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LomsviLLB, Ky., June 30. Five acres of
-fire was the awful sight witnessed at the
Standard Oil refinery at Fifth and C
streets this morning. The immense
structure was blazing at everv point and
the heat was so intense that even 200 yards
k away persons were overcome. The follow
Jg njg is a list of casualties:
Andrew McDonald, aged 12, badly burned
about the breast and face but will recover;
John McDonald, aged 14, literally
lasted alive, can't live but a short time:
Dan O'Niel, aced 12, burned almost to a
crisp and will die;
John Kline, aged 22, frightfully burned
all over the body and can't possibly re
vsover; Severens Skine, aged 41, terribly burned
but will probably survive;
i J. S. Petigraw; aged 45, was badly but
ot fatally burned about the head and
s Arthur Yonkers, aged 18, slightly
It was first reported that seven had lost
their lives and later that three were killed
and thirty-live wounded, but it is now be
lieved that the above will cover the cas
ualties. The fire broke out at 8:40 a. m.
and was in many respects a remarkable
one. The refinery on the cast side of the
.Louisville & Nashville track but the tanks
are scattered along it on both sides. On
last Saturday a tank of crude oil came on
a flat car from Cleveland and it was to be
turned into the refinery vats Soma of the
Mrorkmen thought the iron tank was too
hot for such a tiling to be done with safety.
.After consultation it was postponed in the
AJiope tnat tne weatner today would becool
f : It did not prove to be, however, and it
Tjfecame necessary to run the oil out
of the car tank to another one in the yard.
Inspector Severn Skene took John Peti
grew and another man whose name could
not be learned, with him, and they climbed
on the car. They mounted the manhead
and were about to unscrew the cap when
they felt tliat there was a tremendous pres
sure from the inside, against it. At first
they decided not to open it but finally they
changed their minds and did so. In an in
stant there was a dull puff as the vapor es
caped, iillins the air all around. The eras.
', as is known, is heavier than the air and it
Bank to the ground, spreading out all over
Titer the locality and moving with the wind.
Almost in a twinkle it reached one of
sheds under wnich there was a fire.
There "was a flash as the inflammable
yupur lguiicu unu lmnieuiareiy airer tnere
cvas a tremendous explosion. The tank
was Wown to pieces and the hundreds of
gallons or burning oil were scattered all
over the great works. A wall of lire 300
feet high and nearly 900 feet long moved
with lightning rapidity to the buildings.
In less time than it takes to relate the
canning house filled with thousands of
gallons of canned oil, the cooper shop,
carpenter shop, pump and engine house,
filling and lubricating house, the storage
house, the paiut and glue houses and
900 feet of platform, were all
ablaze and burning furiously. At the
first intimation of the explosion all the
workmen who could do so started to run.
Johnnie Kline, however, stumbled and fell
and his clothes caught fire. The other
men bravely returned to his assistance but
the fire that enveloped him could not be
.extinguished until he had been frightfully
burned. Two little boys, Danny O'Neil
and John McDonald, were walking along
the railroad track hen the explosion oc-
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the tank and'the wind olew the blaze di
rectly down upon them. Shrieking with
pain they impulsively jumped backward
and intothe clear space on the western
side of the track. Their clothes were on
fire and they ran down the track with a
bright blaze .streaming alter them. As
t.oou as the bystanders recovered
from their shock by their horrible condi
tion they pursued the boys. Covering
them with coats the extinguished the
flames and laid them under a tree near by.
"When an attempt was made to remove
O'Neil' s clothes great pieces of flesh peeled
off his face and body at the slight est touch.
1 k The buildings and stocks as far as buru
j j ed will be a total loss. Thero is no iusur
A itance according to the statement of Edward
Goodwin, vice president of the Standard
Oil company. Mr. Goodwin .said: "It is
altuost impossible to estimate the loss. We
will first have to find our bearings, and
hile Ave do not flunk the fire will spread
anymore at this hour (11 a. m.), there is j
no telling. I should judge now, from
present appearances, that the loss on stock
and all would be between $30,000 and
LOTISVILLE, Ky., Juno 30 John Mc
Donald and Daniel O'Neal, two of the
bovs caught in the Standard Oil lire, died
toiiight. Andrew McDonald will proba
bly recover The others burned are better
and will all probably recover. The loss is
$40,0i0; no insurance.
DROWNED IN THE LAKE.
PnirAnn. June 30. A chance of seats in
a row bout yesterday resulted in the loss
of two lives. Michael Sheehan and his wife
Nora were the victims. In the afternoon
they hired a boat at Jackson Park, and in
companv with two young men. James
Gregory and Michael Kelley, started for a
row, Michael Sheehau held the oars and
when about a mile out in the lake became
tired of rowing and Kelley volunteered to
take his place."" In changing scats the two
men cap-id the boat and all four were
thrown into the water: Kelley and Greg
' ory, who were good swimmers, succeeded
in righting the boat and getting Mrs. Shee
hvn into it. Hardly had they done so when
phe saw her husband who was making a
desperate effort to save his life, seized an
oar and again capsized the boat. In spite
in of the efforts of their companions to save
them Sheehan and his wite were lost. Kel
and Gregory held on to the boat until res
cued. MISTAKEN FOR A BURGLAR.
CHICAGO, 111., June 30. Mrs. Mary
Leonard, residing at 234 East Ewingrtreet,
was fatallj- shot last night jut lefore
midnight bv Joseph Dutton, who lived
next door to the house mentioned. Mr.
Dutton was awakened by his wife, who
told him some one was endavoring to get
in at the window. Mr. Dutton took his
revolver and. fired through the shutters,
which were closed. The report of the
revolver was followed by a scream from a
woman. On going out Mr. Dutton found
Mrs. Leonard lyiug upon the sidewalk. A
nbvsician said she could not recover. She
said she had found the blinds of Mr.
u Dutton's house open and was in the act of
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TERRIFIC ELECTRICAL STORM.
"Wheeling, W. Va,, June 30. One of the
most terrific electrical storms ever wit
nessed here visited the city this afternoon
at 5 o'clock and lasted about half an hour
or more. The storm came from the south
west and accompanying it was a tremen
dous rain fall, flooding the streets and
many cellars in the lower part of the city.
The lightning played havoc all through
the city but no lives are reported lost.
Lightning ran into the telephone exchange
in the fourth story of the People's Bank
building and set the tower on fire. The
entire fire department was called
out and soon what bade fair to be an ugly
fire in the heart of the city was under con
trol. All telephone communications in
the city will probably be stopped for ten
days pending repairs. Lightning struck
other points in the city, but no serious
damage was done. At Wheeling park
the annual picnic of the American Glass
Workers' union was in progress and fully
10,000 wore exposed to the fury of the
storm. Owing to telephonic communica
tion being shut off it can not be learned
what damage has been done in the out
skirts of the city.
SPILLED SOME LYE.
Elmira, N. Y., June 30 Shortly after
11 o'clock this morning an emplove of
Barker, Rose & Gray, the heaviest jobbers
and retailers of hardware in this city,
spilled some Japan lye near a lighted
lantern in the basement which caused an
explosion and a fire that destroyed the
building. The stock of Barker, Rose &
Gray was insured for 100,000 and the block
which is owned by the Arnot estate, for
$30,000. No-lives were lost.
AN IMMENSE DISTILLERY BURNED.
Louisville, Ky., June 30. The im
mense olant of the Allen Bradley Distil
lery company, at South and Thorn streets,
tves completely destroyed by fire at 2:55
o'clock this morning, entailing a loss of
not less than 150,000; fully insured. The
distillery was formerly the celebrated New-comb-Buchanan
company, is headed by
Marshall Allen, of New York, one of the
greatest distillers in the world, and W. E.
Bradley, of Frankfort.
VAXCEBCRG, Ky., June 30. During a
severe storm Saturday nigh Jerry Searles,
who had his wife and child out in a carri
age, drove under a tree for shelter. Light
ning struck the tree and the Searles were
AN INTERESTING SUIT.
An Outgrowth of the Building of the Texas
Chicago.111., June 30. Judge Tuely this
morning issued injunction restraining J.
V. Farwell and his attorney, George F.
Westover, from disposing of 6,130 shares of
the capital stock of the Capitol Freehold
Land and Investment company (limited)
of London, and seven-fortieths of the capi
tal stock of the Sonora Land company.
This suit grows out of events succeeding
the contract of J. V. and Charles B. Far-
well and Col. Abner Taylor to erect the
Texas state house or capitol at Austin.
Texas. The contractors were paid in Tex
as state lands. Wm. Sturgess, of New
York, on whose application the injunction
was granted, says in his bill that he wsis
engaged by the Farwells to go to Europe
to rise the money for the construction of
the buildings. On the security of the
lands granted by the state Sturgess savs
he raised between $4,000,000 and $5,000,000.
In doing this Sturges organized the Lon
don company and claimed as his reward
for his services, one-half the stock
which should be left after the 59,000,000
needed for the work should be raised
The Farwell's demurred to the claim,
thinking it exorbitant, and the matter
was referred to Columbus R. Cummings
and Walter Potter for arbitration, but
owing to Mr. Potter's absence in Europe it
has not yet been settled. Sturges asked
for some money on account and on his
notes, payable J une 24, 1S90, and J. V. Far
well have" him $140,000. The note was se
cured by the share of stock in controversy.
Sturges claims they are now worth 750,
000, as the present rental value of the land
belonging to the company is ?500,000. More
over Sturges says Mr. Farwell has no right
to dispdse oc the collateral, as part of the
understanding when the loan was made
was that the arbitrators should fix his
compensation before the note matured and
the amount borrowed should be deducted
from his compensation. " But yesterday,
Mr Sturgis says, Mr. Farwell declared the
note due and advertised the securities for
sale. Mr. Sturgis asks that on a hearing
the injunction be declared permanent. It
if likely that at a hearing before the courts
very interesting facts will be developed,
not at all to tne credit of Sturges, who
Farwell and Taylor says took advantage of
personal relations to John V. Farwell in
London to set up a preposterous claim
when he had no money and never put a
dollar in the enterprise.
WORLD'S FAIR NOTES.
CHICAGO, 111., June 30. The national
world's fair commissioners met this morn
ing. A committee was appointed to ex
amine Chicago's subscription list and re
port. The committee on permanent orga
nization reported the following:
Resolved, That a board of lauy managers
be constituted, consisting of one delegate
and alternate from each state, to be rec
ommended by the state commissioner and
appointed by the president., to be known
as the Woman's Department of the
"World's Columbian Exposition." The
question of appointing a director-general
and commissioner-general was discussed
at some length, and it was finally decided
to have a single head, a director general.
The commissioners this afternoon visited
Garfield Park, the West Side proposed site
for the lair. .Late tnis aiternoon tne loi
lowing parties owning property on Michi
gan avenue between the Auditorium and
Park row, filed a billed in chancery in the
circuit court to restrain the World's Col
umbian Exposition from erecting any
buildings on the lake front.
THE SCALE SIGNED.
PlTTSnUKG, Pa., June 30. The scale
conference of iron manufacturers and a
committee of the Amalgamated Ass cia
tiou of Iron and Steel Workers ended satis
factorily this evening and the scale of
wages adoped at tlie recent convention
was signed by the masters. Work will
now continue for another year without
interruption at all the mills in the coun
try. A few plants will clo-e down for re
pa'irs during July and August rnd by
Scptemler there will be a general resump
tion. The signing of the scale has occa
sioned general satisfaction.
WILL CONTINUE THE FIGHT.
Chicago. 111., June 30. The Chicago &
Grand Trunk today gave notice that it
would make of 27 cents per hundred
pouvd in dressed beef to Boston taking
effect July 3, the same date on which the
30 cent rate of the other roads becomes
effective. This shows that the Grand
Trunk has decided to continue the fight
for its differential, notwithstanding the
general expectation that a halt would be
called when a 30 cent rate was reached.
NOTED FAITH CURIST DYING.
PrnsBCKG, Pa., June 30. Rev. Father
Mollinger, the faith curist, whose reputa
tion extends throughout the whole United
States, is lying at the point of death and
will not likely recover. He attended 10,000
people on St. Anthony's dnv but the strain
was too much for him and ne broke down
the next day.
FOR THE CLUB TO SAY.
Chicago, 111.. June SO. A special dis
patch from San Francisco says: Peter
Jackson says he will not tight Sullivan ex
cept in the California Athletic Club. It
was for the club to say whether he should
accept Roche's offer. "He will sail for Aus
tralia July 20th.
CHOCTAW CITY, I. T FORGING TO
Twenty Business Buildings Erected
and Occupied By Their Owners
in One Week.
The Fourth of Jnly to be Celebrated With
Old-Time Enthusiasm at Union
Leonard Eymam Dies From Injuries Re
ceived Last April, at the Hands of
E. 0. Eaton Leavenworth's Popula
tion -Cowley County's Wheat
Choctaw City, I. T., June 30. Special
Correspondence. Mrs. C. M. Stapler, who
has been ver3 ill and not expected to live
for the past two weeks, is better now. The
physicians say she is out of danger. Drs.
Dunn and Benepe are attending her.
Twenty buildings have been erected this
week. The Merter & Taylor block is al
most completed. The lumber for the Con
gregational church was brought in Friday.
Davinson, our jointist, was arrested
Thursday by Deputy Marshal Sanderson
of Guthrie, on a charge of selling liquor to
the Kicknpoo Indians.
The commissioners were here this week
trying to treat with the Kickapoos.
Mrs. M. A. Stucker, mother of Mrs. C.
M. Stapler, telegraphed of the sickness of
her daughtejvarrived Thursday from Jef
fersonville, Ind. Mrs. Stucker is highly
pleased with our city and contemplates
moving here at once.
Kingfisher sent a committee here to meet
the commissioners to find out about the
Cheyenne and Arapahoe country.
C. M. Stapler sold twenty-two lots one
day this week.
They come from all directions to await
the opening of the new country. About
200 families are here now waiting.
DIED FROM HIS INJURIES.
Special Dispatch to tho Dally Ea;:le.
Steeling, Kan., June 30. Leonard Ry
man, the man who was struck in the head
with a pitchfork by E. C. Eaton.last April,
died from his injuries 3asterday morning
at 2 o'clock. After a post mortem exami
nation, the body was snipped to his former
home in Terre Haute, Ind. The coroner's
jury brought a verdict with above facts.
Eaton was at once arrested and placed in
jail at Hutchinson and will have a prelimi
nary examination before a justice of the
UNION CITY NEWS.
TJxiok Citt, Ok., June 29. Special Cor
respondence. This little city is not dead
but fully alive and going ahead in good
shape. The Cumberland Presbyterian
church is under good headway and when
completed will be as nice a church as there
is in Oklahoma. The Bank of Union City
with D. P. Doak as president, J. C. Post
vice president and J. A. McCampbell man
ager, has been opened with $30,000 capital,
and is doing a turiving business. Among
the latest business men who have located
here are Messrs. Robinson & Gibson, gen
eral merchandise, of Liber.il, Kan.; O.
Burgesser, dry goods and notions, Wichita,
Kan.; Caswell & Spangler, hardware,
Wichita, Kan.; W. C. Phips & Brother,
groceries and boots and shoes, Kingfisher;
Wright & Morris, druggists, of Kiowa;
Buson & Dobson, druggists, Caldwell; W.
C. Ladd, of Reno City, seed house, and a
number of others who have not completed
their buildings as yet. Business is brisk
in all bnmches. The Cheyennes, Arapa
hoes, Chickasaws, Caddos, Kiowas and
Comanches are coming here to trade,
knowing this to be the best and cheapest
place to trade. Crops are looking splendid
and settlers one and all look happ
E. B. Roll, formerly manager of the
Southwestern hotel at Caldwell, is now
landlord of the Crescent house here, and
the house has been well filled with
Last but not least, we are going to cele
brate the Fourth of July in graud style.
The soliciting committee has been out on
ly one day and collected $150
cash, two beeves, fifty chickens,
twenty-five dozen eggs, one hun
dred loaves of bread and family
baskets too numerous to mention, and if
subscriptions continue as started we shall
be able to feed 10,000 people without any
trouble. Sneakers have been secured.
The orator of the day is no lc-s personage
than the reuouned boomer, Colonel Samuel
R. Crocker and editor ot the War Chief.
Arrangements have been perfected with
Professor Warren's band and we shall
have the best music in tho territory for
the occasion. Among the attractions for
the day will be horse and foot racing, base
ball, sack and tub racing, and to complete
the entertainment a grand ball will be
given in the evening, and also a grand dis
play of fire works.
THE TOPEKA "PACKAGE" CASES.
TorEKA, Kan., June 80. The hearing of
the injunction to enjoin the county attorn
ey from further prosecution of original
p'ackage dealers took place bejore Judges
Foster and Phillips of the United States
district court, this morning. Attorney
General Kellogg appearing for county, At
torneys Welch, David Overmyer and Eu
gene Hagan for the liquor dealers. Argu
ment consumed the day and the hearing
was adjourned until tomorrow.
"RANAKY BILL" ESCAPED.
Special dispatch to the Datl.r Ejic'.e.
HEXXESSY, Ok., June 30. Deputy L'nited
States Marshal Tom Taylor, with several
others, went last night to arrest a noted
character known as "Ranaky Bill," five
miles southwest of this place. They found
him at home but he refused to surrender.
After several shots were fired he niade his
ecape. The posse secured his gun, sad
dle and horse. No one was injured.
Leayevworth, Kan., June 30. The
United Suites census enumerators have
completed their work in this city and the
result as compared with the work of the
local enumerators of last spring is quite
satisfactory. Leavenworth will show a
population of more than 20,000 ami fah
only about 100 short of the census taken by
the county enumerator.
A CHANGE OF BASE.
TOPEKA, Kan.. June 30. John G. Revs,
proprietor of the Smith Center Bulletin," is
n.nV!nr nmnnnmcnfii Tn nmn nr. Artnn.
sas City, where he has purchased an in
terest m tne Traveler. .M.r .Keys' paper at
Smith Center will be consolidated with
COWLEY'S WHEAT CROP.
ARKANSAS Cmr. Kan., June S3. The
Traveler has reports from about fifty of
the prominent farmers of Cowley county
and they all say that the wheat now being
harvested is of a superior quality and that
the average yield will be about sixteen
bu-hels to the acre, though --orne fields
will vield twenty-live bushels and over
The enumerators, have finished their
work and sent in their reports to the sup
ervisor. Though the result is not definite
ly known, it is safe to say the city has
abont 9,400 inhabitants notwithstanding
two of the wards at least were imperfectly
ToPEKA, Kan., June 30. The Industrial
union of Shawnee county has resolved upon
independent political action during the
camnaiim of this vear. and will support
the nominees of tne state Alliance conven
tion, to be held Aucrust 16. The members
of the Industrial union referred the ques
tion or politics to a special committee,
which reported as follows:
"Since our last meeting the issue has
been raised in both houses of congress on
the all- important question of the free coin
age of gold and silver in plain language,
an issue between the laboring masses on
the one side and the non-producing class
on the other. The senate righteously
heeded the demands of a long-suffering
people; the house discarded
justice and the earnest appeal of
the people and voted, not in the
interest of their constituents, but directly
in and for the interest of the present dan
gerous money power, and this to the end
that the Wall street financial code, known
as the Windom bill, with all its insidious
demonetizing clauses, may become the
law of the land. It is apparent to your
committee that there is no hope of relief
in any manner of legislation from the
present congress or any future congress
representing the present dominant politi
cal parties. This statement is made in all
fullness of the knowledge obtained of the
present status and purpose of the present
administration, as well as their moneyed
allies in the opposition party. In view of
this it is recommended that affiliation be
had with the Farmers' Alliance and In
dustrial union in the election of congress
men and state officers pledged to the letter
and spirit of the St. Louis platform."
The report was adopted by the Indus
trial union, which includes the Farmers'
Alliance and the Knights of Labor of
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
The Debate on the Federal Election Bill in
Washington, June 30. The debate on
the federal election bill was resumed, Mr.
Herbert of Alabama being accorded the
floor. He spoke in opposition to, and Mr.
Houx of Tennessee, in favor of the bill.
Mr. Coleman of Louisiana, (Republican)
thought this was not the proper time to
make those political experiments. Why
should the memories of the reconstruction
period be stirred up. The debate was fur
ther continued by Messrs. Burrows of
Michigan, Finley o"f Kentucky, Waddell of
Virginia and Hopkins of Illinois, in favor
of the bill, and Messrs. Turner of Georgia,
Tracy of New York, and Outhwaite of
Iowa in opposition to it.
Mr. Chipman, of Michigan, assailed the
The debate was suspended long enough
to enable Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, to report
from the committee on appropriation a
joint resolution extending for thirty days
or until the bills now pending become
laws, the provisions of the appropriation
acts of 1889-90 in pro rata amounts, p;issed.
The consideration of the election bill was
then resumed. Mr. Lodge, on behalf of
the committee,submitteda series of amend
ments, mainly formal in their character
and they were agreed to.
Mr. Lehlbach.. of New Jersey, offered an
amendment providing that the chief super
visor of election for everj- judicial district
shall take such action as was requisite to
secure such supervision in each congres
sional district as provided by the. laws of
the United States. He stated that the ob
ject of his amendment was to make the
law uniform throughout the whole coun
try. If it was desirable to control
a congressional election by the nationl
government let it be applied to every dis
trict in this country alike. Democratic
Mr. Cheadle, of Indiana, was in favor of
the amendment. v
Recess until 0 p. m.
At the evening session Mr. Peters, of
Kansas, occupied the chair. A number of
representatives spoke upon the measure,
and at 11;33 the house adjourned.
FOR GALVESTON HARBOR.
Washington, June 30. The senate com
mittee on commerce today decided to rec
ommend several important amendments
to the river and harbor bill. One of them
gives authority to the engineer in charge
of the improvement of Galveston harbor to
contract lor the completion of the work
antl appropriates o00,00J for the j-ear
The report having been read, the bill was
temporarily laid aside and the agricultural
impropriation bill was taken up and passed.
A further conference was ordered on the
legislative appropristion bill. The only
point of difference was in the amendment
to increase the pay of senator's clerks.
The consideration of the Idaho bill was re
sumed and Air. Cullom addressed the sen
ate in favor of its passage. The bill hav
ing been laid aside, Mr. Jones, of Akansas,
from the committee on territories reported
a bill to authorize the board of supervis
ors of Maricoipa county, Arizonia, to issue
certain bonds in aid of a railroad (being
similar to the bill recently vetoed by the
Air. atewart sain tnere nad been no
meeting of the committee to order the bill
to be reported.
Mr. Jones said he had been instructed
by the majority of the committee to re
Mr. Piatt said that he did not concur in
The bill was phiced on the calendar.
The house joint resolution continuing
the annual appropriation for thirty days
after the close of the fiscal year (if the
appropriation bills have not then become
law) was reported by Mr. Allison and
passed. The conference report of the Dis
trict of Columbia appropriation bill was
then taken up. It went over without ac
tion and the senate adjourned.
A SOCIAL VICE COMMISSION.
Washington, June 30. Representative
Laws todaj- introduced a bill providing for
the appointment, by the president, of a
coramision consisting of five persons, to
make an impartial and thorough investiga
tion of social vice in all its phases in rela
tion to labor and wages, marriages and di
vorces, ami the general welfare of the peo
ple. When this investigation is completed
the commission shall report its result to
the president, who shall transmit the same
PUBLIC DE3T DECREASE.
Washington, June 30. It is estimated
at the treasury department that there has
been a decrease of about "20,000,000 m the
public debt since June 1. This will make
the total decrease for the fiscal vear ended
today $S7,S00,000. as against f lH'OOO.OOO for
the previous fiscal year.
DISABILITY PENSION ESTIMATE.
Washington, June 30. The secretary of
the interior today transmitted to the house
au estimate of an additional appropriation
of 831,000 to carry out the provisions of
the disability pension bill.
WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALER AR
RESTED. Kansas Citt, Mo., June 30. A Fuecial
to the Star from St. Jox-ph says: James
Lowen-tein. a drummer for the "California
Wine company, of this city, was arresied
last night on a warrant issued from Sa
betha.accompanied with a requisition from
Governor Francis charging him with sell
ing ami taking orders for liquor at Sa
twtha. Lowenstein is the first traveling
man to be arrested for taking orders.
Whole-ale liquor dealers will watcfa the
outcome of the case with great interest.
CROPS IN SPLENDID CONDITION.
Winnipeg, Man., June 20. The provin
cial government crop bulletin states that
gram and root crops are in excellent eos
ilition and give promise of au unusually
large yield. The increased ncraige under
cultivation is over 30,(XX) acres, as com
pared with last year.
A STRONG LETTER FROM AN EMI
Judge Murray F. Tnley's Forcible
Denunciation of Recent Police
Usurpation By Executive Officers of Powers
and Authority Not Granted By
The Letter Addressed to the President of
the Personal Eight3 League Forma
tion of Societies to Secure Consti
tuticnal Right3 for All Amer
CHICAGO, HI., June 80. Ten thousand
people assembled yesterday, at the annual
games of the Turner societies of Chicago,
listened to a letter which aroused decided
interest. The letter was read by W. II.
Dyrenfurth, the president ofrthe Personal
Rights League, and was addressed to the
Chicago district Turners as members of
the Personal Rights League. It is from
Judge Murray F. Tuley, one of the oldest
and best known jurists in the city, and
read as follows:
"I regret that I am unable to accept
vonr kind invitation to be with you today,
but permit me to say, however, that I am
in hearty sympathy with the objects and
purposes of your society. I regard your
organization as one of the most important
factors in the preservation of the liberties
of the people now existing in this country.
"The 'preservation of personal rights'
and the 'maintainence of liberty' are con
"Just so far as an individual is deprived
of his personal rights, just to that extent
is he in slavery. Every law which directly
or indirectly "forbids the exercise of, or
abridges the man's 'personal rights,' de
prives him to that exteut of his liberty.
"When such abridgement of personal
rights is not for the benefit of all the peo
ple it becomes unjust and tyrannical legis
lation. But the danger, to liberty is not so
much from unequal or tyrannical legisla
tion as it is from the ignoring of written
laws and the usurpation by executive offi
cersof powers and authority not granted
by the law.
"Where (as in this city of Chicago) the
police arrest on bare suspicion and without
warrant, persons not found in the act of
violating the laws; when the police under
take to determine who shall and who shall
not meet in open public assemblage to dis
cuss political or economic questions; when
after one hundred years of liberty in this
coontry a citien Is arrested without
warrant, consigned to a prison cell for
eight long days (a recent case in connec
tion with a dynamite find at the Hay
market monument) and is prevented from
communicating with his friends, denied
consultation with his legal adviser, and is
not even informed of the nature of the
accusation against him, and when, in an
swer to a judicial mandate, the
door of his prison cell is opened,
and the officers of the law required
to show cause why this violation of
the citizen's personal rights' the chief ex
ecutive officer of the police makes 'return'
to this free man's writ of 'habeas corpus'
that he arrested this citizen upon the let
tor of an 'unknown party' and detained
the citizen in prison while trying to find
such unknown party a 'return' the like
of which never before disgraced the records
of a civilized country when 'trial by
newspaper' is substituted for 'legal juries,'
when 'original packages' of slander and
villification are hurled at the highestcourt
of the nation because of its decisions
favoring personal rights and the freedom
of commerce when upon almost every
article of food, or drink and of cloth
inc. a fictitious price is made by means
of unlawful trusts and combinations, it is
time, I say, not only to call a halt but also
to establish 'Personal Rights Leagues' in
every school district, in every county, in
everj-state in tho LTnion. Let your organ
ization proclaim it to be the first duty of
every citizen to obey the law: whether ho
be an official or a private citizen.
"Demand that there shall be absolute
equality of every citizen before the law.
"Persevere in your opposition to all
sumptuary and other vicious legislation
and teach the people that if they wish to
preserve their liberties there must be 'eter
nal vigilance' in the protection of 'personal
M. F. TtJLET."
A Squad of Texas Convicts Overpower and
Kill Their Guard.
St. Louis, June 30. A dispatch from
Rusk, IVxa, to the Republic, says that
the convicts at a coaling camp, sixteen
miles south of that place, assaulted t lie
guard in charge of the squad and he was
afterwards found dead in a road with sev
eral bullet holes in his head. The con
victs then viited other camps and liber
ated three other squad-. A large force of
officers are in chase and it is feared that
bloodshed will follow when the convicts
are overtaken, as they have secured fire
arms from farm houses and will fight un
til their ammunition runs out.
THE PAN-AMERICAN PROJECT.
Chicago, I1L, June 80. "The projected
Pan-American railroad will receive strong
support in Central America, and the lead
ing men of that country are enthusiastic
over the steel bands which will join North
and South America,"' said Manuel Soto,
one of the richest planters of Gnat
mala. "In Central America, Mexico
and Columbia it m fully recognized
that the Pan-American road would do
more for all parties concerned thao any
other one thing. Something has been ac
complished already. The line from the At
lantic to the interior of Costa Rico will be
finished in a few weeks, and in about that
time the lines in Nicaragua and Guatema
la from the Pacific to the gulf will be
completed. Other important lines are al
most finished, and before autumn there
will be good facilities for transportation
over all Central America. The difnctil
ties in building the rod can be over
come. It is not nearly so larjje aa under
taking as the Nicaragua cuikL and tlt
work is prouresMiHT in a way that is ex
lt was thought at nrjt that ib Central
American road could not be built. Now
the entire country is spanned with tracks,
and that will be a great help to the Pan
American sytem. The big enterprise will
abo be benefitted by the union of Umj C
tral American stttfes, which will be com
pleted in September. That will save tie
trouble of going to each state for coace
sioBs, and no petrr jealousies will b ea
counteraL For ten years tke different
states will be united, and tbere will be
oolv one government witb which to aettte
qoestiora. That will be a helpful to tb
road as aavthins- From tie Mre pran-d-nts
of the different states, ooe ill be
cho-m&5 the presHleal of tie Central
American refobiic He will be in office
one rear The home of tfee praadea will
be in the capital ctty. aad all tie state
will have equal cbaacea."
A LEARNED PROFESSOR DEAD.
CUFTWf Fo6K. Va., Je PtUmmmm
Betune Welch. D. v.. u i- u.. or:esor
of theology at the Auburn Theological
seminary died Sunday at Healing Springs,
this state, aged 65 years. He was profes
sor of logic, rhetoric audEnglish literature
at the Union coUege from 1SC0 to 1ST4, Lav
ing graduated from that institution in
1S46. He took the chair of Christian
theolocy in Auburn seminary in 1S76
whichh"e held up to the time of his death.
He became associate editor of the Presby
terian Review in 1SS1 and contributed
largely to certain relicious literature.
Among his works are "Faith and Modern
Thought" and "Outlines of Christianity.''
A BBAYE GIBL.
She Becomes the Heroine of a Thrilling
Erie, Pa., June SO. Miss Ida TVakely,
the handsome young night telegraph oper
ator at Swanville station, on the Nickel
Plate road, was the heroine of a thrilling
encounter Saturday night. When .Miss
Wakelytook the situation at the little
out-of-the-way station she realized the
dangers to wliich she would be exposed.
She not only armed herself, but practised
until she became an expert with the pistol.
Shortly after midnight on Saturday, at
an hour wheu there were but few train,
the young woman heard some oue at the
door, and a second later a villainous face
appeared at the window. The fellow de
manded admittance and was refused. Ilo
left, but camo back with a large lump of
coal which he threw against the window,
crushing the glass and put out tho
light. The man then made a dash
for the opening. Miss AVakely
flashed her revolver and ordered the
villian to retreat. He stopped to parley,
sayiug: "You would not shoot!'' but tho
young woman took deliberate aim and the
woulu-be burglar withdrew his head from
the opening in the window, but he did not
leave. "While the handsome young lady
operator held at bay the desperado, who
now drew a knife," she used the other
hand to "call" tho next station, where
a train was sidetracked, and to her joy
she "raised" tho operator, who she
informed ot her dilemma, iue en
gine was detached and with the crtnv
aboard at lightning speed to the young
woman's rescue. While the crew wa-s
coming to the young woman's rescue the
burglar tried to induce her to hand out
the contents of the safe and made blood
curdling threats. "When the engine with
the crew turned a sharp curve about 100
yards from the station tho burglar ran
awav in time to escape lynchiug.
The night of terror was .too much for
Miss AVakely and when relieved by the
day operator she fell in a dead faint.
A TEXAS SENSATION.
TEXAKKAXA, Ark., June SO. "Walnut
Hills, a small town on the Cotton Belt
Railway, thirty miles south of here, is in
the midkt of a social sensation. Mrs. Rob
ert Hamilton a few days ago eloped with a
tie contractor, leaving her husband and
several small children behind. She and
her lover, whose name is not learned, it is
thought went to western Texas. The err
ing wife belongs to one of the oldest antl
most re.spcctabre and wealthy families of
that section and the family had long been
social leaders. The Hamilton family
settled in that vicinity fifty years ago, and
up to the cloe of the war whs the richest
in northwest Louisiana. It appears that
the interloper tlrt paid attention to Mrs.
Hamilton's lister, who discouraged him.
Ho then laid unholy siege to Mrs. Hamil
ton's heart, with the success above noted.
The husband has made no efTort to inter
cept the guilty pair.
BRITISH GRAIN TRADE.
Lovdon, June .30. The Mark Line Ex
press in its weekly review of the British
grain trade says. The weather has been
evceedingly favorable for earing wheat,
especially in the southwest. Oats premise
well. May English wheat is linn, owing
to a scarcity of samples. Flour was inac
tive, sometimes declining at Liverpool,
niid-thcre was a decline of 36rGd ner ack
on American. Punjab advices are flint
the last yield of wheat is laJO.WW quarters
below the previous yield. Oats and maie
have been steady. Today's business was
more animated. Reports of the scarcity
of good English wheat caused an advance
ofGd. Foreign wheat was in request and
lirni, flour was steady; oats wore HgGd
QUITS THE REPUBLICANS.
ChaI'.i.estov. "W Va., June 80. An un
paralleled political sensation ha3 been
caused here by the announcement Satur
day of the "flop" of President Carr of the
state senate from the Republican to tuu
Democratic party. Carr is one of the most
influential men in the state Ho was
elected to the senate four years ago, as a
Labor-Republican, and was the nero of
the famous deadlock in IMi. which lasted
four weeks and resulted in hin election to
the presidency of the senate. He an
nounces that "he leaves the Republican
party on the tariff question. Hi notion
will Influence thousands of labor votes all
over the state
A MINISTER AS A CONVICT.
LinEKTT, Kan., June 3011. H. Dean,
the Liberty Methodist minister who forged
notes to the amount of about $1,900 while
engaged in selling musical instrument,
has been sentenced to two years in the
penitentiary The wayward minister
? leaded guilty to forgery when arraiicned.
le suddenly disappeared from Liberty
last August ami the discovery of hi
crookedness was then made Nothing was
heard of him until a few weeks ago, when
he was arrested in Louisville, Ky., bySher
lfl Thomason of Clay county.
EXCURSIONISTS FROM MEXICO.
City of MKXiro, June m On the Jftth
of August the National Railroad company
will send a SDecial Pullman r-xcuraion
train from this city to New York and re
turn, srop being made at St. Ijoniti, Chi
cago and Niagara FalR Two weeks time
will be civen in New York city to enable
the exrursionists to visit neighboring
points of interet. On the return trip a i
stop will be made at Washington A rep- i
rocniatlve of tb cotnpasy speaking '
.-spanish. French and lnglwb will aeeotn
pany the irty.
MEDICtSE Lob6K. Kan., June 99 At 1
o'clock Sunday morning, after beiag in
wssioti twelve hours, the JUspubuain
county convention ns-mlttii is caoXmnttnl
delegation.-? bing Mkefd to attend Uw
judicial convention at Harper next Tues
day There ara two caadldatet for the
office from this eousty and two from Har
per county The Scut hare jqkUitAhv wa
between the the friend of the Barber
county candidate. More bad blood tm
sitown than in any political ooBTenttoa
ever held in thi county.
MILLIONS OF GOLD
FAX Fkajw imx. Cal , Jon 30 Colon
Pamfbo Aianarrx. of tb American army,
reached San Dp W ! Lay trom
Juarez. Lower Cauorsia, Mtd teili of a
remarkable strike is tne menntauM mr
Jnarea. He foond sold ore e rick that
with & naod mortar be got six povnds of
cold. He declares that it Ut not a pockei,
but tnere are million la right.
C ATH EDRAL CON5ECRA7 ED.
PxiLAZXU'JliA. Pa., jMe . Tne Tta
man Catholic eatbtdral nf St. Petar and
St Paul, the corner (ooe of wafea w
UaA September , Ja4, was oonaecrafed to
day wub mo ianofing cwraooJ. Car
dinal Gibboa and BtaWpa, &enbfeinof
and priete from ail part of tn coontry
were present. Tneweranon was prcaasd
by Cardinal Gibbon.
TURF VSI.i ER6.
SHECTOK2AD Bat. N, Y., Jmt m. Tne
wmmersof today's raoa wesv- Derates.
Nellie Bly. &. Detxmtr. CMtoa,
Parason and TttaJrr.
Cmt ao. J1L, Ju Ml Tk 1anrs of
today vnenc Tmmu HJaden. Law.
Odroy. Hypocrite, Ktariaia, Warts
THE HEATED TERM CLAIMS VICTIMS
BY THE SCORE.
The Number of Deaths at Chicago
From the Oppressive Heat "
CoM ave Promised Which Will ba
Hailed With Delight ia the -Central
The Hottest Weather Ever Eiperieaced in
June Oae Hundred in the Shade and"
Higher Reported Prom Several
Large Oities The Mortal
Chicago, 111., June SO. Dispatches from
numerous poiuts in Illinois Iowa and Mis
souri say that although there was a slight
fall in the temperature Sunday It was not
enough to afford much relief. Afrreat
many prostrations and a number of deaths
are reported. HloomiURton, Aurora, and
Kli;in report the highest tempemtuns, the
mercury hnvine; registered from 10J to 104
in the shade in tho&e cities. Tho number
of cleat h from direct cases of uatroko
and causes due to heat, is largely in In
crease of that reported in the papery. At
the coroner'? oftico this morning tne scono
was a busy one. The clerks were kept
busy attending to deaths announced,
over the telephone while tho
coroner and his deputies busied them
selves preparing for the inquest booked,
for today. At t) o'clock this morning over
forty entries of deaths caused by the heat
were made in the coroner's assignment
book and when the day is over the coro
ner and his men will have had inquests
in vnrious parts of tho city from the In
diana state line to tho northern boundary,
and from the lake to the western boundary
of tho county. The mercury at noon i
still over 80, but It is announced than
a coal wave extending from Texas to
Canada Is steadily sweeping Chicngp-ward,
and wUl when it arrives.drive tho mercury
down clobe to 70 degress. The West
ern Union noon weather bulletiu shows
St. Louis cloudy, W, Cedar llaplds
HIGHER THAN KVEH.
Chicago, June 30. Tho reglstor of vital
statistics was kept biibV all the forenoon
in receiving death certificates and un to 12
o'clock had taken in WJ. Tho usual num
ber for a Monday morning at this tlma oC
vear is alwut forty li to 13 o'clook
Saturday, the number of death certificates
m which the heat or suustroko was glvon
as tho causa of demiso was fourteon and
even that was considered a vory large
number. From Saturday at noon till to
day noon the number was thirty-nine.
About 1 o'clock this afternoon. tho ther
mometer registered bd degrees.
AT NEVADA, MO.
KAKSAS Cm', Mo., June 80. A apeclal
Ui the Star, from Nevada, Mo., says: Tho
past three days have been tho hottest ever
experienced iu Juno the memory of tho
oldest inhabitant runneth not to tho con
trary. AT KANSAS CtTT, MO.
Kaj.sas Citt, Mo , Juno . AlthouS
the mercury registered 05 at a o'clock X-
day, the heat Is not so oppressive aadorintf
the past three days, being tempered by a
breeze No prostrations have as yet been,
AT ST. LOCW.
St Lopis, Mo., June 80 Today's list ot
prostrations from tho heat number eight,
two of thom fatal.
Tho National Sank of Buono3 Ayroa Sus
Lovdox, June 80 Tho Buenos Ayre
corruwpondent of the Time telegraph
that tne NatlonnI Bank of Buenos Ayrcs
suIended jwiyrnent on Saturdity and that
the shares of the bank fell from 168 to
100 and closed at Wi A panic wart
created on the lour at Buenos Aynt
and n general feeling of dUtnutf. prevailed.
Gold now com mauds a premium of $l.i&
THE KrrtCT AT XKW TORK.
Nnw Yokk, Jun- 80 -Threo cable ni
age have been received by commercial
bouses in thi city today .from llunnos Ay
res advising that the Argentine National
bank has suapended payment. The iianoo
N.-iccionei is the principal bank of Buenot
Ayres. Tho capital of the bank amount
to about MO.0uO.n00 The amount of de
posits to fl5.00O.0OO, it being the depository
of the national government One of tho
leading merchant doing business with tho
Argentine republic slates that the finan
cial coiKlitioH of law ha been xtty
unatifacUry. Th.t prwvMleut, Jaurc
Celuuut, determined ou a policy of
reform by making all necessary ceou
imies in the expenses of tho country
and inaliuiting changes in the manage
ment of the national bank. Tho minister
of finance, Uriburn, rath or that: demand
such resignations, retired in fAvor of Dr.
Garcia. In carrying out the projected re
forms and insiuing upon th resignation
ot certain directors of the national bank, it
ia supposed that a suttponaton of payments
lum tra eaoL but the merchant bay
icig tne largest interests with the Argen
tine republic looked upon the moTroeas
a ooo which, although it may be tempo
rarily prejudicial to many merchant ia
Bvenos A yn, will untlmately result in aa
adrantaef to tne eenntrr by pttitiA
dnaner epon as MWiftd a ba4 aa thesgri'
cultural inanmnes watea
never ba mors proprcuii
CHICAGO DOCK LABORERS
Chicago. Ill . Jnas m Tnedo&i
ers have trork tor 5 cwnt por bole4-f
vanoe In tb-lr preheat raUc ot V) ccntx aj
hour, and th drivers are tied up Vntiyi
750 xna have quit work. Many tomIs aro
lying idle at tne docks with cargoes to
unload or take on. i-rretl Tts6eU cleared
without cargMN today.
HIS RULE ONLY TRANSIENT.
St. PETEinmcno. Jon- SI Th Journal
de SC PeWrtrarjc Mfs Prioeo Ferdtaaad'tf
aimene-s Ixmn Bulgaria at the ttnvs of tb?
exacttiien of Major Pnnitea pros that Sh
nHnrr retgn nor envama. Vztmt M5n
ImMct Biantnaioff. tne JoemaJ state, i
both rulwr and rosea and kin mvix. $
anting fct by torrorftMn. Ilia rata wfll to
GENERAL K1DOLETON BESKSKS
Ottawa. On., Jww . Onas-al Mid'
dVtoa naa rwtecad tne onmmawd nf tLg
nwtiiUa fore of Canada. llU rfctntia
wna nandrd to t- siMr xdfkU a
Sraiwday and witkovt dowfet wilt fee ao
crjrtl ojr ue gwwaiNwf, Tne Tot
oraaor by pariinnvntl Mt Uh goneral no
aiUirnfetive tban to wilndxaw trota tkjwr
PURft. Jan Jft Hie! JDryrid. tse
mmrArT of M icmM, irno m tvcm&f
arantad in Snvanaand Wt9cfci front tkfcfi
cttyfaaSi. Xanrriy FnfcrVwUToi
&etoaar LafoyeUe. attired In FU
las morning &m4 wxa picsd mprim.
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