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TRAFC is BLOCKED.
SWITCHMEN ON. THE NEW
YORK CENTRAL GO OUT.
MANY OTHER ROADS INVOLVED ,
Two Thotuand Soldiers uud One liattery
of Artillery Uiittar Orders An At
tempt at Arbitration lielng Made
The Situation Gro\v < Worse
1'ickots In-the City ( Jov.
Flower at Albany.
IJur-FALo , N. V. , Aug. U. The
switchmen of the New York Central
railroad quit work in the liuffalo yards
ubout > o'clock this morning , the strike
being ordered by the switchmen's
union as a result of the trouble
on the Erie and Lehigh roads. It
is believed that it will also involve
the West Shore and Lake Shore
roads and perhaps all the roads in
Buffalo. The Delaware , Lackawanna
and Western switchmen have- plainly
been in sympathy with their striking
brethren of the Lehigh and Erie and
they will probably not remain long at
Work handling freight from the lines
named , including the Central. The
Lake Shore men will also go out if
asked to handle freight from any of
the tied up roads.
The orders of Brigadier General
Doyle will result in concentrating the
entire Fourth brigade here to-day , and
they will all be needed , as the strike
covers several miles of territory.
Man try C. Green , justice of the su
preme court at Buffalo , impressed by
the gravity of the situation among the
striking switchmen , has ordered out
the entire fourth brigade of the New
York state militia , consisting of 2,030
men in separate companies , and one
battery of artillery.
The day force on the Central is out
as well as the night men. The situ
ation was very grave on the great four
track thoroughfare this morning. It -
is the opening day of the fair , and
every road coming into the Union-
denot has from one to five excursion
trains. At 10 o'clock a partial block
had been formed and trains were held
from ten to twenty minutes.
Florence Donovan and William Purcell -
cell of the state board of arbitration
are in the city and will attempt a
reconciliation of the trouble between
the railway otHials and the men.
Grand Master Sweeney and his aides
presented their claims and grievances
aid about noon Donovan and the clerk
of the commission drove to the 3rards
where the trouble occurred to find Vice
1'resident Webb , Superintendent Voor-
hees and other officials and invite them
to meet in conferen e late this after
The day shift of the Weat Shore
switchmen worked about an hour this
moniing and then dropped everything
right wher $ it stood. Their demamls
are similar to those of the Ceniral
men. The night shift , without doubt ,
will refuse to work to-night.
General Manager llalstead of the
Delaware. Lackawanna and Western
has issued imperative orders that no
freight shall be received from any of
the tied-up roads. The order also in
structs agents at all junction points
not to accept any freight that nas
been diverted from the Central. Erie
or Lehigh Valley roads. Lake freight
that is billed over either of the above
lines will also be refused should it be
The fast freight lines are probably
the greatest sufferers by the strike.
Thousands of dollars worth of perish
able goods are standing on the side
tracks and nothing can be done
towards forwarding them.
Before going into the yards this
morning General Superintendent Voor-
hees of the Central said that about 150
men in all were out. Asked what the
strikers demanded , fewer hours or an
increase in wages , he said : "That's
just what I'd like you to
make clear to the public and
through the press. It is purely
a strike for increased pay. They have
N worked in the past eleven hours a day ,
actual work , and they expect to con-
.tinue to work that way , but they want
-ctheir hourlj * compensation increased
iby an amount which is practically 10
: per cent It is , as I said before , a
strike for increased pay. The men
- have never before made the slightest
objection to the number of hours they
"They made a demand for it ? "
"Yes. The night force came to us
. on Tuesday at noon and made the same
demand as had been made on the other
roads. They belong to the Switchmen's
union and I suppose they made up
their minds to do as the other
union men did. Their demand was
"refused. The men employed on this
road have been receiving more pay
than any other men performing like
rservice in the state of New Yorli and
" to their de
"we decided not grant
At the request of the railroad author
ities , Sheriff Beck this afternoon sent
the following dispatch to Governor
Hon. R. P. Flower , Albany : The strike
here has assumed such grave conditions
that it is imperative in order to protect
life and property in this city and county ,
that the national guard of the state of New
York bo ordered out , and I most earnestly
request the protection of the stata authori
ties to that effect.
effect.AUGUST BECK , Sheriff.
Mr. Webb of the Central , with At
torney Prague of the Erie , called on
Sheriff Beck this morning and de
manded more troops. Mr. Webb asked
that the sheriff telegraph to the bv-1
ernor to quell the disturbances here.
Sheriff Beck declined tpjdo/so at
"rJff s * Afii'j ; rral Antrineersyvrare
r .wlSmen. "Th'-VoitSo.-- .
locomotive engineers is under great
obligations to the switchmen for the
position taken by them during the
strike on the Chicago. Uurlington and
Quiney and it is possible that they
would be willing to pay the debt by
assisting them at this crisis.
Governor lloxvcr Arouiunl.
ALHANY , N. Y. , Aug. 17. Governor
Flower arrived here at 1:30 o'clock
this morning , and was met at the sta
tion by Adjutant General Porter. The
governor said he had not been sum
moned to Albany by any recent coin-
munication.but thought he ought to be
here. General Porter told him he had
just received a me.ss.ige from General
Doyle that he had ordered out the
whole of his brigade on the requisition
of the sheriff. The governor replied :
"Well , the sheriff has had all the
troops he has asked for thus far , and
he can have more. If he needs more
troops he must have them. We must
stop this. It must stop. "
NKW YORK , Aug. 17. The police re
ported this morning that between (5 and
7 o'clock last night some person placed
a tie on the track of the New York
Central railroad at Sixty-first street.
It was discovered before any damage
had been done and removed by a yard
man. It is thought that some sympa
thizer of the striking railroad switch
men put the tie on the track with the
intention of wrecking a train.
No Arguim-iits With Strikers.
PHILADELPHIA , Aug. 17. The fol
lowing was given out for publication
this afternoon :
Philadelphia. Ang. 17.
Mr. I. A. Sweigard , Genei-al Alanagcr.
Dear Sir : Tne operations of Uio yards
at Buffalo , Waverly and Sayer will bo re
sumed Thursday , the 18th inst.
You are hereby instructed to pay off and
discharge at once all employes who have
gone out on strike , except such hitherto
efficient and faithful men as you are con
vinced were coerced into abandonment of
their duties and whoif left to their own free
will , would not have left th3 service of the
company and may have families or others
dependent upon them. But the ringlead
ers and strikers who are in any way
responsible for , or participated in The de
struction of the company's property , or
who have Deeu guilty of interference wi * h
the movement of trains or th3 performance
of duty by other employes , must not newer
or ever be restored to the service of the
In exercising the discretion with which
you are charged , .vou should bear in mind
that while it is to be regretted that there
are men who are weak eiiouzh to yield to
the dictation of others in ab mdoning their
places with good pay and ste dy work and
in forever disqualifying them for the serv
ice of the company , great hardship may bo
imposed upon their families who should
not be made to suffer if it can bj avoided.
A. A. McLEOD , President.
Ho Was After Ifriuk's Life.
PiTTsnuiso , Pa. , Aug. 17. A man
giving the name of George Lehberger ,
and supposed to be an anarchist , was
arrested here to-day. He wore a false
beard and was acting in a suspicious
manner on Fifth avenue near Mr.
Frick's ofiice * He was searched and
on his person was found the following
address : "Charles Staddler , Govern
ment , Otenberg , county Werchneu-
rasky , Ueirletsecker Iron works , Rus
sia. " An investigation proved that this
is where all the nihilists in Russia
were sent and the police concluded to
Ciirnejjio's Money Sent to Strikers.
LONDON , Aug. 17. Mr. Kier Hardy
has sent as a contribution to the
Homestead strikers' fund the $500
given him by Mr. Carnegie for his ex
penses in the recent general election.
Kepuhli an Opening Oratirs Chosen.
TOPKKA , Kan. , Aug. IS. The Repub
lican state central committee is
making big preparations for the
opening rallies in the seven con
gressional districts September 1 The
following speakers have been as
signed for these meetings : First ,
at Holton , United States Attor
ney J. W. Ady , Judge C. B. Graves of
Emporia ; Second , place of meeting not
selected , Judge J. C. Strang of Larned
andF.B. Dawesof Clay Center ; Fourth ,
at Emporia , Senator B. W. Perkins ,
Judge S. R. Peters of Newton and
T. F. Garver , candidate for attor
ney general ; Fifth , at Sahna , A.
W. Smith , candidate for gover
nor , George T. Anthony , candidate
for congressman at large and B. K.
Bruce , candidate for auditor ; Sixth ,
at Beloit , Major E. N. Merrill of Hia
watha , E. W. Hoch of Marion and R.
T. Moore , candidate for lieutenant
crovernor : Seventh , at Hutchinson. R.
W. Blue of Pleasanton , J. B. Johnson
of Topeka and W. C. Edwards , candi
date for secretary of state.
World's Fair Government Buildings.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 15. Supervising
Architect Edbrooke has left here for
Chicago for the purpose of selecting
sites for four government buildings
for the World's fair. One will
be used to exhibit the pratical
operations of the signal service
in taking observations , etc. ; another
for a fully equipped army hospital ; a
third for the exhibit from the Indian
school at Carlisle , and the fourth a
fac simile of the naval observatory at
Washington fitted up with an equatorial
rial telescope and other astronomical
In Defense of His Landlady.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , Aug. 18 Ed Dish-
ner , aged 17 years , and his father were
boarding with Mrs. Lenora Pennoj'er ,
whom Karl Randolph , aged 45 , wanted
to marry. To-day at noon Randolph
appeared at the house , flourishing a
revolver and threatening to kill Mrs.
Pennoyer unless she married him at
once. Young Dishner , who was in the
room , shot the man dead. Dishner is
now under arrest.
Ohio People's Party Convenes.
CLEVELAND , O. , Aug. 18. The Pee
ple's party state convention met at
Massilon this morning and a long
wrangle followed over the call , which
provided for each county selecting two
committeemeru That on credentials
Selected on thafplan'walsoverruled
and a committee was selected by dis
tricts. , , Hugh Cavanagh- was chosen
permftnenttfehairman ; Charles Martin , .
. foui SBbre blocks dam-
oss not yet ascertained.
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Newsy Notes About Nebraska Place *
and People ,
Omaha has five public parks.
Adams county will hold no fair.
Wilcox is having a kite track
Tatnora will build a three story
brick opera house.
Lincoln is infested by r gang of
footpads and burglars.
A broom factory to employ six men
is to be started at Blair.
Hastings claims to bo becoming a
traveling men's headquarters.
The Episcopal college at Kearney
wsll open for its first term Sept. G.
Sy " 'euse is figuring on putting in
city water works and electric lights.
About 100 self-binders have been
sold in Box Buttu county this season.
Cupt. Whitman of Erirson , a vet-
ernu of ihe Mexjcan and civil wars , ia
The pioneers of Southern Lancas
ter county will hold a reunion Au-
g\\l \ 17th.
Butte county is making active
arrangements for an exhibition at the
The force of teachers at the York
college will be increased for the next
The Plattsmouth Ilerald has been
enlarged and O. M. Peterson has be
come the editor.
The Nebraska City News says the
Otoe county old settlers take no inter
est in a reunion.
Hastings will make an effort to se
cure the German Baptist college to bo
established in Nebraska.
The Hastings murder mystery has
developed a crowd of amateur detec
tives who are trying to solve it.
A Catholic priest will be regularly
stationed at Alliance September 1 , and
the erection of a church begun.
The first steam flouring mill in
Scotts Ul'ilY county will be built near
the Platte bridge. It will cost $6,600.
The vouner ladies of Lyons quarrel
over whose nose is the longest. The
champion length so far found is 4J
The B. & M. paid its tax on the Ne
braska City bridge under protest be
cause ib claims that Iowa assesses 128
feet of it also.
The fourth annual reunion of the
old settlers of Cass and adjoining coun
ties will take place at Union , Cass
county , August 22.
I have a first-class newspaper plant ,
and desire to establish a paper in a
good live town. Persons interested
will please address , Publisher , Box
1508 , Lincoln , Neb.
Ernest Van Skike of Beaver Cross
ing has sued Drs . Reynolds & Potter
of So ward for $15,000 , alleging mal
practice in the treatment of
P. If. liammon , near Grafton , nad a
thirty-two acre field that yielded
1,332 bushels of wheat , forty-two
bushels to the acre.
Company C , N. N. G. , at Nebraska
Citv , propose to go into camp for sev
eral days next month even if there is
no state encampment.
C. I ) . Morse of Kearney , fell fro
chair and ran a wire nail , that pro
truded from a plank , into his chest ,
making a painful wound
A 5-year-old son of Leopold Hotovy
of Dwight was bitten by a rattlesnake
but treatment saved him.
A little boy , son of W. J- Green ,
near David City , threw a bone at a
cow and it rebounded , cutting his eye
ball and destroying his sight.
Boyd county wants to vote bonds for
a new court house.
Teachers at the York county insti
tute are labelled with a numbered
badge , and a card catalogue informs
them what each other's names are.
Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Barrett of Ban
ner county , have a youngster that
started out as a heavy weight. It
weighed twenty and one-fourth pounds
Improvements costing $15,000 have
been made in the Crete flouring mills.
The new plant is the largest and most
complete flouring mill in Nebraska ,
and will have a capacity for turntig !
out 400 barrels of flour every twe l.y-
four hours. It is expected to start up
the new machinery about August 1 : > .
Ira S , a trotting stallion valued nt
$1.500 , cut a tendon in a runaway - t
Geneva and was ruined. The antm-.i
was the property of L. Steiger.
The farmers of Cuming county h vu
organized a protective association tu
tike measures against a ga.no : '
thieves that has been doing il . - : )
Fred Taskey , an engineer in ilie
Flattsmouth B. & M. ehops , hud ii s
back badly burned by a stream of ,
water from a boiler he opened , till' . . . -
ing it empty.
Speaking of the Nebraska Devei- ' > -
ment company , "it is the intention .f
the company to establish a sup -
mentary exhibit in the Nebraska 1 > i ! -
ings afcthe World's fair. The pron.-
ers of the scheme have undertak. t t
for the reason that the World1.- I i
appropriation by our legislature v - .
as Everybody knows , entirely in.- "
quatc , and their principal object i
advertise the products of Ncbr
and-to demonstrate on the grour. , . . <
.uses tolwhichrtheyjmay be put. .
enterpriseiBeezngtobe ; , amo&t la * . .
Eastern cities and
Burlington pleasure resorts are
best reached by the
Tlio improved train
service in effect , brings Omaha within
foiiy hoursand Denver within fifty-three
hours of New York , Boston or Phila
delphia. The numerous conventions to
be held in New York , Saratoga , Detroit
and other eastern cities during the com
ing Minimer , to which reduced rates
will apply , offer splendid opportunities
of viking the cast at an almost nomi
nal cost. The local agent ol the' 15. &
M. 1 . It. will b glad to give you fur
Colorado's Cool Retreats.
During the "tourists' season1' from
July until September , the Burlington
Route has on sale round trip tickets at
very reduced rates , to the principal
resorts of Colorado.
To Denver , Colorado Springs , Manitou -
tou , Pueblo and Estes Parkthe , most
attractive spot in the whole state ) , jiar-
ticnlarly low rates are in force.
July and August are the best months
in which to visit Colorado's unrivalled
resorts , to all of which the Burlinton ,
with its connections offers unequalled
The local agent will be glad to give
you any desired information.
Grand Commander Dilworth , of the
Nebraska G. A. II. , has announced the
"Burlington" as the official route to
the annual reunion to be held at Wash
ington , D. C. , September 20th. ' The
official train composed of Pullman
sleeping , tourist and chair cars will
leave Omaha on the evening of Sep
tember lth at 8 P. iM. , running spi-
cial to Washington via the B & 0.
from Chicago. Sleeping cars will be
considerably less than regular rates.
One faie for the round'trip. This will
afford the public a cheap and enjoyable
trip to witness the greatest Cr. A. It.
reunion ever held in this country.
The Evans house. Hot Springs , S.
D. , is now open for the reception of
guests. This magnificent hotel erected
at a eost of $150,000 is built of pink
sand b to lie , is five stories high , has
steam heat , electric lights and all mod
ern conveniences and is &o arranged
that there are no inside rooms. Its
completion places Hot Springs on a par
with any similar resort in the country.
The Burlington route places at the dis
posal of the public a sanitarium and
health resort second to no other. Low
round trip rates to Hot Springs and
At the request of the Brigadier
General , of the Nebraska Command , in
order to take care of the Knights of
Pythias business the B. & M. will run
a special train with through cars , leav
ing Lincoln , Sunday night , August 21st.
at 10 P. M. , arriving in Kansas City
early next morning. It is desired that
all K. of P. meet at Lincoln and go in
M. E. camp meeting. Cambridge ,
August 17th to 24. Fare one and a
third rate for the round trip. Ticket
on sale August 16th to 24th inclusive.
Limit for return August 25th.
Biennial Encampment Uniform
Itank Knights of Pythias , Kansas City ,
August 23d to 27th. One fare for
the round trip. Tickets On sale August
20th to 23d inclusive. Limit for re
turn September 5th.
G. A. R. Interstate Reunion , Supe
rior , Nebraska , August 22d to 27th.
One fare for the round trip , 'lickets
on sale August 21st to 2Gth inclusive.
Governor McKinley's Wife.
In the staid Dutch commercial town of Can
ton , Ohio , the wife of the author of the McKinley -
Kinley Bill was a noted belle in her girlhood.
Daughter of the late John Saxton , an influen
tial citizen , and publisher of the "Conton Re-
prository , " Mrs. William II. McKinley was
active in social affairs until after the birth of
two children , now deceased ; since then she
has been afflicted with a nervous disorder , and
is an invalid. The devotion of Governor Mc
Kinley to his lovely wife has all the delicacy
and ardor of the lover. Unable to participate
in Washington gayeties while her husband was
in Congress , Mrs. McKinley , from her pleas
ant chambers opposite the Capitol , followed
with the eyes of love the maturing of her hus
band's labor. Seated in an invalid chair , she
assists the governor in the social levees he
holds in the suite of rooms they have taken for
the gubernatorial term at Columbus. From
"Society Leaders of Ohio , " in Demorest's
Family Magazine for September.
CWdren Cry for Piters'.Castoria.
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Notary Public. Justice of the Peace.
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