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Coxey Not Allowed to Speak from
the Capitol Steps.
Kelly Can't Get Transportation for ills
Men from Je Mulnes-A Train
Stolen at Orliiie. Wash Ual
vlu's Army Pay Fare.
COXET ATTEMPTS TO SPEAK.
Washington, May a Gen. Coxey's
commonweal army marched through
the streets of Washington to the capi
tol building on Tuesday, arriving there
about 1p.m. Coxey managed to elude
the police and mounting the capitol
steps started to address the tremendous
crowd which had assembled, but was
stopped by police officers and led off
the grounds, when he was allowed
In the meantime Carl Browne, Coxey's
lieutenant, clambered into the grounds
at the south front of the building and
made a rush for the steps. He was fol
lowed by a large crowd. Police offi
cers attacked the invaders and were
forced to use their clubs before being
able to clear the grounds. Browne was
placed under arrest, after being severely
clubbed for resisting, and, together
with Christopher Columbus Jones, lead
er of the Philadelphia contingent, was
taken to the police station where the
two were locked up on charges of dis
orderly conduct. They were held in
bail of 8500, which they could not fur
nish, and were placed in cells. Later
bail was tendered in Browne's behalf.
'GEN." KELLY, Commander of
and he was released. Jones was left
to languish in his celL
Coxey Tut Under Arrest.
"Washington, May 4. Gen. Coxey,
having- come to court Wednesday morn
ing to testify in behalf of his lieuten
ant, Browne, who was charged with
unlawfully entering the capitol
grounds and displaying a flag or ban
ner, was found by District Attorney
Mulloney equally guilty with Browne,
and a warrant was accordingly issued.
Judge Miller held that real-estate secu
rity a'.one would suffice for their re
lease until the triaL This was later
Says lie Is Not Ciullty.
Washington, May 4. In discussing
his arrest Gen. Coxey, the chief of
the commonweal said:
"I am certain that I have not been guilty of
!awbrvraklng. I saw Vice President Stevenson
a: 9 o'clock Tuesday morning and he told me
that he would consult with Shaker Crisp
a!cut setting aside the regulation for
tlduinj; speethmaking on the capitol ground.
I arc certain that the law is unconstitutional
and I wanted to test It I left my army
BnJ walked peacefully to the capitol
eteps earing no banner or device, which the
law forbids. I demanded of the police rhe
exercise of my right When they refused
rr.e I asked If I could read a protest. They
refused that and I made no attempt to
Kigali f r read, merely asking thern to
accept the protest, which they refused. I
turned and made my way from the
grounds. If there was lawlessness in my ac
tion I fall to see It I did not know whether
the vice president bad concluded to let me
speak and I wished to test the law. Marshal
lirowne walked over the grass contrary to law.
but he did it because the mounted police were
trying to ride him down."
KELLY AT DES MOINES.
Haggard and Footsore Men March Into
the City Under Heavy Kurort.
Des Moines, la.. May 1. This city
was greatly excited by the arrival of
Kelly's industrial army and there were
fears of an outbreak of some sort. The
men had marched 27 miles Saturday
night without food and were held
by the police 5 miles out of the
city in a driving rainstorm all day with
no provisions or shelter. The action
of the authorities aroused much indig
nation among the laboring people, and
when at 5 o'clock the army finally
inarched up Grand avenue to the camp
on the east side of the town, wet, hag
gard and weary, their pitiable condi
tion aroused sympathy almost as great
as that which was theirs in Council
The citv officials rented a big
building H miles northeast of the
capital, which had been built for
stove-works, and officially decided to
contribute the building as barracks
and one day's rations as the city's
rortion. The chief of police was in
structed to put on a force of extra po
licemen and cooperate with the sheriffs
deputies in preserving the peace.
Several carloads of policemen and
deputies assembled at V alley Junction,
just outside of the city limits, to halt
the army and bring it through Des
Moines under guard. As fast as the
marchers walked into Valley Junction
they were halted and corralled, and
then moved to Walnut creek cast of
The food given by the city had been
taken to the stove works, 7 miles away,
and not a mouthful was given to the
hungry, weary men until the after
noon, when enough food for one com
pany was sent down by the citizen'
committee in charge of Gen. J. B.
The men were halted twice for re-i
cr. trie march across the city, and it
v.iiv after 7:?') o'clock when they
marched into the stove works. Many
of them threw themselves on the floor
utterly played out, but a good supper
brought back strength and spirits.
Debs Sits on Sovereign.
Grand Master Workman Sovereign's
threat that the Knights of Labor and
American Railway union would espouse
the cause of Kelly's men if they were
not furnished transportation was con
troverted by President Debs. The of
ficers of the American Railway union
hud quite a stormy interview with Mr.
Sovereign Wednesday morning, and he
was told plainly that the railroad men
in Des Moines would not strike unless
they had a grievance, and that they
were not under the domination of the
Knights of Labor.
Rescinds Its Action.
Chicago, May 2. The council Mon
day night rescinded its order to the
chief of police directing him to keep the
Kelly "army out of Chicago.
Governor Can Do .Nothing.
Des Moines, la.. May 5. Gov. Jack
son announced late Thursday night
that all his efforts to secure transpor
tation for Kelly and his army had
failed. lie had tried all the roads, and
from each had met with a firm refusal
to furnish transportation at less than
Frye's Men Tarn Hook Agents.
Indianapolis, Ind., May 3. Gen.
Frye has converted his commonweal
forces into an army of book-sellers and
started his men over this city selling
copies of a new book brought out by a
Chicago firm entitled "The Story of
the Commonweal" Gen. Frye says his
the California Coxey Contingent.
object has always been to make his
army self-supporting. The men are
tired of walking and will sell enough
books to buy freight car transportation
Chicago Contingent Leaves.
Chicago. Mav3. At 1Q:05 a. m. Tues
day Gen Randall and his industrial
army of 450 men, with four commissa
ry wagons and plenty of supplies, left
their barracks at the corner of Rawson
street and North avenue, and started
for Washington, headed by twenty
policemen in uniform to escort
them to the city limits. Six thou
sand people assembled to see the army
start on its journey. In the proces
sion was a barouche, in which sat Mrs.
Dr. Greer and her two little girls.
dressed in white silk and waving
white flags. Gen. Randall, wearing a
black mackintosh, rode a big bay horse
presented to him by Dr. Greer. The first
stop was made at Grand Crossing,
just outside the city limits.
Randall In Indiana.
Chicago, May 4. With increased
numbers and good discipline Chicago's
commonweal army tramped merrily
Wednesday from Grand Crossing to
Hammond, Ind. The army, 300 strong.
camped for the night on the grounds of
an abandoned school house.
Galvin'n Army I 'ays rare.
Wheeling, W. Va., May 5. CoL Gal-
vin's ariny has evacuated this town.
taking a Baltimore & Ohio train for
Pittsburgh at l:M p. m. The local
trades assemblj- paid their passage,
$150, $02 of which was raised among
the merchants, and the rest being sup
plied out of the assemblies funds. The
city furnished the army with food
Another Train Stolen.
Tacoma, Wash., May 5. Three
hundred of the 1,000 industrials en
camped at Puyallup, congregated near
Orling and in the early evening seized
a fast east-bound Northern Pacific
freight train. The balance of the army
was ordered to inarch on double quick
time under Gen. Cautwell up the traotc.
WILL STAND BY IT.
Democratic Senators Decide In Caucus to
Support the Tariff liilL
Washington, May 5. By a vot? of
37 to 1 the democratic members of the
senate adopted a resolution in caucus
on Thursday agreeing to support the
tariff bill of the finance committee, in
cluding the compromise amendments
that have been agreed upon in the con
ference of the last two weeks. These
amendments do not materially affect the
income tax provision. The vote in tho
caucus was as follows:
Bate. Gordon, Poscce,
U'-rry, liorman, l'uy'a,
lilackburn. Gray, Kansom,
Uankhead, Harris, Roach,
Brlce, Hanton, Smith,
t'a.lery, Jarvis, Turpie,
Call. Jones. Vest,
Camden. Mel.nurlu. Vilas.
CoCKrell, Mcpherson, Voorhces,
Coke, Martin, Walsh.
I LanleL Milcbe.i, White 37.
I Faulkner, Morgan,
Senator Hill (X. Y.) voted alone in
the negative. The six absent senators
were: Mills, Murphy, Lindsay, Irby,
Butler and Gibson.
School Children Injured.
Ann Arhok, Mich., May 4. The high
school building of Ypsilanti, Mich.,
was destroyed by fire Thursday after
noon. The pupils had just been seated
when the fire was discovered, and al
though a great panic ensued none were
killed and only three were seriously in
jured. The building was valued at
f45,000 tu-.d was insured for fCC.OOO.
Awlul Work Wrought by the Earthquakes
Athens, May 1. The official report
uent from the earthquake-stricken dis
trict in no wise minimizes the first ac
count of the disaster. M. Bouphides,
minister of the interior, has received
advices that in the Lokris district alone
SCO persons were killed. Two hundred
and thirty-three bodies have already
been recovered. About S00 were in
jured. The people of Atlanta have fled to
the hills for safety. In this district
there was a continuous series of shocks.
In seven hours and a half 317 were
counted. When the earth movements be
gan and houses began to totter and fall
many of the inhabitants forgot every
thing except their personal safety.
They ran wildly from the doomed city
and sought a firm standing place on
; the hills that rise behind the town.
The earth swung to and fro like a pen
i dulum, and between the swings would
'; tremble and quiver. Great fissures
i opened over an area of 10 square kilo
: Much damage was done along the
shore by a seismic wave which en
croached upon the coast for a distance
of 20 meters. A number of houses
were destroyed by this means, and
there can be no doubt that lives were
Huge masses of rock were detached
from the mountains and hurled with a
thundering crash into the valley below.
Eye witnesses of the scene describe it
as having been an awe inspiring exhibi
tion of the mighty forces of nature, be
fore which man was utterly helpless.
Deep subterranean rumblings and re
ports resembling the sound of cannon
fired at a distance continue to be heard
and the people are in mortal fear that
other and more severe shocks may fol
low. The contour of part of the coast line
has been materially changed. Tho
shore on the European side has sunk 0
feet. Other phenomena accompanied
the disturbance. The sulphur springs
at Aidipso were temporarily changed
in character and spouted forth torrents
of almost boiling water. A spring of
pure fresh water appeared in the crater
of an extinct volcano. The center of
the disturbance lies between Larj-mna
and the Melian gulf, but throughout
the extent of Greece the shocks were
Earth tremors continue to be felt al
most continuously, and deep anxiety is
everj where felt lest there be a repe
tition of the shocks. A rival decree
has been issed sanctioning a credit of
200,000 drachmas to be applied to relief
Cleveland. O., Thrown Into Consternation
by a Mob of Unemployed Foreigners.
Cleveland, O., May 4. Tuesday
S.OOO unemployed foreigners celebrated
May day by marching through the
streets of the city, closing down each
f actory as they came to it. The mob,
whose appetite for blood and violence
had been increased by the May day
depredations, ran wild on Wednesday,
throwing the citizens into consterna
tion. The city authorities became
aroused at last to the dangers con
fronting life and property, and i00 men
in arms were put in readiness to check
any indiscretions in w hich the mob
might indulge. The mayor issued a
proclamation warning all persons to
abstain from all acts of violence and
from assembling together for the pur
pose of riot and disorder. Maj'or Blee
also ordered the militia to be in readi
ness for any emergency which might
The crowd was crazy and was past
all control. Poles, Bohemians, Huns,
Slavs and a regular Babel of tongues
shouted orders and encouraged tho
rioters on to their work.
As a result of the day's depredations
six rioters have been arrested. One is
Tom Moore, a leading anarchist and a
dangerous fellow. He was captured by
Lieut. English while loudly urging his
cohorts to do all kinds of violence.
Cleveland Ilioters Subdued.
Clevflanh, O., May 4. Barring a
few spirited riots in different parts of
the city mob violence was brought to a
sudden termination here Thursday.
The breaking of the spirit of the law
less marauders is traced directly to one
source, and that is the fear of the law.
Thursda3' night, as on Wednesday
night, SU0 men slept in the military
armories or were within immediate call
of the field officers of the Fifth regi
ment, who themselves slept in the city
A Village Near Qncbcc Overwhelmed by
Quebec, Can., May 2. The inhabit
ants of St. Albans, an isolated village,
Friday night heard a terrific noise re
sembling the roll of thunder in the
distance. The soil vibrated and a
panic ensued. Near the parish
church is a curve in the River
St. Anne which makes a water
fall. The ground which stays the
formation on the right side gave way
and the earth and rocks filled a deep
gap of the falls, burying a wood-pulp
mill and blocking up the natural
channel of the river for 5 miles
to a depth of 17 feet, making
the water rise above tin; earth
walls. The water rushed down upon
the village, carrying away three
bridges and all the lumber booms.
Hundreds of cattle, horses, sheep
and pigs have perished, and in
the wreckage that lloats past the
poor brutes can be seen struggling
The piece of land which slid into the
river is about 1 mile long and 4 miles
wide. Five hundred thousand dollars
worth of property was destroyed and
twelve persons were killed.
Breckinridge' Life Threatened.
Pauls, Ky., May L-The postmaster
has pjaced in the hands of the judge
and sheriff an anonymous letter dated
and mailed in New York, giving him
warning not to let Col. Breckinridge
speak here May 7 uptm peril of a dyna
mite explosion intended to kill the
congressman and all who may be near
him. Some give it seious thought, but
others regard it as a harmless joka
Coxey aDd Ills Lieutenants Drought IS,
fore the liar.
Washington, May 5. Jacob S. Coxey
and his lieutenants, Carl Browne and
Christopher Columbus Jones, were star
attractions in the district police court
where they were arraigned for viola
tion of the capitol-ground9 act on
May 3. The courtroom was filled
with spectators, populist members of
congress constituting a notable part of
the assemblage. Attorneys Hymann
and Lipscomb appeared for the defend
ants in the preliminary proceedings
and raised the issue of constitutionality
of the law under which their clients
The point was argued at considerable
length by Senator Allen, of Nebraska.
Congress, he said, had no power to con
fer upon the vice president and the
speaker of the bouse the right to sus
pend the enforcement of the act, any
more than it had the right to confer
the power upon the czar of all the Rus
sian He denounced the courts for
assuming legislative functions. This
case, the senator declared, would
assume a national importance.
He quoted magna charta and
American revolutionary history and
declared that the arrest of the
defendants implied a denial of the
rights of peaceable assemblage and
petition. Those rights were implied in
the constitution as regarded every
spot in the District of Columbia just
as much as in California, Texas or
Judge Miller, after the arguments
closed, overruled the objections of
counsel for the defense to the informa
tion, the judge holding that the capitol
grounds act was constitutional. He
denied Coxey a special triaL
The court reassembled at 1:30 o'clock,
and after some delay a jury was select
ed and sworn. Assistant District At
torney Mullowney then addressed the
jury, explaining the charges against
Coxey, Browne and Jones, and the law
applicable to the charges.
Maj. Moore, the chief of police, in his
testimony repeated the conversation
with Coxey on April SO. when the gen
eral asserted his intention of carrying
out the programme of speaking from
the capitol steps. Mr. Lipscomb en
deavored to show by the major that the
capitol grounds had often been used for
similar purposes, but was overruled.
Des Moines, la., May 5. So far as
can be learned nothing more definite
has be.jn accomplished in the direction
of getting transportation for Kelly's
army. All sorts of rumors were afloat,
but none of them could be confirmed
when run down. It is known, however,
that the governor has been negotiat
ing with one road and an
other, but so far has failed, and de
clines to say just what the situation is.
The general impression prevails that
the army may be started over the Des
Moines & Kansas City road this morn
ing. A LOSG SHOWN.
Decrease in the Volume of Trade Attrib
uted to Striae.
New York, May 5. Bradstreet's re
view of trade says:
'The movement of general merchandise
throughout the country is smaller in volume.
Spring trade la finished, and orders for Jail de
livery are, with few exceptions, not mee tine ex
pectations. Jobbers in leading lines at almost
ail larger cities report sales almost without
exception as of a hand-to-mouth description.
The exmnsion of the coal and coke, strike, ac
companied by riots at Cleveland and Mfsaba.
has emphasized the depression. The indvstrial
situation, therefore, has not improved. Strikes
of Iron ore miners, amonsr the bulldmir trades,
with an extension of the coal miners' strike and
the almost total cessation of operations In
the coku regions, have swelled the total
number of idle industrial workers to fully 15.
JJ0. Shut-downs of industrial concerns, de
pendent on coke or soft coal for fuel, are in
creasing, notwithstanding an attempt of coal
operatives and operators to get together to ar
range a basis of settlement. Corn, oats, cot
ton, coffee and retlned sugar arc ail lower, and
wool and some varieties of woolens and cotton
roods heavy, with a marked tendency of quota
tions to weaken. Wheat scored its fifth, or sixth
lowest price on record during the crop year,
6ul,4 cents at New York. A relatively favorable
Industrial report comes from Detroit, where
there are lewer unemployed. Another con
trast is seen in New England shoe factories run
ning on short time, while at St. Lonls four
months' shipments are In excess of last year.
Transactions in wool have slackened and
prices of some grades are weaker. Saa Fran
cisco telegrams report a reviving, general trade,
now that much less damage is known to havo
been done to California wheat than was pre
viously asserted. Exceptionally favorable
crop reports are received from Nebraska."
IL G. Dun & Co. in their weekly re
view of trade, say: .
-The most encouraging sign is the marked
decrease in liabilities of tlrms failing, wnich
were only tl.44)5,4 for the last week of April,
ami for four weeks CH.r-Tuti, of which t'-i,-72i'--d
were of manufacturing and J4,
644,: 07 of trading concerns. Tho amount
of liabilities at the south was tilS,419.
against 43,111.032 in eastern and J-i09U,iiT in
western states. The failures this week have
been i33 in the United States, against 210 last
year, and thirty-live in Canada, against twenty
seven last year."
M ISSOURI BANK CLOSED.
First National of Sedalia Suspends Owing
to a "Fake" Telegram.
Sedalia. Mo., May 5. The First na
tional bank of this city, one of the old
est financial institutions in central
Missouri, failed to open its doors. A
notice was posted on the door notify
ing depositors of the suspension.
The bank lias a capital of 250,000,
and was supposed to have a re
serve fund of 23,000. The cause of the
suspension is attributed to loss of busi
ncss by the publication in a St Louis
paper several months ago of a "fake"
telegram from this city stating that
the bank had failed. Other banks be
came suspiciou-i and the standing of
the First national became impaired. It
is believed depositors will be paid in
HINTS ON THRIVING
IIe who can wait will win. Stick-to
it is the conqueror.
A great deal of water can be had
from a small pipe, if the bucket is al
ways there to catch it.
IIajid work is the grand secret of
success. Nothing but rags and pov
erty can come of idleness.
Alterative is not always improve
ment, as the pigeon said when she got
out of the net and into the pie.
Elbow grease is the only stuff to
Hake gold with. Shirt sleeves rolled
K lead on to the best broadcloth.
Ieath Cornel to Claim Two Prominent
Chicago, May 2. United States Sen
ator Francis B. Stockbridge, of Michi
gan, died at 7 o'clock Monday evening
at the home of his nephew, James S.
Houghteling, No. 27 Banks street, in
this city. The end came unexpectedly
while the senator was in his room with
When dinner was announced Mon
day he said he was feeling well and
asked his wife and the other members
of the family to go down to the meal,
as he would be all right with the nurse.
After they left he sat in his chair
looking over the paper and apparently
suffering no pain. After a time he arose
to walk across the room and was sud
denly seized with pains about the
heart. lie uttered no cry, but with
his hands clasped over his heart and
his face gray with pain he staggered
back to the chair he had just left.
Alarmed at the sudden change the
nurse notified the members of the fam
ily and Mrs. Stockbridge and Mr. and
Mns. Houghteling were quickly at his
side. He was unconscious and appar
ently dying. Dr. Henry Harper was
6ent for and when he arrived did what
he could, but the senator was beyond
the reach of medical science.
Kalamazoo, Mich., May 2. The
death of Senator Stockbridge caused
manifestations of sincere grief from
his many friends in this city, where
the senator was so generally beloved
for his sturdy character and open
handed generosity. His liberal gifts to
Kalamazoo college and the Young
Men's Christian association here will
remain as monuments to his great-hearted
Washington, May The news of
Senator Stockbridge's death was re
ceived in Washington with general sor
row. One of the most kindly and ap
proachable men in public life, be was
universally popular with his colleagues
and had a marked influence in the sen
ate. It has been known for some
months that he was in ill-health, but
there was no idea that he was in a dan
Funeral hen Ires Over the Remains of the
LJite tciiator Stockbridge.
Kalamazoo, Mich., May 4. The fu
neral of Senator Francis Stockbridge
took place at St. Luke's church at 4
p. m. Thursday with Rev. R. Ii. Clai
borne, the rector, officiating. The
congressional delegation arrived at
i noon, hx-henator 1 nomas . r erry
was also present. The pallbearers were
members of Orcutt post. G. A. 11. The
church was filled to its utmost capacity.
The funeral procession was "the largest
ever seen lice. The business houses
and factories closed at noon. The bur
ial was at Mountain Home cemetery,
across the street from the late senator's
Frank Hatton Dead.
Washington. May 1. Frank Hatton,
editor of the Washington Post, who
was stricken with paralysis last Tues
day in his office, died Monday afternoon
shortly after 4 o'clock. Ever since he
was prostrated his family and friends
had hoped that he might recover: but
on Friday au acute attack of Bright" s
disease occurred. Very few people
knew of his dangerous condition.
Every one was told of his encourag
ing symptoms. Therefore the an
nouncement of his death was quite as
great a shock as the announcement of
THE YAQUI INDIANS.
They Wreck Their Dire Vengeance I'pon
San Dikgo, Cal.. May S. News is re
ceived here that the Yaquis have once
more ambushed the Mexican soldiers
sent against them. Ex-Gov. Luis E.
Torres, general of the northern and
western departments of Mexico, had
an army of over 500 men, and the
plan was to dispose of the Yaquis ques
tion at once and forever.
On the afternoon of the fifth day of
the march the trail led the pursuers
into a long, deep, narrow defile in the
Sierra de BacateL The walls of the
canj-on were almost precipitous, rising
to a height in some places over
2,000 feet and covered with brush.
Half the dangerous locality had
been traversed with no sign of
life, when suddenly huge masses of
rocks and bowlders from the cliff near
ly 1,500 feet above came bounding
down upon the hemtned-in column,
crushing horses and riders into shape
less heaps. Higher and higher rose
the war cries of the well-armed Yaquis,
who now began firing volley after vol
ley directly into the struggling muss
below, where all was confusion.
As rapidly as possible the remnant
of the column fought its way back to
open ground, where its foe did not dare
to follow, and, after a brief rest,
dragged themselves back along the
route over which they hud marched so
cheerfully the day before.
The number of killed cannot be ac
curately stated, but out of the column
of 500 men it is said that at least 200
are either killed or wounded. An ad
ditional force of 2 vsilitia has been
organized in Ilermosillo, and the cam
paign against this party of reds will be
pushed vigorously. Torres himself and
a small party of soldiers retreated to
AFTER THE TOBACCO TRUST.
Attorney (ieneral Moloney, of Illinois, De
clares the Trust Illeirul.
Chicago, May 1. Attorney General
Molone' has rendered a decision declar
ing the American Tobacco company, a
combination of Virginia, North Caro
lina, Rochester, N. Y., and New York
city tobacco houses, organized under
the laws of the state of New Jersey, to
be a trust doing business in violation of
the laws of the state of Illinois, and
announced that he will tile a bill in
chancery against the company and 200
leading business men, of Chicago, who
are acting as its agents. He says that
the concern is one of the most ingeni
ous, and at the same time odious,
dangerous, and gigantic trusts in the
A report on the valuation of building
stones produced in the United States
during 1S93 shows a decrease of over
13,000,0C0 from that of l&i2.
Strike on the Creat Northern Settled by
St. Paul, Minn., May 3. After be
ing tied up for eighteen days almost
completely from end to end, the Great
Northern railway system will now
resume work, the great ctrike be
ing declared off Tuesday night.
It is practically a victory for
the American Railway union and
President Debs, although the com
mittee from the commercial bodies
of the two cities was largelj- responsi
ble for the result The governor had
tried mediation, suggesting arbitration,
but his action did not meet with
success and two other similar at
tempts to bring about arbitration
failed. The union leaders claimed
that their demands were just and did
not admit of arbitration, but they final
ly said they were willing to have the
matter submitted to the citizens' com
mittee and would be governed by their
Finding: of the Arbitrators.
The following is the decision of the
"Vhereas, At a Joint rceetlnp held this day
between the management or the Great North
ern railway, its employes and this committee
of arbitration, at least DO per cent, of the dilTer
ence In wai;es in controversy were amicably
settled between the company and its em
ployes, now, after hearing the statement sub
mitted by the parties in interest, we End as a
result of our deliberations that 75 per cent of
the reduction in wages made since August, 193,
of all other clashes of men w hose claims were
submitted to us should be restored."
There was great rejoicing at Grand
Forks, N. D., when news of the settle
ment of the strike reached there, and
the men at once returned to work.
Labor's May Iay In New York.
New York, May 3. Labor had its
annual May day demonstration Tues
day night. Fifteen thousand work
men, including 500 women, assembled
in Union square, where speeches were
made and general but orderly enthusi
asm prevailed. The stars and stripes
were carried by nearly every delega
tion. THE M IN KIIS.
One Hundred and Mxty-Five Thousand of
Them Strike for Living: Va;c.
Columbus, O., May 4. The great
miners' strike is spreading, and reli
able information received by President
McBride is to the effect that 5,000 more
miners are out now than ever before
since the strike was inaugurated.
There are now 105,000 men in voluntary
idleness as a result of the strike for
Pana. 111., May 3. As a result of the
arrival here of the body of union min
ers from Taylorville and Edinburg
Tuesday night the miners held a mass
meeting Wednesday morning, which
was largely attended, and a strike was
declared at the four mines of Pana by a
two-thirds majority. Mayor Hayward
has issued a proclamation warning
the strikers not to interfere with any
one desiring to work and that he would
use all of his official power to give sucli
An Interstate Conference.
Pittsburgh, Pa., May 5. Coal mine
operators from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio
and Pennsylvania met in this city
Thursday and decided to take steps to
settle the strike. After a conference
among themselves they sent for the
miners' officials. With the latter they
talked the situation over and agreed
upon a joint call for an interstate con
ference to be held in Cleveland May 15.
The call is as follows:
"To the Operators and Miners of the Bitumin
ous Mines of the United States: A meeting
w ill le ht Id in Cleveland. O.. Tuesday, May 15.
at 2 o'clock p. til., to take such action as niay
be deemed wise to bring about an adju.stme.'it
of the differences that exist between the oper
ators and the miners in the varions states. AU
operators and miners are invited to attend the
The call is no half-way measure. It
was drawn up by President McBride,
in accordance with the wishes of the
operators, and signed by all present.
Hecidod to Strike.
Otii mwa. Ia., May 5. Miners in con
vention at Albia, by a vote of 05 to 55,
ordered a strike. This will take ou'
Trouble in the Mesaha Itantro.
Dilvtii, Minn., May 5. Fifteen hun
dred miners, mostly Finlanders, nre
out. striking for SI. 50 a da3 They are
now receiving SI and ?1.25. The
strike began at the Friinklin mine,
300 men going out. They drove the
men out at the Oliver, Norman, Iron
King and Mountain Iron mines.
At one of the mines the magazine was
broken opn and forty kegs of powder
and some dynamite stolen.
THEY FAVOR SILVER.
United States Senators Send a Cablegram
to the Loudon Illniotallic Conference.
Washington, May 5. Following is a
copy of a cablegram sent to the lord
mayor of London. apropos of the
bimetallic.conference held in that city,
hy several United States senators:
We desire to express our cordial sympathy
with the movement to promote the restoration
of silver by international agreement, iu aid of
which we understand a meeting is held under
your lordship's presidency. We believe the
free coinage of both pold and silver by interr.a
tioniil agreement at a fixed ratio would secure
to mankind the blessing of a suftlcieut volume
of metallic mouey, and, which is hardiy less
important, secure to the world of trade im
munity from violent exchange fluctuations."
The document was signed by Sena
tors John Sherman, W. B. Allison, D.
W. Voorhecs, George F. Hoar, Nelson
W. Aldrich, David B. Dill, Edward Mur
phy, A. P. Gorman, O. II. Piatt. Calvin
Brice, Joseph M. Carey, William Frye,
C. K. Davis, S. M. Cullom, Henry Cabo6
Thirteen .Miners Killed.
Hamburg, April SO. While sixteen
miners were descending the shaft of a
coal mine at Boies de Luc, near
Mons, the cable broke and the cago
containing the men was precipitated to
the bottom of the shaft. Thirteen of
the men were killed outright and the
other three were fatally injured.
Prominent Kentut-klan Hies.
Colorado Springs, CoL, May L
Slaughter Bassett, a well-known min
ing broker, and belonging to one of
the best-known families in Kentucky,
died Monday night from the effects of
a fractured skulL He was thrown
from a horse Friday moruiug.
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