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The T\v«'i .j- «• vi-utli National Kucamp-
invnt offh«* (irand Army—A Week of Ite-
unioiiA ami Purmlea Opens Sept. 4—It -
<11 sum Hp •«> •*.
Westxvard the stars of everything tal-••
their way in 1 *•. :' . ami that is the principal
reason why the bid of a western city cap-
tured the pri/.e of tin* animal encampment
of the Grand Army of the Republic. Leav
ing out of account Washington, which i-
considered r-ntral and put in a spec..;!
claim in IS-.©, the veterans have pitched
their reunion tents west, of tin-Ohio rive:*
eight times within one decade and only
twice east of it, t his notwithstanding
the fact that one-half the volunteers hailed
7, .ftWW
THE (J. A. R.
from states east of the Ohio ami t hat over
three-eighths of the membership of the
Grand Army lies in this territory. Hut
even if it were deemed time to call a halt
on western monopoly the year of the Co-
lumbian exposition was not a good one to
begin on. The World's fair magnet would
have proved stronger than logic or sent i-
Every one of the faithful is supposed to
rolls, and 109 of them were killed. Tie
Nineteenth fought in all the kilties <>:' the
famous "Iron Brigade of the West," in t ' e
First and Fifth corps of the Arirty of the
Potomac. The "Iron Hrigade" scored a
death roll in battle higher in proportion to
its numbers than any brigade in the Union
army. The Twenty-seventh Indiana, Ik-
longing to Williams' division of the Twelfth
corp^, lost It T men killed on the field in its
numerous battles, and its total enrollment
was but 1,101. Two of the noted fighting
brigades of the Army of the Cumberland in
eluded Indianians in their columns. Steed-
man's brigade of Sheridan's division hail
the Twenty-second Indiana, and its list of
l&i killed xva- tin* second highest in the
command. Willich's brigade of Wood*
division had the Thirty-second Indiana.
The Thirty-second lost 171 killed in act ion.
and that, with one exception, was the high-
est in the brigade.
Six Hoosier regiments besides those til
ready named were distinguished for the
terrible losses incurred in battle. Their I
killed was more than 10 per cent of th>-
number enrolled, and the lighting ranks
never Include all the tnen on paper. The
following are the six regiments w hich make
up the list of 10 crack organizations that
won renown for the s,ate: The Sixth, ht-
longing to wood's division. Fourth corps
Army of the Cumberland; total enrollment,
1,001; killed, 125; percentage. 114. The Four-
teenth Indiana, FrenclVs division, Second
corps. Army of the Potomac; number on <
the rolls, 1,134; killed, 150; percentage, lit.'!
Twentieth regiment of Birney's division,
Third corps* Army of the Potomac; men
borne on the rolls, 1,403; killed, 201; per
centage, 14.^1. Stanley division, Fourth jeot
corps, Army of the Cumberland, was hon-
ored with two regiments in the gallant
phalanx—the Thirtieth, of 1,1 Uti braves
which lost lo7 killed in buttle, l'J.1 per « < t
of its enrollment; and the Thirty -ixth,
which numbered 1.118 nu n and lot 1b of
them, or 10.1 percent killed on the field.
The Fortieth Indiana lost, in killed precise-
ly 10 per cent of the number enrolled. It
served in Sheridan's dixision of Fourth
corps, Army of the Cumberland, and nius- j
tereil 1.473 men. Its killed numbered 148.
j It is like measuring the blood of heroes
by mathematical rules to dwell upon these
calculations, but it is a good thing to quote
hard facts sometimes. In this case it. leads
up to the very natural queries: Where w«?re
these losses incurred? In what glorious bat-
tles, in what desperate charges, were the
ranks of the stalwart Indianians tithed a
1 tenth and upward to appease the god of war?
At Shiloh, Stone River and Chickamanga
lace at Donelaon, Shiloh and Monoeacx
with Jeff C. Davis from Donelson to At
lanta by the sea; with Kimball at Kern-
town, Antietam and Fredericksburg; with
Meredith at tiettysburg; with Wagner at
L Corporation Wlileli Says, IYI10 Works
For I'm Leuvea III* I (curt ut llomc.
One of the 1111 written rules which the
Stone River, Chickamanga, Atlanta; with hundreds of trainmen and employees of
Hovey, J.J. Reynolds, Craft and Foster; the New York. New Haven and Iiart-
with Colgrovc, Harrison, llascall and liar- railroad who work in that corn-
row; with t oburu. Wilder, Benton ami panv'a freight yard at the foot of
Scribner; «i.h \ .;.uh mi. willUavonuo Hurlwn rlv,r ull(ler-
Cameron; in all the battles of the coast ana , . , . .. ..
tlie gulf, in Virginia. the Carolina*, Ten- ani1 « impUatljr M ttoso
tiemu ami «wherevw taerow. l.-d which are posted upin black aucUvlntete:
btnes on tbe fire swept iiei.1 of battle. "If aaaoeideat happen* to your fel-
Itlany of tin - Mire living and will be at I11 low workman, say nothing—see 110th-
dlanapolist welcome their old followers. inj£. Let the hospital authorities do all."
Another feature of the encampment that There is not in this city a more dan-
v. ill r. ■ :i i-l days will be the demonstra- jr^rous place of employment. The yard
tien by Indiana veterans. I he survivors of Wretches along the Harlem river from
I*': •" 1 TTo W'„ iT .Vmu- «he S.ron.1 avenue;.. t. n point on
t in • .Mini unfurl tbe tattered battletlags 1
1 luy I in the (ield and pass in review the Dutch Ivills. half wax t«> I ort Mor-
l.ehnv ( 1:.inlander in Chief Weissert and ris, and is an 111 tncato gridiron of tracks
an array of distinguished guests. The sur-
vivors average about 1IX) to each regiment,
and that means a columti of 15,1)00 old sol -
diers to'.iuhii elbows as they did in the
war. After t he parade the regiments w. II
bold reunion camp ti res and bring to life
the scenes of auld lang syne with hearty
toast and song.
Reunions i;ro more than half the life of
all <rf<l soldi* r meetings. As the men grow
i !der they uinw mellow ami sentimental.
The pietures of childhood are effaced, the
idols of \ mth are broken, but those «>f
>ouug manhood remain. To most old sc>l
and switches, with snorting locomotives
darting here and there. At night the
thousands of twinkling lights confuse
even the switch 111:111*8 practiced eye.
Under these conditions accidents are
to be expected, and prompt assistance
from willing hinds should always be
forthcoming. But such is not the case.
Since the first of the year five men have
met death in its most horrible form in
this yard, t'nreo have been crippled for
life, and set in s of others have received
dangerous fractures, bruises and con-
diers t lie war was t he higycNt thing intheir ^n^jWI18 which disabled tin 1x1 for weeks,
lives, and with them talking over war days
means s« met , ing. History keeps the sub-
Ill all these casos the unwritten rule
mm their pulses with' the has been to the letter.
old fire, l'lu y would risk life today just to
shake band?- itli t <iurades who risked life
with them in some battle charge that the
poets and orators of today are forever
tonchiugup in new colors. The Indianapo
be booked for Chicago, and tbe possessor of, with McCook and Kosseau, and at Mission
tbe fair would carry off the honor of having Ridge and on the bloodv march to Atlanta
a great reunion anyway. In choosing a withHazen and Wood, the dead of the Sixth
camp located with reference to the star at-1 regimt.nt fell in scores. The Fourteenth
traction of the season, so near and yet so Was at Antietam along the''Bloody L*ue"
far, the national council of administration, aI,d at Marye's Heights with French and
Kimball. It was at Chancellorsville xvith
Carrol and Gibbon and with them at (Jet
tysburg, going to the rescue of Hickett's
battery on Cemetery Mill when the "Lou-
isiana tigers" were among the guns and
limbers, bayoneting drivers and cannon-
eers. It was with tbelli at the Wilderness
ami Spottsylvania, led by the gallant Colo
nel John Coons, who fell in the "Bloody
Angle." Colonel Coons spurred his horse
close to the breastworks and calmly
emptied his revolver into the ranks of Con
achieved a bit of masterly strategy.
encampment will stand 011 its own legs at
Indianapolis, yet draw Chicago pilgrims to
its bivouacs by the tens of thousands.
But the Hoosier capital has other claims
to the honor of an encampment than the
mere fact of being the nearest central city t
Chicago not recently favored. It is the chief
city of a state that sent nearly 200,000 men
to the war, a quota equal to 57.4 per cent of
her military population. But one state beat
that record—Kansas with her 59 per cent.
]ndianapolls was the largest loyal city near ^denites swariiung oil "the otijer side,
the border and was only about 100 miles
from the northern limits of the bloody ,
lighting ground of the west, which ran
through northern Kentucky. Troops mov-
ing from the north and east to the seat ol
war in the west made their last halt at
Indianapolis before crossing the hostile
ground. On the return the wounded, the
furloughed and the columns transferred to
eastern battlefields found at Indianapolis
a welcome that for hospitality and friend
lincss reminded them of home. Soldiers ol
the east remember the generous sympathy
of Willianisport 011 the great Northern
Central route and of Philadelphia on the
Xexv York and Washington line. In the
west Indianapolis gave without stint and
never grew weary while tbe tramp, tramp.
tramp, of marching battalions echoed
through the streets.
Many crack regiments of the state wen
formed at Indianapolis and sent to distant
armies, where they vied with the flower ol
the nation in gallant deeds of arms. The |
city was surrounded with camps, the life ol
everything was military, and even the noise
and bustle, the pomp and circumstance, at
tending the grand reunion of 100,000 cbm
rades in 1893 will be only a repetition ol
the daily sights and sounds of the four
years of war in 1861-5. The mammoth
barracks for 25,000 comrades, the school-
rooms and halls turned into bivouacs, the
private homes opened to old neighbors and
visiting friends and acquaintances, will 1>*
nothing new in Indianapolis, except that
now they herald a jubilee in the days of
peace, whereas then they marked a pause
in the inexorable march of war. But there
will be broken, gaping ranks in the Grand
Army line, whose tale is told in part by the
lofty monument inscribed to the sons of
Indiana who fell in battle. Txventy-six
thousand the martyrs numbered from In-
diana alone, id the subscriptions to the
fund from all classes and from all sections
aggregating 250,000 showed that apprecia-
tion of the heroes is not dead. To have the
fi nest state so]diers* monument in the coun
To the Harlem hospital alone the fol-
lowing victims havQ been sent since Jan.
11, 1893:
.Ian. 12—James O'Brien, hrakeni&n. of -13
Wall stret t. N> w Ilnven, Head crushed; died.
April ~ .M:r!iael Mooney,brakemail* of Mid-
dleton, N.Y. Sku I fractured and body crushed;
April 14— William Weldon, switchman, lt 0
Trinity avenue. Crushed; died.
April :.'T Lawrence White, 1 rakeman, l" ^
Amsterdam avenue. Arm crippled.
2Vluy t Harry Cook, hrakenian, 117 East For-
ty-eighth street. Skull fractured and body
.Mil) LM Michael Cummings, brakemen. In
jured severely about body.
Juneo William 1 . Cavanagli, Hwitchniun.
of New llaven. I-eg crushed.
July lu Charles Iloxve, train hand,of Provi-
dence. liruised and lacerated; dislluured tor
July II Timothy Mahout y. t ruekin:m, 8T3*
Third avenue, beg fractured u;i' 1 body bruited.
Auc. 3 Patrick Hums, brake man, 507 East |
, Ono Hundred and Forty-ninth street. Crushed;
mercial club, hit the thing exactly wheh (li,.,|
they laid out an extensive programme ol Aug. 18- I'nknownman run over and killed
reunions. Txvo days and nights out of four by train.
are wholly given up to formal gatherings it is 1110 hospital physicians who have
of <>1 <1 comrades having some tie closer discovered this rule and who complain
than the broad one of fraternity. The in ii«, inhnniflnitv
formal reunions will go on all the week and 1
. .. . ,1 i' "The employees 111 the yard seem to
reach over for another week at ( hicago. , 1 - .. . , .
If nothing occurs to mar the occasion, the lose all the liner feelings which belong
twenty-seventh encampment is certain to to man in the fear of jeopardizing their
he the grandest of the series. Many causes positions by aiding their unfortunate
ontributing to the result, among them companions," said Dr. Itothwell of the
Harlem hospital yesterday. "They stand
idly by and refuse all assistance while
the wounded man is perhaps in the throes
of death.
Women's Wugei In (Jileago.
The seventh biennial report of thollli
nois bureau of labor is out. It is a
voluminous document and is divided
into three parts, one of which is devoted
to showing the condition of the working
women of Chicago, another to the Chi-
cago sweating system and still another
to the coal milling industry of the state.
The first part, relating to Chicago work-
ing women, presents a table showiug
that out of the 4,526 women whose cases
were investigated, employed in 41 in-
dustries, 21 were working for less than
per wet k, ami 17w*re receiving $H)
or more i>er w« ek.
Between tile e e\tr m< s the greater
numbers are massed in three classes
earning from $4 to f7 per week, as fol-
lows: Six hundred and seventy-live re-
ceived from $4 to 882 from $." to $0,
860 from $0 to $7. Below- tins central
! group are found 080 who earn less than
£1 per sveek. and above it are fouml
1,'4"D who earn from $7 to over $25 per
j week. This, then, is the general state-
ment, concerning 4,5211 women and girls
employed in 1)0 establishments, in 41 in-
dustries. tli * same being all the em-
ployees of every rank and grade in each
establishment: That 15.2 per cent of the
whole number earn less than $4 a week;
53.4 from $ I to $7 and 81.58 per e«ut
from $7 upward. The average earnings
1 of the whole nnmlier* both office force
; and operatives, were $0.22 a week. 1
1 Those who ear 11 more than this average !
1 wt re 42.00 per cent of the whole, and
j they received an average of $8.18 a week.
I Those who earn less than the average
! wer.j 57.10 per cent of the whole, and 1
they receive an average of $1.1)1 a week.
! In the matter of gains and losses, out '
| of 2,819 working women, 2,369 report
neither saving nor debt, 423 have some
accumulation, and 27 report ti failure to
meet their expenses.
lis committee, which is not strictly a vet
eran body, but an offshoot from the Com
"Not long ago a call came in from the
yards. 1 found a poor fellow with his
the untiring energy and marvelous capacity
of the Indianapolis managers, the enthusi-
asm of the xvestern veterans, particularly
those of Indiana and the contiguous belt
of states, Ohio 011 the cast and Illinois,
Iowa, Missouri and Kansas on the west,and
the associated attraction at the World's
fair. The xvest is tbe land of big things and | leg crushed. His name was Cavanagh,
is not bellied in the size of its Grand Army it* I recollect aright. I drove down to
following. The fraternity originated in the the yard, and with the stretcher picked
west, and the west started out in the lead my way across the tracks at the risk of
in point of influence and lias kept its end i m own life to where he lay { left the
more than u \>1. At t ie brst encampment with tlio ambulance, thinking of
in Indianapolis m 1866 the west naturally; n , . ....
lwd a nmjo. iiv of the delegates, but at t lie L'<"lr*e to fhld workmen willing to help
smn.l.a.-a . pim-iit 111 Philadelphia it al-sa me back with tho stretcher and its load,
had the lend. Indiana, Illinois and Ohio but I was never more deceived. They
alone sent « re-half t he delegates. A west all stood aloof, watched me work, but
em veteran, (ieneral John A. Logan of Illi even declined to hold a lantern.
nois, was commander in chief and held] 14'We have no orders,' was the re-
the office two terms. sponse Igot to all my demands. I needed
'llu-ur-t. n, ideas of the oat of the hot water Imd asked ono rough looking
m a order in evaded in that encampment .. ,,
and \- ere stamped upon the rules and the to get some.
ritual to remain until this day. The west "'llaintgot nothing but ice water
' I,eli.-vt-d that secrecy a;:d fraternity should here,' ho answered. 4Well, get some
be fundamental principles. To these lias from that engine there,'I insisted. 1
been added the virtue of charity, and tbe must have it. This poor fellow will
GKNKIJAI. I I A \V.\U..\i K.
The Nineteenth of tbe "Iron Brigade"
was everywhere xvhere there was denperat.
fighting after it joined t lie Army of tlie l'<
tomac. It lost Major I-.use M. May and liri
men killed at Manass.i^. Lieutenant Colo-
nel A. C). Dachman and 41 men killed on
the field at Antietam, -11 men in Reynolds'
battle at Gettysburg, and at the Wilderness-
Colonel Samuel .1 Williams and 21 men
The Twentieth lost 30 killed in front ot
Richmond in lsf/„\ nine killed at Manassas,
where its first colonel, William L. 15ro\vn,
met the coveted fate of t lie t rue soldier. A t
Gettysburg Colonel John Wheeler and
men were sacrificed, and iti tbe Wil<! rn< —
and Petersburg campaign the regiment
lost 90 men killed and for the third tinu
was robbed of its colonel by a pitil. -sbul
let. Colonel Meikel xvas killed at Peters
The Twenty-second left its first dead at
Pea Ridge. Chaplin Hills (Perryvilb
claimed the next dole, and a heavy one it
was, for 57 men went down to rise no more,
led in death, as in life, by tbe gallant Colo-
! nel Keith, xvho xvas killed as he cheered on
the line xvith his xvaving sxvnrtl.
I The Twenty seventh left dead at C'eihi t
Mountain, 41 at Antietam. at t'bancel
| lorsvlile and 4') at (Gettysburg. In those
I lour battles, all fought within the space oI
11 months, the regiment lost 508 killed antl
! xvounded and only 11 mining.
I The Thirtieth met its bapt i>ni of fire at
Shiloh on the second day and lost its colo-
' nel, Sion S. Bass, xvith 26 men. At Stout
j River 40 gallant felloxvs paid the penalty of
j battle courage, and again at < 'hickamauga
I and lofty Kenesaxv other fearless one-
crossed to the eternal bivouac. The dead
j of the Thirty-sixth lie between Rowlett s
Station, K> . in 1801 and Atlanta in 1S 4
! Shiloh has20, Stone River 25, Chickatnau
i ga 34 and the Atlanta battles 42. Tbe For
| tietli left 3U heroes upon the slopes of Mi^>
[ sion Ridge and 87 under the rocky walls
, of Kenesaxv. A simple touch of imagina
! tion makes those figures eloquent.
The veterans of all the armies when they
stand in Monument circle before the grant i
tiie soldiers and sailors'MON I'M in T AT1 but silent, memorial set up bv genius and
two m etions live up to it, each in its own
wax . Countingdollars,the cast might come
ont ahead inacomj . titiveshoxving,butthnt
means that tho older communities have
more resources and more distress. The
west l:;i> imi,e very poor aud no overplus
to make fn> xvith. Vet comrades never
come to giief without finding out that
"frat emit y means something" in the way
bleed to death unless I can wash away
the blood and t ie tho arteries.'
"'Wehain't gotno orders,' was the re-
ply. They refused to help me with tho
May <io«l |MI> the
One month ago yesterday morning
Mat hew Manski left his liome at 21)1
Lock street to go to his daily work at
the Nelson Morris Packing company's
packing house at the stockyards. He
larked a moment with his two little
children and kissed his wife good by, f< -
the cradle was soon to be filled again, ami
she was not all well.
At the packing house Manski was or-
dered to the pickling room and set to
Work rolling out barr.-Is that were ready
for shipment. On ti o floor lay a small
piece of pickled i ig's foot. Manski
picked it upandateit. This was against
the rules. He was arrested. The next
morning he was taken before Justice
Hennessy. An attorney appeared to
prosecute for the packing company.
Manski was held to the grand jury.
Naturally he was not able to give bail,
and of course he was taken to the coun-
ty jail.
For one month he lay in the county
jail. Yesterday he appeared before the
grand jury.
"I was hungry," said Manski, "ami
almost unconsciously 1 pieked up the
piece of meat and ate it."
The grand jury finally ascertained that
the value of the stolen property waa a
trifle less than 1£ cents. When this was
brought out, the grand jury refused to
take further official cognizance of the
charge of larceny preferred by the pack-
ing company.
Matliew Manski was thereupon told
that he was a free man. Of course he
hastened home to wife and children, but
he had been in the county jail a month,
ami a month is a long time to a sicttwife
and two small children. At any rate
when Matliew Manski was discharged
yesterday bis wife xvas in the Jefferson
insane asylum, and lie hasn't found his
two children yet.—Chicago Tribune.
Work of (lit. D.'vUIhIi "Labor Agent."
A dispatch from the island of Jamaica,
dated Kingston, says that the authori-
ties are in trouble over a gang of labor-
ers brought from New York about a
month ago by a contractor of the Jamai-
ca Railway company. Soon after arriv-
ing in Jamaica the men complained that
they were being ill treated. Some of
them struck work. Others were dis-
charged, and the whole gang of 00 are
now wandering about tho island in des-
titute circumstances. Some of the men
hav'gone into t he almshouses, some have
got arrested as vagrants, and the rest are
begging or stealing.
The authorities are puzzled what to
do. The men cannot bo sent back to
America because there is only one
American in the gang. Those in the
almshouse ami prisonsare making a fuss
about tht! food served them. This week
four of tho men were brought before the
magistrate in Kingston charged by the
railway company with breach of con-
agents have been looking forward tt> one tract. From facts elicited during the
of tho biggest harvests of recent years in ■ investigation, it would appear that botl.
their line. | the men and the railway company have
Cable dispatches for tho past feW , been victimized by a New York labor
weeks, however, have convinced the in- j agent. The agent got $*3 ti head for
tending emigrants that it is better for i laborers. Many of the men he sent down
the time being to endure present evils are physically incapable of doing heavy
r.rdiM'ini; I mmi^ral ion.
A dispatch from London says: Tho
' reports from the United States concern-
j ing tho temporary financial stringency
I and commercial depression have knocked
! sky high the boom for which the emi-
! gration agents have been working for
I several months.
Ever since spring the various emigra-
! tion agencies in the center of the city
have been deluging the various indus-
trial and agricultural regions of tho
country with pamphlets and leaflets di-
lating in glowing terms upon tbe op-
portunities for profitable employment
of artisans, mechanics, farmers and
agricultural laborers in the United
States, that country being represented
as on tho top wave of prosperity, with
abundance of capital and with labor at
a premium.
As a result of the representations nu-
merous emigration clubs have been or
ganized on an installment principle in
the west and north of England, and the
public lile, in business relations and in so-
cial alliances. The veteran brotherhood in
the wot i - almost another Masonic order,
and the rally at Indianapolis will
give afresh boom to its popularity and in
tiueuce. ti. K. Lenox.
encampment Notes.
The most popular Indiana soldiers sin
vix ing today are Generals Harrison ala!
Lew Wallace. Harrison's career in the
army was wrought oilton a field com para
lively obscure until his elevation in publie
life carried his record up with him. Lew
Wallace put aside the sxvord for the j .en.
but it was a brilliant sxvord, and a mightier
pen replaced it. Wallac xvamnkindly d. .ilt
with by fortune■. yet he bear- no grudge
against the army. 11.s home is near In
lli: ; . ■ ; nil ■ ' ai; ; ;•
the eiieainpni i t committ - e. i ne gallant
work, and many are mere youths. The
men say they were simply asked if they
wanted work in Jamaica, and on blank
sheets of paper they signed their names,
the terms of contract to be filled in
II.IIIM.'N lor lilt. I'« !•.
The prize essay of the American Econ-
omic association for 181)2 was by Marcus
Reynolds and xvas upon "The Housing
of tho Poor in American Cities." It has
now been published by the association
in a pamphlet of 182 pages.
The author discusses the unhealthful
dwellings of the past and present, par-
ticularly the tenement houses of N w
i iy. iir-j leiumu m unji mo nmiTSu i , .. (li York, and out 1 iiies the rcf orins that have
>. -r i. i thai in re isn i a spark ol honesty in in , , . , , , ,
stretcher, and 1 was obliged to go and get . . ,. already been accomplished or under
rii.jvor i order. Tho company lias succeeded b\ , a" ' 'c 1
",v,1,,v,r ' using tho Huns now to bo thrown out HonnalyZo* the mcoino andex-
in rwlui-ing tho whuos in tl.o hnu,,•!,<>* l«'.o |lnr-ol tho xvork,i.K «■ h.s.-. s, pou.ts
where they work. Tl.o oini^yees-vliom 'lt 1""1 pineal dangers of
they displaced were better workmen
than the Iluns, and they will now be re-
employed at the reduced scale. It ha J
alst) become apparent to the bosseso4
Pennsylvania that tho foreigner soon
learns that ho is being robbed, and wln-n
bo kicks he does so with a fierceness
which puts the native in the shade.
than to seek worse ones in a new coun-
try. and as a result the boom has "pe-
tered out."
What It Signifies.
Here is a significant order that has just been
pent out by tho president of ono of the largest
Iron and steel concerns in Pennsylvania: "Em-
ploy in our department no Hungarians or oth-
er foreigners only Americans giving prefer
enee to men who have families." This is en
couraginR to native workingmen, but it will
occur tosonie reflecting minds that it is rather
harsh treatment, of the foreigners xvho were
brought over hero by the managers of t lie so
same industries forthospecial purpo.seof heat-
ing down higher priced native labor. Ex-
Another thing that will occur to tho
mind of the workingman who reflects ; s
my drive
"AU my questions as to liow theacci- j
dent happened were unanswered. Filial- j
of ready help. It also mean* something in ly one fellow said: 4If we talk, we get the
G. D. Don't ask us anythin,
"That was ono of my experiences. I
have had many such."
At the railroad yard yesterday many
workmen sail I enough to substantiate
t lie doctor's story.
"We don't m-o notliin nor do nothiii,
and we keep our jobs," said one man.
The value of this unwritten rule to tbe
company is evident. In suits for dam-
ages the employee who knows is sub-
pceiiaed. and a man who has aided a sur-
geon in his first examination would be a
man "who knows."—New York "World.
•at Mom
I day and
try is an ambition to be expected in people
who have never shed the old xvur enthusi
asm, and the 265 feet of shaft and statue
that tower so grandly above Monument
circle xvill be hard to beat. Kiclier states |
might do it if they bud the spirit of Indiana ,
back of their millions; poorer ones xvould
perhaps be glad to if they had the cash.
The Indiana boys wcro noted fighters on
all the great battlefields. They xveresplen
art to glorify the 20,000 heroes whose grave.-
stretch from the Atlantic shores to tin
banks of the Mississippi xvill see beyond
tbe glittering pageantry of today and hcark
en to other sounds than the plaudit s of the
hour. They will remember hoxv Indianian s
stood in the unconquerable ranks at Shiloh,
how they faced t he guns at Perry ville and
fought on undismayed at Stone Kiver.
They xvill breathe again the smoke of Mis-
sion Hidge and Chickamauga, brave the
«li<lspecimens of physical development, and fiery heinhw of Frederick-bur-nti'! Cur, ,
t here were enough of thorn in the rirmv burg and think how Indianians earned tha
•! glory which the Grand Army holds up for
all the world to look at and applaud.
measuring G feet and over to have formed
a division of stalwart Hoosiers 10,(xhj j
strong. There were over ;15,(XK) in the field
measuring0 feet 10 inches. Txvo Indiana;
regiments lost in action, killed on the field,
over 15 per cent of their total enrollment.
The Nineteenth carried l,24f< names on its
Then, too, there are the soldier leaders of
Indiana, whose gallant deeds live in the
memories of those xxho folloxved their
standards. Around them gathered men
from every state, with General Lew Wal
light made by Wal
tion, Md., in I I liel;. \ to save ■
ton from < apture by
troops were delayed
ly handled. They arrived in front of \\
Ington limp and sore, and before the\
ready to attack re-enforceinen• ^ i. ..
marched into the xvorks surrounding ' ie
capital, aud Karl y abandoned t bet nterpi -
Kansas City xvill invite the comrades t"
call around in 18U4. Missouri batl the e.i
campment si ven y< ars before that date, and
there is luck in odd numbers. Here is ti
list since the St. Lotiisencampmentof l'^i
('olumhus. o. lvsw; Milxvaukee, 1889; I3« >
ton, 181H); Detrt it, 1801: Washington, 18'J'J;
hidianapoKs, i^.
The manag : s of the encampment build
wisely in setting up a full sized model of
the famous old crui u' Kearsarge to inter
est army men. There is uothing like ;i
lighting ship to catch tbe admiration of
the crowd, and soldiers are not different
from the general run in caring for tliethin^-
they know least about. 'Ihe Kearsarge
is a dear old antiquated hulk, and if Undo
Sam xvon't donate her entirely to museum
purposes the next best, thing at these war
gatherings is a "counterfeit ['resentment.
The veteran tars xx ill be on hand in full
force antl xvill croxvtl on full sail toenlight
en the landlubbers on the mysteries of the
deck and rehearse the famous contest with
the Alabama.
The visitors to the encampment xvill hi
fed and sheltered on the same liberal s< lie
as they are amused and entertained. liar
racks will be erected to accommodatt any
crowd that puts in an appearance. Meals
xvill be supplied at fixed prices by contract
between the managers and caterers.
How to 1 .mploy Idle Laborer*.
The laudable efforts that are now be-
ing made toward the employment of our
idlo people deserve tho earnest support \ barolatitl x\u
and co-operation of all citizens inter- ,
ested in the peace an l prosperity of our j
city, state and country. With a view
of doing my share toward solving the
problem, so far as our city is concerned,
I xvould most respect fully suggest the
following plan: The city requires many j
improvements. When it is decided as
to the kind of improvements and repairs
that are to be made, let the city issue j
-crip in denominations of $1 to $5, this
scrip to be made receivable bv the city

overcrowding, suggests what can and
what cannot be done by legislation, and
then in a series of chapters discusses re
forms that have been accomplished.
Mr. Reynolds' suggestion is that
cheap, independent bouses in the suburbs
xvill attract those workers who can af-
ford to live some distance from their
j places of work. Of course the cost «fx
travel figures largely in this matter. He
cent points out also that houses suitable f^r
this class of people are increasing with-
in the limits ol" Nexv York and Brooklyn.
For tho poorer people lie would have
model tenement s xvith a general kitchen.
To the cook in charge each family would
send a list of things desired, and these
(Ground Kent.
Frederick C. Waito, late special
of theeleventhconsus, in charge of "true
wealth,".has written :i letter to the sec-
retary of the interior, in which he nij-k:
"At th<' suggestion of Statistician Henry
A. Robinson 1 overhauled my manu-
scripts and found myself able to denuMi'
St rate (1) that at the end of the year tho would be fnrmslicl ready for the tabl
For tht
Kiel 1<
>rth $1,000,000,000 more
than «it the beginning, and (2> that Mr.
Robinson xvas correct in claiming that
during the year the* landlords had re-
ceived from rents, royalties, stum page
or personal use the equivalent to more
than another $1,000,000,000in gold. The
fact that the average mail actually pays
• ; • , • : i . .1 ■ )1 i it'•1 i 1
rent, while his fathe r paid only about ,!: ,H' i":lu (
half as much, and xvlii; the prospect is
that bis eon xvill be compel]'«1 to pay
twice as much, indicat • > liow vitally im-
poor he would have
If a woman has to work, she ought to
work; if it is not necessary for her to do
so. lie should not« titer into competition
xvith men unless slio insi sts upon being
ker and not as a woman,
the same work as a man
and do it as well and in the same time,
she should insist upon the same pay.
The girls who t
shop to earn "pin
city. Then set the idle peopl
and pay them with this s«-rip.
As the scrip is made receivable for
taxes and assessments the butcher,
baker, storekeeper and landlord would
accept it in exchange for their goods nid
rents because it xvould be just as good
to pay taxes andu>-« ssments as gold < r
silver. Then let the city decide that it
would retire annually, beginning oi*
year after the issue.y "i p r cent
the issue until the whol- ai ut bad
been retired. In this w leon
or firm would bo burden <1, but a ' w-uild.
be contributing tln ir mite tnv.-.i; n-
idoying the idle. Tids •nipl'
would enable the workt i s to st oport
themselves and contribute to the pro-
perity and general welfare of the whole
city. All would be benefited, and nooiie
would be injured.
I respectfully submit the idea t«> tho
mayor and city council and to all citizens
interested in tho solution of this ques-
tion.—R. H. Ferguson in Chicago Inter
it work ' every man in the United Stati
A Hud Situation.
Labor leaders are nmffing strtntmus
objections to the manner in which some
of the employment bureaus are filling
the city with men for whom there is lit-
tle chance of employment. It is said that
the offices are wholly unable to secure
employment for any one. and that tbe
ultimate effect of the present influx of
workers must eventually be a reduction
in wages for those xvho are already her* -.
The close of work at the World's fair
market, which was already carrying
from 50,000 to To,000. It is now esi inialt d
that no less than 130,000 arti ns are
walking the streets looking for « niplox -
ment. That many of these xvill stiff* i'
. , !
winter seems a certainty, and that their
presence in die city is a constant menace
to the stability of the labor market ap-
pears an equal certainty. — Chicago
let alon
ing it. Til
if p<
iter tbe office or the
non* y"' to buy candy
as a rule, who are
for the cutting down
but men's as well,
labor market is bad
a woman takes a
him by working for
t enable him to live,
uppert a family.-he cannot
marry unh - she will do the
of the family or asMst in do-
• typewriters, saleswomen,
lid others l the feminine
not tlir« mgh necessity, bit ti
r because t li*1 wish pocket
it : i l>e independent of the
a: .ti evil a factor in the
as the Chinese, and the
root* 1 out as vigorously,
Cor. San Francisco Exam'
\ lli}; striko lis Pur in.
The unions terming the Labor kx-
change, which xvas closed by the govern*
ment during the recent disturbances in
Paris, xvill agitate in fax . -r of beginning
a general striko of all trades on Oct. 1.

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