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They Arc Not Traveling On Flowery Bcdg Of
(Company A of the Topeka industrial
army disappeared from Topeka Thurs
day night, May 31, and although their
mode of transportation has not been
olearly explained, they turned up at
Kansas City, Kas., during the next three
days. It is not claimed that they all
went together in ideal military order,
but it appears that some of them at
least rode, through the courtesy of cer
tain train man.
AT KANSAS CITY.
Kansas City, June 3. Two companies
of the commonweal army of peace
reached Kansas City, Kas., yesterday
and encamped there last night. One
was the command of General Henry
Bennett, of Denver. It consisted of
four companies with 121 men. The
other was the members of Company A,
of Topeka, in command of General Artz,
and consisted of twenty-one men. About
sixty others will arrive and join the
About 5 o'clock General Henry Ben
nett, commander of the Rooky mountain
'wealers, reported at the police station
and stated that he had 121 men at
Chelsea park, who had been without
food since morning. They had walked
in from Piper during the day and were
very tired and hungry. Mayor Barnes
and Chief Quarles held a consultation
and told General Bennett they would
furnish his army supper and breakfast.
They sent out sixty pounds of beefsteak,
100 loaves of bread, and eight pounds of
coffee for the commissary, and on this
the army feasted at the evening repast
The feeling of the company is with
Bennett, and it is extremely doubtful if
Artz goes out with the army. Artz
would find it difficult to adjust his ideas
to the plain severity observed in Ben
nett's camp. Bennett eats and sleeps
with his men. Last evening he would
not eat down town, and took his rations
with the men. He didn't show any en
thusiasm, even when General Artz
showed him an enormous gold badge
given him in Topeka. When asked last
evening if he would wait here for Saun
ders' army, General Bennett said he
Ellis, Kas., June 3. The aimy that
took possession of a Union Pacific
freight train at Watkins, Colo., arrived
at this place yesterday afternoon, where
the train was stopped by order of the
railroad company. The commonwealera
then boarded another train, which was
ready to start eastward, but the train
men side-tracked the cars occupied by
the invaders and pulled ahead without
them. With an order of injunction from
United States Judge Foster at Topeka,
Marshal Neely and about forty deputies
arrested the men six miles east of here,
and all, except Captain Rolston and two
lieutenants, were put on a train and
started toward Denver. The leaders
were taken to Leavenworth.
A Coxey Contingent.
Editor Advocate: General Bennett
and his little band of forty-two Coxe7
ites arrived at the city of Leavenworth
last Monday, May 28. First let me de
scribe these men and then I will tell
your readers what happened. No man
can join this contingent who is not over
21 years old, and each man must sub
scribe to the following obligation:
I hare sworn to support the constitution
of the United States and the Industrial
To obey all lawful orders that may be
ant or handed to mv by those authorized
To render cheerful support and assistance
to all officers and comrades of the army.
To never violate any law of ths United
States or suoh state or territory in whioh I
may be, or aid or abet any riotous conduct.
To respect the right of property and law
To never act in any manner to bring dis
credit cpon the Industrial Army of the
No man is allowed to swear in camp,
neither is he allowed to beg for anything
under any circumstances. No man can
join who has not a trade or who is not
known to be an honest laborer. The
oldest man in the camp ia almost, 60
and moot of them are married.
Where did they come from and where
are they going? They came from the
mines, the factories, the workshopi and
the farms of Colorado. They are going
to Washington to ask congress for re
lief for employment, that they may win
bread for wives and little ones. How
did they come? On foot, across the
plains, over ths sand hills, through the
sags bush and ths cactus beds, through
the sunshine, the wind and the rains.
How did they live? From the hands of
charity when extended; when not, they
went hungry. Ths general told me at
one time they went thirty-six hours with
only three crackers to a man. What
arms do they bear as they march? At
the head of the procession is a long
haired son of toil with an undressed pole
on which floats the stars and stripes;
following him are the men, each one
armed with an old oyster can, a tin cup
or a wash basin, and besides they have
two large tin vessels in which to make
coffee or boil meat or potatoes, when
they can secure them. There are not
two dozen jack knives in the whole out
fit. I wish that each, of your readers
could see the want, gaunt, hunger, the
hollow eyes and despair pictured on each
man's face. Then you would all implore
your congressman to give ear to these
men. What happened? Why they
thought they would camp on the grass
under the shade trees near General
Saunders' army on the reservation. No
sooner had they got fairly settled "on
the grass" than here came marching
down from Fort Leavenworth four full
companies of cavalrymen with flags and
bannei s flying, with sabers gleaming in
the sunlight, with great arms girded
to their loins, on fine horses. What for?
Why, to drive these forty-two oyster-can
bearers "off the grass."
What a sight! Uncle Sam'e brave
soldiers must keep his peace soldiers off
the reservation grass. What did they
do? Why the long-haired son of toil
took up his flag the men gathered the
tinware and proceeded to maroh to
the edge of Leavenworth where a poor,
old Irish lady gave them the use of a
vacant lot, where they camped a few
days, the trades unions of the city pro
viding them with food and then they
left on their weary march to Washing
ton. 0. W. Hendxe.
Fourth of July at Dover.
A grand Fourth of July picnic will be
held near Dover, Shawnee county, Kas.,
in James May's grove, under the au
spices of the Farmer's Alliance. Instru
mental and vocal musio and eminent
speakers will be on hand to entertain
the audience on the topics of the day.
Everybody invited. Those from a dis
tance will be cared for. Come one, come
all, and let us have a jolly, old-fashioned
celebration. By order of oommittee.
J. W. Sage,
W. S. Whxxlir,
Apply at once to tba. Adyocatk for
rpclt club Utm
Blaine's Old Scheme.
Continued from pagt 1.
mutual co-operation. Mr. Blains's
speeches before ths Pan-American con
ference disclosed that his policy em
braced united action on silver, on the
tariff and on all subjects in which West
ern nations had a common interest."
A great deal of significance is given
the Reed interview by many publio men
here. For eeveral months there has
been a growing sentiment among ths re
publican members in favor of a liberal
policy toward silver. Among Mr.
Reed's most intimate end constant as
sociates in the house of lata have beon
Representative Newland of Nevada and
Representative Sweet of Idaho, who are
radical supporters of silver. Ths ex
speaker has made a study .qf the silver
question from the standpoint of ths
Western members, until he is said to
have a mastery of the intricacies of the
question quite equal to that of Mr.
Washington, May 31. An investiga
tion of mammoth proportions and in
volving an immense amount of research
ia contemplated in a provision contained
in the bill making appropriations for the
department of agrioulture for ths next fis
cal year which recently passed ths bouts.
Of the $100,000 alloted to the statistical
division of the department bill, $15,000
is to be expended in ths collection and
tabulation of data, showing as far as
possible the annual yield since ths or
ganization of ths government of all
agricultural products, their coat of pro
duction annually, ths cost' of transpor
tation each year from the placa of
prcduction to the market, and th mar
ket prices. Ths tabulation, so far as
practiable, is to be made by states!
and subdivisions thereof.
Pending aotion on the appropriation
bill by the senate no steps have been j
taken by the department having in view
the beginning of the investigation pro
posed. In conducting such an inquiry
the department would, of course, have
to depend for much of its information
on reports touching the matter of farm
products and wages already published.
One of the most complete reports
available on the s abject is that mads by
a committee of ths senate in ths first
session of the Fifysecond oongrees. It
was an investigation into the general
subject of the effect of the tariff laws on
imports and exports, the prices of agri
culture and manufactured articles and
on wsges here and abroad. The com
mittee divided the whole subject matter
into two parts and pursued its inquiry
on the linea thus determined upon. . A
portion of the report made by it in
cluded the matter of prices and wages
for several years previous to the time at
which the investigation was commenced,
and another portion was devoted largely
to details relating to the course of whole
sale prices and wages from 1810 to 189L
Washington, Jane 2. The house com
mittee on publio lands indulged in a
clever trick to-day in Oklahoma mat
ters. It reported on the bill to author
ize the government to sell the publio
domain to ths settlers. This is the plan
insisted upon by ths latter-day patriots
from Georgia who sneer at the horns
stead plan and free-homes idea which
has been the law of the land for over a
quarter of a century.
Instead of free homes, they now insist
that all future land to be opened to set
tlement shall be given out to the highest
bidder, and this is a part of ths bill re
ported to-day. Some months Co, un&sr
the guiding band Pf tt9 Wtttfw ct tljs
I interior, UcRea introduced this bill. It
I provides that when land b opened to
B3tt!smat, it shall be cccursd by Eeahd
bids under ths direction of ths secretary
cf ths interior; no one mm shall bid for
mors than ens quarter eeotion, and no
one shall be allowed to bid who is cot
entitled to take land under ths horns
stood law. Ths highest bidder shall get
ths land by paying one-sixth down and
ths remainder in five years in five equal
In addition to this bill, which is looked
upon by those from the West as iniqui
tous and beyond ths understanding of
any outside the states of Georgia and
Arkans&i, an amendment is offered. It
is ths Flynn bill, to allow settlers to
oomrnnts in ths strip. 1 his ia done in
order to fasten the republican side to
ths measure. Ths bill allows lbs tzi-""
tiers In ths strip to commute their en
tries after fourteen months' residence, if
so tisaired, and this is added to ths bill
emanating from ths secretary of the in
terior. It is very certain that the republicans
will fight the bill all they can. They
will demand that the plan offree ho in as
be allowed to remain the law of the
country, and at ths same time will try to
pass ths bill to allow the people in the
strip to commute their entries aooordlag
to ths original Flynn bill.
The Lord! Mast Go.
Glasgow, Scotland, June 2. One
hundred thousand persons witnessed
here to-day a procession that had been
arranged by the radicals as a demonstra
I tion against ths houss of lords.
Ths Iriih residents of Glasgow were
out in strong tores among the paradera.
Two donkeys formed an amusing fea
ture. These animals with coronets on their
heads, were intended to be symbolical of
ths institution against which ths demon
stration was directed. A public meeting
followed ths parade, at which resolu
tions were adopted demanding the aboli
tion of the house of lords.
Public Reception of the W. P. P. League Ia
This reception will begin at 8 p. ra.,
June 11, with the following program:
Five minute speeches by Kansas
women will occupy the first hour, after
whioh Carrie Chapman-Catt will give aa
"Woman's Organizations," Emma D.
The Truth," C. J. Tuckar.
When Doctor's Disagree," Dr. Carria
Sioux Indiana vs. Dakota Women,"
Elizabeth M. Wardall.
"Coxey and Other Cranks' Annie L.
"Backbone," Anna Champ.
"Offloe-eekers," Emma Troudner.
"Our Forefathers," Anna C. Wait.
"Our Forsmothers," Fannie R. Vick
ery. What of the Future?" E. W. Crumb.
"City Government," Eva M. Black
man "Political Sense," Althea P. Strjker
Address by Carrie Chapman-Catt.
Important to Purchasers of .Binder Twine.
D. M. Falwiler, business agent of ths
Illinois Stats Farmers' Alliance, is sell
ing standard makes of Binder Twin to
consumers at Dealers' Prices. Mr. Ful
wiler is known to many of our readers
who have dealt with him as thoroughly
reliable and trustworthy. He offers
credit to resroneible purchasers. lib
address ia 1119 Alasonio Temple, Chi
cago, end it would be well to writoto
him for prices which he guarantee i
to be what dealers ars paying for twite.
His adverttaament appears in tqlr
eclum ot Apvocats;,