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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 1871. OMAHA , THURSDAY MQJINING , JULY 12 , ISU-t. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. WT7T TlATT ATTT FIZZLED ALL OUT General Walkout Promised Failed Dismally in the Realization. KNIGHTS DISOBEY SOVEREIGN'S ' ORDER Almost Complete Failure of the Strike Called for Yesterday Morning , EVEN CHICAGO MEN FAILED TO QUIT Trade Moving On Much the Pame as During the Boycott SIMILAR REPORTS FROM OTHER CITIES fill on Men Over the Country Conclude to Itcumlii ut Work for the 1'rcscut at Leant Some I'etv Struck Last MR lit. General Master Workman Sovereign's call to the Knights of Labor to quit work at 7 o'clock yesterday morning iwas generally Ignored by the knights. Very few left their . work , and nowhere was there a general 'demonstration. At Chicago the strike seems to be broken. General Manager Egan of the Chicago Great Western , who Is president of the General Managers association , sent out . word last night that trains were moving , tvllh their accustomed regularity , and it was only a question of picking up the routine of the business now. California presents the spectacle of an armed rebellion agalst the federal govern ment. United States troops were fired on twice yesterday , and a train carrying n de tachment of artillery from Sacramento to Ban Francisco was wrecked , two of the em ployes and three soldiers being killed. On the Union Pacific the trains are mov- Inc as usual , and Butte Is the only place where any trouble exists. With the exception of a few local compli cations , the strike seems to be at an end. Hallway managers expect a scramble for re instatement soon to begin. ALL KKMAI.NKU AT U UIIK. Knights of Labor unit Union Men Ignore the ( foncrul Order to Quit. CHICAGO , July 11. The threatened gen eral paralysis of labor of all sorts In Chicago and the general walkout of the Knights of labor and their sympathizers In all parts of the country , which were to have taken place this morning , appear to have proven failures. In this city. In the shops and factories , In the building trades and in the lines of Interurban - urban travel , there are no signs of obedience to the order Issued by the representatives of allied labor in the city. Not only that , but the railroad lines centering here showed de cided Improvement In tratnc. Passenger trains , through , local and suburban , are mov ing everywhere without Interruption and freight business Is rapidly assuming a nor mal condition. For the first time within a week trains Cf live stock were received at the stock yards ftnd other shipments carrying bef and hog products to the eastern markets were ient out in very considerable volume. Advices to the Asoclated press from the nreat centers of population of the United Elates and many of the less Important cities "fall to show that the orders or request of ijrand Master Workman Sovereign of the Knights of Labor tor a general cessation of .work has met with the slightest recognition jjy the members of that order or by those who sympathize with them. In general the situation seems to be that the last move of the labor leaders was taken . without adequate knowledge of the temper of their followers and that unless something jlhforeeosn shall Intervene to radically change Ihe aspect of affairs , and the attitude of or ganized labor toward the original trouble , the etrlke Is over. NO BUSINESS PARALYSIS. Throughout the city this morning there . was little evidence of the business ran-lysls .which has been so confidently predicted by .the labor leaders. Every street car . 're In jhe city was running , the elevated roads car ried the usual number of trains , and the early morning crowds of worklngmcn tn the /way to their shops and benches teemed undlmlnlshed. Of all the trades vhlch faad threatened u strike , the Seamen , the kClgar Makers' and the Carpenters' were ( the only unions which signified their inten tion of stopping \v-ork today. The men on the West Division street an I cable car line' ] held a meeting this morning ad : : decided Cot to strike. The president of the Tcamst-irs' \ nion reported - ported that 1,000 of his men haj gene on Strike , but careful Inquiry falUd > o terlfy jtho statement. The wholesale utnrfs re ported their teaming done as usual ami It jwns Impossible to find a striking tcmiiMer. The president of the Building Trades' council says his order numb ° rs Zti.tiOO iiH-m- bers and they will all quit work beforn Sat urday night. Up to noon today there was no evidence that any of them hud struck. The Seamen's union claims a membership Of 10,000 and all have been ordered to strike. Wt noon there was no evidence ; hat jiny considerable number had obeyed 'he nnUr. The German Bakers' mi I cm No ? . In f.fiy West Side bake shops containing SOO mem bers , met this morning and decided to go out. out.Tho The Journeymen Horscshoers' this morn ing postponed action on the strike until to morrow evening. After an exhaustive Investigation covering practically every field of labor the Chicago evening Post finds that 1,700 cigar makers have struck and that SOO German takers will go out tonight. All other lines I In dustry seem to bo going on as usuil. Llncltiolm , master workman of the Knights of Labor , claims that there are 10,000 ICnlghts of Labor out In tins county. The city ofilclals seemed unable today to furnish any statistics ns to the number of men affected by the general order to walk out , or Just how many had obeyed that orO * * ami were not working. They ore of the opinion that the number who quit today is comparatively small , and that It will not be .very largely added to. The first trouble resulting from the calling out of all labor organizations occurred this morning at the freight houses of the Burlln- 4011 road , A telephone message was sent to the Maxwell street police station by a rep resentative of Marshall Field & Co. , who ttated that their teamsters were being In- Umldatcd by the strikers. Lieutenant Ma li on ey sent fire oflictrs to the freight houses and drove the croud of strikers away. , SOVEREIGN NOT DISAPPOINTED. Ktfcrrlne to the threatened strike of the Knights of Labor , General Master Workman Eovereign said he was by no means dUap- boliited ; that It was too early yet to say Jrhat the action of the unions would be. lie I Ceclired he did not expict there would b > any perceptible change In the situation to- pay. If the order Issued by himself were In cftoct by Saturday he would be satisfied. The halting attitude of the strike leaders Is ctplalned by themselves to bo due to the Jicl that everything U to be settled tomor row at a bis meeting at the Brlggs house. "ho meeting Is being arranged by Samuel Jompera , president of the American Federa tion of Labor , * L President Debs when seen today said he lid Issued no further orders n4 -xjic J to Issue none. "The matter Is entirely out of my hands now , " he * ald , "and I have nothing more to say. The leaders of the labor organizations have ordered strikes , not at my request , and they are handling the affair. That the general strike will be suc cessful I have no doubt. It makes no differ ence If the railroads can run trains , for they will have no freight to carry with this gen eral tie-up of business In effect. " The story from Cleveland that OranJ Master Sovereign of the Knights of Labor had wired his men it tha' . plac.s ivit to fi'trlko Is Emphatically rlonlcd by .labor leaders here. Secretary Slmpir.t of the local union of the Knights of Labor said to day that Mr. Soveregln had twen privately Informed of the Cleveland moiwage : 'That telegram was a fernery , " raid Sejrctary Simpson , "and Mr. Sovereign has already forwarded a denial to CleveliTl. Tncre has been no countermand of. last night's order. H. B. Youngson of Cleveland , assistant to Chief Arthur of the Brothernood of Locomo tive Engineers , held a conference today with President Thomas of the Chicago & Western Indiana Bell Line road , at Mr. Thomas' office In the Dearborn station. A committee of engineers and firemen or the road was pres ent. The object of the conference was to make , arangemcnts regarding the running of trains during the present trouble. The engineers and firemen of the Belt Line are all said to be loyal to the company and willIng - Ing to co-operate with It In raising the blockade. Mr. Youngson said all the en gineers of the brotherhood will stick to their engines and not one will leave his post to help the Debs movement. ALL MOVING AT THE YARDS. Switch engines were puffing around the yards today. Several meat trains were sent out and business was in a fair way to be resumed on the usual footing. Thp Lake Shore company had an engine at work , and a switch train on the Wabash was running under command of Master Mechanic Jamie- son , Superintendent Merrill and Train Mas ter Ballou. The yards switching company had three engines at work clearing away the wreckage that has blocked the tracks. Police and militia guarded the trains , but no violence was offered. Morris received forty-two cars of cattle over the Burlington and three over the Santa Fe. Two meat trains were started from the yards. Their departure was not hindered. Last night two hundred yard employes refused to load a meat train and the work was done by new men. This morning the strikers told Superintendent Ashley that they did not Intend to quit work permanently and asked to be rein stated. Their request was refused. Grand Trunk passenger trains carrying Pullman cars passed through the yards district without molestation this morning. There was a rumor about this morning that Mayor Hopkins would Issue a procla mation closing all saloons of the city. Asked as to the truth of the rumor the mayor said : "That matter has been under consideration and such a proclamation may be Issued , but I do not think It will be today. " BURNED BURLINGTON CAR3. Colonel Schaffner of the naval reserves reported to the mayor this morning that he was In receipt of advices from his reserves on the battleship Illinois that a mob \\as burning cars near Jackson Park. He asked that his troops , numberln/ ; about 300 , be armed. At present they ca/ry only ilde arms. The mayor referred h4n ! to Uei.eial Wheeler , who promised to ar"i ti3 ! com mand. At noon the mayor had 'nvestlgated ' Colonel Schaffner's report and stated that a mob had burned four freight cars belonging to the Chicago , Burlington & Qulncy near the World's fair grounds. City Electrician Barrett slid this morning that the prospect of having to ' lose down the city electric light plants fo- want of fuel is apparently certain. The four cliy plants have been burning hard coal , slabs and other kinds of fuel 'or the Lift 'vcck. That supply , Mr. Barrett thinks , .s about ex hausted. The military force guarding the govern ment building was strengthened today. A Hotchklss gun , Its muzzle pierced by eight small bores , -was trained to command the approach to the. building from either Clark or Jackson streets. FOUR THOUSAND WENT OUT. CHICAGO , July 11. At labor headquar ters tonight It was announced that the fol lowing unions had struck : Painters , 4,000 ; machine workers , 500 ; planing mill , SOO ; silver gilders , 340 ; car riage and wagon makers , 700. It Is expected , the labor men say , that 1,000 molders wll itrlko In the morning. CHICAGO , July 11. President Gompers of the American Federation of Labor ar rived In the city tonight and Immediately engaged In a conference with local mem bers. When the conference broke up at a late hour. It was stated that It was only a preliminary discussion. Mr. Gompers de clined positively to talk on the strike. ALL TIIAINS ISIU'OKTED MOVINU. Manager * Claim None ot the lioailt Arc IFavl'ig Any Trouble lu Chicago. CHICAGO , July 11. The great railway strike Is practically at an end In Chicago. Trains on all roads are moving , passenger trains are almost without exception on time and freight traffic is rapidly becoming regu lar. "The backbone Is not only broken. " said Manager Egan of the General Matncrrs association this afternoon , "but the back bone has entirely disappeared. The block ade Is raised and It will require but a short time to get the business back Into Its usual routine. " On the Chicago & Grand Trunk passenger service Is regular and freight and suburban service was resumed today. The Wabash ran local freights and part of Its suburban trains , In addition to the through passenger service , and the Michigan Central moved u mass of merchandise which had accumulated at Michigan City. The Michigan Central re ported both freight and passenger trains running on time and the Chicago & Northern Pacific reported that all daylight Til-is were running regularly , although night serv ice had not been resumed. The bin i Fe ran trains regularly In and out of Chicago , and the Erie resumed freight traffic , with Its passenger and express trains running on time. The Louisville , New Albany & Chicago ran all trains on time all day , the. burned bridge at Hammond being repaired. All passenger and freight traffic as well as yard work , was handled regularly , and the Chicago & Alton reported all trains on the entire road running without Interruption. The Chicago & Eastern Illinois experienced no trouble with the exception of a demonstra tive croud at Brazil , Ind. The Illinois Cen tral had 190 loads of Inbound freight today and Its through passenger service was regu lar. The Chicago , Burlington t Qulncy handled several freight and stock trains today and Its passenger and stock trains were on time. On the Plttaburg , Fort Wayne & Chicago all passenger trains ran regularly and freight trains were niuved more fnely. The Panhandle moved freights more freely and reported passenger service unlntsrrapt'd , and the Chicago , .Milwaukee & St. : 'iijl handled the regular number of freight , pas senger and suburban trains. The Lake Shore & Michigan Southern announced t , at owing to the Toledo strike It had suspauded the reception from western conuecJim of perishable freight and live stock. WOltUINU I'Oll AIUHTKATIOX. I nlhti | of Labor Lenders llrlii lnt ; 1'rei- mire to llriir on Oincren. WASHINGTON , July 11. Messrs. Hayes , Magulre and French ot the executive board ot the Knights ot Labor were at the capltol today consulting with the populist members , Pence of Colorado , Davis of Kansas and others. "The seat of war has been changed frori Chicago to Washington , " said Mr , Ilayee when asked If they Intended to go to Chicago. "Instead of our going to Chicago , the proba bility 1s that the leaders will be called here to Washington , where they are needed. Sovereign will probably remain to be ar rested. It will be for the good of the cause to have him arrested and kept In Jail. We think Debs made a mlitane In setting ball. So long as our leaders arc behind the bars discussion will be kept up by the people "The purpose of our presence here In Wash ington Is to bring all our forces and In fluence to bear on the government to secJre arbitration. We will ask the Judiciary com mittee of the house to report Senator George's bill for arbitration an soon as possible. Un der the terms of the bill for arbitration of railway difficulties which was passed In 1S88 , President Cleveland has the power to Insti tute arbitration proceedings. That law was largely the work of our organization. Here Is the lection under which ho can proceed : " 'And the his notion president may , Upon , or upon the application of one of the parties or upon the application of the executive of the state , tender the services of such a com mission. ' " 8orittiioy SAYS WAIT AND SEC. Only Giro the Strlki > Miichtnery Time to Crt In Motion. CHICAGO , July11. . The ultimate effect of the appeal Issued last night by Grand Master Workman Sovereign of the Knights of Labor , calling on all knights throughout the country and those In sympathy with them to quit work , and the order Issued at about the same time by the representa tives of allied labor In Chicago to do like wise , conuot yet certainly be foreseen. All that Is now definitely known is that the Knights of Labor at all points heard from , Including nearly all of the large centers of population In the United States , re mained at work today with practical un animity , and that In this city the number of the allied trades which remained at work so far outnumbered those who quit as to make no appreciable change In the Indus trial appearance of the city. The leaders , however , say there Is nothing In the situa tion to cause any discouragement , that the public through lack of knowledge of the machinery of Industrial organizations , has been made to expect results which were not In contemplation when the strike orders were Issued. Mr. Sovereign , for Instance , points out that his appeal was not an order to strike ; that In fact ho has no power to order a walkout , but persons acquainted with the organization will know that In effect It will bo the same as an order. In short , he was perfectly certain that on Saturday- next , after the various local and district assemblies had time to meet and take for mal action and to rally their friends out side the order , the result would show 1,000- 000 of men Idle as a consequence. The local strike leaders also claimed that a'little tlmo was the only necessary condition tea a walkout of the one hundred thousand men whom they represent , and that by Saturday , after the various organizations had had time to consult together , the tie-up of busi ness would be fully as effective as they predicted. Surface Indications , so far , how ever , do not bear out the claims of either Mr. Sovereign or the Chicago men. It Is not recorded yet that any district assem bly of the Knights of Labor has voted to strike. On the other hand , the Brooklyn district , which Is composed of railroad men , and therefore naturally supposably In sym pathy with their fellows In the west , at a meeting today confined their expressions of sympathy to a tender of financial aid , but declined to strike. Locally , several of the organizations , mem bers of the federated trades , have given It to be understood that they do not Intend to go out. Furthermore It Is known that there was a large conservative element In the representative trades meeting which passed the resolution having a strike In view , nnJ It Is understood that they have been earnestly at work ever since to minimize the active results of that action. In the meantime continued Improvement In the railroad situation here and elsewhere , except at Sacramento and Oakland , Cal. , Is noted. At the former place federal troops were landed this morning , but militia stationed at the water front to cover their landing , were fired on from ambush after the regulars had moved away , and a I lain which It was sought to send to San Fran cisco under guard of the military was fired on by the strikers , resulting in the killing of one of the englnemen and the wounding of one or two of the soldiers. The general public , as well as organized labor , Is looking forward with marked Interest to the meetIng - Ing of the executive board of the American Federation of Labor , perhaps the most power ful organization of the country , In the city tomorrow , and its action Is expected to have a marked effect upon the outcome of the present Industrial struggle. It is known that the position of Samuel Gompers , Its presi dent , has been that of opposition to a - sympathetic strike of federation men at this time and that he looks on the existing situa tion as critical. He has Invited the heads of other labor organizations to meet him here at that time , and the belief Is that Itu will strenuously advocate measures to bring the- trouble to an end. A new feature was Injected Into the sit uation by the declaration of the labor leaders that they were ready to go before the grand Jury with proofs that the general managers of the railroads had conspired to delay mall trains as a part of their fight agaln > t the A. R. U. , and would ask that body to Indict them. Judge Grosscup said , when questioned on the subject : "I have no doubt that when the grand Jury shall have finished the par ticular matter it is now Investigating It will turn its attention to others who may have violated the law. It will widen the scope of Its Inquiry so as to Include all persons who may have Interfered with or obstructed In terstate commerce or the United States mails In any way or by any means. " "Will you give the grand Jury additional Instructions on that point ? " "I cannot discuss that point now. I will do whatever Is necessary to enable the grand Jury to do Its full duty. " "The grand Jury will work for the cor porations , " tald a labor leader today. "Most of them are remarkably friendly to the cor porations and opposed to the men. " DUOS' I'AVKUS OltUKltEI ) IlhTUIlNti > . Attornc ) ( icnrral Olnrj Scmla Instructions to ChldiRo Authorities. WASHINGTON , July 11. Attorney Gen eral Olney today , after reading the accounts of the seizure of Debs' private property , as published In the morning , expressed Ills re gret at the action of the government offi cials and at once sent the following tele gram to Special United States Attorney Walker : "DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE , WASH INGTON , D. C. , July 11. Edwin Walker , Chicago , III. : Seizure of Debs' papers Is not according to C. , July 11. Edwin Walker , Chicago , 111. : Seizure of Debs' papers Is not according to law and should be publicly disavowed and the papers at once returned. If seizure Is strictly and technically lawful , papers should be returned. The government. In enforcing the law , cannot afford to be- Itself lawless , nor even It they be within Its strict right should measures bo resorted to which are unusual and come dangerously near the In vasion of personal rights. OLNEY , "Attorney General. " U Is assumed that this led to the action taken , under which the papers were today surrendered and the act of seizing them disavowed. IMID : : ON mi : me rouit. rircmrn unit Hrnkrineii Krtiirn to Work UtluT C'lutulanil ItoniU Open , CLEVELAND , July 11. The strike on the Big Four Is pra'-tlcally at an end. The firemen were the first to notify the company of their willingness to return , and they were promptly followed by the road brakemen. By night It U thought every road leading Into the city nlll have resumed freight trauU'- with full force. - a . General Passen ger Agent Homer of the Nickel Plate says the strike U over 10 far as his road Is con cerned , and tlut passenger train : with Pull man cars attached will be started out of Chicago ton gut. The Lake Shore , Pennsyl vania , Baltimore & Ohio and the several other roads are making much better progress In switching cars today , and all are getting out freight trains. . A man meeting ot all striking railroad men Is called for tcnlftit. and It s reported that cither Debs or Rogers nil ! be here from Chicago to take part In'the deliberations. ANDERSON. Ind. . July 11 All the strik ers on the .Michigan division of the Big Four have returned to work. ThU morning the strike was declared oft , as alt trains were running. _ _ _ _ * _ _ _ rAiLii : > TO OHI\"TIII : OIIDKK. Not n Sign of a Oenrrul Strike In Many of the Lendlnc Clllivi. CLEVELAND , July 11. There was no strike tn this city today by members of the Knights of Labor , and It Is supposed that the message from the grand master work man caused It to be called off for the time being at least. TOLEDO , July 11. The Knights ot Labor here paid no attention to Sovereign's order. INDIANAPOLIS , July 11. No Knights of Labor men here. Sovereign's order has no vlilble effect. Gompers Is not here. COLUMBUS. 0. . July 11. There are no Knights of Labor in Columbus. NEW YORK. July 11. The request of Grand Master Workman Sovereign that all Knights of Labor quit work In sympathy with the Pullman strike has met with no response here. Knights assume that the address contains no mandate , and that there fore they may exerclsi their own dl cretlon In the premises. } ' MILWAUKEE , July 11. The strike order fell flat In Milwaukee. , Not a man quit. ST. JOSEPH , July 31. No strike here. ST. LOUIS , July ll.No Knights of Labor strike here. ? KANSAS ! CITY. July n. sovereign's strike order has had no effect here. TOPEKA , July ll.-No $ Knights of Labor here. t JERSEY CITY , July ; 11. There Is no de position here among railroad men or others to heed the recommendations In Sovereign's addre s. J. BALTIMORE , July 11. Sovereign' * ap peal produced no effect whatever in this city. The prevailing belief here Is that not a man will Join the strike. BUFFALO , July 11. The Knights of Labor are not strong here , and thus far show no disposition to go out In response to Sovereign's aildre s. Said the master work man of the district J assembly : "If we strike at all. It will not be before the end of the week. " . * ROCHESTER , July'-11. U Is thought Sovereign's appeal will meet with no re sponse In Rochester. FORT WAYNE. Ind. , July 11. No Knights of Labor quit work here. DETROIT , July 11. There has been no strike of Knights of L'abor or other organi zations In compliance with Sovereign's or der. der.MINNEAPOLIS. MINNEAPOLIS. July 11. No strike has occurred here yet In response to Sovereign's order. ST. PAUL July 11. Mr. Sovereign's order has been without effect .here. DULUTH , July 11. No strike here. DENVER , July 11. No strike of Knights of Labor Is reported here. WASHINGTON. July. 11. The Sovereign strike appeal has had : no effect here , and Is not likely to. It la regarded as an appeal , and local unions will not order a strike. WASHINGTON , July 11. Dispatches from Savannah , Ga. , and Blchmond , Va. , say no attention has been paid to Sovereign's strike order. The dispatches , are regarded as In dicative of the whole southern situation. READING , Pa. , Julyvai. In the Schuyl- klll valley General Master Workman Sever eign's order to strike , was not heeded by a single man. , MEMPHIS , July ILr-No Knights of Labor strike up to noon and nine expected. PITTSBURG , July 11. Knights of Labor here did not respond today to Sovereign's ' request to quit work. Secretary Hochstetter stated that "District N6.-3 was no striking machine. " ? , . * , , , BOSTON , July 11. Sovereign's appeal to Knights of Labor has 'had no effect here. General Worthy Foreman Bishop said today : "It Is tny opinion that the Boston order will not go out even If Mr. Sovereign should send out an order to that effect. " LOUISVILLE , July 11. No action has been taken hero by the Knights of Labor and Sovereign's order has had no visible effect. NASHVILLE , July 11. No Knights of La bor here had gone out on strike up to noon. NEW ORLEANS , July 11. The Knights of Labor , as telegraphed Monday night , de cided not to strike. The cnly strikers here are the switchmen on the Northwestern rail road. All trains moving on time. EVANSVILLE , Ind. , July 11. Knights of Labor did not strike here today. They are nearly all out of work. EXECUTIVE I1OAKU TALKS. Sovereign IJntl No Authority to Orilcr u UnlvcrKit Strike of the Knlghtx. WASHINGTON , July 11. Messrs. J. W. Hayes , general secretary , T. B. Mefiulre and C. A. French of the executive board of the Knights of Labor , arrived hero labt night on business connected with the strike. Speaking of their business , Mr. Alt- Guire said : "We are here partly for the purpose of working up pn Interest in the bill Introduced In the senate by Mr. Csorje of Mississippi , which provides for cimp.ilsory arbitration. We will call on Mr. George today and have a consultation with h < m concerning it. After' that we will confer with the local assemblies of the Knights cf Labor on various subjects. The affairs throughout the country on account of the strike are so serious that we necil all the help we can get. and \ believe that Wash ington will stand by ua. * We expect to stay In Washington for several days before finishIng - Ing our business. " From statements made by the members of the board the strikciappeal of Grand Mas ter Workman Sovereign contemplates a pro gressive strike , and not a universal one. "The press order of Mr. Sovereign , " Messrs. Hayes and McGuire said , "applies to Chicago cage , and was issued , by Mr. Sovereign on the application of the local labor unions. It applies to no other place than Chicago. It does not contemplate a general strike , and Mr. Sovereign has' not the authority to order such a strike except by the consent ot a majority of the executive board ot the Knights of Labor. If'the labor assemblies In other cities want to go on Strike they can do so by virtue of the appeal of Mr. Sovereign , but the present order has refer ence merely to Chicago. " The address of General Master Workman Sovereign In calling 'out the knights bad' been anticipated here , and therefore will not change In any particular the government's policy. A member of the cabinet who was questioned today as to whether Mr. Sever eign's order would complicate matters , re plied : "No , It will not. complicate matters , but It may require moro men and arms to enforce the law. That is the only effect It can have. " ' CINCINNATI. JulyL District Master Workman Hugh Karnaugh of the ICnlghts of Lahjir , when asked today what would be done here under the orcler of Grand Master Workman Sovereign , said the grand master had no authority to order a general strike. All ho could do was to advise and request It. The request would then go to the local as semblies for consideration , and unless they agreed , there would be no strike , Mr. Kavanaugh has not yet .received official no tice from Sovereign , and until he does no action whatever will be taken by the order In Cincinnati. BROOKLYN , July 1L Delegates of Dis trict assembly. No. 76 , Knights of Mbor , arc In secret fesslon today. The assembly mem bership comprises 11,000 railroad employes. Secretary Donovan said the assembly had not received official notice that a strike had been ordered. What would be done were such notice received , ho declined to predict. The nieUlng adopted a resolution expressIng - Ing sympathy with the Chicago strikers , and offering help If It Is wanted , In a financial way. Secretary Donovan said this was much better than to order a sympathetic strike. COH'MBUS , O. , July 11. John McBrlde says there are from 7.000 to 8,000 Knights of Labor among the coal miners , and that It Is customary In cage of a strike being ordered by the head ot the Knlghti of Labor to refer the part affecting miners to tha heads of the miners' organization. This has not been done is yet lu the present In stance. From 80,000 to 90,0 w miners are now out of employment. PHILADELPHIA. July 11. No artnn l a yet been t. ken by Knights ot Labor In thli vicinity with reference to General Master Workman Sovereign's appeal , The order has dwindled greatly In numbers and Influence In this vicinity In the last few years , and It Is claimed that not more thun 600 men still cling to It. At headquarters men In charge affected to believe the address was spurious. TO l.Ml'KAUJ ! OLNKY. Knight * of Lnlior I'mpcxo to Invokn the l.iin' * Aid Aga'ntt the l.im' * Ilriul. CHICAGO , July 11. Mr. Sovereign was In consultation this morning by long distance telephone with General Secretary John , W. Hayes , who , with T. B , Magulro and Charles A. French , members of the execu tive committee , Is In Washington. After the conference Mr. said " , Sovereign : "Pro ceedings will be commenced In Washington today under direction of the members of the executive committee of the Knights of Labor who are In that city to Impeach At torney General Olney. " Mr. Sovereign did not think the proceed ings would be brought through an appeal to congress , but In what manner ho could not say. He added : "If It was the president congress would be the only way , but with a cabinet official It is different. We have the best legal advice In Washington and the pe tition against the atorney general has been drawn up and Is deady for tiling. ' The Indictment against Debs and the others was made public today. It Is not a lengthy document and contains but one charge that of Interfering with the malls. JUDGE GROSSCUP PROTECTS DEBS. Judge Grosscup sent for Debs and also for District Attorney Mllchrlst today. When both were beffire him he sa.d : "I under stand from statements published In the newspapers - papers that among books and papers taken from this defendant there were private letters - tors , some of which were still unopened. I want to know the truth about the matter. " "It Is true , " said the dl trlct attorney , "that the books and papers In Debs' office were seized by the government ollicers , and some of them are private papers , but since they came into the possession ot the gov ernment the papers have been locked up In the vault in my ofllce and have not been in terfered with by any one. " "Mr. Debs , " said the Judge , "stands ac cused In this court of a grave crime , but he has oil the rights of a private citizen. His private affairs are not to be Inquired Into , and if you have In your possess on any private papers or letters or other docu ments of that character it is your duty to return them and without making any copies of them. If there Is any question as to the character of any Tit the papers , whether they are private or not , the district attorney will bring them before the court. " Mr. Mllchrist said the officers who had made the seizure had taken papers which they should not have seized. This was due , he said , to the excitement of the mo ment and not to any desire to disregard private rights. The papers , Mr. Mllchrist said , had not been copied and had not been seen by any one tlnce they were brought to his office. The sealed letters had not been opened. Debs said he was satisfied with the state ment of the district attorney. "I dcs.re to thank the court , " he said , "for its kind ness and con-lderatlon and the protection given me. " The leader of the strike then accompanied Mr. Mllchrlst to the tatter's office and the letters which were seized last night were given to him. All the books of the A. R. U. and the records , filling several large bas kets , were kept for the use of the grand Jury. Jury.MAY MAY INDICT GENERAL MANAGERS. It Is reported that when the fedsral grand "Jury ccncludes'lts Investigation of the Ameri can Railway union , It will begin an inquiry Into the policy- and me.thods of ths General Managers' association. Among the leaders of the worklngmen the charge has been made openly and repeatedly that the obstruction of United States malls and the interruption of interstate commerce was due quite ns much to the General Managers' association as to the railway union. It has been alleged that the general managers agreed among them selves that no trains should be run on any of the roads until all had gained their points in dispute with the men. This was done , It was charged , to hold back such companies as showed an Inclination to treat with Its em ployes and bring about a resumption ot traffic on its own lines. It Is asserted by the men that they can prove that telegrams were sent out from the General Managers' associa tion ordering certain railroad lines to send out no trains until a designated scheme had been accomplished. All this , the men In sist , is as clear a case of conspiracy on the part of the General Managers' association as of Debs and his associates which rendered them Indictable for conspiracy. Judge Crosscup and District Attorney Mll chrlst have said that Justice will be meted out Impartially to all violators of the federal statutes. DEMAND BECOMING GENERAL. CLEVELAND , July 11. At a meeting ot local lodges of Knights of Labor held to night the following resolutions were un animously adopted and telegraphed to Washington : Whereas , The permanence of republican Institutions depends upon the law abiding citizen of .the community , and Whereas , The chief executive of the na tion Is as much a subject of law and Is as much bound to obey It In the letter and the subject as any citizen , and Whereas , Grover Cleveland , president of the United States , has on more than one occasion violated the law of the land , towlt : In refusing , for the months of July , August , September and October , 1S93 , to purchase the amount of silver bullion required by law ; In refusing to coin silver bullion , as the laws direct , where sliver certificates were presented for redemption , and more recently "In sending United States troops Into a state to quell riot without the re quest of the ttate authorities and without first Issuing the pioclamatlon required by law ; and Whereas , Such an example of repeated and wanton violation of law and of his oath of office by the president of the United States must of necessity provoke and serve as an excuse for lawlessness among the people at large , therefore , be It Resolved. That we demand the Impeach ment of Grover Cleveland , president of the United States , for high crimes and mis demeanors that the majesty of the law may bs vindicated. PHILADELPHIA. July 11. A memorial asking for the. Impeachment of Attorney General Olney has been prepared by the executive board of the Knights of Labor for presentation to congress. It will bo circulated .ill over the country for signa tures. The memorial declares that Richard Olney has been guilty of high crimed and misdemeanors , subjecting him to impeach ment and removal from office. The al leged crimes consist in his advice to the president to Introduce federal troops Into Illinois and other states when they had not been asked for by the state authorities , and In fact against the earnest protest of cer tain governors. As a result of this ad vice "United ' States soldiers have flred upon and k'illed citizens of te\eral states with out lawful cause. " Mr. Olney Is charged with encouraging the Pullman company In the stand It has taken against the arbitra tion act of USS. STRIKING MINERS KILLKJ ) . Colllalon Iteturen Union -Men anil Negro Svulx 111 til" Cokn lU-clon , SCOTTSDALE , Pa. , July 11. While a body ot strikers from Morgans were marching here to attend the mass meeting tcday they come In contact with the negro workers at Summit. Two strikers were fatally shot and It Is reported that a negro was killed and borne away by his comrades. The first shot U said to have been fired by one of the occu pants of a supply company's delivery wagon which was near. The negroes took the part of the driver and thus the fight. The names of killed and Injured are not known. The men who addressed th HUM mfrtthik" advised the strikers to remain firm , at there was yet hop . Itrpurlvil for \\ork , TOLEDO. July 11 As a result of a unmn meeting of all railroad employei at Btllevue last mail all tlu Nickel fUto U' j reported ! for work this morning and trains are run ning without Interruption , TOLEDO , July 11. The Lake Short brake- men.after a meeting lasting all night , de cided to report for duty this morning and JIJ so. All train crews have their full comple ment of brakfinen toi1.tr. ST. PAUL , July 11. The only mttter of Importance In the local strike situation WAS the return to work of the Northern Pacific engineers today. They crowded about the roundhouse and ; ccmrd anxlrus to bo en rolled. Freights and passengers are running as usual. The Northern Pac.fic coast train reached Helena today tafely. No effect was visible as a result of General Manager Work man Sovereign's order , the Knights of Labor not being strong lu this city. \vi : .vitK < H'IN : TO isuiixuss. " ItitllromU Ucclnro the I'liclu Over lUnpt nt n IV I'nliiH. There was little or no excitement about the railroad cDices yesterday , the general reply to questions being , "We are open for business. " While the officials felt some little appre hension as to the order of Sovereign tilling cut all members of the Knights of Labor , j they were generally of the opinion that the body of the knights would remain at their posts and little trouble would result. General Manager Dickinson was In hourly communication with every division point on the system ami seemed to take considerable satisfaction In telling The Bee repsrler that everything was quiet at Cheyenne , Laramle , ' Green River , Rawllns , Ogden , Pocatcllo and | j .Evanston. He stated that a parade of the I ' A. R. U. was held In Cheyenne Tuesday i In which ISO strikers took part , followed I later by a ball. But there was no outbreak I | and everything was conducted In a very or derly manner. Superintendent Deuel tclcsr.niihed bs ! chief , Mr. Dickinson , that everything was quiet at Denver and that six suitzhltr. ; en gines were at work clearing up the yards , _ xvhlch he hoped to have in good ojti'JIttun ' within a day or two. Butte IH the only Important point on the Union Pacific that Is not oper.iloJ , trains on the Montana Union north of llfavtr Canon not having been resumed as vet en account of the nonarrlval of troops. The general manager of the Union Pacllo had an Interview with General Brooke yes terday about the advisability of massing troops at Butte , the titut'rn ' thioughoul Montana being in a very thioatonin con II- lion. It Is the evident desire of the Un'r.n Pacific to open up the \ . hide tyjtom cs soon as possible and to accomplish this ful- cral troops are absolutely ncccs-ary , th" ra'l- road authorities believing that if they should extend their train service frriiiI'fviver Canon to Butte It would te the Iiml frr rioting and possibly bloodshed , the feeling in that portion of the country being very pronounced. Having successfully opened the Union Pa cific. General Brooke Is now turning his at tention of the Central Pac fie , and yesterday was mobilizing troops at Ogden for movement along the line , co-operating with G.neil : Ruger , who Is working cast. Yesterday eight companies are rendezvousing In Ogden four companies were rendezvousing In Ogden , four the Sixteenth Infantry , and two of the Sev enteenth infantry , under the command of Colonel Poland , and Colonel Poland's Instruc tions are to open the Central Pacific. The situation with the other railroads centering here Is considerably brighter than It Jias been since the strike b'gan. The Rock Island resumed business , rolling "tip the ticket case and going Into the field cnce more MonJsv afternoon , their freight business havinz been restored to Us normal condi tion yesterday. General Agent Nash of the Milwaukee announced .that his. road ' \vpuld .take live stock for th'e Union'btock'yards from today , and that the passenger trains would continue to run on time , as they have been during the whole course of the strike. The Northwestern , whlclj has had a stroke of good luck , not having been com pelled to abandon a single passenger train since the strike began , although It failed to take through several "Overland" trains on a count of the abandonment on the part of the Union Pacific , Is running as If noth ing had happened. General Agent Ritchie announced at 2 o'clock that matters had greatly Improved at the Union stock yards , Chicago , and his road would take all classes of freight for all points as If &uch a thing as a strike was not In existence. General Agent Palmer of the Santa Fe was In receipt of a tele gram from Assistant General Passenger Agent George F. Nicholson , stating : that trains east and west of the Mississippi river were again running regularly on schedule time. General Manager Holdredge , to a question , stated that everything wa serene on the Burlington , and that freight was being re ceived at the Harr.son street station , Chicago cage ; that six trains of live stock had been delivered In Chicago during the morning hoara , .and that several of them had been unloaded at the Union stock yards w thout Interference or difficulty. He stated that his advices were to the effect that the strike was broken. The Waba = h has resumed business , run ning through from this point to St. Louis without any trouble. COXGII > S WILL INVIIVTIOATJ : . ConjjrcSH 1'roposei to Inquire Into the I'rcs- i > iit Itallttiiy Strlko. WASHINGTON , July 11. At 3 o'clock the full commerce committee voted to report to the house the following resolution of In vestigation : "Whereas , The constitution of the United States gives to the congress of the United States alone the power to regulate com merce among the several states , and "Whereis. Said commerce has been and Is now Interfered with and Interrupted without the author.ty of congress ; therefore be It "Resolved , That the committee on Inter state and foreign commerce be and Is hereby directed to Inve tlgate said Interference and interruption and the causes thereof , and In quire as to what additional legislation , if any , I , necessary to prevent a recurrence thereof. Said committee shall have the power to delegate a subcommittee from Its members to visit the places where such Interferences and Interruptions have oc curred , If in it' Judgment the same be neces sary. It may send for persons and papers , examine witnesses under oath , employ sten ographers , sit during the recess of congress nnd do all things necw ary to ascertain the facts ronnfcted with the Inquiry. It shall report to the lionsc at as early a day as practicable the result of Its Investigations and shall make such recommemlat.ons as It may deem proper. Be It further "Resolved , that the expenses pf such In vestigation be paid cut of the contingent fund of the bnuse on the certificate of the cha rman of the committee. " It as arranged with the committee on rules that UIA > ' 'solution wouM bo taken up In the house Saturdy. T o member * of the coramlttnj voted against the motion to Investigate Repre sentative * Patterson , democrat , of Tennessee , and Bartlett , democrat , nt New York. An other re olutlon of similar purport has been Introduced by Representative Sweet of Idaho. Ni > Strlko In Onmhii. There was no sign In Omaha yesterday that Grand Master Workman Sovereign bad called on the Knights of Labor to go out. The majority of the laboring men In Omaha who have > ald anything express themselves as being thankful that they had Jobs , and declare they will not go out until at any rate the executive boards of thslr respective organizations order a strike. Than It would be f-lther strike or dismissal from the organlxa'lon to which the nonconformist be longed. The labor leaders Interpret Sever eign's addrcc ns simply mi appeal and say that the question of alrlklns can only be determined by the executive board * of the labor organization * . Yoiiiig toi < n HlriH-t Cur Wen Out. YOL'NGSTOWN O . July 11. All m l cm- ployed by the Youngstown car lines itrurk at midnight on account ot objectlonthle ruc- | They alti * am a readjustment of waif * Tuc stnUi iausis gi 'at menu- First Train Cut of Cncramcnto Plungca Through it with Fatal Results. FOUR PERSONS KILLED AND FOUR INJURED Engineer Ono of the Victims and the Bo- inaindcr Were Regulars. SOLDIERS NOW IN AN UGLY MOOD Evidently Only Too Anxious for a Brush with the Strikers. A.R.U. MEN REPUDIATE RESPONSIBILITY C'lnlm the Work Wa * Mono Ity I.aurlrfuSjm- IMtliifiTM Hi-Krot It Not Only on the tirountl of Its Inhuiimnity , Hut Ho- nuno It Wilt Hurt Their tnuio. SACRAMENTO , Cal. , July 11. Samuel n. Clark , engineer ; Private Byrne. Private Lubbenllng , Prlvnto Clnrk such U the list of the men who were killed In the dorall- iiicut of the train two miles and a half below this city this afternoon. The Bounded are : Private Daumler , Injured about head. Private Wilson , left leg seriously lacerated. Private Dugan , left arm cut oft . Private Ellis , internally Injured. Shortly after 6 o'clock this morning the steamer Alameda , carrying the regular t.roor > s. steamed up the river and landed at the levee. They were met by several com panies of militia , who had been ordered to keep the crowd back , fearing an attack by the strikers and thelr-ympathlzers. Shortly after 7 o'clock the regulars and marines marched to the depot , headed by Coliinel Graham and staff. The usual rush of spec tators took place , but they were quietly dis persed. The strikers had abandoned the situation , and were nowhere to bo seen. Sentries were at once detailed to keep the , crowd at a safe distance , and the Catling guns were placed In position. Shortly after 9 o'clock General Superintendent Fillmore had a conference with Colonel Graham , and when It was concluded the latter ordered his officers to drive every ono out of the depot , Including newspaper reporters. Division Superintendent Wright , with tha aid of a switch engine , then cleared the main track , and orders were Issued to take the overland , which has been delayed here slnco the inauguration of the strike , to San Fran cisco. Samuel Clark , one of the oldest engineers In the employ of the company , took charge of the engine , acting under Instructions front . Colonel Graham. Soldiers belonging to bat tery L , Fifth United States artillery , accom panied the train. STRIKERS WERE SULLEN. As the train pulled out of the depot there was a silence among the strikers , who wera evidently not In a bappy mood , and who fre quently hinted that the train would not reach San Francisco. Such proved the truth. Shortly after the train left the de pot word was received hero that It had be a flred upon by the strikers and ditched. It was reported that Engineer Clark was killed by a bullst and several regulars per ished In the wreck. Later advices , however , show that not a shot was flred. The strikers had unsplked the rails for n distance of about 100 feet and covered their dastardly work with sand. Engineer Clark , notwith standing that he was on the alert for such , cowardly tactics , plunged into the trap. The engine was overturned and several cars were upset. Engineer Clark was killed and Pri vates Byrne , Lubberding and Clark met with a similar fate. Private Daumler , who was also on the engine when It upset , was seri ously Injured about the head. Private Ellis was hurt Internally and Is likely to die. The train consisted of nine cars , live of them Pullmans. On the engine were Pri vates Lubberding. Ilyrnes , Clark , Dugan , Ellis and Wilson. The engine plunged through the trestle and none of the men had time to Jump and save themselves. Those of the men" who were not Instantly killed were weighted down with their heavy ac coutrements and sank Into the muddy water. Engineer Clark was pinned under the engine and his body has not been re covered. The trestle Was about eighty feel long and was completely shattered. Fully one-half of the filling was torn out. The engine Is burled in the mud and water with the four forward cars. Another car If hanging over the edge of the embankment. They were all mall cars , and none of tha Pullmans were Injured. Shortly after the report that the train had been derailed was received Division Superin tendent Wright ordered the wrecklnfj crew to the scene. General Graham also sent a com pany of cavalry to head off the strikers. Shortly after 4 o'clcck this afternoon two men were brought to this city and limned ! ' ately taken to the railroad hospital , where their Injuries were dressed by Dr. Hunting- ton. The regulars are In an ugly mood on account Of the death and Injury to thelt comrades and seem anxious for a skirmish with the strikers. Many of 'them claim that General Superintendent Flllmore as sured General Graham that the road had been carefully gone over and further de clared that tie knew the strikers would not resort to any ilozporate measures to win the strike. It was not until he had assured General Graham of the supposed good con dition of the road that the latter consented to send his men to assist the train to San Francisco. STRIKERS REPUDIATE THE ACT , Harry Knox , the > leader of the striken , has Issued the following : "I desire to state In behalf of the A. R. U. tint this order had not the remotest con nection with the ditching of the train be tween Sacramento and Oavlavlllo this After noon , In which several people lost their lives. Wo condemn this act as outrageous and barbarous and entirely contrary to tba spirit of the A. R. U. , which Is engaged In an honorable struggle In the Interest of labor and U opposed to violence or the sacrifice 01 human life. This act wa done by sympathizers , and we rrgret It the more , as It la calculated to Injure rattier than help us. We sincerely trust that this Drat act of violence will be the last. " Orders were given this evening to extend the guard lines tu K street , fully a block from the depot. This In to prevent the strikers from getting near the company' * property. General Graham ban detailed I troop , Pour > h cavalry , to patrol the railroad la the vlrlnity of the wreck ; and to arr * t all suspiel us rliara'itra. The men. In the troop art bat r avaliiat tht itrlkers * lnc tbf