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Department of Agriculture,
Wichita, Kan.. Dec. 14, isaa. i
Forecast for Wichito aud vicinity
Fair and colder Friday afternoon and Sat
urday. During the past twenty-four hours the
highest temperature was 63, the lowest
35 and the mean 49, with much warmer,
partly cloudy weather, brisk and high
Bouth winds, with a marked fall in
Thus far this month the average tem
perature has been 34.
For the past live years the average
temperature for the month of December
has been 38, and for the 14th day 41.
Fred L. Johnson. Observer.
Washington, Dec 14. The following
is the forecast up to 8 p. m. Friday:
For Kansas Fair, preceded by light
rain in extreme east; slightly cooler in ex
treme southwest; variable winds.
For Missouri Light rain; southerly
BEAVER COUNTY AND STATEHOOD.
I3EAVER, O. T., Dec. 14. Special. In
justice to the people of Beaver county, the
EAGLE is requested to state:
First That there is not now and never
has been any man known in this county as
G. W. Iloskins, who is purported to be
from Beaver county, O. T.
Second That the report so stated is a
malicious lie, and originated in the weak
brain of a fanatic who was sat down on
by the territorial assembly at Guthrie last
winter, and now seeks to throw mud on
this, one of the best and most orderly and
law-abiding counties in this territory.
The facts are that one T. Ormsbee is the
originutor of the set of resolutiods now go
ing the rounds of the newspaper press of
the country, to the effect that the people
of Beaver county oppose statehood ami ask
to be attached to some quasi-hlien juris
diction, which is utterly false, and as base
as the man who was the cauae of such a
publication, as lepresenting the will of the
people of Beaver county. In the fht
place, no conventien was ever held, as is
purported to have been, by that pusillani
mous set of resolutions, and ihe people re
Bent such an insult unanimously. A more
law-loving and law-abiding people never
lived in any state or territory, as is shown
by the fact that the criminal docket is en
tirely clear, except of cases whcieiu the
defendant is in the penitentiary.
WATONGA, O. T., Dec. 13. Special.
James Carr, alias James Foster.of Okeene,
this county, was arrested and tried before
Justice Bardwick at Okeene on .Monday
Tor murder. The crime was committed in
Indiana. Ho was held for requisition fiom
the governor of Indiana.
Thomas O'Toole, county cleik, and
Grant Pettyjohn of D county visited our
town Saturday. While enroute to this
place they camped near an old government
-.camp, some twenty miles west of here.
During the evening a toruedo or shell of
some description exploded beneath their
tamp fire, scatteiing fire and camp kettles
In all directions. A hole two feet in
diameter and eighteen inches deep marked
I he place of their fire. A few bruises and
burned spots on Mr. O'Toolo was the
Ilev. Mr. Brooks of the Oklahoma con
ference is here in the interest of the
Woman's Christian Temperance union.
M. L. Long, a capitalist of Bedford,
Iowa, is stopping at the Hopkins' House.
X. B. Cary of Kingman. Kansas, is a
guest of Superintendent Newman this
The sensation caused by the non-expulsion
of two grown pupils of opposite sex
In the Okeene schools last week has sub
sided. The parties left school.
Guthrie. O. T., Dec 33. Special.
The board of trade held an unusually iu
- - terestiug meeting last night. Dr. Marion,
secretary of the board, read a letter sent
Delegate Flynn to Governor llenfrow,
stating that lie (Mr. Flynn) has secured
permission of the department for Guthrie
to build a museum on the government
acre. From the spirit, with which the
mouey was subscribed at the meoting it fs
evident that, the committee will have lit
tle tiouble in raising the funds. It is pro
posed to erect a good building and place
within it Oklahoma's world's fair pavilion
and its contents, and from time to time
add thereto specimens of the products of
our soil, our brawn and our brain. Among
other subscriptions, Superintendent Mal
loiy pledged the public schools for $50. He
said that he wanted the children to leel
that they have an interest iu building the
historv of Oklahoma.
Kvansville, Iud., Dec. 14. Two distinct
.hocks of earthquake were felt here today
one just before 1- o'clock and the other
just alter 1 o'clock. No damage was done.
Albion, Ills., Dec. 14. A slight earth
quake shock was felt here at 10:10 o'clock
,his morning, followed by a more severe
ihock at 12.04 o'clock p. m. and a still more
severe one at 1:20 o'clock p.m. The dis
turbance was preceded and followed by a
heavy rumbling, that passed as a wave
from the southwest to the northeast.
Buildings of every description tiembled
violently, crockery rattled, and loose arti
cles were shaken from tables. Tbe oldest
citizens say that it was the severest shock
ever felt in this locality.
Mot'NT VERNON, lnd Dec. It. Three
distinct shocks of earthquake were felt
heie this afternoon. They were sufficient
to shako goods off store shelves, but no
ecfious damage was done.
TorEKA. Kan., Dec 14. Chief of Folice
Lindsay was shown a tolegraphic item
which appeared with a Topeka date in the
United Press papers, saying that this city
was overrun with tramp, and that eighteen
to forty were arrested each day.
"The correspondents make me tired,"
said the chief. "1 have been at the head of
the police here since August, and in all
that tnuo wo have not arrested twenty
tramps. We average about six applica
tions a week from this class for lodging,
food and work. Too mauy correspondents,
1 vngrct to say, work solely on a theorv and
manufacture facts to correspand with it."
WANTED FOR MURDER.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Dec. 14. Suuny
Luckey, a mulatto, wanted at Cowetta, I.
T., for the murder of Dickson Scott, a
half breed Indian, in January, lbOO, was
arrested today at the Frankltn coal mines.
To ecape lynching at the hands of Scott's
friend-., Luckey came here from Kansas
with a party of 400 negroes to work in the
Clinton, Mo., Dec H. John Gaff,
wanted lor the murder of liodncy Drake,
at Warsaw, Alo , a few weeks ago, was
arrested today At Detpwater, Mo.
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cures cases of nervous prostration, insomnia,
or inability to sleep, and manv nervous disor
ars duo to derangement of the functions.
THE FEDERATION OF LABOR.
Chicago, Dec. 14. The delegates to the
American Federation of Labor today re-
f fused to take action on a communication
touching upon the question of the tariff.
The matter came up in the form of a com
munication from the plush workers at
Bridgeport, Conn., which declared that
after the passage of the McKinley bill
their wages had been l educed and that
their employers threaten a further reduc
tion in the event of the passage of the
Wilson bill. The communication was
laid on the table. '
Resolutions were adopted, favoring gov
ernment ownership of the telegraphic sys
tem of the country, the election of United
States senators by popnlur vote, and com
It was resalvad to petition congress to
make a law establishing postal savings
banks, in view of the inadequacy, as the
resolution expressed it, of the present na
tional banking system.
THE CHICAGO MARKETS.
Chicago, Dec. 14. With free offerings
of long wheat and small export clearances,
wheat dropped today, May closing cent
lower than yesterday, within J cent of
the lowest price at which it has sold this
season. Corn resisted the depressing in
fluences in the wheat market wonderfully
well, but had to yield in the end cent or
a little more. Oats closed from to
cent lower. Provisions opened firm, but
closed weak and slightly lower.
Pittsburg, Pa , Dec. 14. Angelo Saeppe
was hanged at 10:53 o'clock this morning.
He murdered Frank Helmstetter on July
4, 1892. His brother Joseph was also sen
tenced to death for the same crime, but
his sentence was commuted to life im
prisonment. Ths Saeppe family are shun
ned by the neighbors, and are reported to
Smithport, Pa., Dec 14. Ralph Cross
mire, who murdered his mother, at
Farmers Valley, on Nov. 10, 1892, was
hanged at 10:02 o'clock this morning.
Fourteen minutes later he was pronounced
dead. Ho did not flinch and was cool to
BROCKVILLE, Out., Dec 14. Charles
Luckey was nanjjed here at S o'clock this
morning. lie wnlked smilingly to the
gallows, and protested his innocence to tbe
last. After two trials he had been found
guilty of murdering his father, step
mother and sister, at .Saw Bliss, Oct. 8,
THE COUGHLIN TRIAL.
Chicago, Dec. 14. The piosecution m
the Coughiin case devoted its energies
largely today to unraveling the mystery
surrounding tLe story of the wagon iu
which Dr. Cronin's remains are said to
have been carried from the Carlson cot
tage to the catch-basin.
A rumor i current that McLaughlin,
brother of Airs. Foy, now in Scotland,
may be used by the prosecution to compel
Andrew Foy to tell all he may kuow of
the case. At the former trial Foy claimed
that ho could remember nothing legaid
ing the secret meetings. Jf his brother-in-law
testifies, Foy will be compelled to
talk, it is said, or bo attached for contempt
of court. It was also rumoied that fears
ate entertained that an attempt will be
made to abduct Mrs. Foy, to prevent her
testifying. Policemen, it is said, have
been detailed to guard the Foy house,
Chicago, Dec. 14. Asssissiu Preuder
gast, during tue progress of his trial today,
was nervous, and was plainly ill at ease
when Carter Harrison, Jr., with his wile
and sister came into the court room. Miss
Sophie Harrison was put on the stand,
and told of the murder of her father. A
number of other witnesses weic exam
ined, but nothing new was developed.
St. Louis, Dec. 12. The cases in the
federal district court here against the
Wabash and Lackawanna railroads, in
the form of iudictments against the repre
sentatives of these systems under the in
terstate commerce law, came to a sudden
termination tonight, when Judge Phillips
declared tho indictments defective, in that
they mado use of the uame of the Ameri
can Brake company, a branch of the West
inghouse comp.m, as consignor, while it
should have read Westiughouse comoauy.
An order of acquittal was given to the
jury. Judge Phillips severely criticized
the interstate commerce commission and
its attorneys for caiolessuess in designating
ailroads by names which they have not
egally borne for j'eais.
THE FARMERS' CONVENTION.
SAVANNAH, Ga Dec 14. The farmers'
convention today declared in favor of the
Improvement of waterways and harbors,
and recommended to congress the connec
tion of tho Mississippi river and the creat
lakes by a ship canal, and the improve
ment of the Mississippi and several of the
mot important ports on tho gulf and
In the afternoon officers were elected
and the convention adjourned to meet at
Parkersburg, W. Va.. on Oct. 3, lS'Jl. B.
C. Clayton of Iowa was made president;
II. M. Ryans of Georgia, vice nresideut:
i. .u. &CHIU ol Illinois, secietary,
Henry Haydeu of Iowa, treasurer.
WINCHESTER, Iud., Dec. 14. After de
liberating all night the jury in the Price
Storms murder trial today rendered a
verdict of guilty, and Mrs. Price and
Samuel Storms (white) were sentenced to
life imprisonment. The defendants mur
dered Kent Brown, a colored servant of
Congressman Brown, a few weeks ago.
FRESNO. Cal.. Dec. 14 Cnris Evans, the
train robber and outlaw, h.ls been found
guilty of murder iu the first decree, and
the penalty fixed at imprisonment for life.
THE STOCK MARKET.
New York, Dec. 14. Speculation on the
Stock exchange today was almost feature
less, too railway list being very much
neglected. At the opening the general
market was firmer and a fairly steady
tone prevailed. There were periods of
mild strength and gentle depre-sion,
though the transactions were small. At
the close only three railway stocks showed
a change of 1 per cent or over. Iowa Central
and Wheeling and Lake Erie, preferred,
were 2l4 per cent higher respectively.
Xnw YORK, Dec 14 Rev. Vernon M.
Olyphant, son of President Olyphant of
the Delaware and Hudson Canal company,
was found dead in his room this forenoon.
His pareuU had missed him, and on going
to his room were startled to find him dead,
sittiug upright in a chair. Beside him
lay a rifle. The family had heard no shot.
Olyphant. was a Princeton graduate and
was ordained a Presbyterian clergyman
six years ago. It is said that he was men
tally overbalanced by oeratudy. He nad
THE WESTERN DRUMMERS.
St. Louis, Dec 14. The element of the
Western Commercial Travelers' associa
tion opposing the ticket for officers nomi
nated last week met here today nnd put
up ii new ticket, headed by R. W. Shnp
leigh of St. Louis for president. The elec
tion takes place on December 20.
DERAILED BY CATTLE.
CnETENNE, Wya, Dc 1L At Xew
castle today a Bnrlington and Missouri
River traiu struck a herd of cattle, caus
ing thf smoker and a day coach to jump
the track. The conpliu g-between the two
enrs broke, and the smoker, filled with
passengers, was dragged a considerable
distance before the train was stopped. A
number of passengers were injured, bat
none serious 1 v.
Tfkama, Neb., Dec 14. At a meeting
of the slate grange today resolutions were
adoptctl denouncing Secretary of Agricul
ture Mortou, recommending the propoted.
referendum law, favoring the re-ennct-ment
of the free coinage law of 1S3T, and
renffirming "teadlast devotion to thecans.
of woman suffrage.
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SHOT AND KILLED.
Clinton, Mo., Dec. 14. Walter Crabtree,
bookkeeper for the Bank of Montrose, in
this (Henrv) county, shot John Leach in a
saloon at Deep Water, eight miles south
of here, early this morning. Leach is in a
dying condition. Crabtree made good his
escape. Au old grudge was tha cause of
A CHILD ENJOYS
The pleasaut flavor, gentle action and
soothing effect of Syrup of Figs, when in
need of a laxative, and if the father or
mother be costive or bilious, the most
gratifying results follow its use; so that it
is the best family remedy known and every
family should have a bottle.
IVES BEATS SLOSSON.
TEAV York, Dec. 14. The fourth night's
play in the three-cornered billiard match
was between Ives and Slossou, aud re
Suited: Ives, C00: Slosson, 471!.
THE HIGHEST AWARD.
Eoyal Baking Powder has all tha Honora
la Strength and Value 20 per
cent Above its Nearest Com
petitor. The Boyal Baking Powder nas tne envi
able record of having received the highest
award for articles of its class greatest
strength, purest ingredients, most per
fectly combined wherever exhibited in
competition with others. In the exhibi
tions of former years, at the Centennial, at
Pari", Vienna and at the various Stat9
and Industrial fairs, where it has been ex
hibited, judges have invariably awarded
the Royal Baking Powder the highest
At the recent World's Fair the examina
tions for the baking powder awards were
directed by the chief chemist of the Agri
cultural Department at Washington. The
chief chemist's official report of the tests
of the baking powders, which was made
for the specific purpose of .ascertaining
which was tho bes't, shows the leavening
strength of the lloyal to be 1C0 cubic inches
of carbonic gas per ounce of powder. Of
the cream ot tartar baking powders ex
hibited, the next highest in strength
tested contained but 133 cubic inches of
leaveuing gas. The other powders gave
au average of 111. The Royal, therefore,
was found 20 per cent greater leavening
strength'thnn its nearest competitor, and
44 per ceut above the average of all the
other tests. Its superiority iu other respects,
however, delicacy and wholesomeuess,
could not. be measured by figures.
It is these high qualities, known nnd
appreciated by the women of the country
for so mauy yeais, that have caused the
sales of the Koyal Baking Powder, as
shown by statistics, to exceed the sale of
all other baking powders combiued.
OPPOSED TO TARIFF REDUCTION.
DANBURT, Conn., Dec. 14. Hundreds of
Iocked-out hatters have prepaped a peti
tion, which they will scud to congrees,
praylug that the proposed reduction iu
the duty on felt hats from 55 to 30 per cent
ba not made. They claim that it will place
the hatters of this country at a disadvant
age with foreigners.
Ivy Citt, D. C, Dec. 14. This was tho
opening day of the winter meeting at Ivy
City. Winners: Charley Wilson, Commo
dore Bonghan, Play or Pay, Shelly Tuttlo,
St. John, Addle.
ST. LOUIS. Dec. 11. Madison winners:
Miss Spot, Amaudy Biooks, Progression,
EAST St. Loris, Ills., Dec. 14. Winners:
Velox, My Partner, Envy, Mollie B,
THE ITALIAN CABINET.
ROME, Dee. 14. The new ministry is
practically complete. It will include the
following: Premier; minister of the in
terior aud (ad interim) minister of foreigu
affairs, Slguor Crispi: minister of justice,
Calenda; treasury, Sarocco: linauce,
Sonuino; war, General Micceni; marine,
The weakness and general debility after
the Grip are overcome by Hood's Sarsapa
rilia. JUST THE THING.
the .MlUsippl Hirer with
The willows which grow along1 the
shores of the Mississippi river, says tho
Waverly Magazine, are of no use in the
arts, but when it comes to building
a dam the engineers find nothing that
fills the bill half as well as the humble
willow. It lines the shores and can be
easily reached from the barges whereon
it is transported, and it is M3 soft that
it is easily cut and handled. It is
woven into n great, long, continuous
mat. One end of this ii. anchored to
the shore on one side of the chute that
is to be dammed, and the process of
weaving is thence carried on straight
across the stretch of water on a peculiarly-shaped
boat called a grasshop
per. As fast as tho mat is woven on
the grasshopper it slides into the water
at the lower end of the inclined weav
ing rack, and it is laden with rocks
and carried straight to the bottom, and
this is continued until the opposite
shore is reached. The mat is then cov
ered to the proper depth, twelve to fif
teen inches, with rook, and then an
other mat, made in the rame war, is
woven and laid down on top of the first
and similarly weighted down, and this
work is continued till the dam has
risen as hisrh as it is intended to stand
the finishing, being always a heavy
coating of rock that covers the willow
and all. The willow, always covered
with water and the mud that inevita
bly lodges among the rocks of the darn,
i" kept sealed airtight and of course
does not decay. It binds the rocks to
gether and prevents the dam being
shoved out of place by ice or disturbed
by the pressure of the current at high
water. It is good for no other purpose
save to hold a shore that is washing
away with its roots, and for dam con
struction it is Minorlativftlr' th thine-.
The Kansas state board of railroad com
missioners yesterday continued the Union
Terminal-Missouri Pacific crossing case
The Frankton window, glass factory at
El wood, Ind., was yesterday destroyed by
Are. The loss will be heavy The factory
had lately started'opTvitu 100 hands.
The Austrian uuterbausyesterday.'after
rejecting uveral Young Czech, amend.
raents, adoDted a bill tu sanction the late,
exceptional treatment of the city of
Prague by a vote of 1S5 to 73.
Crzeil by la grippe, Charles M. Swart
wood, at Cleveland, yesterday, fatally shot
himself. He was captain of the big steel
steamer J. H. Wade, and was one of the
best known masters on the lakes.
A dispatch from Rio de Janeiro says
that President Peixoto has declared Ad
miral de Gama a traitor.
Right Rev. Robert Samuel Gregg,
bishop of Cork, has been elected archbishop
of Armagh aud primate of Ireland.
In Ney York City yesterday, Amy Bou
cicault, known oa the stage as Amy
Busby, was eiven au absolute divorce
from her hnsuaud, the actor, Aubrey
Miss Dorothy Klumpke of San Francisco
has just passed an examination at Paris
for the drgree of doctor of mathematics.
She is the first woman who has passed
such an examiuation in France.
The police of Denver yesterday Dicked
up Jennie .Brown, a dwarf, who was wan
dering about the streets of the city. Her
mind seems to be a blank. She snys that
a few days ago a man, whose name she
does notknow, put her on a train at Kan
sas City, where she claims she has a hus
band and child, and that since then she
has known nothing.
Information comes from revolutionary
sources that thiee brothers wealthy, well
connected and influential have organized
a battalion of 400 men at Guerrero, Mex.,
to support the rebels.
Several business houses at Bancroft, la.,
were destroyed by Ore yesterday, causing
a loss of 30.000. The iusurauce ia one
half. The clergymen at Providence, R. I., have
called upon the authorities of the city to
provide the locked-outmill operatives with
fuel to keep them from freezing.
Billy Plimmer and George Dixon will
fight in the near future.
A passenger train on the Pennsylvania
road ran into an engine near Xanticoke,
Pa., on Tuesday. The following weie in
jured: Edith Newton auu Mr. and Mrs.
SamCollinsof the Heushawaud Teubroeck
Theatrical company; Anthony Campbell,
Baggageniaster Austin. Express Messenger
Mrnzichlett atd four otuers. G. M. Loop
will probably die from his injuries. The
switch engine failed to flag the passenger
The Cordova Coal company of Jasper,
AIh., has gone into the hands of a receiver.
The company owus 20.000 acres of valuable
coal and mineral lands.
A break has occurred in the bank of the
canal at Ottawa, Ills., and many cellars of
business houses aud residences are flooded.
Other damage was also done.
A suit has been filed at Toledo, O., to
foieclose a mortgage for $9,000,000 on the
St. Louis and Kansas City road.
Vicar General McCabe of Woonsocket,
R. L, was found dead in bed yesterday
Charles Thorne, the veteran actor, died
at his borne in San Francisco ou Tuesday
evening, aged 80. The deceased was the
father of the late Charles R. Thorne aud
Edwin F. Thorne.
A. G. Stacey, the well known newspaper
correspondent at Topeka, Kan,, has ac
cepted the position of managing editor of
a paper at Salt Lake, Utah.
The trial of two supposed French spies
began at Leipsic yesterday. One of them
denied that he bad acted under the ordeis
of the French government. He had been
instructed by a member of the IVeuch
general r staff, a piofessor in the war acad
emy aud the head of the department of
marine fortifications, to study the (jermau
coast, aud he had done so.
Bishop Cleveland Coxe of Buffalo, X. Y.,
has writteu another open letter to Mou
siguor Sttolli. The bishop says that the
Society of Jesus is not a church order, but
a conspiracy. He charges Satolli with opou
affiliation with "the detestable element iu
the citizenship of Buffalo which is headed
by Lieutenant Governor Sheehau.
The statement of the Bank of England,
issued yesterday, shows that the propor
tion ot reserve to liability, which last
week was 54 1 per cent, is. uow 52.93 per
Mr. Gladstone has summoned a meeting
of the cabinet for today to consider the
necessities of the navy.
The papers in the McKane cape arrived
at the court house in Brooklyn yesterday
morning. Tho accused, John Y. McKnne,
justice of tho peace, Richard V. B. New
ton, Hailan Crandall, James Cropsey and
Nicholas Johnson, are found guilty of
contempt of court and lined 250 eich'and
sentenced to thirty days each in the Kings
Mental exhaustion and brain fatiguo
Promptly cured by liiomo-Selizer.
Tortoise and Kalti.
The tortoise is not an animal ono
would naturally fix upon as likely to
be afraid of rain, but it is singularly
so. Twenty-four hours or more before
rain falls tho Gallapagos tortoise makes
for some convenient shelter. On a
bright clear morning when not a cloud
is to be seen the denizens of a tortois-i
farm on the Afiican coast may bo seen
sometimes heading for the nearest
overhanging rocks; when that happens
the proprietor knows that rain will
come down during the day, and as a
rule it comes down in torrents. The
sujn never fails. This prc-sensation,
to coin a word, which exists in many
birds and beasts may be explained
partly from tho increasing weight of
tho atmosphere when rain is forming,
partly by habits of living and partly
from the need of moisture which is
shared by all. The American cat bird
gives warning of an approaching thun
derstorm hy sitting on the low branches
of the dogwood tree (whether this
union of the feline with the canine is
invariable the deponent sayeth not)
and uttering curious notes. Other
birds, including the familiar robin, it
is said, give similar evidence of an im
pending change in the weather.
What Gocn to Mak I'aper.
Paper can be made out of almost
anj-thing that can he pounded to pulp.
Over fiftv kinds of bark are employed,
while old sacking or bagging makes a
good article. Paper Is made out of
banana skins, from bean stalks, pea
vines, cocoa nut iiber, clover and timo
thy hay, straw, freih-water weeds, sea
weeds and more than one hundred dif
ferent kinds of grass. Paper has been
made from hair, iur and wool, from as
bestos, which furnishes an article in
destructible by fire; from hop plants,
from hrsks of any and every kind of
grain. Leaves make a rood, strong
paper, while the husks and stems o!
Indian com have also been tried, and
almost every kind of moss can bg zza4
into paper. There are patents for
makinjr paper from sawdust and shav
ings, from thistles and thistie-dowit,
from tobacco stalks and tan bsrfc. It
is ssid that there are over two thou
sand patents in this country covering'
the manufacture of paper. No matter
what the substance, h process is sub-
stantialiy the same: the material is
gToand to a palp, then spread thialy
over a frame and siloweI to dry, the
subsequent treatment depending' on
MARVELOUS COLLECTION OF SOU
VENIRS OF THE GREAT LINCOLN-
An intereitlSg Structure In Wasbtagtoa.
Tbe KcIIc Which Standi UT the Back
Boom A Rail Split by the Great Eman
cipator Picture In the Collection
WASHECGTOK, Dec 11. There is no more
Interesting structure in this city of historic
houses and buildings than the old brick
dwelling house which stands on Tenth
street, opposite Ford's theater. Ic is the
building in which Abraham Lincoln died.
The fact that it was the scene of such a
superlative tragedy was alone sufficient to
cause the house to be marked as one of the
famous buildincs of the Canital Citv. and to
lead to the erection upon its dingy facade
or a maroie taoiet announcing in simple
language the cause of its celebrity. As tho
scene, of Lincoln's death it has been visited
by thousaeds upon thousands of people,
and has long been regarded as one of the
regulation show places ot the city. .But
now it is infinitely more interesting than it
ever was before. In the old house is now
installed a most admirable collection of
Some months ago a memorial association
was formed here, with Chief Justice Fuller
as president aud a number of prominent
men in its membership. The object of the
society was to preserve and properly mark
the historic houses of tho capital. The first
house to which the association gave atten
tion was this one about which clincrs so
manv tracic memories. Shortlv the societv
made arrangements with Mr. Oldrovd of
Springfield, Ills., for transfer to this house'
from the Lincoln homestead at the Illinois
capital of the collection of Lincoln souve
nirs which Mr. Oldroyd had been years in
gathering. At first the members of the so
ciety were somewhat dubious about tho
propriety of converting the old homo into
a museum, but when they saw the marvel
ous collection and noted the reverent hand
with which the work had been done they
were enthusiastic over their good fortune
and confident, as well they might llae
been, that they had added to tho national
capital one of its strongest attractions to
those citizens who love their country and
its great men of the past.
A Worthy Memorial.
In 1S60 Mr. Oldroyd was a news agent at
Mount Vernon, O. Though only a lad, ho
became an enthusiastic admirer of Old Abe.
Ho was captain of a company of wide
awakes, and now shows in his great collec
tion the little faded badge which he wore
on that occasion aud which formed the nu
cleus around which all thisarray of Lincoln
souvenirs has been gathered. For many
years he continued his-work of collecting
relics of Liucoln, and tho treasure grew
with amazing rapidity in hands so enthusi
astic aud skillful. Ten years ago Mr. Old
royd made arrangements for occupying the
Lincoln homestead at Springfield and in
stalled there his collection, adding to it
many valuable relics owned by the state of
Illinois. His aim was to convert the home
stead into a mecca such as the Mount Ver
non mansion is at the former homo of
Robert Lincoln co-operated by presenting
tho house to the state of Illinois, but polit
ical or other consideration Intervened to
prevent the Illinois legislature making a
suitable arrangement with Mr. Oldroyd for j
preservation at his relics, and that gentle
man decided to come herewith his priceless
collection. Now congress is to be asked to
purchase the collection and tho house in
which Lincoln died, and to preserve both
as a memorial of that great national char
acter. The sum of money required is n
small one, and Chief Justice Fuller, Li
brarian Spofford and others who are inter
ested believe the appropriation will be mado
by the present congress.
A prominent man who spent Feveral
hours in this old house a few days ago.
mado the remark that fittura generations
of Americans would know more of the
character and career of Lincoln than tho
present, and that this collection, with such
additions as it might receive from time to
time, would be among the most valuable
educators as to the life of that great man.
There is so much here of interest that one
scarcely knows where first to look, and
after hours have been passed iu an inspec
tion of this Souvenir or that it is'only with
great reluctance that one tears himself
The Death Scno.
Most interesting of all pern.":
room in which Mr. Lincoln died.
mture of the room at that time.
upon which Mr. Lincoln died and
pointments are not here, b-lon
other collf ction, but in the spot v
oea occupied now stanastne cnair in wmen ,
Mr. Lincoln was sitting wnen he was shot. ?
Tne red damask upholvteririg bears to this f
day the stains of h s blood. piece was ,
5 I' i!
fir wit ffer J
f?4 SiTWrf1' Ivy
.uu irum lue upunrius iHsvnii'iirtadloil, crrM fsto tie Repub
submitted to chemical ttsts for Itarnm
whether or not the stains were thom of hu
man blood, and thrre is a certificate of the
cbemijjt of the Smithsonian intitutioa to
that effect. This chair was In the private
box of Vord'a theater, across tbeAtrcet,and
was used by Mr. Lincoln oa the night of
In tnt room, which is a ion;?, lovr, dingy
apartment, with only one window awl
slanting ceihng hang a gn&toollertkiaof
pictares of the deathbed scene. Tin col
, - . .
lecMon is interesting cot csly as a chronicle
of event.-, bnt as instancing the fact thai
even 30 years ago artists cre given to tai-
iag broad liefnte, as thcry ara at yi prt
t j day. Of si! the pictrof the death ene.
or allecwl pictures, only one, it is said, w
made after f ketches taken on the spot. Tfcy
one, made by the special arUst of a Nw
York illustrated journal, was drawn from
sketches made in tbe mia but oaeday
after the removal of ilr. Liocolii'e rernaias
and while the furniture tod pterin- n
lained iatact. It bangs upon tie wall
stc tb bsed of the bsd was. Tbeotacra ,
are wholly or partly f awjfui. But a fsw cf
ihcrn sfiows room at all rabiic5 the
poor apartmesit is w.,ch tbe ersaaapator
breathed his IajI, aso. ic zzoit of tba
rrprifnt a raaiptooss aparizsent wrb
rich farritura asd hxngns? & acl
having evidently assumed taas. ii wa
probihfc a prsidtnt should hav died anud
any other sort of yarrotuidiacs.
Art Thirty Tear Ajo.
One of these picijs r aHooset cfi:ni
In i; the artitt hxs prtcdstl that he
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npoa ij. ia his death, throe, and rroasi
laz him are th pb ytidas sod tfc ausssberf
r facts turseJ t
of hisUmfJj. Ifezaensb-Tjas his
n?";wrj r f.lK n jrtf l
I draws zXi his fLrores with their
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toward the instrument ll cut.thepaya!
cian, who alone of ell the company is. pay
ing attention to the patient. The others ars,
more interested in having their pictur
"took" by "our special artist" than thej
are-in the fate of a m'er-of a ration. This
would bs comical if it were not a travest j
upon so great a traced v. One feature a!on
IDfvtheso called photograph would stamp i;
"asaa Ininostare, If any pnJotof It fraudu
lent character were needed. Ia the so callcc
photograph Mrs. Lincoln is represented a
standing at the bedside of her husband
while the facts are she was not present- at
the death scene at alL She was by hb side
a few moments after his removal from tht
theater to the house, bat ber jgrief was sc
great as to eedsner her own life, and shf
was led away toti executive mansion an
did net see Mr. .Lincoln again till after hit
In this room are many ether interesting
relics of Lincoln. In a case r.far whr
stood the head of the deathfcHl are all th
biographies, of Lincoln ever written. Then
are in all US volumes, and they are la m.j
of the languages of earth. There ih hen
also a collection of the3ramas written c:.
the assassination of Lincoln, many of which
were brought out in this and other coun
tries during tue j ear foTow ing that event
In the collection is a littiebook called 'Lin
coin Stories," in paper covers, which niany
older readers wdl remember ha ing seen in
circulation years ago. There is a collection
of all tno magazines which had articles on
the death of Lincoln in them, and another
group of newspaper headings, with their
column rules turned and other marks of
mourning. A little book which has a his
tory of its own is Weem's "Life of Wash
ington," the very volume which Lincoln
borrowed from a friend while yet a lad aud
of which he was very fond. It having be
come water soaked by some accident, young
Lincoln had to ork three days to pay for
the book, its owner declining to.rucelve it
buck in its damaged state.
A Unique Collection.
TJniquo is a collection of 250 sermons
preached in this and other countries, on tho
death of Lincoln. A bookcase standing
near conf aius a thousand volumes relating
to slavery, Lincoln and the war. There
ara hundreds of Lincoln bronze medals,
Lincoln medals in nil the metals and ma
terials known to the art of medal making.
The most valuable of these is a gold medal
which vras present td to Mrs. Lincoln
after the death of her husband, by 40,000
Frenchmen. The medal wils made iu France,
but Napoleon III refused to permit copies
to be made therefrom. Four copjts wera
made in Switzerland, how er, and one of
these Mr. Oldroyd bought for lib collec
tion. -Large sums of monev have been of-
! ted for it. but it cannot be bought.
Li the same om is the stuffed eagle
which adornoi the catafalque w Inch bore
Mr. Lincoln's remains to the tomb at his
old home in Springfield. Here also, re
posing under a glass case, is the silk hat
which Mr. Lincoln wore to the theater the
night of the assassination. It is a vener
able relic indeed. An old, awkward, bat
tered hat it is. Two inches taller at least
than the silk hat of the present day, it has
longer fur, and at it3 corners shows tho
material of which the frame h composed.
The brim is broad and flaring, like hat of
a Quaker hat.
Visitors will be interested iu tho set of
furniture which Mr. Lincoln bought when
ho went to housekeeping. There aro a di
van, a rocking chair1 and several smaller
chairs, all ot mahogany and horsehair up
holstering. In the deathroom has Leeii
placed the stove on which Mr. and Mr.
Lincoln's last meal in the old house at
Springfield was cooked before they started
A Cradle and a Ball.
One doeh not need to draw upon hi"? stock
of sentiment to be touched by a relic which
htands in the back room It in the Lincoln
family cradle, the same in which Mn. Lin
coln rocked two of her children, Willie nnd
Tad. There are pieces of tho ropw which
hung the c jaspirator against the life of
Lincoln, piece, of the curtaiu which htiug
in the theater box that fatal night, and in
which Booth's foot caught as he jumped to
tho stage, photographs of Lincoln's visit
to McClellairs headquarters at Antietani,
a series of cartoons concerning the great de
bate between Lincoln and Douglas, h mask
of Lincoln's faoe and hands taken the morn
ing after he was informed of his nomina
tion to the presidency, a number of inuts
of Lincoln, a picture of the future president
taktu when he was a young man, just be
ginning bi- career as a lawyer, a hurvey of
12 acres of land made by him in 1S46, and,
most interesting of all to many visitors,
one of the rails split by the hands of "Ab
the rail splitter," down in the southern I
part of Illinois.
As to the authenticity of thK last named
relic there does not vein to be any doubt.
It is certified to by John Hanks, by Govcrn-
tr OgWbyand otb-r old frimd nf Lincoln
bo wcnj Wth the TOamULnc
nQfJcT whK.h ,. ww procUTf TilM, Tpry
rajl wbicfa now j , tlw hfmt wirre
lican steie convention t Duar. HI, in
lTJ, on the shoulder of so eaibeiaUc j
delegation from Lincoln's eld botsc. Th
convention was elcetriQfd. It plfi itj
throat for the rail sphttrr aad wot a soijd
delxgaton to the national oavi$Uion ia
fttrncUd to voVs fkt. la.it and all tbe Uaae
for tho nosuaatiun of Lincoln to the pcesi-
Who kuowsjthat this piece of osk. tll '
up with rlbo sod bung aro the arch
way in thl od faafHosMMj. hVnc bowre.
rikl . cfeaoge ifce hitUxy of th human j
; Tm Itrsry of TTor.
The Caller I'pon tnj word, jon
have "been crying. Whet is tha nutter,
The Dear Girl Why, I had a real
I nice miserable pell. and I just stti"d
iown to soak jay wral in sorrow, a ad I
enjoyd it so that I cor&Itt t jet half j
niixrrabte a I wanfd to; thai
cats the matter boo hooS- "
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RUBBER IN SOUTH AMERICA.
Tut Wealth f the Valley th JUMM
Courtenay de Kalb, the South Aaect
cm;tTyrele& .Itelka erijcjpj
valley of tha Aawsos follows:
"Frona tne.Tery day 'ia 15 W, w he
Pinzon, who hailpllowred CcJ,umbajA
his first daring leap Into the uiknowU
west, entered the Amazon a glamor of
romance Twgan to gather about the
mighty fortst-CBvered Talley of thai
river, la-1540 rnweesco de Orellana
came across the Andes and sailed dowa
"the Amazon to the sea, "bringing won
drous tales o the land cf silver and
gold and the kingdoms of warrior
women. "Padre Cristoval do Acuna,
after hLs journey across hbsaln of tho
river, boldly affirmed, in iS, that
there was situated the famous El Do
rado, thaV there abode the Auiaaons in
the richest splendor that the world had
known, that tho xif or TocaaUas-' wan
aflame wth golden natttU and. precious
stones arr that th.ej?lory of the Altec
and the Incas was as nothing compared
with tha land of tho Omagua. Tbj
ideas, which wo now jmile at, power
fully inflamed the minds or thdso dis
"Such were tho iacenttvea that ar
ried the firaCwhifa men into the Atria.
zon valley. The, hopes of th fathers
became the food of tho sons. This un
reasoning expectancy, this unreal ex
istence, was tho inheritance each
generation left to the, nest.
The peopla of the Amazon &!otv.
ly becanie disillusioned, but tho
spirit of iudoleuce, the life ol
penury couched In tha luxury o
gilded dreams is still thir birthright
from the pait. ow forces are working
also, and the AmazoniaRn have found
th-nrEl Dorado at Jast, surroundiog
and overhanging their very homes in
that wonderful gum from their forests
of rubber tres, whojse iiwtn in the artj
of civilization germ to have no end.
The steam whistle. idartW the wild r
ne.ss. the hum of saw inilljS. rises front
the river batiks, cities arc growing n
mairy parU, new facr crowd among
the old, and the jingle oC gold sounds
in unaccustomed ear.
"The valley of tho Aninvon fs a tcrr.
incognito to the great bulk of our jxy
pie, in spite of its u underfill commer
cial advantages. Yet there have been
mauy works writteu by studious amf
careful tri velcrs which give the ampler.!
information about life and scencrv ic
the remarkable valley. Among tho.M
travelers may be mentioned A. IC Wal
lace, Prof. -Agassi, H. W. Hat?, Keller,
Orton, Crerauxand chhilly Lieut. Horn
don, who was sent under orden by
the state department of tha Uttifd.
States, and who submitted a report
which stands to-dsr us. uu acknowl
edged classic on thu Resources of the
"The principal city and port of thj
Amazon is Para, situated eighty miles
from the sea on thu estuary of the To
cautlus. It is a city of between S0.OC0
and 00,000 inhabitants, and h one of
the most beautiful cities of the western
hemisphere. The clitnat Is one of the
most charming In the world for cqualt
ty of tcuipcrnturp, and the couV.an
sea breeze and dairy thunder shower
keep the air sweet aud pure. It wh
always regnided as an exceptionally
healthy city until lhfP, when yrllovv
fever was imported there. Tills dwarf
disease is uow epidemic in 1'ara, nnd
keeps away thousands of tourist -who
wonld otherwise visit there.
"The exports of rubber from Pan
exceed 20,000.000 per ,anntmi, and ex
ports of Uruzll nuts and derr skins
bring this up to $35,000,000 "On hnn
of stoaiuship-i from New York s.uN
monthly to I'ura, and thence 1,000 mllra
up tho Amazon to the city of Manao.
The Amazon Steam Navigation Co. hC
Para has a fleet of forty-eight nteamcrt
which run up the Amazon and rrcry
one of tho river's navigable tributaries.
This company pays dividends of nearly
1500,000 pr annum, and Is Increasing
"The valley of tbe Amazon Js not
generally regarded an being suitable!
for colonization bv people from temper
ate climaie. This may be true and U
may not Thre nrr, of course, dan
gcrs from, the climato ttor foreigners
iu tho beginning, but with proper
precautions risk to Ufa maybe ovoided.
There may be danger for a iiew comer
to work enorgeticaliy, exposed to tho
sun and tbe rains, but through tho di
rection of native labor there Is achanco
for foreigners settling thcro to estab
lish highly remunerative plantations of
"At present there arc no cult'va' i
rubber orchards in IlrazSL bnt the ce.v
ttruotion of tlw wild supply ly th
rubber gathorersand th rapid Increase
in the dumand for rubber are making
imperative the necessity of establishing
large plantations of thes9 trees. A rub
ber tree requires twelve yearn to
ncrer b Je than fifty-Src cent
poa mL Two bundml treen can 1
pLacfd on an acre of lacd without nn
dae crowding, and when onv in bar
inir tbejr will continue to yield for pe
riodft of frora feBveatyrive U one hun-
"Tha trees require to be planted Jn
alluvial bottom land, sabj! to en
anal Inundation. iZtjqrmme ar-a of
. J bottom Isnds, sonwwbat similar
' in aharscU-r to the Yazoo and T
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9y -o iuraon. arw caa h oi
tfnd from lh sornrtusta I at nom
inal musi lor juriaal oeeajibney. N. Y,
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