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BEAVER, OKLAHOMA TERMTQltY, THURSDAY, MAY 9, 1895.
The director of tlio United State
mint, Mr. Preston, says that gold wai
never so rabidly produced as at the
JoiimtRvuud manufacturers believe
the ndvauect la shoo leather will be
fully 2, per cent, boforu the snow file
on account of the" shortage In cdrtlo.
Philip 1). ATtMoun predicts that the
next crop pricu of wheat will be 81,
that there is no manipulation In the
market and that shippers all want thir
Tun Cincinnati Price Current gives
the total pork packing In the United
States for twelve months ended March
1 ut 21,010.000 hogs, .for which was t J '
.W.'-V IHju W-rSliw .
Tub Salvation army, in its work all
over the world last year furnished
meals to 2,483,032 poor pcoplo at from
f cent to S cents a meal, and lodgings
at from 2 to 12 cents a night to 1,037,038
people. , i
Advices received at the Venezuelan
legation at Washington stated that a
popular subscription had been opened
at Cnracas for a statue of President
Monroe, which was to commemorate
the Monroe doctrine.
Tin: dTirst. Catholic , church ever
erected in the Cherokee notion, the
Church oi the Holy ChrlBt, was dedi
cated at Vinita recently by tho bishop
of the Indian territory. The Cherokee
Indians are largely Mothodlsts and
In the Vegetarian elub at the Chi
cago University there are thirty mem
ber'?, who pay S3. 30 a xveek for, their
board, und sav thev are the best fed, men
in college. They eat eggs, cheese und
milk, potatoes, toast salads, macaroni,
vegetables, fruits, mits'nnd raisins.
It was announced that the Topolo
b.impo colony in Mexico was u dead
failure. Tho governor of the Mexican
state in -which the colony was located
declared it a dead swindle, and s-nid in
effect that 1,003 American citious had
been robbed anil euslaved by this
Tin: government has purchnsed
twenty acres of land on Missionary
Uidgc, on which is it part of Sherman's
earthworks. Monuments and markers
will bo erected .on the tract acquired.
Eventually it will bo converted into n
park and will bo un important adjunct
to the Chickamuugu aud'Chuttanooga
national military parks.
At the recent Madison Squaip Garden
sale of blooded horses oulv thosojjvlth
llrst-class poJigrees and of'purfect
beauty and style, which would have
sold a few years ago for S1,00 apiece,
went for from S150 to Si00, aTid one
which had brought SOO as a yearling
sold for S1T.V The explanation of this
"slump" in tho price of horses is to be
found in tho e.tcusion of the uso of
electricity us a motive uower, and the
glowing popularity of the bicycle.
Prof II W Wiu-.v, the chemist of
the agricultural department at Wash
ington, is conducting experiments tu
determine the fertility of the typical
boils of the United States. The object
is to determine the fertilizer ueeossdry
to restore tho fertility of any r-pil, and
to save farmers thousuiids annually
spent for fertilizers which do not meet
tho necessities of the soil." Uv the help
of the agricultural stations in vurious
parts of tho country tho typical soils of
the various seetious were being col
lected by persons competent .to judge
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Tin: San Francisco Evening Bulletin
sayb that the 200.000 tous of "syndfeutu
wheat." which has been stored for two
years in tho warehouses of the lato
James G. Kalrut Port Costa, has been
placed on the market. Tito wheat is
of the crop of l02-3-i. It is estimated
to bu worth (jl.SOO.pOO. Negotiations
Intve been made for a shipment of 'a
part of, tfie wheat by rail, to row Or
leans, thence to Liverpool It would
requlreSjAOO cars to mp)'e half pf tho
htored"wncat. To ship till tliu.xw'liuut
'ojTiverpoolftwonld take seventy-fivo
. essels. ' , ffi ' fi
Tin: TtetroTT (l7ch7) Tribune advo
catcSkthesblutlon of Hie present mbnoy
questwtjjithe creutidu.tif unlollar to
hostile solo staudard1coln,o,f thcniftlon,
thedbllarjto bo, composed of 2i)i))f
graiusofJ5tapdnnl silver und 12 0-J0
grains 5f,standaul gqldj fjiseit Jogelher
ttnd struck' into it h(t'ndsome cbhj about
the site of tfjo present hujf jdollar, T)io
coin, It yubuJiL would bu absolutely
stable, jhivalub', for, in qaso of dUpar
Ity nt uny'tUno,'. tho commercial val
ues of .goldjifaud slyqrt wlm was'lqst
by the depreciation of one metal would
be mado'upby 'the. exabtlcorrdSDond
ing appreciation .of the other.
AuciiiiH)ioi- Jiiki.a.M) iq Jiis 'reebnt
iqcturo at lloston pu "American Citi
zenship" sa.id: "Immigration 'must, be
rftalrlctcd ,so as to eqjudo criminals
arffid paupers. Nor should Immigrants
Tn any state, of the union b'a premature
ly uuthorlzed to vote. A duo-respect
for American cltlzeusljlp guards
agulust u reckless extension of the
franchise to jueu coming p us from
other lands. No encouragement must
bo given to social pr jxilitlcal methods
which pe.rjietuato iu this couutry for
eign idearor customs. An IrisliJAmer
icon, p. JurimtuAuierlcau x. I'VoncJi
Americai?voto is an anomaly."
The mystery of 'JaeU the Kipper,"
tho perpetrator of tho Wkltechapel
murders in London, is known. A medi
cal man developed a mania for causing
pain. Evtfry time a murder was com
mitted his wife found her husband
Invariably uway from home. At last
her suspense became unbearable und
she asked the advice of friends. De
tectives were called to assist and tho
cbaiu of evidcuco against tho doctor
became complete. The doctor admit
ted that there were gaps In tho twenty
four hours of which he had no recollec
tion. The irresponsible murderer was
committed to an Insane asyiuin.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Qloanod By Toleffraph and Id till
I'EKSOXAI. AND 1'OUTItiAL.
It was reported on the 20th that tho
llrltish had occupied Corlnto and that
the Nlcaraguuns would not pay the In
demnity demanded until compelled to
do so, in order to avoid being forced to
Tub interior department is takinir
steps to have' th'o'numerbus abandoned
military reservations! Mattered over
tho country opened for settlement.
Edward Crafts, of Austin, 111., has
bceu appointed thq, appraiser and was
to begin work at quce. It was" hoped
U tho reservations could be opened bo
f foro tho summeAvfVs oVc' There wore
sonib sowutv-flitJf ttlemT
1 The uuuual convention of tho Amer
ican section of the Theosophlcal so
ciety ut Itpston voted to withdraw from
tho international society and to estab
lish "The Independence" as tho Theo
sophical Society 6f America, with V.
O. Judge, of' Now York, a president
Tin; London Times on the 30th said
that there was evidence of a serious
crisis in the relations between Japan
and Hussln concerning the treaty of
pcoco between China and "Japan Tin!
Japanese ministry had adopted a reso
lute uttitudu ugniust Hussiuu dictation
und even contemplated a detlauce of
It was reported on the 1st that tho
guarantee of the payment by Nic
aragua of tho indemnity' required by
Great lirltuln would bo made In tho
amplest manner possible, and the llrlt
ish troops would leave Corinto, so that
there appeared to bo uo' further obstacle-
between tho two countries as to
u final adjustment of their ditllculty.
At the banquet nt Detroit, Mich , on
on the 2d to eelobratc tho completion
of tho new chamber of commerce in
that city Comptroller of the Currency
Eckels made the principal speeclt of
tho evening in response to the toast
"Currency,'' speaking in favor of tho
gold btandurd and against tho free coin
age of silver, declaring tin- silveritos'
propaganda was silver llatism pure and
simple. lie advocated tho education
of tho people in sound monetary prin
borniKiiN, politicians. at Washington"
stated that Secretary Smith's bold
.stand for sound money which he made
at Macon, (5a., leceutlv, lias opened
the ball In Die south, opd thai, with ex
hpet.ko- Crisp and his hackers 'on the
one side, and Secretary Smith and the
administration supporters on the other,
tho light would now be prosecuted
with relentless vior for the control oi
the democracy ot Georgia.
Tin: movement iu opposition to thf
sound money con vention to be held In
Mcinphib, Tenn., May 23 assumed deti
nlto bhapa in that city on tho 2d The
Central Hlmotallio league of Tennessee
was organized. A silver convention,
to bo composed of delegates from the
bouth and west was called to moot a
Memphis Juno 11 und 12, and cxtcnslvo
plans were outlined for the propaga
tion of the doctrine of free coinugc oi I
sliver at tho ratio of 5(5 to 1.
A MovpfMUXT was on foot among the
prohibitionists of tho East to support
lion. John C Woolloy, of Minnesota,
as the presidential cundidate of tho
prohibition party iu tho campaign of
18.011. It was unnpunced that Mr,
Woolloy hud the support of Miss
Prances E. Wlllard and other leaders
of tho W. C T. U.. who would strongly
support his nomination.
Tub town of Lonmor, iuj the north
western portion jf Union pounty. Ia.j
was destroyed uy'fircTho loss was
estimated at 805,000; insurance not over
Aiiditioss to tho ranks of thestiikers
at Olneyville, II. U, on tlio 1st broilght
the number nowi out up to over -1,000,
thu opcatlves of tno Taft A. Weedcn
mill and 2.",0 opeiatives from the Hlvei
side mill having struck. The primary
caut.0 of tho general strike is given out
as the fiiiluro of the manufacturers to
restore the reduction iu wages madoj
over a year ago.
Tub 000 coal miner? .employed by tho
cojnpanles composing tin,- Laurel Coal
association, at London, Ky , went out
on a strike on the 1st and will prob
ably remain out nil summer. They
struck for thopuyof lnstyeur 70 cents
per ton, Tho operators offered ouly 55
Tub Autorito of I'oris on tho 1st ,said
that seventceu soldiers had died in tho
military hospitul at Vitro from eating
American tinned meat. It was added,
that thlrty.four others wero lilt suffer
ing from tho effects of having partukou
of the meat.
Two hundred employes of tho
Athena, GaM cotton mills struck on tho
20th on account of u 10 per cent, cut in
wages und an order to pay half cash
and tho bulanca iu tickets.
G: A. U. HAl.t at Elyrla, O., was nl
most demolished on the 20th by a ter
rific gasoxplosion. A gas jot was iu
some way opened without being lit the
previous night und tilled tlio place
with gas und when thu janitor struck
a match iu tho hall a heavy explosion
followed. Uo was terribly burned und
was in u serious condition,
A sit.ciai, from Greenville, Ala., said
that thu sixth negro was lynched in
Hutldr county for tho murder of yQUny
Watts Murphy. Sheriff liurgalne?
found his body banging to a tree iu the
neighborhood where the other five men
had been lynched. The loijt victim was
believed to huve been tho man who
struck tho blow that killed Murphy.
At Marquette, Mich , eight men were
seriously injured in thu recent riot at
the ore docks.
William Ulueu started from Hull
ton, (nd., to thu Montpeller oil field
wjth 730 quarts of nitro-glyccrlno, .In v
wagju. When 2 miles from liufftor
tho wagon wheels jstruckthu rootf p
treo and upset. ;Au explosion" followed
which madaT a hole 00 feet acrossjt ur
top uud fifteen feet deep. Four orfive
largo oak trees were blown down and
carried a distance of 500 feet. Ulmct
and his horses wero bjtvn to atoms.
Mucn excitement was Caused at
Guthrio, O., on tho Sdby tho arrival of
deputy marshals With tho dead bodies
of George Nowcotnb,., alias Hitter
Creek, alios SladghWKid. and CharloyJ
Vicrcc, alias Pyuamlto. Dick, J.wo of
tho most notorious outlaws in the tor-'-rltory.
Thoy were killed Ui lawnbo
county nt the house of the, Dunn
brothers, who were1 protecting thoiu,
by Deputy Marshal fJam Sclmlicr at
tho bead of six other deputies.
At Stillwater, Ok., Mrs. Zoe Larh",
wife of Adum Larh, GnoCf the, Wealth
iest farmers in Poyno counly, shot und
killed her step-daughter in a quarrel.
A Disi-ATCii from Uuntiu'gtbn, W.
Va., on tho 2d said thutt'11 th'u knincrs
on tho Norfolk &. Western railway were
out, except 1,200, tvhb wero in tho
Northwesto-n ,compopy's .mines. A
desperate offorV wjiy bclugV made.to
havo them join the strike and It war
thought If thoy did not como out there '
would l trouble Strong guards wero
stationed nt all the bridges, coal tip
ples, etc, and two companies of militia
were hold In readfness to go to the
scene of tho trouble .. t
Ax'brder recently' Issued by the post
oillco department at Wushingtoti in
structs postmasters to exaidlno closely
all printed matter which looks like tho
work of a typo writer, and unless it la
easy to detcrmtno whether it came
from a printing press or a typewriter,
to1 charge i cents postage on every;
piece. Typewritten matter goes ut let
ter rates, while circulars printed on a
press take tho' 1 cent rate.
Tun inquest on tho body of lilancho
Lamont, nt-,San Frnncisco, occupied
less than three" hours "8n tho 1st, but
the ovidenco developed wait considered
-souvinclng und the ju"ryre'turned a
verdict charging Thoodoro. Durrunt
with tho murder.
Tin: night express on tho Chicago &,
Alton (railroad, northbound, wus at
tacked near Cnrllnville, 111., by three
masked men who climbed over tho ten
der and ordered Engineer- Urank
Holmes to stop tho train and immedi
utely began firing. Holmes was killed
at tho tlrst Are. Tho ussalluntx, after
bhootinar tho engineer, jumped olt the
train uud escaped. It was not .known'
whether robbery was Intended or liot.
Engineer Holmes in tho morning, when
going soilth at Carllnvllle, compelled
bOmo tramps to get off the train and it
was thought some of these men .wore
At Louisville,-! Ky,
. . m-i.
followed Dixon llrowu, bou of 'Gov.
lErmvn. und Mrs. Gordon to a house on
the 80th, und, finding tbepi in u private
room together, fired ut Hrownf Inlltot-
tug a wound trout witicit lie. a'.cuiu u
few minutes' 'Just b6fo're his life
ended, Ilrown ilrcd one shot," which
wounded .Gordon, possibly fatally.
Gordon then turned his weapon on his
wife und shot her through the abdo
men, killing her Instantly, llrowu
had only recently been divorced froin
A siHANOini entered tho IOwa Trubt
uud Savings bank, at 'Dubuque, la., on
tho 20th, and walklugjipW the counter
behind whiiih tho funds' for tho day's
use wero piled, struck the window
with a small hammer, with the evident
Intention of selling tho money and
escaplug before the employes should to
envftr from thnlr surnrisc - Teller
iMauricc,Itrowu, as the window brolter
seized u revolver uud tired at tho man,
tho ball taklug effect in the head.
Tho robber was seriously wounded
uud witb arrested.
Tin; govornmeut immigration bureau
reports that during the last ten mouths
tho number of Italian immigrants ar
riving in this country wus 10,825 less
titan during tho same period last yoarc
Tiniui: earthquukes wero felt recent
ly; at Chlotohos, near Constantinople.
Sioux Cnv, In., May 5. One of tho
itost destructive udd terrific cyclonas
nhleh ever visited" uorthwest Iowa
(ai-bed through Siouxcounty yesterday
afternoon between 3 und four o'clock.
Many people were killed, tlio number
being estluiatoi -as Jtfyrh ob lifty-twp.
Tho storm ori'glunted near this city
taking it uortheastetly course and fiom
here to l'erkiiib, a dislnuce of fifteen
miles, not a building wab left sUludiug
n its pittlt. The most unioriun.tio
thing of all was that its course was
3H tho section lines of the school bouse
did so fur two ieuchets with from one
to four tmnlls tit each school are known
to havo been killed. Four school'
liotiscs where school was in session
iveie eutirely wiped from the face
ot tho earth, uud pupils carried
ft out u quarter to a half mile, where
ihey were found, somedeadandothur
badly mangled At tho school house
I tvheru ( joorge Marsden wus ttjaijbjug
not u vibiuge oi me untitling remains
ud Mr. Marsdeu was found some dls-,
tanco uway in a field dead, together"
with two pupils. Twolittlo girls, be
longing to the biime school were -found
locked In each otheis uims in a wire
fence, corered with mud. Two boys
each hud both legs broken. Atjeuft
forty farm houses are entirely demol
islteti. The fields ate strewn with tlio
debris of the storm and it cannot 'be'
told us seen. It js impossible to give
the exact numbur of.dead'and Wound
ed. GirrintiK, 0. Ti, May 5. 6edrg'o Newr1
comb, ullus "Hitter Creek," ulias
Slaughter Kid," and Charles l'lerce.
the deud outlaws, were positively iden
tified as two of the Hock Island train
rfbTber3 und Pierce jis a member of tho
gang that robbed beveral Santa l'e
trains, jarnue Shaffer, the 'man-whu
led" the posso which killed theontluws,
caino jiutorom Texas uftvrUte ( IJpvr
robbery und asked to bo h6fn in Us a
deputy. He then organized his posse
uud went bandit hunting.
Kansas Citt, May 3 At noon yes
terday u ton of earth caved In on two
workmen layjntf a foiindfitlpij ....op
Grand avenue, killing one and slightly
injuring tho othtjr. Lewis Hocho.s,tcr,
a htoneiuabou, GO years old was butted
beneath a pile of dirt and was dead
lrhcn takeu out half an hour later.
Henry Sams, colored, wasonly slightly
4 AN. EXPLOSION.
Threo Powder Mills at Acton, Mass.,
CIVE PERSONS ARE KILLED.
A rroncti I'jiwuliroUcr 1'onnil In lit n l'lar
' 'ut .Marjmtlllv, CilU llnuiiil, (lnKPil
uud IH-ikI t'olaonod tir mi
Sorr'n Acton, Mass., May t. This
morning tvo.,-of tho powder mills of
thu American I'owderCo hero blow up.
Flro caused by the explosion spread to
the third mill and in a few moments it
also blow v up. The woods in tho
vicinity "wore set, ott fire and
burned fiercoly, threaten in? tho big
store house of tho company, containing
30.0(H) pounds of powder nnd prevent
ing the saving of property. Fifty -men
were employed In tlio mills and when
tho uolso of tho tlrst explosion was
heard those sln, tho Corning uillH;nbout
forty in number,rushed from tho build
ing and escaped before the 11 nines
spread to tho mill, but tlvo men in tho
other mills were killed. They loft
3tnr!nroug ltolilier act Nothing.
Mahysvillj:, Oil., May 4.aJoseph II
I'ierro, an uged Freiichmah?who con
ducted it pawnshop, was found dead In
his. pluco yesterday morning, bound,
gagged und covered with blood. It is
surmised that tho murderers, whoso
object was robbery secreted them
selves in his house the night beforo
while l'lcrro was known to be attend
ing a Salvation nrmy meeting. Stewart
Green, an electrician, was nrrested and
confessed that ajiarbor named Miller
'committed the'crlme, butgot nothing.
l'nlstiuetl liy un 1:11 elope Flap.
iCl.ijViy,AJjn, aMay 4.11. Foach-
heiinerj of Chicago, died atTU'o Ilollon-
don last nightjjjof blood-poisoning,
caused- by euttluir huftonjzue last
Saturday wlthitlie llap ofton.unvolope.
vlnjt InVir u Jlupli nt ICnri,il City ltmulH
Ka'nSak CiivIo,, May l.vwVt 11:20
o'clock this morning, while laving u
Eleventh street, thu bank caved In,
burying Louis J Vochatzcr, it m.tson
and DavopWittarm an Jilil eploi eiTl la-
.(borer, who wore'vvprklng on the wall.
Vochatzcr wusjlown iu thetrench and
was covered with tons "oi earth. AVlt
tain could have&cscapcdMiad he fie en
.quicker. Hcwutj throiviiylnto a sitting
position, ills' hands pisinned "besido
him, and hiv head covered with earth
to tho depth of a fojt. His nm Wed
ejies told his rescuers his whereabouts
'and his head wits soon uncovered so ho
could breatha V llru alarm had been
tur'icd injjaud eoutpanles 2, 3 and 3
responded in two or three minutes.
Armed with shovels the firemen
dug down to the place whero Vochatzcr
was last seen, while others released
Wittani. Vochatzer had been dead
half uri hour before Ills' body wits
reachod.4 Tho earth was1 heavy with
r'ainVand from his position ltis'likoly
ho had been crushed luto insensibility
Mississn'ri v.i.i.i:v woiikn.
ililriHtti ly Suvnrul Notoil l'nriioiia An
Audllitry ot the Natlonul Council.
, St. Loris, May 4. To-day'h session
of the Mississippi Valley Congress of
Women was ffiven up almost ontlroly
to the delivery of' 'addresses and gen
eral discussion. . ,
Mrs. Mary F. i'itts, colored, interest
ed in tlio work of tho W, C. T. U.
nmong her sisters lu'Si. Louis, spoko
briully of the great good done by tho
Wouiun's, Christian Temperance; inion,
wlticli had thrown down the dividing
linos of caste and gsithered black and
white Into u great sisterhood.
"Echoes From , State Legislatures,"
by Miss Merta Mitchell, tho woman
lawyer, of Su Louis, wus a roviow of
the measures passed upon by tho dif
fctcntbtato bodies in tho interest of
women. Many of theso bodies, she
said, had refused tp glvo to womon tho
right to vote.but she pV'edii-ted.thattho
time would come wjien woman woujd
havo tho same right tb go to tho polls
and cast her ballo as num.
Iu thu uftoriio6it theinbht- important
work of tho congress was transacted.
It consisted pf tho organization of tho
Mississippi Valley Council of Women,
auxlliury to the national eounctl
Till: KKNTUCKY NKNATIMtbllir
Guv, llrowu liny Jt(-tr from the lt.lce It)
CuiMCUi'iit of UU liccont Allllctloun.
Luxi.S(iTO.v,Kyjj May 4r--,Tho traglo
death of Ar'c'hlo D. Ilrowii the' oldest
son of Gov. John Young Hrown, at
Ijoujsville!' 'Tuesday, Will no doibt
cuuso tho governor to retire from tho
raco for United StfiteS senator. Gov.
Hrown has had more than his share of
domestic troubles during tho past
year. It has not been,lon? since ho
lost u beautiful and ' accomplished
daughter, and less than u weak ago
hh ionjJjAv(f.i; secured ijt divorce.
Every effort was made to keep
tho dtvorcaj proceedings j coret In
brder'to bparo' tho' governor' the humil
iation of it public saudal, but the. facts
leaked out. Now comes this last rind
crushing blow, tho doath o hit oldest
cifild, to whom ho wasfondly. uUfliod.
AnU the muilner utn'l place n which ho
mot his death renders the blow all tho
;poro 'sfcfe'-o,. 'i'hq closo 'frJoilds of
Gov Ilrown believe that, banding un
der, the wei-fliVpf -Jbo teredo, U(jUpn
tliat lias come upon him, he will quiet
ly retire from a contest wHlclf promtse
to bj puo of tho -bitterest race 3 for
United "States senator over'bb'nductad
.. Kanna City, l'Jijr.lclaii Honorcil.
Chicago, May 4. Iu tho national
railway surgeons' convention Dr. J. F.
Hughes, of Chicago, was elected presi
dent; Dr IL E. Welsh, of Grand Hap
ids, Mich., secrotary, and Dr. E. H.
Lewis, of Kansas City, treasurer. Tho
next convention of the association will
be held in Cincinnati.
foundation wall on the south-side bf
Uiq oxcliy.itlbujffor EfcSliukcr,s now
btillding1)n ifxaiid avijfiuoS south of
Thry Mint llti Itcitnml or the HonilK
llofiKn In 1'njr TnTM.
Toi'KKA, Knn., May 4. A, recent de
cision of the' Kansas supreme court,
which held that ull property should" bo
assessed upon an equal, basis and nt its
truo valuo, raises a very interesting
question in tills stnto Just now. For
many years railroad property has been
assessed nt a much higher rutc thnn
other clusscs of property. In fact, it
would bo safe to say that tho entire
personal property of the stato is not
assessed more than 10 por cont. of its
actual value Under the practice of
tho local authorities iu tho outttios,
who keep down tholr local valuations
to escape stnto taxes, nud at tho samo
time Insist upon a heavy railroad ns
esstnent, the valuntlon of railroad
property has beon steadily tucroascd,
and tho vnluatlon of all other
property has beon btcndlly re
duced. Tlio levies have also been in
creased, thereby compelling railroad
properly to pay more than Its just pro
portion of taxes. The history of tho
railways in Kansas 'has buoV ono'of
constant improvement in roadbo'dj
'equipment ami service, and constant
reduction 01 freight and passcugci
rates. Freight rates havo been''' ro-
iduced over SO nor cent. In tho nast ton
pears and passenger rabis havo been
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iuuuuuu .t por cuiu. inc suuu umiru
of assessors Is now making n tour of
the stato In order to prepare its assess
ment for tlio present year. Iu vlow of
the decision rofcrrod to, and tho de
termination of tho railroads to pay
taxes at the samo rate as that fixed for
other corporations, tho board's report
Is hclmr awaited with unusual interest.
aiAY oi'i'Kit moiu: mom:v.
Chlumo WUh'to 1'ity Iiicrritnoil Indemnity
Imtoml of Ocllnjt Territory.
London. May 4. A dispatch to tho
rimes from Shanghai says that tlio em
peror has sent another urgent com
mand to Viceroy Li Hung Chang to go
to l'okin In order to consult with tho
emperor In regard , to tho ratification
of the treaty of pofico arrived at 'hc
tweon Chinannd Japan, l'rlnco Kung,
president pf tho Chinese council of
ministers .and hand of tho foreign of
flee, who bus been sick for soma time,
has also urged tipon him tho necessity
pf his presence at l'okin, it being ini-
mated that unless ho goes tlio labor of
the Chinese peaco commission will !.
It Is considered certain at Shanghai
that the Qhlucso ministers and princes
will petition that a vastly increased In
demnity be paid to Japan in lieu of it
cession of tho Mauchuriun territory.
The officials of tho maritime province
of Fo-Klen, In which the island of
Formosa is tltuated, have sent a memo
rial to tho throhe protesting ugnlnst
tho cession of thu island. Thpv offer
to contribute the purehaso money,
Gen. Sung has declared to the emperor
his intention to fight to tho death
sooner than surrender Munchurlan ter
ritory to the Jupanese. ,
Propose! Convention of tho Lender In
Nkw Voiik, May 1. A movement has
bceu set on foot to hold a convention
of Irish-Americans In one of tho larger
cities at ari early ditto, 'A number of
gentlemen who ha'vo been prominent
in tho Irish causa und whoaro of vari
ous schools, pf political thought havo
como to tho conclusion that thu time
has como for Irish-Americans to inau
gurate a now an.il bolder policy in the
interest of Irish iudopcudence. Tho
agitation known as tlio I'arnoll,
or parliamentary movement, as
far us Irish nationality Is con
corned is dead. Tho homo
rule question has beon ruled out of
practical llrltish politics by the llrltish
peoplo. Tho now movement deter
mines to keep tho fiug of Irish inde
pendence still fiylug and will devote It
self to forcing the Irish question upon
tho nttentlon of tlio world In such u
manner us will inevitably compel a set
tlement mora satisfactory' to Ireland
tiiuu heretofore offered by uny llrltish
The Hoilal Science federation Will Coil,
truct Its Territorial Limits.
Lkavi:.woiitii, Kun,, May To
day's session of tho Social Science fed
eration was devoted to tlio adoption of
a now constitution. After much dis
cugsionrft was decided to corifiua tlio
membership of the organization tq thu
state of Kansas. Tho nuine Kunsns
Stato Social Science federation was
The new cOn-ititutlo'n provides nlso
for tho extension of tho work into dis
tricts In tho statu whore- there uro no
clubs. . Its, organizers. Jiopo to extend
tho work until therp Is a club, in caqh
town and village Iu the state. Thf old
organization has boon u power in tho
social life of tho territory it embraced.
A New Kanaji TelejilKiiio't'lrcult.
- H.U.l.VA, Knn., May 4. Arrangement
havo been completed and rontructs let
for putting up thrcolincslof telephone,
centering jn this, cjty nnd extending to
llrookvillo' on tho west, Lindsborg qu
tho bouth and Gypsum City on the
southeast. T'iu Lindsborg lino, will
probably bo extended to Mcl'herbon In
tho near future. It (s thu intention of
tho compauy q connect with Topcka
and Kansas City within uycar.
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A I.aUe pteunior ToUilly Ilurni'.l.
Toht CaliiOV.nk. OnU May 4. Tho
Irpu and grain currying Htemuer N. E.
Fairbanks, with p0, 100 busholsof corn,
from Chicago wont ashoro 0 miles pf
hero und soon caught fire Thallames
quickly swept,. all over thu vessel nnd
it wus tpUllyostrpyed Tho ctew
The Kantttn l'e;dtentlury lMucea.
Toi'KKA, Kan,, May 4. J.- a O.
Morse, of Sumnoreounty.'conflrms tho
report that Gov. Morrill had tendered
to hltn tho position of tdoputy warden
of tho poultentary- He was an appll
cant for tho position pf warden,. nt
Hruco Lynch had Biich. A pull for tic
place that ho quit."
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Two littlo brothers nmned Swceden
played with a loaded pistol neat
Wynnewood, I. T., with tho usual re
sult to tho j"oungeat boy, aged L
A Kny county girl walks five miles
to attend school In Kausaa.
Thoro are grass houses standing In
fair condition in tho Caddo country.
Tho first church wedding In the his
tory of Alva ooourrod one day last
It Is clilnicd thnt work on tho Oklo-
liotna Coutrnl.rntlrfaad will begin with
in the next month.
Slnco United States Marshal Nix has
been In oillco four of his deputies havo
been shot to dentil.
Kay oouuty rojolces over tho fat
that there Is not a single mortgaged
farm in tho county,
The bakers of Enid havo raised flio
price of bread because, tho? say, beef
and oil ore bo high.
The general association of the. Con
gregational church of Oklahoma mot
at Guthrio, April 2$.
A big crowd of Oklahoma tcachcts
will attend tho meeting of tho Nation
al association in uenver, in Juiy
If the spirit of the cattlemen gets
any higher Wagoner may have to rci
trench himself In old Fort Supply.
This dry weather is said to be just
tho thing for cotton. Anyhow it is a
wonderful aid to tho prieo of Vfheat
Ardlnoro is, rebuilding. Already
work on a court house and several
business blocks has been commenced
Secretuiy of thu Intel lor Holio
Smith will visit Oltluhoinn und Iudlan
Territory pnj official business, next
The Cubans have pi oven themselves
to bo not in it alongside the Chbotuw
politicians when It comes to -Licking
up a row.
jEdmond, wlllvoto .Monday on tho
question of bonding the city lu the
sum of 812,000 to put iu a system of
Superintendent Oxiey of Woodward
county succeeded in leplovylng his of
fice from his predecessor who lefusod
to give it up?"
The residence of Y. Segal of Norman
with the contents burned on thu night
of April 20. Tho jcoutunts were in
sured for 8100.
The urand Ar.my reunion just closed
nt Feiry was a great event. There
were many Confederate veterans In
tho street parade.
For the life of them the people of
Oklahoma can't see why' Lo'ugfoUow
kicked on Dome of the day's being dark
and droary. Wichita Eaglo.
An old Creelr Indian ' cSupl?' have
beeu mnrrled eighty yoais according
tojhe Oklahoman, uud their oldest
living son Is 7.1 years of ago.,
A young man of Enid, isln love.wdtji
Anna Hoover in jail forpoumurfoitlng,
and ho says that If the authorities will
permit it hi! Will make her Ills wife.
There Is said to be a re-action in tlio
Oklahoma towns ugnlnst bending "in
dividuals to Washington to1 represent
towns duiing tho next session 'of
Mr. and Mrs. It. L.. Jlnnes riatned
their baby Winnie after Winnie Davls
"Daughter 0f tho Confederacy." Tho
older Winnjo wtotc and acknowledged
the compliment. ' .,
The Times-Jouraal of Oklahoma Jity
eay6 that every policeman appointed
by h" tnayor i" tnnt c'ty '-s P demo
crat, That is, piimu facie evidence
that tni mayor is a 'democrat, Wichi
ta (Kan.J Eaglo.
Collector Michael of HrowiMviile,
Texas. Inst week received 'Instructions
from Washington that cattle muy bo
admitted at this port froiii 'Mexico for
grazing and' linmodlala shipment on
and ufter May 1. ".
Up at Wichita they diavaon exhlbi-
Hon in tho store windows, a halftwit
tcd negro, named McGgwau. Ho sjiowj.
a brand. Ill and is covered with scant
Ho claims to have been with llill
Dalton and other desperadoes for a
number of yean. .
The Arkansas City (Kan;) Democrat
relates that .5,000 quail which bad been1
tiapped in thu Chlckasaw.notion tind-
tvcic enroute to St. Louis, wore taken
from tho tralu by ofiloers a.t; Chicka
saw und ot at liberty,. Thore Is a
man in Wichita, Kansas, who has 4
agents all oyer Oklahoma trapping
quails and If an example could bo
made of him It would save us
thousand birds ' " '
The peoplo of Hlackburn farty miles
west of Perry, are oxolted ovf?yio'eon'
tion by this Indian ngent' of 82,000
worth of lumber. Tho -cUlzins bf
Dlackburn raised St,0(X) tat build it
bridge across, thtf Arkunsaa river so
as to gut tho Indian trade from the,
03ago country. Tho Indian tj-ader ut
the nguncy inado complaint Ui U. U.
Freeman the.ocnt "at Pawhuslw, wlj,o
gave orders that ull the lumber "bo con
fiscated uod tlio pai tie's worltlng'oit
the bridge bo arrestbd,
Intcnsdt excitement was caused at
Guthrie, last Monday 'by tho arrest of
WII Tliorue, president of an invest
ment company, ond 0, C. Seeley u
prominent mail on tue charge
of thu murder of Fionit Let
gets, o 'young Englisliuian, whoso
body v. as found In the river last Scpr
te(nbcr find the cavisqpf yhose deoth
na re naincu afc jyysicTy ""3 P
English governmcat'sem a datectlvo
horof'a fow veeks ago. Ledgers was
known to have sovcral thousand dol
lars on his person when ho disappeared.
A WAR ECHO..
Every Honorable Votoran
sorvos His Ponslon.
And tho bono Limb I Not the Only
Season for a Government Re
From Journal, LewlstoQ, Mo. J
Bamuul It Jordan has just given tho J.mr
rwl on ncooutit Of his Ufa, which 'In view of
his extremely hard lj)t for tho-past low
years will bo road with Interest.
'I oni 48 years old and linvo always llod
in Mow Portland Jtoulfatod lu tho army in
lBC2ns a private In "Company, A, 23th Mo.
Volunteers. My army "experience 'Injured
mykoilUi t,asoaiuxt.iutj althadi;hl worked
at blocksraithlng soal part of tho .tlmo,
when 'AUddoaly, !4f oral,yrjarBC-'drfb;''I was
prostrated with what nblu. payslclftfist pro
nounced Locimobr Ataxlx At first I could
got around soaiowhat Vet tSib"disoa33 pro-
igros9edqulto rapidly uutil I had hardly uny
icoitngin my tegs anu uui tuey ion, into
sticks of wood und I grav so mlifch worso
that I could not mo vu for tUrco yeirs with
out help, aa my neighbors aad friends could
testify. I employed several physicians in
oiy vicinity, aud olsowhsro, (tiid ihey all
told mo that medicines would not ho.p mo,
Uiat thoy could do nothing tcj effect' a euro
and that la Umq I should bocouio entirely
holploss. I bocnuio disoouruffcd. I was a
great caro to my wlfa aad friends. Shortly
after I mot uu old army ojmrodo; Mr, All
Purlin, a resident of Malison, Halno, and
ho incldontally moutlonod how ho hod tried
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills fpra savoro oasoof
rhoumatlsm nnd a splhul ' and malarial
trouble, that ho hid suffered with conse
quent of hU army Ufa. uad had been great
ly bcaoUtod by" thoiruso. Dy his oartiost
rocotamonoation I was thduoodlto' try Uic
pills. After takinir tlioaiinr a tima I besran
to foci prickly sensations in ray logs aad a
return ot strongth so 1 could .movo "thorn a
littlo. After a fow wealisj began ,to,foel n
marked luiprover.iaut In my coridltlq-.i. I
soon was cnauiou v vain. orounu a unto
with tho help of crutijhcs.. After taking
for soma tlmd.I can now'wallt1 'wltbout
crutches, my general hoalt! is much Im
proved and I hilvo rcanltiod my old-tluicd
vigor. I a in walk about ,und noy Ufa
oncomoro, for" which 1 fool very thankful,
and this happy rcsilit is due to tho USo or
Dr. WIlllaitiB' Pink, PlUs."
Dr. Wllliulus' Pink Plfis'fof Palooonlo
aro not a patent modlqlno in thosonsn, Unit
namo Imrilles Tliey wero first comnouuded
u3aprcfcrptlqu,and unod'ds such In gen
eral practice by an eminent physician. Bo
great -os thclrefllcaoythttt.it was deemed ,
wlso to pluoo them within file reach of all.
Thoy aro now niiinnfaotufdll by tho Dr.
N. Y , and uro sold lu boxes (never in looso
form by tho darcu or hundred, nnd tho pub
lic uro cautioned against numerous imita
tions sold lu this shiipo) atfiO rcntsabox, or
six bocos for' SifiO, and may. Iw hadof nil
druggists or direct hvr.ialllTroBi Drv Wil
llpias' Modicino Compauy , . i,
QUEEN VIO'S SUBilEOTS.
Puc t)E MoiiNY, pmbably tho fore
most amaWur photographer bf 'thbtlay
In France, is reported to liavo paid
something like 330,000 for hi.s camera
Loud Qoseiiukv purchased recently a
magnificent nocklaco which is said to
havo onco fqnncil par pf tliq French
crown Jewels', dnd 'which cost, Ihe prq
mlcr oomotliing lilro 20,000.
The colncldcaccH of light and shade
in this world were, novor more 'start
lingly shovn than In the coso of tho
carl of Arundel; heir to Iho dukedom
of Norfolk, the oldest, proudest and
richest peerage in England, who. is
deaf, dumb, blind and an imbecile.
LAiir FinrnnniCK 'Cavendish has
taken tho flulil'as. ai lostarer ngnlust
Welsh disestablishment. She was in
fav6rof Irish disestablishment und Is n
homo ruler; but thinks that tho'caw of
Wales Is in no way analogous t(0 that
RELIGION AND REFORM.
Tun total number 'of Christians in
Japan is about 100.000. 1 "
Jfo Sinoay now.spapQma'rc pqblislv'd
In Japan, though there are over 703
printed in tlio vernacular." "
O.fK of ' thcvmost'' popular religious
boola In Japau l.s'Pllgrims' ProgrcEs,"
Illustrated by Japanese artists,
J. F. InwiN.'of O.swegoN. Y., has an
Interleaved Bible wlilclv cost him 510,
000. It Is in ,t,ltyr imperial iolio vol
TiuntK aro from , 15,000 to, 29,000
Italians In Newark', N' J., 'among whbtn
tho Jlaptistsof that city are -organizing
Tun Metropolitan tabernacle, Lou
don, with a membership of over 5,030, Is
the best-attended places ofWorship in
.MUCTUM. INPARVO. '
f iPcack is proyferi-rFenelon?1 '
, Paj y 1 thu.outcoaiej of jln.rsHuddha.
TniuisoiuiY J thtj.urt.,of ljving.
'0nrn:nmcan3 light' arid )eace; order
is power. Auilelw WW1: :"
-TO'vCUJiiJli ttteept hllbi,rcqulrcsi slow
pace at first, Shakespeare, t
Studv nature In tho countenaneo of-
God. Charles Klugsloy. ' a
, Mcsiolso proiheoy of whot'lifo Is'to
bc-Mrs. L- JdgWltL -.
Tim press Is the foti,9f,rhetorlobut
tho friend 6reasbu; Colton. ' ' "
Nr.owonNCE fe-thorustiof ihofetml,
that corrodes through all her best re
solves. Feltbaiu. .
We third lverfqwppUs sensible,
escepx thosq who aro of ouroplnlon-1100110"-'
Tmsissirto'reflnenient which brings us
newjpleasuresei'poses us to uow.palas,
Tuk banks ql (thu D;njodjgtatea dur
ing thq year ,130 lloat over ii3,boq,O03
by tlief L ' ' . -
It Is sa'd that.ik PfPP1'13 ' a
pan rxibbers ari convictotl on a majority
vote of tho x50InrrraSity.i,, -
At tho Don Marcho '(cheap market),
Paris, la3t year, U03 persons' wero ar
rested for kleptomania.' "
A WQJtAJf 'orrosteiir In 'FoaSd du Jac
for masquerading- ki .men's clothes had
u curling Irpniinjher'plstei ixicketf -,
. The statistics of, Rusvla show that In
the last ten years afc least, throe Jhoij
sand persons, occu3c4'of petty thefts,
have been knoutod to death. The oaur
has ftbollshed punishment hy tho knouU