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The state comptroller of Texas
has issued a license fortheCorbett
Fitzsimmon prize fight, and nothing-can
now prevent the exhibition,
which will undoubtedly prove
brutal. The fair name of Texas
will not be elevated in the opinion
of decent people by permitting this
fight to take place.
The Tribune's position on the
silver question has not varied. It
has never advocated the unlimited
coinage of silver at the ratio of 16
to 1. If the Era supposed this
paper had joined the 16 to 1 proces
sion it was simply mistaken. In
the absence of an international
agreement, let the coinage be con
fined to the American production at
the proper ratio.
Rev. J. H. Derryberry, of Whit
tier precinct, has been mentioned
as a candidate for treasurer before
the republican county convention,
and it is likely will have the sup
port of several of the northern pre
cincts. There has been a question
as to Mr. Derryberry's party affilia
tions, but we are requested to state
that he is a true-blue republican,
though his friends admit ihat he
was a delegate in the 1891 populist
The report that David A. Baker
would be an independent candidate
for sheriff in case he was not nomi
nated by the republican county con
vention seems to lack confirmation.
This iournal is not authorized to
state that Mr.Baker will be a candi
date before the convention, but if he
is and not is nominated, we do not be
lieve that he will cast aside his re
publican principles and become an
In 1833 a plot of ground measur
ing 160x180 feet in the village of
Chicago was purchased by Major
Kingsbury for $110. His heirs dis
posed of a little more than half of
it tiie other day for $565,000. The
ground' is to be used as the base for
a high office building, this develop
ment of the modern building being
quite as much responsible for the
enormous increase in value as the
growth, of the city in recent years.
Realizing the task they have be-
SfcoFfljKur. coumjt, eaa4i'te. this '
tall taej populist leaders have
starred ia!!to count noses axd ascer
tain just ';'where they artfat." It
leaked, out that the census so far
taken is most discouraging to the
pops, so much so that Newell Bur-
-ritt and Jake Miller are making prep
arations to return to their farms
next spring, and Butler Buchanan
is familiarizing himself with his
A parting kick is administered
to "Coin" by Professor Laughlinin
the July Forum. After giving a
a table of wage statistics the pro
fessor says: "Not only does a
laborer get more gold for his work
in 1891, as compared with 1873, in
the ratio of $160.7 to $148.3; but the
articles of hs use have fallen. Food
has fallen least since 1873, or
nearly 10 per cent; clothing 32.2 per
cent; fuel 23.7 per cent; metals 35
per cent; lumber nearly 20 percent;
drugs 31 per cent; house furnishing
goods 27 per cent, and miscellaneous
articles 10 per cent. That is, not
has the purchasing power of
a laborers wages risen (as prices
fell), but his very wages have risen
by 8 per cent since 1873. The book
js absolutely untrustworthy as to
its monetary statistics, and facts;
its logic is childish; its demagogic
appeals to class prejudice are low
and unworthy, and it has no claim
whatever to economic recognition."
The statistics relating to the na
tional banks for the last fiscal year
present some points of interest.
The number of banks decreased
fifty-five, "but still there was a
slight increase in the bank note
circulation. There was a very con
siderable increase in the loans and
discounts of the banks and notwith
standing the hard times the de
posits increased; but the most
notable fact in these statistics is
the very large increase in the law
ful money reserve,
This is to be regarded
as one evidence of the very conserv
ative management of the banks
generally. The fact that but
thirty-six. banks were placed in the
hands of receivers during the year
is not a very bad record. With the
revival of business it is to be ex
pected that there . will, be a greater
increase in the bank note, circula
tion during the current fiscal year,
and very likely also an addition
to the number of banks. Under
present conditions it will devolve
Uppn these institutions to supply
any required increase of the cur
The preepects are that potatoe
will be verelow ttie coming season.
The crop issittply immense. They
will most likely take the place ot
-wheat in the arguments ot the lb to
1 fellows. Ashland. Gazette.
The Barrett Scott murderers have
been acquitted for their little breach
ot social etiquette, wlncn is a great
surprise. It was.generally supposed
they would be. presented with gold
medals and banquetted. D remont
The farmer who raises an abund
ance of corn, cattle or hocrs will
find plenty of money ready to pur
chase his products. And that same
money wiu pay on luc iuwugc,
never fear. Just what the north
west is aching for more than free
silver (with all respect to the white
melalVis a free and unlimited crop:
and if the signs fail nof we are
going to get it. Hartington Her
The condition of corn in Kansas
warrants the expectation of a crop
of about $300,000,000, worth more
than the combiaed corn, wheat and
oats -crops of the state in any pre
vious year. Nebraska not only
shares in the prospect for a record
breaking corn crop, but is now pre
paring to harvest a fair yield ot
wheat and an overflowing measure
oats, sugar beets' and minor crops.
In a short time now -the money will
begin pouring into these western
states to move the crop and the
hard times will at last be at an end.
The present system of assessing
property is a farce and an outrage,
but the ever present query is how
can it be remedied? It may be
necessary to change the entire sys
tem of raising revenues for the ex
penses of local and state govern
ment. The Papilliqn Times says
land in Sarpy county is assessed at
S9 per acre, and in Cass county at
$6 per acre, aride infer from the
article that there is little difference
in the value of' land in the two
counties. In York county farms
worth $60 per acre are assessed at
$3 per acre, others worth from $30
to $40 are assessed at $2.50. It
might be possible to have land
assessed, by a state board of asses
sors, who could equalize through
out the state according to its actual
market value.-rYpi:k' Times.
Cy Warmah, , author of "Sweet
Karie, saysJKetahalf in the future
write only for 'liis., own pleasure.
flint-", vkc I ,c
JL. UUli nwi lie
Victoria -lit th irly morning". If
it should come t-Arbert Edward at
the, same time oCaay,, he might find
it diiScult to get if; on. Boston
How would it do it the trustees
of the Fair estate should advertise
generally for the .wives to present
themselves for identification. That
would perhaps save counsel fees
and simplify matters. -Philadelphia
A fly in beer has furnished a Ger
man newspaper with a theme for a
study of national characteristics
from which America is naturally
omitted. There are no flies on
American beer. Philadelphia Rec
"Americans should eat pie with
the fingers," says the New York
Sun. There are plenty of Ameri
cans who would be glad to do so if
a place were onljr made for them at
the pie counter. Kansas City
Yes, blessed is the peacemaker.
It is reported that Hon. John W.
Foster is to receive a fee of a quar
ter of a million dollars for the aid
he gave the Chinese government in
settling terms of peace with Japan.
So much for listening to the Chinese
tael of woe. Boston Herald.
Census inspectors in Milwaukee
are acquiring the habit of getting
spanked by indignant Polish ladies
who do not desire to be enumerated.
This is not exactly an insult to the
flag but somethingvill have to be
done about it just the same. No cen
sus can be properly: taken if the en
umerator has to keep his mind fixed
on the hang of his ironing board.
St Louis Star-Sayings.
Chicago, like. the rest of Illinois,
is affected by a new; Sunday anti
shaving law, -which- will go into
effect. July 1. This innovation will
& ' - ' Y-fL
go to the ball game or theaters
Sunday afternoon. Boston Globe.
California has ithebicycle craze. It
is estimated that wneeis jto tne
value of $2,000,000 have been im
ported into the state from the east
during the present season. There
are no bicycle manufactories in the
Pacific coast states.
Stephen Girasd, of Philadelphia,
died sixty years ago and was re
garded the richest man in the
United States. His fortune was
$7,000,000. The great institution
he founded is still flourishing and
is his best monument.
'Evidence of a Crime That Is Puzzling
SEVEBAL SUSPECTS HELD.
Bed cf the Murdered Xkb. Disappears aad
the Officers Are All at Sea His Bed
room looked like & Slaughter '
boose The Crime Be cord.
Omaha, July 3. The police are work
ing to unravel the secret of a most mys
terious murder which is presumed to
have occurred at 1318 Pierce atreet some
time alter 10 p, m. The viotim of the
crime was John Selj an, a single man, who
boards at the address named. The pe
onliar feature of the affair is that the
body has most completely disappeared.
The most careful investigation has failed
to disclose the slightest clue to its dis
position and the police are entirely in
Four men and a woman have been ar
rested on suspicion of having committed
the crime, Bloodstains qn their cloth
ing constitute the principal evidence
against them. The suspicion of their
guilt is strengthened by the story
that Seljan had only a day or two ago
received $1,000. This is supposed to
have furnished the motive for the crime.
Sellan's coat and vest were found
covered with blood at the foot of Har
ney street. The bedroom at the cottagn
looked like a slaughterhouse. It wai
ocoupied by Amato Mikan and family,
who rented several rooms to men.
Three of the boarders, Anton Kukove,
John DroDrio ana jsuice urban were
arrested. The prisoners are all Polacks.
When Mikan was searched it was dis
covered that the left sleeve of his shirt
was soaked with blood.
With this the evidence ended. Not a
vestige of blood remained to indicate
how the body had been taken from the
Double Killing: In Oklahoma.
Guthrie, July 3. A terrible murder
is reported from Garvin postoffice, 70
miles east of here. Hbel Gardner was
to be married to Miss Durant Monday,
but her brother, Eudolph Durant, ob
jected to the marriage, and when Gard
ner and Cephas Garvin, a cousin of the
young lady, called at the house Sunday
the brother met them at the door and
shot and killed both. The murderer
then fled to the woods and escaped.
Fearful Revenge of a tevor.
Lamont, His., July 8. In the village
of Romoe, a hut containing five wo
men, was blown to atoms by dynamite
placed beneath it by the rejected lover
of one of the women. All the inmates
were injured, three perhaps fatally.
Luke Hoyle and Tim Hoise, both
aspired to the hand of Mollie Dyers and
when Hoise was chosen Hoyle stole
enough dynamite from the drainage
canal works to revenge himself in this
manner. He has been caught.
Prospecta For a I-ynchlnj;.
Albuquerque, N". M., July 3. Pedro
Garcia and Felix Apodaca, the alleged
murderers of tho sheepherders, Maximo
Saactaral aed Pdro Lobato, Jr., wars'
jg ling id, a oaaoa 4i m&m from Jmts
wMk iht j wr ritessHf tfee toiai.
dmim' Tor a -ooam of flaomtfaoa1 affiotca
ad state were exchanged. T&e horses
ridded by the murderers were shot ma-
der taem, bat the men eecaued in the
mountains. If captured they will be
Corn Crop In Good Condition.
Washington, July 3. The weather
bureau la its report of crop conditions
says: The week has been generally fav
orable, although too cool in states of
the Missouri and upper Mississippi val
leys. In the southern states the corn
crop is now practically laid by in gen
erally excellent condition. Cool
weather has retarded the growth of corn
in tho Dakotas, and while Nebraska
and Minnesota report the crop back
ward, it is in good condition. Winter
wheat harvest is nearing completion
over the northern portion of the winter
wheat belt and threshing is becoming
general. Spring wheat is now heading
and the condition of this crop continues
favorable. Light fronts occurred on the
28th and 29th in portions of tfie Da
kotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin, caus
ing slight damage in some localities.
Fatal Boiler Explosion.
Siomc City, July 3. A special to The
Journal from Howard, 8. D., says the
boiler in the Howard Roller mills ex
ploded, completely wrecking the build
ing, killed tho engineer and seriously
injured five other people, three of them
perhaps fatally. The two proprietors
of the mill are not expected to live. The
victims are: O. P. Walker, engineer,
killed; T. C. Guld of LeMars, la., J..P.
Lason, proprietor of the mill, not ex
pected to live; Robert Debolt, badly
mangled and burned, will probably die;
W. A. Clark, a druggist, injured in
both legs, one arm broken and head
badly hurt, will survive; C. A. Lawson,
seriously burned. The loss on building
is about $20,000.
Trial of Bob Fltzslmmons.
Syracuse, July 3. The defense in
the trial of Bob Fitzsimmons was closed
with the testimony of Dr. G. A. Lyon
of New York. From the description
given of Riordan, he would judge that
he was:affected with hypertophy, which
gives the heart a spasmodic action. He
thought the kidneys were affected with
Bright' 8 disease; also from the descrip
tion of Riordan's condition, he would
judge he had an enlargement of the
liver and an affectation of the left lung.
Nominate James A. Garfield.
Warrkn, O., July 3. James A Gar
field, son of the late president, was
nominated for stato senator by acclama
tion tho Twenty-fourth and Twenty
sixth joint district convention.
Select a Candidate-Tor State Senator.
Boone, la., July 3. The Republican
county convention nominated C. J. A.
Ericson for state senator. The dele
gates to the state convention were not
Catholic Uaireraltj Carpenters Strike.
Washington, July 3. The union
carpenters engaged on tho Catholio uni
versity .have struck for an advance in
wages from $2.60 to $2.80 per day.
Mnrderer Klnc Executed.
Rusk, Tex., July 3. G. C. King was
executed for the murder of Dr. Drowry,
the governor refusing to interfere.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. -Latest U. S. Gov't Report
PVGHJST IS MINISTER OF AVAR.
EHIj Waters' Bapld Rise la the Bepablto
Victoria, July 3. The steamer Em
press of China brings the news that
"Billy" Waters of San Francisco, pugi
list and bar room bouncer, is now min
ister of war and vice president of the
republic of Formosa.
Waters connection with the new
born republic dates back only a few
months, when he obtained employment
at the Taipen Fu forts as instructor. It
was his pugilistic powers that brought
him into prominence. One night some
Chinese mandarins attempted to inter
fere unduly with Billy's prerogative,
and the ex-pugilist promptly laid them
out and handled their body guard in the
same free and easy fashion. His value
from a military standpoint was immedi
fltely recognized by the governor.
Will Sacrifice Her Jewels.
San Franoisco, July 3. The Chron
iole says that Mrs. Leland Stanford is
about to start for Europe, where she
will dispose of her collection of jewels,
valued at over 500,000. Among the
jewels is the famous Empress Eugenie
diamond necklace, for which Mrs. Stan-
ford uaid a fabulous price. The reason
for Mrs. Stanford's action is her desire
to make the Stanford university a suc
cess. The litigation with the govern
ment over the Stanford estate has tied
up the income, and funds are badly
needed to maintain the university. In
order to raise the necessary money,
Mrs. Stanford will sacrifice her jewels-
Had a Narrorr Escape.
Casadro, Cal.. July 3. Ex-Congress
man Jov of Missouri and his bride had
a narrow escape from death near here.
While driving with a coaching party of
12 on a steer) mountain road, with a
precipice on one side, the coach over
turned. Fortunately it fell toward the
mountain instead of over the edge ot
the road. The bravery of the driver,
who jumped in between the struggling
horses, saved the party from being
dragged to death or hurled into the
gorge below. Only one person was
hnfllvhTirfc. Mrs. Tomukms had nor
hip dislocated and was injured inter
nally. Hostilities Resume at Muskegon.
Muskegon, Mich., July 8. Hostilities
between the old and the new boom com
panies were resnmd today. All the new
A. - -
company men, 43 in number, were ar
rested on charges of trespass. The old
company will continue every day to ar
rest all the uersons touching on their
lands driving logs on what they term
thp.ir private waters. This move, U
successful, will result in the complete
blockade of millions of feet of logs and
tfircieang dow eC .every mill is tie
cftywitikia fw wirijt. '
Cjwcao, JJt I. Tin ptisitiadia-
ssraaeemea srs. isYsetigK a dfck,
in the family ot Charles J. Uhl, a bar-
feer, who has predieted saeMea deatfes o
relatives and-who pats great faith, in
spirit information and life insurance
policies. His wife and his mother-in-
aw each died suddenly, The police
consider it a striking coincidence that
both women carried life insurance.
Uhl's two children, young girls, are in
sured. The barber-denies all connection
with the deaths.
Davis XeftMany Creditors.
Kansas City, July 3. Additional de
velopments at Rossville, Kan., show
that Wesley Davis, the gram dealer,
who disappeared last week after an un
successful attempt to bull the gram
market of Kansas City, owed about
$40,000 instead of tno sum nrsc men-
ioned when his night became known.
His creditors are principally farmers of
Rossville township, Shawnee county,
Kansas. Davis left everybody in the
urch. Since his disappearance credi
tors have been coming forward in droves.
Fair Will Complications.
San Francisco, July 3. The attor-
neys, trustees ana neirs unaer cne r air
will are said to be desirous of testing the
validity of the trust clause of the docu
ment first presented for probate. It is ar
gued by the attorneys and heirs under the
holographic will that the trust to secure
the first will is illegal, and muoh time
and money would be saved by obtain
ing a legal decision on this point.
Michigan Delegation Secnres Quarters.
Chattanooga, July 3. W. S. Green,
adjutant general of the Micmgan .Na
tional guard, who is in tne city, Has
completed arrangements for quarters
for the Michigan official delegation at
the dedication of the Chickamauga na
tional military park. The delegation
will comprise 80 people, including the
governor and staff, legislative commit
tee, General Alger and others.
Strike of Wire Drawers.
Cleveland, July 3. Three hundred
wire drawers at tho works of the Amer
ican Wire company went on strike to
day for a 10 per cent increase in wages.
The men made a demaDd for the ad
vance several days ago, and on being
notified this morning that it could not
be granted, wont out.
Costly Blaze at Lynn.
Lynn. Mass., July 3. Fire which
started in the Sangamore hotel block,
in whioh a large quantity of powder
and fireworks was stored, destroyed
property of the estimated value of $150,
000; insurance $100,000.
Enjoins the City.
Pierre, July 8. The restraining or
der has been served on the members of
the city committeo enjoining them from
maldne any further payments to the
water company on the contract.
Saa Francisco's Treasnrer Dead.
San Francisco, July 3. James H.
Widber, treasurer of the city and coun
ty of San Francisco, died at midnight
Died of His Iajaries.
Chicago, July 3. Leon Straus, the
ex-rabbi of Belleville, who was run over
by a cable car Monday,, died at St.
beiecteii rs Chief of the National
Made a Phenomenal Record as Forecaster
ef tne Chicago Office Abuses In the
Seed Trade Tellow Fover at San
tiago National Capital Notes.
?r juamxuxvx, tiuij o. jLc is under
stood that Willis J. Moore, now in the
Chicago forecasting office of the weath
er bureau, has been selected as chieT ol
the weather bureau to succeed Professor
The seleotion of Professor Moore, it la
expected, will be officially announced
within 24 hours. The appointment will
be strictly on the line of civil service, as
Processor Moore has been a life-long
employe in the service. He is a Repub
lican and was born 41 years ago. He
had no political backing for the office
and the announcement of his appoint
ment will be the first intimation to him
that his selection has been, considered
by the president and Secretary Morton.
He received his appointment of the sig
nal service when 21 years old and has
been with it and the weather bureau
ever since. He was educated at the sig
nal service school of Fort Myer, Vir
ginia, and ranked second in a graduating
class of 80 membera. In 1880 he became
a sergeant, securing the promotion by
devising mechanical methods of issuing
daily weather forecasts and maps, and
was immediately assigned to the prepa
ration of meteorological charts. Later ht
took charge of the forecast bureau at
Minneapolis, and was subsequently
transferred to Milwaukee, where his
work won special mention from Secre
tary Rusk. Last year there was a com
petitive examination for a weather bu
reau professorship, in which 30 scien
tific experts and forecasters strove for th
office. The 10 candidates standing high
est were selected for forecast work at
the bureau in Washington. Professor
Moore ranked highest. He submitted a
comprehensive essay on the best meth
ods for making forecasts of the weather,
and the awards were made by a com
mittee consisting of Professor Menden-
hall, late chief of the coast and geodetic
survey; Professor Harrington, whom
Professor Moore now succeeds, and Ma
jor Dunwoody, assistant chief of the
Soon after Professor Moore was sent
to Chicago and piaecd is. etiarge of that
aUrm Tlaa rf V thr Vox Tvta-rt
maattimoos ia eosameaalBg hie ,work
He made a pkoienal record la$&
ICaroh ia ccderiag 130 cold wave sdr-
xak. of which 115 were varifiAd hr th
waves thOTaiielvae. Durisj last Bsoem-
ber, January, February ai,Marck k
forecasts resulted in dspJayiugjgarals.
for 30 severe winter stonajbn Lake
Michigan, and 27 were practically veri
fied. He is regarded hjwas onaofthe
most expert men in tha service, and offi
cials point to the record ha has already ,
made as proof of Cfaalificatipns for the
now duties. T
Chance Ferhe Iowa Iron Works.
Washington, July 3. With but a -
single exception, newspapers in the east '
have not been given the advertisement
just issued by the navy department
calling for proposals for building three
new torpedo boats large enough to go to
sea and make 26 knots per hour. This
is owing to the fact that the language
of the act under which these boats are
to be built permits them to be con
structed on the Atlantic coast only in
tho event that the navy department is
unable to secure reasonable offers from
responsible bidders on the Pacific coast,
the Mississippi river and the Gulf of
Mexico. The department is making
every effort to carry out the purpose of
the act of congress in this respect, and
so it has published its advertisements iu
the papers of the Pacific coast, at San
Francisco, Seattle and Portland, and
for the first time in papers in Dasnqu
and New Orleans.
Abases In the Seed Trade.
Washington, July 3. An immense
amount of poor seed is sold to American
farmers and gardeners according to a
report recently issued by the agricul
tural department. While other coun
tries for many years have been looking
into the subject with a view to protect
ing their agriculturists from abuses in
the seed trado no investigations have
been made in the United States except
at a few experiment stations. Great
apathy prevails, however, among pur
chasers of seed, who, as a rule, buy the
cheapest in the market and trust to luck
for it to produce the crop. Such seed,
says the report, is dear at any price.
Yellow Fellow on the Increase.
Washington, July 3. The United
States consul at Santiago de Cuba re
ports that yellow fover is on the increase
there, but says it is impossible to give
the number of cases, owing to the fact
that physicians in private practice do
not report teir cases. He says thero
were 19 deaths in the city from this
cause during the week ending June 22.
Want Him Reinstated,
San Jose, Cah, July 3. The astron
omers of the Lick observatory today
sent a joint telegram to President Cleve
land protesting against the removal of
Professor George Davidson, chief of the
coast and geodetic survey, and asking
for his reinstatement. The astronomers
declare that recently published scientific
ricords demonstrate that Davidson is
still one of the most active workers iu
the survey .
Ex-Secretary Foster Returns.
Victoria, July 3. Among the pas
sengers on the steamer Empress of
China, which arrived from Hong Kong
and Yokohama, was ex-Secretary of
Stato Foster, who acted as China's
agent in the peace negotiations with
Japan. He left at once for Washington.