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lEFLECTOfi PUBLEBM COMPffl.
Cotton worms and grasshoppers are
doing great damage in the great Mex
ican cotton region of the State of
The Pope is said to he suffering
from a liver complaint and losing
strength. He has been ordered to take
-mineral water before breakfast.
Accokdixg to Pittsburgh reports the
-toap manufacturers of this country
-nre discussing the formation of a trust
to regulate prices and production.
Farmed in New Jersey are about
instituting "bug days," wherein a con
certed effort will be made to extermi
nate the insects that play havoc with
fruit and vegetables.
Lakge numbers of Chinese are re
ported making their way into the
United States from British Columbia
by way of the frontier placer mines,
which are principally in the hands of
ProF. Tsciiakekt, of the Konigs
berg University, has discovered in the
library numerous hitherto unknown
manuscripts of sermons and com
mentaries written by Martin Luther in
the period from 1519 to 1525.
Representative Phelan's bill to
prevent discrimination in the selling of
newspapers, magazines and literary
matter on Inter-State railways and
rleamships has been acted on favorably
iy the House Committee on Commerce.
By the apportionment of the school
fund among the several counties made
by the State Auditor it is discovered
that the school population of Iowa has
increased only 570 during the year.
This is the smallest increase in any
year since Iowa became a State.
The suit of the Webster Loom Com
pany vs. E. S. Higgins & Co., for in
fringement of a patent process of car
pet weaving, which has been pending
for fourteen years, was decided at New
York on the 27th in favor of the plain
tiff, but only six cents damages was
awarded, instead of $3,000,000 wanted.
General Haiuuson's maternal great
grandfather,. John Cleves Symmes,
who purchased from the Government
the site of the city of Cincinnati, was
not the promulgator of the "Symmes
hole" notion, but was the uncle and
namesake of that fantastic theorist.
He was a Colonel in New Jersey's rev
olutionary army and was afterward a
Justice of the Supreme Court of that
The Iiifonva, of Rome, declares that
the statement made before the Ameri
san committee inquiring into the im
migration question are exaggerated,
but that if America's measures be
confined to a remedy for excessive im
migration the agents of Italy will not
cause discontent. It believes that it
will not be difficult for Italy and
America to agree in order to counter
act the doings of the greedy specula
tors, especially when the Italian Par
liament has approved the Emigration
At a mass meeting under the aus
pices of the various trades unions in
the Metropolitan Temple at San Fran
cisco the other night speeches were
made attacking the course pursued by
the United States Judges in landing
Chinese and a memorial was adopted
Seclaring that every device was resort
ed to to evade the restriction law. The
following was also adopted: "We de
mand the impeachment and removal of
Lorenzo Sawyer, Judge of the United
States Circuit Court of the Ninth cir
cuit and George M. Sabin, District
Judge for Nevada."
In the case of Scofield, Shurmer &
Teagle and others vs. the Lake Shore
& Michigan Southern Railway, involv
ing oil rates from Cleveland, O., to
various points, the Inter-State Com
merce Commission has decided that
there is an unlawful preference given
by the carrier in favor of oil ship
ments in tank car lots as against like
shipments in barrels, car load lots,
which is ordered to be corrected and
the mode prescribed by which this
must be done by giving the same rates
on each per pound, The opinion is by
A DIA3IOND merchant in New York
is reported as saying that when the
African mines were discovered there
was very nearly a panic, which was
averted by a combination of large
dealers, who had banded together and
bought a control of all the diamond
mines. Two great companies, the
Central Diamond Mining Company and
the Kimbcrly Company, practically
control the diamond market of the
world, and no new diamonds are put
on the market except as they permit,
nd the price is kept where it is by the
combination and is not influenced by
supply or demand.
TnE Attorney-General has trans
mitted to the House a communication
fromithe ;Acting Commissioner of the
Land-pffice calling attention to the
greatflnjustice of compelling witnesses
to appear and testify before United
States Courts in the Territories at the
present insufficient rate of compensa
tion, $1.50 per day and five cents per
mile. He says that-upon some routes
of travel the witnesses are conjpelled
to pay atthe rate of ten cents per anile
each way for transportation, and from
$1 to $1.50 per day more for subsistence
than the legal allowance for the pur
pose. The effect is highly prejudicial
to the interests of the United States in
the 'Investigation of fraudulent trans
actions in the public lands and depre
dations upon the public timber, as it is
impossible to induce persons to admit
that thoy, .hive any knowledge of
fraudulent actions when it will result
in loss of time and money to themselves.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Gleaned, by Telegraph and Mftfl.
In the Senate on the 23d the conference
report on the Kiver and Harbor bill -was pre
sented and agreed to. The Fisheries treaty
was then taken op In open session and Senators
Dawes and Stewart spoke in opposition. Ad
journed In the House the Senate bill to per
fect the quarantine, service of the United States
was taken tip and passed. District of Columbia
business occupied most of the session. The
conference report on the bill requiring the Pa
cific roads to construct and operate separate
telegraph lines was presented and agreed to
and the House adjourned.
Ix the Senate on the 24th the resolution to
print 5.000 additional copies of the report of the
Senate Committee on Pensions, on the subject
of vetoed pension bills, was taken up, the ques
tion being on Senator Cockrell's amendment to
print 103,000 copies of Presidential vetoes in the
last and present Congress. A long wrangle fol
lowed and the matter passed over without
action. Senator Sherman reported an amend
ment to the Sundry Civil bill incorporating a
provision to refund to the States the direct
tax. Referred. The Naval Appropriation
bill was then under consideration
until adjournment.... In the House the
Senate bill passed to prohibit the transmission
through the mails of certain matter in trans
parent envelopes. After passing several bills
of a local character, the House went into Com
mittee of the Whole on the Oklahoma bill. Mr.
Warner, of Missouri, spoke in favor of the bilL
No final action was reached. At the evening
session several land bills passed, among them a
bill authorizing the sale of certain lands in
Southwestern Kansas to the Methodist College
Association, and the bill authorizing the certifi
cation of lands to the State of Kansas for agri
Ix the Senate on the 23th Mr. Cullom
offered a resolution of inquiry as to the effect
on Interstate commerce of the possession by
the Canadian Pacific railway of certain roads
penetrating United States territory in Minne
sota. The Naval Appropriation bill was then
considered and passed, and the Senate Al
lentown (Pa.) Appropriation bill was
passed. The private pension bills on the
calendar, 127 in number, were passed. Ad
journed In the House the Senate bill
for holding terms of the United States
District Court at Salina, Kan., was passed.
After disposing of various private bills, the
House took up the bill to establish a United
States land court to adjudicate private land
claims in Arizona. New Mexico and Colorado.
After debate Arizona was exempted from the
provisions of the bill and it passed. The Okla
homa bill was taken up in Committee of the
Whole, but nothing done. No measure of pub
lic interest was acted upon before the House
After the report of committees in the
Senate on the 2Gth the Army Appropriation bill
was taken up and after some discussion passed.
The Fisheries treaty was then taken up.
Senator Wilson spoke in favor of and Senator
Teller against the treaty. Adjourned without
final action. ..In the House a joint resolution
was passed providing temporarily for the army.
In the morning hour the bill to provide a phm
for post-office buildings was considered. The
Oklahoma bill was then considered in Com
mittee of the Whole until recess. At the even
ing session bills reported by the Judiciary Com
mittee were considered and several passed.
After routine business in the Senate on
the 27th the Fisheries treaty was again under
consideration in open executive session and
Senator Saulsbury spoke in favor of the treaty.
The Sundry Civil bill was then considered until
adjournment... The attendance in the House
was small and the only business transacted
was the consideration of bills on the private
calendar. At the evening session thirty-six pri
vate pension bills passed.
PERSONAL ANT POLITICAL.
Emperor "William sailed from St. Peters
burg on the 24th.
Couxt Herbert Bismarck is expected to
visit England in September in connection
with his approaching marriage.
A dispatch from Rome says it is as
serted that the Italian Government has
been officially notified that Emperor Wil
liam will visit Rome and that it is prob
able that Emperor Francis Joseph will
come at the same time.
Rev. John F. Brooks, a noted Presby
terian divine and seminary teacher of
Springfield, 111., and one of the founders
of the Illinois College at Jacksonville, died
recently, aged eighty-seven.
Wisconsin Union Labor men declined to
fuse with the Democrats and nominated
Dr. Powell, of La Crosse, for Governor.
The Republican Senators in caucus have
decided unanimously to pass at this ses
sion a tariff reduction and revision bill.
This, it is thought, will prevent an early
adjournment of Congress.
Coloxel James Stevexsox, of the United
States Geological Survey, died recently.
He was formerly connected with the Smith
Owex G. LovEJor, son of the noted
Abolitionist, has been nominated for Con
gress by the Democrats of the Seventh
Mr. axd Mrs. Gladstoxe celebrated
their golden wedding on the 2oth.
Coxoressmax O'Ferrall has been re
nominated by the Democrats of the Seventh
The Emperor of Germany has bestowed
decorations upon several distinguished
members of the Italian navy.
Mr. Fuller, the new Chief Justice, and
Mrs. Fuller, arrived in "Washington on the
2(Jth. Mr. Fuller declined to see any callers
or to be interviewed.
The President left Washington on the
26th for a yachting trip to last four days.
Coxgressmax O'Neill and Miss Kate
Robinson were married at St. Louis re
cently without any trouble on account of
Mrs. Moore, who had declared herself
The remains of Courtland Palmer, after
Agnostic services at his late residence on
East Twenty-first street, New York, at
which Robert G. Ingersoll read an address,
were taken to the crematory at Fresh Pond
A private dispatch from London says
that the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough
have had the legality of their marriage es
tablished in England. They went before
the registrar and had their marriage duly
The Empress of Germany was delivered
of a son at the royal palace at Potsdam on
". "-'" MISCELLANEOUS.
The joint mseting of the Brotherhoods
of Locomotive Engineers, Firemen, Switch
men and Brakemen to consider the Burling
ton strike began at Tootle's Opera House,
St. Joseph, Mo., on the 24th. The proceed
ings were secret.
The McCoy feud in Pike County, Ky., is
reported to have broken out afresh. John
Dottson McCoy is the last victim.
Rudolph Sevic a gunsmith, was ar
rested as an Anarchist at Chicago on the
25th. It was reported that infernal ma
chines were found on his premises.
Uxtted States Marshal Gross has re
ceived a letter from his deputy at Harlan,
Ky. The deputy was in the ocrart: house
with 100 armed men with "Winchesters, and
would try to 'hold it, thoughthe whisky
ites threatened, to have blood for the de
struction of their property. They v were
under the leadership of one William How
ard, who had already killed three men.
The floors of an old building at Elm and
TVhite streets, .New York, collapsed re
cently, owing to weight of machinery, and
about fifty girls and women, employed by
C. A. Lav.ille, bookbinder, were parried
down amid the ruins to the ;rcellar Miss
MaryBagneU, .aged twenty-two,- of 23 Van
Brunt street, Brooklyn, was killed, and
several others were badly injured.
A few days ago A. Lund and brother
and four others left San Pedro, Cal., in an
open boat for & trip around the Catalina
islands. Later the boat was found bottom
up ,on the island, andwit was thought the
six persons were drowned.
The Burlington offer to compromise the
strike was rejected by the conference re
cently held at St. Joseph, Mo.
Thk Congressional investigation into im
migration matters commenced at New York
on the 25th, agents of steamships being un
A burglar entered the suburban resi
dence of Hon. Columbus Delano, ex-Secretary
of the Interior, at Mount Vernon,0.,the
other night. The noise aroused the house
hold and the venerable Secretary, now in
his eightieth year, arose, procured a re
volver, confronted the intruder and drove
him from the premises.
The Comptroller of the Currency has de
clared the first dividend of 30 per cent, in
favor of the creditors of the Commercial
National Bank, of Dubuque, Iowa, on
claims proved amounting to $383,091. This
bank failed March 20, 1888.
Six tramps were found smothered tc
death in a box car of grain on the Omaha
& Republican Valley road, forty miles frorr
Omaha, Neb., on the 2Gth. The car had
been derailed and overturned in an acci
dent. Ixdiaxa White Caps, after whippingtwc
women in Crawford County were fired or
and put to flight by citizens in ambush
Three of the White Caps were seriouslj
A Germax crank named Clotten has
been arrested for threatening Mr. Glad
stone. He had sent a manuscript for Mrs.
Gladstone to read and because it was mis
laid or thrown away he wanted some
Near Bentonia, Miss., recently the
daughter of Dolph Miles, colored, poisoned
her father and three brothers. Two of the
brothers were dead. Family trouble was
Two of the three Chinamen who were
detained at Plattsburg, N. Y., on the
ground that their entry papers were ir
regular or forged, were taken back to Mont
real in charge of a United States Marshal.
Having entered Canada in bond, they
were liable to a duty of $30 a head. The
money was paid and thetwocelestialswert
set at liberty.
Major Dowxs, of New York, who began
the crusade against the bob-tail car by re
fusing to put his fare in the box, was fined
$1. The case was appealed.
A train on the Alabama Great Southern
railway was ditched near Titusville re
cently by the breaking of the driving
wheel of the engine. Two men, a fireman
and a brakeman, were caught under a car
load of steel rails and killed.
Judge Brewer has granted a temporary
injunction against the Iowa Railroad Com
missioners. He laid down the law that
unlimited power did not exist in the Legis
lature or in the Board to fix rates.
The President has approved the Post
office Appropriation bill; the act for a
bridge across the Mississippi river at Wa
basha, Minn.; the act to construct a road
to the National Cemetery at Baton Rouge,
La.; the joint resolution electing managers
of the National Home for Disabled Vol
unteer Soldiers; the act for a bridge across
the Arkansas near Cummings' Landing,
A special from Brighton, ninety-six
miles east of Buffalo, N. Y., says a serious
break has occurred in the three-mile level
of the Erie canal. Several boats were
broken in two and all of the east boats
From evidence in possession of the
Treasury Department it is said that about
$30,000,000 worth of Confederate property
is in possession of parties in England,
and 6,000,000 worth in the possession of
parties in the United States.
The United States steamer Juniata,
which went ashore near Gough Island
while on her way to Chemulpo, Corea, to
protect American Consuls from Corean
mobs, got safely off the mud bank with
the tide on the night of July 22, and pro
ceeded again to Seoul.
A volcaxic eruption at Bandalsan, fifty
leagues from Yokohama, has destroyed
several villages and killed 1,000 persons,
including 100 visitors at the Thermal
Nixeteex emigration agents were ar
rested at Cracow, Austrian Galiciu, re
cently, for inciting natives of the district
to emigrate to America to avoid military
service. Similar arrests were made at
Brady and Czemomitz.
Busixess failures (Dun's report) for tho
seven days ended July 26 numbered for
tho United States, 199; Canada, 22.
The Texas traffic lines' representatives,
who were in New York endeavoring to ef
fect an organization as public carriers, are
reported to have agreed.
H. U. McElroy, chief clerk of tho freight
department of the Mexican Central rail
way, has been arrested at Vera Cruz
charged with defalcatiou.
G. L. Prudex, assistant secretary to the
President, has received intelligence that
his son, aged sixteen, was killed in an ac
cident on a farm in Virginia, where he was
spending a short vacation.
There was a report in Los Angeles, Cal.,
on the 27th that Henry "W. Moore and
Mrs. Norton, the runaway couple, were in
The services of volunteers to assist in
putting down the Indian troubles in the
Northwest Territory have been declined
by the Canadian authorities as not needed.
Thomas Carxey, the War Governor of
Kansas, died at Leavenworth on the 2Sth,
in his sixty-first year. The death of
Carney was the first of the men who have
served the State of Kansas as Governors.
Democratic primaries in Kansas City,
Mo., on the 28th, went generally in favor
of Francis for the Gubernatorial nomina
tion. Advices from Khartoum say that the
Austrian captive Neuford, who was en
gaged to build a mausoleum, managed to
escape from that city, but was recaptured
at Dongola and hanged.
The Senate on the 28th considered the
Sundry Civil Appropriation bill, several
amendments being adopted. The House
was in committee on the Deficiency Appro
The Sioux Indians, in council at Stand
ing Rock, Dal:., it was stated o:i the 28th,
had determined not to sign the treaty for
the disposal of thtir reservation.
A bohemiax named Detlaf shot and killed
two ball players named Phillips and Lar
kins in Chicago recently. The killing fol
lowed a rough request for beer while a Bo
hemian dance was in progress.
Five hundred navvies on a strike re
cently attacked the police at La Villete,
France, and ten were wounded with swords.
Many of them were Italians.
The trouble over th collection oi the
cattle tax in the Chickasaw Nation, I. T.,
came to an unexpected and sudden end,
the Indian authorities succeeding in carry
ing their point by the aid of United States
soldier.s. A few arrests of non-citizens
were made and the threatened resistance
Clearixg house returns for the week
ended July 28 showed an average increase
of 0.9 compared wilh the corresponding
week of last year. In New York there
was a decrease of 7.6.
The London Stock Exchange was active
during the week ended July 28, Amrican
securities being in demand. Business was
fair and the bourses were strong in Ger
many. On the Paris Bourse prices were
firm and active.
Johx Axdersox, imprisoned in a well
near Johnston, Neb., was rescued after be
ing in peril for ten days. He was wedged
in by the falling timbers some distance
from the top and one hnndred feet from
the bottom, a situation which made his
rescue one of extreme difficulty.
KATE.aftd Dennis, children of Patrick J.
Byrnes, were drowned in New York har
bor the other day by the upsetting of a
row boat. The father was saved with
Dispatches from San Francisco report
the Arctic whaling fleet up to June 16, and
the Japan sea fleet up to June SO. The
Arctic fleet had only taken five whales
and had probably struck the ice, for the
dispatch stated the season had been a
hard one. The report from the Japan sea
fleet stated that five whales had been
KANSAS STATE .,VS.
Patexts lately granted Kansas invent
ors: Wood cutter, Gustavus Hanscbild,
Topeka; grain drill, William Hollinger
and J. W. Gillette, Woodbine; medicated
or tonic beer, Moses H. Kinber, Dodge
City; lamp shade, Louis Michael, Leaven
worth ; stove-pipe thimble and cap, Arvil
la Williams, Saratoga.
By the burning of the shanty in which
he resided in Kansas City, Kan., the other
day St. John Wilson, a colored man ninety-five
years old, was burned to death.
His wife, eighty years old, escaped by
crawling through a small window.
Prof. Goodxow, of Manhattan, recently
presented the State Historical Society seven
boxes containing pamphlets, magazines,
newspaper files, maps, etc, the accumula
tions of thirty-three years.
Ix a recent difficulty in the streets of
Atchison between William Slater and Nate
Johnson, colored, Slater was stabbed and
fatall3 wounded. Johnson escaped.
Ixstead of appearing in Justice Searle'a
court at Topeka on the 23d to answer to
the charge of adultery, Henry W. Moore,
the eloping St. Louis editor, forfeited his
bond of $500. Mrs. Norton also failed to
appear and her case was continued. It
was thought at Topeka that Moore had
sailed for Europe, while a telegram stated
that both Moore and Mrs. Norton had been
seen in Colorado.
It is stated that one firm in Hutchinson
has sold 25,000 bushels of wheat and 20,000
of oats of the new crop.
The corn crop in Kansas this year will
bring into the State between 50,000,000
and $60,000,000, the wheat crop about $25,
000,000, oats about $10,000,000, and the re
mainder of Kansas products about $20,
000,000 more. Mortgages will melt away
under such conditions.
The Senate has passed the bill providing
for holding a term of the United States
district court at Salina.
The Comptroller of the Currency has ap
proved the selection of the following re
serve agents for National banks in Kan
sas: For the First of Hays City, the First
of Chicago; for the Manufacturers of
Leavenworth, the Hanover of New York
City and the American of Kansas City;
for the First of Leoti, the German Ameri
can of Kansas City.
At tho Democratic Congressional con
vention of the Fourth district, recently
held at Emporia, Hon. David Overmeyer,
of Topeka, was unanimously chosen as
candidate for Congress.
The House has passed the bill authoriz
ing tho sale of certain lands in Southwest
ern Kansas to tho Methodist College Asso
ciation, and also the bill authorizing the
certification of lands to the State of Kansas
for agricultural purposes.
The dwelling house of William Huegle.
of Douglas County, burned the other morn
ing. 31rs. Huegle and ten children baroly
escaped. Mr. Hueglo had arisen early
and after making a fire in the stove had
gone out to work. While he was absent
and before the rest of the family were up
the house caught fire from a defective flue
and made considerable headway before
discovered. The loss was about $1,000.
Pexsioxs were granted the follow Kan
sans on the 24th: Fielder P. Stetson, Con
cordia; David A. Moore, of Marquette;
Lawson S. Hagle, of Emporia; Hugh
Hagan, of Wellmanville; John H. Camp
bell, of Ontario; D. Clinton Stubbs, of
Wellington; George Pej-ton, Jr., of Mound
Valley; James D. Briggs, of Council
Grove; William Homan, of the National
Military Home; James F. Spencer, of
Armourdale; Landrin N. Eggers, of Co
lusa; Johnson Chalfant, of Wendell ; Well
ington B. McCarthy, of Rubens; William
E. Mason, of Valeda; Calvin Titus, of
Webb; James Brown, of Great Bend; the
minor children of Lemuel Farmer, of Gar
land, and Eliza Jane Gibson, of Highland.
Sexator Plumb on the 21th introduced
bills to pension Nicholas Moy and Newton
J. Strake, of Kansas.
Topeka has recently been afflicted with
a mad dog scare.
George L. Paixter and D. M. Jessup,
of Kinsley, have been held for trial for
burning barns, horses and other things.
A straxger, supposed by papers found
on his person to be Dr. J. G. Long, died at
Anthony recently from a self-administered
dose of chloral. A doctor's medicine case
was found on him, also papers containing
the addresses of Mrs. E. F. Long, Farmers-
burg, Pa., and N. Lightner, Ephrata, Pa.
Johx Mahoxey, a paper carrier sixteen
years old, was recently drowned while
bathing in the Kaw river near Armour
dale. The other day Emil Berggrena. a young
tailor, was assaulted by Mrs. J. Krieg on
Main street at Newton and treated to quite
a coat of tar. The woman claimed to have
been insulted by Berggrena, and when she
met him on his way to work struck him a
number of times with a broom loaded with
The little son of John A. Brown, of How
ard, was badly burned the other evening,
a cup of blazing oil in a servant's hand be
ing accidentally thrown over him.
The National House of Representatives
on the 25th adopted the joint resolution
authorizing the Secretary of the Interior
to certify to the State of Kansas 7,G32 acres
of public land in the State, the remainder
due of the 90,000 acres apportioned to the
State Agricultural College for the benefit
of agriculture and the mechanic arts. The
7,G32 acres is the amount which was with
drawn by the Kansas Pacific railroad when
it was to be built from Fort Riley up the
Republican river. The route was changed,
and the order of withdrawal was revoked.
The land was restored at $2.50 an acre,
which was really only $1.25 land. Under
the bill the State will be allowed to select
that amount of land from the public do
main within the State at $1.25 an acre.
Charters lately filed with the Secretary
of State: The Forest City Band, of Ottawa,
capital stock, $1,000; Welcome Gaslight
Company, of Fort Scott, terra of exist
ence 200 years, capital stock, $100,000; the
Elsworth Commercial Club; Republican
Publishing Company, of Cherryvale.
capital stock, $7,000; News Publishing
Companv, of St. John, capital stock, $6,000;
the Larned and Great Bend Irrigating
Ditch Company, capital stock, $25,000;
Mound Ridge Butter and Cheese Company,
The convention that nominated Hon. L.
U. Humphrey for Governor was called to
order on his forty-fourth birthday.
Ellsworth has a commercial club.
The fourteen-year-old daughter of Cap
tain A. J. White, a wealthy farmer living
about seven miles southwest of Topeka,
was brutally assaulted by a negro man the
other day during the absence of the fam
ily. Upon the return home of Mr. White
he found his daughter in a terrible condi
tion. The brutal negro escaped, but offi
cers and citizens were in hot pursuit.
The other day Mrs. N. R. Schmidt, who
resided on Riverview avenue, Kansas City,
Kan., nearly severed her head from her
body with a razor. She was delirious with
sickness at the time. She was twenty-six
years of age and leaves a husband andtwc
James Rivers, a colored barber fifty
years old, was found dead in his bed at
Topeka the other day.
Ax explosion occurred the other night
in tho large flouring mill of Kelly & Lysle,
at Leavenworth, which aroused the entire
neighborhood and shook the ground for
several blocks. A half section of the
twenty-inch cylinder of the engine was
torn away and the head of the cylinder
was sent crashing through the building.
It was estimated that the damage sus
tained would reach $3,000.
George Smith, a twelve-year-old boy in
charge of the Copeland House elevator, at
Topeka, was killed the other day by hav
ing his head crushed between the elevator
Recent heavy rains aboutRichfield have
caused floods in the streams, but very little
damage was dsne.
EIGHT IN THE STBIP.
The Bodies of tho Woodsdale Vio-
tims Taken Home State
Go to Hngotou Affairs Believed to
Be Peaceable iii the Rival
Th9 Fngoton Herald's Account of the Af
fair Eesponsibility For the Slaughter
Laid on Sam "Woods.
Lieeral, Kan., July SO. The bodies ot
the four men killed "by the Hugoton
party were taken to Voorhees, Stevens
County, and, with the wounded boy Ton
ny, afterward taken to Woodsdale. No
further shooting has been reported, but
armed squads of Hugoton and Woodsdale
people have been seen by travelers in dif
ferent parts of this county and may meet
at any time.
Attorney-General Bradford, of Topeka,
and Brigadier-General Murray Myers and
Captain J. H. Wallace, of Wichita, arrived
here yesterday afternoon and departed a
few hours later for Hugoton. While here
they questioned many residents of this town
and many others from Woodsdale and Hu
goton relative to the war in Stevens Coun
ty, and despite the fact that the towns
engaged in the war were well represented
here, they found it impossible to arrive at
any thing like a definite conclusion as to
the actual state of affairs.
Some claim that Woodsdale men to the
number of fifty or more have surrounded a
party of twelve Hugoton warriors at a
small place called Lafayette, and are en
deavoring to drive them from their hiding
place, but others go no further than to
deny the story and claim that the war is
for the time being at an end.
The Hugoton and Woodsdale men now
in town are peaceable and claim to have
left homo to avoid trouble. That they fear
to return indicates an absence of belief in
the report that Stevens County hostilities
Means of communication between the
towns about Liberal are very meager, there
being no railroad or tolegraph line and the
mail being carried only three times aweek.
Prior to departure Attorney-General Brad
ford wired the Governor, telling him of the
condition of affairs so far as had been
ascertained, and advising him to withhold
the militia until there should appear to be
greater need of their services.
The Liberal Leader publishes the follow
ing statement from C. E. Cook, editor of
the Hugoton Herald; "Saturday, July 21,
a party consisting of C. E. Cook, O. J.
Cook, A. McDonald and Sam Robinson,
with their families, went to the Strip, hunt
ing and fishing and gathering wild plums.
On tho third day out, and at Goff 's creek,
they were surrounded by a party from
Woodsdale led by Ed Short, and a demand
made for their immediate surrender,
which, of course was promptly refused.
The party then determined to try
and divide their foime, which con
sisted of eight men. It was decided
to have Sam Robinson take one of his
horses and flee, which he did, with five
men in hot pursuit and on horseback, and
armed with Winchester-3. Tho remaining
Hugoton men hitched up their teams and
let their wives take charge of them, while
they marched out, with their Winchesters
and protected them in making their escape.
They made a forced march to Hugoton,
and a force was immediately organized
and started in pursuit for the rescue of
Robinson. They met Robinson in the
Strip on his way homo, about eleven miles
in the Territory, and, as it was near mid
night, concluded to go into camp at some
haystacks near by. When they reached
the stacks they were fired upon by
parties secreted in the stack
and a general fusilade began. When if
ended Sheriff Cross, Bob Hubbard, J. Ea
ton and Wilcox were dead and a young
man by tho name of Tonny was seriously
if not fatally wounded. Sam Robinson, of
the Hugoton party, was shot through the
leg. Any statement differing from this is
false, as this is written by an eye witness
of the whole proceedings. It was the in
tention, as stated by Cross and Short, ''to
kill Sam Robinson, E. E. and O. S. Cook
and A. McDonald, and they stated they
were in the Strip for that purpose. S. N.
"Woods stated that if the Hugoton party
was ever allowed to leave the Strip alive,
tho Woodsdale people were cowards. The
necessity of such a slaughter is deeply re
gretted by all of our people and they lay
the blame of the whole matter upon S. N.
Woods, who is believed to be at the bottom
of the scheme."
The War Governor of Kansas Dies From an
Attack of Apoplexy.
Leavexworth, Kan., July 2S. Ex-Governor
Thomas Carney, the second execu
tive and the War Governor of Kansas,
died of apoplexy at seven o'clock this
morning. He was Governor during the
years 1803 and 18C4.
Thomas Carney was born in Delaware
County, O., August 20, 1827. He
came to Leavenworth in 185S and
entered with Thomas C. Stevens in
the wholesale grocery business. He
was elected to represent Leavenworth
County in the State Legislature in 1861, re
ceiving the highestvote cast forany of the
representatives, 1,307. Sol. Miller,F. P. Bak
er and P. B. Plumb were elected represen
tatives the same year. In February, 1802,
he was a member of the House committee
on the negotiation of the State bondsj
which reported a resolution impeaching
Governor Robinson. In September,
18C2, he was nominated for Gover
nor by the Republicans. Thomas H.
Osborne was on the ticket with him for
Lieutenant-Governor. Carney was elected
over W. R. Wogstaff, the Democratic
nominee, receiving 10,0!K) votes to Wag
staff's 5,403. In 1804 he was elected Uhited
States Senator. In April of that year he
sent a letter to the Republican State con
vention resigning all claims to the Sena
torship. He was a candidate for renomina
tion but was defeated by James M. Har
vey. One of the members of the late em
peror Frederick's personal staff, when he
was only a Crown Prince, was Baron von
Oveardon. He had a beautiful daughter,
the Countess Marie, whom he wanted to
marry to an old nobleman who was im
mensely rich and quite as ugly. The
Countess fell in love with a dashing young
surgeon in the German army. She mar
ried the surgeon and her father disinherit
ed her. One night in 1S83 the surgeon was
shot by an assassin. On his deathbed he
told his wife that he was sure his murder
er was the rich old suitor, and he made her
promise never to listen to Ais suit. The
widow, with her sister and brother-in-law,
came to America and took up their residence
in Chicago. Aboutayear ago a young Ger
man prince stopped thereon his way to San
Francisco. In his retitnue was an old no
bleman and a young friend. They called
upon the Countess and she recognized her
old lover. He renewed his suit, but she
repulsed him. She drove them out of the
house, and the old lover vowed vengeance.
He hired detectives, who made her life
miserable. A short tune ago the Countess
suddenly disappeared. Her friends be
lieved that she had been abducted, and
putting detectives on the case, discovered
that she had corresponded through a mat
rimonial agency with a merchant of What
comb, W. T., and recently they had been
married by Rev. Father Butler, . of St.
John's Church, who says she took this
step to rid herself of the old Baron's spies.
Cor.X. Y. World.
Funeral of the Noted Free-Thinker at Hk
I-ato Home Id Jfew York Eloquent Ad
dress by Colonel Robert Ingersoll Otm
the Bier of HI Friend The Xemalni
New York, July 2fi.The late home of
Courtlandt Palmer at 117 East Twenty
first street was crowded almost to suffo
cation by the friends who came to attend
his funeral services. The Nineteenth
Century Club, of which Mr. Palmer was
the founder, was largely represented in
the gathering. The remains of the de
ceased advocate of freedom of thought
reposed naturally in a rosewood casket,
which was laden withnlowers, in the par
lor of the house. Among the friends in
attendance were Mayor Hewitt, President
Foster of the Board of Aldermen,
Assistant District-Attorney Jerome,
Rabbi GottheiL Moncure D. Conway,
Raymond Perrin, Daniel Thompson,
Cyrus Butler, Dr. Abbe, Mrs. Beard. Peal
Eytinge, Robert Blissert, John L. O'Sulli
van, the Spiritualist, T. H. Baiieyand
Dr. Thomas Robertson. After Macgrano
Coxe had sung "The F.venin? Star" song,
Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll, in accord
ance with a request made by Mr. Palmer
some time before bis death, delivered an
address. He said:
My Friends A thinker of pure thoughts, a
speaker of brave words, and a doer of generous
aeeas, Has reached the silent haven that all the
dead have reached, and where the voyage ot
every life must end; and we, as friends who
even now are hastening after him, are met to
do the last kind acts that man may do for man
to tell his virtues, to lay with tenderness and
tears his ashes in the secret place of rest
and peace. Some one has said that fn the open
hands of death we find only what has been
given away. Let us believe that pure thoughts,
brave words and generous deeds can never die.
Let us believe that they bear fruit and add for
ever to the well-being of the human race; that
a self-denying life Increases the moral worth of
man and gives assurance that the future will
be better than the past. A free and independ
ent man, one who demanded reasons, and de
manded freedom, and gave what he demanded
one who refused to be slave or master such
a man was Courtlandt Palmer. He was an
honest man. He gave the rights he
claimed. This was the foundation on
which he built. To think for himself, to
give his thoughts to others this was a privi
lege and right, a duty and a joy with him. He
believed in personal independence and in man
hood. He investigated for himself: majorities
were nothing to him; no error could be old
enough or plausible enough to bribe his judg
ment. He was a believer in intellectual hos
pitality. He insisted that those who spoke
should hear; that those who questioned should
answer: that each should strive, not for a vic
tory over others, but for the discovery of truth,
and that truth, when found, should be welcomed
by every human soul. He knew that truth
has no fear of investigation : that it has no fear
or being misunderstood; that it loves the
day. He knew that its enemies are bigotry,
fear and darkness, and that its friends are free
dom, bravery and light. He felt that the living
are indebted to the noble dead, and that each
should pay his part; that he should pay it by
extending, to the best of his power, the good
that has been done; that each should be the
bearer of the truth. This was the religion of
deed within the rearh of man within the cir
cumference of the unknown: a religion under
stood by the head and proved by the heart:
a religion that appealed to reason.
It was a religion to develop the
civilization ot the human race by enlightenment
and education, by teaching each to bo noble
enough to live for all. This is the gospel of
man, the gospel of this world: this the religion
of humanity. This is the philosophy which
contemplates, not with scorn, but with pity,
with admiration and with love. He denied
the supernatural the phantoms and ghosts
who tilled the deluded land of fear.
There was but one religion for
him: a religion of pure thoughts, noble words,
self-denying desds the religions of hope and
help. History was his prophet, reason his
guide, duty his deity, happiness his end. intel
ligence the means. He knew that man must be
the providence of man. He did not believe in
religion and science, but in the religion of sci
ence. He lived and labored for his fellow man.
He welcomed light; according to this light he
lived. The world was his country; to do good
religion. There is no language to express a
nobler creed than this, nothing grander, more
comprehensive, nearer perfect. He was
afraid to do wrong, and for that reason
he was not afraid to die. He
knew the end was nigh; he knew his work
was done: he stood within the deepening
twilight, knowing that for the last time the
gold was fading from the west, and that there
could not fall within his eyes tho
trembling luster of another dawn. He
knew that night was coming, but In
that night the memory of generous deeds
shone Ike stars. Kind words can pay a trib
ute to the man who lived his ideal, who was
turned aside neither by envy, nor by hatred, nor
contumely, nor slander, nor scorn, nor fear.
What words will do we do with love and justice.
Farewell, dear friend! The world is better for
thy life. The world is braver for thy death.
FarewcH. We loved you living and we love
Colonel Ingersoll finished by reading
one of Mr. Palmer's poems. After an in
termission of five mintes, religious serv
ices were read by Mrs. Courtlandt Palm
er's pastor, Rev. Heber Newton. Mr.
Palmer's body was taken to the crematory
at Fresh Pond, L. L, where it will be re
duced to ashes this afternoon.
A MIGHTY LIVELY ISSUE."
The Mongolian Influx on tho Pacific Coast
Impeachment of Federal Judges Called
Chicago, July 26. A San Francisco
special to the Herald says: The continued
influx of coolies, despite the restriction,
led last night to a large anti-Chinese
mass-meeting at which was adopted a
memorial to Congress asking that Federal
Judges Sawyer and Lubin be impeached
for their part in over-riding the Restric
tion act These judges have granted
writs of habeas corpus on which many
thousand Chinese have been landed. In
Chinatown they are instructed in re
gard to the names of streets and .places,
and then when put on the witness
stand they tell a plausible story of their
prior residence here, which is pure fic
tion. Sawyer and Lubin, it is alleged, re
ceived fat f ee3 for every habeas corpus
writissued,aud lately tfiey transferred the
hearing of evidence in these cases to
Master-in-Chancerv Houghton, who is
admitting coolies at the rate of a score
per day. He receives a fee of 5300 for
every Chinaman admitted, the fee being
paid by the Chinese themselves. Repub
licans here claim the Chinese question
cuts no figure in the campaign, but last
night's meeting demonstrated it was a
mighty lively issue.
A Bad Ganc Captured.
Ashtabula, O., July 20. A gang of
tramps that had their headquarters in the
woods near here was attacked by the
local police on Monday, but.most of them
got away. Those who escaped were
armed with revolvers, and on Monday
night attacked the conductor of a local
freight train on tlje Lake Shore road and
compeled him to take tbem on board.
They broke open a car and stole a keg of
beer, and when near Geneva escaped. On
Tuesday they attacked a farmer, firing
into his house and committing other dep
redations. A company fof militia wa
sent from here yesterday to auppress the
tramps, and after a sharp battle nineteen
of th gang were captured.
Robbed by the New York CoUector oi
Revenue, Without Appeal.
Washington, July 27. The Treasury
Department has rejected the appeal of F.
Steigermeyer. from an alleged action of
the collector of customs at New York of
$575.20. A cargo of cotton embroideries
had been shipped to Mr. Steigermeyer
from Switzerland, but the collector de
cided that they were greatly undervalued,
and refused to admit thexa unless the
extra duty, $575.20, was jcaid. Rather
than take the matter to cenrt, Mr. Stei
germeyer paid the money, and be causa
he did this voluntarily tbe department
decided against his appeal, and Mr Steig
ermeyer has to suffer the loss.
the" oKDfftOMX" Brctr"-
Thm Friends of the. Measure Speak ia It
Favor in the Houe.
Washixgtox, July 2$. Congressman
Burnes, of Missouri, who as a member of
the Appropriations Committee had chargi"
of the Deficiency bill, having kindly con
sented to give way to the consideration of
the Oklahoma bill, that measure was given
right of way yesterday and the debate
consumed the entire time up to the hour of
General Hooker, of Mississippi, who had
always been a sentimentalist ou the Indian
question, was the only opponent to speak.
He took the position that the bill was in
violation of treaty stipulations and argued
that Congress had no power to create a
Territorial Government over any part of
the Indian Territory, dissenting from the
decisions of Attorney-General Garland
and Judge Brewer in regard to the legal
status of the Cherokee outlet. The greater
portion of his speech was directed against
the established policy of the Government
as declared in the Indian Severalty act,
which had little application, however, to
the pending bill.
General Hooker was followed by Mr.
Stockdale, or Mississippi, on behalf of the
bill in a most effective and eloquent speech.
He had examined the bill carefully and
found it to be just to the Indians and
equitable in all its provisions. It was in
no respect open to the objections urged so
strongly by his colleague, General Hooker.
The rights of the Indians were fully re
spected, while a vast and fertile country,
now the refuge of criminals and bar
barians, was proposed to be opened to a
Christiun civilization. The supporters of
the bill were the true friends of the
It was impossible and impolitic, the
speaker urged, to attempt to arrest the
march of empire. For one he would not
contribute to preserve the Indian Terri
tory included in the bill to barbarism and
crime, while it was tho duty and in the
power of Congress to give it good govern
ment, and by the establishment of the
church and the school house confer upon it
ail the blessings of civilized society. His
colleague, he said, might be contented to
plead for the continuance of barbarism,
but with pride in the history- and progress
of the Anglo-Saxon race on this continent
ho preferred the reign of law and order,
the development of wealth and the estab
lishment of happy homes, which would be
secured by the passage of the Oklahoma
Mr. White of New York, Mr. Peel of
Arkansas, Mr. Cannon of Illinois and Mr.
Perkins of Kansas spoke earnestly forthe
bill, while Mr. Cobb, of Alabama, argued
against it. As chairman of the Committee
on Indian Affairs Mr. Peel eametly urged
the imperative necessity for the establish
ment or a Territorial government and tho
opening of Oklahoma to settlement. That
country, he said, was the refuge of crimi
nals and villains from all parts of the
United States and therefore the welfare of
tho Indians would best be subserved by
the establishment of the proposed govern
ment. Mr. Cannon said that he had here
tofore expressed his views in favor of tho
policy involved in the measure. He hnd
visited the country and witnessed the de
plorable condition of affairs that existed
there. In his judgment there would be lit
tle opposition to the proposed legislation
were it not for the cattlesyndicates now
in illegal possession of the country. He
charged that these syndicates bribed the
Indians to obtain their illegal leases, and
they were always present in the lobby of
Congress to try and defeat this character
of wholesome legislation.
Judge Perkins urged the passage of the
bill in a pertinent and eloquent argumont.
He said that the country it proposed to or
ganize was practically unoccupied. With
out this protection of local law and in this
illegal control of tho cattle companies Ok
lahoma had become a menace to tho peace
and security of the s-urrounding State.
The poor people of tho county, the pio
neers of civilization, needed this land for
homesteads, and they ought to have it.
Judge Perkins' appeal for the passage of
the bill was most convincing and effective.
A COUNTY SEAT WAR.
Reported IIIodiIsIiimI in Stevens County,
Kan.. fJrowinjj Out of County Seat
Liberal, Kan., July 27. Shorty, a livery
stable keeper at Hugoton, says Sam Rob
inson, the city marshal of Hugoton, and
M. Cook of the same town, went to the
Dudley ranch near Pony creek yesterday,
accompanied by their wives, to look up
some cattlowhich they were trying to buy.
While taking dinner, Deputy Sheriff
Short, a Woodsdale man, accom
panied by five other Woodsdale
men, rode up to the party and
asked Robinson to surrender, as he had a
warrant for his arrest. Robinson said he
would go a short distance from the camp,
leaving Cook and the women behind, and
then give his enemies a chance to take him.
On reaching a convenient spot both parties
opened fire, with the result that four
Woodsdale men were killed. The
other two fled to the strip and Rob
inson escaped without a scratch. Cook
hastened to Hugoton and gave the
alarm, and soon an armed squad went to
their assistance. Meeting a lot of Woods
dale men an encounter took place, in
which three more persons were killed and
a number wounded. According to Shorty
the whole county is at war, but Sam Wood
has again disappeared. John Cross, sheriff
of Stevens County, was one of tho men
killed in the second fight. The names of
the others killed could not be learned.
Richfield. Kan., July 27. Considerable
excitement is created here by the
repeated calls for arms and men to
help tho town of Woodsdale which
Hugoton, it is claimed, is about to destroy.
The reports are doubtless exaggerated, but
four have been killed in cold blood, and
others will be unless help is had soon. The
bad blood and worse whisky defies all law
Delirious With Sirkne.
Kansas City, Mo., July 28. About 10:30
a. m. yesterday Mrs. N. R. Schmidt, who
resided with her husband on Riverview
avenue, near Tenth street, almost com-,
pletely severed her head from her body
with a razor. She was delirious with sick
ness at the time. She was twenty-six
years of age and leaves two children and
Kansas City, llo., July 23. The north
end of the town adjacent to Main street as
sumed tbe condition of Battle Row in its
palmiest days between seven and eight
o'clock last evening. Officer Devinney
narrowly escaped having his throat cut,
William Robinson was shot through
tbe back and Delia Robinson, his
sister, was struck -down with a club by
a policeman. The lower lip of Isaac
Wright, a negro, was almost cut off by
Isaac Mack with a razor. Tim Conlan as
saulted E. Farnkeo with a chair in a Third
street restaurant and cut a great gash in
his bead. None of the wounds, except that
received by William Robinson, are likely
to prove fatal.
Grant Crrr, Mo., July 2S. Thursday
nigbt at 7:30 o'clock two brick buildings
in the center of Union Block, on the west
side of the public square, fell, burying
in the debris Misses Maud Limpus,
Lilly Watson and Ada Tenant. Tbe divis
ion wall between the buildings gave way
and the roof crashed through to the base
ment, carrying every thing before it. Men
toon entered the fallen building and res
cued Miss Limpus and Miss Watson unin
jured, but the other lady was pinned to
the basement floor by a fallen beam. The
timbers were sawed and she was taken
ont without any broken limbs. . The escapa
from instant death was miraculous.