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ROCK ISLAND. TUESDAY, APBIL 11, 1893.
Single Oejtfes Otar
Per WessX Ift
AND SO ARE WE,
With the grandest stock in the three cities.
Children's Knee Pants for 7 cents.
Children's Suits for 49 cents.
Men's black Half Hose, two for 25 cents.
Alpine Hats worth $2.50 for $1.39.
Jersey Suits, $1.98.
The above goods are all entirely new this season.
Yillagecof Milan, Rock Island County, Illinois,
April 18th, 1893.
PEOPLES TICKET. LJCITIZENS TICKET.
For Trcsidcnt of Trustees,
' For Trustees,
SAMUEL R. DAXON.
CHARLES W. THACHER.
HENRY C. BLOOMFIELD.
ALEXANDER B. BROWN.
For Village Clerk,
WILLIAM A. FITZSIMMONS.
For Fresident of Trustees,
ALEXANDER B. BROWN.
PI FRANK G. WHITE.
fl NODA WILLHITE.
- JOSEPH B. HAISLIP.
fl JOSEPH FITZ PATRICK.
For Village Clerk,
f"l ROBERT B. OLMSTED.
's Artistic Tailoring.
The Fashionable Fabrics for Spring and Summer have
J. B. Z3
iLiand leave your order.
r SfAB Block Offobxtx Hajlpxb Houbk
IV. TREFZ & CO.
201 1 Fourth Av-nue,
' BtrfceofcHr Old Suae,
GO BACK TO WORK
The Order to the Strikers at the
LABOE LEADERS SIGN A DOCUMENT
Which W Jrkbly End the Trouble for
Good Calient Points of the Agreement
A WfBk-Ont That Cost Twenty-Four
Bonn ( I'lriiitM Time for All Bands
and Failed in It Principal Object
United States Senators Talk of the De
cisions of Hiclts, Tart, and Sneers.
CHICAGO, April 11. The strike of about
6,000 men of all trades at the World's fair
grounds yesterday was amicably settled
last night at a meeting of the council of
administration with the executive commit
tee of the Building Trades Council. The
whole trouble is settled as far as the expo
sition company is concerned, but there are
several Contractors on the grounds who
must sign the agreement before their men
will return to work. There are 2,000 men
who will not return to work on this ac
count unless a committee appointed to see
the contractors shall make a satisfactory
Net Result of the Dim cult 7.
The result of the strike was the loss of
one day's work to the men, the securing of
free tickets for walking delegates and
twenty-four hours' loss of time In 00m-
pleting the fair at a time when every min- ,
ute is precious. It is virtually a hack-
down on the part of the labor leaders, who (
were compelled to admit that the question
of employing non-union men was settled
finally two years ago. Four thousand five
hundred workmen obeyed the orders of the
Building Trades' Council to strike and
about 1JX0 ignored the orders. There was
no violence offered the men who refused to
leave their work at the grounds except in
one Instance. The delegates confined them
selves to making speeches which were lis
tened to by large crowds of the striking
men. " ,
An Incipient Riot Quelled.
During the early part of the morning a
halfdsaen delegates entered the grounds
and started to make a tour of: the build
ings. Daring the trip their numbers were
augmented until there was a ' geodly pro
cession of the men. They cam upon a
small party of non-union men and asked
them tof quit work and join the union.
This the men refused to do, and an incipi
ent row resulted. Word was sent to police
headquarters that a riot was going oa, and
a company of Columbian guards was sent
on the double quick to the scene of disor
der. Upon arrival at the seat of trouble a
few prods of the guards' short swords
drove the delegates into a panic, and they
were quickly piled into the patrol wagons
which followed the guards and escorted
from the grounds.
the Grounds of Firebrands.
mm reported - to Mr. Burn-.
ave prompt orders tnat an aeie-
nd interfering with workmen or
trying to induce them to quit work'should
be pnt off the grounds. This order was
strictly enforced and the patrol wagons
were kept busy during the greater part of
the morning,' This timely order by the
director of works prevented any more
trouble inside the grounds during the re
mainder of the day. Outside the fence
along Stony Island avenue there was some
troublf during the morning. The strikers
had congregated here in large numbers
and began making threats, but the Colum
bian gnard was summoned and dispersed
them. They then put in their time shaking
their fists at the guards.
A I'nlon Man Whose "m Was Dennis.
There was only one man injured during
the day. His name is Dennis Ileal y. He
is a carpenter and worked on the mines
and mining building and went out when
ordered by the delegates. Though a good
union man Dennis saw the folly of striking
and gave vent to his feelings in strong lan
guage. He denounced the whole affair as
a piece of foolishness. This was heard by
a union delegate who was of a different
mind. The latter emphasized his remarks
with a big piece of wood, knocking Healy
down. The laborer would have been
roughly handled had not the Columbian
guards come to his rescue. As it was he
was rendered unconscious and was carried
inside the grounds and cared for. His as
sailant was arrested
any lnterrere wren tne progress ot the work.
Final Paragraph in Full.
The final paragraph of the agreement
reads as follows: "That the concessions
made in and by the foregoing resolutions
are to made with the distinct understand
ing that they shall be accepted by said ex
ecutive committee of the building trades
as a full settlement and final solution of
the present controversy; that the men who
have-gone out on strike shall return to
work at once, and that the provisions and
stipulations of said resolutions shall con
tinue in force and be operative during the
whole period of the exposition. The above
preamble and resolutions having been
adopted and presented to us we
do, on behalf of the executive committee of
the Building Trades Council, fully accept
and agree to observe the same, as witness
Wind-Up of the Meeting.
The signers are: A. P. Russell, J. Bi
Coggswell, William J. Stewart, George
W. Geary, Frank Farrell. Edward F.
Hughes and W. T. Sherman, executive
committee of the Building Trades, Assem
bly. The strike was then declared off, and
President Russell promised that the men
should return to work as if nothing had
happened. The meeting broke up in a
very friendly manner, the delegates shak
ing hands with President Higinbotham
and Director of Works Burnham.
STATESMEN DISCUSS LABOR EVENTS.
THE MEETING AND AGREEMENT.
Burnham Frovrs That No Prescription
Was the Accepted Rule.
The session of the two committees was a
long one and both sides of the trouble
were thoroughly discussed. Director
of Works Burnham proved to President
Russeli. of the Buuding Trades' Council,
that the building trades had agreed when
work on toe fair had commenced that un
ion and non-union men should work to
gether without discrimination.'! was
this question of hiring non-union men
that was the real cause ot the strike. Pres
ident Russell finally acknowledged that in
that one particular the building trades
were in the wrong.
Articles of Agreement.
document was then drawn up and
signed by the labor leaders, but not by the
exposition company that organization
having held all along that it is not in any
proper sense a party to such contracts, as
It is not a regular employer of labor. The
document strangely omits any reference to
the real cause of the strike, andy Impli
cation puts the burden of discrimination
against union men on the council of ad
ministration. It says that it has been
alleged that the council has discriminated
against union men, and that such allega
tion (if well founded) suggests a condition
contrary- to the purposes and views of said
No Discrimination Against Union Men.
. It is therefore agreed that in employing
men to work under the direct supervision
of the World's fair managers union labor
shall have equal consideration with non
union labor; that the strikers shall not be
refused employment for striking at this
time; that to every union laborer there
shall be paid at least the minimum union
rate of wages for the trade in which be is
employed; that authorised representatives
of the different trades shall be entitled to
free admission to the grounds with the
1 right to confer with, the workmen, provid
ed that such conference shall notmateri-
Recent Decisions Provide the Subject of a
Washington, April 11. The labor ques
tion came up in the senate yesterday and a
long debate ensued. A resolution was in
troduced for a committee to inquire into
the situation raised by the interstate com
merce law in connection with the trade
over the Canadian-American boundary and
also concerning the relation between com
mon carriers and their employes. Peffer
wanted the resolution passed and hoped
that thevnatter would be handled without
gloves. ' He said that it would be found by
workmen that J udge Ricks' decision was a
good one for them.
Gorman Gets Into the Talk.
Later another investigating resolution
was offered regarding Indian affairs and
Sherman objected, saying that one investi
gation had already been ordered that there
was little use for and the expense of those
junkets was too much for the value they
were. Gorman said that much of Sher
man's remarks was true, but this investi
gation of the relations of employer and
employe under the interstate commerce
law was important and necessary. It af
fected millions and hundreds of millions of
invested capital. One question was
whether it was possible to make provision
by law to enable a railroad company to
protect themselves in the matter of freight
charges without doing injustice to com
munities and individuals. Senators were
only, he said, on the threshold of that in
vestigation. Doesn't Like the Ricks Opinion.
Another matter to be inquired into was
the recent decisions of United States judges,
and whether, in view of the interstate com
merce law and of the anti-trust law, judges
had a right to determine not only what a
railroad employe should do, but what he
should not do. Those decisions were the
first great steps on the part of the judiciary
to make serfs of the men who were em
ployed by railroad corporations. If the
law warranted those decisions (and possi
bly it did) then that law ought to be mod
ified or repealed. He did not believe that
the American people would ever submit to
any branch of the government (whether
Judiciary or legislative) putting such
impositions upon them as were put in the
recent judicial decisions.
The Way It Looks to Piatt.
Piatt said that he had not yet seen in the
decision referred to anything that looked
like usurpation of power by the courts, or
that looked like degrading the working
men of the country to the condition of
serfs. He believed thtt the employes of
railroads had no more right to engage in
discriminations on commerce than their
employers had. And he did not believe
that there was anything either in the in
terstate commerce act or in the anti-trust
act that was not an affirmation of well
considered and well established common
A TOO PREVIOUS NEWSPAPER.
vnougnt tnat tne senate ougnt nrt Tco
clear its own skirts, and ought to see fb it
that no law remained on the Statute; books
which punished an individual laborer' tor
leaving the employment of. a corporation
whenever he chose to do so. That law said
in plain terms that an engineer could not,
alone and in an orderly way; sever his con
nection with a corporation. . ' : . .
Returns to Plague the Inventory "
Hoar remarked that-eheahti-trust law
simply extended to the commerce of the
United. States the principles-, common
law. so that he was Quite certain that no
I such doctrine as that apprehended by the
: senator from Maryland would.be warrant-
ed by that law. It was a- mere'extension
1 of the common law in nvnH an mmhtnit.
tions in restraint of trade in United States
commerce. The interstate commerce law
was a different one. That was a new piece
of machinery, and he had no doubt that it
contained a good deal that would at some
day "return to plague the inventor." -
Senator Vilas Hears the Sad News,
Madison, Wis., April 11. Senator Vilas,
whose daughter died suddenly one week
ago yesterday, telegraphed home last even
ing that he had just heard the news and
had at once started north. He was at
Punta Rassa, Fla., where he had just
landed after a fishing excursion in the Gulf
Is an "Offensive Partisan.
Augusta, Me., April.ll. Colonel Charles
B. Morton has filed charges of "offensive
partisanship" against Postmaster Stinson,
representing that he presided at a ItepuD
lican caucus, edited a Republican paper,
and performed other offensive acta. -
Doing Good for Kvil.
St. Petersburg, April 11. The widow
of the murdered mayor of Moscow has
given 300,00u roubles to build and endow
an asylum for the insane in. that city.
Test Thinks Headlines Misleading Voor
hees Mistrusts the Courts.
Vest thought it unfortunate that this
matter should have come up for discus
sion because it was necessarily in the na
ture of ex parte criticism. Every lawyer
knew how unsafe it was to take newspaper
statements of judicial decisions. He had,
for instance, bem startled to gee io the
Washington Post thai a great revolution
had taken place. The article was headed:
"A Great Triumph fprthe Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers," na the imfresslon
was conveyed tu the article that Judge
Speers, of Georgia, had decided that tfie
regulations of the association of locomotive
engineers were to be recognized hereafter
by the federal judiciary.
Ye HeadHner Ran Off Te Track.
On reading the text of Judge Speers'
decision he had found that the text did not
at all bear out the heading and Judge
Speers had only affirmed what every lawyer
knew to be the common law. He had de
cided that any contract ox regulation in re
straint of the commerce of the United
States was absolutely void; that any en
gineer had a right to give up his employ
ment; but that when the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers. or any other associa-
rlson or corporation undertook to make a
rule, and to enforce it in restraint 01 com
merce, that rule was absolutely void. There
was nothing startling or revolutionary in
Law Too Strong for Toorbees.
Voorhees said that he was satisfied that
the interstate commerce act went further
than any one supposed it did at the time
of its passage. He had read Judges Speers'
decision. He thought, however that the
fault was in the law, and perhaps in the
willingness and eagerness of federal judges
to construe the law in favor of corporate
power and against the labor of the coun
try. The most dangerous question that
the country was facing today was the en
croachment of corporate power, of colos
sal wealth against those who were helpless
in its power.
Wants the Act ModiBed.
He heartily responded to the sentiment I
of the senator from Maryland as to the I
grasping power of the federal judiciary.
LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, April 10.
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade today: Wheat April, opened
TVHc closed 81V4c; May, opened P194.Clooed 83fc
July, opened 7BJ4c closed 7Wto. Oora April,
opened sOfte, closed QMr-i May, opened 41 He,
closed Ugc; July, opened 44y closed Csc
Oats Hay, opened aOHtc, closed S9So; June,
opened acc closed 30c; July, opened 29Kc,
closed HcPork May. opened $1. B7H. "dosed
$lfX55; July, opened $17.05. closed v $1144;
September, opened 17.32). dosed tlrLOS).
Lard May. opened $10.05. closed f
Live Stock: The prices at the Union
Stock yards today ranged ' as ' follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day 17,000;
quality fair: left over about ; market
opened active and So higher on beet nodes:
sales ranged at 4.U3.6.9U pigs, $B.T6ATJ
light, t6.7S6.e5 rough packing. (A. 8007,40
mixed, and J7.00i27.tt heavy packing and
shipping lots. - J. t
1 Cattle Estimated receipts for the day
15.000; quality fain ; market fairly ac
tive on local and . shipping account
and prices were well mainlined; quota
tions ranged at $5.40A.10 shipping steers,
S4.5O34.00 fair to good, $3.753446 aommon to
medium do, 93.60Q4.15 butchers steers, 92.70Q
8.0) stookers. $3.&j4.S0 feeders, fL7a3.40
cows. S&09&4.1U helfersJK $XJS bulls
$2.404.40 Texas steers, snflHiii.i.ITi veal
ca3vear ' ' v
Sheep Estimated recefptrfMthesfay 12,000;
quality fair; market rather active and prices
unchanged: quotations ranged at $4.0053o
per 100 lbs westerns.' $3.50xM natives, and
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 29c per -lb;
fancy dairy, 38337; packing stook, l314c
Eggs Fresn stock, 14Hc-per doc Dressed
Poultry Chickens. 12H&13cjper lb; turkeys,
la&l&c; ducks. llttlZc: ' geeee, $5.0008.00
per doz. Pot itoes Burbanks, per bush
el; Hebrona, 3&75c per bushel; Peerless.
72c; Rose. 711375c Street Potatoes Fair to
choice, $3.754.50 per barrel.. Apples Com
mon stock. f!.002.2) per barrel; fair to good,
$&5te3.00; f-iicy, $&2S. Honey White clover
in 1-lb sections, lT(3,16c per lb; broken comb,
10c; dark comb, good condition :l914c; ex
tracted, &38c per lb.
New York. April 10.
Wheat May. 77J678 316c; June, c
July, 70563 80-Hc; September, Mc; December.
Sic Rye Quiet and steady; western, WO
63c Barley Firm and dolU western, 60A75c
Corn No. 2 firm and quiet; May. 48H&4lc;
July, 4Saelc; steamer mixed, 60c; Ko. 2,
61H352Hic Oats Quiet and steady; May.
3-335 1-lftc: June, 3.V-c: July. 35Htc: state, 36
47c; western. 36347c l'ork Finn and in
active; old mess, $17.75. Lard Qaiet and
nominal; steam rendered. $10.50. -
The Loral Market. --
Hay Timothy. $H.O0: upland. flUQll dslouEfc
$9.00; baled. $10.0011.00.
Batter Fsir to choice, 2022t ; creasttry,'26c
Eggs Frc-ta. 1431.
Poultry Chicken, 12c; torkeya. 1234
ducks, lSc; geeee, 10c.
rariT a its vsesTastas.
Applet $4.00 peibklj .
Onions $4 .to per bbl.
Tsrnips 80c per bo. . , v
Cattle Botchers psy for oora fedf -. steers
434ttc: cowf nd teifci, 4C3C! calves
Hogs-TCTC - .
Sheep Itjec. T
PUREST ADD MSL
HALVES,! 0 .QUAnT3.5$.
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