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ESD Or TUB BOUSSTSAD 8TB IK A IT II ifOBKALLT DBCLABED OFT BT THB AMALGAMATED ASSOCIATION . 'Tirmwh t. ia Tba great strike at Ca. Begle'a Homaetead Steel Work been de-elared off. . AfUr a flva-anoataa' atrwggle which for blturnau baa sever been eqaaled 1b tbl eeuntry, the striker flnaily decided te-dayto give np the tight Ibis action waa taken at a meeting ot tba lodge of tba Amalgamated Association at Homestead tnie afteraooa. the vote standing 101 la favor of declaring tae strike off, and 91 against It, Among those present at the meet-lug wr Tic President Carney, Secretary Kill-gallon, Treasurer Madden and David Lynch of the Advisory Board. The efUeiale addressed the members, and In plain worda told them the strike waa lost, and odviaud them to take step to better tbelr condition. Tbe remarks met with roneidesable apposition, bnt when the vote waa taken it showed a majority of ten In favor of declaring tbe striKe off. Those who were in favor of ealllng the strike ott were jubileut. while those who were against It wera badly put out. Most of the latter wera men who were obstinate, and many of them were men who bad either applied for positions In the mill and bad been reiusea or leu sure that tbi lr nsmoa were on tbe company's black list and taey could not get positions. A wem-Imr of tbe Advisory rioard said to-day that be bal been trying to get tbe strike deolared oT for some weeks, as be knew it was lost, and it wonld have been better for the men. as a great many of them eould have got their places back. Tuosa who cannot get back are in a bad tig. aa the relief funds will be stopped, and many (hundred of theui have nothing to live on. The people in Homestead, especially the business men, are highly elated over the declaration to call the strike off. for If it had continued much longer it would have ruined tbe town. Many (ukiues4 housea bave fallen into the hands of the Pherlff since tbe strike nas been on. Ituslnsss Is expected to resume Ita normal condition soon. Tbe Homestead strike has proved one of tbe most disastrous in the history of tbe country, it originated from a reduction in wage In tbe. departments In which members of the A uialge-nialed Asioelatton of iron and Htecl Workers were euipioyad. The hltob waa on what Is known us the sliding scale. It la a scale which regulates the wa.-es by the market price of steel billets. Nearly every mill la this vicinity signed the scale, including other mills of the Carnegie t ompauy. On the refusal to sign the scale at the ilomecead mills a lock-out occurred, and the striker" were Joined by lhe mechanics' laborers wro struck out or sympathy only, tbelr wages not beluu reduced. iuo strikers were delnruiiuml to keep non-union men out of the mills, and adopted military discipline. Tbe story ot tbe arrival of and. tight with the Ptnkertons on Jnly fl, the subsequent riotous proceedings, and tbe ealllng out of tbe National Guard and Its depnrture after three months' duty. Is too well known to repeat or six w eeks the mill has been running almost as well as before the strike, bnt until within the laxt week tbe strikers bave steadfastly refused to admit defeat. The news of to-day's action wa received with dismay by tbe strikers iu the two Lawrenceville mills of . the Carnevie company. These men were sympathy strikers, and went out at tbe time the men at Heaver rails and Duquosne struck. Tbe Dnquesne men gav.. up the tight lu three weeks and tbe iu.aver Falls men de- ded to iro back yesterlay. Tbe Lawrence ville man. however, were steadtaat and had no intention of giving in. 1 her are now In the position or striking for no canse. They are very anry at the Homestead men, and wilt probably declare the strike off to-morrow. The strike at one time Involved nearly 10.000 men. acd the Ins in wages will reach, it 1 said. in tbe neighborhood of ir'li.UUO.tKiO. Then there is the Immense los to tbe firm, which cannot be estimated, but -which t-oneervaiive people put nt at least doable the amount loxt by tbe uieu in wages. 10 this can tie added nearly iSHMi.tmO paid to the ftdte troopa and the costs to the County of Allegheny lur the riot, treason, and oiber cases growing out of the striae. ST. Lot is. Mo., Sor. 11 0. A" copy of the dis patch from Homestead announcing that tlio strike had been officially declared oh wa shown by an Associated 1'ress reporter to the loading men in the knights of Lnbor to-night. Oeoeral Piaster Workman T. V. I'owderly had not beard of the action of the Amalgamated Association. After reading the bulletin he shrugged bis shoulders and slrarly said, " W ell." What bave you to aar regarding lti" asked the reporter. -oiuin. 1 was not expecting any p och new, but do not care to make any statement I suppose tbe Amalgamated officials know what they are doing. I would, of course, prefer to see the workmen win. NolUiug more eould be gleaned from Mr. I'owderly or members of tbe Executive Board. ;

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 21 Nov 1892, Mon,
  3. Page 5

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