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__ ■ JUL Ml_ STRIKE-BULLETIN JhUnl m Maned claaa —liar lia. 1. -1111. at tfe* peat aCBa* at Cltalea. III., under iha act of March t. lift. V«L1 CLINTON, ILUNOM,JUNK 24,1*11 N*.» In The Under Currents Since the inception of the strike on the Illinois Central and Harriman lines, the managements have attempted by every conceivable method to break tbe ranks of the strikers. All their efforts in the past have failed, and if those on atrike con tinue to exercise the same vigilance, the companies will fail in everything they un dertake along this line in the future. Those who have kept themaelvea up to date on the strike realize fully that the companiaa an whippsd—that they must surrender to tbe tncu on strike if they cannot break up their organ!mtlon. The companies alao realize their |K>aition and they are now taking thair last chanoa. .lust now the companies are working in tha undar-curronts on this last chance. A portion of that element in the lalsir movement which ha* sacrificed nothing in this strike is now engaged in a mission that has for its object the adoption of a compromise settlement—a settlement that would apply only to cer tain divisions of those on strlka. However, the salaried ikataa who are engineer ing the project in the interests of the companion will awaken to the fact that all of their prestige as leader! will have no effect ti|sin those who have fought this strike as they have sacrificed too much to submit to any kind of compromise. The issue on the struck roads must he fought until the principle for which the men are on atrike—the right to organize and legislate for their conditions along federated lines—is recognized. Every workingman who is a part of this move ment, who has hel|>ed to finauee this atrike or a part of the movement on strike, has a right to join in and protaat against anything in the way of a settlement that does not imply a solid federated agreement. Any encroachments upon this princi ple wiU result in ultimate failure, and the hardships anil battles that have been endured hy the men on the struck roads will have to lie fought over again by others in the future. The strike on the Illinois Central and Harriman lines is won. aa far aa the strikers are concerned. The condition of the companies' equipment and finances is such that thay mast give up. The akatea who are working in the uadar-enr rents, advocating settlements with individual organizations, or settlements that do not comprise all the struck roads at the same time, are nothing but the hired tools of the railroad companiaa, and the fact that they wear a onion label aad draw sal. arias from tha treasury of soma International association does not entitle them to any better reception than would be given the companies' common henchmen. The men themaelves are making the only sacrifices in this strike. They are willing to make further sacrifices for an honorable settlement, as they well realize that upon the aueeeaaful termination of this strike rests tbe future wellfare of thoae engaged in the railroad industry. However, those who are now trying to shape new developments have advanced the false idea that they are making sacrifices, bat not mneh. In conclusion we can only any that some abate who is advocating a compromise is M* working fta tha andar-enrranto. The Diamond Special The Illinois Central Chicago-St. Louis train, known as the "Diamond Ipcill," was held up recently near Springfield, III. The hold up waa pulled off by two men who were armed and masked At a midnight hour they crawled up over the tank of the big engine and instructed the engineer to stop the train; the firaman waa ordered to disconnect the express ear from the root of the train, and they than pulled it several miles np the track, leaving the rest of tho train standing. The conductor as well as the passengers paid little attention to tho fact that they had come to a stop out in the country, for country crossing stops are.a frequent oc currence on the Illinois, so nothing extraordinary waa suspected. The train robbers stopped the exprem ear at an advantageous spot and or dered the expreos messengers to open the doors, as they wanted to perform an op eration upon the safe. The messengers refused to open the doors, so the train rob bers began preparations to blow the entire express car over into the corn fields. The engineer told the men in the car what was going to take place, so they opened the big door gnd marched out with their hands np. The exprem messengers and engineer and fireman were lined np along the track under the care of one of the robbers, while the other was busy blowing ths safa and relieving it of its contents of $30,000.00. In the meantime a riot cal) had been scut to Springfield for the sheriff and his men The first to arrive at the scene of the operations was accompnied by a newspaper man and a riot gun. Rut Mr. Robber, who was standing guard over the exprem messengers and the engine crew, simply informed this officer of the law that such s weapon was a dangerous instrument in his hands and told him to baud it over, as be had s better use for it. The officer of the law instantly complied, and he and the adventurous newspaper man were then lined up with the rest of those held in captivity. After the safe was blown and the thirty thousand strapped together, the tale blowers, in company with the engineer, took possession of the engine and started oat for another joy ride, leaving the rest of them at liberty to entertain them selves with the lone exprem ear, which had been relieved of til the money )t con tained. The engineer was asked for a few pointers on how to run an engine and while they were running 2A miles an hour he was asked to drop off as his services could be dispensed with. Later the engine waa found on the outskirts of Spring field where the safe blowers had left it, and now the Illinois Central and the Amer ican Exprem company are looking for the two midnight callers who were kind enough to relieve them of the thirty thousand dollars. The Illinois Central admits that the train was held up, but denies that the rob bers got the money. It is bad policy to advertise the fact that it was relieved of such a largo amount of money. On an occasion of this kind this information is al ways suppressed. Train robberies occur quite frequently and just as frequently it is anid that the robbers wert unsuccessful iu getting the money, but nrsrthslms these robbers got tho Xtenoy. TTte affair eauaed intense exeitement and yet it was only the small sum of $30,000.00 that changed hands. Ths Illinois Central has been relieved of one bun. drad million dollars mnee tho strike of the chop men by safe blowers and midnight dynamiter*. Bat the one hundred million dollar haul waa so big that it was con sidered respectable. If the two flames of rohban are to be judged, it must be ad mitted that they are both dangerous to be at large, hot between the train robbers •ml the Illinois Central officials who have squandered many millions, the ones who demand the moat respect are the train robbcn who pulled off the little job of hold ing up the Diamond Special. The General Strike (By A. B. Turnbull.) Twenty.one months ago, the shop men on the Illinois Central and Harriiuan lines were forced to go on strike because conditions in the shope had become unbearable. The managers of the railroads told the men to either take what they were getting or go out, and they want, rather than submit to the Csar like treat ment of the corporations. The strikers have fought s gallant battle in the face of all the capital and ob stacles against them. Although deprived of everything hut their principle and barely enough to keep body and sold together, the men have put up a fight against the railroad corporations thst will go down in history of the dmsrinaa labor move ment. You who are working under fair conditions, which are the result of the fight that has been put up on the struck roads, are you willing to carry out the motto, "Unitod wa stand; divided wo faUf" Ho you realize that "An Injury to one is an injury to all?" If so. let ue get together into an# big federation and stnka to gether. We can then accomplish our purpose in s short time. Is it not about time that we get together into oaa Mg union—in one ootid mess and deliver the crash ing blow by a general strike? TO THE CAPITALIST CLASS. • By Ous. C. (humify ) In slavery we have worked until nearly dead In order for you to h^ard wealth and be well fed You have watched u* with a mocking ‘•mile Die in poverty and hungrr all the while There's n«*t a dollar you have received in all your wraith But what it ha* not impaired **»mc workman's health We have toiled for you when our life wa* at its bc*t In order that >t»u might <>n crimson wool en* joy your rc*t If the price you demand for your unlawful wealth is just “Good God,** it has been bought without a murmur from u«. In your ha*te to have the mines to give up] more coal. The life of the poor miner has to pay for your goal. There never occur* a wreck or an accident now That dors not bring lines of pain to our poor family's brow Linik at our death record; it is an amazing shame. When we have to give our life to bring you fame. If you had a *park of humanity coursing through your vein** You would make our life happy, instead of filling it with pain But. if for your accursed wealth this is the price you demand. “Good God." »( have paid you without making a viand We have labored hard to feed, clothe and keep you in vtate. For it veemv that we uere doomed to live vuch a fate In olden dayi you chained uv to make u> do at we were told; At the prevent time we are put in jail by Iht lawt you control. With your atrocity you have pertecuted ui at long at you dare. And tnll we are told that it’t your legal share. You revel in the wealth made by our hand* And laugh at ut when we make our demands. 1A destitution and misery be the price jrou da* maud from our daas. Then, “tbaak Ood." we have paid you at last SNAPS ARM BONB TO OBTAIN NAMB Sparta I OMcar and Malaoa Suairh Hava Traw Ma at Hsadguansn — UstMa to Attawd Htaring Pracaadhtgt an Traapaaa Chargi Pattpsnid aa Basok at Informs ta Pafstid ant—Varying Atcaoom af MMnky. (From ChaApaign Press.) With hit left arm fractured at the elbow and hit right arm severely wrenched. Nelson Btuick. a prominent citizen, is suffering con siderably today at hit home. 1004 South Third sttert. He received hit injunct Saturday night when Special Officer Phillips of the II* liaoit Central attempted to compel Mr. Busick. wbo had been arretted for tilting on the iron railing east of the depot, to give hia real name at police headquartert. Mr. Buxick gave bond fie hit appearance this afternoon at t. but his phycician said he would be unable to leave the houve, and the hearing was postponed. Mr. Busick's Version. This morning Mr. liuzick had the following to vay concerning the manner in which he wav injured “I wav sitting on the iron railing east of the depot about # o't lock Saturday evening I wav expecting a man along whom 1 wanted to vee I had been there only a few minutes when Phillips fame along and told me to ‘get up ' I didn t see any star on him, and thought he was somebody trying to fool me Hut I went with him to the other side of the depot. Then he said that I'd have to go to the sta tion with him I naturally didn't want to do that, and vaid ‘Here, let's talk this matter over a minute.' He wouldn't listen to any thing. and kept twisting my arm I had to grapple with him to keep him from breaking it Then he got me down on the ground, but I threw him off. He yelled for help, and an other fellow came 1 knew hr wav a police man. because he had a star on his cost. I got up then and went with the two men to the police station. Both Phillips and this other fellow (C. A. Scott) kept hold of my arms. "Well, we got t<> the station. They aaked me for my name, and I said ‘John Brown.' 'No. that’s not your name,' Phillips said. ‘Well, I don't rare to give my right name,' I an swered. 'Well, but IH make you give your right name,' he kept on saying, and began to twist my arm again. 1 struggled with him. and while Scott held my arm Phillips brought all hiv muscle to bear on my left. The bone snapped somewhere near the elbow," Tbrsntsns Lawsuit. When asked i( he intended to bring suit against the city or railroad company, Mr. Bu zick replied that he would “bring suit against someone." He considers the arrest entirely uncalled (or, and vigorously protests against the idea that he whs trespassing on Illinois Central property. An x-ray photograph of his elbow is to be taken Tuesday. He was attended this morning by Doctors Kanher, Gray and Dallenbach. Officer Phillips' reported account of the trouble says that Mr Ruzick protested about getting up from the iron railing, asking why "all of those other people sitting around weren't fired off too.” The report farther says that Mr. Bunck not only had Phillips down, but that he resisted the officers all the way to the police station. ~A man who happened to sec the affair," stated Mr. Bnxkk thia morning, “said that it was the most brutal arrest be hud ever stem." TWO MBH INJUKKD When Wreck Ocean aa the Dlhsafa Carnal Nan Hdjrffs. EDDYVILLt, Ky. June li.—A doable header, consisting of two big locomotives and a caboose, figured in a wreck on the Illinois Central at this place. One of the locomotives and its tender slid down the thirty-foot em bankment forming the approach to the con crete bridge, causing a regular landslide. Three men were injured, two of them ser iously, as follows: W. W. Watson, fireman, Princeton, Ky, in jured about the buck. E. H. Walker, engineer, dislocated ahonldcr. J. J. Coyle, conductor, hurt about the bead. Traffic was delayed for several Hours.