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A BIG STRIKE.
SAYIGATIOX OX THE TACiriC
COAST IXTEItFERED WITH.
Results of a Cut in Wages by the
Oregon Railway & Xaviga-
Ike "Water Service Stopped on the Colum
bia Eiver and Puget Sound
The Ogden Branches of the Union Pacific
Eailroad to ho Consolidated Under
One Management Meeting of
the Union League of
Signal Office, Wichita. Kan.. March
C The highest temperature was 70.0,
the lowest 32.0. and the mean 39.0,
with light, variable wind, clear weather,
Maximum velocity of the wind north
12 miles per hour at 3 a. m.
Mean barometer reduced to sea level was
at 7a.m. 30.101 inches; at 7 p.m. 29.914
Mean relative humidity 32.0 per cent.
Last yea"r, on March G, the highest
temperature at 9 a. m. was 27, at noon 30
and at 6 p. m 20.
JfKEi) L. Jonsrsox. Observer.
WAn Depai:t'ext. Washington. D. C,
March 6. The indications for twenty-four
hours, commencing Thursday, March
7. at 7 a. m.. are as follows:
For Missouri and Kansas: Stationary
temperature, followed by slightly cooler
A BIG STEIKE.
Eesults of a Out in "Wages by the Oregon
Railway & navigation Company,
PORTLAND, Ore., March 0. Orders have
recently been issued from the Oregon
Kailwny & Navigation company in New
York authorizing a reduction of wages of
all the company's employes on the river
division. The orders were that the wages
of all persons from ?G0 and upward per
month be reduced 10 per cent. This af
fects materially wages of captains, pilots,
engineers and mates. It is said all have
refused to work. All the boats of the
company on the Willamette and Columbia
rivers are tied up and there is a general
Mispension of travel oyer these lines.
The sumo state of affairs exist
on Puget Sound. Oflicers and
men po-ifively refuse to work
at the reduced wages. Several meetings
have been held by steamboatmen, and it
Was resolved to demand more wages than
the Oregon Railway & Navigation com
pany paid before the reduction order. This
demand, of course, was not entertained
and all the strikers firmly refuse to turn a
wheel. Thus far every effort to reach a
satisfactory understanding has failed. The
Fituatlon is a most embarrassing one to
the company and works very serious in
convenience to travel, trade and mails.
The company has a contract for carrying
mails along the Lower Columbia and on
the sound. The situation will prove a very
perious one unless some compromise is ef
fected. Public sympathy is all with strik
ers. The law requires that all licensed
pilots and masters must have at least live
years' experience on the waters, and the
hlaces ot the strikers cannot be supplied
BRANCH LINES WILL CONSOLIDATE
New York, March 6. A Boston special
pavs the following was given out at the
office of the Union Pacific Railroad com
pany in that city todny: For some time
oast the question of consolidation of the
branch lines of the Union Pacific system
centering at Ogden has been under consid
eration. The necessary papers have now
been drawn and directors have the imme
diate consolidation of the Oregon Short
Line and the Utah & Northern Railway
companies before them. The first step in
bringing this about was taken at a meet
i ig of the Oregon Short Line trustees held
on Monday of this week and succeeding
htens will ha a"- rapidly as the forms of
law will permit. By the consolidation of
the Oregon Short Lino and Utah & North
ern companies all questions of rate and di
vision ot business as between tho two com
panies will ba settled. The consolidated
company will probably be known as the
Oregon Short Lino Sc Utah & Northern
Railway company, it will operatelOM miles
of lailway between Denver and Ogden on
the south, and Huntington and Butte on
thenoith and west. The gross income of
the two lines composing tlie consolidated
company for the year lfcsS. -.is $4,777,000;
their operating expenses were $i,S"i0,000,
net revenue was $l,!)--0,000. or o75, 000 above
lived charges. The question of incorpo
rating with this company the other Utah
lines of tho Union Pacific system is also
mi ler consideration. It may or may not
be decided upon at a later day. There are
four of these companies: The Utah
Central operating twenty-efcht mile:
I tali & Nevada, thirty-seven miles; the
Salt Lake Ac Western, sixty-eight miles,
and the Ogden A: Syracuse, six miles.
Should this larger consolidation hereafter
be decided upon, l.iSG miles of road would
thus be brouuht under one management
instead of being under four managements
ns at present The proposed consolidation,
If carried through in all its. parts will un
doubtedly exercise a decided iutluence not
only upon the affairs of the Union Pacific,
but upon the future development of the
whole territory tributary to Salt Lake
cltv and Ogden.
THE SUPREME COURT.
Washington, March G. In the United
States supreme court this afternoon in the
case of Potter L. Kimball, appellant, vs.
Charles D. Arms, Hannah Arms and the
Grand Central Mining company, coming
up on appeal from the circuit court of the
United States for tho northern district of
Ohio, eastern division, the decision of the
lower court was reversed and the cause re
manded with directions to confirm report
of the special master and to take
further proceedings. This was a
partnership case involving the own
ership of a majority of the
stock of the miuing property named in the
title. In the decision ( hich was delivered
bv Justice Field) the court holds that tho
findings of a master in chancery to whom
a case has been referred by consent of
parties, cannot be set aside and disre
garded at the mere discretion ot tne court,
but that those of an independent tribunal
to be taken as presumptively correct.
In an opinion rendered by Justice Miller
in the case of the Oregon Railway &
Navigation company, plaintiff in
error, vs. The Oregonian Rail
way company. limited, the court
holds that the Oregonian company had no
power to lease its railroad, and that the
navigation company had no power to take
The supreme court also rendered a de
cision today in the Ohio greenback case of
Stewart B. Shotwell, plaintiff in error, vs.
Samuel A. Moore, as treasurer of Harrison
county, O. In error to the supreme court
of Ohio. Shotwell, on the Saturday pro
ceeding the second Monday in April, of the
years 18SL to ISSo, (the day on which re
turns are made by the tax assessor) with
drew his deposit in the bank at Cadiz, O.,
and then, after having it conversed into
greenbacks, inclosed them in a package,
and without leaving tbe bank re
turned the greenbacks to the bank officer,
requesting nim to deposit the same in the
bank safe. The next week in each of these
years he would have the money placed to
his credit as a general depositor. The ob
ject of this proceeding was to eyade pay
ment of taxes through the provision ot the
revised statutes, that obligations of the
United States shall be exempt from state
or municipal taxation. Suit was brought
against Shotwell to recover taxes on the
ground that his conversion of his de
posits into greenbacks was done
with intent to defraud the tax as
sessors. The court quotes numerous de
cisions to show that it has been held that
such evasions could not be allowed, but,
waiving this consideration, holds that the
selection of a particular day on which to
make tax returns does not necessarily pre
clude the making of the assessment bo as
to include other periods of the year. The
state of Ohio has provided for this by tax
ing citizens upon the capital used, accord
ing to the average monthl amount em
ployed, and the court says this is n wise
and equitable mode of determining how
much property is liable to taxation. The
judgment below is affirmed. Opinion by
Justice JYliIIer, Justice Bradley dissenting.
A decision was also rendered by the
court in case No. 1,412, tr. . Norton,
plaintiff in error, vs. the board of commis
sioners of the taxing district of the city of
Brownsville. In error to the circuit court
of the United States for the Western dis
trict of Tennessee. By an act ot the gen
eral assembly of Tenneseee ot February S,
1S70; the city of Brownsville was author
ized and by a vote ot a majority
of the inhabitants subsequently is
sued bonds for tho purpose of sub
scribing to stock iu a projected
railroad. Btfore the election was held and
before the bonds were issued, however, the
new constitution of Tennessee had gone
into effect forbidding the issue of bonds by
municipalities except after legisiative au
thorization and a three-fourths vote of the
inhabitants of the place. The court holds
that the constitutional provision annulled
the act passed before it went into effect
and that the issue of bonds was null and
void. The decision of the court below
was therefore affirmed.
The American Organization Meets and
Makes Important Changes in Rules.
CHICAGO, March C The American
Trotting association spent the afternoon
today in an inforwal discussion of certain
proposed changes in- rules. Thes changes
are extensive enough to cover 15 closely
type written pages and designed to rem
edy defects iu the existing rules and to
cover a large number of individual cases
which have arisen during the year.
This afternoon the following officers
were elected for the ensuing two years:
President, Charles Greene, St. Louis:
first vice president, D. C. Beaman, Ot
tumwa, la.; board of directors C. L. Ben
jamin. Michigan; W. P. Ijams, Indiana;
O. C. Lewis, Illinois; G. B. McFall, Iowa;
donn Jjariey, umo.
The congress closed this evening. A
number of alterations were made in by
laws and track rules. The principal one
in the former was the admission of all of
the 318 local associations in the associa
tion rolls to active membership. Two-
thirds of these have heretofore been known
as transients and had no vote in associa
Some of mauy of the changes in track
rules are important. Heretofore owners
and drivers ot horses have been in the
habit of entering horses in races provision
ally and upon conditions imposed by
themselves. These were often weather,
condition of. track, etc. In the future all
entries must be absolutely or upon condi
tions by the local association. In the case
of those who make false en
tries and who have been sub
ject to a fine at option
of association it was decided that in future
the fine must be imposed. To the rule
providing for proper identification of
horses was added a clause that any driver
or owner who shall refuse to testify when
called upon in cases before the association
shall be fined but not more than 100,
which may be remitted if the testimony
is forthcoming before the case is decided.
In the rule which establishes the pay of a
substitute driver at 10 per cent of the
amount awarded the horse conditionally
upon the driver bettering the position of
the horse, a change was made which
provides that the judges, if they
think the driver is! driving to
win, shall award him a sum
not exceeding $100, this to be paid by the
local association and if the driver betters
the position of the horse the amount may
be deducted from the winnings of the
horse. If not, the association must pay
it. The suspended horse is to be included
in the clause which says that suspended
drivers and owners who shall enter a race
shall be fined. Tho privilege of allowing
persons six weeks m which to file protests
was allowed and they must now do so or
forfeit their right.
The last important change was the bar
ring of 2-year-olds trom 3-year-old races,
unless especially provided for by the local
A resolution directing the president and
directors as a committee to investigate the
legal obstructions to removal of tho prin
cipal office of the association from Detroit
to Chicago was presented and after much
discussion laid on the table for action at
the next meeting. Many favored Chicago
as the best location for the offices but the
association is organized under the laws of
Michigan and it was decided better to
postpone action until a fuller representa
tion was present. The congress adjourned
to meet iu this city two years hence.
HE RELIEVED HIM INNOCENT.
Chicago, March 6. An unusual incident
occurred today in the Langley avenue
Methodist church at the funeral of New
ton Watt, the brakeman who died in the
Joliet prison serving a life sentence for
Reck Island train robbery and for the
murder of Express Messenger Kellogg
Nichols. The Rev. J. M. Caldwell stand
ing over the coffin said: "We believed
Newton Watt innocent. His accusers were
almost all professional criminals or pro
fessional detectives, and I consider the
two terms very nearly synonymous. The
testimony of a score of Doth kinds would
not shake mv conviction in an upright
character. A man who will lie at one time
for any purpose will lie whenever it may
suit his convenience."
The speaker related of his own personal
knowledge several experiences with detec
tives which gave him additional ground
for his opinion of them. He added, "The
reward offered in this case was enough to
convict any one whom the detectives
Mr. Caldwell spoke at considerable
length to the same general effect as quoted
above. The words which caused the
strongest impression on many of his
hearers was the following: "These profes
sional detectives lie to catch a person
as they say. They live a lie and are a lie,
and will swear a lie to carry a point. A
great many people believe that the detect
ive are necessarv evils, but I tell you it is
never necessary "to do evil, and in not many
years from now the public will believe just
what I am saying and the professional de
tective business will be swept from the
face of the earth."
The reward offered after the train rob
bery was $10,000. The clergyman did not
mention these figures expressly, but
did allude to "the 50,000 offered
for Tascott. Dr. Caldwell had
little or no censure for the Tascott reward
as it was for a definitely named person of
whose criminal antecedents and probable
connection with the crime opinion was
practically unanimous. Those points
which chiefly roused the minister's solemn
protests were the indefinite character of
the train robbery reward offered and the
use of detective evidence when viewed in
the light of Watts' good record, religious
tendencies and his" deathbed demeanor,
expiring with the words, "I am innocent."
IMPORTANT to athletes.
James Robinson, the athletic trainer at
Princeton College. Princeton, N. J., says:
"I have found it imperative to have sure
aud simple remedies on hand in case of
cuts, bruises, strains, sprains, colds,
rheumatism, etc. Shortly after entering
upon my profession I discovered such a
remedy in Allcock's Porous Plasters.
I tried Benson's Capcine and other plas
ters, but found them too harsh and irri
tating. Allcock's Porous Plasters give
almost instantaneous relief, and their
strengthening power is remarkable. In
cases of weak back put two plasters on the
small of the back and in a short time you
will be capable of quite severe exercise.
In "sprint" and "distance" races and
jumping, the muscles or tendons in the
legs and feet sometimes weaken. This
can invariably be relieved by cutting the
plaster in narrow strips, .so as to give free
motion, and applying on muscles affected."
The state championship contest between
Charles Smyth and William Stancer took
place yesterday at the grounds of the gun
club at Riverside; also the weekly shoot of
the club. The following is the score be
tween Smyth and Stancer at- 50 single, 10
pair and 30 liTe birds:
Singles.. ...1 llllllliiiiiiiilliiii
11011 1 45
Doubles 11 10 11 11 11 10 11 10 10 10-15
Live birds.l 111011111111111111111
11 11 It! 11 23
Singles 1 lllllii milOllllllll
Doubles 01 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 IS
Live birds OllllllllllllllllllQll
1111111 L 23
Club match, 21 single birds, C. Smyth
and Mellinger handicapped four yards:
11111111110 11 0111111111 1-3
111111111110111111010 11 0-20
, 01111111110111010101010 1-17
There was a large crowd in attendance,
and the shooting will compare favorably
with professional shooting in any part of
COLORED PRESS ASSOCIATION.
Washington, March 6. The convention
of the national colored press association
met today in the Metropolitan church in
this city. President Wm. J, Simpson was
re-elected aud conducted the deliberations
of the body. Theie were 300 colored
editors present, representing nearly all
the states of the Union. Hon. John
M. Langston, of Virginia, deliv
ered an address of welcome,
and the response was made by P.
H. Murray, of St. Louis. Among those
who took part in tho discussion ol the
questions brought before the convention
were Robert Purvis, Bishop Turner, of
Georgia, and J. C. Price, of North Caroli
na. It was decided to call upon President
Harrison in a body some time this week.
and a committee of five to make the nec
essary arrangements was appointed. The
committe are Messrs, Murray and Tandy,
of St. Louis: Horn, of Chattanooga, Teun.;
Merrell, of New Jersey, and Pledger, of
Here are Some Prices for the Ladies to Read:
Ladies S4 genuine hand made, French kid button boots,
common sense and opera, all widths, from "B" to "E."
Ladies hand welts Dongola, 83.50 per pair, common sense
to opera, all widths, "B" to "E."
We are the only house now carrying the E. C.
Burt celebrated shoe, all widths.
Ladies $5 French kid shoe is equal to any $6 or $7 shoe
in the market. These we carry from "A" to "F" in all
styles of toes and lasts,
Infants' shoe in all widths from "A" to "F," including
fat babies shoes and in sizes from 00 up.
Special bargains in mens shoes. 200 pair to be sold at
$4 per pair. These are genuine bargains as they formerly
sold for f iom $5 to $7 per pair.
C. E. LEWIS & CO.,
110 North Main Street.
The One Price C.i on Delivery Boot and Shoe Hoose.
THE UNION LEAGUE.
Officers Elected at the Session
Washington, March C Tho Union
League of America, which has taken an
active part in national politics since the
commencement of the war, has been in
session in this city for several days.
Officers were today unanimously elected
us follows: President, General Charles H.
Grosvenor, of Ohio; vice-presidents, Wil
J'am 12. Chandler of New Hampshire;
l'homas It. ltich, of .Maryland; John E.
Bryant, ot Georgia; Nathan GolT, of West
Virginia; T. W. Stringer, of Mississippi:
Representatives Georne W. Dorsey, of
Nebraska, and II. C. Evans, of Teunessee;
corresponding secretary, Thomas G.
Baker, of Now York; recording secretary,
A. K. Browne, of the District of Columbia:
chaplain, the ltev. Bryon Sunderlaud, of
The league adopted a preamble and reso
lutions reciting that the work of the
league began for maintenance of the union
aud perpetuity of free institutions can
never belaid to have ended while iu opin
ion, law or administration there remains
one vestige of sectional hostility to the na
tion, or while the rights of a single citizen
are assaulted or placed in jeopurdv because
of past services or fealty to the union.
The purpose of the league is stnted to be
to inculcate and maintain national supre
macy and defend the political and civil
franchises of all citizens.
SPENCER'S BUSINESS CHANGE.
NEW Yoiik, March a The Sun an
nounces that Samuel Spencer, lately presi
dent of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, has
become connected with the house of
Diesel, Morgan & Co.
WELCOMED BY NEW YORKERS.
Private Citizen Cleveland and Party Ar
rive at the Metropolis.
New York, March G. Grover Cleveland
entered this city for the first time in four
years as a private citizen. He and his
party came by way of the Baltimore &
Ohio road. The special train arrived at
the new depot of the Central Eailroad of
New Jersey at G o'clock p. in. The ex
president's modesty was responsible for
the lateness of the arrival. It was desired
to avoid crowds at the depot. The train
was brought along promptly as far as
Bergen Point at 4:40 p. m!, and should
have arrived at the Jersey City central de
pot at 4:57, but according to a desire of the
distinguished passenger the train was side
tracked at Bergen Point, six miles from
the depot at this end of tho line. The sta
tion master at Bergen Point telegraphed
the superintendent of the Jersey Central
at the time that the train would be held
there and arrive at Jersey City at G o'clock.
The effort to avoid a crowd went amis3,
however. There were earlv on hand five
carriages and two trucks from AHctory ho
tel to convey the party and baggage to that
hostelry. In addition an ever-increasing
crown was mere scurrying across tne
tracks to meet each incoming tiain to
catch peihaps a glimpse of Mr. and Mrs.
Cleveland. They did not get discouraged,
either, but shivered in the bleak west
wind. Then came the grand crush when
the train arrived. Mr. and Mrs. Cleve
land alighted from the rear platform of
the thud car. Mrs. Cleveland looked
charming as she walked down the plat
form on the arm of her husband. She
wore a long coat of red material, a pretty,
becoming hat, and carried in
her left hand a magnificent
bouquet of roses. Cheering and crushin'.',
the crowd followed down the platform to
the carriages. Jersey policemen in vain
attempted to stay the people. Mrs. Cleve
land smiled as if pleased by the warm re
ception. Mr. Cleveland several times
touched his hat. When the two finally en
tered their carriage and stood waiting the
other members of the part, a man pro
posed three cheers and a tiger for Grover
Cleveland. They were given with a will,
ns were three cheers for Mrs. Cleveland.
Then followed three and a tiger for the
famous private secretary, Colonel Daniel
Lamont. Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland enter
ed the first carriage, Mr. Lamont.
tho babies and the maid
the second and ex-Secretary Dickinson,
Mrs. Dickinson and Mrs. Folsom thethird.
They were driven on board the ferry and
conveved direct to the New York shore at
Liberty street. Thence they were driven
to Victoria hotel. Mr. Cleveland looked
sick; his eye did not have the brightness
of health: his skin was leaden and lifeless:
there were dark circles under his eyes.
There was a great difference between "the
blooming young woman and the man by
SUICIDE AND FAILURE.
Cleveland, O., March G. Nathan A.
Wilson, treasurer of the Cleveland Stovo
company, was found dead in his office this
morning. He had shot himself in the head
with a revolver while bitting at his desk.
WiLon was 32 years of age and he came
came here from Port Wayne, Ind., at
which place his father, G. H. Wilson, the
president of the company, lives. Late this
afternoon the Cleveland Stove company
made an assignment of all its property to
ex-Attorney General A. J. Kohler, of
Akron. The assts are $20,000 while the
liabilities are between $60,000 and 5)0,000.
The assignment was made, it is said, to
tide the company over the excitement
caused by the secretary's suicide and to
prevent hasty action by the creditors. It
is thought Wilson was dem-essed mentally
because of too close attention to business.
WEST VIRGINIA'S GOVERNORS.
The Wilson-Goff Case to be Brought Up
CiiAr.LESTO.v, W. V.i., March G. Mr. It.
S. Carr, president of the state senate,.to-
day served Governor Wilson with a writ of J
quo warranto to compel him to show by
what right he continues to hold the
gubnatorial chair. The case will not come
up in court until the legal fight between
Wilson and GofT is acted upon. The case
of Wilson and Goff will iu all probability
be brought up in the supreme court to
A HORRIBLE CASE.
Louisville, March (5. On Spruce creek,
near Mt. Sterling, Frank Conkwright,
Jim Holden and Steve Holden, have been
arrested for poisoning Coukwright's fami
ly of nine children, aged 3 to 19 years.
Conkwright is a widower, and has been
living in unlawful intimacy with the
Holden woman. His children protested
violently and had been beaten for it, with
threats of driving them from home. The
woman and her brother Jim went from
their home to Conkwright's home to remain
over night. Jin Holden slept iu the
same bed with Coukwright's 'J-year-old
daughter. Late at night she was taken
severe vomiting and died before morning.
The other children were also taken sick
and one of them was not at last reports
expected to recover. Dr. Cook, who was
called, detected sufficient signs of poison
ing to cause the arrest. Tho prisouers are
in jail at Mt. Sterling. There is much ex
citement over the case and talk of lynch-
THE FAST TRAINS.
Chicago, March 6. Officials of the
Wabash today entered earnest protest
against the propcsd restoration of fast
train service between Chicago and Kansas
City. Receiver McNulta notified the gen
eral manager of the Chicago & Alton by
wire that the Wabash would consider end
ed the agreement in regard to mainten
ance of passenger rates if fast trains were
restored. Notwithstanding this the Alton
and Burlington will commence running
fast trains at the beginning of next week
and the Itock Island will follow suit
NEW YORK DRY GOODS.
New Yop.k, March G. Trade in dry
goods was active with jobbers but buyers
continue to be conservative in the quanti
ties of goods selected. The volume of
trade and the animation of the market,
however, was considerably enlarged by
special operations in cheap ginghams. H.
13. Chaplain & Co. made a drive in Cal
cutta andWhite Manufacturing company's
dress ginghams today at Go to Gc, the
offering comprising over a thousand cases.
Business with agents was moderate as to
reneral demand but fair to good in special
features for spring trade and in staple
goods adapted to wants of converters and
A GREAT SUCCESS
Washington, March G. The inaugural
committee lias achieved an unprecedented
financial success. Not only has enough
money been made from the sale of privi
leges and of tickets to the ball to defray
all expenses and to return the o0,000
guarantee subscribed by public-spirited
citizen1:, but there will be a surplus left of
about -s'20,000. There were 12.000 tickets to
the ball sold, netting 00,0U0, and it is ex
pected that the receipts from the sale of
tickets to the promenade concert held in
the ball room yesterday and from the sale
of souvenir ball tickets will bring the
amount up to $70,000.
THE PANAMA CANAL COLLAPSE.
Paris, March G. The appeal of the
Panama canal company against the de
cision of the tribunal of commerce was
again before the court of appeals today.
The fitting was occupied in hearing argu
ments of the company's council. Share
holders of the company think they can
stave off the calamity by holding palavers
every few days, at wnich tresh schemes to
maintain the company are propounded.
Some of them aie wildly fantastic.
Among the projects discussed was a pro
posal that every shareholder contribute
125 francs per share for the comoletion of
the canal, but this was rejected as hope
A FAMILY OF FOUR MURDERED.
Eagle Pass, Tex., March G. A few days
ago the bodies of two women were found
in the Rio Grande some six miles above
this town, exhibiting marks of violence,
and with large stones tied to them, with
ropes. They were thought at first to be
two young women' living in Mexico and
well known over here, but subsequently
the supposed dead women turned
up alive. Thi3 morning two
more bodies were found near the
same spot in tho Rio Grande by some Mex
icans, and were brought into town, but
nobody seems to recognize them. Tbe
bodies found today were thoso of a young
girl of 13 and a man of 25 years. They are
evidently of one family, from an apparent
resemblance, and were all brutally mur
dered in the same manner and at the same
time. They seemed to have been struck
on their heads with some blunt weapon,
probabiy a piece of wood. Each of the
bodies had a largo rock tied to it by small
pieces of the same rope.
The sheriff of this county and a posse
are scouring the country for the purpose
of finding some trace of the fiends who
committed this awful crime. The mur
dered family were evidently movers and
belonged to the farming class. The gov
ernor has beeu communicated with and
will be asked to offer a reward for the ap
prehension of the criminal. Tlie lollowing
is a description of the dead people: A
white woman aboye tbe average
height, stout, brown hair, streaked
with gray, about 50 years old; a
young white woman, married, 18 years old,
light brown hair, rather tall, dressed neat
ly but plainly; a white girl, very fair com
plexion, dark brown hair, about 15 years
old, o feet high, dressed in red plaid calico
dress witli white buttons; a man 25 years
old, o feet G inches, weight 140 pounds,
light hair, small chin whiskers, upper
teeth project, bad on a ducking jacket,
blue hickory shirt, blue overalls aud No.
5 boots, pocket-knife marked M. F. and S.
MURDERED BY A PUGILIST.
Council Bluffs, la., March 6. This
city was stirred un tonight by a murder
which took place in Frank Carroll's
saloon, on upper Broadway, in which
Tommy Brooks, the pugilist and middle
weight champion of Iowa and Kansas, shot
and iustantly killed Frank Degood.
Brooks had been about the street all day
aud was drunk. He was standsug
in front of the saloon, when a fight started
on the inside between Degood and
Geo. Guanella. The latter is a friend of
Brooks. Brooks rushed in, and seeing
Guanella being worsted in the fight, drew
his pistol aud placing it at Degobd's head
fired. The bullet entered just below the
left ear and lodged at the base of the brain.
Death resulted almost iustantly. Brooks
lied and took refuge in a bawdy house,
where he was arrested later in the evening
concealed in a trunk in one of the inmates'
rooms. He was at once placed in jail.
A famous Washington gambler, it i
said, will soon go to pieaching. He would
have begun it ten years ago. bur he has
only just now found a cure for his cough.
It is Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup.
"Behold! the world rests aud her tired
A PHANTOM TRAIN.
g trail go
A clear complexion, free from pimples,
may be had by taking Hood's Sarsapanlla.
TEXAS PACIFIC DIRECTORS.
New York, March 6. At the annual
meeting of the Texas & Pacific railway
held at 105 Broadway today, the following
directors were elected for the ensuing year:
Jay Gould, Samuel Sloan, John T. Terry,
Henry G. Marquand, Samuel Thomas,
George J. Gould, Thomas J. Eckert,
Russel Sage, C. M. McGee, C. E. Satter
lee, and A. L. Hopkins, all of New York;
Isaac J. Wistar and J. N. Hutchinson, of
Philadelphia; E. B. Wheeler, of New
Orleans; M H. Smith, of Louisville- T. H.
H. Clark, of St. Louis, and John B.
Browne, of Texas.
Spectacle Seen In the Kareflcd
Air of tho Black KUI.
My companion then spoke concerning our
mission to this bleak and barren spot, says
a writer in tho LeadviUo (Col.) Jlerald in
course of a description of the lonely land
scape ot tho Centennial State. "About
twelve years ago," ho said, '-an old man by
the name of Cearnals was the proprietor of
a jack train with" which he used to bring
provisions and other commodities into that
mining camp you see beneath you there.
This was before the railroads entered tho
fastnesses of these mountains, and every
thing was brought by mule teams or by
these jack trains into the camp. The treas
ures which were found in tho hills were
carried out the same way.
"One time, tho old m;m Cearnals did not
arrive in tho camp on time. 'Twas In tho
winter and tho coldest one, too, over et
experienced in these hills. A searching
party was sent out to find him and lib train,
as the peoplo who had goods consigned to
him feared that somo accident had befallen
him. Near where wo aro now is where he and
his train wero found frozen to death. And
now each night may bo seen tho jack train
just as they were, but in tho form of specters,
filing along the way to the camp. Get out
and wo will go down the trail a pieco and seo
them." Wo got out of tho buircv. and
inhabitants have passed from trouble and
tnrmoil, because the customary headache ; fastening tho horso to a stunted pine, wo dc
and neuralgia have been cured by Sal va- ,ii . .-.-, r ., J. ..'.,.,
tion Oil. Price 25 cents a bottle.
CONSPIRED AGAINST THE GOVERN
MENT. Paws, March G. The Temps states that
the magistrates who are conducting in
quiry into tlie altairs ot tne Jfatnotic
league have found documents provin
that the league was encaged in a scheme
to mobilize its members. The govern
ment, the Temps says, intends to crimi
nally prosecute chiefs of the league for
conspiracy against the state.
IN REMEMBRANCE OF WAR TIMES
AUSTIN, Tex., March G. In the house of
representatives yesterday on behalf of the
citizens of Houston. Representative Ham
blin piesented a beautiful gold medal set
with diamonds to Miss Annie E. Dowling,
only child of Dick Dowling, who, on the
Sthof September, 18(53. in command of 342
men held" at bay and drove off fiom Sabine
Pass union forces of more thau a thousand
FIRE AT NEW ORLEANS
New Orleans, March G. A fire this
morning at the corner of Conti aud Der
bigny streets destroyed ten small cottages.
Loss estimated at $15,000.
A fire broke out last night in the cottage
at 472 Chippewa street and pprend to four
adjoining cottages, all of which were de
stioyed causing a loss of SS,000; fully in
sured in local companies.
scended the other side of the rauge on the
road to Alma. After a moat perilous and
tortuous walk of half an hour, on account of
the slippery condition of tho ground,
which was covered with snow, my
companion led mo to u point near
the old Leadvillo trail, which could
i be distinctly seen above us against the sido
or the mountain. Looking at his watch, ho
remarked that it was almost timo for 'them'
to appear. After kicking tho snow from a
couple of bowlders we sat down and in si
lence awaited developments. My compan
ion would not say a word, but simply puffed
away at a cigar, his looks being cast In the
direction of the trail. We waited half an
hour, but it seemed a week to me, a cold
wind having arisen, and 1 was almost frozen
and was wishing myself at home.
"Suddenly my companion clutched mo
nervously by the arm and pointed to tho
trail. The sight that I saw rnado each in
dividual hair on my head s tand on end, for
College, It was while no was tumlliftrtzlng
himself with Homor and Virgil that hh tal
ents nrsi uogun to do seen, not especially in
mastering the dead languages, but in tho
debating hall and m tae discussion of col
lege politics. Tho same fiery eloquence
which upheld tho principles of and won over
now supporters to tho "Beta Sigmas" car
ried its weight when tho Silver bill, tho
Pension bill and tho bill concerning Indian
affairs wero boforo the Nutional Sonata
Ho becamo a leader m collego politics.
In duo courso of Umo IngauV commence
ment day camo around and ho was chosen
ono of the orators. Taking for his subject
"Mummy Life," ho embodied in a most
brilliant essav satirical hits that cut tho
professors and faculty to tha bone. But
when the pieco was handed in to thoso pro
fessors they in turn cut tho very heart of it
out. But tho coming lawyer and Senator
was not to bo baflled in that way. Ho
learned and rehearsed tho essay as dlrectr
cd, but also learned it ai ho had originally
written it, and on commencement day de
livered it entire, to the dismuy and confu
sion of the learned professors.
A QuritUou of hqueaxLnff.
A woman of enigmatical ago, who ponos
a3 a dress reformer, says that ,il a young
man wero to squeczo a woman as hard at
does her corset, sho would hare him arrest
cd tor assault with intent to kUL" What
lamentable ignorance 1 Tola "drcsa re
former" may bnvoonoo upon a Umo felt tin
Jkse, fervent clasp of a corset, butaho cer
tainly has had no experloooo with tfeo arm
of But, to slightly ohasgo tho subject,
doesn't she knoAj that girls wear tight cor
sets to show young men how much vquce
ing thoy can stand without yolllng for tb
irrKCTKIC HKI7T FICKI",
To introduce it and obtain ngont thi
undersigned firm will glv away n fnw of
heirfo German Electric Belt, invented
' v Prof Van der Wyde. president of th
N Y. Electric society T S. pt. 3T7,047i. a
positive cure for ncrvon debility, rhi-umt-'
i Mn, loss of power rtc Address Klpctri
Agencv . Box 17, Brooklyn, N Y, Write
to them today. 20
Old, tried and responsible com
nanifis. Poll Ips Issued against
j there on the trail, coming around a shady lOSS by Fire, TomadO Or Wlnd-
anglo caused by a bowlder.-- vas a jack tram Storms, Dy
KANSAS City, March G. The Metropoli
tan street car stables at the corner of j from view around the hill, and, more dead
of twenty-threo animals. TTiev all emitted
t. faint phosphorescent glotv, which mado
them appear all the more vivid ugamst tho
sido of the hill. They were loaded with
different articles of merchandise, and tho
last one which the spectral driver was urg
ing on with his short goad seemed to bo
loaded with flour. Every once in a while as
the tram slowly filed along, this List jack
would lean hi3 load against a projecting
rock, a if resting hiinsolf Tins would
cause the driver to punch it with his short
stick. The weird specters slowly passed
W. L. W. MILLER,
Room 6, Feonheiraer Block
corner Market and Douglas,
MAR nl CnrtiiicnUB. tot
Srhooln, College, a, Call-nj
Card. Invitation nd Ansouac.
incnt Crdi of H kind, bond.
ftr., Llthoicrpbd and Printed nt iLj
Wichita EAGLE otflc. WlcbJt. Kunia.
THE DEFERRED FIREWORKS.
Washington. March 0. The display of
deferred fireworks from the monument
grounds to-night was undoubtedly Che
most brilliant ever witnessed in Washing
ton. The exhibition began with an illu
mination of Pennsylvania avenue from the
treasury department to tho capitol, a dis
tance of over one mile by means of mag
nesium suus, and for the space of five
minutes the entire avenue glowed with a
rich and varied light. At the conclusion
of this illustration the magnificent display
at the monument followed.
For a disordered liver try Beecham's
Sax Francisco. Cal., March 6. The
gold excitement iu Lower California, near
Enseuada, is increasins and many people
are flocking from San Diego to the gold
fields. Work on the Ouvmuca. San Diego
"& Eastern railroad is stopped and the
worKuien are leaung in a body lor tne
mines. Steamers between Son Diego and
Ensenada have doubled their rates, but
the rush continues and stages are used,
running overland, carrying many persons
direct to the miues.
NEW MEXICO MEAT LAWS.
Santa, N. M., March G. The new meat
inspection law framed with a view of pro
hibiting the sale of "Big Four" products
iu New Mexico went into effect today. The
law provides for inspection of live ani
mals iutended for human food, prohibits
the sale or use of unenred meat of unin
spected cattle or hogs and forbids the sale
of imported fresh meats.
The Servian Throne lforto be Occupied by
Belgrade. March a King Milan has
abdicated the throne of Servia. Crown
Prince Alexander will be proclaimed king
tomorrow. MM. Protfck, Bellimarkovic
aud Bistich will act as regents during the
minority of the king, who was bora
August 14, 1S70.
SUICIDE AT MINNEAPOLIS.
MINNEAPOLIS, March G. Captain Charles
Russell, who has lived here for twenty-oae
years, committed suicide this afternoon
while laboring under a fit of temporary in
sanitv, produced bv dropsy of the heart.
He le'f t here last October, as has been his
custom for several years, on a trip to New
Orleans and the Pacific coast. He reached
Minneapolis last night dangerously 111,
and the tragedy of today was he result.
CONVICTED OF LIQUOR SELLING.
LaCeosse, Kan., March 6. John Har
grave, the county attorney of Rush county,
has succeeded in convicciag four parties
for selling liquor ia Rush Center. The
parties were sentenced from $100 to
MOO fine and from thirty to sixty days in
tee county jail
Fourth aud Wyandotte streets were des
troyed bv fire tonight. Sixty-eight mules
and 120 tons of hay were destroyed. Lose
fM.OOO. This makes 200 horses and mules
that have been burned in this city in the
FELL FROM A FIRE ESCAPE.
St. Paul, March 6. J. H, Baker, a man
employed to make public exhibitions with
a self-acting fire escape, fell from the Ryan
hotel at 10.30 today and was fatally in
jured. Both legs were broken in two
nlaces and he is hurt internally. His home
is in Minneapolis.
THE STAFF FILLED.
CHICAGO, March 0. J. W. Waltz, vice-
president of the Baltimore base ball club,
and acting as agent for Chairman William
Barnieof the umpire committee, signed
D. F. Sullivan of Chicago, today as um
pire for the season. This fills the sta
BOSTON, March G. Hon. Slanej flart
lette, a leader of the Boston bar and direc
tor of the Chicago. Burlington & Qtiincy
railroad, is dying. Mr. Bartlette passed
his ninetieth'birthday in February.
Doabt nrlchtenlnc into Hope
And hope into certainty is the pleasing
traasition through which the mind of the
nervous, dyspeptic invalid passes who tries
a course of Hostetter's Stomach Bitters,
which is alike incomparable and illimita
ble. Increased vitality, a gain in weight,
tranquillity of the nerves, sonnd appetite
and sleep are among the blessings which it
is within tbe beneficent power of thli med
icine to confer, and It is not surprising
that after acquiring this new dowry of
health the Grateful sick thould &ometimt-5
utter their praises of tae bitters in terms
bordering on extravagance, "uac o: tne
fulness of the heart the mouth speaketb,"
and the nroprieto 's of Hosteller's Stom
ach Bitters have sometimes been obliged
to supptess these eulo?iumi lest they
shonld be accused of blowinc their own
trumpet too loudly- For constipation, bil
iousness, kidney complaint and Incipient
t rheumatism. The bitters Ls also a deerv
j edly popular remedy.
than alive from fright, we made oui way to
where we had left tho horso and buggy.
My companion informed me, while on our
way back to the city.that this atrangu sight
could be seen any dark night."
KOCK J MM Nil AHEAD.
'lilt I.!-t Tlilcjf In Tourlt Mrpmr Cra.
Ren4 registers for sale at this oSce.
This will undoubtedly ! Orders bv mail will receive prompt attec
hwafc nn th. mJ nf liauor which has btea i ticn- Aadress ths Wichita EiGL2, Wich-
going on for some time Bt that place. j ita, rvas. 75-tl
One John Burns vras bound over to the - .- . . .
district court on tie charge of perjury in r.neravcd oALLING card3 at he
the above trials. ' Wichita Eagle offi. c3 u
Incidents of FJU School-Day In
John James lnga.ls, tho President of the
National Senate, looks back to old Pentuck
et as tho homo of his boyhood and the place
where his beloved parents still rehide,
writes a Haverhill correspondent- Ingalls'
forefathers were Puritan immigrants, one
of whom founded tho city of Lynn- His
father ha3 lived here nearly all his life, and
was engaged m tho manufacture of shoes
and in mercantilo intoresU. John James
was tho clde3t son and was born In 1S33.
He attended the grammar scnool at tho
same place where tho present School street
school-house is, and at tho very early
ago of eight he entered tho high schooL It
was held in what is now called the Whit
tier School, and his was the first class to oc
cupy the building. Although a keen scholar
henever evinced any great taient in any di
rection while ho lived in this vteidtty At
the age of fourteen or fiftean he wrote
qmte a number of poems of so spocial
merit, but cse aoont which he ws obbsred
to take coaaidereble 'chaang" later in life
when in college. The poem w basal on
the old legend of an incident that hap
pened at what is known as the " Bnuoo-woods-."
A young country nwaiawa Jilted
b-ra fair damseL aal left her with a threat
that he wa.5 -romg to drown as- Pric
ing up a large piece of wood, he niahc
toward the weiL Fearing that he wouki
carry cut his threat, the :&idea follow
after, ost isto the night, aiid arrive jn&t
in time to hear tho pUsh la the welL It
was ozCj the piece of wooi. however, asd
tie youth rues from behind the ccrb where
he had hid. cairns her fears zzd ii accepted.
Bat thu wa cot tho path that s&xzz I&
gails was destiied to foUaw for lass sad
fortune. He wj bleated, triih a nsaarka
ble flow of lazgaago aad a ready toagns
taaico2di?ii'su-4tKigis petal to his
words, and wo to tho youth who tAizSteL
inn ia public, for-he wsj sore to scer tra
der Icgalls caiet bet. cents;? sarcasms. It
was probabiy tiio coasosmiiefca of thi fac
altj that afterwards led baa to estr epoa
the atady ol law, for which. 4 was after
wards seea, he w ds-irabiy tzieO. At
lh.a sra a! 'gh.tf.xn L fctrJ ITMS&roa
The Rock bland bin Inaugurated a new
feature, which Droirilwr to cret could-
rab!e Interest in lailway improvement, it
being a f rre toumt oar mrrice. with nearly
all the convenience of the pnUce car, Jti--chidinir
color-d porter In attendance fine
hair inattrews. pillow, blanket. onp,
etc When made np for tha ni-fht tb
fourteen m-cUodk are partltlonrd off witfc
oiidln? paneli and curUlncd with bear
uarnusk drap-n Tablrn. attKChnblo to
tbnsldfi"t the interior, are proTldwl for
each -. tion. The cam arc beaU-d by
s-mdi, tb aUl- crpti, cd cupidore
for the rleanlinei of the cad mv added
ihedntlri of tbe portr accompanying
each cr will be mimiar to tboe of the pal
ni-rurrlrt- to look after the wnt of
the pajweotreM and m that tbs car 1 kept
p-jrffctlj clean In oa ecd is tbe UrilV
lavatory, and In to otb-r oo for j-snU-mm.
which -f a nicely appo!oU-d rl
fnraL-bed ai tb mot futiaion wcuid
d"ire. The Intention of the Chicago,
Kjwia & yebraka. I to faraUh U9
car f re ot charge to t-ouruU or excursion
partus when tb- nurnbrr of pcrvic i uf
nVienilv Un- to uuf y tb " ofcror
earn With utich accotumcIaUoc, and
without chAf-ft. there b no farther o'--Mtr
of western tvnr without siepix c-
conmodationa, nor i it necwAmry to
ach a trip expisiT-. It ! j" 1
ducernerit for oarii, club, or acy &
1derb!e nmnbr of p-rooc coaK'rapU
ing a trip to the RccJcj MoaaUlai, for In
stance. Aad too, tbe D-rnverA: tloOrsde
ba tdopted tbe waie cbense. aad m th
Rock Maud conncu with thl retj In
Colorado, tie fre loarM cr 7-'f -
Lithozrapbir-g of all kind t tke JJIrfj.
t& EaGUE oBcc U
Fnsraved asd prfnitl LUNCHEON
card at the Wichit EaG oSce. d3 tf
BLusk charter-! a-4 U kind tri leztl
biaak for ealc by
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Ttl office i prprl to farcWb znAaffi
wrapper la " sd qox&Uti- to ul
purchoT, jniA efaep . ttzj boo Is
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