Blackwell Lion. (Blackwell, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 19, 1894 Page: 7 of 8
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CARTER HARRISON'S MURDER
AVENCED BY THE LAW.
Hr Wit* Calm ami Oilint at the l.a«t and
There Was Not Him Sign of the
Murli-Krarril Outbreak lir the Official*
Made No Speech from the Gallows.
Chicago, July ll. — Patrick Eugene
Prendergast, the assassin of Mayor
Carter H. Harrison of this city, was
limited in the county .jail here at
11:48 o'clock yesterday. Contrary
to all expectations he was calm and
collected at the last and there was
not the slightest -ign of the feared
utbreak of viciousness. Instead he
tade no motion at the last and did
ot even attempt to deliver the
peech which he had carefully pre-
KILLED IN A WRECK.
Four Soldier* and an l-ucineer Meet a
Sacramento, Cal., duly 12.—The*
first train containing Pullmans in two
weeks left the depot yesterday for
San Francisco under a heavy guard of
United States troops, nut had gone
scarcely three miles when a loosened
rail and some timbers sent the engine
and tender and two mail cars crashing
over the side of a trestle into a slough.
On the engine were Engineer Clarke
and seven federal soldiers. Of these
the following were killed outright or
died later: Samuel 11. L. Clarke, en-
gineer, Private Clarke. Private Byrne,
Private Lnberding, Private Wesley
Privates Paumher. Wilson and Ellis
were badly injured and Ellis will
The engine lies on its back in a
slough by the side of a broken bridge.
Under the wreck in the ooze and
slough of stagnant water lie the bod-
ies of the engineer who held the
throttle and three of the dead sol
diers. Private Dugan of Battery I,.
Fifth United States artilerv, who was
on the tender of the engine, was
thrown to the shore of the slough.
One of his arms was torn from the
socket and broken in three places and
his jaw broken. He died an hour
The outrage has aroused the feder-
al soldiers to the bitterest wrath and
in case of a collision no mercy will be
shown to the strikers.
Spurred on by the heavy? rewards
offered for the apprehension of the
men responsible for the disaster at
the trestle the peace officers at Sacra-
mento are unusually active. The rail-
road company has offered a reward of
$5,990, Attorney General Olney has
offered $3,000 and Governor Markham
has offered a reward of $500.
NO AUTHORITY TO ARBITRATE.
4 ommiulon to B« Appointed by the
I'rrnlilt-nt tan Only Investigate,
Washington. July '4.— Some mis-
understanding ha' arisen concerning
the commission which the president
will appoint under tlie authority
given him by the arbitration act of J
1888. The commission, as was stated
at the White house last night, will
have no authority to arbitrate be-
tween the parties to the recent dis-
turbance at Chicago and elsewhere.
It can merely investigate the labor
troubles and' report, recommending
legislation, etc. The commission is
purely advisory and lias no executive
or mandatory power whatever, but
can only compel the attendance of
WILL HE Nil GENERAL STRIKE.
\ IlkrrIf!, 11 Ftoleration of Labor So Do-
ride at tin* Chicago Conference.
Chicago, July PL—The conference
of the American Federation of Labor
adjourned at 7:30 last evening, after
having decided against a general
strike. The petition of President
Debs of the American Railway Union,
was indorsed, however, and SI,000
voted for a defense fund for the com-
ing trial of Debs.
NO CONCLUSION REACHED.
Tariff Cooferreee Disrim lb* Sugar
Washington, July 14 -The Demo-
cratic conferrees put id a »"Ug day *
work vesterday and they did not ad-
journ until after '> o'clock The
greater part of the day was put ui
discussing the sugar schedule, unu
no agreement was reached. n*
house managers o; the conference
have made a determined tight against
the one-eighth of a cent differential
on retined sugar and the senate con-
ference lias stood "Ut very stubborn-
ly for the schedule substantially a> it
was agreed to by the senate.
DISARMED BY A PRESIDENT.
The Chief Magistral* »f Honduras Easily
Overpower* i**» AmwmIh*
TcrunoAM'KA. July Id —A man
named Morales i' under arrest on a
charge of attacking President Bonilla
with a dagger. The president dis-
armed him and turned him over to
the police. __
Another Great I'rojert.
Ci.KVEi.ANi>, Ohio. July 10. l',e
Young People’s Society of Christian
Endeavor has undertaken another
great project, which is nothing less
than an attempt to enlist all members
of that organization w ith the leading
denominational mission board*, in a
wide-reaching and thorough cam-
paign to arouse the missionary spirit
among all (’hrUtiun*. It
alonary extensive movement, si i
to university extension
RIVAL FOR PULLMAN.
St. I.nul* I apil»ll*l* Preparing Atari
a New Sleeping far Company.
St. Louis. Mo.. July 12. —At a meet-
ing held in East St. Louis. 111., by a
number of men from both sides
of the river, the matter of or-
ganizing a new sleeping car company
to Vie known as the Continental Pal-
ace car company, was discussed at
considerable leugth. Henry W. Pel-
ham Clinton of London assured those
present that there was no doubt that
bonds of such a company could be
handled on the Loudon market if
A committee was appointed to apply
to the secretary of state of Illinois for
a charter, the new company to he
capitalized at 5 million dollars to be
divided into shares of $100 each.
BIG LABOR DEMONSTRATION.
Henry George and Other* Score Uleve-
land »n«i the Federal Court**
New York, July 14.—The labor
demonstration held last night in
Cooper Union to express sympathy
with the strikers in Chicago anil the
West, was an extraordinary outpour-
ing of people. The ball was crow ded
to excess, and 3,000 people surrounded
the building, unable to get in.
The meeting was a vehement one in
the manner it expressed its convic-
tions. The name of President Cleve-
land was received with such a storm
of hisses and bootings that Henry
George, who w-as speaking, had to
cry, "What’s the use?"
THREE OF THE LONCVIEW DES-
A Fourth Our Captured Th* Hand "*•
Ku Ilout* From I hr Trinity River
Country to Detroit. T*»a*. Where They
Intruded In Hob Another Hank.
Dai.xs. Tex.. July 19. —Advices from
the deputy United States marshals
wlio have been in pursuit of the Long-
view hunk robbers in the i rinity
rivet* country near I larksville. state
that tlie posse came upon four of the
band und in the tight following
an attempt to arrest them, three rob-
bers were killed and the fourth cap-
tured. The bodies of the dead will
be taken to Paris, Texas, this after-
noon by the posse. The baud it is
reported, were enroute to Detroit,
Texas, to roll a bank there.
DEBS STILL SEES VICTORY.
HEC K LESS SHOOTING.
A United State* Deputy Marshal and a
Hoy Fatally Injured.
Chicago, July 14. -United States
Deputy Marshal Peter Fische and an
11-year-old boy. Andrew Gregory,
were fatally wounded last night in a
fusilade between deputies in Kensing-
ton. Some unknown person had
ylaced on the Illinois Central tracks
several torpedoes which were ex-
ploded by an outgoing train. IN hen
the explosion occurred, two parties of
deputy marshals rushed out from the
cars in which they were sleeping, on
opposite sides of the track and began
A BANKER FOUND CUILTY.
C. tV. Meyer* of tli* Defunct Greenvbiirg,
Kan.. Concern Convicted.
Topeka. Kan.. July 13. — Attorney
General Little returned from Greens-
burg last night bringing the inclina-
tion that after a hard fought trial C.
\V Movers, president of the insolvent
bank of Greensburg, has been con-
victed of receiving deposits after lie
knew that the institution was ia a
failing condition. The maximum
punishment for the offense is live
year' in the penitentiary. 1 lie case
will be appealed to the supreme court.
I A MAYOR FOR CONGRESS.
Mr. Willard of Argentine, the Populist
Standard lleirer In the Second.
Paoi.a. Kan.. July 14.—Frank A.
Willard of Wyandotte county, was
nominated here yesterday by the Pop-
ulists of the Second congressional
district as their candidate for con-
gress. There were twelve candidates
before the convention, and the nom-
ination w-as made on the eleventh
ballot. The nominee is mayor of
Argentine and is secretary of the
state board of grain inspectors.
WAGON AND MONEY STOLEN.
Montana Robbera Capture nn F:i|»re»»
Conveyance and Much Cash.
Hu kna, Mont.. July 14.—The Great
Northern express company was rob-
bed of 511.1100 at Wiekes, twenty miles
east of this city, this morning. The
monev belonged to Bacli, i arcy atul
company, wholesale grocers. 1 lie
robbers overpowered the express
driver and took the wagon and money.
Judge Miller of Wyandotte Defeat*
Funuton for th® Nomination.
Lawrence, Kan., July 13.—On the
1050th ballot, Judge Miller of Wyan-
dotte received 80 votes for congress-
man in the Second District Republi-
can convention, defeating t ongress*
man Funaton who received 39.
Killed by » Militiaman.
Chicago, July 13.—Private W. J.
Downing of Company K, Second regi-
ment. Illinois national guard, while
walking down Halstead street last
evening was jeered and hooted by a
crowd of ineu. women ami children.
Irrituted at their persistence Down-
ing drew his bayonet and turned on
the crowd. Pat O'Connor, n laborer,
clinched with downing, and while the
two were struggling in the guttef
Downing drew his pistol and shot
O’Connor through the head. He died
on the way to the hospital, and the
private was rescued from the now id-
funuted crowd bv the police.
i i% iI rrourciliiiia Au*lu*l
Chu ago. July 14. —District Attorney
Milch rust is preparing to begin civil
proceedings against Debs and the
other strike leaders; that is. to cite
them into court to answer for con-
tetup** in violating the injunction.
This will include .)ebs, Howard.
Rogers, Keliher and other officers and
directors of the union who have not
been indicted. The contempt charges
will be heard by Judge Woods and
Judge Groeacup. who jointly issued
j the injunction.___
He Declare* TIint I Hr A. R- *’• Strike
I* on Stronger Than Ever.
Chicago, July 111.—'The American
Railway union officials have deter-
mined to make a desperate struggle
to regain for that order the prestige
it has lost in the great strike now
rapidly approaching u close. I lie
executive hoard of the union held a
meeting yesterday, the object of
which was to map out a course for the
future. After a lengthy discussion it
was decided to send out “revivalists"
to all important sections of the West.
Nix agitators had been sent out Sat-
urday and it was decided to augment
• The names of those sent out Sat-
urday will not l»e given out." said
President Debs to a reporter, “for
fear of their b-ing arrested for incit-
ing a strike.”
After the meeting adjourned an en-
thusiastic meeting was held in l Ill-
rich's hall. President Debs presiding.
He made a rousing speech, reminding
one of the early days of the strike.
“The strike,” lie said “is now—right
now—more prosperous and encourag-
ing than ever before. We can and must
w in The men who have gone back
to work will a nin come back to us,
ami victory is ours.
“Grand Chief Arthur of the en-
gineers is a scab jobber, and he will
go down in history as u traitor to or-
ganized labor. He instructs his men
to work with scabs and tells them
that scabbing is honorable. He is a
tool in the hands of the genera, man-
SOI I II I lls PACIFIC MOVING.
So Dec.are* the Itev. Myron Road In »
S|ierrti Before the Denver A. K- U.
De.veu. Col.. July Hi.—Rev. Myron
Reed delivered an address before a
large meeting hold under the auspices
of the A R. I'., in which he declared
that lie was an ;/:iarcliist
lie continued by saying: “Jesus
Christ was not only an anarchist, but
was killed by the representatives of
• he law. the church and state for dar-
ing to pr ictico humanity. Jesus Christ
was an anarchist and a sociulist. hut
1 never read of his being a deputy
sheriff [Cheers.) Nothing has dis-
couraged me so much in the past few
weeks as to see so many men anxious
to take a gun anil go out and shoot
their fellow men for the mere pittance
of Nil per day. .
• 1 1 >ok at tliis effort now being
made by such men as Pullman as an
c.l’ort ti* bieak up all organizations of
laboring men, so that they can deal
with the workingmen one by one und
gradually get them down to pauper-
ism and serfdom.
“! have been criticised for saying
that .hiv man hud the right to take
his labor away from any employer,
but bad not the right to interfere
with anv other man for takiug his
place. I say now that he has
a right to interfere if he does
it in a pcaeeable way. It
i' right and just for every man to
protect his wages und his job. 1 also
a\ that a man who does not belong
to a union and stands ready to take
another man's place ut less wages is
an eneuiv. a spy and an obstructor,
and ought, in some peaceable way. to
in* removed. He predicted that mi-
ll.,' something was speedily done for
tin’ laboring classes this country
would be plunged into one of the
greatest revolutions the world has
Conlt'lenre la IK* Country Prevail*.
Not withstanding Strike*.
New York. July 14.—R G. Hun A.
Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says:
When circumstances are duly
weighed the strength and soundness
of business in this country during tho
past two weeks are amazing. Witli
tiie second city iu the country
in the hand* of lawless and
murderous mobs. besides many
other cities and town*. with
railway traffic almost entirely
stopped over the vast area between
Toledo und the Pacific, with presiden-
tial proclamations declaring the ex-
istence of an insurrection, and tho
passionate answer ordering half a
million men to stop work, with a prir
iongeil strike of coal miners not fully
ended in many states, and with
differences between the house and
senate on the tariff question so
wide that duties affecting mining anil
manufactures cannot be anticipated,
industries and trade have, neverthe-
less, gone on with sublime confidence
t hut the people a ul their government
would soon restore order.
The shrinkage of business und de-
pression of values have been unex-
pectedly small, the failures relatively
few and unimportant, and there are
even signs in some industries of act-
ual progress toward recovery from
Gold la sheet*.
Cntrt’i.K Creek. Col. July PL The
richest ore ever seen here was turned
up in one of the mines here yesterday.
The streak varies in width from two
to four inches. The free gold is in
«heet* ns large and fully as thick as a
tive oeut piece.
Train* \re Punning Under Heavy Mill-
tary Km «rt.
San Franc isco. July Id. —All trains
are moving approximately on schedule
time. The west-bound overland, which
has been tied up at Ogden, arrived at
Sacramento about noon with a num-
ber of passengers. An east-bound
overland, which left Sacramento Sat-
urday. reached Reno last evening
without interference. A pilot train,
a mail train.and two passenger trains,
all guarded by l nited States troop*
under the command of Colonel Poland,
arrived at Reho from the east yester-
day. and upon the arrival of the train
from Sacramento, all moved toward
their respective destinations. 1 lie
pilot train was equipped with all
necessary apparatus for track repairs.
All local trains in this state are
running under a military escort. Flat
cars are sent in advance of the en-
gines to preclude the possibility of
trains being ditched. It is the inten-
tion of the railroad company to start
a fruit train tomorrow, it will he
made up of a number of refrigerator
cars and will be heavily guarded.
MORE TROUBLE AT ENID.
Another Attempt Urn M»tl*> to lllnw t|>
u Itneli Inland Bridge.
Sot Til Kxin, Ok., July 19.—An un-
successful attempt was made at 2
o'clock yesterday morning to blow up
a bridge that crosses a creek near this
town. The bridge was guarded by
soldiers, who were tired upon by the
person attempting the outrage. A
small amount of dynamite was used,
which was exploded without any
The telephone wires between N’ortli
Knid and this place have been de-
stroyed. This line also runs to the
government town, which was proba-
bly the occasion of last night's act. as
the Knid citizens are bitter against
the telephone company and its gov-
Uemiirnt* Mill Support Simpson.
Topeka. Kan.. July 10 -Chairman
J. s Richardson of the Democratic
state committee, does not believe
that the Democrats will nominate a
candidate for congress iu the Seventh
district. “Our convention will meet
at Hutchinson. August 0,” says Mr.
j Richardson, “and while it is very
hard to tell what 117 delegates will
do, 1 predict that no one will Ik- put
up against Jerry Simpson, who will
lie renominated by the Populists. The
Democrats have twice indorsed him
in their conventions, and while I am
personally in favor of a straight
ticket. I do not believe we will get
atie ill the Seventh district."
Given Maety li»n In .lall.
Bi'HiNoriKi.D, III.. July Hk—A deputy
rnited Stntes marshal brought in
from Danville Saturday u number of
prisoners charged witli contempt of
the court in interfering with trains.
Frank l.appine und J. Scott were
charged with stoning the engineer of
a train bringing other prisoners to
Springfield. They were convicted
and sentenced to ninety days iti jail.
CAMBLINC WRECKED HIM.
A. .1. A' liUemnn. Knee » Millionaire.
Now in li <>11 for li 4'oafe *eil Crime.
Detroit, Mich,. July Bh—A. J
Whiteman, at one time a member of
the Minnesota senate, the son of a
iniTionu.ro and worth #300.000 in his
own right, occupies a cell in the Cen-
tral station. When arrested he gave
the name of l red Henry Cooper, but
he was recognized by a former chum
in the Columbia law college, of which
lie is a graduate.
He is under arrest here for com-
plicity with James I! l)e\\ltt, in
puss*.* g a forged check for $50 on t he
C:nli,;ic hotel. Whiteman said, in his
confession, that he was a moral and
1 physical wreck, and thut gambling
hail caused his downfall. I he public
think he lias also done crooked work
in New York. He was worth over a
mi ilia n a few years ago.
SUICIDE OF A POLITICIAN.
A Atell Known Buffalo Alsu Take* III*
Buffalo, N. Y.. July 10.—B. F.
tientsch. who finished hie term as
postmaster of Buffalo on July l, who
was an ex-member of the assembly, a
large manufacturer, one of the best
known <iermans in Buffalo, and a
prominent Republican, killed himself
in tive Held back of his house on Sen-
eca street, between 10 o'clock yester-
day morning and 3 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. Brooding over a loan of
512.000 which he was instrumental in
negotiating fora friend, and which a
local bank was likely to lose, unbal-
anced bis uiind.
THE THISTLE MUST CO.
A Million . Dollar* He Appropriated
Tor Eradicating I lie AA eeil.
Washington, July 10. — Senator
Hanshrough of North Dakota,
has been authorized by the commit-
tee on agriculture to report as
an amendment to the agricultural ap-
propriation bill an appropriation of
$1,000,000 for the extermination of the
Russian thistle, the amount to he dis-
bursed to governors of the various
states under direction of the secretary
of agricultu re.
Thayer Strike Agll»l«»r* Arrested.
Sr. Loi is. Mo.. July 111.—Chief Dep-
uty United States Marshal Neil ar-
rived here yesterday with twenty
special deputies in charge of W. E.
Wordsworth. H. Peele, Thomas
Loohcy, Henry Oates. James
Kinnt.v. II. Garwood, David Dil-
lon, S. It. Bryan. U. I). Rice,
and David Dingier, railroad strikers'
svmpat hizer*.arrested at I haver. Mo.,
for obstructing mails. All were held
in bonds of $3,001) each, except Looney
and Garwood, who were required to
furnish $5,000 bail. W. N. Jones <>f
West Plains, furnished bonds. Gar-
wood is not a striker, but the ex-
iuayor of and at present a druggist at
Thayer, lie was a sympathizer of the
strikers and aided them. Peele is
city marshal of Thayer.
A K t* porter Cause* a W'reek.
(Till AGO, July Iff.—The wreck on the
Northern Pacific yesterday was caused
by the careless inispluciug of a
switch by J. T. Hollister, u reporter
for a Chicago morning paper, who
was acting as switchman in order to
be "on tlie inside" In getting news
among railroad employes. He was
promptly arrested but was bailed out
later, the result of the derailment
was the telescoping of two loco-
motives and smashing up of a num-
ber of passenger coaches.
A liiiltantwii fit It®*!*
Soi iii Itr.Ni*. Ind., July HI -John
Com l>v Bird sell, sr . inventor of the
Bird sell clover luiller. president of the
Bird sell Manufacturing company and
superintendent of the St. Joseph Sav-
ings bank, died last night, aged 711
years lie left a wife and three sons
SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.
Two Aten An»l»u*li and Assault • Third.
When Mnrder Resulted.
Mobkrly, Mix. July 19. —Alex Mc-
Cainbridge and Bert Kimmell, brake-
men here, ambushed and assaulted
Charlie Clark, a brakoman. who lias
been working during the strike, yes-
terday afternoon, striking him in the
moutii and nose. Clark shot Mr. Me-
Cambridge through the heart. Kim-
mell took hold of a by-stander and.
keeping him between Clark and him-
self. backed away until Clark was ar-
rested. Clark was hurried to the de-
pot heavily guarded, and a few' min-
utes later placed on a train and taken
to Mexico for safe keeping. I lark
anil MoCambridge each have a wife
and two children. Clark.s parents
live at Laddonia and are Highly re-
DEBS TO THE MANAGERS.
Will Cull Off th* Strike If the Men Ara
Chicago, July 14.— Eugene V. Debs,
president of tiie American Railway
union.rose eurlyyesterday morning and
called his executive officers together
at Ulilrieh’s hall. After a clo*e confer-
ence of something like half an hour,
he appeared and said: “In view of
the enormous proportions which this
, strike has assumed and the t re mend-
■ ous damage to public and private in-
terests, we will submit a proposition
to the General Managers’ association
declaring the strike off on condition
that they reinstate our men.”
The proposition was taken to the
managers by Mayor Hopkins, but they
returned it without acting on it.
AVHAT IT HAS COST.
F*tini*te* Mail* by Government Official*
Tlace II at •I.OOO.OOO.
Washington. July 14.—The cost to
the Cnited States of putting down
the strike in the West is estimated hy
government officials at fully $1,000,-
ooo. It may foot up more. These es-
timates include telegraph bills, depu-
ty marshal’s pay and transportation
and maintenance of troops. The es-
timates for marshals pay in Chicago
alone is from $150,903 to $290,900, and
congress in a few days will be asked
to appropriate this uinounL
The people of Perrr, Ok., have voted
525,000 for school buildings.
Frank Knox, aged 8 years, was
drowned in Soldier creek near Topeka,
Mrs. Florence Morton of Topeka,
Kan., horsewhipped her husband and
Herman Crow on a street for loafing
R. A. Kendig. ex-cashier of the de-
funct bank of Oberlin. Kan., lias l*een
sentenced to three years in prison for
receiving deposits when the bank was
Fifteen business houses anil two
residences were burned in New Berlin.
IU. I^*ss about $90,000. The fire is
supposed to have been incendiary.
The meeting of the American turf
congress, called for Covington, Kv.,
July Is, has been changed to the
Auditorium at Chicago, same date.
Iu Cincinnati Mrs. Tony Mullane
has been granted a divorce and $1,209
alimony from the base hall pitcher on
the ground of extreme cruelty. She
was given the custody of their child.
The Pali Mall Gazette in an article
under the caption “Debsomonia" says
the men comprising the A. It I ■ must
be cursing the hour when they en-
trusted their liberties into the lianas
In Denver, Col., thirty of the men
who disarmed the deputies and inter-
fered with the |>assage of the 1 nited
States mail at Trinidad were re-
manded to await the action of the
Federal grand jury.
At Pomeroy, Ohio, striking rail-
roaders stoned u freight truin on tho
Columbus. Hocking Valley and Toledo
railway and ran the crew off. I he
aheriff und deputies rescued the train
with difficulty. A non-union fireman
was hanged in effigy, causing consid-
The supreme temple of the Patrio-
tic Circle of America, at its closing
session at Milwaukee, Wls.. it-elded
to meet at Omaha next year.
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