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STATE JOURNAL, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 13. 1894.
STQR He Gives a History of the Pull man Trouble. The Causes Leading Up to the Strike Given. GOJIPERS' SPEECH. Sympathized With the Strike but Counseled Moderation. Chicago, July 13. The strike situa tion throughout the country yester day was in g-eneral, on-j of quietness. The central , points of interest were the meetings of the labor leaders with. President Uompers, o? the American Federation of Labor at their head quarters in this city. It is admitted that tha action of that "body, if taken unanimous!-, will have a marked ef fect on the situation, ard persons well informed as to the predilections of the persons composing' it express the opinion that unanimous action by it, except in the direction of quieting- the present agitation or turning1 it into other channels, is unli cely. It is known t hat several sag-g-estions are bein;r coni.iered by thesa lead ers. AmoriT the tn are the following'. First That thi striking- Pullman emploves. on hifh patriotic grounds, appeal to President Debs to deelare the stride o:T because of the infinite damag-e which is beinp- done to the business of the country. Second That the leaders unite in an apm-al to tli- public, to quit pat ronizing Pullman sleeping-, drawing room and dininy cars Third That President Cleveland, be requested to appoint a commission to investigate the strike and the causes which ld up to it in expecta tion that the report of such commin-t-ion would justify tiie action taken by the strikers, and free them from the charges of rioting- and disorder. Fourth That immediate efforts be made to secure tne impeachment of Attorney (r.-neral Olney. Fifth That an effcrt be made to secure the pa ssa-e of a compulsory arbitration law by congress. Sixth -That complaints be lodpred looking to the in Jietii.ent of the rail way managers for conspiracy to ob struct th- movement of United States mails by refu-.inir to run mail ears except in connection with Pullman cars. Mr. Ib Ifaard. Last evening- President Debs of the American Railway union appeared in response to the in vilat ion sent him by President (ioinpers. Mr. Debs was introduced to the conference, and sooke substantially as follows: He thanked the otlicers o:' the American Federation of Labor and the other p-entlemen present for their presence nnd co-operation in tha trreat work In hand, and then addressed himself to the suoject in hand. lie reviewed in detail and quite elo quently the cause of the strike at luilman: told how miserably, even cruelly, the employes were treated, lie gave in detail the wasfes paid, the hig-ti rents an 1 the hiah prices for provisions which the' were compelled to pay. He outline ! at length the. manner in which tlnf Pullman em ployes had tried to get the manager of t hat corporation to submit the mat ter to arbitration beftre they struck, and he called atteutiou to the various otters that had been made to Mr. Pullman by h;s employes. "As a la.t resort they came to me and the A. li. L".. and they asked us to assist them. The A. II. U. deliber ated over the matter for a long time and finally concluded to strike in sympathy for these Pullman opera tives. " He saiil they had not acted hastily in going out, it did not jump at them, but w;is devised by some of the best citi.ens of Chicago at d some of the best men of the nation. We believed the present strike was right and jut in principle. The A. R. U. even went ahead and requested tiie G moral Manager's as bociation not to handle Pullman cars, and they promised net t5 do so. in the face of all that, thev ahead and passed resolutions; that thev would haul Pullman Yet, went first, cars; second, that they would support Pull man in his strike, and third, that they would exterminate ti e A'. R. U. L'pon hearing these resolutions, the A. II. U. declared a strike. Mr. Debs then went on at length to tell what had been done in the boy cott, of the number of people who had gone out as strikers and of the sympathisers who hid come forward for their encouragement. He ex plained the line of action here in Chicago and e'.sewl ere throughout the country. He said he was very much elated over the work which had been accomplished. The A. R. U. had brought one of the greatest strikes this country ha 1 ever seen and he hoped to see it carried through to a grand success. He had no doubt that this could be done most etfectually with the alliance w tii the American Federation of Laboi- and the other organizations. He asked the Fedei ation of Labor to give the A. R. U. whatever assist ance they could in the work they were doing on behalf of the working men of this country. At the conclusion of Mr. Debs' speech Mr. Gompers took the floor and spoke at some length. He coun seled moderation and, while avowing the most profound sympathy for the Pullman employes is well as for the A. It. V., he hoped for a wise and peaceful solution of the difficulty, a solution which would restore business activity and yet protect the rights of organized labor. At 11 o'clock Mr. Debs retired to his hotel leaving the meeting still in ses sion. The conR-reiee lasted until 12:30 a. m., and was marked by sev eral heated argument, the hot heads being in favor of a f-trike at ' once, while the more conservative counseled moderation. dee. felon was reached. however, and the meeting- adjourned ant il this morning. TELEGRAM TO THE IiSKSII E NT. liked to Attend the Chicago Conference or Send Representative. Chicago, July 12. The following lelegram was sent to President Cleveland-by the AmericarJ Federation of Labor conference: 1 "The gravity of the labor situation of the sountry demands extraordinary and excep tional action of a conciliatory character at the hands ot all men Keccaizinif ta s fact, the executive council of the American Feder ation of Labor and the undersigned executive oittcers of natioHl and iui-jniationai trades union and brotherhood of railway o-saiiizj-tiona of America are in conference in this city. We ask you. ia the name of the wofk In people and the entire c itizenship of our country, to lend your influence and rive m your aid, so thai, the prefcent industrial crisis may be brought to ai end. aiike to the ad vantage of the people of our country an 1 the institutions under wnleh we live "We. therefore, ask you to crime to Chicago and meet this conference, or. if the state of public bu-lne-n dos not warrant Ku.-h a course, that you wul deputize someone else your representative -K.X ICl-TIY! COCSC1L AMERICAS FEDERA TION of Labor "Samuel Gompkbs, President. 'P. J MoGriRE, First Vice president. -C. L, Drviimon-d Second Vice President. "James Bubtkllr. Third Vice President. W imam .'Jaruek, Fourth Vice President. "John B Lensos. Treasurer, Chris Evans. Secretary. "And representatives of all organizations present " The telegram was addressed simply to the President of the United states. BIG I.AHOR DEMONSTRATION". Henry Georjre and Other Score Cleve land and the Federal Conrtsu ; New York, July 13. The labor demonstration held last niht in : Cooper Union to express sympathy with the strikers in Chicago and the t West, was an extraordinary outpour ing of people. The hall was crowded to excess, and 3,000 people surrounded the building, unable to get in. i The meeting was a vehement one in the manner it expressed its eouvic- , tions. The name of President Cleve land was received with such a storm ' of hisses and hootings that Henry j George, who was spaaking, had to cry, "What's the tse?" Damet Harris presided and intro duced Henry George, who was the star speaker of the evening. The apostle of single tax was unusually . bitter. Vehemently he denounced the use of federal troops to put down the strikers. Governor Altgeld and Governor Stone were right in the stand they took, and the action of the president in sending out troops was an arrogant assumption of state authority. Mr. George said he would rather see all the railway property of the country burned up, all the rails torn up, than to see them preserved by force of '' arms. ' The millionaires made their money by robbery anil debauchory ; by the purchase of judges and legislatures, an I now they want to preserve them by bayonets and the arms of the fed eral troops, and for that purpose the rights of states were being en croached upon by the federal author ities. Mr. George then entered into a lengthy condemnation of President Cleveland and his employment of fed eral troops in the West. Every men tion of the president's name was received with hisses, and when Mr. George asked, "What are you going to do about it?" a voice shouted, "Im peach him." 'IIang him'" shouted another. ! Nearly everybody followed with ; suggestions until the hall was in an uproar. Mr. George differed from all the remedies proposed by his hearers. The system, he said, would have to be fundamental ly changed. Strikes were : useless and always resu lted in failure, j At this point the speaker drifted into i his well known single tax theories, and told his audience things would be better when his theories shall have been adopted. i After Mr. George bad finished a telegram was received from Samuel Gompers, at Chicago, asking that the ' voice of labor might be hear I from New York and advising calmness, and assuring them of final success. Frank K. Foster.a lawyer. of Boston, ' was the next speaker. He. too, de nounced President Cleveland and At- ; tornay General Olney. Father Thomas B. Ducey, pastor of . St. Leo's church, said the criminal in i this case was not President Dabs but ; President Pullman. , The resolutions adopted commend ed the decisive action of the Ameri can Railway union in demanding ; arbitration. Little sympathy was ex i pressed with violence, but the reso : lutions demanded the removal of con ditions provocative of violence. Of the authorities at Washington i the resolution said: "We denounce and condemn that perversion of the functions of the federal judiciary by which unprecedented orders, granted manifestly on untrue allegations, are made the basis for the assumption of military authority. "That the unwarranted and anti republican interference of the federal government with the affairs of the states, even in spite of the protests of their governors, is an usurpation of power which should be condemned by all liberty loving Americans." The g-overnment was declared to be in the interest of corporations an 1 conspiring against the liberty and civil rights of citizens. ARBITRATORS TO HE NAMED. President Cleveland -Will Select Them "Within & Day or Two. Washinstox, July 13. John V. Hayes, the general secretary treasurer of the Knights of Labor, last night gave out the following statement covering the committee's interview with President Cleveland: "We had an hour's talk with Presi dent Cleveland this afternoon, for tiie purpose of calling his attention to the arbitration act of liSS. introduced in the house of representatives at that time by lion. John J. O'Neill of .:is sourL The delegation consisted of John W. Hayes, g-eneral secretary treasurer; Thomas B. McGuire and C. A. French of the general executive board, and J. C. Schonfaher, editor of the Journal of Knisrhts of Labor. "I had full authority from President E. V. Debs of the Aratrican Railway uaioa and J. W. li.eatb.eote of the Pullman employes to -represent their interests and act on their behalf. Senator Kyle of South Dakota accom panied us and totroduced us to the president. The president seemed pleased to receive us, and immediate ly opened the subject by referring to the law which the parties interested desired to see enforced. An hour was spent in discussing the various provis ions of the act which authorizes the president on his own motion to ap point two arbitrators together with United States Labor Commissioner Carroll D. Wright, to act as com missioners of arbitration and investig ate and decide what should be done by either party to settle the con troversy. The commission has all of the powers necessary to administer oaths, subpoena witnesses, etc. "The president finally decided to appoint the commission and at once so informed us, at - the same time stating he would name the arbi trators either to-morrow or next day. We expect to gain much more from this arbitration than the final settle ment of the present difficulty in Chi cago. While it is in itself a great victory for labor organizations and everything the A. R. U. has fought for, it gives official recognition to the justice of their demands for arbitra tion, and it will lead much, further, for in the movements of the future, when defects of the present arbitra tion law have have been made appar ent by actual experience, prompt steps will be taken to amend the same." Mr. Hayes said he was strongly op posed to the investigation of the Pullman boycott proposed by the house committee on inter-state com merce. Of all the investigations, he said, that had been conducted by con gressional committees, not one of them had ever resulted in any benefit to labor organizations. They had always helped to de feat the objects of the strike which they investigated, and never did any one any good. The arbitration com mission to be appointed by President Cleveland would, in his opinion, be much more effective and satisfactory in every way. 2After discussing the various fea tures of the situation for more than an hour, the president promised that if the leaders would return to Chicago and use their influence toward re storing peace and order, he would ap point the commission as soon as the disturbances had ceased to such an extent as to render a careful, thor ough, thoughtful investigation possi ble. The president laid great emphasis on the fact that no steps could be taken in this direction until lawlessness had ceased, and he made his promise con tingent on the pledge of the labor leaders to see to it that, so far as or ganized labor is concerned, the trouble at Chicago and elsewhere will immediately disappear. KECKLESS SHOOTING. A United States Deputy Marghul and a Hoy Fatally Injured, Chicago, July 13. United States Deputy .Marshal Peter Fische and an 11-year-old boy, Andrew Gregory, were fatally wounded last night in a f usilado between deputies in Kensing ton. Some unknown person had placed on the Illinois Central tracks several torpedoes which were ex ploded by an outgoing train. When the explosion occurred, two parties of deputy marshals rushed out from the cars in which they were sleeping, on opposite sides of the track. They seemed rattled by the unex pected incident and began discharg ing revolvers recklessly and with the result named above. The boy Grepnory was one of a number of residents of the vicinity who rushed out at the sound of the shooting. Several other people had narrow escapes. The deputies say that they were firing at three men who were seen running away from where the torpedoes ex ploded, but people in the vicinity say there was no one about. Five of the deputies were arrested by the police. what it has cost. Estimates Made by Government Officials I'lace Jt at Sl.OOO.OOO. Washington, July 13. The cost to the United States of putting down the strike in the West is estimated by government officials at fully Sl.000, 000. It may foot up more. These es timates include telegraph bills, depu ty marshal's pay and transportation and maintenance of troops. The es timates for marshal's pay in Chicago alone is from $15U,00J to 5200,000, and congress in a few days will be asked to appropriate this amount. COVERNOH WAITE. Ho Travels From Denver to Topeka in a l'uliiuan Sleeper. Topeka, Kan., July 13. The Popu j lists had a ratification at the city park in Topeka yesterday, a crowd of i 3,000 people attending the it. rning and afternoon sessions. S j jeches j were made by Judg-e C. E. Foote, S. M. Scott, H. H. Brown, Governor ; Lewelling and others, i The big event of the day was the 1 arrival of Governor D II. Waite, of ; Colorado, who reached North Topeka at 3 o'clock p. m. , occupying a section : in a Pullman palace car, to the great disgust of the Populists. He made a hot Populist speech. A MAYOR FOR CONGRESS. Mr. Willard of Argentine, the Populist Standard Hearer In the Second. ! Paola, Kan., July 13. Frank A. : Willard of Wyandotte county, wag nominated here yesterday by the Pop ulists of the Second congressional district as their candidate for con gress. There were twelve candidate! before the convention, and the nom i ination was made on the eleventh j ballot- The nominee is mayor of I Argentine and is secretary of the ; state board of grain inspectors. Given the Reservation. Washington, July 13. The senate passed the house bill donating the ! military reservation adjoining Okla j homo City to that city. with an amend ment reserving- ten acres lor benjamin Miller, who had made improvements. This will give to the city of Oklahoma ISO acres of land- cSan Francisco, Cal., July 13. Sinca Wednesday's wreck at the trestle west of Sacramento the strike situa ation has been less alarming. In Oak land was rioting of a more or less serious nature yesterday. The trouble began at daybreak, when a mob of several hundred strikers rushed into the yards on the mole. They killed all the locomo tives that had been fired up, and in order to further block the tracks, derailed one locomotive and a long lin of coaches. Later another crowd of strikers ran into the yards and wrecked a turn-table by shoving a heavy freight car into the pit Damage was also done at the round house. The railroad company, deputy sheriffs and deputy United States marshals offered very little resistance to the riotous strikers. Trouble on the mole came to an end last evening, however, when a force of 350 United States marines from Mare island were landed there by the ferry steamer Alameda, which trans ported them from the navy yards. This force of marines is under com mand of Lieutenant Commander Williana H. Reeder.executive officer of trie cruiser Charleston, and is drawn, from the crews of the Charleston, Monterey, Thetis and Independence. Their equipment includes five Gatling puns and several Hotchkiss cannons. The marines are to act under the di rection of General Ruger and will be supported by a company of artillery from the Presidio. Under the shelter of these fighting blue jackets the railroad officials hope to resume traf fic into and out of Oakland. At Sacramento the conditions of martial law prevail. No trains are running there, however, and General Superintendent Fillmore stated last evening that no more regular trains would be run before Saturday, by whioii time he hopes to have repaired the trestle. At a late hour yesterday the wreckers had not recovered the bodies of Engineer Clarke and the three soldiers which lie in the water beneath the wreck. The people of Sacramento are prac tically living under a military gov ernment. Colonel Graham has thrown a cordon of troops around the railroad property and citizens are not allowed through the lines. Along the rail road in the vicinity of disaster cavalry men and squads of infantry are scour ing the underbrush. Several sus picious characters found in hiding there have been arrested and put in a military guard house at Sacramento. During the da- several citizens were arrested and also thrown into the guard house. Other citizens were arrested for trivial offenses against the military law, as laid down by the federal and state commanders. The militiamen on guard at the water front had several skirmishes with civilians. Spurred on by the heavy rewards offered for the apprehension of the men responsible for the disaster at the trestle the peace officers at Sacra mento are unusually active. The rail road company has ottered a reward of $5,000, Attorney General Olney has offered 82,000 and Governor Markham has offered a reward of S-'00. So far as Los Angeles is concerned, the strike is over. Even many of the strikers admit that the strike is a thing of the past. The Santa Fa strikers are hastening to put in appli cations for their old places. The Southern Pacific raised the blockade at West Oakland last night without the aid of sailors from Mare island, who remained on the mole and took no part in the proceedings. The main track and lines are now clear of all obstructions. To-day trains guarded by troops will be run out. DEPUTY MARSHALS KILLED. Two Meet Their Deaths in a Freight Train Collision in Chicago. Chicago, July 13. Two deputy United States marshals met their deaths and two others were more or ; less injured yesterday afternoon in a collision of freight trains on the Wis consin tracks near Sixteenth and Jackson, street crossing. Two locomo tives and several cars were wrecked in the accident and the three story brick warehouse of Smith, Burdette , Co. was partly destroyed. The Baltimore and Ohio and Wis consin Central jointly use this track, and by some misunderstanding of orders both trains were moving to wards each other on the same track. They met on a curve, and the impact as the two engines came together was tremendous. Engineer Killed. Neosho, Mo., July 13. The south bound freight train on the Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf road, which left here about 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, was wrecked at McElhany station, live miles south of Neosho, caused by an open switch. The en gine was turned over and caught En gineer Traver under it, killing him instantly. Fireman Grant Grattis was badly scalded and cut but not fatally. Several flat cars were also ditched. Elliott Defeats Carver. Kansas City, Mo., July 13. The first of the Dr. W. F. Carver-J. A. R. 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