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Movements of tha Various Com
Iowa Farmers Aid Kelly Montana Coxey
ites 1'niTukit the Action of United
State Troops Senate Dlicuuci
Allen's f'oxej' Resnlutlon.
SEARING THE CAPITAL.
Frederick. Md, April 25. Coxey's
"band of peace marched out of Boons
boio at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Reaching the top of South mountain
they were met by Sheriff Tim Merman,
of Frederick county, who explained
that he had been ordered to appoint a
posse to attend the army as long as it
was in his territory. "1 have sum
moned my deputies," ho said, "to allay
the fears of the people along1 the road."
Each horsoman was armed with two
long six-shooters, some of them sug
gestively displayed in the saddle
They Can't Meet In Washington.
Washington, April 8. The district
commissioners cast a damper over the
local supporters of Coxey's movement
Thursday by refusing them permission
to hold open-air meetings. The re
fusal of the commissioners was based
on a law that prohibits congregating
on the public streets or parks or en
gaging in loud and boisterous talking,
and they state that they have no power
to grant a permit. The Coxeyites are
THE COXEV CRUSADE.
Carl Browne, adjutant-general of the Army of tbe Commonweal and a notorious agitator, is
represented in the first picture. The second illustrates the army on Its march with the colored
standard bearer in the van.
angered at this refusal, declaring the
law never was intended to apply to
Allen's Resolution In the Senate.
Washington, April 28. Mr. Allen's
resolution censuring the authorities of
the District for proclaiming against
the admission of the many armies now
on the way to Washington was de
bated in the senate. Senators Vest
(dem.. Mo.), Wolcott (rep., CoL),
Dolph (rep.. Ore.) and Gray (dem.,
DoL) opposed the resolution. Senator
Allen vigorously defended his action.
The resolution was displaced by Sen
ator Harris' resolution that the senate
until further order meet at 11 o'clock
a. m. Senators Peffer and Allen ob
jected to the pending resolution being
displaced and demanded a yea and nay
vote. The vote (which also showed
the attitude of the 6enate on Senator
Allen's resolution, resulted: Yeas, 54;
nays, 6. Those voting on the negative
were Senators Allen, Dolph, Frye, Gal
linger, Kyle and Peffer.
In the Coenr rt'Alene District.
Washington, April 27. In view of
reports from Idaho that a Coxey army
is organizing in tbe Cceur d'Alene min
ing district, in the northern part of the
state of Idaho, and that an attempt
may be made to seize a train, Attorney
General Olney sent a telegram to the
United States marshal of Idaho in
structing him to prevent any unlawful
seizure of trains and to swear in as
many deputy marshals as may be nec
fc;;sary to assist him. In case of his in
ability to prevent violations of the law
he- is directed to telegraph the facts to
the president and ask the assistance of
United States troops.
GO BY RAIL.
the Army In Montana Travel Eastward
on a fetolen Train.
St. Paul, Minn., April 25. Shortly
After midnight Monday night about 500
men at Butte, composing the Butte
contingent of the Coxey army, entered
the engine house of the Northern Pa
cific railroad, appropriated and pre
pared for service an engine and pro
ceeded to make up a train, composed of
five coal cars and one box car.
The railroad officials were kept in a
constant fever of anxiety lest a col
lisiou should occur. A warning was
wired to the leader of the band to look
out for other trains, to which reply
was made that the regular trains would
not be hurt if they were kept out of
Livingston, Mont., April 20. Sheriff
Conrow received a dispatch Tuesday
from Cullen & Toole, of Helena, at
torneys for the Northern Pacific, in
structing him to arrest Gen. Uogan on
the charge of the larceny of a Northern
Pacific train, and a warrant was sworn
out by the company's local attorney to
be served when Hogan arrived. Super
intendent Finn left at 1:45 p. m. in his
private car going east.
St. Paul. Minn., April 20. Late
Tuesday night United States Marshal
Jiede received the following telegram
from Attorney General Oiney:
"Execute an laj'inction or other process
placed in your hands by a United States court
for the protection of persons and property
against lawless violence by employing such
number of deputies as' may be necessary. If
execution is resisted by force wh'ch cannot bo
overcome, let the judge issuing the process wire
the facts to the president with request for mili
Marshal Rede also received the fol
lowing from Judge Caldwell:
"Little Rock, Ark.. April 25. To the
Uulu-U Slates marshal, district of Mlnneeo a.
Si Tail. M:un. : If the. persons who forcibly
oa,i liicjallr selm I ft train cf cars on ihe
Northern Pacific in Montana belonging
to the receivers of said road should
bring the same into your district it
will be your duty to seize the same
and restore the possession thereof to
the receivers appointed by the United States
circuit court for your district. It will be your
duty to summon a posse sufficient for this pur
pose. The attorney general of the United
States has been requested to procure a direc
tion to the general commanding the department
to render you any assistance necessary to exe
cute this order."
STOPPED 1V TROOPS.
The Entire Hogan Army Under Arrest at
St. Paul, Minn., April 27. Word
was received by the Northers Pacific at
1 o'clock yesterday morning that troops
from Fort Keogh tools a special train
and went to Forsythe, where Hogan's
men on board the stolen Northern
Pacific train had stopped for the night,
and placed the entire army under ar
rest and secured possession of the train.
No mention is made of a fight and it is
supposed that no blood was shed.
Billings, Mont, April 27. A few
minutes before noon the stolen train of
box cars ran slowly into town. The
Coxeyites were overtaken by the spe
cial train of the marshals just as they
entered the limits of the city. After
their arrival it was learned that the
marshals' train overtook the Hogan
contingent just as they were pulling
away from Columbus (formerly known
as Stillwater), and attempted to arrest
the progress of the train bearing the
500 unemployed men who are in posses
sion of the train. The leaders in charge
of the unemployed would not yield to
the demands of the marshals to give up
the train and instructed their men to
go ahead, which was fioce. The two
trains came on slowly during the fore
noon until this city was reached, when
a stop was ordered, and the conflict
between the two bodies was the re
sult. Spokane. Wash., April 20. An order
has been issued by Judge II an ford, of
the United States court, directing Dep
uty Marshal Vinson to swear in a suf
ficient force of deputies to guard the
trains of the Northern Pacific road
from seizure by the comruonwealers.
This action was taken because of a re
port, that a concerted movement is on
foot to seize trains at Spokane, Seattle
IN UNCLE SAM'S HANDS.
Train Stealers Must Face Most Serious
Forstth, Moot, April 28. Seventy
five deputy United States marshals ar
rived Thursday afternoon and the II o
gan contingent was turned over to
them. The train, escorted by troops,
started for Helena that evening.
The prisoners will be arraigned in
the United States district court with
out delay on the charge of the theft of
the train and disobedience of an injunc
tion. St. Paul, Minn., April 28. Start
ling information comes from Butte
that deputies, pursuing the army, left
just in advance of a mob 1,000 strong,
and that It would be dangerous for
them to return. Judge Knowles is
considering whether or no to call on
the president to declare the city under
Snipping Rifles to Washington.
Springfield, Mass., April 23. The
United States armory in this city has
just made a shipment of guns to Wash
ington with which to fight Coxey's
army in the event of an attack. The
chief of ordnance at the capital ordered
100 Springfield rifles of the 45 caliber
and sixty-five carbines dispatched at
once. Maj. Rexford, in charge of the
ordnance at the armory, sent the car
bines by express and the rifles by fast
DESERT THEIR PLOWS.
Enthusiastic Iowa Farmers Aid the Prog
ress of Kelly's Army.
Avoca, la., April 25. On Tuesday at
8:30 o'clock the commonwealers under
Kelly's lead left Neola in wagons to
the number of seventy-five furnished
by the farmers of the neighborhood.
Scarcely one of the wagons had arrived
without food, clothing or blankets for
the men, and the commissary depart
ment was obliged to ask for ten more
provision wagons, making twenty-two
in alL The farmers have left their
plows in the furrow during the best
weather for spring work, and sent the
horses to help Kelly. Some of them
drove all nigrht to be in Neola on time,
and twenty-five wagons met the proces
sion on its eastward way to carry the
footsore men over the hills to Avooa, 20
miles of road. Along this way only six
farmers were seen working in the
fields, and four of these said they had
Will Wreck the Train.
Adair, la., April 28. The Chicago,
Rock Island & Pacific railroad officials
declared Thursday evening that the'
would ditch any train which Kelly or
his men might steal on their road.
Yard master Hamilton, with due au
thority, distributed an armful of papers
in the Kelly camp. Tney were notices
to the effect that the railway company
had received information that au at- ;
tempt would be made to steal a train
and warning them that in case of any
such attempt they must bear the con
sequences. Gen. Kelly, receiving one, said that
the railroad need not worry about him
or bis men, for, though a few men might
try to steal rides, tramp fashion, the
army would not board a train unless
the train was donated or paid for.
The army left Atlantic with 1,258
men in tbe column, showing that Kelly
received about 200 recruits in Atlantic j
His army is a variable quantity, for
some days 100 to 150 men desert many
of them to turn up next day.
The Chicago Contingent.
Chicago, April 25. The ironmolder
have decided that they will go to
Washington, independent of the main
body of commonwealers. They claim
that they will have 20,000 men in their
ranks. They say they are confident of
reaching Washington by May 14.
Gen. Kelly and his western cohorts
will be received by the armed police of
this city in case they conclude to march
this way. The council so ordered Mon
day night and gave Chief of Police
Brennan instructions that do not read
two ways. lie must prevent the ad
mission of the marchers within the
corporate limits, simply because the
aldermen believe that public safety de
IN COLD BLOOD.
Brutal Murder of a Young Lady Id Cin
cinnati. Cincinnati. April 27. At C:30 o'clock
Miss Gilmartin left her home on Chest
nut street accompanied by a relative,
an elderly woman, and waited on the
corner for a street car. When she was
about to board it she saw O'Grady, who
had evidently been awaiting her com
ing. She hastened to return borne.
O'Grady had been occupying a room
across the street and haunted her. It
was for the purpose of avoiding him !
that she had asked Mrs. Tibbies to ac
company her to the corner. When
O'Grady caught up with the girl he
seized her by the hair and sent a bullet
into her head. After she was prostrate
on the walk he deliberately emptied
his revolver, firing at her.
Father Dominick O'Grady, whose
last charge was that of assistant pastor
in the diocese of Sligo, in the county of
the same name, Ireland, is about SO
years of age. His victim, Mary Gil
martin, was about 19 years old. decided
ly pretty, educated and fairly accom
plished. She, too, was born and raised
in Sligo county, Ireland. Miss Gil mar
tin's mother died and on her deathbed
she asked Father O'Grady to look after
Last October the girl determined to
come to this country. He followed six
weeks later, without permission from
his bishop, and without any explana
tion as to his strange conduct. He
joined Miss Gilmartin in Springfield
and went with her to Chicago, travel
ing, he says, as man and wife.
On their arrival in Chicago Miss Gil
martin's brother was very angry at
their conduct and urged his sister to
return home. She refused and said in
stead that she would come to Cincin
nati. This she did, and arriving here
several months ago went to board at
the house of Mrs. Elizabeth Tibbies, a
Father O'Grady. after the Chicago
episode, returned to his home in Ire
land, but found that his disappearance
was regarded as an elopement wita
Miss Gilmartin and that he had fallen
into disfavor with his bishop and su
periors and had lost his position.
The bishop refused to reinstate him
and O'Gradj" returned to this country
to find Miss Gilmartin. He came to this
city, but before coming here provided
himself with a vial of arsenic, showing
that he meditated something serious.
TIRED OF LIFE.
Five Residents of Michigan Kill Them
selves In One Day.
Detroit, Mich., April 25. A suicide
wave has struck Michigan, five deaths
by suicide having been reported
on Tuesday, the cause in each
case being given as despondency.
At Saginaw, Sherman Tenney, aged
CO years, handed himself in his
room at the Scanlan house; at Mus
kegon Cornelius Danengar, aged 55
years, a thrifty Hollander, cut his
throat with a razor; at Morenci, Ly
man Aldrich, aged 75 years, a well-to-do
farmer, took a fatal dose of mor
phine and chloroform, and at Battle
Creek Frank Stevens, a young unmar
ried man, killed himself with a dose of
poison. Mrs. Edward Ilof acker, a bride
of a day, committed suicide at Kala
mazoo with poison obtained before
TO USE FORCE.
Armed Strikers Marching to Tolnca. 111,.
Determined to Stop All Work.
Chicago, April 27. Three thousand
armed miners from the Spring Valley
district are marching on Toluca, with
the purpose of preventing the miners
there, who have ignored the order to
strike, from working. Sheriff Lense
sent two telegrams to Acting Gov. Gill
for troops, one in the afternoon and
one at midnight Gov. Gill declined to
order out the militia, but has gone to
Toluca to personally inspect the situa
tion. Off tor the Pole.
Aalesusd, Norway, April 20. The
American north pole expedition under
the command of Walter Wellman sailed
Tuesday for the island of Spitzberfren
on the steamer Ragnvold Jarl, which
has beeji chartered for the purpose of
the expedition. Experts here pro
nounce tbe steamer to be the best ice
boat in Norwav.
Two Killed by Oaaollne.
St. Louis, April 26. A five-gallon
can of gasoline exploded Tuesday after
noon in the house of Casimir Nigg, a
farmer living on the old military road
south of Carondelet, completely de
stroying the building. Two children
were killed, two adults fatally injured
and one seriously burned.
GRANT THE IIEK0.
His Praises Are Sounded by Many
Observances of the 72d Anniversary of
the Famous Soldier's Birth at
lena. 111., and In v Number
of Other Cities.
keeping his memory green.
Galena, I1L, April 30. This town
resounded with the echo of that artil
lery which was music to the ears of
Ulysses S. Grant and in memory and
imagination the people fought again
the battles of their hero It was the
anniversary of his birthday, and the
people did honor to his name.
Fine oratory thundered the praises of
the soldier from the pulpit, brass bands
crashed music in his honor, the stars
and stripes waved in the sky, children's
voices united to sing his glory.
The exercises began early in the
afternoon. A parade was formed and
the column moved to Turner hall,
headed by the Galena Juvenile band
costumed in bright zouave uniforms.
The line was formed by Company M,
Galena, L N. G., the local and visiting
posts of the Grand Army of the Repub
lic, odd fellows and other social or
ganizations. The march was brought
up by carriages containing the com
mittees and prominent guests.
Turner hall, although a large room,
was by far too small to accommodate
the crowds that pressed into it and
the overflow was compelled to be con
tent with such a celebration as it
could make for itself in the parks
and in the streets. Rev. E. C
Arnold, of the First Methodist church,
opened the proceedrngs with prayer.
After a short selection by the band, 'Maj.
He'-ham introduced Hon. Luther Lull in
Mills, the well-known lawyer of Chi
cago, who was the orator of the day.
Mr. Mills delivered a most eloquent
and polished address on the character
of Gen. Grant and his services to his
countrj', and the great audience at the
close fairly thundered forth its appro
bation of his sentiments. The Imperial
quartette, of Chicago, sang the nation
al anthem, the audience joining in the
chorus. The chaplain then pronounced
While these exercises were going on
in Turner hall another equally interest
ing programme was being carried out
in Grant park. Several hundred school
children of the city marched out to the
park and, gathered about the foot of
the Grant monument there, rendered a
pretty programme of choral songs and
recitations. A profusion of flowers
were left at the base of the monument.
An informal reception in the evening
closed the day's celebration. 11. H.
McClellan was master of ceremonies.
An impromptu programme was ren
dered, consisting of brief addresses by
Laflin Mills, Messrs. II. II. Kohlsaat,
James W. Scott, Judge C. C. and E. W.
Kohlsaat Maj. Moses I. Handy, of Chi
cago, and others.
New York, April SO. The Hamilton
republican club celebrated Grant's
birthday with a reception at Holland
er's, which was largely participated in.
Philadelphia, April SO. Gen.
Grant's birthdaf was celebrated by a
banquet of prominent republicans
from all parts of the state at the
Chicago, April 30. At the Marquette
clubhouse Friday night a banquet was
given in observance of the 72d birth
day of Gen. Grant Speeches were de
livered by ex-Gov. Oglesby, of Illinois;
ex-Gov. Alger, of Michigan, and others.
CLYSSKSiS lilt ANT.
Brief Sketch of the Career of the Great
Ulysses S. Grant, eighteenth president of the
United Slates, was born In Clermont county,
O., April '17, 182i He spent his boyhood in as
sisting bis father on the farm, a work more
congenial to his tastes than working In the tan
nery of which his father was proprietor. He
attended the vHlage school, and In 183S was ap
pointed to a cadetshlp at West Point, grad
uated in 1S43, and was commissioned second
lieutenant in Fourth Infantry, stationed at Jef
ferson barracks, St, Louis. Took an active and
honorable part in the Mexican war, and entered
the City of Mexico a first lieutenant. Was pro
moted to a captaincy in 1853. Resigned his
commission in lt&4 and settled on a small farm
near St. Louts. In May, 1S0, he movea to Ga
lena. 111., and there became a clerk in his fa
ther's hardware and leather store.
When the civil war broke out he declared
himself an ardent unionist. June 17, leOl. ho
was commissioned colonel of the Twenty-first
Illinois infantry; promoted to be brigauler
general of volunteers August 7. On November
7 he defeated a superior force of confederates
at Belmont. On February 12, 1862, he began
the investment of Donelson, which ended four
days later in the surrender of nearly 1.",(XX) con
federates. He was made major geueral of vt)l
unteers for his gallant services, but soon after
relieved of his command at the instigation of
jealous rivals. Was restored to his command
March 13, 186, and then began his wonderful
career as a soldier and strategist. His victor
ies and battles at Pittsburg Landing. Corinth,
Vicksburg, etc., are events too well known to
need repetition here. On April 9, 1865, Geo.
Lee surrendered to him at Appomattox Court
House, the remainder of the confederate army
consisting of 27.000 men. Grant's forces had
never been more than one-third greater than
those of his antagonist, and he had constantly
fought on tho offensive.
After the close of the war. Grant returned to
Washington to superintend the dlsbandment of
the armies. This worn was scarcely begun
when President Lincoln was assassinated.
This event made Andrew Jackson president,
but left Grant the most conspicuous flgura In
the country. In July, 1866, he was made gen
eral of the army, a rank especially created for
him. In 1868 he was elected president as tho
candidate of the republican party, and re
elected In 1872. Soon after leaving the presi
dential chair he set out on a tour of the world,
and afterward engaged in various business
enterprises one of which (his connection with
the firm of Grant & Ward) no doubt hastened
his end. His death occurred on July 23, 1885, oa
Mount MacGregor, near Saratoga. N. Y. His
widow. Julia Dent Grant, is now a resident of
New York, but will, it Is said, remove to Wash
ington in the near future.
Starvation in Michigan.
Iron Mountain. Mich., April SO.
Poor Commissioner McClintock handed
his resignation to Chairman McNaugh
ton of the county board Friday
afternoon. Five hundred idle work
men had met and unanimously
passed a resolution giving him two
hours to leave the city or suf
fer the consequences. Every one who
marched through the streets was given
an order for two dollars on the poor
commissioner good at any store. Dur
ing the afternoon 300 orders were is
sued to married men. A conserva
tive estimate places the number in the
city absolutely without food at 2,500.
WILL SOON BE THERE.
Coxey Outlines the Plan for Ills Entrance
to the CapltaL
Gaithersbcrg, Md., April 30. Coxey
has been receiving reports from Rock
ville, the gathering point for the com
monweal clans. Twenty-four men are
already in camp at the fair grounds in
that city waiting for the arrival
of ihe army.
The plans for the march into Wash
ington are now nearly completed. This
morning the army will leave at 9 o'clock
for Camp "Legal Tender" at RockviUe,
where it will remain for the night
On Sunday morning the march will
be resumed, reaching Brightwood
park, just inside of the Dis
trict of Columbia and 2 miles from
Washington, on the evening of the
On Tuesday the n arch to the capitol
will be made. The arrangements for
the day are in charge of Marshal J. B.
Osborne, one of Browne's old California
friends. Coxey said on Friday:
We intend to march up and hold a meeting
on the capitol steps. The constitution guaran
tees us our rights to meet and petition for re
driss of grievances, and that Is all we expect
to do. If we can't meet and do this It is almost
time for another revolution. We will keep off the
grass around the capitol Of course I appreciate
as well as any one else the fact that the preserva
tion of the grass arouuu the capitol is of more
importance than the saving of thousands from
starvation. Any laws tending to prevent our
meetiKg are unconstitutional and void, and we
have plenty of time to test the matter. The
people do not intend to see us Imposed on."
Washington, April SO. Chief of Po
lice Moore said that the Coxey army
could parade down Pennsylvania av
enue so long as its component parts
conduct themselves in an orderly man
ner. That is one of the rights of an or
ganization, he said, and the police do
not intend to interfere. They cannot,
however, march into the capitol
THE MINERS' STRIKE.
Leaders .Issue a Hopeful Itulletln Detail
ing the Situation.
Columbus. O., April 30. The mine
workers of the country are to be regu
larly furnished with bulletins on the
strike situation. Ofticial bulletin No. 1
was prepared Friday afternoon at the
national headquarters of the United
Mine Workers. The bulletin will
be mailed to 400 mining districts.
Miners are enjoined to "remember
the resolution of the convention that
none go to work until a general settle
ment is made." Then follows a greet
ing and detailed reports of the number
of men out. The greeting advises that
no attention be given newspaper re
ports, and encourages the strikers.
The following statements are given
with detailed information regarding
PrcnsylVanla leads the fight with 53,000 In
line. The strike in the coke regions of that state,
where over lO.CvAl men are out, makes the sus
pended miners of Pennsylvania 65.U0J. In Mary
land the miners have not yet joined the move
ment. In West Virginia about one-half of the
miners hav? struck. In Virginia the Pochontas
field is siili at work, and will continue. In Ohio,
out to a man. Kentucky and Tennessee reports
show 6.0JU men Idle. The miners of Alabama
are out, and there is every Indication the strike
w ill be long. The miners of the bituminous dis
trict of Indiana are solid, and the probabilities
are that the block coal miners will join the
movement on May 1. Everything indicate the
whole state of Illinois will be practically idle by
May 1. With the exception of Kith Hill. Mis
souri is in line. Kansas miners are at work
Part of Iowa is idle, and the question of all
coming out will be settled at the coventioa at
Albia Mar 1. The miners of Indian Territory
are still out About 1,300 mtn quit work in
Colorado April -1, but it Is not probable tbe
strike will btoome general in that state. Let
tbe spirit of calm determina,ivi coniiuue. In a
abort time the stocks of coal w... ca"e disap
peared and your victory Is assured."
DEBS' ORDER GOES OUT.
A tieneral Tle-l'p Follows Failure to Settle ;
the Great Northern Troubles.
St. Fail, Minn., April 30. All ef- !
forts to settle the Great Northern
strike have failed, and President Debs, j
of the American Railway union, short- j
ly after noon Friday issued orders for a :
strike on all the Minnesota divisions of :
the Great Northern. This completes ,
the strike from St. Paul to the coast. i
Early Friday morning President :
Debs, Vice President Howard and one j
or two others called on President Hiil j
anil asked if they could resume their j
conference with him. He promptly ac- j
quiesced. Before going into the con- j
ference President Debs said the men
had not altered their demands in j
the slightest, nor did they intend :
to do so. Just what the men expected j
to gain by the conference is not clear, I
but Mr. Hill left the way open for a re- :
newal of negotiations for a settlement i
at any time and they took advantage j
of his invitation to see whether war j
could not be averted. Iloth sides ex- i
pressed themselves as firmly opposed to !
granting anything demanded by the
other, although the men demanded
their old wage schedule, while Mr. Hill
simply asked for submission to arbitra
tion. It was after this conference was
over that the order making the strike
g-eneral was given out by President
Everything is closed up in these two
cities and along the lire of the road.
The brotherhood men, although not
actively joining the strike, seem disin
clined to work with nonuniou men and
fear the possible dangers of green men
on the switches.
Agricultural Appropriation HilL
Washington. April 30. The bill
making appropriations for the support
of the department of agriculture for
the liscal year IS95 was completed by
the house committee on agriculture
Friday. The amounts appropriated
by the bill have not yet been footed up.
but they approximate $2,450,000. as
compared with an appropriation of $2,
328,000 for the current fiscal year.
KIU Die or .Starvation.
Lander, Wyo., April 3a Hundreds
of elk have been found in this neigh bor
hood that have died from starvation.
The supposition is that they were driv
en frum the mountains by the cold
weather. The death of so many elk is
deplored, because of their scarcity,
there being few in existence outside
the eon tines of Yellowstone park.
Itrooklyn Takes In Suburbs.
Albany, N. Y., April 3a Hoth houses :
of the state legislature nave adjourned
tine die. Kills were passed annexing o
the city of Brooklyn the towns of Flafr
bush, Gravesend and New Utrecht.
HURT BY STRIKES.
Business of AU Kinds field I tack by Labor
New York, April 80. R, G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of tirade says:
"When accounts of great strikes and labor
disturbances crowd all newspapers It Is idle
to look for much improvement In business.
That every week of Idleness for so many men
must appreciably lessen the aggregate power
to purchase products of labor Is evident. But
in spite of all some improvement still appears.
Continual reports of changes in the tariff till
add to difficulties of producers and dealers.
With continued business depression and new
crops drawing near even the unlimited sup
plies of Idle money do not kindle speculative
"The increase in liabilities of firms failing
still continues, and the aggregate reported for
the third week In April was only Si7:2,S2, and
for three weeks of April t8.8K8.588, of which
t'i.110. 1W were manufacturing and J3M1,
095 of trading concerns. Tbe failures have
been very equally divided as to sec
tions, the east having the larger number, with
liabilities of ti277,000. tho south 12,572,9J0 and
the west ?2, 138,000. The failures this week
have been 180 In the United States, against 216
last year, for tbe first tlmo in many months
bowing a decrease, and in Canada twenty-nix,
Malnst tweDty-two last year. The list includes
none of great Importance"
"The general business situation throughout
the United States is less favorable, as is shown
by reports from more than fifty important dis
tributing centers. A specially depressing
Influence is the strike of U7.00J bituminous
coal and coke operatives in twelve
stales. Buffalo, Cleveland, Chicago and
Duluth are feeling the strike, the effect In
vessel interests at these and other lake ports
being very discouraging. Duluth ore ship
ments are delayed for want of return coal car
goes and railroad companies have begun to dis
charge coal train employes. Only two cities
of the' thirty-live reporting in central, western
and northwestern states report material im
provement in general trade this weik Indi
anapolis and Kansas City and even at those
points the gain is slight. Activity in the stock
market is checked by the labor disturbances
and the delay in reaching a conclusion oa the
new tariff bill.
"A feature at Chicago Is in sales of dry goods
equaling the average of previous weeks, other
lines not making so favorable a report.
St. Louis reports Its general business situa
tion fair, although characterizing the demand
as of a haud-to-moutii varlty. The decrease
In demand from jobbers at Omaha and uiher
Nebraska points Is attributed to activity of
farm work. Trado at St Paul. Minneapolis
and Duluth, as at other points farther west, is
very unfavorably affected by the tie-up of tha
Great Northern railroad. Merchants at cities
In North Dakota, Montana, Idaho and Wash
ington are carrying reduced stocks, purchasing
for needs only, and railroads traversing that
region report a marked falling off in through
as well as local shipments."
FOUR MURDERERS LYNCHED.
Assassin of Citizen Uoyce in Louisiana
Strung L'p to a Trrs,
New Orleans, April 30. A special
to the States from Tallulah says: Four
more of the Boyce assassins were cap
tured Thursday night, and when
the posse who had charge of
the prisoners reached the Shear
ly place, about 2 miles from
Tallulah, a crowj of twenty mount
ed men met them, overpowered
the officers and took the four assassins
to the Crescent place, and on the
ground where the villainous shots
were fired by the assassins that
killed Mr. Boyce the four lead
ers. Shell Claxton, Comp Claxton,
Scott Harvey and Jerry McCly, were
hanged to a tree about 100 feet from
where they committed their fiendish
deed. The executions were conducted
very quietly, the people living in the
vicinity knowing nothing about them
until morning, when they were
surprised to see the four assassins
hanging near their doors. Every effort
possible is being made to capture Tom
Griffin, the only one of the assassins at
large. There are seventeen negroes in
jail here. They will be tried by a jury
and it is considered by all that the ones
the law does not hang will go to the
SEVEN HORSE THIEVES KILLED.
Swift Justine Meted Out by Vlgllants of
Hennessv, O. T., April 30. Farmers
residing near Independence and
Arapahoe, little country post offices in
the Cheyenne country, have been
bothered considerably of late by an
organized band of horse thieves,
who have stolen over fiftj- head of
valuable horses. Vigilance com
mittees were organized and last Tues
day found the trail of thieves leading
to the direction of tireer county, in the
Panhandle of Texas. They overtook
the thieves 20 miles from the Texas
line with ten horses. Seven out
laws were in the band. The
igilants surrounded them in a
bunch of cedar and killed five
of the party and the others
surrendered. They led them to a
neighboring tree, put them on two
horses, with their hands tied behind
them. The horses walked from under
them, and thej- swung into space. The
vigilants then riddled their bodies
with bullets and left the dead men in
the forest, food for vultures and moun
TOLEDO TO EUROPE.
Fight Vesnels Carry the First Shipment of
iraln on tbe Direct Koute.
Toledo, April 30. The first ship
ments of corn direct from Toledo to
Europe are being loaded on eight Cana
dian vessels. This is the initial move
in CoL S. C. Reynolds' scheme, which
he worked out last summer ou
an extended tour through Europe.
The grain will be taken to
Kingston and there transferred to
St. Lawrence river barges, which will
load it in ocean steamers at Montreal.
The fleet will return for another cargo
immediately, and in all about 3,000,000
bushels of corn will be shipped abroad
in this way during the spring. In the
early summer it is expected that about
5,000,000 bushels of wheat will find its
way to European markets on the same
Henry Newman to., New Vork Cloth
iers, Fall Tor St, SOO.OOO.
New York, April 30. The failure is
announced of Henry Newman & Co.,
among the largest wholesale and retail
dealers in clothiers' supplies iu this
countrv. The firm had a branch house
in Chicago. The liabilities are placed
at 1,500.000; the aisets are f'JOO.OOO
in merchandise at cost, $500,000
in good accounts, $120,000 in cash, and
enough in other accounts to bring the
surplus up to $400,000. The firm ob
tained an extension from its creditors
six months ago, but it is reported that
it was unable to meet maturing
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