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ABILENE WEEKLY REFLECTOR ABILENE, KANSAS, JULY 5, 1894.
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If you are Indebted to the lir.ii.ftTon plouso send or bring In hid amount due, TUKSDAY, JULV 8, 1894, Beptblican County Convention, ' A delegate convintlon of the Republican of lllcklnaon county will he held at tlie court house In the city of Abilene, on ttiilup day, July Slut, MM, at 1 o'clock p. m uliurp, for tho purpoHO of soloctlng candidates for the following offices, viz; Ono candidate for .representative; one candidate for probate Judger one candidate for county attorney; one candidate for clerk of district court; one candidate for county auperlntendont of pub- lio Instruction! onu ouiitliduto for county commissioner for tho Second commlsifloiiur district! two oundldates for high school trustees, Pologntoe and alternaies Ui this convention ahull lie selected at Republican primaries, hold In the several voting pre cincts of said county, between the hours of three and seven o'clock, p. rn Thursday, July IM, UW. Kuch precinct Is entitled to be represented In said convention as follows; Ablli a 1st Ward. Jefferson...., , Logan ,,,,,,,,, Lllierty. Lyon,,,, Noble..,., Newborn Kldliu Itriioliurt ...... Hiiloniont'ltv,. Abilene mid Ward Ahllimu llrd Ward Abilene ith Ward. Runner . l, lfuckcyu ., . a , s . Cheover . Inn Detroit. . Knterprlso . a Mora fragrant HIM., Oarneld Grant.,,,..,..,. Hayes , Hand Springs. . rilierinan Wlllowilnle.,.. Wheatland,... Union , 8, , 8 Holland Ill nope Total ' The basis upon which tlio foregoing repre sentation la fixed, Is thut ouch precinct, without regard to number of votes cost, shall be entitled to two delegates in said convention; thut for every HO Republican vouia east for Secretary of Sliilo In MM, ut the several voting precincts of Dickinson county, one delegate and for a fraction of 10 and over one delegate. Committeemen of the aevornl precinct are requested to soe that delegates urn elected. By order of the Republican Central Wrai mlttoo. II, O. Ai.iumui, A. B. Davidson, Chairman, Hecretary. REPUBLICAN TICKET. for Governor, ' K, N.MUItlllLL.ot Drown, For Lieutenant Governor, JAMEH A. TUOUTMAN, of Hhuwnee, For Secretary of Slate, W.O, EDWARDS, ot I'awneo., For Btut Auditor, UEOltOE E. CULE, of Uruwford. For Rtate Treasurer, OT1U L, ATIIF.KTON, of Russell. For Attorney General, . F. B, I1AYVKH, of Clay, For Rupt. of Vublle Instruct Ion, EDMUND STANLEY, o( llougiuss. For Associate Justice, Supremo Court, W, A. JOUN8TON, of Ottawa County At Lorge-K. W. 11I.11K, - of Lynn county, ma ooiruitKssMBg. ' First dlstrlct-CASE HHODKHICK, of Jackson county, Third dlstrlcm. S. KIRKl'ATRICK, of Wilson county. Fourth dlstrlct-CHAKLEB CURTIS, of Bhawnoo county, Fifth district- W, A. CALDERIIEAD, of Marshall county, . Blxth dlstrlct-A, n. ELLIS, of Mitchell county. Bevonthdlitrlct-CIIEHTKH I, LONO, of Barber county. Bepnblioan State Platform. Reaffirming the republican national platform tf mi , Keselved, The constant patriotism of our party Is In Itself a guaranty to the nation that the Interest ol lu delondera, their widows and orphans will be liberally oared lor and wa cle ' Bounce their cruel aud deliberate betrayal by ; the present democratic administration. Second We adhere to tha republican doc trine of protection and believe that tariff lawa ahould protect the produota of the farms aa ; well aa of tho factory. Thlrd-Tlie American people favor blmetal--: Ham and the republican party demands the use , Of both gold and silver as etandard money, with such restrictions and under aucb provls Ions, to be determined by legislation, aa will seoure the maintenance of the parity of values of the two metala and that the purchasing and debt-paying power of the dollar, whether of gold, sliver or paper, shall be at all times equal. The Interests of the producers ol tho country, Its farmers and lla working men demand that the mints be opened to the coinage of the silver of the mines Of the United Statea and that eongraai ahould .enact a law levying a tax on Importations of foreign allver aufflelent to fully protect the produota of our own mlnea. Pourth-We favor national and atate legisla tion for the encouragement of Irrigation. Filth We denounce the present state adnata Istratlon for Its revolutionary tendencies, Its violation or the laws, contempt of the courts, the corruption and Incompetency of Its officials, Its gross mismanagement or theetate loatlttt tlons and for the dlso-adit It has brought upon the good name ol the state. And we ledge tha republloan party and the nominees of thla con vention to a faithful and economical discharge of ail official duties, to a atriot observance and an honest enforcement of tha law and to obadl nee to the mandates of the courts. etlith To the maintenance of these prlnei fuee we luvlta the support ol all patriotic cltl. Congressman Hudson has been re nominated by the Populists. Hudson la not quite ss poor a congressman as John Davis because he dons not talk o Bash. Populism or Drouth! Tell It to the people that Morrill said in a speech at Hmith (tenter that ho would rather sou a drouth like that of 1SU0 than have the I'lipullst party get control of the PtaUt,-AI)llone Monitor, Well, suppose you do tell It to the people, would it 1)0 anything more than the truth? If Mr. Morrill made such a statement, he simply voiced the sentiment of tho thinking people, not only ol Kansas, but of the United .States. Th'e drouth of 1890 was a cause of sulTering to tho jieople but Its effects passed away. People felt some inconvenience for a time, but with hotter cropa that was forgotten. The People's party means not only Inconvenience, hut degradation to every cltlen of this commonwealth. It has not only injured Kansas financially and continues to do so, but it haa impoverished more people than did the drouth of 1890, and It has caused a disgrace, from which It will take, tho Stato many years to recover. The People's party in con trol of the State has meant the keeping in power of men unworthy to hold any position in me gut m uw There are men In some Instances con - victed In the court and in other in - stances oi no moral enumcicr. i have Involved the State ill an pense of (00,000 because of their legislative muddle and the succeed ing a court martial. They have ap pointed fugitive from justice to one of the must responsible offices In Kansas. They aro today allowing lotteries to run in dellanco of the laws of tho State or the nation, that aro, nothing less than rank robbing insti tutions. It has been charged that they have received and are receiving money for allowing this state of a Hairs and the man who made the charge was Jast week acquitted of any libel in bo staling, The people ol Kansas do not disagree with Mr. Morrill. Most of them will show next November that they approvo of his statement, While none of us want a drouth like that of 1890, yet If the choice were before tho voters of this Slate tliey would bo amply justl lled in choosing it rather than an other People's party administration. The Keoordof Eeform. The Anthony Republican has com piled the following partial list of tho things tho drat People's party govern ment on earth has accomplished for Kansas! - Hulneil tho credit of tho State. Upheld train stealing, anarchy and socialism. Given us scandals in nearly every Slate Institution. The secretary of stato convicted of Criminal libel, Bought worthless school bonds at the expense of the Stato, Instituted tho Hughes court martial at an expense of nearly (10,000, Fed nisensed meat to veterans at the 'soldiers' home at Dodge City, Endorsed Todd's calamity circular that farming In Kansas does not pay, (liven us extravagance and cor ruption by wholesale In the name of reform. Winked at the prohibitory law and countenanced violation in many places, Appointed a fugitive from justloo to one of the most responsible oillces In the Stato. Organized a partisan militia to ac complish by force what they could. not do by ballot. Humiliated a long suffering poopb by asslninlty In nearly every State office of responsibility. Mttdo tho State the laughing stock of tho country by potty jealousies and bickering In office. Approved a State treasurer's bond not In propor form and practically of no protection to tho people, Organized a rump house and malii' talnod the same for three months at a oost of nearly (50,000, Demonstrated their boodling pro- illvitles by accepting money from lottery and whisky men of Kansas City. Called out the Stato militia in mo of peace nnd attempted to in timidate a loyal people by turning the houso of representatives over to ,i lot ot anarchists, Squandered tho public money In useless and partisan investigations while drawing money from tho treasury illegally themselves. Mr, Franklin MeVoagh, who has been nominator! by the Democrats of Illinois for Uultod States senator, should congratulate himself upon his ability to change horses successfully. When the Republicans were in power, he was on that side. Now that Domooracy has its innings, there was never so strong a Democrat and lie haa succeeded In making his' parly in Illinois think that ho moans what he says when ho endorses their plat form. Mr. MoVengh, In 1898, will bo sorry that ho did not wait before making tho change, A Topeka girl, tho xlangbtcr of a farmer living a tew miles from that city, has been chosen for a model for a decorative design on tho new St. Louis depot. There should be an end to the slighting remarks concerning the effects ot the Kansas woathor upon women') beauty. Another Financial Monstrosity. The Populists to whom the Stato of Kansas la paying $.0,000 each a year for rattling around in congres sional seats at Washington have evolved a brand new hanking plan. Congressman Baker introduced It Wednesday and it is so magnilieently idiotic and supremely ridiculous that it would be too had not to give it publicity. Tho bill provides for twelve United States government bank generals. These bank generals are to receive (10,000 a year, and to serve twelve vears, at the expiration of which time they are to be retired on 1,0,000 salaries, to run as long as they live. Four generals are to be chosen by popular vote every four years. Tho bank generals are to constitute a bureau to have charge of the new banking system which tho Bclieme provides. A government State bank Is to be located in every State capital city. State bank presidents, cashiers and assistant onshlcrs ure to be elected by I tho Stotc bank buildings arc to ,J0 ct,.,, by tue mUsi imu, from the State banks is to jromtty , ,yHtom of oUy and county i,, v-arv i i in m nl. nun is auuncu O Uilllft. utuijr VlfUlllJ !,... 1.. 11, I a I I, L'. ,.. of 10,000 population is given a bank. The people aro to elect the cashiers and assistants of these subordinate banks, and the government is to erect tho buildings for the bank, For cities of 10,000 population the bank buildings are to cost (10,000; for 25,000 people, (25,000, and so on, When a bank has boon built and the officers elected by the voters ol the city or county, nn amount of legal tender money equal to double the cost of tho building and fixtures will bo Issued to It by the secretary of the trocsury, on tho approval of the all powerful bank generals, The oashlere of the banks shall loan this money to citizens of their respective cities and counties on any property, real or per sonal, to any amount not exceeding what, In their judgment, Is one-third of the cash value, Loans shall be made for not more than ono year, and at 4 per cent, The cashiers of theso banks are to receive deposits, pay cheeks, hiimllo drafts and do a general banking business. For each draft is sued a cborgo of 6 cents and one-tenth of 1 per cunt of tho draft will bo charged. Stumps are to be issued and pupujion drafts and canceled to the amount of the charge. The sec retary of the treasury Is to Issue paper ouri'ency to carry out tho scheme, A bank general must bo at least 85 yoars' old; a State bank president 29; a cash ier 25. None ot these officers shall be re quired to give bonds, All losses through malfeasance must be borne by the State, dimity or city whore they oocur, Losses through bank generals must bo made good by tho United States. Any city, county or Slate refusing to make good any loss will have Its bank taken away. An elaborate force of national and State Inspectors is provided to make fre. quont examinations and to report to the bank generals. . State banks are to be the medium through which the city nnd county banks do business. They aro allowed to loan to elty or county or school corporations, but not to Individuals. State bank officers are to have six-year terms. City and county cashiers and assistants are to have foiir-year terms. Why John Davis was not allowed to Introduce the bill Is not clear. He evidently helped concoct It. It has his earmarks all through, It Is ox. uctly the klndof a bill he would favor. It is tho wildest scheme of national fi nance, yot formulated and hence will appeal strongly to his mind, The most notable feature about It Is that It provides for gottlng the inflation quickly into the hands of those who want It, and It Is deail oertain that it Is tho most efficient and rapid means of bankrupting tho nation yot di covered. Tho Kansas City Gazette gives the following bit of boom history; Louli Hammerslough, the once faraoui clothing man of Kansas City, Is now selling printing ink through Kansas, Hnmmerslough deserves better luck tuuu ne nns nan. no was mixed up in tho tlrst contract to build the old Union Pacillc Southern Branch, now thoM. K. AT., from Junction City south. Everybody became Involved. We remember seeing Hammerslough In a justice court when a decision was rendered against him, and he did not hnvo niouey enough to get back to Kansas City. Ho told us since that ho dropped (75,000 at that time. He wont to work again, and got along so that he was able to drop (100,000 in the Kansas City Globe. Now he is a travelling salesman for Ink. The Democrats in Illinois endorsed ftiov. Altgeld, but tailed to say a good word for Urovcr Cleveland. A party that can soe good in the anarehlslio executivo of the Suckor State, has remarkable powers ot observance. Many bad things have been said ol Grover Cleveland, but he is a better man every day. In the weok Sundays Included than is the pardoner ol the Hayuiarkot murderers. " Thi Pullman Strike. The railroads of the West are hav ing a unique experience. In its fight with the Pullman Car company, the American Railroad Union is tackling the most unscrupulous and unyield ing corporation, perhaps, in the nation- The method which the Union has taken in fighting it will not meet with the sympathy of all, although the object tor which the Union is fighting is a worthy one. The refusal of the Pullman com pany to arbitrate a dispute is char acteristic ot its usual methods. It was not long ago that the company reduced the wages ol its employes. When the employes protested it was said that the company was losing money. Not a great while afterward It declared a dividend. Tho em ployes inquired how this dividend could be declared by acompany which was losing money. The reply was that the company made on its sleeping cars, but lost on Its manufacturing business. At the last assessment of tho railroads of Kansas the Populist board of trustees reduced the valua tion of the Pullman cars. In response to criticism for this action reply was made that the company was losing money on its cars and was only en abled to make money by reason of Its prollts accruing on its manufacturing businoss. Tho Pullman company appears to bo prepared to "catch em" going or coming." While there Is no sympathy for the company - existing, either among the traveling public or those who have watched tho enormous in- orcaso In the wealth of this corpora tion, the omployes stopping or in. terferlng with traveling and the transportation of mails will' result in no good." It Is possible that they may at this time force the company to assent to their demands, but such a precedent Is non-American and should have no endorsement by American people. , , If all trains can bo stopped and all traveling Interfered with upon one excuse, It can upon another and there would, In case of many successes, come about a condition of affairs by which certainty of travel becomes a thing of the past, There Is no ques tion but that arbitration Bliould be conceded In these disputes, now be coming so terribly frequent between corporations and their .employes, There should be such legislatloiiat would compel an arbitration 'b't a question of this kind, Stopping rail road trains on certain roads at the or ders of walking delegatos will never accomplish It. The prompt and dc- cisiva order of Judge Caldwell that all employes retuslug to work will be discharged and not taken on the lines again Is a sensible and businesslike one, Men of backbone like Judge Caldwell aro needed. There are other ways of settling disputes besides in juring people not Implicated in the disputes. Republican "literature." The llciiultllcan Stato central committee is ucttliiK Its otllco lu shape for businoss ut Topeka. Wonder If It will sot up another syndicate of udllors to teach country boobies how to run tlielr own papers. fllelolt Uourlur, The editor of tho Courier appears to have an Idou that the arrangements made by the central committeo two yoars ago wore very degrading to the country editors. As a matter of fact, It wob merely policy to assist the country papers in making a system atic and strong flghtagalnst Populism. The weakness of the Republican party has been in Its handling ot that Issue. Take almost any Populist paper nnd you will find that It gives nioro space to the discussions of poll tics than to all other subjects, what ever. Populist editors care nothing for news, They plainly make no at tempt to give tho happenings of the dny. What they do is to hammer poli tics, flat money and Populism into their readers, column after column of it. It Is no unusual thing to see Populist weekly contain five or six columns of editorial, much ot It re print of course, but nevertheless strong Populist material, but not to exceed one or two columns of news matter. One of the great elements of strength of the Populist party lies In this fact and this kind of warfare. It was one of the aims of the Republican party to assist in giving Republican editors "literature" with which to off set this kind ot campaigning. Tho gentlemen who had oharge of the "syndicate" quoted, to which the Courier appears to take bo much urn brryje were among the most iucocss tul political writers of the State. The material they made out was, as every editor knows, valuable and strong as campaign documents. It was not made obligatory upon anyone to nse this matter. It was simply sent out to give the editors of the State mater ial upon which to work, Very few, perhaps, used It in its entirety, but it could not help being valuable for its Suggestions as to the strong points of tho campaign. It Is not every editor who has so massive a brain and such magnificent ability as Mr. Caldwell, and he should have charity for those who can get some good out of the sug gestions of others, 'Gaines-liko expressions" is the newest term for straight up-and-down wearing with obscene attachments. The Enterprise Journal has these complimentary and deserved words of praise lor County Superintendent Shirk: "It there 1 one man before the county convention who will re ceive the unanimous endorsement of that body, that man will be D. F. Shirk, the present county superin tendent. Two years ago Prof. Shirk was tendered the nomination of the Republican party and was elected by a handsome majority. He will be re nominated at the coming convention, and the result will be the same as that ol two years ago. Prof. Shirk is no politician; he has never yet asked for an office, but he Is ready and will ing to respond to the wishes of the voters of this county." The Populists of Dickinson county reckoned without their host when they made the admission fee into their grand free-for-all scramble for offices so high as (5, At the close of entries it was found that only 7 out a possible ,96 had considered tha game worth the candle. The average Populist wants office, but he proposes to get it with, out paying out any money for it. Just what will be done to complete the necessary campaign fund, of which our Populist friends have been talk ing, is not yet stated. The central committee should gather its massive brains together and ooncoctsome new grip or pass word that will be worth a small fee to the brethren throughout the county. St. Marys Journal (Dem)i The Peo- pie's party a party that has among its followers scores of Democratic re cruits. What German will now say "I endorse the People's party?" What Irishman will so tar forget his man hood as to allow his name to longer remain upon the rolls ot a party that oarrles for Its banner a yellow petti coat, borne and supported by a crew of broken-down political cranks and unsexed womonP The banner of the .united Democracy will on July 4th be unfurled to tho breeze, and upon its ample folds will be engraved, "No fusion with fanaticism, prohibition or fomale suffrage. No partnership with cranks," mm W. I. Decker, formerly of this juntyhas come to life at Topoka. Ho said a't a Pop moeting when E. B. Whaley was called for; "We do want to hear Mr. Whaley. We are all brothers here in this People's party and we want to got Mr. Whaley tip here where otm soe him so we will know him and call htm brother." . It Mr. Whaley wanted to bo a Populist bad enough to call Bill Decker "brother" his case is beyond question hopeless. Threo-fonrths of the editors who go to Asbury Park to bathe in the briny deep and enjoy the luxuries of the effete East are editors of weekly papers. It has come to be recognized that about the best payinginstitution a man can own is a w.ell located week ly newspaper. The daily papers in volve so much work, that oven If they do pay good profits the editors get no time for enjoyment, Tho Coxoy movement has cost 'the West in the damage to transportation, the expense of deputy marshals and other incidentals such as the stopping of railroad trains by order of that erratic genius, about (125,000. These new tangled reform attachments come high, but it appears that under the present administration we cannot get along without them. State Printer Snow in the Ottawa Journal Bays i "Take away the school houses and churches and the Republi can party will fall to the ground," II the Journal prefers a party based upon something besides churches and school houses, it Is welcome to it. We do not at this time think ot any more laudable foundation. Labor day has been made a national holiday. Congress is very discerning. It Is quick to see the necessities of the times, Under this Democratic admin istration it will, after awhile, become necessary to make all days national holidays. It remained for a reform party to put In a fat salaried State official as chairman of the State centra! commit tee and allow hira the use of the sen ate chamber committee rooms lor his headquarters. That Is the way Mr. Breidenthal is running things now. Governor Riddle devotes one-half column to explaining a ten line Inter view which he was careless enough to give a Topeka reporter. The governor li old enough to understand the nec essity of keeping his mouth shut. Blades ol oats down 4 Indiana have B" impressed on them and the people thinks it means "blood." It does not, it means "bums" and refers to the Coxey armies marching toward Washington. Japanese Liver Pellets are the best family medicine for liver complaint and consumption. 50 pills in vial 25 cents. Sold by Guliek, the drug gist, Abilene,, Kansas. Or, Price'! Craatn Baking Powder WerU'i Fair Wffceat Aware. A jffiS. Chicago Strikers Lock Horn with State and Fedora! Troop. . FRUIT AND VEGETABLES ROTTING. Complete Interruption of Freight Trafltc at in. LouisThe Paclfle Coast General fencers' BuUetla-Preelileat 'Data Interviewed. Cuicaoo, July 3. Yesterday's devel opments in the great Pullman-A. It- U. strike bare been prolific in sensation alism, the principal theater being in Chicago and adjacent suburbs. The first serious clash occurred when 300 deputy United States marshals were Mirrounded at Blue Island by 2,000 striken, who openly defied federal au thority. Weapons were drawn by both tides, and Deputy United States Mar shal John A. leyran was painfully cut with a knife, but when a bloody con flict seemed imminent the deputies re tired to their barrack cars to await reinforcements from Fort Sheridan, leaving the strikers masters of the sit uation. 'Last evening an injunction from the United States court wa read and bul letined. The authority of the United States was openly derided, and after a few minutes quiet, the riotous spirit of the strikers reasserted itself. At mid night reports of other disorder were current, it being stated that the strik ers were tearing down the bulletin mandate of the court Fearing to precipitate bloodshed the Rock Island company decided after its 6:30 express had been gotten through, not to make any further efforts to move trains, but to-day can hardly fail to bring a crisis. The strikers have now locked horns with the state and fed eral authorities. A number of trains have been de railed by misplaced switches. A Pan handle train was partly derailed at Kinzie and Canal streets last night, but was not seriously delayed. ' Tons of fruit, vegetables, lee, meats, and other perishable goods stand in the cars, under a broiling sun, no one caring or daring to move It to the des tination. Dumb animals crowded into stock cars suffer thirst and hunger, and prices of vegetables and fruits are going up. , BIOT AT BLUR ISLAND. Iti.l'K Island, 111., July 3. The pres. ent outlook here Is not the most pros perous for law and order. There is a very turbulent element among the strikers, especially among their sym pathizers, 2,000 of whom are employed in the different yards at Blue Island. These men are off for the Fourth of July and It is tho element that is most feared. Yesterday morning a train having on board 100 deputy United States mar shals, commanded by United States Marshal Arnold, came into the yards and was stopped by tha strikers. A small riot followed, in which guns and it (lives were drawn and a general knock down fight occurred, ISIIMtOVINB UI JIKSVKlt, Dravwt, Col., July 8. The situation in this city, so far as the operating of passenger trains is concerned, showed some improvement yesterday, The usual morning trains were sent out In all directions. Tho Santa Fe brought in a train from the east which had been four days on the road from Chicago, Tho Union Pacific Cheyenne train came in without a sleeper, bu this was be cause connections were' missed. There was no train from the east on the Rock- Island, it being tied up at Omaha, The Denver & Rio Grande is running all passenger trains. Few freight trains are running on any of the roads, Five companies of the Seventh regi ment, United States army, stationed at Fort Logan, left at 8:30 o'clock, yester day morning on a special train for Trinidad, where over 100 deputy mar shals were disarmed by a mob. The troops are under command of Col, Ward and Lieut, -Col. Baker. OUT IN ST. LOUIS. ., St. Louis, July 3, The status of the railroad strike hero is that of almost complete Interruption of freight trafiic, while possenger trains made up by yardinasters and n number of termi nal association switchmen who have re turned to work are moving practically on time. On both sides of the river all switchmen have struck except those on the Wabash Western and the St, Louis, Keokuk & Northwestern. In all about 1,500 men have gone out In all the yards and perhaps 3,000 more have been thrown out in unskilled lines of labor by the defection of the switchmen and their allies. The only additions, to the ranks of the strikers yesterday were the freight brakemen of the St. Louis division of the Louisville & Nashville, who have thereby laid up that division, HO THOUULK AT ST. JOSEPH. St. Joswu, Mo., July 3. It is not un likely that a general tie-up on all of the roads running Into St. Joseph will occur at any time. Members of the American Railway union are reticent on the subject, merely saying they ex pect to do what they think is right at all times. How soon they may decide that it is the proper thing to bring about a general tie-up no one can accu rately foretell. The American Railway union of this city will hold another meeting to night, at which their future course will possibly be outlined. ON THE PACmO COAST. San Fiiancibco, July 3. Last night, at the close of the fourth day's strug gle between the Southern Paclfle com pany and the American Railway union, the strikers appear to have the upper hand. The blockade of the entire sys tem is practioallycomplete. The west ern divisions of the Santa Fe road an in much the same condition. In fact, railway traffic is almost at a standstill at all points on the Pacific coast south of Portland, Ore. North of Portland there is also much trouble, the North! ern Pacific road being practically tied up and the Union racinc involved. All overland trains hre been effectually Hocked, and the' only trains running anywhere are locals. GENERAL MANAGERS BULLETIN. Chicaoo, July 8. -The general man- agera of the Chicago railroads this evening Issued the following bulletin! The worst reports oome from the Rock Island, which was not able to move any trains on account of a orowd of 1,000 people at Blue Island, who con trolled the situation, tho United States deputy marshals and the Cook county deputy sheriffs being powerless to handle the mob. . Ob the Michlma Cautal .theuiadiaaa uodji are tnat there will be consider able trouble on account of the employ ment of new men to take the places of the striking switchmen. The Illinois Central is still in bad shape regarding suburban businesa, but is moving through trains. The Milwaukee & St Paul la also badly embarrassed by the striking em ployes. On these roads occurred tha most serious difficulties. Seventeen roads in Chicago an more or less embarrassed by the strike, and many passenger trains are-being moved, aa on the Panhandle, under heavy guards of deputy marshals for matt trains and deputy sheriffs (or other trains in order to get them through the strikers and sympathisers who con gregate along the tracks. The rail roads hare not altered their position, the bulletin continues, and will not parley with, the men who want to strike. The places of men who strike wiU be filled as fast aa possible aad force wiU be met with force to the ei tent of asking the state for troops to keep the roads open wherever thia ac tion becomes necessary. If the atate cannot afford ample protection, the roads will ask th Jutted States gov-, ernment to send troops to the scene of the disturbances. 11 R. DKBS INTERVIEWED. Chicago, July 3. After an interview with President Studebaker yesterday President Debs, of the A. R. U,, made the following statement: "There must be an armistice between Mr. Pullman and his employes on ef basis satisfactory to the men (they are willing to accept a reasonable compromise) and all the men must be taken back to work. There must be an adjustment between the railways and the strikers', all must be restored to their old positions, and no wages shall be cut, nor shall any discriminations be made. The Oeneral Managers' associa tion has made common cause with the Pullman company, and We cannot set tle with either side. There must be an agreement with both or none." THE STRIKE IN CONGRESS. Resolution for a Committee to Inquire Into tlie Cause of the Existing Pullman Trouble. 1 Washington, July 3. The Pullman strike had an echo in the senate yes terday. Mr. Call offered a resolution appointing a joint committee of five members of the house and senate to in quire into the cause of the existing rmiman siriKe, tlie justice of the de mands of tho warkingmen, and to re port by bill, or otherwise: and Mr. Kvle offered the resolution indorsed by Pres ident ileus, ot the A. it. v., and Oeneral Secretary-Treasurer Hayes, -of the Knights of Labor, which has already been published, look ing to the protection of striken from federal interference, except to insure the transportation of the malls, and declaring that the detachment of fnllraan or other parlor or sleeping cars from a train shall not constitute an offense against the United States.' Both resolutions, under the rule, went over until to-ty. I'ollowlng is the text of Senator Call s resolution: Resolved, Thut a oomniittee of Qvo senators sh:ill be appoietea by the president of the sen ate, who shsll Inquire and report to the senate the caucus of the existing strike of railroad em-ilnyos and tho justice of the demands of the working-men, and report by bill or otherwise such lc-;lNlatioil as may secure justice to the workln-tnien and bo reasonable and fair to their omployeve, nnd seoure the transportation of the mulls, frei-;ht and passengers without Interruption, and that such committee be au thorized to sit with a committee of the house. appointed for this purpose, and may report to their respective bouses the result ol the joint action. Representative Crain, of Texas, wiU introduce a resolution lor Ivestigation of the Pullman strike, Mr. Crain waa a member of tlie congressional commit tee of 18S8 which investigated the strike of that? year, and succeeded in framing a settlement acceptable to both sides. The resolution directs the committee on inter-state commerce to immediately Investigate the causes that have led up to the Pullman strike and its successive state of development, and to report at the earliest practicable time as to the means of overcoming the present con flict and others of similar character, His resolution is as follows: Whereas, A disturbed condition In the rela tions between lubor and the Pullmun Palace Car Co. and certuin railroad corporations car rying on inter-stute commerce is reported to exist In several of the states, menacing and ob structing lnter-state transportation of freight and passengers and tho United States mall, In volving to a greuter or less extent the com merce and business of the country and the general welfare ol tho people, and hence be coming u matter of national oonoern; therefore, be it Resolved, The committee on lnter-state and foreign commerce be hereby authorized and di rected to investigate the cause and extent of the disturbed condition existing in auoh statea, or in any other state; said oommlttee shall have power to visit tho places where suoh con ditions exist, send for persons and papers, examine witnesses under oath and employ stenographer, and shall report the result to tho house, with such recommendations as II may deem proper to make, Representative lioen, of Minnesota, is preparing a bill which is on the line of the Kyle resolution, but extendi Its lines to general law defining mall trains and their use. It provides all railroad lines are made public postal routes subject to government regu lations. When the traffic is in terrupted nn any public postal route the mall trains shall con sist of one engine, one caboose and one or two mail cars. Passenger coaches and Pullman cars shall not be attached to suoh mail trains pending the interruption of the traffic. Mail cars appointed to be attached to ex press trains when traffic is interrupted, It is also provided that while mall trains are restricted to engines, oa booses and mail cars thev shall be ran on schedule time at a compensation to be fixed by the postmaster general. LYNCHED. A Negro Strunj Up on a Tree by Arm eft Hen. Fulton, Mo., July 8. Last night John R. Revnolds. a constable of Guthrie township, this county, accom panied by his deputy, Taylor Wilson, were on their way to Fulton from Cedal City with James Johnson, colored,' charged with criminal assault on Mrs. William King near Guthrie during the absence of King in August, 1893, when they were met at Uillvis creek, 9 miles southwest of here, by about 100 armed men who overpowered the officers. Two men then jumped into the wagon and after fastening the rope about tue negro's neok tied the other end to a, large tree and drove from under the wretch, leaving him hanging, The officers came here and the cor oner and sheriff went to the scene ol the crime this morning. Constable Reynolds told the story of the lynching; and the jury rendered a verdict that Johnson came to his death by hanging at the hands of unknown men. The mob, it is supposed, came frooa the vicinity of Guthrie. The eonataala did not rattKttlH - t 'lift j