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Have your prescriptions compounded
at John M. Gleissner's Drug store,
east side of Broadway, cor. 3d st. 39-J
THUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 18SS.
Official Paper of Comity and City.
RECENT EEf LECTIONS.
iSTMrs. D. Walters is reported as
J3-The family of Mr. Hart, Johntz
& Bice's drayman, is unfortunate in
being afflicted with three cases of
scarlet fever among the children.
TAbileneis wrestling with the post
master to compel him to open the post
office on Sunday. It is said a petition
is being widely circulated. Salina
A. misplaced switch threw a U.P
freight engine off the track at the
Broadway crossing this moruing.
After an hour's work the employees,
assisted by several hundred onlookers
-who kindly proffered their advice, got
the iron horse on the rail again.
JSSTAmong the Christmas doings
one that is particularly mentionable
was the Christmas tree and family re
union at the Wilson home in the north
east part of the city. A most delight
ful evening was spent and supreme
happiness rested upon all the members
of the family circle who were present.
jSSTThe Reformed church and Sun
day school of Enterprise, held their
Christmas festivities on Christmas eve.
The church was crowded. The Foreign
31ission Jubilee was connected with
the service. Tlse Sunday school schol
ars received a handsome gift of candy,
nuts and apples. A number of indi
vidual gifts were given, among which
were several haudsome gifts lo
the pastor, Bav. Stauffer. The collec
tion for foreign missions was quite lib
eral. The evening WBS one of unalloyed
pleasure and profit. A beautiful ever
jrrpi'ii Christmas tree, with handsome
decorations was a source of
light to the children.
Died on Christmas.
Tho family of J. A. Rees, Plora town
ship, was made sorrowful yesterday by
the death of their two-year-old son,
Ralph. The funeral services will be
held tom.orrow (Thursday) at the house,
the interment being in the Prairiedale
A Christmas Double Wedding,
The Methodist church was brilliantly
lighted as well as crowded to its fullest
capacity last evening for a double wed
ding. The contracting parties were
Mr. Geo. Etherington and Miss Ida
Courtney and Mr. John Ammon and
Miss Ada Courtney. The ceremonies
Were performed by Rev. W. II. Zim
pjerraan, after which a reception was
Jwd at. the Burris House where the
newly iname'd fjuartettp will make
The Salina Daily.
There has been so much talk about
the morning paper to be started at 6a.
llna by Mr. Rohrer that most people
desire to have a rest on the subject.
Tne following associated press dispatch
jentout from Salina yesterday will,
however, be of interest:
Arrangements have been perfected
which insures the establishment of a
daily morning newspaper at this point
at a date not later than January 1,
jgjSJi, Toe editorial and business man
agempntftfW be pautM 'm g: Y:
ft Rohrer, formerly pftkAtoeRe ga:
Eette. fhe prpjept is bapKejl bj ampje
capital to guarant.ee success, and. the
readers of Central and Western Kansas
are to bo congratulated on the certainty
of soon being ablp to regpJv .he Igtgst
telegraphic reports at tt9 ear)ies.t pqssir
ble moment. The citizens of Salina
are enthusiastic oyer the new enter
prise and will render all support requi
rite tor Bu&jeea,
rtfha antl.ttr,i i i.-ri; li n
ne better estimated after three or four
months of boarding the elephant. The
above dispatch sounds ag though it had
been seut out by some young fellow
who is promised a job.
From Wednesday Dally.
THE SEEDS-PECK CASE-
A Recounting of the Ballots of De
troit, Buckeye and Jefferson Town
ships. The above case, which has attracted
a great deal of attention from the
voters of the couuty, was called today
in the court room at 9 o'clock a. m.,
non. G. W. Hurd presiding, and lion.
John Johntz and Hon. Conrad Kohler
as associates, M. XI- Bert, acting cler
After the judges were swor ' .
fully discharge th'- - t0 faith"
adio -1-" duty a motion to
...u until 1p.m. tvas made and
Promptly at 1 p. m. the court again
convened, all the judges and clerk be
Mr. Mead, attorney for contestee,
opened the trial by asking that the con
testor be forced to disclose the names
of his witnesses, which motion was de
nied by the court.
The ballots of Detroit, Buckeye and
Jefferson townships were then intro
duced by contestor and a recount of
these -precincts asked.
The recount of the above precincts
was then proceeded with and resulted
in leaving 1 Peck vote in Detroit and
18 Peck votes in Jefferson, to be passed
upon by the court and 6 Seeds votes in
Bnckeye to be passed upon by the
The contestor rested his case for the
present, -when an adjournment was
taken until next Priday at 9 o'clock,
to enable the parties to get witnesses.
How the Day of Peace and Merriment
Was Celebrated by the Churches.
There has been no lack of Christmas
entertainment at the sanctuaries of the
city during the past forty-eight hours.
In nearly every church was some
special exercise calculated to impress
upon the members the younger por
tion more particularly the lesson of
the day. For weeks the Sunday school
scholars and teachers have been busy
preparing for the occasion and the re
sults were all that could be wished.
The throngs that gathered were abun
dantly entertained and those who par
took in the services were equally well
pleased. In all the recurring Christmas
days which have been celebrated in
Abilene none were more appiopriately
ushered in and welcomed than was the
one ju3t past.
Notwithstanding the dark clouds and
the drops of rain pattering on the side
walks, which, as well as an admission
fee of 10 cents at the door, would tend
to have an effect on the attendance,
the auditorium including the aisles of
the M. E. church was crowded Tues
day evening,even to standing room.-"!
A large stage had been erected across
the front part of the church and cur
tains hid the interior from the view of
the audience. Decorations were fes
tooned here and there and a really
gala-day appearance was given tp the
place. The Manger of Bethlehem was
depicted at the rear of the stage over
the front of which read: ''Glory to God
iu the Highest."
The exercises began with music and
were interesting and uuique. Especi
ally pleasing were the alto boId, '-ftock
of Ages," sung with tender effect by
Miss Sarah Bonell, and the Lord's
Prayer in concert by the ten infant
class pupils. After th9 recitations,
songs, rpsponsjye readings, etc., and
while the little folk were merrily ren
dering a hymn in honor of Kris Krlngle,
Santa Claus appeared loaded down with
candies, which were distributed to the
tnembers of the school. All hearts
were gladdened as well by the material
aweets as by the Pjjojpe things of the
It seemed as though everybody
wanted to attend the Presbyteriau
church Tuesday evening. Arrange
ments had been made for celebrating
Christ's birth in royal style at that
building. Everyone wore a pleasant
smile and had a good word for those
around. The little folks were in an
ecstacy of deligjjt and prowded the
front seats to their f ujlest capacity.
Curtains had been placed across the
front of the church and made the exer
cises very attractive. Several fine
tableaux were given, one, "The Sea
sons," being particularly admired. In
this Father Time appeared as real as
life. A series of tableaux accompany
ing a Christmas tale related by Willie
Coulson was very much admired, the
dreams that followed a phribtmas din
ner being portrayed 'yiVidjy. Songs,
solos, recitations, etc., followed and
made the evening pass off pleasantly.
At the eloso pap.dy wao distributed
amongthepupils. The spperjntendent,
G. F. Worley was given by the school
"Kitto's Cyclopedia of the Bible." 2
volumes; the chorister, Mrs. Lou
Worthington and organist, Miss Wi
Parent, both received handsome teach
?h,e brjck edjfi.pe tftftia organisation
was well filled. Christmas eye by the
Sunday school and others. 2Zo tree or
extensive arrangements had been pro
vided bt still all epjoyed the oooaslon
auflhad piptatyy just as realizing a
s,ense of the glory of the day as those
of more elaborately prepared, church
An entertainment in the nature of a
concert appropriate to the season was
given under the management of the
superintendent, Mr. J. R. Davis.
Those taking part entered fully into
the spirit of the time and did splen
didly. At the end of the speaking,
songs, etc, presents of candies, nuts,
and little books were distributed
among the members of the school. A
pleasing incident of the entertainment
was the giving of an elegant present to
the superintendent by little Boy Ma-
lott in behalf of class jo. S. taught
Miss JSaom Sutherland,
This was the first C
held in the n?
church and it will be
.able for the pleasure it gave to
Midnight mass was celebrated Tues
day night by Rev. Father Leary. The
church was crowded with earnest
worshipers and the solemn service was
participated in with reverence. Mass
was again celebrated at 8 a. m. Christ
The Christmas exercises consisted of
communion services in the morning,
Rev. J. H. Tobias, elder for this dis
trict, conducted, the ceremonies. He
was assisted by the pastor; Rev. M. C.
Platz. After the administration of the
holy sacrament, J3r. Tobias preached
an able sermon appropriate to the day.
In the evening also he addressed. a
large congregation. '
GRACE BEFORED CHUBCH
The Christmas service in this church
was of a very pleasing character, com
bining with it the, fiftieth jubUea of
Foreign Missions, A beautif a ever
green Christmas tree stood in the pulpit
recess and was most handsomely deco
rated and lit np with burning tapers.
The antiphoral service was conducted
by the pastor, the superintendent of
the Sunday School leading in the
scriptural readings. A very beautiful
Christmas anthem was rendered by the
church and Sunday School choirs.
The Misses Lower sang a very pretty
and suitable duet. A very prominent
feature of the service was an excellent
solo by Miss Knmp, the school joining
in the full chorus. The flute solo, a
selection from the Gloria, by Mr.
Young, accompanied by his daughter
Mary presiding at the organ, was the
musical feature of the evening. The
members of the school each
received a gift of candy and oranges.
Some of the teachers received gifts
from their classes, and the classes
individual gifts from their teachers.
The superintendent, Mr. Kump, was
presented with a handsome copy of the
Bible. A number of other individual
gifts weie given. The envelope collec
tion forfoieign missions was quite lib
eral. The service throughout was
pleasant and profitable to all. The.
church was crowded and the best of
order prevailed, all giving attention to
Probably nowhere in tho city was
Christmas eve better enjoyed than at
the Lutheran church, the members of
which are noted for doing everything
in excellent style. Deft hands and
willing hearts had been busy for days
getting the arrangements fully and
completely in shape, and it is but just
to say that success crowned their
efforts. Evry foot of spape in the
large auditorium was fillet. Many
weie unable to gain admission.
When the curtains were diawn, the
exercise of the evening, the Cantata,
"Emanuel Qur King," opened with a
view by ajQQiiJjglif of a pountry land
scape on which the suuw lay thick.
Santa Claus in a sleigh was driving a
very lifelike team of reindeer, and a
violent storm was raging. Above the
nceue was a bauner, "A Merry Christ
mas," Mr. J. C. Walker deserves
much credit for hirf adiqirabjQ arrange
ment of the spenery.
Solos, duets, phoreses by tjip school,
recitations, etc. made up the program
at the closp of whiph all were treated
to candy, nijts, orangey, ptp. All did
excellently ip their portion of l)e eyen
ing's doings and there was not a break
in the smoothness of the arrangements.
As might have been expected,
the members os the Baptist church did
well in their Christmas observances
Tuesday evening and gave an enter
tainment that paid well those present.
The church was fijiecj witli interested
auditors, and thpre was. no jar to mar
the pleasuip of any, Thp prorations
showed thp akjllpf "experts afld. rpppiyed
The exercises began at 715. A
Christmas tree had been placed on the
rostrum, and when the songs, recita
tions, addresses, etc., had been ren
dered, its fruit was distributed among
the scholars of the school, pandy was
the chief product pf the annually
bearing evergreen. Dr. and Mrs.
Welsher were'the recipients of elegaut
presents, although it 'wag flncjejoed
that nothing but gandy woujj be giyen.
Space 'for'bjclg jpenjfiojiipg papli partici
pant in the exercises seperately hut all
acquitted themselves with honor.
ST. JOHN'S CHURCH.
The usual Christmas services were
held in St. John's church yesterday
morning and the holy communion cele
brated. The rector preached a sermon
appropriate for the day. The music
was finely rendered by a quartette
choir, consisting of Mrs. H. Hodge,
Mrs. E. D. Humphrey and Messrs.
Sharr and McCormack. It is under
stood that the same musical program
will be repeated next Sunday. The
ohurch is tastefully and beautifulh
decorated, as is customary in all Epis
copal churches at this season. The
annual Sunday school Christmas fes
tival will be held on Friday night of
this week, being the festival of the
Holy Innocents. The exercises will
begin at 7 p. m. All cordially invited
A Sad Errand,
C. W. Burton receive, a letter Sun
day announcing Vhat his little girl,
Lena, about years 0ld, who has been
with b-L. mother visiting at Mitchell,
lid., was sick with typhoid fever. He
sent a telegram saying that if she was
worse to let him know. Monday morn
ing he was telegraphed for and he left
for the little one's side that evening.
"Yesterday came another dispatch say
ing that she was dead. Mr. and Mrs.
Burton's many friends will be sorry to
learn of their bereavement.
Abilene, Kas., Dec. 27
Hogs, per 100 lbs- 4 M& 60
Cows, per 100 lbs 1 7o2 25
Steers, per 100 lbs 2 503 50
(Corrected weekly by Johntz & Rice Mill Co.)
WTiPnt. No.2.ift.... t 83
Wheat, No. 3, soft 8?9
Wheat, No. 2, bard , 85
Wheat, No. 4
fVtt-n. white 23'
Corn, mixed 202S
(Corrected weekly by B. F. Nelson.)
Butter, 6xd !0
Chickens, per doz. alive . 1 502 JO
Turkeys, per lb, alive .,..... .. ,
Eggs, per doz - WW
Flour, per 100 lbs.... 2 003
jm. M. H. GEQSS,
D E 1ST T CS T .
Graduate of the Baltimore College o
""Office in Post-Office Block, over
Kump, Fickes & Co.'s Grocery.
(Formerly of York, Pa.) Oct 19 6modw
Special correspondence of the RBrtBcron.
Solomon, Dec. 25.
The children of the public schools
will now enjoy a well-earned vacation.
Joaquin Miller's popular plaj.'49,"
was giveu by an excellent company to
a small house last week.
On this evening, Christmas, the
Presbyterian Sunday school will give
an entertainment at the opera house.
The exercises will consist of recitations,
songs, pautcmimes and tableaux.
Santa Claus has consented to be pres
ent and bring a Christmas tree and a
The "Willing Workers" missionary
band, under the management of Miss
Kate Woodrv irave a hicrhlv eninvalilp
MitertairXpnt last ovf n hV S tl p I
entertainment last evening at the!
opera house. The exeiCiSeS consisted,
nf r-liornsp solos anil i i-im- smus -itwl I
or tnoruses, soios aim tu i.ti songs .mu
closed with a cantata.
ecce was in attendance and showed its
appreciation by vigorous and merited
applause. Miss Woodrj deserves great,
credit for her labor, and the
"band" for their careful preparation.
The proceeds will be devoted to mis
The public schools closed Friday for
the holidays. Special exercises weie
held in all the rooms, suited to the oc
casion. A lar;e numberof the patrons
and those interested were present, and
thus gave encouragement to instruc
tors and pupils. Ali acquitted them
selves with ciedit and reuVcted honor
upon their teachers. The schools are
iu a very prosperous condition and aie
most liberally supported by the board
and the people.
Yesterday afternoon the remains of
John Hopkins were conveyed to their
last resting place The funeral services,
were conducted in an irapressjye paw
ner at tlje jethodlht pjuircjj, by the
pastor, ley. flolln. A large' number-
ot tue in onus anq relatives were pres
ent. The Solomon .Fire company, of
which the deceaspd was a member,
took .charge of the services and attended
in a body. Mr. Hopkins was very sick
for a number of weeks with the typhoid
fevpr am h,is(leatji ws. (ajly e vnected..
Up was an unuiarripil rnan. ' Ho leaves
a father, mother and sister to mourn
his death. His mother lias been low
for some time with the disease which
carried him away, but is slowly lecov
ering. He was a young man of ster
ling integrity and an honored niemher
of the M. 3. chur'plj,
" PppEi Beo. sa.
f?. A. Aiman, formerly of this city
but now of Hutchinson, was in the
city last Thursday.
The Shaeffer House has been sold to
Hutchinson parties, and wjlj foe. VOalh'
for npqupanc'y i a few'Saya,'
The M 15. and the Presbyterian
churches gave Christmas exercises
Harry Xickles is home from Abilene
spending the holidays with his parents
of the city.
The gymnasium located in rotter's
hall is in runniug order and' is being
well patronised, by the boys.
Miss liillie Tonkin, who has been
on the sfck list for souie davs. b at this
writing rapidly epftYeringV7
The pity sc.lpos h.ayo. plp.sed for a
vacatjQn. p,f tWQ Weefr. Tjiia will
give, the pupils time to brighten up
and prepare for hard work the remain
der of the term.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the M. E.
church, at their ten cent supper l?st
home'Saturday from an extended bus
iness trip in eastern counties.
Missi ah Roberts frag in
-' 1 .
As sold out my lum
persons knowln- ' r business all
debt'' iiiemselves to be in-
. to me will please call and settle
same at once either by cash or note and
save costs. F. A. WniTE,
Corner Second and Mulberry St.
lliursuay night, cleared SU.ito.
paid the 1;$! weh or." their "t
Frank Poole, of this citv.
We are prepared to attend to this business in all its branches. We carry the finest
a mt nnmrJoio line nf f!m?FTNs. Caskets. Bubial Eobes, and everything pertain
ing to this department of our business, in this part of the State.
Hearse in thefebunty. This department is in charge of Mr. A. S.
idence, -firBt door west; of store. At present we are selling these goods at cost, furnish
ing our hearse and the attendance of our Undertaker feeeof chaege.
UPSHAW FURNITURE & CARPET CO.,
Corner Fourth and Broadway, Abilene, KmsM "' - -.;"' iK' -zj:
1000 Jiive Turkey..
1000 Live Chickens,
1000 Live Duck.
1000 Live Gee.se,
1000 Jack Rabbits.
For which we will pay the highest mar
ket price at tho chfap cash grocery of
KUMP, FICKES & CO.,
Hotice of Appointment
STATE OF KANS.V, I ,
Dickinson County, f &'
In tue matter of the estate of John P. Swenson '
late Ol Dickinson County. Kan$a. I
VntlfC (c htwi Mi an tk.tnn thallthilmtjif
I December A. D. 18SS,thennderl:;nedwa3bytlic '
Probate Court of Dickinson county, Kansas, duly
aPPln'?V'?d 1" ! as administrator o'. thJ
estate or John P. MM-non, l.te of Dlckuwin
county, deceits d. All partiw interested In suid
es':ate w,u take noticc an'J Rovern themselves ac-
Corjin.'!v. a. s. Davitm. Aiiminurr-fnr
S?TAMBAUcn, IIukd Dewkv, Attorneys.
6 i-t hoc
To ?l hli,JS lioleTr J?-Lyu Sureve. John
hhreveand nnx Sanrnrd. of part unknown:
You and each of u am heivfiy notified that
you, together with Ebenczer Shreve. Elizabeth P.
aurutu aua wayes snreie, nave oem Mint Dy
WilliamS Ilunt-ccker by his petition filed in tile
District Court of Lilckinton c ountv. Kansas, on
the 22ad day or December, A. D. 18, and that '
uulrs- you anwc-r calrl petition on or btiorc th
eighth day of February, a. n. 18S. sm'd plaintiff ,
will taUe judcuient, a prayed form his petition,
agdin-t ald Ebenezcr shreve for the sum of four i
hundred dollars (M 00) with interrs-t at 7 per
ecu i in. uLuiuvr isi, ioftu, auu tor me sum oi
fourteen dollars ($14. ) with interest at 12 per
cent from the Jft d.iy oi October, IbSG, and for
costs; and a decree for the foreclosure of a mort
gage and sale of the felloulng dei-cribcd real
estate situated in the conuty of nickint-on, Mate
of Kansa. to satisfy such Judgment and cot.,
io-lt: The northeast quarter of section number
twenty-four (Jl) in townt-hip lUteen (15) touth of
range one (1) eastof thfa sixth principal meridian,
without appraisement, and oarrlug and fore
closing you and each of ynu and aljof saa defendant.-
trom any right, tltfe pr interest jn or to
t-jifl prernUe or'any parj thpreof.
AViVMV S. HpNaKOKW. Nalntiff.
By SlamUaUiib,, Iinrtl ppwey, lib atiomeis.
Under and by virtno of an order of sale issue-l
by thu Clerk of the District Court of mcklnson
County, State ot Kansas, In n cause pending theru
in, wherein the Hadger Uim.bi.-r Conilwuv l
plalnUH and Orr Decker, Rlvlni Jl. Ik-oker. 'GOo
ard investment Company, j. u. Har.croft and J.
) MpDanieJd, . li. IlSwKt. J. II. nrady. T. B.
b Pet,'1 no Kanag Loan and Trust Company and
Hlley Coil are defendant,; will. On
Monday, January 28, A. D. 1889.
at the front door of the court house In the city of
Abilene, county of Dickinson, btate of Kana-, at
10 o'clock a. m., of said day sell to the highest
bidder for Cash the following dCSCtihrd ruil
estate towit: " J "
sW Kirt In toflshp fl(tceo fl) south
t(ireeft Qf the sW P. M. in
south of range
at Ot tne alith 1 M in Ilirtln.nn
(atintyStaio of Kans.H. The said real estate
w HI be sold pursuant to the Judgment of the court
in saia cause reciteu in sam order or sale.
Witness my hand this 2Cth day of December, A.
D., 18S8. D. W. Naill,
lS-5t Sheriff of Dickinson county KaHsil5.
UtfDfall AND UY VIKTUE CP AN OKHEU
of ale issued by the clerk of the District
Court of Dickinson county, btateof Kans.1, in a
cause pending therein, wherein A. A. Webber Is
plaintiff, and S. ' Kelton, Kebecca Kelton and
the Board of Trade of Gypsum City, Kantai. jie
defendants. I will, on ..a
Monday, -Tnry. 28lh, A. D., 1889,
( tlj Irtmt Joo? of the court house. In the city ot
ivbuene, county of Dickinson, State of Kansa,
at'lU o'clock a. m., of said day sell to the hiu'lie-i
bidder for ca-h, the following dfa;TUud0real
estate to wit: .v.io
' The north half qitltts test halt otlut numbr
thlrtj'-VEw tia $A) oil nOrth KeVenth Street la
BvatmrjcR le Augusthie's edduipn tp th,e tw;,
nWcityof Ablleiie, Id" DicalnSoy,' VGUBIT. btate
' The"s.lIl rca i gjtp win bo sold pursuant to
$h.e JmltjuiPat tI t court in said raue recited In
said tiraer or sale.
NVltncsS my hand this 2G day of December A D.
la 5t Sheriff of Dickinson county, Kas.
In the Ppjytob $yf, SJfWkmeon county.Kansas.
i.i uv mailer 6f the Estate of John Curts, de
ceascl.' TO the heirs of the Said John Curts, deceased, an.(J
nil other persons concerned:
You are hereby nnUfipJ
UL'CClllMcr.A, i If
&&Vsjftfoa T tto
A.fitfairietl'cout araying-thA; lnet w"1"
; I. ti. r- ?& v.v" " v.v
A. t - .jurLUassettheiitn
GfeiiulicUtl . itba, for the hearing of
.,, aua you are nercDy nouneu 10
appear in tho rrouate court oi uicKinsou
county, Kansas, at the city or Abilene in said
county on the 11th day of January, A. D. 18SJ,
at 10 o'clock a. in. of that day, then and there to
show-cause. If any jou hae, why a certain In
strument in writing presented to said Probate
Court, and now on nle therein, should not be ad
mitted to probate as the last will and testament
of the sa.'d John Curts, decease.d and why
letters testamentary thereon should not be issued
to M. Xicolay, tue executor named in said will.
18-J LEWIS E. CL'UTS, Petitioner.
W&ECK IN KENTUCKY.
Disobedience of Trainmen Causa
a Kailroad "Wreck and L.OS3
The Number Killed By the Burning of
the River Steampr Unkuowu
Seven Lives Lost By a Burning Steamer
it n , ttt , m ,, "jaii-a
Hear Seattle, Wash. T Pour Men
Killed in an Explosion.
Lotnsvu.LE, Ky., Dec. 25The through
passenger train to Nashville and the South
on the Louisville & Nashville rvilrrvl rn
? ttr -i, u J railroad ran
,n the KnoxviIIe branch passeneer tram
I at liarastown Junction, twenty-five miles
' south of this city, at S:52 o'clock yesterday
' mornm& and two passengers were killed
outright and thirteen injured severely.
Both trains left this city on time, but the
I hrnnoh mnH -.,;., ,iT:u i .
Dr.anCQ road tram, which left twenty
"nutes ahead of the through, was delayed
by frequent stops until it ran on the other
train's time. At the junction there is a
sharp curve and tho first train stopped on
the main track iust around thn piirv.
The through train was running at the rate
of forty-five miles an hour and splitthe
rear and second coaches of the stationary
train iu two, scattering the fragments in
The passengers who were killed were:
Mrs. Mary Perkins, of Old Deposit, Ky..
Willie Houston, of Water Creek, Larue
County, Ky. The wounded were: Engi
neer McPherson and Fireman Charles
King, both of this city; E. R. Dickerson,
Boston, Ky.; Miss Bertha Flownbacker,
Boston, Ky.;E. S. Miller, Lebanan, Ky.;
Judge Phil B. Thompson, attorney, Shep
herdsville, Ky.; iliss Ada Adams and M.
S. K. Adams, Louisville; Mrs. J. R. Mount
and John Mount, Lagrange, Ky.; Miss
MayKennard, Louisville; Bertha Reehner,
Swiss domestic, East Bernstadt, Ky.
Engineer McPherson and Fireman
King, both of No. 5, are thought to be
fatally hurt The former remained at his
post, but the fireman jumped. Both re
covered consciousness sufficiently to state
that they had seen no flagman. The of
ficers of the road say that the branch road
train, which makes a.U local stops, was de
layed on account of the rush of express
bus'ues.3 and for some reason or other
Aher neglected to notice tho time or failed
to send out the proper signals.
Two coaches of the front train and the
engne and baggage car of the through
train were completely demolished. AH
tho passengers on the rear train were"
severely jarred, but none of them were
fatally hurt The most of the injured were
bruised and scalded.
An investigation of the railroad wreck
at Bardstowu junction, conducted by tho .
Louisville & Nashville officials?, shows that
the conductor ot the first ud the engineer
ot ine otnr, trains disregarded
their w known regulations. Tho
llr train, which had been delayed
and was running on the following
train's time, should have seoV back a flag
man with torpedoes Vat did send back
nobody. Xhe engineer of the following
trn.'nAaiaU, trains have, had instructions
V approach the junction with the train
un,der fujt control, but his train was going
fui speed, I
TttK WEECK OF THE ADAMS.
Memphis, Tenn., Doc. 25. There is.
nothing of a startling nature to report i
concerning the disaster tq tho Kate
Adams. William F. Do.nobue, one of the
clerks, came up yetMxlay f rom the wreck.
He was in, $$ yawl with George Corbett
w&a it eapsized and the last he saw of
hia colleague he was floating down tho'
river clinging to a small ladder Donohue
managed to catch on to bale of cotton
and was swept wA Wto the current
wa.s. reacoeq s raihJS below Commerce
Lafid. w the, Aransas side of the river.
Ho gays PrDett may have been rescued
'Ur'-er down the river. Loss ot life is not
yet definitely known and the prospects are
that the exact number who were drowned
will never be accurately stated. Thirty
five is the most conservative estimate. Of
a party of fifteen white laborers which
boarded the steamer at Friar's Point only
two are said to have been saved. If this
be true the loss of lives may reach sixty,
as manv negroes on the lower deck lost
their lives in attempting to swim ashore
rom the. stern of the burning steamer.
The boat and her cargo were valued at
I fords investigation.
The Testimony Taken at Detroit Coaeera-
Detboit, Mich., Dec 23. M. H. Ford,
chairman of the special committee oa Im
migration and labor, began his invest! gas
tion in the Russell House parlor yesterday)
forenoon, and continued natil boob, vIudj
be left for Grand Rapids to stay ortri
Christmas at home. Mr. Ford will retaraj
Wednesday and resume the taking of tes-!
Lyman A. Bryant, deputy collector of.
customs, testified that his duties are ex-
"Th-J-S tatere-ta of the customs
and he paid no attention to the enforce
ment of the Pauper Labor law of 18S2, and
makes no examinations relative to tho
Contract Labor law. From his connection
with labor organizations ho knew that
a very large percentage, at least 40
per cent., of foreign people from
Europe and Canada, work in our
printing offices as compositors. Many
of these printers live in Canada. In other
trades the same practice prevails, but he
didn't know that inducements were held
out to bring such workmen hers. He knew
of numbers of lumbermen coming into
Michigan from Canada to work in the pino
woods, who, he presumed, went back to
Canada in the spring.
Henry A. Robinsou, a justice of the peaca
and a prominent member of labor organi
zations, testified that he had personal
knowledge of Canadians coming into the
city for employment working daily and
reluming at night. Witness had seen
advertisements iu Canadian papsrs for em
ployes in Detroit, but no names were signed
to them. There were plenty of American
laborers for the various trades at the time,
and the object of securing Canadian
craftsmen was to break down the nnions
and cheapen wages. Witness stated that
it was very difficult to convict employers
of this offense of importing labor. In tho
Detroit street car service there are about
700 persons employed who are aliens. A
partial canvass of the labor organization
developed the fact that aliens formed 25
per cent, of their number.
SENATE AND SAMOA.
Inability of tho Committee to Meet Be
cause of the Absence of Harold Stawall.
Washington, Dec. 25. The sub-committee
of the Senate Committee on For
eign Relations unsuccessfully endeavored
to have a meeting yesterday to examine
Mr. Harold Sewall. Consul at Samoa, who
arrived hero Sunday night from San
Francisco in response to a telegram from
the State Department ; but he evidently ob
tained permission from the State Depart
ment to go to his home in Maine for the
Christmas holidays, for he left for Bath,
yesterday afternoon not to return for a
week. The sub-committee will really be
pleased to be relieved of the duty of mak
ing the investigation this week and
will be glad to defer it until the return
of Mr. Frye, who will be here next week
nni mn.v hfl n.hlA tn rnnrfnpt thtk nriinilTH.
tion himself, which is the wish of Mr.
Sewall. The sub-committee consists of
Sherman, Dolph and Morgan. None of.
thesQ gentlemen have paid special atten
tion to Samoan affairs, while Mr. Fryo is
familiar with the subject. It is on his res
olution that the investigation was ordered.
It is probable, therefore, that the inquiry
will be postponed until after the return of
Mr. Frye next week. Mr. Sherman says-,
however, that he will ondeavor to bare a
meeting of the sub-committee to-morrow.
Increasing Reunions Between Northern
and Southern Veteran.
Baltimore, Md Dec. 25. The past few
years have been fruitful of meetings
between men and organizations represent
ing the North and the South, intended to
bring about a better, a more fraternal, feel
ing between the people ot the two sections.
Nearly every Stato has furnished her
quota of reunions and entertainments look-
J ing to this end. Maryland added another
of the Maryland Line of Confeder
ates presented to General Felix Agnus,
who fought on the Union side dur
ing the late war, a handsomely framed
address thanking him and the American
newspaper, ot which he is publisher, for
tho "generous and manly word spoken in
behalf of a home for destitute Confeder
ates.'' General Angus rendered great as
sistance both morally and materially in,
establishing the Confederate home at
Pikesville. The address closes thus:
"Reverently and devotedly, General, we
pray God to bless-you andyours, and your
honorable comrades of the Union army,
for the chivalric generosity ot your sup
port in this our time ot trial."
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