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ROCK ISLAND. TUESDAY, APRIL 4. 1893.
W e will show you this season more N ew
Goods than all the other Clothing houses
combined. Its a pleasure to trade with the
London for you have the stock to select
Tii- Fashionable Fabrics for
-all aiid leave your order.
I iu Block Opposite Harper Housk:
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
Analytic anil Dispensing Fliaraacist
Is tow located in bis new building at the corner of Fifthjaveuue
and Twenty-third street.
V. LI. HILL. PH. Gr.
Cor. Fourth ave., and Twenty-third street.
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
.1131 1133 Feurth .venue. Residence 1119 raurth .venue.
.'ssndipeclnwuon.fnrnlstaed on all classes o work; also agent for Wilier , pate nt.inii
jtdine Blinds, something new, stylish and de.ir.ble.
Sprint; and Summer have
1803 Second Avenue.
ROCK ISLAND ILL
W. TREFZj& CO.
2011 Fourth Avenue,
liirKao feld' Old iMand.
Jofcm Voile 5c Co..
Saab Doom Blinds, (Siding, Flooring,
!! alt kind, of woodJworK forionllder.
icnteeatn ot. oat. Third aod Koana .res.
LAW FOR WORKMEN i
As It Is Interpreted by Judges
Ricks and Taft.
THE BOYCOTT DECLARED ILLEGAL.
Hen Have a Right to Quit Work, bat Not
to Combine to Injure Other, or Force n
Violation of Statute Substance of Two (
Important Decision. Arthur Enjoined, j
bat All the Other Men Acquitted Except ;
One Bmmiii for Thl. Action Opinion.
of Labor Leiden. I
Toledo, O., April 4. Yesterday morn-
ing in the United States circuit court
Judge Ricks rendered bis own decision in
the case of the Lake Shore engineers and
firemen who refused to handle Ann Arbor
freight, and read Judge Taft's decision in
the injunction case of the Ann Arbor rail- .
road, wherein an injunction is
asked against Chief Arthur, of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers,
restraining him from issuing,
promulgating or continuing in force any
rule of the brotherhood which shall require
or command any employes of the various
connecting lines to boycott the Ann Arbor
Statement of the Cum.
In substance the decision in the latter
case is as follows: A temporary restrain
ing order was issued by Judge Taft
agatnst Chief Arthur. A hearing has
since been had and the question now is
whether on the evidence produced the or
dershall be continued in force until the
final decision in the case. It is charged
that Arthur, as chief of the brotherhood,
exercises controlling influence upon its
members in all matters and that one of its
rules requires All its members in the em
ploy of any railway company, whenever
an order to that effect shall be given by
said chief officer, to refuse to receive,
handle or carry cars of freight from any
other railroad company whose employes,
member of the said association, have
engaged in a strike.
The Law in the Matter.
It is also charged that this rule is In di
rect contravention of the interstate com
merce law. The judge then says: "The
bill invokes the chancery powers of this
court to protect the complainant in righ ts
which it claims under the act of congress
passed Feb. 4, 1887, known as the inter
State commerce act and an act amending
it passed March!!, 1&9. These acts were
passed by congress in the exercise of the
power conferred on it by the federal con
stitution, 'to regulate commerce with for
eign nations, among the several states and
with the Indian tribes.' Counsel for de
fendant, Arthur, . contend that the inter
state commerce law and its amendments
are only declaratory of the common law,
which gave the same rights to complainant,
and that therefore this is not a case of fed
Fixing the Trouble on Arthur.
Judge Taft then outlines the organiza
tion and objects of the brotherhood and
says that the grand chief has large judicial
and executive powers. He is the ultimate
authority always called in to adjust differ
ences between members and their employ
ers, and he is one to whom appeals are
made to settle disputes arising between
members and subdivisions. He is also the
head of the insurance company. Judie
Taft then runs over the happenings during
the strike, stating that Arthur sent tele
crams to eleven chairmen of the general
adjustment committees on as many differ- j
ent. railroads notifying them that a leiral j
strike was ou and to obey the laws of the
Jirflnilinn ola Lrgal Strikr. j
The juJsie then says: "A leal strike,
in brot liermiou parlance, means one
consented to by the grand chief.
His consent is necessary under the rules of
the order to enable the men, thus out of
employment, to the three months' pay al
lowed to striking members. Arthur ad
mits that the particular law to which he
referred in his dispatch was one adopted
by the brotherhood at Denver three years
ago. but which is not .published in the
printed copy of the constitution and by
laws." He then quotes rule 13, and says
that the violation of obligation by an en
gineer is the highest offense of which a
member can be guilty. He declares that
this rule makes the brotherhood a con
spiracy against the laws of the country.
The Interstate Commerce Liv.
"Section 10 of the interstate commerce
law is then quoted. It involves in misde
meanor not only the officials of the com.
pany who shall omit to do or refused to
do or permit anything to interfere with
acts necessary to the forwarding of freight
but any person acting for or employed
by the company. The judge says on (his
point: "Under this section it will be seen
that the engineers of the defendant com
panies, refusing to handle interstate
freight of complainant, are guilty of a
misdemeanor and subject to criminal
Bow He Work, in the Chief.
Section 10 in terms subjects to punish
ment only the common carrier company
and its employes, but it is quite clear that
any one, though neither a common carrier
nor an employe, aiding or abetting or pro
curing the common carrier or its employes
to violate the section, would be punishable
under it as a principal. All persons com
bining to carry out rule 12 of the brother
hood against the complainant compaay, if
any one of them does an act in furtherance
of the combination, are punishable under
the foregoing section. This is true, because,
as already shown, the object of the con
spiracy is to induce, procure and compel
defendant companies and their employes
to refuse equal facilities to the complainant
company for the interchange of interstate
Willful, Wrongful and. Criminal.
"In closing allusion should be made to
that part of the original restraining order
herein which compelled Arthur to rescind
the direction he had already given for the
enforcement of rule 13. There was abso
lutely no way of ascertaining the status
quo between the parties (which is the prop
er office of a preliminary injunction), but
by compelling at once a recision of Ar
thur's act. The present was an extreme
case. The injury threatened was willful,
wrongful and criminal, and a mandate,
though not a frequent remedy, waa nec
essary, and could by no possibility under
the circumstances work injury to any
RICKS' JUDGMENT ON THE MEN.
He Say. That They Cannot Always Quit
Work When They Please.
Judge Ricks' decision in the case of the
Lake Shore men was briefly as follows:
"This suit was instituted by the Ann
Arbor Railroad company to compel the
Lake Shore and other railroads to handle
Its business known as interstate freight.
The interstate commerce law made ft man
datory upon connecting railroads to re
ceive and deliver passengers and freight,
and to afford equal facilities for the inter
change of traffic. Corporations can act
only through their officers, agents and ser
vants, so that the mandatory provisions of
the law which apply to the corporation
apply with eqnal force to its officers and
The Unprecedented Happen..
"The authority of the court to issue such
an order has been questioned, but it
rests on well-established principles. It is
said the orders issued in this case are
without precedent. Every just order or
rule known to equity courts was born of
some emergency to meet some new condi
tions and was therefore in its time without
a precedent. If based on sound principles
and beneficial results follow their enforce
ment, affording necessary relief to the one
party without imposing illegal burdens on
the other, new remedies and unprece
pented orders are not unwelcome aids to
the chancellor to meet the constantly vary
ing demands of equitable relief.
Gave Them the Rene fit of the Doubt.
"As hereinbefore intimated, the duties of
an employe of a public corporation are
such that he cannot always choose his own
time for quitting that service." The court
then acquitted Engineers Clark, Case,
Rutger and Conley and their firemen, giv
ing them the benefit of the doubt that they
qui t with the purpose of boycotting "Ann
Arbor" freight. The judge says: "An act
when done by an Individual in the exercise
of a right may be lawful, but when done
by a number conspiring to injure or im
properly influence another may be unlaw
ful One or more employes may lawfully
quit their employer's service at win; but a
combination of a number of them to do so
for the purpose of injuring the public and
oppressing employers by unjustly subject
ing them to the power of the confederates
for extortion or for mischief is criminal."
Will Ite Let. Merciful In Future.
He thou finds James Lennon guilty of
contempt and fines him 150 and costs, and
closes as follows: "The orders made in
this case as to all the connecting roads
and their employes who have continued in
the service are still in force and it is but
just to all concerned that the court should
say that the laws and orders having now
been fully interpreted and made public any
violation thereof that may hereafter be
made will be dealt with in a spirit and
Eurpose quite different from that which
as controlled us in this case."
Why Lennon Was Convicted.
Lennon was convicted because, in Judge
Ricks' language: "He did not quit the
service of the company in fact, and did not
intend to do so, and that his pretense to do
so was a trick to evade the order of the
court. Being in the service of the com
pany when he refused to switch the Ann
Arbor car into the train at Aleris.and hav
ing then full knowledge of the terms and
meaning of the order of the court, that or
der was then in full force and commanded
him to do the very thing he refused to do.
He therefore deliberately and knowingly
violated the mandate of the court and was
guilty of contempt."
BIG STRIKE AT THE FAIR.
Vnion Carienters Dvmand Discharge of )
Chicago, April 4. Every man of the
1,500 union carpenters employed at the
World's fair grounds struck yesterday
afternoon because the fair officials refused
to discharge all non-union carpenters now
in the employ of the exposition company,
and to force all contractors at work on the
grounds to do i he same. The exposition
officials were willing to grant the advance
from oo to 40 cents an hour, which the men
demanded, but they declined to discrimi
nate, against any American citizen in the
matter of employment.
Violation of au Agreement.
At the leginning of the work on the
World's fair au agreement was made with
all the trades, including the carpenters,
which this move boldly repudiates. Di
rector of Works liurnham insists that
enough non-union men can be secured in
addition to the 300 or 400 now employed
to finish every structure in time for the
opening May 1.
VIEWS OF LABOR LEADERS.
Arthur, Gomjieri and Sargent Asked What
They Think About It.
Cleveland, April 4. P. AL Arthur,
grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Engineers, was asked yesterday what
he intended to do, in view of the fact that
the decision of the United Sates circuit
court had been against the brotherhood in
some . particulars. Arthur said: "All
right. I don't koow what we will do now.
I have not given the matter a moment's
thought. But the engineers will be all
right in any event. The court does not
seem to understand what my duties are. I
have not got such jurisdiction over the
men as the court may think. I have no
authority to order a strike. The men
settle all these matters by vote, and I mere
ly give my consent if I see fit to do so." He
had not bad time to form an opinion of the
effect of the decision.
Will Quit Work Individually.
TEBhE Hacte, Ind., April 4. Grand
Master Sargent, of the Brotherhood of Lo
comotive Firemen, stated last evening that
the decisions renderel by .Judges Ricks
and Taft in the case of the engineers at
Toledo was time wasted so far as affecting
a strike or boycott, and Judge Ricks' U de
cision that men had a right to resign will
be carried out to the letter. If the boycott
already acted on by the engineers is a
criminal conspiracy against the country
then boycotts are at an end in America.
If it applies to a company it applies to the
individual and all the railroad companies
which boycotted the Chicago and Alton re
cently by refusing to sell tickets over that
road were guilty of criminal conspiracy.
Very Mack Mixed la Ohio.
COLCMBCS, O., April 4. Elections were
held in the towns throughout this state
yesterday. lie port, show mixed results
and a division of honors.
Plot to Kill Ferdinand. ,';
Sofia, April 4. A despatch from Ber
lin states that three railway officials, and
four officers have been arrested, for having
plotted to kill Prince Ferdinand of Bul
garia. Their plan is said to have lie that
they should blow up with dynamlte'the
train that will carry him this week to
Viareggio, where he will be married . to
Princes sMarie Louise, daughter of the
dnke of Parma. No confirmation of the
despatch has been received.
t" Republican Elections In Kansas.
Topeka, Kan., April 4. Elections in
second and third class town took place in
this state yesterday. The Republicans '
nominated straight tickets generally and,
made the fight squarely against the Democratic-Populist
seem to have won very generally. The
women voted in large numbers and voted
Attack on the Sugar Trust.
New York. April 4. The World de
votes five columns to an attack on the
sugar trust. It accuses that monopoly of
robbing the people of (15,000.000 a year
and calls on Attorney General Olney to
make it his first duty to "smash this
trust.' It quotes the portions of the Dem
ocratic platform and of Cleveland's inaug
ural address in relation . to trusts and mo
nopolies and the text of the anti-trust
law passed by congress in ISM).
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago. April 3.
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade today: Wheat April, opened
74"-gc closed Tftsc; May .opened 76H. closed 77;
July, opened 73Hc, closed 73Hic. Corn April,
opened S&Mc, closed 38$o; May, opened 40&$c,
closed' 41c; July, opened 419c, closed 43c.
Oats-r-May, opened swo, closed 29X June,
opened 20c closed SOc; July, opened H
closed 28 iic Pork May, opened $18.15, closed
$15.80; Jnly, opened $16f. closed $16.96;
September, opened $16.33, closed $16. 0i Lard
May, opened $9.40, closed $9.45.
Live Stock: The' prices at the Union
Stock yards today ranged as follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day 14,000;
quality fain left over about 2,500; market
rather slow and weak; packers and shippers
backward about taking hold; prices were
10&15 cents lower; s.les ranged at $4.0013
6.40 pigs, $6.i6.50 light, $6.3008.40 rough
packing. $9.3026.70 mixed, and $4.4506.65
heayv sacking and shipping lots. ' ;
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day
16.000-. ; quality only lain market . -father
active on packing and .hipping- .account
and price, were well maintained; eU l
only moderately active and prices without
tions ranged at $5.4036.25 shipping stesrs,
$4.00(4.40 fair to good. I3.6.V&3.85 common to
medium do, $3.5004.30 butchers steers. 9$A0A
3.40 stackers. $3J04.00 feeders, $3.000. b)
cows, $a0JQ4J& heifers. $2.2503.75 boUa,
$2.4034.35 Texas steers, and $3.00Q7.25 Teal
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day 12,000;
quality fair; market rather active and price. ,
unchanged; quotations ranged at $4.00&&3S
per 100 lbs westerns, $3.50h50 natives," and
$4,503 .25 lambs.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 29o per
lb; fancy dairy, 26327; packing stock, 12C&14C
Egg. Fresh stock, 14tc per do. Dressed
Poultry Chickens, -'!-6ai3c per lb; turkeys,
13&lic: ducks, UH&l-hic: geese, $5.0006.00
per doz. Potatoes Burbanks, 756578 per bush
el: Heurons, 7JtTt75c per bushel; Peerless 7 &
72c; Rose. 70&75c Sweet Potatoes Fair to
choice, $3.7534-50 per barrel. Apples Com
mon stock. $.miTy;.2" per barrel; fair to good,
$L'.5iKIi3.0ii; fancy. $:l.25. Honey White clover
in 1-lb sections, 17S,lo per lb; broken comb,
10c: dark comb. koo1 condition UAZ$14c; ex
tracted, Clfcrtf per lb.
New York. April 3.
Wheat May. 74 15-lt0.754c: June. 75JJ7tc;
July. 70 ll-ltj,Tj. Itye .Quiet and steady:
western. Mryi'di' Barley Dull and firm;
state. UVTj.s.1; western. 00&Jc: No. 1 To
ronto, itic, I'orn-Xo. 3 steady. Cu'ftolc:
April, 41'c; May. 7?rc47!c; July. 47J.&4Sc:
steamer mixed, 4'.'lj.c. Oats No. - dull and
easier; May, i4 t4;c; western, 3746c.
l'ork Easy and quiet; new mess, $li.50.
old mess, Lard Doll and weak:
steam rendered, SHUN.
L.ve Stock: Cattle Trading slow but
steady for ail grades; poorest to best native
steers. $t.5l,C;4.70 per 10 lbs: pulls and dry
cows, Sfl.O"ij4.75. Shi;ep and Lambs Trading
very tlow. but values firm; unhorn sheep,
$4..Vit2.KJLa per ID lbs: clipped do. $5.00; un
shorn lambs, $ti.5&7.i ; clipped do, $j.UM&6.25.
Hogs Market weak; live hogs, 5.oui&.tW per '
'!..- Lorvl llnrkrl.
OKA IK, ETC.
W r.ti 71.7o.
ily Timothv. S14.00; npl tntl, fl ;i : slough
f!.00: ha'eij. S10.0rt3Il.Oi.
Rntn-r "sir to -h-'ce, a3.I2i ; creamery, 2fc
Est' Kiwh. 1I115.
I'oiilti-v ('hicker.s. 12'-Jc; turkey. . 124
duckf, 124c; geese, 10c.
FECIT AND TE6BTABLES.
. Apples $4 00 per bo1.' -
Onionx $4 . 0 per bbL
Oatt;e Butcher, pay for corn fet tie, r
424HC; cow. and oeifei, & Cai'e
PUREST AIID BEST.
, POUNDS, 20$.
HALVES, 1 0 1 .QUARTERS,,
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