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SUBMISSION FIKST And Then Legislation on the Convict Lease System. THAT 13 GOV. BUCHANAFS DICTUM. .The Attorney General Did Not Deeld That the State Wu Powerless and the : Mob the Master Meeting of the Min ers' Committee and the Executive A Promise That the Disorder Will Cease if the Extra Session Is Called Decid edly Alarming; Reports from the Seat of the Troubles. Ksoxvillk, Tenn., July 83. The report sent out from Nashville Tuesday night jthat Attorney General Picket had decided tkat the governor could not use the state kroope to restore order at Briceville uclesa requested by the sheriff of Anderson county and that therefore the miners were masters of the situation, was evidently a vild guess at something, the reporter kqew nothing about. Yesterday the gov ernor annourced that he would use the troops if necessary and Attorney General jfickel bears the governor out in his ac tion. His decision holds that the gov ernor has a perfect right to order out the troops and preserve order in a county that Is in a state of insurrection. The governor steadily adheres to his determination to sjphold the law at any and all cost and ays the troops will remain in Coal Creek when they get there till the miners have completely submitted. The Miners Meet the Governor. The committee of miners in the city and with two prominent citizens of both polit ical parties, citizens of Knoxville, had a meeting at the Lancier house and then waited on Governor Buchanan. A formal mepting was arranged for the afternoon. The meeting took place at the appointed time, and the miners asked for further time. They said that they thought tiny could induce their insurgent army to lay down their arms and allow the convicts to return to the mines if the governor would promise to call an extra session of the legislature and ask that the lease law be repealed. A committee of citizens of this city met tie governor with the miners and joined in the appeal, ""he governor gave them n til this afternoon to restore order and al ow the law to take it's course in Coal Creek valley. If it is not done by that time he will have the troops go to the scene and maintain the dignity of the state at the point rf the bayonet. Buchannan's I'ltimatam. After hearing the arguments of both op erators and miners, and consulting many leading citizens of Knoxville, Governor Buchanan declared that be had decided to call an extra session of the legislature for the purpose of modifying, if not abol ishing the convict lease system. He stated, however, that in the meantime the miners must allow the return of the convicts to Briceville and Coal Creek. Should they agree to this, the militia would be with drawn, but rtTusal would necessitate an order that the troops carry the convicts back at any cost. '. The Situation Stili Critical. The troops are anxious to move and settle the question as to who is the big irest, the state of Tennessee or the miners of Anderson county. They are thoroughly disgusted with the attitude of the people of this section and are not backward in expressing themselves. A mass meeting was held last night and after its adjourn ment its participants ran through the streets yellicg, "hurrah for the miners," ad jeering Governor Buchanan. The feeling is becoming intense, and if t e governor is inclined to peaceful measures such will change his resolution. Tue miners, from reports received, are not sleeping. There has been a big demaud for rifles here in this city, and today may bring forth a terrible conflict. ALARMING REPORTS ABROAD. The Mob Said to Have" Prepared to Dy namite the Militia. On Coal Crek the miners have, it is re ported, drilled holes in the reck of the bluff under which the troops will have to pass, and have loaded them with dyna mite, which they intend to explode and wipe the whole militia off the face of the earth, if they ever get that far. This is given for what it is worth. A good many people profess to believe that it is so, and a captain of one of the militia com panies says u,xin his word of honor that he saw the h 'es, arid that one of the min ers, who is his friend, told him that the miners intended throwing the whole bluff down on them. The thirteen companies here, the same number that were in the Birmingham riot, are pretty badly excited. They, however, all swear that they go with the intentic . of fighting, and, if neces sary, will rer iia forever at Coal Creek. Charges Against the Soldiers. Although denied by a majority of the soldiers who were forced to retreat f r' n Briceville Monday, the charges that tue troops invitel the attack of the miners is doubtless tr..t., and serious dissensions '.n the ranks of iiie Moerlin zouaves, of Chat tanooga, is one of the results, lieuten ants Kenuer and McCormick have in formally tendered their resignations and make charges against Lieutenant Iauter and three privates of unsoldierly conduct. Lieutenant Lamer in a published card de-nounces-as false the charges against the privates and against himself as lies made from whole cloth. In Sympathy with the Kioters. The charges in brief are as follows: "The first members onthe Zouaves three called on one of the miners at Briceville .Sunday, and after partaking freely of liquor stated that their comrades would refuse to fire if commanded to do so, and throw down their arms. They said they were in sym pathy with the miners and would not fight them. Lieutenant Lauter did wore than they, however. He constantly talked to the men of his company about the mat ter, arguing that the miners were right and that he, for one, would not fight." Four Thousand Well Armed Men. It is said that the miners who are under arms at the mines are not as pacific as their committee here. A dispatch from Briceville says 4,001) well armed miners at Briceville and Coal Creek are waiting for the militia. A bloody battle will certainly occur if the troops go there. Advices from various points in Tennessee, Vir ginia and Kentucky indicate Vhat the rioters can on short notice raise a force of 10,000 efficient men. Monday night the rioters formed on Walden's ridge and pre pared to roll down huge holders on the eoldiem should tbey approach. The tele graph wires are still intact, but it is hard to get word from Coal Creek .RELIEF WORKS IN IRELAND. Balfour Makes a Statement Comments of Irish Members. London, July 2a In the house of com mons yesterday the committee of supply favorably reported a bill which calls for the appropriation of 60,000 wherewith to pay the salaries and expenses . connected with the government relief measures in Ireland Balfour, chief secretary for Ire land, In connection with1 the report of the committee and in support of its recom mendations, made a detailed statement of the relief works which had been inaugu rated and were in course of construction, or which had already been completed. It was, Balfour said, the intention of the government .hat these works should prove a permanent means for the promotion of the welfare of the inhabitants of Ireland. When it was considered how great were the difficulties which attended the vast system of relief works which extended from the exixeme north to the extreme south of Ireland, it must be acknowledged that the government had not been want ing in appreciation of its duty. Cheers. Tim Bealy Finds Some Fault. ' Tim Healy acknowledged that the gov ernment haJ performed a very useful work. He, however, vigorously charged that in the carrying out of the govern ment's system of relief the county of Don egal had been neglected. Alfred Webb, Nationalist jiember, said that he gave full credit to BaJ'our for the work which he had performed. Webb said that he had from his own observation realized how ef fectively tho pressing necessities of the people had been relieved, and he congrat ulated the chief secretary for Ireland upon the success of his efforts. Nevertheless he (Webb) still felt bitter humiliation as an Irishman that these constant grants of re lief to his suffering countrymen were necessary. He regarded the fact that they were so necessary as showing how utterly wrong was the present system of govern ment in Ireland. 5 MEXICAN METHOD OF PAYING DEBTS. It Will Result in an Execution A Mur derer Betrayed by Bis Little Girl. City of Mexico, July 23. -Leonardo Gomex and Epafano and Carmen Levya borrowed money of Jose D. Jesus Rivas in the village of Sau Rafael and they would not pay on time, and, resenting his impor tunity, planned to kill him. Gomez per suaded Rivas to assist him in cleaning out his well. The well was sixty feet deep. When Rivas reached the bottom Gomez rolled rocks and adobe upon him until the unfortunate creditor was buried alive. The secret was kept eight days. It was betrayed by Gomez's little girl. She went to a neighbor's for water and was asked why she did not take it from her father's well, and replied: "Because my papa has a man buried in the well." Gomez was ar r rested and the well drained. He now awaits trial with his accomplices. Trotting and Running Races. Petkoit, July 23. At the Driving Club course yesterday Charley C won the 2:!il trot, best time of winner and race 2:19,''. The 2:17 trot was won by Mambrino Maid, best time of winner and race 2:15. Guy was driven to beat his record, but couldn't do better than 2:13. Nelson could not break his record either, his time being 2:11?. Chicago, July 23. Winners at Garfield park yesterday: John Adams, mile, 1KCS; Camilla, 1 mile 1:49V; Ed Bell, 9 furlongs, l:5i-; Lorenzo, 1 mile, 1:42; Roy S, i mile, 0:fc; Borealis, mile, At Hawthorne: G. W. Cook, 6 fur longs, 1:2S,'; Allan Bane, mile, l:03j; Strathmaid, mile, l:03?-4; Maggie Lebus, mile, 1:03; 4; Elphin, steeple chase, short course, 3:35 j. Alliance Men to Speak for Campbell. Pittsbcrg. July 23. Governor Camp bell, of Ohio, arrived in Pittsburg yester day. The governor was met at the sta tion by a large number of prominent Democrats and escorted to the Seventh Avenue hotel for breakfast. The governor was then giveu two receptions one at the Standard club and the other at Silver Lake grove. He was confident of winning his gubernatorial fight and said that Cleveland would be asked to make six .speeches. Governor Hill, Jerry Simpson and Senator Peffer would also speak for the Democracy. Meeting of Nashville Workmen. Nashville, July 23. At a largely at tended mass meeting of laboring men of the city of Nashville last night resolutions were adopted denouncing the convict lease systetr as unjust, pernicious, and unwise; declaring that the east Tennes see coal miners are being oppressed and intimidated by said system; extending the sympathy of the meeting to "our strug gling brothe.-s;" demanding the repeal -of the convict lease laws, ana declaring that the Nashville workingmen will aid the strikers financially. Will Test the "Jim Crow" Car Law. St. Paul, July 23. The Tennessee law requiring separate railroad coaches for colored people and white people is to be tested by Samuel Hardy, of this city. Hardy has just returned from attending the Afro-American league convention in Tennessee. He was traveling on a Monon train and on passing the Tennessee line was compelled by the conductor to enter the colored . iach. His case is conducted by F. L. McGhee, a colored attorney, who is acknowledged a capable lawyer. Swell Wedding in London. LoSDOX, July 23. The marriage of Miss Ethel Forbes-Leith, of New York, to Captain Charles Rosden Burn, of the First Royal dragoons and aide-de-camp to the Duke of Connaught, was solemnized at the Churcn of the Holy Trinity, Chel sea, yesterday. The church was filled with American and English fashionabLs, among the most distinguished personages present being the Princess Ixmise of Lorne, Duke and Duchess of .Connaught, and United states Minister Lincoln. Revolted Against the Government. Euexos Ayres, July 23. News has reached here that a number of troops sta tioned at Co- rjentes, capital of the prov ince of the same name, revolted against the government. After severe fighting, in which four men were killed, the out break was suppressed and the leaders of revolt arrested. Mew Bridge Across the Mississippi. Keokl'K, la., July 23. At a mass meet ing held here Tuesday it was decided that the city will build a high bridge across the Mississippi river, connecting Keokuk with the Illinois shore, exclusive of the railway bridge. Congress has already granted a charter. SAT ON THE FIGHT. Minnesota Law Gains a Victory at St. Paul. , 1 THE SLUGGING MATCH PEOHTBITED. Gov. Merrlam Calls Out the Troops, the Sheriff Commands the Peaee and the Sports A re . in . the Dumps'; Also the Athletic Club Men President Cow'-I Complains Bitterly That the Authori ties Were So Long Acting A Costly Business for the Club Mew Arrange ments Mad. St. Paul, July 23. So far as Minnesota isconcerned the law and order people won a big victory yesterday, for at the last moment almost the officials decided to act, and the Hall-Fitr.simmons fight was declared off. It is not off, however, unless the Wiscon sin authorities put their veto upon it also, is at midnight yesterday word went out to holders of all ticket to remain in town nntil today arrangements having been perfect ed for the fight to take place across the line in Wisconsin. Where it js to occur had not transpm. .1 at a late hour, and may not until it is tine for those interested to take the cars or other conveyances for the bat tle field. A Hurrying to and Fro. Beardless young fellows in fatigue uni forms hurried in twos and three through the streets of the capital as the sun was going down last evening. Gangs of men at the street corners, and blocking up the entrances to the hotels, glanced with for bidding brows at the youngsters as they passed by, and filled the air with impreca tions loud and deep, and out in the north ern suburbs the setting sun cast its shad ows over a big circular structure, which stood solitary and desolate, save for the old watchman who sat smoking at the en trance. The young men were members of the local companies of the national guard, who had been ordered to prevent a fight that had already been abandoned. The men at the corners were disappointed sports, and the deserted structure was the amphitheatre in which the fight was to have taken place. Sports Disappointed and Disgusted. A more disappointed, disgusted lot of sports than St. Paul contained last night has probably never been gathered together anywhere or under any circumstances. They had come from far and near, from Houston and from San Francisco, from New Orleans and Winnipeg, from British Columbia and from the sister city across the river. The action of the authorities yesterday morning came upon the aggre gation of sports like a thunderclap. The proclamation issued Tuesday by Governor Merriam, and the arraignment of Fits simmons and his trainers in the police court, had been regarded by the friends of Fitzsimmons and Hall as very much in the nature of a bluff, and there seemed to be a very general understanding that, having thus offered a sop to the protest-" ing law reform element, the powers that be would allow the influential citizens, who make up the governing body of the Minnesota Athletic club, to go ahead with their programme in their own way. THE SHERIFF WAS ON THE LIST But Be Official Preferred to Save His Bead from the Block. When therefore- Sheriff Bean, whose name was actually on the list of invited guests, put his foot down yesterday and declared that he preferred to offend, his friends and . disappoint the assembled sports to losing his own official head, there was consternation and dismay. Even t hen the club directorate might have determined to take the chances had not the governor hastened . to the support of the subordinate official by issuing instruc tions to the adjutant general to hold four roinpanies of National guards in readi ness to suppress the fight, and when the "call to arms" had been circulated the fact was realized at last that Merriam and Bean meant what they had said, and that it would be worse than ridiculous for the organization to fly in the face of organ -ized law and authority. Visions of riots and bloody conflict were conjured up in the meeting of the board and reluctantly the word went out that so far as St. Paul was concerned the fight was off for good and all. What the Managers Expected. President T. Z. Cowles, of the Athletic club, suid yesterday: -Up to noon today it was hoped that under a fair and reason able execution of the law. which makes a prize fight a misdemeanor, and not a felony, as is the case in many other states, the contest could proceed and the club have the opportunity of to some extent covering its loss. The club asked that the sheriff be content with arresting the principals and putting them under bond for future appearance and that the law be allowed to take its course after the event. The sheriff was disposed to adopt this policy, but under a threat from the gov ernor of inst jit removal from office if he did not prevent the fight by any means in the power ot the state, the sheriff was obliged to notify the club t hat he should be on band prepared to stop the fight. Expectations Not Realized. "It was als. stated that the governor had ordered the First regiment under arms for the purpose of assisting the sheriff. In such a state o things the club could not think of pre ceding with the contest, and as the result .." a conference, in which the mayor, chief ol police, sheriff, county at torney, and club officials took part at noon to-day, the club threw up the sponge and declared the fight off. The club loses its deposit 1 $3,000 as a forfeit to protect the contestants, and in addition about (9,000 ex pen... d in constructing the pavil ion and for her necessary expenses. Un der the circumstances, the action of the state authoi ties was cruel and unjust, as the fight co 1 . and should have been pre sented thirty to sixty days ago." An Amphitheatre for Sale. The amphitheatre of the 'Athletic cluV with its accommodations for 30,000, could have been Lad for the asking yesterday. 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