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VOLtJMBXXXVITI, NO. fi7.
KANSAS CITY. AUdl'ST S, 1895.
VHIOK TWO CENTS.
Cito 1 atttt S 0
YANG YU RETICENT.
Tilt CltlM:SK MtNIRTRR HAYS I.lTTM'
IX ItLGAltl) TOTIIKMASSAfJItHS.
HURRIED TRIP TO WASHINGTON,
MxnrrAtur.s iioo ani ctitixu ac-
CUMIMXV HIM TO Till: OAI'ITAI,
EXPECT ACTION BY THE POWERS
oitATiric'ATio.v kxi'ki:.si:ii that no
AMLItlUA.YH Wlllti: Kll.l.l'l).
Mr. Yang Vn llrrlarrs Also That Hill (lot
eminent Will Do All In tin 1'owpr to
Urine tlin Culprits to .lilstteo
Who Coniiultteii the Atroc
ities nt Kit Cheng.
Washington, Aug. ".Minister Tang Yti,
of China, nnd his secrotortcs, Messrs. Boo
and Chung, liavo returned to Washington
to take any itetlon that may be reoulalto
In connection with the reported massacres
of missionaries and the destruction of
American mid English missionary property
in China. The period of their vacation at
iho watering places was about over, but
the shocking character ot the reports and
tho omclal action likely to bo taken by tho
powers doubtless expedited their return.
Mr. Yarn: Yu follows Ills usual policy ot
declining to discuss publicly a question
which may Involve diplomatic questions.
Yet In view ot tho wide publicity slven to
the reports of massacres, tho minister au
thorizes the Associated Press, through his
ofllclal Interpreters, to express his pro
found regrets nt the reports. Thus far
there Is a meacerness of otllclnl Informa
tion nnd the minister hopes that tho later
and fuller news will modify the severity
ot tho tinolllclal reports which have come
to the press. In any case, he expresses
tho fullest confidence that the central gov
ernment at I'ekln will do all In Its power
toward humane and ample action, but In
tho absence of exact advices from tho gov
ernment the minister cannot say whnt his
course will be. He Is grateful, however,
that the reports do not disclose any Amer
icans among those stated to be killed.
There was much activity at tho Chinese
legation this mornliiR on the return of the
minister. It could not be learned, however,
that Mr. Yang Yu expected to visit the
state department to make any representa
tions. It is said that if any demands are
made by the United States they would
ko through our minister at I'ekln, and
there Is no Information of such demands.
It is stated positively, however, that the
Chinese government has not yet made any
olllclal communication to the united States,
assuring reparation nnd future protection
to American citizens and property In China.
Jt is believed among tho Chinese of
ficials here that the secret societies ot
Southern China nro at tho bottom ot tho
present trouble. The central government
at Fckln is said to be ready and anxious
to keep these societies In check, but there
1s difficulty In dealing with them, owing
to their remoteness from the centers of
government. Should It be established, ns
the reports Indicate, that any officials
have connived at tho uprisings, they will
be dealt with very severely. The govern
ment holds these officials strictly account
able for order, and on a previous uprising
the officials were degraded, nlthough they
had no direct participation In the trouble.
In tho present case tho massacres may
call for much more severe treatment, and
il is paid that tho responsible persons will
be made to suffer amply It Is pointed out,
however, that mob uprisings are liable to
occur In any country, and that so far as
China Is concerned, the central government
will earnestly exert till its resources to
suppress and punish such mob destruction.
Treasury ICunnlng Low.
Fort Scott, Aug. 7. (Special.) Slnco tho
police commissioners ordered all the sa
loons In the city closed a couple of months
ago, the regular monthly collections In
police court have dropped from f 1.C0O to
$150, thereby cutting off nearly all tho rev-
We are rapidly closing out
Stock of Fine Groceries at
mo WALNUT ST.
at retail. Large discounts from
Buecking's former prices.
Call early and get first
choice. Sale limited to ten
B. STERN & CO.,
llin Walnut St.
IHJItINO AUOUST WE
AT 10 CENTS PER ROLL
Exclusive Wall Paper.
ILUuiEflw. AH. Connelly Stcr.
PHONf 1 0 cfLQW
1232 1 Jl JR JPRICE5
I ABSTRAOT3 I
and ouarantem of titli. I
leaving the city treasury In Very
o, yet a grent deal of lliiiior Is
lil dally In hidden joints ntul by
iFH. n.,,1 Ihn n,l- ilnna ..... ! n,,,.
' iK Mild
if. It Is now proposed In levy nn
tax In the hopes ot replenishing
BOYS IN BLUE AJJARSONS, KAS
Cnniiimuilrr Harris nntl Bernard Krltrrnuil
Other IM-tltift-til-hod Speaker. Address
tno ptpmn nt the l:tirnmpiunit.
Parsons. Kns., Aug, 7. (Special.) At tho
encampment to-tiny roll call was the prin
cipal fenturo of tho morning programme
This afternoon, Department Commander
Harris ami Hon. Hemnrd Kelly occupied
tho platform. Their speeches were devoid ot
politics, Mr. Kelly only touching upon the
money question In reply to .leny Simpson,
at yesterday's meeting, who declared hlm
sp f in favor of the frpo mill Unlimited
coinage-of silver, nt a ratio of Irt to 1, nnd
of Congressman Dick Illue, who surprised
his audience by his radical gold standard
remarks. Mr. Kelly agreed with neither
speaker, and favored only the free oolnngo
of the American product, regardless of nth.
er nations. At tho close ot Mr. Kelly's
speech ho was given nn ovation, of which
any mnn might well be proud. Judge .1.
. lleekmnn was the orator of the evening
and In his eloquent plea for patriotism
voiced tho sliver sentiments uttered by
Comrade Kelly, nnd likewise received the
plaudits ot .1,on0 listeners. After .ludge
Hcckmnn s address, nn old-fashioned camp
fin: was participated in by Comrades Coul
ter, ot the Western Veteran: (linger, of St.
Louis: Dr. It. W. Wright, of Oswego, med
ical director of the department ot Kan
sas! linn. Ilernard Kelly and Congressman
S. S, Klrkpatrlck. At tho close of tho
campflre, a bean supper was tendered by
the Sons of Veterans of Parsons. Hon.
.1. It. llurton nnd Congressmen Klrkpatrlck
nnd Hrnderlck will address the encampment
A NOTED COJPOSER DEAD,
(leorge V. Knot, AVrlter of Many Popular
Song., l'asips Away nt lliitley's
Chicago, Aug. 7. Gcorgo P. Hoot, the
noted composer, died nt Bailey's Island,
Mo., yesterday at 2 o'clock. Ills death was
Tho news of Dr. Pool's death came to
a Chicago relative by wire to-day. It was
known that tho composer had been 111, but
no one believed him to bo In danger. Mrs.
Hoot and daughter were with him when ho
died. Prominent among Dr. Hoot's music
al works were: Tho cantatas of "Daniel;"
"Tho Pilgrim Fathers." "Tho Flower
Queen" and "The Haymakers," and tho
songs "Hazel Dell," "Itosalle." "The Pral
riu Flower," and "The Shining Shore."
In 1KW ho became a partner In the house
of Hoot & Cndy. Chicago, and when the
war came on wrote the war sours bv which
ho Is best known; "The Ilattlo Cry ot Free
dom," "Yes. We'll Itally 'Hound the Flag,
Hoys," "Just llefore the Ilattlo, Mother,''
"Tramp, Tramp, Tramp," and tho "Vacant
Chair." Dr. Itoot was at the time of his
death preparing to celebrate his golden
wedding, which would havo occurred Au
NEW KANSAS COKl'OUATIONH.
Charter Granted to Three Concerns by the
Secretary of State.
Topeka, Kas., Aug. 7. (Special.) The
Faithful Sisters, of Pomona, Franklin
county, have been granted a charter by
tho secretary ot state. Tho purpose of the
organization is to build a hospital. The
directors are as follows: Mrs. U. J. Mar
tin, Mrs. Mary Adams. Miss Pearl Adams,
Mrs. M. A. nnd Mrs. P. J. Ilerry.
The Knights ot the Sliver Cross of Amer
ica, organized nt St. Louis, has filed a copy
of its charter In the office of the secretary
of state, evidencing an intention to do
business in Kansas. This organization has
for Its purpose the study of the perpetua
tion of free government and maintenance
of tho republic without regard to political
opinions. Thcdlrectors uro Harvey A.
Shlpmuii. D. M. Stockhem, P. T. Wilson,
James Donnelly, A. F. Conrad ta John
Lottghrnn nnd K. W. Kerr.
The Farmers and Citizens' bank, of Pa
ola, was also chartered to-day, with a cap
ital stock ot $,0iW. The directors are D,
II. Iloillobovvor. Hucvru.-. Kas.: Paul Rus
sell, a. W. Chandler, A. 1'. Williams, P.i
ola, Kas.; J. D. Glenn, Illoek, Kas.; J. D.
Walthall, Heagle, Kas.: Archie Lee, Osa
watomle; M. S. Hlas, Hillsdale.
ritoi'r.K ac.i: TO HICCIN SCHOOL.
Audrain County Touchers Tavor Sprpn
Years as tlin Minimum.
Mexico, Mo., Aug. 7. (Special.) The
teachers' institute adjourned to-day
after n. well .attended two weeks' session.
A resolution was passed declaring that
tho proposition before tho last leg
islature to change the constitution of
Missouri so that children 5 years of age
may attend tho public schools Is wrong
and that it will bo a detriment instead
of an advantage to tho children, nnd
that the citizens should vote against
the said cIuiiiru. If any elmnp-e is to be
made tho school uko should bo chatiRed
tn 7 years and the pupils allowed to at
tend school until they are 21 years old.
They I.lko tho Columbia.
Washington, Awr. 7. News has Just
reached tho navy department that tho
Kronch Rowrnment has shown Its appie
olatlnn of tho Hue capacities of the Meet
cruiser, Columbia, by ordering tho Imme
diate construction of two vessels as near
ly a duplicate of the famous American
(Ivor as. tl'.'oy can be made, In the absence
of exact plans. They are to ho known as
"CroLsours Corsalres," or "pirate cruisers,"
and notwlth-Ntatidliifr the criticisms that
havo been p.used upon tho Columbia be
cause of her llfrht battery, these Kronen
cruisers will have still smaller calibre
Runs, tho larRest beliiK but .5 Inches, as
against, 8-lnch kuiis for the Columbia.
OpjlOAIMl til tllO I.O,V.
Ottawa, Kas.. Aur. 7. (Special.) County
Attorney Welsh differs with Attorney (Ion.
oral Dawes upon the question of the state
university tax, and aetlmr upon his ndvlco
tho county commissioners of Franklin
county have declined to mnke the special
lovy for that purpose. .Mr. Welsh claims
that to make Oils levy would bo unauthor
ized by law nnd contrary to tho constitu
tion of tho state. No body except the
legislature can make such a levy according
.liiHtlrii Strong Crltlrully III.
Washington. Aug. 7. Word reaches this
city of the precarious Illness of Justice
Strong, of tho supreme court (retired), at
I.ako Mlnewsk.i, N, Y where his family Is
staying. The Justice's illness Is duo to the
result of a fall down a lllght of stairs,
where ho received some Internal Injuries,
Ills advanced ago renders his condition
critical. He rallied from the effects of the
accident BUItlclently to bo taken to New
lun-ral of Jim. Talmago.
Brooklyn, Aug, 7. The funeral of the late
Susan whlttmoro Talmage, wife of tho Hev,
Dr. T, HeWItt Talmage. took place this
afternoon from the Lafayette Avenue
I'resbyterlan church. Hev, Dr. David tlregg,
the pastor of tho church, spoke In glowing
terms ot the life nnd character of tho le
ceased. After the service tho interment
took place at Greenwood cemetery,
Koldlors' Iteunloii nt Ottawa.
Ottawa. Kas.. Auir.
eer infantrv will
Twelfth Kansas volunteer Infantry will
bnhl a reunion In Forest nark Hentomhur
3, 4 and G, Uvery member of the regiment
Is urged to be present. Calls havo also
been Issued by tho Fifth and Sixth regi
ments, and others ore expected to unite
in making this one of the best reunions
ever held In Kansas.
tiovtrnor Iludd Very Nick.
Stockton, Cal., Aug, 7. Governor Budd,
who Is confined1 to hla home In this city, is
reported by hla family physician. Dr. Sar
gent, to be in a precarious condition. His
ailment is meingltls, and he surfers in
tense pain at thw base of the brain. His
condition is ascribed to over-mental strain,
anl the excessive heat,
Helena, Mont., Aug. 7, E. C. Devlne, nn
expert Mergenthaler opurator, of tho Inde
pendent office, will accept tho challenge of
Taylor, of Denver, or Q. Ii. Cole, of Cin
cinnati, stipulating nonpareil.
l'ituburg, Aug. 7. An unknown man,
well dresfced and about "S years old. threw
himself In front of a train ut Shields Sta
tion, near Stickler, to-night and was In
Bluntly killed He had on his person a
letter postmarked Chicago, and addressed
to Mies Lulu Ciasser, the iwtma,
tiii: nous or wau atmmiino valllv
to hi: hki.ii in i.i:asii.
THE MINERS TAKE ACTION,
ItKSOIAtTIONS I'ASSlin DI.IMtKl'ATINd
VIOI.I'XUI' AND PAVOHINO LAW.
READ IN MANY LANGUAGES.
l'lttri:sS A WIMitNUNKfiS TO iti:
TUHN TO THHIU WOltlt.
Colored Men In Chicago Trying tn Opt
Arm I'roni 1'awnliroliprs Wliprpwllh to
Attnrk tlin ltnllau.-ltpport. Said to
lip Orpntly HxngRprnted No
Spring Valley, III,, Aug. 7. Slate troops,
for tho present, nt least, will not bo or
dered to this turbulent town, l'eace has
been declared. This was brought about
through the efforts of Colonel Hugh IS.
Itayle, assistant adjutant general, sent here
by Governor Altgcld. Colonel Hayle reached
here at 1 o'clock to-day. Ho was met at the
hotel by Sheriff Clark, Judge Trimble nnd
other otllclnl nnd prominent citizens. A
short conference was held, In which Colonel
llayle outlined the policy of Governor Alt
geld regarding tho present trouble.
"Governor Altgcld sent mo here," said
Colonel llayle, "to Investigate the trouble
and ascertain where the blamo lies. Ho nl
so Instructed me to bring about a. settle
ment It possible without aid of troops. The
governor told me that all American citi
zens, regardless of color or race, were to
be protected. If, upon Investigation, I
find that tho local authorities nre unable
or unwilling to maintain law and order,
then troops will be sent here. Law and or
der must be enforced at nny cost."
Colonel llayle was informed by Sheriff
Clark, Superintendent Dalzoll and other cit
izens, miners and public olllcers that no
one hail ns yet been killed. All admitted,
however, that 100 citizens, nil colored, had
been driven from their homes by a mob
composed of Italians, Poles, Bavarians and
Hungarian miners. .Many shots were fired
and some of the colored miners were
wounded nnd brutally beaten. Three ne
groes, men, women nnd children, hnd been
assailed and ruthlessly driven from their
homes and forced to go to Soatonvllle.
As to this outrage, all were agreed; but
that any one had been killed, or fatally
wounded, both coal company officials, min
ers and olllcers of the law. denied. Colonel
llayle was then Informed that tho miners
were to hold a mass meeting on the public
square at 3 o'clock, at which the following
resolutions were to be presented for adop
tion: "Whereas, A race conflict has tnken place
In this city within the last few days, re
sulting In no loss of life, but In werlous
hardship and Inconvenience to a considera
ble section of this community;
"ltesOlvcd.That we, tho miners ot Spring
Valley, in mass meeting' Assembled, de
clare it to b. our belief that all men, re
gardless of race, color or creed, are born
with the same equal right and should en
joy tile same otmnrtunlties in the ntirsnlt of
life and happiness.
"Hesolved, That wo denounce any at
tempt at the smmresslntr of these rlchts as
unjust and barbarous, and pledge ourselves
to maintain law and order, so far -.is lies in
"Hesolved, That wo are ready now to re
sume work, providing the Spring Valley
Coal Company Is ready to start Its mines.
Heiolvod', That we denounce lying ro.
ports, misrepresenting this city, sent to
Chicago papers by one Ualley, of Prince
ton, Those dispatches In the main, are in
famous, distorted and exnggeratoil bevond
human reasoning. In denouncing those
atrocious misrepresentation, we hold ns
accountable the publishers of the Chicago
press, who could easily havo Informed
themselves as to the actual truth ot thu
At the appointed hour about COO miners
assembled in tho publlo square at a in.iss;
meetlug. Jamesi Ilaney presided and W.
II. Jones acted as secretary. It was a
curious gathering. Every nation In KuM
orn and Southern Kuropo was represented.
Every motion, thnt was made nnd every
speech had to bo repeated at least six
times and each time In a different lan
guage. When tho resolutions hnd been read in
various languages, Chairman Haney nsked
If anyone desired to snoak. Irr resnonso
came numerous inquiries u to whether
the negroes would come back If tho resolu
tions wcro adopted. To these Inquiries
Chairman Haney replied that tho law
must take its course and peace be pre
served. This did not seem to meet with
general approval, and many loft the meet
ing. At kngth the chairman put tho ques
tion. Tho voto was about a tie. but the
chairman declared It carried. Tho meet
ing then adjourned.
When tho mooting adjourned those who
had been Instrumental In calling it mot at
tho Spring Valley hotel, with Colonel
Hayle, tho county oniclals nnd representa
tives of tho coal company. Most of the
questions were proposed by James O'Con
nor, president of the state miners' union.
During this questioning It developed
that .Manager Dalzell would willingly take
back all the mliifrs who had quit work,
save tho-ie who had committed' crimes.
Dalzell explained that colored men who
had been driven from tho mine were nnx
lnus to como back, They had sent word to
this effect. "I replied," he continued,
"thnt If they wanted to come back they
could do so, under this resolution. Was
that not right?" "it was," said O'CoTinor,
"only you must not hold us all responsible
if some of them should bo stabbed In tho
O'Connor requested Dalzell to wait two
or three days after the mines started be
fore he asked' colored miners to return.
Dalzell said that he would' ask no ono to
como to work, but thnt ir colaivd miners
asked for work he would take them nt
once. He then turned to Mayor Delmagro
and said; "Aro you ready to protect
The mayor replied Indirectly that he
would do the best he could. This was
satisfactory to Dalzell and he concluded
uy iniorniiiiK an present tnnt no was sat
Istled with the resolutions and conference
ami that he would advise the colored peo
pie who had been driven out thnt they
could como back. The representatives of
the miner said that they wero satisfied,
and Colonel llayle said ho was pleased to
see an amicable settlement, Tho meeting
Notwithstanding tho miners' resolution
It Is generally believed that If tho negroes
return to work there will be trouble,
Chicago. III., Aug. 7. The police this nft
ernooii received information which leads
them to believe that the colored men of
this city hnvo perfected an organization
and are arming with the Intention of at
tacking the Italian miners at Spring Val
ley, Tho Information came from a number
of pawnbrokers who stated that they had
been approached during the day by colored
men who were anxious to purchase num
bers of Winchester rides. In several In
stances purchases were mude.but as a gen
eral thing, the pawnbrokers did not have
enough of tho rides to make a deal with
tho colored men. Ono of the would-be pur
chasers said, when nsked what he wanted
to do with a number ot rifles, "Oh, wo will
show the dagoi what we want with them."
Sprlngileld, 111., Aug. 7. Governor Alt
geld received word from Colonel Hayle at
Spring Valley this afternoon, stating that
one Italian was badly Injured and may die,
one colored inun was injured and will live.
Several were bruised. Keports were greitly
exaggerated. No further trouble Is feared
unlesB tho Italian dies. Some trouble may
be had then, No troops will be ordered out
Sham Ilattlo at Cauip Trader To-iluy.
Sedalla, Mo., Aug. 7. (Special.) Battalion
and skirmish drills nere the order of the
day at Camp Trader to-day In prouaratiou
for the sham battle to-morrow, Five hun
dred veterans of the late war will witness
the bloodless en&racement. This evenlnc
Battery A teel uq a uosltlon at the west I
of the camp, on the blow of ft sharp ele
vation, nnd. supported In a battalion of
infantry, will resist cnpliiie m -marrow's
ii.iitii. F.vnrslon trains will i.n to S'
alia from nil directions and thousands of
Wsitors arc expected.
IOWA DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION
diidgn 1liil.lt Nouilnalrd for Ottwrnnr on u
"."Mitinil Money" rialfiirm-A llralpd
Debate on Mher.
Mnrslinlllown, In., Aug. ".One of the
most notable conventions In this slnto
rinsed hrro this nflernooii. Since Monday
thoro hn boon blltcr strife between the two
opposing elements of tin. party -one con
tending for a ticket on the platform of a
"sound money" hnp, the other asking for
free coinage without waiting for an inlor
tiatlnmil agreement, lly a fortuitous Inci
dent tho silver men had a lino chntu'o to
exploit their views In convention hall dtir
Ing the afternoon, from tho fact that tho
resolutions ronttnittpo jtot Into a wrangle
on the Ilnnnolal pl.ink, which kept them in
the ronimltloo' room till nearly I o'clock,
the, currency resolution being overhauled
and reconstructed two or thieo times be
fore nn agreement was reached nnd tho
majority making persistent offorls to nvert
the introduction of tho minority report.
During this Interval the convention did
nothing but listen to freo sliver speeches
by the white metal champions. The "sound
money" men preserved silence, except that
Unto Sells made a short talk of a concil
ia lory character.
The controversy grew warm ami bitter
and when the minority report, ravorlug
free coinage, was introduced, another pro
longed silver .discussion win precipitated
and. for awhile the proceeding wore tu
multuous. The llnal roll call on the res
olutions showed tho white metal crowd do
nated by a vote ot fiTd',4 to 42H'. A shout,
mingled with groans, followed the an
nouncement of tho result. A large num.
her of free silver delegates Immediately
left the hall, not waiting for the nomina
tions. The state ticket was then nominated as
For governor, Judge W. I. Itabb, Mount
Pleasant; lieutenant governor, ex-Governor
S. I.. Bestow, of Charlton: super
intendent of public Instruction, I.yman II.
1 arshnll, Maquoketu: railroad commis
sioner. Colonel George James, of Dubuque;
supreme Judge, Senator Thomas G. Harper,
Judge Ilabb made! a brief speech of ac
ceptance, In which ho eald ho nnlv accepted
because of repeated urging and his devo
tion to the party nnd Its interests In tho
stnto In which lie was bom ami raised.
II' Haiti the, differences existing in tho
party as developed in this convention were
In regard to details, rather thnn tn groat
principles Involved In financial nnd other
leading Issues, which should bo left to leg
islation. It is understood to-night that Bestow will
not accept the lieutenant governorship
nomination. He Is a strong free coinage
man, nnd was chosen In hope of conciliat
ing tho sliver people, but savs ho cannot
consistently run. on the platform.
The financial plank of the resolutions ro
ntllrms tho seventh plank of the last na
tional Democratic convention, holding to
tho use ot both cold nnd sliver ns tho
standard money of the country and the
coinage of both without discrimination, nnd
that the parity of the two metals be main
tained. JEFFERSON CITY GAINS A POINT
Tudgn Sliacltloford Sustain the Injnnctlon
Aketl for In tliu Capital Koiuoiliig t'uo
An Appeal to the .supremo Court.
Jefferson City. Mo Aug. 7. (Special.)
In an extended opinion. Judge Shackleford
to-day granted the Injunction prayed for by
J. It. Kdwards against the secretary of
state, forbidding tho secretary to publish
tho proposed constitutional amendment to
remove tho capital to Sedalla. Attorney
General Walker at once gave notice of ap
peal to tho supreme court. The decision of
tills afternoon Is hut a stepping stono to
the adjudication of this vexed question In
the state supreme;:ourt- or possibly lu the
supreme court or'the"TJnlted States. The
judge said tho contention that the act of
admission of Missouri into the Knlon was
of siiih a character, by contract or other
wise, that vested rights ensued n Hie .o
plo, and that consequently the capital could
noi ne nioveu was not well taken lie
thought proper action might ! taken ami
passed to move tho capital, lie gave It as
his opinion that the proposed constitutional
amendment conveyed two or more propo-i-tlons
to be voted for under a single head,
and that one of thorn at least, that giving
to Sodnlia the constitutional power to Issue
lmnds for a specific purpose in excess of
the prosont constitutional limitation, would
probably be in conflict. lie hold that a
constitutional amendment should onlv con
tain one subject, for otherwise no 'ot.r,
however intelligent, could divide sublecm,
one from the other, but would be compelled
to voto for both or against both, lie an
nounced that standing on tho case of l.lver
more vs. Walt p. In California, and tin ling
that tho opinion In that case had come .lowit
'rom a united court, and laid tho founda
tion and establish rules which shoul I gov
ern In similar cases, lie could not do other
wise than overrule the demurrer.
PEFFER AND WAITE, THESE TWO
They Attempt to Cheer the Populist Heart
nt n Populist Caiiipnu'idiiig in the
PhiihI PopulUt Wn.
Fort Worth, Tex., Aug. 7. Tho third and
last day ot the Populist cumpmcetltig was
tho best attended and more enthusiastic.
Speaking began nt an early hour nnd kept
up throughout the day. Tho principal
speaker of tho day was ox-Governor Wiilto,
of Colorado, lie tpoku of the recent hard
times and claimed that the greatest pros
perity would return should the country lie
ruled nccoi'dlng to the lines laid down In
tho Omnha platform, lie also spoke of
tho existing conditions nnd claimed that
Colorado will certainly got Intu the Popu
list column again at tho next election.
Senator Potter, of Kansas, was tho prin
cipal speaker at tho evening session, lie
arraigned tho present administration lor
its financial policy and accused Carlisle of
law breaking In Issuing bonds; spoke at
length lu favor of tho Omaha pluttorm,
prophesied success for the party In the
future, nnd wound up by explaining away
tho charge made againist hi in that he was
in favor of a. new party. This he denied
emphatically, and said tho Kansas country
press was to blamo for tho report.
Tho Populists sent resolutions of con
dolenco to Delis In his prison coll, and
roasted to a turn the people who, and the
principles which had put him there.
The speaking ended nt a late hour and the
campmeetlng hroko up,
FIRST WOMAN SHERIFF.
.Mrs. Dili P. Stounrt of Greene County,
.Mo., Will Ihijoy That l'roud
Springfield, Mo., Aug, 7, Tho county
court of Greene county will to-morrow
morning appoint Mrs. Stewart, widow of
tho Into Sheriff Dan I", Stewart, to suc
ceed her husband as sheriff, Two of the
Judges to-night gave their word that they
would vote for Mrs. Stewart, She will hold
otllce until n successor can bo elected. This
Is. a decidedly unique movement, as there
is no record of a woman ever havintf been
NO HOPE FORJUDGE THACHER,
Ho I Uncnnscloii nod Ills I'liydrlau Say
lie Can Lire but a I civ Hours
Lawrence, Kas., Aug, 7. At 11 o'clock to.
night Judgo Thacher Is still very low and
his life hangs by a thread, He Is uncon
scious and there have been no signs of
Improvement since yesterday evening. His
physicians say he can live but u few hours,
at the longest,
Kpwortli League ut Winllcld.
Wellington, Kas., Aug, 7. (Special.) Tho
Epworth l.eaguu of the Wlnfltdd district,
Southwest Kansas, conference met here
to-day, The principal addresses were by
President P. A. Place, of Winlleld college,
and Hev. D. It. Swltzer. of Dexter. Hev.
1-2. A. lloyt, of Arkansas City, was elect
ed president; B. K. Brown, of Wellington,
vice president, and Miss Meddle Hamil
ton, of Winlleld. secretary, Tho session
closed this evening, with an address by
Hev, B. A. Hoyt.
Tho I'nlted States Trust Company. New
York Life building, chartered n ism, to
receive savings unci trust fluids, has passed
through the last seven years of depression
uud panic and still has Its capital ot one
quarter million dollars Intact aud Invested
lu United States bonds ut par.
GNASHING OF TEETH.
AIIMIMSTItATION WOltltir.t) ABOUT
THINGS LOOK VERY GLOOMY,
i'hospi'.ct or a Nit.viiu iir.i.i:iiATioN
TO Till: NATIONAL CONVENTION.
A ROD IN PICKLE FOR FRANCIS,
IT IS TIIOIKIIIT III! SIIOIII.I) IIAVI!
SAVIID.SOMr.llODVI'ltO.M tiii: u'iu:cic.
.Mr. Clpiolauil Will, It U Said, Turn tho
Cold Mionl.lor on llatld and Look
Dlppnhpro for n MWourl Minei
to Load the Ooldloig'. Out
of tho WlldcriiPM.
Wnxhlnplon, A tig. 7, (Special.) Tho ad
ministration Democrats bore have been
giinshlng their teeth to-day at a fearful
rate. They are mad about that convention
hold at Pcrtle Springs yesterday. They
sop, us they admit now, u silver delega
tion to tho next national Democratic, con.
volition from Missouri and they do not
llko It at till.
Tho line Havana nnd wine perfumed air
of the Inner circles U somewhat burdened
to-night with outbursts of criticism for
ex-Governor Francis nnd the few adminis
tration lenders of tho state. It Is de
clared by some ot the loaders that Fran
cis made a great mistake In not showing
fight nnd saving some ot the pieces. A
member of the cabinet said to-day that
ho wrote to Francis soon sifter the con
vention was called, asking hlni to be on
hand with some supporters ami work to
prevent things being done to give the sli
ver men nn advantage nest year, lie
added that ho received a teply from Fran
cis saying that ho had decided that It was
useless to expend force and energy at this
time, but he would be hoard from next
spring, very early. Now. according to
the member ot tho cabinet, he has lost
nil the advantage ho had before nnd In
his Judgment he could havo saved some ot
tho ground lost hail ho breu on hand to
put iqi a fight. It is very plain ithnt some
of the Inner circle haw como to tho con
clusion that the cause of the administra
tion has boon In incompetent hands In
Missouri and, should this opinion lie shared
by the president. It Is reasonably certain
that Mr. Francis will got In and out of
town without interfering with the flow of
the Potomac river anil that In due time
Cleveland will bo on ilhe lookout for a
new Moses to handle the administration
wreck In Missouri.
Many of the clerks from Missouri aro
already viewing It with alarm. They four
for their position. It Is the talk that
some of them will be disposed of by way
of an emphatic protest against tho ac
tion of the party. It Is well known that
Missouri lias the smallest percentage of
clerks In ttie department of nny state in
the I'niou now. and lo commence cutting
these down by way ot chastisement Is
the plan to bo adopted nccotdlng to the
belief of sonic.
JERRY A BASE IMITATOR.
i. Doubtless Cot Ills Idea of doing With
out Socks I'roni Ituxscll Cage's Cous
in, of Marshall County, las.
Topeka, Kas., Aug. ". (Special.) Ono of
tho Northern Kansas papers which comes
lo the Topeka bureau of the Kansas City
Journal as an exchange, recounts tho fact
tli.it a tlrst cousin of tho eccentric multi
millionaire, Hussoll Sago, has for many
years boon a resident of Marshall county,
Kas. Ills name Is Colonel John Sage, and
the place of his residence Is Barrett, a
small village on tho line of the Central
Colonel Sago came to Barrett In the
early tfa's, ami from the day ho Hist drove
stakes lu the town lias never boon out
side of Marshall county, lie was soon
marked by his neighbors for the queer
ways In- had and for the extraordinary
parsimony with which he conducted his
business affairs. Ono of his economies,
or Idlosyncracles. was never to wear
.oel;s, and It Is ultogethcr probable that
In this Jerry Simpson Is a base counter
feit, while a Marshall county man Is en
titled to the full glory of being tho Ciig
Inal "sockloss statesman." It was said
of Colonel Sage that the reason lie did
not marry was because It required too
groat an outlay of his precious gold to
uy for a license. He came to Barrett
a poor man. Within live years he owned
a well Improved farm, and gradually added
to his possessions until lie became the
largest property owner In Marshall county.
He possessed all of tho money-making
uualities of his Wall street cousin and
if lie tell short of accumulating the great
fortune of the latter it was because of
circumscribe,! opportunities. For a num
ber of years past ho has occupied a queer
little stone house In Barrett, living en
tirely alone and doing his own cooking
and washing, lie is now 7.1 years of ago,
bent, tremulous and decrepit, but his
bright eye still glistens with the lire of
the miser's love. A number of years ago
Colonel Sage ailonted a young uirl. When
she hail reached II years of age ho called
in a lawyer nnd made his will, of which
she was the sole benellclnry. At IS years
of age, however, tho git I married a young
man to whom Colonel Sage bore an un
conquerable dislike, and In his rage he
tore up the will and disinherited tin, girl.
Uiter a little daughter was born to the
welded couple and for the baby the old
man developed a wonderful love. All the
IH'iit up tenderness of Ills slony nature
seemed to concentrate nnd pour over the
life of the prattling little one. He made
a now will, In which the Infant was named
as solo heir, nnd providing that his vast
proiHTty should go into the hands of trus.
toes for her benefit when death should
havo claimed hlni. The paper from which
this stoiy Is gathered says that Colonel
Sago Is easily worth $.V.ii0. To a friend
(or rather an acquaintance, for he has
no close friends) lie recently stated that
ho had sold thirty-threo farms lu Marshall
cotmtv. each of which contained 1,'.a hitin
and Invested the proceeds lu safe securi
ties, He felt that he was growing too
old, he said, to uianuge his vast farming
Interests in person uud ho would trust no
ono else to do It, Bis feeble steps and
bowed form ns he hobbles about his lono.
ly home Indicate that tho little Marshall
county heiress will not have many years
to wait before she becomes tho richest
girl In Kansas.
DISSATISFIED JVITH DOCKERY.
Sliver DcmnrruW In tho Third District Not
at All I'liased Willi Ills Cnurso
at I'crtle Springs,
Kxcclslor Bprlng3, Aug. 7. (Special.) Tho
silver democrats hero are considerably dis
gruntled over t'ongrossman Mockery's
course at the state convention In his ef
fort to save the Krancls-Slnllltt state cen
tral committee, from (ho disaster that was
hanging over It. They say they did not
want the committee left in power, but they
wera willing and anxious to see It humil
iated. A prominent silver Democrat here
says; ".Mr, Poekery, for his own good lu
the Third district, should either have
Joined tliu ranks of the silver column and
borne an active part In thnt line, or hive
remained away from the convention. But
at the convention he was more for har
mony than principle. II r. Dockcry Is po
litically doomed lu tho Third district.'1
Suit Agiilutt I'cttls County,
Sedalla, Slo Aug. 7. (Special.) The
Blessing case has revived again In tho
shape ot a suit brought to-duy against
I'cttis county by .evud.i asylum authori
ties for $'.:! I, the amount of Blessing's
board up lo date, fhurles Blessing, after
a two days' residence hero a few years ago,
was arrested for felonious assault upon
two Sedalla policemen, lie was sent to the
penitentiary lor ten years, and in 1S9J e
ho. mie inline nnd was sent lo the Nov.vl.t
i lulu l'ctlix contit refused to pav lor
JiH . are an. I the dpreli'ie to the mil will
be that PI. suing was never n resilient nf
this luiintv, an. I that nttpr being tonvlrted
ho bvi.un" the ward ot Ihc state.
TWELVE PEOPLE KILLED,
I rlctit fill llr.ntt of m ttiillroad Arrldrlit nt
Brant .station, N. ,M. THruljrdltn
Albuquerque, N. At., Aug. 7. A serious
accident occurred on (he Atlantic Pa.
cilia railroad nt Grant station, nbout lofl
miles west of this place, nt fi o'clock this
evening. The tiparpst telpgraph station Is
twenty miles from tho point nt which the
wtcck occurred, and It Is Impossible to
get details nt this hour. All that Is pes.
Illvcly known Is that two sleepers and two
day coaches of ihc trnln, which loft San
Finnclsco Alolid.iy evening, went Into the
ditch at the point named, and the railroad
company sent to Albuquerque for nil the
physicians who could go.
The relief train loft here nbout 9 o'clock,
but, owing to the condition of the road, on
account ot frequent washout, cannot get
through In less than four hours. It Is re
ported that twelve persons wore killed and
A CENTENARIAN'S BIRTHDAY,
-Mrs. Nancy Cooper Celebrates llorOuo Hun
dred Years of l.tlstiwiro .N'onr Lexington,
.Mo. .Married Highly Yours Ago.
Lexington. Mo., Aug. 7. (Special.) To
day Mrs. Nuncy Cooper celebrated her
centennial, she having boon born August
7, 17W. She has a retentive memory nnd
can recall many interesting' vents ot
the early days, December :., ISIS, she was
married to William Cooper, nnd In 1S27
they entile to .Missouri nnd settled nt llrst
In Saline county.
Airs. Cooper is the mother of nine chil
dren, two ot whom died in early youth.
The others wore and aro: Anna, married
John D. Minter. She Is now a widow 77
years old; Alartha A., married Allen Me.
Itoynolds III 1S.1J; Mary Virginia, married
Hloh.ird Barley in I'M, now a widow re
siding near Dover; Wllllnm, married Miss
Davis, who Is now a widow on tho old
Cooper homestead; Tllatha, deceased,
married Jacob Mclteynolds; Adeline, niar
lled Thomas Statk. who dhil n Southern
prisoner at Camp Chase. Ills widow has
been the constant companion ot her
mother the past twenty years.
Airs. Cooper Is remarkable preserved
physically. Her eyesight ami hearing are
good, her appetite Is excellent nnd she
has no aches or pains. She takes great
delight in feeding her chickens and tur
keys. She was never on a railroad train until
she was S."i years old. when she wont to
Kansas City. She Iris since then Visited
her sou. Lawyer Mclteynolds, In Carthago.
Some of the descendiints of the slaves
she and her husband brought to Alls
sourt live in Lexington, and often vUit
A largo number ot relatives nnd friends
wore present to-day at the celebration of
her birthday, at Air. William Starks', si
grandson with whom she lives.
TOPEKA POLICE PUZZLED.
.Mysterious Conduct of Two Men, One of
Whom Was Kilted While Attempt
lug to Hoard u 'I rain
Topeka, Kas., Aug. 7. (Special.) This
morning at about I o'clock, when a Bock
Island freight train started to move from
the yards In Topeka, two men attempted
to hoard the cars. One was thrown be
neath the wheels and so badly mangled
thnt death resulted In about-live 'hours at
the city prison, whore he had been taken
for surgical treatment. Tho man was very
reticent as to his identity and business.
lie finally gave ills name as l barley Jones,
hut tho police are convinced that this Is
an alias, lie was aged about IS years, wore
fairly good clothes and bore none of Hie
api"arancos of a professional tramp In a
belt about his waist was a. Smith Wo-wn
slN-shooter and a lingo dirk. No papeis
wero found on his person which would
lead to his identity.
When the accident happened tho compan
ion of tile InjiirH man started to run away,
and ttio latter called to those iiNmt him:
'Caleb that man; ho is my brother,"
When the running man was brought back
to the -.Ido of his suffering companion, lie
said: "You aro mistaken; I am not your
Looking up at hlni with quick Intelli
gence, Jones replied: "That's so; you are
not my brother."
When the companion was searched at tho
city prison, where ho is now being hold, It
was found that lie also was heavily armed
and ill Ills pocket was one of those black
masks which pinfesskuial road agents aro
nlwavs accredited with wearing. Tho po
lice aro nuzzled over the si range conduct
of both Hie dead and the living man, and
believe that both had some strenuous rea
son for concealing their idontitlos. The
dead man was photographed and an cffoit
will lie made to establish his identity.
MISS FLAGLERJN COURT.
Stio Surrenilprs Herself to Await the Action
of a (irautl .lury and Is ltp,.aed
on f in, ono It, II.
Washington, Aug. 7. Miss Elizabeth Flag
ler, who shot and killed Ihnest lireen n
few days ago, surrendered herself In the
District criminal court to-day, and was 10
leased on Jto.ooo ball to await the action of
tho grand Jury.
Her bandsmen are John fasseli, a
wtalthy real estate btoker, and Oener.il
Itobert MclVeley, cx-commlssary general,
United States army. It Is stated that this
action Is lu accordance with an agreement
made by the prosecution and the defense,
Immediately following the verdict of the
coroner's Jury. According to tho story, As
sistant District Attorney Taggcrt told Miss
Flagler's counsel that the effect of the ver
dict was to hold her for manslaughter, and
that the case would accordingly go to the
grand Jury In May. upon its reassembling
In the autumn. Iter counsel responded that
she was In no condition to appear before
the court, but that she would appear as
soon as her physical condition would per
INDIANS MUSTJJAVE THE RENT.
Department of ,liu.tlcii Will Bring Suit lo
1'nrre .Settlers to I'ay the Bed .lieu
What They Owe.
Washington Aug, 7. (Special,) Tliomns
Mc.Mcchan, assistant I'nlted States attorney
for Oklahoma, who has been hero on bus
iness with tho department)), left for tho
West to-night. While hero ho uiado goino
nriangemeiits with tho department of jus.
tlco for handling tho lease cases, originat
ing with tho I'ottnwatonile umi Sac and
Fox Indians in Oklahoma, The Indian
otllce soinu time ago turned over to tho ,le
puttmuut of Justice a number ot cases
where it was mude to appear that tho
whites wcie dcleiillng the Indians out of
rent money promised for laud ullotted lo
tho Indians, The department has been
hesitating lu tho matter aud It was desired
that It be taken up Jointly by thu Indian
olllce, the department of Justice and some
ono representing the department In Okla
homa, It is understood that It was decided
to Institute suit at once to collect from
renters of allotments the amounts duo the
ri'.y.i.Ls Aim not i.oth:i:u:s.
DcrUlou by tho I'oatnlllco Department of
Interest tu Newfpnpum.
Washington, Aug. 7. The assistant attor
ney general of the postolllce department
has rendered a decision in regard to the
puzzlo d-vlce employed by some news pa
per to increase circulation. The Chicago
Times-Herald has been awarding bicycles
to boys and girls who should cut and paste
together and name correctly dlsai ranged
fragments of portraits of people notable, in
politics, tho drama or war, To this Chlca
go's postmaster objected, 011 tho ground
that the scheme was a lottery.
Mr. Kohlsaut. owner of the Times-Herald,
called ut the department yesterduy uud
asked for a ruling. Judge Thomas decided
that if the awards went by merit, and not
bv chance, tho idea was not a lottery, but
on a, pur with the award of prizes la a
school er college.
Ks.t.CITv, Mm, Aug. f. f
T iij tie lot fnr (Vie Mfnlojr tn I fair nil
7mjMfMK tKittnlti .MrnfMuM, M; mtr(.
Prittt itrc ittttiyi the totvetl here.
SlioulJ yen see goods resembling (hose
for sate here for less frue rest assured
there's ,i .inference in ,;ti,titj; weight,
lotWth, finish or something.
Trade for tliu month just past
was thu liigcjost ever known in
July. More dollars' worth sold,
There's good reason for this.
Better times and. too, each day
you ro learning more and more
where it's to your interest to trade.
Natural for you to trade here. This
is wheie you nnd we have put It
and it's where WIS arc Roing to
keep it. Now don't misunderstand
us. All WE havo to do in tho
matter is to have the things you
want and "keep it down-hill this
way from everywhere."
Docs anybody understand your
wants quite so well; at least docs
anybody satisfy them nearly so
well? The people that come here
answer for that. Expect the very
same thing of us right along.
The news of the store for a few
weeks to come will be largely made
of break-ups in prices. To-day
Hack in the east end of the Wal
nut St. lloor there are odds and
ends. Among them we've an as
sorted lot of Laces, a medley of
prices, kinds and colors, worth
from (He to 50c, but to-morrow
we'll divide them into two lots and
sell them at 5c nnd 10c the yard.
Lot 1 will contain S23 yards of Black
I-nco.M, worth from i;ic to 17c, and l,si
j-nnls of Cream nnd White Laces for
trimming- wash drosses, worth
up to r,c, that will be marked i"W'
down to jj
Iot 2 has J . 17; Minis Black Laces,
worth ti to ..no yard, and J 10 yunla
Cream Van Dyke Luces. tlmt--v
was $1.00 ynrrt. to-morrow nnyll(
oil nitty choose for vv-
3,000 ynrds of 5c Cream Luces will bo
poll! for Jo a yard.
In reserve stock we have 1,500
yards of Dimity Cords, Black
Grounds, with white stripes and
polkas, made to sell for 123c. To
morrow we'll put them on the East
End Bargain Counter and (tX
sell them for v'2'
Embroidery Remnants selling for
- Have you seen the newest Cor
set? We have it.
O sum . is l. If
uri.i.n.vi:. Momci:, i:ni:itv,vni.
SUGAR BOUNTY HEARING.
l.'-Sen:itir MaiidcrNiiti, of Nebraska, Mnl,.-.
11 .strong p, h lief, in. Comptroller
Howler in AiluiiMrr of tin. I .nu,
nshlrgton, Aug. 7. Tho Ii. niiiig
day l, for.- Comptroller Bowler upon
question- of the coiii.tltutlon.Uliy or
sugar bounty appropriations made by
gross at lis last S. ssioli for the crops of,
IKK! and 1S3I. arises upon claim of Hi. , iv
nard Beet Sugar Company, of Nil.i.i-Ui,
that being the first claim settled In i-,
auditor .since the pas-sag,, of the u :-...,
bill, by which the old sugar bounili .-, mil,
MelCluley net were repealed.
The hearing took place in Compir r
iiowicrs oinco in tlie trviur buii 'in..
Kx-Hounlur Manlerson, of Nebrnsk 1. 111.1 In
tho III st argument in the case, lie .-..id
the Interest under consideration w.it .
of gnat importance, nut only to his -n-..
but to the entire I'nitisl States. 'I ,1
bounty provided for in the MoKlnlcv l.nv
was) ,1 pledge of Uip government to 1. wort
experimnits in sugar production to th. . -tent
of 2 cents jwr pound. U wns a .-..l, ma
contract for a term of years, nnd ihe pio
ducers had 11 right 10 nly upon it. Tho
Mate of . hrasku, lie said, had gone t
great expense lu osinblii-htng -xp nmei f
Htutiotis' for tho purpose of tench 1 ok h
people how to glow the booth. As gi ing '.
show the hardships which the ni".il f
the bounty had worked, he said t I1.1t tb
Nebraska fanners had this year pl.it.i.d
!l.(ii) acres of boits, or ;:.oV acres mom
than ever before under contracts, previous
ly made with tlie manufacturers. I in
rhar.icterlr.ed the repeal of the bounty law
ns an "unrighteous, unjust and almost un
lawful exercise of congressional preroga
tive" and referred to it as a bunco"' pro
cejs. Ho then cxpltilnod the pre.vr,t
bounty legislation under which tho present
claim Is presented.
Mr. Manilorson declared that "if by any
method in the treasury department or ih
courts this boon ! denied our f.i, tones;
disaster In yund nny description and dis
tress beyond ally capacity to paint, will
result. What we plead for now Is that
our factories be allowed to eke out un e
istence. Wipe out this Industry and you
administer almost a death blow to tho
Senator Dlnnchnrd, ot Louisiana, wilt
COST OF THE ELEVENTH CENSUS
Oier Ten Million Dollars Will Be t'seil t'p
.llefore the Work Is ('ooiplolcd nt
tho Ihul of ISO,!,
Washlnglon, Aug. 7. Carroll D, Wright,
I'nlted States commissioner of labor, ha
forwarded to the secretary of the Interior
his report oil the operations of the eleventh
census during the fiscal year IMI-a,
The report places the total cost ot th
cousin up to dato at $10,531,112. The appro
priations now available will be enough to
llnisli all the work except the Haul printing
and binding. Tho chief caue of delay has
been the population soludule of the popu
lation volume, llrcnt care bus beep exer
cised to eliminate errors. The only other
parts remaining uncompleted are tho vital
statistics, a part of the compendium and
the second edition of the abstract uud tho
.Mr, Wright hopes that the whole work w".
the census may be completed and givm
to thu public before the cud ot the present
Seven volumes of the report, giving tho
names of tho veterans of the war, their
rank, service and present address, havo
been turned over to the pension olilee.
These returns will ha of great value to
soldiers wishing to complete their claims.
Illcjiln War lu Ihiiporla.
Kmporia, Kus., Aug. 7. (Special.) A
couple of weeks ago tho city council of
this place passed a bicycle ordinance Im
possible of compliance with, and a number
wero arrested for Its violation. The bicy
clists fought tho case, and tho ordinance was
declared unconstitutional by Judge J. F.
Culver, Last night the city coun.il passed
a new ordinance, with nearly nil the ob
jectionable features nt the old one. Tha
wheelmen will light it to the bitter end,
and, it necessary, carry It to the supremo
court. Tho mutter is creating a great stir
m too city ana inucn 111 leeum,- is belli.
t . JktJft