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ABILENE WEEKLY REFLECTOR. ABILENE, KANSAS, JUNE 28, 1894.
Uo Is Assassinated by An Italian
HIE EXCITEMENT AT FEVER HEAT.
The Murderer Hprlng-s on the Mtepaof M
Csrnnt's Carriage stid Drltrmi Knife
Into tho rretldent' Hoity Near
T.Y0S1, June S5.Mnrle Francois Hadl
Curnot was assasslnalod last night by
nn Italian anarchist named Cesarc
Olorannl Santo, who, under the pretext
of presenting a petition, sprang upon
tho steps o( tho president' lnndnu,
wlillo ho was being driven to the
theater, and stabbed him near the
heart, inflicting n wiund from which
he died at 12MI o'clock this, Monday,
Tho president was visiting Lyons in
connection with tho International ex
hlbltlon. Ills carriage wai being driven
slowly along In front of tho Totals dc
Commerce, and then turneil Into the
Hue de la Bepubllque, still following
the facade of the palace.
When halfway down the street, which
was lined with enthusiastic crowds of
people who wero loudly cheering, n
man rushed out of tho crowd and
sprung upon the step of tho president's
lundnu. Just at this moment M. Cnrnot
was waiving his right hand and salut
ing with his hat In his left hand In re
sponse to tho ovation that was
flvcn htm by tho crowd. Tho pco
pi close to tho carriage saw tho
man standing on tlio step had n
knife In hand. Ily tho (-hire of tho
electric lights they saw tho bright
blade gleam in tho air, as the assassin's
arm descended, and then President Cur
not was seen to full bach in his seat,
deathly palo. Ono of his hands wns
pressed to his heart, when) tho steel
had entered his body.
M. Illvaud, prefect of Lyons, who was
seated by President Curnot, Immedi
ately struck tho assassin u blow full in
tlui fuco and knocked him front tho
step, thus preventing tho man from
again stabbing tho president, which it
was his evident Intention to do.
Instantly cries of "Tho president is
assassinated!" "Death to the assassin!"
Wero heard on every side, uud
tho crowil In tho vicinity of tho
carriage swelled to enormous propor
tions, every member of It seemingly
Intent upon killing tho assassin, lie
was grasped by u dozen hands and his
life would then and there paid tho for
feit of his crime hud It not been for
bcvcral sergeants do vllle, who sclrcd
hhn und attempted to draw him uwuy
from his captors.
This wus found to bo liujiosslble, us
tho Infuriated populace wusdotcrmlm'd
to lynch tho inuu. All effort') of tho
sergeants availed nothing beyond sav
ing the man from instant death, llluivs
were ulmed at his fuea nnd head over
tho shoulders of tho police, who hail
by this timo received reinforcements,
and many of thu blows lauded fairly.
At last the pollen succeeded In driv
ing tin howling moh buck a foot or
from their prisoner, but to get tlio
cuptlve through tho crowd was n
Ill tho lucuntlmo tlio news of tho at
tempted murder spread with light- j
nlng-llke rapidity, uud mounted guurds
wero sent to tlio uid of tho police, who '
wero struggling to preserve the llfo of '
tho assussln. With drawn sabres In
their hands tho guards rodo down Into
tho crowd heedless of whom their I
horses trampled upon. The crowd gave I
way beforo tho horses, and lit lust tho
center of the inob was reached. Then ,
a cordon was formed around tho almost
cxhuusted policemen und their captive,
nnd tho mureh to tho police station bo-
Physicians wero hastily summoned
to attend tho president, who hud Im
mediately been convoyed to tho pro- '
fecturo. A careful examination wns
made of tho wound and the doctors de
clurod tho condition of M. Curnot hope- '
Shortly nfter midnight tho nrch-
bishop of Lyons was summoned to tho !
bedside of tho dying prosldcnt to ad-
minister to him the lust rites of the '
church. Ho was In tlio room but u I
short time when ho retired to un ad
joining room. Hero ho remained until !
18:30 o clock, when ho wus ugaln sum
moned to tho president's room, where
ho administered to him tha sacrament.
M. Carnot remained conscious to the
Santo, who speaks French budly,
when questioned by l'refoot Lepln at
tho police station In Huo Mollerc, Buld
bo had lived at Cotte, department of
Torault, for tho past six months and
bad only ooino to Lyons yesterday, lie
gave his ago ut !3. Ills replies wero
given, coolly, but without any sign of
bravado. Ha refused, however, to un
swer Hny of tho many questions put to
Mm regarding his motive for stabbing
tho president, declaring that an this
subject he would speak only beforo n
tribunul. When ho was scarohed by
tlio police, n book was found In ono of
bis pockets, in which it wns written
that ho had been born In n village In
the province of Milan, Italy,
The excitement continues at fever
heat and It would tako very little to
precipitate bloody antl-Italfaii riots.
All over tho olty threats aro made to
take summary vengeance upon thu
countrymen of Santo, nnd tho author
ities, fearing that attempts would bo
mado to put these threats Into cited,
ordered bodies of culrassers to patrol
the city to prevent any outbreak.
(Irest rortrsll l'nlnter Dead.
Ciiicaoo, June S3. Oeorgo 1. Hcaly,
recognltod In two continents as ono of
tho greatest portrait painters of tlio
century, died at his homo In tills city
yesterday at the ago of 81. lie was
born In Boston In 1813.
Storm at Ilrsill, I ml.
Biuzil, Ind., Juno S3, About 3
o'clock (Sunday afternoon a terrific
wind and rain storm struck tills city,
doing considerable damage to property
uud causing tho death of oue person.
AimonT, 111..' Juno it. Frank Bong
hur, a shoemaker In tills city, shot and
Instantly killed his wife last night mis
taking her for u burglar. Tho hus
band Is now nearly orazed with grief
and a grown daughter Is prostrated
nnd may not recover,
In Clinton, la., Pollee-Capt. Cole
stepped Into a saloon to stop a light
and the entire company in the saloon
Jumped on htm. In the incluo ho shot
William Itener, who died from tho
efteots. Capt. Cole was so badly In
jured ho had to be c&rrlod away.
RESOLUTIONS OF SYMPATHY.
Jlntti Homes I'mm TIifiii on the Dentil of
I'reililent Cnrnot A Message from Mr.
Cleveland Action of (lift Hut llepitrt
meat. Was.iiinoto.v, Juno 50. Tlio denth of
I 1 'resident Curnot was tlio solo theme
nbout tho senate yesterday. A prayer
marked by deep feeling was delivered
by ltov. Dr. Mllburn, tho blind chiip
luln. Then Mr. Morgan, chairman of
the committee on foreign relations, of
fered the following resolution:
Ki'ioHal, That tho senslo of the Unltc-I
Slate unite with the Amorlcnn ieop:o In ex
pressing to the people of Fntiro their sorrow
snil sympathy In the hslfon&l bereavement
they sre suffering from the cruol blow of nn as
sassin whlrh was slinod st tin lwacoof I-'rsnre
oml fell ujion the hcnrl of President Cnrnot.
And ns a mark of regret duo to tho memory of
tho who, virtuous nnd imtrlotte president of
the republic of franco tho scouto will, at the
closo of this proceeding, slant! adjourned until
to-morruw at 14 o'clock. .
Second, thnt tho president of the United
Htstos I relucted to communicate this ei
prcaslon of nitlonal sorrow to tho government
of Trance snd to Mmo. Cnrnot.
I Senator Morgan mado a brief speech
1 In which lie referred to tho patriotism
of the French republic nnd tho cordi
ality of tho relations between the two
republics and ut 10:30 tho senate ud
Tlio following nfliciul action was
j taken by tho slato department on tlio
! receipt of Ambassador Ihistls' olllcial
i Rxrrtmvi: MAftffio, yAsuisflTON, Juno
2 Kustls, Ambassador, l'srls, Trance: Im
press to minuter (f foreign affairs tho pro
found sorrow with which tho president and
America lisvo hesrd of tho nlns'lniis crlmo
which hns robbed tlio lUtfr republic of Its
wise, humane und patriotic chief innsistruto.
' Thu president tiMik notice of tho
tragedy In tho following messngo to
' To tho senate snd tho house of represcntn-
1 Uiiit The shocking Intelligence Is received
that tho president of Iho Trench republic met
his death yestenl ty ut the hands of nn assassin,
This tcrrlblo event which hit overtaken a sis-
i ter republic eunnot fnll lo deeply srouso tlio
lympsthlos of tho American nation, whllo the
violent termination of a carter promising so
, muchlnuldof liberty und In advancing civil
ization should bo mourned as an aflllctlon of
1 mankind. OU'lVKIl CI.EVKLANh.
I KxecutheM.inslon, Junoaa, (Mil
lien the house met yesterday it was
generally understood it would adjourn
early out of respect to thu memory of
Tresldent Cnrnot. Chaplain liughy re
ferred In his prayer to thu calamity.
A message from thu president wns an
iioiinccd und the executive clerk. I'rud
den.uppearcd lit tho mniii door bearing
a large envelope containing the piesl
dent's uiuiiiunccment. Mr. MeCreary,
chiiirniun of tho committee on foreign
affairs, thereupon arose and offered
the following resolutions:
Hesnlvod, Th.it tho housu of re preventatives
of the Cultcd Hiatus of America hailieald
with profound sorrow of tho assassination of
TreKldvnt Curnot slid tenders tho people of
Franco sincere s)tnpjthy In their nntloiml be
reavement, That tlio president of the United
Stales be requested to riuiimiintcato ItiW ex
pression of sorrow to the s'ou'rnmcnt of Iho
republic of Trunco and tu M.idaiuo Curnot nnt
that ns n further mnrk of respect to the met",
ory of tho peopla of tha Trench republic the
houso of representative do now adjourn.
Mr. MeCreary and .Mr. Hilt spohooti
the resolutions and they were adopted
unanimously and tho House lit once ad
journed. THE SUOAR SCHEDULE.
Tulle 1 lilt Srimlors Allen unit Kylo Will
o!h liiHtrllti. Out Iho Duly no Itrtlnril
WAHiilxiirov, Juno Si). It Is stated
upon authority Unit when tho sunntu
takes up the tariff bill for considera
tion III open session, Senutors Allen
and Kylo. of tho populists, who have
till along stood with tho democrats in
committee of thu whole, will vote with
thu republicans to strlku out tho clause
In tlio sugar schedule which places
n duty of one-eighth cent n
Mill nd upon refined sugars. With
this supposition tor u basis,
ami oven democrats vtho favor tho bill
nro Inclined to regard It us true, tho
probability of n break wltli tho possl
blllty of defeat Is being freely specu
lated upon. Tho new turn In tho situ
ation Is serious, but tho demoeratlo
leaders arc unwilling to udmlt that de
feat is possible at this time.
It will bo remembered thnt upon
I'elTer'n amendment for frco sugar tho
vote stood 3.1 to .11. Tho democrats In
tlio senatu have forty-four votes. If
Kylo and Allen vote to strike out the
tax on rcflncd augurs, on n full count
of tho senate tho vote would stand, on
strict party roll, for tho tax, 11; ngulnst
It, II. 11111 und Irby then could, by
voting with tho republicans und popu
lists, defeat thu bill.
Senator Jones last night, when uskeel
what tho effect would bo If Allen and
Kylo voted against the rellucd sugar
It Is too lato to defeat the bill now. Wo had
too long a succcssloa of victories, and tho
democrats hmo shown their organization to bo
too thorough. The vote will bo closo, but we
will curry tho bill through Ju us It Is ugreed
upon la coinmlttco of tho whole. I should not
have lost alerp uud given tho time to tlio bill I
havo If I had thought Its passage depended up
on what tho MipuUst would do. Wo tune
enough democratic votes to pass tho bill, and
that Is what we propose tu do.
PULLMAN EMPLOYES OUT.
The Nhopa nt fit, f.nult nnd l.udlow, ICy.,
Closed by strikes.
St. Louts, Juno I'll, The employes of
tho Pullman .Sleeping Car Co.'m works
In this city struck to-day In uccorduneo
with n plan which Is understood to em
brace thu Pullman shops nil over tho
country. Tho strikers number 3115 men
nnd twenty women.
Cincinnati, Juno SO. Tho 300 em
ployes of tho l'ullmun compnny ut
Ludlow, ICy., went on n strlko to-day
In pursuance of orders from Chicago
and will remain out until thu company
consents to arbitrate Iho dlilloultlcs In
Insurance Companies Win
Toi-KKA, Kan., Juno SO. Jndgo Hnzou,
of the Shawnee county district court,
this forenoon decided what Is known
In usuranco circles ns tho "reciprocal
tax" case, holding that tho claim mado
by tho Kansas insurance department
of u right to collect u tax on tha gross
premiums received hy Now York tiro
companies in Kansas was not well
rolloivril 111 rather nmt Slater.
Four Scott, Kim., Juno 5(1. Frank
Hlliott to-day took poison nnd falling
In that way to kilt himself, he shot
himself through the stomach, Ills
father uud sister killed themselves
nfter repeated efforts nt drowning,
(miaouing und shooting. All seemed
mentally well balanced. Tho boy'a
mother lives In Akron, 0,
To Mtiuid by Dr. Ilrlccs.
New Yoiiiff Juwo SO. Tho Union
Thoologicaltiomlnary has changed Its
constitution so ns to glvo tlio bonnl of
directors power to employ others than
ordained ministers as members of iho
faculty. Should tho general assembly
depose Dr. llriggs from tho ministry ho
bauU stiU bfuojajjipd ut.thg Union.
Sorloua Rioting at Lyons and Mora
THREATS ACAIXST ANARCHISTS.
Italian t Ino Hltnp snd t'nfrs Attnrked and
the rrnprletors I'nrreil In Flee for
Their Mies tlolley's
Lyons, Juno Sfl. The streets of this
city throughout tho day have been
thronged with crowds of excited peo
ple. A largo number of thu stores arc
closed. Serious rioting has ulrcady oc
curred and mora trouble is anticipated.
Wero It not for tho" presence of tho
overwhelming force of troops stationed
In nnd nbout tho eity there Is llttlo
doubt that tho mob wouhlattock tho
palaco of justice and wreak vengeance
upon tho murderer. Mourning em
blems are worn by nearly every man,
woman und child in tho city, nnd no
dwelling seems too poor to display the
emblems of grief from Its windows and
about Its doors.
During thu day a mob, Including n
number of members of thu various
gymnastic societies, who hud arrived In
this city to take part In tho fetes, be
gan to gather nbout the cafes Cusatl,
Mattosl and Madcrnl, and about tho
Italian quarters. Anothcrlargo crowd
gathered about tiio hall where tlio
well-known Italian Ilarmonla club
meets, and most serious disorder
was apprehended. Threats wero
heard on all sides against Italians und
anarchists. Several of thu Italian wiuo
shops wero uttneked nnd partly
wrecked, and the Itollau cafes wero
stoned and otherwise damaged In splto
of tho efforts of tho police and mili
tary. Tho sidewalks in front of tho
Italian cafes wero strewn with wreck
age of various descriptions, stones nnd
broken bottles being most prominent.
At the suggestion of tin: civil authori
ties thu military commander of Lyons
has withdrawn thu troops from tlio
streets, but they nro still held in re
serve, miller unns ut their barracks.
Lust evening tho remains of the deud
president wero removed from tho
apartments in the prefecture nnd tho
procession through tho streets wns
reverently witnessed. No sooner had
tho cortege gone by, however, before a
greut ehango appeared In tho crowd.
Tlio peoplo who had heretofore stood
reverent nnd mute before thu nation's
martyr, now gave vent to tholr pent-up
excitement nnd ruffe, Ilverywhcro
could be hoard cries of "Long llvo Car
not and death to his murderer!''
Tho Midden transition In thu feelings
of the crowd bo led 111 for tho resident
Italians, uud when soiuu of tho more
hotheaded men In tho ciowd promised
that an attack be inuilo upon thu
Italian quarter, tho proposition wus re
ceived with wild cries of approval. In
almost less time than It takes to tell it
an enormous mob, nt the head of which
was carried u French ling,. wus; en
route to that part of the city given
over to the Italians, mid before tko
llco could Intervene to prevent thu
trouble the mob hud attacked all tho
shops belonging to tho foreigners and
sacked them. Tho proprietors mid
their families wero forced to lieu for
As tho night iidvanccd the rlotlnir In
the city became more widespread, mid
at ono tlino it nppenrud us though tho
mobs would take full possession of the
town. In thu liulllotcrlo quarters thu
disturbances, wero particularly violent.
Thousands of men nnd boys paraded
tho streets, and attacked and sacked
every Italian storo they enmo across.
Allien ot tlio loot oiitnined bv thu ri
oters consisted of llqiiurs, part of which
wits urmuc uy mo rioters, whllu what
wus not so disposed of wus either
poured Into thu streets mid set on fire
or burned in tho casks und barrels
which wero rolled Into thu middle ot
thu thoroughfares. Muny nets of vio
lence wero committed nnd thrcuts of
death to Italians were freely bundled
A policeman was seriously wounded
In tho llrottenux quarter wfillo defend
ing un Italian wine shop ngulnst uu at
tack by a frenzied mob. The streets
uru strewn with debris of every de
scription. Thu left side of tho river
Illume was the sceuo of tho worst nets
of violence. Hero the troops wero sum-
luoncil to nut tho polleo and had tho
utmost illftloulty lu restoring ontcr. In
the center of tho town the mobs weru
more amenable to orders und tlio troops
wero repeatedly cheered. During tho
night u total of 300 urrcsts wero made.
Tho polleo uro particularly uuxlous
to Und n hair dresser's assistant named
Mnrlus VIollcy, who Is suld to havo ro
pcatcdly predicted that 1'rcsldent Car
not would bo murdered on arrival hero.
An Italian woman, who proves to havo
been Vlollcy'u mistress, and ono of
Vlolley's associates named Houx havo
been urrcsted. Vlolloy himself, how
ever, has disappeared, but the polleo
uro hopeful that they will soon bo nblo
to trace him. ltecently whllo drunk u
friend of Vlolloy In his maundering ex
claimed: "1 hear tho tolling of bells.
Vlolloy has written an article, und wu
uro betrayed." This ut tlio time was
thought nothing of, but now tho refer
ence to tho tolling of bells seems preg
nant with meaning.
Vounff Man Tnrreit nml Teatheroil.
Salkji, Nob., Juno'tiu. At a lute hour
last night a mob of ubout twenty-live
men tooku young man, Martin Thuycr,
to tlio fair grounds and after divesting
him of his clothing uppllcd n liberal
coat of tur and feathers and warned
him toloave Salem nt oneo. Tho young
man Is eharged with Ill-treatment of
his aged fathor In such uu outrageous
manner that tho pOpiil too resolved U
tako heroic measures.
In Whlto Hull, Mlch.,"Uttrvcy D.
con's hoiuo took flro, burning his 13
months old girl und badly burning his
aged mother. It was jiuspeoted that
tho building was tired bv Hurtles lntlm
neighborhood. Iltlll fin fnv..t,lr.ntl,.t. I
will bo mado.
llUnd Sure of llenoinlnntloa.
.Thfi-kiimov Tits- M. .!.,.. s.i Tl...
......... ... , .-.u., vu w, luu
demoe.'utlo congressional committee of
the F.lghth dlstrlut met hero and Issued
u call to the democratic voters lo inert i
at California, Mo., on August II, to I
nominate n candldato for congress, I
Hon. U. t1. ltlnntl will 1n nnml,,ni..l
by this convention,
A dlsnatuh from I'oiit.v.l'rl.l W.,lnU
said that 17S bodies bad been recovered
iroin tlio Athlon colliery near Cllflnd,
tho sceuo of tho recent tiro-damp ox
plosion. rMi'SVimi.nu,..,... .
AN AWFUL MINE HOnROR. I
Number Killed by an Kiploslon In the
Albton Colliery AlffregnUs 3AO. !
f-,..,.MU ..... M-l... .... ...1.. '
wwn.irr, uunu a. no moil .yiiij
effected. . All hope for those still In tho
pit has lieon abandoned. Tho number
of tho dead will, It Is believed, reach
S.'.O. It has been ascertained that 297
men nnd boys descended tho shaft Sat
urday, and of this number only seven
teen havo been snvod.
A largo number of bodies are burled
beneath tho earth falls, nnd It has been
found Impossible as yet to extricate
them. Those not killed by tho explo
sion or crushed to death by tho falling
earth nnd rock wero undoubtedly
asphyxiated by tho after-domp.
Tho bodies of those recovered who
were killed by the actual explosion,
which was terrific, were terribly mu
tilated. In many cases arms and legs
were blown completely from the trunks.
Limbs from missing bodies have been
found In several parts of tho mlno.
In ono placo n dozen liodles wero
found togcthcr.o Tho men hud evi
dently been overtaken bv tho uftcr-
damp whllo endeavoring to make their
Tho SCCnO Of the disaster has
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..v.... ...u ujr muii-usm,-. ui uii:
form tho surrounding country. There
wcro recovered last night eighty-six
Lnto last evening the rescuing par-
ties succeeded In extricating a largo
number of bodies. Thus far 13 bodies
havo been taken from tho pit.
vvecgrnm was yesicr lay rcceivcn
from tho queen. Her majesty said sho
win inucn shocked by the sad disaster,
and expressed her deep sympathy with
tho families of the dead.
The Hennte stakes Little 1'rogreM on the
Income Tnl Tlio Ilellcleury Approprlrt- t
tlnn lllll In the House.
Washington, Juno IS. Llttlo actual
progress was inane wun tno income
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feiWbjS TUB TOWN ISiiTwiPFJl n.,T ' I!. - ffuwTiSSJSJS
on account of tho suffocating heat. Ticln"y slnc, Sum,ny noon, tho
Mr. lllll offered a scries of amendments j tvere, however, occurring jester
to reduce tho amount of the Income "L, ,,, ?nr ", ? 1? r"ln ,X",ml
exemption from S1,000 to 81,000, 83,0OO, i'. ,?!,,'?. -, '.?" T... "7
$5,500 or 83,000, which were In turn
voted down. He then offered nn
nmendment to change thu data on
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"ivti vnu uicuiuv mx provision snuuitl
go Into effect from January 1, IS9S, to
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Ail nmendment by Mr. Hoar to In-
cludo Judges of Ur.Itcd States courts
In exemption from Income tax was
An uiiicndment by Mr. Feffcr, de
claring It a felony to mnko a falsu re
turn, nnd providing a penalty of Im
prisonment with hard labor, for from
one to flvo years, was lost.
Mr. Sherman inquired whether any
estimates had been mado as tu thu
probable yield of rovonua from this
Mr. Vest replied the general estl
mnto was 8.10.000,000, but ho did uot be
lieve nny accurate estimate could bo
Mr. lllll then mored the Interest on
United States bonds (exempt by the
provisions of the bill) bo subject to the
At l:ll, without voting on the amend
ment, the senatu went Into executive
session, nnd nt J:S0 adjourned.
Washington, Juno 2.1. The house
held n short session on Saturday. After
considering tho deficiency appropria
tion bill It went over nntll to-day. Mr.
Cogswell, of Massachusetts, raised n
discussion ns to thu conduct of the pen
sion bureau. At 3:13 p. in, adjourn
ment was had.
MR. PERKINS' FUNERAL.
Iteinaliisof the Ili.Soualor I. old to lies! la
IIim k Creek Cemetery.
Washing ion, Juno SI. Tlio remain
of Hon, lllshop W. Perkins wero In
terred Saturday at Hock Creek ccmo
tery. Tho houso adjourned early In
tho afternoon In order that thu mem
bers might attend tho funeral.
The simple services held at the fami
ly residence, UU Sixteenth street,
Northwest, began ut 4 o'clock.
The uctlvo pall-boarers wore J. R.
Klchmond, It. M. Hnrt, K. C. Maunln,
II. 0. Stcuven, W. W. .Martin and W. C.
llurchllcld, nil of whom formerly re
sided In tlio Third Kansas congres
sional district, and had secured tholr
places lu tho departments hero through
Mr. l'erklns' Inlluenco.
Dr. Tennis S. Hamlin, pastor of tho
Church of tho Covenant, which Sir.
Perkins und family had long attended,
conducted tho funeral services. Tho
services ut both houso and cemetery
wero brief but Impressive
Kuuaaa County Conventions.
The democrats of Lyon county In
convention at Emporia Saturday elect
ed delegates to tho state nnd congres
sional conventions. Doth delegations
uru a unit against fusion.
Tho democrats of Johnson county, In
convention ut Olatho Saturday, nom
inated u full county ticket nnd electod
delegates to tho stato convention
pledged tonstralghtdemocrntlu ticket.
At u convention of the democrats of
Ottawa county nt Minneapolis Satur
day delegates were olected to the stuto
and congressional conventions. Reso
lutions wero passed Indorsing the dem
ocratic administration and declaring
Tho llourbon county democrats In
convention at Ft. Scott Saturday en
dorsed David Overmyer for governor,
nnd Judge J. D. MeCleverty, of Ft.
Scott, for nssoclato Justice of tho
supremo court of Knnsas. Tho conven
tion also endorsed tho present adminis
tration, declared for bimetallism and
ngulnst prohibition mid women suf
frage. A resolution Instructing for
Col, II, I.. Moore for rcnoinluatlon and
endorsing Senator John Martin was
liulliiu Interpreter Commits Nulclde.
Cnr.VKNNK, Wyo,, Juno S3. Henry
Reed, un Arnpahoo Indian Interpreter,
shot mid killed himself last night at
Shoshone agency, nfter killing tits
child. The enuso for tho murder und
suicide Is unknown.
Ciish ItiiURci! lii tho Treasury.
Washington, June it!. Tho cash bal
ance lu tho treasury yesterday wns
81b1.3Wl.0iW, of which fOi'.OOO.tOJ was
gold: 91,000,000 In gold was takon yes
terday from tho Now York anb-trcasi
nry for export. With Saturday's do
jMsslts In tho sub-trcusury tills makes
tho true amount of thu rescrvo 801,400,
00,1. In Chicago. Mrs. Carrie Heed. book.
keeper of the Oeorgo Thinner Lumber;
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murder at ouoo eomiultUd nulotfo, I
.. arJlraTUtt-fursv-T -nu ifli if Ifa
Severe stormi itnunit llsrittn, Mn nnd
Alurli DattiMjre Done Hani Illow nt
Meilco, Slo. House Wrecked
Wichita, Knn., June SO. At 7:30 last
evening a tcrrlblo cyclone from tho
southwest struck tho village of Kclgh
ley, Ilutlcr cuunty, und nearly wiped
tho llttlo town out of existence. All
the telegraph wires nro down nnd tho
Information wus broiio-lit to Ion bv a
courier, who rodo over on a swift
horse. Owing to poor teleirranh fnelll
ties with Leon and thu fact that the
courier left Kcighlcv Immediately nf
ter the cyclone passed over, the de
tails arc meagre.
It Is known, however, that lid Thur
mun was crushed to death In 11 stable.
Jinny wero pinned under fulllnc houses
nnd their fearful walls Indicate serious
lnturles. It Is thought thnf mimv u-nn,
killed on tho n,-,.l,,.,.-.nl., Ht... ,.,...
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ns jar east as tlio people ootild sco It.
Two general stores, tho largest build-
lngs In tlio vlllngc, were crushed llko
eggshells. A freight train was stand-
ing on the 'Frisco track nt the timo
nnd six cars wore lifted up nnd turned
upside down. This would Indicate
I that tho cyclone was at least 800 feet
The wreck Is standing on tho track
piled up, It Is said, thirty feet high nnd
trains cannot pass until somo timo to-
night. Tho storm from which tho
cyclone evolved passed over Wlch-
unnuoniuoclocK anil foreboded d Is -
aster somewhere. It was cyclone
IIaiiI'IN, Mo., Juno SO. Scvcro rain
j nnd wind storms have occurred In tlui
I Much damage has been done to tho
I wheat, many Melds being lnld flat with
mo grouml. boino corn tlclds wero In-
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. f e,c. ",l "UK clilnch bugs nnd the rain
will drown them out.
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It will undoubtedly overflow soon nnd
thodainago this will causo will bo very
Whllo tho storm was on last evening
n young son of Dr. Mctlrcw, nbout 0,
stepped out on tho (Kirch und reached
his arm out for a hailstone, when n
falling stono struck It, breaking tho
nrm Just above tho elbow. The Wabash
passenger train had all tho north panes
of tho coaches knocked out by tho hall
between hero nnd Norborne. Tho hail
wns thu largest over known to have
fallen here. Somo stones weighed
after the storm hud ceased balanced
one-half und three-quarter pounds.
1IAIII 1II.OW AT 1IEXICO, MO.
Mkxico, Mo., Juno 20. A fearful
storm swept over tills section of SIIs-
sourt hist evening, wind, rain and hull
havln; devastated property lo nn In
calculable extent. No nuthcntlo news
Is available 'ut this hour, as tho tele
graph lines nro down nnd the ground
almost impassable on account of tho
water. Two miles west of tills city hall
ns largo ns hen eggs Is said to havo
fallen, nnd tho damage to crops and
property Is certainly vory great It
blew very hard In this city, nnd tho In
habitants took rcfugo in cellars and
IIOCSE WIIKCKKI) I1V LIGHTNING.
NomoNVll.LE, Kan., Juno 20. Light
ning played havoa hero yesterday.
Two horses belonging toJcsso Murls
wero killed nnd tho houso of C. O.
Jnnssen wns badly wrecked. Miss
Jollvet, of St. Louis, who was visiting
nt Mr. Jausscn's, hud u very narrow
cscnpo from Instant death. About
three mid u half Inches of rain has
fallen hero In tlio last twenty-four
Tho Loss nf r.lfe on the Tugbont Nlcol
flrenter Than I'lrat i:tlinnto.
Nkiv YonK, Juno SO. How many per
sons were drowned by tho capsizing of
tho tug Jnincs I). Nlcol, off Snndy
Hook, is not yet known. Tho excur
lonlsts weru from all over tho cast
side, from College Point, from Ilrook
lyn und even from Iloboken. and It Is
probable that somo of those drowned
will never bo reported or heard from
Tho disaster Is rendered inoro har
rowing by the fact that most of tlio
men wero mnrricd, and lcnvo largo
families. Tho biggest estimates In tho
dispatches sent out wero probably
within tho mark, for it Is now thought
that not less than thirty-six persons
perished. So fur, however, only seven
bodies hnve been recovered.
They Are Thrown fromn lluvketaatl Fall
Joit.IN, Mo., Juno SO. Jumoa John
son und Hugh Means, miners, weie
killed yesterday on tho Jacobs and
Fryu ground. They stepped Into tho
tub to descend Into tho shaft without
calling to tho holstcrmnu. Tho brake
wus not set und tho tub descended
nbout 10 feet, when It struck tho crib
bing and tho men weru thrown off.
They fell TO feet. Johnson's neck was
broken. Means lived three hours.
Atchison, Knn., Juno SO. Henry
Drown, n ll-ycar-old colored boy, was '
drowned In tho north branch of White
Clay creek yesterday whllo wading In
tho stream. Ordinarily It docs not
contain a foot of water, but was badly
swollen yesterday, ns a result ot tho
lato rains. i
llepiibllcna l-oncue Clabs.
Is In readiness for tho convention tit
the republican league. The arrival of
iikns kii, iJi,, aiuiu an. r.veryining
so many strangers promoted tho lag-
gards to offort, and Hags and bunting i
wavo iroin rvory iiusiness uioou, Willie orao iiuponauco, mm oiuipnuin siuiou ,ig umrg0 nf Hon, Jerry South, ex
brass bands keep tho nlr vibrating, I that Fred Parsons, the richest young mcmberof the stuto legislature, who
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At Chicago Chlcniio 16, llaltltnore, s.
At Pittsburgh -Pittsburgh, o: Wsshlngtou, I.
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William S, Slmsroth, lato treasurer I
ud secretary of tho Switchmen's Mu-
tuul Aid society. 1, as been dWiarged
ou an nn uo uijr. iitotoiuh
he was short 833,000 In UU accounts. I
Bites?! WMrrsWIi An'il . v'tlmt iiTfcliirniarai mufc
BLOSSOMS and gossip.
house by tho river, do you?'
"Tso, I did not say anybody had
moved In. I only uald there had been
two women folks looking at 1L"
"iorine land's sake, what Is this
world coming to? Two women looking
at the river house! Well, I ncvcrl"
i,m if" i Miranda Blmpklns said:
Well, I noverl" In that particular
tone, you wore to understand thero was
nothing more to bo said. JJut this timo
.m.,em,c.d.t.obe, ,or he ooDHnuo'Il
Hell, all I havo got to say la that
they must bo strangers, for of course
they won't take It.
know about the matter, and how you
lOUUll it OUt"
Why, Bill Jones told me. Vnn
Know no lias all tho moncv
now ha has all tho money ho can
muko by renting the old house, but be-
tween vou and ma 1 didn't, nm. 1,.
Horn he wrmhl lot If TlMth.k.. .....
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"For the land's sake-them poorcrlt-
' lers going In therel I tell you what
tls, Joel, It's dreadful, and I feel It my
duty to warn them. Where did you
say they lived?"
i "(loodncss me, Mlrandy, how should
, I know where they llvo?"
"Why didn't you ask Dill Jones?
Thero ought to bo something dono
"Well, I don't see what It Is to Us, or
! what wo can da"
j "I'll tell you ono thing you might do.
; Joel Sltnpklns. You might ask Fred
Parsons why ho don't como 'round here
no more. He camo half a dozen times
to see Sally, and then stopped comln'.
If you was tho right kind of father,
you'd try to mako a match 'tween him
nnd our daughter Sally. He's rich
dreadful rich- and our gal don't want
to have to drudge the way 1 have."
"Sally's n heap prettlcr'n ever you
was, but she's jest as bad when her
tonguo gets to wagging at gossip and
l'arsons Is a man with enough sense to
undoestand that ho ought to keep
away," suld Jool but ho said It under"
May blossoms and the new tenants
had como together, and, though tho
river houso might bo hauntod, one of
the most beautiful orchards auywhero
near New York was a part ot the es
tate. Mrs. Slmpkins, directly she learned
that a servant was cleaning tho river
houso, started on her errand. As sho
entered tho gnto she looked nil aronnd,
as If expecting to see the ghost then
and there. After trying tho knocker
at tho front door with no result sho
went around to tho kitchen. Here sho
was met by a buxom Irish mald-of-all-work,
who was singing nt tho top of
her volco, and worked awny with a
will, seemingly not caring a fig for his
ghostshlp. Un seeing tho stranger
Ulddy stopped, and, retting on her
Mrs. Slmpkins paid no attention to
her greeting, but blurted out:
"My poor girl, do you know where
"Shure, and that Is what I do, mum,"
answered Ulddy, with a cheery laugh.
"Do you know this houso Is haunted
that every night at midnight old John
Smith's ghost goes roaming through It
lamming doors and groaning jest
"Yes, mum," said Iilddy,
"And does your mistress know It?"
"Yes, mum a b'y told hor tho other
3ay whin sho camo down here."
"And Is sho coming In tho face ot all
"No, mum; she and Miss Nora are
coming on the cars, mum."
"Do you an Idiot?"
"Yes, mum or, that Is, I don't know,
but Miss Nora can tell ye anything the
lolko of yo 'ud be wanting to know
whin she comes. Sho Just dotes on
ghosts and such things."
"Well, I nevcrl" oxclalmed Mrs, Slmp
kins, as sho turned and loft tho house,
while Iilddy resumed her song: "Mo
n-.ii,, Qwaai sin.. ns?.n
"It's my opinion, Joel rjimpklns, that
they're a queer lot down there In that
river houso," said Mrs. Slmpkins, on
"What makes you think so, Ml
randy?" "Well, I went down there to tell
them about the ghost and would you
bellove it? That servant ot theirs said
the lust doted on ghosts?"
"What's their namo?"
"O'Nell, I guess."
"Didn't you uak?"
"No. I was so upsot I forgot It But
the Irish girl called one ot them Miss
Nora, and when I como away I hoard
her singing about her darling, Miss
Nora O'Nell, so I reokon that's her
namo. I Jest think that Irish girl Is a
A tew days later Joel Slmpkins told
his wlfo that the folks had arrived at
tho river house.
Accordingly,- Mrs. Slmpkins called a
econd time at tha haunted houso.
This time she was met by a mlddlo
aged lady ot floe appearance, who
greeted hcrplcasantly, but rather form
ally, "How do you do, Mrs. O'Nell?" Mrs.
Slmpkins said. "I am Mrs. Joel Slmp
kins, and I am not ashamed of my
"I am glad to hear ot It, Mrs. Slmp
kins. Will you walk In? You aro
somewhat mistaken In regard to my
name. It Is not O'Nell, but Allen."
"For the land's sakes 1 thought It
was O'Nell, I am sure I heard that
girl of your'n singing about her 'dar
lint Miss Nora O'Nell.'"
Mrs. Allen smiled, and said that ah
though her daughter's name was Nora,
Biddy's nong had nothing to do with
Incidentally, to Invest herself with
somo Importanco, Mrs. Slmpkins stated
that Fred Parsons, tho richest young
Incidentally, to Invest herself with
Jim Wall didn't finish. Than a. .
loud, sharp report, and tho Chinaman
rolled over nnd over on to tho ground,
holding his side and yelling with
f 'lng with native grace, and holding
tho smoking pistol pointed at tho
Walltcr pulled off his sombrero, and.
,,j ' ye'r
beg yer pardon for scaring yer,
m rt,Ho galootau USi
.. j Kenvon had fflren a
MJai "Xak! w.lkcd " If
"Hut they did tako 1L" Joel Insisted .nM St.. 71...1.- ....-.-....,,. 7" ' .
"and they are going to send-thelr sorv- church. "It la 'mv onlnlnn ii.i .t,.t.
, . ant to clean It for them rloht awav." r,nm. 1. , am.- -. -11 ,....,,.,
,,.. y 1 L-i , i . ,1 Tr ..... uu, oiku ui un, uu. omita,
. 1 ..u,t, uuoi oiuiuKins. leu me nil vnu nn.i r-.i nA i. nn 1.11 .
M rs. Smith's letters, she would like 'ttf
Ily this lime Mrs. Simnklns and bee
friends wero a good deal excited over
Suspicion grow fast. Many things
wero said of tho occupants of tho river
house. SI Jenkins, who lived near,
told his wlfo that lights burned thera
all night Ezra Durke saw a woman
In while como to an upper window nnd
look out with wild eyes. He know It
was a woman because of her long hair,
clso ho'd "a-thought It weroold Smith's
ghost" Conjecture ran high. At last
It was decided that n delegation of
wait upon Mrs. Allen and demand an
explanation of the mystery.
' turned out to bo some kin of that old
Jnhn Hmllti ,ul,n.. ..!,.. I.....1. .1...
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thnir iln i-. o.iinnn
So the next afternoon tho delegation
started on Its errand.
"I'm just aching to tell them what I
think of BUch doings," Mrs. Slmpkins
said, as she raised the heavy brass
knocker and applied it with so raueh
energy that the door was opened al
most Immediately by pretty Miss Norx
"How nro you, ladles? Walk right
lu," she said, uvidently rather sur
prised. "Mamma will bo bore in a
very few minutes. Sho has gone for
Mrs. Slmpkins nodded to the others,
ns much as to sayi "Just In time." And
they followed Nora Into tho parlor.
She tried to entertain them until her
mother returned, but fcltqulto relieved
when sho saw her coming and went to
the door to meot her.
"Como right In, mamma. There are
somo ladles waiting for you."
Mrs. Allen was astonished to find so
many callers In her parlor at one timo,
but showed no traco of sutprlto In her
"Good afternoon, ladles; I am very
glad to sco you. It was such a lovely
day that I went for the mall myself. I
hope you have not been waiting long."
Her greeting was so cordial that Sirs.
Jones afterwards said she was glad she
was not head of tho delegation. After
ono or two Ineffectual efforts Mrs.
Slmpkins abruptly began:
"Mrs. Allen, or Mrs. Smith, or what
ever your namo Is tho Lord only
knows, we don'tl wo have come hero
this afternoon to find out who you are.
You glvo your nnmo as Allen, and get
letters for Mrs. Smith, and wa ain't
used to no such goings on, and wo havo
come hero to have you explain, If you
can, for wo don't want no mystorlos In
Surprlso rendered Mrs. Allen speech
less for n moraont; then she coldly said:
"Ladles, I gavo my namo as Allen
simply because that was my husband's
name, and, consequently. Is mine.
Mrs. Smith Is my widowed sister, who
resides with mo. For reasons not
necessary to state, I receive and an
swer her letters. That is tho meaning
st tho supposed mystery which has
caused you so much distress. Like the
ghost It exists only In Imagination."
She ceased speaking and glanced to
ward the door, evidently oxpecttng her
visitors to go; but Mrs. Slmpkins was
not easily routed.
"You say your sister lives wlthyoui
It's odd no ono has over seen her and
that you nover havo no company. And
can you tell us, ma'am, who the poor
critter Is that roams about this house
at night, all In white?"
Mrs. Allen's face was very stern as
"I had hoped that It would not be
necessary to go Into tho details of this
painful matter; but in order to check
malicious gossip I will oxplatn that my
sister Is a confirmed Invalid, and left
the city because she was on tho verge
of nervous prostration. Wo came hero
that sho might bo perfectly quiet, and
have avoldod company on her account
Sho Is not ablo to read or answer her
letters, which all refer to business, as
she owns considerable real estate In
town. Now, ladles, as I have nothing
more to say concerning my private
affairs, I will bid you good afternoon."
Mrs. Allen's tone and manner for
bade further words, and tho discomfited
women roso In a body and marched out
of the house. Not until they reached
tho gate did .Mrs. Slmpkins rocovor
her powers of speech; then sho ex
claimed: "Well, I neverl"
Had Mrs. Slmpkins got a glance Into
tho orchard, where May blossoms made
a thick, sweet-scented carpet on the
ground, sho would have been even
more amazed, and utterly enraged.
For Fred l'ursons nnd Nora Allon
wero soated there. She was holding a
sprig ot tha blossoms, which ho had
Just broken off for her, and Fred was
"I wonder If thoso old gossips have
gone, Nora? What a clattor they
would raise If they knew that I had
just surrendered my heart to tho fair
est stranger that over camo to this,
queer old townl"
Tho gossips heard all about It later,
when tho woddlnir bells tiealniL Mrs.
Simpkins vented her spite In her chart!
actcrlstlo way. To this day she can't
understand why Fred Parsons Ignored.'
th l,nnAn .s ,-nln n u,!?.. nn.l n
the chanco to
mother-ln-luw proficient In the art oil
gossip. N. Y. Journal.
The slayers of the Weeks Family Captured
Little Hock. Ark.. June SO. Wil
liam II. Taylor, a banker of Drowning,
Mo., and his brother, licorgo Taylor, a
farmer, who nro charged with having
murdered tha Meeks family near llrown-,
ing, Mo., on tha night of May 10 last,.
Lj f0P whose nrrost rewards aggre'
I gating 8S.000 havo been offered, nr
teglstereilol iilousoii's hotel.thls city
They nro nominally under arrest, i.
iff ,.mrg0 f u(m, ,it.rry South, e.
mcmberof the stuto legislature, wr
leadsteredat (Hanson's hntol.thls eltv.
They nro nominally under arrest, iio-
arrested tho men nt Buffalo City Salur-
duy and brought them to this eity. Tho
",e" admit their Identity, but clnlm to
Inimeent of the atrocious crime
with which thoy nro charged.
"v nro wining 10 return iu urown-
Jurn.l stand trial and say they lied
to avoid mob violence
An unusual feature In tho ease Is
that their coptor, Mr. South, being a
proposes to remain In tins city wltn the
Taylors until ttasoimnUpu ndjovtrns.,
rcr sucn is nnr I'Meiatian ,is