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ABILENE REFLECTOR
-PCBLISHED BY
BEELP.CTOB PUBLISHING COMPANY,
CURRENT COMMENT.
CorxT Heubekt Bissiakck lias been
appointed German Minister of Foreign
Affairs.
The Government has purchased $3,
775, G50 bonds under the recent circular
at a savin r of interest of $365,984.
The Gatling Gun Company, with a
capital of 800.000 subscribed in Lon
don, has been formed -with the object
of transacting the business of the gun
trust in the Eastern hemisphere. Earl
De Grey has been elected chairman of
the company.
A physician recommends that all
the wood used in the interior construc
tion of houses and all the plain sur
faces of plaster should be thoroughly
oiled or varnished so that the power- of
absorption of foul air and gases should
be destroved.
A pitched battle between Mexican
troops and Yaqui Indians took place in
Sonora a few days ago, resulting in the
defeat of the Indians with seventeen
Wiled and a large number wounded.
The Mexicans had one man killed and
several wounded.
A cable message lias been received
at the Department of Statu from Min
ister MrLane, at Paris, announcing
the release of Fruchicr and Arbios,
two naturalized American citizens
who were held by the French Govern
ment for military services.
The Senate bill authorizing the Chi
cago. Oquawka & Kansas City Short
Line Railway Company to build a
bridge across the Mississippi at or near
the city of Oquawka, Henderson Coun
t 111., has been favorably reported by
the House Committee on Commerce.
The Winnipeg correspondent of the
St. Paul 1'ionccr Press reports renewed
apprehension in the Saskatchewan re
gion of an Indian uprising north of
the Saskatchewan. It is feared that
the Indians in the Saskatchewan val
ley would join any outbreak that might
be made.
General Boclangek gave his po
litical banquet in Paris on the 27th.
General Boulanger and Count Dillon
arrived at seven o'clock. The crowd
soon swelled to an- enormous size, en
tirely stopping traffic, and there were
frequent shouts of "Vive Boulanger1'
and "A bas Ferry."
A largely attended and very bril
liant reception was tendered the other
evening at the Union League Club, by
the Red Cross Society of Philadelphia,
to Clara Barton, president of the Na
tional Red Cross organization. The
army, navy, judiciary and the medical
fraternity were well represented.
.: It has been discovered that the Bur
" ling & Quincy road has violated the
terms of the recent passenger and
freight agreement in making a circus
contract at a less rate than that fixed.
This nullifies the agreement and leaves
the various roads free to make such
rates on circus transportation as they
choose.
An.MiKALKuANTZ.Minister of Marine,
will introduce a bill in the French
Chamber of Deputies asking for a
credit of 62,000,000 francs to be ex
pended upon defense works at Brest,
Cherbourg and Toulon. The Minister
proposes that the money be provided
b a series of credits covering a period
of eight j'ears.
All the papers in connection with
the consolidation of the Kansas City,
Fort Scott & Gulf anil the Kansas City,
Springfield & Memphis have been filed
in the different States. The Gulf road
is now a thing of the past; hereafter it
will be known as the Kansas Citj Fort
Scott & Memphis. A new board will
be elected about May 13.
The entire Texas Congressional
delegation, headed by Senator Coke,
called upon President Cleveland re
cently and presented an invitation to
attend, with Mrs. Cleveland, the open
ing .and dedication of the new State
Gapitol at Austin. The President said
lie could not give a definite answer,
but might possibly be able to go to
Austin.
The security holders of the Missouri,
Kansas & Texas road have issued a re
ply to Jay Gould's letter. They de
clare that Mr. Gould's statement that
the Missouri, Kansas & Texas owes the
Missouri Pacific over 1,000000 is a pe
culiar one and does not agree with the
facts, shown by the relative earnings
of the road. They do not outline what
action they will tike.
The friends of the Stewart bill to
pension the widow of the late Chief
Justice Waite, have about given up all
hope of passing the measure. It is as
serted there is no precedent for such a
pension act, and for this reason par
ticularly the sentiment in both the
House and Senate seems to be decided
ly against it. The bill is in the Senate
Committee but it is not likely that it
"will be even reported.
The Postmaster-General has com
pleted arrangements with the Postmaster-General
of Canada establishing
a uniform rate of postage of one cent
per ounce on all merchandise, includ
ing grains, seeds, cuttings, bulbs, scions
and all grafts, and one cent per two
ounces of printed matter in the mails
exchanged between the two countries
and now known as third class matter
in the domestic mails of this country.
v Maxt of theleadingimporters, man
ufacturers andmerchantsln the woolen
goods trade met at New York on the
24th and organized an association.
The. scope of the association is to reg
ulate terms and discount in the sale of
goods, and it is probable that prices to
jobbers and the retail trade will be
greatly advanced. The new organiza
tion, it is said, will take the form of a
trust, efforts being made to compel all
dealers to enter the combination.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Gleaned by Telegraph and MaD.
COXGEESSIONAI-
Ik the Senate on the 23d the House bill to
prohibit the making of books or pools on trot
ting or running races, foot racing or base
ball in the District of Columbia was
passed; also the House bill for the sale of
certain New York Indian lands in Kansas. The
Intemational.Copyright bill was then discussed
until adjournment The House passed
the bill giving a pension of ?73 per month to the
widow of General Ricketts. Under the call of
States bills and resolutions were introduced.
The balance of the day was given to the con
sideration of the River and Harbor bill in Com
mittee of the Whole.
After clearing away some unimportant
business on the 24th the Senate resumed con
iideratio i of the International Copyright bill,
which, after debate, was laid over. After the
passage of several bills of a private and local
nature and an executive session the Senate ad
journed In the House the Committee on
Elections reported on the Frank-Glover contest
from St. Louis in favor of Mr. Glover. The
House then, in Committee of the Whole, re
sumed consideration of the Tariff bill. Mr.
McMillin, of Tennessee, spoke in favor and Mr.
Burrows, of Michigan, against the bilL When
the ceenmittee rose the House adjourned.
In the Senate on the 25th a resolution
was adopted calling for copies of the reports of
Special Agents Beecher and Tingle as to the
alleged smuggling of opium from British Colum
bia. The motion to refer the President's
message was then taksn up and Mr. Voor
hees addressed the Senate at length. At
the close of his address the conference
report on the joint resolution for a conference
of the American nations was non-concurred in
and a new conference ordered As soonas the
House met it went into Committee of the
Whole on the Tariff bill, and was addressed by
Messrs. Bynum, of Indiana, and Dockery, of
Missouri, In support of the measure. A night
session was held and the debate on the bill con
tinued. At the conclusion of the morning hour in
the Senate oa the 26th Mr. Ingalls took the floor
and gave notice that on Tuesdry he would reply
to some remark? of Senator Vorhees in his
speech of the day before. The conference re
port on the joint resolution to take part in the
international exposition at Paris in 16S0 was
agieedto. The Senate then resumed consider
ation of the Railroad Land Forfeiture bill,
which was finally laid aside, and
bills passed granting the right of way to
the Kansas City & Pacific railroad through the
Indian Territory; appropriating 8103,00) addi
tional to the public building at WicMta, Kan.,
and granting the Kansas Valley railroad the
right of way through the Fort Riley reservation.
Adjourned until Monday ...In the House the
Senate bill passed for the relief of the Omaha
tribe of Indians in Nebraska and to extend the
time of payment to purchasers of lands from
the Indians. The remainder of the day was
given to debate on the Tariff bill.
Tun Senate was not in session on the 27th
Soon after the House met debate on the
Tariff bill was resumed and continued into
the evening session, at which seventeen pension
bills passed.
PKKSONAI. AND POLITICAL.
Loni) Wolseley, at a banquet to Sir
John Pender in London recently, disap
proved the present army and navy system,
which he said would sooner or later land
the country in disaster. Undoubtedly the
reason for this could be found in the
system of government by party, the curse
of modern England, which, he said, was
sapping the manly honesty formerly char
acteristic of her statesmen.
Judge Samuel D. Lecompte died in Kan
sas City, Mo., on the 24th, in his seventy
fourth year. He was appointed Chief Jus
tice of Kansas by President Pierce, and
presided at the constitutional convention
held at Lecompton, which place was named
after him.
The International Copyright bill was
again before the Senate on the 24th and
went over. The House had the Tariff bill
under discussion.
The body of ex-Governor John T. Hoff
man arrived at Now York ou the 24th on
the steamer Fulda, of tho North German
Lloyd's line.
The Queen of England arrived at Char
lottcnburg on the morning of the 24th and
immediately visited the sick Emperor of
Germany. The latter rallied somewhat
after the interview, but relapsed again at
night.
The British Parliament has refused to
pass the Irish County Government bill to
second reading.
Coxflictiko reports were current on the
25th regarding Hon. J. G. Blame's health.
Walker Blaino emphatically denied that
his father was in any way sick, and said
that he went to Europe for pleasure and
not for the benefit of his health.
The Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and
Arizona Republican conventions have
chosen Blaiue delegates. The Texas dele
gation will stand divided.
Parkelj. recently expressed himself as
confident of Irish home rule in the near
future.
Emperor Frederick was reported much
better by his physicians on tho 28th. His
appetite was returning and his recovery
was thought probable.
Queek Victoria left Berlin for London
on the 2Gth.
Tnn Indiana Democrats have nominated
Courtland M. Matson for Governor. Gray
was indorsed for tho Vice-Presidency.
Hekrt George advocates Grover Cleve
land for President and Roger Q. Mills for
Vice-President.
The Servian ministry resigned on the
27th. but a new one was at once formed.
The birthday of the late General TJ. S.
Grant was celebrated in New York and
other cities on the 27th.
Prikce Bismarck has declined the title
of Duke on the ground that he is not in a
position to support the dignity.
MISCEXiANEOTJS.
The directors of the Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul Railway Company have elected
General Manager Roswcll Miller president
to succeed the late Alexander MitchelL
F. B. Blake & Co., coal commission mer
chants of New York, have made an assign
ment Liabilities, ?100,0J0 to 5150,000, of
which a considerable portion is said to be
due to banks which hold the firm's paper.
The high school building and the Unitar
ian Church at Concord, N. H., were en
tirely destroyed by fire recently. All the
children escaped in safety. The loss was
S70.000.
Johk TnonKWALD, a prosperous farmer
living near Bismarck, Dak., claims to have
found very rich ore near the surface at a
point within twenty miles of Bismarck,
Dak.
Tnn Manitoban Government is negotiat
ing for a loan or 51,500,000 to complete the
Red River Valley road and cover the
deficit,
Bt a fire in a boarding house on Twenty
eighth street, New York, the other morn
ing four servants were badly hurt.
Tee machine and pattern shop of the
Delamater iron works in New York were
burned recently; loss 5100,000.
Serious prairie fires are reported at sev
eral places in Manitoba.
Ik a quarrel at Dickinson, Dak., tho
other day over a game of poker, Jasper
Holtz was shot and killed by Frank Chase.
Two deputy sheriffs of Socorro County,
N. M., who bad been- on the trail of Joe
Atkins and Frank Porter for two days,
came up with them near San Jose on'the
24th, when a regular pitched battle en
sued, in which Porter was killed and At
kins captured.
A tokkado, the second one this year,
struck Pratt, Kan., on the evening of the
26th. Mrs. William Fisher was killed and
many others seriously hurt. j
Mlle. Deco (Miss. Annie Wilson) had a
terrible fall from a slack wire at Stcuben
ville, O., recently, during a performance,
the apparatus giving way. She was fatally
injured.
Besjamik S. Robbiks, the assistant
United States district attorney at Denver,
CoL, recently attempted suicide by jabbing
a knife in his neck. He was in a lit of de
lirium at the time. He was from Kentucky,
where he had been a State Senator.
Clarke, Radcliffo & Co., dry goods com
mission merchants, of New York, have
failed with liabilities estimated at 5300,000.
The contention over the foreign flag Issue
in New York City was removed to Albany,
where a bill was introduced m tho As
sembly making it a misdemeanor to raise
any foreign flag upon any building owned
by the State or by any city or village
therein. The bill created a heated discus
sion and was voted down 104 to 40.
The Atlantic engine works at East Bos
ton were burned recently. Loss heavy.
A dispatch from Nancy says a riot broke
out there on the 2Gth, a mob of Boulanger
ists attacking the students' clubs with
stones and other missiles. A number of
policemen were injured before quiet was
restored.
The Bank of Antigo (Wis.) was robbed
of 56,000 the other day by some unknown
person, who went into the back door while
the cashier was at dinner.
Dr. McMaster, a veterinary surgeon,
was fined in Washington recently for
"docking" two horses' tails belonging to
attaches of the British Legation.
Judge Greshast, at Milwaukee on the
27th, decided the suit of the heirs of the
late S. S. Merrill, general manager of the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road,
against C. H. Price, for an accounting in
connection with Colorado land transactions
in Minnesota and Dakota, involv ing profits
supposed to be in the neighborhood of 51,
000.000. The decision was in favor of the
defendant.
Ak explosion that pitched seventy people
into the air, throwing ono man fifty feet,
wrecked seventeen large plate glass win
dows, ruined $35,000 worth of clothing, dam
aged a building $15,000 and caused a stam
pede of hundreds of people from the upper
stories of tall buildings, occurred in a base
ment on State and Jackson streets, Chi
cago, the other night. The explosion was
caused by two workmen, who had broken
a gas main without knowing it. No one
was killed.
Cektral Citt, Dak., has been destroyed
by fire. Loss, 5250,000.
The chemical paint factory of Henry
Woods, Son & Co., at Lake Crossing, near
Natick, Mass., was destroyed by fire the
other morning. The loss was over 5150,000 ;
insured.
Walter and Jane Messick, living near
Paris, Ark., were poisoned recently by
eating wild onions. The girl died.
Ak immense forest fire was reported
razing at Big Nose along the line of the
New York Central railroad, licking up trees
and shrubbery. Farmers were fighting
for their homes with doubtful success. The
fire was started by sparks from a passing
locomotive.
The cannon ball train on the Burlington
& Missouri River railroad was wrecked
near Alma, Neo., on the 27th. Two pas
sengers were killed and quite a number in
jured. Tho mail and express cars with
their contents were consumed.
TnE sawmills of the Ft- Madison (Iowa)
Lumber Company were destroyed by tire
on the 27th. Loss, 515,000.
Tue American flint glassworks strike
has been settled in a conference at Now
York.
Twektt survivors of tho great Sultana
explosion of April 26, 1865, in which 1,700
Union soldiers lost their lives, held a re
union at Hillsdale, Mich., on the 26th.
TnE Pope has issued a decree condemn
ing the plan of campaign and boycotting in
Ireland. The Nationalists declared they
would treat It with contempt.
There was an unusually large attend
ance at the President's reception on the
27th. Included In tho throng were dole
gates to a religious convention, the Boston
base-ball team, many of the ballet of a
theatrical troupe and most of the chorus of
an opera company. A religious crank who
informed tho ushers that he was "owned
by God and the Bible" was denied admit
tance. Six murderers were executed on the
27th, all for separate crimes three at Fort
Smith, Ark., one at Anderson, S. C, one at
Orangeburg, S. C, and one at Leonard
town, Md. Five of tho culprits were ne
groes. Akarciiist Parsons' old paper, the
Alarm, of Chicago, has suspended publica
tion. Business failures (Dun's report) for the
seven days ended April 26 numbered for
the United States, 193; Canada, 30; total,
223; compared with 105 tho previous week
and 191 tho corresponding week of last
year.
Near Richmond, Ky., the other day
Arch Stolta, a farmer, committed suicide
by taking "Rough on Rats." His brother
William, seeing the corpse, took the re
mainder of the poison, leaving a note say
ing he wished both to be buried in the
same coffin.
Two convicts in the penitentiary at Jef
fersonville, Ind., were terribly burned by
molten iron recently while attending to a
cupola.
Whitelet, a notorious desperado and
train robber, has been captured near
Libertyville, Tex., by officers arter a brief
fight.
Two cistern cleaners of St Louis were
found dead in a cistern recently, having
been suffocated by choke damp.
ADDITIONAL DISPATCHES.
TntRK was a wreck on the Pennsylvania
& New York, near Olean, N. Y.. recently,
resulting in the serious injury of about
twenty passengers.
Clearing house roturns for week ended
April 2S, show d an average decrease of
2.6 compared with the corresponding week
of last year. In New York the decrease
was 3.3.
Three women and a man were drownd
by the upsetting of a canoe in the Stillagna
marsh, Washington Territory.
Three men, names unknown, were upset
in a boat at Detroit, Mich., recently ,and
drowned.
The floor of a building at Rushylvania,
O.. gave way during a school exhibition re
cency and 400 persons were precipitated to
the basement. Two persons were killed
and ten seriously injured.
The South End Bank at Columbus, O.,
has suspended, supposed temporarily.
A petition to Governor Oglesby, asking
for the pardon of Anarchists Ficlden,
Schwab and Neebe, now imprisoned in tho
Jollet penitentiary, is to bo circulated by
certain labor organizations of Chicago.
The Senate wa3 not in session on the
2Sth. The House contined tho discussion
on the Tariff bill.
Tun steamship Yorktown and a dyna
mite cruiser were launched at Cramp's
ship-yard, Philadelphia, on the 28th.
The ship Smyrna was sunk in a collision
with the steamer Motto in the English
channel off the Isle of Wight on the 29th.
Thirteen persons were drowned.
The London money market was quiet
and prices firm during the week ended
April 2Sth. The German bourses wcro
steady. Tho Paris Bourse was dult with
prices steady.
A f.rs occurred on the 23th in tho build
ing 403 and 4C5 Bedford avenue, Brooklyn.
Edward Smith, owner of the building, lost
540,000; Mr. Stovers, dry goods, 5100,000.
Other losses amounted to 5C0.00O.
Heavt rains or the 2Sth caused serious
overflows in North Texa3 and the Indian
Territory.
Mexican troops have had two more en
gagements with Yaqui Indians. In the
Tejibampo mountains twenty-one Indians
were killed, and near Agua Calientc seven
were killed and fourteen taken prisoners.
It is stated that the action of tho Propa
ganda of the Holy See regarding Ireland
was taken spontaneously and not at all at
the suggestion of any representative of the
English Government! The Pope approved
the Congregation's action without in any
way entering into tho penaing political
questions between England and Ireland.
The Weser Zeitung reports that Kuntz
and Tappenbeck's expedition to the interior
of the Cameroons (Africa) was recently at
tacked by natives and that two officers
were severely wounded.
Edgar Slide, nged soventy-five years,
and William McClellan, his grandson,
aged three years, were recently found
burned to death. They lived on a farm
about three miles from Chatham, Ont., and
it was supposed they were out burning
brush.
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
Capital Kemorat.
The Capital Removal convention was
held at Abilene on the 24th, according to
announcement. Dr. Hodge called the con
vention to order and Hon. Harri-on Kelley
was chosen as chairman. Resolutions were
adopted, the preamble to which recited that
when the State was admitted the sixth
principal meridian was supposed to be and
would continue the western boundary;
that the boundary has since been moved
westward to Colorado; that this portion of
the State now contains a population four
times greater than the State contained
when Topeka was made the capital; and
believing that the people who located pub
lic institutions twenty-fivo years ago and
shaped the institutions of the State, had
but an imperfect knowledge of the possi
bilities of tho future and what Kansas
would be to-day; that the mistakes of a
lew early settlers should now be remodeled ;
therefore it was resolved by the convention
to oppose any future appropriations by the
Legislature for erecting public, institu
tions, including work on the State
bouse, and while favoring the main
tenance of the institutions where
at present located, yet the adoption
of a new policy was recommended "com
mensureate with our new growth, present
and future importance, aud that on this
line we ask all of Central and Western
Kansas to unite with us in the work of
duplicating every one of the present Stato
institutions, locating the new buildings
most advantageously to the interests of the
State among tho several towns of Central
and Western Kansas, aud the State capital
at somo suitable central point to be deter
mined by the ballots of the people of the
State." The resolutions, after rehearsing
the -wonderful development of the State,
declared that "if we build a city on Kansas
soil for Kansas business, we must get
from beneath the shadow of the great
commercial center on Missouri soil into
which the wealth of Kansas has been
poured for a quarter of a century," and
that centers should be chosen for the great
lines of roads at which to build up a great
city and capital worthy of a great State,
and further calling upon the peopie of
Central and Western Kansas to unite in
this work, and finally recommending that
a convention bo held at an early date after
the November election of all members and
Senators elect to the Legislature in sym
pathy with the resolutions, the time and
place of meeting to bd named by an execu
tive committee appointed.
fllitccllnneous.
Hekrt Hekan, a farmer living near Six
Mile, Wyandotte County, drowned himself
tho other day in a pond while temporarily
insane. Mr. Henan was suffering from a
severe attack of pneumonia. He became
delirious and walked out of the house.
Three hours later his body was found in a
pond a short distance away. Henan was
sixty-three years old and one of the mest
prominent farmers in tho county.
The son of a Shawnee County farmer
was recently fined ono dollar and costs,
517.95 in all, for cruelly beating a young
calf.
Walter Treadwell, the Southern Kan
sas cattle king, was recently tried at An
thony for tho killing of George Clarke, his
former partner, aud accuitted. Treadwell
proved to the satisfaction of tho jury that
Clarke had led Mrs. Treadwell astray and
that tho shooting was committed in the
heat of passion caused by his wrongs.
A fire in the paint shop of the Santa
Fc shops at Topeka recently destroyed a
lot of second-hand material and seriously
jeopardized the main buildings.
The soldiers'home at Leavenworth is to
have a new library building, 4Sx94 feet,
at a cost of 512,000. The money to carry
out this project is part of a bequest left
by Mr. Ward, of England, who died re
cently and left a sum of money to be de
voted to such purposes in America.
Ik the claim of Joseph Richard, of Kan
sas, amounting to 55,250, for depredations
committed in 1S60 by Kiowa Indians, the
Secretary of the Interior finds tho loss
sustained to be 51,750, and has authorized
that amount to be allowed in full satisfac
tion of the claim.
Attorney General .Bradford has re
ceived tho following list of Leavenworth
social clubs which have taken out Govern
ment permits to sell intoxicating liquors:
Merchants, Bucktails, League, Massasoit,
North Leavenworth, National, South End,
Leavenworth Amusement, Commercial,
Fellow Workmen Union and U. Know. The
Attorney-General said that it was his in
tention to at once institute legal proceed
ings against these organizations for the
violation of tho Prohibitory law.
Enoch Chase, ono of the founders of
Topeka, died in that city the other day at
tho age of sixty-three j'ears.
The Ellsworth Mining Company recently
struck salt in a second well.
A late storm at Pratt demolished a
number of houses. William Fisher's resi
dence was destroyed and his wife fatally
injured.
Emil LiKnAS, a Leavenworth coachman,
recently suicided by shooting himself. No
cause known.
Secretary Vilas is reported as saying
that he knows from the President himsclt
that the Garden City and Lamed land
offices will not be consolidated.
The Republican convention of tho First
District recently met at Leavenworth and
unanimously renominated Hon. E. N.
Morrill for Congress. Cy. L land, of
Doniphan and James M. Graybill, of
Leavenworth, were chosen delegates to the
Chicago convention, and Lon .W. Robinson
district Presidential Elector.
GoverkorMartik has issued a proclama
tion raising the quarantine against Cook
County (I1L) cattle.
Odd Fellows of the State generally cele
brated the sixty-ninth anniversary of tho
Order on the 20th.
The residence of James McLaughlin, at
Topeka, was burned tho other day and his
daughter Mary, aged six years, aud Annie
Evan, a domestic, nineteen years old,
were burned to death in the building, and
Mrs. McLaughlin was also seriously
burned. The fire was caused by tho ex
plosion of gasoline while lighting a vapor
stove.
A human skull has been excavated near
Garden City, at a depth of 135 feet. It was
in a good state of preservation.
Kiksley has discovered a new source of
wealth in its water power, which is said to
possess a force equivalent to that of 3,500
horses.
Westerk Kansas booms.
John Mann ax, twenty years old, a brake
man on the Missouri Pacific road, was
killed at the foot of Armstrong street in
Kansas City, Kan., at nine o'clock the
other night by a north-bound freight train.
Mannax was riding on the train and in
some manner was thrown upon the tracks
and killed instantly. Tho train proceeded
north and when about two miles out of tho
city the brakeman was missed.
Judge S. D. Lecompte, one of the prom
inent figures in Kansas during the exciting
times immediately preceding the rebellion,
died at the residence of his son in Kansas
City, Mo., on tho 24th, at the age of seventy-four
years.
The post-offices at George, Pawnee Coun
ty, and Newbury, Wabaunsee County, have
been discontinued.
Patents issued to Kansas inventors for
the week ended April 20: Metallic shingle,
Edgar E. Barker, Junction City; saw
jointer, Charles R. Black, Topeka; mill
feed, Gottlieb Heller, Dillon; vapor burner,
Edward G. Martin, Concordia; rotary
engine, James E. Snovely, Chetopa; line
protector, Frank C York, Salina.
Fred Cakn and Lon Cose, were recently
fined and given thirty days in jail at
Wellington for violating the Prohibitory
law. Their stock of liquors, making a full
dray load, was publicly destroyed on a
prominent street by the sheriff In front of
an admiring and enthusiastic crowd of
citizens.
Two miners by the name of Cook were
recently killed in the lead mints at 'Galena.
FALLING FL00ES:
The Second Story of a Building
Gives Way With Four Hun
dred People. j
Two Killed and Ten Seriously Injured
A Train Wrecked Twenty Per-.
sons Injured.
High Water in Texas Four Persons
Drowned in Washington Territory and
Three at Detroit.
Bellefoktaike, O., April 29. At Rush
sylvania, Friday night, a jschool exhibition
was in progress in Brockerman's Hall, in
the second story of a brick building. The
hall seated about 400 people, and was
crowded to its utmost capacity. Suddenly
the floor gave way in tho center, and the
entire audience went down a distance of
twenty feet. Mrs. J. E. Alexander, wife
of the minister, and Miss Garwood,
of Belief on taine, were killed. Those
seriously injured are: Harvey Sel
ders, both legs and one arm broken with
other injuries; James Johnson, badly hurt,
was taken homo insensible; Mrs. Frank
McCulloch, badly hurt; Mrs. Drum, sup
posed to be dying; Mrs. Waitwright, not
expected to live; Walker Lewis, one leg
broken; Mrs. William McCulloch, badly
hurt; a little babe of Mrs. Coombs, badly
hurt; Judge Seiders' two children, of
Ridgeway, badly hurt. Probably fifty oth
ers are more or less seriousiy injured. The
walls did not fall in. A number of women
and children were taken out, some unhurt,
with their clothing torn completely off.
HEAVY RAINS IK TEXAS.
Fort Worth, Tex., April 80. In North
and Northwest Texas for a distance of 200
miles from hero heavy rains have fallen
and all streams are high. An excursion
train on the St. Louis, Arkansas & Texas,
with twenty people, including J. St.
Koslowsky, of St. Louis, the general land
agent, and Chief Engineer Hinckley, bare
ly missed being wrecked at Marine bridge,
the h'gh water having carried the founda
tion away from the supports. As the train
crossed, the bridge swerved to one side
throwingtho wheels from the rails but tho
engineer pulled over on the ties in safety
and after a short delay the train went on.
A dispatch from Gainesville says: The
heaviest rain storm that ever visited North
Texas and the Chickasaw Natiou com
menced falling Saturday afternoon and
continued with unabated fury. All rail
road communication was cut off from the
east, west and north. One mile of tho
track of tho Santa Fe in the Chickasaw
Nation near Dougherty station has been
entirely washed away by the Washita
river, while noar by a land side from the
Arbuckle mountains had covered up sev
eral hundred feet of track. From what in
formation can be gathered from the coun
try tho crops havo sustained great damage
and fences, houses and crops situated in
the bottom lands have been swept away
like magic The Red river is higher than
ever known and is submerging tho wholo
adjacent country. No loss of life has been
reported so far.
TRAIN WRECK.
Oleak, N. Y., April 3). A passenger
train on tho New York & Pennsylvania
railway was wrecked near White House,
ten miles east of here yesterday morning
by the spreading of the rails, and the mail
nnd baggage car and two passenger
coaches, containing about forty passen
gers, rolled down a twenty foot embank
ment. No one was killed outright, but
somo of tho injured will die. The injured
are: Captain C. G. Thing, or Olean, badly
bruised and injured internally; J. J. Smith,
of Bath, badly cut and spine injured, re
covery doubtful; Mrs. O. W. Wheaton, of
Allegheny, injured internally, recovery
doubtful; Mrs. Goodsell, or Cedars
port, Pa, intornal injuries and head
cut, may not recover; George
Stevens, of South Wales, arm
broken; Kate Smith, of Port Allegheny,
Pa, head and back injured seriously; Ella
Adams, of Duke Center, Pa, head aud
side badly cut and bruised; Mary Dorrick,
of Smithport, Pa, injured on head aud
side; Mrs. B. Jacharien, of Emporia, Fa.,
head aud limbs soriously cut; John Keefe,
of Buffalo, shoulder broken; William Was
son, of Buffalo, badly cut about head and
arms; Con Downs, a brakeman, both legs
crushed; Mrs. O'Hara, of College Grove,
Pa, internal injuries, recovery doubtful;
Mr. O'Hara and his child, seriously bruised
nnd cut; Postal Clerk Charles Keenan, of
this city, urm broken, and Vern CovilL, H.
Hutchinson, Eugene Dean and F. McGiunis,
of this city, slightly injured.
THEE MBK DKOWKED.
Detroit, Mich., April 30. Saturday
morniug the pleasant weather attracted
many people to the river, and for the first
time this season a large number of boats
were let. Soon after noon the weather
changed, blowing half a gale. Thomas
Jardine and two companions who wero
fighting their way across the river in a
skiff, report that when about half way over
a small boat containing three men upset at
a distance of 150 yards from them, drifted
a short distance and sank, and nothing
could be seen of the men. If Jardine and
his companions tell the truth the three men
were drowned. Tho former reached shore
drenched and exhausted, and at once told
the story.
FOUR PERSON'S DROWKED.
Portland, Ore., April 29. Lillie Wheel
er, aged eighteen; Annie Thompson, aged
sixteen; Ellen Aldridge, aged seventeen,
and J. R. Vance, aged forty, were drowned
yesterday in the Stillagna marsh, in Wash
ington Territory, near the town of Stan
wood, by tho capsizing of their canoe.
boilers explode.
Lawrence, Mass., April 29. Yesterday
morning the boilers of the Russell Paper
Company, used to boil rags, exploded. Mi:
cbael Melvin and Robert Evans were blown
through the walls, which were partially
demolished. Melvin is badly scalded and
will probably die. Evans' injuries are not
serious.
CAUGHT IN THE BELTING.
Kansas City, Mo., April 29. George
Reimer met with a terrible death at. tho
Zenith mills, corner of First street and
Troost avenue, at S:25 o'clock yesterday
morning. Reimer was oiler of the mills,
and entered the basement to oil some ma
chinery, when ho was caught in the belt
ing and mangled to death.
A Detroit special to tho N. Y. Herald
recites the following remarkable story:
Detectives claim to have information that
no less than seventeen women claim a man
named Brown ;is husband, but they are as
yet unable to lay their hands on him and
confront him with the numerous Mrs.
Brown. His latest victim is an intelligent
German girl named Annie Winter, twenty
years old, and until just before her mar
riago was a cook at No. 4S4 Woodward
aveuue. Sho says that sho saw an adver
tisement in one of the English papers
here for a housekeeper and sent an
answer to the address given. Four weeks
ago the man Brown called at the house
to see her. He told her his wife and fam
ily were dead and engaged her. He prom
wed Miss Winter three dollars a week
and every comfort to becomo his house
keeper. Next day be wrote her that he
was terribly struck with her: that out oi
the twenty-five applications he had received
he liked her best, and asked her to marry
him. The deluded girl wrote him that shs
would do so if ho convinced her she could
trust him. He answered that ho would
always love her, etc.. and the following
Saturday evening, when ho asked her in
person to marry him, she accepted: "I con
sented." said she, "because he seemed to
me to be such a good man." A week later
thoy were married, and last Monday he de
sertod hor. He borrowed three hundred
dollars of hor small savings and stole all
her jewelry when ho left Sho does not
now think '-he is such a good man."
THE BLALOCK GANG.
Commencement ot the Trial at Colnmbus,
Kan. Jonathan Blalock'a Krldence.
Columbus. Kan., April 27. Dan Fry and
Grant Alley, members of tho Fry-Blalock-Alley
gang, were placed on trial yester
day, when their counsel entered a plea of
burglary in the second degree and they
were remanded for sentence.
Fred Fry and Alexander Fry, upon being
brought before the court entered a plea of
not guilty, and a j-iry was impaneled for
the trial of Fred Fry, the case or Alex
ander Fry being continued to another day
oT the term.
The coses of Jonathan and William Bla
lock, for the murder of David Gordon, will
be the last reached, as their testimony will
be necessary to establish tho guilt of Fred
and Alexander Fry and their father and
mother, and Andy and Helen Fry.
When Jonathan Blalock was introduced
on the part or the State In the case or Fred
Fry the most eager interest was manirost
by tho crowd anxious to see the famous
leader of tho ganj also to hear if ha would
confirm his confession made at the coroner's
inquest. He stated on the night of the
robbery at Crestline the gang, including
Fred Fry, met on the railroad without any
fixed purpose of where they were going:
that their purpose was to go to Smithfiold
and rob the postrOfilco and store, but, for
some cause concluded to stop at Crestline.
They broke a hand car loose at the Colum
bus section house and rods over to Crest
line on it, attempted to break into
tho store, but were fired upon, then
broke into the depot and got a box
of garden seeds and some apples. He said
their intention before starting was to mako
a haul of some kind. That Fred Fry did
not often go with tho gang. He thinks
this was the only time he over went with
them. Fred did not break into the depot,
but stood ou guard. The seeds were loaded
on the hand car and taken to Columbus,
and given to the Fry boys, who took them
home.
SINGULAR EXPLOSION.
TerrlOo Go Bxploalon lit Chicago Seventy
Men Blown Up But None Killed.
Chicago, April 27. An explosion that
pitched seventy people into the air, throw
ing one man fifty feet, wrecked seventeen
large plate glass windows, ruined $35,000
worth of clothing, damaged a building $15.
000 aud caused a stampede of hundreds of
people from the upper stories of tall build
ings, occurred in tho basement on State
and Jackson streets last evening. Queer
enough, no ono was killed, although two
or three may be fatally injured. Two
workmen were drilling a holo across tho
street from the basemnut to mako a con
duit for electric light wires and accident
ally punctured a gas maiu. They lit a
caudle to see what was the matter with
tho drill, and the next instant they and
seventy odd clerks and customers, in the
clothing storo overhead, tho massive plato
glass front and great piles of ready made
clothing were mixed up in an almost Inex
tricable mass with broken timbers and
falling plaster, while people for blocks
around thought an earthquake had oc
curred, and rushed to tho scene. The fire
was quickly extinguished by the depart
ment. The workmen In the basement
were found to be very badly injured and
three or four clerks in tho storo abovo
were injured internally. One of them,
George Dunlop, when tho explosion oc
curred, was standing on a hot air register
and was thrown fully fifty feet, landing
on a pile of goods. His back is badly in
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ANOTHER CYCLONE.
I'ratt, Kan., Hub Another Visitation From
the Storm Klnc
Pratt, Kan., April 27. The severest
hail, rain and thunder storm, accompanied
by lightning, ever known in this section,
visited this unfortunate little city yester
day afternoon. Bolts of lightning re
sembling pillars of fire swept from sky to
earth, emitting deafening roars of thunder.
One flash struck the blacksmith shop of P.
Edigo, tearing off the roof and completely
demolishing tho building. At five o'clock
a cyclone came from the south, and was
viewed by the terrified people us it swayed
and tossed its black columus. Women be
came panic stricken, and ran through the
streets with children In their arms wild
with fright and shrieking for help. The
cyclone spared the eastern edge of the
town, a portion thinly populated, and
passed in n northerly direction, demolish
ing several houses and barns. William
Fisher's residence was torn to splinters
and scattered for half a milo. His wife
was picked out of tho ruins and fatally in
jured. A number of others, including
William Breer, Davo Small. Mrs. Howell
and others were injured by flying timbor3
and debris. This is the secoud cyclone
that has visited this unfortunate town this
spring.
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FREDERICK MUCH BETTER.
Favorable Slims Present Themelve Ulgu
Compliment to Dr. Mackenzie.
Berlin, April 27. A bulletin issued yes
terday morning says : "The Emperor slept
well last night. His fever is very slight
and his eencral condition begins to im
prove." At noon his appetite was improv
ing and his general condition was satis
factory. During the day the Emperor was
out of bed four hours and his temperature
was almost normal. His sense of taste,
which he lost during the critical period, has
returned, and this is regarded as an ex
ceptionally favorable sign. He seems bet
ter in every respect. The physicians arc
of the opinion that the crisis has passed.
The Emperor discussed affairs of State
with Generals Von Schellendorff and Von
Albedyll. Profs. Bergmann and Leyden
signed tho bulletins. Prof. Lsyden, on
talking of Dr. Mackenzie to a fnend, said
that no doctor could have treated the Em
peror in a more humane or skillful maauer.
Murdered by Vigilante.
Belvidere, Kan., April 20. The murder
of W. E. Ashley and Eugene Grove, of this
place, in the Indian Territory bas been con
firmed. They hired a team to go to tho
Nation on a hunting and prospecting
tour. Near Englewood, L T.,
they were met by vigilantes, who
took Grove, and without warning, hanged
him to a sapling. Ashley drew bis Win
chester and opened fire. They murdered
him at once, fifteen balls piercing his body
They had two women companions, and
what has become of them and the bodies
can not be conjectured. Sheriff Olcsen
says he can not find a traco of them.
Died From a Blow.
jErrERSOK City, Mo., April 2G. A tie
rafter, named Sommers, died at Osage
City, eight miles below here, this morning,
under peculiar circumstances. He was on
a tie raft with two other parties, and, ac
cording to the story of h.s companion, a
sparring match was arranged Sunday, and
Sommers received a blow on the side of tho
nead from which he did not recover. He
was left at Osage City last night, and his
companions proceeded on down without
any further explanation. Captain C. S.
Robey, an old river man, found Sommers
in a dying condition, and telegraphed to
this city for Dr. N. De IVyL who went
down on the night train, but Sommers was
,fast dying. Ho never recovered.
Mining Town Burned.
Deadwood, Dak., April 27. Central City
was destroyed by fire early thi3 morning,
not a store or shop being left standing and
ISO buildings burned and fifty families left
homeless. Deadwood is sending them
food. The loss is 250,000, insurance $25,
000. Lead City and Deadwood firemen as
sisted, but lack of water prevented saving
the town. Both sides of Main street from
Saw Pit to Gold street are in ashes. Tho
Fairview quariz mills were destroyed.
Merchandise and household goods are
piled up all over the side of the mountain.
No ono was injured Central City is a
Deadwood with a population of L0O0. It
ihips 5100,000 worth of bullion monthly.
GRANT'S BIRTHDAY.
General Sherman and Others Celebrate It
by a Banquet at Delraonlco'a.
New York, April 2S. In commemoration
of the anniversary of the birthday of Gen
eral Grant an elaborate banquet was given
at Delmonico's last night. Tho arrange
ments had been made by General "W. T.
Sherman and about 150 persons were?
present, all parties and all ranks being'
represented.
General W. T. Sherman presided over
the first table. On his right sat Chauncer
M. Depew, the orator of tho evening, and
on his left Mayor Abram S. Hewitt. Tho
others at the table were General William.
Mahone, General W. H. Seward, son of
Lincoln's Secretary of State; Hon. George
W. Childs. Cyrus W. Field. Rev. John R.
Faxton,a Edwards Pierrepont, General
C. B. Comstock, W. C Andrews,
Samuel Sloan, Captain W. W. Pax
ton and Albert Bierstadt. Amonjr
others present were: General Fits
John Porter, Colonel A. Louden Snowden
of Philadelphia, D. O. Mills, General
Stewart L. Woodford, General Wager
Swayne, Colonel Robert G. IngersolL, Elliot
F. Shepard, Hon. Ellhu Root and Herinan.
C. Armour.
Letters of regret were read from General
Joseph E. Johnston, Colonel John T.Mosby,
General James Longstroot aud General
Fitzhugh Lee.
General Sherman, after an appropriate
address, introduced Mr. Dopew, who de
livered a brilliant oration. Ho compared
and contrasted President Lincoln and Gen
eral Grant and said that each was neces
sary to the success of tho other and both
to tho restoration of tho Union. No other
soldier was so fitted for the work to bo
done in the field and no other man than
President Lincoln would havo bad the
masterful stamina to withstand tho de
mands of tho country for Grant's with
drawal. Tho speaker touched upon tho
generous recognition of General Sher
man's great abilities evincfd by Gen
eral Grant and of Grant's interposi
tion when President Johnson wanted to
punish those who had been in rebellion. In
view of the association of his namo with
the Republican Presidential nomination,
the following sentence from his speech
seemed significant: "It is a notable fact
that though we are the only purely indus
trial nation in the world, wo have never
selected our rulers from among the great
business men of the country. And the
conditions and prejudice of success present
insuperable obstacles to such a choice."
Other speeches were made by General
Mahone, Colonel R. G. IngersolL. Judgo
Pierrepont, General Noble, of Missouri,
and others.
FATAL WRECK.
A Fatal Wreck on the Burlington Road In
Nebraska.
Ovaha, Neb., April 28. There was quite
a serious wreck on the Burlington & Mis
souri River two miles from Alma, Nob.,
about six o'clock yesterday morning. The
smoker, day car and Kansas City Pullman
were precipitated into Rope creok, which
had been swollen by rains that had weak
ened the bridge Tho engino, baggage and
express cars passed over safely. The en
gino broke loose from tho others. The ox
press car turned over and caught firo and
burned. Tho baggago was all burned.
The mail was soaked, and tho smoker
and day car, telescoped and broken in
pieces, are now lying m tho bed of the
creek. Twelve persons In tho day car and
smoker were badly burned. Thcacad ure:
S. A. Towns and wife. Grand Rapids, Mich;
Mrs. Towns was taken out of the creek
alive, but died at Alma; C. E. Eaton, Lin
coin, a traveling man from Kansas City, is
not expected to live. Conductor Odell was
severely cut .on tho head and internally
injured; a brakeman was cut on the
head; Edward Defenbaugh, of Adelphi,
O., was seriously injured; M. C. Kirby. of
Montreal, was cut on the head. Tho
wounded aro all at Alma, and all doing
well, excopt Eaton. An inquest will bo
held to-day.
THE GASOLINE STOVE.
A Bullrtlnc Burned and Two Vernon Cre
mated at Topeka by a Uaioliue Explo
sion. ToPEEA,Kan., April 23. At 4:30 o'clock
yesterday afternoon Mary McLaughlin,
aged six, daughter of James McLaughlin,
tried to light a gasolino stovo but had no
sooner applied the match than nn explosion
occurred and sho and Annie Evans, aged
nineteen, a domestic, who was standing
near, were enveloped in flames. Every
effort was made to save tho two but with
out avail. Tho house belonged to A. D.
Campbell and was occupied by his family
and that of McLaughlin. Tha coroner
viewed tho charred remains of the victims
last night but no inquest will be held. Tho
position In which tho bodies lay indi
cated that the servant had desperately
tried to save tho little girl. Mrs. Mc
Laughlin, tho mother of tho little girl, was
badly burned and lies in a critical condi
tion. She ran out of tho house enveloped
inflames. When the explosion happened
she attempted to return to the house to
rescue her child, but fell exhausted to the
ground. The house was a new one and un
finished. The partitions were papor and
temporary. The whole house seemed to be
on firo at once from the start. It was well
furnished. There was no insurance, and
the los3 to the owner, Campbell, will ex
ceed 2,009.
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VEXED BY VOORHEES.
An Allesed Scheme to Defeat the Springer
Oklahoma Bill.
Washington, April 27. Tho House Pub
lic Lands Committee at their meeting yes
terday morning nmeded Senate bill lOS'J by
attaching the Public Land Strip known as
No-Man's-Land to New Mexico, instead of
Kansas and for a land office to bo estab
lished in tho strip and the appointment of
a register and receiver. This is the Voor
hees town sito scheme and the parties back
of it think they are throwing the public off
'the track by this amendment. Their pur
pose is to pass it through the House as
amended and thus get it before an accom
modating conference committee, where it
will be juggled into its original form as it
passed the Senate, which attaches the
Public Land Strip to Kansas. Of course
the ulterior object of this conspiracy is to
defeat the passage of the Oklahoma bill,
but Mr. Springer and tho other friends of
this latter measure are fully advised of the
facts and prepared to thwart this scheme,,
which is being engineered by Senator
Voorhees and other Senators.
Murdered III Family.
O'Fallon, Mo., April 2S. Ernest Klee3
chulte yesterday morning murdered his
wife, shot his two children, one of them
fatally, and then committed suicide at his
wife's home, six miles north or here. Klees
chulte, now of St. Louis, somo seven or
eight years ago was married to Miss Mary
Shnlte, of St. Charles County, Mo. They
had two sons in their union, now aged six
and eight years. Two years ago they sep
arated for somo reasoa unknown. Mrs.
Kleeschulte has lived for about three
meuths in a small house on what is known
as tho Henry Beck farm, an isolated place
about one milo from the Missouri river,
with her two boys. One of her brothers
lived near by.
Doable Suicide.
Philadelphia, April 27. Ernest Eich
feld, tailor, aged sixty years, and his wife,
aged fifty-five, a childless couple, lived in
a small house in the rear of 1131 North
Second street three stories high, but so
small that there was only one room on each
floor. They were a neat, quiet, inoffensive
and apparently affectionate couple. To-day
their bodies were found hanging by pieces
of clothes line, one from the transom of
the door on the second floor and tho other
from that on tho third floor. They had ev
dently committed suicide. Tho only theory
advanced in the case is that the couple had
become tired of life and mutually agreed
to end their existenca
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