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HIBERNIANS BECIN WORK
Business Sessions of the Convention Formally
Commenced Yesterday ,
BISHOP SCANNELL TO. THE DELEGATES
Welcomed to the City nnd Hidden to Work
to tlio Glory of thn Onlrr Standing
Committee * J amed Tlioso
The delegates and visitors to the national
convention of the Ancient Order of Hiber
nians were astir at nn early hour yesterday
morning and at 8.30 o'clock the Second
Infantry band took Its station at the head ot
a , procession destined for St. John's collegl-
oto church , where mass was rolebratcd nnd
A sermon delivered by Bishop Scanncll. Fol
lowing the band came a company of the
Catholic Knights of America with green
plumes on their helmets and their neat
fitting unlformn glittering with gold lace.
After the knights came the delegates four
abreast , a fine body of men decorated with
the souvenir badge of the convention , and the
badges of their various states. The entrance
to the church was decorated with the na
tional colors and souvenir programs with
the gretlng , "Caed Mllle Fallthc , " were dis
When the services began the church was
packed to the doors nnd on overflow stood
on the sidewalks. The grand altar was In
a. blao of candles nnd tha services were con
ducted with nil the solemnity and magnifi
cence which characterises high mass In this
church. The officiating clergjmcn were :
Kev. E. D. Kelly. S. J. , celebrant ; Ilov.
II. G. Ottlng , S. J. , deacon ; Rev. Joseph
Ollllck , S. J. , subdeacon ; Rev. James Hoeffer ,
8. J. , assistant priest ; Rev. Joseph Illgge , S.
J. , first deacon of honor ; Rev. J. P. Francis ,
S. J. , second deacon of honor ; Rev. J. B. Do
Bhryver , S. J. , first master of ceremonies ;
Prof. William Mitchell , S. J. , second master
A number of other visiting priests were
Incident to the service St. John's choir ,
with Mr. J. A. Schenck at the organ , sung
the following program :
Kyrle Hnjdn's Second Mnss
Gloria Clmarosa's Military Mass
Soprano Solo El In Cnrnatus
. . . . .T. Mrs. U A. Cudahy
Tenor Solo O Salutarls Glorz a
Captain John Klnzle.
Bane tin Haydn
Agnus Del Huydn
ADDRESSED BY THE BISHOP.
Bishop Scanncll's address was ns follows :
I extend to * he representatives of the An
cient Order of Hibernians a cordial welcome
to Omaha , and I do It with mijch pleasure ,
because I believe I am In the presence of
mon who hnvo In view a lofty purpose and
are guided by safe and sound principles.
Your purpose Is to keep alive the memories
of a past that Is dear to jou and to iccall
deeds and virtues that are worthy of Imita
tion ; and that jou may do so safely and
profitably you put jourselves under the guid
ance of holy church ; you ask her blessing
pnd you promise to obey her laws. In unit
ing for a purpose so noble you n\nll your
selves of a right which the law of nature
Itself guarantees to jou. Men may form as
sociations or societies for the attainment of
lawful ends , nnd It is manifest that the In
terests , for example , of religion , of race or
nationality , of language and of many tem
poral concerns may be better promoted by
united than by Individual efforts. Moreover
men of the same race nro nnturnlly drawn
together. The bonds which unite them are
strong oius. They have much In common ;
they are marked by the same racial 01 na
tional peculiarities ; they have a character
istic temperament ; they share In the same
traditions , and they are co-heirs of the deeds
and virtues ot their forefathers. It Is there
fore natural that they should bo drawn to
gether and should seek to bind themselves
to what Is good and great In the past. Nor
Is this In any way Inconsistent with the
duties which they ns citizens ewe to their
countiy ; Indeed It Is a guarantee that those
duties will be all the more loyally performed.
As that man is little likely to be a model
husband or a good father who has no love
for his parents or respect for their memo
ries , so we may well doubt the lojalty of
thoao who nro lacking In veneration for the
past. Ho who conceals his origin , however
humble It may be , who disassociates himself
from his race and denies his honest fore
fathers Is without nobility of soul and will
bo a poor citizen In the day ot need. The
conduct of such a man Is unnatural.
LOVE OF NATIVE LAND.
Aa long as men have human hearts and
human affections they will venerate the
places In which they themselves or their
rthcrs and mothers were ctadled ; they
will keep sacred the memories that cluster
around the ancestral homo ; they will love
the ancient tongue ot their fathers. The
captive Jews wept by the rivers ot Babylon
when they thought ot their beloved Zlon ,
because they had human hearts. The
Frenchman speaks with pride of beautiful
France , the German of his Fatherland , the
Scotchman of his homo In the Highlands
and the englishman ot Old England , be
cause they are mon and their hearts are
human. And for the same reason does the
Irishman think with affection ot Down-
Patrick and Klldaro and Glcndaloiigh
and Gougano Barra. If these affec
tions and memories Interfered In any
way with the duties and affections
which as cltkens jou ewe to tliu
United States , then Indeed they would bo
deserving of censure. But such Is not the
caso. Veneration for the past Is one thing ,
civil nUegianca Is qulta another thing. The
citizens of this country ewe no allegiance
to Franco or Germany , England or Ireland.
They ewe It to the United States. And the
allegiance which they owe Is an undivided
iicgianco. And In the dlschatgo of the'lr
duties as citizens they should not remem
ber that they are of French or German or
Irish extraction , but only that they are
Americana , Doubtless these traditions of
the past union1 ? the different races that
make up our population will bciomo weaker
nj generation succeeds generation , but
just ns It would not bo proper to make
efforts to keep alive racial differences among
1 our people , so neither would It bo wise
to do violence to feelings that have their
cent deep In the human heart. Time will
equalha air things ; though I trust U will
never cause us to forge' what was good
nnd great In the past. To the honor ot
Irishmen and at the descendants of Irish
men , bo It said that they are not unmind
ful of the land of their fotcfnthcrs , Wher
ever their lot may bo cast In the cities
of England , under those western skies , be
neath the Southern Cross or the burning
BUIIB ot India they often visit In spirit
the green fields and puiplo hills of Ireland ,
They picture to themselves the ruins of
the churches and religious houses which
peak of the daja when Ireland merited
the nama ot Island ot oalnts and Scholars ,
They think , too , of that long dark night
ot Eortow and Buffering Illumined only by
the glorious fidelity of a people to princi
ple , to conscience and to God , In thus
coins back to the past jou learn what It Is
that constitutes the true greatness ot a
people. Do notthink that It consists In
armies and battleships. These things ore
but the evidences of barbarism and of man's
inhumanity to man. Nor does It consist
In material prosperity , for a prosperous
people may be rude and selfish und cruel ,
but It consists ' In being Just and
kind and true and steadfast and holy.
ANCESTRY IS HONORED.
You may safely go back to the past , for
you will find there forefathers who , were not
unworthy ot you. Many of them Indeed had
their faults. They were not always wise ;
they made their mistake ! and they suffered
. for thorn. But they were withal true and
brave and unselfish ; they were men ot prin
ciple ; and they were faithful ( o their prln-
elplet ; anil they knew how to die ( or them.
You do TV ell to keep nllvo the memories of
such a past ; jon. do well to recall the deeds
of your forefathers , to remember that they
were great among the very great great In
the sanctity of their lives , great In moral
qualities , great In Intellectual gifts they
were great an poets , ns orators , ns statesmen ,
as leaders of men ; nnd nil this they were
even In the dark nnd evil dnja. You nro the
heirs of those forefathers , you ha\o In
herited their crnmiile , you have Inherited
their gifts of mind and body , nnd you hnvo
that which they had not yon have liberty.
With liberty what may you not accomplish ?
Do not talk of opposition , or prejudices , or
bigotry. These nro but paltry obstacles In
the path of men who have high alms and
upright principles. He true to yourselves ,
be true to the traditions ofyour race , be
upright , be honest , be religious and you will
have nothing to fear. The world rccognbes
true merit , and though It docs not always
love It , It Is forced In the long run to do It
Let your ambition be not to repress , not
to antagonize others , but to promote the
welfare of your follow cltlrens of every race
and class. Forget the bitterness nnd the
animosities of the past ; forget Its Injustice ,
too. For my part I do not think the Eng
lish people , as a people , should bo held re
sponsible for the crimes that were com
mitted In their name. Either they were Ig-
'iiorant of their true character or they were
helpless to prevent them. They themselves
have been the victims of a long oppression.
You must wish them well , for true charity
Is universal. To both the English and Irish
people there Is now visible the dawn of a
better day. As citizens support only good
men and good measures lie the uncompro
mising opponents ot whatever Is Injuilous to
the public welfare , no matter by what man
or party It may be recommended. Love
honor and virtue more than class or party.
And as bad men may be found everywhere ,
bo on jour guard against those men of Irish
blood who are sordid or dishonest or In
temperate or dlsreputabU Such men dis
honor the memory of their forefathers , re
flect discredit on the religion which they pretend
tend to profess , and bring disgrace on the
Irish race. Have no place In your ranks for
those who are always dragging their race
and their religion Into the political arena for
their own selfish ends. Such men are likely
to be without religious convictions or moinl
principles. They nro Impostors who will be
tray their fellow citizens and prove false to
their trust. Cast them out from among you.
Let the Ancient Order of Hibernians have
for Its watchword "God and Countiy" Let
it be alvvavs true to these and It will pro
mote the spiritual and temporal Interests of
Its members and the welfare of this great
ALL DELEGATES PRESENT.
The work of the convention began at noon
yesterday , when National Delegate Wllhero
called the convention to order.
It was found that all the states and terri
tories were represented with the exception
of Oregon , Arkansas , Nevada and the Dis
trict of Columbia. At the last minute the
Montana delegation , consisting of Judge
Flt/gerald , John McGlll , J. W. Gllligan and
D. J. Hcnnessiey , put In an appearance. They
had been delayed on the road , but came Into
the meeting to receive appointments on the
various committees .
After calling the meeting to order Manns
O'Donnell of Columbus , 0 , was elected otn-
clai stenographer and Charles J. Blgley of
Philadelphia assistant secretary. Father
Slattery of Albany , N. Y. , delivered the In
The following delegates were appointed as
the committee on credentials :
Judge M. T. Shine , Kentucky , chairman ;
P. K. Brennan , P. J. Carr , P. J. Mclnery , J.
P. Cunningham , 0. J. Hession , M. A. Buttl-
men , A. Vaughey , M. D. Pansier , D. Maher ,
J. J Shannon , P. W. Mulqueeny , J. L.
Kenny , P. J. Murphy , M. I" . Claie , O'B. J.
Atkinson , F. P. Kcrvlck , Joseph McGrane , J.
W. Gllligan , Ed Ryan. A. N. Madden , R.
Hogarty , P. J. Egan , J. H. Conwny , C.
O'llrlen. F. Canning , F. J. Deveraux , P.
Boyle , P. J. Scully , R. H. Donahue , M. J.
Marsh. R. F. Murphy , F. W. Rellly. J. P .
Martin , James McConnell , Timothy Drlscoll ,
J. P. Mullnney , John Hay , R. Kevs.
While the committee was at work speeches
were made by Father O'Sulllvan of Chicago ;
Father Haley of Broken Bow , Neb. ; Father
Schmidt of Council Bluffs , Father Morlarty
of South Omaha , Father Hayes of Nebraska ;
Father Fitzgerald of Minnesota , Father Ker-
vlck , state secretory ot Minnesota , und
Father Delehanty of Wyoming.
The committee on credentials reported fav
orably on all the delegates , and the commit
tee on rules reported the adoption of the
rules under which they conducted their de-
ll'utratlons nt New Orleans two years ago.
A committee- consisting ot ( he national di
rectors was appointed to revise and amend
the constitution and by-laws and present the
same to the convention for consideration to
day.An Invitation from the local committee of
arrangements for the delegates to participate
in the parade this afternoon was accepted.
A resolution piovidlng for a sifting com
mittee , consisting of Patrick O'Neill of Phil
adelphia , Kllroy of Lincoln , and Congress
man Weadock of Michigan , was appointed *
to handle the resolutions that may be offered.
NAMED THE COMMITTEES.
The following committees were then named
and the convention adjourned In order to
allow them to organize nnd prepare their
reports for today's session :
Committee on Rules of Order T. Sullivan ,
New York , chairman ; P. Brennan , B. White ,
Peter Walsh. John Walsh , T. J. King , A. J.
Gouley , D. MiGlonn , M. J. Murphy , A. J.
Norton , T. F. Lannon , D. J. O'Neill , II. T.
Gallngher , T. A. Sullivan , W. B. Mnhoney ,
D. Lynch , J. H. Nlghtlngnle , J. S. Hynes , ,
T. I ) . FlUgcrnld. R. O'Keefe , J. J. Doyle.
O. Fearon , T. Sullivan , J. C. Powers , A.
McAndrows , J. A. Sullivan , F. J. Deveraux ,
P. Hackett , R. McDee , P. H. Donohuo , M.
J. Marsh. J. P. Clark , W. D. Brown. P.
Cassldy , James McConnell , T. Drlscoll , J. P.
Multancy , John Hey , Rqdmond Ko > s.
Committee on Standing of the Order P.
Brennan , B. White. T. M. Donohue. T. F.
O'Rourko , M. A. Buttlmcr. J. F. Brennan ,
E. Collins , P. B. Murphy , J. Murphy , James
Colcman , John Brefn , J. L. Kenney , J. F ,
A'Hern. J. Ford , William O'Rcagan , J. Ken
nedy , R. Donnelly , J. W. Ollllgan , John
Nunglo , S. McCarthy , R. Hegarty , John Lln-
nhnn , B. J. O'Connor , J , T. Flanery , J. A ,
Sulilvnn , F. J. DeverauP.'Hachott , R. Mo-
Cune , P. H. Donahue , M. J. Maish , T. F.
Owens , J , A. Duffy , J , Dclalmnty , James
McConnell , T. Drlscoll , J. P. Mullancy ,
John Hey , R. Keys.
Committee on Auditing P. Brennan , P. J.
Carr , William H. McUrce. J. Walsh , T. J.
King , T. J. O'Brien , R. W. Colcm.ui , F. J.
Hannlgan , J , P. Howard. W , J. Thompson ,
P. W. Mulmietny , T. A. Sullivan , M. J. Mur
phy , James. MeKenna , J. A , O'Sluughnessy ,
Joseph Mclnery. J. W. Ullllgan. T. I. Kclll-
hcr , James H. Jo > ce , Thomas C'rowluy , P. R.
Murphy. John Hecnan , 0. C. Markey. F. J.
Deveraux , P. Bojle , P. J. Scully , P. II. Don-
ahuc , M. J , . Marsh , R. F. Murphy , J. J. Connolly
nelly , Thomas Smjthe , James McConnell , T.
Drlscoll , J. 1 * . Mullancy , John Hey , R. Keys.
Committee on Resolutions P. Brcnntn ,
B. White , P. J ! McKnery , James P. Dree ,
0. J. Hession , P. J. O'Connor , T. B. Fhnna-
gen , J. W. O'Hara , F. B. Sharon , John Don-
nell. H. T. Gallagher , J , B. FInan , T. J.
Slattery , Thomas Weadock , J. F. Leonard ,
Joseph McGrane , T. D. Fitzgerald. J. A.
Kclvey , J. J. Doyle , A. J. Brady , M , McGown ,
Manus O'Donnoll , P. O'Neill. J. A , Sullivan ,
F. J. Daveraux , D. Hackott , P. J. Scully ,
P. II. Donahue , M. J , Marsh , W. 12. Wcaso ,
E , Horan , T. Dcmpsey. James McConnell ,
J. T. Noonan , J. p. Mullanoy , John Hey ,
Committee on Foreign Relations P.
Brennan , P. J. Carr , J. J. Rice , John
Walsh , E. F. Cain. C. P. Johnson , L. Hen
ley , W. C. Wade , D. H. Sullivan , J. J.
Shannon , M. J. Cuslck. D. B. Hagcrty , H.
T. Gallagher. T. A. Sullivan , J. W. Glenn ,
R. U. Bolger , James H. Burns , D , ' 0. C.
Tracey , J. Mcdlll. J Rush. F. McCarthy ,
J. J. Clancy , P. McGuIre , P. J. McKcmra ,
J. Madden , F. J. Deveraux , P , lloylo , H.
McCuo. P. H. Donahue. M. J. Marsh , T.
F. Owen , John Noonan , J. P. Martin , James
McConnell , J. P , Mullancy , John Hey , R.
Committee on Rltiml-P. Brennan , B
White. W. H. McGeo. B. Burns. T. J. King ,
A. J. Gouley. Alex Vaughey. M. J. O'Rellley.
Dan Reynolds , J. P , Buttcrly , M. J , Cuslck ,
( Continued on Second Puce. )
NOT DEMOCRATIC ENOUGH
Strange Objection Raised to Measure in the
BUDGET BILL A DANGER TO THE MINISTRY
John Ilrdmoml'n I'alllifiil Nine Vote
the McitMirn nnd Sctcrnl llngltflti Ituil-
Iculfl Will Not Support It Can
Just .Strapo Through.
LONDON , May 8. The Parnellltcs have
decided to vote bodily against the second
reading of the budget bill , three or four lib
erals Intend to abstain ( rom voting nnd three
nationalists are HI , In addition the govern
ment anticipates the defection of Mr. Wil
liam Saundcrs , a radical , and Mr. James
Kelr Hardle , who Is classed as "n democrat
nnd n socialist. " Thus It Is that the govern
ment Is relying upon a majority of only ten
or twelve votes.
The conservatives predict Hint the govern
ment will be unable to carry the budget bill
through the committee stngo where its fate
Is believed to rest. They also predict that
If the budget bill pats.'s Its second reading
on Thursday next Its majority will not ex
Mr. T. P. O'Connor In the Sun says that the
Irish have no need to be appealed to , but
he adds that the liberal party requires to
bo iallied. Mr. O'Connor also says that If
the government has not the necessary
strength to continue In ofllcc It must limp
through the session and then ought to re
The Chronicle expresses n fear that the
government Is approaching the stage be
yond which It will be Impossible to go , and
advises the Immediate calling of n mass
meeting of Its supporters to decide which
of Its measures shall be thrown overboard
In order that the others may bo proceeded
The Westminster Ga/ctte and other liberal
papers comment on the situation In a simi
lar strain , though In somewhat milder lan
IMUVKN rilOM SANTA ANA.
Snlvnilorliui Rebels Are Now Making n
. Stand nt Ojn del ARIIII.
SAN SALVADOR , May 8. The rebels are
retreating from Santa Ana and , It Is re
ported , Intend'to seek refuge In Honduras.
GUATEMALA , May S The rebels In Salvador
vader , defeated at Santa Ana , arc said to
have made a fresh stand at OJa del Agua.
The government of Guatemala ofllclally de
nies that it has given any aid to the rebels
or has token any hand In promoting the
AUTHORITIES ! ILAMiU. :
Colliipso of a IMcr at ISrahllvo Duo to Neg
ligence Twenty lloillra round.
BRAIIILVO , Roumanla , May 8. The dis
aster at the landing stage on April 30 , when
a large number of holiday makers were
thrown Into the water bv the giving way
ot the pier , was due to the most culpable
negilgenco on the part of the authorities.
Only twenty bodies have so far been re
covered , and It will bo many dajs before
the list is completed.
.Still Drmuiuling 11 civ's liitr.ulltlon.
PARIS , May 8. The Matin reports that the
government maintains Its demand for the
extradition of Dr. Cornelius Hcrz , the
Panama lobbyist , from England , In splto of
the fact that the courts have accepted the
offer of the latter to reimburse the liquidator
of the Panama Canal company the sum of
1,600,000 francs , which sum together with
other large sums which are to bo reimbursed
by the executors of Baron de Relnach and
M. Eiffel , are , it Is reported , to be devoted
to a resumption ot the work upon the
Mux I.ob.iiulyVitluti i\\s IIU Suit.
PARIS , May 8. M. Ma-c Lebaudy has
withdrawn his forgery suit against Count
Elle do Tallyrand-Peilgord , son of the Prin
cess do Sngan. It Is added that all losses
sustained by M. Lebaudy have been reim
bursed to him. As already announced , the
Princess do Sagan offered to reimburse M.
Lebaudy If ho would abstain from prose
cuting her son , and If the latter would
consent to waive his holrshlp to the family
honors In favor of his brother.
mutiny AIUIHIJ ; Nluirugu.iu Soldiers.
MANAGUA , Nicaragua , May 8. Armed
forces have been sent to Leon to suppress
a local uprising there. There is great dis
satisfaction In the army on account of the
government's failure to pay the troops. The
mutinous spirit Is spreading.
Dun MuHt Walt Until Mio\v rilos.
LONDON , May 8. The Sporting Life says :
Ted Prltchard states he will not bo piepared
to accept the offer of the Olympic club for
a fight with Dan Creedon until December.
Trying Oeriimn and Spanish McrclmnU.
TEGUCIGALPA , May 8. The government
Is trying now to arrange n loan of $500,000
among the German und Spanish merchants.
Will Try to Unltu tlio South Dakota Ro-
jmbllciuiH and I'onullsts.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D. , Muy 8.-SpecIal (
to The Bee. ) Senator K > le has been In
this city for the past two days and white
here tnlke < l on political subjects. The fol
lowing can be logically dedueul from
what the senator siild : Ostensibly he Is In
South Dakota to investigate inatteiu in
rcfeience to Indlnn tlepicitations. He will
no doubt look nfter these matters to the
satisfaction of congiess , but v. hlle here he
will endeavor to effect a coalition between
the populists anil republicans for the pur
pose of putting a Lompiomlso senatorial
candidate In the Held.
From lepoits all over the state Senator
Pettlgrevv will hnvo to contest every inch
of the ground before ho will be returned to
congress. All pai lies ure disposed to con
cede that the populist vote this year will
be heavier than ever before , and the
chanter nre In favor of the populists send-
intr enough mumbei.s to the next legisla
ture to hold the balance of power. Rob
ert Buclnumn , edltoi of the South Dakota
State Foium , published here , of whom It
IIUH been paid thnt he vvus a candidate for
gubeinntorial honors this fall , IH Senator
Kilo's choice for Pettlgievv's successor.
The fact that Mr. Uuclmnnii has recently
assorted through the lolumiiH of his popu
list paper thnt hu was not a candidate for
Rovt-inor , might Indicate that he nnd Mr.
Kyle understand eiwh other In the matter
of whom the lattci gentleman wants us his
In nn Interview the senator would not ad
mit that there vvnu any move In that dliec-
tlon , but the report thnt ho would mnko a
llrst i ate cnndldnto seemed to please him ,
nnd It Is easily infcried from his remarks
that he would cladl" accept the nomina
tion and point to his clean record as a-
congressman ns a reupon why the populists
should nil stand by him.
DIi-il by Ills O n Hiinil.
LEAD CITY. S. D. , May S.-dpeelnl ( Tele
gram to The Bee-Tho coi oner's Jury In
the case of Charles A. Beigdahl , who vjns
found dead In bed Sunday morning' , found
that his death resulted from an overdose
of cocaine administered by his own hand.
The deceased lately located here , coining
from Omaha , and leaves a family at Leon ,
ir. .s. 4 > K. t'av iiK.ELjaTiit.
Chlefi of Police Meet In St. I.ouU In Annual
bonloii anil Honor Onmlm's Officer.
ST. LOUIS , May 8. The annual meeting
ot the National Union of Chiefs of Police
began hero today with an attendance of
sevent > "llve members. The meeting was
called to order by President W. 8 , Seavey
of Omaha , who responded to an address of
welcome delivered Uy Mayor C. P. Wald-
bridge. Heading of the president's and
secretary-treasurer's reports was followed
by the appointment of committees und other
A number of recommendations were made
by the president In his address. The next
order of business vvn the election of olll-
cers for the cnsulnir yenr President Sen-
vcy of Omaha nnd Secretary Cnrr of Grand
Itnpklo , Mich , word ro-oiectcd. On mo
tion of Major McClauahrcy the N'ntlonnl
Police Reporter , published at Omnhn , was
mndc the olllclnl or nn of the union.
A lengthy dlsciifslon of the trump ques
tion In nil Its iihasea followed nnd nil ad
journment until tomorrow was then taken.
HOTJ'.r , .1/KAVJ COA I7J.VT/O.V.
Onicrr * I'llc Thrlr Report * Shotting- the
Association In I lotirUhlni ; .
DENVER. Mny 8. The fifteenth minimi
meeting of the Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit
association vvns untied to order nt 3:30 :
o'clock nt the Windsor hotel. The mtmbers
of the association were welcomed by 12. j\ .
Tlmyer of the Colorado Hotel association.
Piesldcnt Jncque" , who called the meeting
to order , responded nnd followed with n
statement of the membership , which lian
Incieased during the year , nnd with a.
compnrluon on the benefits It offois and
the low cost compared with other asso
ciations of a similar chninctcr. The as
sociation now hns 1,039 members , and the
average cost of Insurance during the pist
year hnH been W.7i per Jl.OOO. There nre
sixty-nine applications for mi'inbuishlp
The secrotnry nnd treasurer's repoit
showed n bnlanrc on May 1 , ISDt. of $ UC28 ;
receipts , j2uU93 ; disbursements , JJ5l.'O , leav
ing a balance on hand of 10,29 ! .
After nn nvocutlve pension the bonnl of
directors cnlleil n mooting at which it vvaH
decided to call a special meeting at Chicago
cage on Mny 18 for the election of olllcera
nnd the transaction of other business , thlfi
being necessary owing to a recent change
In the Insurance laws of the state of Illi
nois , under which the association Is Incor
13. A. Tlmyer nnd Walter Barnes received
a unanimous recommendation for the po
sitions of president nnd secretary respect
President 13. L Mcnlnlteld extended nn
Invitation In the name of the New York
Hotel association to hold the nl\tcentli an
nual meeting in 1SS5 In New York City.
The ladles attended n theater party nnd
upon their return at J1.30 were tendered a
banquet , about 100 attending. The legulnr
banquet was h ld nt the Hi own Pnluce at
9 o'clock , 2TO being present. President W.
L. Jacques presided.
Conditions Tavornblo for Crops Kxicpt on
the rnrltloi Const.
WASHINGTON , Mny 8 The vventher
bureau , In Its report of weather crop con
ditions for the week ending May 7 , sajs the
week was warm nnd the weather conditions
were favoiable for growing crops In all
sections cast of the Rocky mountains. The
week was cool on the Paclllc const , except
over the Intel lor vnllejs , where hot nnd dry
wenthei proved unfavorable to liny , stain
and pastures. There Is ample molstuie In
the spring wheat region and In the states
of the Missouri valley. There was a total
absence of ralu In Cftllfoinln and only
light showers on the Paclllc const. Theie Is
a slight deficiency of i.ilnfnll In portions of
Nebraska , Kansas and western Texas. In
California , the seahon has been unusually
dry , and the grains and pastures have been
very much Injuied by diouth , but the north
Pacific coast states ha\e been more favored ,
nnd there hns been a Might excess of niln-
fall over Washington and Oregon since
, DES MOINES , May S This week's ciop
bulletin says : The past week has been
generally favorable for crops All vegeta
tion has been pushed rapidly ; small ginln
and grass , vvjiere there Is a good stand ,
never looked more , promising oi the close
of the Hist week In Mav. Good progress
has been made In planting corn. Taking
Uie state ns a whole , planting Is about one-
half completed , and the conditions nre fa
vorable for a good stand. An increased
acreage of potatoes has been planted.
Cripple. Creek's Army Starts K.ist on tlio
Missouri T < Hip.
PUEBLO , May 8 At C 30 this evening ns
an engine of the Denver & Rio Grande tall-
road was taking coal , the fireman being oft
the engine , It was suddenly surrounded by
fifteen of the men under General Sandrs
who came In Satuiday ns a Coxey bnnd.
Tltey took the engine and ran It
down to the Missouri Pacific yards , where
theie were six peal cais that had been left
there a short time before. The whole bind
boarded these cars , and attaching the Rio
Grande engine , stalled for the east nt a
lively gall. Four miles out they met nn en
gine which was coming In lor the purpose
of taking out a passenger train , as all rollIng -
Ing stock had been kept out of the town
since the Cripple Cicek army arrived. The
engineer icversed and Is keeping ahead of
the Industrials. The latter stopped their
train nt Boole and took coal and water.
The engines passed Nesesta , going fifty
miles un hour.
The superintendent has an engine nnd car
overturned In a cut at Olney so that the
runawa > s cnn get na furthei than that
point , and they may experience a collls'on.
A train will start from Pueblo tit 10 o'clock
with deputy marshals and thirty officers
to oveitnke the band. The seizure pie-
vented the movement ot United States
General SM cotlnnd Imprisoned ami IIU Com
mand Scattered by 1'ollce.
NEW YORK , May 8. Fifty-nine of the
sixty Coxejltes who form General Sweet-
land's Connecticut division of the army ,
arrived at the people's" party hcadqimtteis
tonight. Police Superintendent Byrnes
compelled them to abandon the inuich in a
body from the Hailcin ilvor to East Tenth
street , nnd to make kmatteis worse they
had no commanding i officer , for General
Svveetland was arrested by Captain Thomp
son of the Ttemont station , where lie was
confined for the night. The general In
sisted on his rights as a citizen and wanted
to fly the American fiag.
The utmost Indignation was exhibited by
the members of the people's party when
the news was made known A meeting of
the state committee Was at once held and
if solutions expressive jot Indignation weio
passed. The Central < Laboi union passed
The contingent will leave for Washington
on Thursday. Tomoirow a mass meeting
will be held nt the headquuiters of the
people's party , und will bo addressed uy
General Swcutlnnd after he Is teleascd und
by other promlm-nt men.
Attempt to AVrcck tbp Michigan I'cnltcn-
' tl try \\Uli lljminiltc.
JACKSON , Mich. , May S.-An attempt
was made last ovenlnu to blow up the
prison with dynamite. As the convicts
who were to be locked In the new west
cell block were marching to their cells
from nn evening meeting three of the con
victs , Edward Huntloy. sent from Detroit
for twenty > cars for .burglary ; John D.
Mann , sent from Grand Iloplds for fifteen
years for murder In the second degree ,
and Arthur Lawrence , sent from Eaton
county for ten y ars for burglary , made
a break from the ranks. One of them seized
the guard and another sprang up Into a
window and attempted to light a fuse con
nected with a dynamite bomb. The alarm
, vas given and Deputy Northrup and Cap
tain Htono arrived In time to quell the dis
turbance. Tha pilsoners were soon locked
In their cells. The warden says there had
been rumois of dynamite In the prison forever
over a year , but no trace of It could be
< JIXK" JJ/KS MiXr WKKK ,
Effort * to Secure n Commutation 1'ruiit rated
by Numerous 1'ollco Olllclub ) .
SYnACUSD , N. Y. , May 8.-Speclal ( Tele
gram to The Bee.i-Fenrful that Judge
Teller , counsel for ' 'Dink1' Wilson , who Is
to dlo In the electric chair next week at
Auburn for the murder of Detective James
Harvey , might succeed In his efforts for a
commutation to Imprisonment for life for
his client , the district attorneys have
today forwarded to Governor Flower some
very damaging allldaxita not put In on the
trial. They uro made by Policeman Maloney -
loney of Niagara Falls , who had a fuslludo
with "Dlnk'f and Charles Wilson at 3
o'clock on the morning after u burglary
had just been committed ; William A. 1'lnk-
erton of Chicago , seven ) policemen In Prov-
IdencR and Chief of Police llarrlgan of St.
Louis , all giving testimony of the reckless
and desperate cnatacter of the condemned ,
and Thomas J. Urmsby of Omaha , L-lvlim a
full and fearful history of the life and
crimes of "Dink" and Charles Wilson.
RATE WAR BECOMES SERIOUS
Moro Western Ronih Show a Disposition t <
Join in the Fight.
MAY BADLY CRIPPLE COUNTRY DEALERS
Frcali Meat nnd Lumber on the T.lnt thai
Stood the Cut Mlnsottrl Iaclllo ( letting
Into Deep Water Minor Rail
road Matter ! ) .
In connection with the rate on fifth clas :
matter and under , made Monday by the
Burlington to meet the cut In wcstboiitu
tariffs , ns announced by the Union Pacific
there was one significant feature of the Bur
llngton's new rate overlooked , the questlor
on fresh meat , which the B. & M. Indicated
that on and nfter Mny 10 would be 15 cent"
a hundred In car lots to nil Colorado common
points , ns against 60 cents , which , has been
the rate for n number of jenrs. At one
tlmo In the history of Colorado lines It was
75 cents , but this was jcars ago. The an
nouncement of this rate on the part of the
Burlington ucnt cold shivers up and down
the backs of the officials at Union Pacific
headquarters , for It was a blow that landed
Just about the cardiac region. The Im
portance of this cut may bo understood when
It means n saving of $70 per car between
Omaha and Colorado common points. The
announcement of the new tariff on the part
of the Burlington came too late jcstcrday
for the Union Pacific to get action , as As
sistant General Freight Agent Wood desired
to confirm the statement. Yesterday ,
however , the Union Pacific accepted the B.ur-
llngton's new tariff and will put the same In
effect May 11 , a day later than its ancient
But the loss to the Union Pacific at these
rates will be something tremendous In view
of the fact that to Colorado and Utah points
the "Overland" does half the haul In the
packing house product , westboundr The rea
son for this Is attributed by South Omaha
packers to the fact that the Union Pacific
brings into South Omaha large quantities of
hogs and cattle and the only way to gel even
Is to give the Union Pacific as much west
bound business as possible.
The startling nature of the cut does not
end here , however , as lumber Is Included In
the Burlington traffic , which quotes that
commodity nt 13'/4 cents from Missouri river
points , as against 18 cents , a 25-cent rate
being made from Chicago , as ngalnst 3G
cents. To add to the genernl contusion and
the chaos that now exists In freight circles
the Missouri Pacific announced that It would
use the 13cent rate as a basis to be ap
plied to Intermediate points In Nebraska and
There was a hasty conference of Burling
ton and Union Pacific freight people to ascer
tain what they had best do to protect the
Interests of Interior lumber dealers , as well
as protect the wholesalers and jobbers In
this city. After some talk It v.as decided
that the Interests of Omaha and Nebraska
needed protection and for the piesent the
Missouri Pacific will have to bear Its burdens
Should the Union Pacific and Bmllngton
decide , however , to follow the lead of the
Missouri Pacific and bring the Intermediate
points In both states Into the fight It would
moaUj heavy losses' to many.sinaH , dealers.
Many oTThe small lumlTcr yards are" carry
ing big stocks nnd should , the rate to Inter
mediate points bo made on the basis of 13'A
cents per 100 It would practically ruin hun
dreds of the merchant of the state. Hcre'n '
matters take on a serious character
and the Missouri Pacific will have to ex
plain very hard why It made such a rate.
For the tlmo being matters nre In n stnto
of rest , but the railroads have had a taste
of fight nnd they all show n disposition to
follow the Union Pacific to the end.
Mr. Crosby , speaking to n Bee reporter ,
said : "Theio was only one wny to get this
fight ended and that was to make a ruln-
ousiy low rate on westbound fifth class and
under , including fresh meat. For sixty dajs
thcro has been more or less demoralization
In freight rates , but the Colorado fight only
developed during the past fifteen days. So
far as following the Missouri Pacific In Its
Intermediate lates It would bs bad policy to
do so at this time. Wo have much more at
stake than they have and It won't bo
done unless It Is positively necessarj. Utah
rates will not be affected , ns things arc very
peaceable hit there. The length of tlmo the
cut will remain In force Is a question for
other roads to settle. We have bosn com
pelled to protect ourselves and we put In the
low rate to foico an issue. "
Assistant General Freight Agent Wood of
the Union Pacific remarked that Utah rates
would hardly come down , although thcio
was a growing uneasiness among business
men In Salt Lake in consequence of the
sjmpathy with Colorado. Mr. Wood , however -
over , would not allow the statement to go
uncontradlcted , that the Union Pacific did
half or oven n quarter of the westbound
packing house business. Ho was also In
favor of keeping the fight from touching
CUT SQUARELY IN TWO.
CHICAGO , Muy 8. ( Special Telegram to
The Bee ) Westbound freight rates were put
Into the hopper today nnd came out half
their previous size. From Chicago to the
MIssouit and from the Mississippi to the
Missouri all class and many commodity rates
were reduced an average ot more than CO
per cent. These nro far more Important
than those of 60 % per cent In Colorado
rado , as they cover many times the
amount In tonnage. But these
reductions are by no means the end. The
Alton contemplates corresponding reductions ,
castbouml , on many rates. If the Alton
does not make the reductions within forty-
eight hours some other line certainly will.
It was a hard matter for freight officials to
keep track of tlio situation yesterday. No
attention whatever Is paid to tariff. In this
kind of cut rate competition , the Atchlson ,
being in receivers' hands , was at a disad
vantage. It took the only means of meeting
the cut rates by Issuing , n tariff effective
Mny 12 , announcing tlio wholesale reductions
rated above. The reductions In chsa uites
are to the following figures , Chicago to the
Missouri river :
35 30 50 15 1214 15 12U 12'i ' 12i ! i : J
From Mississippi rivet points to Missouri
river points :
15 10 10 10 Vh 7'i 7'4 1V4 T4 Tj
From Pekln and common points to the
1 2'3 4 B AH CD n
25 20 15 12'i 10 ll'i 10 10 10 10
The enormous reductions will bo noted by
comparison with the following present tariff
rates to the Missouri :
A n G n n
73 CO 42 30 25 30 25 10 H',1 ' 16
and the following present tariff rates from
: ho Mississippi to the Missouri :
A 11 COR
K 41 32 25 20 22 > , 17j ( 15 12',4 ' 11
Other lines will meet these rates on May
12 and 13 , but It Is acknowledged on all sides
that they nro not low enough to meet cur
rent cut rates. There Is apparently no fig
ure at which some of the lines will stop In
their greed for business at any price.
TUUNK LING POOL COU'APSUD.
The cause of this unprecedented collapse
In rates comes wholly from the failure of the
Western Trunk Line pool to fulfill Us mis
sion. The pool went Into effect March l.and
anticipated a division of the traffic in prac
tically all western territory between Chicago
and the HocUlos , except on buMneus to Col
orado. The agreement to maintain
rates under the pool covered Colorado , however -
over , and It was believed an era of firm
rates would result. By the middle of March
tt was manifest that rates to Colorado were
almost as badly manipulated as ever. The
Missouri Pacific was charged with leading
In this demoralltatlon. When the figures
were completed for the first uettlement
under the pool the Missouri Pacific vvaa
[ ound to have taken much more than Its
ngreed share of the business. To the sur
prise of other members It refused to timkc
good the proportions of the other lines ,
This of course broke up the pool nt once ,
nnd the lilies began scrambling tor buslnus !
nt nny rate which would secure It.
jAfi.v/itt : < ) 70 jiKKr.ir AT. I'.ivr. .
Delegates of thn Brotherhood ( lathering
home of HIM llnMnr i.
ST. PAUL , May S. The natloml conven
tion of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Kn-
glnccrs will meet In this city on Thursday
nnd already a number of delegates nro In
the city. There are B29 delegites , nnd
nearly all will bo present. The only grand
olllccr to bo elected Is second assistant
grand chief to succeed Hnvs , who Ins been
put In charge of the brotherhood's Insur
ance business. The other officers' terms
do not expire for two jcirs. Relations with
the lAmerlcnn Hnll\var union , federation
of brotherhood men on different roads , nt
junction points nnd a reduction of the alzo
of the conventions In the Interest of econ
omy , nro tlio chief matters to bo noted
upon by the convention. The women's nu -
Illnry meets on Friday
PHILADELPHIA. May S The fifth an
nual convention ot the National Textile
woikers Is In session here with sixty-seven
delegntes present. Iho convention lasts
three da > s. The special objects to ho con-
shlcied nro the shortening ot the hours of
labor , the frfamlng of the national factory
uiiojinti u ; o inotliRquiso | | | oil ) ptiu SMII (
wage rate on as high a basis as possible.
ror non\ < ! /v / / / / ; .sir/1// .
le ! | > ullle in rongrexsliiiml Committee MeetH
ut ICiarni ) DIsLiissIng the. Munition
KIUUNnY. Neb , Mav S-Spcclil ( Tele
gram to The Bee. ) The congressional com
mittee of the Sixth district met at the e-lty
hall this cve'tilng. The meeting was called
to orde-r by Chairman Matt D.iuiherty ; , nnd
the roll call showed nineteen of the thlrtj-
three commltteemen present. The next
place of meeting was fixed at Broken Bow ,
nnd the time will bo set by the seorctniy
nnd chairman , but It Is not to be loss than
ten or inoie than twenty davs heftuc the
meeting of the icpubllcan state convention
After the committee vvns through with Its
work , speeches weio made by John T Mal-
Inlleu , Simon Ciitneion , Hon A. T Toel ,
Jnmes Whltehend , Commissioner Hum-
phi ejs , Secietniy of State Allen and
-Matt Oaughe-rty. A Ituffulo county Hcpub-
llcnn League club was then organl7ed , with
over -00 members. The entilemce tlng was
a ginnd success , nnd republican enthusiasm
Is nt white heat. John T. Mallallcu will
probably get the full Buffalo coutttv dele
gation , nnd was favorably mentioned bv all
the commltteemen present Judge Klncnld
of O'Neill , who Is a possible candidate * , was
al o here looking afte-r his chnnces , together
with Judge Wall ot Loup City.
iitiA ry r.ni.viu : AT i > r. JOM/// .
Schuster & CoV lndnlo ( 'lothlem , Com
pelled tn Make an Alignment.
ST. JOSni'H , May 0 A. N. Schuster &
Co , wholesale dealers In clothing , and one
ot the oldest houses of the kind In the west ,
made an assignment nt midnight. J. W.
Walker of the wholesale firm of Steele &
Welker , being named as assignee. It Is Im
possible tonight to give the exact amount
of the fnlluic , but It will amount to over
$000,000 , The assets will more than equal
the liabilities. Bad collections Is the cause
The total amount of claims filed up to
2 n. m Is $ J" 5GSr > , and moie are be-lng Hied
The principal credltoi Is the First National
bank of Buchanan county , which has
elalms filed amounting to over $150,000 The
pilnclpnl claims are held In Baltimore ,
New York , Boston , Philadelphia and Chicago
cage The Jinn did a business of over
$1,500,009 annually , and was until n short
time- ago considered one of-'tho-mosfBUb
stantlnl In the west. Schuster turned over
his entire estate- , including his homestead.
Cnlob Miinson , roruicrlj of Xcbrankn , Coinex
to a Sad Knil nt St. JOM ph.
ST. JOSUPII , Mny 8 ( Special Telegram
to The Bee. ) The body of Caleb Munsou
was found In his little confectionery store
this afteinoon. He hud been dead since
.Sunday night. One gas burner was tinned
on full. He went to the stoic Sunday night
drunk , nnd In putting out the gas Is sup
posed to have accidentally turned It on
again. Munson foimeily lived nt Hum-
boldt , Neb. His fortune was estimated at
JIOO.OW ) , but thiough drink It dwindled
away until he was forced to open a small
store. Ho has four daughteis , all of whom
once moved In the best society : Mrs. Nora
Baxter , now living in Omaha , Jlrs Nettle
McGiirf , Council BlufTB , and one living
here. Another daughter disappeared two
ycais ago. Munson was 70 years old. Ho
will be burled In a pauper's grave.
Gained Nation il Itepnto 'llirnugh Ills I'ain-
< HIH Vlllt AglllllHt IIIII & liltlS
DUBUQUn , Ma > S ( Special Telegram to
The Bee. ) Je-sso P. Farley , for more than
fifty yeniH a resident of Uubuque , and one
of the most piomliient men In the north
west , died here this moinlng , aged SI years.
Ho was extensively engaged In ralhoad
building In the early dujs , was three times
elected major of Dubuqiic * . and held othei
offices , lie gained national prominence * by
his suit against Hill & Klttson of St. Paul
for sevcinl million dollars as his share of
the sale of the Gicnt Noithcin lallioad.
, vi r.s
Will Ilctlio fiom the 1111111111111 } Hall Man
agement at Oiue ,
NEW YOUK , May 8 , lllclmrd Croker
said today that the published report that
he was going to rethe fiom the leadeishlp
of Tammany Hall was collect. He could'
not stand the strain. He had been tlilrty
years In the hainoss , he said , and now
wanted to test. About the turf he said :
"leetlrlng fiom the tuif , that Is the last
thing 1 Intend doing. While I want to get
time to go on the tuif , 1 do not Intend to
sell my stud. "
Trout fur VVjoining Streams.
CIIIYINNI : . wjo. May s.-Spccini ( to
The Bee ) State Fish Commissioner
Schnltser will transplant about 1,000,0 0 trout
from the state hatchet y at Lnrntnlo to the
Htteiumi of Wjoinlng th's season. The ap
portionment has been made to the vat Ions
eoliutlcs as lollovvs Albany county , 100,000 ,
liu anile , 1CKJ.OOO , Cm ban , b',000 ; Swoetwutei ,
75,000 , I'lntn. 73,000 ; Coiive'tse , 75,000 , We > H-
ton , 00,000 ; Niitronn. 75,000 , Johnson , CO.OOO ,
Sheridan. 00,000 ; Kiemont , CO.OOO , Crook ,
Value of tliii IIIIU'H Property.
CHHYUNNn. Wjo. , Mny 8.-Spcclnl ( to
The Bee , ) Cliejenno'H assessed valuation
this year Is $ .1,051,719. This Is a dcercuoc
of $ lGS.r > 71 , us computed with the ussessme'iit
The lepoil of the government statistician
for April shows that the Inereaso In the
numbe'r of fat ins In Wioming from USO to
1890 , based on the tenth and eleventh cen
suses , IH CS1 8 per cent , while the increase In
the value was 113 * per cent.
Narrowly ICntupcd a llorrllilo Death.
LU8K , Wo. , Mny 8-Speclal ( to Thu
Bee. ) Miss Mniy Mnshek of this city
had a nnriovv escape from a horrible
dentil while out horseback riding yes-
terduy , The spirited unlmnl on which
Rho was mounted willed to one Hide and tin *
tldcr fell to the ground. Her foot caught
In the stirrup nnd t-lio was dragged about
100 yaids before the ettap broke and re
leased her. She vvcs suvetuly bruised.
Movement * ) of Seagoing Vessoln , Muy 8 ,
At San Francisco Cleared Oceanic , for
Yokohama and Hongkong , Departed
Acapulco , for Panama. The schooner I'lo-
neer , from Ban Marcos Island for Ban
Francisco. It ) ut Cape St. Lucnn leaking
badly and unable to proceed until repaltn
At New York Atrlvcd-Greenough , from
London ; Bohemia , fiom Hamburg ; Wues-
land , from Antwerp.
At Halifax Arrlvtd-Slberlun , from Glas
gow.At Liverpool Arrived Numldlan , from
Portland and Halifax via Movlllc ,
At Glasgow Arrived Anchorlu , from
At Queenstovvn Arrived -Catalonia , from
At Btemcn-Arlvcd Getta , from Haiti-
At New York Arrlved-Ulbe , from IJrc-
BOUND TO END THE STRIKE
Pressure of Oircnmstnncos Indicates a Vic
tory for the Men ,
OPERATORS WANT TO G.VE . UP THE FIGHT
If tlio ronferemo Does > ot r.cntt to Kettle
incut thi < nig Mine * Mill Itn blurted
ut the Men'ft'Iernm Slrlko
CLHViLANI ) , May S. An officer of tlio
Masslllon Coal Operators' association , who
lias been traveling In the Ohio and Pennsyl
vania fields for several days , s\M today that
the IK ) ! conference which v\lll bo held In this
city licit week will put nn end to the strlUu
whether nn agreement Is reached or not.
"There nro dozens of big operators , " ho
said , "who have offered what the men ha\o
ashed , viz The rate tlut was IKcd several
vears ngo , v\hlch averaged about 70 ccntH.
Jinny of them have the assurances of their
men that they will go to work , whatever the
result of the conference and tlio moment any ,
of the largo mines are put In operation the
strike will bo broken "
CHARLESTON. W. Vn , May S. The Kim-
nwlm Coal Hxchange decided not to semi
uny delegates to the national convention on
the liitli lust , nt Cleveland , sivlng the ntrlko
Is the work of tlio Ohio men and they must
fight It out. A number of largo operators
will soon close down for n long time. The
Wlulfied men are now gfttlng the old wagon
demanded Only two mines on the Chcsa-
prakt > & Ohio In Kanuwha arc running.
FltOSnil'ItO. Mil. , May S Contrary to
the expectations of the most sanguine 1,000
miners , composing four mines , have sus
pended woik. The plan of campaign on the
part of the leaders Is to hold meetings from
day to day until the mines In the reg.otm
suspend They claim that by Tuesday next
the trouble will end In their favor from a
scarcltj of ccal In the market.
CUMBL'ULANn , Md , May 8 The. new *
from the West Virginia and Coal Creek Val
ley coal reslon as It centers In Cumberland
shows a restless spirit that reasoning may
quiet or some unforsccn event may tlr Into
troublesome activity. Iho news fioni 1'llc
Gat don Is that but a small force Is working ,
not sufficient to successfully run the mines ,
but both the labor leadeis and the mining
companies am hopeful of the result.
PIllLLH'SUUHG. Pa. , May 8. rour hun-
drel Phlllipsburg nnd Dcocher mlnein
inarched from Phllllpsburg to Woodland ,
where there was a coal mine In operation.
Thcj persuaded the men to throw down their
tools nnd come out and were assured by the
operatois that the mine would remain Idle
until the other mines had resumed. Tha
htrlkcrs me greatly encouraged by news
from Mar } hind that nearly 900 men In that
st.ito had gone out. Tlicie Is no truth In
the statement that the operators of the Cen
tral Pennsylvania region have offered tlm
men the advance demanded It they would ,
return to wotlc and refuse to recognize the
SOUTH PlTTSnUIlO , Tenn. , May 8. The
stiIking minors ntVliltvoll having been
given notice to take their tools out of the
mlno and to vacate the property , some oC
them are leaving the to-vn In discussing
the putting of convlctb Into the mines , KOIIIO
miners threaten to blow up tliu dynamos
nnd cut the topes , If this Is dono. Twj * * ?
hundred convicts hnvo been put Into thi > *
mines nt Tiacy City.
SPRINGFIELD , 111. , May 8. President
Orawford- - the- IllinoisMinn 'Workers'1
union has returned from Qlllcsplo and states
that nt a meeting held there , GOO miners
from Mount Olive , Qlcnarm nnd Staunteni
were present , and they succeeded Jn Induc
ing nil hut twenty of 1C5 men employed
In the Consolidated Coal company's mlno
nt Glllespie to go out. Crawford Is confl-
dent that the differences between the opera
tors nnd the miners will be settled soon
and the miners ordered back to work at
their own terms.
DENVER. May 8. Efforts to bring about
a general strike of coal miners In Colorado.
Wyoming and Now Mexico hnvo failed.
Soveial mlnos In the Trinidad district nro
closed or woihed with reduced forces. The
miners at Los Corrlllos , N. M , , have tc-
fused to go out , nnd It Is expected that the
strikers nt Blosburg , N. M. , and Starkvlllo ,
Colo. , will resume In n few days. In the
northern Colorado district the miners have
decided ngalnst striking.
CONNELLSVILLTJ , Pn. , May 8. The
Frlclc Coke company Is making a despernto
effort to start Its works secretly , as It did
dm Ing the great strike three years ago.
It Is collecting men at all the works who
are willing towork , and will start one slant
at a time If this Is unsuccessful now men
will bo brought Into the region , and In that
event there will ho more rioting. The
HtilkeiH at Hill Farm nro becoming desper
ate and have posted notices on all the com-
mny houses warning the men to Itcep away.
The notices are hcndcd by a nkull nnd cross-
JOIIOH , with the following written beneath
In largo , led characters : "Death All men
who do work at Hill Farm tomorrow , pre-
pjro In meet jour God "
BHA551L , Ind , , May 8. The scenes ot
today were the most exciting slnco the
commencement of tlm big strike , About
100 miners marched In line , headed by a
jrass band , thiough Main street late this
afternoon to the Nellie mlno nnd demanded
that the mineis. Harry , Clnndo and Verne
James quit woik. This they refused to do
md It lookrd for n vvhllo as If a desperate
iHht would occur , but the arrival of rc-
Force of police pi evented the trouble. The
James are stalwart men and walked to the
center of the mob and told them they would
work In splto of nil Intimidation. The >
miners are organl/cd and claim they will
force the James to quit work , consequently
serious trouble. Is expected. The mine la
ocated a short distance southeast of the
Pirrsnt'Iia. Kan , May 8 Advices front
llfferi'iit shafts over this district liullcato
n general suspension of work , with the ex
ception of the Santa I'o. It Is n certainly
.liut thn opcintors will not aecedo to the
leinand of the miners , Minors from ( ha
strike districts nt othei points nro coming
oveiy day piupaicd to take tha place of tha
non that go out.
BIRMINGHAM , Ala , May 8. The prompt
action of the governor In calling troopt
.0 uiniH has smothered the Incipient tiot
n tliu coal district , and today at least 200
icgro miners vveio put to work without
ilndriinec. At Uluo Creek tlio Tcnnessco
Coal , Iron and Railroad comiuny com-
ntiKod tolct ! strikers. Six freight rnrt
coineje'l ' the propcity of fiOO strikers away
'rom ' company houses. Those dUponsasxeil
nro renti.ill/Ing nt Pratt City , vvhero the
convict miners nro.
ST JOSEPH. May 8. A special to the
Dally News from Trenton , Mo. , says : Tlm
coal miners of this city , 2r 0 in number ,
refused to go to work this morning , This
strike Is In sympathy with the big itrlka
of minors nnd was made ut the icquent
of the district organization.
ASHLAND. Win. , May K--At a lao * hour
ant night the ilotous strikers found Mayor
Huhbell and forced him to vvlthdrivv tha
lammlsshms of the special poll to , who hail
) pqn appointed , they claimed , to take the
strikers' places on the dock , Consequently
thcro was no further trouble today ,
CHICAGO , May 8. A conference between
jrlckinaUern anil their employers resulted in
n settlement and thn strlko was declared off.
Concessions weio granted on both stdea.
About COO men were out ,
LEHICm , I. T. , May 8. William Bros : ,
proprietors of the stilp pit , broke their
Momlso to Iho striking miners and again
ommcnced loading coal yesterday morning ,
rho mon were at work today under a guard
of a do/en United States marshals when
1,000 striking miners , headed by about COO
women and a brass band and IfiO men heav
ily armed , marched down upon them. Work
men nnd marshals , seeing that It vvaa utterly
impossible to cope with this force , offered
no roaUtanco nnd the mon quit work. Tha
entire procession left hero for Coal Guto ,
vvhoro they Intend to force all the Ktrlp pll
tors there from working.
CUNTON , Mo , May 8. The miners ot
llroAiilimlon have gone on a strike. Thoio
at Deepwater will go out when the KaniM
miners str'k.e. '