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grocery Mrs* th« Aroerlce Jndyo* cure The Pullman Strike. It makes the sympathetic person heart-sick to read of the result of the Pullman strike on the men and their families who were formerly employed these works. Misdirected by designing and foolish agitators, at at time when there was some contention between managers of the works and the men, relation to wages, and there was a prospect of coining to an understanding, the employes peremptorily laid down their tools and quit work. The trouble grew out of a reduction of wages, the managers contending the reduction was necessary on of the loss of business due to the business depression and that even at the wages they had conceded they were ning the business at a loss, and offered to submit their books to a committee of employes in support of the statement The whose minds had been poisoned by friends refused to believe that a reduc tiou of wages was necessary, assuming that eight hours' work was worth much at one time as another, elected believe that the offer to exhibit the books was a mere subterfuge on part of the managers. Instead of seeking work elsewhere, they undertook to force the company take them back at wages they themselves themselves might name. In other words they proposed that the concern should do no business until it acceded to demands. The professional labor leaders leaders who were at the bottom of it the deceived workingmen believe that all they had to do to win was to out'' A man by the name of Debs, filially, as a pretext to accomplish accomplish another thing, took up the cause of the Pullman strikes He attempted to tie up the entire commerce of the United States, and after having done so to command the managers of the Pullman works what they should pay. His scheme cost country 880,000,000 and started himself and many of his tools on the road punishment for insurrection, but it cot help the Pullman strikers. Their money was gone and their families were once happy ard well fed came want Contributions ceased. Many made application for their former and were accepted. The places others

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  1. Decatur Daily Republican,
  2. 16 Aug 1894, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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