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THE OMAHA DAILY
FIFTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , SATURDAY , EVENING , APRIL 24 , 1880. NUMBER 20G.
End of tie Great Lake Slioro Switchmen's '
Strike At Obicago.
THE MEN EFFECT A COMROMISE.
Everybody Elated tlmt the TrouMo
KIHH ! Without Violence and Illood-
ThcStrlkct-H Taken Uack
and Ti-nlllu Returned.
Htrlltoi-H Return to Work.
CmcAflo , April 2 : ) . [ Special Telegram. ]
The great stilko of the Lake Shore switch
men Is nt an end. At n mcctlnir of the strik
ers , held In their hall on Wentworth avenue
this aftcinoon , the terms of settlement wcro
agreed upon , and at tlio secret session tlie
terms were unanimously rallllcd. The meet
ing was largely attended , nnd adjourned with
three rousing cheers.
County Commissioner McCarthy , who was
present at the ratification meeting , tele
phoned to the sheriff's ollico that the switch
men would letitin to v.oil : and be < dn moving
trains as soon as tlio switch engines could be
filed up and got In readiness this afternoon.
There Is irreat rejoicing among thestrlkeis
and their frlcudl over the amicahlo adjust
ment of the light. Tlio committee that suc
ceeded In bringing about the adjustment con
sisted of Commissioner McCatthy , Chairman
Slahl , President Moroghan , Nelson Morris
and Sheriff Hanchetl. Tlie latter , it is said ,
icprcscntcd the railroad company.
The basis of agreement , as given by the
men. Is that the Lake Shore olllclals had
ngiecd on their pai t to dispose of the eight
non-union switchmen lu some manner within
thu next sixty days by placing them in some
other department or otherwise caring for
them ; In any event to take them away from
the yards where they are at present working.
On the other hand President Newell said this
afternoon that tlio switchmen return to work
without any stipulation whatever on his puit ,
and tlie non-union men resume their places
" 1 have just received a dispatch from Com-
mittceman Slahl , who represents tlie men on
strike , " said President Newell , nti:15n'cloclc : : ,
"saying that Ills men had all gone back to
work. The strike is settled. Tiiu eight men ,
with whom the trouble was , go luck to work
with the others. All tlie men , unless some
of them have committed ovcit acts , will be
taken hack. "
"Have any of the men committed overt
"No ; none that I know of. "
"You have kepi In close communication
with the division snpciintendeiitV Does ho
know of any of the men who have commit
ted any violence ? "
"No : they do not take exceptions to any
of tlio men. , '
"The eight non-union men ire to work with
' ' ' '
the others' .
' Yes that Is what the
; company was light
ing for. "
Several prominent business men interested
themselves in bringing about tlio settlement.
Nelson Morris , the millionaire dressed beef
packer , has offered to lake all thu men over
whom tlio tumble arose , and to guarantee
them places for a number of years at tlio
pamo wages now received by them , lie uses
the Merchants' Dispatch refrigerator cars ,
and has been unable since "the strike was
inaugurated to move a car of meat. For this
reason a settlement was very much sought
after by him. Several other offers of the
same kind were made by other parties who ,
from ono motive or another , have been
anxious to have the trouble at an end.
Tlio scene at the yards when the men re
sumed woik this attenioon was an exciting
one. The crowds cheered lustily when tlio
announcement that the strike was over was
made , anil then ; was a general shaking of
hands and rejoicing among the men. When
engine 407 was run out a number of the
switchmen's committee wcicon board. They
were loudly cheered. The crowd was so
great that It was slow work netting the en
gine through. Knglno No. 4CS soon followed ,
and the third engine to como out was 4r > S.
Tom Collins was surrounded by a crowd.
Ho said : "They have conceded our point. It
is better that wo compromise than lo carry
this so far tliat it will load to a strike on all
the roads , and the laboring people would suf
fer. The company has agreed to take away
tlieso men inside of sixty days and they may
leave lu twenty-four hours. Tliero lias been
no blood spilled and wo have gained our
By fltfO o'clock half a dozen switch engines
were on the tracKH , and the cheers of the men
nnd the bells of the engines proclaimed the
Lake Shoui strike ondcd for tlio present.
A company of United Slates troops passed
through the union depot to-day , having been
transferred from ono pott lo another. Tholr
presence In the city caused homo litt.'o ' excite
ment among persons who Imagined that they
had been brought hero to suppress the
strikers. The soldiers proved to bo a com
pany of thirty regulars , witli n captain and
two sergeants , on route from Coliiiulms ,
Ohio , to the western frontier. They left for
Council Bluffs over Iho SI. Paul road.
A VICTOHV rou TIM : STUIICIHS. :
rFmtlier Investigation to-night indicates
that the Milkers have vlitnally
gained their point. Chairman Staid ,
of the stilker.s' committee , to-night
produced a copy of tlio agreement on the
htronglh of which tlio men returned to work ,
and said to a reporter :
"I'll read tills to you , because I uon't want
you to get the signature. "
Mr. Staid then lead as follows :
"CinrAuo , Apill 23. W. L. STAIIL. Chairman -
man Sir : If all the switchmen of tlio Lake
ShoioiV Michigan Southein Railway com
pany In Chicago or Cook county return to
work at once 1 will personally guuianteo
that , within sixty days from this date , ( lie
cluht objectionable switchmen will bo fui-
nltdicd with oilier employment , ami perma
nently lemoved fiom their piesent positions.
" ( Signed ) UY AuTiioiurv. '
Staid said though ho was not at liberty to
give the name of the signer of tlio ngiccmcnt ,
It was genuine and tally sanctioned by Mr ,
Newell , and sworn lo. Ho .said fnttherthat
nil tlio prosecutions begun against the still-
ITS \\eie to no dismissed. A numberof pack
ers at tlio slock yards and other business men ,
who are known to have interested themselves
in r.dhliig tlie blaekadc , when seen to-nlclit
wetealMi under tint bond of seeieey. Hut
enough has been learned to warrant the con
clusion that they bioiiKht sulllelcnt piessuro
( o bear upon the company to liului'O tliuiu to
capitulate as above lelaied.
Tlio fid-net Cur Strike.
Niw : YOKK , April ! . ' 3. A numberof new
drivers were assaulted to-night while leavinir
the company's stables , but none of them
were seriously hurt. The Milkers am confi
dent of fcucrt'.ss. They say that competent
tuii'ii cannot bo secured loiill their places ;
hat their pickets during the day prevented a
number ot accidents which threatened to it >
btilt Irom the iiu'tiinpctcncy of tlio drivers ,
nnd Induced t-00 people not to patronize the
line , and that a largo number of laboring or-
tranl/all.om have resolved to boycott thu
Third Avenue line. .
Plasterers on a Sirlko. . '
SAX ANTONIO , Tuv.\i > rll ax Thoplas - .
tere.rat.-w6ik thronglumt the city all Miuc'i ;
yesteiday. They demand Sil for cl bt hours
ur.Si for It'll hours work pcr-day. . _ : . ;
FACIA and KlgurcH ns Reported to tlie
WARHi.vfiTON , April 23. Advance sheets
of the report of Josenh I ) . Weeks , expert and
special agent of the census bureau upon
stilkcs and lockouts occurring within thu
calendar year 1SS5 , have been received by tlie
Interior department. The record shows , ho
says , that many strikes and lockouts still
crow out of the most trivial causes , yet the
tendency , as stated , is iowatd less frequent
strikes and lockouts. The number of strikes
In certain of the prominent tradc.s , as given
In the report , Is as follows : Iron and steel
industries , 2:50 : ; coat mining , l.VS ; tex
tile trades , 42 ; building trades. 30 ;
transportation , 31 * : piinting trade.- ) , 21glas \
Industries,27 ; piano making , U ; boot and
shoo making , 11.
Much of tlio greater proportion (72'tf ( ' per
cent ) ot the strikes and lockouts reported
upon were caused by differences as lo tlio
rates of wages. A total of M)3 ) , or about ( -0
per cent of those relating to rates of wages ,
or 02 per cent of all. were for an advance ;
and ' < i , or 14 percent of those relating to rates
of wages , orltUj per cent ol all , were luulnst
a ( eduction. Strikes glowing out of de
mands for an advance are much more uni
form ! v successful than those against a reduc
tion , lu conditions of trade tnat justify an
advance , It is much more to the Intoiostof tlio
employer to give It than to have his work stop.
Of S13 strikes , tlie results of 431 , or fill per
cent , are given. Of those , irai , or ! fi per cent ,
were successful ; W , or lit per cent , were
compromised ; and 227 , or 47 percent , were
unsuccessful. Ot 20 strikes in connection
with the payment of wages , of which the re
sults are given , 11 , err > 5 per cent , were suc
cessful ; ( were compromised ; and ! J nro re
ported as unsuccessful. On the other hand ,
every strike In connection with the hours ot
labor , of which the result is given , was tin-
Tlio report concludes : "As to wages lost ,
It appears that 01,771) ) employes lost 8:1,711,01)7. : )
This would hunt the tide of 8.T7 each. As the
en tire n umber of employes estimated was 223-
iis : , tlio total loss of wages would be Sl3,0o- : ;
tWO , which would have been received had the
works inn constantly. Of course , there
would he a number id' offsets to this. In case
tlio strikers wore successful , the additional
waire.s would compensate for a poition of
this loss. In other cases , where unionism
existed In the trades In which there were
strikes , the men received strike ) pay or strike
benefits ; but stiiku benefits wcie , In most
cases , simply refunding money that had been
previously paid. Then , In many cases ,
parties on strikes secured employment in
other Industries , and hence tholr actual loss
would be what wages they would have earned
at their old labor , minus what they did earn
in presumably less prolitabloemployment. "
JIAVUS .MAKKS CHARGES.
Kvldciicc Collected to Convict Rail-
war OIllclalH of Inciting Riot.
Nr.w iiur.vswicic , N. J. , April 23. John
W. Hayes , member of the general executive
board of the Knights of Labor , returned lo
tills city last evening. Ho says no progress
lias been made toward a settlement of the
dillicuitles between the strikers of tlio Gould
system and the railroad olllclals. Ho says
the reports sent out by the railroads that they
arc handling all the freight tliov want to
every day are untrue. The toads are all
blocked up , and what freight is run out goes
under the protection of deputy sheriffs and
militia. Hayes says that the uncalled
for massacre of Innocent people by the
deputy sheriffs was instigated by the railroad
authorities. They knew they could not get
the help of the state militia until soifie act of
violence was committed , They , therefore ,
got together a gang of roughs , who brought
on the trouble , and the governor then or
dered tlio militia on the scene. Ho further
says that the lawyers employed by the
Knights of Labor have now in their posses
sion ample evidence to convict prominent of-
lieinlsol the Lonisvillo it Nashville road for
instigating tills riot.
The Strike Rooms Sugar.
NKwYomc , April 20. Tlio strike of tlio
workmen in the Williamsburg sugar refiner
ies has boomed prices. Granulated sugar ,
quoted at C,1/ cents on Saturday last , yester
day reached 7 ! cents. It is said prices are
sure to advance still higher. The slock of
rcliucd sugar on hand amounts to practically
nothing. Ilusincss has been slack and dealers
have been buying sturar in quantities
just snllicient to supply tlio demand. Now
that the country demand has Increased the
strike lias caused prices to advance out of
proportion to tlie natural causes of trade.
Raw sugar was quoted at fl 11-10 cents on
April 14 ; yesterday it was 5cents. This
shows a slight advance in cost of tlio raw
material , which Is not accounted for by the
present strike , but will account for some-
tiling of an advance In tlio price of relined
smrar. The strike has tended very much to
strengthen the advance.
Sn ar factories Closed.
HuxTr.ii's POINT , L. L , April 2 : ! . There
was no renewal of tlio trouble at Hnvcuicy-
er's snirar refinery at Green Point this morn
ing. Woik on all branches of tlie sugar house
Ten arrests of strikers who were engaged
in yesterday's riot have been made. Three of
them had been severely clubbed by the police.
Sugar llcfliiprti Incicnse Wages.
Jinsiv : CITV , April 2:5. : Matthloson &
Weieher'H sugar , refining company an
nounced to-day nn Increase of 10 per cent In
thu wages of lt-00 men employed uy them , to
talio effect May 1.
A I\\K \ European Strike.
ItnrsSKi.s , Apill 23. The strike Inaugu
rated by the watchmakers of Grammout , In
F.ast Flanders , Is spreading and Is growing
serious. Reinforcements of gen d'aimtishave
been summoned. The strikers lurricadcd
the bridges over tlio Dendor river , and Irom
behind tlieso obstructions made an attack
with stones upon gen d'arnios. A light en
sued resulting In the rant of the rioters and
the arrest of a largo numberof them.
"Mouoy Tor Strikers.
G.u.vnsTo.v , April 2J. A special to the
News from Marshall says : Tholocal executive
committee of Urn Knights of Libor received
a Sr > ,000 draft to-day Irom northern knights
with which to pay off the strikers of tlio
Texas i'aeillc shops at this point , The
money will bo distributed to-mnirow.
A K. < iT 11. Assembly Lapses.
Niw : Youic , April 2:5. : The following dis
patch was received In this city to-day :
"Ruts , ICas. , April ii' ! . Sunflower as-sein-
lily , No. 47H ( ! , Knights of Labor , burremlored
its chatter to-day , "
Strike of Iron Works.
GiiKKNsiiunn. 1'a. , April 23. The em-
ployes ot the National Foundry and Tnbo
works at Scottdalo struck to-day for an ad-
viincu of wages. The greater portion of the
men are Knlghtsof Lubor ,
yesterday's Huso Hall Games.
Tlio games played by the leading base b.ill
clubs of the country yesterday resulted as fol
At I'hiladelphia-Philadclphlas 10 , Roches-
At New York Metiopolltans 0 , Athletics
At Rrool.lyn Hrooklyns 9RaltlmoresS.
At Cinciiiimti-Cineliiiiatls 13 , Piltsburgs
7.At Newark Dctroits 7 , Nowarkb 3.
A Family Drovniod.
DiU'iANCi : , Ohio , April 23. Frederick
Hilloiman , aged 30 , went out in a boat with
ills wife and two chlldre.il to-day , flic boat
rap.si/.ed about thhty feet from thu shore , and
all occupants were drowneu.
Mjsioviu' VAI.I.KV. Fair weather , prc-
iii nortliem pe tbit by luaal rains ;
liecoi.'iiiisr variable ; tilowly. rising tew
pwuuin. % .
MOST FAVORABLY RECEIVED ,
Expressions of Opinion From Prominent
People on the President's ' Message ,
POWDERLY ON THE MEASURE.
His Ideas of AVIiat the Government
Should -Do-Cleveland Deserted
by His I'nrtv National
The President's Plnti Kndor ed ,
WASIII.NOTO.V , April 2. ! . [ Special Tele
gram. ] There was much comment in con-
gics.slonal circles to-tiny upon the message of
President Cleveland received In the sen a to
jestcrday afternoon In reference to arbltra
tion of labor tumble. Senator Heck says if
he could have Ills wav , he would name Allen
( ! . Thnrman , Joseph H. .McDonald and Uos-
coe Conkllng as labor commissioners , and
give them Sin.OOO a year. Such a commission
would command the respect of all parties and
would settle labor troubles.
Senator Van Wyck says the idea of tlie
president is a very good one , and that good
results mluht be attained.
lii'presentatlvc Craln , of Texas , a member
of the special committee Investigating the
strike In tlio southwest expresses tlio opinion
that tlio south hul not read the 1)111 ) as It
passed the house. The only difference be-
Lwoi'ii the message and the bill was that it
made the commission permanent. Ho
thought tlio other plan better , as arbitrators
selected from localities where troubles exist
would bo anxious to make settlements which
would be satisfactory to all parties , while It
would bo a cold-blooded matter of fact with a
commission such as tlio president suggests.
T. V. Powderly , general master workman
of the Knights of Labor , who lias been hero
several days testifying before the labor in
vestigating committee , said the president's
suggestions were better than those in the bill
before congress. " 1 want a department of
labor , " said .Mr. Powderly. " 1 don't believe
I n doctoring those troubles. 1 want to go to
the root of tlie disease. Strikes are but medi
cine. They relieve the patient for a time ,
but his sickness comes back on him. Tlio
matter must he seriously ami carefully
strained. Wo need a department of labor to
have records on tile , to make a careful and
constant study of the labor question , and to
be ready to act and to recommend action at
any time. Arbitrations should be conducted
from this department. "
TIIKY DON'T cio xr.Ait HIM.
It is a singular fact that comparatively few
democratic representatives or senators now
c.dl upon the president , or have any but the
most frigid olllcial intercourse with him.
They slum the white house as if it were a
pest house , and the yellow llui : was Hying
above its voof-top. There is something
almost pathetic in the sad loneliness which
now surrounds tlielicad of this nation. Day
after day ho delves into tlie ever accumulat
ing pile of papers before him , surrounded by
his ollicial tamily only , while the men
who but lately made the welkin ring
for him , now stand afar oil and indulge in
tlio most savage criticism of his ollicial con
duct and make the nir blue with the curses
they hurl at him. They neglect their legiti
mate duties anil put in the most of tlio time
denouncing him. lleforc his election they
made tlio solitudes , even , vocal , with eulo
gies upon the very line of policy lie is now ,
amid many dillicuitles and over many obsta
cles , trying to carry out. They huzzahcd for
"Cleveland and reform , " and almost tattered
the tails of their nether garments in their
efforts to commend the new reformer to
the people. They got down on their knees
and did tlio koto to a knot of disaffected
republicans in New York , and swore by tlie
beards of their fathers that Cleveland could
do just what ho Is doing In order to secure
their decisive votes. On their prompting he
wrote letters giving Ids personal pledge to
tlio disaffected republicans , and now they
curse him and desert him because ho will not
falsify those pledges. ly ? doing so they are
not hurting him materially , but they are
demonstrating to the whole country their
hypocracy , tlioir contempt for their own
pledges , and their slight opinion of the
intelligence of the people because tlio presi
dent has proven himself a better man than
they arc. Thny have boycotted him politically ,
and ho is left to bear the burden by himself.
The people are watching this contest closely
more closely than the politicians imagine
and it may yet turn out that the stone that
was rejected by tlie builders has become the
head of tlie corners. And many democratic
senators and representatives who now seem
to lloat upon a full tide of popularity may
soon lind that they have been left stranded
high and dry by a rellect popular opinion ,
never more to grace the halls of legislation.
Old tilings have passed away , and all things
have become new , ami Iho growlers would do
well to recognize the fact as soon as possible.
I.YMAN'S IMIXSIOX nn.i. .
Tlio bill introduced by Keprcspntatlve
Lynian , of Iowa , on last Monday was not to
increase the pension of soldiers who have
lost a foot or a hand to SIS a month , as was
reported In these dispatches. The rate of
pension paid for this injury paid to the tlmo
of the passage of the act of 1BSJ was S18 a
month , with a proportionate amount for pro
portionate Injmies , The act mentioned in
creased the pension' for such loss to 821
per month , but made no provi
sion for dividing tlio full rate
In case of partial disability. Hence the com
missioner of pensions has held that where a
man Is rated as entitled to thirteen-
clglitccntlK ! , lor Instance , ho shall bo paid
only Slil per month , or thlrteen-elghtoonths
of the old rating. Itepresentativo Lyman's
bill Is for the purpose of making the 21
rating dlvtsatilo so that In the instance men
tioned tlio soldier would receive thliteen-
eightcenths ot S--I Instead of a like fraction
I'OSTAI , CHAXnr.o.
James W , Ingalls lias been appointed post
master at Ingallston , a new ollico in Drown
comity , Neb. Commissions liavu been Issued
for thi ) following postmasters : \Vilbwt \ V.
Stockton , Hambnig , Nub. ; Cornelius Van
Dlcst , Pclia , Neb. ; Isaac U. Carson , Kirk-
villc , Iowa ; Leonard Loff.'lholz , Sand Spring ,
Post ollico Appropriations ,
WASHINGTON , April 23. The senate com
mittee on appropriations to-day finished tlio
consideration of the postotllco appropriation
bill , and .Mr. Plumb will report it Monday.
Tlie only important amendments are tlio fol
lowing : 510,030 added to the appropriation
for increasing special mall facilities to make
connection with Cuba ; Fryo'samendment , In
substance , is adopted appropriating 500,000
for the foreign mall service ; and last year's
provision , that no inorotnan3i\000 ( snail DO
uscu tor the extension of the free delivery
service is ix'-adoptcd.
Want to ItrldKO the Ohio.
JACKSOV , Miss. , April 'it. At a largo mass
.meeting held hero to-day resolutions wcro
adopted urging reprc entatlves In congress
to gnppoi't fho measure now pending asking
pet missisii on behalf of .the Illinois Ccutial
system of railroads to build a biidge over tlio
Ohio river at or near Cairo ,
WASIIIXOTOS , April 23. The house met at
11 o'clock in continuation of yesterday's ses
sion , and Immediately wont Into committee
of the whole on the rivcr.and . haibor appro
priation bill , A few moments befoio noon
Iho committee rose , the house adjourned , and
the session ot Friday opened.
The president's messaso on the labor
troubles wns ivad by the clerk. Mr. Springer
moved its reference to the committee on
labor , with Instructions to the committee to
report upon it , by bill or otherwise , on or be
fore May 15.
Mr. Bntterworth moved to refer tlio mes
sage to the committee of the whole. Mr , But-
terworth's motion was lost yeas 77 , nays 147.
There being thirty minutes debate allowed
under the rules , Mr. Hitttcrwortli secured the
lloor. in conclusion he said that congress
owes to Itself to take tip the labor question
and consider it carefully , and thnu refer tlie
subject to an appropriate committee. If it
were referred to a committee now ho feared
Ihat n measure would bo reported leprescnt-
Ing not the needs of the hour , hut the politi
cal necessities of tlie coming campaign.
M r. Weaver was In tavorof a motion to
commit with Instructions , that the message
might be calmly considered. Tbo gentleman
fiom Ohio ( lintterworth ) said it could only
receive deliberate and calm discussion In the
committee of the whole , but without that
nninie calmness , which the gentleman himself -
self had set. he had not enggosted any remedy
for tlio trouble. It was easy to tind fault , to
liarp and criticise , but It required statesman
ship and calm deliberation to meet the un
derlying causes of tno iircscnt labor tronbes. !
Mr. Springer supported Ills motion , con
tending that the committee on labor was the
iiroper committed to consider tlio message.
lie opposed tlio motion to refer It to tlio com
mittee of the whole because it would bo burled -
led theie. Mr. Springer's motion was then
Tlie liouo then went Into committee of the
whole , Hatch in tlio chair , on the private cal
The house , at Its evening session , passed
sixty pension bills and adjourned.
WARtiixnTO.v , April iM. Tlio house com
mittee on labor to-day heard Itepresentativo
IJegan in opposition to the education bill.
After a session of two hours the connnittco
adjourned without action. Tlio committee
on education did not obtain a quorum until a
low moments before the meeting of tlie
louse , ami then adjourned till the third trl-
day in May. The labor investigating com
mittee , at 1:30 : i ) . in , , closed its sitting in
Washington , and it was arranged that the
members should leave tills city for St. Louis
GOO AND THIS GOVISRX.HENT.
National Kol'ormerri Urjo tlio Unity
of Clmrch and Stntc.
Ci.rvr.iANi > , April 23. At tlio closing ses
sion of tlie Ohio state and national conven
tion of the National Keforin association at
Woostcr , Ohio , resolutions were adopted
lioltliin : that tlio state is a moral agent ; that
Ills tlio duty of the state to acknowledge its
accountability to Clod , nnd to recognize
Christ as the supreme ruler of nations , and
tlie moral precepts ot the bible as the found
ation of all law ; that the generalization of
government is practically Impossible in this
country ; that the cultivation of the morals of
the people , theioby securing justice to all , is
the highest work of tlio state ; that conform
ity by church and state to tlio same religious
principles is no union of church
and state ; that tlio bible should be
given its proper place In tlio public
school , that the dlvitu-.oriirin of Christianity
has been established , ami that It should no
loinccr be considered as on trial. The resolu
tions concluded with the assertion that tlio
rights of man are properly understood and
maintained only whcio the responsibility to
Cod ! is deeply lelt ,
A CHimoil AVUKCICED.
Madrid Miscreants Kc l" the Use of
MAHitin , April 23. An attempt was made
this morning to destroy the church of San
Luis in tills city. An explosive was placed
in tlio side of ono of the enormous hollow
candles which stand on cither side of the
altar. The explosion , instead of taking
place while the church was crowded , as war
probably intended , occurred before tlio people
began to arrive. The edllice was badly
wrecked. Two sextons , who were in the
building , were badly burned. The outrage
has produced profound and widespread ex
citement and indignation in the city. No
trace to tlie identity of the persons engaged
in the conspiracy has yet been found ,
A Town Council Bounced.
VIKXXA. April 2. ! . The mnniclnal council
of Stry.by imperial order , has been dissolved ,
upon the charge of pnlpablo ollicial negli
gence in having failed to provide tlio town
with lire engines.
MAnnin , April 23. The Spanish Sanltaiy
council has authorized the practice of Inoc
ulation discovered by Dr. Fcir.in in tlio
event of a iccureiicc ot cholera in Spain ,
A M1MSTI3UIAIJ I'ARATA'/HR.
A Hai > tist Domliiio IMoturns tlio Fate
ol' An Kditor Who dial-
RICHMOND , Ya. , April 2 : ) . [ Special Tele
gram. ] Tlie temperance question Is being
holly diseis-'ed : in Virginia , and local option
is being submitted to the voters. A few days
ago Rev. T. U. Hawthorne , a liaptKt minis
ter of Georgia , at a temperance meeting in
Richmond , said that Homo anti-prohibition
friends were quoting Scripture in support of
their course ; that even the State newspaper
of Richmond quoted Scripture against him ,
and ho half playfully said that the devil
quoted Scripture and did it when ho stood
with the Immaciilato Christ on the pinnacle
ot the temple. Ho added : "What Christ said
to him I would say to the Richimmd State and
its supporters , 'Get then behind me , Satan. ' "
These roimirKs were considered by Richard
Relrne , editor of the State , as Insults to him
self and staff , and hu at once wrote a letter to
Hawthorne Intimating that Ids cloth alone
Hayed him from a duel or other punishment.
Last night at a temperance meeting llaw-
thorno replied to the letter by saying , "I
am a minister of Jesus Christ ; I am not a
man to settle a dlfllculty with pistols. I nm
very sorry that anybody wants to fight mo.
I have had a great many different emoll-
tions In my life , but if I have
had any such emollton as fear of
mortal man I have not been conscious of
it. Moreover , I will say this ; There Is not
salt enough In the Atlantic ocean to save the
man who puts his hands on me. It would
take a magnifying glass that would magnify
ono hundred thousand times to tee what is
left of him. I think , 1113' friends , we had
better not light. " This sally created a tre
mendous uproar and applause from the
dominie's adherents. What action Reirno
will lake is unknown , but the result Is anx-
o nsly looked for by sensation lovers.
. . , Failure * ) .
Niw : YOUK , April 23. Total number of
business failures during the last seven days
throughout the United Slates and Canada ,
- * -
Dentil of Judge Whltolr.
WILMINGTON , April 23. Judge Whltcly ,
associate juilio of the superior court , died
this morning of hemuraago of the stomach ,
after a lingethur illness.
D , . .ICy.H'rjl 3-5. Hubert
Fowker was hanged llcru a.t iO ; 0 n. m. , foi
tlio uiuidcrolMiss Um licit.
MOST MARVELOUS OF THE AGE
Such is Deo'aretl to Have Been Gladstone's
Speech for Homo llulo ,
THE GREAT EFFORT REVIEWED.
Gndorricincnt of the Scheme
and the Illots AVItlch lie Would
Kcinovo HenJy'B OrAiid
nml 3lnstorly Address.
Ilotnn lluln for Ireland.
[ Tlit ltcc' Ionian / ' . /.tdfiim-iifitn/ / < err. ( ]
LONDOX , April 10. Home rule for Ireland
9 now the Issue definitely laid ucforo the
tarliamnnt of Great Hrltalu by the great
speech of Mr. Gladstone on the evening bo-
'ore ' last , when ho movoil for leave to bring
n a bill to amend the futnro government of
reland. The substance of that speech will
n all likelihood have appeared printed In
our columns long before this letter readies
ou and tlio result of the division which may
irobably be taken on It on Monday next ,
he 12th of Api 11 , will also be published by
on. I make bold with an assertion now no
bllowlm ; events can ever upset , I think ,
vhen 1 say that Gladstone has killed the act
> f union In this great speech of his on Thuis-
lay last. A very natural query is
WHAT WAS TIti : Sl'KKCII MICK/
and it Is not easy to answer it. First as Iho
simplest way of estimating U as a physical
and rhetorical performance by a man of 77
years of ago and fifty-four of pnblle life it
will stand out In history as the most
narvelous of our present age. For
hrco hours and twenty-live minutes
the old man enchained his audience oblivious
of time while ho unfolded to them the grad-
tal process of political development which
uade some scheme such as his necessary , or
else the alternative of a coercion of Ireland
such as has never yet been attempted oven In
hat country. Ho traced the history of tlio
Irish parliament , and showed for it a con-
inucd existence of GOO years , and oxliiblted
.ho ovll effects of the suspension for the past
eighty-six years of that existence. He spoke
of the undlminlslied desire , of the craving of
the Irish people for self-government , not
withstanding any attempt on the part of the
Kngllsh parliament. lie said that the Irish
K-oplo dlil not want laws that came to them
n a foreign garb , and weald never bo satis-
led until they hul : control of their domestic
TIII : srnr.Mi : ITSIU.F
s one of wonderful ingenuity. It gives to
Ireland whatever the Irish members ami tlio
Irish people readily acknowledge as a sub
stantial measure of homo rule , while it safe
guards imperial unity and secures
the strongest guarantees for the
protection of the minority In
Ireland. Indeed , ono of the greatest objec
tions to the scheme is that it goes a little too
tar In the latter direction , and if it be slow in
its developing etl'ects on Ireland the failure
must rather bo attributed to the too heavy
drag put on tlio machinery by theses precau
tions than to any full speed ahead disposition
ot the popular representatives of Ireland.
MIt. I'AllXKia.'s OIMNIO.V
on it was listened to with Intense , silent in
terest by the whole house , and when his
speccli elicited tlio impulsive applause of his
eighty-five followers , that applause was
heartily chorused by the radicals and liberals
opposite. One of the finest passages in ills
speech was that in which ho praised the
courage of Gladstone for facing this question
at his present age , and in the face of the
desertion of ministers from his cabinet. "Ho
saw , " said Mr. I'arnell , "the officers who
should have stood by his side leaving him
one by one , and drawing their swords upon
liim. " Jlr. 1'arncll did not deny there wcro
In the scheme blots which it would bo tlie
effort of himself and ids party to eifaco in
committees. IIo partlculary Instanced
four features of the measure as
it was about to bo proposed.
The arrangement for the pay of the police
from Irish revenue and tlio continuance of
imperial control of them. The collection of
Irish customs by imperial authority. The
disproportion on tlio basis of wealth of the
part Ireland would have to contribute lo the
imperial exchequer and the probability of
deadlock frequently occurring in the domestic
legislation of Ireland owing lo the anomalous
powers by which one-third of its senate could
hinder the legislative designs of tlio other
two-thirds. Hut lie said these were matters
on which tlio Irish members would present
their views to tlie committee when tlie bill
got. there , and lie thoiurlit it butter , subject to
these views , to take tlio first opportunity of
giving the hearty and cordial assent of the
lilsh people to the measnro as a whole so far
as it was foreshadowed for them in the
speccli of tlio premier. The first note of
ATTACK FIIOM TUP IIIIAIl
on the ministry was sounded by George
Otto Trcvelyan. Ho went liisidnously
to work to try and expose
the defects ot tlio scheme ol
the prime minister availing ol his
knowledge of cabinet secrets to effect this
purpose and even going so far as to attempt a
criterion in advaneo of Iho mooted govern
ment scheiuo for the purchase of land in Ire
land. The speaker called him to oidcrand
reminded him that it was not competent for
him to discuss on tlio motloli hetoiothuhousa
the dot ills of a measure for which leave had
not been asked to Introduce a hill , Itelnct-
antly ho resigned a formal obedience , hut ho
managed to get out enough for his purpo.se ,
which evidently was to knit up tlio two
schemes for the prejudiced condemnation of
tlio Kngllsli taxpayers who , of course , will
not ba wishing to lend l-o,000,000 : for
tut ) purchase of Irish landlords.
Ho had a wonderful passion for tlio
continuance j'd' the crimes act and coer
cion in Ireland , and talked of Karl Spencer's
courage and firmness and raked up the
attacks Irish members had made on him.
lint to this portion of his speech
A STINOIXn IIP.TOIIT
was made in tlio foremontioued speech of
Mr , 1'arnell , who imnillled that "tho Irish
members attacked Lord '
tration , that they had nothing to withdraw of
what they then said , lint If the Irish people
owing to their hatred of his policy , could not
admire Lord Spencer , at least the English
could , for everyone is Impelled to admire the
pluck of a man who lights Ids corner. Lord
Spencer did Unit , but did the right honorable
gentleman for tlio border burghs do the
same' ' No he ran away and left Lord Spen
cer to fight alone. Would ho now\
if there wcro a return to
tlio policy he suggests , reaccept
the position of chief tcciotary for fit-land ?
Or if not , what dear t'liend would lie recom
mend for that postV"
A GlIttATKU CA6TIOATIOX STII.I , ,
and perhaps the severest ever inllicted on a
statesman of his rank , was that by Mr.
llealy on Joseph Chamberlain , the ex-presi
dent of the local uovemmunt board , and for
merly president of the board of trade in tin.
same administration. This occurred on the
second night of the dcbatt.Mr. . Chamber
lain having moved the adjournment on the
pievions night at half past twelve , was It
possession , and ho rose amidst the plaudits
ot his old enemies and now found friends ,
ho torles , to criticise the scheme of the prc-
nler and to explain ids reasons for quitting
he cabinet. Ho had all his letters to Mr.
Jladstone filed and at hand , and the replies
of the prime minister , hut ho did not make
nncti of them. He , too , trlod to Ret Into the
and question discussion in advance , and
being barred by the speaker , wrig
gled like Trevclyan throtiRh with what ho
ladto say on It all the same. The Irish
members gave him mostly n silent hearing ,
except when they wanted to emphasise Iho
ory applause ho was celling. Hut when
loaly we to speak from the Irish benches
n reply , the cheer that greeted him was full
> f confidence in the ability of the speech ho
vottld make , and that confidence was not be-
rayed. Chamberlain's pet scheme by way
if alternative , which was drawn from him by
lie liislt members , was a plan of
i.MiT.iii.u , rr.nr.nATio.v ,
and tins Is how ho would go about U : He
vould Introduce a measnro for tlio stoppage
of evictions for six months. This received
lot lory apphnse. Hut ho would advance
! M.OOOCOO of sstato money to Irish land-
ords lest they may stiller any hardships in
lie meantime. He would then Institute a
onimlsslon , composed of members fiom all
> arts of the house , to dovlso a scheme of pur.
ilmse , and then lie would also go In tor the
mpcrhl federation of all the colonies , and
re-land's tmii would doubtless come In ( lie
Ipe fullness of time. Mr. Hcaly pointed
out that fedcrnlizatlon presupposed tlio exist-
nco of legislatures , ami lux said ho as an
rlshman would not say one word against It
vhen tlio time for it came. Hut when would
hat lime for it come'.1 Wcro the people of
reland to wait till the people of Canada , of
Vnstralla , of Tasmania , of Newfoundland ,
anil even of Nova Xembla all agiecd that
cderall/.allon was the best policy ? Meantime
he colonies had domestic legislatures ; they
jovernetl themselves , and they could alTord
0 wait. Then he criticised the sensitiveness
of the right honorable gentleman about the
mrso of the Hritlsh taxpayer when It was
1 question of lending money toliish tenants ,
nnd Ills liberal proposals to obvlato any In
convenience to Irish landlords. Ho continued
, o criticise , as it were In parallel columns ,
ho schemes of Chamberlain and Trevclyan ,
mil he was sure the Marquis of Hartlngton ,
vhen ho rose would have another and a dlf-
'creut one , Mr. Gosehen a different one still ,
inil the tory leaders would have ono as
widely differing from one another as they
would from all those pioposed. "Vet , " said
Mr. llealy , "they are going to reject the mea
sure brought forward by the greatest states-
nan of the age , nnd which is accepted by Jive-
sixths of the representatives ol the Irish peo-
) Ic. If they succeed , what a lovely cabinet
hey will nuike. It certainly will require a
strong scheme of imperial federa-
ion to keep them together. Old
Gladstone listened with Intense visible
lellght to llealy's speccli , and he afterwauls
expressed the opinion that it was one of the
ablest debating speeches ho had ever heard
fit were not too bitter. AH the same the
old man relished its bitterest hits with un-
TIII : iMionAin.K IIKSITI.T
of the debate may ba an undecided first read-
ng or an unusual division fortlio rejection of
: ho measure before it is printed.
Yet that will not end the matter even If
Gladstone were defeated on it. If lie ap
peals to the country he will probably sccuio
i majority , and if not , a combination niinls-
.ry , or sort of dry well cabinet , will be
formed that cannot hold together for any
time. Wo are urgent because our
country's case requires Immediate at-
.entlon. Hut if wo are forced to
wait , nothing wjU bo lost by waiting.
Tlie American sympathy is cheering. It
las been cabled In words and money. The
tone of your trans-Atlantic press is splendid
nnd the cable of 500,000 from New Orleans
ast night shows the confidence of our race i'i
your midst. KDWAUO HAKIII.NGTON.
JIOOK ISIjAND K.VTKNS1ONS.
Seven Hundred Miles of Iload Pro
jected in Kunsno and XclmiKkn.
Nu\v Yonic.April 23 [ Special Telegram ]
The Times announces that the projected ex
tension of the Chicago , Itock Island & Paci
fic road is to become a fact foitliwith , the
contract having been signed in Wall street
yesterday by which Knlin , Loeb & Co. sub
scribe for 810,000,000 in new bonds to bo is
sued by the company. Seven hundred miles
of new road are projected , the greater pait
to be known as tlio Kansas and Nebraska di
visions. Theicls said to bo a great deal in
the piopositlon that docs not bode much good
for the Uock Island's competitors.
TUB CKDAn IlLOCIC KING.
Oinnlia Contractors Itlddin On Chicago
CincAno , April 2 * [ Special Telegram. ]
Several Omaha contractors are In this city
for the purpose of bidding on street Im
provements. They say Chicago men came
to their town and tried to take tlie work
away from them and they have come hero to
help break np the Cedar block ling. The
competition for paving sticcts this year
promises to bo lively and it is not Improba
ble that the work will cost less than the
average pi Ice paid last ycsr.
The Power * Against Oroooc.
1'Aiiifi , April'J I. Ji ) > Fieyclnct announced
during the cabinet meeting yesteiday that
tlio government was participating In tlio en
deavors of the powers to urge Greece to keep
the peace. It Is understood Franco will join
the other powers In the Issue of an ultimatum
Insisting upon Gicceo abandoning her war
like prepaiatlon.s , mil will icfnso to join
them In any naval dcmon > > tiiitoii ! intended to
That extreme tired feeling which is BO dis
tressing and ofon ! 1,0 imaecountalilo In thu
fijirhig months , Is entirely overcome by Hood's
Karsnparllla , which tones the whole body ,
purifies the Mood , cures bciofula and all
humors , cures dyspepsia , cicntcs an appetite ,
rouses the torpid liver , biaccs up the ncncs ,
and clears the mind , Wo solicit a comparison
of Hood's Barsaparllla with any oilier blood
purifier In tlio market for purity , ccouomy ,
strength , and medicinal merit.
Ttrcd all the rttno
"I had no nppetlto or strength , and felt
tired nil the time. I attributed my condition
to scrofulous humor. I hail tiled several
kinds of medlciao without benefit. Hut as
coon as I had taken half a l > ottlu of Hood's
Barsaparllla , my appetite wai restored , and
my stomach felt better , I have now taken
nearly three bottles , and I never was so well. "
Mus. JESSIU r. Doi.ur.AUK , Tascoaf , It. I.
Mrs. 0. W. Marriott , Lowell , Mass. , as
comjilctcly cured ot sick headache , wlilcii Mm
had 10 years , by Hood's Sarsapatltla.
GATHERED FROM TWO STATES
All the Happenings of n Day in Nebraska
A MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE ,
A LendingKimlncfiB Mntt nt lllalr Sup
ported to Ilavo Suloldctl A ( Irfcon-
l > nck Convention Called.
Sc > .iol Clillilreii Ulrlko
A Prominent. Ainu
Ili.Aii : , Neb. , April 2:5 : , [ Special. ] E. C.
Pierce , for many years coroner of this conn-
tv , ninl thu leading I'uinlturu dealer of this
city , left homo on last Tuesday evening. tell
ing his wife that IIP was going to Omaha to
attend nn oinbalmer's coiivcntlun. Nothing
having been heard Horn him since , his wlfo
became uneasy ami to-day hail his safe
searched , In which was found a letter to his
wife ami chlldiun , bidding them u lust fare
well , saying he could not II vu longer ami
could not illo In Ulalr. He has been acting
very stiangoly lately , nntl It Is generally sup
posed that lie hits commltteil suicide. Ho has
an estimable family , ami n good business.
Olllcersnio scaiclilng for htm.
A Straight Greenback Convention
CMIAU R.U'ins , Iowa , Apill 23. ThoV
leading null-fusion grcenbackors hi session \
hero to-day , issued a call for a state conven
tion of straight greonlmckor.s of Iowa to beheld
held at Cedar Kaplds May G , of the present
year. The purpose of thu convention Is to
nominate a state ticket , for the coming elec
tion. The call denounces the policy of fusion
as destinctive to the ellicacy of the green
back party ; declines that the present ad
ministration has brought no lellef to the people
ple of the country from the depression In
business and oppression of labor ; ami calls
upon mocnbacKors to stand by their iirlncl-
ples and oppose fusion , co-operation or al
liance with other political parties ,
Iowa Railroad Improvement.
DKS MOINI.H , la. , April St. [ Special Tele
gram. J Messrs. Cillettc & Woodman , of New
Hampshire , heavy stockholders in the Du.s
Mollies , Osccola & Southern railroad , are In
the city arranging for broadening the gnaco
and extending the road to Kansas City. They
represent tour-lil'tlis of thu capital stock of
the road , and are favorably disposed to the
chanze.s proposed , and will so report to the
Contrnl > and Ileor Captured.
Iis : MOIMS : , Iowa , April S ! . [ Special Tel
egram. ] The first test casa under tlie Clark
prohibitory law occurred to-day. J. ( ! . llar-
rlgan , an expressman , was arrested this
inornimr for delivering in Ids wagon two
cases of beer without having tlio comity au
ditor's certificate as required by the new law.
Tlie beer wns declared contraband ami la
now in a justice's olllco waiting a final dis
position of the case.
Tjliicoln School Children Strike.
Lixcor.x , Neb. , April 21 ! . [ Special Tele
gram. ] The scholars of the seventh grade of.
tlie high school made a cjuiot and unopposed
strike to-day. The length of the school day
has been increased fifteen minutes , and
when tlie usual time for closing caino one of
the scholars gave the usual signal for rising
and passing out and they were obeyed to the
_ _ _ _ _
A Peculiar Accident ,
Dnr.uqui : , Iowa , April 2 : ! . [ Special Tele-
cram. ] Asingularacciilent occurred to-day at
thoNatloual Iron and Brass works. A young
man , named Henry .Meyer , was endeavoring
to drive a red-lint chisel into apiece of wood
for a handle , when the burning iron slipped
and euteied his breast nearly three Indies ,
'nlliclinga ' probably iatal wound.
The Fate of a Keel Alderman.
CKDAI : RAIMDS , la. , April 23. Alderman
\V. \ T. Jlrown , while under the influence ) of
whisky last night , attempted to cowhide V.
W. Faulkes , of the Hvcnlng Gazette. Fatilkcs
laid his head open with a cane and made his
face nn familiar , and was declared an easy
winner. 15rown will bo expelled from the
Railroad Ruildlnt ; in NorthwcHtcru
O.VAWA , Iowa , Apill 2i : : [ Special Tele
gram. ] The right of way agent and engi
neer corps of the Chicago it Northwestern
company are here at work on the extension
of the Maple Itivcr branch fiom Mapicton to
this placo. They say the road will bo built
Immediately. This gives the Northwestern
the shortest line between Chicago and Sioux
DBS MOIM.S : , Iowa , April 2:5. : [ Special
Telegram. ] i'ercy Cross , tbo 7-year-old boy
who mysteriously disappeared last Saturday ,
was found lloatmg In the river seven ml lea
below tills city this forenoon. It is now sup
posed he fell In the river here while fishing.
Court In Hurt County.
OAKLAND , Neb. , April 2. ! . ISpccIal. ]
Tim district couit lor Hurt county 1ms been
in session since Monday and a number of
cases have been disposed of. Judge Wakoley
occupies the bench and has yet considerable
business to come before , him , including tlirco
cilinlnal eases. The most Impoilant suit of
the term is that of Slioitel vs. Voting' , which
Is set for nest week. It involves ( lie title to
1TX ) acres of valuable land , and Its progress
will bo watched with great interest.
A hlroni but unsuccessful attempt has been
made by ono of Oakland's attorneys tobecnro
the disbarment of ,1. (1. ( Aithtir for alleged
I'.vcrybody needs niul should take a good
FprhiB medicine , fur two reasons :
1st , Tlio body Is new niuru titisceptlldo to
bcncflt from medicine thnii at any other f-e.nson.
2d , The linjiuiltlcslilrh \ have acciiinulatcd
In tlio Mood bhoiild bo expelled , anil thu sys
tem given tone anil fctrcngtli , licfoni llio pros
trating effects of warm weather are felt.
Hood's Sarsaparllla Is the best H > I Ingim-ilU
cine. A blnglo tilal will convhico you f Its
bujicriorlty. Take It bcfoie It I.i too lute.
The llest Sin'lit'j
"I take Hood's Sarsaparilla for a spring
incdlrhio.aml inmUtjust the tiling. U tones
up ! " ) system and makes 1110 feel like a differ
ent man. Myvifo takes it for dyspepsia , and
him derives great benefit from It. She says it
Is the host medicine fiho ever took , " ! ' . 0.
TIIUNIUI , Hook d Ladder No. 1 , Hoston , Mass.
"Last bprlag I was troubled with liolls ,
caused by my blood lielnj ; out of order , Two
bottles of Hood's Karaaparllla cured mo , I
can recommend It to all troubled with affec
tions uf the Hood. " J. Scuocir , 1'ioria , Hi.
Sola by all drufiuliti. flj tlx lor JS. Prepared SoW by all driiK"i'.ti. fl ; sir for ? 5. Prepared
by C. I. HOOD A CO. , A j.olliccarlci'l.aivcll . , Mass. uy V , I.lloob Je CO. , Afutliccarlos , J.ow6ll,51an.
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