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BEAVER, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY, THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1S95.
STnr.nAor. rates to Ijtiropo liavo been
advanced from lusl year's" figure of 810
to nearly double that sum.
Inci.udi.no Secretory Grcsham, ten
members of tho cabinet have tiled In
ofllcc since tho foundn'lon of the
United States government.
"Coi.n" IIaiiviiy and ex-Congressman
Roswcll G. Horr, of Michigan, proposo
to indulge in a financial' dcbs.to, which
will probably last ten days.
Tun nmount of capital invested in
tho electrical business in the United
States, not including telegraphy, has
been estimated at 5150,000,900.
London has had a very successful
exhibition of "Fair Children," pretty
little boys and girls, and it is pro
nounced more interesting than a baby
A Wi:st Virginia farmer who had
had a hard struggle all his life to make
both ends meet struck oil a day or two
ago and leaped into wealth at once.
His good fortune, however, proved too
much for him and he died fiom heart
A Cai.ifoiinia clergyman proposes
to abolish taxation by limiting na
tional, stato and local governments
earn their own living by operating all
lines of transportation, the telegraph
and other forms of business now car
ried on by largo corporations.
Newfoundland has decided to re
duce expenditures $500,000 a year, and
the colonial secretary was recently In
Boston to negotiate a loan to wipe out
tho floating debt. As tho business re
lations of Newfoundland are chiefly
with Now England the money will
probably bo raised.
Tub largest warship in tho world,
tho Terrible, just launched on tho
Clyde, Is SSafcet long and 75 feetacros"
tho beam, will draw 27 feet, and must
make 23 knots an hour on her speed
trial. Tho pcrformanco of this giant
among cruisers will be noted with in
terest by navy men.
It was said at Washington that tho
system of kindergartens recently es
tablished on some of tho Indian reser
vations has proved so successful that
it is soon to be widely extended. The
principal work of tho schools at pres
ent is in the lino of industrial educa
tion. The girls aro being taughtcook
ing and sewing.
Statistics gatnered from tho city
engineers of 300 cities in tho United
States of more than 10.000 population
bhow that more public work will bo
done during tho summer of 1805 than
ever before, tho expenditure for pav
ing, sewerage, water works and
bridges approximating 8200,000,000,
while last year less than one-fourth of
this amount was expended.
The hundredth wedding anniversary;
of Jean S.athmary and his wife was
recently celebrated In the little town
of Zsombulga, Hungary, tho happy
bridegroom being 110 years of ago and
his brido but a year his junior. They
nro peasants, and among tho poorest
in the town, but tho fact of their hav
ing lived to celebrate so unique an oc
currence as the hundredth anniversary
of their marriage has madu them the
most honored citizous of tho place.
Tho little municipality of Zsombulga
has voted them a pension, and so long
as they live they will be taken caic of
by tho village.
Jon.v Wanamakkh. tho ex-postmas-tcr-general,
proposes to build a hotel
in Philadelphia as a stopping place for
unfortunate drunkards who may de
sire to reform, and also as a temporary
homo for any unfortunate sojourner
who may bo without funds, but pos
sessed of a healthy appetite and a desire
to sleep clscwhero than in a warm
bower or a cheerless freight car. Ho
is desirous of spcnd'ng some of his vnst
fortuno in u manner that will aid
homeless and unfortunate people, and
knows of no bettor plan than to give
them a homo and feed them. His plan
will be carried out at once.
Thkp.e hundred cauul boats were,
bald to be rotting in tho Erie canal at
Buffalo, N. Y., ns the result of the low
railroad freight rates on grain to Now
York. The bhipments of grain from
the west were fully up to the uvorago
this season, tho terminal elevators hav
ing already handled 0,500,000 bushels,
yet out of this tho canal had only threo
boat loads, notwithstanding the very
low rates offered by tho boatmen.
The explanation given by the canal
men of the cnormouR decline in busi
ness was that the railroads had agents
In every corner of tho country and
were ablo to cut down tho rates.
The British vice consul at Charleston,
S. C, has made a report to his govern
ment as to tho recent gold discoveries
In that lnrnlltv. Ho said some of tho
nuggets weighed two to five pounds,
and ono contained seven pounds of
solid gold. Ho pointed out that tho
new chlorine process wouli render val
uable hundreds of gold mines lying
idle in North Carolina, South Carolina
and Georgia, and millions of dollars of
the bullion might bo got out of them.
Ho thought it possible with tho intro
duction of this new process that tho
south would become one of tho richest
Rold producing countries in the world.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Qloanod By Tolograph and Mail
I'LItSONAI. AM) POLITICAL.
Two of the richest families In Amer
ica were united on the 6th by the mar
riage of Mr. .lames Abcrcromblo Bur
den, Jr., and Miss Florence Adelo
Sloune, granddaughter of V. II. Van
derbllt, at Lenox, Mass. Tho wedding
presents wcro mostly jewels, estimated
at the value of S700.000.
A sr.Mi-ornctAt. statement was re
eived at Washington on tho Sth from
tho leaders of the most influential ele
ments in Cuba showing that tho war
expenditures wfcro becoming so enor
mous and tho sugar and tobacco in
dustries so unprofitable that they be
lieved a genet-ill uprlsnig' would result
from the hard times caused.
Scui.ftkii It. 11. Panics, of Chicago,
is to make a bronze bust or statue of
tho lato Secretary Walter Q. Grcsham.
The republic proclaimed a short time
ago in Formosa has collapsed and
President Tang has escaped. The
Chinese forces in'North Formosa were
disorganized at tho approach of the
Mlts. Ci.EVKr.AND and her two chil
dren left Washington on tho Sth for
tho president's summer homo at Gray
A CAlit.E messago was received at SU
Louis announcing that Archbishop
Kcnriclc had been retired by tho pope.
The compulsory retirement was tho
icsult of a petition to tho propaganda
at Home setting forth tho mental in
capacity of tho aged ecclesiastic. Co
adjutor John J. Kaln has been ap
pointed in the archbishop's stead.
TiinitK wnb great rejoicing at Key
West, Fla., among the Cubans when a
telezram from Guorrcra was received
stating that Jose Marti was alive.
They celebrated tho event by a meet
ing at the San Carlos theater and tlir.n
paraded tho streets until daylight,
cheering for Marti and took n holiday
on the 3d.
GnoiiUE W. lliiow.v died nt Gales
burg, 111., recently, aged 7'J years. lie
Invented the corn planter in lb;t.
Ministeii Uansom has been allowed
to return from tho City of Mexico to
his home in 2orth Carolina on sixty
days' leave on account of bad health.
It was stated at Washington on tho
4th that it was as good as settled that
Attorney-General Olucy would be
mado secretary of state, in fact, the
portfolio had been offered to him and
that ho had accepted it, and that the
public announcement only awaited tho
selection of his successor as attorney
general. Bishop Rupeiit SEiDENnuscu. of
Minnesota, died of apoplexy at Rich
mond, Va., while visiting there.
Neaii Strassburg, 50 miles south of
Birmingham, Ala., the body of Jim
Powell, a negro, was found hanging to
a tree recently. Powell entered the
residence of John Busscy, a farmer
near there, and assaulted a young
daughter of the farmer. The father,
hearing tho girl's screams, went to her
assistance, but tho negro escaped.
Pursuit was given tho negro by a posso
and he was captured.
The pension case of Judge D. Long,
of Michigan, has been determined by
tho court of appeals at Washington,
the commissioner of pensions coming
out victorious. About a year ugo
the commissioner reduced Long's pen
sion from 375 to S50 per month and the
district court clulmed tho commlbsloner
had no authority to do so, but tho
court of appeals holds that a pension
is not n vested right and that tho com
missioner had a perfect right to review
the acts of his predecessors..
A dispatch from Houston, Tex , on
the 0th said that there seemed to be no
possibility of avoiding the rate war
which has been impending for a montli
past. Tho Katy was accused of giving
secret rates as low as 10 cents from St.
Louis on carloads. The withdrawal
of tlic Santa Fe from the southwestern
association showed the drift of events,
nnd within two weeks a rate w ar would
bo waged vigorously on Texas rates.
DuniNO the present month, owing to
taking stock, no silver dollars will bo
coined at tho United States mints.
FiitE broko out in tho Fifcshlre main
colliery at Edlnburg, Scotland, and
nine men were killed while trying to
quench the flames. In addition several
would-be rescuers of these men were
Anton Hem and Louis Iludinlch have
reached Chicago, after making a tramp
of 11,000 miles from Ituenos Ayrcs.
They were met by 500 fellow-countrymen
in Chicago with a band und ban
ners and marched to tho city hall
They are going to writo a book describ
ing their journoy.
The United States court has ad
journed until October.
The prostrations by heat over tho
country wore exceedingly numerous
on the 3d. In Now lorlc ten people
were carried oil the streets dead and
eleven more were in a pi ccarlous con
dition. At Philadelphia there were
seven deaths and fifty prostrations.
At Chicago eighteen people were over
come by the heat, three of them dying.
Only one prostration was reported at
St, Louis and that not serious. At
Baltimore, Md., there were four fatal
IN San Francisco Mrs. Nellie Hnr
rington was stabbed to death whilo
alone in the flat In which she lets rooms
to boarders. Her murderers robbed
the hoiiLe and escaped.
SdiiE boys playing with matches in o
btablo at Heaver Falls, Pa., o& the 2d
started a lire that did damage to the
amount of sr.0.000.
A hecent dispatch from Denver, Col.,
stated that tho United States authori
ties wero on tho warpath against cat
tle companies and private individuals
guilty of fencing public lands. It was
claimed that hundreds of thousands of
ucrcs of publlo lands in Colorado wcro
shut off from bona fide bottlers by wlro
A PAitTY of seven persons was swept
away while crossing a swollen stream
near Fort Douglass. Wyo., on tho 4th,
jfour of them being drowned.
A TitAsir stopped nt the farm rcsl
Jenco of J. II Slmmonds, 15 miles
south of Guthrie, Ok., nnd demanded
food. Mrs. Simmons, who was alone,
went Into an outdoor milk cellar to
ct tho food, when tho tramp locked
her in and proceeded to rob the house,
finally setting lire to It as ho left.
Neighbors attracted by the fire broku
open tho cavo door and let Mrs. Slm
monds out, A largo posse Marched for
tho tramp, but unsuccessfully.
A si'FCiAi. from Sturgeon Hay, Wis.,
.in tho Gth said that the tug John
Kvcnson was sunk off Foscora by tho
steamer Weston Stephenson. Martin
Itoswell of tho Evcnson's crow was
drowned. The remainder of the crew,
John Expminoith was hanged at
Wayncsburg, Pa., on the 0th for the
minder of Samuel McCoy. The crimo
tasa brutal one, the only motive be
Tiir.ur. wcro sharp earthquake shocks
it Florence, Italy, at 1:25 o'clock on
tho morning of the Otli which aroused
everybody and they rushed to tho
streets. Many people fell on their
knees and prayed, and others weio too
terrified to do anything but rush
about. No serious damage was done.
Thf.iie was a tremendous cloudburst
recently over the Wurtcmburg portion
of tho Black forest district in Ger
many. Many houses wero sw ept away
nnd many persons wcro missing nnd it
was feared that they wcro drowned.
Ten persons wero drowned at Ballin
rcn, seven nt Krommcr nnd ten nt
Two farmers living 13 miles south
cast of Pond Creek, Ok., quarreled over
the settlement of pasturo rent, nnd as
ono by tho name of Snider turned
around to leave the other man. Henry,
emptied a load of buckshot into his
back. Tho murderer wns arrested.
A OuitAxnn, Col., dispatch said that
a majority of the Utes signed tho rati
fication of tho removal bill on tho (5th
nnd will go on tho now reservation.
Those wishing to take land In several
ty will select lands on tho west end of
tho reservation. This throws open for
settlement all of the present reserva
tion in La Plata and Arehuta counties.
An in-ndinry fire at Huron, S. I).,
on the 4th, destroyed six buildings on
Dakota avenue. Tho most serious loss
wns G. Laubo's 812,000 collection of
models of patents, the greatest west of
Cait. Clvvijo, who shot nnd serious
ly wounded CapU-Gen. Prima Rivera
after tho latter had refused hlra tho
linnd of his daughter, was shot on tho
morning of the Sth at Madrid. Tho
captain was tried by court-martial and
sentenced to death on the 4th.
James Heoor, a laborer, went to tho
White river nt Columbus, Ind., recent
ly to drown some kittens. Ho was
wading into the stream, when his legs
cramped and ho fell and was drowned.
The kittens camo uacit uome.
At ltoston on tho 3d Lesley Pierce,
of Philadelphia, won in twenty rounds
from Stanton Abbott, of Englnnd.
The American congress of liberal
religious societies held its opening ses
sion in Sinai temple, Chicago, on tho
Gth. Their object is to foster tho or
ganisation of unsectarian churches
nnd to develop tho church of humanity.
Euokni: Buscii, who recently fasted
forty days, has been pronounced in
bane by the county commissioners nt
South Enid, Ok. Physicians differ,
however, as to whether ho Is really in
sane or delirious from overeating at
tho close of his fast.
It was reported at Londoa on the 4th
that Oscnr Wilde, who was sentenced
to two years' imprisonment at hard
labor recently for immorality, had be
come insnno and was confined in a
The worst flro ever known at Fred
ericksburg, Va., occurred on the 4th.
Tho Kenzo factory and Excelsior mill
and six dwelling houses wero burned.
William Dcshaze, engineer at tho Ex
celsior mill, was burned to death.
The woods about Ormsby, Pa., were
on flro on the 3d and a number of oil
rigs wero destroyed, ns well as millions
of feet of standing lumber. Coon Run,
a small settlement, had been com
pletely wiped out by fire, people hav
ing to flee for their lives. At Kane,
the forest fires had done an immense
amount of damage. Everything be
tween Iron Run and Russell City had
A thanksoivino congress, in con
nection with the dedication und open
ing of tho Memorial building and na
tional headquarters of the Salvation
army at New York, was held there on
tho 4th. There was a large attend
ance, representing every state and ter
ritory of tho union.
A iiecent dispatch from Philadelphia
stated that Arthur A. Zimmerman had
issued a challenge to John S. Johnson,
of Minneapolis, for a bicycle race for
85,000 a side, tho distance to be from )i
to 50 miles, at the option of Johnson.
If accepted tho race will take place at
Asbury park during tuo Dig meet there,
which' begins July 8.
A skveke drought prevailed at Oak
land, Md., on the 4th, and forest fires
were raging in every direction ,and
thousands of acres of valuable timber
wero being destroyed, as well as fenc
ing nnd other property.
In pugilistic and sporting circles it
was regarded as certain that the Cor-
bett-Fitzsimmon fight would take
place In Dallas, Tex. Tho fight will
take place during the state fair, which
begins October 15 and ends October 31.
An immense building, inclosing an
amphitheater with a seating capacity
of 30,000 will probably be erected for
tho occasion outside of the fair
Intelligence was received at Shang
hai on the Sd that the French Catholic
and English and American missionary
property nt Chlng Too, cnpital of the
province of So Chnen, Western China,
was destroyed by rioters. The mis
sionaries wero reported to be safe.
Clikfoud proved at St. Louis thnt ho
was the greatest of all race horses.
In his first out of the year, with tho
crushing burden of 123 pounds on ills
back he won tho 88,000 Club Members
handicap in what was for him the
commonest of canters. He cut the
track record for the distance two full
seconds. Ills time for the mile and
one-quarter was 2:00
Com In the Chickasaw nation is waist
high und doing well.
The A. O. U. W. Grand lodge meets
in Oklahoma City in July.
County script nil over Oklahoma is
gradually iucrcnsilig in price.
Five saloons in Pouca City were bur
glati7cd in one night recently.
Buscii, the man near Honnesscy who
really fasted forty days, Is crazy.
The Choctaw from tills on contem
plates laying a mile of track a day.
It is wild that Ira N. Terrlll was re
cently seen and recognized in Old Mex
ico. The Indians really look upon white
blood in their veijs ns u contamina
tion. The strange thing about tho Sam
Sliaefcr mystery is that it stays mys
terious. A division of the Lcairuo of Amcrl-
enn Wheelmen was oigauied In Guth
The Yi'iiger gang, which opciates
near Alva, has one member known us
Hay fluctuates in Oklahoma. At
Oklahoma City it is 75 cents a bale and
In the strip 30 cents.
An Indian weighing 100 pounds wns
in MI'ico the other day. He is the fat
test Indian that ever lived.
Willie it is said thcto Is no wheat In
Oklahoma tho threshing machine out
fits appear to have plenty to do.
Commissioner Owen of Kay county
is in Chicago negotiating the sale of
835,000 worth of refunding bonds.
S. P. Kemper, who shot Captain
Bond at Enid, has been arrested,
charged with assault with Intent to
The principal bondsman of Mrs. La
Hare of Still water, is her husband,
father of the woman whom Mis. La
The mini found a few days ago ill an
insensible condition south of Perry
has since died and was burled ut tho
expense of tho county.
II. Jenkins of El Reno, is wauled
bad. His lawyers, Hake .t Bhike, an
nounce that he lias been left a fortuno
and that they cannot find him.
Brass knuckles may bo nice orna
ments but u man was lined 8-20 in Okla
homa City the other day for being
foil I'd with them on his person.
A inasi convention has been called
to meet in Oklahoma City Juno 25th,
for the puiposoof organizing a non
partisan teiritoriul fice silver league.
An Oklahoma editor declares that
ho has btudled the Indl.ius for luuuy
ycaib and can slate positively that
they aro more immoral than tho Eng
The famous mound claim in tho
Klekapoo country near Chandler Is the
residence of ubout twenty people who
are all staying to see what the other
fellows are going to do about it.
A Washington dispatch bajs lii.il
suiveyors of the Indian territory are
buffering from biles of tarantulas.
When nn eastern man comes webt he
always wants the people buck cast to
think lie is a hero if nothing more
than a tnrutitnla-hero.
Deputy Ed. Kelly arrested and
lodged in Jail, Sutunlayof last week,
J. G. Chump, postmaster at Zlon,
O. T. Chump is charged with embez
zling postollico funds to the amount of
8425. It appears that ho ordered somu
four hundred and fifty dollars worth
of stamps for a cross-roods' postofliee,
nnd finding ho did not need so many
exchanged alt but about 825 worm oi
them for other goods.
Mack Johnson met his death at John
Witt's farm fifteen miles northeast of
Oklahoma City, Monduy afternoon,
in a somewhat tragic manner. Ho
had undertaken to decpouMr. Witt's
well and wheu he descended ill tho
morning he thought lie detected air
damn. He came out lmmeilliueiy aim
let down some fire. The fire burned
freely, showing that the air was nil
right, but he coucluded to keep out of
the well until afternoon, when he
went to work. He notified the men at
the windlass that lie was all right,
ond had sent up three or four bucke'ts
of dirt, Johnson then put his foot Into
the bucket and notified the men above
to pull him np, without giving any ex.
planntion. Ho got within fifteen feet
of the ton, when he grabbed the wall
und let go his hold on the rope. Ho
managed to remain clinging to the
wall for half nn hour, while the other
men were trying to get hint out, but
ho acted nnd looked ns though he had
lost Ills seuses. Finally he seemed
to collapse, and fell twenty feet tp tho
bottom of the well, und it is thought
that he died instantly.
The Pouca City Courier: The sold
iers reunion nt Ponea City will bo held
in September UiIr year instead of June
as it wus last year. Tho attendance
promises to bo greater this year and
many new attractions will be adf.ed.
The Oklahoma National bauk of
Oulalionm City, went into voluntury
liquidation Saturday and transferred
all its accaunts, deposits ut.d business
to the First National bank of thnt
place. Tho bank fulled iu 16U3, und
was in the liunds of a receiver sevoral
months, flually reopening under a new
Tlio NpunMi MlnUtcr Scont. Dans" from
Culmn Mri"Mtlilr lit 1 1 itmnirj.
Wasiii.noton, Juno 7.V-Mr. Do Lome,
tho Spanish mlnlbtor to the United
States, has called the attention of tho
state department to allegations that
filibustering expeditions against Span
ish authorities in Cuba aro being fitted
out In tho bayous of tho lower Missis
sippi river. Tho communication also
states that armed citizens of
some of the southern states
often paraded with arms, with a
viow to joining some of tlicso
outgoing expeditions, or at least to
pivo encouragement to tho Cuban In
surrectionists. Soino of the state
ments made covered facts of which tho
United States government cannot lake
official notice or wero too meager for
present official action. It Is boliovccl
nt the department that there is llltlo
truth In tho reports which reach
hero from tho south of tho fit
ting out of war-like expedi
tions ngainst Cuba, but should
it be shown that expeditions aro
being orgnuized which come within the
prohibitions of International law and
our treaties with Spain, thero will bo
no delay in bringing the parties con
cerned to justice. It Is learned that
tho Spanish officials are keeping a
close wntch on several supposed ex
peditionary movements, for tho pur
poso of furnishing Information on
which to request action by the United
States government. Ono of the ex
peditions is believed to have started
from Philadelphia. The siibpcctcd
ships, it is said at tho Spanish
legation, nro tho George Child and
tho Bridgeport. Tho Spanish ofilclals
connect the movement of tlicso ships
with suspicious operations at Dauphin
and Cut island, off tho mouth of tho
A PENSION CASE.
Tho CommlMloimr f 1'rntloim t'lin Ilcvlow
llln rri-cli-rriHtirn' Arts.
Washington, Juno 7. Tho pension
case of Judge Charles D. Long, of
Michigan, which has been beforo tho
local courts in ono form or another for
borne time, was finally determined yes
terday by the court of appeals, tho
commissioner of penhions coming out
victorious, though the probabilities aro
that the case will now be taken to tho
supreme court of tho United Stntcs.
About a year ago Commissioner of Pen
sions Lochren cnuscd the pension of
Judge Long to bo reduced from S75 to 850
per month. Subsequently tho caso
camo before Judgo Bradloy, of the dis
trict hiiprcmo court, nnd ho decided in
effect that the commissioner of pen
sions had no authority to reduco tho
pension. The court of nppeals yester
day reversed that decision, holding
that a pension is not a vested right,
except In a very limited sense, as
shown by the net of December 1, 1803;
thnt the courts cannot interfere in
matters of tills Icind, und that the com
missioner of pensions had a perfect
right to roview the acts of his prede
cessors. RESCUED FROM THE SEA.
Seventeen Harvlvor of the Coll ma Wreck
Arrive nt Man Frnnclic-o.
Sak Fiianoisco, June 7. Seventeen
survivors of tho ill-fated steamer Co
llma arrived In port yesterday on tho
San Juan. When she docked hundreds
of friends and relatives of thobo
who went down on tho Col i in a wcro
Ubscmblcd uwalting the landing of
tho pabsengers. Groups of women
with tear-stained faces nnd knots of
anxious men, implored everyono on
board for tidings of tho lost, all hoping
against hopo thnt thero might have
been bomo mlstnko In tho dispatches
and bomo nnnio omitted among tho
saved. Their disappointment was keen,
even in tho face of the inevitable assur
unco that there was no hope. On the
upper deck of tho steamer were a few
hannv people, wnoso pleasure con
trusted sharply with tho grief of tho
bereaved. These were the friends of
tho survivors, who were embraced and
congratulated at their miraculous res
cue. Killed In n Haiti.
UuTiiniR, Ok., Juno 7. A sad sequel
to tho wild rush Into tho Klekapoo
reservation was viewed In this city
Wednesday, when a man named Vol
Chester, from southwestern Kansas,
drove through the city en route to his
old home there, and having in his wag
on a coffin containing the bodies of hie
wlfo and 5-year-old child, who were
both killed in tho rush for claims at
tho recent opening. In tho flrbt wild
dash from tho lino near tho southeast
ern point of tho rcbcrvatipn Valchcs
ter's wagon struck a stone and was
partly overturned, throwing out the
wife nnd little one. ihey wore
trampled to death by a score or more
horses which dashed over them, their
owners being unablo to btop them, to
great was tho pressure in tho rear.
Start!' Corpte Identified.
Havana, Juno". In reply to direct
Inquiries tho acting captoin-goneral
says that thero Is no truth whatever
in tho recent reports that Marti, the
Cuban rebel leader, is still olive. He
savs that tho corpse of Marti has been
identified beyond tho slightest ques
tion. No news concerning Maximo
Goinci bus been received slueo May 20,
tho day of tho fight where Marti was
killed, and Gomez was reported ut
wounded. The acting captain-general
says tnat tuo reports mui. i
allvo are being circulated by Cubans
for the express purpose of kcenlug up
Uiipll Workmen Uetperate.
MotioANriELi), Ky., June 7. T. M.
Dyer, sheriff of this county, went tc
Sturgis to protect the coal company's
property there from destruction by the
workmen. It is said that somo of them
have not received any pay for months,
and the delay has made them desper
ItabbeU While Aileep.
Cues ton, la., June 7. John Miller,
of Aurora, 111., while en route to Crcs
ton wus robbed on the train of about
83.000. He went to sleep after leaving
Ottumwa ond when he uwoke he wui
.1 ... .. .1.-. Xfn.il t.
minus his pockotbook.
The Attorney-General Almost Certain
to Bo Secretary "of Stato.
CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINERS.
riirr Cnmmt Murk Alt Itio ttrcrnt rot
Oltlro i:xAiiitinttlina llcTorci Aitgunt
1, tho lllllco 1'urrn CminUtluc
Only ii f Thlrtj.
Washington, Juno 8. It was stated
to-dny ot tho very best authority that
thoro will Oe no rearrangement of tho
cabinet consequent on filling tho va
cant placo ot hccrolary of stato and.
that the only appointment beside that
of Attorney-General Olney to bo secre
tary of stato would bo the selection of
a successor to tho attorncy-g6neral.
Secretaries Smith nnd Herbert did not
nttend tho cablnot meeting' to-dny.
Mr. Smith was In Georgia and Mr.
Herbert had not returned from Annap
olis. Secretary Morton was jokingly
congrntualatcd upon the fine character
of the weather which evcryboly was
enjoying. Assistant Secretary Uhl ap
peared with the papors of the stato de
partment and It wns generally under
stood that this would bo his last
appearnnco as acting secretary
of state. Attorney-General Olney was
an early arrival and spent about twen
ty minutes In tho president's private
ofiico beforo tho cabinet meeting.
Secretary Lamont, who had been
In New York, wns present nnd it
Is believed that he has a great deal of
cabinet Information In his posses
sion, as it was understood ho had
consulted with tho New York frleuds
of the president while ho was away.
Postmaster-General Wilson hurried
back from tho south In order to bo
present nt tho meeting, as it was quite
possible this would bo tho hist meeting
to bo hold beforo tho president should
go away for tho summer. It is gener
ally understood that if all tho pressing
business can bo disposed of tho presi
dent will leave here early next week.
Tho meeting lasted nearly two
hours. It wns expected that at tho
close the cablnot changes would bo
announced, but It wns stated by
ono of tho officers that thero
was nothing to bay at presont
It is understood that tho de
lay is duo to the fact that
a successor for Attorney-Gcnoral
Olney has not yet been finally fixed
upon. The names of several noted
Inwyors have been under considera
tion, und It is believed that tenders
havo been made which havo been de
clined. :lrll Service Rx miner.
Washington, Juno 8. Thero arc about
2,000 sots of examination papers of all
kinds in tho civil service commission's
ofiico to be marked, while from 5,000
to 0,000 moro nro expected In a few
days, from the examinations held for
clerks all over the country. Tho otllcd
force consists of thirty examiners, but
a number of these huvo to bo iioslgned
to other work from time to time, caus
ing dolnys In finishing the papers. Tho"
full force can mark from 600 to 1,000
papors a week, but the recent post
ollico examinations cannot all bo
marked up boforo August I.
SOUTH KKN KANdA.S CJItOI'H.
Conservative Kutlniute of Wheat Yield
l'lue rropect for Corn.
Wichita, Kan., Juno 8. Conserva
tive estimates of the probablo wheat
crop In southern and western Kansas
are: Cowley county, one-fourth crop;
Sedgwick county, ono-half crop; Sum
ner county, one-fourth crop; Bono
county, not to exceed one-fourth of a
crop. There will bo a good half crop
in Harvey county. In all of tho coun
ties along the main line 'of the Santa
l'o west and in tho counties
south of the main line there
will bo a total failure of wheat.
In the territory visited by
tho rccont heavy rains the wheat U
filling out much hotter than was an
ticipated. There Is a large acreage in
oats, both In southwestern Kansas nnd
Okluhoma, but Its condition is very
poor on account of the drought and
tho Into frosts. The greater portion
of the oats is heading out not over 5 or
0 Indies from the ground. Corn in
southern Kansas Is in splendid condi
tion and the prospects Indicate tho
largest crop for years.
The Cotton Mnrket.
Xkw Yoiiic, JunoS. The Financial
Chronicle estimates the cotton acreage
this year to bo 11.0 per cent, less than
last year. Tho condition of the plant
was less satisfactory at tho close ot the
month than at tho samodato last year.
Tho condition Is not necessarily un
promising, but more depends upon
.future dorelopmcnts than has boon the
case in somo other productive years.
T.lclitluff Interrupt a Wed it luff.
Jackso.Vvii.lk, Flo., June 8. Vhil
William Ii. Dancy and Jiiss Mildred
Clark, society leaders, wero being
united in marriago in St John's Epis
copal church, liirhtninir struck the
steeple nnd shocked the bride, brides
maids and others quite sovercly. After
some time the sorvlco was completed.
Keform I'reauvtrrlnn OMccra.
DliNVJUt, CoL. June 8. Tho synod o
the Reformed l'resbyteriun church oi
America hus elected Bev. J. Milllgau
Wylie. of this cltv, moderator to suc
ceed Bev. S. C. Mol'heters, of Philadel
phia; Bev. a D. Trumbull, of Morning
Sun, In., clerk, and Bov. V, M. Foster,
of New York, assistant clerk.
A Crazy Mhii u it llanillt.
Si'iiiNOFlKLD, Mo., Juno 8. Gcorgf
W. Hurlbut, an insane inau. on hi
way from Virginia to Kansas, delayed
tho Memphis route train at Ash Grove
half an hour last night b; a clumsy at
tempt to hold It up. Ho was captured
uftcr ho had made a vicious fight nnd
is In jail.
The flurmnrket lluuib Thrower.
Tkcucioali'.v, June 8. Fugltlvo
6'chuaubelt, alias Mudsliopf, the man
who thiew tho bomb at tho Chicago
Hayoiurkct riot, wab badly wounded
in u fracas nt l'iurjajo- Ho will die.
r.i:iCL't:u rnim t::i: ska.
Eoientenn Furvlrors of the Cotlms Wreck
Arrive nt bun I'mnrlnro.
San Fiiancisco, Juno 8. Seventeen
survivors of tho ill-fated steamer Co
lima arrived in port yesterday on tho
San Juan. When she docked hundreds
of friends and relatives of those
who went down on tho Cotlma wcro
assembled awaiting tho lnnding of
tho passengers. Groups of women
with, tear-staiped faoea nnd knots of
anxious men, Implore everyone on
board for tidings of the lost, all hoping
against hopo hal" tliero might havo
been somo mistake, in tho dispatches
and somo namo Omitted among tho
saved. Their illnppdlptinent waft keen,
oven in tJio faqeof thoinovltable assur
ance that Micro was no hope. On tho
upper deck of Iho steamer were a few
happy pooplc, whoso ploasuro con
tracted sharplywlth the grief of the
bereaved. VThcso were the friends of
tho. survivors, who were embraced and.
congratulated tittholr miraculous rcs
IOWA FK1CK bll.VKIUTKS.
A Itemilutlon l'nmieil on the Silver Uueitlnn
lijr Iowa Democrat.
Des Moines, la,, June . Tho deino
ocratto freo silver conference, which
was called by ex-Liout, Gov. Besto and
others, mot yesterday in a parlor of
tho Savory hotel, with about 150 In at
tendance. Many of those presont wcro
also membors of Iho nUegcd non-partl-hon
meeting hold tho day before. The
following resolution was adopted:
Itcsolvcd, That wo.ns uomscnts ot the stato
of Iowa, la coaferonco oo nbleJ, do declare
and nntrm Unit Rolit und Hltvar coins are tho
constitution-)! miner of tho country: thit we
nro In fnvor nf tho colnngo of both metals on
terms of ctiu.iltN nnd utlirai that tho f rco ana
unlimited colnngo of sllvar nnd told, at tho
rutlo of Itlto I, without Valtlnt for tho action
of ntllr other nation. Is u cardial! principle of
damocr.ilUi faith, nnd tlvit sush coinage hall
he u leual tend or for all dibti, public and
At N'ow York Now Vor', Si Cincinnati, a
At lloston-HoMon.7. ruutninch, i.
At I'hlladolnhla-St. Lout. . l'hlladcl
Tli'n.B At Washlntrton wnhlnelon, 7; Clcic
At Ilaltlmorc Chli-niro, It: Uilltmore, 10.
At Ilroolslyn Ilrooklyn. 13. Loainvlllo, It.
At Kannos City Kansas Clt7, 17; Indlan-
At St Paul St. Paul. 8, Toledo. 4.
At Minneapolis Minneapolis, SI; Grand
At Milwaukee Detroit, 13, Milwaukee, 12.
At Qulnov Hoekford, 71 Qulncy. fl.
At Lincoln Llnooln. 18 SUJoeph,!i.
At Omaha Dcs Moines, is: Omaha, IS.
At Jnolconvlllo Jacksonville. 12; l'eorla, 8.
Stonit to Death br lice.
IiKsnr.nsoN, Ky.,' Juno 8. While
plowing near here Carter Halman tried
to "settle" a swarm of bees by throw
ing clods ,a,mQUgrthcm when- the In
sects mado an attack, .covering his
'head nnd body and stinging t)ie farmer
no lernoiy iiiui. no iimu in bvu uuuro.
The poison swelled his features be
Gov. Oates, of Alabama, says
Alabama Is for "sound money.''
Tho zinc furnaces nt Pittsburg, Ivan.,
have started up again with now hands
Gov. McKlnicy, of Ohio, will speak
at tho Ottawa, Kan.,' soldiers' reunion
on Juno SO.
The annual session of the Reformed
Presbyterian church of Aknerlea is be
ing held at Denver, Col.
Sevoral houses in Scranton, Pa.,
wcro badly damaged by thevcaving in
of nn abandoned mine uridor them.
Uober.t E, Wood, of Kansas City,
Mo., will bo uppointed to a We Point
cadetshrp by Congressman" Tarsney. ,
' Tho Western Authorsand1 Artists'
iclub. In unnual session at KdnsasHcity,
Mo., elected Mrs. Salllo F,. Toler, of
Wichita, Kan., prcsldeat.
Tho 4-year-old son of Evangelist B.
E. Shawhan, of (Kant as City, Mo., fell
from a third story.window.to tho stone
pavement and was killed. t , ,
Fifty extra armed Indian police have
been -allowed to Agent Beck; of the
Winnebago reservation in Nebraska
for tho purpose of evicting; squatters.
Edward A. Bowers has been appoint
ed assistant comptroller ot (he cur
rency., to fill the vacancy caused by the
death of Col. Charles II. Mansur, of
The Indian Territory Medical so
ciety, in session at South McAlestcr,
elected J". S. Fulton, of Vlnlta, presi
dent, and J. G. Buckcr, of Clarcmore,
These fourth-class postmasters wero
appointed In Missouri on the 0th: At
Grulibtown, Thomas Urnbbs; Nesbit,
W. F. Young; Scotland, William Flynn;
Simpson, J. S, Davis. '
Tho Natlpnal Travelers' Protective
association. In session at San Antonio,
Tex., elected John A. Loo, of M Issouri,
president. Terro Haute, Ind., was se
lected as the next place of meeting.
The special election in Kansas City,
Mo., on the 0th resulted in an over
whelming victory for tho charter
amendments. Dr. J. W. Bqwman. re
publican, was elected to the council
from the Seventh ward.
Bev. Mr. Kelly, a whlte'man from
Ohio, who was preaching t,o the colored
people at Tuskegee, Aa., and teaching
them social equality, was waited upon
by a committee of citizens and warned
to leave tho community.
Bev. John Armstrong, until recently
pastor of tho Independence Avenue M.
K. church in Kansas City, Ma, has
been tried and convicted by his breth
ren of the charges of Immorality and
misappropriation of church funds.
0. W. Miller, of Kansas City, Kan.,
has btvjn appointed superintendent of
the bllnii asylum at Kansas City, vice
Dr. Todd; and C. S. Newlin, of Labetto
countyi recolved tho appointment as
superintendent of tf(e imbecile asyjuui
nt Wluflold, vlco Dr. Pllcber.
Tho grand encampment of the Kan
sas I. O. O. F, closed at Fort Scott on
tho 5,th. Tho Colfax, canton, of Fort
Scott, won first prize iu the oantoa
drill. The Patriarchs Militant eleetod
J. M. Miller, of Topeka, eolon'ol, and
Copt. Brubaker, of Fort Saott, scw