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.of the Federation men at this time and
That he looks upon the existing situation
:.,. critical. He has invited the heads of
the other labor organizations to meet him
'fier eat that time, and the belief is that he
..WiU strenuously advocate measures to
bring the trouble to an end.
; . __ new feature was injected into the situ
" ation t<i-day when it was announced by
acme of the labor leaders that they were
irendy to go before the Federal Grand Jury
wltii proofs thai the general managers of
the railroads had conspired to delay mail
trains as part of their fight against the
■ Americ.tn Railway Uuion and as__ that
■body to indict them.
judge Grosscup said, when questioned
on t!,e subject: "I have no doubt that
when the (.rand Jury --hall have finished
tiie. peculiar matter it is now investigating
p.. will turn its attention to others who
•may have violated the law. It will widen
..the ope of its inquiry so as to include all
persons who may have interfered with or
: Obstructed interstate ci mn.erce or the
.United States mails in any way or by any
• "Will you give the Grand Jury addi
■'tional instructions on that point?"
•' *T cannot discuss that pont now. I will
"do whatever is necessary to enable the
Grand Jury to do its full duty."
P' The Grand Jury will work for the cor
porations," said a labor leader to-day.
'"Most of them are remarkably friendly to
■the corporations and opposed to the men."
KNIGHTS DID NOT GO OUT.
Sovereign Says Now That He Will
Chicago, July 11.— Throughout the city
this morning there was little evidence of
. the Dusiuess paralysis confidently pre
: dieted by tbe labor leaders. Every street
. -cp-r line was running, the elevated roads
-carried the usual number of trains and the
' early moruiug crowds of workingmen were
on their way to the shops. The seamen.
■cii.,ar-maker.s and carpenters were the only
''Unions which signilie.i an intention. of !
.stopping work. Tne men on West Side
■ street nnd cable-car lines decided not to
:•' R. R. Youngson, assistant to Chief
•Arthur of the Brotherhood of Engineers,
held a conference to-day with President
Thomas of the Chicago and the Western
Indiana Belt-live road to make arrange
ments for the running of trains. The
engineers and firemen oi the belt line are
-'loyal to the company.
The president of the Teamsters' Union
cla. mcd this morning that 1500 teamsters
had gone on a strike, but the wholesale
stores reported teaming going on as usual.
The president of the Building Trades'
: . Council says its 26,000 members will quit
work before Saturday night.
'The Seamen's Union claims a member
:. ship of 10,000, who have been ordered to
■strike. At noon none had struck. The
German Bakers' Union No. 2, having 800
..members hi fifty West side bakes
decided -day to go out.
Alter an exhaustive investigation cover
" in.: practically every field of labor the
Evening Post finds that 1700 cigar-makers
.liave struck and 800 German bakers go out
.to-night, and all otner lines of industry
going in as usual. Reports from all the
■ principal cities are to the effect that the
..'Knights of Labor did not strike anywhere
■in response to Sivereigu's request. There
. can'- be no strike without the consent of
•.local assemblies, ar.d they have not yet
had an opportunity to consider the matter.
: '-.king of the situation Mayor Hop
kins.this afternoon said: "We have af
: fairs well in hand. We have riot, disorder
and . lawlessness stamped our. The rail*
.roads ■ are running and peace and good
order prevails. With regard to tho al
leged general strike I have heard nothing
of it, and so far as I know there has not
-been any strike among the allied labor
Mr. Sovereign to-day could give no defi
nite information as to the progress of the
strike; he bad seen nothing to discourage
. him. "It caunot be expected," he said,
■ "that 1,000,000 men in all parts of the coun
try are going to drop their tools at the
. drop of the hat. There is no hair-trigger
■mechanism about our organization. Ac
tion is taken with deliberation, and this
: -case is no exception to the rule.
'. "There is nothing mandatary in our
order. No power is vested in any officer
.'or set of officers to arbitrarily command the
.Knights. to strike. That is not the way
.'■■■ we do business. But any one who under
, stands the inside workings of the order
' and knows the obligation the members
take will realize that the appeal has force.
. ■Subordinate assemblies of Knights will
take their time, and there can be no doubt
.as to- what action will be reached by the
• end of the week. One million workmen
..will lay down their tools and quit work
. pending the settlement of this question."
President Debs said to-day he had issued
no further orders and expected to issue
• none.: "The matter is entirely out ot my
; .hands, now," he said, "and I havo noth-.
'.• ing more to say. The leaders in the labor
organizations have ordered a strike, not at
-.mv request, and they are handling the
affair. '! hat the general strike will be
.■successful, I have no doubt. It makes no
■ if the railroads can run trains,
" . for they will have.no freight to carry with
. the general tie-up of business in effect."
. The Brewers' Association held an im
portant meeting last night. Their em
ployers, with whom they are not on parti
-■'Cularly good terms, told them the condi
tion of affairs as they existed. The men
frankly declared that they did not want to
strike, but if others went out they would
.be compelled to. As a result it was de
cided, to close up the breweries, but to
keep the men on the payrolls. Each brew
ery has stored iv its vaults about enough
of their amber fluid to keep saloons going
fer some weeks.
People are looking forward with very
-great interest to the meeting of the labor
leaders to be held here to-morrow at the
request of Samuel Gompers, president of
The situation at Pullman to-day was
practically what it has been for several
■ days, one of waiting.- The population is
nervous and apprehensive. Twelve hun
dred soldiers are expected to be on duty
, to-night, President Wickes said to
day when advised of tlm rumor that the
former employes of the Pullman Company
desired to return to work that it was news
to him, but that the company would con
. sider any applications on their merits. No
applications from other than employes had
; yc-t been received.
It is reported that when the Federal
.Grand Jury concludes its investigation of
...the A. R. U. it will begin an inquiry into
tbe policy and methods of the General Man
agers' Association. Among the leaders of
the workingmen the charge has been made
-openly and repeatedly that the obstruction
.of the United States mails and the inter
ruption of interstate commerce was due
quite as much to the general managers as
to the A. E. U. It has been alleged that
the managers agreed that no trains should
be run on any of the roads until all had
.gained their points in dispute with tlie
men. This was done, it is charged, to hold
.back such companies as showed an incli
nation to treat with employes and bring
about a resumption of traffic on their
lines. It is asserted by the men that they
can prove tbat telegrams were sent out
from tbe General Managers' Association
ordering certain lines to send out no trains
till a designated scheme had been accom
plished. All this, the men insist, is as
clear a case of conspiracy on the part of
the general managers as the acts of Debs
and his associates. Judge Grosscup and
Milchrist have said that justice will be
meted out impartially to all violators of
the Federal statutes.
No more men will be brought to Chicago
by the General Managers' Association to
take the places of strikers. General Man
ager Egan said to-day; "Early last week
he General Managers' Association en
gaged 2500 competent men ie all depart
ments of railroading, and has distributed
them among the various roads. In addi
tion to this the roads havo themselves en
gaged many and brought them here direct
from the East. Fully 3000 men have taken
the places of railroad strikers in Chicago.
There are still plenty of applicants for
work, and the roads have no difficulty in
supplying all the vacancies caused by the
Under heavy military guard what has
been known as the "hoodoo" traiu about
the stockyards since the strike began was
successfully moved to-day. It was a train
of thirty cars loaded with cattle. Six cars
of stock )rere billed to Hammond and
twenty-four to New York. This is the
fourth time the train has boen loaded with
these cattle since the strike begau, aud it
is the same train that was taken out by the
United States troops as far as the Fort
Wayne tracks last Thursday and then had
to dime back because of obstructions.
The military forces guarding the Govern
ment buildings were strengthened to-day.
A Hotchkiss field-gun, its muzzle pierced by
eight small bores, was trained to com
mand the approaches.
At labor headquarters to-night it was
announced that the following unions had
struck: Painters 40001, machine-workers
500, planing-mill 800, silver-gilders 340,
carriage and wagon makers 700. It is ex
j pected that 1000 molders will strike in the
The Plumbers' Union to-day decided not
to strike. It has 7000 members.
His Order Amounts to Little More
Than a Request.
New York. July 11.— The order of Gen
eral Master Workman Sovereign calling
out all the Knights of Labor in the United
States to strengthen the demands of the
American Railway Union has met wit;
anything but an enthusiastic reception in
the city of Brooklyn, ln this city the
element which controls District Assembly
94 will respond, it is said, with alacrity to
the call, and several of the trades will go
out if necessary, although they all fear
that it will have little influence on the re
in Brooklyn, however, the men generally
are not well pleased, ami Master Workman
Reilly of District Assembly No. 122, which
includes all the railroad men in tliat city,
says emphatically: "It will no! bo obeyed.
I must say that tbo movement is ill
advised. They are not fighting employers
now, but the Government, and in such a
struggle we have no part. But even if
that element had not appeared in the
strike, matters are so bad here that it
would be the height of folly to take such a
step. There are live men out of work here
now ready to take the place of any man
who leaves his work, so nothing can be
accomplished by a sympathetic strike in
The Evening World says there is little
doubt that 8000 Knights of Labor in this
city, under the jurisdiction of District As
sembly No. 4!', will go out as soon as aetf n
is taken on the order of Sovereign. There
will be upward of 40.000 Knights, in addi
tion, who may also be induced to go out.
Brooklyn, N. V., July 11.— The dele
gates of District Assembly No. 75, Knights
of Labor, having a membership of 11.000
railroad employes, adopted a resolution
expressing sympathy with the|Cbicago
strikers nnd offering help. Secretaiy Don
ovan Slid this was much better than an
order for a sympathetic strike.
The executive board of District Assem
bly No. 288, K. of L., met in secret session
this evening. District Master Workman
O'Reilly at the close of the meeting said
that no definite action bad been taken. It
was decided to call a meeting of tho execu
tive officers of the several local lodges of
the district for Friday to take final action.
A stiike will probably be ordered if a
majority are in favor ot it.
Denver. Colo., July 11.— J. N. Corbin,
district secretary of the Knights of Labor,
said to-day concerning Sovereign's ad
dress: "Tbe so-called 'order' is merely a
request and will have no effect in the
West. It seemed to have been written
under the influence of the labor atmos
phere at Chicago. For the West to strike
would not aid the issue, but would Injure
labor by affecting the position that has
obtained after years of effort. Labor ad
vances by evolutionary, not by revolution
ary moves ; by intellectual, not by physical
force. Tbe true leader of labor now is
tbe one who seeks to keep reason en
throned—to set the masses thinking, not to
striking. A social storm is on in the
country. The true labor captain will try
to steer his ship through it with the least
damage. The Knights of Labor in the
West will be influenced by nothing else.
The wisdom of their course will be seen
when the storm is over. Let labor every
where look and think before it jumps."
Cleveland, July 11.— A telegram lias
been received at the headquarters of the
Knights of Labor from General .Master
Workman Sovereign. "Do not strike;
see press reports." The knights did not
strike. The members refuse to discuss
Chicago. July 11.— story from
Cleveland that General Master Workman
Sovereign had ordered the knights of La
bor not to strike is emphatically denied by
the labor leaders. "That telegram was a
forgery," said Secretary Simpson, "and
Sovereign has already forwarded a denial."
Yov-NGstown, Ohio, July 11.— All men
employed by the Youugstown car
lines struck at midnight on account of ob
jectionable rules. They also want a re
adjustment of wages. The strike causes
Siocx City lowa, July Sovereign's
order, calling out the Knights of Labor,
had no effect here.
Nashville, Term., July 11— The local
assembly of Knights of Labor met to-night
and adopted resolutions expressing sym
pathy with the railway strikers and
premising to render assistance, but refused
to go out.
Elwood, Ind., July 11.— All the iron
work employes struck this morning. They
claim they have not been paid for several
weeks. The managers threaten to bring
in foreigners to fill the strikers' places.
Providence, R. 1,. July 11.— The Rhode
Island Knights of Labor with take no no
tice of Sovereign's order.
Jacksonville, Fla., July 11.—Sover
eign's strike order fell flat in Florida.
Montgomery, Ala., July There
were no strikes here to-day.
HAS NO BACKBONE.
So Far as Chicago Is Concerned the
Strike Is Over.
Chicago, July 11.— The great railroad
strike is practically at an end in Chicago.
THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, JULY la, 1894.
Trains on all the roads are moving, passen
ger trains are almost without exception on
time and freight traffic is rapidly becoming
"The backbone of the strike is not only
broken," said Manager Eagan of the Gen
eral Managers' Association, "but the back
bone has entirely disappeared. The block
ade is raised and it will require but a short
time to get business back into its usual
The Chicago and Grand Trunk passen
ger service is regular, and freight and
suburban service was resumed to-day.
The Wabash ran local freights and _ art of
its suburban trains in addition to through
passenger service, and the Michigan Cen
tral moved a mass of merchandise which
had accumulated at Michigan City and re
ported both freight and passenger trains
running on time.
The Chicago find Northern Pacific an
nounced that all day light trains were run
ning regularly although night service has
not been resumed.
The Santa Fe run trains regularly iv and
out of Chicago and the Erie resumed
freight traffic, and passenger and express
trains are running on time.
The Chicago and Alton reported all
trains on the entire road running without
interruption. The Chicago and Eastern
Illinois experienced no trouble with the
exception of a demonstrative crowd at
The Illinois Central road had 190 loads
of in-bound freight to-day and its pas
senger service was regular.
The Chicago, Burlington and Qulncy
handled several freight and stock irains
to-day and its passenger and suburban
trains were all on time.
On tbe Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and
Chicago all passenger trains ran regularly
and freight trains were moved more
The Pan Handle moved freights freely
and reported passengers uninterrupted,
and the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul
handled the regular number of freight,
passenger and suburban trains.
The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern
announced that owing to the Toledo strike
it hud suspended the reception from West
ern connections of perishable freight and
IT BREAKS EVERYWHERE.
Most of the Eastern Roads Running
St. Louis, Jnly 11.— The railroad situa
tion shows a decided improvement. The
Big Four is having the most serious trou
ble, owing tn the lack of firemen. Other
roads are handling all the freight offered.
Detroit, Minn., July 11.— The Tenny
Bridge, two miles west of Glydon on the
Northern Pacific, was burned about 3 A. m.
The bridge bad been fired in th:ee places.
Cut for the timely discovery by a farmer
a train with a large number of passengers
would have been wrecked.
Massillon, 0., July 11.— The Wheeling
and Lake Erie tie-up was made complete this
morning by tbe withdrawal of all the
brotherhood men, who were unable to con
tinue work without a full complement for
each train crew. Only mail trains are run
Minneapolis, July 11.— Forty switch
men o: the Soo road, in this city, struck
this morning because tbey were required
to switch cars frcm the boycotted roads.
Cleveland, July 11. — The employes
on the Erie Railroad here have decided to
go back to work. All the trains started
as usual this morning. The strike on the
Big Four is also practically at an end. By
night it is thought that every road leading
iuto the city will have resumed with full
St. Joseph, Mo.. July 11.— Leading
members of 'he A. K. U. in this city have
been .served with an order by United
States Marshal Shelby restraining them
from iv any way interfering with or ob
structing the business of any of the lines
of railway entering St. Joseph. The order
was entered upon application of the rail
way companies before Judge Phillips of
Kansas Cily. The defendants are sum
moned to appear for examination at Kansas
City on tne first Monday in AugusJ.
Denver, July 11.— The Federal Grand
Jury met this afternoon. Judge Hallett,
after calling their attention to the Ameri
can Railway Union strike and instructing
them as to their duties in the matter, said :
"1 think the principle upon which this
strike has been carried out is beyond all
reason. It is remarkable that the wisest
statemen could have predicted these con
ditions a hundred years ago. It cannot be
said that because these unions have a
noble purpose tli?y have a right to ovei
ride the laws of this country and put to
inconvenience the whole country."
The jury will investigate the cases where
strikers interfered with the operation of
lines in the hands of receivers, as in Trini
dad and Pueblo.
Before Judge Hallett to-day C. J. Ilusb,
one of the Santa Fe strikers at La Junta,
was sentenced to forty days in the County
Jail, the Judge beine clearly convinced of
the guilt of the prisoner in showing con
tempt for his order. The trial of twenty
five men who disarmed deputies at Trini
dad was begun this afternoon.
Memphis, Tens., July 11.— Upon the
advice of Debs the strikers at Little Rock
struck again to-day.
El Paso, Tex., July 11.— The strike
situation has changed, in that the South
ern Pacific ran a train west this evening,
the first in ten days. Fireman Hopkins
refused to work as the »in contained a
Pullman car, but was notified by Chief
Sargent to go ahead as his order had not
DEBS' PRIVATE PAPERS.
Ordered Returned to Him at Once by
Chicago, July 11.— Judge Grosscup sent
for Debs and District Attorney Milchrist
to-day. "Mr. Debs," said the Judge,
•'stands accused iv this court of a grave
crime, but he has all the rights of a pri
vate citizen. His private affairs are not
to be inquired into, and if you have in
your possession any private papers or let
ters, or other documents of that character,
it is your duty to return them."
Milchrist said the officers had taken pa
pers which they should not have seized.
This was due to tbe excitement of the mo
ment. The sealed letters had not been
Debs said he was satisfied with the state
ment of the District Attorney. "I desire
to thank the court," he said, "for the
kindness nnd consideration and protec
tion given me." He then accompanied
Milchrist to the latter's office, aDd the let
ters which were seized last night were
given to him. All tbe books of. tbe Rail
way Union [and the records, filling large
baskets, were kept for use by the Grand
The indictment against Debs and others
contain but one charge, that of Interfering
with the mails.
Washington, July 'Attorney-Gen
eral Olney to-day, alter reading the ac
count of the seizure of Debs' private
papers, as published in the morning pa
pers, expressed his regrets at the action of
the Government officials, aud at once sent
the following telegram to United States
Department of Justice, i
Washington, July 11. J
Edwin Walker, Chicago: The seizure of
Debs' papers is not according to law. and
should be publiclvdlsavowed and the papers at
once returned. It the seizure Is not strictly
and technically lawful the papers should be re
turned. The Government, in enforcing the
law, cannot afford to be itself lawless, uor even
if they be within its strict right should meas
ures b3 resorted to which are unusual and
come dangerously near invasion of personal
rights. Olney, Attorney-General.
It is assumed that this led to the action
taken whereby the papers were to-day
surrendered and the act of seizing them
Minneapolis, July 11.— W. W. Erwin,
the St. Paul attorney, has consented to act
a. counsel for Debs and his associates nud
will leave for Chicago this evening. 11. B.
Martin of Minneapolis says that R. G.
luger.oll may take a band in defending the
INDICTMENT OF DEBS.
Snecific Charge Made Against the
A. R. U. Leader.
Chicago, July 11.— The indictment upon
which Debs was arrested to-day states
lhat "Eugene V. Debs, George W. How
ard, L. W. Rogers, Sylvester Keliher and
James Merwin of the city of Chicago, un
lawfully did conspire, together with divers
other persons, to knowingly and willfully
obstruct and retard the passage of the
mails of the United States, and to effect
the object of said conspiracy, the said
James Merwin unlawfully did throw and
open a certain switch of the Chicago, Rock
Island and Pacific Railway." Switchman
Merwin was admitted to bail in £5000, but
was unable to find bondsmen.
In pursuit of their efforts to stamp out
anarchistic sentiments, or at least to pre
vent its growth to a dangerous stage, the
stockyards police last night, assisted by
a compauy of militia, descended upon a
meeting of Poles and Bohemians in a hall
at Forty-eighth street and Center avenue
and the audience of 500 was dispersed
without trouble. The utterances of the
speakers were of a decidedly incendiary
nature, aud when the audience was forced
to leave the hall there were many half
suppressed expressions of hatred for the
police heard. No arrests were made.
Active business was resumed at the
stockyards to-day. Fifty-nine cars of
cattle were brought in.
J. A. Postlegate of Company E, First
Regiment, I. N. G., was instantly killed
last night on the Illiuois Central tracks
while doing guard duty. He was struck
by the engine and his body was terribly
A mob burned four frelghtcars belong
ing to the Burlington road near Jackson
Hammond, md., July ii. — A report
from Whiting states that two United
States Deputy Marshals were killed this
evening and a number wounded In a fight
with rioters. Adjutant- General Robins
Immediately detailed three companies of
the State militia, under command of
Colonel A. F. Lee, to the scene, and one
company to Ruby. Pilot Nicholas Kabl
and the crew of the tug Ktttie were fired
on by the militia at Blue Island this after
noon, but no one was injured. Two com
panies of regulars have been sent from
Chicago to re-enforce the militia. The
strikers at Whiting are determined and
well armed. This morning they captured
a tank cannon from the Standard Oil
Works, which is used for firing oil stills,
and it now stands ready for action. Be
sides this, numbers of rifles and 5000
rounds of ammunition have been supplied.
AFTER THE PRESIDENT.
Cleveland Knights of Labor Demand
Cleveland, July 11.— At a meeting of
local lodges of Knights of Labor held to
night the following resolutions were
unanimously adopted and telegraphed to
Whereas, The performance of Republican
institutions depend upon the law-abiding citi
zens of the community, and, whereas, the chief
executive of the nation is as much a subject of
law and is bound to obey it in the letter and
the subject as well as any citizen: and
Whereas, Grover Clevela_d, .'resident of the
United States, lias on more than one occasion
violated the law of the land, to wit: in refus
ing for the months ot July, August, September
and October, 1893, to purchase the amount of
silver bullion required by law; in refusing to
coin silver bullion as the law directs where
silver certificates were presented for redemp
tion, and more recently In sending troops ln
a State to quell riots without the request of the
State authorities and without lirst issuing the
proclamation required by law; and
Whereas, such an example of repeated and
wanton violation of law and of his oath of office
by the President of the United Stales must of
necessity provoke and serve as an excuse for
lawlessness among the people at large, there
fore be it
Resolved, That we demand the Impeachment
of Grover Cleveland, President of the United
States, for high crimes and misdemeanors, that
the majesty of the law may be vindicate d.
Labor Leaders Want Cleveland to
Enforce the Law.
Washington, July 11.— Messrs, Hayes,
Maguire and French, of the executive
board of the Knights of Labor, were at
the Capitol to-day, consulting with the
Populist members Fence of Colorado,
Davis of Kansas and others.
"The seat of war has been changed from
Chicago to Washington," said Mr. Hayes,
when asked if they intended going to
Chicago. "Instead of our going to Chicago
the probability is that tho leaders will be
called here to Washington, where they
are needed. Sovereign will probably re
main to be arrested. It will be for the
good of the cause to have him arrested and
kept in jail. We think Debs made a mis
take in getting bail. So long as cur lead
ers are behind the bars discussion will be
kept up by the people.
"The purpose of our presence here in
Washington is to bring all our forces and
influence to bear on the Government to
secure arbitration. We will ask the Ju
diciary Committee of the House to report
Senator George's bill for arbitration as
soon as possible. Under the terms of the
bill for arbitration of railway difficulties,
which was passed in 1888, President Cleve
land has the power to institute arbitration
proceedings. That law was largely the
work cf our organization. Here is the
section under which he can proceed:
"'And the President may, upon his own
motion, or upon the application of one of
the parlies, or upon the application of the
Executive of the State, tender the services
of such a commission.'"
TO IMPEACH OLNEY.
Strikers Show That They Can Strike
Philadelphia, July n.— a memorial
asking for the impeachment of Attorney-
General Olney has been prepared by the
executive board of the K. of L. for presen
tation to Congress. It will be circulated
all over the country for signatures. The
memorial declares that Richard Oluey has
been guilty of high crimes and misde
meanors, subjecting him to impeach
ment and removal from office. The al
leged crimes consist in his advice to the
President to introduce Federal troops into
Illinois and other States when they had
not been asked for by the State authori
ties, and in fact against the earnest protest
of certain Governors. As a result of this
advice,- it is charged tbat United States
soldiers have fired upon and killed citizens
of several States without lawful cause.
Mr. Olney ls charged with encouraging
the Pullman Company in the stand it has
taken against arbitration in disregard of
the sentiment expressed in the arbitration
act of 1883.
Chicago, July 11. -Sovereign was in
consultation to-day by the long-distance
telephone with General Secretary John
W. Hayes, T. P. Maguire and Charles A.
French, members of the executive commit
tee of the Kuights of Labor, who are in
Washington. Sovereign said: "Proceed
ings will be commenced to-day under the
direction of members of the executive
committee to impeach Attorney-General
Olney. We have tho best legal advice In
Washington and the petition against the
Attorney-General is ready for filing."
CONGRESS TAKES A HAND.
Move for a Committee to Investigate
the Labor Troubles.
Washington, July 11.— At 3 o'clock the
full Committee on Interstate Commerce
voted to report to the Ilouse the following
resolution of investigation:
Whereas, The constitution of the United
Stales gives to the Congress of the United States
alone the power to regulate commerce among
the several States; and whereas, said com
merce has been and Is now interfered with and
interrupted without the authority of Congress;
therefore he It
Resolved, That the Committee on Interstate
and Foreign Commerce be and is hereby
directed to investigate said interference and
inteiiiiptiontaiid the cause thereof, aud inquire
as to; what additional legislation, if any, is
accessary to prevent a recurrence thereof.
Said committee shall have the power to denote
a subcommittee from Its members to visit the
place? where such interferences and Interrup
tions have occurred, If in its judgment the same
be necessary. It may send for persons and
papers, examine witnesses under oath, employ
stenographers, sit during the recess of Con
gress, ana do all things necessary to ascertain
tne facts connected with this subject of inquiry.
lt shall report to the House at as early a day as
practicable the result of its investigations, and
shall make such recommendations as lc may
deem proper. Be it further
Resolved, That the expenses of such investi
gation be paid out of the contingent fund of the
Ilouse on the certificate of the chairman ot the
It was arranged with the Committee on
Rules that the resolution would he taken
up in the Ilouse on Saturday. Two mem
bers of the committee voted against the
motion to — Representatives
Patterson (D.) of Tennessee and Bartlett
(D.) of New York.
Another resolution of similar purpose
has been introduced by Representative
Sweet of Idaho. A
NORTHERN PACIFIC OUTLOOK.
On the Whole the Road Is in Much
Tacoma, Wash., July 11.— strikers
are claiming that they must eventually
win, alleging that the railroad cannot oper
ate the road long with the present force of
firemen and engineers unless tbe Edison
shops can be opened to repair engines and
Railroad officials think the strike is be
ing gradually won and are no more in
clined to give in tban they have been from
the first. Many of the new employes have
been asking if their employment will te
permanent when the strike is over.
The officials say that the matter rests
with the court, but they understand that
permanent employment is guaranteed the
men under Judge Hanford's instructions
to Assistant General Superintendent
Dickinson and the latter's order based
on the same.
Superintendent Dickinson's order di
rects that the new men rank from date of
their service and that they be employed
under the same rules and regulations that
nave been in existence.
Ed McGill, a carchecker In the employ
of the Northern Pacific, was attacked by
strikers this morning at 1 o'clock on Pa
cific avenue and his face and head were
severely cut. This is the only disturbance
so far reported to-day.
Four or five engineers to-day asked Mas
ter Mechanic Warner if they would be
taken back if they so desired. They were
not given a definite answer.
A train left this afternoon bearing ma
terial for rebuilding the 1400 feet of trestle
which was burned near Stampede yester
It included fifteen cars of piling and
bridge timbers, pile-driver, cooking and
eating supplies, aud was guarded by twen
ty-five deputy Marshals. Another train
went East carrying Company A, Four
teenth Infantry, fifty strong and Battery
B, Fifth Artillery, United States army.
Company A will do patrol duty at Ellens
burg and Battery B will guard the rail
road property at Hope, Idaho.
The work of raising engine 409, which
was wrecked at Twenty-first street Mon
day night, will be completed to-morrow.
A large force -worked there to-day and the
mail car and tender were put on the track.
James Copeland, a striker, was arrested
at Orting this morning by Deputy Marshal
Hopkins for haranguing passengers about
riding behind a "scab" crew, placing a
railroad tie upon the track and throwing
a rock at a freightcar wheie men were
working. Judge Gilbert of the United
States Court sentence- him to thirty days
for contempt in violating the recent order
of Judge Han ford.
Portland, Or., July 11.— A man named
Bennett, who is a cleaner in the North
ern Pacific roundhouse, was set upon this
morning by four men, presumably strik
ers, just after he left the roundhouse, and
was severely beaten.
All the heal trains arrived and departed
this morning on schedule time except the
Northern Pacific local, which was. beld a
few hours on account of tho transfer of
mail from the steamer which arrived from
San Francisco last night.
Fargo, N. D., July 11.— The Northern
Pacific engineers have nearly all reported
for work, as have also almost all the fire
men. Freight traffic was partially resumed
Helena, Mont., July 11.— The North
ern Pacific train from the East, which left
St. Paul Saturday last, arrived to-day.
None of the railroad men would go to
work, and it will go to Missoula with the
same crew it came in with. The train
from the West will be in to-morrow.
Both the east and west bound trains are
under guard of Federal troops.
SroKANE, Wash., July 11.— Six men,
brought here from Hope, Idaho, charged
with blowing up an engine, procured a
writ of habeas corpus to-day.
The hearing came up before Superior
Judge Arthur, who has taken the question
under advisement. The men were ar
rested by the United States Marshals.
St. Paul, July 11.— The only matter of
importance in the local strike situation
to-day was the return to work of North
ern Pacific engineers. The Northern Pa
cific coast traiu reached Helena to-day
MAKES HIS BLOOD BOIL.
Dan Sickles Indorses the Stand of
Washington, July 11.— "It makes my
blood boil," remarked General Daniel E.
Sickles, "to hear of' the indignities and
insults heaped upon the soldiers sent to
Chicago in the interest of law and order.
While I indorse most unqualifiedly the
action taken by the President of the
United States, there is one cause for criti
cism in this deplorable business, and that
is the uilatoriness that prevailed since the
strike began. Mobs cannot be put down
by proclamations or injunctions, and when
the troops are sent to a scene of disorder
they should have instructions to shoot
upon the commission of the first overt act.
"Nothing will cause a stampede of
rioters quicker than a dozen soldiers who
apply cold steel and hot lead, but when
a mob gets the Idea iuto its head that the
troops are sent for show and not for
action they are very apt to take advan
tage of the situation.
"What should have been done at the
very outset of this disturbance was the ar
rest of the leader, Debs, and his incarcera
tion under guard at Fort Sheridan. No
communication should have been per
mitted with him and no bonds accepted
for his good behavior.
"He should have been held as a hostage
for the ptotection of innocent people and
his misguided followers, ns well as for the
preservation of law and order. Had the
head of a snake been cut off the tail would
not have ci.used much trouble.
"Geneial Miles served under me during
the rebellion and I know the stuff of which
he is made. It is not his nature to act in
a dilatory manner, when the opposite is
desirable, and had his hands uot been tied
in some mysterious manner he would have
settled the strike problem as soon as its
head was reared.
"Prompt action by 500 regular troops
last Tuesday would have done as much
good— ln fact, been more beneficial than
the mere presence of 5000 troops in Chi
cago day. A show of force is not what
is necessary in such an emergency as this,
but rioters must be taught a salutary and
everlasting lesson. These are my senti
ments, and no temporizing should be
Asked to Remain Neutral by the
American Railway Union.
Foet Wayne, Ind., July 11.— All the
daily papers of this city were this after
noon served with the following notice by
the A. R. U. : "We request that you re
main neutral or we will be obliged to take
some action in regard to your editorials in
regard to the A. R. U."
TAKING HIS EASE.
George M. Pullman at His Summer
New Yor.K, July 11.— George M. Pull
man is still at his summer residence. It
was said at the office of his company this
morning that he would probably remain
there a week longer.
Good Games Played in Louisville
Louisville, Ky., July 11.— The home
team made it three straight from Brook
lyn to-day. The bridegrooms could not
touch Hemming after the third inning.
Richardson's fielding was the feature.
Score: Louisvilles 7, base hits 10, errors
2. Brooklyns 3, base hits C, errors G.
Batteries— Weaver and Hemming. Daily
and Stein. Umpire— Hurst.
Cincinnati, July 11. — Cincinnati
knocked Westervelt out of the box, but
won by a very narrow margin. New
York batted out two runs in the ninth,
and Ru scored also on his hit to the
seats, which was tossed out by a spectator.
Score: Cincinnatis 6, base hits 12, errors
0. New Yorks 5, base hits 9, erors 0.
Batteries— Murphy and Parrott, Wilson,
Westervelt and Clarke. Umpire— Gaffney.
•Chicago, July 11.— The Bostons could
do nothing with Griffith to-day. Score:
Chicagos 13, base hits 12, errors 3. Bos
tons 1, base hits 10, errors 3. Br.tteries—
Griffith and Kittridge; Nichols, Ryan and
West. Umpire— McQuaid.
Cleveland, Ohio, July 11.— Clevelands
batted out to-day's game in the last inning.
Up to that time it had been a close and
hard fight. Score: Clevelands 15, base
hits 21, errors 4. Washingtons 10, base
hits 13, errors 3. Batteries— Zimmer,
Griffith and Cuppy; Dugdale aad Mercer.
St. Louis, July 11.— Browns won
to-day's game. Home runs by Connor,
Frank and Miller were the features.
Score: St. Louis 15. base hits 19, errors 2.
Philadelphia* 12, base hits 15, errors 2.
Batteries— Mill r, Clarksou and Hawley;
Weyhing and Harper. Umpire— Hartley.
Baltimore, Md., July 11. — Lucky
Baldwin and great work on the part of
Pittsburg's outfielders to-day won the
game. Score: Baltimores 5, base hits 10,
errors 2. Pittsburgs 8, base hits 9, errors
2. Batteries— lnks and Clarke; Mack and
Gumbert. Umpire— Lynch.
Sabine Wins the Great Western
Chicago, July 11.— A fair-sized crowd
at Washington Park saw some fine per
formances to-day. chief of which was Sa
bine's race for the great Western handi
cap. He won under restraint, with Vassal
close up. The mile and a half was run
in 2133%, tho Western record for the dis
Dr. Rice ran in the fiftii race and won it
easily. He carried 127 pounds and ran the
mile in 2:40%. Rice was worked on an
extra quarter as a preparation for the
Columbus handicap next Saturday. X.
First race, five and a half furlongs, Diggs
won, Katherice second, Bath third. Time,
Second race, six furlongs, Penniless won,
May Fern second. Alton third. Time,
Third race, Great Western handicap,
mile and a half, Sabine won, Vassal sec
ond, Linda third. Time, 2:33%.
Fourth race, mile and a . sixteenth, El
Roy wou, Elva second, Anna third. Time,
Fifth race, one mile, Dr. Rice won, Oak
wood second, Pocahontas third. Time,
Sixth race, three-quarters of a mile,
Maggie Gray won, William T second, Anna
Mayes third. Time, 1:14%.
BRIGHTON BEACH RACES.
Attendance Was Good and the Sport
New York. July 11.— The attendance
at linghton lieacn was *ooa, as usuai,
and although the scratchings were numer
ous in the fourth and fifth races the sport
First race, one mile, Marguerite won.
Roller second, Harby Fox third. Time, 1 :44,
Second race, one mile. Chant won,
Jersey Bell second, Dr. Garnett third.
Third race, five furlongs, Lady Rich
mond won, Derelict second, Amsterdam
third. Time, 1:04.
Fourth race, six furlongs, Kingston won,
Sirrocco second, Defargilla third. Time,
Fifth race, one mile, Dr. Hasbrouck
won, Banquet second, Sport third. Time.
Sixth race, steeplechase, full course,
Lucknow won, Rodman secoud, Flipilap
third. Time, 5:11%.
Flowers on the Graves of Dead
Wallace, Idaho, the Scene of
a Most Peculiar Cele
Wallace, Idaho, July 11.— Tho cele
bration held here to-day in commemora
tion of the riot which occurred at Gem
July 11, 1892, far eclipsed that of a year
ago. There were 630 men In line, supple
mented by about a dozen vehicles, which
were mainly filled with women and chil
The ostensible object of these gather
ings is to pay respect to the memory of
three miners, Carlson, Hennessy and Cum
mings, who were killed on that date by tbe
men who were defending the property of
the mine-owners, who also had three
slain and a concentrator blown to atoms
with dynamite, which the union men ran
down a penstock in the mill. The real
object, however, is a test of the numerical
strength of the labor organizations of the
Coeur d'Alene towns.
At 12:30 the procession started to the
cemetery, headed by a band of music.
This was followed by the Knights of
Labor, the American Railway Union, and
then the miners' unions of Gem, Burke,
Mtillan and Wardner.
The procession included a number of
the business men of all these towns, who
joined them for sympathetic or commer
The graves of the three dead rioters
were strewn with flowers. The exercises
at the cemetery consisted entirely of
speeches, which, with one exception, were
intended to consecrate the crimes commit
ted at that place and subsequently. They
were loudly applauded.
Everything is quiet here and no trouble
Is feared. Company A, Fourth United
States Infantry, commanded by Captain
Seaton, arrived at Wardner last night
equipped with thirty days' rations.
This Time the Vigilant Loses by Half
Rothsay, Firth of Clyde, July 11.—To
day's race between the Vigilant and the
Britannia for a priz. offered by the Royal
Northern Yacht Club was over a course
nearly square twice, then to the opposite
angle of the square and back.
The V^ilant's ballast had been shifted
and she appeared in much better trim.
At the second markboat, under Mount
Stewart, the American led by 2 minutes
and 8 seconds. The Britannia, however,
crossed the line at markboat 1 2 minutes
and 19 seconds in the lead. At the end of
the second round the Vigilant was half a
mile behind and with but little chance of
The beat from Weymass to the home
mark was dreary, as the wind was very
light. The time at the home mark was:
Britannia, 4:20:15; Vigilant, 4:22:55. The
Britannia won by 34 minutes 10 seconds.
London, July 11.— The Times says the
Prince of Wales and George Gould have
signed an agreement for a match between
the Britannia and Vigilant over the
Queen's course on Augusts. It is provided
that the owner of the losing yacht shall
give the owner of the winner a cup of the
value of £100.
THREATENED THE PRINCE.
A Crank Causes Great Excitement
London, July 11.— Considerable excite
ment was caused to-day in Bangor, Wales,
by what was thought at the time by many
persons to be an attempt upon tho life of
the Prince of Wales. The Prince and
Princess were en route to Penyrn Castle,
where their Royal Highnesses intended to
spend a few days.
While they were driving through the
town a man forced his way through the
barriers and approached the landau in
which the royal couple were riding. He
drew near before the police could prevent
him. muttering threats against the Prince.
Lord Penryn had gone to the station to
meet his guests, aud was riding in the
landau with them.
As the man stepped alongside the car
riage Lord Penryn struck him a heavy
blow, which staggered him. Spectators
sprang upon the man and placed him
A TANK STEAMER
Collides With the United States
Antwerp, July 11.— tank steamer
Azuff collided this morning with the
U nited States cruiser Chicago in tbe road
stead here. Both vessels were injured
above the water-lines. The Chicago was
anchored at the time. The damage to the
Chicaeo is not serious.
Washington, July 11.— A cablegram
received at the Navy Department to-day
confirms tho report that the United Statt-s
steamer Chicago was in collision this mom
iug at Antwerp with the steamer Azoff.
The damage is estimated at $12,000, and
as the Chicago was at anchor at the time
the owners of the Azoff must defray the
cost. The collision occurred off Auster
weel. The bow of the Azoff struck the
Chicago amidships on the starboard bow;
her plates were bent and broken.
THE CHINESE TREATY.
Gresham Working Hard for Ratifi
Washington, July 11.— Gresham is
working to secure ratification of his
Chinese treaty. He was on the floor of
the Senate to-day with his Minister, Den
by, and the latter took advantage of this
opportunity to lobby for the treaty.
For some reason or other Gresham and
Denby seem to be greatly interested in the
Minister Denby was much criticized to
day by Senators for his interference in
legislative matters. Some of them re
sented it emphatically in speaking to
brother Senators of his activity.
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