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CHICAGO POLICE KNOCKED OUT
They Ailmtl Thai '1 hoy limit ilrcn I'mililc
tr (iet lllhlt-lirn Against llnliiir
Clili'M Ham railed.
Chicago, Aug. 1. Tlio police acknowl
edged to-ilay tliclr complete defeat, ho fur,
In the efforts to secure direct evidence of
murder iiRiilnst 11. II. Holmes. Dozens of
promising clues have boon carefully Inves
tigated, witness after witness, who was
conllilcntly expected to "tell all," Iiiih been
examined without result, nn1 lit last the
detectives are forced to admit that their
efforts have been unavailing so far as
proof of Biillt Is concerned. This was nrl
mtttecl by Inspeetor Kltzp.itiiek to-ilay.
"When we started on this ease," hu said,
"we knew It would be almost Impossible
to (jet anyone who eonld positively con
nect Holmes with any ease of murdcr.yet
we thought it our duty to investigate, and
we have done the best we could. o be
lieve several crimes have been committed
tind believe that Holmes and his eon
federates are guilty of several murders,
but. so far, wu are unable to prove pur
belief correct. We have no evidence that
would even cause an Indictment against
any of the men under suspicion, it It were
presented to the Brand Jury.'
Pat CJuinlan was Riven 11 two hours ses
sion In the sweatbox to-day. but the result
was as unsatisfactory as the previous ex
aminations of the ex-Janitor. Qulnlnu
elves no evidence of weakening and stuli
bornly sticks to his statement that he
knows absolutely nothing of any killing.
The police received word to-day of the
mysterious hauling away fiom the Holmes
house at night of several large boxes. 1 he
boxes wore taken from the house during
Holmes' residence them and several de
tectives were detailed on tho new lead in
Holmes llxpliiliis Hie llouo.
Chicago. Auk. l.-A spclal to the Post
r. i.hii.i.ininiit:. snvs: Holmes, the al
leged wholesale murderer, was asked to-
" 'vou'expalu'- how o many bones
eanie to'be concealed in the basement and
other parts of your Chicago house?
I will answer that question In this
ivav," he replied. "Kvery person who has
mown me is uwuro iniir. . am . i
profession. It is also known perfectly
veil in Chicago that ?-iv?Wto
ant In my building during the world s fail.
t that time there were lots of bones from
fowls an other cooked anlmnH thrown
.."its do the building. Lots of these bones,
no doubt, found their way to tl e e hu.
Duiinc, the time I lived In the Iiull.IInf, I
Pro. gbt several cadavers tber., both for
sclent I o and pecuniary purposes. 1 his
miv!. 'count for the bones .the Chicago po
lice bay they have found.
PLANS REPORTED IN ADVANCE.
Cuban .sympathizers Talk of Stealing the
VvkuiIik ami "ringing Cp.il "
Terms at Once.
Philadelphia, Ta.. Aug. l.-The KvcnlnB
nulletln to-day has tho following: At
liecret meeting of Cuban sympathizers In
his city Inst night, at which a number of
,o most prominent lenders were present,
a daring project was revealed. It was noth
ing less than a plan to steal the dynamite
cruiser Vesuvius, from the Leagues Island
navy yard, man her with a picked crew
ind tend her to Havana to lny Morrow
castle in 'ruins and seal the fate of Spanish
dominion in the g''tn of the Antilles, i nt
Jcheme aiised a great ileal of excitement.
Tlu mov Conservative Cuban-Americans
denounced it and its 1' f-., '
warned those present not to allow ttn.ui
nelves to countenance the dea. .
An eiithus astlc advocate of Lillian ln
denendeiice said to-day: " f the naval of
llclr" don't look out. the Vesilv us will be
missing some morning from her moor-Inc-Vai
lVei sues Island. Within iv week u
man who has strode the deck of many a
vessel and who cares much for gold, and
who ha" risk.' I his life to obtain It dozens
of times made tho following proposlt on
?o certain people: 'C.lve me K0O.IMO ami I
will Vtell tlio Vesuvius, run Into Havana
barbor and In ten minutes lay Morrow
castle In 11 heap of ruins.
If the Vesuv us ever got clear of the
,,, ml steam UP there Is 110th ng "'
the Amerlean navy that could eatcli ner
and tl e olllelnls here have nothing to p. 11 d
11 pursuit but the revenue cutter Hamilton
ami "ho Vesuvius would tun away from
her llko greased lightning.
Spain Will Ueglu In Kiiraest Soon.
Madrid. Aug. l.-Count Moiiterra, chief
of tho Cuban reform party, in an Inter
v ew upon tho stale of affairs In the Isl
and of Cuba, said to-da that operations
gainst tho insurgents would be com-
im' cid iu earnest early In the autumn
and that before winter bet In the re
bellion would be over. The insurgents, ho
added, are short of ammunition and the
leaders lack prestige. The principal thing
10 do. In the opinion of Count Monterru,
s to watch the coast. In order to prevent
outside help Irom reaching the Insurgents.
In conclusion ho said he was of the opin
ion in the interior of Cuba the t'eople aro
on .ose.l to the Insurrection, anil that this
feeling is Increasing In strenglh.
Cornell Unlierlty Hrlngi s"lt.
Toiieka. Kas., Aug, l.-(Speclal.) A. suit
wuii tiled In tho I'nlteil simteh court hero
lo-day which involves the sum of l5S,8ort.
Some years ajo t-'orneu uuirumuy im
"imieil a lurge amount of Kansas mort
gages from the Topeka company. As these
mortgages foil duo it became nee-ssary to
lake In the Jantl upon which they were
given. When deeds were taken to these
lands they wero iiiudo in tho numo of
lieorgo M. Noble, Cornell asks for recov
ery or such, lands In the Slim of W.i.Sil, lie.
c rued mil to thi amount of HAwtt nn.l
exemplary damages to the amount of .,i.
0: The petition alleges fraud, mlsice
sentatlon ind bolrayul of trust against Mr.
Noble and his company, and u&ks for u. je.
ceiver tor mo iiuhiuvbs,
Matt lleyiiolds 11 Special Coniuel.
Washington, Aug. l.-Snecial.) Matt O.
Iteynolds. of St. Louis, lnlled States at-
orney or the court or private land claims
In Now Mexico, wus to-day appointed by
the attorney general us special counsel In
ho bupreme court ,10 take charge, pf all
appeal cases from tho private land claims.
ill this position bus been sought by sonw
Democrats, but the attorney general pre
ferred a man competent to take euro of
the business, rather than make a paitlsun
matter of 1L
Kiin.ak llniiiU I'uriluiHcd.
Topeka, Kas.. Aug. l.-(Speclul.) The state
board of school fund commissioners to-day
! '. v.,t...i the followliii? Kansas bonds:
i-M In district No. 12. Norton county; JCOO
7 ' ' . ..... v si,) .,,1 Atvlnn inn n f CiXtfl
III ClLalrlVl -'-. -. AIIUVI KW4i VMU1H.J TWV
1 district No. C'J. Nemaha county; Jl.OOO in
tetrlet No.' iw! Jounsoa county.
I lit niaintiii in in" i-nBr " . ,,.,,.,. m, ..
sity ami tho defendant Is tho Kansas lau
unfl Trust company, a Topelcn (institution
of "whl It Oorie M. Noble Is president.
a. in. each ilny wo place on our b
as 00c Per Pair.
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mr unc nour Willy -" "j
Lending Shoe Dealer,
1018 Main Street.
GREAT FLOODS IN COLORADO,
The Mlnle Han Keen M.ltrd With all I'll.
11. mil Number of Heavy Mnrnn and
IVnvr, Col., Aug. 1. Colorado has been
visited for two ri.ijK with the most d.truet
Inve rains and cloudbursts In the history
of the state. At lloulder, forty miles north
of Denver, tine,; Inches of fain fell In four
hours, damaging crops to an Insilmablo
extent. Irrigation ditches and Humes have
been damaged along their entile length.
At Loveland, the biggest ditch In North-
rn Colorado broke through the (ddes In
several places, Hooding the country In the
neighborhood, which contains well culti
At (lolden lh Clulf trains are all tied up,
beciiuo the track up Clear Creek canon
has been washed out In several places and
four bridges have been carried nway.
In the towns of Central City and Itlack
hawk, at the head of Clear creek, Hoods
have caused considerable damage to house
ind mining operations are Interfered with
on account of the washing away of Humes.
At Catsklll. N. M.. the lied river went on
n. rampage, bridges were washed out and
several families In the town had to llee for
their lives. Prom a rootv of other points
In the mountains come reports or heavy
rains and cloudbursts.
The Midland Terminal passenger train,
which left Cripple Creek last night at 10
o'clock, was caught In a landslide near
Clllet, and the two rear loaches derailed.
No one was injured, but the train and Its
occupants had a narrow escape. Travel
on all the mountain roads is Interfered with
and It will be weeks before the damage to
nie of them Is repaired.
.Much H.intage at Socorro.
Denver, Col., Aug. 1. A special to the lie.
publican from Santa, l-'e states that thirty
houses were destroyed at Socorro by tho
Hood, most of the buildings being of adobe.
The heavy downpour continued for two or
three hours, during which time the waters
pprcad from several arrovis over nearly
the entire town. At one time the Hood was
three-fourths of a mile wide, varying from
ten to fifteen feet deep. Partus, orchards
and vineyards for many miles along the riv
er were almost destroyed.
The situation to-day was aggravated by
a Hood In the Kin firande, which Is higher
than before In years.
It Is out of Its banks at I.a Joya and again
Hooding th" valley.
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Po rail
road is Inundated for miles.
No accurate statement of tho loss of
life has as yet been made.
No trains are running south of Albu
querque. It Is believed that VA Paso Is In
THE OMAHA P0UCE MUDDLE.
Mayor IteniU Issue 11 rri.cliitiiiitiou In
View of the Agitation III the City
Old Police ltelllgerent.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 1. In view of the dis
turbed condition of affairs In tho city, ut
noon to-day, tho mayor Issued tho following
"By virtue of the nuthorlty vested In mo
by the charter for nietiopolitan police,
which designates the mayor as the chief
executive olllcer and conservator of peace
throughout the city, all persons are hereby
warned against acts of violence or unlaw
ful assemblages tending to Uovoke tur
bulence or create disturbance.
"Without trenching upon the rights of
Individual citizens to peacefully pursue
their vocations, 1 deem it my duty, iu
view of the possible outbreaks, to Im
press upon nil good citizens the necessity
of desisting from any demonstration that
Is liable to bring about a breach of the
peace, and to that end instructions have
been Issued to the chief of police to dis
perse unlawful gatherings on the public,
thoroughfares, and especially In the vicin
ity of public buildings.
"HKOIMiH M. IIK.MIS. Mayor."
The A. V. A.'s expect that the new po
lice commissioners will be formally ap
pointed this afternoon at Lincoln, and that
thlr commissions and bonds will be ready
for presentation at the council meeting
to-night tor approval. There will be no
delay In the approval of the bonds and the
new board will be ready for business at
once. Their plans have been decided upon
In a great measure. Johnny .McDonald
Is slated lor chief of police, ex-Chief
Seavev having been turned down by the
new board. I!x-Sergeant Slioup Is given
an olllce in the new make-up and all of
the policemen who were recently dismissed
for "the good of the service," will be 11
Instated with two exceptions. i:-Serge.iut
Slgwart will bo one of the captains anil
ex-Chief Detective Haze will probably be
another. It Is also said that when the
new board calls upon the present police
force to obey the new chief that at least
seventeen members will respond to the
The present police forco is on duty and
ready 10 retain possession.
Captain Palmer lias taken the contract
of seeing that tlte business men of the
city do not take any decided stand In op
position to the plans of the A. P. A. He
was badlv rattled by the netltlon of the
leading taxpayers and business men of the
city, asking tho boaid of public lands and
buildings to join with Governor Jlolcnnib
In securing an Injunction of the vexod
question by the supieiiui court of the stale.
Tho old pollee are In possession of city
property, armed with plckhandles, to re
sist any eflott made under the new regime.
CAPITAL REMOVAL ARGUED.
Tim Subject Comes Up at ilelTersou City In
Injunction I'loteeiliiigs Against the
Secretary of state.
Jefferson City, Mo Aug. 1. (Special.) In
the circuit court In this city before Juiigo
Shackelford, to-day was devoted to argu
ments upon tho constitutionality of tho
proposed amendment to change the perma
nent seal of government from Jelfersou
City to Sed.illa, The proceedings grow out
of a petition for injunction against tho
secretary of state to enjoin him from pub
lishing; tho proposed amendment. Tho at
torneys for the statu tiled a demurrer and
tho argument was on tho demuner, If
the decision Is for tho statu or against It
tho matter will be appealed to the supreme
Hon. J. If. Ilothwell, Judge J. K. Jlc
Kelghau, of St. Louis', and Attorney Hen
eral Prank Walker were present In behalf
of the secretary of state, while Jefferson
Cty was represented by Mayor IMwIn Sil
ver, Joseph It, Kdwards, A. M. Hough anil
others. Attorney (ienernl Walker lead tiu
petition for the Injunction and the answer
of tho secretary of state, in arguing on
the demurrer -Mr. Walker took up the Ill
inois statutes and undertook to show that
a court of equity had no Jurisdiction over
the actions of public olllcers, that the law
making power of the state was supreme
and the citizens liuil no property rlRht in
the location of a capital or of county seats.
The fact that the removal was based on
future promises, 110 saiu, made no dlirer
ence, that tho people had the right to vote
upon It. and he quoted several decisions,
one, tho California cae, which is similar
to tho Missouri ease. Tho entire argument
on both sides was of a spirited und learned
character. John II. Dotuwell, of Sedalla.
declared that the will of thy people is and
should bo the supreme law, and that the
people should not be deprived of an oppor
tunity to vote on capital removal, The de
bate was Hnlshed lato this evening. Judge
Shackelford reserves his opinion, but will
probably declare It some time next week,
Missionary Day at I'crtlo Springs.
Warreiibburg, Mo., Aug. !. (Special.)
This wus missionary day at the MiUhodlst
assembly, K. 13. Iloss delivered an address
and the afternoon was devoted to class
work. In the evening a concert was given
by tlio Dudley lluck quartette, of Sedalla.
To-morrow the Hpworth Leasuera take pus
seiskm of the assembly.
this .intoits in Tin; tavi.ou i:.ii:
t,isn;x id ui.oijtm.vr im.iiak.
GREAT CROWDS ARE PRESENT,
sci:m:s or soi.km.v ami ihiamatiu
imi:iii:ht in tiii: coijiu' iioum.
Al tl O'clock Ve.terdny Morning the Argil'
incut In the Celebrated Cae llegau
mid Will He Cimlluueil 'lo'.l.iy
Court Are Clear.
Carrolllon, Mo.. Aug. I. (Special.) At
1111 early hour this morning crowds
began to turn their footsteps to
wards the court house, eaiter lo
hear the arguments In the Taylor trial,
and by S o'clock every available seat was
occupied, liven the Judge's bench was oc
cupied and standing room was nl n pre
mium. A mnjorlty of the audience wis
composed of ladles, who hiVve throughout
the trial displayed as much Interest ns the
sterner sex. About S:..) o'clock Judge
Kucker walked over to tho court house
from the hotel and climbed the stairs and
edited his way through the crowd to the
bench. A few minutes later Shorln" Stan
Icy walked In with tho two celebrated pris
oners, William P. and Ceorge Taylor. The
terrible strain to which they have been
subjected the past week Is beginning lo tell
on them and they look haggard and worn.
Accompanying them were their wlves.chll
dren, mother, father, brothers ami slstets,
who took seats Immediately behind the
derendnnts, and In plain view of the Jury.
Mrs. C.eorge Taylor has two children. neith.
er of which is old enough to appreciate
how tcrilbly disastrous
this trial may
prove to the future
of their father. Will-
wife, who, the defense
not well enough 19 be placed
on the witness stand, was In court, and to
all appearance was as well as could be ex
pected, after what she has gone through.
Her three children were with her.
Mrs. Meeks, the mother of the murdered
man, stepped Into the room almost unob
served and took her seat at the hide of the
prosecuting attorney. It was not long,
however, until all eyes were turned toward
her and necks were stretched to get a
glimpse of poor Nellie Mocks' Brand
mother. At a o'clock the Judge called tho court to
older and Prosecuting Attorney Hresnehan
stepped f 01 ward and lead the court's In
structions for the defense. He was fol
lowed by It. P. Lo.ler, who read the de
Thi Instructions, for the state ny .iuukc
Kucker were clear, convincing and to tho
point, lie told tho Jury that they were the
sole Judges of the weight to lie given each
witness, and it they found from the evi
dence beyond a reasonable doubt that de
.....iiiniu wnn. .... .'mil Cenrce Tnvlor. were
guilty of the murder of Mrs. Meeks. It was
their sworn duty to say so by a verdict of
guilty. He explained that a reasonablo
doubt is substantiated doubt arising from
the Insutllelency of the evidence, unit not
u mere possibility of the defendants inno
cence. The court Insti acted the Jury that
Hlght raises a presumption of guilt, and ir
the Jury believed from the evidence that
defendants lied to Arkansas to avoid ar
rest, then they must take that fact Into
consideration. , , .
'IM... i-rinrt also Instructed the jury that
In- the term "feloniously" Is meant wicl,
lv and against the admonition of th
He tne lerm -Wlliuuy is u,,-,u.i
tlonallv. and not by accident, lly
deliberately" Is meant in
cool state of
blood. It does not mean lirooueil oyer or
considered or rellected on lor a week or .1
day or an hour, but It does mean an inten
tion to kill, executed by a party not under
the Influence of a violent pimion, sud
denly aroused, and the passion here re
ferred to is tiiat only which In produced
bv what the law recognizes as a Just cause
of provocation, lly the term "provocation
Is meant thought of beforehand for any
length of time, however short. The term
"malice" ns used In the Indictment iocs
not. In a legal sense, mean spite ill will,
hatred or dislike, as It Is ordinarily under
stood but that condition of tho mind wTilrh
prompts one pers-nn to take the life of an
other without cause or justillenllon, and
slgnllles that state of disposition which
shows a heart regardless of social duty
and futallv bent on mischief. ".Malice
aforethought" means that the net was done
with malice and premeditation.
In giving his Instructions for tlio de
fense the court was liberal and fair. The
court instructed the Jury that if the whole
evidence leaves the minds of the Jury In
such condition that they are neither mor
ally certain of the defendants Innocence
nor mm ally certain of their guilt, then 11
reasonable doubt exists, and the Jury must
give the defendants the b.neilt of such
doubt by acquitting them. I'nder the law
of this state each of the defendants Is a
competent witness to testify In his own
behalf ami In behalf of his co-defendant,
and their evidence cannot be disregarded
because they are the defendants and stand
charged with the commission of a crime.
The law presumes the defendants to bo
Innocent of the crime charged, but as they
are all competent witnesses under the law
jurors should fairly and impartially con
sider their testimony, together with all
oilier testimony In the case Plight, un
explained, raises .1 presumption of guilt.
Hut Hlght, accounted for otherwise than for
avoiding arrest and trial, raises no such
presumption, as the prosecution In this
case sicks a conviction upon circumstan
tial evidence alone. The court Instructed
the Jury that they cannot convict the de
fendants unless they have proven their
guilt from tho evidence, beyond a reason
able doubt, by facts and circumstances',
all of which aro consistent with each other
and their guilt, and absolutely inconsistent
with the reasonable theory of their Inno-
... 'el... I,,. r.-nlt'a,i the Ktat,. to orovo
their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, but
the defendants aro not required Jo prove
1111 alibi beyond a reasonable doubt.
L. A. Holllday, who Is tho mayor of Car
rollton. then aiose und opened tho case for
the state. He spoke for one hour and brief,
ly reviewed the evidence brought out 111
the trial, und showed clearly and forcibly
tho strong chain that had been woven
around tho defendants, and how utterly
Impossible It was for them to clear them
selves from the damaging evidence brought
against them. He dwelt at length upon
tho testimony of Mrs. .Meeks. mother of
tho murdered man, as to the receipt of tho
"llo ready at 10 o'clock" letter and the
understanding that tho Taylors wero com
ing to tako tho family nway.
Hill Taylor had testllled that the letter
had reference to a meeting the next morn
lug at in o'clock In reference to tho ",0
ho was to ndvunce dus Meeks on his In
surance policy. Mr. Holllday dwelt upon
tho fact that the -Meeks children had been
put to bed with their clothes on; that the
letter was mailed at 2 o'clock In the after
noon, and that everything Indicated that
the time referred to was that same night.
"If the letter was an innocent one," he
exclaimed, "why was It not signed? That
letter alone Is fatal to tho defense and suf.
llclept to warrant conviction."
Keferrlng to Iho "bloody butchery" nnd
remarkable escape of Nellie Meeks, tho
speaker dramatically exclaimed:
"1 now believe In a special provldence.but
I never did beforo this Incident."
While Mr. Holllduy talked the Jury list
ened with rapt attention, George and Hill
gazed unmoved at the speaker and their
relatives exhibited slight concern.
Mr, Holllday dramatically referred to
Oeorgo Taylor's btalement on the stand
that he kicked th straw off Meeks and
Miw his face. "He acted as If lie were
hunting a dead dog!" the attorney shouted.
Tho testimony of .Mrs. Carter and Jimmy
Carter that tieorge drove straight to the
house after being Infoimed of the llndlng
of the bodies, and the evidence of every
witness who saw the bodies beforo they
weie uncovered, that thero was from
twelve to twenty Inches of dirt, chaff und
straw over them, was dwelt upon as con
clusively disproving iJeorso's testimony.
.Mr Holllday closed with an expression
that the state asked, simple Justice.
Mr, 11. i Lozlcr tollowccl iir. Holllday
In a brilliant nlul lmtwwlone.l spce, h f.r
the , fitisi. Ills nddrei was long mil
iihulilt , Hi qliotnllons from Holy wilt mil
fiom otlur sources. "Tl-" slale," he sail.
' do. s t.ot demand thi 11,.,., 0f these ! -f'
mliini". When the people pitnoplled Tom
tin sn hall with Itn uuthoilty It said pro.' -.
nte Hot persecutis, and when (he slip
puis on the eland an unworthy witness to
swear aw.iv the live of these defendant",
in ri-KiMtixe lo publle rlnmnr. the prose
cuting attorney cxtwd his nuthorlty nnd
asks yii to commit Jurllilnl murder.'
Again lie said: "A ehnln Is n ulrotwrr
than lt. weakest link, nlul I Jell
nu Inert nre some very weak link In the
ehnlh of the a In 1 1.' evidence." And then
he proceeded- to nMilll the case iir the
slate in a genernl way nnd lo eiuphuslno
tlm rcnsnnnblc dniiht theory.
"According lo the theory of Mr. Ktes
tielmii nnd Major Mulllns," he xttld. ' thete
was I'onvliiilhg proof of 111' ntllt of Nitn.
and yet we all know- now that each was
Innocent and that elicnrnslantlal evidence
u.ia tin! ti.llntihv The weak point In the
state's i use Is It!" failure to show conclu
sively that the Taylors went to Milan the
night or the murd. r. ,
"Old Mother Meek," Mr. ntot drelnred.
"In the nnlv witness on this point. Illlnd
McCollnm did not tw testify and Johnny
Hope, who said he saw thein 011 tlw roml.
lo not 111 be believed. He Is hot only dis
credited bv hitman, but by divine, testi
mony. Nature in lis licnciieenee mm -penc'hed
his iMd.-Jiee." ......
This remark had reference to Johnny
testimony ns to tho moon, which was dis
proved by ntmtttiiip. , ,, , . ,
In reviewing the testimony of the stitte 1
wltmso Mr. I.nzlcr referred to lllytbe
McColhim ii" n blind wllness, to James
Harris as a sneak mid to Jerry South a- a
lawjer whose mime did not appear In the
law directories. II" quoled the court s In
struction to determine the credibility or
witn.'.. and Insist! that little weight
should be given to thoir stories, hoiilh wn
termed a modern .Indus, seeking the conll
dvn.e of the defendants and then endeav
oring to convict them so Hint he might
get the reward offered. The inteiest South
has In this blood money, Mr, l.ozler nslst
ed, should be considered with the tostltnoin
he gnve. It.- coneluslon Mr. Lo.ler painted
a vivid word picture of a double execution
nnd urged the Jury not to let It be said In
the future that the dofendanls' lives were
taken on unconnected circumstantial oW-
Following Mr. l.ozler came Mr. Pierce,
the prosecuting attorney or Sullivan coun
ty who drnivered one or the most elTectlve
ppoeches of the day. Ills personality l
extremely entertaining. When he was dis
charged "fiom Hu; armv he did not know
how to read or wrlle. Ills wire taught him
nnd he read law and has become one or
Hie lending men In his community. When
little Nellie Meeks came to Mrs. Carters
bouse, made an orphan bv a most brutal
murder, ho nnd his wife took the child to
their home and cared for It tenderly and
.. II. nnnllmtn 111 roll. Hill! CllllCiltO 1H1.
When Mr. Pierce faced tin- Jury theie
was a slight ripple of excitement In the
audience, and the Tavlnrs watched bin
with grave Interest, while the wives and
children of the defendants left the room.
He began by telling the jury that they
were men of mature minds and not to lie
B waved bv words of pas-Ion. They must
not be Inllitcneeil by sympathy for Nellie
Meeks or Hie children of the Taylors, but
must lender their verdict on the cold facts.
He laid stress on the fact Unit C.us Meeks
had been pardoned from the penitentiary
!o testify against Itlll Taylor, giving a
motive for the crime and the threats of
Hill Taylor to destroj him. He leUewcd
b" testimony lucidly, step by s op, to the
time the Meeks family entered the wagon
at the .Meeks house.
Th.- manner of the speaker was earnest
and convincing, and as lie proceeded he
.',,.,? 11,. storv of how little Nellie Meeks
came to the barter house In the early
morning and Oeorgo. a few 'iiomi-ntj la er.
hallowing In the Held. 'I hen lie said that
when little Nolle got nut of tie straw
st 7k she saw a house, it was the house
of (Serge Taylor. She started toward It.
stumbling over a roiiRh ground In her
w.-akliess. A little Way L, "" n1'1 H "
slut bled on a clod and fell When she
arose she was headed In the other d lection
and saw the Carter house and went there.
I was the hand of (Sod. A few minutes
after Oeorge came out with his harrow
hilt the little girl hud, got. away Hrst-tlu
'"Mr. pierce in'piirtlcular commented upon
fieorge Taylor's story of going to the straw
stack and kicking up the straw and see
ing (Ills Meeks' face anil showed Its Impos
sibility. "Oeorge Taylor saw the dead face
of fins Meeks there.'' he said, 'because be
knew It was there; he put It I here. In
before his oy.salf th- time Me eould 110
help seeing II." O'orge sat with folded
arms and undisturbed. Nothing could phase
II When Mr. fierce Hnlshed it w,i- after 12
o'clock and the court took .1 recess for
dinner. At the afternoon session the crowd
was greater than ever. , ... .,.,,..
Messrs. .Miner ana .minus, i". m- ;...
and Stephens and lliindley. for the defense
also delivered ah e speeches, each trying
to make the jury believe their side .of the
story of the murder was lisht. 1 0-11 g It
Attorney Coukllng will engage the atten
tion of the Jury. To-morrow olonel John
II. Hale is expected to make the speech ol
Ills life. Prosecuting Attnuiey Hresnehan
will then close In a speech of two hours.
The case will probably go lo the Jtirv about
1 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. I Ii" gen
eral impression is growing that the Jury
will quickly reach a verdict, yet many con
tend that a hung Jury will be the r.-uli.
WALLER'S WIFEIN DISTRESS.
she and Her Children at Port I.onl-i. .Maur
itius, Without Means and I'n.ible
lo net Home.
Washington. Aug. 1. All of the members
of the Wnller family are at last out of
Madagascar, but their misfortune contin
ues, and Mrs. Waller, wife of tho harass,,!
ex-consul. Is now, with her little ehlldr.it.
helpless and stranded on an Island at the
other side of tho globe. A letter received
by Paul II. llray. Waller's son-in-law, and
a dl-patch received to-day by the stale de
partment from United State Consul Camp
bell, at the Island of Mauritius, both con
tain notillcatlon of the arrival of .Mr-.
Waller and her four children at Port Louh.
Mauritius. The letter said the mother and
children were well, but that Mrs. Walk r
was sniferlng intense mental distress, ow
ing to her husband's misfortunes and the
hardships she and tho children had to un
dergo. They did not know how they Were
going to reach the I'nlled States, being out
Hearing of tho appearance of tun United
Slates steamship Castlno In Madagascar
waters, the mother and children had made
their way from the Interior of the Island to
the coast, in tho hope of securing passage
to the United Stales, but met with falliuo
nnd disappointment. l-Ithelbert (!. Wood
ford, an American englncr from New
Vork, who had bc.-n In the capital of the
llovas on biiBlncs.-, generously succored
them and paid their passage as far as
.Mauritius. .Mr. Campbell, the American
consul there, could do nothing mure for
them than to cable the department an ap
peal for assistant to enable the mother
and children to reach the United Stales.
The deikiiimeiit is unable to grant relief,
and It will bo necessary for them to look to
friends In this countiy for aid.
A MURDER ATGARNETT, KAS.
John .lont'. a Colored .Man, Killed Iu a
Dltputo (tier ll.meball at an emanci
Harnett. Kat... Aug. 1. (Special.) The A.
M, I!, church of this city celebrated IJmiili
(ipitlou day In the city park, with un old
fashioned barbecue dinner, with speaking
and music. A part of the celebration was
a game of baseball between tho home team
and a team from Osawatoinle, both col
ored, Tho game ended In a sad way and
0110 that was not on tho printed pro
gramme. A dispute aioso over a point In
tho game, during which John Jones, a col
ored man from o.-awatoinle, diow a re
volver and attempted to shoot Ira Vess, a
young white man of Harnett, when Charles
Sargent, also white, captain of tho lluniett
team, dealt Jones a deadly blow In the
back of the head Willi a bat. As Jones
fell one of his sons sejzed the revolver and
tried to shoot Saigent, but the cartridges
failed to explode. Tho latter Immediately
ran, but biter surrendered and Is now In
custody. Jones was at once carried to a
doctor's olllce. where ho died In about an
hour after being hit, never having become
conscious. Tho coroner Is now holding an
Inquest. Tho deceased was n married pian.
about M years old.
i'jllihui l'iciilu ut Wliiiltu.
Wichita. Kas.. Aug. 1. (Special.) Fifteen
hundred Pythian Knights, representing all
the lodges of that order In this county,
held a summer encampment In this county
to-day. The featuies were a big barbecue,
games and a drill. Judge Aldea, of Kan
sas City, Kas.. grand chancellor of tho
state, und Colonel Aiulduii, ot tills city,
THOSE THRIFTY POPS.
MOItl.M'AMIAI.L'ONMi-tilll Wt I II Til I!
I,i: Will, 1. 1 Ml AD.MIM.HIItAliON.
FILTHY LUCRE ITS CHIEF END.
nil; school 1 t'N
II INVLSl HI.VIiON,
Mr. N. II. .Mtdlnley iostlllrs as to How lie
Was "r.inchrd" for IIIii-m Sums lie
fore lie Could (let Crrlnlll lilts'
Iness raiis.irti'il t ho
tint the .Money'.'
Topfrke, Aug. l.-(?)erliil.) The leglsln
tlvp committee which has been Investigat
ing tile cohdltlnn nnd value of the botidn
held by the iiermanrtit school fund of this
slate concluded Us labors last hlght and
adjourned until September 2. when the
stenographer will have triinserlbed his
notes, and n formal report can be made.
The i-oinmlttee examined something over
!, 000,1)00 In bonds and round hot to exceed
Jlin.tit'iO which are worthless. This amount
Includes the JIOOjiO voted by the city of
Iwiwrwice to nld In tho construction or the
university and from the payment of which
the elt wits released by the act of 1S3
providing that the liability of tlio city
should be declared discharged when all
amount equaling the principal had been
pnld In Interest. Of the remaining flo.Wd
some part may be seemed If the far west
counties which Issued them ever become
uble to pay.
Tho testimony yesterday badly Impli
cated the late Populist state administra
tion. N. D. McOlnley, a bond dealer of
Topekn. was on the aland nearly all day.
He swore that the Populists at the state
hoile had forced him lo pay tireln money
before he could make 11 sale to the school
commissioners. He had made, he said,
three sales of bonds to tho Populist rotn
mlcsloners. They were of the Harper.
Hamilton and Wichita county bonds. He
said: "With the exception of the Harper
county refunding bonds I was bled on
every deal; that is to say I had to divide
my commissions. The question wus asked
me the oilier day ir I had ever paid any
of the members of the board of commis
sioners any money and I answered In the
r.egative. Ami' I did not; but I paid It to
Othvr parlies who represented them."
Next Mr. McOlnley explained a transac
tion he had with the reformers over the
sale of Wichita county bonds to the
amount of JM.Whi, which the state treasurer
tol'usfil to leglster warrants for on Hie
irroimd that the Indebtedness of the county
exceeded tin- slututory W per rent limit.
Mr. McOlnley said that Superintendent
Oalnes told him that the olllce of the treas
urer was exceeding Its authority by doing
any sin-h thing as refusing to register tho
Mr. .McOlnley then said: "To make a
long story short, 1 was given to under
stand in a few days that the warrants
would be registered If theie was J.!7." In
cash put up. I don't know to whom. Well,
I boirowed the J375." Here Mr. McOlnley
produced a note dalod October '-'", 1V.1I,
payable on demand to the Merchants' Na
tional bank, of Topeka. and signed by N.
D. McOlnley. as .111 evidence of the fact
that he borrowed the money as he testl
lled. In response to questions the witness
slated thai he had seemed the money on
that note and sent It to the state bouse,
MiOlnloy tcstltied that Orant Oalnes,
brother of Superintendent Oalnes.ainl bond
cleik In the otlice. al-o clerk of the board
of school fund commissioners, told him
that j:iT.1 would have to b- put up to com
plete the transaction and at a time after
th" warrants bad been Issued and taken
Into the olllce of tho state treasurer. The
witness testllled that lie did not know who
gut the $:S7.". Mr. .Mot .In ley also testllled
that he had been approached with a de
mand for money on another occasion, in
connection with the Wichita county bonds,
bv tirunt Oalnes and O. O. O-born, n son
nf tlm ..v-seoretiii-v of slate, and at mcsenl
a lawyer In Topeka. He al-o testilleil that
Ornnt Onln. s had asked for a "dlvy" of
the commissions. McOlnley's commission
would have amounted to fl.M or Jl.Siil
Oalnes wanted one-third of It, and was
paid $:2.1 nrtcr the deal was consummated.
Young Osborn also wanted a "dlvy." M -iiinti.v
..lie, ond he 11.1I1I hlin .tlm. because
tishnrn represented to McOlnley that the
bonds would not go through unless he was
Included In the rake-oiT. Oalnes also repre
sented that the bond business could be fa
cilitated If ho was paid properly mil of the
lommlsslnn. The total amount paid to
Oalnes, lisborn and to some one else. Mc
Olnley siys, was nearly $l.lio, leaving for
McOlnley about $2UO after the Pops got
through with him.
.McOlnley testllled that he was also
"bled" In Orant Oalnes and O. O. (.(shorn
In the Hamilton county purchase, which
amounted to jio.i.x). The witness had par
tially forgolleti the amount be gave up,
hut thought It was JPVI. perhaps more.
Asked as to his opinion where the first
37.-, went to. McOlnley said: "My impres
sion and mv belief is that Orant Oalnes
n.-y.-r got a cent of that money. However,
Orant Unities said to mo one day: "lime Is
lis ing and opportunities are passing, and I
propose to embrace It when I have one.'
Oalnes also told me that he had 10 divide
the money, but he did not tell mu witli
whom." , , , . , , ,, .
Asked as to who brought him the In
founatlon that Kt7." would be required be
fore tho bonds would go through, .McOln
ley said: "That I decline to state, as he Is
a prominent business man In Topekn and
I do not care to diag him Into this contro
veisv. He told me that the money was to
go to tho state treasurer's otlice."
Mrs. Hutch Intends to Sc .Mr. Clou-land
in Hcbiilf of Her Son Cljdo
Washington. Aug. 1. (Special.) Mrs.
Hatch will visit Cray Oibles to interview
the president 111 behalf of her son, Clydo
Mattox, who is to be executed at Wichita
((doner 11. She Is eneuurageil to believe
that she will secure an nudieuce with the
president, by letters she has rtcelved here
from personal friends of Mr. Cleveland's.
and It Is believed that th.- president will
hear what she may have to say In behalf
of her sun.
In tha meantime the papers in the case
will be sent to llray (bibles by the depart
ment of Justice, in asking for the p.ti
doit. the main point enh.-t ins the admission
or 111,, evidence of Whitman, who testl
lled on the llrst trial and, It Is claimed,
soon after stated that ho made certain
mistakes In his evidence, but before the
second trial cume un he was 1 Hied. I he
evidence given at the llrst trial was admit
ted at the second and on appeal to the su
preme court. Justices Shiran. Only and
White held that this evidence should noi be
admitted, while live other Justices decided
that the evioeiiee was proper, .uucii nuess
Is belli:; laid upon this point, as It Is
claimed that Mattox would not have been
convicted In the absence of this evidence,
on the othvr hand, It Is claimed by the
piosecittlon that some one tnteiested In
protecting Mntlox Is responsible for the
killing of Whitman by way of making way
with an tinpoitant witness. Delegate I'Tynn.
of Oklahoma, gave Mrs. Hatch 11 letter
lo tilt president to-da, together with a
history of the case, and urged him lo
give her a healing.
i.u'Ti.r. uiatoiNi: at ernsiiuito,
A i;i-Vear'(lld Olrl liescuc Her Unity Sis
ter I'roiii Drowning,
l'ittsbui'g, Kas., Aug, 1. -(Special.) A
babe belonging l" . Jlr, Mlnerd fell Into a
clslern to-day. when her 13-year-old sister
sci earned for her mother nnd Jumped In
after the little one. She held the child
aloft till help arrived and both were res
cued. The water wus so deep that the
brave glfl could barely keep her mouth
ubovc water by standing on her tiptoes.
rrautiil.es to the Highest llldiler,
Nevada. -Mo.. Aug. I. -(Special.) The llrst
Instance In the state of selling to the high
est bidder the frunchlse rights of a city,
under the new law, occurred here to-day,
when the city council offered for sule the
franchise to build and tuulu an aUctrlc
plmt in te to .npplv light for th- city and
to bull in I ,qnfp an electric railway
II A. 1:111. . of Argentm-, Ka.. off. retl
to pi, t the cltv i per . ent of the crop
r pi-. O.orR" W Dudl. y a Co, o' Ft.
I.011K PI I J', per i.-nt. and O-orgo Jbers
r.pr. -. iitnic the MI-ouH. K mii mil
Tom- Tiu-i foinp.iin. of Khii-.is I'll), I
2's, p-r ..nl The bids will b- 1 iiimis-d
bj the , it, coun.il n.xi Ttiiu"d.i nlel't
and the -11, 1 .(.sftti 1, mi- r naimd.
AFTER ,VS0UND MONEY" MEN,
ser Ileum, rats In Mt-glnla Preparing lo
lilt the ll.ddbng. on the lleten.lie
A Contention Callpit
chlengo, Aug. l.-A special to the 1'n-t
from Washington sals: Pollllis In Vir
ginia I beRliiiilng to assume a new phase.
and Hie silver Democrat are pn paring
fur 11 form of campaign wnlch they blb"
will hnve the effect of .'banning the th.it
acler of the present tontrovet-sy lntu.cn
the factions of the parly. Tiny propo-c
Practically lo abandon flee coltumo as th"
lending Issue of the campaign and to pl.t,
the sound money men upon Hi." def.'iisixe
by attacking what they regard its the
most vulnerable (mints on the sound money
doctrine, To do this Ihey propose to use
the president' message to the lust con
gress upon the llniinclnl ipiestlun. th" i
port of Hectetary Carlisle upon the sum"
subject and the bill which Mr. Carlisle
prepared mid stibnillled to the house, to
gether with the bill which was afterwards
subslltut.il for the Carlisle bill bv the
banking and currency committee, to show
Hull the administration and Its follow cm
would retire nil the greenbacks, tho tnas
ury notes and ultimately the silver dollars,
ihus eaiislng a contraction of the curieti
cv by the withdrawal front circulation of
more than SHiKi.ndO.t.m. They will rurihor
attempt to show that the dtilnltion of
"sound money" menus gold coin and na
tional bank notes.
The plan adopted by the silver men for
launching this mctli.nl of campaign 1.
somewhat peculiar. Soiiie time ago Kenr.-sontatlve-ofeol
T. J. oie. or the Sixth Vir
ginia congtesslonal district, issued a 'ill
Mr n convention of the silver men of that
district. Ah otey was elected to congress
as 11 silver mnti, and his constituenei I-.
largely composed of silver men, It was nat
urally wondered what pnrpo'e lie could
possibly serve by holding such a meting
It now transpires that this convention Is
to be the llrst step In the moietuent the
sliver men arc about to start, anil that all
the lnllueiitl.il sliver Democrats of the
state are behind it
The convention will Indorse free coinage
at the ratio of III to I. but this Is to I.e ont
a minor Issue, and dependence foi the f
led Is lo be placed In the otln r niiiub. 1
or the programme
MR. DAWES FINDS A WAY OUT.
Tho Attorney ticnei-al shows llo" laiias
Cnller-lty .Need Not Close for
Mont or I'ttllll.
Topekn, Kas., Aug. t. (Special ) The
scare over the stat-- university fix leiy
has scurried away like one of those sum
mer clouds which ever and anon olw, ute
the face of old Sol. and peace anil happi
ness may again dwell In the hearts of the
friends and patrons of the school.
The attorney general tr.-d.iy -iipplie.l the
state board or oqiialU.itlou with a will ten
opinion, in which he holds that the $Ph.i
tax for the maintenance of lb" tinlvei-iti .
as made by the legislature, Is strictly ! -gal.
but that the manner of making th
levy should be changed Irom the custom
pursued by Iho former boards. lien to-
fore I lie state board of cqunll'.atlon ha
declared a tax levy of so many mills on
the pioperty In the state. Now. the attoi
nev general Instruct the state board to
apportion the Slinj.iniO among the several
lounlles, and. upon receipt of notiilcatlxn
of the sum due from each county, the ai
loiis boa ids' of county commissioners must
make the levy.
The auditor of slate to-d.-.v notltled ill
county clerks of this decision, and the
county commissioners will be called upon
to make the levy at thqlr regular meet
ing for lax levying on August :.
The question of whether or not the
county commissioners can llnd any more
authority In the law for making a state
tax levy than the -late board has found
has not been rai-ed b any of the coun
ties ns vet, and It I- altom-ther likely that
the levi will ls made an 1 the taxes paid.
and the unicr-it go on uiiiml.,irms, I
in Its mission of .-duelling Hie youth of
Uncle Sam Owes Nearly n Itillliin Dollars,
jilt Increase for Iho .Month of Owe
S!M, into, Olio.
Washington. Aug. 1. The monthly lr a--ury
statement of the public debt show
the total debt on July .11. Ic.-s cash In the
treasury, to have been $:H0,tie..:ir,, an In
crease for the month of ! l.'.VKlx. This m.
crease Is due to the delivery to the Lon
don syndicate dining the month of $;il.
1.77,700 in I per cent bonds, together with a
loss ot JS.fC.rt.Sm' in available cash. The
debt Is recapitulated as follows:
Interest bearing debt, $7l7.:!Wi. IOO; d l.t on
which interest has ceased since mummy,
SI.IW.'O; debt beating no intoiest, t:'.S7. 1'.'X.
:M: total, l,i:'7,:,.V.I3.-,. Oertlllo.itc and
treasury notes offset by an equal amount
of cash In treasury, jr.si.?f.i,(i!i:i
The cash in the treasury is ciasslilo.l as
Oold. '153,S5l.osr.; silver. J.-.I2.7I0.1W: paper,
$123,3711,71)1; bonds, disbursing ollh or bal
ances, etc., Sl.Vlll'il.s.':!: total, St(7.T!H7.s t...
against which there are demand llabiliti.
amounting to W.'-ivWo. I. av nit a cash
balance In the treasury of .?lx,,ll',l,rao.
The monthly statement of the receipts
and expenditures of tin government during
the month of July shows ivc. litis ,!!'."'.
1107, as against Ml.WD.lCli) tor July, ls-ll; tin;
disbursement" during Julv. lsif.. amouiit-.l
to K..1l'5.ii(a, as against til.tils,;.sj lor Julv.
is'll llf the 1. lilts. $ll,i7'i.M)l Wile fliilll
eosioios. and S12.MW.liC. from Internal r
enue. limine. July, lx'.'l.
the ic i ipts Irom
customs wet-.- 5VI.
U ami Horn internal
The pension pit) litems
If venue. J2V-'ll0,ls7.
nm.iunted to 5r,...,i.'i. a i'-
abotit f 117.1101) rrom July. ism.
THE DISPUTE WITH IOWA.
lioieinor .liuktou, of '1 It-it state, and Ooi-
einor stone, of H irl, lo Confer Ou'r
Iho llnuilllorj Line IJllcMloll.
Dos .Moines, la., Aug. l.-Oov.rnor Jackson
has gone to St. Louis, on Invitation of
novel nor Stone, ot Missouri, for a confer
enco to eiideaior to settle the long stand
ing boundary dispute between this state
nnd .Missouri, The boundary line between
the states was surveyed in 1S3T. and adopt
ed when Iowa was admitted. It was
marked by posts, which have disappeared.
Later Missouri made a survey un mil.
north of the llrst, and the conns ut lam de
cided that the old line wus correct. Mean
time, the posts had disappeared and for
many years there have been disputes over
jurisdiction in the uncertain territory. In
.Mercer county. Mo., and Decatur county,
la., there has been feud for years because
or the dispute.
(loveruor Stone wants each suite (o name
an engineer, the two to name a thlid, the
three to bo commissioned to settle the
whole matter and make a new survy und
establish marks. If this cannot be agreed
upon he wants the case taken into the fcl
ei'iil courts at once and settle 1. The Mis
souri lis . Inlme.l as the boundary the line
running west from tho rapids In the Des
Moines river, while the low.ins claimed It
was the line running west from the rapids
iu the Mississippi river, a few miles north
of the Des Moines. In ISIS the supirme
court of the I'nlted States decided that
neither one of these, parallels was the ior
rect boundary line, and held that the line
run by John C. Sullivan In Dpi was the
(iiiteriior Mi-Khilcy .Sol mi A, I', A.
notion. Aug. 1. The iinveler lo.day pub
lishes a letter fiom James Doyle, pilvute
secretary to Hovel nor .MeKlnley, of Ohio,
denying. In ih- governor's mime, that the
latter Is a member of the American I'io
teetivo Asso. latiou. The letter was luougbi
out by dc 1. nations of Itev. J utiles lloyd
lliady, ol the 1'eople's chinch, at u public
meeting a foi might ago, who said Oovernot
MeKlnley was a member of the order men.
Honed, und a belli ver in Its principles,
Cut the Cud of u .Man's Lung (llf,
Macon. .Mo.. Aug. I. (Special.) This even,
ing. timing a dlllleulty between William
Hell, a colored ex-convict, of Macon, and
Andrew liuike. a while man of llevler.
Hell slashed Hurko ucross the lower end ot
his breast, cutting, Iho end of bis lung on'.
liurlto then walked one-half block, secured
a revolver ur.l endea voted to shoot his
assailant, when olllcers Interfeied. Hell
wus locked up, und Uurlie la lylnt,' at tho
nolut of. dcatb.'
K IN- I- I ITV, M" . Aug : h
7o'.l't In..', ti r I'n vithtr In U jtitr
7'ini.''i u"l'"i'li Vlimitmi, ; 1. v
(sum. ' 1
Great August Event.
Wu think wc arc selling hili
grade merchandise in this sale
at the lowest prices ever known
to the Western public. Some
of these goods are selling for
less than half the import cost
others at 50 per cent below
cost to make and still others at
a ridiculously low per cent of
their real worth, lint wc want
these tioods out of
and take the low price course
as the easiest way to get rid of
here as thought
I.hj Wash (i'i)oils
10c. Silk HHt ins? Ji'ihhon..
1'n' Silk Klowcrcil Ribbons
')()( Fc.'ttlicr anil Silk Fans
-S 1 .00 Kraincil I'irliU'es
JN.uu Alarm hocks
'.V licit lbicklcs
'Ji'ic Side Combs
S'2.00 iXovclly Dress Goods
7!!c French C'asluucrus....
Sl.'iO Sailor Suitiuirs
S-J.r.o Silk Warp "Kiiilorns".SI
yj.00 Silk Warn ,Kuilorns".SI.,2o
126.96.36.199 Silk Warp "Kntlorjis".Sl.OO
:5."it; .Jersey (! loves
r0c Tiill'elii Silk Gloves
2iicTn.lc.il Silk Gloves
l.")Clo'Jiic Wash Goods
Tic Standard I'rinls
81.00 Sleel Scissors
I Or Toilet Soap
rdlo White Silk Hells
S- Close Woven Hammocks
J!lc Cliiinibei- Tails
Ladies- :i Shoes
Ladies' 2..-)() Tan Oxfords.
Misses' 2 Shoes
Children's 81.25 Oxfords..
Children's $1.50 Shoes
.Men's 7 J'atenl Leathers.
Men's i Call" Tan
Men's 1 Oxfords
. . c
. . 25c
l Trimmed Hats
50c Sailor Hals
l.25 Sailor Hats
2.00 Sailor Huts
Ladies' 12k Colton Vests...
Ladies' 15c Colton Vests
Ladies' 25c Colton Vests
Ladies' 25c Cotton Hose
Ladies' lilc Cotton llo'-."
Ladies' 50c Lisle Thread Him
Ladies' 25c Neckwear
Ladies' 50c Windsor Ties.. .
Indies' 10c Handkerchiefs .
25c All SilU l'oiijrecs
:!5c All Silk I'onu'ees
50c All Silk romrees
5c All Silk l'ontrees'
li'.lc White China Silks
lilc White China Silks
:! Slur Shirt Waists
2.5(l Slur Shirt Waists
75c lied Spreads
:t.U- blenched Muslins
5c brown Muslins
(Sjc Cotton Challies
25c Dres-s Goods
25c Cheviots .
iii'i.i,i:m.. Miitiiti:. cmiikt .veil.
VENEZUELA FOR AMERICANS,
A sitillcnlo l Preparing to Hrittg
Country In Closer ICi-l.itloii Willi Hie
St l'.inl. Mum, Aug, I.-Duiall Hi n,
M. U. Clupp, W. II. l-l-h. r an I .1. It w
lUUIl, Of tills hl.'lle. lle return i f' IU
Vent zip l.t. where the . lor. .1 u- oi.ti, ,.,
for the operations of a syudli a1, win h w It
open that couiitt) to Ameiuau capi,ii .iu I
give American manuf.tciuicr- ai.d wh I
salers a linger maiket and do.-, i -in.. .
lions with all Korlhern South Alien. ,x,
than ever befuro. I'.irt of the i-oilci kMim
which is giaiilcd to this syndicate, it n-il
be remembered, Is claimed by ilrMt lint
ttin. Now that the negotiations have be n
dosed and the syndicate organized lib te,
Oilnoio Compunj, It will demand full pi -tcctlun
of .ill Its rii.bls to the land by the
Culled Slates government. This 1 iniirt.
ly likely, says the concessional! cs, in for-a
an issue on the iiuestion of tile Monroe,
doctrine between this miliary and iir, at
III 1 1 it 1 11. This concession on the Ortuoi o
riv.-r Is said to Ik- worth many millions.
The sjiidlcate will be obliged, under tho
terns ot the cuiict sslon. to induce coloniza
tion of the country, and th.-y wdl open tho
mines and placers. The latter are largely
disputed soil and will, It Is said, bring on
coudlcis with the authorities there.
Nottl Assault mill lliltory.
Wichita, Kas., Aug. 1. (Special.) John
i'ullln, u farmer and politician, was ar
rested here to-diy for assault and battery
on complaint of .Mrs. .Martha Wcuu, the
wife ot unollier furnier who lives near
by. The assault and battery consisted In
kissing -Mrs, Wcntz twice. Hoth tanners
live In Illinois township. In this county,
and the act was committed six weeks ago.
Mr iMllen is i! years old, while Mrs,
W't'iits Is M and handsome.
lloue lllowii I'p With lljnainlle.
Atchison, Kas., Aug. 1. (Special.) Tho
furm house of William Donnelly, elov, u
miles southwest of Atchison, wus blown
to atoms with dynamite lust night, and tho
furniture completely wrecked. Donnelly,
who is a bachelor, was at his futheris
furm near by ut the time. Threats uguiust
him had been made, una the explosion Is
believed to have been an attempt upon his
life, lie tays lie wilt cuube fitmic arrests,