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VOL.VI.NO. 15.
$1.00 A YEAll.
The Movement is Now Being Regarded
With Seriousness and Apprehension.
Washington, April 9. The police ar
rested forty one of what they call the
advance guard of the Coxey army on
their arrival Saturday night These
men are to be tried for vagrancy, and
will probably be dealt with aa severely
as possible. Threats are made by. the
authorities that Coxey and his officers
will be prosecuted severely under an old
law which forbids anyone bringing des
titute people into the district. People
now regard the movement seriously.
Many of the labor leaders of this city
are incensed at the arrest, and declare
the proceedings was without lawful au
thority. They sty, also, that Mjor
Moore bad no right to deal with these
men in a manner intended as an example
for Coxey 'a army. It is claimed when
the case comes into court, there will be
plenty of friends of the arrested men,
including a constitutional lawyer and
member of congress, and if authority has
been overstepped in this arrest, the
proper people will be made to suffer
for it.
Boston, April 8. In a blinding snow
storm, with a bitter cold wind accom
paniment, Morrison I. Swift and a group
of devotees held a meeting on Boston
Common this afternoon to make arrange
ments for a battalion of 1,000 of Boston's
unemployed to join Coxey's commonweal
army. An appeal to the rich, asking
for funds to purchase food and trans
portation for the Boston contingent, was
unanimously adopted.
Salt Lake, Utah, Apiil 7. The Utah
authorities are advised that the Califor
nia industrial army will arrive at Ogden
over the Southern Pacific to-morrow
morning without means of transporta
tion east. The Rio Grande Western re
fuses transportation because their road
terminates at Grand Junction, Col., and
Colorado imposes a $200 fine for each in
digent person brought into the state by
common carriers.
Governor West positively forbids the
Southern Pacific to bring this large body
of destitute men into the 'territory.
Ogden and Salt Lake will furnish the
men temporary food should they havb to
atop, but in the meantime the governor
is preparing to protect the territory from
violence. He has ordered the two com
panies of militia at Ogden to assist in
case of emergency. Two companies of
Salt Lake militia with Gatliag gun and
a force of city police are ready to go to
Ogden on a special train should they be
required. The Union PaoiSo officials at
Omaha are considering what to do with
the army when it reaches Ogden.
a thousand men.
Rino, Nev., April 7.The California
contingent of Csxey's commonweal army
consisting of 1,000 men, passed through
Reno this morning. The train bearing
the industrialists eastward comprised
twenty five cars, two of which contained
supplies. About thirty recruits, some
of whom left work to join the army, were
waiting at the depot to board the train,
but the cars were drawn through so rap
idly that no one could get on or off and
these men were disappointed. At White
Plains the train halted and the men
breakfasted. It is expected they will
cross the state line to-night.
Pittsburg, April 7. It is remarkable
what a change has taken place in the
opinion of many of the people of Pitts
burg in regard to General Coxey's
"Army of the Commonweal" since it has
come and gone. It is said that a num
ber of the wealthy citizens of Pittsburg
who are well acquainted with Coxey,
have given him assurances of financial
aid should he find difficulty in crossing
the mountains on his march to Wash
ington. Never in the history of Pittsburg was
such an ovation given to any human
being as to Coxey and Carl Brown and
their followers during the three days
they were in this city. More than 100,
000 people packed in dense masses along
the streets witnessed their arrival in the
city and as many more bid them God
speed on their j jurney out. The demon
stration exceeded the utmost expecta
tions. Many of the houses along the
route were decoiated and the affair had
all the appearances of the reception of a
great national hero.
Coxey and Carl Browne were cheered
to the echo. At a great mass meeting
held on the Monongahela wharf more
than 15,000 people swarmed around the
carriage of the commonweal leaders.
The reception at Homestead braced
up the commonwealers immensely. The
army pushed into the notorious town
600 strong. For six miles or more the
mill men and railroad men cheered and
saluted the army. At Glenwood the
employes of the Baltimore & Ohio rail
road shops fired a cannon half a dozen
times, this being followed by a storm of
cheers from the grimy men who stood in
long lines about an old fashioned piece.
Rain and sleet were falling when the
crusaders entered Homestead. Water
dripped from the big sombrero of Lieu
Continued on pag 9.
Shakespeare is Outdone bj Cleveland and
His Dromiqs
Washington Correspondence.
The night after the president vetoed
the seigniorage bill he went to see the
"Comedy of Errors." He has been run
ning a race with Shakespere, and is
several errors ahead with more to fol
low. His latest is the appointment of
the colored Hassan, Taylor, to the office
of district recorder. Oh how the papers
are roasting him for this caper and how
the democrats are shivering; they con
gregate in the corridors of the capitol
and wonder when Grover will desist.
With the corpse of their dead party ly
ing stark before them they mournfully
wonder when the comio almanao in the
White House will stop piling up errors
on the already over-dead remains. , Da
mocracy believes in home rule. The
Chicago platform said it over again leet
democracy should forget that among
other things. The comio almanao put
both feet on the Chicago platform and
upon the district democracy in this Tay
lor appointment. It is more than prob
able that a senate crowbar will pry this
error out from under the gouty feet of
the Comio Almanac.
Poor mourners in the house, I almost
had it in my heart to wail with them this
afternoon, they strove so prayerfully to
resuscitate the remains by killing off
the veto. But it was no go. The Comio
Almanao had too many republican
friends. There was more hurrah excite-
manf in t.Via VinnaA whan fhA Wi I arm I
tariff bill was voted on but there did J?d "P60
not begin to be the intense feeling that
there was today when the attempt was
made to pass the seigniorage bill over
the presidents veto. Members were pale
with excitement and hoarse with rage.
Hi voted to carry it over the veto, 115
sustained the president. A majority of
democrats voted against the president,
a majority of republicans voted for his
policy. Whose president is he? Which
party will claim the Comio Almanao
when Wall street gets through with it?
Side by side with Tammany Cockran,
the great republican leaders, Thomas B.
Raed and Messrs. Barrows and Bontelle,
ranged themselves lovinging and loyally
in support of Grover Cleveland. And
why not? Is not Grover faithfully carry
ing out the Sherman financial policy?
Talk about Shakespere' Comedy of Er
rors; its a little side-show. Poor Mr.
After the ball was over John Davis,
Mr. Harris and the rest of our men, who,
of course, voted to pass the bill over the
veto, were standing in a little group and
thinking real hard when a wretched
heart broken democrat passed by and
said to Mr. Davis: "Yon look: aa happy
as if nothing bad had happened" "Yea"
said Mr. Davie, "We do feel rather com
fortable." The unhappy democrat
smarting under the defeat of the Coin
age bill and feeling the burden of the
Comio Almanac greater than he could
bear, retorted: "Yes, you Populists"
(and, ob ! I grieve to relate, he put in a
word which was not pious before the
word Populists.) "You Populists are
laughing all the time." And really I
believe they have aright to, fa every
thing is coming their way. The great
sovereign people are getting their eyea
I do not forget the "great republican
gains" of yesterday, but I also know
that the people will have learned long
before the next national campaign rolls
around that McKinleyism is a cheat and
a vain show; it is "stuffed with saw-dust
and would better go and be a nun." The
tariff cannot stretch itself over the vast
hosts of unemployed. Some larger, more
comprehensive measure like the Coxey
good-roads bill will have to take the sit
uation by the shoulders. If the Wilson
tariff bill were to be killed to-morrow,
and if the McKinley law were to be as
sured for the next hundred years, and if
every ractory fire were lighted, every
wheel Bet going, and every spindle dying
by next Monday morning, not more than
one-tenth of the unemployed could find
work. Moreover, it is a fact that there
is immense overproduction of the goods
and wares of the factories. Overproduc
tion because the unemployed have had
no wages, no money toLbuv the thinsri
which they needed for comfort, health
The bevy of pretty
New England factory girls who came to
Washington last week under the chap
eronage of Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, to lobby
against the Wilson bill, testified that
tne mills in which they were employed
had goods piled mountain high for which
there wis no market. These factory
girls failed to explain how the starting
up of the other factories to pile up more
mountains of the same sort of goods
would furnish money to the pauperized
masses who are unable to buy the "over
production." No, no; the case has got
ten too serious to be doctored into
health by tariff homeopathy.
Poor Mr. Wilson has been endeavoring
ever since the day when he was borne
aloft on Bryan's happy shoulders to get
well and strong enough for another such
elevation, against the time when the
senate gets through with his bill and
sends it back to the house to be batted
about some more.
When Senator Voorheea opened the
debate on the Wilson bill last Monday
he declared that the way to the commit
tee room had been blocked by the lobby
ists for every known trust but that the
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