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" j (fP I iff tifr fTWJll rl 11 I 'I II I I I T 111 i 10 CENTS A WEEK, NIGHT EDITION. TOPEKA, KANSAS, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 26, 1894. TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. IT LOOKS GRAVE. The Situation in Colo,-a!o is Extremely Serious. The Governor Proposes to "Stop the Row" AT CRIPPLE CREEK. Both Sides Must Disarm at Once He Says, And the State Jlilitia Shall Preserve the Peace. Denver, May 20. Governor Waite does not hesitate to declare his sympa thies are -with the striking miners at Cripple Creek- lie asked Attorney Gen eral Engley for an opinion as to the right of a sheriff to obtain an armed force from another county than that in which Le is an otficer. The attorney general has returned a written opinion. "That the organization of an armed force of men in Arapahoe county to march to or enter El Paso county for the purposes alleged is con spiracy to do or aid in an unlawful act and all persons, members of such armed force or co-operating to organize or to send or transport same into one county from another, are guilty of a conspiracy to do an unlawful act, and th,e deputizing of such men to act as deputy sheriffs by the sheriff of El Paso county is a viola tion of law." The attorney general adds; "In case the El I'aso county sheriff uses the armed force as deputy sheriffs, or as a posse comitatus, and a riot or insurrection is precipitated by reason thereof, or if said armed force acts independently of said sheriff, and a riot or insurrection ensues by reason of an armed conflict with oth ers, the chief r executive of the state should preserve the peace of the corn wealth even if -it should become neces sary to call out the entire military force of the state. If the peace cannot be pre served otl'erwise martial law should be declared in tha particular district, and all violators of public order, including the said armed force, should be summa rily dealt with, that the dignity of the state may be maintained inviolate." Militia In Readiness. All commandants of militia posts throughout the state have been notified to hold themselves in readiness for an active service calL Gov. Waite said today: "It is my duty to stop this row. I shall probably about noon today issue a proclamation calling on all armed citizens to resume their daily avocations, and upon all lawless bodies to disperse. "Those men from- Denver who are under arms at Cripple Creek are to my mind rioters aud an illegal body. In directing all illegal bodies to disperse, those deputies must take cognizance of the warning just aa must auy and all other bodies." At the sheriff's office in this county, the governor's proclamation is regarded with more dread than the possibility of a conflict with the miners. Sheriff Bowers will not disperse his men. if he is the man I think he is," be gan Sheriff BurchinelL "At least I would not do it. The governor may en tertain an anarchistic view of the laws of Colorado, but as a sheriff I believe I can deputize men regardless of where they con:e from or belong." Supplies of Ammunition. It has just been learned that large quanties ot arms and ammunition have been shipped from Denver to the Cripple Creek strikers during the past week. Two consignments consisted each of 801) guns and 10,000 rounds of ball cartridges. The Cripple Creek mine owners who have determined to reopen their mines under the protection of armed guards are engaging men in this city and else where to work at the rate of $3 per day, of nine hours. About 30 common wealers hired in this city left for Florence on the morning train under charge of ex-Adjutant General Kennedy. It is said sev eral hundred quarrymen and coal miners have been engaged at Pueblo, Colorado Spring and other points who will be hipped to the mines today. Governor Waite remained in seclusion up to 1 o'cl6ck today. Though informed that a fight had occurred at Cripple Creek, he has not ordered out the mili tia. It is thought heU preparing a pro clamation ordering the Denver armed force at Cripple Creek to disperse. To Mow With Dynamite. Salt Lake, Utah, May 26. The com monwealers at Ogdeu threaten to disre gard the injuuctiun of court and march through Davis county to Salt Lake, if hey have to mow their way with dyna mite. The authorities will not permit it if they can prevent it, SITUATION AT CRIPPLE CREEK. A Rattle Between the Deputies and the Strikers. Cripple Creek, Colo., May 26 News has just reached here that about mid night the strikers seized an engine and cars at Victor and proceeded to Wilbur, 10 miles down the Florence and Cripple Creek railroad, where the Denver depu ties were encamped. .A battle occurred at 4 a. in. between the strikers and the outpost of the deputies in which one miner was killed and three injured. Sev eral deputies were also wounded. A non-union miner was also shot and killed in a saloon at Victor at 7 a. in. The mob that attacked the deputies numbered about 300. Their approach was discovered by the deputies and firing at once began from both sides. The deputies fired from the windows of the coaches aad the miners from behind boulders and trees. The engagement did not last long. The miners retreated to Victor with one man killed, four wounded and several of their number missing. The town of Victor is quiet, the armed miners having resumed their position on Battle mountain and Bull hilL The man killed in a saloon at Victor was Wm. Rabideau, a deputy from Colo rado Springs, who was driven out of the camp a few weeks, ago, and ordered never to return. lie made himself ob jectionable to the strikers by his efforts on behalf of Superintendent Locke of th Isabel!", mine, who started the move ment to pus -i- the. mines on the 9-hour basis, and vj iun out of the camp after being severely beaten. It is now positively known that no lives were lost by the blowing up of the Strong shaft house yesterday. It is reported here that Attorney C. S. Thomas of Den ver, on behalf of the mine owners, is try ing to have United States troops sent to the camp. Captured by "Women. The strikers give the credit of disarm ing 11 miners and 7 deputies, which was accomplished yesterday, to two women, and they are receiving all the honor due to heroism. The bunk-room at the Independence mine has been occupied by non-union miners for over a week. The sheriff has sent guards to protect them and there they remained in the very heart of the strike district. All efforts to force an evacuation had been ineffectual. According to the story told by the strikers, the women sought admission to the building. They "were allowed to en ter. Then they flourished a re volver each and commanded the men to throw up their hands. The men acceded and the striking miners, who were near at hand appeared. 1 he eigh teen men were disarmed and their arms forfeited. They were marched by the strikers toward Cripple Creek aud order ed not to appear in camp again. CARS CAN'T It VS IN. Striking Miners Refute to Let the Rail roads Act. Cbipplb Creek, Colo.. May 26. Spe cial Agent Nikirk of the Florence 5c Cripple Creek railroad has just received word from Pres. Johnson that the officers of the railroad have been notified by the miners union that the company will not be permitted to run passenger or box cars into the town of Victor, which is now the terminus of the road. The reason given by the men is that they want to know when deputy sher iffs and arms are sent in to use against them. The miners appear to have the key to the situation. They number nearly 800, are well armed aud have an abundance of ammunition. On the other hand the sheriff's force is small in numbers and appears to be poorly officered and equipped. JUDGE HALLKTr REFUSES. Ue Says the State Ciovero meut is in So cialists Hands. Denver, Colo., May 26. Judge Ilallett in the United States cir cuit - court this afternoon refused to - grant an injunction to restrain the striking miners from interfering with the Raven mine at Cripple Creek, which is a subject of litigation in the United States court. "If the state government," he said, "has fallen into the hands of the social ists which it has, that is your misfor tune." PORTS: HOURS AT CHICAGO. The Rock Island R-duces Time in Its Cur (thopi. Chicago, May 26. After next Mon day the employes of the Rock Island car shops will work only five days a week and only eight hours a day. The reason for the new rule is the prevalence of strikes in the coal fields and a decrease in the earnings of the company. The rule applies to all de partments with the exception of the brass foundry and will affect about 1,800 men. HE SAID . Gov.Altgeld IJenies With Expletives That He is Going: to Resign. Spkingfieli, III., May 26. In regard to reported rumors from Chicago that Governor Altgeld had serious intentions of resigning as chief executive of Illi nois, the Associated Press representative called at the executive office today and asked the governor if it was so. He said: "That's nonsense and nothing in it at all. The matter is only rumor, not officially so and a lie all around; that's all there is to it." The governor was at his office at the state house last night and today for the first time in nearly ten days. The following telegram was received from Danville, 111., today: "Send arms immediately and wire me on what train they will come. Signed "John W. Newton, Sheriff." To this Gov. Altgerd replied: "Shipped 50 rifles and 2,000 rounds of ammunition to your address by express. Signed John P. Ai.tgei.d, governor." The following was also received: ".Marseilles, Ills., May 20. Will you lend us fifty Winchesters for the protec tion of our mine? If so, express them quick. We look for trouble. "Marseilles Light and Power Co., Signed' "Per R. F." Ksolte, Supt" To this the governor replied: "Arms can only be issued upon requi sition of the sheriff. Signed "J. P. Altgeld, "Governor." REORGANIZING SANTA FE. A Plan For Reorganization Xew York. Proposed at New York, May 26. A plan for re organizing the Atchison which, it is said, is regarded favorably by the committee provides for the issue of income bonds to the amount of $10,000, 000, each shareholder of 100 shares of stock of the company to have the right to subscribe for a $14,000 bond at par. The changes already practically de cided on will reduce the annual fixed charges of the entire system $3,000,000, exclusive of the Atlantic & Pacific sys tem on which the charge will be mater ially reduced. The interest of the Colorado Midland bonds will be scaled, or the principal will be reduced. It is understood that the St Louis and San Francisco securties will not be touched, and the second mortgage bonds will be made a contin gent charge. Decision ArMnst a Hailroad. Washington, May 26. The Northern Pacific railroad company today lost the Barden suit in the supreme court involv ing title to mineral lands within the lim its of the Northern Pacific land grant Millions of acres are involved. BEHIflDJHE BARS. Coxey and Browne Playing Checkers With Their Noses, In the District Jail at Wash ington, D. C. MORE WEALERS THERE Fitzgerald's "Army" of Forty Nine Arrive. Fitzgerald Calls Them ''Dele gates" Their Petition. Washington, May 26. Jacob S. Coxey, Carl Browne and Christopher Columbus Jones are still in durance vile in the city jail, and liable to remain there the full twenty days they are sentenced for. They are the recipients of a great deal of sympathy from Washington people, and their cells are fragrant with flowers con tributed by sympathizers. Coxey and Browne occupy cell 67 on the second tier, a big double cell; C. Columbus Jones, the silent, was given a cell in the lower tier. The apostles of reform are fed oa the same prison fare that other prisoners get. Each is given for dinuer a tin dish containing a good sized piece of meet, a baked patato and a slab of corn bread. Browne has expressed his intention of not paying the $5 tine imposed on him for walking on the grass, and says that he will serve out the extra ten days in default of payment An impression has gotten abroad that manacles were placed on the wrists of the imprisoned men, and produced much, unfavorable comment. Handcuffs were placed on all three of them when they were taken to the jail in the Black Maria, but were immedi ately removed on their arrival there With Coxey, Browne and Jones in jail, with no coffee in the commissary and no cash in the treasury, the commonweal of Christ has reached the most despondent stage in its career. . Jesse Coxev is in command, with Okla homa Sam ahis chief of staff, but these two individuals lack magnetism, and the former particularly does not stand much more than seven high in the estimation of the men whom his illustrious father has misguided with such success. Coxey and Browne spent their time to day in the seclusion of the district jail preparing a bulletin intended for the ed ification of the public. When it was Com pleted seven typewritten' pages were taken tip with a discussion of the pur poses of the Coxey movement, closing with an urgent appeal for money and supplies. The entire camp is now at the new quarters on the meadow of Mr. Geo. W. btegmaier near Highlands. Mrs. Coxey and little Legal Tender have three com fortable rooms on the upper floor of the hotel. There were seven new recruits yesterday, three from New York city and four of Galvin's contingent. Michael Fitzgerald with his common weal army from Boston is the only new arrival. His band of 43 industrials which he calls delegates has taken up quarters in the 6mall chapel annex to iv'ount Zion Methodist church, a house of worship of negroes in the northwest section of the city. The chapel is equip ped with wooden benches, which the men are using for beds this evening. The delegates are by far the most intel ligent in appearance of any of the ar mies of the unemployed that have reach ed this city. They have a petition" to present to congress, but have not as yet made any plans concerning the manner of presenting it The petition is strong ly socialistic in its nature and goes much further than the Coxey plan. Fitzger ald says hip men are in sympathy with Coxey, but they are not in any way con nected with him o. his army. TO l'AItllOX COXEY. A Petition Sent from Springfield, H&, to President Cleveland. Springfield, Mo., May 20. At a meet ing of the sympathizers of Coxey last night resolutions were passed denounc ing the treatment of Coxey in Washing ton, and a petition asking President Cleveland to pardon him was prepared and signed by 680 persons. Senator Vest was requested to present this petition in person and report to the chairman of the meeting what the presi dent said. APPEAL TO CONGRESS. IToited Mine Workers Wanttlie Snooting: at Stickle Investigated. Uniontown, Pa., May 26. The strik ers generally attended a meeting at Mount Pleasant today and consequently there was very little marching. At Federal, Pa., the United Mine work ers passed resolutions asking their repre sentative in congress, Hon. W. A. Sipe, to ask congress to appoint a committee to make a full inquiry into the mining troubles and the "uncalled for shooting" of men in the public highway of Fayette and Westmoreland counties. WOMEN MARCHING. Equal Suffrage 31ake the Colorado Women as Hrave a Men. Walsenburg, Colo., May 26. Six hun dred Fremont county striking coal min ers and sixteen women, who marched from Florence, a distance of nearly eighty miles, for the purpose of urging the miners in this district to strike, are in camp here. They have made no violent demonstra tions and declare they will "act like men." Several hundred strikers from Trinidad are coming and if the Picton and Rouse miners are not forcibly driven from the mines, they will certainly be subjected to great pressure to induce them to reconsider their determination not to strike. HAVE TAKEN A TRAIN. Elf;ht Hundred Miners Mount Cars at Terre Haute for Pana. Terse Haute, Ind., May 26. There are 800 miners in the Big Four yards at Terre Haute holding a captured freight train in which they propose to ride to Pana, Ills. Mayor Ross has refused to interfere until the company Issues war rants. Sheriff Stout has been appealed to and gave the same answer. The men are peaceable, but .do not propose to leave the train on which they came from Fon taine. At Fontaine, a few miles from Terre Haute, 1.500 miners have gathered about the . coal chutes and refuse to al low freight engines to take coal. Pass enger trains are not molested and pass on. through. No freights have gone through, however, since last night Supt Neel has wired that if the men are taken to Pana there will be blood shed and rather than move the men all the trains will be abandoned. The situ ation is considered critical and if the roads attempt to have warrants issued there will undoubtedly be trouble. President Dunkerly has wired Presi dent McBride of the national order for advice and states the men will be gov erned by his advice. NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING General Scarcity of Information on What Shall Be Done Wilb Sanders. .Sanders' army is still held at Leaven worth by the United States authorities. Capt Joe Waters said today in speak ing of the matter: "I think we will ac cept Perry's proposition to let the men go on their recognizance. We have done nothing yet, and we cannot tell what we will do until Sanders goes to Leaven worth to consult with his men. 1 do not know when they will leave. They have not bought the steamboat 'Belle of Brownville,' and can not just now. Sanders expects contributions from Kansas City, aud he ' will try to raise some money. Ihe Mis souri Pacific railroad has done nothing yet toward buying the boat I do not think-the damage suits will be brought against the road." General Sanders said: "I do not 'know what will be done. I understand Perry has made a proposition to release all the men except myself and the engineer and ; n re in an, ana 1 think we will accept. 1 expect to have 500 men in niy com mand. I have just received word that seventy men from Denver, who are at Seneca, Kansas, will join us, and we ex pect, a company from here." "United States Commissioner E. A. Wagener said: "I think the men will not be released. I do not believe Perry has consented to the release of the men on their own recognizance. He offered to do that at the preliminary hearing, but they wouldn't accept then, and I do not believe they will be given a chauce to accept now. I am satisfied that Perry is In favor of. holding all the men." There will be a meeting at the Popu list league rooms tonight, to complete the organization of the Topeka company. . General J. S. Sanders was very much excited when he heard of the battle at Victor between the miners and deputies. I expected it," said he, "I knew it was only a question of time when this thing would come. The union men are determined, and are well armed with Winchesters, shot guns and revolvers. They will fight until they are extermin ed or until the deputies surrender. "What caused this strike?" asked the reporter. "The trouble was caused by a dispute over wages. The men demanded $3 a day for nine hours work or $2.75 for eight hours. The largest mine owner, a man named Stratton agreed to pay the wages asked and some others did also, and the men went to work." This trouble is in the district court where only gold is mined. "The men with me," continued the general, "are nearly all from the silver districts. They came to Cripple Creek to get work but found the strike on and refused to take the place of the strikers for they are all union men." A BIG FIZZLE. The Unemployed'! March on the Mayor fails for Lick of Leadership. The local army of unemployed did not march upon Mayor Harrison this after noon to demand work, as their pro gramme announced it would. Somehow everything seemed to go wrong. ' In the first place the Trades Assembly hall was the place announced for the meeting, but the assembly at its session last night decided that the Coxeyites couldn't meet there without helping to pay rent So the Populist league room was the place of meeting. The thirty-two men who have sigued to join Sanders' army were there, and also about a dozen oth ers, notable among whom were General Sanders, II. II. Artz, and Captain E. S. Hunter. Nobody seemed to know what they were there for. General Sanders denied that the mayor made the remarks generally credited to him, that, there was work in Topeka for all the un employed. So the men decided it was no U9e, even as a formality, to go to the mayor for work. The probabilities are that the local company will leave Topeka to join San ders' army at Leavenworth Monday night or Tuesday morning. The matter of their transportation to Leavenworth is the all absorbing question at present They can get noth ing cheaper thau the regular rate of $1.67, which for 32 or more Coxeyites, sums up to not less than :f53.44. It is proposed to call a big mass meet ing for the purpose of raising this money at the court house next Monday night. General Sanders expected to start down the river for Kansas City Monday morning, but sees now that he can't go before Tuesday. His boat is the old "Belle of Brown -ville" which is being given a fresh coat of white paint and christened "The Commonwealer," probably to distinguish her from the numerous side-wheelers and other "wheelers" on the river. At 3 o'clock speeches were commenced at the Coxey meetinc "General" Sand ers made a short talk. He was followed by "General" Artz, who said among other things: "I am a law abiding citi zen, bnt the laws. The end of 30 days may find me in Washington, for I am in this movement soul and body." Good Enensh. The Republican central committee this afternoon decided to hold Australian bal lot primaries Saturday, June 16 no dele gate convention. GOIIIGJOUW. Asa Bunn Who Charges Warden Chase With Boodling, Will MandamnsGovernorLewel ling at Once. . NO DODGING, SAYS I1E. The Charges Against Chase Mast Be Investigated. Bunn and Others Claim to Know a Great Deal. Governor Lewelling will be compelled to order an investigation of the charges made against Warden Dick Chase and the directors of the penitentiary. Asa Bunn, the discharged mine in spector, who is one of the men bringing the charges, is in Topeka today, and to a State Journal reporter this afternoon said: "Governor Lewelling does not seem to be willing to investigate the charges against the penitentiary officials, but he will investigate them just the same. When the charges were filed I thought of course they would be made public and an investigation ordered at once. "The law says when charges are filed against such officials the governor shall at once lay the matter before the lieuten ant governor and the speaker of the house and they shall - summon three members of the house and two senators who shall form a committee to conduct the investigation. "The governor has not done this; but we are going to commence mandamus proceedings in the supreme court and compel him to order an- investigation. We can prove all there is in the charges filed and more, too. "The trouble is that Dick Chase has always been a boodler of the worst kind. I fought him and helped down him after he sold out at Wichita, but he did not know I was the man until after I was at work in the mines. "I have been a reformer for thirty-five years and Dick Chase is mistaken and all other folks are mistaken who think I will submit to the kind of crookedness that has been going on at the peniten tiary without entering my protest "Lamm, the Republican mine superin tendent, couldn' t stand Chase's adminis tration any longer and he" quit Chase, didn't know where he could get a mine superintendent and John Yarroll, the chief clerk, said he knew a man who could fill the bill. He told him his name was Bunn and he waa working for the Santa Fe. When Yar roll said 'Santa Fe' Chase just jumped at the chance to get a man. He argued that if I was working for the Santa Fe, of course I was a boodler and a tool, but wasn't he mistaken? "Soon after I took charge of the mines, Mr. Galligher, the state mine inspector, visited the mines, and in his report said the shaft must be repaired at once. I attempted to comply with the advice of the state mine inspector and commenced to repair the shaft, which I knew needed repairing badly, and which I had said before should be repaired. "Chase ordered mo to let the shaft alone and get out coal. He was so greedy for boodle that he did not care if the mine caved in. I insisted on repair ing the shaft aud we had more trouble and then he called me up and without any investigation whatever discharged me. "He tried to work Stonehecker the storekeeper on his thieving scheme against the state but Stonehecker wouldn't stand it and he was fired, too. John Yarroll the chief clerk who keeps the books is also at outs with Chase be cause he won't do the bookeeping accor ding to the Chase system but he don't dare fire Yarroll. "We are going to have an investigation that will open the eyes of the people of the State." BANK STATEMENT. A Decrease is Shown in Every Thine, Even the Reserve. New York, May 26. The weekly bank statement shows the following changes: Reserve, decrease $1,397,425; loans, decrease $233,200; specie, de crease $883,u00; legal tenders, decrease $1,511,200; deposits, decrease $3,987,100; circulation, decrease $37,600. The banks now hold $77,601,700 in ex cess of the 25 per cent rule. THE RAILROAD WINS. The Illinois Central Railroad Victorious in the United States Supreme Court. Washington, May .26. The case of the United States vs the Illinois Central road known as the Lake Front case was decided by the supreme court in favor of the railroad, Justice Field delivering the opinion. Justices Brewer and Brown dis sented holding that the United States resumed the same interest in the prop erty as an individual who had granted property for a certain object and might apply to the court afterward for a decree to prevent its diversion from that pur pose. This case was another phase of the lake front litigation, the most im tant feature having been decided hereto fore. . NO FREE COINAGE. Representative Traeej Says All Chanee of a 18 to 1 Ratio is Ended. - Washington, May 26. Representative Tracey of New Y'ork, who has been most active in defeating Bland's silver moves, says all chance of a free coinage meas ure at a ratio of 16 to 1 is at an end, in the present congress. Mr. -Tracey joins issue with Mr. Bland in the latter's state ment that the recent Missouri convention endorsed free coinage at 16 to 1. On this point Mr. Tracey says: "Mr. Bland was given a royal recep tion at his state convention and I am glad of it, but he was also given a platform that he must realize better than most men, ends all chance of free coinage be ing adopted at 16 to 1 with silver selling at 62 cents an ounce." CLEARED THE RAILROAD. Populist Investigation Finds the Santa Fa Obeying; the Uv, There has been more or less complaint that the Santa Fe railroad company ope rated coal mines in connection with its railroad business and dealt in coal. This would be a violation of the law, and last fall the governor at the request of the miners, ordered M. B. Nicholson to mak an investigation. He did so, and re ported no infringement of the law. Recently the investigation was re opened and the charge was made that the Santa Fe railroad company bought the output of the penitentiary mines and that the coal was sold by the railroad company. Again Nicholson was asked to make an investigation and he makes the fol lowing report: May 25th. 1894. Hon. John T. Little, Attorney General: Dkak Sir: As requested by yourself and the governor I went to Lansing aud investigated the charge that the out put of the penitentiary coal mine is sold to the A. T. fc S. F. company for com mercial purposes and that said company is selling the product of -said mine in violation of the laws of the state. Through the courtesy of the warden and clerk of the penitentiary the records of the prison were put at my disposal, and every assistance given me to fully investigate the matter. I found that during the year 18'Jt, Mr. O. S. Hiatt had the control, under contract with the state, of all the product of the mine, except the quantity necessary for the state pur poses, and I further found that y, r. Hiatt has a contract with the Atchison road to take Oil his hands all of said coal which he could not dispose of elsewhere. Under the contract with the state, Mr. Hiatt received from June 1st, 189l, to May 24th, 1804, both days in clusive, 1587 cars of coal of which he delivered or had con signed to the A. T. & S. F. Co., 656 cars and 931 to other consignees. The most of the coal for the Santa Fe road went to Argentine, some to Lexington Junc tion, some to Atchison, aud one or two cars to Leavenworth. It seems to me from all I can learn that the railroad used all this coal for fuel in operating its road and that the transaction is legitimate and' legal and furnishes no ground for complaint or in terference on the part of the state. Very respectfully submitted, M. B. Nicholson. HE'S THE YOUNGEST. B. P. Cheney the Most. Youthful Railroad President, is lu Town. B. P. Cheney of Boston, president of the National City & Otay railroad in Cal ifornia, and also president of the Hxu Diego Land and Town company, was in the city at noon today in a special car belonging to his road on his way td Cali fornia. Mr. Cheney enjoys the distinc tion of being the youngest railroad pres ident in the world, as he is only 21 years of age. lie was accompanied by W. L. Frost, Chas. W.'Shattuck and C. D. Lanning, directors of the same road. Lawyer Chas. S. Gleed of this city, who has just returned from Boston, joined the party at this place and will go to California with them. TO GIVE MEN WORK. Minneapolis Will Issue $100,000 of Par Cent Bonds. Minneapolis, May 26. The problem of unemployed has been taken up in Minneapolis in earnest The ways and means committee of the council has de cided to issue the bonds to the amount of $100,000 at 2 per cent to furnish money for an extensive scheme of public im provements. The business men of the city have agreed to take the whole issue at par so that the bonds will not have to be floated on the money market Extensive im provements are to be undertaken. Will Carry "Mab" Coal. St. Paul. May 26. The engineers will carry scab" coal. The relations of the coal miners' strike to the mem bers of certain divisions of the B. L. E. was thoroughly canvassed by the convention today, the result being an order advising the engineers who have been threatened by the strikers for carrying "scab" coal to obey the law. M rn. Lease's C'ondltlou. Olathk, May 26. Mrs. Lease's condi tion slightly changed for the better this morning. LOCAL MENTION. Miss Margaret Home will eing a sacred solo tonight before the state con vention of the Christian Endeavor society. Miss Gertrude Tracy will play the accompaniment There will be no motions heard before Judge Hazen in the district court Mon day morning. Next week is the last week of jury business, and Judge Hazen wants to give the jury all the time pos sible. Roy Hoffhine8, charged with being an accomplice of the counterfeiter, Frank L. Turner, was released on bond this afternoon. His father, Wm. Hoffhines of Nickerson, and J. G. Wyman of this city, were his sureties. Owing to the strike among eastern miners the C. B. & Q. Ry. Co. have placed an order for two hundred cars of coal and the Chicago & Alton R. R. Co. an order for fifteen cars of coal daily with the Wear Coal Co., of Topeka, to be filled from their Southern Kansas mines. A plan is being considered by the Santa Fe to run semi-monthly excursion trains to Kansas City from Emporia, by way of Topeka and Lawrence. A rate of $2.50 from Emporia, $1.50 from To peka and $1 from Lawrence for the round trip is proposed. The passenger department has the plan under consider ation. ' The case against Mrs. Dr. Lucinda Thompson, charged with illegally prac ticing medicine, was concluded in Jus tice Furry's court today, and the case has gone to the jury. F. P. Baker, who while not a lawyer, knows as much about the Kansas statutes as some practition ers, says the law of 1870, under which the prosecution is made, was declared unconstitutional eighteen years ago bjr the state supreme court.