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BEAVEK, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1895.
NUMBER G- o
Ai.An.VMA. has mado JolT Davis' birth
day a legal holiday.
KoiiTit Tr.XAS has put in tho biggest
crop of oats over known in tho history
of tho state.
Ax Ohio judge decides that SlO.OO'l
should bo tho maximum amount al
lowed for loss of a life.
Fitir.NDLY natives havo warned for
eigners that an Egyptian revolution
will begin on February 20.
TllF. bond issue has been declared a
great success by the syndicate. Tho
issue was over-subscribed ten times in
'Now York and as many more in Lon
rj-,v.,TjiE CixUCornlaorangn-crop. now
ready to be picked is estimated at a,
S0O.OOO boxes, and it is said that some
of the growers-will realize 8100 an acre
for their fruit.
TiniiTKr.K million children in the
United States are now statfj fng tho
ciTccts of alcohol on tho human system.
Scientific temperance teaching has also
lccn introduced into many foreign
William John Tiialkk, a natlvo of
Trieste, Austria, rocently passed
through Montreal, Can., to mako ar
rangements for n pedestrian tour
around tho world, which ho expects
will tako him seven years. Ho will
j start from Montreal April 15.
Mn. Dingi.ev, of Maine, is authority
for tho statement that tho seals havo
been decimated from soveral millions
to about 300.000, and that at tho pres
ent rate of destruction they will bo ex
terminated, iu four or iivo years at
most, possibly within three years.
Mohtijiek Whitehead, past treas
urer of tho National Grange associa
tion, attributed tho existing depres
sion in ngricnlture, in a speech boforo
tho house agricultural committeo nt
Washington, to'tho financial. situation
and to the contraction of tho currency.
A dispatch from Athens says that
the. committeo on tho revival of
Olympian games intends to invite tho
chief corporate bodies of Europe and
America to witness and partake in tho
games of 1890. Tho hereditary princo
of Saxo-Meinlngen will attend nnd
offer a prize.
The 515,000 for continuing irrigation
investigations was retained in tho agri
cultural appropriation bill which re
cently passed tho senate, and tho
amendment offered by vMr. Lodge, oi
Massachusetts, for 40,000 to be used in
thq.cxtcrmlnatjpn.of tho gypsy moth
pest wns also agreed to.
A mktiiopolitak newspaper, speak
ing of the senatorial deadlock1 in Dela
ware, Idaho and Oregon, said, that they
were becoming tiresome as well us dis
creditable. There was no good reason
why these contests should bo thus pro
longed, and tho people of tho rest of
the country had a right to protest
against such folly, as tho election of
senators is a matter that concerns all
of tho states.
The San Francisco branch of tho Na
tional Food society gave its first fruit
banquet one night recently. The pur
poso of the banquot was to show tho
guests that tho only natural diet for
man is fruit nnd nuts. About sixty
persons partook of tho food, which
consisted of both ripe and preserved
fruits nnd nuts. Tho dishes wcro set
in n tempting manner, and every ono
did justice to the meal, which was a
tl.'lioious one. Tho objects of tho now
organization aro to work n reform' in
tho food dlot.
.. Some time ago 1. II. Stepphuti and J.
M. Alders, of Carroll, la., engaged in
tho saloon business. After a few weeks
they quarreled and Stcpphun brought
suit in court for dissolution.' Alders,
demurred, claiming that tho saloon
business was Illegal, and that tho court
could not take cognizance of an illegal
business. A day or two ago fiaudgo
sustained the demurrer and tho case
was thrown out of court, practically
making a mau In tho saloon business,
even if operating under the mulct law
of tho state, a legal outcast, yot amen
able to tho law.
Pjiesidext Cleveland cannot accept
for his personal uso tho present of plato
which tho Itrazillan government in
tends to presont to him for his services
in connection with tho settlement of
tho mission and boundary dispute
without, bpeclal permission from con
gress. Following precedents, how
ever, ho will undoubtedly receive .It in
bohajf of tho government of tho United
States, and either place it in tho white
houso as a part of tho permanent plato
of tho oxecutivo mansion, or turn it
over to tho state department of tho Na
tional museum for safe keeping.
AcconoiKO to La Naturo, a French
magazine, M, Gauthler, of St. Malo,
has built a monocyclo of 0 feet diam
eter, which ho expects will revolution
ize wheeling. Tho centorof gravity of
tho now cycle, when mounted, is below
tho hub, thereby obviating tho diffi
culty of riding to a great extent. Tho
wheel is formed of steel tubing, eight
bent out spokes of lighter tubing join
ing in a very strong hub, where all tho
strain is concentrated. An Ingenious
framework hinged in tho hub provides
teat, handles and pedals, and tho steer
ing is done by swaying of tho body.
The llttlo sentry bos in front of tho
whi to house is not big enough to shel
ter all tho guards now deemed neces
sary for the protection of tho president.
During Mrs. Cleveland's recent card
reception over 100 policemen were on
duty around tho mansion. It was the
largest number of policemen ever as
sembled In tho grounds. Slnco then a
cordon of policemen surround tho
white br'iso day and night. Tho chief
of police uisclatms any Unowledgo of
threatened danger to the president
An unusual number of "crank" lotters
hate, however, been in the white houso
NEWS OF TIIE WEEK.
Gloancd By Tolograph nnd Mall.
personal and political.
Tub Uhcdlvo of Egypt signed a mar
rlago contract with his favorite slavo
In tho presence of tho Egyptian minis
ters. This act constituted a marriage
to tho slavo and there will bo no public
I. P. Maiitik, adjutant-general of tho
department of tho Missouri, died nttho
Chicago Hcaeh hotel on tho 19th. Ho
had been 111 for tome ttmo with kidney
Indications pointed on tho 10th to
tho election of Charles F. Warwick as
mayor of Philadelphia by a majority
estimated at from 50,000 toa 00,000 over
Robert W. I'ntKdlf.VguftsVftor of tho
state. William J. Iloney, the repub
lican candtdato for receiver of taxes,
has a majority over Col. Sylvester
Honnifon, the democratic and reform
candidate, estimated at-40,000. Twelve
police magistrates, eleven select coun
cilmen and scventy-nino common coun
cllmcn havo been elected and present
indications aro that tho republicans
hove these offices. ,
Keliuion nnd woman's work and In
fluence was tho themo to which tho
national council of women devoted Its
sessions at Washington on tho 19th.
Among tho now delegates present
were Mrs. Wardcll, of Kansas, and
Harriett Stowell Johnson, of Pcin
sylvnnin, representing tho Farmers'
Alliance, and Amolia S. Qulnton, of
tho Woman's National Indian associa
tion. IJotii houses of tho Oklahoma legis
lature havo passed an act repealing all
usury laws and leaving tho loan of
money open to free contract without
any legal limitations, savo that whero
there is no contract legal interest
shall be 7 per cent, per annum.
A hill has been introduced in the
senate at Olyrapla, Wash., making it un
lawful for any male persou to wear a
queue. Tho ponalty is a fine of S100 to
S500. Tho object of tho bill is to drivo
out tho Chinese.
FiiEDEitiCK Douglass, tho noted col
ored leader and orator, died suddenly
at Washington of heart failuro on tho
20th, aged 78.
Mus. Lavinia Hohannon, daughter
of William A. Harris, congressmnn-at-largo
from Kansas, who eloped with
Mr. ISohannon, a liveryman of Luray,
Va., last Augustcommitted suicide by
taking poison. i
News reached Montgomery, Ala., on
tho 21st thnt Kolb was preparing to
carry into execution his threat to es
tablish a dual government tho legisla
ture having failed to pass such a con
test law hs. he demanded.
The Idaho house on tho 21st passed a
memorial to congress In favor of tho
election of senators by direct vote of
John Geioeii, n pioneer resident of
Norfolk, Neb., has received notico from
Now York city that his brother, who
recently died there, left his entire es
tate, valued at 81,500,000. to him.
The North Carplina house of repre
sentatives resolved to adjourn out of
respect to the memory of Frederick
Douglass. As It refused to adjourn on
Leo's birthday this action caused great
The emperor of China has issued an
extraordinary edict Ho said ho had
sent out nrmics to punish tho Japanese
and hl3 generals had proved Incompe
tent nnd his soldiers insubordinate and
tho Japanese had gained victory after
victory till his nncestors in their very
graves wcro disturbed, and that when
tho worst camo to tho worst and tho
Jnpancso got tho bacred altars thero
would remain nothing for him but to
perish with them and then a worthy
man could bo olected emperor and
wipe off tho disgrace.
The Lawson flag bill forbidding tho
display of foreign Hags on public build
ings passed tho Now York Mmato after
some debato by a vote of 20 to 0. It
now goes to tho govornor.
An official dispatch btated that tho
Chinese attacked tho Japanese forces
at Kumochaug, Manchuria, but wcro
repulsed with tho loss of thirty killed.
Tho Japanese sustained no loss. Tho
assailants numbered 1,000 foot soldiers
and 800 horsemen.
The editors of tho people's party met
In convention at Kansas City, Mo., on
tho 22d. They passed resolutions in
dorsing the Omaha platform In Its en
tirety und stating that as the money
question had boon brought to the front
by tho two old parties they had no do
siro to evade tho issue.
Washington's birthday was observed
throughout tho Country on tho 22d. In
tho leading cities tho day was made a
holiday, and tho exercises wcro un
A numdeii of members of tho Amerl
:an Bimetallic leaguo met on tho 22d
in Washington. Tho greatest secrecy
was maintained as to tho. conference.
A rumor has been in circulation, how
ever, to tho offect that they were for
mulating a plan which, If carried out
would result in placing a national sil
ver ticket in tho Held for tho next na
Gov. Moiiton has signed tho Lawson
bill, preventing tho display of foreign
flags on public buildings.
Failukes for tho week ended Febru
ary 22 (Dun's report) woro 803 in the
United States against 238 last year,and
SO In Canada against 51 last year.
D. J. McCluke, a highly respected
farmer, and his two brothers were
taken to Brampton, Unt, and lodged
in jail charged with making a murder
ous attack upon their mother. The
brothers recently killed their hogs and
threw them away, believing tho end oi
tho world was near, nnd that food
would not bo required long.
The bill appropriating 3,000 to the
Oklahoma Historical society passed tin
senato and is now a law.
W. J. Pewiv, a well-known gambler
and a wealthy citizen of Houston,
Tex., was shot and killed by Joseph II.
Stahl, a building contractor. Perry
was advancing on Stahl with an open
knife when shot The -trouble aross
over business matters.
Dun's review of trado on tho 23d said)
that the surprising success of tho new
loan had given confidence to Investors
and business mon and encouraged
many to hope that a real recovery was
beginning. Tho prlcos of farm prod
ucts hnd not Improved nor had cotton
advanced, although tho receipts had
Three hundred men, comprising
half of tho force of tho French expedi
tion in central Africa aro bald to have
been killed, whllo tho romainder havo
been driven from the lino of march
and tholr retreat has been out off by
TiiiiKi; bandits held up tho 'Frisco
westbound train tear Aurora, Mo., on
the night of tho 22d. They mado tho
engineer and llrcman break opou tho
express carsloor.but the messenger had
mado his escape, nnd as they had noth
ing with which to open tho safe, they
disappeared iu the darkness without
Six lives were lost and 875,000 worth
of property destroyed by a flro which
broke out at Hot Springs, Ark., on tho
22d and swept over four blocks of build
ings. A dispatch from Vienna says that
tweutypersonswero frozen to death iu
Gaticia in two days recently and that
the severe weather continued through
out central Europe. Tho lako of Zurich
and tho southern half of tho lako oi
Lucerne wero entirely frozen over.
At Hippon, near Charleston, W. Va.,
llobcrt Hill was unmercifully chastis
ing ono of his sons, when tho boy ran
to tho mother for protection. Tho
father then beat tho mother. Tho
daughter, Cordelia, secured a revolver
and fired nt her father, killing him.
Tho child was taken boforo a justico
and an Indictment for murder was found
against her within a few hours after
The business portion of the village
of Hamilton, N. Y., was destroyed by
flro on tho 20th. Tho loss will reach
Gov. Atkinson has been called on by
the citizens of Harris county, Ga., for
protection from tho depredations of
negroes who it was believed were on
tho verge of uprising. Tho negroes
fired tho houso of Capt Clark, com
mander of the Gordon troops, and
much of the equipment of tho com
pany was destroyed. Tho negroes
wero banded together in secret socie
ties and havo been doing all sorts of
Haruy C. Stillwell, a young clerk
In the employ of tho Uank of California,
San Francisco, shot himself though tho
heart recently. He had been caught in
tho net of abstracting a 850 treasury
note off a bundle of notes In the bank.
Ho was discharged and then took his
Wilshiiie, O., , was tho scene of a
doublo tragedy recently. Samuel
Young, In a fit of jealousy, mado his
young wife leave his house. He fol
lowed and overtook her and stabbed
her three times in the side with a
butcher knlfo. Sho managed to reach
her sister's houso about an hour after
being stabbed, and picking up her 0-months'-old
babe fell to tho floor and
died before anyone reached her.
Young went homo and hanged him
self. He was 70 years old and his
wife 21. Jealousy was the only causu
attributed for tho rash act
A FHEE-rou-ALL light took placo on
tho 31st at the republican city conven
tion at Chicago during tho discussion
of credentials. The delegates armed
themselves with canes and chairs and
pounded each other energetically and
indiscriminately. Tho battlo lasted
for a quarter of an hour, resulting in
many bad bruises and sadly battered
hats. Police interference stopped tho
Fir.s in tho eight-story building at
Brooklyn known as tho Arbucklo cof
fee mills, caused 8300,000 damago on
tho 21st In tho building 225 girls and
fifty men wero employed. Tho roscuo
of theso operatives caused considerable
excitement for tho timo being, a rc
port being circulated that many had
been burned to death.
A man took a package containing
diamonds valued at 810,000 from tho cb
tablishmcnt of M. Fox & Co., import
ers of gems, at Now York, and was ar
rested Ave minutes later. In his
pockets wcro found two packages oi
gems, only ono of which, however, was
identified as belonging to Fox & Co.
In Cleveland, O., tho tenth annual
convention of tho National Elcctrto
Light association was called to order
at Army and Navy hall on tho 19th
with about 500 delegates in attendance.
A NUMDElt of members of tho Otoo
tribo of Indians havo been holding a
danco and pow-wow, near Perkins,
Ok., nnd havo concluded an agreement
for a largo part of tho Iowa tribo to
lease their allotments and go llvo with
tho Otocs at their reservation in tho
strip. Theso two tribes claim to bo
distant rolntlves and want to got to
gether on tho reservation, where they
can feast nnd danco all tho timo with
out boing bothered by the whites.
News comes from llcnton county,
Tenn., of tho loss by J. M. Hamer and
Thomas Mllle- each of a child aged 3
years by fire. Ono was burned to
a crisp, dying immediately, whllo tho
other lingered several hours in much
The nnnual meeting of tho depart
ment of superintendents of tho Na
tional Educational association con
vened at Cleveland, O., on tho 19th.
The Southern Lumber Manufactur
ers' association at Memphis, Tenn., on
tho 21st elected officers and tho mem
bers pledged themselves to manufac
ture 27-32 flooring to conform to north
MavoiI IIoli.is, of Des Moines, la., is
boing investigated for tho charge of
having bold gambling privileges to cer
The California assembly has passed
tho bill to prevent tho wearing of hats
or bonnets in theaters or other places
of publio amusement Tho bill im
poses a penalty of 850 for violation of
A PASjENGEr. train was wrecked near
Brentwood, Tonn., on tho 25th and it
was reporjed that the train was burn
lng. Every available physician in
Nashville was sent to tho seeno of tho
wreck. The authorities refusal to giva
A Woman at Leavenworth Living with
a Bullet In Her Brain.
A. DEAD MAN ON A TIIACK.
Doctor Attacked by n Miitlmnn A llishov
Koubotl f H Vnllno A Good
Cntcli by n Police.
Leavenworth, Kan., Feb. 21. Mrs.
Latitsch, wlfo of August Lautsch, a
machinist, wa3 found Thursday nt
her homo with n bullet hole In hci
forehead. It was at first thought that
oho had attempted suicide, ns tho bul
let had entered between tho eyos nnd n
revolver was picked up near whero sho
lay. Notwithstanding tho bullet
remains imbedded In the brain,
sho "xstill lives. Sho has not,
however, been nblo to explain how she
received tho wound. A closer exam
ination of her head disclosed gashes on
tho scalp to correspond with a rude
cross. It is argued that sho could not
havo very well inilictod theso on her
self, and tho instrument used has not
boon discovered. Detectives nro at
work on tho case. Mrs. Lautsch was
born on tho day Lincoln wns nssas-
MUKDEUED AND PUT ON A THACK. j
QT. LOUIS, I'OO. Zi. TOO oouy OI tllO
man found on tho Louisville & Nash
villo railroad track at Ashloy, 111., has
been identified as that of John F. Man
tling, of Quincy, ill., formerly of St
Louts, Ho was probably murdered fot
purposes of robbery. His throat was
cut ftom car to car. In addition, a
hole, having the nppoaronco of having
been Inflicted by a bullet, was found
in tho head.
A DOCTOlt ATTACKED I1Y A MADMAN.
New Yonic, Fob. 21. Ten painful
scalp wounds wcro inflicted on Dr. C.
M. Keller on a stroot to-dny by a wild
looking man who snnppod his rovolvor
in tho physician's face, but, fulling to
dlschargo it, used It ns a club until
overcome by a policeman. Ho refused
to glvo his name and muttered in
broken English thnt tho physician had
poisoned his aon.
A IHSUur liOIIQED OP HIS VALISE.
Chicago, Feb. 24. Ulshop It G Halo,
of Cairo, was purchasing a ticket nt
tho railroad station hero last night
when bold sneak thieves carried off his
raliso containing thrco robes valued at
c 100 and jewelry worth 8200.
OOOD CATCH DV A POLICEMAN.
Chicago, Fob. 24. During a raid
jpon a policy shop last night Mrs.
Mnggio Slack leaped through ono of
tho windows of tho third Btory. Pa
trolman Dellka, who led tho raid,
iaught her by tho ankle nnd hold her
jntil help arrived.
riio Reform Pross, tho Industrial I.oslon
nml tho Kansas Stnto Itcform Pross Hold
Kansas Citv, Mo., Feb. 21. Tho Re
form Press association, comprising ed
itors bclqnging to the people's party,
in session here, indorsed tho Omaha
platform In its entirety and olected the
following officers for tho ensuing year:
Melton Park, of tho Southern Mercury,
Dallas, Tex., president; W. A. Hoteh
kiss, of tho National Republican, Pres
ton, Minn., vice president; W. S. Mor
gan, of tho IluzzSaw, Hardy, Ark., sec
retary and treasurer. Executive com
mittee J. H. McDowell, Nashville;
Paul J. Dixon, Chillicothe, Mo.; a II.
Matthews, Indianapolis, Ind.; E. S.
Peters, Calvert, Tex.; W. L. Drown,
Tho Industrial Legion, which is hold
ing its annual mooting in connection
with tho pross association, elected
theso officers for the coming year:
Commander, Paul Vnn Dervoort,
Omaha; vlco commander, Frank
llurkclt, Mississippi; quartermaster,
Melton Park, Texas; ndjutnnt-gcneral,
J. A. Edgerton, Nebraska; sentinel,
W. S. Morgan, Arkansas. Executive
committee George F. Washburn, Cali
fornia; A. Hozzcllc, Missouri; J. W.
Walker, Colorado; J. D. Iiodkin, Kan
sas; Thotnas, V. Cater, California.
Tho Kansas State Reform Press asso
ciation, a branch of tho National asso
ciation, elected tho following olllccrs:
II. E. ivies,, of tho Wichita Commoner,
president; II. N. Gaines, of tho Scdalia
Union, vico president; Charles Davis,
Junction City Union, secretary nnd
treasurer. Executive committee Dr.
S. McLallin, Topeka Advocate; W. J.
Costlgan, Topeka Journal; Abe Stein
bcrgcr, Girard World.
NO MOtti: CONCESSIONS
The Southern Purine Will Maintain Iti
ltulluc In Kocaril to Wages.
San Fhancisco, Feb. 24. Chief Ar
thur, of tho Ilrothcrhood of Locomotive
Engineers, Is here awaiting tho adjust
ment of tho difficulties between the
Southern Pacific railway and its en
gineers. It was supposed tho trouble
was settled when tho company an
nounced its ultimatum of 81.70 a day lc
tho mountains and 81.50 for valley en
gineers. This places all tho englnccri
on a moro equitable footing, but the
men making mountain runs do not rel
ish a reduction In tho rato paid to val
ley engineers. Tho offer has not beer
accepted. It is understood that the
Southern Pacific will maintain its rul
ing about the wages and that thero
will be no more concessions to tho men.
flames Iu un Arkuumn Toivn.
Phescott, Arlt, Fob. 1. An entire
block in tho business section was de
stroyed by flro originating in tho Pica
yune offlco ubout 4 o'clock thii morn
ing. Tho cntiro plant of tlin Picayune,
Including subscription books, was lost
also J. O. Howell's drug store, building
and btock, and tho stores of Hamilton
Sharp and McMUhn & Johnson. The
total loss will roach 815,000, with losj
than SO.OOO insurance.
Cut to Plccoi by a Train.
Ai.niA, la., Feb. 21. Barney McMan
nit;, a miner from Foster, in tho south
ern part of this county, fell uncon
scious on tho Milwaukee track last
night and was literally cut to pieces
by a freight train. Ho was a single
man, 47 years old.
riiry .Meet III Comrntlon Tho ltrolutlons
Kansas Crrv, Mo., Fob. 2.1. Tho an
nual convention of tho National Re
form Press association, comprising tho
dltors of people's party papers of all
Sections of tho country, convened hero
yesterdny. The convention was called
to order by President J. H. McDowoll,
it Nashville, Tenn. After the transac
tion of routino business, President Mc
Dowoll read n paper on tho "Power of
tho Press for Good nnd Evil." A com
mitteo consisting of Frank lturkHt, S.
McLallin, Harry Tracy, W. A. Hoteh
kiss nnd P. J. Dixon was appointed to
draw up resolutions expressing tho
loyalty of tho association to tho Oma
ha plntform. Tho resolutions, which
wcro adopted by a unanimous vote, aro
ns follows! .
l'o tho U. It l. A oi tho u. S.:
Your committee, to whom vm referred cor
Inln corro'pondenco th.it h.is romo Into tho
possession of tho nssoclattoii, linvo cnrcfnlly
?onslilcred tho sumo and ben to submit tho
Flrnt Wo rcccenlzo no ivuihorlty In this
association or olsewhero to chansoor modify
tho Omnha phitlorm until another national
roprcontiitlvoeonvcntlon elected by tho peo
ple, shall assemble
Second Wo recosnlio tho fact that nny ono
of tho questions embodied In thnt platform may
bo forced to tho front by tho IorIc of ovent nt
d frfnt timo? mid uudor dlUcront clrcum-
' ti-eev nnd thereby claim priority of nttentlon,
"UV. -v V never this occurs It Is our duty us truo
lii' U .. i to meet tho Issuo lllie men.
lui.-d Wo recoRnUo tho further fact that
Ou policy oi tho present administration nnd
tho attltudo of members of congress of both
parties lmo brought tho money ouustlon In Its
various phases forward In such manner ns to
mako It tho most prominent Issuo of tho hour,
and tho Kcform Press association has no do
biro or disposition ti ovado IU
Fourth Wo rucojnlzo no disposition of tho
members of this association to drift away from
tho principles of tho Omaha platform, but on
tho other hand thero has oicr been a united
adherenco to thorn, which Is entitled to tho
Fifth Manifestly our ndvorsarlcs would bo
Immensely gratified at any want of harmony In
ourranUs, and wodonotproposo tontford them
this satisfaction. Wo nro proud to nnnouuco
that no schism exists In our ranks.
On tho contrary, our members nro
united, active nnd aggressive Wo nro
constrained to porsovcro in this policy ho
causo of tho phenomenal growth of tho
people's party, which polled 1,000,000 votcH In
I8W and over 1,VW,000 In 1831 (thnt woru count
ed), which enn bo attributed to no other ourso
than that of i plain, honest and unflinching ad
vocacy of tho Omaha platform In Uh entirety.
Papers on tho programme were then
Hot Springs, Arlt., Ilns Disastrous I'lro In
tlio i:arly Morning.
Hot Spihnos, Ark., Fob. 23. Thrco
lives wcro lost and 875,000 worth of
property destroyed by a flro which
broko out hcie nt 4 o'clock this morn
ing nnd swept over four blocks of
buildings. Tho dead are: Mrs. Sain
mon, Mrs. McLcod and a woman, nnmo
not nt present known. McGlllWing,
of Glen Falls, N. Y.; a Mrs. Hoccox,
boatjdlng houso keeper, and Mr. and
Mrs. llronson, of Macon, Mo., wero
slightly injured in jumping from burn
Tho lire originated in a bakery on
Ouachita avenue, over which wcro fur
nished rooms. Hero Mrs. Summon,
who kept tho rooms, was burned. Tho
other buildings burned wero tho La
Clcdo, loss 80,000; tho Ouachita, loss
85,000; the Illinois, 81,000; tho Missouri,
83,000; tho Oak Lawn,85,000; tho Hloom
iugton, 80,000; II. M. Hudgins rcsl-
dence, 812.000; R. L. Williams' thrco
story brick, 812,000; Joplin'a grocery,
fcS,000; E. Randolph's resldonco, 80,000;
Leggerwood's bakery, tho Tennessee
stables, tho West houso, fifteen cot
tages, of a total valuo of 815,000. Thero
is very little insurance, the. loss boing
Tho flro was at tho south ond of tho
gulch in which HoUSprlngs is located,
and tho wind was from the north. As
a result nono of tho largo hotels wore
at any timo in direet danger. The Are
burned both sides of Ouachita avenue
to Hawthorno, ono side of Hawthorne
to Woodblno and both bides of Ornnge
to Quapaw btrcet.
How tho flames started is a mystery,
but whou tho flro wns dibcovored It was
under btrong headway and mado such
rapid progress tlmt the inadequate de
partment could do llttlo toward stop
A TRAIN HELD UP.
Hut tho llobbcr (lot Nothing for Thcli
I VI na.
Auitoit.v, Mo., Fob. 23. 'Frisco train
No. 1, westbound, Conductor Wight
man and Engineer Stephenson, due
hero ut 2:20 p. m., was hold up 214
miles cast of this city last night.
Thrco men boarded tho train at
Martinvillc, S miles cast of Aurora,
getting on tho blind baggago car.
When about half tho distanco
between that placo and Aurora
thoy. crawled over tho tender,
nnd covering Engineer Stephenson
and Ills fireman with revolvers, com
manded them to stop tho train. Thon
they wero marched back to tho express
car, ono of them telling tho captives
that If thoy did not broalc open the ex
press car door both of them would bo
shot, Tho door was soon opened and
the robbers mado a search for tho ex
press messenger, but did not succeed
in finding him, as ho had mado his
escape through tho door in tho roar of
tho car, locking it after him. After
making a thorough search of tho
car and not finding anything, and not
having anything with which to opon
tho safe, tho bandits escorted tho en
gineer and fireman back to tho englno
and disappeared in tho darkness, firing
bovcral shots they departed, and
which wcro answered by tho conductor
FRENCH TROOPS ROUTED.
Three ll'uiulred Soldiers Killed by JlniTO
NatUt-a In Central Africa.
P.vms, Feb. 23. Tho Quotien reports
that tho French expedition which loft
Marseilles somo months ago under the
command of Commandant Moutcil for
scrvlco in tho interior of Africa, was
surprised nud 200 men, comprising
half tho force of tho expedition,
wero killed, while tho remainder,
wero driven from tho line of march and
their retreat cut off. Tho minister of
colonies has received un urgent njjpeal
from tho commander of tho oxpcultlou
Cnndrnsed Proceeding of tho Sonnto nnd
A RTonMrdebito toolt plnco In tho senate on
.ho 10th over Mr. Hill's resolution doflnlna
.ho policy of the government for bimetallism
ind for paying Its obligations In tho best
noncy In uso Mr. Hill Npolte with spirit In
,nvor of his resolution. Mr. Woloott replied to
Mr. 11111 In languago sevcro on tho admlnlstra
Jon. Mr. Shorman offered a substltuto for tho
illll resolution, declaring that tho policy of tho
overnmunt should bo to a maintaining ol n
larlty betweon tho two metals, no that every
lollar should bo equal to every other dollar,
ind should thero ho any disturb mco bonds
thould bo p.nd In gold, Tho debato was moro
Ivcly than nny that has taken placo during tho
es3lon. Tho agricultural bill was considered
In tho ntternoon, nnd Mr. Tollor In a speech de
nounced tho bond proposition. . .Tho sasslon of
tho houso was not ro lively. Tho committeo on
jpproprlntions ropo-tod tho geneni: dcllclcncy
bill, the last of the regular appropriation bills
jf this congress. Tho bill appropriates J0.M3,
71, of wfilch tho principal appropriations nro
H-toltowsr Treasury" department. 81.150 571;
tvnr department, ittJ.SOO, navy dopartment,
MO0.2SS1 dopartment of Justico. 3,3ill,s3.; post
Mllcc department, Jl.W.US, government print
lug ofllce, JWJ.IM: Judgment of tho court of
Mnlms, 8710,003; nudltcd claims, J70,70a Tho
naval appropriation bill wns further consid
ered nnd n number of prlvato ponston bills
passed. Kuloglos wero delivered upon tht lato
Senator Colquitt, of Georgia; nnd tho 1.0'iso
Tun senato had another animated debute on
flnnneo on tho 19th, pending dlecusston of the
agricultural appropriation bill. Senntor dray
In a vigorous, manner defended tho policy of the
government and Senator .Sherman with equal
torco denounced tho gold bo.-n! contract. Tho
agricultural appropriation bill then passed an 1
Mr. Jones (Ark.) byn plcco of parllnmoatarv
trntegy brought his frco colnngo bill boforo
tho senate. On his motion nil appropriation
bills wcro sldo-trackcd and by a voto of 3J yeas
tn !7 nays tho senato took up tho silver hill nnd
Mr. Jonos gavo notice that ho would keep II
beforo tho body nt next slain? unttl disposed
of. Tho RCimto ut 0:30iuljournod.... Under sus
pension of tho rules four bllU wcro conslderoj
in tho houso. Thoy woro: To promote tho cCl
cloncy of tho revenue cutter service: to oqunl
izo tho pensions of Mexican veterans by mak
ing them nil V'i per month undor tho general
law; to equallzo tho duties nnd pay of steam
boat Inspection service, nnd to nuthorlzo tho
Altn Monto Water Co. to construct dams across
tho St. Louis nnd C'loquot rivers, Minnesota.
Tho first and tho Inst bill failed to ticctiro tho
Tiiu axpoctod did not hippen in tho senato
on tho 10th. Mr, Jonos (Arlt) had by parlia
mentary stratogy brought his freo solnaga bill
boforc tho body and given notico that ho would
ask tho bcnnlo to remain In continuous session
until disposed of. Therefore whon tho senato
met tho oppononts of froo sliver woro In lino
and proparod for tho fight Tho result showoJ
ooncluslvoly thnt a voto could not bo rcachod
ind to nttompt to forco a voto would ond In a
Jofcnt of appropriation bills nml the nooosslty
of n spoclal session. Ily a voto of 3d to E7 tho
morning business was displaced nnd the silver
bill taken up. Mr. Vilas (Wis.) took tho floor
and spoke until 5:30 o'clock tn opposition
to tho bill nnd tn defense of tho ad
ministration. Thon camo tho attempt to
torco a voto, but It was Impossible to
:ccp n quorum and at 0 o'clock Mr. Jonos
yielded und tho sonata adjourned without tak
ing tho doslrod voto ...Tho houso npent tho
day tn constdorlng tho naval appropriation bill.
Tho conference report on tho bill to extend tho
timo for making returns vndor tho Incomo ttx
law woro agreed to, and sovoral bills of minor
Koo.v nttor tho genato met on the 20th Mr.
Jones (Ark.) announced that tho friends of tho
freo colnago bill would mako no further effort
to pass It tho present session, as thoy did not
wish to antagonlzo tho appropriation bills at
such a lata day In tho session. Tho silver bill
was then displaced by tho Indian appropria
tion bill. During debato on this Mr. Chandlor
created somawliat pf a sensation by declaring
thnt ho wished to ceo o spoclal session of con
gross, for ho wanted tho ropubllcnu party to
toko hold of affairs nnd establish bcmctalllsm;
tho single gold standard bnd brought on all tbo
troubles. lie bcllovcd that a republican con
cross would nuthorlzo tho construction of tho
Nicaragua canal by tho gorornmont, tako stops
to annex Hawaii and invotlgato tho purchas
ing Of gold by tho president Mr, Cockroll ro
pllod to Mr. Chandler. Tho Wolcott Bllver res
olution Was sent to tho calendar, nnd tho sen
ato adjourned without complotlng tho Indian
bill. ...Tho liousu debated and passed tho naval
appropriation bill Tho nttompt to strlko out
tbo appropriation for tho now battlo ships
failed. Tho bill authorizes tho construction of
throo ships at a cost of $1,003,00.) each, exclusive
Tiieiie wcro Just sixteen senators In tho
chamber when tho senate met at 11 o'clock on
tho Slst, tut a quorum soon appeared. On tho
motion of Mr. Turpio a resolution of thanks to
tho Mexican government for honors paid tho
lato Minister Clray was ndoptcd. Tho Incomo
tax question camo up again on tho motion to
reconsider tho upprovnl of tho conforenco re
port on tho bill amending tho law. Tho motion
to reconsider was tabled and tho Indian ap
propriation bill was then donated until ad
journment. ...Tho houso dovotod much of tho
day to consideration of tho amendments to tho
consular and diplomatic appropriation bill, tho
Hawaiian cabla project being tho bono of con
tention. Tho bill was finally sent to further
conference Tho dcllclcncy bill was briefly
considered and after eulogies upon tho lata
Senator Stockbrldgo, of Mchlgan, tho houso
The senato devoted tho cntiro day on the
2d discussing tbo Indian appropriation bill
and nt 5:1-1 adjourned. Ilcforo adjournment
Mr. l'cttlgrow announced that an agreement
had been reached by which tho pooling Mil
would bo taken up on Saturday nnd kept be
foro tho sonata (Including Sunday) unttl dis
posed of ....Tbo houso had uudcr consideration
tbo general dcllclcncy bill most of tho day
The houso bills wero passed amending tho
articles of regulation of tho navy. A bill was
passed to amend an act granting a right of way
through tho Indian territory to tho Kansas &
Gulf railroad. At tho evening sosslon prlvato
pension bills woro considered.
Professional Order 'i)Uobeyod.
Visitor How Is my dear friend to
day? Nurso Ho is very low indeed.
I should very much like to seo him,
if only for a momen t.
"That would bo impossible. Ho is
not permitted to seo anyone. Tho doc
tors say his very Ufa depends on his
having absolute rest nnd fjulot."
"What is tho hubbub going on In tho
room adjoining tho sick chamber? "
"Oh that's only tho doctors consult
ing. You sec, this Is a very unusual case,
und they nro having n long nnd heated
discussion over IfTid-lUts..
Wiggles I know just what to tako
Waggles (eagerly) Do you? What is
Wiggles Au ocean strainer. Soiner
Horrors of tho Dental Chair.
"Don't you find it ouchl pretty
hard pulling to make a living at thl
business?" asked tho disagreeable man.
"Yes, sir," said the dentist, applying
tho forceps again. "I llvo principally
hold still from hand to mouth."
Tollor-mado Girl 1 bhould lllto to
took at some neckties.
Now Hoy Tho necktio department
is farther beck. This is the toilet de
partment, I can show you borne
mustache luvigorators, though. Joon
AN ALPENA MIEACLE.
Mrs. Jas. M. Todd, of Lonar Raplda,
Dlooarda Hor Orutchoa.
In no Intcrvloir with a Iteporter Sho Ito-
vlows Ilor Ilipi-rlcnco nnd Tells tho
Ileal Catuo of tho Miracle.
(From We Argui, Alpena, J'cA.)
Wo havo long known Mrs. Jos. M.Tod6
8f Long llaplds, Alpona Co., Mich. Sho
Las been a sad crlppio. Many of hor friends
know tho storyof her recovery; foe tho
benefit of tlioso who do not wo publish it to
day. Eight years ago 8ho was taken with nerv
ous prostration, and In a f ow months with
muscular and inflammatory rtwumntlsm.
it affected herhcart, thenhcrhcad. Horfcot
bcramoo swollen olio.could wear nothing
on thorn; hor hauds'woro drawn all out of
lhapo. Her cyoa woro swollen shut mora
than half tho timo, hor UnOo Joints terribly
swollen and for eighteen months sho had
to bo field up to bo dressed. Ono limb bo-
;nmo entirely helpless, and tho skin was so
dry nnd cracked that it would bleed. During
theso eight years sho had been treated by a
scoro of physicians, and has also spent
much timo at Ann Arbor under best medl
ul advice. AU said hor troublo was
brought on by hard work and that modlclno
would not cure, and that rest was tho only
thing which would oaso hor. After going
to llvo with her daughter she becarao entire
ly helpless and could not oven ralso her
arms to cover herself at night. Tho inter
esting part of tho story follows In her own
"I was urged to try Dr. Williams' Pink
PlUs for Palo Pooplo and at last did so. In
thrco days af tor I commenced taking Pink
Pills I could Bit up and dross mysolf, and
after using them six weeks I went homo
and commenced working. I continued
taking tlio pills, until now I begin to forges
my crutches, nnd can go up and down steps
without aid. I am truly a living wonder,
walking out of doors without assistance."
"Now, if I can say nnythlng to luduco
those who havo suffered as I have, to try
rink Pills, I shall gladydo so. If other
lllto sufferers will try Pick Pills according
to directions, they will havo reason to thank
Ood for creating men who nro ablo to con-
prippo, and weak women with Impure
blood, nnd with good results."
Mrs. Todd Is very strong in. her faith in
tlio curatlvo powers' of Pink rills, and says
thoy havo brought a poor helpless crlppio
back to do her own milking, churning,
washing, sewing, knitting, and In fact about
nil of hor household duties, thanks to Dr.
tv imams' i-imc i-uis.
Dr. Williams' Pluk Pills contain nil tha
elementa ncccssnry to glvo. now Ufa and
nciincss to tao oioou anu rcstoro Biiuucroa
ucrvos. They aro for salo by all druggists,
or may bo had by mall from Dr. Williams'
Slodlclno Company, Schenectady, N. Y
for COc. per box, or six boxes for $3.50.
TO COOK POTAToks.
Potato Loaf Slashed potatoes, two
eggs, well beaten; cold chicken shredded
One Mix tocrcthor. addlntr butler. s
pepper and Gait, and tnaklngjn Uui, y.'.
snopa oi a loaz. uaico Drown.
Haooib This famous old Scotch dish
Is very simple. Cut tho beef In small
pieces and mix with mashed potatoes.
Season with pepper nnd salt. Usq
plenty of butter nnd bako well. t,
PotAto Mince Hallo Parboil pota
toes equal in quantity to two-thirds of
tho available cold meat occf and a
llttlo ham, if convenient, chopped flno.
Mash tho potatoes and mix with tha
meat and ono raw egg. Season with
small bits of colcry, popper and calt.
Try In round balls.
Potato Pin Plnco in tho pastry al
tcrnato layera of mashed potateo and.
Bllccs of mutton or veal, and, thrco cold
boiled eggs, slicetE Season with salt,1
pepper nnd mnco according to taste
Add buttcrieu f(nch layer, or pour
gravy over It. Xi
li "tho top layer bo a
thick ono of potu
Jtji iitan(l brush with
volk of circr. x
Potato ani Fibii Hills Tako equal
parts of cold fish, shredded flno, and po
tatocs boiled and mashed smootli. Beat
in an egg und n few tablcspoonfuls oi
rich milk, but do not mako too moist.
Salt to tasto. Mix thoroughly and beat
until light. Roll with a spoon Intc
neatly shaped oval balls, nnd fry brown
FINANCE AND INDUSTRY.
Annu paying nil expenses in th
San Francisco midwinter fair, a sur
plus of $32,000 Is loft.
The United States now has about
forty vessels engaged in whalings the
remnant of a licet that onco numbered
Tim output of raw iron for tho Gcr
man empiro during tho year 1804 wa
6,550,322 tons, an increase of 000,174
tons over the output of 1893.
Mn. J. II. Slatos, a farmer, of Bul
lock county, Go,, cleared 518,000 lost
season on watermelons, no will plant
sixty acres in melons this year.
AccoitDixo to tho American Shlp
builder, tho largo shipbuilders nor
land & Wolf?, Holfast, Ireland, who
built tho Majestic and Teutonic, pay:
riveters $7.51 per week; pattern
makers, $3.27 per week; platers tho
6amo, and fitters $0.57 to $8. Morq
than twico theso sums aro paid In thbj
country to tho samo trades.
A MUSICAL MELANGE.
W. S. GiLnr.irr, Sir Arthur Sullivan
famous collaborator, has so little cu
for music that ho cannot distinguish
harmony from discord.
Tirnrtn are forty-eight different ma
tcrials used in constructing a piano,
from no fewer than sixteen different
countries, employing forty-five differ
nANDEL's "Messiah" waa recently
performed at Dncnos Avtcs, for tho firsi
time In South America, with o chorus
ofSOOandan orchestra of 50 perform
ers. Special trains wcro run, tho house
was sold out an hour and a half after
tho opening of tho box office and tho
proceeds were 87,500.
A collection of 3,475 ortcras wsa rc
jently presented to tbo Acadetaio di
Santa Cecelia Si Romo; tha colloetion
foes back to tho beginnings of stag
music Tho Acadcm'a has also re
jelved from tho. Italian govarwnonb
1,500 rare musical books ami maim
wriuts found in suppressed convent.
Minsib "I want
to Introduce yaw to a
vt nice girl wiU ?
Iu gold.,r Bsb-"8tM)
young lady a ver
worth hor wclsrht I