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ESTABLISHED 1880 INCORPORATED 1888. J. H. ESTILL, President. m n ni The Battle to Be Fonght to the Bitter End. DOOMED TO SAD DEFEAT. Only Three Affiliated Orders Now at His BacK. CHICAGO COMPARATIVELY CALM The Troops Given No More Trouble by Mobs. Ths Building Trades Council Not to Take Any Further Part in the Strike—The Directors of the Switch men’s Mutual Aid Association Dis countenance the Strike—The Lead ers of the Knights of Labor, the Brotherhood of Ballroad Carmen and the Brotherhood of Ballroad Trackmen the Only Ones Now in Touch With Debs. Chicago, July 14. —The executive com mittee of the American Railway Union met at the Revere House shortly after 10 o'clock this morning and held a pro longed session. The refusal of the gen eral managers to consider their proposi tion for a settlement of the strike and the action of the Federation of Labor, the brotherhoods and the building trades were discussed at length. Methods of carry ing on the strike, and of making it more effective, were considered. In addition to the members of the board there were present General Master Workman Sover eign of the Knights of Labor, J. D. Stevenson of East St. Louis, 111., and F. H. Ronemus of Kansas City, executive officers of the Brotherhood of Railroad Car Men, and J. Bowie of Battle Creek, Mich , grand chief of the Brotherhood of Railway Trackmen. All of the affiliating orders agreed to go out on strike and to stand by the Ameriean Railway Union in its strike to the end. It was resolved that in view of the rejection by the Gen eral Managers Association of the propo sition of peace that a muster of all the forces at once be had and the strike vigorously prosecuted without regard to time or consequences. Six new men were sent into the field to work among the men, and as fast as possible members of the executive board will go into the field. CHIEF ARTHUR INTERROOATED. The meeting authorized President Debs to send the following dispatch to Chief Arthur of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers: Chicago, July 14. 1804.—T0 P. M. Arthur, (4rand Chief, Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers, Cleveland. Ohio: The newspapers quote you as having issued an official order to your members requiring them to work with scab firemen, or any one the companies might employ. It is also stated to us that you are Issuing lettres of recommendation to engi neers for the purpose of filling positions va cated by the strikers. In other words, that you are supplying scabs to take the places of striking engineers. We desire to do no in justice, but wish to be advised of the facts in the case. We are now making history and do not want to put any man on record improp erly. An early answer will much oblige. By order of board of directors. American Railway Union. ARTHUR’S REPLY. The following telegram was received by Mr. Debs late to-night from Chief Arthur of the engineers, in reply to the one sent him early in the afternoon: Cleveland, 0., July 14.—T0 E. V. Debs: My advice to the members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, where called upon to give It. has been to attend strictly to their duty as engineers, and run their engines where they could do so safely, regardless of "hom the company employs to Are them. I have not issued aiiy letters of recommenda tion to engineers for the purpose of tilling positions vacated by strikers. I have stated to all inquiries that members of the brotherhood could take the places va cated by old members of tha Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers contrary to the laws of the order, but could not take the places of members of the American Kailway Union who had quit in obedience to the order of the organization. X have not sent any engineers. I have referred all applications for employ ment to the chairman of the general com mittee of adjustment. P. M. ARTHUR. Tho American Hallway Union officers consider this to be a practical admission of the truth of the charges made against him. Director Rogers said the reply Placed Chief Auther iu the light of an enemy to organized labor and the tool of the railroad corporations, having con fessed the truth of the implied allega tions contained in President Debs’ tele gram. There was no sign of weakness in the talk of the strike leaders to-night, al-> though President Debs shut himself in Ins room at the Kevero House early in the evening with some other officers, and re fused to say a word for publication. the federation’s stand final. The executive council of the federation of labor met at the Briggs House and acted on routine business of the federa tion. So far as the federation is con eerned. they are out of the railway strike for good. President (jumpers, when asked about the refusal of the railway managers to entertain Mr. Debs’ proposi tion. said to-day: “I regrot it very much. It was bad for tho railways, bad for the men and bud for tho public interest. It will, however, have no effect on the action taken by the federation in declining to order a geuerul strike.” The executive council of the American Federation of Labor consists of .Samuel 1 -orapegs. K. V. McGuire, C. L. Drum mond. James lirettell, William H " ardeu, James B. Leuon and She ffetogl Chris Evans. It adjourned subject to call. after a ten hours’ session to-day. Thoir regular quarterly meeting should have taken place on Aug. 1. but owing to the labor difficulties it was called earlier than the date set. Nothing of importance was transacted except routine business, the most im portant of which was a vote to assist the earriagemakers in their boycott on Stude bakers' goods, and especially in the west, through the help of the Farmers’ Alliance. The council appropriated SBOO to assist Eugene V. Debs in the case now pending against him in the federal courts. Also s'2oo to assist the Seaman's National Union in organizing, and to help their lobbyist, A Furuseth, in his attempt to have repealed certain obnoxious statutes in the United States law books. CHICAGO CALM. Chicago is very rapidly resuming its normal condition. The action of the con ference of the federation of labor yester day afternoon, supplemented by the meet ing of the building and trades assembly last night, at which it was resolved to call off the strike and resume work at once, is accepted universally as the death blow of the Pullman boycott. Of course Debs and Sovereign are saying that it is not over, and that they are go ing to fight to the bitter end. Debs goes so far as to say that he will tie up every railroad in the United States, but he also says, or did say, in a speech last night to 500 strikers: "The only thing that now remains for us to accomplish is to get you boys back at your work.” SWITCHMEN SUBBENDEB. Their Board of Directors Decides Against the Strike. Chicago, July 14.—The switchmen have taken decided action regarding the strike. A meeting held to-day resulted in the fol lowing being promulgated: We, the grand board of directors of the Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association of North America, now assembled at the city of Chicago, have carefully considered our posl tion. in the pending strike of the American Hallway Union; and, Whereas, Our grand master. Miles W. Bar rett, did not countenance the same, but held that all members of the Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association be governed by our constitu tion; be it therefore Resolved, that it is the sense of this body, the grand board of directors assembled, to fully indorse our grand master In his action in said strike. Board of Directors. Chari.es McCarthy, Chairman. James D. Sherman. W. C. McLean. This is interpreted to mean that the most authoritative body in the switchmen’s organization have officially discounte nanced the strike,and the switchmen hav ing been the backbone of the strikers’ forces, the outlook for the Debs-Sove reign plan for continuing the strike is discouraging. PEACE IN THE STOCK YARDS. Many of the Railroad and Packing House Strikers Resume Work. Chicago, July 14.—Many of the striking employes at the stock yards reported for work to-day. Thirty-seven switchmen, thirteen engineers and more unskilled laborers were given work. Five engineers were put into service and handled all the cars received from outside roads. The packing houses received 5,000 cat tle. 20,000 hogs and 15.1X10 sheep. Armour, Swift and Morris killed during the day and meat trains were sent out. Not much killing is done in packing town on Saturday’s and the packers claim to have all the men they need to handle the business. The first break in the military on guard in the stock yards district was made this afternoon when the Chicago Hussars, under Capt. Brand and Lieut. Thomas Quincy, were relieved of duty and went home. Several butchers who have taken the places of strikers were assaulted this morning while on their way to work, but none of them was seriously hurt. Be yond this there is very little change in the situation at the yards and things generally are decidedly quiet. FIXING TO MOVE FREIGHT. Chicago's Roads Now Getting Ready to Resume Business. Chicago, July 14.—Railroad officials de voted their attention almost exclusively to-day to getting their traffic depart ments back into the old lines of doing business. The Rock Island, which had dispensed with the entire forces in its general offices during the strike, notified its men to-day to report for duty Monday morning. The Milwaukee and St. Paul, which led the way in the general suspension of its business, will put all its men back to work on Tuesday. All the other roads will resume their usual routine after Monday. „ , , , , This was pay day on the Rock Island, and the office of the paymaster on the third iloor of the Van Buren street build ing was besieged by an eager crowd. The Chicago and Northwestern also paid off its men. Its pay car stood in the yard just west of the Wells street depot. A company of regulars was posted close bv, so that had any attempt been made to raid the car it could easily have been furstrated. , ~ _ , „ The managers have laid down for them selves a policy of the strictest possible economy, so as,to offset to the greatest extent possible the losses of the strike. They expect that several w-eks will elapse before traffic will resume its usual volume. The work of assigning the men to the positions they left will, for many of them, be a very slow process. PULLMAN'S STRIKERS TO STAND FIRM. The strikers at Pullman will stand firm, notwithstanding the position of the American Railway Union and General Managers Association, and they announce that they expect to win despite the appa rent defeat of the present, believing the public is still with them in their fight against the Pullman Palace Car Com pany. Sam Meyers, secretary of the Pullman grievance committee, said to-day: 'We are not disconcerted in the least, although we had expected to win our fight with the assistance of the railroad men in the country in tying up the roads. However, our men have every conhdence in Presi dent Debs and the American Railway Union, and we believe we will yet win the strike and we feel that our cause has not been injured in the least The situation will now probably stand as it did before the railroad men came to our assistance.” The transportation department of tho ■tnek vards resumed business this morn ing with a full force of men. Thirty seveu nou-uuion switchmen marched into the yards at 7 o’clock and the work of clearing tho tracks was begun in earnest. The work is being done under tho pro tection of 100 policemen and a military B The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy brought in a“ ear. of livestock, tho Rock Island fifteen cars and the other roads al most their full quota. Two hundred cars of live stock were also scut east. SAVANNAH, GA„ SUNDAY. JULY 15,1894. DEBS IN HIS OWN CAMPS. Certain Federal Judges and Ohief Arthur Denounced. Chicago, July 14.—After the morning meeting of the executive board of the railway union. President Debs and Vice President Howard addressed a large body of strikers at Ulrich’s hall. There was a unanimous expression of confidence in the governing body, and every striker shouted his desire to continue out. The announcement was made that 100 members of the Brotherhood of Carmen had Joined the strike at Little Rock, Ark., and that there would be a general strike of the members of that organization and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trackmen by the first of the week. President Debs denounced certain fed eral Judges as "Ermined scoundrels, a disgrace to the Judiciary, doing abso lutely the business of the corporations.’.’ CHIEF ARTHUR SCORED. At another mass meeting of strikers to-night Chief Arthur of the Brother hood of Locomotive Engineers was called by one of the speakers “a traitor and a humbug,” and a storm of applause greeted the accusation. The American Railway Union officers said to-night that the order for a general strike on the Great Northern road had been sent to all points, and the union em ployes would all be out because the com pany persisted in handling freight from the Chicago and Northwestern and St. Paul roads. The threatened strike on the Northwestern and St. Paul systems had not materialized at a late hour to night, so far as Chicago is concerned. A REPORTER PLAYS SWITCHMAN Ha Runs a Passenger Train Into an Engine and Injures Three Persons. Chicago, July 14.—While rushing along at high speed the Chicago and Northern Pacific suburban train for Forest Home ran into an open switch at Fourteenth and Roby streets yesterday evening and crashed into a heavy Wisconsin Central freight engine standing on the next track. Three passengers on the au Durban train were injured in the wreck, both engines were ruined and two coaches were tel escoped. Nobody was killed. It has leaked out that the wreck was caused by the misplacing, through care lessness, of a switch by J. T. Hollister, a reporter for a Chicago morning paper, who was acting as a switchman in order to be on the ‘ inside” in getting news among railroad employes. He was promptly arrested and jailed, but was bailed out this morning. DEBS DESERTED. Chloago’s Building Trades Counoil Against a Strike. Chicago, July 14. —The Building Trades Council, an organization representing 25,- 000 Chicago workingmen, met last night. There were 160 delegates at the meeting, and for nearly five hours they discussed a strike. Then a vote was taken. The order issued by the organization calling its members out last Tuesday was almost unanimously rescinded. The strike, so far as the Building Trades Council is con cerned, is thereby declared off. No reso lutions of sympathy were adopted, nor was any sympathy expressed for the American Railway Union. This action practically takes away the support of the Chicago workingmen from President Debs. SUMMONED TO TENNESSEE. Debs and His Lieutenants Ordered to Show Cause. Chicago, 111., July 14.—A deputy United States marshal from Tennessee arrived in town this morning. He had a sum mons to serve on President Debs, Vicq President Howard, Secretary Keither and Director Rogers, requiring them to appear before the L nited States circuit court of the western district of Tennessee at tho August term, and show cause why they should not be punished for violating the injunction issued by that court restrain ing them from interfering with railways engaged in carrying the mails and in in terstate commerce within the jurisdiction of the court. Papers were served on Messrs. Rogers and Keither at 11 o’clock, and on Messrs. Debs and Howard when they came out of the meeting of the ex ecutive committee an hour later. Refusal of the Managers. Chicago, July 14. —John M. Eagan, chairman of the General Managers’ As sociation, announced at noon to-day that the action was final which was taken last night in returning to Mayor Hopkins the proposition for a return of the strikers to work, submitted by President Debs of the American Railway Union. The an nouncement by Eagan was said to be the result of a session of the General Mana gers' Association, which began this morn ing about 10 o'clock. Civil Proceedings Against Debß. Chicago, July 14. —District Attorney Milchrist is preparing to begin civil pro ceedings against Debs and other strike leaders, that is to cite them into court to answer contempt in violating the injunc tion. This will include Debs. Howard, Rogers, Keither and other officers and directors of the union who have been in dicted. The contempt charges will be heard by Judges Woods and Grosscup, who jointly issued the injunction. CALM IN CALIFORNIA. The Courts Now Getting in Their Work and Mobs Lying Low. Sacaramento, July 14. — Knox, the chief of the American Railway Union and strike leader here, was arrested to-day charged with complicity in the murder of the men who lost their lives in Wednes day's train wreck. Preparations are being made for the inquest on the body of Engineer Clarke, who was killed in the trestle wreck. The date for the inquest on the body of Stew art, who was shot yesterday and who died last night, has not yet been set. It ha3 been learned that he was a fireman in the navy and was discharged several months ago. The railroad officials say he has been affiliating with the strikers. TRIAL, or THE WRECK EUS. San Francisco, July 14. —United' States District Attorney Gartuer has received a telegram from Attorney General Olney which approves of the decision of Dis trict Attorney Gartner in bolding that those guilty of wrecking a train near Sacramento must be tried for murder in the state courts, and not in the United States courts. Tbo district attorney of Yolo county has beeu notified that the United States will proceed against such persons for obstructing the mails in the event that they escape conviction in the state courts. In West Oakland late this afternoon, strikers obstructed the tracks with tun- Iters and pulled the firemen from several local trains. Police, militia and gatling guns were sent to the scene and dispersed the strikers. TWO WRECEBRS IN CELLS. Woodland, Cal., July 14.—S. B. Worden and H. A. Knox, both accused of com plicity in the train wreck, were brought over from Sacramento to-night, about 7:15 o’clock, by Sheriff Wickoff, and are now in the county Jail. Their preliminary examination will probably be held Mon day. The jail is strongly guarded and a company of militia is in readiness should any trouble occur. At a late hour every thing was quiet. THE STRIKE NOT BROKEN. Los Angeles, Cal., July 14.—Charles Heartt, chairman of the local division of the American Railway Union, and a man whoso case for eontempt is now pending before Judge Ross, said this afternoon that the strike is not broken here, and the majority of the American Railway Union men on this division will hold out till officially notified that the strike Is off. Trains ran in all directions to-day without any trouble. ‘ LOYAL EMPLOYES. Conductors of the Pennsylvania Road Denounos the Strike. Philadelphia, Pa., July 14.—The loyalty of the Pennsylvania railroad employes to the company during the recent strike troubles was demonstrated last evening in decisive action by one of the organized bodies. This action was explained in the following communication, received to-day by General Manager Provost: Philadelphia. July, 14,1804 —S. M. Provost. Cleneral Manager Pennsylvania Railroad. Dear Sir. At a regular meeting of tho West Philadelphia Division. No. 16, Older of Rail way Conductors, last evening, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted Whereas. We. as members of the Order of Railway Conductors in Philadelphia and vicinity, both passenger and freight, do con sider the railway situation at Chicago and other western points as a serious and deplor able condition of affairs, entirely uncalled for; therefore, Resolved, That we, as law abiding citizens and faithful employes, do condemn the actum of those who took pari In the wanton and In discriminate destruction of life at and property, causing a needless stagnation of commerce, to the detriment of the interests of their em ployers and tho citizens of the United States. That at no time or place in this vicinity has any feeling other than loyalty to our employ ers been manifested, and that we have no affiliation, directly or indirectly, with the or ganization known as the American Railway Union. That a copy of these resolutions be pre sented to the general manager of ths Penn sylvania railroad for his information. OPENING THE PACIFIC ROADS. Troops With the Central Pacific’s Con struction Train. Omaha, Neb., July 14.—1 tis tediously slow work reopening the Central Pacific and Utah Northern roadiS- A construc tion train is going along with tho troops on the Central Pacific ffom Ogddn. Thus far it has repaired two bridges, numerous places where tracks had been tampered with and has literally worked its way. Gen. Brooks’ troops and those of Gen. Huger expect to meet in a few hours near the California-Nevada line. Gen. Brooks has sent a company of In fantry from Ogden up the Utah and Northern to meet those coming down from the Northern Pacific line, the latter un der orders of Gen. Merritt. These will reopen the Montana end of that road as soon as they can get together. Trains are operating on all but the extreme end. COLORADO’S LABOR CLASH. Companies of Regulars Ordered to Three Points. Washington, July 14.—-Gen. Schofield received the following telegram late last night from Gen. McCook at Denver: •‘The situation at Williams, Winslow and Peach Springs, on the Atlantic and Pa cific, is so critical that I haveordered three companies of infantry from Whipple Bar racks to take station at these points, atid move from point to point on the railroad, as deemed necessary.” This is considered to be a spreading of theitroubles that existed at Trinidad and other points near Santa Fe, on the road which connects with tho Southern Pa cific. near Los Angeles. These sporadic strikes, distant from centers of disturb ances, are not expected to amount to much. Gen. Schofield anticipates any' number of such small troubles, and is fully prepared to meet them wherever they occur. FIREMEN STAND FIRM. No Danger of a Sympathetic Strike by Their Order. Terre Haute, Ind., July 14.—Grand Master Sargent, of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen said to-day that the old brotherhoods would come out of the Pullman strike stronger than before it was ordered, for it would demonstrate their conservative character. The laws of his ordor, he said, are made so as to prevent a strike as far as possible, and such a spirit should actuate all labor organizations. He addod, that at no time during the Pullman boycott was there any danger of a .sympathetic strike on the part of the Brotherhood of Locomotivo Firemen, and all talk to that effect was by persons not familiar with the brotherhood laws. EXPENSIVE FOR UNCLE SAM. Protection of Railroads to Cost Him 8380,000. Washington, July 14.—The Vico Presi dent to-day laid before the Senate a com munication from the Secretary of tho Treasury transmitting su estimate o r an appropriation of $225,000 made by the At torney General for exnenses incurred by United States marshals for the protec tion of property in the hands of receivers of tho United States courts. The Attor ney General says this is the second ap propriation asked for this purpose, mak ing in all SBBO,OOO, and was made neces sary by the Pullman strike. STRIKERS SENT TO JAIL. The Judge Refused to Lit Them Off With Fines. Denver, Col., July 14.—S. R. Rohurtz, A. T. Stevens and N. A. Snyder, Pueblo strikers, were sentenced to thirty days in the county Jail to-day by Judge HalUer for contempt. The defendants asked for the assesinent of fines instead, hut the court declined, saying that this vio lation ol' the law must be steruly re buked. DEBS DENOUNCED. The Aurora Branch of the Union Sur renders its Charter. Aurora, 111., July 14.-Tho Aurora branch of the American Hallway Union, organized here two weeks ago, at a meet ing last night, by a unanimous vote, passed a resolution refusing to strike, as ordered, and condemned President Debs in unmeasured terms. The resolutions further stated that the union was organ ist and under false pretenses. The charter was set back this morning. RIOTING IN INDIANA. Three Companies Ord-red to Be Ready to Go to Brazil. Fort Wayne, Ind., July 14.—The strike troubles at Brazil are becoming more serious hourly, and Gov. Matthews has requested the Fort Wayne Rifles, True Bluos and the' Zolinger battery to hold themselves in readiness to answer a rail to go to Brazil for duty in quelling the riots. Ended at Galveston. Galveston, Tox., July 14.—The strike is off. The military, deputy sheriffs arid extra police have been withdrawn. Everything in the Gulf, Colorado and Sante Fe is running as if-no trouble had been experienced. Only a few of tho strikers will be reinstated. End of the Strike. Washington, July 14.—T0-day's dis patches announce that the strike has practically disappeared from Cleveland, Toledo, Detroit, St, Louis and every other important railroad center in tho re cently tied-up section. Declared Off at Albuquerque. Albuquerque, N, M., July 14,—At a meeting of the members of the American Railway Union last night the strike was declared off. BIOYOLK RECORDS BROKEN. Julian P. Bliss Outdoes All Rivals In Burning the Wind. Detroit, Mich., July 14. F. H. Herrick and C. H. Barthel of tho Detroit wheel men went against the 25 and 50-mile road record over the Belle Isle course this morning, and both succeeded in smashing the world’s road record for 25 miles, 1:09:26 1-5, made by W. Grant over the same course on June 16, making the dis tance in 1 07:46,2-5; Barthel went for the 50-mtle road record and covered it in 2:21:35 1-5, which makes a now record. 81.159 PROVHS A FLTER. Waltham, Mass., July 14.—Julian P. Bliss of Chicago, at the Waltham bicycle track to-day, broke the world’s record for two-thirds of a mile; for three quarters of a mile and for one mile. The new rec ord for two-thirds of a mile is 1:15 1-5, for three-quarters 1:26 and for the mile 1:54 4-5. The world’s record previously for a mile was 1:46, made by Johnson on the same track. Nat Butler of Cambrldgeport. Mass., heat the class A world's record of 2:08, held by Porter. He lowered tho record to 2:01 1-5 with a flying start. C. G. Williams and F. M. Haggerty of Waltham lowered the mile tandem rec ord, flying start, to I:SD 3-5, doing it un paced. Although they are class A men, this is better than all class B or profes sional tandem records. Bliss wound up by breaking (another world’s record, that of Tyler for a mile with a standing start and pacemakers. Tyler did it in 2:02 2-5. Bliss did it in 2:00 even time. DIXIE’S LOVE FOR THE FLAG. Gordon and Hla Veterans Ready to Fight for the Republic. Pittsburg, Pa., July 14.—Gen. John B. Gordon, the ex-confederate veteran, and present senator from Georgia, who cre ated a dramatic scone in the Senate early this week by his words in denunciation of the lawless acts of the mob, spoke in a similar strain in conversation with a party of Pittsburg men, including Repre sentative John Dalzell and Gen A. L. Pearson. Tho latlur, relating tho incident hero to-day, quoted Gen. Gordon as saying: “I am coirtmander-in-ehief of the Confederate UnioD, which is an organization of con federate veterans, similar to the Grand Army of the Republic. If occasion re quires it, I will inarch an army of old soldiers across the long bridge over tho Potomac greater than over Gen. Lee com manded, every man of whom will fight to the death to preserve the union and com mand respect for the old flag.” REMOVED FROM OFFICE. Judge Taft Accuses a Commissioner of Contempt of Court. Cincinnati, 0., July 14.—Judge Taft to day appointed William Curd United States commissioner at Mount Sterling, Ky., vice F. M. Porch, removed for con tempt of court. The latter is accused of aiding the strikers at Mount Sterling to get away when warrants were issued for tlioir arrest, and also of advising them to demand that they bo tried before him in order that he might clear them. The three prisoners from Mount Sterling, Ky., who wanted hear ings before Porch, as well as the other prisoners arraigned, were bound ovor to the October term by Judge Taft in f5(X> each. Porch has been arrested, and his hearing set for Monday next at Coving ton, Ky. An Explosion in $ Brass Foundry. Waycross, Ga., July 14.—Last evening, at J. H. Gillan At Co.’s iron and brass foundry plant, E. W. Pridgeon and an other employe were injured by the explo sion of the furnace. The exnlosion was caused by a quantity of water coming In contact with the melted Iron. The plant was damaged to a small extent. McDuffie County’s Primary. Thomaston, Ga., July 14.—1n the pri mary to-day W. V. Atkinson for go,er nor, 'and the state house ticket were nominated. C. L. Bartlett has a major ity of about 175 for congressman, and J. H. Marchman about 100 majority over B. L. Tisinger, for representative. Cholera More Virulent. Rt. Petersburg, July 14.—Fifty deaths from cholera and 171 fresh cases were re ported in this city yesterday. There are 450 cases in the hospitals. The disease is more severe than it was in 1808, Trial of the Minneapolis. Boston, July 14. —On her trial trip to day the cruiser Minneapolis made 28.05 knots, heating all records for heavy steamships ami 'earning her builders a premium of #402,500. Flumes at a Brewery. Hamilton. 0.. July 14.—The Cincinnati brewery, owned by Peter Schwab & Cos., was damaged by fire this morning #IOO,- 000. it is fully Insured. SESSION OF THE SENATE. Sherman Talks on the Reorganization of tho Executive Departments, Washington, July 14.—Tho plan slowly and laboriously evolved by a joint com mittee of the two houses for a reorganiza tion of the executive departments of the government, and which was incorporated in the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill, was the only portion of that measure which provoked any debate to-day. A motion to striko out tbeso pro visions was made by Mr. Sherman, aud advocated in a speech in which the proposed chango was described as an entire revolution of the finan cial system of the government, Mr. Sherman's familiarity with the routiue of tho busluess in the treasury might have been supposod to give great weight and authority to his Judgment; but his opposition to the chango had really no effect at all, for there were only four votes, including his own, given to the mo tion to strike out the paragraphs, while there wore forty votes against it. The bill went through the committee of the whole into the Senate, but there were so many amendments on rather trifling mat ters offered by individual senators that tho bill did not reach Us final passage, ALLEN GOES FOR A CORRESPONDENT. A newspaper statement recontly made representing the populist senator from Nebraska (Mr. Alien) ns making an un seemly exhibition of himself in the Mnltby building, where many senators have rooms for the convenience of them selves and thoir clerks, was denounced by Mr. Allen to-dav as absolutely false and without a shadow of foundation. It had beun given currency to, ho said, by ‘‘an assassin of character, a human ghoul; one who, like the strnngler of India, crouched In thef grass by the pathway, threw tho deadly rope,around his victim’s neck and choked out his life.” But while he heaped all these and other epithets on tho head of the offending newspaper man, Mr. Allen asserted, with an attempt of Christian forbearance and charity which almost passed belief, that ho "would nut speak unkindly of the mun,” and tlmt ho "entertained for him no umdnd feeling whatever.” The Senate adjourned at 4:15 o’clock, after the point of no quorum had been raised to an amendment to the legis lative appropriation bill. REVENUE RETIREMENT. The Bill Gets a Majority Vote, but the House Lacks a Quorum. Washington, July 18.—Speaker Pro tom. Richardson, in n letter to Clerk Kerr, named Representative Dockery, dem., of Missouri, to perform tho duties of the chair in the House to-i lay. The hot woatlior, or some other irri tating cause, developed an unusua. amount of "objection” in the House to 1 day. and half of a dozen'efforts to obtain' unanimous consent for tho consideration of privato bills in the morning hour only one was successful. Mr. Henderson, rep., of lowa, was fortunate enough to got a bill through for the contract of a bridge across the Mississippi river at Bubuque, for the Dubuque and Wisconsin Bridge Company. An hour was then spent in fruitless discussion of tho bill reported by the com mittee on interstate and foreign com merce to promote the efficiency of the revenue cutter service by providing a sys tem of retirement for the officers. Mr. Clark of Missouri made another speech against it, and when the vote on report ing it favorably to the House showed a majority of 12 in its favor, he made the point of no quorum, which had tho effect of preventing action on it to-day. Tho rest of the session was occupied in the delivery of eulogies upon the late Rep resentative Georgo W. Houk of the Third Ohio district, who died on Feb. 9. Trib utes of respect to his memory were paid by Messrs. Sorg, Curtis of New York, Black of Illinois, Bryan. Storer, McKaig, Lyton, Patterson of Tennessee, Donovan, Wilson of Ohio, Ritchie, Baker of Kan sas, Springer and Hare. The House adjourned at 8:35 o’clock. RECIPROCITY TO BE IGNORED. Carlisle Makes a Statement to Import ers of Sugar. New York. July 14.—1 tls learned here on good authority that Secretary Car lisle. while not finally disposing of the important question raised, has informed a New York firm of sugar importers that any reciprocal arrangements in force be tween the United States and other coun tries would not be considered as obstruct ing in any way tho collection of duties upon sugar under the pending Wilson tariff bill, whether coming from such country or othur countries. Under the reciprocal arrangements or agreements, which some hold have the force of reciprocal treaties, certain countries, principally the republics of South America, agreed to allow admission, duty free, into their borders, of agricul tural implements and machinery in re turn for the free entry into the United States of certain of their products, the principal among which was sugar. Provisions carrying out the reciprocal idea were incorporated into the McKinley tariff bill, and this statement of the Secretary of tho Treasury fareshading the official action of the government should the duty on imported sugars still be retained in the Wilson tariff bill, is looked upon as significant. A FEVER INFECTED SHIP. Her Captain Runs to Baltimore With out Stopping at Quarantine. Baltimore, Md., July 14.—A sensation was caused in shipping circles to-day by the arrival in i>ort of tho bark Glad Tid ings, from Kio, with yellow fever on board. Tho Glad Tidings, Capt. Young, left Rio for Baltimore on Juno 12 with 9,000 bags of coffee. A few days before her departure, W. W. Benson, the cook, was attacked with the fever. Ho was sent to the hospital and left behind. On June 18 Second Officer Fritz Hines was stricken with tho dread disease. He diod on Juno 28 and was buried at sea. No more cases broke out and the officers sup posed that the disease had been stamped out. The law requires that a vessel arriving with an iufoctous disease aboard should go into quarantine. Capt. Young thought it was unnecessary to stop at tho capes and came up to Ilultimore. The custom house officials refused her entry and Surgeon-General Wyman has the case under advisement. Capt. Young says the yellow fever has been nearly stain) od out of Kio de Janeiro. The peo ple are recovering from the effects of tho recent rebellion and the business inter ests of Brazil are assuming their usual ac tivity. DAILY, $lO A YEAR, I 5 CENT’S A COPY. WEEKLY, S TIMES- A WEEK, $1 A YEAR. 1 SHOT DEAI)JJ_A PICNIC. The Murderer Rescued by Friends Alter His Arrest. A Falling Out Over a Oow Trade the Cause of the Killing—The Murder Undoubtedly Premeditated—A Posse Bent in Pursuit of the Bed-handed Fugitive. Americus, Ga., July 14. A dreadful tragedy occurred in this county to-day al a picnic at Hudson’s mill, eleven milea oast of Americus. J. C. Cary, Jr., was shot and killed by John Methvln. Both are prominent young men of the county. Tho Information re ceived hero goes to prove the killing not only without justification, but premedi tated. After shooting his victim twice in the head and buck, Methvln jumped over Cary's fallen body and attempted to escape. Deputy Sheriff McArthur, who was present, caught him and succeedod for a time in holding him and warding off Methvin’a effort to shoot him. For many minutes tho situation was perilous in the extrome. J esse Chambliss, George Doster, Sam Clements, Mr. Wardlaw and other good citizens came to tho assistance of Sheriff MoArtbur, both to prevent him from being killed and to hold his prisoner; but at least a dozen of Methvtn’s friends with kuives and pistols overpowered with threats and forco the sheriff and his party, and got Methvln away. He es caped into the woods. Throe Wingate brothers, cousins of Methvin, and Joe Roach were the leaders of the desperate posse who aided tho murderer to escape. Judge Fish has ordered the sheriff with an amplo force to tho scene of the trouble to-night to use all lawful means to arrest all the guilty parties. Remarks made by several of Methvin’s friends before tho killing ami hoard by several persons prove the killing premedi tated. The only cause for the killing yet developed is that the two young men some days ago had some words about a cow trade and that Methvin, two days ago, told Cary ho would settle the matter with him If he went to the picnic to-day. VAN HAAFTBN IN HARD LUOX. His Wifs Tells the Story of Their Struggle for a Living. Atlanta, Ga., July 14.—Mrs. A. M. Van Haaftcn, the wife of the man who made a desperate attempt to end his life yester. day, arrived in the city this morning from Chattanooga and went at once to the bedside of her husband at the Grady hospital. The story Mrs. Van Haaftcn tells of their struggles for existence is a sad one. Van Hnaften comes from a promnent family in Holland, who are very wealthy. Soma time since liis uncle died and left a small quarterly allowance to him. This came regularly until some of his country men reported to his uncle's representa tives that he and his wife were seen by them at Chicago and were spending money recklessly. This, Mrs. Van Haar ten says, is fulsc. as at that time her hus band was in Brunswick trying to save what money he had invested in the Ocean House. At the same time Bhe was in At lanta losing money trying to run the Bell moot House, Sbo wont to Chattanooga a fow months ago to the Southern Hotel and took a position as assistant house keeper, hoping to make enough money to enable Van Haaften to pay his board here while looking for work. When she received the news that ho was dying she got out of a sick bed to come hero. "Mr. Van Haaftan told me,” said his wife, “that he did not have money enough to buy a postage stamp, and walked the streets of Atlanta for four days trying to get ouo to write to me. He says his mind was completely gone when ho tried to kill himself. He has repeatedly offered his services for his board, but no one wanted him.” The phy sicians at the hospital say that Van Haaf ten will recover. BUZZ OF THE MOSQUITOS. Nicaragua Fears Aid Will Be Bent From the United States. Washington, July 14.—Tho treasury de partment issued, without any further ex planation than that contained in tho body of the document itself, the following cir cular In regard to the enforcement of ths United States neutrality laws in connec tion with the disturbed condition of af fairs in Nicaragua: To Collectors of Customs and Others: This department Is advised by the Secretary of State that he has received a communication from Scnor Do Ouzmao, the Nicaraguan min ister at this capital, stating that an Insurrec tion exists in the Mosquito strip participated in Py Americans, and that the government of Nicaragua fears the insurgents will be aided by tho arrival of men from the United States. Your attention is Invited to the neutrality law embodied In the devised Statutes of the United States, chapter LXVII. and you are Instructed to cause ibelr observance in your district, ar.d to deism any vossel departing, or attempting to depart from the United Staten In contravention of the provisions of said statutes. W. E. CURTIS, Acting Secretary. PUT A BULLET IN HIB WIFE. Children by Former Better Halves Caused the Tragedy. Manchester, Tenn., July 14.—BeforB daybreak yesterday morning Elijah Ar nold and his wife, w ho stood high in this community, quarreled, and the wife re ceived a bullet from a revolver that in flicted a fatal wound. The quarrel was the result of trouble between the chil dren, both having married before and both had children of their own. Arnold is in Jail. Saved From Lynchers. Columbia, 8. C., July 14.—1n Clarendon county an 18-year-old negro named Dave Manning made a vicious attack upon a white woman in the absence of her hus band. He was urrosted and confined in jail at Manning. Last night there was a rumor of a probable lynching. But tho Manning Guards were placed In charge of the jail, aud the attempt was not made. Sale of the E. TANARUS., V. and G. Confirmed- Nashville, Tonn., July 14.—The sale of the East Tennessee. Virginia aud (•enrgia railroad to the Sou thorn Railway Com pany, was confirmed in the United Stales court this afternoon by Judge Lurton. A Government Building for Ocala. Washington, July 14 - Senator Call to day introduced in the Semite a bill appro priating #260,900 for a public building at Ocala, Fla.