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10 CENTS A WEEK. NIGHT EDITION. TOPEKA, KANSAS, TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL, 24, 1894.
TWENTY-SECOND YEAH. WARMLYGREETED. Kelly's Reception Continues to Be an Ovation. When Teams Give Out Fresh Teams Are Furnished BY FARMING PEOPLE. Soms Desertions Are Reported FroliAhe Ranks, Cut General Kelly Nt Alarmed ' . at Them. THEY SEIZE A TRAIN. Commonweal at Butte Grow Tired of Waiting. They 3Ian a Train and Start Eastward. Walnut, la., April 24. Kelly's indus trial array reached here at noon today and after a hasty luncheon marched on to Atlantic, where they are due at 6 o'clock tonight. The start from Avoca was made about 8 o'clock. The populace turned out enmasse to bid the common wealers good bye. The wagons that brought the men from Neola returned and today sixty-three fresh teams fur nished by the farmers in the adjacent country were driven nto camp at Avoca and loaded with comtnonwealers. The vehicles could hold only abput half the men and every five miles along the road shifts were made to allow all the men to take advantage of the trans portation. As the army came down the steep hill end marched into Walnut it was received with the same cordial welcome which has characterized the reception since it left Council Bluffs. The town officials bid Kelly welcome and the town's people furnished plenty of enthusiasm and pro visions. The stop here was brief and the army was soon on its way again for Atlautic. The distance from Avoca is 20 miles. The farmers greet the men on the march with words of encouragement and now and then a well tilled provision wagon wheeled into line amid grateful cheers from the men. A car load of provisions lroiu Omaha was promised at Atlantic and the army's chances for plentiful fare at least as far as Dea Moines are bright. Some excitement wa caused . in the camp late last night by the report that two men had been poisoned. A physi cian who investigated the report said that the men hud taken an overdose of cough medicine and were onlv slightly ill. Crest Preparation Alade. At Atlantic preparation for the re ception of the array was made, and com mittees were busy arranging details and collecting provisions. The army today gave no evidence of the mutiny of yes terday, Company C, of Sacramento, being apparently as loyal as the others. A successor to CoL Baker, who was dis charged, and who ranked next to Kelly, has not yet been chosen, but Col. Spead, of Sacramento, will probably be elected at Atlantic tomorrow. His popularity with the men is great The comtnonwealers are bitter in their condemnation of Baker and his anticipat ed expose of Kelly's financial methods. Should the ex-colonel attempt to return to the army he is likely to receive rough handling. The men express great con fidence in Kelly and are allowed to view the accounts of the army whenever they wish. . Men Said to be Deserting. Soon after Kelly's army left Walnut today at least a hundred men left the ranks and started across the country in various directions. The long march ahead and the vanishing prospects of securing a train caused a rapid dissolving of the enthusiasm which has heretofore marked the progress of the army and the men quietly dropped out. Kelly disclaimed any knowledge of the desertions and assert that he knew of but ten or twelve men who had quit, but the men in the ranks acknowledged that their comrades were leaving and the fear was expressed that the desertions would rapidly increase in numbers. Many of the men who left began to ride east on Hock Islaud freight trains and others started on the return trip to Council Bluffs. It was stated todar by some of tne railroad officials that 600 men had left the army since the depart ure from Council Bluffs, but a careful count failed to show that this is a fact. 'i he army as it left Walnut numbered 1,118, but it is apparent that Kelly will be fortunate if he reaches Des Moines with 1,000. The commander professed no alarm at the number of desertions. N"o AUru Is Felt. Seven of the men were Becretly ar rested in Avoca last night for disorderly conduct and were released today and two of them hurried after Kelly, but others apparently disgusted with the campaign, started for Omaha. Sheriff ilazen of Council Bluffs is following the army with three deputies and claims that several crooks are in the ranks. Three Chicago detectives and three Pin kerton men are also on the trail and it is expected that wholesale arrests will be made at Des Moines. General Manager Dunlap of the Rock Island reached At lantic today and will remain near the commonwealera until they reach Dea Moines. On the march today Kelly was hailed by a corps of men as he rode past them and a burly spokesmen stepped out of the ranks and asked that the general al low them to take a train. "We can do it, and we will do it, gen eral, if you will let us.' "The commander emphatically denied tile request and told the men it would ruin him, themselves and the cause of the unemployed if they took such ac tion. Kelly Prooi ef Ills Horse. It has been claimed that Kelly is a modest man. A little incident to-day does not show it While the army was resting Kelly rode his $200 bay horse in advance of the column nearly a mile and stoppeil at a prominent fork in the road by which people have to pass; there he groomed his horse. It has been his fondest pet. In the headgear of the animal was a big red plume. The animal looked as if it was fixed up for a circus. Finally the column hove in sight and Kelly rode back to his men, then turned and headed for the city. WThen the army was on the border of the town it turned over. The church bells were rung, and that was the signal for the people to turn out, and they did. The commissary now consists of six teen wagons loaded with food and sup plies are still coming in. The mayor told Kelly that the churches would be thrown open to him if he wanted them. Kelly expects to reach Des Moines Friday, but his arrival there will proba bly be delayed until Saturday. Another mutiny seemed propable to day and this time it promised to be more more serious than the Xeola incident. Col. Spead positively refused to obey orders on today's march, and it was ap parent that any attempt to discipline him wovld cause a split in the army. Spead has been inclined to be unruly ever since Col. Baker's discharge and has secretly sympathized with the ex-colonel. As the army neared Walnut, Kelly or dered Spead to march with the commis sary wagons and look after them. Spead promptly refused; a decidedly hot ex change of compliments between the two men followed, and for a time a general war was imminerit, as the Sacramento men promptly took sides with Spead, while the California division favored Kelly. The latter finally turned away with the remark that he would settle the matter later. A XVHA Scene Takes Place. When the men reached Walnut they were in a state of great excitement, and expected serious trouble before night. A short distance beyond Walnut the army halted about 2 o'clock to dis cuss the impending trouble. Spead at tempted to make a speech and imme diately a wild scene ensued. Cries of "Spead," mingled with shouts for Kel ly, were heard. The men formed oppo site bodies, and a tierce fight seemed im minent. For fifteen or twenty minutes the scene continued. Spead continued to try to speak amid cheers from his fol lowers and howls and threats from Kelly's men. Stones were gathered and clubs were waved, while crowds from Wralnut retreated to a safe distance in expectation of a conflict. At last Kelly climbed on a wagon and began a speech. Men ran from all di rections shouting "Kelly," and soon over half the army had gathered about him. lie talked quietly and attempted to quell the angry mob. lie informed them that a court martial had been held, and that the captains had by a vote of 20 to 3 reduced Spead to the ranks. ' "We are going to Washington," he shouted, "and I belieVe we will go to gether." Caused hy Jealousy. The men cheered and Kelly ordered them to dinner. This quieted them down for a time at least. The entire trouble is the result of jeal ousy between the San Francisco and Sacramento divisions to the latter of which Spead belongs. The men quieted down during the afternoon, but many of the Sacramento people announce their intentions to split at Atlantic and follow Spead to Washington. MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRIALS Sleep In the Haymow of the Poor Farm at 6omli Attleboro. Attleboro, Mass., April 24. Fifty-one dusty and foot-sore soldiers of the indus trial army, the New England branch, moved into North Attleboro yesterday afternoon and went into camp. Last evening, accompanied by som of his fol lowers. Fitzgerald came intt town and delivered a lecture on the commonweal, at the conclusion of which considerable money was gathered for the benefit of the soldiers. Fitzgerald, wh;n seen by a newspaper man. said he would not in crease the number of the army. They were all picked men and fitted for the march. The third day's march of the "Massa chusetts industrial delegation,' was taken up this morning after a night passed peacefully on the hay in the loft of the town poor farm. A breakfast of corned beef, crackers and coffee was furnished by the town, and after Citizen Fitzgerald had made a graceful speech on behalf of the army, thanking the people for their favors, tile column moved on towards Pawtucket. It took two hours to cover four miles and then the marchers became weary and rested by the roadside for half an hour. Citizen Fitzgerald took advantage of the halt to make another speech, after which the delegation resumed its march on to the capitol. II AIlItlSOM TALKS ABOUT COXF.Y. He Say Ills Movement is the Natural Kfi'eet of Causes. Isdiasapous, Ind., April 24. Ex-President Harrison talked ou the Coxey com monweal movement which has developed since he went to California: He said: "I am not sufficiently acquainted with the character' of the men who are enlisting in the on-to-Washington army to express myself as perhaps I should like. The movement is not a cause but an effect of causes , which no good citizen can con scientiously deny have a formidable ap pearance. To properly speak of this one feature would necessitate a lengthy dis cussion of the social and moral influences that underlie the old standing institutions of the country. The men engaged in the march to Washington more intimately concern us just now. I am unable to say whether these recruits, whose num bers are still small comparatively, repre sent the unemployed men unavoidably without work or whether they are tramps. "On this point depends largely what they may be able to accomplish when they once reach Washington. The nov elty of the army, the thirst for adventure, and kindred motives just now -appeal largely to many to engage ia the move ment. They may have no settled pur pose. They meet with a hurrah in some places; at others they may be driven to unforseen extremes by, hunger or ex posure. There is a disposition to pass on the commonweal as soon as it .takes up its camp in a town. While it is split up in small divisions, there is no great hardship in caring for the men. When they finally reach Washington well, that is a question for Washington City to deal with." SEIZED AS ENGINE AND TRAIN. Coxeyltes at Butte, Mont., Going East at Forty Miles an Hour. St. Paul, April 24. The Coxeyites at Butte broke into the Northern Pacific round bouse last night, seized an engine and train, manned them from their own number and started east at forty miles an hour. There are between four and five hun dred men in this branch of the industrial army and they have been camped at Butte, Mont., for several days while their leaders are trying to arrange for trans portation. They had been refused and the men came to the conclusion that if they wanted a train they must take it and proceeded to do so. The army includes men of all occupa tions including some railroaders, and last night the Northern Pacific round house at Butte was broken into, an en gine fired up and run out, a train made up, the army marched aboard and then a train crew of the soldiers took charge of the train and started east at the best speed possible. At midnight they reached Bozeman, where they stopped for the break of day, intending to resume their journey at once. The Northern Pacific officials in this city from whom these facts have been learned say there is nothing to stop them until near Livingston, where a small washout will cause some de"lay. COXEY AND HIS BIEN. They 3Iarch Out of Boonsboro, Md.,Knra ering Three Hundred. Boonsboro, Md., April 24. Three hundred men, the largest number 6ince the army left Massillon, constituted the main division of the commonweal on its march out of Boonsboro. The party camped within sight of the battle ground of South Mountain and several of the men have dug up bullets on the- field where the camp was pitched. The march carried the party over an other part of the battle ground Aid through Turner's Gap. One of the con spicuous point3 on the line was Wash ington's monument, a rough white etone structure built by the Free Masons on the summit of the mountain. It was sa luted with three cheers by the army. Another objective point of interest was cheered; the handsome summer home of Miss Madeline V. Dahlgren, the talented Washington authoress, whose mountain eyrie is perched on the county line that runs over the mountain. The march to Frederick is 17 miles, and the men will have a hard pull to make it in one day. ESCORTS FOR COAIMONWEA1ERS. Deputy Sheriff Watching: Thtm Safe Out of Frederick County, Sid. Middletowx, Md., April '24. The escort of the city deputy sheriffs, prompt ed by the Frederick county authorities, met the commonweal at Boliver Heights today just after they passed through Turner's gap. The deputies were all armed and mounted, making a formid able array. The army marched -by in jsilence, Browne being at the head of the line. They declare that it is a needless ex pense, but .Mayor Fleming of Frederick, is very bitter against the army and de clares that he will see 'them safely out of the county if it costs a thousand dol lars, which is about the expense that the army will incur. OTHER COXEY ARMIES. The Movement In Various Parts of the Country. Pawtucket, R. I., April 24 The New England division of Coxey's army reach ed this city today in good condition. The men were cheerful and did not appear worried. They halted for two hours at Collier park, where leader Fitz gerald made another speech. Baltimore, April 24 After two days rest in Baltimore Jones Penn brigade of Coxey's army resumed their march today. A dozen recruits joined the column at this point, swelling the number to thirty. Provisions sufficient to last several days were donated. Brazil, Ind., April 24. Frye's com monweal army arrived here today. It will remain three days, deliver speeches and secure recruits. TO PAY THEIR FARE. San Francisco Citizens Considering: the Raisins of Money. San Francisco, April 24. The city trustees have appointed a committee to see what could be done toward getting the 300 commonwealers started out of the city. Citizens have besn providing them with food and the leader, Colonel Inman, has now nearly $200 in cash. Employed mechanics have called a meet ing for tonight to consider the matter of raising enough money to pay the army's fare to Ogdeu. DENVER'S HOME GUARD. One Thousand People Assemble at Lincoln Park to Organize One. Denver, April 24. Over 1,000 people assembled in Lincoln park this afternoon in response to a call for a meeting to or ganize a home reserve of the Coxey army. Resolutions were adopted censuring governors of states and other authorities who interpose any obstacles to the ad vance of the industrials to Washington and demanding for them a hearing and fair treatment.' RALPH BEAUMONT IN IT. The Well Known Knights of Labor Lec turer Organizes a Brigade. Oklahoma, Ok., April 24. A com pany of the commonweal has been or ganized here with an enlistment of 150. Col. Ralph Beaumont, the noted Knights of Labor lecturer, was the organizer. The company will join the Guthrie commonweal and all expect to go through to Washington together with out change of cars. Jerry Kimpssa Much Better, Washington, April 24. Representa tive Simpson is reported much better today. EXPECTViCTORY. Indianapolis Swarmins: With Republican Delegates, To Attend the State Convention There Tomorrow. LARGEST EVER HELD. Seventeen Hundred and Fifteen Delegates Will Vote. Ben Harrison Will Be There to Speak. Indianapolis, Ind., April 24 Numer ically, the state Republican convention to be held tomorrow in this city will be by far the largest ever held in the state. Seventeen hundred and fifteen dele gates will vote for the candidates, the largest previous convention having com prised 1,200 delegates in round numbers. The increase in the number of delegates wasdeemed advisable in order to give the constituencies an opportunity to ex press their choice more directly and to equalize more thoroughly the entire vote of the state. All the forces -are now arrayed on the field including delegates and candidates. Not only is this true but they have been here for 36 hours and the Dennison hotel, the place that has been chosen as headquarters, and where so many candidates have been created and where others have been irrevocably removed from the arena of Indiana politics has been since Sunday night a human hive. The nine officers for which candidates will be chosen are confronted with forty three candidates. This too excels in number all previous records. The office of clerk of the su preme court heads the list with nine can didates. Then comes the auditorship. Indianapolis has three candidates for attorney general with apparently equal strength. They are Wm. A. Ketcham, Thomas Banna, ex-Lieutenant Governor, and Wm. L. Taylor. The contest for secretary of state is attracting the wid est attention, as that office is regarded as containing greater possibilities than any other, and by precedent, is the rest ing place just before gubernatorial honors. A 'conspicuous candidate for the office is Aaron Jones of South Bend, who headed the ticket two years ago. Jones' opponents say if he is nominated it means at least five "old ticket" names and this they do not want. Notwith standing the unprecedentedly large number of candidates little inharmouy has thus far been observed and the can- Ldidates finally chosen, will, the leaders say, pou me iuii party vote ana iacnons and discontent will not result from failure of any nomination. The. present programme calls for but two speeches and one of these will be ex-President Benjamin Harrison. Ex Secretary of the Navy Richard W. Thompson, of Terre Haute, will likely be chosen as president of the convention. His name, it is positively stated will be presented for that honor and it is not con sidered probable that he will be opposed. Gen. Harrison is expected to make some remarks concerning national affairs and his close friends says that he will talk unreservedly and plainly. The platform is causing much specu lation. The committee will be engaged in its preparation all of tonight. It will undoubtedly arraign both the state and national administration and condemn in strong terms the Democratic reappor tionment of 1893. This congressional district, the Sev enth, will choose a candidate to oppose Congressman Bynum today. The candi date will be Hon. Charles L. Henry of Madison county, who was the candidate two years ago. Hon. Charles W. Fair banks will preside and the nomination will likely be made unanimously. SHAFFER WILL CASE. The Old Man's Daughter Wins a Victory , . in the Trobate Courf. Judge Elliott in the probate court this afternoon decided the famous Shaffer will case and refuses to admit the will to probate. this is a decision for Mrs. Olive Spen cer who brought the suit to set aside the will of her father, H. S. Shaffer who in his will gave all his property valued at about $25,000 to his wife. iMrs. Shaffer and her attorneys gave notice that they would appeal the case to the distaict court and Judge Elliott will appoint a special administrator who will have charge of ihe property pending the settlement of the case in the district court. Reform Hfhool Examination. Only one witness has been examined before the state board of charities on the charges that have been brought against Superintendent Hitchcock of the Reform schooL This was E. V. Post. His exam ination was concluded at noon. This afternoon the examination of J. C. Ross man, an employe, was begun. It is quite likely the examination will continue for a day or two yet. Sued for Shortasp. Kansas CiTr, April 24. The county court has- ordered suit to be brought against County Clerk M. S. Burr and his bondsman to recover the amount of his shortage, $17,942.31, which consists of fees not turned over to the county trea surer in his settlements made in the years 1891, 1892 and I8y3. A Big 6a Bcheme. Peru, InL, April 24. A gigantic nat ural ga3 scheme has been organized at Lafayette under the laws of New Jersey, to supply Indiana and Ohio cities. The capital ia one million dollars. Oklshomtt I". 15. Attore". Washington. April 24. The Presi dent today sent to the senate the nomi nation to be attorney of the United States Caleb R. Broukd for the territory of Oklahoma. TOTAL PARALYSIS. rrnk Hatton, Editor of the Waahlngtoa Post, Stricken Down. Washington, April 24. Frank Hat ton, one of the proprietors and editors of the Washington Post, was stricken with total paralysis this afternoon, while at work at his desk and has been re moved to the emergency hospital. The attack is very serious. It was during the afternoon when Mr. Hatton received the first warning of the attack and be immediately called down a tube which runs from his office to that ocoupied by Mr. Wilkins, his partner, asking him to come to him at once. Mr. Wilkins hurried to Mr. Hatton'a room on the third floor. " As he entered Mr. Hatton told him that he felt very strangely and that he feared a stroke of paralysis. He explained that there was no feeling in his right side and that he could not raise his right hand to his head. Mr. Wilkins tried to assure him that thjere was no danger and that it waa probably nothing more serious than an acute attack of indigestion. "But do you know how I feel," waa the reply, and even then his articulation and drawn appearance of his right cheek showed that his fears were re alized. f A physician was immediately called, but it was nearly half an hour before he arrived. In the meantime the sufferer had become unconscious. The doctors say that a clot of blood had formed on the brain and that the case was a very serious one. An ambulance from the emergency hospital was called and Mr. Hatton was taken to his home in Hillief Place. After 3 o'clock Mr. Hatton was much improved, although his condition waa serious. He had regained consciousness but the physicians were unable to check the hemorrhage of the brain. BREAKS ALL RECORDS May Wheat Sells for the Loweit Price liver Known. Chicago, April 24. May wheat broke all records today and sold on the board at 574 c, the lowest price ever known. It was the climax of the depression that has forced the market lower and lower-during the last three weeks and the whole bull fraternity is squirming. The oldest grain trader on the floor can remember nothing like the present move ment, and there are some who say wheat will reach 50 cents, 'loday's transactions with a . few that have gone before, have made fortunes for not a few of the trad ers and speculators doing business on the board. It is said ' that the profits in this deal by Ed. Pardridge are $250,000 and S. C. Rosecrans, who has been trading with Pardridge, $100,000. ' DISTRIBUTING ARMS.' It 1 fie Placed A bou l the Treasury to Pro 'Tlde Agaiuat Danger. Washington, April 24. SeVeral , hun dred stands of small arms and repeating rifles were delivered at the treasury de partment this morning from the war de partment. The small arms were turned over to Captain Putnam of the treasury watch, and the repeating rifles were placed at convenient points about the treasurer's end of the building. to impeacii"7jEnkixs, The Federal Judge Seems to Do Deep in a Scandal. New York, April 24. The Evening Post's special from Washington says: ''It Judge Jenkins remains on the bench it would be after the closest call he has ever had." It was one of the most prominent members of the judiciary committee who spoke. Mr. Boatner expects to submit the report of the sub-committee tomor row and have it all ready for the full committee at its Friday meeting. The' report will be long, but it will not be tame. Chairman Boatner naturally de clines to disclose its contents or say anything about his recommendation, but a member of the committee the one quoted above says that the re port will show up Judge Jenkins in a very bad light. The most damaging piece of testimony against the judge was that given to the Boatner, committee by Mr. Moore, the judge's brother-in-law. It consisted of two letters, one from the general man ager of the railroad to the counsel in St. Paul, and the other counsel's letter transmitting the general manager's to the counsel in Milwaukee. Uhey were given by" Mr. Moore, and ac cording to testimony were given to Judge Jenkins who read them and the next day issued the notorious second in junction. The general manager in his letter tells of his appointed meeting with the em ployes of the road set for the next day, and says that he postponed the meeting for twenty-four hours. He the a goes on to say that if the leaders should order the men to strike it would cripple the road, for the men's places could not be filled in less than fifteen days. An injunction would prevent the men ordering the strike, Jand the next day the injunction was i ssued. All of this will doubtless appear in the report, and the judiciary will hardly whitewash Judge Jenkins on the strength of it. It is certain that some pretty harsh things and severe conclusions will be drawn in the debate on the floor. Should it all re sult in Judge Jenkins' impeachment, no one need be surprised. HE MIGHT BE SENATOR. Insurance Commissioner Snider Said to Have the Bee in His lioaael. A new candidate for United States sen ator has appeared, in the Populist polit ical sky. -This time he comes from an entirely unexpected source. It is State Superintendence of Insurance S. IL Snider. He has sprung into prominence through the llillmon investigation and his fight on the insurance companies has made him many friends among the Populists. Mrs. Blackman, of Lawrence, seems to have started the boom for Snider. Mr. Snider said: "Why, I don't know anything about it. I have heard some lalk, it is true, but I don't know what I shall da." HE WON'T COME. General Weaver Refuses Kansas' Coy Advances. He Will Not Become a Bloom i ni? Sunflower. WRITES BREIDENTIIAL That While ProfoundlyGrateful for the Compliment, lie Does Not Want to Create Dissension. General J. B. Weaver has written the following letter to J. W. Breidenthal, chairman of the Populist state central committee: Dks Moines, Iowa, April 23, 1894. Hon. John W. Breldeuthal, Chairman 1'eopSe's 1'arty Committee: My Dear Sir: I have been requested by a large number of citizens residing in fully one-half of the counties com posing the Sixth congressional district of your state to move into the district, stating it to be their purpose to make me their candidate for congress at the ensuing election. More requests are still being received daily by every mail. While it is true that I have been more or less identified with the reform work in Kansas for the past fifteen years, and have repeatedly met the people of said district, I could not seriously consider the request unless it were made with practical unanimity, and I would then have to feel that compliance with the re quest would be conducive to good feel ing everywhere throughout the state. Kansas must be carried this fall and no friend of humanity will, at this criti cal juncture, do anything which might, by any possibility, lead to discord or dis sension. While I feel profoundly grateful for the high compliment which so many of the good people of the Sixth diamct have paid me by requesting my settle ment among them, yet feelintr that there might arise among our friends some objection to the movement I consider it my duty to decline the most generous and complimentary oirer. You can count on every effort on my part, as well as on the part of every friend I have in the world, to secure a glorious victory in Kansas, and 1 shall work unceasingly to that end. Fraternally yours, Signed. J. B. Wkavkk. DENTISTS IN SESSION. They begin Their Twenty-third Aiinu;l Conclave Till Afternoon. The Kansas State Dental association met in its 2brd annual session this ;i!':er noon. -'The arrangements are compete, and the indications are that it will be one of the most successful ever hel;L Some of the visiting dentists have ar rived in the city, but most of them will arrive during the afternoon. It is expected that there will be I'M visiting dentists in attendance on the con vention. The first meeting occurs this arternoon at the parlors of the Hotel Throop. It will simply be a meeting for organization, report of standing commit tees and election of new members. At the session this evening will occur the annual address of the president, Dr. C. E. Esterly, of Lawrence. This will be followed by a discussion. The pro gramme for tomorrow morning's meet ing consists of miscellaneous busi ness, essays and discussions. The most interesting meeting will occur tomorrow afternoon. It will bo devoted entirely to clinics. Of the eighteen dentists in this city, ten are members of the association. At the state convention there are al ways numerous exhibits made by the va rious dental manufacturers, and this one is no exception. There are enough false teeth on exhibition in the Hotel Throop to extend from the river to Tenth street, if laid in a single row. There are all kinds of horrible looking instruments and everything a dentist could think of using. The meetings will be held at 9 a. m., 2 and 8 p. m. of each day, ending Friday evening. SENSATIONAL STORY. rive Thousand Iron Moulder Said to lie Crolng to Washington. Chicago, April 24. A sensational story is printed here . today to the ef fect that General Sullivan on his statement has made arrangements with the Baltimore & Ohio railroad for trans portation of 5.00J iron moulders in box cars to Washington. They propose to leave the city on Thursday. The Baltimore & Ohio officials, both of the passenger and freight department, deny that there is any truth in the story so far as their road ia concerned. Under the tar and Bir. Birmingham Ala., April 24. Soldiers who fought in the southern army in the civil war are holding a reunion here to day. Business houses are decorated with the colors of the confederacy, ou i of the union, and pictures of great southern generals, dead and living, liatj -from the windows of the public build ings and private residences. Weir City Muidfrer faptnrr.l. Pittsburg, Kan., April 24. Ed. John son, the companion of Jeff Tuggle m the murder aud robbery of Fred iiaman, near Weir City, has been captured an 1 is in jail. The mob who lynched T - i ; yesterday was composed wholly of for eigners. Mci.irrahan is Bead. Washington, April 24. Wm. McGar rahan, the celebrated claimant of ti e New Iberia mine, died at Providence hospital at 11:45 a. m. today. puthwaite Won't Ron. Columbus, O., April 24. Congress man Outhwaite today in an interview for publication said he was not a candi date for renominatioa.