Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, October 29, 1908, Image 2
THE I/ALEHTINE / DEMOCRAT 0 VALJDNTINK , NEB. I. M. RICK , - . . . Publisher. TROOPS WITH GOUE.T TKXNKSSKE IS DKTKRMINKD TO I'NIIORSK NK7IIT RIDERS. Grand ) iir.v Expects to IIav < ; Suflieient Evidence to Indict Every Member of Band that Killed Capt. Rankin Tc.ii Suspects Being Held. What may happen this week as a result of the investigation of the night rider depredations in the northwest section of Tennessee is a matter of conjecture. Monday , with the conven ing of the circuit court for Ohio coun- 1y in special session at Union City for- inally to investigate the death of Quentin - tin Rankin , who was killed by a night rider hand in the vicinity of Reelfoot lake Monday night , that section Avas put under complete military domina tion. Five companies of the state national guard were at the disposal of Col. Tt- tom. To aid the militia the adjoining counties have been drawn on for forces of picked men. In the Reelfoot lake district the lake * itself Is the source of contention. It " was asserted by those living in the vicinity that it was their right to ply their vocation as fishermen in its wa ters without molestation , while the owners of the land upon which the lake is located took an opposite view. In the courts the latter , the Western Tennessee Land company , of which Capt. Rankin and Col. R. J. Taylor , of Trenton , were the organizers , are largely interested , were upheld. Then followed night rider warnings , threatening death to those who op posed the wishes of the band. It was upon the first visit in many months to the lake region that Capt. Rankin was killed. Of a number of men arrested ten are being held , and it Avas promised that when the grand jury convened Monday sufficient evidence Avill be fur nished to secure the indictment of e\'ery member of the night riders' or ganization. The sessions of the court are under military protection. Governors of several states of the south have approved of a suggestion of Gov. Patterson that a conference of the executives be held and plans de vised whereby they can act in concert In an effort to destroy the night rider organizations. BODY TO BIS CREMATED. " Consul McRu-Iand I eft Directions to t \ Wife Regarding Funeral. A dispatch from Berlin says the American vice consul general , Freder ick W. Cauldwell , and Deputy Consul General Frederick Aron Verscn ar ranged at Ludislust for the removal of the body of Silas C. McFarland , of ToAva , the American consul general at large for the European division , Avho committed suicide on the Hamburg- Berlin express. The body Avill be tak en to Hamburg and cremated in ac cordance Avith a request made by Mr. McFarland hi a letter which he left for his wife , and which also was full of loving messages. Mr. McFarland just before his death also Avrote let ters to his daughter and to the con sul general at Berlin , Alexander M. Thackara , as Avell as a letter to the public , in which he said that he Avas constrained to take his life by rea son of his ill health and because he -could no longer perform the duties of his position. Representative Robert G. Cousins , of Iowa , and many other Iowa friends have sent their condolences to Mrs. McFarland and her daughter. HEAVY LOSS OF STOCK. jJSecent Storm in Far Northwest Was of Universal Severity. The first trains since Monday reach ed Medicine Hat , Sask. , from the east Saturday evening. Riders got in from the district south stretching to the United States border with fearful tales of hardship created by the storm. Don ald Cameron , sheel herder , with tAvo others , Avere caught and forced to leaAe their sheep to perish and seek .safety themselves. Cameron , ho\\- -ever , became exhausted and died. Af ter being sixty hours without sleep or nourishment the other tAvo reached a ranch in safety. It is feared that many -other herders have perished. LordCureon Itc-Electcd. The election of a rhetor for the Uni versity of GlasgoAV , held Saturday , has resulted in the return of Lord Cur- r.nn with 943 votes. Sionx Cit.y Live Stoclc Market. Saturday's quotations on the Sioux f'ity live stock marget follow : Top s. $3.2i. Top hogs , 55.52. Russian Cholera Under Control. . , The supplementary staff of physi cians , nurses , disinfectors and sanitary Inspectors employed at St. Petersburg during the eholera epidemic have been discharged , for the disease is consid ered entirely under control. Fire in Pennsylvania 3Iinc. A lire caused by crossed electric "wires in the Hazel mine of the Pitts- burg-BufTalo Coal company near Can- nonsburg. Pa. . Avas extinguished Avith ia loss that will np t exceed $ TOOP. MURDER FOLLOWS WEDDING. Rejected Suitor IvilLs Successful Rival on Train. On her bridal tour , which had begun scarcely one hour before , and seated in a railroad coach almost between her husband and a former suitor for her hand , Mrs. Fred Van Ingen , of NCAV Orleans , La. , saw the flash of the suit or's revolver , felt the sudden grip of her husband's hand as the bullet struck and killed him and then turned and fought for her 1/fe. When the girl ap peared about to become the victim of a second bullet from the revolver her uncle rushed up and thrust his thumb beneath the hammer of the revolver , jamming the mechanism and lender- ing the weapon harmless. This was the story which the pas sengers on the Texas and Pacific "Can non Hall" told when they reached New Orleans Friday , but the principal ac tors in the tragedy , most of whom are connected with Louisiana's best fam ilies , so far refused to discuss the af fair. The former suitor is F. S. P.eauvc. if IMaquemine , where be was taken from the train and placed under ar rest. The husband was Prof. Fred Van Ingen , .a prominent teacher of Alexandria , La. , and a relative of for mer Gov. Blanehard. The bride is the daughter of James Itohrer , one of the leading officials of Liverville parish , residing at Baton Rouge. Bcauvc la -A years old and Van Ingen was 2:5. : The wedding took place Thursday at Alexandria. Ueanve was in town , having arrived there , it is reported , on the same day as Miss Rhorer. When the bridal couple left for New Orleans he boarded the train also and for a time sat facing Mr. and Mrs. Van Jngen. It is said by spectators that IJeauve talked with the bridal couple just be fore the shooting and that his man ner was cordial. The young woman had clasped hands with her husband when Bcauve suddenly diew his re volver and fired. After being disarmed the young man quietly submitted to arrest. NEAR DEATH ON TJIE LAK Sixteen Persons Rescued After Tlirill- N wv Experience. Fifteen men anci one "woman , com prising the crews of the barges Sel- vin Marvin and Lizzie A. Law , were rescued after a thrilling experience on Lake Superior , near Detroit , Uich. Cast adrift Monday night in a storm when-the tow line , which connected them with the steamer Edward L. Ilines , parted , the barges with their helpless people drifted all Monday night at the mercy of the waves and were swept on the rocks on the east shore of Keeweenau peninsula , about fifteen miles from porage entry. The castaways remained at the scene of the Avreck until Thursday , when they were discovered and taken on board the steamer Hines. which had been searching for them. RETURNS TO SERVE SENTENCE. 1'cxan Wants te Clear His Conscience Before He Weds. Charles Tompkins , who escaped from the Texas state 7 > enilentiary twenty-five years ago while serving an eight-year sentence for forgery , has surrendered to the authorities to com plete the term of one year and three months. He is HOW 0 years old and wealthy , having accumulated a fortune in Mexico as a mining engineer and invested considerable m ney in ranch property in Sutton and Utiwartl.s eun- ties. He said he was a trusty when he bribed a guard and got away , but his conscience has annoyed him ever since. He is engaged to be married and he says he wants to clear his name before becoming a benedict and will serve out the fifteen months. TO PROD BANK Government to Make Them Pay Morr Attention to Tlieir Institutions. To enforce much greater responsibil ity upon the directors of national banks and to make Ihom pay more at tention to the institutions Comptroller of the Currency Hurray Friday issued an order to national bank examiners directing them , upon entering a bank to make an examination , to immediate ly convene the directorate and re quire answers to a formal list of twen ty-five searching questions , designed to bring out clearly the relation of the di rectors to the executive conduct of the bank. Farmer Kills Saloonkeeper. E. .T. Martin , aged 'IT. years , proprie tor of a saloon at flower. Mo. , was shot ; vnd killed in the Cower depot by Wood Arnold , a road overseer , aged 25 years , Arnold had been drinking heavily in Martin's saloon and wore Martin's hat invay. When the saloon man asked for the hat Arnold shot him. Bowlinjr Records Broken. Two world's bowling records were broken by the Sehneidt team of the St. Louis Ten Pin league. The team to- Laled : i.'IOfi pins for three games , an iverage of 1,102. The high game was 1.183. Three of the players averaged ibove 241. Agrcl Woman Burned to Deatli. Mrs. Isabel ! Dennis , aged SI. a pio- leer settler of Whitney county. 111. , tvas burned to death in her garden. She set fire to grass and llames ignited iep dress. Russia is Turned Down. Secretary Root Friday refused to is sue a warrant for the extradition ought for by Russia in the case of lanoff Pouren , charged with murder ind arson. WILD NIGHT IN TOKIO. Japs Eclipse All Records in Way of Celebration. The capital of Japan witnessed Thursday night the most extraordinary | evidence of the spirit of the new Ja pan. After having an audience of the i officers of the American battleship ! fleet on Tuesday the emperor issued an [ order directing the people to increase in every way possible the enjoyment , i comfort and pleasure ot the American visitors who came , he said , a. historic friend ? of the Japanese nation. The response to this imperial mandate \\as seen and heard Thursday night. Originally a torchlight procession of ! G.O ( o people was planned as pait of Thursday's program , but this feature went far beyond expectations and de veloped -jne of the greatest popular demonstrations and outpourings of an enthusiastic people ever witnessed in any country. Japan'u war celebrations. after peace with Russia , London's Mafeking night , and even New York's election night revel would seem almost insig nificant when compared with Tokio's celebration Thursday night. It would be impossible to count the number of people who took part in the parade and the myriads of spectators. Mile after mile through madly cheering people the great procession wound its way. Representatives of various guilds , universities , schools of rvery class for boys and other organizations took part in the parade , each individ ual carrying a lighted lantern held high on a pole with American and Japanese flags intertwined Admiral Sperry and the other chief officers of the American fleet viewed the proces sion from a special stand , standing with bared heads above the sea of waving lanterns , the deafening roar of cheers and the clash of the music from scores of bands which played the American national hj'mti continuously. So dense became the crowds around the stand where the American officers were stationed that the entire pro cession was blocked until Admiral Sperry was forced to leave in order to keep an engagement at the dinner given by Minister of Foreign Affairs Komura. FORECLOSES MORT AdE. Insurance Company May Take Ycrkes * New Yorlc Mansion. The handsome Yerkes mansion at Fifth avenue and Sixty-eighth street. New York , which with its paintingsand art treasures would , it was generally believed , pass into the control of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. may be sold at foreclosure. The Mutual Life Insurance company has brought fore closure proceedings against Mrs. Mary A. Yerkes. widow of the traction promoter meter , basing the action on a total indebtedness of $242,296. of which $225,000 represented a mortgage on the properly and the rest unpaid inter est. It is said Mrs. Yerkes lias put in no appearance by counsel ir other wise. wise.Mr. Mr. Yerkes' will provided that afte ? his widow's death the mansion and contents should be taken over by a corporation , including the mayor of New York City and four men to be designated by the Metropolitan Mu seum of Art. GIRL SHOOTS BETRAYER. Enter Chicago TVuit Store and Opens lirc o Clerk. Jennie Dernpsey. of Chicago , IS years of age. Thursday shot and prob ably fatally wounded Joseph Gcorge- opolis. The young woman hysterically declared when arrested thai her liftf hail been wrecked by th - pc-rfidy f Oeorgeop lis. MissDempscy entered the fruit store where the young Greek rras employed She drew a revolver , which had been concealed in her wa.Sst. and fired three shots at her erstwhile lover. One bul let entered his groin. inflicting * t wound so serious he cannot ircoyer. Suffragists < o lo Jail. Seventeen woman suffragists who were arrested October I . ' 5 during th < * "storming" of the hotise of ' ommonb on charges of disorderly conduct , Thursday were sentenced to imprison ment varying from three weeks to three months. The women were off- fered the alternation of giving bond * for good behavior , but H cted to go to jail. Son of Kaiser Weds. Duchess Alexandra Victoria , daugh ter of Prince Frederick , duke ot Schleswig-IIolstein , was married in the chapel of the imperial palace Thursday afternoon to Prince August William of Prussia , aged 21 , fourth son of Emperor William. Half Million Plc < l ed. An appropriation of SoOfl.OOO for mission work in the United States and in its possessions was pledged at 1'hursday's session of the convention ; if the Woman's Home Missionary so ciety of the Methodist ? Episcopal L'htirch at Philadelphia. Cliole.ra Cases in Manila. The number of eholera cases has increased slightly during the past Lwonty-four hours , seven new cases jnd eight suspects being reported. Floods in Oklahoma. The downpour of rain , which has prevailed the last three days and re- niltcd in serious floods through por- ions of central and northern Okla- loma , continued Thui'sday. Iloston "Firm'Fails. John P. Reynolds. Jr. . was Thursday ippointcd receiver for tin banking firm > f K. II. Gay & Co. , of Boston. The labilities of the firm are said to unount to about $7,000.000. DOGS USED IN GRAND ISLAND. Hounds Employed to Locate Money Taken from Resort. In an effort to capture the burglars who robbed the house of VCnus Web ber at Grand Island of 5500 in cash the dogs from Lexington were secured. A remarkable test of the trail folloAv- ing functions of the auim.tls folknved. Although a copious rain had fallen af ter the burglary and before the second end dogs Avere secured and sixteen hours had elapsed , the dogs took the scent at the broken AvindoAv screen , followed it from the house to the Un ion Pacific track and up to the track to a particular seat in the Union Pa cific depot , announcing with a yelp the end of their scent. They Avere retaken to the place of beginning and again followed the same line to the same seat in the depot. Along the line a part of the box in Avhich the money Avas kept was found. The animals were then put on the scent of the two men who were Avithin the house on the night of and at the time of the burg lary and folloAved it to room SI at the Koehler hotel , in Avhich the two sus- jjected men had slept. This operation , too , Avas repeated , AY 5th the same defi nite result. The police officers now have a definite clue upon which they are Avorking. As a result of the work of tin- bounds R. R. Barnard and K. H. Young , of CallaAvay. Avere taken into custody. Many of their friends will not believe that they had anything to do with the matter and are convinced that they speak the truth Avhen they say , though admitting that they were at the place on the night of the rob bery , that they had absolutely nothing to do Avith the robbery. In a discussion betAveen the city and county attorneys and the officers Bar nard and Young agreed to give the. women money to the amount missing rather than get the case into the courts. This was done and no action will be brought in court. STORE AT CALLAWAY BTRNHD. Building- and Practically All the Stock is Lost. Callaway was again visited by lire Thursday morning , when the large de partment store of Mathews & Mathews was burned , together with most of its contents. The lire \\as discovered by Eugene McKinney , engine watcher for the Union Pacific at that place , and not many minutes later was discovered by others , who gave the alarm. A crowd was soon on hand , together with both fire companies , but the lire had gained such great headway the entire building was burned. 3n add- tion to the stock of goods , the Masonic and Odd Felloxvs lodges , occupying halls on the second floor , lost their iccords and paraphernalia , and Dr. A. L. Mathews , candidate for representa tive on the republican ticket , who oc cupied a front office , lost all his books , instruments , etc. It is estimated that the stock would invoice about 518,000 , while the insurance carried on both building and stock amounts to some thing like $14,300. But few of the goods were removed and all taken out are greatly damaged. The origin of the fire Is unknown. ODD FELLOWS PROSPEROUS. Reports Show Gain of Over , Fourteen Hundred During Year. The grand lodge Independent Order of Odd Felloxvs and the Rebakahs lis tened to -welcome address from Gov. Sheldon at Lincoln and at noon Wed nesday gave a parade. The day was tlevoted to a business session. The annual report of the grand ee- retary shoirs at most substantial in crease. During the 3'ear twelve m-w lodges hav been chartered and a gain n membership of over 1.-400. Three nundrcd and six lodges now hold charters. Funeral benefits in the sum - > f $ n,784.SO have been paid out ad : he relief fund reached over $20,000 ; PH.558.o5 went for special relief : for : hc relief of widows and orphans ; 442.2."i Tras expended. The financiers , vere declared lo be in exeHIent eomli- ion. ion.The The report of the grand master in- licates a healthy growth and great ictivity in all branches of the order. -Ic declares that the lodges instituted luring the last year are strong and op- : imistic. Italians Kcginiiinft" to Talk. Pasquel. one of the Italians charged vith being implicated in the murder if Tony Ganova at Fremont last week , vas formally placed under arrest. He s a little more disposed to talk than it first and now claims that Roeco 3ierro. who is in jail , and Tony Ga- lova , the man killed , were the only > arties who used knives. Wrestling Match at Plymouth. Oscar Wasem and George Faulkner , if Lincoln , gave a wrestling exhibi- ion at Plymouth Monday night , the ormer winning in two straight falls , he first fall was secured in twenty- Ix minutes and the second in fifteen ninutes. Sunday School Convention. The ninth annual convention of the 'ass County Sunday School association i-ill be bcld in Weeping Water on londay and Tuesday. Nov ! ) and lo. Library Association Convention. The Nebraska Library iSM > ciition -ld its fourteenth annual convention t Hastings. Build Dam at llolnie.-ville. The Holmesville Mill and PQwer ompany. which was incorporated last : eck by G. W. and J. II. Steinmeyer. ) T $ . ' 10.000. is building a new dam t Holmesville and otherwise improv- ig the plant. The contemplated im- rovement will cost in the neighbor- oed of 510,000. Court. Adjourned : Few Case * . District court , which was to have anvened at Stanton last Monday , was djourned until Dec. 14 on account of le small number of cas.es on hand. BIG STOCK SHOW. Great Interest in Meet i.is "t Nebraska City. The stock show and parade which took place at Nebraska City Tuesday was one of the biggest affairs of the kind ever held in that city. It is not an unusual affair and this year tlv pa rade was over two miles long and con sisted of trade exhibits , farm prod ucts and floral decorated vehicles. The parade was viewed by 10.000 people * and excelled anything of the kind ever attempted in that city. The amount of live stock which is on exhibition far excels anything ever shown there and some fine stock was shown. The stock t wjis shown at the Union stock yards , ' which was turned over to the associa- j tion. and all of the yards and sheds were filled to their utmost capacity 1 Another parade was held Tuesday evening and Wednesday all of the [ stock exhibited \\as ustd in the pa- j rade and the celebration concluded | Wednesday evening , Avith an automo- j bile parade , all machines being deco- j rated anil illuminated. It was a spec- j tacular affair and some forty autos were entered. NO CLUE TO MURDER MYSTERY. Vic-tisi Supposed to Have Come to Kc.U'i.-ter for Lands. The mystery .surrounding the man I who was found murdered and thrown in the Xiobrara river about three miles east of Valentine still remains without a clue to give the officers a chance to work on , although Sheriff Rosseter is doing all in his power to find a clue or som < - evidence by which he will be able to trace and find the murderers arid also find out who the victim is. He v.as hit between the -yes with some thing that while it did not break the skin crushed the man's skull like it was an egsv shell and he must have died instantly from the blow , and then after robbing the body they disposed of it by throwing it in the river , which is veiy shallow at this place and filled with sandbars , and the body quite evi dently did not float far before lodging where it was found. It is thought that lie was some young fellow who went to Valentine to register and foolishily let it be found out that he had some money with him and some thugs laid him out for it. At the inquest the ver dict \\as that the death was felonious. lU'RGLARS CAPTURED. Breaks into General Merchandise Store at Slieltou. George Carlson , of Shelton , saw a light in the general merchandise store of Hansen Bernard about 12 o'clock at night and he at once telephoned Mr. Hensen , who hurried to the front of the building- , and Marshal Pesterson uas quickly summoned. Together they quietly went into the store and followed the stairway leading to the upper rooms , where the thief was found and covered with a pistol and told to hold up his hands , which lie did. Mr. Ilansen and the marshal quickly searched the man and found him well prepared to get into almost any building , as he had a full outfit of burglar tools , consisting of keys and jimmies of every kind ; also a loaded revolver and a flask of whisky , and numerous - merous straps for carrying away goods. A pal was whistling for him , but made his escape. All the outgoing trains were watched , but no one was seen to S < t away. ICE CREAM CAUSES TROUBLE. Falls City Women and Children Sufi'ei as Result of Eating ; it. Mrs. Harry Pence , of Falls City , en tertained the members of the Young Married Ladies' Kensington club and their children at h r home Friday af ternoon. Among the refreshments was a quantity of ic - cream , bought from a local dealer , which was freely fed to the children. At midnight , one by one. all the babies and most of the parents were taken sick with every symptom of ptomaine poisoning1. All the doctors in the city were kept busy the rest of the night. In one family , that of n. Simonton , seven of' ' the ten members were very ill. Little Kugene Pence was so Kick that for a time grave doubts were entertained as to his recovery , but later he was pronounced out of danger. Saloon Injunction Dissolved. . The temporary injunction granted recently by Judge Spafford in the county court to Dr. Woods and Julius Vogal. of Barnston. restraining the village - I lage board at that place from granting ; i saloon license has been set aside in I the district court by Judge Pemberton r im the grounds that there Avas not suf- lick-nt cause for action. I i'ar > n Goes to Worthy Man. Peter Swift , of Ponca , Avho dreAV the second piece in the recent Tripp coun- : y land drawing , is a young man of 23 /ears and a farmer. He has no prop erty and is considered by eA'erybody i worthy young man and Avell deserves he second choice and Avill make good us opportunity. Bank Rcbber Suspects Jailed. William Hall and Harry F. Brown xre now lodged in the county jail at Jlay Center charged with having rob- jed the State bank at Deweese , on the light of ( > ctober 1. New Li ht Plant. The village board of Pender has let he contract for the installation or the lectric lighting plant. Rain Benefit.Wlict. . " "A heavy ruin at ISeatrice recently vill prove ol grtat benefit to the win- er wheat. Poultry Shew in Dec-ember. A mo\e is being mode to hold a liicken and corn shov.at Ncbra-ka : ity in December and already plans iave been formultiti d for tht same .nd many emrie-- have been made , 'his will bo the first attempt at a how of this kind. r , , Store Broker Ito. The store or Mr. Engfor was robbed . l t Talmage on Sundry nfght and tlie afe wrecked. The. thieves were rightened a\vay before thty were able i : < cure mueh MOUNTAIN GIRL MOOUSUIHEHS. School Chiklrcr. Pcdcllo the Basso in Kentucky. school childr-i lathe Moonshininj : by the newest phnyc ' " tilts spivies oC ' . . . Thry : r& lawlessness in Kent'.ny. v tlJ * rs. Inill.sont by their parents and i . * 5- : to solicit trade in the niounta roads. ments anil : ilonjr the mountain school they carry the Ou their way to * Vv"511 drink , dispensing it tovaoi : s - 1 ' buy , and after M-iuol they : nv K--nr 'to deliver it tu tlif village i-ti > U"i"rs. Whether tJiw niounshiiK-rs beliei : t by making their children litv purveyors . ' * fi' ' detection ors of the wlii.-iki'.v they may tection in- whether tiiey rui : > ' " that onesin cnsUrui ; : - . inspectors the little ones \ \ more specters say that m ; iv ehildivir are wilt out aiul each day more of the- illegal liquor is sold. Although : r. vern- nient sleuths have driven fi ! - 'ily moonshiners to swh straits , the sym pathy of. their noij iborn in tit.- i.t un- tains has not decreased , liy m. . u > : iin- er and many mountain villagers alike , nioonshinin.is . regarded as a legiti mate business , and government inspec tors are regarded when it is s.fe to do so. as murks for guns. So there are many persons in such sections , primitive in their instincts. , and thirsty enough to violate I he law , ready to ibuy the liquor when iaere is a knoclc at the door and a child st.inds. there , school bag over the shoulder albeit a school bag that- sags suspi ciously with weight. This , the newest and most st-trlling. development oil" the moonshine tr-ic ! ia mountain fastnesses , follows wh.it the- government ollieials thought w ; s a virtual suppression of inoon hming. Last fall they announced thai they had stamped out the illegal business. But tlK > y liave found that illega' ' < lis- tilling is no sooner stopped in . . sec tion than other stilly , mushn . .m Iik\ * siring up almost over night in anothee. During recent years a numli-r P women have been arrested on charges- of moonshining. Some of them had evaded the search of revenue : ; ; .ents. for many months. Their still * aro- usually --roll secreted deep in tin- moun tain i/istnesses and it takes a c.srefui search to tind them. Women of tliti- 2iotmtains in the moonshining belt have long been noted for their bravery. Often Uiey have stood by their men , , iind they handle a gun as well as their lovers , husbands or sons. Now that the children are being : trained in the illicit business the problem - lem of moonshining becomes moresori - " > us still and the suppression of it wiUi jeconio more dillienlt. A union of hatters in the United ? States was established as early as 1S' ; ' . . San Francisco ( Cal. ) Laundry Wurk- rs ' Union now has a membership of Iron Mulders" Tiion of North Am ricA. rill celebrate its fiftieth armiversarv nexc car. car.The The shoe clerks of Toronto , Can. , have- fcently organized a union , and its ineiii- * rship is steadily increasing. The interlocking switch and signal merit if the B. A : M. ro-.iil have orirnni/.i-d a new tnion for the Boston terminal division. A new union of retail clerks , including- arious branches of business , has ln-eu ecently established in Melrose. Mui. Steam Engineers' Union has reiNeti the- er capita tax from 10 cents to HO ecata month and established a defense fund. A new union of blacksmiths. n'Hliated ' rilh the International Brotherhoo : ! of .lacksmiths , has been organized at I > tm- irk , X. Y. The threa-teneil strike of Belfast. Ire- md , iron molders has been averted. The- len agreed to accept a reduction of on- liilling a week. Steps to form a I os-ton ( Mas.O branch [ the new A. F. of L. metal t null's tle- artment were begun recently In I' > - ( < > u- lachinists' lodge. Septernljer was a very busy period witb le organivx i-s in the anthracite field ot ennsylvania endeavoring to rehabilitate- le miners' union. s International Rrowery Workmen of" .merica has a membership of 42. . " > 7t > in 70 local unions and ISO branches ; nNo- cash balance in the tre.osury of XM- )2.GG , an increase in the last tvvrr.s. . In order to encourage thrift amen ; : its- nployes , the Northeastern Railway < "orn- my , England , some years a o 'v-ab- slied a savings bank , at .which Jeji > sit.- - > low as sixpence are riveivet ] , 4 | K-r nt interest being paid on accountsup - > 200. and 2'/j ' per cent on sum * in : ces.s of that amount. In the 102 unions , with nbor.t ! K"KXj ( > embers , reporting to the- New York tate Labor Bim-au. the proportion of' le membprF. which at tihe end of Janu- y was o < 1.0 per cent , ami at the end or [ brn.iry nnd March 7. . p < > r ei-nr. ile- ined in April to rU'J.i ) per cent , i. Mar- :52.2 : i > er cent , and in June to : .i ) . ± : ; r cent. These figures indicate iiL > inl.v preatly though smilual improvprn-rtt io. c state of employment during the vec- icl quarter of the year for union labor. . 15y a referendum vote the Poster Art t > * Association of America has < Wled > ' nfilinte ! with tJie American Fede Ixibor. The : : nion his : passed its inivers.iry. and there are locals in evorv fjuirinnf labor center of the ctmnirr The ue-.v liability bill of New ZvaSantE oJes that every worker \vlio is a. .rty to a strike sjall h , . liable to a ! ( > : r. and an additional fine of 1 for ev- week durinz which the y strike -oir- irentiil &o remains a party rhe i- -f nes for a lockout are 2t Cor ? . - o.ttir.n ticn.