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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
VOL. 1. NO. 3S.
WASHrNGTON, D. C, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 24, 1894.
REDSTONE JOINS THE ARMY
Takes the Cheerinrj News That 15,000
Comrades elcome Coxey.
SCENES IN CAMP DANIEL BOONE
Mountaineers Think Another Civil War in
Prospect Marching Into Frederick An
Old Colored Woman Dies of Excitement.
Expecting to Camp at Glen Echo.
Boonesboro. Md., April 23. Tho coming of
the commonweal army has caused almost as
much disturbance in tho heart of the Bluo
Itidgo as it did in tho mountains of western
Pennsylvania, where tho hill dwellers camo
down witii Winchesters and pino top whisky
to "clean up" tbo invaders, under tho im
pression that a sooond civil war was at hand.
Ilcro at tbo foot of South mountain, where
camp Daniel Boono was pitched for tho night,
the 6amo impression has prevailed for weeks,
nnd it was only tho return of Sheriffs nerbert
nnd Mullcan from Hagerstovn with reports
of tho peaceulness of tho army that began to
assure tho v eterans ol 'CI that they wore not
going to hao another term of floldscrvico
, thrust upon them.
As it was, they pourod into town this after
noon and evening by tho hundreds, giving
tho commomvealers such a reception as they
havo had at scarcely any other town on tho
journey. Tho town peoplo themselves, whilo
better informed as to tno real nature of tho
commonweal, were equally curious to see tho
army, and thronged the doors and windows
nil along tho main street for two hours boforo
tho marchers came in sight.
Generous provision was made for the army.
S. 0. Wagner gav o them the use of a big field,
on tho ea't side of the town, with a stream
of fresh water running through it and con
tributing bc-Idcs tho uso of an empty barn for
shelter, a load of Are wood and llvo bushels
of oats for tbo stock. The Boonesboro men
fed the men, contributing 126 loaves of bread
nnd almost ono hundred pounds of meat.
Then the campers were very comfortably
But tho thing that brought them the great
est encouragement was tho arrival from
Washington of Col. A. E. Rcdtoue, tho repre
Eentatlv e of Mr. Coxey at the national capital.
CoL Redstono was accompanied by hi pri
vate secretary, J. S. Birtlett, formerly private
secretary to Congressman Colleen, of Wy
oming. Ho met tho army of the common
weal about a mile west of here and had a
short conference with Carl Browne before the
latter clapped him into Gen. Coxey's buggy
and drove into town In triumph with tho
Washington representative at tho head of the
Col. Redstone brought news that made tho
eyes of the army bulgo out in anticipation.
He declared that tho coming of tho army into
Washington was to mark the greatest recep
tion eer accorded to any organization in the
"There will be a guard of honor of 15,000
men to march into town with you boys,'' ho
said. "Thoro have been promised 500 wheel
men also, and all of tho labor unions will
turn out to greet j ou.
"The committee on ways and means have
accumulated proislons to prevent any fear of
' Tiant, out mere win do mit inue to ao in pro
viding for tho unattached members. The
labor unions, the Grand Army, and all sim
ilar institutions have promised to care for
tneir people, ana tncro will do no great dram
in any part of tho community."
Tnd commonwealers were wildly jubilant
nt tho news, taking the success of the expedi
tion usjisurcd beyond question. Tho colonel
further settled himself into their good graces
by announcing that he would sleep at tho
camp rather than at a hotel.
"1 havo been in tho army myself," said he.
"and I do not nsk my men to go in for any
liardsnips wuero l am not in witn tnem."
Tho privation will bo only one night in
duration, for Col. Rodstono goes back to
Washington to-morrow, and it is more than
likely that ho v ill tako back a case of acute
rheumatism and chills, as the ground is damp
and the air malarious about tho camp.
Col. Redstono ridiculed tho report that a
troop of cavalry was coming up from Fort
Jleer t" meet the commonweal.
There is going to bo no intimidation prac
ticed on these men," he said. "In the lirst
placo, tho authori ies do not want to, and in
tho next they dure not. Tho American peo
ple are aroused, ana they are going to bo tho
jury to decido the case. Tho word lias gone
out over the country and tLe clans are feath
ering far and near. There will bo 50,000
men in Washington on the first of May."
Col. Red-tone said that the routo to Wash
ington would not only bo chanced ns to go by
tho old National piko from Frederick, but
would probably run from Rockvlllo to tho
Great Falls of tho Potomac, and thence alone
tho conduit road into Washington, stopping
for tho List camp at Glen Echo, where tho big
stone amphitheater will make an excellent
shelter if, as Col. Redstono claims, ho can se
cure its use.
To-night there was tho uual Iecturo by
Col. Browne in tho middle of tho main street.
Tho gasoline-lighting apparatus was out of
order and n big bonllrd was built lu front of
tho panorama wagon, making a wild, ruddy
Illumination, in which the angular forms of
tho mountaineer-, wore 6badowed on the
walls of the surrounding buildings, and tho
figure of tho orator in his wide-brimmed som
brero seemed to sw.iy and llutter like n black
bird of pre ns he swung his arm abroad and
gesticulated over tho beads of tho crowd.
The march to Frederick to-morrow will be
n hard ono of ten miles through tho mount
ains. Brow no has announced tho next camp
ns Camp Andrew Jackson.
On leaving Hascrstown to-day tho army
was the indirect cause of one casualty. Jen
nie Burue, an old colored woman, was stand
ing on tho sidewalk wntching.tho army, uud
before the last of the procession had passed
sho fell in a faint, djing of heart failure a fow
John Lindley. the man who was court
martialed and cvpelled for alleced stealing
last Thursday on tho road from Williamport,
was Tound in Boom-sboro to-day arrayed in a
good suit of clothes and on his way homo to
Pennsjhnma. Ho bad met a local branch of
a beneficial order to which he belonged and
bad been outlined and furnished with a rail
way ticket to get back to his friends.
Tho Covey Crowd .Must Diligently nnd
Scrupulously Obey the Laws.
The District Commissioners took action
yesterday on tho impending Coxey invasion.
They held along executive session and con
sulted in detail with District Attorney S. T.
As a r suit of their deliberations tho follow
ing manifesto was prepared and given out:
Oifice of the Commissioners ok the District
of coiumn, ashlnoton, April S3, issi.
To whom U may concern:
When as, 1 sis reported that sovcral organized
bodlisi men nie approaching the District of
columl a with tho avowed purposo of securing
such conrcssiriiEi action as will relieve the
condition of unemployed laborers throughout
the count -y; and
Wherc-s, Ml unemployed men and others
tbrOUCllOHt the CGUntrr nhnmnvbnfn urmiofhr
r ?,'" "i0 mov5n;ent have teen invited to assem
ble in front of the national Canltnl nn thn flrst
of .May proximo, for tho purpose of compelling
favorablo action by Congress by mere force of
ntiral crs and physical presence; and
-Whereas, Tho constitutional right of petition
does not Justify methods dancerous to peaco and
good order, which i threaten tho quiet of the na
tional capital, which aro contrary to law and on
posed to tbo ordinary means of obtaining legis
lative relief under our eystem of government
and horoas. It Is declared to be tho intention of
this body of unemployed and destitute people,
not only to gather together for tho purposes
nfore"ald at tho city of ashlngton, but there to
reinnlll l.ntll their mlfislnn Khnli hnA t. --
1 Nnereas, Tho national capital is chiefly do
voted to public business and Is tho center of
Federal legislation, and as a result of its lack of
ordinary means of affording employment is
now taxed to it3 utmost capaciljL hi charitable
eCcrts to care for its own poor and. unemployed;
2vow, therefore, tho Commissioners of the Dis-
trlct of Columbia, who are chargod with the duty
of maintaining peaco and Rood order and with
enforcing the laws In said District, being sensi
ble ol the gravity of the situation, and fully ap
preciating the hardship which must come upon
many Innocent but misguided people If this ill
considered movement should be continued, do
hereby appeal, in the Interest of humanity and
in furtherance of the peace and good order
which nro enjoined by tho laws In force In said
district, to tho good sense and patriotism of all
those engaged lu or who contemplate taking
any part in tho proposed demonstration, nnd
urge them to reconsider their intention to coino
Into tho District or Columbia for that purpose
No posslblo good can coiuo of such a gather
ing, and with no propor preparation or means
of subsistence, suffering and ultimate disorder
will certainly ensue. No wrong can be righted,
no condition of lalor ameliorated, no remedy
for any existing evil realized by tho contem
plated demonstration of physical force. E ery
desirable end can bo more certainly and effect
ively accomplished by ordinary and lawful
The Commissioners, while In entire sympathy
with all peoplo out of employment, and having
no deslro to deal harshly with unfortunato but
honest men who seek relief by reasonable and
lawful means, are lu duty bound to give notlco
to those persons who arc tempted under any pre
text to swell tho number of unemployed persons
already hero that there Is neither work for them
nor means for their maintenance In tho District:
that the law does not pormlt the soliciting of
alms in our streets and forbids parados, assem
blages or orations in the Capitol grounds, and
tbo obstruction of nny public grounds, streets,
highways, or avenues, and the approaches to
public or private buildings.
Tho Commissioners givo notice also to crimi
nals and oHdoers, who, under cover of a
crowd of unemployed men In our streots, may
come here for the purposes of critno and disor
der, that all such w HI bo apprehended and sum
marily dealt with.
And Anally they give notice to all who come
here against their advice and protest that the
law a In force In the District of Columbia aro ade
quate for overy emergency, and will be rigidly
enforced. Jou W. lio-s,
CHARLES F. I'OWfcLL,
Commissioners of the District of Columbia.
UNKNOWN SMITH HERE.
Coxey's Recent Rlght-IIand -Man Reports
at the Local Headquarters.
Unknown Smith, tho late redoubtable lieu
tenant of Gen. Coxey, strikingly arrayed in a
brown velveteen coat nnd vest, white riding
trousers and black leggings, and bedocked
with jewelry, reached Washington and ap
peared at tho local Coxey headquarters.
With him was "Cheeky" Childs, erstwhile
of tho Coxey army, nnd between times an un
authorized advanco agent of tho corps.
Tho Unknown saj she camo in from Fred
crick. Mil., where about COO of his adherents,
he asseeratcs,are in waiting, living in squads
upon the country people. Ho spoko In tho
most plowing terms of tho Covey movement,
and denied having bad any personal difficulty
w ith llrowno.
He looked to Rodstono to settle the slight
misunderstanding that had arisen between
himself nnd Gen. Coxey. nnd said that even if
that failed, ho would fall in behind when tbo
army comes along and do all ho o in to further
THANKS I OR ALLEN.
Lincoln Mass Meeting Approves His Atti
tude on Cove v.
Senator Allen said jesterday that as tho
Feffer resolution upon which were based his
remarks and thoso of Senator Uawlcy attack
ing him had been disposed of, and as he had
not been able to get in his speech in reply to
the Connecticut Senator last week, he would
probably not reply at all.
"Tho more I think over the mutter," said
tho Senator, "tho more conv incod I am that I
can afford to ignore such attacks." He said
lie was satisfied that his people in Nebraska
approved his course, and as proof of this dis
placed tbo following telegram:
"Lincoln. Neb., April 23. 1894.
"To Senator W. V. Allen: Two thousand
citizens of Lincoln in mass meeting Saturday
night adopted resolutions thanking jou for
jour stand for rights of American citizens
in Coxey matter.
Joux Tiernet, Chairman."
CO.MrORT TOR COXEV.
Appeal to the Citizens of Washington in
Behalf of the Array.
Tho undersigned having been appointed by
a citizen's mass meeting last Sunday evening
to arrange for the comfort and sustenance of
Coxoj's commonweal and other organized
bodies of unemployed workingmen who visit
Washington, confidently relying upon your
sympathy and liberality, earnestly solicit
You nre'invited to furnish funds, of which
tho treasurer is immediately in need, and
which with stornblo provisions may bo sent
to headquarters, public comfort committee,
nt or near Center Murket (Exact location
will bo given later.)
Merchants and others who will mako dally
contributions of food nro requisted to notify
the treasurer or any member of the committee
this week, and arrangements will bo made
for collection. Churches and charitable or
ganizations are asked to invito donations for
Tho citizens of Washington are warned
against persons soliciting aid without
authority from this public comfort com
mittee: J. A Do Witt, chairman. Sit 15th st nw.
A Tregino, secretary, 720 O st. se
iudney Maltby, treasurer, Langdon, D. C
George A Cook, U15 II sL nw.
W llllaiu H. McCann.
1". J. White.
Ex-Con prehsm an t iso.
Azro Golf, CJU I" st. nw
Jits Hon. John Davis, 714 A el no.
Rev. Alexander Kent, 010 O sL nw.
Mrs. G. M Belt, 7th st. and Md. avo. no.
Oeorge J. E. Mayer, Commonweal lleadq't'rs.
-Mrs. Clara Bewick Colby, 13S5 19th St.
Millard F. Hobbs. Labor Bureau.N. Y. avo. and
13 th sL
Jtrs. tdsan It W oodward. 919 F sL nw.
Mrs. Sidney .Maltby. I angdon, I) a
inancs i;. carter. iJd lath st nw.
Mrs. A. Tregina, 7- G st. se
vvon't Form n Coxcv Committee
Mr. reffcr yosterday sought to tako up his
resolution for tho appointment of a commit
tee on communications to receive petitions
fromCoxoy's army, but his motion was de
feated by a voto of 17 (Bepubllcans, 12; Pop
ulists, 4; Democrats. 1) to 2G (Democrats, 21;
Bepubllcans, 5). Tho voto in detail was as
Yeas Aldrich. Allen, Allison, Cullom, Davis,
Gallinger, llausbrough, Hanloy, Kyle, Martin,
1'cRer, Perkins, Power, bhoup, Stewart, Teller
and aghburu 1".
s av s Hate, Berry, Ulanchard, Chandler, Cock
rell, CoVo, Frye, George, Gorman, Gray, Harris,
Jones (Arkansas), McMillan, .Mills, Mitchell ( is
consin), Morrill, Falmer, Pasco, Puch, Itoach,
Miermau, Turpio, Vest, Voorhees, Walsh and
Returned Them to Oakland.
Oakland, Cal., April 23. Tho San Tran
clsco and Oakland detachments of tho Cali
fornia industrial army, second regiment, were
returned hero by force to-day after reaching
San Pablo, a short distance east of this city.
Tho army spent last night In carousing, and
thU morning a free light broke out among
somo of the would-bo lenders. At 10 o'clock
to-dny an cast-bound train stopped at ban
Pablo nnd tbo industrials climbed aboard.
Tho engineer uncoupled his locomotive,
hitched it to the rear, and pulled back to Oak
land, thus bringing in nearly tho entire army
United States Cavalry ond Coxey's Army.
Two troops of United States cavalry, under
command of Capt Fountnin, left Fort Mjcr.
tho cavalry post adjacent to Washington, at G
o'clock yesterday morning for Winchester,
Ya., for field practice. They will bo out ono
night and bo followed to-morrow by two more
troops from Fort Mycr.
Tbo men nro completely equipped for active
field service, tho purpose being to thoroushly
fit them lor nny emergency that might arise.
On tho march nnd at W inchestor they will
be put through Held evolutions. Theso over
land trips to Winchester, Gettysburg, and
other historic battlefields near Washington
aio mado overy Summer.
.Moro Shocks in Athens.
Athens, April 23. There were several
slight shocks of earthquake to-day. Tele
grams received from the shaken districts rep
resent on appalling aspect of nffairs. The
total number of deaths reported i3 now 227,
of which 130 were killed at Maleslna alone.
WOMEN CRAZED BY ANGER
Striker Fetino Precipitated a Bloody
Riot By Stoning Coke Drawers.
BLOODSHED AND DISORDER
Fifty Females Furies Attacked a Fosse of
Deputies and the Woman Leader Was
Knocked Senseless Numbers of Females
Felled with Blows and Cut with Bayonets.
Uniostown, Pa., April 23. Tho Oliver
plant near hero was tho sceno of disorder and
bloodshed to-day. Astrlkor named Michael
E. Fetzko stoned tho coko drawers whllothoy
were at work In tho yard. Sheriff Wilhelm.
nnd a posse of doputles arrested him, when
about fifty women ossemblod and demanded
his roleoso. Tho answor was nyell of defi
ance, nnd then tho wholo crowd of cursing,
screaming women chargod tho squad of men,
attacking thorn with every conceivable missilo
nnd weapon except firearms.
Blood was flowing from numbors of tho
men in a moment, and when somo of them
had been knocked down they were forced to
fight back. Mrs. Fetzko, tho leader of tho
furies, rushed at Deputy Sheriff Richards
with an uplifted ax. Ho ovaded tho blow
and knocked her senseless with his revolver,
and sho lay stretched at length on tho
ground with tho blood gushing from a gash
in her forehead.
Tho cry w as raised that sho was killed, and
tho bedlam of savago excitement cannot bo
described. But sho roviv ed niter fully twenty
minutes. When sho struck at Richards with
her ax the other doputies throw off tho re
straint that had mado them helpless against
tho women heretofore.
Numbers of women were felled with blows
from maces, others were stabbed with bayo
nets or beaten with the stocks ofWinchester's,
and tho sheriff had great difficulty in pre
venting tho men from shooting them down
liko dogs. Tho situation at Oliver to-night is
HE Y1LL PAY NO HEED.
Gen. Coxey Intends Carrying Out
Plans Despite the Proclamation.
New Yobe, April 23. Gen. Coxey to-night
was shown a copy of tho proclamation issued
by tho District Commissioners of Washington,
warning tho Industrial armies from invading
tho Capitol, which ho perused carefully. For
tho first time since his arrival in this city tho
general was wrought up, although ho out
wardly strove to repress all signs of emotion.
It was with a forcod smilo that ho said:
"Then my army has struck terror into tho
hearts of tho President nnd Congressmen."
"Will you heed the proclamation?"
"If the police "arrest yourself and tho army,
"Let them daro," snapped tho general, his
"Will jou desist from encouraging other
Industrial armies from storming tho Capitol?"
"On tho contrary, I shall redouble my ef
forts to bring every unemplov ed man, woman,
and child to Washington."
" ill not the fear of possible bloodshed
"I do not court a resort to arms, but wo
will demand ours oven if it takes phvsical
strength to prevail. I shall not commit my
self to that; but will repeat my declaration to
bring Congress to terms by besieging Wash
ington until justice is done."
"What if the unemplojed starve in tho
streets of Washington.'"
"The stench from their ashes will foreo con
"Is that intended in nil seriousness?"
"Certainly, matters will bo carried to that
extreme, if necessary."
Gen. Covey mado thoso declaration whilo
on his way to address tho members of tho
People's Industrial League at 50 East Tenth
street, where ho hud been inviteaby David
Ros-enu, of tho state committeo of tho Peo
ple's party. About COO populists were present
to hear tho general, many of them being
women, as Gen. Coxey entered Clarence L.
Danes was speaking, nnd the first words that
fell upon tho general's car w cru: "They are
not going to hang Coxey although they may
put him in jail."
Gen. Coxey stopped abruptly and said: "I
hardly think they will do that."
Instantly the general was recognized and a
hearty cheer arose. Ho was conducted to the
platform and formally introduced. He talked
for over an hour. Ho would clasp both hands
nnd raising them alovo his head would brine
them down in a sweeping motion. His talk
was chiefly on tho demonetization of cold and
silver and tha millennium that would bo
brought about by tho possara of Ins eood
roads bill and a non-lntercst-bearing bonds
"Wants Reduced Railroad Rntcs.
New Yobe. April 23. Gen. J. S. Coxey
called today on L. P. Farmer, passenger com
missioner of tho Trunk lino association, to
get rates for transportation of his army to
Washington. Tho general told Mr. r.irmer
that ho wanted rates for at least 100,000 men.
Mr. Farmer could only give the general a
vague Idea of what might bo done, nnd tho
general left with tho understanding tnat the
matter would be placed boforo tho meeting of
the passenger committeo next Wednesday.
The death Is announced of the well known
Tho marriage of tho Czarcwitch and Princess
AUx of Hesse will take place on August 8, next
Lord Dunravcn visited Southampton yesterday
to see what progress was being made in the con
struction of Lis new racing j achL
Tho anti-Parncllltes hav e decided to support
tho prorosals contained la the budget recentlr
B resented to tho House by Sir illlam Vernon
Premier Crispl, of Italy, has sent a circular to
tho prefects, repeating last year's Instructions,
that on Jlay day all tho troops are to bo confined
Thirty generals nnd hundreds of other ofllcers
of tho German army aro reported to have re
signed, duo to Emperor William's determination
to roplaco the oldor ofllcers with younger men.
At London a cabinet council was hastily sum
moned to-day. Tho deliberations of the min
isters lasted two hours. It Is asserted that tho
meeting was called on account of radical de
fections. The Kreuz Zcitung argues that Germany al
lowed her supremacy rights in Samoa to lapse
at the Merlin conference In IsMI, nnd adds that
tho timo appears to nav o come for her to ad
vanco these claims again.
The largo woolen mills situated at Ivanhovo,
about sixty miles from Madlmoer, havo been
burned. Tho damage Is estimated nt 1,TM),()00
roubles. Ten perbons were killed or injured
miiiiuk wg mo uuu irrw jji-upie wero icrown out
Tho Paris Temps to-dny compares tho march
of the Coxoy bands in the United Mates to tho
uprisings of tho populace in tho Middle Ages,
adding at tho same time, it would bo wrong to
regard this particular demonstration as the ad
vent of a social resolution.
In tho Prussian Diet yosterday tho bill provid
ing for tho establishment of chambers of agri
culture was discussed. During the past decado
tho mortgages en farms havo incieased by one
and a half milliard marks and two to three mil
lions during the past two years.
Emperor William arrived at Dresden at noon.
His Jlajosty was met at tho railroad station by
the King of Saxony nnd staff and by tho civil
and military authorities of tho neighborhood.
Tho city was brilliantly decorated, and tho
crowds who Oiled the streets gave the Emperor
an enthusiastic reception on his way to tchlosa
Tho English colony In Paris Is excited over tho
action of tbo government in forcing Sir Edward
Blount, who for thirty years had been chairman
of the Ouest railway, to resign. The ground
taken by the government was that Chairman
Blount by vittuo of his position at tho head of a
great railway nau access to ine plans or the gov
ernment In the matter of mobilizing troops.
A SHOCKING CRIME.
An Insano Kcgro Murders Two littlo Girls
'and Drowns Himself.
Tcsooqke, Ala., April 23. Mrs. George Sin
clair loft her home for a short visit, nnd re
turning found her two little girls, aged two
nnd sixj ears, missing. A search resulted to
day in tho discover' of their dead bodies in
tho woods near by with their heads battered
in. Tho littlo ones had wandered from tho
house and had been murdered. In a mill
pond adjoining was found tho body of Horace
Johnson, an insane negro, who, it is sup
posed, met tho littlo ones, murdered thorn
and then jumped into tho pond and drowned
BUT DENIED BY THE PRESIDENT.
.Marriages of Trench Diplomats to Foreign
Ladies Objected To.
Paris. April 23. There is no truth in tho
story that tho decreo signod by President
Carnot, forbidding members of tho Trench
diplomatic and consular service, under pain
of dismissal, to marry without the permission
of tho foreign minister, was provoked by
the marriage of M. Jules Palonotro and
Count Daunay to American ladles.
It is explained at tho foreign offlco that tho
marriages of tho representatives of tho French
government to foreigners aro bocoming more
frequent, and it may affect tbo position of
thoso already having foreign wives; but it is
not nimed at Americans.
Premier Caslmer-Perier also explains dis
tinctly that tho President's action i3 not duo
to tho number of Americans who havo mar
ried Frenchmen, but it is in consequence of
tho mnrriago of Trench representatives to
ladies of other nationalities which wero ob
jectionable to tho French government.
GONE INTO COMMISSION.
Tho Cruiser Columbia Transferred to tho
' Government at Philadelphia.
PniLAnELPHiA, April 23. The cruiser Co
lumbia went into commission at 11.23 to-aay.
The ceremony in transferring tho vessel from
tho builders to tho United States government
was very simple. Tho cruiser has been Ijing
for some weeks at a wharf in the jards of tho
William Cramp and Sons Ship Englno Build
ing Company. Hero sho was met by most of
her officers and a small proportion of
Tho ceremonies consisted of tho mustering
by the crow on tho port in full uniform, and
tho officers on tho starboard side of tho stern,
with the marine Ruard in a position facing
tho flagstaff. Capt. Geo. W. Sumner, U. fa.
N., then camo from tho cabin in full uniform,
and after being saluted, read the order of tho
Secretary of tho Navy placing him in com
mand. Tho crew then uncovered, tho marine
corps saluted, the buglers sounded "to the
colors," and tho quartermaster flung tho
colors to the breeze. Captain Sumner mado
a short address complimenting tho builders
and the craft
The Columbia will go to League Island
navy yard in about a week.
Thompson to Preside.
Indianapolis, Ind., April 23. It Is tho un
derstanding to-day that cx-Sccretary of the
Navy llicbard W. Thompson, of Terre Haute,
will preside over tho liopublican state con
vention on Wednesday next. Mr. Thompson,
though past fifty jears of age, is in excellent
health and will arrive here to-morrow. Ex
President Harrison's declination to act as
president of tho convention is ilnnl, though
ho promised to bo present and will In all
probability mako a speech. Tho ex-President's
friends say ho will talk politics unre
servedly for tho first time since his retire
ment from tho Presidency. AH tho delegates,
numbering over 1,700, nro pre-ent, and most
of the candidates are already on tho ground.
Anniversary of Shakespeare's Ilirth.
Strati ORD-ON-Avot, April 23. This being
tho anniversary of tho birth of Shakespeare,
many wreaths were placed upon his tomb to
day. A tributo to tho memory of tho great
playwright was paid by tho bojs from tho
school w here tho jioet was educated. The
lads marched in procession to the tomb nnd
dejosited upon it somo beautiful floral offer
ings, Tho church bells wero pealed through
out the morning, nnd many foreign visitors,
in addition to persons from oil parts of this
country, visited the tomb.
A Scoundrel's Deed.
Huntingdon, Pa., April 23. After first rob
bing the general store of J. J. G 111am .t Co ,
at Petersburg, this county, early this morn
ing, burglars set lire to tho building by npplj
ing a match to a barrel of kerosene, nnd in a
short time tho building, together with tho
general store of A. B. Laird and tho new
residenco of Calvin Bell, wero destrojed with
their entire contents. Total loss, S1C,500;
.More 1hite Cap Troubles.
Atlanta, Ga., April 23. United States
Marshal Turner has been actlvo in arresting
W into Caps in northern Georgia tho past ten
days. Yesterday on returning home ho found
nis who nnd tiaDy cone. A search party lounu
tfccm in woods nearby, where tho woman bad
1 for safety on account of threats against
her husband. Sho is said to bo hopelessly
A Serious riood Threatened.
Elmira, N". Y., April 23. Tho Chumung
river is fifteen feet above tho low-water mark
and rising rapidly. Basements of stores along
Water street are flooded. All traint'overtho
Erie are late, caused by tho high water at
Corninc, where it covers tho track to a depth
of five feet. A continuance of rain will result
in a serious flood.
Arrested for Embezzlement.
Trenton-, N. J., April 23. Isaac F. Blssell,
formerly superintendent of the Americnn Saw
Company, this city, has been nrrested for em
bezzling 620,000 of tho company's funds and
forging a check for S1S0. Bissell's shortage
was reported some months ago. but he suc
ceeded in eluding tho ofllcers until to-day.
Officers Tire Shots.
Ashland, Wis., April 23. Shots were flrod
last night at tho barracks occupied by tno
officers who nro guarding tho Northwestorn
ore docks nt that place. A number of bullets
penetrated tbo building. The officers rushed
out and opened flro in tho direction whenco
tho bullets came, nnd some twenty shots wore
exchanged, but without injury to "any one.
Colonna ot in Paris.
Paris, April 23. Prince Colonnn, the hus
band of tho daughter of Mrs. John W. Mackey,
is not in this city, as reported. His law
jers havo no knowledge of nn amicablo set
tlement having been arrived at In tho litiga
tion between tbo princo nnd princess.
Waived Extradition Proceedings.
Toronto, Ont., April 23. William D. Loh
man. tho former cashier of tho Brooklyn ex
ciso department, who was arrested hero yes
terday for embezzlement, waived extradition
proceedings, nnd will lenvo to-morrow in cus
tody of Brooklvn detectives.
Dcnths of Yesterday.
Kaxsas Cut, Mo.. April 23. Michael
Boland, one of tho celebrated trianglo of tho
Clan-na-gacl, died at his home In this city to
day. Deerfield, 111., April 23. Herman Liberty,
one of the wealthiest nnd best-known citizens
of Lake county, hanged himself Sunday after
noon. Brick Chdrcii, N. J., April 23. Edward
Iteed, aged 72, died at his home on Prospect
street this morning. Tho deceased, who left
an estate worth S2,000.000,bequeathed half of it
to charitable institutions. Ho was a war
veteran and leaves a widow, but no children.
Mr. Daniel Barron died yesterday at his
homo in Hyattsville of a stroke of paralvsls
at tho age of 81. Ho was tho oldest native of
Prince George s county, having been born at
Bladensburc during the war of 1812. His
funeral will late dace from his latensi-
KELLEY OUTLINES HIS PLANS
Wants the Unemployed Put to Work
Redeeming Western Arid Lands.
HIS ARMY IN GOOD CONDITION
Bepresents that Washington lawyers Aro
Engaged in Formulating a Memorial to
Be Presented to Congress Warrants Oat
for All Connected with Train Seizure
Avoca, Iowa, April 23. Kelley's recoption
hero to-night was fully as fluttering as that
which was accorded him at Neola. Tho 2,500
inhabitants were apparently all on the streets,
and brawny country men and gaily-decked
maldem vied with ono another in showering
attentions upon tho brigade. Many of tho
men had received new clothing along the
route, and the army as it went into camp to
night presented a much better appearance
than at any time previous since tho start from
tho far Wost. Company C, which had been
disbandod nt Neola, rejoined tho army during
tho evening, and after an abject personal
apology from each member Kolloy mustered
them back "into tho service."
To-night Kelley consented to outline to an
Associated Tress reporter his plans for tho
end of tho journey. Should his army bo re
fused approach to the capital, he will, upon
his arrival in Washington, ho said, tako four
of his men and mako a personal appeal to
Congressman Pence, of Colorado, McGuIre,
of California, and Senator Allen, of Nevada.
Through their efforts he hopes to bo allow ed
to draw up his men where tho law-makers of
tho nation must see them.
"Petitions from laboring peoplo havo been
numerous and ineffective In the past," said
Kelley, "but this living petition will be hard
to pigeon-hole. That is the reason I am
leading theso men to Washington. Onco
there, our plans will bo successfully carried
out. Two oung men are already pledged to
present a memorial in our behalf. That
memorial is now being draw n up by a well
known Washington Arm of constitutional
lawyers, and will bo ready for us when wo
reach tno journej's end. Our demands as
set forth in tho memorial will bo about as
follows: We ask that tbo commission already
in exlstenco to look after tho redeeming of
arid lands in the West bo instructed to pro
ceed with tho work. Wo will ask that tho
men in our army and tho great army of tbo
unemplojed, which we represent, bo put to
work on this irrigation.
"My idea that by tho timo tno arid watstes
havo been wrested from tbo saccbrnsh and
jack rabbit, and havo begun to bo useful, tho
men at wort tnero will nave saved enougn
money to carry them through tho Hrst jear of
farming. They can settle on tho lands they
havo reclaimed, and within a short period
will have developed from homeless wanderers
into sturdy farmers and property owners.
That in subtanco is our demand. Wo will
not attempt to dictate what waives will bo
paid. What wo want is work. If w) can
only get to Washington, wo can let tho law
makers seo that we aro breadwinners, honest
and sincerewe will be successful in our mis
sion, for our demands aro not unreasonable.
I havo no connection with Coxey. Wo will
combine with his army if wo reach Washing
ton in time, but if not we will go alone.' '
To-morrow the army will go by wagon3 to
Atlantic, where they will remain a day for
rest, and then move on towards Des Moines.
CoL Baker, who was deposed by Kelley to
day, announced to-night that ho would not
return to tho army, but will follow in its wako
and give tho people an expose of Kelley's
financial methods. Baker charges gross
Irregularities. The peoplo of Avoca placo
little confldenco in Baker s statements. Many
express the belief that Baker's contemptible
action is the result of a railroad schemo to
prejudico tho people against tho common
wealers. and this impression will go far
towards discrediting Bnker's stories
Warrants were received to-night for tho ar
rest of tho two "women, Edna Harper and
Annie Houton, who havo accompanied tho
army ever since it left Council Bluffs, and
who" were with the crowd which captured tho
train aud ran it to Kelley Triday evening.
The warrants were sworn out by tho Union
Pacific Company and were given to the Avoca
city authorities. Littlo effort was mado to
servo them to-night, the w omen being given
nn opportunity to return to Council Bluffs,
where they can secure bonds, it is thought
by Kelley's sympathizers that serious trouble
is likely to follow au attempt to arrest tbo
women in Council Bluffs. Warrants havo
been secured for all tho people who were con
nected with tho seizing of the train.
Kcllcj's Army and the Malls.
Tostal delays between Avoca and Council
Blaffs, Iowa, caused by tho march of Kelloy's
army, are reportod in dispatches received at
tho Post Offlco Department to-day. News
from Chicago of yesterday says:
"No trains running to and from Union Pacific
transfer from the f-asL KcH.k Island trains only
go to Avery, Milwaukee trains toeola North
western mail3 go from Missouri valley via
Blvlr to Omaha. Burlington fast malls came iu
f wo and a half r-ours lato this morning and went
to Omaha IasMii,;ht via I'lattsmouth. AUquiot
at Couiuil Bluffs nnd Omaha Eofar to-day. but
railroads afraid to work their rolling stock into
Council Mulls. Irov, Superintendent"
General Superintendent White, of tho Rail
way Mail Serv ice, receiv cd tho following from
Chicago this morning:
"Industrial moving east by wagons AH quiet
at Omaha nnd transfer Burlington trains arriv
ing and departing from west side of river and
running via I'lattsmouth. Kock Island and St.
Paul trains not runulu west of Avoca and
Neoia. Malls from latter lino go over North
western between Ariou and Omaaa North
western running via Blair to and from Omaha.
Think all lines will be open through tomorrow.
Citizen Train to the Tront.
New York, April 23. Mr. Georgo Francis
Train announces that in view of tho decision
in Congress that they will not hear the Cox
eyites ho will at onco proceed to Washington
as tho representative of 70,000,000 of people
and guarantee that they aro heard. For this
purpose Mr. Train says ho has engaged Mtt
zerott Music hall for a period of two weeks to
be used by tho Coxey peoplo for their meet
ings, which will open there on Thursday. 3Ir.
Train declares that if they arrest anybody
they aro at liberty to arrest him. but he defies
them to interfere with him. lie says he will
not go to W ashlngton as the representative
of Coxey men or Kelley men or anybody but
tho great body of unemplojcii, who are en
titled to a hearing at the nation's Capitol by
tho nation's representatives, and ho is going
to seo that they get it.
Galvin -Ma Yet Get Here.
Wilminotox, Ohio, April 23. Regiment
No. 2 of the United States industrial army,
under command of Col. Gnlvin, passed a com
fortablo night in tho horse shods at tho fair
grounds. They havo been well provisioned
by the civil authorities nnd the citizens.
Tho railroad companies still refuse to trans
port them. At 1 o'clock tho regiment packed
up and started on tho march for Sabina, ten
miles east of here, where they camped to
night. G.ilvln's regiment of commonwealers ar
rived nt Sabina nt C p. m. and went into camp
nt the fair grounds. The citizens furnished
them with supper.
Hoping for a Train.
Oiklaxd, Cal., April 23. Tho combined in
dustrial army of San Francisco and Oakland,
numbering 850 men and four women, broke
camp hero to-day and began their movement
toward Washington. All had blankets and
wero warmly clad. Two wagons with food
nnd camp trappings brought up tho rear.
The leaders of tho army believe that the
Southern Faciflo will soon give them a train.
Swift's Army Little Comforted.
Providesce, E. L, April 23. Tho Swift In
dustrial army will receire but littlo comfort
among the industrial workers in this vicinity.
There is no enthusiasm manifested, and tho
person who is doing the recruiting Is s sc
cialistlo crank, who has no influence with the
workingmen. The army will not bo granted
tho nso of Textile Union ball, as they expected,
as sleeping quarters, and there will probably
not be a single recruit. The mill workers
seem to have little or no sympathy with the
Vaccinated Tryc's rrlcnds.
Terre Haute, Ind., April 23. Tho county
board of health to-day vaccinated overy ono
of Trj o's band of Coxeyites. It is expected
that tho Vondalia will take tho army to
Indianapolis from here.
SENATOR ALDRICH INQUIRES
Why tho Importers Got a Hearing and tho
It makes quito n difference with the FInineo
Committeo of tho Senato whether you aro an
importer or a laborer. When tho sixteen
female workers in New England factories
camo down to the Capitol about n month ago
and endeavored to get a hearing they failed.
A delegation of New York importers at tho
same timo succeeded iu having their requests
listened to, and by those mysterious ways in
which the Financo Committeo works suc
ceeded in getting a hearing.
Senator Aldrich, who wishes to got tho testi
mony of tho wage-earners, succeeded in
getting unanimous consent In tho Senato
yesterday for the publication of tho hear
ing granted tho workers by the Ilepub
lican members of the Tiuunco Committeo pub
lished ns a separato document.
Senator Aldrich remarked that whilo tho
wage-earners wero refused a hearing the New
York Importers got theirs on tho samo day
that the women wero rciused.
TO A COTTONWOOD TREE.
The Fate of an Alabama Negro Coat .Mine
.Murderer in Kansas.
Ciiehokee, Kan., April 23 Frank Hainan,
a coal miner living with his family near the
Schwab mines, two miles west of hero, is
dead at hi3 house, half a milo east of tho
mines, at tbo hands of some colored Alabama
coal miners, and tho leader of the murderers
has been lynched.
Last night tho colored men camo to Haman's
house fcr tho purpose of robbery. Hainan
ran out to get help but was shot In tho throat.
Ho ran about ISO jards and fell where ho was
found an hour later dead. Jeff Tugtrle, a
colored miner, was charged with tho murder.
n was caught at Weir City to-day and
brought to Cherokee.
A few minutes later Mrs. Haman, tho dead
man's wife, accompanied by a score or two of
miners arrived, and when the woman was
taken before tho prisoner sho identified him
instantly a3 ono of the robbers. Before
officers could get Tuggle away a mob captured
him. They marched him with a rope around
his neck about a half mile northwest of town
and hanged him to a Cottonwood tree.
SIX LIVES WERE LOST.
Latest Information Regarding the Loss of
the Ship Los Angeles.
Monteret, Cal., April 23. From the latest
information to be had here it is believed at
least six lives were lost from the ship Los
Angeles, which struck on tho rocks off Point
Surlate Saturday night. Three bodies have
been cast upon the beach near the lighthouse.
Theso are the bodies of Timothy Nolan, fire
man of tho steamer; ntzgerald, a pas
senger, and a hostler named Saunders,
from Los Angeles. The jonth who
died In one of tho lifeboats from expos
ure in tho water and while clinging to
the rigging was the son of Mrs. Augusta Cur
tin, of Los. Angeles. It is also known that
N. S. Sheridan, an nged passenger from Ven
tura, and a Chinese steerage passenger from
Los Angeles were drowned.
Tho manner of Fireman Nolan's death was
an added terror to the other occupants of the
lifeboat. Tho men nt tho oars worked tho
heavy craft almost into the breakers which
pounded upon tho steep, rocky cliffs at the
summit of which is Point Sun lighthouse,
but so dangerous was their position in the
heavy swell that they dared not attempt a
landing below tho cliffs. When they put
about and headed out to sea again Nolan
plunged into the sea, determined to swim to
the rocky shore. It was littlo less tban sui
cide, for he drowned in full sight of all in tho
boat. It is believed that later reports will re
veal a still greater loss of life. Tho steamer
Los Angeles has now sunk below tho surfaco
of tho w ater. Nothing can bo saTed.
To the Grav c from a Broken Heart.
Jersey Cm, N. J., April 23. The young
son of Patrolman Edward McGueinos,
of noboken, died yesterday under peculiar
circumstances. Tho body of his mother, who
diod on Saturday. wa3 being lifted from the
ice box to her coffin, when tho little fellow,
who had been sick for somo time, saw the
body. Ho became hysterical and became un
conscious, and died shortly afterwards Tho
doctors say that he died Irom a broken heart,
Scouring the Woods with Dogs.
jAsrEn, Fla., April 23. Last night four ne
groes went to tho homo of Mrs. Simmons, a
respectable white lady who lives alone with
her grown daughter, nnd attempted to com
mit an oulrnsre. Tho ladies fousht desper
ately, and their resistance nnd screams finally
frichtened the brutes off. Tho ladies wero
badly injured in tbo struggle. The entire
country around Jasper is aroused. Men with
dogs aro scouring tho woods for tho fiends.
Lutheran Church .Matters.
Biltimore, Md., April 23. Tho general
conference of tho Lutheran Church of the
United States has appointed a committeo to
enrich and reviso tho literature
of tho Lutheran Hjmnnl. This
committee has held several meetings and cut
over a hundred of tho old hymns now used,
and will substitute new ones selected with
care from tho best hymns of ail denomina
tions now published.
Deed of a Sc en-Year Boy.
TusKnAocK, Pa., April 23. Jasper, tho
7-ycar-old son of Jefferson Walters, of Eaton
township, was punished by his mother for
somo little misdeed to-day. Ho went to tho
barn, built a scaffold so that he could reach
tho joists overhead, nnd then hung himself.
JIo was nearly dead when discovered, but de
clares ho will repeat tho attempt at tho flrst
Wjcrh .Meets a Horrible Death.
Baltimore, Md.. April 23. Thomas Wyeth,
23 years of nso, had charge of tho dynamo
that supplies light to tho large plant in tho
Marjland steel works at Sparrow's Toint.
This morning ho was caught by tho big belt
us ho reached under it nnd hurled against
the machinery. Tho top of his head was
knocked off and his brains scattered around
Rrlckmakcrs Quit Wort.
Chicago, April 23. Oco hundred and fifty
striking brickmakers went from Blue Islnnd,
a suburb of Chicago, to Schermervillo to-day
and insisted that tho men emplojedin tho
yard at tho latter placo quit work. Violence
was threatened, and the employers called on
tho sheriff for aid. Deputies were sent nt
once. Serious troublo is expected, as tho
strikers are promised reinforccmcntSj
Anxious to Resume Protestantism.
Philadelphia, April 23. Tho report that
Bov. F. A. William Manifold, who was assist
ant minister at St. Clement's Protestant Epis
copal church in thl3 city until tho 1st of Jan
uary, 1891, and then entered the Roman
Catnolio church, is now desirous of again
becoming a Trotestant minister, was verifled
Thrown from a Car.
About 8,30 o'clock yesterday evening E. H.
GIbbs attempted to climb onto a moving Four
teenth street cable car at Fifteenth and Now
York avenue northwest. He missed his hold
and fell on tho pavement, injuring his faco
and leg. Ho was carried to his home at No
2005 JJ street northwest.
COKE WORKERS WILL JOIN
Delegate Convention Orders the Entire
Pennsylvania Region to Go Out.
STRIKE PROMISES TO BE LONG
Men at Valley and Standard Who Eefcied
to Join the Recent Strike Are the First to
Obey the Order for a General jffike Re
ports from Other Places.
Cosxellsvtlle,Po., April 23. The delegate
convention of coko workera at Scottdale to
day published resolutions ordering tho entire
region out to join the national strike of coal
miners. Tho prospect of spreading the strike
in tho coko region has thrown this section
into excitement. The leaders here now con
fidently assert that within two davs oil tho
miners of the region will bo out.
While they expected a cessation of work
at somo of tho smallest of tho plants to-day,
nono even of the most sanguine leaders
expected the larger plants to shut down, and
and when tho news reached here that the men
at Valley and Standard, tho largest plants in
tho region, had all como out. there wa3 gen
eral rejoicing nn.ong tho strikers. Thess men
refused to join tho recent strike, but now they
aro the first to obey the order of the United
Mino Workers' Association for tho general
This indicates that the northern end otftbe
region is prepared to como out and that
Frick's men will join tho strike. Many of the
operators now admit thtt the wholo region
will bo on striko in a few dajs. Some of them
predict a long strike.
SrniNGFiELD, III., April 23. J. Crawford,
stato president of tho United Mine Workers of
America, to-day received reports from tba
statu at largo, showing 21.000 "miners now on
strikeout of 33,000 in Illinois. Tho Peoria
district is virtually out. One Bonville dis
trict is out to a man, and southern Illinois is
completely tied up. John McBride, national
president, has wired Mr. Crawford the follow
ing general order:
This fight being for living wages is a general
one, and no local settlement will be authorized
or recognized until a general settlement la de
termined. Tho following rule must be observed:
Coal must not bo loaded at any price or for any
purpose. V hen a company wants engines run,
water hauled, teaming and other work or re
pairs it will bo permitted, provided the wages
for the same are according the scale demanded
by the national convention.
Altooxa, Pa., April 23. Not asingle miner
is at work in Blair or Cambria counties to
day. Everything is quiet. The Pennsylvania
Railroad Company is side-tracking and ap
propriating tho use of their locomotives for all
local trains without asking the shippers per
mission. Brazil, Ind.. April 23. The miners and
operators of the Block coal district will meet
here Wednesday to arrange a scale for tho
coming year. It is hoped the operators will
continue to pay the old price until a final
settlement is mado throughout the country.
Tho men will probably continuo work.
Danville, HI.. April 23. None of tho tMners
of tho Consolidated Coal Company, GrnDO
Creek, or Kellyvillo went to work to-day.
These, tocether with the Fairmont men, con
stitute tho greater number of miners in the
Danville field. A few of tho smaller mines
nre still running. None of them have nny
grievance exceptinc the Kellyvillo miners,
who have been paid their wages in store
cheeks. The striko is for sympathy, and
they say they will not co to work even if
their pay is raised. Three large lodges of the
United Mino Workers were organized yester
day. HcsTiNonos. Pa., April 23. The Clearfield
county miners havo successfully appealed to
the reluctant miners in the Huntingdon and
Broad Top region, and the latter havo joined
the strike. This includes all tho miners in
the Sandy Run. Six Miles Run and Shoupps
Run and Ranches, numbering over 500 men.
The Broad Top miners who struck on Satur
day havo been offered 50 cents per ton for
mining, but they have refused the offer and
will be governed by the action of tho Clearfield
strikers. This is an advanco of 5 to 10 cents
Pittrrcro, April 23. The joint debate to
day at Turtle Creek between President De
Armitt of tho New York and Cleveland Gas
Coal Company and Organizer O'Mallcy of tho
miners' union resulted in a victory for tho
miners. On this meeting to-day tho
success of tho strike in this region
largely depended; consequently every ef
fort was nut forth on both sides to win tho
day. Twelve hundred miners of tho 1.500 in
tho Turtlo Creek section wero in attendance
at the meeting, and at tho close of the debnto
by a unanimous voto the men decided to obey
tho call of the National Miners' Union. Mr.
De Armitt said: "The company's loss on con
tracts already on the books would be 535;000."
Pvna. III., April 23. The miners working in
Spring'ido colliery did not goto work to-day.
Penwell colliery has 1S3 men at work, and
two-thirds of the miners are working in No.
1 and No. 2 of Paua colliery.
Belleville, 111.. April 23. The coal min
ers of the Bllevillo district nt a meeting nt
which the great strike in the coal mining
region was fully discu-sed have determined
not to strike. Thev have also determined not
to mino any coal to be used in filling contracts
entered upon by operators whoso employes
aro on a strike. This action will Insure coal
for homo industries and for tho St. Louis
STREBT CLEANERS ALSO.
Philadelphia Policemen Called Upon to
Protect Italian Laborers.
PniLADELPnn, April 23. The street clean
ers' striko assumed a serious aspect this
morning when a body of 100 strikers and fifty
women mado an nttack on twenty-flvo Italians
who refused to strike, and who were at work
at Eighth and Carpenter streets. Clubs,
stones, nnd brooms wero freely used for a few
minutes, when a body of policemen appeared
on the scene and stopped the rioting at least
temporarily. Several men had their heads
cut nnd were severely bruised about tho body,
but nono were fatally injured.
Tho workmen wuo refused to work are in
Contractors Weir and McMahan's down-town
district, whilo the strikers uro in the uptown
district, Tbo men who refused to strike had
recently been granted an advance of 25 cents,
making their silnries 51.25 per day.
Tho strikers had been receiving 51 per day
for cle-imug asphalt nnd 51.25 for cobble
stones and belglan-bloeK paving. They now
ask for 51.50 for both.
Strike Situation in Alabama.
Birminouam, Ala., April 23 Fully 5,000
striking miners are in Birmingham to-day at
tending the big demonstration given by them
here. They paraded the streets to-day bear
ing many banners, upon which were nil man
ner of inscriptions, such a3 these: "Give Us
Our Bread," "Tho Convicts Must Go," and
"United Wo Stand."
No rurthcr Trouble.
Blcetields. W. Ya., April 23. Thoro hare
been no labor troubles in the Bluefleld
roglon. Tho miners were paid Saturday and
aro at work as usual to-day. The reported
assassination of a walking delegate named
O'Brien is believed hero to bo talse, though
trainmen say there was n small riot on Satur
day in tho Chesapeake and Ohio territory,
The Ohio Law Unconstitutional.
Ciscin-sati, Ohio, April 23. Judgo Taft, of
the United States court, rendered a decision
against tho constitutionality of the Nichols
law of Ohio, which authorizes the taxation of
the capital stock of telephone, to'egraph, nnd
express companies in proportion to the por
tion of their property located in tho state.
The judge held that the law attempted to tax
the capital stock at its market value, which is