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IIahlok Sands, a -wealthy New
Yorker, was thrown from his horse
and killed in London recently.
3Iits. Elizabetu Cady Stanton has
"been president of the "Woman's Suf
frage Association twenty years.
In the grand court of the Kremlin at
Moscow there is about to be erected a
monument to the memory of the late
Czar which will cost 8650,000.
A deaf mute living in Silesia has
written to Dr. Mackenzie offering to
sacrifice his larj'nx if it be possible to
transfer it to the Emperor's throat
Dr. Mackenzie replies to the man that
the loss of his life would neither help
the Emperor nor benefit science.
Crown Prince "William has re
quested Mr. Carl Schurz to thank the
Americans and the Germans in America
for their expressions of sympathy on
the occasion of the death of Emperor
"William, and also for the sympathy
manifested by them for Emperor
Frederick in his sufferings.
The French Ambassador, M. Wad
dington, has officially notified Lord
Salisbury that unless the clause in the
budget proposing the imposition of
special taxation upon bottled wines is
withdrawn. France will retaliate by
revoking the favored nation clause in
her commercial relations with England.
The European sugar bounty confer
ence was said to have been a complete
failure, so far as arrival at any definite
conclusion was concerned. Most of the
delegates appeared to possess little
discretion, or, at IcasLlittie inclination
in the matter of departing from the in
structions of their principals, and har
monious action was therefore thought
TnE Capitol Board of Texas has ac
cepted the Capitol built at Austin by
the Farwell sj-ndicate. This gives the
Farwell syndicate possession of three
million acres of land in the Panhandle
of Texas suitable for agricutural pur
poses. There is now one railroad run
ning forty-five miles through this tract I
and three others are projected and sur
General Bodlanger's book is cen
crally regarded in Europe as a direct
appeal to the French army to support
him in a possible coup d'etat, and it is
claimed that the reforms instituted by
him while Minister of "War, whereby
the French soldier came into posses
sion of comforts and the exercise of
privileges heretofore denied him, were
conceived and put into operation with
the same ulterior view.
Cora Belle Fellows and her hus
band, Chaska, the Indian, are posing
as "freaks" in dime museums. The
pair will pose for ten weeks, for which
they expect to get $5,000. when they
will retire on a farm. The marriage of
Miss Fellows with Chaska stirred up
Washington society considerably a
few weeks ago. She is some years
older than her husband, who is tall and
good looking for an Indian.
The New York World publishes an
account of an exhibition of the per
fected Edison phonograph. Among
the experiments recounted and regard
ed as successful were those of the voice
repeated from the telephone, as well
as a song and a cornet solo. Another
interesting feature of the exhibition
was that of talking into the transmit
ter, a typewriter afterwards receiving
and writing out a speech therefrom.
TnE Secretary of the Interior, in a
letter to the Commissioner of the Gen
eral Land Office, holds that the pres
ence of a considerable growth of mes
quite trees upon lands does not exclude
it from entry under the Desert Land
act This decision affects a large area
in the Southwest, and is the result of a
petition signed by the Governor and a
large number of other citizens of Ari
zona, which set forth that mesquite is
not timber in any just interpretation
of the term; that it is a desert shrub,
and of no commercial value except for
TnE Treasury Department has re
ceived complaints from art dealers
that works of art are being iiii-
porceu iree ot duty under representa
tions that they are to be temporarily
used and re-exported, but which are in
fact sold in this country. As more
stringent regulations to "prevent such
evasions of the tariff are urged, the
treasury authorities have invited repre
sentatives of the Corcoran Art Gallery
of Washington, the Metropolitan
Museum of Art of New York and-ltjie
American Art Association to present
their views on the subject.
Senator Frve has introduced in the
form of a bill the amendment hereto
fore proposed by him to the Post-office
Appropriation bill to provide more ef
ficient mail service between the United
States and Central and South America
and the West Indies. The amount of
money to be appropriated is increased
from $400,000, as originally proposed,
to $1,000,000, The bill authorizes the
Postmaster-General to contract with
.jAmcrican built and registered stoani
, shjps for the transportation of the
United States mails to ports in the
countries named at a fair compensa
tion. When the Miles Standish statue and
shaft are complete, Duxbury, Mass.,
will have a notable monument It will
stand on Captain's Hill, a point of land
running out into Plymouth bay, and
one hundred and eighty feet above the
water. On this a shaft one hundred
feet high will be erected, and on xhe
shaft will stand the statue of the Puri
tan soldier, fourteen feet high. He will
be represented as looking eastward,
holding in his right hand, which is
stretched toward Plymouth, the char
ter of the colony, his left hand resting
on his sword hilt. The statue will be
-risible twenty miles at sea.
NEWS OF TEE WEEK.
Gleaned by Telegraph sad Mail
Arrnn the transaction of business of
minor Importance in the Senate on the 7th the
Railroad Land Forfeiture bill was further dis
cussed, but "was laid aside and the Animal In
dustry Bureau bill debated until adjournment.
In executive session the Chinese treaty was rati
fied and the Fisheries treaty reported adversely.
In the House a bUl was introduced to erect
at Washington a statue to the memory of Gen
eral Hancock; also a bill by Mr. Plumb,
of Illinois, directing the Secretary of
the Treasury to use money in the
treasury for the payment of bonds at par and
accrued interest. On motion of Mr. Blanchard,
of Lousiania. the rules were suspended and the
River and Harbor bill passed by a vote of 1C1
yeas to 69 nays, there being a number of pairs.
A message was received from the President
vetoing the bill for the sale of the New York
Indian lands in Kansas. Adjourned.
Ik the Senate on the 8th, while Senator
Harris was in the Chair. Mr. Voorhees rose and
in a few words expressed regret for the unpar
liamentary language he had used in the late
tilt with Mr. Ingalls, and apologized to the Sen
ate for so doing. Without any comment Sena
tor Ingalls resumed the Chair. A memorial
from the New England conference of the Meth
odist Church was presented, protesting against
the ratification of the Chinese or any other
treaty that precludes Chinese preachers or
delegates to religious conventions coming into
this country. The Land Grant Forfeiture bill
was then further considered, at the close of
which several bills were reported, a message
received from the President and the Senate ad
journed....In the House the President's veto
of the bill for the sale of the New York Indian
lands was referred to the Indian Affairs Com
mittee. The House in Committee of the Whole
then took up the Tariff bill, and debate contin
ued until adjournment.
In the Senate on the 9th Senator Sher
man reported adversely Senator Riddleberger's
resolution to consider the Fisheries treaty in
open session, also Senator Hoar's resolution fur
a report of the debates on the treaty. The Rail
road Land Forfeiture bill after further discus
sion was passed without division. The Inter
national Copyright bill was also passed by a
vote of Co to 10. Pending a motion to recon
sider the vote on the Land Forfeiture bill the
Senate adjourned.... At the expiration of the
morning hour in the House debate on the Tariff
bill was resumed and continued until adjourn
After morning business in the Senate on
the 10th, the vote was reconsidered by which
the Land Grant bill was passed and an amend
ment to protect pre-emption and homestead
claimants was adopted and the bill again
passed. Among the bills reported from com
mittees was the Pension Appropriation bill. A
number of bills of minor import passed, among
them being bills approprating 840,00 ) for a pub
lic building at Beatrice, Neb , and "75,000 for a
building at Hastings, Neb. Adjourned until
Monday.. ..In the House the conference report
on the joint resolution for promoting arbitration
and reciprocal relations with the South Amer
ican States and Mexico was agreed to and the
tariff debate continued until the evening ses
sion and adjournment.
Tub Senate was not in session on the
11th The Tariff debate was resumed in tho
House and Mr. Scott, of Pennsylvania, SDoke at
length in favor of the Mills bilL At the evening
session thirty-seven pension bills passed and
the House adjourned.
PERSONAL and political.
Rusk delegates to Chicago were elected
by two Wisconsin district conventions on
Captain J. W. Rowell, of Bloomington,
I1L, has been nominated for Congress by
the Republicans of the Fourteenth Illinois
Hon. James G. Biknet, son of James G.
Birney, a candidate for President in 1S49
and an ex-Lieutenant Governor of Michi
gan, died in Bay City on the Sth, acred
Municipal elections in France have re
sulted almost wholly in favor of that part
of tho Left which supports the Govern
ment. A banquet was given to Parnell, the
Irish leader, by the Eighty Club at London
on the night of the Sth. A distinguished
company was present.
It is asserted in Washington that there
is a movement under way to secure the
nomination at St. Louis of Allan G. Thur
man, of Ohio, as Vice-President on the
ticket with Cleveland.
The differences between the United
States and Moorish Governments have
finally been settled, according to a dispatch
from Tangier of the Oth.
General George Dihbkell, for many
years a member of Congress from Tennes
see, died at Sparta, Tenn., on the Oth.
Alabama Democrats renominated Scny
for Governor at Montgomery on the 9th.
The ticket was completed as follows: C.
C. Langdon, Secretary of. State; JohnL.
Cobbs, Treasurer; C. D. Hogue, Auditor;
T. N. McLellan, Attorney-General, and S.
Palmer, Superintendent of Education.
New Jekset Republicans in convention
at Trenton on the 9th indorsed William
Walter Phelps for the Presidential nomi
nation. The Georgia Democratic convention at
Atlanta on the 9h indorsed the Tariff bill
and the President's views thereon.
Ex-Senatou Thuuman laughed at the
report that an effort was being made to
nominate him for tho Vice-Presidency and
refused to talk about it. His son Allan
said that the Judge would not consider
such a thing for a moment.
Vermont Democrats met at Montpelicr,
on the 10th. The following State ticke
was nominated: For Governor, S. C. Shurt-
leff, of Montpelior; Lieutenant-Governor,
T. C. O'Sullivan, or Burlington; Treasurer,
W. E. Peck, of Barnett ; Secretary of State,
Dr. W. B. Mayo, of Northfield; Auditor,
George M. Dearborn, of Corinth. Presi
dential electors and National delegates
were also chosen.
Tun First Assistant Postmaster-General,
A. E. Stevenson, has declined being a can
didate for the Democratic nomination for
Governor of Illinois.
Michigan Democrats met at Grand Rap
ids on the 10th and elected delegates to
the National convention. Cleveland's Ad
ministration was indorsed.
The majority and minority reports on the
Fisheries treaty have been published. The
majority report condemns the President
for withholding information and also the
treaty as a surrender of important privi
leges to Great Britain. The minority re
port take3 an opposite view, contending
that the treaty is a fair settlement of a
matter which has been a constant sourco
Tue Emperor of Brazil, who has been
very ill in Italy, is reported out of danger.
jErFEnsox Davis will probably attend
the laying of tho corner stone of the Con
federate monument at Jackson Miss., May
Dom Pedro, Emperor of Brazil, took a
relapse at Milan, Italy, on the 11th and was
again critically sick. He showed symptoms
of neuralgic cerebral congestion.
Archbishop Ltnch, of the Roman
Catholic Church, died at Toronto, Ont., on
The House Committee on Appropriations
has resolved to report a bill appropriating
3500,000 to meet deficiencies in the ap
propriation for the payment of army pen
sions during the remainder of tho present
Hexrt J. Ltda, an ex-engineer of the
steamer Sultana, which was blown up in
1S65, with the loss of 2,000 Union soldiers,
declares that the recently publ'shed tor
pedo story was nonsensical. The vessel's
boilers were alone to blame.
Fire in Honey Grove, Tex., recently de
stroyed eight business houses and caused
the death of Ed Burnett.
The Supreme Court of Illinois has af
firmed the decision of the lower courts in
the Cook County boodle cases, and all the
convicted will have to serve their terms.
cavalry, lost in the last blizzard of Febru
ary, has been found near Woodford, L T. -
Fire in J. H. Horson's lumber yard in
Chicago destroyed an immense quantity of
lumber, four drying kilns and a planing
mill. Less, 50,000.
The oto Newport barracks opposite Cin
cinnati in Kentucky is to be named Fort
Hancock, and to bcTtscdas a resting-place
for soldiers retired on account of age.
A carding machine in a woolen mill at
Paducah, Ky., ilew to pieces recently, kill
ing two men.
Bt a fall of rock in a mine near St. Ass
furt, Saxony, the other day, eighteen men
were killed and many injured
W. B. Strong has been re-elected presi
dent of the Atchison, Topeka S: Santa Fe
Commodore Kittson, the noted borse
mnn, dropped dead while a passenger on a
train near Harvard. I1L, recently. He was
seventy-five years old.
All the weavers and spinners in the
vicinity of Bres'.au, Germany, have struck.
Socialism was thought to be the cause.
Tnc National Printers' Protective Fra
ternity closed its convention at Cleveland,
O., on the 10th. O. F. Kenny, of Cleveland,
was elected president.
In the British House of Commons re
cently Sir John Gorst, Under Secretary for
India, announced that the Government of
India admitted the authenticity of the
circular of the Commander-in-Chief, direct
ing that regimental bazaars have a suffi
cient number of women. The statement
created a great sensation.
Natural gas caused the destruction of
St. Paul's Cathedral, Buffalo, N. Y., on the
morning of the 10th. The building was an
imposing one and was valued at 250,000.
A ctclone struck the village of Peca
tonica, III., on the night of the 10th, wreck
ing several houses and innumerable out
buildings. One woman and thre2 children
were injured, but not fatally, by flying
Since January 1 thirty-two corporations
of Pall River, Mass., with an aggregate
capital of S1.71S.000, have made dividends
of more than 4 3-10 per cent, for the frac
tion of the year. The dividends range
from l- to 10 for the months already gone,
and indicate that thedividends for the year
will average 12 per cent.
At the annual meeting of the American
Bible Society in New York the receipts
were reported ai 5557,340 and the disburse
ments as $500,453.
TnE Turkish Cabinet has approved the
Anglo-French Suez canal convention, aban
doning Us claim to preside over the asso-
ciatioaand being given the right to use the
William Hopkins, who stone! a stranger
to death at a Georgia country church be
cause he wore a ''biled" shirt and was to
have been hanged, has been respited by
Rev.Geouge McDuFFiE,a negro preacher,
was hanged recently at Atlanta, Ga., for
the murder of William Cheney, another
negro. Illicit love on the part of McDuflie
led bim to commit the crime.
A tornado proved destructive to build
ings, etc.. in Northern Indiana on the night
of the llth.
A. J. Brtant, a wealthy resident of San
Francisco, who was mayor from 1S75 to
1879, fell from a ferry boat recently and
was drowned. He had been in ill-health
for some time, and it is supposed had an
attack of vertigo.
Nearlt two blocks of the business part
of Hot Springs, Ark., was destroyed by
fire on the night of the llth. The fire
broke out in the Excelsior laundry and the
damage amounted to 150,000.
The Railway Conductors' Association, in
session at Toronto, Ont., recently passed
resolution condemning the strike of the en
gineers on the "Q" system.
Lumbermen say there is an over supply
o f logs in the Mississippi this season. There
are more logs in the streams than tho Min
neapalis mills can possibly saw, and there
are no storage booms and no market for
tho logs. A demoralization of the lumber
market is threatened.
Tue offer of $10,0OJ reward for the cap
ture of Tascott, the murderer of millionaire
Snell, of Chicago, has expired by limita
tion. Notwithstanding the dozens of ar
rests made all over the country the real
Tascott is still at large.
It is reported that at a recent parade of
Russian troops a cavalry Lieutenant named
Timoferef was about to fire at the Czar with
a revolver when another officer seized him
by the arm and the weapon being dis
charged the bullet entered the ground.
Timoferef, who was at once arrested, ap
peared to be insane.
The body of J. H. Kiel, a prominent citi
zen of Oshkosh, Wis., was found in Cedar
river recently. He had been inspecting a
bridge and it was first thought had been
drowned, but an examination revealed the
fact that he had been murdered and robbed
and his body thrown into the river.
Advices from Afghanistan say that the
Heratic regiment had a tight recently with
the Demshed tribe, which had petitioned
for Russian protection. Many were killed
on each side.
The Southern Baptist convention met in
annual session at Rich mond, Va., on the
llth and was called to order by Prof. Lewis
B. Ely, of Misoun, first-vice president,
Rev. Dr. P. H. Moll, the president, having
died since the last convention.
J. Lusk & Co., leading fruit canners, of
San Francisco, have failed. The liabilities
ire estimated by outside parties to be $200.-
0C0. The Lusk cannery was said to be the
largest in the world.
J. C. Rummel's general store at Shippens-
burg, Pa., was blown up with dynamite the
other night. The deed was believed to
have been done by liquor men, as Rummel
had been vigorous in enforcing the liquor
Six robbers attacked a tram twelve
miles from Nogales, An., on the night of
the llth. They killed the fireman, knocked
down the engineer and shot the messenger
and conductor, supposed fatally. They
were driven off after getting only 5139.
Hot pursuit was at ouce instituted and two
or three of the supposed robbers were cap
tured. Clearing house returns for week ended
May 12 showed an average increase of L2
compared with tho corresponding week of
last year. In New York there vas a de
crease of 3.5.
Business failures (Dun's report) for the
seven days ended May 11 numbered for tho
United States, 192; Canada, 17; total, 209,
compared with 234 the previous week and
167 the corresponding week last year.
The overflow of the Mississippi at Alex
andra, Mo., was declared to have damaged
the farming community to the amount of
The Senate was not in session on tho
12th. The House continued the debate on
the TaiifT bill, Townshend, of Illinois, and
Allen, of Mississippi, being the principal
The children of Joseph Digmanny, of Red
Lake Falls, Minn., twin brothers asred
eight, were fatally poisoned recently by
eating wild parsnips.
European money centers were generally
quiet and steady during the week ended
May 12. In French cable shares there was
a sharp rise. Other securities were im
proved. Tnc Red river in Arkansas was over its
banks the 13th, being from ten to fourteen
miles wide. The flood was declared to be
the worst since 1S13.
Zeph Davis, colored, was hanged at Chi
cago recently for the murder of little Mag
gie Gaughan. Davis murdered his victim
because she "sassed" him, and then hid
her body in a closet.
Severe frosts were reported on the 12th
and 13th from many parts of Dakota, Min
nesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Mis
souri. At seme places the thermometer
went to 16 degrees above zero. At Kansas
City on the morning of the 14th the side
walks were white with frost. Grave fears
wcra generally expressed of the effect on
The six-days race at Madison sanare
garden ended on the 12th with the follow
ing score: Littlewood, 611; Guerrero, 5S9;
Herty. 573; Noremac, 533; Golden, 529. The
receipts lor the week were about S1S,000,
of which Littlewood received about 54,500,
and Guerrero about 51,800.
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
Captain M. H. InSLET, of Leavenworth,
has been elected commander of the Royal
Legion in Kansas.
The late session of the State Medical As
sociation at Topeka was largely attended
and many interesting papers were read. Fol
lowing are the cSlcers elected : President,
Dr. J. Bell, Olathe; vice-president. Dr. IL
D. H.1L Augusta; second vice-president,
Dr. James A. Lane, Leavenworth; treas
urer, W. W. Cochran, Atchison: secretary,
Dr. J. E. Mmney, Topeka. Delegate to
the American Medical Association: Drs.
Mottram. Lawrence: Frye, Kansas City,
Minncy, Topeka; Buck, Peabody; Phillips,
Salina; Shenck, Osage City, and Morse,
Major Drought, of Wyandotte, has
brought suit against the Kansas City,
Wyandotte & Northwestern railroad to
recover i"C5 uoa for money expended and
services rendered to that company, and the
sheriffs of Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Jack
son, Jeffersou and Nemaha Counties have
attached real estate belrnging to the com
pany to the value of S3XXO0O.
The mayor of Leavenworth has com
menced suit aeainst the Missouri Pacific
road, which it h claimed entered the city
and used its streets and crossiugs without
Hon. Thomas Rvan has been renominated
for Congress by the Republicans of the
Secon i district.
In the probate court at Leavenworth the
other day Mrs.lrviu Swaine,of Tungano:iie,
was adjudged insane. Her iiusbaud stated
on the stand that during the past winter
a lot of Christian Scientists held a pro
tracted meeting in the village, to which hi
wife was a regular attendant. She studied
more or less about the mutter, uutilsoine
weeks ago she gave signs of not being ra
tional and that her main hobby was faith
cure, s-hc announced hersulf as being able
to make the blind see, tho deaf hear and
the dumb speak.
Late pjst-offica changes in Kansas: Es
tablished Agenda, Republic County;
Basehor, Leavenworth County; Konantz,
Stanton County; Tampa, Maiisn County.
Names changed Ing.ills, Lincoln County,
to Bayne; Wano, Cheyenne County, to St.
TnE State Homeopathic Society at its
late annual meeting elected S. A. Newliall,
president ; F. B. Sherburne, vice-president;
J. A. Kirkpatrick, secretary, and G. H.
Ihe Social Science Club of Kansas and
Western Missouri held its semi-annual ses
sion at Kansas City on May 10 and 11. Mrs.
Witten McDonald, of Kausas City, deliv
ered the address of v elcoine and Mrs. G.
A. Atwocd, of Manhattan, responded. A
number of interesting papers were read by
A call has been issued for a convention
of colored men to be held at Lawrence
May 31, the object being to consider the
relation of the present political parlies to
the colored vo'ers, with the view of inde
pendent action without regard to party
ties. The call is signed by W. D. Kelly,
C. H. J. Taylor, W. D. Matthews, Lemuel
King and others. Each county will be en
titled to one delegate for every 200 colored
voters or major fraction thereof.
Tun other morning the eleven-year-old
son of George Hahn, of Rosedale, took the
family horse out to graze and tied the
halter strap around his wrist. A dog
jumped at the horse when it ran away aad
the boy was dragsnd to death.
The receipts of the penitentiary for April
were 510,170.27, and the expenditures 512,
12S.3S. The firemen's tournament at Salina on
the 9 h drew together 5,000 people. The
champion hose race for a prize trumpet
resulted as follows: Minneapolis 3
seconds, Clay Center 45 seconds Junction
City 4S seconds, Soloman 4S seconds. In
the hook and ladder contest, Minneapolis
won in 3) seconds. Junction City 3'J,
Abiline 31, Salina 33 The running
contest with hook and ladder for the
championship belt also went to Minneapolis
in 31 seconds, Junction City 3i, Abiline
33. The combination race was won by
Minneapolis in 54 seconds.
Mrs. N. L. Prentis, of Newton, was
chosen ptesident or the Social Science Club
at its late meeting.
The total amount disbursed at the pen
sion agency in lopeka for the month of
April was $232,497.05.
The twentieth annual meeting of the
Kansas Grand Commandry Knights Tem
plar lately held at Wichita elected the fol
lowing officers for the ensuing year: T. P.
Rogers, of Topeka, G. E. C; C. W. Hunt,
Lawrence, D. G. C; G. W. Post, Beloit, G.
G.: W. S. Corbett. Wichita, G. C. G.;E. C.
Culp, Salina, G. S. W.; E. Gray, Larned,
G. J. W. ; D. C. Tupper, Leavenworth, C.
P.; J. H. Brown, Wyandotte, G. R.; C.
Beck, Leavenworth, G. T. ;J. Hoober, Inde
pendence. G. W.; D. M. Ferguson, Paola,
G. S. B. ; B. McKee, Newton, G. S. B. ; C.
S. Wheaton, Fort Scott, G. S.
J. R. Davidson who defrauded friends at
Russell of about 57.0J0 in 1S79 was recently
arrested in California and returned for
tiial. His location was discovered by his
calling for his pension, which he had left
untouched for nearly eight years.
The President has approved the act
authorizing the Kansas Valley Railroad
Company to construct and operate a rail
road through the Fort Riley military reser
vation. Pensions granted Kansas veterans on
the 10th: Hiram B. Vennum, of Lincoln;
William R. HueMe, or Costell; Archibald
G. Buchanan, of Abilene, and Preston G.
Rule (deceased), and Francis Rule, of Cam
Fourth-class postmasters appointed In
Kansas on the 10th: Henry Robbins. at
Gladys: W. S. Neal, at Henkle; R. H. Gib
son, at Farnsworth; E. S. Brumm, atDoni
phan; E. L. Pease, at Clayton, and Susan
L. Beach, at Emerson.
The Pratt County National Bank, at
Pratt City, was entered by thieves at noon
on the llth and robbed of a package con
taining 54,016. The bookkeeper and the
teller had gone to dinner and the cashier
partly turned the combination on the safe,
locked the door of the bank and went
across the street to the post-office. He was
gone about ten minutes, but during his ab
sence the robbers broke a pane of glass in
a window, undid tho fastening, raised the
window and committed the theft. No clew
to the robber.
The Indian board has allowed the claim
of George Fleming, of Leavenworth, for
S,700 on account of depredations by Chey
enne Indians in 1SC7.
Continued fine reins.
Late post-office changes in Kansas: Es
tablished. Birmingham, Jackson County,
Abarham Davis, postmaster; Edith, Logan
County, Fred Homeier, postmaster; Mul
drow, Sherman County, De Forest Atkin
son, postmaster. Name changed. Rain
belt, Meade County, to Jasper, Edith A.
Gut Nicholson, aged fifteen years, went
to Beaver creek, just north of Scott City,
the other evening to shoot wild ducks, and
his clothes were found lying on the bank of
the stream. It is supposed that he swam
out into the current to get a duck he had
shot and was drowned. The body was re
covered. The State Master Plumbers' Association
recently held their third annual meeting at
Clara Blalock, the "pretty school
marm," was discharged from custody at
Columbus in consideration of her turning
State's evidence. Mrs. Fry was also re
leased. Nine of the gang go to the peni
tentiary, Clara's father, mother and two
brothers, Mrs Fry's husband and three
sons and Gran Alley. This about equals
the celebrated Bald-Knobber round-up in
Lethe United States District Court at
Topeka the other day Sylvester F. Martin
was found guilty of countVfeiting and
sentenced to the penitentiary lor five years.
Martin is a well-to-do farmer, whose resi
dence is in Indiana.
Topeka. druggists have peiitioned Con
gress to repeal or modify the 125 liquor tax
Miles of Land Under "Water Above
St. Louis Grave Apprehen
sions. The Eed Hirer Doins: Great Damage In
Arkansas A Xnmber of People
Disston's Saw "Works Burned Railroad
Accidents 0 1 Tanks on Fire Other
St. Louis, May 14. Yesterday morning
the levee south of Alexandria, Mo., broke
in several places and vast volumes of water
began pouring into the town. A spasmodic
attempt was mado to check the flow, but
within a few minutes the laborers quit and
accepted the inevitable. It required less
th: n an hour's time to inundate the ontiro
town, which is covered with water from
two to six feet, submerging almost every
font of ground. At that point the Missis
sippi is fully seven miles wide, and within
the range of vision one vast expanse of
water greets the eye. Tho area of farming
land in tho Missouri bottoms that is sub
merge J is estimate i at 75,000 acres, and a
continuance of the flood will result in an
approximated loss to tne farming commu
nity of that region of at least $300,000. A
high wind preva led which caused the
waves to wash the open ng in the Warsaw
levee, which affords protection to some 6J,
000 acres of lertile Illinois land. Tho re
port which reached the city that the levoo
had broken at a point four or five miles
south of Warsaw could not be verified.
At two o'cloitk yesterday the stage of
water in the river a Keokuk, Iowa, in
dicated that it had reached the high
est point attained during the flood of 1SS1,
and since that hour the rise has con
tinued. In that portion of the city where
all the lumber business is transacted and
the planingmills. saw mills, packing bouses
and railroad shops arc located, business is
entirely suspended and hundreds of men
have been throwu out of employment. On
this side of the river the tracks of all tho
railroads entering the city are under tho
A telegram from Rock Island says : Upon
the stability of the railroad embankment
of the Rock Island & Peoria road, which
bounds the c.ty on the stuth and west, de
pends the safety of 330 families. Should
the Mississippi force its way through this
elevation and the d3ko which protects it a
large part of the city would be submerged
aud hundreds rendered homeless. The
water is still gradually rising and much
anxiety is felt.
ItED RIVEK FLOODS.
St. Louis, May 14. Advices irom the
Red river country ruport the damage done
to the inhabitants of the Red river valley
during the past ten days almost beyond
computation and the overflow the worst
since 1S13. Most of the planta:ions near
the river have been covered with water
from four to six feet deep aud many miles
of fencing and scores of cribs and barns
have been washed down and carried away.
Many of the people have lost their house
hold furniture, provisions and corn. In
several places the river water extended
from the hills of Arkansas to the
hills of Texas, a distance of from ten to
fourteen miles. At West Norwood a negro
was drowned trying to swim from the
overflow. Two white men were drowned
in Mill crjek and quite a number of other
deaths are reported.
disston's wokks buuned.
Philadelphia, May 14. The large brick
bull I in;; which contained the steel works
aud rolling mill of Disston's saw works at
Tacony was totally destroyed by fire yes
terday morning. Although the fire depart
ment responded promptly the structure
was in ruins within an hour, causing a loss
of ?300,G00, on which there is an insurance
of $190,000. The mill was the most com
plete of its kind in this country aod the
immense amount of machinery used was of
the most approved kind. Hamilton Diss
ton, the head of the firm, left the city a
few hours before the fire for a pleasure
trip on I i yacht in Southern waters.
A TllAIN GOES OVKU A TltESTLE.
Yuma, Ariz., May 14. The Southern Pa
cific westbound passenger train jumped
the track near Gila Bend Saturday morn
ing while passing over a new trestle, and
an emigrant car, tho smoking car, day
coaches and one sleeper fell from the trestle
to the ground, a distance of four or five
feet, turning completely over. Mrs. Good,
of England, an emigrant passenger, was
instantly killed, leaving her husband and
three small children, who were traveling
with her. Two other passengers had legs
broken and a number of others sustained
slight injuries. The emigrant car was com
OIL TANKS IN FLAMES.
Oil Citt, Pa, May 14. An iron tank
containing 15.0JO barrels of oil two miles
up Oil creek was struck by lightning yes
terday and the oil boiled over, setting fire
to another tank on the opposite side of the
creek containing 34.000 barrel-1. The Key
stone refinery, a short distanco from tho
fire, is in some danger and wing dams are
being built in the creek to protect property
along the creek. The oil aud tanks aro
owned by J. B. Smithman.
Milwaukee, Wis., May 14. Tho iron
propeller Clarion ran into the schooner
Monguagon in the harbor yesterday, and
sank her in four minutes. The crew had
barely time to escape with their lives. The
sunken schooner carried a full cargo of
coal. It is charged that tho Clarion was
racing and attained so much headway as
to be unable to make tho bend in entering
struck bt a train.
Newark, N. J., May 14. A train on the
Baltimore & Ohio railroad struck John
Skinner and Thomas Johnson last night,
instantly killing the latter and seriously
injuring Skinner. The men were walking
on the south track and stepped over on the
north track to avoid a train coming in the
A LOCOMOTIVE BOILER EXPLODES.
Cumberland, Md., May 14. The boiler of
an engine coming cast on the Baltimore &
Ohio railroad exploded yesterday morning
when midway between Keyser and Cum
berland, killing Engineer Woodruff of Mar
tinsburg, W. Va., and his fireman, Miller,
A swarthy Italian peddler, who may
nave been a Calabnan brigand in exile,
wheeled a hand-card along Park Row yes
terday, piled high with railway bonds, and
svery bond was for a thousand dollars.
There was half a million dollars' worth of
them. The cart stopped in front of tho Sun
office, and the Italian calmly untied a hun
dred thousand dollars' worth of the stuff
and began business. Holding up a crisp,
handsomely printed thousand-dollar bond
of the Canada, Michigan & Chicago railway
he offered it lor only ten cents. A crowd of
vagrants and loungers surrounded
the cart. A lame beggar stepped
forward and bcusht the bond.
Then an errand boy purchased
one. An apple woman next bought three
bonds for a quarter. For half an hour the
bonds went off like hot cakes. There was
an exc ted crowd around the cart; and the
Italian couldn't hand the bonds out fast
enough. It finally became rumored that
brokers were purchasing the bonds, and
there was a wild rush to buy them in as
fast as possible. For three-quarters of an
hour Frankfort street was a regular stock
exchange. One broker bought J2O.0O3
worth for a 52 b;lL The bonds advanced
from 10 cents to 5 and then to 90; 5350, 00C
worth of bonds were sold before Wall
street knew what happened. And they
were real bonds first mortgage bonds of
the C, M. & C. Railroad, a railway which
was never built, and the bonds were only
worth one cent a pound as old paper. 2T,
fho Wichita Convention Sandi.Gc'JUn, Hal.-
lotvell, Osborne unci Strong to Chicago
InzaiU Indorsed Tha Resolution.
IYicuita, Kan., May 10. The Republican
delegate convention, for the election of
four delegates and four alternates to the
National Republican convention, was held
here yesterday and was well-attended.
Promptly at twelve o'clock the conven
tion was called to order by Chairman Bone
brake. After prayer b.- Ra . J. D. Hewitt
and seme preliminary business tho tempo
rary organization was effected bv the nomi
nation of Hon. J. W. Ady, of Newton,
Harvey County, as chairman. After his
address to the convention, Colonel H. W.
Lewis, of this city, was introduced and de
livered the address of welcome. The work
of completing the temporary organization
was continued. Ben Schnierle, or Wyan
dotte, was elected secretary, and W. M.
Allison, of Crowley County, assistant secre
tary. A committee of seven, one from each
Congressional district, was named by tho
chairman on credentials, permanent organi
zation, resolulious and rules.
The convention then adjourned until
three o'clock. Upon reassembling the
cjmmittee on permanent organization
reported as follows: For president, W.
W. Smith, of Lincoln; vice-presidents,
First district, R. F. Collin; Second dis
trict, William Margrave; Third district,
D. M. Taeg.irt; Fourth district, Harrison
Kelley; Fifth diuiict, James Yuran; Sixth
district, C. E. Chandler; Seventh oitrict,
R. M. P. Ware; secretaries, Ben Schnierle,
or Wyandot ts; W. W. Allison, of Cowley
County ; A. L Perry, of Rice, sergeant-alarms.
After a lively contest Alfred Griffin,
Thomas A. Osborne, J. R. Hallowell and
J. C. Strong were chosen delegates to the
National convention at Chicago.
The next thing was the election of alter
nates, which resulted in the choice of A.A.
Whitman, Pratt Centor; C. A. Swinsou,
MePherson; J. W. Butterfield. or Law
rence; Timothy McCrea, Stockton.
E. F. Ware, of Fort Scott, and J. L. Walk
er, colored, of Topeka, were chosen electors
The report of tho committee on resolu
tions was read by Chairman Hackney and,
as amended, is as follows:
First The Republican party of Kansas, in
convention assembled, sends prectinj: to the
Republicans of the Nation and reaffirm its
unalterable devotion to the great principles of
that party ivhich has done so much for hu-
manitieK, equal rights and exact justice to all.
and it is with just pride we invite the atten
tion of the young men of the Nation to the
splendor ot its achievements, the grandeur of
its aspirations and the imperishable Rlory with
which it has illuminated the pages of Amer
ican history- Cominjj into power twer.-.y-four
years ago, it found the industries of the country
paralyzed, its credit destroyed, its treasury
empty, treason and treachery having sought to
strangle ana destroy it. With heriosm, courage
and patriotism unparalleled it dragged from
place and power the hoard of Democratic
traitors who had fastened themselves to its
vitals, throttled treason, destroyed disunion
and secession, reorganized the industries of the
country and filled the Nation with pece, pros
perity and happiness, reduced the cost of the
necessaries of life, increased the wages of
laborers, filled the National treasury, gave us
the best financial system in the world, un
til defeat turned the Administration over to
the men who sought to destroy it and who now
seek to reverse tho policy that has brought
about these great blessings.
Second When we call attention to the splen
did courage, heroism, self-denial and achieve
ments of the brave men who, forsaking the com
forts of home and the company of loved ones,
wont forth to battle for liberty, law and unity
and bared their breasts to storms of shot and
shell which swept over tho battle fields of the
late war, and when we remember bow they
saved us so much money in the treasury that
the Democratic Administration can find no legit
imate way in which to dispose of it. we de
nounce the rebel Democracy for withholding
from these men the necessaries of life, and wo
specially denounce Grover Cleveland. Presi
dent, for the c-oarse and brutal language
employed in his veto message concern
ing them, and when rebels and traitors
like Voorhees of Indiana, Vest of Mis
souri and Blackburn of Kentucky attempt
to belittle their services to tho country or de
fame them, we expect our Senators and Repre
sentatives to defend them, and it is with pro
found gratitude we acknowledge our great obli
gations to Senator John J. Ingalls for the able
manner in which he mopped the earth with
these representatives of the murderers and as
sassins of Andersonvllle and Belle Isle and the
Kuights of the Golden Circle of Indiana, and
we here and now indorse every word and sen
tence in his great speeches in reply to these
Third That the great services to the party
and State rendered by Senator Plumb entitle
him to the support of the Republican party of
the State, and we recommend that he bo re
elected by the coming Legislature next winter
to the high office ho now holds.
Fourth The policy established by Washing
ton. Jefferson. Madison and the founders of the
Republic in framing import laws so as to afford
protection to American industries is the doc
trine recognized and accepteil by the Repub
lican party, and in mairrtainlng the interets of
labor it is the just policy not to expose it to the
pauper competition of Ku-rope, and the Repub
lican party reaffirms its determination to main
tain American industries.
Fifth It is our duty to see that each State
has a Republican form cf government in fact,
and each man has a right to vote as his con
science dictates and to bave his vote counted.
The murders and outrages perpetrated by the
Democratic party of the South fci -the purpose
of perpetuating their power is a crime, not only
against the victims, but it is believed to be a
crime against the Nation in which we live, and
which, if not suppressed, will eventually over
power this Government. We demand such Con
gressional legislation as will effectually suppress
Sixth ReeoheA, by the Republicans of Kan
sas, in State convention assembled, that we in
dorse and approve in the fullest measure the
speeches of John James Ingalls in the Senate
or the United States replying to tho attacks on
Union soldiers by the ex-Confederates G. M.
Vest, of Missouri, anJ Josei-h Blackburn, of
Kentucky. Every Republican cries amen r.nd
his few remarks of May 1 in the Senate in
which he so plainly disclosed the hollowne.s
of Democratic pretensions, the virus ot
the rebellion and the hate of loyalty
sought to be hidden by the lauda
tions of Democratic Generals in the
Union army command the admiration of every
Republican of Kansas. The task was done so
well that there was not a twig loft of the Tall
Sycamore of the Wabash to tell re tale of bis
former existence. Itttolteii, further, that the
delegation to the Chicago convention woul i
represent the Republicans of Kansas by giving
a i-olid vote for J. J. Ingalls as candidate for
President of the United States.
Seventh lie ol vd. That while we are for
Ingalls for President, and so express ourselves
in certain words, if his nomination shall be
found impracticable, and the election of James
G. Blaine is demanded by the delegates of ivA
doubtful States, that then and in that event the
delegation from Kansas vote for him.
llond and Danlu.
Washington, May 9 Acting Secretary
Thompson to-day received the following
offers for the sale of bonds to the Govern
ment: Four per cents, registered, J100.000
at 127. $20,000 at 127. and $2,500,000 at 127:
four per cent coupons, $5,000 at 120; four-and-a-halfs,
registered, 51,000,000 at 107,
f50.000 at 10SJ, 40,000 at 10SJ. $300,000 at
lUC net; total, 14,015,000. Those accepted
were: Registered fours, $250 at 126, and
coupon fours, ?5,500 at 126.
The Comptroller of tho Currency ap
proves the selection of the National Ex
change Bank of Kansas City in the place
of the First National Bank of Kansas City
as fc depository for the First National Bank
of Frankfort, Kan.
ViCKsnrniG, Miss., May 9. Information
reached here yesterday that James Netv
baker, of Oak Ridge settlement, was way
laid and shot. His assailant was a man
named Morley, said to be a half-breed.
Morley was soon afterward lynched, but
no particulars of bis hanging have been
A Bojr Trotter' Fate.
Dublin, May P. Jame3 Quinn. a beg
trotter, has been murdered at Laughtsie,
in County Cork. He received three bullet
wounds. Quinn had beon threatened with
death by moonlighters nnless he abandoned
his occupation. The murdered man's fami
ly is in America.
QUANTRILL, THE GUERILLA.
The Mother of the Noted ltatiwliacker
Given a Kerrpilon at llf lie Sptluxsi"
Kansas City. Mo., May 12. There was a
small but select gathering of persons of
both sexes yesterday in the little town or
Blue Springs, in this county, such as has
not been seen sinee the days when civil
war reigned throughout a section, of the
Union. Tho occasion was the visit of Mrs.
Caroline C. Quantriil, the mothey of Wil
liam Clark QuantrilL the most noted guer
rilla of modern times. In response to a
published invitation a number or his men-at-arms
assembled in the City Hotel in
Blue Springs to meet Tor the first time the
mother of their chieftain.
At the informal reception given Mrs.
Quantriil, who is a well preserved, pleas
ant appearing lady of sixty-eight years of
age, m the parlors of the hotelat Blue
Springs, yesterday, were the following
members of Quantrill's band: A. J. Walk
er, Lecbcck. Mo. ; J. H cks Gcorgo, Oak.
Grove, Mo. ; W.W. Welch.Blue Springs,Mo. p
G. C. Parr, Blue Springs, Ma ; G. W. Hol
lar. Blue Springs. Mo.; L. L Brown, Bates
County, Mo.; William H. Jones, Blue
Springs, Mo.; John Koger, Grain
Valley, Mo ; W. H. Gregg. Indepen
dence, Mo.; H. J. George, Independence,
Mo.; J. S. Whitselt, Lea's Summit, Mo.;
S. J. Graham, Buckner. Mo.; T. J. Tatum,
Bluo Springs, Ma; Goorgo Wigington,.
Lee's Sumn 1 Ma Tho following ladijs
wero also present: Mrs. Ed. Jones, Miss
Anna BamhilL, Mrs. William Jones, Mrs.
Thomas Montgomery, Mrs. Susie Wamoxr
Mrs. James Stanley, Mrs. Burton, Mrs.
Kimberlin, Mrs. Ed. Duncan, Mrs. C. W.
Mrs. Quantriil stated that her son, the
noted guerilla, was born in Tuscarawas
County, O., July 81, 1S37. Respecting his
disappearance she said: "There have been
a great number of conflicting accounts iu
regard to William's death published dur
ing tho past twenty -three years. I have
even seen the statement in print recently
that he is still a ive, in Texas and In other
parts of tho South. But there is no doubt
in my mind that ho is dead He was shot
in James Wakefield's barn, about five
miles rrom Taylorsville, Nelson County,
Ky., May 10, 1&5. The barn was
surrounded by Captain Terrell, who hud
fifteen men with him, disguised as guerril
las. William had live or six men with him
at the time, two of whom, Clark Hocken
smith aud Dick Glasscock, wero kiiled. Tho
bullet entered his back and paralyzed his
spina He was takrn to Louisville, Ky.,
and placed in the hospital connected witli
the military prison in that city, where he
diid June G, 1SJ5.
He Belifvc That Home ICulo For Ireland
Will Come in tho Near Future.
London, May 11. An address signed by
3,17) dissenting ministers was presented
to Mr. Gladstone yesterday expressing"
their sympathy with bim in his efforts to
reconcile England and Ireland. In reply
to tho address Mr. Gladstone sai 1 that dur
ing the present session, tho Parnellltes,
despPe the pressing needs of Ireland, had
refrained from urging their claims and had
assisted the Government to expedite busi
ness. Whether or not Parliament was
employed at this or that given time
in discusFing Ireland, it was Ireland alone
that truly held tho key to legislation. The
Government knew that the Nation was with
home rule and therefore guided tho affairs
of Parliament so as to delay the time when
a Ministry would be in power, pledged to
home rule lor Ireland. Tho majoritym the
House of Commons thought they could go
on for five years. They put this against
his life us an old man, but the life of an old
or young man would not affect the final
settlement. fCheers.J Justice would be
done in Ireland. Ere 9ong the National
sentiment would find means to assert itself.
The Tories plumed themselves upon being
the defenders of law and order. Instead
of maintaining order the Government has
promoted murderous breaches of tho law.
Mr. Parnell was as much devoted to tho
mnlntcnance or law and ordor as any one.
Neither ho nor Mr. Parnell vindicated tho
plan ot campaign. Tho Government's con
duct had created the plau ot campaign by
making tho law odious to tho people. Tho
object or the Government seemed to insult,
exasperate and degrade the Irish. As soon
as the ten ible facts regarding the suffering
iu Ireland were brought home to the up
right minds of the people of England they
would unite to redress the sad errors or tho
past, f Cheers. I
THE SANTA FE.
Annual Meeting: nt Topuka nnd Election ol
Topeka, Kan., May 11. The annual meet
ing or the stockholders or the Atchison,
Topeka & Santa Fe railway was held in
this city yesterday and was altogether
harmonious. They wore addressed by
President W. B. Strong on tho work of tho
past year and the prospects for the future.
Tho board of directors submitted their
annual report tor the year ltS7, which
showed a handsome increase in tbjo net
earnings over the previous year. The fol
lowing directors wero re-elected: I. T.
Burr, B. P. Cheney, C. R. Codman, A. W.
NIckerson, Warren Sawyer. George O.
Shattuck, Alden Speare, W. B. Stnv g, W.
F. Wharton, Boston, Mass.; C. K. Holll
day, Topeka, Kan.; E. B. Purcoll, Man
hattan. Kan.; George Senly, Galveston,
Tex.: L. Severy, Reading, Kan.
Following were elected general officers :
Wil'iam B. Strong, president; C. W. Smith,
first vice-president; A.A. Robinson, second
vice-president; J. F. Goddard, third vice
president; George R. Peck, general so
licitor; George W. McCrenry, general
counsel; E. Wilder, secretary and treas
urer; George L. Goodwin, assistant secre
tary and assistant treasurer; John P.
Whitehead, comptroller and general aud
itor; Alfred A. Glossier, transfer agent.
London, May 11. At the sales of low
wool last evening 10.540 bales were offered,
of which about 4,W0 bales wero sold.
There was a small attendance. Better
class brought full prices; inferior class
was easier. There was a good clearance of
Persians at a small decline. A small por-
4 tion of miscellaneous was sold. Cape of
Good Hope and Natal mohair was most
competed for at a reduction of 4ld.
East Indian sold readily. Other kinds wero
in buyers' favor. The sales in detail wero
not worthy of reporting. Tho fresh ar
rivals of wool for the June sales amount to
Pratt County ISank Itobbed.
PnATT, Kan.. May 12. The Pratt County
National Bank was entered yesterday at
twelve o'clock by thieves and the safe
robbed of 14,016, all in currency. Tho
bookkeeper and the teller had gone to din
ner and the cashier partly turned the com
bination on the safe, locked the door of
the bank and went across the street to the
post-offlca Ho was gone about ten min
utes, but during his absence the robbers
broke a pane of glass in a window, undid
tho fastening and raised the window.
Nothing but a package of currency was
taken. Quite a large amount or gold and
silver was in ihe sate, but was not taken.
As yet no clew has been discovered that
indicates by whom the robbery was done.
Chicago, May IL The attorneys for
Timothy O'Grady, who is now serv
ing a seventeen year sentence in
Joliet for the murder of Police Officer
O'Btisn on the night or April 3, 1SS7, are
confident that Dyer Scanlan, who was
arrested yesterday with Mollic Mott for
the shooting of Officer Nolan, is the real
murderer and that their client is inno
cent as he always claimed to be. In polico
circles it has been reported that Scanlan
bad confided to friends that he was
O'Brien's slayer, but he refused to say any
thing on the subject last night. Officer
Nolan may recover, but will lose his right