5 MAY 1894, Page 3

The arrangements for the march of the miserable on Washington

have for the present broken down. The decision -of the national Government has prevented any further seizure of trains ; and though many " regiments " are still in motion, they cannot reach the capital in time for any great display. Mr. Corey, with about four hundred and fifty followers, pre- sented himself on May 1st before the Capitol, but was met by the police, who hustled him from the steps of the Senate to the outskirts of the city, where, his " army " having been declared to be legally a circus, he collected gate-money. His next assistant, a man named Browne, offered some resistance, but was severely clubbed by the police and then arrested. Mr. Corey will await the arrival of larger bodies of followers; but it is believed that when they arrive, they will:be treated as a public nuisance and dispersed by force. It is not questioned that the movement has been an annoyance in most of the States, and has met with some public sympathy, but general feeling has been against it, as an attempt to coerce Congress into foolish action. The central idea of the promoters is expressed in a. banner held before Mr. Corey inscribed with the legend, "Peace and goodwill towards all men, and death to bonds,"— a protest apparently against mortgages. Large bodies of unemployed men still threaten many cities, and in Cleveland, Ohio, one of them, six thousand strong, has come into violent collision with the police. The immense area of the States has, however, proved a complete protection to general order.