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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, August 10, 1894, NIGHT EDITION, Image 1

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A Belief That the Santa Fc's
Resign Loih Presidency
and Receivership,
Owing1 to the War Made
Harsh Charges Made Against
Him by Theo. Myers.
Accused of "Grossly Irregular
Methods of Accounts.
Do Not Intend to See
Turned Down.
Thomas Baring a Warm Ad
herent of thu President.
S.ys the Santa Fe Has Violated
th-e Same Law
It Put
in Operation Against
A. R. U. Strikers.
New York, A17. 10. People interest
ed in Atchison gave greater credence to
clay to tin? report that President Reinhart
conteuif la'.ed resigning. As was stated
previous to the recent exposures he
would not resign under fire, but wouid
wait until he 1 uliy explained his position.
Hid health has not U-en good of late, and
his friends acknowledge that h is worn
Jt was' said today that Mr. Heinhart
hhd even cone go far as to consider the
terms i.-i which he would express his
Among tankers and brokers the main
question was whether a cLauga in the
rcorganiz ati.m-plaa would be found nec
essary ia view o: recent disclosures.
,s The greatest eensatiou in the whole
affair was the letter written and seut by
Theodore V. Meyers, chairman of
the Atchison Protective Reor
ganization committer, to Presi
di'ut King of the Union Trust company,
trustees of the iirt mortgage of the
Atchison, Toj eka Santa Fe railroad
company . pr...per, requesting! he remo
val of Messrs. Heinhart and McCook, re
ceivers, on the i.lieged ground that they
are irrespou-il le a::d until to hold the
position or to manage the business of the
great ro ad.
President King made a brief reply to
Chairman .Meters, acknowledging the
receipt of the letter. Both letters were
typewritten and given out for publica
tion. As Soon ; s this came to the knowl
edge of Col. McCook ho informed all
newspapers and news agencies that the
letter was libelous and that if published
the publishers or parties causing its
publication wouid be held responsible in
court. A member of the Meyers cum
ruitt:o stated that that committee in
teuded to force Reinhart out of the
presidency and the receivers uip. It was
also reported 'his afternoon that Presi
dent Male of ti e Atlantic Trust compa
ny, who is a member of the Protective or
Meyers committee, has stated that he
did not approve of the letter sent to
President King in reference to the re
in val of the receivers. Mr. Male said:
I was not present at the meeting and
knew uothiug of the letter. I had not
eeen it, but I have not expressed any in
tention of withdrawing from the Meyers
'committee, as has teen reported. Had I
known of the meeting and the letter I
do not think I would have approved of it
at this time."
It is clearly understood that even
should President Reinhart resign the
presidency of the Atch'non system it
would not in the least affect his future
status as receiver far more important
position now th j, . -t'i, pre-iidency. The'
aetiou of t .a . i.zation committee
could affoct "i- position as the chief of
ficer of the '".oiupany, but it could not
touch him as leceiver. It will necessi
tate legal procedure to divest him of his
powers as receiver, and this must come
through the bondholders' protest and the
establishment of allegations agaiust his
fitness for so responsible a position.
Mr. Thomas" Raring of the London
house of Bering Bros, has said nothing
since he has leeu here. This is perhaps
easily understood, as lie and his interests
have been friendly to Mr. Reinhart, and
are largely responsible for his incumbency
of the presidential ciiair. Mr. Baring, it
is said, feels Keenly the reflection made
by the investigation of the reorganiza
tion committee, that the directors are in
a measure responsible for any misman
agement and the misleading accounts of
the road.
In spite of the warning issued bv Col.
McCook. the Herald publishes the -letter
written by TLeod-jre Myers, chairman of
the reorganization committee. It is as
follows with one animadversion ex
purged: In ti e lighr, of recent developments
we are impel ed out of a sense of dutv
to ourselves arid others whom we rep
resent as the Atchison Protective Re
organization committee, elected by the
fctockholderv. of the Atchison, Topeka &
banta Fe Raiiroad company, to request
youtj petition the court for the removal
of Mr. Joseph W. Reinhart and Mr. J. J.
McCook as receivers of feaid company.
Wheti these parties were selected for
this great trust it was generally believed
that both, one as president of the com
pany and the other as its chief legal ad
viser and a director of long standing,
had been most loyal and true to our in
terests. We assume that you were large
ly influenced by this consideration in
yielding to their appointment. At the
time foreclosure proceedings were begun,
the stockholders were not apprehensive
of any very serious financial entangle
ments. This feeling of confidence on
their part was due in a large measure to
the report made by the management for
the fiscal year ending June '6 1SJ3,
which discloses a net surplus of $1,753,
GotJ.9d, and was subsequently strengthen
ed by a statement made to us December
23, 1693, over Mr. Reinhart' s own signa
ture, wherein he assures us that the en
tire floating debt of the company did not
then exceed $(5,300,000, thi.t the treasury
held securities more than sufficient to
pay the same, and that the company's
embarrassment was only temporary. To
quote his own words, "The Atchison sys
tem as a whole, including the St. Louis &
Sau Francisco railway aud ait other aux
iliary lines (comprising 9.b45 miles of
railroad), is amply able, even under the
present adverse conditions, to earn a safe
balance above its iixed charges."
The latter, showing was deemed most
satisfactory and as not in the least
jeopardizing the interests of the stock
holders. Subsequent events have shown,
however, that grossly irregular methods
had apparently been employed ia the
keeping of the company's accounts aud
that its actual financial condition had
been misrepresented, in fact what ap
pears to hate been a course of systema: ic
deception has been pursued, aud the rec
ords have been so artfully manipulated
as to present a surplus, when, in truth, a
deliciency seems to have existed. The
large favorable balances heretofore ex
hibited now appear to resolve themselves
into a myth, and we fear that the com
pany's affairs may be such as to threaten
! the gravest consequences. If the res-
ponsib.lity for all this is shared by
-Messrs. Reinhart and McLook their re
tention as receivers under the circum-
1 stances wouid, in onr opinion, operate us
J a menace to the interests we represent.
I The precise nature and extent of the
I abuses we have not had the opportunity
i to ascertain." There ought to be absolutely
j no secrecy ia the business a id affairs of
! this company, and especially so far as
the stockholders are c incerned. It is
j needless to say that our efforts have been
very much obstructed by this action. In
1 our opinion tho men charged with the
duty aud responsibility 01 controlling
! this great property should be free from
; every suspicion of wrong doing and be
j entirely disconnected with the company's
paat management.
We are satisfied that it is your aim to
execute the trust confided to you in all
j its integrity aud to ileal justly toward all
! interests, and we thoreforV appeal to yo.i
j to take such action as will lead to the re
! moval of Messrs. Reinhart and McCook
! as receivers, and the substitution of other
I persons in their place who will be dis
i posed to conserve our interests, and in
'whose impartiality and fullness we can
! repose implicit faith and confidence,
i Hoping for a favorable reply we are re-
spectfully, Thelidjke W. Mvkks,
j Chairman Atchison Protective Reorgani
j zatioii committee.
i The coin inittciVs repent and Mr. Rein
! hart's reply appear on the second page.
: The affairs of the Atchison, Topeka fc
S mta Fe railway are getting a pretty
j good airing. It is the !irt they h;.ve had
, since the fctrong management w as ousted
j aud the company reorganized. Tho Rein
j hart management has not vet lak ;n aci
1 vantage of a chance to piwve. that, it ia
j all it has claimed to be.
j ihe World announces Mr. Reinhart
j ready to resign the presidency and te
i ceivership as soon as he has made his
j explanation to the general reorganiza-
tion committee regarding the charges
S that the company is seven million dol
i lars short. The Santa Fe officers turned
j up their noses at this rej ort when Mr.
Little lirst made it, but now it has dovei
j oped into a pretty large sized scandal re
: fleeting on the management of the c jni
i pauy since Mr. R.finhart became presi-
Proipcotlve Ctine iu lite Sunta. Fe Man
agement lit Topeka.
The trouble the Santa Fe receivers
Reinhart and J.eb'ouk have gotten into
has started the local, gossips to talking
about the final outcome of the Santa Fe
It is generally conceded that receivers
Reinhart and McCook will not be longer
connected with the company and every
body hero who claims to kuow anything
about the affair says they will resign.
It is said by a man wiu says' he saw
the dispatch before he left lor New
! York yesterday. Receiver Wilson
I received a telegram from Geo.
J R. Peck informing hiin that
j no matter what the outcome of the
! trouble is, he will still be retained as one
! oi' the leceivers, bora the controlling fac-
tious being satislied with his appoint
! oicut.
j The interpretation of this is that no
' matter how tha present trouble is set
i tied, Geo. R Peck will still bo the big
j man of the Santa Fa management.
The continuation of this story is, that
; as Mr. Peck stands godfather to J. J.
i Frey, tiie present general manager, and
! as Mr. Peck ia responsible for Mr. Prey's
beiug in his present position, Mr. Frey
j wil continue tj be general manager.
I Another story is that the Aldeu Spear
j faction of the Santa Fe management at
I Boston is very much dLs itisried with the
j present operating management of the
I system aud they propose to have a
change made all around.
It is said that the Aiden Spear faction
propose to have Mr. A. A. Robinson put
into Mr. Reinhart's position as pres dent
with headquarters at TopeKa, and will
then bring the former general superin
tendent, II. li. Xic&enson, back to suc
ceed Mr. Frey as general manager.
This all could happen aud Mr.-Peck
still le retained as general solicitor aud
I Mr. Wilson as one of the receivers.
Tlie A. It. I". lrr N1ij t nn tiie Lxpoiurgi
ut "ew Yrk.
Chicago, Aug. 10.
presideut cf Che A. It
-Eugene V. Debs,
U., saidiu relation
to the report of the Atchison reorganiza
tion committee:
"Here we have proof which ia incon
trovertible that the Santa Fe railroad ha
stolen $ 7,00,000 from the people in vio
lation of the interstate commerce law.
I want to know why the officials of that
corporation are not prosecuted? I want
to serve notice on the officials who are
prosecuting the railroad men for
going on strike that the
Santa Fe has systematically vio
lated that law. I insist that it ia their
duty to prosecute the other violators of
the law. I am for law and order and I
insist that that the law shall be enforced
without respect to persons.
UI was confronted in the United States
court by lawyers from the Santa Fe who
were there to try to send me to the peni
tentiary. Turn about is fair play. L'n-
less the laws are enforced against rich
I and poor alike I should like to know how
I the people can be expected to respect
I the law. If I have violated the inter
i state commerce law I am willing to pay
; the penalty, but I insist that the law be
! enforced against all who have violated
j it. I have said, and I repeat it, under
1 the present administration the judicial
j net is set to catch minnows and let the
j whales get away. Is it not notoriously
i true that the railroads have violated
I every provision of the interstate com-
merce law? But you have not heard of
j anyone being punished for it, have you?
! iXo, it is only when some employe of a
j railroad stumble3 over a rye straw that
; you hear of the law being triumphantly
j vindicated.
Are the Causes A-l(fneil For TIil Morn
inj4 Fire.
Gasoline as a means of exterminating
bed-bugs may have the desired effect,
but it is extremely hazardous. Ld Burdge
tried it this morning and Chief Wii
inarth estimates that $400 will cover the
damage. He took a can of gasoline up
stairs at his house at 72 Mouroe street,
and began sprinkling it around the edges
of the carpet and iu the corners of the
room. It caught afire probably from
stepping on a parlor-match, and in an
instant the whole room was so full of lira
that Mr. Burdge made his exit with
dirh"culi3'. The alarm was turned iu from
box 52 (j and the lire was extinguished.
After Chief Wilmartb concluded the tire
was about out it was discovered the lire
was still raging in the space between the
walls. '1 he gasoline had leaked under
the floor aud the lire had followed it. It
is believed that the insurance on the
house will fully cover the if 400 damage.
These bed bugs appear to be lire bugs
should be ad ded to the list of fire cause,
wnich embraces incendiaries, bad toys
chiidren-playing-with -lire, gasoline stove
lamps, mice and matches.
During the lire 4he horses attached to
the hoso wagon from station IN'o. 2 ran
away, and turning west on Seventh
street dashed past Kansas avenue to the
station where they turned into an
alley and upet against a fence. The
animals would have run into the open
doors had they not been headed oil. The
hose-wagon, which is one of the fiuest
pieces of apparatus in the department,
was brokeu iu two places, and was also
badly scratched. Why the horses should
have run away is nuknown. The last
time Captain Robinson saw them two
men were holding them. It is customary
for one of the spectators to sit in the
driver's seat and hold them.
We App9ir to llve ltcci?lTed
From Sl.iil4.
Perhaps it hadn't accurred to you be
fore today; but it's hot. tawift & Holli
day's thermometer call it 103 and other
less reliable thermometers range from
ii'J to 10 4. Those over-conservative ma
chines of Lieutenant Jennings', up in tho
cool air ninety feet above the pavement,
indicate 97 degrees; but tho public is
losing confidence in them.
With possibly one exception last month
this is the hottest day of the year, and an
exeeptianally hot day .for August The
hottest August day was iu lb7, on the
14th, when it was 204. The coolest was
on August 524th, three years ago, when it
got down to 40 degrees. Would that
that dav could be lived over again.
The Xei". ISicycle !lt Of the r A. XV.
to lleUl Here.
Lkavknwoktii, Aug. 10. The eighth
annual convention of the Kansas divis
ion L. A- W., was held here this morning
with Chief Consul Reichenbach of To
peka, iu the chair.
Reports of ch ef consul and Secretary-
Treasurer Hawley, show the division to
be financially sound. The following
nominations were m.ide:
For chief consul, W. W. Hooper of
Leavenwonh; vice consul, Thomas Shaw
of Wichita; secretary-treasurer, W, C. F.
Reichenbach of Topeka; representative,
R. C. Man ley of Leavenworth.
Topeka was chosen as the place of
meeting next year.
A reception tonight will conclude the
meet here.
Thase Tlat Don't Pay Their Ksiit Will
II v t o Oo.
Chicago. Aug. 10. The Pullman com
pany has practically deeded 1o evict its
striking tenants for non-pay meat of rent
Vice President Wickes, of the company
said today that the new employes must
have houses and most of the Pullman
dwellings are ocvupied by strikers. Some
sort of action will be taken at once.
'i he announcement created great ex
citement among the strikers as the men
had believed the company would not
dare to take radical measures. As to
when the evictions would begin, -Mr.
Wickes refused to say.
Jim. I. I tofrs Heir to S33O.OJ0.
D. E. Sowers received the sad news to
day of the death of his father-in-law, Dr.
A! void of Denver. He was fc-4 years oil
au'd his wije aged 80 survives him. Dr.
Alvoid was quite wealthy and left an
estate valued at $cT5 .000. He leaves one
child, besides Mrs, Sowers.
Itos Croker's Hotlipr Deal.
Quarantine, S. I., Aug. It'. Mr
Croiier, mother of Iiicliard Croker, d.td
last night at Health fficer Juukius' res
idence. She was his step mother.
Dreadful Scenes at the Rock
Island Wreck Last Night.
Terror Stricken People Refused
to Leave Burning Cars.
Cars and People Were Licked
Up by the Flames.
The Number of Killed Will
Probably R?ach Twelve.
LixcoLN. Neb., Aug. 10. Train No. 8
oa the Rock Island which was wrecked
last night on the high trestle over the
Union Pacific tracks, is an accommoda
tion called "Fort Worth accommodation"
and is due to arrive here at 9:40 p. m.
Last night it wa9 about ten minutes lata
and was initking up time when it struck
the trestle that crosses Salt creek, about
four miles from the city and two miles
from the penitentiary. When it struck
the trestle, thw rails immediately spread
and the engine drawing the two cars
after it, went thumping along over the
cross ties for about fifty feet and then
with a crash, it fell forty feet to the bed
of the creek -below.
The engine burst, and glowing coals
spieading, ignited he wooden supports
aud the coaches behind it, aud in a few
moments the bridge, dry as tinder from
its long exposure to the sun, was one
mass of flamos. The coals falling upon
the coacl'e3 lying in the ditches, set
them afire, and five miuntes after the
lirst warning, the entire muss of cars
-vitU their load of human freight below,,
was one mass of Haines.
It was an awful sight. The flames
mounted high in the heavens, coloring
the entire toutheru sky a brilliant car
mine, while the moonbeams fell upon
the glowing mass below, from which
mortal shriess of agony and pain were
heard to issue. Willing hands were
there te help, but little could be done.
Fliinuil HvtUl All In.
The engine had fallen lirst, then the
combination car of sm iker. and express
coach fell, partially upon that, and the
rear coach falling behind it telescoped
that car, thus pinioning those unfortu
nates who were in the smoker so that it
was impossible to save them or for them
to escape.
Harry Foote, the brakeman who did
such efficient worc at the wreck, says
he is positive that there were at least
ten men iu the smoker, six of whom he
can describe. In addition to the crew
he mentions a man whose name he
does not kuow, employed by
elevator builder named Counselman, at
Narka. 1 here were also several passen
gers who got on at Jansen. and two got
on at Pawnee City. Fi o o says that
when he took out Fred Seoit, the bag
gageman, who was crying "Harry, Harry,
hurry for Christ's sake." he heard a faint
groan from the smoker, aud again
another when the flames reached it, but
that was all.
Probably all were mercifully crushed
to death, for the car was smashed al
most perfectly flat. One man
was found lying outside the
smoker. He was probably n
the-platform when the train went ovtt.
He was seriously, but not fatally injured,
and is now at the Ojitll house. The pas
sengers rescued from the chair car were
paralyzed with fright and could only lie
on the bank and moan, rendering no as
sistance to the work of tho rescuers.
One family of Russians, consisting of
a man, wife and child, was so completely
panic stricken that, like horses in a lire,
they could not be induced to leave the
car and had to be carried out
Only 1 Frw irackeiid Hone.
The wrecking crew so far has dts-
covered only a few blackened bones and
fraerments of burned tlesh.
A.-S. Bell, the Lincoln traveling man.
was not killed as lirst reported, but ter
ribly injured in ternally. He was taken
to his home at bll North sixteenth
Among the thirteen passengers in the
car were Mrs. Fritz and sister-in-law,
who were badly shaken up. J. E. Fritz,
a Lincoln traveling man, had three ribs
broken, and is a mass of cuts and bruises
but it is thought he will recover.
J. R. Brinker, a Denver traveling man
was supposed to have been killed but he
turned up this morning, having missed
the train at Beatrice.
Col. C. J. Bills, treasnrer of the Na
tional Guard association of the United
States, was one of the fortunate passen
gers and his story is as follows:
"Jay McDowell and myself were seated
in the middle of the car aud as we dis
covered that the train was likely to go
over the trestle, McDowell started
down the aisle. I yelled to him to
sit down and the next instant the crash
came. The engine went overboard first
and the smoker oa top of that, and the
rear coach iu which wo were seated
jammed down on theother. The car was
crowded with passengers and we. w-ere
forced along the backs of seats in front
of U3, and all but McDowell and myself
were horribly mangled.
A3 soon as possible, we climbed
through a window and in fifteen minutes
succeeded in extricating nine persons
who were jammed in the debris. Hear
ing the shrieks aud cries for
help on all sides, I left Mc
Dowell and ran three miles across
the country to the penitentiary without
making a stop. I had Warden Beemer
telephone the police department, aud
they responded promptly and nobly with
the patrol carriages and physicians."
X Chines For E.cape.
Col. Bell says that two men in the
front of the chair car were killed and
burned, and that he had hold of one,
trying to get him out, but could
not manage it. He thinks it would
be impossible for a single man
' to nav
car. I :
1 the cha
to ha-.-e escaped from the smoking
fell foremost on the engine aud
chair car wiiicu jonoweu naiieuea
10, 1891.
it. E. II. Zerneke of Lincoln and Ilenry
Peters of Council Bluffs are no doubt in
the ruins. They were at Sprague yes
terday and expected to returls last nijf ht.
The operator at Martell eays ftiat
two Germans flagged the train at
his station, which is a mile from Sprague
and they are probably the men. The
work of clearing the track ia progress
ing slowly. The Union Pacific is now
opened and the Rock Island trains are
going out over the B. & M.
Conductor Stannard of St Joe leavia a
wife and two sons.
Ike Depew, engineer, leaves a wife
and daughter.
W. O. Hambel of Fairbury, was the
wealthiest citizen of the town and leaves
a wife.
Tlis List of Killed 'and Injured.
Mangled with d?bris are the remains
of at least eight men, and it is believed
tha total number of deaths will reach 12.
Those known to have been killed are:
C. D. Standard, Council Bluffs, con
ductor, burned to death.
William Ckaio, Fairbury, Neb., fire
man, buried under the engine.
Isaac Depew, engineer. Council
Bluffs, instantly killed.
IV. O. Hambei, Fairbury, attorney,
burned to death.
O. S. Bell, Lincoln, Neb., traveling
man, erushed to death.
Counselman, elevator builder,
Narka, Kas."
Mi'xger, traveling-. ' man foe
Counselman, the grain dealer.
E. II. Zskxeke, abstractor, Lincoln.
Hkskv Pktkks, blacksmith, Council
The injured ate:
F. F. Scott, Ilolton, Kan., express mes
senger, fatal internal injuries.
Col. C. J. Bills, Fairbury, Neb., treas-
urer of the National Guard Association
! of the United States, leg badly cut; will
! recover.
j Jay McDowell, Fairbury', legs cut and
I head badiy bruised.
I Harry Foote, Council Bluffs, leg
j broken.
j S. E. Puetz, traveling man, Lincoln,
; internal injuries.
1 Two ladies living in
: block, slightly injured,
j A passenger named
! about the head.
I A number of people
the Billingsley
Somerell, hurt
are missing aud
! it is feared that C. Unrub, mother and
i son, of Jauseu, Nebraska, are among the
; de.-.d.
I M. Beaver, clothier, and A. B. Ebbe,
I insurance agent of Pawnee City, cannot
j lie found aud are supposed to have per
ished. j An unknown man, said to have come
t from McPherson, Kansas, on tho way to
: tho Biack Hills, is supposed to be among
the dead.
Slr.ltar Are AVltliou: fr'ootl Sceueii at Its
licf i!eiM?tiarter.
Chicago, Aug. 10. Puilinaa strikers
are becoming exceedingly h.ird pressed
for food, fuel and other supplies. For
the last week the relief committee lias
found it up-hill work to supply 52,000
men who applied every day for aid, and
I nearly everv dav mauv hundreds have
been turned away empty handed.
One poor woman, who looked worn
and faded, came twice during one daj-,
carrying her baby on 0110 arm and
lugging another child by the hand.
She said that all she wanted was a
small piece of the beef which was being
distributed, but she was compelled
to go away without it. A considerablo
number of men applied for fuel and
kerosene oil, " but there was absolutely
none to give out. A large proportion of
the families in the poorer parts of Pull
man are foiced to go wholly without
lights during the evening and grope
their way to bed as best they may.
In some cases the fuel is all gone and
whole families are beginning to subsist
on cold or raw food unless they are for
tunate enough to be able to use a neigh
bor's stove soma time during the day.
Most of the sufferiug is, of course, among
the residents of the tenement blocks
along Fulton street, but the higher
grade of workmen who live in better
houses are also suffering to some extent.
The unusual spectacle is presented of
men and women suffering for food in
rooms which better times had furnished
I with carpets, upholstered chairs and in
some cases an organ or a piano.
Iltslay littler Are Making 1'aat Time
TlirotiTtt Iowa.
Oskaloosa, Ia., Aug. 10. The Washington-Denver
relay riders passed Oska
loosa at 4:35 o clock this morning, twenty-three
hours and three minutes ahead
of time.
Emil Kostomlatski, of the Oskaloosa
division, made the relay of nine miles in
twenty-seven minutes.
The Oskaloosa division ended at Prai
rie City at 7 :14 a.m., 24 hours and 20
minutes ahead of time, making 44t
miles iu two hours and thirty-nine min
utes, a gain of one hour and three min
utes. Ottumwa riders of the last relay
into Oskaloosa lost the, road, and were
delayed over half an hour.
Senators Want to II -port a lir reemeut
on tiie imi.
Washington, Aug. 10. The Demo
cratic couferrees resumed their sitting
today and during the begiuning of the
Conference there was an interchange of
suggestions, based upon the offer made
by the senate couferrees las; evening
to accept free sugar as provided
in the house bill, the senate
bill on other items to be accepted
by the house. It did not take the con
ferrees long to find that they could come
to no agreemeut on this basis and the
first house member to make his appear
ance said so.
It is stated on the authority of a con
servative senator that the Republican
conferrees will be called in today and
that the senators will make a proposition
to report a disagreement oa the tariff
To InvniltiK Al ib 1111. F.3ec:lrn.
Washington, Aug. 10. Senator Chan
dler (Rep.. N. 1 1.) at 12:15 p. m. today
ia the senate offered a resolution direct
ing the committee on privileges and elec
tions to investigate the recent election in
Alabama and ascer.ain if frauds were
committed." At Mr. Hill's request the
resolution went over till tomorrow.
Kolb's Supporters to Oraniz
Into Leagues,
To Seat Kolb as Governor
By the Kolb Central Commits
Frauds Perpetrated in the VA;
Belt Counties,
Where Democrats Juried
;H,000 Majority' lor Oate
Only Remedy Lr
Honest Voter,
ft fur
the Pronunciamento
sued by Kol bites.
Bihmingiiam, Ala., Aug, 10.--R-miI en
Kolb's committee, which has been i 1
session here for thirty liotir, has issued
an address which is the sensation 1 1 th
j hour. Ihe proclamation of his coiinm;-
tee begins by charging that D.-moerats
1 have sent up fraudulent majorities fri:i
1 fifteen black belt counties', aggregating
j 34,107, and that the saino counties m ":v
j seut up majorities of 2S, 00'J. TI.ey charge
! further that frauds have been 1 ' !"
! t rated iu white counties of not less than
' 15,000. Their proclamation net up in
j claim that the Sayro election law w.ne i
i acted to disfrJnehiso . literate voUts a id
; perpetrate greater frauds; that two ye ars
j ago the Democrats promised 10 paj a C j s
! test law to prevent a popular upri-in r , 11 i
! that ;.s t hey didn't do it the ,,.:; ,i : ,s
: advises that no further promise be -
it goes on to btate: "The election i -turiis
show a repi-.jition of the fiaw! i f
1S'J2, with less pretext mil nb. !!..
without the least semblance ui jus: ,l..-.t-ticn,
in order to overcome the leg .t , i:,a ...
majorities for our ticKet 111 1 1 r i
white counties. With Hie cu.-.tni.:n.tti' 1
of these lias also been ; roug.r. I or. 11 f.n'
or five fraudulently eiecte 1 sena or-, an 1
eleven or tvve.vo repre--.eii.aiiv
general asHem bl v. This ijU.hu
s ill
( ' ; 1 1 r
tion, intensified by ihe imt o l' in
effrontery with which it ha- '. tun I
displays a disregard of j ul l.c
in such a brazen-faced maun
seems to have been, iatemJ-.i
veil! i :
L-l' lii
o ii-la
suit to iuj ury."
The proclamation then cuii' Iu l 's a.
follows: "'ihe condition iu ilu- ataU h.i
reached a climax. 1 uore is in. d.m t
t hat the state ticket hea Jed by Cipi.i.u
R. F. Kolb has been elected, 'i n. ..!
ternative is presented of dubmissi-jii to
wrong, insult aud robbery, or to ,hm-; t
the sovereign power I.eM.re w !.. t
thrones totter, scepters fall and the on--rages
of tyrants ceaito. Tint aiti-ini
tive'must meet a response from inani.o.. 1
or silent submission from those uinvri h y
of citizenship.
"A proud and chivalrous j !, !-,
worthy of freedom, cannot shirk the n
sponsibil ities the situation entorc -. A
distinguished patriot ha-i !i--tU;1 t! it
'the man who wdl not liht lor his Jibetty
is unworthy of freedom.' Wo do n t .1 i
viso lighting or lawlessness of any kin I,
but the crisn has arisen v hied di i
lhat the sovereign power t-hall u:-'Tt it
self to compel unworthy H'-r aul-i of im
will to submit to its power and ree
its authority. Your committee i t- -.i u
that it has" been intrusted with r r
taiu duties, and thai it i powers 1,1-
circumscribed, and it feels author;- 1
only in going to the extent of advi-e--.-and
urging those whom it represent s to
exercise the power vested iu them. . 1
to hold meetiutrs on Thursday, the
ty-third day ( f August, at the resj
i ;
courthouses, if not otherwise
to act upon this great crinis
that that manhood, patriotism 11:1 I b
of liberty which has.
always inv.j
piompt and decisive
action from tl
shall find
that will
expression in their cot
be creditable to t!
revolutionary sires aud tern;?!,
precedent in our history
which all can revert with pi
and satisfaction. At tiie -am t;
and and place we would urge the on:,
ization ol law and order leagues t 1
hold the supremacy of that greatest
all law and power the ifovere.gii wi.l
a Tree people. Upon the ud j fo 1 n ; -. .
of these meetings reports of the ;
ceedings should be furnished iitnu
ately to W. II. Skaggs, chairman. 1,
minghain, Ala.
"W. II. SKA'i'.-.
"Chairman Ceutral Campa.gii -
"A. T. ' o 1 x.
Chairman JelT.-rsoniau t .'
John W. I'i 1 1 -.
"Chairman People's Party Ex. t ::,.
It is learned on good autuori'v :'.
Captain Kolb made the fctateme.it t
riuri.,.i,ll that he I'TDIiU-'f.l to l-
I .Nion'gomery at the expiml ion of . -
nor Joue.' term ol office and I e i .,
i as governor. This tends to ver.ly t
i rumors that a dual government 1 i '
' scheme of the. Kol bites,
i They shv that they have rifles ..r, 1 t
I their Hickory Stick brigaie, t !.... ;
i i.een organized in several cuii"..-,
come into use.
10.10..Ot" tVinp 1 I " -
San Fk.nc isi , Am'. l' - I '
wine syndicate, which has le. u f r
here to'coutrol the wine t i
alate, will control Sv per c
trape product of Calif -una
live venft. The capita! sua ri
f..- ti
of ti
pany is $10,00,J w. of whack -'
have been subatribud.

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