has been torn down; and, besides, transportation from barracks to pier at Sheridan would necessarily be slow.
They can be brought from Sheridan to Lake Front direct by rail, and disembark on grounds, thus avoiding marching through city.
Suggest the latter plan as best, especially as rail transportation is now at the post sufficient to bring the whole command—infantry, artillery, and cavalry—as soon as they can be loaded on cars at that point. Martin, Asst. Adjt.-Genl. (in absence of Major-Genl. Comdg.).
(Telegram.) Washington, D. C., July 3, 1894, four o'clock P. M. To Martin, Adjutant-General, Hdqrs. Dept. of the Missouri, Chicago, Ills.
It having become impracticable, in the judgment of the President, to enforce, by ordinary course of judicial proceedings, the laws of the United States, you will direct Colonel Crofton to move his entire command at once to the city of Chicago, leaving the necessary guard at Fort Sheridan, there to execute the orders and processes o