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done credit to Delmonico's. After a so- who have been summarily discharged cial chat and an optical survey of the without just cause or provocation. There .

is one thing that is true, that some of the hundreds of broad beautiful acres of roll old engineers, who have spent half a lifeing land, the party bade the ladies adieu time on the road, have been unfairly and and returned to the city in time to meet most shamefully dealt with, and the

wrongs they have suffered should be the Brothers marching from the hall of righted. Div. 37 to the Opera House.

The following are the names of a few

of the Brothers who were in attendance. Every available spot was taken by citi

Jas. H. Smith, No. 11; W. W. Lazens in response to the invitation ex- throp, No. 245; Geo. Y. Plant, No. 11; tended to the general public.

Al. Ensey, No. 11; J. T. Sullivan, No. Near two o'clock the engineers in a 49; Nick Ring, East St. Louis, No. 49; body marched into the hall and after be R.'W. Killmer, Terre Haute, No. 25; H. ing seated, the meeting was called to or- A. Ismond, No. 48; Walter Wilson, No. der by the chairman, John H. Guilfoil, 11; Deloss Newton, No. 11; P. M. Arwho said:

thur, G. C. E., No. 167; J. W. Mitten, LADIES, GENTLEMEN AND BROTHERS: No. 11; C. W. Keny, No. 245; L. A. The object of this meeting is, as was ad- Thomas, No. 11; Fred Kline, No. 11; vertised, a union meeting for the purpose Ed. Huffman, Frank Hamilton, F. M. of forming a unity of opinion between Guilfoil, Geo. Howell, W. S. White, Geo. our friends, the general public and our- King, C. Kirkby, James Sampson, J. W. selves, relative to the objects,, aims and King, Joe. Arterburn, J. Ā. Fellows, duties of the Brotherhood of Locomotive James Chappel, Louis Shoupe, Jas. Engineers, thereby cementing our Hinkle, J. C. Reynolds, M. Record, M. brotherly feelings more closely, if possi- J. Hefferman, John Turriff, Bob. Clark, ble. That we may have the blessings of William Bird, Louis Johnson, D. M. God upon our work, we will be led in Wills, J. A. Krafft, Thomas Harrington, prayer by Rev. J. B. Wolfe.

John Boyle, Wm. Bosley, O. P. Kimmel, The prayer by Rev. Wolfe was elo- R. B. Nolte, M. B. Conlin, S. H. Strickquent and full of thankfulness, for the land, A. J. Reed, J. Fitzgerald, Edward blessings of life.

Barrett, John C. Morison, John M. RossMayor W. B. Dunlap was next intro)- iter, Jacob Boyle, T. H. Cook, A. M. duced, and welcomed the Brotherhood to Garner. J. T. Reynolds, Geo. Fuller, J. the city.

H. Guilfoil, Jno. Plant, Wm. HuntsbarHe was followed by Grand Chief Ar-ger, No. 37. thur, the orator of the day, who held his audience enraptured for over one hour, WELCOME ADDRESS OF MAYOR DUNLAP. and left deep and lasting impressions up- GENTLEMEN OF THE BROTHERHOOD on the minds of his hearers. Mr. Ar- OF LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS: The selecthur's head is white with the frosts of ad- tion of Mattoon for this assemblage of vancing years, but his heart is young, your Order, is a compliment and honor his mind is ripe with good judgment, to the city, and in its name and behalf I liis eye is bright and his step elastic. The cordially greet and welcome you. amount of work he has accomplished for It would be difficult to name a city conthe Brotherhood, of which he has been taining a greater number of worthy the central figure for twenty-five years members of your Organization, in procan never be estimated in dollars and portion to its population, than this, or cents, as it is incalculable:

one more closely identified with the imHe in turn was followed by Hon. Jas. portant interests you represent, and you W. Craig, who discoursed upon ques may be assured, gentlemen, that the good tions of paramount interest to the frater- citizens of Mattoon are in sympathy with nity.

the objects of your Order, so far as unÎn bringing the meeting to a close the derstood by the public, and that you have chairman made a few apt remarks show their best wishes for the prosperity of the ing how unjustly engineers are at times Brotherhood and all connected therewith: treated by corporations.

I wish you a pleasant and profitable It is thought by some that Mr. Arthur's session, and hope the day is not visii io iiaiivon was to listen to the com- the future, when we may again have the plaints of engineers of the I. & St. L., 'privilege of meeting you as to-day.


tion is in the legend of the Indian chief

as to the power of union. He took a MR. CHAIRMAN AND GENTLEMEN OF bundle of sticks, put them together in TIE BROTHERHOOD: I as a citizen of such a form that the strongest man in the this city bid you a most hearty welcome, tribe could not break them. After this and while you as true men would not ie- test he parted the sticks and handed them spect or thank me for using terms of ful- one by one to a child, and the child broke some praise, yet I cannot let the time es- them one by one. Brotherhood means cape me to give to the scarred veterans union, and union cannot be had except their mead of just praise.

that each brother is willing to give his The inventors of steam engines and unselfish devotion to maintain the purtheir disciples have done more for the poses of the Order. That Brotherhood good of mankind than all the kings that of Knights Templar in the crusade in the ever rose, or reigned, or fell. The man Holy Land, so long as they stood by each whose inventive genius reduced this great other, were invulnerable, and perhaps invisible power of nature, steam, to the were the grandest body of men for the control of man, was a greater man than number that ever marched under a banSolomon arrayed in all his glory.

ner; but when selfishness crept in and The great northwest would have been every fellow commenced to look out for to-day a howling waste had it not been himself, these brave knights ignominiousfor the use of the steam engine. The re- ly fled before the almost naked Saracen. bellion of the south could not have been

The object of meeting together is to crushed except for the fact that engines foster a mutual interest in each other. could mass men and materials of the Farmers can stop their vehicles on the north, and enable the government to feed highway and discuss their matters; they her armies, the grandest the world ever have no time card. You on your run saw, in the tented fields of the south. cannot stop to speak to the nearest and

The whistle of the steam locomotive dearest friend on earth. The conductor will no doubt in the next twenty-five gives the signal, the bell rings, and you years be heard in every quarter of the are off, at a speed that never was dreamed habitable globe. I believe, Mr. Presi- of by the fastest charioteer in the hippodent and gentlemen, that China is now drome of ancient Rome. negotiating with German capitalists to You, gentlemen, have to deal with the gridiron the flowery kingdon with rail- stern realities of life. You must necessroads.

arily be in the employ of corporations. Fifty years ago many people were Corporations are not run for the benefit afraid to venture forth at night alone for of the employees. The object of the capfear of seeing ghosts. It is a remarkable italist is to make money, and they seek thing that no railroad engineer, on his materials and muscle for as few dollars as lookout at all times of night that he is possible. You have no other way of getabroad in, ever reports that he saw a ting just compensation for your trained ghost or that the engine or track were be- brain and muscle except by intelligent witched. Engineers are more afraid of union. The corporations are heard a single cow than of ghosts. No craven through the press of the country. They hearted coward could ever make a good have their representatives to present their engineer. He would jump off the first views to the legislatures. They fix their time he would see a cow on the track, tariff on the produce of the country, and and leave the engine to strike the cow refuse to move it without the price is without the engineer.

paid; bui when you gentlemen refuse to During nearly twenty years that I have run their engines unless you get your attended the courts of this county, I have price, you are denounced by their minnever known a locomotive engineer to be ions. It is intelligent union of brains on indicted in the county for a criminal of your side that can meet and contract with fense, although hundreds of them have the brains on the side of capital that lived in the county during that time, represents it. It can only be by intelliThis is a good record, and shows that you gent union of capital and labor that full are law-abiding citizens.

justice can be done. Capital ought not It is lawful and laudable for you, gen- to claio to be the master of man. Mamtlemen, to organize a Brotherhhood. One mon was the least erect of all the devils, man alone is not much account in the af- and he should not lord it over man who fairs of this world. A practical illustra-' was created in the image of God.

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The men who do the work have the port him. The law should provide for unalienable right to get a fair return for legal boards of arbitration in disputes betheir faithful labor. This they can do by tween the employer and employees. intelligent, orderly union. By this means These arbitration boards ought to be part the employee will not distrust the em- of the railroad law of the land. When a ployer, nor the employer distrust the em- man is seriously injured or killed, the ployee. By union guarded by wise person injured or his family ought not counsels, strikes that are unnecessary to be driven to a long and tedious lawcan be avoided by fair compromise. suit to get pay from the company in a But when reason and justice say that the case where the company is liable, but it men are not being fairly dealt with, it is ought to be referred to a board and setright to strike, as brave men in all ages tled at once. The suits for injuries are have struck for liberty, as our forefathers wholly entered into unequally: on one struck against British oppression. But side is a crippled, penniless man or a your day is in a day of intelligence and widow, on the other is a powerful corlaws, and it would be an insult to you for poration with the best talent of the bar, me to admonish you that you can gain no with an assurance that they will appeai rights by taking forcible possession of the most meritorious case to the supreme property; but you have control of your court and that they will take advantage selves, and you can refuse at any time to of every legal technicality, and some of work except for fair reward. You are the legal technicalities are barbarous not the serfs of corporations.

that have drifted along in the law from Do you know that corporations are the barbarous ages. It is barbarous for the mere creatures of the law? That their law to organize great corporations for existence depends upon the statute, and combination of the million of capital and that general laws can be made regulating the employment of hundreds of thousands them? I deprecate meddling laws simp- of men without making any adequate ly, but there should be just laws that provision for the protection of the emwill protect the employees and the comployees, but leave them to the rapacity merce of the country from their rapacity of the souless being, that has no body to and greed. The danger to this country be kicked or soul to be damned, and as lies in the communist on one side and the has been justly said that the "only auplunderer of the wealth of the country thority which is adequate to the task of on the other side. The communist wants regulating and controlling the marvelous to divide up the honest earnings on the lines of commerce which span the contione hand, and the overgrown monopo- nent, making all men neighbors and mullists have combined to deprive the peo- tiplying a thousand fold the prosperity, ple of their honest earnings on the other the power and the happiness of the side, thereby obtaining money without country, is the authority of the whole much skill or brains, but simply by their people, acting through the agencies to be unblushing audacity.

appointed, as one august and irresistible I have not formulated a bill, but I ruler of the land – the nation." have thought for a long time that a law The nation must protect the employees should be enacted preventing the corpor- —the men-by just and beneficent laws; ations from discharging an honest em- and you, gentlemen, by your course and ployee after having served a term of by the presentation of your just views, years without just cause; for the reason will force the law-making power of the that an engineer will live in a town for country to give you your rights, unless years, all the time in the service of one you get up jealousies among yourselves railroad, get him a home, and all at once and each one acts for himself. If you all is discharged, he must sell his home at a voice the same measure, if it is just and sacrifice and leave the hearth stone with right, it will sooner or later become the hallowed association and become, to crystalized in the laws and institutions some extent, a tramp.

of the land. Then after an old fellow is worn out in

The great discoveries and inventions, faithful service of the railroad; when his steam, electricity, telephones, have all hand can no longer manage the engine, been turned over to capital without adethe law ought to be such that the railroad quate reservation to the people; and withshould retire him on half pay; or if after out making any new provision for the a faithful service of a few years he should protection of the employees. This is an. get disabled for life, the road should sup-Tage of great discovery and invention,

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and capital is on the alert to get control of any great force of nature that may be

The Journal. discovered. Thus are the gifts of a beneficent God to his creature, man, passed

CLEVELAND, MARCH, 1886. from the control of the people. The government should not alienate them from the people without the proper safeguards.

We are in receipt of samples of both The people will not permit a judge to the “Eccentric” and the “Valve” cigars. administer justice without the interposition of a jury; will not allow the presi- and find them to be first-class. Now, we dent of the United States to administer do not advise any one either to form the the laws except through its agencies; yet habit of using the weed, or continuing with the greatest inconsistency we have turned over to capital the great forces of its use, but since it is a fact that a large nature, steam and electricity, without majority, not only of railroad men but of any reservation. It is time to call a halt.. all men, do and will continue to smoke, We are on an unknown sea, and before then common sense suggests that our we go any further there ought to be a reckoning and soundings made to see patronage be given where we ourselves whether the old ship is not nearing rocks, will derive some benefit from it. The con These great corporations are drawing up- and will without doubt be honestly car

the They are marshaling the youth and vigorous man- ried out, and it does not need a moment's hood of the country in their service by thought to convince an unbiased mind the thousands and tens of thousands, and that if those who certainly will smoke use constantly multiplying: Yet this great only these cigars, the revenue derived charters of the companies for them. from the sales which will find its way There are provisions made for the soldiers into our treasury will amount to no inmustered in the service of the United considerable sum, A word to the wise, States, yet the government permits these corporations to muster vast armies in their service, the vigorous manhood of the land, without having made any kind of provision for them in this changed con

To our many friends and Brothers: We dition of affairs.

greet you this month with an enlarged When these just provisions are inserted edition of the JOURNAL. Our Brotherin the laws, it will be a triumph of the people equal to that when King John, of hood is growing so fast, and the subscripEngland, was compelled to sign the Mag- tion to the JOURNAL has been so great, that na Charta at Runnymede: and in this we deem it but just to fill a long-felt want contest, and in your objects and purposes There will be no pains spared by the as I understand them, you have my sin

editors to make our JOURNAL a welcome čere wish that you may be successful.

We hope The writer would respectfully call the visitor to every household. attention and consideration of the Broth- that the Brothers will appreciate what we ers to the address of Mr. Craig, coming have done, and those who have not reas it does, from one of the best if not the newed their subscription will do so at best read lawyer in this part of the State of Illinois, particularly Coles county.

To the Officers and JOURNAL Agents His remarks show an honest determination to point out what is wrong in law of Sub Divisions: We hope that you will and a willingness to wright such wrong. solicit your territory well, and if there is Such men must be recognized by us as a possibility of securing a few more subwell as by the general public. We should scribers do not let it pass. There are remember to cast our ballots in our own interests, B. L. E. first, party afterward. many who would be pleased to subscribe

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solicit. The step that we have taken in loved very much to have been present, enlarging the JOURNAL has added to the but were compelled to tender our regrets. cost of publishing it, and as the margin A vote of thanks was tendered Mrs. is quite small we hope to make up for it M. Gardner, by Div, 124, for a beautiful by adding new subscribers, and it can be present in the shape of a wax wreath and done if our Officers and Agents of Sub-flowers for the Division room. Divisions will but exert themselves a little.

A vote of thanks was tendered by Div.

255, to Mrs. Jas. A. Nelson, for a beauIf you do not receive your JOURNAL, tiful altar cloth, presented to the Division drop us a postal at once; delays are dan- on the eve of Feb. 14. gerous.

The Grand Trunk railway employees The Minnehaha Division of the Broth-entertained their most popular official, erhood of Locomotive Engineers held its Mr. J. E. Dawson, with a complimentary tenth annual ball at St. Paul, Jan, 20. banquet at London, on the eve of Jan. About 200 couples were present.

29. Some eighty odd sat down to the To officers of sub-divisions: When or- tempting spread, which was all the heart dering supplies from this office, before could wish. An address was presented writing here that you have not received to Mr. Dawson, after which he made a them, you should inquire at the express very able and feeling reply. Toasts, office, as we ship when convenient that songs and music, filled out the evening

until a late hour, when just before partway.

Tyler, Texas Div. No, 201, met withing, the toast to the ladies and the press. quite a misfortune January 16th, by fire,

was acknowledged with much enthu-' destroying their hall. Phenix-like, the siasm, then the good byes were said, and Brothers have gone to work with a will thus ended one of the most enjoyable of furnishing a new one.

gatherings, long to be remembered by

those who were fortunate to be present, a Charters have gone out for Divs. Nos.

memento of which will last forever. 309, 310, and 311. The good work goes nobly on.

TO JOURNAL Agents: Several packThe Union Pacific railway company ages of the January No. went astray, and are equipping all their engines with the we were compelled to duplicate the orextension front end, as fast as they go der. The No. is now exhausted and we into the shop for repairs.

have orders to fill. We would appreciate

it very much if you would call upon the The year starts out with considerable dissatisfaction, and numerous grievances express agents at your place and see if in the railway service in many parts of any packages are there; also at the post

office; if so ship to us. the country. Arbitration is decidedly preferable in settling matters provided

Bro. G. W. Cox, of Div. 301, has been oficials will give a hearing, as strikes are premoted as Traveling Engineer on the expensive and usually not satisfactory, N. & W. railroad of Va. We congratu. and riots redress no wrongs.

late him, We tender Bro. C. D. Brown and wife

We have sent to Sub-Divisions twenty our grateful thanks, for invitations to be thousand Insurance Circulars. The cry

We are all out; the supply present at their 5th anniversary, or wood- is for more. en wedding, on the eve. of Feb. 1st, in is exhausted. the beautiful city of Detroit. We would Invitations are out for the twenty

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