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VOL, XL. NO. 226.
ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY JULY 18, 1892.
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We never carry goods over from one season
to another, Prices is what does the business.
Some Goods we give you 1-4 off.
Some Goods we give you 1-3 off.
Some Goods we give you 1-2 off.
Which means at prices much
other Clothier dare sell them.
100 doz. fast Black Socks worth 25 cts per pair
6 pair for 75 cts.
Mens Underwear an elegant article for - 25 cts.
Extra good for sO cts.
Star Shirt Waists worth - - - Is cts to $1.50
your choice of any waist in the store for 50 cts-
Bring a list of what you want and we guarantee
to save you from 25 to so per cent on every
purchase. We are the only Cash House in
the city. You pay for no loss of bad debtaw
when you trade with us.
Sax & Rice, Proprietors of
A to Go
less than any
GfONE ON A MISSION.
O'Donnell Leaves Homestead
on a Mysterious Trip.
A GIGANTIC LABOR WAEBEEWINO.
Indications That the Trouble ''-Will
Spread to tlie Railways as Well as the
Hullding Trades Mechanics and Others
at the Mills Decide to Support the Iron
workers IJucjuesne Men Resolve to
Remain at 'Work Strikers Sanguine of
Winning the' Fight Radical Itesoln
. tlons Passed at Chicago.
jpjTTSHCRG, juy 18. Importantdevelop
ments in the Homestead trouble are likely
t(gbe brought about within the next forty
eight hours. Last night Hugh O'Donuell,
who is looked up to by the strikers at that
pi ft co as their absolute and only leader,
started eastward to fulfill a mission
which, as he himself admitted, may have
a vital elTect upon the present situation.
O'Donnell's departure from Homestead
was attended with considerable secresy.
Less than a half hour before leaving and
in thi; hearing of a number of people on
he street, he told one of the mill men
who wanted to have a talk with him that
he would meet him at 8 o'clock. The
regular Sunday evening train leaves
Homestead for Pittsburg at 7:10.
Corrnled hy a Press Fiend.
He stepped aboard the train some dis
tance up the track and took a seat away
from any window, but after the first sta
tion had been passed found himself vis-avis
with a United Press representative.
He was at first disinclined to suy anything
concerning the reasons for his sudden
departure from the town, but finally made
the admission that he was bound on a very
important mission and did not expect to
return until 'Wednesday at the earliest.
"I cannot say where I am going or what
I am going for," hie said. "If I am success
ful the facts will be known very quickly,
and if I do not meet with success, then the
least said about the matter the better."
"If you gain the point you are after will
it have the effect of bringing the strike to
an early close?" Mr. O'Donnell was asked.
"I certainly believe ihat it will have that
effect," was the ready response.
Speculation as to His Mission.
He boarded the fast express at the Union
station in this city and left for the east at
8:30. Several prominent mill men from
Homestead vho were in town la. ?r
declared themselves as entirely ignorant
regarding what is in the wind. Some of
them were of the opinion that the advis
ory committee, which had a prolonged
conference at Homestead yesterday after
noon, had empowered O'Donnell to submit
Borne proposition or other to Governor
Pattison looking to a withdrawal of the
troops. Others thoucht that he might be
en route to Now York to meet with such
members of the Republican national com
mittee as may be st ill in that city and to
solicit their good offices in the direction of
bringing the trouble to an amicable end
ing. Every man admitted, however, that
something vital lay behind O'Donnell's
Concluded Simply to Sympathise.
The failure of the mill workers at
Duquesne to order a sympathetic strike at
thei r meeting yesterday afternoon had a
depressing effect upon the "sympathetic
strikers" of the Carnegie- Union mills at
Lawrenceville, who had confidently
expected that the men at Duquesne
would follow their example and quit work
instead of contenting themselves with
passing resolutions of sympathy. The
lenders of the Union mill men say that
thejlatter have plenty of backbone ami
will stay out until the Homestead inaner
is settled, but many of t he men do not talk
quire so defiantly and in a private conver
sation admit that a grievous error has
been committed and that they would be
glad to return to work if they dared to.
The Meeting at DuqucNiie1.
There were 4'K) of the Duquesne em
ployes at the meeting referred to, and
they were addressed by William Carney,
McLuckie, ami other Amalgamated men
who urged them to strike. The Home
stead men had taken the initiative in free
ing the workmen all over the country
from slavery, and tliose workmen would
have it all their own way next November,
for there was enough of them to change
the political status of the United States.
The speakers were listened to, but it was
resolved to simply sympathize, and give
lHtln't Suit the Strike Leaders,
This was not satisfactory to the strike
leaders, and they made impassioned
speeches, iu which the men were warned
that Carnegie would lower their wages
next. After the meeting Carney and oth
ers went among t he men and asked them
to keep away from work today.
WILL NOT RETURN TO WORK.
Homestead Men lecllne to Accept Prick's
OOer Other Trouble Ahead.
HoMKSTKAD, Pa., July IS. The situa
tion here is on the eve of a crisis. The
company has begun repairing the mills
preparatory to reopening and Saturday
asked the workmen, mechanical and re
pairing force, to return to their old places
to-day. These workmen met yesterday
and decided to remain out. Tbe company
has also given public notice that such
former employes of the Homestead plant
as were not involved in the recent riots
may file applications for employment by 6
o'clock on Thursday evening. When the
offers became known Saturday those who
would express themselves on the subject
said they would not return to work until
the company acceded to the demands of
the Amalgamated association.
Railway Meu Take a Hand.
It is claimed by the leaders of the strik
ers that the Amalgamated association
holds the winning hand, no matter what
may happen. It the mills are started by
non-union men they contend that the mis
takes that will occur and the heavy finan
cial losses consequent to them will cause
the company to ibut down the mills in
sheer self-interest. It the product is got
ready for shipping, assurances from so
many unions of freight handlers have
been received that the Amalgamated asso
tion feels confident of preventing the
product of the Carnegie mills made by
non-union men from being carried to
the places stipulated in the contracts.
Even if this failed the locked-out workers
claim they have another trump card to
play the boycotting of the product by the
And Then There's the Cost of It All.
Both sides admit that there is no im
mediate prospect of a settlement of
the strike, and already the cost is
considerably more than (1,000,000. Every
day that the works are idle it costs the
Carnegie company (50,000. It Is nineteen
days since the workmen went out and the
wheels stop -ed moving. That means a loss
of $953,000 to the company. The military
has been under arms one week, and at
(30,000 a day has cost the state of Pennsyl
vania (140,000. The cost to the company
anil to the state now foots up if 1,000,000,
ami is piling up at the rate of 70,000 a
day. In addition to ail this, the workmen
lose their waes and ten men have lost
their lives. The destruction of property
has not been great, as the barges burned
One Reply to Manager Prick.
Instead of sending in their names as In
dividuals and applying for their old posi
tions in response to the notice oosted by
Frick on Saturday, the former employes
of the Carnegie company who are not
members of the Amalgamated association
got together yesterday and unanimously
decided to stand out to the end. The
meetiug was held in the rink. It was
called by members of the mechanical de
partments, but it included all daily wage
earners. These men number about 2.00C
and include the Hungarians. The meet
ing was attended by about 1,000 men.
Hugh O'Donnell, of the Amalgamated
association, addressed the men by special
invitation. He did not advise them in any
way but merely stated the condition ol
affairs, leaving his hearers to decide for
themselves. The meeting resolved to stand
by the Amalgamated to the end, declaring
it an insult to ask men to work under
guard, "as we believe that in this land of
the free all men should be free."
PLENTY OF OFFERS OF ASSISTANCE.
Talk of Keeping the Troops on Unard
fo- a Year.
The sympathy with the men i9 wide
spread. One of the leaders of the locked
out men said yesterday that assurances
had been received from unions whose men
handle the product of the Homestead
mills that they stand ready to declare a
general boycott against Carnegie materials.
These include the Freight Handlers union,
which will refuse to ship iron and steel tc
and from the mill, the structural ship
builders, and others, who will quit work
rather than use the product of non-union
men. All this tends to show that iu case
the Carnegie company continues in its
determination to employ non-union labor
it will precipitate a sttike on the principal
railroads and in many of the great man
ufacturing industries of this country.
Warned the Hungarians
Down near the CityF arm nit ion of the
Pjttsburg, Virginia and Charleston rail
road is a large tenement inhabited by a
number of Hungarians. The soldiers on
guard near this place became suspicious of
the action of the Hungarians and it came
to be believed that the latter had hostile
intentions towards the militiamen. As a
consequence of this lielief, an officer was
sent to the house and he informed the
dwellers that if any of the guards are fired
on or if any hostile inclinations were
shown the house would be burned. The
Hugarians are in a great state of excite
ment. tons Service for the Soldiers.
The talk of forming one or two provis
ional regiments for long service at Home
stead has increased among the troops, and
it is likely tiiat when Governor Pattison
decides to keep men here until the trouble
has ended the supply of volunteers will be
greater than the demaud. Many of the
officers favor a longer term of service than
three months for the provisional force.
They are of opinion that the strikers are
patient enoi'h in their determination to
wait quietly for them to leave ami then
take matters in their own hands again
when the provisional force is removed.
Troo,s on Ouard for a Vtmr.
In conversation with a reporter yester
day a prominent officer said: It is non
sense to think of enlisting a provisional
regiment for three months' service. The
men should lie enlisted for a year. They
may not be needed for that length of time,
but it would be well to have it known that
they are to remain here for a year for the
purpose of influencing the strikers in
doing what is right. If they understood
that the troops would remain twelve
months instead of three the strikers would
give up contemplating any means tocause
trouble, nud things would settle down to
their ordinary condition."
Taking Care of the Needy.
There has lieen little use for funds as
yet, the majority of the men being in com
fortable circumstances. There has not
been one instance of a grocery man or
merchant refusing credit because the ap
plicant was out of employment. Relief
has been extended to ten families whe
have had illness or some misfortune tc
contend with. The merchants of the bor
ough have been notified to send the ac
counts of all customers who can not pay
and who are mill men to the relief com
mittee and the bills will be paid.
THREE GOVERNORS CALLED ON.
Chicago Trade and Labor Assembly
Adopts Itadleal Resolutions.
Chicago, July IS. By far the most rad
ical declarations yet made by any labor
organization in the United States respect
ing the Homestead troubles were adopted
at the m etmg of the Chicago Trade and
Labor assembly yesterday afternoon. Tbe
meeting wa the Bemi -annual gathering of
delegates for the purpose of electing of
ficers for the ensuing six months, and
hence the attendance was very large,
many delegates being compelled to stand,
while the gallery was filled with specta
tors. The attack on the Pinkertons and Car
negie management had all been arranged
for, and as soon as President Mitchell
rapped for order Thomas J. Morgan moved
to suspend the rules and the transaction of
all other business and receive a report
from the executive board on the Home
Substance of the Preamble.
The motion was quickly carried and B.
J. Quinton read a long preamble charging
the Pinkertons with being hireling assas
sins, etc.; that the two Pinkerton brothers
are at the head of the system; that Har
Frick conspired with the New "York Pink-
erton to sena "armed assassins" to Home
stead, where they "did attack, assault,
kill and maim the citizens and working
men of Homestead, Pa., creating riot, in
surrection iitid rebellion, threatening the
peace of the state of Pennsylvania and
imperiling the welfare of the whole
United States," which acts are intended to
enclave the American producer; therefore
The Demands on the Kxecutives.
"Resolved, By the trades assembly of
Chicago that we demand of the governor
of Illinois that he immediately cause the
arrest of William Pinkerton, of Chicago,
upon the charge of murder and inciting
riot and insurrection; that we call upon
Governor Koswell P. Flower, of New
York, to cause the arrest of Robert Pink
erton, of New York city, upon a similar
charge, and we request Governor Pattison,
of Pennsylvania, to cause the arrest of
Manager II. C. Frick, of Homestead, Pa.,
on the charge of treason, murder, inciting
riot, insurrection and rebellion, and at
this moment trying to deprive American
citizens of their homes and the right to
earn their living at the homes and in the
mills which their labor has created and
Carried Without a Single No.
"Resolved, That a committee of five be
appointed to draw tip the charges of mur
der against the Pinkertons and H. C.
Frick and to consider their arrest and
prosecution." The radical spirit of the
resolutions was received with cheers,
which were given again and again as
Quinton read along. The resolutions were
unanimously adopted and a committee of
five was appointed to draw up the formal
charges of murder, with instructions to.
secure the best legal advice to assist them
in their work,
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE.
Thomas H. Carter Chosen to Succeed
Wm. J. Campbell.
Xew York, July 18. The national exec
utive committee met at the Fifth Avenue
hotel at 11 o'clock Saturday morning to
elect a chairman to succeed William J.
Campbell, whose resignation was read
and accepted at this meeting. The mem
bers of the committee and others labored
with Henry C. Payne to get him to con
sent to take the. position, but to no effect.
Payne said Lis only reasons for not accept
ing the chairmanship were business ones.
The mectinr of the committee was called
to order by Secretary Carter, and William
A. Sutherland, of Rochester, X. Y.. was
made temporary chairman. Whitelaw
Reid was called in consultation by the
committee and an adjournment was taken
about 1 o'clock for two hours.
Settled It at a Lunch.
After the adjournment the committee
and some of its advisers went to the Hoff
man House cafe and ordered lunch. When
lunch was ordered everybody was at sea
and discouraged. B -fore the discussion of
coffee and cigars had been completed
Thomas H. Carter had been prevailed on
to take the chairmanship himself. This
.decision being reached, the conference
returned to the Fifth Avenue hotel and
went into the committee room to place the
official stamo on the solution of the chair
manship puzzle. The news spread like
wild-fire, and with it the announcement
that Carter's place (secretary of the com
mittee) would be filled by Chris Ma gee.
This proved to be premature, however.
A ew Chairman Promptly Elected.
When the committee reassembled Clark
son arose and made the nomination of
Carter. The nomination was warmly sec
onded by Payne and unanimously carried.
The treasurer, Cornelius X. Bliss, was ap
pointed to notify Carter of his nomina
tion. In accepting the position- Carter
made a brief and appropriate speech, con
gratulating himself that in the perform- ,
ance of his duties he would have the help '
and advice of the executive committee,
backed by the national committee, and
promising to be tireless in his work for
he success of the party.
Closing Work of the Meeting.
J. F. Burke, of Pittsburg, was appointed
secretary protein, and the appointment of
permanent secretary left to the chair, who
was also authorized to appoint and ad
visory committee of live Republicans not
memlers of the national committee. It
was also unanimously agreed that Camp
bell should remain a member of the execu
tive committee iu charge of the branch
headquarters at Chicago. Carter is but
years of iige, having been born in Jun,
atFurlace,SciotoCouuly.O.,in 153. In 1S65
he moved to Puna, Ills., where he lived till
1ST5, wlien he moved to Burlington, la. He
studied law in Louisville, Ky., and Illinois,
bein a admitted to the bar in Nebraska.
In l$x2, he moved to Helena, Mont., which
is now his home.
Will Kesign from the Land Office.
When Carter was asked if the accept
ance of the chairmanship entailed the
resignation of his position in the land of
fice, he replied: "I shall resign at all
events." Chairman Carter will today an
nounce the committee on headquarters
and probably the advisory committee.
The selection of a secretary will be made
within a week.
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