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10 CENTS A WEEK. NIGHT F.?TTI0N. TOPEKA, KANSAS, THURSDAY EYENING, APBIL 26, 1894.
T WENT Y-SECOND YEAR. "Wc Or. AMID THEIRDREAMS. While Koran's Band Lay Asleep Last Night, Uncle Sam's Troops Surprised ' and Captured Them "Without Firing a Gun or Wounding a Man. ARENOWUNDER GUARD Leaders Will Probably Be Sent Back to Butte. Dissension. in Kelly'sCamp Ends and All is Peace, Forsythe, Mont., April 26. The Btrong- arm of the law has reached out and seized the Montana army of the com monweal. The army 650 strong came in here from the west at 10:45 laat night Its leaders gave it out that the train would remain here until morning'. At 11:30 however, the engineer went to the round house and deliberately proceeded to take out a fresh engine and prepare for the trip eastward. In the meantime, CoL Page of Fort Keogh. had secured a special train and was thundering down the road to .meet the train-stealing con tingent. . lie came into Forsythe shortly after midnight and found a large part of the CoXcy army asleep in boxcars. The sur prise was so complete that the Coxeyites gave up without a struggle. The troops left most the men aboard the train and surrounded it. The capture was effected by a company of 250 infantry men from Fort Keogh. Nothing definite is known as to what will be done with the men, but it is sup Ksed eight or ten of the leaders will be taken back to Butte and the others set at liberty. '1 he army was so surprised at the prompt maneuvering of the regulars, that the leaders capitulated and were taken into custody without trouble. There baa been no bloodshed and none is expected. I.h w tar the Lawbreakers. Nkw Vokk, April 20. Upon receipt of information of the capture of Ilogan's band of Coxey pilgrims near Miles City, Mont., by the military from Fort Keogh, James McXaught, counsel for the .North ern Pacific ia this city, wired to J. II. Mitchell, Jr., at St. Paul, Minn., and Messrs. Cullen and Toolo of Helena, Mbut., to proceed against the prisoners before Judge Ktiowles" for contempt of court and also prefer chargea of grand larceny against them for stealing a com pany's train. Mr. McNaught also instructed' the western lawyers to prefer charges of con spiracy under the laws of Montana against the mob and a charge of feloni ous assault based on the fact of their tir iug on deputy United States marshals. 1 be News at Washing-ton. "Washington, April 26. Advices from the seat of war in Montana were slow ia coming to hand at the war department this morning, but this is probably ac counted for by the considerable differ ence in time between Washington and Montana. About noon a dispatch came to the army headqu.irters from CoL Swayne, commanding the department of the Da kota, reporting the capture of Ilogan's commonweal by the twenty-first infantry under command of Lieutenant CoL Page, at Forsythe, Montana. The problem is now what to do with the captives. CoL Swayne had instruc tions to turn them over to the United States marshal, but it is feared that the latter at present cannot take care of all the prisoners. The attorney general is awaiting orders to hear from him and will lead assistance within his power. " At the war department it is believed that the marshal will simply hold on the ring leaders in the movement and return with them to Butte for such action as the court may direct. The others, it is pre sumed, will break up their organization and disperse. The Vandalia Crowd. The war department has taken no ac tion toward interfering with the Frye party, which captured a train on the Vandalia road in Indiana yesterday aud will probably not do so unless applica tion for assistance ia made from the gov ernor of Indiana. The Vandalia line is not operating under the direction of the United States courts, and therefore the federal government can not take the ini tiative in moving against the train steal ers. It is evident that the national authori ties are somewhat disappointed and cha grined at the failure of the governors and local authorities in western states to do their full duty in such cases as that happening in Terre Haute yesterday. All along it is thought in of ficial circles here "there has been shown a " disposition to refrain from interfering with these or ganized bodies, even when thev have violated property rights and the "laws of the states, each locality contenting itself with transferring the evil a3 rapidly as possible to the neighboring town or state as the easiest way to get rid of the trouble. AX.E, ARE HAPPY AOAIV. Dtsaenelon Have Ceased in Kelly's Army And the Men Cheer Hliu. Anita, Iowa, April 26. Kelly's army reached Anita, and dined after a march Of .fourteen miles from Atlantic The start was made under less propitious conditions than usual. One hundred and forty teams had been promised by the Atlantic committee, but not more than twenty wagons were available. . Kelly delayed his departure for some time. At last he ordered his column f orwnrd and the army moved out of the f ir grounds and started over the tluatv road oa the twenty-one mile tramp to Adair. There wa? noticeable lack of enthusiasm among ue town people, which has previously attended the army's breaking of camp and a dearth of cheera and tigers. The day was bright and warm and good time was made by the marching men. Despite the unfavorable conditions under which he began his march. Kelly was Biniling and happy today for after almost a week of internal disturbance the army was united and they had ceased their quarreling. Even company C, of Sacramento, which last night requested to be reconciled swung into line and cheered for Kelly. The young commander had again been victorious and felt more serious in his possession as leader than at any time since he left Council Bluffs. The men became convinced at Atlantic that their only hope for aid from the citizens was in following Kelly and many of those who yesterday cursed him loeg and loud today cheered the leader and swore eter nal fidelity to his banner and the cause. Kelly, who since his enlistment in the army has developed a choice collection of former professions and vocations, in creased his list today when his brother-in-law stated that the leader was once a professional baseball player. lie was, his relative says, a player in a western league for a time and later play ed in the field for St. Louis when the lat ter club was in the American association. Kelly still prides himself on his fleetness of foot and strength of limb and is en deavoring to organize an army baseball club to play town clubs along the line of march. COXEV'S WHCBGABOVTS. The Original Commonweal Marches Oat or Barbara Frltch'.e's Town. Frederick, Md., Apail 26. The com monweal army after spending two very quiet days in Frederick, celebrated their departure by a free fight and shooting scrape. The army was depleted by four mem bers, but no one was hurt. A party of Hungarians, a part of the thirty-five re cruits taken in here, who had been drinking during the day, came to blows around one of the camp fires. One man was knocked into the fire but rolled out immediately and began shooting. The police who were posted near, scattered the crowd, but captured only one man, who refused to give any name but "Jack the Hipper." lie was sentenced today under that name to ten days in the work house. Three of the other men took to the woods and have not been heard from. The exit of the Coxeyites from town to day was a triumphal one. Ten mounted deputies escorted the party to the county line, the Independent drum corps play ing "Maryland, My Maryland," while the commonweal band joined in at intervals. The army will march to Urbana where a hall will be lent for dinner aud then will push on for lliattstown, which is 12 miles distant, on the line between Fred erick and Montgomery counties. As Mont gomery is a "dry" county, the men are' grumbling at the prospect of a three days stop there. Bat Browne, yoomises large reinforce ments by Sunday and says that from liockville the triumphal march to the capitol will be made. ROCK ISLAND MAV HAUL. THEM. lloi .d Said lo He Sufl'srine a Severe Hoy- cott From Kelly Sympathizers. Atlantic, Iowa, April 26. A story is current here that a blind pool has been formed by the C. B. fc Q., the North western and the Rock Island railroads for the reimbursement of losses in traffic secured by the company along whose lines the Kelly army passes. It was further stated that the liock Island, in view of its recent and prospective losses is seriously considering the question of disrupting the pool aud furnishing the industrials with a-train to Chicago and while the interested officials refused to confirm it, they also refused to make a denial. In the conversation referred to, the forma tion of a pool wsls outlined as follows: When the industrial army reached Council Bluffs, and the demands of the people for transportation for the men became emphatic, a meeting of officials of the three roads was called for in Chi cago and the advisability of furnishing l!, 1 tx iraiu was uieuuascu. The fact that the refusal would result in a serious loss to the road selected by the army for its line of march was an important factor in the conference, and it was recognized that the fear of inter rupted trains and the enmity of Kelley's sympathizers would cost the affected road much more than the carrying of the army to Chicago. . The result of the conference was a secret pool which has since been in forced. It was satisfactory for a time, the Rock Island being reimbursed for the good sized loss it has already insurred, but it is said the officials of the road have .received so many threatening com munications from Kelly's sympathizers and the indications for a perpetual semi boycott of the road were so strong that the fact that the pool could not cover the roads future losses, impressed itself upon the management. As a result, the agitation of the ques tion of furnishing a train, and the re gaining the good will of the multitude of, Kelly sympathisers, is again ou. Gen eral Superintendent Duulap, of the Rock Island road, was here last night regard ing the matter. "Such a pool may have been formed," he said. "As I left Chicago last Thurs day night, it could have been done without my knowledge, aud I would I not necessarily have been informed of such an arrangement. I will say, how ever, that I do not know of such a pool. The Rock Island's loss by this thing has already been heavy, much more heavy than the cost of carrying the men to Chi cago, would have been, but I cannot say what action if any, was taken to cover such loss." NEWS OF THE ARMIES. General Telegrams About the Various Industrial Armies. Denver, April 26. The Coxey home reserve today adopted resolutions depre cating the seizure of train by armies en route to Washington and recommend ing the use of only peaceful methods of carrying on the campaign. Minneapolis, Minn., April 26. A Seattle, Wash., special to the Journal says: The industrials under General Shepard are now marching across the Puyallup reservation nd expect to camp tonight at Puyallup with the Tacoiaa contingent. . ' ' Washington, April 2a The depart ment of justice has received a telegram stating that the situation in the Coeur d'Alene mine district in Idaho .is critical. A company of Coxeyites are organizing at Houser Junction, on the Northern Pacific railroad and it is feared that they will attempt to capture a train to take them east. Indianapolis, April 26. Gen. Frye's commonwealers arrived this afternoon, on a freight train which they seized at Brazil Ind. l he army numbers 275 men. MABCHED OCT OF SEATTLE. The Northwestern Army Starts Oat And Expects to Get a Train. ' Seattle, Wash., April 26. The North western Industrial army, 160 strong, marched out of the town last night, first making a demonstration on the princi pal streets, which were packed with people to see them depart. They marched through Seattle four miles and camped for the night in a church and several deserted store buildings. Commander Shepard says the men will be marched to Puyallup, thirty miles dis tant, on the Northern Pacific, where he says a train will be taken. He refuses to state how he expects to get the train and admits that the Northern Pacific re fused to give him one. ALARM AT TACOMA. Tacomaltes Profess to Be Seared at the IndastriaU Tacoma, Washn., April 26. Consider- L able apprehension has existed here in regard to the industrial army movement. It was feared that the army from Ta coma and Seattle, which will center at Meeker Junction in a few days would seize a train and cause trouble. Prompt action on the part of the fed eral authorities has done much to dispel this fear; about fifty deputy marshals were sworn in yesterday in compliance with orders from the . circuit court. Fourteen were sent to Meeker Junction and the rest placed about the depot yards and at the car shops. The federal authorities announce that they can se cure force enough to prevent any stolen train getting out of the state. THEY GET MOKE WAGONS. Three Hundred Conveyances Furnished for Kelly's Command Today. Anita, Ia., April 26. After Kelly's array left Atlantic today about twenty of the men quit the ranks and returned to the town expected to ride on the outgo ing freight trains. They were found in a box car and clinging to the bumpers. The authorities promptly put them under arrest. The men offered no resistance and quietly went to jail. Many farmers met the army along the route and before Adair was reached, about 300 wagons were in line and near ly all the men who followed the road were given an opportunity to ride. Many of them took a short cut down the rail road tracks and tramped the entire dis tance. The army was qniet and orderly throughout the entire march. MBS, LEASE PROPHETIC. She Believes the Coxey Bands Portend a Revolution. Terre Haute, Ind., April- 26. Mrs. Lease and Mrs. Gougar held a joint debate here last night, the former repre senting the People's Party and the latter the Prohibitionists. Upon being asked to give her opinion of the commonweal movement, Mrs. Lease said: "I liken it to the John Brown raid in Virginia. It is the beginning of the end, and I regard it as a portentous movement. I don't believe the people of the United States realized how near they are to the crises. It will come much in the manner of the firing upon Fort Sumpter, like a flash of lightning from a clear sky. The best we can do is to direct its fury." XUEIK HEAKTS WITH THEM. But They Haven't the Dollars to Join in the Parade. Oklahoma City, April 26. The fol lowing dispatch has been sent to "Gen." Coxey "fla Detachment of the commonweal army, about 700 strong, is organizing in this territory, principally at Guthrie and Oklahoma City, drilled in military form and ready to" join your command. Rail road officials have refused transportation of any kind. Meetings are held every night. Great enthusiasm prevails with popular approval. Organizations will be maintained subject to your advice and orders. Signed. John R. Fcrlong, President," W HERE DID THESE COME FROM ? A Batch of Santa Fe Employes Nearly to Washington. Washington, April 26. A division of the industrials, which until now has re ceived no public notice, was heard from today. lhis party is at Basic City, Va., on the Chesapeake fc Ohio. It is compost! of machinists and boilermakers, all union men. F. W. Baron, who is at the head of this branch of the invading army, says: "We are off the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad. We are not broke, either. I am from Nickerson, Kas., in Simpson's district." FIRST STEEL SAILING SHIP Dirigo Takes Out Lagest Carro Ever Placed on a Similar Vessel. Philadelphia, - Aprif 26. The new American steel ship Dirigo Capt. Good win, sailed for Hiogo, Japan, laden with 1,210,300 gallons of refined oil valued a $49.592, and will be awaited with consid erable interest as she was constructed with a view to attaining great speed. This is the first American steel sailing ship and it takes out the largest cargo ever placed on board a vessel of her propor tions, and floats it on a draught within 23 feet of watr. . At the twenty-eighth annual meeting oX the Kansas Medical association, to be held at 'Atchison, May 3 to 5, the follow ing Topeka physicians will take part: G. W. Hogeboom, J. B. Hibben, J. C. Mc Clintock, M. B. Ward, S. E. Shelden, J. E. Minney, Ida C Barnes, and Maggie McCrea, SHORT Id ACCOUNTS. r Bobert J. Stewart Makes Away . .. - With SI, GOO Belonging to A. 0. U. W. Lodges of This City. HOW EXPOSURE CAME. Stewart Confesses That He Used i the Funds. Stewart Won't Be Prosecnted . . Lodges Not Crippled. Robert J. Stewart, one of the best known lodge men in Topeka, admits that he is a defaulter to the amount of at least $1,600 in A. O. U. W. lodge No. 3 and Capital Legion, Select Knights, No. 1. Stewart, who has for several years been officially connected with these two lodges as Financier, has confessed a shortage of $1,000 in his accounts with No. 3, A. O. U. W., and of $600 with Select Knights No. 1. Mrs. Stewart says her husband at tempted to kill himself last night by tak ing poison, but that he is still alive and is able to sit up today. The defalcation was discovered through the officers of Select Knights No. 1. Last Saturday II. C. Streeter, commander of this lodge, was notified by Grand Treasurer Ford of Emporia, that Legion No. 1 had been suspended for the non-payment of assessments. Mr. Street er went to Emporia Monday and made an investigation, finding that his lodge had four unpaid assessments with the grand lodge. He came back to Topeka and laid the matter before Mr. Stewart and asked him to account for the short age with the grand lodge. Stewart at once admitted that he had misappropri ated lodge funds. An Investigation Ordered. At a meeting of the Legion Tuesday night a special committee was appointed to investigate into the matter and see how much the lodge is short. The officers of the Legion reported their discoveries to the officers of No. 3, A. O. U. W., and on making a little in vestigation the officers of No. 3 discover ed that their lodge funds was also short on' account of Mr. Stewart's financiering. Master Workman D. S. Myers and other officers of the lodge laid the mat ter before Stewart yesterday and de manded an explanation and ordered him to turn over the books. Stewart then admitted that for about four years he had been appropriating lodge money to his own use, but had -carefully concealed hia peculations from the auditing committees by keeping a double set of books. When the auditing committee would make its examinations of his accounts they always found every thing all right, because they only saw one set of books. A Meeting Held Last Night. A meeting of Lodge No. 3 was held last night, at which Stewart's stealings were made public, and John Putnam, proprietor of the Central Barber shop, was elected financier to succeed the de faulting officer, while Master Workman Myers was given the duty of straighten ing out the financial matters of the. lodge. Stewart lives in a brick house west of Washburn college, and he was not pres ent at the lodge meetings either Tuesday night or last night. Mrs. Stewart sent word to the lodge last night that her husband had taken poison but he is still alive today, and the officers of the lodge do not place much credence in the story of attempted sui cide. Mrs. Stewart was seen in the lodge room this morning by a State Jocrnal reporter but she didn't want to talk about the affair which she said, was "lodge business." She said Mr. Stewart was able to sit up this morning. Admits He Took $1,000. Master Workman Myers said: "We do not know how much the shortage will amount to in our lodge but Mr. Stewart has taken about $1,000. A commit tee will make a thorough investigation. However the lodge is still all right finan cially; all our debts are paid and we have money in the treasury. There will be no criminal prosecution in connection with the affair, and the lodge will not call on the bondsmen, who are Dr. A. J. Huntoon and C. Bauer schmidt. Commander H. C. Streeter of Select Knights No. 1 said: "We discover that we are between $300 and $400 short with the Grand lodge, besides losing some thing out of the general fund, but the legion has other resources, and will be able to stand up under the loss. D. C. Naylor. who is - one of Stewart's bondsmen to the legion, went to Empo ria today to make a further investiga tion." Paid Only $30 a. Month. -Stewart has been financier of these lodges for several years and has been paid $30 a month by lodge No. 8 for his services while the Legion paid him $50 a year. He gave his entire time to the work of keeping the books of the two lodges. It is said that Stewart has used all the money taken from" the lodges in sup porting his family but that he has lived high .for -some time. WICHITA BOODLE CASE. Members of the School Board are Declar ed Not Guilty. Wichita, Kan., April 26. The jury in the Ward and Cole boodle case came in this afternoon with a verdict of not guil ty, after being out about 24 hours. These school board members were charged with receiving money from teachers for positions in the public schools. The trial has been going on for a week and all the teachers in the city were sub poenaed as witnesses. The two men were prominent members of the school board. Another suit will certainly grow out of this oner HE ADVERTISED. A Dentist Expelled for Exhibiting; Good Sense and Business Enterprise. At the meeting of the State Dental as sociation at the Hotel Throop, Dr. Van Fossen of Kansas City, was expelled for 'unprofessional conduct" The conduct referred to was Dr. Van Fossen'a advertisement In the Kansas City Journal which the association de ciaed "savored too strongly of quackery." The advertisement in question stated the facts that he was formerly a member of the state board of dental examiners, and had refused the chair of dental sur gery in a medical college. The doctors were unable to disprove these assertions but took exceptions to Dr. Van Fossen put ting them into his "ad." The dentists re garded it a very heinous offense for one of their number to advertise. Dr. Van Fossen may have been "unprofessional," but he shows more business sense than many of his fellow dentists who know less and do a great deal less business. Another doctor came under the ban of his associate dentists. He was Dr. Floyd, of Paola, who has been notified to appear before them at their next meeting and defend himself against charges of impeachment. It is charged that Dr. Floyd associated himself with a medical college not "recognized" by the dental profession. It is said also that after being a professor there one year he wrote out a diploma. This morning was taken -up with papers ' on technical subjects, and this afternoon is devoted largely to clinics. The association has a number of patie'nts that it is operating upon with new fan gled fillings and new processes of bridge work, and new discoveries in painless extraction. T1IIS LOOKS BAD. Bridges Reported Burned on the Great Northern Road. ' St. Paul, April 26. The company this afternoon made up a freight train to send through to the coast under 'protec tion of deputy marshals. Two bridges west of Fort Buford on the Great Northern were burned today. It is rumored that two others have gone. WON'T ARBITRATE. Indications That Great Northern Strikers Don't Want a Conference. St. Paul, April 26. The outlook in Great Northern affairs today is that the men will not go into conference with President Hill again, or if they do, it will be simply long enough to tell him that they will under no circum stances accept his proposition for arbi tration and go to work pending a set tlement. Mr. Hill today said that he had waited long enough for the men, that the people along the line of the road were' suffering and demanded service, and he proposed to give it to them. The militia throughout the state have been ordered to hold themselves in read iness and it had been supposed they liad been so ordered because of ,the trouble with the Coxeyites on the Northern Pa cific, but" it is now thought that they, are to be held in readiness in case of trouble on the Great Northern. The men will not interfere with mail trains, but when freight service is re sumed trouble is looked for. DETECTIVES TO BE SENT. Cleveland's Government Will Put Spies in Each Commonweal. Chicago, April 26. The authorities at Washington have . requested the chiefs of police in all cities to detail their most experienced xietectives to either follow the armies, or go to Wash ington and assist the police department of the capital to manage the great crowds that are certain to assemble there. Chief of Detectives Shea of this city received a letter from Wash ington preferring such a request and will send several of his best men, who are familiar with the crooks who in fest this part of the country. The authorities at the capitol believe that criminal characters from all over the country will flock to that city, thinking that during the confusion, Washington will be a good field for thieving and swindling. By massing the detectives, recruited from all parts of' the United States at the capital these characters can be spotted and locked up. ' The authorities at Washington will pay all the expenses of the officers sup plied, and intend to keep them a month or two until all the trouble is past. U. P. REORGANIZATION. The Government's Flan to Get Money Owed by That Company. Washington, D. C, April 26. At torney General Olney . today sent to congress the draft of a bill prepared by the department of justice as the representative of the government for the reorganization of the Union Pa cific railroad company aud the re-adjustment of the claims of the United States against the company. The plan in brief provides that the Union Pacific shall cancel all its indebt edness to the United States in full by an issue of railroad bonds drawing two per cent, the government to accept such bonds in full liquidation. The board of directors is to consist of five government directors and fifteen other directors, seven of whom may be chosen by preferred stockholders and eight by common stockholders. Provision is made for the court's ascer taining and providing for debts of the company and for other incidents of the foreclosure. SIR THOMAS ESM0NDE. Who Once Made a Speech.' In Topeka Heard from In Parliament. London, April 26. Sir Thomas Es monde has given notice that in the house of commons he will ask the government to give its assent to the annexation of the Samoan Islands to New Zealand, the Samoans themselves having repeatedly given expression to their approval of such administration of their govt r anient. The State Journal's Want and Mis cellaneous columns reach each working day in the 'week more than twice as many Topeka people as can be reached through any other paper. This ia a fact. VAR ATTOLUCA. Five Thousand Striking Miners to March on the Town, To Prevent Santa Fe Miners from Working. GUNS AND CARTRIDGES Furnished by the Operators to Defend the Mines. The Coal Miners Strike in Other Localities. Spring Valley, Ills., April 26. About 5,000 miners have arranged to leave hero this afternoon for Toluca, marching in a body to get out the mon still working. A large consignment of guns aud cartridges was received here lata, yester day by the mining operators. There are believed to be not less than 200 of the guns and four or five thousand car tridges. This equipment was quietly delivered and placed in the hands of a force of deputies sworn in by the sheriff. It is stated that the operators are prepared to place another order for arms by telegraph if necessary and that a supply of guns sufficient for any emergency could bo received within a few hours. Matte's Look Serious. Spring Valley, I1L, April 26. 3 p. m Intense excitement prevails here today over the ' coal miners strike aud strong fears are expressed that a contlict be tween the strikers and the men who refuse to leave their work will result iu riot and bloodshed. The center of the conflict will be Toluca, where the miners refuse to quit their work. A meeting of the Btrikers was held at which this report was presented by u committee sent to Toluca and it was de termined that from 2,000 to 3,000 men from this section should organize and march in a body to Toluca and compel the men at work there to desist. The mine owners have provided them selves with arms aud ammunition in abundance, and it is feared that when this army of strikers reach Toluca thero will be bloodshed aud death. Feeling is running very high here against thu men who have refused to quit work, and should they fall into the hands of the strikers little mercy would be shown them. I.a Salle Miuwra Golutr- La Sallk, 111., April 26. Miners from this city and surrounding towns arts gathering preparatory to a march on Toluca to force the ..men there to quit work. They expect to reach Toluca, which is twenty-eight miles distant, by sunrise tomorrow. forcing mkx to stkikk. A Mob Range Through the Coal Kejlom mi (I Frightens Men Frofti Work. Conn ells vi lle, Pa., April 20. More than two-thirds of the plants in the coku regions are closed down and the striko is a success. The mob which surged to and fro from the Mount Pleasant branch yebterday and laat night accomplished its object in forcing the men out. There was no violence, but the men were so badly frightened that many dropped their tools and fled. Women aud children were terrorized, and scores of them spent the night on the hills above the works. Several of the operators were prepar ing to resume with non-union men, and have asked the sheriff for protection. Clearfikld, Pa., April 2(5. The situ ation in the coal fields iu this dintrict is unchanged. All empty cars have been removed from the mines located on tiio Beech Creek road between here and Patton and all switches leading to the mines have been spiked. Richmond, Mo., April 26. In mans meeting the miners employed in this section have decided to obey the order of the United Mine Workers' association, and go out on strike. There are about 1,000 miners in this county. The miners go out in hope of forcing up the prico for digging coal all over the country. Weir City, Kas., April 20. L. W. Johns, superintendent of the Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad company of Bir mingham, Ala., has secured here 200 ne gro coal miners to go into the Birming ham mines in place of the strikers there. Cherokee, Kans., April 20. An agent for the Alabama Coal company has gath ered here 100 colored miners who will be shipped direct to Birmingham, Ala.; to take strikers places. Macon, Mo., April 26. The Bevier coal miners in mass-meeting, have decided to continue the strike as ordered by the United Mine Workers of America. Milan, Mo.. April 26. News has been received that 3U0 miners at Mendota and all the miners at Blackbird, are out on a strike. Today' Han'sa City Live Stock Hale DRESSED BEEF AND EXPORT BTKKR9, 71. ...1449 $4.25 22.... 1247 fi.10 25.... 1300 4.05 21.... 1247 4.00 19 . 1186 3.90 38 1143 3.83 20 1089 3.75 18 1041 3.75 31.... 846 3.60 COWS AND HEIFERS. 16 898 3.65 9.... 1028 3.50 40" 613 3.40 21 604 3.40 19!!!! 685 a45 18.... 1093 3.10 15.... 1108 3.05 STOCK ERS. 4.... 912 8.40 2 530 3.'J5 . FEEDERS. 23.... 1192 3.85 19.... 800 3.4) hogs. 66.... 280 5.15 75.... 252 5.12 124 . 205 5.10 90 218 5.0. .z 42.... 345 5.07 41.... 220 5.05 116 157 4.95 92 150 4.90 87'. 186 5.05 84 109 5.0. 91.!.. 182 5.00 34.... 169 5.02J. W. II. Culp and Frank Klingman caught forty-five bass at North Lake View yesterday. The heaviest weighed four pounds. One buffalo, weighing about fifteen pounds, was caught.