Newspaper Page Text
^hc^kcclwg 111!! 3tttfl%cncer.
ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24, 1852. WHEELING, W. VA? FRIDAY, JULY 6. 1894. VOLUME XLII?NUMBER 272. THE CRISIS In the Great Railroad Strike Reachw3 at Chicago. MOST SERIOUS SITUATION OF ALL Existed When the San Went Down There Last Night. BfeQODSBED ALMOST INEVITABLE And the Mobs Do Not Realize the DangerThoy Are In. THE FEDERAL TROOPS ARE DEFIED And On ly-tho Perfect Disciplined the Soldier* ProvoDti Them Prom Lotting Pad011 co?The Condition of ACfairs as Gravo as Possible?What General Mllos'fiajrs?Mayor llopkins Issues a Proclamation Declaring The Law Mast Bo I/pheld ?PolJoe 8impended for Inacclou?Tho General Situation Throughout the Country. l/fllCAUO| uui)*M**,iiioguu nout uunu on by*far4ho most turbulent and critical day thns far in tho unparalleled railroad strike and boycott Wbeii it opoocd thoro was a gonoral feeling that ita passago would go far toward cloarlng tho atmosphere, if indoed it did not practically lift the embargo on commerce which has held this city in ita grip for tho past week. That oxpectation was chiofly baaod on tho presence of federal troops in tho most dangerous districts. Looking at tho situation at tho close of tho day, bowovor, it muat bo confessed that tho hope indulged at the opening in this rogard has not been justified. Tbo troops woro low in number, at best; and whon they wero I dividod into squads and diatribatod at points separated by very considerable 1 distances, it soon becamo ovidont that their prostige as overawing bodies bad boon aissipated at the samo time. Instead oi fleeing in fear boforo tbo faces of tho veterans, as was expectod they would do. tho turbulent thousanda surged about tho little band of soldiors; jeerod and hooted at them: cast vile epithets at them, and litorally playod hide and seek with thorn; stopping trains at will, and senorally rendering tho ombarso in tbo military district moro elTcctiro, if possible, than bofore. not E-vouan troops. The throngs ot strikers did not resist Undo Sam's polico. Again and again whon thoro wero thousands of thom about a train which it was sought to move, and on the track in front of it, I thov ffflvo wav liko water before tho lovelled bayonets of a slnglo company of infantry, or tbo trampling of a singlo squad of cavalry; like water, too, thov closed in again at a point just beyond. They turned switches, derailed freight cars in front of tho slow moving train, ; and played all sorts of railroaders' tricks with which the soldiers were unacquainted. Thus it was that the troops at tho stock yardi, in persevorenco and patience, spent tho entire day in a vain endeavor to got ono train load of drossed beef out of sight of the starting point. Aside from the immodiate neighborhood whore tho troops wore operating tbero was plenty of excitoment and disorder. Great mobs gathered on tho Lako Shore, Hock Island, Alton and Wostern Indiana tracks and procooded to obstruct them by overturning box cars, broaking switches and the like. At ono point thoy set flro to a switch towor and an intcr-locking switch box, but tbo flames wore oxtiuguished beforo sorious damage was done. FIRST BLOODSHED. In two inatancosthorowas bloodshed. On tbo Western Indiana tracks a bard pressod special polfcoman fired at his parsuors, wounding a striker in tho leg. On tho Lako Shore road anVifllcial of. that company in charge of a train, which ho wai ondoavorins to forco through, omptiod his revolver point blank into tho massed strikers about I liim, wounding two or three it is bo-1 iicvod. llo was saved from tho fury of tbo mob by his onginoer, who put on j stoam and ran back to tho place of starting. ! Shortly aftornoon a mob numbering j 2,000 started north on tho Lako Shoro ! tracks at Thlrty-sevonth stroot, ovor-1 turning cars and obstructing tho lino in I cvory poesiblo way. Thoy woro not j chockod until they roachod Twonty-1 second stroot, whero a hoavy forco of, police was maanod, and auccoodod in j taming mom ouok. i?arnik mu mmidood Mayor Ilopkins und Chief of Po- | lico Bro'nnan wont down tho Lake Shore road with an official of that road, j intonding to go to tho stock yards. Their passago was obstructed, and they 1 woro compelled to finish tho journoy on t foot. Of tho striko in gonoral, it may bo eald that it has broadoned dnringthol day. The Dig Four, on which it was nndorstood traffic was to bo resumod by J x agrooment, is practically tied up. At Joliot everything is at a standstill be- j causo tho yard raon havo gone out, and the city wator works havo shut down ; for lack of coal. Kansas City is again tlod up pretty j complotoly. Tho fedoral troops quickly put an ond to tho troublo at Ituton, & M., arresting a lot of strikers and starting them for Donvor, though thoy may lx> hung up on tho way. Paralysis continues on tho Tactile coast* Tboro aro fodorul troops at Los Angolos, but none havo boon sent to fcacramonto or Oakland, ponding u decision of tho question whether or not tho stato troops and United Stato-j marshals can copo with tho situation. Tho night closod down with a very uneasy fooling touching developments boforo morning. help-control of the roi.tjirrs. Ooneral Mflos, in speaking of tho obBtrnctlng tactics of the strikers an] their sympathisers at the stockyards and adjacent railroads, said: "Thcso mon do not soom to realize liow close to death thoy aro ovary time thoy stop a train and harrass tho troops. That bloodshed has not yot taken place , is due to the extraordinary coo! no j a of j the mon and their wonderful self-control, They have taken the tannta and anoera with great forboaranee, and have ubmltted to indignitiee and insult in a remarkablo manner. They anil avoid any overt art and resist by physical force the pushing of tho crowd before they will resort to thoir guns. If a ahot ia fired or an assault mado upon them while In discharge ot their duty, they will meet it, and when I contemplate that rosnlt I cannot help repeating that theae people do not know what they are doing. They do not eeem to realise what a torriblo engine of destruction they are going against when thoy fool with tho soldier*. Fifty of those soldiers could mow down 2,000 Beoole in a fow minutes. I beiievo that this waa fully realised there would not bo ao much interference with the troops, and a wide berth would be giton to tho railroad tracks. The President is in earnest in this matter of suppressing interference with the operation of tho lava. Theordors of the federal court 'ore bollix treated with contempt. Conditions lllco those oxiiting to-day cannot last many hoars without on ding in a declaration of martial law. Then tbo military will be supreme." mayor's proclamation. After a personal inspection of tho scenes of violence near Fortieth atroet i this afternoon Mayor Ilopkina returned to tbo city ball and for half an hoar was closetod with Corporation Counsel Rubons. At tho expiration of this a letter was dispatcbod to tbo chief of police and tho following proclamation issued: "The events of tho last twonty-four hours render it necessary that extraordinary measures bo taken to preserve public peaco and ordor. , "Tho mayor of tho city of Chicago has tbo Ictrai right to demand tho services of ovory able-bodied man in tho city and to call out tho militia if noceaeary to suppress riots or otbor disorderly conduct, and be will cortainlv oxorclso every powor vostod in him by law for the protoctlon of property and tho preservation of tho public peaco, "H? nxDoctn evorv citizon to do his doty in peraervine tho poaco by avoiding all places where crowds are congroeatod, to attend strictly to his own particular affairs, and to soo that all women and children are kept away from 'the public streets and railway ! tracks. "Iho mayo r intends to enforce ovory law of tho stato and ordiaanco of tho I city, and ho confidently rolios upon tho [ pooplo of Chicago to aid him in his ef! forts in that behalf. i "If tho woll-disposed comply with his ! request ns horoin indicatod ho will no I donbt find a means of preventing tho evil-dlaposed from violating tho laws. ! "The polico force is horooy diroctod ! to disperse ovary agaomblajro of porsons J in tho public streets or on or near rail I way tracks and to promptly arrest ull persons who rofnse to dispone on deI mancL John P. Hopkins, Mayor." Tho following letter was sont by I Mayor Hopkins to Superintendent of Police Bronnan: | "I am informed that coxtain porsons, without authority, publicly and in tho presence of polico ollicers of tho city, 1 overturned a number of freight cars on the railroad tracks of tho Lake Shore & Michigan Southern' Railway Company, and that thoso polico ollicera did not make aufiiciout efforts to provont thoso I lawless acts or arrest tho offenders. You will at onco inquire into tho mattors referred to, and suspond all polico | officers presont whon said cars were I overturned, ponding the investigation. Horeafter, in ovory instanco, whonover I violations of tho law occar, you will | promptly removo ovory police officer present who doos not by his acta and conduct evince a purpose to do his j wholo duty in onforciug the laws. (Signed) "JonN P. hopkihb, "Mayor." , "Tbo immediato causoof tho issuing of my proclamation was the overturning of care on tho Lake Shoro & Michigan Southern railroad this afternoon," said Mayor Hopkins. "That sort of businow must bo stoppod. I dosiro that my lottor to Chief of Police Bronnan in roforonco to tho duty of tho polico bo published so that all officers may road it. Thoy will horoaftor perform their dntyor rocoivo tholr dismissal from tho iorco. I deslro that distinctly understood." will appeal to pullman. Mayor Iiopkins said to-night .that tho outcome of tho couforonco betwoon himself, Corporation Connsol Rubens and tno loadors of tho Amoricau Railway Union would probably result in a request boing mado in tlio name of tho pooplo of Chicago to Goorgo Pullman, that ho rotnrn to Chicago and submit tbo difforencos betwoon himself and his employes to arbitration. Tho roquost will not, howovor, bo sent to Mr. Pullman until aftor nnothor mooting botweon Dobs and tho city officials. Every policomun on tho South Sido was callod into service this aftornoon, whon word was rocoivod that thoro was a blockado on tho Rock Island road, at Twonty-fifth streot A dozen cara had boon thrown ofT tho track and bohind tho obstructions woro throo passongors trains trying to get into tho city. Thousands of pooplo surroundod tho trains and tho aspoct bocamo so throatoning that tho railroad officials sont iu tho call for policomon to dinporso tho mob. While trying to disporso tho mob an officor wfis struck on tho houd with a stono thrown by ono of tho crowd and sorloualy hurt. Koinforcemont arrived and tho'mob was dispersed. in california. A dispatch from Sou Francisco says: Tbo sovonth day of tlio yrout railroad strike closoa with tho blockade mora cotnploto in northern California than it has boon at any tiuio ainco Unbs ordored tbo railway union raon to tio up tho Southorn Pacific. At Oakland and Sacrainonto tho embargo of tho striko is absoluto, not a wheel being allowed to tarn, and at no othor point in tho etato is tho Southorn Pacific doing any business Sacrainonto eon tinuos to bo tho centre of interest. The conflict that sooraod to bo unavoidable has boon dolayod for at louat anothor day. No attempt to bring out tho militia wna made to-night, and tho dotorminod American itailwny Union mon aro in possession of Sacrainonto dopot. Goneral Diamond, chagrined at the action of tho troops yostorday in refusing to move upon tho strikers this morning ioft Sacramonto.aud returned to San Francisco. Dcforo doing so, however, ho sent two companion from Stockton home in disgrace and issued an order depriving tho Hacramonto companies of their arms and uniforms. TltOOl'S I J# CAMP. All tho artillery and cavalry statlonod jit tho itock yards mado aforcod march, arriving at tho lake front opposite tbo Auditorium at midnleht, and going at ooce into camp. Marshal Arnold tonight aald: "Thcro will undoubtedly bo serfous trouble at tho stock yards, the troops cannot submit to much moro atone throwing and defiance without shooting. When thoy do this, nothing can prevont tho killing and wounding of hundreds, and tbia. should it occur, will go far towards ending tho strike abruptly." WUAFl)IjUS tiAYa. Tbe President of th? A. It. U. Makes an Kx|?lanatloa of the Strike* Ciiicaoo. July 5.?President Debs, of the A. H. U. issued an address to-night to tho public, tho purposo of which, ho said, was to acquaint tbe people with facts relating to the present irouuio. He doclarod that the Pullman employes who etrnck on May 0 did eo entirely of their own acoord. Their aotion was a rovolt against a sorios of deep eoated wrongs of long standing. Labor leadors not only had no part in it, bat thoee connected witn tho A. R. U. advised against it. ThoomployciutPnlman had virtually become tno slaves of tho corporation. Tho employos from tho beginning had been willing to arbitrate tjioir difference with the company. This was still their position. On Jnno 12, tbo delegates of the A. R. U. met in convention in Chicago. Two committoes wore sont to the officials, but no satisfaction oonld bo obtained. As a last rooort tho delegates determined by unanimous vote to decline to haul Pullman cars, unless tho company would do thorn juetico within Ave days. Tnia action was talcen six weeks after tho striko at Pullman occur rod. The day^bsforo the order of tho union declinoiTto haul Pullman cars wont into otfect the General Man ace rs' Association representing tho principul western railways, mot and agreod substantially to uphold tho Pullman company in its fight against its employees, tnat they would haul Pullman cars aud they would stand togethor in crushing tho life out of the A. K. XJ. Evory good citizon must viow the outlook with grave concern. What could bo done to rontons peace and conildenco? Tbo A. K. U. Bteod ready to do anything in its power that waa honorable to end the trouble. It simply insisted that tho Pullman company shall moot its employos and do thorn jnstico. The lattor would accopt any reasonable proposition. The question of tho recognition of tho A. K. U. or any othor organization was waivo'J. l^ot tho npiru 01 conciliation, mutual concession and compromise govorn both aidoa and thoro would bo no troublo in roachintra aottlomontthat would bo Batiafactory to all concornod. Tho railways woreuotroquirodto rocognizo tho A. K. U. Aa to tho charge that this woa aavrapathotic atriko, tho employe* had dono only what tho corporation had dono. Sympathy With the Strike. Buffalo, N. Y., July 5.?Thouaande of workingmon aro wearing whito ribbona to-day out of aympathy with tho atrikera. Thin omblom, which waa doaUrnatod by President Dobs, mudo its first appoaranco horo yoatorday. Somo of tho !arpor unions of labor havo bought and aro distributing tho badgoff- ' froo to thoir monibora. AN A. P. A, RIOT At Untie, SlonUiuu?Ono Man Killed and Several Wounded? Tho BlllUla Called Out. Diwter, July 5.?A apecial from Butto, Montana, aays: An A. P. A. riot broke out horo laat evening, and. ono man doad, ono fatally injured and halfadozon moro or ioea woundod ia tho roiult of tho outbroak. Tho militia . has boon cullcd oat and is atationcd in ono district of tho city. AU ealoona have boon closed aa well aa pawn ahopa and placos whero ammunition ia aold. Tho troublo was procipitatod by two saloonkeeper^ displaying on tho fronta 01 lUOir UIUUUO UUUUJ|)( lui uitiiK Iiuu ?u liters A. P. A. During tho sight'aomo one, presumably a Catholic, sot olT a stick of giant powdor undor one of tho windows, demolishing a largo pano of glass. This attracted a largo crowd of pooplo to tho acono which blocked tho stroet all day. After tho parade tho polico could not disporso tho crowd. Soveral fights occurred and tho first shot was firod by William Forgason at William Pago. This intensified tho foolings and tho crowd started to tear down tho buildings occupied by tho saloon raon who had tho A. P. A. sign out. Judgo Mcllatton, of tho district court, appoarod in a window and addrosied tho crowd, appoaling to thorn to commit no ovort aot of violonco and gavo assurance that tho troublo would soon ond; Tho crowd could not bo calmod but wad hold at bay by wise oounsel. * At 0:30 tho riot broke out and thollro dopartmont rushed into ttio crowd, turning tho water upou them. Tho hoso was turned into Simon llnusowirth's saloon and tho A. P. A. signs torn down. Soveral moti insldo tho saloon began shooting. One man stood at tho door and firod six shots into tho saloon. Tho 8horifl and poaso thou cnino upon tho scone, somo of whom woro roughly handlod and barely escaped with thoir lives. Tho mayor tlion cnllod upon tho governor for militia and soveral local ccinnanios woro ordorod out. Ropes woro drawn ncrosg tho stroot anil tho militia cloarod tho blockado. All was roatorod to quiet at tho immodiato scono of tho riot, but at tho othor oud of tho block largo crowds aasomblod and moro trouble was momentarily ox* poctod. Tho oxcitomont rau high all tho oveninu and thoro woa a lively intorchauRo of shots with tho following results: D. II. Daly, a Hpoeial policoman, was shot through tho hoart and instantly killed by Frank Munford, a Imkor. William Vaio received a glancing shot over tho oyo. Suinuol Dunn was shot In tho sido and is probably fatally injured. About fifty nrrostw woro made and tho governor him boon asked to aond militia, and from Holona and othor points in tho Btnte. Minor* ltoluriito Work. Pjr'tal IHfpatch In the Mld!l<jrn:rr. Stkuubnvillk, 0? .Tnly A.?Tho Bustard shaft miner* have, nftor holding out throo woolcs for 05 cents, tho onmo as paid high shaft miners horo, huvo aerood to j,'o to work :it GO conta. Tmumrr Wahihnoton, D. 0., July 5.?Tho cash billnnco in tho treasury to-day was $110,. 079,823, of which $04,742,735 was gold reiorvo. TO UPHOLD LAWS Of tbo United Statoe Fedoral Troopo Ware Sent to Chicago. PRESIDENT CLEYELflHB'S REPLY To Govarnor Altireld'e Demand That Soldlora bo Withdrawn. THE AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNOR And tho Local Autborttioa Not to Bo:Interforod With. ALTQELD'S LENGTHY TELEGRAM iHMUEing mo UOUBtiUB nrinB?w"?u ? Short lint Pointed Responso From Che President?Ttie Governor^ Mesaago a Domngogio Argument That There? la No Nooossity for the Protection ot Mails and lnter*8tato Comraerco andaObargo That His Political Enemies Are "Working** tho ProsMont? His Version of tho Situation. Wasuisoton, D. 0., July 5.?Prosidont Cleveland has sent the following roply to Governor Alt/fold's demand for tho removal of fodoral troops from Illinois : Executive Mansion, \ Washington, D. 0., July 5,1604. / lion. John p. AUseUt, Ooocmor of IlUnoit, spring/Wd. IU. Federal troops wero eont to Chicago in etzict accordance with tho constitution ami laws of thoUnited States, upon tho domand of tho postofflce dopartmont that obstruction of the mails should bo removod, and upon tho representation of the judicial officers of the United States that processes of the federal courts could not bo oxecutod through tho ordinary moans, and upon abundant proof that conspiracies exis tod against uommeroo botwoen tho states. To moot theso conditions, which aro cloarly within tho province of fodoral authority, tho presooco of fodoral , troops in tho city of Chicago was deemod not only propor, but nocossarv, and thoro has boon no intention of thoreby interfering with tho plnin duty of tho local authorities to prosorvo tho poaco of tho citv. (Signed) Grovbo Cleveland. Tho following is Govornor Altgeld'e telegram: Executive Oppicb, State or Illinois, \ Joly 6, 1804. / Hon. Grow Cleveland, ?mtdmt~V* United titato, Washington, D. C.: Dear Sir:?I am advised that vou t. j -j /-.i?i *?,?? IJUYU oruuiuu lUUuiai WUU|/P WW hv? iun. Borvice in tho state of Illinois. Sorely tho facts havo not boon correctly presented to you in this caso, or you would not havo takon this stop, for it is ontiroly unnecessary, and, as it scorns to mo, unjustifiable. Waiving all quostiona of courtesy, I will say that this stato is not only ablo to tako caro of itself, but it stands ready to-day to furnish the federal govornmont any assistance it may need olsowhere. Our military force is amplo and consists of as good soldiorana can bo found in tho country. Thoy havo beon ordarod out promptly whonovor and whorovor thoy woro needed. Wo have stationed in Chicago alono tho tbrco reKlmonta of infantrv, three of battery and one troop of cavairy, and no better soldiora can be found. Thoy havo been ready evory moment to go on-duty, and havo been and aro now ready to go into sorvico. Bat thoy havo not boon ordored out bocamo nobody in Cook county, whothor official or private citizon, asked to have their asslctance, or evon intlmatod in any way that thoir assistance was deeirod or nocossary. So far as 1 havo been advised tho local officials havo boon able to handlo tho situation. But if aav assistance wcro needod tho stuto stood roady to furnish ono hundred mon for evory one man roquirod, and stood roady to do bo at a moment's notico. Notwithstanding thoflo facts, the fodoral govornmout han boon applied to by mon who had political and solflsh motives for wanting to ignqre tho atato govommont. Wo havo just gono through a long coal striko, mora extensive horo than in any other state, hecauBO our soft coal Held is largor than that of any othor atato. Wo havo now ton days of tho railroad strike, and wo havo promptly furnishod military aid wherever tho local olliciala nood it. TWO EXAMl't.BS. At prcaont some of our railroads aro paralyzed, not by roason of obstructions, but bocauso thoy cannot got mon to oporato their trains. For aomo roason thoy aro anxious to keep this fact from tho' public, and for tho purposo aro mailing an outcry about obstructions in ordor to divort attention. Now, I will cito to you two oxamplos which illustratos tho situation. Somo days ago 1 was aiivlHcd that tho busiuosi of ono of our railroads was obstructed at two railroad contros?that thore vrua a condition bordoring on anarchv thore, and I was askod to furnish protoction so as toonablu tho employee of tho road to oporato tho trains. Troops woro promptly ordorod to both points. Then it trans'pirod that 1 tho company had not sulliciont mon on i its lino to oporato ono train. All tho old hands woro ordorod, but rnfnsod to , go. The company had largo shops in \ wllich workod a number of mon who , diiJ nnf h?>lnncr to tho railway union nnd who could ran an nngino. They woro J appoalod to to run tho trnio, but flatly ; rofuaod. Wo woro obliged to hunt up \ Boldiora who could ran an eogino and operate n trnln. Agoin, two dn^j ( ago appoals which woro almost , frantic camo from tho officials of an- j othor road stating that an important point on tlioir linoe trains woro forcibly obBtructod and that tlioro was a roign of anarchy at that place, and thoy askod . for protccjion no that thoy could raovo thoir trains. Troops woro put on tho 1 ground in a few hours' timo, whon tho i ofliror in command tolejjraphod mo i that thoro was no trouble and had boon 1 nono at that point, hut that tho road I Momed to have no men to run trains, I and tho shcrit! tolofjraphod that ho did t not nottd trcmps, but would himself i movo ovory train if tlio company would I only furnish an onginoor. i Only a wry small por contof thotfo men I havo boon guilty of auy infractions of < tbo law. Tho newspapers' accounts have in many poses boon pore fabrics* tioo> and in othora wild erspgerationa. As governor of the state of Illinois I askthoimmodlato withdrawal of tbo fed* eral troops from active doty in thia state. I have the honor to bo, yours, retpoctfolly. Joni* P. Autqkld, Govornor of Illinois. Tho President is watching the developments of tbo situation at Chicago with doop concern, lie i* advisod of overy movumont as reported to tho war department and tho department oi justice. Tho consideration of tho Rovornor'fl letter and tbe preparation ot the answor occupied tho President and his advisers for noarly throo boura. Tbo timo seemod long for so short an answer, bat tho gravity of the aubjoot and tho tlrm atti tails assumed by the Profldont apparently warranted tho doliborato action. TO AVOID STI11KC8. CnnercBMtuau MnGitnn Has u PropostUon Which lie Think* Wilt Sol*? the Pru!>lem. Washington*, 1). 0., July 5.?Ropresontatlro McGann, chairman of tho corumittoo on labor of tho home of representative!, is preparing a plan for avoiding strikes, which ho will soon prosont to President Dobs, of tlio American Railway Union; to President Gompore, of tho Federation of Labor, and to tho hoads of largo railway and other corporations employing labor. Mr. McGann'a plan does not contomplato a law, but a contract between employer and employed by which oach will agree to submit dlficroncea to arbitration. Mr. McGann bollovos that n contract botwoen tho parties will bo more oflectivo than a law and ho is drawing up a rough form of such contract. It is, of course, advisory, nod will bo ao submitted to tho conspicuous labor loador* and employers, but Mr. McGann thinks it will recommend itsolf to thorn. Tho contract ia to bo a pro-roquisite to any employment. Mr. McGann says tho gonoral adoption of such an arbitration contract would givo individual rishta to each laboror and would tend to do away with the necessity for unions. It would also aid tho oinplbyor in avorliug tho loss from strikes. TO ARBITRATE HI KIKES. Thf Lawyers of thn Sonato Conslclnrlog Tli?lr Power Under the Constltu tlon. Washington, D. 0., July 5.?Tho ovening Star to-day eays: Tbo best lawyers of tho senato com* mittco on oducatioa and labor aro making a caroful study of tho quoation of tho power of the government to mako an eflectlvo law for tho adjustment of disputos botweon employers and omplovos. Members of tho committee would liko, if it can bo found within tho jurisdiction, to do such a thing, to enact an arbitration law providing for tho arbitration of labor troubloa and tho onforceraont of tho decision of board when both part-ion to tho dispute havo agreed to submit the quoation to arbitration. It is very doubtful, however, whether tho powors of tho govornmont under tho constitution aro broad enough to admit of tho enactmont of a law which would bo oOoctive. THIS TARIFF BILL Will be Tnfcon up by Mr. WlMon's Commltteo Immediately. Washington, D. 0., July 5.?Mr. Wilson roturnod to-day from tho aiok bed of his wifo at thoir home in Weat Virginia and at onco took up tho tariff work. "I will call a meeting of tho committoo for to-morrow," said he. Later in tbo day tho noticos assembling tho committoo were issned. It is practically sottlod by tho ways and moans mombers that thoy will roport back tbo bill on Saturday. Tbe Hon we of Representative*. Washington, D. 0., July 5.?Tho events of intcrost in tbo house to-day wero a cablegram of congratulation from tho Brazilian chambor of deputies to the house of reurosontativos on tho ono hundred and oiehtoenth anniversary of Amorlcan independence and tho reception of tho tariff bill from tho aonato. Thia lattor evont excited Domo? cratic applauso, and tho bill was laid upon tho apoakor's tablo. Tho bill to subject to stato taxation national bank notoa aud United Statos treaaury notes consumed tho entiro afternoon and no conclusion had been reached whon tho houao adjourned at 5:15 o'clock. WHISKY GOES UP. Tho Trout Taken Advnutnjce of tho Tariff lllll Framed In let* Inturont. Chicago, July 5.?Tho prico of whisky will advanco two conts a gallon tomorrow. To-day tho directors met and ordorod tho advanco. Tho prospective raise of tho intornal revenue tax in tho tarid hill is largely roaponaibio for the action of tho diroctors. Tho board of diroctora ordorod Presidont Green hut to purchaao stamps at tho prosont rato of taxation to stump all of tho spirits in bond. A IIoMcivhlpper Who Didn't Whip. SiyrOil Dtrpatrh lo We IntctlUlcncer. Cameron, W. Va., July 5.?0. Cook is aditor of tho Hopublicnn Banner, J. G. Crawford is oditor of tho West Virginia )For/</. Mr. Crawford took offonso at an item in Cook's laat iasuo ami concealing a cow hido on hia poraon procoodod to look Cook up. They mot at tho Haitimore Uhio station yeatorday and Crawford started for Cook whip in liand. Just as ho raiaed iho whip to jlriko, Cook sailed into him. Ti.a wnv lui worked hi* anna was a saution. Whoa Crawford finally oxtri:ato;i hirasoif from tho living arms, ho loft, and tlio trouble was ovor. Tropical Krult (Sroworn. New Orleans, La., July 5.?Tho Tropical Fruit Growora* A*aociation hold a mooting last night and diacuaaod tho latimglnc odoct of tho pondinir railroad striko in tho woat, which hnscaused tho Iohh already of two hundred car loads of Imuanasand throatonn tho total ruin of tho trado unlnsi ondod. Tho aa-ocialion tolocrnpiiod to Vho pronidont and :nornl??ra of tlio nonato nigintr thorn to alco irmnodiato action to protect intoritato counuorco and provout furtlior ilogal and unwarrantable iutorforenco with it. THE DREAM G1TY, Its Wondrous Arciitootor# Llvea Now Only In Memory. THE MOST BEBflBFUl B01LD1HGS Of All tho Grand Creations of the Goniusos of tho World's Fair llalldom Dostro jrod by Firo?The Adwinis* tration Uuilding, tho Torminal Station, the Mines and Mining, the Manufacturers', the Elootrlolty, tho Agricultural and Transportation Palace* Ail unrncu-ion namns Mako Short Work or tho Spleudld Structures. Citicaoo, Jalv 5.?All the main buildings of tho World's Fair, excopt tho horticultural building, tho womans' buildinsr, tho art pulaco, tho machinery and Unitod States govormnont building, woro almost ontiroly burned to-night. Thoy woro tho proporty of tho Colnmbian Exposition Sakago Com* pany, and had boon ynrchasod from the oxpoaition company for about SIX),* 000. Tbe lire was diecovored this evening by several boys in tho southwestern corner of tho first floor of tho terminal station. I3y tho tirao tho first dotachmont of eneinos was fully at work tho terminal station was a mass of flatuos and tho flro had looped across to tho administration building. In twenty minutes tho domo of this boautiful strncturo foil in and biasing brands woro curriod by tho wind north and northeast of tho mines, eleotricity and agricultural buildings. Tho olectricity building woa tho first to tako firo. in a fow minutes it was envolopod in fiainos, at 7 o'clock tho glasn roof collapsed and tho iron frame work of tho structuro foil in. At7:lG o'clock tho eaat end of tho minos and mining building foil in and tho flamos bccamo no fierco that tho on* gino companios stationod betwoon tbo oloctricity, minos and mining buildings had to fly for thoir lives. The manufacturers' and agricultural buildings woro soon aftor envolopod in flamos aud woro consumed Following caruo tho transportation building. The ruin is complete. FOR PIKE I'/tOl'IiCTION. J Lcamerwnon tomuiiuno uur? mniiiioiua Wator Work* Truatoo*. Last night at Bioboraou's cafe, on South etroot, a committoo from Lonthorwood, ont tho piko, compoaod of Messrs. Woods and Humphrey and a committoo of tho trustees of- tho Altonhoim wator works, Messrs. Bioborson, Schmidt and L. F. Stifol, held a mooting, at \qfcich the Leathorwood committoo mado application for a numbor of Ore plugs in their community for tbe purposo of affording fire protection. Tho wator worics trustoos' committee considered the application, but has not yet given the committoo an answer. About v six plugs would givo the place ample protection from fire, with tho propoflod volunteer firo dofiartmont, which will soon be organized a tho village. One of the water works trustees, when seen, said ho did not know whothor thoy could grant tho ap* plioation, but that already thero aro several pings in uso which roceivo water from tho Altonhoim works. Tho trustees will probably moot to-day'to consider the proposition. WU1T POUR ROOm Protest by Citizen* of Kdgtnffton Iao? Ahont n ScliooKUotuo. Last night on Mr. S. 8. Bloch's grounds thoro was a mooting of citizons of Kdgington Lono, Pleasant Valley and Echo Point, nearly ovory voter of tbo community boing present, at which action was taken regarding tho proposod oroction of a two-roomed school houso at Edgington Lane by the school board of Trindolphin district. Thoro aro over 200 childron within tho school ago limit in that vicinity and a two-room homo would bo ontlroly too small. A committoo was apDointod at tho mooting last nigbt composed of Mossrs. 8. 6. Bloch, Kreigor and W. G. Johnson, who aro to soo the school board of Trindolphia district and ask that tho school houso bo built of four rooms. Tho committoo will procood to their work immediately. Woathor ForeciMt for For Went Virginia, fair, tflndi shifting to soutbnrait. For Wottcrn Pemiftrlvanta and Ohio, general* ly fair, warmur, ?otithwost wind*. TIIETKMFUUTUlUt YE5TKJIDA Y, m furnlnhod by C. Schkkpf. druggist, coraor Marxet and KourleotiUi streets. 7 a. in .... 07 I fl p. in. M 9 o. m 74 7 p. in W 2 pi W? I weather?Fair. Coupon, PartNo.8. t MASTERPIECES t J ?noit tijk? f } Art Gates of tbs World. ? 5 eoaooa T This Coupon, with 10c. I* good for J Part Sol "SlAKTitnWDT* MioM mi: Art A (Jai.ujims or rn?: Vouu" A ( <)ac part Issued each woek. I ART PORTFOLIO DEPARTMENT > X Intolllgoncor I'ubtlnhluK Co. ^ TiTr-'r>TTpnN~if P WW ^ - ?- - - <r f O run ( I PART No. 14, | ! GLIMPSESOFAMERICA jj j - \ Thi< '"oupon. with lOo U r??l A (or Fnrt H of "(iMMPa^t'K AMEEicx ' Q ^ ouc j>att UiiioJ c*ch w<?ct ji ?? if! \ AllT rOUTFOMO UlifAISTM ^ lotclUfioncor I'ublUhlng^Co, jgj