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And Then Legislation on the
Convict Lease System.
THAT 13 GOV. BUCHANAFS DICTUM.
.The Attorney General Did Not Deeld
That the State Wu Powerless and the
: Mob the Master Meeting of the Min
ers' Committee and the Executive A
Promise That the Disorder Will Cease
if the Extra Session Is Called Decid
edly Alarming; Reports from the Seat
of the Troubles.
Ksoxvillk, Tenn., July 83. The report
sent out from Nashville Tuesday night
jthat Attorney General Picket had decided
tkat the governor could not use the state
kroope to restore order at Briceville uclesa
requested by the sheriff of Anderson
county and that therefore the miners were
masters of the situation, was evidently a
vild guess at something, the reporter
kqew nothing about. Yesterday the gov
ernor annourced that he would use the
troops if necessary and Attorney General
jfickel bears the governor out in his ac
tion. His decision holds that the gov
ernor has a perfect right to order out the
troops and preserve order in a county that
Is in a state of insurrection. The governor
steadily adheres to his determination to
sjphold the law at any and all cost and
ays the troops will remain in Coal Creek
when they get there till the miners have
The Miners Meet the Governor.
The committee of miners in the city and
with two prominent citizens of both polit
ical parties, citizens of Knoxville, had a
meeting at the Lancier house and then
waited on Governor Buchanan. A formal
mepting was arranged for the afternoon.
The meeting took place at the appointed
time, and the miners asked for further
time. They said that they thought tiny
could induce their insurgent army to lay
down their arms and allow the convicts to
return to the mines if the governor would
promise to call an extra session of the
legislature and ask that the lease
law be repealed. A committee
of citizens of this city met tie
governor with the miners and joined in
the appeal, ""he governor gave them n
til this afternoon to restore order and
al ow the law to take it's course in Coal
Creek valley. If it is not done by that
time he will have the troops go to the
scene and maintain the dignity of the state
at the point rf the bayonet.
After hearing the arguments of both op
erators and miners, and consulting many
leading citizens of Knoxville, Governor
Buchanan declared that be had decided
to call an extra session of the legislature
for the purpose of modifying, if not abol
ishing the convict lease system. He stated,
however, that in the meantime the miners
must allow the return of the convicts to
Briceville and Coal Creek. Should they
agree to this, the militia would be with
drawn, but rtTusal would necessitate an
order that the troops carry the convicts
back at any cost. '.
The Situation Stili Critical.
The troops are anxious to move and
settle the question as to who is the big
irest, the state of Tennessee or the miners
of Anderson county. They are thoroughly
disgusted with the attitude of the people
of this section and are not backward in
expressing themselves. A mass meeting
was held last night and after its adjourn
ment its participants ran through the
streets yellicg, "hurrah for the miners,"
ad jeering Governor Buchanan. The
feeling is becoming intense, and if t e
governor is inclined to peaceful measures
such will change his resolution. Tue
miners, from reports received, are not
sleeping. There has been a big demaud
for rifles here in this city, and today may
bring forth a terrible conflict.
ALARMING REPORTS ABROAD.
The Mob Said to Have" Prepared to Dy
namite the Militia.
On Coal Crek the miners have, it is re
ported, drilled holes in the reck of the
bluff under which the troops will have to
pass, and have loaded them with dyna
mite, which they intend to explode and
wipe the whole militia off the face of the
earth, if they ever get that far. This is
given for what it is worth. A good many
people profess to believe that it is so, and
a captain of one of the militia com
panies says u,xin his word of honor that
he saw the h 'es, arid that one of the min
ers, who is his friend, told him that the
miners intended throwing the whole bluff
down on them. The thirteen companies
here, the same number that were in the
Birmingham riot, are pretty badly excited.
They, however, all swear that they go with
the intentic . of fighting, and, if neces
sary, will rer iia forever at Coal Creek.
Charges Against the Soldiers.
Although denied by a majority of the
soldiers who were forced to retreat f r' n
Briceville Monday, the charges that tue
troops invitel the attack of the miners is
doubtless tr..t., and serious dissensions '.n
the ranks of iiie Moerlin zouaves, of Chat
tanooga, is one of the results, lieuten
ants Kenuer and McCormick have in
formally tendered their resignations and
make charges against Lieutenant Iauter
and three privates of unsoldierly conduct.
Lieutenant Lamer in a published card de-nounces-as
false the charges against the
privates and against himself as lies made
from whole cloth.
In Sympathy with the Kioters.
The charges in brief are as follows: "The
first members onthe Zouaves three called
on one of the miners at Briceville .Sunday,
and after partaking freely of liquor stated
that their comrades would refuse to fire if
commanded to do so, and throw down
their arms. They said they were in sym
pathy with the miners and would not
fight them. Lieutenant Lauter did wore
than they, however. He constantly talked
to the men of his company about the mat
ter, arguing that the miners were right
and that he, for one, would not fight."
Four Thousand Well Armed Men.
It is said that the miners who are under
arms at the mines are not as pacific as
their committee here. A dispatch from
Briceville says 4,001) well armed miners at
Briceville and Coal Creek are waiting for
the militia. A bloody battle will certainly
occur if the troops go there. Advices
from various points in Tennessee, Vir
ginia and Kentucky indicate Vhat the
rioters can on short notice raise a force of
10,000 efficient men. Monday night the
rioters formed on Walden's ridge and pre
pared to roll down huge holders on the
eoldiem should tbey approach. The tele
graph wires are still intact, but it is hard
to get word from Coal Creek
.RELIEF WORKS IN IRELAND.
Balfour Makes a Statement Comments
of Irish Members.
London, July 2a In the house of com
mons yesterday the committee of supply
favorably reported a bill which calls for
the appropriation of 60,000 wherewith to
pay the salaries and expenses . connected
with the government relief measures in
Ireland Balfour, chief secretary for Ire
land, In connection with1 the report of the
committee and in support of its recom
mendations, made a detailed statement of
the relief works which had been inaugu
rated and were in course of construction,
or which had already been completed. It
was, Balfour said, the intention of the
government .hat these works should prove
a permanent means for the promotion of
the welfare of the inhabitants of Ireland.
When it was considered how great were
the difficulties which attended the vast
system of relief works which extended
from the exixeme north to the extreme
south of Ireland, it must be acknowledged
that the government had not been want
ing in appreciation of its duty. Cheers.
Tim Bealy Finds Some Fault.
' Tim Healy acknowledged that the gov
ernment haJ performed a very useful
work. He, however, vigorously charged
that in the carrying out of the govern
ment's system of relief the county of Don
egal had been neglected. Alfred Webb,
Nationalist jiember, said that he gave full
credit to BaJ'our for the work which he
had performed. Webb said that he had
from his own observation realized how ef
fectively tho pressing necessities of the
people had been relieved, and he congrat
ulated the chief secretary for Ireland upon
the success of his efforts. Nevertheless he
(Webb) still felt bitter humiliation as an
Irishman that these constant grants of re
lief to his suffering countrymen were
necessary. He regarded the fact that they
were so necessary as showing how utterly
wrong was the present system of govern
ment in Ireland.
MEXICAN METHOD OF PAYING DEBTS.
It Will Result in an Execution A Mur
derer Betrayed by Bis Little Girl.
City of Mexico, July 23. -Leonardo
Gomex and Epafano and Carmen Levya
borrowed money of Jose D. Jesus Rivas in
the village of Sau Rafael and they would
not pay on time, and, resenting his impor
tunity, planned to kill him. Gomez per
suaded Rivas to assist him in cleaning out
his well. The well was sixty feet deep.
When Rivas reached the bottom Gomez
rolled rocks and adobe upon him until the
unfortunate creditor was buried alive.
The secret was kept eight days. It was
betrayed by Gomez's little girl. She went
to a neighbor's for water and was asked
why she did not take it from her father's
well, and replied: "Because my papa has a
man buried in the well." Gomez was ar
r rested and the well drained. He now
awaits trial with his accomplices.
Trotting and Running Races.
Petkoit, July 23. At the Driving Club
course yesterday Charley C won the 2:!il
trot, best time of winner and race 2:19,''.
The 2:17 trot was won by Mambrino Maid,
best time of winner and race 2:15. Guy
was driven to beat his record, but couldn't
do better than 2:13. Nelson could not
break his record either, his time being
Chicago, July 23. Winners at Garfield
park yesterday: John Adams, mile,
1KCS; Camilla, 1 mile 1:49V; Ed Bell, 9
furlongs, l:5i-; Lorenzo, 1 mile, 1:42; Roy
S, i mile, 0:fc; Borealis, mile,
At Hawthorne: G. W. Cook, 6 fur
longs, 1:2S,'; Allan Bane, mile, l:03j;
Strathmaid, mile, l:03?-4; Maggie Lebus,
mile, 1:03; 4; Elphin, steeple chase, short
course, 3:35 j.
Alliance Men to Speak for Campbell.
Pittsbcrg. July 23. Governor Camp
bell, of Ohio, arrived in Pittsburg yester
day. The governor was met at the sta
tion by a large number of prominent
Democrats and escorted to the Seventh
Avenue hotel for breakfast. The governor
was then giveu two receptions one at the
Standard club and the other at Silver
Lake grove. He was confident of winning
his gubernatorial fight and said that
Cleveland would be asked to make six
.speeches. Governor Hill, Jerry Simpson
and Senator Peffer would also speak for
Meeting of Nashville Workmen.
Nashville, July 23. At a largely at
tended mass meeting of laboring men of
the city of Nashville last night resolutions
were adopted denouncing the convict
lease systetr as unjust, pernicious, and
unwise; declaring that the east Tennes
see coal miners are being oppressed and
intimidated by said system; extending the
sympathy of the meeting to "our strug
gling brothe.-s;" demanding the repeal -of
the convict lease laws, ana declaring that
the Nashville workingmen will aid the
Will Test the "Jim Crow" Car Law.
St. Paul, July 23. The Tennessee law
requiring separate railroad coaches for
colored people and white people is to be
tested by Samuel Hardy, of this city.
Hardy has just returned from attending
the Afro-American league convention in
Tennessee. He was traveling on a Monon
train and on passing the Tennessee line
was compelled by the conductor to enter
the colored . iach. His case is conducted
by F. L. McGhee, a colored attorney, who
is acknowledged a capable lawyer.
Swell Wedding in London.
LoSDOX, July 23. The marriage of
Miss Ethel Forbes-Leith, of New York, to
Captain Charles Rosden Burn, of the
First Royal dragoons and aide-de-camp to
the Duke of Connaught, was solemnized
at the Churcn of the Holy Trinity, Chel
sea, yesterday. The church was filled with
American and English fashionabLs,
among the most distinguished personages
present being the Princess Ixmise of
Lorne, Duke and Duchess of .Connaught,
and United states Minister Lincoln.
Revolted Against the Government.
Euexos Ayres, July 23. News has
reached here that a number of troops sta
tioned at Co- rjentes, capital of the prov
ince of the same name, revolted against
the government. After severe fighting,
in which four men were killed, the out
break was suppressed and the leaders of
Mew Bridge Across the Mississippi.
Keokl'K, la., July 23. At a mass meet
ing held here Tuesday it was decided that
the city will build a high bridge across
the Mississippi river, connecting Keokuk
with the Illinois shore, exclusive of the
railway bridge. Congress has already
granted a charter.
SAT ON THE FIGHT.
Minnesota Law Gains a Victory
at St. Paul. , 1
THE SLUGGING MATCH PEOHTBITED.
Gov. Merrlam Calls Out the Troops, the
Sheriff Commands the Peaee and the
Sports A re . in . the Dumps'; Also the
Athletic Club Men President Cow'-I
Complains Bitterly That the Authori
ties Were So Long Acting A Costly
Business for the Club Mew Arrange
St. Paul, July 23. So far as Minnesota
isconcerned the law and order people won a
big victory yesterday, for at the last moment
almost the officials decided to act, and the
Hall-Fitr.simmons fight was declared off.
It is not off, however, unless the Wiscon
sin authorities put their veto upon it also,
is at midnight yesterday word went out to
holders of all ticket to remain in town nntil
today arrangements having been perfect
ed for the fight to take place across the line
in Wisconsin. Where it js to occur had
not transpm. .1 at a late hour, and may not
until it is tine for those interested to take
the cars or other conveyances for the bat
A Hurrying to and Fro.
Beardless young fellows in fatigue uni
forms hurried in twos and three through
the streets of the capital as the sun was
going down last evening. Gangs of men
at the street corners, and blocking up the
entrances to the hotels, glanced with for
bidding brows at the youngsters as they
passed by, and filled the air with impreca
tions loud and deep, and out in the north
ern suburbs the setting sun cast its shad
ows over a big circular structure, which
stood solitary and desolate, save for the
old watchman who sat smoking at the en
trance. The young men were members of
the local companies of the national guard,
who had been ordered to prevent a fight
that had already been abandoned. The
men at the corners were disappointed
sports, and the deserted structure was the
amphitheatre in which the fight was to
have taken place.
Sports Disappointed and Disgusted.
A more disappointed, disgusted lot of
sports than St. Paul contained last night
has probably never been gathered together
anywhere or under any circumstances.
They had come from far and near, from
Houston and from San Francisco, from
New Orleans and Winnipeg, from British
Columbia and from the sister city across
the river. The action of the authorities
yesterday morning came upon the aggre
gation of sports like a thunderclap. The
proclamation issued Tuesday by Governor
Merriam, and the arraignment of Fits
simmons and his trainers in the police
court, had been regarded by the friends of
Fitzsimmons and Hall as very much in
the nature of a bluff, and there seemed to
be a very general understanding that,
having thus offered a sop to the protest-"
ing law reform element, the powers that
be would allow the influential citizens,
who make up the governing body of the
Minnesota Athletic club, to go ahead with
their programme in their own way.
THE SHERIFF WAS ON THE LIST
Preferred to Save His
Bead from the Block.
When therefore- Sheriff Bean, whose
name was actually on the list of invited
guests, put his foot down yesterday and
declared that he preferred to offend, his
friends and . disappoint the assembled
sports to losing his own official head,
there was consternation and dismay.
Even t hen the club directorate might have
determined to take the chances had not
the governor hastened . to the support of
the subordinate official by issuing instruc
tions to the adjutant general to hold four
roinpanies of National guards in readi
ness to suppress the fight, and when the
"call to arms" had been circulated the
fact was realized at last that Merriam and
Bean meant what they had said, and that
it would be worse than ridiculous for the
organization to fly in the face of organ -ized
law and authority. Visions of riots
and bloody conflict were conjured up in
the meeting of the board and reluctantly
the word went out that so far as St. Paul
was concerned the fight was off for good
What the Managers Expected.
President T. Z. Cowles, of the Athletic
club, suid yesterday: -Up to noon today
it was hoped that under a fair and reason
able execution of the law. which makes a
prize fight a misdemeanor, and not a
felony, as is the case in many other states,
the contest could proceed and the club
have the opportunity of to some extent
covering its loss. The club asked that
the sheriff be content with arresting the
principals and putting them under bond
for future appearance and that the law be
allowed to take its course after the event.
The sheriff was disposed to adopt this
policy, but under a threat from the gov
ernor of inst jit removal from office if he
did not prevent the fight by any means in
the power ot the state, the sheriff was
obliged to notify the club t hat he should
be on band prepared to stop the fight.
Expectations Not Realized.
"It was als. stated that the governor had
ordered the First regiment under arms for
the purpose of assisting the sheriff. In
such a state o things the club could not
think of pre ceding with the contest, and
as the result .." a conference, in which the
mayor, chief ol police, sheriff, county at
torney, and club officials took part at
noon to-day, the club threw up the sponge
and declared the fight off. The club loses
its deposit 1 $3,000 as a forfeit to protect
the contestants, and in addition about
(9,000 ex pen... d in constructing the pavil
ion and for her necessary expenses. Un
der the circumstances, the action of the
state authoi ties was cruel and unjust, as
the fight co 1 . and should have been pre
sented thirty to sixty days ago."
An Amphitheatre for Sale.
The amphitheatre of the 'Athletic cluV
with its accommodations for 30,000, could
have been Lad for the asking yesterday.
Representatives of pretty well every rail
road centering in the town offered special
trains for carrying vtbe crowd to
any outside point that might be chosen;
and exceptional facilities at Hudson,,
Wis., outside of Governor Merriam's jur
isdiction and only a half hour's ride from
the city, were proffered. The New Orleans
contingent, which is. headed by G. M.
Franks, of the Southern Athletic club,
was so chagrined at the results of the day
that one time tbey talked about having s
special train.taking all who wanted togo to
the Crescent city and getting the men to
gether cm their arrival for a (10,000 purse
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