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Western Kansas world. (WaKeeney, Kan.) 1885-current, December 12, 1885, Image 3

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W. S. HARRISON, Proprietor.
Bologna Sausage & Pressed Corn
Beef a Specialty.
Tho Trade Supplied. Best Prices Paid for Cattle and Hogs
Buekeye Reaper and Mower,
Keystone Corn Planters, Horse Eake3, Wear & Deere's
Plows and Cultivators, Springfield Superior Grain Drill.
Shdf Ufj i y m? ins, Steel ii Slass.
Franklin Street, - - WA-KEENEY, KANSAS.
Will in the- Future as in tho Past, keep a full supply of
Also, Qaeerare. Horn, Fcefl, Stoneware, Confectioneries, cigars ai Tobacco.
A liberal Share of the Public Patronage is Solicited.
hptt:r,:e :d:ettg-s,
Medicines and Chemicals..
Including a full line of Chamberlain's Celebrated Medicines, the
best and most reliable in use, Perfumery, Hair Oils, Toilet
and Fancy Goods, Hair Brushes, Tooth, Cloth and Nail
Brushes, Dressing Combs, Fine Combs, Toilet Soaps,
Tooth Soaps and Powders, Face Powders.
"Strictly Pure White Leai, Colore Dry and In OH, Mineral Paints, Putty, Sand Paper
Dryers, Varnishes, Paint Brushes and Painters' Supplies, Linseed Oil, Car
bon Oil, Castor Oil, Lubricating Oil9, Axle Grease, Turpentine f Etc
Sugars, Green and Roasted Coffee.
It will pay you to 411 and examine our stock of Teas.
are of splendid quality and low price.
Syrups, Molasses asd Vinegar, Spices, Flour, Corn Meal and
Crackers, Salt fish, Dried Fruits, Canned Goods,
Laundry and Toilet Soaps, Concentrated Lye,
Matches, Liquid
Trade with us and yon
vary Dollar you Invest
, get Fresh,
and Box Blueing.
Reliable1 Goods and 100 Cents Worth San
Wa-Kte&er, Tumi
2pectfoll7 loll.
A well-dressed man, about 35 years of age,
attracted the attention of the officers at the
white house last Saturday, by his efforts to
gain admission to tie building by the rear
entrance. He was informed that no yisi
to.a were allowed in on Saturday, and that
he should go to the front door when he
came again, but he persisted in his de
mands to be admitted, declaring that he
must see the president. His actions and
violent language Boon identified him as a
crank of the dangerous sort, and he was
taken into custody ut once. When brought
to the station-house he gave the name of
aamuel v enable, and very reluctantly told
that he was from the neighboring county
in Maryland. His refusals to explain his
reasons for wonting to see the president
cawsed the police authorities to lock him
upaatil his friends could be communicated
with. Since the death of Tica President
Hendricks the officials and guardians about
the white house have redoubled their vigi
lance, as the situation is one to attract
cranks in that direction. No one 01 un
natural demeanor or appearance is allowed
to pass without question, any exhibition
of eccentricity on the part of the visi
tor is followed by expulsion. Long experi
ence in dealing with cranks has made the
white house doorkeepers expert in detecting
signs of insanity, and no risks are taken in
permitting suspicious people to enter.
A case of the greatest malpractice and
almost incredible ignorance is reported at
Milwaukee, wis. A few days ago Her
man Albany, 5 years of age, upset a kettle
of boiling water and was severely scalded.
Anton Wahl, an old fellow, who for
the last 10 years has "practiced" medicine
was called and covered the wounds of the
littles offerer with a thick layer of snail
shells, ground down to powder. This he
told the parents not to remove, and three
days after the boy died. "When the thick
crust from ovor the wcunds was being
removed, myriads of maggots were found
that had eaten their way.down to the bones.
The old crank explained that he considered
the mites necessasy expedient for reroming
all poisonous matter from the system. If
that we? done that he would cause the
the maggots to disappaar by addressing him
self to Christ, whom he claimed to know
personally. He admitted having several pa
tients in a state where they are slowly be
ing eaten up by maggots. The attention
of the health commissioner has been called
to the mrtter.
The war department has recently received
such reports from its officials in Utah re
garding the very unsettled condition of the
affairs in that territory, growing out of the
enforcement of the laws against polygamy,
as to cause some uneasiness, but no alarm.
The recent shooting tf a Mormon by a
United States marshal created a great deal
of excitement among the Mormons, and
some apprehension was felt at Salt Lake
tnat there would be an uprising among
them, A battery of the artilleiy was re
cently ordered from Omaha to Fort Bong
las, which is situated a few miles from Salt
Lake City. This movement, however was
not particularly on account of any fear of a
Mormon rebellion, but had been in con
templation for some time. The fores now
at Fort DouglsB consists of a full regiment
of infantry and a battery of artillery and is
under the command of General McCook.
In the department of the Platte, consisting
of about 3,000 men, could be concentrated
at trouble, at Fort Douglas in a very few
honrs. No serious trouble, however, is
apprehended by army officials.
The prohibition conference of partisans
of that faith in Michigan and adjoining
states opened in Detroit, with about zlj
men and women in attendance. The fore
noon was devoted to a prayer service, the
Rev. 0. T. Allen leading. The morning
was devoted entirely to a prayer and song
service, except that the venerable flr.
Clark mode a few remarks upon the
growth of the temperance cause, imparting
a good deal of the enthusiasm which he
manifested, to the small but earnest audi
ence in attendance. In the afternoon Mrs.
Mary T. Lathrop, of Jackson, and Lemuel
Ohlte, of Iowa, were the principal speak
er!. In the evening the convention ttbjs
addressed by the Rev. John Russell and
the Rev. A. B. Leonard.
The extensive factory of Barnum's iron
and wire works, in Detroit, Michigan, were
totally desti oyed by fire. The Iobs was over
$100,000. The building was valued at $112,
000, Btock $1 15,000, machinery $50,000. The
loss on the works is between $115,000 and
$200,000, and the dwellings were valued at
$80,000. Three dwelling houses adjoining
were also completely destroyed. The fire
started on tie second floor. The cause is
not known.) Tiro hundred men are thrown
out of employment.
Engineers commissioned by the Canadian
Pacific railway to remeasure their contract
section to the north of Lake Superior, have
completed their labors, the result being
that the company has overpaid the con
tractors $1,000,000. Demands have been
made to reimbuse this money, which in
the case of the smaller sections have been
complied with, bat the three larger con
tractors refuse, and Baits to recover the
amounts have been entered at Montreal and
at Toronto.
A very large congregation was attracted
to the First Methodist church in Chicago to
witness a test of divine healing by anoint
ing with oil. Nearly one hundred persons
subjected themselves to the process, and
twice that number arose to testify that by
faith and prayer they had been cored of
various ailments.
"William O. Glenn, a lad of 16 yean, who
assisted his father in the poatoffice at
Rochelle, Illinois, and was induced to per
petrate frauds and open registered letters,
has been sentenced to imprisonment for
fifteen months in the house of correction
at Chicago.
Mary Allen, the mysterious shoplifter of
Milwaukee, has been sentenced to eight
months in the house of correction. Noth
ing can be learned as to her identity. She
refused to permit her picture to be taken
for the rogues' gallery.
A dispatch from Abilene, Tex., makes a
meagre mention of the wreck of the west
bound train on the Texas Pacific railroad,
nine miles east of Gordon. Two of the
passengers were killed and twenty-eight
others are reported badly iDjared,
Henry J. Terry, for some yean professor
flaw in the University of Japan, has been
called to the chair of international law at
Yale college, vacated last spring by Ed. J.
Phelps, minister to Great Britain.
KL.. i i !! t miml mwA 4-I.a fai tiMll
minister ham sit" rid sn friwrinnt extend-
ing for eighteen months the time allowed
for establishing a bonndary line between
the United States and Mexico, west of the
Rio Grande.
By the fall of a derrick in an iron-worka
at Wheeling, one man was killed and three
others were seriously injured. Another
man was killed by the parting of a cable in
a blast-furnace.
The striking glass-workers of Pittsburgh,
after a year of idleness, have compromised
on a reduction of 10 per cent, in wages.
Work in three factories is to commence im
mediately. Citizens of Charlotte, Michigan, made up
a purse for an aged and penniless man
named William Conrad, who was refused
admittance to his son's farm-house, near
that place.
Gov. Mnrmaduke declines to call out the
military in Missouri.to suppress the miners
at Bevier, on the ground that the civil au
thorities have the power to enforce the
Illinois farmers report that cholera has
taken nearly all the hogs in Bourbon,
Douglas county, and in the township of
South Witteuden, Champaign comaty.
The Bntish ship Albula wan wrecked on
tho Pacific and ten of the crew lost. Tho
remainder of tho craw have arrived at San
John G. Carlisle, of Kentucky, was nom
inated for speaker of the national house of
representatives by the democratic members
in caucus.
Sixty lake vessels were totally destroyed
during the past season, entailing a loss of
seventy-four lives and $1,016,200.
The public debt increased during Novem
ber by the amount of $4,407,198. The total
sum is now $1,845,927,956.45.
A vein of brine containing 60 per cent of
salt was struck at St. Ignace, Michigan, at
a depth of 520 feet.
Montreal reports the small-pox epidrmic
as ended, the deaths in one day having
dwindled down to three.
Six persons were badly injured by two
trains crashing into each other on the
Brooklyn bridge railroad.
Prof. Barnard of Vanderbilt university,
Nashville, Tenn., has discovered a comet
in the constellation Taurus.
A new route is being surveyed for the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad from Akron,
O., to Chicago.
Goy. Marmaduke pardoned Michael Rus
sell, Eent up in 1884 from Jackson county
tor burglary.
James W. Porch of St. Joseph, Mo., has
been appointed consul-general to Mexico.
Six men were drowned off a flatboat just
below Metropolis, 111., on the Ohio river.
Wm. Rohlfing and his son were killed
by a runaway team near Kenosha, Wis,
The republicans nominated Thomas B.
Reed of Maine for the speakership.
There is a row among Indiana physi
cians about the license law.
2 Northern Pacific earnings for Novambar
were in gross $1,257,062.
Mr. Hendricks paid taxes on an appraise
ment of $65,000.
Promptly at noon on Monday, December
7th, Gen. Anson u. Mcuoot, secretary,
called the senate to order. The walls of
the senate were draped in deep black out
of respect to the late vice president. After
prayer Senator Edmunds offered a resolu
tion declaring John Sherman, president pro
tern of the senate. Mr. Voorhees moved a
an amendment that the name of Sherman be
stricken out and .the of Isham Harris in
The amendment was lost by a vote of
29 yeas to 37 nays. Mr. Sherman was then
declared elected president pro tern, and tak
ing the chair he, in a few choice words,
thanked his friends for the honor they had
conferred on him. The credentials of Mr.
.uugcuA a o BguniuA iiuui AaAUWXi9 aua ijiau
as a senator from New Hampshire, were
presented and Air. iiiair was sworn in.
Senator tEdmunds and Harris wereappoint
ed a committee in conjunction with the
house commute to wait on the president
and inform him that a quorum of each
house had assembled and were prepared to
hear any communication he might wish to
make them.
Voorhees then offered the following reso
lution, prefacing it with the remark that in
doing bo he was performing the saddest
duty of his public life:
Resolved, That the senate has received
with profound sorrow the intelligence of
the death of Thos. A. Hendricks, .ate vice
president of the United StateB, and for a
number of years a distinguished member of
this body.
Kesolved, That the business of the senate
be suspended in order that the eminent
public services and representative virtue of
the deceased may be appropriately com
memorated. Resolved, That the secretary of the sen
ate be directed to communicate these reso
lutions to the house of representatives. Mr.
Voorhees asked that the resolutions be per
mitted to lie on the table, subject' to be
sailed up at a future day, of which the sen
ate should have due and' timely notice.
The resolutions were accordingly laid on
the table. Mr. Harrison then moved an
immediate adjournment of the senate, out
of respect tor the late vice president.
The motion was agreed to.
In the senate on December 8th, among
the bills introduced wai one by Mr.
Ingalls, making an appropriation for the
purchase of two sites and the erection of
two military posts on the southwestern
frontier of Kansas. Oae by Mr. Plumb, to
prevent the acquisition cf real property by
aliens. One by Mr. vest, to establish a
United States circuit court in the Indian
territory: also, to provide for the erection of
public buildings by contract with the low
est oioaer aiso, lor two onagea acrooB ine
Mississippi at ut. .bonis, one across tne mim
louri between its month and the moath of
the Dakota; alao for the enlargement of
the Kansas City custom house. Mr. Plumb
introduced,, by request, a joint resolution
proposing an amendment to the United
States constitution in relation tc the manu
facture and sale of intoxicating liqucrs.
Without farther basiness the senate ad
On Monday December T,atpreoiae3ynoon,
J. B. Clark, clerk, called the house to or
der, and the session of the forty-ninth con
gress began. After the roll sail, nomina
tions for speaker being in order. Mr. Tucker
of -Virginia, presented thaw of John
Gibbin Carlisle. Mr. Canon of Illinois,
nominated Thos. Reed of Maine. A ballot
being taken the result was, Carlisle 177,
Reed 133, and Carlisle was declared elected.
In a short address be gave expression of his
thanks for the distinguished honor he had
received. The oath was administered to the
new speaker by Mr. Kelley of Pennsyl
vania. The various members of the house
were then sworn in. Officers of the house
were next elected, these chosen by the
democratic caucus being elected in toto.
Mr. Holman, of Indiana rose and said: Mr.
Speaker Their eloncholy duty hasdevolved
upon me of annoucing to ths house that
Thomas A. Hendricks, vice president of
the United States, at Iiis home in the city
of Indianapolis, Ind., on the 25th day of
last month departed this life. The death' of
this eminent citizen after a long period of
public servicp, holding the second office
in the g-'f; of the people, with a reputation
in public and private life of unsullied good
ness, has occasioned a wide spread expres
sion of griif throughout the republic Un
doubtedly congress will ut an early mo
ment, acting through both of its houses,
provided an ccaasion for a propsr expres
sion the life, character and public services
of the deceased. Out c f respect to his mem
ory, I move that the house do now ad
journ. The motion was agreed to unan
mously, and the house adjourned 2
rhe Governor by Proclamation Convenes
the Legislature in Extra Session.
Governor John A. Martin has promulgat
ed a proclamation calling for a special
Bession of the Kansas Legislature to con
vene January 39th. He enumerates his
reasons for this action as follows :
First : Because of the fact that the Con
stitution requires a legislative appointment
of the State every five years, and the last
legislature failed to make such an appoint
ment. Second: Because of the failure of the
State Legislature to pass the bill appropriat
ing money for the current expenses of the
State Reform School.
Third : Because certain recently organ
ized wes ern counties are not included in
anv judicial district in the State.
Fouth: Because of a failure of the last
Legislature to make any appropriation for
the expenses ol the deaf and dumb asylum
for the fiscal year ending June 30th. 1887.
Fifth : Because of the failure of the last
Legislature to make any appropriation to
sustain the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Particulars Appertaining; to His Sudda
Taking OCT. He Dies of Paralysis.
New York, December 8. Wm, H. Van
derbilt died in this city to-day
of paralysis. Life had scarcely de
parted when the news of his death reached
the city. For a time it was not credited,
but when finally confirmed, caused much
Mr. Vanderbilt's death was sudden and
painless. He had been an early riser, even
through tho increasing ill health of the
past two winters. This morning be had held
his UBual morning conference with his sons
Cornelius and Willie m X., and his cri
vate secretary. At lunch Mr. Vanderbilt j
seemed in unusually good spirits. Early i
in the afternoon, Mr. Garrett, president of
the Baltimore & Oaio, called, and the two
magnates had a long talk over railroad
matters, when Mr. Garrett was suddenly
made aware of slight indistinctness in Mr.
Vanderbilt's speech that grew into an ar
ticulate sound. As he leaned over to catch
his words, Mr. Vanderbilt pitched forward
without a word of warning, and fell heavily
on the floor, on his face. "Mr. Garrett
sprang to his feet, and seizing a pillow
from the sofa, laid it under his friend's
head, and then sammoned Mrs. Vander
bilt and George, the youngest son. Mes
sengers were eent in haste for physicians.
One from the neighborhood responded
first, and was followed immediately by the
family physician, Dr. J. W. McLean. Such
simple restoratives es were at hand had
been applied, but human aid was in vain.
Mr. Vanderbilt never spoke or moved
after he fell under the sudden stroke. He
died within a few minutes without a strug
gle. To all intents and purposes he was
dead the instant he fell forward upon the
What General Schofleld Says Concerning
Major General Schofield commanding
the armies of the MiBSOuri, saya in his
annual report that his force in round
numbers consists of 9,500 infantry, 5,600
cavalry and 280 artillery, aggregating 15,
000 men.
They occupy sixty-five different sta
tions, giving an average of 231 men at
each. He has the following to say:
"The number of Indians in this divis
ion is reported by the interior depart
ment as about 175,000. Of these about
53,000 are rated as peaceable, tbe re
maining 122,000 being more or less un
civilized and warlike. Their warriors
number at least 25,000; equal to the en
tile strength of the United States army,
or two-thirds more than the whole num
ber of troops serving in this division."
The question to be now considered is
whether the vast interests of life and
property involved does not demand that
such miluary measures be adopted as
will prevent in the future any wholesale
destruction of life and property by the
uncivilized tribes of tne country.
I beg leave to submit that in a country
of fifty million of people, oO.UOU men
would be a small army to be maintained
with some reference to possible foreign
wars, but when tne country Has constant
daily use for nine-tenths of that force to
protect its people and their property
against destruction Dy savage tnuee in
their midst, it is extremely unwise to
trust the army at its present strength.
The Indians are well mounted, havinz
several ponies to each man, are well
armed and abundantly supplied with
ammunition. Being trained from early
childhood they are excellent horeemen
and expert marksmen equal in these
respects to the best regular troops in the
world. It is manifestly impossible to
permanetly over-awe or hold in subjec
tion such hordes of savages by the show
oi any iorce iar lnienor to inem in nam
Lindsborg News: A great number of
dead hogs are found floating in the river.
Others are lying on the river banks here
and there. Have we ho health officers
in this part of the world?
Ml Campaign!
We have taken our location here to stay, and to give Bar
gains and Satisfaction to Customers.
Staple and Fancy,
Suits that are cheap and suits that are elegant. Men's Over
alls, Ladies' and Gents' Underwerr, etc.
A splendid sto c No
A splendid lot of them, and no mistahe.
Grloves and. Mittens,
Immense stock'of all
Glassware and QueenswearJ
A whole crate of lamps, besides whole sets, fancy dishes, eta.'
Wlfcle loads of Queensware, direct from the
At wholesale and retail. California goods 25 cents a can.'
A feig Variety, at 5 cents and zo cents each.
Smoing and chewing up toward two dozen varieties, and
plenty of Pipes and Oigaretes, Oonfectionariee and
Nuts in large assortment.
We are handling on a Large Scale, and intend to Compete
with the trade farther East.
By the
These are but an inkling of the nature
of the General Stock of goods
which we shall keep.
smsr'a-iiis co:P"2r 5 czeos'ts
in Endless Variety.
better in the West.
kinds for both sexes.
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