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ROCK ISLAND. TUESDAY, JUNE 27. 1893.
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TRIUMPH FOE REDS
Governor Altgeld Gives Illinois
a Big Surprise.
FIELDEN, SCHWAB AND NEEBE FREE
And the Court That Convicted Their.
Condemned in Very Plain
The I'arilon (iranteri at tlie Petition of
Many CIiiengoutiH Salient Points of the
;ovcriiorN statement of lleasoini Tlie
Judge I'll juilll and tlie Iefciiriants
Not tiiven a- Fair Trial 1- a Jury
"1'acked to Convict' ISrief History of
tlie threat C:im. .
Spi:iNOTIKI.l Ills., June 27. Anarchists
Fit-Men," Ncebe, mid Schv.-nb were par
doned by (ii)Vcmor Altgeld yesterday.
Banker K. & Drcy
er, who has been
interested in tlieir
case from the start,
came down from
Chicago in the
morning, and after
securing a jinrdon y.
from tlie hands of
Governor Altneld SS;
left with them for
Joliet at noon. It
Q g I
jS 0 5 r
influ- JTDCK J. T. GABT.
fieeisive. It was not even
the case was lieinf? con
the (jovcrnor, and his
action creippd preat surprise. The
goveruor prtusred. a Ion; statement, and
gave ii to H.tlroad Cominisioin-r Cant rail
to taVe to Chichao for the jiress. The
governor seems to have acted without con
ference with or advice fioni anylKxly. The
act is his alone, appareiitly; and ire,snma
b!y he is jrej.:ir-d to meet singly and alone
the sharp criticism anddcniinciatinn which
the deed is tjonnd to bring down ui-on his
is one of tin- most remavk
history of government
actvil the attention of tlie
civilized woKd. On the night cif May 4,
1sm, an oieiair meeting was held inllay
square, Chicago, to protest re
gariling the Killing of two laboring men in
a riot which had taken place in an efTort
to introduce a rule for an eight hour day
for the laboring classes. The meeting was
attended by aVmt l.OdO persons and gool
ordi r was maintained througiiout. Ca.rt'r
Harrison-was mayor at the time and L
went around io sec "the meeting and.lateS
declared it an onlerly one. "
In the inciiitinie if was rumored that
the anarchisms were to go from the meet
ing to burn blow up sonic rjidway sta
tions, and the police was lUiduty mforce at
nil stations. .Inst before-tin; meeting ad
journed a squad of j.olice marched to thu
square, and the otlicer in charge ordered
able in t
and has ai
JC.;iV I. Al.TOI.LD.
the meeting to disperse, and as the anarch
ists in a rat her panic-struck manner began
getting away someone, now Ijelieved to
have been one Scimaubelt, who is out of
reach of United States law somewhere in
Kuropo, it ts Ix-lieved. threw a bomb into
the squad of policemen.
Its effect was terrible; a dozen or more
policemen were killed or wounded, and
others died later. The remaining police
men drew their revolvers and charged the
crowd, and the end was a regularrout, A
large number of people were arrested, and
Spies, I'arsans, Lingg, Schwab, Kielden,
Kugle, Fischer and Xeolie were indicted.
It is a fact that Albert Parsons had his
wife and two little children at the meeting
and had just left and stopped a moment in
a building a short distance away when the
bomb exploded. Believing that a man had
a right to say anything he thought in the
United States he voluntarily surrendered
himself at the beginning of the trial, when
he could easily have escaped, as the police
had no idea where he waa. '
Popular excitement was intense. The
press, pulpit and public clamor demanded
conviction and after a long and bitterly
contested trial the defendants were found
guilty. Net be received a fifteen years
sentence and the rest were to be banged.
The case jvent to the supreme court aud
was affirmed. Finally the sentences of
Schwab ad Fielden were commuted to
life sentences, Lingg blew the top of bis
bead off with a bomb in his cell and Par
sons, Fisher, Engle and Spies were hanged.
It was alleged at the time that conviction
was due to public clamor rather than to
the evidence and ever since there has been
strong element at work for the pardon
of the condemned.
WHY A PARDON GRANTED.
The Governor's Keaaons for Setting the
Three Hen Free.
Governor Altgeld'B statement accom
panying his pardon of the imprisoned an
archists contains 17.000 words. The gover
nor reviews the history of the Ilaymarket
meeting of May 4, 1S80, in detail and says
the basis qf the appeal for pardon was the
petition signed by several thousand mer-
cnants, bankers, judges, lawyers and other
prominent citizens of Chicago, which as
suming the prisoners to be guilty, stated
the belief thut the prisoners have been
punished enough, but a number of them
who have examined the case more careful
ly base the appeal on entirely different
grounds and assert
1. That the jury which tried the case
was a packed jury, selected to convict.
' 'I hat according to the law as laid
down by the supreme court loth prior to
and again since the trial of this case, the
jurors, according to their own answers,
were not competent jurors, and the trial
was therefore not a legal trial.
3. That the defendants were not proven
to be gailty of the crime charged in the in
dictment. 4. That a.i to the defendant Xeelie, the
state's attorney had declared at the close
of tlie evidencr that there was no case
against him, and yet he had been kept in
prison all these years.
5. That the trial judge was either fo
prejudiced against the defendants, or else
so determined to win the applause of a
certain class in the community that ho
could not ami did not grant a fair trial.
The governor's statement confirms the
live spccilied points in the appeal referred
to, and says that the facts tend to show
that the lHnib was thrown as an act of
personal revenge, and that the prosecution
never discovered who threw it. Speaking
of Judge (inry, he says: '-It is further
charged with much bitterness ly those
who speak for the prisoners that the record
of the case shows that the judge conducted
the trial with malicious ferocity, and
forced eight nn-n to be tried together; that
in cross-examining the state's witnesses
he confined counsel for the defense
to the specltic points touched on by
the state, while in the cross-examination
of the defendants' witnesses he permitted
the state's attorney to go into all manner
of subjects entirely foreign to the matters
on which they were examined in chief; also
that every ruling throughout the long trial
on any contest ed point was in favor of thu
"Further, that page after page of the re
cord contains insinuating remarks of the
judge, maU !n the hearing of the jury and
with the eviuent intent of bringing the
jury to his vay of thinking; that these
speeches ceiling from the court, wiire
much rno.-e damaging than any speeches
from the state's attorney could possibly
have been: th-.t the state's attorney often
took his i ;:e from the judge's remarks.
1 hat i he j::i;c's magazine article recent
ly puMUl.ed. alt hough written nearly fix
years after the trial, is yet full of venom;
Ihnt.prctcdt ing to simply reviewthecase.be
had to drag irto his art idea letter written
by an c-xc:.;.-d woman to a newspaper
after the trial was over, i-.nd which there
fore had nothing whatever to do with the
case and was put into the article simply
to creat a prejudice against the woman, as
well as against the dead and the living.
"Not content with this, it is further
charged that he in the same article makes
insinuating attack on one of the law
yers for the defense, not for anything
done at the trial, but because more than a
year after the trial, when some of the de
fendants had been hung, lie ventured to
express a few kind if erroneous senti
ments oer the graves of his dead clients,
whom he at icast believed to be innocent.
It is urged that such ferocity or subservi
ency is without a paiallel in all history;
that even Jewries in Kngland contented
himself with hanging his victims, and did
not stoop to lierate them after they were
"These charges are of a personal char
acter and while they seem to be sustained
by tko record of the trial and the papers
before nie and tend to show that the trial
was not fair, I don't care to discuss this
feature of the case any further, because it
is not necessary, faui convinced that it is
my duty to uct in this case for the reasons
al reaily given, and, therefore, grant an ab
solute pardon to Samuel Filden, Oscar
Xeelie and Michael Schwab, this Wth day
cf June, is;i:j."
THE MOVEMENT FOR PARDON.
I'rieiiilft of tlie Prisoner Have lteen Per
sistently at Work.
Ciiicaho, June 27. Practically ever since
the bomb was exploded in Desplaines
f-treet on the night of May 4, ISNi, the three
men pardoned yesterday have lecn in pri
son. A determined attempt to secure a com
mutation of the sentence was made before
the execution. It was joined in by many,
esp-cially in behalf of Parsons, who was
weil known and popular, and it lnig'-t
have, been granted if that wild fellow had
consulted to recant in his faith. Hut he
refi.sed to do so, and Governor Oglesby
was obdurate in refusing to grant a com
mutation to any one who did not weaken.
Spies, worn as his friends sny b3- long con
finement, consented to admit his error,
but Oglesby, considering him the leader,
would give him no mercy. Fielden and
Schwab made terms and their sentence
was cut down to life imprisonment.
Since that time an agitation growing in
strength and vehemence has been directed
toward the release of the prisoners. As it
grew it was joined by many men of prom
nence. Some of them sympathized with
the men in the beginning and believed
that they had lwen convicted on an ab
surdly wide construction of the law and
with an inadequate opportunity for de
fense, but tho majority of signers were
men who had been originally bitter in
their denunciation of the agitation, but
believing that anarchy in its overt acts be
ing crushed by the hanging no good came
from incarcerating these men m Joliet.
"I am exceedingly gratified, but not at
all surprised," said Captain W. P. -Black,
who was the leading counsel for the de
fense in the Anarchist trial, in speaking
about the governor's decision. "I have al
ways believed that in the interest of jus
tice those men would be pardoned. I knew
that as soon as the public conscience had
recovered its tone, and the public judg
ment its qtdlibrium, they would lie re
stored to liberty. I have only been disap
pointed in the length of time it has taken
to bring about this result."
Generally speaking the pardon of the
three men met with the favor of the city
officials who cared to express an opinion.
Mayor Harrison expressed his feelings in
the single word "good." Chief of Police
McClaughrey said he didn't lielieve either
Schwab or Fielden, whom he knew well
at Joliet, had any direct connection with
any purpose to destroy life. United States
District Attorney Milch rist said: "I am
not at all sorry to see the men liberated,
but I thiuk that full justice all around
demanded some other excuse for the par-
dorr than tnai tne- juage wasmovea oy
prejudice. This is assuming a great deal
at this late day. Personally I sympathise
with the men at Joliet, . esiiecially Xeebe,
whom I have always regarded as less
guilty than any of the others."
"His excellency, the governor, may have
had plausible reasons for pardoning
Xeebe," said Judge Urentano, "but lean
not see why the other men should be liber
ated. As to Judge Gary, 1 know him to
be the last man in the world who could be
prejudiced in a case of that character, or
any other, for that matter. I do not ap
prove of the departure Governor Altgeld
has made in passing lightly over the heads
of our most eminent jurists."
Judge Collins said: "The evidence
against the convicted was patiently heard
and carefully weighed, passed regularly
from the trial court to the highest tribun
als, and I thiuk the people are agreed that
that tus &hould have been accepted as
ISoy UiAciiihowcleU by a Cow.
I'rrrsi-.int;. Pa., June 27. Frank C.
Ludwick, the C-year-old son of F. Ludwick,
residing at 2ui High street, Allegheny, fcl
lowd his father to the stable to see a calf
which was stabled with the cow. At sight
of Mr. Ludwick and his son the cow be-
' came enraged and rushed at them. T'"
animal caught the boy on her horns, dis
emboweled him and tossed him against
the side of the stable. The boy was dead
before the doctor arrived.
Condition of Justice Itlatrliford.
Xewi-oist, H. I., June 27. Justice
Blatchford is reported to le in the same
condition as for the last three or four days.
He appears neither tolose orgain strength.
He eats little and transacts some business,
but is yet unable to hold a pen to sign his
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago. June 26
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade today: Wheat. June, opened
6etic, closed Ciu; July, oiwned tic. closed
kij4c; September, opened 0UJ6c, closed 0c.
Corn June, opened 40?c. closed 1'ao July,
opened 40c, closed 4)!ac; (September, opened
41J)5c, closed t-Jii". Oats June, opened 2!4c,
closed 25ic: July, opened closed
2l?ic; September, opened -ti!i3, closed SiGJic
Pork June, opened , clo-sed ; July,
opened 51SJ.5H, closed S18.!W; September,
opened S--O.10, closed SlW.t'J. Lard June,
opened S.t.i, closed $J.5-.
Live Stock: The prices at the Union
Stocks yards today ranged as follows:
ll(rs Estimated receipts for the day 38,000;
quality pood : left over 1.5ou; market opened
active, and weaker early and steadier later;
packers purchased about S.'MI in the west;
packers and shi; jk-ts botli buyiug; prices
closed X)ii'Sc lowo ; sales ranired at $l.?i&a.05
pU.-s.S.j.yuiitJ-i.'J lib'ht, S.j.Wi.'ij.vorouhpackinp,
f-j.biiUj.L'o mixed, and ii.y.ji0.1 heavy pack
ing and shipping lots.
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day
1LW; quality only fair; market fairly active
aud 5ile lower; quotations ranged at $5.25
(&5.55 choice to extra chipping steers,
S4.&I 5.13 good to choice do., f4.10
34-50 fair to cood, S3 b5(J4. S5 common
to medium do, $3.si3l.iM butchers eteers,
5.503.0tstockers. S3.B4.40 feeders, Sl.Vi
3.60 cows, heifers, f2.5U&4.U) bulls,
C2.5031.ju Texas bteers, and $3.ou&6.00 veal
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day 13,000;
quality fair; market fairly active and prices
steady; quotations ranged at 53.7354.711 per
lb -westerns, f.'.l.ai Texas, S2.50
6.25 natives, $l.uu 8.00 lambs and spring lambs
at S3.5U&0.UO per jou lbs.
Produce: Butter- Fancy creamery, 19&19o
per lb; fancy dairy, lG&lic; packing stock. lSift
1'Hc. Eggs Fresh northern stock, ;2il3o per
uoz. Live poultry Spring chickens, lfck&l9c
per lb: hens, Hfcjc; turkeys, tie; ducks, 8c;
geese, S3. 000,5.00 per doz. Potatoes ".Viscon
sin Burbanks, 7o,75o per bu; Michigan, 65
0c; Uebrons, OLX&ttc; Peerless, 60&65c; mixed
stock. Ote. New potatoes $1.25 per H-ba
sacks; Mobilo, $3.2-($3.50 per bbl. Apples
Fair to good, &.?5&3.0U per bbl; choice to
fancy, $3.75d4.5o. liuney White clover in
1-lb sections, 1718c; broken comb, 10c; dark
comb, good condition, 10y,14c; extracted. 637c
New Yohk, June 20.
Wheat July, ;i"sU72lc; August, UWb
745c; September, tiHit',iH'- Itye Light
demand; quiet and lirui; western, 5tS5yc.
Com No. 2 higher, strong and quiet; July,
inytji'.tc; August, 4!M,Si.'ji(4c; September,
aiKVic; No. 2, 4s-?4'j,l'JMic. Oats No.
2 linn, but quiet: July, 30c; September,
32.fcrc; Mate. t2SsH3K-c; western, M7i9
43H.c. I'ork Stiady mid quiet; old mess.
Sl..Vt; new mes. Lard (Juict and
eay; stoamreudered, SU.S0.
1 ; I.octl Jt nr let.
Oats ".'(, r.'ic.
Hay Timothv. SIS-OO; upi:u,.l, $HK11 ; picutb
83.00: baled. S10.0uail.00.
Hatter fair to clio'ce, 2a3.22i ; creamery, 25c
I'nultry chicken, U'-ic; turkey V-V
dn-k?. r,'c: geese, 10c.
PKUIT AND TlarTABLRH.
Apple H 00 per bbl.
nion f 4.i per bb!.
Tnrnipi ic per hn.
Cattle Butchers pay for s.n lee al .a
4'4c; cow aud nt-lfer. tfH'&sc caive
PUREST AI1D BEST.