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ABILENE WEEKLY REFLECTOR ABILENE, KANSAS, JULY 5, 1894.
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tarn t. Coopkb,
II. W. WlUKIf,
I WARISO.
A. W, Kl(,
. IlAMER.
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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

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