Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, April 12, 1894, Image 2

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The Judge Stands by His Famous
Northern Pacifla D3cision.
He Refuses to Chnnse Its Main Features
Courts Have l"ov-r to Interfere Where
I'ublic Is at Stake
Strikes Condemned.
evxorsis of nis decision.
Milwaukee, April 7. If labor or
ganizations achieved a victory in
Omaha Thursday at the hands of
Judge Caldwell they were given a
black eye by Judge Jenkins Friday
when he decided the motion to amend
his strike order and sustained his
original order in every particular ex
cept that he struck out the clause
which reads: "And from or
dering', recommending, approving1
and advising' others to quit the
service of the receivers of
the Northern Pacific January 1, 1S94, or
any other time." In all its essential
features the original order is sustained.
He takes an exactlj' contrary view to
that of Judge Caldwell. The judge's
review of the case is complete and ex
haustive and caref ally covers everypolnt
raised in the argument. It is a sweep
ing' victory for the receivers. The
judge was nearly two hours in deliver
ing the decision.
Labor Organization Denounced.
The decision is made noticeable by
the pronounced stand taken by the
judge on what is generally known as
the "labor question." The vehemence
of the language used, coupled with
the general denunciation of labor organ
izations and their methods, will cause
the order to be discussed in every sec
tion of the country. The decision con
tains fully 12, 000 words, a large por
tion, however, being made up of opin
ions quoted from various decisions of
other judges. After reviewing the case
the judge sa3-s in his decision:
Combined Capital and Combined Labor.
"la the uiicus-sion of the important and inter
esting questions presented by thin motion it is
not within the province of the court to assume
part in the content between capital and labor
wh:ch, it is asserted, is here involved. It may
be that the aggregated power of combined cap
ita! is fraught with danger to the republic. It
may t'e that the aggregated power of combined
lai-or Is perilous to the peace of society and to
th" rUhts of property. It doubtless is tru5 thai
in t:.e contest the rights of both have been in
vJjJ. and that each has wrongs to be re-tl;-Hs-,
d If danger to the state exists from the
ion. Mnation of either capital or labor, requir
ing additional restraint or modification of ez laws, it is within the peculiar province of
the legislature to determine the necessary
reaped, and to declare the general policy of the
suite touching the relation between capital and
ll'. r. 1th that the judicial power of the gov
ernment is not concerned. But it is the duty of
Vr.-.: courts to restrain those warring faction so
f..r .ij their action may infringe the declared law
c: il...-land, that society may not be disrupted
or its peace invaded and that individual and
tciyorate rights may not be infringed.
Injunction the Proper Kemrdj.
I." the combination and conspiracy alleged
B-d the acis threatened to be done in pursuance
ti-rcf are unlawful, it cannot. I think, be
. lci sofully denied that restraint by injunc
tijr. is the appropriate remedy. It may be
ir.if that a right of action at law would
arise upoa consummation of the threatened
injury, but manifestly such remeay would be
in uiequate. The threatened interference with
ih'j operations of the railway, if carried into
effect, would result ia paralysis of Its business,
st jppius the commerce ebbing and Howinjf
through seven states of the union, working
cliu'able tn;ury to the property and causing public privation. Pecuniary compeD
s.iUoa would be wholly inadequate. The In
jury v. cu'.d be Irreparable. Compensation could
I.- ot't lined only through a multiplicity of suits
uzuiuM 12 0OJ men scattered along the line of
this Til' lway for a distance of miles. It is
the peculiar function of equity in such cases,
where '.he injury wo jM result not alone in se
vere private but in great public wrong, to re
strain the commission of the threatened acts and
Lot to send a party to seek uncertain and lo
ad, quite remedy at law.
'TLat jurisdiction rests upon settled and un
assailable ground. It is no longer open to con
troversy that a court of equity may restrain
threatened trespass involving the Immediate or
ultimate destruction of property, working irre
parable injury, and for which there would be no
adequate compensation at law. It wlil in ex
treme cases, where the peril is imminent and the
Curler great, issue mandatory injunctions re
qu rir 5 a particular service to be performed, or
a particular direction to be given, or a particu
lar order to be revoked, Id prevention of a
threatened trespass upon property or upon pub
lic rights.
I need not enlarge upon the subject. Tho
juri.-uiction is beyond question; Is plenary and
couipn hensive. 1
I'un iahment for Contempt Not Kumigb.
The judge then cited several author
ities and continued:
It would be anomalous indeed if the court.
Lolling this property in possession in trust,
tould not protect it from injury and could not
restrain interference which would render abor
tive ail efforts to perform the public duties
cuarzid upon this railway.
"It w as suggested by counsel that as improp
er interference with this property during its
possession by the court is a contempt, punish
ment therefor wou.ct furnish ample remedy,
umi that therefore an injunction would not lie,
Ti is is clearly an erroneous view. Puninhment
for contempt is not compensation for an
lnj.iry. The pecuniary penalty for con
t -rnacy does not go to the owner of the prop
erty injured. Such contempt is deemed a pub
lic wrung and the tine inures to the govern
nn.ul 'ice injunction goes ta prevention of
Wi'uH,' to property and Injury to the public wel
fare: the tine, in punishment of contumacy.
The writ reaches the inchoate conspiracy to in
jure aad prevents the contejnplated wrong.
Tte proceedings in contempt's ex post facto,
pun.shing for a wrong effected."
No Klcht to Quit When lie Pleases.
The judge then reviews the condi
tions that gave rLse to the issuance of
tiie writ. Continuing he says:
There would seem to exist in some minds a
lamentable misrepresentation of the terms 'lib
erty' and "right.' It would seem by some to be
opposed that in this land one has the constitu
tional right to do as one may please, and that
any restraint upon the will is an infringement
upon freedom of action. Kights are no abso
lute, but are relative. Rights grow out of duty
ar.d are limited by duty. One has not the right
arbitrarily to quit service without regard to
the necessities of that service. Ills right of
abandonment is limited by the assumption of
that service, and the conditions and exigencies
attaching thereto.
"Ordinarily the abandonment of service by
an individual Is acccmpunied with so littlo of
inconvenience, and with such slight resulting
Joss, that it is a matter of but little moment
-when or how he may quit the service, liut for
all that the principle remains, recognized by
every Just mind, thai the quitting must be
timely aud decent, in view of existing condi
tions. If what I have slated be
correct as to individual action the
principle applies with greater force to
the case of a combination of a large num
ber of employes to abandon service
tsuJdenly and without reasonable notice, wl;h
the r'-suit of crippling the operation of the rail
.iv aud injuring the public. The effect in this
articular instance would have proven disas
trous. The labor organizations are said to rep-
resent three-fourths of all the employes upoa
the railways within the United States an army
of many hundred thousands of men. The skilled j
labor necessary to the safe operation of a rail- ;
way could not be readily supplied along 4,0J0
miles of railway.
Could Nqt Fill Their Placoa.
"The difficulty of obtaining substitutes in the
place of those who should leave the service
would bo intensified by the fact asserted and
conceded at the argument that no member of
these large organizations would dare to accept
service in the place of those who should leave,
because such acceptance would be followed by
expulsion from their order and by social ostra
cism by their fellows. If this conspiracy had
proven effective by failure on tho part of the
court to issue its preventive writ, this vast prop
erty would have been paralyzed In its operation,
the wheels of an active commerce would have
ceased to revolve, many portions of seven states
would have been shut off in the midst of winter
from the necessary supply of clothing, food
and fuel, the malls of the United States would
have been stopped, and the general business
of seven states and the commerce of
the wholo country passing over this
railway would have been suspended for an
indefinite time. All these hardships and Incon
veniences it is said must be submitted to that
certain of these men, discontented with the con
ditions of their service, may combine and con
spire with the object and Intent of crippling the
property, to suddenly cease the performance of
their duties. It Is said that to restrain them
from so doing is abridgment of liberty and In
fringement of constitutional right. I do not so
apprehend the law. I freely conoede the right
of the Individual to abandon service at a proper
time and In a decent manner. I concede the
right of ail the employes of this road, acting in
concert, to abandon their servica at a proper
time and in a decent manner, but I do not con
cede their right to abandon such service sud
denly without reasonable notice.
Strikers illttcrlr Condemned.
"Tho second branch of the action has refer
ence to the writ of injunction Issued upon the
supplemental petition of the receivers re
straining any combination or conspiracy
from having for lis purpose the inagu
ration of a strike upon tho lines of
the railway operated by the receivers and
from ordering, advising or approving by com
munication or Instruction or otherwise the em
ployes of the receivers to join In a strike This
part of the motion presents the issue whether a
strike is lawful. The answer must largely de
pend upon the proper definition of the term."
The judge then cited the various defi
nitions of the work strike and dwelt
upon strikes in general. lie said ne
knew of no peaceful strike, and that
no strike was ever heard of that was or
could be successful unaccompanied by
intimidation or violence. He continued:
A strike without violence would equal the
representation of the tragedy of Hamlet, with
the part of Hamlet omitted. The moment that
violence becomes an essential part of a scheme.
or a necessary means of effecting the purpose
of a combination, that moment the com
bination otherwise legal becomes Illegal
All combinations to interfere with per
fect freedom lu the proper management and
control or oife's lawful business, to dictate the
terms upon which such business shall be con
ducted, by means of ttireats or by intenference
with property or traClc, or with the lawful em
ployment of others, are within the condemna
tion of the law."
Makes a Slight Modification.
Judge Jenkins then, referring to the
clause in the supplemental injunction,
which enjoins any one from ordering,
recommending, approving or advising
others to quit the service of the North
ern Pacific railway, and which has
been characterized as wholly
warranted, said the clause
inserted out of abundant
tion, that the meaning of
was CBU-
court might be clear, that there
would be no unwarrantable interfer
ence with the property, no intimida
tion, no violence, no strike. Since this
language of the writ in this respect had
been misconstrued and the restraint in
tended was in his judgment compre
hended within the other provisions of
the writ, the motion in that respect
would be granted and the clause
stricken from the writ. In all other
respects the motion would be denied.
Judge Dandy Says l ulon Paciuo Men Will
Have Juittice.
Omaha, Neb., April . The Ameri
can Railway union has made applica
tion In the United States district court
to have the salaries of the members of
the order on the Union Pacific road,
which were cut last August, restored
to the old rate. Judge Dundy was
visibly excited when addressing the at
torneys from the bench. He said:
"If it is stated that such a cut has been made
in the wajes of these men connected with this
organization or outside of It on this railway,
when others who are drawing higher pay have
been so highly favored, I will see that those
who are drawing less pay will be treat
ed the same way and I will advise
that tho old pay be restored. Still, it is but
fair to the other side that thev should have no
tice. You have to rely a great deal on the tes
timony of railway men In cases, and they
should have notice, and I suggest the propriety
when Mr. Dickinson returns of making the
'Now, I have got myself into difficulty, as
you can readily see, by following the ex
ample Judge Jenkins made in the North
ern Pacific case, when he allowed a schedule
reducing the pay and fixing in the order that
tho parties were bound to comply with j
it when no notice, not a minute, was given. I ;
do cot propose to get myself in that shape
again ana be denounced in open court where
I have to preside at times. I followed
his order, though mine was less stringent
than his when he did not give the men
a minute's notice, and now I am de
nounced all over the country for doing the very 1
icing ne cua, wnen 1 was following a precedent
he set. My term of court commences at Nor
folk on Monday, but If necessary 1 will post
pone that in order to have a speedy hearing in
this case."
In conclusion Judge Dundy said:
"If you want to make application to have
the old pay restored, I want you and
every other one of the employes on
the road to understand that if they
have been wronged by the reduction that
they will not have to join any union to get a
hearing, because, as I have said before, I will
hear one person that has a grievance or I will
hear luo, or l.ouo or 4,000 as they claim to have
in this union and I will make no distinction
between tho parties."
A Drunken Man's Crime.
Chicago, April 7. Arthur Laperle
shot and instantly killed Mrs. Emma
Levi and then put a bullet into his own
brain. He will probably die. The
tragedy occurred at 9 o'clock Friday
night at 474 Warren avenue, the home
of Mrs. Levi's father, John R. Allen.
The only cause that has been given for
Laperle's act is that his attentions to
Mrs. Levi, who had been divorced from
her first husband, were not welcome to
her family, chiefly because he was ad
dicted to the use of stimulants. He
was under the influence of liquor when
the deed was committed.
Itimetallista to Mrrt May 8.
Denver, Col., April 7. A. C. Fisk,
president of the Pan-American Bimetal
lic league, proposes to call a silver con
vention to meet in Washington May 8,
the day Coxe's army is scheduled to
arrive there.
Fata of a Frick Official at the Hands
of Infuriated Coke Strikers.
Tho Situation In Pennsylvania Is Critical
Conflicts lletween Guards arid strikers
A Total f Nine Mn Killed
Many UurU
Uniostowx, Pa., April 6. Riot,
bloodshed and murder were the rule in
the Connellsvillo coke region Wednes
day. The northern and central por
tions of the region were the scene of
continuous battle from early morning'.
Ten thousand infuriated strikers
marched from point to point in the re
gion spreading death and destruction.
Sheriff Wilhelm, after an interview
with Adjt. Gen. Greenland, it is said,
will call on Gov. Pattison to order out
the national guard. The sheriff and
bis deputies are helpless. Unless the
militia is in the region soon there will
be more bloodshed.
The fatalities of the day included J.
11. Paddock, chief engineer of the Frick
company, and a deputy sheriff, name
unknown, who were murdered by the
i strikers, and seven unknown strikers
who were killed by deputy sheriffs and
guards. A dozen others were seriously,
tome probably fatally, wounded.
The climax of all the troubles of the
day was reached Wednesday afternoon
when 1,000 armed strikers came down
upon the Davidson works of the II. C
Frick Coke company near Connells-
i ville. The little settlement in the vicin
; Jty of the works had been previously
; undisturbed by the strikers and the
; men after finishing their day's work
i were resting at their homes. The work
j men were not in sympathy with the
I strike. The horde of ignorant foreign
ers pounced down upon them like wild
beasts. They first went to the homes
of the workmen, and there burned and
destroyed property of the company and
drove women and children into th9
! J. 11. Paddock, chief civil engineer ol
the Frick Coke company, had walked
; over from his home in Connellsville to
Davidson to interview some of the dep
uty sheriffs who were protecting the
coke ovens. After he had satisfied him
self that everything was working sat
isfactorily he strolled around lehind
the ovens toward the mouth of the
, company's mine.
! Just as he reached a position under
j the tipple facing the shaft he saw a
i party of Huns in the act o tearing
away a support from the tramway.
: The fearless engineer advanced quickly
and ordered the men away. Some
f them retreated sullenly up the
bank with a scowl of anger on
their faces. A black-browed striker,
with heavy, stooping shoulders, stood
bis ground. Paddock motioned him
away with impatient gesture. At that
moment one of the men on the hill
threw a stone, striking the engineer
on the shoulder. A howl of rage went
up from the Huns. They came tearing
down like so many demons, with
, their long hair flying and their eyes on
: fire. Paddock was thrown violently to
the ground. II is head was pounded to
pieces with fragments of stone. After
every spark of life was gone one of the
men in an ecstasy of rage drew his re
volver and fired a shot through the
j dead man's head. The party then made
I an attack on Kennedy and Coll, but
i they succeeded in escaping with only a
few bruises. The rioters left at once
for the Bradford works of the same
! company, where the men have also re
; fused to strike.
; The report of Engineer Paddock's
murder spread rapidly over the region
and within a half hiur 100 armed citi-
zens from Connellsville and vicinity,
! under the leadership of County Detec
tive h rank Campbell, started in pursuit.
About 2 miles down the Baltimore fc
Ohio tracks from Connellsville the citi
zens overtook fifty of the strikers, who
were leaving Davidson. A battle en
sued and a volley of shots were fired
from both sides. After a desperate
struggle the rioters were overpowered
and ten of the leaders were placed
I under arrest. In the conflict one Hun
garian was shot through the head and
J instantly killed and two others were
mortally wounded. j
Those arrested were brought here on
a special train over the Baltimore &
Ohio road closely guarded and lodged
in jaiL The special train was stopped
at Dawson on the way up and fifty
more rioters were taken aboard. They
were captured by a portion of the com
pany of armed citizens which left Con
nellsville shortly after the murder while
on the way to the works of the Mount i
Pleasant branch. In all there were
sixty-four rioters arrested and locked
The larger portion of the mob which
visited the Davidson works escaped and
went to the Broad Ford plants of the
Frick company. Here they attempted
to renew hostilities, but ran up against
forty guards. A skirmish followed
during which fifty shots were ex
changed, but at such a long
distance that there was but one man
During an assault Wednesday morn
ing on the deputy sheriffs guarding
the Mayfield works of the McClure
Coke company a Hun was shot and in
stantly killed. Sheriff McCann, of
Westmoreland county, was on hand
and arrested thirteen of the rioters, but
not until one of his deputies had been
Mitchell, While Dreaming.
Ills Itooinmate, Kd Patch.
IIocstox, Tex., April 0. Elmer
Mitchell and Ed Patch were working
for the Morn's road outfit at Crosby
and were roommates. During Monday
night Mitchell dreamed he was In the
stable and that thieves were stealing
the horses. Seizing a pistol in his sleep
he fired, killing Patch instantly. He
then ran out of the house, still asleep,
and began a fusillade. A crowd col
lected and finally roused him, and on
going back to bed he discovered be had
killed bis roommate,
The Striking
Show Signs
of Weakening.
Uxioxtowx, Pa., April 7. The situ
ation in the coke region Thursday was
that of the battlefield after the battle,
both sides standing aloof from danger,
but at night there was an order issued
for a general rallying of the men from
one quarter of the region to the other,
and the response will decide the con
tinuance or abandonment of the strike.
The arrest and imprisonment of a
. hundred of the riot leaders, among
! whom are President L. It. Davis and
Secretary Daniel Darby of the Mine
Workers' association, have spread dis
couragement in the ranks of the riot
ers, and it was at first thought would
cause them to lay down their arms and
return to their homes. This thought,
however, was abandoned Thursday
I morning when two mobs of nearly
I 1,00 men each started for further raids
among the plants still in operation,
j . During the night the whole country
around was in a state of suspense, it
having been given out that between 12
o'clock and morning the rioters would
march on the Moyer works of W. J. j
Kainey, where 150 deputies awaited j
their coining, and where the company j
was prepared to fight a decisive battle, j
Shortly after 11 o'clock, while stand- j
ing outside the camp ground. President ;
L. K. Davis, who had been leading the
mob to action, was taken into custody
by Sheriff McCann and Deputy Gay, of j
Westmoreland county, and driven in a
buggy to Connellsville, where he was
retained in the lockup over night. The
news of his airest caused a delay of op
erations, and tho mob spent the night
sleeping on the ground under cover of
the forest- Not a move was made until
nearly noon Thursday, when Alexan
der Markey was made the leader of the
At 11 o'clock the men started on a
tour of the Mount Pleasant branch,
where every plant is in operation.
They supported the American flag, and
the march was characterized by all
manner of riotous demonatrations
and threats of violence. Tho liuns
were furious and insisted on
the destruction of property at
the Bessemer works. Near West Over
ton the mob halted and the lead
ers harangued them with words of en
couragement. When about to make an
attack Sheriff McCann and 100 armed
deputies put in their- appearance
aud the mob fled in confu
sion. They reassembled, however,
and continued their march. In
the public square at Mount Pleasant a
meeting was held but no violence at
tempted. Sheriff McCann aud his dep
uties were there and stood guard at the
roads leading out of the town. Leader
Markey dismissed the rioters there and
ordered them to reassemble at Scott
dale at night for raids on the plants
on the Sewickley branch of the Penn
sylvania railroad.
In the southern end of the region
the mob has been committing depre
dations and the seat of war here
is at the Mount liraddock works of W.
J. Rainey, near Dunbar. Eighteen
hundred infuriated men are encamped
on the hill there and foraging srjuads
are scouring the country, robbing
homes and stealing everything they can
get their hands on. The people have been
subjected to inhuman indignities and
are living iu a state of peril. The riot
t have been encamped for several
Thursday morning they started out
at daylight and made a raid on the
Mount liraddock works where the men
were entering the mines. The plant was
completely overrun and the yard was
black with howling Huns. The work
men were carried from the yanis and
given the alternativeof being strung up
to trees or joining the strikers. The
men were unwilling to yield, but when
the ropes were got ready they gave in
and became a part of the mob. The
tools and hose were destro3"ed. The
men then marched to the Hill Farm
mines of the Dunbar Furnace com
pany, where the men were working
under the protection of deputies. They
did not stop tor threats, but swept down
on the plant like a cyclone. The depu
ties were bewildered and the workmen
were forced into line with the strikers
against their wilL Not a shot was
fired. It illustrates the helplessness of
civil authorities to cope with such a
gang of ignorant foreigners.
A sensation was caused here Thurs
day by the announcement that the
bodies of eight Huns were found about
10 o'clock in a wood near Dawson. This
was the sensation of the day. Where the
bodies came from or by whom they were
killed is not known, but there were
bullet holes through each body, indi-
cating that they had been the victims
of a battle. They were lying in dif-
ferent parts of the wood, where they
are supposed to have fled after the
fight at Bradford Wednesday night,
in which one Hungarian was killed
and many others wounded. The
bodies have been identified as those of
strikers who were engaged in the
ill-fated assault on the Davidson
works, where Engineer Paddock was
killed. Their bodies are still lying at
Dawson, where inquests will be held by
the coroner at once.
Ileports received at a late hour show
that the strikers are disbanding at
every point and the men appear com
pletely subdued. The authorities,
however, will take no chances and
armed guards are everywhere, while
citi.'.ens in every town in the region
are walking around with guns aud
rifles in anticipation of trouble at any
All diplomatic correspondence was
formerly conducted in Latin.
Chixese soldiers get one dollar a
month and have to board themselves.
Graxite is the bedrock of the world,
being tho lowest on the earth's crust.
Duiuxo Victoria's reign India has
coined two million pounds in gold and
two hundred and six million pounds in
Florida produces over fifty varieties
f the orange. The annual crop is about
two million two hundred and fifty
thousand boxes.
Result of a Bitter Religious War
In Kansas City.
Catholics and Members of the American
Protective Association Fight at the
Polls -Two Men Killed and Sev
eral Others Wounded.
Kansas City, Ma, April 5. The bit
ter animosities that have existed here
between the American Protective as
sociation and the Catholics culminated
Tuesday in a pitched battle in which
two men were killed, two fatally in
jured and two others wounded, as fol
lows: Killed Con Brosnahan, shot through tha
kidneys; Michael Callahan, shot through right
Fatally Injured Perry Fowler, shot through
the buck; Jerry Pate, shot In the face.
Seriously wounded Patrick Fleming, shot
In the left shoulder; John McGovern, shot
through right arm.
It cannot be definitely said which
Is responsible for the unfortunate af
fair, as the partisans of eacli loudly
charged the other with being the full
cause of all the trouble. More than
100 shots were exchanged between the
combatants in less than that many sec
onds, and when the firing ceased the
men named were lying dead, dying or
injured on the pavement.
The two antagonistic elments were
6olidly divided in their choice of candi-
! dates for mayor. The strong and ag-
gresive support that each side gave to
; its candidate during one of the hot
' test campaigns ever known in this
city engendered a strong sentiment
: of bigotry. It was. therefore, in no
' amiable mood that the workers of the
'. respective factions came together at
the different polling places throughout
; the city, and that these workers came
1 expecting trouble to occur before
j the day was over was apparent from
the number of deadly weapons that
! were drawn when the first pistol shot
was fired.
1 This riot took place on the South
I west boulevard in the Fifth ward, close
j to police station No. 3, and those who
! took part in it had been heated to the
fighting temper by reports that
i had been hourly arriving at the
j station of brawls at other polling
; places. Only one hour before it
i was known that John Gooley, a
! stonemason, was shot in the back and
' forehead by William Henry Walker at
' a voting place at the corner of Fifth
1 and Campbell streets and that the row
' was directlj' due to a fiery debate be-
tween the men regarding the princi
ples of the American Protective asso
ciation to whioh Gooley was violfcntly
,' It is claimed that Michael Callahan
; fired the first shot. He was a member
' of a gang of men working under the
j lead of James Prior, a politician an
! tagonistic to the A. P. A., and in sup
; port of Frank Johnson, the labor and
' independent democratic candidate for
' mayor. Callahan was killed.
Then the battle began. The deputy
: constables at the polling booth and the
workers of all the political factions
: crowded together in a solid mass about
100 strong, and every one of them
seemed to be armed. For a minute or
two the discharge of weapons sounded
i like a discharge of musketry hy a regi
; meiit- Hundreds of citizens gathered
j at every point of vantage to witness
; the battle, which, however, was of
i 6hort duration.
j In less than five minutes from the
time the first shot was fired the police
from station No. 3 appeared upon the
i scene and quieted the disturbance,
i With their approach the fighting politi
' cal workers ceased hostilities and made
: a quick effort to hide their weapons.
While the riot was in progress it is
, said that members of the American
i Protective association telephoned to
; Armourdale and Argentine, strong
i holds of that order, for 1,000 men, and
! that the assurance was given that the
! men would shortly be on the way.
j Members of the A. P. A. in this city
I and Armourdale deny the truth of this
Pryor's men are claiming that Calla
han was an innocent victim. They as
sert that it was Jerry N. Pate, an A. P.
A. man, who first shot, and that was
the shot that killed Callahan. Pate
was serving as a constable, having been
appointed especially by a Westport of
ficial to serve a warrant for the arrest
of Jim Pryor, John I'ryor, his son, and
Bert Pryor for aa alleged felonious as
sault upon a citizen earlier in the day.
He and Callahan met, had words, and
either one or the other fired the shot
that brought on the conflict.
Several Killed in Ilattle with Indians in
El Eeso, O. T., April 5. Further
advices from the scene of the encoun
ter between the band of depredating
Cheyenne Indians and some cowboys
who were herding cattle were brought
here Tuesday by a courier who came
for military assistance. He reported
that when he left the fight was yet in
progress and that then some eight or
ten of the Indians and half that
many white men had been killed
or wounded. The sattlers were
hastening to the aid of the fight
ing cowboys and had surrounded
the band of Indians and were slowly
and surely picking them off. Two
troops of cavalry left the fort for the
scene of action, but as the distance is
about 7 miles they will not likely ar
rive before the battle is over.
Kx-rresldent Caceres Has Iteen Pro
claimed a the Dictator.
Lima, Peru, April 6. Ex-President
Caceres. one of the candidates for the
presidency, has. been declared dictator
I of Peru. The dictator ia supported by
! the army, but congress and the
j people are hostile to him. Thus
Peru is now in the hands of n dio
' tator and two presidents. The banks
I are all closed and business is suspend
i ed. The troops supporting the dictator
' are in nossesslon of this city. The
street are natrolled by the military,
aud the constitutional president. Scuoj j
Del Solar, is iaid to be a fugitive.
Republicans Vote, Preventing the Passag
of the Seigniorage Hill Over the Veto.
Washington-, April G. President
Cleveland was saved from defeat
Wednesday only by the votes of repub
lican congressmen. In the house, only
democrats voting, the seigniorage bill
was passed over the veto by a two-
thirds majority, but it was
that there was no quorum.
On the sec-
ond ballot the republicans
voted and
the bill failed to pass.
Mr. Bland (dem.. Mo.)
called up
the seigniorage bill returned by the
president without bis approval, and
moved that it pass, the objections of
the executive to the contrary notwith
standing. Mr. Tracey (dem., N. Y.) raised the
question of consideration against it
and Mr. Bailey made the point of order
that the constitution required the con
sideration of a bill returned with a
veto and that the question of considera
tion therefore could uot be raised
against it, The speaker sustained the
point of order.
Mr. Bland stated that on Saturday,
: at S o'clock, he would demand the pre
! vious question. From all quarters of
! the democratic side there seemed to be
: a general desire to avoid conflict of
opinion in debate and Mr. Bland's sug
gestion of three days' debate was met
i with a chorus of cries of: "Vote, vote!"
j Then followed one of the most re
; markable scenes witnessed in the house
: in years. Mr. Tracey, who was stand
i ing in a side aisle, said that as far as
the democrats of the minority of the
: committee on coinage, weights and
: measures were concerned they were
willing to take a vote immediately.
This statement was received with
shouts of approval from the democratic
side. Mr. Tracey went on to say, how
ever, that he had not conferred with
the republicans of the committee and
suggested that he would like to have
the opinion of Mr. C. W. Stone, of
. Pennsy lvania, who made up the minori
ty report against the bilL
! Mr. Stone replied, after conferring a
, moment with those about him on the
republican side, that the debate in
the house when the seigniorage bill was
passed had been so limited he was un-
willing to enter into any agreement to
close the debate at this time.
! When he ceased speaking there was
great confusion on the floor. Members
on both sides were conferring in groups,
j The speaker, with uplifted gavel, sur
: veyed the house for a moment. Mr.
Bland expressed a willingness to have
I the vote taken immediately. Mr. Reed,
i Mr. Burrows, Mr. DiDgley and Mr.
, Stone were in earnest consultation to
i the left of the speaker's rostrum. As
, it subsequently appeared, they agreed
i that Mr. Dingley should make theopen
' ing argument for his side,
i Meantime no one addressed the chair,
and the speaker stated the question to
; be on the motion to pass the bill, the
president's objection to the contrary
; notwithstanding. "On this," said he,
J looking down upon the confusion
i on the floor, "the constitution requires
: that the vote shall be taken by yeas
and nays." He hesitated.
j "All those in favor will say yea," he
: continued. "Contrary by the contrary
; sign." Again he paused. But no one ad
dressing him. he added, with a bang of
I the gavel: "The clerk will call the roll."
j "Mr. Allen," began the clerk.
' There was a gasp of astonishment on
: the republican side as they awakened
; to realize that the roll call had begun,
j The democrats, who were anxious to
; see debate suppressed, were overjoyed.
: Amid a greav uproar a dozen repub
j licans jumped to their feet and clatn
; ored for recognition. The confusion
' was so great that the clerk got no
i further than the first name. "Too
j late, too late," shouted the democrats
i as Mr. Reed tried to make himself
: heard above the uproar. At last, by
i dint of hard pouuding, a semblance of
quiet was restored.
"Mr. Speaker," said Mr. Reed, "my
colleague, Mr. Dingley, was ready to
address the house upon this question
! before the roll call began."
; "The gentleman, Mr. Dingley, made
j no such statement until after the first
nume on the roll had been called," said
the speaker. He declined to allow the
! roll call to be interfered with. Great
I disorder followed.
i The explanation of the speaker was
j not satisfactory. The republicans, led
by Mr. Reed, were appealing for recog
nition amid shouts of "regular order"
from the democratic side. The excite
ment was iutense. The speaker cut
Mr. Reed off in the midst of a remark
hy ordering the roll call continued.
Mr. Reed persisted in his effort to
speak, when Speaker Crisp ordered him
to be seated. The gentleman from
Maine sat down, but immediately arose
and asked the speaker to be heard.
The speaker declined to hear him.
but Mr. Reed insisted, when the chair
man ordered him to sit down.
The republicans were beside them
selves with anger. They refused to
vote on the first roll call. The anti
silver democrats were in de.-pair, as the
first roll call gave the silver men the
necssary two-thirds.
The vote stood yeas, ISO; nays, 45.
Republicans did uot vote. There was
no quorum present.
Finally after a consultation the re
publicans agreed to vote and did vote
on the second roll calL This turned
the tide and upon the announcement of
the vote it was found that the motion
to pass the bill over the veto had been
defeated yas, 144; nays, 110; the sil
ver men lacking 74 of the necessary
two-thirds. The house then adjourned.
Pari! the Seen of Another DrnanittA Kx
ploslou Several Hurt.
Paris. April 0. Another bomb ex
plosion occurred here Wednesday even
ing near the senate chamber. The ex
plosion took place at 9:20 o'clock p. m.
The bomb was placed in a flower box
on the windowsill of the restau
rant Foyct, 22 Rue Vauguriad, opposito
the senate chamber. The bomb ex
ploded with a tremendous report and
shattered all the windows of the restau
rant, besides breaking the windows in
a number of other buildings. M. Tail
lade, an artist, and a lady friend were,
injured by the explosion, .
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