Olean Democrat, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1890, Olean, New York
SIXTEEN PAGES. The Olean Democrat. VOL. XI. OLEAN, CATTARAUGUS NEW YORK, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1890. NO. 41 THE ARBITRATION BOARD INVESTIGATING THE GAUGES THE CENTRAL STRIKE. ground T.V.-IS jruiH1 over Mr. o j- fp. ,j io ,i cevMc.ii-i At this intcrvi'-w who present, District Blaster Woi-kmai J. J. Holland anU Others Exuiti VoorliceK, Kihscll, and Lyons Will be Summoned to Appoiu- liefore the Board To-Dny Mr. Foirderly's Advice. WEW YORK, tept. i >.e stat? ooara m. arbitration begun its investigation here yesterday as to the difficulties existing be- tween the New York Central railroad and the Knights of Labor. The first of the parties fnUjreitetl to ap- pear was Third Vice Presides6 Webb. Mr. Webb was accompanied by his private secretary and Frank Loomis, Hamilton Harris and D. W. Gears, counsel for tbe road. Mr. Webb was the first witness. He said he was third vice president of the New York Central and Hudson River railroad and had cJarge of the operation of tta road. The company had no controversy with its employes. On the evening of Aug. S a large number of their employes left, and their places had been filled. The alleged cause was that seventy-eight members out of had been discharged. They were discharged for good cause, but only sevem of the men appealed to tho company for information as to why they we're discharged. Subsequently a gentleman from another state called and wanted to know why the men were discharged. Witness declined to give tbe reasons. This gentleman was Mr. Holland. TJpdn being cross-examined by Roger A. Pryor, Mr. Webb said he had nothing to do with the road outside of the transpor- tation and operation departments. Mr. Depew was abroad. Witness had dis- charged the men on reports from the secret service of the company. These reports are not in existence. They conveyed to him the charges and evidence- The charge itself was unsatisfactory ser- vice, An engineer named Lee was discharged for unsatisfactory service. The man Lee very arrosant and insolent, and he would tie up every wheel between here apd Buffalo if he didn't get some of the vanderbilt money. Several of the men knew the cause for which they were discharged. Their rela- tions with, the Knights of Labor had noth- ing to do with their discharge. Mr. Lee's prominence in the order was no reason for his discharge. Mr. Pryor endeavored to find out if the Knights of Labor question had been dis- cussed "by the board of directors, but the board declined te admit the question. "Thax shuts us remarked Mr. Pryor, turning around the Knights of Labor executive committee. Mr. Webb said 'ae had arranged fer the services of Pinkerton's men-some time be- fore the-strike. When asked about the details of the ar- rangement Mr. Webb declined to answer. He did -not seek the protection of the police authorities prior to employing Pinkerten's men. This concluded Mr. Webb's testimony, William A. Valentine of New York, a Knight of Labor, was sworn. He had been a passenger trainman for the New York Central. He was discharged. Be was never told why he was discharged. The notice was in writing. He never had been drunk while in the service of the company- Mr. Steven askCU him as far back as four months ago if he belonged to the Knights of Laber, and told him if he did it would interfere with his promotion. Witness had never been arrogant or in- solent. Dennis McCarthy, Knight of Labor, tes- tified that he had been discharged from the Central's service, although he had "been in its employ for twenty years. His place was filled five minutes afterward. He had never neglected bis work and had never been drunk or insolent. He had asked General Manager Toucey about the cause of his discharge. He was told by that gentleman that he would have to leave the Knights of Labor or the com- pany, and that he had beeu creating trouble with Lee. E. J. Lee, Knights of Labor and district master workman of Assembly 246, testi- fied that the board to which he belonged ordered the strike. It was for a violation of an agreement between the company and the employes, and because they were Knights of Labor. He bad never neglected his work, but was discharged. He had a conversation with Mr. Tonoey July 27 about the adjustment of existing griev- ances in an amicable manner. He could get no satisfaction. He told Mr. Voorbees there was too much water in tbe stock of the road, and he bad never said he wanted any money from the road. Mr. Toucev told him he was a detriment to the interest of the com- pany and an asjitator, bat that be would recommend him to some other road. Re- cess. XEW Yc-KK, Sept. the afternoon yesterday of the state board of arbitration, inquiring into tho that led to tbe strike on the ntral-Hudson road, Charles Mallory, a member of the executive committee of District Assembly 246, Unified that he was discharged July 29, aftf r ipht years' employment. He told it he had lied in order to Obtain n The rhargx? J- J. ii' Hand of tbe peneral executive board visit t-o Mr. Webb, rrjnde hy ordfr nf the IxtaH. to endeavor- to xdj the trouble between the railr'-.'H and Mr. had said to him 'HolIai-xTi'that Mr Webb did not know the temjvr of men and and that hastily Wjtn-vs told Mr 'J Mr I i In.' ide.-v that t' i? ticking the Mr. to question -i discharged. Mr. Webb E. .T. Lee, rc'-ulled, j Mr. DC---.V -.1 r-r He i fiorts to and had Inn.; correspon !t Po-.vderlv. fie identified denre In the first lette ,.ny 1'owderly, views as may oe tho single tax on n ii.-it, the io.id wanted. -The con! i nc-t now "-upport Depew OF i ni> tliat t' my v.as at- n tne iiiL-n i' no reply. liiid cabled '.i-d no reply. n -vent a strike v, Mr. the eorn-spon- Feb. 3, IS'JO, .Mr. Powderly Lee on his skillful of D. A. and ad vised Lee to "feel ruefullr remembering that ho K 'MVU the nun On Jaiy 30 Le" Powderly that tha road wa.s croivciny ,vry hard, evidently trying to force strike, tr-.'fic dull. lie himself had beeu dis- charged and half of the men were anxious, to strike. Aug. 2 Powderiy wrote regretting the condition of affairs, saying that if there was to be trouble it come in De- pew's absence. He still advised avoidance of ji strike at as the order could not support it. "Act on the foirow- ing he wrote, "S-iect ft-oni your men such, as ar- >d and secure places for "A'est. Then have them ask nottrs and higher This the rvivl wnl not grant. Then have them quit and the ESW places fcccuie-1 for tbe.n. Do i-iis secretly and wait until Mr. Depew retur-is. He is a presidenti.il candidate and wouki not care for a strike On his road." Again, under date of August Mt Powderly says: "It is for the" men on the Central to strike. Tlu-y can- not win i-Fe calls attentiu, to the fact that 1892 will be a prebiJenti.il year and in 1833 the world's fair will he held, and for that the wad v.-antcd the trouble got out of the way at o-.re. In -conelusioE, he says: "We cannot as- sist you. Workingmen of this will not stand assessments. If the siriKe is in- evitable let the men of the New York Cen- enter it with thek- eyes Mr. in run accord with our oryanizfd to advocate economical grounds. BHev. Dr. Thackery of Newton, L. L, on behalf of the Brotherhood of Religious Teachers of Single Tax, asked that the report he so amended as to include one delegate clergyman to five delegates-at- lar-e of the United States. Rejected. William Uroasdalo. August Lewis, Louis F. Post, Read rdon and G. St. Ijevens wore i.iosen delegates-at- The national committee was then ap- pointed, consisting of one member from each state. The matter of ;tll last night and indorsed tne action of tlie Hon. Fred S. Giblw. an 1 f.'i.sured count" commitJw for Mr. Giobs from that co-jciuillee. STATE COMMISSION IN LUNACY. The Districting Plan Prepared by the Adopted. Sept. A meeting v-as held last night by the state in lunacy for the purpose of -divAins the state into insane asylum c in ac- cordance with the provisions of the stite care of insane act. A districting plan prepared by the snH- mitted and a free was bad Tl.e propos'-d. which LdNnox, Sept. of the Unions at Liverpool yesterday was marked by thu yreatest en- The labor agitators Mann. Tillett and v-i li-ly applauded. In the course of his a idrcss John Burns warned the that it was nectary to the movement cut of politics, as it was essen- tially .in economic question and had nothing to do with Liberalism and Con- servatism as such. The congress is bv far the largest and most important of the kind held. The steady nml rapid growth of trade- unionism: its importance to all men who labor in large bodies, the victories it has won for its supporters, all combine to make the present meeting significant, as much depends.upon its deci.-ion and de- crees. Employers of labor f re keeping as anxious a watch over the deliberations of the body as the workmen who are repre- sented in it by delegates. While labor has been tending toward more and more perfect organization cap- ital has also been concentrating in syndi- cates and combinations, and it is difficult to predict how much further the two movements can be pushed without reach- ing a. point of collision or dead-lock. The Socialists emphasize this difficulty, and their partisans in the congress are really to argue that, despite its apparent success, trade unionism is but a temporary exper- iment, which will ultimately be circum- vented by the capitalist employers who are in a position to outlive the employes when it comes to a final struggle." The Socialists, therefore, claim that nothing short of a radical change in the wage sys- tem will effect a permanent uplifting of the masses to a condition of reasonable comfort. But the Socialists are in a hope less minority in the congress, and nothing revolutionary is likely to come of the meeting. The London dockers and gas workers, the Liverpool wood cutters, lightermen and leather workers, are represented now for the first time in a general labor con- ference. Among the most prominent representatives of labor present are Messrs. Broadhurst, Burst and John Wilson, members of parliament; John Burns, Tom Mann, Ben Tillett, Ben Pickard, Clem Edwards, Hay den Sannders and George Shipton. Lady Dilke, Beatrice Potter and Miss Routledge, secretary of the Women's Trades Council, are looking after women's interest. The program of the congress, subject to possible modification and additions, is as follows: liability bill. of competency for men in charge of steam engines and boilers. desirability of increasing the number of factory and workshop inspec- tors. contracts and fair wages. right of relatives of deceased miners to bs represented at coroners'in- quests. arid its relation to trades unionism. of labor in parliament. Lours a day. The discussion on the last ques- tion will as its oppoiers and defendants are isearlv equal. The afternoon and evening were devoted to excursions and sight seeing. Steamer Disabled in a Hurricane. HAMILTON, Bermuda, 2. The steamship Orinoco from New York ar- rived yesterday morning and reports having encountered n hurricane at 2 a. m Sunday while 100 miles northwest of this port. Her steam steering gear broke down and the deck load of shooks was washed away. A carito of acid was jetti- soned and part of the cattle carried as freight were lost. The sails, and frames were washed away, aad the saloon was completely wrecked and flooded. THE THAYER MURDER CASE. Clio Trial of Ufa Alleged AsHuhviiig Will Rofiiisnn, -peoial di-pa'f Ii from last says; It was 10-.W a. in. whi-n .Insure. Kurnv-y'-onvi'iii d cou-.ty circuit court of over and fjrruiner. 'J he county e.eik at once be'-ran' .o call tin- roil of ve'lirrmi ;i, and o..s of 107 mon answered to hS name. DMIV-I Attorney George W. Daggett moved the indictment against Edward Wayman aul Nelson Swartz for the murder of Emory Thayer in October, 18x5 W. W. Clark of v.ho appeared as counsel for Swartz, asked a separate trial for his client and the district attorney to try Wajman. Tr.e rourt designated Hon. Solom >n and Edward P. Coyne Earl Bozard in the def'-'" A rece-i-i tbfn t.ik'-n for d-nner. After recess court rooi-i was crowded. Way- man looking s-ji'er and sat beside his lawyer. Tne work of fcectiiing a jury was at once begun. The panel was not completed until fifty-one talesmen had beeu CXH mi tied. Several of the veniremen confessed to conscientious scruples against capital punishment. The jury, as finally com- pleted, is composed of the following: E 1- ward Culbertson, farmer, Grovekn 1: James Warner, farmer. Geneseo: Wilii.trr! Roeman. farmer, Lima: William A. Miller, merchant, Coaesus; Freeman Gil- mote, miller, Geneseo: Joseph Semmel, blacksmith, North Dansville; Meivin Miller, fanner, Springwater: Frank A. Tryon, farmer, York; Albert Jerome, farmer. Livonia; B. R. Kennedy, butcher, Dansville; John Revere, farmer, York; Husted Green, farmer, Nunda. It was then nearly 6 o'clock and Justice Rumsey, after administering the tomary words of caution to the jurymen, adjourned court until 9 a. m. to day. At that time Gen, Wood will open the for the people. Mr. Wood will be assisted by Messrs. Hubbard and Coyne in the prosecution. Following Gen. Wood'- I opening, Mrs. Thayer, widow of the mur- dered man, will be asked to take-tbe stand and repeat tbe story of the brutal midnight assault which ended the life of her husband. bound e the 1- I tlMHl the t n, of ret..; a doc.r r i Ti n hiin arid t their homes. It is aliened "by the two nihrntiiit made an insulting re- -ciing upon the character of the To a Strike Fund. LIVERPOOL, Sept. A meetin gates to the trades union of dele- was young 1 id if.-. However that may be. they at'acke'l Siiarpe and poundel hiin 50 that hi-injuries proved fatal and his death t'-ik place at noon yesterday. He had i '-en ii-jton-ciou'i mo-t of the time since an 1 had unable to tell J." He was 53years c'.d a- i i-.ivt-s, a family. Voght and" McCon- nr.l .-ire in custody. Himself a Mnnlercr. IX..N .x. Sept. Englishman named Padnian. who recently returned from America, has surrendered to the police and confessed to be a mur- derer. He .-aysthathekilled a man named S-rk-ivlan-l at Touawanda. Y.. last was r.ftenvard in an at Buff.no. I'.idman was n-n for a week, and sn inquiry will im be made a- to truth of bis i Miller Renominated. in N. Y.. Sept. 2.-In the Gen- -p- ..unfy Hrpubiican convention, held i Uit.-.via yesterday. Mil- r reiiominated. was mri-stel fur Nv'iiiiam .T." Barr renoDimated for school commissioner. W. U-irtwell was for snpenn- :v2- n- of tJje Dr-. Farm alee and for coroners. Hon. S.ifff.nl Xorth William E. Wcb-tervieTT-cjVctod dele- lo the judicial con vent held last evening for the purpose of taking steps to organize a fund for tie striking Australian dockmen. Ben "fT'erre pre- sided. He expressed the that the generous assistance given by Australi- ans to the London dockmen" would now be repaid. The dockiuen be said would probably raise >75.C-X> io A committee was appointed with Till'etto as chairman and Burns as treasurer to solicit funds. It is expected that lar.-e stims will thus be realized. reaches and 2 X, r 4] ncid.- in that A man namt-1 John W TV, 3, n of tbe of tbe krujr toward t'> i that for the would TiDboM Ovemin WltTi epidemic case f an om pri- are di--tnct lit-rkinier. c.f Hamilton, Sfhf-nec- nnini; 1 cnme him v ,1-jrtl at over f. the in- in Thru- P.nrne.l fo h'- Wolford morning hy an the to i the sir.rt-Cortlam'.J too r-ey tha, if the Warren. lifp tht c be by N 38 per for patient, and f or tbnw n- all be board Thf same Hotel Wrecked by a Coal Train. Scr.AN-rox Pa.. Sept. 3.-A coal train on the New ork. Ontario and Western rail- road ran f ff tl.e track at night. A raimbf-r f the cars -ri-r ed into a small liott-1 standing close to tee track. w recke-l the and kiile-i I.y, who v.as inside. Tbe tr.T-k be blocked for many hours. The train-in n injury by M ret ing of Striken in X. Y. S-pt. R. -Hart of Scrantnn. P.T and J. H. of prominent members of tLe Knigbta of oritanizauon. a meet- ing of tl.e New YvTk Central and symj at hirers here last Both s-triko oniy his bearers not to be irig drop r.nd if :h'-y liin a w IricreHMTiK Her ir 2 np hc-r in I' tr.xips are m many tered in pulihcbmldjnpy to lack of room in the regular sentenced to he hanged on tbe wi for G.i Sept T tive renominat'-'! by thf mocrats of Ihe Fir-t b Wn K.' Pa. Sept Twelf'h Republican r. N I? S- rf nf the r, Hrni Wam-Ti F DviuJ of F-.i- congrfRR._____________ a General ".V-rk- marj" t., r cJn-T flr c --T the ;-ar for planing rr.r NEWSPAPER!