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-THE ARGUS. SATURDAY, MaY 2 1891
A Case Where the Expected Did
STRIKES OCCUR IN MANY PLACES.
Dat the Great Industrial I'pheaval Doe
Nt Materialize The Principal Trouble
Among the Coal Miner, Who Stop
Work in Spot in Ohio. Indiana, and
Illlnol A Parade Followed by
Speeches at Chicago Europe Gel
Through with Much Less Trouble
Than Looked for Fatal Riots at Rome
asd Other Cities.
Chicago. May 2. Labor day was cele
brated in Chicago by a grand parade of
fifty or more labor organizations and a
monster mass meetiug on the lake front.
The demonstration was fully the equal of
former years. Last night the different
anions had entertainments at their halls.
Estimates of the Dumber of men in line
run from 15,00 so 25,000. Secretary F. L
Catcher, of the executive committee, con
fidently expected to have 5,000 men in
line. There were delegates to the meet
ing Thursday night from fifty-three organ
izations and their lowest estimates o the
men who would turn out footed up to a
total of over 15,000 while other bodies
were expected. "We wonld have a bigger
demonstration," said Marshal Swallow,
"but the bricklayers and carpenters have
ot their eight htars and good wages and
will not turn out to any extent."
One Thousand Carpenter in Line.
The procession, which moved through
the principal down-town streets to the
Lake Front park, was made up of four
divisions; the most noticeable and largest
body of men in the line was the Carpen
ter's union, which numbered 1,000 men.
A feature of the parade was that there
were a number of non-union men in the
ranks, and for the dy all jealousies be
tween organised and unorganized labor
were dissipated. There' were a large num
ber of bands, and many banners bearing
appropriate devices and legends. Upon
arriving at the lake front the parade
broke up, and the men surrounded tL
What the peaters Said.
David IX Bird was chairman, and the
first speaker was Kobert Swallow, lie
said: This country should be the first to
make thin eight hour day universal and
with this firm determination on the part
of the toilers the time will come when it
will be hard to find an employer who
would ask his men to work more than
eight hour. But the eight -hour day is
only a step. We believe that the men
w produce the wealth of the country
at. octitled to a just proportion of that
wealth. We never will have it till we
have a production for consumption, not a
production for profit."
Talked in Foreign Tongues.
Richard Brauschweig followed, deliv
ering a stirring address in German, while
from a hansom cab, in another part of tiie
grounds, J. Mikolanda talked in Bohe
mian to the large army of workers of that
nationality. Thomas J. Morgan made an
address that 6tirred the enth usiasm of the
crowd, and Jens Christiensen wound up
the proceedings by talkii g to the Scandi
navian toilers in their tonc-ue. There
were do anarchistic sentimenti uttered in
any of the speeches.
SOME DOINGS OF THE DAY.
A Variety of Strike with a Variety of
ClSCISN'ATI, May 2. So trouble is
looked for among workingmen in this
city. The building trades Lave no giiev
ance, and the carpenters are satisfied
with the situation as it is. If any strike
comes it will be accidental, as no prepara
tions for any have been made. In Cov
ington, Ky., the carpenters went out on
a strike yesterday for iiiue Lours' work at
a minimum of W.50 per day, instead of
ten hours per day, as previously. They
also want the contractors to employ none
but union men.
Teamsters Win Higher Wages. J"
ST. Loos, May 2 The St. Louis teau,
sters, 500 strong, have won their fight
agaiust their employers. They asked for
(4 a day and got it. Three hundred and
firty architectural iron workers struck
yesterday for an eight hour day and an
advance in wages. The marble setters,
member of the association of marble cut
ters of the United States, struck for an
advance lu wages and an eight hour day.
Two Hundred Quit at Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, May 2. About 200 carpen
ters quit work yesterday to enforce the
new scale of wages which was submitted
to the bosses several months ago, but
there was no general strike of the building
trades. Most of the larger contractors
have conceded the new scale demanded
by the men.
Carpenter Strike at Terre Haute, lad.
Teerk Haute, lad. May 2. About 500
carpenters in this city have struck for au
increase of 5 cents per hour. Both sides
are obstinate, and the strike will be a
long one. Hod-carriers are also on a
strike for an incrense, and the brickniak
ers have gone out in sympathy with them.
Nothing to Indicate Labor Day.
KAKSA6 Citt, Mo., May a In this city
there was nothing to indicate that yester
day was Labor day. There was no cele
bration of any kind among the working
classes. At Topeka, Kan., the day was
observed by the working classes generally
as a holiday.
MANY MINERS LAY OFF AWHILE.
Kothing Like the General Strike Pre
dicted Some Time Ago.
Columbus, O., May 2. A special to The
Columbus Dispatch, from Nelsouville,
O., one of the principal points in the
Hocking coal regions, says: The miners
were all idle yesterday, but in an inter
view with a number of the leadiug min
ers we are informed that this does not
mean a strike, as the 1st of May was La
bor Day. The opinion of the majority of
miners interviewed is that there will b e
no strike in the Hocking Valley aifd
IptMatia Coal Miners.
INDIAN APol is. May 2 Three thousand
miners in the .dock and bituminous coal
fields of this state went on strike yester
day, because the scale for the year has
not been signed, and the operators insist
on a reduction.
Soon Agreed on a Prloe.
, Pittsbueo, Pu,, May 2. The railroad
coal miners of the Pittsburg district,
5,000 in num'jer.struck yesterday. The min
ers will, however, resume work Monday,
as an agreement was reached yesterday
afternoon by their conference committee
In convention here and ithe coal operator'
committee by which last year's rate of 7t
cents was affirmed. The coal operator
alsa agreed to advancer the price of min
ing in case of any advance in coal during
the coming year.
A Shut-Down at Grape Creek.
Danville, IlL, May 2 The Grar
Creek Coal company, the Spellman Coal
company and the Kelley mines, all lo
cated fa Grape Creek, shut down yester
day. They have been paying 65 cents s
ton for mining and want the men to ac
cept a reduction. There will be over SOI
idle miners on Grape Creek.
Awaiting a Settlement.
SPErXGFIELD, Ills., May 2. The mjnert
of Sangamon county, numliering about
1,500, were idle yesterday awaiting a set
TOent of the question of the price of min
ing and hours of work. Heretofore the
men have been receiving 62, cents a ton,
but the operators propose to pay only 50
.cents in the future.
Hustisgdox, Ta., May 2. The pro
posed general strike of the Pennsylvania
bituminous miners which was announced
for yesterday, has been indefinitely de
clared off, and the work will therefore
continue as usual.
SOME TURBULENCE IN EUROPE.
Bloodshed in Several Places A Lively
Riot at Rome.
ROME, May 2. A number of workmen
held a meeting yesterday in the rear of
the Church of St. John of Lateran. Five
members of the chamber of deputies were
present. One of the speakers, an Anarch
ist, urged aa attack on the police. Soon
after a mob, some in the street and some
frjm windows, began to stone the trc
that were passing. The police fired on the
rioters, and the cavalry followed up the
volley by a charge that scattered those in
in the street. A force of infantry pro
ceeded to storm the house from which
stones bad been thrown.
Many Wounded and Two Killed.
A great uproar and struggle followed,
the Socialists offering violent resistance.
In the melee Deputy liarzillai, a Socialist;
Cipriani and twenty-five others of the mot
were wounded, Cipriani mortally, it is
said, and one killed. One policeman was
stabbed and killed. Several of the troop
ers in the street were unhorsed by some
of the mob, who rallied after the 1lrt
charge and trampled upon and kicked
the fallen soldiers. The military were
successful in subduing the riot, without
serious loss to themselves.
Cavalry Charge a Mob.
Lyons, May 2. May Day ia this city
was attended by exciting scenes. A
large crowd of men, followed by a multi
tude of women and children, paraded the
streets bearing red banners. The police
attempted to disperse the crowd, and a
general nielee followed. Many arrests
were made, and the rioters continued to
defy the police until 10 o'clock at night,
when the cavalry charged the mob, dis
persing it and injuring many. Sixty ar
rests were made.
Four Policemen Shot.
Paris, May 2. A mob threatened the
police station at Clichy yesterday. The
gendarmes sallied forth and dispersed the
rioters, who took refuge in a wine shop
where they barricaded themselves in. The
police, in attempting to dislodge them,
were met by a volley from revolvers,
which wounded four of the policemen.
Looted the Florence Store.
Florence, May 2. The police and mili
tary dispersed a crowd of men who wera
listening to incendiary speeches yester
day. As the mob dispersed its members
looted the stores on their line of retreat.
Seven Killed and Twelve Wonnded.
Pakis, May 2. Ia a collision yesterday
between the police and miners at Four-mit-s,
department Du Xord, seven persons
7ere killed and twelve wounded.
Report of Peace and Quiet.
Beulin, May 2. Germany is geneially
quiet, and the May Day meetings of work
iugmeu were but sparsely atteuded. All
who remained at work were given a day's
PA1:I3, Msy 2. Paris was very quiet at
miduiht. The rumor of an explosion
near M. terry's house proved un
founded. London, May 2. There was no disorder
in England yesterday.
Brussels, May 2. Ten thousand men
marched iu procession yesterday to the
strains of the Marseillaise. There was no
disorder. In Holland there was no cessa
tion of work on May Day.
Vienna, May 2. The latest advices
from all parts of Austria represent that
May Day was quiet and only holiiay di
version indulged in.
Labor News Notes.
The only men who struck at New York
were the housesmiths and framers. They
nuoil)tr about 6,000 men, and throw 25,
0U0 others out of work.
A carpenters strike at Zanesville, O.,
was settled, the employers conceding the
There was a big parade at Louisville
yesterday, but no strikes reported.
A strike of coal miners was begun in
the Duquoin, Ilia, district, involving
1,5 X) men. The points at issue are the
eight-hour day and weekly pay day.
Three thousand carpenters, 1,200 brick
masons, 400 hod-carriers and 200 slaters
struck at Pittsburg and Allegheny, but
the strike affects 6,000 other workmen.
Cuion lumber shovers at Cleveland at
tacked non-union men and beat John
Chapman into insensibility with clubs,
the mob was dispersed by the police.
A Good World's Fair Scheme.
Kansas Cm', May 2. At a meeting of
the Kansas bureau of promotion of the
World's fair it was decided to have the
state superintendent of schools issue a
proclamation setting aside a day in every
school in the state to be devoted to exer
cises in which the World's fair and the
'events it will celebrate will be discussed.
Collections are to be taken up and ad
missiou fees to the exercises charged.
Prizes will be offered to the schools rais
ing the largest proportional amount.
There are 1 .2,000 schools in the state, and
if an average of 3 each be raised a fund
of $36,000 will be realized to be devoted to
the erection of the state building.
An Aged Farmer Cremated.
Ithaca, N. X., May 2. Alanson Bank
er, an aged farmer, while burning tallow
Thursday, near WilseyvUle, was burned
The Reciprocity Envoy Reports
to Premier Blaine,
WHO SEEMS TO BE WELL SATISFIED,
But Will Wot Let Anybody Know the
Points of the Treaty with. Spain The
April Treasury Statement Shows a Re
duction or the Debt and Also of Re
ceipts from Custom and Internal Rev
enue Amount of Direct Tax Refunded
So Fa Official Notes.
Washington Citt. May a The Span
ish treaty recently negotiated by Special
Commissioner Foster at Madrid is in the
hands ot Secretary Blaine. Mr. Foster,
who arrived here yesterday, called at Sec
retary Blaine's bouse shortly before noon
and with him went carefully over the pro
posed agreement. Secretary Blaine, how
ever, said that he could say nothing what
ever on the subject of the treaty, which is
of such a nature as to preclude publica
tion until the president shall have had a
look at it. He also declined to state
whether or not the document was a treaty
or an agreement under the recent tariff
The rromier Appeal Satisfied.
This is an important point to le deter
mined, inrsmuch as a treaty would have
to go to the senate for ratification and
would therefore run the chances of rejec
tion, whereas a tariff agreement, such as
those that have been made with the South
American countries, can be put into oper
ation at once by means of a proclamation
by the president. It is generally thought
that it is au agreement of this sort. It is
believed that Mr. Foster's preliminary re
port, largely verbal, was highly satisfac
tory to Secretary Blaine.
THE NATIONAL BALANCE SHEET.
Summary of the Facts in the Monthly
Washington Citt, May L The treas
ury department monthly debt statement
issued yesterday shows a reduction in the
public debt during April past amounting
to $1,514,327. The bonded indebtedness of
the government, exclusive of bonds is
sued to the Pacific railroads, amounts to
$C10,7"l,520, a decrease during the month
of f .2,741,260. The surplus in the treasury,
including f20,90C,02S in subsidiary coin, is
57,2v3,!yS, against eoS.6-5.230 a month
go a decrease of (1,141, 4-J during the
month. National bank depositories hold
24,2!0,172, or about f 170.00J more than a
Receipts Decrease About S 8, 000,0 00.
Government receipts from all sources
during April aggregated $-J6,05,S3l,
against $34,017,041 ia April a year ago.
;ustoms receipts were $12,591,CKKt, against
i 19.W7.4ii6, a falling off of more than seven
millions, mainly due to the free sugar
tariff law which went into effect April J.
Internal revenue receipts were $11,420,455.
ft decrease of half a million compared
with April 1S90, while receipts from mis
cellaneous sources all decreased fully half
u million and aggregated $1,452. 7:v5.
Increase in Expenditures.
Expenditures during April aggregated
$25,31,194, or $4,500,000 more than in
April last year. The increased expendi
tures on account of refunding direct taxes
t3 the states dnring the month aggre
gated about $5,500,000. Pension pay
ments for April amounted to but $264,191,
and for the ten souths of the current
scal year aggregated $97,174,355, against
$O,5S3,210 during the corresponding ten
months of the preceding year. The comp
troller of the currency reports a decrease
in the circulation of national bank notes
daring April past of $1,384, ITS, and of
$ 9,1419,463 during tha past twelve months.
THE DIRECT TAX REFUND.
Siatcs Which Had Received Their Money
on April 30.
Washington Citt, May 2. Payments
hive been made by the treasury depart
ment to April 30, 1S91, under the act ol
March 2, 1S91, to reimburse the
states and territores to the amount
of the direct tax levied under the
act of Aug. 5, 1861, as follows: To Ar
kansas, $156,272.65; California, $208.246. K9;
Colorado, $22,189.90; Delaware, 70,772.02;
Illinois, $956.760 69; Indiana, $719,144 03;
Kansas, $60,981.83; Maine, $357,702.10;
M issachusetts,$o:Mi,107.8' Michigan, $420,
Kir. 66; Minnesota, $!s6,923.72; Missouri,
$6-16,95623; New Hampshire, $lSl,S9L0i;
Xtw Jersey, $32,614 K3; New York, $2,213,
23.. 86; North Carolina, $377, S36 43; Ohio,
$1,332,025.93; Tennessee, $392,012 07. Total,
A Chance to Obtain Currency.
Washikgton Citt. May 2. A circular
was issued by the United States treasury
department Friday announcing that the
treasurer will forward currency from half
dollars down to dimes in sums of $200 or
more to any address, free of transporta
tion by express, or by registered mail
pat kage in sums of $70, in exchange for
any kind of money deposited in the treas
ury, any sub-treasury or depository bank.
Remittances for this purpose will be re
ceived by the treasurer and the assistant
treasurers ia the form of drafts on any
bark or banker in Washington City,
New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Balti
more, Cincinnati, Chicago, St. Louis,
New Orleans, or San Francisco.
Can Take Only CO.OOO Seal.
Washington Citt, May 2 Secretary
Foster has fixed the maximum limit of
seal to be taken this season by the North
Am irican . Commercial company at CO.
OOO. The agent of the United States at
the eal islands, by the instructions now
being prepared, is vested with the broad
est ( iscretioa as to limiting this number
as h s judgment may dictate, and the in
terests of the United States in the preser
vation of the seal fisheries demand.
The Redskin. Are Kulistlng.
Washington Citt, May 2. The war de
partment is much pleased with the suc
cess it has met with in the enlistment of
Indians in tha army. Already three
troops have been formed and the depart
ment expects to have others ia a short
time War department officials and army
office rethink that the successful enlist
ment of Indians will go a great way to
ward solving the Indian question and
making them self-supporting.
Church Windows Are Dutiable.
Wi.BHiKGTON CITT, May 2. Assistant
Secretary Spaulding-has decided that a
mem irial window, even if a work of art,
or in tended for religious use, is dutiable
under the tariff as "stained or painted
wind jw glass, or stained or painted glass
wind jwa." i
M. W. of A., Island City camp 309.
Neighbors are hereby notified to meet at
their hall Sunday, Ma? 3, at 1 o'clock
sharp to attend the funeral cf Neighbor
M. Koch. Neighbors of Rock Island
ctmp 29 are cordially invited. Br order
of E. F. Helpekstkll, V. C.
Chables Oswald, Clerk .
a. 0. U. W. Notice.
Members of Island City lodge, Nc. 4,
A. O. U. W., will meet at their hall at 1
p. m., on Sunday, May 3, to attend the
funeral of Brother Mtlchoir Koch. The
brethren of other lodges are cordially in
vited to participate.
G. M. Hastings, M. W.
I- 0. B M.
Members of O Sau-Kee Tribe, No. 15.
T. O. R. M., will meet at their wigwam at
1 o'clock (harp on Sun Jay, May 3, to
sttecd the funeral of Brother Melckoir
Koch. By order of William Baker,
William: Gulden zona, C. of K.
Commencing Friday. May 1, last car
will leave for Milan at 7 p. m. instead ef
6 p. m. J. G. Hcntoon,
In the pursuit of the gooa things of
this world we anticipate too much; we
eat out the heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. I: cures dyspepsia, and all
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, tppetizcr,
blood purifier, iire cure for ague ted
malarial i'KJiw Prr.n SO writ ;o
The new music firm of Housel, Wood
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Decker Bros.. Weber, Esley, Wheelock,
Stuyvtssnt, Camp & Co's. Sterling and
Arion pisnot ; the Estey. Farrand & Vo
tey and Western Cottage organs.
Ua. Hrotraam' Sracuncs are scientifically and
carefully prejiaml prescriptions -, used tor many
years In private pract ice with succnw juid for over
thirty years used by the people. Every stogie Spe
cific is a special care for tbe disease named.
These Npeclncs cure without dronclng. purr
imr or reducing toe system, aud are In fact and
deed the sovereign remedies el ibeWorld.
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trying- Clic,orTeeihlng of Infants
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nib, ColJ, Bronchitis
ISraralgia, Toothache, Kaoearhe ...
leadachea. Kick Headache, Vertigo
spepia. Billons totnaoh
raBreaaed or Painfnl Periods.
W hues, too Profuse Periods
( reap. Cough, Difficult Breathing ... .-J.)
(nH Kkran, ErTHlpelas. Eruptions.
Khenmatisns, Kheumatto Pains.... .25
Fever and Ague, chills, Ualarla.... .30
Piles, Blind or Bleeding AO
niarrh, Intloenra, Colu In the Head .50
Wboopiag Cosgfa Violent Coughs. .30
General llebilti .Physical Weakness .AO
Kidney Diacaoe 50
Nms Itebility 1.00
1'riaary W eakness. Wetting Bed. .50
Diseases of tbellenrt.Pal pi tauon l.Ott
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Shop Nineteenth St., bet.
GeneralJobbing and Repairing promptly done.
f3H3econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
INCORPORATED UNDER THE THE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open daily from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Svtardsy evenings from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits- Monev loaned cn Personal. Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security
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P. L. Mitchell. E P. Remolds, P. C. Deckmann. John Crnbanrh. C. f". Lycdc,
J. J. Reimcif, L. Simon. E. W. Buret, J. M. Baford.
Jackson & Hcbst, Solicitors.
(3WWiU betfn bustnoe s July 8, 1S90. and win occupy banting room with Mitchei'. 4 LjLi
until new bank ia camoletcd.
What Constitutes a Tailor-Made Suit?
Why, one that if rut especially for you by a man who is an ar lift and thoroughly under-tan:,
his basinet g. It 1 lhrn made by a man who ha ; nt in years lenrniuz his trade, snd is a a---U-r
workman. Tha? ihvcloinini: men try to ra9 eff their goods as taiior made, when is
fact they are mads by wctnentn factories in the east, at starvation price. Patronize hou
dustry and let us keep our money right here at home, and not send it ean for foreign lu'a:r
ROGERS THE TAILOR,
314 BRADY ST., DAVENPORT, IA.,
has the.largestttcck of euitiDsrs and pantir.gs in the three cities and is making them iip at p j Ur
prices, and giving satisfaction every time. Fit and style guaranteed. Suits matlb kirjr
measure $2J and up. Pants made to your measure $5 and up.
ROGERS THE TAILOR.
See the Stylish Display
SPRING MILLINERY GOODS.
The finest ever shown in the City, at
MISS C. HAAS-.
Successor toJMiss.Petersen, So.U23 second avenue. Rock Kat 'i
Thever ylatest styles inlpottems, hats, bonnets, ribbons, lacesand fancynoods.
rand Opening of
(Mo line avenuk) Joe Huber's Garden,
SATURDAY EVENING, IttAY 2d.
Bleuer's Baud will furnith the aiuslc. Come one, come all.
We are opening-toe most complete line of Hardware special ties ever o3rd la bki
Island beside our reg-alar s'oci of staple and builders' Hard wars
and Mechanics' tools.
Pocket, Table Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Steel Goods, Tinware, Stoves, Etc.
BPECIALTlES-aimax Cooks snd RanCes. "Florida" and Wilber Hot Watr n eaten
rlorlda Steam Boilers, Pasteur Germ Proof Filters, Economy Furnaces, Tim
aa4 Sheet Iroa work, Plomting, Coppersmlthlnj and Steam Fitting.
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1823.Second avenue, Rock Island.
AND GAS FITTER.
-AND DKALKB IN-
Wrought and Cast Iron and Lead Pip..
Ho8e, Packing, Sewer and Drain Tile.
Steam and Gas Fixtures.
f-Best work at fair prices. Estimates furnisUd,
Office and shop 219 18th St. Telephone ll?2
Rock Island, 111.
Ro ck Island, 111.
First and Second Avenue,