The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, July 12, 1894, Image 1

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    All the news of
the strike in
Agents should
order extra
copies at once,
Master Workmaa Soiereign
Fails to Paralyze All
Trains Are Coving and Business Is Booming
at the Stock Yards.
Indictments Brought Against Riotous
Strikers It Is Hinted That Actions
of the Railway Managers' Associa
tion Will Also Be Investigated.
Quiet ReiRns About the City, and
Troops Have Little to Do-Citizens
Display Patriotic Emblems and
Places of Business Are Gaily Dec
oratedThe Limited Response to
Sovereign's Manifesto Is Taken
as an Indication That the Crisis
Has Been Passed Encougaging
Reports Elsewhere.
Chicago, July 11.
TEE most important developments
in the labor situation daring the
pnst twenty-four hours is the nu
nonncwinent urnd tonight from
tl'.s headquarters of the American Rail
Way Union that a determined effort is
to be made to invoke the federal laws
against the members of the General
S auagers' Association, and that, with
tl is end in view, a conference will be
bdd tomorrow between W. W. Irwin,
or Minneapolis, tbe principal counsel
ft r tbe men arrested 'for participation
If tbe Homestead riots, aud a number
o." local attorneys who tiave made the
li ws of the United States relative to a
lczal combination and conspiracy a
lecial study.
Mr. Irwin, 10 it is authoritatively
stated, is now on bis way to Chicago iu
company with a prominent meinour of
ti.e Knights of Laiior wbo was sent this city in order to enlist his cer
vices in behalf of tbe union. This
move on bobalf of tbe striking element
receives additional weight from the
general impression that , prevailed
around tbe federal court section of the
government building today, and which
was tentatively indorsed by Jul tie
Grossccp and District Attorney Mit
el riat, that Justice would be meted out
impartially to all violators of the fed
eral statutes, whether they were rail
road presidents or railroad brakemen.
When Judge Grosscup was asked to
day whether tbe special (rand jury
was impaneled simply to inquire into
the offenses of the employes or whether
It was within Its scops to inquire into
probable violations of the law by mil
road malingers, Judge Gross cup signifi
ciintly replied that be bad no doubt
that when the body should have fin
Isiied the particular matter it is now
li vestigating, it would turn its atten
tion to others who may have vio
lated the law, and that it would so
v iden the scope of its inquiry as to in
clude all persons who may have inter
fered with or obstructed state com
rierce or the United States mails in any
way or by any means. This reply is
regarded as a diplomatic hintso framed
not to violate the judicial dignity
ti: wt tbe grand jury has only commenced
Its work aud that it may be sealed to
c nidder the question as to
whether or not railroad mami
g-rs have committed any offense
f ringing tbera within tbe pale of the
statutes tbat have been invoked against
the leaders of tbe strike. It is known,
moreover, tbat this question was very
vigorously debated in tbe session of
H e grand jnry yesterday tbat preceded
tho return of tbe true . bills against
LAis and bis associates, and that at
least two of the body insisted vigorous
ly that George M. Pullman himself
Ihonld be included in the lndiotment.
Counsel for the strikers, as well as
11 r. Dili sand his colleagues, are secret
concerning the actual grounds upon
which process will be sought against
those whom they characterize as their
"opponents" in a general way, how
ever, tbe claim is made that tbe oh
itruction of the United States mails
and the interruption toiotsr-state com
merce has been dae, quite as much to
the general inauagers.HS to the men re
sponsible for the ordering of tbe strike,
snd tbat while it is trne that the bovcott
whs ordered, it is also true that the
general managers agreed among them
it Ives tbat no trains should he run on
sny of the roads until all had gained
Ibe points in dispute, and that, as a
consequence, many roads that were in
Dlined to deal direct with their em
ployes, and thus bring nbont a resump
tion of tbe trnfHo on their own lines,
were whipped in:o tbe traces.
The indictments returned yesterday
against tbe union men, were, it is tin
3' ritood, based almost entirely upon
the contents of certain telegrams tbat
l telegraph company was com
pelled to produce, and a charge
is made, and tbis form a por
tion of tbe statemeut to be made by the
federal authorities in behalf of the ar
rested men, tbat another enforcement
of a similar order will bring to light
telegrams sent out by tbe gen
eral managers' association, that on
tlitiir face points to legal methods, if
ny sucb methods bavs existed, as
the dispatches which wore produced
. before tbe grand jnry yesterday. These
ire tbe straws, as they come from the
' .linkers' headquarters, but which have
' not been embodied in an official state
ment, Tbe members of the general
managers' association claim tbat they
aro willing that their every action
should bo titoronghly and impartially
investigated. They contend that thy
were not the aggressors, that the fight
was forced.
It is on them and not by tnem, and
that they have done nothing more than
to protect to tbo best of their ability
the propurty over which thev hav
control. They have neither violated
the statutes relating to the transporta
tion of United States mails or those
governing interstate commerce, but
from beginning to end they bave sim
ply acted on the defensive with the aid
and succor that bas been affords 1 by
tbe United States government.
Peace and quiet were mamtaiued
throughout the city today. It was a
welcome relief from the tension of yes
terday, and especially in view of the
fears that bad been entered that the
general tie-up ordered by the various
trades might result in filling the streets
with sympathetic strikers and serious
disorders bein possibly provoked.
There were fewer white riubons to
be seen today and ten timos as many
patriotic emblems. Many banks and
other institutions and buildings, not
content with hoisting the Stars and
Siripes on their fronts, decorated their
grouud fl or fronts with monster flags.
Tbe military encampments on the lake
front and at the government building
attracted large crowds, but they were
eminently good nnturod nnd chatted
socially and with heartiness with tbe
the regulars tbut were off duty aud
mixed with them.
At the stock yards the blockade was
effectually broken. Business was re
sumed on every road and all was hustle
and bustle in tbe miles of pens along
the tracks. The fust incoming cattle
train iu two weeks steamed into the
yards at daybreak and by 4 o'clock
sixty-nine cars of live stock were
brought in by the Darlington, forty by
the Northwestern and fifty by the
Santa Fe. Tne military was on guard
at every important point, but there was
no need of its servicss.
For the twenty-four hours euding
this evening not a single lire or police
ulartn was turned in from the district
and Polica C plain O'Neill, who is in
command 6f tue district, officially re
ports that tbe polio) are iu full com
mand of the situation, and that there
uppears to be no further use for the
troops. At tbe same time any attempt
to withdraw the 1 itter will be met by
the general opposition of the packers
aud other bnaiuaes interests and even if
present conditions should continue for
several days to Come, it will be re
garded as necessary to hold the mili
tary in reserve.
The anticipated tie-up of business, a
result of the sympathetic strike order
issued by the representatives of the al
ii! trades and the appeal of the
Knights of Labor of Mr. Sovereign did
not materializa to any visible extent.
Tbe most radical reports keep tbe total
that has so far responded within la, 000,
while conservative estimates do not go
much behind that number. It is
claimed, however, thst many of the
unions are so situated that they cannot
Bhut down at a day or an. hour's notice
and tbat the full effect of the tie-up
will not be apparent before the end of
tbe week.
Considerable discouragement was ex
pressed over tbe reports from other
large cities that Mr. Sovereign's app al
had met with but a limited response
and fears were expressed that this
tniitht induce President Gompers and
the executivo officers of the American
Federation of Labor who will assemble
here tomorrow, to take a more conser
vative course than has been expected at
their hunds.
When the federal grand jury ad
journed this evening, after two ses.
sions occupying iu the aggregate about
six hours, District Attorney Milchrist
was banded fifteen indictments that
represented the work of the afternoon
session. Judge Grosscup, however, bad
left court for the day and tht indict
ments cannot therefore be formally re
turned until tomorrow.
The names of tbe defendants were
not made public, but it was stated that
no prominent labor leaders were in
volved but that tbe trne bills affected
the men arrested at Blue Island and at
points on tbe Pan Handle, Lake Shore
and Rock Island tracks wbo partici
pated in tbe disorders of last week.
Some seventeen men concerned in the
burning of ears and stnniug of trains
in the earlier pirt of tbe trouble were
brought in by deputy marshals and es
corts of military during the day, but
most of the number were released on
small bail.
United States Marshal Arnold today
rednoed his force by 800 raon. These
were withdrawn from ontlyiug points
where no further necessity exists for
their service.
The situation tonight is that of an
armed trnce. The railroad men, by
watohing every move of their adver
saries, say that they are satisfied with
tbe situation and that their policy is
absolutely "no surrender," The union
officers and directors also profess to be
tqaally satisfied and adopt the same
Esch side is waiting for the other
one's move, while the public also is
waiting and wondering how long this
condition of affairs can possibly con
tinue. Meanwhile, with a sufficient
force of military to command the situ
ation, lmuinuity from serious riot or
disorder may be regarded as literally
THE GOVERNMENT IS JUST. and Mall Belong-In? to Deb Or
dered Beturned by Oeneral Olney.
Wahington, July 11. The action of
Judge U-rosscup in Chicago today iu
directing that Debs' papers aeizsd last
night be returned him was the result
of a telegram sent to Special Assistant
Attorney Walker. Attorney General
Olney, npon reading the Uuited Press
dispatch of tbe seizure, immediately
indicted this telegram, took it over to
the president at the white house aud
filed it himself by 11 o'clock. It reads:
Dkpartmknt op Justice, I
VabminT(jn, D. u., July U. f
Edwin Walker, counsellor at law, Chicago:
Seizure of Debs's papers, If not accord
ing to law, should be publicly disavowed
and papers nt once returned. Even if
Beizure, strictly aud technically lawful,
papers should be returned. The gov
ernment in enforcing tbe law can
not afford to be itself lawless,
nor even if they be within its
strict right, should measures bo resorted
to which are unusual ami come danger
ously near invasion of porsonal rights.
The government is too strong and its cause
too righteous to warrant or require any
thing of that nature, l'lense wire at onco
what has taken ptaco and what is done iu
pursuance of these instruction.
(Signed) Oi.Nitr, Attorney General.
Qrand Master Workman Sovereign Con
ftra with tbe A. K. U Officials.
CmCAtio, July 11. American Rail
way nn ion official:) were busy today
conferring witn Grand Master Sov
ereign and Executive Committeeman
Kinney, of the Knights of Labor, and
the local chiefs of the trades unions.
A decisivo plan of oampaign was
mapped out, aud in substance tbe re
sult of the meeting was a general and
positive agreemeut to call out every
laboring wan in the city und country,
if possible.
The general strike which began to
day was not as complete as expected in
some quarters. As bas been foreshad
owed in these dispatches tho aotion of
the committee attending the meeting
Sunday night, while unanimous in
sentiment, was not so iu fact, ns a
number of the committees have not re
ceived the proper instructions, or the
actual power to strike.
Grand Master Workman Sovereign
had received no oflkial reports from
tho Knights of Labor assJiublies to
night of actual strikes and the major
ity of the messages received by nim
announced that meetiugs were to be
held tonight, tomorrow night and Sat
urday and Sunday to take united ac
tion. Mr. Sovereign said this evening
that his committee hud estimated that
over 500,000 msn would respond to his
At the most not over 5,000 men have
struck so far, not counting the Knights
of Labor. Meetings are being held
tonight by fifteen or twenty different
unions iu order to decide upon ac
tion. As yet the street car
men have shown no signs of going
out, although tbe South Side men are
holding their socond meeting tonight.
There is a general feeling among tho
men that the street cars and the type
setters should be kept going for politio
reasons, but the leaders seemed deter
mined to call out all orders irrespective
of policy or sentiment.
Pullman Officials Reject the Over
tures of Mayors of Fifty Cities
and Refuse to Arbitrate.
Chicago. July 11. The Pullman
company has rejected tbo kindly over
tures of tbo mayor of fifty of tbe lead
ing cities of the country, and still re
fuses to arbitrate. At 4 o'clock this
afternoon Mayor Hazsn S, Pingree, of
Detroit, accompanied by Mayor Jobu
S Hopkins, of Chicago, and Erskine
II. Phelps, of tho extensive loot and
shoe firm of Phelps, Dodge & Palmer,
of this city, called at the Pullman
building. Mayor Fingree carried with
him telegrams from fifty mayors call
ing upon the Pullman company In the
name of peace and good citizenship to
submit its differences with its em
ployes to arbitration and at once oud
the disastrous strike.
There were present at the conference
on behalf of tlie Pullman company,
Vice President Wickes, General Man
ager Drown and Chief Counsel Jobu 8.
Runnels. Mayor Pingree presented tbo
telegrams be had received from all
parts of the country, nnd in a manner
most earnest urged that the Pullman
company accede to the expressed wisii
of the people and at once submit all
matters in question botween itself and
itsemployes to arbitration. He pointed
out tbe disastrous condition which bad
already resulted from the strike, and
tbe results which seemed inevitable un
less it was settled.
Tbe officials of the company, on tbe
other band, denied responsibility and
repeated the oft-reiterated statoraent
that there was nothing to arbitrate.
They declared that the works had for
a long time previous to the strike been
run at a lots, and if they were again
put in operation it could only be nt
still further loss. They declared in
conclusion, "tbat the question at issue,
whioli was simply that of reopening
the works and carrying on the business
at a ruinous loss, was not a proper sub
ject for arbitration."
The conference ended with that em
pbatio decision of the offlcsrs of tho
company, and the party of peacemakers
Pullman's Action In RjfiKlng- ti Arbi
trate Approved by Sttokholdirs.
New York, July 11 Henry G. Hnl
bert, one of the directors of the Pull
man company,and a closo friend of the
president of that corporation, was
asked today about tbe Chicago dispatch
published this morning to the t fleet
that the stockholders of tbe company
were preparing to revolt against Mr.
"I have yet to learn," said Mr. IIul
bert, "of oue single stockholder who is
opposed to the course Mr, Pullman has
pursued in this strike. From every
side be has received lotters commend
ing him for his action and urging him
to continue in the same way. The an
nual meeting of the stockholders will
take plaoa in October. Why, if such a
stop was contemplated it would require
twenty millions worth of stock to oust.
Mr. Pullman, and I am certain I could
in forty-eight hours rally enough votes
to support Mr. Pullman in any step he
may desire to take. I can say with
knowledge and authority that there is
no movement on foot to oust Mr, Pull
man from the control of the company."
Little Hops That a Case Could Be Made
Ag-alast General Olney.
Washington July It. Artioles of
impeachment against any cabinet of
ficer for ''high crimes aud misde
moanors," must be adopted by a ma
jority of the bouse of representatives,
and it requires tho iiQlrmatlve vote of
two thirds of tbe sonata to oonviot.
It is estimated that articles of Im
peachment against the attorney gen
eral of the Uuited Slates for his course
Continued on Page 8.
The Strikers In tho Golden Mate Are
The California Strikers Are Deter
mined Not to Yiold Without a
Struggle Many Sharpshooters in
Their Ranks An Engineer and
Two Soldiers Killed Near Sacra
mento. .
Sacramento, Cnl July 11.
TATE troops have been at the
river bank and will probably
be kept there throughout the
day. They observed no signs
hostility until shortly after the
regulars reached the depot, when sev
eral strikers made their appearance in
the bushes on the opposite bunk and be
gan firing.
The first to reply whs tho First bat
talion of the Third regiment. Then
Companies A and D of tbe First join
ed in the fire. Dullets whizzed over
the heads of tho militiamen. About
this time several of the Third regiment
saw one of the strikers fall, and it is
believed that be was wounded. .
Tho supposition is that tho strikers
thought the militiamen were regulars
when they opened fire. Shortly after
the shooting Gen. Dickinson notified
Col. Girnhain of the presence of tbe
strikers on the other side of the river
and the latter promised to send a com
pany of cavalry to disperse them, Ihe
belligerent strikers are said to be
sharpshooters from Dunsmuir.
Sacra iiENTO, Cal., July 11. A train
was in ado up here this morning con
sisting of six mail cars, four express,
two day conches and four Pullmans.
The start was delayed by tho discov
ery that the nlr brakes bad beam cut,
but it finally palled out at 12 05 p. m.
Later reports state that it was
wrecked on a trestle about two miles
from here. Engineer Clark was killed
and a soldier was drowned. Another
soldier was dangerously injnred.
The list of casualties in tbe bridge
wreck: Killed Privates Burns, Lul
berden and Clark, and Engineer Clark.
Injured Private Dnirgan's arm was
amputated. Private Ellis was internally
injured; Private Wilson, injured about
bead. . f
It is said tbat martial law will be
strictly enforced at 10 o'clock tonight.
It is announced that no more trains
will bo moved today.
Dakersfield, Cal., Jnly 11 The
strikers say no train shall pasB under
any circumstances. Company G has
been under arms since 6 o'clook this
morning. Tbe determined stand of
the strikers here evidently deters the
Southern Pacific compnny from send
ing trains north from Los Angeles to
San Francisco.
The California El.mant of Disturbance
to Be Crushed.
Washington, July 11. Again to
night tbe president and bis advisers
were ia consultation at the white bouse
over the strike situation. At 0 o'clock
Mr. Cleveland returned from a drive
with Secretary Lamont and Private
Secretary Thurber. Postmaster Gen
eral Dissell arrived nt tho same time,
followed shortly uftor by Secretary
Grcsham and Major General Schofield.
Later on Secretary Herbert and Attor
ney General Oluey came in.
There was only oue exception to the
general gratifying character of tbe
uews and tbut was the Uuited Press
dispatch about the derailing of tbe
train and the killing of soldiers near
Sacramento. It emphasized what
the president and his execu
tive officers bave believed all
along, tbat the diameter of tbe
disorderly element in California
is even more dangerous than that of
tbe Chicago mobs and placed a sub
stantial chock on tbe hope borno of the
absence of unusual violence on the
coast that the president's proclama
tion and the prompt action of the gov
ernment in calling out sup
press the trouble in Sacramento qnd
Oakland had bad a deterring effect on
would-be-violators of law and order.
But before taking action on thn mat
ter it was decided to a wait the official
r'portofthe occurrence from Briga
dier Goneri.l linger at San Francisco,
The general tenor of the official dis
patches received from Chicago and
elsewhere was of a reassuring charac
ter. General Miles sent a report par
ticularly gratifying, lie said there Had
been no disorders (luring the day nnd
he looked for better things from now
Many more letters and telegrams ex
pressing approval of tbo course of tbe
administration were received at the
Whits house today. A number of these
are from labor organizations, Promi
nent men from all parts bhve sent con
gratulations to the president for bis
stand, apd well known business men in
Chicago have sent words of praise.
Important D.ol.ion Upon the SutJ.ot
Rendered by Judge William..
Philadelphia. July 11. The right
of school boards and oity councils to
establish a rule requiring all pupils to
bo vaccinated was established by Jus
tice Williams in an opinion handed
down I iday in the supreme court. It
was in tho case of Andrew Dnffield, ap
pellant, against tho school district of
Williamsport. , In 1872 the councils of
Williamsport passed an ordiuanoe pro
viding tbat no pupil "shall be per
mitted to attend any publio or private
school in said city without a certificate
of a practicing physioian that such pu
pil bin been subject to the process of
Subsequently, smallpox existed in
Williamsport, and was an epidemio in
nearby towns, The board of health
called thn attention of the sohool board
to it, and requested tbat action be
taken by it, Thereupon, the sohool
board adopted a resolution ia accord
ance with tho ordinance of the coun
cils, and the plaintiffs sought to secure
a writ of miindumus from the lower
court to compel tho admission to the
public school of his son, notwithstand
ing the resolution. The lower court
refused the writ and tbe supreme court
nflirmed that refusal.
Justice Williams ia his opinion,
among other things snys that this was
a matter within the discretion of the
school board, Tbo only question was
whether the regulation was a reasona
ble one. He held it to be so, and said
that it wns only in cases of abuse of
discretionary powers that the court
would undertake to supervise official
Miner. Are Not Sattiflsd with Com
promise Rat. 9.
PniLLiPsnuita, Pa., July 11. Several
mines at which the compromise rate
bas been paid for a week past, sus
pended work this morning.and at Wig
ton's Troy mine the men went on strike
nntil all the miners bave been offered
tho same rate.
The situation is more complex than
at any time since tho beuinning of the
suspension, Three hundred men from
Munson marched to Morrisdule, where
Wigton's shaft is located, and which
bas been running at the compromise
rate. They told the men that wero
working that if thoy did not quit nnd
stand out with them until they were
offered the same price, that they would
go to work at 10 cents.
District President Bradley and W.
B. Wilson will be iu the region tonight
and will try to better the situation.
An air shaft at the Baltic mine was
burned today.
Some Statements In the First Bsport
Which Were Inaccurate.
Fpccial tothe Scmnton Tribune.
Honesdale, July 11. In lust Mon
day's Tribune appeared a conspicuous
article beaded. "Strange Death of Mrs.
Paul," in which it wus hinted tbut
Mrs. Paul's donth, which had been due
toself administration of morphine, had
been influenced by the occult influ
ences f Rev. John W. Harrison It
charged that Mr. Harrison bad de
clined to call assistance while Mrs.
Paul was dying and that afterward he
Inquiry into the facta convinces us
that Mr. Harrison bas been misrep
resented. When Mrs. Paul was found
by him in the. advanced stages of mor
phine poisoning, he worked at her bed
side for several hours trying to antidote
the poison. He tried repeatedly to get
strong coffee down Mrs. Paul's throat,
aud desisted from his efforts only when
he perceived that they were hopeless.
Tbe assertion that he had fled was un
true. Thri press dispatch from which
the earlier narrative was obtained
must have been been penned in ignor
ance or malice.
He Was a Great Grandson of Gsors
Washington's Eldr Brother.
Washington. July 11. Colonel
Thorntou A. Washington, one of the
direct lineal descendants of General
Washington's family, died bere yester
day. He was a great-grandson of
Colonel Samuel Washington, the oldest
brother of the Father of bis Country.
Colonel Washington was born near
Charlestown, W. V., was graduated
from Princeton college and West
Point, and after service in the regular
army.resigned to join the Confederacy.
He was employed in the general land
office at the time of his death.
Ehs Was in Lve Wlih a Man Who Sid
Not Rto prooati.
Sherman. Tex., July 11. Miss Addie
Harden, aged 10, banged herself to a
tree six miles east of this city. She
bad been in love with a young man by
the name of Bailey, and ber last writ
ten message to ber mother indioated
that he bud deceived her.
A warrant was sworn out and he
was lodged in jail yesterday.
An authontic Napoleon shirt was recent
ly sold at the Hotel Drouot for t30. The
price aeked was fSO.
Hanburat and Milllgan, the Canadian
militiamen, each made clean scores at tho
first dny's shooting at Ilisley, England.
Mr. Natnlll recently bid $'J, 175 for a copy
of the third impression of tlie folio edition
of yhakespeato, ot date of 10l):i, at a Lon
don sale.
Colonel Jacques, tho American claimant
to tho To wnley estates in England, was
yesterday remanded to jail on a charge of
swindling tbo subscribers.
One of the features of the impending
mnrrini;o of tho (irund Dnrhvss Xenis to
her cousin, the Grand Uuko Alexander
Michaelovitch, will bo a procession of
court citrriages.
Thousands are still being swept nway by
thn great plague in China. Up to date
1,800 deaths nrn acknowledged by tho Hong
Kong authorises, which Is about one-third
the actual nnmneror dentus.
Maria De Felice Giuffrida, the 10-year-old
daughter of the Italian deputy who has
lust been sentenced to eiubieon years Im
prisonment for instigating tho lata riots in
elcliy, nas Deen coiuiemueu to exile.
Tbe French courts have granted tho
Anglo-American Cable company's claim
for damages ncrnhiBt the French Cable
company for broach of contract In connec
tion with the fusion of tbe two companies,
and have appointed experts to fix the dam
Tbe strike that bas been pending in the
Trenton potteries Binco Jan. 1 lout, was
settled here today through the interven
tion of Senator Smith.
The bill exempting mining claims from
tbe annual assessment work for tbe pres
ent year has uow passed uotn nouses or
congress, and only awaits the, signature of
the president to make it a law. v
The testimony taken by the Sugar trust
investigating oommittee has been printed
complete. Tne tostlraony covers vii pages,
and tbe index, giving a synopsis of testi
mony, and containing a complete refer
ence to tue proceedings, luirty- two pages
Even if tbe Nicaragua canal bill should
pnss tho bouso it would still find consider-
auie opposition' iu inn senate, runaior
Dolpu is in ravor or government am ana
tbe government control of the canal, bat
Is not satisfied with the provision in the
bill wblob gave the company (7,000,000 of
paid-up stock, and thinks it is too urge a
Even Populist PtfTar Is Powerless to Awaken
Serious Strife.
The Debate on Senator Peffer's
Strange Resolution Not Character
ized by Excitement An Effort to
Place the Senate on Record as
Condemning Pullman Company's
Refusal to Arbitrate Is Opposed by
Republicans Progress Made by the
Tariff Conference.
Washington, July 11.
THREE of the uunual appropria
tion bills were passed by tbe sen
ate to-day. They were tbe dip
lomatic and consular, the inva
lid pension and the Military academy
bills. The pension bill appropriated a
round $150,000,000.
Iba debate on Senator Feller s,
resolution declaratory of Populis-
tio ideas about tbe government
control of railroads and kindred sub
jects, and on Senator Daniels', Vir
ginia, substitute lor it, endorsing und
commending tbe course of the presi
dent and tbe administration dealing
with the great railroad strike was
short and free from any exciting inci
dents, Mr. Daniels proposed today an
addition to bis substitute declaring
tbe adhesion of the senate te the prin
ciple of arbitration and its condemna
tion of the refusal to arbitrate, given
hy one of the parties to the struggle.
meaning the Pullman Palace Car com
pany. lins proposition met such warm op
position and resistance from the Re
publican side of the chamber, which
wished action confined to an indorse
ment of the executive, that Mr. Dauiel
withdrew it, aud even modified tbe
resolution so that it simply indorses
the prompt and vigorous measures
adopted to repel and repulse the inter
ference ot lawless men with the
due process of the laws of
the Uuitad States, with the
transportation of the mails and with
commerce, and declares that tbe action
of tbe president and his administration
bas the full sympathy aud support of
the law abiding masses of tbe people
and will be supported by all tbe de
partments ot the government and by
the resources of the entire nation.
Acting under the operation of an
order reported from tbe committee on
rules, tbe house this afternoon, after
two days' debate, passed the bill intro
duced by Mr. McRae. (Dein., Ark.), to
to amend the act of Sept. 20, 1690, pro
viding for tbe forfeiture of certain rail
road land grants. The new measure
Increases tbe scope of the present luw
by including 54,000,000 acres of land
within its operations.
Tbe tariff conference adjourned for
tbe day at C o'clock. Members on the
part of both honses admitted that good
progress bad been made and that many
amendments bad Deen agreed upon.
It is understood that the senate confer
ence have yielded a little in some of
the higher rates ot duty in the metal
and woolen schedule and that they
have been warned tbat this policy is
likely to lead to trouble. One of tbe
house conferees said this afternoon
that there would be an agreement on
all matters but coal, iron ore and sugar,
sod that in these items a disagreement
would be reported.
A Supposed Vio'im of the Johnstown
Flood Turna TJp,
Stroudsduro, Pa., July 11. Frank
Decker for several years past has been
mourned as dead by his brother, Mor
lou Decker, president of the Standard
Cash Register oompany, of East
Stroudsburg, and by friends. Decker
was supposed to have perished In the
flood at Johnstown, bnt he fans been
living tt Wells, Minn., engaging in
Morton Decker reoeiv.d a tele
gram a few davs ago stating tbat his
brother was very sick, being the first
intimniiou that he bad in five years
that bis brother was still alivt.
The OrUatsl City Terrorlaia by Four
Freeh Quake.
CoNSTANTiNori.E.July 11 Four fresh
shocks of earthquake wore felt here to
day. Up to this morning many nouses
have fallen at Stainboul.
At the grand bazsar the jeweler-'
quarter fell this morning, occasioning
tne greatest confusion. Tbe merchants
fl id in terror, leaving tbeir valuables
behind them. Many shop keepers and
passers-by were buried beneath the
It is impossible as yet to give the
number of people killed and injured,
but it is known that over 130 people
are buried beneath tbe debris.
Azoff and the Chiosg-o Are Injured Above
Their Water Line.
Antwerp, July 11. The tank steamer
Azoff oame into h collison at 9 o'clock
this morning with the United States
steamer Chicago in the roadstead bere.
Both vessels were injured above their
water line. Tlie Chicago was anchored
at tbe time of the collision.
It appears that tbe ohaln of the Azof!
was carried away and that she drifted
against tho Chicago. Tbe dumago
done to tbe cruiser is not thought to be
Washington, July 11. Fortcast
for Thursday: i'or Eastern
Pennsylvania, fair, followed by
local thunder tlorms during the evening,
loulhweet windt, slightly warmer during
the day in southern portion. For Wes'erA
Pennsylvania, local shower, southwest
winds, warmer in Sovthwtst Pennsylvania,
150 Full Eleven
Quarter Marseilles
Quilts at
.25 Each
These we
consider the
best goods we
ever sold
at the price.
510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave.
Wholesale and Retail
H. A. Kingsbury
313 Spruce Street.
Lewis, Reilly & Da?ies
Comfort-Giing Shoes
The only kind that give
it, for the summer, is our
"Service & Kumfort" Shoes
in colors and black.
Lewis, Reilly & Davies
FRIDAYof Weichel's
New Jewelry Store.
Every lady caller will
receive a souvenir.
Everybody welcome.
The Jeweler,
408 Spruco Street,
Opening Day
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