Battle Creek, July 2. -Interest in iiews f rom the strike has alinost equaled ihat of war times here. The Chicago and Grand Trunk is coinpletely tied up trom this city to Chicago. The strike as on at 12 o'clock Saturday night and was effective. All freiirht business is pntirely suspended. The last train that !eít here for the west was No. 7 Erie liuaited at 5:18 in the afternoon. Pacific express No. 9, which arrived at 1:50 Sunday morning frorn the east, and Atlantic expresa No. ti, that arrived at 2:30 a. m., are still here loaded with passengers. They are sidetrackeü at the depot and a tired and disgusted load i)f passengers they are. iNO. 6 was the last train in from ChiL-Hgj. John Bryant, engineer. was treated to a fusillade of stones at Thirty-second street. Chicago, fceveral stones were thrown through the Pullman car windows. Day express No. 1, from the east, arrived here at 11:15 and was prouiptly sidetracked. The east end of the road is still open, Imt men were sent there to induce the rnen to strike at Fort Gratiot. The strikers held meetings all day at old Grand Army hall, which will be headquarters. In the afternoon Calhoun lodge No. 84, Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireinen, and Wolverine lodge No. 22, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, held meetings and resolved as a body to eustain the American Railway union and all strikers. A big meeting of the Central Trades and Labor council resolved to give tneir aid to the American Railway union. All of the local trades unions were in session and extended sympathy and support to the strikers. With the txception of a manifestation of intense interest, the strikers are quiet and peaceable, and have not interfered with anyone. Not only trainmen, but all tne shop hhnds have struck. so that there is no business at the roundhouse and iepair shops.