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REFLECTOR PUBLISHING COMPANY.
Some twenty conductors on the lil
ivaukee road have been ordered to
Milwaukee to explain charges of sys
tematically defrauding the road.
The floods in Austria continue,
las been decided to close the arm
the Danube traversing Vienna by
block vessel anchored at Xussdorf.
Hiram S. Thomas, a handsome col
ored man, for many years head waiter
at the Grand Union Hotel, Saratoga
is now the proprietor of that hotel.
Typhoid fever in violent form has
"broken out in the Carmellite convent
atHochelaga, near Montreal, and all
the postulants have been sent home to
The Department of State has been
informed that the Territory of Alaska
is to be hereafter included in the
jurisdiction of the French Consulate at
President Cleveland has a cousin
in the grocery business in Lawrence
villc, Pa., and this cousin has a son,
Elmer E. Cleveland, who is a member
of the Allegheny Base-Ball Club.
Dn. Frank Powell, candidate of the
Labor party for Governor of Wiscon
sin, was born in the mountainous re
gions of Kentucky, his mother s father
being a full-blooded Seneca Indian.
Uenjamin Thomas, general superin
tendent of the Chicago & Atlantic
railway, has been appointed general
manager of the Chicago & "Western
Indiana road, vice James D. Carson,
The roads interested in Iowa traffic
have agreed to adopt a new distance
tariff for that State. The rates are
considerably reduced by the new sched
ule, the object of the reduction being
to harmonize rates within the State
with those on Inter-State traffic.
At a full meeting of the board of
directors of the Canadian Pacific rail
road at Montreal on the 7th the resig
nation of Hon. Levi P. Morton, candi
date for Vice-President of the United
States, was accepted and Hon. D. C.
Mclnnes was appointed in his place.
TnE Central Sanitary Department of
Japan has published a report on the
cholera epidemic of 1886, which was
the most violent since 187Q. There
were in all 155,574 persons attacked,
and of these 110,086 died. The gravity
of the epidemic is attributed to the im
purity of the water.
After the meeting of strikers held
in Paris the other evening the striking
waiters smashed the windows of
several cafes, while the barbers' as
sistants tried to storm the registry
offices. They were prevented, how
ever, by the gendarmes, who drew
their swords and dispersed the mob.
Joel B. Smith, who tried to make
the postmasters and other officers
through the couutry believe they could
keep solid with the Administration by
purchasing his campaign badges at five
dollars each, was arraigned before
United States Commissioner Shields at
New York on a charge of sending let
ters for fraudulent purposes through
the mails. He was unable to furnish
the 1,500 bail required.
The President has approved the act
for two additional Justices of the Su
preme Court in Dakota; the act in re
gard to terms of the United States
Court at Salina, Kan.; the act in re
gard to the school and university lands
in Wyoming; the act in regard to the
marriage between white men and In
dian women; also acts authorizing
bridges across ther Tennessee river at
Knoxville, Tenn.; the Missouri river
near Plattsmouth, Neb.; the Oconee
river, in Laurens County, Ga.
Edmund Yates, in a recent cable
letter, says of the American Bishops
'gathering at a well known London
station: "There was a brisk demand
for smoking carriages, and the sight
of three Bishops on their way to Cam
bridge indulging without let or hin
drance in ihe fragrant weed reminded
more than one of the spectators of the
excellent story of Archbishop Tait dis
covering two of his American visitors
kneeling piously on their bedroom
hcarte rugs puffing the smoke carefully
up the chimney during the last Lam
Count Andor Szechem, at Buda
resth, taunted Herr Wahrmann with
being a Jew, and in a duel that fol
lowed was severely wounded. After
e had been expected to die for two
months he got well, and they were
both put on trial. The Count's law
yer? alleged that it was an honor for
any one to como in contact with the
Szechem family, and the public prose
cutor promptly rebuked him, declar
ing that nowadays nobody was noble
by birth, but only by work rfnd knowl
edge. The Count was sentenced to
one 'month's imprisonment and Herr
Wahrmann was acquitted.
The following story comes from Ra
cine, Wis.: Last summer Fred, the
eighteen-year-old son of Solomon
Richardson, of Racine, left his home
for Portland, Ore. He reached his
destination safely and lived there until
a few months ago, when, walking
along the shore, he was suddenly
seized from behind and carried on
board a steamer which sailed for En
gland that night. He was subjected
to the crudest treatment and was
nearly starved. In due time the vessel
reached Plymouth, but he was not
liberated, and it was only after waiting
for a considerable time that an oppor
tunity offered itself for him to "mail a
letter containing the facts. Mr. Rich
ardson has placed the matter in the
hands of his attorneys, who will en
deavor to have the boy returned.
-NEWS OE THE WEEK
Gleaned by Telegraph and MoiL
When the Senate met on the 6th Mr. Ed
munds offered resolutions in regard to the
death of General Sheridan which were adopted,
and Mr. Farwell introduced a bill, which was
referred, granting Mrs. Sheridan a pension of
S5.OO0L Later a message was received from the
President announcing the death of the General,
and after adopting a resolution appointing a
committee of seven Senators to attend the
funeral the Senate adjourned... In the House
the death of General Sheridan was made known
through a message from the President, and Mr.
Hooker, of Mississippi, offered resolutions and
eulogized the deceased. Messrs. McCutcheoo,
of Michigan and Grosvenor, of Ohio, also de
livered eulogies. The resolutions were adopted,
a committee of scren appointed to attend the
funeral and the House adjourned.
In the Senate on the 7th the resolution
instructing the Finance Committee! to investi
gate the cotton bagging pool was adopted.
After passing the bill appropriating $10,000 for
a post office building at Mammoth Hot Springs,
in Yellowstone Park, the Senate again took
up the Fisheries treaty and Senator Sherman
spoke in opposition. The bill to prevent the
coming of Chinese laborers to the United
States was taken up, and pending consideration
the Senate adjourned The House spent the
day in considering the bill making an appropria
tion to enable the departments to participate
in the Ohio Centennial Exposition to be held at
Columbus in September and October. Several
amendments were adopted, among them one by
Mr. Warner appropriating I irt.OOO to enable the
departments to be represented at the Kansas
City Exposition. Upon the passage of the bill
no quorum voted and the House adjourned.
The Senate on the 8th took up and
passed the Chinese Prohibition bill, also the
bill directing the Secretary of War to file in
his department and issue discharges to the
members of the Frontier Guards, a company
of Kansans in Washington organized by
James H. Lane in 1861. The Fisheries treaty
was then considered until adjournment....
The question of how to get rid of trusts
caused quite a talk in the House and Mr.
Springer asked for immediate consideration of
the Trust bill but it was antagonized by a de
mand for the regular order. The House then in
Committee of the Whole took up the Deficiency
bill and debate on the French spoliation clause
continued until the committee rose. Adjourned.
After the introduction of resolutions
the Senate on the 9th passed several private
bills and then took up the Fisheries treaty
which was discussed until adjournment In
the House Mr. Morrow asked unanimous con
sent to have the Senate bill considered to carry
into effect the Chinese treaty. The bill was
referred to the Foreign Relations Committee
with permission to report at any time. The
Senate resolution was concurred in that both
Houses adjourn from Friday to Monday to at
tend the funeral of General Sheridan. The
Deficiency bill was then considered until ad
journment The Senate on the 10th disposed of rou
tine business and took up the bill to reduce
postage on fourth-class mail matter to one cent
for every three ounces, when Mr. Beck offered
a substitute making postage on first-class mat
ter one cent per ounce from January
1, 1839. The bill was laid aside. The
Senate bill to regulate commerce car
ried on by telegraph was passed
without discussion. It is the bill introduced by
Senator Spooner last January. Afteran execu
tive session the Senate adjourned until Mon
day In the House the conference report on
the bill granting aid to State homes for disabled
soldiers was agreed to and the House went into
Committee of the Whole on the private calen
dar, and finally passed a number of private bills.
At the evening session thirty-five pension bill!,
passed and the House adjourned until Monday
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Mrs. Joseph B. Swift, the noted rebel
lion hospital nurse, died at Chelsea, Mass.,
recently, aged fifty-five years, of cancer
of the stomach.
General Howard has telegraphed to
the Secretary of War that General Miles'
dispatch to him did not signify a premedi
tated outbreak of any extent on the part
of the Indians on the San Carlos reserva
tion. Colonel Lamont said recently that he
thought it due to General Black, Commis
sioner of Pensions, to say that there was
no truth in the reports that his resignation
had been requested or that there were any
differences between him and auj- member
of the Administration.
Returns from the county elections in
Kentucky show Democratic gains every
where. Robert Garrett, the Baltimore mil
lionaire, it is thought, is becoming hope
lessly insane. Recently in .New York he
tried to kill himself.
Indiana Republicans on the Sth nomi
nated General Alvin P. Hovey for Govern
or. The nominee was born at Mount Vernon,
Posey County, Ind., September G, 1821,
and served with distinction in the civil war.
The President has approved the act for
a bridge across the Missouri river and to
establish a post road; the act supplement
ary to thci act of July 18, 1S62, entitled,
"An act to aid' in construction of railroad
and telegraph tines from the Missouri river
to the Pacific ocean," and also the act of
July, 1S64, and other acts amendatory to
said act first named.
Advices from Honolulu say that on July
24 by a vote of 35 to 10 the Legislative As
sembly of Hawaii passed a Military bill
over the King's veto. By this bill the naval
establishment is abolished and the arnry
reduced to sixty-five men exclusive of the
The remains of the late General Sheri
dan arrived at Washington on the 9th
from Nonquitt, Mass. The remains were
met by General Schofield and staff and
taken to St. Matthew's Church.
William Gut, the present chief of the
jChickasaw Indians, has been re-elected
over AVilliam Bird, a "full blood. The
adopted citizens supported Guy.
i The Xorth German Gazette blames
France for the present tension between
Italy and France regnrding Massowah.
i Charles Carroll, of Baltimore, aged
Jtwenty-three, a descendant of Charles
Carroll, of Carrollton, one of the signers
of the declaration of independence, was
jdrowned whle bathing at New London,
j John M. Langston, candidate for the
nomination for Congress from thePitts-
,burjrh (Pa.) district, has written a letter
jto Senator Quay accusing Mabone of in-
rtending to cheat him out of his nomi
Hon. Jakes G. Blaine arrived at New
York on the 10th, after an absence of four
teen months in Europe. He was welcomed
with much enthusiasm by thousands of
partisans who had been awaiting his arrival
for two days previously.
Michigan Republicans have nominated
the following ticket: Governor, Cyrus G.
Luce; Lieutenant-Governor, James S. Mc
Donald: Secretarvof State. Gil Rosmun:
Treasurer, George L. Ma'.tz: Auditor-
General, H. H. Aplin; State Land Com
missioner, Roscoe D. Dix; Attorney-General,
Stephen V. R. Trowbridge; State
Superintendent Public Instruction, Joseph
Estabrook; Member State Board Educa
tion, Perry F. Power.
The President on the 10th vetoed nine
more private pension bills.
Indictments have been filed against
Henry P. Porter, editor of the Tress, of
same paper, for statements in that paper
charging Mayor Hewitt with ill-treating,
ihVpaying and systematically taking the
earnings of the workmen of the firm of
Cooper & Hewitt at Ringwood, N. J.
Charles Lee's plaining mill and other
property was destroyed by fire afc East
Saginaw, Mich., on the 8th. Loss, $600,000.
The old crucible steel works of the Cleve
land (O.) Steel Company were started up
on the 9th under new management for the
first time. An hour later the place was in
ashes, sparks having ignited the walls.
To avoid any possible complications
arising from their marriage in New York,
the Duke of -Marlborough and his wife
went through the ceremony recently at
the London registry. "
A serious conflagration broke out at
Chattanooga, Tenn., on the night of the
9th, in the block between Sixth and
Seventh streets on the east side The
damage was put at $1,250,000.
Five women were drowned off New
Cartle, Del., recently by the capsizing of
a sloop. They were in the cabin when
the accident happened.
It is authoritatively stated that the
United States Express -has acquired an -exclusive
express contract for a long term of
years with tho Chattanooga. Rome & Co
lumbus railroad. The acquisition opens
to the company an extremely valuable
territory from Chattanooga to Tallahassee,
A fiendish crime was committed recent
ly by train wreckers three miles from
Waco, Tex., on the Texas Central railroad.
Pieces of timber were fastened to the track
and the night express was derailed, the
locomotive demolished and several cars
badly damaged. Engineer J. B. Moses was
killed outright, his fireman badly scalded,
and a half dozen passengers injured.
The two iron mills of Graff, Bennett &
Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., have been sold at
auction at $720,000 to satisfy two mortgages
one for $625,000, hold by the New York
Life Insurance Company, and the other
for $100,000, held by local parties. The
property was bought in by a syndicate of
Br treaty with the Sultan of Zanzibar
Italy has acquired a vast tract of land on
the east coast of Africa.
The Locomotive Brotherhood met at St.
Louis on the 9th to consider the Burlington
By a collision between two trains at
Darling, O., on the 9th. one engine and
several cars were ruined, but no one was
The President on the 9th vetoed five
more private pension bills.
The cattle south of Decatur. 111., have
been quarantined because of an outbreak
of Texas fever.
The Anchor line steamer Alexandria,
which sailed recently for Mediterranean
points, had hardly left her dock in Brook
lyn when an altercation took place between
two Italian passengers and one of her
crew, during which the seaman was
stabbed in the breast and died in less than
Jealousy caused Shelby F. Parke, a
wealthy citizen of Perryville, Ind., to shoot
and kill Dr. H. H. Peyton recently.
The Michigan Assembly of the Knights
of Labor have declared strongly for Henry
George's land tax theory.
Thomas Haines, defaulting cashier 'of
the Atlantic & North Carolina railway, bas
been arrested in Chicago. The amount of
his theft is not known.
The Volunteer won the race at the annu
al regatta of the New York Yacht Club ou
At least fourteen lives have been lost as
a result of the floods in Germany.
The strike of tho navvies in Paris has
ended, the men accepting the terms offered
by their employers.
Yellow fever has caused a stampede
of the citizens of Jacksonville and other
cities in Florida.
Three dead bodies were taken out of
the ruins of the recent fire at Chattanooga,
Maxwell, alias Brooks, was executed
at St. Louis on the 10th for the murder of
C. A. Preller at the Southern Hotel, April
G, 188.1. On the same scaffold with Max
well Henry Landgraf perished for the
murder of his sweetheart, Annie Fisch,
March 5, 1885.
The Tennessee brewery nt Memphis was
reported on fire on the 10th. Loss, $125,
030. A brakeman named Jones was seriously
maltreated by a number of Italians who
insisted on riding in tho ladies' coach re
cently on the Duluth, South Shore & At
lantic railroad near Marquette, Mich.
Business failures (Dun's report) for the
seven days ended August 9 numbered for
the United States. 205; Canada, 2S; total,
233; compared with 21G the previous week
and 180 the corresponding week of last
The steamer Northern Belle, from Oden.
Mich., reports that a small sail boat, three
coats, hats and photographer's outfit were
found on the shore at Burt Lake.
Charles Henry Riedel was hanged at
New Castle, Del., recently, for the murder
of his wife and child on" the night of Sep
tember 10, 1887. j
The roads interested in Iowa traffic
have agreed to adopt a new distance tariff
for that State. The rates are considerably
reduced by the new schedule, the object
of the reduction being to harmonize rates
within the State with those on Inter-State
-James I.SkStade, a wealthy merchant
nnd manager of the Tiffany GInss Com
pany, was found dead in his apartments
at the Florence flats, in Eighteenth street,
New York, the other morning. His throat
was cut. Various rumors were afloat, an
attempt being made to hush the matter up.
Three: young men were drowned in the
East River, New York, the other night,
their boat being upset by the swell caused
by a ferry boat.
A locomotive on the Chicago & St.
Louis jumped the track near Corning, N.
Y., recently, dashing into another engine.
The engineer ofthe latter was killed and
three other persons were seriously injured.
The remains of General Sheridan were
interred at Arlington cemetery on the 11th
after imposing services at St. Matthew's
Church, Washington. The grave is aj few
rods distant from the Lee mansion.
It is reported in Paris that the seizure of
the labor exchange by the Government
prevented an Anarchist rising, over a
thousand revolvers having been hidden in
The first through train from Paris to
Constantinople passed through Pesth,
Hungary, on the 11th. j
I 'Miss Mary Berg and Miss Marion Pres
ton, who testified before the Congressional
Committee on Immigration as to 'the ill
treatment of women and girls in the large
clothing manufactories, have been dis
charged by their respective employers.
A dispatch from Paris of the 12th says
that P.rof. Perrin had fired five shots at
General Boulanger. The bullets missed
jhe General, but one struck M. Rataplan,
inflicting a slight wound. Two peasants
were also wounded.
Carelessness on the part of an engineer
causd a collision between two "Q" freight
trains at Chicago on the 12th and entailed
a total loss of $40,000.
The Vatican has been officially notified
pf the Emperor William's proposed visit to
Mr. Lothrop, United States Minister to
Russia, and his family and Baron Runne,
the fiance of Mr. Lothrop's daughter, have
started for America.
Two troops of the Second cavalry are to
be sent to some point in Arizona on the
Mexican border. The movement isthought
to be due to trouble caused by the border
ruffians and also by the Indians in Ari
zona. Clearing house returns for week ended
August 11 showed an average increase of
G.6, compared with the corresponding week
of last year. In New York the increase
Prices were firm and business was
active on the London Exchange during the
week ended August 11. The Bank of
England advanced its rate of discount to
three per cent. An advance-was reported
in American securities. RrmnM hnr.
acterized the French and German, bourses
xce Jiavana sugar market reported and
vance. The Cuban Government reports that an
agitation is being carried on in Cuba, with
the assistance of influential American pol
iticians, in favorof ihRnnvrnHrTi nf fnVio
to the United States. The Cuban situa
tion is becoming extremely difficult, owing
to the financial troubles nH , ;r,,-
inc agitation in favor of home rule.
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
Leavenworth has a' policeman who is
fond of usiug his "gun" on the slightest
pretense, and the people cry out for his
On tho night of the 4th the city school
building at Anthony was struck by light
ing, took fire and was completely de
stroyed, causing a loss of $40,000; partially
The Republicans of Shawnee County
have nominated ex-Governor Osboru for
the State Senate.
The ten days of blistering weather were
succeeded by heavv rains in all parts of
John Briggs was receutly arrested at
Wyandotte for stealing six mules, two
wagons, twelve common road scrapers,
nine wheel scrapers, two tents and three
sets of double earness from Patrick H. Col
lins. Collins purchased the outfit last
spring aud loaned it to Briggs to use in
grading streets until he should need it.
When he notified Briggs that he wanted
the propprty he discovered that it was be
ing shipped away. Hence the arrest.
The pension agency at Topeka embraces
a district including Kansas, Missouri, Col
orado, New Mexico and the Indian Tern-
tory, and tlit-re whig- on the rolls June JJ belonging to Montgomery Sears, an
the names of :L,ft'J4 pensioners and the dis- nounced that she bore tidings. She had
buraements of the ofltce during the fiscal
year ended June 'J were ?b,a.rt,i.)i.:.
Ihe Governor has appointed M. M. Mur-
dock, of Witchita; Judge John Uutbrie,
ofTopekn: Edward K. Blair, of Atchison,
and John II. Rice, of Foit Scott, delegates
at large to represent the State of Kansas
at the Inter-State Deep Water convention
to bo held at Denver August2:i, and in ad-
uition lour delegates irorn encn congies
sional district, giving Kansas thirty-two
delegates in the convention.
The cases against John W. Moore and
Mrs. Norton at Topeka were dismissed
upon the paymentof Moore's forfeited bond
of $."U0 and the costs against Mrs. Norton.
The following post-oilices were lately
established in Kansas: Macgraw, Sheri
dan County; Quarry, Marion County, aud
Stitt. Dickinson County
During tho month of July the total
amount of coal furnished State institu-
tions from the penitentiary was 28,:C7
bushels, and the cash sales and royalties
81,881 bushels. The total amount supplied
to State institutions to July 31, 1888, was
2,."i(;i,r3L bushels; cash sales and royalties
A new post-ollice has been established
at Seldon, Sheridan County.
Pensions were granted the following
Kansans on the 7th:
Sarah Smart, of
Dragon; Clara Coock, of Lyons; Dianthn
Van Zant, of Parsons; Sarah E. James, of
Topeka: iliza Round, of Wall Street;
Nancy C. McMullen, of Marion; Mattie M.
Beeman, of Galena; Sarah E. Blanch, of
Independence: Sallie A. Seay, of Council
Grove; Ida J. Gartock, of White Cloud;
Clnrisa Neal, of Erie; Mary E. Falrchild,
of Fort Scott; Missouri J. German, of
Aubrey; Sophia Numbers, of Paola;
Mnrtcall. uy, of lopeka; i. h.. I horn-
ton, of Godfrey; Martha A. Crow, of Burr-
ton; Miranda J. Freeland, of Jetmore;
Amanda J. Polin, of Idaua; Mary Mark
bam, of Washington: Julia H. Johnson, of
Garnett, and Elizabeth Williams, of To
peka. Patents were issued to the following
Kansas inventors on the 7th: Hugh P.
Dugnn, of Wyandotte, for a painting
machine; Herbert Backneys, of Topeka,
for a steam boiler: AVilliam L. Robb, of
"Abiline, for a combined step and arm for
platform attachments for ladders; Henrich
Sommers, of Canton, for a car coupling;
Henry It. Vollmer, of Wichita, for a meat
Tenderer: John H. Whalings, of Kingman,
for securing fastenings of drilling tools;
Frederick G. Winnek, for a safety hair
The late series of storms, besides the
good accomplished, did much damage, es
pecially in Southern Kansas. One farmer
especially is reported as having lost crops,
dwelling and everi'thing. The lightning
made itself very familiar with people's
houses and stock.
The other night Mrs. G. N. Ernel dis
covered a burglar concealed in her house
at Topeka, but kept quiet until she secured j o'clock Saturday night and continued
a revolver, aud then going on tho porch without intermission until five this morn
called one of the neighbors. The thief i jng. The large lake at Pertlo Springs, a
made a break to escape and rushod by her, body covering over thirty acres and one of
when she fired and he fell, but soon re- the chief attractions of the resort broke
covered and made his escape. Ho was
tracked some distance by blood from a
wound caused by the plucky woman's shot.
C. E. Faulkner, for a number of years
secretary of the State Board of Charities,
has resigned, anil the Governor has ap
pointed J. I. Rhodes, of Marshall County,
as his successor.
meut the names of the officers aud mem
bersof the Frontier Guards mustered into
the volunteer military service of the
United States under Captain James H.
Lane, of Kansas, and issue discharges to
them. The bill allows no pay allowance,
bounty or pension. This wus a company
made up of Kansans in Washington at the
commencement of the war who offered
their services to President Lincoln to pro
tect the capital until troops should arrive.
AVarrants were recently issued at To
poka for tho arrest of Sam Wood, C. E.
Short, A. A. Dunmore, AVilliam Pressly,
It. R. AVilson, AVilliam Reed, Noah Legg
and A. R. Kilgore, all of AVoodsdale,
charging conspiracy to threaten and in
timidate Sam Robinson and others of Hu
goton. Of tho candidates on the Republican
State ticket, one, Mr. Felt, lives in the
Fifth Congressional district; one, Gov
ernor Humphrey, in the Third district;
two, Higgins and Kellogg, in tho Fourth
district; two, Johnson and AVinans, in the
Fifth district, and two, McCarthy and
Hamilton, in the Seventh district.
Qcong Lee has become a citizen of Fin
The Republican State Central Committee
recently met at Topeka and organized by
choosing Captain Henry Booth chairman,
with Uion Hutchins secretary and AV. A.
Gebhart assistant secretarj-. It was de
cided to open the campaign at Lawrence
on September 0.
The official call has been issued for a
State convention of Democratic clubs to lie
held at Lawrence, September 3, for the
purpose of perfecting the State organiza
tion. The annual "mad dog scare" has arrived.
Pension Agent Gmcic has completed
his report of disbursements for July. The
totals are as follows: Amount paid to in
valids, $111,019.42; paid to widows, $33,
171.1G; paid to minors, $17,2S3.14: paid to
dependent relatives, $11,701.20; paid to
widows war 1S12, $3,440.01; paid to sur
vivors Mexican war, $2.317.S3; paid to
widows Mexican war, $2,493.55. Total,
AVhile recently riding in a road cart
eight miles east of Newton, George Dyker
hoff accidentally shot and killed himself.
He had a gun in hfs bands when the horse
gave a sudden start causing the gun to
strike the cart with the above fatal result,
McFarland. a small town west of To
peka, was nearly annihilated by a recent
Burglars entered the establishment of
Bitting Bros, at Wichita the other night
and carried off $5,000 worth of jewelry and
clothing. One of the thieves was detected
at the Union Depot hotel next day and
arrested and all of the goods were recov
ered. Parlor D, at the Windsor Hotel, To
peka, has been selected as headquarters
by the Republican State Central Commit
tee, and Secretary Hutchins has com
menced business there. From September
1 to the close of the campaign, Chairman
Booth and Assistant Secretry Gebhart
will also be at headquarters.
Congressman Perkins is to deliver a
speech on protection to a North Carolina
i he united states :enate nas passed a 0f the train going in an opposite direction
bill to authorize and direct the Secretary and upset. The oil, of which there was
of War to place on file in the AVnr Depart- , 20.000 callons. was soon afire. It destroved
LOST JGST BAR HAEB0R
Society Couplo Supposed
Have Been Drowned "While
Wreck on the
Erie Wreck on the
Fire at Fresno,
Bar Harbor, Me., Aug. 13. There is
great excitement here over the supposed
drowning of two young society people, and
the water is covered with crafts of various
kinds engaged in searching for some trace
of the missing ones. At nine o'clock Satur
day night, J. Harmon Reed and Miss
Milliken took a cruise out and around Bar
Harbor. The night was intensely dark,
and being alarmed at their absence,
searchers went out at eleven p. m. At an
early hour next morning the wharves in
the vicinity were crowded with anxious
friends who hoped and waited until noon,
when a mm from the steam vacht Nosva.
picked up the boat, bottom up, off Egg
Rock, a distance of three miles from here,
Miss Milliken was a guest at the St.
Sauveur and was chaperoned by Mrs. Van
Voorhees. Her Barents live at New
Orleans. Mr. Reed was a son of Joel
'Harmon Reed, one of the wealthy iron
j foundrymen of Albany, N. Y. The age of
both of the supposed victims was about
WRECK ON THE ERIE.
JSLMIRA, N. Y., Aug. 13. A dispatch
from Corning gives the details of a wreck
on the Erie .ailroad two miles east of that
village, at two o'clock yesterday morning.
The locomotive of the Chicago & St. Louis
limited express, west bound, running at
the rate of over forty miles an hour,
jumped the track and dashed into a Le
high Vallev locomotive standing still. The
passenger locomotive overturned, and
j crushed to death John Mercereau, of Hor-
neiisvnie, tne engineer, me nreman
escaped. Henry Fisher, the Lehigh en
gineer, was hurt about the head, two
baggage cars and tho smoker were
wrecked. Louis F. Demuth, of No. 2072
Wabash avenue, Chicago, was hurt inter
nally, and Hans Van Oppen, of Cincinnati,
had one haud hurt. These were the only
iniunes to passengers. The tracks were
' cleared in the evening.
j crushed by the cars.
. Rockport, Mo., Aug. 13. Yesterdav af-
ternoon the mangled body of Thomas
Martin was found beside the Kansas City,
St. Joseph & Council Bluffs railroad track,
near Langdon. Both legs were cutoff
and the body was otherwise broken and
crushed, showing that death had been in
stantaneous. The victim of the unfortu
nate trazedv wns a farmer about thirtv
j years of age, and he leaves a wife and
three children to mourn his death. He
-was last seen alive at midnight last night,
when he was on his way home from Phelps
where he had been with a part of friends.
It is supposed that he sat down or went to
sleep on the railroad track and was run
over by the down passenger train. He
was in poor circumstances.
FIRE AT FRESNO.
Fresno, Cal., Aug. 12. Early this morn
ing fire started in tho rear of ox-Judge
Baly's store. The rear being of wood it
soon communicated to the Douohue block,
owned by Griffith & Johnson, which it con
sumed entirely. Soon the buildings ncros3
the block caught fire and many were
burned. The block owned by Frank Bark
er burned to the ground. The loss will bo
about $200, 000; insurance one-third. Seven
lawyers lost their libraries. It is believed
one man lost his life in the flames. Sev
eral men had different parts of their bodies
scorched or scalded. The fire proved to be
the work of an incendiary.
A LAKE GOES.
Warrensburg, Mo., Aug. 13. One of tho
I heaviest rain storms ever recorded in the
liivf-nrv nf .Tolmnn Hnntifv hpnn nf. trn
through the dam at two o'clock yesterday
morning and the water escaped.
carelessness on the "q."
Chicago, Aug. 13. Carolessness on the
part of an engineer caused a collision be
tween two freight trains yesterday and
entailed a total loss of $40,000. A number
of oil cars were struck by tho locomotive
four Union Tank line cars and ruineyi the
locomotive which was the cause of the
New York, Aug. 13. Three young men,
Solomon Reid,sixteen years; AV. Lawrence,
eighteen, and the third name unknown,
were drowned last night in the East river,
opposite Sixth street, from a boat which
was upset by the wash from a ferry boat.
They tried to swim ashore in the strong
tide, and their five companions were res
cued after clinging to tho boat's keel for
half an hour.
SHOT FOR A STAO.
Princeton, Ark., Aug. 13. Robert Stover
went to John Harbor's Saturday and on
his way home stopped a short distance off
the road to eat some watermelon. Harbor
went out to kill deer and seeing something
red through the bushes, shot, hitting
Stover's mule with three buckshot and
l,burying one in Stover's neck, killing him
A CHILD KILLED BY LIGHTNING.
AVheeling, A', Va., Aug. 13. During an
exceedingly severe thunder storm at six
o'clock last evening a child eight years of
age, named Dunlap, living on Coal street,
was struck by lightning in her mother's
yard and instantly killed. A two-story
building near Caldwell's Rut was also de
molished. THE DARK SECRET.
London, Aug. 13. The captain of the
yacht Stranger, which has arrived at
Queenstown from Boston, says h did not
see the dory Dark Secret, and thinks it
foundered in a gale after speaking the
German Lloyd steamer 500 miles from New
A story comes from Brewton, Ala.,
which may be rend with interest and prof
it. A gentleman seeking a residence found
one just suited to his taste in all but the
inside ornamentation of the house, but be
ing a gentlemau of means as well as taste,
he accepted the house and turned it over
to the upholsterer for renovation. The most
elaborate inside decorations were soon
made by the skillful painters, tho walls
papered in the highest style of art and in
perfect unison with the furnishings. The
landlord, hearing of the improvements,
concluded it would be a good time
to exact 'Tack rent." He had several
offers to rent the house, so he pulled
down ou the tenant for a big raise.
The tenant could not stand that. He con
cluded to leave, but kick as he left. He
derired revenge deep, solid and lasting.
So a happy thought struck him. It was a
dark and villainous thought, but perhaps
justifiable under the circumstances. He
hied him again to the wall papering man
and looked over the samples of paper, and
finding one, a horror in bad figures of
black and mud color, contracted for it to
be put up, so as to completely bide tha
beautiful blue and gold paper of the first
edition. The papering was scarcely com
pleted before the landlord dropped in to
see whether the tenant had not relented a
little. He was shown into the parlor.
Hardly had he touched the soft cushions
of the chair than ho sprang to his feet and
fled the house. He had seen the paper on 1
the wall, and was cornned.
AJter Three Years' Delay the Sentence ot
Death I Carried Into KfTect Landgraf
St. Louis, Aug. 10. Hugh M. Brooks,
alias AValter H. Lennox Maxwell, was ex
ecuted in the jail yard this morning a few
minutes before nine o'clock for the murder
of Charles Arthur Preller in April, 1885.
At the same time Henry Landgraf was
hanged for the murder of Annie Tesch in
At 8:20 Sheriff Harrington, accompanied
by a deputy,entered theyard and the sheriff
entered Maxwell's cell, where he and Land
graf had been placed together, and an
nounced that the final moment had ar
rived. Maxwell paled and pulled his fingers
nervously. His was the first death war
rant read, and he stood up and heard his
doom calmly though he was plainly grow
ing weaker ail the time.
As Maxwell passed through the inner
yard ho walked firmly but slowly. There
was a wonderful change from the appa
rently unconcerned man puffing a cigarette
and the one en route to his death. His
face looked pinched and drawn, of an ashy
hue, and his eyes were swollen.
He glanced about him piteously, his lips
twitching, and his appearance was calcu
lated to awaken even tho pity of those
who were convinced he ought to die.
II. M. Ilrooks, alias
C. -lrt Aur Preller.
Landgraf looked and moved like a log,
with a half smile and a half sneer on his
face. There was no time lost in reaching
the scaffold which the condemned ascend
ed without assistance.
AVhile his arms were being pinioned
Maxwell bit his lower lip and gulped sev
There was an awful look of despair on
Maxwell's face as the cap hid it from view
and his knees showed weakness. The
nooses were adjusted quickly, and at 8:50
the drop fell.
Landgraf was pronounced dead in eleven
and one-half minutes. Maxwell's struggle
continued for fourteen minutes, when he,
too, was pronounced dead by the attending
Landgraf was cut down nt 9:12-'s, Max
well at 9:15. The bodies were removed to
the morgue office and photographed, after
which' the post mortem was begun. It
was stated that the neck of each man was
The crime for which Brooks, alias Maxwell
was hanged was the killing of Charles Arthur
Preller at the Southern Hotel, St. Louis, April
6. ISM. Hugh Moltram Brooks, that is his true
name, was born in the little Tillage or Hyde,
near Manchester, England, his father teing
Samuel Norton Brooks, a schoolmaster, of good
family. Young Brooks shaped under the
parental discipline and quiet life at Hyde, and
after twenty-three years under the distasteful
restraint, with only occasional glimpses of the
wider freedom he longed for. slipped away
from home to try life in America. His father
objected to his venturing into the great new
world, and so he got his trunks away by ste tlth
and left the parental roof at night. He made
his way to Liverpool, where he first met his
victim, Preller, and where he first changed
his name to Maxwell AValter Horace
Lennox Maxwell was the gaudy appella
tion he fixed on. Charles Arthur Prel
ler was a traveling man for London upholster
ersa man of means, refined tastes and luxu
rious habits. He and Maxwell sailed together
from Liverpool on the steamer Cephalonia and
on the trip became fast friends. Arriving In
this country they separated, tut continued to
correspond. Toward the end of M.irch, ISSi,
the Hyde schoolmaster's son arrived at the
Southern Hotel in St. Louis, registered under
his assumed name and was assigned to room
141. Preller arrived shortly afterwards and the
two men. though they occupied separate rooms,
were continually together at meals, playintr
pool m the billiard room and lounging about
the corridors. They agreed to go to Australia
together, dUctssed the details of the trip and
mapped out plans of life together when they
should reach there.
On Sunday, April 6, they were seen together
in room 144 by a bell boy who was called there
by a ring. V. K. Ross, a traveling salesman,
who occupied the next room, heard water run
ning in No. 144 that afternoon and several times
heard groans. Twice that day Brooks bought
chloroform of a druggist named Fernon. The
econd time he was excited and impatient and
said that he had spilled that first purchased.
That evening Brooks appeared in the dining
room, excited and distraught, without his friend.
He ordered a bountiful dinner, but ate very lit
tle. To the head waiter he talked wildly, told
of being in Turkey: said he killed a man there
once with his revolver and asked if one could
get off after killing a man, forSm "AVhy,"
was the reply, 'this Is a civilized country. They
hang murderers here."
Next dav Brooks bought a trunk, a handbag
nnd two straps. He went to Hart & Duffs and
asked for a hat that would make him look like
a Yankee, saying his name was Tewflk and he
was an officer in the Turkish army. He got a
mouse-colored slouch hat. Xe went to a barber
shop and had his beard shaved off and his ap
pearance otherwise altered. Here he said his
name was Maxwell and that he had taken part
In the Russo-Turkish war.
The Saturday previous Brooks had tried to
raise money on his watch and two Woodbury
stereopticon lanterns. On this Monday morn
ing he fead plenty of money and after being
shaved he bought gold rimmed spectacles fi r
t $, a pair of Held glasses for $23, a set of mani
cure instruments for $15, a diamond ring for $J5
and a flute for I?'. He also purchased on un
limited first class ticket to San Francisco for
The flight to San Francisco, thence to New
Zealand, the discovery of Preller's body in a
trunk, the pursuit, capture, return and indict
ment of the prisoner re already well U; o -n
A long trial fotloweJ, the details of wV''1
are familiar to the reader. Tr.e deat of 1 reV
ler was fully established. The pil .oner tetiu a
that his death wa the result of accident in a I
minMering ehlori f rm for disease, but all the
evidence was against this theory-
The jury found him guilty of murder in tho
first degree, and sentence of death was passed
A motion for a new trial was denied and a
fruitless appeal to tho State Supreme Court
was made. The United Slates Supreme Court
was then petitioned, also without effect. The
prisoner's lawyers then began to work on Gov
ernor Morehouse and made strenuous efforts to
enlist popular sympathy on behalf ot their
client. The DIngfelder episode was played for
all it was worth, but the impression remained
in the public mind that however scaly a piece of
wotk the prosecution had been guilty of, the
evidence was too strong otherwise that Brooks
had been guilty of a dastardly crime in the
murder and robbery of a fellow countryman who
had befriended him in a strange land.
Henry Landgraf suffered the death penalty
for a crime committed on the night of March S,
1883. The victim was his sweetheart. Annie
Tisch, a beautiful girl of less than eighteen
years of age. Jealousy prompted the deed.
Addicted to Drink.
Cheightox, Neb., Aug. 9. John Bene
dict was found lying dead on the bank of
the pond here last night. Benedict had
been missing since Monday, but was sup
posed to hare gone into tho country on
business. He is an old citizen of Creigh
ton. He was addicted to drink, and whila
crazy drunk it is thought ha took poison
and ended his life. He was about fifty years
old, and leaves a wife and soveral small
An Old Man.
Lrmjc Bock, Ark., Aug. 9. Richard
Bennett, of Bentonville, yesterday cele
brated his 109th birthday. He is tha old
Mt sum in the State and halo and hearty.
IN HONOR OF BLAINE.
The Great Parade In New York City lai
Honor of thn Return to IIU Native Coun
try ef non. Jamea G. Blaine The Steam
erwasLite.nna the Principal Feature'
of the Demonstration was Lacking.
New York, Aug. 10. Tho parade in
honor of Mr. Blaine lost night was con
ducted with much eclat, despite the de
tention at sea of the great apostle of pro
tection. Fifth avenue sidewalks wera
crowded, and as the gay paraUers,
with bands, banners and torches, swept
along, a continuous roar of npplauss
resounded in their glad ears. The most,
striking novelty of the occasion was the
multitude of flacs displayed. Evory
man in the procession waved a flag on his
cane. There were big flags, little flags,
and all sorts of flags. The big campaign
ball, fourteen feet in diameter, and dat
ing from 1S4.0, was greatly applauded as
it rolled along.
The parade started from Twenty-ninth
street promptly at S p. m a platoon of
police clearing the way, and Grand Mar
shal General Joseph C. Jackson leading,
with his aide, Colonel John XT. Jacobs,
followed by Ch:ef-of -Staff General Henry
A. Barnum and his special aides, about
fifty in number, presenting a brilliant
appearance. Then came the many or
ganizations of clubs from this and other
cities, in their varied and striking uni
forms and costumes, and many of them
attended by excelent bands of music, giv
ing forth patriotic and stirring airs.
Many carried banners inscribed with the?
principles of their party.
Tho grand stand opposite the Fifth
Avenue Hotel was crowded with favored,
personages admitted by ticket, in
cluding many ladies who showed their
loyalty to the spirit of the occasion by
displaying little flags as a part of their
adornment. A large portrait of Mr.
Blaine stood in the center of the stand,
and the structure was lavishly decorated
with flowers and flag.
Hon. Lavi P. Morton appeared on the
stand at half -past eight o'clock, escorted
by Generals Barnum and Knapp and
others. He was vociferously cheered.
Among those who shook his hand were
"Walker Blaine, Mr. Quay, Jas. "W.
Husted and General N. P. Bnuks.
Mr. Morton reviewed the parade as if
swept by, and he was loudly cheered from
the ranks, cries of "Tippecauoe aud Mor
ton too" frequently mingling with the ap
plause. After the parade was over, many of the
out-of-town clubs marched to the depots
and started for home.
The affair was, on the whole, a highly
successful one, as well us unique in the
history of political demonstrations. The
march past the reviewing stand occupied
two hours and ten minute?, and it is esti
mated that fifteen thousand men were ir
AN HONEST MAN.
fie OlvesTJp Every Doll-r He Hns to Pro
tect His Creditor anil Proposes to ISegla
at the Bottom ot the Ladder At;aln.
Trenton-, N. J., Aug. 10. The firm ol
John Taylor & Co., the leading pork
packers in New Jersey, suspended busi
ness Wednesday. Disastrous specula
tions on the New York and Chicago Pro
duce Exchanges precipitated the failure.
The liabilities amount to M0,000, nnd tho
firm estimate their assets at $130,003. Tho
princionl creditors are the Bank of
Trenton, $50,000; Major Frank A. Mc
Gowan, of Trenton, .4S,000; Ferdinand
Roebling. $0,000; Thomas B. Taylor,
521,000; Wm. H. Skrlm, $0,000; Vancamp
& Worthington, 10,000, and Ex -Congressman
John Hart Brewer, $5,000.
The banks are fully secured, as are also
Mayor McGowan and other leading cred
itors. Ex-State S?nator John Taylor,
the head of the firm, has stripped him
self of every dollar to protect the cred
itors. Thomas B. Taylor, his brother
has received the deed of his beautiful,
State street residence, and Mr. Roebling
the Taylor Opera-House stock shares for
the sum due him. The only heavy losar
will be Mr. Taylor himself. His friends,
however, have rallied around him, and
the creditors will probably arrango
matters so that he may continue busi
ness. Mr. Taylor has been prominent politi
cally and socially, as well as in trade,
and his failure has produced a profound
sensation. He has held several impor
tant offices besides that of State Senator,
and has once or twice declined the nomi
nation for Governor. Tha Taylor Opera
Hoase, of which he is the principal owner,
is named after him, and he is president
of the new Inter-State Fair Asociatiou.
He is also heavily interested in the Union
Pottery Company, which may not be af
fected by his failure.
"I began business without a dollar
many years ago," said Mr. Taylor last
night, "and am willing to begin again at
the bottom of the ladder."
He is very popular here, and his sne
cessful future is wished for and pre
dicted. SWEPT BY FIRE.
A Larjre Portion or the Huslnes Ttlnrk,
Including the Court-House.at Litchfield,
Waterbcrt, Conn., Aug. !. For the
second time in threo years Litchfield suf
fered the loss of a large portion of her
business blocks this morning. Atl. a.
m. flames were discovered breaking from
the roof of tho Beach's block. This build
ing was entirely of wood and burned so
rapidly that no attempt was made to save
it The lower floor was occupied by Gran
nis & Elmore's grocery. Tho flames
spread to the building directly east, oc
cupied by C. E. Shumway, nar-
ness-maker; thence to Sanford &
Sharp's tin shop, and from
this to Bramman & Bisseli's ary goous
Ashihlishment. Hoties were entertained
of being able to save the new court-house,
which was recently erecteu at a cost oe
$10,000, but all efforts wero unavailing,
and the building was burned to the ground.
The next block to catch fire was the one
owned by Woolcott Wheeler, but the
flnmoa wAri, KTiepdilv checked. The rnins
of the court-house were still burning
fiercely at nine o'clock this morning. i.ue
exact losses ana insurances cauuuije
The Kesult of btock Gambling.
Wilmington, DeL, Aug. 9. Judge Wal
ter Cummiags, who is accused of pilfering
large sums of money from his clients and
friends, L? still missing, and no informa
tion has been obtained as to his where
abouts. The committee of the Newcastle
County Bar Association, appointed to in
vestigate the charges against Cnmmings,
have agreed upon a report which sets
forth that nine allegations have been in
quired into, and on each of the count
Cummings has been proven f nlly guilty.
His dismissal from the bar will most
likely follow. It is estimated that Cum
mings' shortage will reach $100,000, and
his downfall is attributed to his passion
for stock gambling.
A Station Agent' Experience with a
Taunton, Mass., Aug. 9. Station
Agent Kittrell of tne Whittenden Junc
tion station on the Old Colony road,
Tuesday night had gone around the bend
to light the signals and was returning
when a man sprang from the bushes,
erasped him by the throat, and demand
ed three dollars. Kittrell struggled des
perately to free himself, but was soon
rendered helpless and unconscious.
Operator Toomey, heard Kittrell's cries
however, and his appearance frightened
the assailant away. Afterward the fel
low was secured and brought to the sta
tion. He p roved to be an escaped lunatio