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Thk RothRchlhl banking family ni-8
Enid to control 31,f00,000,ooo.
TllK Are loss In the United Stntei
for seven months of lfe05 was $75,f82,
COO, against STT.OiO.'.'OO In lt-'Jl and SOS,
,101,300 In 1S93.
In n mound near San Juan, Met,
there has just been unearthed the skel
eton of n giant man, who evidently be
longed to a prehistoric race. The
length of the skeleton Is l'i feet 7
' At Dr. A. 11. Simpson's Christian Al
liance meeting on the 11th, at Old
Orchard, Me., 805,000 vsrc plc-'cd for
-' missionary work. This was the largest
f .collection ever tahon.instho world In a,
J Mngle.dny, forunlftshinrerpnrwsc ,
' A I.kaihno electrician hays that elec
tric locomotives will be cheaper and
Rwlfter than steam locomotives, nnd
that If tracks arc even and straight
nnd roadbeds good, a speed of 300 miles
nn hour is within the range of possi
bility. Tun Chicago Inter Ocean says that It
is easy to trace the general demand in
u dozen and more states "for better
roads" directly to the riders of the hi
, cycle. It is one of the reforms that
the new innovation is 'going to bring
It is shown by o-n .analysis of census
figures that, more than half the men In
twenty-eight of the forty-nino states
and territories are engaged in agricul
ture. There are in the United States
11,(500,000 men -engaged in agriculture
to fl,:.20,00 in other forms of business.
A Nr.w York -paper prints an article
retting forth the claim of Mrs, John
Angell, of House's Foiht, in that state,
to have been married to the late Jay
Gould when he-was only 17 years old.
If this claim is -established it will up
tet the disposition of the vast estate
and render null and void all the deeds
and titles heretofore made by Gould.
Tiir. total value of the clay products
of the "United "States fori S01, excluding
pottery, -was over $03,000,000. The
only -comparison that can bo made is
with the census of 1M0, which placed
tiro value at 507,000,000. Fifty-three
percent, of 'this value was in briek,
7vhlchnumbcrcd 0.152,000,000. There
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jWi-ra enougn ui uicm lu ihiiku i wh-iu
over iineot wide all nround the globe.
lOsxaf the leading ofllclals of the
WcsfernTJnlon Telegraph Co. claimed
that It had secured an invention which
would -send from New York to Chicago,
in -quadruples over one wire, 350 words
a Tnimitc.and have the copy at -each
end produced upon 11 printed page.
The new method may make the cost of
telegraphingfco cheap to the company
that it may encourage the enla-rgetl
use of ithciwires by a radical reduction
of -rates. The time is at hand perhaps
when the -post otliee will find itself un
uble to .com pete with the telegraph.
Accoitrirso to statistics received at
the Indian bureau, 30,000 Indiana ure
now ongasfed in fanning, stock rais
ing anil -other civilized pursuits. Dur
ing the year they raised over -1,373,-O00
bushels of corn and other grain
and vegetables in proportion. They
own over 2G0,000 head of cattle and
l,-i64,000 sheep. About 22,000 Indians
voted at the last election. It is esti
mated that 30,000 out of the total In
.lian population of 217,000 are church
members. Out' Of the 247,000, 1KI,OOU
are self-supporting1, and 35,000 pay
ASATfT'uAXCiBColocal paper recently
fald thata number of eastern capital
ists were at work on a scheme to re
claim the Colorado desert by turning
the waters of tho Colorado river over
the vast territory. The cnmpauv also
hah 11 grant of 1,500,000 acres in Mexico
' that it will irrigate. As outlined, the
''?plan 'comprehends tho development of
., tho greatest irrigating cystem in the
... western hemisphere. Work will be be
gun soon and water will be running in
the trenches before the end of tho next
year. The company expects to have
300,000 farmer, on Its land within a
, ' fevy years. "
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"' . -Tyi: trunk lines, It Is said, are quiet
ly preparing to oppose the efforts' on
t x fooUto obtain an extension of tho time
' within which till freight cars nre to bo
equipped with air brakes and auto-
matte couplers. According to law
thuse improvements must be mado by
'-January 1, 1MJS." on all lines in the
United States. There are at present
J, 250,000 freight cars of all kinds in
seryiee in the United States and 33,000
"locomotives. Tho introduction of tho
" reqtilred appliances will cost the rail
road companies of this country about
852,500,000 within the next two years
nutl u half.
r OffjcMIS of the Pennsylvania rail
ro.ul are arranging to equip all tho cars
use'don the Chicago limited, between
New York and Chicago, with a Clay
inonri telephone Instead of push buttons
on every berth and every seat on that
fain. The Clayraond invention
promises to revolutionize the transmis
sion of speech over a wire. These tele
phones nre In extensive use in Europe.
,' nnd they csm bo so cheaply constructed
nnd so easily operated that the l'oun
svlvanhi proposes putting oue Into
every slgnul tower along the entire ex
tent of its lines between Philadelphia
1 .. a,, and .Chicago. y
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A . TiKciMT dibnatch from 'Spokane,
ashTs'ald'that tie Burlington rail-
roau was exienuiiiB-'"-' ""
route running nearly midway between
tie Northern Pacific and the Union
Pacific railways, through" a, wild and
unsettled country, was being explored
and surveyed by tho llurllngton engi
neers with nil possible haste. It has
been karned that they propose to lo
cate a lino up tho valley, working east
toward the. Wyoming line, probably
crossing in northern Fremont couCty
opposite the national park, unlets a
better route through the Rockies could
be fcecured In southern Montana.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Gloanod By Tolograph and Hall
rKIlSONAI. AM I'OI.ITICAI-
Tiir now llrltlsh house of commons
opened on the 12th nnd Speaker Oully
was re-elected without opposition.
Tho house then adjourned until th
Owixa to the recent death of hl
wife, Iter. T. De Witt Talmage did not
prcuoh Sunday, 4ho 11th, tho first time
he has failed to do so in many yars,
so there was no bcrmonsent out by tho
Sk.vatoii I'efkku has written n. letter
to J, D. Ilolden, of Kniporla, Kan., in
which h comes out'Mrongly in favor
of cu.-rency bascd.IU'jn land values
alone. He has discarded silvcnand the
sub-treusury plan nnd wrote that he
believed tho chl,ef trouble with tho
country was Interest and its twin evil
Tun executive committee of the Na
tional Republican league met at Chi
cago on the Hth nnd discussed plann
for the fall campaign. Much dissatis
faction with Chicago as league head
quarters was expressed, but the mat
ter was leftover until the regular Oc
tobcr session. The meeting was pre
sided over by 5en. McAlpln, of Xew
York, the newly-elected league presi
I.u.vrtivo democrats In favor of the
free coinage of Bilver met at Washing
ton on the 14th to exchange vieivs on
tho best policy to be pursued to attain
their ends. Representatives from
twenty-two states wercprcsent.inolud
ing fourteen delegates fiom Missouri.
The committee on resolutions was ap
pointed but had not reported. The
address -will bo brief and declare un
equivocally in favor of free coinage at
tlie ratio of Id to 1.
At Asbury I'ark, N. J., on the l'th,
James J. Corbett. tho pugilist, was
married to Miss Jessie Taylor, of
'Omaha, Neb. Tho bride was known by
the name of Vera Stanwood and was
na.ned as co-respondent in the rooent
divorce case of Mrs. Corbett agaiust
1 .A MSTTKK has been received at the
etato departmental Washington 'from
Ambassador Eustls to the effect that
'the French government still refused
to allow him to see John U Waller or
;to give him a copy of the evidence
"upon which Waller was convicted.
Cim;r Moouk, of tho weather birrciro
at Washington, has issued instructions
calling for reports on the conditions
and qualification of all subordinate
"employes, nnd stating that in order to
improve the present standard -of itho
kervlec rigid inspection as to morals a
well as tho ofllelal character -of -em
ployes Is imperative.
Tin: queen's speech was read to "the
lords and commons on the 15tti by the
lord chancellor. It was very brief and
-said that no international complica
tions threatened tho peace of Europe;
that representations had been made tc
the Chinese government concerning
the recent massacre of missionaries in
that country and tho perpetrator!
would be punished; that the atrocities
committed in Armenia had bcenviewed
with horror and certain reforms had
been suggested to the sultan and were
Tim Maryland republican state con
vention assembled at Cambridge ontthe
15th and nominated Lloyd Lowndes
,for governor, Harry 31. Clabaaigh for
uttornej'-general and L. Z. V. Dennis
for comptroller. Tho platform has
twelve planks, the two principal ones
favoring a protective tariff and op
posing any legislation to createa dif
ferent standard than that of tho gold
dollar. The other planks were .on
'ITwhstv persons were poisoned at a
'dance ut Horsoford park, near Crown
1'olnt, I lid., by drinking water fronn u
pnll in which arsenic or strychnine had
been placed. Four will probably die.
Of the 340 negroes confined in the
government quarantine camp at Eagle
Vuss, Tex., on the 13th 120 were a f
ilictcd with small-pox. The deaths
averaged about four dally.
Ai.KXANnEK Hawkins, cattle dealer,
was urrestcd on the 13th at Perry, Ok
for receiving stolen cattle. A hundred
animals have been stolen from the
Otoe, l'onca and the Osage country the
past year, and Hawkins was chnrircd
with leooiving them. He claimed that
ho did mat know that the cattle were
A riJtu -started In the folding paper
box factory of llrown fc llailey, at 412
l-Vanklin street, Philadelphia, on tho
12th and threutcned to destroy the
w hole block at ono time. The, llames
originated in tho basement, presuma
bly from -spontaneous combustion.
About 103 girl employes on the upper
iloors rushed to tho fire escape, but
wero driven back by the llames. They
were finally rescued, however. Por
tions of the walls fell down and several
firemen were hurt. At least twenty
five families, had to remove their
effects and the majority of them have
been made homeless. Loss, about
Tiie five outlaws and horse thieves
Charles Wilson, Koy Dcfenbaugh, Joo
lteck, Charlie Moore and Coy Shcehnn
who escaped from tho Stlllwatert
Olc, jail recently, wero tracked by a
posse of Oklahoma deputy sheriffs and
captured. All wcie taken to Fort
Smith to answer to grave churges.
Tiir annual session of tho All Prot
estant convention commenced at Cin
cinnati on the 12th.
TiutEK tramps attompted to rob
three stonecutters in a box car be
tween Erie, Pa., and Ashtabula, O ,
and a desperate fight ensued. One oi
tho tramps was seriously hurt.
Tjik brldgo over Paint creek, neai
Ilalnbrldge, O., gave way on the Uth
and let ten loaded freight cars and
the engine Into the creek. Three train
men were killed. '
Samuel Vinson- and his son Charier
were taken out of the county jail at El
lensburg, Wash., on the 14th by a mot
and hanged to a tree. The two men
became iuvolved in a saloon row and
murdered Michael Kohlophand Joseph
Tub printers at Washington were re
ported as being dissatisfied with tho
results of the classified service 11 ex
tended to the government printing of
fice nnil tho typographical union of
that city will make nn attempt to get
the civil service commission to change
its methods to ngrco with tho Ideas of
the compositors or doauay with tho
At tho national silver democratic
conference at Washington the commit
tee on resolutions made their report,
which was adopted, on tho 15th. It was
divided Into two sections an address
and n plan of organization. The address
aid that tho democratic party should
demand free coinage at 10 to 1 Inde
pendently of any other nation and
should declare Its opposition to the
Issue of Interestibcaring bonds in time
of pence.' '
A'iiexzink tank exploded nt the Peer
less foundry at rindley,rO., on tho 15th
and In an instant the building wns
wrapped in flames. Two men, William
Adams and William llemls, were prob
ablyffatally burned. Ten oil; stills
jaug.ht next and one after the other
rplpded. Ne.xt two tanks of crude
containing 12,000 gallons took fire,
(ending up red columns of fl.ime 200
feet Into tho air. A lnii.nnioth tank of
JO.OOO barrels was fired Into with o
cannon, letting the oil run out.
Osk person was killed and a scare of
others injured in a rear evd collision
atCuuiden, N. J., on tho 15th. An ac
commodation train crashed into an ex
cursion train carrying a.lot of colored
bunday -school children, and tlie latter
train caught (Ire and a young colored
boy was burned to denth.
UjmKlt authority of Federal Judge
Show alter, of Chicago. (!en. John Jlc
Is'ulta, receiver of the Distilling fc Cat
tle .Feeding Co., sold the property of
that corporation to the reorganisation
committee for 80,800,000.
.At Morirantown. W. Va., the boiler
of.a threshing engine exploded, killing
three men nnd Injuring four -others.
One man was literally torn to pieces.
Tiiiikk men were killed and ten
-others badly wounded by the boiler of
ti threshing muchine exploding wear
lO.ikland, I. T. Two horses K0 yards
away were also struck by flying-scraps
of iron and killed. The machinery
was old and unfit for use and tho
-calamity was hardly unexpected.
UMiKit'.tho name of Ida Gilchrist,
Mrs. Johnson, who is as black. as coal
and lived in a shunty nt Clcvelaud, O.,
sndvcrtlsed In a matrimonial -paper for
a husband, saying that she was pos
sessed of a fortune. She i-eceived pro
posals of marriage from all parts of
the country and she told them that
she could not get bold of her money
and asked for n loan. It was said that
she received money from many of her
distant admirers. Her husband was
nlso Implicated in tho swindle. They
wore nrrestod on the ehargc of .fraudu
lently using tho mails.
Tub Russian police raided a restau
rant in Odessa rccenUy and captured
seventy nihilists. Thousands of nihil
ist documents and. a hand -press were
seized. The keeper of tho restaurant
Immediately committed suicide.
It was given out in the colored
churches on the 11th at "Winston, N. C.
that an attempt was to bo 'mado to
Jynch Arthur Tuttle, a negro on trial
for tlie munler o l'olicemnn -vicKcrH
in May. and 150 negroes -organized and
marched to tlie jait They were noti
fied that they were violating the law.
Many of the mob refused to go uway.
Sheriff McArthur then ordered out the
Forsyth riflemen. The mob began
'firing on the officers and tho irlfiemen
fired several volleys In return, causing
the negroes to disperse. I-'ourteen of
the rioters were arrested and Cput In
Al.liEltT FiRiicit nnd Oscar Dawson,
two men who it was alleged had been
irobbing post ofiiccs around Hunting
ton, W. Va., were captured by officers
.iiftcr a lengthy chase. Thelrnlepreda
'tlons were said to amount to thousands
Ex-Coxsui. Wai.i.kii, who is confined
.ti a French prison, has written a let
.er expressing grutltudo for the Inter
est American citizens are taking in his
The miners employed by the Saw
11M Run Co.il Co. at llanksvllle. Pa.,
struck recently. They demanded the
tbolitlon of the company store system.
About 500 men were out.
DuitiNO the gamo between Indiamip
lft and the home team at Tcrro
Haute, Ind., on the 11th, the bleachers
ook exception to several close decisions
it Umpire Sheridan. After the game
-he frenzied men rushed on to the
iround to do Sheridan violence, but
tho Indlannpolis players stood by him.
As a result three of their players
Mot7-, Hogan and Fisher wero injured,
though not seriously.
Justice O'IIiiikn, in tho New York
supreme court, denied tho application
for an injunction to restrain tho sale
of the seventeen distilleries of the
whisky trust nnd tho sale will be held
(Skouoe Ur.ABS, of Pittsburgh, Pa.,
discovered a negro burglar nt work In
Ills house and ho opened fire on the
thief and then a desperate battle fol
lowed In which nearly all the parlor
furniture was broken. Assistance ar
rived and tho thief jumped through a
window, just ns Mr. Glass fired at him
again, aud fell into tho back yard
Jonx Hicks' (house was burned nt
Rig Stone Gap, Va., and four of his
children perished while his wife and
one child wero badly burned. The
fire caught from a stove and burned
icry rapidly, while the family were
A roNVlCT at the prison nt Jefferson
vllle, Iud., to avoid doing his task In
one of tho departments of the Institu
tion, cut off four fingers of his right
A couiiiKu reported that everybody
wns killed at Jackson's Hole. Wyo., by
the redskins and the excitement was
Intense in the towos In the vicinity.
Every home nnd cabin of the settlers
had been burned and it was thought
the Indians would continue their work
all down tho Teton river valley in
Five men went out to row in a boat
on Highland lake, New York, when it
capsized anu three were drowned.
SAW THEM ENTER
Prosootitlon in tho Dnrrtiut Gaso
Load Out Strong.
MISSING LINK IX TESTIMONY fOUXD.
Mr. I.rnk Suit Ilur ant Hint lllnnrlin Ij-
luontf- Kilter tlin CliiirtliCiiltrr
(IrM Hln l'nprra Nnlilriiistu
U h Slur.lerrr Xoti-H.
San Francisco, Cnl., Aug. 17. The
Btrong card of the prosecution In tho
Durrnnt case has nt last been sprung.
Mrs. Lenk, a member of Emanuel Bap
tist church who resides opposite the
Emanuel church and who was acquaint
ed with both Durrant nnd Miss Ln
mont, has voluntarily given the police
a most important piece 01 eviutnee
against Durrant. She relates that
about 4:10 p. m., April 3, while sented
at her window, she distinctly saw Miss
Lamont and Theodore Durrant enter
the church. Mentally commenting on
the girl's Imprudence, she awaited the
exit of the pair. Althoug she watched
for over nn hour neither Miss Lamont
or Durrnnt 16ft the church. April 3
was 'the last sday upon which Blanche
X.amont was seen alive. Earlier In tho
nfternoon her schoolmates hna yeen
her on a car with Durrant. Hnlf nn
hour later Martin Qulnlnn, nt nttorney.
met the. pair In the nelphborhood of
Emanuel church. About G o'clock Geo.
King, the church organist, saw Durrnnt
come down from the belfry flushed and
disheaveled. IJlanche Lamont was
never seen ngnln alive and Mrs. Leak
furnishes the link between the testi
mony of Qulnlan and King,
Mrs. L.eaK s sianuing is excellent nnu
her testimony Is considered unimpeach
able. Her natural reticence made her
unwilling to testify In the case, but she
flnaly concluded that It was her duty
to the authorities, requesting secrecy
until the trial. The prisoner w.is some
what disturbed today over theTiiubllca
tlon of Mrs. Leak's narrative and show
ed signs of Uneasiness for the first time
since his arrest.
No Jurors were accepted today and
court adjourned till Monday.'
xom.i:.uAX is a muhii:iu:ic
He U Clmreetl with Kllllinr III W Ifo H-li-liltliiiHtii
Bourses, France, Aug. 17 The In
dictment court has committed the Mar
quis de Nay ve for trial at the Cher As
sizes on the charge of murdering the
Illegitimate son or his wire.
The case Is a remarkable one. The
Marquis, who is 4G jears old, has been
Imprisoned since the middle of July,
1894, His arrest at Gueton, as he was
returning from a trip through Switzer
land to his chateau at Presles. caused
a tremendous sensation throughout the
district. The marquis was one of the
leadlnR personalities In the department
and was reputed to be a man of great
benevolence.although It -was known that
In his younger days he had sown .more
than a fair share of wild oats.
The marnuls was accused of having
thrown the son of Mb wife, bom "beroro
their marrlnRB, Jntq tho Xiav of Naples
from the dins alonjr the Sorwmto road,
after having stunned him with a heavy
instrument. It was also said that the
youth had been stabbed before being
thrown from the cliffs Into the bay, but
this was afterward denied. The accu
sation which caused the marqul's arrest
emanated from bis own -wife.
Friends of the marquis added that the
boy had not been murdered, but was
of a despondent disposition, and had
committed suicide by Jumping from a
cliff during the tour through Itnly on
which the marquis bad taken him In
the hope of dispelling bis gloominess.
They alleged that bis wife hRd concoct
ed the murder story to rid herself of
the marquis po that she might marry
a priest, who had llvedwlth tho Navyea
ever since their marriage, ond had been
the boy's tutor If nothls father.
The fact that Madame de "Nnvye
about this time Introduced a suit for
divorce aganlst the prisoner lent some
color to this theory, and In the absence
of anything but hearsay evidence and
Madame de Navye's dennnciatlon It
was thought at one time that the
prosecution would be abandoned.
ch.vi;k iicis m l-.it'hns.
Mull Clerk Wnrxtril In III Contllct with
San Francisco, Cab, Aug. 1" Sam
Flint, general superintendent .of the
railway mall service of the Pacific coast
has turned the tables on F. E. Colver,
a clerk In the Eos Angeles railway mall
service, who accused Ii1m of stuffing
the. malls for the purpose of swelling
the profits of the Southern Pacific com
pany. Colver has beenisuspended from
duty and It Is believed that this Is only
preliminary to his dismissal. The
order was Issued by the ffnerrfl up"r
lntendent of the railway mall service
at Washington. No reason was given
for the suspenBlon, but it Is bellev-ed
that he will be charged with Insubor
dination In making accusations against
Flint to the newspapers, thus violat
ing one of the most stringent rules of
the department. Postoflice Inspector
Irwin and Monroe, who have been In
vestigating Colver's charges, have com
pleted their leport and It has been for
warded to Washington. It Is believed
In postal circles thnt the report prac
tically exonerates Flint from the charge
of mall stuffing.
Aitauisi ir wn.ir, ris-rous.
I'h 11 Doctor l)ai:ree ultli l'ro!.illy I'atil
Portland, Ore., Aug. 17 At noon to
day the report of teveral shots In rapid
succession were heard to Issue from
the office of Dr, JU 11. Holmes, in the
Dekum building, Third and Washing
ton, streets. The tenants of the build
ing rushed In and found the prostrate
bodies of Dr. Holmes and Dr. Robert
1C Ausplund. each of whom.wus hold
ing a smoking pistol In his hand. There
were no other persons In the room.
Ausplund had a ho)e In his body, one In
his head, another In his breast, another
In his right wrist. Holmes waa wound
ed in two places, cie ball entering an
arm and the other the body Just below
the left nipple. Ausplupd Was taken
to the hospital and Holmes to his rest
dence, Ausplund'a wounds will un
doubtedly result fatally, while the phy
slclans think Holmes will recover. It
is not known what was the cause of
the Bhooting but It Is thought It Is due
to criticisms by Holmes of Ausplund's
method of treating a patient In tho
Portland hospital, nnd that Ausplund
called at Holmes' ofllce to make him
irnrranU for Spring Vallry Men.
Princeton. III., Aug. 7-Warrantf
haVe been taken out here for thirty
eight Spring Valley men who are
Charged with participating in the as
saults on the colored colony of Spring
Valley. Sheriff Clark with ten men
has gone to arrest the men.
Who rii a Illume for It?
Xew York. AuJ. 17 -The, inquest in
the case of the twenty-six men who lost
their llveB In the collapsed building,
was opened today. Three men are un
der $5,000 ball, each charged with the
responsibility, and the coroner U de
termined that the Investigation shall
riooil of Iohl Lrnxlnir Country Inrrrae
Wnshlncton. D. C. Aug. 17. More
gohPwas taken from the treasury to
day. The syndicate put Into thb treas
ury $1,S1S,000 of gold as nn offset to the
wlti Irawals of yesterday nnd tod ly,
which amounted In round numbers tc
J2.60O.0O0. The drain for the two day?
was n little too rapid. This deposit ol
the svndlcate makes It a little more de
liberate but still levies the net 16;s on
the two days' transaction considerably
over $1,000,000. There Is n lack of cvl
dence ns to that Uneasiness attributed
to Secretary Carlisle and tbo president
The danger Is apparent enough, but thr
anxiety Is not. The treasury olllclali
nre apparently quite complacent, nnd
the secretary Is still on his vacation on
the lakes. Lest the gold combine mlgh!
have some apprehension, tho assuranc
Is given through unoinclal, but recog
nlzed sources, thnt there Is nothing t(
be concerned aliout, that n bond lssu
will be made ir the gold reserve getf
pressed too hard.
That settles It. Of course, the peopli
may proceed with thfclr toll In perfeol
contentment. The treasury may be re
lied on for a bond Issue to cure nil the
Ills that arise. This Is the consoling ns.
nurance given while the niesldent li
catching mummy chugs and Carlisle if
making a government Inspection to se
If the great lakes re still where thej
ought to be.
It is regarded as merely n question ol
time when the gold reserve will bf
ftgaln depleted. It Is Impossible to tel'
how sudden or prolonged the drain wll'
be. Even the treasury people have nc
means of determining this. Though
they might shrewdly guess that It will
be fast enough to serve the ends of the
The syndicate will probably prolong
the agony awhile, as before stated In
Clcvelnnfl and Carlisle nre sllll hope
ful of effecting a further contraction ol
the currency by securing during tho
coming resslon of congress the repeal
of the law requiring the reissue of
treasury notes as fast as redeemed.
They think that n pretty vigorous rat
tling or the "endless chain ' hehlnci the
scene will frighten congress Into the re
peal or thlB law.
If they succeed In this, with Mr.
Reed's assistance the treasury notes
will be speedily retired and the cur
rency be to that extent contracted
The suggestion will be made to the
president thnt there Is another law,
repeal of which he had better recom
mend If he wants to lessen the fncllltlea
for the shipment of gold from the coun
try. It Is that which Is a part of the re
sumption act of Jan. 14, 1875, which pro
vides that the government must red-em
Its notes In coin "nt New York." This
law was so amended by the act of
March 3, 1S&7, so as to make San Fran
cisco nnother point of shipment.
Thp result of the law Is to make the
government pay transportation on gold
from Interior points to the most con
venient point for shipment by export
ers. This costs the governmsnt many
thousand dollars a month and paves
that much to the exporters. The cost
per million to New York from Chicago
Is J1.000: from St. Louis, J2.300; from
Denver. 3,000. This the government
pays. If the exporters had to go to
these points for Ms gold when the sup
ply In New York Is not sufficient It
"would discourage exportation.
Gold exports were suspended on Feb.
2, Uf-5, pending the negotiations with
the Belmont-Morgan syndicate. The
contract with the syndicate was signed
Feb. S, 1M5. So much of the contract na
the syndicate was required to perform
was" ended on June 2fi. 1S95. when the
full amount of gold called for was dc
poslted (n the treasury.
All thnt now remains of tho contract
Is this provision:
Should the secretary of the treasury
desire to offer or sell any bonds of the
United States on or before Oct.m 1, 1S13,
he shall first offer the same to the par
ties of the second part (the syndicate);
but thereafter he shall be free from
every such obligation to the parties 01
'the st-cond part.
The secretary of the treasury It
bound to offer the new bonds to the
syndicate, but the syndicate Is not
bound to take them.
No gold was exported from the Unit
ed Stntfl from Feb, i 1895, until July
13, when a firm of bullion dealers ship
ped J253,000. During the week endlns
Julv 20, 1, 530,273 were shipped by sev
eral parties. During the week ending
July 27. only $130,000 were shipped.
On July 30 the syndicate gave the
treasury J2.000.000 gold In exchange for
greenbackf. more thnn making good the
Withdrawals for export up to that date.
Thm on Aug. 3, JlOO-went out. Dur
ing the week ending Aug. 10, $2,016,100
gold was exported. So far this week
$2,550,000 have been withdrawn from the
treasury for export. The total gold ex
ports since the syndicate closed thlr
contract with the treasury are $8,147,
f.73. Not quite all this gold was with
drawn from the treasury, nnd the syn
dicate has Klven to the treasury during
this time $2,346,000.
A part of the contract between the
fyndlcate and the treasury signed Feb.
S, 18&3, was:
The parties of the second part
as far as lies In their power,
will exert all financial Influence nnd
will make all legitimate efforts to pro
tect the treasury of the United States
against the withdrawals of gold, pend
ing the1 complete performance or this
More than $4,000,000 gold has already
been withdrawn from the treasury over
the amount put back by the syndicate
since Julv 1
But the syndicate claims to have re
stored publlf confidence, so that It
mnkes no d.fference how much gold
coMmrrin; not yi:t oiiosknt
illcr Heinocrnt Unit Until All Ntatci May
Washington, Aug. 17 The executive
committee appointed by the Democrat
Is ?llver conference to effect a perma
nent organization, met at the Metro
politan hotel today and decided npt to
attempt to complete the national com
mittee for the present. Postponement
was rendered necessary by the fact that
the committee had received names of
proper men for the national organiza
tion from only the stales represented
at the conference. They consider It de
sirable that the best advantage possi
ble be had In the Felectlon of the com
mittee, and after distributing the work
among members of the executive com
mittee, adjourned sublet to a call of
the chairman. The. meeting for the
announcement of 'the national commit
tee will probably be .held In some west
ern city, probably at St. Louis. Per
manentAieadquarters will be establish
ed and sentiment seems to be In favor
of a western, city also, but some favor
Cclcbratcil by tlia Ueruiau ut the Scene ol
Berlin! Aug. 17 The anniversary of
the- battle of Mars-La-Tour, near Metz.
was celebrated today by a regimental
muster whleh was attended by the vet
erans vho were present at that engage
ment. Ten thousand veterans assem
bled, patriotic speeches were made and
mass wae celebrated In the open air.
DO BETTER 'APART
Woatorn Roads Affroo Bottor Af
tor5 Mooting ia Adjoprnod.
EASTERN LINES ARE VERY UNEASY.
ire Afraid of n llrrk In tlm Knlghti
Trinplrt'r Jlu1iir--M li-rn thr 1111-
buatrrn nrr lllilliiK--Cllril it
ltturn liy Uolxlrfi Cluli
Chicago. Aug17-tThotwestern roads
having failed to reach an ngreement
on the question of harvest excursions
while convened In a meeting here art-
now on the fair way to reach such an
agreement without holding a meeting
nt all. The Illlnolsentral announced
today that t would accept the restric
tions on the sale of Its harvest ex
cursion tickets which were recommend
ed by the committee to the general
meeting of the western roads earlier In
the week. It will sell tickets In the
manner suggested, for the first three
excursions and Jf.the test Is satisfac
tory Will continue them for the re
mainder. As soon ns this was announced to
Chairman Caldwell he reported the mat
ter to tho Burlington and that road
agreed to hold Its excursions In abey
ance for a while. This was also agreed
to by the Interested lines with the ex-
ceptlon of two from whom no vote was
received today. It Is probable that
both of them will Vote In tho affirma
tive. The plan on which the Illinois Cen
tral will sell Its tickets is that no round
trip tickets shall be sold but that the
agent nt he pplil of destination shall
upon the payment of J2 Issue a certifi
cate that the holder Is the original pur
chaser, nnd the orlglnnl ticket with the
attached certificate will then be good
for return trips.
Some of the eastern lines nro much
disquieted today over the report that
ono of the ronds running east from
Chicago had thrown down the barrier
on the Knights Templar tickets to the
extent of allowing wholesale stopovers
on the return tickets up to and Includ-
Ing the final leturn limit of Oct. 3.
This would be virtually making the re
turn portion of the tickets good for
passage west from Boston at any time
between the date of arrival In that
city and Oct. 3. It could not be defi
nitely ascertained that any line hnd
taken such action, however, and the
rumor probably nrose from the fact
that some of the eastern roads have
said thnt they will allow stopovers as
late ns Oct. 3. provided that the ticket
la deposited in Boston and shall then
be used for continuous pasage only
between Boston and the point Of origin
al purchase, no stopover being allowed
at any Intermediate 'point: " " ?
Th.... Piln A.'.- 1fiTClfvpn ills.
tlnpulshed residents of Illinois arrived
hero tonight In the private enr of Gen
eral Manager Jlc-rriu 01 tne uurunsiun
route. Chalrmah AV. S. Cnntrell, of
the Illinois railroad committee Is In
charge of the party, which Includes
Uallrond'Commlssloners Thomas Cahan
ex-Probate Judge Roger Sullivan of
Cook county. Assistant Secretary A.
J. Levy of the Illinois railroad com
mission; M. B. Madden of Chicago: "W.
V. Cholsser, penitentiary commission
er of Illinois; John W. Lnnehart. law
partner of Governor Altgeldr Judge H.
J. Hnmlln. counsel of the Big Four rail
road, and George C. Cnntrell, editor
of the Benton Standard, of Benton. III.
The party will visit Colorado Springs
Glenwood Springs and Salt Lake City.
iviu:iti: t'ii.iinJsri'.Hi:ns auk iiiuincj
How tlie f'ulmn hyinpi tlilt-r In Florida
Jacksonville. Fla.. Augr. 17 There
has been a great deal or excitemeni anu
talk about Cuban flllbUBterers of late,
and the dispatch of men-of-war nnd ex
tra revenue cutterr to Florida waters to
prevent the violation of the neutrality
laws within the Jurisdiction of the Unit
ed States 'pads additional Interest to
the subject A. description 01 me prin
cipal center and scenes of' these expe
ditions in aid of Cuban Independence
may not, therefore, be amiss.
From the e crthern exticmltyof the
penlnsuln of Florida there extends to
the westward for a distance of about
100 miles a shoal, shoped like a half
crescent, with the point to the west
ward and the convex side toward Cuba.
Scattered along on this shore are the
numerous small Inlets known as the
Florida Keys. They aie of sand and
coral, only a few feet above the sea, anil
most of them are barren and uninhab
ited. Others arc marc furtUc. covered
with bushes and small tropical trees
that seem to grow out of the water, and
In some cases vegetables and fruits are
grown by the fishermen and sponge
gathers who live upon them.
The passages betwpen nnd around
these little kcyu are not deep enough to
accommodate anything but small, light
draught boatr. and In these Intricate
channels the filibustered are compara
tively safe from pursultt They can ren
dezvous and hide upon the unlphablted
keys and their small craft are easily
mistaken for fishing Ijoats. It is lm
possible, however, for thtse reasons to
mobilize a large body of men or to col
kct a large quantity of war material.
The operations uie nil on a Brrtall seals-
and only small boats c"an be used. The'
tug George W. Chllds, that has been
cruising In these waters, Is said to h.3,ve
been assigned fha, duty gf picking up
these small pirtles 'at various places
and transporting them to Cuba,
IP C.lI.r.C IT A IMII.IIH15.
Cotxlcii Club' Iteport Dt-itln with tile j!lo
tloif of l'roe,-llon.
London, Aug. 17 The report 6f the
comlmttee of the Cobden club which Is
to be read tomorrow will declare that
the change brought about by the re
cent general elections la calculated to
stimulate the club to fresh vigilance.
While, the direct adversary of protec
tion doctrines was less conspicuous
during the election of 1S93 than In 1KS0
there are elements In the ntw parlia
ment which demand special watchful
ness In the Intertest of free trade.
In respect to the depression In agri
culture the report will say that nothing
Is so likely to hinder and defer a satis
factory and permanent solution bf the
problem as reopening the question of a,
revival of the debate, on protection on
foreign and colonial agricultural and
other produce. There will be an allus
ion to the Importance t the Ottawa
conference in the economies, of com
merce, the outcome of which. It Is as
serted, must help In the direction of
free exchange all pver the world as con
trasted Svlth the more or less dwarfed
operations of the Ingenious fiscal
schems and treaties - .
The report concludes wltlrthe state
ment that the history of the tariff ques
tlon abroad during the last fifteen, pr
twenty years, affords no special causa
for discouragement at the present time
nnd will nssert that from almost every
quarter the committee hears of failure
or a pro;ecnve poncy 10 piuuuvv
factory resultB In connection with the
general Interests of the population.
K unntA. KiuTims most.
Arn Now In Nr-nton nt I'.l Krno nnd Hav
El Uenb. O. T., Aug. 17.-(SpecIal)
Today was a gala day for El Ileno. The
twenty-soven editors who came In on
the Itock Island from the nprth and the
Choctaw from the east were met by
the reception committee In carriages
tint! after a pleasant hour's drive over
the city were escorted to their various
At 2:30 the association was called to
order by President Hlnsley. A select
lllano duet was rendered by Miss Kins
ley of Wichita nnd Miss Woodson of El
Reno, which was well received by the
musclal pencil pushers, and cspeclallly
by Captain Jake Admire and Frank
Green The Itev. Noble of tho Episco
pal church, who had icen Informed that
the time of meeting wan 3 Instead of 2
o'clock, then appeared upon' the scene
nnd delivered an Impretslie prayer, af
ter which the addrets of welcome by
Judge n, Jrcstwaii delivered, The
Jtldgo waa fJtcpped occasionally by ap
Fti'iict: rim: at i.kmiinwokth
Ills Dlntllti-rr lliirni-il In Itin (Ironnii and
I'nopfr Shop Ilamiti-Gtl.
Leavenworth, Kan.. Aug. 17 At 1
o'clock this morning the big teven-story
distillery at this place caught fire nnd
within sn hour's time was a mass of
smouldtrlng ruins. It was one of the
fiercest fires ever known In this city.
The building wns formerly a sugar re
finery owned by Handling of Buffalo.
N. Y., but was recently turned Into a
distillery by Ely Sherman of Peru, 111.
Sherman loses about $110,000, as he has
no Insurance. A coopr shop was dam
nged to the extent of J10.000; fully In
sured. MAI.ONKV Wll.t. XKV. AltOUT IT.
Whrllirr Uncle N11111 run Jllnke 1 csnl wh it
Jlllnol On-larrt Ulrc:il.
Chicago, Aug. 1" Attorney,.Gcneral
Muloney today announced that he
would Investigate the new organiza
tion known ns the American Spirits
Manufacturing company, succeiiEors to
the late whiskey trust. He says he
dots not understand that the United
States can by any legerdemain t make
legal In Illinois whnt the Illinois su
preme court has declared Illegal. He
docd not look upon the new concern
Grain, Provisions, Llvo Stools, Eto
The lesd'.r.g; futures ranged as follow i:
Articles. Open. High. I Low.' f
Oats, No. 2 j
r z iTi
Jnn 1. .......
Cash quotations wern as follows:
No. 2 Bprlnc wheat. C5TCW,4c;
CJic; No. 2 reel, U",W(iV,'c, fo.
39Vio; No. 3 yellow, :fi39Uc. No.
2(Hic; No. 2 white, 234i2l5c: No.
nominal; No. 3, 3f.'i'g39c; No, 4, 3Cc. No. 1
72v u. i. iyvt wlt o.
naxscec, ri.Mwl.oiPi. rrlme timothy seed,
$4 35. Mess pork, per bal $9.87Vtiii9.90.
Iird. per 100 lbs., J6.1214. Short ribs sides,
(Iooc), 5 33. Dry salted shoulders, (box
ed), f-HGCi. Short clear s'des, (boxed),
CVtfi3:. Whiskey, distillers' finished
(roods, per gal., $1.22. Sugars Un
changed. GUAIN MOVEMENT.
Articles. llecelpts. Shipments.
Flour, barrels ..- 7,000 6,(W
Wheat, bushels, -2,(m0 133,000
Corn, hushclij ....Ct.(-00 - 251,000
Oats, bushels ,.,.,, lfCO-TO 138,000
Itye. bushels.,., 3.000 4,000
Barley, bushels,,...,.,. 3,000. , 1.0UO
Kiiimrt4 1. irv (irutn, ' y
Kansas City, Aug. It. Wh-nt One-half
to 1 cent lower: J.O. 2 hard, UJW.Jc; No, 2
red, 0070c; rejected, ClviSJc. .
Corn One-qunrter und''cent hlpher:
No. 2 mixed, 33!4fi34q; No. 2 white, 33H6
Outs Strong; No. 2 mixed, 13c; No. '
white, 23c. '
Ilye-No. t, 42i742Hc.l . .
Hran Lower, MflMe. )
Hay Steady; ttniqthy,, 19,50,011.00; pral-
Dues Steady 10c.
r.ri iraii Mtrnnt. ryv 7
St. Louis, Aug. 16 Flour Unchanged.
Wheat Cash higher, wjc; options low
er, September, G6c; December., G3Hc.
Corn Opened firmer and ; continued
strong, closing at a .'light advance; cash,
35c; AURust, 2JHc; September, 36c; De
cember, 27ic. ,
Oats Higher: crab, 20ct Autrust, ISTic;
September. 20-c; May, i3!ii6S.c.
Itye Steady, 4Cic, '
Flaxseed-1 00. , ,
Timothy seed-Lower. -I3.y.'
Corn meal Quiet, J1.95. , .
Hran Dull, CSc bid enst'track.
Hay Firm for Rood grades, but poor
qualities, w'th whloh the'markctMs Qcr
Klockeil, are only salable at decides;
prairie, irood grades, faootJSSO; timothy,
J9fI(14.W, old, tt5.fcOJT17.lO.
Itccelpts riour, Miflr wheat, ' 113,000;
corn, 3I,0(0; oats, 51,000, . , ,4
Shipments Flour. 4.006; Wheat, 12.000;
corn. 13,(00; oats. 12,009. ,,., A
i.t 1: siqck MAitKi:r.
Chicago, Aug, 1C Hogs Receipts, 12,
W0; market actlie. OS 10 cents higher:
light, 4.45i&I.S5r mixed, IU064.70; heavy,
JI.255j4.7S: roUBh. I.10M.30,
Cattle Itecelpts, 5,000; market steady to
Shtp Receipts, 7,000; market -steady.
Sti Louis. Aug; 16. battle Receipts, 1,
00: shtpmots, .1,400; market steady for
good; a shade lower for poor grades;
uresseq beer anu snipping, sicem.i n.ite
5.65:' light to (rood butchers. 'U0084.00;
stockers npd.feed?r.,J2.2iifit.0O.. J
Hour Receipts. 2.7W: Shipments; 1.SC0;
market MilO cents htKheri heavy. $1.00j
4.C0-. mixed, tl30t.65! light, .50ij4.o,
Sheep Receipts, 1.2001 sblpqients, 300;
market active and 10fil5 cents better on
top uradeji. . 1
Kansas City. Auk l.-Cattle-rRece!pts,
5.SO0: shipments. 5,200- market steady to
stropg; Texas steer. ..70$f3.S3l beef
.,...,. 4fl 'svt t 7X . r,.ffti ami ferilerB.
lj2.7&w4j:o. .... .
1JOCS lieijeipis, w,iw; iuiin;,i. w.
market steady to 5 cents higher: bulk pt
sales. IIJO&4G5; heavies, Sfft 55; pack
ers. S0j4.7n: mixed. XS4.65; "tfhts.
1 JOS-t.75; yorkers. t4.G5fct.73; pigs, U 30&
Sheep Receipts, 4.500; shipments none;
market steady; -unchanged."-
'- WICHITA MAUKUri.
. -,'., ., ,
The supply of hogs yesterday was- bet
ter than on any Trtduy for a number of
weeks, but still a long way below the de
mand. The market was steady and aver
age quality medium.
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