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BEAVER, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY, THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1895.
V EASTEtl llllca. puro and fair
I know that hidden In your
hearts of (cold
Still lies the secret you each year repeat
An oft-told story that can ne'er grow old
Of bird that sing,
Of bells that ring,
As o'er tho earth now steals tho sprlnz.
I know not why It Is. but c ivim rv-tr
Tho story seems mora vonarous stranco and
I bond nbovo my Illy buds to hear
Them whisper softly what I know Is truo
That winter's past;
That spring comes fast:
That llto and Joy are hero at last!
Tho story that tho Easter lilies tell
Urines light and pcaco to tho wholo world
And hearts bowed down by grief and sadnoss
In songs of pratso .and cvon doubters pray.
Men can be brave.
For, strong to save.
Our King has triumphed o'or tho gravo!
Ring out. O Illy bellsl Gone Is all glooml
All nature sings nt this glad Easter tldo.
Wo sco no moro tho shadow of the tomb:
To us tho pearly gatos swing open wldol
Past Is the pain;
Death Is In vain:
Ho who was dead now lives ngatnl
Virginia Van do Wator, In Harpir's Bazar.
'HE HE are a
great many fol
lies and piti-
fuln esses In
ha id Helen
asked her brother Charloy.
"I was thinking of Miss Martha Dun
bar, and what i. life she leads, with all
that tumult of nephews and nieces
about her ears tho wholo time."
"Pretty stiff, to bo suro. I can seo
tho pity of it, but where is thu folly?
That strikes me as an extraordinary
word in connection with Miss Martha.
I thought sho was painfully sensible."
"So she is. There is ju-jt the trouble.
She gives her life to being sensible,
and then isn't .enslblo enough not to
make It painful to everybody who
comes near her."
Charley nodded nn energetic assent.
"Shu certainly is n person you would
rather admire at a distance."
"Yes; everybody fools so. And isn't
it pitiful? Miss Mnrtha Is really mak
ing a great sacrifice, the kind that
would bring tears to your eyes in a
tract. Sho has given up her work that
she loved, and was making such a suc
cess of, and lias settled down entirely
to the caru of those children. They
are nice children, but very much alive,
and up to date; not at all tho old
fashioned, theoretical kind that Miss
Martha has been imagining to herself
for tho last twenty years. They givo
her plenty to do. Keeping their clothes
mended, and all those faces washed
and hands clean isn't any sinecure, I
can tell you."
"More like a manicure, isn't It?" In
quired Charley, with a chuckle.
Helen looked doubtful whether to
rccognizo this lilt, but concluded she
would, and then went on:
"She docs her duty by them very
thoroughly and very rasplngly, poor
Mttlo midgets. I am afraid they aro
in a constant state of rebellion and
disgust. You bee, their own mother
was so different; they aro not accus
tomed to 'prunes, prisms,' from morn
ing to night."
"It must bo pretty doleful for them,
that's a fact," agreed Charley. "I
should hato to live in tho house with
nndncarnato strait-jacket myself."
"Miss Martha Is too fond of right
eous indignation," said Helen. "Mrs.
Dunbur's righteousness took nnothcr
form whenever it possibly could; and
it worked lots better. Hut doesn't it
seem tragic for a good, superior woman
to bo taking up her cross daily and de
nying herself just to make her own lifo
and everybody's else uncomfortable?"
"Aro you going to write her an an
onymous letter about It?"
"I wish I could I wish 1 could do
something. Isn't there anything you
"Only tho letter."
It was much later in tho day that
Charley's idle words came back Into
Helen's mind with some sort of seri
ousness. She was passing a counter
loaded with Easter cards, of which one
instantly caught her eye; it showed
the open sepulcher and the sunlit
morning and tho budding spring, with
tho words: "I am tho Hcsurrectlon
iind the Life."
"How pretty," thought Helen, stop
plng to look. "I don't know when I
havo sent an Easter card; but I should
like to send that. It Is so sweel and
hopeful und sunshiny; it might speak
peace to nnybouj even .miss . Marina.
Why, yes! it will do instead of Char
So sho bought it; but when sho got
home sho hesitated long about actual
ly sending It
"Miss Martha will not sco It with my
eyes. It will just menn pasteboard to
her and tho compliments of tho season.
You couldn't expect It to preach her
tho same bermon that it does me. And
I can't very well add a footnote to say:
'He happy and you will bo good, and
will givo these poor children a moro
Chrlsiinn Idea 6t Easter.' "
feha chanircd her mind hnlf a dozen
times; but Anally put tlio picture, with
one of her own cards, Into an envelope,
and directed It.
"There! What harm can It do, at
nny rate? And why shouldn't I follow
an Impulse when It comes, and have
faith In an Interpreter who can explain
In Saturday night's mall tho card
went to Miss Martha. She admired it
for a moment,, her mind perhaps dis
tracted a little by her surprlso that a
young girl should have remembered
her and her wonder whether tho send
ing of plain Easter cards were not a
somewhat antiquated fashion. Then
she proceeded to dlsnoso of the matter
by straightway writing a formal note
of thanks, which was dispatched that
same evening by her brother's office
boy, and which mado Helen, as she ex
pressed it, feel "aguish."
Tho following njtnruoon MIssMnrtha
was rcAised from'tho solid religlou3
work she was reading by the sound of
voices In tho next room, tho door into
which had been left ajar. They were
the voices of her eldest nephew and
niece, Teddy and Grace, commenting
on Helen's Easter card.
"Isn't It lovely!" Graco was saying,
"and it isn't sorrowful a bit, oven if it
has got a gravo in It,"
"I don't like graves," responded Ted
dy, gruffly, "nor funerals, nor any of
that. Hut it seems as If wo were at
such things all tho tlmo in this house."
"When I have a funeral," said Orace,
"I want to have a nice one, if I can,
that will be pleasant, you know, to re
member mo by." The little girl paused,
and then added, In a lower tone: "Not
"It was all Aunt Martha's fault,"
broke in Teddy, with quick Indigna
tion, "about mother's. Father didn't
want it so. Ho just let her havo her
own way, because sho was company
and doing us a favor to come."
"And mother ileterttd a happy fu
neral," mourned poor Grace; "she was
good and lovely, and just as Christian
as could bo. It wasn't right to bury
her as if we couldn't feci any comfort
'YOU ALL KNOW WHAT EASTEn JIEANS."
about It, and then never to talk of her I
any more, as if we d like to forget her
as soon as wo could. If I'm n Christian
when I die, I want them to let all tho
suu In and tho air, and I want tho
singers to sing out loud, as if they
knew I was going to Heaven to be glad
forever and ever. And then o very body
that loved me, I'd llko them to bay so
to each other sometimes, and talk over
tho ways I used to have, and what I
said. It isn't anybody's fault to bo
dead. Mother couldn't help dying when
God wauted her to, even if bho did
leave four poor, young, helpless chil
dren behind her.' And, anyway, I
guess God can take care of us children
"If Aunt Martha will let Him," said
Tit era was a moment's silence before
ho went on to ask, with some embar
rassment: "Hut, I say, what makes you talk
about if you're a Christian when you
die? I thought you told mother you
were going to bo one, for certain."
"I wanted to; but I'm getting a good
deal discouraged from tho idea. It
isn't a Christian to get sohot and angry
in your mind till you jerk your buttons
off, and slam doors and things, and
"It's just Aunt Martha that makes
you. She ought to be ashamed. I
wonder how would sho feel if, when
she got to Heaven, sho had to tell
mother she had kept you awuy from
going, when you meant to do it. She's
always dinging it at us that she has to
be responsible for our clothes and our
manners, and if we aren't forever cart
ing pocket handkerchiefs around, and
all tho rest of It; I wonder how sho'd
like to bo responsible for that?"
"I think it would bo nico," said
Grace, with a wistful littlo sigh, "if,
when you wore at home, it was easy to
remember about Heaven tho way it
was when mother was here. Hut may
be it's only mothers that can make it
easy for you. Maybo aunts do tho best
they can; but maybo tney uon t lenow
Miss Martha Dunbar did not dcrivo
much satisfaction from her solid read
ing that afternoon. When tho children
went from tho next room sho mechanic
ally returned to her book; but present
ly it was laid down on the table besido
her, and sho dropped her face upon it
in her folded hands. It was long be
foio she lifted it again; when she did
she murmured to herself:
"With GC4l'3 help this nunt shall
learn how. May I know my responsi
bility better after thisf
When supper was over Miss Martha,
taklotf drowsy two-year-old Jack from
his nurse's arms, asked tho othci
nieces and nephews to follow her into
the library; nud they came, wonder
ing. "Children," began Miss Martha,
stretching her hand out to Helen's
Easter card, and setting it up in sight
under tho light of tho lamp, "you all
know what Easter means; but 1 think
we ought to understand It better to
day than we ever have before, because
of tho dear little Mother who was
with us last year, but who Is not here
None of them had ever heard such n
falter in Miss Martha's firm tones be
fore. At tho sound Teddy slipped off
the edge of Ids distant chair and drew
closer. Ills aunt cleared her throat
and went on:
"All tho hopo and promise of Easter
ouirht to bo very sweet to us. It is be
cause of that that we can think so
peacefully of thcr lying dead In her
grave; becauso wo know that sho Is
only waiting until tho angel rolls
away the stone, when sho will rise
again In tho newness of tho life ever
lasting." Did tho children understand nil this?
rcrhaps not nil. Hut 1 think they un
derstood enough to warm their frozen
little hearts; and they understood very
well, indeed, when Miss Martha
began tp tell them of the long ago
times when she and their mother were
girls together, and how they had loved
caih other all their lives until death
came. When the delightful, leisurely
talk was over, and Miss Martha went
away upstairs with sleeping Jack and
the other littlo one, Graco crept close
to Teddy, and, laying her small hand
somewhere near her heart, whispered:
"Teddy, I've got the fcollngof Easter
right here, haven't you?"
Some months later, Charley Strothcr
remarked to his sister: "It strikes mo
tho Dunbars are running things in
pretty smooth water of late. Have you
"Of course, and rejoiced. Graco told
me yesterday that they had been huv
ing lovely times ever since Easter."
"What do you suppose it means?"
"I think it means," said Grace, slow
ly, "that Christ is risen Indeed, and
hath appeared to Miss Martha." Sally
Campbell, In N. Y. Independent
ON EASTER EVE.
Old Jlltcs and Ceremonies nelonglnp to
The day before Easter Is sometimes
called Holy Saturday, and there aro
numerous rites and ceremonies belong
ing to it, some of them practiced at tho
present day. On tho evening of this
day, in tho middle districts of Ireland,
great preparations aro made for tho
finishing of L?nt, and tho ushering in
of tho glad Eastertide. On that night
the good cotter's wife puts into the pot
many a fat fowl or special plcco of
bacon, which no ono dares so much as
to taste by putting linger In the pot
until the cock crows on Easter morning.
At midnight may bo heard tho wild
clapping of hands and tho joyous laugh
of tho light-hearted Irish people, and
abovo all rises the shout: "Out with tho
Lent." Jollity and merry-making
prevail for an hour or two, when they
go to rest and sleep till four o'clock,
then arise to see thu suu dance in honor
of tho Resurrection. Nor is this bu-
'perstltion by any means confined
to tho humbler classes, but Is
scrupulously observed by many people
of high birth and great wealth, somo
of them asserting positively that they
have literally seen the sun dance on
Sir John Suckling, in his ballad upon
a wedding, alludes to this superstition:
"Hut. oh. she dances such a way I
So sun upon an Easter day Is half so fine a
Another custom attached to this sea
son was tho putting out of thu fires in
all thu churches and kindling them
anew from flint, blessing the wax for
tho Easter tapers and other customs.
A translation of Googe's from tho
Nuogeorgua describes tho superstition
as to the rekindling of the fires:
"On Easter eve the nie all Is quencht In every
And fresh agalno from out the flint Is fetcbt
with solemne grace;
The priest doth balovr this against great
dangers many one,
A brande vrheroaf doth etery man with grcedle
mlnde take homo.
That when the fearewel! ttorme appearos. or
tempest black arlso,
Ily lighting this he safa may be from strokes
of hurtful skies." Ladle' Home Journal.
I love my littlo brother;
He's a cuanlnv, rosy elf:
But I wish somehow or othet
Tbut he could rock hlmtelf
Frcdcilck 11- Oppcr, In bt. Nicholas.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Glotuiod By "olograph and Mall
I'EIISONAI. AND POLITICAL,
ritF.8iiF..VT Tiiacy and Secretary
Humphrey of tho Republican National
lengue, have issued a call for tho next
annual convention of the lcaguo to bo
held at Cleveland, 0., Juno 10. Tho
ratio of representation will bo six dole-gates-at-largo
from each state and ter
ritory, four from each congressional
district nnd ono from oach Republican
Collcgo league club.
Tiik president on tho 1st received a
representative delegation of Chicngo
nns who called to invite him to attend
tho reception to bo tendered to him
and Mrs. Cleveland as an cvidenco of
their appreciation of his steadfastness
in regard to tho currency. Tho president
expressed to the delegation the gratifi
cation ho felt nt their call and tho In
vention they tendered, but gavo no as
surances of his acceptance, saying ho
could not tell what thu state of public
business might be.
Gen. Oi.iveu 1'. Goopi.no, formerly n
noted Missouri politician, was declared
to bo Insane In n court at Washington
on tho 1st.
Phesident Cleveland has deter
mined that an official interest in the
Nicaragua canal shall bo promptly
made and tho government commission
to examine the routo is to bo sent there
as soon as possible. Col. W. 1'. Craig
hill, U. S. A., has been selected fot
chairman. Lioutcnant-Commandcr M.
T. Endicott, U. S. X., Is another mem
ber of tho commission. Tho civilian
member has not yet been appointed.
Tin: Colorado legislature closed n
ninety days' session on tho 1st. Ono
of tho most Important measures sent
to the governor wns ono which pro
vides a bounty of 81 ton on beet sugar
raised in tho state.
A thkatv of peace between Mexico
nnd Guatemala has been signed. Tho
latter country will pay an Indemnity
nnd mako an apology.
At lloston on tho 3d there wore re
ceptions and patriotic addresses in
honor of Kcv. S. N. Smith, author of
"America." Delegations from tho pub
lic schools, tho Harvard Glco club and
noted musicians participated.
The governor of Missouri has issued
a proclamation convening the Thirty
eighth general assembly In bpeclal ses
sion April as.
Hon. Huck Kilooue, tho now Indian
territory judge, was banqueted nt Aril
more, I. T, on the 3d. Largo delega
tions were in attendance from Purccll
nnd other points of tho Chickasaw
Ex-Congressman William L. Wil
son, of West Virginia, took the onth of
olSce as postmaster-general on tho 3d.
Chief Justice Fuller appeared at tho
post office department and adminis
tered the oath in tho presence of tho
principal officials of the department.
The president and his family have
taken up their residenco nt Woodley
and will mako that their homo until
their departure for Gray Gables, for the
summer. The president will Visit the
white house Tuesdays and Fridays to
meet his cabinet.
It Is stated by persons in a position
to speak with authority that as soon
as Venezuela is convinced Grc.lt Ilrlt
aln has finally decided not to arbitrate
or settle tho boundary disputo as sug
gested by tho United States through
Ambassador Hayard, tho southern re
public will resort to force.
The upper houso of tho Prussian diet
has referred to n special committee
the proposal of Count Von Mirbach for
an international conferenco on tho
The spirit of warroso high at tho big
Cuban mass meeting at Jacksonville,
Flo., on tho 4th. Gonzalo do Qucsada,
secretary of tho Cuban Revolutionary
society of New York, was introduced
nnd lifted his audience into a state of
Heniiv Hammond, tno abolitionist,
died nt Danlulsonville, Conn., recently.
He was born in 1814. Ho was Instru
mental in forming tho first anti-slavory
ioclety in Connecticut, and In 1847 was
associated with Salmon I. Sftith, of
Now York, and others, in forming tho
momorable Huffalo platform. Ills res
idence In Pomfret formed a ljnk in tho
A TEnnini.K shooting affair occurred
near Morrison, Ok., between Cook,
Hennet and a woman, whoso name ivas
not learned. It seems 'that the two
men and the woman were claimants
for the same quarter section of land
and that Cook bought out tho woman's
interest and as he commenced to movo
Into tho woman's house a fight oc
curred and Cook wns shot by Hennet
and instantly killed. Cook shot Hennet
through the head and he will die nnd
tho woman was shot through a leg.
The womau used an ax on Hennet und
inflicted serious wounds.
The Chicago Post said that cattle
raisers of the west were perfecting an
organization to fight the dressed beef
combine. The scliemo is said to com
prehend the establishing of packing
houses as well as necessary machinery
for the exportation of the product.
1'OSTMABTKH GENERAL HlSHELL has
issued an order restricting second-class'
mttter to actual subscribers for jour
nals entitled to tho pound rate.
The Chicago Times building, a five
story stone structure, was damaged
S70.000 by fire on the 30th. At the
early stages of tho fire It looked very
much as If this old landmark of Chi
cago would bo destroyed.
In Pittsburgh, Pa., tho five-story
malt house at Wain Wright's brewery,
collapsed. The weight of the grain
stored In the upper iloor, caused the
disaster. Tho loss will be 815,000.
F.veryono In the building escaped.
A rnw days ago a streak of ore was
struck in the Golden Slipper mine, 3
miles from Hill City, S. I)., nnd n test
run of 40 pounds of -ock gnve return
of 40 ounces. Tho vein is a strong one,
nnd gives promise of developing into
another Holy Tprror. Tho new dis
covery has added to tho mining excite
ment now in progress in the southern
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Leavenwoiith, Kan., April 7. There
Is consideiablu excitement In tills city
over thu dlbcovcry of a sliortitgu in tho
Leavenworth national bank. President
1 1 n veus stated yesterday that tho
shortage was uniill. The collector
was taken Into custody and tho bank
officers think they havo tho right man
New Oiu.ea.ns, April 7. About 2
o'clock yesterday morning nn ex
plosion from some unknown cause oc
cutredat thu corner of Decatur and
Uillne streets in a two-story brick
building. Tlio bodies of Chas. Salatho
ft.id his wife weio taken out at 4
o'clock yesterday morning. At 8
o'clock thu woikmen caino across the
mangled body of Felix Ulgot.
Oklahoma Citv. O. T.. April 7. Tho
fnner.il of Sirs. Harry bt. John, who
was shot by her hunband Wednesday,
wns held yesierdiiy nud attended by hii
Immense throng. Young St. Joliu dlv
tracted vlth grief? was present, a was
his father, ex-Governor St. John, ho
arrived from tho east yesterday. Tho
governor is mulling preparations to
defend the life of his sou, against
whom the feeling is very bitter.
Wichita, Kan., April 7. Last night
n tramp set fire to three cars loaded
with merchandise, sUndlng In tho
Santa Fe yards, tills city. The cars
und contents were destroyed.
Hkaumo.nt, Kan., April 7. Yesterday
morning us the accomodation traiu
wus pulling out oa the Anthony
branch, two negroes tried to board the
trucks of one of Hie coaches. One suc
ceeded in getting under all right, but
the other one, lost his hold on tho
tritbs rod nnd fell across the track.
Two wlice'H pussed over him.
Peiuiv, O. T., April 7. Mrs. J. W.
Shleldb and her child died from eatjng
poisonous greens,, which they had
picked und cooked for supper. Tho
entire family wus taken tick but all
recovered except Mrs. Shields and the
Kanksvilb 0 April 7. Four per
tons were killed outright nnd thu fifth
fatally injured in i wreck on tho
Hullnire, Zutiesdlle nud Cincinnati
narrow gun go at n trcstlo five miles
west of Summcrfleld.
Altos, III., April 7 A wreck on the
Chleiigo nnd Alton cut off, yesterday,
killed four meu ami sctloubly iu J tired
The Reasons for an Extra Session
of Congress Havo Disappeared.
THE INCOME TAX DECISION.
A Story Thnt th Suprrmn Court Hnil Voted
tlio liiromn Tnx Uiicont!tut!otml
An Incrrnnfl In tlia Nntlounl
Washinotox, April 0. Tho talk of
on extra session of congress has al
most totally subsided, and tho curfneo
Indications which a short tlmu ago
seemed to point to possible assembling
of tho Fifty-fourth congress beforo
next December havo disappeared. Tho
treasury officials profess to bo confi
dent of tho ability of tho government
to got along without further legisla
tion, their confidence being bused
upon tho npparont safety of tho gold
rcscrvo, under the ntrreement with the
syndicate with which tho last bond
dcnl was made. Nearly a month's
trial of tho conditions under which
that deal wns effected hns proven, it Is
thought, that If tho syndicate contin
ues to play fair there need bo no fur
ther apprehension of raids upon tho
Tho probabllitv of n hcavv deficit In
the revenues with consequent necessity
for remedial legislation is declared to
bo unlikely, and thus nnothcr posslblo
cnuso for nn extra session has been re
moved. Tills shortn'gu In tlio revenues
was regarded as the most Imminent
cause for a probable extra session, and
thcro nro those who think that the
menace has not been entirely removed,
but that tlio treasury will find Itself
hard pushed for cash beforo the sum
mer Is past.
Politicians say that President Clove
land is very much relieved to havu con
gress off his hands, and that ho would
regard tho necessity for an extra ses
sion ns a political misfortune nt this
time, and would postponu calling ono
till tho last minute for that reason.
Tlio Iricmiio Tnx Drclnlon.
Wabiiinoton, April 0. Another story
nbout tho supreme court nnd tho in
come tax wns in circulation among tho
stock exchanges yesterday. It was
that the supreme court had reached a
decision by a voto of flvo to thrco to
report tho income tax unconstitutional,
and had so informed the president.
Whatever tho decision maybe, It Is evi
dent thnt tho justices are having a
good deal of trouble over tho questions
raised. If tho court had been clearly
for tho law, tlio decision would havo
been delivered very promptly. Thcro
was every reason for prompt action if
tlio law was to bo sustained. Tho do
lay may bo explained easily if tho court
is against tho law. Tho treasury con
ditions nro improving every day and
will bo better nblo to stand the shock
of tho loss of this anticipated rovenuo
by tho postponement of tho announce
ment, Xutloimt Hunk Clrculntlou.
Washinoton, April 0. A striking In
crease in tho secured circulation of tho
national banks has taken placo during
March as one of tho results of tho new
Issue of bonds and tho greatur activity
In tho money market. Tho circulation
secured by bond deposits has Increased
from S17rt,43S,032 on February 28 to
S170,847,3S3 on March 30. Tills Is an
Increase of S3.302.321 and wipes out
moro than two-thirds of tho decrease
in secured circulation within tho past
vcar. Tho nut decrease slnco March
11, 1S0I, is reduced to 81,721,003.
TItAIN KOIUIKIH HUN DOWN.
Olio of tho Itock Inland tinnir KllloilI'oil
tlvolr Jiloutllltttl an the IlundlU
Hennessey, Ok., April 0. Soon after
thu train robbery on tho Hock Island
railroad Wednesday night near Dover,
flvo Unlti.-d States deputy marshals,
Ueadcd by Hanks and Prater, started
in the trail of tho desperadoes. At 3
Vclocic yesterday afternoon tho officers
jamosuddonly upon tho gang. Part of
them were nsleep. Tho officers im
ncdlatcly opened fire, which was
returned. The deputies jumped
from their horses and used them as
breastworks while tho robbers tried to
scape. Two of tho horses of the out
laws were shot from under them and
Dno man was killed, while another's
leg was broken, but lio managed to get
to his horse. A third was badly hit,
but he also succeeded in getting away.
Tho dead man wus brought to Hen
nessey at 11 o'clock l.tst night He
was positively identified as Dick
Ycagcr, alias "Gyp Wyatt," on whoso
nead thero was an aggrogate reward
it over 83,000, including tho amount
jfforcd yesterday for each of tho rob
bers by tho Itock Island.
TIIK WIIITK MKTAI.
rim Silver Market Actlnjr Ilstthnr Quvnrly
Jiau Likely to lie a Heavy lluyar of UU.
New York, April C Tho market for
silver bullion has acted queerly this
week. Slnco the high water market
of Monday, when tho white metal
reached 63i, thero has fteen a reaction
ary movement, carrying the price down
steadily at the rate ot 1 per cent a day.
On small dealings yesterday silver sold
down to 05 but subsequently rallied
on tho curb to 05K-
While no definite advices have come
to hand it is regarded as certain here
that Japan will be a heavy buyer of
silver In the next few months. The
Japanese government, since tho begin
ning of tho war with China, has bor
rowed S123.000.000 from the Japanese
neoolo. This loan wus effected on a
silver basis and Japan will, no doubt,
repay in silver, Japan will need some
thing like 200,030,000 ounces of silver
to make settlements. Tho currency
system of tho cmplro being so thor
oughly bimetallic, it is not bellovod
that Japau has any idea of adopting
the gold standard.
Two UraUer Killed.
Tahlkqvah, I. T., April C In at
tempting to quell a row omony a crow
of graders at work on a new railroad
being constructed through the Choro
keu nation from Siloam Spi-lngs to
Fort Smith. Ark., to-day. Sheriff Proc
tor shot and killed two of thu rioter
uud was himself serloukly wouudod.
FOIl SOUND MONKY.
A Mormunt for that l'.nil Rtartril nt Mem
plil". Tonn.TbB ltmnlatlon Ailoptrd.
Memphis, Tenn., April 0. A Bound;
monoy movement was started here,
yesterday, which is likely to be vfar
renchlng In Its results. At a largely
attended meeting of committees from
tho Cotton Merchants' nnd Lumber
men's exchanges, tho Manufacturers'
association and Young- Men's Husincss
league, tho following resolution was
Itcolvcil. That a eonvcntlon Is hereby called!
to assemblo nt Memphis. Tonn., on Thursday,
Mny 23, 189V to be composed ot uolegates
chosen by the people of the southern states
who bollctc In the necessity of a sound and
liable currency nnd better banking facilities
In order to fully restore, nnd in the tuturo
maintain, prosperity nmonji the people, and to
this end tho co-operntton of all commercial,
manufacturing, nitrtculturat nnd Industrial or
panliatlons, ns wolljn the co-operation ot all
Booil cltlieus, Is hcroby earnostly Invited.
Tho chairman of tho meeting appoint
ed a commlttca of fifteen to carry out
tho objects contemplated in calling tho
convention. The meeting wns ad
dressed by Congressman Patterson, of
this district, who assured tho meeting
that Secretary of tho Treasury Carlisle
would visit tho city in May for tho pur
poso of discussing ilnnncial questions
beforo tho convention, nnd that the
movement had tho hearty Indorsement
of President Clovelnnd.
MOH15 1IAILHO.VI) ituir.niNa.
The "Kilty's" Kxtcnslon from (3 rem Hide
to lloldpit All Arranged For.
Sedalia, Mo., April 0. Chief Engi
neer Cary Jf. Wilson, of tho Missouri,
Kansas & Texas railway, arrived hero
from Holdon this morning, having
gpno overlnnd In a buggy from Green
Kid go to Holdon for tho purpose of
paying tho farmers for tho right of
way on tho now Kansas City extension
of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas.
It Is stated on good nuthorlty that
work on tho line will bo begun within
ton days and that tho Southwest Con
struction Co., which built the Missouri,
Kansas & Eastern, has tho contract
It is predicted thnt the lino will bo
completed within Beventy days. En
gineer Wilson is in Sedalia to-day to
mako final nrrnngements for erecting
the now 830,000 passenger depot '
Jilt. MANsuic im-itoviNa.
The I.'x-MlsinurlCoiiKreiamau Rallies from
a Hovoro Heart Trouble.
Washington. April fl. Ex-Congrsss-man
Charles Mansur, whose condition
yesterday afternoon was so gravo that
his lifo was despaired of, is this after
noon materially better. He has long
suffered from an affection of tho heart,
but his present acute Illness appears to
have been duo to an attack of tho
grip. Ho had been confined to tho
houso in tho convalescent stage of that
disease, when ox-Congressman E. P. C.
Wilson dame to 'town 'recently Tind he
Imprudently went nbout town with
him. Then camo a rolapso character
ized in this latter stago by acute car
rolsoned by Wild Herbs.
PEntiv, Ok., April 6. Mrs. J. W.
Shields, whose husband owns a fine
ilalm near Hlackwcll, gathered sour
lock on tho pralrlo yesterday as sho
bad done often to mako gruqns fordln
oor. In tho lot woro somo poisonous
plants. In a few hours after the family
had eaten all were sick and a doctor
was summoned, but ha could not re
llovo Mrs. Shlulds and her littlo daugh
ter, both of whom died this morning.
Tost OMre at Itlohards Itobbed.
Fout Scott, Kan., April 0. Thu post
jfllco and general storo of Robert
Walls, at llichards, Mo., a few miles
mat of here, was burglarized some
tlmo Wednesday night Tho safe was
blown open, but the thlovcs only sc
oured S2 and a few stamps.
To I'revent I.cak.
Washinoton, April 0. Secretary
Morton, in order to prevent the month
ly grain reports of tho agricultural de
partment getting to speculators In ad
rancc, has made changes in forty-four
it tho state agencies nnd further meas
ures will bo taken to prevent leaks.
Michael Duvltt to Vllt Us.
London, April 0. The Chronicle pub
lishes an interview with Mr. Michael
Davltt prior to his starting on a tour
it the world. Mr. Davltt said that his
plans cmbraco a visit to all the
Australian colonies and a return to
England by way of tho United States.
The Chicago Post says the cattlo men
of tho west aro perfecting a strong or
ganization to fight tho beef combine.
Four blooded jacks belonging to H.
M. Wyrlck, of Green Ridge, wero
burned in a stock car at Parsons, Kan.
Edward Crossley, of England, has
presented to the Lick observatory at
San Jose, Cal., his great a-foot reflect
Ing telescope- with its dome and ap
paratus. Levi IMnker and Mrs. Walters, resid
ing near Galena, Kan., have become
Insane as a result of the murder of tho
three Cox boys near that place Tues
The coroner's jury at Oklahoma -City,
Olc, Investigating the death of Mrs. 11.
C. St John, returned a verdict of first
degree murder against her husband,
who is now in jail.
Unknown persons made an attempt
to wreck a passenger train on the Chi
cago & Northwestern near Hrlllion,
Wis., by piling ties across the track,
but the plot was discovered in time to
prevent any damage.
A dispatch from Chicago states that
a campaign fund of S300.000, raKed by
the democrats of Chicago just prior to
thr- recent city olcctlon. has mysteri
ously disappeared and cannot be ac
counted for. It Is said an investiga
tion will reveal a sensation.
Henry Hammoud, tho abolitionist,
died at Danlelsonvllle, Conn., recently.
Ho was born lujSll. Ho was Instru
mental in formlug tho first autl-slavery
society in Connestlcut, and in 1317 was
associated with Salmon P. Smith of-1
Now York and other in forming1 tna
momorable Huffjlo platform. HH
residence in Porafrst formed a link lu1
tho "underground railway."