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VOL. VI. NO. 24.
WICHITA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING DECEMBER 15, 1886.
WHOLE NO. 806.
123 and I25
Snecialties .: For .
How Handsome They Are,
ioo Lovely Plush Boxes full of
fine linen note paper, envelopes and
Opening of novelties for
Evening and Wedding
High class novelties at the
lowest prices ever known
We have just visits! b.e marfcet and. obtained "bargains
in these goods, which we offer to you at a small
advonce over cost. Come and ses.
Be sure and come whether
you wish to "buy or not.
A child in Fa5 r viand or a ralected'and despondent lov
er in fch3 soft embraces of his relenting loved one
neither could feel more delightfully dazed
than the visitor who gazes for the first
time upon this feast of splendor and
magnificent glow of colorings
for adorning the female form divine.
GOME Cob aid
Corner Douglas av. and Market St.
One lot 42 pair of full 12-4 all wool
White Blankets for $5 a pair, fully worth
$10. These are the largest size made and
an extra quality.
One lot 84 pair all wool 11-4 Scarlet
.Blankets which we will close out at $3.50 a
pair. Never sold before under $6 00.
One lot 10 pieces fast color Turkey Red
Table Linen 25c a yard. It cannot be du
plicated at 50c.
One lot 33 dozen Ladies and Childrens
All Wool Red Mittens at 10c a pair,
S. W. Corner Douglas Ave. and Market St.
worth $2 at $1 each.
36 Mirrors, two feet high,
1 5 inches wide, beveled glass
plush frames, mounted in
bronze and silver, worth 5.00
each at 2.50 each.
A PALACE IN FLAMES.
The Steamer J. M. White, a Ver
itable Floating Palace,
Said to be the
Fastest and Finest Boat Ever
on wthe Mississippi River,
Burned to the
"Water's Edge Tteav Baton Itonge,
La., at 10:30 O'clock Monday
flight, together with
Sixty Persons, Passengers and Grew,
and a Full Cargo of Valuable
Heartrending Scenes and lleroic
Acts A Frightful Boiler Explo
sion at Evansville, Ind.,
Causes Great Damage.
A RIVER HORROR.
By the Burning of a Steamboat Sity
Persons Lose their Lives.
Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 14. It is cur
rently rumored here that the elegant steam
er. J. M. "White, running between Yicks
burg and Xew Orleans, burned at an earlj
hour this morning near Baton Rouge, La.,
and that 50 lives were lost.
10:35 a. m. The locs of the steamer J.
M. "White has been confirmed. She burned
to the water's edge at 11 hist night while
lying at the bank near Bayou Sara, La.
About GO lives were lost, largely woman
and children. Xearly all the crew were
saved. Among the passengers reported
lost is the superintendent of the Vidalia
railroad at Xatche. who together with his
wife and children, perished in the disaster.
The books of the boat were lost.
The J. M. "White was the finest steamer
on the Mississipi river. She- was en route
for New Orlerus and had a cargo of cotton
on board estimated at not less than 2,000
bales. The surviving passengers and crew
were conveyed to Xew Orleans this morn
ing. A telegram from J. II. Powell, station
agent at Baton Rouge, La., says it is im
possible to net a libt of the lost or saved in
the J. M. "White disaster. Only a few
passengers came to Baton Rouge, the bal
ance were left et Bayou Sara. The only
names ascertained of the lost are: Mr.
Stafford, wife and children from Vidalia
G. Wash Floyd, formerly captain of the
Will S. Hays.
All the officers were saved and are not
disposed to talk. It i3 understood that
many other passengers are lost besides sev
en or eight of the crew.
KewOhuhxs, Dec. 14. The steam
boat J. M. White, from Vicksburg, Miss.,
to New Orleans, buried at 10 last night at
Blue Store, Point Coupe, thirty miles
above B.iton Rouge. She had quite a
number uf pas-engers aboard, 2,100 bales
of cotton and GOO sacks of seed. Several
lives, are reported lost, but Capt. James 1
Muse, who" was in command, telcgiaphs
that only one life, the porter of the boat, is
known to be lost. The boat and cargo arc
a total loss. The J. M. "White was built in
1S7S at a cost of $225,000 aud was the fin
est and fastest boat that ever run on the
Mississippi. The boat was owned by
Capt. John W. Tobin, and was valued at
S100.000: the canto at $90,000. Insurance
on boat 29.000. The cargo will doubtless
be fully covered by insurance. Fuller par
ticulate at this time are almost impossible
to be had.
"When the White took fire she was laying
at Point a Coupe taking on cotton. She
hud on board 3,500 bales of cott in and
S.000 sacks of seed. This make? the cargo
valued at $150,000
Thomas Barry, second engineer, was on
duty when the lire broke out in the cotton
amfdship. For a time he thought he had
the lire under control, but it finally gained
such headway that nothing could be done
with it. Barry states the fire then spread
so tapidly that tke boat was wrapped in
flames iu a short time. He thinks there
were ten or twelve lives lost, including the
colored fireman and two eoloied chamber
maids, one named Martha Washington
The second cook, colored, was aKo lost.
Barry also reports the lo-s of Captain Biid
Flod and the superintendent of the Vida
lia railrond, with his wife and daughter
Barry knows nothing a to the number of
p:issengers that were aboard, but thinks
there were very main, he belicvis there
w ere some "v omen and children on deck.
Note Evidence is accumulating that
there were man more lives lost than the
stor of FireniMi Barry would indicate,
some people place the number at fifty.
Sr. Lou-, Dec 14 A special from
Xew Orkaus ailuding to the burning of the
steamer lne, s.is all the rescued people
lotfl the Mississippi Valley railroad tor
this city, arriving this alternoon. Win.
MeGrevey, chief engineer of the boat,
gies a statement of the disaster: About
10.10 o'clock last night the White lauded
at Dr DeFerrittV'plaee above the post
office landing at Point Coup, at which
place the boat was loading cotton seed. A
tire broke out amidships jiist aft the doc
tor, between the engines on top of the cot
ton below the boiler deck. Engineers
Barry aud Jenny, who were on watch,
gave the alarm and the pumps were put to
T.ork, but without avail. The watrhntan
tmve the alarm bv ringim the bell.
Clerks Callahan and Bell at once aroused j
the M!uple in the cabin. The fire spread
rapidly and in less than 15 minutes the
bn?:t had burned to the water's edse.
There were four kegs of powder in the
magazine ana me mouieiu me ure reacneu
Uiem the llames shot about 100 feet high.
The sight was one of the mot heart rend
ing ever witnessed. The shrieking of wo
men and children for help wa awful, lie
saw tue suptrmtenueni ot tne
Vidalia railroad standing aft, outside of the ,
ladies cabin throwing his two little daugh- j
ters iuto the water. lie ;ood, and burned
aih w ith his w ife There were in the
, , j i . - ..
i nine ladv pas-ensers and ab.it cs-rht
it -, r -.r ,n. . ,-..- v.p-l
. At Xew Texas twenty deck bands
were taken on boud, :dlore snppod to bo!
It is learned tbrt Andrew Pierce, a a 1
or. ami Antonio Retaua, a fireman, are
the onus to whom ail the credit of saving
Iiarrv. F. G. Patterson and Steve Jenav
mates, John Grant and Tom. TrioibJe;
watchman, Tom. 3'iller, sailor, Andy
Pierce, stewards. Pat Ryan and Xunez.
Col. L. James who was in a state ro-m
'rT ii -.?,. i-- .- ' bsn'ifC the subject snd brim; about a res
The Mlius officers are known to be j aUitk hia Tui So
.savtii: Captain Muse, Ck-rks Mcv and ' lh inu,r.lc woacce Ml. but . for-
Calhihan; pilots. Jno, Stewart and Bob ..i .-.. ,i . .-. t., s
rlku .tf-iTit.'r it. rritt
.milh- fntnmmrs m "t" (rntv Inn-. . .. "":. r..
mananed to get ashore and had to walk j O'Brien, Democrat. 22,SS3; Hart, Rcpubli
two miles without coat, hat or shoes, in j can, 18,174; McXeil, Labor, 372.
the chilly winds before he could reach a
Among those lost are:
Lewis, second cook.
Oscar, the baker.
Amos, the porter.
Dick Randolph, fireman.
A prize ox, taken at Yicksburg, was
roasted to death, and two of the five keep
Xew Orleaxs, Dec 14. The State has
the foil vwing account of the loss of the J.
M. "White, gathered from officers and crew:
The boat had landed to take on a pile of
cotton seed and there were between thirty
five and forty roustabouts engaged in this
work when precisely at 10:15 o'clock -everybody
was startled by the load ringing of
the "bell by "Watchman Tom Miller. Im
mediately after the cry of fire was taken
up by twenty voices. In an instant the
direst confusion began; the men darted to
and fro and the work of arousing the sleep
ing passengers was begun.
The fire was discovered by Thos. Barry,
the second engineer, who with his part
ner, Stephen Denuy, was on watch at the
The first intimation he had of fire was a
small light on top of a row of cotton bales
amidship, which greatly resembled the
rlame of a lantern. Barry left his post to
investigate and was astouished to discover
the light was caused by a bale of cotton
briskly burning. Barry gave the alarm and
his voice rang through the deck room of
the vessel. Watchman 3Iiller took in the
situation at once and rang the huge bell
located on the deck. Miller stood .t his
post ring the bell until he was forced to
retreat by the llames. The noise of the
cl inging bell roused Win. McGrevr, the
duel emnneer. who was asleep in the texas
He spraug out of bed and groped hi3 way
through the smoke to watie up his partner,
Jno. Palliser, second assistant engineer.
who was asleep in the forward part of the
About midway he met Palliser, who had
also been aroused by the bell and was on
his way to hent for McGrevy. The two
men then looked as best they could through
the striding smoke for the others who slept
in the te.as. and not seeing an one and
believing that all but themselves had left,
they crawled out on the hurricane deck
and were compelled to climb down on one
of the staucheons on the right side of the
boat, from whence they got on shore. In
the meantime two streams of water were
brought to play on the fire, but the heavy
black volumes of smoke drove the en
gineers bick. They fought the llames
step by step, bat were at hist forced to
drop the hose and save themselves.
The fiie burLed with frightful rapidity
and iu less time thau it takes to tell it the
entire left side of the boat was a mass of
flames. The fire caught the railing of the
cabin deck and before any assistance was
to be had the boat looked as if she were en
circled by a stream of fire. 'The crackling
of the llames and the shrieks of the pas
sengers and crew caused the most intense
excitement. "When the alarm was first
sounded Alex. McVay, head clerk, was sit
ting at the stove in his cabin. The first
peal of the bell caused him to rush outside
and seeing the llames leaping high in the
air he ran back to the cabin and endeavored
to get the books and money. The fire gained
rapidly on him and he was compelled to
leave the office, but uot before he had se
cured a sum of money from the afe. Mc
Vay then turned his attention to securing
cabm nassuurers: tnere were titteen or
eighteen, of whom eight were ladies, lie
first called Second Clerk John Callahan,
who ran out t his room in his under shirt
aud drawers. Callahan and McVay went
to each room .end awoKe tne inwmtas.
The terrified passenger quickly got out,
nearly all of them in their night garments.
Among them was a gentleman, name un
known, but recognized as superintendent
of the Vidalia Southern railroad. lie had
his wife and two children, girls of
9 aud 12 veais of age, with him.
I lie called them around him and bade them
follow him. By this time the llames had
reached the cabin, through which thick
smoke was rolling. The panic stricken
passengers quickly made for an entrance,
some to the -'tern and others to the front.
The gentleman referred to was among
those who went to the stern, and who
upon reaching the deck giasped his two
children one at a time and threw them
into the river. Before he and his wife
could follow the tlames had reached them
and they were burned to death.
The two pilots on watch, John Stewart
aud Bob S'nith. were iu the pilot house
and were compelled to jump into the river,
whete they were picked up. They had a
narrow escape from death.
The fire burned so quickly that it was
impossible to see who w:is saved and who
lost. The deck was crowded with roust
abouts aud deck passengers, thirty of the
I itter having got on the vessel at the Xtw
Tevas landing, juft ..!. u where the boat
was buriiid .Nearly all of these were lost.
Wlrle the pa8Ci'r and cr.'-w wei".
escaping from The ooal the -team piix blw
up and was nur'etl 800 yards in the air
The for- of the explosion oau-cl over
twenty bales of burning cotton to !e hurled
high su the air where they revolve 1 fceveral
times nod then fell into the river.
Immediately after the explosion shrieks
were heard coming from the stern of the
vessel. For an instant two colored women
were seen standing on the gallery just back
of the wheel house, and the nyt instant
they were hidden from view by the smoke
Disastrous Boiler Burst.
Ev.avh.l. Ind.; Dec. 14. A disas
trous boiler explosion occurred this morn
ing at Clterle Hofferbirtz's extensive sash
mill ia the western -uburbs of this city.
Three forty feet boilers exploded, wreck
iug hi mill and killing Frank Poplin and
wounding A. Ilerner, ouperintendent.
Henry DHIrr, K. A. Diesinson, John Wtl
Ham JClmdorf, John DooJey, Fred Lochner
and a man named Perriman. all emnloves.
As to Our X'ational Game. I
Xew York. Dec 14 The arbitration !
i committee of theXational Ba-e Ball Ijcsigue
and American Base Ball .Vssociation con- j
tiaued in (star chamber) sessi n today at j
the Fifth Avenue hotel. They are con-,
sidering the application from the Interna-;
tional D'-ague for TOcmbership. The re- j
serve rule was increased from the 12th to
the 1 ith. !
All at Sea. '
., " , ?T , i r ?r ""& ,
ftodisvof the Central irainc association
. .j, .jt, . j.;i
w,ls a cwi affair. Admissions were made '
,, ,. , ,. ,-.. . . , .
C'cicaco, Dec 14 The general meeiinsr
m" "S TaiT.
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j " ws aiaii iu it tux: cuttiuvc ufuiuiiui,:
ion ot the
fudc Marnin'r, Mayor O'Brien.
Bo3TO', Dec 14. The city vote for
mayor, -a ith two nrincts missiii'r. irives
manairers is tcct its passage ,
Committeeman Morrill Reported
a Bill Trade Dollars to He
tire and Make O'er?
Conference -was Ordered on the
Electoral Count Bill on Mo
tion of Senator Hoar.
The Tenure of Office Law Called Mr.
Edmunds to the Floor, as Did
While the House Made a Pull at the
Civil Sundry Bill rfesultinjr
Only in Discussion.
Matters of General Legislation Pro
posed in Both Ilouses and a
Batch of Appointments.
"WAsniXGTON-, Dec. 14. Mr. Morrill,
from the committee on finance, reported
back favorably the bill for the retirement
and recoinage of trade dollars, and a bill
to prevent frauds on American manufac
Among the bills introduced and referred
were the following:
By Mr. Harrison (by request) to increase
pensions of those who have disabilities
equiya'ent to loss of hand or foot.
On motion of Mr. Hoar the house amend
ment to the electoral count bill was non
concurred in and a conference was asked,
Senators Hoar, Edmunds and Pugh were
appointed conferees on part of the senate.
Mr. McPherson introduced a bill to
amend the oleomargarine bill. Referred
Also a bill for the presentation of medals
to each of the officers and soldiers wbo
volunteered for three months' service under
the president's call of April IS, 1S01. Re
ferred. On motion of Mr. Iugalls the senate took
up the bill directing that none of the ave
nues, streets or alleys or reservation of the
City of Washington be occupied for other
than ordinary purposes without the consent
of congress being first obtained. After
considerable debate the bill passed.
The senate then took up the bill repeal
ing the tenure of office law, and Mr. Ed-.
munds took the floor in opposition to the
bill. He said the law had been iu exis
tence nearly twenty years. President
Johnson (to restrain whom it was enacted)
obeyed it, although he believed it unconsti
tutional, and all his successors had recog
nized its validity as a guide and restraint.
If this was any value, in that constitutional
power of lestraint vsted in the senate,
that value was to be entirely destroyed by
the repeal of this statute and there would
be turned over (as in the affirmative lan
guage of the president) the power for im
mediate removal of ovcry one of the public
servants whose appointments were confirm
ed by the senate. That was a very grave
and serious step to take. This bill was
brought forward iu apparent aid of their
friends on the other side and to relieve the
presideut of the difficulties aud embarrass
meats now attending removals and suspen
sions; it was an invitation to him to make
short work of the whole civil service busi
ness, and to expel from office at once the
ofheers who arc m the purview ot the
Its passage would be the greatest practi
cal step backward on the theory of the
reformation of the civil service of the
L'nited States. It would be affirming that
congress was willing and desirous that the
president should exercise the power of se
lecting person? to fill offices whether the
senate consented to it or not. If tie had
the slightest doubt of the constitutionality
of the tenure of office act he would be
willing to consider how far that law
trenched on executive power, and so far as
it did so, to retreat from it immediately.
But if it were found th'jt the statute were
uot only a conservator of the public good,
but was constitutional, then congress ought
to stand by it. If the senate voted to re
peal that statute it would make a mistase
which it would live to regret.
Mr. Hoar advocated the passage of the
bill. It had been reported from the judi
ciary committee last session, but on account
of the -jntroversy then existing with the
presid ut on the subject of offices he had
not dceii.wl it proper to ask the senate to
att upon it. But as tint q lotion had sub
sided he no-v defined i' pr KT to a-k the
sen-ite to vote whetbtr it w-uld return to
the ancient policy of the government, to
the rule which had txtstcd from 1780 to
1870, and which (notwithstanding the con
dition of the statute book) had practically
existed since the accession to power of
General Grant in, 1SG9. , President Grant
hftd seconded its repeal, & that he (Hoar)
was acting under pretty subtantiil Repub
lican authority in trying to get nd of this
While expressing himself in full sympa
thy with the prim lp'.es of civil sen-ice re
fori. he 'till delarei his conviction that
the people of the United States exported
and demanded that no man should be kept
in an executive appointment who IimI not
the confidence of the peron responsible for
the success of the executive function,.
Pending further di-cussion the senate
went into executive sc-"on, and when the
doors were re opened, adjourned.
The speaker iaid before the house a let
ter from the secretary of the treasury, ub
mittinjr a book of esiimattss for the Sbcd
31 r. Belmont, of X'ew York, from tlie
committee on foreign xllairs, reported
back the resolution calling on the secretary
of the treasury for information as to what
interpretation is given by the treasury de
partment to the tariff law of IS?5?, which
in one section declares that 5-h. fresh for
Immediate consumption, shall be free from
tax on arrival at our sea and lake port, and
in another section declares that foreio
caujiht fish imported fresh shall be taxed
at the rate of 50 cents per 100 pomxk Abo
requesting him to transmit copie tf all1
official correspondemoe on the subjr-.t, ami
a statement of duties coilec'od each 3ear
Mace I?55 on several dtsscripiions of ftk
caught on the lakes and the Canadian trib
utaries thereof, or in the north Atkatlc
The bouse then went into committee of
the whole. Mr Hammond, of Georgia, ia
the chair, on the sundry civil appropriation
Mr. Ryan of Kansa;. and Mr. Longof
Massachusetts, cnti-tzed the bill as being
inadequate, sad contended that Uie appro
priation" were made, not wi;h as eve to
the public rvice. but -with a view v carry
out the foolish policy that no ftppropria
tions of this year should excr-t-d the appro
priailons of hst y ear for a rimiisr object.
Mr. Lonir also "took occasion to crhisize
the president for failing to make a perma
nent appointment, oi supennieuuem ui iuk
coast survey. The president was forget
ing that "a public office was a public
trut." was neglecting his duty, and was
making the coast survey the public ridi
cule in failing to make this appointment.
Mr. Atkiason, of Pennsylvania, spoke in
favor of an amendment which he proposed
to offer to the bill increasim; to 2,000,0C0
the approDriatioa for out-door relief ot vet
eran soldiers who arc entitled to admission
to the Soldier's home.
The bill was read by paragraphs for
Mr. McComas of Maryland, moved to in
crease the appropriation for the continu
ance of the postofiice building at Baltimore
from $100,000 to $267,000. The limit of
cost of building, he said, .was $2,500,000.
and it never would be completed if an ap
propriatirn of only $100,000 a year was
made. It would be economical for con
gress to appropriate the sum suggested by
him, which would be sufficient to complete
Ms. Findlay of Maryl-nd. took the same
view and protested against the stopping of
a great public work for the purpose of al
lowing congress to make a sham of
Mr. "Randall of Pennsylvania, denied
there was any sham ecouomv in the appro
priation. On the 15th of November there
remained unexpended of the appropriation
for the buildiug $219,000, which, how
ever, was involved in pending contraots,
but there was also unexpended $120,000,
against which there was no indebtedness
The committee on appropriations had
recommended the appropriation of $100,
000. making a total of $530,000, which
could be expended within eighteen
The motion was agreed to 100 to 96.
On motion of Mr. Craiu of Texas, an
amendment was adopted increashuj from
$50,000 to $100,000 the appropriation for
the public butldinir at Jacksonville
An amendment was adopted appropriat
ing 5100,000 for the building at Troy, Xew
On motion of Mr. Maybury of Michigan,
an amendment was adopted appropriating
$250,000 to commence the public building
at Detroit, Mich.
An amendment was adopted increasing
from $50,000 to $100,000 the appropriation
for the building at Rochester, N Y.
On motion of Mr. Adams of Illinois, an
amendment was adopttd appropriating
3100,000 for a breakwater at M.uiae Hos
An ameudment was adopted appropriat
ing $15,000 for repairs to the Smithsonian
Pending further action the committee
rose aud the house adjourned.
CLATTER OF TUB WHEELS.
A Neat Little Coup, Not in Retalia
tion, But in. Selt-Defende.
St. Lorff, Dec. 1-1. The Globe-Democrat
this morning saya: Gould is now fig
ureing for the extension of the Missouri
Pacific system, which will when "built
probably put a new face on southwestern
railroad matters and will involve the entire
rearrangement of the Southwestern pool
The extentiou proposed is from Hannibal
on a bee line northta-it to Chicago, passing
through Peoria, a distance of 200 miles
The facts as learned are as follows "When
the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy rail
road acquired the Hannibal & St. Joe three
years ago, it was agreed that the Missouri
Pacific and Chicago. Burlington it Quincy
roads should not build into each other's
territory. In the past year or more the
Quincy people have not held to the agree
ment and have built down into wh.t Gould
regarded as his territory, and ever since
doing so they have anticipated retaliatory
action, and'now it is about coming. If
Gould should carry out the plan of exten
sion it will, with the Missouri, Kansas fc
Texas, also form a bee line from Chicago
to Houston and Galveston.
The Lake Eire and Western Sold.
LaFayettk. Ind., Dec. 14. A Courier,
Muncie, special sah. The Lake Krie and
Western railroad was sold at chancery sale
today Samuel Thomas, of New YWk,
bid in the entire line from Sandusky to
Bloomington. Thomas represent the
Another Railroad Sold.
Kansas City, Mo.. Dec 11 The
charter and right of way of the Kansas
City, Independence & Park railroad, ten
miles long, with a quantity of land adjoin
ing, has been sold to a Xew York ndi
cate. The road will be completed next
A Times' Jefferson City sjiecial fnys
Governor Martnadukc today pardoawl
Samuel Logan, a five-year convict, for his
brave defense of a gucnl who whs at
tacked by another convict last week.
The Moen-WHrton Mystery.
Xkjt Yokk. Dec. 1 fkA fcpecbl from
Rock.iUe, Conn . sns A Boston furs't-on
recently remarked in conversation that it
was the general opinion among mea of Ma
profesKH in v pioter. llw. that Uie
great secret which caused Phillip Mocn to
pay Doc leri iNnn oi j'rovulonee. It
I . some &JUO.0W) during the lnt twdv!ftr.eral ari f
vers related to a voting girl wbodiNip
wared fnjm Jm r borne in Worre-wr ndVr j
suspicious circ-umsUaci-H aboit twelves
years ajto. It w as said the girl died from I
an unsuccessful operniiun. ihiUh what re j
latjon this girl ami th sreat IwrbrtI wire i
manufacturer has oh bta jiinuatel. ;
This view of the case wjw borne out U &
certain extent y!.-:i-rdity by hiniew
-vith Willmm Wilson. 'broiler of Ue now
famous Levi. In reftreira to Uw myttrrj-
he saw! The f-mw; no awful one. poo
ishable with iuiprisoamt for life ri
jyeajs-igo my mother 'W e 4ie bfA
i fcaowa it for years hhc conveyed the
j secret to me only under prot4 that I
would never divulge H until IsM was will-
I ing. Xow Ivsvi m not a crimfn-d. bat an
ft- vrhruziti of tj.f rii--fi. The trtrt.-tnibrr
i was a nir roele relation of Moo. IhmbI
the latter loved well enotigh to p-KHl
! hundred thousand dolUrs for fear it would
j end in disgrace and to keep him f rra tat
' peniientiary. X'ow don't a--k rne to same
l the crime, but it wns uot monier, cor r-
Concttrt of Actloc.
CniCAfio. Dec 1-1 The feat of Uie
Pinkerton. guard. It is aaaocaced Ukrvco
I stockyard. The packr Joue art? an-
J all niosiac fall capacity. k5 tbaa CfO ot
fof the 5 000 raca -Alio "earn to Pacfciac
town daring the Mnke are t:ll st work. Il
' is coiKJed that not. a hundred will l mOm
l;owiUttadibe nrure ftftr Jli bar
I racks are aboIihl Tlie lair lrikvt. j
that in a few raootfe thtn- ill be rttxiT U
i take peckem at lhdr -ord. ttet 1 ker
j wooki be jrrBted wber. packers m Kb-r
i Atu ixk umifcr sctwn. Il w Mattd
! that workman in evcrrr partdsg ccnler in
lh-; countrv hare bern astlvelj QTpaziaz0
the Intention bdnsr to make a oamMscd
euor; io eKaatua uie ogai-uoyr a.
. - t.. t . .rit s .
riBfcCiun i;kuij. )i amwoBvw. ww vv- i , "ti i . T
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ACTS OV TUE I1XKCCTIVC
"Washington. Dec 14. The president
today sent to the senate another list of re
cess appointments. Among them arc the
Collectors of custom Daniel McGone cT
X. Y., and D. J. C. Chamgau, of Detroit,
Collectors of internal rcvenue-Xelou
F. Acres, district of Kanvis; S. JI. Cal
houn, district of Xebniska.
C. B Morton, of Missouri, commission
er of navigation.
Postmasters Frank Cummings, Ash
land. Kan.; E. P. Bancroft. Mjinkato.
Kan.; John Boston, Xew Kiowa, Kaa , G.
M. Moor Pleasauton, Kan.; W. R. Can
non, Xorton, Kan.
Chas. Robinson, the war governor of
Kansas, has been appointiti superiuteud
ent of theHaikell Indian school at Law
rence. Mvan , vice Aslor S. Granowski,
The comptroller of currency has ap
pointed Homer V. Xash to be bank txam
im.r for the Detroit district, ia the nlacs of
Jno. P. Hogarth, deceased.
The secretary of the treasury today Iran-'
raitted to the seuate a report prepared by
Mr. Miller, commissioner of internal rcve
nue, in auwcr to Senator Ingnir-i res lu
tion calling for information in reranl to
the operation of the oleonmrgariru: law By
this report it appears that siucx XouiuUr
1st, the date at which the law wi nt uA
operation, sjvvial taxe p"-ovided f r tli re
in have b(.cr. s cs ed on titr ftur raanu
facturers of uietnargiirisiu, on. ti U ut
whole-ale dealers and on 2415 n. i J dial
ers. The numlerof pounds of K iurg.i
riue assessed at two cents per jnnr. i was
4HUH.714 A table i giveushovxiii the
number of persons and firms who have
paid the special tax.es iup til
and the quantity of oh-omarnnno
assessed in each collection distr.u of the
United States. This shows that the prin
cipal collections were in the Fir-t IP n us
district, wh'ere 216.827 pounds were l.xo !.
'I'he other districts where the ouImU ns
were above the average were as fol. wi.
Colorado, 101.951 jhjuihN. Kansas. 27"
5ol, Third Massuchusetli. 155 '591 First
New York. ,191.979, Second NtwVrk.
255,454; Rhode Island. 2$4.32j
Of the uianufactunH'j establbln.ierL
ten are in the First Illiuois d 1st rut live ii
Kansas, three in the Second Xiw rk,
three in the Eighteenth Ohio. ar. I V m
Rhode Island, "in the case of Riud- Is
land the collection returns are oi p- e
only to Xo ember It th, which it al th
case with m-tny of tue district-1" nh a
these collections appear to lw smill
Mr. Morrison has given notice ii t'io
house that Saturday ho will ruoie tht In ufc
to go mto committee of the whole to et u
stdi r revenue bills.
The aiorniug session of the cmn t'tco
on postoflices and post roads was oci ted
u: reading the report of Reprmnt..iivc A,
J Warner of Ohio, on the obliir it.ot. i f
the .subsidied rHilwuy telegraph Ums The
report is luued upon the itiMatt .iti n
ordered by the house last year und r the
resolution of inquiry introduced b Rirt
s-iitalive Anderson of ICiumih Nirnl
days were deoted by the cotnmtl'c nt the
las't session of eonj-rriss to tin htari'i f
arguments on this subject by uprtMitn
lives of the railways and l!Wfnph hr s m I
other interested vron, and Dr an ir
was appointed a sub-committee to pr pnro
a report for the committee's. it. i-itta i it
It is a very long document and ln'r-ut wah
a summary of tin- several ii r ' rg
for the construction of the IWih rtii 1 1
and telegraph hue, for utile h g aMs cf
land and lx-nds lnuc lirett mail.' r- r ,i
cxhaustixc argument the ttmc iui '
Hub commit tie on tin several s r. t
vj are itatil as follows
First That the obligation tf. r i 'rr'
maintain anil operate a teJiSril i r I o
same as the obligation to cotr . 'i , i
tain and orx-rnte a line f ruilr - 1
Second That a railroad compin hi
not relieve itself of this oltlistu'i'ii u 1 i an
not transfer it to any othor company
Third That -at putdk-uid can .) ar.'td.
only for public purple Mich t i r
lin, an well us railroad line mut1, ) r p l
emb'd for thc.oqonl iwiicot of all j t rwm A
omrtaiiiefi or n-riHiriitinwi. wit i ,u-3
crimination in for of or Bgnit' ut r ! ,
rourth In order Unit all nmv injn
equal fneililh's, prtvfiryien awl uv of i hi
telegraph Inn, It is :ieccar tt.a' Hit
surrn- iuiHth"t nd term a to 'm n r-J
tion and Inuwudwion of ines" - " . J'J
IjciTtcnd'! Jnow line tliHt nr. rv,'cd u
another, tlml in this iiwiUcir then n.i J I M
It it, tin reiKJrt nrs. not n . V .
-vested ri-ht. mid it m not tr d tc
change the cmKlufoM of tin chnrt r r ',
tnrb rested riKltb. wit U JusMht . n 'i "H
In n of requirittjr the milronate. tu
ariee the sccral gtMmt. Uc-r
bligatfcm jMMici! l-y ttwin m .
the frantn. itliog tlwt a t
nilrowd k under an oM!jp4Ki '
aad otHTMi a toUrm)h htm f r ,
of all. t foiiw lh A i i lri. t
-hTfrt fcaM'r t Urmin
from all tcJef rapli conpi
j iutt.it- tlixK I rm
; te raiirtmdt mrr jw-i s
, nJiog by thctttM 1 -i
tkffnpn ihmi h
j whicfi tuey
hn. hrthtM i'ii' " tf
into brtwii-nthr rsi j;-
Wrttrra L"6i"0 1 "
whkh tht- tihut 1 pr tt
rtmtl r,mpay w. r rr
V--rn L ukm, nt hr, u.
ibe lw. The pmitkH. n v.'
many rvbxntoc to sraMic
the deefcim of the United Si
Sit Tfce rlffat f Utc W-i
or way mb"r irpk vtmtmt
lmzi ot) prmi Utmx a( '' t
Pacific tm l w taafo'l '
; hr 1 f f a the o trt:eIo c f im- i -
j uot. nrltrw U rilnd ?iifto fr
J MttAim to mmwtnta Bac tfec-r. i
I rcnunwl br tb tvrwl si
UdmiIw "whtert t rsl a vll
j tke sabtmmillf mns it z m" i '
1 right of f' r cwr corpora.". - f
j tw thoir rrmedy kt the oatu r
j as Uml it-awoutHl m lint coo j' n n
tbeir erjwkrave M lbr arta of c- -a
batve Ujra tfi rrcipicata oi pti
xraoav of UmtU m arrrpitejr -bTf
sa-wtmrd rrrtaiii Aiiptit,r
fore Uoae te dwy nt b r
in m ii mtMstatnrt tB"rriai it
- iymmu ptp a 3 .
i ' ttrl 'mttmmv t r '1
& Ufrsph . z
prwrif. tt :H c4 of JWw 2 I" I
f i5 r"". "o '
tb tAUtrntrt gmrl ti'
iff hi fri iwrt tm v,
? rbte of partfe- s4hrpl to b ,
, bv rlb Bailer a-r ' "
. trnd UO. b a raryl .; a
-aal sod : abtr ih oar' '
J 3k ti
foBr satsde by -x-bfek de railJ u
4"slH rdfere lhMfr-- f tfc t
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