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BIG WAGES A MYTH.
lhe Labor Conference Issues
a Statement of Affairs at
Lines of Battle Are Clearly
Drawn, and the Fight Is
to a Finish.
Authoritative Wage Figures
and Some Facts About
Ownership of Homes.
Money Is Urgently Needed to
Relieve the Poorer Class
PrrrsßtTßG, Aug. 13. — The conference
between the Amalgamated association
and the executive council of the Ameri
can federation ended this evening.
President Gompers a:id the others of
the federation have gone East. Before
their departure the conference issued
the following statement:
To the American People: Seldom In
the history of our country have we wit
nessed the lines of battle so clearly
drawn upon the field of labor as is now
witnessed at Homestead. The Carnegie
f^teel company, one of the most gigan
tic monopolies of the age, has under
taken to reduce the wages of their em
ployes from 10 to 40 per cent.
in their desperation and avarice they
hired and brought 800 armed Pinkerton
detectives to Homestead to invade the
homes of the men who created the mill
ions that the Carnegies now possess.
Under cover of the Pinkertons the com
pany endeavored to introduce a pauper
ized and degraded set of workmen to
supplant our fellow American work
men. The contest with the Pinkertons
and its results are well known.
So many erroneous and false state
ments have been pubiished as to the
cause for which the men are so nobly
contending, their conduct during the
struggle, the present situation and their
prospects of victory, that we feel called
upon to issue this .statement to the
Tlie FabnlouK W'ases,
It is not true that the men are receiv
ing the hiuh wages generally supposed.
nor do a large number own their homes.
We have made a careful investigation,
end lind that just before the lockout
there were 3,421 employed in the
mills. Of tins numbe there
were 13 whose wages averaged
about $7.50 per day, 46 averased be
tween 85 ana $7 per day, 54 averaged
from £4 to £5 per day, 1.177 averaeed
from £1.68 to 52.5u per day, and 1,025 re
ceived 14 cents per hour, or less.
And further, we nnd 8 to 10 per cent
dwii their homes, and about 15 per cent
more have their Homes under mortgage;
the remainder pay rent, and a number
of them have been evicted by the Car
negies. It is not true that the men are
only defending the wages of the higher-,
priced workmen. It is in defense of
the fourteen-cents-per-hour men as
much as any other that the Homestead
workmen are making their gallant right.
The cunning, calculating company
proposed that the scale should termin
ate when the cold blasts of winter pen
etrate with biting severity. The com
pany desired to place the * men in the
disadvantageous position of negotiating
with them upon a new scale in January,
instead of as formerly, in Juiy.
Black Legs Scarce.
Notwithstanding the military forces
of the state of Pennsylvania have been
under arms at Homestead for nearly
live weeks and the entire country lias
been ransacked to find beings so low as
to hire themselves to the company, there
are less than 800 persons in the mills
and less than a dozen skilled workmen
who can perform the work required.
The situation is such, we confidently
assert, that at no time during the strug
gle were the prospects of victory as
bright as they arc now.
What the men in this contest need is
your substantial support as well as your
sympathy. The poorer paid men in
Homestead and other Carnegie mills
where the men are now out to help their
brothers at Homestead, are the ones
need our immediate heip, and
money is required to maintain their
manhood, honor and interest. Every
worker and liberty- loving citizen should
contribute to the financial support of
the brave men. who today occupy the
position of the advance guard of the
labor movement of America.
.^liim iJe -Uuiiitiiiiirtl.
The struggle at Homestead represents
the issue between freedom and slavery,
progress and reaction, and must be
maintained until the workmen have
some fair measure of recognition from
the Carnegies. We assure you that
every dollar contributed will be devoted
to the men engaged in this contest. An
effective system of relief has been or
ganized with proper safeguards, and
every cent will be economical. ex
pended and rigidly accounted for. We
also advise ali workingmen not to come
to Homestead or Pittsburg for employ
ment until the pending dispute with
the Carnegie Steel company is settled.
Send all contributions to William
eihe, presideut of the Amalgamated
Association of Iron and Steel Workers.
512 Smithliekl street, Fittsburg, Pa., and
notify Thomas J. Crawford, Box 1%,
Homestead, Pa. Fraternally yours,
P. J. McGUIKE,
William A. Cakxey,
Johx 13. Lennox,
Executive Council American Federation
M. M. G.VKI.AND,
Thomas ,j. Ckaavford,
For the Advisory Committee,
f Before leaving, President Gompers
said to a reportei : "1 think the men at
Homestead are in elecant shape, and in
my judgment tnere is no doubt but that
they will win. We made a circuit of
the" mill property on foot and by boat
and saw ail that could be seen. The
men can rely on us fcr all the help that
we can pve, and 1 think that with the
aid they are receiving now they will be
able to make a lojiff iitrht."
"Will you establish a boycott if other
means prove unavailable to win the
"Well, 1 cannot say. We are not
afraid of being arrested, and while we
3o not court any trouble, we will de
ilare a boycott regardless ot any threats
'jom the company whenever we deem
t necessary and useful."
Tlie Situation I iH-lianiiod.
PITTSBTJBG, Aug. lo.— There was little
Sunday ST. PAUL Globe.
change in the strike situation today.
neither side to the controversy display
ing much activity. The Thirty-second
street mill ran as usual, but the locked
out workmen remain as firm as ever.
The Beaver Falls shut-down is
still complete, however, and no sign of
resumption of work is to be seen
there. Vice Chairman Leishman. of
the Carnegie compauy, speaking of the
plant, said: "We have for some time
been dissatisfied with the location of
these works, and, as we now have
plenty of room on our property at Home
stead, the Beaver Falls property could
be operated with much better advan
tage there. However, there is no hurry,
and when we get ready the location will
The same gentleman spoke as follows
I regarding the federation of- labor's fail
ure to boycott the company's product:
"The reason given by the American
Federation of Labor for not deciding to
boycott our product. because the product
is so small and inferior as to be Incon
sequential, is amusing. Our product is
far from small and inferior. It is is first
class in every particular, and we are
entirely satisfied with the work done.
The quantity if also satisfactory, and
we are making shipments every day
and well up with our contracts."
Tlie New Scale.
Regarding the dissatisfaction said to
exist among the finishers over the
Amalgamated association scale Presi
dent Weihe today said: "'lhe scale has
been agreed upon, and the Amal
gamated association will execute its
Mr. Weihe did not care to discuss
further the subject of the dissatisfac
tion existing among trie finishers over
the reduction, but in the light of his as
sertion that the scale has been irrevoca
bly settled, then objections cannot
carry weight, even if they should ma
terialize any amount of strength.
One of the other officials made the
statement that the association had little,
fear but that the finishers wouid all
quietly go to work with the rest of the
employes when the mills resumed. He
said the objection was only among a
minority, and that while they did not
like the reduction, yet they would not
j jeopardize their positions by a persist
ent refusal. In but a few cases would
the reduction be more than 10 per cent.
Homestead. Aug. 13. — The mass
meeting this afternoon aroused all la-
I tent enthusiasm among the locked-out
j men, and the 1.500 who crowded into the
I rink cheered themselves hoarse over the
i encouraging utterances of the leaders
of the American Federation or Labor,
and tonight contideuce in victory pre
Knold and Bergman.
Pittsbubg, Pa., Aug. 13.— Anarchist
j Knold, charged with complicity in the
j attempt on the life of 11. C. Prick, was
eased on bail this evening. Three
j Pittsburgers and two men from Alle
gheny were the bondsmen. They are
I supposed to be socialists. Alexander
Bergman sent for Attorney Friedman
and asked him to defend him. This was
a surprise, as Bergman has heretofore
declared his intention of conducting his
own defense, lie denies all knowledge
of Aaronstam, his supposed accomplice.
SEE THEIR MISTAKE.
Canadian Ministers Back Down
on Canal Tolls.
Montreal. Aug. 13.— The most im
portant meeting of the dominion cabinet
i was held in Montreal today. It was the
first time that the cabinet has met out
side oi Ottawa for many years, and the
reason it was held in Montreal was that
Premier John Abbott is in pocr health,
and wished to avoid the fatigue of a
journey to Ottawa. The meeting was
held at the premier's house, and occu- j
pied nearly the whole of the day. the i
council not breaking up until nearly 5
o'clock. Sir John Abbott presided, and
all the ministers, with the exception of
Secretary cf State Patterson, were
Nearly the whole of the session was
I occupied with the consideration of the
matter of canal tolls and what action
should be taken by the Canadian gov
ernment to avoid retaliation by the !
| United States. The whoie subject was
I fully discussed, and a decision was
I reached before the conference closed.
When the meeting was over Premier
Abbott, who speaks for the cabinet,
said that he could not communicate
anything except to the ministerial pa
pers, in which an official statement
wouid be published Monday.
it was learned, however, on the best
authority, that the government has de
cided to make a proposition to the.
United States government assuring it
that Canada is desirous of having "the
most friendly relations, and that in or
der to avoid all difficulties the rebate on
I grain passing through the St. Lawrence
canals will be withdrawn at the end of
the present season of navigation. An
effort will then be made to have a con
ference between the two governments
so that all differences may be adjusted.
Idaho Miners Sentenced.
Boik<. Idaho, Aug. 13. — Judge Beattv
today passed sentence upon five more
Cceur d'Alene rioters held for con
tempt. Thomas O'Brien, president of
I the miners' union, was sentenced to six
months in the county jail under his first
conviction. Sentence tor his offenses
in the Bunker Hill and Sullivan case
was suspended. Thomas Heary, F. T.
Deane and E. M. Boyce were each sen
tenced to six months.
Grover Asked to tio South.
Buzzard's Bay, Aug. 13.— F. M.
Simmons, of North Carolina, a member
of the Fiftieth congress, made a riving
visit to Buzzard's Bay today to call on
Mr. Cleveland. His main object was
to invite Mr. Cleveland to address the
people of his state during the campaign,
but as Mr. Cleveland had not perfected
his plans for the future no decisive
auswer could be given.
"^H^jßlfy fL*j?j'y :v ' '
THE HOG EN ROUTE TO THE RACES.
ST. PAUL, MINN., SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 14, 1892.— SIXTEEN PAGES.
PREPARED TO WORK.
The Democratic State Central
Committee Prepares for
The Party Reported in Good
Shape in All Parts of
Col. Rogers in the Lead in
the Exciting Losal
How He Has Drawn Off Col.
Kiefer's Former Staunch
The members of the new Democratic
state cential committee met in this city
yesterday morning aud devoted a good
part of the day to the service of the
party. Chairman Jaques, or the recent
state convention, was present, and as
soon as the meeting had been called to
order, announced tlie names of the five
members at large who were to b«
named by him according to the terms of
the D'Autremont resolution, passed at
the state convention. The gentlemen
selected by Mr. Jacques are: Titus
Mareck and F. G. Winston, of Minneap
olis; Lewis Baker and F. \V. M, Cutch
eon, of St. Paul: and U. G. Stivers, of
Brainerd. The organization was next
effected, Lewis .baker being chosen
chairman of the committee and Jt\ J.
Smaliey being re-elected secretary.
A general discussion of the situation
came next, the idea being foreacli mem
ber to gain an idea of the situation in
all parts of the state. The reports from
every section were good as to the condi
tion of the party. The people are every
where taking the liveliest kind of in
terest in the leading questions of the
campaign, tariff reform and lower taxa
tion. Voluntary clubs are being organ
ized in different localities. The Demo
cratic voters are confident, but it is a
confidence that only leads them to work
with the greater zeal and energy. A
number of the leading Democrats of the
state, who are neither members of the
committee nor candidates, told of the
outlook in their localities, and made
suggestions in rezard to the best meth
ods of work in order to secure the best
and most satisfactory results.
The twenty-one members of the reg
ular committee will be divided into a
number or subcommittees, each of the
latter having charge of a particular
part of the work of the campaign. In
addition to this there will be an ad
visory committee of live members, all
of whom will be taken from outside the
regular committee. This is a new de
parture, and will bring rive more repre
sentative, working Democoats into the
harness, who, while having no vote in
the committee meetings, will have the
opportunity afforded them to aid by
suggestion and actual work in the car
rying on of the campaign. The full
At Large— Lewis Baker. F. W. M. Cut
cheou. i>L Paul; F. G. Winston. Titus
Marecfc, Minneapolis; H. G. Stivers, Braia
By Districts— Owen Austin, Hastings; D.iv
Aterle, St. V;ml: Chris H. Heffron. Roch
ester: John Coieinau. Aaota; R. O. Craig,
Janesville: ■). C. Wise, Munkato; <;. a.
Moody, Beaton; George Dv Toit. Cbaska:
M. .Muilen. Ne,v Ulm; J. D. sheeny. Austin;
Morris Thomas. DulutU; J. M. fci'icer. Will
mar: Jiiines Manning. Worthiugtoii: Four
teenth, James £. OBrieu. Crookston; Fif
teenth, Hempstead Werner, Brainerd: Six
teenth, Charles Cuter. Grant county; llerme
pin county. Lars M. Band; Kamtey county,
( >f these all were present except four,
who found it impossible to be on hand.
Such an attendance is unusual, and
augurs well for the campaign. They
were: F. W. M. Cutcheon, of St. Paul:
Owen Austin, of Hastings; C. U. llef
fron, of Rochester, and James Man
nine, of Worthington. In addition to
the members of the committee there
were present: Judge Thomas Wilson.
of Winona: M. Doran, or the national
committee; Mayor P. B. Winston and
B. F. Nelson, of Minneapolis: lion.
Robert A. Smith, of St. Paul: Mai. M.
R. Baldwin, of Duluth; Hon. Daniel
Buck, of Maukato. and Judge J. C.
Nethaway, of Stillwater. Hon. Dan W.
Lawier, the next chief executive of the
state, was also present.
This completed the regular work of
the committee.and, as it was very late. a
lengthy recess was taken for dinner.
Upon reassembling the executive com
mittee of the Minnesota Democratic
association anneared and held a confer
ence with the committee relative to the
work the association has been actively
engaged in daring the past year and the
proper methods to be adopted to secure
its completion. Of the Democratic as
sociation Messrs. C. M. Foote. J. W.
Lawrence. Senator F. G. McMillan,
Senator Phillips and Judge Ueland. of
Minneapolis; Hon. E. C. Stringer,
C. J. Buell, W. M. Campbell and
J. E. Stryker, of St. Paul, and
U. L. Buck, ot Winona, were
present. There were on hand a great
many other members of the association,
some of whom are on the state central
committee, and others who are on the
state 'ticket. Reports were called for
from various parts of the state, and
were of the most favorable tenor, show
ing the party to be in splendid trim. At
this meeting a great many suggestions
were made in regard to the best meth
ods of doing effective work and sub
mitted to the committee.
The headquarters of the committee
THE GLOBE BULLETIN.
Weather—Fair and warmer.
Important statement as to Homestead.
Organization of state committee.
Great storm sweeps over Northwest-
Seventeenth day of running meeting.
Minnesota cricketers are defeated.
No money for public baths-
The street railway discussed.
Gen. Dunn's sensational suicide-
Trouble over railway rate cutting-
Miners capture Tennessee stockade-
Gresham not to make speeches.
Congressman Warwick is iIL
The doings of Mr. Gladstone.
Greyer writes two more letters.
Ex-Queen Natalie chasing Milan.
will be on the eighMi tioor of the Globs
building, adjoining the two rooms oc
cupied by the Minnesota Democratic as
sociation. The committee has two large
rooms, one. of which is the assembly
room and the other a document room,
and a smaller consultation room.
CALL FOR ROGERS.
Col. Kiefer Does Not Seem to Be
in the Race to Any Extent.
The contest for the Republican nom
ination in this district has simply re
solved itself into a contest for the vari
ous wards of this city. The apportion
ment gives this county the absolute con
trol of .the Lindstrom convention, and
the man who carries at the primacies
six wards of St. Paul will have bagged
the empty honor. It has been evident
for several days that the contest is be
coming decidedly one-sided, but this
does not prevent the boys warming up
and doing a great deal of profitless
shirt-tearing and kicking.
Col. E. G. Rogers, the man who seems
to be so far in the lead at present, is
probably the only man in St. Paul, able
to form the combination of the diverse
elements of the local Republican party.
For several years, it. will be remem
bered. Col. A. K. Kiefer was the idol,
the leader, and. in fact, the uncrowned
king of the ".Kids." They were for
him for the mayoralty nomination in
1888, again In 1890, and for a third time
In 1893, when they went down to an iu
glorious dofeat before a colonel of th 3
state's militia. But alas, the "Kids"
are no longer with the gallant leader of
the Fifth ward, who has always in late
years had the faculty of declining when
he could be successful, and accepting
nominations when they carry with them
the certainty of defeat. The "Kids"
are almost to a man against Col. Kiefer
in this fight.
And why are these things as they
The Republican city convention of
last April will be called to mind as the
tirst stunning, overwhelming defeat
ever administered to the "kids," so
called. They had with ease carried the
central wards of the city, and counted
on being able to give Col. Kiefer tire
nomination for mayor. His refusal to"
make the race, and the attempted trans
fer of his votes to Representative Amen,
have operated to his detriment.
Out of this came the nomination of the
present mayor. The -kids" ara now
claiming that they are tired of support
ing-Mr. Kiefer and, at the eleventh hotir,
finding that lie is not with them,
they are now working early and late tor
Another sore point with the "kids"'
is the fact that Hon. F. C. Stevens is
Col. Kief er's right-hand man. and in
case of the nomination and election of
the former would come in for about
eveiything in sight. It is claimed by
the '"kids" that Mr. Stevens last spring
went to Col. Kiefer accompanied by
four or live others and promised him
the congressional nomination this fall.
Mr. Stevens denies this statement very
emphatically, and when asked regard
ing it yesterday, said:
"1 did nothing of the kind. It is true
1 am in favor of the nomination of Col.
kieter. but then I am not favorable to
this scheme ot importing candidates or
So much for the kids. They are FA
Roarers' own just as strong and as long
as lie may dtsire them.
But Mr. Rogers has more than the
"kids. - He has the support of the erst
wmie silk stockings, the McGiil men.
the friends of Albert Scheffer and the
thick-ar.a-thin supporters of Gov. Mer
nam. lie has the support of all these
elements of the party for a few very
The "kids" are for him, because they
are afraid of Col. Kiefer.
The McGiil men are favorable to Rog
ers, ueeause they believe that Col.
Kiefer worked against Gov. McGiil in
the recent local contest, tearing that
the ex-governor proposed to enter the
field for congress.
_ The friends of Albert Scheffer are
fighting Col. Kiefer simply because Col.
Kiefer always fought Mr. Scheffer,
The silk stockings are opposed to Col.
Kieter lor— well, they never did have
any use for him.
Col. Kiefer is relying largeiv on the
indorsements of political clubs, and
nere again the "kids >; work in Hon. F.
C. Stevens, claiming that he as secre
tary of the league clubs is using his
position to help along Pol. Kiefers
course. Mr. Stevens laughs at this
statement, and. when asked about it,
declared that he did not knowof any
league clubs lying around loose.
All in all, it is a very pretty muddle,
and the primaries \vill be' interesting.
MUSICIANS ARK ARTISTS.
The Collector at Buffalo So De
ciiles a Case.
CniCAGo, Aug. 13.— Special Agent
George F. Stitch, of the immigration
department, today received notice from
the collector of the port of Buffalo that
Vie latter had decided that alien mu
sicians are artists and not subject to the
conditions of the alien contract labor
law. The decision was rendered in tne
case of the Thirteenth battalion band,
ot Hamilton, Out., which had an engage
ment to play in Buffalo after its return
from the Denver conclave. This will
probably put a stop to the efforts of the
American Musicians' union to prosecute
the band lor an alleged contract with
St. Bernard oommandery, of Chicago.
Washington, Ind., Aug. 13.— At a
late hour Tfiursday night the police
raided a gambling den, capturing nine
prominent citizens. The list includes,
it is alleged, an ex-mayor, an ex-circuit
court clerk, an ex-township trustee and
several leading business men and church
members. The raid was a complete
knock-out to a large element of respecta
bility and has caused an immense sen
Doctors and Teachers Needed.
Washington. Aug. 13.— The civil
service commission has requisitions for
nine physicians for the Indian service,
and it is in need of eligibles to fill the
vacancies. There are no female' phy
sicians now on the register of eligibles.
There is also a scarcity of eligible teach
ers lor the ludian service.
The Globe— Not So Fast, ilr. Nelson. How About This:
Knute— Oh, Lord ! Well, You See I er— l Forgot All About That.
MINERS GUT LOOSE.
A Tennessee Stockade Cap
tured, Cleaned Out and
Convicts Marched to the Rail
road and Loaded Into the
Cars for Nashville.
Hatred at the Lease System
Inspired the Action of
Gov. Buchanan Will Repeat
the Coal Creek Method of
Xashvii/le, Term., Aug. 13.— At 9
o'clock this morning the stockade at
Tracy City was burned, and tlie 3'JO con
victs were placed on ears ready to ba
started for Nashville. At 5 o'clock this
morning a committee of miners awoke
E. O. Nathurst, superintendent of the
mines for the Tennessee Coal. Iron and
Kailroad company, and asked him that
the miners be allowed as many hours
work in each week as the convicts.
Mr. Nmnurst replied that he wouid
submit the matter to the company and
do what he could. The committee then
left, and Mr. Nathurst. knowing that
a secret oath-bound organization had
been formed some weeks ago for
purposes unknown, at once be
gan to suspect trouble. He
went to Deputy Warden Burton
and together they began to circulate
among the miners, who were gathering
in groups, aud try to influence them to
keep quiet. Their efforts were of no
avail, blowly the ominous air of sup
pressed excitement became tinged with
oven threats and promises of destruc
tion to the stockade or a oattle.
Captured and. Burned.
Atß:3o o'clock an organized body of
loj men, 100 of them armed and 00 ap
parently unarmed, advanced on the
stockade. To capture it was the work
of a moment. Without undue confu
sion every piece of property belonging
to the TennesseCoal, Iron and Railroad
company was carefully removed to a
safe distance, and the convicts who
were in the stockade were led out under
Then the torch was applied and at
'J o'clock the buildings were a mass of
flames. The miners at once proceeded
to the mines, took possession of tlie con
victs, marched them to the railroad sta
tion and loaded them in box cars. Next
the telegraph wires were cut, and a
guard placed over everything in the
yards to prevent the carrying of the
news down the mountain.
There has been much dissatisfaction 1
among the free miners at Tracy City I
because of the lease system, which al- !
lowed the bulk of the work in the I
mines to be done by convicts. Yet the j
miners at Tracy City nave been among !
the most conservative iv the state and j
the company has had very little trouble j
with them. They have been determined i
to support no party or caudidate in the j
coming elections that was not pledged j
to the prompt.
Abolition of' the System.
Gov. Buchanan stated that the con- j
victs would be brought to the main j
prison here and kept until a new stock- i
ade could be built, when they would be I
returned, as had been done at Coal '
James Rowerson, secretary of the
company, on being asked for further
infounation, said: "The trouble has
come from about 120 of the miners at
Tracy, or about a third of the body. It
THE POOR OLD ELEPHANT.
There Won't Be Enough Whitewash to flake Him
LOOK Respectable. -From the FiUsburg Post.
is the result of a secret oath-bound or
ganization which was formed some
weeks ago. There was where the defi
nite action began. The incident was a
reduction of hours necessitated by the
lax markets. We contemplated shut
ting down our furnaces two weeks ago,
but thought it better to run even on
half-time than not to run at all.
"The attack on the stockade was ab
solutely unexpected. I received a letter
from Mr. Natliurst this morning in
which he reviews the whole situation
and concludes by the assurance that
everything will remain orderly. I drew
a breath of relief when I read it, and
the telegram was a shock."
Two Convicts Killed.
| A special from Cowan, Term.. says:
i This morning after the convicts entered
the mines at Tracy City about 400 armed
men walked into the stockade, and after
clearing it of everything of value set It
on tire and burned it to the ground.
They then marched to the mines and
ordered the convicts brought out and
took charge of them and tne guards,
loaded them in box cars, and ordered
Conductor Finch and Engineer Bolton
to leave immediately. Being covered
with guns they were obliged to obey.
The train arrived here at 1 p. m.
Capt. Burton. with twenty-five guards,
has the 360 convicts in charge and under
control. Belween Sewanee and Mont
eagle the convicts cut the train in two.
and ten or fifteen made a break for
liberty. Several shots were fired. Matt
Wilson (white) was killed and Tom
! Smith (colored) wounded. Six or eight
j made good their escape. The wires '
were cut between here and Tracy City,
and nothing further can be learned of
Sensational reports come from Coal
Creek regarding the conduct of Ten
nessee's standing army. The citizens
claim that the watchers need watching,
aud they have assumed an aggressive
position toward them. They claim that
the soldiers amuse themselves by firing
oyster cans loaded with mud from their
cannon into the village, and that the
Gatlin gun is fired recklessly into town.
The complaint has stirred up much bad
Buchanan Is .Had.
A stolen switch engine with nine flat
cars, which the miners captured, has
started down the mountain loaded with j
convicts. The train is bound for Nash- j
ville with 390 helpless convicts aboard
under a guard of miners armed to the
| teeth. Six miners are in the cab forc
ing the engineer to make time. Gov.
Buchanan has been notified, and the
adjutant general immediately left for
the scene. He has arranged for 200
i militia to meet him at Corwith. The
other soldiers at Cold Creek have been
I ordered to the sceue. The scheme of
! the miners was to draw the soldiers
| away from Cold Creek and then release
; the convicts there.
Gov. Buchanan says he has enough of j
I "this d d foolishness," and is going
1 to put a stop to it for all time. Buchan
i an has backbone, and will fight the
j miners, it is believed. Only the most
meager communication can be had. It
! is probable a general order will be is
[ sued to the state militia to assemble at
Bloody Fight Probable.
Chattanooga, Aug. 13.— A bloody
I figtn at Coal Creek between the state
troops in the garrison there and the
free miners is liable to follow the out
break today at Tracy City. Officers of
the garrison at Coal Creek who have
been here within a short time stated
that in one way and another notice had
been given them that the miners and
their friends propose to do up the sol
diers, and for a fortnight an attack has
been looked for nightly. The garrison
will not be caught napping, but it is at
least probable that an assault will be
made on them in which bloody work
will follow, as bad feeling exists be
tween the soldiers and citizens, and the
fight, if one occurs.^vill'be to the death.
A Highbinder Laid Liow.
Portland. Or.. Aug. 13.— Chin Bow
Bong:, a Chinese highbinder, was shot
and fatally wounded this afternoon in a
Chinese saloon. Thirteeu Chinese are
under arrest for complicity in the affair.
The shooting was caused by trouble
over the non-payment of a winning lot
tery ticket held by Bong. Another
highbinder, Lung Chang, is thought to
be the Chinaman who did the shooting.
It is feared the shooting may lead to
open warfare between the highbinders.
HILL IN THE FIGHT.
The New York Senator Is to
Go on the Stump in
His Main Work Will Be Done
in the Interior of the
Judge Gresham Denies the
Report That He Is to Talk
The Noted Jurist States He
Will Not Speak During
New York, Aug. 13.— An evening
paper says: A prominent Tammany
officer says that Senator Hill will take
the stump in October and svill make a
number of speeches in this city and
1 state. Most of his speaking will be
done in the interior of the state, but he
will make one or more speeches in this
j city, and probably one in Brooklyn.
j His first speech may be made at Tam
I Two monster mass meetings will be
held at the wigwam on Fourteen^
street, in the interest of the national
ticket, at which some of the greatest
orators in the country will make
speeches. The first of these meetings
may be held about the last of Septem
ber. The other will take place in Oc
tober. The plan of campaieu agreed
upon by the Tammany leaders is to do
the work for the national ticket first
and put off the local tight to the tnree
i weeks preceding the election.
GHESHAM DENIES IT.
The Taubeneck-Stoll Yarn Was
liiOMrsox, Conn., Aug. 13.— Judge
Walter Q. Greshaic and wife have been
in Thompson since last Wednesday.
This afternoon Judge Gresham made
the statement that he would deliver no
speeches during this campaign. He
' was questioned coueerninsr the state
meut giveu the press recently by Chair
man Taubeneck, of the People's party,
at St. Louis, to the effect that he had
concluded to take the stump in the
interests of the third party, and would
make an opening speech at Indiauapolis
the latter part of this month.
The judge said the statement was
made without authority; that he should
make no political speeches during the
campaign. The judge said that he did
not know Mr. Stoil. had no communica
tion with him, and that his first answer
covered his reply as to the contents of
the Indianapolis dispatch. He declined
to discuss the platform and principles
of the People's patty. When asked
what he had to say as to the reasons
given by Indianapolis KeDubiicans why
he could not antagonize the Republican
party, he replied that, as an American
citizen he considered it his duty to vote
according to his convictions, and that
he owed no slavish obedience to any
party, lie said that he intended to re
turn to Chicago in a day or two.
St. Louis, Aug. 13.— Mr. Taubeneck
has sent to Indiana for Judze Gresham'a
original letter recently referred to in
these dispatches, and promises to make
further statements when he receives it.
Republican Sophistry Killed by
Washington*, Aug. 13.— Business is
being rushed at each of the congres
sional campaign headquarters in this
city. The Republicans have laid in
5.000,000 of franked envelODes and 8,000,
--000 wrappers. T. H. McKee, assistant
secretary of the national committee, is
in charge of the mailing department
and has a force of over fifty mailing
clerks. They are sending out copies of
about thirty distinct publications, most
of them bearing on the tariff, but in
cluding also "Why 1 Am a Republican,''
by Robert G.lngersoli,aiul the "Farmers'
New Poor Richard Almanac," of which
half a million copies are going out.
Then there is the labor chart, a map
which shows the average wages paid in
each state in theUuion. More than a
million of these charts are to be circu
lated. Every day over 1,000 packages
containing one of each kind of document
issued are distributed.
The Democratic committee, under
charge of Lawrence Gardner, are also
sending out tariff literature, but they
are diversifying it with dissertations on
other subjects, including pensions.
Henry George's "Protection or Free
Trade" is having phenomenal circula
During the last day or two there have
been many inquiriesfor copies of Sena
tor Stewart's speech on the force bill,
notwithstanding that it was delivered
by a Republican senator. Most of the
urgent Democrats on the committee
came from the Southern states, where
the inroads of the third party are occa
Ben Will Not Stump.
Loox Lake. N. V., Aug. 13.— Lieut.
Parker was asked today concerning a
report that President Harrison would
take the stump in the Northwest. He
replied: "The president has no such
plan. Mr. Harrison is now workine on
his letter of acceptance, aud it will be
ready in a day or so."
BY A UNITED PARTY
Is the Globe's Position in
Politics Cordially Com
Conduct and Choice Must Ab-»
solutely Rest With the
The Ward Committeeman
Must Not Interfere in the
None But Clean Candidates
Need Apply for Ticket
The suggestions made by the Globb
yesterday of the reforms which the
Democracy must secure within its own
party lines if it would make certain the
majority to which it is entitled, were
very widely read and commented upon.
It is doubtful if there is an active Dem
ocrat in the count} who did not. some
time in the day, read and ponder the
article, and it is gratifying to the Globe
to be able to say that the commenda
tion was as wide and general as the
reading. Scores of letters poured into
the office all of yesterday, and all of
them commended the unmistakable
stand taken by the Gloisi?.
In continuation of the subject, it may
be laid down, in the beginning, that the
only way for the Democracy to achieve
success in Ramsey county next fall is to
deserve it. Any dependence placed
alone in the "normal Democratic
strength" of the county is a hope built
upon sand. For twenty years, without
intermission, the Democracy of the
county has enjoyed the confidence of
the people, as evidenced in the steady
majorities given for the ticket repre
senting that party; but that confidence
having been shaken by methods and be
liefs for which the party is not really
responsible, it is now necessary to re
build from the bottom and to rebuild in
Work must begin with the primary
election; and in advance of that the
Globe believes that it can give the peo
ple the assurance, backed up and in
dorsed as it is by popular sentiment,
that if the masses will take the same in
terest in the primary as iv the general
election — the same interest in nominat
ing candidates as in electing them— that
they will control the primaries as against
any bosses, real or imaginary, and that
the first substantial step toward reform
will have been takeu. Many of the re
sults and conditions of which the great
est complaints are now made can be
changed^tnd recast without further ado
or greater trouble than the mere turn
ing out of the people at the primaries
and personally seeing that they are con
ducted with the some honesty and care
and surrounded by the same safeguards
as a regular election.
There has been iv the past a great
deal of complaint— and not without rea
son—of the work and influence at the
primaries of the ward committeeman.
There must be a distinct reformation in
this particular. The committeeman is
there as the accredited reureseutative
of the party organization iv the interest
of the party, and not in the interest of
himself or of any particular candidate.
It is no more his function to dictate a
ward delegation than it is to dictate a
nomination, and the people will never
in the future tolerate any interference
by such committeeman or any stepping
beyond the duties and functions with
which he is invested.
There will be very mauy candidates
this fail for the various offices to be
filled. It is the inalienable right of any
citizen to aspire to any office in the gift
of the people, and it is the duty of the
party under whose auspices he may so
aspire to ptiss upon his fitness for the
office. All candidates save one must be
disappointed, but it is essential to party
success that the defeated ones feel that
they were defeated in an honorable con
test, and by fair and open means. This
can only be done by making tha pri
maries so open, fair and free that not
the slightest fault can be found. Equa
facilities must be given every candidate,
and the fullest opportunity offered
every Democrat to record his choice.
The primary is the first step in the cam
paign, and it must mark the first step in
the reform the people insist upon now.
But fairness, honesty and freedom in
the primaries will not alone suffice to
secure the victory every loyal Democrat
hopes and expects to witness in the fall.
The ticket must be above reproach in
itself. The election is a choice of men
to conduct the business of the county
for the next two years; and it is useless
for the Democracy to offer to the people
tor their ratification any but men whom
they would choose to conduct their
private aud personal business. The
ticket must be clean, strong, and in
every way above reproach.
The Globe urges every Democrat,
and every other good citizen, to join in
the campaign about to be organized
under tiie new auspices. So far as that
campaign has progressed, every condi
tion has been fulfilled in the require
meut: To secure success, it must be
deserved. The national and state ticket 3
are above reproach and the masses have
rallied enthusiastically to their sup
port. The untrammeled people have
spoken in the nomination of Cleveland
aud Lawler, aud every suspicion of
bossism has been swept out of exist
ence. If the same principles will ob
tain in the selection of the couuty
ticket, the support will be equally loyal
and enthusiastic, aud Ramsey county
will roll up a majority for every man,
from Cleveland down, that will make
the famous majority for Eamund Rice
seem like a ward return.
Pure methods, a clean ticket and an
unheard-of majority for the Democracy
should be the campaign cry from now
till the closing of the polls.
Nominate a Strong Ticket.
The Herald congratulates the Globe
upou its coming to the support or the