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DEFYING THE LAW.
Continued from page 1,
"But will they shoot?" was asked.
"Will they shoot?" exclaimed the got
ernor, with emphaeis. "Well ; yon ought
to have heard them cheer when I told
them to shoot."
"What effect will the present diatnr
banoea have upon the dispensary law?"
"It will strengthen it," he said
promptly. "These continued distur
bances have been brought on by the low-
down whisky element, and by the vio
lent opposition to the measure which the
cities have made. The issue, ia whether
the state ia to be turned over to hood
lums and toughs, or be governed by its
intelligent citizenship. The result will
be in favor of the dispensary.'
COXEYITES IN TEXAS.
There is a Military Hughes and Alio a Gov
ernor Bog;;.
Sah Antonio, Texas, March 29 The
United States industrial army of 700
men, of which Qen. L. C. Frye is the
commander, is not moving on Washing
ton very rapidly. At last accounts re
ceived here by Southern Pacifio railroad
officials last night, the entire army was
still camped at Finlay. The people of
El Paso fearing that the army would
turn back and visit their city again, are
endeavoring to raise sufficient money to
pay for a train with which to bring the
army to San Antonio, and negotiations
are pending with the railroad officials
for securing the lowest possible rate
for the men. The Southern Pacific offl
ciala state that they are perfeotly willing
to haul the men if their fares are paid.
The injunction prohibiting the men
from interfering with the movement of
trains is still in tffact in El Paso county.
The company of rangers under command
of Capt. Hughes, who were guarding
the railroad company's property at Fin
lay, were withdrawn to-day upon the fol
lowing telegraphioal order from Qev.
Hogg:
Austin, Texas, Maroh 28 Captain
Hughes, Finlay, Tex. By what author
ity are - you in in the service of the
Southern Paoiflo company, guarding
their trains at Finlay and preventing
the removal of the starving men at that
point? You are hereby commanded to
remove your forces from Finlay and to
interfere in no manner whatever unless
either side resorts to arms. ,
S'gned James S. Hooo, Governor.
Houston, March 29 The following
correspondence passed between General
Manager Kruttechnitt of the Southern
Pacifio and Governor Hogg, yesterday
and to day:
Omeral Manager Qilvetnn, TtarrUburg and
San Antonii Railroati, Houston:
Keliable reports have reached me that
your company and connecting lines, in
other words the Southern Pacifio now
drminating your line, has brought into
Texas from other states about 700 men
and left them at or near Finlay in a
desert where they are being murdered
by starvation and exposure. As your
company and the one that dominates it
have brought them into Texas you must
carry them ot or transport them to
some place of refuge. You are given a
reasonable time from this date to do
your duty in the premises, or, failing,
submit to the consequences from the
state of Texas. Take due notioe that
this state will not submit to suoh whole
sale murder of any human beings on
her soil without testing the company's
life and every right claimed by it under
Texas laws.
JamxsS Hoco, Governor.
MANAGER KBUTrCHNITT'S RXPLT.
Gersrtl Manager Uruttchcitt replied
denying the accuracy of the governor's
information. Continuing, he said the
industrials forced the company to haul
them.
"They seek to seize our trains and ap
propriate the property against persistent
remonstrance, and the destruction of
our legal rights and in spite of our ap
peals to you, supported by proof which
your reply shows that you held. As we
understand the law, officers are not au
thorized to interfere for our protec
tion."
"We have simply refused to surrender
our trains and yield our property to
them. We have so far taken no affirm
ative action, and have not taken or con
template a single step in the premises
except in obedience to the plainest pro
visions of the law, and any reports to you
to the contrary are wholly untrue. If
we are failing in any duty we are not
aware how to cheerfully perform it if
pointed out.
"Whilst the men have reached their
position by force, overcoming us, and
whilst we are not under the slightest ob
ligations legal or moral to do so, never
theless we will at once order our trains
to take them to El Paso, if you bo desire,
but no further, and with the expectation
that the company nor its employees will
be subjected to any penalties prescribed
by any ordinance of such city for the
voluntary carrying of suoh men into
their limits. This is purely gratuitious,
without the slightest recognition of any
legal or other obligation resting upon us
in the premises or any lawful right or
any power on your part to require and
enforce it."
To this end the governor replied la
conically: "You are advised that the
state of Texas stands by its notice to you
of yesterday and will not multiply words
on this subject. J. S. Hooa,
Governor."
The Commonweal Array.
Beaver Falls, Pa.. April 2. The
Coxsy "On to Washington" army has
reached this place and its number has
grown to over 400. It seems to be
growing steadily.
Dxnvxb, April 2 Gen. McCook looks
upon the C;xey army as dangerous.
"The weather has been against the
army so far," he said to-day, but the 1st
of May I fully believe there will be an
army of 160,000 hungry, half-clad men
clamoring around the national capitol.
The spectacle of such a vast army of al
leged workiogmen asking for employ
ment in order that they may not starve
is something new in the history of the
world.
"If the national troops are ordered out
to drive them away, who can imagine
the complications that may arise? Those
men of Coxey's army have friends and
sympathizers in every state of the
union. To me it seems that the coun
try is approaching a crisis such ss faced
it only once before, and that was at the
time of the great rebellion."
The Wells Medioine company, of La
fayette, Indiana., are the proprietors of
Craft's Distemper Cure for horses and
other domestio animals. The results
from using this remedy are very gratify
ing. It has been clearly demonstrated
that it will cure distemper when used in
the' early stages of the disease. Most
veterinary surgeons will tell you that dis
temper cannot be cured. This is be
cause they have never tried Craft's
remedy. Those of them who have given
it a fair test use it in their practice and
would not oe without it. Every farmer
should keep it in his stable ready for
use. Write to the proprietors for their
TKlit Irftl KwiV m V ! -L. it
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To the Xlhtla.
Topeka, Kansas, March 31, 1894.
To the Ojjlcers ani Memben of the Kansas Na
tional Guard;
I desire through the press to express
my gratitude to you. I took charge of
the office of adjutant general of the
state amid the most intense political
strife, with a terrible prejudice from my
political enemies, and a deep jealousy,
and insatiate desire for my place by some
cf my pretended political friends. This
in brief was the condition when I ac
cepted the position.
But through the kindness of my commander-in-chief,
and a liberal supply of
patience, things improved with time. By
strict economy we were able to give the
guard regimental encampment in 1893. 1
say frankly it was not what I would
like to have seen it, for the boys were
subject to many inconveniences that
they should have been spared. In these
encampments I have had the pleasure
of meeting every company and band
composing the guard, except company
"C" third regiment, stationed at Oaborn.
This exception I very muoh regret. I
cana3sure the guard, that, after meet
ing them face to face and forming the
acquaintance of officers and men, I can
truly congratulate the state upon the
high moral tone of the men composing
the military department. It was my
great desire to have the guard at the
World's Fair, but found it beyond my
power to succeed. I have done all in
my power Uo improve the condition of
the guard, and if I have failed I hope
my actions will not be harshly criti
cised. Very much, and I may say with
pleasure nearly all of the prejudice be
tween myself and the guard has passed
away, and I wish to tender to the offi
cer and men of the guard my heartfelt
and sincere thanks for their courteous
treatment toward me and this office
during my term, and may the state see
fit to still more highly appreciate your
true value. I retire from the office with
no regrets, feeling that I have done my
duty, as best I could under many trying
circumstances. In conclusion allow me
again to thank you and may the na
tional guard of Kansas have a long,
bright and peaceful future.
H. H. Abtz,
Adjutant General of Kansas.
nfres.
Equal Suffrage Citizens' Mass Meeting.
Notice ia hereby given that there will
be a publio mass meeting of citizens,
and all interested in the passage of the
pending amendment for equal suffrage,
for the discussion of that question, at
Representative hall, Topeka, Kansas, on
May 9 and 10, 1S94, commencing at 2
o'clock p. m. All persons in favor of,
or opposed to, or neutral on the question
as to whether this amendment be adopt
ed are cordially invited to be present
and participate in the meetings.
There will ba present at said meetings
to address the people upon the question
the following distinguished speakers:
SuBan B Anthony, Rev. Anna H. Shaw,
Carrie Lane Chapman, Mrs. Therese
Jenkins, Mary E. Lease, Anna L. Diggs,
Laura M. Johns and others.
We will endeavor to furnish enter
tainment for all who notify us one week
previous to the meeting of their inten
tion to attend. All communications
should be addressed to Dr. Eva Harding,
Topeka, Kansas.
J. K. Hudsjc, Margaret Hill McCar-
ter, Judge A. H. Horton, A. B. Whiting,
W. H. Biddle, Dr. Mary A. Stewart,
Mrs. E. R. Biddle, a W. Whitmore,
Rev. E. S. Embree, Mrs. O, W. Whit
more, Mayor T. W. Harrison, J. M.
Knight, Arthur Capper, Eats A. Whit-
l J?. M. Q&xizz.hte, F. M. Grovw.
Mrs. S. M. Gardenhire, J. H. Grover, A.
J. Arnold P. M, Wm. R Hazsn, Eugene
Wolfe Ass-t P. M , D. C. Tillotson, T. E.
Bowman, Otis E. Hungate, Eliza W.
Bowman, H. W. Eiler, J. J. McAfee,
R. M Fulton, Mrs. Fred Close, Leon G.
Currier. H. R. Hilton, D. L. Shelton,
Mary A. Cornelius, H. O. B iwman, E. B.
Merriam and wife, L. T. Yount, Mrs. R.
C Yount, A. B. Jetmore, Maria P. Jet
more, John G. .Otis, Bina A. Otis, S.
McLallin, Elizabeth Wardall, Geo. W.
Carey,i Mary A. Carey, A. H. Case,
Rev. Linus Blakesley, S. B. Alderson,
Thos. S. Lyon, and others.
History Bepeats Itself.
In 1860 both branches of cos gross and
the executive were held by the demo
crats. The opposition party had been
badly shattered in the preceding na
tional election by a most decisive victory
of the democrats. A fundamental ques
tion, involving the natural rights of man,
which had presented itself for legisla
tion, bad so divided the democratic
party that when it met to formulate a
platform and nominate a man to repre
sent it, harmonious action was impossi
ble. Divisions followed, personified in
different nominations. A new party
came into existence to champion the
rights of man, and it was successful be
yond anticipation.
To-day both branches of congress and
the executive are held by the democrats,
the republican party was so badly shat
tered in 1892 that it has no possibility of
egain carrying a sufficient number of
states to place it in power. A fundamen
ts question, involving the natural
rights of man, has presented itself for
legislation. A privileged class demand
a continuance of its "vested rights," as
it calls them, to rob labor of its products
by enlarging the measure which meas
ures them. A portion of the demo
cratic party the South and WestA
stand for the rights of the people, and
is re-enforced by a portion of what was
the republican party the North and
part of the West which will never re
turn to the republican party. The
breach between the Djuglas and Breck
enridge factions of democracy in 1860
was not near, so deep or so wide, as is the
breach to-day between Jrfdrsoaian de
mocracy and Cleveland democracy. The
two will never again harmonize on a
platform and a mac, and the principles
of Jefferson and Lincoln will be cham
pioned by a political party. The politi
cal organizations of the whiga and the
democrats in 1860 evolved a new party
which went to victory; the political or
ganizations nf the republicans and demo
crats in 1893-4, will evolve a new party
which will gi to victory. The platform
in its principal planks will be govern
ment to issue money; banks of lesue to
be abolished; silver to be wored to the
place it held prior to 1873; and an in
come tax to equalize the burdens of tax
ation. In 1860 it was a union on the
declaration of No Further Extension
of the Slave Power;" to-day the decla
tion has the same meaning, but it reads,
"No Farther Extersion of the Money
Power." Watch the scenes shift and
sje the prophecy fulfilled. Brockton,
(Mass.) Diamond, March 23.
Arbor Day Proclamation.
Enemy Dipabtmmt, 1
Stats of Kansas, March 30. j
In compliance with a now well establish
ed ountom, I, L D. Lewelliag, gorernor of
the state of Kansas, do hereby designate
and appoint Friday, April 13, as Arbor day.
Left our people manifest an inoreaing in
terest in the obserranoe 1 f this beautiful
holiday, and lend willing hards in adorn
ing parka, roadways, lawns and the grounds
around our sehoolhouses with forest and
ornamental trees. That the boys and girls
of Kansas may learn to lots the trees and
know their usefulness as well as their
beauty, I especially recommend that the
day be obserred in the schools of the state
with appropriate instraotion. and that the
parents join with their children in the cere
monies of ths day.
In witness whereof, I hare hereunto sub
scribed my name and caused to bs affixed
tht m?,t wel of the state of Kadsas.
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