Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 04, 1886, Image 1

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The Strike for Shorter Houra Oontinuca on
an Immcnso Scale.
The Police TJso Revolvers With Good Effect
in Dispersing Miserable Miscreants.
A Bloodthirsty Oiroular Isined Full of
Death and Rapine.
Armour & Oo. Will Start Up With Eight
Hours' ' Work , Ten Houra' ' Pay ,
The Advance Guard of the Unemployed
Army Reach Chicago.
A Few Concessions Made to Men in Fac
tories ,
Kxcciittvo Committee of the
Knlflitn of Ijnlior Deularc tlio
Strike on tlio Gould System
nt an Kndi
Shorter Hours Scoured.
CiticAno , May 3. fSpeclal Telegram. ]
The developments In the labor movement
have loft Iho situation essentially unchanged
in Its general aspect. The eventual outcome
cannot be guessed with any degrco 01 cer
tainty. Thus far everything has been con
ducted with admirablu coolness on all side ? ,
and there has been no actual disturbance of
the peace. Employers have taken the de
mands of the worklngmen Into consideration
in a serious and lespcctful spirit , and where
they have found It impossible ; to comply , have
given their reasons with an honesty and
frankness that has disarmed anything like
hostility. Concesslonshavobecnfreelyinado
in almost all cases where they weru
found practicable , and where tlio situation
rendered them not so , compromises ap
parently agreeable to both sides have been
effected. In several branches of labor the
demand for a reduction of the hours of .toil
from ten to eight hours a day has been
acceded to. In some , not a few , the compro
mise has been In thu shape of nine hours
pay for eight hours work. But In very few
instances have the employers given In to the
demand for ten hours wages with tlio two
hours reduction of time. The unions of the
bricklayers , the stone masons , tlio plasterers
and lathers , and the hod carriers , have all
adopted the eigliUiotir standard. Twenty-
three foundry shops have yielded to the de
mands for eight hours , and will get pay for
eight hours , but will givu double pay lor ex
tra time. Five shops are still resisting the
movement , and the rest arc negotiating. All
.tho lion moulders and foundry hands have
resolved to stand llrm for thu eight-hour day
and let the question of wages regulatu Itself
in Iho future.
Mr. George A. Schilling , chalinian of the
eight-hour committee , reports that the de
mands of the following have been satisfied :
bOO tobacco handlers , 700 street car employes ,
all thu members of the cigar makers' union ,
! ! 03 beer barrel makers , 050 dry goods and no
tion store employes , S.fiOO packers and a largo
number of workmen employed In simi
lar industries. Nearly one-half of
thu 000 butchers In thu city liavo secured re
ductions from sixteen to ten hours. The
brlckmakcrs , numbering 3,300 , are striking
for eight hours' woik with ten hours' pay.
The 400 wagon workers start In to-day at
their benches under the eight-hour reform.
The machinists' and blacksmiths' assembly
icport general success in their attempt to got
ten hours' wages for eight hours' work. The
upholsterers nro meeting with strong resist
ance. The shoemakers' assembly has modi-
lied its demands , and expects to gain a con
cession of eight hours , with pay for that
i time. The clerk's association will bo satis-
lied with ten hours. The maiblu workers
have won under the eight-hours pay agree
ment. The cooper's union is holding out for
nine hour's pay. The workmen of Iho
various largo broworles are at work to-day ,
but all is not satisfactory. There is a de
mand on thu part of employes for an increase
of SS per month In tliulr wages. They also
stipulate that they bo allowed each fifteen
glasses of beer a day between 7 a. m. and 4
p. m.
A Complete IMnokailo.
CHICAGO , May 3. [ Special ' 1 ulegram ] A
crowd of freight handlers numbering at least
three thousand men , started to maku the
rounds of the various freight houses of thu
city at an early hour this moi nlng. It moved
In mlltt'iry order , and went llrst to the St.
Paul houses. These wore found closed. It
then turned and marched south along Cen
tral street. At Polk street the Chicago ,
Buillugton t Qulncy yards were passed.
Here the clerks to the number or about fifty
were disposing of freight tliat had arrived In
loaded cars , and taking care of the little
freight which was being delivered by thu
few drays blinding around. The pro
cession stopped , and without breaking line ,
began jeering , hooting and hissing. The
cleiks paid no attention to the demonstra-
tlons , but kept at their work. Alter a five
miniiln halt , given to yelling and hooting ,
the march was taken up again , the procession
( leading south and matching , as It was sup
posed , toward the Northwestern freight
house on the south branch. At Klghtccnth
Mi eel the procession halted , but no demon-
Ftiatlon was made toward the North western'
houses. Ono of thu loaders of the procession
( aid : "We will soon have a band of music.
II Is to join us here at Klghtcenth street. Wo
will thnti march through the urlnclpal streets
of the city. All ot our men are
sober and quiet and will remain so. Wo will
notdlstmb any of the freight houses or any
men whom the roads may get to work for
them , If they can get any. There will bo no
dibtmbancos of any kind from our men , We
nro a gooil-natttroJ , law-abiding set of work
men. "
The situation at Iho freight houses of the
roads was this morning as It was anticipated
2iituay ; < It would bo. The blockade was al
most as complete as If there wine no
railroads at all , The freight Uouso of
the Foit Way no was closed up and' no
work was being done cither toward getting
Height In or out. At the Chlcaco & Alton
the situation was the same. At the Chicago ,
' liurlliiirton Jc about twenty-five-
cleiks from tlo | freight department and such
other muscular fellows M could bo drafted *
from desks In the different dcpirttncnts
were trundling trucks and rolling barrels and
sliding boxes along. The leader of the
strikers also said that the company hart a few
laborers at work at S3 per day. At the Mil
waukee & St. Paul depots the company had
about sixty new men at work , guardr.d by
about 200 police and special olllccrs. At the
Illinois Central tlio men were at work , not
having demanded the advance bcfoie noon
SoclnllstH Attempt to Destroy Prop ,
crty ntul Are Repulsed.
CHICAGO , May 3. Shortly alter 3 o'clock a
crowd of socialists and others had worked
themselves Into a frenzy of excitement nml
started yelling toward the McCormtck rraipnr
works , half a mile distant. The police were
Immediately telephoned for and BOOH ar
rived , and drawing revolvers Hrnd Indiscrim
inately into the crowd. The crowd scattered
In all directions , live who were wounded
being can led from the scene. No one Is repelled -
polled killed. The entire reserve force of the
city's police have been ordered to preseivd
order In the vicinity of the trouble.
The scene at the McCormlck works was
riotous In the extreme. By 4-ii ; at least 150
policemen had arrived on the ground or were
coming In patrol wagons within sight. By
this time tlio windows In the factory
had been riddled with bullets. Two of
the wagons while on the way to the scene
stopped to disperse a noisy and demonstra
tive crowd at the corner of Blue Island ave
nue and Lincoln street. The mob attacked
them with stones , but the oflleers jumped
from the wagons and by vigorous use of their
clubs soon sent the rioters Hying In all di-
reclions. They then turned and bovan driv
ing the noisy crowds out of the saloons In
the neighborhood , using their clubs Indis
Inside the fence of the McCormlck
woiks Oflleer ItiuTcrty had a very nar
row escape. A rioter who had got Inside
came up behind him and was aiming a
pistol at Ids hnad , not two feet away ,
when Lieutenant Sheppard struck him to
earth with his club , shivering it to pieces
with the. vigor of the blow.
At 5 o'clock the police were forming hol
low squall's , Inside ! of which they intend to
escort the McCormlck men beyond the mob's
reach. Soon afterward the police oscoited
McCormlck's men up beyond Twenty-second
street without trouble , except from an
lonal stone hurled from safe hiding places.
Konr men were found wounded with bullets.
Two of them ueio taken away in a patiol
wagon one shot tliroiuh 'tho hip and one
through tlio lea. There were many badly
damaged heads.
Olliccr Casey nearly suffered an ignominous
death at the bauds of the infuriated sodal-
I.stA Alter the great mob had been virtually
dispersed , Casey , with three other policemen ,
carried Joe \VoldIeK \ , one of thu wounited
strikers , to his home , JUa West Seventeenth
street. The patrol wagon was followed by
an angry crowd of Bohemians , who yelled
loudly for revenge for the wounds of their
fellow comrades. But whou the wagon
turned down Centre avunuo to
Seventeenth street the crowd
did not follow. In silence
they watched their countryman borne from
the wagon Into his home , and the olllccrs ,
alter laying Wcddlck upon tlio bed , left , with
the exception of Casey , who remained be
hind to get a report of the man's condition.
While Casey was talking to the wounded
man's wife of Weddlck's
, many sympathis
ers had pressed their way into tlio house.
The injured man was asked who shot him.
Evidently misunderstanding the question ,
Weddlek raised his hand and pointed at
Olliccr Casey. The crowd inside the house
wont into a frenzy. Seizing the ollicer , they
dragged him out upon tlio sidewalk. "Lj ncli
him ! lynch him ! " they cried , and
several of their number ran for ropes.
Casey , a man of powerful frame ,
was like an Infant hemmed In as lie was by
the mob , In the ensuing struggle ho received
fearful bruises and his clothing was nearly
torn from his body. A rope was brought
and ono end was made fast to a lamp post
directly in Iront of Weddick's door. At the
sight of tlio improvised scaffold the mob
shrieked with delight. Casey fought with
thu fury of desperation. As the crowd
pressed towards tlio gallows ho gathered all
his remaining strength and , dashing head
foremost from his assailants , jumped Into
the street , followed by hundreds , who at once
began tiring at him as ho ran.
lie was met by thu patrol wagon full of police
who , having hoard the tumult , were hurrying
to his assistance. Casey clambered into the
wagon and fell upon thu scat exhausted.
Tlio wagon was siiiTounded'In a moment by
Ids pursuers , but tat the sight of thu police
men's revolvers tliey quickly scattered. Casov
revived snlllclently to point out. among those
who were last to turn , ono of tlio crowd who
had been particularly olllciotis In bringing
tlio rope. Tlio man was arrested and im
mediately driven to the station. Ho gave his
name as Joseph Hess.
The wltnosMMof the struggle between the
pollcu and the socialists placed the number of
tlio latter who were wounded as being as
high as twelve. It is not thought any wore
killed outright , but the rapid.ty with which
the wounded were carried away by their
friends , and tlio secrecy maintained In regaid
to any connection willi the alfalr , make tlio
facts dlllicult to obtain. Joe Vostik Is prob
ably mortally wounded and may not survive
through the night.
During thu evening the following circular ,
printed in German and with nil Kiigllsh
translation appointed , was distributed broad
cast In many sections of the city :
"UIVISOKVoikingiiientoarnisl : : ! Your
masters sent out their blood hounds the po
lice. They killed six of your brothers at Mc-
Uornilck's this afternoon. They killed
tlio poor wretches , because they ,
like you , had the courage to dls-
ohoy thu supreme will of your bosses.
They killed them because they dared ask for
shortening the hours of toil. They killed
them to sliowypu , 'free American cit'/ens. '
that yon must bo satisfied and contented witli
whatever your bosses condescend to allow
you , or you will get killed. You have
tor years endured the most abject humlla-
tlon. You have for years suffered unutter
able Iniquities. You liavo worked yourself
to death. You liavo endured pangs of want
and hunger. Your children you have sacri
ficed to the factory lords In short , you have
been mlserablu and obedient slaves all those
years. Why ? To satisty the Ihsaliablo
irrcod , to till the coft'ers of your lazy thieving
masters. When yon ask them now
to loosen your burdens , they
send tliulr bloodhounds to shoot you
and to kill you. If you are men , and if you
are sons of your grandnlios who have shed
their blood to free you , then you will rise In
your nilt'ht mid destroy the hideous monster
who seeks to destroy you. To arms ! Wo
call you to arms ! Vouu BIIOTIIKCS.
1:45 : a. m. An armed and uniformed sen
try Is pacing up and down In front of the
1'Trst regiment armory. Inside the building
a special detail of militia is on guard to pre
vent any attempts at sacking thu armory's
stores of ammunition and I'uearms.
Tim Situation in Dotal ) .
CHICAGO , Maya. The largo freight depot
of the St. Paul railroad company ut the junc
tion of Union and Kln/.lo Rlrccts was early
the scene of curious crowds. Among thu
number were Iho striking freight handlers of
the road. Fiom the windows of the main
ollices appeared the heads of clerks and
other dcpaitment employes anxiously await
ing thu outcomo. Fifteen mtnutc-i bct'oio
seven a special train of three passenger
coaches and cnglno tan Into the yutds
and font teen special detectives of the
company In cltl/.en clothes and decorated
with stars appeared first , and following Ilium
marched > OU men brought In by the company
dllfuient points on Its line. Thev were at
once surrounded by strikers who urged them
in all manner ol ways not logo to work
and deprive them of their positions. There
was no wavering on the part of tlio new men ,
however , , and they entered the freight hotisej
In a body , Only the ordinary number of city
police were on duty and had no call for their
service. The strikers appeared dazed at llrst
at the size of the crowds' which had arrived
to support the company , and owing to this fact
possibly , offered no resistance. The Itadws
of thu strikers seeing that no Impicssion was
being miulo on thu now men called otf the
foreman and a hiirrlcd consultation was
held on thu nillroad truck near the Ireight
house. After a few moments parleying the
entire crowd marched In n body to the Bur
lington yanls for consultation and to obtain
possibly an enlargement of tholr forces.
Uroupsof Idle men hung around the yards ot
the Fort Wayne , Ilnrlliicton and Alton road ,
and up to 9 o'clock the o'liclal * of those com
panies had given no sign of their plan of ac
tion for the day.
The procession of frclcht handlers , after
passing tlio Alton and Burlington yardswent
south on Canal street to Klghtccntli street
and proceeded east to Michigan avenue and
then headed north. It was reported to the
notice headquarters that an attack on the Il
linois Central yards was contemplated , and a
squad of fifty pollcu was al ouco sent from
the central police station to the scene. The
marchers , however , turned to the left and
crossed Itush street brldze and then proceed
ed west toward the Northwestern and St.
Paul yards. No ovcit acls have been re
The procession of Milking frelitht
handlers , alter proceeding to the north
division of the city , visited the
freight yards of Milwaukee & St. Paul , and
induced a portion of the now squad of men
brought In by the railroad company from out
side thi ) city to Join them. The crowd as It
entered the St. Paul yards numbered from
three to live thousand and was somewhat
demonstrative , Two squads of police tir-
lived on the scone and effectually scattered
tlm crowd , allowing the new men to pioceed
with the work. It was the most exciting
event of the day. Tlio stilkcrs did not at
tempt to serion.sly oppose tlio police. Con
siderable Intimidation was exercised in tlio
Itimbei districts and several largo crowds
marched tlnoiigh the yards to prevent work.
All railroads nave freight houses open , hut
ore unable to transact only a limited amount
of business.
The lumber linns located In South Chicago
wore working as usual to-day ; In the lumber
districts prooer no work was being done A
large licet ot lumber-laden crafts are block
ing nn the river near the lumber exchange.
None of the cargoes will be bought or rail
roaded until the present difllcuUlcs are set
tled. It Is stated that upward of : WO moro
vessels with cargoes of lumber arc on their
way here. No change in the situntlon is an
ticipated before this' afternoon , At 1 o'clock
the committee of lumbermen meet and It is
then expected the committee from the strikers
will wail on them and make their demands.
The lumbermen decided they can make no
concessions and this answer will be given to
the strikers.
Four carloads of Imported men went to
work in thu western avenno freight house of
thu St. Paul road this morning. The great
factory of the Chicago malleable iron com
pany on tlio Twenty-sixth street near Blue
Island avenue , was entirely closed this mom-
ing. Nine hundred employes were on a
htrike. They make demands for eight
hours won ? at ton hours pay.
The Burlington freight houses were thrown
onon shortly alter 8 o'clock. ' Tlio company
had a full force of ono hundred men at work
taking all that could bo delivered. The bauds
employed aroevldeutly green. ( Snnrds were
kept at thu doors and no suspicious charac
ters were admitted. The strikers were scat
tered along Canal street , and discussed the
situation. AtStfOa piocession numbering
1,000 , composed of men from other roads
passed by. Tlier made no attempt to raid
the house , but contented themselves with
ycllhiR "scabs" and railing the men to comu
out. No banner or Hairs of any kind were
displayed. The procession passed soutlip.\rt
of the Burlington strikers joining , the ma-
iorltv remaining to keep watch over the
house. The new men came from various
points within tlio state and they are paid the
old scale of wages.
The Wabash railway officials this morning
sought thu protection oC the United States
authorities to enable them to move
freight. Deputy Marshal Ballard , who had
charge of a force ot deputies at East St.
Louis during the recent trouble , made a re
quest to Judge Blodgett for permission to
carry arms in this district , and requested to
have fifteen deputies selected from thcCrand
Army of the Republic sworn In. The Wabash
began hiring men this morning. Fifteen or
twenty were Imported from outside towns
and'fcet to work running trucks , guarded by
a squad of police. Nearly all the men were
at work at the Bock Island out-freight house
early this morning. Nineteen men in the
freight depot started to work , but were in
duced to leave by thu strikers.
A strike occurred this morning among tlio
sausage makers at the stock yards for eight
hours work nt ten hours pay. Nearly 7,009
men went out at 11 o'clock.
Before noon the Fall bank canning compa
ny agreed there should be no cut in the wages
of men working for less than two dollars a
day and all above that figure should get nine
hours pay for eight hours work. Morrlll also
agreed on the same basis.
Only half tlio men employed in MeCor-
mleU's reaper works went to their places in
tlio factory , the otheis staying out. The firm
immediately sent word they would glvo the
men ten hours' pay lor eight hours' work
until they found how the eight hour move
ment would como out.
l&TIio executive committee of lumber yard
owners were to have held a joint meeting to
day with representatives ot tholr UJ.OOO strik
ing employes to arrive at an understanding
upon the eight-hour question. At the ap
pointed hour the chairman of the strikers'
council announced to the employers that the
workmen hud not yet advised together sulll-
clentJy to enter into negotiations , and asked
a postponement until io-morrow. This was
readily granted. Both employers and work
men express the opinion that thu meeting
will bo a fruitless one , as each side Is seem
ingly moro determined than ever to main
tain Its position to thu utmost.
Nearly 1,00) ) airls , principally seamstresses ,
followed by 5'JO men , paraded thu streets to
day In support of thu eight-hour movement.
The girls were very much oxcltcd , and moved
along dancing and singing. They stopped
at the. shops of a number of employers and
commanded tlio girls to cease working and
join the procession , which , with the excep
tion of ono or two shops , was done. The
girls organized themselves , and detailed
squads to watch for deserters and secure con
Consldoinblo excitement was caused at
1:80 : this afternoon in thu vicinity of Wabnsh
avenim by the arrival of n crowd of two or
three hundred strikers. They announced
their intention of break ing into the tin man-
factory of Norton Bros. , and tried to force
their way In. The doors were narreil and the
pollen telephoned for , and came Irom tlio
Central station , marching down on thodoulilu
quick. On the appcar.mco of thu olllcers tlm
crowd dispersed and order was iwtored.
Lieutenant Shepherd was privately In
formed to-night about 7 o'clock that the
McCormlck works would bo llrcd nt midnight.
Ho at once bcgon making active and ostenta
tious I'ireparations for thu emergency. The
police olliclals bellevo that the knowledgu
that thu plot has been laid bare will tend to
prevent any attempt at Its consummation.
The trouble bet ween tlio employ Ing bruwors
and their several thousand men was settled
to-day. The brewers metacommitteoiromtliu
employes union and agreed to the demands of
thu men. Thu latter were not asking for an
eight-hour day. but for free beer and for a
number of minor concessions In regard to
Sunday work and the employment of non-
All the men In the employ of the Kuiiitnhlo
Uas Light it Fuel company between MO and
COO in number-have followed the fashion
and wore idle to-day , and the work of laying
pipes In Dearborn , Clark , Lake and other
Mrcels isutn standstill , Contractors say that
thu men do not know what they do want , tlio
whole thing having come about fiom thu
eight-hour movement.
The managers of all the railroads center
ing In Chicago held n meeting at the Bur
lington general offices to consider thu stilku
ot the freight handlers. An informal inter
change ot Ideas relative to the situation ,
finally culminated in thu adoption of a resolu
tion to thu eifect that the present condition of
business did not warrant compliance
with the men's demands. The roads pledge
themselves to act us a unit In the matter and
to resist all demands for shorter hours or ad
vance of wages , agreeing not to treat Indi
vidually or make concessions nut approved
by all.
A meeting to discuss the labor situation
was hold to-day , at which there were repro-
f curatives of every packing house In ttto city.
Some who on Saturday had been In favor ot
refusing every demand , and who
lavorcd thu closing of the houses
rather than to concede a single point , had
changed their minds and wciu satisfied some
airaneement should bo made to relieve the
piusent pressuie upon the business Interests ,
which wore being threatened vUtli do-
Btrutflon. They saw that' one linn
hud madu concessions , and that others
would probably do ' bo' or closd
up. Tor thi-be , . uuioug other reasons , the
mccllng decided to allow every packer to do
as ho pleases with reference to employment
and pay of his laborers In every
department. After the meeting adjourned
Mr. Armour and Mr. Michael Cudahy said
they had given Instruction to their foremen
to notify all their employes that they should
receive ten hours' pay for'elght hours' work.
It was also learned that alt oilier packing
houses would adopt the snmo rnlo at once.
The arrangement is tcmpoiary , but how long
It will operate no ono can tell and no
one seemed Inclined even to suzgest.
All packers have received this notice , and It
Is expected that houses which have not been
running will bo In operation to-morrow , pro
vided no new complications are discussed.
LA.TKU The threatened outbreak at Mo-
Cormlcks did not take place. A largo reserve
force Is held at the police stations , and to
morrow the men will go to work under police
Tito Switchmen's union , after a protracted
session to-night , resolved to go upon a
sti ike for eight hours with ten hours pay ,
ami to idd the freight handlers now
struggling for the same eml. The switchmen
on both divisions of the St. Paul road , and
the men on tho-Michigan Central and North
western , have already quit work. They will
probably be joined to-morrow by the switch
men of every other road eiitoilng the city.
Tlio Knights nT Ijabor Declare the
AVnr Over.
ST. Loui. ' , May 3. Saturday night Messrs.
Hayes , Bailey and Barry , of the executive
board of tlio Knights of Labor , met the con
gressional committee Informally , and the
meeting led to the result of the knights de
claring the strike off on May 4. The con
gressional committee adruiiscd a letter to the
general executive board of the Khlghts of
Labor , saying that testimony taken
proved tliat very serious losses had resulted
to the Interests of the entire
country through the strike , and without go
ing Into the merits of cither silo they ear
nestly requested the executive board to ad
vise , through the proper official channel , the
discontinuance of the strike and to leave the
question of which sldo was justified In its
action to the decision that public opinion
may form when tlio congressional committee
shall have completed its work. To this the
executive board replied as follows :
" ( < ixTin : > iix : Your communication was
placed before the ioint. executive board , and
the following resolutions wore adopted :
"I'esolved , " That the communication from
thu congressional committed and their re
quest be granted , tlio tlmu for calling the
strike off to bo left to tlio general executive
board. In view of the fact that the business
interests of the country are suffering , and
the Knights of Labor having the interests of
the whole people at heart , willingly comply
with the request of the nation's representa
tives and that of the citizen's committee of
bt. Louis , declare this strlku at an end , to
take effect Tuesday morning , May 4 , IS8I5.
"Trusting this action will meet with the ap
proval of the nubile and assist in bringing
capital and labor In close relationship. Wo
remain , verv truly yours
The following l a copy of the order issued
declaring the strike oil :
"Olllce of the Kxccntive Board , St. Louis ,
May : ! . To the members of District Assem
blies V7 , ' . , 101 , and of general assembly , anil
non-iii"iubersor persons affected by the pres
ent strll'o upon the ( lOiild southwestern .sys
tem of railways : Gentlemen On April 23
the citizens of St. Louis requested of this
board that in the Interests of the business
community of St. Louis and that of the
United States In general , the strike upon the
Gould southwestern system of railways , bo
declared at iin end.Vhllotlils request was
undei- consideration May 1 by the Joint
boards of district assemblies 17 , 03 and 101 ,
the committee appointed by congress to in
vestigate the cause ' of the trouble
between tlio railroad company and
Its employes , madu a similar request.
AVe have fully considered the matter and the
following conclusion has been arrived at :
That tfio matter be left In the hands of the
general executive board , they to set tliu time
and declare the strike at an end. Wo have
therefore selected Tuesday inonilnir , May 4 ,
1SST > , as the time when this striKu
shall end. You will make applica
tion to your former employers for
re-employment on the above date , May 4. By
order general executive board.
Signed , JOHN W. HAVKS.
Hayes said that to-moirow morning this or
der would bo obeyed by all the striking
knights , and that they would present them
selves for employment to the different rail
road companies.
IJralcomcn of tlio Wcfitcra Division
Tlo Up Freights.
CHKYKXXK , May 3. [ Special Telegram. ]
Upon the arrival of the first section of the
west bound passenger train last-evening at
Laramlo It was met by a delegation of the
Brotherhood of Brakcmcn , who stated to the
train men that upon order of the division at
that place a strike had been Inaugurated and
all the brakciuen were prohibited from going
out. This section of the train was composed
of emigrant cars. Part of them arc occupied by
Mormon immigrant ! ; . Some of the passengers
hold transportation to San Francisco , and
there was a hundred who were destined for
New Xealand and desired to reach San Fran
cisco Wednesday , as the steamer upon which
they were to take passage will leave Thurs
day. The second section of the train arrived
two hour's late , but was permitted to proceed
without any movement tending toward Inter
ference. This train carried tlio malls , bag
gage , express and first-class passengers.
All Iroight trains coming Into Laramlo were
stopped , but in a very quiet Incen
diary feeling being exhibited. By II o'clock
five freight trains ami two emigrant trains
were being held in the yard This morning ,
upon the arrival of the passenger train Irom
thu west , nothing nuw duvclopcd , and the
train was permitted to proceed. The lirst
Information of the strike was con
veyed to Cheyenne' by a telegram to
United States Marshal Carr last evening. lie
Immediately departed for Laramiu by special
train , and has sworn In ten deputies.
Freights arriving in this city from thu east
are stopped here. The passenger from tlio
cast went through with only the conductor.
Assistant General Superintendent Dickon-
son is here. All froi''htsarilvlng at Itawlins
are sidetracked. There nro no lears of
trouble yet. There are 150 men out ,
AVecillnsr Out Kvploslvcn. : , O. , May : ) . P. > ) , McGnlre ,
general secretary of il\n \ Brotherhood of
pontcrs and Joiners , whoso name heads the
list madu public in Pittsbiirg yesterday , was
interviewed to-day regarding the object of
the labor conference. Hu said : "There
Is no ground for sensational announcements
of a labor war or of a bitter struggle between
trade unions and tlio Knights of Labor , No
such thought entered our minds. The object
of the confcrenro is to devise plans for closer
union and submit the pa mo to thu general
olllccrs of the Knights' Labor for adoption.
It is hoped In this \yay both eiders
can enter Into a reciprocal agreement to woik
together without collision orantazonism and
without encroaching on thd authority of each.
For want of this agicemont difficulties have
cropped nn and will recur 'unless something
is done. There Is a certain raw , impatient
and Inexperienced eleme'nt'whieli 1ms recent
ly floated Into the labor movement mm is
hostile to the patient , conservative methods
of trades unions , and under the cover of
the Knights of Labor' and without authority
Irom that organization U pursues Its evil
work. It Is with n view to cjicckini : this
strife-breeding , anarchic element , anil to ar
rive at a harmonious understanding with the
Knights of Labor that thu cull Is issued , "
Lockout In "Washington-
WABiiiNaTO.VtMaya : A general lockout
began here to-day against the eight-hour de
mand of the unions of4 brick layers , hod-car
riers , btuno cutters , stone rlibbcisf painters ,
plumbers and caipentcrs , aggregating about
2,000 men. Thine aie not half as many men
locked out as was estimated on Sutuulay.
Many of thu bosses have conceded eight
.hour ; , nvitj } ' more would If Ihuy weiu not
f 01 ecu-to hold out by the master bulUtcis ,
who threaten to boycott these sub-contractors
by not taking estimates for work
from any of those who refuse to stand by
them In their resistance to the eight-hour
movement , llobbs estimates the number
locked out at from 1.000 to 1.200. The com
mittee on amalgamation of trades met this
morning and perfected a scheme for uniting
all the building trades. The committee was
appointed by district assembly , Knights of
Labor. Tlio committee mutually pledged
tliulr different organizations to stand fiutily
together. _
How It Works in lloston.
BOSTON , Stay 3. About twenty of the
largest carpenter firms of this city Imvo
yielded to the demand for eight hours , and
fifty have agreed to do as the balance may de
clare. About thirteen firms have offered to
proceed to the extent that nine hours shall
constitute a day's woik , but the offer has been
Three hundred plasterers tried to reach nn
agreement with the bosses. On meeting the
latter they found Instead of getting nlno
hours icgularly , as they expected , they were
to get nine hours on Satunlnv only , hence
they will strike. This is likely to involve
thousands of hod carriers and stone masons.
Tlic Sout Invest Strike.
ST. Louis , May 3. The chairman'of the
congressional investigating committee held a
conference yesterday afternoon with mem
bers of the general executive board of the
Knights of Labor , then called upon Hoxlo
and returned and conferred n second time
with the knights. Thu result of the confer
ences Is not positively known. Ills conll-
dentially expected tliu outcome will be the
end of the strike in the next thirty-six hours.
Milwaukee Mem Go Out ,
MII.WAUKIM : , May U. The 1.700 emnloyna
at the Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul lialt-
way company's shops atVest Milwaukee arc
out anil do not propose to go back until they
are granted eight hours' work at ten hours'
pay. After quitting work the men paraded
thu streets and secured converts. An attack
was made on the Bellanco Iron works which ,
tor a while , were defended by thosu inside.
The doors were forced open and a hand-to-
hand light ensued. At this juncture a squad
of police arrived and the crowd was lorced to
disperse. _ _ _
Car Oilfillers Strike.
Divrr.orr , Mich. , May 3. This afternoon
1,000 men employed In the shops of the
Michigan Car company quit work. There
seemed to bo no organization. There was
some liitlc confusion about the demands ,
but It all amounted to loss work for the same
pay. Some wanted nine and others eight
hours' ' . A demand
work for ten hours' wages.
mand was also made for the reinstatement of
1'i" ) men who were discharged Saturday. A
general refusal was returned for the present.
The men were quiet at last reports.
Factories Start Up.
Dr.-rnoiT. May 3. The evening Journal's
Grand llaplds ( Mich. ) special says : "Tho fur-
nltttro tactories , with two exceptions , started
ii ) ) this morning with full forces of men. A
mob of fifty foreigners attempted to force
stisiiension of work on the Bridge street grade ,
and had a lively scrimmage. Thu police
quelled the riot. Four agitators were ar
rested forjnciting riot and placed In jail. "
Eight Hours Work on Garllchl's Mon
CI.IVEI.A.JTI > , May a. The stone masons
throughout the city have demanded that they
bo nut on the eight-hour plan. Tlio men en
gaged on the Garflcld monument quit work
this , morning and asked thu contractor for
olght-'hours and SlWi per day. Hu was'
agreeable to the proposition and the men will
return to work to-morrow.
Klglit Hours Granted.
SAX FitANcisro , Gal. , May 3. The eight
hour system , with eight hours' pay , went into
effect hero to-day in a number of furniture
factories and cigar shops. No trouble oc
Tlilrty-flvc Ilumlrcil out at Pittsburgh.
PiTTsnunn , May 3. Strikes were in
augurated this morning fora reduction of a
day's work Irom ten to eight hours , by stone
masons , carpenters and plasterers. About
1 , 00 men are out. The number of men in
this city on a strike is estimated at 3,000.
. Hours anil an Advance.
PIIII.ADKMUIIA , May 3. Seven hundred
cabinet makers in forty-six shops went to
work this morning on the now schedule of
eight hours' work per day , and In some cases
an Increasoof wages ranging Irom 10 to 31
percent. Three ( hundred men fiom sixteen
shops remain out.
KoHiimcd Operations.
ST. Loris , May 3. The Vulcan Iron works
at Carondalet resumed operations this mornIng -
Ing giving , employment to 000 men.
Iroiifi Still Hot.
ST. Louis , May 4. A statement made to
the effect that Irons has been expelled from
the Knights of Labor has been denied by
Irons. _ _
The Appropriation Dili.
WASIII.VOTO.V , Amy : t. The following Is a
statonient of the present position of the < , *
nlar annual appropilatlon bills : Five , the
gcneial deliclency , legislative , sundry civil ,
naval and foitllication bills Imvo not been
reported from the committees In which they
originated. Threu to-wlt , tlio military acad
emy , consular and diplomatic and army ap
propriation bills aiu upon tliu house calen
dar. Thu river and harbor bill is unlinlshcd
business in committee of the whole. Three
the pension , district of Columbia and agri
cultural bills have passed the hoti o and are
before the senate commltteu.'on iappioprla-
tlons. The postolllco bill is before thu sen-
atu and thu Indian bill has passed both
Killed by Nltro-Glyccrlnc.
PIKOI.U , Cahi. , May 3. The nltro-glycerlno
house of the California Powder works , a
.short distance from hurt' , was blown to atoms
this afternoon by the explosion of 1,300 ,
pounds of nltro-glycerlnu , which It con
tained. Three Chinese and Andrew Ander
son , white , were killed. Thu accident Is bo-
1 laved to have been c.iused by a Chinaman.
whilocngagcd In an altercation with ono of
his countrymen , dropping a bucketful of nl-
tro-glycorino , which exploded trom the con
Ilass Hull Games Yesterday.
The following Is the result of the various
games of base ball playoJ by the leading
clubs ot the country :
At Washington Washtngtons 13 , Bostons
At Pittsbiirg Pittsburgs 7 , St. Louis
Browns ( ! .
At Now York-Baltlmores 10 , Metropoli
tans ! > .
At Philadelphia-New Yorks 3 , Philadul-
phlas n ,
At Kansas City Kansas Cltys 4 , Dctrolts
At St. Louls-St. Louis 3 , Chlcasos 7.
WASHINGTON , Mays. The senate confirm
ed the following nominations to-day : J. S.
AIcFarland , register of land office , Huron ,
Dak. ; United States attorney. John D.Bur
nett. Alabama , lor the southern district of
Alabama , vice George M , Duskln ; post
masters : N. P. Kortll , Wairen III. ; W. T.
Dowdale , Peorla , III. ; 0. A. Ilartmann , Col-
linsvillu , 111. ; A. J. Kcddlck. LaSalle , 111. ;
K. K. Wagoner , Shelbyvlllu , 111.
To Cut on1 Commissions ,
WASHINOTON , May 3. Mr. Morrison to
day Introduced In the house a bill riicpaicd
at the treasury department designed to glvo
effect to thu act cutting off the commissions
of 'internal leventio collectors on taxes col
lected on dibtllled spirit. * which act , the eu-
pi emu com t recently held , did uot accom
plish the put pose intended.
The Eoport That Secretary Manning 'Hail '
Simply a Stock Jobbing Scbomo.
Probability Thai. Morrison's Kill Will
llo Held Over Till tlio Next
Mcsslon News From tlio
Nation's Capital.
Manning Will Not Resign.
WASHINGTON' , May a [ Special Tele
gram. ] Karly this morn I UK a dispatch cnino
over thu "ticker" from Wall street , Newt
Yolk , announcing that Secretary Manning
had resigned , mid tint August Delmont had
been appointed to succeed him. Of conrsu
tlila plcco of news went like wild-lire and
caused excitement , but It WAS at ouco author
itatively denied. The whole matter was a
stockbroklng scheme , anil played Its part for
the day. The true state ot affairs nro that
Mr. Manning has not thought of resigning.
When tlio president visited him tlio llrst
time , not a word Was said about resigning ,
or Indeed was business talked about. On Sat
urday the president went again , and ho re-
maikcd that hu hoped he wuuld soon see
Mr. Manning at the cabinet table.
Mantilnc smiled and said ho wished to bo
back again , for ho was very tired of this In
action. Nothing was said In relation to re
signing , nor dues Mr. Manning Intend to.
lie Is very anxious to gel back to Ills desk ,
and thinks he is better than ho Is. Hu Is not
a well man , only convalescent , nml that slow.
His doctors are still anxious about him , but
with lest and care ho will bo able to resume
his duties In a few mouths. llcAvlll go away
before ho returns to his desk. Falrchlld Is
getting along very well as acting secretary ,
and so there Is no need of Manning's imme
diate presence.
Tin : TAIIIKK nii.r. .
There Is a growing belief that the tariff
bill will go over until the nnxl session. Very
grave doubts about the possibility of getting
it through tlio housw have caused its iriends
to hesitate about pushing it. There are 100
members registered for " .speeches on it. It
will bo impossible to get in moro than four
set speeches In a day , so the geneial discussion -
sion would take twenty-live days. As there
are but lour days In a week that
can bo devoted to general leg-
islatlon , tliis would lake six weeks of
bteadv speech making. Then the bill
would have to ue considered by suctions , and
tills would take about as much longer , which
means between two and threu months If the
hill is undertaken. Then , too , Ihero nro
doubts In tlio minds ol'so mo of the people
about tlio propriety of entering upon tarlll
discussion just in the face of Hie coming con
gressional campaign
The friends of the Dos Moincs riyer land
bill , who have been threatening to try to pass
the same over the president's veto , are a
good deal discouraged over tlio outlook and
they liavo pretty carefully canvassed the
.senate and think tlio chances ot Us passage
rather slim.
; xr.miA.sicANS roil POSTAL Tii.RniiAi ; > nv.
Itepresoiitativo .Laird introduced in the
house to-day a petition signed by a large
number of citizens of Fairbury , Jelferson
county. Neb. , in favor of postal telegraphy.
iThtj'pctltlouers say that "all-tho towns-awl
citles'of oiir land "slfould bo connected b'y tel
egraph , and that thu prompt and speedy
sending , receiving and delivery of messages ,
at the least possible cost to tlio sender , has
become a public necessity ; ! that the tele
graphic service of this country
is now performed bv private cor
porations , who use the rights and
powers granted for enriching themselves and :
not lor the l-.ennlll.of the mimic ; that tlioy do
not perform the business Intrusted to them
will ) promptness and dispatch ; that they at
tempt to the amount of damages occur- '
ing from their negligence by a lorced con
tract ; that they charge exorbitant lees for
services performed , and that they exercise
the right of eminent domain , which power or
right should only be exorcised by tint puonlc
in their cornorato capacity and not bo dele
gated to privatepersons. . "
HII.I.S l.VlltomtCEI ) 1IV IOWANS.
Iowa members introduced bills in the
house to-diiy as follows :
By Mr.Conger To correct the military rec
ord of George Harmon ; pensioning .Mis.
Mary M. Gillham.
Bv Mr. Henderson To pension Alexander
J. Colllnss : to con tor jurisdiction on the
court of claims for the claim of William An
derson. Svduey , Fremont county.
lly Mr. Holmes To rcmovo tlio charge of
desertion against the military rccoid of
James H. Ca.ssidy.
I'oii iMi-iioviNo TIIK MiBsoritr.
Senator Allison introduced in tlio senate
to-day resolution ? ) adopted by the bioux City
Jobbers and Manufacturers' association
heartily favoring the improvement of the
upper Missouri river and strongly piotostlng
against the reduction of tUo appiopriatlou by
tlio liousa committee on rivers and haibors
from SN'0,000 ' , ns recommended by tlio gov
ernment engineers , to SU,000 : also a resolu
tion adopted by same association praying for
the passage of a law io tax the manufacture
and sale of Imitations of butler and cheese.
V. HarriiiL'ton , of Iowa , a SL' 00 clerk in
the olhcu of tliosocond amlltorof thetieasiiry
department , lias been dismissed for otl'ciiblvo
State Senator O. M. Harretr , ot Sheldon ,
Iowa , and State Senator J. J , Itydcr , of Vin-
ton , Iowa , aiuhero.
Major. ) . Fred Myors , editor of tlio
son Kevlow , who was Mieceeded as postmas
ter by Keith , whose nomination the presi
dent recently rejected , is in town. Myers
says ho was called heie to consult with thu
pieslde.ut relative to the appointment of a
successor to Keith , but tlio president to-day
appointed John taeaiuan without consulting
Tin : T.AW coMi'MKn WITH o.vni : .
Tlio pnujtlco of the administration has
been to leave in olllco nil of the appointees
that have been rejected by Iho senate , some
twelve in number so far. Tlio law requires
llui president , "as soon as practicable. " to
nomlnato another person in place of the one
who has been rejected. Hut to-day was the
first tlmo that ho has done so. Ho had sent
to the senate the name of John Seaman to
bo post master at Dmilson. Iowa , in place of
the man who was lejected last week.
POH'i'l'-NlNT-JI CO.N'GlliiSa.
WASHINGTON , May 8. After Important
business , the postofllco appropriation WAS
taken up and Mr. Vest proceeded to speak
upon Iho amendment appropriating SbOO.OOO'
for the transportation of foreign malls. He
maintained that the provisions would prove
destructive to the merchant marine. It was
now pioposed to change the existing statute ,
which permits competition , and substitute
In Its piaeo a dni'laratlon that none but
Amcilcan steamship. ; shall entry thu malls.
To-day , ho bald , \vo \ have but two routes
upon which tficro arc more than one line of.
.steamships-one liom Kan Francisco to the
east and ono fiom New Voile to Havana.
No competition could coniu except upon
those two lines , lie cited .statistics
to show that In lei-cat years wo
have paid four times as much to
American steamships as to those of oilier
countries for the tranportatlon of foielgn
malls , yet our merchant marine and our navy
had steadily dwindled away. Mr , Voat went
Into the subject of the domestic manutacUiic
ot ships at considerable length , giving stalls *
tics tending to suppoit his position. Ho com *
pared the merchant marine and the navy of
the United States to thoio of oilier countries
In u way most unllattcrlng to Iho former , and
declared the piesuut conr&o being pursued
was leading to Its destruction. Mr. vest Mild
he would icpral our Infamous navigation
laws. No other civilized nation had such
laws , lie would aUo leform the tariff and
placy it on a lovunuo b.xsls so as not to handi
cap" ono man for the ndvar.tugo of another.
I'.ustla , ingalU and Ool'iultt ' also
joined actively In Iho debate , Iho latter op
posing tlio amendment energetically.
After nn executive session the senalo ad
journed. _
WASHINGTON , Mayit. Mr. Wellborn sub
mitted a conference report on the Indian
appropriation bill and It was adopted ,
Mr. Morrison called np the icsolntlon re
ported by him from the committee on rnloi
on Saturday , providing that on and after
May 10 , the sessions of tlio house shall bo
from 11 a. in. till 0 p. in. , and after ilcbato It
was adopted.
The following bills wore Introduced and
referred :
By linker of Now Yoik-Kstabllshliie the
territory of Noith Dakota.
Uy Weaver of Nebraska Preamble and
resolution Ironically smtgestlnir that It re
quires a high degree of ' intelligence to dls-
nliarKO tlio functions of a member of a
committee appointed to atteml the re
mains of a deceased member to Iho
place of burial , and providing for
tlio appointment uf a standing graveyard
committee , which shall bo composed of such
statesmen as the record discloses have shown
tlio highest degieo of ability In lodging the
do.ul weight ot an objection to tlio considera
tion of unobjectionable legislation ; said com
mit let ) to have leave to sit during tlio session
of the house , hut without power to object at
the grave to the Interment of the corpse.
On motion of Mr. Ilmuler.son of Iowa the
rules were suspended unit the bill was passcit
ixppropilatmgSliVVXH ) for the repair and en
largement of the public building at DCS
Molnes , Iowa. ,
Ad join tied.
Tlio Various Routes ns Iiut by the
PoiitofUoo Depart moil t. ,
WAHHIXOTON , May ' . ' . ( Special. ] The
postotllee department has entered Into con
tracts for carrying the malls on the star ,
mall routes in Nebraska from July 1,1880. to I
Juno 30,1SW , as follows : ,
Fiom Nelnaska City , by Paul ami Julian , I'
to Brock , 'M miles and back , twice a week-n
leavu Nebraska City Tuesday and Saturday.I I
at 0 a. m. , arrive at Brock by 12 m , ; leave
Brock Tuesday and Saturday at In. in. ; ar
rive at Nebraska City by 7 p. in. Contractor ,
B. W. llcedy , of Windsor , Mo. , at SU59 a
From Wahoo , by Ithaca and
Veda , 10 miles and back , twice a WCCK.
Leave Wahoo Tuesday and Saturday at 80.f
m. , arrive at Veda by 12 in. ; leave Veda'
Tuesday and Saturday at 1 p. m. , arrlvo at
Wahoo bv 5 p. m. Contractor , John L.
Jones , of London. Ky. , at $ ur a year.
From Bertram ! to Tracyvllle , 3 miles and ,
back , twice a week. Leave Bcrliand Tues
day and Saturday at 11:15 : a. m. , arrive at
Tracyvllle by IS in. ; leavuTraeyvllleTues
day and Saturday at 12:15 : p. in. , arrlvu at
Bertram ! by 1 n. m. , or In close connection
with railway malls. Contractor , J. D. Smith ,
of London , Ky. , at 800 a year.
From Hayes to Blair , 10 miles and back ,
twice a week Leave Hayes Tuesday anil
Satunltt. , at 10 a. m. ; arrive at Blair al 13 m , ; '
leave Blair Tuesday and Saturday at 1 p. in. ;
arrlvu at Hayes at 3 p. m. Contractor ,
John L. Jones , at SI IS a year.
From Hooper , by Swabtirg , Argo. Aider
Grove , Admah , Vacuum and Fletcher , to
Herman , ' * > ' miles and badethreo times a
week Leavu Hooper Monday , Wednesday
and Friday at 7 a. m. : arrlvu al Herman at-I
i ) . m. ; leave Herman Tuesday , Thursday and
Saturday at 7 a. m. ; arrive nt Hooper by 4
p. m. Contractor , B.V. \ . Beedy. at S5ii8.
From O'Connor to Summit , 12 miles and
back once a week Leave O'Connor Saturday
at' ' ) a. m. ; arrive at Summit at 12 m. ; leave
Summit Satuulay at 1 p. in. ; arrive at O'Con
nor at 4 p. m. Contractor , J. D. Smith , at S70.
From Fremont , by Fowler , ( n. o. ) , to Elfc
City , 13 miles and back , once a week Leave
Fremont Saturday at i ) a. m. ; ni rlvn at Elk
City at 12m. ; leave Klk City Saturday at 1
iLini. ; nrrivcmt Prcmont'nt 4 p. ni. Contrac
tor , John L. Jonusat , Sb5.
I'rom Fairbtiry to Kcstcrson , ! miles and
baclt , six times a week Leave Falibury
daily , except Sunday , at 11 a. m , ; arrlvo at
Kesterson at 12 m. ; leave Kestcrson dally , ex
cept Sunday , at 1 p. m. ; arrive at Fairburv at
a.p. ii ) . , or in close connection with railway
malls. Contractor , Daniel T. Mortimer ,
'Fall-bury , Neb. , at 150.
From Bcrtraml to Axelson , 5 miles and
back , three times a" week Leave Bertram !
Tuesday , Thiirdayand Saturday , at 10:45 : a.
m. ; arrlvo at Axelson at 12 m. ; leave Axclson
{ Tuesday , Thursday and Saturday at 12:45 : p.
m. ; arrive at Beitrand nt 2 p. m. , or In close
connection with railway malls. Contractor ,
J. D. Smith , nt SIM.
From Bcnklermiu , by Nnil ( n. o. ) , Imperial
and Tyu'he , to Ogalhila , 85 miles and back ,
once a week Leave Benkleman Wednesday
at 0 a. in. : arrive at Ogiillala Thursday at 1 ! )
m. : leave Oitnllala Friday at 0 a. m. : arrive
at Bunklcman Saturday at 12 m. Contractor ,
Joel Hale , Plaiikingiou , Dak. , at 8171.
From Long Pine , by Ingallstown ( n. o. ) , "
Carlisle ( n. o. ) , and Butka ( n. o. ; , to Willow
Springs , 70 miles and back , once a week-
Leave Long Pine Thursday at 0 a. in. ; arrive
nt Willow Springs Fridav at 12 m. ; leave
Willow Springs Friday at 1 p. in. ; arrlvo at
Long Pine Saturday at 0 p. m. Contractor.
J. D. Smith , at 8248.
From Valentine to Plcre.y's Itancho ( n. o , ) ,
10 miles and back , once a week Leave Val
entino Friday at 7 a. m. ; arrive at Plorcy's
Banchu at 5 p. m. ; leave Plercy's Uancno
Saturday at 7 a. m. ; arrive at Valentino by 5
p. m. Contractor , W. II. Owens , Sedalla ,
Mo. , at 6107.
From Hay Spring ? , by Ingomar. toSandoz ,
17 miles and back , once a week Leave Hay
Springs Satuiday at 7:4fi : n. m. ; arrlvo at
Simdoy. by 12 in. ; Leavu Siindo/ Saturday at
lp. m. ; arrive at Hay Spilngs by 0:15 p. nu
Contractor , Joel Hale , atSlW.
From Hay Springs , by Alcove and MIrage ,
to Box Biitte , 2S miles and back , once a week
Leavu Hav Springs Friday al Ma. m. ; ar
rive at Box Buttu by 3 p. m. : leavu Box Butte
Saturday at 7 a. m. ; arrive at Hay Springs by
2 p. m. Contractor , John L. Jones- 8103.
The Indian Ontrr. OH.
WASHINGTON , May 3. Tno adjutant gen-1
eral has received the following dispatch from
General Miles , dated Benson , Arm/ April 0 :
Confirmed reports from Calabassas and
Nogalcs state that three persons were killed
about ten miles noith of thu lino. Very seri
ous depredations have been commuted south
of thu boundary In So nora. many person.- ) be
ing killed ami others driven out. coming up
on the Sonora railroad to Arizona territory.
Both Mexican and United Status troops
have been actively pursuing. Ono
Mexican and a white man Mtikuit
by the Indians have bemi killed.
As fast as possible troops are being placed
wheio they will lie likely to Intercept thp
hostiles should they attempt to move nuUli ,
The balance will keep as close to ( icroinlno's
camp as possible , wherever they , , may go ,
Tlmdllllciilty with thu Navajos lui J. think ,
been satisfactorily settled and tioops placed
In fhu vicinity of thu tlueatuned district.
Thu Mesealcros are repotted well disposed
and at woik. _
The National Mortality Rccortl ,
WASIIIXOTON , Mny3. Thu rcpJrt of Dr.
Billings , surgeon of the Uultcd States army ,
on mortality and vital statistlps of the I
United Slates as returned fiom [ the tenth
con fins , has been lecolved by IIiu secretary of
thu Interior. It says : The total population.
In ISM ) wasCO.IM.Tb.S , an Incieasoln ten years
of 1EW,412. ! Of this Incicaso iiSI,210 , per
annum may betaken as duo to Immigration ,
tlio total number of Immigrants lor ten years
being 2tjl2lt l. This makes the mcntTannual
Ineieasc , due to excess ot births overfdcaths.
878,5- J. Thu mean annual birth nie ! lortho
United Slatu'j is given as M per 1,000.It ap-
pcaiB fiom data picsonted In Urn icport'tlmt
the United States as a whole , during the cen
sus year , had u comparatively low death rate
and high hit th rule , Thu death rate Is shown
lo have bui-n higher in Iliu criforud than In
thu white population ; in the foreign clement
than In tlunvhlles of Ameilcaii
In cities than In ruial district. ' .
Murder and Sulcido.
DinnoiT , Mich. , May H. Tlio Kvenlng . , „
Journnl's Tilenslia ; ( Midi. ) spoclal suys ; ,
Itanody Slield. T.J years old. : n wealthy
lilonee.r of | tills section , living a lullo .
and a half east of heu > , killed his ) \fo | wltli /
an axe and cut his own throat \vljh a Uizor.
The.rauseof the tragedy Is sild to lie domes
tic tioubleo ,
fur. Noliahl.i ) : ( ,
' Ft-r .SVbraikn l.opal rains , lolJinvtal \Jf \
fair weather ; cooler 'auilhcrly windtJV" | "