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WICHITA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY MORNTSTGr, OCTOBER 20, 1886.
WHCXLE XO. 75S.
VOL. V. KO. 132.
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123 and 125
This will be a Great Week with Us.
Our Styles and Shapes are Entirely Differ
ent from Any Others, and
GREAT SALE OF
Corner Douglas av. and Market St.
200 Pair all "Wool
Scarlet Blankets at
$3.50 Per Pair.
-Worth Fully $5.
S. W Corner Douglas Are. and Market St.
The Great Packing-House Strike
in Chicago Culminated Yes
Conflict Between Pinkerton's
. Special Police and
Contradictory Statements as to Who
Fired t'nc First Shot, Eacli Side
Charging tlie Other
"With Responsibility For the Death
of the Persons Shot by the
A Kew PJiase to the Strike Situation
at the Stock Yards The New
Men Walk Out.
A FATEFUL CLASH.
A Squad of Pinkerton Police Fire into
a Street Crowd with. Fatal Ell'ect.
Chicago, Oct. 19. The stockyards
strike, which promised to pass into history
as a bloodless one, lias been attended by a
sacrifice of human life. Terry Bagley and
another man were mortally wounded by
Pinkerton men this evening, aud some loO
of the latter weie arrested to await the dis
position on a chcrge of murder. All but
six were afterward released. Armour 6:
Co.'s imported workmen, three or four
hundred in number, went out this mo ru
in". They had made up their minds that
ihcy did not care to remain any longer if old
hands were to come back. Their report
of affairs was communicated to Mr. Cadahy
who assured them protection if they desir
ed to stay. They had concluded, however,
though protection might protect for a while
the other butchers would ultimately make it
so unpleasant for them that they would be
unable to work long and that they had bet
ter quit at once. A train was telegraphed
for and before 12 o'clock the last non-union
man had left the premises. As they were
loaded on the train the chief clerk at Ar
mour's main ollice told the men to remem
ber their numbers on the lolls and assured
them that if at any time within the next
two years they wanted work they would be
given the preference.
The men were on the Lake Shore train,
the buthers in the front cars, the guards in
the three at the rear end. The latter had
their riile muzzles pointing out of the win
dows. There was a stop at Halstead and
Fortieth streets to attach 'other cars and the
train was switched back some little dis
Quite a crowd of curious people had as
sembled and as the inmates of the train
wnn. recognized there were some leering
remarks made. As the train repassed this
point a Pinkerton man pushed his ritlc out,
aiming at the crowd, and raising the ham
mer the man fired his weapon and Terry
Bagley fell mortally wounded.
The noise of the explosion caused an ex
citement in and outside of the cars. In a
moment it was followed by a regular vol
lev from the other riflemen and the crowd,
which was lanrclv composed of school
children, lied in a panic. In the flight a
man fell and was hastily carried away by
his friends. He was also wounded. The
train steamed off. Captain Markey, of the
town of Lake police, was at hand with a
few men and w ould have arrested the man
he saw fire the shot, but feared to stop the
imIh nc i riot mk'ht liavc resulted. lie
telephoned to Twenty-second street station,
however, and when tiie train reached there
it was boarded by a detachment of Chicago
police, who placed all the specials under
"When the train reached the terminal
station at Van Ihirei: station there was an
other squad of police from HairUon street
station and the whole crowd was marched
to the armory. Capt. Markey telephoned
in that he could identify the man who shot
Barley, and his presence was anxiously
awaited. Uaglevwho was taken to his
home at 3-hneralil avenue and 45ud street,
wa- still living late this afternoon, but hh
death was almost momentarily expected,
lie is an employing teamster engaged about
the yards; has a wife aud family and took
no part iu the strike.
The Pinkerton men say that the strikers
made the assault, first with stones and then
with rcvolvei s, and that they h-id made no
attack until they had beeu lircd upon.
Capt. Markey said, however, that the Pin
kerton men did the first shooting and with
out any provocation.
"When the men were lodged in the Ha
nson street station, the city police began
the work of assorting out the ones who did
the shooting. Capt. Markey, three boys
and a man who were present, all declared
they could identify the man who slnt IJag
lev! The specials" were made to march be
fore them, and two were picked out as par
ticipants in the shooting. The weapons of
the specials were seized by the police.
When the work of identifying the men
who were said to be guilty of the shooting
began, the non-miionrncn were set free.
After the bovs had picked out two men,
the whole force was filed back into the
court room where Lieut. Kipley and a Cen
tral station detective examined
their rifles and revolvers to see if
there were any empty shells
to indicate that they hud been recently dis
charged. One was found to have an empty
shell on it and the bearer was standing in
side the court railing. After the men had
filed into the benches Wm. A. Pinkerton
Those of you who fired out of the car
step here. One young fellow with a
blonde mustache arose and walked up to
hi chief. No one cle moved. Be as
brave :is this brave fellow, cried Pinker
ton, and the man w ithin the railing said. I
kot. Io others volunteered. The two
men who had first been picked out by. the
buy stood under guard of two policemen
in the outer entry of The court room. Jo
seph Hill and Walter Andrews are the two
men identified a; two of the men who did
the footing. Richard Lrulos. Guy Siev
trs, RobertJ. Purl ram and Stephen Pcy
ner confetd to having siol into the crowd
The-e mk men were hriu at the armory
the remainder of the Pinkerton men and
the workmen who wrc on the train w.re
Captain Joy was in clierge of the Pink
erton men when the shot-ting occurred. He
was standing on the rear platform. Ik-
said the mtn picked out by the city poire j
were not the jruutY parties. He said also ,
that strikers gathered about the car-iW
strong just as they were about to start and
began pelting them with stones and some of
them shot also. We were sent down, said
Captain Joy, to preserve the peace, cot to
disturb it, but -when some of my men -were
fired upon they returned the shots, think
ing, perhaps, that the lives of the em
ployes vrho "were in their charge were in
danger. I was standing on the rear plat
forms at the time. I rushed into the train
and ordered them to stop firing I did not
know what injur was done until I came
into the city.
Wm. A Pinkerton says he has ample
proof that hi3 men did not fire upon the
crowd until they haa Dcen nrea upon.
Chas Beck, one of his men, who was in the
car ahead of the one from which the shoot
ing was done, says the crowd fired at least
five shots before the fire was returned.
One of the bullets passed through the car
and imbedded itself in the opposite wall.
Bricks and stones were then thrown until
the side of the car was well battered up.
Mr. Pinkerton says tiio men had been
subjects of constant tissaults and abuse
while in the yardoand two of them are now
laid up with wounds that may prove fatal.
ttoodlcrs Hun In,
Xew Yokk, Oct. 19. Police Inspector
Byrnes this morning arrested "Jake"
Sharp, of Broadway railroad notoriety, at
his home in V est 2M street, on a oencn
warrant issued on indictments found against
him by the grand jury for bribing the
"boodle" aldermen to vote for the Bread-
way railroad franchise. James Richmond,
president of the Broadway ra lroad was
also taken into custody.
James W. Foshay, ex-president of the
Broadway railroad, also indicted for giving
bribes to "boodle" aldermen, was arrested
and taken to the district attorney's ollice.
At police headquarters the tw:o boodlers
learned that the charges against them were
based on entirely new evidence. Messen
gers were dispatched for counsel and
triends. Within an hour ex-Judge Fuller
ton and ex-Senator Robert Strahan
responded with lawyer Stickney. After
hasty consultation the lawyers hurried out
to procure the necessary bail. No indict
ment had been found against Sharpe nor
was there any new indictment against
Richmond nnd'Foshay. It is now expect
ed indictments will be made out against the
three. Ex-Alderman Charley Waite was
brought down town from his house for de
tention, after the arrest of the alleged bribe
givers, in custody of hi3 keeper and arrived
at the district attorney's office at 10:30.
Sharpe and Richmond are to be kept at
police headquarters until indictments are
drawn up, when they will be brought
down to plead in court and give bail should
any be fixed.
Judge Cowing fixed bail at $50,000 each
in the cases of Sharpe and Foshay, and
$23,000 additional in the case of Richmond
who is already under that amount. k
Down an Embankment.
Lincoln, Netj., 19. A construction
train on the Nebraska & Colorado division
of the Burlington & Missouri river railroad
was thrown from the track nine miles south
of Fairfield this afternoon. The whole
train was precipitated down an embank
ment of twenty-five feet and six cars were
totally wrecked. Five men were killed
outwiight and nine more or less injured.
The killed are:
R. 11. Melviu, Deweese, Neb.
George Burke, St. Louis.
Daniel O'Conner, Weston, Mo.
Robert Collins, England.
An unknown man is still under the
wTeck; he is supposed to be Dennis Hamil
ton, wlio came from Michigan.
John Fitzgerald the paesident of the
Irish laud league," tic contractor in charge
oi me wont, was sngnxiy mjureu. iui
one of the injured is dangerously hurt.
The wreck was caused by the engine run
ning over a bull.
The Flood Sufferers at Sabino.
Oiuxcn, Tex., Oct. 19. The steamer
Lamar returned last evening from Sabine
Pass with sixty additional sufferers, one
half of whom will go to Beaumont; the
balance will remain here in care of local
relief committees. Ten additional bodies
have been found. Relief committees of
Orange have exhausted all supplies nnd
funds and sufferers are constantly coming
in. The relicf.committee have JJOO now iu
charge; 150 more were expected last niirht
from Johnson's Bayou. Such is the situa
tion in Orange at present writing, and un
less moi e relief comes immediately great
distress will prevail. Parlies returning
from the coast report much thieving going
on. Scarcely a trunk, valise or package
can be found that lias not been broken open
aud rifled of contents.
Nkw Yokk, Oct. 19. AV. R. "Whitmorc,
former partner of II. II. Powers, a broker,
today notified the stock exchange that lie K
unable to meet his contracts. Street csti
mates of "Whitmore's losses place them at
$80,000. Powers says the firm dissolved
on Saturday last on account of transactions
that came to his notice on that day.
George D. Bareiuore, William II. Locse
and Horace Walker, composing the firm of
Barcmore & Co., hops, made an assign
ment today with preferences of $SG,G(8.
Boston", Oct. 19. John F. Dukcmeicr,
bookkeeper for the clothing firm of Bur
dell, Young fc IngalK has joined the
American colon v in Canada $40,000 of
the firm's moncv i; missintr.
Boston, Oct. 19. Dorr, Allison & Co.,
dealer iu grain and flour, aligned. Lia
bilities aresaid to be quite large, and are
chiefly in the wet.
Boston, Oct. IS. The D. R. Sparks
Milling company, of Alton, 111., have fail
ed. This company runs the National Mills
of Alton, and elevators of Carrolton, Me
docia, and Plainvillc, 111. Liabilities esti
mated at jSU.jO.OOO.
Jail Delivery in Missouri.
St. Louis, Oct. 19. A jail delivery oc
rurrcd at Maryville, Mo., ht5t night, and
three prisoners, Frank Oliohant, forger.
Grant "Wright, accused of outrage; J. T.
Ainswortir. horse thief, gained liberty.
After supper the prisoners were allowed to
remain in the corridors for an hour, andal
that time lat evening the sheriff, noticing
that unuaiial quiet prevailed, investigated
its cause, and found M. F. Sweeny, a pris
oner, about to crawl through one of the
windows from which two bars had le-cn
cut. The alove named prisoners had al
ready e.-caped. They have not yet been
Prompted by Dementia.
P'.cinc, Mo.. Oei. 19. Hephf lander's
farm rar this city, was the scene Ja-sl even
ing of a deplorable tragtd. Constant
Dsphf lander, the oklestson of the farniiy,
Ijccatne demented some years ago. bit .va
never violent. Yesterday evening he sc-
curett a revolver and went toward the or-
j chard whence hi n
with a basket full of
molhcr was returning
appJes. lie made a
:t to assist ner out suddenly drew tlie re
volver and shot her in the head, then placed
the weapon to his own head and lired.
Both are expected to die.
The Exiled Prince.
Chicago, Oct. 19. Prince Napoleon
and party, of France, arrived in the city
this afternoon from San Francisco. He
will remain here a few days aad then
The General Assembly Knights
of Labor Spend Another
Legislating For the Good of Ithe
Order "Will Adjourn Sine
The President and Cabinet in Their
Conference Engage in Formulat
ing Congressional Plans.
The Department, of Justice Instructs
Supervisors and Marshals in
Their Duties at Elections.
Frolicsome Fancies of Fickle Fortnne
Force the Failure of Forceful
Firms Foreign Flashes.
Wasihxgtox, D. C, Oct. 20, 1 a. in.
The following are the indications for Mis
souri: Fair weather, variable winds.
For Kansas: Generally fair weather,
variable winds, generally northerly, colder
with a slight cold wave.
I'UESIDENT AND CABINET.
Washington, Oct. 19. The session of
the cabinet- today was devoted mainly to
the consideration of estimates to be submit
ted to congress for the expenses of the gov
ernment during the next fiscal year. The
treasury department was represented by
Secretary Manning for the first time since
he was taken sick. Secretary "Whitney
was the only absentee.
GEO. W. ADAMS' SUCCESSOR.
The president today appointed Crosby S.
Noyes, editor of the Evening Star, to be
trustee of the district reform schools, vice
Geo. TV. Adams, deceased.
A CBITICAti IIB-KXAMINATION.
Second Comptroller Maynard and Third
Auditor Williams have just concluded a
re-examination of accounts of the
Signal Service from September 1, 18S0,
to Julvl. 1SSG. The expenditures during
that period aggregated 1, 8Go,333, and of
this amount tlie accounting officers have
disallowed and suspended items amountiug
to &1. 081.669. The disbursements were
made by Lieut. Robt. Craig, Fourth artill-1
erv: Uapts. ji. luius, xiiui uruuurj, uu
J." 13. Jones, assistant quarter master gener
al, who consecutively held the office of dis
bursing officer during the period mention
ed. The exiMJnses disallowed as unauthor
ized by law were principally for telegrnph
iug, the purchase of supplies and for the
FOR AN HONEST FRANCHISE.
The department of justice has sent a
copy of the following circular-letter to each
United States marshal:
Sir: In pursuance of a letter of the .)th
inst., from the president directing the at
torney general to take charge of the ap
pointment of special deputy marshal, the
performances of their duties and their com
pensation, together with the compensation
of supervisors at congressional elections in
November next, your attention i3 direct
ed to the provisions of titles 24
and 26, chapter title 70, of the
revised statutes. Under scftiou 2022 and
2024, R. S. you have power to keep the
peace, protect supervisors, preserve order,
prevent frauds and enforce the law in
towns of 20.000 and upwards. You should
makevourself familiar with the statutes
referred to and sec that they are understood
bv your deputies, who should bo dncrcst
men, impressed with the importance of an
The manner of discharging these duties
bv yourself and your deputies ft largely
left to your discretion. In matters involv
ing questions of law you are directed to
consult the attorney of the United State
for vour district for needed information
and'advice. It is assumed that the duties
can be perfoimed without infringing upon
the rights of any citizen, in a m nne-r that
hall be firm and at the same time free
from an unnecessary display of authority.
It is not expected that supervisors nnd
deputy marshals will receive compensation
for more than five days' service and they
.-hould be so informed. Within this tim"
all can be done, it is thought, that ought
to be. You need vigilent men who are
conscicntioJ? workers and no others. Be
fore payment, each deputy aud supervisor
will nn-v-L'iit to vou his commission, oath
and badge of ollice with an affidavit that he
is the person to whom the commission was
issued, that he performed the days' services
as charged, which will Ic annexed by you
to the pav roll as vouchers for its adjust
ment. The same facts should al-o be
known to vou through other means. Upon
payment being completed these accouuls
should be approved by the court and for
warded to this department for action.
Under the executive order mentioned in
a circular letter to U. S. district attorneys,
on thf same subject, the attorney general
invites their attention to the letter address
ed to the marshals aud asks them to assist
the marshals in the execution of this law
without friction, while it maintains t he
right of suffrage in tact.
MINISTER COV, rilESKNT.
Minister Cox called on tlie president to
dav, and afterwards liad an interview with
secretarv Bayard in regard to the Turkish
mission. It is understood tlut the minister
is willing to return to Turkey to cloc up
ome diplomatic mailer left unsettled at
his departure if Mr. Bayard think' it necc-s
ary; otherwise he will resign and again
enter political life.
Their Initial Effort.
Akron, O., Oct. 19. The UniverftU
general convention held its initial scawen
m the Universalis church this evening,
but will not organize for work till tomor
row morning. Already scores of delegate
and visitors ar? in the" city, ant! more arc
expected toraonow. The majori- of the
New England contingent tde-wphed that
a rai!ntti accident had dehxyol them.
A Risible Provoke.
?T. Lot 15. Oct. 10. A GKe-Deraocrai
special from El Pa says. Judge Iin
niin ih new United States minaicr. ha
arnv'yd in the City of ilexico, where he
l was u-srml ' received by the American col
ony His arrival has hrouglil up a new
discussion of U:e oW Sedgwick sc-ndal,
and it appears br disclosures made by the
idem respectable American residents that
the lialf of the scandal has never been told,
and tliat the efforts of the eastern prc-s to
whitewash the envoy excite here only ridi
cule aad amusement.
KMG1ITS OP LABOR.
The General Assembly Still Engrossed
-with Business Pertaining to the
Richmond, Va.. -Oct. 19. When the
general assembly, Knights of Labor, went
into session this'morning no one could an
swer the question whether it would take
fiinal adjournment today or prolong its
life until tomorrow. There now rcnmia to
be disposed of reports of only half a dozen
special committees; committees on finances,
appeals and grievences. With report of
the committee on finance will come up the
question of salaries -for officers. Would-be
prophets predicted a btg fight over this, but
those who are in best position to know how-
delegates feel, say it will be settled m a
harmonious, peaceful manner.
The committee on appeals and griev
ances obtained the floor when the general
assembly went into secret session anil ?till
hold it when noon recess was taken. Tlu-ir
report relates to matters of general discip
line that are of little interest to those out
side of the order. A committee was ap
pointed which sent the following telegram
10 Governor Oglesby, of Illinois, at
Quiucv, 111., where the soldiers' home is
beinc dedicatetl to-day:
The general assembly of Knights of
Labor, in convention assembled, both the
blue and the grey, send you greeting on
the occasion of the dedication ot the sol
diers' and sailors' home at Quiney. May
the dutv so nobly done by your state be an
incentive to other states to do likewise, un
til every needy hero may have the sh'ltu
of a home.
At the afternoon session the general :is
sembly continued in consideration of Un
report of the committee on appeals and
Tievances aud adopted a resolution decid
lug tliat lliemucrs Ol :io mieui:uiwu:;i vi
gar Makers' Union nm-t elect whether they
will remain members of the union or of the
order of the Knights of Labor, that tucy
cannot remain members of both.
The report of the committee on finance
was pr.seuted and adopted It provides
that the salary of the grand master work
man shall henceforth be 3,000 a year, and
those of general secretary and general
treasurer each $2,000, and that the mem
bers of the executive committee and gen
eral worthy foreman shall receive $4. per
day and expenses while on duty.
A resolution was adopted providing that
when the assembly meets tomorrow it shall
remain in session until its business is con
cluded. POLITICAL POINTS.
Clay County Democrats.
Ci.ay Center, Kan., Oct. 19. The
Democrats of Clay county nominated C. K.
GifTord, of this city, for representative.
Tlie Piumed Kuijrht iu Pittsburg.
PiTTsr.cKQ. Oct. 19. The train louring
Hon. J. G. Blaine, arrived here at 10 l-l
o'clock tonight. The party was- met at the
depot by the Americus club and escorted
to the hotel where an informal reception
was held. His voice was so husky that he
declined to respond to a call for a speech
Tomorrow morning he will participate in
the Republican demonstration.
Nuw York, Oct. 19. The following
congressional nominations are reported.
Kcw York Democrat, Second district,
Felix Campbell, renominated. 1 ourth dis
trict, 0. C. Mahoney, renominated. Fifth,
Archibald M. Beis, renominated. Eighth,
Timothy J. Campbell. Ninth, S. S. Cox,
(this nominntioH by the country Dcmoc
racy, Tammany and German indejjcnd
cnts). Tenth, Gen. F. B. Spinola. Elev
enth, Truman A. Mcrriiuan. Twelfth.
W. Bourkc Cochran. Fifteenth, Egbert
L. Viel, renominated. Twenty-sixth, J.
VY. Downs. The Republicans of the Sev
enth district nominated John D. Lawsen.
Xni;rhts of Pythias.
Kansas City. Oct. 19. The pixteenth
annual session of the grand lodge Knight
of Pythias, of Missouri, and fifth annua!
encampment of the uniformed rank, opcu
ed here this morning with large attendance
Address were made by .Mayor Kumpf,
past grand chancellor; K. J I. May bury,
present grand chancellor, M. I). "Wood and
others, after whieh the lodge organized f-.r
routine work. A street parade will tnke
place this afternoon.
All but one of the 118 subordinate lodgi
of the state are represented. The af lernrnu
wfts devoted to stiect parade nnd thid ce
nhig a ball was given at the Casino The
Grand lodge, it is ex'pected will adjourn on
Fridav. The fifth annual enchmpment of
the uniform rank K. of P., of Mo., is be
inghcld in connection Avith the Grand
lodge. Several Kansas divisions are pres
enUiud participated in the parade thw after
nojn A tournament and prize drill takes
place tomorrow morning at Athletic paik.
The Ktrth. Afire.
Akron, O , Oct. 10. A line of fir
fullv live mile? lonjr i sweeping over
Coik-W swamps nearly five miles cast of
here. A forest of several hundred acrc.n,
great tracts of pasture IsmL, an I man
miles of fences are le:ng destroyed. Many
rf.ulft nn- sunoosed to hive perished. Sev
eral dwelling house in line of the tire, it is
tearctl, have U'cn swepi away. i hj aui
fate of tiie earth U muck aud it i burning
fully three feel deep. The damage will bo
many th'iusniKh of dollars.
Fire In Troy, New York.
Troy, ". Y.. Oct. 19. An alarm at i
o'clock this morning Mimmoncl tb de
parttnent to a fire in Comer. Collin.
Merrill & Co.'s dry good s'f re, which
stirted in the basement near Front street
'!, v.-mi lmil.Hn" was soon on fire nnd
w;is gutted, all iLscuatcnti being dytr vcd
! The low to C.mvcr-f Collins, Mrrill &
Co . j eaiuwiMd at ixHween w.-w sin
c-ion nai rarllr insured. ) on Innil-
?,f"ilo.oa: insured. Hotchkins !oes his
Stabler and UoTSUb nurnad.
K v.VA Crrr. Oct. 19. The etsblea at
the inter-stste fnir grounds near lhl citr
trpr. Turned tooisht. A rramber of horses
. mutrtfTMl there and three or fsif
were burned to death. The total , le-s r
placed at $10,000.
Thfre werr lit tlirec Iwrw-i mronl
Thi.tr iMunea liad not bfcn learned in the
Htv t R Va'c hfiiar bol they e not aop-
pol to be jofcnafeof uhv eate, U rscsr
hartair been 5avcm. i e insurance m a.uu
Wimt f2 Oct. IS. Fr the 3rt
Uine Alhuila is today compiete pyvib
iU. sr Ml the bar roots were cased
on Jsriv lt. lit srend ishateie Hcne.'Kft
naliv until UrUy when there twj y fte
in the cUt and that would have expire! ix
dv-s freai awr, but bv deefckm of the u
premc CfHir. of the fctaic Jr4ay that tfr
to closed. Two week MP th ctty f '
cfl passed a resolution aUowirg the ctr
bwwerr to deliver br in the air to rutf
dencc on ordrr. Mayor Hflycr ht night
vetoed the measure, which n mskti the
dtv absolntciv prohibition. The Gty sii
thorities are nioUy prohibstionwf , a -
law will be ricidly enforce!.
THE TIE THAT BINDS.
Conventions, Conferences, As
semblies, Lodges, Societies
Meet in iionv Places and Con
sult Together ooprnlng
Ways ami Means for tlio Betterment
of the Material. Moral. Social
aad Spiritual Condition.
'ot the Least Important factor in
the Makc-Up of tun Day's Trans
actions Was the
Proceedings of the Vomen'd Mission
Board in Session at Kansas City
Women's Mission Hoard.
K.vxsvsCrrv, Oct. 10. The nauVma!
convention of the Women's Christian bvml
met this morning. Missions called to order
bv Mrs. C. M. Pearrc iu the absence of th
president. , Mrs. Dr. Jamieson. VariuH
committees on minion w ork were appoint
ed and the annual report of the children
mission band received. The general con
vent ion of Curitian churches and tho f r
oi.Tt, minimis convention will organize this
Lafternoon and tomorrow. Nearly every
state iu the union is representee iv un
gates and a number are prescut from
The annual report of tfio Christian!
women's board of mission, which cmbod
ie.s the state and general mission work,
shows an increase of ? 1,000 in receipts
over last rear.
There are 530 auxiliary societies, aa in
crease of 117 during the year with a mem
bcrshipof 11.000. being a gain of 2.827.
There are also 155 mission hands. The
report of the children's minion woric tor
the year w very satisfactory. Ona hundred
and fifty children bands have- been or
ganized. The children have nearly com
pletcd the fund for building n memorial
chapel at Akabi, Japan, the first church of
this denomination in heathen lands.
The reports from the frontier states and
territories show satisfactory progress and
increasing assistance in that direction H
invoked. The several missions in India
are reported in a nourishing condition
In the afternoon session Hcv W. K
Azbell, general agent of tlie society, .spoke
upon minion work generally, ami tonight
the annual address was delivered by Mrs
11. L. Christian, of Chicago.
The Ixwrd of innnagers of the general
convention met this afternoon. General F
M. Drake, of Iowa, presiding, and the
secretan s report shows 1,51!) accessions
to the church membership in the south
west during the year, and 6,8-38 accessions
in the country. Sixty-two newchurcl.es
Imvfi been onranied and $1)7.000 raned for
home missions. A. M. Atkins of Indiana
was elected president and Y, II. Draper of
Indiana was ficlecteu secretary 01 me gen
eral board of missions for the ensuing year
The opening session of the general convert
lion will lie held to-morrow.
The Freewill ltaptists.
MaUion. ().. Oct. 10. The fifth day of
the Freewill Ilaptist general ronferenc" was
onened with an address by Kcv. J. E. Cox,
of Hampton, V. Va., our "Our duty to th"
churches of our faith in the .south." It was
well received by the conference. An t j
portunity was offered any one to asU t
work now in chaigeof the Kev Mr f
md within ahh'rltimcasulllcie:it sum was
obtained for the gticccaa of the conii' '
Kcv. J. Malrcruc presented 111c report 0.1
temperance, and notwithstanding the fean
of some and hopes of other that a warm
discussion woniu result, especially on m
hird party question, it passed without dr
bate, its wisdom making it non tvmmltfd
on th'! polities of the question. It iv.t;
-trong nnd clear and gave no unnr'n '1
bound as to the duty of nil to destroy in
After this Hcv. Dr. P. Hr.ll comm'Lc- I
to raiwj $10,000 for the Morrcl incir'Ti'
fund at Hflrj!Td Ferry. V. Va.. and mv
nearly $0,000 was pledged ou fnd.'i
that th entire amount lc Mjcnred.
Chicago, Oct. 19.At iho (', ifugi
lional convention tht morning upfti. r
from the Minnesota mnociiitlon on .'.' u
richincnl of wor-hin was prcfenU'! ar I d
cuswsl. 'rhe iclttion claimenl ti.it t
form of worship is very meagre, ar. 1 i
result nnmbers hnve gone ovr to U.i I "
ropnl chinch. It was decidttl to i.a"
committee to ri'p'rt on t!i Hjbj-rt u'
Li (Xii or Doitlei'rf' Convention.
Cuu:anf Oct. 10. The imliornl rt
venifon of Hqiwr roonuf ncturer Pij '
IJd this inornlof and adopted rjKrti r
the ppecfnl omo.tur-' apjwlak! fi u it'
n plan for f-Hare wtiw Th-- rfrt
vi(ljs that th" a"ocuUkn shall Ik- ka'wn
aa the .lionai Protertlve .UMOcktl'' 1, at I
that it shsl! be directed by a national :n
miitce of ov represcntatlvu frij z. .1
stale. Hewlutkns adopted declare tl
We most eaniwUr fanjr tempErsuc , m t
strongly condemn intctnin'rance and nj -
to c.ery tneinler of the traile - '1
proof of th;s deri-iratiin by hi elal'y . '
and the (Lilly conduct of hU btislnev 1 1.
reolntlorw linalterably oppose prohi. " '
as m invasion of the righla of oUa- tt
therefore wrong in principle nod It-, "-'
tide in policy, ls&wl of a'Asito ' '
destroy a Inisinewt tliat cmpk' rr
capital end supports n va.U natntyr f ht r.
en workmen the effort of our rr.tu 1
should I; directed to -UwInaaiajr th" . 1
esifUnjiu. and texatoiac from Uh-
of Jkjuor. In thir work we -acMjd r
The dosing resofuUoo Is in favor - .
hue aoa-wterveotion ha potfik t
gaoteuluo cTxepi in ch jiw r. "
mdx ttaw fcti artin fa w
protiset iitzwt&ttx tad th.r .
agaiatt mtk idkik : " '" r
tLrfr trad oA U r.. U' f
lutmrsaea t'oar"3t. it.
.ST. ItW. Oct -l' 'n-nth "
itatd ocataawa. t c .lt - ft
Ue Awk-Jioo of America, fceM i '
mtmkm wdsy. Kkfiy repe
from eWn rfndi toroil
Prvwdwt 1 H. f ITXi, iftr prrittfai
fKeaKtiisg. xwtd Jifa nsamnl addn-vj T
m?0xr7 -wHh ifce japjufcatfot of t- .
cyosHiar, coswweaed the morulas
juxl tb con"wntion sdjonrsed U3t.
The llock Lalcnd Adnata.
TaOY. Kan., Ott. lO.Tnsk Urteg :
the lifKk Muxl road tw complcUl u
k street is Troy thf 1 etesisg.