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7" - ' EMPORIA, KANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER J . 1RSQ. r
from Mooday'a Dally.
The H.E.&T. depot Is being treated
to a new floor in tbe waiting room.
Rer. Hervry came home to-day from
Howard where he ha been conducting
Bev. Ward came home from Hamil
ton to-day where he conducted services
J. W. Boy land and Minnie E. Layton
of Aiines C!ty have been licensed
Mrs. B. P. Williams who has been
quite III for tbe past week, is able to be
A special car will conrey the teach
ers to tbe association meeting at To
peka next week.
Poor Blake, evidently he Is a man of
mistaken ideas, in that his blizzard
aeemstobe a "warm, snnhlny spell
L. W. Moaher. who has been at his
home In Baldwin very 111 during the
the past month, has recovered and Is
now at his post. ' .
Mr. J. C-Mcaiolr of tbe Strong
City Republican visited this city to
day. Also Mrs. B. D. Houghton and
Andrew Frltzeand wife of Strong City.
Tbe fine weather of yesterday served
as an Incentive to a large number to
attend church services and as a result,
Interesting meetings were held
throughout the city.
Its a shame that Blake's first proph
ecy ef blizzards, mercurys below xero,
terribly deep snows, and a conglomer
ation of various things powerfully
cold, resulted In such an Ignominious
A runaway borse aud cart Saturday
night struck tbe Normal coping and
tumbled over into the yard. The cart
was there left in a splintered heap and
tbe borse went on. No other damage
Wasburn College.wblcb won tbe state
contest in oratory, at the Whitley
opera bouse In this city last year, will
be represented in the state contest at
Lawrence in February, 1890, by 8. W.
Maylor. who was chosen last week in
the contest at Topeka. The subject
upon which Ur. Mat lor will orate is:
"Tbe Puritan and Cavalier In our na
The Fifiii Aveuue hotel is now un
der the management of Mr. Samuel
Morgan, who la well known as the jolly
bout of the 1'aik Place hotel in this
city. Mr. Morgan and his wife are
making the "Fifth Avenue" a popular
hontHry, as the table is provided with
the best viand, aud their rooms f ur
nlahed with every comfort. The rate
has been fixed at tl 2-5 per day, and.
judging from the inci easing patronage,
the house may be classed as a winner
all the time.
. Last Saturday evening while Mr.
Hiiikhaw, who lives fire miles east of
t wn. was diiving in to a fi eight car
with a load of corn, passenger train
Nit. 6 came al -rg at 4:15, the pilot of
the engine struck the "near" rear
wheel, snapping the axle and sending
tbe splinters of the wheel and the ears
of corn scattering. The team was un
injured though tbe wagon tongue was
broken. It was a close call for driver,
team and all, but fortunately only the
wagon was damaged.
Of all the funny songs we scan, and
slang we wonder at, there's none that's
worked much harder than "Where did
you get that bat V" They sing it at the
tented show, they sing It at the mat.,
you hear it in every town you go,
"Where did you get that had." The
bootblacks and tbe city bums, all have
the song down pat; from every quarter
. comes, "Where did you get that hat."
Tbe hoodlums use it for a "guy" they
fire it at you flat;as you down the street
they cry," Where did you get that hat."
One nlht we went out to a show, in
front a woman sat; the people round
us cried, "Oh, where did she get that
hat." It was nineteen feet wide and
stuck up half a mile, and the people
down behind it cried, " Where did she
get that tile." Atchison Globe.
. They 8toppd Dehorning Their Cattle.
W. N. D. Bird and I. E. Lambert
went to Madison to-day, Mr.- Lambert
going as counsel for Mr. Bird and Har
ry Davis in a suit at that place to-day.
It appears that the latter named gen
tlemen had employed the Madison vet
erinary surgeon to dehorn some cattle,
and the work was begun, whereupon
Barney Freeman, a well known Madi
son man-and an extensive dealer in
cattle, swore out complaints under the
law for tbe prevention of cruelty to
anima's, and tbe dehorning was
stopped. The Learlng to-day will no
doubt determine whether or not the
Job will be completed. . If we are not
mistaken, a similar case occurred In
Illinois not long since, where one man
prosecuted another for alleged
cruelty in detiorutng cattle, but failed
to make a case or derivt any materia
benefits or satisfaction except tbe
pleasure of pavinir the et-sta.
The, large gnst of . ases U still being
ground out as fast a It is possible un
der the state of circumstances. The
following cases have ben disposed of:
Joseph Marcey vs. Charlotte Forde
et al; judgment and decree as prayed
The First National bank of Jetmore
vs. Coml a Bros.; the sum sued for bas
been paid over and the case dismissed.
Helen Bonner vs. Maude B-nner; le-
port of commissioner filed and plaintiff
electa to tke tr. property at the ap
Cuas. Whittaker vs. Scandanaylan
coal and mining company; continued.
w. A. Uaudolph vs." Bob.. Powell;
C. B. Hawkins vs. John Perrler,
verdict and Judgment for defendant.
C. N. Sterry vs. C P. Fuliington and
g B. E. Edwards; judgment and decree
as prayed for.
in tbe case of J. G. Strain vs. 8. J
.man tne jury returned a verdict In
favor of the plaintiff and Mr. 8traln
. win pay the costs. "
In the case of Peter Rush vs. reeelv
, ers of the M. K. & T. the Jury Is still
The case of the city of Emporia va
G. W. Bryson was considered to-day.
Lumber at prices never before off at
ed in Lyon county for the next So days'
7 way co.,EBria,
" f - - a . e iv i m 9 m
Tuesday-. Datiy. I rw,.-.....,: T- " i
Another of the famous Baymond ex
cursions passed through to-day en
route to the Pacific coast for the win
ter. T. G. Wlbley left this afternoon for
Great Bend to gather up a supplv of
cattle for our home feeders. He will be
gone three or four days.
Fred A. Cowan of Fremont township
and Miss Iu Emma Voak of Ameii
us. have been licensed to marry by
"his honor," Judge Combs.
Dr. G. A. Biddle went to Newton at
4:20 last evening and returned this
morning at 2 o'clock, after transacting
professional business In that city.
At the meeting last night the city
council granted H. Dale & Son permis
sion to place a set of scales In the alley
at their store for their private use.
Tbe members ef the Friends church
met last evening to begin the prepara
tion of the arrangement for a Christ
mas tree and other appropriate exer
cises at that date.
The Wells Fargo office has been ar
ranged so as to serve tbe purpose of
patrons and managers nn til the close
ot the holiday season, when the work
will be completed.
We are determined to undersell all
our competitors In the lumber trade
and if good rrades and low prices are
any Inducements for cash, call and see
us when next In town.
W. 8. Jay, A Co.
Mr. and Mrs. W. 8. Picken of Eu
reka are the proud possessors of new
girl at their home. 0
Tbe average tune that a man lives
with a woman and then seeks a di
vorce, In this state, is eight years and
ten months. It takes the average
woman about this long to throw a flat
Iron with accuracy. Ex.
A runaway team and wagon struck
a tree on South avenue this morning.
break ng the tongue out of the wagon,
and leaving the running gear stand
ing on the street while the team went
on but was captured with no other
Mr. George McUovein, the gentle
manly route ageut of the Wells Fargo
Expi ess company, with headquarters
In this city, -went to Kansas City,
where to-morrow be will take zharge
of the mouey department of tbe Sta e
Line office uutil ofter the holiday rush
Tbe work of erecting tbe new county
building on the north paitcf the lots
in the court house square begun to
day. The building will probably be of
stone or brick and will be arranged tor
the offices of the probate judge, county
surveyor, county superintendent and
Thomas Pax ton, bo has succeeded
Mr. Bruce as division master mechan
ic, was In town yesterday looking over
his field of labors. Mr. Bruce has gene
to bis work in a corresponding position
at Raton, New Mexico, and Mr. Pax
ton has been formally placed in charge
of his duties at this point, with head
quarters at Newton.
The south bound M. K. & T. passen
ger train was delayed at Council Grove
to-day in waiting for the Missouri Pa
ciUcmajL The train made up thirty-
five minutes between this point and
the Grove and will run Into Parsons
not one hour and thirty-five minutes
late, but on'time.
The advance agent of "Around tbe
World In Eighty Days" visited the
city to-day and made arrangements
for the appearance of this celebrated
company at tbe Whitley opera house,
Dec. 28, 1889.
There have been twenty-four addi
tions at the First christian church so
far during the revival. Tbe meetinirs I
continue with increasing interest
Last evening Elder Hall preached to a
fine audience on "What is Meant by
Saving Faith?" Several dozen new
folding chairs will be added soon to
those put in some time ago. This will
enable, tbe ushers to sent about one
hundred people in the tales and ooen
spaces about tbe rostrum.
The Republican this morning prints
a communication fiom a gentleman In
this city concerning a number of young
fellows who want out on the Howard
Branch Saturday evening slightly in
toxicated. The Nkws sciibe was at
the depot when that train came in at
11:15 Saturday morning and that gang
of rowdys got off and tumbled around
in a heap and said they "(hie) were
(hie) from (bic) - Madison, and (hie)
were having a (bic) time." Hence we
would judge that Madison who has
been heard of in such tbinirs before.
should now take the responsibility and
discredit of that occurrence and rub
Emporia who haa enough to bear.
A Gw4 Conch Myron.
There is nothing parents should be
so careful about as selecting a cough
syrup. Begge Cherry Cough Svrup
coats no m re than the cheap and in
terior nostrums inro n on tne market
the best Is none to go xl. be sure and
get Beggs Cherry Cough Syrup. We
keep it on hand at ail limes. D. W.
M. orris, Druggist.
District Court Kotta.
Court is still bmy with the numer
ous cases on tne docket, and has dis
posed of the following:-
C L. Brant vs. City of Osage City;
stipulation for continuance filed and
ease continued until February term.
Peter Bush vs. H. C Cross and Geo.
A. Eddy, receivers of the M., K. & T.
railway; tbe jury returned a verdict
for the plaintiff for 1100, and attorney's
fee of 125. The case was a suit for
damages sustained bv plaintiff by
cattle being killed on tbe tracks of said
M. D. Wells & Co., va. Lyon County
Co-operative Association; continued.
David Thomas vs. U.E.Norton et
mui joagawnt ma per stipulation on
Central national Bank vs. Kansas
Wool Growing Co.; judgment as prayed
City of Emporia vs. G. W. Bryson.
charged with using Insulting language
to airs, aiary wnite; verdict of guilty
as charged was returned by the jury.
vine court considered the case of
Wm- G raff ena tine ya, Harry Fear,
wbom the plaintiff alleges damaged
one or us horses by carelessness. The
following are tbe Jurors In the ease
J. W. 8pohn. F. M. Vanslckle, Bryant
Brewer, w. u. sissier. Wm. Bay. J. H
Buzzard, W. A. Edmlston, G. W, Bar
rett, Chaa. H. Lyon, J. H. Bay, John
vxHbenr, m. u. Josea.
The freight run of the Santa F-e and
wors: in me yards is much better to
Tbe various business bou.es In the
city seem to be enjoying a good holiday
It most be rery unpleasant to be a
weather proptiet, "and find that you
have mistaken your calling.
Some people are contemplating
planting "early garden aass" If the
present weather continues.
The trains east to-day were crowded
with passengers and the same may be
said of tbe western going trains.
People are very sure if that blizzard
would come business would improve.
How would it do to have business a
little ilack, and be satisfied with the
E. F. Spragne the well known con
tractor and builder, Is In charge of the
new county building, and is having the
work preliminary to the laying of the
foundation done to-dav.
Col. H. C. Cross went to Topeka via
tbe SantaTe in his .special train yes
terday, accompanied by his mother,
who Is ill.
It Is a fact that one of the Abilene
street car drivers ia a woman. Abilene
seems to be in a "hard row of stumps"
since the ''banks broke."
The Ford Gazette announces with
great reverence that the funeral ser
vices of the Ford sugar factory s were
held In the city hall a few days ago,
and that there were many mourners.
Mine, janauscneg has achieved a
dish which would make a marble stat
ue shed tears; Pouring champagne
over sanr kraut Is like harnessing a
skylark with a donkey. Ralph Easley.
The sale of round trip tickets for the
holidays does not begin until the 24th
and will be sold the 2Hh and 81st and
Jan. 1st. Tickets good for either
going or returning passage any time
from date of sale uutil Jan. 3rd, 90.
Tbe Santa Fe company has issued
an instruction in tbe sale of round trip
tickets, as follows: The rate ahall be
made to end with 0 or 5. The regular
fore to Topeka is SI 84, aud the instruc
tions make tbe rate 91.85 for round
trip during the holiday season, and to
the .State Teachei s' Mssociat ion.
There will be a grand benefit concert
in aid of the Second Presbyterian
church, at the Whitley opera house.
Christmas night, December 25th. Tbid
will undoubtedly be the finest enter
tainment f the season. The best tal
ent of the city will present a Dro-
irramme of choice vocal aud instru
mental selections. A grand chorus of
fifty voices will also prove an interest
ing feature nf the programme. Re
served seats, 50 cents: aeneral admis
sion, So cents. Tickets now on sale at
Dr. Evans' drug store, under the opera
Notwithstanding the fact that
Hutchinson Is free from the joints,
etc, we see in the News the report that
two men in that city were sent alter
whisky foi some purpose. After se
curing tbe "booze," the two fellows
became involved in a scrap, and to
play even they informed upon each
other in this matter, and both were
convicted each upon the others testi
monyin the police court, and were
fined accordingly, after which a friend
of one of the men attended a council
meeting and mad a statement of the
case, whereupon one of the members
moved that tbe fine of one of the par
ties be remitted, but was voted down,
and tbe fine will be paid. '
The Santa Fe. route with its many
lines extending over the state and
centering in Topeka is interested in
the success of the State Teachers as
sociation, and desires to give tbe
teachers and others attending the
meeting reliable and explicit informa
tion regarding railroad arrangements
made for tbe occasion. It is hoped
this will prevent any confusion or an
noyance in connection with securing
tickets at the reduced rate. In former
years tbe rate has been limited to
points within 200 miles, but this year
it extends over tbe entire state, and on
tbe authorized dates, viz: December
24th and 25th, tickets can be purchased
to Topeka and return from the most
remote point in tbe state.
Special Car for Lyon County.
The Santa Fe railroad rill, on Christ
mas day, furnish a special, first-class
coach to the Lyon county delegation
to the State Teachers' association, to
leave Emporia t 12:45 p. m. Those
who wish to go in that coach, should,
before that day, give their names to
Chaa. 8. Fowler of Allen. W.H. Dud
ley of Emporia, or County Superin
tendent Stephens, tbe committee iu
cbargeof the delegation. All spare
places in tbe ear are already spoken
for by parties who arrive on the How
ard branch train at 11:15, and no room
not engaged will le saved after that
time. To avoid a rush in filling cut
tickets, all who can do so should pur-
base some time befoie the arrival of
the through train.
Tbe Lyon county car will be on the
side track at Topeka for the delegation
to occupy at the close of the exercises
on the evening of December 27th, aud
will be placed in the train due at Em
poria at 8 a. m. Those whowianto
return at that time should also irive
their names to the committee in order
be sure of places. Respectfully,
J. N. WrLKISSOH.
Washington, Dec. 18. Tbe presi
dent to-day transmitted to tbe senate
the following nomination:
Nicholas Enslev of Indiana, tn
peuston agent at Indianapslis, Indiana,
au ws iwiuwuiE poBtmasLera:
uomer w. fond, jfort tcou, Kansas.
taaan n. amitn. uorton, Kansas.
Henry A. Perkins, Olathe, Kansas.
J. F. Craigo. Fulton. Missouri.
George C. Eaton, Fayette, Missouri.
Failed to G1t Bond.
, WABASH, Ind.. Dec 18. William
atarquis, tae eignteen year old bov ax-
rested for wrecking the Atlantic ex
press on tn wahash road last Octo
ber, naa waived examination and his
bond was placed at 82,600, which he
waa unaoie to give.
Henry Jones Caafi
Baxtikobs, Jld., Dec 13. ia the
trial of the Navassa rioters yesterdav.
llXanry Jones confessed that he killed
iHa X. MVtTMX. . -
fl. nf V. IHIImm.
Lyon Camp No. 57, S. of V. at their
nan Saturday evening the following
officers were chosen for tbe ensuing
year: Captain, H. W. Huffman; first
ueutenant, j. T. Cooper, second lieu
tenant. Eugene Fletcher?
cil, J. W. Eastman. W. E. Knox and
J. it. Johnson: installing nmr v. n
Lacey; delegate to state encampment
atSalina, W. E. Knox; alternate, L.
Is a good healthy, pearly skin. Few
re aware or the snort time it takes for
a disordered liyer to cause blotches on
the face, and a eai k greasy skin. One
bottle Of -Htrati Hlnrl 11.... R- a
Blood Maker will restore this organ
"i uu ueaity state, ana
cleanse the blood of all impurities. It
is meeting un wondeiful success
we guarente every bottle D. W.
HUtorle and Literary Boston.
The duet "Excelsior," by Mr. Cur-
rens and Miss Maude Mason, Intro
duced Miss Price's lecture on the "His
toric and Literary Reminiscences of
Boston," at the M. E. church Saturday!
evening. - Tne entertainment by this
. - i
worthy lecturer was all that could be
desired, and was an intellectual treat
of more than ordinary merit. ' Places
of interest were alluded to, and ap
peared vividly m neat woid pictures to
the minds of tbe audience. That the
lecture was In keeping with a high
standard of good taste is conceded by
the lines of thought embraced in the
subject of the address. The proceeds
of the lecture are to be devoted to the
Soudan missionary fund. A quartette
consisting of the Misses Mason and
Murray, and Messrs. Currens and Col-
nnrn. rendered "firvrwi wrht Ttal.mA n
' . -w a. uv, .n.tr 1 V. ,
at tbe close of tbe lecture In a pleasing
W. 8. Jay & Co. are offering white
and yellow pine lumber, standard
grades, as received from the manufac
turers, (no sorting) Shingles, Lath,
jjoors, iiiinds. Bash. Mouldings &c.. at
bedrock figures' for cash. We are
argely overstocked and are offering
good bargains o that we can reduce
our surplus before winter. "When we
get our stock where we want it, prices
will advance, as we are selling for less
than the wholesale market warrants
and cannot guarantea the figures we
are giving ouly from day to day.
On Saturday evening the pupils of
the Conservatory of music on Commer
cial street gave an excellent entertain
ment to their parents and friends. A
large company filled the spac ous par-
lois, aud fiequent applause testified to
the pleasure afforded by tbe evident
progress made by tbe pupils under the
able instruction of .Mrs. Chase: The
following is the. programme presented:
Kcho Lake Wa.tx.
Tul in Folk.
..Mrs. Chae, Mlas Grarea
Mtaa Huttie Stiilmon
....Mlsa Augusta Preeujan
Misses Mairgi Gabriel, Agnea Mo-Kin-
Grafs March JT". Freddie Trigs?
Sonatina D, Op 88, Clement! Aillo Hill
eweet uuiming Bella
.ureuou Turner, Maggie Gabriel
Duet, Sonatina InD -
Mesdamea S. P. Chase C. . Brown
Loneotk Waiu Hia Maggie Jouea
UuiiarDuet MlaaMatlock. Mr. Cha e
Silvxrv WuvPI . M.u Uiiiri.n .1
Duet, Moo tag Bird
.w ...Mimks Mary and Blanche Spangler
Moonlight un tDe Hudson... Jan. G. C. Brown
Oul.tr Duot Mr. JLongand Ray Chaae
Duet, Joily Blaokamlth -
Mrs. Chase. Maggie Gabriel
Comio Song, "en oosiuiue".. .. ........
hih uaoriei ana Mr. Alexander
nONEY! nONBIJI -
Money to Loan On live stock
real estate and personal security. Long
or short time. Money always on hand
Boom 6, Jay's Opera House.
Hartford, Dec 15. Mr. Jennie of
Virgil Kausas made a short business
visit to our city tbe past week.
Mr. Hudson of Boon county, Missou
ri, visited our city Saturday with a
view of purchasing tbe 8. A. Brown &
Co. Lumber yard.
W. E. McMahon spent a few days
here the past week in tba. interest of
the company be represents.
The funeral services of Mrs. E. 8.
Dukes were held at the family resi
dence Saturday afternoon, Bev. J. R
Ramsey officiating, and were largely
Wm. Tavlor haa sold his house and
lot to John Griffith and is moving to
Emporia. This leaves Hartford with
out a colored representative.
Capt. I. A- Tavlor came in on Sat
urday's train and returned on the
south bound passenger train yestei-
Prof. T. A. Bogan. who has been
teaching at tbe Harper bchool house
tnie fall and winter, bas been excused
by the school board for the balance of
the tetm, in order that be might ac
cept a mot lucrative position in tbe
railroad omce at raraons. lie left
yesterday for that place.
This city is making some verv sub
stantial improvements, consisting of
oeavy store crossings and gutters.
The concert Fridiv evening at the
M. E. church, by Mis Johnson of Em
poria, was quite a treat to the lovers
oi music, ine programme was short,
but d splayd tsie in selection. The
several parts were well rendered, and
an rtturneu nome wen p let Bed with
tbe evening's entertainment.
M.T.Foster and J. BCrnmn. late
of Madison, have located in our city,
on Exchange avenue, where they are
prepureu to eerre meaia at ail nours oi
the day or evening.
L C. Knight is putting in some cost
ly improvements in his mill, and when
complete it is expected that the output
of flour from his mill will be equal in
quality to any in tbe market. .
The A. O. U. W. have decldad tn
give a public installation of officers on
the evening of January 4th next, and
oysters will be served to suit tbe taste
oi tnose wno are tottunate enough to
vc mvibeu. uww speasers win be in
vited and a good time Is assured.
Begga Cherry Ceagta Syra.
Is giving splendid satisfaction
trade and tbe sales are positivly mar
velous, wmcn can De accounted fcr
in no other war nmt th ik
out doubt the best on the market.
a as. ior ana do sure yoa get the genu
ine. We keep it. D. W. Morris Drug
gist. " ' ..
Pratt, Kan., Dec 18 The proposi
tion to vote one hnndrad t.hnnin
lars to the Pratt Sugar Refining Co.
earrled to-day. The agreement Is to
erect a sntar rifinm ...
? JFX? 1? backed by cap-
i .i".1""015 ooots ana tn
rrrr' " " d cexBsiBea in
Electric Light WIrea Find An
Four Men Lynched for Mnrder.
ing &n Old Man.
A Boy Shoots His Mother and
Another Boy Wrecks a Train-
Tolkdo. O.. Dec 17. This
Bobert Dal ton. a nainter
the Lake Shore road, went to the top
or tne train abed to measure a sky
1 1 l- a. M - wm
ukue xor repairs, ue was missed a
na.uo 1UU bllO
luiemau cum sea .to toe root to UtiSJiti-
U&tA. Tin BU rui-rifia1 e auo.n..
body ot Dalton lying on his back across
vicvuiu Jf$Uw HUC9sUU ItUC OUJO&O
cnrlingr from ins burning c!otfcing and
flesh. Thu mi.
' - a a J BUyBieUW UiUl
and seeing tbat Dalton was dead be at
wncw uescenaea to tne ireignt office
and totMihniKwl tn ho,,
"T r wuo VUIICUII
hilt, off u that. tia HnW
WW WUIU tJJ C
moved. It presented a horrible apec-
ukio. xxio lacs was Diaca and Irom
the month oreat fl.tH nr tnm ot
fallen over his face and onto the roof.
ma lert arm. wntcn was burned fear
fully at tbe elbow was drawn up close
tO hia BlriA. th Al Krt V Kant- anH nn.n
- - . " " " w.iw, tiu .uvnfl
bis back were two burning strips about
uico iuciici wiuD, wueie ne nad
touched the wlr It iianrmic fhot
in walking on the roof be slipped, and
in endeavoring to catch himself
backed up against tbe live wires.
The Gorilla Killed the Dog.
I - , -, w . .
of tba most singular, fiercest aud
bloodiest combats that have ever taken
place In this part of the state occurred
near Yap Wert, Ohio, yesterday. Tbe
nght waa between an imported thor
oughbred bull dog and a young Afri
an gorilla. They were put into an
iriclosure twelve feet square and eight
feet high. A large crowd waa preseut.
The tight was to be continued uutil one
of the animals waa killed. As soon as
they faced each other, tbe dog sprang
for the gorilla and tried to siuk bis
te-th In thA ororllWatmiot, hwla knt V. a
could not penetrate the skin. In less
man one minute the gorilla bad caught
iue uok ui ma muscular arms and suuk
his long tusks reneatedlv into hi rib
and spine. In ten minutes the dog.
waa aeaa. xt was with great difficulty
th it the infuriated gorilla was gotten
Caugat and Lynched.
Little Bock. Ark.. Dee. 17. Tt in
reported that four robbers have hon
lynched In Maumelle township by a
vigilance committee. Saturday even-
in Rsnrr WrierVit. .orolLtniAf......
went to Fletcher's store at Big Mau-
ujoiio, auu wnne n route nome four
masked mAn slannsH Viia vaum
M.wffr. uis waw auu
drew their pistols and demanded bis
uiuuoy or ni ine. lie assured them
that he waa unarmed and . had no
monev. Thv rt.fii.aH tn ai him
and he made a desperate fight with
ujb usta, uui was anocKed out ot the
wagon. Sunday morning Wright was
found rT nnitfhhAM wHa V. i
search of him, and although fatally
iujuiou ttuiieu aumcienty to descriDe
assailants. A vigilance committee was
at once organized, and the murderers
were caugbt and lynched. - ' - V
Shot Hl Hotter and Slater.
ElXICOTT QTY.; Md.. Dee. 17 A
sixteen-year-old son of Henrv Potts.
residing near - Woodstock, Howard
county, while handling a breech-loading
shotgun, accidentally discharged
the piece, killing 'his young sister.
Dkatuuiuic ucar mm, and seriously
wounding his mother. . The little girl's
brains wars hlnw n nilf. o nrfl 4-hca mf r,r.
waw hwu.uuu UlUbUCl
received in the side the same charge
mail miueu uer aaugnter. uouDts are
entertained as to Mts. Potts' recovery.
A Yonag Criminal.
Wabash, Ind.. Dec. 17. V illiam
Marquis, aged 17. eon of a farmer in
Miami county, waa arrested at school
yesterday by a Wabash railroad detec
tive on a charge of wrecking tbe east
bound exrjresa at TTollaM h
aw4m g WAaAial VUS tji
October 24. The accident, a frightful
one, was caused by a misplaced switch.
The boy confessed. He tried to obtain a
ticket for a silk handkerchief, and
failing, brokn tha iuv ,- ...
switch and disappeared.
A Brutal Fight '
Bum, Mont.. Dec. 17. John Ralla.
gher died at his home in this Htv iat
evening from the effects of In furies
received from CI. H. Warte in a brutl
fight that took place on Sunday morn
ing. Bad blood hurt haan
? v ?gnt eaa 'rmaily arranged to
iw a m Blurting resort a cou
ple of miles from town. One hundred
and firt) round vara i
w . v 1 WU iu. tut UI
them fiendish in their brutality, the
ui nifuung nxe tigers. Warte
knocked Gallagher rinvn nliMi...i.k
Express Office Bobbed.
St. Louis. Dec. 17 Additional nr.
ticulara of tbe express robbery at
Brown wood. Texsu.
state tbat Expressinan Jones was not
oniy Knocked insensible by the rob
bers but waa bound band and foot and
was iuueq in tnat condition by a bag
gageman who occupied a room adjoin
ing thfl tinru.ntl!ia lr.nc J
tive that he can identify the robbers,
uu oumu i-erry ana uity Marshal
Smith with a posse of men are scour
ing toe country ior men..
Fled With a Lorer.
LOHB TlUEX. Mo.. Dec. 17. Kavaral
months ago Newton Summers, a man
aged 65 married a young girl aged 17.
Tbe young girl was engaged to a vnnnr.
man . named Chas. Harland, but her
parents objected to him and compelled
her to mairy Sammers. Yesterday
morning Summers was found by some
2 k- : . L . . ...
uciguuuM jymg in aia oouse terribly
beaten and bis wife gone. Summers
nave that Rariind anri Vita va..
and robbed hiss and then left together.
- Parcel! Speaks. J
Lokdo, Deo. 17. MrParnell ad
dressed a large meeting at Notting
ham this afternoon; He declared that
there never had been a movement of
such magnitnde to the country which
was so comparatively iree from crime
as the l and League movement.' The
object of the borne rule movement, he
said, was to regenerate Ireland, and
especially with regard to her Indus
trial condition, -y- . -
Cox-CXBtTS, Ohio, Dec 17. The su
premo court to-day decided that the
biennial elections amendment to the
constitution ef Ohio, which received a
majority of TOtes east on tha proposi
tion at tha last election, waa not legally
ad&pted. This establishes the princi-
pla tbat to enaagw tne cossutution a
soi&Jarirj of all votes cast at a geaaral
If mtfn ar "mm
Eahsas Crrr.Dec. 17. A Wichita
special to the Star says: The second
annual convention oi the Southern
Kansas Farmers association convened
here thia afternoon with a large at
tendance. Mayor Clement mada the
nciwuiuiK aaoni anu Eo was roi-
lowed hv rhnnmirlant tha (.
v .vw.vuwva. a.9 rapwa
tiou, C. Winters, of Kiowa. A large
T.IlfYlhhPr Af trieft Ttrrmriian4- ma sKa
' yvni4Uuii tUVU VI UO
state will be present during tha three
Kit J O OOflJIUU.
Aa Ittnmx nila.
OWBSBBOEO, Ky.,Dec. 17. At 10:80
Sunday night Bobert W. McFarland,
a well-known attorney, was found on a
dark back stalrwav at the old Snoerrl
hotel in a dying condition. Ha was lv-
ing head downward near tbe foot of
mo auura, wun cis SKuii rractureo.
11a iraiaTiaH Vila la at a fnw minnlaa u 9-
terwardV without showing any sign of
consciousness. The cause of his death
A Serious Accident.
Xxw York, Dec. 17. The first seri
ous accident attending the raid of tbe
city authorities upon the electric wires
occurred at 10 o'clock this morning on
Broadway, in front of tbe Chemical
bank. Daniel Montague, a lineman ia
the employ of the United Starts Illu
minating company, fell from a pole on
Broadway at Chambers street, and re
ceived injuries irom which he will
Shot For Insulting a Lady.
Mount Sterling, Ky., Dec 17.
Frank Harpy, a Chicago traveling man.
was shot and fatally wounded here yes
terday by B. E. Smith, who travels
for J. M. Robinson & Co. of Louisvilla.
Some weeks ago Smith made some
nippant remark, to Hargy's wife.
Hargv.met Smith veetordav for the
first time, and demanded an apology.
A shooting match was the result.
An Arab Hanged. -Zanzibar.
Dec 17. Bushire, the
noted Arab who led the Insurgents in
their revolt, and who was captured by
the villagers of Mgailla and banded
over to tbe Germans, has been banged.
Washinqton, D. C. Dec 17 The
president to-day transmitted tbe fol
lowing nomination to the senate:
Cyrus Leland. Jr.. to he. Aoiwtnr nf
internal revenue for the district of
The C class will give the holiday so
cial next Thursday evening. A good
programme is being prepared and a
pleasant time is promised to all those
A. M. Collett, the taxidermist of the
Normal department, has just finished
mounting a coyote, an eagle and a
snowy owl, besides several smaller and
less valuable specimens, which will
be added to the collection.
Prof. . Kelly has just received twe
aquaria, which will afterwards grace
the natural history IatoraUrv. A
fountain has been placed in the labora
tory to supply them with water.
The literary societies will hold a
joint meeting in the lyceum hall Fri
day evening for the benefit of those
students who remain in town over tbe
School closes on Friday .'next at re
Chicago, Dec 18. A scheme of
gigantic proportions, backed by hun
dreds of millions of property, is on foot
here. At an election last week nine
drainage trustees were chosen to super
vise the construction of a canal con
necting the' waters of Lake Michigan
and those of the Illinois river, for tbe
purpose of carrying off the sewage ot
the city. The canal, it is proposed,
shall have sufficient dimensions to ad
mit tbe passage through it of large
lake vessels, and thus f urnifth a com
mercial outlet from this city to the
Gulf of Mexico. This is of course
something of a menace to the railroads
running south and west from this city.
Tbe statement is, published here thia
morning tbat several railroads inter
ested in the movement have formed a
combination, backed by hundreds of
millions, ior tne purpose of construct
ing the canal. It is said tbat the Chi
cago, Bock Island & Pacific, which
runs parallel with the pnposed canal
for over a hundred miles; the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy; the Chicago &
Alton; the Atchison, Topeka & Santa
Fe; the Wabash; St. Louis & Pacific,
and other lines, are interested in the
movement. Sever! of the rcint.l
elected drainage trustees were ques
tioned in regard to tne matter, and ad
mitted tbat they had been informed
that such a plan was on fvt.
The O.LA. Entertainment.
The ladies composing tbe auxilliary
to the Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers gave a very successful enter
tainment at the G. A. R.hall last even
ing. By the hour of eight every seat
in the ball was occupied by a large
company of ladies and gentlemen, who
were called to order by a stroke of. a
gayil in the hands of Miss Florence A.
Jones, the graceful and accomplished
presiding officer. Judge Fletcher was
called to the platform and gave an ad
dress replete with reminiscences of the
early days of tbe . brotherhood move
ment, followed by a duet from the
sweet singers, Mrs. Harris and Mrs.
Penny. , . . .
Bev. F. D. Altman then in a pleas
ant conversational style complimented
the avocation of a locomotive engineer.
dwelling upon its great responsibilities
and the courage of its followers.
Mrs. Belle C Harris followed with
a solo, which was rendered with .that
harmonious shading for which the ar
tist is noted.
Bev. F. J. Sauerber made an address
tbat sparkled . with original thought
and touched the hearts of his hearers
with the pathos of his religious reflec
Judge Fletcher followed with a well
rendered solo, when the young men of
the Mandolin club filed to the front and
gave two melodious selections that won
a dual round of applause.
Numerous tables were then set up
in the hau, ana on being sur
rounded . by the guests the Auxilliary
ladies quickly busied - themselves in
serving a delightful supper, composed
of sliced roast turkey, chicken, pressed
beef, sandwiches and coffee, followed
by iced cakes of various stylos.
Introductions were them encoorged
and tba social feature of the evening
held delightful sway for an soar or
. Tbe G. L A. ladies are certainly su
perior entertainers, for all the arrange
ments, superintended by a committee
headed by.Mn. Jones and Mrs. Hake,
were most liberal and fulfilled with an
exquisite graca that hereafter will be a
bright memory to aa who were present.
Bhenmatlsm is eatised br laetfa aeid
ia tha blood, which Hood's Sarsapszilla
neutralises, and thus care rbamaat-
f i '
- Axracus, tt. 13. Jacob Bobbins
is having bis residence raised so aa to
make a story and a half building and
will reroof is and otherwise repair the
same ao as to make a very neat and
commodious residence. .
. B. Leah has so far recovered as to
be one more at his accustomed place
of business, after an Illness which kept
bim confined a little over a week. His
health is yet oulte poor, however.
The immense corn crop has occupied
all the spare time of the farmers in
harvesting, bo much so, that but very
little fall plowing baa been done and
tne farmers wiu t tnrown somewhat
oeninu wiin tneir spring wort.
J. Wes Leah has been unloading a
A. Howard reports several prairie
fires in tbe no th part of tbe county,
which have done considerable damage.
Some of them were the result of care
lessness and done considerable dam
age by burning hay and running
through corn fields, while one was
set out by the locomotive on the rail
road which alone destroyed between
w anu ouu tons or nay.
The school children have a, new way
ot jumping the rope. They obtain a
saek tnat will bold about a auart of
sand and attach it to a rope, and then
swing it around aoout a loot from the
ground, jumping it as it describes a
circle. A dozen or more can play at
wo aftuiu ab Liie name iliuo.
Mr. Swartzel of Parsons was in the
city Friday, in the interest of the In
terstate Loan company.
Wm. Hailey and James Phelan were
in the city of Emporia Thursday, as
witnesses in a case in the district
Jerome Suarner and Charles Han
cock of Allen were io the city yester
day, proving up on stray horses which
had been - posted by S. C. Thompson
and Wm. Houk. They were the prop
el ty of Mr. Suarner, and he was lucky
in recovering two valuable young
Perry B. Maxson was in the citv yes
Headlight coal oil at Bond's.
Christmas candies a specialty at J.
borse blankets for sale by
J. W. Lesh carries the largest line
of earthen and China ware in the city.
If you want a good spring wagon or
buggy, call ou J. S. Gibson & Co.,
Buy your fresh meat and bologna of
Bircket & White, at the old reliable
city meat market. Americus,
We handle the celebrated Golden
Belt flour aa cheap aa anyone and car
ry in stock the best grades of other
mills. Large lots a specialty. Give
us a trial and be convincd. Treasler &.
The celebrated and unexcelled Sali-
na flour, at rock bottom prices. We
also cany feed, graham, etc. J. W.
Lesh at tbe Boyal building. Get our
prices before purchasing elsewhere.
We mean business.
Toys for tbe holiday trade, nice and
well made, in endless variety all new
novelties steam engines, dolls, wagon.
caits, whistles, whips, books, tool
chests, tin toys, china ware, notions,
toy tea sets and kitchen furniture.
Just the thing yon want for the little
ones at Santa Claus headquarters.
- - Trkssler & Low BY
Christmas presents?!! Bt '.your wife
uncles aunts and cousins a nice Christ
mas present. We carry china cups
and saucers, night lamDS. very fine
lamps for tbe parlor table. In fact a
full assortment. Also an endless va
riety of novelties in China. Also fine
pictures, pocket books, pocket knives,
ailk handkerchiefs, as well as the larg
est stock of notions in tbe city from
which to select a valuable and useful
present. Remember the place. At J.
Americus, Deo. 16. Last night as
Bobert Hall, in - company with the
Misses Doll, was driving along past
William Ernst's he had a serious runa
way. He was driving a double team to
& buggy, the rig belonging to B. H.
Mahan. Just as be passed Mr. Ernst's
a large woolly dog ran out, scaring the
team, and before they could be con
trolled they ran into a ditch, throwing
the three occuptnta of the vehicle on
to tbe horses' heels upsetting the rig,
and dashed down the road at a rapid
rate, dragging Mr. it. witn tnem, wno
sustained serious injuries. Mr. Hall
was taken to tbe residence of Mr.
Wheeler, where he is at present, and a
physician called, who pronounced the
injuries serious, but not necssarily
dangerous. In talking with one of our
citizens this morning he say s tbe skin is
bruised, and the back of Mr. Hall
black and blue over a space a foot and
a half long. Mr. . Mahan found . his
buggy last night, with tbe tongue bro
ken and otner slight damages, but fail
ing to find the team, is on tbe hunt of
them this morning. The ladiea were
not badly hurt.
The young ladies were out in full
force Saturday, soliciting contribu
tions for the Christmas tree at the M.
E. church, and succeeded admirably
George Chitty baa moved from the
Sackett farm, on tha Neosho, to the
borne of his father-in-law, on Allen
Saturday was an' unusually dull day
for the last of the week, until about 4
o'clock, when the farmers and sur
rounding people came to town. All too
busy, was given as tha reason
Albert Miller starts to-dav for Joo-
lin. Missouri, to visit B. W. Randall
and others, lie will probably take in
Kansas City and other points and may
go to Colorado to see hia brother
r'Mat" before he returns. He does
not go very often and expects to make
a trip of it while be is about it.
At the drawing at Wm. Charles-
worth's Saturday evening, D. P. Treas
ler, X. Grise and 8. G. McMillan drew
tbe three lap robes; others drew minor
Oliver Miller took in Emooria to
B. C. Burnlee shipped several cars of
cattle yesterday. .
A. JU Brown has moved into the
Heaaley house , - Burlaw.
Axkbicus. Deo. 17. G. T. Hill is
expected bom to pass tbe holidays
with hia mother and old friends. -
Last evening while P. W. Cornelius,
living about three miles northeast of
town, was riding horse at a rapid
rate, the animal stumbled, throwing
Mr. C to the ground and then falling
upon and rolling over him, injuring
the unfortunate man very severely.
Last night at midnight ha was still un
conscious. - Mr. Hall, who waa injured by the
runaway Sunday, ia at tbe residence
of Wm. Ernst, intead of being at Mr.
Wheeler's, aa stated tn yesterday's
Abraham Wright will assist Tress
ler and Lowry during tbe holiday trade
in supplying the want of the people at
Peter Bash gained his snit ia the
district coon against tne M. iv. fi; r.
railroad. He says he feels better ash
be did." The judgment was for $100
ana Kio attorney 'a lees. JStrexow.
' For absolute protection against Fire,
Lightning and Tornado, Insure with
J, U. Davis at First National Bank.
Tha members ef tha Welch Presby
tcslan church era xaaJdag great prep
azatioca for a concert at tba opera
Admtjub, Kan. Dec 18. To-day C.
A. Weaver and J. E. Scott shipped
three cars of cattle.
Isaac Clayton and wife went to the
county seat last Thursday.
J. Spencer went to Kansas City for
the purpose of purchasing cattle last
Mrs. Matilda Wheat who has been
visiting friends and relatives in this
vicinity returned to her home last
On Christmas eve there will be a
Christmas tree and appropriate exer
cises in tbe school bouse of this place.
The patrons are doing all that can be
done to make it interesting.
Mrs. Hattie Mungle of Ottawa was
the guest of Mrs. Joseph Ogleby last
Mrs. Snippy is "moving into the little
house near the depot.
Mrs. George Barker and family are
spending a few days with friends in
Lula Brown haa haan on tha ai.V Hat
but is recovering.
The protracted meeting still contin
ues at this place.
. Mrs. Pruitt haa been nnira IV hnt
we are glad to note improvement.
' Lee VernoB made onr city a call last
Mrs. Slater of Allen is making a
snort visit as tne guest of Mrs. B. J.
Miss Marshall returned to her home
in Osage City after a pleasant visit
witn tue iamny oi x . o. (jourtney.
Preparations are being made bv C.
C. Bgle for a corn sheller to be put in
J. E. Wallingford and George Bul
lington went to Emporia last Tuesday.
Doea Experience Count.
It does, iu every line of business, and
especially in compounding and pre
paring medicines. This is ill unrated
in the great superiority of Hood's
Sarsaparilla over other preparations,
as shown by the remarkable cures it
The head of tbe firm of C. I. Hood
& Co is a tborobgbly competent and
experienced pharmacist, having de
voted nis wnoie me to tue study and
actual preparation of medicines. He
is also a member of the Massachusetts
and American Pharmaceutical asso
ciations, and continues actively de
voted to supervising tbe preparation of
and managing the business connected
witn. Hood's sarsaparilla.
uence the superiority and peculiar
merit of Hood's Sarsaparilla is built
upon the most substantial foundation.
In its preparation there is represented
all the knowledge which modern re
search in the medical science has devel
oped, combined with long experience,
brain work and experiment. It is only
necessary to give this medicine a fair
trial to realize it great curative value.
Lumber at very low prices for tbe
next thirty days at Jay's lumber yarde
Wanted All kinds of game at S.
Fausts' market, No. 14 West Sixth
avenue, Emporia' Kas.
Bxadevo, Kas., Dec. 18. There
have been two doctors here the past
week purporting to be from Chicago,
and advertising they wanted twenty
men; still no one was able to learn for
what they were wanted. One was Dr.
L. B. Sheldon is shelling corn with a
steam engine, formerly belonging to W.
Douglass & Sons. Corn is selling at
niteen cents a busnei.
Tbe Hood section, south of town, av
eraged 3i bushels of corn to tbe shock,
or about nity-nve bushels per acre.
John Bussey was in town Sunday.
Mrs. Eidson returned from Topeka
Saturday, where she bas been on a two
An aunt of Mrs. Dr. Morrison is
here on a visit.
Tbe close communion Baptists dedi
cated their church Sunday free of debt.
Bev. Barrett, the father of the work,
was present and enjoyed the occasion
with his people.
There is a Christmas tree at tbe M.
E. church Christmas eve and a turkey
supper with literary exercises Christ
mas, the 25th. Supper from 5:30 to 9
The M. E. church looks very much
better from tbe fresh paint just put on
by M. JS. Atabois.
D. W. Eastman of Emporia was In
Major C. Hood was in town Monday.
The workmen of the Union telegraph
line are here with eight cars of tele
graph poles and five family cars of
worsmen to rebuild tne line.
There are reports in town that Mil
ler Bros', hogs en Elm creek are dying
John Cox baa moved out to the Hood
What Oeeared Last 1 2th November.
Ticket No. 93 drew the first capital
prize of $300,000 in tbe 234 grand
monthly drawing of November 12,
1889, in the Louisiana State Lottery.
It was sold in fractional parts of
twentieths at 1 1.00 each, sent to M.
A. Dauphin, New Orleans, La. Two
to 11. c uiarxe, 7Zl .North Campton
ave., St. Louis, Mo.; two to Max
Levin, 293 E. Third St., N. Y.. col
lected by the Bowery bank, through
Adams express Co.; Xjro to a corres
pondent through Wells, Fargo & Co.'s
bank, ban Francisco. Cal.: one to
Joseph Kama. 424 North Castle St..
Baltimore, Md., one to the Merchants'
bank, Topeka, Has.; one to tieorge
Feick, l,lu West Baltimore St., Balti
more, Md,; one to &Lrs. Margaret
Vieiiepurue. Topeka. Kas.. etc Ticket
No. 68,441 drew the second capital
prize ot SlOO.OOO. Ticket number 7,762
drew tee tniro capital prize or aou.uw
and was sold in fractional parts of
twentieths at tl 00 each. Two to
nlinw notional KaV riuHsin OtllA !
one to John Byrnes, 224 Haroline St.,
Baltimore, Md.; one to Jas. Mixon,
Osyka, Miss.; one to a depositor.
ijooisiana . national bank, .new ur
leans. La., one to a depositor, Louisi
ana national bank. New Orleans. La.:
one to a depositor. Metropolitan bank,
New Orleans, La.; one to K. Hains.
437 Dumaine St., and L. Warnlck, 224
Tremebt., New Orleans, La.; one to
P. o. ueragisch, b till water, Minn.; one
to John Collins. St. Paul. Minn., etc
etc. Tbe 236th grand monthly draw
ing will take place on Tuesday, Janu
ary 14, 1SU0, of which all information
will be furnished on . application to M.
A. Dauphin, New Orleans, La. -
Left Els Creditors.
Colswatbb, Mich., Dec 18. A
great sensation was created here yes
terday by tha disappearance of Dr. P.
P. Nichols, a prominent residents orm-
cny mayor and at one tune register ox
deeds. It is alleged that Dr. Nichols
business methods have impoverished
several families- among them needy
widows and old soldiers. It is pre
sumed tbat he bas gone to Canada.
His debts are estimated at upwards of
Yoa wm unquestionably save money
by insuring against Fir. Lightning
and Tornadoes, with D. M. Davis, at
First National Bank.
Extra inducements to cash buyers for
tba next thirty day at W. S. Jay'a
lumberyard, Fcaxia. a venae west ef
THE INDIAN COMMISSIONER.
BCargaa DafaaAa BlmMlf Agajaet Recast
Washington, Dec 18. Thomas J.
Morgan. Commissioner of Indian. Af
fairs, whose nomination la under con
sideration by tbe Senate Committee on
Indian Affairs, has prepared a letter
defending himself against tbe charge
made against bim. This letter haa
been forwarded to tbe Secretary of tha
Interior and a copy sent also to E.
W. Halford, the President's private
secretary. In reply to the charges
made by representatives of tha A
Cathollo Church, that he had dis
criminated against those ot tha
Catholic faith in making removals and
appointments, Mr. Morgan sets up a
general denial, setting forth the reason
for certain removals made. A young
ldy, who is said to be a protege of
Miss Drexel, and a Catholic, the letter
states, was removed from Haskell In
stitute because she became Infatuated
with an Indian boy and "her conduct
caused so much unfavorable comment
that the lad was sent borne to avoid
scandal." She was offered another
place, removed from the one she had
previously occupied, .but it was de
clined, v. . .
In tbe case of the principal teacher
of the institute,, he war, the v letter
states, permitted to resign because of
regard.for his feelings,- he having been -guilty
of drunkenness on several occa
While three Catholics had been re- :
moved since July 1 from Haskell Insti
tute eight Protestants had shared a
At Pawnee School the superintend
ent was removed, he having admitted
tbat he had "frequently caressed on
of tbe lady teachers, and had often
been in ber room at night for long
periods, when ber room mate was not
present." In the investigation of this
case the Commissioner says nothing
criminal was shown, but a great lack .
of discretion was exhibited. The letter
"I do not know how many Protest
ants, how many Catholics, how many
infidels, unbelievers or Jews are in the
school's service. No record of relig
ious predilections or faith has ever
been kept by tbe office I do not know
how the discharged clerk who furnished
the article in question learned of the
religious belief of those in. tbe service
Tbe only way in which I discover It la
when I happen to remove a teacher who
is a Catholic and a howl Is raised some
where by Bomebody."
Concerning tbe charge that he was
court-martialed and dismissed from the
army, Commissioner Morgan said, in ,
an interview: "The charge against me .
was brought by two officers whom I had
court-martialed, and was dona as
matter of spite and revenge : The
proceedings of the court were set -aside,
and I waa honorably re
stored to duty; and while that trial was
in progress I received a letter signed by
eighty-seven commissioned officers who
knew all the circumstances perfectly,
and these exonerated me and paid sua
a flattering tribute, both as to my mil
itary record and private character."
NEW YORK CUSTOMS FRAUDS.
Charges of Collation Between Ian parte ra,
Consuls and Inapaotore.
Nkw York, Dec 18. The Evening
Sun In its lastedltiou publishes a two
column article - alleging - gross an J -criminal
irregularities In tbe customs
house affairs at this port. : Xt claim .
tbat an international clique exists be
tween a number of American consulate
attaches, notably at Hamburg, and
glove importing bouses of New York.
Tbe Sun declares it is one of the most
gigantic swindlesof its kind ever known, .
and says there will be ' an explosion
soon which will reverberate through
out the United States and all
over Europe. The plan of the
swindlers is briefly - to ask the
foreign consulate cliques to allow
gloves, and perhaps other goods, to be
shipped to the "combine" of New York
and perhaps other American importers
at a great undervaluation, in fact al- '
most nominal. Confederates tn cus
tom houses on this side allow members
of the "combine" to get goods out of
the custom house almost as soon as .
tbey arrive and subject them to virtu
ally no inspection, merely a glanos at
the consul's accompanying invoice and
a few packages, then allowing the re
moval. Somebody evidently gets big
pay from the "combine." Tha ex .
posure created a sensation and an In
vestigation bas already been started.
Ifew Extradition Trenry.
Washington, Dec 18. President
Harrison bas transmitted to the Sen
ate the extradition treaty with Eng
land, referred to in his annual mes
sage, negotiated by Secretary Blaine
and Sir Julian Fauncefote, tbe British
Minister. By its terms tbe number of
extraditable ' offenses is largely in
creased, the most important addition
being tbat of embezzlement, so that if
the treaty be ratified Canada and th
United States will cease to exchange a
class of undesirable residents who have
hitherto secured immunity from pun
A Hljrn State of Jlm-Janae.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec 18. James
Cronin, assistant car Inspector for tha
Belt Line road, visited the Second
street jail last evening and informed ,
the jailer that he had been sentence!
to life Imprisonment .by members el
the Clan-na-Gael society. Cronin was
in a high state of Intoxication and
hibited symptoms of jim-jams. He wm
detained there an hour and then takes '
to police headquarters, v .
A Babemlaa'a lihtda
Batenna. Neb., Dec 18. Jante
Hervert, founder of the Bohemian -colony
here and a prominent and in
fluential man in his county, suicided
yesterday. He was quite wealthy, but
bas lately become financially involved.
Yesterday be turned over his property .
to a sheriff who called with an attach
ment and, going into the bouse, blew
hia brains out with a shotgun.
, The Sag Bone. , - - -
Toteka, Kan., Dec 18. As stated
previously tl5,000 worth of sugar bond .
of Bloom township. Ford County, were .
placed with the Fidelity Trust Com
pany of Kansas City for sal. Upon
advices tnat too trust : company
refused to return these bonds At
torney-General Kellogg recommended
that tha county clerk of Ford
County, enjoin their negotiation, and
sale Yesterday morning Secretary
Mohler, of the State Board of Agri
culture received a dispatch from Willi
G. Emerson, of Meade, stating that
this advice would be followed. - These
are the only sugar bonds not yet re
turned to the people, and if they
should be sold there would be muslo ia
the vicinity of tha office of tha. Ameri
can Sugar Company, r . ,
' Tne Worloe fair Comaftlttoa.
Washington, Dec 18. The Secsta
committee on the celebration of tbo
quadro-oenteanlai of the diaoovery c3 -America
held, a meeting : yesterdaj
afternoon. Tha only business trrr
acted was the adoption of a resQlutic:?
to meet January 8 and begin herlr -statement
from th representati? c :
interested cities upon th cut i-. 5 cl ti
tesstiea ef tt Wctj' 'int.