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VOLUME XLI. XO. 125.
KANSAS CITY, OCTOBER 13, 189& TWELYE PAGES.
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TRAIN' r o ro. AT VIRDEV, ILL.,
AAD 7 -WAS RETURNED.
SIX STRIKERS WERE KILLED
THREE DEPUTIES AMI ONE SECno
MINER THE OTHER VICTIMS.
Necroes Not Unloaded, lmt Taken On
to Sirlncllcld Troops Ordered to
Mrdcn Governor Tanner
Dcnoiiricm Mine Own
er for Importing;
Striker Six killed and eighteen
Deputies One killed on train, one In
Blockade, one while Runrdlnc n
switch and one late Iant night 1 de
tail or nitlltla; elcht troundel in
stockade and Keren on train.
Nejrroes One wounded on train.
Mine olliclnls One shot and stamped
almost to death by strikers.
VIRDEN. ILL. Oct. 12. The little town
of Virden Is comparatively quiet to-night,
after a day or riot and bloodshed, the long
expected clash between the union miners
and imported negroes, haIng occurred. At
12.30 o'clock this afternoon a Chicago &.
Alton special train bearing 200 negro min
ers from the South arrived at the stockade
around the Chlcago-Virden Coal Company's
mines, and immediately terrific firing be
gan. The list at 10 o'clock to-night stands
seven dead and eighteen wounded.
The dead are: Ed Welsh, Springfield;
Frank Blljeau, Springfield; Albert Smith,
Mount OIhe; Joe Kitterly, Mount Olhe;
Ernest Kcutner, Mount Olive; A. H. Bren
eman, GIrard; D. H. KHey, Chicago & Al
The wounded are: Ansk Ankel. Mount
Olive; Gustav Weyslcp, Mount OHvr Ed
Upton, Springfield: Thomas Jennings,
Springfield; Joe Hnlr.es. GIrard, shot in leg;
Joe Runk, GIrard, shot In arm; George
Runk, GIrard. shot In stomach; William
Herman, GIrard, shot In hand; Joe Baston,
Mount Olhe. shot In stomach; Joe Sprlm,
Mount Olive, shot In arm; Bart TIgar, en
smeer Chicago & Alton, shot in arm; J. F.
Eystcr. superintendent Climax Trading
Company, shot and beaten.
It Is said that six men were wounded In
side the stockade, but this has not been
verified, and those inside the stockade re
fuse to communicate with outsiders.
For the past two weiks rumors have
reached Virden daily that a train bringing
negroes from Alabama would reach the
city and the Chicago & Alton depot has
been surrounded day and night by vigilant
miners, determinedly awaiting their ar
rival. To-day the Chicago & Alton limited,
due to pass here at 10 o'clock, shot through
en route to Chicago an hour late, displac
ing flags on the rear Indicating that a
special was following.
Immediately the word wag spread and n
dense crowd of miners lined the station
platform, while another crowd collected at
the entrance of the stockade, half a mile
north of the station. D. B. Klley, a Chica
go &. Alton detective, stood guard at a
switch at the south end of the station
platform to tee that it ms not tampered
At 12.10 the special train passed the sta
. Hon. and signal whots were fired from tho
couth end of the train announcing the
Kpecial's arrival. Immediately shots were
flrcd from the moving train and outside,
and the battle was on.
A few moments after the train had
parsed the switch where Kiley was staj
tlored, and while he was talking with two
citizens, he threw up his arms and dropped
dead, with a bullet through his brain. He
was the first man killed. The train con
tinued to the stockade, the miners firing
into It all along the route, and tne negro
paengers returning the fire.
The moment the train reached the stock
ade the miners opened a desperate fir
with 'Winchesters, revolvers and firearms
of all descilpticrs. The negroes on the
train answtred with a steady fire. The
miners and the train were enveloped In
a. cloud of smoke, and the shooting sound
td like a continuous volley. Engineer Burt
Tigar received a bullet In the arm and
dropped from his seat. His fireman seized
the throttle, pulled it open and. with a
jerk, tho train was under speed, cair.vlng
a lead of wounded negro jasscngeis to
Srringfield. How many were wounded Is
The train stopped at the stockade but
two minute. Its departure did not cause
the firing to cease. The tower of the stock
ade was filled with sharpshooters armed
with Winchesters, and they kept up a
steady fire into the crowd of union miners.
Eye-witnesses say the dead miners were
killed after the train had departed.
The supply and provision store of the
Chlcago-Virden Coal Company Is known
as the Climax Trading Company, with Su
perintendent J. F. Eyester in charge. At 5
o clock, after the firing at the stockade
had subsided, an attack without parallel
in the history of the trouble was made on
Ey ester in this store on Main street, one
Wock Trom the depot, which will probably
ccst him his life. He was sitting in his
store, when his telephone rang and he was
instructed from the stockade to Eecure
physicians and hurry them to the place.
Elster Jumped Into his delivery wagon and, ,
securinito doctors, rushed them to the
He reed to his store, climbed out of
his wagand -was just entering the door
when tery was raised that Manager
Fred Lis, of the miners, was with him.
With sh, a throng of infuriated min
ers pre toward the store. Ej ester
ran bel a counter with a revolver in
each lia The miners pressed hard after,
and as iter sprang upstairs he and the
miners n shooting simultaneous. He
ran to top of his building and jumped
behind iiimnej, while the miners ran
into t!.i net and opened lire on him
again. s flew from the brick chim
nej andjester ran from cover across to
the roo. another store, tiring into the
street I,- a he ran. From there he
crossed he roof of the Bank of Virden,
where leloaded his revolvers. Blood
from a wound in his side, but
with d( d determination, against ter
rible od he continued his fight. Jump
ing to i roof of the Rae &. Glsh drug
store, hnlted behind a projection from
the building he had Just left
and emu both his revolvers.
inging from cover, Eyester
dashed ;;d, amid the rain of bullets, to
the root the Steed building, the upper
story ofiich is known ns Miners' hall.
He elth( :11 or jumped through the sky
light am ided In the arms of a crowd of
miners, seized him and carried him
downsta to the street. Other hand's
seized tl Imost unconscious man and lie
was dia: into the middle of the street.
Local poraen drove back the crowd and
carried ster to tha city square across
the strei id laid him on the grass.
Ejesteias motionless and supposedly
dead. T police left him lj Ing and at
tempted disperse the crowd. In a few
minutes ester was seen to raise his
hand an ,ipe the blood from his face
Two me prang at him and. with the
tigers, began jumping on his
body amiriking him on the head with
stones, th a jell, tho angry crowd
charged j the square to kill E ester.
The pollcharged In a body and fought
their way the center of the mob, where
they took stand over the prostrate, bat
tered, bit ng man. A carrier was pro
cured, an : ester was taken to the Buck
les hotel, re had been shot through the
groin, ant terribly battered up about the
head. T phjsician says that he has
Larely a nee for recovery.
The dea oiners were removed from the
vicinity one stockade to hotels and liv
ery stablund the wounded miners were
taken on ers to the station and taken to
Springiielip-nlght on the S o'clock train.
An Asselted Press reporter secured ad
mittance the stockade late to-night. The
list of deaand wounded Inside the stock
Dead-AV. Morgan, Chicago.
WoundecH. Grltgesoll, shot in shoulder;
O. J. SnycJ shot In face and legs; James
Sickles, Ciigo, shot in leg; Trank Wild
er, Chicagehot In arm; Thomas Mclntee,
Chicago, -t in leg; J. W. Moonan, St.
Louis. sli:ly Injured; P. J. Hannan,
slightly in ed; J. H. Smith, Chicago,
slightly in ed.
Two docs were at work with the
wounded d communication with them
The stocide surrounds about twenty
acres of grjnd In a square and Is made of
pine boardsn inch, thick set edge to edge,
about tweli feet high. On each of the
four sides, tout midway, is a small watch
tower containg a guard armed with a
Winchester There are three entrances
which are sely guarded by hair a dozen
armed sentts day and night. The fight
to-day occued at the east entrance. There
are about irty-five big, strong men sta
tioned insid the stockade to-night, each
keeping wah through a loop hole. The
rour towersiave been deserted.
Manager Ikens remained at his desk 'n
the office a night Issuing orders to his
Manager Ikera said to-nl lit: "The bl-od
of every ma shed here Is on the govern
or's head, 'e Is absolutely outside of the
law and ha no justification whatever In
refusing to end troops. If this train had
come In befe the Interview with the gov
ernor was tinted there would have been
no bloodshe as the men knew they were
disobeying le law and had exhibited an
entirely difr,ent spirit than what they did
after the intrview was published. Most or
them were lorant enough to believe that
they had a Kht to do as the gov ernor said
they had. j
His statcirnt that the miner had the
same right I fight for his property, which
was his labr, as the mine owner did to
protect his roperty. Inspired the men to
the action wlich they took to-day In tiring
upon this trin as soon as it came into our
town. At last 500 shots were fired into
that train by.the time it reached the shaft
and no shotswere fired from the train un
til at least jo shots were bred into it, I
think, killmnand wounding a good many
of the peoplcjon the train. No shots were
fired from 11
Ftockade until after several
of our men
had been wounded. Several
of the men cj
me, back without having fired
all. Most of the shooting
their guns i
was done by
the guards on the train, who
were authorlfcd by the railroad company."
SEVEN DEPUTIES WOUNDED.
One Is Deal 'and Another, a Veteran
rrom Inv enw ordi Home,
SPRINGFIELD. ILL , Oct. 12. The spe
cial train on, the Chicago & Alton which
brought the Alabama negroes from Virden
had eight wounded men, all deputies ex
cept one. whl was a colored miner. They
were taken u the Springfield city hospital.
One man dieJ to-night, William Carroll, a
deputy sherif He was shot three times,
one bullett passing through his neck, rrom
tho right side; another passing into the
temple in the! right side, and the third en
tered the brain over the eve, crushing the
Another train, which arrived at 3 o'clock
to-night, brought up six wounded men. who
. are at St, John's hospital. Those at the
Springfield ho-pltal are:
William H. Clarkson. an Inmate of the
Old Soldiers' home at Leavenworth, Kas.,
deputy, skull crushed, will die.
II. A. Kyger. of Bloomington, engineer on
train, shot through arm.
William Masser. of St. Louis, deputy, shot
through head, shoulder and hands; will
James Palmer, deputy, shot in left side
nf fnr- nrtn nml etilp- wilt ronn-vav V3-1
mer has Just been mustered out of the
Third Nebraska regiment. He refuses to '
give his home.
Patrick Mack, of Virden, employed by the
operators of the Chlcago-Virden shafts;
bullet went through his thigh; will re
Ernest Ryan, a colored miner, from Ala
bama; bullet went through his nead; will
John M. Hunter, of Pontlac. the presi
dent of the Illinois District of the United
Mine Workers of America, lies at the Col
lins' house In a critical condition. Mr.
Hunter got on the train which bore the
colored miners to this city this afternoon
and engaged in conversation with two of
the colored miners.
Some of the deputy sheriffs saw Hunter,
and. when the train was between North
Grand avenue and the north shaft and was
going at the rate of eighteen miles -in
hour, it is estimated, the deputies attack
ed Hunted and pushed him off the train.
A man who happened along later in a
buggy saw Hunter lying near the track in
an unconscious condition, and placed him
in his buggv and took him to the Collins
house, where a phjsician dressed hs
wounds. He is terribly cut about the face
and his ribs are injured. He is still un
conscious. Governor Tanner to-night wired the war
department asking if the Fifth Illinois in
fantry could not be placed at his disposal
for use at Virden. Colonel Culver, the
commander of the Fifth, has tendered his
services and those of the regiment to th2
governor. Chief Deputy William York,
who brought the train of negroes from
Birmingham, Ala., was exposed to the fire
of1 the miners during the battle, but w.aj
uninjured, though the bullets rained
The following wounded miners are in St,
Albert Smith, Mount Olive; Gustav e
Wer-eip, Mount Olive; Edward Upton.
Springfield, Thomas Jennings. Springfield;
Joe Haines, GIrard; Joe Runk. GIrard:
William Herman. Girard; Joseph Baston,
Mourn Olive; Joseph Long. Mount Olive.
The miners are gathered In little knots
on the streets of the city to-night, but
there have been no demonstrations.
They sav they recognize some of the
negroes who arrived here from Virden this
afternoon as some of those who came up
three weeks ago from Alabama and re
fused to go to work at Virden, and who
were sent home at the expense of the
TANNER BLAMESMINE OWNERS
Says They Are Guilty of Murder and
Should Be Punished Ac-
SPRINGriELD, ILL . Oct. 12. Governor
Tanner said this evening regarmng the
"Mr. T. C. Louck, president, and Mr. Tut
kin, superintendent, of the Virden Coal
Company, at 12.30 to-day made good their
threats to land a tralnload of imported
laborers from the South, and attempted to
rut them to work in their miaes, at the
point of the bajonet and the muzzle of the
Winchester, such laborers being drawn
largely. If not entirely, rrom the criminal
class, ex-convicts, who learned their trade
while, doing time In the penitentiaries of
Alabama, after having been fully advised
and having full knowledge that the land
ing or such imported laborers would pre
cipitate a riot. I had wired them that it
they brought thosp Imported laborers they
did so at their own peril, and, under the
circumstances, would be morally respon
sible and criminally liable ror anj thing that
"As to what happened after the stopping
of the train In Tront or the coal shed, my
lnrormatlon is based on telegraph and tel
ephone communication and trom men com
ing rrom the scene of the conflict. From
the information I can gather at this time,
the very minute the train stopped In front
of the coal shaft, where the doors of the
stockade were thrown open for the Im
ported laborers to enter, the firing began.
As to who fired the first shot, I am at
this time unable to learn, but all reports
agree that a general battle was precipitated
within just a few moments, and the firing
Lecame general from the guards on the
train, called deputies, estimated at fifty or
sixty, and was responded to by the idle
miners lving back on the other side of the
track. The battle lasted several minutes,
after which time the train pulled out,
"The rejorts vary as to the number
killed and wounded. From conservative
estimates and from all the Information I
can gather, I would estimate the number
of killed somewhere from n'ne to fifteen,
and possibly quite as many wounded. The
killed and wounded are largely Idle miners
who were on the outside. The othe s
were the hired guards who were brought
along by the coal company. Most, if not
all, of them were non-residents of Illinois.
There is no means of learning their names
or whereabouts, for tae reason that they
declined to give them out, knowing, per
haps, that they are criminally liable for
murder, as they had no permission frcm
an officer in II lnols authorizing or deput
izing them to act as deputy marshals or
"Instantlv on learning of the trouble, I
directed Adjutant General Reece to order
Captain Craig, of the Galesburg battery,
'and one companv of the Sons of Veteran
regiment now stationed at Pana, to proceed
at once by the quickest route to the scene
of the trouble. I learned later that Cap
tain Craig met with serious difficulties in
securing a train with coaches to bring his
command, and I directed the adjutant gen
eral to advise him to load his troops on
freight cars and come at once to Spring
field bv the Baltimore &. Ohio and secure a
train on the Alton to carry the command
to Virden. These arrangements were made,
and Captain Craig arrived here at half
past 6 and at Virden by 7.30.
' General Iteece accompanied Captain
Craig, and I have instructed General Reece
to select a camping ground, most suitable
tor the occasion, to quell the riot and main
tain order, protect life and property, to dis
arm all persons bearing arms, making an
inventory of such arms and taking the
rame or the Indlv.dual owner, his postofTice
address, such arms to be held until rurther
crdcrs. and not to allow Imported laborers
to unload rrom any train within the limits
of tho city, nor to march in a body.
"Thoe avaricious mine owners have so
forgotten their duty to society as to bring
about this blot upon the fair name of our
state: have gone far enough, jes, too far.
as they had fair warning from me, by wire
and telephone, that Importation or labor
which brings to our state an undesirable
class or cltizers. had to stop.
"And I say now to such, and all others,
that this is a thing or the past that it
shall not be tolerated in Illinois while 1
am governor. These men. the president
and officers or this company, who partici
pated in this riot by bringing In or this Im
ported labor, are guilty or murder, and
should be, and I believe will be. Indicted
bj the grand jury or Macoupin county, and
tried and convicted Tor this heinous of
fense." Arrested for Rioting;.
PANA. ILL.. Oct. 12. The acting presi
dent of the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica. John Mitchell, of Spring Valley, was
arrested here at noon to-day by a deputy
sheriff. Mitchell w.t indicted by the Au
gust grand jury for participating In the
riot of September 1. He was taken to Tay
lorvlle en a tram, where he gave bond, and
Immedlatelv left for Virden, the scene of
HISTORY 0FJTHE TROUBLE.
It Grew Out of a Demand for 40 Cents
a Ton When OnI 28 Was
CHICAGO, Oct. 12. The difficulty at the
Virden mines originated April 1, 1S9S, wher
the miners of the Tourth district of Illi
nois went out on a strike instituted b the
United Mine Worker-.. Trouble followed at
once at Pana, but the Virden mines re
mained quiet through the summer. Strik
ers had asked for 40 cents a ton, and were
offered 2S cents.
Actual disturbances at Virden began Sep
tember 25, when the Chlcago-Virden Com
pany, the principal mine owners at that
point, imported 100 negroes from Birming
When the train arrived with them on
board, it was met by a large body of armed
union miners, who threatened to shoot the
first negro that stepped trom the cars
The negroes w-ere finally prevailed on to
return to the South, and the mines were not
President T. C. Loucks, or the Chlcago
Virden Company, then proceeded to make
preparations to get other miners. October
D, Sheriff Davenport notified Governor
Tanner that there would certainly be
trouble, and that state troops were needed
to preserve peace.
The governor asked If it was the purpose
of the coal company, in the event of troops
being sent, to import miners from other
states to take the place of the strikers. Su
perintendent Lukens, who was with the
sheriff at the time the request was re
ceived, said that the companj proposed to
operate its mines in its own waj. and that
they expected to import labor, both white
and colored, from the Southern states
The kov ernor told him that the best class
of mhiers got emplojment at home, anu
only the criminal class would come men
who would soon quit work and get into the
poor house. Jails and penitentiaries and be
come a burden on the taxpavers of the
state that he was opposed to the sstem,
that, while there was no law to keep them
out of Illinois, he did not feel It to be his
duty, as governor, to use the arm of the
state to give protection to mine operators
in operating their mines with this class of
Lukens. according to Governor Tanner,
replied that the mines would be run at all
hazards, that the companj would emploj,
such labor as It saw fit, that It would im
port this labor, and operate the mines with
it, even if it had to do it at the point or
the bavonet, and the muzzle of the Win
Chester. No troops were sent. The same
da Mr. Loucks notified the governor that
his mines would be operated and demanded
the protection of the state.
The matter had been brought before the
state board of arbitration, and that board
decided in favor of the miners, but also
held that an injustice had been done the
Chieago-Virden Comnanj .
rrom this point the trouble has been a
dispute between Governor Tanner and the
mine operators, carried on bj telegraph
and other communications The governor
steadily retu-ed to call out the state troops,
and charged the opcrtjrs with Importing
ex-convicts and an undesirable class of
The operators declared that the men they
desired to bring to thtir mines had hern
chosen for their abilitv and their ca-acuy
to become good citizens Thej a!o .said
thej were willing to take Lack the strik
ers at the scale of 2S cents a ton. but that
thev could not open th" ir mil , at th..
cxcrbltant demard of 40 cents. The mines.
It is claimed, are all operated in accord
ance with state laws
Sheriff Davenport has been in sympathy
with the governor and sajs he does not
want to enforce the laws that will bring
ntgro labor into the state, and offered to
resign rather than undertake the task.
One hundred Springfield miners re-enforced
the Virden strikers October 10. armed
and determined to prevent the negroes rrom
going to work. Armed men have since
been practically In possession or the town
A rumor w as circulated the day before v es
terday that a small body of negroes "had
been landed from a train just ouside Vir
den and. under cover of darkness, con
vex ed to the stockade.
They were supposed to be making the
shaft ready for the miners who were to
come. This made the strikers more than
Manager Lukens. of the Chlcago-Virden
compaii, swore out an Injunction against
thirt-four or the leading strikers Those
men had run out of town rour e-c-police-men
who had been hired bv the operators.
The strikers had not displaved violence
against others until the began to suspect
that more negroes were to be brought In.
MINE OWNERS SIDE OF IT.
President Limcka Sns Proper Steps
Will Re Taken to Secure Redress
for 1cKterdu's Traced.
CHICAGO. Oct. 12 President T. C.
Loucks, of the Chlcago-Virden Coal Com
pany, who arrived at 9.15 to-night from the
vicinity of to-dav's trouble, made the fol
lowing statement to the Associated Press:
"Our position has been defined right
along by the press, as the public can ascer
tain, and we simply desire to state that
our emplojes arrived at Virden at about
12.30 to-day. We stopped the train opposite
the gates, so that the men could go from
the train Into our works, when immediate
ly the mob fired from all directions, and,
very naturallv. our men defended them
selves. The consequences in full we do not
know positively as jet.
"As to our future action, we propose to
follow In the future as we have In the
past legal procedure In the obtaining or
our legal rights, and shall take proper
steps to secure redress against all who
prompted, aided, abetted or participated in
the riots of to-daj, whether thej- are
miners, miners' officials, state officials or
"We shall determine before we are
through whether the governor of this state
can class our colored population as ex-convicts,
scalawags, etc, with lmpunitj, and
whether the colored citizens of this country
can have their rights under the constitu
tion set aside at the whim and pleasure ot
the government of Illinois We shall de
termine for ourselves and others in this
state just how far a governor can annul
nd evade the duties placed upon him by
the constitution and statutes of this state."
TROOPS ORDERED TO VIRDEN.
Governor Tanner Sends Blllltla at
Once and Asks for Use of
CHICAGO, Oct. 12. Colonel Toung. of the
First Illinois volunteer cavalrj-, received
orders to-night to report at Springfield Im
mediately with troops A. B, C and D of his
command. The troops will leave here at 11
o'clock to-morrow morning and from
Springfield will be hurried to Virden.
SPRINGFIELD, ILL., Oct. 12,-Governor
Tanner said to an Associated Press repre
sentative at 10 o'clock to-night that he
was confident there would be no more riot
ing. "I have asked the secretary of war to
place at my command the Fifth regiment
Illinois volunteers, now at Springfield." he
said, "and have ordered rour companies or
the Sons or Veterans- regiment to leave for
Virden early In the morning. I intended
to have enough troops on the scene to dis
arm the men who have caused this blood
shed, and. furthermore. I Intend to take
such action as wi'l prevent anj- further at
tempt to Import l.-bor Into th s state.
"I don't Intend to have any more trouble
of this kind. My advices up to this hour
Indicate that the first estimates on th
number of killed and wounded were too
high. I do not believe that the list of dad
will exceed fifteen, if it reaches that. The
wounded will probably number les3 than
WASHINGTON. Oct. 12 -Late to-night
a telegram was received by the war de
partment from Governor lanmr of Illi
nois, requesting that tl e Fifth Illlno s. now
on furlough, be placed at his disposal to
quell the rioutous demonstration at Vir
den. Ill The situation at Vliden Is rep
resented as critical and Governor Tanner
is embarrassed becnu'f all of the Illi
nois state troop-, practlcall. are in the
service of the United States. He is un
able to order to the tchc of the miners'
troi-bles any of the I linois troop in the
service of the government, without the au
thoritj of the secretary of war. Thus fa
no decision has been reaened bj the otfi
oiaN of the war department concerning
Governor Tanner's request The matlei
involves Eome dlflicu'tlfs which preclude
the possiblhtj of a hast decision. It will
be submitted to Secretarv Alger to-morrow
morning and late to-n'ght Adjutant
General Corbin sti that the urobabiiities
are that the reg ment will be placed at
the disposal of Gov error Tanner.
SHERIFF DAVENPORT ILL.
Crippled hy a Fall and Sick With
Worry Over the Inlcn
CARLINVILLE. ILL, Oct. 12 -Sheriff
Davenport is home In bed. the result of
worrv and exposure over the Virden
trouble. During the Pght he fell down an
embankment and crippled himself. In an
interview he stated to-night that Operato
Lukens had not apprised him of the arri
val of the negroes, and consequently h
was unprepared for serious trouble. He
had but two deputies, his brother, Basil
Davenport, and W. C. Lallj-. of Shipman.
He had refused to swear in the Chicago e
policemcn as deputies, under instructions
from Attornej Genera! Aiken, who had in
formed him that he could not legally do so
The sheriff avs that during the battle
the miners' wives were even more bellig
erent than the men.
ANOTHER TRAGEDY LAST NIGHT
Ex-Llcntennnt of Police Preston, of
Chicago, Killed Iij a Detail
VIRDEN. ILL. Oct. 12 A detail of mi
litia at 10 50 to-night killed ex-Lieutenant
of Police Tom Preston, of Chicago, at
the stockade. He wa standing outside the
stockade as guard The militia gave the
bj standing miners the command to halt,
and Preston stepped back to the gate. The
militia fired and he was shot In the stom
ach He was carried 'nto the office In the
stockade, whero he expired.
Batterv D. of Galesburg, 111., under Cap
tain Craig, numborirg 1C0 men, arrived here
tc-night from Pana.
EJECTMENT NOTICES SERVED.
Strikers at Carllnvllle, 111., Occupy
ing Conipnnj Homes Mast
Give Them Up.
CARLINVILLE, ILL.. Oct. 12,-Operator
King, of Chicago, owner of Green Ridge
shaft, has served ejectment noticis or.
miners occupying companv houses. King
has received no rent since last Maj.
Twelve dajs are given the miners ft leave,'
at the end of which time, it is usserttd,
'hej are to be supp anted by imported
men. This shaft has been idle since irch
-. The miners saj thej will not ".acate
the houses without a contest.
Pana Police Force Dismissed.
PANA. ILL. Oct. 12 Major Penwell.
who Is the son of a prominent coal opera
tor, has discharged the ertire police force,
charging them, it is aid with sjmpathv
for the stiikers New men were sworn
in. but eight of ten citv councilmen an
nounce that the new officers) will be re
moved at the next council meeting.
Indications Are That the Paris Lnbor
Struggle Is About to
PARIS. Oct. 12. The committee of rail
road men, it was announced to-day. turns
out to be equally divided for and against
taking part in the strike. This practical
disagreement has dissatisfied the sflkers,
manj of whom are now disposed to resume
work. A number of building works were re
The presidents of the municipal general
councils waited on the rrniter of com
merce to-daj and urged the claims of the
strikers. The minister replied that he could
not intervene to bring about a settlement,
adding th it the exposition works are suffl-clentlj-
advanced to pern-It them to await
the end of the stHke The minister of pub
lic works also declined to interfere in the
TEST OF WARRE"r-,"IE ACT.
Constitutionality of Certnln Provis
ions to Re Rrought llefore Su
preme Court To-day.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 12 -The constitutionality-
of certain provisions in the new
war revenue act is to be brought before
the United States supreme court to-morrow
in a potltlon ror a writ or habeas"
corpus Tor certain members of the Chicago
board of trade who were rccentlv arrested
charged with the violation ot that section
of the war revenue act which requires the
seller In every stock exchange transaction
to furnish to the purchaser a written mem
orandum of such sale, and that to such
memorandum h.ajl be nttached a revenue
stamp or a specified denomination Thee
provisions of the act are claimed to be
WENT ON A PLEASURE TRIP.
Tvco Prominent evv York Society
A omen Return From the
SEATTLE. WASH.. Oct, 12.-Among the
arrivals from the North on the steamer
City of Topeka were Mrs. Roswell D.
Hitchcock and Miss Edith M. VanBuren,
both prominent In New York society, who
went to the Klondike on a pleasure trip.
Mrs. Hitchcock says that when she left
Dawson the death rate averaged five a dav.
She thinks another season will demon
strate the necessltv of shifting all the bus
iness and much of the residence portion of
Dawson to what is known as West Daw
son, the sanitary conditions .md surround
ings of which are declared to be far su
perior to tho-e of Dawson proper.
Spanish Courts Resume Work.
MANILA. Oct. 12. In accordance with a
general order of the military governor, all
the Spanish civil courts within Philippine
territory now subject to American control,
have resumed the exercise of their Juris
diction, subject to the supervision of the
American military government, which re
serves the exclusive right to exercise crira
Sailors for Dewey's Tleet.
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 12. On the Gael
ic, which has sailed for Hong Kong, were
fortv sailors for Dewpv's fleet. They were
In charge of Lieutenant Commander Lom
bard and destined for the Culgoa. one of
the vessels captured by Dewey from the
Died While Playlnir Checkers.
COLUMBIA. MO .Oct. 12. (Special.) Colo
i t r ti .Ti f. ftroh a janrQ nrnnrlotftt
lid II. V-. C13, iui .... -.-r" --.
of the Powers house, died suddenly ihls
nnnnnn IsUa nlii lrifT t lif-olrArci In a stnr
in this city. He was 6 cars old and Ieaes
a widow and three children.
Wntt virTfv'n offp s unrlcr acOTimtxla-
1 tlons. Rates, 2 and $2.50. O. B Stantcn. prop.
OUR PENNANTOF COURSE.
Claims of the Indianapolis Team Ta
bled hy the Hoard, or
CHICAGO. Oct. 12. Kansas City has been J
awarded the Western League baseball
ehampionship. Magnates or the league met
here to-daj to clcse up the year's busi
ness. The principal question before the
executive board was the championship,
which was claimed by Indianapolis, ae'pite
l.e fact that Kansas City led In percent
age. The claims of the Indianapolis team were
based on three distinct points:
"First, that the 'double-header" plajed
between Kansas City and Minneapolis early
in the season Is directly against the rules
of the league.
"Second That the game between Kan
sas City and St. Joseph which was called
on account or the cond.tlon ot the grounds,
-nou d be awarded to the latter club.
' Third That Detroit shou'd be credited
with the disputed game with Kansas C ty "
ir the decision of the board of directors
had sati-lied these three claims the per
centage would have been so changed that
the pennant would have gone to Indian
apolis, but the board did not so will.
The points in cons deration were care
fully weighed by the board and after long
and heated argumtnts It was decided that
the championship rightrully belonged to
tne fans from Kansas City.
These present at to-day's meeting were:
President Ban Johnson. T. J. Loftus,
Colun-bus: C. A. Comiskey. St. Paul: W.
R. Killilen. Milwaukee: G. A. Vanderbeck.
Detreit. J. H. Manning Kansas Uty W.
E. Golt, Indianapolis: M. P. Hayne. Min
neapolis, and W. F. Van Brunt. St. Jo
seph HOWARD GOULD WEDS.
Was Married in New York Last 2VIght
to Miss Kathrjn Cleni-
NEW YORK, Oct. 13 The Tribune says:
Miss Viola Kathryn demons, the actress,
was married at the Holland house at S.30
o'clock last evening to Howard Gould, a
son of the late Jay Gould and brother of
George J. Gould. The ceremony was per
formed by the Rev. Dr. Milton Merle Smith.
The ceremony was a simple one. there be
ing no bridesmaids or best man. The bride
wore a dress of white atin. trimmed with
point lace. No member of Mr. Gould's
ramily was present, the only guests being
Mr. and Mrs. G. V. H. Kirkpatrick. and
Mrs. John Kimble. Captain W. C. Schack
ford, of the Niagara, Mr. Gould's yacht;
Mr. Bogardus and Mr. and Mrs. Searles.
After the ceremony, supper was served in
the gilt room or the Holland house, which
was decorated with palms, lll'es or the val
ley and American Beauty roses.
The wedding cake was distributed In
white satin boxes, appropriately Inscribed.
Mr. and Mrs. Gou'd went on board the
Niagara last evening and will start to
day on a three weeks," cruise in Southern
By a clause In the will or Jay Gould It
Is provided that ir any one or his chil
dren married without the consent of a ma
jority; of the others he. ipso facto, forfeits
c.nc-half of the fortune which comes to
him under the terms of the will. Whether
or not the other children will in!-t upon
this forfeiture In the case of Howard re
mains to be seen. Their absence from
last night's ceremony was taken as slg
nifjlng that they have not re'axed their
opposition to the union of their brother
with Mis demons If, Indeed, thej were
aware of it.
IMMUNE'S OFFICER ACCUSED.
Sensational Charges Have Ceen Tiled
Against Lieutenant Colouel
LEXINGTON. KY.. Oct. 12,-Charges of
a very sensational and serious nature have
been preferred against Lieuterant Colonel
C. L. Withrow, of the Tenth Immunes.
Ccrduct unbecoming an officer is the gen
eral charge, and the specifications Include
habitual drunkenness and negro cohabita
tion. He Is accused of frequently having
fired his pistol in the middle of the night,
while intoxicated, thus disturbing the
camp. He took a gun away from a sentry
and fired it at 2 o'clock in the morning.
Last night Colonel Withrow was confined
In the special guard houe. To-day he
was released, beirg allowed the liberty or
the camp, though he cannot go outside the
gr tl lines.
It Is thought he will be tried by the
court-martial now in session. Most of the
charges were brought by Major Fuqua, or
the Tenth Immunes, who is now on trial
by court-martial for other sensational of
fenses, one of which Is habitual drunken
ness. Colonel Withrow recently married a
prominent Brooklyn society lady.
Late this arternoon Private George
Knickerbocker, or the Tenth Immunes. shot
and fataliv wounded, in a saloon brawl.
Will Anderson, another negro soldier from
Greenville. Miss. Knickerbocker has not
WILL KANSASCITY GET TWO?
Fifteen Cities in the United States to
Have Two Cannon Each Trom
SANTIAGO DE CUBA. Oct. 12. Major
cenerai tienry vv. iawton. governor of the
military department or Santiago, left to
day for the United States on the Michi
gan, accompanied by his aides. The bat
tery at EI Morro fired a salute of thirteen
guns, and more than TOO Cubans raised a
lusty cheer as the Michigan sailed awav.
Thirty cannon captured at the forts and
In the trenches are now- ready- for ship
ment to the United States. The propo-ed
plan is to give to fifteen of the principal
cities of the country- two guns each as
trophies to be placed In positions of honor
in the public parks.
General Wood purposes at an early date
to visit the cities of Santiago province that
are nominally Cuban and to make the al
caldes swear allegiance to the United
States. Where they refuse they will be
Captain Scott will relieve Captain Bar
ker as commandfr of the port or Santiago.
BRIEF BITS OF NEWS.
Governor Stephens has pardoned John C.
Davis, who came to the penitentiary rrom
Atchison countv, in September. 1S36. ror
five years- for forgery.
According to a dispatch rrom St. Louis,
capital of French Senegambla. it is re
ported there that Chler Saraory has been
The Vermont houe has unanimously
rassed a resolution r-emnriallzing congress
to restore the rank of admiral and confer
that title upon Rear Admiral Dewey.
Secretary Jenkins, of Oklahoma, has
granted a charter to the Medford State
bank, paid up capital KOTO John T. Stew
art. T. T. Godfrey and R. L. Hall are the
Postofflces have been established at
Mary den. Washington county. Mo., and
Gideon A. Wood appointed postmaster; and
nt Buckles", Garfield countj-. O. T., and
William Tripp appointed postmaster.
General F. D. Grant has signified his In
tention of being a guest of the Army of
the Tennessee at its annual reunion In
Toledo, O . October 2fi ard 27. He will be
accompanied by his mother, Mrs. U. S.
Articles of incorporation have been filed
by E. A. Hlldebrand of Piokee. Thomas M.
Deal of Kildare. Noah Hardy of Black
well. J. K. Hastle and John Brad'ey or
Wellington, Kas.. ror the town ot Piokee.
to be located at or near the center of Kay
county, u. i.
FORMAL CHARGE IS MADE AGAINST
JESSE JAMES, JR.
HE IS HELD IN S2.500 BONDS
WAS LOWE PAID TO MAKE A COX
FESSlONf JAMES BOYS' MOTHER HERE
SHE BITTERLY DENOUNCES THE PO
LICE AND DETECTIVES.
Warrant Charging Andy Ryan, the
Ex-Fireman, Is Issued Friends
of lamic James Aroused
Police Lay the Case
Before the Grand
Jesse James, Jr., who Is just now the
central figure in Jackson county's latest
train robbery episode, passed through va
rious phases of the law yesterday; In tha
morning he was "sweated" by the police
for Information relating to his alleged com
plicity In the robbery of the Missouri Pa
cific train south or Leeds, three weeks ago.
The ex-Fireman Who 1- Charged With
Being a Train Robber.
Afterwards he was taken on a writ of
habeas corpus to Judge Henry's division of
the criminal court, and the police were
called upon to show by what authority of
law he was being held on suspicion. They
were unequal to the task, and young Jesse
James was ordered released. Immed.ately
a detective stepped from the crowd and
laid a hand on his shoulder.
"I want you," said the detective. "I have
a warrant ror jour arrest."
The son or the famous bandit king was
led from the courtroom, a formal charge
of train robbery having been made against
tlm in a justice court by the police. -He
was taken before Justice Spitz and ar
raigned. He pleaded not guilty and his
hearing was set down for next Monday.
He was released on CM0 bonds.
In the meantime, Andy Rj-an, the ex
fireman, was arrested on a warrant charg
ing him with complicity In the crime. Ha
is still In Jail.
The detectives put In a busy afternoon
W. W. LOWE.
The Informer. Who. It Is Intimated. Will
Get One-half ot the Reward for Con
fessing. getting witnesses before the grand jury
In the hope that true bills will befound
against Jesse James. Jr., W. W. Lowe,
Andj- Rjan. diaries Polk and two other
men whose names are kept a secret. Lowe
was one of the grand jury witnesses. It is
strongly Intimated that he Is to receive
one-half the reward offered for th arrest
of the train robbers In case convictions are
Play Their Tramp Cards.
The police and their allle?. the Pinker
tons and Missouri Pacific detectives, p'ayed
their last trumps in the Missouri Pacific
train robbery case yesterday and they are
now waiting with Hi-concealed impatience
for the grand Jury to peg them Into the
winning hole. The arrest of Jesse James,
Jr.. and Andy Ryan Monday was the cli
max of weeks of hard work on the part
of the sleuths, during which time a score,
or more of suspects were "sifted" and
every method at tha command of the' police