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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - August 22, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWK-EYE. TABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.)BURLINGTON, IOWA, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 22, 1890. (PRICE: 15 CENTS PER WEEK. ft battle array. deriy Marshaling His Forces for the Great Strike. the Present Indications tho Men .. yot be Called Out Until Next ^Veek-Somethlng: About the New York Central. stay oho time I he or-eommit-oflicials right of humanity. We did not seek Hie quarrel. The general executive board knew nothing of it until it was thrust "c“r t that "e hav« “■ it we ask the entire Knights of Labor assistance with the YoitK, Aug. 21.—This day has to the labor leaders here like a , in battle array, It has been to a day of preparation for war after declaration aud before the set-to. „ before has Powderly been personal the heat of a contest like the one ved to be coming. He never yet ordered a strike and feels some pride e record of peace which he feels is There is little doubt, however, his determination in this ’ His men say he is here and the executive board headquarters during the if one is ordered, will be in this 'it is clear that Powderly and his -et intend, if the strike is made gen-hat the responsibly shall be : hi* just as close a- possible to the and file. This purpose underlies orders of the board to Master Workup to convene Ids district assembly, the order which has gone up the wto Albany to convene their district mbiy Monday. At these meetings local assemblies will voice their -aition as to the general strike the result will be that a concensus of opinion among the men he bad. The federations of supreme y will not meet till Saturday, and will Lbiv communicate its determination e Knights here that night or Sun-The Albany district assembly, se ai tion will be influential in the cut clan laid out by Powderly to e the men themselves declare the tegeneral, does not meet till Mon-a-stated. A fair conclusion from [facts and circumstances is that the istrike, if it i- to come, will not fall -je next week. Way Powderly has been preparing Mellowing, which was made public to- -Vune time the management of the York Central and Hudson River l)aj have been discharging employes have been active in labor affairs. It pens that all those who have been hissed are members of the order of of Labor, and have at another been oilieers in or have served on which waited on aview of presenting grievances. ie discharges became so frequent and so clearly the evidence of a settled on the part of the company to .pt and destroy the organization of -hts of Labor upon the Central sys-that the executive board of district ably No. 240, in which the Knights •bor upon the system are enrolled, d it necessary to call a special kina to consider the situation. the meantime the general ex-live board having been ap-sed of the condition of affairs lone of its members. .J. .1. Holland, ”ew York with instructions to use all jible efforts to bring about an amica-idjustment of the difficulty. On his ira! in New York, Holland, after congee with representatives of the disassembly, in the course of which he ^ined full knowledge of the trouble the standpoint of the men, waited Vice President Weeb. Holland d to Webb that he had J upon him to endeavor to ad-the unpleasantness existing bein tic- company and its Knights of dr employes Webb denied there any trouble existing between the piny and its employes. Holland told he. as a member of the executive ~d of the Knights of Labor, had come e request of the men made through organization to which they belonged, krict assi rnbly two hundred and forty-Webb brusquely declared he Id not discuss the matter with any not employed by the company and id the interview. Findingall efforts fleet a peaceable settlement of their dances impossible, and being collied that it was only a question of £ and convenience with the company ‘e they would one and all be disced unless they forfeited their mallard abandoned their privileges as Jens of a free country by renouncing iglit to join their fellows in an ionization calculated to protect Y si rights without intruding n those of others, the district mtive board had no alterative but to r the strike, which they did. The .tile is already acquainted with tile 'Of the affair and a repetition is eely neci-ssary. The most earnest sincere ©finns of the general officers secure a hearing for the discharged jo were unavailing. The correspond-which passed between the Grand Workman and Webb has been Aisled. Un Wednesday morning, Au-L John Devlin of the general exec-board, and myself waited on Toucey, genera; superintendent, and endeavor-®hav© the matter arbitrated or invested. Toilerv was emphatic iii his ‘hsu. On the afternoon of that day sob visited by the same getitle-and he reiterated what Toucey had sh In the morning it was suggested [jfifn tnat disinterested parties should land determine the cases. It was ingested that during the investi-aon the strike he declared off anil the 'bN ea:;..ii proceeded with. That was iosod. I hen the following proposition I made by Ute: pii b. eonid you not -;t down with ■'n the presence of the mon who are ‘barged and allow ‘fn rn your presence, so that I Ujf> f;i "s in tile case and bi f to arrive at a decision?" Th' Webb Alin then said: I understand you to a-public and employes have order of to come to our ^butis to Will t hp strike. We have to fight a power which owes its lofty bearing to the wealth it has piled up from the labor of the employes of the road. Untold millions are at its. command and we want money to thJIZ | ° st,ruTgg!?- We not only ask the Knights of Labor to come to our a d but we ask it of all the members of all organized labor. If we are so easily vanquished as to make tho company repeat the experiment, we not onlv ask the    labor organizations,    but* we ask of the great public away beyond our organization    of    labor to come to our side. We are fighting against a power far more dangerous than till one which laid down its arms at Yorktown one hundred years ago. There the fight was with one king. I o-day it is against a hundred, one    of whom said. in    an    after dinner speech not long ago:    “There are fifty men in this country who have it in their power to control the currency of the United States, to control her    commerce and at    a    day’s notice to stop every wheel in the whole territory of the United States.” I he struggle is far more momentous than it was during the American revolution. I lien our fathers fought for liberty; now we are lighting to maintain it. Then the enemy was three thousand miles away; to-day he is intrenched in our own dominion. He has figured around our legislature. He stands at tho doors of congress to bar out legislation of the interests of the masses, lie presumes to dictate to the executive of the nation. ‘Ile attempts to strangle and corrupt the judiciary and he does all these by no shadow of divine right, but by the power of money wrung from tho bending back of tho railway laborers; wrung from tho mortgages of tho farmers of the land; wrung from the business interests of America; wrung from the very hearts of the best and noblest of the nation’s poor. It is against such a power as this, a power that cares for no right hut its own, that we struggle, and whether we win or lose in the present contest, the buttle will now go on until that power is weakened forever or the public is damned. The real animus of thi> strike lies in the fact that our order lias been struggling with questions which concern the control of trusts, corporations and syndicates by the government of the people. The allied forces of the Knights of Labor and tho Farmers’ Alliance are marching on to Washington to secure legislation favorable to the whole people. They are going there to secure the repeal of certain unjust laws which stand in the way of progress and antagonize justice. It is the hope of turning our attention away rrom these matters that this warfare is made a Dart of the allied forces. It is to weaken us where'wo can do them the worst harm and tho country the greatest good that, these annoyances are visited upon us. We are not the disorderly mob that the papers paint us. The orderly and law-abiding conduct of the men on the strike has won the admiration of the public and yet the best feelings of the community have been destroyed by the introduction of armed forces under command of Robert Pinkerton, a man who holds no commission    from    the    state or nation to recruit or arm    men    for duty. Had the interests of New Y'ork required it, there are many thousands of veteran soldiers within her borders who faced death a quarter of a century ago. It was not necessary to call upon them and yet a hireling mob of the worst characters in the land hasj been quartered upon    the people    of New York 'city to terrorize her citizens, provoke them to anger, shoot down those who asked for a right to be heard in their own behalf. The conduct of the men since the strike began ha-been most orderly and commendable aud until its close no Knight of Labor will be found in an unlawful aet of any kind. We    are    pledged to maintain the law. We will obey the legal commands of the state, but not of a corporation which defies public opinion and has no regard for Justice when dealing with its employes. Conciliation and arbitration can deal with the most intricate question of dispute. The unchristian attitude of the New Y'ork Central officials is bc-t illustrated by the manner in which they violate the laws of the land through their agents. During this strike Robert Pinkerton is an agynt of the railroad. He advertises for moi . and hire- them without regard to manhood. Apparently, the brute and between sixty and seventy thousand on the other roads of the Vanderbilt systems. Of these men there are on the entire Vanderbilt system twenty-five thousand Knights of Labor and six thousand members of the Federation. Three thousand men have left the Central’s employ since the strike was declared. STRENGTH OF THE KNIGHTS. It was learned to-day from a competent authority that the strength of the Knights of Labor in the various branches of work in the New Y’ork Central is as follows: Engineers, two per cent; conductors, ten per cent; switchmen, twenty per cent; and freight handlers, fifteen per cent. Nearly all the rest of the railroad workmen belong to the brotherhoods. There are only a few men who do not belong to any of the labor organizations. Vice President Webb himself acknowledges that a combined strike of the Knights aud the Federation would completely tie up the road. A strike by the Knights alone, however, as is shown by the above figures, would result in only a temporary embarrassment to the company. With the brotherhoods and Knights combining forces on all roads of the Vanderbilt system greatest tie-up in the history of country will follow. The two great organizations decided to make a common fight of their two grievances and win or lose together. This was deemed advisable for two or three reasons, because the Eastern division Knights of Labor strike had not proved very successful, and, more especially, because the interests of all railway employes were alike at stake. As Powderly himself expressed it:    “I    have    got men in the switchmen’s battle, ami you (Sweeney) have got men in the Knights' battle.” the the this TO BLOW UP BRIDGES. A Stranger Suggests to a Strike Leader I he T se of Dynamite. New York, Aug. 21—The striking employes of the New Y'ork Central have prided themselves on the absolute freedom from disorder or attempted violence that has characterized this contest. At yesterday's mass meeting, therefore, a statement by President Cleary that a conspiracy existed to involve the Knights of Labor in a plot to blow up bridges, excited a great ileal of indignation. Mr. Cleary said that on Tuesday afternoon as he was on his way home he was approached by a stranger who took his hand and shook it. Glancing at Mr. Cleary’s Knights of Labor badge, he said:    “We    arc    friends,    and    engaged    in the same good cause.” No reply being made to this, the stranger gave a signal employed by tho Knights several years ago. but not used now. After some further talk, the stranger unfolded a scheme which contemplated the destruction, by dynamite, of the railroad bridge across the Harlem river at 4th avenue aud tho railroad bridge across Spuyten Duyvil creek. The stranger said that he was prepared to furnish tho dynamite neces->ary to blow up those bridges, and entered into details as to how the scheme could be carried out secretly and without fear of detection. It was only his friendship for the cause of the strikers, he said, that prompted him to suggest the use of dynamite. Mr. ( leary was so surprised at the boldness of the proposition that he hesitated as to how to reply to the man, and the latter, observing the hesitation, concluded he had made a mistake in making the offer, and walked away at a brisk pace. Mr. Cleary followed hoping that lie might meet a friend, and thus put in operation a plan to entrap the man, but none appeared, and after tracking the stranger to Forty-second sireet and Sixth avenue, he disappeared, and was not again soon by Mr. Cleary. The meeting passed resolutions denouncing the stranger's action as an attempt on the part of the railroad company or Pinkeatons to entrap the knights. Webb Guards the Hoad’* Interests. New Y'ork, Aug. 21.—Webb, late in the afternoon, said, relative to the charge made by Powderly that he and the executive board since their arrival here had been shadowed by the detectives. that had he not taken every lawful means to protect the interest of his road and kept himself informed as to what the members of the board were doing he would be wholly unfit to remain one-half hour in his present position. ! were consolidated in 1809 to form the present road have a total of 227.67 railes. The officers are William K. Vanderbilt, chairman of the board of directors; John Newell, president, and E. D. Worcester, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. THE MICHIGAN CENTRAL. The Michigan Central road has a total i length, including leased and operated I roads, of 1,540.37 miles. The main line { extends from Detroit to Kensington, UH- I nois—270.07 miles. From Kensington to Chicago it uses the Illinois Central tracks. The leased lines have a total of 817.18 miles, and the operated lines, of which the Canada Southern is tile principal one, a mileage of 453.12. Tho general officers are: Cornelius Vanderbilt, chairman of the board of directors; ll. B. Ledyard, president, aud E. D. Worcester, vice-president and secretary. The Chicago and Northwestern railway. with its leased lines and roads controlled it through ownership of stock, has a total of 7,785 miles. Of this the Chicago aud Northwestern, running from Chicago to Elroy, Wisconsin; Ishpeming, Michigan: Council Bluffs. Iowa, and Pion*, South Dakota, comprehends 4,385 miles. The Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis A Omaha railroad, running from St. Paul to Elroy, Wisconsin, Duluth, Omaha, Kansas City, and Mitchell, North Dakota, comprehends an aggregate of 1,500 miles. The Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley railway is a new line which it is supposed will be pushed through to the coast. It parallels the I'n ion Pacific about two hundred miles north of the latter. It has been built through Nebraska ami into Wyoming. It has a total of 1,200 miles. The Sioux City and Pacific railway is a part of tin* sam© for-west system. It is about seven hundred miles long. These last two road- are in tho cattle country and do a vast cattle business. Marvin Hiighitt is the president of all four of these lines and the Vanderbilts have representatives in the directory of each. STRIKERS OF THE RAST. In the present situation, the facts concerning tin* relations that have subsisted between the several Vanderbilt lines and their employes is interesting. Considering the extent and complexity of the system it has been remarkably free from labor complications.The most serious one up to the present time—at least within the last fifteen years—was the switchmen's strike on tin* Lake Shore in 1886. This was a stubborn strike, lasting several months and resulted in a complete victory for the road. Since then the road has had nothing of the kind that was not speedily and amicably settled. The relations that have existed between the Michigan Central and its employ. •- have been for years of the most amicable kind. General Passenger Agent < >. W. Buggies said that in the last ten yens there had been only one labor complication, and that lasted but one day. 'l was during Hie engineers' strike on the Burlington road. Tho Michigan Central engineers went out for one day, Lu as soon as their committee and the road's officials got together the difficulty w as adjusted in a very sho~t time and the men went back to work. About eight years ago there was an engineer's strike of some proportions on tile Northwestern road. Since then there have never been any very extensive strikes, though a number of small ones in various branches of the operative service have demonstrated the strong organization of the employes. The great railway strikes of 1877 did not seriously affect the New Y'ork Central. These strikes began on the Baltimore aud Ohio and extended to the Pennsylvania lines. It was at this time that President Chauncey M. Depew telegraphed to General Manager Tillinghast that the New Y'ork Central's employes had always shown themselves loyal to the road and he believed and that if they did th* for for it. The men did stand by the road. and afterward SIGO,nod was dis tr buted among them. Neither the West Shore nor the Nickel-Plaie road has ever figured seriously in strikes. Both roads ar** too new to have been effected by the strike-, in 1877. and AGAINST THE DRAMSHOP. The Christian Church Convention Passes Ringing Resolutions. The Creston Blue Grass Palace Opeued-Trouble on the Iowa Division tended—The Western Wheel Scraper Works Fire. [Special to the Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines, Aug. 21.—The convention of the Christian church to-day passed the following resolutions: Resolved, That we stand unalterably opposed to the dramshop in whatever form existing and pledge ourselves to every legitimate support of the prohibitory law and its rigid enforcement. Resolved, That we heartily approve of the objects and workings of the American Educational association and similar associations for the care and education of homeless children. COMRADES MEET. The Member* of the Gallant Tlilrtiet Ii Iowa Ascelli bled at Ft. Madison. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] l r. Madison, Aug. 21.—The fir-t day of the Thirtieth Iowa reunion was one of utmost success. A more beautiful day could not bo wished for. The members of the honored regiment are here in large numbers, anil the crowd is greatly swi lied by visitors who came to attend the exercises. Mayor Hamilton welcomed the veterans, their wives, daughters and sons, in a happy speech, and followed with an address that was* frequently interrupted by hearty applause. To-night a grand camp-fire was held at the park, addresses being made by members of th** Thirtieth. The exercises were interspersed by vocal and band music. __ RAILROAD MATTERS. tion and was received with enthusiasm by the house full of democrats, who are confident of victory over Henderson, but the republicans are not disheartened. The Coining: Farmers’ National Congress. Council Bluffs, Aug. 21.—Arrangements have been completed for the entertainment of the Farmers’ National Congress, which meets at Council Bluffs, August 26th to 29th. The delegates will be tendered an excursion to Denver and the mountains at the conclusion of the congress. A Terrible Death. (Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Atlantic, Aug. 21.—George O'Brien, aged twenty-one years, who has been employed as a cook at the hotel Anderson, was killed by the cars la-t night. O'Brien was beating his way to Des Moines on a freight train, and it A supposed he fell between the cars. cases immediately. The letter wa- referred to the deputy commissioner for report, and he reported against th* plan. Therefore, the witness made no order written or verbal, for taking up Lemon's cases in advance of the regular order, Raum said after further examination and consideration of the matter he, on December 23d, issued an order concerning the completed files on which were put cases that seemed to be most complete and ready for adjudication. This had the effect of greatly expediting Hie work of the office. Captain Lemon bad nothing to do, he asserted, with the preparation of this or the -ub.-equent order. Representative Cooper was requested by the committee to return and resume connection with the case, which he and the committee adjourned. FEAR AN EPIDEMIC. Londoners Disinfecting to Prevent a Spread of Cholera ©Jato Blight in Irrlariil-Uni} District* Threatened With Famine Threatened Trouble in Africa Other Foreign New* his did GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS. of CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. Complaint* of Illegal Tratlic in Railroad Ticket*. De- Moines, Aug. 21.—The railroad commission lias received a communication from the interstate commission setting forth the fact that in all large towns there arc persons who arc apparently doing a profitable businc» in the sale of tickets for passenger transportation, though they scent not to he in the service of th** roads. The inference is that the tickets are either issued under circumstances which would not bear investigation, or, for some reason, after having been properly purchased, have not been made us" of by the persons who bought them, or only used for a part of the distance over which the persons purchasing were entitled to travel. From the controversies which arise when these tickets are used it would be inferred, the communication says, that they are sold, sometimes at least, in disregard of th** conditions under which they were originally issued, and purchaser- are either refused pa.-s-ago upon them or subjected to great annoyance and inconvenience. The Iowa commissioners reply that, the general opinion is that the ticket broker are supplied by the companies a; a lower rate than the tickets are -old to others, and claim that if such be the ca-© the business is a serious public evil, a direct violation of the underlying principle, iT not th** letter, of the law, without any compensating advantage to the railway companies, and an unjust discrimination against tho passengers. Tho commission regards th** chief cause of tho evil the extreme anxiety of the roads to in-ereaso their passenger business, and declares that the illegal traffic in tickets .    ,    ,    should be brought to an end by legal they would now, i V should not ..if- i Pf*****1"'*’*    _ Trouble on the Iowa Division Ended. Dubuque, la., Aug. 21.—The conductors, brakemen and baggagemen on th** Iowa division of the Iilinoi- Central presented their grievance- to Superintendents Gilleas and Quimby In the former's , office yesterday. The distance between each was absorbed by another road soon t Waterloo and Dubuque is ninety-three miles. Engineers and firemen making after its construction, and both are without extensive terminal facilities, a strike on neither could affect traffic seriously. nuestion might better emphatically refused. ame that .    r - ..    _____ no rights _ Uu are bound to consider, and do , ;, h’ upon the matter simply as L- die railroads were vour own 'pettyv because if you takethat view wi'.'tv is no use in saying anvilling thor.    ... ice. Aft, JC- tat***! and took refill ill sl uice tho 1 to _ ,, , lll0rhughly inve-tigating the ,. "ic© h led to the strike, and after - every effort in their power to company to arbitrate or sub- (Mi ■ :lIt investigation, by im-J m'r-' Hie question at issue. *. -•hi iller th** men were discharged tv'. t - " ' it Knight- of Labor, and arCt Tpo',‘ of destroying their for"”*,’-''-1-1 a' believe or maintain, p‘ . cause and proper reasons as ut: of the company alleged. ,'■•■crai executive board* have by a e rn©*? * V 0t0' determined to stand by rT ‘    "*'•"■    whether their strike is op- *. or not, had no alternative conturb'* ti mauhood-j ‘e controversy Toucey and ct Eof/' - ami reI>fmted the state-. na? the men were not discharged ted til/.0' Ti-ro Kn,^ls. and they excuse th 1 :c t0 believe them simply *toen do/v 'a-'S0, Koth of these gen-®ir corv * “'rla'n things in relation to !lvinw atl0,llwllh mo which both idavit m In t*Vlf are. ProPared to make Hor be Ha, >r>':b:ng that could in ai: lr t() terminate the strike & was,i/I'10    j0    basis    for those ttditior-D ■' i alternative of un-Part nftT    absolute surrender on * tyranny rZ lveu °F a Prole?t against hilted V 1    fail road    officials was Cce' sii/k    v 1    n(^‘r    circum- manlv.' Tt . Offender would be worthy    ^,0uld    be cowardly and Spheres    ,men wll° on two iiftglod and died for the alone is sought, and such creatures as will do any deed of desperation are most wanted. Adolph I’olleshck came to mc on August IG and made affidavit that lie was hired in New York by th** New Y'ork Central a- watchman and sent to Albany and upon arriving there was handed a commission appointing him deputy sheriff without expense to the country and given weapons and told to use them. ll** could hardly speak English. It will be well to .ask why blank commissions with sheriffs name attached arc placed at the disposal of Robt. Pinkerton to be placed in the ; hands of ignorant men who believe un- : der this authority they have the right to kill citizens. In order to tost this case still lurther and learn if all the citizens would receive the same treatment, I telegraphed Sheriff Tappan, of Renesselar county, asking if he would swear in two hundred deputies to protect the lives of our member, ll** replied that he did not think the situation would warrant it. \V. Walter Webb applauds th** actions of the Pinkertons in shooting. W. Walter Webb never did one stroke of work to earn the wealth ho now abuses. It came by inheritance and ho does not appreciate it and regards it as something to ho used for himself aloin*. Tho cider Vanderbilt was a workman and knew something about th** feelings of th** man who toils. It was during his days that the record of tho New York Central for generous treatment of the workmen was made and not j under the present management. In con-i elusion Powderly says: i The Knights of Labor hold themselves in readiness now aud will continue to do -o. to yield to the will of the people in this matter. The company, on the other hand, holds itself above and superior to public opinion. I would here ask the men still in th** employ of the New York Central aud railroads whether it be interest to stand by those men who are their common right The general executive board will conduct this contest with all of their ability, within tho law and without violence. To do this we require funds, and that at once. Public spirited citizen who believe in fair play are asked to contribute to the liberty fund in aid of the striking employes of tho New Y ork Central and Hudson River railroad. Send all contributions to Joint N\ . Hayes, 814 North Broad street. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, [Signed.]    T.    V.    Powi>erl\.,* Serious Ellen- <>i the Strike. Fort Plane, N. Y., Ans. 21.—The -trike on th** Central is having a seritui'-i fleet upon business in tin* Mohawk Valiev. and Johnstown and Gloversville. In the latter places manufacturers and merchant'* experience great delay in getting goods shipped. Some of the glove factories will soon have to shut down if the strike continues. Provisions are advancing in price. Tile Central People Cheek mat ell. Buffalo, Aug. 21.—Strikers here made a checkmate move on the Central people this afternoon. They captured over forty men who arrived in th** city this morning and yesterday and took them to a hall where a large meeting was in progress. THE NEW YORK CENTRAL. Hudson River not to their and support striking for to organize. a. M. YY., Iv. of L. Powderly Write* to Arthur. New York, Aug. 21.—Powderly has written to Chief Arthur stating the strike situation and asking him where he and the Brotherhood of Engineers stand or. the question. Some Striking Figures. New York, Aug. 21.—The New York Central officials have been making some computations to-day regarding the number of men who are likely to go on the strike. They say there are seventy-two thousand mon employed on the Central Something About the Hoad on Which the Great Strike U Progressing. The New Y’ork Central and Hudson River railroad has a total length, including its branches and leased roads, of 1,420.04 miles. The main line is from New York to Buffalo. 441.75 miies. Its branches aggregate 290.12 miles, and its leased roads, 688.77 miles. The principal leased line is the West Shore road, with a length of 148.56 miles. Cornelius Vanderbilt is chairman of the board of directors and Chammy M. Depew president, Like nearly all th** great roads of the country th** present New Y’ork Central and Hudson River railroad was founded by the consolidation of a number of smaller ones and its mileage has been increased by construction, purchase and lease. One of the most important fa'*ts in its history was th** leasing of the West Short* road for the period of 475 years from January I. 1886. The West Shore road was built, as i- generally believed, for the purpose of blackmailing the New Y'ork Central into buying it. It parallels the latter road th** whole distance from New York to Buffalo. It gets its name from the fact that from New Y'ork to Albany it is on the west -hor** of the Hudson, while the New Y'ork Central is on the east shore. It was opened through to Buffalo in January, 1884. and went into tho*hands of a receiver six months later, was sold in November following, and leased to the Central at the beginning of 1886. THE “NICHET.-l’LATE.” The New Y'ork, Chicago & St. Loui-road—tho “Nickel-Platc”—has a total of 512.52 miles, th** main line from Buffalo to Grand Crossing. The officers are William Iv. Vanderbilt, chairman of the board of directors, aud I). W. Caldwell, president. This is another road that was built to sell. It was projected and carried through by Calvin S. Brice. George I. Sooey and others, in 1882. Only about six months was occupied in its construction, and tim same year it became a part of the Vanderbilt system by the purchase of a majority of its stock by the Lake Shore road. This purchase was forced on the Lake Shore by tho fact that the “Nickel-I’late” paralleled it- own road. It was about the time of this purchase that Vanderbilt made his since-famous utterance:    “The    public    bo damned I” The Lake Shore A Michigan Southern railroad has a total of 1,409.55 miles, including its leased lines. The main line extends from Buffalo to Chicago, 540.49 miles. The main branches are the Sandusky division, Air Line division, Jackson branch, Monroe branch, Ashtabula branch, with a combined total of 318.66 miles. The leased lines are 322.73 miles n length, and tho original roads which FAVOR WOMAN SUFFRAGE. A Ting© of Sentiment Colors the Mississippi Constitutional Convention. Jackson, Miss., Aug. 21.—A ting** of sentiment colored the proceedings of tho constitutional convention to-day during tin* progress of Delegate Fewell’s speech in support of the proposition offered by himself to confer suffrage upon women. Fewell's resolution is a- follow-:    That it is the -(*nst* of this convention that ii is a condition necessary to tile solution of the franchise problem that the right to vote b** secured by proper constitutional enactment to every women who shall have resided in this state six months and who shall be twenty-one years of age, or upwards, and who owns or whoso husband, if sh** has a husband, owns real estate situated in this state with a clear value of $300 over and above all encumbrances. The I votes of every woman voting in any election must 1)** cast by some male elector who will be thereunto authorized in writing by such woman, entitled t’o vote; such constitutional enactment is not to be framed so as to grant to women the right to hold office. After two hours discussion on the resolution Fewell struck out the objectionable clauses of his resolution, and had it referred to the committee on election franchise. The woman suffrage idea is growing in favor among the hest minds of the convention and unles- the safety from negro supremacy can be reached by other methods, Fewell’s plan or one similar to it will be adopted. the run are credited with one hundred miles, anil the trainmen want the same. A month's work is nvo thousand six hundred mile-, or twenty-six days. Passenger conductors now paid $90 a month want SIGO to $125. according to the number of mile- run. ’I lie Kansas City pays SIGG, anil tho Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul SHG to $125. Passenger brakemen, now paid $45 and $50 who make more or less overtime, want a fixed sum of $50. Baggagemen now paid $55. hut who make an average of Son. want $65 for twenty-six days' work. Freight conductors, now paid $65 to STO for a run of 2,600 miles, want 3 cent- a mile anil a-k that crews shall not be multiplied -o as to decrease a month below 2,OOO miles. Freight brakemen, now paid >50 for 2.600 miles, want 2 cents a mil©. Conductors and brakemen on way freights want >90 and $60, respectively. Superintendent Gilleas says the confei'Ti*•*• w as very satisfactory, and the men were satisfied and -ay th** superintendent will recommend the granting of the increase in salaries. They left for Chicago, where they will meet the grievance committees from other divisions, and iii a few days appear before the general officers of the company. Th© Debate on th© Lard Bill in th© IIou*©. Washington, Aug. 21.—In the house Henderson, of Illinois, reported tin* river and harbor bill, a-king for a nonconcurrence in all the senate amendments and agreeing to the conference requested by the senate. Mr. Kerr, of Iowa, main* the point of order that tie* amendment must fir-t be considered in committee of tin* whole. Mr. Henderson thereupon withdrew h*: report, stating he would make It tomorrow as a privileged matter. In the morning ses-ion of the house, Buchanan called up th** bill for the adjustment of th** account- of laborers arising under the emht-bour law. Feuding th** discussion, tin* morning hour expired and tho house proceeded to the consideration of the bill defining lard. Mr. Mason, of Illinois, -aid this was a fight between the packers of impure lard and the packers of refined compound lard. It was a trade fight and had no place in congress. He was a- much opposed to food adulteration as any man in I he house. The compound lard men were charged with defending fraud and counterfeiting. That charge was false. 'J his bill struck down every possible chance of exporting lard or compound lard from this country. The • gentleman spoke about the poverty of th** farmers and proposed to tax the poor laboring man in Iii< district in order to help the farmers. Did the gentleman ever know of a fanner going hungry? Did they ever know of a fanner standing out in a storm with hi-wife urn! children in rh** presence of th** landlord and sheriff? But the laboring man, who worked fourteen hours a day. must lie taxed for cheap, clean food products to help the farmers of the country, when no farmers’ organization had demanded it. It was proposed to tax a clean food product and force people to pay higher prices for filthy, dinking stuff made in the flats in L'hicago, St. Louis and Boston. He defend* d Fairbanks against some strictures made upon him and then proceeded to argue in support of th*? Paddock pure food bill. Ylr. Allen, of Michigan, supported tile bill. The agitation of thi- question had been provoked by the careful, thoughtful action of the farmer' in their van im a-sf mblies and organizations. Whether they were right or wrong they called for it. It was not true, (as stated by the gentleman from Illinois.' that this bill affected men who produced cotton oil. Mr. Henderson, of Iowa, -aid Us friend from I Illinois (Mason) had tearfully pleaded for th** laboring m n of the country and had put them in ant1 thesis to the fanners. Did the gentleman r* f**r to Fairbank and Armour, v Lo hail in a few year- amassed million- at th** expense f th*? farmers ? Let the gent Liman reserve his tears and eloquent appeal- for they were ill-placed in defending men who had been charging th*? laborers many per cent more than com- I pound laril was worth. He asserted the j farmers of th** country had petitioned in j favor of this bill. Mr. Foreman, of Illinois, favored pl lug a tax of two mill- per pound on compound lard in order to ensure compliance with tim? other provisions of the I ll. Messrs. Stuart. Gates and Wheeler opposed the measure and then tile house took a recess, tile evening session to be for debate on the lard IL,. The bill was discus-***.! until ten o'clock, when the house adjourned. Bij; l*nr< has© Wa-IIINLTON, Aug. 21.-department this evening i providing for the redempt ternber I of $20,OOO,OOO of half per tent bonds at after September I, prepay of bonds so received all in bonds to and including Au without rebate or interest of August 19 i- herd Born!- Order* <1. . 21.—The treasu ing issued a cf re til sr ai re lust Th inde Th© Onuy Resolution. London, Aug. 21.—Th© ?Lo!era -oar® here continues to spread. There is a general belief among medic •a! men that Leigh must have spread he germs of the disease around London in hi- rather extensive peregrination- dt ring the two days after he landed. I ii** Britannic coffee house, in th© dingy Whitechapel district, where th© man sh •pt, I- being thoroughly di.-irife©ted. T he wail paper in fli© room ii** occupied h as been torn down and burned, and the whole house ruts received a thorougl i cleansing. Bv* ry bra -* arni ’.ar-ro-.;u he is known to have visited ha- been tr ©ated if: tho -am© way, but no track ha- t© *-?; kept Of the oth* r passengers who came LHi t f*u thin and who may have already carried it t*» other di-triets of Condo ! and perhaps to various parts of Englai d. Leigh is w was ,-IIING TON, Aug. 21.—I ire occasioned by the failu senate this morning to take u; resolution fixing th© order of Senator Quay, when a-k* d ti for the postponement, said. • friends thought it be-t not to to-day. I -hail, however, call morrow.'’ urpri-e Of the ** On av doing w< tors ar** come. If in til* ll aux ie ma lios 0-ta! -Tor ing the do a re •an b HI 0 ll I in If. e doe ti ii© v *d rh lie.;* lied an Agreement. Wa'UINgtov. Aug. GI.—T ii forces on the land grant, forfeit have practically reached un agr* The term- of agreement are g* upon ti)*? principle bill as it pa-house—namely, the absolute forfe of all land opposite to and conter almous with a portion of atry aided road not now completed. A Bill fur Bank- of Depo-it. Washington, Aug. 21.—In th** to-dav Blair introduced, at the re pi* tile Farmer-’Alliance. . to or for bank- of deposit. To Relic* #• th© .Money .M.»rk*-t. Washington. \ \ 21. —The dir of the mint to-day authorized ihtendent of tL>* mint af Philadelphia make advances on -liver Furs as -con received, in order to relieve the stri: ency in tho New Y'ork money market. REMOVAL OF GRANT’S REMAINS. Th© I)©:»d S*»l*li©r'- \\ idi»\r I ©av© • f Matter for Coner©—to Deride A Br case ie rn* *r ii; nay ved r<loth-Kong, he got e no A-iatic it type. read are . th© >p in min© very i cr fa iW rh, nd >rd- raper- ; Lu- '-f tho wl ere •b d by petted iv the aborer e land- ■ and far ar- bso Aug. * Prei re New Y'**uk, special to tie John Quinn r Jr., a reply to General Grant her wishes regarding moval of the great v the Ari ngton Nut;- nal It is dat' d Salem < ent( county. August 15. and r Hon. John Quinn, Dear Sii request, I bnv av- irr \ W : Con Lo vt At Mrs. ( the bon r of rep!' ing t lurteous letter of August ll, a-king i expression of her wish©- in relation t<> 1 m./v ii of General Grant'- r. rn lins tot I ■ tty of Washington, as prop. -• I in the© rent resolution offen d by Senator 1‘iiru i .i tin©- xvii. n Mr-. Grant va- v .ti: * Grant, hi wrot a left--r fir pub Hat the intention of saving h* r. if j»n--tbe affecting annoy anc of bi mg int r by th*- new-papers on the subj' i t. in w I expressed her views an i thevinwsof til hr in regard to th s. Iii that letter < i Grant in sub-tane ■ that such a r I rested with congress, and not w ith i j Grant’s family, lf th© p* ople, by act I gr« ss. choose to remove General Oral mains to or near Washington, Mrs. Gi I refuse her consent only in east- no p.- Br b>- made for bi This she wishes to e to see a monument ir.aik the last restln - family restin r> emphasize. : gun. a* Ii plac ry Ti 'easT. hi r h b. At olonel i to with j . from « sal dewed I a ic*h he ! . fa m i - rif moval I ex >fnoon- I en ifs re- * 1 > vision I £T *1 o July, the rent ill be al-xtenalv® that. Land, is :ur>e of - ’-©centare ripe power-I - able • war- n tho 'A th® ow to -ngu’a would s*ru5- bis s PEACE AT LAST. ial*t and Salvador Shako Across Hi© Bloody Chasm. Hands Mr. Quinn Intl limb ?w YL cr or on th the Pl the NL whet Ii aband meeting will p day or two. a photi av York. N Idaho Republican*. Boise City, Idaho, Aug. 21.—The republican state convention reassembled this morning and adopted a platform. It endorses the administration of President Harrison, favors the protection of Am©r-i an industries, rejoicesover tho splendid victory achieved by tho national republican majority over tho enemies of silver ut home ami abroad, and favors the rigid enforcement of the election laws. The following ticket was nominated:    Gov ernor. Goo. I j. Hoop, of Lewhi; lieutenant governor, N. B. Willey, Ida county; congressman. Willis S. Weet. of Latah: secretary of state. A. J. Pinkham, of Alturas; 'tat** treasurer, Frank R. Coffin, Boise City, Idaho. Want a I.©vee Const meted. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Oaktille, la., Aug. 21.—A petition is being numerously signed in this and Des Moines county asking congress to construct a levee from th** Iowa river down to tile lower line of the flooded lands in these counties. Thi- would greatly enhance the wealth of this section and be a general boon to the community. Con-I gross might as w**ll spend thi- non* on us poor beflooded farmers as to throw it away in the bottom of th© river *»r in building dams that was away with each rise of the flood. If those bottoms could be protected from the floods th©y would produce the largest crops of any in the state. Your city is, or ought to lie. deeply interested in this matter, for it Is a part of Burlington’s domain. Th© !s« nut©. Washington, Aug. 21.—The -enate this morning, after -J"*;.ding some time considering Mr. Plumb'- resolution for j prohibiting liquor st fling or drinking in , the senate wing of the capitol, took up ; the tariff bill. The pending q ©stion on I the tariff bill was McPherson's amendment to the paragraph ref* rring to tab© knives, fork-, steels, but her knives. , etc., and imposes a compound duty on ' them according to tin* value classification. T'in* amendment i- to -ub-titute j for tile-** duties a uniform rate of thirty- ‘ five per cent ad valorem. The bill was temporarily laid add*? and the conference report on the bill for tin* increase of the clerical fore** in the pension office was pr* sent* ii and agreed oi. Mr. Evarts presented a telegram from members of the Grant Monument as-o elation Iii New Y'ork. protesting against til© proposal to remove Grant’- r*-mains to Wa-hitiuion. The house amendment to tin* -©nato bill to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Mi--i--ippi river at some point between the mouth of th© Illinois and ti©* mouth of the Missouri was concurred in. The bill now goes to the president. i The consideration of the tai iff bill wa-resumed and the pending amendment rejected. Mr. McPher-ou moved to ane nd the paragraplt r**f©rritig to files and rasp- by striking out the duties and iLa--:lieut ©.ti by lengths and inserting twonty-iivi p©r cent ad valorem. Without voting on th** amendment the senate went into ©\©<-tive -©—ion and soon adjourned. th* Mi lumi sn w: resoiutioi >rk delcga not it wk * tomb at I probabl ST FRI Aug. ; i att* I.ii T ARIS. Aug. tin Th rang ruatemaian ►* dispatch r; is bgned i dor. The ’resl-- ar- : *• I and EW YORK. -At a met* of the pc* against ti in regard of Genera *st ©r* ting and < ria tit a re-o-behalf lit? id tv City Ie are MUCH Ii ii'AT I M ae- plo- p:at Til© ram ;-hi A WALL STREET SQUEEZE. GENERAL FOREIGN NEWS. Sharp • tring©ncv In th© Ne '.Market. iv York Money New York, Aug. 21 TI.. A Ilk in th© money market t* ©day w than it ever ha- been ' nee the i »t .! ^ N a. i\l lh* opp ii i ig of th* change, brokers who w ere long and had borrowed mo ley on t glad to renew loans at twenty perannum. Even ti ; s rate % bring a renewal <>f the and before eleven o'cio ck man ©rs received notices th i* tl co been called in. Bro kers xvi stocks yesterday in ai tic! pat ic from the tr*-.t'ur\ dei •art ment obtain funds to pay f< r their but were unable to do si Fight Lox Wall - Person- Drowned Wales. at Conway iii Aug. iii Ar C Belgian Miners :r '-El. Aug. Strike - Adv; iway, in persona all its oc- V ' I rom Bor in ago t leader* long th** he iTiove- tr i One Builtin Dallas. combined demand < to gather around t' exchange made at 2* this figure red up prevai equal to ti *tf L per t TO Wa shin th** slight mo lh* an cay. k per cent, bt was soon exb to 90, and be ing rate wale legal inter* • ut a day. RLI.I EVE Till ODIN, Aug. d and ii* re VA RK 21.—I I** troil T 4K THE RAUM INVESTIGATION. Ke- Tlie American Bar Association. Saratoga. Aug. 21.—At tho meeting this morning of the American Bar a-so-ciation a number of now members were elected. Tho reports of tho standing committee were read on the judicial administration and remedial proceedure, on the gold modal, and on tho forms of verdicts in criminal proceedure. Th© pending bills in congress for the relief of the supremo court were commended at the evening session. Th© Blue Gra-s Palace Open©*!. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Creston, la.. Aug, 21.—The big blue grass palace was formally opened to-day by Governor Boies and the exposition i-now on. A big crowd of people witnessed the opening exercises. Governor Boies delivered the address of welcome to an audience of two thousand in th** palace auditorium this afternoon. Roger Q. Mills speaks to-morrow on the tarriff. To-morrow is Adair and Taylor counties’ day and both counties are splendidly represented. The illuminations in the the city are very grand, arches of gas pipe and electric lights spanning the principal streets and corners. The exposition will continue for ten days. C*>"P©r S t h t © — th© Cli ii!;*"* anti Kitixiii pile* In Denial. Washington, Aug. 21.- The Raum investigation was resumed thi- morning. Cooper, who made th** charges, mad** a brief explanation of his position, after which Raum took the stand. Th* witness denied that any employe of the pension office, -av© hiir.'elf, ever owned -tuck in til© refrigerator company, and consequently th© charge that employes had been promoted becall-© of such ownership wa- fals*. Cooper mantled to see the books of pany. but Raum refused to them. He was willing that th* of the committee should inspect stock-book of the company but n st fi bonds i will tai the relief i not known oxac will tak©, but it be an increase ii rthei f th* vv h mar kl form til ' that th**n doth© comproduce members the t hat A Midway, K in un] Murd©r©r Vug *p<>S I.x in lii-l. soli vv a pr* hight about ani tov •fori t two -trum I. Hi k th o a ■rt as tak - morn Mg til' •hast*-, j for the d the thousa crowd of volt. it) the fat* tur* were J count!* poly at nance rates ors. a- o'clock agre© ent. or from t em I nm bv I KO four o ,-i, W "f \ 11 anc vc Mio (fit) T)t # YX ass: rtment \ 51 on for Nfa . It is nf ♦ V, ac lion after! it will I a moo at wh STS’ lender- ; bl ie"- rwhite. ! gates. tr here I three from y a mob I , J jacen Iff J V„r, I Thou-'ind D Pe x:is, Aug. 21. fair aggregate liars excl iff vc c oni r pi ©dii Tin •ai asst e wos *rnor very . Ti th* has pa- i av* T ■’ Al la fur*©#. ie* purse* ? hundred f a large list y the manu-ciations and '©d an ordl-ti«*ket scalp-i the railroads xcur-ion rate* ill b© op*Tied Mi-- >uri, and • accepted lobe state conflate*© to-day bill bv a two- v Y ■ Aug. ive h ■ VI or li-triei »r th hundri ir pouch * >m t on of Ii© -t ! IB to hr H©1*1. . Se rotary Hayes ird announced thinly next. nr Albany. 2 4*5 would be held, ,** board would bo '*■ of consultation. of th© local as-em-hree to five dele-be present from hundred member* the state lying ad-r t;id fr-'tn New Bt V lloroiutir Tr:ii;cilv ai k u vt lit:. Cal., Aug. 21. Merit Win*. We desire to say to our citizens, that for years we have been selling Dr. King’s New Discovery for Consumption, Dr. King’s New Life Bills, Bucklin’s Arnica Salve and Electric Bitters, and have never handled remedies that sell as well, or that have given such general satisfaction. We do not hesitate to guarantee them every time, and we stand ready to refund the purchase price, if satisfactory results do not follow their use. These reme-Ues have won their great popularity purely on their merits. Geo. C. Henry. Druggist. Hancock County Old Settlers. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] LaIIarfe, IIL, Aug. 21.—The old settlers of Hancock county will hold their annua! reunion in this city to-morrow. Everything has been done to assure a pleasant and successful meeting. A big crowd is expected. The Wheel Semper Work* Fire. [Special to lite Hawk-Eye.I Mi. Pleasant, la.. Aug. 21.—The dis- . patch in this morning's IIavvk-Eye in re- | gard to the fire in the Western Wheel j Scraper Works is not quite correct. The only part, of the plant destroyed are tho blacksmith shops. No other department is even injured and all others are running with full force this morning. The blacksmith shop will also be running within a week. The loss is serious of course, because it happens at a very busy time, but the delay and loss will not be nearly so great as that caused by the tire about six months ago. Carien Couch Nominated. (Special to the Hawk-Eye.] Waterloo, Aug. 21.—The third congressional district convention, in session to-day nominated Carien Couch for representative. An eloquent nominating speech was made by E. L. Boies, son of the governor, and was ably seconded by Alfonzo Matthews, of Dubuque. Tho nomination was then mad® by acelama- it should go into the records. Raum -.Lil Cooper gave the press everything he got hold of and he had made public, documents entrusted to him for th** inspection of th** committee on rule-. Cooper insisted on seeing the books himself, and upon th© committee refusing him tin* privilege, he gathered up his books and papers aud left th© room. Th© committee then resumed the investigation on its own hook. Commissioner Raum 'aid I © had burrowed $42,000 upon flu* endorsement of Gearge E. Lemon aud renewed the notes front time to tune. The refrigerator company was organized last January and wa- composed of men its hiurh standing. He never gave priority to any claim- f©r Lemon or any other attorney. Lemon was anxious to have Iii- cases before the pension office pushed along. He presented a number of -lips, each relating to the case, which were reported to be ready for action. Witness was asked to make up twenty-five or thirty oases and present his view-. This was done. Witness presented Lemons' letter to the. committee and it was read. It enclosed thirty complete pension case-dated November 16 last, and expre-s**d the hope that the bureau would begin the practice of considering such complete KEVILLE. I a1., Aug. 21.—William Rowlands, of this city, shot and killed his wife last. night, and then suicided. The trag 'dy is th© result of domestic I troubles. Di»rrh«»*;i, Dy-©nS©ry, < holer:*. Flux. Mtigxiire’- ll* nne Plant. t< r nearly 50 years the infallible cur**. Thousand* of t**-tiim»tiia!-: indorsed by the Western Sanitary Commission, U. S. army officers, hospital physicians, st ©a rn- it sure pre- boat oft'u »entiv©. ors, etc. Taken in ti if Asiatic cholera. Mi Hors© Thieves at a Cam Dallas City, 111. valuable horse- h Grocey and Charlo stolen from the ca rear thi- place th trace of th** animals or vehicles to whi* they were hitched ha- been obtained. ©tins- Aug. 21. Three • raging to John Thompson were p meeting grounds other night. No Long steamer can line night, from som steamer I steamer -in the s hits some A Be Dai we >ne raio. St©i4iii©r ten, L. da, of ti Aground. I., Aug. 21.- Th© or rn w cmigr; [lieu I' n Tits on b imburg-A meri-high tide las* Point Lookout, *. A wrecking i her off. Th** going to piece* w raging She ard. Fonilui-tor ami Brat, Kansas City. Aug. trait) ran into the rear train on th© Missouri. K railroad at Paola, near I; .N ‘ man Killed. 21. —A freight of .I passenger rasas and Tex** here, last night, ing Pullman Conductor Camp instant,-and fatally injuring the brakeman. i.*■ of th** passenger.- were hurt. Sleeplessness,nervous prostration, nervous dyspepsia, dullness, blues cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Samples free at J IL Witte’s drug store. Pennsylvania Prohibition Tsrket- Harrisburg. Aug. 21.—Th.© -tate prohibition convention nominated Charles W. Miller for governor and Charles K. Hyatt for lieutenant governor, and then adjourned. Advice to Mothers. Mrs. Winslow’s Soothlnnr Syrup should always be used for children teething. It soothes the child, softens th© gums, allays all pain, cures wind colic, and is the best remedy for Diarrhoea. Twenty-tire cents a boul* . Children Enjoy The piea-ant flavor, genii.* action and soothing cfh - of Syrup of Figs, when in need of a laxative, and when tho father or mother be costive or bilious tho follow us use, sit family remedy v should have a mo-t gratifying results that it is the best known and every fatni bottle. A Large Clothing Firm Assign*. Na-MIVILLE, Aug. 21.—B. IL Cook R-Co., one of the largest cloth-ug houses in th*? south assigned to-day. Liabilities $200,000; assets, >140,000. Fibs, spasms, St. Vitus dance, nervousness and hysteria are soon cured by Dr Miles’ Nervine. Fre«» samples at J. H. Witt®’* drug »tor®. ;