Iowa City Daily Citizen, June 3, 1893

Iowa City Daily Citizen

June 03, 1893

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Daily Citizen, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1893, Iowa City, Iowa SINOLEMJQPY, FIVE CENTS. VOLUMEL IOWA CITY, SUNDAY MOKNING, JUNE 4. 1893. A Zs Seldom Obtained by Badly Dressed Man. People judge him by his clothes. It isn't fair, some- times, but it is a fact nevertheless. AT A DISADVANTAGE And go poorly dressed when we will sell you Suits in. the latest patteins and designs at so Ibw a price that you cannot afford to wear your old clothes. We carry the largest line of Trunks and Valises in the city and at the lowest prices. poast Easley, THE AMERICAN CLOTHIERS. ANGRY MOB. see a Riot on the Bllnolt isge Oanal Route. IEN ATTACK CANAL WORKERS ba 'ducts i Great Iowa' Badly Negro, Jng to Khcape the Forr allanti, Killed a Train. BT OF TEEROB. broke out be- en and laborers at Bo- Friday. Turbulent acted and many men several, it is feared, few days ago the me company reduced its wages from 11.75 to day. They believed that it to the importation of laborers ork on the canal, and great indig- arose among them. Four hun- dred quarrymen struck Friday, and armed with clubs and re- volvers inarched from one stone quarry to another gaining ad- ditions to their ranks. When their force waa sufficiently strong they left the quarries and rushed upon the nearest camp of contractors on the drainage canal line. Camp after camp was visited and in each the men were driven from their work and where they resisted were assaulted by the strikers. Antipathy for Colored The employment of colored laborers on the canal still more enraged the strikers, and in spite of all the con- servative men ccrold do the riotous ele- ment carried the counsel and war was declared. One negro while fleeing from the mob of excited Poles and Swedes was killed by a Santa Fe train. Charles Burns, general drainage foreman, is momen- tarily expected to die from wounds in- flicted by the strikers. Foreman Pow- derly is not expected to live and Fore- man Larson had his arm broken by a striking negro connected with the quarry strike at Joliet. The Mob Gathers. After several stormy meetings Friday nin? a mob gathered in the vicinity and after listening to one or incendiary speeches the men started amp 1 on the sanitary district. they called upon the men to quit and completely cowed the ,rs by their show of strength and About 500 of the cana-l diggers the order and threw down their and picks. To emphasize their .5 the strikers assaulted a few laborers and gave them severe fs. No one was severely injured Attack on Oilford'i Camp. march was then made to Gilford's camp, where rumors of the trouble had preceded the rioters. The foreman had organized a resistance, and the strikers were met by a body of men hastily armed with such weapons as bars of iron and pick handles. The sight of armed force seemed, to enrage the strikers. Without hesitation tbey made a charge. The defenders of the camp made but little resistance. A few clustered around the foreman, James Powderly, and with him made a stand against the charge. The little band was overwhelmed by the numbers, and in a moment Pow- derly was stretched insensible on the ground. His men were steadily beaten back and finally, bruised and bleeding, were forced to take refuge in flight The rioters swept on, leaving Powderly apparently dead behind them. He was subsequently found by his men and cared for at McArthur Bros.' camp. The next raid was on the camp of E. D. Smith Co. Manager Jackson had heard of the approach of the mob and had gone to the headquarters of sec- tion 12 near Lemont to consult with his superiors. The camp was left in charge of Foreman Larsen. Smith's men were mainly colored and un- armed. Tie mob commanded Lar- sen and his men to quit work. The foreman refused and a rush was made. One of the colored laborers drew a revolver and dared the rioters to advance, threatening to shoot the first man who interfered with him. The mob made a rush, avoiding the man with the revolver. Larsen was knocked down and hia arm was broken with a club as he warded off a blow from his head. He was knocked senseless and his men pat to rout. Larsen was sub- sequently carried into camp, fearfully beaten. Attack on Superintendent The mob heard that one of Agnew A Co.'s employes named Welch hod threatened to have the ring-leaders ar- rested. This added to the fury of the strikers and they started to find Welch. He had disappeared and the rioters attacked Superinten- dent Burns and gave him a terrible beating. He was left for dead, and was carried hy frends to his home in Lament, where he was attended by Drs, Leahy and Fitzpatrick, who had also attended Powderly. Friday night the physicians said that Bums would recover, but there was little hope for Powderly. Ground to Death Under a Train. Altogether the rioters visited seven camps on the drainage channel and drove off all the men. At the last camp, near Romeo, the negroes refused for A time to join the mob. Persuasive measures having failed a free for all fight followed. The negroes gave in shortly, but their leader was pursued for some distance. Finding himself in danger of rough handling from those behind him he attempted to board a swiftly moving Santa Fe train. He fell under the cars and was ground to pieces. Appealed to the Sheriff for Aid, The most alarming reports'reached Lockport and Lemont during the altei1- noon, and Chief of Police Hannibal Laughlin, of the latter place, tel- egraphed to the sheriff's office for aid Five men were sent down on the even- Ing train and remainded over night to render aid in the event of further trouble. The striken returned to Lemont about dusk. They took possession of the station and lined the railroad tracks on either side, carefully scrutinizing everyone who alighted from the train. The people of Lemont are terrorized and developments this morning are an- ticipated with fear. People fear that the strikers, encouraged by their -ac- tions of Friday, will attempt to repeat them to-day. In this event It is said the contractors will be prepared for them and bloodshed will surely result. MORE STRINGENT. Fbuwoe, Manufacturing Mid General Show Dfeeoamt-iat Saw YOKK, June weekly re- view of trade wtys: "More atebearvainf conditions Have pre- vailed during the last week, and ttow who saw the fcogtnninf of permanent recovery In the better tone a week ago are disap- pointed. money markets have been Ktr, eepeolaUr in tha interior, and manufacturing and trade are more re- stricted than before. Gold has tone out again In large amonnta, for being about R.000.000, and the treasury gold reserve 0 been drawn down to about in nearly all oi trade oncertautty about the future hai a depressing Influence, which la now clearly perceived in decrease of new and while most manufacturing are yet employed on full orders as these run out the number of works closed Increased. "General trade has already been out into, noticeably In eastern and middle states, to a marked extent In central, northwestern and western states, but to a more moderate extent south. Interviews with several bundled prominent jobben, manufacturers and bankers at leading money center Indicate a likeli- hood oi continued stringency and that general trade may be restricted still fur- ther. Opinions oDered are not altogether gloomy with respect to the outlook, but the banks are calling loans In many directions and in other ways strengthening reserves, and generally refusing to extend or grant dis- counts to other than regular cuatimers. Ef- forts are making to protect certain lines of trade, notably grain. Money Lenders are af- fected by the prevalent sense of uncertainty in the financial world and do not regard the outlook aa encouraging. Ax Influence may be exerted as well by the wages contests in iron and steel industries at-the west during the summer. The tendency oi prices continues downward and Includes wool, finished Iron, hides, sugar, hogs, wheat, com and oita, lard and cotton, nominal advances being reported In tobacco and coal At Chicago wheat Is quoted an eighth below the lowest price for thirty years. Speculative markets hare been Sinking. Stocks are nearly 12 per share tower than a week ago. Wheat has declined tents, corn2M cents and oata IK cents, with moderate transactions, few oaring to buy wheat with enormous stocks to sight. Lard and hogs are lower and cotton has declined a sixteenth, with moderate sales, though receipts are smolL of products still fall below last year's in value, and there is much withdrawal money loaned in this countrr on foreign ac- count The fact that R.000.000 of such mature within the next week leads the ex- pectation of further cxporta of gold. "Failures during the last week" have been in the United States, against 275 last year, and in Canada, against 83 last year; but two of the United States were for more than tl.OOftOOO each, four others were of rated at over tSOO.WU each, and forty more of firms rated at over each. Last week the total number of failures was 273." THREE LIVES TAKEN. A Drunken Negro In Delaware Kllla Hia Wife, Hia Father and a Deputy Sheriff. DcL, June John Dennis, heretofore a hard-working negro, re- turned home drunk and was braided his father. John picked up his gun and said he would leave the house 'for good. Hia wife ran after him, begging him .to return, and he fired, mortally wounding her. The murderer's mother upbraided him, whereupon he tried to kill her, but she escaped. The father, who was 78 years of age, tried to inter- fere, and was shot dead by the infuriated negro. The murderer had two hours' start when intelligence of the tragedy was brought to town. Deputy Sheriff Hearn, with a posse, started in pursuit and Dennis was overtaken in the woods. He agreed to surrender, but aa he approached the posse he raised hie gun and fired, killing the sheriff instantly. The members of the 'posse wera so terror- ized that they allowed the negro to es- cape, but afterward captured him. 1VES IN A SAFE PLACE, The BlUIardlBt His Bun to and Then Takei H of Wln- nng. LONBON, June the international billiard match between Ives and Kob- erts, Ives, the American champion, on Friday evening- resumed his play on the balls which he got jammed at the mouth of a pocket Thursday night. When he ,laid down his cue Thursday night he was in the midst of a run in which he had already scored points and had brought his total up to Friday evening he continued cannon- ing on the balls wedged at the mouth ot the pocket until he had brought his total up to He then broke the balls up. The game stands: Ives (still Roberts, Roberts did not get a shot Friday night, the American having made points without stopping. Ives has got 999 to go, while Roberts has s A Penilon for MM. O'Leary. MASOSVTLLB, Mich., June O'Leary has secured eight dollars per month and 5300 arrears from Uncle Sam on account of Mr. O'Leary haviug fought in the rebellion. She is the woman that owned the cow that kicked over the lamp that started the fire that burned Chicago in 1871, and has been a respected resident of this place for many years. Touched t Lire Wire, DKTBOII, Jfich., June Crit- tenden, an employe of the Detroit Elec- tric Light company, waa instantly killed by an electric shock while work- ing in the tower at the corner of Mc- Dugai and Jefferson avenues. The ac- cident was caused by Crittcnden work ing without rubber gloves. A TOWN DESTROYED. A Cyclone Said to Have Annihi- lated Bldoradcs Ark. FIFTEEN OR TWENTY ARE KILLED. BeJldhig In the PUca Becapea and Deatraction In Towns.' town ictive after- this section years past population and destruction to LITTLE HOCK, of Eldorado, by one cyclones abotf noon that has of the sonthwrat Eldorado has i and the death people and property in the town were frightful. A dispatch received here while the storm was raging says from fifteen to twenty-five persons were killed and injured in Eldorado, while the destruction of property and loss of life in the vicinity was terrible. Boln Wwifht. Almost every house in the town was unroofed or blown down, while three sawmills a short distance out were en- tirely blown away. The roof of the Baptist churcbAras carred away, and the sexton, who was in the building prepar- ing for a school commencement which was to have taken place' Friday night, was instantly killed. Eldorado is one of the oldest inland towns in south and was before the days of railroads in the state the prin- cipal cotton market for that section. Many of the richest men in Arkansas are still citizens of Union county. The cyclone struck the town from a south- westerly direction and its coming was heard for fifteen minutes before it struck Eldorado. The telegraph wires are all down and nothing has been re- ceived here since p. m. Friday. Tha Storm In TeanHiee. Specials from the surrounding coun- try tell of much damage and loss of life. James Bates was killed by light- ning at Huntingdon, Tenn., at which place a terrible storm of wind and rain raged, doing a large amount of damage. William Falcon, 'Tenn., was killed a' .cyclone and ten in neighbor- hood were clown down. Prather's neck was broken by a piece of flying timber. TheOeion river at Trimble, Tenn., Is oat of its banks and is 2% miles wide. Mrs. Manning, of Poplar Grove, Ark., was fatally injured by a cyclone; houses destroyed and several people hurt Camden, Tenn., was visited by the cy- clone and the crops throughout Benton county were badly damaged. The rains have cheeked the fall of the Mississippi and appeals for aid arc coming in from the overflowed districts, while fears are heightened that the levees cannot stand the strain. At Bethel Springs, McNeary county, the bycloue destroyed the residence of Dick Walker and fatally injured him. His wife and three children were slightly hurt. RESTS WITH THE COURT. Closing in the World's Fair at an End. CfftCAeo, June in the injunction proceedings brought against the world's fair directory by the gov- ernment were completed at noon Friday and the case taken under advisement by the court Until a late hour in the evening the three judges remained in their chamber in consultation. At 10 o'clock this morning they will again appear in court, at which hour the counsel have been noti- fied to be in attendance.' It is expected that a decision will then be rendered, although the t pinion of the court may not be filed until a later date. When the arguments were finished District Attorney Milchrist, on be- half of the government, said that as a decision might not be ren- dered before Monday he thought a tem- porary injunction should be granted to close the fair Sunday. Judge Woods, speaking for the court, said he did not know when a decision would be ready, but that the district attorney would have the benefit of making the formal application for the order. At- torney Walker expressed himself cer- tain that no Injunction would be grant- ed, while Attorney High was equally positive that the government had made a good case and would be declared the winner. District Attorney Milchrist was not so sanguine and refused to venture an opinion on the coming de- cision. at the Spots on Sun. SAN FRANCISCO, June Holden, of the Lick observatory tele- graphs that it may be of general inter- est to know that a large group of spots are now clearly visible on the sun, which can be seen with the naked eye by the use of smoked glass. oner a Beward, AVA, 1U., June proprietors of the bank of Dean Bros, have offered a reward of 1800 for the capture of the men who robbed the bank Thursday night of about They will also give for the return of the stolen money. ______________ Impeaching a Judge NASHVILLE, Tenn.. June high court of impeachment found Judge J. Duboee of the Shelby county crimi- nal court guilty on two charges in the articles of a, BU Introduced to Correct the la the Apportionment B11L SPBIKGFIKLV, I1L, June In the Mnate during the morning session in the face of strenuous objections on the rt of the -republicans, who insisted shat no business could be legally trans- acted in the absence of a quorum. Sen- ator Allen wan recognized for the pur- pose of introducing the new sen- atorial apportionment MIL The bill was read a first time, ordered to second reading, and made a special order for next Monday evening. In this bill the town of Riverside, in Cook sounty, the town which is not men- tioned in the bill lately passed and signed by the governor, is placed in the Seventh senatorial district; otherwise the bill is identical to the one formerly passed. The bill to provide for the ment of the penitentiaries of the state to designate one of them aa a re- form prison was read a third time and placed upon its passage. The roll call showed 31 yeas, 2 nays, and the bill was declared to be defeated, as no quorum voted. Senator Mahoney then gave notice that he would move to reconsider the vote by which the bill failed to pass. The sen- ate adjourned until Monday evening at 5 o'clock. The house passed the bill appropriat- ing for the purchase of a bronze statue of the late Gen. James Shields, to be placed in the national statuary ball at Washington. The anti-trust bill and the bill defining trusts and pro- viding penalties for entering into com- bines, trusts, etc., were made special orders for next Wednesday on the third reading. Adjourned till Monday. NERVOUS DEPOSITORS. Failure of the Planklnton Bank at Mil- waukee Disturbs Drawn Out of Several Banks. MILWAUKEE, June The uneasy feeling created by tht failure of the Plankinton bank caused many persons to withdraw money from the banks Friday. But, with the exception of the Commercial bank, then was no very pronounced demand. The Commercial experienced a slight run, almost entirely by small depositors, and it was decided to take advantage of the rules, so the thirty .no- tice will be enforced. The Commercial bank is the county depository, and there is now of county funds on deposit The work of getting out a detailed statement, of the assets and liabilities of the Plankinton bank is progressing rapidly. It was rumored that F. T. Day, president of the Plankinton bank, had made an assignment, but it was without foundation. Mr. Day's attor- ney stated that bis financial re- sources were being arranged to meet all his obligations. Mr. Day will be the greatest individual loser through the failure of the Plank- inton oank. His indebtedness to the Plankinton and his liability to deposit- ors alone places his liabilities above His total liabilities are in the neighborhood of to and his nominal assets are roundly esti- mated at but when sacrificed, as they must be, they will hardly real- ize more than his liabilities. FOR SOCIAL PURITY. and A Congress Convened in Chicago dressed by AfvhbUnop Ireland CHICAGO, June The world's con- gress on social purity began its ses- sions on Friday in, the Hall of Co- lumbus, Memorial A rt palace. Ad- dresses were delivered by President C. C. Bonney, Aaron M. Powell, of New York, Archbishop Ireland. Julia Ward Howe and Rev. John M. Cleary, of St. Paul, Papers written by Josephine E. Butler, of London, and Mrs. Balling- ton Booth were read by Mrs. Anna Rice Powell, of Navr York, and Ad- jutant Vickery, a Salvation Army lassie. At the afternoon session papers were read on "The Regulation System" by Baron B. de Watteville; "Regulationin Germany" by Prau Fischer-Lette, of Berlin; "Unity of the Moral Law" by Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, of "Social Vice and National Decay'; by Rev. A. J. 8abine, of New York; "Responsibility of Physicians in Con- nection with the Regulation Dr. Emily Blackwell; "Legal Status of Girlhood' in by D. A. Watt Kate Bushnell also delivered a brief address. In the evening interesting papers were read by Eev. A. H. Lewis, D. D., Plainfield, N. J.; Rev. Antoinette Brown Blackwell, Rev. B. F. DaCosta, of New York, Mrs. E. B. Grannis, of Chicago, Prof. H. H. Wright, of Nash- ville, Tenn., Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, of Iowa, and Eldridge T, Gerry, of New York. __ Tiro Children Burned. WHEELING, W. Va., June Near Hebron, Tyler county, the house of James Umbleman, a wealthy farmer, waa destroyed by fire Thursday, night Two children, aged 6 and 8 years, re- spectively, perished in the flames. Tha fire is believed to have been the work of an incendiary. A Correction. "I saw a man tearing down Broad began Jimpson. "How do you ejaculated Har kins. "You mean you saw the man tearing up Broadway. They're always doing that to get at the pipes. lyn Life, Steamer Corsica Oomdes an Unknown Steamer. THE MISHAP OCCURS ON LAKE BOR05 Cat In Two. te- Crew Badljr Damaged, la Beached. A LAKB DUABIEB- Mich., June The flteel steamer Cornea collided with an un- known schooner 15 miles oft Thunder Bay island on Lake Huron at daybreak Friday morning in a tog. Tut schooner cut in two and went to the; bottom instantly. HOT entire crew was lost. The Corsica had no time to wait for the rescue of any survivors who might he floating around in the mass of wreckage, as her_ bow was stove in and water .was pour- ing into her hold. She was run on the shore in Thunder bay just 'below Osat- ueke. The bows are all crushed In for a considerable distance and twenty- four big steel plates are loosened. Story of the Aate. Capt Gumming was asleep at the time of the collision. His mate that the Corsica was bound down Lake Huron with a cargo of iron ore and had run all night through the fog. He claims that the Corsica did not run into the schooner, but that the schooner ran into the steamer. The moment they struck he states that the engines were reversed, and that the schooner disappeared from view in a second. Her disappearance was so sud- den that not even her name, color or size could be made out by those on board the steamer. He is certain that the schooner's crew were all lost On the steamer more attention was paid to her condition than to the fate of those on the schooner, for it was feared at first that she was going down. blight Claw found. That the "unknown schooner waa ioat ia made certain by the fish tug Angler, which has just arrived here. She re- ports having passed the cabin of the schooner and a large amount of wreck- age off Thunder bay. -There was no name on any article seen. The cabin was- about 18 feet long and was about one-third cat through, which clearly indicates that the steamer ran into the schooner. In a coat which was picked up among the wreckage was a letter 'signed by Joe Davy, 213 Cherry street, Green Bay, Wis., March 30, 1893. There was no en- velope on the letter iior any other way of telling to whom it was addressed. FATE OF A HEROINE. Slstera Burned to Dtath Kaiiq Peruhlnc While Trylnt to Rescue the Other. TOPBKA, Kan., Jane The residence of F, G- Swehla, east of Wilson, waa burned Thursday night, and his two daughters, one 3 years old and the other 20, perished in the flames. Mr. Swehla has been sick for some time and during the night fire broke out in the roof, probably through a de- fective flue. The house was a one and a half story stone building, and the youngest of the two girls waa sleeping in the upper story. Tha older girl went upstairs to rescue her sister. At the head of the stain was a trap-door, which closed after she had passed it and the father was un- able to force it open. It is, believed that the young woman swooned and fell on the traprdoor, holding it down, thus preventing 'her weak father from reaching her. A Ulilcago Bank CHICAGO, June Cheverton, Martin