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" i! Y TI1RONT. ia yonder 1
? 3 Hark how I wake tt
k l Ob. joyful be tie ine
That broadcast now Is hurled!
J K word of hiirws and trlutarh.
Ajraln I waft to you.
nir-sias out the old year.
Kir.si:xc ia the new!
Ttc rsrked the gains ar.d losses.
Hie striving ot the hour;
weeds I've scea upjrrowinjr.
Where should have bloomed, the Cower.
The nobler path and purpose.
I It J ye all pursue,
HJe out the c!J yer.
lllnir-g In the tfw!
To all a heart of gladness.
To all a kldy thought :
rter.eata Tine's crvnir-T portals.
No good deed be uawnvjjh:!
llovr sooa ray voice Is silent.
lis moments now. how few!
Ktr-.Tirr out the eld year.
K:n;a; la the new:
May brightest sur.shtae trxther
About c-oh roof-trc fair!
Gcv.1'3 t !eNin 03 the h irvest.
That tousteously we share!
Joys t lissom In life's pathway
And thus I Mi adieu
nir.-in:; out the old year.
Kinir; la the new!
Georse Cooper, la GoUfn Day.
11 11 I I H i i i I T k i I i i
ELL," impudently queried
the man as he stood in the
doer of a fourth floor room
and looked into the face
of a woman whose cheeks had crown
white as she heard his step on the
"Frn iorrv. sir, but
"Same eld story, is it?"
"I've had to tell you for the last two
mouths that I was out of work and
couldn't pa my rent That was bad
enough, but now my Tom is out of
TTork. too. He's there on the bed. sir.
nnd the doctor says it's a touch of
"You owe two months' back rent."
he said, as he inspected the poor, old
furniture and wondered if it would
pay to attach it.
"Yes, sir. but if you'll only hare a
little patience we'll pay you.'
"I'aticncs won't pay taxes nor make
repairs. I'll give you the day to pack
"I.ut where will I go?
"Heat some other landlord out of
..wo months rent."
"I haven't a shilling in the house
-a.:d there lies my sick boy! Give me a
week, anyhow. It will be the death of
Tom to be carried out- It's too cold in
tho roora hrc. but I've only a little
coal end hare to use it more carefully
than you do gold."
"You can talk to the constables
when they come; 1'in sick and tired of
hearing th;so yarns."
"Ilefore the week is out I may find
work- If Tom was well I wouldn't say
h word, Lut don't set us out with him
t-o btidly oil that the doctor '
"Talk to the constables:
the tnaaa; he turned to go.
"Hut. sir, if you would only let us
fctay aco:!;er week I'm sure you
v.ouId::t lose by it. There's such a
Ihingas the Lord raisin? up a friend
for thi widow and the fatherless juH
UrS they ere ready to give up."
"Can't stop talk to the constable
two months back rent or out you go."
That was the way the year opened
or Widow Flint and her boy Tom.
It was hard thnei all around. Plenty
of energetic, skillful mechanics were
out of work and behind in their rent,
and dealers and manufacturers who
jrrrcrally Lad plenty of work to frive
out were holding back to watch the
business outlook. Tom mitfht hare
l:cpt his place at three dollars per
week iu the box factory, but the want
of proper food and clothing had made
him susceptible to exposure and
brought him low. There wasn't money
cr.ouyh in the house to fet the doc
tor's prescription filled at a drugstore,
and it was well that the boy's fever
blunted his appetite, as a loaf of bread
was thtt only palatable thin in the
lou.e. Neighbors! Yes. plenty of
them. There were forty families
tinder that roof, but most of them had
littls else but bread. When poverty
lej-inr. to hunger their poverty U self
is!. It makes people selfish to herd them
together. The sight of each other's
destitution blunts all Bcntimeut.
"But He's like the mayor, ain't he
never noticing anybody but well-off
"Tom. the Lord looks down upon us
BH the poor as well as the rich. We
arc all in His keeping. Uon't dbt
Ills poorness. It's hard work to be
feick and freezing and hungering, but
If It's our burden to bear we must do
it. You must have medicine, Tom. I'm
going out to eee If I can pawn my
"And then you can't go out to look
"J'ut it may save you."
She w-rnt out and walked about for
on hour, but pawnbrokers and second
hand clothing dealers were taking a
holiday with the rest of the world.
Hhofi.nallv ntored a drugstore, and
ifckcd of the urbane proprietor, who
came forward rubbing his hands, to
tauw the shawl nnd fill the prescrip
tion. 'Very sorry, 3ou know, but we
couldn't do it," ho replied. "Medicines
are cash, and the shawl is old and thin
and uot worth anything."
"liut my Tom is threatened with
"Y-c-s. Just ttie sort of weather for
pneumonia, and most of the cases seem
to prove fatal."
"And must he die for the want of
"Hood day, ma'am good day. I no
tice the thermometer is down to zero,
and I shouldn't wonder if it would go
lower before night."
She had assured Tom that there was
only one God, and that He watched
over the poor a well as the rich, but
as she wended her way homewards she
had to combat her doubts. His fever
was worse, and ho was out of his
mind, and all day long he moaned nnd
tossed about, and she could do no more
than hold a cup of water to his lips
now ond then. When night began to
fall she made a bundle of Tom's
clothes. They were old, but of more
value than her shawl. If he died she
would not redeem them; if he got well
well, she had said that the Lord
sometimes raised tip a friend for the
poor and distressed.
"Humph! Four o'clock p. m., and
New Year's day and you not out of bed
It was a young man of twenty-five,
who had gone to bed at 3 o'clock that
morning. His face was pinched and
pale, his eyes hollow and bloodshot,
and one looking at him might have
taken hira for nn old man.
"Made a fool ot yourself again last
night, didn't you?" he growled, talking
to himself a he lay looking around.
"Old man, do you know that I'm about
ready to cut your acquaintance? A
young mn of decent family plenty
of money good prospects, and yet
how arj you using j-ourself? Cham
pagne, cards, dissipation. Going right
to the dogs on the gallop At tweuty
five you feed like a man of fifty.
Health, prospects and the whole outfit
going to the devil, and what ore you
getting in exchange? You are the on
of your father and a high-roller that
is alL When yoa come to figure it
down you are a champion fool noth
Ho lazily turned over, sat up on the
side of the bed, and continued:
"Head as big as a house and
your stomach full of vitrioL Nice
chap you are. A decent mule ought
to be ashamed to kick you. No
band no energy hardly strength
WAS XT TIIK
enough t. get into your clothes and
wash up. You and I ere going to have
a talk after a bit. Had no idea where
the boya tucked me away this morn
ing, but I guess this is a hotel, and I'll
order up a bite to eat-"
Half an hour later the high-roller
sat down to his cigar, and. as he
smoked, he aidi
"What I want to know is how much
longer j-ou are going to continue this
sort of business. You've had six or
seven years of it, and it seems to me
that you ought to be through. When
a young man gets to that point where
he realizes that he is an ass he's ready
for a change. Suppose we swear off?
Suppose wo surprise the old folks by
dropping this high-roller business and
living a half-way decent life. Cham
pagne, cards, songs, cigars, and all
that last night till you were drunk as
an old burn. That reminds me. Seems
to me I had a streak of luck. Let's
He had money in every pocket
twos, fives and tens. The bills were
crumpled and rolled, but ho -smoothed
them out on his kneo and counted
them over nnd said:
"A fool for luck! Here's an even
three hundred dollars, and I must
have had luck, just about enough to
pay for a wine supper, and just about
a hundredth part of tvhat I've lost at
cards. Well, what aro you going to
do about tho otlier matter swearing
off? Strikes you as about tho correct
thing, dooj it? All right. Hold up
your righ'Iiand and repeat after rac.
"I. Jr.me 1 I'orbeali. Letag in in y rljfht mind
for tb2 Cist tine la nevcraJ years, nnd fully
rc:i7.''; tiit I a:a tin bluest Idiot In North
.ti'.Tlrii. J bero'jy ur.lrra and Ccclo.ro that I
uri nn o.v;cr tdih-rotler on vbccln. Ia
otVor ".3rdi. I pHljc thyself to eschew card.
1 .7 l'o -fezrfr"- j
"i-vlr-fv!'f-'M9: ii& i-v if- .-
Mil iimmmmAMim I .
rs ' i vV-V V II
i;Z t r,4 v , U v . ' . &Q-ttt''C J -V 4 11 I II I
drink utul other rapid transit matttrb frra
and after this tlrit day of January, ItW , ond If
I break my word way I be depled by men
nd kicked by animals.
"That's nil right, old man all right.
May come hard, but you'll wabble
through. Now, as to the money. You
don't need it. It was won at cards,
and there's wino stains on every bill.
In being u high-roller you've forgotten
all about charity. You've been ready
to Hip a dollar to the darky who held
your orereoat, but never a nickel to
the beggar on the street. Let's take a
"Well, what's the matter with you?"
"Don't arrest me, sir, I'll movejon!
"Arrest nothing! What's in tho
"Tom's suit, sir."
"And who's Tom?"
"My boy, sir. and he's sick with
pneumonia and I'm trying to sell hi
clothes to get medicine."
"Come ofT! 1 never heard of such a
"Here's the prescription, sir, and
will you come with me and see for
She led the way and he followed.
When he saw the pinching jorerty and
heard her story when he stood by the
lod and saw how sick poor Tom was,
he smiled grimly and said:
"Then there are high-rollers and
low-rollers. Never knew that before.
Never had an idea that people really
suffered from poverty. So this is pov
erty, eh? no mouey no hopes boy
sick rent due coal out and you are
trying to sell the boy's clothes for
At that moment Tom ceased his
moaning and opcued his eyes and saw
the strange man in the room.
"I thought it was a dream, mother,"
About the Lord. I was walking
the street and looking all over for
Him, and He was right here all tho
time. Now we'll have the medicine
and a good tire and something to eat!
You Kaid there was a Lord, but I
"What does he mean?" asked the
"Why, sir, I told hira that tho Lord
might rai?e up a friend for us. He was
so ill and we were so poor that he
doubted if the I.ord watched over tho
One by one he counted ths bill into
her hand just three hundred dollars,
and put on his hat to go.
"Why. sir but 3-oa see you don't
mean all this for me?"
"Get medicine, a doctor, coal, pro
visionssave Tom's Irtfe!" he said, as
he went out.
She sat down in a chair, dared and
wondering if she had not passed from
earth to Heaven, and as lie clattered
downstairs and out into the cold acd
the night he muttered:
"Old man, you've made a beginning,
and now see if j-ou can't keep it up."
Detroit Free Tress.
Thr Old Vear'a Kllsht.
With hi tattered hood drawn over hi
And his thread-bare garments fiyinjr.
The Old Year toftly Meals away.
Through the jdnes ao sadly th-hlng.
He casta one glance on his kingdom fair.
And thinks with a tender sorrow
That hi relgo ia o'er and he cornea no mo-.
For a new king rule to-uiorrow.
Full many a gift havo I brought to you.
O world, that your hearts aro Ncornlnji
Yet the Crown of Thorns may provo at lav.
More dear than a kins' adornltur.
Will tho gay youn? prlneu to his poopl
More joy than I've been glvlnj?
Will they all rorgct. as the days go by.
The dead kln for the living f
Ncy; whatsoever th New Year brings.
Some hearts win still be yearning
For Joys ror.o by: and with sorrow deep
To tho Old Year will be turning.
So. faro thee well, both friends and foes.
May all your burdens lighten!
And uay by day, along your way.
The path forever brighten.
lora AnnU Chaoe, ia Ltoston IJudjet.
rVhat He Had On.
"Did you see Freddie Twigglns on
Xcw Vear'a- day?" asked one girl. "No,M
repliel tho other; "I was told, though,
that he cr that he had skates on."
"Skates," repeated tho other; "skates
doesn't begin to express it. Thou
were snow shoes." Indianapolis Jorj?
WILL SAVE 3L0NEY.
Secretary Grosham Tolls of
Bohrlntr Sea Award.
Ilia Ailvlro ! to Arrept thf lrptlt loa
to Iy ir-it llrltnlit lMinace of
JVa.OOO-It Mny ('ot Mora
If W Duu't
Wariiin(jton. Dec. 2t. Secretary
Gresham Thursday afternoon fur
nished the house of representative
full information touching the payment
by the United States to Great Ilritaiu
of JM'25,000 for damages growing out of
the llehring sea controversy in com
pliance with a resolution in the house.
In transmitting tho papers to the
speaker. Secretary Gresham kays iu
explanation of the matter:
Tl lrl tribunal of arbitration held that
the I illicit Statr had no right of pretex t ion of
proj-erty In the fur iea! In Hrhrln m u out-
Me tho onllnary 3-mlIe limit. I'mter article S
of the ronvrntlon of February where-
by the ourHtlot.H which bad arlsru between the
two fc'overiuatijts c)tcernlnif the J'.iridietbnal :
rU'ht of the t'ultftl Stairs in the wutert of
Ilehrltif ta were Mibmlttrd to arbitration, tho I
arbitrator tinatt!tutiily found that a bumber !
f llrltUh M-alln vessel wt re nelfi d in Ut hr
trir e or worm tt therefrom by crulfrm of tho 1
I'nlted State on the day and at the ilace in
the M-cl-l tlndlnif mentitir.fd. lealnff for fu- t
lure determination the u.uetluu a- to t!i !
talue t f the said ee! or tlie'r content t. r
fiiln-r of ihrm. und the jucstl.u u t hethrr ,
the rcN me'it unv d In the hi dule to th
HrltUh cttse. or any of '.hcu. were w hol'y or la
I art the actual jrojerty of Clllreat of tUs
Unitr.I Stale. !
'If the f4an of aettletnent recomnaended l y ,
the jrt : leal lu hi last annual nn a'e la
not acceptable to eonres the r'ma!nln cun- ;
trovertcd question mut be determined elthrr
by the orsanlzitlon of a joint ros:.iUilon
or by petrotltlons bvtwcin the two cov
ernrr.eiit, K.Jierie:iCe has nhown that lrrer- (
t.utloual eommlHsloii are low and exjK-nle.
Should ftuch a course b resorted to, th
evidence would found ti;oiljr on the I'aeir.e j
Coast widely scattered as.d Counsel C u;d be
nc'eJ to rsimlae ar. 1 crv5'.-ra-j;lno wit- '
rifvi. The iuet'.o!, of iisd.net or coa.e- '
queniiai datnxtrct having tfen withdrawn
from the tr:bunal of arIiratlua. the jx-ndirijf
claim are for llrltlsh css-K actually ?ic t la ;
iw-hrir.rf tra r aurned out of 11 by crul-r of j
the felted stare.
It will a; ;-r from the fcubrnlwd e orre- 1
pi ti lence thi the agreement to jay a lunsp
urn of flwi In full kettlrmer.t of all do- !
mand aulhorintl to l-e made under th treaty !
and award wa j'ro;ved by thl (o.
crninrsi. Tho amount I ensldrrably ;
l!u the d:a,-e claimed by (irrat :
Itriiaia. exclule of the ltiierct for a
tiUWtf of year. If thl oreeuieiit dw j
cot receire the aj protal of congr arjd th ;
dlruted Quetl r. ar nubmlttel to aa InU r-
national commlsion. It i t-elmvcd that the i
amount allowed ad the ciprnse of the trlb- '
unal. Including wltnese &d the taVlr.- f j
their testimony, will lartrely rtrrel f V uai
la 1-T i f a.1 the fact and what may b '
reaonat ly ei j-cted a the rrul: of a comxais-
aloa. the underMr.e-J ut mil that a rrcmj.t j
and Cntl Mitlrmrnt of the vesailou costro- ',
ry by an approt rtatloa of the lump afcrtsrS
upon i adtUat ;V
FATE OF A WOMAN.
31 r. A.
IK .Mlon, m lroiulnnt
tva ) Idjr. aturderrl.
Tope k a, Kan., Dec. 2L The dead
body of Mrs. A. D. Matson. one of the
best known women in Tope k a, waa
found in her home Thursday after
noon, where she had evidently been
outraged and murdered ten days ago.
A ly t ho had leci delivering milk
to her for a long time noted the fact
that the cans which he left on her back
jorch had not Wen disturbed by her
for nearly two week, and he thought
it worthy 'f the notice of the police.
He reported to headquarter.
An investigation followed and the
woman's ldy was found in a back jj
room covered with old clothes and
ras. and several bushels of potato?
piled upon her head. The head had
len crnshetl with an ax which
tod near by. M-t of the
immediate neighbors were colored ho-
tde. with whom Mrs- Matson .13.1 not 1
associate and her absence from homo j
f r several days not being an unusual i
occurrence, thev thought nothing of
-i.it harinc siwri line iilont tlio ti-ji!i !
After she ha 1 leen ut-
murd-red the house was j
led of nearly everything of value. 1
There is but little clew to the perpe
tratots of tlie crime.
(ieorge Knight, a deaf and dumb
colored man. appeared at police head
quarters Thursday night and writing
a slate said that upon the night
of December 11 he saw two white men
enter Mrs. Matson's house. It is be
lieved that these men wen the mur
derers, but the description iriveii of
them bv Ivniirht will prove of little nid !
to the" otlicers in establishing their j
Mrs. Matson was for several rears a !
memlKr f the eit Ih.iM of edueation j
iiieiiiiii . 1
from tlie Fifth ward and took an active
interest in the city schools. She was
at one lime a city teacher nnd was as
well known as any woman iu the city.
She was generally supposed to have
considerable money nnd owned live or
six houses on the east side. Her hus
band left her four or live 3-eurs ago
ami took up a homestead in California,
where he has since lived. Mrs. Mat
son was a member of the Topeka Fqual
Suffrage association and a prominent
)on County Citlf Cms
I) km MoIskm. Ia., Dec. 21. The su
preme court filed 11 decision in the cele
brated Jones county calf ease, which
has been a source of litigation for
many years iu this atate. The case
has cost many thousands of dollars,
and the original parties to the suit aro
nearly nil dead.
The originalaction in it was over the
possesion of a calf valued at two dol
lars. The present decision tixes tho
costs on the defendants. The costs
amount to .?ti,8SMt.84. This is the cud
of the fatuous case.
A New lt-nldeic for tlie l'realdeiit.
Washinoton. Dec. 21. Mr. Richard
son (dem.. Tesin.) introlueed in tln
house Thurx.lay a bill appropriating
81,003,000 to provide a suitable resi
dence for the president of the United
States. The bill proposes tolocatu tho
structure at the head of Fourteenth
fctreet, known as Columbia Heights. A
similar bill was introduced in the son
ate by Senator Quay (rep., I'a.).
Hvt'it Itloek Honied.
New Oklkanh, Dec. ULl'lre at
Napoleon ville. La., destroyed seven
blocks, including most of the business
portion of tho town. Loss, S125.00U,
TRICUTiZ 13 PAID,
8tatuea or Wehater im! Stark I'nvetletl at
Wasiiinoton. Dec. '21. Tho senate
devoted the entire time of its sitting
Thursday to the addresses in connec
tion with tlie acceptance and placing
iu Statuary hall of the capitol, of tiio
marble statues of Gen. John Stark and
Daniel Webster, presented by tins state
of Xew Hampshire. There were four
wpeeches made in eulogy of Stark and
ten in eulogy of Webster.
The one that attracted most atten
tion was that of Senator Hoar (rep.,
Mass.) in relation to Mr. Webster,
whose speeches, he huid, were the
literature of American nationality.
They were to the American v.hat the
psalms of David were to the He-
brew, what the songs of I.urns
j were to the Scotchman. Up to
I the 7th of March. 1S"0, when he made
j his sprov h in the senate in support of
I the fuitive dave law, he was the ra-
j cle of New Litgland. 1!
t 1 , ,
1 hc l'".1 "'''lf 'IP
ut on that day
position to the
conscience of the north. The voice of
law, us he interpreted it, and the
voice of God, speaking to the
individual soul then for th lirst
time in the nation' history, seemed to
be in contleet. Nothing, said Senator
Ho.ir. could have resisted the domin
ion of Dmiel Webster over New Mug
land, until he provoked an encounter
with the inexorable conscience of the
1'uritan. Senator Har.s concluding
sentence was warmly applauded. It
w:s: "lie is the one foremost figure iu
our history letween the day when
Washington died and the day when
Li:. cola took the oath of ofilce."
Senator Morgan (dem., Ala.) fol
lowed Senator Hoar, and took an ip
p jsite view f Mr. Webster's defense
of the fuitive slave law, regarding it ,
us Ih: :;:o:t conspicuous evidence of
hi moral courage, obeying the con
stitution of the United States rather
than th.? clamor and sentiment of New
Senator C'hand'.er (rep., N. II.) .spoke '
of Web'ter's ancestry and his life and
services to the country. (
Amor.g others who .rjke in eulogy
of Webster and Stark were Senator
Morrill (rep.. Vt-). Davis (r.p . Minn.).
IK?ge (rep., Masv). (iallinger (rep. ;
N. 11.). Hawley ircp. Conn. ). t'uilom 1
(rep. III.) and Mitchell (rep. Ore.). j
Wasmxnotox, Dec. In the house
Mr. llaker (N. II.) formal presented
Vt congress the statue of Gen. Stark,
lie a followed by Mr. Llair
(rep. N. II.) who, in a short speech,
presented the statue of Daniel Weu
fcter. Other shakers were Ilepreseuta- '.
tives. Grout (rep, Vt) and Uverett
(dem.. Masv). !
PHOTOGRAPHED THE RETINA.
It CuiiUlnrd the lmprrolon of a lur- '
lrrrr at Jiinrtlaan, . V.
Javkstowx, N. Y.. Dec. 31. Photo
graphic science mav liave given tlie
! first tangible clew to the identity of
the murderer of Mrs. Shearman and
Mr. Davin. Several have Wen sus
pected and the clews followed up
without success, but on Thursday
the i jupression of the murderer
has been found on the retina of
Mr?. Sherman's eye. The photograph
was taken by Fred S. Marsh, a local
photographer, and to him is due the
credit of having originated the Idea of
examining the organ. Tlie existence
of the impression of the murderer on
the eye first discovered by means
of a powerful microscope. Unfortu
nately the features of the man could
not be s-.en. as tlie view obtained shows
only the back and a very little of
the side. An apparently big man is
represented with bushy whisker.' and
wearing a long overcoat. The trousers
appear to be badly wrinkled. The
coroner ha taken out both the eyes of
murdered woman, an 1
!iotigrap!i will be taken to-dav
was discoverable 011 Mrs. Davis eves
TO END THE WAR.
Mron Inll-t Ion f (roatlnn of llotlI
lllr llrtnrrn .)j;.n nml t'ltliia.
1ixims, IVc. '21. Important dis
patches have been received here from
Tokio imiicating clearly that prac
tically the war between China and
j Japan lias ended. Assurances aro
I given in quarters known to
thoroughly cognizant of diplo-
China has l
that the emperor of
een prevailed u:on 10
nt-' comin.ss.oners to Japan ana
that these envoys have such powers
of concession ns will without doubt
enable them to bring about an
immediate and thorough end of hos
tilities. The presumption in diplo
matic quarters is that tlie concessions
asked by the Japanese government
have met with the acquiescence of tho
reigning powers of China.
Judge Itmitanu Overrule the Slot Ion for
m New Tr;l.
Ciiicaoo, Dec. 21. The Meadow croft
1trit Iwrv l-'r.niU" ntnl Chnrlis private
bankers, who failed lust venr. and who I
ailed lust vear. and who 1
I of receiving deposits
elves to be insolvent, j
were taken to jail Thursday
morning. lne .Meadowcroi is nave
made a hard light ' against going to
jail pending an appeal to the su
premecourt, but Judge Urentano
overruled a motion for a new trial
and refused to allow the defendant-i
further liberty on bail. The brothers
have been prominent in society, and
every influence has been exerted to
save them from tho disgrace involved
Sentence l'rnounrtl 011 is
Dkfiancc, O., Dec. 21. Charles Hart,
the fcelf-confessed murderer of the lit
tle Hood children at Paulding, was
brought to this city from Ryron, ().,
Thursday", und was placed on trial The
hearing occupied less than half an hour.
Hart pleaded guilty to each of the
indictments against him, and was lit
tle moved when Judge Snook sen
tenced him to be hanged on the second
Friday in April, 1835. The prisoner's
attorney appealed to the court for
mercy, but Judge Snook was not In
clined to give tlie prisoner anything
less than the maximum peualtj-.
litibor Commissioner Wright Pre
sents ti Plan.
It la Prepared on thm I.lnea of tlm Keo
oinuieniJatlona Made In tho Ilrcent lie
port of the. i'ulltnun Strlko
Washington, Dec. -0. Labor Com
missioner Wright lias ent to Mr.
, Krdman (Pa.) the draft of a bill for
' th national arbitration of strikes.
; The bill was prepared l3' Mr. Wright
' and his associates on the strike com
! mission appointed by President Cleve
land to investigate the great Chi
' cago strike. Such arbitration was
' recommended in tho commission's
report und the bill now gives
the practical details of their plan.
' It differs entirely from the arbitra
; tion bill heretofore introduced by
' Mr. Springer, being more elaborate
and precise in its details. Mr. Krd
inan will introduce it in the house to
daj'. The title of the bill is "A Dill
Concerning Carriers Ungaged in Inter
state Commerci and Their Employes."
It is modeled after the interstate com
. nieree cct. A synopsis is ts follows:
, I"r an Arbitration Iloanl.
It jro ld for the ajxjlntrner.t ly the pr'i
Cerjt. w Sth the a!rice &:.d consent of tlie v. n
at". of a coTiirid s'.lon cor.sistliir of live lyrsoris.
to le known a "the Unifd Materf board of
ronr'.lljil'n and artitratlun." Not more than
thrte of tn: ( nit:.l:islor.ersj shail t -e aj p.:r.t;d
from the sss.t! jolltlcal jariy. Cme of theia
ihall Lave lisd txjw;rienee ia the xuur.z.? rscct
vt railroad, aid the other 1 to L- selected
j fr' iii sf n.e ir.coi toratcd assoc'-t'en of railway
emjloje. lha commission shall have au
thority to ni:ire Into the cond.tloa of all era
idoy'H ss.tj-ct to the cct. and shall have the
rU'ht to f ttaln fr va cott,:oq currl rs all cee
ces.sary information. The irorislor.s cf the
' lr.terftit con.ir.erce act tre cicsely foliovre 1
lu thl rts;tt. Ihe ccrTTiishloa ha the
X-ower to r-iil.e aU r.cesary rule arjd reula
t'.or. and may administer or.ths.
Tlie ::!r.y tf e;ca ccmu'.l'sicEer ha!I
7Ji ;r l:.ui. the sccrriary tol-e aj.joir.ted
sb.-i:i hive a salary ot 3.rt. The fTincIal
&Ift cf the ctE;rr.!s.icn sh.llbe In theclty
f Wasb.nton. mhcre li pereral kessions
shall be held, l.vt s;-c!al kcs:ci;s may be held
anywhere Un. the L'n.ted State. An annual re
jort hali Le hUl mltied. and 'abdication of the
rejKrt a::d Uecikions may t-o authorized an t
ahall be comjjetent eTidtnce in ail courts of
thr United .state.
Jurisdiction Over l'ullman Com any.
The bill provide that the nyMera of trtltra
tloa and conrilialioa hhall ari''y om?a
earrler ecwa:eJ ta thetrfcnportallonbttwfea
the Mate cf jassessers and prcjrty t y rail
road aiid by water, and to all prson and cor-r'-ratlo.!
lea dnjr ear used for uch t ru ;xr
tatlon and all their err.j'oyes; that the zg
laid In uch transrortatlon and handling, and
the rules and regulations shall bo reasonable
and jui. not. however, taking away tn rlht
to make contract.
Whrrrer it shall ec'ir.e to the knowledge of
the cc:i-:3ls.lon that a htrikt- or controversy
between thoe ut;ect to the act is threatened
or ha occurred It hall b it duty as soon a
practicable to jiyt Itself In cominun.cal.oa
with bolti jartiei and endearor by ceUtatioa
and ccnciliatloa to e-ect a ettiemeat. Like
wise tjon the request of employe or cot jura
tion, as well as of Us own volition, it may
lcake aa investigation. All report cf ireti
ratlons and mediations and the r..i:r.s of
faet therfla shall to prima facie evidence aa
to each and e cry fact and be siven due weight
in ail Jad.cal proceedings, and the attorney
general of the United State, to whom th
unit fchs.ll be transmitted, shall take such
action a I ncceary I'urlr.jr the rndeney
cf aa arbitration it is cot lawful for an ern
X ioycr to .ichar; an employe, r.o- for such
employe to tid or ate: sirliies. nor to quit em
ployn.ent wiinout thirty days catice. The
violation of thi provision Is made a n: i d
Inrnrjwrallnn of Trade Union.
In srcllon 13 the Incor juration of employe
I et.coura?d ar.d ch.. jier IVT. UniteC Statu
atatutes. IrjS-l ". Ls enlarged f-o a. to jro
ide that the ccr.stjt:t:oa ted by-law of
auch ass-ciation Khali cor.ta'.n a provision that
tr.mbership shall cease by particIpatiL-r ia
schemes of iolatle
etc.. end that
the meratf rs sh.iil not te personally !:al for
any act, tiebts or obligation of tho organiza
tion. Wheterf r receiver cj pointed by the fCv'.eral
courts are in c-i.trolcf a railroad the employes
shall have the i:fcht to be heard in the tourt
v;;-o:; all ;ves;,- ns alTt-ctin Ihe terms c f their
c i.j'! nt:.cr.t. a.u n r dv.cffa of rarv shall
te iri'.e by the rts."eie:s without the authori
ty of the c''.jrt after due notice.
It is f;ir!hrr i:j:.Je a r 1ms:i aner for any
cfr.cer cr e:;; lover to r.iulr en;i'.oyes to
er.tT irto an acreen.ent t.ct to become a nea
ler of a l il t oraniz.ttii'ii. er to threata aa
employe with bss cf emp'.ov tnent or diserimt
r.aisoa because ef Mteh me miners hip. rr to re
tjvire su.h empl.y to bco-.9 a tucasber of a
tec.e'lk l Jl tr4aniis.:lo!i.
; A San frijrir )ru; lerk Assaulted
Sax Fkancisco. Dec. 17. Kugene
Weir, a drug clerk, was killed Friday
morning by burglars, who sub
sequentlj' rifled tho cash reg
ister. Weir was about V) cloaa up
the store in which he was era
ployed. Later a policeman found
the door ojkmi and discovered tho
remains of the murdered man in the
; cellar with twenty-eight stab-wounds
I in his breast and side. The proprietor
! subsequently ound almost all the
money in a secret hiding place, only a
! small amount of silver being left in
! the cash register.
Mut Not Ilrrlnilnte.
Washington. Dec. IS. A cable mes-
sage has gone from tho state depart
1 ment in Washington to Madrid giving
' formal notice to the Spanish govern
i ment that if trade discriminations
against the United States do notecase
kov ..-....-. .....
measures will be adopted by the pres
Went for the protection of Amenear
commerce under the authority of the
act of congress of August IS. lSUO, cm
powering him to stop the importation
of goods from countries that persist in
New Canadian tremler.
Lonion, Dec 17. The Times Friday
definitely announces that lion. Mac
kenzie Howell, Canadian minister 0
trade and commerce, has consented to
form a ministry for tlie tomiuioa of
Life Imprisonment for Murder.
UnitANA, O., Dec. 20. Edward Rose,
the wife-murderer, was found guilty
of murder in the second degree
Wednesday nnd immediately sentenced
for life. Rose killed his wife Sunday,
JrHy22. He induced her to walk to
tho woods and then shot her.
Felt Ieal on the Kotlmnj.
London, Dec. SO. Sir Edmund A. 1L
Lechmcre. member of the house of
commous for the Evesham division of
Worcestershire, died suddenly Tuesday
night. Ho was about to address a
meeting at Fershoro, Worcestershire,
when he fell dead.
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