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9 TRAMP, TRAMP, TRAMP. (Continued from page 1.) army and several hundred of them have arranged to drive out and meet the col umn when it marches into the city. Mrs. Diggs ia a spare little woman with sharp, blue eyes and a winning smile. With the exception of a neat felt bonnet, covered with sparkling purple beads, she dresses wholly in black. Her voice has a clear, persuasive tone, with an oratorical inflection that gives every expression charming earnestness. KELLY ITES AT DES MOINES. Des Moines, Ia., April 20. Des Moines is in a state of intense excitement to night over the arrival of the Kelly indus trial army. The men had marched twenty-seven miles last night without food and were held by the police Ave miles out of the city in a driving rain storm all day, with no provisions or shelter. The action of the authorities aroused much indignation among the la boring people, and when at 5 o'clock this evening the army finally marched up Grand avenue to the camp on the east side of the town, wet, haggard and weary, their pitiable condition aroused sympathy almost as great as that which was theirs in Council Bluffs. A mass meeting of laboring men has been called for to-morrow, committees are at work soliciting food and money, and threats are made that unless transportation is secured to Chicago, radical steps will be taken. During the last twenty-four hours the army has undergone greater hardships than at any time since it left Utah, bat notwithstanding the severe test only twenty-five men were missing when Des Moines was reached. 1 he start from Van Meter was made last night in a heavy storm and when day dawned, the column was still fifteen miles from its destination. The com missary wagons were empty and the men wet and hungry, but they plodded on. The advance guard reached Walnut Creek, five miles west of Des Moines be fore noon. The men straggled in dur ing the afternoon, and 1,000 men gath ered. Mayor Hillis sent thirty policemen and Sheriff McGaraugh as many depu ties to meet the army and inform them they would have to pass on through Des Moines to a deserted stove factory where ample food and shelter were pro vided. This Kelly flatly refused to do, saying his men must be fed before they marched the additional five miles. The officers were obdurate, and the 1,000 hungry men stood shiv ering in the rain until half-past 4 o'clock, hoping for provisions. General Weaver sent oat forty loaves of bread, and that served as breakfast and dinner, Mayor Hillis saying if the men would not go where the food was they should have none. At last Kelley consented to move and the march began. Dozens of carriages lined the route into town, and with the sheriff, chief of police, mayor and a guard of officers and deputies, the industrials moved up the city's princi pal streets, feebly singing their army soogs. The streets were lined with spectators, and as the weary men marched by, weak with hunger, women wept and sympathizsd. The stove factory, one and a half miles east of the capitol, furnished shelter for all the men, and their spirits soon re vived when a wholesome supper, fur nished by the city, was given them. Many straggled in during the evening and 1,250 slept in camp. All day long the city authorities were in a turmoil of excitement Processions to greet the army were forbidden, and brass bands were put under the ban. All this incensed the laboring men and created sympathy for the industrials, and tonight the authorities are much exercised over the unexpectedly rapid development of sentiment favorable to Kelly. The mayor announced that the city would furnish but one day's provisions and then request the army to move on. The Trades and Labor assembly called a meeting, denounced the authorities and appointed a committee to secure food and raise money for transportation. The impression was general that the Chicago & Great Western railroad would furnish a stock train to Chicago if paid for it. 15 THE FIELD. The associated press reports the fol lowing numbers of different contingents of the commonweal army, with names of commanders. The report represents only the most active companies and the figures are intended to belittle the movement: Washington, General Coxey H19 Maryland, Commander Jones 63 Iowa, General Kelly 13) Chicago, Dr. Randall ljxx Indiana, General Frye 400 Ohio, Colonel Galvln 200 Washington, General Cantwell 1,000 Washington, General Shepard 700 California, General Barker MO Oregon, General Wayne 507 Montana, General llogan 850 Colorado, Captain Grayson 120 Colorado, General Nolan 75 Nebraska, Commander Duff 63 Rhode Island, General Fitzgerald 160 Rhode Island, Captain Murray. 21 Connecticut, Captain Sweetland 2U Colorado, (Denver Home Reserves) 2,000 St. Louis, General Meyers. 200 A HANDSOME TRIBUTE. Carpenters' Council Remember Congressman DavhJFor His Patriotic Effort. Representative Davis, of Kansas, found an immense bouquet of roses on his desk when he entered the house yesterday. It was accompanied by the following letter: Cahp5tihb' Council otWashisqton.D.C. ) TYPOGRAPHICAL Tkmpli, No. 425 G V Street, N. W., April 20, 1894. ) Hon. John Davis: Diab Sib At the regular meeting of the above oounoil, held on this date, the follow ing preamble and resolutions were unani mously adopted: Whxbxas, At a mass meeting of carpen ters, held for the purpose of advanoiog the interest of organized labor, in Typographi cal temple, the Hon. John Davis, represent ative in congress of Kansas, made an able and earnest addreaa on questions of vital importance to the people in general and or ganized labor in particular; and Whxsxas, A certain oity paper of limited circulation, in an editorial commenting on said address, describes it as "idiotic, rant ing," etc; therefore, be it Resolved, By the Carpenters' oounoil, of Washington, D. C, that the slid address was a manly, straightforward, and truthful discussion on the present great depression, the causes thereof, and the remedies to be applied; and be it farther Resolved, That we tender the Hon. John Davis our sincere thanks, assuring him of our appreciation of his kindness to us, and wish him success in the cause of the people he so ably champions. Very reapeotfully yours, P. L. O'Bhim, Secretary. Carpenters' Council, organized August 18, 1893, Washington, D. C. Mr. Davis' reply was as follows: Washisgtos, D. C, April 23, 1891. Mtrn, E. L, McCMland and IF. E. Hogg, C. O. Woodward and Theodore Perry, Committee: Mi Diab Siks ad Bbothxbs I desire to say that your magnificent bouquet of roses reached my desk in fine, fresh condition. Its beauty and fragrance attracted atten tion and caused inquiry, and I was proud to say that it was sent me as a mark of appre oiationby the Carpenters' oounoil of this city for the part I took in your most pleas ant and profitable meeting of workingmen in.Typographical hall on Wednesday even ing of last week. I value this beautiful and well-ohoeen memento most highly, and will preserve the memory of it long after the tender flowers have faded. Bat, my brothers, the expression of your noble sentiments of patriotic manhood over the signature of Mr. P. L. O'Brian.seo retary, which accompanied this bouquet of select roses, are if possible more valued as well as mere enduring. You justly resent the criticisms of a publio journal of this oity, which seems to labor under the im pression that men who work with their hands have no rights which the organs of an idle aristocracy are bound to respect. Another journal of this oity in bold head lines, styled my humble and mnooent lec ture, a "fiery speech to workingmen." And yet, in its unfriendly notice, it was com pelled to admit that my only remedy for existing evils "was in legislation." The journal to which you have alluded having no talent or intelligence to state or discuss my remarks, called them "idietio and ranting." In my opinion, it is a burning shams that a quiet and orderly meeting of working men, discussing their own special and mu tual interests, sitting with open doors after previous invitation to all to come, cannot be decently and fairly reported that their sentiments may stand or fall on their mer its. The wholesale slander and misrepre setation which you so mildly and justly condemn tends to beget misunderstandings and to array olass against olass in the most dangerous manner. To deliver a "fiery speech" to workingmen, or to bankers, or any other men in these times of publio nervousness, would be criminal, and to falsely state that such a speech bad been delivered is more so. Suoha oourss tends to destroy oonfidenos in the existing peace of society, as well as in the journal com mitting the dangerous offense. I have never delivered a fiery speech to an audience in my life, though I have been in the habit of addressing assemblages of peo ple on subjects of interest for more than forty years; and I am glad that you have voluntarily enabled me to prove that I did not change the long established habit of my life on last Wednesday evening. In my judgment "a man never gains by using pepper sauce instead of brains." A cause is never permanently benefitted by its ad vocates being "fiery," nor do false reports of public meetings redound to the oredit of the publio press or to the peace of eooiety. I olose, my brothers, by expressing to you my great pleasure in aocepting your beau tiful token of appreciation of my services I and your manly defense of the men who de sire to peacefully assemble and discuss questions of importance to every free citi zen of the republic. I know that your pa triotic courags will be approved by the men of the glorious state whioh I, in part, rep resent in this house, and by the noble brothers of organized labor of every calling in all parts of our grtat and beloved coun try. Fraternally yours, John Davis. Washington Times, April 24, 1894. Our 8ewlng Machine. There is nothing more truly a house hold treasure than a good sewing ma chine. To be without it ia to be willfully deprived of the immense advantage of one of the greatest of all inventions. A machine once bought is a perpetual treasure. It demands no wages, occa sions no expense or trouble and ii always ready without a moment's notice to render the work of the laborious house wife tenfold more efficient and expe ditious. Some machines combine the beet ideas and suggestions which have been so abundantly introduced in this remarkable mechanism. It will pay anyone who needs a sew ing machine to read the advertisement of the "Advocate" machine on page 15. Notice the following interesting facts: It is a high grade machine in every respect. It ia warranted for ten years. It is ornamental as well as useful. It is shipped prepaid subject to the buyer's approval. With it you get ail the extra attach mente that usually go with a high-priced machine. Buy it, and save money and hard work. Dutton Uouse,Topeka,Ka.t ll.25-4l.5Q per day NOTES AND COMMENT. J. P. McDowell, lately with the Com moner, is now editor of the Mississippi Populist, published at Cumberland. Glen Elder ia trying to take the Mitchell county seat away from Baloit. She proposed to build a court house at her own expense. Kansas should not complain of the weather. A fifty days drouth in Cali fornia has just been broken by a rain, and the people think they got off easy. The Populist state committee of Colo rado recommends that their state con vention to be held in Pueblo shall name the party candidate for United States senator. A Coxey "home guard" of about 150 men was organized at Representative hall last Saturday night. E. S. Hunter was chosen captain and S. B Cope, lieutenant. The Illinois tata 'Populist convention will be held at Springfield, May 23. The candidate to ba nominated are for state treasurer, superintendent of public in struction, and three trustees of the state university. It really looks as if Kansas City will soon be the greatest live stock market in the world. It has the facilities and the people to improve them, and there is no reason why it should not excel all other stock markets. The eenate naval committee proposes to build fifteen torpedo boats, some of which are to be after the Eoglish pat tern and to cost $150,000 each. It will be very consistent to have our stock of national playthings increased while a movement to make internal improve ments for the benefit of farmers, coun try merchants and laborers is to be hooted at. Attorney General Olney has prepared and recommended a bill to readjust the Union Pacific railroad matter. It is a funding scheme to get the road back into the hands of the corporation by issuing new bonds and making the gov ernment the backer of the corporation, as of old. The debt to the United States, 50 million dollars, is to be refunded at 2 per cent for 100 years and a safe pro vision is made to guard against possi bility of the officials not getting their salaries. Another example of the power of com pound interest: Benjamin Franklin, the original Ben, bequeathed $5,000 to the city of Boston with a provision that it should be kept on compound interest for 100 years, after which the principal and interest was to be used to improve and beautify the city. It has grown to $430,000 and the oity authorities propose to use all but $100,000 for school pur poses, and place that amount at com pound interest again. Of course the Boston folks expect that f UDd to absorb the whole United States during the next hnndred years, A Correction. Editor Advocate: In setting up my article published on page 12, of your issue of the 12th inst., your compositor did a splendid job with the exception of mistaking one word, but that mistake throws obscurity over most of the ar tiole. In line eleven I am made to say: "the land was not sold until the last of December, 1889," and the trouble is, the change to December mixes up and ob scures the pther dates given, and ren ders the whole thing almest unintelli gible. Please publish this correction, as I do not wish to appear aa a nnmb skulL i Ose or the People's Party.