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YOL. XIII, NO. 82.
WICHITA, KANSAS, FRIDAY MORNING AUGUST 22, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 1959.
THE PENSION COMMISSIONER RE
PLIES TO COOPER'S CHARGES.
He Denies that Pension Employes
are Interested in His Re
No Favoritism Shown Attorneys in the
Examination and Adjudication of
!Fhe Order Concerning Completed Files Is
sued in the Interest of More Rapid
Settlement Indications that
the Charges Have Little
"Washington", August 21. The Raum
Investigation was resumed this morning.
Mr. Cooper, who made the charges, made
a brief expiation of his position after which
Mr. Raum took the stand. The witness
denied that any employe of the pension
office, save himself, ever owned any stock
in the refrigerator company and conse
quently the charothat employes had been
promoted because of such ownership was
Mr Cooper then demanded to see the
l)ooks of the company, but Mr. Raum refus
ed to produce them. He was willingihat the
members f the committee should inspect
the stockbook of the company, but not
that it should go into the records. Mr.
Raum said that Mr. Cooper gave the press
everything he got hold of und had made
public documents entrusted to him for the
Inspection of the committee on rules.
Mr. Cooper insisted on seeing the books
liimsel' and upon the committee refusing
him the privilege, gathered up his books
and papers and left the room. The com
mittee then resumed the investigation on
its own hook.
Commissioner Raum said that he had
borrowed $12,000 upon the endorsement of
George E. Lemon and renewed the note
from time to time. The note was held by
the National bank of the Republic. Mr.
Lemon held witness' collateral for twice
that amount. The refrigerator company
was organized last .Tanu iry and was com
posed of men of high standing. Never
gave priority to any claims for Lemon or
any other attorney. Attorneys have never
secured priority at all. Members of con
gress some times did. Air. Lemon was
anxious to have his cases before the pen
sion office pushed along. He presented a
number of slips, each relating to a case
which was reported to bo ready for
action. Witness promised to look into the
matter and asked Mr. Lemon to make up
twenty-live or thirty cases and present his
view,. This w;is done. Witness pre
sented Mr.Lemon's letter to the committee
and it was read. It enclosed thirty com
plete pension cases, was dated No
vember 16, last, and expressed the
hope that the bureau would begin
the practice of considering such
complete cases at once. The letter was re
ferred to the deputy commissioner for re
port and lie reported auainst the plan.
Therefore, witness made no order, written
o'- verbal, for taking up Mr. Lemon's eases
in advance of the regular order. Raum
said that after further examination and
n-ideration of the matter he, on Decem
ln r 2S, issued the order concerning
ompleted files, on which were put
c -si--, that seemed to be the
most complete and ready for
adjudication. This had the effect of great
lv expediting the work of the office. Cap
tain Lemon had had nothing to do, he as
serted, with the preparation of this or a
In reply to a quest ion by Mr. Myser the
commissioner emphatically declared that
ho had not advanced any of Lemon's cases
over thoe of others on thecompleted lists.
He had instructed the chiefs of divisions
in the office to show no favoritism in the
consideration of cases.
Representative Cooper was requested by
the committee to return and resume his
tounection with the case, which he did,
and the committee adjourned until to
morrow. THE "QUAY RESOLUTION."
Washington. Aumist. 21. Great sur
prise was occasioned by the failure of the
senate, this morning, to take up the Quay
resolution, fixing an order of business. It
was not onlv a surprise to the public, who
filled the galleries and to the newspaper
men. many of whom were on hand to re
port the progress of the discussion, but to
many of the senators, who fully expected
the debate of yesterday to be resumed.
s nator Quay when asked the reason for
i!u- postponement, said: "rrome of our
melius thought it best not to take it up to
il ij 1 shall, however call it up tomor
i w.' Further than this he declined to
- . anything. Senator Manderson said it
.is felt to be tho best, if there was any
i'iihting to be done among the Republic
ans, to do it in private and not in public
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
W vshin(jton", August 21. Pensions were
granted toclav as follows:
Original William Conrad, Council
Grove; Ethru P. Guthrie, Galena; Samuel
Pnant, Lawrence: Smnuel S. Stevens
Curat Albert W. McMillen, luka; Samuel
"W Robb, CofTeyville: SurvetusAshworth,
Mulvane: Nathaniel Morris, Wetmore; Ira
Angelo, Miltovale; Norman S. Crawford,
Cambridge; (dhvI Charles Lamar, Rich-fu-ld:
Joshua Hodges. Ottawa; Richard L.
( ixhran, Peabody; William Cooney, In
dustry. Originals, widows, etc. Sarah ,T.,'widow
r f James Tipton. Topeka; Rebecca Dill,
former widow of James Stewart, Eskridge;
.ancy. mot tier ot ,iame latue, iuusuuii,
John, father of Richard Dutcher, Lougton.
Waphivi. rox. August 21. The Republi
can senators will hold a conference tonight
at some private house, the location of
v Inch is a secret, to consider the Quay
resolution. The proposition which will be
made at the conference tonight is- that the
i Vet ion bill -hall be taken up at the meet
ing of congress in December and that the
' tiiig on the bill and amendments shall
lv'in December 20.
LAND GRANT FORFEITURE BILL.
Washington, August 21. The conferees
on the land grant forfeiture bill have prac
t .cally reached an agreement. The terms
i j the agreement are generally upon the
rinciple of the bill as it passed the house
namely, an absolute forfeiture of all
1 .nds opposite to and coterminous with
fiat jMirtion of any aided railroad not now
Washington, Augnst 21. The follow-in,-
newpostmastersliave been appointed:
Richfield, Morton county, Benjamin
Tr.pp. vice Georgo P. Thomas, resigned.
Waldo. Russel county, Virgil A. Hook,
ire L. 11. Cox. resigned.
Wilcox. 1'reo county, William Hoobler,
Vice W. II. Wilcox, resigned.
THE COUNT IN KANSAS.
Washington, August 21. The census
office announces today the result of the
c nsus enumeration of cities in Kansas as
follows: Emporia. T.oTjO; increase, 2,919. or
G.5U3 per cent: Arkansas City. S.3&4. in
crease T,S42; Fort Scott, 11,S87; increase
t ,4(53, or 120.35 per cent.
Boston, Mass., August 21. The official
investigation into the accident on the Old
t olouvrailroad at Quincy. Tuesday last,
w s begun at thoir offices this forenoon by
the railroad commissioners.
IN THE SENATE. f
Washington, August 21. The senate
this morning after spending some time in
considering the Plumb resolution for the
prohibition of liquor selling or drinking in
the senate wing of the capitol, took up the
tariff bill. Nothing was said about the
Quay "order of business" resolution, de
bate on which began yesterday.
Mr. Blair introduced, by request of the
Farmers' Alliance, a bill to provide for
The resolution heretofore offered by Mr.
Plumb to prevent the sale of spirituous,
vinuous and malt liquors in the senate
wing of the capitol was laid before the
senate, the pending questions being on Mr.
Blair's amendment to add the words, "and
drinking." and on Mr. Butler's amend
ment directing a daily search for liquors
of committee rooms and other apartments.
Mr. Gibson suggested, jokingly, the exten
sion of the amendment so as to direct the
search of senator's desks.
Mr. Plumb objected to both amendments
as calculated to belittle the resolution
which he had offered seriously, and in
deference to public opinion. After debate
the matter went over until tomorrow.
The presiding officer made the usual in
quiry whether there was any other morn
ing business, and, receiving no reply, de
claied that business closed. The bill was
temporarily laid aside an 1 a conference re
port on the bill for an increase of the cler
ical force of the pension department was
presented and agreed to. The considera
tion of the tariff bill was then resumed
and the pending amendment was rejected.
Mr. McPherson moved to amend para
graph 1C2 (referring to files and rakes) by
striking out the duties and classification
by lengths and inserting 25 per cent ad
Without voting on the amendment the
senate went into executive session and soon
Washington, August 21. Mr. Hender
son, of Illinois, reported the river and
harbor bill, asking non conference in all
the senate amendments and agreeing to
the conference requested by the senate.
Mr. Kerr, of Iowa, made the point of
order that the amendments must first be
considered in committee of the whole.
Mr. Henderson thereupon withdrew the
report, stating that he would make it to
morrow morning as a privileged matter.
In the morning hour Mr. Buchanan, of
New Jersey, again called up the bill for
adjustment of the accounts of laborers
and workmen and mechanics arising
under the eight hour law. Pending dis
cussion the morning hour expired and the
house proceeded under the special order to
the consideration of the bill defining lard.
Mr. Miison, of Illinois, opposed the bill
from the working people's standpoint.
Laborers were not asking for its passage.
They were opposed to taxing a clean,
healthy product. Gentlemen spoke about
the poverty of farmers and proposed to
tax the poor laboring man in order to help
the farmers. It was proposed to force the
people to pay higher prices for tho filthy,
stinking stuff made in flats in Chicago,
St. Louis and Boston.
Mr. Henderson, of Iowa, said that his
friend from Illinois, Mr. Mason, had tear
fully pleaded for the laboring men of the
country and had put them in antithesis to
the fanners. "Did the gentleman refer to
Messrs. Fairbank and Armour, who had
in a few years amassed millions at the ex
pense of the farmers? Let the gentleman
reserve his tears and eloquent appeals, for
they were ill-placed in defending men who
had" been charging laborers many per cent
more than the compound lard was worth."
Washington, August 21. Private De
tectivo Robert Bruce has notified A. J.
Holmes, sergeant-at-arms of the house of
representatives, that C. M. Dodson, a min
ing engineer of Silverton, Colo., has in
formed him that Craven Silcott, the ex
assistant sergeant-at-arms, who decamped
lrom Washington, D. C, with the cash of
many congressmen, is at that place, hav
ing come there from Chihuahua, Mexico.
OKLAHOMA CLAIMS MADE SPECIAL.
Washington, August 21. Secretary
Noble has instructed the commissioner of
pensions to make special and thus expedite
au Claims ior pensions uy parties now in -ing
in Oklahoma. This action is taken in
order to relieve as far as possible the
dest tution which exists among many of
the claimants in that territory.
RELIEF FOR THE MONEY MARKET.
Washington, August 21. The secretary
of the treasury this evening issued a cir
cular giving public notice that at any time
prior to September 1, lS'JO, the secretary
will redeem at par4j percent bonds, to an
amount not exceeding f20,000,003.
SUES TO RECOVER A CONFISCATED
Lawrence. Kan., August 21. This
afternoon 300 of the largest property
owners of this city were surprised by being
sered with the following notice:
"You are hereby notified that the follow
ing described property, situated in the city
of Lawrence, comity of Douglas, and state
of Kansas, to wit: Lot No., on street,
belongs to and is the property of Virginia
Ridley Caruthers, Paul Ridley and Hen
rietta'Ridley, and they are entitled to the
immediate possession of it. We as their
agents, and by their directions and
authority demand the immediate posses
sion of the same. Riggs & NevisoN,
"Attorneys and Agents."
Prortothewar Jerome S. Ridley re
sided in Lawaence and was a large prop-erty-ewner.
When he entered the Con
federate service his property was confis
cated and sold as the possession of a traitor.
The law provides "that such transfers
hold good only during the life of the
traitor. His heirs recently came into full
possession of his estate and have begun
suit for the recovery of his property in
this citv. Tho property is estimated to
be worth 500,000.
VIRGINIA FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
Washington, August 21. The Virginia
state Farmer' Alliance, in couventionat
Lynchburg yesterday, with every county
in the .state" represented, unanimously
adopted the following preamble and reso
lutions: Whereas. Alliances are shaking hands
across the Potomac, the Mississippi, the
ragged peaks of the Rockies and far
grander still, the bloody chasm of Mason
mid Dixon's laud: and
Whereas, As couscientiousless partisans
in our national congress have advocated
measures and expressed sentiments to
arouse the old sectional feeling engen
dered bv the war: Therefore
Be it resolved. That we, the State tann
ers' Alliance ol Virginia, do intend to
grap hands with andtighteu the Alliance
grip on the hands of our Alliance brothers
of the north, determined to hold together
with locked shields in spite of all the ef
forts to arouse prejudices between us un
til the emancipation of laborers and pro
ducers is accomplished.
Major Mann Page, of Prince George
county, was elected president for the ensu
HANGED BY A MOB.
Midway, Ky., August 21. John Hender
son, who murdered "Gilbert Satemhite. a
prominent white jarnier. near here night
before last, was taken from the jail about
2 o'clock this morniug by a mob and strung
up to' a tree in the edge of town. He con
fessed the killing but he said he did not
know why he did it.
A CYCLONE IN OHIO.
Ft. Wayne, Ind., August 21. It is re
potted here that a cyclone early this morn
iug struck at a point six miles east of Fos
toria, O. The wire.s in that vicinity are all
down and no particulars can be obtained.
o DAMAGE done.
Fostoria, O., August 21. A severe storm
unroofed the buildings at the fair grounds
east of the city this morning. No lives
wore loat. Slight damage was don else
where in the vicinity.
NO ASSISTANCE NEEDED.
Kingfisher, Ok., August 21. Lieuten
ant C. S. Hall, commanding the United
States troops at this station, has just re
turned from a trip through the Black
Jack county, north of the Cimarron river,
made for the purpose of investigating the
condition of the colored people, who are
the principal homestead settlers of that lo
cality. He reports no cases of absolute
destitution, but says that while some of
the settlers are needy, their condition, as
a rule, is fair. All ot them have log houses,
hogs, chickens and more or less crops.
Some of them have horses, cows, wagons
and some of them are suffering. The in
dustrious portion of the settlers have
done well even in the face of the
drouth, and are the best contented peo
ple in Oklahoma. The country is covered
with a heavy growth of timber and the
Rock Island railroad offers a market for all
the cord wood that can be cut. There is no
reason why any able-bodied person should
suffer for the necessaries of lile. There are
some cases of old and feeble people who
will 'need help this fall and winter.
Lieutenant Hall will recommend that no
donations of money or provisions be made
to able-bodied persons, but that they be
given work on the public highways, build
ing bridges and otner necessary improve
ments, and that a portion of the congres
sional appropriation be U3ed for the
distribution of seeds for next year's crops.
He says the crops and grass in the Black
Jack county are the best he has seen any
where, and he thinks the colored brother
has been allowed to settle upon the most
valuable lands in Oklahoma.
ORDERED OUT TO BE BAPTIZED.
Menard Post Office, 111., August 21.
Last night the chaplain of this prison
gave the deputy warden a list of men to be
brought out and be prepared for immer
sion, as is the custom. The deputy gave
the list to one Lorton, one of the officers,
and directed him to bring out the men,
fivo in number. Mr. Lorton got out the
wrong number to one of the men by the
name of Pritchett. there being more than
one man in the prison by that name.
When he went to the cell and ordered
Pritchett to get ready to be baptized
Pritchett swore he did not want to be
baptized, and asked who ordered
him to be baptized. When the officer told
him it was the deputy's orders he said:
"All right, I would rather be baptized than
go to the solitary." He dressed himseif,
came out and was baptized with the other
four men, he thinking that all of them,
like himself, were being immersed for the
amusement of the visitors, of whom there
Next morning the man Pritchett, who
had sent in his petition for immersion, in
quired why his petition was not granted,
and the mistake was discovered. While
the services were going on and the hym n
was being sung the poor victim, Pritchett.
seemed more deeply affected than any of
THE FLOUR OUTPUT.
Minneapolis, Minn., August 21. The
Northwestern Miller says: The fiour out
put was increased about 20.000 barrels last
week. The aggregate production for the
week was 150,450 barrels, agaiust 13o,275
barrels the previous week and 102.240 bar
rels for the corresponding time in lSb9.
The same seventeen mills are running now
as a week ago. The demand for patent
flour during the seven days has been very
good. Prices are about 2.W50c per barrel
higher than a week ago on account of the
advance in wheat. Bakers is still in good
request for export, at a heavy advance.
AT NEW YORK.
New York 2 000000103
Cincinnati 2 0 003000 5
Base hits New York 0, Cincinnati 5.
Errors New York 7, Cincinnati 2.
Pitchers Rusie and Rhines.
Boston 2 0001310 18
Cleveland 0 0000000 00
Base hits Boston 11, Cleveland 6.
Errors Boston 8, Cleveland 0.
Pitchers Nichols and Beatin.
Philadelphia 0 00 3 0000 14
Pittsburg 4 10100011-7
Base hits Philadelphia 8, Pittsburg 5.
Errors Philadelphia 3, Pittsburg 3.
Pitchers Vickery and Heard.
Chicago 0 000000000
Brooklyn 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 14
Base hits Chicago 3, Brooklyn 3.
Errors Chicago ?, Brooklyn 2.
Pitchers Hutchinson and Lovett.
Columbus 2 02 11 012
Brooklyn 0 2 2 0 0 0-4
Base hits Columbus 15, Brooklyn 2.
Errors Columbus 3. Brooklyn 7.
Pitchers Gastright and Ford.
Game called on account of rain.
Louisville 10000000 0-1
Athletics, 2 0000000 02
Base hits -Louisville 6, Athletice 4.
Errors Louisville 2, Athletics 2.
Pitchers Mc.Mahon and Strattou.
AT ST. LOUIS.
St. Louis 4 20000010-7
Rochester 4 0202 04 1 -13
Base hits St. Louis 9, Rochester 13.
Errors St. Louis 7, Rochester 4.
Pitchers Stivetts and Titcomb.
St. Louis 0 0 0 2 1-3
Rochester 0 0 0 7 1 S
Base hits St. Louis 3, Rochester 6.
Errors St. Louis 2. Rochester 1.
Pitchers Neil and Barr.
Boston 4 0 2 0 10 0 1 2-10
Buffalo 0 000000101
Base hits Boston 12. Buffalo 7.
Errors Boston 7. Buftalo 9.
Pitchers Kelly and Twitchell.
Philadelphia 3 00022100 S
Chicago 2 000040107
Base hits Philadelphia 9, Chicago 9.
Errors Philadelphia 2. Chicago 4.
Pitchers Sanders and King.
AT NEW YORK.
New York 4 30008 02213
Cleveland 1 OOOOOOoO 1
Base hits New York 12. Cleveland 6.
Errors New York 1, Cleveland 7.
Pitchers Crane and Buckley.
Brooklvn 0 100600304
Pittsburg 0 000100001
Base hits Brooklyn 9. Pittsburg 6.
Errors Brooklyn , Pittsburgh.
Pitchers Hemmiugs and Staley.
Toledo vs. Syracuse rain.
TWO BUILDINGS BURNEO.
Kansas City, Mo., August 21. Fire to
night destroyed the two buildings at num
ber 419 and" 421 ainut street together
with their contents. They were occupied
respectively by the T. L. Adams Stxl ami
Implement house and the Westfall ami
Luck Wholesale Grocery company. The
former's loss is SlO.GuO arid the latter's $4.
000. The loss on the buildings is 521,000.
All losses insured.
DIED OF FEVER.
BERNE, August 21. The bishop of Sierra
Leon has received news confirming the
reports of the death of Messrs. Gate and
Jaderquest and Mrs, Kingman, members
of the party of nine missionaries wto left
the United States a few months as with
the object of teaching in the Soudan. They
died at Sierra Leon from Airieas fever.
ALL OYER KANSAS.
ALLIANCE CONVENTION AT CLAY
CENTER NAMES A CANDIDATE.
Unavoidable Railway Accident
Near Paola, Resulting
The Contest for the Republican Conres
sional Nomination in the Fifth.
District Still Undecided.
A Pormer Resident of Kingman Arrest
on a Serious Charge. Troubles of a
Pension Agent. Two Wichitan3
Arrested at Osage City for
Theft. Accidents and In
cidents of a Day.
Clay Center, Kan., August 21. The
People's party convention of the Fifth
congressional'district met in this city yes
terday, with fifty-five Alliance and eijjht
Knights of Labor delegates present. It
was called to order by A. Newman, of
Clay, chairman of their central committee,
who was temporary chairman. After ap
pointing the usual committees, theconven
tion took a recess till the afternoon.
L'pon reconvening Edward Shearer, of
Marahall countv, was chosen permanent
chairman, and Ed McDonald, of the Man
hattan Signal, secretary. An informal
ballot to nominate candidates for congress
resulted as follows: Collins, of Saline, 4;
Gill, of Teary, 3; Shefier, of Marshall, 9;
Walker, of Washington, 14; King, of
Dickinson, 8; True, ot Ottawa, 6: Vincent,
of Clay, 2; Davis, of Gary, 12; Wheeler, of
Cloud, 7; Pattee, of Saline, 7. After
speeches by the candidates, formal ballot
ing began. On the tenth ballot Walker
had 20, Davis 20, Pattee 15, Shearer 12, Gill
4, King 2.
On the fourteenth ballot Davis received
07 votes, AValker 2(5, Pattee S and Gill 2.
John M. Davis, the nominee, is editor of
the Junction City Tribune and an old-time
Greenbacker and Union Laborite of the
most pronounced type. He is not eligible
and does not belong to the Alliance. Very
few Republican Alliance men in the dis
trict will vote for him, and his defeat is
certain. The platform indorses the St.
Louis and Emporia state resolutions, and
ignores tariff and temperance.
FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT.
PAOLA, Kan., August 21. A fatal col
lision occurred on the Gulf road, two miles
north of Paolo, about 9 o'clock yesterday
evening. Freight train number 31, .south
bound, broke in two and the south bound
passenger train of the Missouri, Kansas
and Texas, which uses the Gulf tracks be
tween Kansas City and Paola. was flagged
and stopped just above it. Section two of
Vni rrli f. 11 fr.llrlVffl P.lnSA Ixhit1(l 1111(1 W.1S
Jl.-...,.l 1...,- n... .nntiitirr fmt nil f2 flnwn
grade and could not stop, crashing into the
rear ot t lie passenger aim instantly Kiiuug
l-'uumau cjonuueior j. m. vamji, ui xk..jji-l.il-
fifA- a fruicrhr. mip-iiippr was also in
jured about the head. Two encines and
several coaches were baaiy smasnea. ine
coroner's iurv returned a verdict of un
CHARGED WITH SWINDLING.
Lawrence, Kan., August 21. Clayborn
C. Picrg was arrested In Topeka by Sheriff
Clnrke today and brought to this city and
placed in jail. He was accused of obtain
ing money under false pretenses. The
complainant is Nicholas Well, a farmer,
living near Eudora, and in tho complaint
he alTeees that Pigg defrauded him out of
cattle and horses to the amount of 2, 500.
It seems that Pigg and Well entered into
a trade whereby Well was to receive some
valuable town lots, represented to be in
the city of Topeka. The lots are locatpd
seven miles out in the country from To
peka. Picg has disposed of the stock re
ceived. Nor bing able to secure a ?1,500
he is still in jail.
A PENSION AGENT IN TROUBLE.
Leavenworth, Kan., August 21. John
C. Bender, a pension agent fiom St. Jo
seph, Mo., was arrested in this city on the
li!ivfrr nf vinljitintr the United States stat
utes m regard to pension fees. A short
time ngo lie acted as attorney, anusecureu
a pension of 0,000 for Mrs. Amanda Car
ter, colored, of this city, of whom he asked
n-inn fnr r.YnPTiM5 iii nrospcutintr her claim.
Sheielused to pay him the amount, and
he brought suit to recover it, wnicn came
to trial before Justice Plowman today. At
the conclusion of the suit he was arrested
by Special Pension Examiner Oakey, of
Topeka, and taken before Commissi Dner
Clough. Late tonight he was released on
a bond, and he immediately left the city.
LOWERED THE STATE RECORD.
ABILENE, Kan., August 21 The iarce-t
attendance in the history of the Abilene
race track was present at today's races.
The weather and track were perfect and
much enthusiasm prevailed.
The 2:30 trotting pure. -5300. was won by
Dido in 2;34, Leta Howe second, Copper
The 2-year-old stake wa won by Patsy
Curtis, the phenomen.il 2 year-old. owned
by R. X. Curtis, of this city, which low
ered the state 2-vear-old record in this race
by making 2:30." Annie Laurie was second
and Amberlow thud
The 3-year-old race was won by Silver
thorn in 2 41)4, Cora Russell second, Chas.
A PROPOSITION DEFEATED.
Atchison, Kan., August 21. The Mis
souri Pacific, by a spicial agent, recently
submitted a pronosition in Lancaster town
ship, in this county, to give $1,500 cash for
the S15.000 stock of the company held by
the township. This was in pursuance of a
plan to buv up all the stocks of the com
pany held" by municipalities along the
Atchison and Omaha line. The farmers
were at first favorable to the proposition,
as the stock is not worth anything to the
township, but unfortunately for the com
pany, the anestion became a subject of
discussion'in the Farmers' alliance, and on
the stump oy politicians, and yesterday,
when the election was held, it was de
feated by an almost unanimous vote.
HOLDS THE KEY.
Atchison. Kan., August 2L The friends
of Judge F W. Sturges claim Cloud
countv "holds the key to the prospective
deadlock between John A. Anderson and
William A. Phil.ips m the i-itta congres
sional district, and thst they will succeed
in nominating their man. The Cloud
csunty delegates are instructed for
Sturges. with the understanding that they
are to go to Phillips in case Stnrges can
not be nominated, bnt they regard the
situation so close between the two leading
candidates that Sturges will win.
Atchison. Kan., August 21. Charles H.
Wittman, a former merchant of Norwich,
Kinsman connt has been bound over to
appear in the district court here to answer
to toe charge of fraud. His offense con
sisted in making a tatemeat of his finan
cial condition, on which be obtained credit
of an Atchison bouse and afterwards
failed, owing the bouse a large iniL It is
expected to prove that the statement was
false. Wittman is prominent in King
man county, ami his trieads made a strong
effort to save him-
Osage Crrr, Kan., Angus SI. Arcki
Anderson, aeed about IS tears, of Grant
township, auoeapted suicide totter at the
borne of Mr. Auircst Bloom, aboot foer
miles northwest of this city. Mrs. Bloom,
hearing some one swearing in the barn,
called her husband, who immediately went
to the barn and found the young man sus
pended from the rafters. "He hastily cut
him down and with difficulty restored him
Osage City, Kan., August 21. Joe Da
vis, aged 20 years, a coal miner, was in
stantly kille'd here this afternoon while
riding on a fiat car 03 being struck on the
head by an apron on the coal chute of
shaft Xo. 25. The blow threw him be
tween two cars. He was dragged two car
lengths, mangling him frigntfully. The
coroner's jury brought in a verdict of acci
ARRESTED FOR THEFT.
Osage City, Kan., August. 21. Two
young men, giving their names as G. R.
Simpson and E. A. Ferguson, of Wichita.
Kan., was arrested here today, and
charged with stealing shoes from several
stores. They were bound over until Thurs
day next inthe sum of $200 each, in default
of "which they were taked to the county
FARMERS' ALLIANCE PICNIC.
Hiawatha, Kan., August 21. The
Farmers' Alliance of Brown county held a
rousing picnic at Sprague's grove, three
miles sonth of this city, yesterday. Three
thousand people were there and many
speeches were made. Judge Peffer, of
Topeka, was here, but he was not in good
form, and the people greatly disappointed
Seneca, Kan., August 21. Today's Re
publican county convention uomiuated
Edwin Campfield. probate judge: Frank
Ells, attorney: I. B. Morgan, school super
intendent, and J. W. Clency, clerk. Dele
gates to judicial convention favor the
nomination of Bassett.
CARRIED THE PRIMARIES.
SALINA, Kan., August 21. At the Re
publicuu primaries held here today for
election of congressional delegates, ex
Congressman Phillips, of this city, carried
every ward in this city and a majority of
the country precincts.
DEEP WATER PROJECT.
Austin, Tex., August 20. Lieutenant
Governor Wheeler came up last night from
Rockport, and while here will file the char
ter of the Aransas Harbor City and Im
provement company. The capital stock of
the company is i6,OUO,000. The principal of-
iicewui oe at 1 opeKa.jvun , Huimuniuuu ui
lice at Aransas harbor. Tex. Russel B. Harri
son, son of President. Harrison, i president
of the company, and Lieutenant Governor
Wheeler, of Texas, vice president and gen
eral agent. Among subscribers to the en
terprise are Sir William C. Peel, of Eng
land; Selden P. Spencer and M. Green
wood. Jr., of St. Louis; ex-Governor Ire
land, of Texas, and President Lott and B.
F. Yoakum, general manager of the Aran
sas Pass railway, and a number of promi
nent capitalistsof this and other states.
A W. DeBerry, of Texas, is secretary, and
C. O. Knowles", of Kansas, treasurer. The
company has 12,000 acres at Aransas Pass.
Harrishurg, Pa., August 21. The state
prohibition convention began its closing
session at 9:30 this morning. Many of the
delegates had left tho city during the
night, but the attendance was still quite
large. It was approaching noon when the
convention got down to the real work of
the day. the nomination of candidates.
The following are in nomination: For
trovernor. Charles W. Miller; for lieuten
ant governor. Charles E Hyatt; secretary
of internal affairs, William T. Dunn. After
the nominations were made the convention
Loans Eeaoh an Almost Unpre
New York, August 21. The stringency
in the money market today was sharper
than it has ever been since the May panic
of 1SS4. Early loans were made at 23 per
cent, but rates wound up quickly to 90,
and before 1 o'clock the prevailing rate was
PP per cent, or equal to legal interest and a
premium of i per cent per day. After I
o'clock rates continued to advance until
they reached lid per cent when the market
eaed otl and the last loan was made at G
The dealers in mercantile paper say that
there is absolutely no business being done
and that there is no supply of money even
from out-of-town banks. In the last hour
telegrams from Washington to the effect
that the secretary of the treasury and
other ofticials had decided to take measu res
to relieve the stringency caused an easier
feeling. The Inch rates dwindled away
and a ,resh supply of funds came in. Tho
supply came from the sale of sterling ex
change bills, but the transactions in stocks
broke that market and it was almost im
possible in the last hours to make a rate at
which sterling bills could be sold.
ADVANCES ON SILVER PURCHASES.
Washington, August 21 The directors
of the mint has ordered that immediate
advances be made on silver offered for sale
to the government, as soon as delivered in
order to relieve the stringency in the
Des Moines, la., August 21. Tne Demo
crats of the Seventh district met here to
dav. about forty deiecaie-. being pie-ent.
A secret caucus of half an hour was held
which was very stormy. Some were in
lavor of the indorsement of Senator Bar
nett, the Union Labor condidate; others
w?re for a straight Democrat, and still
others favored the nomination of General
J. B. Weaver. The Weaver men Anally
triumphed, and he was nominated by
acclamation. The usual Democratic reso
lutions were adopted, ami the nominee
pledged to work for the reiorms muicaieu.
Cincinnati, O , Aucust 21. A shocking
ekvator accident occurred this forenoon at
the otfice of the Times-Star. John Motz,
aged 15, started to go down the elevator
from the composing room to the first floor
with a form. He stepped backward into
the elevator shaft, expecting to find the
elevator platform tbre Instead it wa at
the bottom and he fell from the ixth floor
to the bottom and was instantly killed.
Watertown, X. Y.. August 2L The
Thousand Island Park hotel five cottages
and a store on Thousand Island park. Bfc.
Lawrence river, burned this moiBiag.
Chnferesce of "Western Eoada to Goasider
the Order to Revise Their Rates.
Chicago. 111., August 2L The general
managers of the western roads met today
und eoaclnded their conference concern
ing the order of the interstate commerce
commission to lower the rates of grain
from the Missouri river and points beyond.
The Rock Island and the Chicago fc Alton
still refuse to join the other lines ia fight
ing the order, but tbT chaagwl toar
minds about patting the coainitastoaers'
rates into effect September 1. Instead of
that they will give formal notice of tbetr
in tent ion to the chairman of the Western
Freight aA-ociation and wait uotil it ha.
been acted upon at the oext rgislar meet
ing of that aasoctatiofx. to be bld Septem
ber 9. Then it will require a farther Xm
davs" notke before the rates can Iw pot in
force. Thi conr- wis decided opoa be
caase the roads beW that it would be a tJ
oktfjoa of toe recent agreeiaeat to adopt
nay other rates titan Uiom azmed upon
AbzoH 1. eat!! tfee Septeafc-er zctttfas-
THE EASTERN RAILWAY STRIKE
Indications that the Entire Vander-
bilt System is to be
A Meeting of the Strikers Executive Board
Announced to Consider the
The Strikers Successfully Checkmate the
Railway Officials in Preventing the
Employment of New Men
The Unsettled Condition
New York, August 21. Secretarv
Haves, of the executive board, announced
this atternoon that on Mondny next at 10
o'clock, at Albanv. a meeting of district
240 would be held" at which the executive
board would be present for the purpoe of
consultation. At this meeting each of the
local assemblies, will send from three to
five dolegates and there will be present
from 600 to TOO members from that section
of the state lying adjacent to the Central
railroad from New York to Buffalo.
Mr. Webb said, relative to the charge
made by Mr. Powderly this morning that
he and the executive board since their
arrival here had been shadowed by de
tectives, that unless ho had tasen every
lawful means to protect the interests of
his road and kept himself informed as to
what the members, of the board wore do
ing, he would be wholly unfit to remain
one half hour in his prc&ent position.
LABOR CHIEFTAINS IN COUNCIL.
New York, August 21. About noon to
day Master Workman E. J. Lee and Chair
man Valentine, of district assembly 24,
the body which ordered tho present .strike,
presented themselves at the St. Cloud and
awaitetl tne return 01 .ur.rowumyimu
his colleagues. The pair were soon joined
by J. II. Magee. the master workman of
the national district lodce Knights of
Labor, who ordered the strike on the street
car lines ot t lie city last ia 11 unci which
ended rather disastrously for tho men.
M Ttnllntwl cnid that, the Fourth avenuo
.surface car Tines was a part of tho Vander-
bilt system nnailino entire nysiem ws
to be tied up this, too, would be included
in the proclamation. This explanation
accounted for Magee's presence. After
Mr. Powderly had breakfasted, the
knights, with Messrs. Le;. Magee ami
Valentine, adjourned to their room where
an executive session was held.
The object of this session is to arrange
the details in connection with the calling
out of the knights. Grand Master Sweeny.
of the Switchmen's Aid association, said
the supreme council may not endorse tho
action of the chiefs of tho four orders, and
it is purelv supposition to say they will
order a general strike. Continuing, Mr.
Sweeny said- "Another thing, thero has
been no unanimous opinion formed by the
executive council of the federation that
the compauy was making an attack on our
organizations. On the contrary, we have
divided on the subject. Tho reason for
convening the sunt erne council was
because the responsibility was too heavy
for the four men of the executive board to
Mr Sweenv also said that Mr. Sargent
had never suited that he would recommend
a general tie-up to the supreme council.
Fort Plain, N. Y., August 21 The
strike on the New York Central is having
a serious effect upon businea.i 111 the Mo
hawk valley and m Johnstown and GIov
ersvillo' manufacturers and merchants ex
perience great deiay in getting good?
shipped. Scarcely any local freight i be
ing handled along the line of the Central
THE STRIKE EXTENDING.
New York. August 21. Chief Sargent,
with his companions. Messrs. Howard,
Wilkeson and Sweeney left this morning
for Torre Haute, Ir.d. Mr. Sargent said, a
meeting of the federation would be held
there with the undoubted result that a
strike on the Vanderbilt system would be
THE STRIKERS ACTIVE.
Buffalo, N. Y.. August 21. The strik
ers here made a checkmat move on the
Central this afternoon. They captured the
fort- and odd who arrived in the citv this
morning and yesterday and will send them
Buffalo, Augutt 21. There is no trnth
in the rumor telegraphed from Bufiulo that
the firemen have" joined the strike.
He Declares That the Railway Striken
Must he Sustained
New YORK, Ausnst 21. Mr. Powderly
tonight made nubile a statement of th
causes of the New York CVntral strike, ths
failure to settle It by arbitration, awl the
rasons for ordering a general strike. Mr.
Powderlv say-i tha general executive board
of the Knight of Labor har- by a unani
mous vote determined to stand by
the the men who struck. e
had no doubt, lie say. ' 'hat it w
th determination of the nwinagwoent to
destroy the oreanization of labor along the
line of the New York Central uaW the
organization snbqortitly h-smi lhekari
to the will of the Vanderbilt. KverythitHC
that could le done, he sy, to terminal:
the trike on an honorable baw for the
men who were dbcharaod, without giva
cao?e. was done and tee alternative of an
conditional and absolute t.arreodr on tbe
part of tbe mn aa a proU" against
the tyranny of the oflieiai of tbe New
York Central was prewsntwi to ja. Con
tinuing, he said: "Cnder the cirenov
stances such urreodrwoold be anmaalr.
It would be cowardiT and unworthy of wt
sons of men. who. In two lx-jnUplwr,
struggled and dWi for tins right of ba
raauitv. We did not seek tbe qaarreL
Tbe general execntive board knew nothing
of it nnl it was thrust upon tbem
and now that vre hare to face it. w fc of
the entire order of th Knights of Ixbor
to come to oar assistance with tb means
to win tbe stnte. We are not crartax for
fympaty We are not in need K moral
Mippori. for away down ia th naart of
tbe Am-ncaa people, 3 a Id tbrjr ail bg
heard on tbfc-t quentoa. tb KBdnat is
on oar side and in onr favor. We hare to
fight a power walca or iut lofty
bearing to tbe wealth tt ium taken
from tbe labor ol tJe empkrrss of tne
road. Untold millJoos are at its command
and we want money to carry on tb si rug
gle. Wr a&k all organized labor to eotn
to oar aid. It is oar tern. It will b
Mr Powderly here at aid of tb rrei
public and coatbri: "W sre ntin$c
against a power far more d&oereoife tiws
that wnicn hud down its arm at York
town 10) years ago. Tbea to
neat was with one king Today H I
azaiat a hundred, one of whom saA in an
after dinner spen not kra ago Tb
are fifty an m tnfe ooantrr was be H
in their powr to control Urn tmrwmef of
ih UniUad Stat, control the eammmr
ad at a day's notics op erry
tbe territory of tfce United Stasc-'
The stmjjKl is far anore mamtmMim
tkan ft m 3j4- tit JLaaarlOUl UIWBM
now, we are fighting to maintain it. Then,
the enemy was 3.000 miles away. Toda
he is entrenched in our dominion. He has
his fingers around our legislatures.
He stands at the doors of Congress to bar
out legislation in the interest of
the masses. Ho presumes to dlo
tntc to the executive of the nation.
He attempts to strangle and corrupt tho
judiciary and he does all of these by no
shadow "of divine right, but by the power
of money wrung from the bending buck of
the railway laborer; wruut: from the mort
cages of farmers of the land; wrong from
the bu-siness interests of America; wrung
from the very hearts of the best and
noblest of the nation's poor.
'lt is asniu-st such a power as this.a power
that cares for no right bul its own, that
we struggle and whether we win or loso in
the present contest, our battle will now go
on until the power is Aveukeued forever or
ths public is damned. Question the op
portuness of the battle if you will, Imt
that it is justice cannot but be apparent to
every disinterested person. It is notb
cutts'e of a few cents more a day or of some
paltry concessions tliat this -tnke wa par
ticipated. Its origin lies way be
yond these considerations. The real
animus lies in the fact that or
order has been struggling with the ques
tions which concern th control of trust,
corporations and syndicate-, br the gov
ernment of the people. The allied forcos
of the Knights of Labor and the Farmers
Alliance are mareing on to Washington to
secure legislation favorable to tho
whole people. They are going
there to secure the repeal of certain
unjust laws which stand in the way of
progress and winch antagonize justice. It
is the hope of turning our attention awaj
from these matters that this warfare fc
made a part of the allied forces. It is U
weaken us wlien wo chu do the worst harm
and the country, the greatest amount of
good that thtec annoyaucos are. visited
THE WORLD'S FAIR
Directors Adjourn T Dd4io Upon
Chic c o. Ill . n -i s- ,!. Aftor a wran
gle Ifistim: until iuir midnight, the (It
recto .s of tbe world's S.tir adjourned nsattn
without definitely sH-tioMt; a site for the
yreat exposition Tne meeting, it wn x
pected on all .side-, would be a dewtetvg
one, but at midnight th question of locu
tion was left more open than it hurt boeu at
any time for weeks pat
Aside from hearing report - of committee
and experts the whole time nesirlr wne
consumed in an interchange of widely dif
fering views. At times the talk wa quite
heated and again wearisome in the ex
treme. Action was taken on but two mo
tion. A resolution offered by T .1. Jeffrey wng
adopted, referring tho timtioii ot site
back to a committee, with instructions u
nbaudon the consideration of Jack
son Park unlcas enough area
there say, 400 acres. could Ue
made available at a reasonable cott U ac
commodate tho whole exposition. Any
other situ obtained by the company tttttt
contain not les than 400 arree. The n
lution contained a clause expreNeinic a dc
sire to use in connection with any trite hi
lected the present lake Front park.
Following the adoption of thle reMlltttfof
another proposed by Lyman J. Warn wiw
carried, rejtiim the city oniinniiM
granting permutin to pile or fill in Ui(
harbor adjacent to the present strip A
laud known as lake Front perk. Mr.
Gage's resolution authorized a new ordi
nance to lie obtained from the city eottncil
containing a more restricted use of ta
like Front, the detail of which ware wr
be aareed ujmjii later.
With mutters left in thte iwleAnhc
shapu the director adjourned until FrV
clay night. During the dtMBOMkta
more than one of toe gent lo
in en prcr-ent exprrs-ed bimeelf wi
decided force regarding iV Kantftn policy
of the Illinois Central nu'r "! In keeping
the fair director" ror "" ' on th
ratfHed edge as to nil i-'j ! touenhax
the us of tbe Lkr Frcm' and harbor.
The railroad company hns a wide rttht-of
way, covered with tracks, acroa the entire
laKe Front site, and uo to tooik'ht nil ef
forts ut a bargain with the company by
the fair directors have come to nangnt.
THE MEAT INSPECTION BILL.
Washington, Augnst 21. Tbe meat in
spection bill which passed the hoaee iodnf
lias already lieen taed by the senate, mm!
is now ready for the president's 4xr.
It is u measure of great importance to UnJ
west. The provi&looa of the bill n
require the inspection of meat only whoa
intended for exportation to countries tn
Kovernineats of which rqnireMch inapee
tion. or whenever any buyer. Mtiler or ex
porter shall renneat it. .Section 3,
and 4 make it unlawful to Unoorv
into the United Mat any adul
terated or unwholesome food or linuora.
and provide pnMlUea for violation
of the law. and einpow ri the nreaklmit to
ntutpend tbe importation of Mich artichw.
Section 5 empowers the preMoVut. wbeo be
i aatiafied that uuju.t rtWriminMtione are
made by anv foreign Htate againat Ike im
portation of American prodwcia, to direct
tlwt the product of Mich foreign atatea be
exclnded from the United .Htai. Section
rt. 7 and fc prohibit tbe importation into tbe
United Mat- of d!al or infcVl meat,
cattle or sheep and otbnr rumtaite ami
swine, and for the quarantine or 44tatar
of the ain Sertion 9 empower the
pr"eident to n.pend importAtkm of y
claM of animal from any country win
in there may be oontaxiotM or infaeUona
dieae of the name, faction 10 pro
vides for th inpectioB of all imported
animal dwwibed in tbe act. aijil
for tae manner of 4ellK wwfc
thfta if infected or dinwnert. ana tor
tbe inapection of all ant main oWrlfe! in
the act when intended for exportoaiaa.
One clause of vcUoa 10. relating U tbe te
MHMiioo of animal when intended tor ex
portation, i perbap of at Rraat impor
tance to tbe United Htatav-tbe iaapecUo?
of tbe nog product, 4oce KUad
through fear, either feigned or real, f in
fectten or coaUvgk. compel Amerloau
exporter to slaughter raUlo lmMeiafcr
--. i.rt.n-. in thtr tMM-te. fti Lorftaj' no
tto to recover from chrlnkJMW aac
hrUlK Of toe a tojs, ana laun. -,
tbntcing American cattle out of ibntr nwe-t-ta
It in etfiEnaUwl that American cattle m
tbe Enicliab market rroald brimc at kK
tlO mom pr bead i reatncMone were
removed, which tbe United htataa 1-M-t
npoo only wben it baa botae inept
tion. Tbe mil, it la feelbrved. veUi mm
very exeoae for dfawriminaMan eataaeljnj
export of tbe tntnaja mentioned. ed win
give to this country power to anal wialt
otben a it k tfeait with.
KILLED BY FALLING BWLDMG8.
PILADEl.reiA. Pa. Aafal-PfPg
a hoary Mono this retrain? tne antmmu
wall of tbe ataWe and ear rfj I
Paemcer Railway ftlJte ;
down. Foot prnn "see ."fgJ J
three men are ao iUotrrtMsmij harc4 ba
tbey are not p4 to "fT
other, we I jMf ,
ia miailn? and proba aad.TVaay ar ,
more borv wore killed. FoUawta? a a
Ife of tbe killed. ,
Aecar Pacx. driver, ft Xorrfn ataaefc.
Ma ArcrwT Ptct, hie wt.
CaaKLaa SrvMW, ouaatortor. lt jCorrai
Caxsu Funk, artvar, Taastaaaa
and tJMtton atraat.
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