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EEFLF.CTOS PUBLISHING COMPANY,
Fkom 1877 to 1886 English incomes
between $700 and $5,000 increased
19.26 per cent, and incomes above
5,000 decreased 2.40 per cent
Peesidext Linde. of the Rock Isl
and & Peoria railway and a stockhold
er of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pa
cific road, died at Rock Island, 111.,
Mrs. Carlisle, who is keeping
liouse at Washington for the first time,
-enjoys having guests at dinner, and
the Speaker has instructions to bring
friends home with him in the after
noon from the House when his home
is not full of visitors.
J. L. Paljier, chairman of the Ar
kansas Prohibition State Executive
Committee, claims that forty counties
of Arkansas have gone against license,
and says that whisky had a great deal
to do with the raid on ballot boxes at
the State capital. The returns carried
away, he said, were from precincts
which gave Prohibition majorities.
3L Ferry, in a recent speech, ad
mitted that the next general election
would be a struggle between the
Trench Republicans and every thing
anti-Republican monarchy, empire
and dictatorship. He said he was in
favor of returning to the former
method of voting, but it depended
more upon union among Republicans
to defeat Boulangerism.
The London Chronicles Rome cor
respondent says that King Leopold has
offered the Pope a residence in Bel
gium, in the event of the necessity
arising for him to leave Rome. The
Pope has had several audiences with
the Russian envoy and is completing a
concordat with the Czar, giving a
large share of religious liberty to
Polish and Russian Catholics.
The grave of "Wendell Phillips at
3Iilton, Mass., is unmarked. But a
monument is soon to be erected by
Mrs. Green, sister of the dead orator.
It wiH be a rough, weather-stained
granite bowlder about five feet in
height, and in the front center will be
placed a sunken tablet bearing an in
scription. The stone will be placed in
the rear of the lot and in view of the
A meeting of cotton factors was
leld in the parlors of the Cotton Com
press Company at St. Louis recently,
at which all the cotton agents and
dealers of the city were present. Res
olutions were adopted strongly urging
upon Congress the necessity of investi
gating and crushing the jute bagging
trust in time to save to the planters
this season's cotton crop. Scotch bur
laps were also examined and recom
mended as a substitute for jute.
Coloxel George L. Perkixs, for
fifty years treasurer of the Norwich &
"Worcester railroad, died of old age al
the Fort Griswold House in Groton,
Conn., recently, where he was spend
ing his annual vacation. He had been
failing for a week, but was conscious
tratil within an hour of his death. He
liad voted for every President since
Madison; was paymaster in the war
of 1812, and organized the first Sunday
school in Norwich. Ho was aged one
hundred years and one month.
A dispatch to the Paris Temps from
Zanzibar says that the natives re
sisted the landing of the German
Company's officers and the Sultan's
troops, Shots were exchanged and
two Germans were wounded. A Ger
man man-of-war afterwards bombarded
Tangai. The excitement was spread
ding and communication with the in
terior was interrupted. The Germans,
after effecting a landing, drove the
Arabs and natives into the bush.
Twenty Arabs were killed. The
trouble arose from the procedure of
the German East Africa Company.
TnE other night while the pyrotech
nic display of the "Fire of London"
-was in progress at Manhattan Beach,
Coney Island, one of the fire balls
struck the highly inflammable scenery,
and the canvas immediately caught
lire. The flames spread with the rapid
ity of lightning, and the smoke in large
-volumes rolled over the auditorium
crowded with visitors. For a time there
was a panic, but the wide exits soon
gave egress to the spectators. In the
mad struggle a number of people wero
trampled under foot and severely in
jured. The whole was burned down.
DErRECATiXG a proposed change
which would admit from five to ten per
cent of frosted wheat in No. 1 hard,
Albert C. Clausen, State Inspector at
Minneapolis, Minn., recently said: "It
Tvould be the most foolish thing imag
inable to have it go out that our grades
were broken here, or that we were
putting frosted wheat in our No. 1
hard. It should be remembered that
there is often a little frosted wheat in
with the good and it has never been
the practice to reject a car of good
hard wheat because there was a few
kernels of frosted now and then scat
tered through it"
Senator Ccixoji, of Illinois, has
determined to investigate the question
raised by the Canadian Government as
to the position of the St Clair flats
canal. Since the belligerent mania
reached Congress, several Canadian
-papers have rushed forward to claim
that the vessels of the Dominion had a
right to navigate the St Clair flats
canal, as a part of it was in Canada.
Some color is lent to this claim by a
clause in the River and Harbor bill of
1874, which made an appropriation
for improving the St Clair flats,
coupled with a statement that a portion
of it was within Canadian territory.
In order to settle the question, Mr.
Cullom offered a resolution calling
upon tho Secretary of War 'for a state
ment of the exact location of the St
Clair flats canal and the ground upon
which this claim is based.
NEWS J3F THE WEEK
Gleaned -by Telegraph and MalL
Much time was occupied in the Senate
on the 3d in talk between Senators Vest and
Cullom and the reading of papers relating to
political assessments in the Chicago post
oHce and party work by Government officials
under the last and present Administrations.
Finally the Senate took up the bill for the ad
mission of "Washington Territory, pending
which the bill for the absolute exclusion
of Chinese was received from the
House and the Senate proceeded to
its immediate considerat on. After much talk
between Senators the bill went over and the
Senate adjourned In the House Mr. Scott
(Pa.) asked unanimous consent to introduce
for present consideration a bill which absolute
ly excludes Chinese laborers from admission
into the United States who have heretofore been
residents in this, country and departed and may
wish to return on certificates of such former
residence, which was agreed to and the bill
passed without division. Bills were introduc d
to place cotton bagging on the free list, and to
punish persons connected with trusts. Then
commenced a contest as to precedence of mea
sures and efforts to secure a quorum. Finally
a quorum was secured and the Senate bill
passed relating to the detail of army and navy
officers to educational institutions. Mr. Warner
(Mo.) moved to suspend the rules and put the
Oklahoma bill on its passage, but no quorum
voted and the House adjourned.
Ix the Senate on the 4th Senator Coke
called attention to the proceedings of the late
Deep Water convention at Denver and pre
sented a memorial on the same subject from a
committee at Galveston. Senator Cullom in
troduced a bill decaring trusts unlawful. A
resolution offered by Senator Vest as to a book
publl hed by the assistant librarian of the
Senate was the occasion of a political debate
participated in by Senators Vest, Plumb.
Keagan and Stewart. The House Chinese
Prohibition bill was then taken up and Senator
Teller spoke in its favor. Adjourned without
action At the expiration of the morning hour
the House proceeded to consider the Retaliation
bill which was debated until adjournment.
In the Senate on the 5th Senator Sher
man offered a resolution requesting the Presi
dent to inform the Senate if the recent treaty
with China and the Senate amendments have
been ratified by the Emperor of China, which
was adopted. The Chinese Restriction bill was
then further debated and a vote taken which
was unanimous for the bill yeas 35, but no
quorum voting the Senate adjourned, leaving
the bill undisposed of In the House the Sen
ate amendments to the Fortification bill were
non-concurred in. Jlr. Oates Introduced a reso
lution for adjournment September -JO. The bill
to limit the jurisdiction of United Sta'e Courts
passed. Consideration or the Retaliation bill
was resumed and debate continued until ad
journment. After reports of committees and the
clearing away of routin- business the Senate
on the Cth resumed consideration of the Chinese
Exclusion bill and after a long debate the vote !
was again unanimous for its passage 37 yeas:
nays, none. Xo quorum appearing a call of the
Senate resulted in showing just a quorum (3U
Senators) present. The bill then went over a
day. Adjourned In the House a personal
tilt over a small ma'ter took place between
Messrs. Brutnm and Scott, with no serious re
sult, and then the Retaliation bill was discussed
In the Senate on the 7th the Chinese Ex
clusion bill was taken up and during the dis
cussion a message was received from the Pres
ident containing two telegrams from the Amer
ican Minister, as the only official information
at hand regarding the reported rejection of the
treaty, which conveyed the informatio that the
treaty had been postponed for further con
sideration. After further debate a motion to
reter the Chinese bill was rejected and then
the bill passed by a vote of 37 yeas to 3 navs.
Amotion io reconsider occasioned another de
bate but no quorum voting the matter was left
undecided and the Senate adjourned untill
Monday The House resumed consideration
of the Retaliation bill and debate continued un
til recess. At the evening session thirty-two
private pension bills passed,
TEItSOXAI. AND POLITICAL.
Returns from 105 towns of Vermont
Kive Dillingham, Republican, 25,375;
Schurtleff, Democrat, 9.S10; Steele, Pro
hibition, 015; scattering, 8. The same
towns in 1SS4 gave Pangree, Republican,
"22,100; Redington, Democrat, 9,499; Stone,
Prohibition, and scattering, 472. The gains
over tho vote of 1S84 are: Republlcan.3,209;
Democratic, 350; Prohibition, 151; net Re
publican gain over Democratic vote, 2,859,
over all, 2,708.
The President has nominated Charles E.
Boyle, of Pennsylvania, to be Chief Jus
tice of the Supremo Court of the Territory
Judge Luzeon B. Morris, of New
Haven, has been nominated for Governor
by the Connecticut Democrats.
The Democrats of the First Iowadistrict
have nominated John J. Senrley, of Blooni
ington, for Congress.
The House Committee on Appropriations
has adopted a resolution expressing regret
at the absence of Chairman Randall
The Department of, State has received
from General Denby, United States Minis
ter to Chinn, in response to an inquiry
from Washington, a telegram to the effect
that he has no positive information in re
gard to the action of the Chinese authori
ties respecting the treaty.
Massachusetts Democrats have nomi
nated W. E. Russell, of Cambridge, for
Wisconsin Democrats have nominated
James Morgan, of Milwaukee, for Gov
ernor. Judge Thurman was prevented from
addressing a meeting at Madison Square
Garden, New York, on the night of the Cth
by an attack of cholera morbus, which his
son said was not serious.
It was hoped in Shanghai that the im
migration treaty with America would be
ratified in a moderate form. The discus
sion of the question caused great excite
ment, and there were several riotous
demonstrations. A mob incensed at the
American Minister's action, attacked the
American official residence at Canton.
C. T. Anderson and T. R. Stockdale
have been renominated for Congress by
tho Democrats of the Fifth and Sixth Mis
sissippi districts respectively.
John Lester Wallack, the well known
theatrical man of Now York, died of
apoplexy at Stamford, Conn., on the
morning of the 6 th, aged sixty-eight
The Republicans in tho Tenth Virginia
district have renominated Jacob Yost for
M. Lombardos, Grecian Minister of the
Interior, died in Athens recently.
The German Catholic congress has
adopted resolutions in favor of the tem
poral power of the Pope.
The President has approved the Naval
Returns from all but nine counties of
Arkansas give the Democratic State ticket
a majority of $1G,500. The other counties
will not materially change this vote. Both
houses of the Legislature are Democratic.
The President on the 7th vetoed eight
private pension bills, principally upon the
ground that the death or disability of the
soldier was not connected with his milita
A shortage of $20,000 or more has been
found in the accounts of Secretary List, of
the Duckworth Building Association of
Cincinnati. He attempted suicide.
The New York Tribune says that the
Western Union earned $300,000 more last
August than in the same month last year.
The Centennial Exposition of Columbus,
O., opened on the 4th.
The monks of & prominent monastery
have been expelled from Spain for plotting
in favor of Don Carlos.
English capitalists have joined the
great Austro-Hungarian maize ring, and
the price has taken another big rise.
Fire in Cattaraugus, N. Yn recently de
stroyed thirteen buildings and their con
tents, causing $50,000 loss.
The rate on packing house products be
tween Kansas City and Chicago was re
duced on the 5th from 18 cents a hundred
to 12 cents a hundred or one cent less than
the rate on dressed beef.
Brakeman Cummings accidentally ran
against Brakeman Christie on a freight
train while it vas passing over Pomquel
bridge, near Halifax, N. S., the other dav
and both fell off ana were tilled.
Several vessels were sunk, two sail
ors drowned and much damage don in
Havana recently by a cyclone.
Fire in Baker City, Ore., has destroyed
an entire business block, causing 260,000
The striking coal miners about Canton,
O., have returned to work at the owners'
terms after a four months' nght
J. P. Bennett, a leading coffee and tea
dealer of New York City, has assigned
with over 150,000 liabilities.
The Colorado Railway Association is
discussing the prsspect of low rates from
New York to Colorado to meet the compe
tition of the Ocean and Denver and Fort
The telegraph operators of the Lake
Shore & Michigan Southern Railway Com
pany have been ordered to leave the order
of railway telegraphers or their positions.
Eight men were terribly injured, some
fatally, by tho explosion of the boiler of a
threshing machine at Elleadale, Dak., re
cently. A railroad wreck near Dijon, France,
on the 5th resulted in twelve porsons being
killed and thirteen seriously injured.
The spinners in tho Narragansett mills,
Fall River, Mass., have struck because
compelled to work overtime to make up for
Judge Net, of "Waterloo, under the Iowa
Prohibitory law, decides that a man can
not lawfully manufacture cider for use in
his own family, and instructs tho grand
jury to iudict if they find that such a thing
has been done.
Bt the explosion of a steam thresher near
Seymour, Ind., the other day, one man was
killed aud three fatally injured.
ALMOSTthe entire business portion of the
village of Jennings, La., has been de
stroyed by fire, causing .50,000 loss.
Frost, which did much damage to crops,
was reported in Nfcw England on the 5th.
The spinners in the cotton mills at Bol
ton, England have struck against a new
system of weighing cotton.
Mayor Hewitt, of New York City, has
issued an appeal for aid for the yellow
fever sufferers at Jacksonville, Fla.
At Milbrook, Ark., election day, it is
claimed, the negroes attempted to steal
the ballot box, and finding the whites on
guard gave tliem a volley and fled. Tho
lire was returned by the whites, but with
out effect. The wounded men were John
McMaith, shot in temple; J. B. Kinton,
James Jones, Robert Rugsdale, J. M. Mas
sey, George Williams and B. F. Hood.
The forthcoming report of the Postmaster-General
will show that the number
of Presidential post-offices July 1, lSSS,was
2,302 an increase during the j-earoflG0; to
tal amount of salaries paid to Presidential
postmasters, $4,202,800 an increase under
the act of March 3, 1S83, of 322,500, or 8
per cent. ; total gross receipts from Presi
dential post-offices for the year, ;j38,49S
983, an increase of 3,822,820, or 9 per cent.
An attempt to rob the grave of murderer
Maxwell at St. Louis was recently frus
trated by a private watchman.
Longshoremen on strike at Fernandina,
Fla., became riotous recently and fifty of
them were arrested.
Intelligence has been received that
the Hatfields, of Logan County, who were
charged with the murder of old man Mc
Coy and his family near Pikeville, Ky.,
havo had their trial at Jackson and been
N. H. R. Dawson, Commissioner of Edu
cation, in his annual report, says that
more than twelve millions of children at
tended the public schools some part of tho
last fiscal year, and of these nearly 0,000,
000 were in average daily attendance. In
both respects tho Southern States, once so
backward, have made greater progress
than other pails of the country.
TnREE persons were killed at Matanzas,
Cuba, by the recent cyclone.
Business failures (Dun's report) num
bered 234 for the seven days ended Sep
The French Government has ordered an
investigation of tho report that dhows
carrying the Fronch flag aro engaged in
the slave trade in Madagascar.
The National Marino Underwriters' As
sociation has decided not to refuse to in
sure cotton when woll covered, even if
jute bagging be not used.
John C. Graves, ex-countv treasurer of
Corydon, Ind., has been found to bo 14,lXu
short in his accounts.
The new iron railway bridge at Grand
View, W. Va., has been carried away by
a flood, causing 30,000 loss.
Charles Vogt & Co., importers of china
ajid fancy articles, New York City, have
failed, with 100,000 liabilities and 8u,000
Br a collision between an engine and a
freight train near Louisville, Ky., the
other day several cars wore wrecked and
an unknown tramp was killed.
The Ameer of Afghanistan defeated the
last rising in the northern part of his do
minion. A Franco-Russian company has been
formed to unite the Black Sea and the Cas
pian Sea. Forty million roubles will be re
quired. By a disastrous fire which broke ont in
Day, Huber & Co.'s sank and door factory,
San , Francisco, on the afternoon of the
9th, much valuable property was de
stroyed, the loss being estimated at 1,
250,000. Clearing house returns for the week
ended September 8 showed an average in
crease of 0.7 compared with the corre
sponding week of last year. In New York
there was a decrease of 4.3.
Five hundred strikers and fifty women
at Alsace, near Limoges, France, started
to hold a meeting on the 9th. Finding the
way to the meeting place blocked with in
fantry with fixed bayonets, the women
rushed forward, telling the men to follow.
Six wero wounded, but tho infantry fell
away. The victorious strikers then held
A Gloucester, Mass., fishing schooner
brings intelligence of a great disaster to
the French fishing fleet off the south coast
of Iceland, which occurred in a storm last
April. One hundred and thirty-seven lives
TnE Senate was not in session on the Sth.
Tho House passed the Retalialtion bill, the
vote being 174 to 4.
The President's letter of acceptance of
the Democratic nomination was published
on the 10th.
Judge Greer, of Memphis, Tenn., has
declined the nomination of the American
party for the Vice-Presidency.
John Robinson's circus train was
wrecked at the Waynesville water tank on
the Little Miami railroad, shortly after
leaving Xenia, O., on the morning of the
9th. Five men were killed and seventeen
more orless injured, the damage amount
ing to 40,000.
News is received of a terrible fight be
tween a body of pilgrims and a number of
servants of the grand cherif of Mecca, in
which several of the combatants were
killed and many wounded. The fight
arose from the discovery that the cherif
was pursuing a system of defrauding
The British Government has sent gold
medals to Captain Hayward, First Mate
Harland and four sailors of the American
steamer Maripesa for rescuing British sail
ors who had been wrecked.
Forty-nine new cases of yellow fever
and seven deaths were reported at Jack
sonville, Fla., on the 9th.
A private letter from Rev. W. J. Cleve
land, of the Sioux Commission, says:
"There is little or no prospect of success as
things are going now. We ha" so far
twenty-five at Standing Rock and HI af
Crow Creek, and are just opening fire at
Lower Brule with hopes of securing at
least half the voters."
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
Application was recently madeto Judge
Abbott at Garden City for an order re
straining the treasurer of Stevens County
from selling advertised real estate of
Grant County for taxes. The order was
granted aud Judge Abbott set the ca-e for
hearing October 2. The grounds are that
Stevens County has no right to collect the
taxes of Grant County, which was organ
ized by the Legislature in lbS7 and at
tached to Stevens County for judicial pur
poses. John Schaffer, president of the Jewell
County Bank, is missing, and the bank has
been closed by the sheriff and all of his
property attached. It is charged that he
uttered a large amount of forged paper.
The other day Deputy United States
Marshal Dan Wyat arrived in Topeka hav
ing in custody a very slick mulatto named
W. H. Wilson, whom he had arrested at
Wichita upon the charge of using the
United States mails to defraud, also upou
the charge of forgery. Wilson claimed to
be from Crittenden County, Ark., where
he had been persecuted by the whites.
Upon reaching Kansas he seems to have
decided to get even by robbing his own
race. His plan was to visit colored people,
find out where their relations resided aud
then personating them, write stories of dis
tress and want and ask for a remittance to
tide over the present trouble. A number of
unsuspicious mothers and relatives fell
into his trap and Wilson fell into the
clutches of Uncle Sam.
Frank Richards nineteen years old, and
Rosa Hauseman, sixteen years old, of
Leavenworth, recently wentto Platte City,
Mo., under the pretext of visiting the fair,
but really to get married. When they re
turned and explained matters they were
summarily bounced from the home of the
William Good and Sarah Lidele wero
recently clandestinely married at Leaven
worth, and Good attempted to take his wif3
to her father's homo to effect a reconcilia
tion. The father, misconstruing the
motive, seized a revolver, and, after chas
ing Good two or three blocks, shot him.
The ball entered Good's shoulder, ranged
slightly downward, and passed out in
front, just below the arm-pit. The father
was locked up.
Hon. W. M. Shean, Stato Senator from
Johnson County, died at his home in Gard
ner on the 2d, aged seventy years.
A. Hurst, a wealthy citizen and promi
ment stock man of Holton. was killed the
other norning by his stallion. He went to
the stable and was found by his wife an
hour later under the horse's heels, literally
stamped to death. He was about seventy
years of age.
An unknown man committed suicide in
a hotel at St. George the other day by
shooting himself in the head.
There were four divorce suits filed and
three marriage licenses granted in Topeka
one day recently.
Indiana veterans now residing in Kan
sas will hold their fifth reunion at Cninp
Anderson, near Topeka, October 1 to G in
clusive. The Iowa soldiers now residing in Kan
sas will hold a reunion during the State
reunion at Topeka, October 1 to 0 inclusive.
An Iowa headquarters will be established
and properly advertised on the grounds,
and every Iowa soldier will be expected to
Hon. J. W. Orr, a prominent attorney of
Atchison, has boeu nominated to Congress
by the Democrats of the Fifth district.
While two men were recently driving a
cow to slaughter at Emporia, she became
desperate and pitched at every one who
came near her. She tossed a colored man
over a fence and knocked an old Gei m va
down and severely if not fata ly injured
Levant is thommof apot-ofilce lately
estib'ish.'d in Tltoma-? Con ity.
The nameof til p Ht-oJw at Rue V il.".
Clay County, has bounoha igod to Broag.i
ton. An unknown laborer was fcM'c I the o'hr
day at WyandotiO b t la oiviuj m of a
bank on which h was working.
It is estimated ths the uverage yield of
wheat in ICa'i .u w1 be eighteen to
twenty bu;hi,l per acre. The quality is
generally g nl.
TnE oth-.;r norning fire s'arted in the old
Barnard Hotel, a fra jie building on South
Wa.-diinytjii avenue, at We lington, and
totally do Proved it and the iwo brick
bull ling o:i the north. H T. Smith &
Co., ilr.ig:i-t, ar.l th3 Saacs unM.' Dry
Go d C mn any occupied tho s-to.-o rooms.
The marble oocl: oil thci: jer .i Wash
ington and Harvey aveuu s wai damaged
considerably. Tne loss wa-s abjut 42.,U00;
The Loyal Legion, of Kansas, have de
cided to hold their annual meeting at
Topeka during the soldiers' reunion the
first week in October.
The Supreme Court on tho 6th heard
evidence and arguments In the Scott
County mandamus brought by the Eastern
holders of certain Scott County railroad
bounds to compel the county clerk to sign
120,000 funding bonds ordered by the
county commissioners and signed by tho
chairman. The county clerk refused to
sign the bonds on the ground of fraud in
their issuance. The cast was taken under
Pensions granted Kansas veterans on the
0th: Stephen Singleton, of Mirage; David
D. Dever, of Hoisington; Henry W.
George, of Ellsworth; James F. Hanna, of
Sterling; James R. Curge, of Seneca;
Nephi Owen, of Simpson; Ansel W. Sloat,
of Derby; Joseph Messer, of Xenia; Wes
ley Ellsworth, of Eminence; David Hug
gins, of Abilene; Alfred Seelye, of the
National Military Home; Thomas W. C.
Stanley, of Hugoton; Joseph Eichelberger,
of McPherson, aud Marion S. Bancroft, of
Arthur Dodge, of Reserve, eight miles
north of Hiawatha, recently beat his wife
until she was unconscious, and then fled.
The couple were married about four years
Arthur, the three-year-old son of A.
G. Talbot, a prominent business man of
Wyandotte, recently fell down the stair
way of the family residence in that city
and received injuries that resulted in death
the following day.
The report of the Secretary of the State
Board of Agriculture places Wyandotte
County at the head of the list in the yield
of corn the present season, the average
being 53lt bushels to the acre.
The mosquito crop is good.
The convention of Democratic clubs as
sembled at Lawrence on the 3d. T. J.
Sweeny, chairman of the executive com
mittee, called the meeting to order and
made a short address in which he stated
that 119 clubs had been organized in the
State. The following officers were elect
ed: President, Ed Murphy, of Leaven
worth; secretary, L. A. Stebbins, of Law
rence; treasurer, J. R. Packard, of Wyan
dotte; vice-presidents, James Orr, of
Atchison; Ed Danfels, of Wyandotte; A.
E. Moll, of Pittsburg; W. E. Timmons, of
Cottonwood Falls; "W. S. Glass, of Marys
ville; Dr. J. Millie, of Beloit; Luclen Earl,
The Republicans of Kiowa County lately
expressed to General Harrison a water
melon weighing ninety-two pounds.
A colored man was recently buried by
the caving in of a sewer at Topeka. It
was thirty-five minutes before he was dug
out but he was found to be uninjured.
The recent arrest of several suspicious
characters at Kansas City and the confes
sion of one of them leads to the belief that
an organized gang of counterfeiters exists
Jake Tobleb, colored, aged twenty-five
years and his brother Joe, aged twenty
two, have been conviced in the Federal
Court a't Wichita of the murder of Cass
and Goodykuntz, two cattlemen, in the
Indian Territory three years ago.
Henry R. Fsy, of Kansas, has resigned
his position as special agent of the General
fteport of the Secretary of the State Board
of Asrieulture Review of the Condition
of the Corn Crop A Good Showing-.
Topeka, Kan., Sept. 7. Secretary M.
Mohler of the State Board of Agriculture
last evening issued the following impor
tant report oa the condition of the Kansas
For the August report we have asked
our correspondents for information only
in relation to corn. The questions sub
mitted were: First, what proportion of
area planted will be harvested; second,
what is the estimated product per acre of
corn on the acres harvested; third, does
listed corn show any betterresults than that
put in with planter if so, what per cent?
Nearly COO correspondents representing
about every county in the State have re
sponded to the above questions and have
developed the following facts in regard to
this important crop:
First, that of the total area planted to
corn in our State 74 per cent is considered
worth harvesting; that the eastern portion
of the State as far west in the north tier of
counties as Republic County and east of a
line bearing eastward to Chautauqua
County. On the south line of the State
the corn area will nearly all be harvested,
and with the exception of a few counties
will be a full average crop in some coun
ties much above tho average. Wyandotte
is the highest reporting an average yield
of 33 fi bushels per acre, and nearly all the
counties north of the Kansas river
within the prescribed limit report from
40 to 50 bushels per acre. Many counties
south of tho Kansas river also report a
high average down to the second tier of
counties from the south line of the State.
These counties, with the exception of
Chautauqua and Elk, reporta considerable
A belt of territory from Jewell and
Smith Counties uu the north stretching
southward and bearing eastward to the
south line of the Stato, with Ellsworth
County as a center, seums to be the worst
burned district in the State. Ellsworth
County reports only 0 per cent, of the area
planted to corn worfh harvesting, and
the average yield of tho small acreage
only nine bushels per acre. Many of
the counties adjoining Ellsworth are in a
condition not much better. Farther south
and farther north there are belts of terri
tory extending usually east and where the
corn will make a fairly good yield, while
the intervening districts are about a total
failure. West of this great central belt in
which the corn is generally ruined there
aro in nearly all the counties belts of ter
ritory in which there is some good corn,
with large intervening belts in which
there is no corn. Even Hamilton
County, a county bordering on the Colo
rado line in the southwest, has soim
good corn, a sample of which was brought
to this office a few days ago. The
north half of all tho counties in the north
tier and the south half of the second tier
have fairly good corn, while the interven
ing belt over thirty miles in width has but
little. These large districts of territory
on which the corn is practically a failure
brings the average yield ami the aggre
gate corn product of the State considera
bly lower than it was generally supposed
it would be.
The average yield per acre, on the acre
age worth harvesting, is estimated at
twenty-eight bushels. The total area
planted to corn in the spring, as shown by
assessor returns, is 0,970,007 acres. Seventy-four
per cent, of this, or 3,157,7S0
acres, is reported as worth harvesting.
The estimated average yield per acre on
this gives a total corn product for the
Stato of 144,417,840 bushels, which is almost
double the productof lastyear and 15,417,
0X) bushels more than the product of 1S88,
but is less by 40,452,840 bushels than the
productof 1884, which was the largest in
tue history of the State.
While the eastern portion of the State is
in excellent condition agriculturally the
failure of the corn crop in the central and
western counties of the State bears heav
ily on the farmers. Many, however, have
had an excellent crop of wheat aud a fair
crop of oats, and all will have an abun
dance of teed for stock in corn fodder,
millet, sorghum and hay, so that tho sit
uation is an improvement on that of last
Our correspondents give the lister a very
strong indorsement, a few counties report
no difference, and a very few correspond
ents pronounce against it; but tho aggre
gate sentiment of our correspondents say
that this year 20 per cent, more corn was
grown to the acre where corn was listed
than when put in with the planter.
St. Louis, Sept. 7. J. W. Sanborn, sec
retary of the Missouri State Board of Ag
riculture, furnishes the following crop re
port for August: Early August was wet
and later seasonable. Corn suffered from
windstorms in early August over most of
the State and now stands at 90.7 of a full
crop. Oats yield was 31.7 bushels and tho
aggregate for the Stato 40,021,483 bushels.
Chinch bugs are loss reported and have
not been ns injurious as expected. Cattle
is 100. Wheat gives 12.8 bushels on an
average in 1,381,439 acres, or 19,083,858
bushels for the Stats above the average
yield, but below the gross yield for ten
years. The quality is poor. Other fall
crops average high.
THE FINISHING TOUCHES.
The Senate Sub-Committee Nearly
Through "With Its Tariff Kill.
Washington, Sept. C. Tho tariff sub
committee is now putting the finishing
touches on its bill. Tho committee has
given audience to a large number of wit
nesses, and when its roport is presented
1,500 pages of printed testimony will ac
company it. A revised print of the bill
has been made and was laid before the
sub-committee this morning. It shows
side by side the changes proposed by the
Mills bill, those by the Senate bill and tho
duties assessed under the present law. It
shows that the duties on lumber and salt
have net been changed by the sub-corn-mittee;
that sugar is reduced 50 per cent.,
and that tho finer grades of wool ore to
pay a little more duty and that the in
equalities which have arisen in the duties
on woolens have been corrected. There is
also a number of changes of a minor char
acter. It is estimated that the bill will re
duce the revenue lrom 30,000,000 to 40,
000,000 on the customs duties and about
60,000,000 on internal revenue.
Ilallot Doxes Stolen.
Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 6. A big sen
sation has beenicreated by the stealing of
the ballot boxes from tho office of the county
clerk. The safe was blown open to gat them.
The boxes were from Badgett, Big Rock,
Ellis, Gray and Manwell townships. The
burglary was the work of experts. A
special election in the county will be
called in consequence of the theft. The
excitement is running high. Hundreds of
negroes are gathering about the clerk's
office and a riot is imminent. The ballot
box from Old River township, while being
taken to the county seat, was stolen by a
gang of masked men.
Winona, Minn., Sept. 6. Ben V. Samp
son, son of Hon. V. Sampson, the well
known real estate dealer and millionaire,
while driving this morning with a friend
jumped from the carriage, ran to the river
bank, stopped to throw back a note, waded
ont till the water reached his chin, stopped,
drank something, sank into the river and
was seen no more until bis lifeless body
was recovered twenty minutes later. He
was city engineer, but at the last meeting
of the City Council was charged with for
warding money on the city work which
had not been done. It is supposed that
this made him despondent.
An Imposing Parade lterinweA by General
Harrison at Indianapolis.
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 7. The Re
publicans of Indianapolis held a great out
door demonstration last night, the imme
diate occasion being the return of General
Harrison from his vacation, the arrival of
General Alvin P. Hovey, the Republican
candidate for Governor, and the active in
auguration of the Gubernatorial campaign.
Numerous buildings along the line of
march were testefullr decorated with flags
and bunting, while thousands of litho
graphs of the Republican candidates were
conspiouously displayed on buildings and
in the shop windows. It is estimated that
fully 60,000 people witnessed the parade.
It was 8:45 when the big column, headed
by Grand Marshal George H. Spahr and a
brilliant,statf reached the reviewing stand,
and as General Harrison and Governor
Porter rose with General Hovey between
them and Mrs. Harrison on their right, a
great shout went up from the multitude,
which was carried down the street. The
First regiment cavalry, 400 strong, led the
procession, which was subdivided into five
divisions. Following the cavalry came
1,200 veterans, led by Lieutenant-Colonel
Branham. Among the veterans were 150
members of the Seventieth Indiana, Gen
eral Harrison's old regiment. As these
old comrades passed the stand the great
est enthusiasm prevailed,, the cheers were
deafening, while hundreds of sky-rockets
and roman candles hissed through the air,
enveloping the reviewing stand in clouds
Three hundred colored veterans fol
lowed; then came the veteran battery, the
Porter Columbian Club carrying large iron
hammers. Following these came the Co
lumbia Club, 1,000 strong, comprising the
prominent young Republicans of Indian
apolis. They wore white Derby hats,
white vests and black suits. As they
passed the stand with their roman candles
and redlight the scene was most brilliant,
flanked as they were on either side by an
endless column of moving torches. A
feature of this division was the flambeau
club of 100 members, with blue flambeau
helmets and red jackets. The railroad men,
however, ecliped all the other organ
izations in the brilliancy of their
display. At tho head of their divi
sion came a mammoth locomotive drawn
by four horses. The illusion was ex
eedingly realistic, with brilliant head
light, ringing bell, and the tender filled
with coal. Within the cab stood the en
gineer and fireman, while from tho smoke
stack emitted white clouds surroundinj
the buildings. Tba engine bore the num
ber 514, being the number of votes cast for
General Harrison on the nominating bal
lot at Chicago, with the letters H. and M.
R. R. Club on the tender.
Following this display came 1,280 railroad
employes carrying red, white and blue
lanterns attached to poles and marching
four abreast. As they passed the stand
there was a renewal of the veterans'
demonstration. Among the other note
worthy displays was that of 800 members
of the Haughville Club in uniforms of
white caps, white and red coats, all carry
ing torches. Also the Traveling Men's
Club, between 700 and 800, carrying
Federal parasols and shooting roman can
dles. In addition to these organizations
there were thirty-two ward clubs in line,
numbering from 100 to S00 members each.
There were fifty-three political organiza
tions and clubs participating in the demon
stration. The column was fifty minutes in
passing the reviewing stand, and it is var
iously estimated that from 8,000 to 10,000
men were in line.
The column marched down Market street
to Tomlinson's Hall, where it broke ranks.
As many as could enter the great hall,
about 6,000, remained to participate in the
mass meeting. General Hovey and ex
Governor Porter addressed the audience
briefly, discussing the issues of the cam
paign. THE DEATH ROLL.
Alarming Progress of Yellow Fever at
.THck.souvillo Unscrupulous l'olitichino.
Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 8. Reports
heretofore without confirmation that yel
low fever was raging at McCleuny on the
Florida Railway & Navigation 'Jompany's
road, thirty mile west of the city, were
confirmed yesterday. About twenty-five
cases have beon reported from there as
dengue fever, but there have been three or
four deaths, it is claimed, from malarial
fever. McClenny is a town of 230 or 400
persons and the county seat of Baker
County. Montgomery, Ala., has quaran
tined against it.
The committee on depopulation com
pleted tho census of the city yesterday
and reported the total population remain
ing at 13,577 whites, 3,945; colored, 9,812;
unwilling to leave, 10,373, mostly colored
people: with means of self-support, 3,303;
without means, 8.495; refusing to answer
as to means, 1,390. It is expected that two
or throe thousand will leave in ten or
twelve days. The complete depopulation
of the city is impossible, and those with
out means can hardly be provided for in
the refugees' camps under a month or six
weeks, during which tune it is feared the
epidemic will have done its work and hun
dreds of lives bo sacrificed. The negroes
are loth to leave, being told by politicians
that they will lose their votes by a change
Seventy-seven new cases were reported
to the Board of Trade yesterday for the
twenty-four hour ended at six p. m. There
were eight deaths from yellow fever dur
ing the same period. Among the prostra
tions by fever are Hon. H. A. Lengle,
cashier of tho Stato Bank of Florida and
chairman of the committee of sanitation
of the the citizens' association, who had
worked indefattgably since the outbreak
of the fever. The roll of deaths is as fol
lows: Dr. Cone Williams, a prominent
druggist; M. A. Brotherton, cleric for
Kohn, Furcfaott &Co.; Mrs. Herrick, the
third of her family ;Mrs.Daveuport, colored,
A.C. Oswald, M.C.Cliggott and Mrs. Wash
ington, colored The total number of cases
to date is 511; total deaths, 60. Dr. C.
Walton, a druggist, died from what was
reported as bilious remittent fever, and
Miss Nellie Rogers, manager of the Singer
Sewing Machine Company, died after the
official list had closed. The infant child
of Mrs. Wolf died yesterday, but, it Is
said, not from yellow fever, though the
whole family the mother and eight chil
dren have the disease, and one daughter
Judge Thurinau Kecovered.
New York, Sept. 8. Judge Thurman
awoke shortly after ten o'clock yesterday
morning much refreshed after enjoying
nearly thirteen hours of almost unbroken
sleep. His physician said he was much
better and would suffer no ill
effects from his slight illness. Judge
Thurman is all right, and his only regret
is that he was unable to speak Thursday
night. He expressed himself as feeling
well, except for a little weakness. Much
anxiety bad been felt throughout the coun
try regarding his condition, and he is very
grateful to the people for their interest in
him, and wishes it to be explained to them
that there is nothing in his condition to
A Fit of Jealousy.
Newport, R. L, Sept. 7. Anthony
Maher, a carpenter who works principally
for summer residents, in a fit of jealousy
this morning fired six shots, three at himi
self and as many at bis wife. Four took
effect, two La each. The wife and hus
band, who have four children, are alive,
bat in a critical condition. Both are shot
in tbe head.
The Hatfields Acquitted.
Louisvtjjle, Ky., Sept. 8. Intelligence
has been received that the Hatfields, of.
Logan County, who were charged with th
murder of old man McCoy and his family
near Pikeville, Ky., hare had their Vial t
Jackson and bees acquitted.
Dun's Weekly Keview Tho Situatlo
Healthy and a Marked Improvement.
New York, Sept. S. R. G. Dun & Co.'
weekly review of trade says: Wool and
iron industries respond at last, though
with some hesitation yet, to the stimulus;
offered by good crop prospects. The in
creased demand for wool is shown in the'
higher price for nearly all grades. Coates'
circular for September 1 reports consider
able speculative feeling and the average
of 1CS quotations is now 22.7 cents against
21.7 August 1. There has been a distinct
improvement in the purchasing by manu
facturers and in dress and knit goods niore
activity. Tho demand for cotton goods is
at present comparatively light and.
irregular. In the iron trade also an im
proving demand is felt in all directions
excepting in the market for steel rails
Pig Iron is firmer and though some South
em iron is still offered below current quo
tations, and four new Southern furnaces
are to begin work this month, the tone is
firmer. At Pittsburgh, advances of 25 to50"
cents per ton are reported. Bar and other
finished iron is stronger there and at Phil
adelphia and some speculative disposition
in the pig iron markets is noticed. Cleve
land also reports an improved demand for
ore and better prices. The deliveries of
steel rails for eight months of this year
have been ouly 710,502 tons, against 1,045,
018 last year.
The speculative markets are higher
wheat nearly one cent, with sales of 34,
000,000 bushels and corn about a cent, in
spite of excellent reports as to tho probable
yield. Cotton has risen nearly half a cent,
though the best receut reports from Texas
as to the yield are confirmed. The coffee
market is half a cent higher, with a better
demand. Oil is IX cents stronger and '
foreign hides half a ceut higher. Sugar
had advanced a sixteenth and lard nearly
half a cent, though other pork products are
steady and hogs 10 cents per 100 pounds
lower. The stock market has shared the
upward tendency, showing an advance of
ubout half a dollar per share since a week
ago. The gross earnings of railroads con
tinue encouraging. The wars of rates
do not cease and the demoralization is
such that the trunk line pool and the Cen
tral Traffic Association havo practically
ceased operations. "Weakness and selling
in important Western stocks continue, but
the marked improvement in the coal trade
helps many stocks. The situation does
not stimulate the demand for securities
offered by projectors of new roads, nor do
returns of foreign trade promise the im
ports of gold which are usually expected
iu the fall. Exports from New York fall
1,200,000 behind last year's for the last
week reported and 14 per cent, behind for
the past five weeks.
The accounts from interior cities contin
ue decidedly favorable. As to collections
also, while some complaint appears, the
general tenor of reports is more favorable.
The increased demand for money has
caused some closeness in the market at
Baltimore, Cleveland and Nashville, but
at most points the supply is ample. The
treasury has taken in during the week
2,000,000 more than it has paid out, but
the payments for 16,000,000 bonds pur
chased have not yet been reported. The
business failures number 221, as compared
with 226 for last week and 214 the week
previous to the last. For the correspond
ing week of last year the figures were 174,
and 22 for the Dominion of Canadn.
The State Department Doubtful Regarding
tho Kxpcdiency of the Chinese Kxcluslon
Washington, Sept. 7. While not ex
pressing themselves very loudly, there if
some doubt expressed by State Depart
ment officials concerning the propriety of
Congress pushing to its passage a bill such
as that now before the Senate, the Scott
Chinese exclusion measure, before this
Government has received official informa
tion of the rejection of the treaty by the
"It will be particularly awkward for
us," said one of them to a reporter this
morning, "if we should learn that the
treaty has not been rejected after all.
There has been nothing official heard, you
know, and even Minister Denby says that
he has no positive information to the
effect that tho treaty has been re
jected. All that has been re
ceived is an unofficial, unauthori
tative dispatch from Loudon, and it is a
very slight thread on which to hang such
radical legislation as that of tho Scott bill.
I can see why it may be forced to its pas
sage, for, in view of coming events, neith
er political party wants to object to such
an act, thereby jeopardizing some hopo ol
success. China would have good cause tc
complain if the report of the rejection ol
the treaty should prove false and tho bill
should become a law, notwithstanding the
fact that it might bo argued that the bill
was an entirely domestic matter. It doet
not seem exactly courteous to be in such
A Fatal Quarrel.
Stuart, Neb., Sept. 8,-rfast winter Dick
Roach had charge of a farm belonging
to Andrew Lowe, near Long Pine, on
which there were some cattle, and during
the great blizzard of January 12 several
of them porished. Lowe claimed com
pensation, and when Roach left re
tained a mower belonging to him
Roach went to Lowe's farm last night
and took the machine to the farm of a man
named Philbrick, where he was working.
This morning Lowe went to Philbrick'
farm with his son and attempted to take
the mower back. Roach protested and
drew his revolver on young Lowe, who
was rushing at bim with an axe, when the
elder Lowe, stepping up behind his son
with a pistol, fired. Roach returned the
fire without effect, and fell mortally
wounded. Both the Lowes are in jail.
Harriet Iteeeher Stowe.
New York, Sept. 8. The Tribune says:
"Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe is dying.
Some months ago she came to live at the
home of Rev. Charles Edward Stowe, at
North Haven, near Sag Harbor, L. L
About eight days ago congestion of the
brain set in arid last night Mrs. Stowe lay
in a partially unconscious condition. There
is no hope of hor recovery. Yesterday
the members of the family were called tc
the sick woman's bedside. Mrs. Stowe is
now seventy-seven years old."
The Prohibition Issue In Arkangaa.
St. Louis, Sept. 7. J. L. Palmer, chair
man of the Arkansas Prohibition State
Executive Committee, claims that forty
counties of Arkansas have gone against
license, and says that whisky had a great
deal to do with the raid on ballot boxes at
the State capital. The returns carried,
away were from precincts which gave
large Prohibition majorities.
Bridge Swept Away.
Charleston, Vf. Va., Sept. 7. A flood,
in the New River yesterday carried away
the new iron bridge of the Chesapeake &
Ohio railroad at Grand View, involving a.
los3 of $50,000.
Misuolng a Flag.
London, Sept. 7. A dispatch from Zan
zibar says that a dhow flying the French
flag and carrying French papers has
landed eighty slaves at the island of Pern
bra In the presence of boats from the Brit
ish man-of-war Griflin. It is reported.
that a regular slave traffic is carried on.
between Pembra and Madagascar by
dhows with which, In view of the fact that
they carry the French flag, British cruisers
are powerless to interfere,
Azxbdzen, D. T., Sept. 7. Reports from
points west of here state that prairie fires
are doing great damage. A large number
of farmers lost their antire ercps and f araa