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He Takes a Stand on the Silver
In an Interview in the Fort
nightly Keview.
Republicans Won't Turn the
Other Cheek to England,
As "The:ie llaoeratic Gentle
re ea' Have Done.
The Hiffh Tariff a Retaliatory
For Britain's Treatment of. the
Silver Question.
London, May 31. The Fortnightly
Review published an interview with ex
Speaker Reed on silver which will make
a sensation on both sides of the ocean.
The great Republican leader sounds a
key note for future campaigns by de
claring that silver and the tariff must be
regarded "not as two issues, but as one,"
and that the depreciation of silver is
vastly increasing the exporting business
of silver nations representing seven hun
dred millions of people. In the inter
view Mr. Raed says:- You in England
want us to lower duties. What will you
give -us in exchange? Will you open
your mints to silver by agreement?
One thing at least you may rely upon
you will not find the Republican party
offering the other cheek, as these Demo
cratic gentleman do. For years past
they have been posturing as the friends
of, silver and because you in England
close the Indian mints and put a duty on
silver bullion, these friends of free silver
are now preparing to reward your gen
erosity by lowering duties all around.
"One thing at least I have learned since
the cessation of silver purchases last
year that cheap silver is an effective
stimulus to Asiatic exports and this being
the case, we have got to consider silver
and the tariff not as two issues but as
one. ' '
"It is evidently no time to lower our
tariffs when the currency of seven hun
dred millions of Orientals is depreciat
ing and their exporting powers to gold
using nations is thereby increasing.
"The fall in silver, its value to pay
wages and to buy products in India and
China being as great as ever; this it is,
that makes the silver question an issue
that we are forced to face. You recog
nize, of course, , that the posi
tion has entirely changed in the
past six months. The previous
enormous compulsory monthly purchase
of silver, a most vicious proceeding, went
far to confuje men's mind and to disguise
the fact that there really is in the back
ground a serious currency problem to be
"It is evidently important to the debtor
nations, on which list we stand first, to
raise the price of silver and thereby re
duce the bouuty on exports which Asia
now enjoys. This can be done best by
agreement with other nations favora
ble to silver, and by such a scale
of high tariffs against those, nations
which reject a monetary agreement as
will insure us a favorable balanced of
trade. In short a higher price for silver
by reducing Asiatic exports to Europe
will- increase ours; add to this a high
tariff and we can keep our gold at home
or at least if sold it will quickly come
back again."
Democratic Deficit for Twelve Month
Put. Us $78,000,000 In the Hole.
"Washington, May 31. The treasury
Statement to be issued today, shows that
the expenditures of the government for
the eleven months of the current fiscal
year have exceeded the receipts by
The aggregate standing in figures:
Receipts, $263,000,000; expenditures,
$340,000,000. These figures indicate a
deficit for the twelve months of about
A Populist Sell. me to "Take the Town"
on Jane 12.
Chairman John W. Breidenthal who
astonished the state a few days ago by
having all the Populist county conven
tions held on the same day in ninety
Kansas counties where big meetings were
held opening the campaign, has another
plan which is equally as interesting.
He has instructed the county central
committees of all the counties within a
radius of seventy-rive miles of Topeka to
send all their farmers to Topeka to at
. tend the state convention.
These farmers will drive in with
their wagous and will camp on
the state house grounds the night
before the state convention meets, and
the day of the convention they will give
a monster parade through the city.
It is expected that 5,000 four and six
horse teams drawing farm wagons filled
with farmers, will march down Kansas
avenue in this remarkable parade. They
re all to wear badges labeled, "Keep
Off the Grass." '
Coxejum In ipaln.
Madrid, May 31. At a meeting of
the railroad bondholders and the share
holders of Spain today it was resolved to
demand that tne government come to
the assistance of the leading companies,
wtich are suffering severely from the
high rate ol xchange.
He Casta Hit Prophetic Eye Over the
Convention Programme.
"I did ndl know it, if I" was put on the
Shawnee county delegation," said Bill
Iliggins, who is in the city today. "I
don't want to be in the convention.. I
can do more good on the outside. There
is only one position in the state conven
tion that I ever cared for, and that is
sergeant-at-arms, and I am past that
"Will you be at the state convention?
"Yes; it will be a cold day if I don't
get to the state convention."
In speaking of. the chances the various
candidates had for nomination, Mr. Ilig
gins said that Troutman wa3 sure to be
nominated, for lieutenant governor.
"If I ad any money," he said, "I
would gamble on it, too. lie ia as sure
of the nomination as Morrill is for gov
ernor. "There will be a new departure in the
state convention," he continued. They
are going to allow the chairman of the
state central committee choose the tem
porary chairman and I understand J. E.
Moore has been decided upon, and ex
Congressmaa Peters is to be permanent
"1 do not know who will be selected
as chairman of the state central commit
tee. I am in favor of Cy Leland."
Mr. Iliggins still registers from Tope
An Amendment to Tariff Bill 51 ail e With
that Effect.
Washington, May 31. There was a
good attendance on the senate floor when
the senate met today.
Senator Peffer offered a resolution
which was appropriately referred in
structing th judiciary committee to re
port whether the government of the
United States could by virtue of an act
of congress constitutionally take pos
session of and hold for public uses, pay
ing compensation therefor, all the coal
beds of the country.
The tariff bill was then taken np. Sev
eral amendments offered to the lumber
paragraphs looking to a duty on. rough
lumber were voted down by a strict party
Senator Allen moved to strike out par
agraph 178. '
Senator Vest surprised the Republic
ans when he announced that the amend
ment would be accepted by the Demo
cratic side. The vote was imme
diately taken and it was agreed to, 33 to
24, a strict party vote, Messrs. Peffer and
Allen voting in favor of it.
This will have the effect of putting all
lumber on the free list
The sugar sctiedule of the tariff bill
was reached and Sherman of Ohio took
the floor to make a speech.
Senator Sherman in the course of his
remarks asserted that if President Har
rison hud been re-elected and there had
been no fear of tariff tinkering the lie
Kinley law would have yielded sufficient
revenue. The fall of silver and the in
creased demand for gold had something
to do with the present financial depres
sion which had been added to by fear of
the tariff tinkering. He also declared
that the south was coming around from
its doctrine that protection was uncon
Three or Them Filed in the District
Court Today.
Three petitions for divorce were today
filed in the district court
Ike S.- Elder wants a divorce from
Mollie Elder, because he says she would
not be a true wife to him and she left
him about a year ago.
Alma B. Chick wants to be legally
separated from Wm. B. Chick. She says
he lived with her twelve years and then
deserted her, and she has not seen him
nor heard from him for six years.
Lizzie Daniels wants a divorce from
John Daniels, and she says he won't
work, although he is strong and able to
earn a living for her. She also says he
failed to care for her when she was sick,
and when her baby died he did not pro
vide for its burial.
Sander May Not Be Released For a
Week or More.
Sanders' men will not leave Leaven
worth this week. United States District
Attorney Perry said today: "The Sanders'
army will be held at least until Monday.
Judge Thomas, of North Dakota, will
hold court in Leavenworth com
mencing on next Monday. The men
will probably be tried then. I
will not consent to their release until
I see whether arrangements can be
made to hold their trial or not They
will be tried at Leavenworth if they do
not object, but if they do they will have
to be tried at Wichita, in the district in
which they were arrested.
"I did propose to Waters that I would
consent to the release of the men, but
only if I could not Una a judge to try
"Sanders and Waters are going around
here taking as if they were conferring
a great favor upon me and the govern
ment by allowing me to release the men
on their own recognizance. We will see
about it"
Decide That the Government Can't In
terfere at Cripple Creek.
Denver, May 31. The United States
circuit court today refused to grant an
injunction restraining the miners from
interfering with the Raven Gold Mining
company's property at Cripple Creek.
Judge Riner delivered the opinion that
the court had no jurisdiction and Judge
llallett concurred. The ground on which
the injunction was asked was that the
United States government has an interest
in the claims which the company has
taken uuder the mineral land laws and
to which it has not yet acquired full title.
Pension Office; Item ova Is.
Pension Agent George W. Glick today
removed five of the remaining Republi
cans in the pension office. They are
Theron M. Kelly, son of ex-Pension
Agent Bernard Kellv, J. S. Morris, a k
Miller, H. G. Herrick and R. S. Tuttle.
Samuel Justice an old colored man,
died early this morning of nervous pros
tration at his home 205 West Sixth ave
nue. The funeral was held from the
residence this afternoon at three o'clock.
Bitter Warfare in theCoalFields
Must Go On.
No Settlement at the Conference
at Springfield.
Every Fellow For Himself Devil
Take the Hindmost,
Is the Expression Used to State
the Situation.
Springfield, Ills., May 31. The coal
operators conference was called to order
today with C. C. Brown, of this city, as
chairman, and Paul Morton, of Chicago,
secretary. Forty operators were present.
The southern and central operators were
not present and said they would not go
into the conference unless the consoli
dated and larger mine operators did. The
smaller operators were afraid of being
squeezed by the larger ones.
A mass meeting of miners was held
down town and was largely attended.
The men said they were ready to treat
with the operators at any time. The
chances for a settlement seemed rather
Later. The conference of coal oper
ators of Illinois called to attempt ' a set
tlement of the strike adjourned sine die
this afternoon, having accomplished
nothing. The operators say it is' now
every man for himself and the devil take
the hindmost.
Tne conference passed resolutions .de
ploring the fact that the southern opera
tors refused to meet with those from
northern Illinois and announcing that
the latter were ready to fix a scale satis
factory and fair to all operators.
Charles Ridgely,, president of the
Consolidated mines, flatly refused to en
ter the conference and sent word to that
effect. The members criticise him
severely, claiming a settlement could be
effected at this meeting if he would
go in.
Several motions to adjourn were made
and as quickly voted down. C. M.
Swallow, representing the Danville
field said he would speak in behalf of
his section, that they would not enter
the conference because the consolidated
miners were not in it; that if Ridgely
would come in he would allow the Dan
ville field to agree to anything that
might be done. Mr. Swallow also stated
that he had: been authorized also to
finoalr in a 1 i lr A mnnnoi ft" - !i
fields in central and southern Illinois.
They all knew it would be but a "squeeze'
if they allowed a settlement to be made
unless the Consolidated and larger mines
were forced to enter the agreement with
those now in conference.
F. W. Tracey of this city, deplored the
failure of the conference, and as the
reason offered bv Mr. Sweet was simply
in the interest of northern operators, he
moved its death, which motion prevailed.
Said Tracey: "We are not conquered
by the miners, but are conquered by the
operators and can do nothing unless
every operator in Illinois agrees to do
something with us."
At a meeting to form a permanent or
ganization of the 'members now here it
was voted down and lost.
Mr. Spellman of Danville, then
arose and said: "This meeting
proves that the operators of Il
linois intend to run their own
business. We can't do a thing here. Let
us go home and trust to time to settle
this strike," and making a motion to ad
journ sine die, he retired.
This motion was then unanimously
adopted. The conference adjourned.
Several of the operators were seen
after the conference adjourned and the
concensus of their opinion is that it is
now "every man for himself and the
devil take the hindmost."
The southern Illinois operators say
they will now go home and try and effect
a settlement with their own meu on the
best terms they can secure. They are
red hot mad against the northern
operators and all the consoli
dated operators in general, and President
Charles Ridgely in particular, and say if
it had not been for Ridgely the entire
matter would have been settled today and
before dinner. State President Crawford
and National President Mcliride of the
federation say the situation now reverts to
its inception and make no specific state
ment as to what will now be done. The
whole matter was with the operators and
they were to blame for all future pro
ceedings. FKY SETS SAIL.
Five Hundred Men Take Boat at Cincln
. natl Hound for Wheeling.
Cincinnati, May 31. Gen. Fry, the
commonweal leader from Los Angeles is
afloat on the steamer F. J. O'Connell,
bound for Wheeling. His army num
bering 500 men, left here last evening.
Never in their experience have the weal
ers received such an ovation at the hands
of the people as they have in Cincinnati,
and when they slowly made their way
from camp tney were cheered by the
multitude that gathered to see them off.
The most important event event be
fore deparature was the organization of
the First Ohio regiment of the United
fc'tates industrial army of Cincinnati.
When the local band was called to order
there were just 154.
New badges were passed around with
pictures of Cleveland on the front, w hich
resulted in about half the "soldiers" re
fusing to pin them oa their ragged coats.
The big president has few friends
among the commonwealers.
The first stop will be Maysville, where
it is expected to remain a day or two.
Six days will take them past Wrheeling
at the small cost of $210.
Prospect of a Terrible Outbreak at Mil
lionaire Reud'a Mine Jane 4.
Pittsburg, May 31. McDonald, one
of tha greatest oil fields the world ever
knew, ia likely to be the Bcene of the
greatest labor struggle of the century.
W. P. Rend, the millionaire coal opera
tor, has notified his miners in the Pan
handle district that they must return to
work by Monday, June 4, or their places
will be filled by Southern negroes.
The notices have been posted for several
days at the mines, and the men have all
been - notified specially by the mine
bosses. Mr. Rend's interest are the
largest in the district, and he employB a
couple of thousand men. If he can run
independent of the miner's organization
the others will' be able to do the same.
The miners are determined these works
shall not be run by non-union men, and
people all through that section expect a
battle worse than the riots at Homestead
on July 6, 1892, and accompanied by a
struggle drawn out even as long as that
Itis stated on authority of the miners
at Noblestown and McDonald that Rend
has his office at McDonald well stocked
with Winchesters ready to put in the
hands of the watchmen who are to guard
the negro miners. Some say they have
seen the boxes of arms and ammunition
taken in there, and others who have
been inside, declare they have seen the
They Organize to Protect the Miners Who
Want to Work.
Leatenwobth, Kas., May 31. Nearly
one-third of the miners employed at the
North Leavenworth shaft were pre
vented from going to work today by over
100 agitators and strikers who blockaded
the magi road to the shaft and compelled
every man to run the gauntlet. A simi
lar programme is to be carried out to
morrow morning and this evening. -
All the men who entered the shaft to
day were well armed, and only the coun
sel of Superintendent Carr prevented
them from turning on their tormentors.
A company of 200 business men is organ
ized today by Mayor Dodsworth,
Ex-Mayor Hacker, J. W. Fogler of the
First Fational bank, Dr. R. J.
Brown, O. B. Taylor and others of
prominence. These men well armed,
will be at the shaft this evening and to
morrow morning to prevent a recurrence
of this morning's outrage.
Superintendent Carr says in the event
of a demonstration tomorrow, dead men
will surely be left at the head of Second
Around Danville They Have Nothing to
Ett Except Charity Contributions.
Danville, Ills., May 31. Matters are
getting desperate with the striking
miners in the Danville field. Many of
the families are starving; Relief com
mittees canvass the farmers for fifteen
miles for something to eat
St, Elizabeth hospital of this city is
out pf coal and its patients are suffering
for want of food and warmth. The miners
refuse to allow the sisters coal. They
propose to stop all trains carrying coal
and are stopping freight trains and ex
amining the box cars to see if they con
tain coal.
Brotherhood Firemen to Refuse.
Frosibuhg, Md., May 31. The strik
ers are building strong hopes on the re
ports that the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Firemen are going to refuse to haul
the Pocahontas coal, which will compel
the operators of the Georges Creek coal
region to give the 10 cents in a short
To Make Mln.ru Jutt Work.
Louisville, Ky., May 31. One hun
dred striking miners are marching from
McHenry to Falcon in the western Ken
tucky district tonight for the purpose of
forcing the miners to quit work. A
posse has been summoned and a fight is
expected tomorrow.
Says a Much Excited Dispatcher Only
One Life Was Lost.
Minneapolis, May 31. A Spokane,
Wis., special says: A telegram received
this morning from Coule City, states that
the flood at the village of Concuilly was
a second Johnstown, caused by the
breaking of a dam above the village.
Everything went before the advancing
water. However, but one life is yet
known to have been lost that of Mrs.
The village was located in a canon a
hundred feet wide. The property loss is
estimated at $150.000.
Dissension Between Kelly and Spead
Causes the Army to Separate.
St. Louis, May 31. The commonweal
army of 'Gen." Kelly now in camp here
divided today and 500 men under George
L. Spead of California, will hereafter
march or float by themselves. The cause
of the alleged arbitrariness is Kelly.
Spead will endeavor to enforce a divis
ion of the funds of the commonwealers.
He Kan a Little Joint.
The police this afternoon arrested Wm.
McMicheals, a colored man who has been
running a hop tea stand on Kansas ave
nue, between Eighth and Ninth streets,
on the plain charge of selling liquor.
The police say they not only got th6 man
who is lame and couldn't run away, but
got his whisky bottle too.
We May iet It.
Weather Observer T. B. Jennings saya
there is prospect that the great storm in
Colorado is liable to strike Topeka to
morrow. It will rain heavily but will be
accompanied by warmer weather.
The President Approver.
Washington, May 31. The president
has approved the act to provide for the
sale of the remainder of the Otoe reser
vation in Nebraska and Kansas.
Gold Exports.
New York, May 31. Gold exports to
day's steamships amount to $2,000,000.
C. H. Titus, T. L. Striogham and S.
Barnes the appraisers for sewer district
No. 16 are looking over the district today
preliminary to making a report that will
be submitted at the next council meeting.'
The district is bounded by Tenth, Thir
teenth, Jefferson, Quincy and Eighth.
E. J. Rawsan was seventh in the 10
mile Waido Park road raco at Kansas
C.ty yesterday. -The prize was a $10
bicycle suit. Johnnie McGaffin was
seventeenth and got a $3.50 combination
pocket knife.
Unprecedented Flood at Pueblo,
Colorado. .
Water Comes Up Into Hundreds
of Residences.
Save the People from a Watery
Santa Fe and Hock Island Roads
WTashed Out.
The Damage at Pueblo Esti
mated at $3,000,000.
Pueblo, Colo., May 31. It has rained
incessantly for thirty hours, all" over the
eastern part of the state. The rainfall
is one of the heaviest ever known. In
this city the Arkansas river broke the
levees in six places. From Union ave
nue viaduct to the postorHce three-quarters
of a mile, water rises six inches to a
foot above the first floor.
Electric street cars have stopped run
ning, the works being flooded. Hun
dreds of men are out in boats rescuing
familes from flooded houses and remov
ing goods. The five railroads entering
the city are tied up. The damage
amounts to at least $100,000. The flood
is now receding and it is thought all
danger in this city is practically .past.
Balida, May 31. The storm in this
city exceeds anything in the memory of
the oldest inhabitant. The Rio Grande
railroad is blocked by rock slides, wash
outs and damage to bridges.
Canon City, Colo., May 31. The rain
tall here has exceeded five inches and is
the heaviest ever known. Both the Rio
Grande and Santa Fe tracks east of here
are washed out in places and in other
places covered with rock and sand.
Manitou, Colo., May 31. Apprehen
sion was felt here last night lest the dam
at Lake Moraine, built to supply Colo
rado Springs with water, should break,
but Superintendent Rice says it is
secure. Pike's Peak railway has been
damaged by floods for the first
time since it was built and no trains are
running. The Rio Grande and Santa Fe
railroads are blocked by washouts and
land elides.
Denver, May 3L The rain which be
gan falling here at 3 a.m. yesterday
still continues. Platte river is higher
than it has been for many years but no,
damage is reported - here.. Railroads
running west and south are all tied up
by washouts. Telegraph and telephone
wires are down between Denver and
Pueblo and no news had been received
here up to 11 o'clock concerning the
flood at Pueblo.
The Water So High That Kescue Parties
Are Needed.
Pueblo, Colo., May 31. The rainfall
all over Colorado for the past 36 hours
has been the heaviest ever known. In
some parts it exceeds live inches. The
flood here is the worst ever experienced.
The Arkansas river has broken levees
in six places and the water covers an
area three-quarters of a mile square.
In the city the water is - rising above
the first floors of the buildings and hun
dreds of men in boats are rescuing fami
lies and goods. No loss of life is re
ported. Five railroads entering the city
are tied up owing to washouts, landslides
and wrecked bridges. Communication
with the north is cut off, as wires are all
Aspen, Cola, May 31. Owing to the
cave-in in the Ilagerman tunnel no trains
have reached Aspen over the Colorado
Midland since yesterday. The extent of
the cave-m is not known here.
The Damaa-e by the Flood Estimated at
Pueblo, Colo., May 31, 3 p. m. Sev
eral thousand people have been rendered
homeless by the flood and property was
damaged to the amount of probably
Although it is impossible at this time
to estimate the exact loas, four
breaks in the levee on the north
side and two on the south side
have flooded the regions between
Eighth street and the river on the west in
a zig-zag course, thence to Fourth and
Main, Second and Santa Fe and every
thing south of and including First street.
On the South side the flooded area ex
tends from West Fourth street bridge
down through the Rio Grande yards to
Union avenue, practically evicting all the
people west of Union avenue from the
river to C street and all west of Victoria
Stanton & Snyder's addition is under
water. While the Arkansas was thus
coming on its mad career, a great torrent
was coming down the mountain, which
reached almost the stage of flood of last
The east approach to the east Eighth
street bridge was largely carried away,
and the water main under the Fourth
street bridge was destroyed.
At 8:10 the discordant notes of a fire
alarm whistle in Jong and repeated
blasts warned a big throng of residents
on the low lands to get out and they did
so in a hurry, some managing to carry off
a part of their belongings. The first
break was in the levee on the north side
just west of - the Main street
bridge. The efforts of a score
of men to repair the levee
were as those of pigmies and wider
grew the gap until it was seen to be use
less to strive further. , ,
The water then rushed in torrents and
flooded the entire block from the river
to Richmond avenue between Union
avenue and Main street. Meanwhile the
dirt approach to the West Fourth
street viaduct' on the north side
of the river had been slowly but surely
melting away and by 9:30 a small stream
was trickling down the track and making
its way east along Fourth street
By 11:30 the stream was hip deep
and was running madly east on
First street, carrying drift wood and
debris in a dangerous manner, and mak
ing it almost impossible to wade the
The water commenced pouring in on
the district between Sixth street and the
river west of Main street, and in a
very short time the - water was
three feet deep, and all the people
in that locality were forced to leave their
homes or go up in the second story.
Women and children were taken to
the water works aud put on high ground.
On South Union avenue small buildings
south of C street fell in, and though
there were no passengers around the
union depot, two feet of water in the
waiting rooms rsade it decidedly uncom
fortable for employes. About 2 o'clock
the water began slowly to recede, and it
is believed that all danger is passed.
Tracks Washed Oat In Every Direction
Destruction on tiie Rio Orandv.
Denver, May 31. Wires being down
between Denver and Pueblo very little
news has been received here concerning
the flood in th latter city.
At the Rock Island ottice a dispatch
was received from the Puoblo agent say
ing that there were two feet of water lit
the triangle block in the heart of the
business district. No loss of life is re
ported. , Between Pueblo and Eden, the
Rio Grande tracks are uuder water. A
bridge on the Rio Grande, twwnty-fivo
miles west of Pueblo, has gone. Between
Colorado Springs and Manitou 000 foot
of Rio Grande track has been washed
away and a bridge on the Colorado Mid
land is gone.
William Smith, a track repairer was
killed by a boulder which was washed
down upon him. This is the only loss of
life reported from any point.
No trains are running on the Gulf road
or any of its branches. The train which
went south last night is held at Parker
station, 25 miles from Denver. A wash
out at Burns Junction blocked both Bur
lington and the Gulf roads. Boulder
creek has overflowed its banks and the
water is several feet deep in the depot.
South Park road is badly washed in
Platte canon and a party of 250 picnick
ers from Denver who went to Crystal
Lake yesterday, are still there.
Novel Method of fctoppiiitf the Cutting
by the rlooii.
The Santa Fe's advices from Colorado
Springs since noon say that while it is
still raining and the river at Colorado
City is still cutting efforts aro
being made to stop' it aud there
is no further danger to the shop
buildings and depot. A large force of
men is at work riprappiug along the
river bank with car wheals, which have
been thrown in in large numbers. The
Denver & Rio Grande track between
Pueblo and Colorado Springs ia under
water and-washed out in many places.
Indicate That Serious Dammice Has Re en
Dono to the Tracks.
The Santa Fe's advices from Colorado
Springs at noon, in relation to the flood
in Colorado, say that three bents of the
bridge across tho Arkansas river at Ne
pesta, went out at 9 o'clock this morn
ing, that two more are going, aud that
there are indications that the whole
bridge will be destroyed. There is a big
washout between Colorado Springs and
Colorado City, and there is danger that
the shops and depot at the latter city
will be damaged greatly. It is still rain
ing a torrent at all points on tho western
division and on the Colorado Midland,
and there are no signs of abatemwnt.
No. 5 will be ran by way of Trinidad if
possible. - .
The News at Chicago.
Chicago. May 31. Word was received
at the Sauta Fe railroad offices at noon
today that the company's tracks at Pu
eblo are under water, and that it will
probably be several days before traffic
can be resumed. Vice President Robin
eon stated that no loss of life had oc
curred up to noon today, and that they
had not been informed of any serious
damage to property.
Carl Rrowne Dohii'I Wait for II I m to
Prepare Uabaa torpui Writ.
Washington, May 31. Carl Browne
has sent a letter to Justice Field of tho
supreme bench asking his release from
the district jail stating that he is being
detained unlawfully there.
Justice Field turned the papers over
to the clerk without comment.
Representative Hudson had been pre
paring a writ of habeas corpus In the
case of the imprisoned Coxeyites but
was forestalled by Browne's action.
Alabama Miners.
Birmingham, Ala., .May 31. The con
ference of mine owners and miners has
amounted to nothing, tho operators de
clining to recede from their original
proposition for a twenty per cent reduc
tion. The first installment of Shawnee
county court house bonds, $10,00i were
registered by the state auditor today.
Todiy's 14 ansae City Live Htoclt Male
24 ... 1380 4.35 20 1424 4 25
19 1306 4.20 19 1310 4.15
22" 1334 4.10 23 1000 4.05
37" 1205 4.00 25 1142 3.90
15"" 1261 3.85 20 1080 3.80
23!!.. 1416 3.47K 81.... 977 3.05
1 900 3.85 3 656 3.65
1 . 630 3.50 9 774 3.35
11 . C99 3.30 9.... 1115 3.20
l".. 1100 2.90 1....1060 2.75
1 1130 3.25 11 741 3.70
43 ... 1015 4.50 11 837 8.25
21.... 773 2.25
5 550 2.15 39 716 2.00
38 616 3.15 2 455 2.00
19.... 1159 3.80 16 1050 3.53
70.... 229 4.65 66 234 4.G2'
90 223 4.60 81.... 219 4.57J
101.... 172 4.55 20.... 232 4.52t'
90.... 201 4.50 14 147 3.45
1.... 300 4.10 . 1.... 240 3.75

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