Clipped From Alton Telegraph
The Right* of Striken osd of Employers- The great railroad strike now spreading rer the country, and the terrible ecenea enacted Sunday at Pittsburgh, suggest a few remarks aa to the reciprocal lights f employers and employes First.—An employe has a right, at any une, if be feels dissatisfied with his wages or treatment to throw np his Eitua'.ion unless he contracted to work; for a certain length of time, at a certain rate. In tha case he should not quit work, or strike until the time for which he contracted ha< expired, and he should also give du notice of hia intention. With these Hm' tations a man has a perfeot right to Etrik if he feels so disposed. Second.—Strikers have a right to com bine together, if they desire, in order I carry their ends, pro-riding it ia done without intimidation, violence, or Interference with the rights of others. These a rights every woikingman possesses, and the fact that the exercise thereof may interfere with the business, convenience or wishes of others has nothing to do with the abstract principle. On the other hiacl employers have the following righU: To employ what men they please; to pay what wages they please or can afford; to discharge mea when they please, providing that ia so doing they violate no contract, aud, last, to employ other mea in the place of laborers whom they discharge cr who voluntarily quit work.