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Wednesday, December 22, 1897
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T BE CUT Is the Reply of the Fall River Cotton Manufacturers to the i Operatives. MUST CHEAPEN THE PEODUOTION, Because of the Competition of Mills in Other Stuton, Especially in the South, "Where Bonn of Labor Aro Longer— Short Hours the C»u«« of the Trouble, the Operator'* Committee Say*—Pittsburg Mine Meetlnt Avoids it Conflict, Fall River, Mass., Dec. 22.—After an Informal discussion lasting nearly all of the forenoon a formal meeting of the manufacturers' committee was held yesterday afternoon and the answer to the operatives' proposition was framed. It recites the conditions affecting the . industry in Fall River and the reasons for the proposed reductions of wages. The answer says: "The cotton mills in Fall P.lver find it impossible to dispose of their output at such prices as will admit of any return whatever on the capital Invested. The competition which Fall River mills have to meet has been brought about in part by the philanthropy which the good people of Massachusetts have ever shown toward those of her citizens who have appeared to need her sympathy. Complulng of Short Hours. "The hours of labor In Massachusetts have been shortened more than in. neighboring states, and more than her manufacturers can stand. While such laws have apparently relieved the burdens of the operatives In the factories they have really worked to their financial disadvantage, because such laws have induced undue competition outside of Massachusetts, where hours of labor are longer and where every Inducement is offered capitalists to invest. The south has modern mills containing most Improved machinery and a very low cost of labor. Massachusetts Is handicapped by the shortest labor hours. Mills must run and earn dividends for stockholders, or there is no inducement for capital to invest in Massachusetts or Fall River. . Short Tlrae Scheme Not Favored. "It must be evident to you, as it is to this committee, that there is no mon- •y for stockholders nor for employes «lther when the mills are idle or running short time, and that it is useless for the Fall River mills to do all the curtailing of production. When we stop our mills every one else runs full time, and if a curtailment of production here brings about better prices it is only temporary and simply offers an inducement for capital to build more mills, not In Fall River, but outside of Massachusetts. Southern Competition Is the Trouble. "The facts are that Massachusetts mills work fifty-eight hours per week and other states have sixty-hour laws for labor; the southern mills run from sixty-six to seventy-two hours weekly, and in some case run day and night. The cost of labor in the south is very much lower than in New England, and they claim advantages in water-power, taxes, cheap transportation and cheap cotton, as well as in longer hours of labor. Their mills are as good as ours and the fact stares us in the face that they can undersell us in the markets on account of the lower cost of production. Now the Strike Question Comes Vp. "The committee of manufacturers feels that the situation is such that it must adhere to its decision that it is absolutely necessary to reduce wages in Fall River mills 11.19 per cent., said reduction to go into effect on the third day of January, 1S9S. as voted by the manufacturers at a meeting held on the •ighth day of December, 1S97." The •entiment of the employes is said to be In favor of resisting the reduction. TOUGH QUESTION" POSTPONED. FlttftburK Miner* and Operators Let the Matters of Kates Go Over. Pittsburg, Dec. 22.—The convention of the coal miners and operators of the Pittsburg district which met here yesterday to fix a rate for mining for the •nailing year decided to postpone the matter of a rate for this district pending the outcome ot a movement for an Interstate convention, at which a uniform rate for Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois would be fixed. The convention was one of the largest ever held In this city. ovi>r 100 miners and tweny-cight operators being present, beside the miners' national officers and many miners fromaurrounding districts. President Ratchford stated at the opening of the convention that the action taken at Monday's meeting of miners declaring for a 49-eent rate for run ot" mine coal should not have been taken. He advocated a revival of the old interstate agreement which provided for a general price for all districts, ant} said that he had assurances from the miners and operators of Ohio. Indiana and Illinois that they would join in the movement. A motion to revive the interstate agreement was then made and when it was put to a vote it was unanimously carried. A committee composed of Operators Robins, Osborn and Alex Dempster, and M. D. Ratchford, \V. C. Pearce and Kchvard McKay, of the miners' association, was appointed to arrange the details for an interstate convention. The committee reported and the report was adopted, that a committee should be appointed to meet at the Chittenden hotel, Columbus. O.. on Dec. 27. This committee will have power to fix a temporary rate to be in force from Jan. 1 to Jan. 15. The committee will also make arrangements for the holding of an interstate convention before thf expiration of the temporary scale, and to establish a price for the year satisfactory to the several state interested. The committee was appointed and the meeting adjourned. BVU.MXG TRADES COrXCII- Natlonal Botly Organizes "with Edward Carroll, of Chicago. President. St. Louis, Dec. 22.—The Nations' Building Trades' council was perman- «mtly organized yesterday. The delegates have decided to hold the next annual meeting in Kansas City in December, 1S9S, one week before the meet- taK of the American Federation of La- ifor in the same city. Officers were j elected as follows: President, Edward Carroll, Chicago; secretary-treasurer, W. H. Stelnbiss, St. IMUIS. Steinbiss was unanimously indorsed for the position of Industrial commissioner to be appointed by President McKinley. The position, however, must first be created. All the labor unions a-re endeavoring to have a bill passed in congress appointing an industrial commission, which body will adjust difficulties between capital r.nd labor. A petition was forwarded to Secretary Gage, asking him that when the contract for the construction of the new governr.vint building at Chicago is let B.n adequate provision be inserted for the use of material produced by the state of Illinois as far as practicable, and also that the labor unions of Chicago be employed on the building. Mob of Miners Organizing. Charleston, W. Va., Dec. 22.—Governor Atkinson is in receipt of a telegram from General Spillman, of Parkersburg, informing him that a. mob is forming in Pomeroy, O., to cross theriver into West Virginia to drive the men out of the mines of the Consumers' Coal company at New Haven. The general wired the sheriff of Mason county to look into the matter and the sheriff wired back that he would be at New Haven with a force of deputies today and would prevent trouble. In the meantime the state militia is ready to move when called upon. SHOCKING SUICIDE AT WASHINGTON. Ex-Secretury Herbert's Bang-liter Plunges from a Window While Insane. Washington, Dec. 22.—Washington society was shocked yesterday by the suicide of Miss Leila Herbert, the pretty blonde daughter of ex-Secretary of the Navy Herbert. Miss Herbert was temporary deranged as the result of a fall she sustained while riding a horse some time ago. Escaping the vigilance of her nurses yesterday she leaped from an upper window of the Herbert i residence to her death. Early yesterday morning it was found that Miss Herbert had severed the artery in her left wrist with a pair of scissors. While the nurse then in charge was making hasty preparations to shut off the flow of blood Miss Herbert leaped through an open window, falling head first on the asphalt pavement below. Had the fall not killed her almost instantaneously, the severed artery must shortly have proved fatal. FATAL ACCIDENT ON THE RAIL. CHRISTMAS MORN. A COMEDIAN'S PLIGHT. Two Man Killed and Two Badly 'Wounded in » Collision. Chicago, Dec. 22.—Two men were killed and two were seriously injured yesterday afternoon by a rear-end collision on the Chicago and Eastern Illinois railway at Cayuga, Ind. The dead are J. S. Hodson and L. B. Horton, of Chicago, engineers, and the injured J. K. Horton, fireman, legs broken; H. W. Kellogg, air-brake inspector, head bad- ' ly cut. Passenger train No. 7, in charge of Engineer Hodson, ran into an open switch and crashed into the rear end of a freight train which lay on the sidetrack. Hodson saw the danger a moment before the collision. He applied the air-brakes and reversed the engine, but was unable to escape. Horton was a new engineer learning the road. Both men were badly crushed. No passengers were injured. Mrs. Pullman Has ;i Word to .Say. Chicago, Dec. 22.—"I cannot understand why the papers keep printing guch stories," said Mrs. Pullman. "There is not the slightest ground for such a statement. I have not renounced my portion under the will and elected the dower interest, and do not know that I shall. I wish the newspapers would let us alone in peace for awhile." ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. J. G. Lindon, of Clear Lake, la., has lost $1,500 by the ravages of dogs among his sheep. Frederick Muntz was crushed to death in the machinery of the pulp mill at Niles. Mich. Peter Schnell, a grain dealer 3f Jasper, Ind., has left, for Mexico. Seven men are on his bond for $40,000, Robert F. Ballantine. of Newark, N. J,. gave his wife a $40,000 pearl necklace on the fortieth anniversary of their wedding. The estate of the late Charles F. Crocker, of San Francisco, is reported at $7,032.129. Of this amount $6,65.8,154 is personal. The bank of Antigo. Wis.. has been relieved of a receiver by an order from the circuit court. All depositors will be paid in full. A movement is on foot to establish a hospital at Madison, Wis., for the care of students of the state university who may be taken ill. The wife of Prince Hohenlohe. the German imperial chancellor, died at Berlin yesterday morning of inflammation o:J the lungs. John Sweeney, aged 23 years. \vas caught in shafting at Dayton. O., and hurled about until both o£ his less were torn off below the knee. At the burning of the Golden Rule store, at Danville, 111?., Mollie Reid, a cloak trimmer, was burned to death. The property loss was $110,000. Nick Zimmerman and Matt Heger. of Jeffersion, Wis., charged with stealing poultry, were sentenced to six months in the county jail at that place. Turks at Smyrna fired on the U. S. S. Bancroft Dec. 4 and upon protest by Mini-ster Angel 1 at Constantinople the porte apologized and punished the offending officials. George Thurston shot and dangerously wounded his mistress. Lizzie Parker, at Chicago, and then he pressed the muzzle of the revolver to his o>vr. forehead and pulled the trigger. The chief cf the Hamburg fire brigade, in the course of a report on the recent fire in the Cripplegate district of London, condemns the London fire brigade as '''inadequate and antiquated." While piloting a heavy freight train ap the Merchants bridge incline at St. Louis, an engine of the Terminal Railroad association jumped the track and plunged to the ground- Fireman Pen- slriKer was instantly killed. AD American negro recently died in an Australian mining settlement. He was a man much esteemed by the mates, wko recorded their feelings in these few -wurfls. burnt on a sheet of baric: "In memory of Black Sam, n*W« n»l*riowK, a Trt>4t* man ail over." Adventure That Befell Nat Goodwin on a Christmas Night. The most eventful Christmas I ever passed was in 1891. We had played in TJtica Christmas eve and were to leave on an early morning train for Poughkeepsie. The company caught the train all right, but it was frightfully cold and a blizzard •was raging. I decided to wait for a, later train, which would reach Poughkeepsie about 5 o'clock. Instead of clearing up, however, the storm grew worse, and the train that I waited for never came. It was stalled in a drift up the road somewhere. I begun to realise then that it was > a cold day for me in more senses than one. I tried to hire an engine, but didn't succeed, for there was none. I finally gave it up in despair and went back to the hotel. George Applcton, my manager, was made of sterner stuff than I, however, and in about two hours had organized a party of storm bound passengers and persuaded another railroad to make up a mixed train and try to get us through to the uncompleted bridge at Poughkeepsie. We would be landed on the opposite side of the river, they said, but we could get across to the town by the ferry. The depot was about three miles outside of Utica, and it took us three hours and a quarter to reach it. There was no fire in the cars we secured, and mighty little in the engine. At 8 o'clock Christmas night we were dumped out at the landing opposite Poughkeepsie. The river was full of jagged masses of ice and tin; ferryboats had been compelled to stop running at 6 o'clock. There was THE GUARD WAS OBDURATE. no possible way of crossing except by the half finished railroad bridge, and that was guarded at either end by watchmen, who had orders to allow no one to pass. Moreover, there was no approach to the bridge, whoso ice clad buttress arose abruptly from the river's edge to a height of ;i hundred feet or more. The other passengers stopped right there and sought shelter in a neighboring hotel. I wanted to follow their good example, but Appleton wouldn't let me. He said we had gone too far to turn back then, and, besides, a sturdy small boy at the hotel had offered to show us how to climb to the bridge. He was rewarded in advance, and then we set, out. to battle with fate. The small boy took the lead, Appleton followed him. I nuvde a- close third, and my valet. .Tuck, formed a. kind of rear guard to look after my remains in case of accident. Our small guide led us straight to i:he huge buttress of the bridge, which was built of massive blocks of stone arranged in ternicc form irom its broad base to its narrow apex. These terraces •were about 15 1'eet high and covered with ice and snow. It. was impossible for a man to climb them unaided, but the boy wns equal to tin: emergency. After prowling about for a few minutes he found a ladder which had been used by the workmen. I can't begin to describe the difficulties and dangers of that climb, but at last vre scrambled to the top, with clothes torn and hands bruisied and bleeding. Fortunately the watchman was walking toward the middle of the bridge, and we had a chance for a good start before he conld stop us. After a short breathing spell Appleton. Jack and I began our perilous journey along the narrow footpath that stretched across the ghastly looking ironwork, but before we had reached the middle of the bridge the watchman stopped us and ordered us to go back. \Ve pleaded and protested and argued, but it was of no use. He vrouMn't even take a bribe. Hereupon the boy Jack loudly called my attention to the fact; that the water looked awfully cold down below. Appleton quickly added that under certain circumstances it would make an excellent plunge bath, and I chipped in with a flippant remark about it being a 3 to I shot. That watchman evidp-'ly thought we meditated murder or some equally desperate crime, for his eyes fairly bulged from their sockets as he backed away from us as far as the narrow footpath would permit. "We brushed by him instantly and continued on our way without any further Interference from hi™ The -watchinaD at the other end of the bridge, however, proved of different metal. He was as big as two of us, and we didn't dare to attempt any bluff with him. He was even more obdurate than the other fellow. It began to look as though all our labor was to be in vain when Appletou whispered to me to run while he engaged the watchman in conversation. Well, I scooted, and so did Jack, but we didn't scoot far, for we were brought to a sudden standstill by the abrupt termination of the bridge at the buttress. It was a sheer 100 feet to the ground and there was no ladder. I gave it up again and could have wept scalding tears if it hadn't been so cold. Appleton, however, succeeded in pacifying the watchman and came to cur rescue with grim do- termination in his stride. Ho boldly jumped down the lirst terrace and called upon Jack and rue to Tollow. Jack did so, but I hesitated. That 15 feet seemed like a precipice, and the landing on the next terrace looked awfully hard and insecure. I didn't dare to jump, so I compromised by taking ;i kind of toboggan-slide on my coattail. It wasn't as exhilarating or as fascinating a-s many other slides I have had, but it w;is quite as exciting. In this way I reached terra firma in a somewhat dismantled condition. Incidentally I bade a tearful goodoy to my trousers next day. It was about two miles from the bridge to the opera house, and we had to foot it, because there wasn't a vehicle abroad that night. We ran most of the way to keep from freezing, and after frightening a couple of women into hysterics, because they misunderstood our hurried request for information, we arrived at the theater at a quarter past 9 and proceeded with the performance. As there was no time to change I went on just as I was, looking like a scarecrow on a Massachusetts farm. The audience was good natured, though, and readily forgave me when they learned what had happened. NAT C. GOOD-WIN. DURING THE WAR. Christina* at the South When Prices Were HigJi, The Christmas of 1861 at the south -was not so much different from those that preceded, but the Christmas of 1862 found the Confederate money at o, heavy discount. Wood was $45 per cord, and turkeys $11 each, but even at those prices many were still able to enjoy them, and there were still some toys to give the little folks. Then came tho bitter year of 1SC3, with the fall of Vicksburg and the defeat at Gettysburg. With sad faces, harmonizing well with their dresses of coarse black stuff, the women of the south devoted themselves to picking lint and spinning and weaving for husbands, fathers, brothers and sweethearts in tho field. Christmas cheer—such as could he obtained— cost a fabulous sum, for one bright golden dollar was then worth $2S in Confederate money. Sugar was from $5 to $10 per pound, turkeys $">0 apiece and flour $25 ; per barrel. 1 "Christmas, 1864—the la?t Christmas of war times—dawned, and what a gloomy festival it was for the people of the south," says a southern lady. "Of manufactured products we had practically none. Our hairpins vrerc made of long, black thorns, with a ball of sealing wax on one end. \Ve had made into drosses every scrap of available material, and now our gowns consisted of window curtains, "homespuns' and paper muslin or colored cambric that had once done duty as a lining, while our feet were incused in homemade cloth shoes. At a Christmas dinner in a typical southern home that, day the festive board presented a turkey t-bat had cost 8200, a ham worth §300, hominy and potatoes at correspondingly high prices and black molasses—as dessert—at SCO per gallon. The Confeder-.Uo dollar was then worth just 2 cents in gold. Wood was $100 a cord, beef §35 a pound, flour $600 per barrel, butter $40 per pound and sugar $30 per pound. All was silent in the negro quarters. There was no singing or dancing there as usual. The slaves, having all heard of 'de 'mancipation poclaration,' knew that they were free and had all scattered away. Desolation seemed to reign over everything." An Early Christmas Drinking Song-. The following verses from the original in old Korman French are said to be the first drinking song composed in England: Lordlmgs from a distant boane, To seek old Christmas are -vre come. •fflio loves our minstrelsy ? Aad here, unless report missay. The graybeard dwells, and on this day Keeps yearly trassail, erer gay With festive mirth and glee. Yulo Cake*. Tele dough, a kind of baby or little image intended to represent the child Jeans, made of paste, was formerly bated at Christmas and presented by bakers to their customers "in the same manner as the chandlers gave candles." They are still called Ynle cakes in the county of Darbam, England. An encampment of tnc I. O. O. F. will be Instituted today at Royal Center. The work will be performed by Logansport encampment. ~ How's This! We offer One Hundred JOollari roward foi u>y ca*e of .Catarrh that cannot be cured 05 Ball's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHENEY & CO., *Top8« Toiedo, 0. We, the undersigned, nave known F. J Cheney for me last 15 years, and believe bin. perfectly honorable in all business transactions and financially able to carry out any obligations made by their firm. WIST it TKUAX, Wholesale Druggists. Toledo. Ohio.. tVALDiNO, KufNAJ* *7 MARVIS, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo. 0. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inwardly, aci ing directly upon the blood and mu ecus surfaces of the system. Price, ?5c per bottle. Sold by all druggists. Testimonial* jent free. Hall's Family Pills are the best. Great Triumph. In> tant relief and a permanent cure by the great remedy. Otto's Cure for lung and throat diseases. Why will you irritate your throat and lungs with a hacking cough when W. H. Porter, corner Fourth and Martet streets, sole agert, -will furnish you a frfe-sample bottle of this guaranteed remedy? Its success is won derfuj, as your druggist will tell you. Sample free. Large bottle 50c and "5c. George Gonser, of Secretary of State Owen's office at Indianapolis, spent yesterday with his family here. Rheumatism Cured in a Day. "Mystic Cure" for rbeuma'lsm and neuralgia radically cures Jn 1 toS days. !te action upon the system is r* markable and mysterious, it removes at once the cause and tie disease immediately disappears, ibe first dose greatly beneflts. 75 cents. Sold by W. H. Bringhurst,'druggi6t, Logansport. Peru, Ind., Dec. 4, 1897—"I take pleasure in saying that we think highly of Hood's Sarsaparllla. I have a stomach trouble and It has done wonders for me. It baa also helped my husband.''—Mrs. Lee Hawkins, box 159. Hood's Pills cure all liver Ills. Miss Myra Stewart is home to spend the holidays. She has been attending a musical conservatory at Chicago. Glad Tiding*. The specific for dyspepsia, liver complaint rheumatism, costiveness, general debility, etc. is Bacon's Celery King' for the Nerves. This great herbal tonic stimulates the digestive organs, regulates the liver and restores the system to vlgorouslhealth and energies. Samples free. Large packages 50c and 25c. Sold only by W. B. Porter, eorner^Fourth and Mar ket streets. Newspaper Advertising In the United States. A book of two hundred pages, cun- tainiug a catalogue of about six thousand newspapers, being all that are credited by the American Newspaper Directory (December edition for 1S97) with having regular issues of 1,000 copies or more. Also separate Suite maps of each and every State of the American UuioD,namJDg those towns only in which there are issued newspapers having more than 1,000 circulation. 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