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YOL. XIII, NO. 25.
WICHITA, KANSAS, TUESDAY MORNING JUNE 17, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 1892.
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Something of Its Good "Work and Great
St. Louis, Mo., June 15. Special cor
respondence. The Young People's So
ciety of Christain Endeavor, for which the
above magic letters stand, held its ninth
international association at St. Louis be
ginning Thursda', June 12, 1S90.
Beginning at Portland, Me., in 1SS1,
with a membership of less than fifty per
sons, it has become international and em
braces in the United States alone a mem
bership of nearly three quarters of a
million consecrated young men and
women. Its growth, not less than its
power as a religious organization is the
marvel of the age. The convention city of
St. Louis, though by no means the fore
most city in the cause, is said to possess
fifty-two societies and over 500 members of
To the Rev. Francis "E. Clark, of Boston,
Mass., is due the honor of its founding.
While pastor of a Portland church, Maine,
in 1881, he collected the iirst band of
young people witn tne objects ana name
of this society. The first local union seems
to have been formed in Hartford, Conn.
Rev. Clark together with such men .'is
Drs. Henson and Barrows of Chicago, Dr.
Jficcolls of St. Louis. Drs. Burrell and
Waylnnd Hoyt of Minneapolis, Governor
Francis of Missouri, and others equally
well known still remain its counselors and
captains in its aggressive warfare for
As the curtain in the exposition build
ing rose this afternoon it revealed a choir
of over 200 members of St. Louis society
who at once struck up a song of welcome.
The sight was inspiring and the great au
dience with difficulty checked its desire to
burst into cheers. But as the president
stopped to the front, prolonged applause
burst forth. The order of the day seemed
that of unbounded enthusiasm.
Governor D. 11. Francis was then called
and addressed us somewhat as follows: I
deem it a pleasure and an honor to ad
dress this body. Its very name should in
Kpire and draw to its ranks everyone who
desires tolead a better life and die happy
in having done good to his fellows.
Brother Clarkhas been happily termed and
here I greet him as Father Endeavor.
His and your society has demol
ished sectional barriers and oblitera
ted denominational lines. Christianity
is the rescuer, preserver and future hope
of civilization. The church should guide
but not assume to control government.
As the blood of the martyrs was the seed
of the church, so the blood of the young
people must be the life of the church. He
then in behalf of the well-wishers of good
bade the association a hospitable welcome.
Rev, S. J. Niccolls followed somewhat
as follows: Words rail to express the
glory of youth when in pursuit of
righteousness. A host of 600,000 is now
thus engaged. Your little "Christian En
deavor' should be both a name and a
motto. To be like Christ, to live for Him,
to lead others to Him is your true en
deavor. The cry is against so much or
ganization, but the church must, to live,
ever be fruitful in organization for good
works. This society, the babe of the
t huch. gives promises of giant growth. It
is nee Jed by the church and is working in.
approved lines. The youth must
recognize obligation to Christ and
the happiness and glory of faith
ful service. The church can nob
afford to despise Christian youth. The
world owes its progress to the j'oung.
David, Alexander, 2sTapoleon, Hamilton,
Chatham, Christ, are but examples for
your imitation. The church is tilled with
unproductive material. The demand for
trained ir.Oi ;.nd women, and tho elimina
tion of all that clogs our progress is at
hand. We want now young people who
know the right and will to obey orders in
the armies of our Lord.
Rev. J. II. BaiTows responded grace
fully and wittily to the address asking but
u tithe of the well known hospitality of St.
Louis, promising to return with interest
at the world's fair of '93 whatever he
might now receive. He referred to the
stupendous labors of Mr. Wanamakcr in
organization of the post office system and
of himself in trying to evangelize Chicago
After the usual opening exercises at the
opening of evening session, Rev. Clark,
president of the union, was called. He
proceeded to give statistics of the
growth of the society, but declared
this to be the least important part of
its work. What victories have we won?
is far more important. To answer the
question we must follow 11,000 lookout,
prayer meeting and other committees into
twenty-two different denominations and
among all lands. Seventy thousand asso
ciate members have become members of
c angelical churches and consequently
nenva members in the last year. This
growth of the Christian Endeavor is no
more a freak than the growth of the Unit
ed States in population in her century.
God made the circumstances ripe for both
and laid on each a mission. The growth
is due to the covennut idea, i. e., I have
made a contract with God to the quick
ening of conscience and of method among
the youug. As the Sundav school is the
oatcome of the idea of Bible study, so is
this society the outcome of the covenant
idea. Strike out the covenant idea from
the scriptures and man's sense of obliga
tion ceases. The covenant is a scriptural
necessity and man a covenant keeping
God. The prayer meeting pledge is
Mich a covenant of love and work.
This pledge is but supplemental to
that greater pledge which each one
makes when on his own mount of transfig
uration he pledges to Christ his life and
The society thus brings each one to the
touchstone of conscience. Not the society,
not even the pastor can judge him; but
his God, before whom he must give an ac
count for the deeds done in the body.
The claims of a conventional life call us
to ease and pleasure, to neglect or desecra
tion of the Sabbath and other lesser evils.
The church and the world need young
people with backbones on moral questions.
This can be acquired only by strict obedi
ence to Christ. This willinevitably mould
the character of the striven Ease, comfort,
convenience must gume to duty. Go
where duty calls you, do as cousscience
TI.e society stands by the idea of lovalty
to God and your own church; it stands for
fuller fellowship among Christians of all
creed . He then suggested in addition to
the general motto of thousociety the follow
ing as its annual motto of 1S90-91: "One
is your mastor, even Christ, and all ye are
The president then alluded to the pro
longed and anxious search after a man or
dained of God to the work of general sec
retary, told of one who had been in his
own state, beloved of all and fruitful in
good works, and introduced Mr. John W.
Bacr. of Minnesota. The delegates from
the state rose en masse and cheered him.
Mr. Baer feelingly alluded to his relations
with and love for his suite and pledged
himself to like faithful work as the ser
vant of the association at large.
Dr. Henson, of Chicago, appointed to de
liver the annual sermon, spoke of his
former opposition to the movement as
likely to produce Christians of a neutral
tint, without denominational fealty or
strong convictions. He wished a Metho
dist to be strongly Methodist as to shout
"Amen" and Baptists so strongly Baptist
as to wade deep in Jordan's stream. He
announced from experience and close ob
servation his entire conversion to the Y. P.
S. C. E. idea. Cynics a few years since
pronounced Christianity a fetish and de
lusion fast passing to the darkness of
death; he pronounced it a living
reality, the blush of whose down
ing only we now-sec in the east He chose
his text from II Timothy, "The Scripture
is given by inspiration of God, etc., ' and
aanuunced his theme as, The bible the
authoritative guide in character building.
He assumed the insDiration of the word as
a fact and proceeded to analyze character.
to show its weakness ami the word's suf-1
ficiency. Would deny the long accepted
Shakespearian maxim, "He who filches
from me my good name makes me poor
indeed," and asserted that moral poverty
can never overtakehim, the foundations of
whose character are firm and secure in
Christ. He then enforced his point by
notable examples and declared the richest
legacy of the world to be the spotless char
acter of a being whose good name was
stolen and whose life was forfeited as a
criminal by designing men even Jesus.
The speaker ridiculed the idea of infant
purity, argued that all as sons of Adam
were in like condemnation; but through
faith and that only they "are given power
to become the sons of God." He further
stated that the bible though consistent
with both is neither a work on
mathematics or astronomy; the truths of
these man may discover. God reveals him
self to those only who have found the end
of their tether; and to them such only of
the mystery of life, death, the world, the
eternity,as in the infinite purpose He deems
for our good. He awakens to a sense of
ignorance, that He may gratify the thirst
for knowledge. The law with its terrors
to the sinner is but the schoolmaster to
bring us to Christ. When one has known
Christ his life must conform tothatknowl
edge; living in that conformitv he must.
like Andrew of old, bring his brother also
to the same fount of influence. This in
spiration to service, and in the service is
the milk and meat for the formation of the
noblest types olmanhood and womanhood.
The Bible is the creator of civilization, the
solace in adversity, the guide iu prosper
ity, the anchor of hope to the departing
The Friday morning exercises began
with a treasurer's report showing &XX)
in the treasury. He predicts that in
another year the profits of the
publishing department would pay the an
nual expenses. He enlarged upon this
idea, showing how economic had been the
financial management, and how profits
were applied to the extension of the work
instead of swelling the dividends of stock
holders. The subject of "Distinctive Elements of
Christian Endeavor Work" was treated
ably and at length by Rev. O. H. Tiffany,
D. D., of Minneapolis. He named three
such features as, first, private devotion;
second, support of church service; third,
public confession. God as a spirit must be
realized through a spiritual sense. Prayer
in prirate thus becomes the source and
medium of supplies through which we be
come familiar with God's conceptions.
Mind power, personal culture is developed
through knowledge of the word. It in
spires to work and sustains in the work;
and He who indited the word stands ready
to interpret it. Enlightenment for the
world has followed the Star of Bethlehem.
MAKY HATES PUBLIOITY.
Miss Anderson Declares That Her Wedding
Will Be a Quiet Affair.
London, June 10. Contrary to expecta
tion Mary Anderson has determined to
have her wedding as quiet and exclusive as
Eossible at the risk of offending any nuni
er of friends and devoted admirers, and
against the wishes of Mrs. Dr. Griffin.
Mary long ago made up her mind that she
would ueconie -urs. iNavarro wuuouc any
pomp and vanity. This afternoon
a correspondent visited the house
in Hampstead Heath, where dwells
Dr. Griffin's family, of which
Mary will be a member until Tuesday
next. Sitting at a window in a room over
looking the road was the worthy step
father. When the correspondent rung the
bell our own Mary opened the door sud
denly, nearly upsetting a rather short but
good looking young man dressed in a suit
of dark check who stood behind her. "O!
I beg your pardon," she said. "I hope I did
riotliurtryou." " "
"Xot at all, dear; it's all right," was the
"Ls Dr. Griffin at home?" the correspond
ent asked. Mary smiled benignautly as
she answered, "He is."
"It is really with yourself, Miss Ander
son," the newspaper man said, "that E
want to talk. People in America are deep
ly interested iu all that interests yon. I
would like you to give me some account of
the wedding ceremony which is to take
place next Tuesday."
If any woman in the world can put on a
bashful look that woman is Mary Ander
son. Shoactually blushed. She looked pret
ty as a picture. She was dressed in a most
becoming gown of blue-gray cloth, and
wore a broad brimmed hat with a huge
"Won't you come into the drawing
room?" she said. Our Mary is be
coming quite English, you know,
notwithstanding a slight remnaut of
an American accent which she has
not yet been able to throw off. The cor
respondent followed her into the room,
which is a pretty one looking upon a slop
ing green lawn.
"SVhat can I tell 3011," Miss Anderson
began. "I was just going out for a walk.
Really, there is not much to tell."
'I want you to let me into the secrets of
the arrangements for your wedding."
Miss Anderson said: "We are going to
be married in the quietest manner possible.
Only the members ot my family will be
pres'eut. I have been compelled to ignore
even friends who have been most kind to
me while in England. We shall go away
immediately after the ceremony."
Mr. Navarro was standing behind the
door during all this talk, evidently impa
tient for thfe promised walk, yet gazing
with equally evident admiration at his
iiancee. "Xow, I am afraid I can give you noth
ing more; yes, I'll tell you what I'll do; I'll
ask Dr. Grifliu to come to you. He will
tell you, perhaps, better than I what ar
rangements have been made and all about
it. Now you will excuse me, won't you?"
aud, without waiting for a reply, Mary
sailed out of the room.
"What," said the correspondent, "no
magnificent drosses, no pretty brides
maids?" "Nothing of the kind," replied Mary, "I
have no maguilicent trousseau. 1 have de
cided thst everything shall be perfectly
quiet. 1 shall wear a walking dress most
probably. I hate fuss and would rather
mv wedding should be entirely private."
The correspondent was left standing in
the middle of the iloor a few minutes
till Dr. Griflin made his appearance.
Without much ado he said: "I would
have had her married at the cathedral,
and would have had things done up
iu style, but she would have it her
way. And now you know, as she has re
tired into private life altogether, it is no
use arguing with her. She always hates
too much publicity."
Mary is going to.be married at the little
Catholic chapel by a well known priest.
After the wedding Mary and her husband
will start immediately for Venice, stopping
at Dover over night and proceeding to
Paris leisurely next laorning.
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
Washington, June 1C Pensions grant
ed Kansaus were: Original William
II. Clark, Mound City; Samuel Miller,
Galesburg; Irving P. C. Dash. Leroy: John
S. Steadman. Emporia. David A. "Acton,
Prescott; William T. Lawless, Leaven
worth. William Morgan, Louisburg: Resin
D. AVoodward Clyde. Increase Lafayette
Birlotu, Fredonia; Martin Brennamen,
Gurney: Baron DcK. Harrison, Liberty:
Aaron Roweu. Topeka; Benjamin S. Ran
kin, Edna: William IL Mershon, Lecomp
ton; John H. Heming. El Dorado. Orig
inal widows, etc Minors of James C.
Jackman. Oxford and Winfield; minors of
Winers of William M. Johnson. Shaw;
Josephine, widow of Amos S. Allen, Wich
ita; Lynthia A., widow of Albert C. Kelly,
A CUT BY THE LEHIGH.
Chicago, I1L, June 16. The sensation of :
the day in railroad circles was the reduction
in all nrst class trallic made by the Lehigh
Valley. Without notice to its competitors
this morning it quoted a 17j cent rate on
this class, its lake and rail competitors be
ing left .with a rate which thev can not
reduce to the Lehigh Valley, cases before
THE SILVER BILL GOES OVER
Senators Ingalls and Wolcott "Will
Speak on the Measure
A Pledge Circulated Among the Senators
Against Any Free Coinage
Legal Tender Act.
Western Men Absolutely Refuse to Sign
Two Amendments Proposed by Mr,
Blaii Senator Jones Hopeful for
Free Coinage The Day in
the House Items,
Washington, June 16. A message from
the house asking further conference on the
trust bill was assented to. The deficiency
appropriation bill for pensions and the
census was reported and passed.
The house silver bill was taken up and
Mr. Daniel resumed the speech begun by
liim last Friday.
Mr. Allison next addressed the senate.
Ho said he should vote for the house bill as
amended by the senate finance committee,
as he considered it the wisest and best so
lution of the question. By the payment of
the public debt the national bank circula
tion was gradually passing away. The
question to be considered was what'
currency could be safely substituted for
the national bank circulation. The judg
ment of the finance committee was (and
he thought it would be the judgment of
the senate) that if the government issued
paper money it should issued it on some
thing that was of itself controvertible into
legal tender money. Therefore the bill
proceeded on the idea that what
ever paper money should be issued
should be issued on silver bullion
purchased by the government at the
market price. Why, he asked, had silver
bullion been selected as the basis
for the new paper money? It was
because the public mind rested in the be
lief that, sooner or later, silver bullion
would be coined and would become a part
of the metallic currency. It was on that
basis that he would vote for the bill. He
believed that the only safe way to rehabil
itate silver was to secure a concurrent
agreement among the nations whereby
they would open their mints concurrently
to the free coinage of silver at an
agreed rate. So believing, he
was willing to go on as they
were going on now (tentatively as
it were) with a provision for the use of
silver, penning negotiations tnat ought to
be had for the restoration of silver on
some agreed rate by the nations of the
world. He could not vote for the free
coinage of silver at this time or at any
other time in the future. He could not do
so until every effort to secure the use of
silver by the commercial nations of the
world was exhausted.
Mr. Vest commented upon a remark of
Mr. Allison as to the "New born zeaj" of
the Democratic senators in the care of free
coinage of silver aud made a statement to
show that that has always been the Demo
cratic policy. He read a resolution which
he had offered in the senate in 1S79 for the
complete remonetization of silver, and
which had buen, on Mr. Allison's motion,
and by the vote of a Republican majority,
referred to the finance committee, where it
had been buried beyond resurrection.
Mr. Allison That was in lb0. Where
was the senator from Missouri during the
four years of Mr. Cleveland's administra
tion, that he did not again produce his res
olution? Mr. Vest I was fighting "the Republican
party, as usual.
Mr. Allison As usual, but notin the
Mr. vest remarked that if the Demo
cratic party said nothing of the silver ques
tion in its platform of 16SS, it was not be
cause it had receded from the position
which it had always held. It was because
President Cleveland was an eastern man,
a New York man, who did not sympathize
with the majority of his party on
that question. Mr." Cleveland had come
to the presidental chair imbued with tJie
prejudices of the Xew York bankers and
was in one sense(so far as his opinion on sil
ver was concerned)a sectional man. He had
reason to believe now that Mr. Cleveland
was better informed on the subject and
was in sympathy with the people of the
great west and of the majority of the
Senators Ingalls and Wolcott expressed a
desire to address the senate tomorrow on
the silver bill and after an executive ses
sion the senate adjourned.
ME. JONES CONFIDENT.
He Hopes for a Free Coinage Measure
Washington, June 16. There will be no
vote on the silver bill or any of the pend
ing amendments iu the senate today.
Senator Jones, of Nevada, says that
several senators desire to speak on it. in
cluding Senators Allison and Wolcott and
notwithstanding the agreement to close
the debate at 3 o'clock, no one will be pre
vented from speaking who expresses a de
sire to do so. He thinks a final vote will
not be reached for two or three days.
Questioned as to the character of the bill
the senators would pass, Senator Jones
answered that it seemed quite probably
now that it would be a bill providing for
When this matter is out of the way a
struggle for precedence is probable. Sena
tor Allison says he will not ask to have the
legislative, executive and judicial appro
priation bill considered: senator Piatt
wants the bill to admit Wyominc to the
union taken up; and Senator Frye will
press his shipping bills upon the attention
of the senate. If the Wyoming bill
should bo taken up, it is understood
that the Democrats will offer a
substitute to admit Wyoming. Idaho,
New Mexico and Arizona to the
union in a body. Republicans, so it
is announced, will not spend much time in
arcument on the bill; they will rest the
case upon the report of the committee in
favor of the passage of the bill.
The river and harbor appropriation bill
will be reported early in the week from
the committee on commerce, but it will
not be called up for action by Chairman
Frye before next week. By the middle
of the week the Republican members in
the finance committee expect to have the
tariff bill ready to report. A feeling prevails
that the debate on that measure will not
begin until the measures above referred
to. or some of them, are disposed of.
Senator Morrill's bill to further aid ag
ricultural colleces is on the calendar for
Thursday, on which day also the eulogies
on the deceased members of the New York
delegation are to be delivered.
Saturday is to be devoted to bills on the
calendar to which no objection is made.
The remaining appropriation bills are to
be vigorously pushed in the house this
week in pursuance of the plan agreed
upon last week fn order to have the way
clear for action upon other matters
of public importance. The pro
gram will involve the practical
loss of suspension dav, as the
sundry civil appropriation but comes over
as unfinished business. It is to be followed
by the Indiannppropriation oill. and by
the national bankruptcy bill, which will
be.called uu br the iufiicinrv comtniueo
under one of the specfnl rules for fadlitat-1
ing speedy action. The elections commit
tee wishes to call up the Mississippi con
tested election case of Chalmers vs. Mor
gan. This is one of the cases where the
committee has reported in favor of seating
the Democratic member, and it may act as
a softening prelude to the angry and ex
cited strains of the debate on the national
election bill, which is expected to follow
and close the week.
TO BEAT FREE COINAGE.
Eastern Senators Circulating a Pledge
Against Such Measure.
Washington, June 16. It is now quite
likely that the senate will pass a silver
bill resembling the one adopted last week
by the house. It looked a week or less ago
as if the senate would adopt a free coinage
and full legal tender bill by an oyer
whelming majority, but during the past
week a paper has been circulated by Sena
tor Spooner, of Wisconsin, which pledges
senators to vote against a free coinage bill,
and against any measure which proposes
to make the certificates issued for
the purchase of bullion redeemable
in anything else than silver
coin or bullion. It is stated
that if thirty -eight Republicans
can be induced to sign the pledge, with
Senators McPherson of New Jersey, Gray
of Delaware, Wilson of Maryland, Hamp
ton of South Carolina, and Payne of Ohio,
Democrats, the anti-free coinage Republi
cans will win. Twenty-eight Republicans
have already attached their signatures to
the paper, but Messrs. Plumb and Ingalls
of Kansas, Teller and Wolcott of Colorado,
Mitchell of Oregon, Power and Sanders of
Montana, Pettigrew of South Dakota, and
probably three or four other Republicans
will refuse to be . bound, as they are in
favor of a free coinage and full tender
measure. It is stated that the reason the
final vote upon the bill in the senate was
postponed till Monday was to give the
anti-free- coinage men an opportunity to
circulate their pledge.
NATIONAL ELECTION LAW.
The Bill as Framed by the Republican
Washington, June 1C. The national
election law as framed by the house Re
publican caucus committee has been print
ed. The principal features of the message
are as follows: Chief supervisor of elec
tions in judicial districts are charged with
the execution of the law, which is to apply
to federal elections in cities of 20,000 in
habitants or upward, and In entire con
gressional districts exclusive of such cities
upon application to the supervisor of
100 voters, or in counties or parishes form,
a part of congressional districts upon ap
plication of fifty voters. In canvassing the
states the state laws are to govern except
that all ballots are to be counted by tens
first by an inspector of elections and second
by a supervisor, the local election
officers and the supervisors upon a
part tally sheet which are to be
compared and the result publicly
announced. Ballots deposited in the wrong
box are to be counted. Returns are to be
made by the supervisors in duplicate to
the clerks of the United States circuit
courts and to the chief supervisor, who is
to tabulate and refer them to ,the b nitcu
States board of canvassers of the con
sressional vote, which is to be appointed
by the United States circuit court. The
board is to convene on November 15 each
year and is to declare and certify the result
ot tne election.
TO PROTECT PUBLIC FORESTS.
Washington, June 16. The president
today transmitted to congress t& communi
cation from the secretary of the interior
relating to the destruction by fires care
lessly kindled or left of the timber upon
the public lands. The president expressed
the opinion that if proper penalties were
imposed by law and a few convictions
thereon secured much waste of the forest
would be prevented. The communication
of the secretary merely encloses a draft
of a bill "for the protection of
trees and other growth of the
fublic domain from destruction by fire."
t declares it to be a misdemeanor for any
person maliciously or negligently to set
on fire any woods or prair upon the pub
lic lands." Upon convicuon thereof, the
person so doing shall be fined not more
than three times th value of the growth
destroyed or imprisoned for not more than
three years, or both; one half of the fine to
go to the informer and the other half to
the public school fund of the county in
which such growth was situated.
IN THE HOUSE.
Washington, June 16. The house
adopted the conference report on a bill for
the public building at Salina, Kan. (The
limit of cost is $75,000).
The house then went into committee of
the whole (Mr. Burrows, of Michigan, in
the chair) on the sundry civil appropria
On motion of Mr. Williams, of Ohio, an
amendment was agreed to appointing E.
M. Morrill, of Kansas, and Alfred D.
Pearson, of Pennsylvania, as members of
the board of managers soldiers' home.
Mr. Savers, of Texas, offered an amend
ment making a special appropriation in
stead of an indefinite appropriation for the
payment of back pay. Agreed to 71 to 76
but as far as it" affected bounty it was
lost GS to 70.
Pending action on the bill the committee
arose and the house adjourned.
ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE.
Washington, June 16. There are pros
pects of another vacancy in the grade of en
sign in the navy, thoush probably not soon
enough to be available ror the appoint
ment of a cadet from thus year's class at
the naval academy. Ensign Fitz A. Hun
ton, who has been on duty on the coast
survey steamer McArthur on the Pacific
coast, has been reported to the depart
ment as absent without leave from his
vessel for several weeks. The report says
that he is following an opera company
which is now appearing in the California i
cities and is located from time. He will be
arrested and tried on charges of being ab
sent without leave. Ensign Hunton was
appointed a cadet in 1879 from Topeka,
Kan., and up to the present time has had
a good record in the navy. He is a son of
ex-Mayor Hunton, of Topeka.
LARD PRODUCERS COMPLAIN.
Washington, June 16. In a report pre
sented today to accompany the pnre food
bill, reported from the senate committee
on agriculture and forestry last week,
Chairman Paddock says: "Both houses
of congress have been deluged with peti
tions from the farmers' organizations dur
ing the present session praying for legisla
tion which will compel the manufacturers
of hog product to conform to the laws of ; business. He was accompanied by Jtsie
commercial honesty. They complain, and I Krites, also of Carbondale The two were
justly, that the sale of compounded prod- hardlv 20 years of age apiece, and had left
ucts under the name of genuine is destroy- home without letting their parents know
ing a remunerative market for their hogs ! oi their intentions. Gallaher's folks have
by displacing millions of pounds of pure i been telegraphed and have sent for the re
lard with articles of a cheap quality bold ; mains wnich are at an undertaker's here
unaer tne the same name
TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH.
Washington, June 16. Representative
Bufctcrworth, of Ohio, today presented in
the house a resolution providing for tho
meeting of the house of representatives on
July 4 at 11 o'clock, and lor the setting
apart of the day to celebration by suitable
exercises, and of of the adoption" and pro
mulgation of the declaration of independ
ence. It also provides for the presence and
participation of the senate in the exercises
and for an invitation to the society ofthe
Sons of American Revolution to be present.
WILL TAKE THEM ALL DOWN.
Washington, Juue 16. In an interview
today Superintendent Porter, of the census
bereau. replying to an inquiry says: "The
object of the census i to obt&in a com
plete enumeration of all the pet-pie in the
United States. This mast be done The
caosns will not be completed until it is
ejected, no matter how long it takes."
DOOMED TO DM.
THIBTT-FOUR MINERS ENTOMBED
A Frightful Disaster by Fire Damp
in a Pennsylvania
The Unfortunates Sealed in Their Tomb
Deep in the Mine Without an
But Two Blackened Corpses as yet Becor
ered Scenes of Greatest Anguish
Witnessed at the Mouth of the
Mine Willing Searchers Toil
ing to Bring Forth the
Bodies Other Ac
cidents. Pittsbubg, Pa., June 1G. An explosion
resultingin a fearful loss of life occurred
at the Hill Farm mine near Dunbar, at 10
o'clock this morning.
Fiftytwo miners-had gone to work this
morning and were in the slope when the
explosion occurred. Of these fifty-two,
eighteen were in the left heading
and thirty-four in the right
heading. Those in the left head
ing got out all right. The
retreat of the others was cut off and not
one escaped. Their names are:
Joseph Behgner, married;
Midt Faret, married;
Pat Courtney, aged 40 years, married;
George Courtney, son, aged 17;
J. W. McCheli,, 40 years, married;
Joseph Bigley, 30 years, wife and two
Peter Egan, 44 years, married;
Robert Magill, single;
Martin Caveney, single;
John Cope, married;
Andrew Cope, son;
Patrick Delyin, married;
John Joy, married;
David Davis, married;
Thomas Davis, son;
Patrick Hill, married;
Patrick Courtney, married;
John Courtney, son;
Jack McChell, married;
Daniel Smith, married;
Daniel Shearn, single;
William Hayes, aged 19;
James McCleary, married;
Thomas McCleary, married;
Elmer Lenny, married.
At 7 o'clock this evening the gang turned
in at the mines, the -smaller gang drifting
to the left, while the larger, some thirty
five in number, went to the right and de
scended some S00 feet from the surface and
at least a milo from the opening. These
two drifts are connected, but the
connection is from the main stem,
some half a mile from the en
trance. The mine it seems had been
somewhat troubled with water, and an air
shaft had been drilled from tho-surfacc to
the junction of the right and left shafts
where the water seemed most abundnnt.
A miner named Kerwin had been left in
the right drift near where the branch
joined the mines, and in the course of his
labors broke into the perpendicular shaft.
The moment thh was broken into a flood
of water rushed out and Kerwin and a man
named Lad stand by, yelled out for some
one to save the men. Young David Hayes
who had seen the affair leaped forward at
the call and turned down the left drift in a
deluge of water toward his endangered
comrades below. The daring youth car
ried an open lantern burning and he had
hardlj' taken a step beyond the roaring
shaft when the sparks ignited a reservoir
of the deadly fluid, fire damp, that had al
ready accumulated and he sank a corpse
ten feet toward tho men whom he had cer
tainly doomed. In an instant an un
quenchable fire sprang up iu the nine foot
vein just between the main entrance and
on the right drift, forever shutting in the
thirty-two men imprisoned there.
The miners from the left drift escaped
blackened and bruised, but safe, and they
tell a fearful story of the sight. Just be
yond tho blazing coal on the right, half
imagination aud half fact showed them a
score of terrible faces walled in by a flame
no man could pass and live. Willing hands
and hearts were not wanting on the outside
and Clerk Cook, of the mines with the
mine inspector, himself, headed a party of
100, entered the main shaft.and after grop
ing on for a quarter of an hour finalfy
came up on two bodies and they were
brought to the opening of the mine.
When the two blackened corpses,
those of Shearn and Haj-es, the elder,
were drawn into daylight, a moan went
up from a few of the hundreds; about the
pit, but their anguish was as nothing to
the silent watch kept by the wives, chil
dren and sweethearts of the thirty more
still in the mine. The volunteer corps
worked steadily from noon until late
with no result but the
two uead above named and each trip
brought a deeper dispair to those above
and showed there was no hope and no one
alive below. The corps of 100 was changed
again and again as in each exhausted
squad staggered to the outer air, but all in
KILLED WHILE STEALING A RIDE.
Emporia, Kan., June 16. At about 4
o'clock this morning Thomas GalJaKber,
who was stealing ride on a Santa Fe
train, on his way to Stillwater, Ok, while
getting off a "blind baggage," made a mLa
step and was thrown under the cars and.
instantly killed, one foot being cut off. bis
back broken and head crushed, Gallagher
resided in Carbondale, Kan., and was go
ing to Oklahoma to engage in the butcher
A YACHTING PARTY DROWNED.
DETBOIT, Mich,, June 15. A small
steam yacht bearing a pleasure party
went to the bottom in Lake St. Claf r yes
terday. The entire perry is said to have
been drowned. The names of the unfor
tunates and the fated craft on which they
went down are as jet unknown.
l has just been learned that the crew
was rescued. Tbt: particulars are not yet
A WIDE AREA COVERED.
CCJCDTSXTI, Or Jnne 16. The storm
which did so mncn damage in this city
yesterday appears to have' extended over a
wide area. S-evew destruction of prop
lerty. is reported from. LoveJand, Hamilton,
Gilford and Bakvia. Covington, Belle
ville, Dayton and Setrpon, Ky , bad
eizhteea hoirws unroofed and two Twro"i
hnrt. Thousands of acres of wheat jss
ready .10 reap are lata nat and te Jca will
DROWNED IN A WELL.
Ottawa, Kan., June 16. Daniel, son of
Christopher Heck, was taken out of 1). H.
AIcGhee's well this morning. He had
been visiting there last night, and when
leaving is supposed to have stumbled and
fallen over the protection rail. They found
his hat near the well this morning, and
soon afterward found the body. He is un
married, and was 35 years of age
BAD STORM AT MARION.
Atchison, Kan., June 16. A damaging
storm swept ovor the town of Marion last
night. The elevator at the station was
wrecked, a store hous badly damaged,
houses and barns unroofed and sidewalks
and fences carried away. No lives were
lost. The telegraph wires are down and
the extentof thedamagocminotbclearned.
NO ONE FATALLY INJURED.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., .Time 1G A col
lision occurred yesterday on the Wisconsin
Central short line between here aud Eau
Claire between a freight and a passenger
train. None of the train men or passen
gers were fatally injured.
AN EARTHQUAKE SHOCK.
Ccshing, Quebec, June 16. An earth
quake shock was felt here, at 7:15 o'clock
this morning, apparently moving from
east to west,
A HOTEL BURNED.
Liberal, Kan., Juno 16. Fire last' even
ing destroyed Cartnell's Fifth avenue
hotel; loss about $3,000, insurance $1,200.
An Ex-Sheriff Suspected of the Train
TEXAHKANA, Ark., June 16. New de
velopments in last Alondav night's train
robbery are coming out almost hourly.
John Williams and Napoleon ATcDauieU
are still in jail, and tho conviction is
settling down that they are guilty of th
crime charged against them. Rumor
gained currency last night that Williams
had been informed of tho evidence against
him, which is said to bo conclusive, nnd
that nftor hearintr it, hnd broken down,
wept like a child, and confessed every
thing. A reporter called at tho jail this morn
ing but failed to obtain either a confirma
tion or denial of this story- The orders of
the sheriff are remarkably strict, and aro
to the effect that nobody shall bo allowed
to see or converse with the prisoners. Even
their lawyer, R. D. Harrell, was refused
admittance by the jailer this morning.
He made the atmosphere blue in conse
quence for a while, and threatened to sue
out a writ of habeas corpus, but this did
not move the hard-hearted jailor, who re
mained iuexorable. Later in the day,
however, the anxious attorney Avas ac
corded au interview with Williams ami
McDaniels. Just what passed Jetween
them is, of course, not known, but it is
learned on good authority that a state
ment was written by Lawyer Harrell and
signed b5' Williams.
Report has it that Williams is to turn
states evidence and that the writing in
question is a full and complete confession
of the whole affair. Both Williams and
McDaniels, when seen in their cell by the
reporter, seemed quite cheerful nnd cool.
Williams was especially buoyant, and re
ceived the reporter with a smile and hand
shake. John Brawley was arrested about 10
o'clock and locked up, charged with being
one of the parties to the robbery. He is
said to have been in 1882 sheriff at Waxa
hacie, Ellis county, Texas, and later a rail
road employe on the Cotton Belt railway.
Recently ho has been engaged, when at
work at all, as a carpenter here. Ho was
seen at a lare hour .Monday in company
with McDaniels and Williams near the
scene of the robbery, and others circum
stances point to him as a member of the
The general detective agent of the South
ern Express compans', R. P. Burns, is here
looking after the company's interests. Mr.
Burns says he has no doubt of the guilt of
Willinms, McDaniels and the wounded
man, Ratclilfe, but is equally certain that
Parish Howard, the first man arrested, is
innocent. Burns' theory Ls that the rob
bery was planned and executed In haste.
Al6ut 3 o'clock Monday afternoon be
tween S10.000 and $12,0u0 in silver was
drawn from one of the local banks by the
express company and sent to the depot.
Williams, together with McDaniels and
Ratcliff, was seen near the scene of the
robberj late Monday evening and BurnuH
thinks'they agreed to take chances on the
$ 10,000 going south, when in truth it went
just the other way.
After going through the express car on
the night of the robberj-, tho banditti be
came separated and while the con
ductor, engineer and messenger were
sitting on the log where they had been
ordered two parties of the road
agents approochfd from opposito direc
tions. One of these earned a pistol
in his hand, seeing which the other party,
evidently thinking him a trainman armed
for resistance, opened fire on him. He
shouted: "What do you menu, bov, you
have shot me," and threw his hands upon
his abdomen. One of the other party said:
"I am sorry we have made a mistake,"
and proceeded to assist the wounded man
Detective Burns went out to the
scene yesterday and carefully lookrd
over the ground. He cut a 45 cal
ibre bullet from a tree standing
about forty yards from tho log on which
the train men sat. This is thought to be
the bullet which pierced tho hand and ear
of the inensemrer. A son of J. W. Green
wood, a .substantial farmer living half a
mile from Williams' farm on which Kad
clill lives, says that he saw WlllianM.Rad
cliiT and Mc Daniel in clows, earnest con
versation half a mile from the
scene of robbery late Mon
day. Greenwood gives Radcilff
a very hard name "and sy he
has not worked for years further than
cultivating each year a small corn patch,
and that he ban stolen hogs with a remark
able degree of regularity.
All of the accuMsd were seen at a lai
hour this afternoon and each protested his
innocence mott positively. Williams es
pecially emphasized bis remarks and
laughed at the report of his reported
breaking down la night. He claim
that he can unsily prove mi alibi.
McDaniels remains very cool and
has little to say. WHIJanw adiaiui
that he was in the bank Monday wbn the
money wn taken oat by the express com
pany, and a lo fast lie went on: to Kd
clifl s place late in the day. Public feeling
is strong in the case, and no doabt Ik eo
tertamed that comrtcUoo of A knU mm
of the parties will result. Whii the stand
ing of loth William and McDaoWs for
booerty ha always bt-ea above reproach,
the well-known character of tfc felroriff
lends great strength to the ca.se aaisst
MUST COUNT EVERYBODY.
Kax&as Crrr. Mo.. Jane 15 Th new
peprs of this city are uanmimonx ia Um
behef that the ceosoft a tttkea in this city
in little le than a farce and lhrtAmnn
have been filled the &t day or two with
the names of people who have not lsa
enumerated ia proof of thetr MieL Sup
erintendent of tfcr csbmis Porter, yrttn ac
quainted with the Ixcxa lad uylmy te
znphetl SpTintndaftt Miller hre Utat
the Caa? mowt be cowpfctad properly if
it took all Mtmmer at lbt tne ennmtr
atots mm& continae their work until each
name in every ditrict is recordwi.
BLAIR'S TWO AMENDMENTS.
WASJIISCTOX. June J& Senator Blair
proposal two smood meets to tfce- silTx
bill today. Oae was to strike out aS stux
the esectisg clan; &ad iwjrt a eetka
directing Uw wsrretary of th trmtiry an-de-r
the proTi'km. of the not 0 1STS m par
chat stiver batlkm nl tbt imtrfc price
tlwrsof and eoio 4 $JLfft monthly. T&
other ameadateiB prwrkle ibrnt there wfcafi
be no lepi! trader te the U sited Statue ex
cept grrfd and i!vr cots.
UP TO THE II.
THE FARMERS' HOPES NOW. BE
IlarTest in Rico County Makes an
The Stand of Corn "vigorous and Pullr
Salt "Works Machinery Ar
rives at Lyons.
A Bice Oounty Farmer Commits Suicide
Original Package Houses in Pull Blast
at Newton and Topeka Okla
homa Democratic Oommittoo
Meeting "Western Items.
Special Dispatch to the Daily Buzkv.
LroKS, Kan., June 1G. -Eaoh-sncccdllnj;
day mora fully justifies tho hopes our peo
ple. Harvest was today fairly com
menced in portions of Rico county. Our
farmers as a rule are greatly encouraged
with tho prospect for a fair average crop of
wheat, of a quality much superior to last
year, though the yield is admittedly
somewhat hotter. The corn crop is nn
elecant stand and vigorous plant. Oats
will be very lighu
The immense engines for our rock saltv
plant arrived this morning and are talus; v
E laced. The tlftv foot suioko stock was
oisted today. The sinking of tho shafs
will be commenced in two weeks.
A Mr. Harvey, working at the shaft,
narrowly escaped death this morniug. by
tho breaking of apportion of tho hobttlnj;
machinery. His injuries aro serious buo
not thought to be fatal.
We learu that two small children play
ing about an elevator nt Little River, four
teen miles east of here, were smothered in
a grain bin this morning. George Gentz
ler, who has been employed on the Mis
souri Pacific railway west of here, and who
owns a good half !cction of land south
west of Lyons a few miles, yesterday sui
cided by hanging at Hoisington, where ha
had been in a hospital for soma time, lb
has a brother living west of this city.
ORIGINAL PACKAGE HOUSES.
TOPKKA, Kan., June 1. Rjololne in
tho recent decision of Judge Caldwell ac
Leaveuworth. six original package deal
ers have started up businwss. Two of tho
old ones are running There is no public
excitement in the city but sentiment
strong, and tho fact that after bclug onco
closed by legal meanx the dealers hnva
nguin opened up, leads to many predic
tions of harsh remedies In caso congrcM
fails to come to tho city's relief.
NEWTON", Khu., June 16. Two "original
package" houses have been oponwl In thla
citv. They are carrying u full supply oC
beer in kegs nnd Iwittles. Tho sellers, W.
J. McFraricisand Charles Charlrson. clnbn
to be acting as agents for wholesalo.. con
cerns. No notion has jet heen -takenbr
tho authorities in the matter, and tho sell
ers report a rushing business.
THE BIG CATTLE CASE DECIDED.
LEAVKSWOKTir, Kau., June IB. In tho
United Statflw court Judgo Fostor prrsldr
inif. in the case of Shields & Cook, of Cbl-
cago.vs. Daniel C h'ulllvan and his mother.
J tiiiii Sullivan, to recover JHO.C00 ou thi
ground of a fraudulent contract, tha. jury
nt 5 o'clock returned the plaintiffs a viuv
diet for the full amount asked fon f.V),ft.
Sullivan and his mother own"d an ox
tensive rattle ranch In Grunt county, Kan
sas, which they represented to plaintiff to
contain 2,100 head of cattle and to bo worth
$75,000. T'lMiri this reprraontntlnn
plaintiffs paid the amount dbmnded, bun
upon a "round up" lens than 1,(M) head of
cattle could bo found.
Toi'KKA, Kan., Juno lft. The oornor
stone of the university of Topnka was Inhl
with the customary ceremonies this after
noon In tho prewnre of a large nunibor of
people. The university U to bo conducted
under the Methodist tpicopal church and
will bo established on vory ambitious phinx
which have been so cordially and substan
tially endorsed throughout the stt as a
promise full of mdi7.atJon. The first eot
of tin4 buildings now uadar way will on
fISO.000. At tho !xerni-MW today Mayor
Cofran presided, and H.ddnes worn mnd
by Bishop W. i. Ninde, Chief Justlto
Horton, Judge X. C McJTliun, Rv. Dr. C.
Ray and Dr. F. S. McCaV.
THE OTTAVA CHAUTAUQUA.
Ottawa, Kan., Jan Ifi. TJie Ottawa
Chautauqua assembly opens tomorrow.
This is the twelfth yeir and the program,
Ls better than ever before and the Attend
ance is large. Drs. Milnur. of-Mnnhnbtan;
Palmer, of New York, Hurlbnrt, of New
York; McCllntock, of New York; Gouwnl
us, of Chicago, and others, hare already
arrived. Tho lectures tomorrow are at
follows: V. W. Gunsaaluft, D. D Chica
go; Hon. George W. Rain, Kentucky,
ven classes alio commence work. Tharo
are fifty-one lecturers, instructor ami a-
sembly edncAuonists in coorgs K ifca
vorious departments. Two hundred ami
forty tents are alr-Hdy ertctod and a M;j
force of men at work.
OKLAHOMA DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
El Rko. Ok., Jane 16 The Dfrtuoarstia
committee for the territory met hero to
day, then IMnK tlxUm pn.Mt owt t
twenty-eight Colonel Jone, of Oklahoma
City. proMded- Jndgn J. L. Jj, C
GuthriH, was elected as mttmhr t the na
tional Democrat ir cnmmitUt lor this ter
ritory. Prepratift wfsre njawJe fr ths
approaching torrHorinl campaign.
WILL BE UNIN8TRUCTED.
El, Dora so. Kan., Jw 14. Uetntmi
from tan Republican prititariarf IhjW n
this county SnlordaT itidfcnt $ImC Vito
oonnij eottTeatkm which meet Prtiar,
will ttmd MAistroc4ed dfegate t tbn
coaKr&MtOBa! d scai eoavMtkft. Tim
Uarriww KshVy ticket was bnatw In tifcfet
city aod tb coaolj zaay bavo & oustHdatq
for eoBgroM of its own.
FINE RAIN AT STOCKTON.
9IOCKTOX, Kaju. Joi IC A reryhcarj
fali of raia occurred hwt sight, wewtiris
two lack. Itxtaid over ikm whfa
exnmir and did a vt aMttttt of 04 in
growutg crops, wtAcb ha tmSmrj. xae
vrhzt L'm dry wither.
A JEJPER&TB BATTLE
A BgLt rTui Bsspsrakwr-Oae Effid tad
FobtWokti!. Tex, Jttse H Wimass
Sra&s aod Albrrt Le, two of the en
gaged in tins Jutkoa potofik robbery,
aad savpectexl of prt4cpir3r ia nsaaetf
ous train robtrtarie. wwe tralkd to poisS
standees siiies south of Cmrlwry, wri
thejr were nerrwiaded by JohsmaxsA
HotA eoentr Ck-r thJw joorxteg. A.
dwjerat dght siaL Krai w klltl
tontantly aad Les was mio&lr woesded.
Ktrans received Aft !lai woUKi. Lea bt
badly wetuuftd iu both UUgho. Lrt is now
t the Graabory jaO. Nmj of th ekr
were hirt. H&mtt ?A m nMAcy and tho
50W watches toiee at Jothwtaad a iarml
ticks Irota a Terfctt rauutr&at wctjj
ftmodon lk smb. TWy cM to fcavo
ema fcvto Tex la the Kit Unt $ and.
4mU fcdms; to TxrkM at tho rime ul
the rest train rctilwJac.