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vol. xvii-no. aio.
WASHINGTON, D. C, TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 24, 1877.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Collision Between the
Troops and the M
at Reading, Pa.
Sii KiUea ana Many Wounflea at tbB
Two Ladies Among
The Commune Attack and Dis
perse the Military at
iVo Trains Allowed to Leave
that City by the Rioters.
The Commune in High Feather
atHarrisburg, Where Great
Strike on the New York Central
Qen, Hancock Assumes Command
in Philadelphia ami Quiet
Everything Peaceful in
The Commune Increasing In Numbers
All Over the Country.
ALL THE PRINCIPAL RAILROADS UNDER
Transportation Between the East and tee
'West Virtually at an End.
tlnctly Informed the striken tint there will
tio no compromise whatever. It li also stated
that when this became known alt Ibo passen
cer engineers and firemen ault their engines.
A a result tiotraUs of any kind will go oat
mu even lag.
On the Pennsylvania railroad there la no
possible hope of a corapromUe. Official i de
clare that such ah all not take place, though
not a wheel should turn on their road; alio,
that tf this community can get abng without
the Pennsylvania railroad, the latter can get
along without tho strikers.
The scenes about the Union depot today
were not hard of description. All was deaola
tion. Tho ruins of tho ptaaeuger depot and
the Pan Handle hit 11.1 tugs were covered with
men and women, who were digging with their
sticks and hands In cipectatlou of getting
something worth keeping.
The chief article of spoils was leaf tobacco,
and Miami woa not much nf Iliat. Occasionally
a man was seen walking off with an armful of
tots sua nrettr badly singed, ioerty strep.
at the corner of Grand, was almost completely
blockaded with the trucks and wheels of cars.
Only a smalt Damage had been cleared away,
allowing the passage of a single vehicle at a
time. There was no debrti on Grand street,
and none down on Liberty street, except
where the tracks turn Into the freight depot.
None of the streets were blockaded else-
whore. There were no flames visible at any
place, nor was there a great amount of smoke.
One fire engine remained during the morning,
and continued pouring water on the debris of
the era hi elevator and thereabouts. A large
number of persons visited the rains daring tho
day. At various places small crowds of roughs
could bo seen collected together and quietly
talking over matters. There was no boister
ous demonstrations nor any disposition shown
to gat tier large crouds by bitter denunciation.
Jn nearly all the little gatherings the feeling
was one of regret that the thing had been al
lowed to proceed so far. The laboring men In
most cases showed this feeling, "We have
enough taxoa to pay without paying for all
this," said one man, and the other working
men with him thought tho tamo. At 2 o'clock
this afternoon the strikers at Twenty eighth
street surrendered their arms. Including three
Sleces of artillery. As the latter was being
rawn to the cttv hr hand foice. a man named
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IV in. uuucun irapcu uu uud ui wiv yivuva nitu
apixca it wttn a miau nie. no was auer
wards arrested and taken to the Central sta
tion. ALARM IN CUMBERLAND.
A Difference lletween Colonels French and
Sharp Threats to Fire Property.
By Telegraph to Tub RErusMCAX.
Baltimore, July 23.
A special from Cumberland says: "den,
Fieuchhas been relieved and Gen. Gettr or
dered to Cumberland to take command." An
exnlanatlon of tho relief of Gcu. French will
probably be found in a special to the Sua In its
late edition tins morning, uen. i rencn, wuu
his troops, arrived at Cumberland at 6 10 last
eteulng from Marttnsburg. The Sun special
says that shortly after the arrltal of Gen.
French at Cumlwrland, at 0.30 last evening, an
exciting conflict of authority took place be
tween Uen. French and Col. T. It. Sharp, mas
ter of transportation, which caused quite n
commotion. Gen. French, immediately after
arming, reportod to Major u. Kya uougiass,
alde-du-cftmn and acting for Got. Carroll, and
expressed a wish to have the train continuavto
Wheeling, whither he said he would go with
Malor Douglas aald he could not undertake '
to run the railroad; that It would be risky
buslneM to go on without orders, and thai ne
would report to Colonel Sharp. General
French replied that he would not be governed
by Mr, Sharp, and the risk was his own, and
that tho United BLates Government was now
running the Baltimore and Ohio railroad.
General French then returned from the
hotel to his private car attached to the troop
train, where Mr. Sharp went to see htm.
Colonel Sharp explained that the train was
ordered to Cumberland, and there were no
orders to proceed further. General French
said excitedly he didn't care, he w as going on.
Mr. Sharp said this Is no time of war, and
that he understood the United States troops
were to act under Instructions from the Gov
ernor of the State. General French said he
had chargo of the railroad, and tho trains
should go on. Mr." Sharp replied the train
shall uot bo. and left the car. General French
said the train should go,and If you are going to
be an obstruction Instead of co-operating 1 will
order your arrest and tend you to Baltimore.
Mr. Sharp reiumod to the hotel. General
Kronen remained in tho car, and ordered a
signal lights, driving the men from work and
using me urcmen from the engines. The
yards aro full of excited, turbulent and ugly
dlsposltioned men, who hold possession by
iuivu. itccmss inougn ine wnoie laboring
population, as well as hordes of Idle, dissipated
and half'drunken people from the slums of the
city ha e Joined In the strike Against the road.
Our men (meaning New York Central) are
powerless against the mob. It Is feared tho
cars will bo opened and the contents carrlod
YARDS IN roSSEftSIOXOrTIIEftTBtKrRS.
Another dispatch received later. 8 p. m.,
says i ! The Erie and Lake Shore striken, with
a mob of outside parties, many of them erased
With drink and excltod with nrfMrwwta rtf nlnn.
dor, have got control of the stock and freight
jaru at cjisi itunaio, and have compelled the
firemen and train hand to leave their posts.1
There Is no notice of any of the employees of
tho New York Central striking, and tho wen
say they will go out with their trains If pro
tected. There Is no trouble at Rochester or
Syracuse reported yet. Passenger trains came
out of Buffalo all right last night. Mr. Toucey
siys that the New York Central will carry all
the freight and passongers that may be offered,
and that the officers ot the road have no fears
of any very serious troublo on their road.
If 0 FASSENOKR TRAINS ALLOWED TO MOVE.
BurrALO. N. Y.. Julr 23. The batterr and
cavalry attached to the National Guard were
ordered out at noon to-day to guard against
any further outbreak. No passsngor trains en
the Central, Lake Shore or Erie roads are al
lowed to go out. There has been ne Interfer
ence with mail trains. A publlo meeting of
citizens has been called by the mayor at the
skating rink for this evening to take action
lor me protection or property and the preser
vation of the public peace.
National Guard of Pennsylvania, are expected
to arrive daring the night.
List of the Killed And Wounded.
The names of tho nollccmcn who were shot
areas follows! Sergeant Kissinger, shot in
inenanu; umcer kuwam iiaggcrty, in tne
leg; Officer Ludwlghupp, shot In both legs and
left leg fractured J Officer Abner R. Jones, shot
through tho body this wound Is fatal; Officer
Daniel Hart, shot In the leg; Officer Samuel
Adenmeldon, shot In the leg above the knee;
Officer Samuel Weldner, shot in the breast. A
bullet struck Chief of Police Cullen in the left
breast, about tho region of tho heart, but strik
ing right over tho plaoo where the Chief had a
large memorandum book, the bullet glanced
in the succeeding volleys fired by the
troops the following citlsen were killed and
wounded: Kilted Milton Draco. John Cos-
sidy, Hitty Sheafer and George Nachtert. The
wounded aro as follows t John Wcller, C
Groetzlnger. George W. Pulm, Edward Bayer,
uenrr urotr. Albert Miles, sarauei urate
and John Qulnn. Later advices show that two
young ladles were shot, but tholr names have
not been asoortatnod. uno man or tne stn
regiment is killed. Four others are wounded.
Both the drummers are reported miming. It
is rumored they were eoen making the boat of
their way out of town, Inquiring the rood to
THE STRIKE AT COLUMBUS.
Baltimore Harrlsburgand other points, urged.
It is rumored, by discharged engineers and
firemen belonging to the B. L, E.
It Is resorted that fifteen of the rioters are
killed an! three wounded This evening the
men s'ato that they will use no violence whatever.
,1 REIGN OF TERROR IN PITTSBURG.
Heir Xeno irifl Torty Mtlliont People
Permit (Ms Condition of TMng$
fe Ceitffnw T
The Soldiers Attacked by tlio Mob sad
Driven from the Roand-nonse.
By Telegraph to Tun ItKFCiitCAif,
Buffalo, N. Y.. Jnly 23.
The mob has been reinforced br lane num.
ben. They called at the enr-shops of the
ume bnorc and tr e com names and ordered
all the workmen there to quit, which they did
lortnwim. no serious demonstrations are as
yet being made A boat 4 o clock this after
noon a Buffalo and Jamestown train which
leaven the Erie denot. on arrivlnir at Com
Kromlse crossing, two miles from the depot,
ad a passenger coach detached and shored on
the Uentral track, and the 0 reman was forci
bly taken from the engine.
Superintendent Boyle, who was on the
train, rcmonstratod with the strikers, stating
that there had been no reduction of wages on
their road, nor had there been any since It
inauguration. The effect of this statement
was tho bringing back of the coach by tho
strikers, who coupled It on, and assured tho
superintendent that nothing should be done In
any way to Interfere with the working of his
road. Early in the afternoon an Assault was
made by nearly 2,000 rioters on about 200 sol
diers who were guarding the Lake Shore
The military were obliged to leave the
building, which Is now barricaded by the mob,
who have placed cars In position as defense
against an attack. Col. Flosch, of the 03th
regiment, with about thirty men and three
officers, foolishly proceeded to tho round
house to retake It from the mob. They were
met wuu yens oi derision from tne crowd.
and under a shower or stone were obliged to
retreat at a double quick. And forco their wav
inrougn tne yeuing crowd at tne point or the
bayonet, some of the soldiers being badly cat
on the hands with knlroa and also clubbed.
Four of the soldiers lost their muskets, which,
nowever, were atierwaras recovered.
Colonel Flcech was bed It clubbed twice.
knocked down, forced across the canal and
obliged to Juke refuge tn the Lake Shore Point
shop. The engineers of the Erie and Lake
Shore roads have signed an agreement with
the firemen not to run with grron hands. It
Is expected that the New York Control en
gineers will follow suit to-night.
THINGS IN NEW YORK.
A Precession of Two Thousand Other Labor
er Joining the Striker.
By Telscraph to Tnn RarvBLtCAw.
Columbus, (.. July 23.
About noon the railroad strikers, to the
number of 300, went to the rotting mill and
eotnpolled the employees to suspend work.
i ney aiso wens to toe pipe worse mo n omen
Fire Clay Company, Patten's Peet Works,
Adams' planing mill, Franklin Machine Work,
Peters' Sash Works, and other factories, the
employees of which Joined the strikers as they
went along. The entire mob aIm had dinners
with them, and to tho number of 2,000
marched to the Union depot, where they
dined. No violence was used.
General Manager Caldwell, of the Pittsburg,
Cincinnati and St. Louis road had ordered all
the shops closed and the suspension of all bus
iness, except such as It necessary to keen pas
senger trains moving, no Interference having
been offered such trains. No passenger trains
nave ten on tne iisitimoro and uuio rauroaa
since 10-45 o'clock p. m. on Saturday. It Is re
ported that the Hocking Valley trackmen
quit work this morning. There are also
rumor that snopmen win join in me striae
Lane crowds are About the yards and the
depot, but all Is quiet. Everything Is com
paratively quiet at tne we wars, yarns, wnicn
are under control of the troops. No attempt
will be made to move trains to-day, owing to
the blockaded condition of the track. Pas
senger trains are also delayed. The strikers
are distributed at different polnta along the
road. The report that Gov. Young would re
turn to Col ambus to-day Is premature.
THE TROUBLE ON THE ERIE.
THE COMMUNE AT PITTSBURG.
The CommnnUts Still Triumphant Miners
Coming to Join the Rioter.
Special by Atlantloand Pacific Telegraph Company.
PlTTSBURO, July 23.
There has been terrible excitement all day,
and the approach of night Is dreaded. Very
few troops other than tho local militia are
here, but tho Duqucsne Grays and 19th and
14th regtmonts ore fully organised and ready
for Action. Citizens aroorganlzlng into squads
as fast as possible, but have difficulty In secur
ing arms. The passenger engineers on all the
Allegheny Valley railroads hare struck, which
Is the first break among the passenger em
ployees. Nothing has been heard of General
reanon. ine bodies or onecn or (he wounuea
Philadelphia soldiers were consumed by the
burnt nff of the round-houaa on Saturday
nlgbt. This has Just been discovered, and
has created tremendous excitement. As fast
as they were wounded or killed by shots from
the mob, they were taken to the cellar of the
round-house, and when the break was made
for liberty they were left behind to perish In
the flames. . , ji
Capt Beach, of Hutchinson's battery, was
In the round-house with the Philadelphia sol
dlors, but spiked ono of tho guns before going
in, so that tho mob could not uso It.'The
military and gangs of citizens aro now pa
trolling the streets, and all stores will be
guarded to-night. The mob threatens to burn
down the Pennsylvania railroad freight
depot to-night, and If the attempt is made
there will bo more bloodshed. Four hundred
more coal miners are now com lug down the
Monongahcla to reinforce the strikers, but It
Is thought when they understand the situa
tion they will return home. Several houses
on the south side hare Just been reportod
burned by the mob.
URREAD WINNERS' LEAGUE"
Business Huspended Throughout tbe City
No Compromise Possible.
By Teltrph to Thk HarvaucAM.
FlTTsnu bo, Jul y 233 p. m.
The rumors which have neon set afloat re
garding the renewal of hostilities Inducwl the
proprietors of mercantile and other establish
ments to suppreas business, and some of them
have organized their employees Intocomianlea
and tendered tholr services to the mayor of
the city to aid In restoring order.
Gen. James Browno, of the ll)th regiment,
tendered the services of his coiumuud t assist
lu suppressing disorder, and tho offer was
promptly accepted by the mayor, and thanks
returned In tho namo of the ordcr-lovlug cit
izens. In a short time the tramp, tramp of theso
organizations resounded along Fifth avenue.
and the beating of drums and movements of
citizen soldiery through the streets recalled
the stirring scenes of the early days of tho
war. As many of the manufacturing estab
lishments had susnended work lu couscauenco
of the non-appearance of employees, the streets
were thronged with people. At 10 a. m. both
branches of the Council assembled In tho He-
lect Council Chamber, Mr, W. W.Thompson In
JlThat gentleman stated that the object of
the meeting was to discuss and adopt means
looking to tho protection of tho city aud clti
Mr. Little moved that the city bo pledged
to furnish rations needed, as well as other ex
ponscd incurred during tho present exigencies.
The motion was adopted.
A citizens' meeting at the City Hall Is
called for this afternoon, tho signal for Its
assemblage to bo given by tho sounding of ten
strokes of tho big alarm bell.
At 2 o'clock Uils afternoon the Philadelphia
military were In Freeport, whero the train Is
lying awaiting orders. A telegram was scut
to them requesting them to return to the city
and euarantceluir them protection. It is not
known what will be doue. Detachments of
the same regiment which tho troops in the
city on Saturday belonged, reached Blalrsvillo
section this morning, having been held at dif
ferent points along the road. It Is hardly
erobablo that they will bo ordered to the city.
A lino should bo drawn between tho strike
proper and Its terriblo cousequences, evinced
by the burning aud pillaging. To-day the
strikers seem universally disposed to a&sUt
law-abiding citizens in saving property fiom
thieves aud tho flames, and their better nature
snows i wen on au smes. uut me ternoio
scenes that have been enacted aro traceable to
n much lower grado of men than those who
Inaugurated tho strike. They are thoso who
havo neither charactor nor position to lose br
their uctlon, and seem to hold themselves
aunnable to no law whatever.
This Is the class whose acts are bringing dis
grace upon Pittsburg. As to any plan loakiug
to any compromlso between tho Fort Wayno
men and their employers, it Is stated that nil
lioptfl In that direction are ended. It is
learned that the railroad authorities havo dls-
Suard for the arrest or Air. Kharp ir tne train
Id not nroceed after a reasonable time.
Lieu ten ant. Uoyle and a guard of four soldiers
were stationed on the platform to execute the
Baltimore, July 23. A special from Cum
berland this morning says tbe difficulty be
tween Col. French, the officer in command of
the United Bute troous hero, and Col. Sharp.
of the railroad company, causes much oxclle
ment. Col. French Is cool and determined,
and evidontly intends to havo his own way,
as evidenced by sending a corporal's guard to
arrest Col. Sharp. Gen. French telegraphed
to Washington asking to be relieved, and Gen.
Getty, of Fortress Monroe, Is on tho way to
tiko command. Nothing but the presence of
troops prevents serious trouble. The strikers
Arrested by tho police on Saturday wiU. have a
Humors are still afloat to burn Queen city
hotel and rolling mitts, and theso rumors bavo
grown so rapid that troops have been brought
from Kityser and other poiuts. Much excite
ment exists on the Pnrkcrnburg branch, but
can he traced to no reliable source. Great alarm
Is created by the ftct that several thousand
barrels of coal oil aro stored In freight can at
the depot. Also a largo quantity at South
Cumberland and In rolling mill enclosures,
Soino of the cars are close to dwellings, and some
persons have bored gimlet holes In oil cars aud
havo become saturated, and only require a
match to start a terriblo conflagraliou. Mayor
Withers to-day orders a proclamation calling
on all rood citizens to nrcaervo tho peace aud
repress violence. Ho requests them not to
congregate In crowds about tho depot or points
where soldiers aro siauouea, auu parents are
requested to keep their children at home.
tiai.timohe. Md. July 23. A special from
Cumberland, dated 4 p.m., says: Nothing
will ho done hero In the way or starting trains
uutil Gen. Getty arrives to-morrow, uen.
French loft hero at 2 o'clock this afternoon in
citizen's clothes for Washington, where he will
report to tho War Department. Ho was re
lieved of his command here at Ms own re
quest, communicated In sharply-worded dis
patches to tho War Department and General
llancock, In which ho charged rudeness and
Improper assumption of authority upon tbe
rod official here.
There is a large crowd and much excitement,
but little real disorder. A drunken Irishman
has Just been arrested by the Cumberland
police for making an Inieudlary speech near
tho depot. There was but little opposition.
About scveuty-flvo roughs took powoviion of
the Plttkburg express from Baltimore at 2.30
this afternoon, and left for Pittsburg.
THE MOB RISING IN BUFFALO.
Freight and Stock Yards In the Possession
oi tue luoters,
Sy Telegraph to The IUruBUCA.
NewYobk, July 23.
Trom dispatches received at the Grand Cen
tml rinnnt itv General Sui-eriulondent Toucey.
of the New York Central aud Hudson River
railroads, It appears that the striae nasaireouv
roachod Buffalo, and may continue to spread
the whole leutth of tho lino to this city unless
measures ate Immediately taken to put a stop
to lawless domoust rations,
A dispatch, dated 2. a. m., from Buffalo, says:
A largo crowd of rioters have taken possession
of the frolsht-vard of tha New York Central
I railroad, aud extinguished all switch and
The Price of Deefto goupNext Week If the
By Telegraph to ThhUkpualicah.
New York, July 23.
No orders have been received at any of the
Pennsylvania railroad offices to discontinue
receiving freight, and through tickets are sold
ai usual. On tho Delaware, Lackawanna"and
Western a slight stoppage has been caused -at
Easton, Pa., but It Is thought the trouble Is
only temporary, and Is caused by the em
filoyees of the Pennsylvana railroad, Thero
s no trouble at Jersey City as yet, and men
are still at work. Two batteries of the First
United States artillery, under command of
llrig. (len. tirannon, rrom r ort uiumbio, riow
London, aud thrco companies of infantry,
numbering 123 men, left Jersey City this
aiternoon lor rnuaueipnia ana uaiumore.
The great railroad strike is bringing about a
very embarrosslnff state of affairs in the market
Ordinarllyabout sir hundred car loadsof beef
each week are rcouired for this market, and
It Is thought not more than one hundred will
get through this week. Tho butchers are de
termined not to rauo the price this wees, but
If the strike is not put down will be forced to
raise tho price after Monday next.
The Erie road posted tho following; Owing
to the strike on the West End Erie railway no
tickets will bo sold to any point west of llor
nellsvllle until further notice. Two hun
dred men of tho 231 New York left this even-
Ins for Ilornellsvllle. Tho Atlantic and
Great Western Is carrying passengers through
by tho way of Buffalo and Johnstown.
THE READING RIOTS.
Tho Strikers at IlonellsvlIU Kndeavor to
Compromise, but Fall.
Br Telegraph to Tna lUrtmucAN.
Uobnellsvillx, N. Y., Jnly 23,
The situation up to 12 m. remains nnchangod.
At that hour a committee of the strikers
waited upon the railway officials to state their
grievances and propose terms of settlement.
Their principal grievance was the discharge of
the committee who had been sent to New
York to confer with Becoivcr Jewett. Tho
following were the terms:
Brakemen to so to work at the reduced wages ten
per cent and the company to pay Tor the extra
hours they work. Switchmen the same. If ten
hours constitute a day Steemest are to be paid as
follows, according to years of service: One dollar
and sixty cent, one dollar and ninety-two cents,
twnilnlUnind thrM cents, two dollars and four
teen cents. This In nibatantlally a reduction of
ten per cent, 'jnenremen are w ne promoted ac
cording to merit and years of service. Trackman
In Ilernellsvllleyard to receive one dollar and fifty
cents, and on sections one dollar and forty, with
free renul of company's land along tho trat-ls, un
ions there is or may be an agreement otherwise.
Pauses to be tamed as heretofore. All men dis
charged to be relnHUtcd.
The Erie officials replied that they could not
accept the terms, and had no now onos to offer;
that me only alternative was 10 quietiy go to
work, trusting to the Justness and magnanim
ity of the receiver, or to continue In their law
less course. Tho conference was characterized
by frank and gentlemanly deportment on both
Gov. Robinson has Issued a proclamation
calling upon tbe civil and military authorities
to aid in suppressing tne conspiracy, i ne ioi
lowing notice has been received and published:
KSIS 1UILWAY COMPANY, 1
TtrrxivitK'i Orrinc Julr 'AL 1
nnral HnLfr. Thr.etver fullr aDDreclates the
fidelity of his officers, agents and men who bare
MmtlriMl tnia to their dutv In the Drawn! etaer
genoy, and such fidelity will not fail to be properly
recognised. No compromise will be made with
and no eoneeMlon will be mode to those misguided
men who are, bare been, or may be false to their
trust and violators of the law, and all persons are
warned that no one has the right to represent or
ipeax lor me receiver except nu irgumroracerw.
Any other person pretending to do so la an Impos-
Indiscriminate Shooting by the Military'
An Armory Ilroken Upen by tue Mob,
By Telegraph to TuaRKruBLiCAsr.
It cadi mo, Pa., Jnly 23.
To-day a crowd, numbering several thou
and persons, assembled along the Heading
railroad, and this afternoon they commenced
stopping freight, coal and passenger trains,
only permitting mail trains to proceed. At
8 o'clock this evening seven companies of the
4th regiment, National Guards of Pennsylva
nia, arrived, and timcecded along tho railroad
to Pcnn street. While In the deep cut, extend
ing two squares, from Walnut street to Penn
street, tne soldiers were awaited wim stones,
and Immediately commenced firing, It is al
leged, without orders.
The firing was Indiscriminate, the bullets
doing bad work among the Immense concourse
or people in me vicinity oi eeveuin auu renu
streets, among whom were many respectable
citizens as well as ladles and children. The
troops fired down Seventh and up and down
Penn streets. Five persons aro known to have
been killed, and from eighteen to twenty-fivo
were wounded, several or them mortally, a
number of other persons are supposed to have
been wounded who escaped In tne crowd.
Among those wounded are several members
of the polico force, some of them seriously.
Chief Cull in had a narrow rscaps, having been
shot in tho breait, but a thick memorandum
book turned the ball, Tho polico were sta
tioned along the railroad tracks to preserve
older, and received the full lire of the mil
itary, A number of soldiers were knocked
down and Injured by large stones thrown at
thum. Groat excitement nrorails to-night.
The mob broke into the armory of the
Hoadlugltmes and captured ail tneir guns, ana
have also taken all the weapons from the gun
taHMi. Thcv throateu venireance unon the
military, and further trouble Is ftsred to
night. The mob Is now engaged lu tearing up
tho railroad tracks, and there is a bloc It ail e of
accumulated freight and coal cars, mo rail
road company has a strong guard stationed
arouud all their machino shops and othir
buildings In tbe city to prevent them from be
ing burned. Several companies of the
United States regulars and the lulu regiment.
jorlty of the employees art under the coercion and
terror of lawless and dexptrate men. tooit of whom
are strangers and tmvo uever been In this service.
AU well-dl"poied men will be protected
II. i. jewett, Receiver,
Warrants have been Issued for the arrest of
some of the leaders. At 3 p. m. a train of box
cars, baggage, mall and passenger car and a
caboose arrived, with a portion of the 33d regi
ment of Brooklyn, A mile oast of tho depot
it was stopped by the strikers. Upon a guard
being sent there it was allowed to proceed to
AFFAIRS JN CINCINNATI.
The Situation More Serloos A General
Strike lire wing.
By Telegraph to Tin nrruuiiCAf.
CINCINNATI, July 23.
The situation on tho Ohio and Mltwlssinnl
railroad has assumed a more serious aspect.
All the trains, both pawengerand freight, have
been blockaded. Only the postal cars are al
lowed to loavo the yard. The strikers are
posted at Storr's Station, a short dUtauce from
the city, and are determined that no trains
shall leave the city. A deputation waited
upon Hupt. uravea mis morning, dm receiveu
no satisfactory assurances. Nine engines and
folirht trains have been abandoned thus far.
It Is ovident that the employees of the other
roads centering here are preparing ror a gon
eral strike to-nignt.
Mayor Moore has Issued a proclamation
wherein, after reciting accounts of the disturb
ances at Pittsburg and other points, he com
mends the example of the citizens of Cincin
nati at this time as creditable to her people,
and feels assured It will result to the general
and Individual good of all concerned.
A BATTLE AT READING.
Fifteen Illoters Killed and Wounded by the
By Telegraph to Tn a BsruiciCAM.
Heading, Pa., July S3.
The 6.20 p. m, down passenger train to Phil
adelphia was stopped In the cut one square
above Penn street and held there by the mob
until 8 o'doiik, wheu the 4th regiment, from
Eaiton and Alloutowu, under the command of
Uucder, marched dawn tho railroad track.
The troops fired upon the rioters, who returned
the fire. Several were killed and wounded.
Among the latter are several policemen. The
troops then marched down Penn street tJ
Fourth, where they halted. They aro going
to march from thero to tho depot, but the city
Is now quiet, the streets being nearly deserted,
and all the stores aro closed.
Tho rougher element are making threats
that they will arm and attack the soldiers.
Tho citizens In gcueral aro heartily glad of
the arrival of military forie. Tho rioters are
composed of young men, roughs from the
lower part of town, tramps and strangers from
Their Flalfonn A Meeting of Sympathizers
with the Strikers.
By Telegraph to Tiik lucrum icam.
New York, July 33.
The Independent "Bread Winners League"
Issued a rail to-day for citizens to auemble
In each Assembly district aud organize under
the following platform:
1. That the Government Immediately take con
trol, own and operate railroad
Z That labor lawi are actually necewary
8. Immediate resumption of labor on needed lm
provemf nt with Government fund and for the
4. KertAiil nf all N'atlonal bank charters and lstue
of greenbacks In their stead.
The call Invites all classes or neonle. The
sympathy of the League Is with the striking
railroad operatives, but the rioters are de
nounced as strengthening the cause of the
monopolists and Injuring the cause of the peo-
The municipal authorities have decided to
allow a mass meotlng to be hold at Tompkins
square on vveanesaay evening next to exprt
svtnwtthv with the strikers. A large force
police will be present to preserve order, but no
trouDie is anticipated.
The Brooklyn militia received orders from
the General In command to Assemblo at once
fully armed and equipped. No orders were
received, however, to proceed to tho scenes of
trouble, but it was evident that troublo was
anticipated In this city. As reason for this.
uen. uaKin, oi neconu division, national
Guards of New York, the whole of whose
companies have been ordered under anus,
said this evening that It was well to ben
the safe side. He had heard that armories
were likely to bo attacked, and he was going
to be ready.
COMMUNIST MEETING IN NE W YORK.
Inflammatory Speeches by Internationalists.
By Telegraph to Tub BKrueucAX.
New Yobk, Jnly 23.
A meeting of workingmen was held to night
to take measures for a mass meeting on WeJne
day night to express sympathy with tho
strikers. The meetinz was highly commun
istic in Its character, and the speeches were of
an incenninry tone, imvio uouroyo presided,
and said President Hayes did net represent the
the workingmen, and bis proclamation should
not be obeyed or heeded by the people.
Tho battle cry should bo "stand by men In
the gap," and too militia should be requested
to stay at home and let the men flgbt for
bread. George Winter, an Internationalist,
alluded to Bev. Henry Ward Beecher's re
marks concerning trades unionists, and tbe
meeting veiled out to nans or cruel rv air.
Beccher. Several other speakers alladed to
Mr. Bcecher in any but complimentary
terms, and a storm of hisses greeted even
the mention of bis name. Schwab, a Paris
communist; Madox, Winter and several other
of the same etiaracter made speeches more or
luw Inflammatory. It was finally decided to
hold a moss meeting on Wednesday night at
all hazards tn Tompkins square, and John
Swinton was elected to preside.
A GENERAL STRIKE IN ZANESVILLE.
tached to cannons, Just now paucd our office'
door. A company o (soldiers and citizens were
lieu approaching by the same flrcct and from
tho opposite direction. 1 be moo na'tea men
pieces and began opening caissons for arms
and aroroinltton, and ymt reporter thought
the last bulletin ha 1 been sent ftom this offire,
as a commencement on out coruer would have
cleaned us out. but the citizens had no arras
and paedj'itctly by, leaving the guns In the
possession or Um "ommunists, who umcerea
up and started off with a cheer.
BALTIMORE AT MIDNIGHT
All Quiet In the City Effect of the Strike
IIAL11MOBE, July 23, midnight.
Unto this hour no disorder has occurred to-
nlffht. and the cltv aeema unusually quiet.
The military force, aided by the police. Is too
strong and vigilant ror any demonstration on
the part of the disorganizes and plundering
thieves. Ttefrultlnr to Oil the Fifth regiment
and for a new regiment under Gen. James
Howard to be called the Seventh has beea
brisk all day, several hundred men having
been enrolled, many of whom served In the
In addition to the 7th. Gen. Charles E.
Phelps was today authorized to raise another
regiment to be called tho 8th. Gen. Howard
was In the Confederate and Gen. Phelps In the
Unloh service. The steamer Phlox will
arrive during to-nlsht with the marines from
.. -. . Y . D . . .. .
me naval Academy as Annapoua lor amy
a ere. The enect oi the striae is osginning
to he felt seriously In commercial and ship-,
E log Interests. A number of vessels are await
ig cargoes, and the supply of Cumberland
coal Is exhausted.
PROCLA MA TION B Y THE PRESIDENT.
Mobs and Rioter Ordered to Disperse by
BY TUB PRESIDENT OK THE UNITED STATES
Whereas It Is provided In the Constitution of
ine unuea tiiaies wai tne tniieo niicnuiu pro
tect every State In thla Union on application of th
I.Ulitiira. or of the Executive (when the LeuUla
ture cannot be convened) against domestic vio
And whmi IheOnvernnr of the State of Penn
sylronla has represented that domestic violence
exll In that Sute, which the authorities of said
Mate are uusiie to suppress.
And wherra tha laws of the United States re
quire that In all rases of Insurrection In any Stale
or of obstruction bi the law thereof, whenever In
the Judgment t,r the President u ionnc neceary
to uh in munirj iorre in uppmw'icn inaur
rectlcnor obMruitlon to the lw, he Miall forth
with hr nrorlimitkm ennimind uich Iniuraentstft
dlNpvrseand ittim peaceably to their respective
abode within a limited lime.
Now, therefore. I, Rutherford B. Itsye President
of the United States, do hereby admonUh all goid
citltens oi tne rinieu tuaies ami an persons wunin
the territory nd Jurisdiction of the )tHleagtliit
aiding i tiuiiteuanclnz, abetting or Ukltigpsrt In
such unlawful proceeding, and I do hereby warn
quence. The msyoi has issued a proclamation
calling on all tltlzens tn nvofd fo-ming crowds!
aud warning sll hat are riotous that they nil
ne vigorvusiy punisned.
BLOdDY WORK IN BUFFALO.
Incendiarism and Shooting flegtin A DatU
Iletweruth Mob and Military.
ny THtri'htoTitK HrriftMCA'
Nkw York, July 2.1.
A special dispatch ftom Buffalo says. Thsj
track ha i been torn up, and a body of work
men, under a guard from the Seventy-fourth
regiment of this city went to the spot and
repaired the track. Seeral switches were
found spiked and a few rails were torn up.
The Brooklyn regiment experienced but little
difficntty on the route. A fight Is just re
ported at the rouud-house here.
TFII ATT LB! HRlVK,
BtrvrALO, July 23. Tbe mob have Joitflred
the LakeShore paint shop and a number of cars.
The West fie Id company were driven from their
quarters, after wounding a number of th
rioters. Some of the company were shot by
the mob. who had gained possession of th
West field company's rifles.
DorALO, July 24 12 40 a. m. A general
alarm has been sounded. The round -houi
shops of the Lake Shore and Michigan South
ern rood are in flames. Company D, of US)
4th regiment, has started for tbe scan.
MORE LOSS OF LIFR.
A Teirlble Railroad CollUlea In Pennsyl
vania. By TeleaTsphtoTaraRariiBLiOAif.
PlTTSBUBr, July CS.
Since the obstruction of the tracks between
here and East Liberty the Pennsylvania rail
road have been moving passenger trains In U
the city over the West Pennsylvania division,
which Intersects the main fine at Blair villa
Intersection. This evenlug, altout S o'clock,
the Philadelphia express east met tbe mall
train west at Guyasuta station, two miles
above Sharpsbnrg. The trains collided, and,
the engines closed In on each other Ilka A
telescope. Both engineers, tbe express mes
senger and mail agrnt and three passengers
were Instantly killed, and a number danger
ously wounded. The names of the killed, so
far as known, are Frank Souther, express
messenger Pierce, mall agent; Engfnees?
Fails and a passenger named I). Long. Una ot
the firemen was fatally Injured.
all person cggud In or tontietUrd with asid dv
mesne rioience na orairucuoiioi uniiwiuiun
perse and retire peaceably tn their retpcttlre aliod
on or before twelve o'clock noon of the twetiiy-
fourth day oi July innsnt.
In testimony whereof 1 hare hereunto et my
hndand cautt-d bonal of the luitedfctstestuts
loii at me my or n asmnrjon inn iwnty
third dav of Julr. In the war of our Iwdonc
ril thoiiKMfiil clilii hundred and Mtvecitv ..tn.
oil lit niutviiuuiii u ui me viiinri miHi
By the Hii1nt
William M Evasts.
Secrets ry of State,
TRAMPS INTHEIR GLORY.
They Take Possession of Mail Train and
Hob the rassengers rny or Ttteut
By Telegraph to Thb BsrvaLtCAK.
PlTTSBUio, PA., Jnly 23.
Tbe city la anlet to-night and the street are
filled with citizens, bnt no disorderly or tur
bulent characters show themselves. Tho citi
zens' forces demonstrate ability to protect
property and preserve peace. At 8.30 word
was received by Mayor McCarthy from Super
intendent Hyndman, of tho Pittsburg division
of the Baltimore and Ohio, to the effect that
fifty or sixty tramps had taken possession of a
mail train west of Cumberland, and robbed tbe
passengers. The mayor summoned a force of
policemen, marched to the depot, corner of
Grant and Water streets, and on the arrival of
the train captured forty of tbe rongbs, all oi
whom were armed, ria resistance wss made
to arrest, and the party Is now at the Central
STRIKERS MEETING IN COL UMB US.
Resolutions Adopted by the Railroad Men.
fw nu kn ftA T..1tf O
A B o'clock last night a meeting of the
strikers was held at the Union depot. The as
semblage was immense, toe largest ever seen
in uoiumous. ureas enmnsiasm prevauea,
The following resolutions were Adopted:
Whereas we, the employees of the Pittsburg, Cm'
Ttaraors of Strike to Take Place.
BrTvUfrmph toTuK RnrifBLKAK.
BETiaenrH, Pa., Jnly CU
2 n. m. At this hour all is ciulet on all tha
roads centering here. Employees on the Ceo.
tml railroad of New Jersey are o. posed to
strike. The Lehigh Valley officials appear
entirely unconcerned aud anticipate no trou
ble, notwithstanding the rumors and reports
to the effect that there will be a strike before-
a rumor was circulated to-day that the word
would be given at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
Considerable excitement is manifested through
out the establishment of the Bethlehem Iro
Company, and the men are determined In the)
event of a stuxe by the Lchtgh Valley to Join
them. A the rutll employs between 2,000 as4
3,000 hands serious trouble may be the result
A 8T0RM RISING IN NEW YORK.
TheSevenlhReglmeut IHedbyTTampa aasI
By Telegraph IoThh ItarraLirAift
Nrvr York, July 23,
Th Seventh regtmeut to-ntght. while As
sembling at Its armory, was hissed by a largs)
crowu oi tramps ana rwugns, ana in uen in
flammatory talk was Indulged In. A numbes
of small boys threw stone at the troops, bsal
the street was cleared by the polios withomf
any further hostile occurrence. The military
did not seem to care about the reicptlon they
met with. Mayor Ely aald to-night that huj
vuit to police headquarters was only for tha
purpose of informing himself Ai to the state el
anairs in tno city and tbe progress of the rail
road strike. He stated that he had Issaesl
no proclamation In anticipation of trouble.
RAID ON A GUN STORE BY A MOB
found by terrible experience that the present
MnMlUn la fnlaU InarlAinkta In nmtMi
our farnUles, there-
pensstlon Is totslty Inadequate to provide the
necoMortes for ourselves an
mi n it
Setoivt, That we do hereby most respectfully
prevent thl lamentable statement of affairs to
the railroad company for their serious considera
tion, and at Ihe same time request that the scale of
asm be Increased to correspond with tne wages
uuii iram vinuMi o.
Bt it further remthed. That we firemen and brake-,
men will not allow any freight train to depart
from Columbus East or West till our demands ate
MORE BLOODSHED IMMINENT.
A Mass Meeting of the Strikers At the
Zanesvillk, Ohio, July 23, 12.30 p. m.
At 9 o'clock this morning. 2,000 men as
sembled In front of the new hotel being built
under contract for T. B. Townsend, and com
manding men working on tho building to quit
work, which tbey did, and they all assembled
In front of the court-house, where tho crowd
was aidresstd by Henry Btandey, who coun
seled moderation, and told them to look to
tbe Democratic convention for consolation:
After tho speech largo crowds marched to
the manufacturing places in the city, com
pelling the men to quit work. They also
waited ou Townsend A Burgess, proprietors of
the street railway, compelling them to haul off
mo street cars, mayor jucvowan requested
that saloons bo closed. No violence Is antici
pated. About fifty manufacturing establish
ments aro Idlo this Afternoon,
Fifteen Burned In the Pittsburg Round.
Uouae-Strlkers Still at the Work ot I.
Special Dispatch th National n-publlcaa by A. A
r. TeitfiTftph company,
PiTTSBuaa, Pa., July 2
It Is reported now that fifteen of th Phila
delphia regiment perished by fire In the round
house. Tbey were placed under tbe loose floor
when wounded, and were left behind to their
fato when the regiment was driven out by the
mob. The outrageous treatment of these Phil
adolphla troops Is a subject for future settle
ment. ThelStband 10th regiments, who so
disgracefully abandoned their posts Saturd
nlgbt, aro now on tho streets parading, and 1
is suld if an opportunity offers they will try to
recover their reputation. The strlkersaro now
congregating at tho Fort Wayne depot. In A lie-
oiieuy. and uavo stonood ail trains.
Gen. Negloy has command of the veterans
and citirens. and tno organization of me com
rolttoo of nubile safety has bocu completed st
the Chamber of Commcrio, who will confer
with tho mllltsry officers. The mob are now
breaking open the Pan Handle cars ou the
South Side railroad. Officer are now at the
Mouongahela house tu consultation.
1 13 p. m. The mob, with long ropes at-
Philadelphia Troops Returning Heme.
By TsUaraph to Tna ItarvaucAK.
IlABBIRBDSO, Pa., July 23.
It Is reported that a portion of the Phila
delphla City Troop, en' route from Altoona to
Philadelphia, disembarked from the cars a
few miles west of Harrlsburg, and are now
working their way towards Philadelphia.
avoiding Harrlsburg. Tbe situation here
remains unchanged. Immense crowds still
remain about the depots.
The Rioters March Oat to Meet Them,
Uakbissurq, Pa., July 23 A crowd of
about GOO strikers have passed out Market
street for the purpose of Intercepting a body of
military which Is repotted coming towards
Harrlsburg on the other side or the river.
The Soldiers Captured by the Strikers.
Hakrisburo, Pa., July 23. The strikers
captured about thirty Philadelphia soldiers on
the otner siue ot me river to-oay, and marched
them down Main atreet. They took th
soldier in the hotel near th denot
got them something to eat; tbey were nearly
starved to aesm. iney leu mem mere.
formed In line and marched op th railroad.
TRAMPS, MINERS AND ROUGHS,
And net Railroad Men, That Compose th
Slob la Columbus,
ByTslngrapli to Tna RaroaLiCAiR
Colum ntra, July 21.
Th mob which raided private establish'
menta to day cloned on nearly all th rolling'
mills, machlnt-shop and fat lories on the
west side of the river. The mob was not com
posed of rsilrod men, but of tramps, miners
and idle roughs, wuu seem to nave nut re
cently com to the city. No vloleuro was
offered by th mob, as the operatives quit
work and the shops suspended on the first de
mand In almost every cam. In a fuw Instances
protests were made, but Invariably tho reply
was shut up or burn up. The strik'ug rail
road men deny any connection with raids
the shops, and say they ar not rcspoujiblo for
the actions or the mob.
There Is much excitement In tho city, and
tears are enicriaineu oi excesses ny ine mou,
Warrants were Issued for the arret of seveial
of the leaders Ibis afternoon. The railroad
officials have ordered the shops to bo closed and
no freight to be received for tho present, and
btulutxu is somewhat embarrassed La tonto
In narrlsburs;. Pa. The City Intensely Kan
IIabbisburo, Pa., July 2310:10 p. to,
Tho mob forced an entrance Into Altemlec4
gun store, on Second street, a few minutes age,
and Seized a ooantlty of firearms. Mayes
Patterson addressed the crowd, and Induces!
them to return a part of their plunder. Ia
tense excitement prevails.
A Strike at "yracose Probable this Morals
SntACUSx, N. Y., Jnly 23. At East Syra
cuse to-night a meeting of th freight cost
doetcrs, brakemen and fireman was held, as)
which it was unanimously resolved tkafl
unless th Central teJlread authorities rea
stored th wages paid prior to Jury 1 tbta
would be a strike. Telegrams were sent Is)
President Vsnderbll t at Saratoga to this eueoL
Unless a favorabl answer Is received br H
o'clock to-morrow morning tha men wilt quit
BfelU sUgnlres Joining tn the Strike.
Potts euro. Pa.. July 23. 8 p. m. 13tvreei
BOO and 1,000 miners cam from UcKeespsti
to Braddocka about noon to-day And compoUssa
th Edgar Thomson steel works and HoY
A Walker's car works to shut down. No TU
leno was offered, and as soon as their oVJc
was Accomplished the men returned quietly H
BALTIMORE AND POTOUACi
Excitement at the Dpot.ItNlht-ABBa1
peeled Disturbance which Did Met OeesuV
Tho Baltimore and Potomac depot aad tha
line of the railroad through th cuy Was tU
scene of considerable excitement last evalut
on acconnt of tho rumored Intentions of thi
employees to Interfere with th passag
trains. It Is stated that It was agreed by taw)
engineers and trainmen on Sunday not to ruu
any trains on which troops were placed, A
committee of five men came front Baltimore)
yesterday afternoon aud bad consultations
with omployees aad engineers, but what agree
ment they rame to, If any, could not be ascer
tained. Th railroad men seemed toexpeota
crisis last night. They were not tslkstlve, bat
there was a general Impression about the depot
aud yard that a train was to be made up M
the transportation of troops to Philadelphia.
On Hits account as early as 0 o'clock crowds
of men gathered at points along the road from
the depot to the tuunol. Word was sent U
polite headquarters that trouble was brew I eg,
aud dispatches were sent tu the several prt
chat to hold all th men In reserve. All tha
men that could bo spared from the Second,
Fourth aud Sixth precincts were detailed t
the Kifth precinct station, on Tenth street,
and kept there during tho greater part ef tha
night. A dutatl of twenty-one men was sent
fium the Eighth or Navy Yard product to th
First precinct station In South WashlngUn.
It was reportod about town that there was a
htrlke on tho Baltimore and Potomac road, and
a largo ciowd gathered at tbe depot.
By 1) o'clock it became so large that Lieut
Kelly and a uuuiber of officers dispersed It,
Tim tegular trains left tho depot without Inter
ference. Knoln of men remained along thl
road as late as midnight. Although there wert
visible preparations bolug made tot sending oht
a special train, there was no disorder. After
midnight they began to have for their homes
Tho situation was talked over quietly, and the
railroad men were solemn aud reticent. The
officials would say nothiug, aud It was difficult
to get any Infoinialluu what over, The em
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