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BEAVER, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1895.
Ctiicago's new library building,
erected at n cost of nearly $2,000,000,
Is almost ready for occupancy.
Seven states Massachusetts, New
Jersey, Ohio, Iowa, Maryland, Ken
tuclty and Mississippi elect governors
CoxanHKSioxAi. Lmkaiuax SrorFoitn
raid that his accounts would never
have pot tangled had ho not been
overloaded with work.
Dn. Keillv, of this Chicago board
of health, recently declared that as n
result of excessive bicycling the deaths
from nervous diseases In that city had
A itEConn kept by a Uhodc Island
paper makes the- nunuai number of
homicides in this country over 10,000
Tho number hi the United Kingdom,
with half our population, is only .100.
It has been predicted that beforo
long the sunflower will como into gen
rrnl cultivation in this country. As a
plant It has no superior for rapid
growth and prolific 3icld of seed, leaves
nnd stalk, all of which could be util
ized. Dur.r.ixo in Mexico has received n
Revere blow in the verdict ngahibt Col.
Homered who has been sentenced to
hard labor for three years and four
months, nnd to pay the family of tho
man he killed the sum of S4,.ri00iU'
unully for eighteen years.
Ax artesian well is to bo sunk to a
depth of 2,r.OO feet near Holyoke, Col.,
In the hope of obtaining a free flow of
water. Tho state legislature appropri
ated 5.', 000 for the experiment. If it
bhould prove a failure many settlers
in eastern Colorado will seek new
Aftkii almost five years of work and
tho expenditure of over 53,000,000,
Niagara falls has finally been har
nessed, and the power gpnerated by
tho monster fi.OOO horsa-power dyna
mos of tho Cataract Construcyon Co.
are now sending out the electricity for
Owing to tho low price of horses In
cident to tho general use of bicycles
nnd electric power, largo shipments ol
horses were being made from Haiti
more, Md., to European markets. iThc
steamship lines said this promised to
compensate them for the falling off of
cattle exports, owing to tho foreign
exclusion of American cattle.
Miss Annii: LoxiioNiiKitttr, a Boston
cyclist, is making a trip around the
world on her wheel. Fourteen months
ago Miss Londonderry loft lloston to
go round tho world in fifteen months.
She started without a cent of money
nnd was attired in a paper suit She
was to earn her expense money with
out begging, borrowing or stealing,
ltecently sho rodo Into Omaha, Neb.,
having covered 0,400 miles of her jour
ney and with nearly thirty days to
make tho remaining distance. If situ
arrives in time bhe Is to get S5.000.
Tin: lot of tho farmers of Kngland Is
raid to be not an enviable one. For
years the agricultural Industry of that
country has been depressed and the
conditions this year aic reported to bo
the worst for a long time. It Is said
thnt every ercp runs far below tho av
erage and that land Is steadily going
put of cultivation in England, the
farmers being unable to face the low
prices and foreign competition and
being also harassed by high rents and
restrictions upon methods of agricul
ture. The London Telegraph said that
130,000 Americans had passed through
London blnce last January and it was
estimated that in London alone they
had spent '.'0,000,000. Tho number of
Americans who have visited Europe
this summer was almost Incalculable.
It was stated that there were ao.OOC
Americans in England at oni time
waltlug for an opportunity to secure
passago on the overcrowded steamers,
nnd even tho berths In tho cattlo ships
had been cnguged for weeks ahead by
The great topic of discussion in rail
road circles recently was the railway
races from London to Aberdeen by the
east and west routes. The west coast
companies took tho Initiative and did
tho distance. 540 inllcs, at the rato of a
mllo a mlnuto throughout. These
companies thus made a new world's
record, while comoletoly smashing the
record held for tho past three years by
tho Empire stato express from Now
York to Buffalo. Tho east route com
panies then Improved on this time, and
finally tho west coast did 540 miles in
513 minutes, or a mllo in 544 sec
onds. It is a very difficult but highly Inter
'cstlnur undertaking which M. Mantols
has in view for tho Paris exhibition of
1000. lie proposes to construct a tIo
hcope nearly '-'00 feet long, with an ob
jcetive glass raoro than 4 feet in
diameter, Hy means of this enormous
lens ho hopes to bring tho moon, to all
intcuts and purposes, within 0 miles of
tho gay French capital, and bo ablo to
throw tho Image of tho moon, as it
would look at that distance, upon a
erpn. nlirht after nicrht. In n hall
crowded with spectators. Tho Idea of
viewing at close range a lunar land
ccapo is very Interesting.
The New-Yorl "Times says: While
it is almost an impossibility to give
anything like a correct statemont of
what tho output of bicycles will bo
this year, it is by common consent
spoken of as between 400,000 and 500,
000 wheels. A majority of close ob
servers in tho trade would doubtless
fix tho figures at 550,000. Such a laie
number of wheels represents an
enormous outlay, particularly when it
is calculated that each wheel sells fox
an average of 05. At this rato the
sum produced is S20.250.OOa This hai
been tho most phenomenal season the
bicycle trade has over known.
Tint Amcrtcus and Sleepy Hollow
mines nt Central City, Col., were flood
ed on the 29th and It was feared that
thirteen miners hnd lost their lives.
Mart J. l'AT.MElt, widow of a Chero
kee Indian, has brought suit for all
the lands on which tho towns of Black
well, Virginia City and Cleveland, Ok.,
The National Republican leuguo has
issued a proclamation to the party urg
ing the importnnco of pushing the
work of organization.
Hezekiah UoiiEltTH, a young farmer
at llutler, Ky., cut his wife's throat on
the 29th, and then cut his own. He
died instantly. Ills wife was fatally
hurt. He was supposed to have been
Insane. The bloody deed was wit
nessed by their three children, aged
1 to 4.
Fully 12.000 people gathered at
Fleetwood, N. .Tt.WfctlieJOth to witness
the great pacing race between Kobert
I., Joo l'atchcn, Mascot and John II.
Gentry. Tho -purse was S.",P00 and
Hobcrt J. won In three straight heats,
llcst time, 2:0t.
The Home correspondent of th Lon
don Standard telegraphs that Mgr.
Zalcwskl, apostolic delegate to India,
was destined to succeed Mgr. Satolll at
A nui.i.KTlx has been issued by the
geological survey at Washington giv
ing the production of lead for tho first
six months of ISM. It showed thut tho
total production was 100,000 tons, of
which 88,000 were of desilverized lead,
and 18,000 tons soft lead.
At North Andover, Mass., on the
2Cth, II. O. Houghton, Sr head of tho
publishing house of Houghton, Mllllln,
& Co., of Itoston, died suddenly from
heart failure. He was TO years of age.
It has been announced that several
Hawaiian politicians and merchants,
who favor the old form of government.
will wait upon President Cleveland at
the opening of congress to urgo the
annexation of tho islands. '
Mhs. Edith ;Rk.niii:imji:k was lodged
in the federal jail at Guthrie, Ok., on
the 29th, charged witlf introducing
liquor into tho Kaw reservation and
selling same to tho Indians.
At Itoston on the night of the 29th
the Choynski-Godfrey fight was de
clared off, owing to tho opposition of
11. M. IioMliKlin, n prominent livery
man of Decatur, hid., left that city u
bhort time ago to visit his old homo at
Hamburg, Germany. Word has re
cently been received by his family that
he hud been taken by the German olll
eials and sent to prison for twelve
years. The crjmo with which ho was
charged was thut of whipping an ofll
clul In the army prior to his coming to
The Eastern Iowa league having dis
banded, the announcement was made
on tho 27th that Dubuqno would be ad
mitted to tho Western association.
Dubuque won tho pennants in both
eight and six club Iowa leagues this
Tun steam yacht Pilgrim, with
twenty-five people nboatd, which loft
Detroit, Mich., for a trip on Lake St.
Clair, wab reported missing on tho
Li Huxo Ciiaxq has been nppolnted
Imperial chancellor by imperial decree
In pluce of viceroy of tho province of
Chi Li, which oillce he formerly hold.
It wus said that tho Wyatt gaug of
outlaws in Oklahoma was completely
Tin: commissioner of tho general
land ofllco has decided that booth cer
tificates issued at ArkansasCity beforo
the opening of, tho Cherokee strip were
good. The case decided was tho con
test of L011 Ohornett, of Carthage, Mo.,
against A. M. Waugh, for the claim on
on which l'onca City, Ok., Is partly
Tr.ouiil.B has again broken out be
tween the Kallspell Indians and set
tlers along the east sldo of the Pend
d'Orellle river In Idaho over tho pos
session of what the Indians claim I?
their reservation, but which is in re
ality government land.
Pukpauatioxs were in progress at
the war department nt Washington tc
secure the incorporation of anothei
star on the United States flag to repre
sent Utah. The nugs having the addi
tional star are not authorized to b
used until July 4, I SIM, the dato of the
admission of Utah us 11 state, and an of
ficial order will be issued requiring the
change to take effect on thut date.
The sloop yacht Adelaide, owned by
Robert W. Inman, Jr., the cotton
broker, while cruising off Norfolk
point near New York on tho 20th wa
run Into by the iron steamer Perseus.
The Adelaide was keeled over and at
least three pcrbons were known tc
have gone overboard, but thero was a
rumor thut tlicv had been picked uj
by a passlug vessel.
At lloston on tho 28th Dick O'llrien,
of Lewlstqn, champion middleweight
of New England, wus knocked out in
the Urst round of what was to be o
twenty-five round bout, by Joo Wul"
cott, colored, of lloston. Mora thau
3,000 spectators were present.
Westeun editors convened at Salt
Lake, Utah, on tho 27th to consldei
the libel laws, the relations of railroad)
to newspapers, the silver question, arid
lands and Irrigation, and the formation
of a western editor's federation.
Anotiieii bull fight took placo at
Gillette, Col., on the 2Gth, but on ac
count of tho slim attendance no killing
was clone. Tho so-called fiesta has
ended and financially tho show was u
At Fleetwood race course, New York
;lty, on tho 2Sth, the great free for all
trot for a purse of S-I.UOO wus won by
Azote, who made n mile in 2:0, the
fustest time ever mude by a gelding.
Tub secretary of war on the 20th Is
tued an order outlining theolllciul pro
gramme for tho dedicatory services of
the Chlckamauga and Chattanooga Na
tional Military park.
A won of about a dozen negroes took
Harrison Lewis, colored, from the jail
at Springfield, Ky., early on the 2uth
and hanged him in tho courthouse
yard. Tho jailer escaped with the
keys and they were threo hours batter
ing the doors down. The victim had
committed a cowardly murder.
The secretary of agriculturo has
Issued a report on grapes and theli
diseases, giving much valuable infor
mullon on the subject.
NEWS OH THE WEEK.
Gloanod By Vole-graph and Mall
United States .sexatoh White tnld
that Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald,
of Sun Francisco, had asked him to in
troduce in congress u bill similar to
tho Chlncso exclusion act, which shall
exeludo Japanese, and that ho had
promised to do sa if Fitzgerald would
furnish the data io prove that Japa
nese were seriously injuring American
A cahlkoiiam from Ambassador Eus
tls received ut the state department on
tho 20th reported tho return to Pari
of tho ambassador's two deputies, New
ton 11. Eustls and Mr. Alexander, who
had been sent to Clalrvaux prison to
sen ex-Consul Waller. They took Mr.
Waller's deposition, containing n full
statement of his trial and conviction
by the French military court at Tarn
atnve. ItonKitT Fitzsimmoxs has commenced
regular training for the coming cham
pionship fight with James J. Corbctl
at his little cottage on tho scashore-ul
Coney Island, N. Y.
Ax Important order giving full pro
tccttou to foreign consumers of Amer
ican meat products was issued by Sec
retary Morton at Washington on the
28th. It will prevent the exportation
of any beef that is not inspected, and
will cause tho exporters of horse meat
so to mark the packages that tho na
ture of the contents shall bo apparentl
The order goes Into effect Septerabei
Uecext cable advices from Minister
Pjnby stated that Chinese olllclal
were lending their aid in the Investi
gations into the massacre of Christian
at Ivu Cheng, nnd already several con
victions had been made.
Ax evening paper at Iluffnlo, N. V.,
recently declared that ex-Postmaster-General
William Iltsscll had been of
fered by President Cleveland the place
on tho United Stuten supreme court
bench made vacant by the death oi
Judge Jackson; The paper added that
It was not likely that Mr. lllssell
A iiecext dispatch from Washington
said that the utterances of E. C. Bene
diet on tho subject of retiring green
backs was being considered of much
significance in political circles there.
It was thought that ho expressed tho
views of President Cleveland on tho
matter. Senator Hill, of New York,
was ulso said to fnvor tho idea. Silver
men were anxious to know what the
probablo now departure was In its en
tirety. Justice HiiEwiin's speech was tho
main feature of tho American liar as
sociation's meeting at Detroit, Mich.,
011 the 29th. Ho appealed for much
needed changes in the administration
of justice. The committee on patent
law reported adversely to any general
revision of acts In their Hue, but rec
ommended var'ous specific amend
ments. Tho committee on law report
ing urged more simplicity and uni
formity in methods, and stato super
vision of tho making of reports was
The secretnry of tho treasury has
extended the tlmo for filing sugar
bounty claims from September 1 tc
OrEX houbo wus the order of the day
at lloston on tho 2Sth and the latch
strings of all communderics were on
the outside. At tho tncotlng of the
grand encampment tho grand recorder
and grnud treasurer made their reports.
Tho total membership in the order of
Knights Templar was given at 100,770.
Tho drill at the baseball grounds drew
a large crowd.
Details have been received at Con
stantinople of the recent attack made
by u band of Bulgarians upon the Ma
hommedan village of Dospat, across
the Turkish frontier, in the Ilhodope
mountains. Tho attuek, It nppeured,
occurred nt dawn, and while tho vil
lagers wero asleep. Tho 1'ulgnriam
used dynamlto bombs and set fire tc
tho houses when the Inhabitants tried
to escape. Mcu, women and children,
it wus claimed, were killed indiscrimi
nately, and, according to one version
of tho affair, 300 persons perished.
The Dawes commission will meet ni
South McAlcster, I. T., September 4.
It was tho general opinion of the
members of tho commission that
un arrangement would bo secured
with the Indians that would lead tc
tho ownership of townslto property.
This would bo a basts for limited tax
ation for those living in tho towns and
afford bomo school and other advan
tuges of civilization. Tho whole plan
had not been worked out by the com
mission in detail, but the idea will be
perfected when on tho ground.
A moii, of 250 men broke Into the
county jail at Yreka, Cal., at 1 o'clock
on tho morning of the 20th and hanged
four murderers In the courthouse park.
Tho victims wero named respectively
Johnson, Somber, Null and Moreno.
Tiikkk children of Henry Johnson
and wife, colored, living inthocountry
near Mexla, Tex., wero burned to
death in their home while their par
ents were at church.
Insect Life, tho monthly entomolog
ical bulletin issued by tho agricul
tural department at Washington, has
been dUcontlnued and two scries of
bulletins will take its place.
At Newport, K. I., on tho 27th W. F.
Hovey met K. I). Wrenn to decide the
national tennis championship. Hovey
won in three straight sots, tho score
being 63, 02. 04.
At Maspeth, Long Island, on the 20th,
George Lavlgne, the "Saginaw Kid,"
knocked out Jimmy Handler, of New
ark, N. J., in the fifth round.
The strike on the water works
trenches at Wapakonota, O., developed
Into a tragedy on the 27th and three
men wero shot, one of whom will die.
Ix the twonty-flve round match at
Itoston on the 27th between Georgo
lUxon, the lightweight boxer of llos
ton, and Johnny Grlflln, the "Itraintree
Lad," the bout was given to Dixon.
Tho decision was rather a surprise, as
both men wero in good condition at tho
end of the twenty-fifth round, although
Dixon had done the best work.
Duo to Lnolc of Appropriation by
Congress of Cortnln Funds.
IS SHORT FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS
Secretary Lainont Thought Some of Help
ing Out but I'rli'iuU Caution Mm
Cubau Arum helM-il I'iiiiu-o
Call It Treason.
Washington, Aug. 31. Secretary La
molnt has been seriously considering
but It is not true that he has decided
personally to advance the amount of
the deficiency In the appropriation for
pay for the officers and men of the
army for. the last tVscal year.amountlng
to nbout $50,000. The secretary's friends
In the department have advised him
against taking the risk which would
be involved In making the advance.
The secretary would only say when
questioned about the matter that he
had authorized no statement that he
would make good the deficiency. This
Is understood by others In the depart
ment that he has not yet reached a
There Is a prospect for n.t army de
ficiency of about $300,000 for the cur
rent year. A large part of this will
be due to the abolishment by congress
of the system of withholding n part of
the pay of recruits and the pasnage of
a law at tho last session requiring the
payment of the amount withheld with
out making adequate prtvlslon in the
appropriation bill for this payment.
About $90,000 had been accumulated In
this fund which had to be paid out.
State department officials say Chinas
agreement to pay France 4,000 francs
Indemnity on account of the nntl-mls-sionary
riots at Szechuan is due to the
fact that France decided to prosecute
her claim alone and independently of
the United States and Great Britain
The French had large property Inter
ests In that section and the sum agreed
upon is considered as an entirely reas
onable compensation for the loss sus
tained. The authorities here are satis
fied with the progress making !n the
settlement of the claims of this country
and of England which are being pre
sented Jointly, but say the point has
not yet been reached in those negotia
tions where the amount of Indemnity
could be suggested.
CUHAN ARMS SEIZED.
The treasury department today re
ceived a telegram from Collector of
Customs Cottrell at Cedar Keys, Flor
ida, Haying that nt the request of the
Spanish consul nt Tampa he had seiz
ed at a point twenty miles from Cedar
Kels, 150 Remington rifles, a quantity
of cartridges and eleven kegs of pow
der wnicn wero -to have been shipped
(ioiii) Ai.i.-rt.'itroii: smr.
Cnmiuiinilcr of tho Monterey ny she'a All
Itlght unit .ruli-r.
San Francisco, Aug. SI. The coast de
fense vessel Monterey, arrived today
from Peru. She has been cruising along
the South American coast since her de
parture from this port on April 11.
Captain Francis J. Hlgglns. In com
mand of the vessel, Is well pleased with
the behavior of his ship In tfte capacity
of a cruiser. He soys that although
the construction of the Monterey Is es
sentially that of a coast defense vessel
being very heavy and low in water,
yet the recent voyage has clearly dem
onstrated thnt should It become neces
sary to press the vessel Into service as
a cruiser no serious difficulty would
1KKNCIIY CALLS IT UtKASOX.
Xottiltliatuiiiliui- thu friii-t tlmt Vtuller lvai
Not 11 1'ri-nrli Citlrrn.
Paris, Aug. 31. Estafette protests
gainst the statements made In some
Ami-rlcan papers relative to the sen
tence and Imprisonment of Waller, say
ing that If Frenchmen sold arms to
enemies of the United States, Ameri
cans would never tolerate any Inter
ference on the part of the cabinets of
Europe. "We need not -pay any atten
tion to idle complaints of these Idle
American papers," says Es$afette. "in
deed Waller ought to have been imme
diately shot for his glaring treason."
littli: gk cat man wiixik.
Aatorrr.cy Mnilo Lny or, Kiery Man Hit
Oun hupreiiiti Court,
Washington, Autr. 31 Minister Han
som Is In a peck of trouble again. Hy
a decision of Deputy Auditor of the
Treasury Willis today, Ransom can
not receive any Balary until his con
firmation by the senate. Willis hold;
that the law covers the point clearly
and now Ransom will have to look to
congress for his salary since his first
appointment and during the time be
tween now and next December.
IJOVT KNOW ABOUT I.AIIOK DAY.
gan I'ntncliro Feilerl OIMcth Auk If Thvj
uluy (In Out unit I'lny.
San Francisco, Aug. 31. The local
federal officials are undecided whether
to observe next Monday as a public
holiday or not. The collector of the
port has telegraphed for Instruction:
to the secretary of the treasury. Fed
eral ofllcers believe thnt Labor Day Is
apubllc holiday only In the District of
Columbia and the territories.
bL'ALINCI IN CI.OhL'D WATISK4.
Criminal I'roceeillng llt'cuu AgHlimt the
Captains of '1 wo M-hnouerii,
San Francisco, Aug. 31. The United
States nttorney will commence criminal
proceedings before Judge Morrow In
tne united states district court agulnst
the captains of the sealing schooner
Howhead and Sophie Sutherland for.
sealing In the closed water In Bering
sea. -rne sutnenand is in custody,
Several of her crew have been arrested,
1 wo Killed hy One's Tall.
Cleveland, Ohio. Aug. 31, Jamer
Beckmlster fell from a fifth story room
of the World building to the sidewalk
today and was Instantly killed. The
body of the young man struck John
Nyckson, who was walking along the
sidewalk, with terrible force, breaking
the back nnd both legs of the latter
and he si dying.
bliortrm-d to 1'our Day.
Topeka, Aug. 31. The adjutant gen
eral has Issued orders reducing the
Emporia encampment to four days be
ginning Tuesday and closing Friday
of next week.
TWKNTV-riVK DOLLARS WILL DO.
t-umtuy Law Violators In NcwYork Tumblt
(Iter Duo AiiL.her.
New York, Aug. 31. Four hundred
and twpnty-five excise cases of Sunday
law vlolaters were set down for hear
ing before Justice Jerome today. Th
justice having announced that thos
w.o would plead guilty would be let
oft with fines of $25, the court room wai
Jammed and when the court was read)
for business the court looked like a
football rush. Up to noon 111,000 had
been taken In fines and they were be
ing paid, It is believed that the major
ity of the cases will be settled In thai
KlNdllSIIIUl lOl.t.Ktli: IS A TACT.
I'.ocn Into Operation rxt Monrl r with
I'lill Corps of Instrueltim.
Kingfisher, Ok., Aug. 31 (Special.)
Kingfisher college Is an assurrcd fast.
Monday will witness Its opening. Crop
failures, hot winds and financial cy
clones, Instead of frightening those In
domitable Individuals who have given
their time and means, have simply
furnished a degree of desperation ne
cessary to success. The opening Mon
day morning will witness tho full frui
tion of their hopes. Kingfisher will
henceforth be the educational center of
tho land of the fair god. This Insti
tution Is organized under the auspices
of the territorial association of Con
gregational churches, but the fact of Its
location here, and Its assurred success
In the face of the unprecedented hard
times Is due to the untlrelng efforts of
Ilev.J.H.Parkcr.ably seconded by such
leading citizens of Klngllsner as lion.
William Grime?. Peter Urough and the
able editor of the Kingfisher Free Press,
Hon. J. V. Admire.
The new college starts out with an
able corpse of Instructors, thoioughly
Imbued with the spirit of educational
The faculty Is composed of the fol
lowing persons: J. T. Haus, late ol
Nebraska State Uiinlverslty; Miss Lll
lie Lyons, Oberlln college; C. E. Enloe,
Hillsdale college nnd Chicago semin
ary; Mls Wlnefrcd Parker. Moody
school, Northfleld, Mass.; It. II. House,
Deane College of Music, Cincinnati, O.
Fifty students are enrolled for the
fall term, exclusive of those studying
music and art.
ltev. Wlllman. evangelist, of Kan
sap, has donated his fine collection of
geological nnd ornithological specimens
to the college. This was considered tho
finest private collection In Kansas.
ClIOLr.ltA ItAOIMi IX HAWAII.
btr-iuiuT Mononul KtorH Light Drtith
rroni (he DUt-HNi-.
San Francisco,' Aug. 31. The steamer
Monowu! which arrived tonight from
Australian points did not stop nt Hon
olulu, as usual. When off that port the
steamer was hailed by the American
consul In a small boat, who announced
that cholera hnd broken out In Honolu
lu. Among the natives and Chinese
the cholera broke out soon after the
steamer Belglc left on her last trip. It
is presumed the disease was brought
by that vessel. The Monawal did not
enter Honolulu harbor, but steamed
direct to Pan Francisco. Her paFscn
gers for Hawaii were brought here.
There had been eight deaths from the
disease among the natives and
The Ilelgic arrived here August 17
rrom Honolulu. There was reported
no sickness on board and her passen
gers were landed nnd the cargo dis
charged. The Belgis Is now on her re
turn trip to Japan and Clna ports.
The Helglc carried a large number of
passengers In the steerage, but most of
them were landed In Honolulu. It was
among the Hololillu passengers that
the sickness broke out. According to
Btory ns shouted from a small boav to
the people on the Monawal, three ?hl
neses steerage passengers bound for
Honolulu died at sea. She arrived here
and It seems strange that they neglect
ed to mention the fact that there had
been sickness and death on board.
iiAVi: si:i.i:cti'.i) tiii: oi:ri:xoiut.
mtTlr!i'ii Cup Committed Miiki-it DccUIon
After the Lnt Knee.
New York, Aug. 31. The third so
called trial race between Defender nnd
Vlllgant which took place today was
a good deal of a farce. Defender won
over a course bt ten miles to windward
and return by five minutes nnd twelve
seconds, when she could have crossed
the finish line nnywhere from clgh' to
ten minutes ahead of Vigilant If sho
had been sailed for all she was worth.
Villgant on the other hand was alled
as she always Is. in the most sportsman
like manner. Whltecaps appeared here
and there but there was no hi, that
could be called heavy or even cnoppy.
The America's cup committee former
ly decide nt a meeting held on the rom
mlttee'3 boat this evening that they"had
selected the Defender to meet Valkyrie
for the American cup.
The race today between Defender
and Vigilant was ten miles along tho
Long Island coast and return. Defen
the, stake boat at 12:50:1S; Vigilant at
Jer crossed the starting line at 11:25:35.
Vigilant at 11:12:40. Defender turned
12:53:30. Defender finished at 2:05; Vig
ilant at 2:10.
KILLING TI1KM I'-V TKLKOHAl'lI.
tpmiUh Authorities hutcn I-'Ino Tlmo lils-
jintchlnfc the Ilrhcl.
Havana. Aug. 3J. After the action of
Ubalta Gracla the troops went In pur
suit or the insurgents arm rounu seven
of them dead. Of the insurgents who
were ki led In today's fight near Gui-
maro one was Second Lieutenant Cas
tillo, son of General Angel Castillo,
who was killed in the last Cuban revo
lution while attacking Fort Lazarone
near Lopez, province of Puerto Prln
slpe. The police of La Jns, province of San
ta CIara,fcreport that they have captur
ed Carlos Sola and that seven of the
band of Aguerre have surrendered to
The death Is reported of Jose Her
nandez Abro, a prominent autonomist
It Is said that 411 of the army ofllcers
on the island are natives of Cuba. '
Well founded rumors which find cre
lence in official quarters state that
the Insurgent leader. Masso, Is dlspleas
d with the proceedings of the Insurg
ents and has left the Island. Major
Montjo, It Is also said, has been sen
tenced to death by Maximo Gomez and
iari abandoned th insurgents and
iwulta an opportunity to leave the Is
land. IIOAI) CAN'T PAY ITS DUltrH.
RrccUer of the Nevada Miutlieril Hallway
Ordered to Hell Out.
Los Angeles, Cal., Aug. 31. Judge
Smith of the supreme court todaygram
?d a final decree directing the receiver
Df the Nevada Southern railway, R. S.
Selbert, to sell the roadto pay Its debts,
rhe decree was asked for by R. W.
Woodbury of Denver, who owns tho
bulk of the Hens on the property.
UAH NOT JIKEN OIIKltLI) IT.
Illstclt Denies that lie Is to be Made n
Buzzards Bay, Mass., Aug. 31. Ex
Postmaster General Rlssell called up
on the president today, coming over
from .Marlon this morning, Mr. Hlssell
Bays there Is no truth whatever In the
report that he has been offered the
place on the United States supreme
court bench made vacant by the death
of Justice Jackson.
NO WA1EII IN TUB TOWN.
Liberty Wile, a Hiuall VlllHto Near Chleaco
I'robahly Detroy'l by Fire,
Chicago, Aug, 31. At 2 o'clock this
morning word was received from
Llbertytown, thirty miles north of Chi
cago, that fire was threatening the to
tal destruction of the place. The Chi
cago fire department was asked for
aid and was preparing to respond when
It was ascertained that there was no
water In the burning village and con
sequently fire engines would be of no
rervlce. There are about forty houses
In Llbertytown and the message stated
that fifteen had already been burned,
and that there was little hope of av
Ing the others.
MeSheti of llcmi sey
Seored hy I'.illtor I'rlitlmlii.
Guthrie, O. T Aug. ill. Special.)
War Is on over the McShea matter at
Hennessey again. For some time Hen
nessey has been divided on this case,
so much so In fact that during tho pre
liminary trial of McShea both sides
cheered the evidence alternatively.
McShea Is postmaster at Hennessey.
Ho Is charged With assaulting a woman,
who has since died. Last week Joseph
Frlshman purchased the Hennessey
Press-Democrat. The result Is given
In the editor's language ns follows, so
far ns his editorial duties conflict with
"Before going Into details of the case
we will state the plain facts of the af
fair. When we purchared this paper,
or rather the day before we went to
McShea ami told h'.m of our Intentions,
nnd also stated that we would keep per
sonalities out of the paper knowing as
we did about his late troubles, and
said wo Intended to give every one a
square deal. During the conversation
he stated that there was a postage bill
of about four dollars against the paper
which we said we would pay, leaving
McShea ns In Beemlng good humor.
But here came the crisis, on last Tues
day forenoon McShea came to our office
and presented us with a bill of $4.52, of
which only $1.02 was postage, which
we payed and have receipts, hut re
fused to pay the back box rent which
was owed by our predecesssor, and
which according to the postal laws
should have been collected In advance.
Not being satisfied with the paying of
tne Dack postage he became very In
dignant nnd told us that he would not
rent us a postoltlce box until th-! bill
was paid. We offered to pay him In
advance for n box but he refused say
ing that ho had no, more boxes to rent
to the Press-Democrat in tha future,
so now we nre compelled to Btep up to
the lltttlo pigeon hole and ask for our
mall like the rest of the folks who
have no. box. The fact that we get n
number of exchanges nnd an occasional
letter makes it rather Inconvenient, and
wo would much rather pay for nnd own
The editor thej roes on to give Mc
Shea the most rabll roasting that Okla
homa has read In many a day. One of
tho passages of the Press-Democrat Is
"Less than three months ago this un
principled scoundrel was tried In the
Justice court for the offence of rape,
robbery and murder, and most dam
aging and convincing evidence was pro
cured and substantial In a manner that
fully convinced the Judge to bind him
over In the sum of $1,000 ball, which he
refused to give and laid In Jail. Ve
gods of justice, nre good law abiding
and respectable citizens compelled to
be burdened with the privilege of al
lowing such a serpent of the boacon
strlctor kind to run at large, and awake
the fears of respectable people. This
man has mndc- night hideous by his
raids and has become a menancc to
common decency. Tho very expression
on his face Is enough to fill the strong
est heart with fear.
This bit of human nature that really
should be classed In tho animal king
dom as a beast of the lowest type, who
docs not possess the first instinct of
man or even a warm Impulse at heart."
OKLAHOMA GAMBLERS ARRK8TE
At Oklahoma City Sheriff DeFord and
Deputy Jim yesterday visited the gam
bling houses connected with tho Turf,
the Rosebud and Jones' saloons and
arrested all the proprietors, dealers,
and lookouts, and confiscated their ap
aratut. Three big dray loads of tables
were brought up to the Jail and later
wero atorcd In an empty building on
Grand avenue and Just before supper
time the following persons lined up In
probate court and proceeded to give
bonds for "frequenting n gambling,
hous-;:" E, W. Barnes, Riley Harding
W. B Crane, J. A. Gordy, N. A. Turn
cott, D, J. Gunter, Jerry Hatfield and
J. D, Brqwn; the following were accus
ed of "setting up a gambling house
In a saloon:" C. R. Jones, T. II. Dix
on, Thomas Cook and J. R. MInnlck.
All furnished bond appear before the
probate court on September 7, and were
The arrests nre supposed to be the
outcome of Information sworn to by
Harry Gordon, who was some days
ago convicted In Justice Stephenson's
court of having embezzled money from
a layout where he was dealing, and
this Is further thought to be his way
of playing even. He Is at present In;
the county Jail, though It Is understood!
that his attorney has asked for his re-!
lease on a writ of habeas corpus.
The penalty for gambling, should
County Attorney Brown be able to con
vict, Is very severe being $100 to $1,000
fine and from thirty days to six months
Imprisonment. The penalty for allow
ing a game to run In a saloon is $500
WYATT A MERE SKELETON.
The Enid Wave has the following on
Zip Wyatt's condition at present:
Zip Wyatt still lives, a bunch of suf
He is reduced to a mere skeleton nnd
bed sores are beginning their cruel
work. The doctors have been experi
menting with the noted .outlaw, put
ting holes here and there in his anato
my to extract the accumulated puss
and as wonderful asr it may seem It
looks very much as if they were going
to get him through In time, to hold up
another train before Christmas. The
doctors would have killed a Christian
gentleman long ere this and the under
taker would have been begging around
for his bill.
Zip Is not near out of danger but he
Is far from being dead and Is beginning
to take pointers looking for freedom.
Yestevday ha asked the jailor If the
Jail was lined with brick nnd where
the sledge hmmers wero kept, also tho
best livery stock, carefully locating
the barn. The doctors are quite sure
they have located two of the bullets
but they will not abstract them at this
time. It Is a question whether his ab
domen wounds are not barb wire fence
punctures. Zip hates the Wave, when
he can lay hands on a copy he simply
chcwB It Into paper wads and throws
them at his keepers.
KISSED AND MADE UP.
The Guthrie police force was kept
hustling last night In an effort to find
tho 2-year old daughter of Mrs. Carl
Craig. Mrs. Craig has been living with
her brother-in-law. Merchant Parsons,
on North Division street, for several
weeks. The baby has been with her,
Yeeterday her husband came In from
Kansas City, and going to the Parsons
home took the chrid. Mrs. Craig saw
her husband leave the house with the
baby and Immediately notified the po
nce lorcei Alter a ion "sarch Mr.
Craig was finally found by Officer Tip
ton In a room at the Dally. He had
the baby. During the search Mrs. Craig
cried, "Please don't lt him harm the
The strange part of the case Is that
after the baby was found Mr, and Mrs,
Craig kissed and went home together
It Is alleged that the Crals domestic
life Is not tranaull
TAvrrcs c(iMimox to mf.kt.
Bniuo Old (inme will in- i r.eil Once More at
Washington, Aug. 29. The Daw-;s
commission will meet nt South McAles
ter on Wednesday next. It Is possible
that Chairman Dawes will not.lje pres
ent at the time by teason of tit health.
General Armstrong, of the commission,
says he Is not discouraged by the char
acter of the resolutions passed by the
Chlckasaws and Creeks, as reported In
the Journal a few days ago. He, does
not think that the meetings held are an
Indication that nothing can be done by
the commission this year. On the con
trary, he believes that If the people
:an be made to understand their real
Interests, favorable terms can bo made
with them this year In time to report to
congress the commlng .session. It Is the
general opinion .pfHiejnembcrs of the
commission that an arrangement will
be secured with the Indians that will
lead to the ownership of townslt,- prop
erty. This will form a basis for limited
taxation for those living In tho towns
and afford some schoools and other ad
vantages of civilization. Tho plan pro
posed will be to have n commission ap
pointed, unless the present one can at
tend to It, to value town property, and
let the occupants buy up their holdings
on this basis. And at the same time
the law will provide for securing land
for other townslto locations, which will
givs an opportunity for settlers to se
cure lots for business which they ca:
own. The while plan has not been
worked out by the commission In detail;
It has only been discussed In a general
way, but the Idea will be perfected
when on the ground. It is desired by
the members of the commission to have
n report ready by the 1st of December
and submit It to congress.
rrjI.FII.LK.il A tlltnU'HOMH FltOMUU.
Mr. TwMinlly l'rearhes Funeral Serinuh
us I'cr Contraet,
Guthrie, O. T.. ,Aug. 29. Several
years ago J. N. Caldwell, residing seven
miles south of town, nnd General
Twamley, of this city, made a gruesome
wager. Caldwell bet that he would out
live Twamley, and a compact was en
tered Into between the two men that
the one should preach the other's fun
eral. Last Sunday Caldwell died after
a brief Illness. The funeral was held
Monday, and General Twemley, true
to his promise, conducted the sad rites
and delivered a wnrm tribute over tho
bier "of his deceased friend. Tho fun
eral was largely attended.
tiici:i or i.iri'..
Dklnhomu Mnu Commits Hulclclo
T.eut en worth, Kansas.
Leavenworth, Aug. 29. (Special.)
A strnnger tired of life committed sui
cide In the city Monday, but nothing
was known about his having done so
until yesterday afternoon. The name
of the stranger Is O. T. Churchill and
his home won In Klldare. O. T.
Very -little Is knowa nbout Churchill
here, as he has only been In the city a
short time. Ho Is said to have been
going around with a veteran, dressed
In citizens clothes, and that he acted
vory queerly at times. Churchill's con
duct did not suit the police and, they
had him at headquarters Monday fore
Hu did not seem to be a crook and
showed letters that gave him a good
rcuptatlon and said that he was going
to leave town, when he was released.
Nothing has been seen of him since and.
the police thought he had departed.
TOOK POISON MONDAY.
From all thnt can be learnede went
to his room at Messtl's hotel at Sixth
and Delaware streets on Monday even
ing and took a do3e of morphine.
Nothing was seen or heard of hl'm un
til yesterday afternoon when nome one
at the boarding house entered his room
which was not locked, and found him
dead In bed. Ho waa nl his night shirt
nnd was all covered but the face.
WAS TIRED OF LIVING. "
Coroner McGIll was notified, when an
examination was made and it was
found that he was bally decomposed.
His fitiire werp In such a condition
th.it 't ;o:tld not be toid what kind or
a looking man ho was. This note wan
found on a stand beside his-bed.
"My name Is a. C. Churchill. Klldare.
O. T. I am tired of living. I have noS
got nny money with me, but my sister
has got my daughter and $200. I havo
$1 in my pocket to telegraph to my sis
ter, Mrs. Peter Hollenbeck, Klldare,
A coroner's Jury was summoned and
viewed the body and today they will
hear testimony bearing on the death.
Owing to the bad condition of the
body, It was placed In a coffin and sent
out to Mount Muncle cemetery last ev
ening, where it will be kept until his
sister can be heard from. She was tel
egraphed to by Coroner McGIll last
Ihore who saw Churchill ry that h:
W about 33 years old and that he was
Well dressed. He did not seem to have
been a worklngman nnd did not stat
his occupation to the police. .
Minor Oklahoma Notes.
Cotton picking Is now In progress
It la sa'd that at Chandler one of the
commissioners Is on trial for rape.
Is tho craze waning? A young lady at
Perry adverllseo her bicycle for sale.
The Guthrie Building and Loan associa
tion gets JG per cent premium on tt3
A man with a name that cannot be pro
nounced has arrived at Guthrlo to give
Thero Is avcucumber in Payno county
33 Inches long; and Is reckoned to be of 6
The railroads are offering special rates
to Ponca City on the day when Mrs. Lease
makes a speech there. '
For some reason that Methodist church
South and the Methodist North in Okla
homa refused to unite.
Territorial Treasurer Turner Is now
trying to see how his pass will work as
far out as Manltou, Colo.
A boy got loose on a technicality, at
Perry the other day from the clnrge that
ho had stolen a conductor's punch. ,
Cyrus Cowan was acquitted of the mur
der of Willie Coleman at Newklrk. after
the Jury had been out fifteen minutes.
Last Sunday the Atlanta Constitution
contained a column and a halt obituary
of the late Register Patterson of Enid.
Hay has dropped to Sl.W per ton at Enid
and thero are several horses on hand to
feed, despite the popularity of the 14
cycl. Samuel Watklns, a very old man living
ear Oklahoma. City, was crushed to death
the otheruay by the caving In of the root
of a dugout.
Charles lfolleau Is under arrest at Wa
tonga for burglarizing the tepee of Mr
and Mrs. Touching Ground. Think ol
burglarizing a tepee.
Malcolm McKlnnon, who did most of thi
writing on the Oklahoma City Star when
It was alive .is now working on a news
paper In Fort Smith. ,
The Oklahoma people are tho gralwt
on earth far "summering," They are row
returning rom such trip from all pSat
of tho habitable glob
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