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KANSAS AGITATOR: GARNETT, KANSAS, JULY 12. 1894.
A SONG OF SUMMER TIME. Oh, the swaying of the branches and the flitting through the trees, ' And the music of the voices that come upon the breeze ; Oh, the singing and the winging of the birds that come and go, And the frisking of the squirrels as they scamper to and fro ; Oh, the ferns and mossy carpets and the waters dark and cool, ' That go stealing through the shadows from some clear, un sullied pool ! Oh, the trilling of the songsters From the branches and the grass, And the glancing of the sunlight On the waters as we pass ! Oh, the glancing of the sunlight as it strikes the waters clear, ' And the singing of the thrushes and the other songs we hear ; Oh, the boating Ind the floating on the waters of the lake, ' And the ripples and the shadows that go' dancing from our wake ; Oh, the breezy days of pleasure and the pleasant nights to dream, ' When the stars look down and twinkle and the winged lanterns gleam ! Oh, the summers in the country, Where the songsters nest and sing ; And the pleasure without measure That the woods and waters bring ! Frank H. Sweet, in Donahoe's Magazine for July. Debs Tallts. On the 5th inst.. Eugene V. Debs, president of the American Railway Union, issued the following commu nication to the public : "So manv misleading reports have been given currency in reference to the great railroad strike now in progress that I am prompted, in the interest of justice and fair play, to give the public an honest, impartial statement of the issues involved and the facts as they actually exist. My purpose in this is to have the great American public the plain people in every avenue of life convers ant with the situation as it really is, that they, who constitute the high est tiibunal we know, may pass just indirment upon our acts condemn ns if we are wrong, and uphold us if we are right. "First of all, let it be said that the Pullman employes who struck May 6 last did so entirely ol their ... uncord. Their action in so do- ino- was Bpontanet us and unanimous They simply revolted against a se- riP oi deep-seated wrongs ot ion tandinir. and no power could stay them It has been charged, and the rhanre has been widely accepted, that they were induced to strike by their 'leaders' and labor agitators that if lett alone they would have remained at work. The charge is ...i...n untrue. The fact is that the WIIUHJ officers of. the American Railway Union used all their influence to pacify the employee and advised them repeatedly not to strike, but to bear patiently their grievances until a peaceable settlement could be ef fected. To the truth of this state rnent the employes themselves will bear willing testimony. "But the grievances of the em ployes, men and women, had become so aggravated, so galling, that pa tience deserted them and they abandoned their employment rather than submit longer to conditions against which their very souls re belled. Whether they were right or not let only those, judge who comprehend the conditions under which these faithful employes toiled and groaned. Let us avoid senti ment. The bare facts will suffice, and they are haggard enough to ex cite the sympathy of every good citizen, rich or poor, employer or cm pyed "The Pullman company, be it un derstood, owns the town of Pull man, owns the houses, the homes of employes, controls the light and water and other necessaries of life, ' and wages are 6o adjusted to living expenses that in a large majority of cases the employes are barely able; to support their families. Proof overwhelming can bo furnished. One instance will suffice. At the j time they 6truck, the employes were ; in arrears to the Pullman company! $70,000 for rent alone. Wages had been repeatedly reduced, but rent and other expensesi remained the! same. At this rate it would tiavej been a question of a short time only i until the employes would have been hopelessly involved in debt mort gaged soul and body 10 the Pullman company. "The employes from the begin ning have been willing to arbitrate their differences with the company. That is their position -to-day. The company arrogantly declares that there is nothing to arbitrate. If this be true, why not allow a board of fair and impartial arbitrators to determine the fact? At this point we appeal to the public as to whether the position of the Pullman company or the' position of the employes is entitled to the sanction of the pub lic conscience. If the employes were to assume the position of the Pullman company and defiantly de clare that they had nothing to arbi trate and arbitrarily demand uncon ditional surrender as the only basis of settlement, they would merit the condemnation of the public, and it would certainly and swiftly fall upon them with crushing severity. Com mittee after committee waited upon the officials of the Pullman company with a vain hope of effecting a set tlement. They were willing to make concessions, to compromise in tl.r interest of neace. All their ad vances were repelled. The company was and is as unyielding as adamant. "Finally, Juno V2, the delegates of the American Railway Union, j representing 425 local unions of railway employes, located on the j principal lines of American railway, met in convention at Chicago. The Pullman trouble had been discussed j at their local meetings. Many of j t..lr:itrs dime instructed. The! 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