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SL AND BADLY- ATOU
VOL. XL. NO. 256.
ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY; AUGUST 22, 1892.
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LIKE A LOST CAUSE.
The Way Things Look in the
TBAINS MOVING AT ALL THE YARDS
The New fiands Getting the Hang of the
Switches and Much Improvement No-
ted Sheriff Heck Takes a New Grip on
Resolution and Says the Troops Will
Stay Dastardly Attempt of Some Mis
creants to Wreck a Passenger Train
Tnrbulenre at the Yards No Firemen'
Strike Likely At Coal Creek Attempt
to Lynch Had Lindsay.
Buffalo, Aug. 23. Freight traffic was
resumed with a vengeance by all the roads
yesterday and the officials of all the lines
gave out the most encouraging reports
last night. As the green hands are being
broken slowly the work in the different
yards improves and inside three or four
days at least the outlook for the freight
blockade being removed is decidedly prom
ising. The Erie is no longer crippled.
Superintendent Brunn told a United
Press reporter last night that his road
has sent out thirteen full freight trains
during the day besides opening up the
Black Rock Suspension Bridge yards. No
work was done at Suspension Bridge or
Black Rock last night. Mr. Brunn de
clares that those yards are not sufficient
ly protected to work in them at night
Not Knitugh Troops on the Ground.
"Mr. Brunn," the United Press man
asked, "do you think it safe for the
troops to be removed as-yetf"
"I do not; decidedly not. There are not
enough here as it is. If the troops were
bent back at this juncture acts of lawless
ness would occur that would shock the
people of this state. Even with the troops
here there is trouble occurring every day
and night. The attempt last night to
wreck the Erie express with 250 passen
eers on board was a dastardly piece of
work. I am making an investigation
now and I am satisfied strikers were re
sponsible for that work. We shall begin
tomorrow loading oar grain cars and in a
day or so our elevators will be relieved of
All the Roads Show Improvement.
The Ceutral no longer feels the effect of
the strike as far as its road is concerned.
Yesterday they had a full force of switch
men at work. The new eastern hauds are
turning out remarkably well, but those
from the west are failures, with few ex
ceptions. Freight, trains in the big East
Buffalo yards were being sent out regu
larly. The Black Rock and Niagara Falls
yards are open, too, Vnilo t he Ohio street
yards, where the grain trins;re made up,
were being cleared up rapidly. General
Manager Voorhees, of the Central, said
last night that the Lake Shore sent 420
cars to the Central yesterday. This is the
most the Lake Shore has turned over since
the strike Itegan a week ago. There is a
marked improvement in the Lake Shore,
Vst Shore, and Nickel Plate and Lehigh
Valley yards also.
New Men Learning Yhe Ropes.
The new men are being broken in rap
idly, and as they become acquainted with
the tracks and switches their work im
proves considerably. All the yards did a
good city's work, and most of the roads
have resumed their night freight service.
The Ijehigli, Lake Shore, Nickel Piate,
and West Shore sent oul a few trains last
night. Troops were on top of every car
and there was no molestation from the
strikers or their sympathizers up to a late
As to the Firemen.
There does not appear to be a strong
probability of the locomotive firemen going
out as a body, even if some of the local
men sympathizing with the striking
switchmen should take it into their beads
to leave their engines. One member of
the order, high in authority, told a
United Press reporter: "We have no
grievance at all and as our men are gen
erally well satisfied I do not conside. a
strike at all probable or likely, unless the
engineers should go out, which is not ap
prehended." SOME VERY DASTARDLY WORK.
Attempt to Wreck a Train with 250
Passengers on Hoard.
On Saturday night two miles out from
Linden, while the mail train with 250 pas
seugers on board was running thirty miles
an hour, the engine suddenly jumped the
track, going down an embankment thuty
feet high. The mail coach followed, but
the coupling pin breaking, the first of the
four coaches, which were filled with pas
sengers, only partially left the track. The
fireman and engineer escaped serious in
jury, but a mail agent named Johnson,
had an arm broken.
r A Ievilislt Piece of Business.
The men who accomplished this job did
their work, as they thought, welL An
examination of the track showed that two
big nsh" plates had been spiked to the
ties on either side of the rails in such a
manner that it was impossible to avoid
derailment. The spot selected is one of
the most dangerous on the line and it is
a miracle that no lives were lost. The
New York, Lake Erie and Western com
pany has offered $1,000 reward for the ar
rest and conviction of the perpetrators of
footprints of Four Men.
The engine was totally wrecked. One
of the brakemeu on the train, who ex
amined the ground in the vicinity of the
wreck, stated that there were the foot
prints of four men leading down the em
bankment to a small grove of trees 108
yards away. Here they Were lost sight of.
A number of passengers on the train were
evidently laboring men, and the im
pression anion; others was that they were
switchmen coming here t o take the place
HAD TROUBLE WITH A MOB.
The Crowd Stoma the Troops and Baysr
ness A ro Used.
Early Saturday evening the strikers and
their sympathisers, to the number of 1,500,
collected in, the yards beneath the Dela
ware and .Lackawanna trestle. Three
blocks away the Thirteenth regiment, from
Brooklyn, have their quarters in the But-
lalo, Koenesteraud Pittsburg freight de
pot. When the crowd became most bois
terous four companies, 'comprising about
200 men, were ordered out to clear the
street. The soldiers charged down the
street with fixed bayonets, and were niei
by a shower of stones and coupling pins.
Repulsed Only to Attack Again.
'7 he strikers showed fight and it was not
until several hundred had been severely
pricked by the bayonets that they tied up
the street. Quiet had scarcely been re
stored when the strikers made a new at
tack. About sixty men climbed over the
embankment at the approach to the
Lackawana trestle and showered a volley
of coupling pins, coal chunks and stones
upon the sentries beneath. Captain
George G. Cochran, of company I, was
Eassing at that moment with orderlies and
e went to the assistance of the two
Abused the Troops from the Bouses.
The four privates were severely cut
about the head, and one of them named
Gold had the bones of his right hand
broken with a blow from a club. A com
pany was then turned out and finally suc
ceeded in clearing the yards. Guards
were sent out in all directions with orders
to keep all the people of the district on
the move. Many of the strikers ran into
the houses of the neighborhood and
hurled abuse at the soldiers from the
Bold Raid on a Yard.
Saturday a large force of strikers raided
the yards at the Suspension Bridge and
forced the men to quit work at the
muzzles of revolvers. Deputy sheriff were
sent for and drove the strikers off, but
later the situation grew so critical that
troops had to be seut.
Sheriff Heck Sees Something.
The newspapers here are joining in the
rry of the strikers to send the troops home.
Sheriff Beck has stiffened his backbone
and will do nothing of the kind, and this
is why. Said he: "I think now their pres
ence is needed here and needed badly.
While standing near Camp Dingens this
afternoon I saw a striker go up and break
a freight train in two by pulling a pin.
He afterwards hit a non-union switchman
on the head with a brick. This occurred
right in the faces of the sentinels and po
lice, and was one of the boldest pieces of
work I have ever seen. I am going to do
all in my power to keep these soldiers
here as long as this strike lasts. That is
ANOTHER INCENDIARY FIRE.
The Culprits Relieved To He Boys Ar
rests of Strikers.
At Niagara Falls at 3 p. m. yesterday
th e oil shed in the Erie yards was discov
ered on fire, and before the flames could
be got under control the building was
completely destroyed. The fire was plain
ly of an incendiary nature. Car Inspector
Brant and a switchman who were the first
to discover the fire believed it was the
work of two lads. They were seen hang
ing around the yards all the afternoon
and immediately after the outbreak of the
fire they were seen running down Porter
road away from the trouble. The police
are on the lookout for them.
Have a Life to Answer For.
Whoever the incendiaries are they have,
indirectly, a life to answer for. William
Adams, a member of the Rapids hose com
pany, was one of the first to respond to the
alarm. Hastily leaving his home he rushed
over to the fire station, and was among
those who !. -lped pull tht hand reel to the
yards. He had just reached the scene of
conflagratit.it when he was observed to
stagger and then to fall heavily forward.
At once his companions rushed to his
assistance, and medical aid was sum
moned, but it was too late, for the man
was a corpse. The cause of death was
apoplexy, accelerated by over-exertion and
Caught in the Very Act.
The strikers keep right cn injuring rail
road property, annoying the soldiers and
throwing stones and belaboring the work
ing non-union switchmen. The soldiers
and police captured a lot of striker dur
ing Saturday night and Sunday. An
Erie striker named William Miileny, was
pulled in for entering the West Shore
yards and threatening switchmen if they
refused to join the forces of the uuion
men. MilUny was sent to the peniten
tiary for ten days. John Brown, Thomas
O'Brien, John Hughes and Michael
Fallen, all striking Erie switchmen, were
arrested last night in the East Buffalo
yards of the Erie. Brown was in the act
of throwing a coupling pin at some of the
Erie switchmen and the others were urg
ing them to leave their work and join the
union. They were locked up.
Exciting Capture of a Pin-Fuller.
A pin-puller was captured yesterday
after an exciting time. A train had been
made up at the Lehigh trestle, and as it
started it broke in two where a burly
stranger had pulled a pin. Lieutenant
Lambrecht started after the fellow, and as
a non-union switchmen stepped in to put
in the pin the fellow knocked him down, j
He addressed the lieutenant insultingly,
and when commanded at revolver's point
to surrender ran away. The lieutenant
pursued and caught him, and after a lively
struggle gave him into custody.
A Switchman Captured.
John A. Niveu, a switchman 30 years
old, whose home is in Hornellsville, and
who has been on the Erie, bat went out
with the strikers, was captured in the
EaaS Buffalo yards after dark Saturday
in the act of turning a switch in, front of
a train. He was brought to the city and
More Troops for Buffalo.
It was learned last night that a detach
ment of the state naval militia had been
ordered to Buffalo. Th? force is all ready
to move iu case they are needed here. An
order detail from the First and Second sep
arate naval divisions of the state naval
militia arrived in town last night.
Blockade Broken at Sayre.
Elm ira, N. Y., Aug. 22. A body of
troops was sent to Sayre and Waverly
Saturday and the strikers sent a spmmit
tee to the commander to assure him there
would be no trouble. But as Boon as an
attempt was made to move trains the
strikers interfered. The troops were then
called upon and swept the yards clear of
everybody who had no business there. The
strikers guyed the soldiers vociferously
and then proceeded to show bow little
trouble there would be. Right under the
noses of the troops trains were disabled
and other mischief done. But finally
trains were sot away and the blockade
broken. - .- .
Situation at Albany.
Albany, Aug. 22. The question whether
there will be any trouble on the New York;
Central here was considered yesterday. E.
J. Lee, who was prominent in the strike
in 181HJ, is an official of the Knights of La
bor here, and said that the knights would
help the Buffalo switchmen, and were as
strong as ever on the Central. General
Superintendent Harrington, of the Centra,
was sure there were four non-union men
to one knight on the road. Fifteen
train hands were seen at relief time in the
yards by a reporter. Twelve of them said
they would nut strike; the other three did
not know what they would do.
Grand Master Sargent Sent For.
Terke Haute, Ind., Aug. 21. Grand
Master Sargent left at noon yesterday for
Buffalo on telegrapl.ic request from the
local lodge of the Brot herhood of Locomo
tive Firemen. Those best acquainted with
the situation do not believe that his going
is to be considered as meaning that s
strike of firemen is likely; on the con
trary his presence there will tend to pre
vent a strike. The laws of the organiza
tion provide a detailed procedure before a
strike can be ordered. The grand master
does not believe in sympathy strikes.
Wilkesbakre, Pa., Aug. 23. Powderly
in an interview yesterday said: "While I
do not advocate strikes, the switchmen
will win; they deserve to. Their hours
are long, their work dangerous and their
pay poor. The average pay is $ 1.88 for
twelve and fourteen hours' work. I would
like to ask how an American citizen is
going to keep a family on such an in
come? Hungarians and other foreigners
who live like cattle in shanties might be
able to do it, but the American can't."
SENSATION AT COAL CREEK. '
Cltisens Capture Bud Lindsay and He
Agrees to Turn Informer.
KXOXVILLE, Tenu., Aug. 22. A sensa
tional episode occurred last night at Coal
Creek. The leader of most daring, most
lawless, and most troublesome miners was
Bud Lindsay, and Jto his machinations is
due much of the turbulence on the creek.
He has made himself very obnoxious to
the more conservative miners and to citi
zens not in sympathy with the rioting.
The Victim Seized by Lynchers.
For several nights he was confined in an
old mine and the mouth guarded by a
large squad of soldiers. Affairs during
the day have been so quiet, the submis
sion of the miners so general, that the
watch was somewhat relaxed and Lindsay
wandered more widely within the en
closure. Last night four citizens man
aged to sieze and silence him and in the
dusk slipped him between the pickets.
Hurried Him Off to Bricerllle.
Fearing pursuit by the soldiers the
mob, which grew in size as it went.rushed
him off to Briceville. Once there a rope
was secured and placed around his neck.
Although considered a desperate man, and
although he has at lea;; a dozen murders
to his account, he broke down and begged
for his life with all possible fervor. His
pleadings and lamentations were effec
tive. Turned Informer for His Life.
He was promised life upon the sole and
solemn promise that he would turn state's
evidence and reveal the names and plans
of all the leaders, how the mob was raised,
the nature of the oath, the names of the
miners known to have killed soldiers or
guards; in short, to reveal to the civil ru
thorities all of the lawlessness that has
reigned, and agree to testify in the courts.
Twenty or More Necks iu Dancer.
When all this was promised the rope
was taken from his neck and he was re
turned to the camp for safe keeping. It is
now believed that with his testimony
twenty or thirty leaders can be success
fully tried for murder and convicted.
Commissioner of Labor Arrested.
One of the most important arrests was
that of Commissioner of Labor Ford. He
was appointed as a recognition of organized
labor. He was arrested as a spy and on
his person were found letters and tele
grams proving the charge. Be. tig a state
officer he was trusted with important in
formation and would give it away to the
Curious Case at Chicago.
Chicago, Aug. 22. The trades unions in
this city are all at outs over the matter of
employing musicians for the parade Sept.
5. The Trades assembly has refused to
employ the bands belonging to the Musical
union becaufe they want 7 for the day.
The Slavonian union only charges Vt and
traces undt. the assembly's jurisdiction
will employ them. Gompers has written
a letter denouncing this action. It is quite
probable that there will be two parades.
Will Teach Physics in Illinois.
Chicago, Aug. 22. Dr. Daniel W. Shea,
A. M., Ph.fi., of Harvard university, has
accepted the chair of Physics in the Uni
versity of Illinois, to which he was called
some time ago
For referring to asubject so unusual, but
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la sold for half the price of the other
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Baking; Powder Companies say noth ing
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tlnuaily of chemical analysis, Ac
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let practical women try Climax, and
Judge for themssl yes.
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