Newspaper Page Text
BEFLECTOR PUBLISHING COMPANY-
Pkince Joseph, of Saxe-Coburg Co
ins, has died of pneumonia.
The Berlin police have seized five
thousand Socialist circulars referring
to the next election.
TnE real estate valuation of Boston
has increased $15,842,100 and personal
$563,800, during the past year.
The report that agents of English
capitalists are at work among the
"brewers of this country trying to or
ganize a beer trust is emphatically
denied by Chicago brewers.
The only recognized G. A. R. post
outside of the United States is said to
be in Honolulu. It is called Post
George W. De Long and always ob
serves Memorial day with fitting cere
monies. A terrific hurricane has occurred
in Upper Austria. Seventy houses are
reported to have been struck by light
ning, killing a woman and two chil
dren in the Ischl district. An immense
amount of damage to crops was in
fiicted. Justice JIillek, of the United States
Supreme Court, says that after deduct
ing the expenses incurred in traveling
over his circuit he has just enough of
his salary left to pay the expenses of
living in Washington during the ses
sions of the court.
The advisability of badges for
physicians is being discussed in East
ern medical circles, preference being
shown for an olive-colored button.
"The fundamental idea is that a distin
guishing badge would be of great
-value in cases of hasty demand for a
doctor s services.
Chihous and ingenious are some of
the Chinese contrivances for catching
fish. In Swatow is used a shallow
boat, on one side of which is a narrow
plank painted white, which in the
moonlight the fish mistake for water
and jump over it into the boat. At
Ningpo cormorants are systematically
trained to fish, while at Ichang a wild
animal such as the otter is trained not
to fish but to frighten the fish into
Flanxel shirts have become popu
lar among the members of the United
States Senate. Senator Piatt started
the fashion by appearing in a blue and
white fine striped shirt some time ago.
Senators Black and Blackburn at once
abolished boiled shirts and the festive
ilannel was adopted in their place.
But the astonishment of the Senate
was unbounded when Mr. Edmunds
walked in the chamber wearing a shirt
of white flannel.
There is an astonishing death roll
of public servants to be recorded in
the period of a single administration:
Ulysses S. Grant and Samuel J. Til
den, Winfield Scott Hancock and John
A. Logan, Chester A. Arthur and
Horatio Seymour, Thomas A. Hen
dricks and William A. Wheeler,
George B. McClellan and Philip H.
Sheridan, Irwin McDowell and Morri
son R. Waite, John Kelly and Schuj'
ler Colfax, Roscoe Conkling and Dan
An immense newspaper history of
the American civil war has been com
piled by Thomas S. Townsend. It is
formed entirely of newspaper cuttings,
with a digest of these and index, and
comprised in more than one hundred
giant volumes, in Russia binding, each
one of which is the size of the largest
bank ledger. Mr. Townsend began his
labors in 1860, and has continued them
ever since, having expended twenty
six years and $25,000 in the formation
of such a collection of nevspaper his
tory as never was attempted before,
and probably never will be again.
Mil Parnell's summons against the
London Times will be called at Edin
burgh on September 13, when the par
ties to the action must appear. An
order will then bo issued to lodge de
fense which will be on October 16.
The issues will bo placed before the
court for adjustment on October 13.
The trial will begin in November at
the earliest, and possibly may not take
place until after the Christmas recess
of the court, if either side of the case
should exercise the right to take the
case to the inner court, where the
Lord President and a jury would try
Representative O'Donneix, of
Michigan, has been busy auditing the
vouchers for envelopes used in dis
tributing the speeches of members of
the House during the present session.
Most of the speeches have been on the
subject of the tariff and the sum of
$2,000 has been expended in furnish
ing the 11,000,000 envelopes neces
sary to distribute campaign literature
throughout, the country. By an ex
amination of the record, Mr. OTJon
nell finds that previous to the present
session the largest number of envel
opes used for this purpose was during
the campaign of 1S76, when 7,000,000
envelopes were used.
The steamer Morse, from Living
ston, Central America, which recently
arrived at 'Xew Orleans, reports all
business at Livingston and Santa
Tomas to be at a deadlock, owing to
the recent decree of the Guatemala
Government abolishing the free zone.
The delegation of merchants and Con
" suls that went to the capital to urge
the reinstatement of the free zone had
not been heard from. In the mean
time no goods are being withdrawn
from bond, and large quantities of val
uable and perishable goods are accu
mulating in the custom houses and may
prove a totaj loss to their owners. It
is estimated that these goods would
not sell for fifty per cent, of the duties
levied on them, and in the event of the
decree being sustained vill probably
ie abandoned by their owners.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Gleaned by Telegraph and MaiL
After transacting business of merely
local interest the Senate on the 13th resumed
consideration or the Fisheries treaty and Sena
tor Call addressed the Senate in its favor. Pend
ing a motion, to postpone -further consideration
until Decembenhe Senate adjourned The
House adopted several resolutions calling for
certain information and considered for a time
District of Columbia business. The Senate bill
increasing to (SO per month pensions for total
deafness was passed. The Fortification bill was
considered for a short time when the House ad
journed. Is the Senate on the 14th Senator Rea
gan introduced a bill to define trusts and to
punish persons connected with them, which af
ter some talk was rererred to the Finance Com
mittee. Senator Sherman also introduced a
bill declaring trusts unlawful, which was re
ferred to the same committee. The Fisheries
treaty was then discussed until adjournment.
In the House a spat took place between
O'Neill, of Missouri, and Owen, of Indiana,
over the bill for the relief of Cherokee freed
men. The remainder of the day was frittered
away in efforts to hold a quorum. Adjourned.
After the presentation of several unim
portant resolutions on the loth the Senate pro
ceeded with bills on the calendar, and passed
several of minor importance when debate on
the Fisheries treaty was resumed and con
tinued until adjournment In the House the
Fortifications bill was taken up in Committee
of the Whole and considered until the commit
tee rose and reported the bill to the House.
The previous question was ordered on its pass
age and the bill went over. Adjourned.
Soon after assembling on the ICth the
Senate look up the Fisheries treaty. Senator
Morgan's motion to postpone until December
was not agreed to. Senator Edmunds' resolu
tion to pay white depositors of the defunct
Freedman's Bank was discussed and went
over. Senator Reagan addressed the Senate
on the President's message, and the conference
report on the Army Appropriation bill was con
curred in. Adjourned The House Dasscd
the Fortification Appropriation bill with
out division. After reports of sev
eral committees Mr. MorrilL of Kansas, called
up bis resolution to fix the dates for consider
ing general pension legislation, but the point of
no quorum was raised. The same point was
raised in the attempt to consider the Oklahoma
and Deficiency bills, and a motion by Mr.
Weaver, of Iowa, revoking all leaves of absence
brought on a lengthy discussion, but was ta
bled. After notice from Mr. Weaver that he
would renew the motion from day to d iy until
a quorum was obtained, the House adjourned.
In the Senate on the 17th a number of
bills were repotted and placed on the calendar.
A resolution by Senator Edmunds as to electric
light and electric cable wires in the District
of Columbia caused some talk. Senate bill
amendatory of the act of June, 18SS, relating
to postal crimes was taken up and after some
debate passed. It prohibits the mailing of
any books, pamphlets or other articles of
an obscene or objectionable character
and imposes a fine of $r,000 for depositing such
matter in the malls. It was ordered that a vote
on the Fisheries treaty be taken at twelve
o'clock Tuesday. After Senator Morgan had
spoken in defense of the treaty the Senate ad
journed until Monday The House made sev
eral ineffectual attempts to secure a quorum
and finally adjourned without transacting any,
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Congressman Ashbel T. Fitch, of New
York, has resigned his membership of the
Republican organization of his district.
In his letter of resignation he declaims
against high tariff duties and whisky tax
reduction, which, he says, are new things
in the Republican party.
The President has issued an order plac
ing Major-General Schofield in command
of the army, with headquarters at Wash
ington. General Schofield will also con
tinue in command of the division of the
The American party met in National
convention at Grand Army Hall, Wash
ton, on the 14th.
CnARLES Crocker, second vice-president
of the Southern Pacific Railroad
Company, died at Monterey, Cal., on the
14th. He was born in Troy, N. Y.. Sep
tember 10, 1822. He was one of the Central
Pacific ''Big Four."
A dispatch from Port-au-Prince, Hayti,
says that the revolution has been success
ful, and that the Government has been
overthrown. The President took refuge on
board an English frigate.
Austin- Corbin gave a dinner to Hon.
Levi P. Morton, at the Oriental Hotel,
Coney Island, on the 15th. The guests
were: George W. Childs. ex-Senator Piatt.
Charles A. Dana, John C. New, Allen
Thorndike Rice, J. Sloat Fassett, Mayor
Chapin, of Brooklyn, and M. Gennadieus,
A correspondent at Washington de
clares that on the advice of Hon. James G.
Blaine the Senate Tariff bill will be aban
doned. The National convention of the Ameri
can party ended in a split at Washington
on the loth, most of the delegations with
drawing. Those who remained nominated
James L. Curtis, of New York, for Presi
dent, and Judge James N. Greer, Vice
President, The bolters held a meeting
and denounced the convention as being
The Texas Democratic convention re
nominated Governor L. S. Ross and Lieutenant-Governor
Wheeler by acclamation.
The Spanish Government is trying to
induce the United States- Government to
reduce or abandon altogether its claim for
indemnity of $1,000,000, which Signor
Moret granted to American citizens on ac
count of losses during the Cuban war.
Connecticut Republicans have nomin
ated Morgan J. Bulkley for Governor.
The Minnesota Democratic convention
was in a factional row at St. Paul on the
loth. Before the break-up Wilson was
nominated for Governor, defeating Ames
233 to 13(5.
Alexander Agassiz, of Cambridge,
Mass., has been re-elected president of the
Calumet and Hecla Mining Company of
Congressman Hemphill has been re
nominated, by the Democrats of the Fifth
South Carolina district.
Congressman Steele, of the Eleventh
Indiana district, has been renominated by
acclamation by the Republicans.
George O. Jones, chairman of the Na
tional Committee of the Greenback party,
has issued a call for a National convention
of the party to meet at Cincinnati,
Wednesday, September 12, 18S3, to nomi
nate candidates for President and Vice
President of the United States.
J. M. Hunt, Samuel Wilson and J. P.
White have been nominated for the
Court of Appeals by the Texas Democratic
A dispatch from Rome of the 16th says:
The Pope continues unwell. The utmost
secrecy prevails regarding his condition.
Advices from Suakim indicate that the
"White Pasha" is really Stanley, who had
gathered an immense host of natives sworn
to capture Khartoum.
The President has detailed Lieutenant
Colonel John M. Wilson, Engineer Corps,
Commissioner of Public Buildings and
Grounds, as a member of the Lighthouse
Board, vice Brigadier-General James C.
Duane, retired, late Chief of Engineers of
The Sultan of Morocco recently lost a
detachment of 200 soldiers, who were am
bushed by rebels. The Sultan had pre
viously treacherously murdered a deputa
tion sent by the rebels to treat with him.
On the Illinois Central railroad at South
Lawn, fifty miles south of Chicago, on the
16th, an Illinois Central passenger train
bound for Chicago collided with, a freight
train. The escape of the 200 passengers
was miraculous. A number of persons
were more or less injured, most of them
trainmen, but no one killed.
The cottage of G. D. McCarkie, at the
Mount Tabor Methodist camp meeting
grounds, near Newark, N. J., was destroyed
by fire the other morning. Two children
out of five who were in the house with
their mother were burned to a crisp.
The steamships Geiser and Thingvalla,
of the Thingvalla steamship line, were in
collision of Sable Island on the morning of
the 14th. The Geiser sank almost immedi
ately after the collision. A number of the
passengers and crew were picked up by
boats from the Thingvalla, but over one
hundred perished. The Geiser was on its
way from New York to Stettin, the Thing
valla going in the opposite direction. A
heavy fog prevailed at the time, and the
responsibility for the disaster was un
known. Rosenberg and Jones, two police offi
cers of Louisville, Ky., were fatally
stabbed by a drunken ruffian named Dil
ger in a house of ill-fame recently. The
ruffian was beating a woman, the officers
responding to the call for help, when the
deed was committed. Dilger was ar
rested. The Senate Committee on Military' has
authorized its chairman to prepare a bill
giving to the Major-General of the army
all the rights, privileges and powers that
had been enjoyed by the General and
Lieutenant-General of the army when
those offices existed.
The Supreme Court of Washington Ter
ritory has decided the law granting suf
frage to women unconstitutional. The
grounds for the opinion were based on the
fact that the Legislature exceeded its
powers. The court took the ground that
the word ''citizen" in the organic act can
not mean any thing else than male citizen.
It is reported that the Cheyenne Indians
are ready to sign the treaty for the open
ing of the great Sioux reservation in
The world's convention of Y. M. C. A
opened at Stockholm, Sweden, on the 15th.
The officers reported an astonishing growth
of the association.
General Boulanger arrived at Abbe
ville on the ICth and went to the ceme
tery for the purpose of putting a wreath
upon the tomb of Admiral Courbet. He
was accompanied by a. large party, but the
police at the entrance to the cemetery
would not allow them to go in with the
General and he was compelled to enter
alone. Upon leaving the cemetery he ad
dressed the crowd which had gathered.
A row followed and gens d'arines dis
persed the rioters.
Recent stories of trouble between the
Hatfield and McCoy gangs in Pike County,
Ky., are positively denied.
Reports to the New England Homestead
from 134 correspondents, covering the fruit
growing regions of New England, New
York and Michigan, show an enormous
yield of grapes in all sections, a remark
ably short crop of pears of all varieties, a
full crop of peaches in Delaware, Michigan
and other sections.
The temperature at St. Vincent, Minn.,
on the 17th fell to 30 degrees, the first kill
ing frost of the season.
Two children of Jacob Schwane, a farm
er living near Greenfield, Mich., were
burned to death recently during the ab
sence of their parents.
Alexander Wood was hanged at Black
foot, Idaho, on the 17th for the murder of
A terrible race war is reported from
Iberia Parish, La. On the 16th the whites
mustered in force and killed thirteen ne
groes who refused to lay down their arms
and surrender. One white man, E. R.
Smith, was killed.
Secretary Whitney has ordered Ad
miral Luce, commander of the South At
lantic squadron, to proceed in the Galena
to Port-au-Prince, as the presence of an
American man-of-war is needed there.
In the cases of the -naval cadets, who
were recently tried by court-martial at
Annapolis for hazing, found guilty and
sentenced to dismissal, the President has
modified and commuted the sentences to
confinement for thirty days and a depri
vation of one-half of the annual leave.
Business failures (Dun's report) for the
seven days ended August 1G numbered for
the United States, IS"; Canada, 32; total,
219; compared with 23.1 the previous week
and 1C1 the corresponding week of last year.
The next meeting of tho National Fire
men's Association will be held at Kansas
Cit-, Mo., September 11, next year.
The American Bar Association, recently
in session at Saratoga, N. Y., elected David
Dudley Field, of New York, president.
Among the vice-presidents elected was
General Harrison, the Republican Pres
The twenty-fifth anniversary of the
founding of tho Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers was celebrated in Detroit on the
17th with 2,030 members present. Chief
The strike of the navvies of Paris has
collapsed for lack of funds.
The wheelhouse of the powder mill at
Windsor, Province of Quebec, Can., was
blown up the other day and two men
The petrified tusk of a mastodon, meas
uring 13 feet, 7 inches, has been found on a
farm near Bismarck, Dak.
The Senate was not in session on the lSth.
The Chinese Restriction bill was before
the House, a long debate following its in
troduction. All the bonds recently purchased by the
Government are to be used for the pur
poses of the sinking fund, the require
ments of which this fiscal vear are $47,
650,000. Clearing house returns for week ended
August IS showed an average increase of
7.8, compared with the corresponding'
week of last year. In New York the in
crease was 17.5.
TnoMAS Leonard, Thomas E. McGrath
and M. Peeler, residing in Fonda, near
Albany, N. Y., on their return from a visit
to Auresville Shrine on the 19:h were
capsized while attempting to cross the
Mohawk river in a rcw boat. Leonard
and McGrath were drowned, and Peeler
Seth Greev, the noted pisciculturist,
died at Rochester, N. Y., on the 20th. Ha
was born in Rochester, March 19, 1817. His
entire life w-as devoted to the artificial
propagation of fish.
Rev. Edward H. Camp, a Presbyterian
minister who had just returned from Pales
tine, commrttrd suicide at Newark, N. J.,
the other night. Ill health was the cause.
A large band of Sioux Indians recently
left the Pine Ridge agency in Dakota
without leave. Considerable alarm was
The tribal stock tax difficulty, which
has caused so much trouble between non
citizens and Chickasaw Nation authori
ties, is reported to hav been settled, Com
missioner Brazlove deciding that the
Chicksaw Nation had no jurisdiction over
the person or property of a non-citizen
and therefore no right to collect the tax ol
$10 per head
American securities were lower in Lon
don during the week ended Augnst 18.
Business was generally restricted. The
Continental bourses were reported quiet.
General Boulanger was elected to the
Chamber of Deputies in the department of
Son-me, of which Amiens is the capital,
by a majority of 34.723. He also headed
the polls in the Charente and Nord depart
ments. The announcement of the figures
caused great excitement ia Paris.
Robbers attempted to rob the Union
Pacific west bound overland passenger
train near Rawlins, Wyo., early on the
morning of thelSth. They were defeated
m their project by the bravery of Brake
man William Tillman, who was seriously
wounded while grappling with a robber.
The lumbermen recently in session at
Chicago denied any intention of forming a
trust. They had assembled for the pur
pose of trading in pine lands.
The Central Labor Union of New York
decided, in the case of the two girls who
were discharged by their employes be
cause of the testimony they gave before
the Ford investigating committee, to ask
Mayor Hewitt to take up a subscription
for thorn as he did for Foreman Hartt, the
victim of the labororganizations.
1 KANSAS STATE NEWS.
Fairs will be held in Kansas this fall as
X'tm7. TlTc'. Dale.
Suite Fair. Topeka - - Sept. 7-Zi.
Bismarck Grove L '-"Tenee Sept. 3-8
Anderson Gcmeit Aug. 23-31.
Bourbon. Fori Scott Sep. 11-14.
Brown Kiaatha. -ept. 4-7.
Chase Ii:j2dalf iept.iC23.
Cherokee Cuiumbu Oct. ll-li.
Cheyenne V.'ano. Sent IMS.
Cheyenne Sr. Fr.incr Sept. iC-'.'O.
Clav. C.av Center... ;Sept. 4-7.
Coffey Uarliut-'oa ... 'Sept. 10-14.
Cowlev. Wi&ii-.d. Sept.: -7.
Crawford Girard Sept. SK--3L
Davis Junction City., sept. -?.
Dickinson Hupe JS-.-pt. 1S-2I.
Doniphan Troy Sept. iVSi.
Els Howard. ,ept-19--1.
E-lis liny. City.. ..;0.'t. 2-4.
Franklin Ottawa iep-. -4-21
Harvey Newton l-'X't. 11-J4.
Jcrfcr-on O.kaloo-a .Sept. 11-24.
Jewell M-i'ka'o SPt. IS 21.
Linn La Csvne Sept.-i-7.
Linn Mouad City.... 'Sept. 17--1.
Liun l,Ie:ii.mton... l-pU 11-lL
Mjrion Pem.o.lr 'Sept. 5-7.
Mitchell CawserCity... JSept. SV-28.
M ntiioniery Independence. Sept. 4-S.
Mom- Coanc.i Grove.i.pt. '2--.S.
Xeraana Seneca pepu IS-51.
Nemaha Ic;abeth:i JAvjr. -.831.
Osaf I3ar.ir.iimc....;Scpt. l'-14.
Osborne 0lor:ie jept. 11-14.
Ottawa !Mi5aeapo!is...iSept. iV-'d.
Phillip? Phillip-burf... Sept. IB 21.
PottLwatom!e...,Vame!:o -ept 4-7.
Pratt Ptat Citv. .. Sept. 4-7.
Reno Hutchinson Oct. 2-5.
Uiley iMtchatun Sept. 18-21.
Roous Plainvnic. Seot. 23-8.
Ruh ;La Cro.-ie. . . Sept. 19-21.
Saline is.Uina Sept. 25-2s.
Scdzwick 'Wichita. Aup. 27-Sept. 1
Smith 'Smith Center., -ent. 19-21.
Washington Greenleaf. Sept, 12-i4.
Woodsou Xeo?fco Falls. . Sept. C4-C0.
Liquor Shipments Prohibited.
A certain liquor house in Louisville, Ky.,
having issued a circular, which is being
widely di-tributed in Kansas, in which
they say, in effect, that anybody has a
right to import liquor into tho State of
Kansas and sell it in unbroken packages,
citing a number of legal decisions and the
opinions of two prominent lawyers in sup
port of the declaration, Attorney-General
Bradford has written a lengthy letter in
which he expresses surprise at the opin
ions of the lawyers that liquors can b9
shipped to Kansai by outside parties and
disposed cf in unbroken packages, and
that the parties to whom such goods are
consigned can dispose of the samo in the
original packages without being liable to
the provisions of the Prohibitory law. The
Attorney-General holds that the decisions
referred to are entirely irrelevant, aud
after citing cases in point he says: "It
makes no difference how these goods get
into the State of Kansas. If after the
goods are here and in the hands of con
signees, who are authorized to sell them
for the purposes specified in the statute,
the police power of the State of Kansas
may absolutely prohibit the sale of these
goods, and in the language of the Supreme
Court in the license caes, the police power
may interfere to the extent of destroying
the goods that the health and morals of
the community may be protected." Tho
Attorney-General calls on all county at
torneys to arrest and bring to trial all
persons who may bring into the State
liquors for sale, no matter whether outside
parties or others, and all parties who may
offer to barter or sell such prohibited ai ti
des in Kansas are warned that the law
will reach them and that they will be held
amenable for anv violation of it.
Ed Short, marshal, and S. N. iVood,
mayor, of Woodsdale, were held by tho
United States Commissioner at Topaka in
bonds of $1,500 each to appear for e Kami
nation on the charge of conspiracy in the
Stevens County case.
All the leading railroads of the Stato
have agreed to give a rate of one cent per
mile to the Grand Army reunion at Colum
bus, O., next month.
TnE twenty-seventh anniversary of the
battle of Wilson's Creel: was celebrated by
the survivors of theFirstaad Second Kan
sas, and First Iowa regiments at Atchison
on the 10th. Delegations from Leaven
worth and other points in Kansas were
present. The following are the officers
elected by the First Kansas Association of
Veterans: Charles Frank, Leavenworth,
president; J. B. Kurth, Atchison, vice
president: Ed Reilly, Leavenworth, secre
tary. The next reunion will bo held at
Leavenworth in 1S!K). .
At Topeka the other day Dr. A. E. Det
ler, a well known veterinary- surgeon, was
mixing some sulphur, nitrate of potash
and glycerine in an iron mortar when tho
compound exploded, tearing off the doc
tor's left hand at the wrist and three fin
gers of the right hand, necessitating its
atHj.itation. Pieces of the mortar pene
trated his abdomen, his breast was terribly
lacerated and a wound was inflicted ou his
thigh by a piece of the broken mortar.
The office was demolished.
A stranger, supposed to be a foreigner,
shot himself on the streets of Topeka the
other day and died in a few hours, leaving
no clue to his identity nor cause for the
act. The deceased was a well dressed man
and in his pockets were found a rubber
stamp with the name "William B. Clan
ney" on it, a silver hypodermic syringe,
three bottles containing morphine, a gold
watch and chain, $125.70 in gold and bills
and a railroad ticket to Kansas City. Ev
erything went to show that the unfortu
nate man had been comfoitably nxed in
life. He was evidently a victim cf the
It is stated that tho Attorney-General
has began proceedings to oust Sheriff
Churchill, of Leavenworth, from office. It
:s charged that the sheriff has been luke
warm in enforcing or neglects to enforce
the Prohibition law.
E. H. Fleming, a Hutchison minister of
the gospel, eloped the other day with one
of his congregation, Mrs. Fryreat. The
wayward preacher leaves a wife and six
children and his mother in destitute cir
cumstances. The woman is said to have
twice before eloped.
The post-office at Chnord,N eosho County,
is to b3 discontinued.
Justice Miller, of the United States
Supreme Court, has granted a writ of error
in the case of William Baldwin, who is
now in the penitentiary under sentence of
death for the murder of his sister at Atchi
son. It is claimed by his attorneys that they
have evidence that other parties are guilty
of the murder.
Topeka is troubled with fire-bugs.
The State Democratic Central Commit
tee met recently at Topeka. The secretary
was instructed to confer with the Repub
lican Central committee with a view to ar
ranging a joint canvass of the State by
the opposing candidates for Governor in
which they shall discuss the issues that
divide the two parties. He was also em
powered to make such arrangements as
may be necessary.
The total assessment of railroad prop
erty in the State is 52,829,394 49 and the
average value per mile is j6.35G.28. The
increase in number of miles of road dur
ing the year is 2,099.60 miles, and the in
crease in taxable value is $11,275,048.48.
Kansas Citt (Kan.) has 8,084 white and
1,574 colored school children, making a
total of 9.C5S.
Is recently attempting to arrest W. H
Evans, J. N. Williams, marshal of Osage
City, was shot by Evans and died the next
The well-dressed stranger who recently
shot himself in the streets of Topeka,
proved to be W. B. Claney, of Colorado.
His wife resides at Del Norte, Col.
L. L. Bevee, a Wichita printer, was re
cently found dead in that city. It was
supposed that he had taken poison because
a young lady discarded him, owing to his
fondness for drink. He was' twenty-five
years old and his parents reside at La
In general, Kansas can well be congrat
ulated upon the outcome this year of her
crops of all kinds.
William Tillman, a Brakeman, De
feats a Gansr of Wyoming
The Baffled Villains Take to Their
Heels With Posses in Pursuit
Tha Inside "Workings of the White Cap
Organization Divulged ITegro
Rawlins, Wyo., Aug. 20. At 2:35 Satur
day morning, when the eastbound Union
1 Pacific passenger train was at a water
tank two miles east of Dana station and
, the enginer, Breeze, was oiling his engine,
and Fireman Wallen was giving the
! engine water from the tank, three men
! rushed up to the front end of the train and
! cried out: ''Hold up yourhands, you ."
J The engineer did so and tho fireman
i jumped down from the tender and was
I shot as soou as he struck the ground in
the right arm. In the meantime a constant
fire was kept up on the train by some of
the robbers concealed by the darkness and
about fifty yards from the train.
The front brakeman, William Tillman,
when told to hold up his hands, did so,
when the order was repeated: "Higher,
you ." He was standing on the steps
of the engine at the time and lifted his
bands higher. His lantern dropped and
he was ordered to pick it up again. He
stooped to do so, and at the same time
grasped a lump of coal and struck the rob
ber in the face, staggering him backward,
and then jumped on him. A desperate
hand to hand conflict followed, both men
rolling down the cinder bank into the tram
ditch. The brakeman was finally shot in
th9 arm and through the hip, splintering
the bone. The bullet passed out.
When the robbers found they were foiled
they abandoned the attack nnd fled. The
passengers were uninjured.
A posse of men mounted on fleet horses
and well armed left Rawlins on a special
train for Dana, led by Deputy Sheriff
Hanks. They struck the trail of the rob
bers a mile and a half north of the scene
of attack. The camp of tha robbers was
found. Their horses were newly shod and
the trail was easy to fallow. Th9 brake
man's cap was found 200 yards south of
the tank, dropped there by the robbers in
order to mislead the pursuit. Five hun
dred dollars per head for the robbers, dead
or alive, is offered by the Union Pacific
Company, and $500 by the Governor of
Eight men were seen at eight o'clock a.
m. crossing the Union Pacific track two
and a half miles east of Carbon, or thirty
miles east of where the attack was made.
They were well mounted and were headed
south toward North Park, Col. The have
made a detour from the north, going east
and then south. A posse from Carbon
have started in pursuit. The entire coun
try is aroused and short work will be made
of the robbers if they are discovered. They
are supposed to be part of tho Tetton Ba
sin Jackson gang of cow punchers.
The latest report from the robbers is that
they are fifteen miles north of the Medi
cine Bow river, having crossed at Cotton
wood ford, and are heading into Shirley
A reward of JljOlO has been offered by
the Union Pacific road and the Governor
for each of the robbers, dead or alive. The
probabilities are if they get caught they
will be either hung or shot.
Sedalia, Mo., Aug. 20. In Bowling
Green township, near the little village of
Clifton, Saturday, John Tabb, aged eight
een years, was plowing in the field when
William Benman, a farmer living in the
same neighborhood, walked across the
field from his own residence and shot the
Voung man through the left lung with a
Henry rifle. After perpetrating the terri
ble crime Beaman threw his weapon aside
and fled to the brush. Two weeks ago
Beaman and his wife quarreled, and a
member of the Beaman household ran to
the house of Morris and implored him to
go to Eeaman's and pacify the husband.
Morris and young Tabb did so. Bea
man became incensed at their interference,
and threatened to kill Morris and Brown,
an intimate friend of the former, but no
attention was paid to his threats. Just be
fore the killing Brown, Morris and Tabb's
father were sitting on the fence thirty
yards from the young man at work in the
field, when Brown saw Beaman approach
ing with the gun on his shoulder and di
rected the attention of his companions to
him. Old man Tabb remarked that Bea
man evidently meant business and advised
his companions to leave the premises.
Morris slipped away to his house near by,
secured his gun aud returning confronted
Beaman, charging him with having made
ugly threats and notified him that the
matter had gone far enough. Morris was
willing to fight with gun, club or fists, but
Beaman paid no attention to him whatever
but raised his rifle and brought down
WHITE CAP SECRETS.
Evansville, Ind.. Aug. 20. A detective,
whose name is withheld, who joined the
White Caps in Harrison County for the
purpose of securing evidence for the sup
pression of the organization, says the oath
demanded of every candidate is blood
curdling in its provisions, the penalty for
violating being instant death. The candi
date must swear he has been accessory to
some crime which is held over him to pre
vent treachery. These stages having been
passed, the purposes of tho order were un
folded. These consist of the enumeration
of a list of moral laws and the punishment
of citizens fer alleged offenses without ap
peal to the law. The order numbers about
200 members, among whom are many prom
THE NEGRO KILLINGS.
New Orleans, Aug. 20. Reports from
Freetown and from other sources indicate
that more than twenty negroes were killed
on Thursday by the regulators and that
more than "seven others were severely
wounded. A reliable report has been re
ceived that on Tuesday last a negro was
hanged by a mob near Big Cypress Bayou,
in Bossier Parish, for breaking into a store
and stealing a sum of money.
When Sheridan was last in Chicago he
told some friends of tbe incident of his ca
reer as a Second Lieutenant, Fourth in
fantry, in 1854. It was in connection with
escort duty to a paymaster, U. S. A., and
the safekeeping of about 520,000. The dis
bursing officer had provided himself with
that sum, all in gold pieces, in a canvass
sack, intending to use tbe money to pay
off certain troops after the party reached
the proper destination. Meantime the
responsibility for the custody of the
money was vested in Lieutenant Sheri
dan, who found himself incumbered
with a troublesome yellow elephant.
The General said that one night
he didn't feel well. so he left
the camp, and taking the money
with him, went to sleep in a rough-looking
bouse near by. The lower part of the
house was filled with the usual Western
rough characters, and the Lieutenant knew
that if he didn't keep one eye open he'd
stand a good chance of losing the gold.
Said he, in telling the story: "During the
night it became necessary for me to leave
my shake-down and visit the guard on
something. Of course I had to carry the
money with me. Then I had to lug it up
stairs again to my room. Not many min
utes later I bad to do the same thing over
again, and the canvas bag was infernally
heavy to carry. There I was, hindered
and burdened 'by a pile of metal, afraid
to eo to sleep lest I be robbed, and
I've been a convert to paper money ever
WELCOMED TO MAINE.
Mr. Blaine Is Welcomed to Ills Home Ills
Talk About Trusts.
Portland, Me., Aug. 16. A great mass
meeting was held in the city hall yester
day afternoon to express welcome to Hon.
James G. Blaine. Three thousand persons
were present. When Mr. Blaine appeared
in the corridor of the building a great
shout went up from the crowd outside and
was re-echoed by the thjpngs in the hall,
tbe men cheering and the ladies waving
their handkerchiefs. As the gentlemen
ascended the platform, General Harry B.
Cleves was called upu to preside. He
spoke briefly upon introducing Mr. Blaina.
Mr. Blaine, in response, said:
I sbould sot have left my home the very dny
after my arriral bat fo my desire to feel my
self once more in touch with those with whom I
have in previous years foucht in many a good
Republican contest. Cheers. Once more to
compare notes with those upon shose wisdom
the party has always reUed. namely, the Re
publican masses, as to what should bo done at
this crisis in the political aSairs of the country,
and In the history of the party which is its great
defender. When President Cleveland deliv
ered his message, he had something to say to
the American people about the danger of
"trusts." I think there have since been no
Democratic papers in the country, whether they
understood the meaning of the word or not,
that have not been constantly warning the peo
ple as to the horrible danger of "trusts."
Well, I shall not discuss trusts this afternoon.
I shall not venture to say that they are alto
gether advantageous or disadvantageous. They
are largely private affairs with which neither
President Cleveland nor any private citizen has
any particular right to interfere. Aside from
that, the point which I wish to impress upon
you is that trust arc not the outgrowth nor in
any way the incident of the protective p licv,
as the President charges; that a protective
policy no more breeds what the President con
siders the pestilence of trusts than does tha
veriest free trade country in the world, which
is England: for England is literaUy rlastered
all over, with her system of free trade, with
trusts. The very day I sailed for home, just a
fortnight ago, I cut from a London journal the
announcement that all the manufacturers of
coffins and all the undertakers of tho United
Kingdom had gone into a trust laughter, that
it was to consist of iO0u,0ao capital, which,
in the language of the English financial mar
ket, was to have a large number of "preferen
tial bonds," and that the yearly death rate
might be expected to yield a semi-annual divi
dend of 12 per cent. Laughter. Now I think,
my friends, that we might bury all the Presi
dent's predictions of evils of trusts in this
country, in tho graves in which those coffins are
about to go. prefer-ntial bonds and all, and we
might do this by showing that so far from the
protective policy generating trusts, on utter
free trade policy generates them in far greater
number cheers, and thus I lt-avc the question.
Mr. Blaine then spoke on the fiisheries
dispute and the pending treaty; also the
State contest, in which all the people of
the State are interested.
WORLD Y. M. C. A.
Vast Increase of the Association as Shown
By the Convention ut Stockholm.
Stockholm, Sweden, Aug. 10. The
eleventh conference of the Y. M. C. A. of
the world convened ia this city yesterday.
At one o'clock the convention was formally
opened in a brief address by Count Bern
storff, of Berlin, president of the conven
tion held four years ago in Berlin. An
address of welcome was delivered by the
Bishop of Visby and the address of inaug
uration by the Baron of Ugglass. Follow
ing these addresses was the election of
officers and the opening devotional exer
cises, conducted by Prof. Rudin, of Up
sala. Dr. Von Sheele was elected presi
dent, and George Williams, of London,
Count Bernstorff, of Berlin, and Lucian
Warner, of New York, vice-presidents.
The following Americans were appointed
members of committees: Business, Robert
Orr, of Pittsburgh ; resolutions and creden
tials, Thomas J. Cree, of New York, chair
man, and Robert McBurnie, of New York.
The report .of the world's committee
showed that there were now 3.S04 asso
ciations a growth of nearly 1,000 since the
last report. The report was referred to a
Brief reports were made of the work in
America by Mr. Richard C. Morse, of Now
York; in France, by Mr. Vanderhenten, of
Paris; in Great Britain, by Mr. Hindsmith,
of London, and in Germany, by Mr. Phil
pieus, of Berlin. Tho American report
showed that the value of association prop
erty had increased since 1S!1 from about
:j:5,000,000 to .f7,000,000, and the number of
secretaries from less than 400 to nearly
At five o'clock a dinner was served to
the convention, and at six o'clock a meet
ing of welcome was held Jn the Blacheur
esch Church. Four hundred delegates are
in attendance, of whom 300 are English
speaking, and some 69 are from America.
The Senate Passes a Kill For the Relief of
Settlers on Indemnity Lands.
Washington, Aug. 16. The Senate yes
terday passed the following bill: That
in all cases where it shall, upon due proof
being made, appear to the satisfaction of
the Secretary of the Interior that parties
have since the loth day of June, lSfeS, paid
$2.50 per acre for lands which were reduced
in price to $1.25 per acre, by "an act relat
ing to the public lands of the United
States," approved June 15, ISifO, the
Secretary is authorized to repay out
of any monoy in the United
States treasury not otherwise appropri
ated, to such parties, thair legal repre
sentatives or assigns, the excess price of
$1.25 paid for such lands; and that the
Secretary of the Interior shall draw his
warrant on the treasury for such amounts
as may be found due the claimants under
this act. The Commissioner of the Gen
eral Land Office shall make all necessary
rules and issue all necessary instructions
to carry out the provisions of this act into
effect," This is to meet the wants of a
large number of settlers who bought lands
within indemnity limits where revoca
tions had been made of indemnity with
drawals. Tho Cheyenne Will Sign.
Pierre, D. T., Aug. 16. The Sioux Com
missioners have been ordered to remain at
Standing Rock for the present and to for
ward papers to tho Cheyenne agency for
the purpose of obtaining signatures to the
Sioux treaty. There being no leading and
hostile chief3 at Cheyenne as at Standing
Rock no trouble is feared in inducing the
Cheyenne Sioux to sign. The Cheyennes
are about one-sixth of all on the reserva
Washington, Aug. 17. George O.J ones,
chairman of the National Committee of
the Greenback party, has issued a call for
a National convention of the party to meet
at Cincinnati, Wednesday, September 12,
1888, to nominate candidates for President
and Vice-President of the united btates,
and "to take such further action as may
be deemed necessary to preserve tha nuns
and organization, and to keep before tho
people the great principles on which that
party was originally founded." The call
states that ('Ute chief reason for calling
the convention at Cincinnati, is that all
railroads will sell tickets to that city and
return at about half rates during the con
tinuance of the Centennial Exposition.
Battle of Lone Jack.
Kansas Crrr, Mo., Aug. 16. From 10,
000 to 15,000 people gathered in Griffith's
grove, two miles west of Lone Jack, this
county, to-day, to attend the celebration
of the anniversary of the battle of Lone
Jack. Hugh J. McGowan, as marshal of
Jackson County, and several deputies
were on the ground and saw that tbe best
order was preserved. Every thing passed
off in a quiet manner. Most of the county
Democratic candidates were on the
grounds. A great many speeches were
made. The battle was fought Augnst 16,
J under Quantrell and Coffee
LOST AT SEA.
Over One Hundred Persona Lost
on a Sinking' Steamship.
New York, Aug. IT. The steamship
Geiser, of the Thingvalla line, which left
New York last Saturday for Stettin, was
run into off Cap Race Tuesday by the
steamship Thingvalla, of the same line.
Her side was stove in and she sank;
The panic-stricken people were got into
boats as rapidly as possibly, the Thing
valla's boats being all used in the work of
rescue. The Geiser sank so fast, however,
that before the boats returned from the
Thingvalla after thoir first trip, the dis
abled steamer had gone down, leaving
scores of people struggling in the water.
Many of these were picked up, but when
the roll was called on board the Thing
valla it was found that seventy-two pas
sengers and thirty -three of the crew of the
Geiser were missing.
The Hamburg line steamship Wieland,
which was in the vicinity, came up in time
to assist in the work of rescue, and she
divided the rescued party with the Thing
valla, the latter proceeding in "a damaged
condition for Halifax, while the Wieland
proceeded to New York, arriving at quar
antine late yesterday afternoon.
It is claimed that fourteen passengers
nnd seventeen of the crew were saved, in
cluding Captain Miller.
The collision occurred off Sable Island.
The Geiser sank in five minutes. The
Thingvalla's passengers, 455 in number,,
were transferred to the Wieland and
brought here with the fourteen passen
gers and seventeen of the crew of the
Geiser. All others of the Goiser's seventy
two passengers and thirty-three crew were
drowned. Stories differ as to where the liability
lies, if not wholly due to the fog and heavy
sea. The Thingvalla struck the Geiser on
the starboard amidships close on to four
o'clock in the morning. The boats then
parted and within five minutes tho
Geiser sank. The crew of the Thingvalla
did all they could to save the Geiser's
crew and passengers while still in doubt
as to whether the Thingvalla was not
dangerously disabled, but owing to the
heavy sea only thirty-one were saved. No
other vessel was near at the time. The
Wieland, on her way to this port was 100
miles away. At 11:50 o'clock on the morn
ing on the 14th the Wieland was sighted.
Signs of distress wero made by the Thing
valla, and a transfer of the passengers
began. The sea was then heavy, but no
mishap occurred in the transfer of pas
sengers. Captain Albers, of tha Wieland, tells the
following story: "At ten o'clock on the
morning of August 14, we passed some
wreckage floating in the sea, and suspected
that an accident had happened somewhere
near us. A little later we sailed through a
sea of oil and sighted a broken boat of the
Geiser. About 11 :S0 we sighted a steamer
to the north about eight miles off and see
ing she had a flag of distress up, we ran
down to her. It proved to bo the Thing
valla, and Captain Lambotta, of the ves
sel, came to us in a small boat and begged
us to take off his passengers and those
he had saved from the Geiser. He said,
his own vessel was so badly injured he ex
pected her to sink at any moment. His
forward compartment had been complete
ly carried away from half way from the
deck to below the water line. We sent out
three of our boats, and the Thingvalla
lowered two of hers, and in five hours we
had transferred the saved passengers and.
crew of the Geiser and also the 455 passen
gers of the Thingvalla. The sea was very
rough at the time and the work of trans
ferring the passengers was very difficult.
The immense hole in the Thingvalla's bow
was then patched up as well as possible
and she started for Halifax. The col
lision, so far as known, was caused by the
The following is the best list of the lost
which can be obtained. It is made by
striking off the names of those saved from
the list of passengers as stated in the books
of Passenger Agent Jensen. It will be
seen that the total number of names in the
list of the lost is seventy-eight, six more
than it should contain, as there were only
eighty-six passengers aboard and four
teen were saved.
Cabin passengers: L. Clausen, Captain
George N. Hammer, Bertha Irenfeld, Mrs.
Hilda Lind and two children, J. C. Mel
bourg, Albert Olsen, Mrs. Ellen Seehusr
Chicago, wife of the editor of the Scandi
naven, and Hilda Svelborg.
Steerage passengers: Amanda Ander
son, Andrus Anderson, John Anderson,
Louisa Anderson, Magnus Anderson,
Mrs. Elizabeth Berg and child, Hilda.
Bergstrom, J. Berekelund, C. Braath, C.
Carlson, Mrs. Charline Christiansen and
two children, Olo Christophersen, Mra.
Julia Fredericksen and two children,
Soren Gabrielsen, Xittie Gullicksen, J.
Gustavsen and child, Jans Hanson. Peter
Hanson, Mrs. Karen Hanson, Mads Han
son, Andrew Ingebrightsen, wife and child,
J. E. Jelm. Kari Johannsen, Mrs. Johnson
and infant, A. G. Johnson, Mrs. John H.
Jbhnson and infant, J. G. Johnson, Marie
Josepbscn, eleven years old, sent back
alone to relative in Sweden; Gina Kjel
dass, Christian Knudsten, Christina
Knudsten, Mrs. Bertha Johnstropel and
child, O. H. Lie, A. J. S. Lind, William
Ljunstrom, Astrid Lund, Mrs. Ida Man
grane and child, Peter Miller, Peder Han
sen Morstadt, Ellen Nelson, NicolinI Nimbr
O. W. Orlander, Helga Olsen, Mrs. A. M.
Petersen, E. Petersen, wife and child, H.
Randbin, Andrew Soderholm, Fred Soren
sen, T. E. Stromberg, Mrs. A. M. Steven
son and friend, Anna Thompson, Carl E.
Tuneberg and wife, Mrs. Anna Wicker and
The officers and crew lost were: Henry
Brown, first officer, went down standing
on the bridge; Gregors en, purser; Acsel
Foss, chitf engineer; L. Larsen, first en
gineer; Engelbecsten, second engi
neer; Hensen, third engineer; W. sev-
enson, assistant engineer; itaum, 01
Copenhagen, a young student in the offi
cers' mess, seven men in the engine room,
ten sailors and ten stew&rds, stewardess
and cooks; total crew loat, thirty-five.
These are the latest and best estimates of
New Jersey Republican Clubs.
Long Branch, N. J., Aug. 16. The Re
publican Clubs of the State of New Jersey
held a convention at Asbury Park with
2,000 delegates present. Wilbur A. Mott,
president of the New Jersey State Repub
lican League, called the convention to or
der, and resolutions were adopted indors
ing the record, principles and platform of
the party and its National ticket, ana
Mott was re-elected president. William
Walter Phelps addressed the convention.
He said that although New Jersey had al
ways been counted with the solid South,
cave when she voted for Grant, anew le
nient was in this canvas3 and the danger
of Democratic free trade would turn the
State to the Republican ticket, Senator
Evarts also spoke.
Ban Into a rrelcht.
Chicago, Aug. 16. About 5:30 o'clock
this morning the Cincinnati passenger
train of the Illinois Central railroad,ldue
here at 6:45, ran into a freight train of the
Grand Trunk at South Lawn, about
fifty miles from the city. The en
gine, tender, baggage car and one
coach of the express were piled np in
confusion and were thrown from the track.
Seven persons were injured more or less,
none fatally. They are: Anderson Cobb,
porter of the sleeper; Thomas Splane, bag
gageman; Mrs. Splane, his wife; John
Crons, fireman; W. B. Land, passenger;
J. H. Sullivan and John Frazier, porters.
It was rumored that the express agent
was killed, bat it lacked confirmation.
, -. .. .. SK, ,