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David Ii. Frotheringham, who was
imprisoned, charged with the robbery of the
American Express company, has sued the
company and Robert Pinkerton for $60,CQ0
damages for false imprisonment.
rT30!0 Kirchff jr., agent of the
United States geological survey, has issued
an estimate of the toroduction nf ioA
and zinc in the United States during the
year 1887. Estimates show a large increase
over former years in the production of both
metalB. The total output of zinc was 50,340
tons, out of whichJTllinoig produced 22,279
tons, Kansas 11,955, Missouri 8,66J and
eastern and southern states 7,666.
The Jacob Sharp case came up in the
supreme court of the state of New York,
Tuesday. Physicians' reports state that
Mr. Sharp is c nfined to his bed and that
it will be several weeks before he can come
into court with safety.
A fire which started in the basement of the
Second Congregational church in Eockville,
Conn., Tuesday night, destroyed a number
of business buddings adjacent.- -
Mrs Tilly Siph,the wife of a banker in
New York city, while in a fit of insanity,
threw her 12-year-old son out of a 4-Btory
window. She then jumped after the rild.
Both will die.
Thomas Davis, five years ago, robbed a
wealthy citizen at Litchfield, Illinois, at the
muzzle of a revolver. Samuel Waldrop was
constable at the time, and he arrested Davis
for the offense, and worked hard to secure
a conviction. Davis was sentenced to seven
years in the penitentiary, and when sentence
was pronounced he turned to Waldrop and
said: "I swear to God, if I ever live to get
outFll kill you." No attention was paid to
the threat, and Davis was conveyed to Ches
ter, where he served his term and was re
leased last week. Saturday he returned to
Litchfield. Yesterday he called at Waidrop's
residence ana as&ea to see Waldrop. The
latter stepped to the door. "Is your name
Waldrop?" asked Davis. "Yes sir." "My
name is Tom Davis, and I've come to kill
you, a' I swore I would." Before Waldrop
could move, Davis fired three times, killing
him instantly. The murderer then fled, a-d
a posse started in pursuit.
Bains have caused the rear walls of the
capitol building at Jackson, Miss., to sink.
The damage will be $100,U00.
The state insurance commissioner of Min
nesota has begun suit against twenty-three
insurance companies for not complying with
Wasbxhgtox, D. C. April 8. Among the
petitions and memorials presented and re
ferred were thi following:
To send United States troops to Chicago
to protect the lives and property and citi
zens against the socialists of Illinois and
A vote was taken on Mr. Palmer's motion
f to recommit the bond purchase bill, and the
uiuuun was rejected, yeas zu, nays ox.
A substitute for the bond purchase bill,
declaring that authority to purchase bonds
given in the act, making appropriations for
sundry civil expenses for the year ending
June 30, 1882, was intended to be a perma
nent provision of law, and is declared such,
and to be now in full force and effect; was
offered by Mr. Spooner and agreed to.
The senate then adjournnd.
Washington, D. C, April 8. The house
commerce committee has ordered a favor
able report on the resolution to provide for
a congressional inquiry into the engineers
strike in the west.
The resolution declares that the locomo
tive engineers now empl yed by the Bur
lington are incompetent and that the claim
of resumption of public duties by the Bur
lington is fradulent pretense, and a gross
imposition upon the public, placing in im
minent peril both life and property. The
committee is directed to go to the scene of
the strike and call for witnesses and papers
and investigate and ascertain what is neces
sary in the way of legislation to protect in
The house then went into committee of
the whole, Mr. Hatch; of Missouri, in the
chair) for consideration of special order,
after which the house adjourned.
bwraghtnerself within tha "?ai$J
which states had been admitted Tuv Stat,
ler obtained the floor and the bill wmtZt
till to-morrow. After an SSSSSSt
the senate adjourned.
uP'-S d5nft,fSr. the wsnlMordwfrom
Mr. Beed, of Maine, opened the aixth day's
contest over the direct tax bin, when the
house met this morning at 11:45. in contin
uation of its session of Wednesday last
Thereupon Mr. Breckenridge, of Ar
kansas, and Mr. Weaver, of Iowa
made dilatory motions and the first roll
call of calendar day was proceeded with.
At 10:15, while the dilatory notices were
filed one upon another in great variety. Mr.
E. B. Taylor asked the unanimous consent,
to the interest of good nature and good
health, that tne noose take a recess until 1
ll:l to-morrow. The speaker pro tern.,
put the question; and after a short pause de
clared it granted, bringing down the gavel
jst as Mr. Beckenridge, of Arkansas sprang
to his feet with an objection which came
one second too late.
General Freight Agent Bipley, of the
urlington has issued a circular stating that
wing to the strike troubles in Chicago,
his company will not accept perishable
freight to other than looal stations at which
it can be delivered.
Six hundred men struck in a pipe mill, at
The jury in the Welch-Vilas libel suit
which has been on trial at Minneapolis, for
several days past, did not agree. The jury
was out forty hourB.
-.r8' George Johnson was arrested at
Stafford Springs, Conn., Thursday, charged
with the shooting of her husband. A 22
calibre revolver was found tied securely to
vuo ui uur amue one cnamber of it being
empty. She denies doing the shooting and
accounts for the revolver in her possession
ingeniously. Johnson was shot while in bed,
awakening by a sudden shock and suffering
intense pain. He will die. A domestic
trouble has existed between the two for
some time, Mrs. Johnson accusing her
husband of paying attention to another wo
man. The grand vizier of Bokhara was murdered
by a native. The ameer ordered the mur
de' and his accomplices to be executed
and they were hurled from a tower 180 feet
Washington, D. C, April 4 Mr. Vest
moved to recall for consideration the bill
making an appropriation for a public build
ing at Buffalo, N. Y. He said he had infor
mation which tie believed would defeat tht
bill. On motion of Mr. Jones, of
Arkansas, the bill granting to the
joinings, CJiarKe JborK E Uooke City
railroad the right of way through
the Crow Indian reservation was taken up,
and a provision inserted that no part of the
route shall touch the Ysllowstore park. The
bill was then passed yeas 29, nays 14.
Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, gave notice that he
would address the senate to-day on the
The pending question was the Beck
amendment to the Spooner bill. After some
debate the amendment was carried by a
vote of 380 to 132.
The senate then adjourned.
Washington, D. O. April 4. After the
reading of the journal an effort was made
by the friends of the special order direct
tax bill to make an arrangement by which
the final vote upon the measure would be
insured to-day at 5 o'clock.
Mr. E. B. Tayloi, of Ohio, thereupon
moved to limit general debate to one hour.
Some time ago Senator Walthall intro-
aucea a Din tor the withdrawal of public
land in Mississippi from sale at ordinary
private entry. Senator Walthall reported
the following as a substitute for hia hill-
Resolved, That from and after the passage
of this act the publio lands of the United
States now subject to private entry, shall be
disposed of under and according to the pro
visions of the homestead laws on y.
After some discussion the house ad
Washington, D. C, April 5. Mr. Wilson,
of Iowa, addressed the senate on the subject
of the president's message.
The senate then proceeded to the consid
eration of the bill topi ovide for the estab
lishment of a bureau of animal industry to
facilitate the exportation of live stock and
A Tewn In Minnesota Vilsted by Wind and
Faiebauxt, Minn., April 6. At 850
o'clock yesterday afternoon this city was
visited by the most terrible wind storm ever
experienced. Roofs were torn off from
store buildings, signs were whirled hither
and thither like strawB, and dry goods
boxes and empty barrels sent flying up
Main street like paper balR There was
nothing cyclonic in the storm; it was
mainly wind and hail. Coming from the
southeast at the rate of sixty miles an hour,
it struck the center of the city at 3:32 o'clock
and continued in great violence for fifteen
minutes. The first roof to go was that of
Mrs.; Hendricks' store building, or Main
street which' was blown' 'off to " the
rear. Others quickly followed, among
them being that of Voltz Bros.' 6tore
building, three story, Union block, and the
east portion of the roof of the church of the
Immaculate Conception, (Roman Catholic.)
The roof was also torn off the depot. A
Bcuttle from one of the buildings struck a
gentlemen, name unJniown, on the head,
inflicting serious, perhaps fatal injuries.
This is the only casualty eo far 'as known.
Plate glass in Union block and in R. J.
Libes shoe store were blown out into the
street. The new high school building and
the new water works building were also
damaged, but to what extent could not be
learned. Many telegraph and telephone
poles were broken off, snapping like reeds
under fury of a gale. It is estimated that
the total loss will be $100,000, and possibly
Items From Leavenworth..
Leavenwobth, Kas., April 5. The com
mittee of the Grant Monument association,
to pass upon the design, proposals and bids
for the monument, decided to-day to accept
those presented by Colonel Hodges, of
Hodges, and McCarthy, of St. Louis.
At a meeting of the state democratic cen
tral committee in this city to-night, which
was largely attended, it was decided by a
vote of nineteen to fifteen to hold a conven
tion, for the purpose of nominating a state
ticket, in Leavenworth on July 4. The
convention to select delegates to the na
tional convention will beheld at Wichita,
Fire at Annelly, Kansas.
Newton, Kan., April 5. Annelly, a small
town twelve miles southeast of Newton, was
visited by a fire about 11 o'clock last night.
John Eilerts store and machine house with
all its contents was consumed, and will be a
total loss of $5,000. Rogers' warehouse,
with four thousand bushels of oats, was con
sumed, and the Worthington residence fell
a prey to the flames. The total loss in the
town will be in the neighborhood of $12,000.
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fTBKCKXD 1H TEXAS.
v ""sir 3s
Killed aed a Fire
.Foist Worth, Tec, April 6. A baggage
ear and sleeper loaded with Galveston people
returning from Denver were wrecked on the
Fort Worth & Denver City railroad at
Alvord this morning.
J. H. Floyd, of Kansas City, a drummer,
was Instantly killed and the fireman of the
train seriously injured.
A Soman tic Story.
Chicago, April 6 The attempt of a young
ana Deaunfm girl to commit suicide was j
m-Jr- . ,
hanged May 12. Davie interrupted the jb3m
pronounced, and flifterwarda dedaradwifch
an qath that if he couIdreachedT ehafc
he would have thrown it at the judse hafe4
tbe sentence was liiuahcd. MBow
An Anstrlan Throws a Bar lata the River
Containing $7,427, and then Jumps in
Kansas City, Mo., April 7. A man about
85 years of age walked out on the James
street bridge, across the Kansas river, this
afternoon, and casting aside a small linen
bag, leaped into the river beneath. He was
rescued by a boatman and Boon revived.
brought to the knowledge of the police last,0"11? b$'psn examined, was found
Took the Oath of Offlce
Oskaloosa, Kan., April 5. Tin ladies
whose election to the office of mayor and
council, has brought in a deluge of tele-
ffnmfi and snp.oial TAnnrtrs. tnnlr tha nut.h
k-; j i. jk j. i.: A. j. I "" o. .- ,r - r ... :
molt IU.UUUUI.B, auu i,u winrpsiw coniagious oi omce to-aay, ana will at once assume
Six men who were working over an iron
mould in the Delemator Iron foundry in
New York city, Thursday, were preoipitat-
Xnk wEoSSE i?J ay i Pleuropneumonia and other diseases among their oflicial duties.
Cu i It. .i "" . uo ux iI1H I uomesuo animais.
mouia to the other. Two of
Durnea so badJy that they died.
A colored boy between 5 and 6 years old,
near Cincinnati, deliberately broke the arms
and thighs of his two sisters, twins, about 10
months old. Every effort to get him to tell
the story of his fiendish cruelty has failed.
An oil tank containing 85,000 barrels of
oil was struck by lightning, Thursday, and
Four thousand Irish emigrants sailed from
Queenstown for America, Thursday.
The rumor is rife in European capitals
that Prince Bismarck will resign.
The latest Berlin dispatches state that the
condition of Emperor Frederiok is un
The Chicago commissioner of health fears
that small-pox will become prevalent in that
city this summer unless extra precautions
are taken to guard against it.
David Fotheringham, in his case against
the American Express company, testified.
Thursday, in his own behalf. He gave a
graphio description of the robbery and told
how he was tied to the safe in the car. Sev
eral new facts were brought out; among
others, that the robber offered him $10 000
if he would give a false description of him
or decline to aid the officers in efforts to
Mrs. Mary Sharp, Wanemyer, Pa., while
engaged in making a whisky toddy had the
vessel upset from the fire, and her clothing
caicmng, Bne ournea to aeatn. two chil
dren who ran to her assistance were burned
so badly they will die. The husband and
father has gone insane.
The German democrats of New York or
ganized for campaign work. Their plat
form demands a low legalizing of the traffio
in whisky by the general government, "the
continental Sunday" and a reduction of the
federal surplus. President ..Cleveland was
The non-polygamous Mormons, roseph
Smith, president, have begun a .month's
conference at Independence, Mol About
1 500 delegates are in attendance.
Kennedy 0?orter, son of ex-Governor Por
ter, of Tennessee, was shot and fatally
wounded at Paris, Tenn- by one Edmonds,
who objected to young Portker's attentions
to his sister.
The Methodist conference of the New
York conference at Middleton, Conn., has
addressed a communication to the president
against the government's prohibition of the
bible in the Indian language in Indian
After a couple of hours spent in the read
ing of the bill and reports of various com
munnioations, and after some debate the
bill was laid aside without aotion.
After an executive session the senate ad
Washington, D. C. April 6. Tha fight
over the direct tax bill was . resumed this
morning, when at 11:45 the house met in
continuation of the legislative day of Wed
nesday. Mr. Heed, of Maine, immediately
demanded the regular order, which the
speaker announced to be a vote on the mo
tion that when the house adjourns to-day it
will be to meet on Saturday next.
This motion having been defeated Mr.
Lanham, of Texas, at 12:20 raised the point
of order that the day assigned for the -consideration
of the direct tax bill had expired,
and he proposed to argue in favor of the
point. The speaker overulled the point of
The entire day was consumed in roll calls,
not an incident of intetest eccurring and
finally wearied out. the house by unanimous
consent took a recess until 11:45 to-morrow.
A. New York dispatch states that Mr. E,
Ellery Anderson will be elected the next
president of the Missouri, Kansas, & Texas
railroad. He represents the anti-Gould
stockholders of the road.
Dun's weekly report says that evidence of
the shrinkage in business during the past
month continues to accumulate, and that it
is still uncertain whether this is, or is not
the beginning of a reaction. k
Ohio, centennial celebration
The coal miners about Macon, Mo!, have
quit work. About 400 are out.
Bismarck approves the marriage of the
emperor's daughter to Prince Alexander of
Battenberg. late of Bulgaria.
-- Vetiaerlnthnm Salna; for Iantagee.
'"?.' I"18 ?0: ?& 8. The trial suit of
Irl? David L. Fotheringham against the Adams
Express eompany ana nooers Jtinkertoa for
I $80,000 damages forialaa imprisonment on
laVM obargi wai bagua in the United States
eiretoourt here to-day. Ajurywaeeeoarei
CJU Hit nOM ja&ewu. ,
m Washington, D. 0., April 6. On motion
it was ordered that when the senate adjourns
to-day it will be till Monday.
On motion of Mr. Stewart, the senate bill
to authorize the, sale to aliens of certain
mineral lands, was taken from the callender
After discussion, the bill was nrmtnnmut
until Monday next, immediately after the
The senate then proceeded to the consid
eration of private pension bills filed on the
xne senate tnen proceeded to executive I
business and soon adjourned till Monday.
Washington, D. C, April 6. The house
this morning at 11:45 entered upon the
fourth day of the contest over the diiect tax
bilhJtorislative day of WednMriiro oii ,
Jar. need, of Maine, immediately de
manded the regular order of business.
Mr. Oates, of Alabama, on behalf of the
opponents of the bill, propose that they be
allowed .two hours for general debate.
Mr. E. B. Taylor, of Ohio, said that the
friends of the bill only asked the assurance
of the final vote at the proper time.
So thevnefforts at compromise having
failed the moral filibustering motions were
again submitted and the round of roll calls
At 5:80 the house took a recess until 11:30
Washington,!). C, April 7. The fifth
day of the contest on the direct tax bill was
opened in the house to-day without signs of
weakening on either side.
The fight continued during the entire day
but the prospects are brightening for a
temporary break of the deadlock.
By unanimous consent the house took a
recess until 11:45 Monday.
They declare for law
and order and public improvements.
Petroleum at Leavenworth.
Liavtcnwobth, Kan., Apr 1 9. A very
large flow of petroleum has been struck
here at a depth of 1,806 feet. Pumps have
been sent for from Pittsburg.
Washington, D. C. April 9. A number
of bills wereantroduced and referred, after
which the bill to authorize the sale to alien;
of certain mineral lands were taken np - and
i debated on at considerable length.
The bill was laid aside, and the bill to
provide for the admission of Dakota into the
union and for the organization of the terri
tory of Lincoln was taken mp.
Mr. Piatt, chairman of the committee on
territories, said that the bill was one of four
which had been resorted ht the committee
4 on iesritories far the admission of new
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Kansas City Grain and Produce Market.
Kansas Cm, April 10, 1883.
Xho Daily Indicator reports:
WHEAT Beceipts at regular elevators since"
last report 1,018 bushels; -withdrawals 1,008 bus' -els,
leaving stock in store, as reported to the
board f trade to-day, 166,830 buehels.
No. 2 soft winter wheat Cash, and April.
no Diafl nor onemgs: May, 78Jic bid, 79c asked
Rejected win'er wheat No bids nor offer
ings. CORN Beceipts at regular elevators since last
report, .... bushele, and withdrawals 1,987 bush
els, leaving stock in store as reported to the
board of trade to-day, 97,040 bushels.
On track by sample No. 2 corn, mixed cash'
45c; No. 2 white corn, cash ilo.
High mixed corn Cash, no bids nor offerings.
OATS No. 2 cash 29c bid. SOc asked: AoriL
no bids nor offerings; May, 295 bid, no offer
ings. On track by sample No. 2'oata, mixed cash,
81c: No. 2 oats, white cash, 83c.
BxE No bids nor offerings.
FLOUa More inquiry.
Sales: 8 cars by sample, at $1.70.
Quotations are f or unestabhshed brands in car
lots, per half barrel in sacks as follows: XX, 90a:
XXX. $1 0tl 05; family, $1 151 21; choice,
$1 501 60; fancy, SI 651 7U: extra fancy, $1 75
(1 80; patent. $2 052 10; rye, $1 401 60. From
city mills 25c higher.
Bales: 1 car kiln-dried meal at L
The ruling quotations for car lots are as fol
lows: Corn meal, green, 95o; kiln dried, $1 00; com
cnop, yeiiow; per iw ids, vuc; duik, vac, eacKea,
ghipetuff, per 100 lbs, bulk, 73a; sacked, 78c; bran
steady; consignments from first bauds, per 100
lbs, bulk not wanted, sacked 78c; 150 lb. sack
75c; on or.iers higher prices are charged.
unjai&oiv wmie, JftQiicperiD; yeuow, ane
8c per lb: brown 22Hc . y
BEESWAX We quote No. 1 a 20c per lb.; Ne
2,16C' fMLcc k t,i ,
HAY Beceipts, 21 cars. Market firm. Fanry
small baled, $10 50: large baled, $10 00; wire
bound, 50c less; medium, $8 0069 00; poor stock,
$5 0066 00.
OIL CAKE Per 100 lbs.. sacked, f. o. b., $1 K;
$11 00 per 1,000 lbs., $21 00 per ton. Car lots,
$20 00 per ton.
SEEDS We quote: Flaxseed, $1 25 per bushel
on a basis of pore For sowing, choice, $150.
Castor beans. $1 00 for prime.
BUrTH B Beceipts of roll light, and creamery
large. We quote creamery wea. Fancy, at 28c;
good, 21626c; fine dairy,, in single package lots,
20625; store packed, m single package lots
choice, 15618c; poor and low grade. 12c; rolL
fancy, neatl wrapped, 20c; good to choice, 18o.
CHEESE We quote; Fall cream, twins, 12c.
fall cream, Young America, 13V4c
EGGS Beceipts fair and market about steady
at 11X612 per dozen for strictly fresh.
POUbTBY lave chickens, receipts liaht
firm; large at $3 00 per dozen; small, $2 75;
roosters, large, z cu per aqzen; carjeeys. Ia 10c
per poena: aucas, a sues per aosen; geese
$3 &.' '0 per dozen.
PBOVISIONS We quote: Bound lots, eugnr
curedhama, 103c per lb.; breakfast bacon, 9c
per lb.; dried beef, fijc; dry salt shoulder $5 50:
long clear, $6 SO: clear, $7 00: short clear $7 25;
smoked shoulders, $6 25; long clear, $7 55; clear,
$7 65: short clear, $7 90.
POBK $13 00.
evening. "It was a romantic story of love
and disappointment. Early in the evening
a woman ran breathlessly into the Canal
port avenue station and asked help for pre
venting her sister from taking poison. She
was Mrs. Julia Durkin, of No. 3 Leslie
street, with whom lives her 'sister. Miss
Agnes Masters, 19 years old. Ihe girl was
found sitting at a table with her face buried
in her arms. She has been a governess in
the aristocratic home of a wealthy and well
known manufacturer. A twenty-year-old
boy in the family fell deeply in love with the
pretty governess. She reciprocated the af
fection. They were secretly eng ged. Fear
ing to tell his parents, the boy proposed a
runaway marriage. Ague? objected and
urged no delay in confiding the story of
the love engagement to his parents. The
father was greatly preposessed in favor of
the girl, gave his consent to the marriage
ana onerea to set his son up in business.
The mother violently opposed the match and
oraerea ner to leave tbe house.
The Wapsle River Wreck.
Dubuque, Lw April 6. A New Hampton
special tb the Herald says that up to 10
o'clock this morning six dead bodies had
been taken from the railroad wreck at the
Wapsie river. It is supposed that the pas
senger train after c ossing the Wapsie river
ran into a large pile of ice washed on the
track by the high water. The ' engine ran
off the road, turning completely around,
and is out of sight in the water. The bag
gage car was thrown completely over the
engine. The next coach is on its side in
four feet of water. On account of the high
water further search at present for the bod
ies is an impossibility, though it is thought
other dead bodies are still in the wreck.
The names of the dead so far as discovered
are: Engineer James Schlegel, of Mason
City; Willard Anderson, of Lamette, Wis.;
G. M. Christmau, an emigrant from Den
mark: John Ducloss, the baby; Dora Hy
brere; one unknown.
v Sargeant, Wants to Get His Men Back.
Chicago, April 6. Mr. Jeff ery, general
manager of the Illinois Central, called, with
Messrs. Sargeant, Monahan, Hage and Mur
phy, at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
offices this morning and met Messrs. Dex
ter, Peasley, Stone and Besler.
Mr. Sargeant acted as spokesman in be
half of the - late engineers and fire
men of the Burlington, and
urged that the whole matter be
left to arbitration, but the company
objection that such a proposition was inad
missable at the present time. The situation
of the new men and the terms on which they
were engaged were fully explained to Mr.
Sargeant, who admitted that the company
could not consider any proposition looking
to their discharge.
Mr. Stone then urged Mr. Sargeant to
have the strike called off, promising to con
sider applications from the old men and
give as many of them work as he could.
A Scott City Fugitive.
Soott Citv, Kan., April 6. On Thursday
morning $2,000 in currency was stolen
from the Pacific Express office, at Horace,
Greely county, by J. H. Draper, the newly
appointed night operator. The money had
been sent by express from a bank in Kansas
City to the Kansas State bank of Scott City,
but by mistake of the messenger was carried
west to Ho; ace. The agent there had ordered
-ine nignt operator to put it on the next tram
going east, but the sum was too tempting
and he skipped with it. Draper came to
Horace from A rkansas about two weeks ago,
having been discharged from a position as
train dispatcher in that sta e. He is about
six feet high, dark compleiiou, dark hair,
thin sandy side whiskers and mustache and
weighs about 170 pounds. Detectives are on
,4ZY m bills. Rhnnfc half n
wnicn was in Austrian and German cur
rency. The man was taken to police
headquarters in Kansas City, Kansa,
where he gave the name of Wm. Miller, and
afterwards the name of Marks Morganatem.
The only reason lie gave for the act was
despondency and an incurable disease of
the stomach. He claimed to be an Austrian,
and said he had been in this country only a
month. The police think he is a defaulter
or a political criminal, and are holding him
in the hope of getting further information
about him. He had a railroad ticket from
Kansas City to New York.
A. Democratic Cancns.
Wabhikoton, D. 0., April 7. About 125
of the democratic members of the house of
representatives met in caucus to-night to
decide upon a line of policy to be followed
vy mo party in me aamission oi Territories
as states of the Union. After a long dis
cussion the following resolution was
Resolved, That it is- the sense of the cau-
cus that an enabling act for the territories
ox uanota, Montana, Washington, and New
Mexico should be passed at this session, pro
viding for a constitutional convention in
each territory and the submission of their
constitutions for ratification or rejection at
an election in .November, 1888, substantially
as provided for in the bill reported by the
committee on territories at this session.
At Mr. Holman's instance, and after he
had set out the political necessity for some
action on the part of the house, the caucus
adopted a resolution requesting the com
mittee on rules to fix a time for the consid
eration of the bill on publio land forfeiting
unearned railroad grants, and reserving the
remaining public lands for the benefit; of
actual settlers. The bill to create a terri
torial form of government for Oklahoma
was discussed but no action taken in the
way of a final endorsement.
The Battenbnre Marriage .
Beblin. Artril 7. Prince Alexander, of
Battenburg, comes to Charlottenburg next
Thursday and his betrothal to Princess Vic
toria takes place early in June. Prince Bis
marck has withdrawn his resignation solely
from the consideration that the denomina
tion of EmDress Victoria would speedily
lead to the break up of German unity.
Nothing since the accession of Emperor
Frederick has occurred that has so strongly
animated the Prussian conservatives against
the empress as the marriage question.
It now becomes known that the empress
will impel her helpless husband to thwart
Prince Bismarck, without regard to the re
spect due to the late emperor or to the na
A LAND OFFICE FIGHT.
The United States Snnreme CenrtAl
tk Deeielem ef tke JLewer Cenrt.-t
WAaraaxoKD.O., April 9.-TbeJJnrted
States supreme court rendered a deeMeavto
day m what is commonly known at ?tn
Pennsylvania oleomargarine cases. v
This case brings up for review the ,je
ment of the supA-eme court of Pennsylvania
sustaining the validity of the statute of that
commonwealth, making it unlawful for any.
ijciouu w mauuinciure. sen or oner for saw
any butter or cheese, or retail, designed to
take the place of these articles, produced;
; T m! ruuuuuiM a&n. uiaaurser-
ated.milk and cream. The plaintiff was V
convicted of tne violation of this statute aai?$
took an appeal, basing U on the groonde v"
.. WD 0iu wa a violation ut inev
fourteenth amendment to the con3titatioa,
and that the article sold was a new invee-
tion and not deletelerous to public health. ''
The court holds that it is entirely with ther
police officers of a state to
protect the public " health, and
that the question whether the manufacture '
of oleomargarine may be conducted in such
a way as to involve such danger to publio
health as to require the suppression of the
A Violent Electric Storm. '
Sioux Crrr, Ia April 6. During a vio
lent electric storm yesterday a cyclone
passed over the city from the southwest to
the northeast. A funnel cloud was seen by
many. It was accompanied by a roaring
noise. It struck in but one place and picked
up the residence of Mark Morlin and hurled
it to the ground in the rear of the lot. Mrs.
Morlin was severely injured. The house of
Mr. Bichmond was wrecked.
At Sibley the tornado swept over the
country doing immense damage to proper
ty. Without a moment's warning the wind
rose from a slight breeze to a hurricane.
Investigation of Charges Made Against
H. M. Bickel.
Laened, Kan., April 7. Special Agent
Hobbs, of the general land office, has dur
ing the past two days been enzaaed in an
investigation of receiver H. M. Bickel, of
tbe local United States land office, at this
place. Many very serious charges have
been preferred against Bickel, among others
that of embezzlement. The investigation
has not proceeded far enough yet to indicate
the result. But those who are in a position
to know, openly express the opinion that
enough will be proven to warrant Bickel's
removal. Many think Bickel as much to
blame as Brosvnlee for the unfortunate fight
that has been going on in the office here, and
since the latter's removal the opinion seems
to prevail that there ought to be a clean
sweep and the office filled by entirely new
it au that can be said of this legislation is
that it is unwise or unnecessary oppressive
their appeal must be to the legislature, or to
the ballot-box and not to the judiciary. The
court also says it cannot assent to the argu
ment: that if this statute is sustained, thtm
nothing stands in the way of the destruction
by the legislative department of the consti
tutional guarantees of liberty and property.
The answer to this argument, it holds, is
that the judiciary department is bound not
to give effect to statutes or enactments that
are plainly forbidden- by the constitution.
The objectior that the statute denies equal '
protection of laws is also held to be unreli-,
able, for the reason that the same penalties
and burdens are imposed upon all persons
engaged in the same business. Judgment
affirmed: opinion by Justice Harlan, Justice
G. A. B. ENCAMPMENT.
A Magnificent Time Anticipated at Col
Emporia, Kan., April 9. Headquarter!
for the Kansas department of the G. A. R.
at the national encampment, to be held at
Columbus, O., next September have been
secured. The Ohio state house will be used
for national headquarters as well as for the
different departments. Kansas has been
allotted the room of the state auditor, next to
Indiana and Illinois, they being the three
states expected to send the largest delega
tions. lhe citizens of Columbus expect to
houje most of the visitors, and those expect
ing to attend from Kansas can have places
secured for sleeping purposes by writing to
Colonel A. G. Patton, chairman of the ex
ecutive committee, or should house room
give out camp tents have been secured for
about 50,000, which can be enlarged to any
The committee who visited Colum
bus to look after Kansas in
terests report the outlook to be good
for the largest and best encampment ever
held. The use of the Btate house being given
by the state for headquarters, will save
thousands of dollars to the several depart
ments, and the management of the commit
tees having charge of affairs promises not
only a magnificent time for the boys, but
one that will cost very little more than what
railroad fare amounts to there and back.
Call for a Single Tax Conference.
Chicago, April 6. A call for a national
single tax conference was issued to-day by
W. W. Bailey, of this city, who was request
ed to do so by 600 persons in different parts
of the country, who are interested
in the movement. All persons who
believe that the public revenues
should be raised by a single and direct tax
upon relative land values are invited, to at
tend and take part in the deliberations. It
is not designed that the conference shall
nominate a presidential ticket.
Caused by Jealouiy.
Shebvepoet, La., April 6. A young man
Charles Lacour, was lodged in jail here yes
terday charged with murder and arson, hav
ing set fire to the house in which Alice Dise
(colored) was asleep, at 4 o'clock yesterday
morning. The women was burned to death.
The crime was caused by jealousy.
Terrible Wind and Bain Storm.
Delphi, Ind., April 6. A terrific wind
and rain storm passed over this place last
night. At Sleeths, five- miles north, it par
took of the nature of a cyclone. Several
houses were blowndown and a freight train
on the Monon line was lifted from the
tracks. No one injured.
Jacob Sharpe'g Funeral.
New Yobk, April 7. One of the. queerest
episodes that ever occurred in this city, was
the funeral of Jacob Sharpe. which oc
curred at 8:40 this evening at his late resi
dence on west Twenty-third street. The ut
most secrecy marked all arrangements and
no one was allowed to enter the house ex
cept by an invitation especially is
sued by the family. Evidently the
visitors had been instructed to give
no information concerning the matter, and
when questioned denied the funeral was
taking place. By actual count ninety -three
persons attended the funeral ontside of the
family, most of them employed on Sharp's
street road. Rev. Armitaee conducted the
funeral service. The internment will be had
in Greenwood cemetery to-morrow.
Bubgettstown, Pa., April 7. 8ix boys
went into a barn yesterday afternoon to
piay cowDoys. xney nan two or three pis-
ujib ana ropes, me latter being used as las
soes. During the play one of the lad's lasso
slings chanced to fall over the neck of little
James Burton, who started to run. The
boy held on and the rope tightened around
Jimmy's throat, and laughed at the strug
gles of the little fellow. The mother of one
of the boys appeared and released the suf
ferer, but too late to save his life. He died
within a few moments after the removal of
A State Normal School Barns.
Tebee Haute, Ind , April 9. A fire was
discovered in the mansard roof of the state
normal school a little before nine o'clock
this morning. Eight hundred pupils were
in the building at the time, 175 of whom
were small children in the training school.
All got out in safety, with but one exception,
with a portion of their books and wraps.
All efforts of the fire department were un
availing and in one hour the massive struct
ure was in ruin?.' Ai portion df the upper
part of the walls fell. Rain falling at the
time prevtj.ited the fire, which burned with
uncommon fierceness, from communicating
to the dwellings surrounding the structure.
In pursuance of the policy of the state,
there was no insurance on the structure.
Its cost was $180,000, of which the city of
Terre Haute gave $50,000 in addition to the
Arrangements have been made for accom
modating the training school in the oity
scnool buildings and for continuing the
norms! school proper in temporary quarters
for the remainder of the year, and until the
buildimr. the walls of which represents
value of about $25,000, can be rebuilt. Al
most, if not all the students, will remain.
A defective flue is supposed to have caused
Boston, April 9. A near relative of
Blaine says the reports that the Maine sena
tor is seriously ill are all false. Blaine is as
pell as he has been at any time in five years
The gentleman who gave the information
thought Blaine still in the presidential race.
Se certainly would accept the nomination,
sspecially if it came spontaneously. A lady
relative of the Blaine family said: "I am in
jonstant communication with the Blainee.
Sad Mr. Blaine been seriously ill I must
lave heard it. Mr. Blaine is now in Naples,
planning to come home early in June. Mr.
Blaine did not go abroad on accotmt of
lis health, but simply for amusement and
recreation. He has done no literary work
since he has been in Europe. In the last let
ter received from the Blaines no allusion
was made to Mr. Blaine's health, other than
the casual remark, that he did not seem
luite well the day of writing. He made no
somplaints of feeling bad."
On an Equal Footing.
Washinoton, D. C, April 6. The postal
appropriation bill as adopted oy the house
committee, makes an allowance of $650,607
for rent, light and fuel. This places third
class offices, as regards expenses for rent
light and fuel, on a footing with first and
second class offices.
Kansas City Live Stock Market,
Kansas Cut, April 10, 1888.
The Live Stock Indicator reports:
CATTIiE Receipt. 850 head: ahipaenta,
.... head. The market ma doll but steady.
Gcod to choice, corn fed, $4 8004 SB; com
mon to medium, $S 254 SO; feeders, St Mfls 60.
oovn. Si C03 50. "" . -
BOOS Beceipts. 2,500 heed; shipments,
head. Market fairly active valnea tfMdrin
hvin will in anmA rtiri K xuifa tiiki aul
to choice. S5 105 15; common tonMdhnm, 4 ft
limmp and y jb. uu u.
8BJEP-BeoeJpta,a,709 haadi abipmentsfSt
head, ne market was steady.. Good to ehmee.
80f SO; common to medifrB, $3 fUmTmR
In Favor of I. B. Anthony,
Leavenwobth, April 6. The republican
primaries in this city and in Leavenworth
county as far as heard from, chose a unani
mous delegation in favor of D. B. Anthony
for governor, Colonel Miller for congress
and Grabill for the national convention.
Estimated at $750,000.
Amesbusy, Mass., April 6. An accurate
statement of the loss by last night's fire
cannot be had at present, but is estimated
at $750,000. The eight factories burned
were situated on Bailroad avenue, Chestnut
street and Carriage avenue.
Bjekxjn, April 6, The Cologne Gazette
says: Political considerations forbid in the
most positive manner, an alliance between
jrnnoo Alexander ana Amncess victoria, as
tending to an immediate disturbance of the
relatione between Germary and Buemin.
A Just Sentence.
Chicago, Iku, April 7. Zeph Davis, the
negro foreman who murdered and outraged
little Maggie Gaughan (white), at Green
Brothers' shoe heel factory, was thn after
noon sentenced by Judge Hawet to be
A Voted Desperado.
Fbesno, Gal., April 7.Thomaa Patter
son, the noted desperado, who was recently
sentenced to twenty years imprisonment for
robbery, and was temporarily confined in
jail at Yisalia, escaped about a month ago.
Sheriff Meade and posse discovered him
yesterday in a- corrall about seventy-five
miles from this city, armed with a rifle, and
he attempted to shoot as soon as the officers
came upon him. The sheriff's posse opened
firo and Patterson's body was riddled with
bullets, nine shots striking him. Hi body
was broncrht here to-dav.
To Convert s Wild Tribe.
Cm op Mexico, April 7. A party of
Catholic missionaries will shortly leave this
city for southern Mexico with a view of
converting the Lacondons, a wild tribe of
Indians, 25,000 in number, scattered over por
tions of the states of Campeche,Tabasco and
Yucatan, and are reported to preserve the
religious and social customs of the Aztecs
in their primitive purity. It is said that
they still offer human sacrafices to their
A Kansas Elver Floater.
LawsENOE, Ban., April 7. Tbe body of a
m an about 30 years of age was found to-day
in the .Kansas river near Eudora. atom.
papers found on the person, it was learned
that he was James McUarrager, and that he
had committed suicide.
Stoned n "Q" Train.
Chioago, April 9. At 7 o'clock to-night a
"Q" engine, moved by scabs, was approach
ing the city over the Western Indiana tracks
from the southwest. At Forty-seventh
street a crowd threw stones through
the cab window, when Charles Sum
mers, one of the crew, drew a re
volver, and firing it into the crowd,
struck James Beylao; a foundry man, on
the knee. At Forty-eighth street the en
gine met the same reception from another
crowd and Summers again brought his pis
tol into use. Be fired, the bullet striking
groin. An alarm having been given to the
police the engine was intercepted at Thirty-
nrsc street ana summers placed under arrest.
Quarantined Against x.yens.
StekungKan., Aprfl 7. This city
raised its smallpox quarantine against
Bain at Dodge City.
Dodge Crrr, Kan., April 7. Bain set in at
this place at 6 o'clock this morning and is
still falling at 10 p. m.
lVoeomotive Boiler Explosion.
Newbubgh, N. Y., April 7. The boiler of
a big mogul freight engine on the Erie rail
road exploded last evening at Crayville, in
stantly killing Engineer John Bodiee ana
Fireman Boyce, and injuring ' Conductor
3oha Olark so badly that he died an hour afterward.
Bonlanger Chosen te Fill the Vacancy.
Paris, April 9. In an election to fill the
vacancy in the chamber of deputies from
the department of Dordogne General Boul
anger was chosen. -A result so unexpected
has.alarmed the conservatives who declare
that the Boulangist movement is a public
danger and demand that measures be taken
toaupressit. The Bonapartists claim that
the resnlt in Dordogne shows that country
demands a dissolution of the chamber of
deputies and a revision of the constitution.
Boulanger refused to contest the seat for the
department of Dordogne. but menus ior-
warded his candidacy.
A Pistol Falls and Causes Deatn.
Azstjquebqoe, N. M., April 9. Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Beynolds, of Las Vegas, ware
walking along tbe street, Mr. Beynoide
carrying sn overcoat on his 8rm. A loaded
revolver fell irom the pocket, struck on the
hammer, discharged and the ball entered .
Mrs. Beynolds' side and ranged upward,
passing directly through her heart, killing
Explosion in a Mine.
AT.-RTTOTrrBOiiEe N. M.. April V. Br an ex-.v . :
i.:f. in h ivul mini at TVtt fWrUkr. . "i'M
JJ1UB1UU iu mMm trwm ..-. .- w .- i f a
thirty miles north of Albuquerque, lad V'
evening, John Coolan and another ,miner,.H-f
name unknown, were killed. . Had tbex-,fi
plosion occurred tea minutes earlier or latex ?
the lose of life would bare beam very' great.
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