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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
WASHINGTON, D. C, MONDAY MOKNTffG, APRIL 23, 1894.
VOL. 1. 2TO. 37.
CAYALRY WILL MEET COXEY
Tart of the Eighth Cavalry Start for
Hagcrstown This Horning.
THE OBJECT IS YET UNKNOWN
rositivo Information from Fort Mycr Be
eeivcd The March to Bo Taken Up at
Daylight Others Will Probably Follow
Dnring the Day The News Confirmed.
Troop A of tho Eighth Cavalry, received or
ders from the Secretary of War late yesterday
evening to make ready to start to meet Coxey
and his nrmy on their march to Washington.
Tho information has been very exclusive,
but was given to The TiJirs lato last night,
it was at first discredited as merely ono of
tho many rumors of tho kind which havo
been floating about tho past few days.
Later on tho information came from so di
rect n sourco that inquiries wcro instigated
among those having tho information, and
there is no doubt of tho truth of tho matter.
Tho troop which starts this morning aro
provided with all tho necessary equipments
and ammunition needed to mako n fight if
necessary. Exactly why tho troop has gono
to meet tho commonwealers, could not bo
ascertained, but they aro supposed to march
along with Coxey's crowd to prevent any
This, however, is a mero conjecture. It
may bo that they havo gono to stop the nrmy
of peace before it reaches tho portals of Wash
ington. A telephono message to Fort Meyer
at 3 o'clock this morning said that tho men
were preparing to march at daylight. Tho
namo of tho officer in command could not bo
DOLNCS AT HAGUKSTOWN.
The March to Start at Ten O'clock This
Haoeestowx, Md., April 22. After throo
days' stop in this place the Coxey cohorts aro
preparing to march on Frederick. There will
bo ono stop at Boonesboro, making tno camp
nt Frederick on Tuesday. There were rumors
to-night that Browne would remain encamped
hero till the return of Coxey from New York,
but at a late hour Browne announced posi
tively that tho start would bo made at 10
o'clock to-morrow morning. Owing to tho
lost time, tho original route of tho army, via
P.idgcvillo and Damascus to Itockvilie, will
probably bo changed.
Tho commonweal will march direct down
tho national piko alter leaving Frederick,
thereby saving seventeen miles. Why tho
other road was ever selected cannot bo under
stood, as It makes a long detour through a
not particularly attractive country and
touches no more largo towns than are on tho
piko. To such a question Brownn merely re
plies that it was done to use up time. His
ultimate decision ns lo tho road he says will
be determined by inijiortaut news ho is exist
ing to-night. Hits is apposed to mean news
of recruits sent out by CoL Bedstone from
Washington to join the army. Tho road by
tho national ciko will throw tun burden of
entertaining the army on L'rbuna, Clarks
burg, Middlclown. nnd Gaithersburg, and re
lievo tho other towns that havo boen uneasily
awaiting the coming of tho commonweal. It
Is possible that alter reaching RockvIIlo there
will be n lurthiT change of route, the army
going south through the little settlement of
Potomac, near tho Great Falls, and marching
Into ashiugton from tho west by way of tho
conduit road. This would throw tho last
camp outside the city limits at tho Cabin John
Bridge, Instead of Chevy Chose, as Is now in
tended. Browne to-night, in speaking of tho pro
posed camp in the nrscnal grounds, said that
he had concluded tho grounds around tho
foot of tho Washington monument n ould bo
more convenient and appropriate, nnd an
nounced that he would telegraph Col. Red
stone to mako a request for the grounds on
tho Secretary of War.
Mayor Fleming, of Frederick, is preparing
a frosty reception for the army, lie has an
nounced that no public meeting will bo al
lowed unless In a hall, and that there shall bo
no paradu on tho street. Browne says that
be would liko to see tho mayor htop n proces
sion of American citizens with the American
ling at its head.
The Sunday services in Camp Nazareth
were attended by a crowd of ICO persons.
Fifty dollars In all was taken in at the gate.
Browno dotfed his boots and sombrero in
honor of his appearance as a minister aud
put on a suit of store clothes of a clerical
black. His sermon was on his own ideas of
thcosophy, telling where all tbcosophlsts
from the dawn of civilization down to the
present had been wrong except himself, and
giving somo views on reincarnation that
would have boen news to Mine. Blavatzky.
He also had a new interpretation for tho
twenty-llrst chapter of Revelations, pointing
out how St. John must havo had a Wall street
ticker on tho Islo of Patmos to havo seen so
clearly how tho seven-headed beast of Usury
was to take possession of the American peo
ple nnd tear them with tho ten great tusks,
which were tho ten horns of its head. There
was music by tho commonweal choir that was
fully as remarkable as tho sermon. Tho
singers were of mixed race nnd color and
broke down in tho middle, of the last hymn,
a parody on "Marching Through Georgia,"
that ran in part as follows:
Como rail? to our standard, each workingman
And show ttie bloated bondholders wo mean Just
v. hot wo say.
Ono hundred thousand unemployed aro march
ing in array,
Whilo wo are marching on to Washington.
Hurrah, hurrah our day of Jubilee;
Hurrah, hurrah for tho eoumry of tho f ree.
Hurrah, for legal tender, no interest bonds for
We're marching on to Washington.
"Hold the Tort" was also rendered in tho
pamo strain. In tho afternoon another meet
ing was held, at which Bron no lectured on
finance. Tho general onler for tho night
stated that the start would bo mado at 10 a.
in., and the camp named Daniel Boone.
FROM AESTHETIC BOSTON.
Swift Addresses a Largo Audience and
His .Men Take Up Their .March.
Boston, April 22. Seldom has Boston com
mon been tho sceno of such a vast concen
trated gathering as that assembled there this
afternoon to witness tho departure of the Bos
ton delegation of tho unemployed for Wash
ington, where they hopo to" join Coxey's army
and assist in tho appeal to Congress.
Br tho time Morrison Swift stopped on to
tho improvised platform there wero fully
20,000 persons present, and soon after tho
meeting got into workTng order fully 35.000
wcro gathered around the band stand. Tho
crowd vvas.a good natured, hustling ono, nnd
did not seem nt all Impressed with tho oc
casion or to bo in sympathy with the mo o
rncnt, but had como simply to havo nnd
At no tlmo was there any fighting or any
thing that could be called disorderly or riot
ous conduct Morrison Swift, tho leader of
tho movement, wa3 chairman, and opened
the meeting, but not having a very powerful
volco he conld not bo heard at a great dis
tance, and aftpr standing his harangue somo
timo tho crowd began to surgo forward.
Thoso in front of tho speaker wore forcod on
to tho small platform, which succumbed to
the strain and was broken to fragments Tho
speaker was thrown against tho sapling fence
that surrounds the.band stand. Swift then
took his position on tho band stand, which Is
generally forbidden to the speakers on tho
common, and delivered his characteristic
speech, denouncing the wealthy, the monopo
lists, and everybody in peneral that did not
sympathize with tho socialistic platform.
After tho meeting had been In progress
some time and the tactics of the crowd
scorned to bo getting tho upper hand of tho
promoters of It, word was sent to tho polico
headquarters and a platoon of thirty-five men
mado their appearance among tho crowd and
had tho effect of stopping all borso play.
During the meeting Mr. Swift submitted
tho following lotter to bo sent to President
Cleveland, which was adopted by a "yes" that
could cosily havo been heard a mllo away:
"liosTOK, April 3.
"To President Cleveland, Exocutlre illusion,
Washington, 1. C.
"At nrst thought It may seem to the national
authorities that tho simplest wav of dealing
with those penniless, uncmplovcd persons who
aro pressing their way across the country to the
Capitol would be to employ somo form of 'strict
and stern repression.'
This Is tho opinion of the Army and Navy
Register, which calls uKn you to gather !u the
regular army to protect yourself, the Congress
and the national buildings against your less
fortunate lellow-citlieus. Tho custom Is an old
ono of resorting to a liberal uwol bullets to
check tho rising desire of starving persons for
food and work. No republic can allow this cus
tom long and live.
We are sending a delegation to represent tho
unemployed thousands in Now England in these
days of calamity.
o should be sorry to havo our deputation
thrown Into prison or slain by the official edict
while exercising their constitutional liberty to
petitlou The truth Is, before tranquility Is re
stored there will haTo to be a readjustment of
the conditions of wealth. You may not realize
Ihnt the caso U grove. When havo American
citizens starred iu this manner before? Is thero
not wealth enough? bet us not be children In
this matter any longer
Wealth must bo better distributed. This Is no
tlmo to prato about Senatorial dignity. It is tho
timo for tho-so who mako laws to listen to the
commands of those who male them law-makers.
You can endeavor to havo tho peoplo provided
with proper food w hilo In Washington. We ho
remain at homo will await your action at
tentively. MOKKISOSl. bwlFT.
At this point there was a conference be
tween the leaders while ono of them "Was
speaking, and as a result those who havo
enrolled themselves In tho delegation were
told to slip away quietly and meet nt Boxbury
crossing where Major-Gen. ritzgtrald would
meet them, undthen would march to Dedham,
where they Intend to stop to-night.
Tho immenso crowd did not know of what
had been decided ujion and made u break for
Tremont street, where they expected the men
to pass. They waited in vain, as an hour
uftcr tho order was given forty-five men
headed by their leader Fitzgerald nnd carry
ing tho vellowflag, v ere marching towards
LEWELL1.NG OX COXEY.
The Populist Governor's Views on the On
Wichita, Kan., April 22. Governor Lewel
ling,of Kansas, has written for tho Associated
Tress the following state of his views on tho
Coxey movement, designed so for his official
public expression on tho subject:
The Coxey movement is a spontaneous up
rising of tho people. It is more than a reaction;
it is an carnebt aud vigorous protest against tho
injustice aud tyranny of the demonetization of
silt or, has been tho last straw uion the backs of
an overburdened nnd leng suffering people, and
they have taken this method to protest and
to assert their manhood and independence.
Tho meaning of this movement is not compre
hended by the politicians of the old dispensa
tions. It ibowe-insidrinp, and believing ns I do
Iu divine interposition In the affairs of men, I
cannot fall to see on inspiration beyond mere
This body of men are not a mere aggregation of
trauipe. fcorao or tho bett blood and bono Is en
listed, and the wonderful discipline, the patient
fluttering, tho steadiness of purpose, all go to
show that this ghost of tho hungry demon will
not down at tho bid of tho plutocracy, 'lne fol
low era of Peter tho Hermit were a rabble of men,
women, and children. Here wo see a vast array
of untralurd men nil under conscious and willing
d!a Ipline. It Is the marvel of tho times, and
foreshadows a change In the policies of the gov
ernment of this nation.
And what Is more significant, the spirit of the
times will demand fair play and Just treatment
of these men. The person or party that does
them a service in this their right of petition will
go down before a wave of public indignation
which has never been paralleled. Here in Kan
sas the people should bold public meetings and
petition Congress to afford the Industrials food
nnd shelter and give a patient ear to their dt
mands. If this is really a government of thn
lieople, shall Congress not at least give ear to
suha mighty force? Theso men areanormy
of tramps and vagabonds. They are none the
less representative in character, and If the gov
ernment has forced the people Into pauperism
and vngobondnge it Is still tho people who shall
rule, and thus tho voice of vagabondnge, repre
senting the majority, must and shall be heard.
HUT FEW OF THEM.
Jones and His Commonwealers Reach His
toric Baltimore Chilly Itcccption.
BiLTiJionE, Md., April 22. Mr. Jones' wing
of Coxey's' commonweal army, nineteen
strong, in command of Division Marshal
Clinton, marched into Orangeville, a small
villago a quarter of a mile from Baltimore, at
5 o'clock this astcrnoon with a great hurrah,
and went into camp. A colored man by tho
name of Nathau Diggs lives on tho placo, and
be checrlully gave the division thouseof the
spacious lawn, barn, and wagon shed, which
was called Camp Diggs. Tor awhilo it looked
as though they would havo to go back into
the country for a temporary home.
Several persons gave them the cold shoul
der as they drew near tho city. It was tho
first frosty reception tho boys received since
they crossed the Maryland line above Elkton,
and ". put a heavy damper on their en
thusiasm. Every road that led into Baltimore from
Philadelphia was lined with ieop!e, eager to
get u glimpse of tho soldiers. Fully thirty
bicycles and scores of youug men and women
in carriages were out as far as Back Riv er to
meet tho brigade. When It became known
that they were coming in on tho Philadelphia
road great crowds of people flocked to Herring
llun and cheered the men all tho way into
camp. Three recruits joined to-night, and
efforts to recruit hero will bo active to-morrow
and as long us they remain.
Preparing for Coxey.
At tho close of the citizens' mass-meeting
Saturday evening tho committee "on public
comfort," which had been appointed at tho
larger meeting, mot and formally organized.
Thoy are charged with the duty of obtaining
food and shelter for the organized bands of
tho unemployed, known as the "army of tho
commonweal," now marching toward tho
Capitol. After electing officers and adding to
their number the names of flvo new members,
as instructed, thu committee, udjourned, to
meet again on Monday at 12.30 p. m. in
liecbabito hall, corner of Pennsylvania nv
enuo and Tour-and-a-half street, when a
definite plan of action will bo formulated and
tho practical work begun. The entire com
mittco "on public comfort" Is composed as
J. A. DoWitt. chalrmon; A. Tregma. secre
tary; Sidney Maltbv, treasurer; George A.
Cook, William H. McCann. P. J. Whito. ex
Congressman Wise. Azro Golf, Mrs. lion.
John Davis, Itcv. Alexander Kent, Willard F.
Hobbs. Mrs. G. M. Belt. George J. E Mayer,
Mrs. Clara B. Coleby, Capt. Primroso. Mrs.
Susan B. Woodward, Mrs. Sidney Maltby,
Mrs. A. Treglna.
.Murdered in .Mobile.
Mobile, Ala., April 22. Early this morn
ing Victor Ducournau, proprietor of a now
variety hall and saloon, was stabbed and in
stantly killed by an employe. The murderer's
real namo Is supposed to be A. B. Fickler.
Pickler came hero about threo weeks ago
from Dallas. Tex., bringing with him Lavlno
Chaulcr, who gives her homo as Honey
Grove, Tex. He secured employment for her
nnd himself at tho new variety hall. About 3
olclock thl3 morning tho murderer attacked
tho woman with a knife. Ducournau went to
her assistance. The woman is still living.
A Tempestuous Passage.
Philadelphia, Pa., April 22. Tho Ameri
can bark S. R. Bcarse, Capt. Thcstrup, ar
rived here this morning, twenty-three days
from Cienfdegos, Cuba, with 5,800 bags of
sugar, completing what her skipper pro
nounces to havo been the most tempestuous
passage he has experienced for years.
Resuming Work at Trenton.
Tekstos, N. J., April 22. The long lock
out In the potteries owing to tho cut In piece
price wage lists is nearing settlement on the
basis of a day wage system. Two potteries
have adopted the new scheme with satisfac
tory results. Some 5,000 men are concerned.
ATHENS STILL TREMBLING
Earthquake Shocks in Greece Recur
in Intermittent Periods.
THE WALLS BURY WORSHirERS
King George and His Minister Bopair to the
Scenes of Disaster Belief Measures for
the Unfortunate -Shocks Felt by Tele
graphers Sending Oat Their Dispatches.
Athens, April 22. Tho earthquake shocks
that began at about 7.30 o'clock Friday night
continued with more or less frequency until
All last night tho oscillation of tho earth
was noticeable, and tho people of this city
were in a stato of semi-panic
Thousands of persons spent the whole night
In tho stroots, dreading that should they
enter their houses a more eovere shock might
bring tho buildings down upon them. Tele
graphic communication with many parts of
tho country Is badly interrupted, and it is im
possible to get news from somo of tho towns
thnt must have been nffected by tho shocks.
This uncertainty has given rise to many
rumors regarding tho loss of life, somo of tho
estimates placing it at a very high number.
That it Is largo tlioro is no doubt.
All tho dispatches from tho provinces add
to the number of killed nnd injured, and
greatly swells tho account or tho damage to
In throe villages alone, Malcsina, Proskina,
nnd Martlno, all in the province of Locris,
12'J persons wero killed.
Tho mayor of Larymni telegraphs that a
heavy shock occurred at Proskina whilo
vesper services wero being held in tho parish
church, which was quite an old but very
substantial edifice. Tho walls of tho church
fell, burying all tho worshipers in the ruins.
Tho residents of tho village were terror
stricken at tho violence of tho seismic dis
turbance, and somo little time elapsed beforo
they recovered enough prcsenco of mind to
attempt to remove those covered with tho
debris of tho church. Finally, however, a forco
was organized and the work of rescue began.
Hardly a person in the church escaped with
out injury. Thirty werotaken out dead nmld
waiting and sobbing of their friends and
Houses were thrown down in other parts
of the village, and the money loss Is great.
Some of tho villagers are practically ruined.
At Maleslna bouses tottered nnd fell as
though built of cardboard. Hundreds of
their occupants were caught beforo they had
time to do more than attempt to escape. In
this littlo villago sixty persons wero ' killed,
some of tho liodics being crushed out of all
gemblanco to humanity. In some cases entlra
families, fathers, mothers, and children, were
taken out of the ruins dead.
At Martlno tbirty-nlno persons were killed.
Here, as at Proskina, tho parish church was
tho scene of the greatest number of fatalities,
tho walls of tho structure being thrown from
their foundations and toppled upon the wor-shlin-rs.
Tha others who lest their lives
were killed by falling wulls of houses
It would bo almost impossible to describe
the sceno In theso villages. The people ap
pear to be 6tunned by the severity of the blow
that has fallen upon them, and many of them
aro completely apathetic Others who havo
lost loved ones aro nearly crazed with grief,
and many heart-rendlnc scenes havo been
witnessed as tho dead were tenderly removed-)
irom tne masses oi wreckage mat once repre
sented dwelling houses and places of worship.
In the vicinity of Athens tho fatalities were
less numerous, but the damage to property
was Immense The oHlcesof tho Austrian
Lloyd nnd other steamship companies wero
Tho church of St. Ellas, on Castalla Hill,'
between the Piraeus and Phalcrura. has been
racked beyond repair, and in tottering to its
fall the domes, walls, and moslacs of tho fa
mous Byzantino church of Daphne aro Terv
seriously injured. King George, In tho royal
yacht, will start to-night for the districts that
havo been devastated by the shocks. Ho will
accompanied by the minister of interior and
other officials, and they will decide what is to
lo done to elevate the distress among tho
Tho reports show that many of tho deaths
occurred in the churches. Lr.st week was
Passion week in the Greek Church and relig
ious services were held every day and even
ing. The services wero very largely attended,
nnd several churches falling inn measure
accounts for tho large lo- of life. A major
ity of the victims wero women and children.
The government will bo eomiol!ed to adopt
extraordinary measures to help tho poor in
the districts affected. Steps to this end hnvo
already been taken, nnd the stato authorities
aro giving quick respouso to tho calls that aro
being made upon them.
The total number of deaths thus far re
ported is 100, but there is scarcely any ques
tion that this number will bo augmented
when tho more remote villages are heard
As this dispatch was lieing sent from Athens
a sharp shock was felt that for a timo caused
consternation among everybody in tho tele
It Was a Canard.
Kansas Citt, Mo., April 22. The Associated
Press correspondent at Arkansas City, Kan.,
who was sent to Oklahoma to secure tho facts
In the alleged encounter between the United
States marshals and the Dalton gang, has re
turned to the city, and his reports shows that
tho stories of tho wholesalo killing were un
true, und that tho Dalton gang was not m the
Fishing Tns Captured.
Do-kibk, N. Y., April 22. Tho fishing tug
Grace, of Dunkirk, commanded by Capt.
Ilclwlg, was seized by tho Canadian authori
ties oil Port Colburne, together with over
3,000 feet of net. Five other Dunkirk tugs
escaped back to American waters. The cap
tain and crew were held with the boat and
tho owners In Dunkirk were notified.
Elopes vtith n Hector.
GuTimiE, O. T., April 22. Edwin C. With
crell, rector of tho Episcopal church at Still
water, has eloped with Mrs. Anna Stevens.
He leaves ponullcss his wifo aud bab", who
'are now at the homo of Bishop Brooke in this
city. Mrs. Stevens deserts a kind husband.
It is thought that she went to Kansas City.
Witherell is about 27 years old and handsome.
Ills Accounts Short.
Tbextojt, N. J., April 22. Ex-Jadge Lan
ning, as special master, has filed a report
showing E. F. Church, receiver of the Tren
ton Woolen Company, to be short S14.000, of
which amount 56,000 is due tho First National
bank of Trenton. Church was until recently
a prominent local official of South Orange.
Stranded at Wilmington.
Wilmisotox, Ohio, April 22. Col. Galvin,
of Fryo's industrial army, with 210' common
wealers, is stranded here, the railway com
pany refusing to carry them further. Tho
regiment is in camp at the fair grounds.
Crimes and Casualties.
Nashville, Tenn, April 2i In Macon county
the residenco of Z. Keene was totally destroyed
by fire. One daughter perished In the names,
aud tho father, mother, son, and another
daughter wero badly burned.
Nyack.N. I"., April 2i Hugo Willis, a notori
ous burglar, whose homo has been at West
Nyack for o few years past, wos shot In the head
while coming out of a window.
Asiilakd, Pa,, April 2i The St. Nicholas mine,
at this place, which is owned and operated by
tho Heading Company, has been on tire, since
early this lire, and is still raging fiercely. All
the mules In the mine hove been brought to the
surface, and preparations are being made to
extinguish the flro by diverting a creek from
its bed Into the workings, thus flooding tho
ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OPINION.
Tho Great Northern Strike as It Affects
the Transportation of the Malls.
St. Paul, Minn., April 22. In tho Great
Northern strike ono of tho chief points of
trouble has boen over what constitutes a mail
train, and tho Associated Press reportor to
night called on Superintendent Neilson, oftho
United States mail service, and found ho had
received tho following opinion from tho At
W'ASnixcrov, D. C, April 21, 1S9L
Tho Postmaster General:
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge tho re
ceipt of your communication of to-day, relating
to the stoppago of passenger trains earring the
mails on the Great Northern railroad. The sta
utes of the UnitodMatcs aro that every rail
road carrying the malls shall carry on overy
train, which may run over Its route, all
mailable matter directed to be carried there
on, with a person in charge of the same.
The statute also mokes It an olfense for
anyperson to knowingly and w illfully to obstruct
or retard the passage of malls. It has been de
cided by the courts, and in my opi jlon is clearly
the law, that under these provisions of the stat
utes it is an ollenso for ony person knowingly
aud wlllf utly to obstruct or retard the passage of
n train carrying tho mails,aud that itls no excuse
that such person Is willing that tho mall car
bo detached and run separately. He Is
bound to pennit tho mails to bo carried in the
usual and ordinary way, such as is contem
plated brftho act of Congress and directed
by the Postmaster CeneraL It would seem, from
your statement, that the persons who havo en
tered Into tho combination to which you refer
have brought themselves within the further pro
visions of tho statutes of the United States,
which declare that If two or more persons con
spire to commit an ollenso Against tho Vnltod
Slates and ono or more of such parties do any
act to effect tho object of the conspiracy, all par
ties to the conspiracy shall bo liable to a penalty
of not less thau il,0CO and nut more than SIOaX),
ond to Imprisonment of not moro thau two
years. Lawrence Maxwell, Jr.,
Acting Attorney General.
On receipt of this opinion Mr. Neilson sub
mitted a copy to President Debs, of the Amer
ican Railway Union, tho receipt of which was
promptly acknowledged by that gentleman,
who stated that he could issue no instruction
to tho men oxplaining tho matter, and ho
would mako every effort In his power to havo
tho men pay due attention to the law.
No Change at St. Paul.
St. Taul, Minn., April 22. Locally there Is
little chango in tho Great Northern strike sit
uation. United States Marshal Bedo reached
here to-day from Willmar, having got away
from the mob there during tho night, and will
start out again to-morrow with an additional
forco of deputies. Ho says ho will swear in
between SCO and 400 of them if necessary to
movo tho mall trains.
In tho matter of proposed conference with
tho strikers nothing bos developed further.
Tho company will hear from its dissatisfied
employes, but only in person, the union
leaders not being recognized until tho em
ployes havo designated them as their repre
sentatives. THREE THOUSAND OUT.
Italian Street Cleaners Want .More -Money
for Their Work in Philadelphia.
PniLALELritu, Pa., April 22. Threo thou
sand Italian street cleaners went out on a
strike at midnight to-night, Tho troablo
arises through a demand tor an increase of
wages. The men havo been working ten
hours a day, at tho rate of ten cents an hour,
and they demand tho samo hours for work
nnd fifteen cents an hour pay. Tha
strikers aro members of the Italian Assembly
of the Knights of Labor, branch No. 329, and
aro receiving considerable co-operation from
sweepers outside tho organization.
Tho strike was determined upon at meet
ings held to-night, nlthough tho preliminaries
havo been taking shape for several days.
Filteen committees of strikers, each com
mitteo comprising twenty men, wero ap
pointed last nigbt for tho purjioso of intimi
dating the non-union sweepers. It was in
timated that even vlolcncg,would bo used to
rreventtho"'scatn"--from working. .About
100 of tho strikers paraded the streets to
night, and wero nrmed with lead plpo and
similar weapons. Their intent was to meet
with "scabs," but none of theo showed them
selves, and no damage was done.
Killed the New York Agitator.,
New Youk, April 22. A special to tho
World from Blueflelds, W. Va., says: Patrick
O'Brien, who enmo here with other ngitators
from Ohio nnd Pennsylvania to try to induce
tho 25.000 miners of tho Flat Top region of
West Virginia to join the gn-nt coal miners'
strike, was killed to-day at Turkey Ridge. He
had finished an nddress to the mino workers,
composed moctly of negroes and foreigners,
In which ho urged them to demand lictter pay
from the mine owners.
A foreigner nuiued Ilansenl sprang upon a
box aud addressed his countrymen.
"This man," ho said, "would deprive your
families of bread, when there is nothing to be
gained by striking."
Hanseni's remarks wero interpreted to
O'Brien in Thomas McBrido's saloon. O'Brien
remonstrated with Hansen!, who drew a knife
and stabbed him.
Sunday Teachers' Club.
Tho first meeting of tho District of Colum
bia Sunday Teachers' Club, a branch of the
American Society of Religious Education,
will bo held Wednesday evening" of this week,
the 2Jth instant, at 7.15 o'clock, Iu the Tirst
Congregational church. Itcv. Dr. J. E. Giltcrt,
tho general secretary of tho socitty, will bo
present and explain the work, detailing the
undergraduate course of two years and of the
postgraduate course, which may bo niiide of
nnyilesirod length. All Suiidayschool teach
ers and all who contemplate becoming teach
ers are invited to bo rrosent. The club now
numbers alout seventy-five, nnd It is hoped
that tho membership may bo increased to
.Meeting of Telegraphers.
At a meeting of the telegraphers of Wash
ington, held at tho Western Union building,
Sundny, April 22. William H. Young was
elected chairman and J. B. Austin secretary
The chair explained tLat tho object of the
meeting was lo take suitable action in regard
to the deaths of Andrew G. Johnson and Ed
ward J. McCristal. A committee, consisting
of Mrs. J. H. Church, Taul D. Connor, and
fleorgo L. Diven. was appointed and re
ported resolutlonsof condolence on tho death
of associates A. G. Johnson and E. J. Mc
Cristal. Tho resolutions were unanimously
McKcndrcc Church Anniversary.
Tho forty-ninth anniversary of the Mc
Kendreo Methodist Episcopal church, on
Massachusetts avenue, between Ninth and
Tenth streets northwest, was celebrated yes
terday with considerable pomp and ceremony.
In the morning Dr. Jot-n II. Dastiiell spoko
and a love-feast followed in the afternoon,
nnd in tho evening tho congregation was ad
dressed by ono of tho former presiding elders
of tho city. Speciul musio was rendered by
tho church choir.
After Tvv cnty-thrcc Years.
Justico A. E. Lease, of Hastain, Mo., has
just received a letter from a son whom he has
believed to bo dead for twenty-three years.
Tho boy is living in Scotland, County, Mo.,
i married, and has children. He quarreled
with his father beforo ho left, and it was only
on tho solicitation of his wife that ho con
sented to let his whereabouts b6 known.
Tred Hnuer, a baker, living at 327 Tenth
street southwest, fell from an Avenue cablo
ear yesterday afternoon, receiving internal
injuries and spraining his left wrist. Ho was
taken to tho Emergency hospital, where his
injuries wero treated by Dr. Johnson.
Oscar DnlrOD. an Arabian huckster, living
at 923 C street northwest, received u serious
contusion of tho left shoulder by a fall on tho
sidewalk Satunlay night, and had it ban
daged up yesterday by Dr. Bell at tho Emer
Daniel C. Frizcllo, a clerk in tho labor bu
reau, was thrown from his buggy near tho
corner of Seventh and T streets northwest
about 7 o'clock Saturday night and received
serious injuries about the head. He was
taken to Frecdman's hospital for treatment,
and afterward removed to his homo at 602 II
THEIR FIRST DAY'S MARCH
Kclley Greeted Bv Thousands of
CHEEKED BY THE MULTITUDES
Bo Scenes of Disorder Among the Banks of
the Army Will Move Steadily On to Dei
Moines on Foot Tho Weather Good for
Traveling Other Eelley News.
Keola. Iowa, April 22. Kolloy and hi3 in
dustrial army ended their first day's march
from Council Bluffs hero at G o'clock this even
ing, and immediately went Into camp in a
grove ju3t east of tho town. Tho entry Into
Neola was a triumphant march. Almost overy
man, women nnd child of tho 10,000 inhabi
tants went out to greet the army. Flags wero
borne and cheers wcro lusty as the 1,800
tramped through tho town to tho more or less
musical strains of two country bands. Tho
stores and vacant buildings of this place were
thrown wido opon, and the weary men were
offered all available shelter.
Tho start from Camp Weston was made at
8 o'clock. Hundreds of people had gone out
from Council Bluffs and Omaha to seo tho
beginning of tho long overland journey, and
a dozen wagons, heavny laden with provis
ions,, awaited tho moving of tho column. As
soon as breakfast was over and tho blankets
wero strapped the companies fell into line,
and in step with tho energetic thumping of a
bass drummer, tramped down the hill upon
which tho camp was situated, and the march
to Washington was begun.
Tho day was a perfect ono and rapid timo
was mado along tho smooth, well-beaten
roads. From ov ery farm house llags wero Hy
ing, and at every cross-road lines of gaily
decorated wagons and carriages awaited
the coming of tho army. Tho littlo town of
Underwood was reached about noon, and a
sumptlous repast was served by tho enthu
siastic villagers. When tho meal was over and
tho Impromptu speeches done tho march was
resumed, amid tho energetio cheers of tho
crowd that was gathered. On every band tho
deepest sympathy for Kclley and his men was
expressed, nnd farmers and townsmen wero
eager to supply tho wants of tho common
wealers. Xeola is with Kclley to a man, and
tho condemnation of tho action of tho rail
roads in refusing transportation hero Is as
violent here ns at Council Bluffs and Omaha.
As an ironical expression of the feeling re
garding the calling out of tho Iowa militia
tho citizens here formed a company of tho
little bojs and girls to greet tho advent of the
army, thn badges and banners of the Infantile
brigade bearing tho inscription "Neola
militia." Throughout the day there was no
scene of disturbance or disorder, and the
plan of seizing a train has been abandoned.
Tho railroads entering Council Bluffs will
not, however, run trains iu this vicinity until
tho army is well off their routes.
To-morrow the commonwealers will movo
to Av oca, eighteen miles away, and If promises
made to-day are fulfilled, 150 wagons will bo
provided for their transportation. '
Gen. Kelley said to-night that whether the
men ride or walk they will movo steadily
forward for Des Moines.
The Utah Delegation.
Salt Lake Citt, Utah, April 22. Tho so
called industrials had another meeting to
night. About COO members are now enrolled.
A few business men have called a meeting
for Monday for tho purpose of devising
means to assist the Industrials in getting our
of the city.
liaising Kclley Recruits.
BicnMOXD, Ind., April 22. J. H. Swift, an
advance ngent for tho industrials, is hero to
raiso recruits for Kelley's army. Ho expocU
to havo 200 men in two days.
FOR YOUNG REPUBLICANS.
Plans for a New Political Club Discussed
Tho Young Men's Republican League of tho
District of Columbia is a thing of the near fu
ture. An enthusiastic preparatory meeting
was held at tho Loyal Legion hall yesterday
afternoon. Plans were discussed, temporary
officers and committees were appointed, and
arrangemeats wero mado for permanent or
ganization as soon as it can be effected.
A meeting will bo held next Sunday after
noon nt 3 o'clock at the liall,-419 Tenth street
northwest, to which all Republicans aro in
vited, nnd at which it is hoped thero will bo
an nttendanco of all interested in the club.
Tho membership roll will be opened for signa
tures, nnd further plans will be canvassed.
At tho meeting vesterday Mr. John M.
Depooai was unanimously chosen temporary
chairman. He stated tho object of the pro
posed organization m a few words and sug
gested that ho bo authorized to appoint a
coTimltteo on organization. This was done,
and tho commltteo which will report next
Sunday is ns follows: Page, Wike. Bursley,
Smith, und Deponai, chairman ex-ofiiclo.
Killed By a Cj clone.
SraMEEVTLLE. Mo., April 22. Tho recent
cycloco mado tho news moro serious than
first reported. Tho town Itself wa3 not in
jured very much, but in tho country the dam
age was great. Mrs. Val Keel and threo chil
dren, her hired girl, and hired man. named
Matsingcr, were killed. Five dwellings and
many other buildings wore blown sway and a
larco number of peoplo moro or less injured,
some, It i" thought, fatally.
Tho dnmage to houses, crops, and fencing
amounts to thousands of dollsrs. The houses
destroj ed belouged to Val Keel, John McCas
kill, i'rank Parrott. William Dyer, and
George Kirkman. Summcrvillo is in a re
mote region, making it nearly impossible to
get news from thero quickly.
.Mrs. .McKinlcv III.
Castox, Ohio, April 22. Tho illness of Mrs.
Governor McKlnley at Columbus occasioned
some disappointment hero to-day. Thi3 is
tho cigbty-flfth birthday of the Governor's
mother, and was to havo been celebrated by
the one of tho reunions characteristic of tho
McKlnley family. But tho Governor remained
with his wifo at Columbus, and only his
brotherj Abner, who came on from New York
vesterday, was with tho family to-day. Mrs.
McKlnley. sr., 13 suffering from tno after
effects of Ligrlppe. but is not dangerously ill.
Sho is remarkably well-preserved for ono of
Hydrophobia for Two Years.
Sax Axtoxio, Texas, April 22. Two years
ago Tred. Ham, a well-known young man of
Cuoro.wns bitten by a abid dog. Ho exper
ienced but littlo pain from tho wound at tho
time and it healed and had been almost forgot
ten until a few days ago, when he began to
show symtoms of hydrophobia. Ho grew
worse rapidly, and was soon raving and
snapping atthose around him. Hodieilyes
terady. Nolan Captured at Last. ED
Piseville, Ky., April 22. Tho man "How
ard" Nolan, captured at Vancouver, Washing
ton, on Friday, and said to bo vyantod at this
place lor murder, is thought to bo John H.
Nolan, of this county, who killed two men
near Harlan courthouse about three weeks
ago. and who was arrested, but later on
jumped bis bond. Nolan belongs to a promi
nent family in Harlan county and is yet quite
a young man.
Shot Him In the Eve.
Caxdes, N. J., April 22. John Nash, of Dll
Kalgn avenue, was shot through tho left eyo
and brain to-day by Edward Willis,' of Bax
ter street, this city. Nash will die.!
Willis has been arrested and is said to have
made a partial confession.
THREE NEGROES LYNCHED,
Thrown Off a Bridgo with Ropes Around
St. Louis, Mo., April 22. A special to tho
Republic from Birmingham, Ala., says: At
Tuscumbla, nt midnight last night, Tom
Black, John Willis and Toney Johnson, all
negroes, wero lynched. About a week ago
these men were arrested for burning tho
barns of Claud King. Lato last night a
masked mob of 200 men west to tho jail and
called tho Jailer out on tho urttext that they
had a prisoner. When ho came out they
took him in hand and carried him some dis
They then entered tha place, forcibly tak
ing tho keys from tho jailor's wife, and, enter
ing tho ceils, took tho three Incendiaries and
led them to the Tennessee river bridge. Ropes
were placed about each of their necks and
with tho end tied to tho bridge timbers! they
were compelled to jump off. The fall broko
their necks, and tho bodies, after being filled
with bullets, were left dungling where they
huns. Tho lynching was done so quietly that
littlo was known of it until this morning.
A number of barn3havo been burned in Col
bourn county recently and tho evidence points
strongly to the three men who hanged.
WALTER L. BRAGG KILLED.
The Son of the Late Interstate Commis
sioner Almost .Murdered Also.
Moxtpojiebt, Ala., April 22. A deplorable
tragedy hero to-day resulted in tho death of
one young man, and probably the fatal
wounding of another. Walter L. Bragg, son
or tho lato Interstate commerce commissioner,
and Dr. Jesse Naftel had a misunderstanding
Saturday night at the theator. where Senator
Morgan spoke. They did not know each
other, but had seats closo together. Naftel
claimed that Bragg was obstructing his view
of tho stago and speaker. Ho finally said to
"A gentleman will not act that way."
Bragg then gave bis name and asked Naf
tcl's In return, with the statement that the
matter would bo settled afterwards.
To-day Bragg went into tho drug storo
where Naftel's offlco was kept and asked Naf
tel aside. Tbey went to the rear, where a
partition separated tho store Into two parts.
Thoso in front heard no conversation, and
tho first they knew of tho difficulty came
with tho sound of rapid firing. Who llred
first or what was said is not known. Bragg
was wounded fatally In tha abdomen, and
died in an hour. Naftel wot wounded in two
or tbreo places, but not seriously, except
where a pistol ball struck him square bo
tween tho eyes on top of tho bridgo of tho
Bragg vras an attorney of decided ability
nnd bade fair to make a reputation. Ha was
about 27 v ears of ago aud unmarried. His
remains were taken to tho residenco of his
brother-in-law. Paul W. Smith, where tho
funeral will occur to-morrow.
Naftel is about SO years old. Ha ha3 re
cently moved to this city from the country to
practico medicine. His stnnding In medical
circles is good. He has a wife and two chB
dren. CLEVELAND TO THE CLUBS.
The President Writes a Letter nnd Incloses
President Cleveland has forwarded the fol
lowing letter to Hon. Chaunccy F. Black,
president of the National Association f Dem
"Executive Maxsiox, Washington, D. C, April,
Hon. CnAO'CEY F. Black, President, etc.
Mv Deaii Sib 1 hove carefully read the com
munication you lately placed In my hands, set
ting forth the future purposes and present needs
of the National Association of Democratic Clubs.
The achievements of thU organization should
bo familiar to oil who are Interested In the con
tinuation of Democratic supremacy, and should
enlist the encouragement of those whoopprccioto
the importance of an effective dissemination of
Your association has done much by way of
educating our people touching the particular
subjects which aro recognized as belonging to the
Democratic faith; but it seems to me that Its
best service has been an enforcement ond
demonstration of the truth that our party is
best organized and most powerful when it
strives for principles instead of spoils, nnd that
it quickly responds to the stimulus Supplied by
on enlistment in the people's cause.
This acknowledgment of the important serv
ices rendered to tho advancement of true
Democracy suggests that tho National Associa
tions of Democratic Clubs and every other
Democratic agencT should labor unceasingly
nnd earnestly to save our party, in thi time of
its power and responsibility, from the degrada
tion ond disgrace of a failure to redeem the
pledges upon which our fellow-countrymen in
trusted us with the control of this government.
All who are charged on behair of the Demo
cratic party with the redemption of theso
pledges shculd now be impressively reminded
that, as wo won our way to victory under the
banner of tariff reform, so cur iusistance upon
that principle Is the condition of our retention
of the people's trust, and that f eilty to party
organization demands the subordination of In
dividual advantages ond wishes and tho put
ting aside of petty and Ignoblo Jealousies and
Meterings when rarty prlnclples"ond party In
tegrity and party existence aro at state.
I cheerfully inclose o contribution to the funds
necessary to carry on the good v ork of your or
ganization, with a hearty wish for Its continued
success and usefulness
ours, very truly, Gbovek Clevelaxdi
IMAGINES HIKSELF PRESIDENT.
Joseph J. Gantz Wants to Sit In the White
An aged nnd gray-haired white man walked
into tic Whito House grounds a littlo after
noon yesterday, carrying an arm chair and a
Bible. His actions wero peculiarly strange.
When accc-ted by tho guard ho replied:
"I havo been elected President and am go
ing to tako my seat. You see I havo brought
my own chair with m". I havo also brought
my prayer book, as I was afraid I would not
find any in tho Whito House now,"
This was tho story of his errand, and tho
guard sized him up as being crazy.
A patrol wagon was summoned, nnd ho was
taken to tho Tnird precinct police station and
Ho said that he hod just arrived from his
homo in Philadelphia, and gave his namo as
Joseph J. Gantz.
He will remain in tho station until this
morning, when he will receive u medical ex
amination as to his sanity.
Tvv civ o Years on a Postal.
Emerson & Co., Chicago commission mer
chants, received on Friday a postal-card order
from Tuscola. 111., for a supply of black
berries. They wero mystified nt tho unsca
sonableness of tho order until it was discov
ered that tho postmark bore date of August
15, 1SS2, and that tho card had been twelve
years in transit from Tuscola. Tho sender of
tho card, J. C. Russell, moved from Tuscola
years ago, and later committed suicide at Han
Buried in the Potter's ricld.
The drowned man who was found In tho
eastern branch of tho Totomao Saturday
nigbt was buried yesterday in the Potter's
field. Tho hasto in the matter was on ac
count of tho badly decomposed condition of
tho body. He was found to bo a colored man
instead of a whito man, as was at first sup
Jerry Simpson Worse.
Representative Jerry Simpson's illness took
an unfavorable turn 'yesterday evening, his
condition being complicated by tho return of
an old kidney trouble At 10 o'clock, how
over, ho was resting quietly, with a fair pros
pect of a comfortable night.
Commissioner' Lamoreux, of the General
Land Office, has rendered a decision denying
tho light of tho Gulf and Ship Island rail
road, in Mississippi, to mako selections of
laud under the act of June 22, 1874.
Gambling Houses to Close.
Denver. Colo., April 22. In obedience to
tho order issued by thej new flro and polico
board, all gambling: hr uses' in this city will
bo closed at noon to-mcrrow.
SHATTERED ON THE ROCKS
A Pacific Coast Steamer Goes to the
LIVES LOST YET UNKNOWN
A Dangerous Place in the Sea Wrecks a Vei
sel Near Monterey Four Bodies Have
Seen Recovered Story of the Besetted.
The Captain in a Critical Condition.
Moxtebet, Cal, April 22. The Paciflo
Coast Steamship Company's steamerj Los
Angeles, bound north from Newport, CaL,
and way ports to San Francisco, ran on tha
rocks at Point Sun lighthouse, thirty miles
south of Monterey, between 9 and 10 o'clock
last night. The steamer sank within a few
minutes, and the passengers and crew took to
Threo boat loads reached shoro at Point
Sur light and the nows of the disaster was
brought here by messenger to-day. Two
other boat loads and raft containing other
passengers and members of tho crew wero
met and rescued by tho steamer Eureka this
evening. Trom thoso who arrived on tha
Eureka it was learned that the captain, who
had retired, had given orders to havo tha
third mate call him when a certain number of
revolutions of the wheel had occurred. Tho
mate failed to do so, and the steamer went
upon tho rocks at 9.15 p. m. and in ten min
utes she sank.
The captain ordered out tho four boats tha
instant she struck, and a raft of two float3
containing fifty men succeeded In reaching
shore. Two other3 and a rait kept out to sea.
Chief Engineer Wallace, In charge of ono of
tho boats, saw the steamer Eureka and suc
ceeded in netting within hailing distanco.
The latter lay to and sent out two boats to
search for the other r1?. They soon found
tho raft with seven persons aboard, whom
they rescued, and thl3 morning picked up tha
other boat containing seventeen persons.
They sent word to those on shore and offered
to tako them aboard the steamer, but, owing
to the roughness of the surf, they failed to
Four dead bodies have been recovered, and
Capt. H. D. Leland, of the Los Angeles, was
reported to b la a critical condition by his
brother, Capt. James Leland, of the Eureka.
All of the ladles and children wero saved and
brought here on tho Eureka. Tho Los Ange
les was a very old vessel of not quite 300 tons,
and for some time had not been rated as first
class. The rocks at Toint Sur, which are a cluster
of ugly spurs about a mllo from the shore,
havlug long been a menace to navigation on
the southern route. In 1695 the Ventura, a
handsome steamer, which was at onetime tha
larccst vessel in tho service of the Paciflo
Coast Steamship Company, was lost on thesa
rocks. The steamer Eureka, which rescued
the survivors thi3 morning, also struck the
rocks several years ago, shattering her stem
and barely escaping destruction. The steamer
Los Angeles struck tho rocks once before,
but without serious Injury.
The location of the rock i3 peculiarly dan
gerous, because it is very near tha point
where steamers from tho south chango their
course in entering Monterey bay. Tho pilot
who bears eastward to enter tho bay a bit too
soon Is almost certain to h sng his vessel upon
The steamer was due In San Francisco to
day. Her passengers and crew numbered
about seventy. Owing to tho almost inac
cessible point at which she wa3 wrecked tho
names of those lost have not been learned
here a3 yet.
RACE VfAR THREATENED.
Two Persons Killed and More Trouble
Feared Between tho Citizens.
Tallclah, La., April 22. A race war is on
in this section of Madison parish. So far
ono whito man and ono negro have been
killed, ono white man badly beaten, and
thirteen negroes are now in captivity, charged
Fridav Charles J. MacFarland.the manager
of tho Dancy place, had a difficulty with a
negro tenant, in which MaeFarland was
beaten. Friday evening a rosso started in
pursuit of tho negro, who had fled. Mae
Farland and a man named Boyce started
ahead, and when they were crossing tho
Brushy bayou they were fired upon from am
bush. " Boyco was instantly killed.
Maerarfand escaped .unhurt to the woods,
where ho remained until to-day. As soon as
tho fact was mado known Sheriff McCIellan
with a posse went to the scene.
Tho negroes were located in tho woods
last night about a quarter mile from the kill
ing. Tho sheriff captured Harris Williams.
Just as ho got to tho edge of tho woods Wil
liams mado an effort to escape. The depu
ties llred on him and killed him. Three
moro negroes were captured and lodged in
ESCAPED FROM THE BEARS.
rarquar 'Was Not Eaten By Them, but
Lives to Tell of His Hunt.
CnnTESSE, Wyo., April 22. A letter has
been received from Albert L. Farquar, who
wo3 reported to havo been eaten up by bears
in tho Big Horn basin. He states that ho was
on his way from Bismarck, N. D., when he
was attacked by seven bears in tho Big Horn
basin at the placo where his horso and wear
ing apparel were found.
He shot four of tho bears, but was com
pelled to swim tho river to escape from tha
threo remaining. Ho said ho was afraid to
return to this 6pot for hU gun and clothing.
Here is a Foreign Suggestion.
Losdos, April 23. The Times this momlnK
says that tho news of tho gigantic coal strike
and tho march of tho industrial armies in
America again shakes tho Idea that America
is tho workman's paradise. Tha paper pro
ceeds to suggest that tho parties to tho strlko
confer together and effect a compromise, as
was done In the great coal strike hero, in
order to save enormous financial loss and in
Suspicious .lien Arrested.
About 12.S0 o'clock this morning Officers
Herndon and Brown attempted to arrest four
men who were engaged in an affray on
Seventh street near tho Center Market. Tho
men turned upon the officers, who wero
obliged to call upon some citizens to help
tako tho men to tha station. Tho men gave
their names as Fred Watson, J. M. Thomson,
Charles Brown and William Brown. They
nro supposed to bo crooks wanted on other
Saved from Drowning.
Mr. Slater and Mr. Sullivan wero out driv
ing in a buggy near Bladensburg about 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon and attempted to
ford the eastern branch. Tho current was
too strong and tho buggy was overturned,
and they were carried down tho stream about
fifty yards. Dr. Pearson happened to be
driving by nt tho time, nnd by means of a
rope both men and the horse wero rescued.
A Match Arranged.
EicmiosB, Ind., April 22. George Boyce,
of this city, light-weight champion of Indiana,
and Charles Slusher, of Louisville, light
weight champion of Kentucky, havo been
matched to light In May for a purso of 81,000
at 131 pounds. Slusher is tho man who
whipped Yokes In Kentucky recently. His
backers think him a world reeord-broaker.
Boyco also has a good records The flgbt will
be near Cincinnati.
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