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first Blood Shed by
R v Uncle Sam.
Sacking of the Town of
■ Hammond.
fieri Mowed Down by the Hail
:j[ of Bullets.
• Anarchists Urge . the Rabble to
. .. Violence and the Torch Fre
quently Used.
■ '. ' Chicago, the center of the most exten
' «It« railroad strike In the history of the
'. lotted States, Is under military protec
; . tlon. More than this, President Cleve
' land has issued a proclamation in which
' ' he practically declares the whole State
"<if Illinois under martial law.
. ; Affair* were somewhat less tnrbulent
". in Chicago yesterday, bat under the
"..guidance of anarchists mobs displayed
;*• violence and the torch was frequently
. applied to unprotected railroad prop
erty. It was at Hammond, Inri., just
oT.er the Illinois State line, however,
' that the scenes of lawlessness and blood
>;uliid were renewed with a vengeance.
: "iitirlnt; all Saturday night and up to an
"■ early hour yesterday morning the town
Was at the mercy of a mob numbering at
•'• :. least 3000, and acts of incendiarism and
V pjriage were unchecked.
■■■"■ Finally the regular troop* were sent
to check the riotous proceeding:*, and
. ,ii«- firing of two volleys into the mob
*: .".resulted In death and the wounding of
: : many.
'■'. Mayor Hopkins of Chicago Is of the
opinion that the crisis Is passed and
that there will be no more acts of
'" yiolence.
'■'.'■■ In this State the outlook Is more ,
gloomy to the public than ever. in the !
. vicinity of Sacramento and San Jose it I
.:':"'i« asserted that the strikers are deter- '
■mined to block traffic at all hazards, '
anil reports of threats of extreme vlo
. l«nce are frequently heard. Around j
. : Los Angeles, however, trains moved ,
: yesterday under the protection of the
; Federal troops.
■ , : It Is now positively known that Fed- |
"■'.• ieral troops will move from the Presidio
; to Oakland to-day, and as soon as prac
ticable they will proceed to Sacramento.
: .-} Chicago, July B.— Comparative quiet !
..-.prevailed as a rule within the city to-day, I
'■■"■"■ Though there were, as might have been ex- j
■. .-peeked, a number of sporadic instances !
... 'where little knoisof malcontents gathered,
became boisterous and were finally scat- |
• ■ tere.d by a charge from the police.
':]U : A number of email mobs formed, went j
; rioting, firing and overturning cars. Beads ;
; ; • Were cracked, and small-fry brawls, mostly
the result of too much bad whisky, were
": frequently reported at police headquarters.
; 1 &i»re was, however, no concerted effort at I
iinceDdiariim or violence, although at a
ntnuber of places individual cars were j
.fired, several of which were destroyed. A
coal train on the Eastern Illinois was
i- ditched at Root street by a switch being j
;;'riiisplaced after the engine and four Cars
■.;.: had passed over.
: •:':;l'he work of clearing the tracks in the i
.Grand Trunk yards at Forty-ninth and i
- • AsDlaiid streets, where debris from thou- j
• : gauds of burned cars littered the tracks, •
•.'was com pie to-day under police and
military protection, the monotony, how
" .ever, being enlivened by occasional police
rallies when the gatherings of idlers watch
' Ing the work became too large and threat
. ening.
:-;At4 P. M., when the finishing touches
. -had been put on the work, nearly all the ]
- - onlookers had disappeared, and the troops,
•'. laborers and police were withdrawn. No
. ooner had they got well out of sight, how- ',
•• ; ever, than a gang of 800 men suddenly ap- j
". pea red, and with crowbars and shovels!
■ Lore up about an eighth of a mile of the
; track. They fled before another charge of
the police, and the work of repair is again
.'. being pushed forward.
Hammond, Ind., adjoining; the city
-.-.;' on the southeast, was the theater of the !
; day's greatest excitement. Here the riot
.-.. . ing of last night was resumed, and finally
- became so serious that a company of
'■•jjoltei States troops went out there, i
..They preserved peace for several hours,!
: but the mob increased in size, ana finally
; became demonstrative, so that it necessi- \
:• : tated charging on them by the troops, with I
•"'■'the result that one man was killed, two |
badly wounded, and a number of others !
...'. received serious injuries. Everything at
•.Pullman was quiet to-day.
- Riotous mobs consisting of men, women
■ - and children took possession of the freight
■ : yards at Hal;tea<l, Morgan and Meagher
•"'streets this afternoon. They burned cars
- and tad everything iheir own way for
••; nearly two hours. All of the reserve force
- of police officers on the west side had been
.•detailed to the yards of the C. li. & Q.
and the Wisconsin Central roads early to
- day and nothing lay in the path of the
' frenzied strikers and their friends.
-Shortly after 3 o'clock John M. Egan at
. the general manager's headquarters sent
' the following message to Chief Erenuan:
"Is there no way that we can secure
The Morning Call.
! protection from the mobs in our yards? !
I They are burning cars and destroying j
I other property in the yards at fialstead, '
Meagher and Morgan streets, and not a
policeman can be found."
Chief lirennan at once transmitted the
i message to the inspector who detailed a j
! squad of thirty police officers to the scene j
:of the desturbance. The Fire Depart
ment had been called out on three dif- '
ferent occasions, each time to extinguish
flames in freight cars. Thirteeen cars
were burned. Tne mob gathered about I
the firemen when they arrived in response I
to an alarm and greatly interfered in the j
work of extinguishing the fires. The ar
. rival of the police had but little effect.
The bluecoats were hooted at and
pelted with stones. The crowd numbered j
nearly 2000 and was made up of the
. touebest element of the city. Well
; known thieves and other desperate men
■ whom the police of Maxwell-street station
j have considerable trouble with mingled
I in the mob and took an active part in the
| disturbance. The police finally made a
| determined charge and drove the mob to I
the adjoining station aDd from the freight
yards, clubbing the leaders freely. The
, police remained on duty all the afternoon
| and the strikers were kept from doing
further violence.
The mobs commenced to collect early
i this morning In the yards of thn Chicago,
i Burlington and Quincy and at the Wiscon
sin Central tracks at Western avenue and
Sixteenth street. Threats against the
j railroads and denunciation of the police
were heard on all sides, and it only re-
I quired the move of some leader to start
i another conflict. The police, numbering
i 150, and three companies of the Seventh
Kegiment were on duty all last night, and
i this morning when the crowd began gmtb>
i ering action was at once taken to disperse
it. The men were obstinate, and at first
! refused to move. The police officers used
I their clubs with telling effect, and in a
; short time tne mobs were dispersed.
The militia was camped in the yards at
; Western avenue, and early yesterday
| morning the boys were distributed through
j the yards and instructed to deal severely
j with any one caught in the act of burning
or uncoupling cars. Shortly before noon
smoke was seen to come from a freight-car
on the Wisconsin Central tracks. Thefire
| men were under a guard of police officers,
! and had difficulty in extinguishing the
flames. So sooner was the fire out at that
point than another was discovered two
i block? away. This was soon extineuished.
! Alarms of this sort continued throughout
! the day. During the day another mob
went to the yards of the Panhandle xoad
at Rockwell and Sixteenth streets, and set i
fire to a number of cars. The yards were j
poorly guarded by the police, and when the j
i engine company arrived its work was
hampered by the mob until the police
i were re-enforced.
At the headquarters of the General Man- i
! agers' Association to-night it is admitted i
i that not a railroad in Chicago is moving
its trains except under a heavy military or
police guard. Most cf the roads are get
ting through a limited number of passen
j ger trains, but the tie-up of freight busi- i
I ness here is complete.
At a late hour to-night all is quiet, al
though seven groups of rioters have made
threatening demonstrations at different
points about the city during the evening.
The officers commanding the United
States forces made public to-night the fol
lowing telegram received by General Miles
this afternoon :
"To commanding officer of United States
troops: General Schofield wires that Gov
ernor Matthews of Indiana has asked the
President that three companies of United
States troops be sent to Hammond to dis
perse the rioters. This makes your duty
and that of tne troops plain. You are to
fire upon any mob of men obstructing the
line of road and hold the place until fur
ther orders. By command of Major-Gen
eral Miles."
About midnight it was discovered by
the police that a notorious anarchist was
drilling bis fellow? in a ball at Ashland
and Forty-ninth streets, a hotbed of for- j
eieners, but they becam9 nlarmed and
scattered before a raid was made.
John Me Bride, president of the Miners'
National Union, arrived in the city this
evening, and is conferring with the leaders
of the strike.
Terrible Destruction Caused by a
Mob at Hammond.
Hammond, Ind., July B.— A mob of 3000 ;
strikers had possession of the town of ■
Hammond this mornin?. They sacked
| the Western Union Telegraph office, over
; turned freightcars and committed all kinds
:of depredations. There were frequent;
I fights, and five railroad employes were :
| wounded. It is believed that one of them
will die.
The outbound Sunday passenger train
J from Chicago on the Monon Railway was
; brought to a halt by the mob. The en-
I *iueer and fireman were made to dismount :
i and the locomotive was quickly killed by '
| opening a valve and allowing all the water
I to run out of the boiler.
The active leaders of the mob were not
the local strikers or known to the Ham
mond peode. Under their leadership,
however, the town was terrorized through
out the night and railway traffic para
lyzed. Boldly operating, it had everything
nearly its own way.
The worst trouble came about 3 a. m,
when in a skirmish with railway employes
three men were laid low in a bunch. Two
other railway men were badly injured in
other encounters. The man whose wounds
are supposed to be mortal is 11. B. Miles,
an employe of the Interlocking Switch j
One of the acts of the desperate mob was
the burning of a Pullman coach. It was
set on fire in several places simultaneously j
and completely consumed. Fully twenty- !
five freight-cars were derailed and tipped !
upside down, but the torch was not ap
An unprecedented proceeding in the j
strike tactics was the attack on the tele- I
graph office. The mob became possessed !
with the idea that telegrams were about |
to be sent to Governor Matthews at In
dianapolis asking for troops, and the I
strike leaders determined to forestall such |
action if possible.
Entrance to the telegraph office was ef- !
I fected with scant courtesy, and, in the
expressive language of an eye-witness,
"the place was cleared out completely." <
i Since then telegraph communication be- ■
j tween Hammond and the outside world
has been cut off completely.
Chicago, July B— Early this morning
ft Michigan Central in-bound freight train !
was attacked by rioters at West Ham- j
mond, just within tne Illinois State line. |
Obstructions placed on the tracks brought !
the train to a standstill and the mob '
assaulted the engineer. The fireman es
caped by biding in the bushes at the side
I of the track, while the mob proceeded to
i overturn the cars, blocking the tracks.
An east-bound freight arrived at about
this time and was also blocked and the j
crews driven from the train. Companies
i D and M of the First Regiment, I. ?s. G.,
< the batallion in charge of Captain Barrett,
was dispatched to the scene and the
rioters iled across the Indiana State line.
Under guard of the militia both trains
were backed to Kensington, where they
| are now standing.
Indianapolis, July 8. — Governor ]
Matthews has ordered fifteen companies
of militia to Hammond, Ind. All are
Northern Indiana companies, except one
detachment of light artillery from this
city. The number of soldiers ordered out
will make 750. The train carrying the
light artillery left here at l i>. m.
Troops Shoot to Kill and Disperse a
Vast Mob.
Chicago, July B.— The rioting at Ham
mond, Ind., culminated this afternoon in
a conflict between the mob and Company
13, Fifteenth United States Infantry, in
which Charles Fleishman was killed, Vic
tor Vacter fatally wounded aud William
Campbell shot through both legs. A num
ber of other people were slightly injured,
but were carried away by their friends
and secreted, and it will be impossible to
learn the exact number wounded.
The trouble began last night, as told in
these dispatches. The rioters kept their
work up all night, burning cars and dis
abling engines. This morning they burned
a Pullman car. Most ot tbis work was
done Inside the Illinois State line, and as
soon as the Illinois militia arrived on the
scene the m jeered at the troops.
About 9 o'clock this morning a great
crowd gathered about the Monon depot.
Several freight cars were overturned and
the Michigan Central tracks blocked. |
The Sheriff and deputies were powerless
to restrain the mob, and as there was no
hope of the Indiana militia arriving be
fore late this evening an appeal was
made to the Federal authorities in Chi
cago, Company Ii of the Fifteenth In
fantry was sent out at once. Their pres- j
ence quieted things for awhile, and the I
blockade on the tracks was finally raised
at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, aud several
passenger trains pulled through. This j
seemed to aneer the mob, and with an in- j
crease of number its passions grew to a
frenzy. The — '•••»rs were greeted with
oaths and shouts of deihion, and volleys
of sticks and stones were showered upon
them. The men stood their ground, how
ever, and kept the mob for several hours
from approaching the buildings. By 3
o'clock fully 5000 rioters were assembled, j
They had been aroused by their leaders to j
a frenzy that made an encounter with th 6 |
soldiers certain. Several times they
rushed upon the company of troops, but \
were met by fixed bayonets and driven
back. At last, however, the entire body
of strikers made a determined rush toward
the depot.
"Make ready— fire!" was the command,
and the thirty-five Nprin^fk'cls rang out in
response. A second volley quickly fol
lowed the surging crowd. The first volley
] staggered them ana the second stopped
them ;as effectually as if they had run
i against a stone wall.
Several men were seen to fall, but they
were taken away by their comrades and
the extent of their injuries could not be
! learned. Fleishman fell in the front rank
of the strikers. He was taken to a hos
pital, where be died in a short time.
In the rush that followed scores of
j women and children were trampled under
I foot and half a dozen women fainted on
j the tracks. The soldiers then took up a
I position on the tracks at Kussell-street
The news of the kiJling spread with re-
I markable rapidity and ten minutes after
i ward the street in the vicinity was filled
! with a threatening mob. Major liartz
■ left his company for a few moments to
assist the firemen and doctors in placing
Vacter In the patrol wagon and was imme
j diately surrounded by a mob.
"Kill him! Shoot him down!" were the
cries of several excited men, as the mob
surged around tho major. Hartz, how
j ever, did not pay any attention to them
| and was not molesteJ.
The excitement by tbis time was in-
I tense. Men ran from house to house,
| borrowing shotguns, rifles and other fire
-1 arms
"To arms!', pi thn cry heard on every
side, and fully .'3OOO people responded.
Matters locked so threatening that a call
wns sent to Chicago for re-enforcements,
and two more companies were sent out on
a special train. These additional troops
were stationed at the scene of the trouble
aud effectually cowed the rioters for the
time being, Major ilartz arrested four of
the leaders of the mob and took them to
Ciiiraeo with a small detail of troops.
While the train was pulling out of the
city a crowd gathered and stoned it, but
j quickly dispersed on the approach of a
! company of infantry.
Among those wounded at Hammond
are: Mrs. Fleming, shot in knee; Victor
liitte, shot in leg; unknown man, shot
through wrist.
General tiartz Tells of the Volleys at
Chicago, July 8. — A special on the
Monon arrived late to-night from Ham
mond, bearing a detail of United States
infantry, under command of Major-Gen
eral Uartz, having in custody four of the
ringleaders in the afternoon's disorders
Major Hartz was seen on arrival by an
Associated Press reporter and spoke very
tersely of the trouble, observing very
significantly In conclusion: "Things have
quieted down somewhat at Hammond
since the trouble this afternoon."
In reply to inquiries, Mainr Hartz said:
"We succeeded in moving live mail trains
which were being held by rioters at Ham
mond. In moving one train we were con
fronted by a gang who lined up in a solid
mass in front of the engine. They were
warned to make way, but no attention was
paid to the admonition and we 'gave it to
them.' One man was killed so far as I
kuow now and four or more were
woundea, bow badly I am not informed."
When asked for further information the
major referred all questioners to depart
ment headquarters.
Chicago Police Disperse Rioters and
Make Arrests.
Chicago, July 9.— Early this (Monday)
morning the police had .'mother encounter
with rioters. The trouble occurred
at Fortieth street and Emerald
avenue. A packing-house firm attempted
to move some dressed beef. Tne
strikers discovered this and determined to
intimidate the teamster. The police were
called and the crowa resisted efforts to
disperse them. The police then fired a
volley over the heads of the strikers,
which caused them to disperse. Six of !
them were arrested, charged with riot.
The Committee Fails to Meet Pull
man's Representative.
Chicago, July B.— The conference an
nounced for noon to-day between a com
mittee of the employes of Pullman
and Second V ice-President Wycke* of the
company did not occur, as no committee
appeared. Mr. Wyckes remained at his
office until 2 o'clock waiting for the ex
pected visitors.
"We are always ready to see our em
ployes," he said, "and bear what they
have to say. The position of the company
in this matter is unchanged, however, and
we have nothing more to say to the men
than has. already been said. The talk of
a conference between Mr. Debs and my
self is all a canard. We will not receive
Mr. Debs. Mayor Hopkins or auy one else
as representatives of our ex-employes. If
the latter wish to talk to us they must
come themselves and without outside rep
Wretches Who Advocate the Torch
and the Bomb.
Chicago, July B.— Five hundred anar
chists gathered at a picntc in a grove near
Western avenue and Fifty-ninth street
this afternoon and discussed the strike
situation in true anarchistic style. The
speakers were unanimous in a demand for
violence and bloodshed, which they re
peatedly named as the solution of the
trouble. The speakers declared that the
strike can only be won by the use of the
torch and gun, and called upon all work
ingmen to aid in the battle against capital.
Pullman, of Course, Is Anxious to
Equip Them.
Chicago, July B.— The Veteran Corps
of the First Regiment, I. N. G., is pre
paring to take part in the present trouble.
The corps numbers IGO veterans and ex
pec 3 to be abie to report to General
Wheeler. The organization's equipment
is at Springfield, and Vice-President
Wyckes of the Pullman Company agreed
to furnish blankets to-day for the men
who are gathering at the armory.
The Pennsylvania Road Sends Out
the Columbian Special.
Chicago, July B.— The Pennsylvania
system succeeded to-day in sending out an
early accommodation and the Columbian
special for tne East. Neither train met
with serious interference and left the city
limits about on time. Some idea of what
the strike has meant to Chicago railroads
can be obtained when the organization of
the Pennsylvania line is noted.
The company, after tne declaration of
of the Pullman boycott, established head
quarters in the city under the charge of a
strike manager, and proceeded with an or
ganization warlike and complete. A com
missariat of seven barracks was estab
lished for a week and the department has
been feeding and lodging 1000 people. A
force of 150 deputy marshals was organ
ized with officers, Datrol wagons andsignal
stations, and a corps of engineers were
put to work upon the details of the damage
done by the rioters. But, despite this
force of men, backed by city, county,
State % and Government troopg, the com
pany has suffered fearful loss of property.
Up to Saturday night 067 of its freight
cars had been burned, besides many signal
towers, nil and toolhouses and other prop
erty. Of the burned cars more than 100
were loaded, about fifty with coal and the
remainder with merchandise. No attempt
at an accurate estimate of the damage has
yet been made, but it will reach an enor
mous figure.
Despite the danger incident upon travel
during the strike large numbers of people
have daily gone out over the Pennsylva
nia, and the number of passengers was
materially increased to-day.
Trains Kept Moving on Several
Western Roads.
Junction City, Kans., July a— This
has been a busy day at Fort Riley.
Orders came at 11:15 A. M. from depart
ment headquarters for troops. Three
batteries of light artillery, four troops of
the Third Cavalry, the signal corps and a
detachment of the hospital corps leave for
Chicago over the Union Pacific. Maj >r
Randolph, in command of the artillpry
post here, will be in command. The first
section, twenty-seven stock, ten box and
seven coal cars, leave at 7 r. »r., and the
second, lourteen coaches ami one Pull
man, will leave later. But forty troops
of the Seventh remain at the post.
Ogdex, Utah, July B.— The strike situa
tion is raiidly clearing. This morning
eight companies of United States regulars
from Fort Douglass under command of
Captain Palmer, numbering 450 men,
reached here on a special Union Pacific
train. Upon arrival :i camp was formed,
a line stretched around the depot grounds,
sentinels placed and all strikers and the
public ordered to keep out. No attempt
was made by the strikers to prevent trains
from arriving or departing.
The Rio Grande sent out two trains to
day. The regular overland for Denver
and the East left <>n time with thrne Pull
mans attached. The Union Pacific sent a
local train out over tne Utah Northern
this afternoon on time, also a train to Salt
Lnke. No Southern Pacific trains have
yet arrived or departed. The six com
panies of regulars here will remain until
tram service l< resumed.
The Union Pacific road will resume all
trains on schedule to-morrow. Several
fir. s started here early this mornin?,
which seemed to nave been of incendiary
Omaha, July B.— From a railroad stand
ioli:t Omaha w:is unusually quiet to-day,
many of the railroads sending out trains
with the usual regularity. Superintendent
Jaynes of the Omaha says: "Our trains
are moving with regularity, both St. Paul
trains getting through Sioux City without
auy accidents. We will commence moving
freight trains actively on Monday, having
brought in Saturday twenty-five cars of
livestock for South Omaha."
Assistant Superintendent Orr of the
Union Pacific is authority for the state
ment that everything was quiet in the
western divisions of the overland.
Two companies of troous have reached
Rock Springs. <7hicb, with the one com
pany that has been stationed there for
some time, gives a Federal force of nearly
200 men at that point. Four companies
have reached Ogdeu from Fort Douglass,
and the company is arranging to mass
troops whenever needed at Pocatello,
Green Kiver and Evanston. But the
grea!est fear is entertained of destruction
along the Southern Pacific, and the long
stretch of country betweeu Ogden and
Oakland is giving the Federal authorities
no end of trouble.
Assistant Manager Allen of the Rock
Inland has telegraphed his people here
that the running of freight trains will be
resumed to-morrow and the locals will be
taken care of. No. 6on the Rock Island
went out on time to-day.
Trouble is anticipated on the Missouri
Pacific, but the flattening nut of the strike
'will somewhat change matters.
Wabash, lnd., July B.— The anticipated
improvement in the railroad situation has
not materialized, and the blockade is al
most complete on the Michigan division of
the Big Four. The strikers are still united
and confident, and their warning to the
Brotherhood of Engineers at this point has
caused the latter to waiver in theirsupport
of the company. Two trains on this line,
both very late, came in last night and were
held here by Btrikers inducing the fireman
to quit.
The Federal injunctions are ignored by
the strikers, but there have been no ar
rests. The Benton Harbor passenger
train went north this morning. On the
Wabash traffic is paralyzed, But one pas
senger train has run on the main line in
twenty-four hours, and no stops are made
at the division points.
Cincinnati, July B.— Agents of Debs
attempted a simultaneous movement to tie
up junction joints between the Ohio River
and lake points to-day. The information
from Hammond, Springfield, Columbus,
Delaware, Lima and Creston, and the
statement of the officials, is that the plan
failed. South of the river the strike
failed. The local roads are doing better
every day. The parade and mass-meeting
of the strikers at Music Hall to-morrow is
awaited with some apprehension.
Cleveland, July B.— There has been
absolutely no change in the strike situa
tion here to-uay. Trains have run to-day
the same as yesterday, and there has been
no attempt ou the part of the strikers to
Salt Lake, Utah, July B.— The railroad
situation ii unchanged. The strikers did
not even hold a meeting. Four companies
of the Sixteenth Infantry received orders
to mow last night, and left for Ogden
this morning. Two companies of the same
regiment left here here at 7 o'clock to-night
for Grand Junction, Colo., where strikers
are reported to be destroying railroad prop
Dcs Menus, lowa, July B.— The strike
situation here to-night is quiet. Xo further
trouble is feared.
Frankfort, lnd., July B.— There is no
change in the Cloverleaf system here.
Brazil, lud., July B.— The passenger
train on the Chicago and Central division
of the Illinois Central went forward for
the first time in eight days. Yardmaster
Sweeney fired the the train the entire dis
tance, as no fireman could be found. An
immense meeting of the strikers was held
here this afternoon. Telegrams from
Debs were read saying that success was
certain, admonishing the strikers to ab
stain from violence in any form and pro
posing that uone should return to work
unless all could.
Traffic Stopped on the Chicago and
Great Western.
St. Paul, Minn., July B.— At 2 o'clock
this Mior iiiujr the Chicago and Great West
ern bridge between here and South St.
Paul was burned. All stockyard tnffic
on the road will be stopped for the pres
ent. The fire was incendiary, the police
being confident of their knowledge of the
perpetratora. They expect to arrest them
before nignt. Everything is quiet among
the A. R. U. here.
Important Action Taken by Leading
Labor Organizations.
New York, July B.— The Central Labor
Union to-day discussed the strike and ap
pointed a committee to confer with a com
mittee of the Typographical Union No. 6,
the Knights of Labor and other organiza
tions to hold a mass-meeting to express
sympathy with the strikers. This meet
ing will be held in a few days. Numerous
speeches were made in sympathy with the
Chicago strikers, Draising Governor Alt
geld, denouncing President Cleveland and
defying the New York police to interfere
with the proposed labor union mass-meet
District Assembly No. 49, Knights of
Labor, held a protracted meeting to-day.
The meeting adjourned at 6 o'clock, when
it was said that a dispatch was awaited
hourly from Grand Master Workman Sov
ereign ordering out the 150,000 members of
the organization.
A resolution was passed condemning the
employment of State and Federal troops
at Chicago and denouncing Attorney-
General Olney and '"the rest of the cap
italistic crew in ordering the destruction
of human life to give a few dollars a year
to Pullman et al."
The action of Grand Master Sovereign
and the A. R. U. was indorsed.
At a special meeting to-day Typograph
ical Union JNo. 6 passed resolutions of sym
pathy with the A. R. U., and decided that
the only solution to the question lay in
the purchase of the railroads by the Gov
Providence, July 8. — Seventy-tbree,
delegates of the New England Alliance.
Knights of Labor, met here to-day. Reso
lutions denouncing George M. Pullman,
praising the American Railway Union,
praising the stand taken by General Mas
Cer Workman Sovereign and condemning
President Cleveland for sending regular
Ships That Pass in the Night.
A Yellow Aster. The Coming Race.
See Bool* I^ist.
troops to Chicago were unanimously
Rawlins, Wyo., July B.— Members of
the different organizations represented by
the Federated Board of the Union Pacific
system, which met in Cheyeuue yesterday
and issued bulletins requiring the men to
redeem their pledges made to the United
States court, held a meeting last night, at
which it was decided that the acti< n taken
at the Cheyenne meeting was unconstitu
tional under the articles of the federation
and that the matters considered be re
ferred to thfir respective chief ex°cutives.
Toledo. July S. — Everything is quiet on
the surface here. A new lodge of the
American Railway Union was organized
here last night as the result of the efforts
set on foot by Presideut Debs. The Lake
Shore engineers and firemen will hold an
other meeting this afternoon to discuss
further efforts to compel tne reinstatement
or the men discharged during the Ann
Arbor strike. The situation on the sur
face is quite improved.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., July B.— The at
tempt to form brandies of the American
Railway Union among the railroad em
ployes of this section has failed. A com
mittee of agitators from Chicago hat
been working among the men for several
days past, but left for Buffalo to-day, thor
oughly aisgusted.
The railroad men have not yet recovered
from the effects of tne Lerxigh Valley
strike ot last year, and are not enthusias
tic over the prospect ot going out again.
Baltimore, July B.— Engineers, fire
men, trainmen and labor organizations
here do not fsvor the strike of the Ameri
can Railway Union. While one or two
lodges of labor organizations have passed
resolutions of sympathy, none of the men
are disposed to enter into a strike. Num
bers are going west to take the places <>{
Buffalo, July B.— About 7 o'clock a
telegram came to President Malacan of the
local branch of American Railway Union
directing him to call out his men and giv
ing him instructions as to what course to
pursue. The telegram begged Malacan to
keep the men from rioting. Notwithstand
ing this order, tliere will be no strike in
Buffalo to-nigbl. He said: "1 received a
telegram from Debs to-night, but there
will be no strike tp-nigbt, and I cannot tell
when there will be one. lam not calling
out my men when nothing is to be gained
by it. As soon as I think a strike is neces
sary I will order one, but it will certainty
not come to-night."
The Central Labor Union held a meet-
Ing to-day and passed resolutions of sym
pathy with the striker?.
Chicago, July 8. — A mass meeting of
representatives of all the trades unions in
the city was in session to-night to consider
the question of going on strike in sym
pathy with the Pullman boycott. The
meeting lasted all night. It is not ex
pected that any action will be taken be
fore daylight, and it will probably be later
than that before the meeting adjourns.
Brockton, Mass., July 8. — The Central
Labor Union held a crowded meeting this
afternoon. Fervid resolutions against the
Pullman Company and President Cleve
land, as well as others in favor ot tbe A.
R, U. and the government control of rail
roads, were adopted. A telegram of en
couragement was sent to President Debs.
Sioux City, lowa, July B.— The Sioux
City Typographical Union expelled two of
its members who were militiamen and who
turned out when the Sheriff ordered out
the company here. The strike situation is
Cleveland. Ohio, July B.— Between 200
and 300 Big Four employes, excepting en
gineers, met to-night And decided to con
tinue the strike, remaining out until their
local grievances, chief of which is a 10 per
cent cut in wages, are adjusted. The
freight conductors on all roads have also
decided to join the strike.
Boston. July B.— The tenor of the pro
ceedings iv tne meetings held by labor or
ganizations connected with the railway
service in this city to-day was decidedly
against striking. Many of the organiza
tions are awaiting the call for subscrip
tion, which when made will be responded
to immediately.
Galveston, Tex., July b.— The mem
bers of the A. R. U. have received instruc
tions to strike at 12 noon to-morrow un
less the Santa Fe accedes to their demand
to increase their wages. The Santa Fe re
fused and the strike is now on. The en
gineers and firemen have declined to Jain
in tbe strike.
Richmond, lnd., July B.— The employes
of the Evansville and Richmond Railroad
struck on order of President Debs, and
traffic on that road is completely sus
There Is Very Little Change in the
Detroit, July B.— Passenger trains are
moving with almost their usual regularity
in Detroit. Freight is badly blocked. At
Port Huron to-day the Grand Trunk
freight-handlers refused to handle freight,
which will probably complete tbe freight
One passenger train was sent out from
Battle Creek on the Grand Trunk to-day.
It is difficult to seeurs crews for tbe Big
Four trains at Benton Harbor.
Toledo, Ohio, July B.— A general strike
was ordered on all Toledo roads at 6
o'clock in the morning. The Onio Central
men will (to out at midnight and the
Wheeling and Lake Erie will be tied up at
the same time. The effest of the strike
will not be noticeable until morning.
Denver, July B.— The Denver and Rio
Graude Road will to-day start a special
tralo. over its system containing repre
sentatives of every organization among its
employes on the first division of the road.
These representatives and tbe officials of
I the road will endeavor to induce the strik
ing employes to return to work. All who
wish to return will be given their old posi
tions, but those who do not return cannot
re-enter the employ of the company.
Fort Wayne, lnd., July B.— Move of
the roads are attempting to move any
traius except the Pennsylvania and Van
dal)a.|£No one is allowed on the com
pany's property unless be has passed a
rigid examination.
New Yokk, July B.— All trains are
moving on time and the effects of the
strike are not yet K «rceptible here, so far
as passenger Ttervice is concerned.
Nashville, Term., July B.— To-day
passed without incident. All passenger
trains moved as usual.
Birmingham, Ala., July B.— There ha 9
been no change in the strike situation
here since last night. Governor Jones
arrived yesterday, and. after consultation
with the Sheriff and acting Mayor, ordered
the militia to the scene. Four local com
panies are now on duty guarding the en
trances to the Union passenger station.
The utmost quiet has prevailed to-day,

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