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PI-ICETSTIX. FRIDAY MORNING-, JUNE 27, 1890. .
THE M jNCWES
A Lively Debate on the
Reagan, of Texas, Attacks
The House Has a Field l)ay ou the
Discussion of the Federal
By the Acoolnted 1'rcM.J
Washington, June 20. Among tho
bills reported and placed on the calen
dar, was the House liill authorizing the
Secretary of the Interior to submit to
Congress proposals for the sale of the
western part of the Crow Indian reser
vation in Montana.
Tho House bill for tho admission of
Wyoming was then taken up. Mr.
Jones of Arkansas addressed tho Senate.
There was no authority for holding the
constitutional convention, Mr. Jones
Maid, and ho was opposed to the partici
pation of women in a vote on tho con
stitution. Ho was opposed to the con
stitutional provisions for woman's suf
frage, for holding real estate by aliens
and for compulsory education. In con
clusion, Mr. Jones declared himself in
favor of passing the act for all
the territories except Utah, ami admit
ting them as States after they had com
plied with tho provisions of tho act, and
he moved as a substitute for tho pend
ing bill one for such an enabling act. In
tho further course of his arguments,
Mr. Jones referred to the wives of Mor
mons in Wyoming and Idaho as voting,
and said, in answer to Mr. Morgan, that
he did not know how many wives a
Mormon had to vote witli him.
.Mr. Stewart replied to Mr. Jones and
said it would 1m3 time enough to act on
tho cao of the other Territories when
they were before tho Senate. They were
not before it now.
Mr. Reagan opposed tho bill. Ho
argued against tho provision for woman
suffrage, tho effect of which was, he
said, to make men of women and cor
rellatively to mnko women of men. It
was only latterly that tho people had
become wiser than their creator and
wiser than the generations Unit preceded
At the clows of Mr. Regan's speech,
the understanding was readied to vote
on the bill and amendments to begin at
4 o'clock tomorrow.
Mr. Edmunds wanted it understood
that it did not amount to an order of
tho Senate. There ought to be one wdy
in the country, ho said, where thero was
freedom of debate.
The Senate bill granting to tho North
ern l'acillc and Yakima Irrigation Com
' pony tho right of way through the
S'akima Indian reservation in Washing
ton Mas passed.
After an executive session, the Senate
In the House.
Washington, Juno 20. The regular
order being demanded, Mr. Lodge
(Man) began a debato upon the
national election bill. He made an
eloquent speech in favor of tho bill, and
was warmly congratulated by his Re
Hemphill of South Carolina argued
that the bill was unconstitutional ; that
it was not national, but sectional. There
was no more iniquitous provision in the
bill than the one providing for tho ap
pointment of an unlimited number of
men absolutely under the direction of
the supervisor. Ho examined in de
tail the provisions relating to
supervisors, and said the whole
bill seemed framed against tho
voters and in favor of tho Super-vi-or.
A good deal had lieen said about
tho new South, but what the country
really wants is a new North, a north
that will take tho view suggested by
facts and not by prejudices, that does
not U-lieve it has all tho virtue and the
rest of the country none, that would not
think the Anglo Saxon in the South
always in the wrong when it
hail "any trouble with an Ameri
can. What was the use of talk
ing alxMit a free ballot in
Kanas when the Statu had been so
gerrymandered that tho 14,000 Demo
crats of Kansas never had been repre
sented on this (loor.
Mr. Kelly of Kansas asked, "How do
you expect to get a Democrat here when
there are not four Democratic counties
in tho State?"
Mr. Hemphill It does not matter
about how immv Democratic counties
there are. Tho bemocrnts have never
lwen represented here. If thero were a
fair representation on this floor the pro
portion would bo 10.' Democrats to 15-1
Republicans, 5 Prohibitionists and 2
Labor men. When the Republicans of
the North had taken the beam out of
their own eyes and fixed tho laws so that
tho peoples' wish might be honestly ex
pressed, when they practiced as they
preached, the Southern Democrats would
receive them with open arms. Under
the system which it is proposed to re
vive "the people tho South had been
robbed some years ago by picked villains
of the North, backed "by tho United
States annv. The South did not want
to bo put hi that position again. We,
Mr. Hemphill continued, know wo must
either rule that country or leave it.
Now for myself before the peoplo of tho
United States and lwfore God, in all
reverence, I swear wo will not leave it.
(Applause). I do not hesitate to say that
tho colored man has as many rights as
I have, but he cannot bavo his rights
and mine too, and this law is intended
to put him again in control of the
Southern States, intended to awaken
that race prejudice which is fast dying
out, intended to bring about again that
constant irritation and clash between
the two colors in tho South which will
retard its growth and be destructive of
every principle of human government.
Mr. Hemphill was loudly applauded
by tho Democrats as he sat down and
nearly nil of them pressed forward to
Bingham reported tho Postofflco Ap
propriation bill and the Houso non con
curred in tho Senate amendments.
The consideration of tho election bill
was resumed and Mr. Rowell of Illinois,
addressed tho House in favor of it. Ho
said the nuinbor was not few who be
lieved that six years ago Mr.
Cleveland was counted into the Presi
dential chair by corrupt officials of the
polls in his own State, to say nothing
of the suppression of votes all over the
South and the number was increasing
every day of those who believed it. If
that belief honestly existed ought it not
to be tho wish of every representative
of the people to so conduct the elections
as to make tho charge impossible of be
lief in the future. It was everywhere
in tho Northern circles believed that
the black vote of tho Southern States
was suppressed and tho Fifteenth
Mr. Oatcs of Alabama, Mr. Crisp of
Georgia, Mr. Lewis of Mississippi, and
others, took occasion at this point to
state that the el.ctions in their districts
were perfectly fair.
Mr. Rowelf declared that in soino dis
tricts of the South armed men went
from poll to poll and destroyed ballot
boxes; in others, boxes were stufl'ed and
tho true ballots thrown out; in others,
military companies wero organized to
fire cannons mornings und nights "to let
tho darkies know that thero is going to
bo a fair election." The cabins of
negroes were fired into, and if that were
not successful and the negroes turned
out, military officers made the polls a
target for target practice.
Mr. Each of Alabama asked for tho
districts and Mr. Kowell named them.
Six in Mississippi and one in Arkansas.
This brought Mr. McHae to his feet
with a strong denial, and soon Mr.
Kowell and Mr. Breckenridgo wero talk
ing at the same time.
When quiet was restored Mr. Kowell
finished his speech and Mr. Lehlback
(Republican) spoko against the bill.
Such a law, ho said, would bring about
a ronllict of authority and a deplorable
state of affairs.
Turkey of Virginia spoko against the
bill and the hou-o adjourned.
Americana to be Shot.
El Pam, Juno 20. C. K. Waters was
sentenced by the courts of Paso del
Norte today to bo shot, and J. It.
Olaughlin was sentenced to ten years
imprisonment for killing ono Lewis in
Paso del Norte in May, 1881). The con
demned man aro both citizens of the
United States and have appealed to this
Government for protection.
A NEW SCHEME.
vi:auihji,ent ciuciii.ation ok
unhk1nk1) hank notks.
A Smart Fellow Who Victimized Several
of Tim llrlRlit Ilualnes Jlen of the.
fjueeii City of the 1'lnliK.
Dkkvkk, Juno 20. When tho cashier
of tho Denver Manufacturing company
made his deposit at the German National
bank yesterday evening the teller threw
out six $10 bills and refused to accept
them. Tho notes were not counterfeit,
but did not bear the signatures of the
president and cashier of the bank
from which they wero issued. The
treasury numlier is E0703K bank note
3G42, series 1882, on the Market National
Hank, Cincinnati, Ohio. A man of
about 23 years entered tho sales room of
tho Denver Manufacturing Company
yesterday and purchased a $00
saddle, paying for it with theso
notes. Ho took tho saddle, wont
to Hoop's livery stable, purchased a
horse for $170, paying for it with un
signed notes, lie saddled the horso and
made oil' toward tho mountains. When
lie left the stable he had alout $."000 in
theso bills. Something over f."00 of this
money was ollered to minks today. Ofh
cers arc on his trail.
TIIK MAKICOI'A JUNK.
Excellent Cne Creek I'roperfy
liomletl for II03OO,
The Maricopa mine, which was bonded
Monday to Georgo Hamlin by Frank
Shaw and Hy. McDonald, was located by
the latter named gentleman nearly
twelve years ago, at tho same time ns
was the Phoenix mine, which property
they owned for many years. The Mari
copa is situated a short distanco to the
southwest of the Phtenix, on Cave
Creek. It bos a strong ledge running
through it, averaging four feet in width,
and carrying gold, silver and lead. It
is developed bv several shafts, tho deep
est being forty feet. Assays show the
gold to average up to $20 per ton, and
tho silver varies from one to forty
ounces per ton. Tho owners think tlioy
are fairly giving the property away at
tho price ol ifii.oOO.
The Canvas Not Completed.
Persons who have not as yet been
enumerated in the census should lc-
inembor that the canvass of tho
town is not completed. The plan was to
take in the residence portion first and
the enumerator is now working up tho
business streets. Nearly a hundred ad
ditional names were secured yesterday
and Mr. Hammond is using every ellort
to place every resident of Phoenix upon
his list. But a few days remain, how
ever, and those whose names havo not
been taken should look up tho enumer
ator or writo him where to call.
I'rlze Klirliters 111 Mississippi.
Puiivis, Miss., Juno 20. The cases
against Muldoon, Clcary and Donovan
wore called In tho Circuit Court today.
General ideas of iruilty wero entered,
each asking clemency of the Court.
Muldoon was lined $250, and Cleary and
Donovan $100 each. The lines were
paid and prisoners released.
Nkw Haven, June 20. Lucien Spcrry,
aged 70 and ono of the' most prominent
men in this city, committed suicido this
morning. Ho had embezzled trust funds
to the amount of $50,000.
Another Shooting Among
the 'Frisco "Strikers.
A Non-Union Moulder Fatally
Wounds an Assailant.
Murders and "Suicides Throughout
the Length and Breadth-of
the Country, Yesterday.
By the A hsoolated Press. ,,
San Fkancisco, July 20. Edward
Coogan, a moulder's apprentice em
ployed at the Vulcan Iron works, was
shot and instantly killed this morning
by James W. Kerr of tho firm of Steiger
& Kerr, proprietors of tho Occidental
foundry. The shooting was tho out
growth of an assault on P. F. Clausscn.
n non-union moulder. Claussen and
Kerr wero assaulted by a crowd of
strikers on the street und being worsted
Kerr drew his revolver and llred, the
bullet striking young Coogan. Ho died
on tho way to the hospital.
Tho exact circumstances of the trag
edy are not known, as Kerr, who sur
rendered himself into custody and was
given quarters in the hospital depart
ment of tho city prison, has so far re
fused to talk by tho advice of his coun
sel. Claussen was employed until lust
Saturday in the Union Iron works.
Steiger it Kerr being short handed, ap
plied to tho Founders' Association
for men and among those trans
ferred to ' their fouudry was
Clausscn, Ho had previously been
urged to join tho strikers, but stead
fastly refused to do so, and had been
threatened with "violence. Kerr was
aware of this and accompanied Clausscn
part of the way home, ljist night the
two agreed to meet this morning and
proceed together to tho foundry. As
thev wero passing along First street this
morning about fifteen strikers, who had
been hiding in doorways, sprang upon
them and Claussen was knocked down
and badly kicked and beaten, Kerr
was also roughly assaulted and while it
is alleged that some one was choking
him from behind he drew a revolver and
fired, young Coogan falling mortally
A number of eye witnesses claim that
Coogan was not among the strikers, but
on the opposite sido ol the street, while
others maintain that he was in Uie
in-saulUm: party. Ho was shot throuch
the right hand and the same bullet, ap
parently, passed throuirh his richt
bicabt, coming out behind the shoulder
When tho shot was fired the strikers
fled and it is claimed that none of the
members wero recognized. Coogan was
but 21 years of ago and while a skillful
workman had not completed his appren
ticeship. Clausscn has made the following
statement, through his attorney:
"I had lieen threatened yesterday by
the strikers, and Mr. Kerr saw me homo
safely last night. He called for mo
this "morning, and at First and Mission
streets, just ns we were congratulating
ourselves on avoiding trouble, wo wero
seized from behind and choked. I was
beaten and kicked without mercy. I
had a revolver but it was taken from
me. Mr. Kerr ran towards his foundry,
and I followed him, with the mob at
our heels. Mr. Kerr foudd his office
door locked and called for help. The
mob crowded around us and then I
heard the shot."
Mr. Kerr says ho ardJOlaus.-cn were
suddenly attacked by twelve or fifteen
strikers. They seized h'm by the throat
and struck him several blows. Ho no
ticed Coouan tryimr to cet Iwhind him
He then fired the pistol, intending to
frighten Coogan. not to kill linn, too
can. Mr. Kerr says, was one of tho at
tucking party and was about twenty-five
feet away when ho shot. "I think the
attack wus premeditated, and it was the
intention to Kill one or ootn ol us."
A Suspeeted Murder.
Uriah, Cal., June 20. A report has
reached hero today that W. S. Ray of
Blue Rock, ninety miles north of here,
has been murdered. He left home two
days ago to drive up some hogs. His
friends became alarmed at bis long al
senco and followed him. In n cabin
ten miles from Bhio Rock thoy found
considerable blood and a quantity of
gray hair resembling Ray's whiskers."
Nothing further has been heard of him.
The Sheriff left yesterday to investigate.
A Triple Murder.
Kansas City, Juno 20. In a drunken
fury L. B. Myers last evening went to
tho house of his wife who lived with her
uncle, Ben. J. Van Horn. Ho attempted
to kill her. Van Horn, in shielding his
niece, received probably a fatal wound.
The second shot struck Miss Carrie Van
Horn; she will probably die. Myers
being pursued by neighlwrs, fired and
wounded ono Greason. He was finally
Killed III Friend.
Fr. Smith, Ark., Juno 20. Claude
McDanicl, prosecuting attorney in tho
Canadiandistrictof thejDherokeo nation,
was shot and killed by James Stubble
field, an intimnto friend, yesterday.
Tho shooting grow out of an attempt of
Stubblefield to act as peace-maker be
tween McDanicl and his wife.
A VIOOKOU8 1'ItOTKST.
A Itoad to the llradshaws, ItatherThan n
To The Republican According to
statements in tho daily press, the Super
visors have to this date paid from tho
county funds, without authority of law,
$500 for telegrams in advocacy of the
subsidy bill. How many more tele
grams it may deem necessary to send
and bow much more money appropriate
for sending them is a matter of conject
ure. But this $500, from tho informa
tion obtained by Surveyor Breckinridge,
during his recent reconnaissance, is one
quarter of the amount necessary from
the county for tho purposo of aiding in
building a possible wagon road to the
Brodshaws, for the appropriating of
which they can find no warrant in law.
A road to the Bradshaws will , at
once bring hero a trade in ore of
at least two bundled and fifty tons a
day with return freight of as much more.
The appropriation of money for . tele
grams tor the purpose stated is lutlie
and is only so much money thrown
away, while for a road to the Bradshaws,
its good effect will lie felt at once. It is
not to be believed that any bill will now
pass the Congress burdening the county
with an additional debt of $280,000 when
tho facta aro understood as thev now
are, nor that the President can approve
any mouiucution ol such a Din,
imposing so larire a. debt- on the
county m view of the expressions con
tained in the veto already pronounced.
Let tho Supervisors be wise and assist
in tho building of a road to the Brad
shaws abandoning tho chase of a rail
road which is sure to come in the next
few years without any cost to the
county and their breach of law in appro
priating monoy for telegrams as stated
will be condoned. Jones.
New Stage Management.
The Arizona Stage Company Give up the
On July 1, the stage routes from Phce
nix to Prescott will change ownership
and management. The Arizona Stage
Company (Gilmour & Salisbury), which
has for fourteen years handled the
stages and mails, will step aside, and
Captain W. L. George, the new con
tractor, will take commaud. The Cap
tain is an experienced stage man, and
will render the public excellent service.
Superintendent Billings of the old
company has sold to the new owner
thirty-six head of horses and mules and
eighteen coaches. Tho complement of
horses will lw raited to over sixty head,
and soveral new wagons will bo pur
chased. The routes are two in numlcr. One,
leading to Prescott by way of Gillette
and Black Canyon, is 110 miles in length.
It strikes the hills about thirty-live
miles north of Phtunix, and from there
on for forty miles tho road runs through
a rough mountain country.
The other way is more desirous lead
ing off to the northwest, around by Vul
ture, Wickenburg, Congress mine and
Skull Valley, making Prescott in alwut
one hundred and forty-five miles.
This route docs not strike the mountains
for seventy miles from here and is for
the most part nn excellent highway.
Stages start on alternate days, each lino
running three coaches per week each
THE "GREAT STRIKE.
ILLINOIS CKNTKAI. MANAOKJIKST
ltKKUSKS KMl'I.OYK'H DEMANDS.
Feared That a General and Disastrous Tie
Up of the Kntire System May Entue
Chicago, June 20. A crisis in the big
strike of the Illinois Central trainmen
was reached this evening. After ah all-
day session a conference between the
strikers' committee and the officials
ended with a positive refusal on the part
of the company to discharge Superin
tendent Russell. This was tho ultima
tum, so far ns the company is concerned.
When tho conference broke up the men
went at once to the strikers' headquar
ters to report tho result. Speculation
was rife as to whether a general strike
throughout the Illinois Central system
would be ordered und a gigantic struggle
At tho strikers' headquarters the mat
ter was discussed several hours, and
when the meeting finally adjourned it
was given out that a conclusion had
been reached. A rumor was in circula
tion tonight that tho strikers decided
to ask concessions, limiting the
power of Superintendent Itussell
Other reports said that such concessions
had already been refused, and that the
strikers are now only seeking an excuse
to let themselves down easy. One way
for this was opened by tho company's
statement made tonight that, while de
clining to remove Supt. Russell, it cen
sures him for lack of courtesy to subor
Strike lleaches Cairo.
Caiko. Ills.. June 20. A committee
of tho Illinois, Central strikers came
here.today, andonjheir orders every
treiglit train between here nnd Cen
tralia, on the Illinois Central, was side
tracked. The passenger coaches were
also detached fr6m two trains.
AMeetliifrof the Joint Committee at the
City Hall Last Kvenlng.
Tho committees of the Fire Depart
ment and Company B met in joint ses
sion at tho City Hall last night to make
further arrangements for the celebra
tion of Independence Day.
Several of the details of the day wero
settled. The procession will form on
Washington street, opposite the City
Hall, in the following order:
Phoenix brass band ; Company B. N.
G. A.; Fire Department with complete
The route of 'March will be westward
to tho Methodist Church, on Mojave to
Monroe, to Yavapai, to grand stand
east of Hotel Lemon.
The procession will start at 0:30 p. m.
sharp. A national salute will be fired
when tho advance is made.
Major Schwartz was tendered the
honor of Marshal of the Day.
Another meeting was agreed upon for
next Tuesday evening, July 1, when ull
arrangements will be perfected.
Denver's Strike Collapses.
Di-.nvku, June 20. The strike of the
mill and henchmen, which has been on
for two months, came to an end yester
day, and 1500 men returned to work at
tho old schedule.
The Commissioners Hold
Their First meeting.
Considerable Feeling: Felt
Over the Organization.
Depew Will Not Allow His Name to
be Used For the Presidency
Committee on Officers.
By the Associated Press.)
Chicaqo, June 20. The first meeting
of the national commissioners of the
World's Fair occurred at noon today.
Judge John T. Harris acted as tem
After speeches the roll of 100 persons,
who made up tho full commission, was
A few State commissioners were ab
sent. All tho commissioners at large
wero present except Henry Extall of
Texas, who telegraphed that he had
missed Ins train.
A resolution by MacKenzio of Ken
tucky that a committee of twelve on
permanent organization Iks appointed to
recommend to the commission the names
of permanent officers, etc., created a
warm discussion. It was finally
amended to the effect that the commit
tee shall merely point out the officers
and the duties of those who shall fill
them without recommending the nomi
nation of anyone.
Jno. Boyd Thompson stated that the New
York Commission had been requested
by Mr. Depew to say that his name
should not be used in connection with
the presidency of the commission.
Col. Corbin, U. S. A., was mado
Chairman Harris announced the com
mittee on permanent organization as
follows: Messrs. McKenzie of Ken
tucky, Ewing of Illinois, McDonald of
California, Smalley of Vermont, Cochran
of Texas, Widener of Pensylvania,
Goodell of Colorado, Breslin of New
York, Martindale of Indiana. Harrison
of Minnesota, and Keogh of North Caro
lina. Adjourned until tomorrow.
Odds nnd Ends of Interest at the National
Washington, June 20. The President
sent to the Senate the nomination of
Lieut. Col. Richard N. Batchelder as
Deputy Quartermaster General to be
Quartermaster General with the rank of
OUR NKW NAVY.
Tho conference naval report as passed
by the Hquso on Wednesday provides
for three line of battle ships, one tor
pedo cruiser and one torpedo boat.
Justice J. P. Richards was called out
of bed at 3 o'clock yesterday morning
and asked to unite in the holybonds of
matrimony Bill Bear of Harqua Hala
and Mrs. Starkes of this city. He gal
lantly complied, and tho happy couple
went their way rejoicing. The following
was perpetrated by a witnes :
She Is a Jam eel hale and hearty,
Still on the Ahaily side of forty;
He to relieve her of lonely care
Changed her namu to Mrs. Hear.
Probably Fatal Accident.
A Rk'-uhlican reporter learned yes
terday from a citizen of Mesa that a
man named Elder, who has been
acting as engineer on Lewis Brothers'
traction thresher engine, had been
brought into Mesa City in a very
serious condition. He was backing the
engine to connect with the separator
preparatory to moving, and must have
temporarily lost control of the machin
ery, for he was caught between tho
engine and the cylinder feeder and
badly crushed below the ribs.
(ennanj's Peace Footing.
Berlin, June 20. Tho Reichstag to
day rejected all amendments to the
Army bill and approved by 211 to 128 the
first paragraph, which fixes the effective
peace force at 480,1)03 men until April,
TlIK DISTRICT COUItT.
Behan l'lle an Answer In the Contempt
' A Case Other Suits.
The District Court yestorday was en
gaged upon the mechanic's lien case of
Holmes & Lindsey vs. Anderson, Baker
and Fourshee. Judgment is sought for
an amount of several thousand dollars
alleged due and unpaid upon an account
for material furnished in the construc
tion of the Anderson block, on the cor
ner of Washington and Montezuma
The trial was to be by jury ; counsel for
Anderson, however, after tho case had
progressed into the afternoon, moved to
dismiss the jury and havo the main
matter settled by the court, as being a
purely legal point. Tho motion was
overruled, and an adjournment ordered
until this morning.
The contempt caso of J. II. Behan
was brought up in tho morning. De
endant put in an answer in which he
affirmed that he was not liable for con
tempt, inasmuch as he had, upon being
declared an illegal occupant of the Su
perintendent's office, by Judge Kibbey,
on June 18, announced his appeal from
such decision to the Supreme Court;
that he is entitled to the possession of
said office until the decision of the Dis
trict Court has been confirmed by the
court above. He also lugs in the old
chestnut about the stretched-out sixty
day session, and sets his opinion against
the judgment of the court by assuming
that the new prison board is an illegal
The answer was received and the case
continued until today, when Judge
Barnes is expected to arrive from
Tucson, to assist II. N. Alexander in the
defense. Attorney General Churchill
represents the Territory In the matter.
The Bank of England advanced its
rate of discount yesterday from three to
four per cent.
The Prohibition Stale Convention of
Maine on Wednesday nominated Aaron
Clark of Buxton for Governor.
Owing to the dispute over Monday's
race, in which O'Connor was defeated
by Standsburv. tho oarsmen will row
again on Monday.
St. Louis has been having exception
ally hot weather: Nine deaths and six
teen prostrations from, heat occurred
yesterday. Much suffering among, chil
Judge Thomas B. Ncsbit died at his
homo in Pamona, Cal!, Wednesday
night, aged 68 years, ne was Circuit
Judge in Missouri for eighteen years and
state senator lor nve years.
The commencement exercises at Har
vard -were held on Wednesday betore a
distinguished audience. Mr. Grover
Cleveland was present.
The Consul General of Guatemala re
ceived a dispatch from tho Minister of
Foreign Affairs saying a revolutionary
movement has taken place in Salvador.
Everything in Guatemala is quiet.
A boiler in the Gardner stave mill at
Ithaca, Michigan, exploded on Wednes
day, killing Charles Brown. Fred Tur
ner and Engineer Smith, and fatally in
juring four other men. The mill was
Jos. Margon and James Berkley, who
robbed the Harber Springs stage near
Nnpa, California, on Wednesday have
been arrested. They hod all the watches
and nearly all the money taken. Tho
Sheriff knows the uame of the third
The jury in the case of August Kocnigf
alias King, charged with the murder o,
Henry Bereer, on Lux & Miller's ranch,
near Firebaugh's Ferry, in April last,
returned a verdict of murder in first
degree with penalty of imprisonment
A lottery bill has been presented in
the Louisiana legislature which provides
for the submission to a vote of the peo
ple nn amendment to the constitution
granting an extension to the charter to
the Louisiaua lottery and passed House
21 by a vote of 60 to 29. It is under
stood the Scnato will amend the bill by
increasing the amount to be paid an
nually irom ?i,uou,uuo to fi,i:s,uuu.
In response to a resolution adopted
by the Chamber of Commerce of Port
land, Ore., demanding a re-enumeration
of the people of Portland, Eat Portland,
and Albina, the following dispatch was
received from Senators Dolph and
Mitchell: "A competent agent will be
sent at once with full authority to cor
rect all errors and secure a correct
Yesterday attachments were is
sued for the two ex-Aldermen, Monesr
and Walner, and thev were brought in
and gave bonds for their appearance to
morrow. Monear says the affidavit
bearing his name is a forgery and the
whole business a conspiracy". It is
through a man named Peter Gabel that
the charges of bribery are expected to
be proved. Gabel is a gambler and said
to have an unsavory reputation.
The eighth annual convention of the
Travelers' Protective Association, in ses
sion in Denver, yesterday, elected G. S.
McGrew,- of St. Louis, president; L. T.
Lcabauine, of St. Louis, secretary and
treasurer; G.H. Randall, of New York ; J.
Wallerstcin of Virginia, John Kennedy
of Texas, II. '. Churchill of Kansas and
Alloy Jacobs of Colorado vice-presidents.
Littfe Hock, Ark., was selected as the
place for holding the next annual meet
ing. CHINESE DIMNITAUIES AT TAIILE.
A Notable Feast That Was Served on the
From the Shanghai Mercury.
On tho 20th of last moon a rand ban
quet w as spread at the Taiwoo palace,
to which were invited all the represent
atives of China's tributaries and all
the native dignitaries who had come
to Peking to congratulate the
Emperor on the attainment of his
twentieth birthday. At 11 o'clock in
the forenoon the Emperor entered the
banqueting hall, and those who had as
sembled knelt down until his majesty
had taken his seat. Then Kwonglok
Tsze, nn official in one of the six boards,
rose up ami poured out a cup of wine,
which he handed to Prince Chow Clung,
who in turn bunded it, kneeling, to the
Emperor, who drank it. Wine was
next given to all the guests who, still
kneeling, pledged the health of the Em
peror. The guests then rose and took their
places at the tables. The Emperor had
a table spread for himself on a raised
dais in tho middle of the hall, and a
little below was the table for his own
immediate relatives and the guardians
of the heir apparent. Ninety-six tables
were spread altogether, and at them
were seated Mongol princes, senior
guardians, ministers jof the six lxiards
and officials of various kinds down to
the degree of third-class mandarins.
At the lower end of the hall the Moham
medan princes and Corean representa
tives were seated; below them were
the tables for the Court of Censors, and
below them again, olmot-t in the court
yard, the les-ser mandarins had to be
content. Most of the tables accommo
dated three or four persons, but each
Mohammedan and Corean representa
tive hud a table to himself.
The menu consisted of various kinds
of cakes, fruits and sweetmeats too
numerous to mention, and during the
feast the company was entertained by
dancers, musicians nnd Bingcrs' and
theatrical representations. When the
repast was finished each person put
some dainty in his pocket for hi friends
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Ghostly Story of an Indian
Remarkable Influence of a
Juggler's Quaint 3Iusic.
A Monster Snake Unearthed and
Killed By a Python Charmer
Kills a Ghost Story.
From tbe Philadelphia Times.
Almost every town or village has its
haunted house, and the town of Wanda,
in India, was no exception. Here a
number of English officers and their
families lived during the warmer
months. The rumor' that Captain
Beauchamp's house was haunted was'
circulated by a servant. He was
awakened ono nfght hy a most extra
ordinary noise. The door-bell was
ringing violently, and a strusrgling,
writhing noise in the wall of the house
not in one place, but in several at onre,
and then he heard a long-drawn sigh.
This was the last feather. He rushed
to his employer's room, and aroused
him, declaring the place was haunted.
Tho notoriety so cheaply earned
became exceedingly disagreeable.
Matters stood in this shape for some
days, when one morning a party of
jugglers reached the haunted house. As
there were a number of children in the
family, the performers were invited
into the grounds and gave an entertain
ment, l'inally, one of the men took
out n small oval basket having an orifice
in the top, and seating himself near it
began a quaint air upon a flute. After
industriously playing for a few momtf its,
up through the hole m the basket came
the head of a cobra, and when twelve or
fifteen inches uljove the basket, it iK'gan
to wave to and fro, as if in olxnlience to
the measure of the music. After the
snake dance or the snake charming,
as Europeans are wont to call it the
Indian snake-charmer walked around
the house, and anions; the bushes
pointed out a hole which might have
been made by a rabbit. To one of the
natives he said he would take out a
cobra which he thought was in the hole.
Seating himself before the hole the
musician began his mournful plaint.
For fifteen minutes he kept up the
noise, and then from tnc opening there
appeared the ugly, hooded head of a
cobra. Another hoie was soon found,
this being directly at the busc of the
wall of the house. The man examined
it a few moments carefully, then began
to play upon the flute. Hardly
had the group gathered about
the performer before n most remarkable
noise came from the house. First,
thero was a sound as of escaping steam ;
then a sound of soino great body strik
ing the wall und rubbing against the
timbers. Dust in clouds came from the
hole, and the charmer started .back in
terror, overturning the man behind him.
Recovering himself, he darted at the
hole and, thrusting his arm in, drew
out. not a cobra, but the tail of a large
snake. Astonishment was depicted on
tbe native's face, and horror on those of
many Of the spectators, as he stood
holding the tip of the tail, and five feet
of the body wus visible. For
a second the man hesitated, then
regaining his courage, he shouted in
Hindoostanee for the lookeis-on tostand
back, and, taking a good grip upon the
tail, lie pulled gradually backward. Out
it cainc, foot by foot, inch by inch,
five, ten, fifteen", sixteen feet eighteen,
was there no end? eighteen feet of
quivering snake-flesh as large as a man's
thigh I A quick jerk and the entire
monster was clear at least twenty feet
in length big enough to Bwnllow a deer
and yet held by a single man. The
native was, however, not in the least
discouraged. He clung to the tail, and
as the huge reptile turned toward him
with nn angry hiss he gave it a swinging
motion by turning slowly.
Gradually he increased his speed,
turning faster and faster, until ho
seemed the center of a wheel, the spokes
of which were the body of the python.
So rapid was the motion that the snake's
Ixxly was perfectly straight, nnd it was
evident that as long as the motion could
be kept up the man was safe, but if the
monster could reach him he would in a
moment be crushed in the horrible folds
of the reptile. It soon became apparent
that the charmer knew what lie was
about. Not fur from the house stood a
stout flag-staff a foot and a half through,
of solid teukwood, toward this he was
gradually moving, whirling tho snake
faster and faster. When he was within
twenty five of it, it dawned upon the
few spectators what he was about to do.
Thisv was to strike the head of
the reptile against the pole. Nearer
he came, whirling faster and faster
until Uie repine biikju uui mm; n niuji
lash, and then, with a quick step for
ward, he brought the head of the ani
mal ngainst the wood with a crushing
sound. He released his hold, and the
great reptile doubled up in convulsive
folds, digging up the earth and sending
clouds of dust into the air, finally drop
ping limp and lifeless. One thing was
evident, there was the ghost.
Sun Dried Fruit.
San Jose N'cnx.
A few years ago, it was thought
that fruit could not bo properly
cured except by the aid of expen
sive evaporators and other machinery,
with the additional outlay nece-sary
to operate it. Since it has been dem
onstrated that sun-dried fruit is supe
rior to that, dried In evaporators, the
expense has been reduced to a very in
Tho crusade against gin and guile goes
merrilr on in the wild and woolly
West, "Missouri being the last State to
suffer from the rabid form of in
sanity which seizes upon the
strong-minded female who is incon
sistent enough to believe that one form
of intemperance is to be put down by
another, and who breaks laws and beer
barrels with equal enthusiasm. Palatka,