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H STRIKE * BULLETIN i
Knterml ■■ Hnm l < lam matter Jan I. 1*11. at tbe poet office at CUntea, Ilf unirr ilir ai t „f Mar. h J. 117* *»-, CLINTON, ILLINOIS, APRIL 2S, IMS n^17 A Call To Action I he recent conspiracy • n the |iart of die Illinois i entra' railroad and their Inreil lickspittle- who are in the government -truce. Init at their command, dim •si-lrate- that the -trmk roads fear a cani|siigti of puIJicity and that tliey will use the must in-idiou- method- in -ti|>pre-sing the true conditions prevailing on their line*. * Without any notification the government, at die rcipie-t of the Illinois (,'en tral. ha* confiscated hundreds of letters that we have mailed, which told of preval ent cofuhtioii- on tin- Illinois ( entra! and Ilorriiiuiu lines. They have again ob tained in/uih ti,nis from die adulterated court-, having secured c aie agam-t the pro prietor of the ( ol< mal I heater of Memphis. I enn.. prohibiting Inm front running tlie stere*'jmcoii view - of the many wreck- that have developed -mee the strike. Within the last lew week- they have resorted to -ending out slugging crews for tlie |mrp -<■ of atimlulating any dev cl >|Hncut- that may take place to their detri ment. In order to attain m-tautaueuti* actn n tlit-ir emissaries have resorted to the ,,*1 apt ms of the yegg and are at work with tlicir black jacks and -and liag-. Ihr Illinois ( entra I and llarriman lines have ku< vvingly and vvilfullv violated the federal statute- I litiidred* of ca-e* ate up in the court-*, where it i* -|*TiticalIy demonstrated that they have not respected the federal laws. Main thousands of cises are suppressed and the violations -till continue. In many instances the fed eral Unes have leni violated at the price • i liuimui flesh and bones, vet tin arresfk have ever lieeti made, nor have any representatives of the railroads served peni tentiary -ententes f, r the disresjiect of the federal law - which ha- lieen demonstrat ed by the Companies. I heir entire army • i detectives and emissaries in conjunction with the giitvrii ment have lieeti successful in di-covering where -ome insignificant statute of the postal lavvvlias lieeti imrndetl U|ioti hv a m< vement whose relati<hi to the Illinois Central and llarriman lines i* im ,,f a friendly nature, and *<>. all the avenue* of tlie courts arc directed into action, • La*t the cut throat method* ■ f the indiist'ial masters lie the means of develup ing new life anti energy m *sir m> vement. let u* t*sne to the front with more in terest anil aggressiveness M tl hi to the finish tb n wr have displayed in the past; let us inject new life into isir l< cev for tlie very reason tliat tlie roi/roatls have determined to employ black /ask method* in annihilating them. wwy ooe who is inspired with tlie spin! of justice and fair play, join l**** *!** pb** ® the army of rebellion. Agitate the general strike and other hta an industrial rebeKon that ariU era#*' md tyranny, but exterminate wage slottery afd «K whole damnable system into the hell holes of obtivion. The railroads, with their prostituted press, usurped power of the courts aad ♦W* of yeggs and dark lantern operau >rs, have as yet been unsuccessful b the efforts of the strikers, and just now they are howling in despair as never ^ They, have openly admitted that we have inaugurated injurious pro , hghbte them. These proceedings must become more extensive; the light mast h* fangkt with a larger degree of tenacity, and in this we need the co-operation of Knee #h» are working. If yon are alive to the interests of the work, let not the recent attacks upon us by thp railroads have a tendency to stagnate your ef forts. but instead accept them as h call to action. I • i ' Recent Wrecks ONE PERSON RILLED AND MANY INJURED IN THE RECENT WRECK ON THE UNION PACIFIC AND AT OTHER POINTS ON THE STRUCK ROADS. One person was killed, and eight injured when Union Pacific passenger train Na 110 left the rails near Ascalon. The train was pulled by two engines, and both el them were completely overturned, the mail car was turned over on its aide; and the rest of the train left the rails. The wreck was caused by a defective pilot, which had been hung on by the scaha. While the train was going? around a curve the pilot or, the first engine dropped od and became wedged fender the engine in such a way that the engine! ware dessBed. as well as a portiul of the train. Engineer William Male was kill ed, being caught under the big engine and rrtufuvf to death. The injured victims in this wreck were treated in the seme old crmde Union Pacific style, as the com pany was more concerned about having a claim agent waiting on them than a sur geon. Thus they were subjected to the usual |irriod of agony before the company's f rihniriini of anatomy were called to the scene to weld the mangled forms to (cther. p The Illinois Central wreck at Gravel Switch, where fast train 103, with en gine 1097, crawled over the rails into the ditch, is another recent example of rail roading on the struck roads, where the workmanship of the equipment is left in cam of incompetent strike breakers. The big engine was overturned, and can warn thrown crossways of the rails, snd that there were not many killed and in jured is 1 miracle. A brake beam fell from a car, while a freight train was crossing a bridge ««■—1» of Hudson, 111. The bridge was torn down snd 1 a cars went into the river. Tim is another demonstration of scab workmanship, incompetent inspection of can, and itintf 1 it for the safety of those who travel. Many wrecks are t»>""g place all over the Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, Il linois Central and other branches of the Harriman lines that are out on strike. The equipment of these roads has deteriorated into a most dangerous condition because el the shop aeon’s strike, and shippers, as well as those who travel, should bear In mind that these roads are in nk position to give first class service, or perform the functions of public carriers with any degree of safety. ✓ L C. JAILS MAN FOR ATTACK BY MAIL Railway Take* Action «o Stop Circulation of Matter Objectionable to Official!. M Imago I‘re** 1 by a campaign «*i attack*. » milled t<» *trikt r* and labor leader*, • •tfitial* i the Illinois ( entral and other road* «#f th Harnman *>ndicate. have determined t«» pun i*!i the offender*, and. if po**ible, put an end to the circulation of the matter whii h has been sent broadcast over the Tinted Stat« * \oi only ha\e the mail* been tt*ed ft*r.di*tri huting literature offen*i\e to the raitroitt. hut j public building* have been |>la*tered with •ticker* attacking the corporations. I l*> an appeal to the I'o^toffice I department, I the lllinoi* t entral has been able to head off the distribution of con*iderahlr of tin* matter. I an> man> of the card*, letter*, circulars, etc . Ihav. been held up Government inspectors have Ikcii «rektng the per*oti» engaged ill mailing thi* matter, and the fir*t arrc*t wa* maile ..t » linton by Ileputy Tinted States Mar*hal J S Fairchild He placed in cu* t« d) < arl lVr*oti * prominent labor leader oi that place, and the prisoner wa* brought to hlooniinjtton and held to the federal grand jury in bind* of si.imhi for aihged im*u*c of the mail* lie gave txmd and wa* feleased I iit> cards which Person is credited with mailing were placed in evidence. One wa* placed on exhibition, which had Inrun directed to a labor leader m Canada In addition to a picture «»f the Illinois Central wreck at Kin tnundy. the card bore thi* accusation: “The Illinois Central killed old man Mars hall at Kinmundy! Where will it kill you1 Hig strike on." It i* charged that thr*e cards have been sent statements of a similar character have been out by the thousand!, while thousands of other circulated, calculated to injure the railroad* It is asserted that ever since the strike in the shop* of the Illinois Central a year or more ago the country has been flooded with inflammatory and exaggerated reports of con dition* growing oot of the strike. These no % m « sat . A. Converse, United State* District Attor 'T- conducted the prosecution and declares it tke circnlation of tke cards thnxgk the I* is a violation of tke postal laws, and > conviction, it punishable by hnpriaon Jt in the penitentiary. It i* now announced it the lllinoi* Central in conjunction with We PuMoffice Deportment, will endeavor to prosecute all person* who ore engaged in the drculation of this literature and hop* to pat e atop to it Tbe rtflroed management de 0ares that tbe strike i# a thing of tbe past. Bird assert* that effort* to convince tbe pub lic to the cor-.rary should be reproved. Stklwlrm We are slightly disfignred bat still on the job. The few picket* we have on the job are doing good work. Switch engine Ma broke down in the yards, and was consigned to the null pen. Only ten scab* are left on the rip track now. and of them three are white and seven Jap*. We have had three desertion* among the machinists her*. They are Bill Brown. Walter Eanmg and William Ander #on. all from local No. !M of Salt Lake City. One Looney, the scab wash track foreman, took so day* to recuperate. However, he ha* pow been gone for ea days, and his son. who •Iso was doing the act, has been fired. Sum *nng up the situation from here, we can see •othing but victory for our gallant forces srho have stood so true to the cause of the working clats. Important ! We have written two letter* to your union. However, it is possible that tke poet office las confiscated both of them. Go to th* sec retary of your union, and ask him if he has received one of them, and if it has been re ceived take some action on it at once. If it hat not been rccsfvadL consider thi* a letter. Wc want yajgjpdge to give u* an order for Lbundle of fm. Grave Yard Kdition of the lilctin. and f jam realise whet the lllinoi* Central it doing to suppress thi*. a* well a* bll our other work, you wBI surely tee to it tkat wc get yoar order. Keen If tkey would not allow Uncle Sam to deliver our mail, this ihi uld receive yoar husnediat* attention, for this is important Bead The Hksrsttr It it a working dees j This Is Some Dump. ■ It writ an early h*»ur of a i hilly April m«*rn n*K >»» «* dinky little* ..ffice in a brick structur« i a «"iintry t*wn. when the occupant* had j ii"t known wh.it *lerp wa* for a week, and id- wn where the war i* on all the time Sud |den!> •» peculiar *<>und attracted the writer, ; ■' *'*'ind coarser than thi ordinary click of ! tin typewriter key* Mthouuh not expecting j *,\J’ caller* at this early hour of the morning, latter •••me meditation we vociferated the us* j ual notification of—‘ Come in ” \* the door -wung open, a tall dark cum* Iplexioiied nun appeared. He looked so much | different from the ordinary Uible agent that drop** in on water tank towns in search of puckers, and as he *tated himself nearby and L*ked for Mr - we dropped the bread hook* iroiti the reverse lever of the Renting 11 *n instantly and with some astonishment, say nig that tin* would 1* your man if the handle j were amputated, but subsequently, as we cir * v annotated on the *wi\cl chair and directed |tlie kaleidoscopes upon hi-* peculiar exterior, | the admission was made that he had reached the desired apartment. I have a mes-age f-*r you,” said the strang ler. "and w ill you please step out into the hgll way where I may convey it.” lie said with a Fort lb-arborn smile. As we complied with ho, request, he said “I am Post Office Inspec tor i allihan. and I have a warrant for your -rre*t. and further I will have to make a search of your apartments and departmeata." "Cer tainly." we replied; “reverse yourself, and if any assistance is desired, we shall be at your -ervice.” As the operations developed, and while Cal hhan wa* -uking a search, the door again •wung open, and two more str agers arrived on the scene. “I am Fairchilds, an ageat from the federal court/* said one of theai at he read a document tWt his masters had entreat ed to him for excels'<m. and the third mn said nothing at all in the way of iatrodactioa He w as a coarse, sturdy, simply latrueive lath ing fellow, and thus attracted the i lion during our visit with the i Callihan was nakig «hak **• thing, that he **«: How Ipng don't they hit* tW elHice in i «l.» yon get the money far aUlkinf had bran valtafied that any and lion that ha defend woaM not 1 h* gated upon ant of the i a pirtara that wa heve pot ia a place, bordered with a trimming g| 1 color, and a* be gaaad at it i quirrd ronrtcoaaly, -Who ia .wrrrd thr qar.tion, and ha twang greetively and .aid, “Yet?" “Why. Wnrtt Gena Debe." wr taid enthatieMically, afed I hr dropped a (rant of daagafe aad ha < frit that hit tparklcra bad batn looking upon a piece of photogrtpfeil apggfc reprrtenting thr real rartlntiaa. After CglS* han had brrn a.krd to taka a few of the mite bomb, that hava canted the Old to awakrn to action, the inquititive | physical vi.ion wat rr.torrd, and bring uaartd that be could ttand in one position tea tfen post office department, nailing department ' circnlatKin. managing, bo.inrt., editorial. Can* adian. and all other aiircllanrout depart ; mmt. of the Strike Balttlia. the ibret that hap aggravated the lllinoit Central, all within thn '• rircumfrrtnea of tan feat, ha laid fat a mien 'V of deep meditation, “thia It tamt dnp* _ *i5 Denver The tntlrtnent rumor, are making the tcaba hit the high apoti ia Denver. Even thongk they are only teaks. they are bright rnnagh to under.land that tomethmg more than maru rumor will develop in the not far dietaat fw tate. Bti.tne.. for the company here la on the bum and scab workman thiprdoet aot hold up. L'pon making several trip, after leaving the .Imps the engine, are done for aad renal be tent bark to the bull pen again, where they again undergo a data of treatment which does them no good. The .hop* and .hop yard, are full of dead engiaea, many of which have hern robbed, leaving nothing hat the tkcletont. They will »tand thus at monument, of the crude tyvtem until the war it over and the union men get btek on the Job. Let every point on the »truck road, get together in the movement with more rim than evrr before, and work for the one common intereit and the strike will toon arrive at a period of euecetaful ter* miration.