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TRis. AKGU& FJBIDAY, JULY 24, 1S91.
FAILED TO AGREE. The Tennessee Miners' Revolt Still Threatening. . FRUITLESS TALK 'WITH BUCHANAN. The Mlnr Drmaml More Than the Gov . emor Will Concede and the Troop I Am Ordered To Be Heady to Go to Hrteeville So Fight Expected, the "Rebel" Concluding To Be Quiet i While the Militia I Frenent An Ex tra Ketoion of the Legislature a Fore gone i'onc tuition. ' Ksoxvili.f.. Tpnn., July 34. Yesterday tnorniDR the miners' committee left Knoxville for Cor! Creek with the deci sion of the Koveruor that if the convicts were, allowed to be placed in the mines from which,they had been evicted by the miners the militia wonld be withdrawn and the legislature would be convened in extra session for the purpose of taking such action as it saw fit on the convict lease system. Coal Creek was reached at IX o'clock a. m. and the miners' commit tee stepped from the train. A thousand miners were assembled to meet them. As soon as the committee alighted from the train a loud voice was heard: "All min ers to the big grove." The Committee Report to the Miner. The bin grove was about a mile from the station and thither the large crowd rapidly made its way. A rude platform was constructed aud upon it was placed the committee and J. C. Williams, who represented the Knoxville arbitration committee. General 'Williams urged a compromise. It should lie remembered that the governor says there has been no proposition made by him but that of sus taining the law. He was willing, how ever, for citizens to see what could be done to set tie the difficulty, as he is a warm supporter of labor, but at the snme time the t-xerntise. Two spokesmen of the committee related the incidents of their trip to meet the governor; how he had made concessions and that in their minds the miners ought to grant some. A Counter lropitlon Mitde. Finally the miners agreed on a course of action, and drew up resolutions contain ing a proposition to the governor. .This proposition is that the troops must be taken home from Knoxville. The con victs can lie returned to Coal creek tor sixty days only, and the legislature to meet und repeul the convict law system. With this proposition the committee re turned to Kroxville and went into confer ence with the governor. Nothing could be learned of what was said, but in a couple of hours the conference ended, and the eouimitree or miners was much de pressed. Ttey said the governor would do nothing at all. New 1'roicritnime .f the Miner. ' Mr. Ingraham, who ha been prominent in the trouble in Coal Creek, says that not a soldier will be harmed if they" go to Coal Creek, not a man hurt, but the convicts will be turned loose just as soon as they leave. He srys the miners are determined that the com icts shall n-t be worked in the mines. everal of the committeemen are very ury. but unite in saying the troops will i-ot be resisted if they go One of the most conservative men in the city, says the proposition to Governor ISuchauan from the miners was an insult, and that it would have been an iusnlt to the state for the governor to have agreed to open viola tion of the law, and that he has no power to do so if he desired it. TROOPS ORDERED TO MOVE. Decisive Action Taken by the Governor Strength of the Mol. A little before midnight the uncertainty as to what the governor would do was dissipated by the issuance of orders to the troops to be ready to move at C, o'clock this morning. The governor told a re porter, after the conference with the com mittee was closed, that the law would le executed. Later corporals and serceants came to the city and hunted up all men out on permit and took them to the camp on University Hill. Parties who furnish food fur the convicts and troops were in structed to furnish au early breakfast. Persons who were keeping posted said that a large number of coaches were in the East Tennessee yards which are not usu ally there. Total Strength of the "Rebel." Grossly exaggerated statements have been sent outubout the number of miners. The best judges say that with all who can be hod from Jellico not more than l,rou men at the most can be found in all the mining region involved who could be led into rebellion. Perhaps fifty Winchester rifles have been bought here ' during tne past few days, which went to the scene of the trouble. - In the main the miners are armed with double-barrelled shot-guns, some . Winchesters and old-style muskets and some revolvers. W ill Cot the State Much Money. In speaking of the miners' proposition a warden says there is no place now to take the convict, as the penitentiary building was burned some months ago and it will cost the state MOO.OOO to rebuild. There is no doubt of an extra session of the legisla ture, and conservative sentiments are that the mines most wait pntil the legislature can meet and then express the wish of tiie people of Xbe state. Ill Is agreed that it is a hardship for free labor to be brought in contact with convict labor. On the oth er hand the operators say there is plenty of work for all who who will work. Regulars and the Tennessee Trouble. Washington, Jnly 24. Since the ques tion has arisen of sending United States troops to Tennessee should a request be made for them by t be governor of tne state, army officers have teen examining the legal side of the question and doubt is expressed if troops will be sent if asked for. The constitution provides that the president may render necessary assistance with troops upon the application of the legislature, or the executive of the state when the legislature cannot be convened. This is understood not be the case in Ten kessee at present. Another Kirk Against Convict. ALBANY, July 24. The competition of prison labor with the shirt aud laundry business has excited painful interest in Troy ever since the operation of the Fas sett law. The Trojans have met and re solved until they were weary, and yester day sent down their mayor, corporation counsel, city chamberlain and board of al dermen to make an appeal to the governor and ask his aid in stopping the injurious competition. Governor HiN said be would use his influence in securing the relief asked for. ., NO HALL-FITZSIMMONS FIGHT. The Fight Is rndonbtedly OAT and the Would-Be Spectator Go Home. St. PaCL, July 24. All efforts to bring ff the Fitzsimmons-Hall fight across the border in Wisconsin have been abandoned, and every departing train is carrying away its contingent of disgusted, red-hot sports. Most of them stayed tip all last night in the expectation of a sudden sum mons, a ride on a special train and a ring in some secluded dell, but they were dis appointed. Every half-hour or so the word would go around the hotels that the principals of the two men had agreed up n a locality and that a special train was in waiting at the station Looking for that Special Train. Then a small army ot sports would tramp down to the siding, stub their toes in the switches, dodge in and out between the moving freights looking for the train that wasn't there, and then tramp back again to the hotels, breathing maledictions on the author of the canard. This pro gramme was repeated three or four times between midnight and daybreak, and did not tend very much toward reconciling the visitoss to the situation. Hall Charged with Flanking. The general impression seems to be that Hall was not anxious to meet Fitzsim mons. and that if he had been there would have been no great difficulty in having the fight come oil. It is alleged that he was mighty glad the authorities interfered.and that the managers of Kitzsimmons did their best to induce Hall's managers to agree to some arrangement, but the latter found objections to every proposal. At any rate there is no doubt that Fitzsim mons was anxious to go ou with the fight. Each man got $1,500 as an honorarium from the club, which will nearly make him even on expenses. The club loses $10, tKK). The fiasco will probably break up the club. Myers and Carroll to Fight. Myers and Jimmy Carroll have agreed to meet before the Olympic club of New Orleans within three months for .000 a side. The Granite club, of Hoboken, X. J., and the California Athletic club have both telegraphed their w.illingness to put up a purse for Fitzsimmons and Hall ELLIOTT'S CASE WITH THE JURY. Threat of Murder Received by the l'roi rcnting Attorney. COLfMBts. O., July 24. The jury was given the case of Editor Elliott charged with the murder of Editor Osborn yes terday afternoon and up to a late hour had not reported an agreement, although it is stated that they have decided that Elliott is guilty, the question that is de laying the verdict being what the degree of crime is. There was great excitement on the streets here last night and dozens remained in the court room waiting for the verdict, having brought lunches with them so as to lie able to keep their seats. Elliott's attorney put in the afternoon making up a bill of exceptions to the judge s charge. Another Threatening letter. Another anonymous and threatening letter was received by Prosecuting Attor ney Huling last nicht, when he returned home from the court house. It was a sin gle sheet of paper folded to represent a coffin. Iu substance it stated that the vengeance of Elliott's friends would not be satisfied by perjurea witnesses, but 'murder" alone would right the wrong they felt was being done the accused. This letter was similar to preceding ones and was placed in the hands of a detective, who traced it to the mailing point, corner of High and Long streets. It was dropped in the box at 10 a. m., and the ferret of the law has some excellent clews and hopes soon to unearth the mystery and place the author of the letters under arrest. TAUGHT A VALUABLE LESSON. The I nited States Bad Territory on Which to Insult "Old Glory-'' El Paso, Tex., July 24. A number of younft men were enjoying a tianquet served at the restaurant La France on July 14 in honor of the fall of the Bastile. The party embraced Americans, Mexicans, Frenchmen aud Germans. The feasters commenced toasting the flags of the dif ferent nations, which were placed in the hands of the banqueters by Mr. Desboides. When the flag of the United States was brought out a young man named Schulen berg snatched the flag from the hands of a gentleman, and, with insulting remarks aud actions, threw it to the floor. Schuienberg Accepts an Invitation. The gentljmen present arose from the table and the party was broken up. Schulenlerg was invited to apologize publicly, which he did. Peter Wendel, a Germau saloon keeper in Juarez, in speak ing of the matter Wednesday to a party of Americans in his saloon, said Schuienberg was right and began to curse the Ameri can flag. This aroused the Americans present, who proceeded to demolish the saloon. Not a window or door was left in the building. There were no arrests. Scores at the National Game. Chicago, July 24. League base ball rec ords made yesterday were: At New York New York, 4; Philadelphia, 5. At Chi cagoCincinnati, 4; Chicago, !4. At Bos tonBoston, .8; Brooklyn, 6. At Cleve land Pittsburg, 4; Cleveland, 5. Association: At Philadelphia Athletic, 8; Baltimore, 2. At Cincinnati Cincin nati, 4; St. Louis, 7. At Washington Washington, 1; Boston, 6. At Columbus Columbus, 8; Louisville, 6. Western: At Duluth Milwaukee, 10; Duluth, 8. At Denver Lincoln, 8; Den ver, 6. At Minneapolis Sioux City, 1; Minneapolis, 4. Illinois-Iowa; At Rockford Rockford, 9; Ottawa, 4. At Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids, 5: Ottumwa, 3. Davenport was dropped at the meeting of the League managers yesterday. Doable Murder In Texas. Beltok, Tex , July 24. About a week ago B. Wilkerson eloped from here with bis stepdaughter. He was arrested at Lorena, Tex., and brought back. Late Tuesday night the affair culminated in a double murder. Wilkerson shot and killed his wife and then attempted to carry off the stepdaughter. Her cries brought some of the neighbors to her res cue, and as one of them W. Hamilton got within ten feet of him Wilkerson leveled his shotgun and shot him dead. All concerned are negroes. The sheriff and a large posse are in pursuit of the murderer, and if captured he will be lynched. Ask for Free Twine, Salt and Sugar. ' Ottawa, Ont., July 24. A petition signed by 15,000 members of the Patrons of Industry has been presented to parlia ment praying for the removal of the im port duty on binding twine, salt and sugar. ROUGH ON "BEARS." The Great Alliance Corner in Wheat Begins Work. ACTIVE OFITLATIONS INAUGUEATED St. Pani Made Headquarters of the Move ment and an Army of Clerks Busy Sending Ont Circulars Explaining the Siheme and Showing Its Feasibility T le Crop Situation at Home and A broad Declared Very Favorable for a Squeeze of the Speculative "Bear." S-. PAUL, July 24. St. Paul has been made the headquarters of a national move mei.t by the Farmers' Alliance of the cou ltry to corner the entire wheat crop of the United States. At 317 Wabasha street for several days a large force of employes has been engaged in sending out circulars wit l the view of having not only the Alli ance men of the United States, but all classes of farmers, keep back their wheat crop until the bears have all been killed off and prices have been advanced to a high point. In other words the Alliance press bureau and state press bureau are working together, endeavoring to unite the farmers of the United States in a gi gantic wheat trust, in which the producer bb.aU be the stockholder, and by which the speculator and wheat buyer will be squeezed to the wall. Headed by an Alliance Editor. At the head of the movement is George M. Muller.editor of The State, and a prom inei.t Alliance man. A circular reciting the benefits of combination and urging the formation of the 'trust." has been made public. The circular estimates the wheat crop of 1S91 in the United States at 500, 000,000 bushels. The promoters of the famers' wheat trust believe that four fifth of this wheat- can be held back by the fan lers for from four to eight weeks, by wbu-h time it is thought that prices will havv gone skyward. Lists bearing the names of the secretaries of every Alliance in t ie United States are now iu the hands of Mr. Muller. and the circular has been sent to the Alliances of most of the wheat growing states. The circular goes on to say that the 'home consumption has increased with the pop ilation, and is certainly over 350,000, 000 bushels, probably WJO.tKHXOoO, which leates us Ho.ooo.oou for export. During the last ten years we exported 127,HiO. wj yeaily in average, of which Europe re ceived 107.UHUMO Hiid the West Indies and Sjirh A meruit 20,000,000. This year we may hav.- mure to spare, w hich, how- evei, will go to South America ou account of the reciprocity treaties, aud Europe will receive the average quantity of about lo;.i'00,00O bushels aud no more, a.s we have no reserves to draw upou. A Short Crop in Luropp. ul his would make both c-nds meet there if f urope had a good average crop; but Eur -)pe has not a good average crop; in fact, it has the worst crop failure of the century. Lat winter was phenomenal all over Europe in its severity and duration. Sno v aud ice covered even Italy and Spain, and were actually carried far into Africa. Vessels on the Mediterranean came into port thickly covered with ice and this ab normal weather worked incalculable dam age to the winter wheat in all the coun tries of the continent." I rged to Embrace the Opportunity. The circular discusses generally the condition of the foreign crop and tells the farriers how to take advantage of the sit uation to get the full value of their prod uct. "There will be very few, indeed," the circular suggests, "unwilling to hold off to see what will become of this move, as in view of the situation prices could never be lower; but even if one-half or more of the farmers should 1 persuaded by the arguments of railroad and elevator men to rush their wheat to market, the result would be the same, for if a consid eral le number of those who are in the hab. t of marketing early hold back, in a little while the farmers' deliveries would fall short of requirements, and the effect woe Id be the same as if no wheat had beer, brought in at all." Opposition from Ignatius. President Ignatius Donnelly, of the Min nesota state Farmers' Alliance, has just published an open letter to members in opposition to the scheme. Mr. Donnellv bases his opposition to the combination of farmers on the ground that if the farmers held their wheat any length of time it would only lead to the market being eventually glutted with it. Every farmer would ite attempting to sell at the same time. Prices would quickly drop to ruin ous figures, and the last condition of the agriculturist would be worse than the first HIS INTENTION WAS CORRECT, But It Is Apprehended That He Made a Mistake In the Man. Mjxteeal, July ,24. At Sherbrooke, Que., Wednesday, the 15-year-old daugh ter t f a prominent resident of the town went berrying with a companion. About half a mile from home the girls met a well dressed stranger, who, after a brief conversation, caught one of them and dragged her into a field. The other girl fled to the house of the father of the vic tim and told the story. The crazed father armotl himself and. accompanied by the girl, started for the scene. (hot the Wrong Person, Possibly. Ot the road they met a man who the girl said was the person they sought, and the father instantly shot him dead. A lit tle further on his daughter was found in a terrible condition. It is rumored that the man killed was not the offender. Two Montreal detectives have been summoned to Sherbrooke, and have started for tl place. The police here refuse to give the names of the parties or any further de tails. The Bacing at Chicago. ClICAGO, July 24. Winners at Haw- thorae yesterday: Phil Dwyer, J mile, 1:17;; Brookwood, 1 1-16 miles, 1:50; Dun;arven, 1 mile, 1:45; Gov. Adams, 1 milet, 1:58V; Little Billy, mile, 1:03V. Garfield park: Cocoa, mile, 1:16; Lord Lorn dale, 1 mile, 1:43; Odrey, $ mile, 1:15,'; Ernest Race, 1 1-16 miles, 1:48); Or lie, 4 furlongs, no time taken.' The Surplus in the Treasury. Washikotoit, July 24. The treasury surplus yesterday amounted to-t33,0i-3,W5, of w lich amount $25,202,180 was in depositor- banks, and $19,479,677 in subsidiary coin. Two Little Boys Drowned. To PES A, Kan., July 24. Clarence Jonee and Ralph Wilkeron waded beyond their deptl in the Kaw river V ednesday and were drowned. Each was 9 years of age. Copyright, 1880. 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