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EEFLECTOR PUBLISHIN& COHPAKI.
Six men named Wolf have petitioned
the New York Legislature for a change
Kev. Dii. Lyman Abbott has been
elected permanent pastor of Plymouth
Church. Brooklyn. He is the first reg
ular successor to Henry Ward Beecher.
A writer in the Fall Mall Gazette
says that Mr. Gladstone owns a fine
piece of land at Niagara Falls on the
Canadian side, commanding a splendid
"view of the falls.
Mil McLane, United States Minister
to France, who was in Washington re
cently, said that there was no imme
diate apprehension of a disturbance in
Thomas Wynne, aged twenty-six.
vas recently found starving and sick
in a box car in Cincinnati. He had
been without food for a week and died
on the waj to the hospital.
Mr. Labouchere snys that the
Prince Imperial of Russia is so weak,
both mentally and physically, that in
(less exalted circles he would be re
garded as being within measurablo dis
tance of congenital idiocy.
The farmers1 mass convention began
at Fargo, Dak., on the 22d with a light
attendance. President Hinimel ur;cd
the farmers to hold their wheat and
keep it out of the visible supply, but
other speakers took a. different view.
Ex-Mayor Morgan- H. Bulkeley,
of Hartford, Conn, celebrated his re
tirement from oilice the other day by a
very graceful act. He presented to
the city portraits of all its mayors for
the past one hundred j-ears, which he
had collected and framed uniformly at
no small expense.
It is said that one effect'of the Em
peror William's death is that fully
thirty thousand Germans who fled to
escape conscription during fh.e Franco
Prussian war will now be at liberty to
visit the fatherland without being ar
rested for desertion, as their offense
was only coeval with the Emperor's
Illinois is making more than ordi
nary efforts to prevent the appearance
of cholera and other epidemic diseases
in the Slate this year. Among other
precautions taken the State Board of
Health has notified all the railroad com
panies centering in Chicago to put
their stations and grounds in srood
It has been the custom for small
Tcssels known as "copers," loaded with
all sorts of grog, to cruise about among
the North Sea fishing fleets selling
liquor to the sailors. Five European
powers have now entered into an
agreement for the suppression of this
business, and have declared rum sell
ing illegal upon the high seas.
. Democratic members of the House
Committee oh Rivers and Harbors arc
dismayed by the changes made in the
bill by the Senate Committee and ex
press an intention to vigorously oppose
most of those of importance. It is
asserted that the New England appro
priations have in many cases been in
creased bej-ond the estimates made b
thc officers and those submitted by the
department, while the Southern items
Lave been ruthlessly cut out.
In response to a resolution calling
for information on the subject the Sec
retary of the Treasury has sent to the
House reports on the overloading of
steamers on the Great Lakes. Gen
eral Dumont, Supervising Inspector,
states that during last year but one
vessel, the Vernon, was supposed to
have been lost by overloading. Inas
much as all but one of the forty-two
passengers were lost, and no official re
port of the disaster was made, it is not
surely known that the loss of the "Ver
non was actuallv due to overloading.
j According to news received in Lon
don from the west coast of Africa,
there have been some human sacrifices
in consequence of the death of a son of
the King of Grand Jack. Selected
victims were obliged to drink "sass
water," a poisonous liquor, and were
then pitched into the surf on the sea
shore. When the rollers dashed them
ashore, men, women, and children cut
at them with knives until they were
dead. The chief of the tribe flies the
British flag, and the captain of a trad
ing vessel remonstrated with him in
It has been definitely settled that
the recent offer to sell to the Govern
ment $5,200,000 bonds made in the
name of a well known Philadelphia
firm was a straw bid, solely intended
to affect the stock market. The firm
whose name was used informed the
department that they did not make the
offer and that they did not know who
did. They promised to assist the au
thorities in any thing that might lead
to the discovery of the person who had
used their name without authority.
The matter was being thoroughly in
vestigated, and it was deemed best by
Acting Secretary Thompson to with
hold the details of the affair from the
A n-ewspaper of the City of Mexico
has been exposing the ill treatment to
which agriculturariaborers on hacien
das in remote parts of the country are
jsrabjeefced. It says that in some dis
jtricts of-the State of Chiapas the na
tives are entirely naked and are found
tfius on the roads, serve thus on the
haciendas, and thus show themselves
in.the towns. It appears that they are
ignorant of the existence of hats, since
they never cover the head. These
wretched-peons hire themselves out as
heasts of burdens to whomsoever de
sires to lease them. The wages are
four dollars per month. As the poor
dndian is never able to discharge the
debf which he'has incurred through the
amount of twenty-five dollars usually
advanced to.him he is always a serf.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
1 1 - "
Gleaned by Telegraph and, MaiL
Vert little business was transacted in
the Senate on the Slit. A number of minor
bills passed, and Mr. Frye. from the Commerce
Committee, reported the River and Harbor bill
with amendments. Adjourned. ...In the House
the Senate amendments to the Pension Appro
priation bill were non-concurred in and a con
ference ordered. Much time was consumed In
referring to appropriate committees Senate
bills that had accumulated during the tariff de
bate. On motion of Mr. Hatch, of Missouri, the
bill to enlarge the powers of the Department
of Agriculture was passed under suspension of
the rules. It creates an executive de
partment to be known as the Depart
ment of Agriculture under control of a
Secretary of Agriculture, and transfers the
weather service from the war to the new de
partment. The Diplomatic and Consular bill
was considered and passed without material
amendment. The District of Columbia bill also
After the morning hour in the Senate on
the 2Sd an executive session was held, and when
the doors were opened the House bill to estab
lish a Department for Labor was taken up and
after agreeing to several amendments the bill
passed. A message was received from the
President returning without his approval the
bill for the relief of L. J. Worden, late post
master at Lawrence, Kan., amounting to 1625
for extra clerk hire, on the ground that the
allowance for clerk hire Is fixed by regulation
of the Post-office Department, that in this case
application for extra allowance had been
twice refused and the bill set a bad
precedent. A number of bills passed
the only one of general Interest being the bill
increasing the appropriation to KOO.OOO for
equipments and arms for the militia In the
House the dav was accorded to the Committee
on Labor, and Mr. O'NellL of Missouri, called
up the bill to confine the sale of the products of
convict labor to the States in which they are
produced, and addressed the House in its sup
port. A long debate followed and after the
previous question had been ordered the House
adjourned before taking a final vote.
But little business was transacted In the
Senate on the 23d, that body adjourning that
members might attend the funeral of the wife
of Senator Sawyer In the House the Senate
bill authorizing the Leavenworth Water Com
pany to purchase a portion of the Fort Leaven
worth military reservation passed and the
House went into Committee of the "Whole on
the Post-ofttce Appropriation bill, consideration
of which was pending when the House ad
journed. In the Senate on the 241h Mr. Stewart
called up his resolution for a constitutional
amendment providing that a majority instead
of a two-thirds vote shall be sufficient to pass a
bill over the President's veto and' spoke at
length in its favor.- Senators Vest, Plumb,
Manderson, Cnllom and Coke were appointed
the special committee to investigate the meat
product (the Chicago beef pool) and after agree
ing to the conference report on the Pension
Appropriation bill the Senate adjourned
After passing several bridge bills the House re
sumed consideration of the Post-office Appro
priation bill which finally passed, and the
Legislative Appropriation bill was taken up.
The Dakota bill also received another install
ment of political repartee, and after agreeing
to the conference report on the Invalid Pension
bill the House adjourned.
Is the Senate on the 25th a bill for the
confinement of inebriates in the Government In
sane Hospital was reported and placed on the
calendar. Senator Blair introduced a joint res
olution amending the Constitution so as to pro
hibit any State from maintaining any law re
specting any religious sect or prohibiting free
exercise thereto. The Revenue Deficiency bill
was then taken up, discussed and passed. After
an executive session the Senate adjourned until
Monday... Private business was laid aside in
the House and consideration of the Legislative,
Executiveand Judicial Appropriation bill re
sumed in Committee of the Whole. The debate,
however, was mostly of a partisan character,
and continued during the day. At the evening
session fifty pension bills passed.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Dom Pci.no, Emperor of Brazil, took a
sprious relapse at Milan, Italy, on the 22d.
He was stricken with paralysis. The last
sacrament was administered to him and
hopes of his recowry were abandoned.
The President and Mrs. Cleveland at
tended a reunion of "North" and "South"
Presbyterian delegates at the residence of
Wistar Morris, nearThiladelphia, recently.
In the course of his address the President
said to his hearers that he could not under
stand why his religious biethren should
keep up these political distinctions when
business men had obliterated them as be
Pennsylvania. Democrats were in con
vention at Harrisburg on the 23d and made
the following selection: Presidential
electors at large, ex-Congressman Spear
and A. F. Keating, of Pittsburgh. Dele
gates at large to St. Louis: L. C. Cassidy,
of Philadelphia; Charles F. Boyle, of
Washington County; William T. Mutcbler,
of Northampton, and William L. Scott, of
Erie. Judge J. B. McCallom, ot Susque
hanna County, was nominated for Supreme
Illinois Democrats were in session at
Springfield on the 23d and elected the fol
lowing delegates at large to the National
convention: William R. Morrison, William
C. Goudy, N. E. TVorthington and James S.
Ewing. Alternates, Alfred Orendorff, S.
S. Marshall, A. A. Goodrich and C. E.
Crafts. A resolution was adopted thank
ing President Cleveland for appointing
Hon. M. W. Fuller Chief Just:ce of the
United States. Johu M. Palmer, of Sanga
mon County, was nominated for Governor.
The Louisiana Legislature in joint ses
sion on the 23d chose R. L. Gibson to suc
ceed himself as United States Senator.
William M. Springer, of Sangamon
County, I1L. has been renominated for
Congress by the Democrats of his district.
Tue election in Southampton. England,
on the 23d resulted in tbe icturn of the
Liberal candidate. The result of the elec
tion created a sensation.
Mainc Democrats have nominated Hon.
W. L. Putnam, of Portlanl, for Governor.
The Emperor of Germany is to go to
TnE Czar of Russia intends to inspect the
army maneuvers at Odessa and may visit
A State League of Democratic Clubs
was formed at Harrisburg, Pa., on the 24th
with Chauncey F. B ack as president.
At the Mississippi Democratic State con
vention a resolution indorsing President
Cleve'and was unanimously adopted. The
Mills bill was also approved.
Pkince Henry, second, son of Emperor
Frederick, wns married to his cousin, Prin
cess Irene, at Charlottenburg oa the 24th.
The Emperor was present. The bi ide and
groom are grandchildren of Queen Victoria,
Irene being a daughter of the late Princess
Prof. E. B. Elliott, who for many years
had held tbe office of Government Actuary
in the Treasury Department, died very
suddenly recently at Wushingl :. from a
stroke of apoplexy.
Lord and Lady Linsaowne and suite
sailed for England from Quebec on the
General LAWTON,United States Minister
to Austria, and his wife are on their way
home to America on leave of absence.
The President has approved the follow
ing acts: Authorizing the President to ar
range a conference between the United
States of America and the republics of
Mexico and the South American countries;
to restore a part of the Uintah valley In
dian reservation to tho public domain; to
limit the hour3 that latter carriers in cities
shall be employed per day.
A fuiewell reception was given to Sir
Thomas H. Grattan Esmonde. iL P., at the
Academy of Music, New York, on the night
of the 25th.
Ex-Mator W. R. Grace, of New York,
announces his intention to go before the
Democratic State convention to make a
contest against Governor Hill for the nom
ination for Governor.
General Sheridan was reported critical
ly sick on the night of the 24th and was un
conscious. His trouble was an affection of
McxiciPJL elections in Virginia on the
24th went generally in favor of the Democrats.
Tee Roclithicr, i. i" ., street car drivers'
strike has been settles on terms favorable
to the men.
Americans have forged and put in circu
lation forty-five counterfeit five hundred
franc notes of the Bank, of France.
The Supreme Court or New South Wales
has granted writs of habeas corpus to the
Chinamen offering the poll tax. aud has
also ordered their release, en the ground
that the Government has no power to ex
clude foreigners from the country.
Some interest was created in London
shipping circles recently when the steamer
Rosedale cleared from that port for Chi
cago via the Welland canaL
A terrible explosion took place recently
in Merit's cartridge and fire works fac
tory, France, by which seven buildings
were destroyed. Eleven dead bodies were
taken from the ruins and twenty persons,
all more or less injured, were rescued.
Tue switchmen or the Southern Pacific
road at Loj Angeles, Cal., have struck be
cause the company is gradually getting rid
of tbe men who struck two weeks ago.
Tue corner stone of the divinity building
of the new Catholic University at Wash
ington was not laid on the 24th, as ex
pected, rain preventing. Exercises were
held, however, President Cleveland being
present. Miss Caldwell, the donor of
$300,030 for the university, was presented
witn a gold medal from the Pope.
A destructive hail storm ravaged the
farms near Sulphur Springs. Tex., recent
ly. Heavy storms were also reported at
Dns. Newman and Goodsell are the names
of two more of the new Bishops elected by
the Methodist General Conference at New
The centennial of the Fresbyterian
Church, North and South, was celebrated
at Philadelphia on the 24th.
Br a lire in a rag shop in New York
City the other day, three female pickers
were forced to jump by the flames and
were severely hurt.
Charles E. Jcdson, president of the Chi
cago Consumers' Gas Company, on the
witness stand in the office of Master in
Chancery Bass recently, testified that the
company made a fraudulent issue of SS23,
000 worth of bonds in excess of $3,000,000 in
bonds issued when the CDmpany was or
ganized. Immense swarms of locusts are reported
in Central Algiers.
Tue colteciions of internal revenue for
the first ten months of the present fiscal
year amount to 100,406,452, an increase ol
?5,153.3S5 over the same time last year.
The statement of assets and liabilities cf
the great California commission house, W.
T. Coleman & Co., shows an excess oi
075,000 of assets over liabilities.
The American Electric Manufacturing
Company's property in New York City has
been seized on judgments for 20,000.
The new board of directors or tbe Mis
souri, Kansas & Texas railway met at New
York on the 24th aud organized by electing
R. V. Martinsen president. An executive
committee was appointed, consisting of R.
V. Martinsen, TV. Merteus, H. K. Enos, Si
mon Stern, TV. D&wd and TV. Bond, all ol
Charles H. Wacker, the Democratic
nominee lor Treasurer of Illinois, an
nounces that he will not run because oi
lack of time and political ambition.
The glassworkers' strike in the Depart
ment of the Seine, France, has ended.
Charles James, of St. Louis, has been
elected president of the National-Butchers'
A desperate conflict occurred recently
on the Grecian coast between large parties
of Greek and Italian fishermen. Thirty oi
the participants were wounded and many
boats with a quantity of fishing tackle
Frank Mills, of California, a sub-freshman
of Harvard College, eighteen years
old, died at Boston recently from the ef
fects of excessive opium smoking. With
two companions he obtained some pices
and indulged in the vice, and, it is said,
smoked several pipsfuis in rapid succes
sion and was made very ill. His two com
panions were reported d ingerously sick.
Several of the wealthiest merchants ol
Moscow have been convicted of adulterat
ing tea. One of them was deprived of ins
civil rights and banished to Siberia for life.
The others weie sentenced to different
terms of imprisonment.
The number of forged Bank of Franca
notes in circulation proves larger than was
at first, supp sed. The panic increased and
public confidence is shaken owing to the
refusal of the directors to reimburse hold
ers of tiie forged notes. The police have
no clew to the forgers.
President Spencer, of the Baltimore &
Ohio railroad, denies in most positive terms
the stories of the alleged sale of the Phila
delphia branch of the road.
L nop reports to tha St. Paul Pioneer Trest
from all parts of the Northwest are ex
cceling.y favorable. The rain in the Red
river vallev has been of incalculable ben
efit, and tho condition of the wheat in.
Southern Minnesota is much better than
was thought possible a month ago.
ADDITION AT. DISPATCHES.
Terrible rain storms, accompanied by
hail, were reported from many points in
Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri and as fai
east as Ohio on the 2G:h. Crops suffered
greatly and considerable live stock was
lost, but only two or three persons were
killed, which was remarirabl-i onsidenng
the number of washouts reported.
At Washington on the 2Stli it was not
thought that General Sheridan could live
for twenty-four hours.
The Pope's rescript was denounced by
delegates of the Irish Catholic societies of
Chicago on the 27tfcr.
The Senate was not in session rn the
23th. The House debated the Judicial Ap
propriation bill until adj lurnment.
All employes of the Milwaukee road nt
Mitchell, Dak., were recently notified that
they have been assessed one-third of then
pay for the first six days of the month to
help the company p.iy damages sustaiued
through tha Q strike. Much indignation
Boston Corbett, who slew John Wilkes
Booth, made his escape from the Topeka,
(Kan.) Insane Asylum recently, where he
had been confined for some time as a
dangerous mauiac Corbett was in the
grounds taking exercise with the othf-r in
mates and seeing a horse saddled and
bridled suddenly broke from the ranks and
mounting the animal was off before his
astonished guards recovered from their
An Italian boarding house at Pittston,
Pa., was burned the other morning. Three
children of the proprietor, Christopher
Sarageti, perished and several men were
hurt, some fatally.
Colonel Eli Slifer, formerly State
Tieasurer, died recently at Lewisburg,
Pa., .from injuries received from being
thrown from his carriage.
The 1o3s by the recent fire at the Chat
tonnoea (Teun.) stove works amounted to
Captain R. S. McCacghrey. the boodle
county commissioner, of Chicago, has been
granted a pirdon by Governor Oglesby.
An aeronaut named Fish was thrown
from his balloon near Cleveland, O., re
cently and fatally hurt.
Business was restricted on the London
Stock Exchange during the week ended
May 26. Prices were generally firm, ex
cept Americans, which showed a slight
shrinkage. Business was quiet in Paris.
At Berlin and Frankfort prices were firm
with a fractional advance.
Clearing house returns for week ended
May 26 showed an average decrease of 5.2
compared with the corresponding period
of last year. In New York the decreasi
The official Gazette, of Madrid, publishes
the text of an agreement between Spain
and the United States prolonging the ex
isting commercial arrangements between
the two countries, pending the conclusion
of a more comprehensive treaty.
Congressman William D. Btxtm has
been renominated by acclamation by the
Democrats of the Seventh In !iana district.
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
The annual report of Superintenent
Wilder, of the Insurance Department,
shows that there- are eighty-three fire in
surance companies doing business in the
State. Of these nine are Kansas mutual;
fifty -six stock companies of other States,
and eighteen foreign companies. The total
fire ri-ks written" for 16S7, amounted tc
$I37,22S,2S), for which premiums were re
ceived or t2.031.32S, and the losses paid
amounted to fL,12i,72u. The total amount
of life risks written during 1Ss7 was $12,
801,S43; for which premiums were received
of $743.3Si. and losses paid amonuting to
247.485. The expenses of the department
for 1SS7 were t5.540.6J, oxclusive or light,
fuel, rent, etc., and the receipts $51 403.57,
making the department not onlv self -sustaining
but furnishing a handsome net
revenue to the State. The Superintendent
believes that this sum is large enough tc
induce the Legislature to pass a law which
will really exclude unauthorized and un
taxed ompanies from the State and place
the agents of bogus companies in jaiL The
report embraces a long list of bogus or
wild-cat compauies that have been exclud
ed from the State, together with a list of
companies that have been born and died
since the department was organize i. The
full report contains some spicy reading.
Trof. Hat, of Junction City, in an article
in the quarterly report or the State Board
of Agriculture, says: Rock salt was first
struck at Ellsworth at a depth of 730 feet
in August last; at Hutchinson at a depth
of 463 feet a little later; at Kingman at a
depth of 065 feet; on December 2, atLyons,
at a d. pth of 7s5 feet; a little latter at An
thony at a depth of S25 feet. These five
important fields were opened up to busi
ness enterprise in 18S7. These salt dis
coveries are as remarkable as any in the
world. If each area discoveied should
prove to be limited to a few thousand or a
few hundred acres, the supply is practi
The large mattress factory at Salina,
owned by Neil Haggard and A. J. Wood
ward, was destroyed by fire the other day.
Loss, 10,000, with only light insurance.
In the report of the Democratic State con
vention the district delegates elected to St.
Louis for the Sixth district were inad
vertently omitted. They are: George A.
Collett, or Ellsworth, and Howard Carpen
ter, of Thomas Couuty.
Late post-olfice changes in Kansas: Es
tablished, Atwater, Meade County, Albert
A. Counterman, postmaster; Berry: on,
Shawnee County, George TV. Berry, Jr.,
postmaster; Neely, Leavenworth County,
Lyman J. Morgan, postmaster; Pyramid,
Gove County, James G. Bowman, post
master. Discontined, Clawson, Garfield
County; Hail Ridge, Linn County; Lud
wick.Pratt County : Sonora, Harper Couuty.
Governor Martin recently pardoned
Charles B. Rotrock. who was serving a
year's sentence iti tho Ottawa County jail
for assault with intent to kill while drunk,
on cond tion that Rotiock forever abstain
from using intoxicating liquors.
Leavenworth denies the circulated re
port of the prevalence of small-pox in that
Pensions granted Kansas veterans on
the 24th: James A. Swepston, National
Military Home; Thomas L. Story, Wichita;
Frank Stoeher, Maryvdle; Edward C. Alt
man, Melrose; John Morris, Morantown;
William Medhurst, Pittsburg; Thunas M.
Hamilton, Garnett. Increase, John L.
Nichols, TVaterville; Howard Ross, Beloit;
Abijah S. Che.irs, Burrton; William P.
Darby, Shockey; Stephen A. Holcomb,
Pension Agent Glick has given notice
that the fund on hand is $350,000 short of
the amount which will be required to make
the time payments. He will be unable to
pay pension vouchers hereafter presented
until an appropi iation is made by Congress
for the deficiency.
At a recent meeting of the Kansas & Ne
braska Railroad Association at Topeka one
and one-third rates were made to the fol
lowing meetings: Kansas State Temper
ance Union, Topeka, June 11 to 13; Interna
tional Typographical Union, Kansas City,
June 11 to l'J; Gilmore's Musical Festival,
Kansas City, June 10 to 21; Kansas Horti
cultural Society, Holton, June 19 to 30;
Kansas State Millers' Association, Enter
prise, Kan,, July 13 and 14; North Nebras
ka Fair and Driving Association, Norfolk,
Neb., .August. 27 to 31; Turnvercin, Leaven
worth, Kan., June 9 to 11.
At Leavenworth the other day Police
man Gcodell attempted to arrest Ben Black,
a negro, upon the appeal of Black's wife
for protection from her husband, when
Black fired at the officer, who returned the
fire, killing Black instantly. The coroner's
jury held the shooting to be justifiable.
An unknown, well-dressed man bound for
Western Kansas,recentlygot on the wrong
train at Kansas City and was let off at
Argentine. In attempting to board a train
to return he fell between the cars and was
killed. There were no papers on him to
lead to his identity.
It is stated that all surveyors and em
ployes on the proposed extensien of the
Kansas City, Wyandotte & Northwestern
railway have been discharged and word
given out that there will be no further
effort to complete the road to Beatrice,
Neb., or elsewhere this year.
The members of the Northwestern Edi
torial Association visited Topeka on the
25th as guest of the Topeka Press Club
which gave them a reception at Represen
tatives Hiil. and a banquet, at which Gov
ernor Martin delivered tho address of wel
come. Tnn other afternoon about a mile east of
Seeley,a small village on the S:mtaFe road,
Robert Watson and his sixtcen-j-ear-old
brother Harry, were playing cards on the
bank of the Walnut river, when Harry,
who did not think a revolver which he
was carrying was loaded, pulled the trigger
and sent a ball crashing through his
brother's brain. The victim lived four
The report of the warden of the State
penitentiary, filed May24, shows that there
are confined in the penitentiary at Leaven
worth 922 convicts, 139 of whom are colored
and 10 are females. There aie 10 life male
prisoners and two life female prisoners.
There are 51 males sentenced to be hanged
and three females under the same sentence.
About C6 per cent, of the inmates are under
the age of thirty years and three-fourths of
those confined were convicted of grand
Horse thieves infest Garfield County.
Patents recently granted Kansas inven
tors : F. S. Thomas, Topeka, desk cabinet
(design); G. S. Currier, Garnett, car
mover; F. S. Dimon, Fort Scott, tire tight
ener; S. F. Kellogg. Clay Center, device
for converting motion; O. L Langwortby.
Nortonville, trace carrier; E. P. Newbanks
and J. Mahaffa, Beloit, food trough.
TnE other night the body of Thomas
Wilson was found in his cellar at Kingman.
Early in the evening Mr.s. Wilson heard a
pistol shot and went to the cellar but did
cot make a very close search. Later she
went to the cellar again and made a closer
examination and found the body. It was
doubtless a case of suicide.
Work is being actively pushed on the
extension of the Rock Island road from
Caldwell into Texas.
The body of a boy about eight years old
was found the other afternoon in the Kan
sas river two miles above Lawrence. The
remains were discovered by two boys while
gathering driftwood. Tho officers having
previously been notified thit a boy was
missing from Wamego telegraphed to that
place and next day James Beak, of Wa
mego, went to Lawrence and identified the
body as that of his little son. It was
thought he had fallen into the river while
playing on the bank.
The other day Miss Hulda Gnstafson,
aged twenty-two years, was fatally burned
at McPherson by her clothes taking fire
frcm a cook stove.
Norcatcr, in Decatur County, has a new
bank-, with a capital of $50,000.
EAIN AND HAIL.
Terrific Rain and Hail Storms In
Kansas, Missouri and Ne
braska. Overflowing: Creeks, Intrnmcrarjlo
"Washouts aud Great Destruction
of Growing: Crops.
Bat Little Loss of Life Considering tha
"Widespread Extent of the Storm
Live Stock Lost,
CnADRON. Neb.. May 2S. A waterspout
broke in Northwestern Dawes County
Saturday night at six o'clock. Five miles
of track wers submerged on the Fremont,
Elkhorn & Missouri Valley railway and a
number of bridges washed out. Farmers
all along the White and Lcne Tree rivers
have had to abandon their homes
and a nu'n'ber have been washed
away. White river rose sixteen
feet in forty minutes and tho water
came down almrst in a solid wall. It is
impossible to cross as all the highway
bridges are washed out and it is feared
greut damage has been done further north
west, as the waterspiut came from that
direction. Captain A. J. Sweet, a farmer,
lost sixteen head of cattle ana five horses,
the water coming in such a wall that it
carried the live stock along with it. Sweet
crossed the river in a toit aud reported
that terrible damage hid been done to
other farmers both in loss of live stock
and crops. The cioud was pluinly visible
from here and it had the appearance of a
black mass revolving like a cart wheel or
log, entirely different, fr jih a cyclone cloud.
St. Josith, Mo.. May 2S. The heaviest
rain storm that has visited this vicinity in
many years fell Saturday, beginning about
noon and pouring down in torrents until
eight p. m., with scarcely an interruption.
All the wagon bridges its the county and in
iu South and North St. Joseph are gone,
and the street cars are not running, except
in the high p: r;i ns of thecity. Water got
into the o 1 tank of Scotield, Sbumcr & Tea
gle and wasted nearly a thousand barrels
of oil, which is distributed all over the
south part of the city. About two miles of
the mun line of the Kansas City, St, Jo
seph & Counc.l Bluffs were washed out be-
twe3n herd aud Forest City, thirty miles
above, and there was a washout of 1,000 feet
between here and Amazonia, twelve miles
north, nnd another of 8-K) feet at Bay's
branch, just above the city.
A severe rain storm, accompanied by a
violent wind, visited Hannibal, Mo., Satur
day night, doing cousiderable damage to
the growing crops. All small streams
were floodod. A rise of six inches in the
Mississippi river caused the Wabash rail
road track to be washed out six miles east
of the city and trains on that road were
temporarily abandoned. The rise in the
river was particularly discouraging to
flooded tny levee farmers.
A tremendous rain, wind and hail storm
also visited Jamesport. The Rock Island
track and culverts east of the city wore
washed away and trains delayed. Hail of
enormous size, measuring three inches in
diameter, fell. There were rumors of
heavy losses in the country, but the city
escaped without serious damage.
The heaviest wind and rain storm that
has occurred for many a day passed over
Boonville Saturday night, aud raged with
unabated fury until next morniug. Great
damage was done to property. A large
brick building, owned and occupied by
Sombart's Milliug Company as a wart
house, was blown down and completely
demolished. Several land slides occurred
on the Boonville & Lexington branch of
the Missouri Pacific railway, inflicting an
estimated loss of $53 000 to the company.
The Petite Saline river is over its banks in
many places, and the crop3 along its bor
ders are greatly damaged.
Leavenworth, Kan., May r-S. A. special
from Beloit says that city was visited by a
heavy rain Saturday niht at S:30, accom
panied by a direct wind which was the
hardest ever seen here. Three small houses
were blown down in the city, and a baby,
named Guile, was killed m one of them.
The mother and a little girl were slightly
injured. The water works were injured.
Two or three business houses were un
roofed, and chimneys, w.nd mills and trees
At Delphos the most destructive and
terrible wind, rain and hail storm ever
known in that section prevailed last Satur
day night. The velocity of the wind was
sixty miles an hour aud destroyed fences,
trees, barns and outhouses in the country.
The hail stones were piled inches deep, and
for a radius of six miles the wheat and
other growing crops are almost wholly de
stroyed. A dispatch from Abilene says: There
was a heavy hail s-torm throughout Dickin
son and Ottawa Counties. At Manchester
a bank building in course of erection was
demolished by the wind. At Vine Creek
a wind struck the residence of TV. A.
Tudor, completely demolishing it and bury
ing Mrs. Tudor and daughter in the ruins.
They were badly but not latally injured.
At Detroit the hail was accompanied by
vast clouds of dust, turning day into night.
Barns and residences were more or less in
jurned, but no one was hurt.
A terrilic electrical storm raged at
Frankfort from ten to eleven o'clock Satur
day night. H. H. Lourey's three tinest
bred mares were killed by lightning. L. V.
McKec's dwelling was struck and badly
damaged and a cow killed. There wn9
serious loss of stock by lightning between
Frankfort and Blaine, fifteen miles south.
The heaviest rainstorm that has visited
Atchison for years occurred Saturday.
The streams were greatly swollen and
many washouts were reported on the rail
roads. Owing to th2 heavy rain, the rail
road washouts and the muddy condition of
the ground the excursion of 105 children,
inmates of tho Soldiers' Orphan Home, has
Downs was viiteJ Saturday morning by
a destructive wind aud hail storm. The
hail fell In places to a depth of six inches
on a leveL One dwelling and a large barn
at the edge of town were blown down, but
no one was injured. Almos every win
dow glass in the west side of buildings
were destroyed. The loss to growiog crops
Mr. Andrew Carnegie i well known as
a money making, and yet a very liberal
man, and his la-t proposition to the thou
sands of men he employs deserves respect
ful consideration as showing how both
these qualities can be united. Ho has
made millions of dollars and now proposes
to give tha men who work for him a chance
to become independent. He offers them a
share of the profits of his business and
also proposes to lend the money on long
tim-3 to build homes for themselves. A
more liberal offer was never made to work
ingmen, aud it is to be hoped that the ex
periment will meet with success. The
New York Sun says that It was last year
that he drew up the scheme now published
for giving his workmen an interest
in his steel works, and loaning
them money to build homes for them
selves. Mr. Carnegie has long been an ad
vocate of a peculiar system of profit shar
ing, which he has not until this time been
able to put in practice in the large estab
lishments under bis controL The end oi
the strike and the resumption of operations
m the works at Braddock has given him the
opportunity for which he had previously
sought, and now his army of wage earners
are invited to take advantage of his offer.
The result of the new scheme will be looked
for with interest. We believe that in the
Allis Iron Works in Milwaukee one feature
of his system has ben in successful opera
tion for years. If it b3 successful it will
undoubtedly be the precursor of similar
projects on'the part oi wealthy firms.
Dates of the Variou Fairs to be Held ta
Khemi Next Fait. "
Tbe State Board of Agriculture has pre
pared tbe following list of district and
county fairs to bo held In Kansas th s year:
Kansas State Fair Association, Topeka,
September 17, IS, 19, SO, 21 and 22.
Western Natiinal Fair Association. Law
rence. September 3. 4. 5, 6, 7 and 8.
Anderson Cou-ay Fair Association, Gar
nett, August IS. 29. SD and 31.
Bourbon Comty Fair Assoc" ation, Fort
Scott. September 11, 12, 13 and 14.
Brown County Exposition Association,
Hiawatha, Se;tenver 4, 5. 6 and 7.
Chas3 County A g-icultural Society, Cot
tonwood Falls, Ehudale, Ssptember 26, 27
Cherokee Coanty Agricultural and Stock
Association, Columba, Ocober 11. 12, 13
Cheyenne County Agricultural Associa
tion, Wano, September 15. 16, 17 and IS.
Clay County Fair Association, CIav Cen
ter, September 4. 5, 6 and 7.
CofiVy Cojnt,- Fair Association, Burling
ton, September 10, IL 12. IS and 14.
Cowley County Fair and Driving Park
Association, Winfleld, September 3, 4, 5,
G and 7.
Kansas Central Agricultural Society,
Junc-i n City, September 21, 22 and 23.
Ellis County Agricultural Society, Hays
City. October 2, 3 and 4.
Franklin County Agricultural Society,
Ottawa, September 17, IS, 18. 20 and 21.
Hkrvey County Fir Association, New
ton, September li. 12, 13 and 14.
Jeffeison County Agiioulturul nnd Me
chanical Association, Oskaloosa, September
11. 12, 13 and 14.
Jewell County Agricultural nnd Kudus
trial Societv, Mankato, September IS, 19,
20 and 21.
Lacyg e District Fair Association, La
cygne, September 4, 5, 6 nnd 7.
Linn I'ounty Fair Association, Mound
Ciiy, Sep mnber 17, IS, 19, 20 and 21.
Piea-untcn Fair Association, Plcasanton,
September IS, 111, 20 and 21.
Marion County Agricultural Socfety,
Peabody, Septembers, 6 and 7.
Montcome.-y County Aprcultural Soci
ety, Independence, September 4, 5, 15. 7
Morris County Exposition Company, Coun
cil Grove, September 25. 20, 27 and 2S.
Nemaha Fair Association, Seneca, ep
tember 15, l'J, 20 and 21.
Sabctha District Fair Association, Sa
besha, August 2S, 20, SO and 31.
Osage County Fair Association, Burlin
game, September 11, 12. 13 and 14.
Osborne County Fair Association, Os
borne, September IL 12, 13 and 14.
Ottawa County Fair Association and Me
chanics' Institute, Mmnejpolis, Septernber
25. 20. 27 and 2S.
Phillies County Agr.cultural and Me
chanical Association, Phillipsburg, (Sep
tember IS, 19, 20 and 21.
Pratt Cojnty Agricultural Society, Pratt
City, September 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Hutchiason Fair Association, Hutchin
son, October 2. 3, 4 and 5.
Blue and Kansas Valley Agricultural So
ciety. Manhattan, September IS, l'J, 20
Plainville Fair Association, Plainville,
September 25, 2G. 27 and 2S.
Rush County Industrial Fair Association,
La Crosse, September 19, 20 and 21.
Saline County Agr.culturaLHorticultural
and Mechanical Association, Salinn, Sep
tember IL 12, 13 and 14.
Smith County Agricultural Society, Smith
Center, September 19,20 and 2L
Washington County Live Stock, Agri
cultural and Mechanical Association,
Greenleaf, September 12, 13 and 14.
Neoho Valley District Fir Assoi iation,
Neosho Falls, September 24, 25, 2d, 27 and
RepabllcHU Oelepatex. .
The following delegates have been chosen
to the Republican National convention at
At large Albert Griffin, Manhattan;
Thomas A, Osborne, Topeka; Colonel J. R.
Hallowell, Wichita; Judgo J. C. Strange,
First district Cy. Leland, Jr., Troy; J.
M. Graybfll, Leavenworth.
Second Heury L. Alden, Wyandotte;
Colonel TV. A. Johnson, Garnett.
Third TV. M. Jenkins, Arkansas City;
Captmn J. D. BarKer, Girard.
Fourth W. W. Scott, Emporia; Alvah
Sheldon, EJ dorado.
Fifth Captain H. D. Baker, Salina; Hon.
B. M.McEchron, Concord.
Sixth TV. W. Watson, Osborne; M. H.
Seventh A. H. Heber, Meade Centre; O.
Following are the delegates elected by
the Democratic State convention to the
National convention at St. Louis:
At Large Edward Carroll, Leaven
worth; David M. Dale, Wichita; J. G.
Lowe, Washington, and A. A. Harris, Fort
district Dr. S. F. Neely, Leaven
worth; B. P. Wagener, Atchison.
Second district George Innes, Douglas ;
H. S. Swingley, Wyandotte.
Third district Angel Mathcwson, La
bette; E. M. Hewins. Chautauqua.
Foartli district Jacob Dccon, Butler;
Eugene Hagan, Shawnee.
Fifth district W. T. Harris, Dickinson;
C. E. Glfford, Clay.
Sixth district George A. Collett, Ells
worth; Howard Carpenter, Tnomas.
Seventh district M. J. O'Mara, Meade;
James MeKinsley, Reno.
Serious Work of a Cyclone.
BoNHAit, Tex., May 24. The cyclone
which passed through the town of Brook
ston, twenty-five miles east of here, Tues
day, destroyed three churches, one school
house and seven residences, killed a col
ored woman and seriously injured eight
persons. Tbe damage in tbe town amounts
to over $12,000. while the losses to growing
crops and feices can not he estimated. The
track cf the storm was two or three hun
dred yards wide.
Itainft In Arkanauft.
Van Bcren, Ark.. May 23. Heavy rains
have washed out IOjOOO feet of bridging
near Mountain Bay, Alchester. A round
house and a brick building were swept
away at Wiuslow. The guests at Yohe's
Hotel had to wade through the water to
breakfast. All bridges are unsafe and no
trains have arrived for the past four days.
Crops and fences were washed away
wherever tLe rain clouds burst.
Another Fiend Jailed.
Clinton, Mo., Map- 24. TV. C. Fewell,
Constable of Davis township, this county,
brought Alexander Murrell, a colored
fiend, to the county jiil to-day, charged
with the outrage of a thirteen-year-old
girL He bad induced her to enter an old
cabin in the woods and locked the door on
her little s.sters and had torn the clothes
from her person. He camo near being
Another Keprleve For I'atternon.
Louisville, May 23. William Patter
son, who was to hang May 25, under ex
piration of the Governor's ninety-day
respite, has received a second repr.eve un
til June 22.
Norborne, Mo., May 24. White Bros.'
elevator at this place burned to the ground
yesterday morning. The fire is supposed
to have originated from a hot journal, as
the elevator was running late the previous
night. The loss was 514.003; Insurance,
$S,000. Other buildings facing the elevator
were damaged $500.
Kansas Citt, Mo., May 2X At a meeting
of the board of directors of the Exposition
Company yesterday afternoon C Ralph
Evans, secretary of the North End Im
provement Association, was elected man
ager of the Exposition for the ensuing
THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY.
Had Weather Mart an Interesting: Erent
'If -.' -ii. 1 Catholic Church.
T TVashington-, May 25. The corner stone
of the divinity building of tho new Catholic
University of America was to have been
laid yestrJay afternoon. The downpour
of rain, however, prevented. Cardinal
Gibbons arrived from Baltimore at eleven,
and was attended by a number of distin
guished prelates. The Cardinal was driven
at once to the residence of Rev. Dr. Chap
elle. At two o'clock he accompanied
Colonel and Mme. Bonaparto in their car
riage to the university grounds, where
about 3,000 people had klreadv assembled.
The canvas and bunting whluh had been
stretched over the grand stand tb protect
the people from the ruin but indifferently
answered its- purpose. .Among the, dis
tinguished prelates present were Jsmes
Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishops WilIiims,of
Bcston; Ryun. of Philadelphia; Elder, of
Cincinnati; Salpoiute, of Sunta Fe; Ire
land, of St. Paul; Bishops Spaulding, of
Peoria; Keane. of Richmond; Ryan, of
Buffalo; Northrop, of Charleston, S. C;
Bourke, ot Cheyenne: MarheSeuf, ofjDen
ver; Brondel, of Helena; GilHiore.TorCIeve
land; Jaussens, of NatchezTFhel:in, ot
Pittsburgh; Kain, of Wheeling; O'Roilly,
of Springfield; O'Sullivan, of Mobile;
Mcore, ot St. Augustine; Lobroouff, of
Washington Territory; Maes, cf Coving
ton ; McGovern, of Harrisburg; Dr. John S.
Foley. Bi.hop Elect ot Detroit; Robert
Fulton, S. J.. Provincial of tho Order or
Jesui s of the United States and MvUsig
nor Farley, of New York. -
A large number of priests, scholastics
and seminarians were also present. A few
minutes before four o'clock the President
arrived and was introduced to Canlinal
Gibbons and the other distinguished di
vines present, who removed thiir scarlet
and purple berettas, and remained uncov
ered while the President was standing.
Secretaries Bayard, Vilas, Whitney and
Endicott and Postmaster-General Dickin
son arrived soon alter and took seats-near
the Preident. At four p. m. u'choirof 150
voices, accompanied by the Marlnosband,
rendered Haydu's anthem: "ThdHeavens
Are Telling." This was followed by the
chanting of Psalm S3 by the choristers
frpm St. Mary's Seminary aud St. Charles'
College, of Baltimore. After selections
were rendered by the choir and the Ma
rine band, Right Rev. Bishop Spauldiug,
of Peoria, delivered an address.
Bishop Keane, Rector of the University,
then stepped forward, and addressing him
self to Miss Caldwell, who was seated at
the right and in front of tho platform, read
a short letter from the Cardinal to Miss
Caldwell, expressing tho profound grati
tude of the Church for her gift of ?300,00O,
which he said eatitles her to bo considered
the "foundress of our Catholic University."
Accompanying the Cardinal's letter was
one from the Pope to Bishop Keane, ex
pressing gratitude for Miss Caldwell's
munificence, and bestowing upn her the
Apostolic benediction. Bishop Keane then
handed Miss Caldwell the modal sent by
the Pope. It is of solid gold and about two
inches in diameter. It was struck by order
ot Leo XIIL. at the beginning of and in
commemoration of the eighth year of his
pontificate. One side contains the profile
of the Pop-i. On the other Is the represent
ation of tue genius of history lifted aloft by
angels, with an inscription commemorating
the opening of the archives of tha Vatican
to the historical researches of the scholars
of the world. Miss Caldwell received the
gift with bowed head.
The ceremony of blessing tho site of the
chapel and laying the corner stone was
postponed on account ot the rain. These
ceremonies will ba performed ut a futuro
Tho Station Actntu of the Fort cott Sys
tem Send la Favorable KeportH.
Kansas Citt, Mo., May 20. The condi
tion and prospects of the crops along tho
line of the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Gulf
road havo been compiled from reports sent
in by the various station agents and make
a very satisfactory showing. The reports
are to the effect that the acreage of corn in
the section through which the road
passes is considerably in excels of
last year, and although in some
localities the lateness of spring and
cold rains have had a retarding
effect, yet the general outlook is excellent.
The reports concerning wheat are not on
the whole so encouraging, but this section
is not regarded as a wheat country, corn
being the principal product along almost
the entire line of the road. In mnny places
wheat and oats have both suffered from
the chinch bugs, although their devasta
tions have been much less serious than
would have been the case had they
not been kept down by heavy rains. The
average yield of corn will probably be
far larger than last year. In compiling, tho
following series of questions were sent to
each station agent : L What is the esti
mated average of the outlook of the wheat
crop in your vicinity! 2. How has the sea
eon been as regards rainfall and other in
fluences! 3. Give prospects for corn and
other crop, also feeling among farmers in
your locality I 4. How does tho average of
wheat and corn compare u ith that of last
KANSAS LAND DECISIONS.
A lady's 1'roof Cancelled A Wichita De
TVAsnixoTON, M.iy 25. The Secretary of
the Interior has made decisions in Kansas
appeal cases for the General Land. Office
William T. Jones vs. Amy Lureblood;
cash entry; involving the right toaquarter
scc'ion of land of Osage Indian trust and
diminished reserve Ian. I, in Wichita land
district. The decision of the Land Office
rejected Miss Lureblood's proof and hold
ing her filing for cancellation, and order
ing Jones to make new proof is modified so
as to award Jones the tract in disputo
without further proof.
Jacob Putraan vs. W. II. TVUkerson;
homestead entry contest, involving a quar
ter section of land in tbe Larned laud dis
trict. The Land Office decision is modified
so as to allow Wiikerson original cash en
try, subject to contest of Putman as to the
latter's right as contestant being rein
stated. Thomas Hick vs. A. R. Hamil; cash en
try contest; the right to quarter section in
Osaga Indian trust aud diminished reserve
land, Wichita land district, holding Hamil's
entry for cancellation and awarding tho
tract to Hick, is reversed, and that of
Hamil held intact.
General Sheridan Sick.
Washington, May 2a General Sheridan
was unconscious Thursday night, and a
priest was at his bedsfde most of the time.
Next morning a guarded bulletin was issued
by the attending physicians to prepare the
public against the worst This was in op
position to the wishes of the family of the
General, who do not yet realize the danger
he is in. It is now stated at the War De
partment that tbe cause of the fall on Mon
day was heart failure,andthathis condition
is extremely serious. In fact from all that
can be learned at the Bureau of Medicine
and Surgery at tbe War Department he is
a very sick man and physicians are in con
stant attendance upon him. His trouble is
a valvular affection of the heart.
Madison, Wis., if ay 25. The Prohibition
State convention was ia session all day.
The following State ticket was put in nom
ination without opposit on : For Governor,
E. G. Durant Racine County; Lieutenant
Governor, T- H. Dahle, of Dane; Secretary
of State, Nelson Ladue, of Lafayette;
Treasurer, D. Prescott, or Marinette; Attorney-General,
C. E. Pike, of Winnebago;
State Superintendent, J. H. Gould, of Wal
worth; Railway Commissioner; E. W.
Drake, of Milwaukee; Insurance Commis
sioner, 8. M. Bixby. The State- Central
Committee was" re-organized, , but T. C.
Richmond, of Dane, continues, chairman.
A full set of Presidential Electors waa
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