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11 MM SMOKE.
NUMEROUS ATTEMPTS MADE TO
Several Collisions Occur Behveen,
the Police and Angry Mobs
Signs of "Weakening Exhibited by Num
bers of the Men Hew Men In
The Interstate Commerce Commission
About to Eenew the Warfare AgainBt
Unlawful Practices by Western
Lines The Sew Eailway
Agreement Eeady for
Signal Office, Wichita, Kan., Jan.
80. The highest temperature was 5ff.0 ,
the lowest 29.0 and the mean 35.5 o with
light south winds shifting to north about
10 a. in., and increasing in force, failing
followed by rising barometer.
ISIaximum velocity of the wind north
CO miles an hour at 2:20 p. m.
Mean barometer reduced to sea level was
atJ7 a. m. 21916 inches; at 7 p. m. 30.053
JUean relative humidity, 7L5 per cent.
Fked Li. Joiixson. Observer.
WAn Depaktmext, "Washington, D. C,
Jan. 30. The indications for twenty-four
hours, commencing Thursday, January
31, at 7 a. m.. are as follows:
For Missouri: Fair, much colder, brisk
to high northwesterly winds.
For Kansas and Nebraska: Fair, colder
winds, geuerally northerly.
A0TS OP EOWDYISM.
The Hew York Street Oar Strikers Attack
New York, Jan. 30. The situation in
this city this morning so far as the street
car tie up is concerned remains in practi
cally about the same condition as yester
day. People accustomed to take Twenty
third street cross town cars had to foot it
this morning. The neighborhood of the
Sixth avenue car stables was deserted ex
cept by police this morning. It was said
that cars would be started from there, be
ginning at 9 o'clock this morning or as
Boon thereafter as sufficient force of police
could be mustered to man them.
Matters were quiet around the stables
of the Broadway and Seventh Avenue
Railroad company. The- strikers
stood in knots on the corner,
but were very orderly. Notice
was posted in office windows stating that
employes who did not report for duty be
fore noon today would bo considered dis
charged. Those who returned to work
would be fully protected in the dischargo
of their duties. It was not known when
the company would start cars. The strik
ers seem well posted regarding the situa
tion in the city. At the Eighth avenue
Etables several of them said that the Twenty-third
street and Christopher street lines
had been tied up. The police anticipated
some trouble at various stables when at
tempts are made to run cars this morning.
Fours are entertained, especially with re
gard to the Sixth avenue road.
11 a. m. Word has just been received at
Police headquarters that there io trouble
at Bleecker and Carmine streets. Strikers
have overturned a Sixth street car. There
weieonly two policemen present and they
Large crowds of strikers and sympa
thizers began to assemble early at the
stables of the Belt line. Additional police
were telegraphed for and sent to the .scene,
who cleared sidewalk. At 10 o'clock ex
citement was at fever heat, but up to that
tune no car had been started.
Police Superintendent Murray was at
headquarters at 5 o'clock this morning
detailing men for the day's work;
lie had at command 2,500 men. All
have been detailed to points where it
is thought trouble may occur. Dispatches
to headquarters reported that the Third
avenue line had run eight cars during the
night and that no trouble had been exper
ienced. Policemen rode on the cars and
patrolmen were stationed all along the
Notice has been served on headquaiters
by ollicials of the Broadway and Seventh
avenue lines, lhat they intend to .start a
car at noon. At the lourth avenue depot
notice is posted to the effect that 175 con
ductors, 175 drivers aud 150 men wanted to
take the place of .strikers. All new comers
are notified that those who go to work now
will be retained in the employ of the com
pany whatever the result of the stiike may
Up to 11:30 about fifty applicants for
these positions had been accepted. At
that hour twenty-six cars had been started.
Six of the old drivers reported for duty
before noon and were put to work. Cars
are being run only as far down as Four
teenth street aud as far as Eighty-si.th
street. The avenue is liued with people
watching the running of cars, evidently
expecting a collision.
At 11 o'clock a mob of strikers gathered
at the corner of Bidford and Carlisle streets
and overturned a half dozen wagons on
the Sixth avenue tracks.
They also compelled two ashmen to
dump their loads on the track. Paving
stones were scattered along for
the length of an eutiio blcjk. The
only policemen on duty there
at the time wore Officers Byrnes and
Shauahan, of the Ninth precinct. They did
the best they could with the mobs till the
Sixth Avenue car came down, when they
were reinforced by four policeman oil
board of it, but these could make no head
i ay. Shanahan was badly beaten about
the head and Byrne discharged his pistol
into the crowd. Finally a reserve squad
arrived undr command of Captain Cope
laud, aud the mob spetdily dispersed.
New York, Jan. SO. The fact that the
public has not been entirely cut oft of
stnet car communication has been a dis
quieting elemeut to the strikers, hence the
uciciuiiucucuuib iu tuan lug running Ol
the Third avenue cars, lathis the strik
ers have been entirely unsuccessful aud J
new doubts were today uttered bv the
men as car after car was trundled out
from the various depots. "Some have
gone back to work, and I am
not going to be frozen nut and left,"
said one striker o a group which
this afternoon stood watching theJ
passaged a car u riven oy a man whom
they fcnew. This feeling wjis found to
have grown wideiy today, though super
ficially the men nil endeavor to be brave
tome are actually so, some are not.
Superintendent Skitt. of the Fourth ave
nue line, late this afternoon stated that he
had on 150 new men and some ot the stri
kers had come back, but of these he had
selected only the best ones. They would
be taken, however, only one by one, and
Individually, upon application.
Directly opposite the Fourth avenue
stables is the great structure built by A.
F. Stewart for a woman's homo and which
is now the Park Avenue hotel. Superin
tendent Kitt had issued to police on duty
about the hotel meal-checks upon the
Park Avenue hotel. A platoon of
officers repaired tnerefor sup
per, but the table waiters. of
the house, who belong ty unions,
refused to serve them with food and the
policemen went away to another hotel
where their checks were honored, and now
the Park Avenue waiters will doubtless be
forced to seek other quarters in which to
serve victuals to the public, because
Judge Henry Hillon, who controls
all the Stewart hotehs when he
learned the facts this evenlug
declared that he would rather close ud the
hotel than that such an affront should be
offered to men doing their duty as the
police are doing.
Thus far there has been no expression of
impatience on the part of the police
.irrnini.f. tTin rnmnanips wlin Tmvfi rim no
cars since the strike and those whicbl
nave are paironizeu y very many wuo uu
so as an endorsement so they say, of the
determination of the lines to withstand
the strike. Those who must walk thus far
have trudged uncomplaininely and those
who may use elevated roads do so cheer
fully, despite the stairs and added walk
entailed at the terminL
ASSAULTED XX A MOB.
There are tome strikers manfully bat
tling against lawless tendencies of their
comrades. One such came to the surface
today. Five hundred men at Forty eight
street and Seventh avenue this afternoon
knocked down and brutally kicked a tidily
dressed man, who said he was going to
seek work at the Broadway depot,
two blocks away. His face
was cut, his hat was lost,
and his clothing was torn so as to disclose
the fact that in his destitution he had
wrapped his body in newspapers to serve
the purpose of a shirt, which he clearly
could not afford. An officer rescued the
'.ictim from the mob. and was assisted by
a brawny bearded driver, who was him
self a striker.
About 4 o'clock this afternoon a mob of
men gathered at Ninety-fifth street and
Second avenue and after a long discussion
started to Third avenue under the leader
ship of a striking driver of the Second
avenne line named Michael Mahcr. When
one of the Third avenue ''scab" cars came
along the order was given, "go
for it," and the crowd obeyed.
Three cars were overturned,
and stones and other missies flew in vol
leys at the driver and conduotor and the
traces of the harness were cut. Detective
Sergeant Cotrell singled out Maher as the
leader of the mob and placed him under
arrest at the point of a revolver. The mob
made several ineffectual attempts
to rescue their leaders. Meau while
two patrol wagons filled with police
officers and a reserve from an adjoining
police station were dispatched to the
scene and secured peace by the use of the
Car No. 107 of the Fourth avenue line on
its way up town at Seventy-second street
was attacked by a crowd of about fifty
strikers who had been hid behind a brick
rile. They stormed the car with bricks
and stones. All the windows were broken,
though two passengers who were aboard
were uninjured. The two policemen who
were with the car drew their clubs and re
volvers and charged the crowd. Officer
John Morris had his club seized by one of
the stridors, while another struck him
over the head with a shovel, inflicting a
severe scalp wound. The crowd was final
ly dispersed and the car brought into the
EAKED OVEBTEE GOALS.
The Interstate Commissioners Determined
to Make tho Eailroads Walk Straight.
Chicago, Jan. 30. While Interstate
Commerce Commissioner Cooly and Mor
rison were here they made searching in
vestigation into alleged passenger irregu
larities since their last visit. The inquiry
proved a fruitful one. Every charge made
was fully proved, some of those inculpated
making a clean breast of every thing. The
ticket deal with Broker Frank exposed
some rather unpleasant facts and placed
certain parties in an unenviable position.
Mr. Griffin, till recently local passenger
agent of the Wabash, showed that he acted
throughout uuder instructions from his
superior officer, and tho commissioners
exculpated him fiom any blame in the
matter. Receiver McNulta was before tho
commissioners and received quite a severe
lecture for permitting subordinates to en
gage in unlawful and illegitimate prac
tices. They felt confident that McNulta
was not personally responsible, but thought
he should have exercised greater vigilance
in management of affairs of the passenger
department. Receiver McNulta expressed
regret for what had happened aud assured
the commissioners that ho had taken all
possible piecautious to prevent any irregu
larities in the future, and that any official
of the road hereafter detected m doing
wrong would be promptly discharged.
General Passenger Agent Snow was be
fore the commissioners. The commission
ers thought that there was no excuse for
such practices as he was charged with,
that simply to meet the competition ot
others did not exonerate him. Because
others violated the law .it was no reason
for him to do likewise. He was given
warning not to be caught in such practices
General Manager Jeffery of tho Illinois
Central was brought before the commis
sioners aud gave valuable evidence.
Officials of the Burlington & Northern
also received an overhauling for being en
gaged in practices that were contrary to
law. The commissioners h.iyo not
yet decided what action they will
take regarding the developments
in this fresh investigation. They
intimate, however, some steps will be
taken that will make similar unlawful
practices odious in the future.
They will be back again next Monday,
when they may give the matter further
consideration. All officials that had been
before them during tho two days declared
all further dealings with scalpers had
been stopped and that business hereafter
would be transacted in strict conformity
witli the law. They will try to satisfy
themselves next Monday whether such is
a fact or not.
EEADY P0E SIGNATURES.
Western Presidents Pinish Their Work of
Eevising the Agreement,
Chicago, Jan. 30. The presidents of tho
western railroads, after being in session
just one week, completed their work of
revising the great agreement which is to
form the basis of the Interstate Commerce
Railway association, and adjourned this
evening subject to the call of the chair.
The last thing they did before adjourning
was to declare themselves unanimously in
favor of making A. F. Walker chairman of
the executive. Mr. Walker is at present
one of the membeis of the interstate com
merce commission. Final action, of course,
will not be taken until the agreement has
received the signatures of all the com
panies that are parties to it. The docu
ment is now ready to sign, and a commit
tee was to obtain the signatures of thirty
two roads that now constitute the list.
The other members of the executive board
are to be elected by the board of managers.
Mr. Walker was notified b' wire of the
action of the meeting and it was generally
believed that he would accept. The ques
tion of salary has not been considered, but
it is not likely to pay less than 23,000 a
year, while the sahvyof an interstate
commeice commissioner is but $7,500.
The position of tho Chicago, Bur
lington & Northern remains un
changed. It has not consented to
sign the .agreement except on coidition
that tho northern lake routes be brought
into it; but on the other baud the road has
not absolutely refused to sign. The offi
cials of the company have the matter
under consideration and it was generally
regarded tonight as almost certain that j
im-y win uvcuiuitiij yisiu. xnere seems
to be little doubt that all the other roads
will sign' without resistance.
THE MAXWELL TITLE AFFIRMED.
Santa Fe, N. M., Jan. 30. The supremo
court of New Mexico today gave the decis
ion in the Maxwell land grunt case, affirm
ing the title to that property and dismiss
ing the bill of the government to set aside
the patent. The history of the case in
brief is as follows:
Shortly after the bill of the Government
was brought iu Colorado u similar bill was
filed in tho United States court in New
Mexico to ba held in abes'unce until
after tho former suit had been tried.
.Judge Brewer dismissed this suit and the
supreme court of tho United States sus
tained him. Notwit!irini?inr tlii rh
deDartmeut of justice ordered the New I
.ucxico suit iuvolving the same evidence
aud questions of Itiw to be prosecuted, J
resumuK iu us uisinissai ov the iuujre ot !
the district court on a demurro?- rlnh
decision was today sustained bv the higher
court. This is doubtless the elbsins; act by
the department of justiceas itU not likelv
they will care to appear again before the
United States supreme court.
THE VICTIM OP APOPLEXY.
Grown Princa Eudolnh Dies Suddenly at
r .? , Vienna,
Vienna, Jan. 50. Crown Prince Ru
dolph died at Mierling, near Baden, today
Tho crown prince on Monday went on a
shooting excursion to Meyerling, accom
panied by several guests, including Philip
of Coburg and Count Hovos. He felt
somewhat indisposed yesterday and
therefore excused himself from at
tending the family party at Hofburg.
When the shooting guests assembled
this morning, the crown prince did not
appear. Immediate inquiries were made
and the guests were overcome by the ter
rible news that the crown prince was dead
from a stroke of apoplexy. The shock of
tho calamity struck the Hofburs like
lightening at 6:45 a. m. The official an
nouncement that apoplexy was the cause
of death modified the alarm of the police
arising from rumors that the prince had
been killed while shooting. Large crowds
traversed the main streets and assembled
in groups discussing the event.
The bourse first learned the news
through the bourse commissary general,
Carstern. A paralysis of business ensued.
Members rushed to the streets and be
sieged the telegraph offices. The bourse
was immediately closed and the committee
decided to keen it closed until Friday. The
reichsrath also adjourned amid great ex
citement. The court theaters and all the
private theaters and places of amusement
give no performance tonight.
Berlin, Jan. 30. Emperor William was
agitated by the news of the death of the
Austrian crown prince. He drove to the
residence of Count Szecheney, the Aus
trian ambassador, and remained there
half an hour.
Brussels, Jan. 30. The queen wept on
hearing the news of the death of Crown
Prince Rudolph, and sent a telegram ot
condolence to her daughter. The court
festivities have been nOstnoned.
YiEN'XA. Jan. 30. The crown prince has
suffered during the last few years of his
life from rheumatism ot his joints, yes
terday evening he had a severe shivering
fit. The Vienna papers do not refer to sen
sational reports regarding the cause of the
crown prince's death. One rumor was
that he had been accidentally shot, while
another has it that he had been murdered
by a peasant. The body will be brought
to Vienna at midnight.
Many persons hero still refuse to believe
that death resulted from apoplexy. All
kinds of rumors of shooting by accident
or design are current.
The crown prince always slept with his
bed room door ajar, but on the morning of
his death the door was found locked.
This fact is the subject of much comment.
Arch Duke Charles Louis, the emperor's
brother, is now heir presumptive to the
throne. He has three sons, Francis, Otho
It is stated that official private tele
grams from Vienna affirm that the death
of the crown prince was due to a wound
inflicted with a rifle.
GUENTHER'S MINORITY REPORT.
Washington, Jan. 30. Representative
Guenther, of tho select committee to
inquire into the importation of contract
laborers, etc , piesents the following
minority report on the importation bill:
"The undersigned thinks that a large
number of people who now fill our poor
houses, insane asylums, hospitals and
other charitable institutions, as well as
tho hordes of most ignorant, most
wretched, and least desirable ' people
of certain parts of Eurone, who now
crowd some of our largest cities, and
whose presence enables selfish employers of
labor to force and keep down the wages of
American laborers, both native and adopt
ed, should never have beau admitted to
land in the United States. He is, how
ever, of the opinion that no law should be
passed to lessen the immigration of in
dustrious, law-abiding people who come
here iu good faith with the intention of
making this country their home,
who briug their families with
them. and who in due course
of tune, become useful and valua
ble citizens to the republic, especially
when every unprejudiced mind must ad
mit that that class of immigrants for the
li.st fifty years has been one of the main
causes of "our unexampled prosperity in
every field of industry and enterprise. The
undersigned opposes any measure that
would undecessorily annoy the desirable
immigrant, but he is iu favor of
all such measures as would most
likely result in excluding all such
foreign elements whose coming is not
a benefit to our country, but rather the op
posite. He is of the opinion that exeinn
tion from the contract labor law should
apply to professors in colleges aud schools
generallyand to all teachers and tutors,
and not only to professors in universities.
The penalty for any violation of the pro
visions of this act should apply to all per
sons, citizens of the United States in
cluded, and not only to aliens.
"He should strike out the third sec
tion of the bill, requiring that no ves
sel shall transport, more than one
passenger to every five registered tons.
Tho act of August 2, ISb'J, known
as the passenger act of 1SS2, regulating the
carriage of passengers by sea, makes pro
visions not only for the comfort, sanitary
condition, food, tieatment of immigrants,
but also to the minumum amount of space
to be alloted to each. This law has worked
well, and the undersigned is not aware of
any complaint that its provisions are not
adequate from either a moral, sanitarian
or humanitarian standpoint, and can con
ceive of no good leason why this law
should be chauged. Tho proposed legisla
tion would simply tend to restrict immi
gration Vith regard to the number of im
migrants coming, but not as to ttieir de
siiability or undeairability. The fourth
section provides for a head money tax of
3. It is evident to the mind of the under
signed that 1 would be sufficient to meet
all the expenses required tor carrying out
the laws legulating immigration. A head
money tax ot id is not high enough to re
strict immigration, but it would impose
quite a burden upon many worthy immi
grants, especially a family of five or six
persons, many of such coming to this
country to settle upon farms in the west
or northwest. Why should the head of
such a family be obliged to pay 3 or $30.
or more, into the overflowing treasury ot
the "United States as an admission fee
when the people of many states stand
ready to receive him with open arms. The
undersigned is also in favor of paying the
head tax, which he would fix at 81, into
a sepanjte fund, with which the ex
pense to carry out this law and
similar ones should be met, and what
ever Biirplus accumulates should be used
for the benefit, comfort and protection of
immigrants. He does not believe that the
consularmspection as provided for in sec
tion 3 affords the best and most practical
method for the purpose of regulating im
migration. The additional duties that
would be imposed on our consuls and con
sular agents would be such as to require a
considerable increase of their clerical
force. Tho immigration into our country
during the fiscal year 1SS7 was
546,SSi). In 1SS2 it reached 7SS.392. Under
the proposed law it would become neces
sary tor about eighty of our diplomatic
representatives, consuls and consular
agents to make inquiries into the previous
and present physical condition of from
500.000 to SO0.G00 people per annum. How
thev will be able to obtain reliable iafor-i
mation does not appear clear. The for
eign authorities might or might not fur
nish the same; they could suppress what
they would see fit. They might
pay no attentiou whatever to
mquries made by our diplo
matic or consular officers. What then?
The said officers would be obliged to send
special messengers to the places where ap
plicants for consular certificates had re
aided, which might be hundreds of miles
away. It is evident that if the spirit and
intent of the proposed legislation were car
ried out so as to make it of practical
use, it woma impose a large amount
of work and very great expense. The un-
dersigned has therefore submitted a differ-
ent methoa wnicn ne believes to be more
simple and practicable. He believes tnat
me urovisious cuuuuoeu taerem umu ci-
fectuallv exclude just those forehra ele
ments that don't readily assimilate with
the American people."
For a bordered liA?r try BEECHAii's
The Soldiers Eejnrned fiom Oklahoma and
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 30. The latest re
ports from the Indian Territory are that
the United States soldiers who were re
cently stationed in Oklahoma City have
returned to Fort Sill and that some fifty
families of "boomers" have crosssd the
Canadian river and entered Oklohoma,
and others are following. It is also stated
that quite a number of settlers have been
in the territory for some time and that
they are now breaking up land, preparing
WEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE.
Charleston, W. Va., Jan. 30. The
lines between the caucus and the anti
caucus Democrats were drawn sharp in
the voting today. All the influence that
Kenna could muster was brought to bear
on the recalcitrants, but to no avail. The
most he could muster on auy bal
lot was 39, with 44 necessary to
a choice. Goff received 40 votes; A.
R. Barber, Greenback-Labor man, receiv
ed 3, and four Democrats received 1 vote
each. The Democrats had a clear major
ity of two in the joint assembly owing to
the sickness of one of the Republican
members, but they were unable to take ad
vantage of their opportunity. Senators
Flournoy and Van Pelt, and Delegates
Horr, Merrill and Dorr were the kickers.
There is a possibility that Flournoy may
support Kenna, as he is understood to be
favorable to him.
There was an exciting scene today in the
hall of the house, between Dorr and a mes
senger Kenna had sent to interview him.
Dorr was informed that his people were
about to hold a meeting denouncing him
for his course. He replied that if every
man in his home county were around him
threatening him if he did not vote for
Kenna, he would not do so.
"Tell Kenna," he said, "that he will
never be elected to the senate by my vote."
This seems to be conclusive. The three
other kickers are eoually as bitter as Dorr,
and unless every one of them supports
ii.enna ne cannot be elected, xnere is a
rumor here that the Kenna men rely on
votes of one or two Republican members,
but it can not be verified.
The relations between Kenna and Cam
den have become very strained. Kenna
has letters in his pocket in which Camden
says that nothing could induce him to be
a candidate against him. Yet there are
other Democrats who have also letters
from Camden, authorizing them to an
nounce him as a candidate whenever in
their judgement it may be fit. The Cam
den boom is being worked against Kenna
for all it is worth, and has Gad consider
The Democratic contest cases in the
house have become so entangled in the
senatorial muddle that there is now no
hope that they will succeed. Both of the
contestants are Kenna men. The attor
neys managing the curse are anti-Kenna,
and the result is that not a step has been
taken or will be taken for some time. In
the meantime, it is highly probable that
the Republicans will unseat three Demo
crats in the senate, and thus wipe out the
slender Democratic majority.
AN EXCITING WOLF HUNT.
Nobtonville. Kan., Jan. 30. The wolf
drive which occurred here today was one
of the most exciting and successful ever
known in this section. The day was
bright aud beautiful and the air just
bracing enough to make walking com
fortable. Business men and others took
advantage of the occasion for a day's recre
ation and sport, and it is estimated that
from 800 to 1000 persons partici
pated iu the drive. In the terri
tory covered, whicha was fourteen miles
square, the howling coyotes were very
plentiful, but their numbers are consider
ably diminished as u result of today's
hunt. The march for the round-up was
begun at 10 o'clock, and several of the
pestiferous little animals met death while
attempting to break the lines before the
inclosure was reached. When the men
came in sight of the field where the final
battle was to be fought, a half
dozen wolves could be seen scamper
ing back aud forth over tho prairie,
looking for the most available place to
break through the lines, aud in the excite
ment tho ranks became demoralized and
all but one succeeded in slipping through.
Four of them were recaptured, however,
after an exciting chase by the hounds.
The ranks having been closed up, the re
maining one was forced into a small in
closure and a dog pitted against him.
The wolt carried several buckshot in
his body and labored at a great disadvan
tage, but he fought bravely to the last,
and only gave up when compelled to do so
from sheer exhaustion. Everybody is en
thusiastic over the success of today's drive,
aud arrangements are being made tor an
other next Tuesday, which will be on a
larger scale than any heretofore under
taken. MODEL WAY OF CUIilXG A COLD.
A. A. Averill writes from Salem, Essex
county, Massachusetts, February 11, 1SS0:
"About ten days ago I took a severe
cold which settled in my chest and back
and caused mo much suffering. I im
mediately procured three Allcock's Porous
Plasters; two I applied to my chest aud
one to my back. In a few hours my pains
sensibly abated, and in three days I was
entirely well. I take great pleasure in re
commeudiug Allcock's Plasters."
A GENUINE MADSTONE.
San Antonio, Tex., Jan. 30. Mr. M. C
Lee, of .Kerrville, sixty miles north of
here, is the proud possessor of a genuine
madstone, which he is exhibiting, and for
which he claims marvelous properties.
It came into his possession some months
ago, and was discovered in a rather
singular manner. Its original finder
was John Hill, of the far west,
who is a ranch owner. and
spends a great deal of his time in hunting.
Upon one of his expeditions he trailed and
killed upon the head waters of Devil's
river a snow white deer, something of a
rarity in any country and more especially
in Texas. It was a very largo animal, a
doe, was in good condition, and its pelt
was particuiarlv heavy and valuable.
In cleaniug his quairy Hill found
the stone in its paunch, and pre
served it on account of the curious place
in which it was hidden. Not that he had
any idea cf its occult properties. He
dropped it one day upon the ground and
falling upon a rock, a small piece was
split out of it. Noticing that this wound
seemed to be gradually healing up,
he thought that possibly it pos
sessed other virtues than self
cure and gave it to Mr. Lee to be tested,
saying that up in his thinly settled
country there were not enough people to
go mad. Since Lee took charge of it it
has been tried on many occasions, and ha3 i
proved unfailing- His nrst opportunity to
use it qme while plowing in the field. His
mare was bitten upon the les by a mad
prairie dog, which he had disturbed. The
limb swelled rapidly and he applied the
stone. It adhered for some hours. The
leg swelled again in the night and be
again applied it, effecting a cure. He has
since applied it to several animals bitten
by wild coyotes, and it has proven effica
cious in each instance.
Worth, of Paris, has decided in favor of ,
hoons. bnt thev come xn nse slowlv
In this country everybody has decided that
fw. crVim fs rto ht mmwtr
into general use. Price -o cents.
OillilUUU Oil IS LUC j,irai" J""u "wnu; -
er of anv age or clime. For the cure of
neuralgfa and rheumatiem it hasnoequaL
Price only 25 cents.
CAVING OF RIVER BANKS.
Greenville, Miss., Jan. 30. The tele
phone lost night brought the news of un
usual rapid caving of the river banks at
Leota Landing, on the Mississippi river,
forty miles south Gf this place. The land
ing warehouse caved in. Fortunately no
freight was in it. C. T. Worthicgton, the
principal merchant here, lost his storo and
adjoining warehouse, together with nearly
all his goods. Nothing has been saved ex
cept tiie books of the firm. Mr. Worth
ing ton's loss is estimated from ?T,fC0 to
$frXL The cave was one of the largest
ever known in that section. More than
one acre of soU diiappeAred in very short
APTEE. GBOVEB'S GONE.
The British Extradition Treaty Will Proo-
ahly Hot be Considered by the Present
Washington, Jan. 30. It is gathered
from the tone of today's discussion in the
senate that there is a strong disposition
among a number of senators to 'recommit
the British extradition treaty to the com
mittee on foreign relations, the effect of
which from the standpoint of administra
tion senators would be to kill it as far as
this congress is concerned. At any rate,
when the senate adjourned no date was
fixed for its consideration, and it is some
what doubtful whether it will again be
considered by the senate as at present constituted.
Chicago, Jan. 30. Mrs. Rawson, wife of
the millionaire banker, who in open court
shot his lawyer nearly to death, was ac
quitted in short order this afternoon.
Mrs. Rawson's motive for attempting
the killing was the activity of Whitney,
the lawver, in working up testimony to
smirch her reputation.
Only two ballots were taken, the jury
finding in favor of the defendant on the
ground that she had been rendered tempo
rarily insane at the time the deed was
commuted. Only one juror voted
against Mrs. " Rawson on the
first ballot, and he readily succumbed
to the arguments of the others Few spec
tators were present when the verdict was
rendered, though the crowd during the
day was the largest ever assembled in the
criminal court, except during the anarch
ist trial. Nearly everybody expected much
less promptitude on the part of the jurors.
Mrs. Rawson was at once formally dis
charged, and after kissing her daughter
"Little Dot," she received the congratula
tion of her sister, Mrs. Dawson, of St.
Louis, and half a dozen ladies from the
Women's Protective association.
When the jurors were thanked, and each
treated to a warm shake of the hand, all
this had taken scarcely a minute and
everybody seemed happy when suddenly
Mrs. Rawson's eye lit on States Attorney
Elliott. All her file was up in a minute.
"How much did Rawson pay you," she
hissed at the man who had prosecuted her
so hotly. The states attorney laughed and
"I'll find out about this," said Mrs.
Rawson fiercely, "you've treated me
slmmefully during this trial and I'll hold
you responsible." Friends led Mrs.
Dyspepsia, sick headache, heartburn, in
digestion, etc., are cured by Hood's Sarsa
parilla. CLAYTON'S REMAINS.
Little Rock, Jan. 30. The remains of
John M. Clayton were brought to this
city tonight and were met at the depot by
Knight Templer commandery and a va-.t
concourse of people and escorted to the
commandery asylum where they lie in
state till tomorrow to be taken to Pine
Bluff for interment. The fatal wound is a
very ugley one. A charge of fifteen buck
shot eutered the right side of the
head, tearing a hole in which a man
could run his fist. Seven balls
passed clear through, making a hole on
the left side an inch and a half in diame
ter. The neck was broken and all the ar
teries from the brain to heart severed and
death was instantaneous. A pistol found
just outside Mrs. Craven's yard is the only
clue to the perpetrators. It is a Smith &;
Wesson, 44 calibre, blue barreled, latest
improved, bran new, loaded full and never
been fired. The men came back a night
at 2 o'clock, prowled around the
house trying to find it, but the
uien inside were unarmed and were afraid
to venture out, knowing it meant certain
death. The assassins wore heavy arctic
overshoes, which they pull off as soon as
they got outside of the yard. The people
of i'lummervilleure horror stricken and
mystified and feel outraged, too, on ac
count of the cowardly assa-sinatipn and
openly declare they will hang the assassins
Tn Chill mast
That sets the naked branches a-quivering,
is not felt by the wealthy valetudinariau
indoors, but not all the covering that can
be piled on his warm bed, nor all the fur
nace heat that anthracite can furnish, will
warm his marrow when chills and fever
runs its icy fingers along his spinal col
umn. Hosteiter's Stomach Bitters is the
thing to infuse new warmth into his
chilled and aguish frame, to remedy tho
fierce fever and exhausting sweats which
alternate with the chill. Dumb ague,
ague cake, bilious remittent in short,
every known form of malarial disease is
subjugated by this potent, and at the same
time, wholesome and genial medicine.
Biliousness, constipation, dyspepsia, sick
headaches, loss of appetite and sleep, kid
ney trouble, rheumatism and debility are
also remedied by it. Use it with persist
ence to effect a thorough cure.
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Jan. 30. The special
election held in this district today, to elect ,
a congressman to fill out the unexpired
term of Gov. A. P. Hover, resigned, passed
off quietly, a light vote being polled
throughout the district. Returns are
coming in slowly, but enough has been re
ceived to insure tho election of F. B.
Posey, Republican, over W. F.
Parrett, Democrat, by from five
hundred to seven hundred majority. Twenty-five
out of thirty-three precincts iu this
county give Posey a majority of 343.
Spencer county gives Posey 10-1 majority, a
gain of S3 over tho November election. In
dications are that Posey county gives
Posey from 100 to 150 majority, aga'inst 237
for Parrett in November. The Republi
cans were thoroughly organized, but the
Democrats were apathetic, as the term of
service will be less than thirty days.
Judge Parrett is the congressman elect
for tho next two years, beginning next
A NEWSPAPER MAN TAKES LAUD
ANUM. INDEPENDENCE, Mo., Jab. SO, Oscar F.
King, a newspaper man, formerly con
nected with the Boonville Star, attempted
suicide here shortly after 1 o'clock this af
ternoon by means of laudanum. He has
been out of work and money for some
time, and with his wife and child lived, at
Kansas City. (Becoming discouraged ho
resolved to kill himself, so he came here
from Kansas City, and purchasing
an ounce vial of laudanum, drained
its contents, then going to the Pacific Mu
tual office he telegraphed hi3 wife at Kan
sas City to come immediately, as he was
dying, and received a reply saying she
would cons on the next train. Going
UDon the streets he attracted a policeman's
notice, and his condition was discovered in
time to save his life by strong emetics
promptlv administered. His wife has not
appeared, however. He says he Is deter
mined to commit suicide yet.
iNDIANArous. Jan. C0.--General Harri-
son had a number of prominent visitors
toda', one of whom was Anthony Hig-'
gins, senator-elect from Delaware. Louis
General Harrison from Russell B. .
Marnson, wBom ne saw yeswraay at it,
Harrison, whom he taw yesUrday at St,
ciavton for a place in the cabinet.
A sad incident marred his
visit, for his next door neighbor
and bosom friend. Hon. John 3f. Clayton,
was assassinated last night at Plomraer- j
vilie. Ark. j
General Harrison was profoundly af-
fected as the news of J. 31. Clayton's J
CLUNIE COUNTED IN. i
San Francisco, Jan. 31 The Phelpa-j
Clnnie recount in the Fifth congreajional
district closed today vith the result of
giving the election to Clunie, .Democrat,
by a majority of to vole.
St. Louis is oat obont fTCtOi Louis A-!
Knackstadt, . psying teller. Is oct of the
city. Thffyoatbinl teller had beta pcu
iattng la mlamjr stocks with funds of the
bank, with the above resolt.
-Better than any
Great Jannaiy Bargain Mf
C. E. LEWIS & CO.,
No. 110 North
All previous records in tlie Boot and Shoe
trade outdone at this grand Bargain Sale.
Mechanics and Laborers give us a calL
Bankers and Lawyers give us a call.
Ministers and Laymen give us a calL
Merchants and Clerks give us a calL
Ladies an! children give us a call.
Besidents and Strangers give us a calL
You will all find Bargains in our Mammoth Stock.
HO N MAIN STREET.
UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT.
Washington, Jan. 30. Tho supreme
court of tho United States today trans
acted the following business:
R. H. Griffin, of New York, was admit
ted to practice.
Xo. 1103. The United States, appellant,
vs. Carrie Jones.
No. 1102. The Tnited States, appellant,
vs. Henry Taubenheimer.
No. 1SS2. The United States, appellant,
ys. Jas. B. Montgomery.
No. 1001. The United States, plaintiff
in error, vs. Harrison C. Drew; argument
continued by Mr. James C. Carter and
Mr, James K. Kelley for Carrie Jones; by
Mr. J. Li. Bradford for Harrison C. Drew,
and concluded by Mr. Solicitor General
Jenks for the United States.
Adjourned until 12 o'clock.
FLOUQUET SOMEWHAT FLURRIED.
PAUIS, Jan. SO. M. Flouquet, in receiv
ing the bureau of tho extreme left, said he
had considered tho advisability of resif n
ing, but had abandoned the idea, deciding
to face the situation. He said he would
ask the chamber for a vote of confidence.
He is prepared to act energetically and
would introduce immediately a bill in
creasing the stringency of the code, relat
ing to attack-, upon the constitution and
the public iaws.
FOUND DEAD IN BED.
ST. LOUIS, Jan. SO. Charles M. Ba'ch
and his wife, living two miles from Wal
nut Springs, Tex., were found dead in bed
yesterday morning. Both were shot
through the heart aud the revolver lay be
tween the bodies. It is supposed that
Batch shot his wife and killed himself, but
no cause is assigned for tho act. They had
been married but a few months.
NEW YORK DRY GOODS.
XEW Yop.K, Jan. 30. Business in dry
goods was improved with jobbers but un
changed with agents, demand at the hands
of the hitter being conservative, while the
shipments were at second hands. Low
grade cottons tend upward in sympathy
with print cloths and Hat gold cambrics in
advance of &c a yard.
New Orleans, Jan. 30. A New Iberia
special sayt: "Shortly after midnight last
night regulators rode into town and
hanged Jim Kosemond, colored, on the
center beam of the oridge."
A clergyman, after years of suffering
from that loathsome disease, Catarrh, and
vainly trying every known remedy, at last
found a recipe which completely cured
and saved him from death. Anv sufferer
from this dreadful disease sending a self
addressed stamped envelope to Prof. J A.
Lawrence, fcO W arren street. Xetv 1'ork
City, will receive the recipe free of charge.
d 2 w-3ti
"Them ez IIcz."
A viUago in New England camo Into
possession of a neat and much needed
town hall, the gift of public spirited citi
zens. When completed, a meeting1 was
held to dedicate tho new building.
Speeches were mado by prominent citi
zens, and special refcrencowaa naturally
mado to the chief benefactor, and Ui
those who had been most active In for
warding the enterprise.
Ono Epeakcr mentioned tho names of
five or eix of these citizens, and fcug
gested that a vote of tlianks be tendered
them. This was done.
A moment later a little wizen faced old
man arose in the back part of the liall,
and, in a sharp, penetrating voice,
"Mr. Chcerman! llr. ChpensanP
The speaker being recognized, be pro
ceeded: "I ist wanted to eay that there's tbexa
ez Iiaint been mentioned, ez hez done tz
much ez them ez hez." Youth'a Com
panion. The Growth of Berlin.
One oftho morning journals recently
published statistics showing tho growth '
of Berlin during the last seventeen years. I
Removed as it is far from the tea coast, !
and situated upon a river which Is cslj ,
such in name, the rapid development of j
the Prussian metropolis fa ona of the
marvels of the age, Frcm 2870 to 1&7
Benin almost doubled ita population,
e,is, or an annual increased co. xni
tha year 1S70 there were fifrv-dx persons'
to every lot upon which a'boaae irtood. '
In 1S73 this had increased to rixrr. In
JS79 to Bxrv-cnc, in 13 to rixtj-five, j
and in 1SS7 to eeventv-enc. The denritr
of the population has ccrurt&ciiy In
creased. The average rent of a dvreBlaz
in 1S70 was 479 marks, which fa 1837
had risen to G49 raarka. or about filSO.
Eerlin has over 1,500,000 inhabitants at j
tho present time Berlin Letter. f
ae-realT Tear a TTxiez.
ilaryFiicrcrald.cowin prison fa PHI-1
a&slpbia for picking t!. packet ct a v:tU ;
to do centlrri.-s. j.. tiA njt thtt Meei
cscak thief i iU Ur-ud fesas. Shu U 1
SO years old, siace the was 10 has
been a thltf- She "was a convict befcro
ah wa 12, tad ia rxxenl years has cot
been cut cf jail tacrd than five death
ai a thsSb. Chicago Tribune.
Clearance Sate is.tiie ;---
Boots, Shoes, Rubfeef s & Slippers,
Pocket Loan Application Records, for farm pro.
lorty. the inost complete and useful book eer pab.
INhed for the purpojo. h&sdsotnoly bound in full
cathor, tlexlblo and ot n. comenlent Mzo to carry la
tho pocket, ax) paces and Index. Price SL vvm
bo mailed to any address upon rcolpt of SU0T. Or
ders by mail promptlr attended to. Address
THE WICHITA EAGI.B,
diw-tf WICHITA, KANSAS.
Cards, Wedding Invlta
tious, Luncheon Card,
Menu Cards, Party Invita
t ons. Printed r Litho
graph d at trra Wichita EAGLE ofllco, Wich
An Uncomfortable dltoaMon.
Col. Ryan, tho manager of Pretcoft
& Varneiis museum in St. Louis, tells
tho following narrow escapo which
ho had from being killed by tho snakes
of his show: "Wo liad ninety-seven ser
pents on exhibition, and some were enor
mous specimens eighteen to twenty-five
feet long. Theso wero confined In a
glass covered cage, tho top of which,
having been broken, was temporarily
held m placo by a stick. Maj. varncll
, and myself had sleeping apartment'? at
1 tho head of a stairwny, directly above.
Ono night wo returned and dropped
languidly into bed without lighting tho
gas. Alter a utuo 1 lelt something en
cumbering my lower limbs and heard n
harsh, grating sound all over the room.
Attempting to rise, 1 found to ray horror
that my feet were bound, and by a flaoh
of lightning that passed at that mo
ment I saw an immense boa constrictor
wrapped about them. Striking u match
I awoko Varncll and wo found ourselves
shackled together by tha serpenta. Ono
liugo anaconda wa3 also coiled on tho
"To mako matters worse, tho flicker
ing matchlight in tho gloom had at
tracted a host of reptiles, and anacondaa,
rattlers, garters, black snake. vijK-rs,
cobras and copperheads soon Iwgan to
congregate, hiss, scrapo their rasp like,
scaly bodies over our ears, crawl their
clammy selves over our faces aud brcatho
their breath upon our flcsli. Great dropa
of perspiration stood out on our faces aa
wo signaled each other to keep still and
silent. To speak would have been but to
transfer the attention of tho reptiles to
ourselves. The tnakes in a short time
began a fierce battle between themselves,
and tho suspense grew awful, as help
less wo lay, not daring to inovo If wo
could, and listened to the writhing,
struggling forma and fangs in the hornd
work of wasting their hateful venom
upon each other. But soon our jailers,
to our delight, took a liand In tho rovfr,
and unwound their coils from our limi.
Once free, it was but a few momenta'
work to light the gas, get brooms and by
tho arts known to tho profewuon, drive
them Into a big box that was convenient.
Wo found that they had knocked tho
Btick down, escaped through tho roof of
the glass caso ami crawled up into our
"-jom for waanth. St. I)ui3 Globe
Democrat. How Tlfey Do It.
The manners of women in public con
veyances vary, but they all get o2 a
street car in the tamo vay. Watch any
S articular one. She motions to the coa
uctor and elides to tho edge of the eeat,
on which she fits perfectly etUl until tho
car comes to a full stop. Then she walks
calmly to the platform. On tho lower
step she hecitatea, loans forward, reps
up tho street, Uika across the strwjt.
gathers up Ler tkirtz, looks down ana
back to see that they oro not too high
for propriety, glance fchyly up to pea If
tho impertinent men are utaring, takes
another look arcrund tho horizon and de
part. Tha conductor jerkattho lil
strap with pernicious activity; glares ot
: the wonvta until tiio rcachc tho &m
j walk, and then hartlly neons tho faces of
tha men on tho platform. lie la looking
for sympathy. But ho geta none. Every
ghuice & sharpsned at the fair creattzro
j ha i05- alighted. Philadelphia
t u "" Bortfl- r" , ,
. A $750,000 has bn rcfuwsi
'or fit. Pauls church, Boci. btm
" vu., ?, .
hacst at the ccrscr of Ttanp-9 pwc.
1 his lonr divided down toefcurch
hcrjyrs with Klas ehapcL Undr IU
great frcst steps Ua the bcac U Z.M0
zormer ciazen of BoW3. ItenaJ kwt
ban been rtoppod achr irfihia a half
dozen years. Tha totaffirs cf th prep-
erty is 20,C0O jur f et. s
valuarlcn is $5J0,0CG. Cbi
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