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WICHITA, KAN., XOV. 20, 1685,
C. V. Smith, now general manager
of the Chesapeake & Wo railroad.uaa
been elected victr-jJMlMst of tlio Al
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new omce uc-
iwgirm of Hon. Eugene F. Ware
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35 with new tyc auil ou beautiful paper,
"'senator lVarc.under the nora de plume
of IrouquIII, has proJrccd several
poems lu the past ten jears which
mutt live, melodies Inwrought with
the fire of genius, rlijtbniB with a soul
that will touch throbbing hearts long
after his who Inspired them is silent
and pulseleps. Tlio AVasher-wcmsn'o
Friend, who, as her friend, would
keep her to the end, was an inspira
tion whn'c subject was equally finely
delineated lor the poet, sculptor or
painter. Once, in answer to on ex
pressed sorrow that such a soul
hould fiud Itself without the hope or
the washer-woman, was wrote the
following in reply, which appeared
once in the EaoLE,but which will yet
appear many time in print:
I see the spire,
I tee tbe throng,
1 bear the choir,
I hear the song;
I liitcn to tbe antbem, while
It pours its volume down tbe aisle;
I listen to the splendid rhyme
That, with a melodv sublime,
Tellt of some far-off, fadeless clime
Of man and bis Anility,
Of hope and immortality.
Ob, tbeme of themes!
Are men taislaugbt!
Are hopes like dreams.
To come to naucbl?
Is all tbe beautiful and good
Delusive and misunderstood?
And bai the soul no forward reach!
And do indeed tbe 'acts Impeach
The theories the teachers teach!
And is this immortality
Delusion or rcalitjT
What hope reveals
Mind tries to clasp, I
Hut soon It reels '
' With broken crap. j
Xo chain vet forced on ant il's brink
Was stronger tbst iU weakest link; t
And do not arguments maintain :
Tbst many links along tbe chain
Cannot resist a reason strain!
And is not immortality
Tbe child of Ideality!
And yet at times
MTe get advice
That seems like chimes
The soul doth sometimes socm to bo
In sunshine which it cannot ";
At times tbe spirit seems to roam
Ileyoud th? land, above tbe foam.
Hack to some balf-forgotten home.
Perhaps this Immortality
Jlrv be Indeed reality.
llAiirut, Nor. 16.
To the Editor or the Eagle.
The fine weather of the past week
'ias been greatly appreciated.
The various denominations will hold
union services at the Christian church
Iter. Cliaspic has been retained by
he Baptist folks as their pastor, iu
lefiuiltly. The Golden'fplajed here twouight
ast week to crowded houses. It is
eldom Harper captures such a troup
i tbic or any other kind for the
.natter of that. What the oper houe
need S a live maniger, educated to
A good many taxpai era arc Just
now wondering n hat earthly use tho
illeged '-ourt houe will be turned in
to. It has stood there a wholo year,
doing no one any good, except to fur
nish tho "guards' a free rendezvous,
At the time of its building most peo
ple supposed the funds were from pri
vatc donations, but it now transpires
Shot Hv f-crin is outstanding for the
n hole amount, and on which a neat
Utile sum mii't be paid j early as in
terest. Tbe authority for this ar
rangement is known only to the pow
ers that be.
According to the published levy, the
denizens of this city will fiud them
selves called udou to pay a tax of
$10.75 on each $100 valuation. It is
extremely doubtful if ten men in the
whole city full, except the lawyers
and "bosses." can even surmise w hat
this outrageous lax is for, We were
told lust spring thai the citt 'a indebt
edness was but $11,000, jet the pub
lished list makes Harper pay over $5
ou the $100 ou "bonded" indebtedness.
There is cither a stupenduous error in
publication or oirc gigantic fraud in
putting "star chamber" debt upon
Nicholas Wolfe, late of Cincinnati,
is displaying a vast amount of energy
in building. Not content w iih bis fine
Buckeye block, lie is now building a
fine two story brick building on tbe
opposite side of the street, half a block
The Dally Graphic Is being moved
into one of the large, fine rooms in the
llcrst block. When all is in shape,
Mr. rinch will have the best country
ofli co wo know of. all tbe machinery
being run by steam.
Several things arc liable to happen
between this and January 1st that will
cauto considerable of a flutter here
abouts. Particulars prohibited at
The ladies cf the Christian church
gave a very pleasant capper Friday
night. Penny Wise.
STEALING KANSAS THUNDER.
The report from the agricultural bu
reau at v asblngton, shows tbat tbe
largest, surest and most profitable
crop raised m tue united Mates is
corn. And the largest, most profit
able and certain agricultural product
is si wajs tho chief basis of a nation's
prosperity. Now, taking this fact.an
olbcr follows: The area of tho coun
try embraces 160 miles around the
mouth of the Kansas river is the very
best and most profitable corn country
on the globe. Tbe Journal
has been very observing and
recording tho fact for thirty years,
and in all that lime but one failure has
occurred. And save from grasshop
pers, we have never known corn in
the ground by the 10th of May a fail
ure. So we may set It dowu as a fac
tor in future calculation', that, as corn
is the biggest, surest aud most profit
able crop grown In the United States,'
Kansas City is the center and market
of the best region for Its production.
And-in conuectiou with this we may
refer to another fact, that the corn o'f
tbe Missouri valley, known in tbe
market as Kansas corn, grades higher
in the world's markets than any corn
grown. It is not boasting to refer to
these s'mple facts of statistics from
tbe public records. K. C. Journal.
Edltor Daily Capital.
When it became necessary to make
the territories and the whole union,
free, D. 15, Anthony came with the
first party of free state men from New
England and New York. When the
Beputlican party was first formed in
New York, Anthony was the signer
of the call from Monroo county.
When the most decisive fugitive slave
case arose in Leavenworth, it was D.
11. Anthony who saved tho life of tbe
flcefrg fugitive, Quo-ley Fisher, at the
risk of bis own. He, unarmed, con
fronted Bill Picas, in the center of
Delaware street, ad held Pleas down
and nocked revolver until Char
ley was out' of its ratigc. It took cool
ness and courage to do that manly act.
Before tbe war broke out and alter it
-broke out, D. It. Aulhouy was a union
leader and officer. When the Uuiou
general, in Mississippi, issued an order
corcmanaiug ins subordinate to re
turn fugitive slaves, Cot. Anthony je
fbntly disobeyed it, and protected ev
ery shire wbo came within bis Hues. It
was uy 8ucb exceptional acta as this
that every slave in the south soou
learned that tho blue coat ttovercd a
heart that beat for freedom a fast
that was sq stamped on their con
sciences that not a single fugitive
union soldier was ever 'betrayed by a
black ninn or woman. I am not writ
ing D. H. biography; I havo lad
fight with him, as jotillavo had, but
lishr.s written his name in Indelible
rharccler ou I lie history of Kansns
and the country.
'lu iho lift ltcpubllcnu state conven
tion Colonel Anthony was the leader
of thu delegates, some sixty In num
ber, who asked tor the re-submlssiou
of ihc prohibition amcudmcut. He
trna voted dowu Dv thrco or four to
one, bore his defeat without sulking,
and ailvocateil the state anil uauouai
tickets with his customary zeal and
Since that lime he lias been "float
lug" ou that qucstiou-to quote n
word he used in a prii ale talk until
the recent county i lection iu Leaven
worth. The Republicans there agalu
favored "lesubmissioti," but the Dem
ocrats were not caught by that plank
in the Kepublican platlorm. They
voted f.ir tree whiskey aud open sa
loons, as they have always doue when
that issue has been raised The
connlv went Democratic. Col
onel Anthony has been patient
and conservative, but bo is aroused nt
last. He is ou the war tilth: he mc.ius
business and he will be heard from all
oxer Ihe stte. Leavenworth county
will u Republican next year. We
have beard Irom sixty-three county
electiou--, held this mouth; only Leav
enworth I solidly Democratic. This
is the l.iirgcst Ite'publicau victory cier
won in KatiwiH iu an off ,car. Colour
Is an article written by Colonel An
thony hiiu-cli, aud publi-hul iu yes
teniJi'f L-.-ncuworlh Time?.
D. W. W.
WE DON'T WANT VOL'.
The s-iloon Kepublican; a'id whisky
Democracy have by their action in ihc
late ilcct Urn demonstrated the fact
that they have permanently
left the Kepublican parly, and
by co do'tug have practically
said to nuti-prohibitiou Republi
cans, "Your Iricud-hlp, your advice,
your coiiiiM.1, your help and co-operation
with us aic no longer desired or
wanted." While this insult has been
thrown in the face of men who have
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to prohibition, it demands of them dc
seriiunof Ketmblicait iiriuctiilcs. with
its L'reat questions of the tariff, the
currencv. anil the nam oi
American citizen to nasi a free ballot
without tear of iiitimidatiou, and toan(j Kansas City, Kansas,
have that ballot honclly counted. , -
Tliey ill not obey. v
It is an ackuo-vlcd"Cd fact that the
Kenublican nartv is commissi! of the
intelligence, the brains aud the moral
sentiment ot the country, and he who
imagines that such men will leatothe
party, with its grand record aud jotu
the Demo-racy of Kansas, with Its
one plank protection id the whisky
traffic lu its platform, has little
knowledge of the men who have com-
i po-ed the anti-proliibltion sentiment
I of Iho Kcpublicau parly.
1 he tiinchas not come when acilizeu
1 or a newspaper inut surrender all the
I r1i(t-ilinfl nriitf-!ntn nf ,1 lifn lime, mill
swear eternal fealty to, aud be iu ac
cord with the saloon Democracy of
Kansas. The Kepublicans who bave.
In the recent election, forsaken all
parly principle at the dictation of a
hypocritical tyraut who threatens to
crush them out unless they obey his
leadership in the interest of corrupt
Dernocracv, may rue the day they re
vived to do his bidding. In comply
ing tilth this dictatorial commauil
thev have commuted tho greatest
blunder of their lives. Iu doing this
they have forsaken true and tried
friemK and formed an allegiance with
men devoid of honest principles.
TOO STRONGLY ENDORSED
The Wichita Eaglx, commenting on
tlio New York election, makes us
think the editor has a file of the Union
from which to draw. Here is an idea
almost word for word frotu these col
umus of about four ears ago:
Take Kansas, and had tho Kepublican
party refused to carry the prohibition party
Glick. nor auv other Democrat, would
ever have "been elected. It might
not bave been morally right, what is there
about it tbat is moral! Ed. Union but it
would bave been politically safe. If the
Brnublican partv bad stood aloof, as did
the Democratic partv of Kansas, tbe prohi
tionists to the number of tmenty or may be
thirtv thousand would have pullod out of
the Kepublican party-. But that would not
bare endangered the political success of tbe
Jlepuciican party in ine siaic. n wouia
hare still elected its ticket by a plurality
In other words, if tbe prohibitionists of
Kansas had furmMl a third party the Demo
crats wouldn't have dared to to take them
in and the ltepublicans would have been
It it had not bcrn for the cowardly
rum sucking shysters of the Kepubli
can nnrtv we would not have bad this
trouble, There would have been a
nice little party of four or five thous
and, imd the Kepnblican party would
hat c been saved the unspeakable dem-
airo;ucry cbaractcrlslic or tins ques
tion. Aud the same mistake is being
made lo-day with reference to a third
party. It dram urniutig can be sup-
prcseU or even inittgateu uy law it
overshadows every other question on
earth. Then why not make it the dis
tinct issue of a sepcrate organization
tthere it will be relieved of the suffo
cating grap of the thon'-andj who do
notbcllctc a word of it? Because
there Is uothing in it. The very fact
that.it iusists upon "raping thousands
of unwilling and unbelieving Kepubli
cans through their loyally to their
parly is evidence enough that it is a
fraud The slavery question ab
sorbed the Whig party when
the third or Kepublican parly
as organized. Let the prohibition
ist,. ave their own party, aud if their
issue equals the slavery question, or is
but ouc tenth its importance, the past
glorv ol tne itepuuiican party wilt be
but a a tallow dip in comparison.
The uubclievint; Kepublicans, aud the
barnacles of the parly, must in the
very nature of things be u drawback.
We have no lovo for ihc Kepublican
or any other psrty winch would prc
viut us failing iu with a movement
show inz the sliuhtcs sign of serious
ness and success iu allcviatiug the
woes of rum. Aud so with millions,
But this thing of electing n Kepubli
can to office with a barrel of whisky
ou one shoulder and a ten-spoonful of
water ou the other, aud have Kepub-
licau officials whose contempt is bare
ly suppressed certify to tho success of
tlic vtater, is a sickcnlug and tiresome
outrage. The prohibitionist who is
not in favor of a third party is a fraud.
Junction uitv union.
The Utah commissioners recommend
tbe enactment of a law forbidding the
landing of Mormon emigrants iu this
country. Such a law, indeed, vigor
ously enforced, would do much to
wards breaking up the iloiiiions, or
polygaraists, as most of their victims
arc reciuitcd abroad.
The Dolphin, about which Secretary
Whit uev made his absurd kick, is an
excellent vs,-el, and it is reported
that she will soou take on her guus ai
the Brooklyn navv yard and no into
commission. She is expected to takt-
part in the natal drill at Tampa Bay.
Florida. Engine o have bceu order
ed to the vessel, and it is expected she
will be completely officered. She Is
to-day the best ship in tho American
The Wichita Eveuinsr 'ews Is a
bright and very respectable two cent
paper jtst started out in our sister
city, and it seems to be meeting with
a cordial reception. "Wichita will soou
have enough papers to supply all wants
but wheu you get one hundred miles
away from that place the Kaolr will
be the only paper kuotvi. One good
paper well suprortcd, is wortb more
to a town than twenty which arc half
starved. St Louir, tbe country over.
has had tbe reputation ofbeingau old
fogy city, but the Globe Democrat has
been able, by the wonderful support
given it, to blot out this idea, and
during the last two years the city of
St. Louis lias been better aud moe
universally advertised than cny of the
great cities of the countrv west of
2few yorfc. The Globe Democrat did
more to draw tbe great crowd which
attended the fair and exposition last
fall than all oilier influence combin
d. Wellington Press.
The buj Wichita Eagle it still hovering
over iansai City. It made a dart down the
other day lor a pork packing .establishment
and gobbled a butcher tbop, and tho Times
kicka about it, but it seemt tbe EaOIJt
needed it anyhow. Marsh like beer gall
with horae raditb. Daily Graphic.
OOVERNOR OLICK'S APPOINT
MENT Kansas people are homogenous. They
are for Kaatas flrst. When it comes to a
Kansas interest tbey stand by their own as
against tbe world, even in politic, often ig
noring the raoit strictly drau party lints
Too appointment of Governor Glick as
pension agent is bung generally endorsed by
tho Itepublic.ri papers. The Topeka and
j AtchKin papers are very outspoken. It it
under,tood if Governor Glick bad failed of
appointment tbat the pension agency would
have con,, to another state, so Kansar, of
course, is endorsing the wildom of presi
dent Cleveland touching the pension agency
bufir.osi.. The governor personally and of
ficially is a very thorough and prompt man,
and no doubt Uncle Sam's cheques or drafts
will jroo fully s valuable if drawn by
him, even though he be a Democrat and a
pet of Grovcr of the White House.
Wo want to say to tbo Capital that in its
editorial on "lUilroada Coniinz Here," It
docs not play exactly fair. In fact, it large
ly steals Wichita thunder. Governor Of
born may Lave went to Chicago in Topeka's
intcrrst, but Senator Plumb was there in
tbo interest of the state at Urge and its rail
way interests. Hut why ignore the city
that furnished four of tbe six member of
the delegation who went to Chicago, and
who spent t ice as much time with said
railway intorcsts as did Goiernor Osborn,
and who laid as much fir Topeka as did
Gov. Oeborn or Senator Plumb. Another
thing the Capital's attention it called to,
and tbat it tbe EaoLK thrco weeks ago an
nounced that tbe Chicago, Milwaukee and
St. Paul at goirg to build to Topeka.
Wnko up, old man.
THE LUMBER TRADE.
Kansas is the best lumber market in the
wbole union, and Topeka is at tbe center of
the business. If these roads want to sell us
lumber they must coino down here. The
car that comes to Topeka loaded with lum
ber counts both wa) t, for it carries back
cattle, hogs, wheat and corn. Capital.
Kansas, tbat u western Kassss, is the best
lumber market in the world, but Topeka is
not at the center of the lumber business.
Atchison handles forty per cent more lum
ber than Topeka. Topeka cannot bo a lum
ber center unless sho gets mora railroads.
both into and out of. Wichita is a superior
1 lumber market to Tnnpka. thn tip&t in f.rt in
tho state outside ot Atchison. Leavenworth
.i8." iS"! gentlemen learned can
with the belief that Topeka is sure to havo
auauc iiuuuwt uuv iul'v uuLii reLurneu
two now Chicago roads, and that she will
double her population within five jears.
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Tbyd.JVt both return to Topeka. One
vi lutm "cui uu tu jew iufk, iwo oi .nem
to St. Louis, two returned to Wichita, and
one returned to Topeka. But all that oc
curred a month ago.
There will soon be eight eastern lines in
Kansas City, and all will be fighting tor the
traffic that two roadt bring in there from
Kansas. Gould has already stepped in and
gone around Kansas City; he is getting all
over the state. While tbese other lines are
fighting in Kansas City, Gould slips around
and takes the business. The effect of
Gould's coining here will be to drive other
lines into Kansas. This is what we arc very
soon to witness. Capital.
Ye,sec the back files of the Kaqli; lor a t
year and a half past.
TheWkbita Eagle is doing some fine
advertising for Wichita and the surrounding
countrv. and wo bono its effort am dtilr
appreciated by the inhabitants of that pro-
gressive young city. Atchison Champion, i
Tbey are appreciated, we are right glad to J
inform our friend, tho Champion, and ,
Eureka, Ks., Nov,
To the Dllloruf thf Eaolk
Tho continuance of the beautiful fall
weather here affords tLo workmen on the
new academy a chance to push the building I
te completion rapidly. It is now beyond
tht first story beidet the basement, and at
the present rate, will bo early completed.
The properly on College Bill has doubled
in value since the site was chosen for tbe
There is some little ilelaj on the part
ol tbe workmen wbo are to finish, pultmg in
our electric lights, but ere long our main
atenues will bo shining by night as well at
Business of all kinds seems to be active,
and we hear no complaining of cramped
times as of yore.
The Eaole's screams for its pt city are
being heard all over the land, and, although
we are east of Wii.hita.wo almost daily hear
some one talking about tbe future prospects
of that place, and of tbo money to be made
by investing in property there Onoofour
leading citizens left here to-day. and said he
intended to take in Wichita in his trip, and
"blow in $1,000 or so in lots there," if he
could find any left, and yet he had never
seen tho place. The city's railroad future
propects are aiding ber boom wonderfully,
and wo do notbesitate to predict that in the
near future Wichita will be the leading city
of Kansas, both in point of wholesale, retail
and shipping adtantages, and as for her ma
teria! growth, there will Ibe'n be no doubt of
the progrcsJon in that line.
IltiXE Plai.ne, ICas., Nov. 17, 1885.
To tbe K.lllor of the Lasts.
Since my last report fire ba been work
ing some destruction ia our midst. Some
farm hands sleeping in the barn at A- G.
Forney's got scared at a flickering lantern
and in the tffbrt to throw it out of the door
it went into the manger and exploded, set
tine fire to and burning up tbo barn. One
mule, five sets of farm harness, plows, farm
implements, oat cutler, corn shelter, about
fie hundred bushels of corn and some
wheat, oats, rye, etc, tvero burned. Loss
about $3,000, with but litllo insurance.
Tbit makes tho fourth fira for tho Forney
Bros. They had some wheat stacks burned
by lightning last season, & tmoko hou, of
meat in 1874, nnd a barn some yean ago.
Also tho fire like fiend of destruction got
away from parties on tho Cowtkin, cast of
ton, last Saturday evening and ran into
some grass fields and and laid wasto a con
siderable lot of corn.
Some new corners new houses are build
Talk of a new drug store and there is a
splendid opining for one here, also for
milk Xso better center in tho midt of
wheat and corn fields for a good critt mill
Think cf a town of tbit size, in ono of the
finest agricultural region! in tho state, and
without a grist mill! It it useless to com
ment, the fact it plain. Will not some one
seeking such an investment call and examine
luis location. BlTOETEa.
To the Editor of the Eaxle.
There is still a whisper in tbe air that An
tnony is going to be one of tbe great cities
of tbe southwest. It Is now the biccest citv
in tne west according to the number ot ita
inhabitants, and two more railroads are tak
ing notice of it and will soon contribute to
jta glory. To-day tbe Messrs. Jones arc
here In the matter of constructing water
works for this city. Tho Messrs. Jones only
mado themtehes known in the city this
morning, and by 2 o'clock this afternoon a
large number of citizens of the tow had
gathered in Union hall, and listened to the
propositions of Messrs. Jones in regard to
the construction of water works, and after a
full, free, and interested discussion of the
various plant of constructing water works,
and of the propriety of tbe city constructing
them itself, or givinR the corporation an op
portunity of constructing it and receiving
tho profits for a number of years. A com
mittee of the most substantial citizeot of tho
place to mako investigation and confer with
tho city council in regard to taking immedi
ate steps towards constructing tuch water
worEt at will accommodate a city of fifteen
or twenty thousand inhabitants No more
opportune time could have been selected to
agitate the matter and bring tbe citizens to
a sense of their actual necessity. But a few
weeks since ona-half of the best business
blocks was burnt to ashes. A few days since
a fire broke out on tbe prairie a few miles
southwest of town, and by night a line of
raging names was to be seen turroundinsr
the town, that spoke no safely to the hornet
of citizens whilo the wind was blowing
fiercely toward the town. This morning
smoke was teen anting from the roof of the
Delmoalco totel and dancer seemed imi-
nent; but by the timely efforts of some of
the citizens a conflagration was prevtsUd.
The lively Interest taken by tbe citizens of
Anthony in the proposed water works, in
dicate strongly, tbat ground will soon be
broken, and early in the spring of 1880 the
citv will have water to supply the.r natural
i wants at writ as in time of dancer.
Yallkt Cxxteb, Nov. 17, 1885.
Edna, the flve-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Corothers, died Saturday
November 14, of membraneous croup.
Little Edna was a sweet, winsome child and
had won her way into the affection of many,
who with her bereaved parents will greatly
miss her bright face and childish ways.
There are now over 160 pupils enrolled in
our public schools.
Tbe new building will be ready for occu
pation about tbe middle of next month.
Tbe singing school conducted by W. L.
Palmer, is a decided success, over eighty
scholars being In attendance.
Mr. George Barrett, of Park township,
will soon build on bis lots on Avenue B.
Tho Baptist society intends soon to build
a iliurch on Avenu A.
The Presbyterians also talk of building, so
you see wo will be well churched, and should
at least be a moral people.
Mr. Eby, a merchant from Manhattan,
hfcs his store building nearly completed,
and will soon be ready for his stock of gro
ceries. J. E. Williams & Co is tbe name of one
ot our new merchantile firms.
J. T. Carpenter sold on Monday $335
worth of city lots.
One of our jointitts, Henry Show, had his
joint badly dislocated last week. It seems
that Uenry had been illegally dispensing
'fire water." Our city fathert held a coun
cil of war and decided that the joints must
go. The marshal and his doputy wcro sent
on tbe war-patb, and at a consequence the
joint Is no moro and the proprietor lan
guishes behind the bars of tbe county baa
lile. Doit K.
COMANCHE COUNTY NOTES.
Cold wateb, Kan., Nov., 13, '85.
To i lie KJHor of the Eagle.
Tbo election trouble anticipated at tbe
time of my communication last week has
been settled. C. L. Dunn, tho leader of the
Granger facticn, and several of his most
sanguine desciples went to Wellington, ex
pectinc to secure an Injunction to prevent s
full cant ass of tho returns. It is fair to pre-
enmn thnt thnv uprn f-rpatlir iiacirtnMt in
lhcv wcnt tt) ho court room a found j
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K-lx,ck reading ois petition tor a mandam.
u, which was readily granted. On Wed-
nesday the two Granger commistloaert did
I not appear and a warrant was, issued. One
L.ns foumJ bul lhe oth hm(1 d int0
tho Territory. The can rut was completed
j csterday and certificates of election issued
j to the follow ing persons: Beprcsentatirc, C.
S. Graham; probaio judge, J. p. F. Jen
nings; register of deed, James M. McClain;
county clerk, Thomas P. Overman; DUtrict
clerk, Frank Meyer; treasurer, Abraham
Darroch; county attorney, C O. Blake;
superintended pubic instruction, Leo N.
Wallis; surveyor, K. P. Lee; sheriff, Emil
Bowers; coroner, J. W. Hempstead; com
missioners, J. F. Cole, E. B, Shelden and
Extensive prairie fires have been raging
in this section during tbe last few days.
is reported that a woman and child were
burned to death near Greentburg. A fine
i span of mules belonging to Mr. Godfrey,
wliolites four mi!c west of Clearwater.
ere burned to death on Wednesday night.
Immense quantities of hay, mihVt, corn,
care, etc., have been destroyed. A fierce
storm was raging Wednesday night, when
(!. W. Vickers and lnysolt stirted on horse
back to his 1,000 uer farm, fifteen miles
southeast o! town. We rode tbe wbole dis
tance in le.-s thtn an hour and a balf, and it
was only by our timely arrival that wo prp-
ented at least $1,000 damages to bi pas
imeff iet!etit hnj, millet etc., also saving
the htni&e anil perhaps the lives of two fam
As we wcro riding along at lull gallop
with the lead fire close behind us, the
screams of a uonnn attracted our attention.
We halted and rode in the direction from
whenc the criet of distress were heard,
when we found a dugout, in which were
tno ladies and several small childrce, one
only a few dajs old. The husband ot the
ladies were in the territory after a load of
wood. Not a flru guard or any protection
whatever had been made, and sJra house was
surrounded by tali grass and standing corn.
Several largo stacks of bay and millet, alto
a wagon and other isnpJements, stood near
the the house. By a fortunate chango in
tbe wind the lead, fire went about eighty
rods west of the bouse, and by a vigorous
effort the side fire was extinguished, so tbat
no danger was done.
I havo noticed tbe names of C. H.
Peckam and several other parties from your
city ox the register of the Merchants' hotel,
this. week. Bcspectfully,
Jonx G. Stkftxe.
DECISION BY DURHAM.
Wasuucotox, Nov. 18. Pint Comp
troller Durham baa made a decision that
the secretary of tbe treasury has no lecal
authority to pay for coupons which bavo
been detached lrom interest-bearing bonds
which may have been lost defaced. He
folds that coupons for any bond itself or
when bond and coupons are lost or defaced
without the fault of the owner, tbe secre
tary of the treasury can cause duplicates to
be issued, but can not do this in tho case of
moke about tue bookers.
Secretary Lamar has tent the following
letter to J. Wade McDonald, counsel for
tbe Oklahoma boomers, at Winfield, Kat.:
Sir I have read your letter of tho 4th
Inst, stating tbat none of the persona against
whom indictments were pending in tbe
United States court in Kansas, have gone
again into the Indian Territory or in any
way broken faith in respect to tho agree
ment, in pursuance of which tbe dismissal
of protection was ordered, also that Capt.
Couch bad, at your request, gone quietly
into the Territory with a view of ascertain
ing the number of prisoners
there, etc., tbe persons against whom
tbe criminal proceedings wero pending
were tbe representatives of a class ot per
sons bonded and associated together for tbe
purpose of unlawful invasion of tbe Indian
Territory and upon a settlement and promi
ses made by yourself and others to this de
partment and tb department of justice tbat
the Oklahoma boomers, Couch's cavalry
colony, or anj of lli.i persons associated
therewith, would make no further attempt
at unlawful settlement In the Territory, and
that they bad dUbanded their organization,
etc, eta; that criminal proceedings were
stopped, and it it with great disappointment
the tbo department learns of tbe renewal of
tbe attempts of unlawful invasion of tbe
Territory by tbese tame persons, whatever
may be the name or title under which tbey
are banded or organized. This will make
tbe government more cautious in any furth
er dealings with them. Mr. Couch should
not co into tbe Indian Territory for any
purpose and if be does go without a permit
he would be guilty of an open violation of
AVRAID OP LANS TITLES.
Governor Boss, of New Mexico, in his
annual report, dwells upon tbe fact that im
migration into tbe territory it restricted by
fear as to tbe validity of land titles there.
NEW NAVAL BOARD.
The old naval retiring board has be dis
solved, aud a new one formed composed of
Bear Admiral Jno. L. Warding and Catin
A. W. Weaver. Medical directors: Thos.
J. Turner, Win. T. Hood and Capt. Richard
BUREAU OF NAV18ATJ0S.
O. J. Walker, chief of tbo bureau of nav
igation, in his annual rrptrt to the secretary
of tbe navy, submits esliawtes for $18,000
or me support or iae oureau during tbe
next fiscal year. Commodoro "Walker
strongly recommends an increase in tbe
Clerical lorco eoeared in clatsifvlnir and
copying the naval itcords of the war for
publication, lie submits aa appendices tbe
reports of tbo beadt of several divisions of
nis Dureau. ana calls attention to thIr ran.
Tbe chief ot the secret aerv ice diviiion In
his annual report to tbe solicitor of the
treasury, shows that durimr the last fiuI
year 444 arrests were made by the opera.
bivvaui mo aervice, ihuku oj local omcers,
a largo majority of which were for patting,
dealing in or manufacturing counterfeit
money. Tbe amount of counterfeit money
captured during tho year wat $805,680,
mainly in "flash" notes. A Urge amount of
plates, diet, moulds and counterfeiting ma
terial wat seized and deatroyed. Tha
chief of the division expresses the opinion
tbat there are now in the hands
of counterfeiters about $100,000 In bate
monoy of tbe followingcharactors: In $20
silver certificate, $10 United Stata note.
f 10 of the Third National bank of Ctncin
EAti and $6 United States note. Tha re
port tavt the counterfekifi, of cobs is on
the increase, which, In th cat of. the five
oast ntcsei. it duo to tbe oweanty Between
its faca and tha intrinsic value. It" also
speaksof the. good results of the law for
tbe punishment of persons "who counterfeit
foreign money and securities. Tha report
alto says tbat while counterfeiters of paper
money bave Deen unusually
active during tbe put year
tuey navo been generally unsuccessful in
their efforts to float the results of their work.
A recommendation is made for legislative
prohibition in tbe making of die or moulds
for makinc fac-similes for business purpose!
of United State coins and another for leeis
lation to extend the service so as to include
authority to act in cases of frauds against
SUALLTOX IN NOVA SCOTIA.
The secretary of state received Information
from tho vice-consul at Cbnrloltetown, N.
H., to-day tbat an epidemic if smallpox has
broke out in tbat town. About thirty cases
have been reported to date. Tbo authori
ties aro takiojr encrceltc steps to sunDrcts
State department officials positively denv
tbat tbe president has made any request fur
papers in regard to tho condition of our
naturalized citizens in Austria and Germany,
or tbat there is any truth whatever in tbe
Washington special to u New York paper
sent In tbese dispatches this afternoon.
Baldwin Found Guilty.
Autoison, Kas.,Nov. 18 At 6:30 o'clock
tbit mori.ing, alter an all night scission, tbe
the jury in the Baldwin murder caso an
nounced tbat they had reached a verdict.
The judge, court officers, attorneya and de
fendant wero promptly notified, and at 7:10
thu court wat formally convened to receive
tbe verdict. Meanwhile tha intelligence
spread about the city and tbe people began
to pour into tho court room. Women
came bareheaded, men outliers and hatless,
and when the judfee arrived tbe room was
very full. The dcleiidant and his young
wife and aged mother wero in their usual
scats. Tbe defendant wore a look of confi
dence and talked with his wile while the
people were gathering, llu attorney, Mr.
Wairner. however, wore look of anxiety
and doubt, while County Attorney Gilbert
and his associate in tho case, Judge Glenn,
looKea ncpeiui ana expectant.
Tbo people were ditided and a hunir iurv
was the General expectation. When ouiet
bad been restored. Bailiff Sbaw marshalled
the jury into the jury box, where it had sat
o patiently for five dats. There was a
breathless suspense, while tho verdict,which
the foreman banded tbo court, was being
openeu, ana a nusnea silliness in tbo room
when the clerk read the verdict in form, aa
follows: "We. tbe iurv. find the defendant
guuiy oi murder in tue first degree, as
charged in tbo flrst count m tbe informa
A demonstration of approval went round
tho room. Men and women rushed to tbo
jury to congratulate them. Tho women
were the most demonstrative, each jury
mast havinir all he could attend to. The
defendant's mother knelt and began n hys
teric prayer. ine wile cowered in ber
shame, but tho defendant Eat through the
excitement with his usual stoical manner,
making no outward sign of bis feeling.
The verdict in and tho jury polled, tho
court adjourned until 9 o'clock.
Tho jurymen report that they took a bal
lot promptly upon going into tho reotn, at
7:45 last night. The tote stood eleven for
conviction and one blank. Tho odd juror
stated that hu would like to think out tbe
evidencoand read the judge's charge before
making up his mind. At C.50 a. in. a second
ballot w.-n taken, twelve votes being record
ed tor conviction.
Ho had spent bis portion of his fathei't es
tate. His sister still preserved her share in
tact and was about to marry. To prevent
tbit marriage, and at tho same time secure
tho inheritance to his mother, so he might
pet tho estate finally, was the theory adopted
by tbe prosecution. Tho chain of circum
stances against Baldwin was at tho time so
broken, tbat although it was n capital of
fense, lb murt admitted him to bail in the
sum of $20,000. and accepted bis mother as
sure!. By dint of hard work, however, and
traveling to n mote cities in search of evi
dence, tho county attorney completed u
solid unbroken ihairi of circumstances,
which admitted of no other theory than that
of the dt-fendant's guilt. Anew trial will
boaked for. It will probably not benrant
d either by Judgu Martin or the supreme
Philadelphia, Nov. IS. An explosion
occurred at the lubricating works at the
Miflui stoel wharf. Tlio extent of tho dam
age is not known, but aa a telegram ha been
received requesting all the ambulances in
the city to be sent there at once, it is feared
many ppopln hnte. been hurt.
It is reported lhi.1 thirteen men havo been
seriously buTied. Somo of them have been
taken to the hospital. Two men are misting
and ono is supposed to bavo been burned to
NionT Buronr. Alex Bink was under
the tank when tho explosion occurred.
Michael Cavenuush in attempting to rescue
the body wa badly burned. Ho succeeded
in grasping Banks by the foot but it parted
from the body und he was compelled to re
treat. Charles McLe.n and Arthur Gruber
wcro found Iving near the still bath terribly
Durneo. sevirai oilier workmen were
slightly injured. The bodv of the mitsinr
hoy, Charles Marshall, was finally recov
The President After Information.
New Yof-k, Nov. 18. A Wasbinijten-.
special savs: The President hat called on
the state department for a full statement of
relation with Germany and Austria ia re
gard to thn treatment of naturalized ciiiaens-
of tbe United States in thiso countrw. It-
is understood that the president is deter
mined that the United States shall na longer
remain inactive on this question, fn too
event of Germany and Austria ignoring our
protest it is believed that the severance of
all diplomatications with theso countries
would rapidly bring around a crisis.
It is not thought probable that tbe
president will mention the trouble in k
message, but he will make powerful sug
gestions about the need of a new navy and
the alarming condition of our coast defen
ses. In conclusion the special says: "In
case matters do not mend before the ad
journment of congress, tho presidenL will
make it tbe subject of a special message,
urging upon the legislative branch of tbe
government tbe absolute necessity ot form
ing such a manner of offense and defense
that in caso tho worst comes this country
should not be caught napping."
It is not thought the president will put
the matter as bluntly as this, but will mean
all the same.
Omaha. Nov. 18. Gen. H oward has re
ceived from Gen. Hatch, of Fort McKinncy,
v . a., ois repon regaruin r the recent dep
'rcdations by the Indians in tbat vicinity,
which caused considerable uneasiness among
the settlers near the Ar jpaboo reservation.
The sheriff of Jobnsor., with n posse, traced
tho marauding Indiajii, to tho Arapahoe
reservation, and oppl'.i-d to the chief to have
those who had been faff their reservation on
a thieving expedition, given up. Ho suc
ceeded in getting only to turned over to
him to be dealt ith by civil authorities.
Gen. Howard trrt if they nro severely dealt
with by the authorities there is liable to b
serious troubl' . rrobably an Arapahon out
break, lie 11 itimatoa these Indians have not
been fairly t- tinted by tno government and
they bad be,en started. They aro tho same
inaian. wn o last year appealed lor some
kind of phytic that would keep their child
ren from becoming hungry.
Fjouth Carolina Methods.
Ciia rleston, S. C, Nov. 18. A terrible
trageiy waa enacted in Edgefield county to
day. A whito men named Bobert Jones oc
cupied soaia land rented from hit relative,
Charles and Edward I resley. They notified
him tbat as 7iu could no longer pay tho rent
he must vacate to-diy. Jones went to a
field where Edward Presley, aged 80, and
hit ton, Charles Edward, Jr., were plow
ing, end shot Charles Presley
dead. Edward started in pursuit
and stabbed him mortally with knife.
Jones then reloaded his gun and killed the
father, old Mr. Presley, who is the grand
father of Jones' wife. " Jones then came to
tho court house, entered tho jail and sur
rendered, remarking that he had killed
three of tho best men in tho country.
Another account it that tho Presieys went
to the field where .fnnea wa working and
Jones killed them in self defense
Undoubtedly Set On Fire.
New York, Nov. 18. A special from
Durbman, Georgii, eavs: A building used
at a colored female seminary in this town
was destroyed at 1 o'clock this morning.
Seteral monlht ago the nothern Methodists
purchased iho building, and the citizens
objected strongly to th location of a negro
institute on the site, and every effort was
made to effect an agreement which would
change the location to another part of the
town. Soon after tbe opening of the school
an unsuccessful attempt was mado to assassi
nate tbe principle by shooting him at night.
aner calling mm to bis door. INollv.
flV t.J. ;.,: 1 t Z n i.
fire is a mystery. Mrs. Butberfurd B. Hayes
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theschoolV ."-,. "',thoNiaioDai Rabbinical convention of the
0 Reformed Hebrew church to-day, retolu-
The National Granira.
w. ,a , , , , . 'tbsl mere it noming in iuu suirn ui uu-
om NSi,.I 7fv T d V"!""1 . " pnt th0 introduction
or the Katioual Orange, w. H. Tootbacber, j- 1-in inlitip whom net-
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longer reject the opportunity offered through
mis organization or leaving our impress up
on thn institutions and laws of our coun
The report was accepted.
J. E. 1111, of Wett Virginia, submitted a
report from tbe committee on education. It
strongly recommends tbe establishment of
grange libraries, ana declares tbat it is to tbe
larm the nation must look for tbat element
of stability, which is so much lacLinsr in our
great, cine, several omer report wure
The National Orange Patrons of Hus
bandry elected officers to-day, and adopted
rcsomuon placing toe weuare ot tbe gov
ernment above all party considerations, rec
ognizing equality oftbe two sexes, aad urg
ing former to protect tbeir interests through
the ballot, and favoring making tbe com
nUssioncr ot agriculture a cabinet office.
XOPSKA, &aa., nov. 17. a traveling man
brings to tUs city tbe news of tbe murder,
near PerryviWe, of George Cockrell by bis
brother. Horns Cockrell, after a short dis
pute about whether a SBjacient quantity of
tone bad been drawn to comnlete a fence.
Tbe deed was committed In cold blood, after
tbe dispute, tbe murderer using a shot gun
and djsemboweling hi brother. Ha then
took potsestion of the house, drove every-
Doay away ana guaroea tne place wita an
ax. He bat not yet been captured.
Lawrence, Nov. 17. Yesterday evening
two oroioers, ueorge ana juorgan uorKreii,
living near Williamttown, in Jefferson
county, got into a quarrel over tome work
tbey had been doing. The amount in dis
pute wa forty cents, and after a few words
George threw his brother down and held
him until a man by tbe name of White in
terfered and parted them. Morgan wa so
enraged that he immediately started fur bis
gun which be procured, and coming back
started to shoot hi brother. George
caught bold of White and held blm in front
ot bimself. Morgan then thrust tbe muzzle
ot tne gun between Whites arms and bit
body and discharged the full load into tbe
upper part of George' abdomen, killing
him almott instantly. The brothers are
creditably reported here to be nsphewt of
Senator Cockrell of Missouri.
New York, Nov. IS. The National
Base Ball league met at noon to-day in the
Fifth Avenue hotel. All the clubs in the
league were represented. Officer of the
leacue for the ensuing year were elected as
follows: President and secretary, N. E.
Young, Washington; directors. John B. Ma
loney, U. Y. Lucas, A. IL Soden and J. K.
Allen. The day was pasted in considering
amendments to the constitution of the
league and making some slight alterations
in tha playing rules. The league will meet
again to-morrow, when the limit rule relat
ing to salaries will be considered.
Barbed Wire Folks,
CniCAoo. Nov. 18. Tho American associ
ation of barbed wire manufacturer met
here laat evening, and representatives were
present lrom all parts ot tbe country. Tbe
object of the meeting was to endeavor to
effect the formation of a strong dooI. which
would completely control tbe production of
too entire manufacturing interest of tbe
country and array an unalterable scale of
prices to which all must adhere. A con
tract was formed by which the output was
to be regulated by a central committee ap
pointed by tho pool. Committees wcro ap
pointed to nominate officers of tbe associa
tion and Jto schedule tbo producing capacity
of each manufactory, in order that a re
munerative pi oposaf ef production might be
Hand In Hana.
Portland, Oregon, Nov. 18. In ballot
ing to-day for United States Senator, Mitch
el's voto on tbe first ballot wa 27, George
H. Williams 14, scattering 11. Tbe Demo
crats voted solidly for Slater. On tbo second
ballot three Kepublicans changed to
Mitchell, making him 30. Then, as per
agreement last night, seventeen Democrats
t oted for Mitchell, making him 47. It re
quired 4S to elect. After this there were
other changes, the ballot officially
being, for Mitchell 65, of which
23 were Kepublicans and 17 Democrats;
Williams 13, Stater, L-nocrat, 20, scatter
ing 2. Tbo Democrats who voted for
Mitchell justify their voting for a Republi
can senator, on the grounds tbat he has
pledged himself to support tbe Democratic
national administration in whatever may be
rcouired of him. They voted for him under
the authority of the caucus, and so made
the election a party act
CnirAOc, Nov. 18. Toe third game of
the balk-line tournament was played to
night by Slosson and Sbaeffer. Sbaeffer
bad tho services of W. H. Cotton, of St.
Loui, as bis umpire. The bank for the
lead was won by Sbaeffer, but be failed to
count in tho inning. At the end of the fifth
inning the call was, alosson, VLi; anaener.
53. In the eighth, Slosson, 20.'; Shaeffer,
91. In the next inning, Shaeffer, who had
been plating badly, did somo superb balk-
line work, stopping at 80. In the tenth n-
mng slosson was 512, onaeuvr 11. rour
successive innings Shaeffer then scored
blanks, Slosson making only 3(J. In ihe
sixteenth Slosson was 414, Shaeffer 217.
At tbe clone of tbe twenty-ninth inning
Slosson had 683, Shaefler 399; in the thirty
third inning Sbaeffer ran 97, which carried
bis score to 601, loton b'J. wnen anaener
missed a difficult bank the balls were lett
well for olo-son, wbo easily ran six and
closed tbe came at eight minutes before 11
o'clock. Sbaeffer and Vignaux play to-mor
row night. Shaeffer 601, average 15 6-3J,
highest run 85. Slosson 600, average 18 6-33,
highest run 83.
A, O. U. W.
Lawkente. Nov. 18. Tbe convention of
tho Graad Legion Select Knights, A. O. U.
W. for the district of Kantaa and Nebraska,
whice bus been in session for the past two
days, closed its session to-night and adjourn
ed. The following officers were elected for
thv ensuing trm of two ears: G. C, J. A.
Montgomery, Lawrence; G. V. C, If. A.
Koslman. Atchison; G. L. C, F. C. Fred
nek, Topeka; G. M., P. Steen,
TL Scott; grand recorder, E. M. Ford, Era
periar grand treasurer. C. F. Scooten, Wat
ersville; grand standard bearer, D. S. Cas
sell, Parsons; grand standard warden. C. F.
Chase, Topeka; grand guard, A. H. Mc
Avery, Parsons; grand trustee, M. K. Rob
lin, Emporia. The following representatives
to the supremo legion, which meets at Saint
Paul, Minnesota, in August, '87, were elect
ed: J. F. McMullin, Winfield; E. F. Smolt,
Nickersoi.; 11 E. Ccneder, Tokeka. The
convention will meet next time in Wichita
on the second Tuesday iu October, 1887.
Ventilating the Rottenness.
CniCAoo, Nov. 18. To-day during the
nrofress of an investigation of the county
insane asvlum. which is being conducted
hero. Dr. Kiernan testified that when bo
took charge of tbe asy lun. a year ago, he
found patients tied with ropes and straight
jackets; owcr patients wero covcreo. wuu
sores, tied up witn Hitny rags iniesiea wim
vermin and maggots. Other witnesses tes
tified to cases of similar neglect and abuse
of patients by the attendants. In tome in
stances chloral being given In large quanti
ties to keep patients asleep or too stupenea
to be troublesome.
"Winnepeo, Nov 18. The will of Louis
David Kiel, mado in the Begina jail Nov.
0, bas been given out. It is a long ramb
ling document, and consists mainly oi ex
pressions of faith in tho Catholic church
and supplication for forgiveness from all
whom be bas wrongea or ouenaea. tie
pardons those who bavo persecuted him to
death. No mention is made of any proper
ty, lie closes with an admonition to his
wife to bring up their children in a Chris
tian manner, and says he leaves them neith
er gold nor silver, but trusts that God in
spires tbo truly paiernai oiessing no gives
Pittsburg. Pa.. Nov. 18. At the con
ference of tbe coal operators and officials ot
the Minors' association, to-day, a comprom-
iio was effected on me basis ol tbe opera
tort' proposition, guaranteeing a steady
year's work at 2 cents per bushel for min
im- This was tho rate ruling before the
' stnep. which was for an
wnicll was lor an aanmonai nan
cent per bushel. Work will probably be
resumed at all tho river mine next Monday
Tim strike waa inaugurated fire months ago,
and affected 5,000 men. There is great re
joicing along the rivers over a settlement.
Toronto, Ka., Nov. 18. At one o'clock
yesterday the roof of tbe steam mill at Coy
ville caught fire from the friction of a pul
ley, and burned hair of the roof up, when it
wim put out. A watch was kept on it till
midnight, and thinking there was no further
danger the watchman left. At 2 o'clock
th flames airain broke out. consuming the
entire mill and about 4,000 bushels ot grain,
which was stored In tbo upper noors. mo
property belonged to Harshberger & Co.,
uid is said to be insured for $4,000.
FliiLADKUfitA, Nov 18. An autopsy
i held lo-dav at the receiving vault of
tio Monument cemetery on the body of
WUUllougb, tne oeaa trageoian. inure
prt of the autopsy confirm the theory of
l. Engel as opposed to that of the Bloom
inrdale asylum authorities. Engel held
tint death ensued from thrombosis or
bbod clot in tbe brain arteries; the other
physicians asenbed tbe trouble to general
caises. Tbe body was found excellently
NiCKERsoN,Ks.,Nov. 18. The directors
oftbe Nickerton and Panhandle Railroad
ettt thit evening nnd effected a permanent
organization by eleeting A. S. Kent, presl.
nVit; G. W. Sain and Ed Myers, vico presi
ViU; B. Brigbtmayer, secretary; D. S.
Di, treasurer. Prominent railroad men
from abroad were present. It begins to
lock as If the Nickerton and Panhandle
wculd pan out all right
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PrrrsBirao. Nov. 18. At the session of
lions were unanimous l' " "a"
bon anD"n. ?ona ?? " p"
aid a tymbol of tbe unity of Judaism tbe
wtrld over is recognized.
, Ten Persons Polaoned,
Poston, Nor. 18. Dennis Annie wu ar
reted to-day, charged with poisoning ten
prsons in the family of Chat. W. Parker,
o this city, by putting arsenic ia tbe flour
crrel when discharged from her position as
cbk about three weeks ago. The family
ht been tuSerlne ever since. Aa analy-
ti tbowed enough e-tenic remaining la the
txrel to kill the entire family. The girl
Dinis Annie, acknowledge tbe poisoning.
ir. Louis, Nor. 18. Report to tbe Na
tloal Humane societies' convention indi
ct that cruelty to animal is on tbe de
creae. chiefly through tha societies' effort.
Thnumber of doa and ciiclHa flarbt b
grsfly reduced. '
London. Nov. is Th TtrWtit, r- i
Burniah bavo carried tbe forts In the vicini
ty of Minbla. and captured the city after
.j.. uuun, unog irom me noaung Dauenet,
tbe armed launches and the heavy gun on
board tbe rteamer. The British bad four
men killed and twenty-seven wounded.
Minbla was the most strongly fortified poti-
,u vu river, ana oy lit capture tba way
It cleared for the Brititb to advance to Man
delay, at the fort, at An. tl mil rnm
the Burmese capital, are only slight struc-
,r -osiarison wua loose ai Jiinbia.
The Bnlirarian.- aftpr A-mrtria. flit.,;n.
have carried every one of the serious posi-
.i wuicu were menacirg cuvenltza.
Prince Alexander led the Bulgarian columns
King Milan was welcomed by the inhabi
tants of Tzanbrod as the liberator. The
Servians have been enthusiastically received
everywhere in Bulgaria. The pooplo com
plain nf the Bulgarian administration.
ibo queen to-day signed the proclamation
Tho Daily News hu a dispatch Irom
Sofia confirming tho report of a Bulrarian
victory. The Servians lost ten guns and 350
horses, and it is estimated tbat 3,000 Servi
ans were killed or wounded. Tho Bulgar
ians on Tuesday captured 200 Servian cav
alry. The Bulgarians bavo again repulsed
attacks on the dragoman. The Daily Tele
graph says it Is almost certain that Greece
will go to war. A captain of tho
Greek navy has started tor
London to purchase men-of-war. A dis
patch from Sofia says troops aro arriving
therefrom Koumelia. Twenty-flvo thous
and Servians were engaged yesterday near
juvcimza, wnue mere were only la.uuu Bul
garians in tho engagement. There wa des
perate fighting at Slivenitza to-day. The
Bulgarians forced tho Sen Ian right wing
oacK as me point 01 tno Dayonet lor several
kilometres with great losses. It is reported
that the Servians fired upon tho Bed Cross
ambulances. A military force from
Widden has mado a successful
Inroad Into bervia, capturing 150 prisoners.
Tbe Servians retreated in disorder from
Buitcbene, Smoltiecba and Tudon. Tbo
following Servian accountis from Tsarihrod:
The Servians found the Bulgarians of unex
pected strength at Slivenitza. The Servians,
after continuous fighting for eighteen hours,
are slowly pressing I'nnce Alexander to
wards Sofia, tbo Bulgarians disputing every
inch. lbirty tbousand Servians were
engaged in yesterday's fighting at Slivenitza.
A dispatch from Belgrade says: Queen
Natalie bas received a telegram from Zmt-
char announcing the fall of Widdin. Tho
samo dispatch ssys that a portion of tbe
Moravian division, alter a severe fight, cap
tured Kadomira. Four hundred prisoners
nave arrived at Belgrade from the front.
Ihe itoumaman government is massing
troops on tbo Bassarobian frontier in view
of tho possibility of Austria requiring assist
ance against uussia.
Belgrade, Nov. IS. An official from the
front states that the Servians entered Bres-
niki yesterday. The town has been aban
doned by tho Bulgarians, wbo in their haste
lett eight guns bebtnd tbem. ihe capture
of Bresniki leaves tbat route open to Sofia.
Tho Bulgarian army of tho Widdin district
may be considered completely destroyed
1 bo olbcial messago relative to tno en
gagements near Slivenitza says: After
beavy fighting Prince. Alexander was forced
to retreat to slivenitza. liotb sides lost
heavily. Sharp lighting has occurred on
left of the Servian advance line, where both
forces hold their position.
A further dispatch of the capture of
uresniki states mat tne Servians earned
eighteen lines of entrenchments and cap-
lured 101 prisoners, witn a number ot ritle.
The Bulgarian commander at Bresniki fled.
leaving his military papers behind. The
Bulgarian volunteers with their leader also
Pakis, Nov. 18 Tho mavor of Athens
informed the minuter of foreign affairs to
day that Greece could not remain inactive
during the present struggle in tbe Balkans,
and would be obliged shortly to invade Ot
Constantinople, Nov. 18 The porte
has formally protected to the powers against
tbe Servian invasion of Bulgaria, reserving
tbe right to take military action in the mat
St. PeteesbUiig, Nov. It is reported
here that the army divisions In the Kieff,
Kbarkoffand Odessa districts bave been or
dered to prepare to mobilize at any moment.
Cqicaoo, ov. 18. At the national con
vention of cattle growers this morning, tbe
committee appointed to arrange the order of
business for tbe day and also charged with
tbe duties of preparing a series of resolu
tions, which would embody tho subject
discussed yesterday, found it dimcult to
agree and thus deliberation was prolonged.
There was an increased attendance of dele
gates and interest in tbe work of the con
Chicago. Nov. 18. The second days' ses
sion of tbe National Cattle Growers Asso
ciation of America opened with President
Uenry 1. Alvord in tbe cbair. Iho chair
man of tbe committee on resolutions then
mado his report. The resolutions provide
for the to! lowing: Finance committee of
five to collect subscriptions and raise funds
to prosecute means of legislation. This
committee is to act under the directions of
the executive committee of the National
Cattle Growers association. Tbe committee
is to gather and give the press authentic in
formation regarding contagious diseases,
so as to remove popular miscon
ception, and a third committee
is to ugo upon congress tho necessity of
perfecting tbe existing laws and make pro
visions for national oversight of cattle dis
eases by tbe commissioner of agriculture.
The resolutions asked for an appropriation
ut not less than $1,500,000 trom congress to
pay for diseased cattle slaughtered, and also
to provide for tbo payment of exports to
settle tho value of cattlo on tbe basis of
health before infection. The resolutions
wero finally adopted.
Tho Cattle Growers' convention adopted
resolutions call ng upon state and national
legislatures to suppress or regulate tbe
sale of adulturated dairy products; also
calling for congressional aid in stamping
ont cattlo diseases. Adjourned sine die.
Harper, Ks., Nov. 18. The Daily
Graphic, this morning, announced tho safe
of a half interest in tbe entire establishment
to M. A. Hull, tho consideration being
S5.000. Mr. Hull has been with the papur
eight months and is familiar with tho busi
ness. C. S. Finch will continue as editor
and head of tho firm.
New Orleans, Nov. 18. Tho steamer.
Popular Bluff, with 450 bales of cotton, waa
burned Sunday, at tho mouth of Blaek riv
er. .Loss $2b,OuO.
Want Adequate Appropriations.
Kansas Citt, Nov. 18. The executivo
committee of the Missouri river improvement
commission in session here, has determined
to issue a call to-morrow for a mass conven
tion, to be held in this city December 29tb,
whereat all tbo states and terntones interest'
cd will be represented. The purpose is to
secure adequate congressional appropria
tions. Dodcre City's Band.
Dodoe Citt, Nov. 18 Tho Cow Boy
band of this city, numbering twenty-three
members, leave to-night for the National
Cattlo and Horso Glowers' convention to be
beld at St. Louis, stopping over at Topeka,
where they will give a band concert at the
Grand opera house, Thursday night, and at
Kansas City Saturday night, arriving at St.
Louis Monday night.
Well, Guess Not.
New York, Nov. 18. A Philadelphia
special says: Considerable uncaainess x
ists over the refusal oftbe Baltimore & Ohio
railroad company to sign the Trunk Line
agreement All other companies have ap
proved the compact
WAsniNOTON. D. C Nov. 10: 1 a. m.
The indications for tho Missouri Valley are:
Fair weather; slowly riling temperature; var
Boston. Nov. 18. Mrs. Loud wat vester-
dav granted a divorco from her husband,tbe
State street banker, On tbe ground of cruel
Somethln: A 'out Gypsies.
A lata writar on cyp-ie; inform tu tbat
"Atonge who organix.-d tie Kcol Polytech
mqur, gave a cow direction to public in
riructioniu France, suggoitel th tcsentins
txpedltiou to Egypt in 17UJ, Isl it, and
brought it, in tplie ot tha ultimate defeat
of tbe French army on tbe Jfilo, to a sac
eeisfu! issue was the sou of gypie, born
ia a van at n fair, aud brought up, until ho
was of an age to go to school, in company
with a dancing bar and other accompi.sbe.1
aniaial. Uongo inrsntad descriptive geom
etry. Hi early lifs wo worked up by Vic
tor HC50 Iu 'L'Homuwqui Hit.' Ho alto
aay that "Miss Neilson, tha actress, de
rived ber Leauty from a tmuy mother.
Sir Walter Scott had a good basis of reality
iu his picture) of gypsy life In "Ouy Han
Bering.' gypsies ore not beld in suspicion
or dislike in France. Now and than they
pilfer, but they are seldom accused of mur
der or ereat felonies. On the whole, tbey
an industrious and thrifty, although they
retdd in van and Iosm! wandering live.
Strongest Boris In thn Wold.
Tbe Bcientico American contains a wool-
cut of a horse said to b th tronget In the
world. It i of a Belgian breed, it about six
teat high, and weighs 1.330 pound. It is a
clnmty-lcoking animal, with a small bead,
strongly susga-ting that of a cnnt, set
noon on extremely thick neck, a round
compact body, heavy snooldars and
haunch , and thick lags, but not remark-
ably lore hoof, the latttr bsiag fairly high
aad of good shape.
EOTOSlNta THE MEN.
A Htdlelooa Drag Clerk rnfbld. the S
cxwt or Ken's BMBty.
Be waa handling some mysterious little
parcels at tbe toilet counter of a fashionable
drug-store. "I'll twocble you to send It to
my quarters, if yon don't mind. You'll
send it early! AS, thanks, awfully! Then
with a few languid strides be carried him
self to tbo door and strolled down the street
throwing hi beavy born-haadlad cane right
acre bis path at every step, then dexter
ously jerking it away jiut la time to let
"Vanilla cream," laid tbe reporter, tots
big a nickel on the marble la front of tbe
soda fountain. Tbe druggist looked amnted
a be drew the water, and stood railing at
the scribe a he ditpo-ed of It
"What is ttr asked tbe scribe.
"A duds," wa tbe reply. "What do yon
think be buysl Yon couldn't gueta." Tben
he bant oyer and whispered hi the reporter's
"Rouge. Yes, rouge, for the cheek and
lips, and face powder, too, and be wears
corset," replied and druggist, in a hoarse
whisper. Tben he proceeded to let out
soma astonishing secret. "There are lots of
them in this city, more than anywhere
I bavo ever been, and I've stood in drug
stores in most of tbe large cities. W tell
more cosmetic to man here than to woman.
Comparatively few women la Watbington
paint and most of them have pretty good
complexion. It' the men.- Tbey buy all
the fancy French powders and paints, color
tbeir cheeks and lips, and pencil their
brows, I could stand at tbo door a few
minute with you and pout oat any number
who do all thit and you can see for yourself,
if you take the trouble to notice, tbat tbey
all wear corset. You didn't know tbatl
Pshaw; it' a common thing among these
fell ovm, who don't have anything to do but
Ix themselves up to pleasa silly girl.
"But what kind of fellows aro they " a'ked
be scribe, becoming interested ia tbe new
"Tbey are mostly young men whose fath
ers bave made torn" money and then died
and left them to spend it Of course lt't
only tho youn? ones. Nona of the men who
bave seen service would do such a thing.
But you know soma ot tbese young fellow
who are on duty here and spend their Urns
ia ladies' society get very effeminata. I
suppos3 if we shoull have a war tbey would
get over It or resign. Don't mention it,
pleas?" Tben the druggist becams more
confidential. "But they do u-o lota of pow
der," and then ho laughed at his own joke.
"Yea," ho continued, "It Is sad to see bow
men use cosmetic. Tbey teem to care more
about looking pretty than school-girl do.
Why, evon thi girls themselves get ashamst
of it and declare thsyaradbgustad and will
depend upon long walks, coll water, and
flannel for their complexion, and will stop
using powder of any kind.- There are lots
of them who never use a bit, and there's
where they are sensible. The bast thing for
the complexion is exsreiso and flannel un
derwear. Flannel stimulate the skin,
bring about a bsaltby action of the blood
which i esseutial for delicacy aad clearness
of tint Frequently thosa who have the
twst complexions bother about it least"
An Old Saginaw Trailer' Story.
(Detroit Freo FIesj.1
After finishing our repast 1 made my way
to the top of the sand ridge, where I couli
look out upon the bay. The weather had
been so coll tie nigbt before tbat It made
ice strong enough to bear for soma distanco
out On this ice were congregated tbe an
tra village, ninety or a bundled men,
women, and papooses. Tho sight wa
unique. All were on tbe go; some on skate
and some in tbeir moccasins. Thsy would
rush for a short distanco in one direction,
tben dodge off at right angles, frequently
colliding, and a wbole group would be
floundering on tha tee; then up and off again,
all watching something at their feet, and
stopping from time to time to cut a hols in
the ice, out ot which they would haul a
I made my way among them, foanl the
ice about two inche thick, tin watar below
it about a foot deep; a white sand bottom.
and th ice so claar you could son lUb
through teas plain a if upon tha surface. I
put on a pair of skate to try my bani at
the sport, and notwithstanding I wat heavily
handicapped with the dinner I bad eaten, I
wa able to capture a twenty-pound trout
I bad several mishaps and collision, falls,
etc, which only adlei to tbe noit ant
hilarity. It may not be generally known that
a nsh in shallow watr, if clot sly pursutj
and kept frightened, will toon exhaust him
self, turn over on bis back, and allow him
self to be taen oat On that morning, be
fore wa left tbe ice, tha InlUn had a pit
of fish that would haye measure! more than
half a cori. But I can not truthfully edd
"and it waa not a good day for flthirg
Not the Conventional Madonna.
t'ew York Cor. Chicago Jounal
A ripple ot merry chttter is reported
from a circle of our saciaty belle now ir
Saratoga. Taa line between Jew anl
Christian remains uniiramed in that resort
Tho men of tha tw kind may associate a
little, bat the women never. A small and
salden fair was beld in th parlor of a
minor hotel, for the benefit ot the Grant
monument fund. The women guests were
asked to contribute such handiwork as they
could get read without delay, and for a
hw days tbeir needles were very b sy.
There haJ been a hoiit&acy about inviting
th3 Jewesses ot tbe house to take part in the
affair, but the decision wa that to let them
in would not Imply a social recognition.
Toit cane to the Jewish ears, ot course, and
some declined to participate Not so the
fairest and richost Rttocca of them alL She
promisei to give a hanisoma piece of em
broidery. 'And to prove that I bold no race pre
judice.'' she added, with omiaoas twojt
nes, "I shall work on satin a Madonna."
Sho secluded herself in her room whilo on
the job, and the gentile maidens praiiei
her for consenting to embroider the most
raverei ot Christianity' saiatj. Bat when
the thing was unrolkid to be placed on sale
the countenance of Mary wa fount to
be, not the conventional portraiture, but the
typical faca of a Ja a '.
"As tha mother of Christ was one of my
people," the demurely remarked, "I thoogbt
t, was right to be correct ia my work."
The purchaser was a Jew.
Tile Same aa Stealings
From a Uicbijan supreme court decision
In the case of sharper who had swindled a
countryman by a familiar card trick: "We
do not think it protitabla to draw overnice
metaphysical distinction to save thieves
from punishment If rogues conspire to get
sway a man' money by such trick a tbr-a
which were playel here, it it not going
beyond the settled role of law to bold that
the fraud ammintn to tllnt."
The manager gladdened tha hearts ot the
members by ordering a drink, and after all
had been served, hs said: "I was talking to
day with a commercial friend of mine, and
bo told me a story about a drummer who
called in at hit place last wsek to sell soot
goods. The young man wa rery perti
nacious, and the first man he encountered
wu the proprietor of tha store, who told
him thnt the buyer wat tip-stair.", and that
tbey didn't care for anything in hit line
anyway. Hut tbe drummer lnsittai, and
started up-stairs to see the buyer, wbo wat
buiy with a customer. II saw th young
drumnur approaching and waved him off,
but he ttarted to open hh sample -case anl
expatiate on tha moriti of bi goods.
Finally he became vary annoying and the
buyer took him by th collar, lad him to tha
bead of the stair and kicked blm down.
When bo reached the first floor the propri
etor saw him coming, and, imagining what
wa up, ran to meet him and kicked him a
far as the office. A salesman who happened
to be passing took a playful kick at th un
fortunate Hebrew, and sent him a tar a
th door. Here the porter wa standing,
and be took the young man by tba collar
and kicked him into tha street He felt in
the gutter with a dull thud, bat hi tense of
'businetV did not de-ert him for a moment
Picking himself up, he looked bock at tbe
store admiringly, and ejaculated: "My
Oot, rot a sysdeml"
American Idea in Europe.
IBurdette m Brooklyn Eagle.
'Russia it building a strategic railway to
tbo Austrian frontier " Voa kn owl what a
atratecla railway is. don't voul Buyait'
right of way from the farmers for an ao-
nual pot?, tben gets all the loud condemned
and takes up the pea,, then gets a ttate
groat of two or three counties for the direct-
ore, buy It iron on long time, and pay for
its grading witn eonsirucucn Donas, men
Issues equipment bonds to pay for rolling
ttock, borrows all tha money in the country
on the mortgages colli In everything out-
Handing and eichhirt it for a deficit,
changes it nams ,'rom the "North and
South Air line" to the "I.Vt and Wwt Short
iine, uiviuw su. r,aS om vusuinrswsa
and runt tha road on tba deficit
t uimj um
new in Rauia, but it an old with ut. Coou-
try't just full of strategic railway.
Fores ef Habit.
"It this tho lost train northf aaked a
ttout littld gentleman, roshfng into a rail
"So. there 1 another ia forty-fly min
ute. All aboard!'' cried tbe conductor.
"Almost on hour to woltP sighed the
little man, dropping into a t and mop.
ping hi brow with his handktrebbf.
"But you bave plenty cf time to catoh
this train," sold th conductor.
"This train! Well, I'm b'smed; ot course
I hare. I'm to used to catching tne laat
train whoop! bold 001" and the little gen
tleman bolted through to door forts can,
The gas furuiihsd the oty of Son Antonio
Is of a very inferior quality, and conse
quently to street are very poorly lighted.
but they are allowed to bum -until after
daylight A stranger asked George Horner,
a prominent druggist:
"iVby do th gas-light bora all night is
"rWauia dose gene-lights TaS so tcakall
dot dy rat afraid to go on Tea tt rss
W. L. McBEE,
Succe-tor to II. r. mlEND, McBXE ft CO..
REAL ESTATE BROKER,
Loan and Insurance Agent
SEDGWICK CO. ABSTRACTOR
Below is a Partial 'tist of my
IMPROVED FARM LANDS.
243. 48) sere Omllet north ol Cheney, Ci
In cultivation, tnull bouse, good land, all
fenced with post and wire.
1tTc Slow, part
on long nine.
242. 00 acre t 3 mllea wett of f edgwick
Citv, 300 acres to dn cultivation. Slow) house,
granary, barn, creamery, fenced with hedge
and wlie, orchard oall kinds of Irult. fries,
Sii per acre, eaty termt.
-244. !0aerea8 mllet west of Cheney, SO
acrrslLCultl.atlon. 4 room house, live water,
good epilog-and wind mill. Price 03730. Ea
ty lerma good bargain.
248. 470 acres i'i mllet east or Wichita. 231
acre, in cultivation. Goods roam house, good
grananr aad stable, all renced with hedire and
wire, floe orchard, all kinds ot fruit now bear
ing. Price S19 per acre, termt easy.
252. ICO acres 7'm'les northeatt of Wich
ita, so acrsa In cultivation, 2 room boute,
large granery. ttable and corn cribs, good or
chard bearlnz, a good farm near the best city
in Kansas. Price SBperacre.partlongtlme.
245. 160acies2)i miles north eastorBajne
vllle. 73 acrea la cnlUvatlon, agood room
boute well dnlaned, pasture If need with wire,
a pool of water on farm Aline orchard bear
ing all kinds of small,frolt In abundance. Fries
5.ju, part on time, t good bargain.
240 lit acre 4 miles northwest cf Mount
Dope, 73 act ee nnder cultivation. 2 room bouse
iruod well, small wire carrot!, young orchard,
good grove. Price, 23J, part time.
236. 170 acrea 4 miles northwest of Garden
Pliln, SO acre In cultivation, smoke house,
good well, price, 1,2300, will trade for city
270. leoacrca. Fair lmnrnvementa. All
onlonfm."" -f chi"- "
813. 73 feet front on Souta Lawrence Ave.
249 133 acres lOmllts south or Cheney, 101) good IKitory house, Jroomi, clotet and pan
acrea In cultivation, good t room honte, good try Price 91300.
granary, ttable, corral and wtll. 2 acre or-i
chard, line land. Price $5700, prt long time. -.-.,, ... .......
815. 2.V ace In Ihe aontheatt suburb of
I the city, small bouse. Toans; fralt and tbade
251. 2G0aert2 miles northeatt ofMulvanei treet, tine toll, price SliSO, part time.
10 terrain timber. 115 acres In cultivation, ex-
cellsnlcorn lin'1,4 room home, large barn,. ...
fredeorraU and ont bnlldingt. Fenced witn ,.ala , lott on North Uwreae. Topeka A
hedge and wire, nooning water the jearriund tmporl ATnn. A big bargain, price 2UCO
aerertlnne springs, rlntnrchard, fruitof alt I
aian in aonnuanco rrice vu per acre, Willi
will give time on tltOu and will takt stock on)
balance. AanlendlitonportaDlty togetoneof 1
the finest farm la Sedgwick county. Cheap
and on eaty terms.
321. 1G0 11 miles north of Cheney, on tne
anrvey oftbe Wichita .tCuInrad'i It. K, GO acrea
In caltirattnn, 4 morn bou. excellent well 01
wtter, jlelded 24 buheU of wheat to the acre
when it waa a Tallnre ell around. Prlre S2300,
on easy terms, will trade part payment forclty j
A prudent Und bnyer will not neglect to get an abstractor title. Us shonld l-o tee that
the man wh pruiioabitrm an ab.tmcl hat a set nf abstract book, a, tbey furalh the only
meant by which an abtract ctn tw made corrrclly. I bave tbe raott rellibte t of absirsct
book In thee iaty 'Ihey are at Tree from error? a li W possible for. work nrthle kind to be.
Thelitis totomeorSedgwl-kconntyr'aieatataltbecomlnicvery complicated, i'arile want
anatr,ctanr"ttrlrgtolnretK&te title ran tare time and ann.yance lireooa.illlDg my b ok.
I have feared tbe terrier or neuf the best ahst acton In lbs state Von will find h'mp'ompt
an J conrieuut. lhare exclusive eoatn.1 bisome aldltion to the city, betides handredt vf Ta
cnt lot a'l over the city. My talesmen are eonrteon, and obliging and ready to show you over
the city whether yon wl,h to buy or Dot.
It I not necesiry for me t go into deUlt about tne protpectt or Wichita ami the Arkansas
vslley withherrallroadxdvanlaget aid tbefenlltij 01 th- coantrr .arronniUna-. Wlchlta't
futnreieaa.ured. Ilr teal e,t will, without aoonbt. adraeee.V) per cent, ilnrtna tbe next
1 ear. Nowisthetitnetolnveat. I r pruseut pome i,r he be,t lneartnc ccmaalea In tbe
world Investor are cordially Invited to make luy oflLi 1 tbeir headquarter.
Chicago, Noy. 17. A convention of all
tbe cattle growert of the country assembled
at the Sherman house this morning under
tho auspices of the National Cattle Growers'
association. Delegates were present from
all organizations of breeders of fancy stock",
dairymen, ranchmen and stockmen from
every state and territory.
The convention was called to order at
10:30 by T. W. Smith, of Bates, I1L, presi
dent ot tbe National Cattle Growers as
sociation. Tbe veterinary surgeons and
representatives of veterinary associations In
a number of states and territories are hold
ing convention here, ifrominent among
those present are Dr. Salmon, chief of the
bureau of animal industry of Washington,
D. C; Dr. Paaren, of the Illinois state as
sociation: Dr. Hopkins, veterinary sunreon
of Wyoming, a.-.d L. McLean, of the
American Veterinary college, New York.
The object of tbe convention is to take into
consideration contagious diseases to which
animals are subject, and to hear discussions
on pathology ot bog cholera, Texas tevcr,
contagious pleuro-pneumonia and glanders,
to asceitain the best means to control or
eradicate contagious diseases, and also to
adopt a uniform code, in place of compli
cating the sanitary regulations of different
states, which will do away with obstructions
to commerce. Dr. Hopkins presented a re
port on quarantine stations and the relative
work done on tbe arrival ot affected cattle
at Canadian stations. The doctor contended
tbat quarantine stations were a farce and
tbeir rules were not lived up to, and tbey
should be done away with. After hearing
Dr. Hopkins' report tbo convention ad
journed until 0 o cIock tnis evening.
The Baldwin Murder.
Atctiisos, Nov. 17. Tho Baldwin mur
der case after a six days' trial was given to
tbe jury at 7:30 o'clock thit evening. Good
lawyers say tbat tbe state has made out a
very strong case, and tbe state's attorneys
are confident of a verdict of guilty. Tho de
fense was very lame, no effort being made
to prove tbe whereabouts ot tbe defendant
on tbe nigbt oftbe murder, or to deny tbe
damaging statement made by the witnesses
for the state. Tbe excitement in tbo com
munity is unabated, although there is no
probability tbat violence will be resorted to
in case 01 acquuusi.
Nrw Yoar, Not. 18. The congressional
committee, inquiring into the facilities of
the country for the manufacture of heavy
cannon and armed ships, received statement
from owners of various iron and steel plants
as to what tbey would undertake to do. Tbe
committee will visit a number of the leading
works 0! tbo countrv.
FINANCE AND COMMERCE.
New York Xarket.
Sswlou. November 13.
Mosey On call eaty at 2X93 per cent
prime mercantile paper at 4X33K
Government Dnlland ttraily.
state Bond active.
Itallroad bond fairly active.
Foreign Exchange Dull at ft 82 tor alxl y
dayt and tt 84,V for demand.
Tbe total aleaofatockiwere 77t,aSs that.
V S. 3-per-nt
O S. 6-per-ceott of 'S3 ,
Missouri ft bonds ,
St. Joseph bonds
Central Paclflo atocka.
Chicago A Alton....
Chicago, Burlington Oaincy.
Missouri PaelOc ,
Sew Tork -Central
Roea Island ,
. .. mx
. . lei'
.. . 7
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH.
Chleog o urain and Prodo
Cniroo. November is
Xinety-one cent wat It on the enrb this
morning for December a aeat, but the moment
the bell tappet for regular traling It became
evident that there wa no necessity of keeping
it at tntinjnre, rorl'lheldawtt tolakeona
Utile heavier load the avenge could easily bs
lessened, to bnyer kept ont and let tellers
open the market, which tbey did at 405fo for
December, toon tending the price down to 9X
gw.;;. Brokers acting for big houses tilled or-
j, tnit Bot onIj ,npport,d tbe market bat ad-
y.aced It irregularly to 91X. ot th point th
topnoit nat In a meaiare withdrawn tha mar.
kst became a little heavier and ran bock to 80X.
Later It responded to 0 thorp bolg in pork and
recovered Xo- ia a general way trading was
not very heavy, especially toward the close,
deal assamed shomswhat the characteristic of
a weather" mtrket, banging pretty dote
around 91 for Decemo,er till watt along toward
the clot when December stumped off 90,V,
mainly tor -nrtat or topport, doting quiet and
Tlour doll, prices unchanged.
Wheat-sole ranged : Nov. S8X990K. closed
ntssxt Dee. 80X3MX, doted at MX: Jan.
9VX3U1X. closed at VOX: May. wiXeas,
dosed at 97 X. No.2sprlnitwXCNo.3sprtng,78;
Corn market ruled active and Strang; No 2
cath. 46ci Not. 4J44. doalnr at 4J:-
Oata mice firmer: cash 27at Not. ?7Aat.
Dec. 27X928X; My 31X932.
Byetteadyi No. 2, SIX.
Barley steady; No. 2, 67.
Flax Seed weak; No. 1, tl lsX-
Mess Fork Opened active and Irregular bat
and doted higher; cash, SliKiS 63; Nov. OS 70
ssa eo. uoseu as aa otsa- oj; JJec S3 TOSS 83;
dosed at S3 8Ti Jon.9S2X.
Lard active; cisn. M 12; Nov. C 17X96' 20.
Deo., 133 17; Jan. 822X25.
Xaaa-steody, at U90e.
Brttv rsitxt glow aad weak; ertaatry 24;
bast Bargains in Real Estate:
2S3 ICOSmlli-t southeast of Cnddanl. so
acre-In cultivation. 4 room houe, oat batM
liilit. granary, barn, U hor-e. good corrals, i
well- and wind rotlie, crihanl bearlag fruit of
alt kind. anaaiylmiiroTt! farm. KrlcatUOUO,
1 art on time.
255. 1GO S mllea wt nf Cnlwlch, In Union
town.hlp. , n surrey or Wichita X Colorado U.
It. lUacret Inculilratlon. ITIcHu per acre.
15000 cash, balance on lime If desired.
254. 303 acre l,f mllea from Derby, on
Arkansr river bottom, floett land In Kan.
wilt raia corn, rain or no rain, 170
acres In cultluatlon Snail house, l'rlct au
per acre, l'art ou time.
250. 81) acres near Waco postotnee on Cow
skin bottom, all in cultivation, good rt room
2 tiry biiote.wllb Una cellar. Small orchard
fruit of all klnj Xaar achoot bouse, part on
lime, nice SW per acre.
I bare some Das bargains In stock ranches In
Harper, Kingman, Ford and Kinney counties.
701. 2 Iota corner Market and Lincoln
itreeta, high and dry, street cart pat every
halt hour. Price tk).
712. 4 lots and good 4 room bonis, corner
Lawrence and Lincoln tt. Cheap, f 1300.
714. I acre Zlnmtmmerlv' addition be
tween Emporia and 4th Avenues, good new 2
room bouse, good well and ont bniMlogs . Price
ttlOU, part on time will take a good mule leans
710. 73 feet east front on S. Lawrrnce ave.
Good 4 room house, cloaett, oantry and cellar.
f loStta. ftta Sua.. parto. tlin.."
iniu ana anane trees, lenceu ail ronnd, gooil
9 lots on south Market ttrctt. good lo-
I 718. CO feet ton lb and east front on Water
I street good boat i room . Price Sltuo.
810 S7J front on Central Avenne, boos (
rooms, cellar and well, price SHOO.
320. 2no feet front north Topeka arena.
houieSroomtwelt furnished, good barn and
ont bootet. Price t Mi
W. L. McBEE,
218 Douglass Ave., Wichita, Kan.
lleeelpti IVhrat 84.000 bn: osrn.2oT.Muba.
Wheat etrong and higher.
Ransaa City Oram txnl P.odac.
KAXSAt CtTT. November li.
The Dally Indicator report wheat receipt.
7.397bn: thlpmentt rM ba; In t'ore. SSJ.srsi
quiet: 2 red. cath 74 bid. 71V asked; Dec.
,- Did 73X aeked: Jan. 78 bid 7 i aaked; May,.
87.'.' t id, 8SX aaked; Ho. 2. toft cub, S7X bid!
Corn receipt 17,30fi; shipment 12.261 bniln
tore SI, 37 bu; steady anil quiet: No 2. aabi
30 LM30S asked; No
! white cash. OTKbl-.
Oat No. 2. cath SIJi aaked.
Rye So. 2. cath. bid SOU aked.
Hay email balet. 7 00.
Eggs tteady at 19e.
Better weak; creamery 2323. dairy 13.
Lard Choice tierce. Si 00.
Dry Meat Sagar cared hams. 8Ve: bacon,
9c; dried beer. 8c: dry salt clearnb side.
SI SO; long ctesr. 4 C3; shoulder. SI 30; short
clear. S3 DO: tmoked meats clear rib tide.
f 30; tbonldert. SI 00; short clear, S3 so; mra
beef, M 73.
St. Loots dram aaol frodur.
St. Locii. Xosember f-
Flour firm but nncbanxad.
Wheat nervous, unsettled early, ajraaeed "C
closed X cent below yesterday; No. red,
cash. 9i-j regular 93S'a98. Nov. S9'isat
Dee 9SXa!7j, closing- at 98V; J. SS.'iaiOf
closing at ft,V ; May, 1 vSSl 07X. closing. 1 06,'i
Corn )Denel tlroiir and tfl,r, Vnv Va.
mixed, cath. 40c; Nov. SSSe; year, X; Jan.
Oata higher, ttrong; cath. SB.'igzTt. Nor. trt;
Dec. 23X; year 26X; May 31X.
Rye tlow; at 37.Vc asked.
Barley dull, tteady, atJWJSOo.
Batter iteady. creamery 32923; dairy l32-j.
Eg firm at 13e.
Flax teed easier, ti 12 aklX-
Fzovltlon unlet. Folk. a 25; ItrJ, 14 00
Chicago Live Stock.
Cmcaoo. November 1.
Cattle Receipt. 7,000; nlpmrau. 2,000;
market iteady; common to choice native steers,
At); ttlpplng tteera $1 3Co)l 70; ttocken and
reeders.t 300400: cow, ball and mixed, tt TO
S3 SO; through Texas rattle , - S033 73;
western ranger, native and hair breed. S3 73
at eo eowt. tl 3393 23; wlntxred Turns 300,
Hog Receipt. (S.0OO; tblpment 3IO0..
market weak: price 03c higher; roagb and,
mixed. UjoaJSGO; packing and thlpplna-. SJCO,
3 10; light weight. S3 sua: 10; aklpe. Sat 9Mt
Sheep Receipt. aO; thlpments. ;
market weak and orlcea lower: natives, set r .
3 SO: Tenant SI ?ya2 SO; lambs par oeod. l .J,
wnsas Cltr Uva a.
&; Citt. None
Cattle Reretpu. 2.231; aolp
"'". eieaoy; eipoiHrj, an asst . .,,0,1 ,
MtwM diiiami. ...ata.. .. " "i9,'35;
vwwa tinsrf wt saaaavrxw evaaaw
l!og-Kecella. U.T3$a shipment IGtOi
Sneers Recatiita. w, ..- .. a-.
Knedlunfari -"mSSTS, com!
moa v mettlnja ai r q qu.
Looia LIT Sleek.
... - St. Loci. Novsmbarli-
47ttls RealDta. lirn, aMt.M,..,. im,.
mark-t beat ,lsady. nc-ir dulli extra 'eatil.
14123; native .hipping tieers S w3 23;
batcherlnc stock. 1VM4 Ml; stock era sad
feeders aaMvMeoi gra Trxao ia3Ul;
Indian titer ajOusaS 40.
Hogs rwoolpuo.SOU: thlpme-it Wt active;
porkers. S3 3 a.i batchers', S3 6.13.173.
Sheep Kecelpt CTit shipment 2?; steady,
wanted; good to choice nm'tooa. S2 73e.i23;
common to fair. .: 00412 an; Texan 1?S32 73.
New Tork Oroin and Produce.
. Saw Yoex. November Is.
wheat epot lower, options lower and beavy.
V- Chicago, HMKJi Hogreded red. 9tlu3:
No 2 red. 97Xl); No. 3 red, l; eleva
?ea.fei"w..0t S73i'ii D'"X9(i
Com tteailr closing weak; ungraded. 43a
S3X:No. 33Xt No. 3 4t.7t elentor
S...1, SoT' ""' D,e- Ka3X! Jn. 4S,'
Wichita, Live stock. Xarket.
Wuaim. November M. tans.
few milling wheat
New shipping wheat, lower grade.
lied Texas do
fonle, Indian... , ,
... 13) 30
... 12a 13
... 300 30
,. 3 003 30
. 2 3033 00
eas-e e --tttttstttettl
I3X to It hood. 4 to 7 year old..,
14 to 1 J hand. 4 to 7 year old
15 to la hands. 4 to 7 year old.....
Apsis, Sedgwick county.....
Chicken, per doten
S. C. Ham ............
D. 9. Side ,
Corn meal.. ,
Flour, high patent...
Flour XXX .....
Chop fetd.... .. ........ .... ......
Sweet Potato. ,
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