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COLBY, THOMAS COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1885.
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NEWS OF THE WEEK,
Qte&ttcd by Telegraph end MalL
Nkw York importing merchants re
cently called upon President Cleveland,
complaining of the persistent undervalua
tion of goods purchased in British manu
facturing towns by largo Chicago houses.
It was nlleged that they were enabled to
do this under a ruling of Solicitor Risely
in 1SC0, which tho New York merchants
desired the Government to amend.
It was rumored in Washington that Cnp
tain Howgate, the Absconding ex-chief of
tne signal service, has leen traced to Eng
land, where it Is said ho was found broken
down In health, residing with his parents.
The President returned to Washington
from his vacation on the 7th. He was in
A telkghaii w as received recently nt
the Marino Hospital Bureau at Washing
ton from Post Assistant Surgeqn Dovan at
Port Townsend, W. T., asking authority
to employ watchmen to protect the prop
erty of the Marine Hospital Service. He
stated that several attempts had been
made to fire the town and the place was
under patrol by the citizens.
It is reported in Washington that
he Chinese Government will demand
i eparation for the Wyoming riots. It was
believed that the Chinese Minister had been
specially instructed to give particular at
tention to the compilation of a statement
giving complete details of the killing of the
A telegram has be -n received at Wash
ington announcing that the application for
n writ of habeas corpus in the case of
Hibbs, the defaulting postmaster arrested
in British Columbia, lias been denied.
A circular has been issued by the Land
Ollice at Washington, modifying the for
mer circular issued by that bureau pre
scribing the rights of railroad companies,
in cutting tim!er from public lauds.
TJsited States Co.sul General Wil
liams, at Havana, Cuba, has been directed
to ee that Cercilo Puobla, of New York,
who is In prison at Havana, has a fair aud
speedy trial. Puebla is a Cubnn but some
years since became a nnturalizd Ameri
I can. He rcconlry returned to Cuba on, ho
. says, private business. Immediately on his
nrrival he was seized and imprisoned on the
I charge of inciting a rebellion against
The boat race between Hnnlnn, Ros-.
and Lee, at Sheepshead Bay, N. Y., was
won by Hanlan iu 21:10. Course, three
miles and a turn.
Both Chicago and Pittsburgh, Pa., had
great labor demonstrations on tlinVth.
The National Retail Druggists' Associa
tion was in session at Pittsburgh, Pa., on
The schooner Rebecca returned to New
York indistress. August '2, on" Cape Hat
terns, she was struck by a hurricane dur
ing which heavy seas broke over her, one
of which killed Captain Underbill and
washed overboard John Anderson, a sea
man. The Sterling Paperbag Manufacturing
Company of Philadelphia hns made an as
signment. The company has a paid up
capital of JI.'ilJOO. The liabilities are not
known. George M. Robeson, cx-Seeretary
of the Navy, is tho President of tho com
pany. Four persons at Dover, N. H., recentl3
ate of sausage purchased of a butcher.
One died, one recovered and two wero iu a
critical condition. Tho fatal ingredients
in the sausage were not kuown.
The international yacht race at New
York botwoen the Genesta and Puritan,
on tho 7th, was unfinished, because of light
winds. It was thought, however, that the
American yacht, tho Puritan, was fully
able to hold her own against the Genesta.
Trains No. 21 and 24 on the Erie & Pitts
burgh Railroad collided tho other morning
one mile southwest of Middlesex, Pa. The
fireman and engineer on the north bound
train, Adam Riser and A. O. Bates, both
of Erie, w ero instantly killed by the col
lision. Loss, $35,000. The accident waj
due to a confusion of orders.
TnE Commissioners of Immigration of
the State of Now York have reported to
the Secretary of the Treasury that dnring
tho year ISS4 there arrived at the port of
New York ."530,030 immigrants, all of whom
w ere examined by the board, and on such
examinations 1,144 persons wero found to
bo either convicts, lunatics, idiots or per
sons unable to take caro of themselves
without becoming public charges, and
were returned to the countries from whence
As a gang of fourteen miners was com
ing out of the Alta colliery, at Branchdale,
Pa., the other morning, a tremendous ex
plosion of gas occurred. John Linn, nged
seventeen, was instantly killed, and thir
teen others were all mors or less burned
and mangled, soma fatally.
The Delaware & Hudson train was
wrecked in Washington County, N. Y.,
the locomotive dashing upon a rock. The
engineer was killed and three other train
men seriously injured.
The body of Chauncey Hough was found
in the river below the Niagara Falls the
othnr night. Hough had been missing for a
week, when he sent his money and valua
bles to his betrothed with an explanation
The cause of the suicide is unknown.
Ix th bicycle races at Springfield, Mass.,
on the 9tb, the Englishmen won the princi
pal events. The amateur championship
mile race was won by Fnrnivall, of Eng
land, in 2:45 4-5. Howell, of England, won
the professional championship, mile race,
in 2:40 3-5.
David II. Naylor, Boston agent of
Robertson & Hoop, feather merchants of
New York, was arrested recently charged
with embezzling :jti,000. He confessed his
Delegates to the seventeenth annual
convention of the Irish Catholic National
Benevolent Union met in New York on the
Adiupatch from Guaymas (Mex,) re
ports that Colonel Monego and Mr. George
Stevens had died of yellow fever. Gen
eral Liebas and four other officers were
down with the disease. Mild cases ex
isted at Hazatlanaad San Bias.
Fraxkoc Morris, recently convicted of
the poisoning of her mother, Mrs. Foiasette,
at Erip, Kan., was granted a new trial by
Jadge Staiwell,oatte gtovad that taever.
dictwsf BosvataiBdbj-teeTldece. ,
a isieUsucal Ia4UMPUi' U tfe-Mk hi
The cricket match between the English
cricket team and the Peninsulars, of De
troit, resulted in n victory for tho visitors.
The scoro was 118 to 283, with an inning
to spare. "-' -
The case of perjury against Lieutenant
Colonel Cochrane, of the Fifth Infantry at
Fort Keogh, w as disposed of before Judgo
Coburn at Miles City, Mont., tho jury ac
quitting the defendant on the first vote.
Terry Whitlock recently went to tho
residence of his father-in-law, near Dan
ville, 111., and killed threo members of the
family anil then himself.
The schooner Advance of Chicago cap
sized in a galo of wind and blinding rain
the other night, nine miles south of She
boygan. Captain Paulsen with his son
and crew, made for the shore in a small
boat. When in tho breakers tho yawl
struck the bar, capsizd and drowned oil
the men except a sailor named Jacob
Jon.v PnitRlXS, of White Cottage, O.,
died of asphyxia at Schmidt's Hotel, New
Castle, Pa., the other morning, having
blown out the gas when he retired instead
of turning it off. Deceased was about sixty
years of age
John B. Clawson, Trustee of Warren
Township, Warren County, Iud., is also'
reported as having issued fraudulent war
rants to the amount of j40,0U0. Ho is miss
ing. Miss Ada Sweet, of tho Chicago Pen
sion Office, has resigned, and Mrs. M. A.
Mulligan, widow of Colonel Thomas A.
Mulligan, has been api oiiitcd to the va
cancy. President Brainerd, of St. Atbans,
Vt., who was kidnaped in Pembina re
cently by detectives, arrived in St. Paul
on the 0:h on the Manitoba through train.
While in the Union Depot handcuffed he
was aain kidnaped by unknown parties.
Fivk persons w ere killed by the storm at
Washington Court House, O., threo fatally
injured and some 300 more or less hurt. It
was thought tho damage in the city and
vicinity would amount to nearly $1,000,000.
The other night a mob of Indians,
headed by white men, attacked a party of
Chinese hop pickers, thirteen miles east of
Seattle, W. T., with clubs anil stones, kill
ing two and wounding four. In former
years the Indians had exclusively been
hired to rick hops. This year one firm
General Sherman eulogized Gensral
Grant boforo the Society of the Army of
tho Tennessee at Chicago on the evening of
Captain- W. II. Bradbury was scverely
sinhbed by a refnetory convict named Pat
ton, recintly, iu the Missouri pcuilentiary
at Jeffeisou City. The convict whs finally
overpoMered uflflr being clubbed and shot
iu the leg. Ho was seat up from Jasper
County for four yeaisfor horso stonling,
The .striVe of the switchmen in tho yard
of tho Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago
ro.id at Chicago ended by tho Division Su
perintendent conceding the demands of tho
men as just anil ncccding to thuni.
Edward, Wilson and Collins J. Hnrro
net, of Wyoming, have been appointod
Superintendents of Yellowstone National
Two women w ere tw ico hung up recently
in Chatham County, N. C, by a party of
masked men, w ho desired to extract in
formation relating to a local murder.
Great indignation prevailed at tho conduct
of the masked men.
The Polk boys, over whom several at
tempts at lynching proved futile, wero suc
cessfully cremated by a mob in tho Mur
freesboro (Ark.) jail, recently. The mob
rolled a load of w ood against the jail, and,
saturating it w ith coal oil, burned tho jail
down with tho Polk boys inside.
Four persons w ere reported to have died
in Preston County, W. Va., from tho bites
of rattlesnakes within four days.
Admiral Jouett has w ritten a letter to
the Second Comptroller protesting against
the disallow anco of $100 in his accounts for
contingent expenses incurred in the enter
tainment of cortain dignitaries at New Or
leans. The bodies of Jim and Pink Lee, two of
tho notorious Leo brothers, desperadoes
operating from the Indian Territory, havo
been brought into Gainesville, Tex. Tbey
were killed near Dexter in a tight w ith
Detective Thomas and two officers named
Taylor and Settles. -,
TnE dispute between Germany and Spain
grew very serious on tho 5th, when news
arrived in Madrid that the Germans had
landed troops on tho island of Yap in the
facoof tho Spanish squadron, which bad
been dilatory iu taking action. A mob of
several thousaud persons assembled beforo
the German embassy building and tore
down the coat-of-arms, which was burned
with cries of "Down with the German
dogs!" Many of the rioters were arrested.
Tiik Czar and Czarina and tho rest of
the Imperial party arrived at Copenhagen
on tho lith. Large crowds of people wel
comed tho visitors and gave them an ova
tion. The Bosphore Egyptien, the French pa
per published at Cairo, and which some
time ago was suppressed by the Egyptian
Government, when France took up its
cause and secured for it permission to re
publish, has again been suppressed. This
time France is responsible for tho suppres
sion of the paper, which had given offense
by publishing articles which were deemed
injurious to French interests.
The Paris Figaro announces that Prince
Napoleon in October will start on a tour of
the world. He will spend three weeks in
America, and then visit China, India, Per
sia aud Russia.
The garrison at Knssala has effected a
favorable truce w ith tho Hadendowas. The
latter are weakened by internal revolts.
The Abyssinian relief army has started for
The International Copyright Convention
recently met at Berne. Switzerland.
The Great Western Railway tunnel un
der the Severn, Eng., was opened for
traffic on the 7th. The tunnel shortens the
journey from Cardiff to Bristol one hour
and a half.
It was reported at Cairo that Osman
Digna had been shot by an Arab, while
trying to coerce four sheikhs to attack
The second attempt of the yachts Puri
tan atd Genesta to contest for the interna
tional cap was frustrated oa the 8th by the
ramaa loaiing we ueaest. xae Uaptaia
of tWJParltaa was clMrly; to'Uaa,aad
There wore 2,132 new cases of cholera,
and 019 deaths reported on the 7th through
out Spain. The epidemic was steadily do
There was another heavy run on the
branches of the Bank of Ireland anil the
Provincial Bank at Skibberin, a town forty
miles from Cork, on the Sth.
The Swiss Federal Council has decided
to expel a score of Anarchists who wero
concerned in placarding the city of Lau
sanne with seditious documents.
Faris newspapers, of the 8th, wero con
fident of an approaching revolution in
A dispatch from Madrid of the Sth
stated John W. Foster, American Minis
ter, had been unwell for tho past few days
and his sickness had taken a serious turn.
American detectives recently kidnaped
and carried across the line from Manitoba.
Lawrence Braiuerd, tho defaulting Presi
dent of the St. Albans (Vt.) Bank.
Spain has offered Germany an apology
for the insult to tho embassy at Madrid.
The expulsion of 104 Austrian residents
of Kattowitz, in Prussian Silesia, has been
The official report of the Montreal Health
Ollice of tho 9:h stated that forty new cases
of small-pox w ero reported. Twenty-three
T. e strike of 10,000 operatives in tho
juto mill at Dundee, Scutland, ended iu
favor of tho employes.
The schooner Guardian Angel, while
beating to windward off Capo Ballard,
Newfoundland, capsized the oilier morn
ing, and all hands were lost except on
seaman, who was picked off the wreck by
a passing boat.
Cape Town advices state that Congo
cannibals have attacked several stations
of the African Association and roasted mid
devoured a number of w hites.
It was rumored iu Loudon on the Sth
that several cases of cholera had occurred
at Mono, Belgium.
Mb. Cuamderlaix, tho English Radical,
took a very decided stand, in a recent
speech, against Parnell's idea of a separate
Parliament for Ireland.
The barqiiH Lochfergus collided with tho
steamship Idlewatcr tho other night off
Deal, iu the English Channel. lEight per
sons wero believed to be drow ned.
The settlement of the Russo-Afghan
question will be embodied in a protocol.
Russ:a has nbandonel her claim to the
whole of Zulihkar-i'nss proper. Murechak
is aho loft to the Afghans.
At a recent mooting of tho National
League in Dublin, Mr. Redmond unlabeled
firm resistance to tho evictions.
An alarming increase in tho number of
cholera cases nt the Spanish lines, Gibral
Iar, was rejtortcd on tho Si:h. In tw enty
four hours there were thirty-t'io new
cas's ami twclvo deaths. No ca,ohnii
been reported iu Gibraltar for niiieU -six
Co.NSlDERAIiLEHurptise and regret was
occasioned in Iondnu at t'tii tom of Vice
President Heudrick's speech at Indianap
olis, siding with Pariii.ll iu the l'itt-r'.s is
sue with England. It was urged by Hi it -ish
politicians that owing to his position
he ought to havo taken n neutral stand.
The German Government has foi hidden
tho circulation in Gorman' of tho Ameri
can journnl 2'ni Ztitung, an orgau of the
Freo Thinkers. The new spaper is published
It is stnteil tho Sultan has expressed his
willingness to send a few thousand Turk
ish troops to Egypt whenever ho is re
quested to do so by England.
M. De'Freycinkt, tho French Minister
of Foreign Affairs, gave a reception on
the 9th to the foreign diplomatic repre
sentatives. He congratulated the German
chnrge d'affaires and tho Spanish cm-,
bassador upon tho pacific aspect of tho
Kiel's appeal for a now trial was disal
lowed by tho court.
The business failures for week onded
September 10 numbered for tho United
States, 184; for Canada, lit; total, 203; as
compared with 150 the week previous.
TnE Tammany Hall General Committee
has passed resolutions condemning the
Civil Service Commission.
M. C. Rockwell, tho cx-bankcr of
Union, N. Y., and his clerk, D. J. Palmer,
were arrested tho other day, charged with
larceny in the first degree iu misappro
priating $50,000. The complaint w as made
by Mrs. Livingston, a depositor.
There was another failure to sail the in
ternational yacht raco at New York on the
11th. The yachts-started, and tho Genesta
had the best of it while the wind lasted.
When the breeze got light the Puritan
forged ahead and was leading when tho
seven-hour time limit expired and the race
was off for the day.
'.Toe Sacramento (Col.) River is now
so filled up by debris and slickens washed
down from the mines worked in tho past
year that passenger and freight boats can
no longer reach Sacramento.
A becekt telegram from Fredericks
burg, Tex., says that Wesley Collier and
Jack Beam, murderers, had broken jail at
Mason and escaped.
The Sultan of Muscat, w ho has great in
fluence in tho Mohammedan world, re
cently offered his army iu the service of
A recent dispatch from Genoa reported
the foundering of the steamer Villa de
Malaga. The crew basely deserted tho
vessel, leaving the passengers to their f ate.
Out of sixty passengers, sixteen were
Mollis Maguireism is again reported
rampant in the upper and lower Luzerne
districts of Pennsylvania. Nine murders
have recently occurred in the northern
coal fields, and mines are frequently fired.
Le Matin, of Paris, stated on tho 11th
that a military uprising had occurred at
Madrid, which had been quickly sup
pressed. Three sailors of the brig Farnes3 Abbey
were recently arrested in Boston on a
charge of mutiny. The Captain and Mate
were also arrested on counter charges of
cruelty. The vessel was from Hong Kong.
THE Marine Hospital Bureau at Wash-
ingtoR kas been informed that yellow
fever is epidemic la the State of tronora,
Mexico, and a request has been made for
the appointment of a medical inspector at
A state banquet was gives at the Royal
Palace at Copeahag ; oa ttfcw 11th, at-
aad Prlaeawaf Walaftfl-awistiaafef,
Pag CMIsstaa mm Hit H I ul
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
It ia thought that tho fourth annual ro
anion of soldiers and sailers of Kansas, to
bo held in Topeka September 2S)th and
th, and Octoberlst, will lie a magnificent
affair, and it is said that preparations to
ittend are being made by all the old .voldier
arganizattons throughout the State, aad
more interest is being manifesto! in this
than in any previous reunion in Kansas.
Besides prominent speakers of tho State
who will be present, invitations hare been
ient to General J. S. Black. Commissioner
Df Pensions; Senator Charles J". Maodor
son, of Nebraska; Hon. R. G. Ingersoll,
iud they have signified their 'ntention of
Colonel Bassett and other officers of
tho Kansas Second have issued a call for a
reunion of the members of the "Old Scc
and'' at Topeka on the 30th. The proposi
tion will be submitted at this meeting to
effect an organization of the veterans of
the Second Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, the
objects and purposes of which will then be
made known. The Quartermaster's De
partment has made provisions for good
quarters and the Commissary Department
will furnish wholesomo rations at a fair
price to all who may wish such accommo
dations. Regimental headquarters will Imj
established upon tho grounds where tho
reunion is to be held, mid those who are in
attendance will be allotted quarters con
tiguous to the Regimental Headquarters.
Lawrence has a Board of Pousion Ex
aminers, recently appointed by Commit
lioncr Black. They are: Dr. A. G. Al
3elul, Dr. Alonzo Fuller and Dr. V. W.
I.v acconlance w ith tho recotnmeudatioo
ol the Live Stock Sanitary Commission
Governor Martin has issued a proclama
tion declaring that the quariintine estab
lished ngainst the intrcdntf-ioa of cattle
from thoStato of Missouri by the executive
proclamation of April IS, lSXi, is raised,
except as to tho counties of Callawny,
Iioone, Audrain and Montgomery, iu gaid
State of Missouri.
The finding of a bloody hat at Topeka
has set tho authorities to work ferretiug
out another mystc ry.
All siiri!'ig niiMibers of tho Eighty
fourth Illinois, whether living in or out of
Kansas, aro cordially invited to meet at
the grand reunion, to bo held at Topeka,
commencing September 20.
A Kansas City physician who rcpro
ented that ho had treated Walkup, of
Emporia, whoso young wife is held upon
tho e-hargo of poisoning him, makes tho
statement that Walkup was in the habit of
taking arsenic for a disease with which ho
w as affected, and that iu his opinion tho ar
senic found in Wnl klip's stomach was tho
result-of such doseing, and which would
bo sufficient to produce fatal results
Contrary to general expectation Mrs.
Walkup's attorney appeared beforu Jus
tice Pay no nt Emporia on the 7th and
waived c-xaminiyion. Tho caso will now
come up for trial at tho October term of
tho District Court. This action was taken
by Mr. Scott, her attorney, to enable him
to moro fully develop the facts iu the case,
ii:d an nequittal from tho District Court is
much moro desiiable, as it will Ik final.
In the meantime Mrs. Walkup has made
Iiersnlf as comfortable as possible nt tho
jail and is the recipient of many floral
tributes from sympathizing friends.
It is stated that the United States li
censes now issued for tho salo of intoxicat
ing liquor in Kansas number 1,695. To
peka has 54; Wichita, WJ; Atchison, G;
Kansas City, Kau., 50; Lawrence 21, and
smaller towns iu propoi tion. There is ono
distillery in the State and seven brew cries.
Four hundred new drug stores have been
started siuco Juno 27, where liquor has
Waudk:: Smith recently mado his
monthly report of receipts and expenses
of tho Stnto Penitentiary for August,
which showed the expenditures to bo $ JO,
1)22.50, and tlfo receipts at $9,151,40, lenving
an indebtedness for the mouth of $11,
771.12. This apparent ileficiency grows
out of tho improvements being made, such
as new buildings, changing soul" already
constructed and the purchase of new- ma
chinery. Robbers entered the house of "William
Higgins, at Topeka, tho other night nnd
succeeded in getting a contribution of $71
from him, besides taking about .fSO worth
of jewelry belonging to his wife. His
brother-in-law, sleeping in tho same bouse,
was not neglected.
J. B. Hayes, tho section foreman at
Hartland, Finney County, was arrested re
cently for the murder of Martin Dingus in
Kentucky seven years ago, aud taken back
Jonx Rice, a sub-streot car driver of
Topeka, recently eloped with Mrs. Hughes,
wifo of an industrious mechanic. The
woman left aa interesting four-year-old
child when she loft aud Rice borrowed f 10
from an uncle. Tho guilty parties were
overhauled at Saliua and taken back.
Rice was jailed and tho woman permitted
to go freo to look up some other greenhorn.
The requisition for arms and ammuni
tion mado a few weeks ago arrived at To
peka the other day from Rock Island.
There were 500 stands of -Springfield rifles,
with all accoutrements to match; 5,000 ex
tra parts for arms on hand; 75,000 rounds
of ammunition; 2,000 rounds of cannon am
munition; 1,700 haversacks, and 1,700 can
teens. These were to be issued out to the
militia immediately; uew companies vil
be supplied first.
Scott County is beginning to claim the
attention of settlers.
Hugh McIIexry and Howard Pierce
were recently arrested nine miles north of
Topeka npon the charge of having been
concerned in tho late train robbery near
Kansas City, Mo. McIIenry is said to be a
well-known farmer who bad been a resi
dent of the place where arrested for eight
een years, and Pierce's people reside in
Central Missouri. The officers claim to
have traced the men from the point where
they boarded the train to the robbery and
their subsequent ramblings until arrested.
Newton is to have gas works.
Patents lately issued to Kansas in
ventors: Alonzo Collins, Chetopo, trace
holder for back-bands; Clement Smith,
Topeka, aligner for type-writing machine;
Horace Updegraff, Hampton, magazine
gun; Arthur BL Vanduzee, Leavenworth,
The State Board of Agrlcalture gives
notice that, being satisfied that the inform
atkm bow at the ooiaiwad.of correspoad
eats would not, if reported, warraat aay.
material changa ia sha'wsHiiatai paMislM
ad Jaly naatart wU to I, far
THE WYOMING TROUBLES.
United States Troops Protectlnc Chinee
Kock Srmxos, W. T., September 10.
Notwithstanding the fact that tho Union
raclfic announced a few days ago that they
would no longer permit Bcckwitb, Qulnn
& Company, coal contractors, to work Chi-
i nanien in their mines, and wonld ship them
out pf the country, seven hundred Celestials
arrived at four o'clock yesterday afternoon
from Evanston. They wero accompanied
by four companies of troops, increasing the
force of soldiers at this ioint to six compa
nies. The Chinamen will be domiciled In
the freight house until thefr cabins aro re
built. The announcement was made last
night that the Chinese will go to work in
the mines this morning anil that white men
would not be permitted to work any more.
The plan is to protect the Chinese with
troops until the white men are forced to
leave town, when the troops can be with
drawn. No 'demonstration against the Ce
lestials Iras been mado as yet, but it is safe
to say that serious trouble will ensue as
soon as the opportunity affords. The
presence of so largo a body of
soldiers will prevent any open act of vio
lence, but the white miners assert that tho
Chinese must go in spite of Uncle Sara's
protc-t;on. Hundreds of rumors were afloat
last night regarding the plans nnd soldiers'
end citizens are iu a state of suppressed ex
citement, momentarily expecting an out
litpntr nf sntim unrf Tim (Tliinrcu nunrtera
J hao been surrounded by a strong picket
hue, and all the buildings belonging to
the company, Bcckwith, (juinn & Co.'s store,
tho powder ungniiie and the entrances to
the different mines are all under guard, as
it is said the miners have threatened to
blow them up. The situation Li serious in
the extremes and the feeling prevails every
where that on account of the bringing of
Chinamen bark, the destruction of property
by lire and epIosies is sure to follow, and
it is not unlikely that a general striko may
ensue, as the employes all along the line of
the road arc in sympathy w'tlli the miners.
RECIPROCITY WITH COLOMBIA.
The Frrslilrnt'it Proclamation 5iipendniE
Wasiiixotox, September 11. Tho Pres
ident has issued the following proclama
tion: Wheuk vs. Satisfactory ovlitcnco has been
received that upon vessels arriving at the
port or Hoen-l)ol-Toro, United -States of
Colombia, no duty Is imposed by tho ton as
tonn.ijri; tax or as llpht money, and that no
other equivalent tax on vessels of the United
Mutes Is Imposed at said port by the Colom
bian (io eminent; and
Whereas, Ry the provisions of Fcct'on 14
of an act approved June. 2C, 1HS4, "To remove
certain burdens on XUf American merchant
marine anil encourage the American foreljtn
carrj inir trade, and for other puriioes," tho
President of tho United State Is autliorlnil
to suspend collection in ports of the United
Ptutes from vessels arming from any port
In Central America, down to and iticliidlmr
Aspinmill ami Panama, of so much of tho
duty at the rate of threo cents per ton as
may lu in excess of tho tontine ami lifrht
house ilues or other equivalent tax imposed
on American ssoIs by tho Government or
the loreiirn country lit which such port is
Now, therefore. I, fi rover Cleveland, Presi
dent of the United States of America, ly
Wrlue of the authority ested in me by the
net and section hereinbefore nipiitliinifl, do
lierebv declare and proclaim, that on and
after this tli luy of Septeiuticr, 1NV,, tho col
lection of fald tonnage duty of three cents
per ion, fhall be suspended, an regards nil
c-s3el in any part of tho United btates from
the port of Iiocu-Dol-Toro, United States of
In testimony whereof. I have hereunto set
my hand, nnd caused the seal of tho United
States to tie nfflxed.
Done nt tho city of Washington, this !th
il.iv of September, lWS, anil of tho indepen
dence of tho United States of America, the
one hundred and tenth.
By tho President:
T. F. ItiVAitD. Secretary of SJato.
Report of tho Department of Agricul
ture. Wasiiixotox, September 11. Tho Sep
tember report of the Department of Agri
culture says: The eouditiou of spring
wheat has been impaired sinco the 1st of
August in the Northwest district of princi
pal productions, the heavy rains, followed
by extreme heat between the first and
middle of August, just before harvest'
shriveling the grain and causing rust
Heavy wind storms: prostrated and injured
large fields. In Nebraska there is some
complaint of smut and a little iu Dakota.
Chinch bugs have done some damage in
Wisconsin and Minnesota. The injury was
greater in August than in July. The gen
eral acrage for all the spring wheat is
b0; against 05 In August of the crop of
last year, 150,000,000 bushels. Return of
winter wheat are almost identical in results
with those of July. The general average is
05.8 against 65 iu July. Except as a result
of spring may change the present expecta
tion of tho winter wheat area it may be
placed at 217,000,000 bushels, and the re
maining area at about 134,000,000. If the
injuries reported In stock should prove to
be greater than at present apparent a few
millions of reduction might still accrue.
The condition of com still continues high,
ranging from 00 to 100 in State averages.
The general average is 95 against 90 in Au
gust. It was 94 last year in September.
Frosts have wrought very little injury aud
will be capable of little if deferred ten days.
The prospect is still favorable for a crop
slightly above the average.
Vound to Fight.
Madrid, September 11. It Is stated that
the Spanish commander at Manilla tele
graphs that when it was found that tho
German flag had been hoisted at Yap, tho
Governor of the Carolines, Senor Babrilles,
visited the commander of the German gun
boat Itlis, and accused him of piracy and
breach of international law. The German
commander replied that he had simply
obeyed orders. A hot argument ensued,
ending in a scuffle, when the German com
mander retired to his ship. The Governor
then boarded the Spanish man-of-war San
Quentin and requested the Captain to fire
on the Itlis. The Captain refused, the
Governor of the Philipines having ordered
him to avoid a conflict. Babrilles ordered
the crew to fire, whereupon the Captain
drew a revolver and threatened to shoot the.
first man who obeyed or repeated the order.
Babrilles again ordered the men to fire,
when the Captain shot him in the shoulder.
Babrilles was afterward taken as a prisoner
to Manilla, where bis trial is proceeding.
Levying on the Hannibal A St. Joe.
Kansas City, Mcs, September 1L
Quite a little flurry of excitement was oc
casioned yesterday afternoon in the Hanni
bal & St. Joseph yards, when County Col
lector K. J. Wilson, accompanied by two
deputies and by two attorneys,' J. K. Wad
dill and . A. Andrews, levied on Hannibal
rolling stock to satisfy State amteoanty
taxes anooBtiag to 3,12, or abeat 5,W
whan the penalties are added.,; The taxes'
m the Mtwonri BItcc bridge are hi arrears
for twoyaars'aoal the taxes ea tkMtmk
bat rasds have set bspaUjkKfearjeaoC
jrha attorney JieJfceMM 'ssstM 'shssVMst
HUNTED TO DEATH.
Pink itad Jim IMiTwa Valeriana sail HjJ, ' ' I
Handed Taxaa Desperadoes, Tr ) f 'SJil
Tholr Ketrcat aad-8kot-ta Death A
TfaU-Kanieir BewartUvnaefe. Threo-D., f
.HMt..A.t nr Va - v,ui.j w. V S
in.:. n.i- .--..- ..sjii:i. -$r
vestcrtlav morulas bv the annomicereat 3H
thnt the fnmnns ! hrnthora tba trM' "SL
nf North Tt- hud aptnsltv Yvm-n VUtaat t "W?'
The first intimation of the kUllaz wasv " '
the arrival of a farmer's wagoa aboaV.s"."
one o'clock In the morning, containing1
the dead bodies of tho notorious outlaws.-
Jim and Pink Lee. The tory of the kill- - $.
log Is brief. Ever since tho brutal mas4
sacre of the two Kott brothers and their " JJ;
companions In tho Indian Territorv.ia' .-J.V?
April last, the authorities have .bean .-
scouring the conntryfa scsjc&foi'Jjkt1 ''s!
i.ce, tne leader ol the terrible ice rate x-rnci
Innumerable rewards bare been oterod
for the capture, dead or alive, ol Jlmaatl'i
Pink Lee. Tho total rewards reached ,
$7,000. The rewards drew a host of de-
tcctives to this part of tho country. As
many as forty Northern and Eastern de
tectives have visited this region in the hope,
ot bagging the big reward. It remained
for a Tcxin named Heck Thomas, of.
Forth Worth, to vanquish tho outlaws.
Thomas learned through some 'unknown
means, that .the Lee brothers were ia
the vicinity of Harris Township, near
the village of Dcxter,,livlng under as
enmed names. Taking with him two
trusty and brave companions named
Jim Taylor and Jim Settles both of
Cook County, he started out Monday
morning in search of his human
game. Each officer carried oue sixteen
repeating Winchester) with an extra one
blung on his saddle. Their side arms
were two forty-four calibre Colts, and a
flask of whisky. The Lee brothers were
well kuown to each of, the three officers.
After riding about ten hoars and visit
ing numerous ranches, showing photo
graphs of the Lees, the officers finally
learned their exact location, ana reached
the John Washington place at four"
o'clock In the afternoon. Thomas soon
spied the two outlaws, who were at that,
moment engaged in cutting John Wash
ington's pasture fence. The three ofli-1
ccrs rode up within fifty yards of the'
outlaws before the latter discovered
them. They dismounted and. Thomas
called on. them to surrender. Taken
unawares though they were, the outlaws
answered wilhlhelr revolvers, when the
detectives opened fire with their deadly
Winchesters. As the detectives raised to( (
fire both of the Lees, by Jim's orders,. '
laid flat on the ground. Pink Lee was
struck at the first fire, and writhed about
the ground, groaning pltcously, until the
next volley put an end to his suffrrrags.f
Jim Lee returned their lire very rapidly,
although he bad a bullet in his neck.
Alter emptying his -own revolver,
Jim crav" ' over to where his
dead brother lay and, grasping
Pink's weapou, -&- cmffirTO ra'sten, "'-'
nt the officers. About forty shots wen
fired at Jim before he ceased to move,'
but strangely only two shots werc fatal.'
A farmer's wagon was procured and,
the officers threw the bodies on a. pile of
straw and started for this city. The'
Coroner's inquest was held yesterday,
afternoon, and the bodies were identified,
soas to secure the large rewards' to
Thomas and bis two assistants. The
entire population of Gainesville turned
out to view the bodies ot the two .no
torious outlaws, which are stlll'lylug in
the Court House.
Perhaps no band of criminals in the
United States ever did such bloody work
lu so brief a period as the Lee gang.
headed by Jim and 11111 and Pink Lee.
Within two years from tne ursc oLiasc
May forty-two human lives were taken by
this baud of cattle and horso thieves.
Their principal rendezvous was Delaware
1 tend, in this county, just across froia the
Indian Territory. They stole thousands
of cattle and drove them Into the Jndlaii
Hill Lee was captured in May last,
with three other members of the gang,
and has been taken to Fort Smith, Ark.,
to stand trial for the murder of tho
two Hoff brothers and a Deputy United
States Marshil In the Chickasaw, Na
tfon. At the time when Hill and 'the
Steins were captured they came
near being lynched by the citizens of
Sherman, Tex., where they were first
taken. It Is believed that., the other
Trcmbcrs of the notorious gang have
left the country. Thus ends, one of tho
bloodiest chapters In Texas - irontlcr
An Order of 8upnIn Recalled aad Cer
tain Caet In Contest Can Mow be Ke.
Washington, D. C.SeiAembtx .
The Secretary of the Interior has Issued
an order reopening the way focactlos
in certain contests fa Indian bome
s:cad cases' In Michigan, In which ac
tion has been suspended since March 14th,
1877, by order ot Carl Schnrz, the a Sec- J
rotary of the Interior. The suspension of
action was In regard to the entry la
Todia and Traverse City dlstfelseii$. .
concentrated at Reed City, Mich. The "IT
order concludes as follows The time
for the offer of final oroof UDOB 'the -
homesteads has long ago lapsed, aall
some instances suoscqucuv wmniun
entries, made after cancellation aad prioj. N
xo vue oruer oi Buai3uvru, , " ,, -
xnalncd more than the sevea . jean, "jrf
of limitation upon the records.' lVj&s
accordingly recall the lo rater ?&
nennion and direct a Ian exab-V-
inatlon of the pending cases, apoa th-j
merits of caeh as it slfill be reached. aad"
.-..k .!. ati rvtrties. taelBdhM aa-StfiC'
(. ts .o TfiHIm aoent la e'larae. s4ieflt"?iS2l
be necessary to the just dtrBstaatliira(g?:l
the confllctlflz claims. CertakUy ar4jtl
nere technical obiecUoii .shoald he IMBPsVa-v
mltted to deprive the Iadkaa.af fata--,,i.t,l
teed treaty rights II the asm aaa hajav
surea to mem uj -"TTJJnTj
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