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Local Unions Ready to
// Obey Debs.
TROOPS FOR OAKLAND
Marines by the Monterey
' Expected All Day.
AND NOW FOR THE ISSUE.
.. Chances of Trouble With the
-/." : . Strikers Discussed.
'( THE MERCHANTS AS MEDIATORS
■'; features of the Blockade as to Mail
•;'•;. :_.;; and Markets— General Sense
■'/• r .- ' • of Expectancy.
V •'=;_: ; : If called tbey will come.
... ! . This is the answer given by trades
• \". Unions of San Francisco to the proposition
■"•. coming from Chicago that every member
; of a trade union in the country be called
,:. '"■ out- by-way of supporting the A. R.U. m
■-■'•■■ hs great etrnggle. It was the answer
.- .. • given to The Call yesterday in inter
. ■ views covering a wide space in the field of
/.' ;>vot all were agreed that such a move
• -.-. ment w'a« wise— some of the more con
' ; servative were decidedly opposed to it—
.■•'■'■ but' all &aid if the call came from the head
. ••: :6f the American Federation of Labor there
• • ••"■".".was no doubt but that a general suspension
"■:. '• of. business throughout the country would
.'•" . •'This strike has passed beyond the
(V, R. U. and is now the affair of every
V; workingman." said a prominent union
• ;"•?: rrinn last evening, and it was the sentiment
. .;..'• 'of every other met with.
; - ; The radical among them thought that a
complete tie-up would bring the strike to
. i winning conclusion within a few hours,
•1. '**ijile others were convinced that it would
; simply bring about a state of anarchy that
':'.;■ vwbnid.be difficult to tame and be doubtful
of bringing good in Its train. The heads
of.departments were of this opinion, while
".•: -leaders of local unions saw only good in
' -.the drastic measure.
\ : ...C; H. Johnson, secretary of the Trades
."■ " Council, which is the central body of the
•••• ".! trad®* unions of San Francisco, did not
■ ' believe that the contemplated move was
' " ; ..as wide as nad been reported, but was of
: • -opinion that it applied only to the trades
■•uni"H3 of Chicago.
' '■;';.■":. "If it is contemplated to call out the
V. ' iinron workingmen of the entire country, 1
'"■*'-. ana afraid the movement would be ill ad
" - " vised/, "he said. "If it had the immediate
.'j. effect of forcing Pullman to compromise
.-■ - ."and ■ grant terms under which the men
'could return to wore, it would be well, of
;.'■■■' course. But it is very doubtful of that
.":•:" ;ouick result, and the contrary would re
/" . . jpajt |n wide distress and consequent dis
(BoH in wide distress and consequent dis
arters, A very few workingmen with
•'; families nowadays have any resources be- j
•'•. vvtf'J vvuat may suaply their immediate j
..' need, and hunger for their family 'would
" ; ' raake them desperate. I think it a better
•; '. 'plan for all those outside the A. R. TJ. to
;. .' remain at work where they are and stand ]
.- •. 'ready to furuisb aid from their earnings.
.. :. ''Besides it would do injury to innocent
/.businessmen and turn public sympathy
- away from the strikers. The newspapers,
• ■ for instance, have been of great benefit to
• -the strikers in molding public opinion in
■ . . .tnel.r favor, and to call out the printers
• : ' would be to withdraw their support. No,
Ido not think it would be a good move,
'ariboug.i 1 have no doubt the men would
co-me out if called."
: . ' ; 11. McGlynn, editor of the New Union,
V . an cr^an of the wage- workers of Cali
° fornia, said: "I do think such a move
: ■_ %i 11 be made." It ought not, as it can only
.result in harm, in my judgment. The
strikers need financial support and can
. - .-only g2t it by their sympathizers and allies
: being In a position to render it. My
': notion is that a strike of such an all
embracing character, which would fill the
land with idle men— well, we would see i
some merry times. Ido not think it has
come to that. I believe we will see an
end to this business within a week, and
.at course I expect the A. R. U. to win.
c* .How? Well, the pressure is already tre
*. .mendou.3 and, whatever brave talk may
be made, Pullman cannot withstand it
" -long. His revenue is completely stopped;
• "he is suffering great loss every day."
.-'.. Joseph F. Valentine, first vice-president
•.. ..of the national organization of the mold
•:*■.; );ers';unlon and general organizer for the
' United States, arrived in the city from the
• ' ' East last evening. He left Chicago fifteen
." ■.days, ago, just before the tie-up, but got
, .':&a.ught at Sacramento, and came down by
". " • Boat, his home being in this city. In an
."•.'>?« to the question as to what the raold
'•;. efsof the country would do in case of a
: ; "call to go nut, he said:
":< "; "We will abide by any decision of the
.".•'• .Am&rican Federation of Labor in this
;'■ . . Biatter. Personally Ido not think such an
" • " order will be issued— hope it will not— for !
: . .. "!,<!<>. not think it wise. I am of the opin
■ : ion that this strike will be settled within a
'■■• - : week without any such move being made.
Tie-rail reads of the country will seethe
■ v lolly of suffering a tie-up, when they have
'*'/ >6>ily to. follow the easy example of the i
. ' Canadian Pacific and Louisville and Nash
■." .y-iile. and cut out their Pullmans. This
"being done, Pullman will be left alone in
.\ his fight, and will have to yield."
;, : -v'- August Schmidt, secretary of 304 Car- |
[ :.';.: renters' Union, voiced opinions of the I
.-"-• -radical "order. "The carpenters of the en
lire country would rome out if called," he |
•• ;«a;kl, "and my opinion is that such a call j
• " ■ la; .'the onjy. way to settle the strike. Let ;
]:■■ business in the entire country be stabbed j
X-<- /•In.-a.'way .that it will be understood there
'•. is to be no resumption until Pullman gives
. .' .-' in and the pressure would be such that be
;." :. c.ould-not last forty-eight hours. This is
;"■• labor's great fight, and It is every wage
••. : earner's business to see that it wins."
. ? ' ; .:', J. W. Roie. chairman of No. 256, Brother
• .hood of Painters and Decorators of Amer
.-.. : ica, said: "Our union has passed resolu
. . .-; tions assuring the A R, U. that we are
- with them in every way, and if we get
I orders from the proper source we will
respond. The fact Is, however, that to
, call out the men now In any of the build-
trades would mean little, for nine in
every twelve are idle as it is,. We have no
kindly feeling for monopolized capital.
The amount of the matter is that unionism
lias heretofore been, and is now, a failure
In its workings. This thing of. separate
unions with no ties between them, foster
ing the aristocracy of labor, makes it in
; effective. Out of this movement will grow
a centralization — the formation of one
great army of labor under a central head,
and then it will be effective."
Frank Cate, secretary of No. 140, Brother
hood of Painters and Dscorators, said:
"We have pledged ourselves to the A. R.
U. to assist them so far as we can in every
way— financially, morally and physically
if need be. We would certainly strike if
called upon. I think it is the proper thing
to do; we have got to come to it."
Fred Oualman, Secretary of No. 483,
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners,
said: "We will certainly respond to a call
to go out. I think such a move would
help to bring the strike to a close. The
strike is now not confined to the A. R. U.,
but all are Interested. If the strikers lose
it, it is won anyhow in the great work it j
has already accomplished for the cause of
Secretary Baker of the local union
of ironmolders said: "I am of the
i opinion that such a call would be effective
'in winning the right for the A. R. U. We
' had a strike on our hands once which we
! lost because we stood alone. We would
l.aye been certain to win if another union
of allied interest had joined us. The saint
! will apply to this case."
William Zahn, secretary of the Brewers'
! Union, said: "All the unions of the coun
i try would respond to a call to come out,
I I'm sure, and I'm just as sure that it
would be the thine to do to bring Pullman
and the railroads to time."
John Dowe of the Amalgamated Society
; of Carpenters and Joiners said the car
penters were Dearly all idle anyhow as a
result of the hard times, and W. B. Smith,
secretary of the Journeyman Stonecutters'
Union, said they were in complete sympa
thy with the strike, although the tie-up bad |
left them practically without work in
having cut off the supply of material.
READY FOR BATTLE.
Positive Orders Given for Troops to
The appearance of things at the Pre
sidio yesterday were ominous of war
movements, and though officers of all
i grades denied having received definite
j orders from General Ruger relative to the
! transfer of troops across trie bay yet the
preliminaries for such a movement were
) manifest to every one. Orders had been
j issued early in the day confining all the
) troops to the reservation, and no soldiers
i were allowed to leave except upon special
duty. Every soldier was busy preparing I
for an early departure and the orders to
the cavalry were stringent that all forage j
provisions should be made ready forthwith.
One order given was received by the
j troopers with some wonder; it was that all
j the sabers should be sharpened and the
j result was that turning grindstones was
I the general occupation yesterday. It is
I said that such an order had not before
been given for years and on that account
was considered as an indication of serious
possibilities in the near future.
Companies I and X, whose vacation at!
Santa Cruz was so peremptoraily abbre- j
viated, arrived at the Presidio Sunday I
morning tired out with their long tramp
and exhausted by the heat, but no respite
was given them and all were busy in prep-
I arations for the coming fray. These two
I companies of cavalry will merely form a
contingent of the force for the opening of j
the railway campaign and with the four j
j companies, A. X, H and L, of heavy artil- j
j lery which are now at the Presidio and j
i ready to embark at an hour's notice, will
! constitute the force. The two companies
of light artillery, it is conjectured, will i
remain on guard at the Presidio. It is also
said that cavalry company B, now at
Sequoia ana Company C at the Tosemite,
1 have. Deen ordered to prepare for an curly i
summons home. It was positively stated |
also that the orders were to have every- j
thing in readiness to embarK this morning
I for Oakland. If such orders have been
I issued it means that the forward move
ment will be inaugurated by the six com
panies of cavalry and artillery, leaving j
■ the marines, whose movements are, as far !
! as known, uncertain, to follow in the Mon
terey. The arrival of the Charleston is
opportune as the available force of marines
can now be greatly augmented.
IN WEST OAKLAND.
The Situation Characterized by a
West Oakland was in a suppressed fever
of excitement all day yesterday. An un
easy feeling has prevailed among the
strikers ever since the announcement that
General Ruger was going to take a band in
the moving of trains, but this was intensi
fied when the report got abroad in the.
early morning that Mare Island marines
were to be sent down on the warship Mon
terey for service at the mole.
Dispatches were at once sent to Yallejo
and Port Costa by the A. R. U. officials to <
ascertain the truth of the rumor. They
received for answer: "The Monterey has
been ordered to land marines at the Oak
As to the time and manner of landing j
nothing could be learned by the anxious i
strikers. This annoyed them. The Pre- j
sidio troops cannot make a move without
it being known to the A. R. U.. as they
have scouts stationed right at the Presidio, j
but it was impossible to learn a: what |
hour the Monterey would leave Vallejo I
for the bay. Men were stationed at vari
ous points along the mole and at other
places to report at once if tire big warship
was to pass down, but up to sundown
nothing had been discovered of her.
Snould troops be landed at Oakland, ■
and there is no doubt that some will be '
there, it is not likely that any serious i
trouble will result unless the company in- j
sists on attaching a Pullman to a mail'
train. From the talk and present actions
of the men such a move might cause trou
ble. A very large element is in favor of
meeting force by force. They wish to
emulate the action of the Sacramento
The more conservative element counsel
peace, and add significantly, "No train,
with or without troop 3. can get to Sacra
mento." The value of this threat can
only be estimated by those who know that
i there are two tunnels between this city
and Port Costa, to which enough damage
could be done by half a dozen men to ren
der them impassable for as many weeks.
That such measures will be resorted to !
there is no room to doubt. A blocked j
tunnel would be more than even General 1
Ruger's forces could pet through, and as !
to getting around those tunnels, that would j
be an impossibility. This is the sentiment |
of action of the conservative element, i
That a gang of strikers left town on a
handcar in that direction Sunday night is
significant enough in this connection.
Outside of these schemes, many think
that the troops will first be landed at
Sacramento, as the center of the trouble,
and come down to Oakland from that
place. At any rate there is much specula
tion us to where the troops will land.
Even Superintendent Wilder professes the
"I cannot tell yon when they will land,"
he said yesterday. "I have received no
notification of any going to be sent here,
and am indebted entirely to the press for
my information on that score."
Nevertheless the knowledge that the reg
ulars are on their way stiffened the cervical
vertebrae of every deputy at the mole. A
"dead" line of deputies has been posted
THE MORNIiSTG CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, JULY 10, 1894.
several hundred yard 9 from ttie depot, and
no one is allowed within that line without
a pass signed by A. D. Wilder. Even Mr.
Fillmore's signature is not honored there.
The result is that the depot is deserted,
save for a few deputies and several news
paper men. The deputies guarding the
yard, too, are more particular, and unless
Hie strikers go in force they never get
within the lines.
Assistant Superintendent Joe Thomp
son is the only skeptic about troops to bo
found. Late last nighi Mr. Thompson was
spen, and denied emphatically that there
was any intention to land troops in Oak
land. lie was asked for his reasons and
answered : "My reasons are that the cen
ter of this strike is in Chicago. If ther6
were no strike in Chicago there would be
none here. If the backbone of the strike
is broken in Chicago it will soon end here.
Now, if affairs to-morrow are as much im
proved as they are to-day compared with
yesterday, the back of the strike is broken.
Five days after that these men will be
around wanting to go to work. Why, out i
of the numbers of men gone out on strike,
1 know of 300 men who would willingly co |
to work to-morrow if they had an excuse
that would save them from being branded .
as cowards. This strike is only with the |
"What is the policy of the company,
"Why, to remain as we are. As I said,
we- consider the strike is almost broken at
Chicago, and that three or lour days of
this inactivity will bring the men to their
senses. These men have no grievance.
They have gone out solely on sympathy.
They'll not fight or make trouble. This is
the quietest strike I have seen, and I've
been in seven. There is not a piece of
property destroyed anywhere."
"What about the obstructions on the
"Don't amount to a row of pins. Why,
it isn't the strikers that have done this,
but the boys, the hangers-on. 1 could clear
the tracks in two hours of every obstruc- |
tion that has been put on all the lines j
around here. It's mere child's play. No j
property has been destroyed. There if» no
need of troops here. We will wait three
or four days and then we shall see."
"But what about the mails?"
"Oh, those can wait a little while
longer," was the reply.
Strikers laughed when Mr. Thompson's
optimistic views were told them. Most of
them concede that the center of the strike
is Chicago, but they show wonderful con
fidence in Debs. "We can trust Debs," I
they Bay. He hasn't got a cent and |
doesn't care about money. He cannot be
bouzht off like other so-called labor lead
ers who have feathered their nests."
During the day little knots of men gath
ered around the union headquarters and
discussed matters eagerly. Quite a num
ber repaired to a vacant lot on Eighth
street and played football. Extra papers
were bought and read eagerly, and anxious
lookout was kept for the much-feared
Policemen Stand Guard Over the |
Southern Pacific Yards.
"No trains to-day" is the bulletin which
still holds its place on the ticket-office
window at the Third and Townsend streets
depot. The fact that thejtraln service has j
been indefinitely discontinued has become |
so generally known thai few people gather
at the station. The police and a small
force of employes have the grounds en
tirely to themselves.
An additional precautionary measure
was taken by Sergeant Wittnian yesterday j
morning. It has been feared that .some i
irresponsible parson might, out of pure
malice, set fire to some of the cars or
building* in the yards, and as this would I
endanger many thousands of dollars' worth j
of property, it was deemed best to as far j
as possiole prepare for such an emergency.
There are two foot bridges running over
the tracks of the railroad company be
tween Fourth and Fifth streets, and on !
each of these a policeman armed with a
Winchester is constantly on duty. From
either bridge an almost unobstructed view j
of the entire yards is obtained, and the j
men who are assigned to this duty are all j
picked men, who are crack shots, and who [
have orders to shoot any one found de- I
In connection with these outlooks them
is a force of officers In the yards who are
constantly on the move looking for possi
ble danger to property. There are over
100 cars loaded with valuable merchandise
within the one block mentioned.
While in a figurative sense the whole
Southern Pacific system in the State of
California may be said to be tied up, liter- j
ally the assertion is not true. There is a
little branch road running from Willows
to Fruito seventeen miles in length, upon
which the regular train service has con
tinued without interruption. This is also
true of the line from Stockton to Merced
via Oakdale, Stockton to Milton and from
Fresno to Portervilie. These are, however,
the only pieces of road upon which trains
art* and have been running regularly,
The officials of theSoutbern Pacific have I
apparently resolved to make no further j
efforts to run trains until they have se- j
cured such protection as they deem neces- i
sary. In fact they say distinctly that it \
would be useless to attempt to send out
trains until measures have been taken
which will assure their reaching their des
The engines, cars, and, in fact, about all
the rolling stock on the coast division,
have been run into this city, where they can
Da guarded. There are still three or four
engines at San Jose, but no effort will be
made to bring them to this city, as the offi
cials think they will be safe where they
Probably the most contented lot of men
who are forced to face the uncertainty of I
suburban transportation now are such
members of the clerical force of the South
ern Pacific as are still retained in the gen
eral offices. The loss of a few hours each I
day cuts no figure in their monthly sala
DOES IT MEAN COMPROMISE?
The Merchants' Committee Confer I
With Roberts and Walton.
The committee of fifteen merchants rep
resenting the various commercial organi
zations of this city, met yesterday after
noon in the rooms of the Board of Trade,
for the purpose of considering the exist
Being held wit!) closed doors it was im
possible to ascertain the results, although
a press conunitten of five has been ap
pointed who will give out such information
as is deemed advisable.
After considerable discussion it was
decided to make another effort to secure a
conference with the strikers looking to
ward arbitration. Telephone communica
tion was effected with Oakland and re
sponse received that President Roberts
and anolbe member of the A. K. U. would
meet the committee in the evening.
Accordingly in the evening, as In the
morning, the doors were closed. Presi
dent Roberts and George Walton of the
Oakland branch of the American Railway
Union were known to be closeted with
the committee, and there was no room left
for doubt that the meeting was to be a
very important one. Roberts was the
same man who had replied to the mer
chants on Saturday that tae strike had got
beyond control of the local men, and that
it wcuid be useless for his people to dis
cuss arbitration. But the merchants had
been very determined In the matter and
had succeeded in prevailing upon Roberts
at least to meet with them as the railroad
people had done on Saturday.
At about 10:30 o'clock the doors were
again opened to allow Roberts and Walton
to pass i. ut, and incidentally to permit an
observer to catch a guess at what had
transpired. If faces are any indication of
what passes in the mind then some tangi
ble result was reached by the conference.
Roberts and Walton left with some definite
purpose evidently in mind. Half an hour
later the general meeting broke ud with
such expression written on the faces that
one would easily imagine a proposal bad
been discussed and formally presented,
decision on which was to ba laid over un
til another conference.
From a talk with M. P. Jones of the
press committee it was inferred that the
merchants are endeavoring to effect a
compromise in this nmnner: At all hazards
local traffic must be resumed, regardless of
the issue at Pullman. The merchants of
San Francisco therefore ask the Southern
Pacific Company to state the conditions
under which it is willing to resume ser
vice- The answer to this has already been
given by Mr. Town?, who says that the
company stands ready at any time to run
trains that do not require Pullmans. This
ran be done on all local lines. With this
as the ultimatum of the railroads, the
merchants ask tlio strikers the couditions
under which they will consent to move
local trains not requiring Pullmans. It is
supposed that in this respect the mer
chants made a definite proposition to the
strikers, and that Mr. Roberts agreed to
receive it and take it to Oakland for con
ference with his fellows.
If this is true, then oae may expect that
within two days at most the railroad and
strikers wili ln> Drought to make mutual
concessions. They would be that the
railroad waive its contention for Pullmaun
on all local trains, and that the strikers de
clare the strike oil on the same pending
the fiual settlement.
Mr. Jones wuuld not assert that this was
the plan of the merchants, but intimated
freely that some such thing must be done.
T. J. Roberts and George Walton
were met on leaving trie chamber, and
although a diligent effort was made to
gain light on the situation, both positively
refused to volunteer any information re
garding what had transpired.
"We were simply asked to appear before
the committee for the purpose of placing
the action of the union before them in a
proper light," said Mr. Roberts. "We
made no propositions of any kind, and
have not the least knowledge of what ac
tion, if any, they inteud taking. I pre
sume our people would be willing to meet
any reasonable proposition tending to
ward arbitration as a means of solving
the difficulty, but I am not aware tuat this
is the motive of ! lie committee."
lie said that the stand of the Union as
explained to the committee was substan
tially the same ns has been heretofore
published, with the exception of a few
minute details acted upon in a secret ses
sion at a recent meeting in Oakland, the
facts of which he refused to make known.
George Walton was equally non-com
iii 1 Lai, and although it was quite evident
from his remarks that he knew v\ hat action
was to be taken by the committee, he posi
tively refused to reveal even the slighest
inlormation touching on the matter.
MAILS ARE MOVING.
They Are Going Up and Down the
Coast by Steamers.
The railway mail service is getting its
affairs in some kind of order again after
the chaos of last week caused by the rail
Mails are coming in and going out by
steamer to various coast points now, and
it is expected that it will not be long be
fore the mail trains will bf? in operation.
Ye-terday a very heavy mall was sent
•lorth on the steamer Umatilla. It in
cluded registered as well as the ordinary
mail for places In Washington, Idaho and
the Eastern States. Among the mail niat
tei was that for the East nnd England
which arrived on the steamer Monowai.
Arrangements have been made to send
mails to Santa Cruz »nd Monterey coun
ties by steamer daily at 4 I*, m. ; also to
Alviso, San Jose, Agnews and principal
points in Santa Clara and San Bonita
counties by the steamer Grace Barton
daily at 11 A. M.
Mails for Trinity, Del Xorte and west
ern SUkiyou counties will be gent via
Areata, Mendocino County.
The first mail from the East, via the
Great Northern road and Seattle, left St
Paul last Friday night, and will be due
here on the 15th by the steamer Walla
The mails by the Eureka, from Los
Angeles and Southern California arrived
yesterday, and regular service will bo con
tinued by the Pacific Coast Steamship
Mails are due here from Oregon and
Washington by the steamers State of Cali
fornia and Puebla.
Several days' delayed malls from the
Kmt, were expected to arrive at Los
Angeles by the Santa Fe road last night.
They will be rushed through to this city
with nil possible dispatch.
A dispatch was received by Superintend
ent Flint yesterday sayiug that all trains
were running out of Ogden, except on the
Southern Pacific and Butte (Mont.) trains.
Only once since the second of July has
mail been received from point* in the
Willamette Valley. The steamer Homer
of the San Francisco and Yaquina Bay
line brought down a lot delivered at Ya
qulna by the Oregon Pacific Railroad,
which connects with the steamer line at
that point. The steamboat company offered
to carry the mails to Portland and way
ports at the Government's own price, and
would guarantee to land the mails lv Port,
land inside of fifty-four hours, but at the
hour of sailing no answer had been re
ceived from the postal authorities. Wells
Fargo & Co., however, improved the op
portunity, and shipped a large quantity of
mail and express mutter. The Oregon
Pacific is the only railroad in Oregan not
affected by the present labor trouble, and
is running regular trains over Its entire
system, thus giving San Francisco the
only direct communication with Willam
ette Valley points.
The itumer sailed on her return trip last
evening at 7 o'clock, carrying a full line of
freight and passengers.
THE FRUIT MARKET.
Prices About the Same as Last
The local fruit market still remains in
about the same condition as it was during
the latter part of last week. Yesterday's
supply, though not as large as that of
either Friday or Saturday, exceeded the
demand, and rather than have the prices
fall to a still lower basis, the surplus was
thrown into the bay.
Jack3on-street wharf, where the bulk of
the fruit received from around tin bay and
along the Sacramento River, was piled
high with boxes and baskets of orchard
products all day yesterday. Schooners
were constantly arriving; and discharging
heir cargoes, and by noon there was j
hardly room for an ordinary vehicle to
pass along the aisles. During the after
noon ti;e obstructions were gradually re
moved until but little remained to be fed
to the fishes.
The regular steamers from Sacrsmento,
Stockton, Napa, Petaluma and Vallejo are
for tbe present carrying little else but
fruit, and it is said that they are quite
inadequate to transport tbe amount which
the pressing need of the grower demands.
Of course steamer transportation i* much
speedier than by schooner, and those who
resort to the latter are the ones who suffer
THE MEAT MARKET.
Possibility of a Famine in the Near
The local wholesale butchers are looking
forward to a meat famine which will be
unprecedented in this city, unless tbe
pending difficulties arrives at a speedy
At any rate tbe prices are beginning to
advance, and judging from present iudi
cations, they will increase at a rapid pace.
There is sufficient stock' at the yards to
supply the markets until the end of this
week, although many of the dealers are
searching through the immediate interior
for caule, for which they are paying fabu
lous prices, the owners bavins evidently
taken advantage of tbe unfortunate con
dition of affairs. The shortage will be
felt principally in the beef market.
Eggs are reported to have gone up 10
cents a dozen, wilh a possible increase to
day, while bams have gone up 5 cents a
THE SAN JOSE STAGE.
Its Revival Has Been of but Brief
The San Jose stage, which has for sev
eral days done a lively busines°, will prob
ably drop«out of existence to-day, provided
the predictions of the Southern Pacific
officials that tbe road will be opened for
business should be verified.
The stage has met with a very good pat
ronage, notwithstanding the discomfort
which usually follows temporary expe
dients of that character— a tendency to
pack the passengers like sardines in a box.
Every evening the arrival of tbe stage
has attracted quite a crowd in the court of
the Palace Hotel, where passengers were
discharged. The spectacle of a stagecoach,
with four horses attached, is a novel fea
ture to many Californians in these days,
although but a few years have elapsed
since it was tbe only means of conveyance
to many points In the interior.
Between this city and San Jose there
have Deen several short stage lines estab
lished, two of them running from the ter
minus of the electricilne.
A. R. U.~SOCIAL.
The Members Hold High Carnival in
The American Railway Union held high
carnival at tbeir ball in West Oakland last
night. The occasion was what they called
an "open meeting." Everybody was in
vited, and before the first number was an
nounced the room was crowded to its
The talent was all taken from the ranks
of the local lodge of the American Kailway
Union. Every one did his work and the sev
eral officers were enthusiHstically encored.
Half of the audience were ladies. The
room was beautifully decorated witn flow
er?, fl -'gs and Chinese lantern 3. C. C. Car
The programme was as follows: Re
marks by El Joost; remarks by Mrs.
Drake, president of the Ladies' Co-opera
tive Society; remarks by Mis. Loomis;
remarks by Mrs. Young; remarks by
Charles Hall, chairman of strike commit
tee; remarks by M. A. Roberts; song with
local hits by T. Gilmartin; duet by J. E.
O'Brien, editor of the Railroadmen's Ad
vocate, and M. Cronin; song by N. flal
pin, the fireman who distinguished him
self early in the strike: song, "The Right
ft is Supreme," written for and dedicated
to the local lodge, No. 310, A. R. U. ; an
original poem by Mrs Drake.
Atter the performance was concluded
the audieuce retired and the lodge went
into executive session. The engineer?
held a mpeting yesterday afternoon and
rt»iler;Ued their determination to abide by |
thell previous position and not go out with
Strikers Cut the Wires to Scare a
Early in the afternoou smoke rising
straight in the air in the direction of tbe
East Oakland yards set the strikers all
agog. They immediately dropped to the
conclusion that the Southern Pacific Com
pany was netting another engine hot, and
a delegation wa9 at once sent out. After
a wild chase they discovered that one of
the oldest inhabitants was burning a lot of
leaves and other rubbish. The scare sub
sided In an hour or so.
The family of Yardmaster Dillon, who
live at 1708 Fourteenth street, Oakland,
was awakened at an early hour yesterday
morning by a sharp rap on the side of the
house. Visions of an attack by strikers
immediately occurred to Mrs. Dillon, and
she nervously awaitud the next 6ound. It
never came, and, nfter hours of sleepless
ness, she discovered, when daylight ar
rived, that the telephone wire had been
cut and that its snapping on the bouse had
probably caused the noise.
Captain Cummings, chief of the deputy
marshals at the mole, received orders yes.
terday morning from the Marshal's office
to keep himself in readiness for immediate
service. There are twelve deputies at tbe
mole, whose duiy is to guard the mail and
accompany it on the road. The men are
hcnrtily glad of the prospective change
from the dull monotony of the last few
days. Before any mail train can go out a
wrecking train will have to be sent ahead
to clear the main tracks.
WITH THE A. R. U.
Money and Moral Support by Print
ers and Brewers.
At a well-attended meeting of the Snn
Francisco Typographical Jnion No. 21,
held Sunday afternoon, the following pre
amble and resolutions in support of the A.
R. U. in their strike were passed:
Whereas, The long-standing controversy
between monopolized capital aud oiganlzed
labor lias been brought to a crisis by the pend
ing boycott by the American Eallway Union of
tlii- cars of the I'ullman Palace Car Company,
paiaiyziuK as it does the commerce ot the en
tire country as completely as would a stale of
actual civil war; aud whereas, the great <u>r
poratlous whicb nave loug exercised a danger
ous and t-ver-lnoreaslDg political power, h ye
la tbeir present strugitle been re-enforced by the
lull force of the Federal Government, under an
iuterpretatlon of tbe law by the Altorney-GeD
eral ot the Uuited States so grossly forced aud
unfair ihat It would be ridiculous were It uot
devilish; and wherea?. these facts, and tbe em
ployment of United States troops to overawe
tbe people of our great cities at the behest and
Io the service of railroad managers. In deUaucg
of law and conatliutlou aud the protest of the
Governor ol a sovereign State, should bring
tbe questiOD home to every thoughtful citizen:
Is our country to remain a democracy, or ehail
It become in uame and fact a plutocracy, with
tbe lives, liberty aod property of tbe people at
tlie mercy of tbe grasplne millionaires of the
nuntlDgton, Carnegie and Pullman kind? Tbe
Issue is in the present contest plainly drawn;
therefore be It
Resolved, By San Francisco Typographical
Union, that in the existing conflict, to whatever j
length It may go, we are wltli democracy and
the American Railway Union, heart and soul.
and pledge to thai organization our support to
the utmost extent of our power.
Resolved. That we particularly condemn the
action of the Southern Pacific Company in this
State, and commend our National Guard, which
has refused to allow itsell to be used as an in
strument of oppression in the hand of tuts
greedy taskmaster of the people by shooting
down the citizens of the State at Its behest.
Resolved, That a committee be appointed to
confer with the Oakland and San Francisco
branches of the American Railway Union and
co-operate wuli them in whatever measures
may be necessary for the maintenance of our
The following resolutions, introduced
separately, were also adopted, besides one
appropriating SIOO In aid of the strikers:
Resolved, That this union takes exception to
the definition of the word "scab" as <!etiued by
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers,
and considers it a move to create an excuse to
shield them from the responsibility of taking
an active part in support of the American
Resolved, Tnat the delegates to the Labor
Council be directed to inaugurate a universal
petition by the labor unions In the various con
gressional districts to their representatives In
Congress to take action necessary to secure the
Government ownership of railroads and tele
Resolutions were also passed similar in
tone by the Brewers' Union. Money was
appropriated for a relief fund and the
declaration made that they would stand
by the A. R. U. through every emergency.
That Big Benefit.
The programme of the Railway Union
benefit to be given at the Tabernacle to
night will consist of the following twenty
Orchestra. "Norma" Bellini
Ten minutes' explication of the causa of the
strlk T. J. Roberta, President A. R. U.
Piano Solo '. Miss <; eor.7ia.nl
"The i ramp's Storry" Ward 1.. Peltou
Vocal .Solo, "Wheu the Flowing Tide Comes
In" Mm. W. A. Clifford
Original Character Sketches, "Ah Slglg's Re
view of Lbs Present situation".. V. Uayetty
Song, "Let me Like a Soldier Fall" William Oake*
Recitation, "Christmas Day In the Workh use"
Mrs. /cn on! a Gray men den
Song, original J. M. Halpln
swinging Acme Club Swingers
Spectacles Al i Rosborough
Song Miss Mable Martin
Orchestra, "Orpheus" Offenbach
1 no. -'Keller's National Hymn" S. I. M. Trio
Mrs. isiake AlTtrson, Miss Ida Hussey, Miss
Dozing .By four Acme members
Chinese Impersonation Jam eg Cook
Cornet Solo Miss Pearl Noble
Duet, "See the rale Moon"
Mi si It! a Hussey and Miss susle Culver j
Delsarte exhibition Cam True Board mail I
Recitation. "Claudius and Cynthia" Mable i.ussey j
Song, '-Selecte'l" Mrs. Blake Alver-tou I
Son?, "God Help the Poor Man" V. 11. Drakesmau
Bugle Call ' S. 1. M. Trio
Comic Song James Walse
Recitation John E. O'Brien
Nationals in Oakland.
Acting Mayor Dow called at the armory
yesterday where the State militia is con
gregated and bad a short consultation with :
Colonel Fairbanks. When asked as to his
errand Mayor Dow said that matters were
growing a little serious and he wanted to
see how many men could be mustered at j
short notice. lie was informed that 280
men could be got together any moment.
Ready for Regulars.
At a late hour word was received from '
Oakland that the steamer Alameda had
been sent after the regulars. The Pull
man car Moeorito had been put in readi
ness as sleeping quarters for the army
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DAY.
An Important Bill Passed by the
Washington, July ,9.— This was Dis
trict of Columbia day in the House, and a
bill to provide an immediate revision and
equalization of real estate values in the
district was taken up for consideration,
Most of the afternoon was spent on this
bill, and it was finally passed.
The remainder of the day was devoted
to a street-railroad bill, which was not dis
posed of at 4:55 p. m., when the House
NOMINATIONS BY CLEVELAND. I
James McGuire to Be Surveyor of !
New York Port.
Washington, July 9.— The President
has made the following nominations: Post
masters — Cult W. Miiler, Tempe, Ariz. ;i
John S. Mitchell, Newcastle. Cal. With- I
drawn— Samuel T. Owings, Postmaster at
Xapoleon B. Laughlin, to be Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court of New Mex
ico; William 11. Kicg, to be Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court of Utah.
James McGuire of Syracuse, to be Sur
veyor of the Port of N^w York.
ONE PARTNER KILLED.
Desperate Fight Between merchants
in Their Store.
I'abis. Tex., July 9.— Braden, a promi
nent citizen of this city, was shot and
killed last night by William Carter, his
partner. No one witnessed the killing.
They were together in the rear of their
store. Three shots were heard. Carter
surrendered and was bailed. lie said that
he tried to have a peaceable settlement.
A desperate struggle had evidently taken
place, as Braden's left band was badly
powder-burned. He was shot through the
neck, heart and stomach.
HEALTH OF THE POPE.
Alarming: Reports Seem to Be Utterly
Vienna, July 9. — The Roman Catholic
hierarchy of Austria and Hungary have
received no.ice from Rome that the physi
cal condition of the Pope of Rome is
alarming, and tbe Cardinals have been
warned to be in readiness to assemble at j
the Vatican at a moment's notice.
Rome, July 9.— ln spite of tbe extreme I
heat the Pope maintains his strength and ;
keeps in good health.
BOMBS IN BOHEMIA. |
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Attempts to Wreck Buildings at i
Prague, Bohemia, July 9.— A bomb j
was exploded last evening at Pilsen, in I
front of a building occupied by the Ger
man Atheletio Association and the Ger
man Traders' Club. Two officers wer*
slightly injured. One civilian was seri
ously wounded. All the windows of the
building and those of the nouses near it
were shattered. Attempts were maiie at
the same hour to explode bombs before
the District C urt and thfl Police Court.
GENERAL McCAULEY DEAD.
He Will Be Buried With Military
Indianapolis, July 9. — Word has
reached hereof the death of General Daniel
McCaul«y, at Managua, Nicaragua. Gen
eral McCauley was agent of the canal
company, and died on Friday. President
laya has directed that he be buried with
General McCauley was an Indiana man,
and was at one time Mayor of Indianapolis.
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Guests Barely Escape.
Lake Gkneva, Wls., July a— The Hotei
Whiting, one of tbe largest on the lake
shore, burned (his morning. The guests
barely escaped with their lives. Lost
Urgent Calls Come From
VERY SERIOUS SITUATION.
But the Miners Seem to Have
Quieted at Wallace.
THE TOWN GUARDED BY MILITIA.
An Inquest in the Case of Kneebone,
Who Was Murdered by
Washington, July 9. — Early in tin
evening Senators Dv Hois and bhoup, of
Idaho, again called on the .President about
tfce troubles at Wallace. Several tele
grams bave been received by tie Senators
from the United States Judge and others
emphasizing the seriousness of the situa
tion and reiterating the requisition for
troops. The Governor also telegraphed to
the President during the afternoon.
As yet no action has been taken toward
sending troops to Wallace, the fact that
there has been no violations of the United
Slat ■ s laws standing in the way of such
action until the Governor signifies he is un
able with the State forces at his command
to quell the disorder. This the Governor
has not done, although he has signified his
desire for Federal assistance.
Wallace, Idaho, July 9.— The town is
being guarded by the local company of the
National Guard. Deputy Sheriffs and
special policemen. William Murphy is the
latest man ordered to leave the country,
lie walked down to Osborne yesterday
afternoon and took a train for Spokane this
morning. He wrs given until midnight to
leave, but was not anxious to crowd it.
The men who ordered John Davis out
Friday were arrested last night and
charged with disturbing the peace.
The trouble is an outbreak of union men
against the retention ol men who were
blacklisted during tbe troubles two years
ago. Kneebone was shot by masked men,
and several mining men were ordered from
the State under penalties of death. Every
mine except two have closed down.
Tbe pacific attitude of the miners in the
Coeur d'Alenes to-day Is no doubt due to
the expectation that the United States
troops will be ordered here.
The inquest on the body of John Knee
bone, who was assassinated July '•>, was
concluded to-aay. Jione of his slayers
j were identified and nothing of further In
! terest developed.
The union miners are making prepara
| tions lor a grand celebration on July 11. it
! being the anniversary oi the death of three
: union men who were killed in the riots
i two years ago.
Spokane, Wash., July 9.— ln Coeur
d'Alene the situation remains quiet, Hie
lawless element fearing the arrival of
United States troops. Superintendent
Neill of the Gem mine arrived here to-day
I with his family. lie was one of the citi
| zens kidnaped at the time Kneebone was
Boisk, Idaho, July 9.— Governor Mc
j Counell has received word that the Gov
| eminent will send troops into the Cu?ur
d'Alenes pending an investigation. He
has ordered all tbe militia companies to
hold themselves in readiness to march.
The three robbers who held up the Da
Lamar 6tage Saturday were captured by
the Sheriff near Frohroan's Ferry.
! Several Bills Are Also Passed in the
Washington*, July After the trans
i action of some business of minor import
ance the Senate took up the appropriation
bill. White or. California called attention
to the action of the committee in striking
out the appropriation of £50,000 for a steam
tun for the Mare Island Navy-yard and
had read a letter from tbe Secretary of the
Navy indorsing the necessity for tbe tug.
The appropriation was allowed to stand.
Allen offered an amendment, which was
agieed to, providing all appointees as
naval cadets shall have been actual resi
dents of the district from which they are
appointed for two years prior to their ap
pointment. The bill as amended was
The Senate passed the House bill to
amend the law relative to mining claims.
It provides for the temporary suspension
of the requirement that a certain sum of
money shall be expended each year on
miuing claims until a patent shall have
BlacKburn announced the death of Rep
resentative Marcus C. Lisle of Kentucky
last Saturday, and after the adopt, of
the customary resolutions the Senate at
4:35 p. M. adjourned.
TREASURY BALANCE INCREASING
Greater Gold Reserve in the National
Washington, July 9.— The net cash
balance in the treasury at tbe close of
business to-day was 8121,503,222. ot uiilch
£64,241,40(5 was gold reserve. This is an
increase in tne cash balance since June 25
of nearly £7,500,000 and an increase in the
gold reserve since June 25 of nearly S-,
Tue treasury officials are greatly en
couraged at the seeming cessation of tbe
gold export movement, and the great in
crease in revenue receipts, and are very
coufideni these conditions, added to the
early passage ol the new tariff bill, will
result lv a large increase of the cash bal
ance and the gold reserve.
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