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In proforcnco to a strike among the
employes oC the textile mills o Lowell,
Mass., the owners o sovon o the big
mills ordered an ontiro suspension of
work for an indeflnito period on March
28. This moans that 17000 men will
ho thrown out of work and business in
that lino will bo paralyzed.
On March 28 tho reciprocity treaty
between tho United States and Cuba
was ratified by tho Cuban senate by a
voto of 12 to 9. Sccrotary Hay has as
sured tho Cuban senate that President
Roosovolt will call a special session of
congress prior to Decombor 1, and on
this assuranco several proposed
nmondmonts woro dispensed with. It
was" later reported from Washington
that informal exchanges of ratification
of this treaty will bo made by tole
graph so as to moot the rouuiremontp
that ratification shall bo mado beforo
March 31, tho tirao limit
'A strike riot in tho town of Slatousk,
a vlllago situated in tho Ural moun
tains, Russia, attd containing a pop
ulation of about 21,000 persons, caused
tho death of twonty-oight and tho
wounding of fifty othors. Slatousk is
tho chlof town of a mining district and
Is tho contor of tho southern imper
ial mines. 500 laborers went out on
strike and a riot followed in which
tho troops flred upon tho crowd with
tho abovo rosult.
An expedition in command of Cap
tain Scott of tho British ship Discov
ory rocontly.mado an attompt to reach
tho South Polo. Tho men encountered
many hardships and perils, and al
though. failing in tho object of their
search, gained much valuable knowl
edge concerning tho nature of tho
country in tho far southern region.
authorities, have been assumed by tho
cohtral government. Other measures
allovlating tho burdens on tho peasant
ry arc expected to be adopted shortly.
On Match 30 eighteen men were
placed under arrest at Waterbury,
Mass., by the polico in their endeavor
to ascertain, tho authors of somo of
tho outbreaks of violence which have
occurred since tho beginning of the
strlko of motormen and conductors of
tho railway company eleven weoks ago.
Of these eighteen mon, only Beven are
striking slreet car employes.
A dispatch to the consul of San Do
mingo in Now York city from the
governor of tho island received on
march 30 announces the capture of a
vessel manned by tho revolutionists
together with several of the revolu
tionary leaders. Tho troublo now
seems to bo confined to Santo Domin
go city where tho rebels aro being
beseigod by tho government troops.
It was reported from London on
March 30 that final arrangements had
been made at Glasgow to amalgamate
thirteon Scotch malleable iron firms
with a capital of $6,000,000.
On March 30 at Washington, Del., a
monument was unveiled to mark the
landing place of the first Swedish set
tlers in America. The Swedes came
into tho city April 29, 1638.
Interesting statistics as to the num
ber of immigrants coming into this
country during tho month of Mnxch
this year show that tho number of ar
rivals at Ellis island, .New York, is
greatly in excess of tho number which
came in March of last year. March,
1902, Bhowed 54,000 forolgn-born per
sons passed through tho immigration
bureau, and it is expected that March,
1903, will show at least 74,000.
It was reported from Stockholm on
March 31 that King Oscar had re
sumed tho reins of government, thus
terminating the regency of the crown
prince- Gustavo, which commenced
January 27, in consequence of the
king's ill health.
It was announced on March 29 from
Toronto, Canada, that another trans
continental railroad is to be built in
that country. Tho terminal of the now
line is to bo at Quebec in the east and
Port Simpson, B. C, in tho west It
Is said that Canada now has one
transcontinental line, a second rapidly
nearly completion and two, the Grand
Trunk Pacific and tho Trans-Canada,
Gustavus F. Swift, president of one
of tho greatest packing companies in
the United States, died at Chicago,
111., on March 29 at tho age of 63
years. Mr. Swift's fortune is esti
mated at from $7,000,000 to $10,000,
000, and ho was famous as tho orig
inator of the method that has made
many largo fortunes in tho packing
According to an Associated press ca
blegram from London dated March 30
the St Petersburg correspondent of
the Daily Telegraph says the meas
ures for tho rollef of the peasants out
lined by the czar's recent reform de
crees are already being carried out
tliTmrn ea amountInS to about
$57,000,000 have been canceled and
Xer?utaxatlon exceeding $45,000,000,
which tho noasants owe to the district
On March 31 tho governor of ToxaB
signed the new anti-trust law, and it
immediately became effective. ThiB
law differs from all other laws of a
similar kind .enacted In Texas. It does
not specifically exempt any sort of
combination from its penalties. An ef
fort was made to prevent tho inclusion
of a phrase under which it is believed
that labor unions can be prosecuted.
Intervention of tho United States
government was asked for on March
31 in the contest at Chicago over the
recount of the Lorlmer-Durborrow con
gressional ballots. It is said that No
tary Frederick F. McClory, who is
acting under the federal statutes as
examining magistrate on tho Durbor
row petition for a recount of the votes,
has appealed to the government for
protection, saying that he is thieat
oned with Interference in the discharge
of his duties.
A cablegram from Bucharest, Rou
mania, under date of March 31, says
that the persistent drouth is causing
great anxiety among tho farmers of
Roumania, The wheat is suffering
badly from lack of rain and the colsea
crop is almost lost
It was recently reported from New
York city that Ira D. Sankey, the
evangelist, has become hopelessly
H.W Corbett, former United States
senator from Oregon, died at his home
in Portland, Oro., on March 31 aged
jfJtft Mr' Corbett 8erved the
united States senate from 1867 to 1873.
Col. Edmund C. Bainbridge, U. S.
A., retired, died in Washington on
April 1. Colonel Bainbridge -was born
in Virginia and was appointed to the
military academy from New York in
The injunction issued on March 3 by
Judge E. B. Adams of tho United
States district court at St Louis at
the instance of v the Wabash railroad
officials to restrain the railway train
men and firemen frqm ordering a
strike on that system, -was dissolved on
April 1 by Judge Adams after a legal
battle on both sides. ' The judge de-,
cided that the allegations of "the rail-'
way company wore not sustained and
the employes of the system were not
acting in such a manner as to render
an injunction necessary.
On April 2 the federal grand jury in
session at New York city returned
four indictments against somo silk
importers of that city on the charge of
entering silks at the-custom house at
a value less than that provided by
law. The government has begun suits
to recover $2,000,000 alleged to have
been lost by underestimated weights.
The prefect of police of Paris and
the prefects of all the departments of
France are engaged in distributing
official notices from Premier Combes
to the various teaching orders rennir-
ing them to disband. These orders will
affect about 1,580 teaching orders with
a membership of 15,964 members, and
tx preacning orders havinff 3.040 mem
It was announced on April 2 that
the Illinois house Had passed the con
vict labor bill. It prohibits the em
ploymentfof convicts on contracts and
provides that tho products of the con
victs do not enter into "competition
with the products of free labor.
It is feared that some' contention will
take place between the operators and
miners as to the interpretation of. the
strike commission's award. The com
mission adjudged that the men should
be paid "on the basis of a nine-hour
day" without reduction, of wages and
with a pro rata increase for overtime.
This is interpreted by the operators
as not decreeing a nine-hour day, but
simply that the miners are to get the
old ten hours' wages for nine hours'
work and overtime for each hour
worked more than nine. At several
collieries the. men have refused to work
more than nine hours and another
strike is looked for as a result of the
difference in opinion. ""
It was recently reported that a pro
ject is on foot in New York city to
form a combine of the leading tele
phone companies of the United States.
It is said that J. Pierpont Morgan is
at the head of the schenife and one re
port says that the gigantic trust will
I be capitalized at $1,000,000,000.
On April 4 it was reported from
Constantinople that the Bulgarian in
habitants of thirty villages in the Ok
rida district had risen against the
Turks. The rebels who number about
3,000 are supported by the bishop and
a number of revolutionary bands.
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