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The Dodge City Times:
DODGE CITY KANSAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 1891;
THE WORLD AT LARGE.
Summary of tho Daily Nowa
Tiik president, upon tlie recommen
dation of the civil sr-rvice commission,
"has made, important changes in.tho
nilcs goierning the classification scr
lice. All promotions of clerks arc to
le made only after examination.
1jni:V at the treasury department
develop-, the faet th.it Secretary 1'os
tcr's ilan fur continuing i per cent,
loans at 2 per cent, has so far failed to
meet with the favor that v as antici
pated by its adiocates.
itri I)orii.vs has expressed him
M?lf favorably touards the projected
granting1 of pensions to c-slaves.
The national land ofticc officials warn
colored men not to try to buy home
steads in Oklahoma of alleged cndors.
Tiik treasury shipments of small
notes to the west, for to use in moving
the crops, aggregated S1,2"i0,000 on the
Tin: last Siouv Indian commission
lias completed its w ork to the satisfac
tion of all parties.
Cut. .1. W. l'orr, assistant quarter
master, 1'ort Leavenworth inililary
prison, has been ordered to Washington
u official business.
"Wilmam Si-tii.i:iii:ti, son of Hon.
1'cnjamin Bnltcrworth, has been ap
pointed private secretary to the com-
ui'ssiuner of patents.
Ts.?n: I)in5 ami Ong Mo Loy, two
Thin. mien who v.ere taken from Mott
street diies to the Charity hospital,
Xew York, vi ere after a careful exam
ination by the iloctors, pronounced lep
ers. Charity hospital authorities re
leased the men declared lepers because,
as they say, they have no pouer to hold
A liiMWTrii from Krie, Pa., say-,: Et
Congressman Scott's condition is slight
ly improicd. Mr. I!rand. his physician,
says: "I am confident Mr. Scott w ill re
coier, though his recoiery will be
Tin: engagement of Dr. l'aul Thorn
dyke, of Boston, formerly of Milwau
kee, to Miss Knehcl Sherman, daughter
if the Lite Gen. fcheiman, isannounced.
CoL. I'KKIlMill'K I'msiKiu of New
York, has been apioiiited adjutant
jjetier.il of the (!. A. U.
A express on the Heading railroad
collided with a fi eight a. Kgg Harbor
City, X. ., on the nth. Scleral pjs
tsengers were, injured, two prob.ibly
Tuc ftincrsl -en ices ocr the re
mains of J .lines Kus.cll I.ouell took
place at Harvard university. Inter
ment w.is in the family lot at Mount,
i mi i;i; was a iree light lasting sever-
ill hours at a recent farmers' reunion at
IVnnsiillc, X. .1.
.IrsT before the steamer Buffalo left
Jamestown, N. Y., for the illuminated
licet display at Chautauqua a section of
the deck, crowded with people, gave
way, throwing about thirty persons in
the water. A scene of eicitement en
dued, but by prompt act'on a1 1 were
Ciiam.ks Dicckr, aged 10 years is in
:i New York hospital, suffering from
trichiuosis. He limy recover.
SutAXtc lake club house, near
1'lattsburjr, X. Y., has been destroyed
by tire. Seienty-flve guests lost nearly
all their personal effects.
Matsahv Sonihicui. the noted Jap
anese wrestler, died suddenly at New
York recently. He was suffering from
Tiik large paper warehouse of A. G.
Elliott A. Co., cornerof Sixth and.Tayno
streets Philadelphia, has been badly
damaged by fire.
Ciiaki.ks L.iwnr.xcE, cashier of the
ICci stone bank, and the two Ken
nedys of the Spring Harden national
bank, pleaded guilty at Philadelphia to
charges of defalcation. Sentence was
Tiik St John A. Mar-,h Lumber Co.,
Chicago, Kansas and Colorado, has
failed. Liabilities and assets about
; Pai.tii.s from the Chickasaw Xation
say the Ityrd party was victorious in
the late election, having secured every
member of the lower house of the
tribal legislature. The result means
that the intruders must go and every
white man on the expiration of his
J. 1'im.kv Hoke, the noted forcer
from l'eoria, I1L, completed his five
year sentence in the .lolict peniten
tiary, but w as rearrested on a bench
warrant instigated by the Merchants'
national bank of l'eoria. There are
nine indictments hanging oier him, the
bonds for which aggregate S.T7.O00.
Stills ,fc 1)uiii.vi:lki:s furniture
factory, Cincinnati, has been destroyed
by fire. Loss SMl.cXM).
Ki'oexe II. IIont.ick and his wife,
Grace-, committed suicide at Denver,
Col., by taking poison. ltoth were
young and there was some trouble
with their families.
Tin: miners of the Virginius at
Our.iy, Cob, struck to the number of
oier 100 because the management re
quired them to use lamps instead of
candles in the workings they claiming
the smoke from the lamps made them
W. II. Woodward, having in charge
the arrangements for bringing dele
gates to the sovereign grand lodge of
the Independent Order of Odd Fellows
nt St Louis announces that all rail
roads will transport members for one
fare for the round trip.
Tim Hopkins has decided to contest
the will of his adopted mother, Mrs.
Kllsuortii, Minn., has been ravaged
by a windstorm. The town was left a
Seven houses In Campo, near San
Diego, Cat, were washed awar bv a
cloudburst Xo lives w ere lost
At Elizabethtoiin, Ind , there was a
cyclone recently. The brick school
house was ruined. Tlie brick residence
of Charles Cisco was torn away seven
feet above the ground and his son Ezra
was killed. The father is probably fa
A solthkr from Oklahoma City says
that news has been received there that
the Daltons and their gang of despe
radoes have been tracked down into
the southern part of the Sac and Tox
There is absolutely no foundation
for the reports that Jay Gould is seri
ously ill at the Soda Springs, Idaho.
Whim: bathing in the Ked river at
Grand Forks, X. D., Rev. William T.
Curric, rector of St Paul's Episcopal
church. Miss Ruth Currie, his daughter,
aged 13. and Miss Dora Kirk, aged 14,
were all drowned.
A terrible windstorm visited Keo
kuk, la., on the afternoon of to 13th.
SAN" l'n v.vcipco stevedores have struck
for an increae.ef wages.
TtWj men were killed by a collision
on tlie Unicm I'aiilic near Itrigliton,
Col. A freight engine had "died," und
while the train vm standing on tl e
track a special dashed into it.
Thb crop of oats in Iowa is reported
to be enormous.
A CALL has lieen issued, signed by
U. S. Hall, chairman, for a convention
of the members of the Tanners' Alli
ance opposed to the suli-trcasury plan
and in favor of the 1'ort Worth resolu
tions. The meeting is to be held in
St. Louis Septcmbe'r 13.
Anotiikr scene of wild excitement
occurred in the I hicago w heat pit en
the 17th. Under pressure to realize
there was a considerable break.
Tin: Alabama state alliance re-elected
all its old officers The president, S.
M. Adams made a fierce attack on
Senator Morgan, declaring ho would
Buffer his arm to burn off licforc he
would support him. His cause of com
plaint was Morgan's opposition to the
Till ith is a great scarcity of money
in all the lower Rio Grande section of
Texas There has been no rain to speak
of for eighteen months and the ranch
men arc all in debt and the farmers
have been unable to raise enough for
their actual needs of money and pro
visions clothing, etc
The Maryland farmers' convention
has indorsed Senator Gorman.
Ex-Sesatou IJiircE, of Mississippi,
opposes the schemes of negro emigra
tion to Liberia and says Bishop Turner
is the only prominent colored man in
this country who advocates it Mr.
Itruee says the American negroes are
Americans They are African in noth
ing but their color.
Tin: jury in the case of Dr. Itakcr, of
Abington, Va.. charged w ith the mur
der of his wife, brought in a verdict of
guilty. The verdict w as largely on the
evidence of Miss Gilmer, a lady of so
cial prominence, who confessed her
criminal intimacy with the accused and
declared he had admitted killing his
Hi:.vnv a Mil ks has been appointed
United States judge of the northern
and southern districts of Mississippi
Mks. SaruiC. Polk, widow of James
K. Polk, tenth president of the United
States died at Xashville, Tcnn , on the
The sanitary and other arrangements
of tlie mines at Briceville, Tenn., not
being up to requirements orders have
lieen issued to withdraw the convicts
The large ponder mill at Kellogg,
W. Va., was blown up by an accidental
discharge of jKiuder. Two Hies were
lost, and many buildings destroyed.
1!i:ioaiiki:-Gi.n Stami.v at San
Antonio, Toias, severely censured the
cntirl which tried First Lieut Wal
ter II. Chatlield. Fifth infantry, on ac
count of the merciful sentence imposed.
He was charged w ith wrong reports of
money matters and w as sentenced to be
The German Catholic Knights of
America met in annual convention at
LuatortlloJty., enrthe 10th.
Tiieue was a destructive lire at Xor
folk, Va., recently during a storm,
breaking out in the Xorfolk Storage
Co.s building on Water street and
quickly spreading. The loss ran up to
I the circuit court of Des Arcs coun
ty. Ark., the suit of Mrs. Mary Sweet,
widow of John Sweet, who was killed
in a wreck a month ago on the Iron
Mountain road, was decided in favor of
tho plaintiff. The jury returned a ver
dict for sri.ooo.
A Falmouth, Ky., special says that
Jair.cs Uateliford, a notorious charater
in that vicinity, was shot from ambush
by i; in assailants. Indications
pointed to the work of a mob.
Everyone of the sixteen banks of
Memphis Tenn., has been for the past
two weeks receiving spurious silver
dollars in money offered on deposits
The counterfeit bears the date of lb'J
A great sensation was created at
Little Rock, Ark., by the arrest of J.
L. Rary on a warrant by State Treasu
rer Morrow charging him with the lar
ceny of 5100,000 of state script Bary
was a clerk employed by the bondsmen
of ex-State Treasurer Woodruff to ex
amine the books of the defaulting
Terrirle stories of distress continue
to come from Russia and Germany,
in consequence of the dearth of grain.
Russia has prohibited the exportation
The Xovosti, of St Petersburg, in an
article on European politics, takes oc
casion to review the course followed
by the Salisbury government and says
that if it is the policy of Great ICritain
to continue her present attitude toward
France and Russia the peace of Europe
will be guaranteed for a long time to
Tun senaputty of Manipur and tho
Tongale general were hanged at Mani
'dur, India, on the loth for the murder
of the British commissioners a few
months ago. An immense crow d of na
tives w as present at the execution.
Mrs. Thomas IS. Carih-thers has
licen arrested at Rat Portage, Man.,
charged with having killed her hus
band. The rise of the price of grain prom
ises splendid returns to Austrian grain
exporters, and especially as the Balkan
harvests promise to be excellent and
sufficient for the Austrian home con
sumption. Portugal has prohibited tho impor
tation of wheat until the native crop
has been consumed.
Business failures (Dun's report) for
the seven days ended August 13 num
bered 22", compared with 231 the pre
vious week and 197 the corresponding
week of last vear.
Nearly all the salmon fishermen
near Kodiak, Alaska, have struck be-
cause the canning factory owners re'
fused to take all the fish they could
Among those besmirched by the Can
adian scandals is Premier Mercier of
The viceroy of India cables that
there has been a general fall of rain in
The continued canards of the French
press in regard to the emperor's phy
sical condition are received in Berlin
with contempt Telegrams from Kiel
testify to an untiring energy and a de
votion to state duties on the part of the
emperor which are not likely to be dis
played by a man at death's door.
It is reported that Mr. Abbey has
tried without success to secure the ser
vices of Mme. Xordlca and Mme. Patti
for an operatic tour in America. De
spite all the managerial diplomacy dis
played by him Patti would only promise
to sign a contract with him for a con
The international geographical con
gress in Heme, Switzerland, Ins closed.
The next meeting will be in London.
IIipisdlitkGoxzalks Fermin Pcrci
and Ronafacio Valdcz, who were con
victed of kidnapping, have been exe
cuted at Havana, Cuba.
Lieut. Scrivex. the commissioner to
Central America for the Latin-American
department, reports by cable that
the government of Salvador will erect
its own building at Jackson Park, Chi
cago. Thrle fatal balloon accidents oc
curred recently. At Cincinnati, Miss
Annie Harness fell with her parachute
closed and her body was broken tc
pieces Xear Syracuse, X. Y., James
Buckingham fell with his parachute
into Ongala lake and was drowned.
At Tacoinai Wash.- an aeronaut named
.tohllsdu fell from his balloon a dis
tance of 2.0J0 feet
The reports of the discovery of ex
tensile anthracite coal lields inSonora,
Mexico, are continued by advices rc
ceiiedbythc bureau of American re
publics. Clearing house returns for the week
ended August 1.1 showed an aierage de
crease of 10.1 compared with the cor
responding week of last year. In Xew
York the decrease was 23.0.
Tin: European bourses during the
weekended August 15 were depressed
Ow ino to the depression in the iron
trade, operations at many of the prin
cipal it on works in the Cumberland
(Eng.) district have been suspended for
some time and the inability of the
workmen to procure employment is
causing the most acute distress
Rev. Dr. John Henry Hopkins one
of the most distinguished clergymen of
the Protestant Episcopal church, is
dead, aged si.
The British bank of Australia has
suspended w ith JsOO.OOO liabilities
DEVICES have been seized by the po
lice at Chemnitz, Germany, with the
legend "Bread or blood," and evidently
intended to be used in a procession.
The devices were destroyed.
Sick pilgrims will be permitted to
touch the holy coat at Treves on pro
ducing a medical certificate describing
The wrought iron nail men of the
Worcester and Staffordshire (Eng.) dis
trict have struck against a proposed
reduction of 10 per cent in wages.
The strike affects not less than s,000
David Gariunkr, of Eden, near Win
nipeg, Man., was taking shells out of
an old rifle, when one of them exploded
and the bullet passed through the ceil'
ing, the floor above, the led and thtf
body of a child four years old asleep in
the bed and finally passed out through
the roof. The child was killed.
The Russian ministry of finance an
nounces that the yield of rye is estimat
ed at 711,000,000 poods but that owing
to the present supplies being nearly ex
hausted 904,000,000 poods will be re
quired to supply the wants of the peo
ple and for sowing purposes The
deficit must be supplied by potatoes
As M. Laucr was leaving a meeting
at the Cirque river, Paris revolver
was dicharged at him by a bystander,
an anarchist. The charge missed M.
Laucr; but grazed a coachman stationed
near. The anarchist was arrested.
The grave of Nathaniel Hawthorne
has recently been so mutilated by relic
hunters that it has been found neces
sary to encircle it by A high fence.
The Italian harvest reports show that
this year's crops will equal those of
lt90. Recent rains have improved tho
corn crop and this crop promises to be
good. An abundant yield of w ine from
the grape crop is also expected.
Another accident to an excursion
train occurred on the Jura Simplon
railway, Switzerland Fourteen per
sons were killed.
An aeronaut at Maccrata, Italy, full
from his balloon into the Adriatic sea
and was drowned.
Two hundred freight br.ikcmen on
the Lake Erie .t Western railroad li.ue
struck for extra pay for overtime.
The river S'e. Marie, Havti, has over
flowed its banks. A bridge over the
river was swepv away and thirty liies
War is reported to be again imminent
Jackson", Mich., August IS. The storm
last cicnmg de eloped into a small torna
do, and swept arros tonnshins of Lconi,
Napoleon and Nan ell. Orchards wero
badly damaged, many trees being uproot
ed. The volume of water that fell was
lery great On the line of the storm
houses and barns were wrecked and the
inmates sought safety in cellars. Xear
Brooklyn a fierce storm of hail did consid
erable damage. In Jackson great quanti
ties of rain fell, which flooded the streets
and injured the pai enients. Considerable
damage was done to trees.
Jacksonville, Fla., August 18. A
path of smoldering ruins two blocks wide
and six blocks long, extending from Bay
street to Ileal er street and one block on
each side, is tho result of the fire which
started at midnight It caught in R. D.
Knight & Co.'s grocery, adjoining the
large Hubbard building, and in a short
time the block was a mass of flames. 'Hie
flames were then carried diaeonally across
the street to the Tremont hotel, and thence
to the Hotel Burbridge and the large block
in which the Seminole club n as domiciled.
The tire spread on all sides being fanned
bj a stiff breeze. The firemen worked he-1
roically throughout, bu nothing could !
s ay the flame until they were exhausted I
for ii ant of material. In the smith build
ing a large amount of dtnamitewas stored.
This exploded :.nd started tires a block
away to the north. The effect of the ex
plosion was seen for fifty miles. In the i
city the effect of the explosion was stun-1
ning plate glass windows for fiic squares
were broken and the sidewalks were cov
ered with broken glass. The firemen could ,
have stopped the fire here, but for the ex
plosion. That rendered them almost help
less Residences, hotels and stores broke
,to llame, and.the fire became a terrible
coniiauraiion. i ne nre was sioppea snort-
ly after dajlicht Twenty-five business I
houses anj over forty dwellings were!
burned. The loss will be oier a million
dollars. The insurance is not known. Xo I
hies were lost
Caldwell, Kan., August 18. Joel B. '
Majes, chief of the Cherokee nation, ae-1
companied by twenty-five prominent Cher-
okees, arrived here this eieninir. What
their business is is not definitely known.
Chief Mayes refused to give np any of '
their plans until to-morrow, when, he said, t
a meeting would be held with the cattle- j
men and then he would submit to an in- j
terview. It Is generally thought that the
cause of this sudden rush is the recent,
order of President Harrison, allowing all!
Cherokee citizens the privilege of holding I
cattle on the strip, and that they are on '
the rounds to protect their people and oust
the intruders j
President Harrison has gone to Ben-'
nington, Vt, to attend that city's renten-.
nial celebration and to take part in the
dedication of the soldiers' monument I
rncltah, French ami America'! linn. Maj
Vet Teach Celestial Their lluty to Fur
Sh noiiai, Aug. lb. There is no use
denying the faet that n most serious
state of political affairs exis's in this
country at the present moment and the
combined fleets of the powers may be
called upon at any moment to take ef
fective action. The danger clouds have
been seen on the horizon for months
past the smoldering fires caused by
the agitation existing against foreign
ers and others among the populace
have repeatedly broken out into flames
but apparently w ithout, until quite re
cently, revealing the strength of the
Volcano which is threatening a most
disastrous outbreak. International af
fair;, undoubtedly, are the inward and
actual causes of the displays of ill-feeling
against foreigners which arc only
the outw anl signs of tho movement in
In this city at prcsont a state of great
excitement prevails at the increased
and still increasing tension between the
Chinese government and the ministers
of the foreign powers. From all ap
pearances the former seems obstinate
in its refusal to redress the injury
done to the foreigners during the re
cent riots. Some people say that the
government dares not take this step
demanded in common justice to the
foreigners for fear of incurring a. storm
of popular disapproval; in any case
there is no doubt as to the dbatinacy of
the refusal to right the wrongs inflicted
upon the foreign residents of China.
On the other hand, there is also no
reason to doubt that, if the Chinese
authorities do not yield to the firm dc-
1 mantis of the ministers of the powers.
concerted hostile action upon the part
of the war vessels of the various na
tions represented in these waters is im
minent Much damage has licon dono
and too many outrages have been per
petrated upon the foreign residents of
this country, to permit of the repre
sentatives of the powers submitting
any longer to be put off with vague
statements which in the main actually
mean that China cannot, or will not,
redress the wrongs done to peaceful
residents of foreign nationality and
that China docs not admit that the lat
ter h.ii e been outrageously treated in
their persons or iu their possessions by
Chinese mobs over which the authori
ties seem to have no control
Such is the state of affairs it is now
know n that the foreign ministers have
lieeli compelled to inform the Chinese
government that a joint naval ilemon-
btration of art effective nature, in w Inch
the French, American and British squad
rons w ill take part, w ill be ordered in
the near future, unless speedy repara
tion is made for the injuries, outrages
and abuses complained of by the min
isters of the pollers.
SHOT HIS WIFE.
An Ottawa, Kan., Lumler Merchant Kill
His Wire and Shoots Hlinelf.
Ottawa, Kan., Aug. 18. Just at the
bend of Main street after leaving the
bridge in North Ottawa stands a cottage
which for a long time has been the
abode of E. J. Preston and his family.
Preston w as engaged in tho lumber busi
ness, and, to all appearances lived hap
pily with hisfaiuiby until about a year
ago when trouble grew up about his
wife's objecting to their daughter's
keeping company with young men.
Preston insisted that the daughter had
a right to do so, while the wife de
clared she should not This controversy
resulted in Mrs. Preston's being driven
from home. She afterward returned,
but jvas again driven away.
After an absence of some months the
wife returned and it was generally sup
posed that the matter had been amica
bly settled, but at '', o'clock Sunday
afternoon a passer-by heard the crack
of a revolver and before the sound hud
died away another and still another.
The passer-by rushed against the
door, but found it locked. He broke it
open and found Mrs Preston lying
dead in a great pool of blood, while
Preston was w andering aimlessly about
the room w ith a still smoking revolver
in his hand and a great gaping wound
in his forehead.
On seeing the intruder Preston point
ed to the lifeless body of his w ifc and
said that she had tried to kill him. But
the evidenco all goes to show that he
shot his wife and then himself.
The coroner was summoned and on
arrii ing pronounced Preston's wound
fatal, in the hope of extorting a confes
sion. Preston thereupon admitted the
killing and said that his father-in-law.
J. II. Wilhite, a prominent merchant of
this city, was responsible for the whole
Xotwithstanding the serious nature
of Preston's wound he was promptly
placed in jail by the sheriff and every
effort will be made to protect his per
son against any mob violence.
THE NORTHWEST HARVEST.
Well t'mler War With a Phenomenal Yield
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 18. Harvest
ing is w ell under war all over the north-
w est and the promise of a big crop is
being more than fulfilled. Instead of
averaging from fifteen to twenty bush
els to the acre, wheat is turning out
from twenty-five to thirty, and the in
creased yield from an increased acreage
makes l.0,000.000 bushels the minimum
product for the Dakotasand Minnesota.
Other grains are close to wheat, oats
especially turning out wclL
The weather for harvesting is all
that could be desired.
Hart Ity the Warm Wave.
LNlNG,Mich., Aug. 18. The weekly
bulletin of the Michigan weather ser
vice shows that the weather conditions
for the last seven days have been gen
erally unfavorable to corn, potatoes
and beans the parched condition of the
soil and the warm wave having ma
terially injured these crops In the
eastern and northeastern parts of the
state heavy rainfalls have done much
to revive the crops, and will greatly
help potatoes in the northern section,
where rain was badly needed. In the
western part of the state no rain hat
fallen, and corn is curling up to some
extent. Ail sections need more ram.
Xun Mar Teach School.
Austin, Tex.. Aug. 18. Attorney
General Culberson, in answer to State
Superintendent of Instruction Pritchett,
advises that there is nothing in the
constitution or laws of Texas to dis
qualify nuns or sisters of charity from
receiving certificates to teach in the
free public schools-of the state provid
ed no religious tenets or instruction is
taught by them in the schools during
or before or after school hours or in
the building in which a free fchool ol
thb state is conducted. The certificates
will be granted in accordance with tht
Terrible Fate of a Young female Aeronaut
at Cincinnati A Denver Italloon Incident
Fatal Itesnlt or an Ascension atSrra
cues Another at Tacomo.
CihiNNT, Auir. 17. One of the at-"
tractions of done? island Saturday
afternoon was a balloon ascension by
Miss Annie Harness, of Tcrre Haute,
and a large crowd of pleasure seekers
thronged tlie grounds At the ap
pointed time the young woman stepped
into the car. The ropes were loosened
at once and the balloon rose rapidly.
At an elevation of about 500 feet the
parachute was let go and slowly began
to unfold. Suddenly there was a dread
ful hush In the proivd for the parachute
had closed, and with its human burden
was falling with frightful velocity.
Faster and faster descended the para
chute. More intense and terrible be
came the strain on the madly excited
crowd as horror-stricken it stood wait
ing the fearful cml Suddenly there
struck upon the ear a sickening sound
for the end had come.
Quickly a sympathetic crowd gath
ered about the horribly mangled form
of tho poor girl, as she lay in a crushed
mass upon the ground. Blood spat
tered her gaudy clothing and the w reck
of the parachute that had borne her to
her death and, fast running from her
broken body had formed little pools
about tin; spot where she lay.
AN ALMOST lMT.lI. ACCIDENT.
Desyei:, Col., Aug. IT. A balloon
ascension at Manhattan iieaeh, a sum
mer resort near here, yesterday after
noon came near resulting fatally for
Several thousand people had as
sembled to witness the ascension of tho
mammoth air ship which was to carryj
besides Prof. King, a couple married in
the basket just before the rope was cut
Tho balloon shot up in the air and at
a height of 8,000 feet it encountered a
storm and burst It fell forover a milo
like so much lead.
Then, fortunately for the occupants
of the car, the silk formed itself into a
parachute, thus stopping the rapidity of
the fall The thrco lit in a cornfield
about seven miles from the city, but
with such force that they were uncon
scious for several hours afterward.
I1ROWNED BY HIS TARACHUTE.
Syracuse, X. Y., Aug. 17. James
Buckingham, aeronaut and parachut
ist, who made an ascension at Pleasant
lieacb, on Ongala lake, yesterday met
a horrible death in the water there at
aliout 0 o'clock. The ascent w as made
without dillleulty and when several
hundred feet up in the air the professor
loosened his hold on the balloon and
dronncd directly oier the lake. The
parachute inflated with air and the de
scent was made slowly, but when the
water was reached the parachute com
pletely covered Buckingham and it is
thought he was unable to extricate
himself from Its folds
terrirle fall from a balloon.
Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 17. An aeron
aut named Johnson fell from a balloon
to the ground a distance of about 2,000
feet Saturday afternoon and was fright
fully crushed. He died instantly.
What tho Treasury May Do U the Bond
holders Do Not Exchinge.
Wasiiin'Oto.y, Aug. 17. Secretary
Foster has made the following state
ment in regard to tlie funding opera
tions and financial situation generally:
"About 518,500,0000 of VA per cent
bonds have been extended and applica
tions have been received covering about
52,500,000 more. What the final outcome
may be, of course, I do not know. It is
probable, however, that a considerable
portion of tlie balance (530,000,000)
will be extended It w ill be no hard
ship to the treasury to be called upon
to pay those not extended In fact such
payment will add, by the amount paid
to the money in the hands of the
people. By the extension we succeeded
in preventing a decrease of national
bank notes and in fact have so far in
crcasul the circulation nearly $5,000,
000. The outlook is that considerable
more of an increase w ill be effected
"I am not finding any fault with the
action of the banks as might bo infer
red from recent publications I saw
Mr. Sherman at Mansfield I always
find it profitable to discuss money mat
ters with him. I don't recall a
single disagreement between us
The statement telegraphed from
Mansfield regarding our lato con
ference is a pure romance. While
there is less reserve in tho treasury
than for many years past it is in a com
fortable condition. Because of less
money in the treasury it follows that
more money than ever before is in the
hands of the people, thus facilitat
ing the conduct of tho business of
the country. Wo arc on a gold
basis and there is no occasion
for alarm as to the ability of
tho government to maintain this con
dition. The secretary has ample power
to maintain or increase the present re
serve of gold I may add that Mr. Sher
man fully agrees with me regarding
the legal power of the secrecary as
above expressed. I don't see any occa
sion for the exercise of this power, but
I don't hesitate to say, should the occa
sion arise, I shall not fail to use it"
Depression in kngland.
London, Aug. 1(5. Owing to the de
pression in the iron trade operations at
many of the principal iron works in the
Cumberland district have been sus
pended for some time and the inability
of the workmen to procure employ
ment is causing the most acute distress
About li,000 men have been thrown out
of employment, a large number ol
them having earned nothing for a year.
Last Honors to 3lrs- 1'olk.
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 17. The
funeral of Mrs James K. Polk whe
died last Friday oc
curred here at 1C
morning. A great
crowd was present.
but the services
tious The remains
were placed in the
tomb beside those ol
'husband Mrs Polk
roue lacked but a few
days of being SS years old
Democratic National Convention.
Washington, Aug. 10. The twe
cities which have begun active work f oi
the democratic national convention are
St Louis and Washington. The latter
city really has hopes and is going about
securing rotes in a vigorous and syste
matic way. William Dickson is the
District of Columbia member of the
committee. He has received assurance?
from Barbour, of Virginia: Ransom, oi
North Carolina, and Pasco, of Florida,
that their formal preferences are for
Washington. Kenna, of West Virginia,
and Gorman, of Maryland, are also
eowted for Washington,
DEATH 9FMRS. POLK.
Tho Aged Widow of President JauirJ K.
I'olk rasscs Away.
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 15. Sur
rounded by a few loving ft lends and
relatives' Mrs Barnes K. Polk; relict of
the tenth president of the United States;
died at 7:30 o'clock yesterday morn
ing, peacefully and quietly, in the
full possession of her natural faculties!
Mrs. Polk was in perfect health until
last Wednesday evening, when on re
turning from a short drive she was
taken suddenly ill. She never rallied
Had she lived until September 4,
next, she would have been eighteen
years beyond the allotted timo of three
score nnd ten. Tlie cause of her death
was Simply exhaustion resulting from
Mrs. Polk was before her marriage,
Miss Sarah Childress She was born
near Murfrceslmro, Rutherford county,
Tenn., September 4, 1801, and was the
daughter of Joel and Elizabeth Child
ress. Her father, a farmer in easy cir
cumstances sent her to the Moravian
institute at Salem, X. C, where she
was educated On returning homo she
married Mr. Polk, who was then a
member of the legislature of Tennessee.
The following year he was cleeted to
congress, and during his fourteen ses
sions in Washington Mrs. Polk's courte
ous manners sound judgment anil
many attainments gave her a high place
On her return to Washington as the
wife of the president Mrs l'olk deroted
herself entirely to her duties. She held
weekly receptions and abolished the
custom of giving refreshments to the
guests She also forbade dancing, as
out of keeping with the character ol
these entertainments In spite of her
reforms Mrs. l'olk was extremely popu
lar. "Madam," said a prominent South
Carolinian, at one of her receptions
"there is a woe pronounced againstyou
in the Bible."
On her inquiring his meaning, he
added: "The Bible says! 'Woe unto
you when all men shall speak well of
Mrs Polk became a communicant oi
the Presbyterian church in 1S:H, and
maintained her connection with that
denomination to the last After the
Jeath of her husband she resided in
Nashville, in "l'olk place."
POWDER MILL GONE.
rrrrillc Kxnloslon, Canning the Death ol
HusTlNOTox, XV. Va., Aug. 15. Yes
terday morning about S::!0 o'clock, the
ponder factory in the Ohio river at
Kellogg, W. Va., four miles lielon
Huntington, blew np from some un
known cause. The explosion was in
the glazing mill building which was
about twenty-five feet square and two
stories high. There were aliout two
tons of powder in it The1 main mill
building and in which great (Quantities
of powder are stored was not affected
The noise of the explosion was heard
twenty-five miles away and its force
was so great as to literally annihilate
the building. Pieces of timber were
thrown across the river in Ohio. A
piece of iron weighing over a ton was
picked np and tossed through the ail
SOU yards and buried deep in the
Workmen were lust going to work in
the large mill but had not yet entered
it In the glazing mill at the time of
tho explosion were two workmen, John
Baylcss and Timothy Cooney.
Only unrecognizable fragments of
their bodies can be found, and twe
buckets full of shreds of human flesh
have been gathered
Ceorge Wells who was in a house
W0 yards away, had his skull broken
by a fragment of iron which whirled
through the window of the house. He
is in a dying condition. I). M. Parks
Charles Knowly anil John Shauster,
workmen in the big mill, who were
landing -100 yards aw ay, were terribly
Injured by flying missiles that black
;ned the air.
A few others are slightly
What caused the explosion no one i
lii ing that can tell. Mom than 1.00C
icople have been drawn by curiosity
to the scene. Archie Livingston, the
superintendent, was .standing right by
the mill w hen it was blown to atoms
and he escaped unscathed The family
of John W. Bayless one of the victims
is inconsolable. One of his daughters
is at the point of death from grief.
Chicago Bolls Itnn Wheat
Up to High
Ciiicac.o, Aug. 15. There was an
other wild day in the wheat pit on the
board of trade, prices going up and
down over a very wide range without
any apparently sufficient cause. The
bulls and bears were all on the grid
iron, but the advocates of higher prices
had the best of the situation and im
proved their opportunities to the extent
of ultimately carrying prices to a point
4? cents above the closing figures the
day before, and the close was iH cent?
higher. The bulls' long-delayed pre
diction of dollar wheat was finally ver
ified and they hailed the big round fig
ure with a mighty shout This oc
curred close to the end of the session
and was the culmination of a rapid ad
vance of 2K cents Xo effort was
made to put it higher and it was doubt
less put to that figure for its moral ef
fect Corn was strong but unsettled.
though not showing as much strength
as wheat aborts were nervous over
the advance in the wheat pit but it was
difficult to buy owing to the scarcity of
A Daageroiis Ducking.
Jamestowx, N. Y., Aug. 15. Just
before the steamer Buffalo left for the
illuminated fleet display at Chautauqua
last evening a section of the deck,
crowded with people, gave way, throw
ing about thirty persons in the water.
A scene of excitement ensued hut by
prom pt action all were rescued alive.
Young Book Chosen.
Kxoxville, Tenn., Aug. 15. The re
publican congressional committee met
yesterday and canvassed the returns of
Saturday s election. The official fig
ures are: Uouk, 15,285; Woodruff, 6,057;
Houk's majority, 9,228.
Official Agricultural Chemists.
Wasiiixotox, Aug. 15. The conven
tion of the official agricnIturalAJKnists
met here with a large attendance of
members President IL C. Caldwell
read an address, which was followed
by a report from the secretary, H. M.
Wiley. The remainder of the session
was taken np by the discussion of
Incalls Will Not Co to Knropc
Atchisox, Kan., Aug. 15. Hon. John
J. Ingalls has definitely decided not to
go to Europe at present It is said that
he is busy, when not making speeches,
working oa a political book.
HIS WORK ENDED.
tames Ttutsrll Lowell, l'oct. Patriot and
SctK.faf, re- it Lons ami Useful I. If
Succuralu toa ti-pli'tionrAltineits
Drier Skcttfi or His lfHILnt Career.
Boston, Mass., Aug. 11 James Rus
lell Lowclldied at 2:10 o'clock yesterday
morning1. His death was caused by an
affection of the liver together with
other ailments incidental to his ad
Mr. Lowell passed sway at his home,
Elmwood, in Cambridge; wliCr he was
born. Almost to the last ho was I
hard although erratic, worker. He
had not been seen as often in society
lately as formerly, but up to five years
ago he seemed in robust health.
James Ku'Setl Lowell born In Cam
brldse, Miss., rebruary 22. 1919. The poet
ira descended from an Knglfsh famtty who
settled In XffwKn.rUinliritho year ot I13J.
His grandfather was made a Judge by Wash
ington alur having assisted In framing tho
constitution of Massachusetts In ITS. Ho
moved thutnsertlo-i in the bill of rights of
that statu ol the cline thit "All men are
horn free and equal." and earned great emf
nenco as a Iiwycr. Tho family Cf the
Lowells Rave lis name to the city of Lowell.
Tho deceased va the son of Charles Low
ell nnd in genlu" and character was tho
hereditary representative of tho heart and
trains that founded Xew England. IIo was
ffsi rr-j 1H
JAMKS IH'SSELL LOWELL.
the yonnxest of five children. From both
parents wero transmitted high intalliscncc
sonnd principles and right ideals, but tint
poctlo and Imaginative facnlty cauie Iron
the mother. Ills birthplace was tliu old
tnry mansion now ca lid "L'lmwood." a
iarj three story square, wooden houio in
tho early colonial stlc, situated in spacious
grounds, surrounded by magnificent eluij
nnd pines pi inted by Ills father, with an
outlook on the Chirlis rivr. Lowell w
fitted for college hyW llllam Willi who wal
tho senior of the linn tii.it published th
series of WelW & Lilly classic. He entered
Harvard In lus sixttcnth year and wa
graduited In l-its. Hi lint publNhed
literary production, unless probably sonw
poems of 'Harvardiuiia," ulneh ho edited ic
i.JT 3. was his noted class poem co.npo-ed
under p culiar clrcum-itaiicm. .t tho time
ot writing it tho collegiate senior
was undergoing a brii f period
of rustication at Concord. In contiinencn ol
inattention to his tcvt !onl,s. Hi force'
sojourn In tills .Arcadia of scholarship am.'
reform brought lifin Into relationship witb
the transtindcnt ilUU who In that dtv
Wero In the habit of githerlng at the home
ot Kmerson, with n limn then began t'uif
friendship which, despite the playful s illb'i
of tho younger poet In his earlier writings
only terminated with the de ith of tho elder.
Tho youu!; satirist Ar tho hnmorous
side of tho social movements of the
day, and tho class poem, seintillat
In? with wit. attacked the (bolitlonists,
'Carlylc, Kincrson and transccndentatlst.
In tho law school of Harvard Lowell received
the degree of LL. B. and was admitted to the
bar In 1810. Tho only record of the pnetico
ot his profession is round in a story entitled
-My First Client," publihed In tho Ifoilon
Miscellany. Henceforth lie gave himself en
tirely to literature. In 1SI1 n volume of
poems, written under the Influence of nflec
tion for a woman of genius who becamo hts
wife, was published under tho title of "A
Tho volume was never republished, nnd of
the seventv noems onlv a smalt nart hu7e
been dceni'd worthy of reprinting by the Xoah Allen, of Wichita.
author. His marriage to the woman who
Inspired these poems took placo in 1&M. Thought lie Was Auditor.
Mnrla White was an ardent abolitionist, and J A yonng man by the name of Lam
no doubt her Influence a-sisted in turning b employed in the general office o
his thojrfhts to tho scrmu side of 11. it , , . ' . . " . . . . ,
canio to which ho rendered .iruorIal "e Santa re at Topeka, lost his menta
si rvice. ' balance the other morning and undei
To uodcr-tand Lowell's character It Is I
ncccflry to remember that he was not only
a poet, a scholar and a hmnorNt. but alwais
a conservative and a critic. o man w.n
moro tnorougniy iinuucu man ue wiiuiuo
fund uuent il principles of American democ
racy a democracy wlthoutdcuiagogNm; no
man more Je ilousth in lieof llieunt irnMicd
rc-putnt on or America in politics and Iitera
turc: no in in more quick to see. any depart
nro from tliohlh life il of the republic and
his flaming pen was turned to attic k wh it
ever assailed this i'h-il at ne time slav
ery, nt nnother timo vicious political
methods threatening tho purity of demo
cratic focie'y Ills raritc'ilNui was nlnays
conservative-, hlscnt'clsm alwas construc
tive.. Lowell and his wifu were rrgularcon
tributors to the Liberty Hull, nnd his name
appeared In 11 In the Antl-Slarcry stand
ard as corresponding editor. In thin paper
from 19IJ loIs6 his pocnisdurlngthat period
mostly appeared Later the Huston Courier
was the vehicle ot his productions, nnd in
Its co umns tho first series of the "Itiglow
I'apers" was given to tho pnbllo, bi ginning
In the issue for Juno. lsiX and ending in ISIS
In IMS he undertook tho editing of the
Pioneer, a literary and critical magazine.
Only turco numbers wero published, the
venture failing through financial disaster to
the pubighcrsL In this ina.-azlno was begun
a scries of essays on the poets and dramat
ists, which afterward ioruu-d tio material
for "Conversations With Some of too Old
Poets." In l-h came a volume of verse
containlngA Legend of Ilntlaiiy." with thirty-three
miscellaneous poems nnd thirty
seven sonnets. These wero followed
In JSU by -Tho Vision of Sir Laun-
fa!, ono of tho mot ejriui-ite
productions ot li s genius, a poem founded 1
on the legend of tho Holy Grail, which Is j
aid to have been compose! in a sort of J
frenzy in about forty-eiMit hours, during
kilii ii imiuii l .r.iTiviv aiiiir.i("tL
In IS77 3!r Lowell was appointed I y Tresl
deut lliyes to the SpanNu uiN-io.!, from
which he was transferred to theconrt of tt.
In ISSi Lowell was deputed as mini, ter to
Kncland and, until rcenllid by rn-ident
Cleveland, lie was our r preventative at
Lowell's first wife died In is; I. He n'trritd
n second tlui" In 1W7 ifiss Dunlap, of l"ort
land. Jf c, and who died in 1S?.
Crops in Good .hip.
Dallas, Tex.. Aug. !:. The cotton
crop outlook in Texas and the Indian
territory is very promising. The acre
aire is f nllv 10 rvr cent larger than last
year, and the condition about 15 per
cent better. The crop is. ten days late.
The corn crop is made and abundant in
north and east Tevas with enough to
supply home consumption as a rule in
other portions of the state. The acre
age is in excess of last ynr. Corn and
other crops in Brew str county in the
Rio Grande valley of west central Texas
were totally destroyed by grasshoppers
Sugar and hay prospects are favorable.
A fepeculltive Scheme.
St. Paul, Mixs.. Aug. 13. The Daily
News yesterday afternoon published an
elaborate statement showing that it has
positive information that the so-called
"hold-your-wheat" Farmer's Alliance
circular was gotten up by Minneapolis
speculators and that all expenses are
being paid by that crowd. A stranger
was imported to handle the alliance
men and get them to father the move
ment The syndicate have 6,000,000 ol
old wheat to unload and if they can buL'
the market and unload they will thee
let it slump to buy in the new crop a
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
Attempt to Blow Up a Hoasr.
A dynamite explosion tore to atoms
tho front porch of J. M. Jnvcnal's resi
dence at Ci" South Third street,
Armourdale, on the night of the 10th,
shattering the windows in that and a
neighboring house. J. M. Juvenal is
assistant superintendent of the Consoli
dated Tank Line Co. Shortly before
the time of the explosion a woman
was seen stealing along Third street
from Kansas avenue Five minutes
of ter came the explosion. An investiga
tion en osi fluently show cd that dynamite
had been jrlaced beneath the porch and
that the fuse had extended from it to
the front gate. Part of the burnt out
fuse was found The trail of the woman
was followed into Missouri and Miss
Amelia Pfaffman was arrested. She
claims she can prove an alibi.
Alliance Camp Meetings.
The dates and places for holding the
ssven congressional district alliance
camp meetings in Kansas have been
fixed as follovrs: First district, Holton,
Friday, September 111 Second district,
O'tfsws, Saturday, September 19; Third
district, larsras Thursday, September
17; Fourth district. Emporia, Monday,
September 14; Fifth dMrict, Clay Cen
ter, Wednesday, September 9; Sixth
district, Beloit, Wednesday. September
23; Seventh district, Hutchinson, Mon
day, September 21, and Wichita, Tues
day, September 15- In addition to these
camp meetings another will be held at
Hayes City, Ellis county, Saturday,
HoMlns; Tho Wheat.
President McGrath, of the Kansas
Farmers Alliance, recently stated that
the farmers arc holding largo quanti
ties of wheat until there is a material
advance in prices. A late Topeka dis
patch said that the number of local
Corporations which are filing their
charters it ith the secretary of state,
the avowed objects of which arc to
purchase and ship grain, is most
positive evidence that the farmers are
organizing systematically for the pur
pose of holding' their wheat and other
products until inch timo as they can se
cure satisfactory priw.
The Brensan Castf.
Tcdge Thcodosius Botkin has con
sulted rrith Attorney-General Ives in
regard to the" Ifrcnnan trial and t him
expressed the opinion, so freely ex
pressed before, that it wi!l be difficult
to obtain an impartial jury in the trial
of the case in Stevens county. He
thinks the best plan to pursue is tc
summon every man in the county, who
is eligible to jury duty, at once that the
panel from which the jury is to be se
lected may be as large as possible.
The other day a well dressed young
man was found dead near the railroad
crossing one mile west of Waniego
with a bullet hole in the roof of his
mouth, a revolver in his hand and hi
coat hanging on the fence near by.
Papers found led to the belief that
his name was Charles E. Orchard It
was clearly a case of suicide. The
young man had money, and left a note
telling how his things should be dis
A lVoplcs l'aper.
The charter of the People's Publish
ing Co., has been filed w ith the secre
tary of state. The company is formed
to publish a daily and weekly new s
paper in Topeka. The capital stock i;
$50,000, all of which is said to have beer
subscribed. The first directors are
E. II. Snow, state printer; Walter M.
Allen, S. McLallin, editor of the Advo
cate; G. F. Kimball, of Paola, anc
the belief that he was auditor, attempt
cd to take possession of that depart
ment It was thought that the hot
weather caused hia insanity. He was
removed to the asylum.
A call has been issueel for the
annual convention of the Kansas
Temperance union, to be held
in Topeka September 15 and lo.
Every church, Sunday school, temper
ance society or other organization in
sympathy with the temperance cause is
invited to send three delegates.
Mte for a I'uhlte Bnildlna;.
The secretary of the treasury has se
lected as a site for the public building
at Emporia the corner of Merchants
and Fifth avenues the amount agreed
being f?,fi00. The Baptist church
property, at first selected, was refused
because there was an apparent defect
in the title.
Clyde Cupp, engaged in mining, went
into his shaft at Galena the other day
and when about twenty feet from the
top he was overcome with choke damp.
fell to the bottom and was instantly
,.. .. . . .
Kansas City, Kan., expects soon to
have a cotton mill.
threshing machine belonging to
jy Snjder exploded on a farm near
Hiawatha the other day, fatally injur
ing Charles McCartney, the engineer.
j The people's party savings bank of
Atchison, which failed last winter, will
' probably pay its depositors dollar for
dollar, the good crops this year having
increased the value of many real e
tate mortgages upon which money can
Albert Janury, an employe of the
Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis
railroad at Fort Scott, was recently
killed by lightning ivlnie at woric near
a barb wire fence. Four others in the
same gang were knocked down but not
A twelve-year-old son of Patrick 31c-
Gce, while attempting to climb on a
moving wagon load of wheat at King
man the other day fell under the
wheels, was run over and received In
, juries which proved fatal within half
an hour after the accident
Willie Taylor, eight years old, was
recently drowned in the Kansas river
The steam mill property at Glasco,
valued at $20,000, burned the other
night It was set on fire. The mill
had been idle for months.
Ben Dick; who was stealing a ride on
the M., K. & T. railway, was recently
killed by the train at Labette City. Be
lived long enough to accuse the brake
man of throwing him oft
The state convention of tho Farmers'
, Alliance for the election of officers will
be held at sauna, uctoner 3L
Ed Hoover, the fifteen-year-old son
at a prominent farmer of Labette conn
7, was recently drowned while bathing
tlw Nxnaho. " '
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