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The Tennessee Miners' Revolt
Still Threatening. .
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miners the militia wonld be withdrawn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.
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. .,
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
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.
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
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
The Great Alliance Corner in
Wheat Begins Work.
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
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
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
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.
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