The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on July 29, 1891 · Page 8
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THE-REPUBLIC AN, STARR A ttA.r,r,OCK., PnblUher*. ALGONA. : : J IOWA. The News Condensed. Important Intelligence From All Parts. * DOMESTIC. MACK BROWN, a negro who criminally assaulted Mrs. Jnmes Cowden, living near Village Springs, Ala., was lynched. AT Crystal Falls, Mich., James Mc- Corinick died from injuries received iu a prize tight with William Daniels. THB visible supply of grain in the United States on the 20th was: Wheat, 13,472.294 bushels; corn, 3,$505,202 bushels; oats, 1,750,808. . Tun famous trotting stallion Advance has been sold by his owner, Howard Cunningham, of Knoxville, Ia.. to Mr. Nuttali. of Mich., for .§35,000. THK destitution amonjj residents on both sides of the llio Grande river in Texas for hundreds of miles was said to be appalling, owing to the failure of crops. Tun striking miners at Coal Creek, Tenn., over 2,000 strong, captured the state troops located there to keep the peace, together with the convict miners, and took them to Knoxville. The governor proposed to appeal to President Harrison for regular troops. THE Central bank of Kansas at Kan- 'sas City, Kan., has failed for §100,000. JOHN BURNS, a fisherman, while intoxicated crawled out on the cables of the old suspension bridge near Lewiston, N. Y., and leaped to the river beneath, a distance of over 150 feet. He was not seriously hurt. THE Merchants' national bank of ••Fort Worth, Tex., has closed its doors with liabilities of 3*500,000; assets, $1,300,000. THE boiler in a planing mill at Lake View, Mich., exploded, killing E. G. Perkins, Robert Gregory and his son Edward. THIRTY-TWO convicts in the Michigan state prison at Jackson were confirmed "by Bishop Foley as members of the Catholic church. THE Bayley hat factory at Newburyport, Mass., has failed for $175,000. THE wife of Thomas Lochridgc, of Maury county, Tenn., killed her three young children and then committed suicide. NEAR Flora, III., the residence of II. P. James was burned, and with it the remains of the entire family, five in 'number, who had, it was believed, been previously murdered by James. ABOUT one-half of the business portion of Chrisman, 111., was burned, causing a loss of .$]00,000. RICHARD GUENTHER, consul general of the United .States to Mexico, says the total exports of this country to Mexico last year exceeded all other nations combined by nearly 35,000,000. A NATIONAL temperance assemble under the auspices of the Woman's .Tempera'nee Union opened at Ashville, N. C.~ on the 20th. THE worst forest fires ever known in northwestern Michigan were raging on the 20th. THE issue of standard silver dollars from the mints during the week ended on the 18th was $30(3,394, against §440,159 during the corresponding period of last year. A NUMBER of recently married people at Upper Sandusky, O., were agitated over the discovery that Rev. Albert Cushion, who officiated at their weddings, was not an ordained minister. This invalidates the marriages. REPRESENTATIVE Boui-ELLE.of Maine, has asked Secretary Foster to send a .revenue cutter to New England to protect American fishermen from Dominion vessels. DURING a family quarrel at Birmingham, Miss., James Davis shot and killed his father and brother. POSTMASTER GENERAL WAN A MAKER has appointed a commission to visit the principal post offices of the country and report upon their needs, THE thirtieth anniversary of the battle of Manasses was celebrated on the 21st at Charleston, S. C., by the unveiling of an obelisk in city hall square. A BULLETIN from the census office gives the population of Michigan at a, 093,889, an increase in ten years of 45(3,953. A TRAIN ran into a hand car near Boydton, Va., killing three workmen. A HAILSTORM in Nicollet county, Minn., damaged the crons to the extent •of $100,000. AT St. Louis the circuit court decided that express companies were liable for g-oods received from owners until they arrived at their destination. SAM PULLIAM (colored) was lynched at Shelbyville, Ky., for assaulting Mrs. Thomas Glenn. THE Southern Pacific railroad, it was said, had passed into the hands of the Standard Oil Company. PETER PASCOE, JR., and James Dower, Jr., were suffocated by smoke in a burning mine at Marquette, Mich. Miss C. B. BUELL, of Evanston, 111., was elected president of the Women's Christian Temperance union in national sessiftn at Mountain Lake Park, Md. LAHZ ANDERSON, of Ohio, was appointed by President Harrison as second secretary of the legation at London to succeed R. C, McCormick, resigned. A STATUE of General "Stonewall" Jackson was unveiled at Lexington, Va., on the 21st, the thirtieth anniver- f-st battle of Bull Bun. He fom. e killed b a boiler ex . having put ieW] Mich set out to ex, bed tb . e Easton (Pa.) scarcely anyt^ooo in broad dayrooms; but in > found some J s hot and killed at hard as storvsie disturbing a re- and ate som^d another rv man had of water forj i eagerly. "Tb;CAFK8EV and Mrs. said. "I sliyiurgh, Pa., gave their "J don't tmd, thinking it a cough turned KeppM?hiWre» died, dying mail, rtKUws w*s the record it. J kuow fep*«M>etiug at Bay AT Kettle Creek» Pa., in April, 1889, Frank Hancock and four of hla children were found dead in his yard, and it was supposed that Hancock had mur- dured'the children and hanged himself. His wife died recently, and at the last moment confessed that she and two of her paramours had committed the murders. The names of the men were withheld. BUD KERRY and William Garrett, as the result of a quarrel over a girl, fought a duel with knives at Riploy O., and Berry was killed and Garrett fatally wounded. CHARLES HASKMKU and John Hardru- ba. engineer and fireman in the Bur- lignton shops at Plattsmouth, Neb., were killed by a locomotive exploding. THE Citizens' bank of Jefferson, Tex., made an assignment with liabilities of .5100,000. THE general grand chapter Royal Arch Masons began its twenty-eighth triennial convocation at Minneapolis. It is the largest masonic body in the world, having a membership of 141,001. CHEROKEE county, la., was visited by a heavy rain and windstorm and two bxiildings in Cherokee were swept into the river and an immense amount of damage was done to crops and othci property. LIGHTNING struck the house of Jeremiah Carson at Huntington, Neb., fatally injuring Mr. Carson, his wife and child. TiY«! output of pig iron in .the United States for the first half of 1891 was 3,371,025 gross tons, against 4,500,513 gross tons in the first half of 1890. WILLIAM JOHNSON (colored) was lynched at Henderson, Tex., for criminal assault. GEORGE W. HIGGINS, the leading merchant at Olmstead, III., was killed by Miss Minnie Reddy, who was handling a revolver which was supposed not to be loaded. SEAHLE HILL, a prominent farmer at Warren, Wis., and his two sons and two horses were struck by lightning and killed. THE Kimball & Champ Investment Company of Council Bluffs, la., failed for $100,000. THE business portion of Westpoint, Neb., was flooded by a rise in a creek, and great damage was done. GEORGE C. CURRY has arrived at Vancouver from Alaska in a dugout canoe. It was said that he was the only white man who ever made that journey in sxich a craft. A STATEMENT prepared at the post office department shows that the number of post offices in the country June «0, 1891, was 04,391, as follows: First class, 110; second class, 550; third class, 2,370; fourth class. 61,440, This is an increase of 3,000 offices during the year. A TERRIFIC wind and rainstorm at Wellsville, O., uprooted trees, and several small buildings were blown over and cellars flooded. M any barns in the outlying districts were blown clown, and crops of all kinds suffered severely. IN a prize fight near Monongahela City, Pa., Hurry Boycl struck John Myford a blow which caused his death. A cvCLOiVE at Salina, Kan., did great damage to telephone and telegraph wires and a number of small houses were unroofed. CiiAfiUiS HENNESSY, city editor of the New York Daily News, was indicted for publishing an account of the recent Sing Sing executions by electricity. AT East St. Louis George Anderson, a saloon keeper, shot and killed Dennis Ryan, another saloon keeper, and then committed suicide in the presence of his wife and child, who begged him not to kill himself. DURING a heavy storm near Goldsmith, Ind., lightning struck.the house of John W. Ilinkle, killing his wife and child. THE National Society of the Daughters of the Revolution was incorporated at Washington with Mrs. Bonjamin Harrison as president general. A HAILSTORM in Norman county, Minn., ruined 3,000 acres of growing crops. JOHN ZIMMERMAN, an inmate of the soldiers' home at Grand Rapids, Mich., received notice that a fortune of 808,000 awaited him in the old countrj r by the death of an aunt, G. W. MclvAY, the Kansas alliance judge who ignored a decision of the state supreme court, was summoned before that tribunal and made to promise that he would abide by its decisions hereafter. AN engine boiler exploded in the Burlington & Missouri roundhouse at Plattsmouth, Neb., killing two men and fatally injuring three others. A SEVERE electric storm passed over Ottawa, Kan., doing much damage to fruit and shade trees. MRS. J. H. JOHNSON, aged 70 years, and her grandson, aged 4 years, were killed by the cars at La Moille, ia. THREE men were instantly killed and five others were fatally injured by the explosion of a boiler near Litchfield, Ky. A FIRE in the mines of the Deer Creek Coal Company at Oleurock, Wyo., caused a loss of §100,000. A WINDSTORM at Salem, Ind., unroofed several dwellings, and great damage was done to growing crops in the vicinity. A HOME for widows and orphans of odd fellows was dedicated at Laurel Station, Pa. THE earth caved in at many places in Edwardsville, Pa., causing houses to topple over and rendering the land in the vicinity useless for further building. JOSEPH P. HORNER, of New Orleans, was elected general grand high priest of the general grand chapter, Royal Arch Masons, in session at Minneapolis. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. THOMAS CRYSTAL, aged 111 years, the oldest man in Ohio, died at Jronton. SARAH DAVIS (colored) died at Indianapolis, Ind., aged 183 years. DR. UE«MAN B. SMITH, a young physician of New Haven, Conn., died from excessive cigarette smoking. MAUKICE LEE, the oldest m^n in Chicago, died at the age of 107 years. He was born in Ireland in 1784 and came to this LEK BROWN, an old resident 6f Chicago arid the originator of many humane institutions, died at the age of 60 years. Turf Massachusetts republicans will hold their state convention in Boston on September 10. ALKXANDEII GHOURLBY, a veteran of the war of 1812, and of the late war, died at the national soldiers' home in Leaven worth, Kan., aged 98. He enlisted iu the late war at the age of 08. Ex-Gov. DAVID S. WALKER, of Florida, died at his residence in Tallahassee, aged 70 years. WILLIAM H. LAAM-ERT died at Canandaigua, N, Y., aged 75 years. He was a member of the Forty-second and Forty-third congresses. LIEUT.-COL. JOHN E. TOURTELLOTTE, a retired officer of the regular army, died suddenly at his home in La Crosse, Wis., aged 00 years. COL. WILLIAM II. MERRITT, of Des Moines, died at the age of 71 years. He was the democratic candidate for governor in 1804 and was postmaster at Des Moines under Cleveland. THK people's party has organized in sixty-nine of the eighty-eight counties in Ohio. WILLIAM CORBIN, aged 00 years, died at Adrian, Mich. He served one term in the house of representatives and was a thirty-third degree mason. FOREIGN. THE German steamer Dresden collided with the brig Annie Harris in the English channel, sinking the latter vessel, and four sailors were drowned. FOUR boys — Thomas McDonald, George E. Dewolf, Clarence Murphy and Edward Duggan—were drowned in the harbor at Halifax, N. S., by the upsetting of a boat. THE late census returns show there arc nearly 1,000,000 more females in England than males. THE schooner Pubnico Belle was wrecked on the Newfoundland coast and two women and five children were drowned. THE insurgents in Chili were defeated at Huasco by the government forces, the former losing over 200 men. Six persons were drowned at Victoria, B. C., by the capsizing of a yacht. A PLEASURE boat containing six youths capsized off Donegal, Ireland, and five were drowned. A FIRE at Jiidraque, Spain, destroyed forty houses. THE bodies of Capt. Jennings and five of his crew who were drowned at the wrecking of the steamship Circe on the Newfoundland coast were washed ashore at Anticosti. FOREIGNERS doiiig business in Russia must become naturalized within five years or leave tha country. TWENTY Chilian army officers were shot, having been convicted of poisoning Admiral Montt and several other members of the revolutionary party. THE duty collected at Vancouver, B. C., on Chinamen for the year ended June 30 was §15.958, an increase of 812,805 over the previous year. The amount collected from each Chinaman is $120. OVER 300 deaths daily from cholera were occxiring in the Red sea district of Egypt. GERMANY will probably adopt the system of execution by electricity. SERIOUS floods which prevailed for several days in Moravia and Silesia caused enormous damage to farms and crops. JOHN McLEAN & Co., dealers in wholesale millinery and fancy goods at Montreal, assigned with liabilities of 8281,233. THE Guatemalan coffee harvest for 1891 will reach 700,000 quintals, representing §16,000,000. LATER NEWS. IN the United States the business failures during the seven clays ended on the 24th numbered 354, against 374 the preceding week and IDS) for tlio corresponding week last year. THE immense cottcn and woolen mill of Campbell & Elliott in Philadelphia was burned, the loss being $700,000. IT was announced that through President Harrison's intercession the czar of Russia had relaxed the persecution of .lews. AUGUSTUS LEWIS was placed in jail at Rondout, N. Y.. on the charge of having eipht living wives. FIVE children belong-ing to a family named Montigmy and two in the Fouras family were drowned in the river at Seven Inlands, Can., by the upsetting of a boat. WILLIAM EWING and Albert Hampton were killed by lightning near llillsbo- I ro, 111 '. THE total internal revenue collections from all sources during the year ended June 30 last wereS140,0$55,il70, an incivase of $1, 440.080 over the preceding fiscal year. NATIVES along the Lomani river in the Congo free state killed and ate fifty natives friendly to Europeans. EVIDENCE was said to have come to light showing the innocence of Tom Williamson under sentence to be hanged August 21 for wife murder at Sedalia, Mo. WYANDOTTE, a horse owned by John E. Madden, of Lexington, Ky., and valued at §10,000, fell dead at the Detroit races. •loiiN McMAHONE retained the world's championship at Montreal ia a collar and elbow wrestling match with W. H- Quinu. CHARLES M. OZBURN was hanged at Atlanta, Ga., for the murder of John M. Bradley on May 5, IS'JO. Foi-K persons were killed and nine badly injured by a collision on the Denver »t Rio Grande railroad near Carlisle, Col. THE city officials at Des Moiues, Ia., emptied 400 kegs of captured beer into the river. A SHOE factory at Carlisle, p a ., in, which ;;oo women were employed, was struck by lightning and two girls were kilk'd and several others badly shucked. THE Imperial bank of Melbourne, Australia, has suspended payment, with liabilities of $750,000. TUE steam barge belonging to the. United States waa, off war Pensa,col» was accidentally blowfi up in the harbor at Arica, Qhiji, knd five A BATTLfi Miner* at lirloevlltb Drive Off Soldfar* ftntt Convicts— OoV. JlttfVhunan Masslnj? State Tfoops at the Scene of the Ti-nnhlo— Blood May Jrlbw. KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Julyv2l.-i-.TliA miners at Coal Creek, over 3,000 strong, captured the state troops located there for the last five days, together with the convict miners, and brought them to this city Monday. Sunday nisfht n meeting was held, at which time speeches were made by the miners and by Representative Alleman advising against rash action, but the advice was not heeded, They separated, however, to meet again Monday morning at the call of the committee. The committee called them together again before daylight. They decided at this meeting to go in a body and release the convicts. The miners at Jellico, Newcomb and elsewhere were communicated with, and they responded 000 strong. They were armed with pistols, shotguns,, Winchesters and other weapons of warfare. They were met at Coal Creek by a large delegation of miners and escorted to Briceville. They then held a lengthy conference there with Col. Sevier and Capt. Simmons, in which they said they did not desire to harm any of the soldiers nor humiliate them by asking them to surrender to an armed force, but inas- i much as they had fifty to one it would probably be better for them to take favorable heed to their demand and allow them to conduct the convicts to Knoxville without harming any one. This was said after full deliberation and with proper formalities. The request was granted, and the thirty- eight convicts, in charge of Capt. Blevins, were loaded onto a flat car, behind which the entire regiment of soldiers, under command of Capt. Simmons, was seated, and the long train of excited miners and spectators came down to Coal Creek amid the cheers oi the entire population of the valley. The soldiers and convicts reached this city at 4:15 Monday afternoon. At 10 o'clock 160 convicts working in the Knoxville Iron Company's mines, only a few miles from Coal Creek, were takf.n out of the mines and turned over to Adjutant General H. H. Norman, who conducted them to this city in coal cars, reaching here at 0 o'clock. NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 21.— The developments at Briceville are of a startling nature. Gov. Buchanan received a telegram from Warden Blemens at Coal Creek Monday morning reporting that 1,500 miners had congregated at Coal Creek and marched on Briceville, where they captured the stockade. The troops and convict miners were taken to Coal Creek and shipped to Knoxville. The 100 men in the militia had been made to promise that they would not return. Gov. Buchanan breathed a sigh of relief because of the opportunity given of meeting the miners with something like equal forces. He had in the meantime issued orders to Gen. S. T. Carnes, of Memphis, to proceed to Briceville with the Chickasaw guards, the Bluff City zou- aves, the Hibernian rities and Rozier zouaves, mustering 175 men, composing the flower of the young men of iVemphis. Gen. Ctrrnes was ordered to take charge of the troops upon his arrival. Orders were also issued to the Springfield rifles and the Franklin light infantry, each twenty-five strong, to come to Nashville by special trains. The Nashville light infantry, Washington light artillery and Buchanan rifles, of this city, were ordered out, and these five companies, 140 strong, were staited from here by special train Monday night. At Murfreesboro thirty-five members of the Stone River guard were picked up, as were forty-five members of the Tullahoma guards at Tullahoma and thirty of the Shelbyville light infantry at Wartrace. These 425 men will be joined by the 110 at Knoxville this morning, and together they will go to Coal Creek. The men are well armed and provisioned and have tents. Every company has 3,000 rounds of ammunition, while the Washington light artillery has two Gatling guns, with 10,000 rounds for each gun. When the troops reach Coal Creek they will be taken up the mountains 5 miles to Briceville, and if any resistance is met with there will be a bloody battle. It is reported that the governor is considering the advisability of appealing to President Harrison to send a regiment of United States regulars to the scene of the trouble. The city is now intensely excited. Leading men of all political parties say the law must be upheld. Sympathy, which had been entirely on the side of the miners, is now against them for their lawless act at a time when everything was being done to relieve the situation. Gov. Buchanan's administration is that of the alliance, and some of the politicians are discussing what the alliance will do, but the great mass of citizens say the law must be observed and that Gov. Buchanan must enforce the law regardless of cost. The sentiment here is that he must send all the state troops to the front at once and put experienced men and officers in charge. If he has not force enough he must call for volunteers. The miners have appointed a committee to say what dispatches shall be sent out from Briceville and what not, and this committee or some one member of it is in the telegraph office all the time and reads all the niatcer sent out by the newspaper me a. READY FOR WAR, A RAILROAD man who has, spent some time surveying in the Colorado desert was wakened one night while camping out by a sick feeling ia the stomach. When he arose he found the tent filled with gas and under his pillow a hot spring that had evidently burst forth during the- night, Stat« i Mllltla Massed at Kno** jtl»le-May Soon Move On the Strikers. KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 23.— Not fcince the dark days of '05 have there been such thrilling scenes on the streets of Knoxville. Since the arrival from Coal Creek of the carload of convicts and return of the militia the greatest excitement has* been manifest. When the armory was reached by the Knoxville and Chattanooga troops great crowds gathered on the sidewalk and gazed in wonderment at the movements of the soldiers. At 2:45 four companies of West Tennessee militia arrived at Court square, and cheer after cheer went up as they came in. The situation was briefly discussed by the officers under the shade of the courthouse trees. Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock the excitement in the streets reached fever heat. It was occasioned by the arrival of additional troops from Memphis. They number over 100 and were in charge of Brig. Gen. Carnds. The companies represented are Chickasaw guards, Rosier zouaves, Bluff City zouaves and the Hibernian rifles. The men before leaving Memphis were well supplied with ammunition, blankets, etc. COAL CREEK, Tenn., July 22. — In mass-meeting at Briceville Tuesday afternoon several of the more hotheaded of the miners urged that Gov. Buchanan should be notified by wire that the Knoxville Iron Company's property would be immediately destroyed by fire if he ordered the militiamen forward from Knoxville. Threats of violence against the governor were freely indulged in. The chairman oi the meeting announced that 1,000 miners reached Oliver Springs at noon and forced the guards in charge of 300 convicts there to start for Knoxville at once with their charges. This was received with great cheering and strengthened the defiant mood of thv men. There were speeches by a number of leaders, and all of a conservative tone and advising against any sort of act in violation of the law. The men said they simply wanted the convicts sent away, and nothing more or less. Finally a resolution was .unanimously passed to appoint a committee of five to go to Knoxville, and Nashville if necessary, to confer with Gov. Buchanan and arbitrate the present difficulties. Commissioner Ford and Assistant Alleman were invited and asked to go with the committee. There was some talk of meeting the troops coming to arrest the leaders in the attack on the militia. The men are determined no convicts shall work here, and say -they will release all who come just as soon as the troops leave. Nearly every man present had a double-barreled shotgun in his hand, a few Winchesters and not a small number of revolvers. The meeting was held in the grove near the Knoxville Iron Company's mine. Conservative leaders here are decidedly against disturbing property, but there are many who strongly favor burning the stockade. It is not likely that any mine machinery will be hurt, as the men are firmly convinced that they will eventually triumph and take charge of all the mines. Once let them think they cannot keep the convicts out and they will tear down the machinery and set fire to every mine here "before they take their departure to other sections of the country to look for work. What can the committee which has gone to see Gov. Buchanan do? The real question now is: Will the law as it stands be enforced? This is the question asked here, and the sober sense of the community says the law has been violated. The entire community hopes, but on what basis cannot be told, that the convicts will be kept away. A NOTED INDIAN GONE. upon the duke of Port* land's agitation in favor of doing away with the bearing or chefs' carriage horses thequeeo hjgoj, as Iwr master of the in Sudden Death jf \V. H. Kosg, the Leading Statesman of the Cherokee Nation. KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 22.—A special from Tahlequah, I. T., says: The Cherokee nation is in mourning for the death of her leading statesman, Senator W. H. Ross, who died very suddenly Monday morning of heart disease at his home in Fort Gibson. Senator Ross was a half- breed, about 68 years of age, and was educated at Princeton college by his vncle, Chief John Ross. He entered public life at the age of 23, and has held almost every office in the gift of the nation from chief down. He was a lieutenant colonel during the war in the confederate army. He was a brilliant orator and a leader of the national party. All business in this city has been suspended by proclamation of the mayor. HORRIBLE CONFESSION. A Dying Woman Stated That She Aided in Killing Her Hu*band and Four Children. AUSTIN, Pa., July 22.—At Kettle Creek in this county in April, Ig8», Frank Hancock and four of his children were found dead in his yard. His wife was away from home and reported, when she returned that she found the four children stabbed to death and her husband hanging iu the yard. It was supposed that Hancock had murdered the children and banged himself. The woman died the other day, and at the last moment confessed that she and two of her paramours had com* mitted the murders. The names of the men awe withheld. THERE is a boy in Centrcville, la., whose hair always curls a day or two before the arrival of a storm. When his barometric locks begin to kiuk the people in his neighborhood prepare for rain. ^_ QypioiAi. acceptance of the ijnvitatiou to participate in the exposition has recently been received from Nicaragua, Chili, San Domingo, Turkey, Egypt and Denmark. Twenty-one foreign nations noy HIS .ULTIMATUM. Bnchnnitti Inform* tha TetmeiSW That lie Will Advocate ft Chftlitf* tKe law at a Special SeMlon of th«f c Which In to IJo Called, but In the Meantime the Convicts Must B* Allowed to Work. KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July' 33.— Gov. Buchanan reached the city Wednesday morning from Nashville, and as soon as _ he breakfasted began his Work to smooth the tangled skein of the mining difficulty. He first called his militia officers into his consultation room and listened to their reports. Later on prominent citizens of Knoxville and friends of the governor were admitted. The governor listened to all suggestions, evidently wanting the fullest possible discussion of the situation. At 3 o'clock in the afternoon by appointment he met the committee of the miners and the commission of five named by the miners. The session lasted several hours and at the end he announced his decision. He stated that before he left Nashville he had decided to call an extra session of the legislature, and had already made a call for an election to fill the vacancies in the legislature. In his- call for a special session he will embody a recommendation to the legislature that the convict lease system be modified if not repealed. In the meanwhile, pending the election, the convicts must be returned to the Briceville mines, froin which they had been evicted. If the miners agree not to molest them until such time as the legislature may act the militia will be sent home. I The committee fiom the miners, although having power to act, concluded that the decision of the governor should be laid officially before the miners as a- whole, and the governor was so informed The result is anxiously awaited by Gov, Buchanan. He is interested in the situation as no other man can be, for all the best lawyers believe that in calling out the militia he has exceeded his power. The constitution of the state is plain against him. The clause relating to the militia is: "The militia shall not be called into service except in cases of rebellion and invasion, and then only when the general assembly shall declare by law that the public safety requires it." Those best acquainted with the mountain people believe that the miners will be willing to leave the matter to the legislature, and will give the required promises. If they do not the convicts will be returned to Coal Creek, and with them the militia. If the force is not large enough to guarantee protection to property and the- safe working of the convicts the United States government will be called upon for a force of regulars. Public sentiment is against the policy of working convicts in competition with labor in the mines or anywhere else, and there is but little doubt the law authorizing the working of convicts outside of the prison will be repealed as soon as the legislature meets. I KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 23.— Four thousand armed miners at Briceville and Coal Creek are waiting for the arrival of the troops. If the soldiers arrive there will be a bloody battle. Information from various points in Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky shows that the rioters can o» short notice raise a force of 10,000 men. ALL WANT DIMES. A Surprising Demand for Silver Ten Cent Pieces. WASHINGTON, July 23.—So unusual is- the demand from all the large cities for dimes that Director of the Mint Leech has ordered the mints at Philadelphia, New Orleans and San Francisco to stop coining all other money and devote themselves entirely to the manufacture of dimes. It is almost impossible to realize the demand for this; coin. Within the last three years no. less than $8,176,476 worth of dimes were: coined, which means 31,764,700 coins. So far this year $1,500,000 or 15,000,000 dimes have been struck off and now the demand has become so great that as stated all three of the United States mints will devote themselves entirely to turning out dimes. It is estimated that they are being turned out now at the rate of 100,000 a day. Mr. Leech is using for the purpose all the uncurrent silver coins available and has started on the $8,000,000 of uncurrent half-dollars, a coin which it seems almost absolutely impossible to force into general circula-- lion. While the size and convenience of the dime makes it a general favorite it is supposed that the sudden craze f or- the dime savings banks is the cause for.- the demand just now. TO MOVE THE CROPS. Big Shipments of Currency to the Western Cities. NEW YORK, July 23.— The movement. of currency from this center to the west has fairly begun. About $1,000,000 has been transferred through the subtreasury since Tuesday morning- from this city to Cincinnati and Chicago. WASHINGTON, July 23. — The shipments of currency to the west to move the crops has opened up lively. The treasury department has been preparing for this transfer with a view ta meeting the demand for small notes, for the purpose indicated. According to present indications the demand will be unusually large this year, one official estimating it at $15,000,000. The bureau of engraving and printing has.. increased its force and is printing the notes as rapidly as possible. Against Decoration Day INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July as.— The= Grand Army of the Republic of this. city has passed resolutions strongly censuring college students for playing" ball for gain on Decoration day. The students of I)e Pauw and Wabash colleges are especially cited as. giving offense in this respect. It was. ordered that communication be had with the college f acuities ia sfcjue state so that students may be impressed with

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