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VOL XUL NO. 260 WHITES PULLMAN.! Gov. Altgeld Lays the Situa tion Before Him. His Attention Called to the Suffering of His Men. The Duke So Far Has Ig nored the Information. The State Executive There upon Promises Relief. Frightful Threshing Machine Accident Near Rockford. General Drift of the Day's 1 Iappenings. CinrAoo. An;;. 21 Gov. Altgeld written to George M. Pullman, ( litHninp the desperate condition of n:";iir at 1'ullman, and asking for a cniifi'renpc: but Pullman does not re. j !;.. The governor has assured the 1'i i niait committee that immediate p'iirf bn furnished, but refuses ti say how at present. fatal TlirrhlnK Machine Accident. 1:.ckkoki, 111., Aug. 21 A thresh in,' iiigini nn Hiram Berksmith's f irm, south of ltyron, 111., exploded thi morniug. Burksmith was blown t.' pieces. Andrew liose was fatally injured, as were a boy named Khman ami three other farm hands. A flv wheel on the engine was blown 500 feet. Korean Mlnl.tnra l.mve for Home. W.xMitnuTnx, Aug. 21 Yesung Sin., the Korean minister, and Jarng N n.gh:in. secretary of the lega ti 'ii. left Washington this morning f'r I'hieago, on their way home. They will leave San Francisco on the -"'th. and expect to roach Yokohonia a'Kiitt tho middle of September. llrlttannla Wins. Svh-tii SF., Aug. 21 The Brit- t:;tmia and Satanita starred in the rtie this morning under the auspices c( tli? Royal Albert Yacht club, the L Mir lcing same as that sailed res tiT !:iy. The Krittannia won. ELEVEN THOUSAND OUT. Ornerai airlka of Cart tun Operatives at rm llrllirtl, Mass. N:-. UcJirouu, Aug. ai. The cotton oKT:itirs Iwgao their general strike, and M'urly U.WKJuro Idle. Tiie Machinery of I'm Lve uf the twisutv-scvi-n mills in thu city i.i la oiutirm, and it in thought tuut ! mill will soon be shut down with tim i.tlii-rj. Tue manufacturer huve i. ithina to ay, but thu notice of a rciluc ti"U u.ain-u wiiictt the hulp rebel are still !! .0. Secretary lto ut tue tepiniwra iiuiu:i slated tUut tiie members ot Lib uu i ii i.ii l liuud up fur u lung struggle, und c ii, li li'Utly exnected tuaC it would be of MinUlri I1m-um a Verdict. M.vn, Ne'j.. AuM. 21. -The verdict iu tin- Major WortU court-martial, ac-quit-tin tun major fur having ordered l'rivuto iil irtiuMt lo nfla prnctico ou Sunday, jt.iv .kd ijuite a number of sermons I Omuuii clergymen. With ona or t t'Xt.f.tloiu it wus generally de Ii'iiiiiumI u a slap at the imp.-r oliserv inue of the Lord's dny by tlie uriny uud 'i. I'Miitrd ua au vxaiuplu likely to pro lain U burui. It was further tlo i . T- tu be limit tier iuntuuce of ollkurs ft.ni.iiii totrether iu the oppression of thu J;;vie soi.in.-r. I orty-l ituym Without food. Ii::Mson, lex , Aug. Sfl. A remarkable t .ikc uf Ilia sustained withuut uuurish i.i' iit i iuj!liiii? the physicians ut Hells, .tlr. Maritime lucks of that town has ii 'i t.wt.U luod for forty-six days and "iily drinks water at night. The water L i" to !, drawn from the well in her pres-rm.-f, no that she can assure hersulf thiit it l.m i.ot been tnniered with. When urged fneiituhe replies thnt the liord will pro nr and oriuit her through, bhu is believed to be demented. Coney' Meat 1'luu of Attack. .MaskILLon, O., Aug. SI. J. S. Coxey "tiuouueet that the iproposcd Labor Dny f laiiuiiiwual demonstation in Washing ton imi. been abundoiied and that the next ii'tauk ou the Capilul will be uiailc in bi 'inlicr wLun congress rouiutenibU-s. A l'n.,u Btrijie uuiforiu bus been adopted for tlie "uriuy," aud liruwue is now wcuriug i;. The referendum has been added tu t.,u Im.iic jiriucijik's of the movement on! t:ii- wln.lt! eutvrirUu has been reoruuiE'.'d Mtu n coiistitutn.il and liy-luws. The v.-orl I'hrist has been droiied from the t::le nut of deference to the feeling of iiiuitiuilerstutidiug." II ml Keuiion to Want Divorce. hlotx Falls, S. V., Aug. 21. A decree (f divorce has been granted to Joseph liatilmrker, ot this city, from his wife M iri.'tta Khnnlxirker, who livos on a farm v itti her children near Luuauuu, Potter county, thin state, llo cluitns that there i a syntetuutic uttenipt made by bis wife ona children, together with a lover of one f the girls, to get him out of the way, and t'l.it on severul occasions bis food was P ioned, but only enough to make him "itk. huy Congr Will Ailjonra tint Satnr.loy. A.-.Tioo, Wis., Aug. 21. Congressman Thoinns Lynch has arrived at bis home ami bceu warmly welcomed by his family mid friend, lie does not ajipear to be in tlie Iw-it of health aud wim advised by physicians to come home, lie says that very little remains to be done at Wash ington mid that cougress will adjourn .UuriUj, AUi. '. Iu rvfereuce to bis b-uiiacaudidaU for reflection be said; Ihat seeius to be the talk." EMMA G0LD RECEPTION Her Sfteeveh nrvntrd to an Attack Trioe W ho Sent nr l'n. iui.K, Anjf. yi. a reception was' KiTea unit Uoldman at the Thalia thea tre, which nearly 3,001 persons attended. The affair was ,renerully tame and the special force of detectives detailed to ww:n me proceedings had tfothing to do. CharlcsWilfred Mowbray, the English nn nrchist, was also present and preceded Enitun fioldmaii by a spceeh in which he eulogized her heroism and self-sacrifice. Speaking of the police he remarked: "The police exist for boodle. They are here to protect thieves of associated society from jilun.ler of the poor workers." When Emma Goldman came to the platform there was a great burst of ap plause. Her speech was chiefly devoted to a rancorous attack upon all who were concerned in her prosecution, conviction and imiirisonnietit. Imacine the prose tjon ot a woman for tnlkiiiR," she began. "Anarchy was prosecuted Oct. 5, 1SJ3, in the court of general sessions. It, was really the right, of free speech that was prosecuted. The country is today seeking aid of the old continent to help them get rid of anarchy. Who do they get to help them ThoM) hiteful Irish and the de ceitiul English." THE RUSSIAN THISTLE. Its Aripenranre ami Spread In New Local ities ilow to Krail Irate It. Wasiiim.ton, Aug. 21. The division of bntatiy in the United States department of agriculture is iu receipt of authentic advices on the njipcariince of the Russian thistle in varions new localities. Bulle- ored maps showing the,trritory in which i. i i i i ... i . iiau oeeu loiiiiu iu uiti close oi if has been reported from the following places: Hammond, Luke county, Iudl; Cannon Falls, Goodhue cofluty, Arinn.; Marshall, Lyon county, Minn.; North western, Jetferson county. Neb.; Ulue Hill, Webster county. Neb.; Stockville, Frontier county. Xeb.; Parks, Dundy cotiuty, Xeb.; Iarialle, Veld county. Col.; Xanipa, Ada county, Ida., and Manitoba, Can. Iu ulmost all these localities it has rppeared only along the line of railroads, nud, with the exception of Xnmpa, Ida., is now oflioiully rejorted for the first time. From about. Aug. 15 to Sept. 1 the Ilus siun thistle begins to jiroduce its seed, and, being an annual, the effectual method of checking its prepress is to kill tho plant by cutting, plowing and har rowiug during or before this time. In the case of wheat tields which are already in fested the grain should be harvested as early as jioseihle, the stubble left long, the wtiole field mowed close to the grouud, aud after a few days drying burned over. Fields thickly infested may require in ad dition plowing nud thorough harrowing. A copy if bulletin No. 15 will be for warded to any applicant, and a specimen of any jilnnt sudjiuscd to be the Kussian thistle will be jiositively identified upon receipt by the department of agriculture. Was Too Mneh for Mr. Gerike. ALBANY, Au,. 1:1. Frederick Gerike, 50 years of age, hanged himself from a sky light ut his residence. His revolver lay uenr at hand. A story connecting bis name with t hut of a married v.-omau at Grecnbush was circulated recently, and the matter so preyed upon his mind that he brought it before his lodge, askiug them to give him a certificate of charac ter. The members made light of the re port and at every opiiortunity for a month past his friend- have twitted him about being a gay Lot liario. J-'ire at an Insane Asylum. Toledo, O., Aug. 1 The industrial building ut the insane usylum caught fire just ns i. bout fifty fenuila iniiinU-s had begun work in the weekly washing lor the entire institution. There was a scene of confusion for a few tniuutes, but the wo men were all removed safely. The fire department of the asylum, with nn en gine from the city sulxlued the flames, but the building was seriously damaged. It is fully insured. The principal loss was the clothing, sheets, etc., for the institu tion, iuuiules aud attendants, which was all destroyed. The fire wus caused by spontaneous combustion. Captain Anson's i'ather Very 111. Nkw Yoi:k, Aug. 21. Captaiu Ansou has left Xew York for Marshalltowu, la., whither he was summoned by a dispatch announcing the dangerous illness of his father, the ex-mayor uf that j.lace. Cap tain Ansou did not know how long he would be detained. His father is nearly 7U years old and has been ailing some time. "A iest's prosperity lies In the ear Of him that hears it. octcx in the toDf-ae Of h!tn that make it." Shakespeare. So n atter haw well ord d this paragraph may be, ltd nselnlnoes depends npon lbs reader. It is written to tell the sufferer f r. m dj spepfia, Ue ranfd liver, failure blood, constipation, head achc, di nrcssmu, rcrvon!"nc8 and other troubles that Ir. K. V. Pierce's l'lea-ant l'clle's will cure him iirckly rnd t:ioroui;hly. They work ailloly but efficiently 1 hey put blood and bowilp rirht . elear the hrnln and Invigorate the who' syMent. llealera every where. 1 IP. imr:l ik - The A. R. U. Leader Before the Labor Commission. TELLS THE STOBY OF THE STEIKE. tppeal from the Fullman Employes and Why It Was Responded To A Conspir acy Between the Rnllway Managers to Reduce Wages Generally a Contribu tory Canse of the Trouble All Violence and Intimidation Disclaimed. Chicago, Aug. 21. George M. Pullman, has been asked to appear before the labor commission to give testimony as to the difficulty between himself and his em ployes. It was said that Chairman Wright, of the labor commission, hnd a personal interv.iw on Saturday with Tullman. and iuformed him that he would be reonestfd to testify. Wright positively refused to give at this time any information as to what witnesses the commission might call before it. Whether Pullman had acceded to or declined to comply with the request, and what courss t he commission wonld pursue in the event of Pullman proving contumacious, wonM all appear in proper time in the proceedings of the commission. It was said also that requests similar to that sent to Pullman were sent to ssveral of the general managers. " Star Witness on the Labor Side. E Y. Debs, president of the A. U. TJ., was the star witness of the day. He said he was informed early in May. while at Terre Haute, of the coming troubles at Pullman and as the A. H. V. had just won the strike on the Great Northern he was afraid the men were incline I to be rash; so lie carne to Chicago, examined the situ ation nt Pullman, and "after my investi gation I was satisfied that tho employes were justified in strikimr, and I resolved as president of the American Hallway union to do all in my power, under the law and in ju-al e, to right the wrongs of those people." He then told over again ths Listory of the strike as others had told it. He called the commission's spe cial attention to the fact that all sessions of the American- Railway Union conven tion were held with open doors, the repre sentatives of the prjss being present. Comes to the l'ith of His Testimony. Witness then reached the pith of what he had to say. The strikes on the railways were not due solely to the Pullman trouble, but tiie railroad men bad grievances of their own. Before the World's fair there hnd been rumors of strikes, but the American Railway Union aud other railroad organizations issued or ders to their members that there must, b? no strike or trouble during the World's fair period. The railroads promised, by implication nt. least, Delis said, to iucrca.se the employes wages af Ur the fair as a reward for their faithful serv-ce during the henvy business of the exposition. Instead oi tuis wages were steadilv and svstem- H sairallr reaBsun-.'1 o,.m rvnti trntn a Chi- cngo paper of May U1, isitt, announcing tho original formation of the Managers association, and commented uimiu the language used, claiming that the rail ways bad combined to stop sympathetic strikes long before the American Il iilway Union was organized. Fight Against OrganiEpd L-ibor. It was also set out in t he article Tead by Debs that the General Managers had or ganized to continue in resistance to or gauized labor, and they promised that whenever there was a striae on one road the other roads would come to it assist ance with men, equipment and money. This was a plan, Debs contended, to drive organized lubor out of existence, aud showed that this orgaaizat ion was effect ed two niontl.s before the American Rail way Union was instituted. The railroads at once begau to reduce wages, coutiuued Debs. The cuts were not made by whole sale. Only one road at a time and iu only cue department ou a Una was the reduc tion made. Ir. begun with reduction of pay of the section hauds of the Louisville and Nushvillu system to a point where the men could earn only CTJJ cents a day. Other reductions on other roads followed. Men Were Ripe for a Ktrik'r. The reduction of pay ou the Great North ern was submitted to a board of arbitra tion consisting of fourteen disinterested business men of St. Paul, who decided iu favor of the meu tin every point aud restored to them Sl-U.Tod a month wages which had been taken away from theni by the reduction of President Hill. Oil the Union Pacific road Judge Caldwell ordered the pay of the men restoreil, aud charac terized the reduction as au outrage. These two instances made the men ou other roads think that the reductions of pay to which they were forced lo submit were unjust. "Ketice the men were ripe and uuxious to do something when they came to the convention," said Debs. HE COULDN'T ORDER STRIKES. Denial That A. IU l: Men Iid Any Iutirul dation or Were Riotous. Stiil they wouldn't have struck if it had not been for the Pullman trouble. Debs emphasized the statement thnt he could not order strikes; that be had no voice iu ordering them, but if be had been so empowered he would have ordered the l ite strike. No A. R. U. men were guilty of intimidation or violence; it was against their principles. The telegrams credited to him were not written by him, but by others and his name sixued to them lie cause they would go cheaper by wire. He did not dictate or have anything to do with those credited to him and suggestive of violence. The celebrated "buy a guu" telegram was sent by a secretary aud the expression was meant for humor. Commissioner Wright asked Debs many questions as to whether notice of the lioy cott was served on the railroad companies, aud inquired ntiout the date of the resolu tion by tho general managers that t hey would resist tiie boycott, and the witness replied that the resolution was adopted on Juue U5, four days after the adoption of the American Railway Union resolu tion to boycott Pullman cars. This was considered as a recognition by the general managers of the boycott resolution, "Five days after the stri ke was declared we bad the railroads completely beaten and at our mercy, as we believed," con tinued he. "They were paralyzed. They could not get meu to take the places of our men who were out. Theu I aud my associate oflicials wn served with a sweeping injunction issued by the United States courts restraining us from perform ing pur functions asofficiuls of the Araeri- BOCK ISLAND, ILL., 1UESDAY, AUGUST (can nanwsjy Union. Similar in junctions wen: in-tueu at an terminal points. "A few d:iys afterward we were arrested for alleged contempt of court. We were uunble to direct the men and that de- leaieu tne strike. It was not the army, not the soldiers, not the older organizations. miw nf .1,.. TTfittal St.... courts. A "strike is a war not neces sarily of blood or bullets, but a war inas' much as it is a conflict between the op posed classes in interest, and when our men lost their leaders they were de moralized and this b-it " He then com plained that when Gju"iI Miles re turned to the city from his vacation he went to see the general managers, and was next quoted as sayiug be had broken 1 lie backbone of the strike. All this "vulgarly out of pbici " was The G'-ncral Managers association had finally refused to e pt an olive branch, even.from the A. R. U. In fact they were reported to have adopted a resolution to crn-h out the A. It. V. 4,Ei-ery telegram we sent seems to have been public prop erty, but we hsve not been able to get a single one of the telegrams that passed between the general managers and Attor ney General Oiney," said he. "If we could do so we think we Could prove every state ment male b:'re." D-bs read from the American Riilway Union constitution clauses declaring opposition to strikes, lockouts and boycotts and viuleuce and disorder, lie admitted that there shonld be a pro vision ior the pecifie punishment of mem bers violating these provisious and that the order should take means to detect violators of the law. The means taken tc prevent violence was to a lviso metuliers not to commit it; they were told that they bad not hing to siu by violence becau-e that would result in calling out the troops. The A. R. l did not. objct to stats troors, but protested against federal troops. A. it. U. men were also taught not to intimidate. "We told our men that we had the right to quit work and tUiTe our riuhts alo luteiy ceased; that other men had the ab solute right to take their places and that uny one interfering with them should U punished by onr order and the civil law." " hen yon s.iy 'strike' you mean cott'?'' asked Commissioner Kernan. "boy- "Yes. I believe I do. but 1 do not likt the word lioycutl and 1 never use it if lean avoid it, U-ciusc there is a wide and deep seated hostility in this couutry to the word 'boycott.' " At one time dnring the cxi minntion I h-bs remarked: "It can be proved that a fireman wus conilleU to go to work at the point of a federal bayonet." "How can it lie proved?'' asked Conimis missioner Wright. "By the nrin who wus forced." "Who used the compulsion?" "A federal soldier." He was rcqnestnl to have the fireman brought before the commission and gave instructions to have it done. Itcume out iu the course of bis testi mony that Debs will inside of three days propose to all organized railway la'oor a consolidation into one body, which is tu meet aud tl ret au entirely new set ol ofiicj-rs. He went over the attempt to ob-taiu-the n-op ruu of the outside labor unions and ile failura and snid that ut the present time the labor leaders were not on the best of terms with each ot tier. Parks' Tea clears the complexion. Mrs. X. Mevette, of Lo Roy. X. Y.. sars: -I have used Parks Tea and find it the best remedy I have ever tried." Sold by Hartz & Ulleiuevcr NJMST m BEST. P0U KDS,20 t. HALVES,I0$. QUARTERNS. MOVED. We are now at 1610 Second Avenue. KOHN & ADLER Wholesale Liquors. IiOUXS E.X7QX.I3T, Successor f H. WHSPT.) Merchant -:- Tailor, Writ and Workmanship tinmr- aoteeri the. Jfcsat C' waning vni impairing Done. POWDER.' 21, 1S94 More Room The London A GREAT MEN'S $5 - Our windows the store. THE LONDON Store. Blue Front. Have You Money To Invest? 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