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DODGE CITY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 18, 1890.
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' The growth of the population ct
Kansas during the last ten years is
estimated at sixty-seven per cent.
Forty-three stars now belong on
the flag of the great nation which has
just celebrated its birth. Thirteen was a
lucky original number for the glorious
United States of America.
The most densely populated square
mile in the world is in the city of New
York. It is inhabited by 270,000 peo
ple, the larger part of whom are Ital
ians, who speak only their native lan
guage. Concise history of Louisiana: Ceded
to Spain in 1762, ceded back to France
in 1803, sold to the United States in
IS03, admitted to the Union in 1812,
and purchased by the Louisiana Lot
tery company in 1690.
The Kansas wheat crop this year is
probably exceeded by- one only., in the
history of the state thus far. In 1884
we raised 48,000,000 bushels but it
brought ns only 40 cents a busbeL In
1S00 wj will raise about 40,000,000 bush
els but it will bring us 60 cents or
S4,000,000 more than the biggest crop
ever before raised.
The monotony in some men's lives
was strikingly illustrated in the case of
Judge James Lawrenson of Baltimore
who has just died at the age of eighty
seven years. lie had been a clerk in
the postoflice department at Washing
ton for fifty-seven years, and during a
great part of that time had traveled to
"Washington in the morning and back
to his home in Baltimore at night, six
davs in a week.
The world's fair commission has
adjourned till October 8th. At the
meeting recently a resolution was
adopted expressing the satisfaction of
the commission with the financial re
port of the local organization, referring
to the raising of the 810,000,000 fund.
A new- committee was named, consist
ing of eight commissioners, and known
as the committee on machinery and
"It is a rather significant fact," the
Boston Journal pointedly observes,
that the prairie state of Illinois con
tains four watcli factories which pro
duce 2,000 watches a day, or more than
the output of all England. It is a sig
nificant fact, and a sad fact for those
would be philanthropists who have
been insisting that for Illinois to make
watches was Hying in the face of
nature, and that the United States
should be the farm and permit Eng
land to be the workshop.
In tlio case of the State against
Waile, editor of the Lincoln Beacon,
for an alleged libel, which was reversed
ii many errors occurring in the trial,
rforton, C. J., in delivering a concur
ring opinion, said: "I think that every
newspaper has a right to comment
upon matters of public concern, pro
vided that it is done fairly and honest
ly. 1 do not think that such comments
are libellous, however severe in their
terms, unless they are written and pub
lished maliciously. I think the admin
istration of the law, the verdict of
juries, the conduct of suitors, their
lawyers and witnesses, are all matters
of comment by newspapers as soon
as the trial is over.
Eon convenience in estimating dates
a line is considered to be drawn from
Behring Straits through the Pacific
Ocean to the south pole. Xo conti
nents or important islands are touched
by tliis line, the nearest considerable
body of land being Easter Islands,
about 250 miles west of Chili. This
island is just west of the line, and on
it the new day is considered to make
its earliest appearance. As the sun is
visible to some parts of the earth at all
limes, its apparent movement west
ward, which is due to the earth's actual
rotation in the opposite direction, car
rying it 15 degrees farther and farther
west every hour, it is necessary to have
eome north and south line to divide off
one day from another. The nations
have agreed upon the line here men
tioned. To all places west of this line
the date is one day later than it is to
the places east of it. For example:
to the persons sailing toward the line
lroni the American Continent to-day it
is Sunday, July '., but the moment the
line is crossed the date instantly be
comes Monday, July 7. To persons
sailing over the line coming in an east
el ly direction the process will be re
versed. Those going towards the west,
therefore, drop a day out of their calen
dar when they cross the line, and those
coming east will have to count one of
their days twice over.
Is Turkish prisons the Mussulmans
and Christians are kept apart, and the
former, a grave and gentleman-like
looking set of men, bask in the sun
most of the day, smoking, and they
perform frequent ablutions at the
trickling fountain in the middle of their
airing yard. They give no trouble, and
wait with the utmost patience until it
shall please Allah to open the prison
doors for them. The Christians, a herd
of Greeks, Bulgarians and Macedoni
ans, with the most villainous faces,
morals and manners, imaginable, have
to be ruled by a tight hand to be kept
from strangling one another. When it
becomes necessary to hang one of these
gentry, the Greek goes to his punisment
struggling and howling; the Turk
makes no more ado about the matter
than if he were going to have his head
shaved. As the Turkish exchequer
provides no hangman or ropes for exe
cutions, some curious things occasion
ally happen. Xot long ago a Turk who
had to be hanged at Kirdjoli walked
about the town for an hour with two
soldiers who bad been ordered to hang
him. These soldiers did not mean to
buy a rope with their own money, and
they failed to borrow one. Eventually
they broke into a stable, stole a rope,
and hanged their man from a nail over
One Rnndred People Drowned.
Lake City, Jfinn., July 15. Xight be
fore Ust just before dark a disastrous cy
clone bore down on this community, and in
)a few minutes nearly 100 persons were
A little before dark a terrific wind struck
this village, driving every one in doors.
Trees were uprooted, buildings wrecked
and much damage done in the short time
the storm lasted. In a few moments the ,
story was abroad that an excursion boat
with over 200 people on board was capsized
In the middle of Lake Pepin. The boat
was the steamer Sea Wing, which came
down the lake from Diamond Bluffs, a
small place about seventeen miles north of
here, on an excursion to the encampment
of the First regiment X. G. S. M., which,
was being held nine miles below this city, j
The steamer started back on the homeward
trip about 8 o'clock. The boat was crowd-'
ed to Its fullest capacity, hating on board
about 150 people, men, women and children
and had attached to the stem of the Sioani
er a barge on which there were about fifty
more. Xearing a place called Central
Point the steamer momentarily ran into a
bar and the barge was cut loose, after
which she was again set adrift into the
lake. As the barge floated again into deep
water its occupants were horrified a
moment later to oDserve the steamer cap
size and its cargo of 150 people precipitated
into the lake.
Those on the barge were all rescued or
swam ashore As soon as the storm began
to affect the progress of the boat, Capt
Weathem gave instructions to run the
boat into the Wisconsin shore, but it was
too late. The wavei were running too
high to permit the helmsman to operate
the rudder, and the boat was at the com
plete mercy of the storm.
A dozen or more secured the few life
preservers that were to be found and jump
ed into the waterprefereingtotakechances.
In five minutes more water began to wash
into the boat and fill the lower decks, and
while hail as large as hen's eggs came
down on the heads of the poor and helpless
creatures who were huddled to-gether on
the ton, a huge wave struck the craft on
the side at the same moment that a ter
rific blow of wind more horribly forcible
than the others came up and carried the
boat over. All of the people on board, 150
or more, were thrown into the water. The
boat turned bottom upwards and only
about twenty-five peoplo were observed
floating on the surface These caught hold
of the boat and climbed upon the upturned
Soon the storm abated and in thirty
minutes lights were observed about the
pier at Lake City opposite which point the
upturned steamer had drifted. Before
help could reach them, however, the poor
creatures who yet remained to tell the nor
rors of the night were again submitted to
another battle with the elements. AVith
no word of warning and as they were just
beginning to hope that they would be
taken off by people of Lake City, the boat
again turned over, this time on its side,
and again all of the twenty-five remaining
souls were hurled into the water. Of
these several were drowned before they
could be brought to the boat by those who
succeeded in remaining afloat and again
securing a hold on the boat's side. In a
few moments a dozen or more boats were
manned and sent ont from the shore. The
twenty or more remaining people clinging
to the boat were rescued: and brought to
shore, most of them being men who could
Chicago, July 15. A late dispatch to a
morning paper from Ked Wing, Minn.,
says in regard to the steamer disaster on
Lake Pepin night before last that 71 bodies
had been recovered by the rescuing party
sent out from shore. Unidentified bodies
to the number of sixty-two have been re
covered and the work of rescuing is being
pushed by parties of the military boys who
were encamped up the river.
Death of Gen. Fremont.
Xkw Yor.K, July 15. General John C.
Fremont, the first candidate of the Repub
lican party for president, died at the home
of his adopted daughter, the wife of Col.
B. M. Porter, at 49 West Twenty-fifth
street, at 330 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
Death was due to inflamation of the bow
els. His sickness was of comparatively
short duration, and dated its first stages
from the excessive heat of the Tuesday
previous when the thermometer went up
to 100 in this city. On that day the old
general went down to Seabright, X. J.,
where his adopted daughter was stopping,
and the heat affected him seriously. He
returned home feeling ill. On the follow
ing day, Wednesday, he experienced some
pain and on Thursday was worse, but he
did not complain. Matters assumed so
much worse a turn on Friday that he sent
for his physician. The doctor advised the
sick man to take a sail and get a little fresh
air. While he was out on the water he
took a chill. Friday night he sent for Dr.
Morton again. On the following morning
the disease had developed enough to show
its true character peritonitis, but even
then the case was not considered danger
ous, and a message to that effect was sent
to seabright Final dissolution was sud
den. The general was 77 years and 8 menths
old to a day at the time of his death.
Gaisesville, Fla., July 15. A party
of thirteen were out in a sailboat Sunday
afternoon on Alachnz lake, in that portion
of it known as "tho sink." When about a
mile from the shore the boat was capsized
and all were thrown into the water. Ten
were saved by clinging to the boat but
three were drowned, and the bodies up to
ten at night had not been recovered. The
names of the drowned are Mrs. L. J. Bur
kecim and her two year old son, and Miss
Heavy tots by Fire.
Dallas, Tex., July 15. A fire broke
ontinthoJonesb'.ockatl o'clock yester
day morning and spread rapidly. The
merchants exchange and Gould building
are consumed and the entire block will be
destroyed. The loss may amount to over a
million dollars before the fire is checked.
Cholera Rumor Denied.
T.nvnoN July 15. The correspondent
of the Times at Madrid, telegraphs that the
reports that cholera prevails in tne city ot
Valencia, are absolutely false. He says
there is not a single case of the disease in
the city, nor is there a shadow of panic,
which nas Dcen leu 10 cisi mere.
Chicago, July 15. Christopher Ander
son and George Wreitzmeycr, shoemakers,
noro nin flown hr a iiasseacer train at
South Englewood late Saturday night and
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death of both.
A Noted Turf Man Dead.
LnxixoTox, Ky., July 15. Saturday
night Joseph M. Kimbrough, the well
known tnrf man. died here, aged thirty
line. He owned Avoddale, Sportsman,
Eberlee and others.
More OH Ablaxe.
Atlanta, Ga., July it The refinery
of the Southern Cotton Seed mills near
here has burned. More than 200,000 gallons
of oil" were lost by the bursting of tanks.
Death of a Prominent German.
Berlin, July 14. Herr Steffeck, direc
tor of the Koenigsbug academy of art, died
from apoplexy. f
While monkeying with a dynamite!
cartridge at Kobinson, eight miles east
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DISASTERS BT FIRES.
Stanley TVedded-Bobben Booty Fotind
Ifatare'a Freak A Promotion.
Booty of Train Bobbers Found.
Jamestown. X. D., July 15. On the
night of June 17 last a Xorthem Pacific
train was boarded at Salem by two masked
men, who terrorized the train men and got
away with several pouches of mail matter.
One of the robbers was afterwards caught
by a sheriff's posse. On his person were
found a gold ring and a gold watch taken
from the mail sacks, and about S100 in
money. It was believed that the robbers
got away with S50,000, and that part of the
money, at least, was concealed by the cap
tured robber, or rather thrown away in his
hasty flight. Postoffice Inspector Watkins
acting on this belief taking an assistant
with him, visited the spot of the capture to
make search. Recent rains had caused a
heavy growth of grass and the wind had
been sweeping over the place but a day's
saarch over about four acres was rewarded
with the finding in torn bills and ragged
oieccs a large amount of currency. One
roll contained a bill of Sl.OOO. Xumerous
tens and twenties more or less mutilated
were found in prairie grass knee deep.
The whole bundle had been dropped in
one place but not being securely hid, the
gophers and coyotes had torn and separat
ed the money and the wind had scattered
it. The exact amount recovered tho in
sjector will not now disclose, but it reach
es up into the thousands.
Stanley Wedded at Last.
London, July 11. The marriage of Hen
ry M. Stanley and Miss Dorothy Tennant
took place Saturday in West Miuster Ab
bey. Mr. Stanley showed the effects of his re
cent illess and was compelled to use a cane
to assist him in walking to and from the
altar. The Abbey was crowded with
friends of the bride and groom prominent
among whom were the officers of Mr. Stan
ley's last expedition into Africa. The
rcpresentathe of King Leopold, of Bel
gium, was Stanley's best man.
After the sen-ice the party proceeded to
the residence of the bride's mother in Rich
mond Terrace, where a reception was held
in two large marquees which were crowd
ed. Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone. Sir Garnett
Wolscley and Lady Wolseley, Sir Lion
Playfair and Lady Playfair, the Baroness
Burdett-Coutts, Sir Williom Vernon Har
court, Mr. John Morley, Sir John Millais,
and a host of other well know n persons
Rapid Work of Fire.
Mt. Mokkis, X. V. July 11. A fire
broke out night before last night in the
Royal salt block and is supposed to have
started in a cooper shop at the cast end.
The fire rapidly worked its way to the
refining room and packing house, the bulk
packing louse and grainery room, one of
the derricks and a number of cars on a
switch beside the building, as well as a
large tank on the south side holdin" 50,000
barrels of brine. By hard work the lire
men succeeded in saving the boiler room,
and this averted an explosion which would
have been disastrous. Tho works adjoin
ing cost 540.000, and improvements and
machinery will bring it up to S60.000,
which will be a total loss, although a large
insurance is carried by the firm.
Beemble the Siamese Twin.
Winasiac, Ind., July 15. Two weeks
ago Mr. and Mrs. W. Hatfield, prominent
society people of this place, had born to
them a most peculiar freak of nature. It
is a pair of boy babies whose aggregate
wcignt is seven pounds. One child is per
fect in flverv resnect. while the other is
without a head. Its lower limbs, body aud.
left arm are perfect, but the left hand is
without a little finger: Its right arm is
merely a rudimentary growth of three
inches with a nail on the end of it, and re
sembles in appearance an index finger.
Both children are well and hearty, and
seem to be growing and developing as one.
The attachment of the second child to the
first is by a fleshy union at the upper and
outer side of the umbilicus.
The Company to be Sued.
Uniostown, Pa., July 15. Representa
tives of the Knights of Labor and United
Mine Workers met representatives of the
bereaved Hill Farm miners Saturday and
employed counsel to enter suit for damage.
The families will sue the Dunbar Furnace
company and will be backed by the labor
organizations, while proceedings against
Superintendent Lang, of the company, will
be left to the state as the coroner's jury
have found him criminally negligent in
causing the deaths of the miners,
A New Brigadier General.
Ft. Leavkswortii, Kas., July 11 The
news that Col. A. McCook, commander of
this post had been promoted to a Brigadier
Generalship in the United States army was
received here with great rejoicing in mili
tary circles. General McCook is very pop
ular with both the military and the officers
and men in the service. The news was
immediately made known to the garrison
by the firing of eleven guns which is a
brigadier general's salute.
The Strike a Failure.
London, July 11. Affairs among the
recently striking postmen have resumed
their normal condition, and the deliveries
of the mails are proceeding without inter
ruption. Four hundred and thirty-five
men have been dismissed from the service
for the part they took in the recent troub
les, and Postmaster General Raikcs de
clines to reinstate any of them.
Fire at Delano, California.
Delano, Cal., July 11. Fire broke out
in a livery stable Friday afternoon and
fanned by a high breeze spread rapidly
through the business portion of town. The
total loss will reach nearly 5100,000. The
principal losses are: A. Chanvine. 530,000,
insurance 512,000: M. Schwalz& Son. 520,
000, insurance SI 1,000; S. EsCallierSlS.OOO.
Constantinople on Fire.
Const ATixor-LK, July 11. A great fire
has been raging in Stambonl quarter of
this city. The conflagration began in a
timber yard and the flames, fanned by a
strong wind, spread rapidly to the adjoin
ing property. Fully one thousand houses
and shops have already been destroyed.
Burning of Prisoners.
Tangier, July 11. Xews has been re
ceived here of a raid by the Zemmour
tribe on the camp of the sultan's son, near
Soale. The camp was taken completely
by surprise. Troops and slaves were mer
cilessly slaughtered by the raiders, and
fifteen prisoners were burned alive.
A Home Baler Dead.
London, July 11. Mr. David Pugh,
member of the house of commons for the
eastern division of Carmathenshircisdead.
He was a liberal and faored home rule
Buenos Aybes, July 14. The financial
panic here is subsiding. The premium on
gold fell IS per cent. Saturday, and at the
close was quoted at 198 per cent
A dispatch from Columbia, South Caro
lina, says that the most important and ex
citing meeting of the campaign in that
state nas just been held at Sumpter. the
home of Earle. the candidateopposmg Till
man. The Tillman faction brought over a
thousand men from other counties bv spe
cial train to capture the meeting, when
Earle was introduced a scene began. For
half an hour he faced the howling mob,
unable to say a word. The Earle faction
finally charged upon the body and drove
them from the ground. The ringleaders
were arrested. Daring this time there
were several fights and many pistols
drawn. A general fight with firearms was
expected. After the arrests the meeting
Explosion of the Steamer Tioga.
Chicago, 111-, July 12. The business
portion of this city was startled last night
by a terrific explosion. It proved to be on
the steamer Tioga, one of the largest ves
sels on the great lakes. Thirty-eight per
sons were aboard the steamer at the time.
When the work of rescuing the survivors,
which commenced almost instantly, was
well under way, only two persons could be
found who escaped unhurt. To make mat
ters worse, fire broke out on the wrecked
vessel and huge volumes of flames and
smoke impeded the searchers for the dead
and dying. The cause of the catastrophe
is supposed to be the bursting of the steam
The vessel was in the Chicago river at
the foot of Washington street when the
explosion occurred. This locality being in
the heart of the business portion of the city
the place was soon thronged with terror
stricken people who had rushed from the
tall buildings at the crash of the explosion.
Most of the victims were Chicagoans, ste
vedores, who were unloading the vessel,
only three of the Tioga's crew being re
ported on the list Besides the three miss
ing who belong to the crew, there must
have been from twelve to fifteen other men
killed and probably half a dozen more
wounded. These were in the hold of the
vessel engaged in unloading. Up to 1030
p. m. nine bodies had been taken from the
wreck and five more wounded bad been
taken to the hospital. The fire which added
honor to scene and threatened to consume
the wounded before they could be removed,
was extinguished by the in-running of the
river as the vessel's stern finally settled to
the muddy bottom of the river. The stream
is not deep and the deck is still several feet
above water. About S75.0O0, it was esti
mated, would cover the damage to the es
sel and cargo, and it was understood that
the insurance would reach this amount.
A Bloody Battle Over a Connty Seat.
Denver, Col., July 12. A telegram just
received by the Xews from Yaleta, Texas,
says a pitched battle Is in progress there
between two factions, both of which claim
control of the town government. They
held an election in April and each side
claimed the election. Both set of officials
were sworn in and the town has had two
governments ever since. One party, led
by an intelligent Mexican, was called "the
people's party" and the other was led by a
Hebrew named Gaal and called the Repub
lican party. Several fights have taken
place and it has been expected the trouble
would culminate in the bloody conflict
which took place last night
A later dispatch says fighting has com
menced but both sides hold their ground
and it is impossible for any one to venture
out to discover the number of dead and
wounded. The telegraph operator there
wires that he can count six dead bodies
from his window.
Terrible Mishap at Halifax.
Halifax, Xova Scotia, July 11. A ter
rible accident occurred at Dartmouth Fri
day night, by which several peorle were
drowned, but the exact number is not yet
known. A crowd of people were waiting
for the ferry steamer Annex, just arrived
from Xew York, to dock. When the
steamer got within two feet of the landing
the outer end of the bridge to the ferry
went down suddenly and the horror
stricken crowd slipped off Into the water
as though they were descending a slide,
piling on top of each other, shrieking for
help and screaming with fright For some
minutes there was a confused mass of men,
women and children struggling in the
water, but the accident hau hardly hap
pened when a dozen brave youths and men
j leaped to the rescue. AVhen all those in
sight had been Drongnt to land tne worK or
grappling for the drowned ones was com
menced. Within two hours four bodies
had been recovered. It is believed that
three or four others are lost
The Superintendent Besponslble.
PiTTsnuito, Pa., July 11. The coroner's
jury investigating the Dunbar mine horror
has returned a verdict finding that the vic
tims came to tbeirdeath in the discharge of
their duties, and holding Superintendent
Lang responsible for the horror.
Superintendent Lang is very indignant
over the verdict, and says it is the result of
spite work. Mine Inspector Keighley said
that as he understood the law, it was his
duty to prosecute Superintendent Lang,
and if he is right in his opinion, will do so
without hesitation. The verdict is gener
ally satisfactory to the miners.
Kamas Fythlans Take Second Prize.
Milwaukee, Wis., July 11. At the
recent prize drill of contesting Pythians
held here, the second prize was carried off
by a Kansas division. The announcement
which has just been made is as follows:
First prize, S1,000, Hastings division Xo.
percentage 88.12. Fourth, S500, Xew
Albany division Xo. 15, Xew Albany. Ind.,
Two Lose Their Lives.
Chicago, 111., July 11. A dispatch from
What Cheer, la., says: A lad named Ray
Hawk went down into an old escape shaft
of a mine here, was overcome by heat and
fell to the bottom. Fred Armstrong, a
milkman, who happened to see the acci
dent, came to the rescue. He also was
overcome and fell to the bottom. A man
named Baldwin also tried to descend and
was overcome, but was rescued and his life
saved. The bodies of the boy and the man
were taken out with grappling hooks but
all efforts at resuscitation were useless.
McKlnley's Opponent Nominated.
Cleveland, O., July 11. The Demo
crats of the Sixteenth congressional dis
trict have nominated John G. Warwick
to oppose Major McKinley f r the seat in
congress. Warwick is a wealthy man, a
director in several railway companies and
a heavy mine owner, ne is a native of
A Fire at Ithlra, Michigan.
St. Locis, Mich., July 14. A dispatch
from Ithica states that a most disastrous
fire has held sway in that place during the
night Twenty-nine buildings with their
contents were coiirinil, entailing a los3 of
$28,000; insurance 523,000. Cause unknown.
DletT From Their Injuries.
Binghampton, X.' Y., July 11. Mrs.
Thomas Beachan and Mrs. Henry Vandu
ser, injured in the recent railroad accident
near Oswego by vrhich three women were
instantly killed, died about four hours
after the accident
Kansas City, Mo., July 15.
CATTLE Shipping steers... ..1 3 00 ft 4 30
Cows and belters... ISO ft 3 00
Mockers & feeders. 2C ft 3M
HOGS-Good to choice heavy. 3 SO & 3 60
SHEEP ood muttons (3 6 S3
WHEAT No. 2 red 7S',1
No. a hard winter.. 60
OATS No.2 27
BYE No. 2 39
FLOUR-Patents, i sack 2 05 3 2 10
HAY Fancy prairie. 6 00 & 8 SO
BUTTER Fancy Creamery... 13 & 14
CHEESE Full cream 10 IS 11
EGGS Strictly fresh 10
BACON Ham lotf
FOULTBY Hens. 2 SO & 3 2S
Roosters 2 00 & 2 BO
Spring chickens.. 1 25 & 3 25
Turkeys . 74
FOTATOES-Homesrown.... SO a 65
CATTLE Steers 3 40 Q 410
HOGS-Mlxed 3 CO a 3 SO
SHEEP Nattres 3 25 $ 510
FLOUR Winter wheat brl. 5 00 $ 5 25
WHEAT No. 2 red. sst
CORN Not 2 37H
BYE-No. 2 43
BUTTER Fancy Creamery... 14UA 15
EGGS-Fresh MH& U
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IV, Hastings, Jiicn., percentage iu.ai.
Second prize, 5600, trie division Xo. 19,
Erie, Kan., percentage 92.43. Third, 5600,
Austin division Xo. 11. Amsterdam. X. Y..
The explosion of a gasoline stove at
1 Dorado recently caused the elegant
home of Judge C. A Leland to go up
in smoke. The loss is about $5,000.
Tbe furniture was partly saved.
Haverill, Mass., the birth place of
Senator Ingalls, celebrated the 250th
anniversary of its founding recently
with the noted Kansas senator as ora
tor of the day.
An exchange says that George "W.
and S. R. Howell, of Atchison, will
break 7,000 acres of raw prairie in Rooks
county next fail and will plant it in
wheat. It will cost about 820,000 to
put in the crop.
The Board of Railroad Commission
ers recently met in Topekahas set July
27 as the day for rehearing arguments
on the question of a reduction in the
grain rates from interior to river
Judge A.TH. Horton, of the supreme
bench of this sate, and family have
taken their departure for Mackinaw.
Mrs. Horton and daughter will remain
for the summer, but tne judge will re
turn in a few days.
Miss Ida McGunnigle near Clay Cen
ter, met with a serious accident lately.
"While riding a horse out to pasture she
was thrown off, breaking and badly
fracturing her arm just above the
elbow and injuring her otherwise.
The liverv stable of George "Warren,
seven horses, six carriages and a large
quantity of feed was bumed in Topeka
recently by what is believed to have
been an incendiary fire. This is the
fifteenth barn burned in Topeka since
At the directors' meeting of the
Hutchinson & Southern railway com
pany held at Hutchinson recently, "W.
L. Hutchinson was elected vice presi
dent and director. The road is to be
built through to the coal mines of the
Mrs. "Welch, living about four miles
north of Lawrence, had occasion to
use some carbolic acid, and left the bot
tle in the reach of her two-year-old
child. The little one overturned the
bottle, spilling the contents over her
face and body. She died in a few hours.
A people's convention has been called
for July 19, in Montgomery county, to
nominates full county ticket and se
lect delegates to the state and con
gressional conventions. As the Farm
ers Alliance is over 3,000 strong in the
county the call has caused considerable
commotion in the party ranks.
William Taylor, George Taylor and
the wife of the latter have been arrest
ed at Emporia and placed in jail
charged with murder and horse theft,
in connection with Van Brunt, who
was lately arrested at Pcabody, and
who it is supposed murdered George
Breer near white "Water. It is believ
ed the Taylor's belong to the gang.
Topeka Journal: The state university
buildings are very much crowded. The
institution is showing a most encourag
ing growth. It is becoming more and
more popular with the masses of Kan
sas. There must be more room made
at the top. Kansans have a fashion of
crowding, tne topmost places in all de
partmei'tiVNOf science, literature, art,
Arkansas City Traveler: The people
are preparing" for horse thieves and
should one be caught be would not fare
werL An anti-horse thief association
has been organized at Maple City with
over 80 members. Dexter has an asso
ciation of 50 members. Guelph, 100;
Oxford, 50; Creswell township 100,
and Arkansas City and Bolton town
ship and Pleasant Valley township
each have an association.
About sixty delegates, representing
twenty-six organizations of the Farm
ers' Alliance and Industrial union, of
Atchison county, met at Effingham and
decided to put a full county ticket in
the field this fall. A committee of one
member from each voting precinct in
the county was appointed to prepare
the call and report at a meeting of the
county Alliance and union to be held
at Lancaster, Friday, August 15.
Mrs. James A. Smith went into Fred
Heiin's original package house in
Girard recently anu commenced break
ing bottles when the new agent, G us
Steinback, interfered. She assaulted
him with a buggy whip, striking him
a half dozen times before he ejected her
from the room. He had her arrested
and she was lined one dollar in the po
lice court, the amount being paid by
the bystanders. Her husband ha3 been
on a protracted drunk since the house
"Wellington Mail: Tyler Sturm, our
county treasurer, is doing a large fruit
shipping business from his farm near
Corbin. Last night he received orders
from Manhattan, Feabody and Marion
for eighty-six crates of peaches, which
he ordered shipped at once. If orders
come in as they have been doing for
the past few days, it will be impossible
for him to supply the demand, though
his trees are absolutely loaded down
with peaches. It seems the jieach crop
ot northern and central Kansas has
been a failure this year.
John Henry, alias A. R. "White, at
Argentine, Kansas, has been arrested,
given a hearing and held to answer in
the sum of S1.000, for using the mails
for fraudulent purposes. White's
crime is alleged tODeof the old express
package variety, wherein letters are
addressed to parties over the country
stating that a package has been pur
chased belonging to them at an ex
press sale ana that upon receipt of a
stipulated sum same would be forward
ed, etc. The game worked well and
White is said to have coined money in
John McPhail, a once promising
newspaper man of Kansas, and a mem
ber of the bar of McPherson county,
died recently in Kansas City amid the
most abject and repelling surroundings.
He was a victim of a four weeks' de
bauch .ind the extreme heat. His body,
after being taken to the coroner's office,
bloated and disfigured, became the sub
ject of the post mortem doctor's knife,
and then a candidate for the potter's
field. McPhail was about 48 years old,
and had been a magnificent specimen
of manhood. He had about him many
letters giving him fine recommenda
tions as a writer, correspondent and
lawyer. One letter showed that he had
been a sergeant in the United States
army. He was a member of St. John's
lodge of Mason's, No. 25, of Kansas
City, Kan, and also a member of tho
A O. V. W. fraternity.
Tne Democratic convention of the Four
teenth district of Illinois have nominated
Owen Scott, editor of the Bloomington
Bulletin, for Congress.
At Osaka, Japan, recently, fifty-nine
people lost their lives by drowning uurins
the launching of a vessel. The vessel
keeled, when those on board all rushed to
the other side and the vessel was com
pletely turned over and all were precipi
tated into the water.
Lon Merrill and Xettie Hunt of Barncs
ville, W. Va., were to be married recently.
At the appointed hour Merrill was in jail,
but this did not deter his prospective bride.
The services of a minister were secured
ami the ceremony was duly performed,
Merrill grasping, the hand of his bride
throagk the cell door.
CURRENT EVENTS. '
Telegraphic Briofs. or the Latest
The Soir of Taris savs that General
Boulanger has asked the government to
grant him a pardon.
John II. Williamson, a leadiuz nccrc
politician at Baleigh, North Carolina, has
sent out letters to leading negroes all over
the state agitating the call of a race state
convention at Kaleigh in August.
It is reported that Lake Elmo hotel thir
teen miles east of SL Tanl, Mich., on the
line of the Chicago, St Paul, Minnesota &
Omaha railway has burned. Loss will be
not far from 550,000 or 560,000.
Clerk of Court, Spaulding, who was re
ported to have been killed near Chamber
lain, S. D., by the Indians has been seen,
and is all right- He was on his way hoiao
The Republican Congressional Conven
tion of the Thi:d Iowa district, recently
held at Waterloo renominated Hon. D. B.
Henderson for the fifth term by acclama
tion. Resolutions were adopted endorsing
the State and Xational administrations.
Rev. Father Peter Verdageur, for ten
vears pastor at the church of Our lloly
Queen of the Angels, in San Francisco, has
received a cablegram from Rome announ
cing that he has"been appointed bishop of
The Louisiana lottery bill is now assured
to become a law in spite of the Governor's
veto. The senate and house have both
agreed by vote to refuse to consider the
governor s veto, denying his right to a con
stitutional veto in the maMer. The vote in
the house stood 61 to 27.
One of the oldest settlers of La Salle
county. John G. Xottinper, died at his
home "near Ottawa, 111., of old age, a few
days ago. He was S2 yean of age and set
tled in the country in the forties. He was
one of the first men to develop the coal
fields of Streator.
The trial of three men and one woman
who are accused of taking pan in plotting
of anarchists has beirun in Leipzig. Ei
dence has been submitted and it has been
shown that the prisoners were connected
with anarchy in St Petersburg, London
and America. The woman made a con
fession revealing plans of the conspirators.
The little town of Callao, Mo., was late
ly almost destrojed by fire. Nine general
stores, two hotels, a printing ollice, a milli
nery store, a litery stable, two vacant
stores and a number of offices and small
buildings were consumed. There was
only one business block not burned. Loss,
540,000; insurance, 523,000.
A farmer named .lames Dunn, near
FIcmingsburc. Ky., has iust had proof of
his guilt established for the murder of his
brother seven years ago. It came through
the finding of an old revolver that Dunn
had borrowed, used and hidden. The
1rescnt whereabouts of Dunn arc not
mown but it is almost certain that he will
be found and brought to trial.
The Independents of South Dakota hao
met at Huron and nominated a statcticket.
II. L. Loucks was nominated for govern
or; B. L. Vcnersdale, for lieutenant gov
ernor; Frank Roberts, for treasurer; Ca
taln Lowe for auditor: Henry Hanson, for
secretary of state; and S. W. Cosand, for
attorney general. W. F. Lcavitt of Lin
coln county was endorsed for Congress.
A severe storm in the vicinity of Bedford,
Indiana, recently grew more and more
fierce until it became a rentable cyclone.
Trees were uprooted and lumber piles scat
tered like so much straw. Haystacks and
small buildings were annihilated. At
Moorcs ille the residence of Hiram Stan
ton was struck by lightning and consumed.
The family, four in number, were knocked
insensible and barely escaped cremation
by the timely arrival of friends.
The wedding ceremony of explorer Stan
ley and Miss Tennant is to be preserved by
phonograph. An instrument placed with
in convenient distance will record the wel
come of the bells, the swelling notes of the
grand organ, and the voices of the choir.
It will tell word for word the language of
the marriage contract, and the good wishes
of friends bestowed. In short it will tell
the story of a wedding as it has never been
told before. It will tell it exactly.
Sirs. Lillie Gould who killed her husband
recently in Atlanta, Ga., has been acquit
ted. Both she atuf her husband had been
indulging in intoxicants. Gould when in
toxicated would indulge in the recreation
of breaking up the furniture and whipping
his wife with a cane. .Mie became tired of
this and after trying to escape it, tinally
told him if he struck her again thc would
kill him. He struck her and she stabbed
him. The court decided that the act was
done in self defense.
Siloam Springs, Ark., was thrown into a
state of considerable excitement recently
through an affray between two of its citi
zens, Charley Allen and G. B. Hayden.
It had been rumored that Allen was en
gaged in enticing girls to Kansas City for
immoral purposes. Hayden met Allen in
the street and charged him with having
written a letter to Tiis daughter. Allen
denied it and Hayden struck htm several
times. Hayden was arrested and fined.
Allen barely escaped tar and feathers by
leaving the city.
A race riot took place recently in Fayette
county, Georgia, at a place called Starr's
Mill. Four negroes were killed and six
wounded two of whom are reported dying.
Eight whites were shot, but it is thought
only one of them fatally. The occasion
was the drawing off of a fishpond. A large
crowd had assembled to catch fish. An
altercation took place between a negro and
a white man about the purchase of some
wine which resulted in the negro's getting
slightly cut From this the quarrel began
and was taken up by others until shooting
was resorted to with the above results.
Archibald McDonald who has committed
many burglaries in St. Lawrence connty,
Xew York, and who is wanted in Canada
for murder, has been confined in jail at
Canton, X. Y., awaiting trial for burglary.
He was so desperate that he has been com
pelled to wear a ball and chain. He ob
tained a piece of file recently and freed
himself from the ankle and when the turn
key went to lock the cell at night McDon
ald seized him, threw him into a cell and
locked him up. Then the prisoner escaped
and has not been rcoaptureiL
The July wheat rerortof thedepartme
of agriculture represents the crop as har
vested in all but its more northern latitudes.
It shows some advance in condition where
it was Iowerin June, in Michigan, Indiana,
Illinois and Missouri, and slight decline in
Ohio, Kentueky, the Pacific coast and in
the southern states. The general average
is 76.2, against 78.1 last month, and the re
duction is mostly in the non-commercial
districts, the commercial supply states,
taken together, making nearly the same
average as in June. The spring wheat has
advanced from 91.3 to 04.4. The averages
of the principal states are as follows: AVis
consin 93, Minnesota 9S. Iowa W, Xebraska
S3, the Dakotas 91, Montana S, Colorado
90, Washington 93. Taken together the
winter and spring wheat makes an average
of 82.1 instead of 82.4 last month. The re
turns from the south arc very unfavorable,
indicating scarcely more than half of a crop.
In Michigan. Indiana, Illinois, Missouri
and Kansas the least injured fields mani
festly improved during the last month and
promise better results in the threshing,
while the badly winter killed were worse
bnt lighter and more chaffy than was ex
pected. The average was slightly ad
vanced in all these states. Some counties
in Kansas claim sixteen bushels, some
twenty per acre, and reports the best crop
ever grown in quality and yield, while
others admit damage and disappointment
Spring wheat in the Mississippi river states
has had abundant moisture, while there is
considerable complaint of drought in the
Missouri valley. A small increase in the
area of corn is reported. The largest pro
portional extension is in the northwest
There has been nearly 1 per cent increase
In the south. Condition of com averages
93.1. It is the lowest in the eastern part of
the Ohio valley, and relatively high in the
com growing states further west The
southern states generally report about 90.
There has been a severe decline in the con
dition of oats, which has fallen from 89.6
to 8L6. It has been the heaviest in the
cotton states, and is quite severe in tho
Ohio valley. The condition of rye U 92,
nearly the same as at the last report Bar-
has advanced froaa 8M to 88
The house committee on labor reported
the bill constituting eight hours a day's
work for all laborers employed by the
Information has been received at the
j navy department that trouble is imminent
Deiween oaivauor uiu uiwtauww, m(,
out of the recent change in the government
of the former country. It Is thought ad
visable to have some American war vessels
The secretary of the interior has affirmed
the decision of the land office in the case of
Elmer D. Brown vs. John n. Flarity, on
appeal of the former in dismissing his con
test against the timber culture entry of the
latter for a tract of land in Ganien City
land district, Kansas.
Senator Plumb has filed with the com
mittee on claims the petition of James P.
Doughty, of Bourbon county, Kansas,
asking compensation for individual losses
sustained during the war. From Dough
tj's aftidaut it appears that he was a
musician in company G, Fifth Illinois vol
unteer infantrv, and that while in the line
of duty at Ashlev. Ark., (now Jones' sta
tion), on the 24th day of August, 1864. his
regiment was attacked by Joe Shelby's
men, and that he lost in personal property
captured on this occasion: clothing 550, one
German silver tuba instrument 5125, two
fifes 510. band music 540, and cash (green
backs) 5100, the total value being 5325. Mr.
Doughty says he has never received any
compensation for these losses and he wants
i The department of state, at the sugges
tion of Secretary Rusk, has affected an ar
rangement through Minister Lincoln for
the appointment ot three veterinary in
spectors for the purpose of inspecting all
American cattle landed in Great Britain.
One will be stationed at Liverpool, one at
London and one at Glasgow. The secretin-
snid that the restriction of the British
government upon the importation of beef
cattle from this country upon the ground
less plea of the continued existence of con
tagious cattle diseases in the United States
were unjustifiable and had lasted long
enough. He now proposed to proe to the
satisfaction of the British authorities that
no disease existed in this country to war
rant these restrictions. If maintained in
spite of this evidence some other cause
must be assigned for them.
Considerable feeling is said to exist in the
Chickasaw nation oer an alleged decision
of the Indian bureau that is, a white man
who has married an Indian woman can
vote at the next general election, to be held
in August. Governor Byrd and another
delegate from the nation have gone to
Washington to cndeaor to get the secre
tary to reverse the alleged decision. The
secretary received a dispatch from Samuel
Hall, of Anlmore, I. T., asking him not to
rcersc his decision.
To the telegram the secretary replied as
follows: "Yourdispatrh has been received.
Yo-i ure mistaken in the statement or sup
position that thisdepartnicnthas given any
order permitting adopted citizens to vote
at your next general election. The paper
that was written by the assistant commis
sioner of Indian affairs, was simply his
opinion uion the subject, which has not
been adopted, nor has it become an order
of this department in any sense, and the
pcopli of your way of thinking have no
ritjit to asrt that they rely upon it as a
department order. It is not in my power
or desire to take caieof jou men by my
executive action. If you get relief from
congress it is all that you can expect."
The Republican senators have held a
caucus to discuss the order of business.
The outcome was a decision to conclude
the consideration of the pending shipping
bill, and then take up the sundry civil ap
propriation bill. There was a prolonged
debate respecting the places to be assigned
the tariff bill and the river and harbor bill,
as well as the expediency of considering
the national election bill this session, but
no decision was reached with reference to
the three latter, the general belief pre
vailing that circumstances yet to be con
sidered should guide in these, bills. One
reason for the failure to reach a decision
was the wide divergence of views.
The speeches showed that there was a de
cided majority for a federal election bill
and it is said that no one strongly objected
to it, but a fairly good number showed a
great deal of lukewarmness on the subject
There was almost unanimity in the opinion
that it would be absolutely necessary to
adopt a closure rule in order to pass the
bill, and Senators Edmunds, Teller, and a
few of the other old senators thought this
would outweigh the benefit to come from
the bill's passage. Senator Edmunds sug
gested sitting it ont but it soon developed
that for one reason or another some said
plainly the hot weather they did not pro
pose to do this. These senators favored
"doing business" or otherwise adjourning.
It was from the west that the indifference
to the bill came, though at least one, and it
Is said two eastern senators, were by no
means favorable to it Senators Aldrich
and Ingalls, of the rules committee, were
among those who favored a rule to stop de
bate, and Senator Teller was even more de
termined in his opposition to it than Sena
ine senate nas had tne conterence re
port on the silver bill under consideration.
Mr. Morgan, of Alabama, spoke in oppo
sition to the report. Mr. Morgan closed
his speech of three hours with an appeal to
the senators not to allow the senator from
Ohio (Mr. Sherman), to thrust his stilletto
again into silver. He was followed by Mr.
Call, of Florida, who also argued against
the conference bill. At the conclusion of
opposing argument Mr. Plumb took the
floor. Mr. Plumb said that in the particu
lars which he regarded as essential the bill
was comparatively unobjectionable, sup
posing always that a compromise had to be
made. He had been surprised to find that
In regard to the free coinage of silver the
senate had been more advanced than the
house. Free coinage was an advantage
because it took the money supply of the
country from the suggestion of control by
any body, Ieaing it only to the operation
of natural forces. The conference bill
would give to the country as much money
during the next year as free coinage ot
silver would give. The bill is a long stride
in the right direction, a much longer step
than was the act of 1S78 in reference to the
conditions then prevailing. A longer step
because of the increased amount of treasury
notes that will be issued under it Once
out, these notes will stay out and will
strengthen the whole fabric of individual
and governmental credit. They will be as
popular as the greenbacks were and will
be just as iiermanently a part of the circu
lation. "If this bill becomes a law my own
belief is that so easily and nicely will it
work, so helpful w ill it be to all the people
of the United States, so wisely will it com
mend itself to the good judgment of the
people that the next step will be free coin
age and a short step too, taken with the
.mifvii nnfiirrpnr of the American peo
ple. I shall vote for the conference bill,
regretting that it is no better, immensely
clad that it is no worse. If the house of
O' . ;, . t-.l .. t.n en.l-
reprcseniaiives ua kii "- ..
ard set by the senate, we should have had,
in my judgement, a better bill than this
one. We shodld have freed the senate
from the necessity of further legislation on
the subject Failing to get the confidence
of the house, sitting under the shadow pi
an executive veto, inai na imn "."y
threatened (no doubt without authority),
we shall get out of this whole controversy
more than we shall have ever gained since
the day of the greenback issue, to the finan
cial well being of the country.. We shall
get that which will prevent serious finan
cial disturbance in the coming season. It
is 50 per cent better than any I expected to
get when I learned the result in the house
of representatit es. It is a fair compromise.
I mean to say that, as a compromise, it is
fair to the great interests of the country,
which are dependent upon the character
and value of the money." After further
debate the vote was takes and the confer
ence renort was aswedto-yeas 39, svy a.
WIT AND HUMOR.?
A man's cheeks naturally burn whe
when he is made light of. Boston On
gette. This is the season when one pasta
etr is checkmated br the other. Aa
I land Press.
The best man in the world is a bora
if he comes at the wrong time. Atch
"Everything goes." "Yes; every
thing except the horse you've bet on."
y. T. Sun.
A title often sells a book, but not so
Suickly as a pretty girl book agent
oes Boston Courier.
Few of us care how a man made hi
money so long as he spends it liberally.
Frivolous conversation resembles a
vicious old man because it is badin
age. Hotel Gazette. '
"Go away, you nasty tramp." "Mad
am. I am no tramp, I am a peripatetic
from Boston." Chatter.
Honesty is the best policy, but there
are very few policy-shops where it can
be found. mira Gazette.
There is a Tast amount of solid rec
reation about being lawless once in s
while. Milwaukee Journal.
"I got a letter from Barrows this
morning." "Well, did you let him
have it?" JT. Y. Commertial.
Woman is man's superior in a great
many ways, and the worst of it is she
knows it Somervilte Journal.
A cynic is a man who is disappointed
because the world was all mane when
he got here. Elmira Gazette.
Joy travels alone and makes short
calls; grief brings along a large fam
ily and stops all summer. Aehland
"They talk of erecting a monument
to Worth, the dressmaker." "So?
Thev ought to make it a column of
figures." -ST. Y. Herald.
Mrs. Hauswif (to girl who wants a
position as domestic) "Can you cook,
wash, and iron?" Bridget "Yis'm.
Kin you?" Washington Post.
Census-Taker "How old are you
madam?" "I count twenty - live
springs." C.-T. "And how many do
you not count?" Fliegende Blatter.
"Why do the political parties have a
lot of wild, visionary people in their
train?" "O, they're the cranks, you
know, that turn the machine." N. Y.
Love is blind and that is probably
tho reason why so many young couples,
when courting, make a pair of spec
tacles of themselves. Philadelphia
"Ah, yes," remarked Miss Braine.
as the men rushed ont at the end of
the act. "Now I understand why they
call it the drop curtain." Boston Tran
script. "And you shot him, Colonelf
"Yes." "Did he welter?" "No. Sir.
The begger had no blood didn't eTen
know his grandfather's name." If. Y.
"I have some contributions to Prof.
James' census of , hallucinations."
"What are they?" "Gen. Greely's
weather forecasts for last month." if.
"Bj their work ye shall know them,"
is an old Scriptural injunction. It ap
plies to all except the tramp, who is
known by his doesn't work Phil
Investigate a man closely who talks
a great deal about a lack of opportu
nity, and you will find a shoemaker who
wants to " become president of a bank.
Mrs. Querist "Has your husband
given up smoking yet?" Mrs. Quain
tly "O, dear no. Withont doubt he is
smoking more than ever. He's dead."
Wife (reproachfully) "You mar
ried me for my money!" Husband
(suavely) "No, mvdearjyou forget
you didn't inherited it then. I only
took the chances." The Epoch.
A popular soprano is said to have a
voice of tine timber, a willowy figure,
cherry lips, chestnut hair, and Basel
eyes. She must have been raised in
the lumber region. Norristown Herald.
"Faith." remarks a thoughtful ex
change given to proverbs, "never goes
home with an empty basket" Just
let the editor of our esteemed contem
porary buy a lottery ticket. Merchant
Some say that the "happiest-looking
man is the one who is not burdened
with wealth." He evidently did not
form his opinion from seeing a friend
returning from the races. Yonkers
Briggs "I suppose Timson is over
flowing with happiness since his new
boy arrived?" Brsggs "He may be
by this time, but when I saw him this
afternoon he was only half full."
Terre Haute Express.
Blinks "You don't mean to say
you've a sure way to make money at
the races?'' Jinks "Sure as shooting.
I never fail." Blinks "My! my! Do
you buy tips?" Jinks "No, I sell
them." N. Y. Weekly.
"Time3 have changed, old bov!" re
marked Griggs, "since you and I were
young." "True for you, old fellow."
returned Brown. "In these days the
tailor not only makes the roan but the
woman." Drake's Magazine.
Wickars "It is really a shame the
way young Soffleigh is killing himself
with wine." Vickars "He has a right
to kill himself, hasn't he?" Wickars
"Certainly; but he ought to take soma
quicker methed." Terre Haute Ex
press. Ponsbyfto tailor) "I should think
you'd be tired standing up all day cut
ting out garments." Tailor "I don't
mind that What makes me tired is to
be stood up for six months for the pay
ment of a suit of clothes." Munsey'a
Before a man is married and be has
asked the fatal question, he sometimes
has to beg ber to break through her
shyness and only give him one little
word. But be never has occasion to
beg for a word after marriage. Phil
When yonr ship finally comes ia it
may be a wreck.
A fool can never sit in a corner; he
Is always in the middle of the room.
It is not what others think of yon
that makes you; it is what yon think of
others. . , . , . ,
When yon find a man who is fond ol
staying at home, his wife finds fault
about it .
People are never satisfied: women
want to wear pants, and men do wear
dress suits. ...
People who are fond of danaos
ought to learn to play the iddle. aad
1 are that xueBsa
. . . s