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BUENEl) TO DEATH.
Awful Acoident to Five Children
Near Hamilton, Mo.'
.Atarents Were Away from Home Attending
a Dance The Father Almost Made a
Manlae and the Mother Is
ITamilton, Mo., Nov. 23. The resi
dence of Snjdor Neal, an old and high
ly respected farmer living in Daviess
county, about five miles north of this
place, burned Saturday night, cremat
ing Ave children. Thoy are:Carrlo Neal,
iiped 13; Hattto Neal, aged 11; Willie
Iveal, aged 7; Clarence Neal, aged 5,
and Julia Neal, aged 3. Mr. and Mrs.
Neal had a family of eight children.
The youngest n baby, and the eldest, a
' boy of 15, had accompanied the parents
to a danco at the house of a neighbor,
-about a mile from their homo. One of
the sit children left at home, Nora,
aged nine, saved herself by jumping
(rout a second story window. The
others wero afraid to jump and per
ished in the flames.
The children retired at the usual
Iiour,and between nine and ten o'clock
-were nwaken by flames and smoke.
They rushed down stairs only to find
-their way to tho door blocked by fire.
Returning to tho chamber, they threw
-a window up and Nora jumped to the
jjrvuud. She Implored the others to
follow her but they dared not. A few
uninu'es later llattie, overcomo with
-smoke, fell from tho window with her
youngst brother In her arms, into tho
front doorway, where thjtwo perished
-within .light of their parents, who, at
tracted ly the flro, hoJ rushed homo to
the rescue of the'r children. Tho
bodies of the other threo children,
charred and burned beyond recogni
tion, were found in tho cellar after the
.fire had completed its work.
Mr. Neal, when ho reached his burn
ing home and saw the horrible fate of
tits loved ones, foil in a swoon, and has
Ijcen a raving maniac since, unable to
walk or to utter a coherent sentence.
Mrs. Neal is completely prostrated and
'Is in a serious condition, but no fears
-for her reason are entertained.
RED CROSS SOCIETY.
Minn Clara Barton Make Her Report De
plorable Condition of Affairs Depicted.
Washington, Nov. 23. Miss Clara
"Barton, president, and the other offl
cccrs of tho lted Cross society, have
-.completed their detailed reports of the
Armenian relief expedition to Asia
Minor last winter. Among other things
tho report says that notwithstanding
full that has. been done through all
(agencies, infinitely more remains to be
done by some one, "For between tho
Archlpeiairo and the Caspian seas, the
Illack and the Mediterranean, "she says,
"are to-day living 1, WO, 000 people of
the Armenian race, existing under tho
-ordinanco of at least semi-clvllizition
-and professing the religion of Jesus
Christ. According to tho stated es
timates of intelligent and impartial
.observers from 100,000 to 200,000 of
these persons, men, womon and chil
dren, arc destifuto of shelter, raiment,
flro, food, medicines, the comforts that
tend to mako human life preservable,
or any means of obtaining them, save
through the charitable beneficenco of
the world. The samo estimate con-
curs in the statement that without
. such outside support at least 50,000 of
those persons will have died of starva
tion or -perished through accumulated
I hardsbips before May 1, 1897."
WORLD'S WHEAT MARKET.
An International Conference Desired to
Fix a Uniform 1'rlce.
Washinoton, Nov. 23. A conference
)f nations on the subject of the world's
wheat market is understood to be de-
'.sired by at least one of the groat for-
elgn whcat-yrowlng empires. It is
stated in official circles hero that Rus-
tsla is partially friendly to such an idea,
.and isbeliovcd to be making overtures,
mot only to the United States, but to
"England, the Argentine Republic and
.Australia, which are the principal
-wheat-growing nations of tho world.
"Tho idea is that these nations, should
they see tit to unite In an agreement
upon the subject, could fix a price for
'wheat, to bo maintained uniformly
-through various seasons of over-pro-
duction and unsatisfactory crops
-caused by drought or continued rain,
and thus make the principal grain
staple upon which tho millions of con
sumers dopend for food almost as un
changeable In value as gold itself has
ASLEEP NINE YEARS.
JV Pennsylvania Man Whose Experience
Promises to Surpass Rip Van Winkle.
Siiamokin. Pa., Nov. 2a In a little
:farm house at Nicholson tunnel lies a
.man who bids fair to outrival Rip Van
Winkle as a sleeper. This roan'n sleep
lias already lasted moro than nine
years, and if Michael Fernan ever
.awakes it will only be to find his wife
.and three children have succumbed to
tho care ond anxiety incident to his
.continuous and extended slumber. As
Mr. Fernan appeals to be as rugeed and
strong as ho did on tho morning that
lie began his long sleep, he may sur
pass Hip Van Winkle's record, unless
tho mystified physicians perform an
operation that will awaken him at the
.risk of transforming him Into a ravine
maniac or hasten his death. Had it
not been for tho touching devotion of
'Ills wife tho operation would have been
iperformed several years ago.
More Than 88,000,000 Spent by Both Sides
to Elect a President.
New Yoke, Nov. 2a The World
Bays: Tho presidential campaign just
closed cost the republicau and demo
cratic national committees alone more
than $2,500,000. Chairman Hanna had
at his command over 81,400,000. The
democratic national committee fund
was nearly as large. Tho five silver
producing states and the mine owners
raised three-fourths of all the money
.Chairman Jones spent
For tho first time in 20 years the re
publican national committee com
pleted its work, paid all Its debts and
had a surplus. Money flowed into the
republican coffers from the east. Tho
west gave little or uothluj, except to
Its slato organizations. Chicago bank
ers devoted most of their spare funds
to tholr state machine, which had
troubles of Us own in Its fight with
Altgeld. Tho moneyed men of St.
Louis wore a source of grave disap
pointment to tho national committee,
owing to their small contributions.
VETERANS ELECT OFFICERS.
Work of the Society of the Army of the
Tennessee Dodge Itc-EIected Pres
ident. St. Louis, Nov. 20. The 23th annual
convention of the Society of the Army
of the Tennessee selected Milwaukee
as the next place of meeting and elect
ed tho following officers: Prcsidont,
Gen. Granville M. Dodge; correspond
ing secretary, Oen. Andrew Hickcn
looper; treasurer, Gen. M. F. Force;
recording secretary, Col. Cornelius
Cadle. The Sherman statue committee
made Us report and tho contract for
tho work, which is to cost 590,000, was
approved. A resolution was passed
asking congress to pass tbo bills
appropriating $50,000 and 523,000
for tho establishment of a national
park at Vicksburg to perpetuato the
memory of tho union victory there.
The constitution of the society was
amended so that the children of all offi
cers of tho Army of the Tennessee
should be eligible to membership.
THE IRRIGATION CONGRESS.
Programme for the Coming Meeting at
Phronlx, Ariz., Completed.
GnEAT Uknd, Kan., Nov. 20 The
programme for the fifth national Irri
gation congress, which will convene at
Ph co nix, Ariz., on Tuesday, December
IS, is complete. This congress will
last three days. Many of the best
known public men throughout tho west
will be in attendance at the conven
tion. Among those from Missouri, Ok
lahoma and Kansas who have been
given a place on the programme are
the following: John E. Frost, land
commissioner of the Santa Fe; D. M.
Frost, of the Kansas state board of ir
rigation; R. D. lloyd, president of the
university ot Oklahoma; II. It. Hilton,
of Topeka; J. V. Admire, of Kingfisher,
Ok., and Thomas Knight, of Kansas
City, Mo. Tho president of the associ
ation is E. R. Moses, of this city, and
the national lecturer is J. S. Emery, of
VICTIM OF GOTHAM THUGS.
Frank Arhuckle, One of Denver's Noted
New Yokk, Nov. 2a Frank P. Ar
buckle, one of the most noted men of
Colorado, chairman of the democratic
state committee and a leading business
man of Denver, was found dying in an
obscure place on a vacant lot just off
the sidewalk, in a lot of weeds, on the
west side of Eighth avenue, between
One Hundred and Fifty-Second and
One Hundred and Fifty-Third streets,
early this morning, and died in the pa
trol wagon on tho way to a station
house, without regaining conscious
ness. That Arbucklo was parroted,
robbed and murdered is believed from
Incidents which occurred a short time
previous to his being discovered lying
in the weeds.
A LIBERAL PRELATE.
Several Unorthodox Diversions Not Wholly
Condemned by an Episcopal Ulshop.
Albany, N. Y.. Nov. 20. In his an
nual address to tho clergymen of his
diocese, Episcopal Bishop Doane said
it was idle to declaim against the
customs of society, such as novel read
ing, theater going, card playing, wlno
drinking. Ho thought that these details
should bo settled by individual
consciences and observed that what
was good for one might be bad for an
other, lie said .that the liiblo con
tained no specific instructions about
minor matters of the kind, and that
for his part he considered a person
who could overcome temptation
stronger than one who habitually
GRANT AND MRS. DAVIS.
The Son of the Union General Calls on the
Confederacy's President's Widow.
St. Louis, Nov. 20. CoL Frederick
D. Grant, of New York, son of Gen.
Grant, who is attending the conven
tion of the Society of the Army of
Tennessee, called this morning on Mrs.
Jefferson Davis and Miss Winnie Davis.
Ho met the ladies in the main parlor
of the Planters hotel, where they were
entertaining a number of the Daugh
ters ot tho Confederacy, and held an
informal Interview with them which
lasted about 15 minutes. The widow
of the confederate president expressed
herself as greatly pleased to meet CoL
No Eqnal Suffrage for Vermont.
MoNTi-KLiEn, Vl, Nov. 20. The
lower branch of the legislature de
clined to pass the senate woman iuf
frage bill by a vote of 1S5 to 69
The Secretary of Agriculture Be
views the Work of His Office.
Strongly Urges Extension of Government
Inspection to All Animals Intended for
Unman Food Kef ntes the Argument
About Western Mortgages.
Washington; Nov. 23. Secretary
Morton of the department of agricul
ture in his fourth annual report, just
made public, shows that with $280,000
which may be saved from the appropri
ation for the current fiscal year, there
will have been covered back in the treas
ury since March 7, 1893, over 82,000,000
out of a total appropriation of 811,179,
451.45. That the great economy was
effected without any loss of efficiency
he attributes in a large degree to the
improvement in the personnel of the
force under civil service rules, which
ho declares to be "absolutely indis
pensible to the maintenance of an eco
nomic and efficient administration of
the public service."
Mr. Morton urges strongly that gov
ernment inspection should be extend
ed to all animals intended for human
food, whether for consumption in the
United States or abroad. Tho cattle
and meat trade of Great Britain is re
viewed at length. Of live meat arriv
ing in the United Kingdom during the
first six months of 1896, tho United
States supplied 75 percent of the rat
tle and 45 per cent of the sheep. The
testimony of tho department repre
sentatives abroad is that cattle from
the United States arrivo in English
ports in excellent condition. The Glas
gow market is especially commended
to American shippers.
Tho report shows a steadily increas
ing demand in England for American
horses. During tho first nine months
of tho present year more of these ani
mals n ere shipped to that country than
for any previous entire year.
Tho secretary again takes occasion
to express his opposition to the
gratuitous distribution of seeds, and to
express the hope that the practice will
be discontinued. Thereportconcludes
with a comprehensive review of the
condition of American farmers. Seven
ty-two per cent, of the farms in the
United States, occupied by their own
ers, are absolutely free from mortgages
or other incumbrances. The secretary
refutes the idea prevailing, that the
farms of tho west and south are more
heavily burdened with mortgages than
those of the east and northeast
Referring to the stress of competi
tion which tho American farmer is
compelled to endure, Mr. Morton calls
attention to the nearly 2,000,000 farms
of 80 acres each given away by the
government under the homestead act
of 1SG6, during the past 30 years, and
to the amount donated under the .tim
ber culture law, equivalent to over
550,000 more farms of the same size.
Lands long tilled and rendered partial
ly Infertile could not, of course, en
hance in value and sell in competition
with virgin soil donated by the govern
ment. No legislation relative to the
public domain has been so directly in
imical to farmers who had bought and
paid for the lands upon which they
had lived and labored. It was impos
sible for farmers in the old states to
profitably sell their products in compe
tition with those of the newer states,
grown upon lands which cost their
During the fiscal year just ended the
exported products of American farms
aggregated 83.0,000,000, an increase of
817,000,000 over the preceding year. In
spite of this there was a falling off in
the percentage of agricultural prod
ucts exported to the total exports, but
this was due to the unprecedented sale
abroad of American manufactured
Secretary Morton asks if a nation
which, like the United States, pos
sesses tho greatest power and facilities
for producing and manufacturing
things which the world demands, is
not destined to monopolize tho mar
kets of the globe. With tho most
favorable conditions for varied and
successful agriculture and the lightest
burden of national taxation, what
country, he asks, can compete with
this in developing the best results of
human toll with a minimum of effort.
Reports to the "Railway Age" Show No
Improvement Increased Expenditures.
Chicago, Nov. 23. The Railway Age,
in its issue of this week, publishes a
summary of reports received from 200
railway companies and manufacturers
in all parts of the country regarding
the effect on business up to dato ot
Mr. McKinloy's election. These show
t at though the railway business has
not picked up at all, but in parts of
the west and southwest has been even
distinctly worse since election than it
was before, the rallwav companies as
a whole have materially increased their
expenditures, especially in increases
of shop forces and a very general ten
dency to purchase more freely. This
last fact is shown more conclusively
by the reports from manufacturers
than from the reports of the companies
Seven Lives Lost at Sea. v
Point Aiigna, Cal., Nov. 23. Tho
steamer San llenito, bound from Ta
coma to San Francisco, went ashore
seven miles north of Point Arena. The
steamer struck a sandbar and broke in
two. The San llenito carried 44 men,
seven of whom could not be rescued.
AConpleof California Torturers Will B
Hanged for Unusual Cruelty.
Napa, Cat, Nov. 21. William Roe,
alias Moore, was yesterday found
guilty of the murder of Mrs. Green
wood and will be sentenced to be
hanged. In 1891, two masked men en
tered the house of Capt. and Mrs.
Greenwood, wealthy residents of this
place. They demanded money, and on
being refused proceeded to torture the
aged couple. Mrs. ..Greenwood was
forced to drink poison, from the effects
of which she died, and her husband
was shot and seriously wounded by
the robbers. Both men then escaped
with considerable booty. Shortly
after, Carl Schmidt was arrested and
convicted of complicity in the murder.
He was sentenced to life imprisonment
and is now in the insane ward of San
DUN'S WEEKLY REVIEW.
The Gain In Volume of Iluslness Continues
The Speculative Markets Have Reacted
New York, Nov. 21. R. G. Dun fc
Co.'s Weekly Review says:
The grain In volume of business continues
entirely without precedent. More than 800
establishments have started work since the
election, which were ldlo, and at least 800
have Increased their working force, making 09
concerns which are known to have added
largely to the number of hands at work, and
those aro only part of the whole number.
Every day thus adds thousands to the number
of those who are ablo to buy a week's supply
of provisions and to mako up gradually for
many months ot enforced economy. Already
this brings a greatly Increased volume of busi
ness, and the clearing house figures for tho
first time in several years not only exceed
those of last j car by 10 per rent, but also ex
ceed thoso ot tho same weolt In 1892 by 9 per
FUNDS NOT SUFFICIENT.
For That Reason Four Towns Entitled to
I ree Mall Delivery Will Not Get It.
Washington, Nov. 2L On account
of the inadequacy of the appropriation,
and for other reasons, several towns in
Missouri and Kansas which are eligi
ble for the freo delivery service will
be overlooked this year. Under the
rules of the post office department any
town Is entitled to this service where
the post office receipts for this year
have been not less than 810,00a Among
such towns are Pittsburg, Kan., and
Independence, Mexico and Clinton, Mo,
Independence is ruled out because the
houses are not numbered.
A PROTEST FROM HEBREWS.
They Do Not Like the Wording of President
Cleveland's Thanksgiving Proclamation.
Cincinnati, Nov. 21. The Hebrews
of this city are indignant over the lan
guage in President Cleveland'sThanks
giving proclamation, exception being
taken to the words "asking a continu
ance of heavenly favor through the
mediation of Him who taught us how
Interest of Railway Employes.
Chicago, Nov. 21. An important
conference of railway labor leaders was
held yesterday at the Sherman house.
The meeting was- called for the pur
pose of considering matters of legisla
tion and to agree on a plan of action
for the coming year. A representative
will be sent to Washington as former
ly to look after the interest of railway
employes in national legislation. The
contempt bill, the arbitration bill and
the Phillips commission, bill will all be
pressed for passage. These bills were
all left over from last session.
A Couple United In Death.
Valley Cur, N. D , Nov. 21.' Aman
and woman arrived at the hotel Thurs
day and registered as Thomas Owens
and wife, New Rockford. Yesterday
morning the room was entered and
they wero found clad in traveling
clothes, cold in death and clasped in
each other's arms. Prusslc acid had
been taken. A note contained money
for burial and said: 'Though separated
in life, we are one in death; make no
inquiries about us." They were ap
parently about,40 years old.
Stndents la at Riot
Omaha, Neb., Nov. ih About 100
students of tho Omaha Medical college
yesterday morning engaged in a ter
rific struggle in the class room, the re
sult of tho efforts of the junior class to
secure the seats of the freshmen, which
wero considered' more desirable. No
one was seriously injured, but when it
was over bloody noses and rapidly
pulling eyelids were- everywhere con
spicuous. The faculty settled the
Religions Awakening In Now York.
New Yokk, Not. 21. Moro than a
hundred ministers in Greater New
York have decided to use every effort
t bring about the greatest evangelical
awakening this cltv has ever known.
A call will be issued at once to all
ministers in the city to open the doors ,
of their churches every night for'
revival services. It is expected that
there will be more than 500 meetings a
night, and that the results will be the
most extraordinary of modern times.
To Aid Rosa Coghlan.
Nkw Youk, Nov. 21. A letter was
sent to Rose Coghlan, signed by Chaun
cey M. Depew, Mayor Strong and
about SO others, asking her permission
to give a testimonial for her. Charles
Frohman has been asked to assume the
management of the affair. For two or
three years Rose Coghlan has not
found a successful play and is in need
of financial aid.
Cattle Dying from Texas Fever.
St. Louis. Nov. 21. A special from
Hannibal Mo., says: Texas fever has
broken out among the cattle at Oak
wood, and a number have already died,
while a greater number are now afflict
ed with the disease.
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INDIANS MAKING PROGRESS. ?
Recent Elections F-.rnr-.hIr Com xMmtsd Om
A Congressional Delegate Proposed.
Washinoton, Nov. 21. Good effects
from the recent elections in the Chick
asaw and Choctaw nations in the In
dlan territory, which resulted favor
ably to the friends of allotmenLAre
predicted in the annual report made to
the Indian bureau by Agent Wisdom,
in charge of Union agency. The agent 1
says many people of the Indian terri
tory, both citizens and non-citizens,
now advocate the election of a dele
gate to congress who could explain ex
isting conditions and secure remedial
legislation. The report arraigns the
action of past congresses in the follow
Notoriously, much of the legislation In behalf
of the Indian country has been controlled by
members of congress from the states on its
borders, and It Is not saying too much to state
that selfish Interests have swayed some of said
members and such legislation has been enacted
that rather promoted the interests of them
selves or tbelr friends than the Indians whom
they ostensibly (propose to benefit. The con
gress, as a whole, either does not understand
the Indian question or Is indifferent to It, and
hence much of the legislation affecting this
country Is practically In the hands of a few
men who are not always wise In their day and
generation. The election of a delegate would
be much cheaper and more economical for'tle
Indians themselves and would not require
them to send from each tribe large delegation
to secure such legislation as they think they
need and to prevent such legislation as they
do not want It Is anomalous that 30O.OJO pea-
people should live In a republican government
without representation In our natlonat forum,"
CANADA'S POLICY. ,
The New York Son's Special on Our Neigh- '
New York, Nov. 21. A Sun special
from Montreal, Can., fays: The mili
tary prcparat'ons going on here la
Canada arc of a character to prove
that England is not making ready
merely for the defense of Canada
against possible attack by the fleets
or armies of any European power ottt
combination of powers. They are ori
such a nature that it is every day more
evident that England is creating in
Canada a great place of arms against
the American republic. So little atten
tion is given by the American press to
Canada that the inwardness of
the policy pursued by the party that
has been in power here for over 30
years that it may come as a surprise to
them to learn that it is seriously be
lieved here that not only can Canada
hold her own against the United
States with the help of England, but
that it is only a qnestion of time as to
when a large part of the New England
states and n portion of the state of
New York will be asked for admission.
Into the Canadian confederation.
THE FIVE TRIBES' OFFER.
The Allotment Proposition Submitted t
the Dawes Commission.
VnrrrA, I. T.r Nov. 21. Secretary
Jacoway, of tho Dawes commission,
left for Fort Smith, whero the comYrW.
mission is in conference with the Choc
taw. The Indians of all the five
tribes have entered into a joint agree
ment to offer to surrender their tribal
autonomy for $500 per capita, to be
paid by the United States to them im
mediately. This amount in the aggre
gate would reach nearly $40,000,000
and would make the Indians tho rich
est community on the continent.
They also demand that the whole
amount of their land be allotted to
them equally and that the title be
made inalienable for a period of 25
Kansas Uve Stock Commission Investigat
ing Alleged violations on the Southern I
Border. . '
Independence, Kan., Nov. 21. J. W. '
Johnson, chairman, and J. B. Vincent,
secretary of the state live stock sani ,
tary commission, are here looking '
after special quarantines in. this vicin- '
ity. They also intend to place a quar
antine on Montgomery,. Labette and
Cherokee, the three leading cattle
shipping counties in Kansas,, to re
main in force all of next season. They
claim that cattle have, been smuggled
over the border at night and shipped
to Kansas City without being in- ,--spected,
and this action will be taken
to prevent it hereafter.
Arrests In tho Treasury Department.
Washington, Nov. 21. J. J. Crow
ley, supervising special agent of the
treasury department, in his annual re
port, states that the number of arresta
made during the year for violations of
the customs laws was 58; number of
seizures, 1,356; suits commented, 63;
amount involved in suits, 93,213;
moneys recovered on account of seiz
ures, 810,807; on account of fines, eta, j
$34,868, and on account of undervaluai
tions and erroneous classifications,
McAullffe Got the Decision.
San Francisco, Nov. 21. Jack Mc
Aullffe, the light-weight champion pu
gilist of the world, and Jimmy Car
roll, his old-time rival, and three times
his antagonist in tho ring for that
honor, met last night before St,
George's club in a ten-round bout to
settle the question of superiority. In
the third round Carroll had McAullffe
winded, but the latter rallied and in
the tenth round was given the decision
A Friend of Lincoln Passes Away.
Chicago, Nov. 21. Uenry Asbury,
an intimate personal and political
friend of Abraham Lincoln, and the
man who framed for him the four ,
questions propounded to Stephen A.
Douglas at Freeport in the famous de
bates of 1858, died yesterday at the res -
idence of his daughter, Mrs Allza As -
bury Abbott, 853 Forty-Flrkt bircet.
Ho was 80 years old. , "
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