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10 CENTS A'WEEK,"MukJ 'EDITION. TOPEKA, KANSAS, SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 14, 1894.
TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. MADELJfWIHS. The Jury in the Breckinride Pollard Case, Hinders Its Verdict In Open Court Today, Awarding Miss Pollard $1 5,000 Damages. TESTIMONY GONE OVER Wilson Says One of Breckin ridge's Statements Is a "Clean Shaven Bald-Headed Obese Lie." Washington, 4:43 p. m. The jury rendered a verdict in favor of Miss Pol lard aud awards her $15,000 damages. How the Verdict Was Krel vel. At 25 minutes before 5 o'clock there was a rush toward the courtroom. Judge Bradley and the jury entered atone door, CoL Breckinridge, his son and Col. Phil Thompson at the other. There was some delay in wait ing for the other parties. Every one knew the jurors had not come in to ask for instructions, because they carried their coats and hats. The jury had leen out only one hour and twenty-eight minutes. There was an intense silence. During the interval, the jurors sat looking solemn as the proverbial judge, while Col. Thompson and the gray-haired defendant conferred in whispers. Five minutes passed before Attorney Carlisle representing Miss Pollard en tered. Judge Bradley requested the people to refrain from demonstrations. Then the verdict of $15,000 for the plain tiff was announced. There was no expression of approval, or disapproval from the crowd. Col. Breckinridge himself rose to make a motion for a new trial and the court ad journed. There was nothing but expressions of approval and regrets that the amount was net larger. Among the few senators in the striate chamber when the Associated Press bulletin that the verdict of the Pollard-"j3reckinridge jury was $15,0J0 for the plaintiff was announced to senators and rapidly passed around-the chamber. Whrn the Jury Went Out. "Washington, April 14. At 3:11 the Breckinridge case was given to the jury. Jere Wilson finished his argument at2:3J aud the judge then gave his charge to the jury. There was a lively scene in the Breckinridge court today. Jere Wil son denounced as a lorgery the alleged letter Breckinridge had produced as re ceived from Miss Pollard and said it had been copied from the Wessie Brown let ter which attorney Stoll had carried in his pocket. "Mr. Wilson," demanded Attorney Btoll, "do you mean to insinuate that I committed that forgery?" "1 do not." replied Mr. Wilson. "I say some skilled penman committed that forgery." "Do you mean to say that I was a party to itr" "I sav you had the Wessie Brown let ter, did you' not," demanded Wilson fiercely; "did not "you?" "I did," replied Mr. Stoll, and for a moment, the air was surcharged with belligerency. "I do not propose," utter ed Judge Wilson, "that you shall stand here and traduce my client by the hour and intimidate me from the. discharge of my duty." Then he rumbled in a knowing way, "I know some things." Butterworth said: "Wilson says that Charles Stoll forged that letter." "lie will hear from that again," re marked Mr. Stoll. The remark reached Judge Wilson, and he stepped forward from his chair. "What was it?" he asked. "There is another court than this one," answered Mr. StolL "What do j'ou mean?" asked the tall, cadaverous gray haired India nan. "I mean," responded Mr. Stoll. most deliberately, "that you state that I forg ed a letter which 1 denounce as vile aud infamous." "What do you mean by another court," demanded Mr. Wilson fiercely; "what do you mean by the other court?" Here Judge Bradley interposed: '-Xow gentlemen," he said, "I think you had better not proceed with this." There was a moment's pause, no one had more to say and Wilson proceeded perfectly cool, with his argument. Every other point of the defense hav ing been disposed of, Mr. Wilson said there remained but the statement of the defendant that there was a mutual un derstanding that the contract to marry should not be carried out, and that he characterized picturesquely as "Clean shaven, baldheadfd obese falsehood," manufactured to tit the exegencies of the case. He discussed the probability of a women abont to give birth to a child consenting to such an arrangement and reviewed the testimony of Mrs. Blackburn to show that CoL Breckinridge had 4aken the aggressive in the proclaiming to Mrs. Black bnrn the engagement and declaring that he never intended to marry any 6ne tut Madeline Pollard and that her jealousy of Mrs. Wing was ab surd. The Judte'i Chart e. Following is a summary of Judge Bradley's charge to the jury: Public opinion should not weigh a feather weight, abstract principles were not to be vindicated nor the country girl, the home and the family. Personal pinions, or wifchea based on the rela tions between the parties on other facts were not to be considered. It was only a question whether a contract to marry existed and whether If broken there was an excuse for breaking it The verdict was not to vindicate the charac ter of either party. Although if the tes timony was unfit to be reviewed, it was to be said, to the credit of both parties that they handed in delicate details as carefully and decently as possible. Nearly all of the counsel had observed the same restraint and he regretted that this could not be said ok all the counsel. Here all eyes were turned toward Phil Thompson. Any revolting standards of manhood which had been set up were not to be weighed as evidence, nor were collateral details to be allowed to obscure the main issue. TO LEAVE BRECKINRIDGE. A Suit For Divorce It Brought 15 y Mrs. Breckinridge. New York, April 14. A Washington dispatch to a morning paper says it is rumored that a suit for divorce will be brought by Mr3. Breckinridge imme diately upon the expiration of the pres ent suit. It is said that Mrs. Breckinridge turned over a large portion of her fortune to de fray the costs of the trial, aud that she was nearly prostrated when her husband on the witness stand frankly confessed the nature and relatively recent date of his relations with Miss Pollard. SIMPSON VERY, ILL. The Kansas Populist SUtMinu In a Criti cal Condition. Washington, April 14. Representa tive Simpson, who has been confined to his bed for four weeks, is in a very critical condition, but his physician be lieves that by careful nursing the chances are slightly in favor of his recovery. Mr. Simpson is suffering with kidney trouble, similar to Bright' disease. BIG RAINS OUT WEST. Pratt Reporti Steady Rains for Thirty Boars at Tlixt J'ulnr. Pratt, Kan., April 14. It has been raining steadily here for thirty hours. The best rain for two years. Prospects at eleven to-day are for more. This county haa been one of the counties the secretary of agriculture has classed among the driest. This soaking rain, however, gives Pratt county great prospects for good crops. STATE FAIR RECEIVER. A New One Wanted in Place of William -V 1 1 e ii bells. Two applications have been made to Judge Hazen for the appoiutment of a new receiver for the Kansas State Fair association to take - the place of the late Col. W. A. Sells. . II. A. Heath filed one application through his atlornej, James A. Truut man, and says he is one of the heaviest creditors of the association. Frank H. Foster also tiled an applica tion on behalf of the fair association in which he says the affairs of the associa tion are being badly managed and the appointment of a receiver is absolutely necessary. 1NGALLS EXPLAINS. Says He er Hail Any Active Connec tion With Trust & lUuklng Co. - Atchison, Kas., April 14. John J. Ingalls said to a representative of the Al'sociated Press he never received to exceed $51)0 a year as president of the defunct Kansas Trust Ss Banking com pany. Of late years he did not receive anything at all. He is still owner of $7,000 of the stock of the company, for which he paid cash and for- some of it a premium. His total receipts from the company in salary and dividends amounted to $3,700, while his losses and lia bilities by the failure of the company amounted to $24,000, to be diminished by whatever dividends may be received from the assets hereafter. Mr. Ingalls also stated as is generally known that he never had any active con nections with the management of the company. GEN. SLOCUJi DEAD. Ater a Week's Illneits With Pneumonia the End Came This Morning. New York, April 14. Gen. Henry W. Slocum died at his residence in Brooklyn, after about a weeks illness of pneumonia. Gen. Slocum had been ill only a few days, and death was not expected. Just before 6 o'clock last night he suddenly began to sink. At 11 o'clock he fell into a sleep, which continued three quarters of an hour. A few minutes before midnight he awoke and spoke to his family. At 12:03 per fectly conscious of his approaching end, he died a painless death. Immediately after, the house was closed, the tele phone muffled, and no information at all given out of the general's death until af ter 2 o'clock this morning. I. P. Hotel Arrivals. L. R. Wright, Emporia; J. II. Sears, Lawrence; W. F. Jordan, Beloit; W. F. Montgomery, Omaha; E. M. Wilcox, Kansas City; T. H. Barland, St. Joe; Harry Anderson. St. Louis; F. O. Mc Garic, Quincy; Albert Johnson, Kansas City; G. H. Harris, Ft. Scott; Geo. M. Kellam, Richland; C. E. Foote, MarioD; J. M. Henry, Chicago. The Crowning: lirantjr of Woman Is a luxuraot growth of Hair. Beggs' Hair Renewer is guaranteed to give satisfaction, aa it is a purely a vegetable preparation, and acts directly on the roots of the hair. Sold and warranted by W. R. Kennady, 4th and Ka3 Ave. Mfgirs' little Ulant Pills Are the most complete pill on the mar ket, besides being the cheapest, as one pill is a dose, and forty doses in each bottle. Every pill guaranteed to give satisfaction by W. R. Kennady, 4th and Kas. Ave. Infirmary to Cost $11,000. Olathe, April 14. Today the county commissioners awarded the contract to build a new county . infirmary to I. X. Mitchell of Olathe, at a cost of $11,276. The building is to be a three story brick. THEY'RE COURnGEOUS Coxey's Army EncountersAlmost Impassable Roads, , But No Desertions from the Little Band Reported. LIKE JOHN BROWN'S. The March Compared to Har per's Ferry Episode. Kelley's Army Compelled to Go Through Nebraska. Grantsville, M6L, April 14. The members of the little army of common weal which is slowly but Burely moving pn to Washington passed a fairly com fortable night, considering it from their standpoint. The past three days has been a won derful test of physical endurance on man and beast. W hile the men have borne up bravely, even, attempting to keep up their spirits with song aud jest, while wading in the snow and mud with the storm penetrating their rags with ease; the horses have been the greatest stif erers. From the start two horses have been attached to the commissary, band and supply wagons. The long march had told on the animals before Uniontown was reached but when the climbing of the mountains had begun, tiie poor creatures were barely able - to struggle along. It was thought at one time Thursday that the wagons could not be brought to this town. The panorama wagon norse gave completely out and was removed and the Texas pony Princess, used by Oklahoma Sam, was harnessed up. Ail day Thursday the army straggled along forover two miles on the national pike. Each of the live communes is placed in the rear of a wagon. Thus as the march progressed the horses dropped further and further to the rear, scattering the forces to an unusual degree. The men are in good spirits today but they have experienced the discomforts of mountain travel, that they rather dread the tramp of fourteen miles toFrostburg. The road is reported to be in a bad con dition. This with the other drawbacks to speedy traveling w ill result in a con sumption of at least live hours before the camp is settled for the night. POLICE OT DEEDED. Mayor of Grand Island Vouches for tha . Industrials Ooocl Character. Omaha,-April 14. The San Francisco branch of the industrial army reached North Platte, Neb., in 27 Union Pacific box cars, at 8:20 this morning, and after a stop of ten minutes to change engines, proceeded to Willow Island, a 6iding thirty miles east, where breakfast was taken. President McLaughlin, of the Grand Island city council, met the army there and after seeing how orderly the soldiers were, he wired the mayor and chief of police of his city that the special force of officers ordered to meet the train could be disbanded and all that was necessary to be done to see that a big box of coffee and 500 pounds of bread were on hand to help feed the soldiers. 'i he train will reach Grand Island at 3 p. m. and will arrive in Omaha about midnight. FOREBODES I NsUKRECTIOX.. Grand faster SoT.reitn Says Coxey's Movement is Like John llrown'i. Boston, April 14. In an interview to day Grand Master Workman Sovereign said Coxey's movement was the forebod ing of an insurrection. Thousand of toilers were watching it, ready to resent any abuse the army may receive from municipal, state or national officials. The army was to workingmen today what John Brown's party was to the slaves before the war. RINGLING'S SHOW. It Will Exhibit at Tnpaka on Monday, May 14 h. B. M. Drake, agent of Ringttng Bros. circus left a check for $160 with City Clerk McFadden today for the license to show and give a street parade in Topeka on May 14th. Of this amount $150 is for the big show and $10 for the side-show. LOCAL MENTION. Melissa B. Alexander has applied to the district court for a divorce from her husband, Robert T. Alexander. . James W. Waters, aged 12 years, died of dropsy yesterday at his home, 834 East Eighth street. The funeral oc curred today. The regents of the State university have elected Prof. A. S. Olin, formerly superintendent of the schools of Kansas City, Kas., to the chair of assistant pro fessor of the chair of pedagogy. Probate Judge Elliott this afternoon is sued a marriage license to Alva C Shinn and Laura M. Crall. They are members of the Church of God and will be mar ried by the pastor of that church to night. Westbound trains have been packed to the guards yesterday and today. This is the last day the cheap California rate is effective. The rate haa been $33 50 for the round trip, or $20 one way. Now the old rate is restpred of $65.50 for the round trip, or $30 one way. Col. R. J. Hinton, whose John Brown's book is soon to be issued from the press of Funk & Wagnall's New York, has J . I : . . II:.. ; l " given iiiti iitsiurictti society prooi prints of some of the portraits and fac similes which are to appear in the book: two of John Brown, and many other well known Kansas pioneers; fac similes of poems by William D. Howells, Edna Dean Proctor, and Edmond C. Steadman, and of the commission of George B. Gill as secretary of the treasury in accord ance with the provisions of John Brown's provisional constitution. MORE FAKE NEWS. Sow the Capital "Published a Biased Re port In the Liswood Wreck Case. Some of our Kansas cotemporaries are evidently getting onto the ways of the Capital as will appear from the follow ing item taken from the last issue of the Clay Center Times: . "Both the Capital and Kansas City Journal insist that the jury in the Linwood wrecking case tried in this county last week stood nine hi favor ot the Rock Island road to three against. The fact of the matter is that the jury stood eleven against the road aud - one for ft. By tiie way. tor straight news tire reiwrts of that trial in the Capital were wonderfully biased. An un prejudiced person miht have guessed that tho correspondent was boarding with the Koek island crowd and drawiug his pav from the same source, as he probably was.' It was very apparent from the reports themselves, that they were written in the interests of the Rock Island com pany. For the purpose of gaining more in formation upon the subject a reporter called at the office of A. L Williams, general attorney of the Union Pacific system this morning. Mr. Williams was out of the city, but Mr. Loo mis. his as sistant, was in the office and did not seem averse to telling what he knew and thought' about the Capital reports con cerning this case. "Jlr; Loomis, have you any informa tion in regard to the Capital reports of the Linwood wreck case recently tried at Clay Center, and especially, as to whether those reports wero corrects" I am fully informed about those re ports, and know them to have been not only incorrect, but intentionally so. The correspondent of the Capital was sent to .Clay Center as the paid servant of the Rock Island company to write up the case in the interests of that company." "Was there any color for the report which appeared in last Sunday's Capital, to the effect that upon the discharge of the jury, they stood nine- for the Rock Island, and three for the plaintiff r" 'Absolutely none. The jury stood eleven for the plaintiff and one for the Rock Island Co. from the time they went to the jury room until they were dis charged. This information was freely given out by all of the jurors as soon as they- were discharged, and there was no possible chance for any doubt upon the subject. The statement of the Capi tal's correspondent in reference tonineof the jurors being for the Rock Island company was a willful falsehood. I will say further that before the case was sub mitted to the jury it was well known to myself and several other parties that the jury would hang, and we also knew the name of the man who would hang it. I am satisfied that the Capital correspond ent not only knew before the case was submitted to the jury that it would stand eleven to one, but also knew who the one was, and knew why the jury would stand eleven to one. If the correspondent of the Capital had actually been in Clay Center at the time the jury was discharged, he would have known as common street talk, that the foreman of the jury, in the presence of' all the -other, jurymen, de nounced the man who hung the jury, as having been bought and paid to do it. And he wourfd have known that the en tire community, without regard to their feelings in reference to the controversy between the two roads, believed the i'ore mau told the truth." "Mr. Loomis, can you briefly state the nature of the controversy between the different parties to that case?" I can. Upon the second of January last, a Rock Island freight train ran into a Union Pacific freight train at Linwood, Kansas, killing seven or eight persons who were on the Union Pacific train. The rear lights of the Union Pacific train were continuously and plainly visible from the Rock Island train for at least a mile and a half beyond the point of the collision, and the men in charge of the Rock Island train knew the Union Pacific train was immediately ahead of them, for the Rock Island train had pushed the Union Pacific train over a grade at Law rence, which was the station west of the point where the collision occured. The collision was necessarily the result of negligence upon the part of one or both of the companies. Both could not be guilty, but both could not be innocent. Any effort made by one company to exorerate itself would of necessity have a tendency to throw the blame upon the other. Casper Dit mar, one of the parties injured in the wreck, sued both companies. In the trial which followed each road claimed that the collision was the fault of the other, and it was therefore, a legitimate tight between the two companies to establish the guilt of the other, but the question belonged to the courts and not. to the newspapers. The case, however, from start to finish, was tried in the Capital, contemporaneously with its trial at Clay ('enter. For this purpose the Rock Island company hired a reporter to send an account of what did not take place, to the Capital. The reports which appeared in the Capital from day to day were so favorable for the Rock Island company that it was necessary to make a more favorable showing as to how the jury stood, upon their discharge, than the facts would warrant. The correspondent therefore drew upon his imagination and stated that nine of the jurors were for the Rock Island company, knowing at the time he made the statement that only one of the jurors was in favor of that company." TILLMAN ACTS. Rapidly Discharging (he Mutlnoas Mlll tlsinin Sisw Companies Organizing. Columbia, S. C, April 14. Governor Tillman has begun to dismiss from the military service of the state those com panies which failed to respond to his call during the Darlington trouble. lie wrote a letter today to the captain of one company which failed to respond, telling him that he did not want such "recre ants" of South Carolina in her military service. The reorganization of the mili tia of the state is going on speedily. Many new companies which will in the future be loyal to the commander-in-chief have been organized and ask to be mustered into service. Remember the concert tonight at the Swedish Lutheran church, cornerJFourth and '1 yler. Professors from Bethany col lege, Lindsborg. Bran new programme. Remember the concert tonight at the Swedish Lutheran church, corner Fourth and Tyler. Professors from Bethany col lege, Lindsborg. Bran new programme. ARE THEK0H1IIIG. Two of the Biggest Railroads in the West, May Build Into Topeka Within the Year. BOTH ARE MOVING. Alton and Burlington Want the Kansas Business. AnAir Line Between Topeka and Kansas City Proposed. Two of the strongest railroad systems in the west have their eyes on Topeka and it is easily within the range of the possible that they will both be running their trains direct from Chicago into To peka before long. These two railroads are the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy and the Chicago and Alton. Both of these roads have been anxious to get into Kansas ever since tne Rock Island built into this territory. Their jealousy for the Rock Island aud their fear that the Santa Fe may at any time break its traffic arrangement with them and refuse to pool with them on eastern business. If the Santa Fe should do this and assist on carrying all the fceight from Kansas lines into Chicago over its own lines the Burlington and the Alton would suffer heavily and would be forced to build into Kansas in order to protect them selves. What Harrison Said. To a Stat& Journal reporter today Mayor T. W. Harrison said: "When I was in Kansas City a few days ago, I had a long talk with some railroad in vestors who were making inquiries about l'opeka. 'They told me that they are and have been for some time contem plating the building of an air line railroad between Kansas City and Topeka to be, at its completion, turned over to either the Burlington or Alton, either road they said would jump at the chance of purchasing such a line already con structed. "They said they could place, all the railroad bonds necessary to build new lines of railroad through any good coun try, and they considered an air line be tween Tope Ha and Kansas City, the most desirable road now in process of con struction. ' "It is true that the Santa Fe and Union Pacific, roads both have short lines into Kansas City; both roads have 'a mileage of about 6t or 67 miles between those points. A much shorter road could be built, however. The Rock Island a few years ago made a survey, shortening the route about six or seven miles. They proposed tocross the river twice, and run north of Lawrence directly into Kausas City. 'These gentlemen I talked with are railroad investors, and they know what they are talking about. "The Burlington seems anxious to get into Kansas as is shown by their building their new steel bridge across the Mis souri river at Leavenworth. Thgy did riot build that bridge simply to get into Leavenworth and they did not build it for other roads to use. "If the Burlington pushes on to Tope ka from Leavenworth over the line of the old Southwestern, there is little doubt but that the Alton would not be slow in coming into the capital of Kansas over the proposed Kansas City and Topeka air line. "Topeka should encourage the build ing of these roads." The extension of these two lines of trunk road into Kansas would not be considered a blessing at Kansas City, as it would no doubt result in the destruc tion of the Missouri river as a re-billing point and would enable Topeka mer chants to get as good freights rates from the east as Kansas City now gets. NEW CORPORATIONS. Charters Secured for Corporations for Various Purposes. Charters were filed in the office of sec retary of state as follows: The Winfieid Prospecting and Mining company of Winfieid. Capital stock $5,0u0. Directors, W. C. Robinson, J. P. Baden, P. II. Albright, J. E. Conklin, Ed Pate, James Lorten and W. T. Madden all of Winfieid. The English and German Aid and Ed ucational association. Capital stock $1,000. Trustees, Robt Kneisler, J. S. Conwell and W. D. Marmaduke. The Whitewater Cemetery association. Directors, Charles Miller, G. P. Neiman, II. Acker, W. M. Finch and J. C. Kirk wood all of Whitewater. BANK STATEMENT. The Reserve Fund Increased Very Little In the Past Week.' New York, April 14. The weekly bank statement shows the following changes: Reserve, increase, $330,025; loans, in crease, $6,312,800; specie, increase, $478, 600; legal tender, increase, $1,809,800; deposits, increase, $90,090,000; circula tion, decrease, $102,600. The banks now hold $83,331,000 in ex cess of the requirement of the 23 per cent. rule. j '-". RECEIVERS STAY IN. Judge Jenkins Decides Adversely to the Petition Filed. Milwaukee, April 14. Judge Jenkins this afternoon handed down his decision on the petition of certain of the Northern Pacific stockholders to remove the re ceivers. The judee dismisses the petition as to Messrs. Payne and Rouse. As to Mr. Oakes, the petition will be retained for the purpose of an investigation xjf the Rocky Fork Commercial company mat ter, which will be referred to a master to be named later on. - FIFTEEN PARDONS . Issued toy the Governor Today to Peni tentiary Convicts. The governor has issued fifteen good behavior pardons and restoration of citi zenship for inmates of the state peniten tiary. These pardons are merely issued Bhortly before each man's term expires in order to restore him to citizenship. Moses Londerback of Douglas county, convicted of grand larceny, arson and burglary and sentenced for 11 years. Ills sentence was shortened two years by good behavior. ' Joseph Ryan, (an alias) who was convict ed of larceny in this city and sentenced to one and a half years gets off with one year four months. Edward Wilson, sentenced for three years from Ft. Scott for burglary and larceny, had his sentence commuted to two years and seven months. Chas. J. Miller of Harper county re ceived five years for manslaughter in the second degree. He is let off with four years and one month. Max Hold, convicted of highway rob bery in Kansas City. Kas., and sentenced for five years, has also served four years and one month and is discharged. Joe Muldraw of Riley county received a sentence of three and one-half years for perjury and breaking jail. He is i-t off for good behavior with three and one month. The following men serving one year sentences were pardoned for good be havior. They have their sentences re duced from one to three months: Albert Surnhorn, of Harvey; Geo. Dickson, of Harvey; Wm. Bowen, of McPherson; Moxey, (alias) of Sumner; looil Stammers, of .Miami; Julius Good, of Jackson; A. J. Barbee, of Washington; Wm. Ihloff, of Harvey, and Jirn Williams of Allen. JOE LOWE'S TEAKS EFFECTIVE. C. S. K. earns for Whom They Pleuded. 11 as Keen Pardoned. The Journal of Wednesday evening told how Joe Lowe and Senator Rodgers had appeared before the board of par dons and shed tears profusely while ask ing for the release of C. S. Kearns, a farmer of lladdam, Washington couuty, who had been couvicted of manslaughter and sentenced to eighteen months in the penitentiary. The board of pardons is made up of humane men and when they saw Lowe's tears they analyzed them and found them genuine. From that moment their minds were made up and they were nut slow in recommending a pardon. Tim governor approved the recommendation aud when the board of pardons went to Lansing hey took with them the papers which gave Kearns his freedom. STATE HO V E SOTES Soma Items of Interest Picked I'p'in K(atehoue and Corridor. C. J. Johnson, of Smith Center, called upon state officers to-day. - P. H. MeEihone, "ex-sheriff of Smith county, was a visitor at Secretary of State Osborne's office to-d y. Secretary Wykes of the Duard of pul lic works has returned from Winfieid, where he went to inspect the new water works system and the addition recently built to the state idiotic asylum. lie says that the new waterworks are as effective as any he ever saw. lion. Jay F. Close, county attorney of Republic county, visited the attorney general yesterday. The C. B. St t. se cured a temporary restraining order against the collection of taxes by the county treasurer and county commission ers and Mr. Close held a consultation with Attorney General Little with ref erence to the matter. TIE UP IS CO M P L ET E On the Great Northvrn Kiad From the Dftkotai to the Costi. Helena, Mont, April 14. The tie.up on the Great North is comjlete as far as Helena, Butte and Great Falls are con cerned. Seventeen hundred employes on the western division have struck. One hun dred men voluntarily acted as guards for the company's property last night. The strikers offered to forward mail, but as no orders came mail cars have not been moved. The men claim the mayors of Great Falls, Helena and Butte approve their course. There is no strike on the eastern divis ion. The strike is confined to the lines west of Minola, N. D. The American Railway union is a young organization with a large rnem bership, but a comparatively small fund in the treasury and it is a little doubtful how long a strike they can stand. The strike includes all connected with the handling of traffic, including train dispatchers and telegraphers. Last year all wages under $120 were reduced 15 per cent, and from $120 to $200, 20 per cent, except the engineers and firemen who had a contract to be broken only by mutual consent. During the winter the company wished to ar range a new schedule, A cominitee was sent to St. Paul to con fer, but were instructed not to accept a reduction. They accepted a six per cent reduction and other slight changes desired by the company, to go into effect March 1. Then a new schedule was prepared for the others to go into effect April 1. This schedule cut on tin eastern divisions and in some cases slightly increased the pay in the Cas cades. A vote was being taken on this schedule at the time of tne strike. (telly 'ot Coming Here. The People's party league mot last evening to make preparations to enter tain Gen. Kelly's army when it reached Topeka. The Journal's dispatches last evening indicated that Kelly was coming this way. Later advices show however, that the railroad managers had decided to take the men through Nebraska, con sequently all preparations made by the Populists here are declared off. Too Much Volition. County Attorney Harry Safford says if the state house officials are going to at tempt to make political capital by hav ing the Republican school found com missioners arrested, he wants th. m t understand, that he will see that M aw nee county will not be held respons.bl for the costs in bringing a suit which l i outlawed by the statute of limitations.