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THE LATEST FROM THE STRUGGLE
The New French Tariff Outdoes the
McKinley Law in its
The Usual Weekly Budget of Personal and
Political Gossip from the
Emperor "William's Ideas as to Modern
Education Being: Put Into Effect
in Various German Cities
Dr. Koch's Cure
Signal Service Office, Wiciuta, Kan.,
Dec 13. The highest temperature was51,
the lowest temperature, 27" aud and the
mean 39, with warmer, cloudless weather,
brisk, southerly winds aud falling barom
eter. Last year, on Dec. 13. the highest tem
perature was G7, the lowest 35, and the
mean, 51, nnd two years ago the corres
ponding temperatures -were 60, 31 aud
Fred. L. Jonxsox, Observer.
War Department, "Washington, D. C,
Dec. 13, 8 p. m. Forecast until 8 p. m.
For Kansas and Missouri Wanner and
fair weather, except in norther Kansas,
colder; southerly winds.
Dublin. Dec 13. Valentine B. Dillon.
Jr., alderman of the Rotunda ward oi
Dublin, bus written a letter to the Free
man 8 Journal, stating- that Messrs. John
Dillon and William O'Brien aro still
hopeful of effecting a compromise with
Father Murphy, parish priest of Kil
maungh, county Kilkenny.in a letter to the
Freeman's Journal, remonstrates against
the clerical attacks that have been mude
on Mr. Parnell. He insists that the people
have as good a right as the priests to form
a judgment on the political question,
while repudiating Mr. Parnell as a moral
Mr. Barry O'Brien, the first nominee of
tho Parnellites for the vacant seat in the
house of commons for Kilkenny, who
waa witimrawn by Ins party, is supporting
Mr. Parnell in the parliamentary contest
there. He declares that Mr. Parnell is the
only possible leader of the Irish Nation
alists. Mr. Parnell brought his speech to an
nbrupt close at Kilkenny today. He was
compljtely exhausted and was entirely un
able to make a further effort.
In an interview Ht Kilkouny today Mr.
Davkt expressed tho belief that the anti
Parnoll candidate for parliament for Kil
kenny would have a majority of at least
1,500. Tho miners, he said, would vote for
Ilennessy, the anti-Parnell candidate, al
most to a man. Justin McCarthy will
arrive in Kilkenny Monday.
The Usual Weekly Budget Prom the
Paris, Dec X Communications,which
Miuister KIbot has been having recently
with tho United States and foreign govern
ments, point to an arrangement for an
International monetary conference.
Tho tariff bill as now shaped in the com
mittee oi tue cnainueroi deputies, out bids
tho McKinley bill in protectionism. The
amendments made this week raise the
duties proposed on barley, malt, farming
machinery, sewing machines, pins,
needles, pens, and other steel and iron
f;oods. The Gironus commerce defense
eaguo. a free trade body, predicts that
the inevitable result of such duties will bo
the ruin of tho country's agricultural,
commercial and shipping interests for
tho temporary benefit of the great
Tho anarchist DeLaBruyero has stated
in an interview that Padlcwsky, the sup-
Jiosed murderer of Gen. Silveiskoff, con
essed to him that he had killed the gen
eral. The general, he said, tried to pump
him concerning the frequenters of Beru
hnff'a house, where Paulewsky was em
ployed, and asked him to become a spy
upon their movements. Padlcwsky re
sented the proposition by killing tho gen
Sral. He escaped from the houso without
eteotion, ami three days afterwards sent
a woman to DcLnBruycre, and employed
him to assiit Padlewsky in leaving the
couutry. He assented on the ground that
it was a political crime. Ho sent the
fugitive on his way as far as Trieste.
Madame Kartzoff, who was found mur
dered in her room today in Moscow, was
an aunt of the Russian consul general of
thib city, toward whom the Nihilists en
tertained the most hostilo feelings. It is
supposed the Nihilists murdered her.
The Matin announces the formation of
anew bank under the auspices of the
Vatican, with a capital of 100,000,000
The reaction against tho Koch treatment
of tubercul6ais increases in violence. Eight
patients have died soon after the injection
ct the lymph. A number of patients who
have been undergoing treatment have re
fused to be treated further with tho lymph
Interesting News From the Land of
BL'RLIN, Dec. 13. Tho reichstag lias ad
journed for tho Christmas recess. Its de
bates, like thou of the landtag, are losing
their bitterness and the keen enmity to
ward the government which was wout to
characterize tueui oeloro Jhisniarck s re
tirement. The discussion of tho budget
before it was remitted to tho committee
Illustrated the change in style.
Herr Bebel, in a moderate speech, drew
a "ombre pirturoof the misery of the peas
ant under tho present policy of protection,
which enriches the great landlords at the
expense of the poor consumer.
Dr Windthorst dofended tho govern
lierr Bamberger made a practical
Bpeech, in which he attacked (he projected
tn'ntv with Austria, saying ho was op
posed to it if it involved a differential
Chancellor Von Caprivi did not try to
refute Herr Bamberger's arguments,
haying he could not discuss the treaty
f-tfpulatious pending the negotiations.
The conferences regarding the treaty, he
said, were coming to nothing, and were to
be adjourned until February.
The recent speech of Emperor William
upon tho educational sytera has had a
n.arked effect upon the school methods.
The school reform committee has voted
unanimously to substitute modern for
ancient languages in all the lower classes
in places where there are only gymnasia,
and aHo to make such changes in tho
present system of reaNchulen and the
middle class schools as will enable the
course to Iks continued in the upper real
Fchulen. In Hamburg the town council
has decided to establish a higher middle
class school, in accordance with Emperor
Herr Richter, who represents Gneist in
the reichstag, has formed a society in op
position to the aatl-Semitics. Emperor
V illiam has expressed his approval of the
Prince Bismarck, who hps passed the au
tumn at Varzin, goes on the 20th to Fred
crickBruhe to be present at the family re
gion on Christmas. His health is eicel
'lany medical men who came here from
abroad to study the Koch treatment aie
It'iving with their hopes of success abated.
Pr f Bercman, upon concluding his dem
onstrations, announced that he had made
ii.jections in 200 cases, but would not pro
nounce definitely upon the results of the
treatment until a year had elapsed. He
reaffirmed his belief in the efficacy of the
TNE LEAGUE FUNDS.
Dublin, Dec. 13. The dispnte in regard
to the right of drawing upon tho funds of
the National league has caused the bank
in which tho league's moneys are depos
ited to order its branches not to honor
checks sent to evicted tenant by that or
ganization. In consequence of this action
many families aro deprived of the susten
ance that they have received weekly from
the league, and they must either suffer
greatly or go to the poorhouse. The labor
ers on the railway tnat is being built from
Galway to Clifde have struck for an in
crease of wages. Tho road is being built
by tho government and the work was
started as a part of Mr. Balfour's scheme
for the rcliet of unemployed workmen.
Trinidad and tho Gulf Ports.
Trinidad is tho nearest Colorado town of
importance, and has the nearest great coal
fields to the Texas Gulf ports. It is a dis
tributing point for a large territory. For
further information address Trinida'd Land
and Improvement Co., Trinidad, Colo.
THE ENVOYS' VOYAGE.
New Yore, Dec 13. The steamers that
Kailnri from hero Mflnr fnr "Rnrnn rnrriid
a number of well known and important
people. Among tuem Were ttireo OI ttie
Irish envoys. Mr. William O'Brien and
Mr. S. P. Gill sailed in the Netherlands
steamer Obdam for Rotterdam. The
steamer will touch at Boulogne-sur-mer,
a racce, where they will be landed. Mr.
Timothy Harrington sailed on tho Cunar
der Auranla for Queeusiown.
Beecham's Pills cure pick headache.
THESOUTH AFRICAN TROUBLE.
London, Dec. 13. English attention is
diverted to some extent, even from the
Irish quarrel, by the threatening news
from Lisbon and East Africa. Dispatches
from Lisbon state that the popular excite
ment thoro is increasing, and that the
ministry is rapidly losing control of affairs.
Volunteers are offered by hundreds to
fight the British intruders, and tho news
that the Portuguese flag had been hauled
down af Mutacas Kraal caused a frenzy of
excitement. Late exchanges between the
two governments havo been diplomatically
satisfactory, but have not allayed the feel-
ings of the Portuguese people, and unless
Salisbury can induce the British South
African company to withdraw their forces,
an African war seems certain with the
Excelsior Springs. Mo ,
Is one of the most charming
All-year-round hotels in America.
A SCHOOL HORROR.
The Clothing of a Party of Girl Students
Catches Fire With Terrible Results.
Akron. O.. Dec. 13. At a birthday cele
bration in the Buchtel college tonight,
thirty lady students were gathered in the
library building. They wore entertained
by eight who wore masks, loose flowing
garments, with high hats covered with
cotton. The hat of Aurelia Steigmier, of
Utlca, N. Y., caught fire, and communi
cated to the entire party. Every
effort was made to save the young ladies,
whose screams were heard througont
the building. Mary Stevens, of Clifton,
N. Y., had every particle of clothing
burned from her body. Miss Steigmier
was burned from head to foot. Both will
probably die. The others injured are:
Mary Baker, of Fort Plain, 2s. Y., neck,
face and chest burned to a cinder; Aurelia
Warwick, Storm Lake, la.; Diana Haynes.
Abilene Kassia and Mertie Baker, all of
Peru, Ohio; Eva Dean, of Storm Lake,
Iowa; Addiah Buchtel, of Columbia, Kan.,
niece of the founder of tho college;
Estelle Mason, of Magadore, Ohio; and
Dora Merrill, of Williamsport, Pa.
fifteen minutes Preston's
WENT UP IN SMOKE.
A Half Million Dollars' Worth of Property
Licked Up by Flame.
Providence, 11. L, Dec. 13. Fire broke
out in the wholesale clothing store of the
J. B. Barnaby compauy, this afternoon.
The company occupied theDorrance build
ing, a four-story structure. In spite of the
efforts of the fire department, the fire made
rapid progress. Tho company employed
100 hands, many of them women, employed
on tho second and fourth floors. Fire
escapes had been put on the build
ing the early part of the week, and had
it not been for them.there would doubtless
have been great loss ot life. As it was,
some of the women were taken out in a
fainting condition. Ono of the workwomen
made a mis-step and fell from the fire es
cape. Her clothing caught on an iron pro
jection, which broke her fall, and she drop-1
ped into tho arms of a fireman, who hap-
nfrioH fn li lionpnf-Yi hpr Tlif wpef. wr;ill :
of the building fell on the roof of
an adjoining buildiug and wrecked
tho workshop of the Plymouth Rock
Pants company, located in its upper
story. The east wall fell soon afterwards
and crashed down upon hook and ladder
truck No. 3. All but two of thn company
which manned tho truck esciped. Orrin
Mowry had his right leg broken, and au
othcr "fireman received a severe scalp
wound. The following are tho losses
which wcro mostly insured to their full
amount: Loss ou tho building, $7,0ii0;
J. B. Barnaby company. 400,00-1; G. II.
Taylor & Co., jewelers, S15,i 00 Tho II. T.
Root buildiug was damaged $5,00(1 by fall
ANOTHER DISASTHOCS BLAZE.
KlRKSVILLE, Mo., Dec 13. Fire today
destroyed the store of P. M. Smith, hard
ware; the masonic temple, and the jewelry
store of William Hart. Tho contents of
the buildiug were mostly saved. A vacant
building adjoining the jewelry store was
also destroyed. Its walls fell and burned
several people beneath them. Volney
Sweet was killed. The injured are: Mrs.
Rose Bunker, will probably die;
Price, seriously injured; Fred Sweet, severe
injuries; William Hart, leg crushed; H. M.
Sheeps, slightly injured. It is feared
others are buried among the ruins.
TOPKKA. Kan., Dec 13. The south
wing of Wahburne college, occupied as a
young ladies' boarding school, was burned
to the ground this atternoou. All the
young ladies escaped -without injury.
Cause of lire unknown.
A FURNITURE FACTORY.
St. .TosEPn, Mo.. Dec 13. Tho furniture
factory of Lows Hi.x, the largest in Mis
souri, was t itally destroyed by fire to
night The insurance is said to be onlv
$25,000. Tho loss will be over $100,000
above insurance. The origin of thu fire
cannot be ascertained.
Sure cure Preston's "Hed-Ake."
A BANK WRECKER ARRESTED.
Philadelphia, Dec 13. Louis E.
Pfeilor, who was president of the broken
Bank of America, and vice-president of the
America Life Insurance company, nnd
against whom a warrant was issued yes
terday by the direction of District Attor
ney Grafiam, charging him with rehypoth
ecating stocks, and conspiring " with
George F. Work and others to defraud
and cheat the depositors and others inter
ested in the bauk and insurance company,
was arrested in this city this morning
Bail was fixed at 20,000 and the accused Is
endeavoring to obtaiu bondsmen.
PniLADnuiHU., Dec 13. L. E. Pfeifer,
charaed with criminally causing the sus
pension of the American Life Insurance
company and of the Bank of Americ was
arrested todav. and. in default of a bond
of SiO.Ot'O, was committed to prison in the
same corridor with C. F. Work, another
officer of the two companies, who was ar
rested on the same chame last nicht,
Philadelphia, Dec. 13. James S. Dnn
gau, cashier o the broken bank of Amer
ica, against whom a warraut was sworn
out at the time ot the arrest of Work and
Pfeiffer, was arrested today, and, in de
fault of $20,000, was locked up.
Cures while you wait Preston's "Hed-Ake
Chicago, Dec. 13. A dispatch, jnst re
ceived from Pierre, S. D., confirms the
report that a fight had taken place be
tween settlers and Indians on French
creek yesterday. The fight occurred at
Hermosa. about 200 miles southeast of
Pierre. Three Indians were killed, but no
whites. Further particulars are as yet
Chicago, Dec 13. Gen. Mile3 says that
he does not believe that a battle has oc
curred between the troops and the Indians
in the northwest.
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 13. A Rush
ville, Neb., special says that the fight yes
terday was between two bands of the In
dians, growing out of a dispute as to
whether or not they should go to Pine
Ridge agency and give up their arms.
Several are reported killed.
THE REPORTED FIGHT.
Rapid City. N. D., Dec. 13. A squaw
man named Ryder brings in word that
there has been an engagement four miles
north of Pine Ridge agency between
United States troopsand 400 or 500 Indians
under Kicking Bear. A number were
killed on both sides. The Indians were
put to rout, aud a lame number of them
j were captured, including Kicking Bear.
i "Not", mimli prwflpnpA ic rmr. ?n t ha ctnm
t much credence is put in the story
' Col. Stanford reDOrtd that 150 lodiTe
Col. Stanford reports that 150 lodges, of
! a,ou,t 750 Indians, have left their camp at
"'1""j viei:&, uu meir way w riue niuye
i t0 surrender themselves. The rest fifty
lodges and 250 Indians are making their
' waJ north towards the Cheyenne agency
witu a large quantity of stolen stocK.
Gen. Carr's command will undoubtedly
start after them tomorrow.
BUFFALO BILL'S INDIANS.
CnAMBERLMN. S. D.. Dee. 13. A large
number of the Indians who have been
traveling during the past two years with
Buffalo Bill are home and will go among
the hostiles immediately, to endeavor to
induce them to return to the reservations.
Their efforts will prevent an outbreak if
anything can do so.
IN TnE BAD LANDS.
Rapid City, S. D. Dec 13. A soldier
from Captain Well's command reports
that the Indians in tho Bad lands have be
gun again fighting among themselves.
This news was brought by government
scouts nnd friendly Indians. The battle
tooK place in Grass Basin. Two Strikes
and his followers circled around Short
' Bull and his followers, all the forenoon
actively skirmishinc. each leader bound
that his supremacy as chief of the whole
body be acknowledged.
Pottstown, Pa., Dec 13. A disastrous
fire broke out in the second story of J. R.
ShanerV clothing store this morning at 2
o'clock. Tho flames spread rapidly on ac
count of a high prevailing wind, and
burned out a half dozen or more business
firms and their buildings. It is estimated
that the loss will reach $150,000. Among
the heaviest losers are tho following: M.
Root, $13,000; L. & M. C. Beecher. $50,000:
A. Evans. $13,000: John R. Shaner, $15,000;
II. Leopold, $20,000; H. N. Smith. S'S.OW.
At 3 o'clock this morning Reading was
a-ked for assistance and two firo engines
were sent from there, and were continued
iu service until the progress of the fire had
been arrested, which wjs not until 0
Minneapolis. Minn., Dec. 13. A dis-
natch from Llvberne savs that the Towa.
Dakota and Minnesota Elevator company,
J operating a line of warehouses on the B.,
I C. and N. railway, has assigned. Assets
! not known. Liabilities, $150,00.
Crkston. la., Dec 13. The Armour
bank, at Fontanelle, failed yesterday,
with liabilities ot $00,000; assets, $25,000.
Many farmers aro among the heavy depos
itors. Bradycrotine never fails to cure Head;
RUN DOWN BY A TRAIN.
Bryant, Pa., Dec 13. Four persons
were killed and one fatally injured today
at the rail way crossing here. A freight
train had just passed, and a number of
persous started to cross the track, when
the New York express thundered down
upon them. The following persons were
struck by the train and killed: Neil Mc
Hvaiu, Joseph Hussey, Hugh Dover nnd
Joseph Johnson. John Mcllvain was
fatally injured. The guard at the cross
ing has been arrested for carelessness for
leaving the gate open.
Preston's "Hed-Ake" wil
A MARITAL MUDDLE.
KANSAS ClTV, Mo., Dee. 13. Mrs. Hat
tie FKh, the wife of J. P. Fish, a miller at
Ottawa. Kan., who recently figured iu a
scandal in which the Rev. E. C. Boaz. of
the First Methodist church, was involved,
appealed to the police this morning for
protection, one pointed to an om man m
the Union depot, and told a policeman that I
he had been following her for two days, j
and that she wanted him arrested. Tho i
policeman questioned the stranger about
his conduct. He said he had heen em
ployed by Mr. Fish, the husband of the
woman, to follow her. He was not arrest
ed, but was advised not to bother Mrs.
Fish. Speaking to a reporter, Mrs. Fish
"I believe Mr. Boaz is a godly man, and
I know that I have always lived true to
my hu-lKind. The trial ot Mr. Boaz, by f time to literature, anu uas piven t:reat ai
the First Methodist church, acquitted and tention to African explorntion. Her home
exonerated li..n of tho charges preferred I n London has been tho rendezvous for
against him, and of his own free will ho African students. She has been for n long
resigned tho past- itc and left the city for time an intimate friend of Henry M. Stau
1 don't know wU re. Mv husband was ' ley. Mrs. Sheldon says that her venture is
jealous and probably I did things for I
spite that I would not have done had he
not shown such a disposition."
relief by using Preston's
San Francisco, Cal., Dc 13. The
steamer San Juan, which .".! rived today
from Panama, brings news of ravages of
cholera in Guatemala. More than 11,0 0
cases are reported in the stat and l.VOO
deaths occurred in the city ot Guatemala
in seven weeks. The steamer passes with
out touching, in order to avoid quarantine
THE APACHES AT WORK.
Tombstone, Ariz., Dec 13. Information
was received here today that two white
men, Jack Bridges and" Burke Robinson,
were killed by Apaches in tho Guadalupe
mountains yesterday. Bridges discovered
somo fresh killed meat, aud went to Hall's
ranch to notify the men there. Then, in
company with Robinson and another
man, they went to the place where the
meat wis found to investigate the matter.
They had just arrived at the spot when
they wero fired upon bv tho Indians. They
returned the fire, and attempted to es
cape, but were surrounded and two of
them foon-fcBf The ojner rauu- escaped
after lieing' grazed with a bullet.
All affections of the kidneys and liver
are cureo by Hood's' Sarsaparilla. Try It.
A BOURBON ARRESTED.
Columbia, S. C, Dec 13 Attorney
General Pope, of this state, has been ar
rested for discharging Thomas B. Butler
from service iu the engro.-Ing department
of the state because he voted for Haskell
for governor in the late election and
against Tiilman. The preliminary trial
has been fixed for next TueMiay.
money refunded; Preston's
A DIVORCE SHARK.
CHICAGO. Dec '3. Judge Blodgett today
sentenced George R. Sims to fifteen months
in jail. Sims was found guilty of issuing
fraudulent decrees of divorce, purporting
to have been issued by the probate court of
Box Elder county, Utah. In this way he
has divorced hundreds of people through
out the country.
JA PARNELL MEETING.
Chicago, Dec 23. Arrangements were
made .tonight for a monster meeting to be
held next we?k in favor of ParnelL Prom
inent Irishmen are at the head of the move
ment, among them being Col. sexton,
postmaster of Chicago, ex-Consrressinan
Finnerty and State Senator Maboney.
LONDON. Dec 13. The Herald this morn
ing publishes an interview with Prof.
Virchow on the Koch remedy. While ad
mitting that Prof. Keen has made a most
important discovery. Prof. Virchow said
that wholesale inoculation with the lymph
was absurd until, exhaustive experiments
had proved its nature.
VARIOUS VIEWS ON THE PRESENT
Secretary Windom's Conference
With the Bankers and Mer
chants of New York.
A "Woman Resolves to Emulate Stanley by
Setting Out on an Expedition to
the Heart of Africa.
Another Story in Regard to the Fanners'
Alliance The Kansa3 Municipal
Bond Cass How Being Argued
Before the Federal Judgs3
at Topeka Notei
New York, December 13. Secretary
Windom arrived in New York this morn
ing and held a four hours' conference with
a number of bank officers and bankers on
the financial situation. The only state
meat that Mr. Windom would make after
the conference was that he was pleased to
hear of the movement of gold from Europe
and that the government will do all in its
power to give relief to the financial and
mercantile communities. It is said by
parties close to him that he will not take
any immediate action as the result of the
A PRESS VIEW.
New YORK, Dec 13. The Commercial
Advertiser thus reviews the financial situ
ation: "The week, as a whoie, has beeu
marked by steady improvements, varied
by a few "sharp and sensational breaks.
This was due to the fact that the financial
situation has been, for the time being,
much more reassuring. The secretary of
the treasury has bought $1,000,000 of 1 per
cent bonds, releasing that amount of
money. Between three and four millions
in gold have been started from London for
this city, and the banks, by the use of
clearing house certificates, have partially
relieved the stringency among the mer
New York. Dec 13. Mr. Tappan. pres
ident of the Gallatin National bank, said
today thut the talk of gold being locked
up in savings banks and trust companies,
beyond their usual balances, was all non
sense. He did not believe these institu
tions had any more specie on hand now
than they did a year ago. He regarded the
financial condition as greatly improved.
The only cause for uneasiness was from
the failure of commercial houses all over
Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec 13. United
States Treasurer Houston was hero today.
He said there was a scheme by which the
present money stringency could be re
lieved, nnd that was to place the $25,000,
000 in fractional currency, now in the
vaults of the treasury, to the account of
the bullion, and then issue treasury notes.
Congress would haye to pass a law to per
mit that to be done. It would, he said,
afford Immediate and effective relief.
Chicago. Dec 13. It is the opinion of a
number of the leading bankers of Chicago
that the financial flurry is evidently over.
The situation, they acknowledge, was
serious; but was much magnified by finan
ciers who .acted with imprudence. Every
thing seems to have quieted down. The
situation is normal. Sterling exchange
has returned to current rates nnd New
York exchange the same. Banks are loan
ing more liberally. It is simply a question
A FEMALE EXPLORER.
A Woman Resolves to Undertake an Expe
dition to the Dark Continent.
Kansas Citv. Dec. 13. Visiting in this
city, at the home of Roland Conklin, is a
lady, who. while already known in the lit
erary world, is in a short time to undertake
nu enterprise in literature and investiga
tion, which will, without question, place
her on an individual plane, and one never
yet occupied bv .a woman. The lady is
Mrs. May French Sheldon, wife of Mr. E.
Sheldon, who represents the Jnrvis-Conk-
lin Mortgage Tru-t compauy, in London. J
The undertakiuE in which she is about to
engage is a trip into the wildest portions
of Africa not as a member of au exploring
party, but as the head of it.
Mrs. Sheldon has lived most of her life
in London, although she is a native of
New York. She has devoted much of her
no missi -nary work; it is not in the inter
est of any institution or Government; it is
not to attack anything or nnybody she is
going siruply because she wants to, nnd i.
going to run the expedition to suit herself,
hhe goes to Africa for the purpose of
learning the ways and customs, legends
and folk-lore of the natives, and incorpor
ate them into a book. She is to sail from
England in February, and will go first to
Zanzibar, thence to .Mombasso, and then
will begin the worst part of her journey.
In telling of her proposed travels, Mrs.
The expedition shall bo entirely my
own: the honors, if there be any, shall not
be divided, and the criticisms and of
course there will be many must be aimed
at me alone. I shall take my stenographer
only to the stnrtiug point in Africa, and
from there on I shall be the only white
woman in the party. I shall be attended
bv several black women of course. I will
also have several Arab attendants, and
such military protection as I think neces
sary. A baud of less than fifteen or
twe nty would find it extremely danger
ous in such a country. I expect to reach
Mount Kilmanjairo. from 00 to 300 miles
from the coast, and in a country where no
white woman nas ever been. I shall have
special passports from Secretary Blaine,
and also letters from Stanley. Stanley's
name is like magic in Afric, and, alto
gether, I have little fear that my little
venture -will be a comparatively safe one.
I shall be in Africa three months hence."
THE FARMER'S ALLIANCE.
Reported Discovery of a Flot to Disrupt
the Democratic Farty.
Jacksonville, Fla-, Dec la The
Time-Union tomorrow will print a special
from St. Auzustlne, Fla., in which the
charge is made that it has been discovered
that there exists a giesntic plot to use the
National Farmer s Alliance asa means for
promoting the third party scheme, which
came to the surface in two or three differ
ent forms during the recent convention.
The dispatch says:
"The scheme Is said to have been con'u
mated through the adoption of the report
endorsing the sub-treasury bilL The
western and northwestern and northern
delegates were ODDOsed to the bill; but
voted for it in order to split the Democracy ,
of the south, which is well known to op- '
jnc iu xi me lanners ui mc njuiu, isom. i lo Auliene mis nueruuuu uy uis aeigauors
of whom are Democrats, could be kept up and put In confinement. He has been af
to the support of the bill, then the desired J a jcted similarly, but not to violently.
split could be produced.
Ana mat was what was
WK!rn nnrl nrttTiirm dftlfTt whn I
are opposed to the bill, nevertheless voted i
for it in the hope of dividing the bourbon '
nTT.waT. ..) .11 yvnnr rn tk.i. wi..- i
atituents for having so voted by referring 1 LANCASTER Penn., Dec., IS. Ex-Con -to
a divided Democracr in the south. Sev ; grestnaa John A. Hiesland. died thi
eral of these plotters have btn placed on
recora j-or instance, rresiaent .ucuratn,
of the Kans Alliance, said, , the pres-
ence of witnesses, yesterday: e did not j
vote for the sub-treaurv bill, because we ;
believed m it. The factis, we are oppced '
to it; but we saw that bv making it an
issue in tfee south w mnld hrek. ns the I
Democratic party. This is the explana
tion we will give our constituents when
we get home.'
"J. H. Willits, of Kansas, said: Wc
never did like the sub-treasury bill and
have no confidence in it now, but wo sup
ported it at Ocala so as to divide the south
and break up the bourbon Democracy.'
"It appears also that these sentiments
have entrapped other delegates than those
of the ultra-Republican west. With the
southern Democracy divided, the third
party would have good chances for their
national ticket in 1S92. In this connec
tion, it is learned that the reform press
association proposes to mould public opin
ion iu every state toward the third party
THE MUNICIPAL BOND CASE.
TOPEKA, Kan.. Dec 13. The foreclosure
case of the Rock Island against the Chicago,
Kansas and Nebraska railroad, is being
argued today in the United States circuit
court, before Judges Caldwell and Foster.
This is the case which is being fought by
the municipal bondholders in this state,
who are represented by Roasington, Smith
and Dallas. The railroad company is rep
resented by Thomas F. Withrow, ceneral
solictor of the Rock Island; Mr. Wright,
his law partner; and M. S. Low, general
solicitor of the Chicago, Kansas and Ne
braska. The argument will last two or
A SHOTGUN SENATOR.
A Sketoh of the Career of Wade Hamp
COLUMBIA, S. C, Dec 13 Although a
young man Col. Irby has a history, and
not a very savory one. He has the reputa
tion of Geinc "a bad man." although it is
said he has since reformed and joined the
Baptist church. Back in the seventies he
was outlawed by the Democratic governor,
Simpson, who "succeeded Hampton, for
murdering a man named Kilgore in
Laurens county. A reward of $150 was
offered for his arrest, but he fled the state
and remained away until the thing blew
over, when he returned to Laurens and
with the aid of G. W. Shell, then clerk of
the court aud now Alliance member of
congress, secured an acquittal.
Irby's next exploit was to arm himself
with a shotgun while he was painting the
town of Laurens red, and defy the town
authorities to arrest him. He paid a fine
for this Theu some decent man offended
him in some way, and Irby took one of his
negro friends to the offender's plantation,
gave him a horsewhip, and, catching his
enemy unawares, held a pistol to his head
and one to the negro's head and compelled
him to horsewhip the man. His next ex
ploit was to go with his brother into the
town after a justice of the peace who had
offended him, and between the two of
them they slashed the justice to pieces.
He was never punished, but he is an Alli
ance man now and is a member oi the
The election of Irby to the United States
senate has brought the blush of shame to
the cheek of every decent South Caro
linian. From every section of the state
come expressions of indignation at the
outrage and rejrret at the defeat of Hamp
ton. Should Hampton live till 1S92 ho
will be put up for governor by tho Democ
racy. NEW PENSIONS.
Washington, Dec. 13. The following
new pensions were granted:
Original John Killinger, Vidette; Orren
Moody, Maple City; Wesley A. Ramsey,
Partridge; Nicholas Miller, Tooeka; An
drew Gorsklowiz, Fairmouut; Conrad
Bleslerfield, St. -Mary's; Luther B. Cole,
Osage City; Noah Branson, Independence;
John D. Fry, Hope; William II. Riordon,
North Topeka; Squire N. Huches, Law
rence; Franklin W. Monday, Malvern;
Caloway M. Flora, Leavenworth; William
Pate, Camden City; Preston S. Abbott,
Greensburg; Hiram C. Main, Plainville.
Increase William A. Brown, Haworth;
William H. McCall, Green Point; Dwight
E. Bassett, Hiawatha: Harvey Sanders.
Clay Center: William C. Dye, Woodruff;
Robert Paull, Havannah; Ole H. Holm
berg, Cokato: George H. Seatmau, Topeka,
John Stillwell, Lana; Hiram B. Wait,
Wichita; Ammariah C. Runs, Wiudom;
Elija IL Brown, Clearwater; James W.
Bateman, Independence; Johu M. C.
Haley, Dexter; Butler J. Scott, Stockton;
William O. Ricker, Watertown; Calvin D.
Hand, Dodge City; David E. Johnston,
Originnl widow, etc Isabella, widow of
Hiram Hillard, Oberlin; Maria, widow of
Courtland O. Noble, Belleville; Harietta
Miller, former widow Barrett M. Pipin,
Prtt. Kan., Dec 12. Special. Last
night about 10 o'clock M. D. L. French, of
the firm of French Bros., hnrdware mer-
rh.ints of Pratt. Kau.. was held UD on his
way home from his place of business, by-
some unknown party. A man, concealed
behind some buildings on Main street,
stepped out and ordered1 French to throw
up his hands. French drew his revolver
and fired at him. Several shots were fired
by both parties; but no one was hurt so
far as known. The desperado failed in his
purpose to rob French, and lied. The man
was not recognized by French, as it was
quite dark, aud he could give no descrip
tion of him.
A RAILWAY COLLISION.
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 13. A report
has reached this city of a fatal accident on
the Atlantic nnd Pacific railway near the
Needles Thursday morning. The west
bound passenger train crashed Into the ct
boose of a freight train. Particulars of
the accident are meagre. The first report
received here said the fireman of the pas
senger engine and an unknown man bad
been killed. Another report received late
last night says another victim was M. A.
Thompson, a wealthy cattle breeder of
Iowa City. It is also stated that five pas
sengers were fatally injured.
PAOLA, Kan., Dec 13. Burglars en
tered the county treasurer's oflice last
nieht, and attempted to blow open tho
safe. They dug through the brick vault,
which contains the steel safe. The knob
of the dial was broken off, and dynamite
was exploded in the opening thus made.
The. door and sides of the safe were
wrenched out of shape, but an entrance to
the safe was not obtained. The only thing
of value that the burglars carried off was
a registered letter containing 4, which
had been left on top of the safe
THE FEDERATION OF LABOR.
Detroit, Mich., Dec 13 The Federa
tion of Labor convention today decided to
continue the eight-hour campaign. The
unions were assessed 2 cents per week per
capita for five weeks to procure the
funds. The coal miners were chosen to
lead in the flcht. Deleeatc Prosser said
the steel workers were ready to join with .
ecutive session this afternoon on boycotts.
XkwYork, Dec. 13. 3fessrs. Spaulding.
Thurman, Frazer and Barnie, held a con
ference today, which resulted in a satisfac
tory settlement ot several matters con
nected with the American association.
Syracuse will retire and will enter Mm&
other leajrue. Rochester will do likewise,
and then Chicago and Boston will enter
the American association.
Abilene, Kan.. Dec. 13. Jacob Long,
a prominent farmer of North Dickinson,
went violently insane last night, and at-
tacked his wife and family. The woman's
head was pounded asainst the wall nnd
geriously injured. The man was brought
Immediate, harmless Preston's "Hed
tJSI I urrvT.
morning at 1 o'clock at the tstoren s hou.
oi jrajw. aucr wus "'
"S " ""'ji"1
hcan ueki?:. and waj re-rlerteO ,in is-.
For over twenty years Mr. iliwUnd wa .
the propnetorand editor of the Lanca-
Examiner. In 1S?3 b- sold oat k: intr- j
t in the paper and retired from bcslseas. J
A BONA FIDE
The Eatire Stock of Jeweliy and Fixtoes
OF THE LATE FIRM OF B. ALLEN HALL.
Consisting of Diamonds, Gold and Silver Watches, Plated ware,
Clocks and a general assortment of line jewelry. Commencing
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18TH,
At 2 o'clock p. m. and 7 o'clock p. m., and continuing from day
to day at the same hours until closed out, at Xo. 100 Northeast
corner of Douglas Avenue and Main Street.
Ladies are Specially Invited- to Attend.
D. A. MITCHELL.
SHORT IN HIS ACCOUNTS.
Hiawatha. Kan., Dec. 13. Robert
Sweeney, of Reserve.au Alliance man wb
sold grain for the farmers, to keep local
grain men from robbing them, is short in
his accounts over $1,000. Some of the far
mers wanted him to give bond for $5,(J00 at
the start; but when he could not do so
they let the matter drop.
ATCHISON. Kan.. Dec. 1 There is a re
markable visitation of hog cholera in Cen
ter and Benton townships, this county.
The disease made its appearance ouly a
short, time ago, but it has already carried
off several thousand animals. The disease
is of a more malignant character tuau or
dinarily. NATURAL GAS.
PlTTSBCntG, Pa., Dec. 13. A heavy flow
of nattiral gas was struck this morning
in the well Wing drilled by the Exposition
society in this city. Tho well whs started
as au exhibit last" fall ou the grounds of
the exposition, aud iS in the heart of the
KAXoroLls, Kan., Dec 13 The Royal
Salt company struck salt in their shaft at
Kanopolis. Kan., last night at a depth of
about (HO feet. The vein Is 2W feet thick.
The company is pushing its work rapidly
and expects to mine and ship 200 car low's
of salt per day, beside- the produc t of a
soda ash plant. Buildings are decorated
with flags this morning, and the people
It cures headache only
Ake." -Prostou's "lied
A BIG STRIKE IN PROSPECT'
Los'DON, Dec. 13. Tho Bolton cotton
operatives have voted to go on a .strike
next week, unless their wages are in
creased 5 per cent. The strike will effect
"Tit, Tat, loot"
Tit, tat, toe. three fa o rovr!
Able and Baby nnd ro.lickinp: Ned;
Up with tho sun, full ot fro'Jc and fun,
AVith eve3 giving promise of ruwebief ntaradl
In kitchen or woodshed. In coal bin or street.
The restless young midguts are all tho day
Sometimes into trouble ah, d?ar Ilttlo feet!
Tho whole mother creed Is "forgiving and
And -whatever tho bothers, the litUo ones know
They are mother's best treasures, "three In a
ABIE AND nABT AND ROLLICKING NED.
Tit, tat, too. three in n row I
Able and Raby and rollicking NVvl;
With nightgowns of snow, and cheeks In a glow,
Out of the bathtub and into thu bed:
The quaint Httlo prayer sld with reverent air
'B1(5S Abie end Meddle and dear little brother.
Bless papa and mamma and all that we love,
And plene ma!;o m all verr good to each other"'
Then tho "Slumlv?r man comes." and tit. tat. tea
Into dreamlftr.a thuy wander 'three la a row;"
Judso Drldlcgoaia You told me Just
now that iMmpaon struck Jonc, and now
you swear that Jones itrucJc Simpson.
How la this
WltnesH Your honor, M thare aro two
sides to n question, ! St not fair to allow
iw many to an answer? Puck.
The Autobiography of n, Ho Chaprrono.
Primus What U tha title of Ward Mc
flocundua "SoaJcty as I Have For.sd It."
Primus I hwir tho publishers ohangod
Wtrd's tltlo. Whitt ww th?
cccmiduo Sodety d I Kavo Founded
OMiora avn IJecn In tho Bnmo Hoc.
Alloo (locklaa lonjrlnjjly nt tho prlvt
boxsj) Waro you evtr In a box at to
Uoti Oh, y:. I I'rsBbt two fcdle ber
ono tl.r.e laxt wlntsr sxA found that I bar
oft my tlokta st henat. Lowell Cttiaon
M. CRAwroBH. JUnacer
t7"Street Cat; at tie door ftr eah porferxsA&c
OXE IGHT ONLY, DEC. 15.
The Seasons Jtijr Sensation.
Imposts;; aad Iwprt-ftrtre ProdocUets of the Orrai
lDterouoaal Meter Dramatic
-:THE STOWAWAY :-
Famons Cyr York Cant!
Two Car Ixads of Scenery!
Aina7Jnr Mechanical Effects
St th !? WMte YacM. wti Krl H;U a4 Sails
a4 FaU-Rtsr la eT I'arMar.
Norr l&rWtataJ in At ft. -sk 1lraaT
acji "Kt&" yUHj. ljx.ir.rul U(rs.4 Orak
m!S. win Mow ofn a Wj4-iew taa . 1 Mt
ru oa TaorwUjr. IX lltfc.
A Bare Chance for a First-Class
TTe will sell all, or a parfc
of our stock, and give our
good will and aid the purch
aser on line of credit as
shown by our books. "We
desire to sell, as our object is
to engage in the wholesale
hardware business in Wich
ita at an early date. Call on
us at 110 E' Douglas Ave.,
lClUta. KaDSaS. 01' aUdrePS
US at SaillC piaCG.
rrtp-.. -. VfJn. P. nVro r n
litDLBLE J3RWS. Jv lTXEELKEIJ)
- I IkJje ?
I! Sfi ."7 ft jsi
The Fiuo Line of Ladies and Gents
Cue slippers; Velvet, Plush. Embroid
ered, Goat, Calf, nnd Gcnuino A Ul
tra tor Slippers, and warm lined, goodl
nnd all felt shoes and slippers of all
.Anytltiug in the line of leather foot
wear you may desire or wish for the
lloilidays you will find at Jno.
Jlraitsch's, 120 East Douglas Avqnne,
Largest Stock and oldest established
L houso in Kansas. Quality and prlcea
compared arc tho lowest in tho city.
MILLER & HULL,
Tailors and Drapers.
Make a Specialty of
Fine, Full Dress
BEST WORK IN THE CITY.
IU N MARKET ST.
W. I. W. MILLER, NaT?JphoM nu
Have nothing In common with
lVc ltuow It, but we want YOU to
that wo have a large atoak of
MOUSE TKAPS AT
5c, 10c, 15c and 25c.
RAT TIIAPS AT
25c, 35c, 40c and 40c.
THE IJEST 3IAKES OF
35c to $3 per pair.
15 Styles of Razors.
100 Stylos of I'ookct Knlroe.
40 Stylos and tittm of SoitHorn,
All of best makes at popular price.
A full line of Oak Stoves
FOR SOFT COAL,
At prices that will surprUejon. Also
The West Point
Hard Coal Heater'
The best Hard Coal HUrre raaIe In th
world. ee them befure bnyinjf.
n i My
51S E DOCGLAS
Opn. Carey Hotel, - TT1 CHITA