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T^OLXJME I.XXVI.-NO. 40.
MARTIAL LAW IS PROCLAIMED IN CALIFORNIA.
The Entire West Is
:TO OPEN THE LINES.
Cleveland Is in Deadly
. ■ • ■-.■ Earnest.
RtJGER TO SHOOT TO KILL.
Evident Meaning of the Latest |
; !: - Executive Manifesto.
RATHER A BAD DAY FOR DEBS.
1 Oit the Whole the Prospects for the
! -'.v; Strikers Are Not Now so
■ WASHINGTON", July 9.— The Attor
' Bey-General, Secretary Lamout, Secre
tary iJiisell and General Scbofield were
ftiiiln in conference with the President
early this evening and as a result the
• fqliawlne was c'ven out :
.A: PROCLAMATION BY THE I'KESI
- I)EM OF THE CM TED STATES.
TVTIEIIKAS, By reason of unla-n-fnl ob
' Mructlouji, combinations and assem
blage* by persons, it has become im
practicable in the judgment of the Presi
■ .'dent to enforce by the ordinary course
v of Judicial proceedings the laws of the
I'Dited States at certain points and
' places within the States of North Da
■ kota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Wy
oming:, Colorado and California, and the
. Territories of Utah and New Mexico,
' and -especially along; the linen of such
' 'railroads travertine said States and
' 1-erritories as are military roads and
.tiosirdnda and are <»r jj<ced In Interstate
commerce and in carrying the United
6t9t.es malls ; and,
. TYhereas, For the purpose of enforc
' ing the faithful execution of the laws of
' 'the: United States and protecting prop
•.: ■■e'rly .belonging to the United States or
; :titider Its. protection, and of preventing
.■ c bit rue lions of the United States malls
. and; of ' commerce between the States;
. and Territories, and of securing to the I
."' »;jiit\-<t -States the right (n»raDt«ed b.r I
'. 2:i,iv.\p; the use of such roads for postal,
: mil lt.kry, 'naral and other Government •
-. rer.Tice, the President has employed a j
part of the military forces of the United ■
; . '"■>•.. .w., therefore, I, GroTer Cleveland,
.-, President of the lotted States, do here-
. '"byjceirriniand all persons engaged In or
• in airy way connected with such uulaw- '
. fu:l:'<jb«tr nctions, combinations and as
- ■'sr'xnbi.Bge-s to disperse and retire peace- |
■ alityln their respective abodes on or
• before 4 o'clock of the afternoon of the
tenth day of July.
.". In witness whereof I hare hereunto
set in y hand* and caused the seal of the
- V.-.ii <1 States to be hereto affixed.
:•• Done at the city of Washington this
J ninth day of July in the year of our !
- liorcj : 1894 and of the Independence of 1
' Mm* United States the 118 th.
. .?. . . GROVER CLEVELAND.
'".By the" President:
' '■■'.'■'< WALTER O. GRESHAM,
■'•.•■"'• Secretary of State.
MILES MEANS BUSINESS.
Officers in Command of Troops Given 1
.. Full Authority to Act. I
.Chicago, July 9.— The following order
wa« issued ibis afternoon by General
.To. all United Slates troops serving In the !
depart of me Missouri: Tlie acts of
" .violence committed in t lie last few days in the j
• stopping of mall tr .ins ana postroads, rite j
■ Mocking of the Interstate commerce, Hie open
defiance ana violation of tiie injunction of the |
.United . Slates Court; the assaults upon the'
Federal forces in the lawful discharge of their !
duties, the destruction, pillage and looting of ;
the!- inland commerce property belonging to I
.citizens of the different States and other acts of |
. rebellion and lawlessness have been of men a
serious nature that the duties of the military
' authorities are more clearly defined.
• r i he proclamation of the President, the cotn- '
r».ander-ln-chlef of the land and naval forces,
' and of the State militia, when called on to I
; sei ve r Is understood by the military to be In the I
• interest of humanity and to avoid the useless !
wisie-.of life, if possible. It Is an executive
older for all lkw-abldinj; citizens to separate
\ tlieijnelves from the law-breakers and those In
actual hostility to the action of the United
; States-courts. and the laws of the National Gov
ernment, lie has defined the attitude of these
law-breakers to be enemies of the Government,
jtnduence It is the duty of the military forces j
: . t<>. aid trie United States Marshals to disperse,
captu i or destroy all bodies of men obstruct- '
i lug ilie- mull routes and In actual hostility to I
•"•the. injunction of the United States court and I
ilieraws of the United States. This does not ;
• change the relation of the Federal officials with ;
• tlfoseol the lo.cal authoiltles, as It Is expected
; that the state and municipal governments will
maintain peace and pood order within the lei
:-'glory of their jurisdiction. Should they fail or
: Deovei powered the military forces Will assist
. (netti, but not to the extent of leavinj: unpro- ;
. tected pioperty belouging to or under the pro
■ le'iilioi) of Hie United States. J
„. ■ T4je officer iv the immediate command of the !
. v ; troops must be the judce as to what use to '
make of. the forces at his command in execnt
• • tug.: tils order, and in case serious action be
required at any time ie will communl- !
•• cate with his next superior for his instruction*. !
.• The earnest efforts of the law-abiding citizens i
• .have done much to Improve the condition or !
.affairs, during the last few days, and 1
•..earnestly request all law-abiding citizens to do '
.^whatever ts possible to assist in maintaining
'. the civil government and the authority of Hi?
:. Tnlrniclpal. Slate and Federal governments In j
.. preferring peace and good oider.
•" • The proclamation caused renewed ex
= citement, to-day in Pullman. Forward
- persons were not slow to claim that the
Federal authorities bad entered, into a
The Morning Call.
combination with the Pullman interests to
t Teak tit) the open-air meetings that have
be<»n a daily feature of the town.
Washington, July a— About 11 o'clock
word came lroin General Miles that every- ■
thing was quiet at Chieaco and nothing
more would come from liirn to-night. Com
menting uion the uroclamations issued j
by the President, General Sc!iofield said
ili.it they did not in any way affect the au
thority of btate or Federal officers, but j
were merely in the nature of warnings to j
the people. General Schofield said he did !
not believe a published interview with
General Miles, in which he is credited 1
with say 111 c ttie proclamation simply
amounted to martial law.
Lars*e numbers of telegrams have been ;
received to-day at the White House and j
War Department from Grand Army and j
Confederate veterans offering their ser- •
vices to the Government should it be neces
sary to organize a volunteer army.
The thirty tons of maii which accu
mulated at Sac Francisco and was dis
patched from there by the Pacific Mail i
Steamship Company's boats, reached j
Portland. The mail is for Oregon, Montana
and the Eastern States, and will be taken
across the contintnt immediately.
WITH FIRES BANKED.
The Coast Defense Vessel Monterey
Ready to Enter the War.
Vai.i.kjo, July 9.— At the Mare Island
Navy-yard to-day there have been decided
war-like preparations quietly going on.
Three companies of United States marines,
showing company front of ?>2 men In
double rank, were drawn up in line, fully
equipped with rifle, knapsack, canteen,
overcoat and blanket, awaiting orders.
On Sunday night telegraphic orders were
received by Captain H. L. Mowison, com
mandant of the naval station, to prepare
foi an emergency call that might be made
for sailors or marines. Tne commandant
had already by several days anticipated
such an order and had made prep
arations. It was therefore necessary
that few further commands be issued,
llis aid. Lieutenant Stoney, was in
structed to carry such orders as were
necessary for securing details of men from
ttie Independence, Marion and Thetis.
The commanding officer of the coast
defense ship Monterey was instructed to
be ready to steam away at a moment's
notice, and also to arrange for taking on
board other men. Major Pope, command
ing efncer of the marine barracks, was
ordered to prepare for the campaign.
Some 50,000 rounds of ammunition were
taken out of tne magazine and distributed
among the marines.
The three companies of marines will be
under command of Major Pope. Each
company will consist of sixty-two, irre
spective ol sergeants and corporals. Com
pany 1 will be commanded by Captain O.
C. Berryman, Company 2 by First Lieu
tenant H. L. Draper and Company 3 by
Second Lieutenant Robert JSIcM. Dutton.
Orders were issued to Paymaster A. W.
Uaoon on Sunii-y evening to issue rations,
consisting of salt beef, salt port, mutton,
tea, coffee, sugar and hard bread, enough
to last lor five days, and it was only a lit- J
tie after 9 o'clock before they were out of j
the storehouse and sent up to the marine ;
barracks. One of the merchants of
Vallejo was also given an order for 160 ;
rations of cannpd goods such as are not!
carried nmoug the paymaster's suppliers.
On board of the ships sailors were
formed into companies and equipped with
rifles, ammunition, blankets, knapsacks,
c r ffee-cucs and tin plates. From the Thetis
a company of forty sailors went down to
the' lndependence this raornine, ready for
the march, even to leegins over their
shoes. They were sent to the receiving
snip to be close at hand to the monitor
Monterey, lying by, under banked fires.
At noon the men were marched back to the
Thetis. The same number of men are |
available from the Msrion and the Inde- i
pendence. They will be provided, in addi
tion to the rifles, '.with several Gatling
guns and a Hotchkiss revolving cannon.
Telephone connection has been made by J
cable from the Monterey to the com- |
mandant's office so that llMle delay need
be experienced in case orders arrived.
The commandant states emphatically that
orders have not been issued to the various
officers to do anything further than to hold
themselves in readiness.
Captain Maguire has tendered to the
naval authorities the use of the ferry-boats j
L>zzie or Ellen in case a boat is required
for the transportation of men.
The United .States cruiser Charleston
arrived at San Francisco Sunday night,
and just as soon as the commandant was
informed of her arrival the Secretary of
the Navy was telegraphed to that effect.
The commanding officer of the Charleston
was instructed by Commandant Howison
to come up to the navy-yard at once, which
order has been complied with. Another
battalion of blue jackets can be formed
from the Charleston's crew.
The surgeon of the Monterey made an
emergency hospital-store requisition this
morning, which was immediately signed by
the commandant and ordered filled at once.
From the officers down to the lowest pri
vate all are in the dark as to where they
are to be ordered — whether Sacramento,
Oakland or San Francisco. The marines
and naval forces can only be ordered away
frnrn the yard by direct command of the
President of the United States or the Sec
retary of the Navy. The entire command
will devolve upon the senior officer, who
ever that may lie. This has not been de
termined, and cannot be until orders are
2iven to march. After once leaving the
station the battalion would then come un
'!t-r the command of Majnr-General Ku^er.
Since the 28!h of June, when the first
-ymptoms of trouble appeared, Captain
!!owison has been taking extra precau
mhis for the safety of all Government
niopertv under his control. At the maga
zine, near the lower end of the island,
vhere is stored thousands of pounds of
>owderof all kinds, a guard of marines
was posted at night in addition to the reg
ular watchmen employed, and this guard
has been kept posted ever since.
Up to 6 o'clock this afternoon no further
orders had been received at the navy-yard
for the nailing of tne Monteiey. The force
will be kept in readiness to move at any
t^nedurine the night should they be re
W ASHINOT.ON. July 9— The administra
ton this morning ordered the entire force
v the Mare Island Navy-yard to co-oper
ito with the troops at San Francisco. This
action has been taKen because General
Kuger's garrison at the Presidio has beeu
w-akeucd by the detachment of a force to
operate at Los Angele*. He could not
prudently operate single-handed against a
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 10, 1894.
mob. The first move will be made at Oak
NOTHING TO ARBITRATE.
Labor Leaders Hold Vain Conference
Chicago, July 9.— The labor leaders
met at Uhlich's Hall last night and the
conference occupied the whole night. In
flammatory spet-ehes wore made by Debs,
Sovereign, JJcßride and others. A com
mittee of seven was appointed to endeavor
to have Mayor Hopkins make a last effort
to bring about arbitration.
Kesolutions were adopted requesting
Samuel Gompers, president of the Feder
ation of Labor, to come to Chicago at once,
and authorizing the appointmentn t of a com
mittee to request the City Council to de
mand of the president the withdrawal of
The following letter was sent to Gover
"In view of the occupation of the State
f ! A
POLICEMEN ON GUARD WITH WINCHESTERS IN THE FREIGHT YARDS AT FOURTH AND
of Illinois by armed forces of the United
States without proper demand having
been made by the constituted authorities
of the State, and in defiance of the consti
"Resolved, That a committee of two be
appointed to wait upon the City Council
and request of it that it demand of Presi
dent Cleveland the withdrawal from the
city of the troops now held in the city.
"We insist that your Excellency take legal
steps to compel the withdrawal of said
army forces at once, and pledge your Kx
cellency the support of the law-loving
organized trades in Chicago in the ac
complishment of this result."
A letter was also sent to Governor Alt
geld insisting that he compel ihe with
drawal of troops immediately.
A motion to call out every nnion at 7
A. m. Wednesday unless, meanwhile, some
adjustment is made with Pullman, was
adopted. It is claimed that a number of
unions, including printers, marine en
gineers and brickmakers, will refuse to be
bound by the order.
A committee of seven was appointed by
the labor leaders to ask Mayor Hopkins
to arrance for a citizens' committee of in
fluential business men which should under
take to force Pullman to arbitrate. Mayor
Hopkins referrpd the matter to a com
mittee appointed by the City Council a
The committee representing the labor
unions met the commit:ee from the City
Council ai 1 o'clock. The chairman of the
council committee suggested that a com
mittee of five prominent business men be
invited to visit the Pullman Company to
determine if that company has anythinc
to arbitrate. He suggested the committee
consist of two officials of the Pullman
Company, two prominent citizens, to be
appointed by the Judges of Cook County,
and the fifth to be chosen by the four.
The labor committee appointed a sub
committee of three, wlio, with the Council
committee, went at once to confer with
Vice-President Wickes of the Pullman
The joint committee met Mr. Wickes at
the office of the Pullman Company at 2
p. m. Tlie chairman of the council com
mittee explained to Mr. Wickes the naturo
of the visit, and after a brief consultation
with his attorney he refused emphati
cally to receive the proposed committee of
"The Pullman Company has nothing to
arbitrate," said Mr. Wickes, "and we
must refuse to receive the committee to
which you refer. Our company has not
receded from the position taken at the
inception cf the strike. This is final."
Then the council committee notified the
General Managers' Association that they
would call on them during the afternoon.
It Is probable that the City Council will
pass a resolution to-night calling on the
President to withdraw the Federal troops
from Chicago. A very strong protest lias
open signed by an immense number of
business men hnd telegraphed to the
President urging him to ignore the pros
pective action of the City Council and to
keep the troops here.
Grand Master Workman Sovereign said
to-day that he had determined to delay
the order for the strike in his order, which
originally was to take effect Tuesday, until
Wednesday. He said : "I make this post
ponement to await theoutcome of the fight
among the Chicago trades unions. Ido
not consider it impossible that the tre
mendous importance to, if not the paralv
sis of, Cbizago industries will force George
M. Pull-man and the railroads to meet the
A. R. U. hall way. It is high time public
sentiment should move the corporations to
It is said to be probable that President
Debs will be under arrest by Tuesday
Ntw Yopk, Jnly 9.— Copies of the reso
lutions passed iv the meeting at Chicago,
requesting .that bis presence in Chicago
was imperative, were shown to Mr. Gom
pers to-d;iy, acd after lie had looked at the
question in every light Mr. Gompers said
to an Associated Press reporter:
"lam not going to Chicago until I am
sent for. My duty is now here, and hero 1
shall remain until 1 am called away."
John Ryan, who comes here as the rep
resentative of President Debs, was at the
Continental Hotel to-day.
"The strike." said Mr. Pvyan, "will not
stop bore. Mv errand is to organize the
laborers of the East. I am confident of
success. My work up to the present time
has borne fruit ten times more than I ex
pected it would. I was cautious at first
about approaching the leaders upon the
subject of striking in sympathy, but my
first attempt has convinced me that there
was no ground for holding back. I was
somewhat surprised to ascertain that the
feeling here to strike was preUy warm. I
go to Boston on the next train. I will not
say that labor in this city will strike out of
sympathy for the men In Chicago, bnt wiU
say they are liable to, which amounts to
about the same thing. In the event of the
strike reaching Buffalo, which in my mind
is a sure thing, it will not stop there. If
the trouble continues five dnya longer all
the Eastern roads will be tied up. All the
wires are ready and when Mr. Debs sees
tit he will pull them. Then look out for
squally times until Pullman gives in."
DETROIT, Mich., July 9.— Mayor Pingree
to-day wired inquiries to lit ty mayors of
Michigan cities aud principal cities of the
country, asking their opinions as to the
best method of disposing of the present
labor difliculties. The answers almost
universally favored arbitration. The strike
in the Michigan Central yards ended this
morning when every dissatisfied employe
returned to work.
Little Rock, Ark., Jnly 9.— Mayor H.
S. Pmgree of Detroit, Mich., to-day tele
graphed Mayor Hall as follows:.
"Will you pin with me in requesting
George M. Pullman to settle this difficulty
Mayor Hall replied as follows: "Under
ordinary conditions and circumstances I
would favor arbitration. Present condi
tions forbid. I am opposed to treating
with people who surpass the laws and
orders of the courts and are now engaged
in destroying lives and property. Support
WITHOUT SERIOUS CONFLICT.
On the Whole the Day in Chicago
Chicaoo, July 9.— Peace reigns in War
saw ! The same cannot be said of Chicago,
for the tread of armed men is still heard
in her streets and the wheel* of commerce
still lag at the bid of the A. R. U. Never
theless, the war cloud which has overhung
this city and the land for the past ten days
shows distinct signs of lifting. Instead of
stories of additional railroads tied up at
various points throughout the country, to
day's dispatches almost without exception
bring advices of strikers returning to
work and an increased resumption of
traffic, amounting in some places to a re
turn to normal conditions.
The day in Chicago has passed without
a serious conflict between the strikers and
the armed forces now on duty here. Tne
feature of the day has been the action
early this morning, after an all-night ses
sion of the Federated Trades Union of
Chicßgo in deciJing to call out all classes
of labor Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock
unless George M. Pullman should have
agreed before the meridian of that day to
settle the differences between his company
and his striking employes by arbitration
For reasons not Known to the public.
Grand Master Workman Sovereign of the
Knights of Labor and his advisers decided
to postpone the general walk-out and par
alytic stroke which they propose to inflict
upon the business of Chicago until 7
o'clock Wednesday morning. The an-
nouncement was made that President
Samuel Gompeis of thb Federation of
Labor has called a meeting of thb execu
tive board of that association to be held in
this city on Thursday, and that he would
leave New York for Chicago to-morrow
evening. In view of this it is believed ihe
Federated Trades in Chicago will not pre
cipitate action before consulting him. As
at present Gompers cannot reach Chicago
before Wednesday night, it will be impos
sible to decide on a line of action to be
pursued before Thursday, and probably if
it should finally be resolved to declare a
general strike of all these combined
forces, it could not be pnt into effect be
fore Friday morning.
In this connection the interesting ques
tion arises whether, if Prepident Gompers
allows himself to be bnuled from New
York to Chicago by non-union eugineers
and firemen, his visit will be of any par
ticular profit. One labor leader in Chicago
said to-night that if he did so, he might as
well stay in New York.
Another feature to be noted in connec
tion with the meeting of the Chicago Fed
erated Labor is the fact which was de
veloped that there was in the meeting a
large and influential conservative element
whose action has practically blocked the
plans of the more hot-headed leaders until
the latter, in the excitement consequent
upon the reading of President Cleveland's
proclamat'on, were enabled to stampede
them and carry the strike resolution.
Therefore there is reason to believe that,
! if even the order for a general strike goes
forth, many of those to whom it is di
l rected will decline to obey it, so that with
J the men already made idle by the effect of
the tie-up the walkoutwould not be nearly
so important as anticipated by the leaders.
What effect. If any, the action of Vice
j President Wickes of the Pullman Com
pany in refusing In the most positive man
ner to even inept a committee to consider
the question of arbitration will have upon
the final decision of the labor leaders and
their followers remains to be seen.
To-night's action of the City Council in
respect to President Cleveland's order
bringing Federal troops to Chicago was
forestalled by a large number of Indorse
ments by prominent men of the city. The
TRAVELING TO SAN JOSE.
list of signatures included' those of almost
every conspicuous merchant, manufac
turer and banker in Chicago.
Touching the situation in general, it may
be said that in Chicago the roads were all
doing better than on any previous day
since the strike began. Passenger trains
were moving witn more or less regularity,
and some freight traffic has been cared
for. A large number of striking freight
handier:* of the Illinois Central returned
to work, aud other ronds noted accessions
to their operative forces.
At St. Louis, Kansas City and Denver
it was reported that railroad business had
about returned to normal conditions.
Nashville also reported an improvement.
About the only points at which the
strike mai .gers showed any gain were in
the parti, walkout of firemen at Fort
Scott, Ka i. ; the freight men on the
Kanawha "d Charleston. West Virginia,
and the stri c* of the Big Four at Mattoon.
It will be sc.'ti that at the leading railroad
centers the strikers have made perceptible
losses, while their gains are at compara
tively unimportant points.
The regulations which prevailed in the
Government building to-day were a near
npprnach to martial law. Deputy mar
shals were stationed on every floor, and
everybody was challenged who could not
show that he had business in the building.
To-morrnw'9 sunrise will see in this city
1000 Federal troops more than there were
this morning. These, with the forces
already in the field, it is be'iived, will be
able to-morrow to make a further better
ment in the conditions iv this city, and the
mobilizing of troops and marines at San
Francisco, and of regulars at other points
on the Pacific Coast, will suffice in all
probability to start traffic on the continen
tal lines to-morrow.
AN END OF RIOTING.
It Is Believed the Worst of the
Trouble Is Over.
Chicago, July 9.— Everything was quiet
to-day and the feeling grows that thore
will be no more serious rioting. The roads
were moving passenger trains and num
bers were also starting freight trains. It
is quite clear that the mobs of yesterday
were composed chiefly of idlers from the
packing-houses. Very few railroad men
took part. President Cleveland's procla
mation and the order of President Debs
to his followers to avoid any lawlessness
seem to have been very effective.
U abash trains were detained to-day.
and finally came in on the Fort Wayne
tracks. A detour was necessary, because
the bridge at Clark station had been
At an early hour this morning the bnys
and irtle men at the Forty-ninth street
crossiug of the Grand Truuk road threw
stones at a squad of the Second Keeiment
of State militia. The latter charged upon
the mob, and then, upon a renewal of
stove-throwing, fired a volley. Thecrowd
escaped into the adjoining houses.
Little work was done in the stockyards
to-day. John S. Sherman anuounced that
no attempt would be made for a few days
to resume work. The stockyards and
packing-house officials .met to-day t" ar
range for sufficient protection to run stock
trains in and out of the yards. The re
ceipts to-day wereeleven sheep and lambs
and twenty-two cattle, ilessr?. Armour,
Swift & Morris hnd their clerks and other
employes make up trains of dressed meat
and others were sent out to-night. They
have also instructed their country agents
lo resume shipments.
Reports from the various roads having
terminals in Chicago, as issued by the Gen
eral Managers' Association to-day, showed
that passenger trains were being received
and sent out on nearly all the lines. A
sufficient number of freight trains to cmc
for the traffic offered were run. The
tracks, however, were heavily patrolled
by police and troops.
N'-arly a thousand militiamen arrived
in Hammond to-day. They were from
the Second, Third and Fourth Regiments
of the Indiana troops. Soon after their
arrival the United States troops were
ordered away aud left for Chicago.
The Ninth Infantry, United States
army, Colonel Charles C. Bxrtlett com
manding, which arrived in the city at 4:30
o'clock this afternoon, had a special train
from Sacketts Harbor, N. V., over tlie
New York Central and Michigan Central
railways. The soldiers were marched to
tbo camp already established on the lake
A special agent of the Treasury Depart
ment to-day sent a report to the depart
ment stating that among the cars burned
in the railroad yards were many contain
ing goods which were in bond to the Gnv
ernment, being in transit from the port of
New York and other seaports to the
The effects of the strike on railroad traf
fic are plainly perceptible in the official
returns of last week. The shipments fell
off from 42.9G9 tons the previous week and
4. r >,973 tons for the corresponding week last
year to 11,604 tons last week.
The Fort Wayne and Lake Shore officers
are trying to replace the strikers with ne
Springfield, 111., Jaly 9.— Upon tlie
request of Mayor Hopkins of Chicago
Governor Altpeld this afternoon ordered
out nil the remaining regiments of militia
in the State, ordering General Barkley,
commanding the Spcond Brigade, to pro
ceed at once to Chicago with all his
brigade excepting five companies on duty
at interior points.
MAILS GOING FORWARD.
On the Whole Mr. Bissell Is Very
Washington Jaly ft — The absence to
day ot the riotous scenes that have marked
the past few days Is a source of special
satisfaction to the postal officials. Post-
master-General Bissell said to-nieht that
he was greatly gratified at the quietness
into which Chicago settled during the day
and the general marked improvement in
the mail servicn.
Arrangements to relieve the condition of
ihe mail service in California and other
sections are being made by the depart
ment. The Pacific Mail Steamship Corn
pauy will probably carry mails from ban
Francisco along the coast in both direc
tions, the boats to stop at many of the
points on the coast to deliver aod collect
the mails. Negotiations for this purpose
are almost complete and a telegram is ex
pected at the department to-morrow from
Division Superintended Flint at San
Francisco announcing that the plan is to
be put into immediate operation. The
plan, if effected, is to be in force until the
strike is declared off and a better condi
tion of affairs exists in the State. About a
dozen special service routes have been or
dered to connect tied-up routes with unin
terrupted roads at available points. Most
of these are in California, Oregon and
The statement ( s telegraphed here from
California that the strikers are about to
apply to the bnitaci States court to compel
the Southern Pacific Railway Company
to show cause why it should not be com
pelled to operate its roads under the
ten" >of the charter. This was not dis
agr< ->.t)le news to the War Department
aud tupy rather hoped that such a step
would be taken, for it would oblige toe
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railroad company to supplement efforts of
the military by every means in their
power and there is a suspicion that it has
been a little lax in this respect so far.
Senators Dubois and Slump of Idaho
called at the White House this morning to
lay before the President Governor Mc-
ConnelPs messagu urging the President to
send troops to Wallace, Idaho, to restore
order. The Senators were in conference
with the President lor some time, hut ap
parently the Governor's statement was
not entirely satisfactory in demonstrating
that the conditions nre such as to warrant
sending troops to Wallace for no orders
to that end have been issued.
Some of the Californian3 here are merry
over the President's proclamation to-night.
A Congressman accosted Senator White
"1 see the President commands your
people to go to bed by 3 o'clock to-morrow
"Yes," said White; "it is like onr cur
few at Eureka."
This proclamation, it is believed. Is in
tended as a warning that shooting is to be
done. General Kuger will have command
of both troops and marines.
EBBS AND FLOWS.
Debs Seems to Have Had Rather a
Bad Day of It.
St. Louis, July 9.— The strike situation
among the railroads t<>-day is in live with
the improvement noted yesterday. On the
west side of the river every road has prac
tically its full complement of men. On
the east side decidedly larger forces of
switchmen are at work. Freight offering*
are being handled.
Advices have been received here from
Fort Smith, Ark., to the effect that on
informations filed before United Statos
Judge Parker, at Fort Smith, by the St.
Louis and Iron Mountain Railroad officials,
warrants have been ordered issued for the
arrest of 700 ex-employes of that read,
upon the charge of conspiracy.
Caiko, 111., July B.— United States Dep
uty Marshal Evergart served bench war
rants on Edward A. Dwyer, president of
the local A. R. U., Frank Wilson, his sec
retary, William lioy. Jack Sullivan, Peter
Fraser, John Eikin, Leucy Talbot and
Dave Median, all of whom were taken to
Springfield to answer to the charge > [ con
spiracy and interfering with th« United
States mails. Before leaving President
Dwyer made a speech to the men counsel
ing them to commit no deeds of v.oience.
Everything is quiet and apparently the
strike is at an end here. Trains are all
Denver, July 9.— lf the Federal Grand
Jury, which will meet in Chicago tr-mor
row, does not cause the arrest of Eugene
V. Debi he will be arrested on a warrant
issued by the United States District Court
in this city. Application for the warrant
has been rnadp.
Kansas City, Mo., July 9.— The night
switching force, twenty men in all, on the
Missouri Pacific went out to-night, and it
is said the day force will strike in the
morning. This involves all the roans at
this point except the Union Pacific. Not
withstanding the strike, the Missouri Pa
cific succeeded in ge'.ting two freigtits out
during the nieht. The men are undemon
strative. The situation on other roads is
unchanged from yesterday and the trains
are generally being moved. The engineers
at a meeting to-night unanimously agreed
not to go out.
Sedalia, Mo., July 9.— Members of the
A. R. U. have almost worked the railway
employes of this city to the pitch of going
on a strike through sympathy for the A.
R. U. in their fight to support the Pullman
boycott. At a meeting of representatives
of the various railroad organizations a
strike was barely nverted by a motion to
ailj urn being carried by a scant majority.
The situation N such that railway officials
will not now be surprised if a walkout
takes place in the next twenty-four hours.
Cincinnati, Ohio, July 9.— Big Four
firemen from h6re to St. Louis struck at,
Peoria, 111., July 9.— The men in the
Peoria yards struck at midnight last night
and declare that they will remain out un
til the strike is over. Two sessions were
had Sunday by the A. R. U.. the last being
concluded a few minutes after midnight.
It was at this meeting that a strike was
AsHLAND,Ky., July 9.— Thp drum sheds
at the moutii of mine 7 of the Ashland
Coal and Iron Railway Company at Grant
were burned early to-day by strikers from
Carter County, owing to the announce
ment that all meu occupying the com
pany's property would bi evicted.
Louisville, Ky., July 9.— A. R. U. m<»u
quit this afternoon on the Louisvilln nnd
Nashville. Fifty deputy sheriff? have be^n
sworn in to protect property. All passen
ger trains are arriving about on tun?,
freights being delayeii.
Memphis, Term., July o.— The gene-al
strike situation in tlrs city is decidedly im
proved to-day. The tie-up on the Kansas
City, Fort Smith, Memphis and the Kan
sas City, Memphis and Birmingham was
broken to-day. At 11 o'clock passenger
trains with Pullmans attached lef; for
Kansas City and Birmingham. The siitua
tinu on all the other lines is unchanged.
Birmingham, Ala., July 9.— Tne 3.tui
tion to-night is more reassuring. Freight
trains on two of the heretofore embargoed
roads are running. Fifteen milit'n com
panies and two batteries are on duty, with
Maj ir-General Whiting of Mobile in com
mand, who has issued » public order that
lie will carry out to the letter the in
structions glvsn by Governor Jones In his
proclamation of yesterday. Ail saloons
and gunshops in the country are closed by
order of the Governor.
Little Rock. Ark., July 9.— The strike
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