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10 CENTS A WEEK, WOBDSJFJK A Remarkable Indorsement Given Gen. Kelly By General Manager St. John of the Rock Island. Says He is Honest and Thor , oughly in Earnest. BUT STILL. NO CARS. If Transportation is Not Fur nished By Morning:, Kelly's Command Will Move Eastward on Foot. Df.3 Moines, Iowa, April 21. General Manager St John of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railway who passed through this city last night from Council Bluffs talked differently from some other railway men about the "commonweal" army, its purposes and the menace it is to the country. In fact he does not think the people have anything to fear from tne army in passing through the country. "It is made up of sober, intelligent, determined men," he said. "They are nine-tenths of them American born. They are respectable, honest and remarkably well organized. There are no bums among them. The statements that have been sent out about their being tramps and all that sort of thing are utterly untrue. Their leader is a man of brains and character and great determination, and he is a religi ous man, too. He is a perfect gentleman and thoroughly honest "He will never permit any outrages to be done by any of his men if there should be auy inclination in that direction, which there certainly ia not now. He will not permit any tramp or disreputa ble person to enlist in his army, and he will remove the first one he can find. He Las absolute control over his men, which he could never have over a body of tramps, or disreputables. "He 6aid to me that hia men would never go back under any circumstances. They are going to Washington in some way, of that I am sure. 'We may be wrpng,' Kelly said to me, 'but we are de termined to go to Washington and pre sent a living petition to congress; one that cannot be thrown into a waste-paper basket. We think we are right and nothing can stop us. "What they can accomplish, I do. not see, but they are bound to make a pro found impression. There will be 100,000 people in Washington by the tenth day of May on this mission. And what can we do about it. Nothing, but treat them kindly and let them go. The more op position they meet the stronger they be come. The laboring classes all over the country are in sympathy with them. If they have a few more days of such treat ment as they have had the past few days, I tremble to think what may hap pen. You can not tell what a man will do when he is hungry and hunted down." "Did you see the men?" was asked. "Yes, I stopped at Weston at the re quest of Geo. Kelly and saw the men there. They are of the better class and I wouldn't be one bit afraid to take them to Chicago or any other city, for they will do no one any harm. They are mostly educated men, mechanics and a number of railroad men. They have left families in California and they are hoping many of them to get back east where they came from and find something to do to get their families back. They will never return to the west, for there is nothing for them to re turn to. They have been starving there. They are desperate men. desperately in earnest. "This thing is gathering like a whirl wind. It is vtry similar to the French revolution. It is a terrible thing, and it made me sad to find that there were 1,600 respectable, well meaning men re duced to such desperate straits in this country. We expect these things in the old countries, but it is no part of the pro gramme of a republic. It makes ua feel that there is something wrong with the government." THE SITUATION AT OMAHA. Mayor Bemlt Issues Proclamation to the People of Omaha. Omaha, April 21. At noon Mayor Be mia issued the following proclamation: To the Citizens of Omaha: Notice has been served on me as chief executive of the city of Omaha, by the officials of the Chicago, Rock Island fc Pacific railroad and the Burlington fc Missouri River railroad, that their com panies will hold the city liable for all damage don to their property by moba and lawless citizens. Now, therefore, I, George P. Bemia. mayor of the city of Omaha, hereby caution all persons within the boundaries of the city to desist from interfering with the roadways, rolling stock or other property of said corporations, and in all respects t observe the lawa and main tain good order. I furthermore urge and recommend that all parties in sympathy with the in dustrial army now detained near Coun cil Bluffs, contribute to their relief and in securing horses, wagons and subsist ence to enable them to continue their march across Iowa independent of rail road and corporate charity. All con tributions made through the mayor's offiee will ba forwarded to Gen. Kelly aa rapidly as they can be conveyed. Signed Gkobqk P. Bemis, M ayor. Kelly Sialces More Friends. General Kelly is commended on every side for his honesty and upri ght ne3s in refusing the train proffered him by the vast mob that captured it last night The train stolen at Council Bluffs by the engineers and firemen of the Union Pacific was a Union Pacific engine vtiih Union Pacific cars, ou the Rock NIG1IT EDITION. TOPEKA, KANSAS, SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL Island track. Kelly declined it because he had not broken any law and did not intend to start in hers. His course has won him - more friends than ever. A largely attended meeting was held in Knights of Labor hall at 11 o'clock and speeches were made by many labor leaders. All seemed to be at sea aa to the best course to pursue, but every speaker denounced the railroads in most vigor ous language. As to Using: AVaoni. A special to the Bee from Kelly'a camp at 10:o0 a. m. says: Threatening weather has caused General Kelly to de lay hia march back to Council Bluffs. He is waiting to hear the result of ef forts of General Manager St. John and W. II. M. Pusey to secure a train for the army over the Rock Island. He ia also favorably impressed with the suggestion of Mr. Edward Rosewater that he secure teams and make the trip overland to Washington, and he ia already receiving encouraging responses from the farming classes to hia appeal for assistance for this purpose. Kelly expresses the hope that hia friends in Omaha and Council Bluffs will strictly observe the law even though they are laboring under great excite ment The army has only enough pro visions to last for another meal and then if relief does not come they will be com pelled to go back to the Bluffs. Repgrts from all towns near here are to the effect that the people have con tributed plenty of supplies but have no means of getting the stuff to the army. Kelly thinka he will not accept the prop osition for transportation to Kansas City by water except aa a last resort, aa it will not land him any nearer to hia desired destination. AVI 11 Go East on Foot. Kelly's army had a court-martial trial this morning. The court was composed of all the captains of the army and CoL Baker A. -Madison, a private in company H, was tried for violating rules of the in dustrial army by furnishing and using liquor in the camp, and he ia alleged to have been spying on the men in the interest of the railwaya. These charges were proven and he waa found guilty by the court and was ordered dishonorably discharged and publicly drummed out of town. At 12 o'clock Gen. Kelly declared that if transportation was not secured for his army between now and morning he would begin moving on foot eastward through the state. PKEPAKIXG I OK COXEVITES. Coxsy's Men Will lie Allowed to Enter the Capitol. Washington, April 21. The authori ties of the capitol building have perfect ed arrangements for maintaining order about the halls of congress during the coming week. The officials are proceeding on the idea that the Coxey men have the same right as others to visit the capitol. There are fourteen entrances to the capitol, some of them beiag through obscure pas sages. These minor entrances will be closed for the time being. By this arrange ment, the capitol police force can be bet ter disposed and concentrated. Admission to the galleries will be re stricted to the comfortable seating capa city. When the seats are filled, the doors will be closed. Xo restrictions will bs placed on the coming and going of per sona, but they will be expected to keep the passages open and to "move on"' so aa to avoid jams. The closing of the house restaurant is a part of the general plan that has been adopted. MAYOR HARRISON ON' COXEIISM. Do Not Brine Masses of People to Topeka To the Citizens of Topeka: It ia greatly to be deplored that so many people are out of employment and in need of assistance. This condition seems to be general and exists ail over the country and has a tendency to create a spirit of unrest and a disposition .to try and better their condition by going to some other place. v Unemployed people can be much better cared for at their homes than when con gregated in masses which must necessar ily result in great hardships aud suffer ing to many of those who leave their homes and congregate among strangers. It ia hoped that no attempt will be made to incite the congregating of unemployed people in our city. Much hardship and great suffering has resulted from such gatherings in other places and to many the army of the commonweal becomes a common woe. I appeal to our citizens to give all the em ployment they can to those who are out of work and to render every assistance in their power to all those who are in need so as to enable them to remain at their homes and to quiet any feeling of unrest and avoid the gathering of unemployed masses where they cannot be made com fortable or supplied with necessary shel ter and food. Should any of these traveling masses of pilgrims from other places gather in our city, which we earnestly hope may not occur. I trust that our people will treat them kindly and aid them in a speedy departure towards their destina nation. T. W. Harrison, Mayor. COXEY'S COMMON WEAL. it Is Still at Uagsratowa and Is On Ex hibition. uagerstown, Md., April 21. The ad vance column of the Commonweal army remains in camp here. Browe ia bent upon making hia usual speech in the public square and that he may have an opportunity of doing so the march may not be resumed for several days. Souvenirs of the army, such aa badges and ribbons are being sold at good prices, and the camp is being enclosed so that the public will be obliged to pay for a peep at the aggregation, should the public desire it The proceeds go toward sustaining the army. Under WherifT's Hammer. ester, April 21. The sale of the American Waterworks company under mortgage foreclosure, took place at the county court house today. The dumber Oat. CoLCMBrs, O., April 21. According to President -McBride's figures, 132,000 miners stopped work today. A MONSTER STRIKE The One Inaugurated hy the Coal Miners Today, Will Be the Greatest in Coun- try's History. SYMPATHY WITH MEX. Mines Producing- One Hundred Million Tons Stopped. Six Thousand Pittsburg Miners Start the Movement. Pittsburg, Pa., April 21. The great coal strike, so far aa thia district is con cerned at least, 'appears to be a success. At noon today the six thousand men in the river district and the 6,500 in the rail road district laid down their picks, and receiving their wages, quietly left the mines. Dispatches from the Clearfield district report that the 13,00 men also struck and mines are generally closed. In the Phillipsburg region, east of the mountains, all the mines are idle. There the suspension is Clearfield will enforce idleness upon 4,000 men on the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg railroad. In the Connellsville region the men are still at work, but the. leaders expect to have almost the entire region of 18, 000 men out on Monday. The strike promises to be the greatest" in the history of the country. It will in volve, if aa great aa anticipated, nearly 150,000 men, and will stop work ia mines that, produce upwards of 100 million tons of coal last year in the twelve states and territories. These miners received $53, S09.627 in wages in 1890, according to the eleventh census of the United States. In tnat year 139,886 mines produced 79,8S9, 108 tons of coal valued at $09,350,069. Should the strike be effective to the fullest extent anticipated the effect upon tue business of the country would be in calculably injured, as the strike will en force the suspension of many trades de pendent upon the coal industry, and may seriously affect the operation of the rail roads in the states where the miners will go out Many of the operators in this district declare that it is impossible to pay the wafres asked and say they are satisfied to permit the mines to remain idle, but thia does not represent the sentiment of all' the operators, many of whom ac knowledge that the wages demanded could be paid if all would keep faith and not seek to take an advantage. . ST. LOUIS NOT AFFECTED. Operators There Have Contracts With Their Men For Several Month Ye!. 8t. Locis, April 21. According to men interested in coal mines in what is known as the St Louis district, this city will be but little affected by the national strike which has been ordered by President Mc Bride of the National Mine Works asso ciation. General Manager Simpson of the Con solidated Coal company, which brings tho largest supply of coal into St Louis of any concern, stated this morning that he anticipated no trouble. 'The difficulty is all outside of the St Louis districts," he said. "We have con tracts with our miners which have to run some months and both sides are satis fied. The matter is hardly of interest to St. Louis at all." General Manager Williams of the Car terville Coal company said hia men were perfectly satisfied. "We cut ten per cent some time ago," he said, "because he had to and they have not objected. The leaders have told me they would not go out Of course there is the danger that some other mines may close up aud the men from them force us to do the same, but our men will not will ingly stop work. "It will be impossible to tell anything about how much strike this will be until Monday morning when the whistles blow for work. "Just at present you can't tell anything about it, even the men don't know, but the chances are St Louis will not be af fected." WANT Sntllv Kit Si TO WIX. Operators at Columbns Are in Sympathy With the Men. Columbus, O., April 21. Reports today at national headquarters of the miners union, are to the effect that in the block coal fields of Indiana, where the men have a contract that they will work two dayaaweek until May lst,when they will join in the suspension. Maryland, where nothing waa expected, has joined in the suspension. On the New and Kanawha rivers there is every indication of a general suspension. It is an open secret in Columbus that the operators of this region are in sym pathy with the suspension and hope the miners will win. The operators here de sire to pay the scale proposed by the miners, but are prevented by certain operators in the , Pittsburg district who have been paying lower wages. Seven hundred men are out at Xew Straitsville. These miners are among the most conservative and intelligent in tho country. A special "from Trimble to the Dis patch says all of the miners in the Sun day Creek valley are out There are about 1,500 of them. SUFFERING MAY RESULT. Miners in Jackson County Have No Snr- plus on Which to Draw. Jackson, O., April 21. All the mines of Jackson county shut down at 11 a. m. today, and 4,000 men have joined the great strike. The minera have worked so little in the last year that many of them have no surplus and must suffer if the strike continues Any length of time. A small number want to break away from the United Mine Workers' union and wish to organize a local union for the county. The majority will not hear to thia, however, and will stick with, the mine workers. The operators are not fearful about the result They have a large amount of coa! on hand and think that the strike will be broken before they need more. MINERS Jt IT XN ILLINOIS. Some Are Indisposed to Strike and Others Are Too Poor. St. Louis, April 21. Advices from the coal mining districts of southern Illinois are of a decidedly quiet nature. The men in the mines at Collinsville, Nil wood, Carlinville and Minonk are still at work. At Minonk lack of work by reason of re cent fires in the mines has made the min ers too poor to strike. At St. Johns the miners struck at noon, but only about 200 men are concerned. From Belleville, the center of the largest local district of mines, it ia learn ed, that the miners in that vicinity will remain at work. They have no wish to strike, and besides are too poorly organ ized to do so. SIX THOUSAND STRIKE. All tho Men in Cnmhria County, Pennsyl vania, Oo Out. Altoosa, Pa., April 21. All the coal mines in Black county that have been actively operated, are located at Ben nington and in the vicinity of Knitting Point. They employ 500 men. The men all quit work yesterday, 24 hours in advance of the time fixed by the Colum bus meeting. " Cambria county has 6,000 miners, all of which went out at noon to day. Little Striking in Colorado. Denver, April 21. The indications are that there will be little or no striking by coal miners of Colorado. Some cor porations are two months behind on pay and employes may go out, but not in con nection with the general strike. Minonk Miners at Work. Minonk, I1L, April 21. The minera went to work today aa usuaL Owing to the fire in the mine some time ago, and the enforced idleness of the men, it ia not at this time thought they wjll join the general strike. Refused to Oo to Work. Williamsfoht, Pa., April 21. The 200 minera employed at the Red Sun mine at . Ralston refused to go to work this morning. They are members of the United Mine Workers association. Iowa Miners Working-. Oskaloosa, Ia., April 21. None of the miners of the five Mahaska camps will bome out All are working and will bo continue according to their declara tions. - " LOST THEIR JANITOR. The State House Cars Taker Is in Jail at Olnthe. At the state house today the trouble the colored janitor of the building, Joe Uarris, is having at Olathe, is being dis cussed. Harris is in jail at Olathe. He had some difficulty with a boy named Dave Moberly aboat a well. Harris shot at Moberly five times, but his aim waa poor, and no one was hurt An attempt was made to secure bond, but no one could be found mong his Populist friends to give the necessary security, $500, so he waa given a cell. Not much sympathy ia expressed for Harris. He is not at all popular with the attaches of the state house. One of the officials said today that if merely asking it would get him out of jail, he would not make the request. . He is quarrel some and inclined to be saucy. Attorney General Little is responsible for giving Harris his position and he ia not in the city. AXTI-W1XSGN IilLLERS. Delegations of Factory Hands Continue to Flaw Into Washington. Philadelphia, April 21. Another delegation of Workingmen's Protective Tariff league numbering six hundred men left this city over the Baltimore & Ohio railway for Washington today. The men are from the mill districts of Ken sington, Manayunk and other towns. 'lhey will be joined in Chester by 200 representatives of the city. Secretary Kelly, in speaking of the trip, said that the Workingmen's Protective Tariff league has no connection whatever with Coxey's Commonwealera. Said he: "We simply go to Washington to en deavor to defeat the iniquitous Wilaon bill." TALKING OF PARKS But Senator Allen Wants to Talk of the Coxey Movement. Washington, April 21. The reading of the House bill for the protection of birds and game in Yellowstone Park was interrupted in the senate today by Mr. Allen (Pop., Neb.) who waa desirous of answering Mr. Hawley'a speech of yes terday. He was not permitted to do so, how ever. Before the Yellowstone Park bill waa disposed of, the morning hour ex pired and Senator Dolph proceeded with hia speech begun yesterday. BANK STATEMENT. Banks Now Hold $84,000,000 in Excess ef the Rule. Niw York, April 21. -The weekly bank statement shows the following changes: Reserve, increase $1,777,000; loans, increase $2,130,000; specie, de crease $1,178,900; legal tenders, increase $3,864,100. Deposits, increase $6,032,700; circulation, decrease $369,000. The banks now hold $82,008,025 in ex cess of the requirements of the 25 per cent rule. . Ei-(iov. Throrkmorion, Texas. Dead. McKinnkt, Tex., April 21. Ex-Governor James W. Throckmorton died here today in hia 70th year. He came to Tex as from Tennessee before the war; was a member of the convention that passed the ordinance of secession but strongly opposed the measure. He waa colonel in the confederate army, and after the war was elected governor but waa re moved by Gen. Sheridan. Cerbett fa litndsn. Southampton, April 21. Jamea J. Corbett who arrived on the Fuerst Bis marck today, when questioned in regard to meeting Jackson, said the sum of $10, 000 has been staked by each, but there did not appear any club willing to make up a purse for a meeting. 21, 1894. ARTZJBSUP. He Wants to Head the Topeka Commonweal. His Plans of a Highly Revolu tionary Nature. IF C0XEYITES FAIL Artz Wants His Organization to Seize State Capitols, And Take Charge of the State Governments. Ex-Adjutant General IL IL A'rtz, of the Kansas National Guard, la the talked of leader of the Kansas division of the Army of the Commonweal, which will be or ganized at the court house tonight General Artz has signified hia willing ness to become a leader in the move ment, and will be one of the speakers at the meeting to be held at the court house tonight To a State Journal reporter thia afternoon General Artz said: "I consider this Coxey movement to be a crisia in our country. I think that each state should have an army that would be or ganized so that if Coxey'a army at Wash ington should meet with resist ance, these state armies could rush to the state capitals and take charge of the government" In speaking of the army to be organized tonight, he said: "I shall be there. I think it will be organized without a doubt Sec retary Osborn's 'Loyal Sons of America' is a movement of thia kind, in my esti mation. Aa far aa I can learn, thia Coxey movement ia wholly non-partisan, and it should be, too." At the meeting of the Populist League last night the members talked about the Coxey movement, and most of the Pop ulists present were loud in their ap plause of the movement. Noah Allen, W. II. Bennington and others talked, and it was their idea that the Topeka division of the Commonweal Army shall be organized aa a home guard and shall not join in the march on Washington . unless they should be needed. G. C. Clemens saya the meeting called for tonight was originated as a joke, but the joke is all out of it now and tonight's meeting will be in earnest When last night's meeting adjourned all present gave three cheers for Coxey and the meeting at tho court house. The sentiment of the meeting was ex pressed in the following resolutions which were adopted: Resolved, That we congratulate" the working men of Omaha and Council Bluffs on their poiueer movement to prove to the American plutocracy and official toola that working men, though they seem sometimes to sleep are not dead, but when disturbed too much are likely to prove to be very much alive. It legina to look as if the people may run the railroads before the government gets an opportunity to own them. At all events the people of Omaha and Council Bluffs seem to be running the railroad officiala at a lively rate. The spectacle of 6,000 working men rising suddenly like the clansmen of Rhoderick Dim has startled the arrogaut oppressors of the people as nothing else could have startled them, and it is good for the health of these protected American snobs that they should be considerably startled. We cordially endorse the Omaha army. Omaha seema to be a . good place for great movements of the people to get well born. Resolved, That as citizens of Kansas interested in the welfare of the common people, we are proud of the conduct of Hon. T. J. Hudson in defending the rights of poor men possessing only their birthright as American citizens to enter the capitol of their country as lawyers, manufacturers and wealthy robbers and of the action of Mrs. Annie L. Digga in providing for the entertainment of the liberated American sovereigns, when re leased from his high mightiness, the police judge of Washington. A resolution was also passed express ing sympathy for Congressman Jerry Simpson in his present sickness. MORE WHEAT THAN USUAL. Reports From Six Principal Wheat Sta tions Are Good. Toledo. Ohio, April 21. C. A. King & Co. say: During the past four days we have received replies from 3,428 reliable grain dealers and millers covering every important wheat country in the princi ipal winter wheat states, which raise two-thirds of the winter wheat crop of the United Statea. The present pros pect ia that the next wheat crop in the six states will be somewhat larger than an average one. Four hundred and sixty-six dealers, report the outlook excellent, 1,378 say good, 796 an average, 428 a trifle below an average; 144 say poor, while only 36 say half a crop. Indiana has the best and a very" good prospect, especial ly in some of the larger wheat counties. Ohio promises nearly as well, while Mis souri and Illinois follow each saying above the average. Michigan aud Kansaa have fully an average prospect Fnddlers 0.uit Work. Columbia, Pa., April 21. The Pud dlers employed at the Columbia rolling mills went on a strike today against a re duction in wages from $2.75 to $2.50 per ton. IVales Joins 4iotli a Masons. Coburn, April 21. The Prince of Wale3 haa joii&d the St Johns lodge of Free Masons of Gotha. --In doing so the prince expressed the hope that there would be close personal relations be tween the German and English Free Masons. - Mr. E. M. Aiken, recently general sec retary at Rock ford, 111., now associate state secretary with Secretary Smith, will speak at the afternoon meeting tomorrow at 4 o'clock, at the .Young iien's Chris tian association rooms , at 619 Quincy street. - TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. THEBES OVEIiTlIKOWX The Ancient Grecian Metropolis I -strayed by an Kurtiiqaake. . Athens, April 21. A severe earth quake waa felt throughout Greece la-i. evening. The shock at Thebes win m -,vere, the town being practically destroy ed. The inhabitants are in a sad con ! . tion, being almost without food or iirl ter. The shock was very violent at Ata lanta (Talanda) and Chalcis. The town of Neapille, near Atalanta, otherwise known as Talanda, seven miic- north of Mount Talanda, is a heap of ruins. A number of persons wen' in jured at Atalanta, and in Chalcis. capital of Euboea, seventeen miles north f Thebes. Velo and Larissa have also m' tained considerable damage, but Thebes Buffered most of all.' Thebes ia on a height anciently occu pied by the Cadmeian citadel. It is hihi ated twenty-six miles from Livadia ami has a population of about 3,000. Later information shows that "in sum districts there has been great loss i.f lite in addition to destruction of properly. The inhabitants everywhere have beer) alarmed today by fresh shocks and it is feared that the worst has not yet hap pened as the weather continues clo-e and misty. The shocks today injured the northern wing of the palace here in several j lace ;. A large stone fell out of the ga;e of Hadrian. Hut the general damage to thia city and Piera-us, the port of Athena was slight and there has been n loss of life here. .The villages aroiin I Atalanta have suffered terribly. Larymni, Aroskino, Malesinza, M&.1, IVIla an 1 Martino are in. ruius. Serious damage has been done at Chalcis and at sev i;.l villages on the island of Kuboea. At Thebes about lifty houses fell during one of the shocks this morning. The city is in a state of panic and destitution. The territied people have rushed in crowds away from Thebes. be lieving that the end of the world has come. Conflicting stories are told an t i the loss of life. The government is mmi-I-ing a war ship to Thebes, with 500 tent-, a large number of surgeons, a detach ment of engiueera and supplies of food for the destitute people. JEERED V00R11EES. Tho Protestors Against the Wilson Kill Can't Find the Senator. Washington, April 21, More thau 1,000 working-men from Philadc-lphia and New Jersey marched down Penn sylvania avenue today to emphasize their protest against the Wilson tariii 1 ill. Men aud women were in. line, marching four abreast uuder the American Mag and fluttering banners and displaying mottoes opposed to the Wilson bill. The special Baltimore it Ohio train from Philadelphia carried 070. Thin delegation was met by a company of ::'' ), which had arrived yesterday. In the front rank was carried a great bilk A me: - j ican flag, which had" been donated by John anuamaker for tho demon ra tion. Behind was a black banner with the legend in gold letters: "Non-partisan delegation of workinir men from Bristol, united in defense of their home industries aud to prevent their transfer to nations hostile to a Democratic or Republican government."' The procession marched to Metzerott's hall by the way of Pennsylvania avenue. Many senators and congressmen walking up the avenue at that hour to the capitol eyed the parade curiously, and one of them was Senator 2uav- 2io demonstra tion of any sort was made. Gathering in Met.erott's hall, the com mittee as delegated to wait upon senators made their reports. Ephraim L'.gir re ported that Senator Voorhees, chairman of the finance committee in chargo of tho bill had been written to and had been called for at hia home and at the senate, but could not be found. Jeers greeted this announce ment. Delegates who had called upon Senators Brice, Smith and Murphy re ported that these senators could not bo found. Senator Hill had promised to meet the delegates at noon, aud Senators Cameron and Quay had promised to do all in their power to bring the memorial of the con vention to the attention of the senate. The resolution adopted at the meeting recites the prosperity of labor under the system of protection, and in the name of authorized representatives of "millions of American workmen, without distinc tion of party," demanded that no change-) shall be made in existing tariff laws. SHUT FR03I THE WOULD. Railroad Men Cut OH- In the Mountnim by the Strike. Seattle, April 21. Superintendent Van Cleave aud Assistant Superinten dent Tew of the Cascade division ar rived in the city today lifter being im prisoned in the mountains by the strike of last week. The crossed the cascades and traveled seventy miles on a velocipede, where, they took a Lake Shore train. They were not disturbed in any way. Their mission here is to get news of the strike, but as all wires are in posses sion of the strikers, they could not com municate with St. PauL ?.Ir. Van Cleave eaya positively that the company had no intention of importing new men, and that the strike was a complete mtrpri -; to him, as no intimation had been made, to him of a demand by the employes. kobkeri: Airsr71i a n vs . The Poitoflice Sar Blown Open and If Contents Taken. The postoffice at St. Marys was robbed last night bv burglars who blew open the safe and rifled it of its contents. Mrs. F. Frishmaii of St Marys, who is assistant postmaster, and who was visit ing her friends the family of V. Coh , 313 Tyler, was notilied of the rubber this morning. Mrs. Frishman says there is orteu siv eral thousand dollars in money, stamps and money orders, kept in tho postoil co safe, but she does not know whether th;re waa a large sum there lat night r not. To Overthrow Tammmy. New York, April 21. At a meeting in Chickering hall last night Dr. Park hurst definitely announced the intention of hia organization to enter politics and attempt the overthow of Tammauy nest November.