The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, July 11, 1894, Image 1

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Promptly Indicted by the Fed
eral Grand Jury Charged
with Conspiracy.
Eut the Order to Strike Is Couched in
Llore Conciliatory Tone.
The Concensus of Conservative Opin
ion Seems to Bo That the Refusal
of the Pullman Company to Refer
the Original Dispute to a Committee
of Arbitration Has Opened the Door
to Difficulties More Weighty Than
Any Yet Encountered Judge Gross
cup's Pointed Charge to the Grand
Jury Followed by Speedy Indict
mentIncidents of the Crucial Day
in the Labor War's History.
Chicago, July 10.
PEBS, Howard, Roger, Keliher
and several other strika leaders
have been indicted for conspir
acy ly tht! federal grand jury and, ea
tere.l bail in District Attorney Mil
christ's office. They took tbeir arrest
coolly and there whs none of the ex
pected excitement
The couiittee appointed ly the mass
m-etlug of trades unions iield Sunday
uigU to arrango fur the arbitration of
the Puliman boycott failing to do
which by 4 o'clock today a general j
strike was to be ordered, reported this
afternoon that their efforts had failed j
and the trades unions were left to
carry ont the decision of the meeting
and declare a general strike. The
strike was declared at midnight a
strike involving not less than 150,000
Evontful Developments Follow Each
Other in Rap d Succ.s.lon.
Chicago, July 10. There is no dls
niaiiiir the fac: that the local situa
ion tonizht in the labor troubles is
more grave than it has been nt any
tiuiH since two weeks ago this noon,
when the American Kailwav union is
sued it boycott against the rolling
sti ck of the Pullman Car company with
the view of enforcing the demands of
the strikers at the town of Pullman.
TMs is not the view of the alarmist or
of the biased idea of the radicals among
the striking element, It is the opinion
entertained tonight among all classes
of the community, which are looki g
forward witii fear and apprehension to
what the night or another day may
tiring forth.
There was that same feeling of un
rest and foreboding in the air that
those who have witnessed uprisings on
the pp.rt of the m isses in England and
on the continent remember full wnll.
There wero three times as many people
cm the streets today as were to be seen
on any (lay for many months past.
Ninc-tontln of them, men and women
iilike, displayed some emblem, The
r, "jorlty wore ths white ribbon, em
tii mat ic of sympathy with the strikers,
fl'id against the use of which the white
ribboners of the Women's Christian
TVraperauce nnion have made a fervent
but apparently ineffectual protest.
Silken miniatures of the Stars and
Stripes, too.mado their appearance this
morning and before noon they were to
b seen by the thousands, serving the
purpose of bnttoniers or being pinned
to I roasts. It many instnnoes these
emblems of loyalty to tbe national gov
ernment, the silent testimony of the
wearer to the fact that he was pre
pared to support and vindicate the
inns of the cosntry, was fastened with
the significant bronze button of the
Grand Army of the Republic.
Many others discarding tbe wbite
rihhon and the Stars and Stripes
adopted as nn emhloin a tri-colored
piece of ribbon and which like the flag
Whs intended as an evidence of ttieir
Bhhesion to and support of the sover
eign power cf the land. It was signifi
ctmt also that the Stars and Stripts
were hoisted on scores of flag polos
both in tbe business and residence dis
trict that are generally bare except on
Fourth of July, Decoration Day and
Bimi'.ar national or local holidays. -
The people on the streets kept mov
ing. There was no congregation of
crowds, except about tbe military
Camps on the lake front and the gov
ernment building, and in tbe region of
the various headquarters of tbe labor
organizations, But ae they walked
thoy talked, and the present and future
tf the labor situation was the engross
ing topic. So it was at theolubs. in
the restaurants, in the saloons, and in
ill other places of putdio resort.
In commercial oircles tbore were la
mentations lend and do.p for retail
business of all kinds is in a state of
paralysis, and tbe wholesale trado is
raring but little if any better. Every
body agreed that affairs had been
wrought up to the hlgiest tension,
md that, to use the vernacular,
"something or other must speedily
flrop," to bring relief.
Although, tcome extent, it has be?n
' anticipated, the arrest of President
Debs and Ins associates was the eensa
lion of the r?.sy. The preside, of the
American Railway union and his col
leagues were brought in quietly and
without any of the lurid tiros or out
bursts of popular indignation that sen
sationalists had predicted. The federal
grand jury, composed almost entirely
of out-of-town residents, occupied l-ss
time than had boon expected in reach
iug the decision that the evidence pre
sented for its consideration was suffi
cient to justify the return of true bills
against the leaders of the uuiou. No
other result had been expected by those
who listened to tbe charge of Judge
Grosscup, and whll, although de
nounced with fury at tbe headquarters
of the various labor organisations to
uight, is generally commented in com
mercial and professional circles as a
masterly exposition of tbe line between
the legal and the justifiable uietbodsof
trades organizations and defiance of
tbe laws or rebellion against the au
thority of the United States.
The jurist took the ground emphati
cally that whilo the right of labor to
organizj could not be successfully at
tacked and that whilo it was the im
perishable right of a free mau to work
or quit work as he saw lit, and that
whilo moreover he was entitled to nil
the frnlts and strategy of work or of
cesiation from work, yet, at the same
time, trades orgnniz itious ure subject
to the snino laws as other associations,
that tbeir leaders are also subject to
the same laws governing all other
men and that no organization, nor
tbe leaders of such organization,
could witu impunity violate the laws
enacted for the government of inter
state commorcs or the protection of the
mails. It was a memorable scene when,
looking straight ahead, with finger
uplifted, and speaking in clear cut
'.ones, as though he would drive his
words like a dagger of steel iuto the
hearts of the jurymen, Judge Grose
cup said that the presont emergency
was to viudicate the law and that only,
and that if tbe law bad been violated
there should be quick, prompt and
udniuate indictuiout.
Vv neu the jury turned towards its
consulting cuamber there was not n
mau within reach of the judge's voice
that had not already made up his mind
that a return of tbe indictments
against tbe leaders of the union would
be as quick and prompt as those re
sponsible for the putting into opera
tion of the machinery of the federal
courts could possibly desire.
Organized labor Was prompt to strike
back nt tbe latest manifestation of
federal power and unthority. Hardly
had the word been fl ished across tho
half a mile of intervening ground be
tween the government building and
labor headquurters that indictments
had. been returned and warrants for
Dels and bis associates placed in the
hands of the officers of tbe law when
the committee appointed by tho
trade and labor associations of the
city to urge upon the Pull
man company the desirabil
ity of submitting the dispute with its
employes to arbitration, and which had
been endowed witu autocratic author
ity in the event of a refusal being re
turned, attached its signatures to the
ordor calling out every nnion man in
the city from midnight. Almost before
the ink was dry on this document,
General Master Workman Sovereign,
of the Knights of Labor, placed the of
ficial seal of the order npou a manifesto
addressed to members of the or
ganization throughout the country.
declaring that a crisis Had been
reached in the affairs of the nation
that ewdaneered the pence of the re
public, that the flimes of discord were
being pnrnoseiy lanned bv the railroad
corporations nt tho risk of the I no of
the government, and appealing to the
order and through it. to tbe whole pec
pie to lay down the implements of toil
for a short season, ana under the ban
nor of peace and with patriotic impulse
to create through peacabio assemblage
a nealtby public 1611111110111 in fav
or of tbe amicabio settlement of tbe
issues involved. Tbe manifesto was
couched in somewhat qualified terms
for while in one portion it appealed to
the order as tnougn its executive oil
cer was at the moment of writing 11
little doubtful of his ground or the
scodh of his authority, it later on
specifically requested the membership
not to return to its usual vocations un
til a settlement of tbe pending tronble
had been made known through authen
tic sources.
This order, or request, or whatever
it might be properly designated, was
wired at once to the officers of every
district assembly throughout the couu
try with instructions looking to its im
mediate transmission to executlvo
beads of each local assembly. The or
ganization of the Knights and its
means of communicating with the in
dividual members is o perfect that it
was the opinion at headquarters that
every Jinigbt of Labor 111 tho land
would be made acquainted with taeul
timatum by the midnight hour.
District Assembly No. 21. represent
ing every local assembly in Chicago
und surrounding towns was the first to
respond to the executive appeal, and
this evening ny loriual resolution it do
clared the duty of all members within
its jurisdiction to carry out the'sugges
tions it contained and at tbe same time
declared that during the crisis it was
the duty of all members of the order to
refrain from congregating upon the
street and to uso every endenvor to
maintain peace and order in the com
munity. Around town the news of the arrests,
while it intensified tho strained feel
ings already referred to, failed to pro
duo any pronounced manifestations
either of approval or indignation, i'eo
Die that had beon assuring 0110 another
that the urrest of Mr. would bi
the signal for a movement by the mas
ses upon tbe building in which he
might bo temporarily confined, proved
themselves false prophets. .
Although the announcement of the
arrests Were spread broadcast, by word
of mouth and through tbe extras of
evening papers, the interior and sur
roundings of the government bnilding
presented an appearance little different
to that of the usual rush and bustle
that characterizes the hour preceding
the closing of out of town mails
Probably not a hundred people were
attracted to the building by the news,
and those came mora as cnriosltr seek
ers than Imbued with a desire to wreak
vengeance by lifting tbe toppling old
1 ruin irom its shaky foundation.
The nrrestod men took tho situation
in a noiichaleut niood. No glittering
of fitoi'l bayonets or tramp of military
forces marked their progress to tho
govermneut buildings, nor were any
nandcnlls brought into requisition.
They came like tree citizens, joked and
laughed and enjoyed th hospitality of
the district attorney's office while wait
ing for bail, put thoir signatures to the
bunds an a matter of personal
recognizance and then returned to
their headquarters to resume the work
that had been temporarily interrupted.
Their re-uppeavance was the signal for
enthusiastic cheers and greeting from
the crowd in waiting, and which in tho
meantime had been venting its fury
over the arrests by denouncing the ac
tion of the government and hurling
maledictions upon tbe beads of those,
of the federal officers responsible for
the proceedings.
The reports isi-ud during tho day
from tho offices of the general mana
gers' association were of the usual
roseate hue, although in nearly every
oaso the statements made were fori i-
fijd bv facts and figure. Nearly ev
ery road reported an improvement in
through passenger traffic and 111 a few
cases a trilling movement toward rais
ing the freight blockade. It was ad
mitted that with acouploof exceptions
the suburban service of all the, roads is
sadly crippled if not at a standstill.
Iso oineial proclamations were isjued
during tho day from , assembly head
quarters in tho Pullman building. At
General Jules oiliou tonight tho condi
tion from the army standpoint was
characterized as one of absolute secur
ity. In the opinion of the genoral aud
his stall the force of regulars on the
scene is sufficient to cope with trouble
of nny dimension, without taking into
account tho operation of tbe 5.0O0 mem
bers of the militia of the small army of
United States deputy marshals and
otbxr police ifikers. Iu it nutshell tho
department of the Missouri, while not
lookiug for trouble, is amply prepared
for it.
The absolute and unqualified refusal
of Mr. Pullman to submit to a com
mittee, to le composed in part of
judges of the circuit courts, the qivs
uon or wnettier or not tnere was miy
thing in tbe dispute with bis exom
ployes that was worthy of be
ing submitted to arbitration, has
caused the intense feeling, mani
fested toward the magnate, to spread
to tens of thousands of people that
hitherto have either kept in the mid
die line or have bsen outspoken in
their advocicy of Pullman's position.
Newspapers also that have been sing
led out for the denunciation of
the strikers for their editorial
attitude iu the support of the
Pullman interests, are changing
ground And criticizing the head of
the corporation in 110 weak language.
Tho report was current tonight that
the directorsjof the Pullman Palace Car
company are on the brink of revolt
over the dictatorial policy of tbe presi
dent. Pullman's holdings in the com-
tiany aggregate less than -"00 000 out
of a total capital stock of lU.UDO.OUO.
The King of the Chaos and His Asso
ciates Give Bail in the Sum
Chicago, July 10. Eugene V. Debs,
president of tho American Railway
union; George W, Howard, vice presl-
dent; Sylvester Keliher, secretary; L.
W. Rogers, director and editor of the
Railway Times, and James Murwin,
an engineer, who is said to have thrown
a switch on tho Rock Island road some
time ago, endangering tho lives of
many persons, were arrested this after
uoon on warrants swora out pursuant
to indictmeuts issued by the federal
grand jury which conveued today nt 12
o clock. I ho lull list of IndiciniMti
were ss follows:
Eugono V. Dobs. Gonrgn W. Howard.
Rylvester Keliher, L. VV. Rogers, James
Murwin, Lloyd Jlotchkms, A. i'msyhnk,
II. Ellin, James Hammond, William Smith,
John Westorbrook, Kdward O'Neil, (Jha-.
Nailer. John Duff v. William AIcMnllin. K.
Hlielby. Fred Ketcham and John W.
All with tho exception of the first
four named had beeu arrested mid ar
raigned botore United States Cominis
sloner II iyne, prior to the rotnrning of
the indictments, and aro out on bail
T'hay ure accused of interfering with
the business of tho United States, ob
structing the mails, aud also of pre
venting mid hindering the execution of
tbe laws of the United states.
At the time the lubor leaders were
brought in Judg Woods was in cham
bers nnd Judi;e GrosBCupsoon followed.
There was a brief discussion as to the
amount of bond that would be satis
factory and the nmonnt was finally
fixed at 110.000 each. Friends
of Dobs immediately began to
scurry around nnd there was
a goneral movement on the part of
some of the prominent politicians to
assist in the causa. William Hk ikol,
William Fitzgerald, known as "Black
Bill." formerly the South town nssessor
and a luading Democratic politician,
William O'Brien, formerly partner of
Alderman Powers in tho saloon busi
ness, also a politician, were soon prom
enading the corridors of the federal
Ia the meantime Marshal Arnold's
men had been busy collecting evidence.
A subpoena duces tecum bud been is-
snod for J. C. Haitie, who is one of
U.'bs assistants In the American .Rail
way union bead qii:ir tors in the Ash
land block. D puly Marshal White
whs given thopaiierto serve and the
marshal's office elf ectod a junction with
the postal nutuorlties to make a clean
On entering tho room where the
office business of the American Rail
way union is conduct-id, the deputy
read the subpoena aud then the searoa
began. Tbe officers had a mail sack
and they gathered everything in sight
nnd thrown in a heap nnd thou the
private correspondence was gathered
in, The muss of confiscated matter was
taken to tbe federal building nnd care
fully depositel i i tbe vaults of tbe dis
trict attorney's office to be used in tbe
trial at the October term of court.
Attorney Miichrist in discussing the
legality of the seizure, declares that
Debs' personal letters will be returned
to him immediately and without any
Continued on Page 8. '
oruial Appeal to the Knights ot Labor to
Join the Strike.
They Are Compared to the Brigands
of Old Who Rob the Helpless Calls
Attention to the Fact That Pullman
Stock Is Still Valuable Knights Are
Implored to Stand Firm and Re
frain from Violence.
Chicago, July 10.
THE manifesto of Uoueral Mauter
Workman Sovereign to the
Knights of Lbor as issued to
night is us follows:
Chicago. Julv 10.
To the KuiL-htg cf Labor of America,
A crlbis has, been reached in tho nffnirs
ot this nation that endangers tho peace of
tuo rupuunc. Lvery 11 ore or our civil
structure is strained to tho breaking
point. The shadow of factional haired
hovers over our fair laud with terrible
Tho arrogant lash of snnoriority is be
ing amilied by tho corporations with ro-
It-ntle.s fury and the chasm betwoen tho
masses aud clusson is growing deeper aud
wider with each succeeding day. If ponce
is restored and this nation saved from ucts
repulsive to the conscience of Christian
people, there must be wise action aud that
Mucerely behoving that the flamns of
discord nro being fanned by tho railway
corporations at t Mo rik of tlie life of the
government, I tuko tho liberty to npponl
to you and through you to the conscience
of tho whole people imploring you to lay
down the implements of toil tor a nhon
session, aud tinder the banner of peace and
with a patrotic desire to piomoto
the public weifa e use tho power ot your
aggregated numbers through peaceable
HH-omblaL'CS to create a healthy public
seiuiuieut in favor of au amicable settle
ment of tho issues growing out of tbe re
cent strike of t e l'ullman employes and
you are further requested not to return to
your usual avocations until a settlement
of the pending troubles is rcndo known to
you through sonio authentic source.
In the present strained relations be
tween corporations is iuvolvod a priuciple
near and dear to all American citizuut,
the right of labor to present its
grievances to tbe - owuem and
representatives or corporations cap
ital. The Pullman company refuses
to nrbitruto the differences between itself
and its employes on tho ground tbnt cars
were built below cost, aud tlioroioie there
is nothing to arbitrate. But the con
clusion of evory unprejudiced mind must
be that ,11 nucli were tuo tacts it could
have no fear nt tho hands of an arbitration
lint the Pullman company goes further
in its autocratic policy than a refusal to
arbitrate, it has refused to join with
their men and the board of aldermen of
Chicago in a committee to discuss the
question as to whether there is nnythiug
to arbitrate or not nnd behind this auto
cratic policy Htauds the geuernl managers
association of the railway corporations.
backed by tho United States army as the
niders nnd abetters of this social crime.
Suppose tho Pullman company had in
vited organized labor to arbitrate, nnd or
ganized labor Had declined too invitation,
it is needless to say n wave of popular in
dignation would obliternto every labor
organization from tho face of the coun
try and no more couid bo formed dur
ing tho next iifty years. Jtnt in the pres
ent ciisis the corporations whoso wealth
has been created by labor, take the posi
tion that they nre prior and abovo their
Like the brigands of old, they rob tho
Inhering mas-es and employ the sword and
bind 'eon and H-t up a throno on the hones
of the vanquished and declaro their divine
right to rulo over tno remainder or
mankind. Tho Pullman company claims
that notwithstanding tho wages of
Ms employes we e reduced tot the
starvation point there .is nothing to
arbitratu because cars have been built at a
18, yet it neglects to stats that the stocks
of tlio compnuy havo been watered throe
times over nn I that the company has not
only boon ablo to pay its regular dividend
on water nnd nil, but that its stocks havo
been nnd nre nt the present time at a
premium 011 the stock markot.
Mr. I'unman cries poverty to ins starv
ing employes nnd then retreats to his
princely summer mansion on the St. Law
rence river and wires to the business men
of Chicago that he has nothing to urhi-
If tho present strike is lost to labor it
will retard the progress of civilization aud
reduce tho possibilities of labor to ever
omuiiclpate itself from the thraldom of
The dignity or labor and all tlio victories
won in the past are at stake in this con
flirt. I beseech yon to be true to your obliga
tions in tills hour of trial. Court the co
operation of a generous public, stand Arm
and united in our common cause, and the
victory will be ouo or peace mid prosperity
for the faithful.
(Signed) J. B. SovKRHMif,
General Master Workman,
Court Opinion Given in Favor of Jamoi
K. F. fanner, Petitioner.
HAttRMRORO, Pa., July 10 In tuo
matt r of the amlcahU mandamus pro
ceedings of James K. P. Feuner ugaiurt
Governor Pattison to compel the gov
ei nor to issue a commission to tbe pe
titioner as justice of the peace for the
borough of Ashley, in Luzerne county,
Judge McPhersou handed down uu
opiniou this morning dirooting judg
ment to be entered iu favor of Feuner,
nnd awarding a pre emptory innu
danius, returnable July 2J.
The court holds that there was a va
cauoy and that Fonner was elected.
Honorable Dlsohargus Granted at State
Harhisiiuuo, July 10 An order was
issued from National Guard headquar
ters today, granting honorable dis
charges to the following officers:
Lieutennnt Junior Grade, Thomas
G. Aahton, surgeon lrst tttttaliou
Sinte Naval militia; Ensign Herbert
Fairfax Wallace. Division A. First
Battalion, Ststo Naval militia; Lien-
iniiaut Alonzo Gartley. Division B,
First Battalion, Stats Naval militia;
Mujor William II Brodhoad. Ninth
regiment; First Lieutenant George O.
Daniel, Company li, Fifteenth regi
ment; First Li'Miteiinnt Charle3 O.
IJuff, Company 15, Eighteenth reji
meut; Second Lieutenant Kunnet V.
Murruy, Company B, Eighteenth regi
ment. Msjor Siimuol llsztett, ord
nance officer, Second brigade, is given
permission to go beyond seas.
Christian Endeavor Convontlon to
Held, Strike or No Strllcs.
Cleveland, O., July 10. Secretary
Baer, of the United Society of Chris
tian Endeavor, arrived in this city
from Boston this noon, and said: "All
reports or rumors to tho contrary, tbe
Htinual Christian Endeavor convention
will be held iu this city July 11-15.
Postponement is impossible. Cleve
land cannot arrange for it later, nor
can another programme be selected,
nor can hundred ol other details bo ar
ranged iu tho time required to au
uounco a postponement.
"President Clark ami n number of
tho trusteed ond two special trains of
over 401) delegatus started lrora Boston
at noon. Thousands, particularly in
the far west and south, who have plan
ned to go for mouths, must of necessi
ty givo up their trip on account of the
blockaded railroads. Cleveland is all
ready for the convention nnd can eas
ily uccommodato 35.000 people. Even
today, with some delogations block
aded, the convention promises to be
fairly well attended, especially as large
delogations start today from New
York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania,
Maryland and all central states."
Natives of the Mosquito Country Have
Caught Nicaraguan3 Nappping
and Renewed Hostilities.
Washington, July 10. More trouble
has broken out at Bluefields, Nicar
agua. From advices received by Sec
retary Herbert today, it appears that
the natives of the Mosquito country
buvo caught their Nicamguan govern
ors napping and have assorted their
right to rule the land of their nativity.
Secretary Herbert's dispatch is from
Commander O'Neil, of the United
States steamship Mnrbluhead.and reads
us follows-
Limon, July, 10, Secretary of the Navy,
Washington: Au insurrection bus broken
out ut Blueiields, Nicaragua. Alariuesand
blue jackets ou shore nt the request of the
authorities and the American cousul, iu
ordor to protect properly ol Americau citi
Zuus. The authorities of Nicaragua have
beon overthrown by tho Aiisquito chief.
There is less excitement. '1'bn situation
improving. I shall withdraw forces within
tho next lew days. The ilurblehead leaves
today for Bluclields, Nicaragua.
(signed) U JMaij.
Toepfer's Future Latter Writing Will Be
Done at Elockly.
Philadelphia, July 10 Police Sur
geon Andrews this evening sent red
Max Toepfer to Blockloy as a danger
ous insane man. loepfers crime con
sisted of writing threatening letters to
President nnd Mrs. Cleveland. Until
three months ago ho was an inmate ot
the Utic, N. Y., asylum, but was dis
charged as cured aud came to this city.
Recently he wrote to Dr, Bloomer, of
the Utica asylum that he bad demand
ed a situation from President Cleve
His letter was full of obscenity and
Dr. Bloomer sent it to Attornoy Gen
eral Olney at Washington. Mr. Olney
forwarded it to United States Marshal
Colesbrey and he sought the aid of Dis
trict Attorney Graham, who caused
Toepfer's arrest. At the hearing Toep
for said he bad writtten several times
to both President and Mrs. Cleveland.
lie asked for a position and proposed to
have 0110. in esse ot rotu1.1l he in
tended to wrest the presidency from
Mr. Cleveland and assume the office
Dr. Andrews pronounced the man in
sane with stroug homicidal tendencies
and he was committed to Blockloy asy
Pottsville'e Well Known Daily Taper
Again Change Hand..
Pottsville, Pn. July 10 This af
ternoon tne Minors Journal, the oldest
daily paper iu Schuylkill county, was
sold by Frank Carter to John F. Fin
uey, publisher of the Morning Dis
patch; Martha P. Quitin, a railroad
contractor and a prominent Demo
cratio louder and II. C. Boyer,
lisher of the Shenandoah Herald.
The paper will be conducted as
straight ont Republican organ,
BfoKeenport Machinists and Foundry
men Buaumo Work.
McKektort, Pa., July 10, The
machinists and foundryiiHn of tho Na
tionul Tube works returned to work
this morning. This is the first break
in the big strike which has been on
for the past two months for au In
crease in waxes. All morning men
reported for work and by noon a large
nnmber were employe. I.
There is no disorder. It is the gen
eral belief that thi! strike is broken.
While R. A. Newman and John Kvdfern.
of Wayne, Delaware county, and Howard
Miller, of i'a'adise, Laucoster comity,
wero boating yesterday altornoon on Val
lev Forgo crook, their boat capsized nnd
Miller wan drowned.
Thomas Jones ,n locnl pugilist, Inst night
took olleiiho at Harry uedea, n Danvill
hoiol keeper, aud throw a stone at him
The missile hit .Irs. lledea, whereupon the
proprietor plckod up a gun, aud Bbot tho
olteuder, Jones, aoad.
The Robinson Jinchine company, the
leading industry nt liollwood.liUir county,
manufacturers of electric machinery, fail
ed yesterday. The company hail a large
force of employes ou its pay roll. I'mla
delphia capitalists nre chiefly interested
In the concern.
Tbe weather bureau furnishes the fol
lowing; resume of crop conditions for the
week ended yosterdny. Pennsylvania
bin vesting and haymaking well advanced
under fnvoi able conditions with average
wheat yield and fair bay crop, oats short
drought affecting potatoes, corn and other
growing crops.
e Airs the Sentiments of Kansas Cranks In
the Senate.
The Oratorical Tornado from Kansas
Gives His Views In a Startling
Speech Senator Davis Replies to
the Heated Remarks with Caustic
Eloquence He Charges the Kan
sas Member with Advocating Dis
memberment of the Government.
Washington. July 10.
THE senate spent three hours today
in debate upon the resolution
offered by Senator Peffer, of
Kansas, looking to government
control of interstate railrosds, the reg
ulation of tboir freight and passenger
rates, the fixing of the wages of rail
road employes, the acquisition and op
eration (either by the federal govern
ment or the Btate governments) of all
the coal beds of tho 'country, and to
many other ideas of tbe Populist party.
The great railroad strike at Chicago
wis the chief topic in the debate.
In a speech of over an hour and a
half, Mr. Peffer stated the case from
the Debs' or strikers' point of view.and
nd all tho blame lor the outbreak on
Mr. Pullman, whom he characterized
as soulless, conscienceless and tyranni
cal. The cause of law aud order and
of the maintenance of free and unob
structed intercourse by railroad com
munication wns champioued by Sena
tors Davis, ot Minnesota, nnd Gordon,
of Georgia, both of whom denounced
in eloquent language, the position
taken by the Kmsas senator and the
lawless acts of Debs and his followers.
A substitute for tbe Peffer resolution
whs offered by Mr. Dutiiel, upholding
and commending the official action of
tho president and his cabinet.
In tbe course of bis remarks Mr.
Peffer was interrupted by Mr. Hawley
who asked H he wns not aware
that the railroad companies had con
tracts with the Pullman company by
which they are bound to use the Pull
man cars.
"The men," wns Mr. Peter's answer,
"have nothing to do with these con
tracts. The use of Pullman cars in
interstate commerce is a mere mat
ter of personal convenience. I do
not -wonder sometimes tbat there
is a growing feeling against the
political condition of thlugs in
Washington. I do not wonder that
my friends write to me expressing
the hope that the senate shall be
abolished. I wrote to one of them
the other day saying that I would vote
for its abolition, and I would go fur
ther and vote for the abolition of tne
bouse of representatives. I wonld fa
vor the government being confided to
one man from each state. The fewer
governors we have in this country the
bettor. At any rate, one man can do
no worse than a few hundred men have
Then Mr. Peffer went on to spenk
enthusiastically of tbe grand spectacle
tbat would be presented when all
workmen of the country stopped work,
when all the life of the communities
wonld be at an absolute standstill, like
the silence of a Sunday morning, when
nobody wonld be at work, when every
thing would be paralyzed and inert.
And that was, he said, what this thing
meant to the American people.
Dr. Davis, Minnesota, replied to Mr.
Peffer in turns of severe patriotio in-
diguntion. He said that ha had heard
the speech ot the senator from Kansas
with nmiiZiiinsnt and pain. He bad
supposed tbat by consent tbe subject
was. to be avoided now. But at a
time when in the socond eitv of tbe
Uuited States, tbe fourth or fifty city
of the civilizad world, order was sus
pended, law was powerless, violence
was supreme, life was in dan
ger, and property iu tbe very
arms of destruction, he had been
ii inn zed to hear the trumpet of seditiou
blown in the senate chamber to mar
shall the hosts of misrule and further
destruction. Ho charged Mr. Peffer
with advocating the dismemberment of
the government by the abolition of its
legislative and executive departments.
That senator, he said, bad dec ted to
speak for the American people, but he
spoke really for the mob which had
control of a great stragetic point.
Here Mr. Peffer eotnpiained of Mr.
Davis misrepresenting him, but Mr.
Davis declined to be interrupted, and
went on. That senator, he said, bad
not a word of reproof or reproach for
the blond that had been shed in Chi
cago, for the millions of proporty that
bad beeu destroyed. The red light of
arson against the sky had called from
the senator no word of disapprobation.
That senator would annihilate the leg
islative and executive departments of
the government, and have the public
affairs administered by a "committee
of public safctv," ns in the "days of
terror," of the French revolution.
Senator Gordon (Ga.) followed Mr.
Davis in nn equally patriotio speech,
and in denunciation of anarehy and of
those who lend it countenance. He
declared that men of all parties would
be found in this great eonilict standing
shoulder to shoulder for the peace of
the country, for tbe enforcement of its
laws, for the support of its dignity and
for the perpetuity of the liberties of Its
In the last two hours of the session
tho postoQioe bill and house bill for the
admission of Utah as a state were
passed, the latter without friction.
Tbe contested elet tion caie of Thras
her vs. Enloe, from tbe Eighth Tennes
see district was decided Iu fuvor of tho
latter upon tbe unanimous report of
the committee on elections that ha was
entitled to the seat.
Washington. Jnly 10. Forecast
for Wednesday: tor Eastern
Pennsylvania, warmer, south-
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