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Rock Island Daily' Akgus.
BOCK ISLAND. MONDAY, APKIL lO. 1893.
Blagle Copies S Onli
Par Weak IBM OmH
AND SO ARE WE,
With the grandest stock in the three cities.
200 Child's suits worth up to $5.00
150 Men's suits worth up to
ooO Men's suits worth up to
150 Men's spring Overcoats,
Children's Knee Pants for 7 cents.
Children's Suits for 49 cents.
Men's black Half Hose, two for 25 cents.
Alpine Hats worth $2.50 for $1.39.
Jersey Suits, $1.98.
The above goods are all entirely new this season.
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Aeents for the KNOX HATS.
Our Selection of new designs for the coming sea
son is nearly all in stock, and we feel confident
your insnection will oronounce it overwhelm
ingly superior to any we have ever shown.
We have taken advantage of every opportunity in making our selection, in order to give
the people of this city and vicinity the choicest designs from the product of nearly every
manufacturer in this country, at the very lowest prices. We emoloy only first class
workmen, and shall "be pleased to receivs your orders for Papar Hanging, Paioting or
anything pertaining to Interijr Decorating:
oom Moulding to match wall paper.
Vindow Shades restdy made and to order, all colors.
icture Frames latest styles.
R. CRAMPTON &z CO.
Wholesale and retail book sellers and stationers. 1727 Second avrnue. Rock Island.
fen's Artistic Tailoring.
The Fashionable Fabrics for Spring and Summer have
arrived at .- 4
j-AUL and leave your order.
8ta.b Block Opposite Haspxb Housk.-
W. TREFZ & CO.
IIE A.DQUAUTKB3 FOR
2011 Fourth Avenue,
HE RATIFIES RICKS
United jBtates Judge Speers
I a Labor Case.
upoii sucu verms anu conainons as toe
court may think proper for the protection
of the property and the maintenance of
justic and fair play to all concerned."
STRIKE ON THE SANTA FE.
EAILWAY RECEIVER CALLED DOWN
And the Law with It Relation to Rule
No. 19, of the Engineers, Elucidated
Interesting Views for Employers and
Employed on the Rail A Strike of
Santa Fe Mechanics That the General
Manager Says Has No Reason for Existence--More
Trouble for the World's
Fair A Big Strike. ,
Macon, Ga., April 10. The decision of
Judge Sneer, rendered in the case of the '
petition of the Brotherhood of Ijocomotive (
Engineers to require the receiver of the
Central railroad of Georgia to enter into
a contract with that organization for the
service of its members on that road, is re- ,
garded by the Brotherhood as a signal vie- ,
tory for that organization. The receiver i
had refused to make contracts with the
brotherhood, holding that such contracts
were improper and iiaa policy. .juage an
Speer held that they were both proper ant
good policy, and directed the receiver to
enter int a contract with t he engineers,
but that such contract should not be
restricted to members of the brotherhood,
but include all engineers employed.
Irtition Approved by the Mar.
The decision has attracted much atten
tion and discussion among members of the
bar, by whom it is pronounced to be the
most far-reaching, important and satisfac
tory decision upon the relations of capital
and labor yet rendered. After announces
his decision Judge Speer discussed at
length the interesting questions involved.
He said: "It will not be eafe for those en
gaged in the maintenance of public order
to ignore, tb.e immensity of the changes in
the relations of the employing and the em
ployed classes occasioned hy the phenom
enal development of commerce and, rte
prevalence of labor organizations. We are
All the Machinists, Boiler Makers, Black
Smiths, Etc, Go Oat.
Chicago, April 10. A telegram from
Kansas City says that Saturday all the
boiler makers, machinists, blacksmiths and
their helpers struck on the whole system of
the Santa Fe line, and telegrams from
various points on that system confirm the
report. The strike is for 25 cents per day
increase of wages and for a number of other
concessions, one of which was a full inves
tigation into the discharge of any man. To
these latter demands the company would
not agree. To the wages increase they
agreed in part.
What a Santa Fe Official Says.
"The mechanics who went out on a strike
Saturday have no grievance whatever,"
said J. J. Frey, general manager of the
Santa Fe system, to an American Press
reporter last night. "They sent a commit
tee to us with the statement that we were
paying them less money than was being
paid on any other road in that part of the
country, and they demanded a raise which
amounted to about 8 per cent. We made
investigation, and found we were pay-
nra about 3 per cent less than the other
in this case directly concerned with a cor
poration and a jabor organisation both en
gaged in railway transportation.
Immensity of Interests Involved.
"In this department of industry it is re
ported by the interstate commerce com
mission that there is invested in the United
States $9,89,275,015, or nearly eight times
the entire national debt of the country.
Iast year the railroads transport-ad 530,000
000 passengers, or more than eight times
the entire population of the United States.
The men employed by the railroads num
ber 784,000, and it is no trifling testimony
to the faithfulness and efficiency of this
mighty army of railroad employes that of
the vast population transported under
their cafe only 293, or less than one two
thousandth of one per cent. ' lost their
lives. Et is, moreover, true that no onfifia
tives of a railroad more than the locomd
tive engineers are charged with the preser
vation of life and property.
Refers to the Boycott Role.
After stating that members- of the
brotherhood were SO per cent, of the en
gineers of the country the judge said that
the most important difference between
the parties to the case was the effect
of rule 12 of the brotherhood which rule
be quoted the- celebrated boycott
which has been printed in these dis
patches. The judge then proceeded: "In
his testimony Mr. A. B. Youngson, the
assistant chief engineer, frankly admitted
that the effect of this rule, as applied to
the properties in the bands of the receiver
and the engineers in his employ,
would be as follows: If in the
pursuance of the business of a
common carrier with which the receiver
is charged it should be necessary to con
vey over the lines of the Central railroad a
car belonging to a company on which
there was a strike of engineers it would be
the duty ot the brotherhood men in the
employ of the receiver to refuse to haul
the train containing such a car; and if the
officers of the road insisted that the car
should prooceed loyalty to the brotherhood
requires that the engineer should also re
sigu his station and abandon his duty.
THE BOYCOTT RULE UNLAWFUL.
roads on an average. We conceded this
much to the committee, and a settlement
was made on that basis. Then the com
mittee wanted a contract. This of course
we could not give, and the men struck."
He added that the road's business was not
interfered with, and that the company
could get all the men it wanted,
., , Think They Made a Mistake,
r J telegram from Topeka says: "Many
of the striking mechanics who walked out
of the Santa Fe shops Saturday recognize
that their action was ill-advised. They
put in yesterday discussing the matter in
crowds and it was the opinion of many
that they were not justified in going out.
In all proliability several hundred of the
strikers will return to work."
ANOTHER STRIKE AT THE FAIR.
Union Labor Witt Probably Carry
lis Full Programme.
Chicago, April 10. The union workmen
of all branches at the fair are said to be
determined to carry out their war against
non-union men, even to the extent of stop
ping the work at the fair grounds, If iney"
can do so. The report is that today, or at
any rate not later than Wednesday, they
will quit work to a man unless the fair
directory agrees to abrogate the agreement
made at the beginning of the work and
proscribe non-union men entirely. , .-'
Managers Determined to Fight.
It is also the report on good authority
that the managers will fight the move,
and insist on the carpenters keeping their
agreement; that if the strike takes place it
will make no difference; that the man
agers have anticipated its effect, as they
have been looking for.it for weeks; that
there is nothing to 5o at -the fair that can
not be done by anybody who can handle's
saw and hammer and that skilled labor is
no longer necessary.
Will Open the Fair Unfinished.
Therefore the managers will replace the
strikers with unskilled men, who can do
the work required as well as the others.
This is so far as the carpenters are con
cerned. With reference to the other
rule 7Bgrkmen President Higinbotbani says a
contract, is a contract, ana tnat tne conces
sion will not be even considered, not if it
should result in opening the fair before the
work is complete.
David D, Ium, who was ft Chicago anar
chist at the time of the Hayniarket explo
Judge Speers Says It Violates the Sher
man Anti-Trust Law.
"2f ow, there cannot be a doubt that this
rule of the brotherhood is in direct and
positive violation of the laws of the land,
and no court, state or federal, could hesi
tate for a moment so to declare. It is plain
ly a rule or an agreement in restraint of
trade or commerce, as described in section
1 of the act of July Si, 1890, known as the
Sherman anti-trust law. A combination
of persons, without regard to their occupa
tion, which would have the effect to defeat
the provisions of the interstate commerce
law; inhibiting discriminations in the
transportation of freight and passengers,
would be liable to the severe penalties of
A Double-Edged Iegal Sword.
"Xow it is true that in any conceivable
strike upon the transportation lines of this
country, whether main lines or branch
roads, there would be interference with
interstate or foreign commerce. It will be
practically impossible hereafter for a body
of men to combine to hinder and delay the
work of the transportation company with
out becoming obnoxious to the provisions
of these laws; and a combination or agree
ment of railroad officials or other repre
sentatives of capital, with the same effect,
will be equally under the ban of these
"Organized labor, when injustice has been
done or threatened to its membership, will
find its useful and valuable mission in pre
senting to the courts of the country a strong
and resolute protest, and a petition for
redress against unlawful trusts and combi
nations which do unlawful wrong to it.
Conditions of Quitting Work.
"While therefore any engineer may at
any time exercise his right as an indi
vidual to leave the service of the receiver,
he may not do so in such a manner as to
injure the property or impede its proper
management by the receiver. In case of
any issue with the management, in which
the brotherhood or its members are con
cerned, and the members in the employ of
the receiver shall desire to leave his service
in a body or otherwise in such manner as
may in any way impede the operations of
the road, they will be required to do so
Recent Decisions Denounced.
Xew York, April 10. At meetings
held here Saturday and last night Gomp
ers and others made speeches denouncing
the recent decisions of Judges Kicks, Taf t
Comparative Work of Headsmen.
Washington, April 10. The following
statement prepared at the postoffice de
partment, showing the number of fourth
class postoffice changes in this and the last
administration, has been made public:
Total number of fourth-class postmasters
appointed from March 4, 1S93, to April 3,
1893, inclusive, S76, of which 500 were to
fill vacancies caused by resignations and
deaths, and 370 removals. Of the remov
als 90 served four years and over. Total
number of fourth-class postmasters ap
pointed from March 4, 1SS9, to April3,18S!,
inclusive, 1,328, of which 502 were to fill
vacancies caused by resignations and
deaths, and 825 removals. At that time no
record was kept of the term of service in
Six Round Match at Chicago.
Chicago, April 10. Saturday night at
1 Second Regiment armory Tommy Ryan,
j the welter-weight champion of America,
t and George Dawson, of Australia, boxed
six livelv rounds and quit on about even
terms. The men had been boxing scarcely
a minute when Ryan scored a knock-down
with a left hander. But as the contest
progressed the crowd began to think better
of Dawson. Both men quit little the
worse. Since the fight $2,000 has been put up
for a finish fight next fall.
Celebrated the First Printing Press.
New York, April 10. The New York
Historical society Saturday night cele
brated Ihe 200th anniversary of the estab
lishment of the printing press in the col
onv and city of New York by William
I Bradford, who began as public printer on
April 10, 17V3. The exercises were held in
' the cotton exchange, which is built on the
site where Bradford began the issue of the
I first newspaper printed in New York on
Nov. S, 1725.
Bicycles Should Be Cheaper.
Washington, April 10. Bicycles should
be cheaper as a result of a recent decision
of the circuit court for the northern dis-
J trict of Illinois, in which the treasury de
partment nas concurrea. a. he decision
held that imported forks and tubes used in
the manufacture of bicycles were dutiable
at the rate of 2 cents per pound, and not
at the rate of 43 per cent, ad valorem as
heretofore charged. n
Steamsuip ncus Arrives safely.
New York, April 10. The steamship
Hekla, which is many days behind time,
has arrived safely in tow of the steamship
America. She broke her shaft, repaired it,
and then broke it again. All well on
ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. .,5 s z f
The bodies of Richard Williams and '-
William Trembath, victims of the Laurel
Hill (Pa.) mine disaster, have been found.
T. C. Steele, an Indianapolis artist, has
had the good fortune to have two of his
pictures chosen for exhibition by -.the
World's fair art jury and one of them re
ceived No. 1 rank. . v
Will A. Gilbert, born to fortune and edu
cated at Yale, spent f 140,000 in two years
at Chicago, largely in . the vilest haunts,
and then drowned himself in the lake. . He
was from Mobile, Ala.
Attorney A. D. Ei merman, of Milwau
kee, who some years ago was kind to F. A.
Walters, a friend who was "playing in
hard luck," has been made the heir of $17,
000 by that friend, who died recently at'
Cafe de Marine, a structure on' the
World's fair grounds near the fisheries ,
buildinc was turned on its foundation by
the wind and now is several feet out of
Hiram Sibley, of Rochester, N. Y., who
died recently, left (00,000 to Corr Al for a
Wind, hail, lightning, and various other
storm forces have caused a good d( al of
havoc all over the east and west, but there
are no serious casualties. Forest and prairie
fires have destroyed much property in both
town and country in West Virginia, Ne
braska, and Kentucky, and a few lives
have been lost in the fires.
Bert Perkinson, of Mount Paris, Ills.,
threatened to kill William Bundy, of Mt.
Carmel, because Bundy had accused Per
kinson of stealing a chicken. Bundy drew
a "gun" and put two bullets through Per
kinson 's body, fatally wounding him.
Dragoons patrol the docks at Hull, Kng
land, and non-union men are loading and
unloading ships without interference. The
union men, however, attacked the crew of
one ship and were driven off by the lancers .
and police, j
Fire at Chicago burned out a large num
ber of poor families, and during the eff prtfl. f
ofthefippen to put ou the Llaie CaptT
Heney Greenhoff, of engine No. 11 was
overcome by heat and died later.
A number of Englishmen living at Meri-
den, Conn., have signed a manfesto endors- '
ing the Gladstone home rule policy.
! sion and then moVed to New York, is dead
I 6? too much strong drink.
I The newspapers of Pittsburg hare been
prosecuted recently under Jhe "blue lawa'. ,
of Pennsylvania regulating the observance
of "the Sabbath." They propose now td
make it very interesting by enforcing those
laws to the limit, in which case it will be
almost a sin to laugh on Sunday.
Illinois University team beat the Wa
bash college (Ind.) team at base ball at
Champaign, Ills., 16 to 0.
Of grain there were 73,396,828 bushels
shipped from New York last year and
two-thirds was sent in British ships. Of
the other third very little was sent in
Earthquake shocks have been felt in
South Carolina, Georgia and New Mexico,
the latter being violent enough to break
The emotion of bidding his son good-by
killed the father of Charles Herring, pf
Bedford, England, at New York. He had
just said: "Good-by, Harry, my boy," when
he dropped dead.
Ice and snow during the winter, drying
winds and lack of rain later, are said to be
the reason that the Michigan wheat crop is
in very bad shape.
Joseph S. Harris has been elected presi
dent of the Reading railway, vice McLeod,
An Italian padrone has been arrested at
Philadelphia for perjury in connection with
violation of the alien labor law. The arrest
it is claimed will be a big thing for that
Kentucky Savages Confess.
Stukgis, Ky., April 10. All the persons
arrested for the murder of Mrs. Henry De
laney (nee Oliver) have confessed their
guilt except George Henry, whom they all
exonerate. The eighth party to the crime,
whose name the officials refuse to divulge, 1
is still at large and has left the county. -
The Local Markets.
Wheat 743 T6c.
Hay Timothv. 51 00: upland, fioail :lcuzt;
59.00; baled. S10.00ail.00.
Batter Fair to choice, 2iUt ; creamer? . 26c
Eupo Freh.l4ii;:. " . . .
Poultry Chickens, 13'4e; turkeys. . uv ,
dock. 1-Mc; geefe, 10c.
FRUIT AND VEGETABLES. '
Apple $4 no tx-rbbl.!
Onions f 4 .00 per bbU
Turnips 60c per bu.
Cattle Butchers Bar for earn ftt
4.4Hc; cows and Deifen, 2H&3c ; - calve
Sheep 45Wc. , t
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