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e^Kt'cWl fAed ??o: I WHOLE NUMBER. 16,274.
RICIIiMOMJ, VA., TUESDAY', JUNE 23, ???.'?.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY OF DAY'S MEWS
WASHINGTON, .lune 22.-Koreca.it for
Tuesday and Wednesday;
Virginia?Rain Tuesday, fallowed by
clenrlrui In southwo-t portion; rrcsh to
brisk east winds. Wednesday, fair.
North Carolina?Showers Tuesday, ex?
cept fair In extreme west portion. Wed?
nesday fair, warmer; fresh to brisk shift?
ing wind?, becoming west.
Tho temperature wns plensanl vosfer
dny. tho mercury neve,? ?Islng very high
in the tube. After ????,??? the pky be?
came overcast, and them v.-cr some rain?
fall. Rain Is expected to-day by tho
STATE OF THE THERMOMETER,
? ?. M. 70
32 M.,.. ?)
3 P. M. RI
ti P. M. 73
H P. M. CI)
13 midnight. fi'i
Av?ra ko .'781-0
Hlfrhest temperature, yesterday. SI
Lowest temperature yesterday. G3
Menu temperature yesterday.
Nomini temperature for .lune.
Departure from normal temperature,, (0
Precipitation during pant 24 hour?.... 00
??????G?? A UUNAf.
June 23. 1503.
Pun rises.4:?l | HIGH TIDE,
Hun pets.7:33 I Morning.2:43
Moon rises....3:22 | Evening.3:13
Great disorder In certain sectloni ot
the city marked the close of yesterdav
Wlint bid fair to be a Ferlons riot sup?
pressed on Eighteenth Street-Track
obstructed In Fulton-More police ?worn
lu, but the number still regarded as In?
adequate?Service given yesterday on
both Main and Brood Streets,-A num?
ber of men arrested; two of them strike?
breakers-Attempt to he made to
be mado to operate more cars to-day
Inspection of the military yesterday un?
der the new law-Pastors preach Ber?
mene on the strike-Committee to In?
vestigate municipal corruption to begin
work Thursday night; the witnesses sum?
moned-No likelihood of a strike of thi
Electrical Workers-Winners of prizes
In the Locomotive Works' excursion to
Buckroe Beuch-Ashland Gun Club's
Fhoot-The closing of St. Peter's School
-"Man says .ho was arrested for calling
his dog-The death of Hugh Munce
Young missionary to take his bride to
Africa-Anniversary of Father O'Reilly
-Trades and Labor Council to meet to?
night-Hon. A. C. Braxton not a candi?
date for tho Senate-Many .excursion?
ists carried to the seashore-Mathews
for Congressman Jones for tho Senate?
Democratic and Republican Committees
eoon to meet hero-Board of Medical Ex?
aminers to be In session to-day examining
a large class-I'lckett Camp nomlntes
officers-Cruiser' Galveston to be launch?
ed to-morrow afternoon; Judge Grlnnan
dissolves his Injunction, the government
having agreed to Kettle the matter legally
??Close of the Male Orphan Asylum
School-^?Memorial sendee to Captain
Maurice W. Cosby-First park concert
at Chimborazo last night-Attempt to
burn a bridge over which tho street care
pass In Pulton-Telegraph pole Is
partially chopped down. MANCHESTER
-Weddings past und present-Joint
meeting to-nlpht to express sentiments on
the strike-Rocky Ridge Council decides
to walk-Death of. an Infant-Work of
tho Mayor's Court-An ice-cream feast
to-night-Central Methodist Church's
The final celebration commences at tho
Virginia Military Institute; the old cadets
gather for tho ceremonies of unveiling
the New Market battle monument: mili?
tary drills and military German-Nn
church In Chesterfield big enough to hold
the Sunday-School Association meeting
??The street-car strike In Petersburg Is
a peaceable affair; college men as con?
ductors-The.supervisors of Chesterfield
confer with a view to making perma?
nent roads-Small boy drinks concen?
trated lye in Mecklenburg and dies
Blacksburg cadets to spend a week In St.
Louis-Fluvanna nominates county offi?
cer? by primary-Frank James visits
his former residence In Lynchburg
Twelve hundred teachers at tho first ses
Flon of tho Virginia School of Methods
^nhn Cubbaue killed by an engine on the
double: track work of the Southern Rail?
way at Alexandria.-Charles Llndermnn
took his life at Colonial Beach with
rough on rats-A police sergeant of
Roanoko In dosperato struggle with negro
lunatic-Proceedings of the Supreme
Court of Virginia-Walters In tho Eakle
ton Hotel. Staunton, go out on a strike
-Lightning strikes three liquor saloons
nt Colonial Reach-Terlflc hailstorm in
Westmoreland-Night <ralns stopped on
? the Atlantic and Danville Railroad
Gloucester citizens demand bettor service
of the steamboat companies-Newport
News citizens hi mass-meeting express
svmpathy for the Klshineff sufferers-.
Fire at Old Point destroys officers' bath?
ing and boat houses and a launch.
Sensational developments In the Jones
murder. trial; Implication all heretofore
accused-Governor Aycoclc's daughter?
operated on for uppcdlcltls-Freight car
'wheel stops on a man's arm nt Greens,
boro; car moved by hand to keep from
crushing his head-Several new diar?
iera Issued by the Secretary of State-?
Stockholders of Greensboro Female Col?
lege colled in effort to save the college.
Stock markot dull and weal; nnd prices
closed at lowest level of tho day-Lewis
Nixon makes affidavit denying absolutely
the charges brought by complainant In
tho politl?n for receiver for the United
States Shipbuilding Company-Hamburg
?ell won Rosebud Stakes nt Sheepshoau
Buy-Roosevelt removes judge, of tho
Supremo Court of New Mexico for gross
Immorality-Wild train of coni cars
crushed through buildings, killing und
maiming persons niui piling debris al?
most mountain high-Lord Chief Justice
of England holds that tobacco trust must
keep its agreement to distribu?? one mil?
lion annually for four p years?-Miss Dour
Campbell, postmaster, is held for tho
Federal grand jury-Another scandal is
developed In the Postorflc.e Department,
having to do with devices for resister?
tng tho timo of delivery of malls from
mull boxes-Charges that American of?
ficers looted In Manila at Ilio limo ot the
evacuation mav be Investigateli-Hieh
mondei-H .?.(tend unique funorul services
over Raul CteLvJ, tobacco broker of New
Tork-Canard lino withdraws from tho
contract with tho International Mercan?
tile Marino Company-Grand jury In?
dicts Mr. Machen and four other persons
on charge of conspiracy to defraud tho
government-Rig terminili system to bo
erected in Now Orleans for uso of tho
flouthern Railway-Next United hiatos
senator from Mississippi to be elected
by popular vote?Special term of grand
Jury to be held In Breathltt county, Ky-,
to Investigate the charges of arson?
Pope Loo holds publlo consistory and
names new cardinals and archbishops
TERRIFIC HAIL STORM~
(Bpec.lal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
WARSAW, VA., llune t!2.? A sever?
hall, rain and electric etorni passed over
the upper portion of Westmoreland, conn?
ty on . Saturday night last, doing great
aamaga to growing; crops, .unrooflnjr
Bouses and playing havoo generally.
The .Sandy Hotel, at Montiosa, wan
?truck by lightning and considerably dam?
aged; siuvos wero knocked over, and
the pictures on the wall knocked down.
The Inmates of tho hotel were asleep at
the time, and did not know the narrow
escape they had from death until the next
Committee to Sift Gasser
Matter at Once.
TO BE SUMMONED
Gasser. Glide and Wcinbrunn
Will Be Stars.
COL. CUTSHAW AND
They Will Tell All They Know About
the Alleged Conversation of the
Latter With Gasser?The Body
Means to Press All of the
Allegat'ons to the
Thc special commlttoo on the investi?
gation of the allegations concerning mu?
nicipal corruption held Its first meeting
yesterday afternoon, and after mapping
out plans for the work, decided to meet
again on Thursday night, when tho mat?
ter involving the names of tho seven old
Street Committee will? bo tairen up and
siftcil to tho boi torn.?':' Seven witnesses
will be summoned to testify at tho meet?
ing Thursday nlg^t, and the Inquiry Is
likely to be dashed with spice from its
The list of these witnesses Is as follows:
Messrs! Gasser, Gudc and Wcinbrunn, who
are contractors for city paving, tho for?
mer of whom is alleged to have mado
tho statement concerning tho members;
City Engineer W. E. Cuts-haw, Common?
wealth's Attorney D. C. Richardson,
Messrs. P. P. Tallaferro and Jackson Rol?
l?n, of thc City Engineer's office. Hon.
Henry R. Pollard will represent the city
al the investigation, nnd will press for a
thorough sifting from the start.
The matter is going to take a great
deal of timo, and everything points to
voluminous and spicy evidence. ~"
NEARLY ALL THERE.
Eight out of tho nine members of tho
committee were present when Chairman
John. B. Minor called to order at 5:15
o'clock, Mr. Fergusson. of Jefferson Ward,
being tho only absentee.
Hon. H. It. Pollard was present In his
capacity as City Attorney, and Clerk Mc->
Dowell called tho roll and read the reso?
lution under which tho committee is to
net. Sergeant-at-Arms Ruskell was at
his post, and Clerk Ben. T. August and
eeveral spectators were In the room.
Tho chair called attention to tho fact
that Mr. Fergusson, the other member
of tho committee, was unavoidably ab?
sent. General Charles J. Anderson was
unanimously elected sub-chairman, and
then considerable time was taken up In
discussing tho matter of tho time of
On motion of Mr. Hargrovo, It was de?
cided to meet on next Thursday and Fri?
day nights at 8:20 o'clock, and Mr. Har?
grove moved that a committee of three
be; named with power to employ a stenog?
rapher to tako down tho proceedings of
This motion was adopted, and Messrs.
Hargrove, Hall and Morton wero named
to select this officer. It Is understood that
Messrs. John G. Winston and O. Ray?
mond Brown oro candidates for the posi?
tion of stenographer. In discussing the.
work to be done by whoever shall bo
elected to tako down tho proceedings, City
Attorney Pollard Indicateti that the evi?
dence would be very voluminous beforo
(Continued on Blxth Page.)
Obstructions Are Piled
On Fulton Tracks,
WAY IS BLOCKED
BY GREAT STONES
One Policeman There, and
He Powerless to Prevent.
OF CARS TO-DAY
Likely that Service Will Be Given on
Clay Streot Also?What Steps Will
Be Taken to Prevent a Recur?
rence of the Scenes of Last
Evening is Not Known,
Need More Police
The situation ir the street
railway strike is nearing a cru?
cial period. The company ex?
tended the period of its opera?
tions to Broad street.
Traffic was suspended about
7 o'clock, by advice of the Po?
lice Board, who feared that
adequate protection could not
be afforded after dark. There
was no serious interference with
the running of the cars during
It is understood that the com?
pany will make an effort to run
cars over all lines to-day. . The
congregation of crowds in cer?
tain places late in the evening
has become a menace.
The company is unyielding
in its determination to operate
its cars'. The men are reported
equally firm in their resolve
not to resume work.
The strikers held a largely
attended meeting at night, and
listened to several speeches.
Sunday's march was a note?
Ministers are endeavoring to
effect ri settlement of the strike.
Tlio sixth day of tho strike of the em?
ployes of tho Virginia Passenger and
Power Company has passed, with no
signs of yielding by either tho company
or tho raen. On the other the Indications
that it will be a finish struggle.
While the company extended its sphere
of operations and appears to have Uttlo
difficulty In securing men to man the care
the extension of operations to Broad Street
was marked by a riotous demonstration
between 0 and 7 o'clock at Eighteenth
and Broad Streets that was ugly and me?
nacing, and required the most stronuoua
efforts of the police to curb. The crowd
gathered thero afforded shelter for mis?
creants In the outskirts of It. and those
threw stones, potatoes and other mlssllea
at the rear of tho cars as they turned
from Broad Into Eighteenth Streets. The
polico wero unablo to disperse this crowd,
composed of the most part of the curious,
thoy they managed by strenuous efforts
(Continued on Second Page.)
HR. JOHN 3. MINOR.
(Chuiraau IaYe?t"^'atius Goaualttce.)
Scene at the Reservoir While Rev. L S. Boyles Was Addressing the Labor Unions.
street-Car Company's Prop?
erty Badly Damaged.
TRY TO BURN A BRIDGE
A Pole Chopped and Sawed Down, and
the Street Car Track Left In an
Exceedingly Bad Shape
To the silent spectator ? who rtood
nearaboul3 and watched the progress,
steady and sure, of mob work in Ful?
ton last night, the sight which met his
gaze bore a weird and startling re
semblanco to the often retold tale of
what happened In the days when harri
cadoes blocked the streets of Paris and
lawlessness and disorder ran rife.
There were upon the streets no gory
spots telling of bloody plaughtui and no
guillotine grinned near, but for a square
along the thoroughfare stretched an
ever-increasing pile of bricks, stones,
rocks, huge boxes, and other Impedi?
ments designed, and effectively designed,
to check in that section at least any
operation of street cars when morning
broko again. Tho work was dono swift?
ly and silently by a band of about forty
young men, divided off into gangs, which
operated in different sections at the sumo
moment. At 1 o'clock in tho morning
they were still at it, and the evidences
of their handiwork were apparent on
Here Ktood tons of obstruction upon
the track: here tlio grooves In tho rails
were daubedi thickly with cement; hero
smelled of oil, where nn attempt had
been mado to burn a brldgo; hero showed
where a saw and an axe had been ap?
plied with effect to a polo supporting
the electrlo wires; here ami there wero
other signs of the night's work.
Against it nil slood one lone policeman,
a special officer, utterly impotent In his
weakness, lie did his best, but Ills best
against such odds was but little. Ilo
couldn't stop tho obstruction, so be got
a big red light antl put on It.
Beports received at midnight wero to
the effect that a similar work of ob?
structing tho track was going on In the
neighborhood of Church Hill and Ven?
ablo Street, but no confirmation of these
reports wero obtainable. Tho police
wero not nt this timo aware of any dis?
turbance In the Paid End at all.
The work In Pulton began comparative?
ly early in tho evening and continued far
Into tho morning hours. When It started
a fairly good-sized crowd of curious ?|>ei?
tators gatlierod around, hut by midnight
most of them had drifted homo to lied.
Among tho disturbers were nono of tho
strikers, but only their sympathizers.
They moved about quickly and silently,
not making much fuss.
Pirst of nil bega 11 tlio 1ask of blocking
tho track. Three bricklayers' boxes, huge
affairs, wero dragged out from a pinco
now being built and set squarely In tho
track. Twelve or fifteen stones, twelve
or fourteen feet long, were " also put:
there, with piles of bricks, timber mid
other stuff. Tlio obstruction extended
about a square. Noi satisfied, with this,
the fellows got hold of a barrel of ce?
ment and proceeded to put it to use. The
curvo running around Lester Streot was
Went for an Axe.
Later on at night a saw was put tn
a pole at. Denny and Secondi Ktrcet, and
tho thing was nearly cut when tho men
left off tn get an axe. Tho pojo Htipports
electrlo wires. An attempt wns made
also to burn Bocket is bridge, over which
the earB pass on their way Mown town.
Oil nnd everything was ready for the
Incendiar?an work when tho Inno oni?
ce!? butted Into tlio group i!nd dispersed
It. lookml at one time as If some of -the
ttack rails might be pulled up, and It
Is posplble that something of this sort
was really dono. At least two of iho
heavy wires holding Iho rails together
had been cut by 1 A. M.
As stated above, but one, police officer
was on tho scene to gtve protection. This
one Is a special olllcer named Moshy, who
did his best according to his lights, one of
which is .red. This red light he put on top
of tho pile In ?lu> track. Then hi) dodged
about trying to keep track of the young
men, but with Indi If e rent success. Some?
body set hlru Off?the track for awhile by
telling him that cue of the men had a
stick or two of dynamite on hhn and was
getting ready to blow up things. Mosby
conscientiously spotted this follow and
followed blm around until lie discovered
i that tho strongest thing on him, waa bis
ireath. which smellcd somewhat of whls
About 1 o'clock In tho morning the in
Ormatlon In the possession of The Tlmes
Dlspatch was laid before the pollco au?
thorities. Major Howard was called up
it his homo and told of tho disturbance.
fie at once Instituted Inquiries, nnd sent
tho wagon down with a force which put
m end to disorder.
NEGROES OF THREE
(By Associated l'rcs?.)
OBERLIN, O.. June 22.?Among those
who will graduate from Oberi In College
on Wednesday Is Carroll Napier Lang
5ton (colored), of St. Louis. His brother.
John Meyey Langston. graduated from
the samo college hi Juno, Ifloi. Professor
Arthur D. Langstone, principal of Dumaa
School, of St. Louis, father of thoso two
young men. graduated from Oberilo In
IS77. Hon. John M. Langston, formerly a
member of Congress, father of ?. ?.
Langston, grnduated from Oberlln Col?
lege In 1849. Thus thron generations of tho
Langston family have graduated from
Oberlln Collego, and the record is said to
bo without precedent In the development
of tho negro race In America.
MUST KEEP CONTRACT
TO DISTRIBUTE MILLIONS
(By Associateli Pr?s?!
LONDON, June 22.?Lord Chief Justice
Alvorston to-day delivered judgment in
a test caso arising from the agreement
mado by Ogden's (limited) ?it the limo
of tho tobacco war to distribute to re?
tailers SI,000.000 annunlly for four years.
Ofdens at that time represented tho
American Tobacco Company. Tho Lord
Chief Justice found that Ogdens was not
relieved of those contracts by tho sale of
Its business and its Incorporation Into
the Anglo-American combine.
JUDGE REMOVED FOR
(By Associateli Prcas.)
WASHINGTON, Juno 22.?President
Roosevelt after a conference with Attor?
ney-General Knox to-day, signed an or?
der removing Judge Daniel H. McMillan,
of the Supreme Court of New Mexico, on
charges of general Immorality. Judge
McMillan originally was appointed to tho
position from Buffalo. N. V. Judge Clem?
ent C. Smith, of Hastings, Mich., has
been appointed to succeed him,
BY POPULAR BALLOT
(By Associated Press,)
JACKSON, MISS., Juno 22.?The State
Board of Election Commissioners to-dny
obtained n Slate primary election to bo
held on August Cth. This action means
Him thn next United States Senator from
Mississippi will bo chosen by popular
ballot. Senator Monoy, tho present in?
cumbent, and Governor Longino urn can?
didates and uro now prosecuting an ac?
tivo canvass of tho Stale.
SPECIAL TERM TO
(Ky Associated Press.)
FRA NIC KORT, KV., Juno 'S:.?? special
term to Invest?gate tho charges of arson
and bribery mudo by Chairman li wen
and others will bo called for duly 2fllh.
In the meantime, forty soldiers will bo
kept ori duty at Jackson.
The Meeting Postponed,
In deference to the opinions of somo
good people that a meeting In Iho tent
at Marshall and Twentieth Street would
at present be Impolitic, tho services ap?
pointed for tills week havo been cancelled
miti as fur us known no meetings will bo
held in tlio tent during the week, ex?
cept Mr. Thomas' meeting on Thursday
Barns Turns States' Evidence
and Implicates the Other
AVIliBON, If? 0,, June 22.-The most
sensational testimony In the Junes mur?
der trial came this afternoon, when Wil?
liam vv. Barnes turned State's evidence,
and (old how tho crime was committed.
Witness Impllcured Allen, HU'e, Plttin.tn.
Bass, Morgan and Ward, It was brought
out by defendant's counsel that Barnes
had mudo a cunlardictory statement un?
der oath of June 8lh; On cross-examina?
tion by tho Stato witness swore that he
wns afraid If ho did not mako this state?
li,cut thu oilier defendants In the case,
would do him bodily harm.
In consequence of tO'UijyS proceedings
tin, bond of Morgan, has been Increased
h'Om ?-1.20O to $i>,0UO. The bondsmen of all
of the d?fendante bavins withdrawn tljoy
arc now tu jail.
Judge tihaw ordered Vi linei,.? Barnes
to be put In custody of thu sherllf, and ho
Is now at his own .homo being guarded
by deputies, so thut no harm may como
to him ou account of his confession,
Richmonders Attend Strange
A BEAUTIFUL EULOGY
Funeral Services Over Paul Calvi Con?
ducted by Brother of Thomas Nel?
son Page?Drakely Pronounced
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
NEW TOHK, N. T.. Juno 22.?Among
thoso who attondcd tlio funeral of Paul
Calvi, ono of the leading tobacco mer?
chants of the city, at his lato homo In
Roclcaway, to-day, were: J. N. Culling
worth and C. W. Spicor, of Richmond,
Va., and E. R. Maclln, of Petersburg,
Va., buslnesss associates of tho dead man.
The funeral services wero conducted by
Rev. Frank Page, rector of St Johaftr Pro?
testant Episcopal Church, a brother of
Thomas Nelson Page.
Mr. Calvi was of tho firm ot Moore &
Calvi, of this city, and had large business
connections in Virginia, whore he was
well known. One of tho peculiar features
of tho funeral was tho eulogy delM-cred
by Gqprgo Drakely, ? well known broker
and clubman and a lifelong friend of the
EULOGY OF FRIEND.
Mr. Calvi was affllated with no religious
sect nnd had entered Into a pact year?
ago that the one who survived should de?
liver tho eulogy at tho funoral of tlie
other. Mr. Drakely said In part:
"During a doso and intimato uequalnt
nnceship of nearly -a quarter of a cen?
tury's duration, which. It makes me par?
ticularly glad to say, wns never seriously
rufllod by the winds of"our many dis?
cussions, and never rent by any storms
of dlftorenco, Paul and I quite naturally
talked many times of tho wonders of Ufo,
tho certainty of death und tho mystory
of that limitless beyond, through the
shrouding veil of which ho has""preceded
During these conversations, and partly
as tho result of them, wo had a compact
between us that tho one loft behind should
undertake to toll to tlio friends nnd ac?
quaintances who should gather to take a
last loving look nt. him who had gouo be
foro what sort of a man ho seemed to
him who know him well and what tho
record of his Ufo mu? tho example of hts
living should bo to those who must still
bear tho burden, suffer tho care nnd con?
tinuo tho toll allotted to thoso of us who
"No fulsome eulogy would become tho
time and circumstances, even wero I ven?
turesome enough to say aught of which
he would disapprovo hud ho tho framing of
my words, but l tell you nothing now
when I say his wns a kindly, gent?o,
genial soul, over ready to help those who
needed help, without any questioning ot
their deserts or non-dcscrts. Ho was
llrni In his upholding of what ho bollaved
to bo tho right, nnd strong as hammered
steel In active defense nnd support of any
whom he believed to bo tho objects of
attempted injustice of wrong. His faith
1 nthos ho honored with his friendship
wns sublime In Its simple, perfect stead?
fastness, so long as thoy wore truo to
themselves and did no wrong."
THE PROCEEDINGS OF
THE SUPREME COURT
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
WYTHEVILLE, VA., Juno 22.?Tho pro?
ceedings In tho Supreme Court of Ap?
peals to-day woro ? a follows;
Jennings ot als. vs. Taylor; argued by
G. M. Edmonds and Joseps ?. ??. Kelt
Ipv for appellant, nnd W. S. Cox- and J. U.
Richmond for appellee, and submitted.
Dooley and Baliosa vs. City of Bristol;
argued by II. G. Peiers for appellant, and
S. V. Fulkerson for appellee ami sub?
TO ERECT TERMINAL
SYSTEM IN NEW ORLEANS
(??.? Associated Presa.) ?
NKW ORLEANS. June 2?.--.One of th*
objects of ih? visit here of Chin-leu S.
l''.?ri-?????, president of tho New York
Securities and Trust Company, who ar?
rived bore ??-das'. Is said to bo looking
into local situations Incidental to the
placing of a heavy mortgage on the St,
Louis ami San Francisco Road, In order
to carry out iho plans of the New Or?
leans extension'ant) tho construction o? a
vast system of terminale here, to be jolpv
1/ use'd with the ?Southern. Railway,?
Very Exciting End of a
WILD SCENES ON
Arrest of Five ?Men. Two of
Struck by a Rock, but Not Severely
Hurt?Patrol-Load of Police Hur?
ried to the Spot and Order
Finally Restored?Cars Are
Withdrawn as Soon? Af?
ter 7 as Possible.
A. riot which -was assuming
serious proportions was quelled
by the police on Eighteenth
street Seven men were arrest?
ed, two of them non-union em?
ployees of the company.
Cars were attacked in the
West End by mobs, and in one
instance the motorman forced
to flee to avoid injury.
The trades in Pulton were
obstructed for a considerable
distance last night, rocks, bricks,
dirt and cement being used.
Only one policeman was on
hand, and ho was powerless to
do anything further than to
place a red light on the obstruc?
Arrested strike-breakers were
bailed out by officers of the
company, and were jeered by a
crowd as they were being taken
to a carriage. ?
Opinion is expressed that the
police force, efficient as it is, can
not cope with the present situa?
tion unless it. is materially
Attempt to burn the bridge at
Rocketts, across which the cars
run. A polo chopped down.
Prompt and effective w-oric on the part
Of Captain Shlnborger and hla men. aided
by a reservo of six men from the Second
District, quelled what -would have been a
serious riot nt Eighteenth, and Bread
Streets yesterday ovening between the/
hours of 5 o'tdock and 7:30. Daring that
time many hundreds ot people, a largo
number of them women and chllelren,
swayed menacingly about that corner.
Tho crowds gathered mainly at the cor?
ner, but thoy extended far up Into
Eighteenth Street, between Broad and
Main, and In both directions on Broad
Thla Is the Junction point of the Onlt
wood and tho Broad Street Unes. AU day]
cara had beon running over the Eight?
eenth Street line, via Main and Broad
Streets. With the exception, ot small
gatherings of noisy boys and Idle men
? long Eighteenth Street and farther out
Broad, there was no trouble up to a late
hour In the afternoon.
C rowd Began to Grow.
When the shops and factories began to
phut down in the evening tho crowd at
Eighteenth nnd Broad began to grow
larger and largor. The half dozen officer?
at that point found that they could not
handle-the peoplo, and, fearing violence,
reinforcements wore sent for.
In a short while all tho available meni
lu tlio First District were on hand, with
Captain Shlnborger In charge, but scarce?
ly a semblance of order could be maln
tiiined. The bluocoats did all they could
tn disperse the crowd. They -wero driven!
from spot to spot, but when one man!
went away a dozen took his piace, and
the punoramlo changea reminded one of
nothing loss than tho shifting of storm
clouds, which Jolued ominously Into one
Brent dark mass, ready almost to swoon
down In ? dolugo of destruction.
Major Howard in Charge.
Captain Shlnborger saw that ho needed
aid. Chief of Police Howard, was com?
municated with at headquarters, lie ha4
Just loft a meeting of tho Police Board
and at onco ordered out tho Second Dis?
trict reserves. The latter lost no time
In Betting to the scene, and Major How?
ard followed and took charge ot affair?.
By tlilM timo tho crowd was getting al?
most unmanageable, and In a few min?
utes several men wero nrroHteel for thorw
?ng rocks and acting In an otherwise die?
nwlerly fashion, Two men wore taken In
charge by the chief himself; Officer Rob?
inson arrested another, and Policemen
Jennings and Kuhn got In tha game of
preserving order by arresting one man
Th? ?ceno at tho corner waif/ bnvnnd
description. As the cars came up Eight?
eoiuh Street from Main they were fol?
lowed by shouting mobs, not only of
small boys, but of men; men with goo?S
clothes and with Intelligence, written on
tli-ir i.ifos, but who seemed to have lo?t
control of themselves. It was this claea
that caused tho trouble, for all the hot
fieadfl and the Idle'men want sei was some
one to lead. Pandemonium celgnod for
a long timo, and-but for the cool and
determined stand taken by tho police
there U hardly anything that might net
Potatoes, eggs, apples, tomatoes, rock?
nnd other missiles were thrown at the
cars by persons who always endeavored
to keep in the background. ?fot one cit?
izen attempted to aid tho police, but
when a missile was thrown the crowd
shielded the thrower. Again and ?gain
did the police press back the crowd, anil
again did the crowd push forward.
Finally the last car to Chlmfcore,??