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DODGE CITY KANSAS.
THE WOKLD AT LABGE.
Summary of the Daily Newa
The President has appointed Frank
Hitchcock, of Illinois, to be United
States Marshal for the Northern dis
trict of Illinois.
The Commissioner of Indian Affairs
has directed Indian agents at the Kiowa
and Comanche agency in the Indian
Territory to promptly remove cattle
found grazing on the reservation with
out the consent of the Indians. It is
-learned that several herds, aggregating
about 30,000 head, are trespassing on
Secretary Blaine and the mem
bers of the Pan-American Congress
are having some trouble keeping out
men accredited as delegates by careless
Governors of States. South Dakota
gave the most trouble.
Secretary Blaine is reported to be
engaged in negotiations for an interna
tional copyright treaty with France
with Count de Keratry, representative
of that country.
Mr. Terry, brother of ex-Judge
Terry of California, who was recently
shot by Neagle, a United States deputy
marshal, intends to lay his side of the
case before the Department of Justice
Isidor H. Sultzback, retail clothier
of Philadelphia, has assigned with
$200,000 liabilities and unknown asset
Lieutenant Schroeder, one of the
inventors of theDriggs-Schroedergun,
denies that his invention has been sold
to England and also that it is unappre
ciated in America. The navy is already
Tiie North River Sugar Refining
Company, of New York, has appealed
from the Supreme Court decision dis
solving the firm.
Leectiburg, Pa., was visited by a
fire on the 26th which rendered twenty
families homeless and destroyed $100,
000 worth of property.
A terrible fire visited Lynn, Mass.,
on the 26th, burning for eight hours
and destroying about $10,000,000 worth
of property. It was the third largest
conflagration in New England, being
eclipsed only by the great fires at Bos
ton and Portland.
The Court of Appeals in New York
has decided the United States Express
Company must pay taxes to that State
tinder the corporation tax law.;
At a meeting in Philadelphia resolu
tions looking to the betterment of Rus
sian exiles in Siberia were passed, and
steps will be taken to reach the Russian
Government through the approaching
prison convention in St. Petersburg.
The United, States championship
skating contest will occur at Newburg,
on the Hudson, January 18.
Tiie New York grand jury has re
turned an indictment for murder in the
first degree against Mrs. Hannah B.
Southworth, who shot and killed Ste
phen Pettus. Later she was arraigned
and pleaded not guilty.
Joitn McCarty, the convict who in
the Rhode Island State prison murder
ously . assaulted murderer LaCoste,
hanged himself in a dark cell. LaCoste
Boston suffered by a disastrous con
flagration on the 28th, commencing in
the granite building owned by Jordan,
Marsh & Co., Bedford and Kingston
streets, adjacent to where the great
tire of 1872 'started. Two acres of
buildings were burned over. The loss
-was put at $4,000,000; insurance, $2,600,
O00. Seven or eight persons were se
riously injured during the progress of
the flames. -
By a landslide at the entrance to the
tunnel near Pattenburg, N. J., recent
ly an engine house was destroyed, the
engineer killed and the railroad blocked
for twelve hours.
The great .foot-ball match between
Yale and Princeton took place at Berk
ley Oval, New York, on Thanksgiving
day. It was a hard-fought game which
finally resulted in favor of Princeton by
a score of 10 to 0. There were about
30,000 persons present on the ground
and the enthusiasm and excitement
was something tremendous. One of
the players named George, of Prince
ton, was quite seriously injured, the
ligament of his left ankle being broken.
Tiie Appellate Court of Dlinois has
decided that the mayors of cities have
perfect right to forbid obnoxious pa
rades by Salvation Army people.
The southbound Santa Fe passenger
train was robbed at Berwyn, a small
station in the Chickasaw Nation, L T.,
on the night of the 25th.
The real estate firm of Fredericksen
& Co., Chicago, have been engaged in
extensive swindling operations in the
Northwest. Fredericksen has fled, his
cashier, Bidgood, is in jail. The defal
cations were put at $1,000,000.
By a collision between a work and a
coal train near Flushing, O., the other
day Engineer A. H. Meyers was killed
and three other trainmen were badly
hurt. Twenty cars were wrecked.
Lymax R. Casey, a practical farm
er, has been elected United States Sen
ator by the North Dakota Legislature.
Albert C. Ridoway, of Illinois, has
been appointed confidential clerk to the
Commissioner of Pensions, vice Miss
Ada Tanner, resigned.
Williax Balemousky, aged thir
teen, was smothered to death in a grain
bin in the Schlitz brewery, Milwaukee,
Wis., the other day.
Landlord Leland, of the Chicago
hotel which bears his name, and other
property owners of Michigan avenue,
Chicago, propose to push the fight for
the clearing of the lake front of the
Exposition and other buildings.
The Guthrie News publishes a pri
Tate letter from Secretary Noble, in
which he says he considers his course
towards the cattlemen in the Strip a
public duty, and that he hopes. the
present Cherokee Commissioa will be
successful in its negotiations. .
The National silver convention as
sembledat St. Louison the 26th. Nine
teen States and Territories were repre
sented. Electric lights were turned on in
Guthrie, Ok., for the first time on the
26th. A public banquet was given. A
street car line is to be finished in ninety
A decision has been rendered in the
Illinois Supreme Court adverse to the
Chicago gas trust. The parties inter
ested were endeavoring to reorganize a
new trust on lines that it was thought
The Cherokee Nation gave a Thanks
giving dinner to the United States Com
mission, all the Senators and Council
men being present. General Fair
child, in response to the toast, "The
United States," said that the Govern
ment desired nothing detrimental to
the best interest of the Cherokees.
Joseph A. SMrrn, of Hopkinsville,
Ky., who killed W. T. Williams, was
lynched the other night.
The bodies of Captain J. W. Blanks,
Clerk S. S. Hanna, and several other
victims of the explosion of the steam
boat Corona, two months ago, have
been found floating atPlaquemine, La.
Samuel White, an aged citizen of
Spartanburg County, S. C, being left
alone the other day, fell into the fire
and was burned to a crisp before dis
covered. The Pittsburgh Southern Coal Com
pany has cut the price of coal delivered
at New Orleans four cents per bushel
to prevent the competition of smaller
A passenger train was wrecked on
a heavy down grade curve west of
Greenville, Tenn., the other morning
and the engineer fatally and express
messenger and four passengers badly
injured. The postal car was burned.
The Governor of South Carolina, in
his annual message to the Legislature,
recommended separate accommoda
tion on railroads for whites and blacks;
the amendment of the civil rights laws
passed by the Republicans in 1876, and
the collection and preservation by the
State of all Confederate flags.
Protracted rains and floods have
disheartened Virginia farmers.. Cot
ton is rotting in the fields and the
ground is so wet it can not be hauled
The safe of the Pacific Express Com
pany at Fort Worth, Tex., was opened
the other night by some one who knew
the combination and $6,800 taken.
The Canadian Parliament has been
called to meet January 16.
The Turkish journal, Saadet,of Con
stantinople, has received reports that
the steamship India, with 500 Moham
medan pilgrims on board, has sunk in
the JEgean sea. The captain and two
passengers alone survive.
Hon. George H. Pendleton, ex
Minister to Germany and a well known
figure in American political life, dead
at Brussels on the 24th of apoplexy. He
had been ill for several weeks.
A dispatch from Emin Pasha, dated
at Molala August 23, has been received
by Sir William Mackinnon. . It says:
"Thanks to all subscribers to the com
mittee for their generouS-help, which
has saved a handful of forlorn men
King Carlos, of Portugal, has had
the Necessidades Palace, Lisbon, pre
pared for his great uncle, Dom Pedro,
ex-Emperor of Brazil.
The Spanish Cabinet is to be recon
structed as soon as Premier Sagasta
shall have conciliated the dissident
The Pan-American Congress has re
ceived a formal notice from. Delegate
Peirera, of Brazil, declining to serve as
a delegate in the conference. The con
ference proceeded to the consideration
of the report of the committee on rules,
but without reaching final action on the
Senor Fernando Cruz, Guate
mala's delegate to the All-American
Congress, has written to the State De
partment his thanks for the late excur
sion. All he saw surpassed his dreams,
and the affection of the people was
more gratifying than all else. Dr. Cruz
is a poet of reputation in his country.
The National silver convention ad
journed sine die at St. Louis on the
28th. The delegates were given a
Thanksgiving dinner at the Merchants'
Exchange in the evening.
The dock workers of Bristol, En
gland, struck recently because the mer
chants threatened to discharge the tim
ber runners who refused to work with
Taylor and Duren, Americans un
der sentence of death at Guaymas,
Mexico, for train robbery, escaped re
cently, but Taylor was recaptured.
The Mexican Senate has passed a
bill for the coinage of $300,000 worth of
New manufactories in the State of
Nuevo Leon, Mexico, are to be guaran
teed twenty years' exemption from con
tributions and taxes.
M. Gautter, chief of the detectives
of Belgium, has been dismissed for em
ploying men to induce striking miners
to commit outrages.
A private letter from New South
Wales states that Henry W. Moore,
ex-managing editor of the Post-Dispatch,
and Emma Stockman, formerly
Mrs. John W. Norton, are located in
Sydney. Moore has succeeded in ob
taining a position on one of the news
papers in Sydney, but his paramour,
who looked for an engagement on ths
stage, has been disappointed.
Will Russell, sixteen years of age,
accidentally killed himself near Van
Alstyne, Tex., recently. He blew in
the muzzle of his gun, not thinking it
was loaded, when it went off, tearing
the top part of his head to atoms.
By an explosion in a colliery at
Bochum, Germany, the other day four
teen persons were killed and four in-,
Emin Pasha has sent to the Anti
Slavery Society a communication, in
which he thanked the society for its
sympathy and expressed regret for the
loss of the Equatorial provinces. He
says that notwithstanding his unfor
tunate experiences he still hopes to be
able to do effective work against the
At the North Star mine on Solomon
mountain near Silverton, Col., Pat
Golden and C. Baldwin, two miners,
attempted to pick out an unexploded
blast, which suddenly exploded, blow
ing them into a thousand pieces.
A very destructive cyclone passed
over a portion of Beaufort County, N.
C, on the 28th doing great damage.
Houses were blown down and trees
torn up by tLe roots. Three persons
were reported killed, among them a
young lady, who was carried off by the
wind, her body not being recovered.
Baptiste Peynaud, the famous
tower jumer, while giving an exhibi
bition in New Orleans the other day,
struck the net with his head and in
jured his spine. His lower extremities
Henry M. Stanley has sold his
forthcoming book outright to Sampson,
Low & Co., the London publishers, for
the sum of 40,000. "
Navy officials are not satisfied with
the results of the trials of the dynamite
cruiser Vesuvius. The contractors
may be required to run the vessel for
one hour at 3,200-horse power.
During a recent session of the lower
house of the Hungarian Diet Baron
Kass informed the chamber ihat the
opposition had discovered a plot to as
sassinate Herr Tisza, the Hungarian
Prime Minister, by the use of dyna
mite. They had, however, succeeded
in frustrating it.
The Scotch Weekly will shortly pub
lish a love story written by the Mar
quis of Lome. The scenes of the nar
rative are laid in Canada, and the plot
is said to be stirring, the incidents pa
thetic and interesting.
Fire in Wesley, Iowa destroyed two
warehouses, a drug store and a lumber
yard, causing $25,000.
The fever hospital at Rochester, En
gland, has been destroyed by fire. All
the inmates were rescued.
Business failures (Dun's report) for
the seven days ended November 28,
numbered 249, compared with 277 the
previous week and 232 the correspond
ing week of last year.
A party of American engineers is
examining the Guanajato mines, in
Mexico, with a view to purchasing
them. They report the mines to be in
Fire broke out in one of the mills of
the Hartford Carpet Company at
Thompsonville, Conn., the other night.
The building burned was a brick, five
stories high and 300 feet long.
Judge R. B. Trippe committed sui
cide at Atlanta, Ga., blowing out his
brains with a double-barreled derrin
ger. The cause of the act was de
spondency, due to ill health. He was
thirty-five years of age and had been
judge of the city court of Carterville
before he came to Atlanta and was
afterward assistant United States dis
A grand charity ball was given in
the City of Mexico the other night for
the benefit of the American Hospital.
It was a great success.
Judge Collins, of the Chicago cir
cuit court, has refused to order the ar
rest of Mayor Cregier for contempt of
court for occupying the lake front in
defiance of injunctions.
A lone highwayman robbed the
stage a few miles from Redding, Cal.,
the other night. The treasure boxcon
tained little, but several registered let
ters were secured.
Secretary Blaine has been con
fined to his home in "Washington by an
attack of lumbago.
King Leopold, of Belgium, has sent
a message to Henry M. Stanley, invit
ing him to visit Brussels to receive
personal congratulations on the com;
pletion of his task.
Four little girls, children of Hugh
Dunn, found a keg of powder recently
at Elliottsville, W. Va., and in some
way set it off. All four were blown to
pieces. The mother has gone crazy.
The Russian Government has abol
ished the provincial council of nobles
of the Baltic provinces and substituted
ordinary assemblies, colleges and pri
vate committees, whereby the aris
tocracy, which has hitherto ruled the
populace independently of the Govern
ment, will be suppressed.
The general international committee
provided for by the silver convention
has elected General A. J. Warner, of
Ohio, chairman, and Lee Crandall, of
Virginia, secretary. The chairman
was authorized to name the time and
place for holding the next convention
and to appoint an executive committee
of nine members to conduct the silver
France has recognized the Brazilian
Rumors have reached Green Bay,
Wis., that the propeller Hudson has
been lost in the storm on the lake. She
had a valuable cargo.
Fire in Keyport, N. J., recently con
sumed five stores, causing 850,000 loss.
Jacob Leyrer was burned to death and
his wife and son injured.
The Caspar Haehnle brewery, Jack
son, Mich., has been destroyed by fire.
Loss, $60,000; insurance, $20,000.
F. . Isor and J. B. Feasor have
been arrested at Denver, charged with
killing Sheriff Cross and four deputies
in No-Man's-Land in July, 1888. In
that terrible battle one of the Feasors
was killed, making six in all.
"Old Hutch" has been badly
squeezed in the Chicago wheat pit.
Tuppeb, the well known Engliih
poet, died recently. ,
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
Value or Kansas Dally Papers.
The Total value of Kansas daily news
paper plants is $733,800, and the total
calue of telegraph franchise $45,900.
The gross income for the year of these
papers was S2S2.891. The expenses for
the year were as follows: Stock", S72,-
067; labor, $288,179; postage, $6,342;
power, S7.5S7. -
..cv iuiui.au, vompuv.
D. W. Wilder. SuDerintendent of In
surance, has closed up the Topeka In
surance Company which has been in
fAn?fJth? V ve.ars- De
ways. The two annual statements made
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to the Insurance Department, although
sworn to by ,he offljrs, arc found to le
false in several particulars. This is a
penitentiary offense. The company has
over $20,000 of unpaid losses and is un
able to pay them.
The Kansas City Union Depot.
Articles of incorporation were filed
with the Secretary of State recently by
tho Union Depot Bridge Railway &
Railway Terminal Company of Kansas
City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kas.; capi
tal stock, 12,000,000. The object is to
provide depot and bridge facilities for
the railroads centering at Kansas City.
The directors are Henry McGraw, Will
iam P. Vanaken, Nicholas McAlpine,
Kansas City, Kas.; William H. Reed,
Robert M. Ray, Kansas City, Mo.
Buried in a Cellar.
P. S. Countz and Julius Clarry, while
digging a cellar at Paola, a few days
ago, were buried by one of the sides of
tho excavation falling in. When dis
covered both were dead. Each leaves a
The First Train to Cofleyville.
The first train arrived in Coffeyville,
a few days ago, over tho Kansas fc Ar
kansas Valley railroad, thus formally
opening direct connection over the St.
Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern por
tion of the Missouri Pacific system be
tween tho South and Eastern and West
ern points, Kansas City via Coffeyville
to the South. The new road forms the
connecting link between valuable fields
never before accessible to the East,
West and North.
Granted a Pardon.
On recommendation of the Stato
Board of Pardons, Governor Humphrey
granted a pardon to William Hupper, of
Wabaunsee County, sentenced June 18,
1888, to threo years' imprisonment for
assault to kill. The assault was pro
voked by a quarrel between neighboring
families, and as tho offenso was not a
serious one the sentence was deemed ex
cessive. Hupper was an industrious
young married man of good reputation,
this being the first crime with which his
name has been associated.
Corn for Fuel.
Tho farmers of tho neighborhood of
Hiawatha aro burning corn for fuel,
finding it cheaper than coal. Corn is
sold on tho farm at 20 cents per bushel,
while the average price of coal delivered
at the farm ranges from 21 to 23 cents
per bushel. The Farmers' Alliance
brought the attention of tho farmers to
the relative prices of the two commodi
ties, and advised that half tho corn crop
be used for fuel, thus advancing tho
price of the other half, and saving
money in' their fuel bills. The farmers
have begun to act on this advice.
Railroads Mast be Accommodating'.
The State Board of Railroad Commis
sioners has issued its decision in the
matter of the complaint of the mayor
and council of Pittsburg vs. the Atchi
son, Topeka & Santa Fe and the Kan
sas City, Fort Scott & Memphis rail
roads. The petition asked for an order
requiring tho railroads named to con
nect their tracks, to enable freight in
car-loads to be transferred from ono
road to another. The prayer was granted.
Work for Judge Lynch.
While J. Montone, a farmer five miles
from Wilset, was absent from home ono
night recently, masked men broke into
the house, and seizing his wife stripped
her and took her some distance along a
lonely road intending to assault hor.
By a quick slip she escaped them, and
running reached a neighbor's house and
was taken in. Tho men aro being
looked for, and as their victim is hys
terical, severe measures will be taken
if they are apprehended.
Again Before the State Snpreme Court.
Attorney-General Kellogg has filed in
tho Supreme Court tho papers in tho
case of tho State of Kansas
vs. F. W. Fulmker, which prom
ises to be one of the most inter
esting cases which has been brought
before this court for somo time. It
raises a new question regarding the Pro
hibitory law: whether the shipment of
intoxicating liquors from another State
into Kansas and the sale of these liquors
in the original packages is a violation
of the Kansas Prohibitory law. This is
the first time the question has been
Kansas Wins Blue Ribbon.
Secretary Mohler of the Agricultural
Department says that Kansas can safely
challenge the world on agricultural
products. An agricultural display from
this State took the first premium at the
Southern Exposition at Montgomery,
Ala., and it also took the first premium
at the Alabama State Fair at Birming
ham. H. H. Kern, who owns one of the
finest farms in Kansas, near Bonner
Springs, is the gentleman who made the
To Be Laid Before Congress.
Judge J. W. Gregory, of Garden City,
was in consultation with Governor Hum-
nwv recentlv for the purpose of aeree- I
ing upon a plan for bringing the sub- from the Nebraska penitentiary Janu
ject of irrigation in Western Kansas be- ary 5, 1888, has been captured at Provo
fore the next Congress. It has been City, Utah, by Warden Hopkins. Hall
demonstrated that the rainfall in that had been closely shadowed ever since,
section is inadequate, and without re- j but the authorities were never able to
lief by irrigation agriculture can not be put their hands on him previously. At
a success. A committee will be sent to the time of the escape R. W. Hyers
lay the matter before Congress. I Was warden, and this led to trouble be-
.,t-l rroaked Beal-Estate Ieal.
Frank S. Kowland, of Greeley, is in j
trouble. It is alleged that he disposed t
of his property more than once.
EVIDENCE ALL IN.
The Erldeace la the Croala Trial AU ta
aad Arcameata Caaameneed Bad For
Chicago, Nov. 30. At the afternoon
session of the Cronin iakse yesterday a
, number of Keepers and frequenters of
t saloons were examined in regard to the
J opening of a eertain saloon on the
night of the murder. Then the de-
fense rested, and State's Attorney
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" "io uuiui piease, we nave souiu
evidence that has come to our knowl
edge, about ten o'clock or a little be-
I fore ten, which we have not had the
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, evidence m chief, probably. Not hav-
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to let us introduce the evidence at this
After some objection by Mr. Forrest
the court called the State's Attorney
into a private consultation, at the close
of which Judge McConnell said:
"I take it that the evidence which
the State's Attorney has ought to go
in the case. I have decided to allow it
to go in. It will not delay the opening
of the case to the jury. If I allow it to
go in I do not see that it ought to in
terfere with the opening of the address
to the jury, and if you, Mr. Forrest, de
sire time to answer it, I will give you
the time. It is a matter which can be
disposed of at any time."
Police Officer Flynn was then called
to the stand, and in response to ques
tions testified as follows:
"When Daniel Coughlin was arrested
I was ordered by the lieutenant, Elli
ott, to take him to the Harrison street
station, which I did. When we got
there I searched him in Captain Bar
tram's office. These two knives which
I have in my hand I found in his pos
session. I took the knives and a re
volver from Coughlin, took them back
to headquarters, went upstairs to El
liott's office, ami then took them down
to my box in headquarters and locked
them up. They were there until the
16th or 15th September, when I
took them to the Fidelity vault, where
they have since remained. Lastnight I
called the attention of Captain Schuet
tler to them at East avenue station. I
did not disclose the fact that I had
them to any one prosecuting the case.
Ex-Captain Bartram knew I had the
knives, but up to last evening I did not
call the attention of any one else to
This closed the direct examination,
and Mr. Forrest moved to exclude the
evidence on the ground that the knives
had been in the possession of the State
ever since Coughlin's arrest. The mo
tion was overruled.
T. T. Conklin, the man with whom
Dr. Cronin lived, was then called to
the stand. He identified the knives as
having been carried by Dr. Cronin
when alive. The smaller one the wit-
i ness had himself carried for two years,
and he then gave it to Dr. Cronin.
The larger one, the witness said, he
had found in the street. If they were
not Dr. Cronin's knives they looked
exactly like them. Dr. Cronin carried
the smaller knife in his vest pocket.
This ended the evidence and State's
Attorney Longenecker began his ad
dress to the jury.
The Topeka Meat Inspection Ordinance
So Declared By Judge Brewer.
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 30. Judge
Brewer yesterday decided that the To
peka meat inspection ordinance was
The decision was given in a test case
brought by Swift & Co., the Kansas
City packers, whose agent was arrested,
fined $100 and sentenced to imprison
ment for thirty days, for selling a car
load of dressed beef to Topeka markets
in violation of the inspection ordi
nance. Judge Brewer delivered his opinion
orally, saying that while the ordinance
on the face of it declared it was en
acted for the purpose of providing pure
meat for the citizens of Topeka, it was
in reality made for no other purpose
than to prohibit the sale of Kansas
City dressed meat here. This, he said,
was clearly in violation of the commerce
clause of the Constitution of the United
While he conceded the right of a city
to prevent the sale of impure meat to
citizens, it could not blockade com
merce by requiring that all the meat
sold to its citizens must be slaughtered
within one mile of its city limits, as
this ordinance provides. The city could
prosecute the Kansas City packers if
impure meat was sold, and it might re
quire that all their meat be inspected
before entering the city, but it could
not refuse, as it had done in this case,
to allow the meat to be inspected and
thus bar it from the markets.
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 30. Judge
Brewer yesterday gave in his decisfon
on the question as to whether the Texas
United States Court had jurisdiction
over No-Man's-Land. He decides that
the court in Texas has full jurisdiction
in that land and that it has power to
try all murder cases from that section.
The arrest of the Stevens County
murderers was not resisted, the fight
between them and the law being a tech
nical case, involving the jurisdiction of
any court to try them. They will make
this same fight over in Paris, Tex.,
which will probably sustain Judge
Harry Hall Recaptured.
Lincoln, Neb. Nov. 30. Harry
Hall, the life prisoner who escaped
WKKll mux aim vruciiiui. a.jCi,
' n1(Ali Ao,ltfsf in lifa vamw.il 1-Il11?ci
parents live in St. Joseph, Mo., and are
wealthy and respectable.
THAT FATAL TORNADO.
Tha Xortb Carolina Cjeloaa Worse Thaa
at First Reported Thlrieea Killed and
Btaay Wounded Lake DUaiter.
Columbia, S. C, Dec. l.r-One of the
most disastrous cyclones ever known
in the history of North Carolina passed
over a portion of Buford County Thurs
day. So far thirteen persons are re
ported killed and some twenty or thirty
badly injured. The cyclone began in
the upper or northern portions of
the county and carried away every
thing before it like the winds
driving chaff. Houses were
'blown to" atoms, and trees that
have withstood the winter blasts for
half a century gave up, and were
carried for several hundred yards. Men,
women and children, all along the
path, fled when they heard its thunder
ing approach, but the family of Wesley
Edmunds could not escape, and all
perished.- They lived in a farm house
Although they heard the noise of the
approaching eyclone, they did not con
sider it more than an ordinary storm,
until its crash came upon the house,
tearing it into hundreds of pieces. The
family consisted of Wesley Edmunds,
his wife and children, tho oldest being
a daughter not quite out of her teens.
The youngest was a son of eight years.
Miss Ellen, the daughter, was to have
been man ied Friday to a son of a.
neighboring farmer. All arrangements
to celebrate the happy event had been
completed, but the entire family were
carried away on the bosom of the cy
clone. Friday their bodies" were picked
up and all were buried " in a
large partitioned coffin. On about two
miles farther the cyclone blew down a
factory. The hands lied, but Joseph
Emerson and Thomas Collins were
overtaken and killed by failing timbers.
More than a dozen others were badly
hurt, and three or four will die. Miss
Mattie C. Levy, a pretty young girl,
was caught up in the cyclone and car
ried far up into the air by the angry
torrent. She was returning from a
neighbor's house and failed to escape
the cyclone's path.
J. W. Mayo, who lived six miles from
Aurora, was in the field hauling hay.
He saw the cloud and hcaul tho roar,
and at once unhooked his horse. He
saw one of his tenant houses twisted
into bits. It was occupied by nine ne
groes and six of them weie killed out
right. The nearest body found to the
ruins was 200 yards away. Tarts of the
house were carried twelve miles.
East Tawas, Midi., Dec. 1. Two
barges, Mears and Midnight, went
ashore off Fish Point Wednesday
night. The crews weie taken off es
terday. Mate Powers of the Midnight had a
leg broken, and Daniel Mowatt, a
sailor oh the Mears, has died from the
effects of exposure. All the men suf
fered terribly. Both barges will bo a
The steam barge Wilhelm, which
was towing them when the line pat led,
was badly damaged and lost niobtof
her deck load of lumber. The barges
"D," "Peck" and "Wesley" are ashore
near Whitestone Point, and the rest
named will go to pieces. The vessels
putting in here report terrible weather.
Captains of vessels arriving at Port
Huron report the storm on Lake Huron
the worst in years. "Sandy" Mitchell,
cook on the schooner Mary L. Breck,
was washed overboard and drowned
The Republican Caucus Nominate Uim
For the Speakership.
Washington, Dec. 1. In the Re
publican caucus yesterday on the
Speakership Hon. Thomas B. Heed, of
Maine, was nominated.
General Henderson, of Illinois, hav
ing been chosen chairman of the He
publican caucus, a call of the roll was
begun to determine how many were
After declaring the caucus open for
balloting, the first vote was taken, re
sulting as follows: Reed, 78; McKin
ley, 39; Cannon, 22; Burrows, 10; Hen
On the second ballot Reed received
86 votes, thus receiving the nomination.
The second ballot was: Reed, SO; Mc
Kinley, 30; Cannon, 19; Burrows, 15;
Henderson, 9. So Reed was declared
to have received-tho caucus nomina
Promptly at noon the Republican
caucus was called to order by Secretary
McComas. Mr. Cannon, of Illinois,
holds over as chairman of the caucus,
but in view of his candidacy for Speak
ership he retired and Mr. Henderson,
of Illinois, was elected chairman.
The roll call developed the presence
of 165 members, 4 less than the entire
Republican strength in the House.
Mr. Mudd, the contestant for Mr.
Compton's seat from the Fifth Mary
land district, occupied a scat on the
floor, but took no part in the proceed-
Suicide of a Judge.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 1. Judge R. B.
Trippe committed suicide yesterday,
blowing out his brains with a double
barreled derringer. The cause or the
act was despondency, due to ill health.
He was thirty-five years of age and had
been judge of the city court of Carter
ville before became to Atlanta and was
afterward Assistant United States Dis
Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 1. The
chances are that as Sunday of the
Pittsburghs is fearful of the Players'
League he will be released frcm his
agreement by his associates. Sunday's
case is one of pure "weaken.'' He went
into the scheme with full knowledge,
as letters from his pen will show. Di
rector Palmer O'Neil, of Pittsburgh,
tells people that Galvin, Miller, Beck
ley, Staley, Sunday, Maul, Carroll and
Kuehne will be with the Pittsburgh
National League team next season,
and all but Sunday iave signed Bro