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VOL. 1. ISTO. 36.
One Hundred and Thirty Thousand
Say Down Their Souls.
Tho President of the Miners Union, Says that
Others "Will Follow tho Big Movement
Already on Foot Eeports from the Various
Camps Throughout tho Country.
Columbus, Ohio, April 21. President Mc
Erido, of the United Mlno Workers, when
asked to-night what ha thought of the prog
ress of tho strike, said: At this time I do not
care to talk further than to say that tho
miners have struct for better wager and pro
pee to do all in their povvor to win that ob
joct. My hopes of success are sanguine. Tho
miners havo laid down no plans, and have no
particular courso to follow, but expect to be
ready to meet any fair proposition for settle
ment or emergency of whatever character
may arise. Wu will bo ready to meet tho
operators to confer with reference to an ad
justment of the differences at any time. I
believe thnt 132,000 struck at noon to-day,
nnd that by Slay 1 that number will bo in
creased to 150,000. In reference to tho 133,000
nntbracito miners, I cannot say whether tney
will sinku or not. They may, howovtr, as that
question is being agitated in tho anthracite
FnosTEcno, lid., April 21. It can now bo
stated that the miners of this region will take
no part in the strike inaugurated to-lay in
other fields. The meeting at Lonaeoning last
night was attended by about 250 men nnd only
twenty oted to strike. To-night Organizer
Wilson addressed a meeting at Midland.
Tho feeling of tho meeting is tint
they will nccert almost uuvtbing other
than a strike. Tho merchants lost so
much by tho six months strike of 1S32 that
they would not credit tho men again should
they strike. Two miners from tho Monongn
hela river district aro hereto solicit aid for
destitute miners in that district, and express
thcmselv cs surprised to And tho better condi
tions surrounding tho Maryland as compared
with Fennsjlvanin miners. In the Elk Gar
den, W. Va ."district conditions aro the samo
as here, and tho feeling is said to bo tho
Chableston-, W. Ya., April 21. So far as
positively known but fifty men at Montgom
ery vv ent out, and it is understood that a big
mass meeting has been called for Monday to
determine what steps will bo taken in the
Kanawha valley. In tho New river region
tho Lelio, Central City, and i ire Creek mines
closed down at noon, about 600 men all tcld
going out.
At Pocahontas, on the Norfolk and Western
railroad, a mass meeting of railroad operators
was held jesterdav, and they stated that they
would rciluco tho price of coal 12 to 15 cents
per ton on Mav 1. Mino operators say that
if the cut is made mines will have to blow
A meeting of miners at Coalburg last night
decided to remain at work.
Cincinnati. April 2L In tho Bellairo dis
trict there are 0,000 miners, but not more than
half of them struck. The operators agreed
to pay the price and want their men to insist
on tho Pennsylvania operators being forced
to do the same. Tho operators in this dis
trict aro with tho men so long as they will
insist on the scale for Pennsylvania operators.
The samo conditions exist in tho Hocking
alley, but the men all went out there. In
Jonathan Creek Valley 1,000 men went out.
Tho Baltimore and Ohio railway secured
2.000 car-loads of coal in advance." In the
Coshocton district all the men went out.
There were only four hundred at work thcro
nt the time. The miners and operators were
co-operating to compel Pennsylvania mid
West Virginia to pay the sehodule. The men
are general! out in eastern Kentucky, where
they have been having trouble previous to the
recent order. In the Jellieo district all the
two thousand men went out an hour in
ndvanco of the time, leaving twenty-two mines
idle. Tho same conditions are reported from
the Carter, Lawrence, Boj d, Pike, Pulaski,
and Johnson mines.
Cnim-tsTON, W. Va., April 21. The best
Information obtained from many coal oper
ators indicates that few, if any, of the
Kanawha miners will go out. United mine
workers havo littlo or no organization there.
Montgomery mn strike, but it is improbable.
On Xew river. Echo Central, nnd Tire creek
tho miners went out at noon. The Thur
mond miners called a meeting for Monday to
decido whether to strike.
The Elk Horn, Pocahontas Coal Company,
controlling north and west fields, called a
meeting. The operators informed them that
they would reduce the price they paid them
for their coal from 12 to 15 cents per ton on
May 1. The operators say if that cut ismade,
wages will hao to bo reduced or shut down.
2 here i littlo doubt but that the miners there
will all strike. If tho Kanawha miners work
it means millions for this section
Baltimoke, April 21. Interviews with the
presidents, managers aud operators of tho
lending coal mining companies hero indicate
u.at mere win 00 no general strike among
Maryland miner". The representatives of tho
coal mining interests stato that the wage
agreement made and accepted a few weeks
ago between them and tho miners they be
lieve to have been accepted In good faith and
will be lived up to.
Altoona. Va , April 21. Tho men all quit
work jesterday twentj-four hours in ad-
vanco of tho time fixed by tho Columbus
meeting. .
Cambria county has fi.000 miners, every one
of whom went out nt noon to-day. Tho men
nt Galhtzin, in that county, quit work yester
day morning, and all those emplojed at Fru
gality, and 500 men at Hasting", quit at noon.
Knoxville, Tenn.. April 21. The Coal
creek miners in tho Black Diamond, Ander
son County and other mines of the district
met in a body to-day and resolved that they
would not join In the proposed strike. There
was no difference between them, as their em
ployers nnd they aro determined to resist all
demands made upon them bv strikers.
Des Moines, Iowa, April 21. Tho coal
miners of this section are not influenced by
the striko in other parts.
Whlelixi, W. Va,, April 21. About five
hundred men went out in tho Wheeling
district. Tho miners intho Talrmont. Clarks
burg, and Flemington region havo taken no
action. There will bo no strike in the
Kanawha valloy. Most of the 3,000 miners In
the Now Hiver region will go out. The men
at Burry, Cooper A Company are now out.
riTTSBCi.0, Ta., April 21. About tho only
weak pot in tho big strike in this district was
tho refusal to strike of tho 1,500 miners of tho
New York. Cleveland Gas and Coal Company
nt Turtle Creek.
Among these contracts are those fortho coal
supply of the Canadian, Grand Trunk, and
the Canadian Pacific, both given to Pittsburg
concerns, which aro under heavy bonds to
fulfill tnelr agreements. The latter contract
Is for 150.000 tons at 49 cents.
East Palestine. O., April 21. Work nt
ev ery coal mine w hero tho f orco Is more than
a dozen men has been suspended throughout
the wholo of Columbiana county. There are
600 men out at Salineville. 450 at Salom, Lee
tonla and Washingtonville, nnd 210 at East
Wellsbobo, Pa., April 2L Two thousand
coal tuners at Arnot, Antrim, Moms Hun,
and Tall Lrooko. in Tioga county, obeyed the
order of the United Mine Workers' Associa
tion and went out on n strike to-day. It is
understood tint tho coal companies will ovict
tho miners from their houses If they remain
out, as tho miners aro tenants underleases
which require a vacation of tho company's
houses in ten days after notice is served. Tho
miners hero aro in bad shape for a prolonged
. strike, as they have been working on half
time or less for two years or more when they
Tho coal companies thee lost some largo
contracts by reason of tho strike which they
have not been able to recover. Tho outlook
hero i very dismal for tho strikers, as many
or tbem aro in straightened circumstances
Tho companies in anticipation of the great
striko havo been working tho mines for tho
last three weeks to their full capacity and
stocking op their yards with coal.
CixABrxxxD, Fa., April 21. Throughout
this section ol the bituminous coal region of
Pennsylvania all tho mines that have been
working shut down to-day promptly at noon.
During the past week the men have made
more money digging coal than during any
week within the past year, and as a conse
quence nil tho sldo tracks between tho coal
fields and Tyrone on tho Pennsylvania, be
tween Palton and Williamsport, in the Beech
creek region, and Ilorntlo and Clearfield
mines, in the Clearfield and tho Mahogany re
gions, are full of loaded cars.
This will only last a few days, and most of
it will bo taken up by tho Pennsylvania and
Heading railroads to supply their freight en
gines. In tho Uoutzdale district, to which at
least 0,000 men belong, every man is out. At
Osceola, Phllllpsburg, Peale, Morrisdale,
Munsons, Grass Flat, and all places in the
Beech creek region, the men quit quietly at
noon and went to their homes. It was the
samo at all points along the upper Beech
crook. At Dubois the men have been out
sinco tho first of tho week. At Patton, Spang
ler. Barnesboro, Hastings, Mitchells, Fru
gality, Disart, Dougherty and other towns In
tho northern part of Cambria county the men
are all out.
Up to this hour not a word has been
received of any undue excitement. Even tho
hotels in tho region aro not doing much busi
ness, as tho men nil seem to hold on to tho
few dollars they have, and, If necessary, spend
it for bread.
Tho leaders and all the intelligent miners
nro very sanguine as to tho strito being suc
cessful. One noticeable feature is that thero
aro no agitators among the men, and all seem
to be acting In perfect unison.
PuiLLirsnuBO, Fa., April 21. Tho long-talked-of
striko is on. In no part of tho
country has tho call to suspend work been as
promptly and as thoroughly obeyed by organ
ized as well as unorganized miners as it has
been In this mining district, which embraces
tho counties of Catntrin and Clearfield. Ten
thousand miners and mine laborers are idlo.
This rstlmate does not includo the several
thousand miners in the Dubois and Funxsu
tawaney districts, who aro also out. So
thorough is tho shut down along the Beech
Creek that oven the c.innel coal mlno nt Wood
land is idle. The following list of towns and
number of miners will snow tho extent of tho
striko in the Clearfield and Beech Creek re
gions: Phllllpsburg, 1,200; Munsons, 300;
Peale, 500, Glen Itlche, 500, Gazzam, 400;
Morrisdale, 500; Osceola. 400; Osthanter, 100,
and Uoutzdale, 2,500. Operators rely on tho
strike being of short duration because of tho
Impoverished condition of tho men.
According to their idea, the miners In tho
Virginia and Maryland fields will not suspend
work, and they further claim that, taking ad
vantage of tho notice given in advance, they
havo a supply of coal on the market sufficient
to last until the miners aro ready to resume
worl-. Tho leaders of tho miners claim that
Virginia and Maryland miners will come out
when they learn the extent to which the
striko is general in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Everything is quiet nnd no violence isantici
pated unless the operators should make an
attempt to start their mines.
Huntington, Pa., April 21. At a mass
meeting to-night nt Kobertsdale, tho East
Broad Top miners, numbering 350, who were
supposed to bo uninfluenced by the Order of
United Mino Workers' Association, resolvod to
enter tho strike with tho Clearfield men. nnd
to remain outas long 03 the men in tho Clear
field region shall.
Leaven wodtd, Kan., April 21. The miners
of this section of Kansas did not .go out on
striko to-day.
Pittsbubo, Kan., April 21. Tho anticipated
strike at 12 o'clock to-day did not occur in
this district. The miners hero with few ex
ceptions declare they will not stop work.
Stbeatob, 111., April 21. A mass moetlng
of miners of this city and vicinity was held
this afternoon to take action in regard to
quitting work to-day, unanimously they de
cided to obey the Instructions of the Colum
bus convention.
Denveb, Col., April 21. Colorado's coal
mines are not interfered with much by the
general strike. The order of tho national
body calling out the miners was not regarded
in this state, and the men continue at work ns
usual. Tho miners havo worked on short
tlmo during the winter, and believe that little
is to bo gainod by striking at tho present
Cuioaoo, April 21. Special dispatches to
the Associated Press from over 100 points in
Illinois show that the miners with a few
isolated exceptions obeyed tho order to strike,
and all tho mines in tho great Illinois coal
fields are now idle.
Ciietesxe, Wjo., April 21. So far as can
bo learned not a single, miner went out in
Seattle, Wash., April 21. There Is no
probability of a strike among the coal miners
of Washington. Two-thirds of tho miners
are negroes, imported three years ago to
break a striko, and all havo accepted tho re
ductions with some grumbling.
Macov, Mo., April 21. Tho 800 Bevier
miners suspended work to-day. There aro
very few men working at Ardmoro, I. T., and
they decided not to go out.
Des Moines, Iowa, April 21. The striko
ordered by the United Mine Workers of
America, to begin to-day, has not extended to
the Iowa miners nnd it is not believed the
men in this section will join tho movement.
Comparatively few miners belong to the order
in this state, and tho command to strike,
therefore, has no effect on tho large majority
Dispatches from Oskaloosa, the center of
Iowa coal-belt miners in that section, show
no signs of quitting. They aro not finan
cially ablo to tako part in tho strike.
Ottawuma, Iowa, April 21. No strikes are
reported hero among the mlneis except in
Centroville. It is not thought the Iowa
miners generally will go out, as they do not
belong to the miners' union.
Danville, 111. April 21. The superintend
ent of the Consolidated Coal Company of
this city received a telegram to-day an
nouncing that the miners at the Fairmount
snaits bad gone out at noon
TorEKA, Kan., April 21. Advices from va
rious parts of Kansas to-day show that the
coal miners in this state aro not paving much
attention to the strike order issued by the
United Mine Workers of Americn. Only a
small number of the miners in this state be
long to tho association, and none of thorn aro
anxious to quit work.
Deaths of Yesterday.
Baltimore, Md., April 21. A special to
tho News from A heeling, W. Va.. says: non.
Daniel Lamb, one of the founders of the state
of West Virginia, chairman of the convention
which formed tho state, and the original
draughtsman of tho state constitution, was
found dead in bis bed this morning. He was
81 ears of age.
Devils Like. N. D.. April 21. Judge
James F. O'Brien, district attorney for North
Dakota, died to-d.iy from hoart failure.
Colobado SrniNGR, Col.. April 21 George
Kunklo. city passenger agent of the Penn
railroad of New York, died hero to-Jay
vi cuu&umjHiuu.
Watebville. Me., April 21. James Hobbs
Hanon, principal of tho Coburu Classical
Institute, and author, died to-day.
De .Hello's 1-nst -Manifesto.
Buenos Aybes, April 21. Admiral do
Mello has issued a manifesto declaring that
tho Insurgent territorial army did not support
the insurgent squadron. In addition, de
Mello nccuses Gens. Salgado and Laurontino
of abandoning the strugglo at tho decisive
moment. Ho adds that ho relinquished the
contest in consequence of absolute lack of
means to continue it. In conclusion, de Mello
expresses tho hope that in spito of the falla
cious promises of assistance from so-called
friends tho efforts which ho has made may
not be without good effect on tho future of
Closed a Successful Session.
Iamon-i, Iowa, April 2L Tho Latter Day
Saints have just closed one of the most suc
cessful as well as the most effective business
sessions thoy ever held. The delegations
were large, and the membership of the 30,409
persons was well represented by 2S1 earnest,
devoted delegates. Tho best of feeling domi
nated. The entire fifteen days' session was
marked by decorons deportment and closo at
tention to business.
Wrestlers and Tightens.
CrxcTKATi, April 21. Charles Wllmer de
feated Evan Lewis, the Strongler, to-night.
Mexthis, April 2L Needham knocked out
Eyan in tho second round.
Omaha Commonwealers Cannot Secure
Railway Transportation.
Chicago the Objective Point, Where They Ex
pect to Get Transportation Sympathy for
Eelley and His Xen and Denunciation for
the Eailroad Companies Food Suppliod.
Omaha, Neb., April 21. Genoral Kelloy to
day lost all hope of securing railway trans
portation for his commonweal army, and to
morrow tho battered brigade will move from
Weston on to Washington overland. A call
for provisions was Issued lato this afternoon,
and to-night Knights of Labor hall was
packed with enthusiastlo worklngmen, who
alternately cheered for G. F. Kolloy and
called out for subscriptions for his commissary.
Before tho meeting had adjourned sufficient
food for soveral days' march was promised
and wagons nnd teams to transport it were
Kolloy informed his men to-night that tho
march would begin at 10 o'clock to-morrow,
but has not fully decidod upon his route. Ho
will probably divide his 1,600 men into three
battalions, which will tako different routes
across the state, but possibly tho entire body
will movo en masse. Whatever tho routo tho
objective point will be Chicago, which tho
commonwealers regard as nn oasis, and where
tbey expect transportation, subsistence, and
honor galoro. The mass meeting to-night
was tho only demonstration of importance
v hich has occurred since j estcrday. The day
with tho army and at Council Bluffs and
Omaha was a quiet one as compared with the
feverish uncertainty and threatening aspect
which marked tho preceding twenty-tour
hours. Kelley remained quietly with his
troops at Weston, where the best of order was
maintain eu.
Littlo groups of men gathered about tho
streets of the city and Council Bluffs dis
cussing tho situation, but no attempts to intnr
copt trains were made, and the marching
columns of angry men of yesterday were
minus. On every hand sympathy for Kolley
and his men was Heard, and the denunlcatlon
of trie railroad companies was far from mild,
but tho plan of seizing trains had apparently
been abandoned.
A monster demonstration has been arranged
for to-morrow, and 10,000 workingmen nro
expected to march to Weston to bid the littlo
army good-bje and God speed on its journey
eastward. Although tho extra deputies havo
been sworn in and tho police and military
will bo held in readiness, tho authorities do
not anticipate serious trouble.
Railroad Companies Will Hold tho City
Liable for Any Damage.
Omaha, Neb., April 21. This afternoon
Mayor Bemis issued tho following proclama
tion: To tho Citizens of Omnha: Notice has been
scired on mo, as the chief executive of tho city
of Omaha, by the ontcials of the Chicago, Rock
Island and Pacific railroad and tho Burlington
and Missouri Hlver railroad that their companies
Kill bold the city liable for all damago done to
their property by mobs nnd lawless citizens.
Nowtherefore, I, George I'. llemls, mayor cf
the city of Omaha, hereby caution all persons
within the boundaries of the city to desist from
Interfering with the roadway, rolling stock, or
other property of said corporations, and in all
respects to observe tbe laws and maintain good
order. I furthermore urge and recommend that
all parties In sympathy with the Industrial
army, now aetaineu near Council illuns, con
tribute to their relief and In securing horses,
wagons, and subsistence, to enablo them to con
tinue their march across Iowa independent of
railroads and corporate charity. Alt contribu
tions inndo through the mayor s office will bo
forwarded to Gen. Kclleyai rapidly as they can
be conveyed. Geobge P. Deuis, Mayor.
A largely-attended meeting was held in
Knights of Labor hall to-day, and speeches
were mado by many labor leaders. All seemed
to be at spa as to tbo best course to pursue,
but every speaker denounced the railroads in
the mot vigorous terms. t
Kelley's army had a court-martial trial to
day. The court was composod of all tho cap
tains of tho army and Col. Baker. A. Madi
son, a private in company II, was tried for
violating rules of the industrial army
in furnishing and using liquor in tho
camp, and he is alleged to havo
been spying on the men in tbe in
terest of tho railways. These charges were
proven nnd ho was found guilty bv the court,
and was ordered dishonorably discharged and
publicly drummed out of tho town. Madison
is n new member of tho army, having enlisted
at Council Bluffs, and has been a source of
disturbance since enlisting.
This afternoon General Kelley declared that
If transportation was not secured for his army
between now and morning ho would begin
moving on foot eastward through tho stato.
Kelley Commonwealers Will Come
Washington by Dirt Roads.
Omaha, Neb., April 21. Tho Kelley com
monwealers at Weston, Iowa, seemed to bo
restless to-day, and the friends and "rescuers"
from Omaha and Council Bluffs appeared to
have disappeared completely from view. The
wild work of yesterday and last night seemod
to have wearied the crowds. Tho continued
freezing weather also had the effect of cool
ing the hot heads to a certain extent, as did
tho announced determination of Gen. Kelloy
to move his army east across Iowa by means
of wagons. Threatening weather caused Gen.
Kelley to delay his march back to Council
Omaha, Neb., April 21. He alio waited to
hear tbe result of efforts of Genoral Manager
St. John andW. H.M. Huseytoecuroa trafflo
army on the Bock Island. He was also
favorably impressed with the suggestion of
Mr. Edward Bosewatcr, that ho secure teams
and make tho trip overland to Washington,
and ho was to-day receiving encouraging
response irom tuo inrming classes to nis ap
peal for assistance for this purpose.
Kelley expressed tbo hopo to-day that his
friends in Omaha and Council Bluffs would
strictly observe tho law, even though they are
laboring under great excitement. Tlio army
to-day found itself with only enough pro
visions to last for another meal.
Nebraska Troops licndv for Service.
Omaha, April 21. Governor Crounso, of
Nebraska, has ordered the Omaha companies
of militia to report at once at their armory.
Officers of the United States army at Fort
Omaha have been ordered not to loavetfio
post to-night.
Senator Cockrcll's Economy.
Senator Coekrcll, of Missouri, says tho Mail
and Express, is known as ono of the loudest
advocates of economy among the Senators,
and he often prndices what ho preaches
This is especially so in regard to his personal
appearance. It has become a tradition in tho
Senate that ho has never been known to ap
pear in n new suit of clothes. It vv ould hardly
be Senator Cockrell without tho shiny black
frock coat and baggy trousers that look as
though they were mado at home and cut with
a circular saw. Senator Cockrell, although
the government allows him 123 per session
for stationery, delights in writing postal cards,
and in this fad he is as economical as in all
of his other actions. He can get more words
on the back of one postal card than the aver
age man can on four sheets of paper. Ho
writes a cramped but legible hand, nnd after
ho has finished his epistle he takes evident
delight in reading it ov er and handing it to a
page, address down, and directing him to
mail it
Auction Store Fire.
Fire was discovered at 10.20 o'clock last
night in the auction store of H. Bernheimcr
& Co., at 637 Louisiana avenue northwest.
The loss is not above $100.
Tho Great Northern Trouble lias Not Im
prov cd to Any Great Extent.
St. Cloud, Minn., April 21. Tho Great
Northern strike, so far as the situation at St.
Cloud Is concerned, remains in about the
samo condition as yesterday. Passengers
traffic will not be interfered with pending
a decision of tho restraining order of Judge
Sanborn, but should passenger trains get too
numerous President Debs says it Is likely the
firemen will be called out. No offort was
made by tho company to make up trains here
to-day, though through trains aro running on
time. The cases of the strikers who were ar
rested and brought from St Cloud were con
tinued until Monday.
President Foster, of the St. Cloud local
union, secured bail in this city, and at onco
started for home to secure ball for H. E. Eg
bert, the only other of the arrestod men
brought Into court to-day.
Captured the Train.
St. Pact., Minn., April 2L The strikers on
tho Great Northern seized a train at Wilmnr
to-night, overpowering the deputies. The
latter, however, resisted attack and got back
tho train and took soveral prisoners.
Milwaukee, Wis., April 21. Tho steve
dores' striko is practically nt an end. W. C.
Connors, freight-handler of the Lehigh Union
and Wcstorn lines, received 200 men to-day
and succeeded in loading soveral boats.
A Marshall Youth round Death Instead
of Raising Money
MAnsnALL, 111., April 21. Will Eaton, agod
20, was killed last night under remarkable
circumstances. Mrs. Brown, a wealthy lady,
received a note through the post ofllco de
manding that she leave $200 at a certain
place near her resldcnco or her houso would
be blown up.. The officers were notified, and
an cnvclopo containing a lot of paper wa3
placed where be demanded
At the apjiolntcd timo a man was seen tak
ing it nnd ordered to surrender. Ho started
to run nnd soveral shots were fired at tho
fugitive, who fell dead, no was the son of
James Eaton, one of tbo best and most re
spected men In the city.
riontinginthc Eastern Branch Probably
Accidentally Drovvncd.
Daniel Leo. a fisherman, was sailing In a
boat up tho Eastern Branch of the Potomac
about 6.80 o'clock yesterday evening, and
found the dead body of a man floating In tbe
channel of the river near tho Anacostia sldo,
just below tho navy yard bridge.
Ho tied n ropo to the man's leg, towed him
ashore, and summoned a patrol wagon from
tho Uniontown station, which took the body
to tho morgue.
Tho body was very badly disfigured by the
fishes, having probably been in the water for
a week or more, and it was not known at first
whether tbe man was white or colored, but
when tbe body wa3 viewed at tho morgue it
was found to bo a whito man about SO
years old.
No ono has yet appeared to identify him,
and tho coroner will do nothing in the matter
until Monday morning, unless tho body is
Identified before that time.
Great Northern Road Hitching Traffic to
the .Mail Cars.
Eeprescntatives Boen, of Minnesota, and
Johnson, of North Dakota, called on Presi
dent Cleveland and the railway mail officials
vesterday relative to tho strike on tho Great
Northern railroad. Mr . Johnson has been in
formed by these on the scene of tbe strike
that tho government authority to move trains
in order to move the mails is being used as a
subterfuge forthe purpose of moving passen
ger and freight trains. It is said that ttie men
aro willing to movo tho mails, but they do not
went a dozen or more freight or passenger
cars hitched to every mall car.
The Congressmen were well-satisfied with
their talk with the President, and say he
agreed with tbem that tho government au
thority ought not to be used as a cloak to ad
vance ono side or the other of the strike. The
President said he would confer with Postmas
ter General Bissell on the latter's return to
town with a view to adopting a policy.
Messrs. Boen and Johnson want a ruling by
the government which will restrict the mov
ing of mall strictly to mail cars. Tho railway
mail officials have information that mall is
being moved on tbe Great Northern, but they
are not informed that private traffic is being
moved behind tho mail care.
Robert A. Bennett and Accomplices Caught
in James & Son's Store.
William James A Son, feed commission
merchants, at No. 911 B street northwest, who
havo been missing quantities of feed for the
past month or more, detected the robbers last
night at 10 o'clock, and Bobert A. Bennett,
one of tho clerks, Joseph McDonald, a driver
for tbe Parcel Delivery Company, six colored
men, and four two horse wagons were cap
tured by Officers Fields and WnnnelL
Quantities of feed have been stolon, but
until last night no clue was obtained as to
who the robbers or their methods were, so
last night tboy decided to keep watch.
Harry C. James, the junior member of the
firm, nnd John Scrivener, one of tbe clerks,
left the store a few minutes before closing
time, nnd instead of going home bid behind
somo trees near by William James, tho
oanliv minnap ft thfk flptn iinil T?Vun- A
Bennett, a clerk, were then the only ones left
in the store, and about 9.80 o'clock left.
Mr. James gave Bennett tho kevs and
walked ahead, Bennett pretending to lock up
the door and outside gate. Bennett then
caught up with James, walked up the street
togother for u short distance, and then left to
go home, but instead Bennett returned to the
store, but had been preceded by Josepn Mc
Donald, his cousin, who found the place open.
Six wagons then drovo up, and ns soon as
young James and Scrivener saw these move
ments they summoned the two police officers,
who arrested Bennett and McDonald and then
captured four out of the six wagons and six
colored men.
Theso men gavo their names ns William
Thompson, Leo Thompson, John Brown. Will
iam Brown, Rufus Mitchell, and James Blair.
One of tbo wagons, driven by William
Thompson, had already )een loaded with
All tho men were taken to the First pre
cinct police station. Bennett and McDonald
were charged with burglary, and the other
men are held as accessories.
Mr. llricc's Second Tunny Story.
Senator Brice, says Daily America, is get
ting up quito a reputation as a humorist. Ho
is all the tlmo working off some pun or joke
in the Senate cloak room and restaurant.
To-day he created a great laugh at tho ex
pense of tho silver king of Nevada. Senator
Stewart was taking a little "cold tea" when
tho Ohio Senator happened along.
'You should not drink whisky," said Sena
tor Brice.
'Tho plague I shouldn't! What is to pre
vent me?" asked tbo Nevada Senator.
'You are such a good silver man thnt I
doubt if you could stand the gold euro," re
plied Brico. amid peals of laughter from a
number of Senators who overheard tho dia
logue. m
And Here Is Another Delegation.
DEhVEB, Col., April 2L Col. A. C. Fisk,
president of the Pan American Bimetallic
Club, has decided to call a convention of the
league at Washington for May 22. The up
rising of Coxevites is the reason given for
this extraordinary call. Tho people of the
United States, old Mexico, and South America
are asked to send delegates.
Denies the Rumor.
Senator Jones, of Arkansas, a member of
the Finance Committee, pronounces as abso
lutely and unqualifiedly false a report in cir
culation in Wall street that the Democratic
Senators had agreed upon a compromise on
the tariff.
Commonwealers Anticipate a Great
Meeting To-day at Hagerstown.
In a General Order Issued By the Acting
Commander the Men Are Warned Against
tho Wasting of Food Collections Will Be
Taken Up at To-day's Gathering.
Haoebstowx, Md., April 21. The common
weal army is preparing for a great day to
morrow. Browne wanted to have a special
excursion run from Chambcrsburg, but the
notice was too short to justify making up a
special train. A great many people, however,
nro in town from tho surrounding country,
and, if Sunday is a good day, Browne's
promised sermon on reincarnation tand tbe
demolition of tbe money power will probably
depopulate tho orthodox churches. Browne
announced to-night In his genoral order that,
following tbe custom of religious assemblies,
there would bo a collection taken up. Tho
general order also complimented tho men on
.their behavior In town, saying:
According to tho laws of nature the rain falls
on the Just and the unjust, but through tho kind
ness of the agents of the Cumberland alley
Railroad Company you have the most comfort
ahlo quarters for the night that It is possible to
obtain. 1 our conduct tolay has been Bplendld
and has won admiration from the most earping
critics. '1 he mayor Informs mo that there has
been some begging about priTato houses. W hy
should you beg individually when you are so
well supplied by tho generous people, not with
luxuries, it is true, but with the substantial ne
cessities of life? 1 noticed a good deal of waste
of food this morning, which Is wrong, when so
many are going hungry for what you have thrown
away. A hen you have drawn more rations than
you need, please return tbe balance to tho com
missary wugon. The second onense detected in
wnstlng food will be considered provocation for
expulsion from the army.
The name of the camp for Sunday was an
nounced as "Camp Nazareth, tho birthplace
of the reincarnation of Jesus Christ, who suf
fered the death of tho cross under tho dark
shadows of Gethsemane for being a trnmp
like us and for whipping tho money chang
ers." The order concluded with n slap at Con
gressman Hines' recent proposition to put the
commonweal to work on tbo District roads.
Browne stated tbat be bad written to the P.ep
rcsentntive thanking him in tbe name of tho
commonweal, and promising to tako charge
of a scraper himself if the bill should bo
Thero has been great uneasiness in Mont
gomery nnd Frederick counties over tbe re
ported mobilizing of the Coxey men in that
region. It is true that few recruits aro being
taken into tho army, and many are each day
being sent down the road toward the District
In Montgomery county Sheriff Zimmerman
has sworn in forty special constables, and he
is to met the commonwealers at the stato line.
To-night Browne spoke In the rain on tho
main street near tbo courthouse, talking for
an hour and a half to a crowd under umbrel
las. The men to-night will sleep in tents or
cars tbat the railroad company ba3 switched
on a siding near camp. Tho camp itself is
now inclosed by a high canvas wall, the rem
nant of tbe lost horse show, and an admission
is charged to those able to pay. All persons
pleading poverty aro let In free.
Brovvno to Talk Three Hours because of
His Chilly Reception.
HAOEasTOwx, Md., April 21. Tho pooplo
of Hagerstown are preparing to make the
best of, the commonweal army for another
day, or perhaps two da vs. Browno has de
termined on revenge for the rather cold re
ception of yesterday, and intends tbat the
people shall not escape the three hours' lec
ture which it is his chief joy to deliver at
every point where a long stop is made.
lie nail maue an preparation to speak last
night, and Mr. Coxey was also to havo said a
few words before leaving for New York, but
tho rain spoiled tho arrangements, even after
permission bad been received to speak on the
steps of tho courthouse and after tho platform
wagon with Browne's hideous political car
toons had been wheeled Into place,
Tho men in camp havo passed a quiet day
so far, making the best of tho situation and
selling to visitors as souvenirs the hard-tack
biscuits issued to tbem. Tbo badges the
men wear have also acquired a martet
value, and sets of the several varieties bring a
good price, some of tbem commanding a dol
lar each.
As yet there have not been any recruits
added to the army, but a party of thirty
tramps is reported moving down tho valley
from Carlisle. The people of Middleton, tbo
next town en route, nro somewhat uneasy, and
deputies are being sworn in to protect tho
town, though the conduct of tho Coxey men
in Hagerstown has so far been peaceable.
Tbe men aro preparing to turn the tables
on Hagerstown. Tbe people have let tbem go
hungry without feeding tbem. and also let
the storm soak them without offering them
shelter, so the commonwealers nro retaliating
by putting up a canvas screen around tho
camp and charging admission to the inclo
sure. Should they succeed in this the revenue
from tho gate probably will support the army
lor a week should they n ant to stay so long.
Browno savs tbat "tbo cabal of bankers,
bloodless and bloated monopolists, who
would charge tbe American Uag a tax to
wave on tho highway, are trying to starve the
commonweal into desperation to force them
to break tho law. Ho declares that this, too,
will fail, and that tbe dastardly plan will only
react on the heads of. thoso who are schem
ing to bring thi3 blot on tbe lair name of
Thero was ono desertion George Bruner. a
moulder by trade, who had been with the
party since its leaving Masslllon. Ho quit in
disgust, savin? that he was tired of tbo ex
pedition, and that nil tho army from Browno
down were a set of "hobos" without one
workingman in tho lot.
Arrangements for the Distribution of the
Police All Entrances to Be Watched.
The authorities of the Capitol building have
perfected arrangements for maintaining order
nud quiet in and about the balls of Congress
during the coming week. Frequent confer
ences havo been held between tbo Sergcants-nt-Arms
of tbo Senate and nouse nod the
representatives of tho city and Capitol police
lestorday Cnpt. Garden, of tho Capitol
police, was again con'erring with Sergeant-at-Arms
Snow, of tho House, as to tho clos
ing details of the arrangements.
'1 he officials aro proceeding very conserva
tively. They do not expect any trouble. They
nro proceeding on the Idea that tbo Coxey
men have the same rights as others to visit
tho Capitol. Tho efforts of the officers will
bo restricted to preserving order. They will
be especially desirous to avoid provoking
irritation. Tor tho purpose of better policing
the building certain general arrangements
havo been made. Thero are fourteen en
trances to tbo Capitol, some of tnem being
through devious nnd obscure passages. These
minor entrances will be closed for the timo
Tho main doors, front and rear and the
basement doors in most general and constant
uso by Senators and members, will remain
open. By this arrangement the Capitol polico
forco can be better disposed and concentrated.
They will not bo drawn off to tbo small pass
ages and entrances. Thero aro twenty-seven
officers and men in the force, but the availa
ble list is down to about twenty-four owing
to sickness. These are divided into"watches."
1 he regular force is likely to bo augmented,
as officers will be needed for the galleries as
well as for the main rotunda and other as
sembling points.
The occupancy of the galleries will be looked
after so as to prevent the overcrowding and
confusion that has occurred at times. Tbe
admissions will bo restricted to the comforta-
ble seating capacity of the galleries. Hereto
fore tbe aisles have been filled and tbe people
have sat on the steps. This will not be allowed.
When the seats are filled the doors will be
closed. No restrictions will be placed on the
coming and going of people, but they will be
expected to keep the passages open and to
"move on" so as to avoid jams. The placards
announcing tbe oloaing of the House restau
rant, except to members. Is part of the general
plan tbat has been adopted.
Visitors Will Not Be Admitted to tbe Money
Rooms Until Coxey Leaves Town.
Treasurer Morgan, with tbe approval of
Secretary Carlisle, yesterday issued a special
notice to tbo effect that beginning next Mon
day and until further notice the vaults and
rooms in the office of the Treasurer of the
United States where moneys and securities
aro handled will not be open to visitors or
others not employed in the Treasurer's offlce.
It is understood that this order is not ex
pected to be mode permanent, but will remain
in force only during the presence in tbe city
of tbe crowds incident to the coming of
Coxey's army. No apprehensions are felt
that members of tbe industrial army will com
mit any excesses or make any disturbances,
but this action Is taken solely as a precaution
against any possible trouble tbat may bo
caused by tho large number of thieves and
thugs that will likely be attracted hither at
that time. In place of the swinging screens
leading to the Treasury cash room substantial
doors have been hung, and it is expected that
the watch forco at the Treasury building will
bo materially increased and all supplied with
Tho General Confident the Washington
Police Will Not Interfere.
New Yobe, April 2L Gen. J. S. Coxey was
in town to-day, having come from Hagers
town, Md., and made the Sturtevant house
his headquarters. He has eight trotters at
Tattersall's from his Quarry and Masslllon
farms, and is in town to bo present at their
sale on Monday.
"Tho army Is all right," said the General,
in response to a query. "We were never in
better trim, and wben we reach Washington,
wo will be in a capital condition. I shall
leave the city on Mondayafternoon, as soon
as the sale Is over, going to BIdgeville, Md.,
and meet the armythere. Wesklp Frederick.
Md., as we spend a day more than we ex
pected at Hagerstown We will make Wash
ington by May 1, and will stay there until
action is taken on the two measures we have
at heart.
"I have seen reports in the newspapers that
the chief of police will Interfere with us, but
I do not pay any attention to them. Any in
terference with us will be grossly unconstitu
tlonaL Why, I and every man in my army
own a portion of the Capitol, and neither the
chief of police nor Congress has any right to
Interfere with us so long as we behave our
selves. I do not anticipate any trouble, and
I don't believe any of "our men will be ar
rested. If we are treated unconstitutionally
we shall tako such action as we deem ad
visable." Chicago to Furnish a Force.
CnicAoo, April 21. Chicago is to have a
"commonweal army" of its own. This wa3
tho announcement made to-day at the head
quartets of the movement of La Salle street
by J. H. Randall, the recruiting officer. Ho
6aid twentv -seven men have signed the roster.
Mr. Randall said: "Our plans are to get
together as many of the unemployed who
think as we do, and when organized, we will
start out looking for work. A lot of us havo
failed in Individual efforts to secure employ
ment, and we think wo will try to see what
can be accomplished by united efforts. Our
original plan for joining either Kelley or
Coxey ha3 been abandoned. Mr. Kelley
seemed to have all on hand that ho can at
tend to, and we will make ourarmy independ
ent of any of the others except that we are
with them in the general purpose to improve
the condition of the laboring men.
Calvin's Force Coming.
Columbus, Ohio, April 2L Thomas Galvin
and 200 commonwealers are near Loveland,
on the P. C.C. and St. L. railroad, endeavoring
to get a train via Columbus to Washington.
General manager John F. Miller says that
if the commonwealers attempt to take a pas
senger tram ne win siaetraeK it and the com
pany will find other means of moving them
from the train besides the uso of train crew3
exclusively. The Pan-Handle has decided
that it will not carry theso people for nothing.
Another Western Delegation.
Sas Francisco, Cab, April 21. Five hun
dred men, comprising the San Francisco con
tingent of California's second Industrial regi
ment, started for Washington city this after
noon. This is the same regiment that was
promised transportation east by the local
authorities, but was disappointed by the At
lantic and Pacific refusing to carry them.
They aro at Oakland.
Cripple Creek Interested
Cbipple Cbeek, CoL, April 2L A meeting
is to be held in thU city to-morrow for the
purpose of organizing a Cripple Creek con
tingent for Coxey's industrial army. Intense
interest Is taken in the movement here by un
employed, and it is not unlikely that a large
number of recruits may be secured.
Fcd By the Town.
Plausyuxe, Colo.. April 21. Gen. Gray
sen and his army arrived here to-day and
were fed by the town. They were unable to
capture a train, and so came on toot from
Fort Lupton The army is now reduced to
eighty-five men.
Thirteen Companies at Portland.
Poetlan-d, Oregon, April 21. The Portland
contingent of the industrial army numbers
about 500 men, divided into thirteen com
panies. Tho leaders and Gov. Pennoyer are
conferring with tho Northern Pacific officials
trying to arrange for transportation to Puget
Camped at Tcrre Haute.
Tebbe Haute, Ind., April 21. Frye's army
of 200 industrials reached here this afternoon
and is in camp in tents furnished by the city.
Tho men will remain In camp until Monday.
Western Contingent in Illinois.
Mabsuali., III.., April 21. General Frye
and army of commonwealers are here from
the West, numbering about 100 men.
The Horse Show.
Prof. O. B, Gleason, the horseman, brings
his horse show for two days this week to the
Convention hall, next Friday and Saturday.
He has chosen the Convention hall this year
as offering better advantages than he has
over had before in the way of room and ac
commodations. Mr. Gleason does not carry
any horses with him, preferring to give his
exhibition on our own untamables. He in
vites every one having a more than ordinarily
vicious animal to bring It along.
Coaching Party Delayed.
Tbestox, N. J., April 21. Col. Edward
Morrell's coaching party arrived here at 12.20
o'clock. Tho delay was caused by very heavy
roads and three changes. Tbo party do not
expect to get Into New York until at least 9
Notes Abont Town.
Prof. OTJay's dancing academy will be the
scene of a very pretty prize waltzing contest on
luesday evening, the lth instant. A gold medal
Is to be awarded to the best lady and gentleman
waltzer contesting.
Mr Herbert 5L Locke, of Virginia, was
admitted to the bar of the District ot Columbia,
on motion of Mr J. J. Darlington, before the
Court in General Term, Justice Bingham presid
ing. Mr-Locke Is a member of tbe senior class
at Ceorgtowm University Law School.
Mrs. Z. D. Bncher gave a muslcale at ber
borne, 1427 J street, Friday evening. Tbe large
parlors were filled with the friends ot the per
formers, and a highly meritorious programme of
vocal and instrumental selections was rendered
which showed careful preparation and soma
really superior talent,
Dispensary State Board Finally Orders
All of the Branches Closed.
Tillman Says He Has Quit Buiineu as Stats
Barkeeper and That the Dispensary will
Go Into Summer Quarters Occupations
of the Constables Done.
Columbia, S. O., April 2L At an informal
meeting of the dispensary stato board of con
trol held to-day orders were sent out closing
all the dispensaries In the state. The mean
ing of this is that for the present the stato
authorities give up the fight and bow to tho
decision of the supreme court. All the state
constables have been ordered to report hero
and will probaely be discharged from service.
"I have quit the business of state barkeeper
and tho dispensary has gone into Summer
This Is the sum and substance of all that
Governor Tillman could bo prevailed upon to
say concerning the lately deceased dispensary.
The state board of control met to-day and
made arrangements for winding up the busi
ness. All the county dispensaries have been
closed permanently, and the "spies" or con
stables are now hunting jobs. Chief Gaillard's
occupation is gone,and he will probably de
vote himself to writing a book.
Governor Tillman could not be induced to
say whether he would call a special session of
the legislature to meet the crisis brought on
by the big plant and stock of stato liquor on
hand. He is evidently considering tho mat
ter very fully. Several of the stato officers
are averse to an extra session, believing that
the stock on hand can be otherwise disposed
of. Whether the state Is in a "prohibition
state, a license state," a transition state, or "a
state of sin and misery," as a morning paper
expresses it, no one but the supreme court
justices know, and they won't telL It is
probable that an official effort will soon be
made to get them to explain their decision. In
the meantime tbe "blind tigers" are embrac
ing the opportunity to sell all tho liquor they
Aiken's Chief Citizen Talks Abont Tillman
and His Methods.
W. G.Chnffeemayorof tho city of Aiken, S.
C, has been in this city for a week past, and
wa3 seen at the Metropolitan hotel last even
ing by a representative of The Tqies and
asked to give his views upon tho much-mocted
Tillman question. Major Chaffee, while a
comparatively young man, is recognized as a
man of influence and ability in his section of
country, and his viovv3 upon the dispensary
law are of value.
"In order to understand the present status
of the case." he began, "let me tell you tbat
the original dispensary law wa3 passed in
1892. Tbe cases which the supreme court has
juot decided were brought under this act: but
in 1893 tho legislature enacted a new law,
which was simply the old law strengthened
and made more ironclad in its provisions.
"My opinion is that Tillman will refuse to
accept the verdict of the court upon the
ground that the decision repeals or renders in
operative the law of 1892, which was, as I say,
superseded by the law of 1893.
"But the moral effect of the court's decision
will be very great, A great number of the
best and most Influential citizens of South
Carolina have heretofore obeyed the drastio
provUions'of tbe law simply because it was a
law, although they believed it to be ainconsU
tutionaL Now the court has so declared.
"I say that any attempt upon tho part of
Tillman's agents and spies to enter private
houses, as they have done in numerous in
stances, will be followed by bloodshed. And
armed opposition on tbe part of the citizens
will ensue if nn attempt is made to enforce
the law in the manner which has hitherto
been followed."
"What is your observation on the results of
the law so far?"
"For several months after the passage of
tho act I think there was a decrease in drunk
enness. But the number of police cases of
diunkenness and other misdemeanors con
comitant thereto has of late gone back to
abont the old figure In Aiken, and I am told
by the officials of other cities that the same is
true elsewhere. A fellow simply lays in a
supply before 6 o'clock and then proceeds to
get drunk, which he can do as well as If he
were standing in front a bar.
Miss Welsh, Who Was to Hare Been Mar
ried Shortly, Killed in n Wreck.
Wiixiamspobt, Pa,, April 2L A frightful
accident occurred at 9 o'clock this morning
on tho line of tbe Williamsport and North
Branch railroad near Pennsdalo, in which
Miss Miriam Welsh, daughter of General
Manager B. G. Welsh, of the railroad, was in
stantly killed, and L. P. McCIentlon and Miss
Bailey were fatally injured.
The wreck was caused by a rear-end col
lision. A passenger coach had been attached
to the rear end ot a freight train. An engino
had been sent Irom Hughesville to meet Man
ager Welsh at Halls. The engino struck the
passenger coach, tearing it to splinters. There
were six passengers in the coach, but the
other three jumped.
Mr. McClentlan and Miss Welsh were to
have been married next Thursday. John
Hester, the engineer of the single locomotive,
was responsible for tbo aocident,
Shot and Robbed the Treasurer.
Pobtlasd, Ore., April 21. An unknown
robber entered the office of the county treas
urer of the courthouse at 3.15 p. m., shot the
cashier, Charles B. Mallarkoy, and then,
jumping through a window, made his escape
with about $2,000 of the county's funds. Tho
physician does not think the shot will prove
fatal, though the young man is 'in a critical
Juror Beach Suddenly Prostrated.
Mabshalltows-, Iowa, April 2L When tho
jury in the Bennett-We'se murder case were
at breakfast to-day Henry Beach, ono of the
jurors, was suddenly prostrated with violent
convulsions. His screams were heard for
blocks. It is thought he will die. Judge
Hindman discharged the jury and continued
the case. The jury had been out more than
forty hours, and on the last ballot stood nine
for acquittal and three for conviction.
Clearwater Beats D'Oro.
Cleveland, Ohio, April 21. Th contin
uous pool match between Clearwater and
D'Oro for 1,200 points was finished to-night
in this city. It was won by Clearwater, who
secured 1,200 to his opponent's 1.183. Tho
score for tbe evening was 19G for Clearwater
and 228 for D'Oro. The latter gave one of
the most wonderful exhibitions of playing
ever seen on a championship table.
Death in a Railroad Wreck.
Louisville, April 2L In a wreck on tha
Chesapeake, Ohio and Southwestern yester
day afternoon near Keysey 's Station, 100 miles
from this city, Charles Morrison, colored
brakeman, was instantly killed and two tramps
injured. Tho train was on a steep grade and
struck a cow, which fell under the wheels,
derailing It.
Ex-President Harrison Home Again.
IXDiANAPoijg.IjD., April 2L Ex-Preslden-Harrison
arrived home from California bj
the Fan-Handle this afternoon. The ex
President says tbat he will return next year
to California to continue his lectures.
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