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CONFEREES AT WORK
TARIFF HILL CO.NSIDKHEI) FOR SIX
HOURS WITHOUT PROGRESS.
Senators Contended that Cli.mgreK
Wo a Id Imperil the Pmsuge of the
Mennure Mllchrlst'a Successor.
WASHINGTON, July 9.-The first day
of the conference of the Democratic con
ferees of the two Houses was without
practical results or visible progress, so
far as can be learned. The conference
continue! for six hours and was uninter
rupted even for meals, but when an ad
journment was taken,after 6 o'clock, no
Item in the bill had "been finally passed
upon and, agreed to.
The day was devoted to a general dis
cussion of the main features of the bill
and the principal points of difference be
tween the two Houses. The conferees on
the part of the House of Representatives
pointed out the radical change In policy
involved In .the Senate's departure from
the free raw material platform and from
the ad valorem system, and asserted that
th3 Senate bill was not at all what the
country demanded in the way cf tariff
reform. The Senate representatives re
plied In effect that It might be true, and
might be admitted by Individual members,
to have proved the most radical bill that
could be passed In the Senate, and an
nounced a determination to stand for the
bill practically as It passed the Senate.
They asserted that to make any conces
sions for free raw material might en
danger the rassage of the bill when re
turned to the Senate. just as to have stood
by the House bill In this respect In the
beginning would have probably prevented
its passage in the first place. They also
contended that material reductions or
radical changes from ad valorem to
specific duties would delay if not endanger
final action upon the bill. The House
members, while admitting the force of
these suggestions, said the action of the
House might also prove uncertain.4
The conference meets again at 10 o'clock
to-morrow for all day session. Some of
the members desired a night session to
night, but Mr. Wilson's physical condi
tion was hardly equal to it. There had
been hope that the committee would make
lt3 first report to the House not latr than
next Friday, and possibly bv Wednesday
on verbal chansres to which all could agree'
Rut the conference to-day brought out
that the differences were too wide to hope
for thl3 preliminary report. On the con
trary, it wa practicalls- determined to
keep at work until all was finished, and
there Is little Indication to-day that it
could be accomplished thl week.
It was also practically concluded to-day
not to have a meeting of the full commit
tee, at which the Republican members
woull be present until the entire b'll was
finished. There I, however, a difference
of opinion on this point and this policy
may be changed.
NAVAL 11 ILL PASSED.
The Semite I)linrs of One Appropri
ation Menmure.
WASHINGTON. July 9.-After the trans
action of pome business of minor Im
portance, the Senate took up the navy ap
propriation bill. An additional appropria
tion of 122.25 was made on the amendment
of the commltte for a dry dock at Algiers.
La.
Mr. White called .attention to the action
C th committee in striking out the ap-
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Rates from Indianapolis, $3.1 for the
round trip. Tickets will be sold for above
special and all regular trains, of July J.
10 and 11, good to return until July 31. A
further extension to Sept. 13 may be se
cured by depositing tickets with Joint
agents at Cleveland. For further particu
lars call on L. J. Kirkpatrlck, Kokomo;
Harriet J. Wishard and C. J. Buchanan.
Indianapolis; also. Rig Four ticket ofllces.
No. l East Washington street, 3$ Jackson
Place and Union Station. Indianapolis.
H. M. RRONSON. A. G. P. A.
propria t:nn cf $",0,000 f.r a steam tur at
Mare Island navy yard, and had read a
letter from the Secretary of the Navy in
dorsing the necessity for the construction
of the tug. The appropriation was allowed
to stand.
Mr. Allen offered an amendment, which
was agreed to. providing- that all appoint
ees as. naval cadets shall have been actual
residents of the district from which they
are appointed for at least two years prior
to their appointment. The bill, as amend
ed, was passed.
The Senate passed a House bill to amend
the law relative to mining claims. It pro
vides for -the temporary suspension of the
requirement that a certain sum of money
shall be expended each year on mining
claims until a patent shall - have been
granted.
Mr. Rlackburn announced the death of
Marcus C. Lisle, of Kentucky, last Satur
day, and, after the adoption of the cus
tomary resolution, the Senate adjourned at
1:23 o'clock.
APPOINT3IEXTS.
Sherwood Dixon Succeed District At
torney MilcliriMt.
WASHINGTON, July 9. The President
to-day sent the following nominations to
the Senate:
Sherwood Dixon, to be attorney of the
United States for the Northern district of
Illinois; James McGuire, of Syracuse, to be
surveyor of the port of New York; Na
poleon II. Iaughlin, associate justice of the
Supreme Court, Territory of New Mexico;
William H. King, associate Justice of the
Supreme Court ot Utah. Postmasters R. I.
Greer, Whitehall, 111.; Ambrose Craddock,
Shelbvville, 111.; John C. Neltnor, Turner,
111.; Nun McCullv, Montpelier, Ind.: Wil
liam II. Llghtle, Gas City, Ind.
Attorney-general Olney said this after
noon that attorney Milchrist would con
tinue in office until the expiration of his
term, 'some time in August. The Attorney
general said he wanted it understood that
the nomination of Dixon was not made he
cause of any dissatisfaction with Mr. Mll
chrlst's course, and that, on the contrary,
the administration was pleased with it. lie
added that the administration regarded Mr.
Milchrist as a good lawyer and excellent
otlleer, and that he would continue In office
until the end of his term.
The Senate, in executive session, to-day
confirmed the following: Christiana a.
Schaefer, surveyor of customs for the port
of Wheeling: William Myer Little, of North
Carolina, consul at Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
(old Exporti DcerciiMliiK".
WASHINGTON, July 9.-The net cash bal
ance In the treasury at close of business to
day was $121,503,222. of which :5!,2U,40S was
gold reserve. This Is an Increase in the
cash balance since June 27 of nearly J7.3CO,
CW, and an increas? in the gold reserve
since June 23 of nearly $2.i30,0iH).
The Treasury officials are greatly encour
aged at the seeming cessation of the gold
export movement and th2 great increase in
internal revenue receipts, and are very
confident that these conditions, added to
the probable early passag? of the new
tariff till, will result in a large increase of
the cash balance in the gold reserve.
DUtrlct of Columbia Day.
WASHINGTON. July 9. This a3 Dis
trict of Columbua day hi the liouse, and a
bill to provide an immediate revision and
equalization of real-esta? values iu the
DUtrlct was taken up for consideration.
Most of the afternoon wa.s spent on this
bill, which was finally pased. The re
mainder of the dnv was devoted to a
street-railroad, bill, which was not disposed
of when the House, at 1:3. adjournal.
General Note.
Special to the Indianapolis .loarnal.
WASHINGTON, July 9. W. P. Rrenner
was to-day appointed postmaster- at Quak
er, Vermillion county, Indiana, vice J. A.
Kern, resigned.
Movement of Steamer.
NEW YORK, July 9. Arrived: Mississip
pi, from London; Werkendam, front Rot
terdam. QUEENSTOWN. July 9. Arrived: Weser,
from New York; Cephalonla, from Loston.
GLASGOW, July 9. Arrived: City of
Rome, from New York.
LIVERPOOL. July 9. Arrived: Indiara,
from Philadelphia.
GOTH EN HE RG, July 9. Arrived: Gothia,
from New York.
KINSALE. July 9. Passed: Michigan,
from Boston.
SCTLLY. July 9. Passed: Ve ndam, from
New York.
HAVRE. July 9. Arrived: Chicago, fiom
New York.
Dr. AY. A. HnuuuomPa Animal Extracts
Celebrine. for the brain; Cardine. for the
heart; Tcstlne, Ovarinc, etc. Two drachms,
$2.30. Henry J. Huder, Indianapolis, or
Columbia Chemical Company, V.'acalngton.
TRADE
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Unfortunate Shooting by Militia
Near Danville, 111.
Intended to. Frighten Riotous 3Iiners by
Firing" Over Their Heads, but the
Guns Were Not Held High Enough.
TWO INNOCENT WOMEN HIT
And an Unknown Man So Serious
ly Wounded He Will Die.
One of the Women, a Widow, Died Al
most Instantly, and the Other, a
Girl, Lived Only a Few Minutes.
FIREMAN ALSO FATALLY SHOT
3Iob Was Attempting to Obstruct
Passage of a C. & E. 1. Train.
Uiotiusr in Bureau County, Illinois Re
newed and Two More Stores at
Ladd Looted by Foreigners.
NEGRO MINER SHOT DOWN
Exciting Chase and Fight in the
Pennsylvania Coke Region.
Situation in the Coe.ir D'Alene Mining:
District of Idaho More Serious
Appeal for Keg-alar Soldiers.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
DANVILLE. 111., July 9. Two women
were killed and a man mortally wounded
by the militia this afternoon. The victims
are:
MRS. MICHAEL GLENN AN, killed by
a bullet.
MISS CLARA JAMES, hit In the right
breast; died almost instantly.
UNKNOWN MAN, fatally wound.nl.
The shooting occurred near Westville,
about six miles from here. The miners had
been rioting in this vicinity since yester
day afternoon. During last night a num
ber of freight cars were destroyed inHha
Eastern Illinois yard3 by Incendiary fires.
This forenoon a number of cars were de
railed at Grape Creek, on the Shelbyvllle
branch. When the wreckage had been
cleared the inbound passenger train pro
ceeded without molestation until Westville
was reached. When it stopped there it
was surrounded by a crowd of miners and
held. Word was telegraphed to Danville
and a special train with a company of the
State troops started at once for the scene
of trouble.
About one mllo from Westville a large
crowd of miners had collected, and upon
the approach of the train bearing the
militia began warlike demonstrations. Sev
eral pistol shots were fired at the soldiers,
who returned the fire, shooting over the
heads of the mob frcm the train, merely
intending to scare the rioters. Miss Clara
James, the seventeen-year-old daughter of
Jonas James, vas standing in the doorway
of her home. A bullet struck her just
below her right breast, and she died almost
Instantly. Mrs. Michael Glennan, a widow,
standing In her own yard, was also struck,
and died in five minutes. An unknown man
received a mortal wound, and will die be
fore morning. After the shooting the mili
tia left the train and charged the crowd,
securing three prisoners. Then the crowd
dispersed and, no further resistance being
offered, the troops returned to their train,
which had been coupled in front of the
passenger, and the train continued without
further delay.
A nonunion brakeman named H. M. Sean
ley, who came here on the-local freight
taken from Terre Haute this evening, was
fatally shot in the neck this . evening.
There are two or three different reports
jibout the affair, and it is difficult to ascer
tain whether or not he fired the first shot.
Battery A left here for Chicago this ev
ening. Another battery is expected to ar
rive here from Anna to-night.
llllnoi.H In it Hail State.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., July 9. Illinois
seems now to be the storm center of labor
disturbances. In addition to all the trou
ble at Chicago and vicinity striking miners
and railroaders are causing disturbances in
other localities throughout the State. Pres
ident Cable, of the Rock Island, wirrl
about the dangerous situation at Spring
Valley, and asked that troops be retained
there, to which the Governor has assented.
Sheriff Levy, of Macon, wired for guns and
ammunition, and the Mayor of Tuscola has
made requisition for guns. Sheriff Coe, at
Pontiac, and Mayor Sampson, of Mlnonk,
also wired urgent requests for guns and
ammunition, and In response to these re
quests the Governor has sent fifty rifles and
ammunition to each of these points. An up
rising is Imminent in Grundy county, and a
force of deputy sheriffs have gone to Coal
City to quell it. A mob of foreigners
stoned a Santa Fe train there to-day and
hundreds of Italians from other points are
congregating near there, buying arms and
making threatening demonstrations. At
Morris the G. A. R. and Sons of Veterans
have been asked to assist the sheriff. The
English-speaking miners voted to go to
work, but the Italians drove them out of
town and threatened to kill them if they
go to work.
Gone lo Chicago.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
PARIS, 111., July 9. Company H, Fourth
Regiment, of this city, waa ordered to re
port at Chicago this afternoon. The com
pany left at 9:20 this evening with fifty
eight men under command of Captain Mc
Farren Davis, by special train over the
I Vandalia via Areola, This is a good turnout
SHOT TOO LOW
for the Paris Light Infantry, as It has
only sixty-four enlisted men.
.1.
TERRORIZED HY FOREIGNERS.
People of llnrenu County Armlns
3Iore Store Looted.
LADD, 111., July 9. Two stores were
looted at this place this afternoon by four
hundred foreign miners. The city is being
guarded to-night by fifty deputy sheriffs,
farmers and miners. The national banks
have removed their valuables from the city,
and many of the business houses have
closed temporarily. Reports from the sur
rounding districts are to the effect that
the Anarchists of Peru, La Salle and other
towns are moving toward Spring Valley
for a midnight attack on the place. The
town is now guarded by j two militia com
panies and 123 deputies. One hundred extra
deputies from Princeton Viave been ordered
to Spring Valley, and they will arrive dur
ing the night.
Half the population of Bureau county Is
remaining up to-night in Ihe various towns
receiving the latest reports from the scene
of trouble. The greatest apprehension Is
ftlt for the safety of ths men who have
gone forward. Ninety deputies are on
guard at Seatonville to-night; Everything
is quiet at that point, as it Is thought a
large part of the m;n have left the- place
for Spring Valley. Home guards are being
organized in a dozen different points in
this vicinity.
At Wyanct a guard of eighty men is at
the City Hall to-night. The citizens are in
a high state of excitement. At Tisklhva,
six miles south of here, a similar state of
affairs exists and two companies of thirty
men each have been organized. Other
towns having organized forces ready to
move at once are Maiden. Arlington,
Imoille, Walnut, Euda, Neponset, De
pew, Bureau and Iocoy villa. All last
night and to-day scouts on horseback have
been out from each town on the public
highways watching all means of approach
to the various towns. The rioters have
cut the telephone and telegraph lines to
such an extent that it 1:5 difficult) to get
news throughout the touity from the min
ing towns. Between Spring Valley and
L?.dd and Lcccyville not only the wires
have been cut, but' the poles as well either
pulled out or cut down.
RIOT AT SCOTTOALE.
Xegro Killed lit u 11 lit with Police
itllli i.ttti.'.'llS,
F.COTTDALE, Pa., July 9. Seottdale is
the scene of the wildest excitement to
night, as the ret-ult of a fight between the
negro coke workers and the town authori
ties. One negro is fatally shot and will die
before morning.
This afternoon three negroes came into
town from the Painter coke plant. The
strikers, cn getting sight of them, set up
a howl and ran the men almost to their
homes, throwing stones and making every
kind of threats. When the negroes reached
home they raised an excitement among
iheir m-ighbors at the plant, and forty of
thorn started for the strikers. Six Hungarian.-;
were found near the plant and were
badly eaten, and a rush was then made
;'or Seottdale, the maddened negroes enter
ing the Uwn, each nrmed with clubs
and revolvers. A fight was soon on
between the negroej and the police
authorities. The colored men commenced
shooting. The officers called upon the cit
izens for help, and a rush was made for
the negroes, when they all took to their
heels and ran out of town. They were fol
lowed by three or four hundred citizens,
who gave them close pursuit in the face of
volley after volley of shot from revolvers
In th3 hands of negroes. When two hun
dred yards out of town one negro fell, shot
In the head, while the others made their
escape.
Word has been received from the plant
that the negroes are arming themselves
with Winchester rifles and will return to
town to rescue their comrade taken in
charge of by the police. The citizens are
in a fever of excitement. The Son3 of Vet
erans headquarters has been looted of
lis guns, and every firearm to be found has
been brought into requisition. Ths iron
workers in the mills are in sympathy with
the strikers and swear vengeance against
the negroes if thsy return. The streets are
now filled w ith a howling and angry crowd,
and the peace of the town Is greatly threat
ened. VEGHAXCH OF MIXERS.
Origin of the Trouble in tlie Couer
R'AIent District of Idaho.
WALLACE. Ida.. July 9. The trouble
which resulted in the killing of John Knee
bone, a blacksmith at the Gem mine, July
3 originated in his giving damaging testi
mony against the strikers in their trials
for rioting here two years ago. A month
ago he and about thirty others were black
listed by tha miners' unions of Gem and
Burke and their employers were requested
to dispose of them. The mine owners re
fused either to discharge or protect them,
allowing them to take their own chances.
On July 2 about fifty masked men armed
with rifles went to the town of Gem and
shot Kneebone. Other men whom they
saw in the mine3 were warned to hide
themselves. They took Superintendent
Knell an j . William Crummer, the mine
foreman, and two others and marched
them to the Montana line, where they
made them take an oath never to return
to the Couer d'Alene country again. Then
their captors returned to Gem and Burke.
Governor McConnell offers $1,000 for their
conviction. Both Wallace and Wardner
have been In a condition of suspense and
distrust for the past four days, as other
threats have Ken made. Every citizen is
taking precatu:ons for his own protection.
AH the mines except two have closed down
and these are likely to close. An attempt
was made to blow up the Bunker Hill
Electric power house yesterday morning,
but It fe.iled. The tewn is bein? guarded
by the local company of the national
guard, deputy sheriffs and special police
men. William Murphy is the latest man
ordered to leave tha country. II walked
to Osborn yesterday and took a train for
Spokane this morning. He was given until
midnight to leave. The men who ordered
John Davis out Friday were arrested last
night charged S i disturbing the peace.
An inquest on the body of John Kneebone
will be held to-morrow.
WASHINGTON. ui' 'J. Neither of the
Idaho Senators nor the federal authorities
here know just what 13 j:oing on in the
Cour D'Alene mine, no information hus
been received further than that in Gov.
McConnell's telegram. It was decided to
crder the troops at Fon Sherman to pro
ceed to Wardner. near the scene of trouble.
The federal ofilcer3 in Idaho were tele
graphed for further Information in order
that definite orders may oe given the tvoops
on thir arrival.
Horned 1- Striking Miner.
ASHLAND, Ky., July 9. The drum sheds
at the mouth of Mine 7 of the Ashland
Coal and Iron Railway Company at Grant
were burned early to-day by striking Car
ter county miners owing to the announce
ment by the company that all men occupy
ing their property and not complying with
their terms would be evicted to-day.
Trial of I he Cruiser Minneapolis.
PHILADELPHIA, July 9. The cruiser
Minneapolis sailed for Boston from Cramp's
shipyards, at 3 o'clock this afternoon, on
her official trial trip. She will lay off quar
antine and have her compasses adjusted,
and Tuesday morning will be under way for
the testing course. Thursday she will make
a preliminary run over the course, which
is between Care Ann and Cape Porpoise.
The course is a fraction less than forty
four knots, and to meet the requirement
of the four-hour run under forced draught
it must be twlc? sailed. This will not be
done until Saturday. The contract for the
building of the Minneapolis was filed on
Aug. 31, 1D1, the stipulated price being
J2,cy).0t'0. The ship 13 guaranteed to ac
complish a Fpeed of twenty-one knots an
hour, and for each quarter knot over this
developed in tho official trial the govern
ment will pay a premium of $00,0oo.
AID FOR DEBS
Chicago's Allied Trades Unions
Will Strike on Wednesday.
General Master "Workman Sovereign
Will Also Attempt to Call Oat All
Knights of Labor iu the Country.
G0MPERS EXPECTED TO AID
Labor Federation Leader Sum
moned West for a Conference.
Action of the Chicago Unions Contin
gent on Failure to Secure a Settle
ment with the Pullman Company.
ARBITRATION NOT POSSIBLE
Committee of Conncilmen Re
butted by Vice President Wickes,
Who Informed the Would-Be Peace
makers that the Boycotted Com
pany Had Nothing to Arbitrate.
CHICAGO ALMOST PEACEFUL
No Serious Riots Yesterday and
Trains Moving More Regularly.
General Miles's Instructions to His Sol
diers Auother Statement from
Debs Incidents of the Strike.
CHICAGO, July 9. The wheels of com
merce still lag at the bidding of the Amer
ican Railway Union; nevertheless' the war
cloud which has overhung this city and
this. land for the past ten days shows dis
tinct signs of lifting. Instead of storle-s
of additional railroads tied up at various
points throughout the country to-day's dis
patches, almost without exception, "bring
advices of strikers returning to work and
an increased resumption of traffic, amount
ing In some places to a return to normal
conditions.
The day In Chicago passed without a se
rious conflict between the rioters and the
armed forces now on duty here. The feat
ure of the day was the action, early this
morning', after an all-night session, of the
federated trudes unions of Chicago In de
ciding to call out all Classes of labor cn
Tuesday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, unless
Geo. M. Pullman should have agreed be
fore 12 o'clock of that day to settle the
differences between his company and his
striking employes or otherwise. For rea
sons not known to the public General Mas
ter Workman Sovereign, of the Knights of
Labor, and his advisers subsequently de
cided to postpone the general walkout and
paralytic stroke which they proposed to
Inflict upon the business of Chicago until
7 o'clock Wednesday morning. Late this
afternoon, however, the announcement was
made that President Samuel Gompers, of
the American Federation of Iabor, had
called a meeting of the executive commit
tee of that organization, to be held In this
city on Thursday; and that he would leave
New York for Chicago to-morrow evening1.
In view of this it is not believed that the
federated trades of Chicago will take pre
cipitate action before consultation with
him. As President Gomper3 cannot reach
Chicago before Wednesday night. It will
be Impossible to decide on a line of action
to be pursued before Thursday, and prob
ably if it should finally be resolved to de
clare a general strike of all these com
bined forces it could not be put into effect
before Friday morning. In this connection,
the interesting question arises whether or
not, if President Gompers allows himself to
be hauled from New York to Chicago by
nonunion engineers and firemen, his visit
will be of any particular profit. One labor
leader in Chicago said to-day that If he
did so he might as well stay in New York.
Another feature to be noted in connec
tion with the meeting: of Chicago's fed
Crated labor unions 13 the fact, which was
developed, that there was In the meeting
a large and influential conservative ele
ment whose action had practically blocked
the plans of the more hot-headed leaders
until the latter, In the excitement conse
quent upon the reading of President Cleve
land's proclamation, were enabled to
stampede them and carry the strike reso
lution. Therefore there Is reason to Be
lieve that even If the order for a general
strike finally goes forth, many of those
to whom It is directed will decline to
obey It. that, with the men already
made idle by the effect of the tie-up, the
walk-out will not be nearly so important
as anticipated by the leaders.
REBUFFED BY WICKES.
What effect. If any, the action of Vice
President Wickes, of the Pullman com
pany, this afternoon In refusing In the
most positive manner to even meet a
committee to consider the question of
arbitration, will have upon the final de
cision of the labor leaders and their fol
lowers remains to be seen. At 2 o'clock
this afternoon a joint committee of the
Council and Federated Trades Unions
called on Mr. Wickes and asked him to
consent to the appointment of a committee
of five citizens whose function should be
not those of arbitrators, but the de
termine whether or not the Pullman com
pany had anything to arbitrate. It was
suggested that the committee should con
sist of two citizens chosen by the com
pany, two of the Circuit Court judges and
one by these four. Mr. Wickes stated at
the outset that arbitration was impossible,
but " listened while Alderman McGiflen,
chairman of the committee, talked of the
gravity of the situation and urged ihat
the company take steps looking to an
amicable. settlement of the rtrlke. At the
close of the interview Mr. Wickes retired
with hl3 attorney, and, returning after a
brief consultation, declared that the com
pany could not receive the proposed com
mittee. Alderman McGlllen again urged
that the company receive the committee,
and intimated that a corporation which
derived the benefit from the government
as the Pullman company, should be willing
to make some concessions for the welfare
of the city and State.
"We have nothing to arbitrate." MrT
Wickes replied; "we cannot receive such
a committee."
To-nlghfs action of the City Council In
respect to President Cleveland's order
bringing federal troops to Chicago was
forestalled by a large number of indorse
ments of his action sent him by prominent
business men of the city. The list of sig
natures Included those of almost every
conspicuous merchant, manufacturer anl
banker of Chicago.
Touching the situation in general, it ma
be said that In Chicago the road3 were all
doing better than on any previous day
since the strike began. Tassenger 5 rains
were moving: with more or less regularity
and some freight traffic has been cared for.
A large number of striking freight hand
lers of the Illinois Central returned to
work and other roads noted accessions
to their operative forces.
At St.' Louis, Kansas pity and Denver It "
was reported that railroad business had
about returned to normal conditions.
Nashville also reported an Improvement.
About the only points at which the strike
managers showed any gain were In the
partial walkout of firemen at Fort Scott.
Kan., the freight men on the Kanawha
& Michigan at Charleston, W. Va.. and the
strike of the American Railway Union
men on the Big Four at Mattoon. It will
thus be seen that at the leading" railroad
centers the strikers have made percepti
ble losses, while their gains are at com
paratively unimportant points.
Regulations which prevailed in the gov
ernment building to-day were a near ap
proach to martial law. Deputy marshals
were stationed on every floor and every
body was challenged who could not show
that he had business in the building.
To-morrow's sunrise will see in this city
one thousand more federal troops than
there were this morning. These, with the
forces already In the field, it Is believed,
will be able to-morrow to make a further
betterment In the conditions In this city,
and the mobilization of troops and marines
at San Francisco and of regulars at other
points on the Taciflc coast will suffice. In
all probability, to start traffic on the trans
continental lines.
ACTION OF LABOR LEADERS.
Allied Trades Unions Decide to Sup
port Debs.
CHICAGO, July 9. If the Pullman Car
Company does not come to an understand
ing with its ex-employes before 7 o'clock
Wednesday morning the allied trades of
Chicago will be called out at that hour
in support of the Debs boycott.
Probably never before In the history of
this country was a meeting of organized
labor called together, that was fraught
with more Importance than that which met
at Ulrich's Hall last evening. That all was
not harmonious, notwithstanding fiery
speeches by Messrs. Sovereign, of the
Knights cf Labor, Debs, of the. American
Railway Union. McDride, of the miners,
and other labor leaders, Is evidenced by
the fact that It w:as 4 o'clock this morn
ing when the convention finished balloting,
on the proposition to strike. The question
was decided in the affirmative by an over
whelming vote, however, and the above
ultimatum propounded. A committee of
seven waa appointed to wait on Mayor
Hopkins to endeavor to have him make a
last effort to bring about arbitration.
The committee is composed of J. W. Has
tie. T. J. Elderkin, E. J. Lindholm, J. J.
Ryan, James Currle, A. Cattermull and
Thomas I. Kidd. Nearly every trade in
the city will be affected, including the
street car men.
Shortly before 2 o'clock a motion was
made providing that George M. Pullman
be ariven until 4 o'clock this afternoon to
decide whether he would submit the differ
ences between the company and the former
employes to arbitration. If he refused to
comply with the demand then the strike
was to be considered on. Some of the
delegates wanted to leave the matter un
tlecided and take the final action after Mr.
Pullman and the railroad managers had
declined to arbitrate. Earnest speeches
were made on both sides of the question,
but it waa voted down on a viva voce
vote. A motion was then made to call
out every union at 7 o'clock Wednesday
morning unless meanwhile some adjust
ment could be made with Pullman, and
on roll call this was adopted.
It is understood that this move Is much
less important than was at first supposed,
for several reasons. First, it is claimed
that a number of the unions, including the
Erinters, the marine engineers and the
rickmakers. will refuse to be bound by
the order: second, a very large percentage
of the other men are already idle because
of the general shut down which has re
sulted from the coal famine.
The following resolutions were passed:
"Whereas, The struggle of the American
Railway Union against coriorate oppres
sion and starvation wages has won for it
the sincere sympathy of organized labor;
and.
"Whereas, The trade and labor unions of
the city of Chicago belonging to the Amer
ican Federation of Labor have pledged
their support to the' members of the Amer
ican Railway Union, and,
"Whereas, The gravity of the situation
has become such as to necessitate the pres
ence in this city, the headquarters of the
pre-sent battle for labor rights, of the chief
of the great labor organizations of the
country: therefore
"Resolved, That the unions affiliated with
the American Federation of Iibor repre
sented in this conference declare that the
immediate presence of Samuel Gompers in
Chicago i3 imperative a.nt of mors im
portance than his presence In New York;
and
"Resolved, That the officers of this con
ference be Instructed to notify President
Gompers to that effect, and request that
he come West at once.
"Resolved, That a committee of twenty
one be appointed by this meeting to wait
on the City Council and request that it de
mand of President Cleveland that he with
draw from the city the United States
troops now in our midst."
The following letter was ordered sent to
Governor Altgeld:
"In view of the occupation of the State
of Illinois by armed forces of th? United
States without proper demand having Ivpcii
made by the constituted authorities of the
State and in dellance of the Constitution,
we insist that your Excellency take
legal steps to compel the withdrawal cf
said army forces at once, and pledge your
Excellency the support of the law-loving
organized trades in Chicago in the accom
plishment of this result."
Thomas I. Kidd. secretary of the Nation
al Wood Workers' Union, was elected pres
ident, and Harry Mccormick, cf the Car
penters' Council, secretary. Among the
leaders present wera J. 1L Sovereign, of
the K. of L.; E. V. Debs, of the A. R. l;
George Howard, vice president of the A.
R. U.; James McRride, president of th?
National Mine Workers' Union: W. R.
Preseott, president of the International Ty
pographical Union; James Mahan, presi
dent of the National Organization of Street
car Men; M. 11. Madd?n, of the State Fed
eration of Labor; Richard Powers, presi
dent of the Stamen's Union; James O'Con
nell, president of the Machinists' Organi
zation, and E. G. Martin, of the executive
board, K. of L.
The committee of seven, appointed by the
labor leaders, called upon Mayor Hopkins
promptly at 10 o'clock to-day. The men
asked him to arrange for a citizens' com
mittee, drawn from influential business
men, which should undertake to force Pull
man to Hubmlt to arbitration. Mayor Hop
kins referred them to the committee ap
pointed for this burpose by the City Coun
cil a week ago, and th?y arranged to meet
that committee at 1 o'clock. They told tne
Mayor they were under orders to report
early Wednesday morning.
Grand Master Workman Sovereign, of
the Knights of Iabor, sail this
morning he had determined to de
lay the order for a strike of
Ms ord until Wednesday. He said: "I
make this postponement to await the out
come of the tight among Chicago trades
unions. I do not consider it Impossible that
the tremendous importance of a paralyx's
of Chicago's industries will force Mr. Pull
man and the railroads to meet the railway
men half way in measures for a settle
ment. It Is high time that public sentiment
should move the corporations to arbitrate
Mr. Debs has all along evinced his will
ingness for arbitration, and the general
managers should assume that manner, too.
As soon as the result of the conterence be
tween Mayor Hopkins and the union com
mittee is known then we shall take up the
question of calling out the Knights of La-
(Conttnucd on Second I'nsc.)
TOO
ACTIOS
Strong Resolutions by a Mass
Meeting in Hammond.
renounced the Firing? by Federal
Troops Ihat Resulted in Sunday
Unfortunate Tragedy.
AN AFPEAL TO CONGRESS
Want Blame Located for Sending
Soldiers to Lake County.
Representatives Called oa to Ifcko De
mand for Damages In Behalf of
Charles Fleischer's Family.
ALSO INDORSE ALTGELD
Indiana Militia Now Commands
the Situation There.
Blockade Broken and Trains 3XovInsrf
Each Bearing a Detachment of
United States Troops.
TROUBLE AT FORT WAYNE
Engineers Pretend to Being
Afraid of the New Men.
Big: Four Seriously Ilandlcapcd
iiiners Obstructing: the C. & E. I.
Got. Matthews Commended.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
HAMMOND, Ind., July 9. At a largely
attended meeting of the citizens held la
Germania Hall to-night, the following reso
lutions were adopted:
"Whereas, Our city has bee for some
days in a state of great excitement owinj
to recent strikes, lawlessness and the shoot
ing down of innocent citizens by the fed
eral troops of the United states, and cer
tain reports have gone out that are design
ated to bring reproach on the good xxaino
of our city; and,
"Whereas, Reing Impressed with a ensa
of justice ever present in the cause of law
and order, and believing In supporting the
Constitution of the State of Indiana and of
the United States; therefore, as citliens
of the city of Hammond and the State of
Indiana, la mass meeting assembled, be It,
"Resolved, That we denounce, the senJU
ln;r of the federal troops of -:e --Unif
States to assist in qut?um a isturixn
in our State until -th? civil and State au
thorities have exhausted their resources.
"Resolved. That we condemn the shooting
by the federal troops into the crowds of
peaceable citizens, including women an!
children, assembled on our public streets,
causing the tragedies of Sunday last, as
reckless, uncalled for end wanton; -and we
demand of our Representatives and Sena
tors in the Congress of the United States
to at once Institute proper Inquiries into the
cause of the killing of Charles rietscher
on the Sth day of July. IbOl. by United
States troops at Hammond, and to the
end that in the event the acts are found
to be criming that Just punishment may
be administeitd to the -guilty larties; and
we abk that proper compensation bi given
by the government to the widow and chil
dren of said decedent on account of her
widowhood end their orphanage, caused by
the act of said troops. . ,
"Resolved. That we heartily indorse the
conduct of Mayor Hon. Patrick Reilly and
our sheriff, Charles H. Fredertch, as omcers
during the trying times we are now passing
through as wise, patriotic and humane,
and having full coniMence In their Integ
rity and patriotism, wisdom and prudence,
and a desire to comply with the law, tha
United States troops should have reported
to one or the other of them and been sub
ject to their order instead of the railroad
companies'. Had they don the tragedy
of last Sunday would undoubtedly hav
been avertci RonBRT GRKGOUTf
"J. M. TAUT MANN,
"RHV. H. M. PLASTER,
"REV. A. 1L DCLONG.
'Committee.
To there resolutions the followiDg amend
ment was added: ,
"Resolved, That we indorse the brave,
manlv, true and patriotic protest of Gov.
Altgeld. of Illinois, against the Invasion ot
his State by the United States army, by
order of President Cleveland, without hav
ing first procured the request or consent
of the State, county or municipal authori
ties." The amendment did not meet vrlth euch
hearty approval of the audience as did th
original resolution, but.it was carriel and
tacked on to the resolutions. Many per
sons on the streets and the business houses
throughout the city are denouncing the res
olutions as amended, and say they never
should have been adopted. The coroner to
day held an Inquest on the body of Charles
Flescher, who was killed by the poldiera
yesterday, and his verdict was that the
"decedent came to his death by accident,
occasioned by soldiers of Company D, Fif
teenth Infantry, U. S. A., shooting wanton
ly end carelessly Into a crowd of pcaceabls
citizens."
President Shields of the local A. R. XL,
sail in the presence of a Journal reporter
that he thought the boycott might b
raised to-nisht; that he had received a
letter this afternoon from the general union,
that a committee would meet In Chicago
to-night to arbitrate the Pu;iman matter,
and that he had received the word that
woull bo flashed over the wires in case
the committee acted favorably. He further
said that If the strike continued another
week the whole country would be up In
a'rms. That to-morrow morning every
Knight of Labor in the United States
would be called out unless the committee
referred to should come to fome under
standing. There is a rumor lat? io-nf?ht thr.l a
attempt would be raali 1 1 b;ow t:p the rit
station, and General Hobt'.ns has detailed
an extra puard and p'acel it arounl tho
building. IJvery train to-night ever the
Michigan Central haa oiri:ed UnJJrd States
troops as guards. The other roius have
been guarded by d.puty United S;atts
marshal. The Geor;: 11. Hammond Com
pany has placed a guarl of tv liv.ridrM
employes around h.'j building to urtYtnt
any one from settlirj it on fire. la addi
tion to the guards th State tro v aimust
surround the !uil lln;;s. At 11 o'clock to
night the streets ar comparatively de
serted, except thit r.ow and ;?ie.i a de
tachment of the iro.j;n marched by t re
lieve some of the guard.
MALITJA AT IIAMMOMl.
Ailjtitnnt General Rohfilua and Men
Xov lit Cliar;;.
Special to the Indlanajolis Journal.
HAMMOND. Ind., July 9.-ThIs city 1j
to-day undt-r the protection of the Suae of
Indiana, livery thine was ;ukt, anl ther
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