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THJE AUG US. TUESDAY. JULY 21. 1891.
IN OPEN KEBELLlOiN.
M :ners;and Farmers at Brice
vilie, Term., Coal Mines.
TEE STATE MILITIA CALLED OUT.
Bat Baited In Order to Determine a
I.ffal Question The Rioters Orerawe
the tiuard at the at lns and the Latter
Retire to KnosSllle to Avoid a Fight
A Censorship Established In the Tele
graph Office I'nder Threats of De
stroying the Wires The Mob Well
Armed and HarkeJ by the Whole Com
munity. , Nashville, Tenn.. July 21 Governor
Buchanan yesterday morniriK received a
telegram from Warden Blevins. at Brico
ville, that over 1.000 men had gathered
between that place and Coal creek, pre
paratory to marching against the Erico
Yille Ktockade. Governor Buchanan at
once decided to call out the entire mili
tary of the state, and for that purpose he
immediately telegraphed each cfiany,
and instructed General J. L. "VeakJey to
arrange transportation for them.
A Small Army En Ronte.
Each company was ordered to secure
three days rations. Tents and blankets
were issued from tbecapitol and sent down
by the special train. The train pulled out
at6 o'clock p.m. with three Nashville
companies, a Springfield company, and
one from Franklin on board, and they will
pick up along the line companies from
Murfreesboro, Shelbyville, Tullahoma,
and Sewanee. Clarksville and Lebanon
companies passed through later, and four
companies from Memphis and one from
Jackson are also en route oa another spe
cial train. There are fourteen companies
in all, comprising 4o0 men, and 1U0 will be
taken on at Chattanooga.
A Legal Hitch In the Matter.
Latkr. Ijite last night Governor Bu
chanan ordered the military to wait at
Knoxville pending further instructions.
This is done because he desires to have At
torney General Pickett's opinion as to his
authority to quell the troubles indepen
dent of the Anderson county officials, who
are claiming that they do not want any
troops. Under the law it looks aa if the
state can only interfere in case county of
ficials call for their service in other
words, the military can only be used under
civil authority and it is this quest ion that
the governor desires Attomev General
Pickett to consider.
AT THE SCENE OF DISTURBANCE.
The Miners and Farmer, force the Mil
itia to Withdraw.
KsorviLLK, Tenn., July 21. -The crisis
in the trouble between the ousted miners
in this district and the convicts who were
brought here from the state's prison at
Xafcbville, has nt last been reached.
"When about 4i armed strikers attacked
the guards who had cLnrre of fifty felons
at Brictville last Wednesday night and
liberated their charges it was confidently
predicted that this would be but the be
ginning of a general movement through
out the entire state. Governor Buchanan
wat immediately notified and responded
by ordering two companies from Chatta
nooga and one from Knoxville to the
scene. Of the fifty convicts taken from
the guards nt Briceville, t'.vo escaped and
the others were brought to this city.
The Governor's Speech to the Rioters.
When the militia arrived they took the
convicts along back with them and warned
the mob that they would protect them at
all hazards. Governor Buchanan at once
proceeded to the seat of trouble and in a
speech explained his position to the re
bellious miners. He told them that it
was his sworn duty to uphold the law,
and if the convict lease system was wrong
be was not to blame, and that the only re
course of the men was through the legis
lature. The miners announced that their
families were starving and that they were
compelled to drive out the convicts if it
cost the life of every man in t he valley.
Made Sport or the Militaire.
They made all sorts of fun of the hand
ful of beardless youths, but declared that
they would not harm the "spider-legged,
cigarette-smoking dudes," as they char
acterized the militia, but that as soon as
the militia was withdrawn they would
release every convict in the region. Be
coming impal ient, however, at the delHy
in recalling they troops the decided to try
to overcome the troops by force of num
bers, and how they succeeded is related
hurronnded the Brirevllle Camp.
The troops from Briceville arrived here
at 4 o'clock p. ni. yesterday. They were
all in good spirits, and will return this
morning with reinforcements. The boys
were badly treated by the people of Knox
ville,, who seemed to tie in perfect sympa
thy with the lawless element in Coal Creek
valley. At 10 o'clock yesterday morning
2,0041 miners, farmers, and other natives
who have no ; occupation at all, took pos
session of the hills around the Briceville
camp. Fifteen hundred of these were
armed with rifles; the rest had shotguns
and pistols. They came from all the mines
within a radius of fifty miles. The organi
sation was complete, and their leaders
placed them along the hillsides with mili
A Call to Arms and a 1'arley.
At the call to arms the little garrison
turned out gallantly and prepared for de
fense. It was apparent at a glance that
a fight would result in a massacre. A
meeting of the officers was called. Some
declared that a stout resistance to the first
attack would be sufficient and the mob
would withdraw. Others thought that it
would be suicidal, yet every one was in
favor of doing his duty, notwithstanding
the exposed position they were to defend.
The miners called a parley and were met
on neutral ground by Colonel Sevier.
They stated that they bad sufficient force
to overwhelm the soldiers, but did not
care to shed blood if the convicts were
quietly turned over to them.
A RETREAT IN GOOD ORDER.
The Militia Evacuates Its Camp and the
Mob Takes .Possession.
This was emphatically refused. The
miners then asked Col. Sevier if he would
remove his troops and take the convicts
with him. He asked what would be done
with the mining company's, property,,
which was also under his protection.
They replied that it would not be injured.
Be also asked if an attack would be made
on the Knoxville Iron company's stock
' ads just below Briceville. IX such was
Intended he intended to fall back there
and fight it out regardless of the conse
quences, i ne leaders' reply was that nt
attack would be made, i
The troops then marched, out of camp,
carrying with them the convicts, all theii
commissary supplies and baggage. Thej
Inarched to Briceville and . there took the
train to KnoxTill.
Promises Promptly Violated.
The troops were hardly out of sight be
fore the mob violated its promise. Th
rioters went to the mines of the Knox
ville Iron company, surrounded the stock
ade, and captured the 125 convicts there,
with the guards. They were shipped
away to Knoxville, and arrived here aboul
5:30 o'clock. The mob then started foi
Oliver Springs, where they also intended
liberating the prisoners. The whole ol
eastern Tennessee is in sympathy with th
miners. Whether the convicts at Alurt
Springs have been liberated is not known.
Great Excitement at Knoxville.
A call of some labor leaders has been
ixsued for a labor meeting here tonight
The excitement here is intense. Streets
are crowded and a diversity of opinion is
heard. Many of the labor men say the
miners have done right. The troops who
arrived yesterday say the statements madt
that they would not fight but wished tht
miners to capture the convicts are false.
The Chattanooga boys showed a determin
ation to go back to the front.
The Mob Leaders Send Oat Scoots.
A number of the leaders in the mob yes
terday were in the city last night getting
all the information they could of the in
tentions of the governor. Some of these
men returned to Coal Creek on the 8:30
train, and others remained in the city.
Excitement here seems to be increasing
every minute, and thousands are on the
Established a Censorship.
The miners have appointed a committee
to sav what dispatches shall be sent out
and what not, and this committee or some
of it is in the telegraph office all the time
and reads all the matter sent out by tht
newspaper men. The committee, whetbet
self-appointed or under the miners' organi
zation, told the operator on duty at the
key that if he did not let them read the
messages they would cut the wires. A re
port came from Coal creek late yesterday
afternoon saying the miners declare that
no troops can be landed there. There are
threats that they will wreck the trains or
burn railway bridges.
Memphis Troops Off for the War.
Memphis, July 21. The Chickasaw
Guards, Hibernian Rifles, Bluff City Zou
aves and the Rosier Zouaves, under ord-rs
from Governor .Buchanan, left this ciy
at 0:30 last night for Briceville, the seat
of the mining troubles. The companies
are small, the four turning out about H0
men, under the commandof General Sam
TERRIBLE DOMESTIC TRAGEDY.
A Mother Kills Her Three Children and
Then Commits Suicide.
Nashville, Tenn., July 21. The mur
der by Mrs. Lochridgeot her threechiidren
and her own suicide was a peculiarly hor
riile tragedy. The family lived three
miles from Springfield, Maury county,
and Mr. I..oehridge is a well-to-do farmer.
Mrs. Lochridge was something of an in
valid, but when her husband left home
Sunday morning to go to church she was
apparently as well as usual, and there was
no hint of the tragedy that was so soon to
be enacted. The children aged 4 months,
and 3 and 4 years respectively were play
ing around their mother all too ignorant
of what was passing in her mind.
The Terrible Slaughter Accomplished.
As soon as her husband was well out of
sight and hearing, it seems Mrs. Loch
ritige took Lis shotgun, a breech-loader,
and began her dreadful work. It is be
lieved that she first chloroformed the lit
tle ones before using the gun. Taking
each child in turn she drew up the clothes
so as to expose the flesh, and discharged
a load of shot into its heart. Then she
placed the little corpses side by side on a
pallet, drew down their clothes neatly
abont them, and standing at their feet
fired a fourth charge into her 'own heart.
A letter she wrote to her husband shows
plainly that she was demented.
Horse Racing at Chicago.
Chicago, July 21. Two race tracks on
the west side started in business yester
day the Hawthorne and Garfield courses.
At Hawthorne the winners were: Fred
Taral, mile, 1:18: Silver Lake, JB' miles,
1 :oH; C. L. Brown, mile, 1:17; Blaze
l)uke, mile, 1:04; Allan Bane, 1 mile.
At Garfield: Lake View, mile;- 1.-14:
Mollie V.. mile, 1:01,V: Topcallant, 1
mile, 1:44; Farine, mile, 1:02; Ray S.,
5' furlongs, 1:0-;; Borealis, mile,
Detroit, July 21. Races at Driving
Clnb park yesterday: Leicester won 2:27
clas in three straight heats, best time
2:21 V. Ivorene won 2:iU class pace, best
National Temperance Assembly.
Ashe ville, X. C, July 21. A national
temperance assembly under the auspices
of the Woman's Christian Temperance
Union opened here yesterday with a large
attendance. It will continue for ten days.
Among those who art taking a prominent
part in the proceedings are: Mrs Chapin,
Mrs. Goodale, Mrs. Wells, Mrs. Woody,
President of the North Carolina Woman's
Christian Temperance union, with Mrs.
Mary Allen West and Mrs. Mary Lathrop
representing the north.
McAnliffe Makes a Deposit.
New York, July 21. Austin Gibbons,
accompanied by a score of New Jersey
sporting men, went to The Police Gazette
office yesterday to meet Jack McAuliffe
and arrange for a match for the light
weight championship. McAuliffe did not
show up until the others had departed,
after waiting an hour. Jack deposited
$o00 as a guarantee of his intentions, and
it is likely that Gibbons will cover it.
Peddler Murdered by Two Boys.
Nashville, Tenn.,July 21. A Tracy City
special says: There are well-grounded ru
mors afloat that two boys who reside in
Grundy county, a few miles from Pel
ham, named Sanders and Meeks, waylaid
and murdered i Sicilian peddler at Lusk's
Gap a few days ago. The man was killed
by knife wounds, and the boys were detec
ted in the act of burying the body.
Our Hog Not Out of the French Woods.
Pakis, July 2L The senate must ratify
the bill removing the restrictions upon
the importation of American pork before
it can become law. Owing to the political
crisis at present existing, it is feared that
the ratification of the bill will not be ac
complished without difficulty.
Terrible Forest Fires Reported.
Oshkosh, Wis., July 21. People re
Hng from upper Michigan say that a
te fnrrst fire the worst ever known
a th it region 4s now raging there.
St. Paul Pecple Make Some
v- More Protests.
BUT THAT FIG IT WILL COJiE OFF.
A Great Meeting. Addressed by Arch
blshop Ireland nd Senator McMillan,
Effects Nothing The Governor Said to
Have a Box at The Fight An Attempt
to Secure Fits-Simmons' Arrest Law
and Order at a Discount and the Slug
ger on Top.
St. Paul, July 2L The mass-meeting
last night to protest against the Hall
Fitzsimmons fight Wednesday night was
attended by over 5,000 people. Archbish
op Ireland was the chief speaker of the
evening and he arraigned the prize ring
and its lawlessness and vulgar animal
ism, and the municipal authorities for per
mitting the exhibition. Ex-United States
Senator McMillar. and Rev. W. H. But
ricks, of the First Baptist church, were
the other speaker, and were even more se
vere than the bishop.
A Memorial to the Governor.
Toward the close of the meeting a me
morial was presented calling on the gov
ernor to interfere and prevent the fight, in
view of Mayor Smith's public refusal to
do so. It was proposed to present the me
morial to-day, bn t the crowd would have
no delay. With shouts of "Present it now,"
it was decided to carry the matter before
Governor Merria n at once, and the entire
5,000 went en ma.-se to the state capitol for
that purpose. A committee was sent to
summon Governor Merriam from his resi
dence to receive ihe memorial. The gov
ernor told the co n mi t tee he could not ad
dress such a great crowd, but would re
ceive the memorial in the morning.
Says He Has Some Rights.
The governor said to the committee:
"While chief exicutive of the state, you
must not forget that I have also the
rights of a privnte citizen, and it is not
my intention to he disturbed this evening.
You can leave your memorial and I will
consult thereon with the attorney general
and let you know my decision." There is
no probability of Governor Merriam tak
ing any adverse jction. Indeed, it is said
he has engaged it box to witness the fight.
Will Try to Arrest Fitzsiinmons.
Yesterday afitrnoon a complaint was
filed and a war-ant issued for the arrest
of Fitzsimmons. one of the principals in
the coming tight . It was sworn out by
William P. London. The fact was at
once telegraphed to While Bear and Fitz
Mtnmtsns and his trainer are now in hid
ing. A host of people from all parts of
the country ar-i constoutly arriving to
witness the fight. The management hae
no fears that th.; fight will not take place.
Nobody A hie to Io Anything.
In an interview daring the day Gov
ernor Merriam said he would take no fic
tion. His position is that the governor is
not authorized jy law to move unless the
local authoritie-i notify him that they aie
helpless, and nted state aid. County At
torney O'Brien declares that he will take
no action, and Mayor Smith says he will
not interfere. The courts will not issue
an injunction, tor the reason that where a
remetly is found in a statute it is not the
policy of- the courts to apply the power of
a restraining order.
The Warrant Is of No Use.
The office of the county attorney was
thronged all day long with religious peo
ple clamoring for warrants for all con
cerned in the arrangements for the mill,
but to all the s.ime answer was returned.
At 4 o'clock Sheriff Bead announced that
a warrant ha 1 been issued for Fitzsim
mons' arrest, sut that it did not come
through the county attorney's office, nor
had it been placed iu his hands for serv
ice. The warrint is in the hands of ChU-f
of Police Clark. It will not be served un
til after the fight.
AN IRON MINE ON FIRE.
Two Shafts of the Great Republic at Mar
qnette, Mich., Ablaze.
MaikjUETTE. Mich., July 21. Fire start
ed in No. 5 shft house of the Great Re
public iron nine at 1 o'clock yesterday
morning. Tli-j surface fire was soon ex
tinguished, but not before it had commu
nicated to the timbering of Nos. 5 and 6
shafts, which are now burning hereelv.
The fire i spreading underground and part
of No. 5 shaft has already caved in. The
night shift nu n escaped by another shafu
The Republic employs nearly 1,000 men,
and when the 3 re can be put out and work
resumed is not known. The loss will be
Costfy l ire at ChrlKmao, Ills.
Chrism ax, Ills., July 21. Fire started
in Henderson Bros.' restaurant yesterday,
and was not extinguished until it had
destroyed a block of business houses. The
whole popul'ion organized itself mto a
fire brigade, and kept the flames from 4
spreading bevond t he block. Loss, about
(70,000; insurance, &5.000.
Says the Bank Is Solvent.
Fop.T Worth, Tex , July 2) The as
sets of the Merchants' National bank,
which closec its doors yesterday, are said
to be f 1,200,0.0 and the liabilities jO0,(W0.
Bank Examiner Spaulding says that the
bank is solv nt, and that depositors and
creditors wili be fully protected.
Another Kansas Bank Fails.
Kaxsas Ci rr, Kan., July 21. The Cen
tral Bank of Kansas, of this place, closed
its doors yesterday. The liabilities are
$100,000. Th is is the second failure of a
bank in this town within a week. It is
expected tha- depositors will be paid in
Mighty I oor Show for Her Money.
Pakis, Jul7 . 21. Ex-Queen Natalie of
Servia has brought a suit against ex-Kiug
Milan, in the Paris courts, to recover the
sum of 3,000, J00 francs, being a portion cf
her personal fortune which her dissolute
Sam Cuitse Is Western Champion.
Chicago, July 21. At the Kenwood
Tennis courts yesterday Sam T. Chase
won the western championship in the sin
gles by defei ting B. F. Cummins after a
hotly contested game.
Ex-Emperor Dom Pedro 111.
Paris, July 21. Dom Pedro, ex-emperor
of Brazi , is seriously ill at Vichy. He
recently met with an accident which in
jured one t f his feet, and gangrene has
Tom Bed Lunched by the Speaker.
London, uly 2L itr. Thomas B. Reed,
speaker f the house of representatives,
was entertained at luncheon last evening
by the speaker of the house of commons.
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Wise men don't put money
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