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Terms to mail subscribers are $8 per Year, t S per quarter, and 1 per six weeks. VOLUME XLVL A WILD MOB'S WORK. TKJf THOUSAND MEN STORM M'COR-M1CK M'COR-M1CK M'COR-M1CK S HARVESTER WORKS. 1 Jti A - 'l V ' n Absolute), Perfect. clM II A Ladies' Rid'" atlf C If 11 K L,,,VJ31 'AtEIMAOlSuN proved sewed, hand finis M in advance of custom predated by bankers, pr" sional and business men. fcl gentlemen 01 r"ffl tea All modern styles, ot t in every detail; equal i ar to bnoes usually sold , a f Bfonomical to W'Aoot 5ut a year's wear; any ed to a certainty. re Dollars. state and GSMS hinh-n' hinh-n' hinh-n' TATK-ST.. TATK-ST.. TATK-ST.. CENTRAL UrLeCT jed facilities and years of dei ti.;;: Satcuong Several full of the crowd and utterance. A wrought Up to a Frenzy by Anarchistic Harangues They Attack the Employes M They Come from W ork Two Hundred police Charge the Rabble and Use Their Revolvers Rioter and Policemen Wounded-Arrests Wounded-Arrests Wounded-Arrests Made An Inflammatory Inflammatory Circular Other trouble in the Lumber Lumber District. The first serious outbreak of the labor troubles occurred yesterday where The Tkib-css Tkib-css Tkib-css of a few days ago said it would in the lumber district. There was a collision between between tbe police and a frantic mob. whose gjlnns had been aroused by a number of incendiary incendiary speeches, and a dozsn people were (not. For several days the professional agitators agitators nave urjred the crowd of idle men to use Tiolence as a means of victory for the laboring men, and, goaded bj- bj- the prospects of starvation starvation maddened and crazed with liquor, and infuriated infuriated by the vile utterances or Anarchistic I eches. thev yesterday made an assault 0D McCormick's Reaper Factory. Talk of storming the McCormick works was in-dolired in-dolired in-dolired in eariy in the morning, ana some of tte men suggested startling schemes for the destruction of the factory and the neighboring lBmber.yards. A meeting was called for 3 o'clock on the prairie, corner of Blue Island lfnue and Wood street, for the purpose of receiving receiving reports of the committee who had vis-lied vis-lied vis-lied lumber firms. The men who had money in the morning spent it in gettlmr drinks for themselves and friends, and by 1 o'clock they were figoting drunk. At that time men began to gtber at the appointed place, and in half an bour a howling mob of 6,000 or 7,000. rapidly rapidly increasing in numbers, occupied the prairie. prairie. The speakers addressed the mob from leveral ireight-cars ireight-cars ireight-cars which stood on the railroad railroad tracks about 20 or 300 feet rrom the avenue, avenue, lo this part of the city the Anarchistic element outnumbers the peaceable ones twen ty to one, and they were all tlwe. ..,..,: tailors with red ribbons and beer stood on the outskirts of pbeered every ictlammatory noticeable feature was the large gathering of boys from 15 to 20 years old who never worked in tbe lumber-yards lumber-yards lumber-yards and who were among the Bost enthusiastic of the listeners. The first spsaker to address the men was Fritz Schmidt, aSociallst from the Central Labor Labor Union. He got on top of a freight-oar. freight-oar. freight-oar. riDped off his coat, and started in. It was his remtrks that fired the now liquor-crazed liquor-crazed liquor-crazed mob. Next to a factory at the back of the freight car on which stood the speaker were several more empty curs, and on top of these stood -everal -everal well-dressed well-dressed well-dressed men from the factory. The speaker urjred the men to strike for liberty. liberty. This could be done with the revolver, the bludtreon- bludtreon- dynamite, ana ine torea. " un to McCormick's," he said, ' and let us run every one of the damned 'scabs' out of the cityl It is they who are taking the bread from you, your wives, and your children. On totttom'. Blow up tno fr.ctory! Strike tor your freedom, and it the armed murderers of iiw Interfere, shoot thorn down as you would toe 'scabs': Revolution is ahe only remedy. Do not be afraid. Arm yourselves! Use the torch and protect your rights. Be men. Arm yourselves and gat what rightfully belongs to you." "On to McCormick's!" cr'ed the mob, and a number began moving in that direction, but were called back by several of the cool-headed cool-headed cool-headed itrlkett, who took Fritz down from the car and tora him to get out of the vicinity. This almost caused a fight, as the men whose worst passions had been aroused were taxious to bear more of such talk. A reporter for one of the afternoon papers was seen taking notes, and be immediately received received several blows, and as be was bustled along a shower of stones was hurled on him. As soon as be had disappeared tbe bloodthirsty crowd turned their attention to the well-dressed well-dressed well-dressed men standing on the freight-cars freight-cars freight-cars near the factory, and stones were pelted at them until they disappeared. By this time the mob was ready for; any sort of riot, and again the cry of "McCormick's! McCormick's!" was raised, but the leaders again held back the crowd, and the reports of the committee were read and a committee of twelve appointed to Beet the committee of lumbermen today at 3 o'olock at the Lumbermen's Exchange. The reason for the animosity against McCormick's McCormick's factory was that it was expected the Sen there would continue to work ten hours. iien the men went to work yesterday morn-ing morn-ing morn-ing about one-half one-half one-half of them were Induced through threats and persuasion to stay out. The rest or the men went to work as usual, but (luring the morning tbe company, Mr. Aver 111 laid, adopted the eight-hour eight-hour eight-hour systenrwith ten hours' pay. It was stated outside that only the molders got this increase ana that the men who staid out in the morning ere refused admission later in the day when they ueard of the action of the employers and decided to take aavantageof it. Consequently these men exerted their influence in behalf of the attack on the men who had accepted the company's terms and who, it was well known, would be dismissed trom work at 2:3U o'olock. The crowd at the meeting, increasing all the time, numbered about 10,000 by 2 o'clock, when auguat spies appeared on the spot and "orated." Shortly after he had started the 111 in the tower at McCormick's, a few blocks oH. pealed forth the intelligence that the works bad stopped running, and at once fully one-ball one-ball one-ball the crowd started on a run for theiaciory. Detectives Haines and Egsin of e Hiuman Street Station, anticipating the intention of the crowd, sent word to the station. station. The gates of the factory were opened and the men poured cut. About 100 of them h'd already crossed li ue Island avenue, and w the mob was just approaching they were thised and pelted with atones. Officer West Jtood on the corner and the mob turned on -ito -ito and pelted him. The officer, faced by 'uchamob. turned and tied, chused by a big Bg MOdemmn with a dirk-knife. dirk-knife. dirk-knife. Then a hreak was made across the prairie towards Mc- Mc- wrmicn s tactory. The gates of the factory are right opposit iey avenue and stand back about 000 ieet "Cm Blue Island avenue. Immediately in ront of the gate are several lines of railroad cll and the intervening space from the av pue ! clear pra rie. which stretches east the wiifth of the tactory giounds. To the west the around 19 also clear excepting almost in front toe (rate, where there is a hotel facing Blue iand avenue. East of this hotel is a small jnpty lot with a skeleton fence around it, the aide of which just skirts the J- J- leading t0 the gate of the to The fence sut rounding the factory "Kut eight feet in night. The employes of 'iory, ot whom there were 600 or 700, won reception given the men -?u -?u &one out ahead of them retreated Ti . . lerea " gate. The mob now came a few moa with some 200 boys and ZT l0Us"is, and a fusillade of stoues, of h " were plentitul heaps in the vi -o -o suowerc-d suowerc-d suowerc-d through the windows of the whole pane of glass was guards within the yards, of company always has about hand, appeared and dis- dis- on Vt'l uowesl ut. 1 "nu not a Tbe 'horn tne dozen Intent revolvers iu the air, tun t0 SPare 03 the raoD- raoD- But the w"ch-m w"ch-m w"ch-m of re 80 IDerciieslT pelted that they got lelw. lel lne crowd amuse them ana ih tcrowtug the rocks into the yards the nrough 1,10 windows. Emboldened by Joun"6'31110 r th0 watchmen, the SZ . . ortion of the crowd climbed the lash! lnt0 lhe jarJ- jarJ- where thev on. J?. v?ry,b,mf they could lay their hands katterm. B heavy crowbars and began At ,1 tne noors eon ment tne Bin man street patrol with hir oeen DProachi.ng, loaded down mm .BQot e brtrk. I!" lne crwd begap gathering Ubed un ni t ciuos. The wagon police!" cried a of th""' " .,u"tl KliP- KliP- avnue, the horses the mK """"P- """"P- rtight into the thick bechecknrt k u Wlth rU8h that couia Mtn J l"u raot). whu maue an at- at- dwlthV. '' lm'm ana then fell back. Snow tow ; ;"v,umu m turned sharply off n toward the e-ato e-ato e-ato up before the irate the 'ver anri L.7a otr' ana' drawme their re- re- SmihiZ? lenat the approaching 'vsred. anri - . moment the crowd d the boys who had entered the in rs., vue omcers eroucnea the """on, which As the DUe aDa ran iu- iu- 0 jumped yards got out the best way they could. Then the cry "Shoot them !" was raised. The crowd ajrain advanced a short distance and pelted stones and other missiles. The twelve officers stood in the centre of the prairie and were sulendid targets for the missiles of the mob. Sergt. Enright was in command, ana under his instructions tbe men were wonderfully cool and stood the storm ot missiles most heroically. heroically. Forttlteen minutes they were kept busy dodging the stones, when the crowd got tired of it and pulled revolvers. It seemed as if the majority of them were armed, and revolvers of every sort flushed in tho sun. A volley was poured into the little band of twelve policemen, the patrol in the meantime standing inside the yards of tiie factory. Occasionally when the rioters got dangerouslv close a volley was fired by tho policemen, but the officers generally-shot generally-shot generally-shot to scare and not to kill. They curried themselves throughout the riot in an admirable manner. One stray shot struck a man about 23 years old named Joseph Vojtik, living at No. 422 West Seventeenth street, where he was taken and will probably die. He was foremost in the crowd and received received a shot in tho groin. It was some time before the second wagon- wagon- load of police came to the assistance of the first arrivals, and in tbe meantime aDout seventy-five seventy-five seventy-five of the rioters were biazing away at them. They stood behind the houses and the majority discharged their revolvers from the midst of the crowd. .It Is a wonder that the officers escaped unharmed save several minor cuts with some of the stones. The windows of the northern side of Blue Island avenue were filled with the heads of the tenants, and not even the incessant discbarge of the firearms could Induoe them to withdraw their caputs. A hie, red-faced red-faced red-faced fellow, who seemed to be the leader, bad a large stick in his band, and every little while advanced somewhat further towards the police than the rest of tbe crowd. He would shake his fist aud cry out: "Come on, you ; come on!" Every time ho would advance Sergt. Enright would level his revolver at him. and tne ieHow would turn around and rush into tne crowd. Every little while he would repeat this performance, and finally wound up by getting behind several of tbe more rabid rioters rioters and pushing tbem ahead. At this critical juncture assistance bearan to arrive. One wagon came from tho Twenty-Second Twenty-Second Twenty-Second Street Station in charge of Lieut. Shep-pard; Shep-pard; Shep-pard; one from West Twelfth Street Station, officered by Capt. O'JJonnell and Lieut. Croak; one from Deering street, one from Desplaines, one trom the Central, and also others. Inspector Bonfield came down, but Capt. 0'ionnell was in charge of the men at the scene of the disturbance, the Inspector station station inar h.mself at the corner of Blue Island and Ashland avenues. The crowd poured a shower of stones into the new arrivals, but the heroic dozen now advanced on the crowd, and. making a charge from both ends, tbe police struck at heads with clubs and pistols and arrested arrested several whom they bad spotted as leaders. Those arrested were: Ignatz Urban, German, 2D years old; Frank Kovling, Bohemian, 22; Joseph Sctiukv, 25, Bohemian; Theodore K'.afsky, 26, Bohemian; John PotolsKi, 35, Pole; Anton Sevieski, 35, Pole; Albert Supitar, 23, Bohemian; Hugh McWhirter, 25, Irish; An ton Stimack, 23, Pole; Nick Wolna, 47, German; German; Thomas O Conneil, 37, Irish. They were not a prepossessing looking lot, though one of them, being well dressed, did not bear the appearance of a laboring man. The prisoners were badly out up and wounded and were kept in tbe yards until addiaonal police came, when tney were taken to the West Twelfth Street Station and locked up on a charge of riot. The workmen who were beiug kept in the factory were placed In line, and with a strong gutted ot police were escorted home. On the way down Blue Island uveuue the police were pelted at Nineteenth street, but this was soon stopped, and the of ficers went as tar as the viaduct, trom where they returned. When McCormick's men scattered they fled in every direction, their only idea beltur to get out of harm's way. Many took refuge in the bouse of Engine Company No. 36, corner of Coulter street and Western avenue, where Capt. Hand had offered them protection. Fearing fire, tne engine company put themselves themselves in readiness to respond to au alarm. Out there was no need of their services. At a distance distance of two blocks from the factory the strik ers were lying hi wait for the McCormick employes, employes, and in many instances assaulted tbem. but in no case were thein3uries received worth mentioning. In a few moments after the firing was over wounded strikers began dropping into the houses in the neighborhood. At Leonard's drug-store, drug-store, drug-store, corner Western avenue and Marvin Bhot, a young man who did not give his name, but whose home is at No. 830 Hinman street, came ;n to have his head attended to. His bat had been cut through by a brick and he had a severe gash in the skull. There were several wounded in various ways, but the people who saw tbem and knew tbem would give ao In formation regarding them, saying they did not wish to procure their arrest. The casualties among the police were: Of ficer Condon, severe bruises on the back and bead; Ofhoer West, baca; Officer Kizer, struck on hand with a stone: Officer Kelly, wounded in face with a stone; Officer Fugate, Btruck in tbe head. Officer Condon, besides receiving a heavy blow on the back ol the head, was struck in the small of tbe back and between the shoulders. When Been by a reporter he could hardly speak. There wa6 a very bitter and vindictive spirit manifested on the part of the malcontents towards the police, matiy of whom had occa sion to reirret an encounter with the blue coats. Capt. Simon O'JUonnell came near hav ing an exp rience at tbe Bine Island avenue viaduct, threats being freely made against him, but no violence was attempted. Many of the rioters suffered broken heads from the clubs in the hands of " the finest," but the population in tha vicinity would not give names. Officer Pat Casey ot the West Twelfth Street Station had a narrow escape. The wounded man, Joseph Waddeck, was taken to his home at No. 420 West Seventeeth street in an express express wagon, and Casey was sent there to get his statement in order to make a report of the matter. He went to the house, where no op position was made to his entrance, but while in there Waudeck said In Bohemian: "That's tfce man who shot me." Casey, unconscious of the trouble brewing, bowed himself out, only to flud a crowd of irate Bohemians and Poles awaiting him. " Hanir him!" cried one. and in an instant a rope was produced. The sidewalk is some distance above the street and the shoulder of the lamp-post, lamp-post, lamp-post, the latter stand ing directly in front of Waddeck s house, is but sliurhlly above it. This would be an excel lent place for a lyncbmjr, as Casey readily saw, for they could tumble him from the sidewalk sidewalk tbe same as from a trap. He therefore retreated to the middle of the street and drew his revolver, but did not fire. There were continued shouts of "Kill him!" but Casey kept up his masterly retreat and paid no attention attention to them. The crowd became bolder and nressed nim closer, and finally elgrht or ten shots were fired. Casey had about given himself up for dead when the Hinman street wagon put in a most opportune apiiearance. Just belore the wagon came in sight a Bohemian shouted: "Let's don't bang him: let the run and then shoot him I" Casey climbed into the wagon and pointed out Joseph Hess to the officers it contained. Hess was arrested and bookei at the West Twelfth Street Station for assault with intent to kill. He was tbe one most interested in the endeavor to hang Officer Casey, and was particularly anxious to take the copper's lilo. Dr. E. A. Mullan. who has an office at No. 722 West Twelfth street, acknowledged to a Tkib-unk Tkib-unk Tkib-unk reporter last night that not long after tho shooting ho dressed the wound of a man who had been struck on the head with a brick; ot another who had been shot in the thigh; while a third who came to him with a builet in the wrist was sent away to another doctor. " I didn't take the names of any of them," said the doctor to the reporter, "because I knew you fel ows would be around after them. About 6:15 o'clock Mayor Harrison tore down the "Black Koad," otherwise Blue Island avenue, below Ashland avenue, and fairly lashed his fiery steed into a foam. His lips were firm set, and he looked neither to the right nor the left, but straight aheau. When he reached tbe McCormick works ne seemed astonished astonished at tbe quiet which prevailed, and the policemen and others standing around were equally amazed to see the Executive in such a state of mind. The Mayor rode into the yard of the works and looked around, and, after doing this, came out. Then he spied somewhat somewhat of a crowd at the corner of Blue Island and Oakiey avenues, and could not resist the temptation to make a speech; but the result was not satisfactory. When he advised them to disperse and not do any rioting they jeered and hooted the good old mm and told him to "go pull down his vest." They were not rioters nor had they been rioting; the men interested in tnat had gone away about 3:50 o'cioca. Finding little comfort here the Mayor turned his steed around and wended his way, not wrathlully but sorrowfully, back to town, followed by various irreverent remarks cast upon the soft evenimr air by the crowd ao earnestly sought to induce to disperse. The assault on the McCormick Reaper was not due to any special ill-will ill-will ill-will felt Anarchistic gang against that It so happened, unfortunately, that about the only large place in that neighborhood that was at work. If any big had been running between the where the mob assembled and tho in question, that would have been the bear the ' brunt of the attack. so happened, unfortunately, that reaper works was the only place where were busily emraeed, and, consequently, the fire of the moo. Had it not beeu prompt arrival of tbe police the gang would probably have taken the number of peaceable workmen. Sufficient police arrangements have been made for ut-ure to protect the men, and, doubtless, will all bo Back at work in a day or two. want to work, and are kept from it only threats ana violence ef a ruffianly gang. Police and Military Arrangements. A reserve of seventy-five seventy-five seventy-five men in was kept at polioe headquarters a.I they did nothing but parade. At 11 o rumor reached beaaquarters that a marching on the Michigan Central freiarbt-house at tbe foot of Michigan avenue. reserve marched down there, came to rest, sent two, or' three men out, reported that, the mob had gone Kush street bridge, and thon back again. At 2 o'clock tbe came that the wagon men had unable to disperse a crowd which been summoned to attend to at the W'abash avenue and Hiver street. The marched down the hill again, but find any crowd they broke into two and made the parade a success by different routes back to the corner avenue and Market street, where they forces and boldly reviewed the striking sewing irlrls who were marching the olu Market square. Half the detective forco was held quarters to talk politics and the strikes, the others were detailed to hunt for tion about the different railroad freight-houses and centres of excitement. At the First Uegime.it Armory, on last num. there was an unusual scene ity. Two or three companies were througbt street and riot drill, and evidence by their work that if called upon present trouble the regiment would found wanting. Tho Gatling gun short time ago arrived yesterday and together last night. A large quantity munition accompanied the weapon, be kept in readiness for instant guard of sixteen privates and four missioned officers under Lieut. of "B" Company were on last night, and a similar will be aept on duty day and night, arrangements have been made whereby tbe entire oommand can be assembled short time. Col. Knox stated last he was prepared for any emergency. At the building lately used as an the two regiments, ou Randolph Fifth avenue, no person was to be command having Dacked up all their belongings in anticipation of movnur into quarters in the former Washington saating rink within a few days. The First Cavalry Regiment held muster drill at their armory on Michigan avenue last night, and tne attendance large. No guard is stationed at tbe with the exception of a solitary janitor. Battery D Armory was closed last and no extta guard was stationed at building. How Strife Is Stirred Up. Handbills were distributed over Side yesterday that attempted to anonymous circulars that preceded outbreak of some ot the great revolutions Europe, it was couched in the most language and mysteriously signed " Your Brothers." The style and imperfect English literary effort point strongly to the leaders of the Anarchists. The as follows : REVENGE! WOKKIXGMENT O ARMS ! ! I Vour masters sent out their bloodhounds police: they killed six of your brothers Mc-Cormlcks this afternoon. They killed wretches, because they, like you, had the to disobey the supreme will of your bosses. killed them, oecause they dared ask for shortening of the hours of toil. They killed show you, ' Free American Citizens", that be satisfied and contended with whatever bosses condescend to allow you, or you killed! You have for years endured the most humiliations; you have for years Buffered unineas-urable Iniquities; you have worked death: you have endured the pangs ot hunger; your Children you have sacrificed factory-lords factory-lords factory-lords In short: You have been miserable and obedient slave all these years: satisfy the insatiable greed, to nil the your lazy thieving master? When you now to lessen your burden, ho sends blood-bounds out to shoot you, kill you ! If you are men, if you are the sons of sires, who have shed their blood to free you will rise In your might, Hercules, and the hideous monster that seeks to To arms we call you, to arms! YOCR It was followed by a similar call in expressing about tbe same ideas, concluded with the sentence: "To Destruction to the humau monsters themselves your masters! Relentless ijstruc-ticn to them this must be your Think of the beroes whose bloody strew tbe road to progress, to liberty, humanity, and strive to become them." Other Trouble In the District. As soon as possible after the riot at McCormick's commenced word was sent Twelfth Street Station and Lieut. Croak dozen men in a patrol-wagon patrol-wagon patrol-wagon hurried scene. When within two or three the factory they were met and crowd of several men. Refusing to the order to fire was given to the It beltur promptly obeyed, tbe crowd scattered and fled quick-footed quick-footed quick-footed in direction. Whether any were wounded known, as the Lieutenant and his force stop to investigate, but proceeded McCormick's. While the Hinman street patrol-wagon, loaded with Twelfth street officers, rushing to McCormick's, some one in standing at Eighteenth street and avenue hurled a missile at tbem. Fitzgerald saw it coming and. thinking stonef dodged just as it whizzed by and, striking an officer near him on shoulder, fell on the floor ot the wagon. officers picked It up and a glance, it was an explosive bomb, which, did not explode. On ono side was from the opposit protruded a piece of six inches in lengtn, but which was not Naturally fearing it might explode was throwi. to the street. It ought been kept for examination, though ence with it shows that it was either as a destructive or a very imperfect specimen. Tne Socialists must be scientists and too ignorant to profit by the that Orsini, the Fenians, and others have taught him. About 10 o'clock a crowd of striking shovers reached the yards ot Henry Co. on Chicago avenue, just west of But few men were at work in the Mr. Curtis, warned of tne approach of cession, ordered them out ot sight. men were employed unloadintr for Watson & Perkins at the docks, and the atritators upon tbem. There was the usual some side talk, and all the men Then the other side began to talk, the telephone was called into use "Eiirtit hours work ten nours chalked upon a board and posted pile of posts. The men at once all went smoothly on. It is said that conceded the demand for eight hours pressure of the fact that they have cargoes of posts in the river to be Uiey will be liable for any delay. About 4-30 4-30 4-30 o oiock last evenimr successive telephone appeals came from lumber-yard, lumber-yard, lumber-yard, at Twenty-second Twenty-second Twenty-second and streets, saymir that a desperate and crowd had assembled there, ana asking mediate protection.' The Hinman and street patrol wagons ioaded with were hurried to the spot, but on no U6e lor their clubs or Colts, proach of a detail of officers McCormick's the mob dispersed. The shovelers in Armour, Dole & Elevator " D," at the foot of Morgan the liver, went to work at the usual tprdav. DUt soon after quit. Whenasited they said that on their way to the were told by a crowd near Twenty-second street and Canaiport avenue that gel hurt if they went back oa tae.r

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