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ssfcJ 10 CENTS A WEEK. NIGHT EDITION. TOPEKA, KANSAS, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 12, 1894. TWENTY-SECOND YEA I. :. ; f ',: ' I' I j 0 i; it t I v r t 1 I , j I'.v i . s i U ;l I j 1 , ! I ! ' f i f ,. i "! '(I A BIG GOUGE Which WiU 'ConiR Ont of the People's Pockets, Through the Arrest of the Sanders Army. NEELY GETS S1S,000 'WhJ&ky- Account For Ilis Great Haste In Nabbing Over Fonr Hun dred Men And Hauling- Them. 300 Miles by Railroad, TO UNLOAD ON TOPEKA Where They 31ay Have to Be Supported By Contributions From the General Public. The United States officials are person ally interested in the arrest of General Sanders and his commonweal army, which no doubt accounts for the willing ness with which they responded to the request of the Missouri Pacific officials to arrest the men and bring them to Tope ka. United States Marshal Neely will get in the neighborhood of $18,l0d in fees for his services in arresting these men and brhig them to Topeka. The Uuited States statutes provide that the United States marshal shall receive $2 for each warrant served which count ing the 431 enrolled commonwealers gives Mr. Neely $y02 for making the ar rest. For transporting himself, guard and each prisoner from the place of arrest, Scott City to Topeka, jx distance of 300 miles, ten cents a mile for each indi vidual. For this one item Marshal Neely gets $l(i,o30. Of course under ordinary circumstances the marshal would have to pay the regular railroad fare of three, .cents a mile which for himself, party and prisoners would re duce his receipts about $3,000. It is understood, however, that the Missouri Pacific officials were so anxious to get rid of the comnionvvealers that the tram bringing the men to Topeka; was furnished free: Marshal .Neely also is allowed C cents a mile for himself and deputies when go ing to the place where an arrest is to be niade, which amounts to about $1,800. Figuring .larshal Neely's' fees with the understanding that the special train did not cost him anything, he will get no less than $ 18,232, which does not include liis fees for subpctaning witnesses, when the case copies to trial United States Commissioner E. A. Wagener comes in lor his share of the government's cash, which however seems a mere pittance alongside the enormous amount which goes into the pocket of Marshal Neely. The above ligure9 have been verified for the State Jocksal by the best legal counsel in the city, and are absolutely" correct. The Figures in Detail. In detail the figures are as follows: Marshal' Fees. Service of warrant on each man, $1.00; each ball bond, fifty cents; transportating crimiuais, ten cents a mile for himself, ami for each guard and prisoner. Attending examination before com missioner, $2.00. ' Traveling ingoing to serve a warrant, 6 cents a mile. .Every expense he is at. CoinmfHtloner'i f'cei. Each oath, 10 cents; per day on hear ing, $5.' 0; issuing each warrant, $1.00; entering rule ordor, continuance or judg ment, 15 cents per folio; case dismissed $1.00; making dockets, indexing, taxing costs ami all other services in a case where issue is joined, but no testimony triven. $2.00; where testimony is given. $3.00. MAKSHAt XEELV'S SEGLIGEXCE. Th "Slate Juurnnl" t lie First to Fornlih ati Adrqa ite Anrnuul of Food. United States Marshal Neely is re sponsible for the failure to provide food for his industrial prisoners when he ar rived at Topeka. The meu had had uo food since 3 o'clock in the moruing.Mav or Harrison went into the special car where Marshal Neely was and said: "Mr. Neely, haven't you made any pro visions to feed these men? They haven't had any food since 3 o'clock this morn ing." "That's my business," said Neely. "These men are my prisoners and I in tern! to feed them when I get ready." "Well, but common humanity demands that they have something to eat at once. 1 am willing to see that they- are fed at no expense to the government." "Do you mean to say that I have no humanity,1" said Neely. "I have just as much humanity as you have." "Well, you don't show it if you have. Here it is half past three o'clock and these men haven't had any.thiug to eat since three o'clock this morning, and haven't had davs." square ml for three "Neither have I ' replied the United States marshal who was now AikIuI With rage. "These men are my pris oners and I will take care of them with out any help from you. We don't waut any advice or any assistance from you even if you are the mayor of the city." Marshal Neely used some other language and started out of tthe car. At the car door ' he was met by Gen eral Manager Clark andiSalie Waggener who asked if any thing had been done about feeding the men. Neely told tUeni "No" and they insisted that in the name of humanity he ought to feed them at once. Neely having received a drubbing from the railroad officials who had suc ceeded in unloading the army on the government at Topeka started" up town to get some crackers and cheese. The first food the hungry common wealers of Sanders' army tasted after their arrival in Topeka was given them by the State Jocrnai The United States marshal; the state officials; the county officials and the city having failed to feed the hungry men, a few minutes after 3 o'clock the State Jourhal purchased a wagon load of food composed of 200 loaves of bread and 1.200 small cakes and had them hauled to the "Missouri Pacific yards where at 4 o'clock the men were still penned up in their cars with the sun beating down on them. The State Journal, wagon was greeted with cheers when it came in sight of the train and the men obtained a vision of something to eat. The bread was passed along the side of the train by willing hands, and the wealers reached through the windows for the loaves and as the baskets and barrels of cookies were passed along, each man scooped up a handful. The men gave three cheers for the State Jocksal which ended with a big whoop when the food was all gone. In addition to what wp.s fur nished by the Journal. Farnsworth's market sent the men a crate of bologna and Mrs. J. B. Kirk, of 1110 Monroe street distributed a dishpan full of bread and butter in the car where a sick man lay. After all this had been done Marshal Neely was astonished that the men had not b,een fed on provisions he said he had sent them. About iive o'clock an express wagon drove up with some cheese and crackers which the United States marshal had ordered for the men and the govern ment's donation was quickly exhausted. A little later the Hamilton Printing com pany sent the men some bread and bologna sausage. About nine o'clock at night Marshal Neely again furnished some food the principal part of which was a quarter of a beef which the men broiled over their camp tires. COMMONWEAL SONGS. One of Tuera Has a Gnod Sentiment 31usic at the Camp. Very few of the Sanders men have any money and those that have any have only a few cents it-would hardly be come a Coxeyite to carry much wealth with him in money or clean shirts. The banjoist will be their saivation, though, if he continues the work he began yesterday. At the solicitation of the crowd he sang one of his characteristic songs to the tune of an old plantation melody (if the word may be permitted in this connection) and here is one verse: Oil. wo don't like Cleveland nohow; " We don't like Cleveland nohow. He's not a neck like ;i lioss. And lie thinks he's our los; But we'll show him, these rowdy times. The banjo was then circulated in the crowd and the silver chipped in merrily to the amount of $5 or $0. Thus en couraged the singer continued his selec tions and amused the crowd for a couple of hours. Another of the common wealer's songs was given to the State Journal by it's author, Thomas Brokaw of Denver, who is a well educated man, and though a machinist, has of late been a miner. The tune is that of "Glory, Glory, Halleluja." He calls it: Oar Own Dear Mountain Home. Colorado's glories are the burden of my song. Coiuinlua s choicest treasures lie the hills and dales amoii. Should a foeman dare invade us he would find our arms are strong. In our own dear mountain home. Hurrah, hurrah for Colorado, (etc.,) Our own dear mountain home. Pike's Peak's shadow comes creeping o er the piain; Long's Peak's misty cap is answering liim again; The snowy range between theui makes a glitter ing snver chain. In our own dear mountain home. Chorus. So, while from rocky canons our rivers hurry down The Boulder. Platte and Cache La I'ude feed many a pleasant town. We will bear ilie cross of labor and will strive to win its crow n In our owu dear mountain home. Chorus, So, children of the union, it Is still our dearest name. And dear to us are still the states from which our fathers came; 'One God. one law. one country," our motto we shall claim. In our own dear mountain home. Chorus, WHAT THEIR OBJECT IS. As Explained In Their Articles of Organl z.iilou. General Sanders and his army were thoroughly organized before leaving Cripple Creek and what their object is, is defined in the following articles of or ganization: Cripple Creek. April 20. "We, the undersigned, American citi zens of Cripple Creek, El Paso county, state of Colorado, do hereby organiza ourselves into a body to be known as the Cripple Creek legion of the Coxey indus trial army, and hereby pledge ourselves to the following rules and regulations of said army: Section 1. The object and purpose of the said army are to march to Washing ton as a peaceable organization and de mand of congress such legislation as will be beneficial to the geueral mass of la boring people and federations of labor organizations throughout the United States of America." Sec. 2. Such legislation as we shall re quire shall be to restore silver at a rate of 16 to 1, and also the free and unlimit ed coinage. Sec. 3. We will petition congress in person for the passage of an irrigation bill. Said bill shall be for the purpose of irrigating millions of acres of desert land throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Kausas, California, Washington, Nevada, Utah. Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, thus giving employment to thousands of now unemployed men and homes for thousands of families. As we have heretofore petitioned con gress many times for the passage of such bills as would be beneficial to the people of the western states and such petitions have alwaya been ignored, therefore be it j Resolved, That we as American citi i zens do form and organize an army of j the unemployed to march to Washing j ton and ask' congress in person for the passage or such bills as will restore prosperity and dot the now barren dis trict with happy homes. CHEEKED THE "TATE JOUBNAI" Iha Meeting; at ths Court House Last , Night ,Joa Waters' Speech. The meeting held last night at the court house in the interest of Sanders' army drew a large crowd, and by the enthusiasm manifested one would con clude that if sympathy could - help the ommonwealers they did not lack for that. The meeting was called to order by Alonzo Wardall, and A. W. Earnest was elected chairman and Mrs. Alonzo War dall secretary. Immediately Alonzo Wardall arose and took from his pocket copies of the bills Coxey intends presenting to congress and began to read. He had only fairly started when Capt. J. G. Waters arose and said: "I don't want to listen to the Coxey platform. If that is w-hat you are here for you can count me out. I had assurances from Gov. Eewelling that this meeting was to be held to consider the situation of these men now with us and that is what I came here for." W ardall at once collapsed and he and his Coxey bills were heard no more. Waters had not finished, however, and he was called to the front and made a speech which was often interrupted by cheers. ' When I vva3 at Mission Ridge," he said, "a great body of unkempt men rushed through our ranks, hungry and half starved, but although they wore the rebel gray, we opened our haversacks to them and gave of what we had. ' When I see a big body of Americans 500 unemployed men, kenneled like dogs and guarded by United States marshals, some of them our own county officers, my whole being rises in protest. They are in charge of United States officers, and still were kept from 3 o'clock this morning until 5 o'clock this evening without a bite to eat. We wouldn't waut to see our dogs treated that way. When I sat down to my simple supper this evening, it seemed almost a crime that I should eat it while 500 of my fellow citi zens were locked in cars almost fam ished. I have pot been a friend of Gov ernor Lewelling, but I wan't to say that his conduct in this affair has been mag nificent. He was right, and I pride my- self upon having a governor who lias backbone enough not to listen to the de mands of a corporation attorney who has exceeded his authority. "This railroad attorney and United States Commissioner Wagener were ex hibiting unwarranted cheek, to say the least, to arrest these men who, I am sat isfied, are guilty of no more crime than I am." Captain Waters added that he figured that the appearance of the men in the United States court would incur a cost of $16,000. Captain Waters devoted a great deal of his talk to United States Commission er' Wagener. In speaking of the- men. he said that some people say they struck when they could get $3 a day, but that does not alter the conditions of their stomachs now. When Captain W'aters had finished there were loud cries of "Go on! go on!" but he didu't go on, so Noah Allen was called. He thought that "the man who issued the warrant for the arrest of the men should be retired to some secluded spot where he should be made to eat sand and drink muddy water all the rest of his days. He should either be in an asylum or where Wagener would like to see the Coxeyites." He said that a jury could not be found to convict the men. Mr. Allen called the deputy United States marshals "little babies who for $3 a day would be willing to shoot down their fellow men these little sucklings who would all have taken to the brush if any show of resistance had been made." G. C. Clemens next responded to calls. He walked to the front with an I-told-you-so kind of a smile upon his features. He said that he was in a most peculiar mood. "1 try to be mad," he said, "but every time I do it I am just bursting with laughter to think that the Missouri Pacific has been kind enough to help those men so far on their way." He wanted to see United States Commis sioner Wagener put his finger on Judge Caldwell's buzz saw. He said, "When I went down to see Sanders I didn't in quire for United States Marshal Neely or any of his deputies. I inquired for Ualio Waggener and he said 'Sanders is locked up in the car.' He didn't refer me to Neely for Wagener is the real jailer and the men United States marshals and all are his pr a iners." State Superintendent Gaines was next called and he surprised every one by making a personal defense of his own conduct in the bond deal. He defended the Populists and didu't talk to the poiut at all. Noah Allen again claimed the recogni tion of the chairman. He said: "I wish it to be understood that if I said anything reflecting upon the newspapers "in this matter I didn't mean it for 1 think that one especially deserves our hearty com mendation for its attitude in this matter. It was the first on the ground with a wagon load of provisions for the hungry men aud I waut to say frankly and freely that the Evening Jolusal deserves the thanks of every one for its course in this matter." Cheers. Mr. Allen then offered the followinc resolutions which were unanimously adopted: Resolved, That we citizens of Topeka in mass meeting assembled do hereby demand the resignation or removal of Uuited States Commissioner Wacener for his unwarranted and un-American acts in riding over the state and issuing his warrant for General Sanders and four hundred other American workmen at the behest of the attorney of the Mis souri Pacific Railway company when they were guilty of no offense" against the government, and it is further Resolved, That we request the United States district attorney to withdraw- the unwarranted use of the federal machinery by the Missouri Pacific railway company to" serve its own ends by Jihe dismissal and discharge of Gen. Sanders and his company who are now under arrest and in charge of the general solicitor of said company. The following were appointed as a committee to organize and secure con tributions from both city and county for the men now under arrest: D. L. Fur beck, J. G. Waters, Wm. Grandafield, T. W. Harrison, G. C Clemens, Frank P. MacLe'nnan, Wm. Hollren. The follow ing ladies were appointed as an auxil iary committee to co-operate with them: Mrs. A. J. Arnold, Mrs. Grace Potts, Mrs. Dr. McLallin, Mrs. Bina Otis, Mrs. Thomas Page, Mrs. E. M. WardalL J. G. Waters, T. W. Harrison, A. W. Earnest and Alonzo Wardall were select ed aa a committee to wait upon Marshal Neely and demand that the people of this city be allowed to feed the prisoners. The meeting then adjourned. AT THE CAMPS. Scenes at the Colorado Coinmonwealer's Headquarters Today. 'Everything is quiet at the Sanders camp today. Most of the men were up at eight or nine o'clock aud a substan tial breakfast of boiled beef, potatoes, bologna sausage, bread and coffee was served at ten, and each particular appe tite appeased. No restraint was put up on the men a3 to their actions and many of them have been up town the greater part of the day. .Those at the camp pass the time in singing, smoking and telling stories. Sightseers are not so numerous today. Moat of. the 'wealers have cleaned up and are shaved. "Tomorrow is Sunday," said one man who wore a gingham shirt and a rattle snake skin necktie, "and we're going to see our girls." The shaving scene is a spectacle. The candidate sits on the ground with his head thrown back and held between the operators' knees aud is helpless while the scraping goes on. lesteraay aiternoon about 4 o clock a number or the ladies of Topeka with a basketful of button-hole bouquets adorned the entire army with bouton- uieres composed of roses and pansies. This morning two little girls went through the camp and distributed fresh bouquets of yellow roses which the men all wear proudly. Dinner was served at 4 o'clock and consisted of fresh boiled beef, noodle soup, boiled potatoes, bread and coffee. The cooking and eating dishes are all of tin and do not look as clean as they might. Only two meals are served each day, and the men are lined up and count ed before each. J. McGuire, the color bearer with the Sanders army has had a new banner painted. It reads: ; CRIPPI.K CREEK. COLO., I ; LEGION COXEY'S INDUSTRIAL ARMY. : It was painted by Dudley and Butler. Franklin, the banjo player, was lying in his tent today and was called away to carry some lumber. "That's just the way," said he, "I have to do all tne work. I never sit down but that I'm called away to do some work." He had been gone but a short time when he returned, looking scared. "Boys, I've lost all my money. I left it right there in the tent, and now its all gone. Where's my silver?" ' When he learned that his "pard" had taken care of the purse he heaved a sigh of relief, and went bacK to carry some more lumber. As Co. B lined up this morning two little girls went along the line and gave each man a basket of flowers. An old colored man came into camp with a wagon load of radishes and onions, and gave them to the commonwealers. TENTS FBO)I THE STATE. The Commonweal Encampment on the Ground Near the Missouri Pacific. United States Marshall Neely, accom panied by General Sanders, called upon the governor at 6 o'clock last evening and made a request for tents for the commonweal army. 'Ihe tents are in control of a board consisting of the ad jutant general, attorney general aud sec retary of state. The board at once met and granted the request and Adjutant General Davis and his assistants loaded an express wagon with fifty tents. They were taken to the grounds and the men soon had them pitched in the vacant place between the Missouri Pacific tracks. United States Marshal Neely gave bond for the return of the tents. Fires were started as soon as the tents were pitched and the men prepared their supper which consisted of what was left of the food furnished at 4 o'clock. The camp presented a military ap pearance and the men gathered around the camp fires and sang songs and told stories in true army style. Nineteen deputies armed with Winchesters patrolled the camp all night but the men came and went as they wished. The camp was filled with visitors from the city but at an early hour the tired worn out army of the commonweal wrapped themselves in bankets and quilts and lay down on the ground to sleep. THESE ARE PliOG! tESSXVE TIMES. A Man Arrested for Saying 'Anybody Can Get a Job." The stopping of the commonwealers here was an opportunity for the expres sion of opinions by locul philosophers that was not to be overlooked aud they were not slow to grasp it. An old col ored man, who afterwards 'lowed he was "Crazy Crank Cupid Rogers" mounted a pile of ties and made a speech to an en thusiastic if not earnest crowd of citi zens in which he divided his stock of contempt about equally between Eng land and some boys on a freight car who were making fun of him. Among other things, Cupid was proud of "de fact dat his great gran'fader fought with George Washington at Bunker Hill, when dey capturned Cornwallis." A spectator who was evidently not a sympathizer, nearly got hurt for declar ing that "you would always find poverty where there is ignorance," and a young man who said it would be "no trouble to find work in Topeka if a man really looked for it" was immediately called a liar and after some hot words, arrested by vigilant Officer Steele and marched off to jaiL THE COMMON WEAL ER ENGINEER Who Held the Throttle for the Common weal Treated Royally. The man who ran the Sanders com monweal engine is W. A. Lewellyn., He is an old Pennsylvania engineer. For ten years lie has been at Seattle, Wash., j where he was in charge of the machinery of the Oregon Improvement company. "I didn't get much chance," he said, "and we only made about 50 miles an hour but our last engine was a hummer and I could have beaten that all hollow if they would have let ua alone." Last evening a delegation of men con sisting of F. J. Hudson, M. Greenwald and Dransfield & Dick of Topeka, and S. S. Hyatt, Quincy, 111.; M. D. Farrand, Chicago, and II. M. Davis, Middletown, Ohio, traveling men, hunted up the en gineer and piloting him out of the Camp took him up to the city and fitted him out with a new suit of clothes, hat and shoes and had him shaved and given a bath. THE TROUBLE IN WASHINGTON. Coxey Sympathiser at Tncoma Agitated Over a Shooting. Tacoma, Wash., May 12. Sympathi zers with the Coxey movement are much excited over the news of the battle in eastern Washington. S. B. Eghert a well known Populist is 8aid to- have stated that he has 1,000 men ready to release the commonwealers who are. .now. being brought from Yakima under arrest The sympathizers gathered in groups about towu last night aud talked in a threatening manner. No change is noted in the condition of Jack Jolly, the wound ed deputy. He said in an interview that deputy Chidester shot him in the melee accidentally. ONE WHO IS A PUGILIST. And tne Champion of Colorado Is in the lvink.. One of the most interesting figures of "General" Sanders' legion is Harry Mor gan, the captain of '-Company C." Mor gan is a man with the form of an athlete. Ilia f n re. ia ra1 u r-nfr. 1 h ia rinrfit cut ia J gone, and he wears eye-glasses. Ihis man has been in the prize ring for a number of years, and in that time has fought thirteen battles, of which eleven were won and two were drawn. In 1879 he fought Jerry Mahoney at Leadville, and defeated that fighter in the sixty-fifth round. This made him the champion of Colorado. In 1885, at Silver City, New Mexico, Morgan fought with Jim DeGrass, the champion 110 pound light weight of Australia, and knocked him out in the ninth round. These are only a few of Morgan's victo ries. When not in training Morgan has spent most of his time in prospecting. THE FOOD COMMITTEE. , V A Meeting- to Organize for Emergencies. The food committee appointed by last night's mass meeting met this morning and organized by electing Mayor T. W. Harrison, chairman; Mrs. E. .Si. Wardall, secretary; D. 1. Furbeck, treasurer; the three officers to constitute an executive committee. The committee believed that nothing was to be done while the United States marshal provided for the men but con sidered it best to organize for any emergency that might arise. A number of the "weavers" having expressed a de sire to have religious, services if they were here tomorrow, the committee, was instructed to invite Rev. C. M. Sheldon to provide spiritual food for the army tomorrow afternoon at 2:30. .k. Will Stay Over Sunday. General Sanders and his army will be guests of the United States in Topeka over Sunday. District Attorney Porry arrived from Fort Scott shortly after noon, and has devoted his entire time since arriving in the city to looking up the case preparatory to the preliminary hear ing which will be had before Commis sioner Wagener on Monday or Tuesday. Coxey Home Gnard Called Out. The Coxey Home Guard and all sym pathizers will meet at 118 East Eighth street at 7 o'clock this evening, and march to Gen. Sandu.iV camp. E. S. Hunter, Captain. WRECKED JTIIE TRAIN. Carters' Industrials With Their Stolen Train Derailed by Railroad Employes. Salt Lake City, Utah, May 12. Car ters' industrials moved from Lehi late last night to American Fork, where they captured a Union Pacific engine, switched it to the Rio Grande Western track, attached it to some empty cars and started east. At Provo the railway employes spiked a switch partly open and derailed the en gine. The industrials are now working hard to get the engine on the track. A special train carrying Marshal Bingham and deputies has started for Provo. The sheriff at Provo has called upon Governor West for assistance, and he has gone down on a special train with two companies of militia. MRS. PLUMB SUES. She Demands (30,000 of Calvin Hood and EUen Smitlu Mrs. Carrie Plumb, wife of the late Senator Plumb, has- brought suit in the district court of Lyon county against Calvin Hood and Ebeu Smith of Em poria, to recover the sum of if 30,000, which she claims is due her in a mining transaction in which hor husband was connected with Hood and Smith. She claims she was induced to act detrimentally to her own interests and asks the court to order a strict accounting establish her rights in the matter. A S4.( Verdtet. A verdict for 4,000 agaiust the Santa Fe railway has been awarded by the jury in the Cross case at Emporia. John B. Cross was suing for the death of his son, who was killed in the Emporia yards. The noise of one engine pre vented his hearing the approach of one on the track on which he was standing. Kenator Wolrotc Goes to Europe. New York, May 12. Senator Wol cott of Colorado, sailed from New York today for Europe. lie goes away on ac count of ill health and will probably be absent several mouths. Cold Kxpor:ert this Week O.O0O,OO. New York, May 12. The steamships which sailed for Europe to-day carried $2,900,000 in gold, making the total ship ments of gold from this port for the past week f 6,000,000. Reserve your seat for Misa Yaw con- cert at Kellara'3. . . . COXEY MOVES. His Camp Is Takeu Six Miles Irani - Town Into Maryland. Washington, May 12. General Cox y, acting under orders from tho health de partment, moved his camp out of the city of Washington. He has been offered a site six miles away near the old Bladeusburg dueling grounds. He says he will return to Washington when tne other forces have mobilized at the capitol. Tents were struck at 'Camp Tyranny" today and the amy was soon on tho march for the new camp near Hyatta ville, -Md. Owing to Carl Browne's aud Coxey's case in police court, the command was turned over to young Jesse Coxey. Comparatively few persons watched tho departure of the army as it marched through the side streets with the brass drum pounding aud all the banners dis played. The men were pleased at tho prospect of a change, and talked hilar iously of the country fare they expected to get. "Gen." Coxey talks enthusiastically of the support the army is receiving from, the west and of the car loads of pro visions being shipped lor it. He has re ceived an invitation to dinner from tho Clover Club in Philadelphia on May 17 and says he will be there unless pre vented by the necessity of serving an im portant engagement with . the district authorities. There is much uneasiness among the residents of Hyattsville at the prospec t of the undesirable neighbors. A meeting was held last night and speeches made condemning J.Rogers who invited the Coxeyites to camp on his land. A meeting of the citizens of Hyattsville has been called for to-night to tako action to protect the village. A KANSAS 31 OR. Murderer of Carl Kuhl at Cottonwood rolls About to lie I.ynelie I. - Strong City, Kas., May 12. 3:20 p. m. The sheriff with a force of over 000 men captured George Rose, who killed Carl Kuhl at Cottonwood Falls yesterday. Rose refused to throw up his hands when ordered, saying: "I shot that young man, shoot me." At this hour a mob is organizing to lynch the murderer. Con servative men are laboring to dissuade the mob from this purpose. OFF FOIt 1SLUEFIELDS. The Cruiser New York Hani There in Great Haste. CoroN. May 12. The United Statos cruiser New York, Capt. John W. Phil lips, which arrived yesterday from Ja maica, has hurriedly left for Bluefield.-', Mosquito territory, her presence thi-ri being needed on account of the unsettled state of affairs at that port. Advices from Bluetields say that 11i condition of uncertainty still prevailing there is due to the fact that both tho Americans and the Nicaratruans are awaiting definite nction on the part of the, Uuited States government. Johnson Murder Case. J. G. Slonecker has returned from tho trial of the somewhat notorious Ira John son murder case at Alma. He represented the defendant in the case and the jury returned a verdict of "not guilty" after being out less than thirty minute'. Johnson was charged with the crime, but the evidence against him was wholly circumstantial, and the evidence was nearly as strong that the victim had committed suicida I'opullKt County Committee. The county central committee of the People's party was in session at the head quarters of the Populist league this af ternoon for the purpose of call ing a county convention for the election of delegates to tho state and congressional conventions. The county will have ten delegates in the state and twenty-one in the congressional conventions. No date has been agreed on as yet. Seedless Grapes. In view of the widespread fear of ap pendicitis, and its frequent occurrence after the victim has swallowed the seeds of fruit, it is interesting tj know that botanists believe that seed less grapes are a possibility. The so called "currants" of Zante are really small seedless grapes. Coreless apples, etoneless cherries and plums, and and even seedless strawberries and raspberries are all possibilities of bud propagation. ( No Time Like the I'resent. It may be that "the good old times were the best," but when one s-.,-e electricity successfully used to turn great railroad draw-br id ares weighing thousands of tons, and is whisked over these bridges on railway cars running a mile a minute, one may be forgiven for not longing for the days of slow going mail coaches and fords instead of bridges. loru About. Ostriches,-like all animals, exhibit interesting qualities, striking like those of human kind, to those who observe . their daily actions. When they are setting the cock takes his place on the nest at sundown, and ;it sunrise is relieved by his wife, who assumes her position for the day. At the end of the six weeks' incubation both birds, are miserably thin and weak. It will be a month before Contractor Abe Fulford has the excavations at tii site of the new Santa Fe hospital residv for the foundations. By that time tl o specifications will have been completed and the contract let. The officers expect the hospital to be under cover before cold weather next fall. The cas-es in which Miller and Earn est Dann are defendants came up in Jus tice Furry's court today and were given another long continuance, until the first week in June, by reason of tho illness of Ida Peterson the complaining witnetw. ( i 3 iff.