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8EFLOT POBLISHIN& COMPANY,
A. -H. CpLQtaxr las "been Te-electea'
United States Senator Irom Georgia.
Mr. Grady refused to -run.
Atj. admirers of Bobert Louis Ste
venson will be glad to hear that he is
in capital .health and spirits.
Br the will of Signor Ingomi, the
prominent Roman advocate, lately de
ceased, .the Pope inherits 1,000,000
The United States steamship Juniata
"has to go into docks at Singapore to
repair damages sustained in the recent
The Italian and Austrian press com
ments favorably upon the promises of
peace made by Emperor William in
the Reichstag recently.
The joint caucus of Democratic
members of the Alabama Legislature
has agreed to support United States
Senator .Morgan for re-election.
A -coifSPUiAcr has been discovered
at Medofina, Java. Forty-two of the
ringleaders were arrested, and eleven
who refused to surrender were shot
The British cruiser Hyacinth has
taken possession of the Cook Islands
in the name of the British Govern
ment. The natives were reported re
joicing. It is stated that an American has
submitted to the French Government
a contrivance by which dynamite shells
can be fired from ordinary guns, ex
ploding at the target.
CAiTAixADOLrn Jaeger of the steam
ship Main has made one hundred round
Atlantic voyages in the service "of the
North German Lloyd Company a
total of about 700,000 miles.
TnE Tagcblatt says it learns that the
Italian railway system is undergoing
a radical reform in accordance with
the plans of the German Government
to facilitate the mobilization of troops.
M. Louis Corraud, a Frenchman
from Lyons who died the other day in
Florence, where he has resided many
years, left his rich collection of ivories
and enamels to the latter city. It is
-valued at some $600,000.
Work on the branch of the Mexican
Central railroad from Tampico to San
Luis Potosi is being pushed day and
night, and the strike is ended on the
road from Columa to Guadalajara.
The Central railway is laying steel
rails along the whole line.
Mrs. Thursiak is reported to be over
joyed at the result of the election. She
dislikes the frippery of official life in
Washington and rejoices that she will
not be obliged to exchange her peace
ful home in Columbus for the bustle
and tumult of the capital of the Na
tion. A rebellion was reported in the
island of Formosa. The Chinese set
tlers, aided by the natives, took
possession of the large walled town of
Ching Hoa, where they received re
cruits, and then proceeded to another
large town, Hagi, which they also oc
cupied. The annual report of the Railroad
Commission of South Carolina shows
an increase in the mileage of the rail
roads of South Carolina of nine per
cent, during the past year and the re
markable increase of thirty-eight per
per cent, in their net earnings, the
year having been an exceedingly pros
At a meeting of Havana merchants
recently, a committee was appointed
for the purpose of making every effort
to effect the repeal of the recent de
cree imposing a consumption tax on all
eatables, drinkables and fuel. The
whole Cuban press has protested
against the measure and the clamor
against it has been so great that the
mayor has resigned his position.
While the President-elect was read
ing his mail the other afternoon he
came across a blank circular sent out
"by a Philadelphia newspaper offering
a prize of fifty dollars to the person
who would fill in the correct names of
General Harrison's Cabinet. As he
read the, circular it seemed to suggest
an idea, for he remarked: "I think I
could win that prize, but I won't try
Dr. BAUMAiaf, an Austrian traveler
in Africa, gives a detailed account of
the captivity and hardships of himself
and a companion, Dr. Mayer, owing to
the treachery of an Arab, who, he
says, also organized the rising against
the Germans in East Africa. Dr. Bau
manu mentions a rumor of a rising
near the central lakes, which would
account for the absence of news from
Three acres of the earth over Min
eral Spring collery, at Miners' Mills,
liear Wilkesbarre, Pa., caved in re
cently. When the earth went down it
carried with it the main pipe of the
Wilkesbarre Water Company, which
conveyed water from the reservoir to
the city. The water from the reser
voir then poured into the mine, flood
. Ing it in a short time. The miners
The action of the policemen in re
fusing to obey an order to remove ob
structions from the tracks during the
recent street car strike riot at Brook
lyn, N. Y., has caused a sensation in
police circles and attracts the attention
of the public generally. The men were
reported to the commissioners of
police. Their defense was that they
were hired as policemen, not to do
manual labor, and that they refer to
an old order issued during a similar
strike in 1886, directing the force not
to do any work for the railroad com
pany, but merely to preserve the
KEWS OF THE
CRsaned by Telegraph and M&1L
CTCRSOXAI. XXD JOLmCAL.
"Efforts to unite the federal and pro
gressive Republicans of Spain have .failed.
Thekt was a report in "Washington on
the 20th that Colonel liamont would be ap
pointed. Judge' Advocate-General to suc--ceedSwaim.
Lamont denied the rumor.
It is -said a successor to Lord Sackville
will be appointed by the British .Govern
ment before .the President goes out of
Ofitciax, returns from the late elections
in Ohio show a total vote of 841,941.
.Ryan's plurality for Secretary of State
was 21,933. The total Labor vote was
3,452 and the Prohibition vote 19,420.
The duel between 1L Andrieux and 1L
3uyot, resulting irom the charge made by
the latter in La Lanterne, of Paris, was
fought on the 20th. Swords were used
and M. Andrieux received a slight wound
in the chest.
Sewatob Vest's committee investigating
the beef business opened proceedings at
St. Louis on tbeSOth.
The elections at Belgrade, Servia, re
sulted in a serious riot. The troops were
called out to restore order, and a collision
occurred between the soldiers and the peo
ple. Many persons were injured.
The National Executive Committee of
the Anti-Saloon Eepublicans has ap
pointed a sub-committee, among whom is
Albert Griffin, of Kansas.
The President-elect has tendered E. W.
Halford. managing editor of the Indianap
olis Journal, the position of private secre
tary. Mr. Halford is forty-five years 06
age and came from England when a child
with his parents, who settled in Cincin
nati. Edward Harbixqtox, who abused the
Parnell Commission in his paper, the
Kerry Sentinel, was fined 500 for con
tempt of court. He refused to apologize.
Dion Boucicault. the veteran actor,
was reported dangerously sick at New
York on the 21st
Judge Rccker on the 21st sent a letter
to Senator Blackburn, of Kentucky, to
fight a duel. The quarrel grew out of
some statements made by Rucker with
reference to the late election, for which
Blackburn said he would like to kick him.
George S. Knight, the actor, was re
ported suffering from brain trouble at
Vert Rev. Maurice A. "Walsh, LL. D.,
pastor of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church
and Vicar-General of the Archdiocese of
Philadelphia, died on the 22d.
Congressman "Woodburn, of Nevada,
was robbed while asleep in his hotel at
"Washington recently. A colored boy was
arrested and $140 of the money recovered.
A call has been issued for a Con
stitutional convention to be held at James
town, December 5, to further the early ad
mission of the Dakotas into the Union.
Rev. Arthur Brooks, Episcopal cler
gyman of New York, created somewhat of
a sensation in the Church Congress re
cently by vigorously denouncing the sec
tarian idea advanced in the government
of colleges. He thought the broader they
were and the more daring men they
turned out the better. He believed in
Episcopacy, but not in running colleges.
His remarks were received with consider
It was rumored in Boulangist circles on
the 22d that the French Government in
tended to expel General Boulanger on a
charge of conspiring to overthrow the ex
Ex-President Hates addressed an im
mense audience at Farwell Hall, Chicago,
on the night of the 22d on "Prison Re
form." General John M. Palmer, late Demo
cratic candidate'for Governor of Illinois,
has withdrawn from membership in the
G. A. R. He was actuated by a belief
that the organization had been used po
litically to defeat him.
An official canvass of the vote of Michi
gan gives Harrison a plurality of. 22,966.
The total number of votes cast, 475,260, an
increase of 72.0S6 over four years ago.' di
vided as follows: Harrison, 236,370;
Cleveland, 213,404; Fisk, 20,942; Streeter,
Brigadier-General Nelson A Miles
assumed command of the division of the
Pacific on the 23d, vice General O. O.
The Electoral vote in New York State
was as follows, the highest and lowest
number of votes received by any elector
being given: Electoral Republican, 650,
337; Democratic, 635,965; Prohibition, 30,
281; Socialist, 2,063; Union Labor, 625;
United Labor (Electors at Large), 2,666.
The family of "William Morgan, a white
farmer, were poisoned at Summerfield,
Ala., recently, some of them probably fa
tally. They ate food for dinner prepared
by a negro servant, and immediately all
fell ill. The negro was arrested.
Pilot Evans and his boat's crew of
four men were drowned off Nassau in the
The Harrison accommodation on the Big
Four road left the track by reason of
spreading rails about two miles from Har
rison, Ind., on the 20th. Many of the pas
sengers were seriously injured, one or two
Fifty women converts to Mormonism
were shipped from Birmingham, Ala., for
Salt Lake City under escort of two elders.
It was reported that nearly 500 simi
larly deluded women from East Tennes
see and North Georgia will go the same
way in a week or two, starting from Chat
tanooga. The Knights of Labor had a hot session
at Indianapolis, Ind., on the 21st. The
opposition to Powderly was more pro
nounced and stronger than suspected.
The annual meeting of the National
Cattle Growers commenced at Chicago on
O. F. Adams, city treasurer of Macon,
Ga., is reported as being about $20,000
short in his accounts. He has been sus
pended from office.
"William Devlin, who jumped from the
fourth story of the steam gauge and lan
tern company's building near Rochester,
N. Y., on the night of the fire, died of his
injuries. He was the thirty-eighth known
Inter-State military drill closed at Co
lumbus, Ga., on the 21st Prizes were
awarded as follows: Southern cadets, Ma
con, first prize, $1,000; second prize, "Witt
rifles, Columbus, Tenn., $500; Columbus
guards, Columbus, Ga., third prize, $200.
The fourth annual convention of the
National Editorial Association was held in
San Antonio Tex., on the 21st Delegates
were preeent from almost every State in
the Union. President M. B. "White, of
"West Virginia, delivered the address.
Evictions on the Des Moines river lands
in Iowa commenced on the 20th. A farmer
named Boyington resisted desperately,
but was overpowered by the Federal offi
cers. "While running thirty miles an hour the
head car of a passenger train on the
Bloomsberg & Sullivan railroad jumped
the track recently near "Wilkesbarre, Pa.,
rolled down the embankment and caught
fire and the twenty-five passengers, many
of whom were slightly hurt, were rescued
by. being taken out of the windows.
The Kansas City & Southern has issued
a notice that it will be opened for business
on and after December L
At a fire in a tenement on Eleventh
street, New York, recently Mrs. Mary
Lally was burned to death. She was
found near a window out of which she
had attempted to escape.
Petroleum exploded on a schooner at
Bristol, England, recently. Three' men
These were rumors recently that "W. B.
Strong, president of the Atchison, Topeka
sad Santa Fe, would resign.
The Osceola (Iowa) Bank closed its
doors on the 22d.
The German Reichstag reassembled on
the 22 L Emperor "William opened the
session in person.
Advices from Samoa say that Mataafa'
followers attacked a stronghold held by
the adherents of Tamasese at Nata,
November 8, nd succeeded in capturing
the outposts after two days' fighting.
Many of the combatants were killed.
It is said that peace has been restored
Jn Hayti, the so-called rebels having run
out of -cash.
Detectives think that General R. H.
Biggar, of Atlanta, Ga was first mur
dered in the hotel at Chattanooga, Tenn.,
by a negro, who then set the building on
fire. The negro has been arrested with
Biggar's money and property in his posses
sion. It was announced recently that a physi
cian from New Orleans had died of yellow
ferer in Chicago. -No fears of an epidemic
The Railway Passenger and Freight
"Conductors' Mutual Aid and Benefit As
sociation of the United States met at Chi
cago on the22d.
The last volume of the report in the
tenth census has just been issued. It com
pletes a set of twenty-two volumes, ag
gregating 19,304 pages.
Over one hundred children were hurt
recently ih a panic caused by an alarm of
fire in the First ward school. Long Island
City, N. Y.
Several persons were quite serfonsly
hurt in a panic at the Boston store, Chi
cago, on the 22d, caused by a fool sales
man crying "fire" on observing the com
motion created by the arrest of a pick
pocket Peof. H. F. Vandergrift, of Clinton,
Mo., was killed recently in a parachute
performance at Columbus. Ga. He was
up about half a mile when the balloon
collapsed. Ho released himself and para
chute safely, but fell in the Chattahoochie
river, where he was drowned.
A special from Denison, Tex., says:
Officers after a long chase in the Choctaw
Nation succeeded in overhauling and kill
ing a desperado supposed to be John
Barber, one of the celebrated Kep Queen
gang of outlaws. The gang had killed an
Indian and were wanted for attempted
It is reported that a Chicago syndicate
is about to secure control of four St Louis
street railway lines, whose capital stock
aggregate nearly three millions of dollars.
Articles of incorporation of a new and
direct line of railroad between St Paul,
Minn., and Kansas City, Mo., have been
filed at the former city.
An Anarchist circular of the style
adopted by Parsons and Spies was dis
tributed through the saloons of the "West
and Northwest sections of Chicago on the
23d, asking for subscriptions to defend the
alleged dynamiters, Hronek, Cheboun
Exports of merchandise from the United
States during the twelve months ended
October 31, 1SS8, as compared with similar
exports during the corresponding period
of 18S7 were for 1S8S $724,605,230; 1887,
$678,422,850. The values of the imports
were for 18S3, $707,157,198; 1S87, $722,776,939.
Olaf Sonde, cashier of the New York
Daily iVietcs, is reported to have absconded.
A preliminary investigation disclosed the
fact that Sunde absconded with at least
The strike of switchmen at Indianapolis,
Ind., assumed a serious phase on the 23d.
Business in the railroad yards was at a
James E. Bedell, of New York, who
swindled his employers and their clients
out of $264,000 has been sentenced to
twenty-five years' imprisonment
The New York Supreme Count has
handed down an important decision in
which it seems that the Boll Telephone
Company is liable for New York State
taxes. The State claimed the right to
collect a tax of one-half of one per cent on
the gross earnings.
By the burning of the Fort "Wayne
(Ind.) Jenney Electric Light Company's
plant recently $250,000 damage was done.
Oscar Hunt, a parachute performer,
came near being killed at Canton, O.. re
cently. One rope of his trapeze broke
and he whirled around like a top, being
seriously bruised when he reached ground.
Business failures (Dun's report) for the
seven days ended November 22 numbered
296, as compared with 237 the previous
week and 207 the corresponding week of
The Irish Revolutionary Brotherhood on
the 23d at Chicago celebrated the hanging
of Allen. Larkin and O'Brien at Man
chester, England, twenty-one years ago.
Adam Bkrkes. of Sardinia, O., whow as
recently flogged by masked men, has be
T. V. Powderlt was re-elected genoral
master workman of the Knights of Labor
by a vote of 114 to 28. He refused to accept
more than $3,000 of his salary of $5,000.
Securities were depressed on the Lon
don Exchange during the week ended No
vember 24. Americans were demoralized.
Prices were somewhat firm at Frankfort
but at Berlin and Paris they were unset
tled, with heavy sales of Russians, with
our, however, affecting the price.
The British recently captured seven
slave dhows in the Red sea after a severe
fight in .which many persons were
Three white and one negro convicts
were whipped at Newcastle, Del., recently
for larceny and burglaries. They took
from five to twenty lashes each, lightly
laid. About 250 spectators were present
It was stated at New York on the 24 th
that an ironclad agreement had been
signed by the Jay Gould and the rest of
the Southwestern roads by which rates
would be advanced 23 per cent Gould
was said to have bought considerably of
Atchison stock during the depression.
Chicago Typographical Union has in
dorsed Captain William M. Meredith for
The United States steamer Boston was
compelled to return from Hayti, yellow
fever having broken out. Three deaths
had occurred up to the 25th, with several
more of the crew sick.
General John Newton, for three years
pa6t commissioner of public works of New
York City, has resigned to assume the
management of the Panama Railroad Com
pany, of which he is president
The recent cold snap in the lower St
Lawrence froze up several ocean-going
vessels, where theywould have to remain
until next spring.
The jury in the famous Hibbard-Fry
breach of promise case for $100,000 dam
ages at Beaver, Pa., brought in a verdict
in favor of the defendant with the costs on
the prosecution. '
By an explosion of dynamite near
Schuylerville,. N. Y., recently, two men
were killed and four badly hurt
Pleubo-pneumonia has assumed an
alarming phase among the cattle about
Middletown, N. Y.
The boat race between Teemer and
O'Connor for the championship of Amer
ica came off on the Potomac at "Washing
ton on the 24th and was won by O'Connor.
Teemer's backers made an allegation of
Clearing house returns for week ended
November 24 showed an average increase
of 14.9 compared with the " corresponding
week of last year. In New York the in
crease wa 12.0.
The Judson female institute at Marion,
Ala., was destroyed by fire the other day.
An attache of the British Foreign Office
recently stated that it was known that the
mysterious "White Pasha" was Henry M.
Stanley, who had joined Emin Bey and
was advancing on Khartoum.
The fund for the defense of Parnell and
his associates against the London Times'
charges amounts to $100,000,
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
"William Haws was -arrested at Hutch
inson the other day for illicit distilling
within a stone's throw of the city mar
shal's residence. Hawk had an old thresh
ing machine engine which he kept fired up
all the time, and he was supposed to ba
making a chop mixture for feeding hogs.
This he bad kept up for nearly a year,
when it was discovered that he was mak
ing and selling a poor gvade of whisky.
The still was taken possession of and
Hawk sent to jail.
The Union Pacific railway recently filed
Its annual report with the Railroad Com
missioner at Topeka. It shows the earn
ings of the company for the last year to
have been $2S.009,07S.43, and the total ex
penses $18,322,449.70. The company also
derived an income of $825,540 from stock
owned, and $716,970 from bonds owned,
and $394,1S9 from miscellaneous invest
ments during: the year. The company re
ceived $121,9S0.65 from sales of lands and
$549,1 7.S9 from outstanding contracts,
making a total of $9,154,8S9.70, which has
been received from the sales of its land up
to the present time. The total bonded
debt of the company is $113,405,167. It hw
issued stock to the amount of 463,68,500 to
build and equip the road.
Some time ago Mrs. Laura M. Johns,
president of the Kansas Equal Suffrage
Association, and Mrs. Fanny H. Rastall,
president of the Kansas W. C. T. U., is
sued a call to all State organizations of
women to send representatives to Emporia
during the annual session of the State
Equal Suffrage Association, for the pur
pose of forming a Kansas Council of
Women. Accordingly at the close of the
late session of the Equal Suffrage Asso
ciation representatives of the various
organizations met and formed the Kansas
Council of Women. A constitution was
adopted and the following officers chosen:
President, Mrs. C. H. Cushing, Leaven
worth; vice-president Mrs. I. W. Hanna,
Emporia; auditor, Mrs. J. L. Hunting,
Leavenworth; treasurer, Mrs. Graves,
Emporia; secretary, Miss Mary Abarr,
Topeka. The Council ad'ourned to meet
in Leavenworth next May, when fuller
plans will be arranged and perfected for
The Equal Suffrage Association closed
it.- session at Emporia by adopting reso
lutions urging the women of Kansas to ex
ercise their rights to the fullest extent in
regard to municipal suffrage, and also in
favor of making a test case to decide
whether women have the right to vote for
county school superintendents. The reso
lution previously passed asking the Legis
lature to strike out the word "male" in
article 1, section 5 of the constitution was
reconsidered. The officers elected were
Mrs. Laura M. Johns, president; Mrs.
Anna C. Wall. Lincoln, vice-president;
Dr. Nannie Stevens, recording secretary,
Wichita; Mrs. Lizzie Hopkins, corre
sponding secretary, Salina; Mrs. Berry,
treasurer, Cawker City.
The other evening Levi Meeker, wife
and eight-year-old daughter, who lived
two miles east of Oxford, were found dead
on the Southern Kansas railroad track by
a son. It was supposed that they wero
struck by a train while crossing the track
in a wagon.
The other morning a carpenter named
Jackson fell from the roof of Garfield
University at Wichita, a distance of
ninety feet, and was instantly killed.
According to a table compiled by the
Board of Railroad Commissioners therj
are operated in Kansas by the various
railroads, S.799.16 miles of road. The
Santa Fe leads with 2,5S6St miles; the
Missouri Pacific with 2,179; Union Pacific.
Island), 1,055.70; St Louis & San Francisco,
437.84; Burlington & Missouri River, 259.15;
Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis, 256,
9 1; Missouri, Kanses & Texas. 254; Wyan
dotte & Northwestern, 157; Sr- Joseph &
Grand Island, 133; Kansas City & Pacific,
125; Wichita & Western, 124 40; Dodge
City & Trinidad, 51. and the Kansas City,
Clinton & Springfield, 23.10. The total
number of miles built in 18S8 was 545.15.
On the 21th the Secretary of State re
ceived a fewmoro returns from back coun
ties and the appended figures are pro
nounced final: For Presidential Electors,
Harrison. 1S2.914; Cleveland, 102,733; Har
rison's plurality, 80.176. For Governor,
Humphrey, 179.969; Martin, 100,957; Elder,
30,236; Botkin. 6,430; Humphrey's plural
ity, 73,012. The proposition to amend sec
tion 1, article S, of the Constitution by
striking out the word "white" was carried
bj- 200,941 majority. The proposition to
amend section 17 of the bill of rights of
tho Constitution was carried by a majority
Hon. John J. Ingalls was a visitor at
the post at Fort Leavenworth on the 24th.
and received with all the honors due his
station as President of the Senate, a salute
of nineteen guns being fired. All the
troops of the garrison wero paraded for
review by the Senator, who was accom
panied by Senator Sewell, of New Jersey,
General Martin McMahan, of New York,
and Colonel Mitchell, thoso gentlemen hav
ing just completed an inspection of tha
There was a recent rumor that Presi
dent Strong, of the Santa Fe, had tendered
his resignation, but officials of the road at
Topeka discredited it
At the recent annual convention of coun
ty clerks, hold at Topeka, a report was
adopted which recommends the Legisla
ture to create the office of county assessor,
and suggests as a remedy for the present
unjust system of assessment and tax.it ion
that a severe penalty be imposed upou
officers who assess property at less than
its actual value.
Sedgwick gave a larger Prohibition vote
than any other county in the State, the
vote in that county being 263. Shawnee
came next with 235, and Butler had 226
The heaviest Union Labor vote was in
Labette County, the total being 1,826; Cow
ley was next with 1,445 and Crawford fol
lowed with 1,253.
Jake and Joe Tobler, colored, wpre
banged at Wichita on the 21st for the
murder of John Cass and Robert Goody -kuntz,
cattlemen, in the Indian Territory
in August, 1885. They were tried in the
Federal court last September.
The plurality for Humphrey over Martin
for Governor is 73,009. His majority over
all is 30,321.
Good weather for fall plowing.
, Pensions- recently granted Kansans:
Original invalid, Burton T. Trout of Win
field; Theodore B. Gerow, of Atchison;
Adam Dirler, of Clay Center; Israel Brey
fogel, Jr., of Glenn. Increase, John C
Smith, of Elk City; Jehial R. Smith, of
Kirwin; Abner L. Courtwright, of Inde
pendence; Thomas E. Hutchins, of Grin
nell; John McElfresh, of Gaylord; Jep
tha F. R. Sutton, of Fredonia; George W.
Flether, of Caldwell; Jesse Stephens, of
Wellington; Alex C. Boner, cf Bently;
Sylvester Johnson, of Virgil; John H.
"Westerhouse, of Peabody ; Jesse W. Beals,
of Mirage. Reissue, R. H. L. Smith, of
JohnBubbows. seventy-seven years of
age, recently suicided at Topeka by taking
strychnine. Imaginary troubles the cause.
Hon. Walteb N. Allen was present in
Tooeka daring the late sessions of the
Farmers' Congress and National Grange
for the purpose of promoting his scheme
to organize a gigantic farmers' trust Mr.
Allen is sanguine of the ultimate success
of his scheme.
It is stated that prominent military men
at Fort. Leavenworth are agitating the
question of cutting the channel of the
Missouri River at that point which has
been diverted Irom its old channel and
now makes a big bend almost horse-shoe
shaped. It is thought much valuable land
can thus ba reclaimed.
Senator Ingalls was given a reception
by Major John M. Crowell and wife at
their residence in Atchison on the 16th.
Much Bitterness Aroused at In
dianapolis By the Arrest of
Something1 Like a Riot and Worso
Threatened The Vauderbilt
Move For More Pay and Less "Work En
gineers on the Sontl am Pacific Have
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 2C During
the- early evening on Saturday a large
number of striking switchmen gathered
about the Panhandle yards. They spent
their time in loud abuse of the substitutes
working the passing trains and shouting
oaths and the familiar "scab" at them.
Among the crowd it was said that if the
freight clerks and roadmen continued to
work after dark they were going to "lay
for them and break their necks with
rocks." They sent deputations to the men
at work and made similar announcement
at their meeting. A number of the new
men thereupon became alarmed and left
their posts, taking the early evening
freights out of town. Nothing could in
duce them to remain
A crowd at the Noble street crossing be
camo very boisterous as early as six
o'clock and stoned a Panhandle switching
train so that it was brought to a full stop.
The ill-feeling of the meu was increased
by the Panhandle officials discharging the
strikers who wore in their employ. Two
of the switchmen thus dismissed were re
ceiving $85 per month. One at tho Cin
cinnati. Hamilton & Dayton who struck
was getting $83, and four more $75. Prob
ably the strikers' wages everywhere over
the city averaged from $65 to $7i', and
they are among tho best paid unskilled
workmen, it is claimed by the officials,
employed in this country.
Lato Saturday night warrants wero
sworn out for the arrest of four of tho
railroad sti ikers, and one of the leaders, W.
A. Conkling. was placed under arrest, but
was immediately released on bail. This
aroused much bitterness among tho strik
ers and they intimate that if this policy is
to bo pursued the engineers and firemen
will come to their assistance. Railroad
officials, however, claim that they
have tho backbone of the strike
broken, and that to-day will witness
the moving of their trains with con
siderable promptness. There is some doubt
about this, however, and the trouble as
sumes something of a serious phaso, as it
is announced to tho press by a committee
from the strikers that the grand officers of
both the engineers' brotherhood and tho
firemen's association aro now en route
here. The result of their conference with
the strikers and with the railroad officials
will determine speedily whother the strik
ers may expect any support from either of
these two powerful sources.
Platform men wore at work yesterday,
and some switching was done in tho yards
without the men being molested. The
strikers were very quiet so far as the city
yards and union tracks were concorned,
but gave more or less trouble on the belt
road. Their plan has been to uncouple
at a dozen places when they slowed down
for a railroad crossing. Tho superin
tendents will hold a meeting to-day,
to bo in shape to meet any new phase the
strike may assume. While some of them
are sanguine that the worst has been
passed, thoe of longer experience will not
be surprised if the men. when they really
find that they aro out of jobs, aro more
troublesome than they have been.
VANDERBILT SWITCnilEN UNEASY".
Buffalo, N. Y-, Nov. 26. Lato Saturday
afternoon orders were received from New
York for a representative of the switch
men employed on tho Vauderbilt roads in
this city to proceed to New York without
delay to take part in a conference with
officials of these lines relative to the de
mand for an increase of wages and shorter
hours. Pending tho result of this confer
ence matters here will remain in statu quo.
Switchmen here say the movement ex
tends from New York to Chicago and if
they are forced out at any point a general
strike will result It is now generally be
lieved among them that their demands
will either be granted or a compromise ef
fected. TROUBLE ON THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC
Houston, Tex., Nov. 26. For several
days past the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers in this city have been in secret
session. It has leaked out however, that
the engineers of the Southern Pacific Com
pany have a grievance against J. J. Ryan,
master mechanic of the road, and propose
to take a firm stand against him. A com
mittee from the brotherhood left for New
Orleans last night to consult and arbitrate
with the management Things look squally
and it is thought by many that unless mat
ters are speedily adjusted a strike affect
ing the entire system will be inaugurated.
An Ironclad Agreement Signed With Jay
Gould ISr the Southwest Itoads.
New York, Nov. 24. For more than a
year the railroads of the Southwest have
been engaged in a bitter rate war. Prompt
ed to the fight by jealousies growing out
of encroachments upon one another's ter
ritory, all of the great lines west of the
Missouri river plunged into a cut
throat competition that has stopped at
nothing to work mutual disaster. Not a
sihgle compauy in all the wide territory
of tho Southwest was able to make a cent
Yesterday it was practically settled. In
volved in the fight have been the Missouri
Pacific and other lines controlled by Jay
Gould, the Atchison, Topeka & Santa
Fe, the St Louis & San Francisco,
the Rock Island, the Chicago, Bur
lington & Quincy, C. P. Huntington's
Southwestern trunk line and branches and
smaller roads galore. The settlement has
been on the terms offered by Jay Gould;
and a cast-iron agreement has been signed
by which rates will be immediately ad
vanced. Gould is said to have expressed a
sinister satisfaction in the humiliation of
the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe and is
also said to have bought blocks of the
stock at depreciated prices perhaps with
the idea of obtaining control.
Probably the most noted election bet
was that made by Ruel Gridiey, of Austin,
Nev., in 1862. He bet that he would beat
his opponent The terms of the wager
were that the loser should carry a sack of
flour from lower to upper Austin. Grid
ley lost, and the day after election started
on his trip, accompanied by the entire
population of Austin. The question arose
as to what disposition should be made of
the flour, and it was suggested that it be
sold at auction for the benefit of the West
ern Sanitary Commission. Gridiey was
auctioneer, and the bag was knocked
down for $250. The purchaser declined to
receive it and suggested that it be sold
again. The idea took like wildfire, and
the bag was sold again and again,
and before night the sum tot $8,000
had been realized. Gridiey saw
fame for him and gold for the sick soldiers
openin g before him. He entered heart and
soul into the idea, and he started with his
now famous bag of flour on an expedition
which immortalized himself and brought
joy and comfort to thousands of suffering
soldiers. His reception everywhere was
like a Roman triumph, and the people, in
fected by the noble work, vied and
struggled with each other in their gener
ous rivalry. Gridiey sold his flour all
over the West, and finally exhibited it at
the sanitary lair at St Louis. Afterward
the flour wa? baked into small cakes and
'sold at a high price. The grand total
added more than $150,000 to the funds of
the Western Sanitary Commission.
HOW KANSAS VOTED.
Result of the Recent Election la Kni
GlTea by Counties.
Below is the vote of Kansas by counties
as given by the Secretary of State:
Countiet. g &. s :
AUen 1837 1038 ITj-9 1076 ;2 312
Anderson.... 1843 960 1S30 MS lt2 389
Atchison..... 3220 238 31S5 2614 21 32S
Barber. 976 760. 858 771 12 537
Barton. 1353 1228 1375 1243 63 97
Bourbon 356 1.K31 SM6 1IS3 -U fcs2
Brown. S69C 18J3 2386 ISC 119 S-.8
Butler. S172 1616 3131 lbJ JS!6 60S
Chase 1U 532 1112 615 31 3.5
Chautauqua. 1594 694 1 86 71S 12 -48
Cherokee.... 2935 SjS; 2910 21NJ lnl lift!
Cheyenne.... 779 4a) 780 4-i. 14 2i
Clark 474 319 .468 35G 134 638
Clav. 1914 9J0 19U0 1'36 2 W
Cloud 25 lOM 25IKJ 10S9 97 571
Coffey lt& 12."7 1932 1245 103 453
Comanche... 4U0 C84 477 402 1 89
Cowley 4111 1KJ3 4G62 2US1 114 1445
Crawford.... Slti 1874 3140 1981 119 1253
Davis 1027 755 934 Jcti 11 101
Decatur 1221 731 lsl; 751 36 137
Dickinson.... 2746 lffJd 271 17T.1 143 4C3
Doniphan.. . 22 !1UU s2 7 113- 3 14
Douglas 3187 1CC9 3179 1719 221 194
Edwards .... 5 1 134 57 SM 17 119
Elk 1566 C9 lf5 814 41 505
Ellis 69J 757 Krt 755 1 lew
Ellsworth.... 1153 83 1 1129 &9 17 119
Finney C91 S48 6'J. s&". 11 46
Ford 8&! 630 871 64S 5l 123
Franklin.... 24-'l 1114 2iOG 1077 Ito 1141
Garneld 2Ti 13i 2) U 5 4
Gove, 58! 278 &7 rS) t3 11
Graham. VJu 3421 TV3 3 4) 4 215
Grant- 29J 2' 3SJ 240 44 488
Gray 4i7' 2C8 417 26.1 26 48
Greeley 422 IS) 424 179 7 107
Greenwo.d.. 2242 1110 23-1 1175 6 51
Hamilton... 48l l9 ;s 29i b 27
Harper. 14b9 940 1408 947 41 MO
Hurvey 2145 1(X .113 H7 67 696
Haskell 290, 19V1 291 19U .... il
Hodgeman... 562 2211 556 2iG 14 83
Jackson WSJ 122U lg&s li"3 80 11
Jefferson 2:63 16;i3 22-M 1633 92 13
Jewell 2.85 iOJ S7 1094 U-6 706
Johnson SIM 1435 2147 1490 15(. 204
Kearney 367 2 18 380 25a 2 3
Kingman 1411 6.1 13) '46 3 633
Kiowa 5.5 SSI 5m 31 51 log
Lateite 2S7! 13uS 2y 1321) 59 1S26
Lane 439 267 4-7 287 15 31
Leavenw'th. 3272 3519 3174 3,t-l 63 a -2
Lincoln H9 617 1046 658 5". 345
Linn. 2165 802 2139 809 38 1122
Logan 609 283 0 290 .... 31
Lyon 3013 1377 2954 1471 147 440
Marion 2275 1285 2337 1331 72 2..9
Marshall 2547 1815 2528 1849 63 Kg
McPherhon.. 2,18 29 2199 104 Hi 1070
Meade. 5"e 342 5.4 3lv 7 96
Miami 2170 1596 2164 1220 -7 335
Mitchell 1676 880 1637 93a 98 331
Montgomery. 2871 1S63 297- 212t 27 592
Morns H12 8.0 1601 bUl 14 2U
Morton SSI 20. t32 -Mi 7 3J
Nemaha. 5315 1 82 2 17 1702 77 73
Neosho 2136 11(4 2122 123'- 29 92S
Ness 690 471 8i3 47S- Tit 1-5
Norton 1471 631 14tW 641 28 479
Osage 3442 13p 3361 K3i 159 917
Osborne lfr 6-6 166S r.95 4- lbO
Ottawa 170 729 T.63 819 78 334
Pawnee fite 3 4 8jS-' 34 30 189
Phillips 1682 763 1674 79. 28 577
Pottaw'mie... 2417 1471 2373 1533 40 US
Pratt 1114 032 1093 663 101 366
Rawlins 1023 6 1017 641 2 17
Keno IS8 1810 3VM 1873 159 353
Republic 259i 12i3 233 K 12U6 161 106
Rice 1851 934 1633 938 126 283
Riley 13V3 773 1813 82. 57 276
Rooks 1112 412 1038 437 29 331
Rush 681 424 603 4J0 2C 26
Russell 9.3 571 940 593 14 21
Saline 2202 1186 5290 14i7 2 51
(Scott 291 182 293 184 12-1 320
Sedgwick.... C071 4023 5814 40u8 9 53
Seward 40i 207 3.'.7 S17 2Ch 613
Shawnee 76?2 3143 73S7 3415 5 39
Sheridan.... 623 337 624 34 1 233 97
Sherman 802 481 780 487 7 36
Smith 1726 777 1710 783 11 146
Stafford 975 49j 960 502 70 697
Stanton 298J 197 296 201 90 pg
Stevens 307 268 325 239 21 efl
Sumner 349l 21S8 2370 2379 99 1060
Thomas 750 486 753 4fc9 4 120
Trego 476 220 473 22b 25 56
Wabaunsee.. 1708 960 1603 1007 7 21
Wallace 412 193 410 198 S3 39
Washington.. 3000 1511 2976 1507 S9 21
Wichita. .. . 43 307 43: 216 11 78
Wilson 2991 lli35 2186 1123 3c 601
Woodson.... 1148 595 1145 61t 101 3.4
Wyandotte.. 4903 4122 5J57 4277 2J 171
Totals 18 502 102541 179963 106959 C452 J6236
Tho official plurality in the several Con
gressional districts was as follows: E. N.
Morrill, 6,243; Funston, 9,663; Perkins, 11,
54!); Ryan, 15,015; Anderson, 8,501; Turner,
11.U0; Peters. 15,318.
AlarsXumbr Meet at Topeka, Kan.
New Legislation Suggested.
Topeka. Kan., Nov. 23. The county
clerks of Kansas have just finished their
annual session in this city. Overseventy
flve counties were represented. Roland
Lakin, of Lyon County, presided, and D.
N. Burdge, of Shawnee County, acted as
secretary of the meeting.
The necessity of reform in the present
system of assessment and taxation was
the first important subject taken up. A
committee, of which County Clerk Wal
ton, of Marion, was chairman, was finally
appointed to draw up a plan for a uniform
system which might be presented to the
Legislature. After a long consultation
this committee recommended that tho laws
be amended as follows: The board of
assessors meet and agree upon a basis
of valuation; then the cojnty clerk,
who acts as clerk of tho board of as
sessors, certifies to a State Board of Equali
zation; this Slate board then compile these
list) and agree upon the valuation and
certify back to the county clerk, with a
tabulated statement of the basis of valua
tion, this in turn to be certified by the
clerk to the board of assessors, who go to
work upon the basis fixed by the State.
The committee also recommend that prop
erty should be assessed every year instead
of once in two years.
The committee on roads and highways
presented a report favoring the passage of
a law providing that each county surveyor
make an index of all the roads in bis county,
with a plat of the road, giving the name and
giving all orders for laying out, vacating,
Late yesterday afternoon the committee
on assessments and taxation presented its
amended reports. It recommended to the
Legislature that the present system of
township assessment be done away with
and that a county assessor be appointed,
who shall appoint deputies in
each township. The convention ac
cepted the report and voted in
favor of leaving the appointment of the
county assessor to the board of county
commissioners. It was also recommended
that he be required to give sufficient bonds
to assss property at its actual value. A
committee whs appointed to present the
matter to tne next legislature ana urge
the passage of a bill remedying the pres
ent system of assessment and taxation.
The session closed with a banquet at the
Copeland last night
Washington, Nov. 23. The annual re
port of Paymaster-General James Felton
as chief of the Bureau of Provisions and
Clothing is made up to a great extent of the
proposals for supplies for the various
wards throughout the country and other
matters pertaining to the bureau. The
report says that all supplies submitted for
delivery under contract or by open pur
chase must be carefully inspected and
tested when necessary by a board of three
officers. The estimates of appropriations
required for the fiscal year ending June
30, 1890, by the Bureau of Provisions and
Clothing are as follows: Salaries, $3L-
040; provisions, $1,227,789.50; contingents,
540,000; civil establishment, $71,361.51
A Dramatic Quarrel.
St. Locis. Nov. 23. Harry Phillips, the
husband of Kate Castleton, the well known
actress, and Frank Tannehill, Jr., of the
came company, became involved in a
quarrel in Froebel's beer saloon at three
o'clock yesterday morning. John Russell,
proprietor of another dramatic company,
interfered as peacemaker. Tannehill then
turned on Russell "and struck him. The
latter retaliated with a beer glass and
Tannehill was taken to his room at the
Planters' House badly hurt and covered
with blood. When TannehiH's wife,
Maude Giroux, saw her husband, she
fainted. TannehiH's injuries, while eri
cas, are not fatal. Russell has fled.
K. OF L. ELECTIONS.
Powderly Re-elected and HI Nominees la
doneU By the Anembly.
Ikdiasapoijs, Ind., Not. 23L The elec
tion of officers took up the time of the
Knights of Labor general assembly to
day. This was the order of business an
nounced at the opening of the morning:
session and nominations were at oncer
called for. Daniel J. Campbell, of Scran
ton, Pa., nominated T. V. Powderly for
re-election; Victor Drury, of district as
sembly 49, placed 'the name of Martin.
Hanley, of New Jersey, before tho con
vention, and an ex-delegate named Birch,
from Ohio, was also named.
A great many seconds tothe-nomination
followed, and a vote resulted: Powderly,
114, Hanley, 27. Birch 1.
For general worthy foreman, Messrs.
Morris L. Wheat, of Iowa, and Henry A.
Beckmeyer, of New Jersey, were nomina
ted. The vote stood: Wheat 83, Beck
As candidates for general secretary
treasurer three names were presented.
George Duncan, of Richmond, Va.. named
Frederick Turner, of Philadelphia, pres
ent treasurer; Powderly took the floor and
nominated John W. Hayes, of New Jer
sey, present secretary, and W. G. F.
Price, of New York, presented the name
of Mrs. A. P. Stevens, of Toledo. Ch Be
fore a vote was taken a motion for recess
for dinner was carried.
Indiaxapolib, Ind., Nov. 24. When the
convention reassembled after dinner bal
loting was proceeded with resulting:
Hayes, 83; Turner, 56; Mrs. Stevens, 3.
Powderly having practically requested the
election of Hayes the result is a Powderly
victory. When Powderly got through
with his nominating speech Turner read
a letter sent to him by the general
master workman in which he ex
pressed the hope that he (Turnejr)
would again be a candidate and would:
be elected. Mr. Powderly explained that
the letter was written before the combi
nation of the two offices had been sugges
ted. Mrs. A. Stevens presented the name
of Mrs. L. M. Barry as director and in
vestigator of women's work, and she was
re-elected by acclamation. General Mas
ter Workman Powderly was chosen to
represent the order at the Paris Exposition
After his re-election to office Mr. Powderly
took the floor and stated that although his
salary had been left at $5,000 he would ac
cept only $3,000, and at the end of his
term tho order could do what they pleased
with the balance.
As candidate for members of tho gen
eral executive boara, the general master
workman presented the names of A. W.
Wright, of Toronto, Ont.; J. J. Holland,
of Jacksonville, Fla.; John Costello, of
Pittsburgh; John Devlin, of Detroit; J. A.
Wright, of Philadelphia; T. B. McGuire,
of New York; IL C. Traphagen, of Cin
cinnati, and J. J. Crowley, of Charleston,
Mas3. On the first ballot A. W. Wright
of Toronto, J. J. Holland and John Cos
tello, of Pittsburgh, were elected. Two
more ballots were necessary to elect tho
fourth member of the board, John Devlin,
of Detroit, being chosen. The first ballot
stood: A. W. Wright, 94; Holland, 83;
Costello, 83; Devlin, 67; J. A. Wright, 33;
McGuire, 54; Traphagen, 39; Crowley, 68.
Second ballot: Devlin, 56: J. A. Wright,
7; McGuire, 41; Traphagen, 10; Crowley,
21. J. A. Wright withdrew and the third
ballot resulted: Devlin, 71; McGuire, 56;
Traphagen, 44; Crowley, 5.
Retiring General Worthy Foreman Rich
ard Griffiths, of Chicago, and Delegate
Delwarte, of Belgium, were presented with
fine gold badges by the genoral assembly,
the receipt of which was acknowledged
appropriately, Mr. Delwarte doing so in
his choicest French.
This morning the two members of the
co-operative board will be elected from
the four nominations of General Worthy
The composition of the new board is
considered by Powderly's friends as very
good, some of them laying particular
stress on the selection of Costello, who
represents the miners. On the other
hand it is claimed that his election will
have a bad effect on the Knights of Labor.
According to Dun Business Continues Good
la the Country.
New Youk, Nov. 24. R. G. Dun & Co.'s
weekly review of trade says: Business has
made fair progress during the past week,
and at almost all points the prospect for
further improvements is considered good.
The engagements of gold for export
amount to $2,750,000 for the week. The im
mediate cause is not the state of mer
chandise trade. At present foreigners do
not seem to regard American railways
with the confidence formerly shown, in
part because of their damaging competi
tion and in part because tho effects of the
Inter-State act are thought serious. The
stock market has declined an average of
$1 per share.
The exports of breadstuff from Atlantic
ports have been only 130,372 bushels of
wheat in three weel-, against 1,989,828
bushels last year, and 408,497 barrels of
flour, against 675,698 lait year, with an in
crease of 850,000. bushels of corn.
Removal of duties in Portugal caused
small shipments of wheat thither, but
from other markets the current price still
excludes Atlantic wheat, though the de
cline here has been 4)1 cents for the week
with sales of 36.000,000 bushels.
Corn and oats have scarcely changed.
Pork and hogs are a shade Idwer, with
lard stronger. No change appears in cot
ton. Coffee has advanced half a cent with
sales of 463,000 bags, and oil is practically
unchanged with refined a shade lower.
Business is satisfactory or improving at
all Northwestern points reporting, and
money is in good supply, unless Cleve
land, where some stringency appears, ba
reckoned an exception. Collections at all
points eem fairly satisfactory. At Mem
phis trade does not improve and doalers
are more anxious about collections than
about sales. The great activity and ad
vance of about two cents in woolens en
courages hope that dry goods will im
prove and some improvement is already
seen in hosiery and in some light weight
goods. Cottons are generally steady with
some discounting on wide sheetings; print
cloths are unchanged. The boot and shoe
trade improves with leather irregular.
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 24. The Secretary
of State has received a few more returns
from back counties and the appended fig
ures are pronounced final: For Presiden
tial Electors, Harrison, 182,914; Cleveland,
102,733; Harrison's plurality, 80,176. For
Governor, Humphrey. 179,909; Martin,
106,957; Elder, 36,230; Botkin, 6,433; Hum
phrey's plurality, 73,012.
The proposition to amend section 1, ar
ticle 8, of the Constitution by striking out
the word "white" was carried by 200,941
The proposition to amend section 17 of
the bill of rights of the Constitution of tho
State of Kansas was carried by a majority
Central Traffic Association.
Chicago, Nov. 24. Twenty-two of the
lines in the Central Traffic Association
have responded favorably to the request
that a meeting of the general managers be
held next Friday for the purpose of con
sidering restoration of east-bound freight
rates. The Vanderbilt and Pennsylvania
lines have refuied to sign the call, but
have assured the other roads that if the
meeting is held they will be represented
by persons authorized to act. An advance
In east-bound' rates, as proposed, together
with a settlement of the dressed beef dis
pute which is now a matter of negotia
tion, would undoubtedly prepare the way
for an advance in west-bound rates.