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WT7T TlATT ATTT
FIZZLED ALL OUT
General Walkout Promised Failed Dismally
in the Realization.
KNIGHTS DISOBEY SOVEREIGN'S ' ORDER
Almost Complete Failure of the Strike
Called for Yesterday Morning ,
EVEN CHICAGO MEN FAILED TO QUIT
Trade Moving On Much the Pame as During
SIMILAR REPORTS FROM OTHER CITIES
fill on Men Over the Country Conclude to
Itcumlii ut Work for the 1'rcscut at
Leant Some I'etv Struck
Last MR lit.
General Master Workman Sovereign's call
to the Knights of Labor to quit work at 7
o'clock yesterday morning iwas generally
Ignored by the knights. Very few left their
. work , and nowhere was there a general
'demonstration. At Chicago the strike seems
to be broken. General Manager Egan of the
Chicago Great Western , who Is president of
the General Managers association , sent out
. word last night that trains were moving
, tvllh their accustomed regularity , and it was
only a question of picking up the routine
of the business now.
California presents the spectacle of an
armed rebellion agalst the federal govern
ment. United States troops were fired on
twice yesterday , and a train carrying n de
tachment of artillery from Sacramento to
Ban Francisco was wrecked , two of the em
ployes and three soldiers being killed.
On the Union Pacific the trains are mov-
Inc as usual , and Butte Is the only place
where any trouble exists.
With the exception of a few local compli
cations , the strike seems to be at an end.
Hallway managers expect a scramble for re
instatement soon to begin.
ALL KKMAI.NKU AT U UIIK.
Knights of Labor unit Union Men Ignore
the ( foncrul Order to Quit.
CHICAGO , July 11. The threatened gen
eral paralysis of labor of all sorts In Chicago
and the general walkout of the Knights of
labor and their sympathizers In all parts of
the country , which were to have taken place
this morning , appear to have proven failures.
In this city. In the shops and factories , In
the building trades and in the lines of Interurban -
urban travel , there are no signs of obedience
to the order Issued by the representatives of
allied labor in the city. Not only that , but
the railroad lines centering here showed de
cided Improvement In tratnc. Passenger
trains , through , local and suburban , are mov
ing everywhere without Interruption and
freight business Is rapidly assuming a nor
For the first time within a week trains
Cf live stock were received at the stock yards
ftnd other shipments carrying bef and
hog products to the eastern markets were
ient out in very considerable volume.
Advices to the Asoclated press from the
nreat centers of population of the United
Elates and many of the less Important cities
"fall to show that the orders or request of
ijrand Master Workman Sovereign of the
Knights of Labor tor a general cessation of
.work has met with the slightest recognition
jjy the members of that order or by those
who sympathize with them.
In general the situation seems to be that
the last move of the labor leaders was taken
. without adequate knowledge of the temper of
their followers and that unless something
jlhforeeosn shall Intervene to radically change
Ihe aspect of affairs , and the attitude of or
ganized labor toward the original trouble , the
etrlke Is over.
NO BUSINESS PARALYSIS.
Throughout the city this morning there
. was little evidence of the business ran-lysls
.which has been so confidently predicted by
.the labor leaders. Every street car . 're In
jhe city was running , the elevated roads car
ried the usual number of trains , and the
early morning crowds of worklngmcn tn the
/way to their shops and benches teemed
undlmlnlshed. Of all the trades vhlch
faad threatened u strike , the Seamen , the
kClgar Makers' and the Carpenters' were
( the only unions which signified their inten
tion of stopping \v-ork today. The men on
the West Division street an I cable car line' ]
held a meeting this morning ad : : decided
Cot to strike.
The president of the Tcamst-irs' \ nion reported -
ported that 1,000 of his men haj gene on
Strike , but careful Inquiry falUd > o terlfy
jtho statement. The wholesale utnrfs re
ported their teaming done as usual ami It
jwns Impossible to find a striking tcmiiMer.
The president of the Building Trades'
council says his order numb ° rs Zti.tiOO iiH-m-
bers and they will all quit work beforn Sat
urday night. Up to noon today there was
no evidence that any of them hud struck.
The Seamen's union claims a membership
Of 10,000 and all have been ordered to strike.
Wt noon there was no evidence ; hat jiny
considerable number had obeyed 'he nnUr.
The German Bakers' mi I cm No ? . In f.fiy
West Side bake shops containing SOO mem
bers , met this morning and decided to go
The Journeymen Horscshoers' this morn
ing postponed action on the strike until to
After an exhaustive Investigation covering
practically every field of labor the Chicago
evening Post finds that 1,700 cigar makers
have struck and that SOO German takers
will go out tonight. All other lines I In
dustry seem to bo going on as usuil.
Llncltiolm , master workman of the Knights
of Labor , claims that there are 10,000
ICnlghts of Labor out In tins county.
The city ofilclals seemed unable today to
furnish any statistics ns to the number of
men affected by the general order to walk
out , or Just how many had obeyed that orO * *
ami were not working. They ore of the
opinion that the number who quit today is
comparatively small , and that It will not be
.very largely added to.
The first trouble resulting from the calling
out of all labor organizations occurred this
morning at the freight houses of the Burlln-
4011 road , A telephone message was sent to
the Maxwell street police station by a rep
resentative of Marshall Field & Co. , who
ttated that their teamsters were being In-
Umldatcd by the strikers. Lieutenant Ma
li on ey sent fire oflictrs to the freight houses
and drove the croud of strikers away.
, SOVEREIGN NOT DISAPPOINTED.
Ktfcrrlne to the threatened strike of the
Knights of Labor , General Master Workman
Eovereign said he was by no means dUap-
boliited ; that It was too early yet to say
Jrhat the action of the unions would be. lie
I Ceclired he did not expict there would b >
any perceptible change In the situation to-
pay. If the order Issued by himself were In
cftoct by Saturday he would be satisfied.
The halting attitude of the strike leaders
Is ctplalned by themselves to bo due to the
Jicl that everything U to be settled tomor
row at a bis meeting at the Brlggs house.
"ho meeting Is being arranged by Samuel
Jompera , president of the American Federa
tion of Labor ,
* L President Debs when seen today said he
lid Issued no further orders n4 -xjic J
to Issue none. "The matter Is entirely out
of my hands now , " he * ald , "and I have
nothing more to say. The leaders of the
labor organizations have ordered strikes ,
not at my request , and they are handling the
affair. That the general strike will be suc
cessful I have no doubt. It makes no differ
ence If the railroads can run trains , for they
will have no freight to carry with this gen
eral tie-up of business In effect. "
The story from Cleveland that OranJ
Master Sovereign of the Knights of Labor
had wired his men it tha' . plac.s ivit to
fi'trlko Is Emphatically rlonlcd by .labor
leaders here. Secretary Slmpir.t of the
local union of the Knights of Labor said to
day that Mr. Soveregln had twen privately
Informed of the Cleveland moiwage : 'That
telegram was a fernery , " raid Sejrctary
Simpson , "and Mr. Sovereign has already
forwarded a denial to CleveliTl. Tncre
has been no countermand of. last night's
H. B. Youngson of Cleveland , assistant to
Chief Arthur of the Brothernood of Locomo
tive Engineers , held a conference today with
President Thomas of the Chicago & Western
Indiana Bell Line road , at Mr. Thomas' office
In the Dearborn station. A committee of
engineers and firemen or the road was pres
ent. The object of the conference was to
make , arangemcnts regarding the running
of trains during the present trouble. The
engineers and firemen of the Belt Line are
all said to be loyal to the company and willIng -
Ing to co-operate with It In raising the
blockade. Mr. Youngson said all the en
gineers of the brotherhood will stick to their
engines and not one will leave his post to
help the Debs movement.
ALL MOVING AT THE YARDS.
Switch engines were puffing around the
yards today. Several meat trains were sent
out and business was in a fair way to be
resumed on the usual footing. Thp Lake
Shore company had an engine at work , and
a switch train on the Wabash was running
under command of Master Mechanic Jamie-
son , Superintendent Merrill and Train Mas
ter Ballou. The yards switching company
had three engines at work clearing away
the wreckage that has blocked the tracks.
Police and militia guarded the trains , but
no violence was offered.
Morris received forty-two cars of cattle
over the Burlington and three over the
Santa Fe. Two meat trains were started
from the yards. Their departure was not
hindered. Last night two hundred yard
employes refused to load a meat train and
the work was done by new men. This
morning the strikers told Superintendent
Ashley that they did not Intend to quit
work permanently and asked to be rein
stated. Their request was refused.
Grand Trunk passenger trains carrying
Pullman cars passed through the yards
district without molestation this morning.
There was a rumor about this morning
that Mayor Hopkins would Issue a procla
mation closing all saloons of the city.
Asked as to the truth of the rumor the
mayor said : "That matter has been under
consideration and such a proclamation may
be Issued , but I do not think It will be
BURNED BURLINGTON CAR3.
Colonel Schaffner of the naval reserves
reported to the mayor this morning that he
was In receipt of advices from his reserves
on the battleship Illinois that a mob \\as
burning cars near Jackson Park. He
asked that his troops , numberln/ ; about 300 ,
be armed. At present they ca/ry only ilde
arms. The mayor referred h4n ! to Uei.eial
Wheeler , who promised to ar"i ti3 ! com
mand. At noon the mayor had 'nvestlgated '
Colonel Schaffner's report and stated that a
mob had burned four freight cars belonging
to the Chicago , Burlington & Qulncy near
the World's fair grounds.
City Electrician Barrett slid this morning
that the prospect of having to ' lose down
the city electric light plants fo- want of
fuel is apparently certain. The four cliy
plants have been burning hard coal , slabs
and other kinds of fuel 'or the Lift 'vcck.
That supply , Mr. Barrett thinks , .s about ex
The military force guarding the govern
ment building was strengthened today. A
Hotchklss gun , Its muzzle pierced by eight
small bores , -was trained to command the
approach to the. building from either Clark
or Jackson streets.
FOUR THOUSAND WENT OUT.
CHICAGO , July 11. At labor headquar
ters tonight It was announced that the fol
lowing unions had struck :
Painters , 4,000 ; machine workers , 500 ;
planing mill , SOO ; silver gilders , 340 ; car
riage and wagon makers , 700. It Is expected ,
the labor men say , that 1,000 molders wll
itrlko In the morning.
CHICAGO , July 11. President Gompers
of the American Federation of Labor ar
rived In the city tonight and Immediately
engaged In a conference with local mem
bers. When the conference broke up at a
late hour. It was stated that It was only a
preliminary discussion. Mr. Gompers de
clined positively to talk on the strike.
ALL TIIAINS ISIU'OKTED MOVINU.
Manager * Claim None ot the lioailt Arc
IFavl'ig Any Trouble lu Chicago.
CHICAGO , July 11. The great railway
strike Is practically at an end In Chicago.
Trains on all roads are moving , passenger
trains are almost without exception on time
and freight traffic is rapidly becoming regu
lar. "The backbone Is not only broken. "
said Manager Egan of the General Matncrrs
association this afternoon , "but the back
bone has entirely disappeared. The block
ade Is raised and It will require but a short
time to get the business back Into Its usual
On the Chicago & Grand Trunk passenger
service Is regular and freight and suburban
service was resumed today. The Wabash
ran local freights and part of Its suburban
trains , In addition to the through passenger
service , and the Michigan Central moved u
mass of merchandise which had accumulated
at Michigan City. The Michigan Central re
ported both freight and passenger trains
running on time and the Chicago & Northern
Pacific reported that all daylight Til-is
were running regularly , although night serv
ice had not been resumed. The bin i Fe
ran trains regularly In and out of Chicago ,
and the Erie resumed freight traffic , with
Its passenger and express trains running
on time. The Louisville , New Albany &
Chicago ran all trains on time all day , the.
burned bridge at Hammond being repaired.
All passenger and freight traffic as well
as yard work , was handled regularly , and the
Chicago & Alton reported all trains on the
entire road running without Interruption.
The Chicago & Eastern Illinois experienced
no trouble with the exception of a demonstra
tive croud at Brazil , Ind. The Illinois Cen
tral had 190 loads of Inbound freight today
and Its through passenger service was regu
lar. The Chicago , Burlington t Qulncy
handled several freight and stock trains
today and Its passenger and stock trains
were on time. On the Plttaburg , Fort Wayne
& Chicago all passenger trains ran regularly
and freight trains were niuved more fnely.
The Panhandle moved freights more freely
and reported passenger service unlntsrrapt'd ,
and the Chicago , .Milwaukee & St. : 'iijl
handled the regular number of freight , pas
senger and suburban trains. The Lake
Shore & Michigan Southern announced t , at
owing to the Toledo strike It had suspauded
the reception from western conuecJim of
perishable freight and live stock.
WOltUINU I'Oll AIUHTKATIOX.
I nlhti | of Labor Lenders llrlii lnt ; 1'rei-
mire to llriir on Oincren.
WASHINGTON , July 11. Messrs. Hayes ,
Magulre and French ot the executive board
ot the Knights ot Labor were at the capltol
today consulting with the populist members ,
Pence of Colorado , Davis of Kansas and
"The seat of war has been changed frori
Chicago to Washington , " said Mr , Ilayee
when asked If they Intended to go to Chicago.
"Instead of our going to Chicago , the proba
bility 1s that the leaders will be called here
to Washington , where they are needed.
Sovereign will probably remain to be ar
rested. It will be for the good of the cause
to have him arrested and kept In Jail. We
think Debs made a mlitane In setting ball.
So long as our leaders arc behind the bars
discussion will be kept up by the people
"The purpose of our presence here In Wash
ington Is to bring all our forces and In
fluence to bear on the government to secJre
arbitration. We will ask the Judiciary com
mittee of the house to report Senator George's
bill for arbitration an soon as possible. Un
der the terms of the bill for arbitration of
railway difficulties which was passed In 1S88 ,
President Cleveland has the power to Insti
tute arbitration proceedings. That law was
largely the work of our organization. Here
Is the lection under which ho can proceed :
" 'And the his notion
president may , Upon ,
or upon the application of one of the parties
or upon the application of the executive of
the state , tender the services of such a com
mission. ' "
8orittiioy SAYS WAIT AND SEC.
Only Giro the Strlki > Miichtnery Time to
Crt In Motion.
CHICAGO , July11. . The ultimate effect
of the appeal Issued last night by Grand
Master Workman Sovereign of the Knights
of Labor , calling on all knights throughout
the country and those In sympathy with
them to quit work , and the order Issued
at about the same time by the representa
tives of allied labor In Chicago to do like
wise , conuot yet certainly be foreseen. All
that Is now definitely known is that the
Knights of Labor at all points heard from ,
Including nearly all of the large centers
of population In the United States , re
mained at work today with practical un
animity , and that In this city the number
of the allied trades which remained at work
so far outnumbered those who quit as to
make no appreciable change In the Indus
trial appearance of the city. The leaders ,
however , say there Is nothing In the situa
tion to cause any discouragement , that the
public through lack of knowledge of the
machinery of Industrial organizations , has
been made to expect results which were not
In contemplation when the strike orders
Mr. Sovereign , for Instance , points out
that his appeal was not an order to strike ;
that In fact ho has no power to order a
walkout , but persons acquainted with the
organization will know that In effect It will
bo the same as an order. In short , he
was perfectly certain that on Saturday-
next , after the various local and district
assemblies had time to meet and take for
mal action and to rally their friends out
side the order , the result would show 1,000-
000 of men Idle as a consequence. The
local strike leaders also claimed that a'little
tlmo was the only necessary condition tea
a walkout of the one hundred thousand men
whom they represent , and that by Saturday ,
after the various organizations had had
time to consult together , the tie-up of busi
ness would be fully as effective as they
predicted. Surface Indications , so far , how
ever , do not bear out the claims of either
Mr. Sovereign or the Chicago men. It Is
not recorded yet that any district assem
bly of the Knights of Labor has voted to
strike. On the other hand , the Brooklyn
district , which Is composed of railroad men ,
and therefore naturally supposably In sym
pathy with their fellows In the west , at
a meeting today confined their expressions
of sympathy to a tender of financial aid ,
but declined to strike.
Locally , several of the organizations , mem
bers of the federated trades , have given It
to be understood that they do not Intend to
go out. Furthermore It Is known that there
was a large conservative element In the
representative trades meeting which passed
the resolution having a strike In view , nnJ
It Is understood that they have been earnestly
at work ever since to minimize the active
results of that action.
In the meantime continued Improvement
In the railroad situation here and elsewhere ,
except at Sacramento and Oakland , Cal. , Is
noted. At the former place federal troops
were landed this morning , but militia
stationed at the water front to cover their
landing , were fired on from ambush after
the regulars had moved away , and a I lain
which It was sought to send to San Fran
cisco under guard of the military was fired
on by the strikers , resulting in the killing
of one of the englnemen and the wounding
of one or two of the soldiers. The general
public , as well as organized labor , Is looking
forward with marked Interest to the meetIng -
Ing of the executive board of the American
Federation of Labor , perhaps the most power
ful organization of the country , In the city
tomorrow , and its action Is expected to have
a marked effect upon the outcome of the
present Industrial struggle. It is known that
the position of Samuel Gompers , Its presi
dent , has been that of opposition to a
- sympathetic strike of federation men at this
time and that he looks on the existing situa
tion as critical. He has Invited the heads
of other labor organizations to meet him
here at that time , and the belief Is that Itu
will strenuously advocate measures to bring
the- trouble to an end.
A new feature was Injected Into the sit
uation by the declaration of the labor leaders
that they were ready to go before the grand
Jury with proofs that the general managers
of the railroads had conspired to delay mall
trains as a part of their fight agaln > t the
A. R. U. , and would ask that body to Indict
them. Judge Grosscup said , when questioned
on the subject : "I have no doubt that when
the grand Jury shall have finished the par
ticular matter it is now Investigating It will
turn its attention to others who may have
violated the law. It will widen the scope of
Its Inquiry so as to Include all persons who
may have Interfered with or obstructed In
terstate commerce or the United States
mails In any way or by any means. "
"Will you give the grand Jury additional
Instructions on that point ? "
"I cannot discuss that point now. I will
do whatever Is necessary to enable the
grand Jury to do Its full duty. "
"The grand Jury will work for the cor
porations , " tald a labor leader today. "Most
of them are remarkably friendly to the cor
porations and opposed to the men. "
DUOS' I'AVKUS OltUKltEI ) IlhTUIlNti > .
Attornc ) ( icnrral Olnrj Scmla Instructions
to ChldiRo Authorities.
WASHINGTON , July 11. Attorney Gen
eral Olney today , after reading the accounts
of the seizure of Debs' private property , as
published In the morning , expressed Ills re
gret at the action of the government offi
cials and at once sent the following tele
gram to Special United States Attorney
"DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE , WASH
INGTON , D. C. , July 11. Edwin
Walker , Chicago , III. : Seizure of
Debs' papers Is not according to
C. , July 11. Edwin Walker , Chicago , 111. :
Seizure of Debs' papers Is not according to
law and should be publicly disavowed and
the papers at once returned. If seizure Is
strictly and technically lawful , papers should
be returned. The government. In enforcing
the law , cannot afford to be- Itself lawless ,
nor even It they be within Its strict right
should measures bo resorted to which are
unusual and come dangerously near the In
vasion of personal rights. OLNEY ,
"Attorney General. "
U Is assumed that this led to the action
taken , under which the papers were today
surrendered and the act of seizing them
IMID : : ON mi : me rouit.
rircmrn unit Hrnkrineii Krtiirn to Work
UtluT C'lutulanil ItoniU Open ,
CLEVELAND , July 11. The strike on the
Big Four Is pra'-tlcally at an end. The
firemen were the first to notify the company
of their willingness to return , and they were
promptly followed by the road brakemen.
By night It U thought every road leading
Into the city nlll have resumed freight
trauU'- with full force.
- a . General Passen
ger Agent Homer of the Nickel Plate says
the strike U over 10 far as his road Is con
cerned , and tlut passenger train : with Pull
man cars attached will be started out of
Chicago ton gut. The Lake Shore , Pennsyl
vania , Baltimore & Ohio and the several
other roads are making much better progress
In switching cars today , and all are getting
out freight trains. .
A man meeting ot all striking railroad
men Is called for tcnlftit. and It s reported
that cither Debs or Rogers nil ! be here from
Chicago to take part In'the deliberations.
ANDERSON. Ind. . July 11 All the strik
ers on the .Michigan division of the Big Four
have returned to work. ThU morning the
strike was declared oft , as alt trains were
running. _ _ _ _ * _ _ _
rAiLii : > TO OHI\"TIII : OIIDKK.
Not n Sign of a Oenrrul Strike In Many of
the Lendlnc Clllivi.
CLEVELAND , July 11. There was no
strike tn this city today by members of the
Knights of Labor , and It Is supposed that
the message from the grand master work
man caused It to be called off for the time
being at least.
TOLEDO , July 11. The Knights ot Labor
here paid no attention to Sovereign's order.
INDIANAPOLIS , July 11. No Knights of
Labor men here. Sovereign's order has no
vlilble effect. Gompers Is not here.
COLUMBUS. 0. . July 11. There are no
Knights of Labor in Columbus.
NEW YORK. July 11. The request of
Grand Master Workman Sovereign that all
Knights of Labor quit work In sympathy
with the Pullman strike has met with no
response here. Knights assume that the
address contains no mandate , and that there
fore they may exerclsi their own dl cretlon
In the premises. } '
MILWAUKEE , July 11. The strike order
fell flat In Milwaukee. , Not a man quit.
ST. JOSEPH , July 31. No strike here.
ST. LOUIS , July ll.No Knights of Labor
strike here. ?
KANSAS ! CITY. July n. sovereign's
strike order has had no effect here.
TOPEKA , July ll.-No $ Knights of Labor
JERSEY CITY , July ; 11. There Is no de
position here among railroad men or others
to heed the recommendations In Sovereign's
addre s. J.
BALTIMORE , July 11. Sovereign' * ap
peal produced no effect whatever in this
city. The prevailing belief here Is that
not a man will Join the strike.
BUFFALO , July 11. The Knights of
Labor are not strong here , and thus far
show no disposition to go out In response to
Sovereign's aildre s. Said the master work
man of the district J assembly : "If we
strike at all. It will not be before the end
of the week. " . *
ROCHESTER , July'-11. U Is thought
Sovereign's appeal will meet with no re
sponse In Rochester.
FORT WAYNE. Ind. , July 11. No Knights
of Labor quit work here.
DETROIT , July 11. There has been no
strike of Knights of L'abor or other organi
zations In compliance with Sovereign's or
MINNEAPOLIS. July 11. No strike has
occurred here yet In response to Sovereign's
ST. PAUL July 11. Mr. Sovereign's order
has been without effect .here.
DULUTH , July 11. No strike here.
DENVER , July 11. No strike of Knights
of Labor Is reported here.
WASHINGTON. July. 11. The Sovereign
strike appeal has had : no effect here , and Is
not likely to. It la regarded as an appeal ,
and local unions will not order a strike.
WASHINGTON , July 11. Dispatches from
Savannah , Ga. , and Blchmond , Va. , say no
attention has been paid to Sovereign's strike
order. The dispatches , are regarded as In
dicative of the whole southern situation.
READING , Pa. , Julyvai. In the Schuyl-
klll valley General Master Workman Sever
eign's order to strike , was not heeded by a
single man. ,
MEMPHIS , July ILr-No Knights of Labor
strike up to noon and nine expected.
PITTSBURG , July 11. Knights of Labor
here did not respond today to Sovereign's '
request to quit work. Secretary Hochstetter
stated that "District N6.-3 was no striking
machine. " ? , . * , , ,
BOSTON , July 11. Sovereign's appeal to
Knights of Labor has 'had no effect here.
General Worthy Foreman Bishop said today :
"It Is tny opinion that the Boston order will
not go out even If Mr. Sovereign should send
out an order to that effect. "
LOUISVILLE , July 11. No action has been
taken hero by the Knights of Labor and
Sovereign's order has had no visible effect.
NASHVILLE , July 11. No Knights of La
bor here had gone out on strike up to noon.
NEW ORLEANS , July 11. The Knights
of Labor , as telegraphed Monday night , de
cided not to strike. The cnly strikers here
are the switchmen on the Northwestern rail
road. All trains moving on time.
EVANSVILLE , Ind. , July 11. Knights of
Labor did not strike here today. They are
nearly all out of work.
EXECUTIVE I1OAKU TALKS.
Sovereign IJntl No Authority to Orilcr u
UnlvcrKit Strike of the Knlghtx.
WASHINGTON , July 11. Messrs. J. W.
Hayes , general secretary , T. B. Mefiulre
and C. A. French of the executive board of
the Knights of Labor , arrived hero labt
night on business connected with the
strike. Speaking of their business , Mr. Alt-
Guire said : "We are here partly for the
purpose of working up pn Interest in the bill
Introduced In the senate by Mr. Csorje of
Mississippi , which provides for cimp.ilsory
arbitration. We will call on Mr. George
today and have a consultation with h < m
concerning it. After' that we will confer
with the local assemblies of the Knights cf
Labor on various subjects. The affairs
throughout the country on account of the
strike are so serious that we necil all the
help we can get. and \ believe that Wash
ington will stand by ua. * We expect to stay
In Washington for several days before finishIng -
Ing our business. "
From statements made by the members
of the board the strikciappeal of Grand Mas
ter Workman Sovereign contemplates a pro
gressive strike , and not a universal one.
"The press order of Mr. Sovereign , " Messrs.
Hayes and McGuire said , "applies to Chicago
cage , and was issued , by Mr. Sovereign on
the application of the local labor unions.
It applies to no other place than Chicago.
It does not contemplate a general strike ,
and Mr. Sovereign has' not the authority to
order such a strike except by the consent ot
a majority of the executive board ot the
Knights of Labor. If'the labor assemblies
In other cities want to go on Strike they
can do so by virtue of the appeal of Mr.
Sovereign , but the present order has refer
ence merely to Chicago. "
The address of General Master Workman
Sovereign In calling 'out the knights bad'
been anticipated here , and therefore will not
change In any particular the government's
policy. A member of the cabinet who was
questioned today as to whether Mr. Sever
eign's order would complicate matters , re
plied : "No , It will not. complicate matters ,
but It may require moro men and arms to
enforce the law. That is the only effect It
can have. " '
CINCINNATI. JulyL District Master
Workman Hugh Karnaugh of the ICnlghts
of Lahjir , when asked today what would be
done here under the orcler of Grand Master
Workman Sovereign , said the grand master
had no authority to order a general strike.
All ho could do was to advise and request It.
The request would then go to the local as
semblies for consideration , and unless they
agreed , there would be no strike , Mr.
Kavanaugh has not yet .received official no
tice from Sovereign , and until he does no
action whatever will be taken by the order
BROOKLYN , July 1L Delegates of Dis
trict assembly. No. 76 , Knights of Mbor , arc
In secret fesslon today. The assembly mem
bership comprises 11,000 railroad employes.
Secretary Donovan said the assembly had
not received official notice that a strike had
been ordered. What would be done were
such notice received , ho declined to predict.
The nieUlng adopted a resolution expressIng -
Ing sympathy with the Chicago strikers , and
offering help If It Is wanted , In a financial
way. Secretary Donovan said this was much
better than to order a sympathetic strike.
COH'MBUS , O. , July 11. John McBrlde
says there are from 7.000 to 8,000 Knights
of Labor among the coal miners , and that
It Is customary In cage of a strike being
ordered by the head ot the Knlghti of
Labor to refer the part affecting miners to
tha heads of the miners' organization. This
has not been done is yet lu the present In
stance. From 80,000 to 90,0 w miners are
now out of employment.
PHILADELPHIA. July 11. No artnn l a
yet been t. ken by Knights ot Labor In thli
vicinity with reference to General Master
Workman Sovereign's appeal , The order has
dwindled greatly In numbers and Influence
In this vicinity In the last few years , and It
Is claimed that not more thun 600 men still
cling to It. At headquarters men In charge
affected to believe the address was spurious.
TO l.Ml'KAUJ ! OLNKY.
Knight * of Lnlior I'mpcxo to Invokn the
l.iin' * Aid Aga'ntt the l.im' * Ilriul.
CHICAGO , July 11. Mr. Sovereign was In
consultation this morning by long distance
telephone with General Secretary John , W.
Hayes , who , with T. B , Magulro and
Charles A. French , members of the execu
tive committee , Is In Washington. After
the conference Mr. said "
, Sovereign : "Pro
ceedings will be commenced In Washington
today under direction of the members of
the executive committee of the Knights of
Labor who are In that city to Impeach At
torney General Olney. "
Mr. Sovereign did not think the proceed
ings would be brought through an appeal to
congress , but In what manner ho could not
say. He added : "If It was the president
congress would be the only way , but with a
cabinet official It is different. We have the
best legal advice In Washington and the pe
tition against the atorney general has been
drawn up and Is deady for tiling. '
The Indictment against Debs and the
others was made public today. It Is not a
lengthy document and contains but one
charge that of Interfering with the malls.
JUDGE GROSSCUP PROTECTS DEBS.
Judge Grosscup sent for Debs and also for
District Attorney Mllchrlst today. When
both were beffire him he sa.d : "I under
stand from statements published In the newspapers -
papers that among books and papers taken
from this defendant there were private letters -
tors , some of which were still unopened.
I want to know the truth about the matter. "
"It Is true , " said the dl trlct attorney ,
"that the books and papers In Debs' office
were seized by the government ollicers , and
some of them are private papers , but since
they came into the possession ot the gov
ernment the papers have been locked up In
the vault in my ofllce and have not been in
terfered with by any one. "
"Mr. Debs , " said the Judge , "stands ac
cused In this court of a grave crime , but
he has oil the rights of a private citizen.
His private affairs are not to be Inquired
Into , and if you have In your possess on
any private papers or letters or other docu
ments of that character it is your duty to
return them and without making any copies
of them. If there Is any question as to
the character of any Tit the papers , whether
they are private or not , the district attorney
will bring them before the court. "
Mr. Mllchrist said the officers who had
made the seizure had taken papers which
they should not have seized. This was
due , he said , to the excitement of the mo
ment and not to any desire to disregard
private rights. The papers , Mr. Mllchrist
said , had not been copied and had not been
seen by any one tlnce they were brought
to his office. The sealed letters had not
Debs said he was satisfied with the state
ment of the district attorney. "I dcs.re
to thank the court , " he said , "for its kind
ness and con-lderatlon and the protection
given me. "
The leader of the strike then accompanied
Mr. Mllchrlst to the tatter's office and the
letters which were seized last night were
given to him. All the books of the A. R.
U. and the records , filling several large bas
kets , were kept for the use of the grand
MAY INDICT GENERAL MANAGERS.
It Is reported that when the fedsral grand
"Jury ccncludes'lts Investigation of the Ameri
can Railway union , It will begin an inquiry
Into the policy- and me.thods of ths General
Managers' association. Among the leaders
of the worklngmen the charge has been made
openly and repeatedly that the obstruction of
United States malls and the interruption of
interstate commerce was due quite ns much
to the General Managers' association as to
the railway union. It has been alleged that
the general managers agreed among them
selves that no trains should be
run on any of the roads
until all had gained their points in dispute
with the men. This was done , It was
charged , to hold back such companies as
showed an Inclination to treat with Its em
ployes and bring about a resumption ot traffic
on its own lines. It Is asserted by the men
that they can prove that telegrams were
sent out from the General Managers' associa
tion ordering certain railroad lines to send
out no trains until a designated scheme had
been accomplished. All this , the men In
sist , is as clear a case of conspiracy on the
part of the General Managers' association
as of Debs and his associates which rendered
them Indictable for conspiracy.
Judge Crosscup and District Attorney Mll
chrlst have said that Justice will be meted
out Impartially to all violators of the federal
DEMAND BECOMING GENERAL.
CLEVELAND , July 11. At a meeting ot
local lodges of Knights of Labor held to
night the following resolutions were un
animously adopted and telegraphed to
Whereas , The permanence of republican
Institutions depends upon the law abiding
citizen of .the community , and
Whereas , The chief executive of the na
tion Is as much a subject of law and Is
as much bound to obey It In the letter and
the subject as any citizen , and
Whereas , Grover Cleveland , president of
the United States , has on more than one
occasion violated the law of the land , towlt :
In refusing , for the months of July , August ,
September and October , 1S93 , to purchase
the amount of silver bullion required by
law ; In refusing to coin silver bullion , as
the laws direct , where sliver certificates
were presented for redemption , and more
recently "In sending United States troops
Into a state to quell riot without the re
quest of the ttate authorities and without
first Issuing the pioclamatlon 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
States must of necessity provoke and serve
as an excuse for lawlessness among the
people at large , therefore , be It
Resolved. That we demand the Impeach
ment of Grover Cleveland , president of the
United States , for high crimes and mis
demeanors that the majesty of the law
may bs vindicated.
PHILADELPHIA. July 11. A memorial
asking for the. Impeachment of Attorney
General Olney has been prepared by the
executive board of the Knights of Labor
for presentation to congress. It will bo
circulated .ill over the country for signa
tures. The memorial declares that Richard
Olney has been guilty of high crimed and
misdemeanors , 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 authorities , and
In fact against the earnest protest of cer
tain governors. As a result of this ad
vice "United ' States soldiers have flred upon
and k'illed citizens of te\eral states with
out lawful cause. " Mr. Olney Is charged
with encouraging the Pullman company In
the stand It has taken against the arbitra
tion act of USS.
STRIKING MINERS KILLKJ ) .
Colllalon Iteturen Union -Men anil Negro
Svulx 111 til" Cokn lU-clon ,
SCOTTSDALE , Pa. , July 11. While a body
ot strikers from Morgans were marching
here to attend the mass meeting tcday they
come In contact with the negro workers at
Summit. Two strikers were fatally shot and
It Is reported that a negro was killed and
borne away by his comrades. The first shot
U said to have been fired by one of the occu
pants of a supply company's delivery wagon
which was near. The negroes took the part
of the driver and thus the fight. The
names of killed and Injured are not known.
The men who addressed th HUM mfrtthik"
advised the strikers to remain firm , at there
was yet hop .
Itrpurlvil for \\ork ,
TOLEDO. July 11 As a result of a unmn
meeting of all railroad employei at Btllevue
last mail all tlu Nickel fUto U' j reported
! for work this morning and trains are run
ning without Interruption ,
TOLEDO , July 11. The Lake Short brake-
men.after a meeting lasting all night , de
cided to report for duty this morning and JIJ
so. All train crews have their full comple
ment of brakfinen toi1.tr.
ST. PAUL , July 11. The only mttter of
Importance In the local strike situation WAS
the return to work of the Northern Pacific
engineers today. They crowded about the
roundhouse and ; ccmrd anxlrus to bo en
rolled. Freights and passengers are running
as usual. The Northern Pac.fic coast train
reached Helena today tafely. No effect was
visible as a result of General Manager Work
man Sovereign's order , the Knights of Labor
not being strong lu this city.
\vi : .vitK < H'IN : TO isuiixuss. "
ItitllromU Ucclnro the I'liclu Over lUnpt nt
n IV I'nliiH.
There was little or no excitement about
the railroad cDices yesterday , the general
reply to questions being , "We are open for
While the officials felt some little appre
hension as to the order of Sovereign tilling
cut all members of the Knights of Labor ,
j they were generally of the opinion that the
body of the knights would remain at their
posts and little trouble would result.
General Manager Dickinson was In hourly
communication with every division point on
the system ami seemed to take considerable
satisfaction In telling The Bee repsrler that
everything was quiet at Cheyenne , Laramle ,
' Green River , Rawllns , Ogden , Pocatcllo and
| j .Evanston. He stated that a parade of the
I ' A. R. U. was held In Cheyenne Tuesday
i In which ISO strikers took part , followed
I later by a ball. But there was no outbreak
I | and everything was conducted In a very or
Superintendent Deuel tclcsr.niihed bs !
chief , Mr. Dickinson , that everything was
quiet at Denver and that six suitzhltr. ; en
gines were at work clearing up the yards ,
_ xvhlch he hoped to have in good ojti'JIttun '
within a day or two.
Butte IH the only Important point on the
Union Pacific that Is not oper.iloJ , trains
on the Montana Union north of llfavtr
Canon not having been resumed as vet en
account of the nonarrlval of troops.
The general manager of the Union Pacllo
had an Interview with General Brooke yes
terday about the advisability of massing
troops at Butte , the titut'rn ' thioughoul
Montana being in a very thioatonin con II-
lion. It Is the evident desire of the Un'r.n
Pacific to open up the \ . hide tyjtom cs
soon as possible and to accomplish this ful-
cral troops are absolutely ncccs-ary , th" ra'l-
road authorities believing that if they should
extend their train service frriiiI'fviver
Canon to Butte It would te the Iiml frr
rioting and possibly bloodshed , the feeling
in that portion of the country being very
Having successfully opened the Union Pa
cific. General Brooke Is now turning his at
tention of the Central Pac fie , and yesterday
was mobilizing troops at Ogden for movement
along the line , co-operating with G.neil :
Ruger , who Is working cast. Yesterday eight
companies are rendezvousing In Ogden four
companies were rendezvousing In Ogden , four
the Sixteenth Infantry , and two of the Sev
enteenth infantry , under the command of
Colonel Poland , and Colonel Poland's Instruc
tions are to open the Central Pacific.
The situation with the other railroads
centering here Is considerably brighter than
It Jias been since the strike b'gan. The
Rock Island resumed business , rolling "tip the
ticket case and going Into the field cnce more
MonJsv afternoon , their freight business
havinz been restored to Us normal condi
General Agent Nash of the Milwaukee
announced .that his. road ' \vpuld .take live
stock for th'e Union'btock'yards from today ,
and that the passenger trains would continue
to run on time , as they have been during the
whole course of the strike.
The Northwestern , whlclj has had a
stroke of good luck , not having been com
pelled to abandon a single passenger train
since the strike began , although It failed
to take through several "Overland" trains
on a count of the abandonment on the part
of the Union Pacific , Is running as If noth
ing had happened. General Agent Ritchie
announced at 2 o'clock that matters had
greatly Improved at the Union stock yards ,
Chicago , and his road would take all classes
of freight for all points as If &uch a thing
as a strike was not In existence.
General Agent Palmer of the Santa
Fe was In receipt of a tele
gram from Assistant General Passenger
Agent George F. Nicholson , stating : that
trains east and west of the Mississippi river
were again running regularly on schedule
General Manager Holdredge , to a question ,
stated that everything wa serene on the
Burlington , and that freight was being re
ceived at the Harr.son street station , Chicago
cage ; that six trains of live stock had been
delivered In Chicago during the morning
hoara , .and that several of them had been
unloaded at the Union stock yards w thout
Interference or difficulty. He stated that
his advices were to the effect that the strike
The Waba = h has resumed business , run
ning through from this point to St. Louis
without any trouble.
COXGII > S WILL INVIIVTIOATJ : .
ConjjrcSH 1'roposei to Inquire Into the I'rcs-
i > iit Itallttiiy Strlko.
WASHINGTON , July 11. At 3 o'clock the
full commerce committee voted to report to
the house the following resolution of In
"Whereas , The constitution of the United
States gives to the congress of the United
States alone the power to regulate com
merce among the several states , and
"Whereis. Said commerce has been and Is
now Interfered with and Interrupted without
the author.ty of congress ; therefore be It
"Resolved , That the committee on Inter
state and foreign commerce be and Is hereby
directed to Inve tlgate said Interference and
interruption and the causes thereof , and In
quire as to what additional legislation , if
any , I , necessary to prevent a recurrence
thereof. Said committee shall have the
power to delegate a subcommittee from Its
members to visit the places where such
Interferences and Interruptions have oc
curred , If in it' Judgment the same be neces
sary. It may send for persons and papers ,
examine witnesses under oath , employ sten
ographers , sit during the recess of congress
nnd do all things necw ary to ascertain the
facts ronnfcted with the Inquiry. It shall
report to the lionsc at as early a day as
practicable the result of Its Investigations
and shall make such recommemlat.ons as It
may deem proper. Be It further
"Resolved , that the expenses pf such In
vestigation be paid cut of the contingent
fund of the bnuse on the certificate of the
cha rman of the committee. "
It as arranged with the committee on
rules that UIA > ' 'solution wouM bo taken up
In the house Saturdy.
T o member * of the coramlttnj voted
against the motion to Investigate Repre
sentative * Patterson , democrat , of Tennessee ,
and Bartlett , democrat , nt New York. An
other re olutlon of similar purport has been
Introduced by Representative Sweet of Idaho.
Ni > Strlko In Onmhii.
There was no sign In Omaha yesterday
that Grand Master Workman Sovereign bad
called on the Knights of Labor to go out.
The majority of the laboring men In Omaha
who have > ald anything express themselves
as being thankful that they had Jobs , and
declare they will not go out until at any
rate the executive boards of thslr respective
organizations order a strike. Than It
would be f-lther strike or dismissal from the
organlxa'lon to which the nonconformist be
longed. The labor leaders Interpret Sever
eign's addrcc ns simply mi appeal and say
that the question of alrlklns can only be
determined by the executive board * of the
labor organization * .
Yoiiiig toi < n HlriH-t Cur Wen Out.
YOL'NGSTOWN O . July 11. All m l cm-
ployed by the Youngstown car lines itrurk
at midnight on account ot objectlonthle
ruc- | They alti * am a readjustment of
waif * Tuc stnUi iausis gi 'at menu-
First Train Cut of Cncramcnto Plungca
Through it with Fatal Results.
FOUR PERSONS KILLED AND FOUR INJURED
Engineer Ono of the Victims and the Bo-
inaindcr Were Regulars.
SOLDIERS NOW IN AN UGLY MOOD
Evidently Only Too Anxious for a Brush
with the Strikers.
A.R.U. MEN REPUDIATE RESPONSIBILITY
C'lnlm the Work Wa * Mono Ity I.aurlrfuSjm-
IMtliifiTM Hi-Krot It Not Only on the
tirountl of Its Inhuiimnity , Hut Ho-
nuno It Wilt Hurt Their tnuio.
SACRAMENTO , Cal. , July 11. Samuel n.
Clark , engineer ; Private Byrne. Private
Lubbenllng , Prlvnto Clnrk such U the list
of the men who were killed In the dorall-
iiicut of the train two miles and a half below
this city this afternoon. The Bounded are :
Private Daumler , Injured about head.
Private Wilson , left leg seriously lacerated.
Private Dugan , left arm cut oft .
Private Ellis , internally Injured.
Shortly after 6 o'clock this morning the
steamer Alameda , carrying the regular
t.roor > s. steamed up the river and landed at
the levee. They were met by several com
panies of militia , who had been ordered to
keep the crowd back , fearing an attack by
the strikers and thelr-ympathlzers. Shortly
after 7 o'clock the regulars and marines
marched to the depot , headed by Coliinel
Graham and staff. The usual rush of spec
tators took place , but they were quietly dis
persed. The strikers had abandoned the
situation , and were nowhere to bo seen.
Sentries were at once detailed to keep the ,
crowd at a safe distance , and the Catling
guns were placed In position. Shortly after
9 o'clock General Superintendent Fillmore
had a conference with Colonel Graham , and
when It was concluded the latter ordered his
officers to drive every ono out of the depot ,
Including newspaper reporters.
Division Superintendent Wright , with tha
aid of a switch engine , then cleared the main
track , and orders were Issued to take the
overland , which has been delayed here slnco
the inauguration of the strike , to San Fran
Samuel Clark , one of the oldest engineers
In the employ of the company , took charge
of the engine , acting under Instructions front .
Colonel Graham. Soldiers belonging to bat
tery L , Fifth United States artillery , accom
panied the train.
STRIKERS WERE SULLEN.
As the train pulled out of the depot there
was a silence among the strikers , who wera
evidently not In a bappy mood , and who fre
quently hinted that the train would not
reach San Francisco. Such proved the
truth. Shortly after the train left the de
pot word was received hero that It had be a
flred upon by the strikers and ditched. It
was reported that Engineer Clark was
killed by a bullst and several regulars per
ished In the wreck. Later advices , however ,
show that not a shot was flred. The strikers
had unsplked the rails for n distance of
about 100 feet and covered their dastardly
work with sand. Engineer Clark , notwith
standing that he was on the alert for such ,
cowardly tactics , plunged into the trap. The
engine was overturned and several cars were
upset. Engineer Clark was killed and Pri
vates Byrne , Lubberding and Clark met with
a similar fate. Private Daumler , who was
also on the engine when It upset , was seri
ously Injured about the head. Private Ellis
was hurt Internally and Is likely to die.
The train consisted of nine cars , live of
them Pullmans. On the engine were Pri
vates Lubberding. Ilyrnes , Clark , Dugan ,
Ellis and Wilson. The engine plunged
through the trestle and none of the men had
time to Jump and save themselves. Those
of the men" who were not Instantly killed
were weighted down with their heavy ac
coutrements and sank Into the muddy
water. Engineer Clark was pinned under
the engine and his body has not been re
covered. The trestle Was about eighty feel
long and was completely shattered. Fully
one-half of the filling was torn out. The
engine Is burled in the mud and water with
the four forward cars. Another car If
hanging over the edge of the embankment.
They were all mall cars , and none of tha
Pullmans were Injured.
Shortly after the report that the train had
been derailed was received Division Superin
tendent Wright ordered the wrecklnfj crew to
the scene. General Graham also sent a com
pany of cavalry to head off the strikers.
Shortly after 4 o'clcck this afternoon two
men were brought to this city and limned ! '
ately taken to the railroad hospital , where
their Injuries were dressed by Dr. Hunting-
ton. The regulars are In an ugly mood on
account Of the death and Injury to thelt
comrades and seem anxious for a skirmish
with the strikers. Many of 'them claim
that General Superintendent Flllmore as
sured General Graham that the road had
been carefully gone over and further de
clared that tie knew the strikers would not
resort to any ilozporate measures to win the
strike. It was not until he had assured
General Graham of the supposed good con
dition of the road that the latter consented
to send his men to assist the train to San
STRIKERS REPUDIATE THE ACT ,
Harry Knox , the > leader of the striken ,
has Issued the following :
"I desire to state In behalf of the A. R. U.
tint this order had not the remotest con
nection with the ditching of the train be
tween Sacramento and Oavlavlllo this After
noon , In which several people lost their
lives. Wo condemn this act as outrageous
and barbarous and entirely contrary to tba
spirit of the A. R. U. , which Is engaged In
an honorable struggle In the Interest of labor
and U opposed to violence or the sacrifice 01
human life. This act wa done by
sympathizers , and we rrgret It the more , as
It la calculated to Injure rattier than help
us. We sincerely trust that this Drat act
of violence will be the last. "
Orders were given this evening to extend
the guard lines tu K street , fully a block
from the depot. This In to prevent the
strikers from getting near the company' *
General Graham ban detailed I troop ,
Pour > h cavalry , to patrol the railroad la
the vlrlnity of the wreck ; and to arr * t all
suspiel us rliara'itra. The men. In the
troop art bat r avaliiat tht itrlkers * lnc tbf