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Rock Island Daily Argus.
BOCK ISLAND. MONDAY, MARCH 27. 1893.
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A New Orleans Judge Hits Or
HE RINGS IN THE ANTT-TBUST LAW,
And Applies It in a M ay That Will Be
Odious to Strikers Salient Points of an
Important Decision By Judge Hillings
The Street Railway Strike Falls to
Pieces Opinion of Ingersoll and Henry
George Situation at Toledo Attempt
to Get a Twist on Telegraphers.
New Orleans, March 27. A decision
that will create a stir in labor circles and
show that in the legal mind the anti-monopoly
and anti-combine laws are odiously
comprehensive has been delivered in this
city by Judge E. C. Billings, in the United
States court. A suit was brought against
the Workingmen's Amalgamated council,
of this city, during the strike last Novem
ber when the strikers had business paral
yzed for awhile. Before arguments were
made the strike ended and nearly every
body thought the suit would end also. But
Judge Billings thought differently. He
holds that he should pass upon the ques
tions involved, which came up under the
law to "protect trade and commerce
against unlawful restraint and monopoly."
which it is alleged iu the complaint the
strikers violated and an injunction was
How It Is Viewed by the Judge.
Judge Billings says that l;ilor unions
are not unlawful, but that they frequently
make unlawful combinations. "The case
is this: The combination setting out to
secure and compel the employment of none
but union men in a given business, as a
means to effect the compulsion finally en
force a discontinuance of labor in all kinds
of business, including the tranportation of
goods and merchandise which were in
transfer through the city of New Orleans
from state to state and from foreign coun
tries. When the case is thus stated and
it must be so stated to embody the facts
here proved I do not think there .can be
any question, but that such a combination
was in restraint of commerce."
Intimidation and Violence.
The judge then recited the facts of the
strike as they are well known how all
kinds of labor was involved and business
paralyzed and said: "In some branches of
business the effect was to replace the anion
men by other workmen. This was resisted
by intimidation from vast throngs of union
men assembling in the streets, and in some
instances by violence. The result was that
by the doings of these defendants not a
bale of Roods constituting the commerce of
the country could be moved. The question
is: 'Do these facts establish a case within
the statute?' It seems to me this question
is tantamount to the question: 'Could
there be a case under the statute?" "
What Congress Meant to Io.
The intention of congress in passing the
law is dealt with thus: "The theory of the
defense is that this case does not fall with
in the purview of the statute; that the
statute prohibited monopolies and combi
nations which, using words in a general
sense, were of capitalists and not of labor
ers. I think congressional debates show
that the statute had its origin in the evils
of massed capital; but when the congress
came to formulating the prohibition,
which is the yardstick of the injunction, it
expressed these words: 'Every contract or
combination in the form of trust or other
wise in restraint of trade or commerce
among the several states, or with foreign
nations, is hereby declared to be illegal.'
The subject had so broadened the miuds
of the legislators that the source of the
evil was not regarded as material and the
evil in its entirety is dealt with."
Rights of Others Involved.
"The evil as well as the unlawfulness of
the act of the defendants consist in this,
that until certain demands of theirs were
complied with they sought to prevent, and
did prevent, everybody from moving the
commerce of the city. What is meant by
restraint of trade is well defined by C. J.
Savage in the People vs. Fisher 14, Wen
dell, p. IS. He says: 'The mechanic is not
obliged by law to labor for any particular
price. He may say that he will not make
coarse boots for less than $1 per pair, but
he has no right to say that no other me
chanic shall make them for less. Should
the journeymen bakers refuse to work un
less for enormous wages, which the master
bankers could notafiord to pay. and should
they compel all journeymen in a city to
stop work the whole popnlation must be
Where the Statute Was Violated.
" 'So of journeymen tailors or mechanics
of any description. Such combinations
would be productive of derangement and
conf usion.wbich certainlymust bt$njurious
to trade.' It is the successful effort of the
combination of the defendants to intimi
date and overawe others who were at work
conducting or carrying on the commerce
of the country in which the court finds
their error and their violation of the stat
ute. One of the intended results of their
combined action was the forced stagnation
of all the cammerce which flowed through
The Street Car Strike Fizzles.
The street car strike on the Carrollton
line fizzled completely yesterday and the
cars are running without interruption.
The union men saw that they were being
shut out and the strike was declared off.
When the men applied for their old jobs
only those who had formerly been mule
drivers were taken back.
upon tne auvice 01 me ASnieys. 11 was
also discovered that there are only three
members of the order who are employed
on the Ann Arbor road. It is unlikely,
therefore, that the strike will extend to the
We Have the Votes."
Thomas W, Harper, counsel for the en
engineecs, arrived here Satu rday. He said:
"I am glad this question has been raised.
No matter what the result may be we
shall come out on top. If we are wrong
and the court should make the injunction
permanent there is' but course left to us.
Congress made the laws and. congres can
amend them. The railroad companies
have the stuff, but we have the votes, and
the votes are the necessary to make the
Scheme Against the Key-Pounders.
General Superintendent Corbett, of the
Western Union Telegraph company,
dropped into the city Saturday very quietly.
He had all the commercial telegraphers in
the service here called before him and,
after some questioning, submitted an affi
davit to them for their signatures, which
required them to say they did not belong
to any secret telegraphers' association,
never had so belonged, never would while
in the company's employ, and in case they
did belong to one would withdraw at once.
He did not say what the penalty would be
if they refused. Not one of the men would
sign the affidavit. Thoy expect that the
company is trying to get those who are dis
satisfied to strike and then apply the same
legal treatment to the case that has been
administered in the Ann Arbor cases.
Some New York Opinions.
New Youk, March 2". The decision of
United States Judge E. C. Billings touch
ing the late general strike in New Orleans,
in which he declares general strikes to be
illegal if in any respect they restrain the
freedom of commerce, befogged labor lead
ers yesterday and set lawyers to thinking.
Few lawyers who were seen were willing
to discuss it until they think it over. Col
onel Robert U. Ingersoll said: "As a gen
eral rule men have a right to quit work,
but not to prevent by force or intimidation
others from taking their places." Henry
George said: "This is but another at
tempt to bind down the ocean with pack
thread. The strike at the bottom rests
upon the individual right to work or not
Jo work, and for our courts to attempt
more than to prevent violence or threats of
violence is to enter on untenable or dan
' Trouble in the Clothing Trade.
NEW York, March 27. The lockout of
the clothing cutters by the Clothing Man
ufacturers' association went into full effect
Saturday afternoon. Among other things
it was followed by a strike of 850 examin
ers and spongers. Knights or non-union
men will be employed indiscriminately, as
there will be no strike. Twenty-nine firms
locked their men out. It was reported
that Schiff & Co.. 20 West Third street, re
fused to lock out the men, though they
belonged to the association, and paid the
2,500 forfeit imposed in such cases.
Lone Strike in the Mines Ended.
Pittsbckg, March 27. Seven thousand
miners will return to work today, ending
the longest and most stubbornly contested
strike among the coal miners in the Mo
nongahela valley, if not in Pennsylvania.
It is a victory for the operators. They
wanted to reduce the mining rate from 3J4'
cents a bushel to 3 cents, at which the
miners struck. They now have to go back
at the reduced rate.
JOHN M. CLAYTON'S MURDER.
LABOR MATTERS AT TOLEDO.
Everything Quiet and No Leaders Vet Ar
Toledo, March 27. The strike situation
last night was the quietest it has been
since it started. None of the great labor
leaders had arrived, although Chiefs Ar
thur and Sargant and President Gompers
were expected on every train. The order of
railway conductors held a meeting in the
afternoon to take whatever action might
be necessary regarding the report that Con
ductor Kenshaw was discharged from the
company's service without sufficient or
just cause. It was found that he was not a
member of the order, having made applica
tion some time ago and then withdrawn it
An Alleged Participant Declines to Say if
He Was Hired.
Bltte, Mont., March 2V. Frank Hickey,
the man held here charged with the mur
der of Colonel John M. Clayton, of Ar
kanas, was released from custody a few
days ago after a long trial on a charge of
being the assassin of Policeman W, F. Jor
dan, of this city, last June. The principal
witness against him was AV. H. Burk
hardt, who is also a very important wit
ness in the Clayton case. On the assur
ance that he would not.be molested the
latter confessed his share in the transac
tion. The Story Briefly Told.
He said that he, with Hickey and two
other men, whose names are in the officers'
possession, engaged a team at a town a
short distance from Plummerville, where
Clayton lived, and drove to Clayton's resi
dence. Burkhardt drove the team, while
Hickey and the two other men were dele
gated to kill Clayton. They accomplished
their mission all right, but whether they
were hired to commit the murder he would
Disposition of the Weapons.
Burkhardt gave the names of the men
from whom the team was secured,' and
also all the minute particulars of the af
fair. He stated that the revolvers with
which the murder was accomplished were
cached in a certain place near the roadway
several miles from Clayton's residence.
One of the revolvers was retained by
Hickey and sold by him to a conductor.
NIPPED IT IN THE BUD.
A Train Robbery That Would Have
ST. Louis, March 27. Confined in the
cells at the Four Courts are four men and
a woman, the principals in a most daring
and complete train robbing conspiracy..
There are J. F. Gosney, alias Lowe, alias
Huntington, alias Itoland; II. Gehner,
alias Lutz, alias Kindergarten;" Clark
Goodwin, alias Charley; John Reed, and
Minnie Myers, alias Lowe. Robert Weath
erford, alias Leach, the fifth man, escaped
from the city. Chief Desmond received
the first information of the plot Friday
morning in the shape of a message which
conveyed word that a scheme was on foot
to loot ope of the outgoing trains Saturday
night on the Missouri Pacific
Masks and Dynamite Captured.
Seventy patrolmen in plain clothes ar
rested the gang before they had an oppor
tunity to put their plan into execution. In
the rooms of Minnie Myers in a disorderly
house were found the masks the men were
to have worn, together with three sticks of
dynamite and fuses and percussion caps.
Gosney, Lutz and Goodwin said the scheme
was to rob the Saturday night train on the
Missouri Pacific, which takes out $70,000
every Saturday night. If successful their
ope rati jus were to be continued on a large
a ne Minnesota senate Has appropriated
150,000 to prosecute the coal combine.
Governor Northen, of Georgia, is said : to
contemplate dropping politics and becom
ing a Christian missionary.
Ridge way Griffith, the well-known turf
man of New York, has succeeded to mi;
estate in England and is now the Marquis'
of Drogheda. - - -
Rev. Iam Small vigorously denies that
he is parading a Georgia village with a
pocket full of "guns." He says he hasn't
gone around since he was born.
The supreme court of Missouri has hand
ed down a decision making Ht illegal for
miners, lumbermen, and other employers
of labor to compel their men to take their
pay through the medium of "truck stores."
Julia Force, of Atlanta, who murdered
her two sisters some time ago, is dying in
jad in spite of every attention given her
by her brothers, whom she refuses to see.
The Commercial National bank of Nash
ville, has suspended. The cause of the sus
pension was the failure two days ago of
Dobbins & Dazey. It is believed the de
positors will lose nothing.
The navy department is thinking of hav
ing the "white squadron" painted black,
as white i.s too much trouble to keep look
ing well for war ships.
Somebody in the Minnesota legislature
has introduced a bill to compel Chinese to
wear their "shirts" inside their "pants."
William Peterson, a miller of Chicago,
while on a visit to . a Louisville relative
went to the cemetery there and kneeling
by the graves of four of his children shot
himself dead. Insane probably.
The Chicago base ball club has left for
the south to begin the preliminary work of
Ex-Representative R. W. Dunham, . of
Chicago, has filed a bill for divorce, alleg
ing scriptural grounds.
The regis ti at ion of women in Kansas for
the electious April 4 is very large in some
places more have registered than men.
it is said at wasmngton tlfat Judge
Allen B. Morse, of Michigan, will be ap
pointed consul to Glasgow an exceedingly
fat plum. .
When Peter Kiolbassa, of Chicago, call
ed on the president as the representative
of the Poles of the Windy City, to ask that
the Russian extradition treaty be sent into
innocuous desuetude Cleveland told him
that the "people can safely trust us."
Judge Julius J. Dubose has been im
peached by tne Tennessee house. He is
charged with trying to extort favors from
women whose husbands were in jail, and
generally corrupt practices.
Jule Gunter, one of the largest and
wealthiest ranchmen in Texas, will send
to the World's fair a Poland China hog
which he claims is the largest in the world.
It is 4 years old and weighs 1,520 pounds.
W. D. Porter, a grandson of Admiral
Porter, has asked the president for an of
fice pf any kind, which he pledges him
self not to hold longer than two hours.
He wants the honor, not the emoluments.
The manager of the Marquette Eu
ropean hotel at Chicago insisted on the
ejection of a woman and her baby only
twelve days old, endangering the lives of
both, because he had trouble with the
husband, who has now sued the hotel man
for 100,000 damages.
Wandering Arouoa iMmentca.
COLCMBCS, Ind., March 27. Mrs. C.
Miller, aged 76, whose husband was a
prominent minister for years at Elk Point.
S. D., arrived here Friday and was found
wandering around the city in a demented '.
condition. She was sent to her son's at
Wrestling Match at Indianapolis.
iKDiANAroLis, March 27. Mclnerny wop.
the catch-as-catch-can wrestling match,
with Scheller Saturday night, gaining the
first and third falls. It was a pretty con
test, but some of.the latter's friends claim
that it was won by foul means.
Incumbents Can Serve Their Time.
Washington, March 27. The president
and cabinet have formally decided that all
presidential appointees will be allowed to
serve until their commissions expire unless
there should be good and sufficient reasons
for making uther appointments.
The Lral Market.
llay TimothT. fH.00; npl uid l!I0Il ; SlOUgb
19.00: haled, f 10.00 11 .CO.
Butter Fair to choice, S0J2t ; creamery, ifc
Ecz Preb, 1 1315.
Poultry Chickens, 12'jc; turkeys 1SJ
dnckt. 1-j4c; geese. 10c.
,-. v - rariT axo vbsbtablss.
Apple? f 4 00 nerhhl.'
Onions f4. U) per bbl
Tnrnips iPc per bu.
1.1V B STUCK,
Catt!c Bntchors pay or corn fed steer
4HHc; cows and netful. UsCWc; cahvei
ii it it
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PRICE" 0FJ3THER BRANDS
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