must see Ihe old man, Chief
Arthur. Anything he says goes with
us." After :l o'clock, however, they
were all willing to answer any ques
tions a>ked. '-We were enjoined with
the strictest privacy until 2 o'clock to
morrow," said one of the engineers to a
reporter. "1 T P to that time we all agreed
to have nothing to say. but to leave the
whole thing to Chief Arthur and our
"When did the hour expire for a final
answer from the officials?"
"At 3 o'clock. We notified them
thirty-six hours before that time that
unless our demands were complied
with we would all refuse to run an en
The strike is not likely to involve any
other roads in the opinion of Mr. Ar
thur and Mr. Sargent, though they ex
pressed no opinion on the contingency
that some other company might en
deavor to aid the Burlington.
"It is purely our own affair," said Mr.
Sargent. "No other road is concerned,
and no other orders except the engi
neers and firemen. The brakemen and
switchmen will remain neutral. We
have not asked them to help us, and
will not. If we are beaten, we propose
to stand it alone."
Wl.en told of Mr. Stone's final de
termination not to. veld to the employes,
Mr. Arthur's face was clouded for a mo
ment. "I'm sorry," he said. "I hate
to see a strike, but I could do nothing
else. I had to approve this strike or re
sign. The demands were so reasonable
my conscience compelled me to approve
it. If 1 had said -no' the men; would
not have gone out, but I'd have been
branded as a coward and as truckling to
the railroads. The man in the entire
Burlington system were unanimous for
the strike. 1 told them all the dfficulty
they'd have to encounter. They de
cided to go into it, and we'll fight as
hard as we can."
"Cau the cempany get enough good
"It can't get enough good men. It
may employ some men we have expelled
for drunkenness or stealing, but will
such men be safe? Can the road afford
to put its passenger trains in the hands
of such men? Then they are more dan
gerous than our men. It won't be long
until these men they're employing now
will get them into a bigger trouble than
we are now by striking for more wages.
You see how it was on the Reading
road. The company can treat with us.
We are an intelligent body of men. A
wauinust icad aud write and beoJE
good moral character. The men they
get will not be as reasonable."
"What's the trouble between the
Reading railroad Knights of Labor en
gineers and the Brotherhood?"
"There is none that 1 know of. I deny
the assertion that I sent men to take
the places of those now on a strike on
that road. I did not send a man there.
1 did not know that any Brotherhood
engineer had gone to work for the Read
ing road."
"Have you heard of any Reading men
"I have not. I told our men what
they might expect. They discussed this
view of the situation, and decided to go
out on the strike. If the company can
get other engineers to till their places
our boys must acknowledge their de
feat." •
Losses Will Be Light Owing to the
Kate War.
Chicago, Feb. 20.— financial loss
of the company in the strike is the sub
ject of curious comment. In ordinary
times the gross earnings of the road
range from $2,000,000 to $3,000,000 a
month, but owing to the rate war in
progress for some time past among the
Western railroads, a large proportion ot
the Burlington's business has been done
at an actual loss. Whether the mar
gin of profit on the remainder
of the traffic, taken as a
whole, was so small as to make
the strike almost a boon to the company,
the higher officials probably alone
know. It is a point that seems to have
escaped the close attention of the engin
eers, and which, taken in connection
with the hostility of the Kniehts of
Labor, may prove a fatal weakness to
the strike. The chief depots or round
houses of the road are located at Aurora
and Galesburg, 111.: Ottumwa, Burling
ton and Creston, Io. ; Lincoln, Omaha
and McCook, Neb. These cities are at
the ends of working divisions of the
road. Dispatches from each place to
night tell of active preparations being
made for the strike. The yard masters
are at work getting all loaded cars to
the freight depot, and all tickets to pas
sengers are sold with the understand
ing that the company is not to be held
responsible for failure to carry passen
gers owing to the strike. At Omaha
arrangements hive been made with the
Union Pacific road to honor all Burling
ton tickets to common points. It is
presumed that similar arrangements
have been made other roads.
The Knights of Labor Preparing
to Get Even.
Chicago, Feb. 20.— General Worthy
Foreman Richard Griffiths, of the
Knights of Labor.said plainly this even
ing that the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers need not expect the knights
to keep hands off. Mr. Griffiths was
seen at his home this evening and
talked unrestrainedly of the impending
strike in its relations to the Knights of
Labor. He said :
"The knights are lookers on."
"How about the manner in which the
knights were treated by the brother
hood during the Missouri Pacific strike
two years ago? Did not the brother
hood then replace about 200 Knights of
Labor strikers?"
"Yes; they most certainly did."
"And do you not think that but for
this on the part of the brotherhood the
strike, as inaugurated by the knights,
would have proven a success?"
"There is very little on that point.
The same thing has just happened in
the Heading strike, as every one who
reads a newspaper knows. Just as soon
as the strike was declared on, the
Brotherhood began
These actions on the Brotherhood do
not naturally tend to cement them and
the Knights. Tit for tat is a game that
people of our day like to indulge in, and
1 don't see why the Knights should be
exceptions. If the locomotive engin
eers in our body see fit to accept posi
tions on the Chicago, Burlington &
Quincy railroad, they most certainly are
entitled to do as they please. It is a
matter resting entirely in their hands,
and with which we, as a body, have
nothing to do. The adoption of retalia
tory measures is not a new thing, and I
honestly admit that I would not be sur
prised if they were brought into use by
the Knights. Thus far, however, no
action that I know of has been taken
by the Chicago Knights."
"Dispatches from Reading state that
the Knighte there are being rapidly and
readily engaged by the Burlington peo
"Is that so? Well, I'm not surprised
in the least, and now since that is the
case you may look out for a similar or
der of things here."
Chicago, Feb. Fourteen engin
eers from the Reading road arrived
here to-night and applied for work on
the Burlington. Supt. Bessler accepted
their applications at onee,suppliedtuem
with signal books and took them to
Aurora, where they will be put at, work
to-morrow morning. These men are
Knights of Labor.
Philadelphia, Feb. 2(3. — Capt.
George L. Eastman, national organizer
of the Knights of Labor, is authority
for the statement that the executive
committee of the Reading railroad
strikers has notified General Manager
Stone, of the Chicago, Burlington &
Quincy road, that in the event of a
strike on his road and the failure of
Chief Arthur to withdraw the brother
hood engineers who took the place of
strikers on the Reading road, they will
send him 300 engineers to-morrow morn
Philadelphia, Feb. 20.— 1n refer
ence to the story that a number of
striking Reading railroad engineers
would offer themselves for service on
the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy road
in the event of a strike of Brotherhood
men on that company's lines, the en
gineers in this neighborhood are very
reticent, beyond making the statement
that there has been no concerted action
taken and that none is contemplated.
There are very few engineers now on
strike in this section, as only those run
ning switch engines and a small per
centage of those having freight or coal
trains quit work, while none of those in
the passenger service joined the move
Philadelphia, Feb. 26.— The im
pending strike of the Brotheihood of
Locomotive Engineers on the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy railroad was to
day the topic of conversation among the
Reading employes. There were many
bitter denunciations of Chief Arthur,
who is reported to have said when asked
if he had considered the contingency. of
the Reading engineers filling the strik
ers':places, "If the company concludes
to hire that class of men it is their busi
ness, not ours.". ■:• ;
Heading, Pa., Feb. 26.— 1t is learned
here to-night that an agent of the Chi
cago, Burlington & Quincy railroad has
been in this city for the past several
days recruiting striking engineers and
firemen of the Reading railroad, whose
places were taken by brotherhood men,
to send to Chicago in case a strike
should occur on the Western road.
Reading, Pa., Feb. 26.— A Herald re
porter saw some of the Knights of
Continued on Fourth Page,
Ladies of London Will Not
Like the New Rules of the
House of Commons,
Because They Will Trench
Upon Their Traditions
Regarding- Teas.
Canon O'Mahony Accused of
Libeling- the Keeper of
Cork Prison.
German Physicians Agree
That the Crown Prince
Has a Cancer,
Copyright Cable to the Globe.
London, Feb. 20.— The new rules of
procedure, the first of which will go
into operation in the house of commons
to-morrow, are of vastly more signifi
cance than their collective title implies,
the change made by their enforcement
affecting not only members of the house
but the whole population of aristocrats
of London. The rule lengthening the
time at both ends involves the over
throw, for the present at least, of many
of the traditional laws of society with
regard to luncheons, teas, dinners, etc.,
and consequently the adoption of new
rules of procedure in other than parlia
mentary circles. The ease with which
Mr. Smith obtained the assent of the
house to the procedure rules was due in
a great measure to the co-operation of
Mr. Gladstone, but the theory that they
will tend to prevent obstruction is
untenable. The Observer, in discussing
the effect of the rules, admits that they
are inadequate to the purpose for which
they were avowedly framed and passed,
and says that unless measures shall be
adopted whereby the majority is in ab
solute control of debate, the last state
of the house of commons will be found
to be much worse than the first.
Lord Londonderry has directed Maj.
Roberts, governor of the Cork prison, to
prosecute Canon O'Mahony for libel
in having accused Roberts of assaulting
young girls. A summons was issued
against Roberts at the instance of Canon
O'Mahony, but the writ was subse
quently dismissed by the magistrate on
the grounds that the evidence produced
by O'Mahony was insufficient and too
much time had elapsed since the alleged
offenses to make it possible to prosecute
Roberts under the law. If there is
really any basis for Canon O'Mahony's
charges, however, his defense in the
action for libel will enable him to prove
his charges, since he will be entitled to
introduce evidence that would have
been admissible on the criminal pro
ceedings he sought to bring agains
The row between Lord Salisbury and '
Mr. Bradlaugh over the latter's asser
tion that Lord Salisbury gave his per
sonal check to aid in the promotion of
meetings of unemployed workingmen
in February, 18S6, with the object of
reaping political benefit through the
disorderly character of the meetings, is
coming to a head. Sir Richard Nichol
son, Lord Salisbury's solicitor, has
written to Mr. Bradlaugh suggesting
that the issue be tried by consent, but
without pleading, this stipulation being
intended to prevent either party to the
controversy from obtaining political
capital through the case. It is probable
that Mr. Bradlaugh will accept Sir
Richard's suggestions in great part,
though it is known that he would very
much prefer a perfectly open trial and
an exhaustive vindication of the testi
The Crown Prince's Condition Now
Very Critical.
Berlin, Feb. 20.— The official bulletin
from San Remo to-day says that the
crown prince slept well last night, that
his cough and expectoration are less,
and that an examination of his chest dis
closed no traces of affection of the
lungs. The bulletin bears the additional
signature of Dr. Kussniaul. X)ther tele
grams say that Dr. Kussmaul considers
the patient's condition critical, and that
all the German doctors believe that the
prince has cancer of the throat. Dr.
Bergmann will leave San Remo to-day
or to-morrow.
London, Feb. 26.— A dispatch from
San Remo says that the German physi
cians in attendance on the crown prince
of Germany have discovered with the
microscope cancerous matter in the
phlegm coughed up by the patient.
Where Is Stanley?
London, Feb. 26.— The Eniin Bey re
lief committee state that dispatches re
ceived from Emm, dated Sept. 3, show
that he had had no direct communica
tion with Stanley up to that time.
Assuming that Stanley reached Emm
by the middle of September, news of the
fact cannot reach Zanzibar until March.
Four Women Killed.
London, Feb. 20.— A dispatch from
Warsaw says that a panic was caused
in a Jewish synagogue there yesterday
by a false alarm of fire, and that in the
struggle to escape four women were
killed and sixteen other persons seri
ously injured.
A Diplomatic Dinner.
Pa his, Feb. 20.— Mr. McLane, the
American minister here, gave a diplo
matic dinner this evening in honor of
M. Floquet, the president of the cham
ber of deputies. Owing to indisposition,
M. Floquet was unable to be present.
The Radicals Want It.
London, Feb. 26.— The Radicals have
decided to contest Hampstead, where
an election is to be held for a parlia
mentary successor to Sir Henry Hol
land, who was recently raised to the
Materials of War.
London, Feb. 20. — Advices from
Odessa say that a large quantity of cav
alry accouterments, tools, forges and
other warlike materials is awaiting at
Elizabetgrad transportation to the front
Turkey Ohjects.
Constantinople, Feb. 20. —1t is
stated that the porte has rejected Rus
sia's suggestion that Turkish troops oc
cupy Bulgaria.
Navigation Closed.
Odessa, Feb. 26. — Navigation is
closed here.
No Political Significance.
Madiuk, Feb. 20.— Tlie Duke of Mont
pensier, in an interview with Senor
Morett to-day, declared that the visit of
the Count of Paris to Seville had no
political significance. As for himself,
Tie would not allow any Orleanist in
trigues or councils to be held under his
Some Voted for Boul anger.
Pakis, Feb. 20.— M. Flourens, min
ister of foreign affairs, was to-day
elected a member of the chamber of
deputies for the Basses-Alpes district.
The Republican candidates were elected
in St. Etienne and Dyon, in both of
which places a number of votes were re
corded for Gen. Boulanger.
This Is Quite English.
Paris, Feb. 20.— The Temps reports
that England is negotiating with
Turkey for the cession to Eng
land of Salonica and an island
commanding the Dardanelles, England
g uaranteeing to the sultan the posses
sion of Stamboul, with the immediate
district, the Bosphorus, the Darda
nelles and all the Asiatic provinces.
Locke's Perennial Troubles.
Washington, Feb. 26.— Charles E.
Locke, manager of the National Opera
company, which disbanded here yester
day, was arrested this evening at the
instance of Mr. Sylva, the tenor of the
company, charged with issuing worth
less checks. He was released on bail,
Mr. Staples, proprietor of Willard's ho
tel, becoming his surety. The case will
come up in the court in the morning.
The Plea on Which a Denver Mur
derer Was Liberated.
A Buffalo Temperance Advocate Gets
Into a Kettle of Rot
Denver, Col., Feb. 26.— The jury in
the case of Charles E. Henry, the
young gambler from London, Out.,
who, the night of Dec. 13 shot and in
stantly killed Effie Moore, a variety act
ress at the Palace theater, over a love
affair, at 1:30 this morning, returned a
verdict of acquittal. The defendant
entered a plea of "transitory frenzy."
The verdict is a surprise to the public,
it being the belief that he should have
received some kind of punishment for
his deed.
A Bad Temperance Advocate.
Buffalo, N. T., Feb. 20.— Henry S.
Hill, a temperance evangelist, who has
been assisting Frances Murphy in Buf
falo in the blue ribbon cause, was ar
rested yesterday on complaint of Louise
Liefeuback, aged fifteen, who swears
that on Feb. 10 Hill followed her into
the kitchen of Mrs. Broad's residence,
where she is employed as a servant, and
attempted to assault her. Mrs. Broad
says that Hill ' has i obtained between
$300 and $400 from her under false pre
tenses, and that she intends to prose
cute him.
A Juryman Got Drunk.
Columbus, 0., Feb., 26.— N0 progress
was made in the tally-sheet forgery
cases yesterday, owing to the absence of
a juryman. At noon the case was ad
journed to Monday and officers sent in
search of the juryman. His name is
Gantz and he was found last evening in
an intoxicated condition and placed in
charge of a deputy. Robert B. Mont
gomery, one of the defendants, had an
altercation with George Beaton, a citi
zen, last evening over reports connected
with the case. Later in the evening
Fred Steube, another of the defendants,
made an assault on Prosecuting Attor
ney Huling, breaking one of the bones
in his face. Steube claimed that the
prosecuting attorney had detectives fol
lowiiiir him. There is considerable in
dignation over the assault on the pros
Two Have Been Arrested.
Ashland, 0., Feb. 26.— Wesley Ches
rown and son, Maurice, who shot Jacob
Wilbert Saturday, have been arrested.
The former came to this city and gave
himself up to the authorities, while
Maurice Chesrown was captured in the
western part of the state this afternoon.
Elias . Chesrown, whom it is supposed
shot William Kelly, gave himself up to
the sheriff late Saturday night. There
are five of the Chesrown brothers who
were in the house at the time of the
shooting still missing, and officers are
scouring the country to apprehend
them. There is a rumor afloat that
Adam Chesrown was lynched at Mo
hicanville, the scene of the shooting.
This rumor can not be substantiated.
: _£-—— —^*-
The liosses of Cattle in the South
west Very Light. ' , i
Denver, Col., Feb. 26,— R. G. Head,
president of the International Range
association, and largely interested in
the range cattle business, returned to
night from an extensive trip in South
ern Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.
In an interview he stated that the re
ports circulated in the East that the loss
of range cattle this winter will reach
from 50 to 75 per cent are abso
lutely false. He said that from per
sonal observation he knew that the
range cattle in Colorado, Texas, New
Mexico, Indian Territory and Wyoming
and a portion of Arizona were never in
better condition at this time of the year
than at present, and that the losses this
year would be comparatively nothing;
that, while the stock is not suffering for
feed, snow is needed in Wyoming, Col
orado and Northern New Mexico, while
Southern New Mexico, Texas and
the Indian territory have had an abun
dance of rain, thereby insuring hardy
grass. There has been some mortality
among the cattle in a small scope of
Northern Arizona and Texas, south of
the Panhandle, caused principally by
overcrowded ranges. Mr. Head proph
esies that in the next two years the
price of cattle will advance, and those
who have held their stock through the
depression for the past three years will
reap a great financial harvest.
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Can't Compete With Us.
Pittsburg,' Feb. 26.— 1n an interview
with a Dispatch reporter to-night, An
drew Carnegie stated that, notwith
standing the natural facilities of Pitts
burg, the iron and steel manufacturers
were unable to compete with Chicago and
the Northwest. The cause of this was
the advantage of lower freight rates,
which made it possible for the Western
manufacturers to come to our very
doors and take our trade. The steel
rail trade, he said, was unusually
dull. Last year the consumption was
2,225,000 tons. From the present out
look it will not reach half that amount
this year. There is not a steel rail mill
in the country that has orders to run it
for sixty days, and many could not con
tinue in operation a month.
Over the Claim to Valuable
City Property by Sophia
Felix's Heirs.
Fourteen Hundred People In
terested in the Land They
Are Seeking 1 .
An Unknown Man Killed by
Jim McKaig at Red
Cedar Lake.
Two Trains Derailed— Fifteen
Houses Scorched in a
Sioux City Fire.
Special to the Globe.
Omaha, Neb., Feb. 26.— The arrival
of a gentleman named James H. Par
sons, of Birmingham, Ala., who came
here day before yesterday, is likely to
cause considerable uneasiness among
1,470 property owners in this city. Mr.
Parsons represents the heirs of Sophia
Felix, a half-breed Sioux, who, in 1886,
located 160 acres of laud in what is now
one of the most valuable suburbs of the
city, and is worth upwards of $2,000,000.
This action involves the title to 120
acres of this entry. In 1854 an act was
passed by congress authorizing the
Sioux tribe of half-breeds, then on their
reservation at Prairie dv Chien, Wis.,
to divest themselves of their titles in
the reservation and to receive scrip is
suedby the government, entitling them
to locate 480 acres of any land sub
ject to entry. One of these half-breeds,
Sophia Felix, under the provisions of
the act, had the scrip issued to him.
This scrip was unassignable, and only
the party to whom it was issued could
locate the land, except by written
authority to M. T. Patrick, now one of
the wealthiest residents of Omaha. His
issi'e was given, and under it he entered
the 120 acres in question. It is claimed
that on the 31st of March, 1860, a power
of attorney in blank ami a blank quit
claim deed to this property were pro
cured from Sophia Felix. The power
of attorney was filled out to a man
named William Ruth, and in the quit
claim was put the name of M. T.
Patrick as grantee. In 1803 these two
instruments were placed upon the rec
ords of this county, also a warranty
deed from Sophia Felix, executed by
William Ruth under the power of at
torney. In 1805 Sophia Felix died. She
left as her only heirs two brothers and
a sister, Dennis, Harriett and Pierre
Felix. These heirs allege that they
first discovered the frauds perpetrated
on their sister by M. T. Patrick in 1886.
They have engaged two of the leading
attorneys of the city, and suit will prob
ably be commenced in the federal court
to-morrow against the parties, 1,470 in
all, who claim title to the property in
Unknown Man Killed.
Special to the Globe.
Brainekd, Minn., Feb. 26.—Intelli
gence has just been received here of the
killing of an unknown man by Jim Mc-
Kaig, foreman of ex-Sheriff Malcolm
McCain's lumber camp at Red Cedar
Lake. McKaig killing the man, it is
said, by striking him with a sledge
hammer. The murderer is still at large,
but the authorities believe they will
corral him within a few hours. Coro
nor Camp left Brainerd to-night at 10
o'clock to hold an inquest.
Train Derailed.
Special to the Globe.
Fargo, Dak., Feb. 26. — The train due
at Fargo at 7:50 was derailed east of
Detroit, Minn., by a broken rail. The
engine passed safely, but the baggasre
and express cars went off and were
badly smashed. The balance of the
train remained on the track. One man
sustained a broken leg. The other pas
sengers were not seriously injured. The
train was delayed three hours.
Horses Scorched.
Sioux City, 10., Feb. 26.—Kings
worth & Buxton's livery stable was
totally destroyed by fire this afternoon.
Mhe fire originated in the harness room
and spread with great rapidity, the
building being in flames almost as soon
as an alarm could be turned in. The
stable was the most extensive in the
city, and the loss is about $25,000, be
lieved to be fully covered by insurance.
A violent wind threatened to spread
the fire, but it is now fully under con
trol. About fifty horses were taken out
of the barn. Fifteen of them are so
badly scorched that they will have to be
A Whack at the Tariff.
Special to the Globe.
Eau Claire, Wis., Feb. 26.— The
Oneida Democratic Club of Northern
Wisconsin met last night at the office of
V. W. James, chairman of the county
committee, and adopted a constitution
declaring in favor of a tariff for rev
enue only, maintenance of civil service
reform, and opposition to centralization
of power in the national government.
Sixteen Injured.
Special to the Globe.
Winnipeg, Feb. 26.— A broken rail on
the Canadian Pacific railroad at a sta
tion near Sudbury, east of Port Arthur,
derailed three passenger cars Saturday
evening last. Sixteen people in one
car were badly shaken up and some se
riously bruised, but all the injured will
The Blow at Breekenridge.
Special to the Globe.
Bueckenridge, Minn., Feb. 26.— A
terrible blizzard is blowing, with no
prospect of clearing up. It is 4 deg.
below zero. No trains have been run
ning since Friday evening.
Residence Burned.
Specinl to the Globe.
Cbippkwa Falls, Wis., Feb. 26.—
The residence of Mr. La Pointe was
burned last night by fire. Nearly all of
its contents being destroyed. The in
surance is $900.
Farmers' Institute.
Special to the Globe.
Preston, Minn., Fob. 26.— A three
days' farmers' institute, which was
largely attended, has just closed here.
Attacked the Catholics.
Chicago, Feb. 26. -Rev. Dr. Justin
D. Fulton, of Boston, preached to-day at
the Fourth Baptist church. His sermon
was a bold assault upon the Catholic
church. He said that the Catholic
schools are teaching young men to be
newspaper reporters and to fill business
positions in connection with the wealthy
in order to propagate their doctrines.
"Why, in San Francisco there are fifty
four 'millionaires connected with tlie
Catholic church, and the street railways
are all in the bauds of the Jesuits," lie
declared that they had bombarded New
England and Ohio, and had determined
to open up a square fight in Chicago
from center to circumference, and said
that if he were properly supported God
would start here through the instru
mentality employed a work that would
result in the overthrow of the papal
Democratic Executive Committee
Washington, Feb. 26.—Representa
tive J. P. Jones, of Alabama, chairman
of the Democratic congressional cam
paign committee, on the part of the
house of representatives, has appointed
the following as the executive commit
tee: Benton McMillin, Tennessee; K.
W. Towshend, Illinois; Levi Maish,
Pennsylvania; Samuel Dibble, South
Carolina; L. S. Boyce, New York; S. O.
Fisher, Michigan; George D. Wise,
Virginia; John A. Mac Donald. Minne
sota; John A. McShane, Nebraska, and
P. F. McKinney, New Hampshire. The
Democratic executive committee on the
part of the senate are : Senators John
E. Kenna, West Virginia; George
Hearst, California, and James K. Jones,
A Big Cattle Drive.
St. Louis, Feb. 26.— The first Texas
cattle drive of the season started north
yesterday from the vicinity of San An
tonio. The drive consisted of 12,000
head of two and three-year-old steers,
owned by J. R. Blocker, of Austin, Tex.,
and Col. Stoddard. of Buffalo, Wyo.
They will be divided in four herds of
3.000 each. The cattle are in prime con
dition and are expected to yield their
owners a handsome profit.
Connelly Admits That His Kill With
Needham Was Crooked.
A Sporting Paper's Opinion of Killen—
Organization of the Western
Special to the Globe.
AsnxAND, Wis., Feb. 26.— Jimmy
Connolly, the Boston man who was
matched against Danny Needham Fri
day night, informed a large number of
people here before he left town that he
had thrown the fight for Needham. He
said he had been guaranteed $200 to
come here, and that if he had got it the
result would have been different. No
one who saw the fight doubts the truth
of his statements. Ten sports came up
from Hayward alone, and before they
returned home said they would not give
10 cents to see Clow ana Conley or any
one else fight in Ashland, believing they
had been swindled. There can be but
one person to blame for this, and that
one is Connolly, who frankly acknowl
edges his crookedness, and it is wrong
and unreasonable to make others suffer
for his misdoing. It is the common be
lief that Needham is no match for Con
nolly, although he fonght bravely,
showed an immense amount of science,
generalship and good judgment, and
took his punishment with a smile.
Another Draw For Cardiff.
O. H. Smith, who was in town last
week with Patsy Cardiff, tells how he
got back at Patsy in a playful way in
St. Paul a short time ago. Cardiff is
somewhat of a checker player, be it
known, having very few superiors at
that game among the men you are liable
to meet every day. The automatic
checker and chess player which has
been touring the country, knocking out
all comers at the cross-barred game,
was in St. Paul week before last,
and Patsy thoueht he would try his
hand against it. He did. The automa- I
ton played a stiff game, and so did
Patsy. Alter a long struggle it resulted
in a draw. "Well, that beats h — ," said
the pugilist, looking at the machine.
"Well, what did you expect?" asked
Smith. "Did you think you'd get better
than a draw? You fought a draw with
Sullivan, yoa fought a draw with
Mitchell, with Killen, with McClarney,
with Crooks, and now you have a draw
with a wooden man. Well, you're a
daisy 1 Come on, let's look at the other
Faint-Hearted Pat.
Chicago Sporting Journal.
it is a pity to see a man who was at
one time thought so well of as Pat
Killen descend to the level which ho
has. Ever since he met Cardiff he has
been a dead card, his back-down with
the Ithaca Giant added another nail to
his coffin, and now his evident unwill
ingness to fight Joe McAuliffe, whose
only claim to pugilistic ability is the
knocking out of § poor old ruptured
Paddy Ryan, is a convincing proof that
Pat is faint-hearted. Killen. if he only
knew it, has a "sineh" with the big
Californian, being really a clever man,
but from the above cause is evidently
afraid to risk a little punishment.
Brought Good Prices.
Lexington, Ky., Feb. 20.— The great
combination sale of fine trotting stock
by Woodard & Harbinson closed yester
day. It was the largest sale ever held
in the state. Prominent people were in
attendance from all parts of the United
States and Canada, and large prices
were realized. The sales yesterday
were seventy-four head for $12,480. Four
hundred and sixty head sold during the
six days' sale for $184,920, an average of
The Western League.
St. Joseph, Mo., Feb. 26.— The old
Western league met here to-day with
delegates present from Denver, Hutch
inson. Pueblo, Leaven worth', St. Joseph
and Wichita. A permanent organiza
tion was effected by the election of
William McClintock president, and A.
H. Spink, of St. Joseph, secretary and
treasurer. The salary limit for each
club was placed at $1,200 per month.
' Sports, Limited.
Patsy Cardiff ami O. H. Smith are greatly
elated over their reception at l'eoria, which
was both cordial and enthusiastic. Cardiff
says that Reddy Gallagher's challenge to
meet him in a fifteen or twenty-round con
test for 75 per cent of the gate receipts, is a
clear case of bluff.
Minneapolis and St. Paul pugilists regard
the recent contest between George La Blanch,
"the Marine," and the "St. Joe Kid as simon
pure fakes, as the Marine is by far the best
boxer and tighter.
It is not improbable that Meyer and Need
ham will be matched for a twenty-round con
test, to take place at the Washington rink,
High and Wide.
Pittskurg, Pa., Feb. 26.— Capt. John
A. Woods and Harry Brown, the coal
operators, left for Washington to-night
to appear before the river and
harbor committee and enter a pro
test against the erection of bridges at
Natchez and Memphis. The rivertnen
claim that unless the bridges are built
ninety feet above high water mark and
the spans 1,000 feet apart, they will in
terfere ■with navigation..
The bankrupt o'er his business wreck,
When creditors had fled.
There fingered a protested check
And wept his eyes blood-red.
He groaned aloud: "Oh, what a 'jay'
I've been! 'Twill drive me mad!
I'd not have failed had I each day
Put in the Globe an Ad."
NO. 58.
A Great Conflagration Visits
the Chief City of Western
New York.
Fanned by a Gale, the Flames
Spread With Alarming
Several Buildings Crumble
Into Ruins — Numerous
Narrow Escapes.
A Newspaper Office Scorched
—Six Hundred Men Out
of Employment.
Special to the Globe.
Buffalo, N. Y m Feb. 26.— The sec
ond disastrous fire that has visited this
city since the beginning of the year
broke out at 2:45 o'clock this morning
in the five-story building, 47 and 49 Ex
change street, occupied by James E.
Curtiss, manufacturer of gloves and
mittens; Barnett's ticket office, and
Bickford & Francis' leather iuannfact
tory. There was a strong wind from
the south, and the flames rushed
through the building with amazing
rapidity. A general alarm brought tli«
lire department to the scene, and a
fierce struggle for supremacy between
the flames and the firemen followed.
Fanned by the gale the flames spread
to the frame building on the west,
45, occupied by Julius R. Fleishman,
ticket broker, and the upper lloor by
the family of Henry Baum. consisting
of Baum, his wife and six children, who
were with difficulty rescued. On the
east the fire took hold of the Yanderbilt
building, a four-story brick structure,
containing the ticket offices of the Mich
igan Central road. The upper floor,
were occupied by tenants, who all had
narrow escapes. In half an hour after
the fire was discovered the two upper
floors of the Curtiss building fell, and
five minutes later the side wall went
down, crashing through the frame
building on the west. The Yanderbilt
building also
The wind drove the flames in a solid
sheet across the street to the buildings
on the north side. On that side were,
the Washington block, occupied by the
Express and Matthews & Norttirups
immense printing and lithographic
works. The Williams building, adjoin
ing on the east, was a four-story struc
ture, devoted to the manufacture of sole
leather, except the two upper floors,
which were leased to Einsfeld & Emig,
manufacturers of boots and shoes. The
cornices ot this building caught, and it
seemed for a time as if there
was no saving the structure, but a for
tunate change in the wind enabled the
firemen to confine the flames to the east
ern part of Nos. 46 to 50 and to the Will
iams building, which were gutted. The
east walls on the Williams building and
part of the front fell. The tire way
under control at 8:30 o'clock. The total
loss, so far as can be established to-day,
is about $250,000. Bickford & Frances
lose about £100,000, with insurance of
§30,000. The Curtiss building was
valued at $30,000, insured forflsvOoo.
By the destruction of the Queen City
Snirt Works 600 men are thrown one of
employment. There is no knowledge o£
how the fire originated.
The following are the losses as far as
can be ascertained up to a late hour to
night, aggregating $370,500: Bickford
& Francis, stock and building. $96,000,
insurance. $60,000; J. E. Curtis, stock,
$29,000; Ensfield «fc Emig, stock, $30,000;
insurance, $20,000; George L. Williams,
stock and building, $92,000; insurance,
$42,590; Queen City Shirt company,
$70,000; insurance. $02,000; Robert H.
Thompson, stock, $o0,000; insured in
full; 1. H. Baum, $5,000; insurance!
$2,000; New York Central road, on
building, 520,000; Gilbert Starch work-;,
$500; insured; Matthews, Northrup «fc
Co., $5,000; insured.
Several Persons Injured on the
Big Cunarder Unibria.
New Fork, Feb. 26.— The Canard
steamer Umbria, which arrived to-day
from Liverpool, was struck by a heavy
wave Saturday mornnig at 1 o'clock 150
miles east of Sandy Hook, which half
buried the vessel, severely injuring sev
eral steerage passengers. John Huggin,
an Englishman, thirty years of age. was
thrown across the deck and his head
struck an iron bolt. His skull is thought
to be fractured, and he will probably
die. Bridget Delton, a young Irish girl,
had one eye torn from its socket by be
ing thrown against a railing. Her face
was also badly cut. Patrick Kcrrwin,
a sailor, had his right leg fractured, and
several others were bruised. Only one
cabin passenger was hurt, and lie not
seriously. The steamer was not in
Burned to Death.
Shrevepokt, La., Feb. 26. The
Tilley hotel was burned last night. The
proprietor, Mr. Alford, was awakened
by smoke in his room. He rushed
through the hotel and gave the alarm.
There were about twenty-live guests in
the building, all of whom escaped ex
cept 11. C. Craig, a commercial traveler
from Cincinnati. His remains were
found under the debris. The hotel was
insured in foreign offices for $14,400.
An adjoining building caught tire ami
was considerably damaged. Total loss,
Sunday Blaze in New Orleans.
New Orleans, Feb. 2Q.— The build
ing, No. 17 Tehcouptonlas street, oc
cupied by Baldwin Vallett, tobacconist,
and F. R. Matthews and other agencies,
and the unoccupied building. No. 15,
were burned to-day. Loss $20,000.
A Baltimore Blaze.
Baltimore, Feb. 26.— This morning
the sash, door and blind warehouse of
John Scherer & Son was destroyed by
fire. Damage $18,000.
Appraised Too High.
Ottawa, Out., Feb. 26.— Capt. War
ren, the owner of the four British Co* .
lumbia sealers seized in Bearing sea
last year, writing to a friend here, saya
it will take over $43,000 to bond his ves
sels out, and, besides having to appeal
the cases to a higher United States
court, he must give uonds for the costs
and agree to abide by the decision of the* |
courts. He says he cannot see his way 5
clear to regain possession of his schoon- [
ers at these figures, and if he cannofe!
seal with them, they will be useless
property. The Alaska authorities have, i
appraised the schooners so high tha%,
the Anna Beck is the only one Capt.,
Warren could take on the terms asked. ,
The W. P. Say ward has been brought,!
down from Sitka to Puget Souud, and is {
advertised to be sold April 1. ' ,

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