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Massillon Item (Newspaper) - September 1, 1897, Massillon, Ohio THE CITY ITEM VOL 11 HASSILLON WEDNESDAY EVENING SEPTEHBER1 189T ONE CENT PLAN OF ACTION THE GREAT LABOR CONVENTION AT ST LOUIS Fiery Kesolutiuns Dire Threats and Wild TalkNothing DecidedWill Meet Attain in Chicago St Louis Sept conference of labor leaders of the country which has been in session here for two days fin iahed its work last evening The meet ing was productive of several sensa tional speeches and many resolutions jet no decisive action was taken in the t matter for which the gathering was i abolishment of gov ernment bj injunction The conven tion which had been announced as the last one of its kind to be held while adjourning sine die has merely post poned action on the matters before it three weeks as a call for a similar conference to be held in Chicago Mon day September 27 was issued Owing to the delay in reporting by the committee on resolutions the con vention was slow in assembling yester day It wasen oclock wnen the commit tee on resolutions filed into the hall and the delegates were called to order to hear its report Mr Berger in pre senting the resolutions spoke of the great task the committee had before it He said the report about to be submit ted was the best the committee could do under the circumstances Tue plat form as presented reads The fear of watchful fath ers of the Republic has been jusii led The judiciary has become supreme We witness a political phenomenon ab solutely new in the history of the world a republic prostrate at the feet of judges appointed to administer its laws They acknowledge no superior on earth and their despotic deeds re call Miltons warning to his country men Who bids a man rule over him law may bid as well a savage beast Under the cunning form of injunc tions courts have assumed to enact criminal laws and after thus drawing to themselves the power of legislation have repealed the bill of rights and for violations of those courtmade laws have denied the accused the right of trial by jury The exeraise of the commonest rights of tbe right of as sembly the right of free speech the right of leveling the public highway under the form of been made crime and armed forces disperse as mobs people daring in company to exercise these rights At its last term the supreme court of the United States decided that the thirteenth amendment forbidding involuntary servitude is not violated by arresting a seaman imprisoning him until his vessel is ready to leave port and then forcibly putting him on board out the term of his con tract a decision under which the old slave laws may yet be revived and striking laborers be seized and re turned to the service of their masters Having drawn to themselvss all the powers of the federal government until congress and presidents may act only by judicial permission the federal judges have begun the subjugation of sovereign states so that unless a check is soon put upon the progress of usurpa tion in a short time no government but the absolute despotism of federal judges will exist anywhere over portion of American soil The pending strike of coal miners starved to feebleness by their scant wages by arduous and dangerous toil the pending strike for the right to be ried enough to make labor possible has been prolific of judicial usurpation showing the willingnessof judicial des pots to resort to most shameless defi ance of decency as well as of law and humanity in order to enable heartless avarice to drive its hungry serfs back to the mines to faint and die at their drudgery and there remains today not one guaranteed right of American citizens the exercise of which an in junction has not somewhere made a crime by these subversions of constitu tional liberty Vte have met to coun sel together and have come to the fol lowing conclusions Whereas The present strike of the coal miners has again demonstrated the fact that our socalled liberty is not freedom hut is a stupendous sham un der which millions are degenerating while thousandsmen 1 women and children are starving in hovel and on the public highway Whiicus This cjruilix has o conic permanent for a hugc and ever increasing number of our population f as long aa we permit a comparatively small class of legaized exploiters 10 moopolize the means of production ard distribution for their private bene fact again obvious in the case of miner Whereas Appeals to congress and to the courts for relief are fruitless since the legislative as well as the ex ecutive and jiicicial powers are under the control if the capitalistic class so that it has come to pass in this free that while cattle and swine have a right to the public highways Americans socalled freemeo have not Wherea Our capitalistic claes as is again shown in the present strike is armed and has not only policemen mai ghals sheriffs and deputies but al so a regular army and militia in order to enfcrce government by injuncticn suppressing lawful assemblage free speech and the right to the public highway while on the other hand the laboring men of the country ere un armed and defenceless contrary to the words and spirit of the ci nstitution of the United States therefore be it Resolved That we hereby set apart F iday the third day of September lS97 as a Good for the cause of suffering labor ia America and con tribute the earnings of that day to the support of our struggling brothers the miner and appeal to every union man and every friend of labor throughout the country to do likewise Resolved Ifthe strike of the miners is not settled by the 20ch day of Sep tember 1897 and announcement made to that effect by the president of the United Mine Workers a general con vention be held at Chicago on Monday September by the representa tives of all uuions sections branches lodges and kindred organizations of laboring men and friends to their cause for the purpose of considering further measures in the interests of the striking miners and laboring men Resolved That we consider the use of the ballot as the best and safest means for the amelioration of the hard ships under which the laboring class suffers Resolved That we most emphatical ly protest against the government by injunction which plays havoc with every such political liberty as working men have saved from the steady en croachment of capitalism and belt finally Resolved That no ration in which the people are totally disarmed can long remain a free nation and there fore we urge upon all libertyloving citizens to remember and obey Article 2 of the Constitution cf the United States which reads as follows Tbe right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be INJUNCTIONS CONDEMNED Congressman Grosvenor Speaks Plainly About Judge Jackson Cleveland Sept man C H Grosvenor of Athens who is visiting Senator Hanna and conferring with President McFarley on matters of party policy and the manage ment of the state campaign has pre pared a written statement on the de mand of President Ratchford for a special session of congress to right the miners wrongs as follows I am wholly out of accord with the system adopted in West Virginia un der which Judge Jackaon issued his peripatetic roving injunctions His views as I understand them are bad law bad morals and worse politics The hasty resort to equitable reme to say the least dangerous and generally unwise Only where legal remedies fail are equitable remedies advisable But our judicial system is equal to the task of settling all questions the resort to congressional legislation would be open to the objection that it would be an exercise of federal power over the internal affairs of the States and the more important one that in time of excitement and trouble hasty legislation always promotes opposi OHIO DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN It Will Open in All Parts of the State on September 23 Cjlumbus Aug is stated to night that the Democratic campaign will be opened in every part of the state on Sept 23 This decision been arrived at by the committee it ia said on good authority but the state ment is not given out officially The delay in deciding on the date of open ing the campaign has been caused by the difficulty in securing plenty of speakers but this has been MirnvMinttd and the opening day is expected to be one of 5ho biggest alTair irnm an ora Hiiincipoint that the in the state has ever seen thj to be given by the Club Thursday night in thehall the Union Social Ariscuiatioinn South Kricnlrcut BUSINESS MENS PARADE A General Invitation to all Business Men to Decorate Their Wagons and Take Part One of the most interesting features of the coming Labor Day celebration will be the business mens parade Of course its success depends on the en thusiasm with which the business men of the city enter it If all take a part who have promised and we have no doubt they will it ought to be a specta cle long to be remembered it may be that some of our business citizens have not been asked directly to take part in this parade but it should be clearly understood that all are invited and the committee will be only too glad to see every one who does business in Massil lon represented on that occasion Let all turn out decorated in any way they see fit to indicate the business in which they are engaged and it will without doubt be something to look at worthy of the day we ceebrate John P Jones assisted by E Gleitsman will be the marshal of the day DE ABMITS CONTRACTS Claim Set up by the Counsel for the Accused Miners Pittsburg Sept W J Brennen representing the United Mine Workers of America filed an swers today in the matter of the in junction proceedings of the New York Cleveland Gas Coal Co and Rufus C Crawford to restrain Patrick Dolan William Warner and other members of the association from interfering with their respective mines and rnpn work ing there In answer the defendants deny that workmen alleged to be employed at the mines have entered into writ ten comtracts that the said contracts are against public policy and are void also that the first and second para graphs of the contracts are intended to make the plaintiffs employes dependent and subservient by depriving theoi of association and that the forfeiture clause is void as all the obligations are to be performed by the employes while all the rights are vested in the plain tiff Declarations that threats for the pur pose of intimidation were made are de nied but it is asserted that the march ing and camping have been peaceable and orderly and are to show the plain tiff and such of the employes that may be at work if any at mining that the miners and others of western Pennsyl vania and elsewhere are interested in securing a uniform rate of mining hon est weight and tolerable conditions and to prove sincerity earnestness and honesty of their concern for the future welfare of the hundreds of thousands of miners and their families In both cases it is asked thit the in junctions be dissolved SIX MILLION BUSHELS Tremendous Wheat Crop In Canada Will Soon be Ready Toronto Sept re ceived here report that by tonight all of bushels of wheat in Mani toba will be cut There has been no frosts sufficient to damage the wheat in Manitoba this next week will probably see the bulk of the wheat threshed The crop will be the largest in the history of the Canadian north west Tne yield will run as high as thirtyfive bushels to the acre while in Ontario it is as high as forty The total wheat crop of Canada this year will be fully bushels of prime wheat Swindle Uncle Sam Wastrngton Sept S Coburn a clerk in the postoffice department and manager of a postoffice substation in this city located in a drug store he had purchased has swindled the gov ernment out of or 000 it is al leged He did it by making out money orders in the substation office ard sending them out of town and then by going to the office upon which the or ders were drawn would get the letters containing the money present them at the office and cash in The officers are bunting for Cohurn LUETGEKT MAI UO fRKE Testimony Given Which Practically Clears the Sausage Maker trial of Adolph Luetgert the sausage maker for the alleged murder of his wife on May 1 has begun in earnest Two witnesses were examined Diedrich Bickness brother of Mrs Luetgert and Louis Leutgert the 12yearold son of the ac cused The testimony of Bickness tend ed in the main to show the alleged in difference of Luetgert to the fate of his wife and the ai leged indifference to re port the matter of her disappearance to the police department Louis Luetgert produced something of a sensation in concluding his testi mony and it is believed caused coun sel for the prosecution to regret having placed him on the stand He recount ed how he had gone to a circus on the evening of his mothers disappearance He returned about and found his mother towhom he described wl at he had seen at the circus While engaged in this conversation he ad bis father entered the room and ordered him to bed Later he taid he heard his father descending the rear stairway in the di rection of the sausage factory This ponion of his testimony identical whh that given at the preliminary hear ings But continued by saying that after he had been asleep lor a long time he was suddenly awakened by hearing a rustling of skirts in bio bedroom He called out is that you but his mothers voice replied no it is The lad declared that he was sure that it was his mothers voice which replied to his query and he soon went to sleep The states attorney asked Louis why he had not told this part of his testimony before and he replied that no one had asked him if he had seen his mother after retiring Court adjourned for the day the de fense refusing to crossexamine the boy Experts for the defense also boiled a dead body of a man accidentally killed in the solution in which Luetgert was charged with burning kis wifes body and it would not act on the body to the extent of destroying it TRUTH ABOUT MISS CISNEROS Investigations Sweep Away Much of the Romance Consul General Lees investigations into the circumstances attending the arrest of the young Cuban girl Evan gelina Cossico Cisneros have resulted in sweeping away a great deal of the romance that attached to her case He cabled the state department today from Havana that the girl is not the niece of the Marquis Santa Lucia as has been publicly is the daughter of a poor and respectable Cu ban named Augustin Cossio Her mothers name Cisneros was added to her own according to the Spanish cus tom making her full name Evangelina Cossily Cisneros Moreover Gen Lee reports that this girl is not an only daughter nor has she been raised in wealth and luxury but is one of five or six children fllay be Sent to a Convent London Sept Daily Chroni cle says that as a result of representa tions made by Hannis Taylor United States minister to Spain the Spanish goverment has sent instructions to Havana that Evangelina Cisneros be transferred to the covent of Tetuan CLAIMS THE GIRAUD ESTATE Ratrliforrt Speaks A dispatch from St Louis last even ing said iWhen shown the dispatch from Columbus stating that the coal sHke was considered there as settled 1ivsident llatchford acknowledged that ho had received a proposition to have the miners resume work at il pending arbitration He added cxeeuti Io ewrieil meets at Col umbia nighr and ihe proposition of Mr Yovtig who it large number of Mtirilered other I until after it is submitted the oil It not he for NIC l iio A Woman in Kansas City Claims to Be His Descendant Kansas City Sept Edith Sigler wife of Frank Sigler of this city traveling salesman for a Phila delphia cigar house has made the fol lowing sensational declaraion I am a descendant of Stephen Gu ard the mutimillionaire cf Philadel phia founder of Girard college My great great grandfather was a brother of Stephen Girards father When Stephen Girard died in he left a fortune which has increased until it is now about He had no di rect descendants and the collateral de scendants could not be found so ho left hia estate to charity I am going to try to wreck Girard college and get my Wife 1 O Sjpt L business rrim hero was arrested nr instancP of his wife who came from Aviile and found him living with wi V the trial he dO i a niurruv Mf 1o to No diiiming lie Imrn liivoiceii from wife Ir as then for birimy No I hut In never had hi ui sirced While U now in CELERY and Special Prices Every Day at the Enterprise Grocery BECHTEL TAGGART Telephone 78 18 W Main Street SHE CROSSED CH1LKOOT PASS A Woman Tells of the Terrors ol the Journey San Francisco Cal Aug first account of the experience of a real woman Klondiker is given in a letter received in this city yesterday The writer is Mrs Frank Fancher who has crossed the Chilkoot pass with her hus band Under date of Aug she writes We have got our goods to the top of Chilkoot pass I have been carrying about twentyfive pounds myself I have to stay here all alone tonight as my buband has gone off to settle with the men Before leaving Dyea he was given two bottles of whisky and each has been worth I have talked and bribed with whisky and finally got our goods up I walked six miles by my self and furded the river three times to the top of ray long1 rubber boots to get the Indians and by good luck I got two for 17 cents a pound Today they are asking 22 cents a pound Frank had to stay with the goods while I looked after the Indians One ought not to come with less than Those who come with less will never get over for there is not time for them to pack it Eight men camping near by me tonight have giyen up going in this Writing under date of Aug Mrs Francber says Safe over the pass at last with all our goods The papers do not begin to tell of the terrors of the last two miles You have to pull yourself step by step over the rough places and around bowlders I could not tell you how bad it is if I spent a week in describing it You cannot imagine the work of travel ing four miles up the canyon rocks rivers and roots and through mud Deliver me from ever crossing the pass again Strong men all along the trail are getting sick and turning back They give up when they see tbe THEY PULL THE EYES It is frightful to contemplate the damage done the eyes every day by the use of improper glass es PEOPLE who should have the greatest care exercised in fitt ing their eyes to glasses trust to careless and incompetent jewel ers When all they have to do is to let us examine the eyes and fit glasses to them to have them right and our charge are moder ate in the bargain C C MILLER Massillons Exclusive Optician No 1 VV Main St Over Crones Dry Goods Store Murdered by Tramps Warren Sept are be lieved to have robbed and murdered an unknown man at Philanx on the Erie railroad this mornlEg The body was found cut to pieces on the track and two companion Samuel Gordon of Allegheny and August Jungell of Rochester say they with the dead man were attacked by other tramps on a freight train and releived of what money they had Here they are Just received Fifteen of them See them in one of our West Show windows Price only ALLMAN PUTMAN GOOD At McCuens YOU ARE MAD When you find that your laundry looks worse than when you took it to the laundry When we do your work you are satisfied Dont pat ronize the heathen Chinese MASSILLON STEAM LAUNDKY T BALTZ LY Druggist and Bookseller LOUIS E MENUEZ EVERYTHING UPTODATE Phone 273 47 East flain Street For a Drink of good Whiskey or a cool glass of Massillon Beer call on Smith 101 Front GALLON J B RUSSELL 62 W Haiti FINE WINES LIQUORS and CIGARS FOR i iO TO RSDER GARDNER Drills School Books and School Supplies IONS The Massillon Actual Business College Will open SEPTEMBER yth in all departments Commercial Shorthand and English Training The college rooms are being remod eled uud thoroughly renovated making I them inviting to all DAY AM KVKMNO SESSIONS Iayiuent of wanted for on tiiins of further information i Iron i poscil or Jill ill olkjge Ollico Got the best I 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