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Picturesque California
The Army Prisoners
of War.
Hogan and His Officers
Under Guard.
The Progress of the Industrials Is
Stopped at Last.
A Complete Surprise of the Sleeping
Soldiers, and They Surrender
to the Troops.
Forsytre, Mont., April 26.— Midnight
last meht saw the end of the Butie contin
gent of the Coxey army marching on to
Washington. For sixty hours traffic on the
Northern Pacific has been stopped in this
State, and during all this time a train bad
been running wild from the mountains to
this point, where it was taken in charge
last night b» Colouel Page with 500 men
from Fort Keogh.
This place Is forty-three miles west of
the fort and the military had been ordered
to hold themselves in readiness to inter
cept the train when it arrived at that
point. Later, however, it was learned
that the Hogauites proposed to stop over
night ;at Forsythe, and the #oops were
bundled on a special tram and started for
that p ace.
When they arrived at 11:30 o'clock they
found tbe st. len train standing at the
deiot. The Commonweal brakeman
flagged the train, and when the troops
were on the train tersely remarked,
"Well, the jig's up."
The soldiers lined up on tbe platform
beside the Coxey traiu and the Montana
contingent was ordered to surrender. It
was scarcely a necessary command, and it
was promptly obeyed. The Commonweal
train consisted of fourteen cars — one well
filled with provisions and one with
railway tooli, one loaded with coal
and the other eleven cars carrying
men. Each carried from thirty to forty
men, together with their basigage, camp
pquippage, etc., making a total of about
400 men. The men are a hard-looking set,
whether so naturally or from their recent I
experiences it would be nard to say. In a I
snort tfara their train had been side- ,
trncked and put under guard.
"General" dogan. Conductor Willy and |
Eneineer Cleveland were put in a boxcar
by ;hetnselvei. S ion two sections of the
passenger train came in from the West,
and the conductor reported a large num
ber of Coxey recruits who refused either to
leave the trains or pay fare, and the mili
tary prom tly took charge of these also.
There were nearly 200 of them.
Before leaving Miles City last night tbe
authorities had warrants sworn nut for
General Hogan, Lieutenant Pat Meaney,
Conductors Smith and Willy, Engiueers
Olney and Cleveland and ten others
charged with grand larceny in stealing a
boxcar of tools and a car of coal.
The charge of burglary will also be
entered against them as soon as tne Gov
ernment reaches them. The Common
wealers are still here and will be here
until to-morrow awaiting orders from the
Secretary of War.
Tbe arrested men are to be turned over
to the United States Marshal and his dep
uties and escorted by them to Butte, ac
companied by two companies of troops.
Kelly's Army Determine to Capture
a Train.
Adair, lowa, April 26.— The Rock
Islaud officials anticipate serious trouble
with the Industrial Army to-night, and
deputies and railroad people are in a state
of excitement over what, it is feared, is an
approaching crisis. Over 300 men o!
the Sacfamento division assert they will
walk oo further, and announced they had
determined to ride and ride on a Rock
Island train. The Rock Island wired east
«nd west for additional men, and a eood
«ir»d force of burly railroaders will accom
pany every train that moves to-morrow.
About 9 o'clock to-night Yardmaster Ham
ilton of the Dcs Moines road took several
assistants and distributed through Kelly's
camp a circular signeJ by Division Super
intendent SMllwell which say* in part:
Threats have beeu made that a train of tills
company will be or may be captured by parties
Id the so-called Industrial Army or other labor
("Z nlzaitODs for 'lie purpose of running the
oatne ovt-r the tracks ot this company. Notice
Is ler by nlveo thai in case any occur?
ana an attempt Is made to run such train on
the Macks or this company, for the safety of
public tiavel and of our employes, the passage
of the traiu will be obstructed, tbe usual dan
ger signal displayed at the point of obstruction,
and any train run tn opposition to such signals {
or after this notice, it will be at the peril of tbe I
parties operating the same.
The men clustered around tbe camnfires
to read the notice and the air was soon
filled with denunciation* of the officials of
me road. Kelly was highly incensed over
the nc'ion of the company.
'•This is an attemi.t," said he, "to incite
my men to riot— to s^.ze a train. That is
the railroad's only hope: that they muot
make v* lawless or their plans will fail.
We will not seizo a train. We will get it
at Dcs Moiues without seizure." '
Most of the men said they would do
nothing without orders from Kelly. Bu
the Sacramento men were sullen and re
fused to answer inquiries, merely reiterat
ing that they would w H lk no further.
Troops Ready to Be Called Out in
the Northwest.
Portland. ApM 26— The Industrial
Aniry, about 600 strong, tanned at Trout
dale, eighteen miles from here, to« k i>os
ftpssion of the Union Pacific station and
dn.ve out the operator this morning. A
soon as the new* reached 'his city attor
neys for the Uofoa Pcinc applied to
Judge Bellinger of the United Slates D s
tnot Court for an injunction restraiug the
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a: my from interfering with the company's
property. .Judge B Ilinger signed the
order and United States Marshal Grady
left at 2 o'clock on a special train for
Troutdale, where he served the order on
"Gsneral" Sh.f&W, leader of the army.
The Union M< at Company, whose stack
yards are a> Trontdale, feleplmned late
this afternoon asking the Sheriff to send a
number of deputies to guard their prop
erty, as the men iusis ed on sleeping in
th"ir buildings o-uight.
Late this afternoon Sheriff Kelly re
quested Governor Pennoyer to order the
militia to Troutdale. The Governor sent
the following answer: **I am in receipt of
your request of this date upon me as com
mamier-:n-cliief ot the miiitia for a suffi
cient force to keep the peace and go<d
order in the State, 6iniDiy because there is
a crowd if lawless people congregated a!
Troutdale. You do not allege auy actual
breach of the peace. This is a civil and
not a military Government and it is your
duty to exercise the civil power to quell
any disturbance when it occurs, and not
to call upon the militia before it occurs."
Troutdale, Or., April 2G.--Everything
is quiei hfie to-night. Uuited States
Marshal Grady, with sixteen deputies,
and Sheriff Kelly, with twenty-four depu
ties, arrived here on to-night's train for
the purpose of protecting properly.
Vancouver, April '26. — Instructions
were received thu afiernonn at head
quarters of the Department «'f the Colum
bia to hold five companies of United States
troops in readine-s to march at an hou%'.-<
notice if necessary to assist in enforcing
the order of the United States court rela
tive to the threatened capture of a Union
Pacific train near Tn>utda!e, Or. The
whole garrison is ready at a moment's no
tice to carry out the orders of the execu
tive. Up to a late hour to-niglit no ordeis
to proceed to the scene of disturbance nave
beeu received.
Seattle, April 26.— The Industrial
Army marched four miles further to-day
and is now six miles out of town. There
is x great deal of grumbling over the scant
commissary, and one of the captains has
been suspended for getting drunk on army
funds. Tiie Northern Pacific is guarding
al! trains until they get past the army
headquarters, sixty Deputy United States
Marshals having been sworn in, and a
posse of thirty well armed going out on
each train.
Tacoma. Arri! 26. — About twenty more
Depu y Marshals Wr-re sworn in here to
day by Marshal Drake to assist the pres
ent force in guarding Northern Pacific
Railroad property from assaults by the
Coxeyites. Additional deputies were
sworn in at other places in the State, rnak
i ing In all about 200 now uuder Marshal
: Drake's command.
The Marshal to-day contracted with the
guu&tores lo take all the Winchesters they
have if needed. Arrangements were also
made with the Sons of Veterans to secure
I the use of their Springfield rifles.
Twenty-five deputies were sent to Seat
tle to be scattered along the line between
there and this city. If, as reported, 3000
Coxeyites are to be concentrated at Meeker
Junction Sunday there will be a laige force
of Marshals there to watch them. It is
reported that the army may make an at
tempt io beize a train and go East over the
Great Northern, which line is now tied up
by a strike.
The Tacoma contingent of the Industrial
Army has mude no attempt to move yet.
It announces that it will start Satuiday.
Marshal Drake sent a small detachment
of Deputy Marshals to Seattle to-day to
day to re-enforce those already sworn iv
Tne Federal authorities are informed
that 3000 Coxeyite3 will be coo
centrated at Meeker Junction, nine miles
east of here, by Sunday. The officers ex
press the belief that they can prevent
Lieutenant-Colonel Shank of the First
Regiment, State Militia, received order«
to-n'ght from AdjutaLt-General O'Brien
of Otympla ordering Companies C and G
and Tro 'P B t>< be in readiness to bo to
Puyallup at any moment. The men have
assembled at their armories and will wait
ui-ti midnight. If no furUier orders come
by that time they will go home, and re
port for duty agnin to-morrow morning.
Olympia, Wash., Ai HI 26.— Citizens of
Puyaliup, where the Industrial armies
from Seattle and Tacoma are to meet, have
sent a request to Governor McGraw to
order out the militia to meet them. Tne
Governor states that whenever the Sheriff
of Pierce County reports that he is unable
ot preserve the i eace he will promptly
order out the miiitia.
Adjutant-General O'Brien has received
a telegram from the United States Mar
shal at Suokane asking that thirty-five car
bines be sent in all haste to equip a posie
for protection against violation of law.
Washington, April 26.— 1n view of the
reponsfrom Idaho that a C'Xey army is
organizing in the Coenr d'Alene mining
district in the northern part of the Slate
and that ao a'tempt maybe made to se
cure a train Attorney-General Olney, after
a conference with Senator Dubois, sent a
telegram to the United States Marshal of
Idahosimilar tn those sent to the Marshals
of Montana. In case of his inability to
prevent violations of the law he is directed
to telegrapn the facts to the President and
ask the assistance of the United States
His Army Passes Over the George
town Turnpike.
Htattbtovvn, Md., April 26.— Coxey
and his followers marched outof Frederick
about 9 o'clock this morning. The whole
town turned out to see the 6tart. Men,
women and children flocked on the streets
and at the campground*.
The Independents' Drum Corps oflFred
erick, accompanied the commonwenlers on
their start. The trail to-Jay lies over the
Georgetown tumnike, and the tramp rf
eleven miles from Frederick to this little
hamlet wa3over ihe best roads yet trodden
by the Conimonwealers. They reached
here about 3 o'clock and went into camp.
The camt> is named "Henrietta." which
is the name of Mrs. Coxey. Supper to
night was furnished from ihe commissary
wagon. The breakfast to-morrow w'.ll
rome from the stock supply, and the tramp
will again betaken up for Gaithersburg,
nine miles from here.
Cripple Creek, Colo., April 26.— A.
legion of Coxey's Industrial, Army was
organized. in this city to-nicht, fifty men
"Übscrlbine to the roll. .S. Sanders, late of
San Francisco, and a personal . friend of
General K>liy, was put in command. He
says hi« expect! to leave this city within
we«>k with at Icntt 300 men.
El He.vo, 0.T.. April 26.— The Cox-y
Army craza has at lust reached El Keno,
and yesterday and to-day: an army of 700
men- was organized to move on to Washing
ton and join the; clamor >''; for a change.
Many of the army were prosperous men in
various w.ilks of life, who ally tnemselves
with tie movement as an Index of their
d ssaiisfactinn if the existing order of
things commercially.
Columbus, Ohio, April 26— Colonel
Gavm, with 215 Commonwea;ers. was
ordered out ol Washington Courthouse to-
day by the Mayor and Sheriff and is now
marching to Columbus, exppctingto spend
the night at Mount Sterling.
The Capital City Will Soon Be in a
State of Siege.
Washington, April 26.— The District
Commissioners cast a damper over the
ocal supporters of Coxey's movement to
day by r^fuMng them permission to hold
oien air meetings. It had been expected
by the enthusiasts that these meetings
would draw converts and cash contribu
tions to the cause. Tte Coxeyites are
angered at this refusal.
The event of the day was the advent of
Citizen Georg« Francis Train, who pre
dicts that we are quivering on the edge of
the biggest revolution the world has ever
seen, and that the Jeff Davis matter will
not be hd item in comparison. The au
thorities in charge of the Capitol buildings
are now con*idtving tht advisability of
ormally surrendering their authority to
h* District of Columbia and asking that a
-ufficient protection be giveu by the po
lice force of the city. Major Moore of tbe
city police force has promised ample re-en
forcements If necessary.
An Odd Fellows procession attempted
to march through the Capitol grounds to
day, but was turned back at the entrance
by the Capitol force. The Odd Fellows
made some remonstrance, but when as
surred the iaw permitted no exceptions they
quietly acquiesced. The mc. dent will
doubtless prove a precedent if Coxey in
temis o invade tbe Capitol grounds as he
said it was his intention to.
Sergeant Snow of the House to-day took
precautionary steps for the protection of
the big cash-lockers containing the pay of
Congressmen during the coming influx of
Coxeyites. Captain Garden of tbe Capitol
police, at Mr. Snow's request, stationed an
armed officer outside the door of the rfhce
throughout the day. Another officer will
sleep alongside the huge safe during the
night. The supply of cash kept on hand
will bereiiuced to the bare necessity of the
Chicago, April 26.— The authorities at
Washington have terjuested the Chiefs of
Police in all cities to detail their most ex
perienced detectives to either follow the
armies or go to Washington and assist the
Police Department of the espial to man
age the great crowds that are certa n to
assemble there. Chief of Detectives O'Shea
of this city received a letter from Wash
ington preferring such a request and will
send several of bis best n.en, who are
familiar with the crooks who infest this
part of the country.
The authorities at tbe Capitol believe
that criminal characters from all over the
country will flock to that city, thinking
that during the confusion Washington
will be a good field for thieving and
swindling. By massing the dniectives, re
cruited from all parts of the United States
at the capital, these characters can be
spotted and locked up. The authorities
at Washington will pay all tne expense-* of
the officers supplied, and intend to keep
them there a month or two, until all tbe
trouble is past.
H. AT. S. Pheasant Will Order Hunters
to Cease Work.
Victoria. B. C, April 26.— 1n connec
tion with carrying out the Bering sea
regulations, orders were received to-day at
Esquimau from the Admiralty to dispatch
H. M. S. Pheasant north immediately to
warn sealers to cease hunting on April
30. The captain of H. M. S. Hyacinth,
senior officer of tbe station, at once sent
a sealed order to Lieutenant Collander
Blair of the Pheasant, which left this after
What the orders were is not known, as
they will only be opened after the vessel
gets to sea. Tue Pheasant had only four
teen tous coal in her bunkers, but coal
was put aboard as rapidly as possible and
she carries provisions enough for two
months. She will first go to Westcoast,
warning vessels there, and then go north
in the wake of schooners and seals.
Captain G.urtin, agent ol the Marine and
Fisheries Department, received a telegram
from Sir Charles Hiubert Tupper that tbe
vessel vvas ordered out to warn sealers and
requesting him to notify all the parties in
H. M. S. Hyacinth was also ordered
to prepare for sea and to sail on Satu day
to form part of tbe patrol to keep pelttg c
sealers out of prohibited waters. Orders
to repair her have been rescinded.
A delegation of owners called upon Cap
tain May this morning and gave him in for
ma ion as to tbe present location of
schooners. It is believed many of them
are In tbe vicinity of Queen Charlotte
Islands. Owners will forward letters to
captaim directing them to cease sealing on
April 30 and clear for borne.
Captain May states that vessels caught
sealing after the 30th are liable to seizure.
H. M. S. Hyacinthe expets to getaway
from Comox on Tuesday or Wednesday
next, and then sails to join the patrol fl^et.
According to Collector Milne, including
small Indian vessels, there are twenty
three British Columbia sealers operating
on the coast, most of which will coin
home almost at once, very few attempting
to go into Bering Sea. Vessels now in
Japan seas are expected to return home
The Protest of the Southern Pacific
Chicago, April 26.— The Western pas
senger lines wer« in session t i-dav, conoid-
Ting the proposition recently imde by the
Burlington to run home-seekers' excur
sions to points in tlie West and Southwest,
at one fare for the round trip. No con
clusion was reached.
The Western lino^ were In high feather
to-day over the action taken by the trunk
;ini»B in New Turk in acceptine the re.
du' - ed rates mad** by them on emigran:
traffic to the Pacific Coast. The Southern
Pacific notified again the Western Hues
that It could, under no circumstances, ac
cept, the rates and that it had »o notinVi
the In:crßtaie Cominjssinn, but notwith
standing all this the Western line* wil
continue to held the rates in order. Tney
Miive come to the conclusion that they can
no longer ralv on the Union Pacific in
keeping rates and propose to proceed about
their own busmets and ignore that line ad
iar as they possibly can.
President Hill Sends His
His Employes Demand the Former
The Contest Will Be Waged to the
Bitter End, and There Will
Be Bloodshed.
St. Patii,, April 27.— A1l efforts for a
peaceful settlement of the Great Northern
strike have been declared off, and the
cormany and the American Railway
Union have begun to test their strength.
The fact tbat the Great Nun hern system
runs through considerable new country
where no other means of travel is to be
had, and that a somewhat rough element
controls affairs, is believed to have been
the principal cause for the company's
action in not heretofore putting on new
The result in that section when the road
begins to run its trains with new men will
be that there will btt war to the knife, and
blood, perhaps, with it. The company
started the first freight train in two weeks
to-day, and tbe battle may be said to have
just begun. Deputies will be sent out on
all trains. Late this afternoon the strikers
sent a brief communication to President
Hill unconditionally rejecting his proposal
for arbitration and renewing their demand
for the old schedules, and giving him to
understand that this is their ultimatum.
Mr. Hill sent a reply to the men to-night,
in which he says the action-of the men
ends all conferences and negotiations as
far as he is concerned, and he will no
Inneer recognize the American Railway
Union, and will proceed to operate ihe
Great Northern road without regard to
that organization.
Salt Lake. April 23.— A special to the
Tribune from Helena sayn: News of the
ultimatum ot President Hill of tbe Great
Northern road was a surprise tc the
strikers in this city. It is conceded that
the greatest struggle between the men and
the raiiroßd will oe on the Montana Cen
tral from Great Falls to Butte. Director
Ilmian of the strikers says Mr. Hill should
understand that the conditions under
which the men will return to work are
that the company restore all wages and
schedules in existence prior to tbe first one
made in 1893.
The .Situation in Illinois Is Growing
Very Serious.
Springfield, 111., April 26.— Actinz
Governor Gill at 10 o'clock to-night re
ceived the following telegram from Sheriff
Lensen of Marshal County, sent from
Three thousand strikers from Spring "Valley,
La Salle ana I'eru are here. I anticipate
trouble and possibly bloodshed. FeeliDg un
able to meet them, 1 respectfully call on you
for five or six full companies of miilna. Send
them from Chicago or Joiiet. We will have a
special train waiting for them at 'this point.
Try to get them here, by 3 o'clock If possible.
Answer quick.
Governor Gill telegraphed at once that
he did not think he was warranted in call
ing out the militia, as be understood tlie
miners were not armed and not likely to be ri
otous but that he wnuld lenve tv-night for
the anticipated trouble and personally look
into the matter. He left on tbe midnight
train accompanied by Assistant Adjutant-
General Boylp. Adjutant-General Oren
dorf was notified at Kansas Citj, Mo.
State President Crawford, who also left
at midnight for Toluca, has received a
telegram from S'reator to proceed to T"
luca and drive the miners there from the
The State Miners' conference adjourned
to-day, after passing resolutions pledging
all delegate* to work for the success of
the miners' strike: to prevent, if possible,
any miners from going to work, and to
protect the lives and property of all dur
ing the present strike.
A' 11:30 o'clock to-night Acting Gov
ernor Gill received another dispatch from
Sheriff Lenta of Marshall County, urging
that the presence of the militia in Tolucx is
absolutely necessary to protect the miners
at Toluca a»d the property of the company.
Spring Valley. 111., April 26.— This
afternoon a new Industrial Army started
on the march, and before it reaches its
destination the outlook is that it will be
larger than all the Commonweal and In
(lUHtrlals of Coxey and Kelly put together.
A big army of miners left here this after
noon for Toluca, Charles Devlin's new
mining town, where some 500 men are
working in the mines. Nearly 2000 meu
moved from this city and otl;er mines
Lad sent a delegation of 500. Several
wagons were filled with food, the contri
butions of business men. Fred Enowles
is commander-in-chief of tbe forces. He
issued an order tn the effect that no o c
would be allowed to carry arms. The
Sheriff ol" Marshal County, with fifty dep
uties, is at Toluca awaiting tbe Spring
VaD^y army.
Peru, 111., April 26.— Fully 600 miners
left here this afternoon for Toluca. They
will be joined by otner* on he way, and
will march to To'uca 3000 strong.
ToLUCA, 111., Airil 26.— A consignment
of guns aid cartridges has been received
here by mining nperaors. There are be
lieved to be n"t less than 200 guns and 4000
or 5000 cartridges. This equipment was
placed in the hands of deputies sworn in
by the Sheriff.
Peoria, 111.. April 26.— Several hundred
miners along the Peoria and Warsaw Rai
way «re now on strifce.
Brazil, Ind.. April 26.— 1t Is apparent
now that the miners of the block coal
|»!da of Indiana will Join the general
strike in the other coal-producing States.
The bituminous miners havf formed mobs
tn induce them to come nut and as a result
Crawford mines Nos. 4 and 5 closed ;o-dav
•nd the men of Nos. 2, 3 and 4 of the
Biazil Blo«k Company went out to-nigbt.
Several others ware visited, and |i is MM
thrre will not be a iiinein the whole blocfc
di«triet in operation m-morrow.
1 ERRE lIAUTE. Ind., April 26.— The
block coal in ii; era at Coal Bluff have been
induced to quit work, and it is believed the
entire Indiana field will yet be induced o
Columbus. Ohio. April 26.— President
Mcßritie ot tbe Coal-miners' Association
tn-daj received by mail from P nnsylvnia
a Bu«picinus looking package which he
gave to the police. There was evidence of
powder and underneath a pasted paper,
with some substance sui posed to be ex
plosive. The police threw the package
int > the liver without examining It.
Connellsville. Pa., April 26— More
than two-thirds of 'he plants in the coke
region are closed. A mob which surged
throuah Mount Pleasant branch yesterday
and last night accomplished the object of
forcing the men out.
Clearfied. Pa., April 26.— An army of
not less than 10,000 men is idle here In con
nection with the miners' strike.
Charleston, W. Va., April 26. — The
miners of the Ka- awha dUtrict struck to
day anl it i« expected others wll follow.
Richmond, Mo., April 20.— 1n a mass
meeting 1000 miners employed In this sec
tion decided to obey the order of the
U ited Mine-workers' Association and
Weir City, Kans., April 26.— L. W.
Johns, general superintendent of the Ten
nessee Cohl, Iron and Railway Company
of Birmingham, Ala., ha* secured 200 negro
miners to go into the Birmingham mines
in place ot the strikers.
There was no violence, but the workmen
were so badly frightened that many fled.
Women and children were tbrrorized and
scores spent tbe night on the hills above
the works. Several operaiors are prepar
ing to resume with no '-union men, and
have askfd the Sheriff for protection.
Chicago, April 2(5. — The general execu
tive board of the Knights of Labor is in
session reviewing the work of Secret ry
Hayes' office for the month past. The
strike of miners and the Great Northern
strike were approved and the help of the
Knights was pledged.
Waiting for the Approach of the
Army of Miners.
Toluca, 111., April 27.— The little village
of Toluca is wide awake this (Friday)
morning. An army of nearly|s4oo coal
miners from Spring Valley, La Salle,
Peru and Oglesby have gone into
camp at 1 A. M. four and half
miles north of this place. The army was
accompanied by seven brass bands and
sevrn commissary wairons, the contribu
tions of the business men of Spring Valley
and vicinity. Food was distributed to the
army at this place and a riot almost en
sued amonc the men. The throngs climbed
on the wagons and those who had charge
of the distribution had great difficulty in
managing the hungry miners.
An ord<-r to march will be given at 4
A. M. The ordpr when they reach Toluca
at 6 o'clock h t<> call a mass-meeting lm
: ined ately and try to use moral suasi >n on
the Toluca miners to quit and bulo the
Commander Knowles Immediately on
arrival of his ui'-n will interview Mayor
Twist and endeavor to get him to close the
saloons, as it is feared if some of the men
get liquor serious dainaee will result.
At Toluca the situation is regarded as
serious and, anticipating trouble, Uiecnal
company ordering the mines shut down
yesterday afternoon, but it is thought after
the coal-miners' army leaves and the men
am willing to go to work they will open
No Doubt About the British
Designs on Samoa.
The New Australian Cable Landing
Must Be Protected by the
English Flag.
London, April 26.— The movement look
ing to a British protectorate over tbe
Samoan Islands is no longer disguised.
To all appearances a secret understßtidi' g
exists between Great Britain wild Ger
many, which includes also tbe United
States. A person in high authority here,
questioned by a reporter of the A*soci
ated Press regarding tbe attitude of Eng
land and Germany on the attempt being
made by New Zealand to assume adminis
tration of the SamoHP Islands, stated to
day fiat the protectorate movement upon
the part of Great Britain was progressing
with the sanction of the United States
Government, which is represented as
caring nothing as to who manages Samoa
as long as the rights of the United States
under the Berlin treaty are continued.
Color is eiven to the assertion by United
States Embassador Thomas F. Bayard,
who, in an interview to-rtav, said of Sir
John Thurston, Governor of the Fiji Isl
ands and the British commissioner for the
Western Pacific: "The presence and coun
sels of men of such ability would, in my
opinion, offer a happy solution to tbe pres
ent difficulties."
Mr. Bayard added at the same time that
be had received no Information on the sub
ject f n m his Government, either in regard
to any i resent negotiations between the
United States, Great Britain and Ger
many, or in reierence to an impending
conlerence of the three powers interested
in the Samnan Islands.
A gentleman who has just returned from
Samoa, and who is the oldest British resi
dent there as well as the owner of the har
bor of Pango-Pango, in an interview this
afternoon confirmed the report that the
British projector a protectorate over the
Samoan Inlands was iiupendiug. He also
asserted thiit the United States would not
object to {this action en the part of Great
Berlin, April 26.— The National Zei
tutig, i robably r. fl ct ng the opinion of
the German Government, advi«es the
United States to leave the protectorate of
the Samoan Islands to Germany, under a
treaty giving tie United States a coaling
station. It adds: Under no consideration
could Germany withdraw from the posi
tion si c occuiies in regard to Samoa.
Melbourne;. Victoria* April 2G— Ad
vices ironi the Sanioan Islaodfl, dated;
April 19, , *ay ther» has been n<> further
oiubreaK of the native,*. The Aana na
tives, however, ■ still decline 1 to give up
their arm* la accordance. with the agree
men t (arrived ,'at ! between ." them s »nd f the
' foreign S Cooßiil', T.who have been acting as
mediators. • They are mill cininilne to aD
ilireb«iid an at a<k. A representative I nfj
the J French Government »t Samoa," on be
half of v. the French • mission,;, has ..filed |n]
claim ;rorl<laiiiiieev>claiui!nkith{v French
s"iionls and other property "f the mission 1
were destroyed by v Government troops;
durlne the recent outi»r«at. .
Soldiers of the South
The Largest Gathering of the
Kind Ever Held,
Beautiful Women of the South Ap
pear in Tableaux of the
Birmingham. Ala., April 26.— The Ex-
Confederaie Wurman was crowded 10 g
before the convention began. Mayor
Utiderwood announced that $1827 had
been received for the Confederate ceme
tery at Chicago by yesterday's contribu
tions. Rosters for the dead and Johnsons
I«land and Chicago were distributed by
General Underwood. A one-legged Con
federate sta ed that his life had been saved
on the battefielrt by a Federal soldier and
askel that the soldier be escorted to the
stand and it was don 6. The Federal sol
dier was Major J. C. Milstead of the
Eighth Infantry of West Virginia. He
made a few remarks, with ringing cheers
to greet him. By motion of General Under
wood a rising vote of thanks and a rebel
yell were accorded Major Milstead.
William Cabell submitted his report as
chairman of the Jeff Davis monument
fund, stating that 81331 h>d been raised.
This monument" is to be erected at Rich
mond. General W. A. Jackson of Tennes
see took tha stand and introduced General
Miller. Federal commander of the Alabama
G. A. R. General Miller made a short
speech complimentary to Gsneial John
B. Gordon for his clnvalry in saving the
life of General F'ancis C. Barlow,
of the Federal Army July 30. 1803, at
Gettysburg. He presented to General
Gordon a cane cut on Barlow's Hill at
Gettysburg as a momento of his kindness
to General Barlow. General Miller's
speech was felicitious. He characterized
General Gordon as the typical American
soldier, and ringing cheers shook the air.
The Veterans gave ihe Federal soldiers a
long round of applause. General Gordon
responded with the eloquence and taste
for which he is noted.
The following officers were unanimously
elected: Commander-in-chief, General
John B. Gordon of Georgia, re-elected;
deputy commander of the army of North
er n Virginia, General Fitzhugh Lee "f
Virginia; deputy ci mmander of the army
of Tennessee, Stephen D Lee of Clarks
villo, Term. ; commander of the Trans
niississipi I Dei artment, General W. T.
Cabill, Dallas, Tex.; general second in
command. General W. H, Jackson of Ten
nessee. Houston, Tex., was selected as
the next place of meeting.
But the moat beautiful and interesting
feature of the evening was a series of tab
leaux, in which each Confederate State
was represented by its most beautiful un
married women. These young women
were selected by a competent judicial com
mittee, and are represented t« be real
Soul hern beauties. Virginia was repre
sented by Mi«s Lizzie Clark of Newport
News; Maryland, Miss Montague of
Washington; North Carolina, Miss Kate
Cantvre.ll of Wilmington; South Carolina,
Miss Adele Irvine H<yne of Greenville;
Georgia, Miss M<Dou2al of Columbus;
Tennessee. Miss Adel> MeMurray i»i Nash
ville; Kentucky, Miss Elenora Graves of
Lexing'oo; Missouri, Miss Katherlne
Turner of Columbia; - Arkansas, Miss
Lillle McGee of Van Buren; Texas, Miss
M rv M. 15 nks of Houston; Louisiana,
Miss Addi" Vinson of Shreveort; Flor
ida, Mis-* E izibeth Pasco of Monticello;
Ala(tam:<, Mhs Carrie Toney Cochrane of
En fan a; Mississippi, Miss Lizzie Mitchell
of J.ickson.
These young ladies each represented a
Confederate State in a series of scenes, as
1. The States appear on the stage of the
"Winnie Davis Wigwam," socially con
-B'ructed for this occasion. Each young
lady held a banner, on which Is worked the
cnat-of-arnis of her State. The time is the
fall of 1860. iind the States are excited
over the election news, when a messenger
comes with the announcement that Lincoln
has been elected President. Thereupon
s utli Carolina steps to the front
of the stage, declaring that she will re
si-i. The other States show alarm and
are in do b what to do, when Mississippi
steps to South Carolina's side, followed
by Florida, and after that Alabama. Then
the other States ndvance in the order of
their secession. When ail are coma to the
fr<>nt the States group themselves about
Virginia and the curtain falls to the tune
of "Dixie."
2. (Time, after Gettysburg:)— young
laities are seen, dresieil in black, kn.ttiug
and working for the soldiers.
3. (Tune, after the war)— Now the beau
John rialifix, /4^^X Whittler,
Robt. £llsmere,/g.^^J^\ Longfellow,
Lorna Domic. wf*»iMS m ; Bryant.
IN DARKEST \r^t-/»J^/ 250 other choice
ENGLAND. N^/*?^ selections.
tw»s representing Maryland, Missouri and
Kentucky appear in Greek costumes. The
tableau is "The Solid South." It concludes
with a representation • f the blue and the
gray clasping arms about, with a "Colum
bia" statue above the legend "United
We Stand."
Nicaragua Trying to Keep Faith With
New York, April 26 —The World's San
Salv dor dispatch says: The Government
of Nicaragua is trying to keep on good
terms with both America and England in
the Mosquito Reservation matter, and at
the same time is trying to sell that terri
tory to the English, according to advices
received here purporting to give current
belief there. That Nicaragua i« in dire
financial straits is reported from official
sources. The entire coast seems to be the
scene ol con'i ual disturbances and the
troops refuse to marcii unless paid.
The Tariff on Sugar Will Be Mate-
rially increased.
Washington, April 26.— An important
meeting oi ihe Democratic members of the
Senate Finance Committee w^s held to
day. Secretary Carlisle submitted some
sueaestions from the President, and It is
believed that some material changes in the
tariff echedules were agreed npou. There
is no room for doubt that the committee
agreed upon a policy, bnt all the parties
to the conference are very reticent
It is fenownjthat the income tax bill has
bpoa altered so as not to discriminate
against persons who derive an income from
incorporations or business partnerships.
Other changes have also been made which
it is believed will satisfy irq opponents.
The 'arlff on raw sugar will pn bably
Bland about as at present (one cent), but
with an additional five-tenths as a conces
sion to the refiners. Another report from
a reliable source says an ad valorem duty
will be adopted, but whether specific or
ad valorem, the duty on sugar will be in
creased materially.
Secretary Carlisle U in sympathy with
the efforts of the committee to obtain a bill
that will surely pass by a party vote, and
there is g oil reason for believing the
movement bas the sanction of the Presi
Father Corbett Is Meld.
Nebraska City, April 26. — Father
Corbett, the Palmyra (Nnbr.) priest who
has been having trouble with the Bishop,
and who held services contrary to the
order of the court, wa9 held in Platts
nioutb for contempt of oonrt to-day. A
continuance was allowed until next Mon
day and then sentence will be suspended.
It is thought an appeal will be taken to
the Supreme Court.
Nothing for San Pedro.
Washington, April 26. — California
Representatives in Congress say Congress
wi I certainly appropriate no money for a
deep harhor at either San Pedro or Santa
Monica, with the exception of the 540.000
now in the Bouse bill for the deepening
of San P<*dm.
no matter how slight warns you, and
every one who sees it, that your
blood isn't pure. If you're wise,
you'll heed the warning. You'll
look about for a remedy.
And this is what you'll find:
plenty of medicines advertised to
purify the blood, but just one that's
guaranteed — and that is Dr. Pierce'a
Golden Medical Discovery.
It's a medicine that does what ia
promised for it — that's the reason.
It rouses every organ into healthy
action, purifies and enriches the
blood, and through it cleanses and
renews the entire system. All
Blood, Skin and Scalp Diseases, from
a common eruption to the worst
Scrofula are cured by it. For Tet-
ter, Salt-rheum, Eczema, Erysipelas,
Boils, Carbuncles, Enlarged Glands,
Tumors, and Swellings, it's an un«
equaled remedy.
If it doesn't benefit or cure, in
every case, you have your money
back. You pay only for the good
you get.

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