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(Telegram.)

Chicago, Ills., July 5, 1894.
Adjutant-General U. S. A., Washington, D. C.:
Owing to the excellent discipline and great forbearance of officers and men, serious hostilities were avoided yesterday; several small fights and affrays occurred. Matters look more favorable to-day, although interference exists on five roads. All railroads are endeavoring to move freight and mail trains.

Miles, Major-General Commanding.

(Telegram.)

Chicago, Ills., July 5, 1894.
Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:
The mob of several thousand are moving east along Rock Island nearer center of city, overturning cars, burning stationhouses, and destroying property. There is a report that the mob intend sacking some of the principal buildings near Rookery Building to-night. The riot will soon embrace all the criminals of the city and vicinity. Unless very positive measures are taken, the riot will be beyond the control of any small force. Has the government any additional instructions?

Nelson A. Miles, Major-General Commanding.

(Telegram—Confidential.)

Chicago, Ills., July 5, 1894.
Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:
While most of the roads are moving passenger and mail trains, nearly all the freight-trains are interfered with, and but very few are moving. This morning a mob of over two thousand men gathered at the stock-yards, crowded among the troops, obstructed the movement of trains, knocked down a railroad official, and overturned some twenty freight-cars on the track, which obstructs all freight and passenger traffic in the vicinity of the stock-yards, and thereby the transit of meat-trains to different parts of the country, as well as the passenger traffic of the Rock Island Railroad. The mob also derailed a passenger-train coming into the city on the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne, and


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