The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on September 10, 1890 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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TitK Russian edict against tho Jews may or may not be undergoing rigid enforcement, but it is a fact, nevertheless, that at the port of New York alone during the past two months there has been an increase of over 4,000 Russian Jew immi<nvants. Tim United States Supreme Court is steadily falling behind its docket. At tho beginning of the October term, 1889, there remained on the docket of that court, undisposed of, 1,180 cases, being an increase of 333 as compared with the bumbcr four years ago. THE high and well-deserved honors paid the other day in Now York to tho memory of Captain John Ericsson go to prove that not all republics are ungrateful. Ho left his native land a simple citizen. He returns to it as though his ashes were those of a monarch. THE invitation extended to President Harrison to visit California on the approaching 40th anniversary of hor admission into the Union was engraved on solid gold plate. The President accepted ^the gold plate with thanks, but business compels him to decline the invitation. THK announcement some months ago that there were over a thousand abandoned farms in New Hampshire was a surprise. A reaction has taken place and the Commissioner of Agriculture reports that more than 300 of these farms have boon rcoccupied by their owners or sold to nowcomors. Joirx EKICSSON, whose remains are now being convoyed to Sweden by the Baltimore, probably had more titles and decorations bestowed upon him during his lifetime than any other man of bis generation. Ho never displayed these titles and ribbons, however, and was especially proud only of his title of captain and bis degree of LL. D. CLOUDS which are luminous in the darkness of moonless nights have been ntracting considerable attention in Europe, and a number of photographs of them have boon secured this year in Germany. From comparisons of results obtained at different observatories, it appears that these clouds have tho extraordinary height of 5>£ miles above sea-level. AN exploring party surveying the Isthmus of Tehuantopoo reports the dis- covcr.y of a flower that changes color with tho hours of the day. In the morning it is grayish white, at noon red, •and toward sunset purplish or grayish- blue. Certain varieties of Ipomoea .(morning-glory, etc.), according to Prof. •Hermes, show a similar peculiarity, though in a loss pronounced degree, at the time of their first opening of thoir flower-chalice. ONE of tho longest telpherage linos in the world is to be opened this month In South America. This overhead electric railway will be 188 mile« long, and will connect Buenos Ayros with Montevideo. Its is to allow of traveling letter boxes to bo dispatched every two hours between tho two cities. The line will cross the La Plata estuary in that part whfcro it is 19 miles wide. The two wires will be supported on either 6ide of the river by two towers, nearly 970 feet high. DURING the first six months of 18DO there wero, according to the Atlanta Southern Industrial Record, 1,S08 now industrial establishments organized in tho Southern States. Among the most important of these wore one hundred and eight cotton and woolen-mills, ninety-seven flour and grist mills, ninety- four foundries and machine-shops, thirty-five blast furnaces, and seventy-eight tnining companies. This is a continuation of tho industrial awakening which has been going on in the Southern States for some time. THIS is how an expert statistician figures out tho chances of winning in a lottery: "A one-dollar ticket implies one chance in three of winning 85 cents, one chance in nineteen of winning $1.75, and one chance in 1,237 of winning$4,25. It will be seen, therefore, that the most unswerving devotee to the purchase of lottery tickets can not be depended upon to insuro affluence or oven a comfortable livelihood for tho smallest and most frugal household. It is absolutely ecessary that you have some other means of subsistence." Two denominations of the New Treasury note were received the other day at the Sub-Treasury. They consisted of $1,000 and $100 notes, forming an aggregate of $3,000,000. The notes are plainer looking than those now in circulation, tout the wci'k upon them is finely executed. The $1,000 note is adorned with a well-executed medallion portrait of General Meade and the $100 note with a similar likeness of Admiral Farragut. The back of the note is printed in green and has the denomination plainly set fortU in figures across thi entire length and can. not b* very readily * ol tattors of tli« Io\#A Attl* MfeUiodtst ConMrendfe. Following is a list of the appoint* ments by Bishop Drown of pastors to the several charges of the Iowa African Methodist Episcopal Conference: Frank Peterson, Presiding Elder! Des Moines, J. A. Harrison; Keokuk, W. J. Laws; Muscatine, E. M. Harper; Moline, William Williams; Ottumwa, 0. H. Thomas; Sioui City, James Higgins 1 , OsUaloosa, E. J. Phillips ; Burlington, Sandy McDowell; Cedar Rapids, E. Holt; Washington, George Wade; Mount Pleasant, Timothy Reeves; Clarinda, J. N. Daniels; Marshalltown. Edward Ford; Newtown, John L. Davis; Tipton, Joseph T. Nease; Bloomfleld, D.M. Lewis; Yankton, George M. TiUman; Council Bluffs, T. W. Lewis. Christian Convention. At the recent State Christian convention in Des Moinos these officers wore elected: A. J. Hobbs, President; J. B. Yaw tor, Vice-Prosident; G. L. Brokaw, of Albii, Corresponding Secretary; A. M. Haggard, of Oskaloosa, Recording Secretary; J. Madison Williams, of Iowa City, Treasurer. The report of the colleges, Brake University and Oskaloosa, showed both to bo in a sound financial condition and both out of debt. Killed a Mexican Veteran. Tho other night as a party of men engaged in blasting at the water works in Manchester had a charge of dynamite ready and had given orders for everyone to get back Isaiah Hoddoman remained near. A piece of galvanized iron tubing went high in the air and fell, striking Mr. Hoddeman on the head and killing him instantly. Ho was a Mexican veteran from Michigan. Good Templars Elent Ofllcers. At the thirty-seventh annual' session in Ottumwa recently of the Iowa Grand Lodge of Good Templars tho election oi officers resulted as follows: Dr. E. R. Hutchins, of Des Moines, was re-elected Grand Chief Templar; James Ashley, Chaplain; Mary E. Lloyd, G. L.; Sessa Stockpohl, G. V. T.; Perry Perkins, Grand Secretary; Miss A. C. Baxter, Grand Treasurer. Tlin Crop Keport. The monthly report of the Iowa weather and crop service has recently been issued. It says despite the drouth in the southern and central part of tho State the corn crop will be but little below the average yield. Potatoes will be scarce. The condition of the crop reported by 158 correspondents is G0>£ pei cent, a decrease of 39^ per cent, from former reports. Death of Rev. J. A. Reed. Rev. John A. Reed died at Davenport the other day aged 81 years. He graduated from Yale College in 1839, and was one of tho first Congregational ministers in Iowa. In 1S45 he established the First Congregational Church at Keokuk, organized the association and preached tho first sermon. The church in this State acknowledges him as its founder. Now Packing-House at Sioux City, t* The articles of incorporation of the Central Stock Yards at Sioux City were filed the other day. They show a paid- up capital of 81,000,000. The officers are: President, James F. Peavey, of Sioux City; Vice-President, E. R. McPherson, Boston; Treasurer, A. W. Newell, Boston. Live Stock ABSos.sments. The State Auditor has received ttie report of live stock assessments for the State for 1890. The aggregate is as follows: Kind Number. Value. Per head. Cattle ........ 3,111,445 $23,343,478 $711 Horses ....... 1,03:.', 436 37,334,838 20 16 Mules ........ 4-1,408 1,195,096 27 54 Sheep ........ 280,050 334,447 119 2,850,046 4,099,893 \ (» Heirs to Millions. It was recently reported that Mrs. A. L. Stevenson, of Dubuquo, had received a letter stating that herself and brother residing in Chickasaw County, would become heirs to an estate in Ireland worth $9,000,000. Their father, 97 years of age, had just fallen heir to the estate. New* in Brief. Fire tho other morning destroyed a livery barn and contents including ton horses, also other buildings owned by FitzgibboDs & Molded at Audubon. George Ellis, a wealthy farmer living near Waterloo, was recently confidenced out of 88,500 by three men, who played the old card racket on him. Late the other night Fred Doyle, of Des Moines, aged 19 years, who was the sole support of his mother by working in Hewitt's wholesale grocery, shot himself dead. Hamilton Moore, a prominent farmer living near Oskaloosa, cut his throat from ear to ear the other day on account of the poor crops. There is good evidqnoe that Iowa will, if no frost intervenes, produce one-fifth of the entire corn crop of ibis country. James Whitely, a section hand, was killed by a train on the Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City railroad at Dea Moines tho other night. The Governor has appointed E. L. Burton as Judge for the Ottumwa district, vice Stuart, resigned. The total valuation of personal property in tho State for 1890 is $105,543,264, an increase of $1,979,128 since 1889. An 11-year-old boy named Hosea Kip- ford, of Creston, killed himself acciden- ly with a revolver a few days ago. Christian Coonrad, of Delaware County, claims to be 109 years of age, and is still a man of active habits. Two hundred feet of the ampithe- ater at the fair grounds at Oskaloosa were burned the other day. The 400 people in the building were got out without injury. A collision occurred at Dubuque recently between an electric street-car and a horse-car, and some of che passengers were seriously injured, but none fatally. Robert Penuicton and Mrs. Both were found in their apartments in Des Moines in a drunken stupor by the police the other morning, and near them their infant child in the throes of death, with the mark of a boot-heel on its forehead. The two were arrested. OUR STURD^&REAKift. •ttrrtng Atldrea* Hefore the ttotton M*i>> chant»-The NlsrfcAI-atf t«Alfe| ot the Democrats Roundly Denounced. BOSTON, Sept. 4.— Speaker Thomas B. Heed, of the National House of Representatives, who Is oh his way to Maine to participate in the political campaign in that State, addressed a large audience last night at Faneuil Hall. Hon. Jonathan A. Lane, president of the Boston Merchants' Association, presided. Mr. Reed said: "All progress is over the ruins of old institutions. Men are entrenched bo- hind the use and want of their lives, and fight desperately any one who carries the breastworks; and if you look at some of the newspaper headlines you will see what tho feelings were of some gentlemen whoso entrenchments wero being carried. It is amazing to notice tho history of the house of Representatives and of Congress to see how in detail is carried out this principle— that when things are to bo done the Republican party does them, Tho great struggle which has been made by tho Democratic House of Representatives for years has been not to be economical in the expenditures of the Government, but to cut down the sum total of the appropriations. They have been striving in every way to pile up tho surplus, not merely by taxation, but by parsimony in their action in tho expenditure of money. So long as they could point to the clogging of business, which results from the storing of money in the Treasury, they seemed to be happy, but now they are busily engaged in showing that the surplus has disappeared. They are unable to bo contented, either with a surplus or without one. There is no doubt but what the expenditures of the Government are about to approach its receipts, but any man would make a mistake if he believed that it was in any way a resultof extravagance or carelessness with tho public money, that a dollar has been appropriated by either House which docs not carry upon it the stamp of the necessities of tho Government, and nobody who does not carefully consider this matter can ever realize tho righteous action of the Republican party in both House and Senate, and how much it has cost them to bo economical in a true and proper sense. There has boon advertisement broadcast of this surplus, and every human need and want has been set together to try to got money out of tho Treasury for other than public purposes, but not one of these schemes has been successful. All the expenditure has been legitimate, just and proper. Wo shall expend nearly our income. We shall also reduce taxation to the extent of §50; 000, 000 in addition thereto. Ono great element of expenditure is pension legislation, which is not understood in New England, and the character of it is not fully appreciated. With us tho soldier is comparatively content with what he has received, and with what is promised him in the near future. But in the West there existed a different feeling. These stories about a vast surplus have set men wild with the idea of a service pension which would bring emolument to every man in the service. We have had to meet not merely tho contention of those who are parsimonious and not willing to do what was fair to the soldier, but those who wished to do such things as, with the present revenue of the Government, aro impossible without bankruptcy and ruin. It is with those that tho Republican party grapples with the question and solves it with that measure of justice which is satisfactory to the whole people of the country. So have wo met all such questions. We have given to the Post-Office Department its duo meed of increase. Wherever the necessities of the Government require any addition, we propose to give it to tho people. Such is the magnificent growth of the country, we can do this safely. We have met all questions in this spirit. Hero was that question of currency, with widely diverse ideas. On the Pacific coast and in tho silver States there was a wild demand that the mints should be open to the freo coinage of all the silver in the world. On the other hand there was a. reasonable fear on the part o-f men living in other parts of the country lest we should do something which in some way would drive gold out of the country and cause mono-metallism on a lower plane. The result has been very much owing to the good action of a member of Congress from the State of Massachusetts. That righteous judgment has ' been reached, which seems to be sending silver safely to- par, to the great advantage of 'this country. The loss of bank circulation will be made up and the circulation of the country be adapted to its vast and growing needs. This population grows at tho rate of two and a half millions ia a year, and its circulation increases in a still greater ratio. 1 did not come here to outline the policy of the Republican party, but stopped merely to greet you and give you the thanks of the Republican party for the help which the State of Massachusetts has given to tho party during the past year." Au Intel-eating Session. First Member (sowing society)— Dear met Here we've been talking for three hours, and haven't got to sewing yet Second Member — Sewing! Whatsew- ing? Third Member — Why, sewing socle- ties ought to sew, you know. The President— Ladies, owing to the lateness of the hour, the Sewing So- cioty for the Amelioration of the Meath* «sn will now adjourn. — Good New.s. A CORRESPONDENT at Saratoga noticed the dinner order of a modest and fragile-looking little woman in one of the big hotels. It comprised tho following articles: Little Neck clams, turtle soup, blue fish, roast beef, cold boned capon, fricasseed chicken, lobster salad, stuffed green poppers, boiled new potatoes, string beans, green peas, New England pudding, cake, wine jolly, ice-cream, assorted fruits, nuts, raisins and coifee. And he adds that she pur- took more or less of all those dishes. Her husband tasted of ft little soup, bad » bit of roast beef with n>asb&4 potato and some crackers «gad cheese, WiaMter at!ttt«r'« Qnentlonttble Action i« Connection With His Murder by Grtftte. malnnf While" on tioard it United Stutei VeMel (tenses Ml« Widow and Children to Appeal to l>re«ldaftt Itnrruon tor Reparatlon-A DaugHter .of th« Dead General Attempt* to Shoot the AtnerU can Jtleprcsentittlve. CITY OF MEXICO, Sept. a.—A cipher dispatch from Guatemala confirms the news that General Jose' MaHin Jiarrun- dia was murdered aboari the Pacific Mail steamer Acapulco by authorities of Guatemala. The advices say that the Captain of the port, with nine of his guards, first boarded the steamer and demanded the surrender of Bai»- rundia, but Captain Pitts refused to accede to the demand, and threatened that if they attempted to take Barrundia by force ho would call for aid from the United States man-of-war Thetis, lying near, and that they would first have to walk over his dead body. The crew of the Acapnlco stood in readiness to repel any act of violence on the part of the Captain of the port and his guard, and after some parleying the latter retired in their boats and returned to tho shore. Several hours elapsed when they again returned to tho vessel, bearing an order from Minister Mizner for tho immediate surrender of Barrundia. Th» Captain was highly incensed at Mr. Miznor's action, and again protested against tho surrender of his passenger, but he had to accede, though 5iot until he was guaranteed that Barrundia's life would be spared. Tho captain of the port and his nine men then wont to the state-room occupied byBarrundia and stationed themselves about the door. They knocked and when Barrundia appeared all fired upon him and he foil dead, seven bullets having pierced his body. It was one of the most cool-blooded murders that has occurred in tho annals of Guatemala, where life is sacrificed so cheaply. Captain Pitta was horrified and angry, but was powerless to act. WASHINGTON, Sept. 2.—The State Department is preparing to investigate the action of Minister Mizner in Guatemala in connection with the killing of General Barrundia by Guatemalans while on board tho United States steamer Acapulco, and claiming the protection of our flag. CITV OF MEXICO, Sept. 2.—Following is the full text of a cable sent from Oaxala by the widow and children of General Barrundia to President Harrison: "The wife and children of Jose Martin Barrundia protest before you with the greatest indignation and sorrow that our beloved husband and father has been vilely assassinated on board an American steamer at San Jose, where ho was found under the shelter of tho American flag; and his death, illegally consummated by the Government of Guatemala, is due to the officious and criminating co-operation of Minister Mizner, who ordered the captain of the steamer to deliver up the General. "We protest before you against this savage deed, and we expect from your rectitude and justice that you will demand due reparation for the outrage, of which we are the inconsolable victims." The message was signed by Travitia Hurteae, the widow, and Victoria, Mercedes, Maria, Antonia, Dolores, Luz, Octavra and Joso, tho eight children ol the dead General. The talk of the city is the shooting of Barrundia, who lived here for many months, and all wonder what action the United ' States will take in tho case. Owing to tho incident a representative of the Spanish Transatlantic Steamship Company here has approached Geronimo Pou for the purpose of having him communicate with hiu Government regarding a subsidy for a steamship line, which he declares will be established between San Francisco and Panama or on the Pacific route of the Pacific Mail at au early day, guaranteeing the safety of passengers. It is here believed that the Pacific Mail has mada a claim against Guatemala for * large indemnification for Barrundia'a death. CITY OF GUATEMALA, c?ept. 2.—A daughter of General Martin Barrundia, who was shot to death in the cabin cf the Pacific Mail steamship Aeapulcoat San Jose do Guatemala last week, at.- tempted to shoot United States Minister Mizner Monday. He was at his desk when the young woman came into his office. As tho Minister looked up fro-ia his work s-he was standing within four feet of him with a revolver in her hand. With flashing eyes she accused him of having been directly th» cause of her father's death, and announced that she meant to kill him. Mr. Mianer took tho matter coolly and tried to reason with tho girl, who was apparently almost crazed with excitement, and in tho most tragic manner poured on him the bitterest invective of which the Spanish language is capable. The intended victim kept her in conversation, however, until assistance arrived and the pistol was takfin from the woman. Throughout the entire exciting interview Mr. Mizner maintained tho utmost coolness^ though the only thing between him and the muzzle of a pistol held in the bands of a woman who evidently intended to shoot waa a heavy law book. His coolness unquestionably saved his Hie. As soon as President Barillas heard of the occurrence he sent his respects apd offered the powers of his Government to protect tbe American legation. Mr- Mianer, however, declined the offer, will not prosecute th« lady, and insists that no further notice shall be taken of the ailair. Action of American Coutiulv. PAKIS, Sept a—The Journal Offlciel says that the United States consular conference, while sitting hero, decided to transmit to Washington a communication advising the consideration by the Government of the protests, etc., received through the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Commerce relative to the McKinley bill. Uilled ill » ItalUvay •VV««k. PABIS, Sept 3.—A train was thrown am the track at Arrens, Denartroen* of C'reuse. Seventeen oarriagps were wrecked and eeversl personf Ijilled or injured. \ ft tt Oonefnlly t»trt«t»ed thronthofft tfc« Lttiut-Groat Trade ftiSdf tabor CoiigfeM fct Liverpool, CHICAGO* Sept* 8.—Organized labor ia Chicago showed its strength ifl the celebration of labor's annual holiday. Long columns of, badge-bedecked men filed through the street's keeping time to the music of many bands. The parade ol the Trade and Labor' Assembly was the chief event of tho day. If included most of the divisions of organized labor in the city. Fifty-five organizations, ranging in number from 800 to 7,000, had places in the procession. .Good judges of the size of crowds estimate that there were 80,000 men in the ranks. Business wag practically suspended throughout the city. But few institutions made a pretense of running. Work of all kinds where skilled labor was required was at a standstill. The population of the shops were in the streets, and with them thousands of others. It seemed as though half the big city had turned out to see tho parade. The Trade and Labor Assembly marchers brought up at Ogden's grove, where a pic nic was hold under the auspices of that organization. The Knights of Labor organizations paraded independent of the other body: About 5,000 representatives of different trades were in line, and after a tour of tho principal streets, these with their friends took special trains and journeyed to Willow Springs, whore they participated in the usual round of amusements attendant on a public picnic. NEW YOKK, Sept. 3.—Labor day was celebrated Monday in a grander stylo than ever. All the Government, municipal offices, banks, etc., were closed. The city was gayly decorated with th* flags of all nations, and hundreds of thousands lined the sidewalks on the routes of the procession. There were two parades, that of the Central Labor Union, which took place on the West side of the city, and that of the Central Labor Federation, which stirred up the denizens of the East side. At least 35,000 men turned out in the latter, while, the Central Labor Union marshaled about 20,000 men. The Socialists took a very active part in the East-side parade and came out in force. The reviewing stands were at Union Square and at Forty-second street and Fourth avenue, where a number of ladies were present. CINCINNATI, Sept. t,.— The trades unions and labor organizations of the city celebrated the day in a grand street parade and picnic. All of the courts aro closed, and many factories suspended work to allow the employes an opportunity to take part in the parade. At 10 o'clock fully 10,000 wage-workers assembled at Garfteld place and formed in line, headed by a band of music and three companies of the city police department under cotn- maut of Superintendent Deitsch. The line of march was through the principal down-town streets, thence to the hilltops, where the afternoon and evening will be devoted to a grand picnic. BOSTON, Sept. 2.—Labor organizations in and around Boston are celebrating Labor day in the same general manner as in previous years. The day was a legal holiday, and all business, including the evening editions of the evening papers, was suspended. In this city the parade was the largest that has ever been seen on this day, thb divided councils that prevailed in former years having united their forces in one grand procession in which 10,000 participated. ST. Louis, Sept. 2.—The delightful weather and the mayor's proclamation declaring the day a holiday made the Labor-day demonstrations a great success. Nearly 10,000 union men were in line, and after the parade they enjoyed the remainder of the day at Schneider's garden in listening to speeches and participating in athletic sports. The best of order was maintained. INDIASAPOMS, Ind., Sept. 2.—-Labor day was observed here by two big picnics, one by the consolidated unions and one by the Knights of Labor. Tho former gave a street parade with about 4,500 mea in line. At the picnics numerous speeches wore made. LINCOIJSV Nob., Sept. 2,—The first Labor day ever celebrated in the State was generally observed in this city. The weather was pleasant and: the pro- cesaion probably the largest ever witnessed in the capital city. Eivery tradfi and labor union in the city was represented, with quite a number of farmers* mainly members of the Alliance. Th-e procession marched to the park, where uhoirt addresses appropriate to- the occasion were delivered. All the banks-and many business houses were closed. Dispatches announce the observance of Labor-day in the usual manner ia the following cities: Baltimore, Md..; Worcester, Mass.; Cleveland, O.j Detroit, Mich,; Topeka, Kan.; Denver, Col; Pe- orla, Joliet and Springfield, UK; De» Moines a»d Davenport, la.; Milwaukee^ Wis., and many other places, throughout the Northwest. LIVERPOOL, Sepu 3.—The congress ol trades unions convened here. Delegates were present from 300 societies, representing an aggregate membersnip ol 1,000,000. The congress resolved to discuss the needs of the Dockers' union, rates of wages in different trades, the question of limiting by law a day's work to eight hours, and to recommend the boycotting of all railways which refuse to comply with ihe rules established by th» union, and especially that there should be no deduction of pay on account of the loas o< time on piece work. DEATH OF MRS. CQQUEY, Wife of the Inter-State Commerce Cow- iuln«ouer Expires at Ann Arbor. ANN AHBOK, Mich., Sept a. — Mary Elizabeth Cooley, wife of Judge T. M. Cooley, of the Inter-State Commerce Commission, died in thi» oity early Saturday morning. Mrs, Cooley waa (JO years of age, and had lived iv, Ann Arbor for more than thirty years. Shf was a noted philanthropist and Wft» president of the board of manager^ oj the State Industrial School for Adrian, to which positlo* ehe sted by e*-Gov« W « held since, WEBB ON THE. STAND. fh« Central'* llilrd Vlce.Prcnldent *«lJt the Arbitration Board Aboni th» Bttlfeo, NBw^ ,¥oiiK, Sept. 8.—Third Vic*President Webb, ol the New York Central, testified before the State Board of Arbitration about the strlkd on that road. He said that on the even- Ing of August 8 a large number of the employes left and their places had been filled. The alleged cause was that seventy-eight members out of 20,000 had been discharged. Thev were discharged for good cause, but only seven of those men applied to the company for information as to why they wore discharged! Subsequently a gentleman from another State called and wanted to know why the men were discharged. The witness declined to give the reasons. This gentleman was Mr. Holland, On cross-examination Mr. Webb said he had discharged the men on reports from members of the secret service of the company. Those reports are not in existence. Tho charge itself was unsatisfactory service. An engineer named Lee was discharged for unsatisfactory service. The man Lee was very arrogant and insolent, and said ho'would tie up every wheel between hero and Buffalo if he did not get some o[ the Vanderbilt money. Continuing, Mr. Webb said several of the men knew tho cause for which they wero discharged. Tjheir relations with the Knights of Labor had nothing to do with thoir discharge. Mr. Lee's prominence in the order was no reason for his discharge. Mr. Pryor endeavored to find out If the Knights of Labor question had been discussed by the board of directors, but the board declined to admit tho question. "That shuts us off," remarked Mr. Pivyor, turning around to the Knights of Labor executive committee. Master Workman Valentine, one of the discharged men, testified that no charges had been brought against him, and that he had been advised by a Central superintendent to conceal the fact that he was a knight. He did not know tho cause of tho discharge. Dennis McCarthy, a dismissed man, created a sensition by testifying that General Manager Toucey said to him: "You've got either to leave the knights or this company. I am bothered to death with knights committees and I am not going to put up with them any longer." Master Workman Loe gave a softened version of the alleged insolent interview with Toucey and denied that he ever said he would tie up every wheel on the road. Ho said he had not been discharged for insolence, and no .such charge had been brought before the strike. E. Lee introduced J. the correspondence which passed between himself and T. V. Powderly. The latter advised him to move cautiously, as he was competing with a corporation that con trolled millions of dollars whore tho labor party controlled cents. On August 3 Mr. Powderly wrote:* "I regret to hear of the condition of affairs. If there is to he trouble It will be when Mr. Dcpew is away. I advise you to avoid a strike at all hazards, as the order can not support yon now. Act 'on the following suggestion: Select from your men such as are good and reliable and secure places for them in the West. Then have them aslc for shorter hours and higher wages. This the road will not grant. Then have them quit and take the new places secured for them. Do this secretly, and watt till Mr. Depew returns. He is a Presidential candidate, and would not care for a strike on his road." General Master Workman Powderly was next called. Pending the strike he had had no interview with any of the road's officials. He related his interview with Mr. Webb and brought out nothing new. This ended the examination for the day. NEW YOKK, Sept. 3.—The report current in the street that the loss to the Now York Central on account of the strike will probably involve tho passing of the dividend, due the 1st of next month,appears to have been started simply for stock-jobbing purposes. The estimated loss to the Now York Central & Hudson JRiver railroad through the conflict with tho Kights of Labor was said to amount to over $1,000,000. This estimate was ridiculed by the officials of tue company. ALBANY, N. Y.,Sept. 8.—The striking railroad men have begun to return to work. Tuesday morning about 200 appeared at their accustomed places in the West Albany shops, and about one-third of the regular for;o is- now enrolled. Only the best hand* are taken back. Four freight crews were given their old positions. The railroad officials are jubilant and predict that within a month they will be bettor equipped than ever before. The company announces that it could no- longer lodge, feed and protest the green men; »o boarding-bouse wo.uld receive theraii and few stores would supply them with food, so they aro fast dropping o**t of sight When the next pay-car arrives it is believed that not 5 per cent, of the non-union men will be found iujthe company's employ. Itetarna from Arhunaaa. LITTLE BOCK, Ark., Sept. 3.—Returns from two-thirds of the counties maintain the large increase in the Democratic majorities over last year. The increase is specially large in the white counties, while opposition majorities in the negro counties, except Jefferson, show a decrease. The majority *or Governor- Eagle and the Democratic State ticket will not fall below 30,000, and a. still larger Bsrare is claimed owing to the almost uniform heavy gains. The Legig. lature will be overwhelmingly Peoto* cratic. '. In Memory of John Royl e O'R»lUy. BOSTON, Sept. 8.—-Tremont Tempi* was crowded Tuesday night with Bo#> , gathered to pay tribute to the memory of the poet John Boyle Hon, pharles Levi W^biu-y presided* and the speakers were Mayor B*rt, VicaHSerieral Byrne, Colonel Charles BE. Taylor, Benjawia JP, Butler, l&lsonel T. W, Higjjinsos, President Capen, pf Tufts College, and jBon, P. 4. CoUin* ft is proposed to jtt&ss soms suitably jaenwial to O'MH Boft^u, ajNi ft congunij,^ i . to raiae funds »a4 Wf&oge for of ^ItA&fejl

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