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Picturesque California
An Engine Captured
and Retaken.
The Army Hauled Back
to Portland.
Oregon Industrials Have a Suc
cession of Misfortunes.
But They Ride a Hundred Miles
Toward Washington With a
Stolen Locomotive.
Portland, Or., April 28.— The Indus
trial Army, uurubering about 500 men,
which has been camped at Troutdale, eicht
miles enst of here, for the past three days,
captured a Union Pacific train at 9:45 this
morning and started on its journey to
Washington. The train was a west
bound special, bearing General Manager
Dickinson, Assistant General Superin
tendent Baxter and party of tbe Union
The Industrials were expecting tbe train
and were ready to act. Immediately upon
arriving at the station the Commonwealers
by a concerted movement took possession
of tbe engine and in a few moments bad
run the coaches on a switch, detached the
locomotive, deposed the engineer and fire
man, installed their own engineer and
lircinan, and within ten minutes had
coupled to the freight train which they
captured last night and pulled out east
ward, with the army comfortably settled
in the frelehtcars. At Bridal Veil the
Union Pac fie engineer, who was taken
along, was placed in charge of the engine
United States Marshal Grady, who spent
last uight at Troutdale, immediately wired
Brigadier-General Otis at Vancouver to
furnish troops to assist him in arre-tin?
the Commonwealers. The Union Pacific
officials were at once notified and General
Attorney Cotton went before United
States District Judge Bellii ger and pro
cured a warrant for the arrest of General
S<-heffler and all members of the Industrial
Army for the violation, of the restraining
order issued a few days njco. Two engines
were then sent to Troutdale. One of i
them was turned over to Marshal Grady, !
who witt tne warrant ,ST rted in pursuit
of lh« Commonwealers. The other engine
brought General Manager Dickinson'*
special train to this city. All trains on
tne road were ordered sidetracked and
gave tbe Commouwealers tne right of
Tbe captured train ran slowly to Bridal
Veil, where a stop was made and engineers
changed. From this point the Common
wealers cent a telegram to the chief train
dispatcher of the Union Pacific, saying
they would cheerfully taKe care of all
lreal freight business for tbe company
along the line if so desired.
When Brigadier-General Otis received
the message calling for troops he at once
wired an order to Fort Walla Walla to
Colonel Compton to intercept the train at
Umatilla Junction. A special train loft
Walla Walla at 2 p. U. with 122 men of
the Fourth Cavalry, uuder Colonel Charles
E. Compton. Officers with the command
were Captain W. E. Wilder. Car tain J.
IL Richards, Lieutenant James Lockett,
Adjutant George E. Cress and Lieutenant I
Gordon Voorhies. Tbe command had ten
days' rations, ample camp equipage and
% unlimited am m unit ion.
Tbe troops reached Umatilla at 4:10, and
as the Industrials had not yet arrived, left
at 4:30 for Willows. At Umatilla. H. C.
Mpans, Deputy United State? Marshal,
boarded the train. The troops were in
structed to capture tbe Commonwealers
without bloodshed if possible, anl to await
the coming of Marshal Grady for further
orders. Their orders were not to fire
first, and if necessary to fire and shoot
to kill.
The command was accompanied from
Walla Walla by X. J. O'Brien, division
superintendent Union Pacific; M. J. Bis
eell, local agent; W. D. Tyler, president
of the Washington and Columbia River
road, and P. B. Johnson of the Walla
Walla Union.
But the Industrials with their stolen
train were only approaching certain cap
ture as they sped eastward, and finally
came to grief at Arlington, Or., a small
town about 120 miles from Portland, at
6:30 o'clock to-night
Tne train carrying the United States
troops from Walla Walla, under Colonel
Compton, arrived at Arlington at 5:55
P. M. The railroad company had already
placed a heavy freight train on the side
track and the special train with the troops
remained on ihe main line, thus effectually
blocking the road, making it impossible
for the approaching Industrials to pas 9.
Danger signals were put out and were ob
served by the Industrial train, which ar
rived shortly afterward. The Industrials
appreciated iheir position at a glance and
Burreud>reti without offering any resist
A few minutes later Marshal Grady, who
had oeen following closely in the rear of
the stolen train, arrived and assumed the
direction of affair?. The train which the
Industrials seized at Troutdale contained
several cars cf local merchanaise. The
army permitted the train crew to unload
this freight at different points and even
assisted tbein. At The Dalles, where
they took on coal and water, they tried t 0 !
proceed with their own engineer, but he j
coald not handle the train, and Engineer
Barrett was again placed in charge.
General Manager Dickinson and Assist
ant General Superintendent Baxter ar
rived here this afternoon on a special
train. Mr. Baxter gave the following ac
count of the capture ot their train at
"At The Dalles this mornlne we had an
Intimation that a crowd of men were
awaiting our special train to capture our
engine, so we sent tbe four ladies of our
party ahead on the regular oasseneer
train so they would not be subjected to
The Morning Call.
siny inconvenience should such arise. We
started from tbe Cascade L'>cks at 8 o'clock
and when we reached Troutdale there
were 500 or 6 0 men awaiting us. They
made a rush for us, sidetracking our rar,
and confiscated the engine. Marshal Grady
and several deputes were present; but it
was useless to make a protest, as the num
bers were too great for us.
"Our engine was hurriedly coupled to
the boxcar* on the track and the crowd
started East on a wild rush, reeardless of
any trains they might encounter. They
put their own engineer on the locomotive,
and it was just possible ihat lives might
be lost by tills wild train running into
Others coming from Rn opposite direction.
Vie at once wired to the United S;ates
Attorney-General at Washicaton, who in
lormed us in reply that troops would be
sent in pursuit of these men.
"When the stolen train reached Cascade
Locks the leader of the army kindly in
formed tha company by telegraph that
they were handling all way business. The
Union Pac:fic at once sidetracked all Its
trains and left the road open for the tramp
"Governor Pennoyer, who Is at Ashland
to-day, where be opened the campaign tor
the Populist party, refused to call upon
the militia or tbe United States troops to
arrest the common wealers."
Arlington, Or., April 28.— The Com
monweal Aruiy that stole the Union
Pacific train at Troutdale was stopped
here at 6:40 this afternoon by two tr^ois
of tbe Fourth Cavalry, U. S. A., from
Walla Walla k> command of Colonel
Compton. The train bearing the troons
arrived at 5:20. As soon as tbe train
stopped the troops wer« erdered out of the
cars and marched down the track a quarter
of a mile to the end of the lower switcli,
where tiiey were posted, a part behind the
train of cars on a side track and the re
uiairrW behind rocks and sand dunes. '
A flagman went down the track and
placed torpedoes at intervals. About 6
o'clock the steam of the approaching train
was seen at a point fi.ur miles away, and
the snout went up "Here she comes!" As
the train came up the engineer shut off
steam a moment, and it was expected the
army would not run Into the trap. But
in a moment a white cloud rose from the
smokestack and then tbe whistle for the
station sounded.
As they came nearer flags were seen
waving from tbe top of the engine-cab. In
a moment the red flag was wildly waved
by the flagman and tbe engineer answered
wiih a short blast of the whistle. Then tbe
torpedoes exploded in succession, and, as
the train slowed down, tbe cavalry rushed
from their hiding place and there was an
ominous cocking of gunlocks. A sergeant
»nr! three men with loaded arms boarded
the engine and Engineer Oilie Barrett
gladly gave them charge of it.
As the soldiers boarded the engine half
a dozen of the Industrials jumped from it
with amazing rapidity. At tbe open side
doors of the eleven boxcars the heads of
numbers of the Industrial Array were visi
ble. Xot a man was allowed to leave tbe
cars, boon tbe soldiers clambered on tbe
roofs of the cars sod tha captured train
I was slowly pulled into tbe station. As it
j uassed the crowd* oi euizeus tne loans
trials repeatedly cheered.
Arriving at the station the soldiers
guarded their prisoners until Marshal
Grady arrived at 6:30 on a special from
Portland. Marshal Gradv and Colonel
Comcton held a short conference, then the
Industrials in the caboose were ordered
out and it was searched. Marshal Grady
picked out three of its occupants as the
ringleaders and ordered them back Into
the caboose with a cavalryman at each
The Industrials were ordered out of the
cars, stood in line and searched by the
cavalrymen. Other cavalrymen searched
the cars. Three revolvers and a miscel
laneous collection of butcher knives,
razors and shears was found and confis
cated. After being searched tbe men
were sent back into the cars and cavalry
men put on guard.
An attempt was made to interview tbe
rlngleaaers, but tney refused to talk, be
yond cursing the press. One short, thick
set, dark-complexioned man with a heavy
black mustache, whom Marshal Grady de
clared to be General Schefflnr, did talk
enough to admit that they were bound to
Washington to petition President Cleve
land as American citizens, but he refused
to say what they would petiion for.
They were disgusted when told they
were to be taken back to Portland to-night
under escort of the cavalry. Most of the
men wore green cards on which Is printed
the letter of their company; a few had bits
of red. white and blue ribbon. On a bit
of a board tacked on the side of a car
was written "U. S. 1. A., Fifth Regimen',
Company F." On anotner car was tacked
a clo'h bearing the inscription "Success to
the Industrial Army." The entire outfit
left Arlington for Portland at 10 o'clock,
escorted by the Fourth Cavalry.
Engineer Barrett says the men did not
threaten him or present guns, but insisted
that he should pull their train, telling him
they would treat him like a man. At Ar
lington they were given water, but they
travel on empty stomachs to Portland.
Tacoma., Wash., April 28. — Geueral
"Jumbo-" Cantwell and his Army of the
Commonweal, to the number of about 300,
marched out of the city to-day in a driz
zling rain and are now encamped at
Puyallup, ten miles away, with the Seattle
army. Sympathizers marched with the
crowd to the city limits. "Jumbo" marched
at the head of the procession with bis two
lieutenants and his big St. Bernard dog.
A boy carried a handsome flag at the head
of trie column. Five large wagons, loaded
with commissary stores, were features of
the parade.
A large crowd watched tbe departure of
the industrials but there was little en
thusiasm, the rain putting au effectual
damper on the spirits of everybody. A
collection was taken up in the crowd and
swelled the fund the army now has on
hand to nearly S2OOO. On the outskirts of
the town about 100 of the Coxeyites
boarded, the wagou«. The remainder
tramppd through the mud.
At Puyallup a hearty reception was
tendered the Tacoma contingent by the
650 Industrials from Seattle, who had ar
rived early in the afternoon, and were in
i camp at the unfinished Park Hotel. A
ratification meeting was held and a num
ber of speeches made. Jumbo promptly
placed himself at the bead of tbe two con
tingents and is looked upon, as he ex
presses it, as "do main gny of de hull
To-night he returned to the city by train
and made a spereh to the army nuxiliary,
which was organized during the evening.
It is expected on attempt will be made to
capture a train. Every train that passes
through Puyallup carries an armed guard
of deputy marshals. Marshal Drake went
to I uyallup this afternoon. He has about
100 deputies concentrated there. Some of
them are armed with Winchesters, ami nil
with revolvers. No overt tct has yet been
attempted at PuvaHup.
A request was made on Manager Zim
merman of the Pacific Packing Company
at Puyallup far meat. No threats were
made, but tbe tone of the request led Mr.
Zimmerman to believe it would be healthy
for him to do as reques'ed. He accord
ingly donated 1000 oouuds of meat on con
dition the army does not trespass on bis
Walla Walla, Wash., April 28.— F.
C. Wallace, formerly of Seattle, and lately
discharged from a position as guard at the
penitentiary here, has orgauized a com
pany of forty men into an industrial
army. .
Sacramknto, April 28.— Tbe San Fran
cisco and Oakland Industrial Army
tramred to-day from beyond Courtland to
Richland, fifteen miles south of Sacra
mento. Their road lies along the river
bank all tbe way, lined with orchards, in
which tbe cherries are now ripening. The
army went into camp In Gammon's large
warehouse on the bank of tbe river, when*
the men will pass the night. Sheriff
O'Xeil is at Courtland. near by, and will
remain there to-night. Telephonic re
ports from Courtland and from Senator
Johnson, neaj whose residence the men
«re camped, are to the effect that the tour
ists number nearly 1200, and so far have
conducted themselves quietly and peace
The Sheriff expected to swear in a num
ber of deputes alnug tha river, but has
not found it necessary to do so. Just
what may occur when the army reaches
the city is hard to tell. The men "vill
probably be ignored, but If they commit
any breach of the law tbe < facials will act
promptly. The probability is they will
not be permitted to camp on any of the
State property, and there are no unoccu
pied buildings large enough elsewhere to
accommodate them. There is plenty of
open country just outside the city limits,
Coxey and His Army to Arrive in
Brightwood This Evening.
Gatheksbuk», Md., April 28.— Coxey's
Commonweulnrs slept last night with little
shelter. Their breakfast was hardtack
and coffee. Since Tborsdayihe men have
eaten naught save hard crackers and much
grumbling is heard.
"We rely upon the public to support
this movement," said Coxev. "If the en
terprise is not maintained by the people,
in whose interest it is, then it must fail.
Within two or three days a proclamation
will be issued presenting the situation and
calling for help. We intend Dot to stop
insistence upon action by Congress in be
half of the unemployed."
Coxey regards the talk ot interference
as absurd. The army is to be moved
Sunday morning to Brightwood Park,
Washington, where admission is to be
chargtd to all visitors. The receipts are
to go toward maintaining the camp. In
the absence of the chief and Carl Browne,
who went In advance to Rocftville,
Coxey's son Jess» l« in comntsi o| his
Hrwy to-day. The day's journey is only
five miles to Rockville.
Rockville, Md., April 28.— The Quaker
crowd greeted with three cheers the
arrival of the original Coxeyites this after
uood. Then tbe Jones coutingent stepped
in and Die entire column moved into the
town. Nothing had been seen of Un
known Smith and bis contingent until
suddenly there came a sound of hissing.
Marshal Browne was just then passing
and the hissing was for him, and it came
from a dozen of spokesmen. Browne
turned in bis saddle and glanced at the
men hissing him, but the instant he recog
nized them he put his face straight ahead
and gave no further heed.
"We want to go into Coxey's army."
shouted one of the disaffected ones, as
Coxey rode past Browne led the united
forces to a pretty slope, and while yet
mounted he addressed them thus:
"We are now united with the first com
mune of our brothers, and I want to give
you a fair w ruing. You must conduct
yourselves with caution, for officers will
run you in on the slightest pretext. It
would be too bad if, after all the priva
tions you have suffered, any one of you
should lose the greatest honor ever en
j >yed by a citizen, and that is to march up
Pennsylvania avenue ou tbe first day ot
May to assert your rights as American
freemen. You are now dismissed for the
During the afternoon "Unknown" Smith
marched Ms men over the fair grounds and
went through a break In the fence, They
were stopped by Oklahoma Sum, and told
to get out. which they did. Then Smith
•ought out Browne in his tent, but was re
pulsed and ordered off the premises. The
Coxeyites yelled. "You are a traitor;"
"Chuck him out," and Smith thereupon
relinquished his project of camping with
the main body.
The regular start for Brightwood will be
made at 6 o'clock to-morrow morning, and
they expect to be there before noon. C»xey
has received from Alfred Love, president,
and Charles K. Kaiser, vice-president of
the Universal Peace Union in Philadel
phia, a letter expressing sympathy with
the movement, but urging great care to be
taken to i reserve the peace.
New London, Conn., April 28.— The
Swift contingent of the Coxey army left
Westerly this morning twenty-five strong.
The army was arrested last night, as has
been reported. They entered the city at 8
o'clock in a drizzling rain and went to the
Knietitß of Labor Hall. Mayor Bentley
notified the Captain of Police to treat the
Industrials as well as though they came in
parlor cars.
Cincinnati. April 28.— A Commercial
Gazette special from Ma«sillon says: The
wife of General Coxey and her son,
"Legal Tender," left to-night for Wash
ington, and will jnin the army at Rock
ville. Md. It is understood that Mrs.
Coxey, with her baby in her arms, will
lead the procession up Pennsylvania ave
nue to the Capitol next Tuesday.
General Galvin and His Army Forced
to Evacuate Their Train.
Columbus, Ohio, April 28.— Governor
McKmley to-day ordered Companies A, B
and C of the Fourteenth Regiment, Ohio
National Guard, Ci>lonel Coit commanding,
to proceed at once io Mount Sterling to
clear the Baltimore and Ohio tram of Gal
vin's Coxeyiie*. The Governor's act is
based on the fact that S. P. Peabody,
general agent, and Superintendent Gra
ham of tbe Baltimore aud O)>io Railroad
«aid that they had not been able to get a
freight train through Mount Sterliog for
two days, and the Sheriff of Madison
County, with one company of the Four
teenth Regiment at his disposal under tbe
law, refused to act. , At 11:55 a. m. Adju
tant-General Howe and Attorney-General
Richards arrived at Mount Sterling, and
after a conference with them Scott Cheno
with, Sheriff, ordered the men off the
train. Attorney-General Richards said to
them': "If you refuse to get off the train
the State ol Ohio will compel you to
do so." ,
"Men, I have no control over you," said
Galvin, "you must act on your own judg
ment in this matter. i£v«ry man must act
fur himself individually, but 1 would ad
vise you to obey the order of the Sheriff."
Not a word came from the men. The
Sheriff then asked for the assistance of
the military.
"I don't see the necessity for all this
trouble," continued Galvin. "All the men
want is a ride on that train. They do not
expect to do anybody or anything any In
jury." ;'.. ■
The troops arrived at 12:10 p. m., and as
soon ras they had formed Sheriff; Chenb
with handed Colonel Coit a paper, direct
ing : him to make use of the military in
clearing the train. .'
* Any person," said the paper, "who re
sists you will arrest: aud hold, subject to
further orders, i'ou will then guard the
train and railroad property at this pom t
until further orders."
"Your l commanding officers have sur
rendered, and now ; in the name of the
State of Ohio, I order you to leave," said
Colonel Colt, addressing the Industrials.
"I notify you I will give you three minutes
to get off the train, and, if ■ yi.u do not do
so. I shall use force, as I am authorized to
do." ' ( :.,■'".",./
As he spoks be drew out his watch to
count the minutes. He then started down
the train and repeated his* order, when
was taken up by General Howe and other
officers. Several, of the Galviuites yelled
''We surrender," and began to get down,
but the mass of • the men frowned and
shook their beads. In lie meantime the
Gatling guns were placed so as to sweep
the top of the long string of cars. Com
panies A, 8 and C- were fat the head.
There was hesitation on the part of the
Galvinites. The man holding the Ameri
can flag on the top of the forward car ex
claimed, "I'll stay here till the last."
General Howe extended the time, and
then Colonel Colt look Company A and
mounted ' the car. As* soon as ' the officer
reached tbe flag the flag-bearer said, "I am
a law-abiding citizen and will obey orders."
. He forthwith proceeded to climb down.
It was a signal, and others followed,
j In less than ten minutes from the lime
Colonel Coit gave his first order to the men
to vacate the ears in , three minutes,
the train, which had been standing on the
siding since 6 o'clock Friday morning, or
thirty-five hours, pulled out, -the besieged
engineer and conductor waving adieu to
the "hobos." .'*■'.* '■'■'..
Colonel Gulvin and his 200 men arrived
here at midnight from Mount Sterling on
the Baltimore and Ohio. They are quar
tered in the Trades Assembly, Hall.
Mount Sterling, Ohio.'April 28.— The
Calviu regiment of the Common
secured enough money from citizens to
pay for transportation and left at 1:20 to
night. The Fourteenth lieeiment went in
the same train. 1^ — "'.",'
< Indianapolis, April 28.— For a . time
last night it looked as if trouble would en
sue at the Courthouse, where General Fry,
with 5000 people, proposed to hold a meet
ing. ' Some were for breaking in the
doors, but after several pacific speeches
the army marched quie'ly back to the bar
racks and the crowd dispersed..
, IIiLLSBono, N. Dak., April 28.— John
Shuler, who keeps a meat market in this
place, surprised th« citizens last evening
by hancing out a sign staling that his
place was headquarters for recruits for
Coxey's army. Inside of three hours be
had seventy-five men on the roll. They
will start for Washington on Sunday
morning. .
Ptjeblo, Colo., April 28.— About 300
men attended the meeting of the Cnxey
movement called for to-night. Three
speeches were made, the first orator being
Attorney J. J. McFeeley; the next was
Professor Morris, a well-educated man.
His address % was a typical Populist speech.
Mr. Engles, a German Socialist, was the
third speaker. Some lengthy resolutions
were then adopted, after which the meet
ing adjourned until Wednesday, when an
organization Is to be formed.
Preparing to Give the Allied Armies
an Appropriate Reception.
. Washington, April 28.— Government
officials to-day received a number of tele
grams from United States court officials
and others in the Northwest of a very dis
quieting if not alarming nature. Lawless
bands of Coxeyites are concentrating
| along the Union Pacific in Oregon and
trouble seems imminent. On« mob cap
tured a train near Portland, and as Gov
ernor Perin oyer, on an appeal by officials
of the road, declined to interfere applica
tion was made for Government troops to
assist in maintaining the peace and exe
cuting Federal processes. . , ,{ .,
;, In North Dakota a similar condition ex
ists. A report from Devils Lake states
the strikers refused to allow trains carry
ing the United States mail to move, and
altogether the situation is becoming seri
ous, and to meet it the Government will
use every means within , its power. No
mob will be permitted to interfere with
the movement of mail trains, and the
United States troops will assist in serving
processes of the United States- courts in
the disturbed district:.' It the lawlessness
continues those engaged in it will be made
to feel the power of the Government in a
way that may not be relished.
General Schofield this afternoon sent an
address to Colonel Swain?, in command of
the Department of the Dakotas, and ■ Gen.
Otis at Vancouver Barracks,' in command
of the Department of the Columbia," to use
troops upon the ;? application of United
States Marshals in States along the line of
the Northern Pacific ;in executing , pro
cesses of the United States court. Special
orders have been sent .'to recapture the
train seized at Troutdale, now on the way
East. ,- ' V.. 'WSQB&E^*
The prisoners taken at Forsythe, Mont.,
will be escorted by the military to Helena,
where they ; will be kept \ under military
espionage until the conrts shall have dis
posed of their cases.
Washington, April 28.— Representative
By n urn received a ''; letter ■ from a Chicago
man, who signs '": ' himself Charles Nugent.
The writer says that he was formerly one
of Mr. Bynnm's constituents."
■■:•■ He tells Mr. Bynum that he had better
tell Grover Cleveland : : Sherman to
keep off the. streets while the Coxey Com-
on weal is in Washington. "The Chicago
contingent of the' army," lie continues, "is
coming supplied, 1 with dynamite for all
such plutocrats." .
Mr. Bynum does i not know whether to
be planned or treat the matter as a joke.
If Mr. Nugent is coming with any such ii -
tentions as involve the throwing of dyna
mite, or even has any concealed about hi* 1
person, be is likely to be spotted and in
cidentally locked up. The District police
and theGovernmentauthorltieH are taking
no chances and they calculate that a good
many such cranks a« Mr. Nugent seems to
be are sure to follow the army.
The city's police officers were in consu'
tation to-day preparing to receive the army
of the Commonweal. The statute-books
fairly bristle with municipal ordinance?,
many of which have not been enforced f'>r
years, but all of tbe obsolete ones will be
resurrected for the benefit of tbe visitors.
There are so many of them the Coxeyite
will be obliged to walk very circumspectly
indeed to avoid giving offense.
While the authorities are not yet certain
Coxey will encamp at Brlshtwood, they
are prepared to enforce tha law under
which he will be compelled to pay for a
license if he collects his cohorts within
th« inciosure and charges admission.
A foretaste of the policy to be pursued
was given to-day in the ease of two char
acters id Coxey's army, who had been cast
forth for drunkenness and had wandered
ahead to spy out the promised land, an<'.
were arrested for begging on the streets.
They were sent to the workhouse this
morning for sixty days.
Although tbe police are not informed
that Ccxey will pitch his tents in Bright
wood, that is the fact. An attache of the
general's came in this afternoon to formally
accept the tender of the grounds in behalf
of his chief. "Unknown" Smith has an
army of thirty men, which be says num
bers seventy-five, and which will camp »t
Chevy Chase, if its programme is followed,
hoping to bave a reconciliation with the
main army. Major Moore has issued to
the members of tne police force a general
order as follows:
"Your numbers will be increased tem
porarily, and it is expected members of the
augmented force will conduct themselves
with such discretion at all times as will
merit the approbation of tbe community
and will reflect credit npon the depart
"Pay special attention to the protection
of persons and property within the con
fines of your beat. Extend to strangers in
the city every courtesy. Suspicious and
idle persons caught lounging about public
places or institutions, begging on the
streets from door, should be dispersed or
"Do not use force in making an arrest
unless Absolutely neees*nry, and never
make a personal matter of an arrest. Keep
your beads clear and eyes open, and make
no distinction in persons in maintaining
the law. Tbe principle to be remembered
is tbe prevention of disorder and crime."
Kelly Makes One Last Attempt to
Reach Dcs Moines.
Stuart, lowa, April 28.— K^lly'a army
began its forced march to Dcs Moines to
day under smiling skies and with solid
columns, singing war 'songs. Tbe Sacra
mento malcontents straggled in during the
night nnill2!l ueo lLuoil up for rollcaJL ,
Tne citizens of Stuart were liberal in con
tributions and forty-one teams were fur
nisbed for tbe transportation of tbe men.
Dinner was served at Eartham, eleven
miles from Stuart. From Van Meter, after
supper, Kelly said lie would no tbe re
maining twenty miles to Dcs Moines wi'h
one or two short let-ups for rest, arriving
there Sunday.
At Eartnam Kelly became incensed and
announced that he would go no farther
on tbe wagons furnished. Committees
immediately began scouring the surround
ing country for more transportation and
succeeded in getting teams to send Kelly's
army forward.
Van Meter, lowa, April 28.— Kelly's
army started on tbe last stretch of its
forty-mile march to-night with the expec
tation of reaching Dcs Moines in the
morning. The army straggled into Van
Meter during the afternoon, some on
wagons, some on the roads mid others on
the railroad track. The men were werv
and footsore on the twenty-mile joarney
from S:uart, but were determined to go
ahead and urged Kelly to lead them on.
Camp was made in a grove half a mile
from town on Coon River.
The cool, clear water looked refreshing
and within fifteen minutes 500 men were
shouting and splasbiug in the stream.
After the swim supper was served and the
men rested for the. tedious tramp. Kelly
wired the Dcs Moines reception commit
tees to send out wagons to meet the army
during the night. He said he w ( uM make
the city by 3 o'clock in tbe morning and
thus give bis men time to re-t and pre
pare for the reception they expect to re
ceive from the laboring men there. The
night march was as interesting to the peo
ple along the route as it was wearying to
the men, and all nightlong little crowds
gathered to see the unique procession go
by. The Rock Island railroad ran all of
the engines out of Dcs Moines to-day and
will keep the yards there as clear of roll
ing stock as possible while the army re
mains here.
A New Branch of the Service Or
ganized for Coxey.
Provincktown, Mass., April 28. — A
fisherman named Holmes is organizing a
fleet of bo .its, which is known as "Holmes'
navy," which is preparing to sail from
here to Washington. The fleet will con
sist of fifty dories manned by expert fisher
men. The fleet Is scheduled to start May
7. It is expected that each dory will have
not less than two men, and there will be a
captain for every ten boats.
Dr. Price's Baking Powder Receives
Chicago Tribune.
For leavening -power, keeping qualities,
purity and general excellence the World's
Fair jury decided that Dr. Price's Cream
Baking Powder had no equal. On each of
its claims it was awarded a first prlza or a
diploma. All the baking powders entered
for prfz«s were subjected to a most ex
haustive examination, and the jury was the
best equipped to make the decision of any
ever got together. Their verdict was sup
ported by the testimony of Dr. H. W.
Wiley, chief chemist of the United States
Department of Agriculture at Washington.
Dr. Wiley is an expert on fooa prodncts
and the hiehest authority on auch matters
in America. This verdict settles a lone
debated question as to which among the
many baking powders is the best.
Seventy New Cases of Cholera.
Lisbon. April 28.— Seventy fresh cases
of cholera were reported here to-day.
Theie are 347 people reported as suffering
from the disease.
Strike on the Great
Jim Hill's Road Is Tied
Up at Last.
The Men Absolutely Block All
His Plans.
The Fight Is Now On in Earnest and
Both Sides Are Determined
They Will Win.
St. Paul, April 25.— N0 trains moved on
the Great Northern to-day. The tie-up of
4405 miles of track in half a d> z v States is
complete. Tbe roads in this city using the
Great Northern tracks for terminals are
allowed to switch with their uwn train
crew-*. No regular switchmen are at work.
The men avow they will do no violeucr
and do all in their power to keep others
;rnm injuring the company's property.
The Brotherhood men apparently have
not J. lined the strike actually further
than refuse to work with other switchmen.
President Hill claims to have plenty of
men ready to work. He said to-lay he
will make no movement until he is ready
to s-tart a train through to the coast. He
to-day received a telegram from buperin
tendent J. D. Farrell of Spokane, which
says: "All the engineers, firemen, conduc
tors and brakemen here are ready to work
when you call on them."
Engines for the branch-line trains were
standing in the depot yards to-day waiting
fur trains to be backed down. They are
manned by old engineers and firemen.
The cars are not there because there is no
body to handle tbe swith engines.
A general freight tie-up is one of the
immediate prospects of tha strike. The
Great Northern, the Union Depot Com
pany, the Milwaukee and the Great West
ern own most of the yard trackage in St.
Paul. The Great Northern switchmeu re
fuse to turn a switch in the yards, and the
Omaha and Burlington freight trains are
stalled in the yards here. The Northern
Pacific, in connection with the Minneapo
lis and St. Louis, owns its own lines be
tween St. Paul and Minneapolis, and
should not be put to serious inconveuience.
With the exception of these roads and the
Milwaukee and Great Western the problem
of moving freight is a serious one.
To-night at 10:30 o'clock Colonel Sway
ner received a call from Marshal Cronin
of North Dakota for assistance of troops,
and four regiments of the First Battalion
of the Third Infantry, under command of
Major Patterson, have been ordered to
sUrt lor Grand Forks, N. Dak., at 6 o'clock
in the morning.
Minneapolis, April 28.— The track is
torn up two mils* east of Devils Lake,
N. Dak., and the Grand Forks train is held
there. The Brotherhood men at Devils
Lake are waiting to hear from the Judges
before going out. At present they will
handle nothing but mail Mains.
A Devil's Lake special says tbe Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers and Fire
men had a meeting and resolved to notify
tbe Barnesville and Minot lodges that
they would not handle anything but mail
cars and were awaiting tbeir arrival in
this city before going out entirely.
West Superior. Wis., April 28.—Em
ployes in Eastern Minnesota hare gone
out in sympathy with the Great Northern
St. Cloud, Minn., April 28.— Another
attempt to send a freight west has proved
Chicago, April 28.— The Knights of
Labor will take a hand in the Great North
ern strike. The general executive board
tn-day ordered tne men out, and Grand
Master Workman Sovereign left for St.
Paul to-night to give li is personal super
vision to the initiation of tbe Knights' part
in tbe general strike.
The order for tbe strike announces that
in the opinion of tbe board the cause of
the American Railway Union is justly en
titled to the suoport of the Knights of
Labor. Bnfore leaving for St. Paul this
evening Mr. Sovereign said:
"We are 'going to fight to the end. The
existence of organized labor along the line
of the Great Northern is at stake. It has
become necessary for all labor organiza
tions to join in with the railway union. I
shall go to St. Paul and Duluth and per
sonally see that our order is oboyed and
arrange for the carp of tbe men.
"I do not know how many men we bava
In the employ of the company. Our as
semblies include not only men in the ope
rating departments, but in the offices and
shops of the company. They are scattered
all along tbe 2000 miles of road.
Seattle, April 28.— The break in the
Groat Northern strike in the coast lines,
for which the local officials had arranged,
did not take place to-day in consequence
of the refusal of the firemen to go out.
One cause of tbe weakening of the train
men and engineer* waa the fact that they
have not yet received their March pay and
are beginning to gat bard up.
The pay checks are sent from St. Paul
to arrive on every division on the 15th, and
as tbe strike began «n the 15th the paycar
is supposed to be tied up at some point
east The strikers accuse the company of
holding back March pay in order to force
them to yield, and it was the prospect of
getting their pay that largely caused the
weaken ing.
A Suit to Compel the Great Northern
to Run Trains.
Helena, Mont., April 28.— Proceedings
have begun in the Supreme .Court in the
nainft of the Attorney-General to compel
tha Great Northern to operate its lines
in Montana. A petition was filed which
sets forth the organization of the road,
and recites that on April 13 last. In
violation of Its duty to the people of
tbe State and in disregard of its utilisa
tion § assumed is the acceptance of ita
snips in a I PASS >in i nt . muni.
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franchise, it wholly ceased to operate any.
of its lines within the State, and still rt
fuses to do so, or to carry any freight or
passengers, or to accept either for trans
portation, and has wholly abandoned op
eration; that it is fully able to operate
and run its trains; that it Ins
abundant means to do so; and
that there are at all points along
its line within the State a suffi
cient 'number, of, competent and skilled
men who can be engaged to do so at rea
sonable wages, and at less wages than are
paid to similar employes upon any other
line in Montana that the counties in the
northern part of the State are almost en
tirely dependent upon the Great Northern
for transportation facilities, and that the
neglect of the road to run trains has
already resulted in great loss to the in
The Attorney-General therefore asks
the court for an order upon the company
commanding it to appear and show cau«e
why a writ should not be issued command
ing the road to operate its lines within the
State in the same, manner as they were
operated prior to April 13. These pro
ceedings will be followed by an applica
tion to have the charter of the road within
the ' State forfeited on account of the fail
ure to ODerato the line. The court has
taken the application under consider
ation. • .......
St. Paul, April 28.— Regarding the
Helena suit to compel the Great Northern
to oporate its lines in Montana, Sam Hill,
president of the Montana Central road, a
branch line of the Great Northern, and
son-in-law of President Hill, says:
"There is nothing in it. ] don't see how
it can affect the company adversely. As
an attempt to injure the company in the
minds of the public it will fail entirely In
its object."
■ "We merely want the public to know
thai this strike was undertaken," con
tinued he, "af'er two : propositions for
arbitration had been made by J. J. Hill to
the men and refused. The main points in
the controversy are these:
"The strike was first ordered on 31%
hours' notice, and the schedules in
stead of being arbitrary are based «n
mutual consent. The average of wages on
trie road, excluding the president and my
self, who draw no salary, is upward of
$100 a month. Mr. Hill twice offered
arbitration and the second time asked the
men if they did not like his plan to sugges
one themselves. They refused to arbitrate
entirely." - . .
But the Union Will Stand for a
"' j^-"' f> Complete Victory. j
West Superior. Wis., A; rll 28.— At
9:20 o'clock to-night a message was
received by ■" . " F. L. Grant of
the machinists' and D. Lantry
of 'the engineers' division, saying the
schedule last year bad been signed and
telling them to return to work. A regular
message was received by the firemen. The
men will not go to work, however, unless
the schedule is signed with the brakemen,
section men and others of the American
Railway Union and wired to St. Paul to
that effect.^ They received : a „ message
from President Debs* telling them not to go
to work unless tLey beard from him. Not a
wheel moved on the road to-day.'
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