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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, July 06, 1894, NIGHT EDITION, Image 1

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Attack an Incoming Train ia
Chicago Suburbs.
Peputy Marshals Fire on the
Frenzied Throng.
A NuC.cr Are Wounded Mol
Becomes Wild,
Totally Wr;eks the Train and
In All Parts of the Railroad
The Mobs Grow 31 ore Lawless
Every Hour.
Chicago, July G. The day opened
threateningly, and ominous signs were
visible everyvhere in Chicago. At an
early hour this morning mobs began to
assemble atot.t the junction points of
roads, and before 9 o'clock it was evident
that a great battle for supremecy was on.
Mayor Hopkins telegraphed hastily to
the governor ns-kioj for five regiments
of militia to .iid Liin in preserving the
peace. Thousands of people gathered
at Kensington, a suburb adjoining the
town of Puilmari and the junction of
the ilichigan Central and the Illinois
Central lines. There were no troops
there, .but the tracks were guarded by a
small company o United States mar
shals. Very soon a milk train arrived on
its way to Chicago and this was the
signal for hostilities to begin. The mob
began an assault and were met with
great vigor, by the marshals, who began
tiring niraost instantly. Two of the I
rioters were k lied outright and a number ;
w ere wounded. j
A mad frenzy seized the people and i
they rushed in and seized the niiik train j
and began toppling the cars over. They
then detached the engiue and ran it off a :
half a mile on the track, stopped it, re- j
versed it and opened the throttle wide j
md. drove it back into the mass of over- j
turned freight car? striking the cars with
fearful force. A frantic appeal was sent ;
at once to Chicago for assistance and
troops were d spa'.ehed to the scene.
Fifty tr!g!it Care Murned. j
At Buiiisk.e, a station three rnile3 i
near Chicago th in Kensington, fifty '
empty freight cars were standing upon
the track?. The mob sei lire to these and j
they were all practically destroyed.
Only a few of the south-bound roads )
attempted to dispatch trains and were j
waiting anxiously for developments, i
while the majority of the United Slates !
were calmly tenting in camp on the lake !
front waiting for the arrival of addi- j
tional troops from Fort Brady and Fort
These rami) in about 11 o'clock and 1
niaicupcl to the lake Iront and. went into
camp. The situation is better at St. Louis
today and more threatening at Chicago.
There is a general strike at Cleveland j
and 'he C. Sc 1'. road is tied up along its j
whole length. The Big Four is tied up j
Particular of the Kennlnton Riot.
Two strikers were killed outright and
others and tl ought to have been seri
ously injured in the riot in the Illinois
Central vardi at Kensington today. The
strikers began collecting on the tracks j
eaily, and at 10 o'clock 500 men were j
rushing up and down the yards over-
turning freight cars and destroying the ;
tracks in every manner possible. A force '
of about lot. I'. S. deputy marshals and j
Cook county deputy sheriffs were in the j
vicinity and charged the mob at various j
place, driviig small squads of men from j
the yards.
The strikers forces were rapidly re- !
cruited and oy half past ten, a thousand j
frautio men were howling ami throwing 1
htones over a stretch of tracks a.
mile in length. At that time the
Illinois Central milk train came steaming
plowly up fr ni the south attempting to
reach the city. The mob immediately
charged on it and in a trice the engine
was detached and the cars overturned.
The crew had already tied and the
strikers mounting the engine carried it
back a quarter of a mile, when opening
the throttle, they jumped from the cab
and the locc motive rushing f orward at
full speed, (.lushed into the wreck and
tore through the derailed cars until it
was thrown upon its side.
The Vlob iu Fall Control.
The crow 1 mounted the wreck with
exultant cheers and held high carnival
until toe fcrce of deputies prepared to
Af tney came on the run they
met with
shower of stones
and 4e'r-ag pins and halting, opened
lire. .Tut' a moment the mob wav
ered as the bullets cut their
the ranks, and then with a howl they
charged the little force of deputies,
which retreated to a safe distance to
await reinforcements. Police details
were hurried to the scene, and the riot
ers continued the derailing of cars while
waiting for the expjected attack, care
fully concealing the dead and injured
The idle mob resumed its work of de
struction at the stock yards this morning.
In the vicinity of Forty-third street and
Ashland a.'enuo cars were overturned,
switch ehj.nues burned and switches
tampered v--:t ;i. The police and deputies
effected li'tl3 restraint upon the lawless
throng. Tacre were no federal troops in
the neighborhood.
..lilliiK With Fire Wire.
The interference with the fire and po
lice alarm --olographic system was anew
and dangerous feature of the riot today
and the oBicrs were, ordered to arrest
aty oue caught in this kind of work. As
yet the damage to the wires is not 6eri
our. . i
The firemen employed at the Armour
establishment have gone out and the big
plant is left in' total idleness and the ma- j
chinery was obliged to shut down.
General Manager Alien said today
the Rock Island road would not at
tempt to move any trains today. This
applied to both freight .and passenger
traffic, !
The Rock Island officials today closed
all their ottices and locked them up. Ail
their clerks and otiice men were sworn
in as U. S. deputies.
A mob broke open three cars loaded
with general freight on the Wabash
tracks at -iota street early today and
were raided by the police and eleven
rioters were arrested.
There are now massed on the lake front
Ave companies of the fifteenth infantry,
live of various regiments from Fort
Leavenworth and two from Brady, troop
K,' seventh cavalry and battery E first
artillery about 000 officers and men.
Gen. Miles today said the mobilization
of the regular troops ou the lake front
was prompted by a beliet that their
presence near the business center of the
city was necessary. The idea was to fore
stall all concerted movements on the
part of the strikers against prjminent
down town buildings.
jt'o-ii eriut; load Carcasses.
One of the most serious aspects of the
strike from the standpoint oi the city
officials is that horses art1 living in the city
from 00 to 100 a day and there is abso
lutely no way of removing them. For
some days a train of these carcasses has
stood at Thirty-eighth street on the
Michigan Southern tracks, consigned to
the I'an Handle road, wh.ch is to carry
them to the establishment of the
Union Rendering company. 1 he carcasses
are festering in the sun and the health
of the community is seriously threatened.
The same is true in other localities,
where these carcasses are left because
the city cannot remove them.
At tho stock yards today there seemed
to be no attempt to bring iu any live
stock and the total receipts consisted of
three wagon ioads of lambs and two
cows from the adjacent farms. The train
of cattle r-ent out yesterday on the Michi
gan Central and over hich was such a
ttruggie was returned to tiie yards and all
attempts at shipment will be abandoned.
The shipments for the past week have
been limited to seven cars for Swift Sc
Co. and eleven for Armour Sz Co.
Had $i Permit I'rojil Deb.
This morning three mail trains on the
Fort Wayne road were sent through the
district between Forty-lift h and Fifty
fifth streets, where the blockade ex
isted yesterday. During the night
the freight cars that had I eon dumped
across the track were removed and
the trains were sent out without trouble.
P.irt of the mob charged a gang of work
men engaged in icing meat cars at 45th
street under t-uperviaion of Alderman
Carey. 11-3 showed the men a permit
from Debs allowing sucu work to be
done and the rioters b it.
Gov. Altgel 1 has ordered out the first
and sucoad brigades oi the state militia
commanded by Brigadier Generals
Wheeler and Welch.
The conference of labor unions at
Uhlrichs" hall adjourned at 1 o'clock. A
committee of three was appointed with
fiui power to act in the matter of calling
out labor organizations.
2 p. m. Tweufy-one freight cars are
reported burning on the Fort Wayne
tracks at 55th street by tiie mob.
The conference of labor leaders called
by President Debs today, was attended
by representatives from every union in
tho city. The tone of the talk was
stroneiy in favor of sup port in ? the strike.
An engineer ou tho Rjck Island, who
was reported to be stoned to death, is
said to have had several ribs broken, but
to be still living. His name is Grogau.
His engine was under a fusillade of
stones while running Irom Thirty-ninth
to Thirty-fifth street.
rJoi4 Numerou..
At 1 o'clock a mob appeared in tho
yards of the C. A. and commenced
overturning cars. The police were im
mediately called for.
1:'J0 p. m. A riot is in progress at the
union ib put. A mob i-i trying to ditch a
train. The union depot is u-ed bv the
Alton, the Burlington, the C. M. & St. I'.
and Pennsylvania.
'1 he firemen employed in the packing
house of .Nelson, Morris it Company,
Swift Si Co., and Armour !c Co., have
struck and were soon followed by the
steam litters in all three works. Meet
ings of all the labor unions ;n the city
will be held ou Sunday night, to ratify
tbe action of the meeting.
'-!;15 p. in. -A serious riot is reported
in progress at Fifty-tirst and the Rock
Island tracks. The mob the re is said
to be a big one.
Tried to lire Arnu.ur's Work.
No arrests were made by tha police of j
the parties who fired ttie cars this morn- j
ing. At attempt was made by the
strikers and their sympathizers to
burn Armour's warehouses in the
stock yards. Some one set tire to a car
load of coal standing back of the fertil
izing wurks and a blaze was soon start
ed. An alarm was turned in and an en
gine and hose cart were soon on their
way to Armours. The department had
no difficulty in subduing th-5 llames after
they got on the grounds. This act of in
cendiarism was deatutced on all sides.
At tli City Hall.
Military headquarters were estab
lished iu the city hali very fjen after the
militia was ordered out today. Brigadier
General Wheeler reported at the mayor's
oilice and all callers were excluded
while the two looked over maps and
outlined the work for the stale troops.
A mob attempted this afternoon to
overturn some cars on the Pan Handle
: road at Brighton Park. They were re
' siste i by deputy sher.ll's. and one of the
strikers named Charles Foot' was snot
in the neck by a do pat v. The wound
will be fatal.
One of the
men errested when the
Rock Island
was stoned, this morning
near Fortieth
Judge Moran.
street, was a son of ex
ile and another prisoner
up. Ti ev were in the
were locKea
crowd, but there is no evidence.
Heard That the Strlka Wat Off.
S. B. Fiel Is, chairman of the East St.
Louis strikers committee, arrived in the
city today with the story
that several telegrams tad been re
ceived ia East St. Louis yesterday
signed by ITesiieat Debs, order-
ing the strikers to return to work
Their authenticity was doubted, and Mr.
Fields came on to find that the suspi
cions were correct. The officers of the
A. R. U. blame the general managers.
Gen. utiles Says Hie Mere Are "Not for Po
lice Duty.
Chicago, July 6. When asked for a
statement of the situation from the posi
tion of the United States army, Gen.
Miles said: "If the order of Mayor
Hopkins is carried out there will
in my opinion, be no further
trouble. It is a plain and unmis
takable order to the police to
suppress all rioting, disperse all mobs,
and to stop the destruction of property.
If the police do this, and I believe they
can, there will be no further trouble any
where iu the city."
'Do you anticipate that this order will
be carried out?"
"Most certainly. I believe that not
only has Mayor Hopkins taken the right
step, but he will be obeyed, and the po-
; lice will use all their power to quiet these
I disturbances. We are certainly not doing
j police duty for the city of Chicago and
! until the police fail we cannot be expec
ted to disperse these mobs except when
we come in contact with them in protec
ting moving trains. Our action now de
pends upon the roads and our troops are
here to protect them and when they are
ready to move them we are ready to pro
tect them."
Sautu Fe Handling: r'rilit There A.
Telegram Friim It3.
Dknvkr, July 6. The strike on the
Denver it Rio Grande roai iu this city
has not yet gone into effect President
JeiTery is pursuing a waiting policy and
will not risk a general strike by employ
ing non-union men.
The A. R. U. leaders are hopeful that
the eugiueers, conductors and liremen
will join the strike when it is begun
President Ileberlien has received this
message from President Debs:
'Things coming hot today. General
managers licked now, but seem to be in
doubt whether to lie down, or not."
The Colorado Midland train was sent
out today as usual, that road still being
open. Passenger trains are running on
ali the railroads here, though the Union
Pacific is not running regular trains west
of Cheyenne. The Santa Fe and the
Denver it Gulf are receiving and send
ing freight.
Kumai City No Hotter off Tlma a. Week 1
Ago. j
Kansas City, July 6. The tie, up "is j
still extending at this poitit. The Kan
sas City, Frt Scott Sz -Cemphis was ad
ded to the list of suspended roads this
morning. All the firemen ou that
road went out.
This will probablv compel the M. K."i
& T. to siop running as their switching
was done by the crews of the Fort Scott
Sc Memphis.' The switchmen on the
few roads entering here that have not
yet been affected uy the strike, are show
ing uneasiness and it is believed that
they will go out some time today.
There is little if any- improvement in
the iervice of the Rock Island, Wabash
and C. ifc A. The Hannibal i; St. Joe, a
Burlington branch, is stiil inoperative.
The Santa Fe is making a good show
ing in its passenger trains iuand out, but
up this morning it had succeeded in
m ving only one freight train, although
it has been putting forth every effort to
move freight trains for a week. It was
confronted with a new obstacle today
when it had seven trains made up in the
yard and it couid not find any brakemen
who were willing to take them out.
tlOO M it Are Now on Duty on
CIiiM3:o loltce Force.
Chicago, July ti. Chief of Police
Bremiau was at his office unusually early
today, aud at once began making prep
arations for trouble, which he expressed
the belief would probably reach its cli
max today. "1 shall eoat once to the first
j precinct tatiou ou the lake front,"
1 said he, ''and swear in UUO extra police
I men.
"That will make the total of the police
I force about o,3 0. The new men will be
; armed and sent where most needed. It
! will probably be impossible to uniform
j them, but the strikers will know they are
! policemen.
! "Under instructions given by the mayor
j last night the police will prevent if pos
i Bible the gathering of crowds not only
near or on railroad property but every
1 where in the public streets. Their in
j sti uctions are explicit on this point and
they have been ordered to arrest any
I man who refuses to move on when or
dered. We will if possible give suck
protection that every railroad company
desiring to move trains may do so."
governor waiie T-ROTESTS
Against tlie Suspension of the Writ of
Habeas Corpus in Colorado.
Denver, July 6. Governor Waite,
who is indignant at the action of the
United States marshal iu ordering the
arrest of strikers without warrant, has
i wired President Cleveland as follows:
Grover Cleveland. President of the United
Stales, V asliiugton. D. t .:
Tne United Stales marshal at Denver has is
sued instructions lo deputies at La Junta and
Trinidad as follows: "Any vio.ator of injunc
tion order must be arrested without special
I warrant. Do not lake parties before local ctii-
cers. Allow no talk oil company property teud
! mg to cause irotihie. Arrest parties who eniri.iiH
i in talk, whether on or oif company properly,
which is intended to intimidate employes, or to
induce them lo uuit receivers' employment. No
; warrants are necessary for arrest of "any part.es
! violating injunction whetinr on company's
pr.per,y or elsewhere. l'ay no a ternion ;o he
I cat oilieers or magistrates. If ihey interfere
w i n you arrest them. Interference with you
will not be toiorated."
I lilted states Marshall Israel litis enlisted
and aimed over -2h: men as special deputies and
has rive companies of Unite i states troops :.nd
is carrying on war in Colorado regardless of
state rigiits. iliscieput.es arrest w.thout war
rants and are ordered to admit of no mterter
ence bv coi.uty or slate magistrates. By w hat
authority does Marshal Israel violate the con
stitution as to arre.ts and usurp your authority
to suspend the writ of habeas corpus in Colora
do? Davis 11. Waite,
Governor of Colorado.
The governor also sent the following
letter to Judge Ilaliet:
1 xecutive Chamber. Denver. July 5. lF4.
To Hon. Moses Haiieit, United Slates Dis.rict.
.judge, Denver, Colorado.
My DkahSik: I beg leave to call your at
tention to the instructions just issued by United
stales Marshal Israel to his deputies at 1-a
Junta, Triuiuad, and other points in the state.
These instructions were published this mornins
in Ilia Heaver daily paiers ami 1 am iulorineii
at the onlce of the United States marshal, that
they were published correctly. If these iu
stru.'tions were issued with your knowledge, or
if they are warranted by the order of injunction
issued out of your court. 1 most respectfully in
quire by what authority, either von, as district
jinlf;e. or United States Marshal Israel disregard
the clause in the I'nited Mates constitution in
reiatiou to arrests without due process of law,
or by direcnujf the deputy marshals to "pay no
attention to local officers or magistrates, if
they interfere with you arrest them : interfer
ence will not be tolerated."' practically suspend
in the writ of habeas corpus and threaten the
Judgments of state courts and sheriffs with ar
bitrary arrest witho it process for discharging
whai may be their sworn duties.
Vou took occasion a few weeks ago in a judi
cial proceeding iu your court to which neither
myself or any member of the stale administra
tion was a party, to denounce the present state
administration as composed of "imbeciles anil
anaicliisis." The events upon winch vou com
mented have passed into history and "the state
administration can well abide the verdict which
the future will pass upon the acf criticised.
Without clanu inir that tiie state administration
has made no mistakes, it has faithfully attempt
ed to sustain law and order aud to protect the
lives aud liberties of the people.
It has sought to prevent sheriffs from organ
izing private armies to overawe the jeopie. It
has sol l i 1 1 1 to prevent anarchy, and permit me
to say mat the most dauLrerous "anarchy" in
the state of slorado has been that of the Uni
ted Mates court in Denver, which lias allowed
the Vuued Slates marshal to enlist a private
army to suppress aliened state troubles,
of which neither the coumy or
state authorities had any notice, aud has
called into active service Timed States troops
without rciuesi of or not.ee lo the iroveriior of
the state, and is wa-ini; actual war m Colorado
w ithout any declaration thereof by the 1'uiicd
Stales or notice or knowledge thereof by the
slate authorities and in utter viola lion of law,
When it was deemed necessary to eatl out
military force the state administration culled
out ilie national guard the reutar citizen
soldiery, whose loyally to order and law cannot
I,, questioned. In contrast with this action of
i4ie stale administration is the conduct of the
United Siates marsh il. action under the imme
(aie supervision of the United Slates court at
1 quote from the "Rocky Mountain News of
Monday, .Inly 2. as follows:
"1 have been forced,'' sm id the United States
marshal, "to pick up all kinds of men, solar,
but since I have seen what kind ot men some of
them are. I am jio lit; to tie more caret ul hereaf
ter and 1 will enuajje only men who will li'jjlit.
1 don't care whether they are horse thieves,
liobos. or thii'-is, just so they will light when it
ts necessary."
And the jnd'Jte of this United States court rops
out of his way m a judicial decision lo malic
iously and falsely charge the present state ad
ministration with anarchism.
As governor of the state of Colorado, I enter
my most vigorous protest against tins invasion
ot the civil r.ghLs o! the people of this state by
tiie United Slates court al Denver aud Us mar
bhaf. Very Itespe nl uiiy mirs,
Davis II. Waitk.
Governor of Colorado.
FOUR killed.
Rulleliuft of tiie Strike I'p to Tiuao of
Cjroiuf to Pre4.
Chicago, July 6. At 2:30 this after
noon a passenger train on tho Baltimore
& Ohio which had been held in South
Chicago all night was started for the
city under the guard of several deputy
At Forty-third and Ash streets it was
met by a mob which got on train and at
the same time poured iu volley after
volley of stones. The trainmen aud dep
uties at once returned the lire and for
throe minutes a lively fusilade was kept
Four of the strikers were hit and were
carried off by their friends. None of the
trainmen were hurt, and tiie train pro
ceeded to the depot without further in
terruption. It was reported later that at
least tour strikers were killed iu the
fight aud several others injured.
A short time after the train had ar
rived at the depot tiie through train for
Isew York pulled out and was
compelled to stop at 3!Kh street
by a long line of blazing" cars
which had been fired by the strikers.
Several cars had also been thrown across
the track and were set on fire. The
train was compelled to return to the
At West Pullman this afternoon a mob
of twenty men came over from Pullman,
ordered the telegraph operator to close
his oilice, drove him out aud turned over
a lot of boxcars and blocked the Pan
Handle road.
Lake Shore Men Want an Objection
able Rule Rescinded.
Cleveland, July G. It is learned that
the grievance committee of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers on the
Lake Shore road, went to Chicago for
the purpose of obtaining a conference
with President ZSewell, who is in the
The engineers' business in connection
with the rule which was sometime atro
put in force by the Lake Shore virtually
holding engineers responsible for any
pecuniary ioss resulting from accidents
in cases where the company considers
the engineer negligent in duty.
The engineers will ask to have this
rule rescinded. The result of the con
ference is awaited with much interest,
as it may have an important bearing on
the present strike.
the Idea of State Rights Was Settled
In the War.
Washington, July G. Attorney Gen
eral Oiney was today questioned as to
his views "of the Altgel 1 letter to the
president lie said: "It is hardly worth
while to discuss at length the false prem
ises and tho illogical uon-sequiturs of
the Altgeld manifesto. As a campaign
platform, it is a safe prediction that the
author will be found to be the only per
son to stand upon it. Tho soil of Illinois
is the soil of the United States and for all
United States purposes the United States
is there with its courts, its marshals aud
its troops, not by license or comity, but
as of right. The paramount duty of the
president of the United States is to see
that the laws of the United States are
faithfully executed and io discharge of
thnt duty he is not' hampered or crippled
by the necessity of consulting any chief
of police, mayor, or even governor.
"In the present instance nothing has
been done and nothing ordered which
the moet captious criticism can condema
as any invasion of state rights. The
action of the national executive
ha3 been simply and exclusively
directed to the enforcement of the United
States laws, the execution of the orders
and the processes of U nited States courts
and the prevention of any obstructions
of the United States mails. The notion
that the territory of any state is too sa
cred to permit the exercise thereon by
the United States government of any of
its legitimate functions, never had any
legal existence, and as a rule of conduct
became practically extinct with the close
of the civil war."
Complete Tlenp of all the Railroads Kun
nltiy Into That City.
Cleveland, O., July 6. Slowly but
surely the great railroad strike is sweep
ing eastward. After an all night's ses
sion of the members of the A. It. U. in
which every road running into the city
was represented it was decided at au
early hour this morning to tie up every
line centering in Cleveland. By 7
o'clock the Big Four yards were report
ed dead with the exception of an occa
sional passenger train.
The night men had quit and the day
men failed to appear for duty. A like
condition of off airs prevailed on the
Cleveland, Canton Sc Southern road
where work ceased at an early hour aud
the yards were silent as the grave.
As soon as the long session of the A.
IU U. came to an end, numerous commit
tees were started out in all directions to
notify the men in the numerous yards to
quit work. At b o'clock the Lake Shore
men struck. Out of 4t yard crews and
engines, on that road in this city, only
one engine was working, and the men
said they had not yet been notified.
One or two passenger trains arrived
and departed during the early morning
hours, but as long freight trains were be
ing constantly pulled into the yards and
I deserted on the main track, it seemed
I probable that a blockade would soon re
! suit. The Cleveland and Pittsburg men
promptly stopped work when notilied to
do so by the committee, and at b:b(J a. m.
. only one crew out of thirty was at work.
The men who struck are exclusively
i switchmen, aud passenger trains will
only be affected by freight blockades,
j The engineers, firemen and trainmen
will not go on the strike, but the train
' men say they will not even couple up
1 their own cabooses to trains that might
I be made un. In other words they would
! perform none of the duties of the strik
j ing switchmen.
I Assistant United States Attorney Brins
! made the rounds early this morning, and
informed of the morning news he said:
i "I have received instructions from the
j attorney general of the United States
j to file a bill praying for an in
junction it it is absolutely necessary.
1 had hoped there would be no
occasion for any proceedings in the
United States court here, however it ap
pears that measures have been adopted
by the A. R. U. during the night, in this
city, loookinir toward the prevention and
I obstruction of the passage of the United
i States mails and that the interstate com
I inerce laws are being violated. I shall
therefore) file a bill in the circuit court
here in obedience to my instructions
from the attorney general at once, or as
soon as the names of the parties respon
, Bible can be learned."
almost to rirrsutiRG.
Strike lUnrhei Itmlroid Varili Twenty
Three Mites Weat of tliat'Citju
Pittsburg, Pa., July 6. The strike on
Pittsburg Sc Cleveland road has reached
Conway, twenty-three miles west of this
city, where the yards if the company
are located. All fre.;it trains are
tied up at that point. All the
through passenger trains from the west
were delayed this morning, the only
trains arriving being those made up at
Fort Wayne and Columbus.
In this city the situation is more alarm
ing than at anytime siuce tho strike was
inaugurated iu the west. the men on
the C. & P. road are expecting orders to
go out, but the prospect of striking has
not been received with enthusiasm by
the railroaders.
The St. Pan! and Duluth Road Involved
Duluth, Minn., July 6. The St Paul
& Duluth road has been drawn into the
strike here. All the switchmen quit
this morning and clerks and other em
ployes are making up trains.
Trains are going out on the Omaha
with scab firemeu. The .Northern Pa
cific is closed up tight and nothing is
moved. If the St Paul Sz Duluth tie up
entirely there will be a scarcity of pro
visions here, as nearly everything is
coming over that road now.
i A Senatorial Committee ucrtcentBtl
to 1 n-
j vfttttlsnte th Suhjecr.
! Washington, July G. Senator Allen of
! Nebraska, introduced in the senate to
! day a resolution for the appointment of a
committee of five senators, not more than
; two of whom shall be of the same party
i to consider the advisability or necessity
i of government ownership of railroads
! and telegraph and especially the existing
I troubles between employers and em
i ployes and what legislation is necessary
j to prevent strikes and locko'uta in the
; future. ,
I The Road Succeed In Getting- Trains
J started Today.
j CmcAOo, July 6. 3. p. m. The Lake
I Shore Sc Michigan Southern officials at
1 2 o'clock this afternoon announced the
i resumption of passenger service on their
j road. The tracks had been cleared of
obstructions and patrolled by the police
' and guarded by tho military and it is
j thought trains can be run with safety.
, Orders were issued to make up the
regular trains ana start them on sched
ule time.
The A. R. U. Men Tlixre to
Be Ordered
Out Today.
Buffalo, N. Y.. July 6. A telegram
has been received from President Debs
stating that the Buffalo members of the
A. IU U. wdll be ordered out inside of 24
hours. The railroad managers are grow
ing a little nervous over the situation,
though they profess ability to cope with
the strikers and contempt for their
Freight Shed
of the Mobile
Cairo, Ills., July 6. Two freight sheds,
350 feet and OOJ feet long respectively
and twenty-three freight cars were
burned at 10 o'clock this morning in the
Mobile Sz Ohio yards in this city. It is
supposed the fire was incendiary.
strikers Overawed at Sprinsfisld.
Sfkingfield, 111., July 6. The pres
ence of four companies of state troops
here has effectually awed the strikers and
the Wabash company today got one
passenger train east end oue west, both
guarded by troops. Th.9 trooj s
compelled to charge the strikers at v,
ous points. One striker caught c'.d
Culvers' sword and attempted totait
from him.
They "Won't I'ontpooe.
Cleveland, July t'.. The Christ
Endeavor committee of ninety-four h
a meeting today to consider the v, I . ;
biiity of postponing the convents n
the society, which is scheduled tt
mence in this city next Wedues l.i v.
was decided to hold on the day h"t"t
fore decided upon, the ttrike notvAitf
Sltuatlou at .loll ft.
Jolikt, Ills., July 0. 2:15 p. m. Th
A. It. U. met today and decided to i-u;
port the strike at Joliet. The ettg"uet
here have refused to work without the.
own liremen. The e:ii.-itn-i-rs w-t
ordered out by the A. R. un 1 at
holding a meeting to consider fae mat
ter. The Illinois Steel company !.
been compelled to shut down.
Flour Scarce In Iobll.
Mobii.k, Ala., July . While none
the local railroad employes are tnkin
part in the strike, the effect of tho t:
bargo is felt here. The stock of Hour i
Mobile will not last ten days. Mat i
getting low. BananaB are belling ! :
at ten cents a bunch.
Situation at Cleveland.
Clkvkland, July 6. At. 2 o'clock th
Lake Shore claimed to have a uutnl
of men at work in the eastern y u !
at Collinwood and 1ho Nickel I'll
had one engine at work. On ot her n.i :
aside from an occasional passt-ru e
train, traffic was at a btundstill.
Improved SIIumIIoh at I. a .Junta.
La Junta, Colo., July (i. The Sav
Fe ollicials announce thev will send
all regular trains for California,
strikers have been arrested here
taken to Denver including John A.
tin, chairman of the executive comii
of A. R. U.
Engineer and Fireman Killed.
Ottumwa, Iowa, July fi.--Tho l i t
MadUon passenger train going east !,i
night struck an obstruction litchinr th
engine and killing the engineer ; ;. .
man. It is thought to have been C
work of strikers.
Ptinmu Decline to TidU.
New Yuhk, July ti. George M. Pul
man declines to see reporters today or t
make any statement of the doito .
Mayor J. Hopkins that he ill return
Chicago and arbitrate with the striker
Tied I'p at KvauHVille.
Evansvii.i.e, lnd., July 0. I,uu i - v i i I
Evansville o; St. Louis Consolidated r ,,i
is tied up today- The mud is in t),
hands of receivers, appointed by tl.
United States court.
Mtik Train Wrerk-il at Ifnini !.
Hammond, lnd., July 0. The strtl ' i
here captured a milk train today bo.i.
for Chicago and dumped tin" cars t r
the ditch. Further rl Ring P lb.-we i.
PERSONAL i()S;.li'.
Mr. Ward McAllister wili wup
Lyman cotiage at Newport this v
Bruno (lan.sel of Chicng'j li n th
Stable sleigh in which 2s';.p.-.!eoii i
his terrible flight out of Itussin
Sir William Harcourt will r t ir
fhe lower court at the end of t!i -t?nt
session ami bo elevated to tin 1
of lords.
W. II. Wallace, who was made
master of Jefferson, O., by I'n-si
Jackson GO years ago, is still h.,1
the oflice. Ho is H-l years of ag.-.
The Marquis of Salisbury goes s.
tie into society that it is said I v.
tually unacquainted with b.nn nf
subordinate members of bislt,t i
The Princess of Wales lia- -birthday-
gii't in the form of :i bhi
for every past birthday to Mis. s
Thomits, aged 10G years, tin; .M--t
iu Wales.
Mrs. Eva M. Blackmail, who i
police commissioner of Le.iVf-nw
Knit., is the editor and pn.pri. i . .r
Populist ptiper called The Laimr iN
She is 27 years old.
The report flint Mr. (ilad-t-.ne
considering an invitation tovt-ii
United States is (ieiiii d by tie- i
Old Mau. He says that mi-li a
would be impossible.
One of th" lmitrruti! :ue
Henry W. Longfellow boro tie n o
Mercy Wiswall. On th' paternal
there wore lcbabod Wiswnll and l!
Peleg V;tdswort)i. ,,x- -uv: lv
neeted on his luothtr'n tddo was
1l:. Stephen It. lleggs of i ' ! . .
Ills., who is now ! 1 years of
1S:!1 delivered tho first Protest an
mutt ever heard at Fort I )-:u i :t, "
Chicago stands today.
t stir;
were Dr. Harmon, tie! pt
2o others.
Mrs. Avrc, wife of it
Belle Ottk, Mich., drove
town, tiought a coffin to,
digging of a grave, to be
called for. Two weeks
tn Wil
d p .; i i
left l.,.
later (,.
of apoplexy, and .both cofan and
were occupied.
. atider .Harried.
A dispatch from Leaven wot th
"General" John Sherman
the commonweal leader no
out followers, is t bo
this afternoon to Mi-s
Bell of Lansing. The ! rl ! is ml
of J. H. Bell, assistant cu-tudt.i'i
Leavenworth federal buillmv.
will go to Springfield, Mo., v. lo i
era! Sanders' parents live, and It.
to Washington.
Corbet t riayn Ham It ill in J
London, July G. James J. Co
his company have formed a 1
club in England, and are ; !a.
local teams in every city th
rive thousand people saw no
Sheffield team by a score
Corbett plays short stop.
A. It. I". .'Ici-tirii
There will be a big A. it- l
at the north steps of the slate h
overdue- at 8 o'clock. Prou.hi
U. speakers will be present.

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