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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL XUL NO. 260
Gov. Altgeld Lays the Situa
tion Before Him.
His Attention Called to the
Suffering of His Men.
The Duke So Far Has Ig
nored the Information.
The State Executive There
upon Promises Relief.
Frightful Threshing Machine
Accident Near Rockford.
General Drift of the Day's
CinrAoo. An;;. 21 Gov. Altgeld
written to George M. Pullman,
( litHninp the desperate condition of
n:";iir at 1'ullman, and asking for a
cniifi'renpc: but Pullman does not re.
j !;.. The governor has assured the
1'i i niait committee that immediate
p'iirf bn furnished, but refuses
ti say how at present.
fatal TlirrhlnK Machine Accident.
1:.ckkoki, 111., Aug. 21 A thresh
in,' iiigini nn Hiram Berksmith's
f irm, south of ltyron, 111., exploded
thi morniug. Burksmith was blown
t.' pieces. Andrew liose was fatally
injured, as were a boy named Khman
ami three other farm hands. A flv
wheel on the engine was blown 500
Korean Mlnl.tnra l.mve for Home.
W.xMitnuTnx, Aug. 21 Yesung
Sin., the Korean minister, and Jarng
N n.gh:in. secretary of the lega
ti 'ii. left Washington this morning
f'r I'hieago, on their way home.
They will leave San Francisco on the
-"'th. and expect to roach Yokohonia
a'Kiitt tho middle of September.
Svh-tii SF., Aug. 21 The Brit-
t:;tmia and Satanita starred in the
rtie this morning under the auspices
c( tli? Royal Albert Yacht club, the
L Mir lcing same as that sailed res
tiT !:iy. The Krittannia won.
ELEVEN THOUSAND OUT.
Ornerai airlka of Cart tun Operatives at
rm llrllirtl, Mass.
N:-. UcJirouu, Aug. ai. The cotton
oKT:itirs Iwgao their general strike, and
M'urly U.WKJuro Idle. Tiie Machinery of
I'm Lve uf the twisutv-scvi-n mills in thu
city i.i la oiutirm, and it in thought tuut
! mill will soon be shut down with
tim i.tlii-rj. Tue manufacturer huve
i. ithina to ay, but thu notice of a rciluc
ti"U u.ain-u wiiictt the hulp rebel are still
!! .0. Secretary lto ut tue tepiniwra
iiuiu:i slated tUut tiie members ot Lib uu
i ii i.ii l liuud up fur u lung struggle, und
c ii, li li'Utly exnected tuaC it would be of
MinUlri I1m-um a Verdict.
M.vn, Ne'j.. AuM. 21. -The verdict iu
tin- Major WortU court-martial, ac-quit-tin
tun major fur having ordered l'rivuto
iil irtiuMt lo nfla prnctico ou Sunday,
jt.iv .kd ijuite a number of sermons
I Omuuii clergymen. With ona or
t t'Xt.f.tloiu it wus generally de
Ii'iiiiiumI u a slap at the imp.-r oliserv
inue of the Lord's dny by tlie uriny uud
'i. I'Miitrd ua au vxaiuplu likely to pro
lain U burui. It was further tlo
i . T- tu be limit tier iuntuuce of ollkurs
ft.ni.iiii totrether iu the oppression of thu
I orty-l ituym Without food.
Ii::Mson, lex , Aug. Sfl. A remarkable
t .ikc uf Ilia sustained withuut uuurish
i.i' iit i iuj!liiii? the physicians ut Hells,
.tlr. Maritime lucks of that town has
ii 'i t.wt.U luod for forty-six days and
"iily drinks water at night. The water
L i" to !, drawn from the well in her pres-rm.-f,
no that she can assure hersulf thiit it
l.m i.ot been tnniered with. When urged
fneiituhe replies thnt the liord will pro
nr and oriuit her through, bhu is
believed to be demented.
Coney' Meat 1'luu of Attack.
.MaskILLon, O., Aug. SI. J. S. Coxey
"tiuouueet that the iproposcd Labor Dny
f laiiuiiiwual demonstation in Washing
ton imi. been abundoiied and that the next
ii'tauk ou the Capilul will be uiailc in bi
'inlicr wLun congress rouiutenibU-s. A
l'n.,u Btrijie uuiforiu bus been adopted for
tlie "uriuy," aud liruwue is now wcuriug
i;. The referendum has been added tu
t.,u Im.iic jiriucijik's of the movement on!
t:ii- wln.lt! eutvrirUu has been reoruuiE'.'d
Mtu n coiistitutn.il and liy-luws. The
v.-orl I'hrist has been droiied from the
t::le nut of deference to the feeling of
II ml Keuiion to Want Divorce.
hlotx Falls, S. V., Aug. 21. A decree
(f divorce has been granted to Joseph
liatilmrker, ot this city, from his wife
M iri.'tta Khnnlxirker, who livos on a farm
v itti her children near Luuauuu, Potter
county, thin state, llo cluitns that there
i a syntetuutic uttenipt made by bis wife
ona children, together with a lover of one
f the girls, to get him out of the way, and
t'l.it on severul occasions bis food was
P ioned, but only enough to make him
huy Congr Will Ailjonra tint Satnr.loy.
A.-.Tioo, Wis., Aug. 21. Congressman
Thoinns Lynch has arrived at bis home
ami bceu warmly welcomed by his family
mid friend, lie does not ajipear to be in
tlie Iw-it of health aud wim advised by
physicians to come home, lie says that
very little remains to be done at Wash
ington mid that cougress will adjourn
.UuriUj, AUi. '. Iu rvfereuce to bis
b-uiiacaudidaU for reflection be said;
Ihat seeius to be the talk."
Her Sfteeveh nrvntrd to an Attack
Trioe W ho Sent nr l'n.
iui.K, Anjf. yi. a reception was'
KiTea unit Uoldman at the Thalia thea
tre, which nearly 3,001 persons attended.
The affair was ,renerully tame and the
special force of detectives detailed to
ww:n me proceedings had tfothing to do.
CharlcsWilfred Mowbray, the English nn
nrchist, was also present and preceded
Enitun fioldmaii by a spceeh in which he
eulogized her heroism and self-sacrifice.
Speaking of the police he remarked: "The
police exist for boodle. They are here to
protect thieves of associated society from
jilun.ler of the poor workers."
When Emma Goldman came to the
platform there was a great burst of ap
plause. Her speech was chiefly devoted
to a rancorous attack upon all who were
concerned in her prosecution, conviction
and imiirisonnietit. Imacine the prose
tjon ot a woman for tnlkiiiR," she began.
"Anarchy was prosecuted Oct. 5, 1SJ3, in
the court of general sessions. It, was
really the right, of free speech that was
prosecuted. The country is today seeking
aid of the old continent to help them get
rid of anarchy. Who do they get to help
them ThoM) hiteful Irish and the de
THE RUSSIAN THISTLE.
Its Aripenranre ami Spread In New Local
ities ilow to Krail Irate It.
Wasiiim.ton, Aug. 21. The division of
bntatiy in the United States department
of agriculture is iu receipt of authentic
advices on the njipcariince of the Russian
thistle in varions new localities. Bulle-
ored maps showing the,trritory in which
i. i i i i ... i .
iiau oeeu loiiiiu iu uiti close oi if
has been reported from the following
places: Hammond, Luke county, Iudl;
Cannon Falls, Goodhue cofluty, Arinn.;
Marshall, Lyon county, Minn.; North
western, Jetferson county. Neb.; Ulue
Hill, Webster county. Neb.; Stockville,
Frontier county. Xeb.; Parks, Dundy
cotiuty, Xeb.; Iarialle, Veld county. Col.;
Xanipa, Ada county, Ida., and Manitoba,
Can. Iu ulmost all these localities it has
rppeared only along the line of railroads,
nud, with the exception of Xnmpa, Ida.,
is now oflioiully rejorted for the first
From about. Aug. 15 to Sept. 1 the Ilus
siun thistle begins to jiroduce its seed,
and, being an annual, the effectual
method of checking its prepress is to kill
tho plant by cutting, plowing and har
rowiug during or before this time. In the
case of wheat tields which are already in
fested the grain should be harvested as
early as jioseihle, the stubble left long, the
wtiole field mowed close to the grouud,
aud after a few days drying burned over.
Fields thickly infested may require in ad
dition plowing nud thorough harrowing.
A copy if bulletin No. 15 will be for
warded to any applicant, and a specimen
of any jilnnt sudjiuscd to be the Kussian
thistle will be jiositively identified upon
receipt by the department of agriculture.
Was Too Mneh for Mr. Gerike.
ALBANY, Au,. 1:1. Frederick Gerike, 50
years of age, hanged himself from a sky
light ut his residence. His revolver lay
uenr at hand. A story connecting bis
name with t hut of a married v.-omau at
Grecnbush was circulated recently, and
the matter so preyed upon his mind that
he brought it before his lodge, askiug
them to give him a certificate of charac
ter. The members made light of the re
port and at every opiiortunity for a month
past his friend- have twitted him about
being a gay Lot liario.
J-'ire at an Insane Asylum.
Toledo, O., Aug. 1 The industrial
building ut the insane usylum caught fire
just ns i. bout fifty fenuila iniiinU-s had
begun work in the weekly washing lor the
entire institution. There was a scene of
confusion for a few tniuutes, but the wo
men were all removed safely. The fire
department of the asylum, with nn en
gine from the city sulxlued the flames,
but the building was seriously damaged.
It is fully insured. The principal loss was
the clothing, sheets, etc., for the institu
tion, iuuiules aud attendants, which was
all destroyed. The fire wus caused by
Captain Anson's i'ather Very 111.
Nkw Yoi:k, Aug. 21. Captaiu Ansou
has left Xew York for Marshalltowu, la.,
whither he was summoned by a dispatch
announcing the dangerous illness of his
father, the ex-mayor uf that j.lace. Cap
tain Ansou did not know how long he
would be detained. His father is nearly
7U years old and has been ailing some time.
"A iest's prosperity lies In the ear
Of him that hears it. octcx in the toDf-ae
Of h!tn that make it." Shakespeare.
So n atter haw well ord d this paragraph may
be, ltd nselnlnoes depends npon lbs reader. It is
written to tell the sufferer f r. m dj spepfia, Ue
ranfd liver, failure blood, constipation, head
achc, di nrcssmu, rcrvon!"nc8 and other troubles
that Ir. K. V. Pierce's l'lea-ant l'clle's will cure
him iirckly rnd t:ioroui;hly. They work ailloly
but efficiently 1 hey put blood and bowilp
rirht . elear the hrnln and Invigorate the who'
syMent. llealera every where.
The A. R. U. Leader Before the
TELLS THE STOBY OF THE STEIKE.
tppeal from the Fullman Employes and
Why It Was Responded To A Conspir
acy Between the Rnllway Managers to
Reduce Wages Generally a Contribu
tory Canse of the Trouble All Violence
and Intimidation Disclaimed.
Chicago, Aug. 21. George M. Pullman,
has been asked to appear before the labor
commission to give testimony as to the
difficulty between himself and his em
ployes. It was said that Chairman Wright,
of the labor commission, hnd a personal
interv.iw on Saturday with Tullman. and
iuformed him that he would be reonestfd
to testify. Wright positively refused to
give at this time any information as to
what witnesses the commission might call
before it. Whether Pullman had acceded
to or declined to comply with the request,
and what courss t he commission wonld
pursue in the event of Pullman proving
contumacious, wonM all appear in proper
time in the proceedings of the commission.
It was said also that requests similar to
that sent to Pullman were sent to ssveral
of the general managers. "
Star Witness on the Labor Side.
E Y. Debs, president of the A. U. TJ.,
was the star witness of the day. He said
he was informed early in May. while at
Terre Haute, of the coming troubles at
Pullman and as the A. H. V. had just won
the strike on the Great Northern he was
afraid the men were incline I to be rash;
so lie carne to Chicago, examined the situ
ation nt Pullman, and "after my investi
gation I was satisfied that tho employes
were justified in strikimr, and I resolved
as president of the American Hallway
union to do all in my power, under the
law and in ju-al e, to right the wrongs of
those people." He then told over again
ths Listory of the strike as others had
told it. He called the commission's spe
cial attention to the fact that all sessions
of the American- Railway Union conven
tion were held with open doors, the repre
sentatives of the prjss being present.
Comes to the l'ith of His Testimony.
Witness then reached the pith of what
he had to say. The strikes on the railways
were not due solely to the Pullman
trouble, but tiie railroad men bad
grievances of their own. Before the
World's fair there hnd been rumors of
strikes, but the American Railway Union
aud other railroad organizations issued or
ders to their members that there must, b?
no strike or trouble during the World's
fair period. The railroads promised, by
implication nt. least, Delis said, to iucrca.se
the employes wages af Ur the fair as a
reward for their faithful serv-ce during the
henvy business of the exposition. Instead
oi tuis wages were steadilv and svstem-
H sairallr reaBsun-.'1 o,.m rvnti trntn a Chi-
cngo paper of May U1, isitt, announcing
tho original formation of the Managers
association, and commented uimiu the
language used, claiming that the rail
ways bad combined to stop sympathetic
strikes long before the American Il iilway
Union was organized.
Fight Against OrganiEpd L-ibor.
It was also set out in t he article Tead by
Debs that the General Managers had or
ganized to continue in resistance to or
gauized labor, and they promised that
whenever there was a striae on one road
the other roads would come to it assist
ance with men, equipment and money.
This was a plan, Debs contended, to drive
organized lubor out of existence, aud
showed that this orgaaizat ion was effect
ed two niontl.s before the American Rail
way Union was instituted. The railroads
at once begau to reduce wages, coutiuued
Debs. The cuts were not made by whole
sale. Only one road at a time and iu only
cue department ou a Una was the reduc
tion made. Ir. begun with reduction of
pay of the section hauds of the Louisville
and Nushvillu system to a point where
the men could earn only CTJJ cents a day.
Other reductions on other roads followed.
Men Were Ripe for a Ktrik'r.
The reduction of pay ou the Great North
ern was submitted to a board of arbitra
tion consisting of fourteen disinterested
business men of St. Paul, who decided iu
favor of the meu tin every point aud
restored to them Sl-U.Tod a month wages
which had been taken away from theni by
the reduction of President Hill. Oil the
Union Pacific road Judge Caldwell ordered
the pay of the men restoreil, aud charac
terized the reduction as au outrage. These
two instances made the men ou other
roads think that the reductions of pay to
which they were forced lo submit were
unjust. "Ketice the men were ripe and
uuxious to do something when they came
to the convention," said Debs.
HE COULDN'T ORDER STRIKES.
Denial That A. IU l: Men Iid Any Iutirul
dation or Were Riotous.
Stiil they wouldn't have struck if it
had not been for the Pullman trouble.
Debs emphasized the statement thnt he
could not order strikes; that be had no
voice iu ordering them, but if be had been
so empowered he would have ordered the
l ite strike. No A. R. U. men were guilty
of intimidation or violence; it was against
their principles. The telegrams credited
to him were not written by him, but by
others and his name sixued to them lie
cause they would go cheaper by wire. He
did not dictate or have anything to do
with those credited to him and suggestive
of violence. The celebrated "buy a guu"
telegram was sent by a secretary aud the
expression was meant for humor.
Commissioner Wright asked Debs many
questions as to whether notice of the lioy
cott was served on the railroad companies,
aud inquired ntiout the date of the resolu
tion by tho general managers that t hey
would resist tiie boycott, and the witness
replied that the resolution was adopted
on Juue U5, four days after the adoption
of the American Railway Union resolu
tion to boycott Pullman cars. This was
considered as a recognition by the general
managers of the boycott resolution,
"Five days after the stri ke was declared
we bad the railroads completely beaten
and at our mercy, as we believed," con
tinued he. "They were paralyzed. They
could not get meu to take the places of
our men who were out. Theu I aud my
associate oflicials wn served with a
sweeping injunction issued by the United
States courts restraining us from perform
ing pur functions asofficiuls of the Araeri-
BOCK ISLAND, ILL., 1UESDAY, AUGUST
(can nanwsjy Union. Similar in junctions
wen: in-tueu at an terminal points.
"A few d:iys afterward we were arrested
for alleged contempt of court. We were
uunble to direct the men and that de-
leaieu tne strike. It was not the army, not
the soldiers, not the older organizations.
miw nf .1,..
courts. A "strike is a war not neces
sarily of blood or bullets, but a war inas'
much as it is a conflict between the op
posed classes in interest, and when our
men lost their leaders they were de
moralized and this b-it " He then
com plained that when Gju"iI Miles re
turned to the city from his vacation he
went to see the general managers, and
was next quoted as sayiug be had broken
1 lie backbone of the strike. All this
"vulgarly out of pbici "
The G'-ncral Managers association had
finally refused to e pt an olive branch,
even.from the A. R. U. In fact they were
reported to have adopted a resolution to
crn-h out the A. It. V. 4,Ei-ery telegram
we sent seems to have been public prop
erty, but we hsve not been able to get a
single one of the telegrams that passed
between the general managers and Attor
ney General Oiney," said he. "If we could
do so we think we Could prove every state
ment male b:'re." D-bs read from the
American Riilway Union constitution
clauses declaring opposition to strikes,
lockouts and boycotts and viuleuce and
lie admitted that there shonld be a pro
vision ior the pecifie punishment of mem
bers violating these provisious and that
the order should take means to detect
violators of the law. The means taken tc
prevent violence was to a lviso metuliers
not to commit it; they were told that they
bad not hing to siu by violence becau-e
that would result in calling out the
troops. The A. R. l did not. objct to
stats troors, but protested against federal
troops. A. it. U. men were also taught
not to intimidate.
"We told our men that we had the right
to quit work and tUiTe our riuhts alo
luteiy ceased; that other men had the ab
solute right to take their places and that
uny one interfering with them should U
punished by onr order and the civil law."
" hen yon s.iy 'strike' you mean
cott'?'' asked Commissioner Kernan.
"Yes. I believe I do. but 1 do not likt
the word lioycutl and 1 never use it if lean
avoid it, U-ciusc there is a wide and deep
seated hostility in this couutry to the
word 'boycott.' "
At one time dnring the cxi minntion
I h-bs remarked: "It can be proved that a
fireman wus conilleU to go to work at
the point of a federal bayonet."
"How can it lie proved?'' asked Conimis
missioner Wright. "By the nrin who wus
"Who used the compulsion?" "A federal
He was rcqnestnl to have the fireman
brought before the commission and gave
instructions to have it done.
Itcume out iu the course of bis testi
mony that Debs will inside of three days
propose to all organized railway la'oor a
consolidation into one body, which is tu
meet aud tl ret au entirely new set ol
ofiicj-rs. He went over the attempt to ob-taiu-the
n-op ruu of the outside labor
unions and ile failura and snid that ut the
present time the labor leaders were not on
the best of terms with each ot tier.
Parks' Tea clears the complexion.
Mrs. X. Mevette, of Lo Roy. X. Y..
sars: -I have used Parks Tea and
find it the best remedy I have ever
tried." Sold by Hartz & Ulleiuevcr
NJMST m BEST.
P0U KDS,20 t.
We are now at 1610
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Successor f H. WHSPT.)
Merchant -:- Tailor,
Writ and Workmanship tinmr-
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GEO. F. BOT11.
Supt. Lou Department
I make a specialty of repairing or
furnishing parts for any
Bicycle, and guarantee
satisfaction on all work
If your wheel needs attention try
me. Hair Clippers and
Baxors sharpened on abort
Must Have More Room
Is the word that comes from our proprietorsfwho arc in
the eastern markets buying an immense stock of
Fall and Winter Clothing.
We marked prices down from our former low prices all
last month. D t now we have jumped on them again
has now started
are full of them. We have more
$5 Is the Price.
Lots of them, worth more than double. None of them
worth less than double. You can't afford to miss this sale.
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DAVIS BLOCK. Molioc. IU.
BUSH'S CORN CURE
A Positive Cure for Corns, Warts and Bunions
PRICE 25 CENTS.
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corner Fif th avenue and Twenty-third street. Bock Island.
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