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Both in Illinois and Colorado Not
Ordered Out to Protect Mail
Trains-Cleveland.Olney and
Lamont in Consultation.
Chicago, July 2.—As a result of the
general tie-up of the stock yards railroad
£000 meu aud 400 girls employed in the big
packing houses were laid off this morning.
During the early morning the Burlington
road succeeded in bringing in five trains of
live stock, each train containing thirty
cars, 'rhe receipts of live stock at9 o’clock
were 8000 cattle, 9000 hogs and about 2000
sheep, nnd these were killed today for
local consumption. No coal has been re
ceived at the stock ynrds since last Thurs
day, and orders were issued this morning
for a general clean up, preparatory to shut
ting down the packing houses tonight.
At noon 7000 more employes ol the pack
ing houses were laid off, making fully 80
per cent of the employes now out. There
is nothing for them to do and the houaee
have abut down indefinitely.
The report telegraphed from Des Moines,
la., that General Master Workman Sover
eign of the Knights of Labor had ordered
all employes of the stock yards to strike
this morning Is laughed at by the officials
of this district. None of the 20,000 em
ployes are organized or belong to any labor
organization, and it is doubtful if they
would strike, as the whole plaut would
close then.
The Burlington road has 463 cars of live
stock on the road between Chicago and
Galesburg, and the Rock Island has 20,000
bead ot live stock in pasturage at Genessee,
111. The Northwestern road reports having
£000 head In pasturage a few miles east of
Clinton. _
Chicago, July 2.—United Slates District
Attorney Rlilcbrist has completed the om
nibus bill for an injunction against
strikers. It is of the most sweeping char
acter ever drawn, and covers tbirty-seven
pages of legal cap paper. Judges Woods
and Groecup. wbo respectively arrived
from Indiana and Ohio this morning, in
chambers examined the documents, and,
after two hours’ conference, referred them
back to the United States attorney for ma
terial amendment. Attorney-Oeneral Ol
ney wires that the bill is to be drawn un
der provisions of Ibe interstate commerce
act, which will make it sweeping in the
extreme. Judge Woods said after the con
ference at noon that the bill will be as
broad as possible and the order of the
« court will correspond.
The United States court bas granted the
omnibus injunction prayed for by the rail
reads. It is a double-header and applies to
the inlerfereuce of all trains crossing state
lines tbat come under tbe operations of the
interstate commerce act.
Under the jurisdiction of Judge Woods it
cau be put iuto operation throughout Illi
nois, Indiana and Wisconsin.
Five hundred copies of tbe injunction
have been made and will be served on
Debs, Howard and the directors of tha
American Railway union at once.
Chicago, July 2.—-At 6 o’clock this
morning 126 deputy marshals, under com
mand of United States Marshal Arnold,
left for Blue Island with the determination
ot aiding Blue Island to raise the embargo
on four mail trains held at that point.
With the men already on the scene Arnold
will have a force of 200 men all armed to
the teeth.
It is given out at tbe government build
ing that the marshal went in person by
exprrss orders of Attorney-General Olney,
wired here at 3 o’clock this morning, and
that he Is instructed to immediately report
to tne at pnrtment bnouia ue nna mat ms
men are outnumbered or tbat the strikers
are particularly ugly.
This is tnkeD as meaning that il the mar
shal retnrne an unfavorable report the de
partment ot juetice will ask the president
to issue a proclamation and order troops
lrom Fort Sheridan to the scene.
CHICAGO, July 2.—United States Mar
shal Arnold telegraphed this morning from
Blue Island, on the Rock Island road, to
Attorney-General Olney at Washington,
saying that the largest force he could com
mand would be inadequate to cope with the
situation there and asking him to request
the secretary of war to issue orders for the
troops at Fort Sheridan to move on the
scene of trouble. Marshal Arnold also
sent a dispatch to District Attorney Mil
chribt telling him what be had done and
asking him to back up the request for
troops. Milchriat sent the desired tele
gram, and another of like import was sent
to the attorney-general by the lawyers for
the railroad companies.
Chicago, Jniy2.—It is stated by the offi
cers of the Rock Island road tbat a mob
at Blue Island has out off all telegraph and
other communications between that point
and this cily, and news in regard to the
fight between strikers nnd the combined
force of deputy sheriffs and deputy mar
shals can not possibly be obtained until the
troops have arrived at the scene and re
established communication.
Chicago, July 2.—News of amostse
rions nature has just been received kt head
■^^^marters of the Managers’ association. The
3gS|®yi5^Bdeiiutv marshals and seven ty-five dep
sheriffs bent to Blue Island were ovsr
* ^fcered and whipped by a mob of 2000
nn(l sympathisers and are still in
HHfl^^Hds of tlie Inwlens element. The Second
RBMBHtnent of this city has been orderod to
,- scene and will leave on a special train
■H^^Hoou as possible.
ar.v of War L:i
fc^^ifen?pft> tills
’-•■-r-■ on tile
western strike situation. As a result of
the conference numerous telegrams were
sent to United States civil sud military
authorities in the west and southwest.
Many telegrams were received at the de
partment of Justice this morning, but
Attorney-General Oluey said he was not
prepared to make any of them public or in
dicate what actiou the government had
taken in the matter.
The strike situation is regarded as very
serious aud the administration ia handling
it with great caution and firmness. The
attorney-general wsb at the department
most of the day yesterday (Sunday) and
late into the night, and kept the wires
west busy with messages. He had several
conferences during the day with the presi
dent, who is kept cjnstantly advised of
the progress and extent of the trouble.
The secretary of war has directed General
Huger, commanding the department of
California, to send troops to the support of
the United States marshals at Los Angeles,
aod General McCook, commanding the de
partment of Colorado, to assist in restoring
order at Trinidad, Col., where the deputy
marshals were disarmed by the mobs.
General Miles, who has been oast, but is
commanding the department ol Missouri
by telegram, is hourly expected at the war
department for consultation with Secretary
Lntnout and other officials regarding the
situation at Chicago, where his headquar
ters are situated. He will probably take
west with him a full understanding as to
the course to be pursued where it differs
from the ord n >ry routine.
General Schofield corrects the misappre
hension that any appreciable time or spe
cific orders are necessary to put the troops
in readiness for duty. The entire military
force of the country is ready for active
duty, and detachments of soldiers can be
sent to any desired point with practically
no delay. ' The present situation is consid
ered so grave that emergencies calling for
troops have already been anticipaled, aud
the government is fully prepared to compel
respect for the mandates of federal courts.
Promptly upon receiving information irom
the attorney-general that the United fitalcB
marshals are unable to protect any intorestB
for which they are responsible troops will
be dispatched to assist them.
An intimation is uuderstood to have
reuuneu me umuiuiH 01 me guveruinuui mis
morning that the railroads affected by the
strike, in addition to calling on the gov
ernment for assistance in forwarding the
United Stales mails, would be compelled
as a last resort to go into United States
courts and ask lor government receivers
for the protection of their stockholders.
In that event the entire property of the
roads would be forced upon the govern
ment, which would be compelled to pro
vide protection, as was recently done in
tbe case of the Northern Pacific and Union
Pacific roads when the Coxey craze was at
its heigbth. _
Washington, July 2.—Senator Davis of
Minnesota this morning received the fol
lowing telegram:
Duluth, Minn., July 1, 1894.
Hon. C. K. Davis, United States Senate,
All the railroad employes of Duluth
earnestly icquest you to support Senator
Kyle’s mail train resolution now before
cougress. Please answer.
D. D. McInnis,
President 209 American Railway Union.
To this Mr. Davis replied in the follow
ing telegram, which needs no explanation:
To D. I>. McInnis, Duluth, Minn.:
I have received your telegram. I will
not support Senator Kyle’s resolution. It
is against your own real welfare. It is
alBO a blow at the security, peace and
rights of millions of people who never
harmed you or your associates. My duty
to the constitution and lawB forbids me to
sustain a resolution to legalize lawlessness.
Same duty rests upon yourself and your
associates. Powers to regulate commerce
among the several states is vested by the
constitution in congress. Your associates
have surped that power by force at Ham
mond and other places and have destroyed
commerce between tbe states. In those
particular instances you are rapidly ap
proaching the overt act of levying war
against tbe United States, and you will
find the definition to that act in the con
stitution. I trust that wiser thoughts will
regain conlrol. You might as well ask me
to vote to dissolve this governmeut.
C. K. Davis.
Washington, July 2.— Government
orders have been issued to see that mail
tarinB at Los Angeles, Cal., are allowed to
be moved, word having beeu received that
they have been held up by strikers. This
is in line with the governmeut’s policy to
see that mail trains shall be moved at all
hazards. _____
Washington, July 2.—No action has
been taken here today respecting the order
ing of troops on account of the strike, and
no applications for troops have been re
ceived thus far today. Attorney-General
Oluey is expecting dispatches and the war
department will have to await a request
from him before it can act. Troops nave
marched in Colorado to Trinidad under
orders from here yesterday.
St. Louis, July 2.—President Debs has
issued an order for a strike on the Wabash
system, which will completely tie up that
road. _
Denver, Col., July 2.—Five companies
of infantry left Fort Logan at 3 o’clock
this morning for Trinidad in command of
Colonel Ward and Lieutenant Baker. Gen
eral McCook, who was passing the day
with Governor Beaver and General Hast
ings of Pennsylvania in Manltou, returned
at midnight for a conference with Marshal
Israel. No fighting will occur, but the
presence of troops is deemed necessary to
prevent rioting. The sentiment of railway
employes at Trinidad always has been to
disregard court orders, and in disarming
tbe United States marshals yesterday they
failed to observe the difference between
sheriff’s deputies and those acting under
orders of tbe United States court.
Denver, Col., July 2.—All the Western
Union wires at Trinidad were cut laat night
by strikers. Reports by Postal w/ire show
matters to be extremely exciting there, 2000
striking coal miners adding to the turmoil.
No great amount of property damage is an
ticipated. Federal troops left Pueblo at
0:30 and will arrive in Trinidad about 1
o'olock. _
Denver, Col., July 2.—The strike situa
tion here is not materially changed. All
roadB are running passenger trains with
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Alabama Democracy's Leader Ten
dered an Ovation
Thousands Hear His Words of
Good Cheer—Two Speeches
at Bessemer.
Col. William C. Oatea, democratic nom
inee for governor of Alabama, delivered
hiu first speech in Birmingham last night,
and more than 3000 people assembled in the
wigwam to hear him, among the number
being several ladies.
About 8 o’clock individuals and clubs
began filing into ihe wigwam, many of
them carrying banners and hundreds of
enthusiastic democrats wearing bunches of
oats in their hats and fastened to their coat
Among the first delegations to arrive was
the East Lake Democratic club, over 100
strong, who marched io by twos. Then
came the Bessemer and Elyton democratic
clubs in a similar manner, all bearing ban
ners. The democratic clubs of tbo various
Birmingham precincts came in like man
ner. The East Lake club bore suspended
on a pole a large bunch of oats modeled
alter the stack so well known to farmers.
Colonel Oates, accompanied by Chairman
Mason of the Jefferson county democratic
campaign committee, arrived at tho wig
moi aooui b:bj o ciocx, ana as ne marcnea
up tbe aisle and mounted tbe stage be was
given a genuine ovation by tbe democratic
hosts there assembled. The band struck up
“Dixie” and for several minutes tbe ap
plause rang throughout the immense audi
Colonel Oates spoke for two hours and
thirty minutes and throughout that time
held the strictest attention of his auditors.
The speech, souud, logical and convincing,
was interspersed with witty jokes,
which caught the risibles of those present
and made the old wigwam ring with
laughter aud applause.
It was after 11 o’clock when Colonel
Oates quit speakiug and for that reason his
speech could not be gotten in shape for to
day’s paper. The Aqe-Herald tomorrow
will give it in full.
Today Colonel Oates speaks at Warrior,
and quite a number of his Birmingham
friends will go up on an early moruiDg
train to hear him.
Colonel Oates arrived in Birmingham
Sunday night, and early yesterday morn
ing went down to Bessemer, where he made
two speeches. The first was to the em
ployes of the Howard-Harrison Pipe works.
His speech to them was eagerly listened to
and mode friends for the democratic ticket.
While at the pipe workB Colonel Oates
went through the different departments
and mingled with those there employed.
At 2 o’clock he addressed an audience of
between 300 and 400 at the Bessemer park.
Quite a number of ladies were there to hear
him. He addressed his remarks to tbe
principles of democracy and incidentally
paid his respects to the Jeffersonians and
all others opposed to democracy.
Col. U. W. Hewitt ot this city followed
Colonel Oates in an able speech in advo
cacy of democracy aud the ticket headed by
Colonel Dates. He divided tbe time with
Mr. T. Y. Huffman, Jeffersonian nominee
for representative, and closed tbe day’s
speaking in a ten minutes’ reply.
All tbe speeches had tbe Btrict attention
of those present.
HIb Private Opinion, Publicly Ex
pressed, About the Populites.
The populites have been blowing abont
Sam Jones’ opinion of tbe democrats.
Here is what Sam says about them:
“The third party, or party of tbe third
part, or whatever you may call It, may get
to heaven, but they’ll never get to Wash
ington. It’s not on the way. Washington
is tbe wickedest place on earth. It is the
home ol the devil. The average democratic
and republican politicians are iittle better
than rascals, but the third party man is a
fool. You oan reform a rascal, but did you
ever try to monkey with a fool?”
Talladega, July 2.—[Special Corre
spondence. J—Tbe Young People’s union
is a strong league of tbe young men and
women of Talladega of all denominations.
Besides weekly exercises they have monthly
meetings, when a special address is made
and they unite in a beautiful praise service.
A week ago last night Prof. J. W. Macon
of Howard college was by Invitation to de
liver an address at their monthly meeting,
but a heavy rain prevented and tbe eijr
cises were postponed till last night.
A large audience of all the churches
assembled last night in tbe Baptist church
to bear Professor Macon, aDd were well re
paid by an unusually masterly and eloquent
address, replete with divine truth, and
most valuable practical advice for young
and old. Among other capital things he
said: “Do you with to be for forty years
a social, intellectual and spiritual corpse?
If so decide to do nothing auddoit.” He
scored that ambition for an education
which looks only to the amasBing of dollars
aDd cents, and eloquently advocated the
fall, well roanded education that aims first
to make true Christian men and women,
and then trains well for some special work.
Capt. Joseph F. Johnston will make two
speeches in Blount county next week, one
at Oneonta on the night of the 9th of July
and the other at Saul’s chapel on the night
of the 10th. It Is needless to foretell that
the people of both parties will go out to
bear him.
Is the Tariff Bill, and the Work
of Pushing
Sugar Occupies a Leading
Place in the Discussion.
Short House Session.
Washington, July 2.—At today’s ses
sion tbe tariff bill entered upon tbe four
teenth week of its consideration in tbe
senate, and at tbe snme time struck a new
phase of parliumcntnry procedure. Up to
this time tbe bill has been ponding in com
mittee ot tbe whole, where bills receive their
first rough dressing, but now it is before
the senate proper. There is little, if any,
difference in the forms, except that, as a
general thing, tbe amendments of least
importance as adopted by the committee
of the whole are agreed to in bulk by tbe
senate, the more important ones being re
served for special action and being also
open to debate and to the presentation of
other amendments.
Two resolutions bearing on the present
extensive railroad strike Were presented in
tbeeenate during the piorning hour and
were laid on tbe table for tbe preeent, to be
called up tomorrow.
The first was offered by Mr. Call of Flor
ida, for the appointment of a select com
mittee of five senators to inquire aud re
port the cause of tbe existing strike of the
railroads aod tbe Pullman Car company
emDloveB and the justice of tbe demands of
the workingmen and whether reasonable
and lair to their employers, and secure the
transportation of the mails, freight and
passengers without interruption.
The second was offered by Mr. Kyle,
pop'ilUt, of South Dakota. It is in ibe
form ct a mint resolution,and is as follows:
Be it resolved, etc., That no warrant or
other process, civil or criminal, shall be
issued by any United States commissioner,
or any of the district courts of the United
Stales, against any person or persons for
the alleged obstruction ol any railroad
train or trains unless it shall appear that
snchlpersons have obstructed or hindered
such train or trains in sucb manner as to
interfere with the safe and convenient
movement on the part of such train or
trains as is essential in the safe and con
venient transportation of the mails of the
United States, and the detachment of Pull
man o? other parlor or sleeping coaches
from nny railroad train or trains sball not
constitute any offense against the laws of
the United States.
At 10:30 a. m. the tariff bill was taken up,
aqd various propositious were made and
discussed in an informal way as to the mode
of procedure. Ultimately it was agreed
tbiafc the amendments to which there was
mi special objection should be "voted on 1n
Ti en senators Indicated amendments on
wbicii they desired special votes. Mr.
Sliermftrdefced that the entire wool and
woolen schedule be reserved, and Mr. Mc
Laurin demanded a separate vote on the
amendment excluding the salaries of the
president and United States judges from
the income tax. Separatb votes were de
raandnd by Mr. Hale on the lumber sched
ule, by Mr. Kyle on the sugar schedule,
by Mr. Oalllnger as to hay, by Mr. Chan
dler as to the date when the bill is to go
iotoefbet; also as to borax, lead, iron ore,
barbed wire, lead ore, rice, brandy and
spirits* wine, eilk and silk goods, the in
come tax and reciprocity. When be had
finished giving these notices Mr. Frye
suggested humorously whether it v as not
easier to reserve the whole bill.
Fpr some time there was so much con
fusion in the senate chamber tbit the vice
president made no attempt at transacting
business until order was restored.
The provision as to paper was reserved
by Mr. Platt. Mr. Jones of the finance
committee reserved the several dates men
tioned for the bill to go into effect; also as
to glassware, plate glass, nuts, laces.
waste wool, ready made clothing, ingrain
carpets, etc.
When the residue of tbe unreserved
amendments adopted In committee of the
whole were concurred Id in bulk and tbe
amendments as reserved by Mr. Jones were
qll agreed to seriatim, except those aa to
dates, which are still open, tbe considera
tion of the amendments reserved by other
senators were entered upon and the action
of tbe committee of the whole was con
firmed until sugar was reached.
Then Mr, Manderson moved to strike
out paragraph 182, which repeals the sugar
bounty, and to substitute for it a para
graph to coutioue until July 1, 1895, the
bounty on sugar from beet, sorghum,
sugar cane and maple syrup, as provided
for in the McKiaiey act.
Mr. Hill moved to ameod the paragraph
by striking out the words •• January 1,
1895,” and Inserting tbe words "to take
effect on tbe passage of this act,” so that
tbe repeal of the sugar bounty Bball go
into enact immediately upon the bill be
coming operative.
The vote was taken first on Mr, Hill’s
amendment, and it was agreed to—yeas 35,
nays 32—as follows:
Yeas—Messrs. Aldrich, Allison, Chan
dler, Coke, Cullom, Davis, Dixon, Dolph,
Dubois, Frye, Gallinger, George, Hale,
Hawley, Hill, Hoar, Irby, Jones of Ne
vada, Lodge, McMillan,Manderson, Mitch
ell of Oregon, Patton, Pefler, Perkins,
Pettigrew, Platt, Power, Pugh, Quay,
Bherman, Bhoup, Squire, Teller and Wash
Nays—Messrs. Allen, Bate, Blackburn,
Blanchard, Caffery, Camden, Cookrell,
Faulkner, Gibson, Gorman, Gordon, Har
ris, Hunton, Jarvis, Jones of Arkansas;
Kyle/ldndsay, McLaurin, Martin, Mills,
Morgan, Pasco, Ransom, Roach, Bmltb,
Turpie, Vest, Vilas, Voorhees, Walsh and
Mr. hlandereon’s substitute was then re
jected-yeas 81, nays 35.
Mr. Kyle moved to strike out the one
eigbth differential given the sugar refiners
and the one-tenth discriminating duty on
sugars imported from countries where au
export bounty la paid on refined sugars.
This resolution was divided and both prop
ositions in it were rejected, tbe first by 84
to 35, and tbe second 32 to 35.
Mr. Kyle moved to strike oat thewords
“on and after January 1, 1895,” and make
tbe section go into effect on the passage of
lr. V
the act. Mr. Jones asseqted to it and the
change was made.
Mr. Pettigrew moved to strike oat the
provision against abrogating the Hawaiian
treaty and to inaert in lieu of it a para
graph abrogating, repealing and annulling
it. This brought on a long political de
bate, but when a vote was reached Mr.
P t igrew’s amendment was rejected—yeas
11, nays 67. The yeas were: Messrs.
Allen, Blanchard, Cattery, George, Hans
hrough, Hal, Irby, Mandersou, Mills,
Pe.tigrew and Power.
Mr. Pettigrew then moved to strike from
the bill the provision that nothing in it
shall be construed to abrogate or impair
the provisions of the Hawaiian treaty, and
he said that he made the motion so ae to
leave with the administration the respon
sibility of giving the twelve months’ notice
of termination of the treaty. Rejected—
yeas 12, nays 64. The ye is were: Messrs.
Aldricu, Allen, Blanchard, Caffery, Lul
lom, George, Hunsbrough, Irby, Mander
son, Mills, Pettigrew and Power.
Mr. Jones, on behalf of the finance com
mittee, offered an amendment, which went
over till tomorrow, providing that the
bounty provided in the McKinley act shall
stand until repealed to theextent that there
shall be paid to the American producers of
sugar produced in 1894 testing not less than
MO per cent, 9-10 a pound, and testing less
than 80 per cent, 8 10 cent a pound.
Paragraph 182%, as ameuded, was then
agreed to—yeas 38, nays 31. It read as fol
On and after the passage of this act there
shall be levied, collected and paid on all
sugars and on ull tank bottom , syrups of
caue juice or of beet juice, melada, con
centrated melada, concrete and concentra
ted molasses, a duly of 40 per cent ad
valorem, and upon all sugars which have
been discolored there shall be levied, col
lected and paid a duly of % cent per pound
iu addition to the said duty of 40 per cent
ad valorem, and all sugars, lank bottoms,
syrups of cane juice or of beet juice,
melada, concentrated melada, concrete or
concentrated molasses, which are imported
from or are the product of any country
which at the time the same are exported
therefrom pays, directly or indirectly, a
bounty on the export therefor, shall pay a
duty of 1-10 cent per pound in addition to
the foregoing rates; provided that
nothing herein contained shall be
so construed as to abrogate or in any
manner impair or affect the provi
sion oi the treaty or commercial reciproc
ity concluded between the United States
and the king of the Hawaiian islands on
the 30th day of January, 1893, or the provi
sions of any act of congress heretofore
passed for the execution of the same. That
on and after the passage of this act there
shall be levied, collected and paid on mo
lasses testing above 40 degrees and not
above EO degrees, polarlscopic, a duty of 2
cents a gallon; if testing above 50 de
grees, polariscopio, a duty of 4 cents per
The following is the vote in detail: Yeas
—Messrs. Allen, Bute, Blackburn, Blanch
ard, Caffery, Call, Camden, Cockrell, Coke,
Daniel, Faulkner, George, Gibson, Gor
don, Gorman, Gray, Harris, Hunton, Jar
vis, Jones of Arkunsas, Lindsay, Mc
Laurin, Martin, Mitchell of Wisconsin,
Morgan, Murphy, Palmer, Pugh, Quay,
Hansom, Roach, Smith, Turpie, Vest,
Vilas, Voorbees, Walsh and White—38.
Nays—Messrs. Aldrich, Allison, Carey,
Chandler, Cullom, Davis, Dixon, Dolph,
Dubois, Gallinger, Hale, Hansbrough,
Hawley, Higgins, Hill, Hoar, Irby, Jones
nf Nevada, Kyle, Lodge, McMillan, Man
derson, Mitchell of Oregon, Patton, Peffer,
Perkins, Pettigrew, Platt, Power, Proctor,
Bbonps, Squire, Teller and Washburn—34.
The committee amendment plaoing cot
ton bagging on the free list was agreed to
by a vole of 31 to 21,
Mr: Allison called attention to paragraph
270, which had been amended so as to read:
“Burlaps containing not over 40 threads
to the square inch, 20 per cent ad valorem, ’’
the words, “bags for grain made of such
burlaps, 20 per cent ad valorem’’ being
struck out. In other words, he said the
duty on the raw material had been Increased
from 16 to 20 per cent, while the manu
factured article was placed on the free list.
In the debate which Mr. Allison thus
Btarted Messrs. Mills, Vtst, Jones and
White all favored putting burlaps itself
on the free list. Mr. Piatt opposed it.
Finally Mr. Mills moved to strike out
paragraph 279 (burlaps and grain bags
made from burlaps) and to place both on
the free list.
Pending that motion the senate at 7:25
took a recesB until tomorrow at 10 a. m.
Through this action there will be open -
ing prayer tomorrow and no morning busi
A joint resolution was passed author
izing the commissioner of labor to in
vestigate and make aireport upon the con
ditions attending tbe|various employments
of women and children.
A bill was passed amending the act of
August, 1888, to reguiate the liens of judg
ments and decrees of the United States
courts, so as to provide that nothing in the
act shall be construed to require the dock
eting of a judgment or decree of a United
States court, or the filing of a trauscript
thereof, in any state office within the sami
county in which the judgment or decree is
rendered, in order that such judgment or
decree may be a lein on any property within
such county, if the United States court has
permanent office, and keeps a judgment
record open at all times for public inspec
tion In such county or parish.
On motion of Mr. Catchings it was
agreed that when the house adjourned to
day it be to meet on Thursday next.
After that action no quorum could be
obtained for business, and at 2 o’clock the
bouse adjourned until Thursday.
And Wounded a Negro Womanat Pratt
At Pratt mines Sunday night a party of
negroes came along and approached the
line beyond which no one is allowed to
pass after a certain hour.
Around the mine openings and other
property are stationed guards, and a line
drawn and posted.
The guard ordered the party to bait, but
they did not heed him. He repeated the
order several times, and after they crossed
the line he fired, inflicting a flesh wound
on a negro woman.
The guard’s name is Hassen. He is in
the employ of the company, and states that
he did not know any women were in the
party. It seems to have been a party of
negroes going home from church and they
were making so much fuss they didn’t re
alize that they were getting among guards
with orders to stop tlioBe by force who
wouldn’t stop without it.
The woman’s wound is fortunately not
at all serious.
A Kansas City Bridge Fired and
a Watchman
Shot .I'own While Trying to
1 v .inguish the Flames.
No Clue.
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“For God’s sake don’t shoot my chil
dren!’’is what Watchman William Mc
Clain, who watches the twin trestles one
and one half miles this side of Adamsville,
on the Kansas City, Memphis and Bir
mingham railroad, is said to have screamed
when he, with Ills two little children,
were fired upon by a mob of cowardly van
dals under tbe cover of darkness and se
creted in tbe woods near a bridge they had
just fired.
About 3 o’clock Sunday morning one of
the twin trestles, watched by Mr. Williatu
McClain, was fired by murderous villains,
who sought not only the destruction of
property, but the destruction of innocent
This bridge is about 400 feet loog, 35 feet
high and one and one half miles this side of
Six hundred feet this side is another tres
tle 600 feet long and 25 feet high, between
these trestles is a tout, from which'Watch
man McClain guards both trestles and in
children, aged 9 and 12 years, tlieir mother
baviug Died about one year ago.
A Jew minutes past 3 o’clock, while
these little children, who are their father’s
only company during the weary hours of
the Dight, were sleeping soundly and inno
cently, Watchman McClain discovered the
high bridge on Are.
Arousing his children and gathering
some buckets, he rushed toward the scene
of the burning trestle. When he had got
ten about 100 leet upon the long trestle, his
two little girls on either side of him, with
out a word from the infamous devils who
lay secreted in the woods under the cover
of darkness with murder in their hearts,
he was fired upon,
Shouting for the mercy of his children
in the exclamation quoted above did no^^|Pm
good, for the fire from ambush was kept
up. After being himself shot, and bis 12
year-old dnughter, too, and tbe.flre being
kept up, be saw nothing else to do but to
take up bis little oues and flee for the sake
of their lives.
Uatheriug up his wounded and bleediDg
child,i stinging himBelf with pain, he
fled w th them. Both were bleeding pro
fuaely'from the wounds made by guns in
the bauds of forma too uuworTOsmi ever be
called buihan beings. 1 .
Going to the section house~?~i
secured assistance and again proceeded
the burning bridge, which cow presented
a lurid sight.
When he returned the vandals bad taken
to their heels, evidently thinking their job
complete or fearing that some of them
might suffer from the effects of pierced bul
lets. ^
The bridge reached, by aid of the bar
reled water that is ulways kept upon the
trestle, the Are was soon extinguished, but
uot until several feet of it had been burned
and considerable damage done.
An examination was then made, and it
wus found that the bridge had been satu
rated with oil. As soon as possible Kansas
City, Memphis and Birmingham officials
were oil hand with timber aud men, and
the work of repairing begun.
Sheriff Morrow and a posse of deputies,
with dogs, went to the scene, but could do
nothing, as the men who did the work
came there upon horseback and left the
same way.
The horses were tracked about one mile
in the direction of Pratt mines, wbon the * '
trail was lost.
ab 10 me uumoer oi men in rue moD 11 is
not known, nor is it known from whence
they came or who they were.
The trestle has beeu repaired and trains
are now running on schedule time. It was
thought for some time lhat the wounded
daughter of McClain would die, and eveu
Sunday night little hope of recovery was in
her favor, but last night she was belter aud
has a chance of recovery. She was shot
tour times in the hips with large size squir
rel shot. McClain himself is badly wounded,
but not so mucb so as bis little daughter.
Officers are at work ou tho case and will
leave nothing undone to run down the
murderous vill i s.
New Orleans, July 2.—The cottou crop
statement issued by the New Orleans cotton
exchange from September 1 to June 30,
inclusive, is as follows:
Port receipts, 6,859,138 bales, against 4,
861,225 bales last year and 7,026,322 bales
the year before; overland to mills, 843,075
bales, against 881,799 bales last year and
1,234,108 bales year before last; interior
stocks in excess of September 1, 11,610
bales, against 9,848 bales last year and 120,
286 bales year before last; southern mill
takings, exclusive of consumption at
southern outports, 678,186 bales, against
655,018 bales laBtyear and 587,879 bales year
before last; crop in sight at tbe close of
June, 1893, 6,507,891 bales, against 8,968,
595 bales at the close of June, 1892; crop
brought into sight for June, 84,774 bales,
against 86,693 bales last year and 107,377
bales year before last.
Washington, July 2.—MacCartney and
Chapman, the recalcitrant brokers who re
fused to tell the senate committee whether
any senators bad speculated in sugar
through their meaDB, represented by Judge
Shellabarger as counsel, appeared in the
criminal court before Judge Cole this morn
ing and pleaded not guilty to the indict
ment found against them. Chapman gave
fl 000 bail for hiBappearance. MacCartney
was already under bail. Argumenta will
be heard In the case some time in August.
William Lovis, a white man, has been
arrested and locked up at the city prison
upon tbe charge of assault and battery
upon bis wife. He will be tried this morn

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