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VOLUME LXXVIII.-NO. 170.
LIVES AND PROPERTY LOST IN FLAMES
Chicago Again the Scene of
a Most Disastrous
BRAVE FIREMEN PERISH
After Rescuing Employes From
Burning Buildings They Are
Buried in Ruins.
SOME VERY THRILLING ESCAPES
One Panic-Stricken Girl, However, Fell
From a Fourth -Story
CHICAGO, 111.. Nov. 22.— A fire, dis
astrous to life and property, swept through
the Dry Goods and Woolen Exchange
this morning. Five firemen were carried
through a floor and buried under tons of
wreckage from the rive floors above. Four
of the men are dead, but the fifth was not
seriously injured. One girl fell from a
window and (received injuries from which
she died. A dozen other men, women and
girls were hurt or overcome by smoke, and
many were rescued from imminent death.
The property loss to the building at 215
--217 Van Buren street and 276-278 Franklin
street and contents is estimated at $400,000.
Appended is a list of the dead: Patrick
J. O Donnell, lieutenant of engine com
pany 2, 2840 Wallace street ; Joseph Pren
dergast, pipeman, 3023 Butler street; Mar
tin Sherrick, pipeman, 283S Lowe avenue;
John Downs, pipeman, 2858 Wallace
street; Kate Landgraf, 802 North Halstead
street, employed in A. Stein & Co.'s garter
Among the injured were: Daniel Mc-
Nally, pipeman, 724 Thirty-first street, re
moved from floor wreckage to St. Luke's
Hospital, sprained leg and braised; Olga
Keller, 515 North Ashland avenue, leg and
arm injured; Harry O'Neill, 1029 Van
Buren street, arm broken and back in
jured; Nellie Turner, 209 North Center
avenue, fell from fourth-story window and
seriously hurt ; John Bruenheimer, badly
injured by falling from fourth story while
assisting girls to escape.
Ali the dead and injured firemen were
members of engine company No. 2. Their
captain, Lewis Feme, escaped the awful
plunge to death only by hanging to the
sill of the window on the second floor un
til released from his perilous position by
The owners of the burned building are
Kuhn, Nathan & Fisiiex, tbe clothing firm,
whose factory and warehouse is at Van
Buren and Franklin streets, opposite the
6cene of the death and destruction.
The following firms were burned, out:
D. H. Arnold & Co., linings and clothiers'
supplies; S. . Rosenberg & Co., wholesale
tailors' trimmings; Stern & Beiers, whole
sale clothing; S. Bernheimer, samples
cotton goods; Louis -M. Barnett, tailor;
the Dime Lunch Company; J. Grafieldt,
sample buttons; Abe Fink, notions and
fancy goods; Tootal, Broodhurst, Lee &
■ Co., wholesale cotton and woolen
eoods; F. G. Eichman & Co., whole
sale clothing; Arnold Wolf, fancy
and gentlemen's furnishing good-*;
W. L. Lee Winbach, manufacturers'
agents; Branhall Bros. & Co., samples
woolens; M. Klein, samples clothing;
Phillip Klein, matches; C. S. Mahoney &
Co., samples notions; A. Stein, manufac
turer of garters; J. Rotschild & Uo., whole
sale clothing; Stevens, Sanford & Hany,
samples cloth; KJotz, Veith& Co., samples
buttons; Fellows & Co., wholesale linen
collars and cuffs; S. D. Stryker, manufac
turers' agent; Kalamazoo Pants and Over
all Company; A. M. Liebenstein, wholesale
silk handkerchiefs; E. Flenacher, whole
sale cotton goods; Assenheim & Rich,
samples clothing; Judah Bros., samples
cloaks and suits; F. Butterfield & Co.,
samples cloths; A Robertson & Co., sam
ples woolens; Leavitt & Mitchell Bros.,
samples cloths; Centersville Manufactur
ing Company, plush cloths; 8. Einstein,
agent; Louis Friedman, samples clothing;
S. Woertheimer & Co., samples, Erie
Button Works, samples; 8. Kahn, adver
tising novelties; D. Rosenkranz, men's
furnishings; Otheman, Dyer & Southwick,
samples cloths; Military News Publishing
Company, composing-room; National
Thread Company; Hammond, Knowlton
& Co., wholesale thread H. Hellersoe
Rubber Type Company; Townsend & Son,
wholesale hosiery and underwear; S.
Plosinky, fur garments; M. Delee, tailor;
Hinch & Ould, samples of cloths.
The loss on the building is $100,000,
amply covered by insurance. The aggre
gate loss of the many tenants is placed at
$300,00u, the heaviest individual losers be
ing Stern & Beirs, $75,000.
The fire started at 9:15 o'clock on the
fourth floor of the seven-story building in
the garter factory oT Stein & Co., where
many girls were at work. They ran
screaming and half fainting from fright to
the windows on the Van Buren-street side
of the building. All was excitement and
confusion in a moment, and the rapidly
increasing crowd of spectators stood gaz
ing upward at what seemed the impending
doom of scores of working girls. Engines,
hosecarts and ladders came in a gallop to
the rescue with brave firemen, who in a
twinkling scrambled up the fire-escapes
and put the extension ladders in position
to bring the panic-stricken people to the
The frantic girls were determined in
their half-crazed mental condition to hurl
themselves to the stone flagging, but were
partly restrained by the shouts of the citi
zens on the street and quick work of the
firemen. One small extension-ladder was
run up under where the girls were stand
ing. A fireman mounted it, but when $ his
feet touched the rungs of the second sec
tion either his weight or some defect in
the ladder caused it to slip back to its
original position, bringing its top four or
-7e feet below the sill of the fourth-story
ither crowded from behind or frenzied
by fear, \,- e jii e Turner, Kittie Landgraf
3 Harry O'Neill made a wild attempt to
ower themselves so that they could touch
the top rung of the ladder. In doing this
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the foolhardy ones slipped and fell head
long to the pavement.
Captain Hermanson tried to grasp the
dress of Kittie Landgraf as her body flew
past him, but he failed, and she struck the.
sidewalk with a sickening sound in sight
of the thousands. A few seconds elapsed
and the same spot where Miss Landgraf's
body had struck was covered with the un
conscious form of Nellie Turner, who had
taken the terrible plunge in the effort to
save herself. She was saved from dea*h,
however, by being momentarily held by
three firemen in her descent, thus breaking
the force of her fall. The other girls, who
had more presence of mind, succeeded in
reaching the ladder by dropping from the
The flames had now taken possession of
the four upper stories of the building, and
at a window stood Olga Keller and Harry
O'Neill, hemmed in by flames and smoke.
The frightened eirl stood on the narrow
window ledge holding to the sash. She
was almost suffocated by smoke and had
braced herself as if to make the leap of a
"Don't jump, climb down to me,"
shouted Captain Hermanson from his
perch on the upper part of the ladder, but
the girl, frantic from terror, did not hear
his voice. She was seen to drop and for
tunately her body came within reaching
distance of the captain. He seized one of
her ankles as the body turned in the air,
and the heroic act almost threw him from
the swaying ladder. Before he was forced
to loosen his hold or be carried down him
self two iiremen below him seized the girl
ana carried her down the ladder amid the
plaudits of thousands, who were watching
every move in the tragic scene.
O'Neill, who was still at the window and
engaged in the brave task of helping all
the imprisoned girls to escape, was the last
one to be rescued. Whpn he tried to crawl
from the window to the ladder he slipped
and fell, but his fall was broken by the
graspin- hands of firemen on the ladder
and he fell into a net which had just been
placed in position. A broken arm and leg
constituted his injuries.
The janitor of the building thinks th 6
fire was incendiary and accused a man
named Duel, while other occupants of the
building say the tire originated in a little
room on the third floor used in the making
of paper-mache forms. No arrest has been
made in connection with the fire.
Shortly after 1 o'clock came the second
I tragedy of the fire. The flames had been
| practically extinguished and the firemen of
I Engine 2 were ordered to the fourth
I floor in the rear to put out any incipient
j blaze that might be found, much of the
■ contents in that part of the building being
I only water-soaked. Not one of the veteran
j firemen imagined there was any danger
from falling floors. The men had taken
their hose from the fourth to the second
floor, and fire being found Captain Fiene
went to the window on the north and was
in the act of shouting to Peter Hart, the
driver of the company, t > s'aut off the
water when the fatal crash came.
From the top floor came like an ava
lanche tons of timber, fire-proof tiling,
merchandise, safes, radiators, fixtures from
the different offices and a mass of other
stuff on the heads and on all sides of the
firemen. An immense hole was made in
the rear end of the second floor from the
roof down, great masses of dehris banging
on the edges of the opening. A cry of
horror arose from civilians and firemen
mingled with the artillerylike roar of the
Captain Fiene clung for dear life to the
window-sill until rescued, and then
bravely joined the small band of rescuers
whom Cnief Swenie sent to the debris.
Only one faint voice was heard, that of
Fireman McNally. All the others had
probably been killed instantly. After half
an hour's work the men who were in dan
ger every minute of more flooring faliing
upon them extricated McNally, and the
others being given up for dead streams of
water were poured on the ruins from all
parts on account of fire again breaking out
and to save the bodies from being burned.
All the dead firemen were married and
leave large families. The work of recov
Early this evening the firemen dug from
beneath a pile of charred timbers the body
of Lieutenant O'Donnell of Engine Com
pany 1. It was horribly mutilated with
the exception of the face which was recog
nizable. Bones had been broken by the
falling debris and the tire had completed
the work of destruction, the flesh being
Three bodies remain imbedded in the
ruins and firemen are hard at work trying
to recover them. While the search is some
what impeded by darkness the men will
not stop at their gruesome task until the
remains of their comrades have been re
At 10:45 o'clock the body of John Down,
a pipeman, was recovered and given to a
son, who was in waiting. The corpse was
in a comparatively good condition. It had
been in sight of the workmen for over two
hours, but it took a long time to get at it.
At 11 o'clock another body was sighted.
It lay face down, covtred by an immense
beam, and the arms could be seen from
either side. Several hours will be required
to reach it.
SQUANDERED THE BANK'S FUNDS.
Worse Than This, President Breene Received
a Deposit Alter He Knew He Was
LEADVILLE, Colo., Nov. 22.— Peter W.
Breene, president of the defunct Leadville
Savings and Deposit Bank, was brought
back from Denver this morning by Sheriff
Leslie. His arrest there last night was
kept quiet for fear that a mob of angry
depositors might cause trouble. Of this
there need be no fear, for the public will
await the result of a legal process. The
specific charge upon which he is to be
tried is that of receiving $450, deposited by
Mary A. Cunningham the evening before
the bank closed, when Breene knew his
bank was insolvent. It has been devel
oped that Breene has recklessly used the
funds of the bank for private mining in
vestments that have failed to yield a profit.
Given a long time they may realize enough
to pay the obligations of the bank.
Report a Xegro Lynching.
WARRENTON. Ga., Nov. 22.— People
coming in from Gibson, GlasscocU County,
to-day report the lynching of a negro
named Balam Hancock last night for an
attempted assault on Miss Dessie Shelton,
a white girl, 17 years old.
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 23, 1895.
KUiUS W. HCKHAM. JOHN Q. CARLISLE.
TWO MEN MUCH DISCUSSED AT PRESENT.
[From Vie St. Louis Post-Dispatch.]
IN DANGER OF THE KURDS
It Would Appear That No For
eigners Are Safe From
PROTECTION NOW DEMANDED.
Proof That Massacres at Erzeroum
Were Begun and Ended by
CONSTANTINOPLE,Tt-rket, Nov. 22.—
In consequence of the danger to foreign
ers at Marash, Hon. A. \V. Terrell, the
American Minister, and the Hon. M. H.
Herbert, the British Charge d' Affaires,
have demanded of the Porte that it protect
the Americans, Englishmen and ot! er
foreigners there. The general command
ing at Marash continues his negotiations
looking to the surrender of the Armenians
who recently captured some of the fortifica
tions at Zeitoun.
The Sultan has appointed Mendnh
Pasha, Minister of the Interior, Rechid
Bey and Nefi Effendi a special committee
of supervision to record daily and nightly
the results of the measures to restore order
Tbe victims at Aintab number 200. The
Porte denies that the Arab* of the Yemen
district in Arabia, headed by the Imaum
of Sena, are in revolt, and that the Turkish
forces are invested in the town of Sena, as
was reported a few days ago.
LONDON, Eng., Nov. 22.— The Daily
News reports that Lord Salisbury has
urged the Sultan to promise protection to
the revolting Armenians at Zeitoun if they
will surrender. Unless terms are made
they are certain to be ruthlessly mas
The correspondent of the United Press
in Constantinople telegraphs under the
date of November 21 that telegraphic ad
vices from Marash represent the foreigners
there as being in great danger from attack
by the Kurdish raiders.
A letter received in Constantinople from
Erzeroum, under the date of November 5.
supplies abundant proof that the massacres
there were begun and ended by Turkish
soldiers acting under orders, rather than
by the populace, who followed the lead of
the soldiers throughout. The soldiers and
their civilian allies plundered 1000 dwell
ings and 2000 shops, and killed 1000 men,
women and children.
The Government, the letter says, is now
endeavoring to restore to the people such
of their property as may be available, as
well as to distribute some bread among
the starving inhabitants, doubtless under
instructions from Constantinople.
A telegram received in Constantinople
yesterday says that bands of marauding
Circassians are plundc ring the villages of
Mississ and Piaz, near the city of Adan, in
Asia Minor, and also says that outbreaks
have occurred in two villages near Angora.
The correspondent adds that it is re
ported in Constantinople that ten Albanian
guards were executed in the Yildez palace
Wednesday evening. The Government
SKETCH OF THE ISLAND OF CUBA AND THE SYSTEM OF BLOCKADE PROPOSED BY SPAIN.
has officially issued a threat to severely
punish any persons found guilty of mark
ing houses occupied by Armenians in
REFLECTED OM A. JUDGE.
So a Ifebraaha Politician Appeals From
the Wrath A rouged.
LINCOLN, Nebr.. Nov. 22.— The Ne
braska Supreme Court has been appealed
to to come to the rescue of another unfor
tunate who has aroused judicial wrath.
Yesterday at Beatrice, W. C. Lehane, a
leading lawyer and chairman of the Re
publican judicial committee, was sentenced
by District Judge Bush to ten days' im
prisonment in the county jail and to pay
a fine of $100. Bush was a Populist and
Lehane, during the campaign, issued a
circular reflecting on the judge's integrity.
Members of the bar pleaded for a suspen
sion of sentence, which was granted, and
the case was docketed in the Supreme
Court to be heard next week.
WARNED BY WHITE'S MEN
Anonymous Letters Received by
"The Call's" Correspondent
Threatening Gems of Literature
Headed by the Proverbial Skull
UKLtH, Cal., Nov. 22. — In connection
with the numerous anonymous letters sent
to The Call from Round Valley, it can be
stated that The Call correspondent has
not been free from that annoyance. Nu
merous tnreatening letters have been
received, but acting upon the belief that
the writer of an anonymous letter is a
coward, they were destroyed. The last
one received by The Call's correspondent
was as follows:
Round Valley— Mr. (giving name). We
learn that you are writing pieces for The Call
and about Round Valley and claim that George
White hires men to kill people and run off
stock. We warn you to quit writing or we will
see that you dow. George White is a better
man than people which talks about him. If
you don't let up we will make you wish you
hod remember this warning. People that write
in papers aught to find out from us first what
is true. lam your frend, but cannot save you
if you ever come up here. Your Frknd.
P. S.— You must steer clear of certain Round
Valley people when they come to Ukiah.
The top of the letter was adorned with
a rudely drawn skull and crossbones. The
date was apparently October 22, but it was
so badly blurred as to be unintelligible.
Word has reached here by private letter
that a number of copies of The Call
which were sent to Round Valley for dis
tribution were, to use the words of the
letter, "distributed where they did the
most good to White."
The assistant Postmaster at Round
Valley is J. H. Rohrbough, the father of
John S. Rohrbough.
Under Sheriff Philo Handy left for
Round Valley yesterday morning to ar
rest George E. White, the cattle kine, and
his nephew, John S. Rohrbough. They
will arrive here on Sunday, and will be
taken to San Francisco at once to serve
time for contempt of court there.
FIERCE FIGHTING IN CUBA
Spaniards Making a Great Effort
to Test the Strength of
BADLY BEATEN BY A STRATEGY.
Campos' Troops Followed Retreating
Patriots and Were Slaughtered
BOSTON, Mass.. Nov. 22.— A special to a
morning paper from Santiago de Cuba
dated the 18th inst. states that the
war is taking on a very active phase in
the vicinity of that city. The fighting is
incessant, and the Spaniards are evidently
making a last great effort to test the
strength of the insurgents in that region.
No re-enforcements have been sent to
strengthen the garrison for the loss of
those drafted to join General Campos'
main division in the vicinity of Santa
Clara, which gives further substantiation
of the rumor that the evacuation of the
city and the whole eastern part of the
island is shortly contemplated. A large
number cf the stores have been removed
and sent to Havana.
Another dispatch says that a big battle
wae fought on the llth met. on the road
between Tunas and Gaiaman, the regulars
outnumbering the insurgents two to one,
havings force of nearly 2000 men and a
heavy field battery. The insurgents had
entrenched themselves in a position be
hind a small stream, with mountains and
a deep ravine in front. At the advice of
General Maceo, who commanded the in
surgents, flight was feigned. The Spanish
cavalry and a large part of the infantry
started in pursuit, but while passing
through the ravine, unsuspicious of dan
cer, they were overwhelmed by the Cubans
in ambush from the mountains above.
General Maceo with a large force made
a detour.and coming up in the Spanish rear,
added to the slaughter and also succeed
ing in capturing the battery. The regulars
succeeded in retreating under cover of the
night after losing nearly 500 of their men.
The insurgent loss was very light.
CADIZ, Spain, Nov. 22.— Thirty thou
sand troops under Generals Pando and
Maxim have begun to go aboard the ves
sels that will convey them to Cuba. There
is no abatement in the popular enthu
MADRID, Spais, Nov. 22.— A dispatch
to the Imparcial from Havana states that
the rebel leader Roloff and 1500 of his fol
lowers have burned the town of Qulnia de
Miranda, near Siguanca, despite the re
sistance of a detachment of Spanish troops.
The 4500 inhabitants of ihe town have
taken refuge in the mountains.
GIRDLED WITH QX7XB.
Spain's Proposed System of Blockade
That Spain ia thoroughly resolved to sub
due the revolt in Cuba at any cost is clear
ly manifested by the extensive prepara
DEBS' TRIUMPHAL MARCH BACK TO CHICAGO.
tions she is now making for a complete
and sufficient system of blockade.
The fleet required to carry out this ar
rangement will consist of seven first-class
men-of-war, thirty-one second-class gun
boats, seven steam launches and thirty
seven pontoons- These will Ije arranged
in seven divisions, four on the north side
and three on the south, forming a girdle
of guns around the coast of the eastern
part of the island from the Sagua Grande
on the north side to Trinidad on the south,
thus effectually shutting off all the in
surgent portion from any communication
with the outside world.
The first division will comprise one first
class man-of-war, which will patrol east
and west from Baracoa, near the eastern
end of the island ; five second-class gun
boats, which will patrol the coast, closer
in, between Baracoa, Mata Laco, Moa and
Fanamo; five pontoons will watch on the
same coast, but still nearer the shore.
The second division will consist of one
first-class man-of-war, four second-class
gunboats and six pontoons. These will
patrol from Gibera to Nipo on the east and
Maniti on the west.
The third division will have one first
class warship, three second-class gunboats
and four pontoons. These will watch
from Las Neuvitas east to Maniti and west
to La Guanagu River.
The fourth division will have one first
class warship, three second-class gunboats,
one pontoon and eight steam launches,
which will watch from Sagua Grande east,
to connect with the third division, and
west to Matugas.
On the south the first division will com
prise one battle-snip, five second-class gun
boats and four pontoons, and will cover
the coast between Point de Maysi on the
east, Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Tor
quino, El Portillo and Cape de Cruz.
The second division will comprise one
first-class warship, five second-class gun
boats and eight pontoons. These will
patrol between Cape de Cruz, Higuero,
Manzanillo, Boca Rio San Juan and Santa
Maria, with headquarters at Manzanillo.
The third division on the south will
patrol from Trinidad east to link the chain
with the second division, and west as far
as Point Gorda, calling at Boca Chico, Rio
Zara, Point San Juan, Jagua Bay, Cochinos
Bay and other points offering facilities for
The routes followed by the men-of-war
will be most distant from the coast some
fifteen to twenty miles. The line of gun
boats will come next, closer in, and then
the line of launches and pontoons. These
lines, with the vessels continually on the
move, will make it an extremely dangerous
venture to attempt to set out of Cuba or
This information in regard to the above
plan is from Spanish sources and is thor
POLICE CHARGED THE STUDENTS.
Great Excitement in Madrid Over Marquis
Cabrmana'B Charge « of Municipal
MADRID, Spadt, Nov. 22.— The excite
ment growing out of the charges made by
the Marquis Cabrinana against certain
municipal officials of using their positions I
for their private advantage shows no sign
of abatement. The students here to-day
attempted to make a demonstration
against the accused officials, but were pre
vented by the police. When ordered to
disperse the students stoutly refused to do
so, and it was found impossible to drive
them away until the police charged them
with drawn swords. A number of stu- ;
dents, who were charged with being the
ringleaders in the movement, were ar
rested. It is feared that the trouble is not
yet ended, and the authorities are of the
opinion that an attack may be made on
the municipal buildings. To guard against
this strong detachments of gendarmes
have been stationed about the various
Sir William* Xarrotc Escape.
SYDNEY, N. S. W., Nov. 22.—Informa
tion has reached here that Sir William Mc-
Gregor, Administrator of British New
Guina, narrowly escaped being murdered
while visiting a friendly tritre, owing to
the treachery of the natives. No details
of the attempt upon his life have been re
PARIS, France, Nov. 22.— The foreign
budget announces that the exports in
creased 195,000,000 francs during the first
three months of 1895, owing to the opera
tion of the Wilson tariff bill in the United
States and the resumption of commercial
relations witn Switzerland.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Joy of Admirers Upon the
Release of the Strike
ESCORTED FROM PRISON.
Hundreds of Representative Union
Men Carry Him High in
SPEAKS IN LIBERTY'S CAUSE.
Ringing Words Addressed to "Lovers
of Liberty and Despisers of
CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 22.— Eugene V.
Debs for rive minutes this afternoon was
literally "in the hands of his friends." It
was just after the arrival of the trainload
of enthusiastic admirers of the great strike
leader at the little town of Woodstock,
where he again breathed the air of free
dom for the first time in half a year. They
had marched from the railroad depot to
the jail, and Debs stood on the steps await-
There was a preliminary thunder of
hurrahs and then the storm of admiration
broKe and there was a scene which has
hardly ever been duplicated in the annals
of labor affairs. Without giving him a
chance to speak the crowd rushed upon
their hero, dragged him from the stepa and
in a few moments had him high in the air.
Those who had the good fortune to reach
him first were not long allowed the privi
lege of holding him and he was passed
from hand to hand while all the others
struggled to get near him. A casual spec
tator might have taken the whose scene
for one of the mighty battles between rival
football teams and have imagined that
Debs had the ball.
Meanwhile the crowd kept up a con
stant yelling and the band played on,
selecting as their theme "See, the Con
quering Hero Comes." Debs took it all
in the good-natured spirit in which it was
meant, and when he was put down began
a hand-shaking soiree that lasted until the
train was nearly ready to start. A lunch
eon had been provided for his friends by
nim, but everybody was so busy with con
gratulations that few had a chance to
taste the sandwiches which constituted
the menu. «.
The train arrived at Woodstock at 5
o'clock and was rilled with labor delegates
and personal friends of Mr. Debs — about
500 of them in all. They occupied six
cars. The Building Trades Association,
the Trades and Labor Assembly and other
local associations were represented,
though there were many of these associ
ations who failed to lend their counten
ance to the demonstration. The only one
of the other eight directors of the Ameri
can Railway Union who was present was
William Burns of Chicago.
Among those who went to Woodstock
was ex-Governor Waite of Colorado. He
came all the way from Denver to be pres
ent. There was a notable scene when he
and Debs met. Debs threw hi 3 arms
around the aged executive's neck and said
in a tremulous voice, "God bless you, my
boy." The Governor seemed equally
overcome. He made some commonplace
remark about being glad to see him again
and then the two men fell to chatting of
the subjects nearest the hearts of both.
The march to the train was like the tri
umphal entry of a ruler, fortunate in war,
rather than the welcome to a man found
guilty in the eyes of the law. The music
was the Marseillaise and the streets were
black and white with hundreds of citizens
of McHenry County, standing ankle deep
in the snow to catch a glimpse of the cen
tral figure of the daw Fully half of the
spectators were women and one or two of
these brought flowers and threw them at
the cause of all the excitement. Coming
bark to Chicago on the train, Debs was
obliged to walk twice through all the cars
and shake hands with every occupant.
Debs talked freely of his plans for the
future, which are, however, as yet only in
embryo. He intends to start a weekly
industrial' journal, of which he will be
editor-in-chief, and reiterates the state
ment that he will never again accept
money from a labor organization for per
sonally conducting another strike. An
extensive lecture tour around the country
is contemplated, and it is probable that
before this is finished nothing else will be
begun. He also avers that he will have
nothing whatever to do with politics in
the future. Toward the United States
courts he says he now feels no bitterness.
"It is the fault of the system rather than
of 'the individual courts," said he to-day
in an interview. "Our laws will have to
be changed before our courts can render
every man the justice that is due to him."
Hundreds of telegrams of congratulation
were received from labor organizations all
over the country to-day.
Five thousand people were present at
Battery D when the procession escorting
Debs on bis return from Woodstock
reached the hall, and the meeting was
soon called to order. Orrin E. Woodbury
was chairman. He introduced Henry G.
Lloyd of Chicago, who in the course of his
remarks said that Mr. Debs was to-day
the most popular man in the United
States by the real people, because he was
a repudiator of the Government by an
Mr. Lloyd was followed by ex-Governor
Waite, who made a characteristic speech.
Among other thinjrs the Governor said
the decision of the courts in the Debs case
reduced the American people to slavery.
The Supreme Court was composed of toois
''For the last twenty years," continued
Engraving — we knew how
to make it better, we'd do it.
The rest are trying to see
how cheap they can make it.
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