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ST HKdjita la Cfegk
vol. xxm.
NO. 40
Wlieel Tracks to the River.whcre the Man's
Clothes are round But Never a
Bit of a Corpse can be Found.
Omaha. Neb., July 3. Five badly
frightened individuals occupying mur
derer's cells at the police station, a
residence resembling in many respects
a slaughter housp and the unaccount
able absence of John Seljan are the fea
tures of a peculiarly mysterious trage
dy which Is engaging all the Omaha po
lice force and detectives tonight
Seljan is the supposed victim while
Mr. and Mrs. Mate Mikan, Anton Ruc
kovitz, John Uban and John Drubnitz
are the prisoners. Robbery is the pre
sumed object of the crime, but the fea
ture most confusing the police is the
unexplained absence of the corpse.
No. 1205 Pierce street, a boarding
house, is the scene of the crime. A
hasty examination of the bedroom in
which the man supposed to have been
murdered slept, showed unmistakalbe
signs of a bloody conflict. A gerat pool
of blood was located near the head of
the bed, and the bed clothes were satur
ated in several places with blood.
Bloody footprints were found on the
bed quilt and pillow. The doorcasing,
wall and floor were stained in several
places with blood. A razor, a pocket
knife and an iron crowbar about two
and a half feet long were found in the
bedroom, which, from appearances,
were used as weapons in the struggle.
The strange demeanor of the inmates
of the house was such as to prompt the
detectives to place them under arrest.
-Several persons had blood on their
clothes. All concerned are Poles.
Monday the missing man secured
$1,000 from the old country. To obtain
this money the crime was committed,
it is thought. The police are of the
opinion that after the murder was com
mitted the clothes of the murdered man
which were found on the river bank,
were placed where found for the pur
pose of leaving the impression that the
man had committed suicide by drown
ing himself in the river. The immediate
discovery of the clothes and the early
appearance of the police at the cottage
prevented the murderers from carrying
out the further arrangements of re
moving the tell tale pool of blood, the
blood stained and bloody bedclothes.
The body, it is believed, was removed
from the house sometime during the
night, judging from the fresh wagon
wheel tracks directly in front of the
house, which indicate that a wagon had
been backed up to the sidewalk in front.
The condition of the blood on the
floor indicates that the killing could
not have been done much later than
midnight. The fact that Sejan's cloth
ing and suspenders wre soaked with
blood is taken to indicate that he was
killed soon after he returned home last
night and before he had undressed.
Several residents in the neighbor
hood say that Seljan had all sorts of
money yesterday and that he said that
he had just received a large amount
from the old country. One of the men
who were arrested told one of the of
ficers that Seljan had got a lot of money
recently. Tonight the police are try
ing to find the body. Two trunks were
"taken from the house during the night
and sent to St. Louis. The police are
investigating this clew and think the
body has been cut up and placed in the
trunks. '
state central committee, giving Is as
his opinion that such a nomination
should be made.
In regard to the Cobb case, cited by
the gentlemen wfeo contend that it
would not be in keeping with statu
tory requirement to fill a vacancy on
the supreme bench bv an election in an
odd numbered year, Mr. Johnson says
that it does not bear out the construc
tion placed upon it. "I am convinced,"
he says, "that the understanding of
the supreme court is that a vacancy
in any state office, Including supreme
court justice, can only be filled by the
governor's appointee until the next
general election occurring more than
thirty days after the happening of the
vacancy, irrespective of whether that
general election occurs in an odd or
even year."
Mr. Johnson "holds that the term
"regular election," used in the consti
tution, means "general election" under
supreme court construction, and the
statute defines a "general election" as
the election required to be held on the
first Tuesday succeeding the first Mon
day in November in each year. "The
general theory of our laws, both con
stitutional and statutory," says Mr.
Johnson, "is that our people shall have
tne privilege of electing their officers,
and should a vacancy occur, provision
is made for filling it only until the
first opportunity for the people to elect,
giving thirty days for deliberation.
Judge Brewer, in construing the stat
ute under which Governor Morrill had
appointed Judge Martin, in Eighth
vansas, Sii, sums up the whole matter,
in my opinion, in these words:
"The meaning of the sections above
quoted is plain and obvious. No
language could be used which would
more clearly express the object which
the legislators sought to accomplish.
In case of vacancy tne governor was
to designate some one to discharge the
duties of the office until the succeed
ing fall election, at which time the peo
ple were eo elect a successor. The ap
pointee could hold only until the fall
election, and the qualification of the
officer then elected. The officer then
elected held the unexpired term. This
construction is supported if support it
needs by the reasoning in the case of
Watson vs. Cobb, Second Kansas,
page 93, where the court says 'the gen
eral principle is th'at the judiciary are
elective. The exception made to meet
possible necessities is by appointment
to fill vacancies, but that appointment
is expressly limited and must expire at
the next regular election.' "
She Wears Men's Clothes Out and Out and
has Done Away with the Discussion
About Dress Reform at Once She also
Chews Tobacco and is an Expert Marks
woman with the Liquid Output Thereof
Under Arrest Charged with Selling
Liquor to the Ked Man New Woman
Gone Bad Oklahoma News.
Perry, O. T., July 3. Special.) Can
ton, Bush and Owens, deputy United
States marshals, returned to this city
today with several United States pris
oners charged with various offenses.
Among the number is a gir about 15-year-old,
named Jennie Stevenson, who
was arrested in male attire, and still
wore the garb when placed in jail here.
She naviely remarked on the street as
she squirted a stream of tobacco juice
at a crack in the sidewalk that she
liked men's clothers better than those
of her own sex, especiall for her busi
ness. She is a splendid sample of the
new woman in a depraved line.
The charge against her is introducing
and selling whisky to the Indians of
the Osage nation, and she seems to have
plied her vocation for a long time suc
cessfully, going In the guise of a boy
tramp hunting work.
Frank "Wilson is arrest also and charg
ed with stealing the above named Jen
nie from the marshals in the Triangle
after she had been arrested some two
weeks ago.
The old stone building on C street,
east of the railroad track and across
from the county jail, is being fitted up
by Marshal Nix for United States pris
oners as the deputies find it often very
inconvenient to take prisoners to the
United States jail at Guthrie, and our
county jail is not of sufficient capacity.
the army praying in their quarters,
while hundreds of citizens are discuss
ing pro and con the crusade. The "War
Cry," the official organ of the army, in
speaking of the ordinance and the pro
bable arrests, states that the entire
army of Oklahoma and the Indian Ter
ritory will be sent here to make the
welkin ring.
Kansas Pacific and Rock Island Trains
Annulled Both Ways.
Denver, July 3. Trains both ways
on the Kansas Pacific railroad were
annulled today on account of wash
outs. The flood washed out fourteen
bents of a bridge on the Kansas Pa
cific, about one mile east of Turkey
Creek, and about twenty feet of the
filling. There was also about 1.100 feet
of filling washed out at mile post 40C,
and at Smoky bridge, east of Lisbon
about one mile, all bents were carried
away, and a number of feet of ap
proaches to the structure also vanish
ed. On the Rock Island between Good
land and Jennings three bridges have
gone out and trains were also an
nulled both ways. The line of the flood
was about fifty miles east of the Colorado-Kansas
line. Trains will be run
ning on both roads tomorrow.
Atchison Police Commissioners Lay
Joints Before the Governor.
Topeka, Kan., July 3. The Atchison
police commissioners were here today.
They say they came to have a square
talk with. Governor Morrill and if
possible arrange a compromise. The
Atchison men here today say the com
promise may be to order the saloons
up stairs if the governor will agree to
that. Commissioner Carpenter said to
day: "Yes, the saloons are closed. In
fact, if the governor orders, we could
do nothing else but order them closed."
torin.il Test of the FirM Plant at Goodiand
KanH.ts Next Thursday.
Topeka, Kan., July 3. The state
board of irrigation will formerly open
the irrigation plant at Goorlland, Sher
man county, on July 9. This is the
first plant completed under the law
providing for irrigation experiments.
The well is a six-inch tubular one, and
Is 166 feet deep. The pump is a single
stroke Cook, with a six-inch cj Under
and a 36-inch stroke, and it will lift
120 gallons a minute, or 7,200 gallons
an hour. The power Is a gasoline en
gine, which will consume eight gallons
or gnsoline every ten hours. Near by
a reservoir has been constructed, 125
feet long, SO feet wide and 6 feet deep,
with a capacity of f.00.000 gallons. The
entire cost of the plant has been $1,600,
but an individual by superintending
the work himself could duplicate it for
about 1,200. It is estimated that the
expense of operation will be about a
dollar a day, or $150 for the irrigation
season. The principal expense will be
for gasoline, as the machine requires
no engineer except to start and stop it.
A house has been built over the en
gine and tanks, and it is Ikely that the
plant will be leased, with certain priv
ileges of experiment reserved to the
state, as no provision has been made
for crop experiments. It is estimated
that such a plant is suliicient for the
use of any farmer in that region. By
taking advantage of winter irrigation
it will supply moisture for from forty
to eighty acres. The pump's flow will
distribute one Inch of water over 3
acres in ten hours, and it is clamed
that two inches of water put on land
during the winter will hold a crop un
til June without any natural moisture.
A man could by deep ploying in Sep
tember plant forty acres of wheat and
by turning on water in November his
crop would be assured. Twenty acres
of alfalfa could be grown. leaving
twenty acres for garden vegetables and
other "crops that will grow at that al
titude, and the remaining eighty acres
of his 160 acres would be for his stock
to graze upon. As the pump will dis
tribute two inches of water over
thirty-five acres in twenty days, a far
mer "would have an ample supply of
moisture to meet the demands of the
summer months.
The board has prepared an elaborate
program for the opening, and a big
crowd is expected. The state officers,
congressmen, members of the legisla
ture and other distinguished people
have been invited to attend.
Not Even in Prohibition Crusades was
Thirst Ever so Great.
Atchison, Kan., July 3. Every joint
in Atchison is closed today and the in
dications are that they will not be al
lowed to re-open. Two hundred men
are out of employment as a result.
Mayor "Waggener had a conference
with Governor Morrill yesterday and
tried to gain his consent to permit the
joints to run but failed. Joints have
been a source of $15,000 revenue annual
ly to the city.
This is the first time since Atchison
was founded that no liquor is for sale
in any place in the city, drug stores
excepted. Even during past prohibi
tion crusades a few places have been
State Temperance Union Met.
Topeka, Kan., July '3. Credentials
have already been received from four
Hundred delegates to tomorrows con
vention of the state temperance union.
"This." said Secretary Wake, today,
"indicates that there will be over S00
delegates here."
K:uiansoii the Cadet List.
Washington, July 3. The following
cadet appointments to West Point have
been made during the week: James T.
Davis, Patterson, Mo., Jesse Banken
ship, alternate. Yellville, Ark., Hugh
Harrison, Greenville, Mo., James T.
Fitzpatrick, Concordia, Kan.; Christ
ian Kenny, Manhattan, Kan., alternate.
Heavy ICatn at Caldwell.
Caldwell. Kan., July 3. Last night a
very heavy rain fell In this vicinity.
Twelve or fifteen miles south of this
place near Medford about 1.000 feet of
the Rock Island railroad track was
washed out. Trains are at a standstill
until repairs are completed.
Fireworks Get In Hurry.
Winfield, Kan., July 3. The stock of
fireworks in the Racket grocery acci
dentally ignited and the entire stock
was consumed. The adjoining dry
goods store beloning to the same firm
was badly damaged by smoke. The
loss on stock and building is estimated
at $5,000.
Hatch Hearing N Deferred.
Hutchinson, Kan., July 3. The hear
ing of the charges preferred by the
board of managers against superin
tendent Hatch of the state industrial
reformatory has been deferred until
Saturday. There is some prospect that
the case may be compromised.
UnjcrJnhnnoD of l'eabody, Kana, De-cla-es
It to be Necessary.
Topeka, Kan., July 3,-T. G. Johnson
of Pea body, a member of the commit
tee to whom was referred the question
of the legality of a nomination for
chief justice of the supreme court this
fall, has addressed a letter to Chalr-
12 Richardson of the Democratic
He i Much Iiuprocd out Must ExcrcUe
the Gret-t Care.
London, July 3. There is a doubtful
rumor that comes by way of Paris that
Prince Bismarck Is dead.
Hamburg. July 3. The rumor of
Prince Bismarck's death is found to be
without foundation.
Berlin, July 4. The Kolnlsche Zei
tung says that Prince Bismarck, since
the death of his wife, has had frequent
attacks of depres.-lon.
"The recent fetes." this authority
goesojlto say, "in connection with
his birthday left him exhausted. His
literary work prior to the opening of
the Baltic also tended to make his
condition worse. Some of the articles
he wrote displayed his condition of ir
ritability. "We learn from good sources that al
though he is greatly improved he ex
ercises the greatest care.
Jefferson City, Mo.. July 3. Gov
ernor Stone today pardoned Samuel
Kinney, colored, and James Cook.
They are the beneficiaries of the usual
Fourth of July executive clemency.
Kinney was a twenty-five years, and I
Attorney Gcnerci Harniaii not Disposed to
Press the Injunction.
Washington, July 3. Attorney Gen
eral Harmon called on the secretary of
the interior this afternoon, just before
4 o'clock, for the purpose of finding out
something of the secretary's attitude
in the Choctaw right of way case in
Oklahoma. The attorney general, as
has been indicated in these dispatches,
has all the while been somewhat em
barrassed in this case by reason of the
tact that it has come up since Secre
tary Smith left town, and he has been
unable to find out what the interior
wanted done, and as the department
of justice is simply supposed to be
carrying out the wishes of the interior
in the case, the new attorney general
has been embarrassed to some extent,
but not so much so that he failed to
take action in the matter, the full
meaning of which has been covered In
the dispatches.
Secretary Smith on being asked by
the attorney genral today about the
case, stated that he had no interest in
the matter, and that he had done noth
ing to keep up the litigation, but that
he refused to approve a certain right
of way and told the representative of
the company that if they would sub
mit a right of way along a different
line, which he designated, he would
approve that. The representatives of
tne company insisted that they could
construct and maintain the road on a
right of way not approved by him.
Personally he did not know whether
they were right about it or not, but
when the matter had been presented to
Mr. OIney he took the position that the
company could not and started pro
ceedings to test the matter in the
courts. The secretary added that he
cared very little about the case under
any circumstances and intimated that
as far as he was concerned the whole
matter might be dropped and he would
make no complaint.
This outline of the situation by the
seretary left the new attorney general
with the Impression that there was no
call for his prompt action in the mat
ter of securing additional injunction
to prevent the company from complet
ing its line over the disputed right of
way between now and the 22nd inst.,
when the appeal taken from Justice
Scott's court is to be given a hearing
by the supreme court of the territory.
Mr. Harmon had intended to take this
hasty action by way of protecting the
interior, should the secretary of the
interior take the position that he had
any interest in the case. But under
his changed views in the matter, in
which he appears to care but little for
It, Mr. Harmon will allow the former
order to remain, as it annlied to ner-
fectlng the appeal and forcing a hear
ing of it on the 22nd Inst.
In the vent the government wins the
case on the appeal, the decision will
prevent the company from using the
road over the disputed right of way,
even if it Is completed when the case
is decided.
The indications are very plain that
the efforts of the representatives of
the company on Secretary Smith have
had a modifying effect, for some time
ago he was very certain that he did
not intend to back down, and that he
wanted defense by the department of
justice. Snce his return from the
suoth, the company's representatives
have conferred with the secretary and
they appear to have left him In the
condition in which the attorney gen
eral found him today. This is a violent
change of front on the part of the sec
retary, which all the people concerned
will be greatly interested In finding
out about, with full particulars.
The plan of the company's repre
sentatives was made known some days
ago and It appears to work all right
enough. Their first step was to get
Smith to become attached to the com
pany and then ask the attorney gen
eral to dismiss the suit. While the sec
retary has not asked the attorney gen
eral to dismiss the suit, he appears to
be coming around very fast. The at
torney general will be urged to this
action now by the company's representatives.
Large Tract of Farming Land Inundated
and Great Damage Done.
Medford, OD. T., July 3. (Special.)
A cloud burst on the divide west of
Medford last night about 10 o'clock
completely inundated a large area of
farming country. The large volume
of water running Into Pole Cat, Qsage
end Bullwhacker creeks caused these
streams to overflow their banks, and
coming on the settlers so suddenly
gave them no chance to escape. The
water rushed down on the Rock Island
road, washed out some fifteen hundred
feet of track and caused considerable
delay to traffic. No one so far as
known was drowned, though several
had very narrow escapes. The people
quickly fled to the house tops and places
of safety and those thot could rendered
assistance to their less fortunate neigh
bors. The damage will be very large
to the farmers and growing crops, stock
being drowned and farm implements
washed away.
Hennessey, O. T., July 3, Heavy
rains throughout the Cherokee strip
last night have raised all the streams.
Salt Fork river is at its highest point
since 1S71, and one bridge was washed
out near Medford, on the Rock Island
She is Known as a Tough One in the City of
Her Childhood.
Omaha, Neb., July 3. Vera Stan
wood, the handsome, dashing and un
scrupulous woman who is said to have
stolen the affections of Champion Cor
bett frdm bis wife. Is well remembered
by many of the local men abort town.
She was an Omaha girl and it was in a
Ninth street resort that she started
out on the life which she has since fol
lowed witli enough notoriety to satiate
even the most exacting member of the
lower world.
The woman's right name is Jessie
Taylor. At the time of her birth her
father was a switchman in one of the
Omaha yards, while her mother and a
sister still reside on North Sixteenth
street in this city. From her earliest
years she was not satisfied with the
fare which the switchman's salary pro
vided and in looking for a chance to
better herself she found and accepted
a position in a down town restaurant.
At this time she gave abundant prom
ise of the beauty which subsequently
enslaved the fighting champion and
she acquired a list of admirers long
enough to completely turn her giddy
After a few years Jessie struck up
an acquaintance with Lon George, who
was drivng a hack at that time. She
finally married him. After three or
four years of married life.during which
a child was born, they disagreed and
separated. The woman claimed that
it was on account of the cruelty of her
husband, but, however that may be,
she graduated from the married state
into a life of shame. She was the mis
tress of several local sports and finally
dropped down into a tenderloin resort,
where she set a pace that made even
the hardened skates of several years
standing open their eyes. But the town
grew too elow for her rising aspira
tions and about four years ago she
went to Chicago, where she adopted
the name of "Vera Standwood, and soon
became the rage among a certain class
of rounders. .
Her face and figure pained her en
trance into the Allen resort on Dear
born street and there she soon became
a favorite. The Allen place was then
the swell resort of the city. She form
ed the acquaintance of all the leading
sports and some of the prominent bus
iness and professional men of Chicago.
Numerous stories are told of her mad
escapedes during her residence In the
Allen palace and she was noted as at
once the most beautiful and abandon
ed of the fastest circle of a very rapid
A short time after she moved to
Frankie Wright's resort in Plymouth
Place and It was there she met the big
bruiser, who was at once her slave. He
had visited the house in company with
a party of sporting men and a mutual
attraction has existed ever since. She
went to New Orleans to see him whip
John L. Sullivan in 1S92 and it is claim
ed that she saw the fight from, the
vantage of male attire and an eye
glass. When Corbett was absent on
his trips endearing telegrams were
daily exchanged, until a row, in which
another flame of Corbett's and a well
known Chicago sporting man figured,
broke up the Intimacy for a time.
After the world's fair Vera found
herself without a cent, and after a
friend of her's named Grace Lee, had
pawned her diamonds the two women
pi pared to seek more attractive fields.
They fitted themselves up with some
fashionable costumes and went to San
Francisco to attend the midwinter
fair. They quarreled. During a drunk
en orgie Vera noticed a picture of Cor
bett on the wall of a wine room. That
started a discussion, in which she re
sented some remarks made by her com
panion, and afterward laid in wait for
her and stabbed her several times. The
Lee woman finally recovered and Cor
bett heard of the escapede and went
back to his old flame. Since then it is
claimed that he has promised to marry
her. and is only waiting to obtain a
legal separation from his wife to unite
himself with his mistress.
Schedule of Examinations tho Latter Half
of the Year for the Western States and
Territories Some States that do not
Stand Much Show, Owing to Excesive
Appointments Hitherto Dallas Appli
cants Can't Take in the Prize Fight the
Same Trip Statistical Institute Ide's
Trouble Washington News,
Verdict of
DUsatisded Brother Break. Off a Match
Guthrie. O. T., July 3 A terrible
double murder is reported from Garvin,
seventy miles east. Noel Gardner was
to be married to Miss Durrant Mondav.
but her brother Rudolph objected to
the marriage and when Gardner and
Cephas Garvin, a cousin of the young
lady, called at her home Sunday-, the
girl's brother met them at the door and
shot and killed thm both. He fled to
the woods and has no: yet been cap
Cook a nlnetv-five vears convict.
Drummer Boy at Oklahoma City ha Been
Arretid and Fun will Follow.
Oklahoma City, O. T , July 3. In the
presence of almost the entire popula
tion of this city, congregated in the
streets, the drummer boy of the Salva
tion army was arrested last night,
charged with disturbing the petce A
short time ago the city council, with
out the signature of the mayor, passed
an ordinance prohibiting parades on
the streets by the Salvation army, and
tonight was set apart for making the
arrest. The army marched forth as
usual, pale faed and firm, and after
passing for several blocks through the
densely packed streets, hailted in front
of a Broadway sal ton and began, their
usual meeting. The drummer boy is
Not Gnllty W Received With
Great KtithuIam.
Syracuse, N. T., July 3. In the trial
of Robert Fitzsimmons for the alleged
murder of Con Rlorden, his sparring
partner, today, expert evidence to the
effect that all Riorden's symptoms
prior to his death Indicated that he
was troubled with dropsy and other
organic disease, and that the blow
given by Fitzsimmons was not suf
ficient to cause death. The defense
rested this afternoon.
At exactly S:15 o'clock this evening
the jury returned a verdict .of not
guilty after having been out about
tnree and three-quarter hour3. The
announcement by the foreman of the
jury was greeted by rousing cheers
from the voices of the people that
more than filled the court room, and
the gavel of Judge Rose was power
less to quiet the enthusiasm. Fitzsim
mons was congratulated by hundreds
and immediately sent a mc-ssager boy
with a telegram to his wife announcing
his acquittal. After shaking hands
with all the jurors and with Judce
Rose. Fitzsimmons went immediately
to hi hotel and at 11.20 this evening
he left for New York.
Voan Getlcmcn of the Board of Trade
Anticipate the Glorlon, Fourth.
Chicago, 111. July 3. There was a wild
patriotic demonstration in the pit at
the Board of Trade th:s afternoon,
when some of the younger members
exploded cannon firecrackers and other
noisy fireworks. President Baker sup
pressed the hilarity and suspended Mr.
H"nry Pool and Frank Partridce for
thirty days. They have appealed ;o
the board of directors.
i now behind the bar;
ie remnant o;
Stugeon. Mo'.. July 3. The Exchange
bank of this city has closed its doors
pending examination. William Vt'in
cott, the cashier, confessed to the di
rectors that he had used SZjyjQ, his sal
ary Ijaving been too small to permit
him to live comfortably. The bank
will unquestionably re-open before
long as the stockholders promise to
stake the shortage good,
Washington, July 3. The civil service
commisison has aranged a schedule for
the examinations to take place in all
parts of the country during the next six
months. Examinations as usual will
be held in every state and territory in
the union. The commissioners intimate
however, that examinations In certain
states will extend greater hope of pos
sibility than in others. They say the
share of appointments received by Alas
ka, Arizona, Delaware, District of Col
umbia, Maryland, Montant, Nevada
and Wyoming is at present excessive
and no applications for any departmen
tal examinations will be accepted from
legal residents thereof unless there is a
failure to secure eligibles from other
states. Applications from residents of
these states and territories will, how
ever, be accepted for all railway mail
and Indian service examinations.
California, Colorado, Connecticut.
Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Mas
sachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire,
New Mexico, New York, North Caro
lina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Ver
mont, Virginia. Washington and West
Virginia also have received an exces
sive share of appointments and during
the last half of this year no applications
for the clerk, copyist, the watchman or
the messenger examination will be ac
cepted from legal residents of these last
named states.
Following is the schedule for the civil
service examinations in the western
states for departmental railway mail
and Indian positions during the last
six months of 1S95:
Arizona, Tucson, November 4. Cali
fornia, San Francisco, October 25: Fres
no, October 2S; Los Angeles. October
30. Colorado, Denver, September 30.
Idaho, Pocatello. October 7. Iowa, Des
Moines, November 1; Davenport, No
vember 4. Kansas, Wichita, October
21; Salina, October 23; Garden City. No
vember 11. Missouri, St. Louis, Octo
ber 11; Kansas City, October 14; Spring
field, October, IS. New Mexico, Albu
querque, November, 8. Montana, Hele
na. October 9. Nebraska, Hastings, Oc
tober, 25! Omoha, October 23. Nevada,
Reno, October 9. North Dakota. Far
go, October. 21. Oklahoma, Oklahoma
City, October IS. Oregon. Portland. Oc
tober IG; Roseburg, October, IS. South
Dakota, Aberdeen, October 23; Sioux
Falls, October 25. Texas, Dallas, Octo
ber. 21; Austin. October 23; Galveston,
October 25; El Paso, November 6. Utah
Salt Lake, October 4. Washington, Spo
kane, October 11; Seattle. October 14.
Wyoming, Cheyenne, October 2.
The international statistical institute
will hold Its fifth annaul metting at
Berne from the 6th to the 30th of Au
gust next. The Swiss society has re
quested the government of Switzerland
to invite all governments of countries
where members of the Institute reside,
to participate, and to call attention to
the importance of the questions to bo
discussed, expressing the hope that the
United States may be represented by
such of its officials as may belong to the
Secretary Herbert has furnished Com
mander Ide all the papers in the case
which resulted in his being relieved of
his command. They consist of a state
ment by Admiral Meade and also one
by Assistant Secretary McAdoo. Com
mander Ide will make an explanation
of the circumstances from hi3 point
of view. It is understood that his con
tention with Admiral Meade was off his
station at the time they met In Panama
and was entitled to no more considera
tion that any ordinary citizen. It is
also said at the department that many
years ago Admiral Meade, then a com
mander, was in command of the Narra
gansett and Mr. Ide was a lieutenant
commander and executive officer.
Trouble occurred between them and
the ill feeling has never subsided.
In refusing to approve the findings of
the court In the case of Lieutenant
Dorn, Secretary Herbert has read quite
a lecture to naval officers. The acci
dent was caused by the failure of some
one to fill the recoil cylinder with liquid.
The cylinder was supposed to have
been filled at Mare Island. Dally In
spection of the recoil cylinder is re
quired, though no particular person is
designated to make the Inspection.
The secretary says: "It cannot be
that on a United States ship of war so
plain a regulation can be violated and
no one to blame."
He quotes from the drill book and
ordinance instructions, showing what
is the duty of the ship and continues:
"It would be Impracticable to prescribe
in their book or otherwise at the de
partment that each of the several duties
therein required to be performed should
be imposed upon some particular per
son on board the ship.
"The department cannot approve a
decision which seem3 to hold that In a
case like this an ordinance officer Is not
responsible simply because the regula
tions do not so declare in so many
words. Responsibility and authrolty
go together. An officer exercises con
trol over and superintendence of all
who are beneath him. If duties are re
quired In his department of the ship it
is for him to perform or tee that it Is
"An officer placed in charge of any
department of a vessel is supposed to
be equal to all exJgearles that may
arise. Within limits he must have
liberty of action, and duties like that
which were neglected in this case h
may often be obliged to devolve by
order upon one or another, but it Is no
excuse to say that he was very bury.
that he had many duties to perform,
that he could not personally have don?
a particular thing without working in
the nicht. Lieutenant Dora does not
even show that he dl-ecied any person
to examine and fill mis recoil cylinder
before the firing. He had notice the
day before of the pmcosed target prac
tice, lie rested confidently in the be
lief that this cylinder had ben 3l"d
twenty-thrc-e days before by workmen
"The drill book fvtbade him to rest
on any such belief. Is declares that aa
examination shall be madt immediately
preceding target practice.
-It is abundantly proven that th"
accused was a faithful and zealous of
ficer, but fidelity and zeal In other di
rections cannot excuse such culpable
negligence as has been exhibited in his
It is understood that Willis J. Moore,
now in charge of the forecasting oiSce
of the weather bureau at Chicago, has
been sekcted as chief of the weather
bureau to succeed Professor Harring
ton, removed by President Cleveland.
The selection of Professor Moor, it
is expected, will be announced wlt&n
twcnty-focr hours- Moore Is a Repub
lican and his appointment will L
strictly is accordance with civil itz-
Stye IBidjita laito .(gagle.
Wichita, Thursday; July 4. 18S5
Weather for Wichita todayt
Fair; warmer; southerly winds.
Snn Rise, 4:43; set, 7: -5.
Moon Ten Days Old; vets, 3:02.
1. .Mysterious 51 order in Omaha.
Oklahoma Dress Reformer Arrested.
Civil Service Examination Schedule.
Mrs. Stanford will Sell Jewels.
2. Directly on the Track at St. Joseph.
Yacht Racine In the Firth or Clyde.
Samoan Rebels Threaten Alore Trouble.
3. New York I-oscs the Eighth Straight.
Infantry Competition at St, Ixmls.
Markets Frepare for the Holiday.
Stock Market Steady and Higher.
5. Silver League Organization Completed.
Fat Moouejr Driven from Ills Home.
Annual Tournament of Tennis Club'
6. May Raid the Wichita Mountains.
Squaws will Race at 1 Reno Today.
7. Facts About the Author of "Coin."
8. Itayard to Prove Ills Patriotism.
Oregon Judge Indicted for ltribery Mali
Carrier Rons Himself-Great Silver
Find la Colorado Western News.
vice rules, as he has been in the service
since boyhood.
Japanese Insect Found that vrll Savo the
Potato Crop.
San Francisco. July 3. Professor
Koebele, the well-known entomologist,
who discovered In Australia the lady
bug, which cleared southern California
orange groves of the black scale, has
now found in Japan an insect which,
he asserts, will prove equally fatal to
the common potato bug. This beetle
he has not yet fully described, and he
is not certain that it will nourish in a
cold climate, although It Is found In
parts of Japan where snow falls.
Of course, it Is unnecessary to dwell
on the Importance of th.3 discovery to
all farmers east of the Rocky moun
tains, and the result of Koebele's re
searches will -be anxiously awaited.
The ptofessor will soon send specimens
and a full description to the Smith
sonian Institution.
Koebele also has another species of
lady bug which, he says, will clear
California citrus and deciduous or
chards of the white and black scale.
The Horticultural society is now de
veloping some of these bugs from
larvae, and as soon as they are out
they will be carefully distributed.
Obstriperons Individual Interrupts
Nuptials all of a Sudden.
Fort Scott, Kan., July 3. Dr. Hunter
of Chicago, a traveling doctor, with an
advertising company, drove sixteen
miles through the mud to this city tills
afternoon to prevent the marriage of A.
J. Bruce of Topeka and Miss Ida Guern
hart of Omaha and created a sensation
which resulted in his arrest. The young
man -and women were leading members
of the company and they came here to
get married. The doctor who, la ap
pe ars.Ioves the pretty young woman,
arrived at the Huntington hotel with
his silk hat, broadcloth clothes, and
white shirt all bespattered with mud,
just aa the ceremony was to be perform
ed. He entered the room where the of
ficiating Judge was waiting for a wit
ness, drew a pistol and attempted to
shoot Bunce. The two bcullleld, but tho
prospective groom was finally compell
ed to flee for his lift. The screams of
the female partons of the hotel attract
ed 500 people who, seeing Bunce run
ning hatless, supposed him to be the
offender and pursued him. He was cap
tured three blocks away in hiding in the
grain room of a grocery store. After
proper explanations he returned to the
hotel escortd by the city marshal and
the ceremony was performed. The doc
tor -was later found and arested.
Strong, Who Executed the Aatatn, had
Hanged Eighteen Men.
Washington. July 3. Robert Stronr,
familiarly known as "Colonel Bob
Strong," who executed Gulteau. the
assassin of President Garfield, died in
thi3 city yesterday of infirmities in
cident to old age, being close upon his
0th year. He had been an official of
the District Jail nearly thirty yearM,
and during that period had executed
eighteen crimnals, the last one only a
year ago. when his nerves seemed aa
steady as If not strained by the war
and tear of Feventy-nlne years of Ufe.
He was born in Albany, N. Y., and In
early life went for a sailor, and the
knowledge he thus acquired of ropes
and knots led to his selection aa the
"District hangman." Before settling In
Washington he went out to California
with the Forty-ulnars and assisted in
building the old San Francisco mint
He afterward took a hand In building
the hous wine of th capItoL Not
withstanding the grim nature of his
professional duties, he waa a Jovial,
kindhearted man la private life, and
sacrificed moat of his own mfans to
aid a brother in protracted litigation
of a claim of many thousands of dol
lars against the city government for
unpaid rvlces aa a contractor.
That clalnTwas finally decided In his
brother a favor, but two yeari after h
had died, worn out Hk a "Jarndyoe"
heir by tb long Htruggle.
Threo executions are rhduJ,'J to
take place in July, and it will be nec
essary to slect on of the Jail m-
pioys to perform th dutias formerly
San Francisco, July 3. The Chronic!
says Mrs. Leland Stanford is about to
start for Europe where she will tils
pose of her collection of Jewels valued
at over half a million dollars. The rea
son for this action is Mrs. Standford's
desire to make the Stanford university
a success. Litigation with the govern
ment over the Stanford estate ha
tied up her Income and funds are badly,
needed to maintain the university. Sha
will therefore sacrltice her Jewels la
order to supply the Institute.
Omaha, July 3. The board of flref
and pollcccommlssloners haveattacked,
the Omaha Tammany organization by
wholesale dismissal of sectarian agi
tators on the police force. The chief oC
detectives, one sergeant and sixteen
patrolmen were dismissed forthe good
of the service. Tho commisslonerar
acted unanimously in dismissing the
men. The commissioners dismissed,
the men from the service for varloua
reasons, and announced officially that
it was "for the good the service.".
It was further decided to abolish tho
office of chief of detectives and to placo
all the detectives under the control!
and supervision of the chief of polict.
The places made vacant will be Wnme
dlati'Iy filled. It is rumored that fivo
more officers are on probation and thac
It is possible that there will be morn
vacancies on the police force lu th
near future.
Omaha. July 3. X special to the
Been from Pender, Neb., says: Cap
tain Beck did not evict anyone today;
and those thrown out of their homea
yesterday by armed Indians returned
to their houses today. An incident 1&
connection with the land leases cams
to light today to the effect that bribe
have been given and taken at th
agency for the procuring and secur
ing of leases on favored tcrma. Gecat"
Bring, a man of excellent reputation,
made an affidavit to Inspector .Mc
Laughlin to the effect that In order to
secure a lease at the agency on favor
ablo terms, he bad to pay $160 t tJM
clerk In charge; that he gave his note
for this amount lxi addition to tht
amount he paid the Indians. Th
clerk disposed of the not to th
First National bank of this place,
which now holds lu
Denver, Colo., July 3. Potofflei In
spector McMechln was Informed by
telegraph this afternoon of the arrie
of Charles Entelno Tareljo at Silver
City. N. M., on x chargo of robbing the
malls. Tarcljo carried the malls be
tween Frisco and Lur.a In a wild coun
try bordering on th Arizona line.
Twice in June he reported that maakel
robbers held him up and rifled tha mall
Evidence has been obtained that h
himself wan the robber.
Portland, Or., July 3 Municipal
Judge S. S. Judge was arrested thin
afternoon on an Indictment returned by
the grand Jury charging him with mal
feasance In office and bribery. Tim
municipal Judge's ofticj baa been undT
Investigation for Bomo time, and It la
said that the indictment in the outcome
of the discovery by thj district attor
ney of much Judicial corruption.
Los Angeles. Cal.. July 3 Fred Kn
nett, the slayer of Detective A. JJ. Law
son, was arraigned in the euperloe
court today and pleaded not guilty.
It vrna rumored that a wealthy resident!
of St. Loulx had arrange! to procure
his rela ea bail but do cuch attempt
was mad".
Steamboat Springs, Colo., July 1.
There 1b great excitement In the neigh
borhood of Hahn Peak over the dis
covery of an Immcnw blow out of H
vr bearing rock iald to come from thu
Blanket vin. The ore ii eald to run
several hundred ounces of sliver to th
Short Line -"ttlero-ot Dont Help th
VTiera Ubn Anr.
Chicago. July 2, The western roada
are making no apparent progress In th5
organization of the Weaiera Liot Pa- 1
snr associatJ'-'n. They cpjttd that
when the troubl-? betwesa the Union
Pacific and Orwron Short Line wer
oace out of tie way they would ko right
ahead and x thrir association up cn
pl"tly. Not a wheel has ba !arod
yet In the formation of the asocia.tionn
Tell Gouernnr Morrill that they Caanot K
to l I'olicemen.
Topeka, Kan., July 3. John Catkir
and W. C Daniels. th two JtpubKcsus
members of tin board of police coca
mlsslonera of Kaiwaa City. Kart, call
ed on Governor Morrill yesterday, bus
not upon bminea., connected with Uk
prohibitory law. Tb comrailoner ar
etill bavin? some difficulty on acoounc
of the complaints ma4 in Ksjijwji City
that they have refused to rrgnJze cldf
soldiers in making appointmT3t m tip
polico forc Toe- corarnULwncrji nay
that thi la wholly without foundation i
and explain it by atatin? that the ruin
by whlh they ar govern"!. Tttry I
lav" pr1ntJ forma fur u.e la making
appticatVns and the blanks an furn
lhl tho who desire to tspply for iM
ttons Th9 veterans bt!rvj tht they
arj entlU'-d to recagnltioa without b
lag compelled to undergo an amini
IJon. but Ums commiiJ03er iri?t upotf
enforcing tb rvralaUona ni far ail
cva who apply for position.
During the visit th KOrtraor d th
ootambelsonera talked ovrr ih tifor'
rneai of tb liquor Jaw la that city.
The comrrxtlaon-r reported that forty
ievri pron had cperl &k'c x2tr
during the month of Jon. Tb tn-r
w-r arprxtf-d anc. rhjd tjtf of 106
tlrnea and tb-y eoatribaf! S244-3 to !i-
city exrjirffjur during th mooih.
6oe of th" men after bicg arrtwl
W: town and rr op timpiJC o
run jtaloonir 3d Joint. Otb-r ar
nvra w:ria:rjt aJ th" J2serj coo-
Chairman Caldwc-ll has hern lor Man
day In correspondence with the of- tirrue u arrest. tha. Th vhUky '
ficlals of the Union Pacise to Ecjre ' cvnt J making a hard fizbi. but thm
their co-operation but nothing haa d"- ,! csswer rpor- tffxi ifty x ;-
v eloped although all the z:g:u are Mid
to be premising.
r-ia vriih the eaforcensrat of tbe
OfHoers at Par3oa ct rva0l rA
Aitorsr rNerI to appoint aa .:
tat tterar swjerzl to AW la Tsforetuc
the law tbrv bat it t beiag forUsT
lnvctJg.rJ beferr actios I ika. j
thv deadlock that ha bevn rxtttex In
tie city council hxt hrn: bro, aitd
by t&e ! "? sJ o-trn vti the awyer
baa jKjeeeJcd In haTtsc 2i 9pial
a city marshal 4s2riid a5 ii is
No Scare tor th right.
Dalla. Texa. July X The refusal of
O'taptroller FinV-y to Uvue a acese
for tne Corbett-Fltzainimoc fight a.
had no perce?rJb! effect on th? rnanar-
ra of the KJOTida Athletic club. It is
not even Jooked aira a a frct Tbr
say thai eminent Ja wyer have CrcLU-l
br- Iav In TVra stvl ? Jhs mtn wCl I Mill in lsur tJs- jfwrm&"St Of tho
surely take plat la ibvjrUu; la th city Jfatar. TTse or max!! JwtS dlflieoJry
of Dallas ra October JL la ecurisr hi pic- U eM wrir
- . Jcsowa thtkl Jfee -araJ4 eio the k.
Lynn, Sfa.rsu. July Z.A. ikrt vhieh and kst. If ie i afcia !4Ei
atsrted In the Sajramore hotel Mode, lapfatwsst-win be :aa4e
in which a lararc qtutatity ef ctvrtStr Attexrirr CfttrraX Y. IU & h
and ftrewerScj. wa stored, l-trsrei J not taaiie hi rrsort ? tjVarvatS&s XX
property wtlraaud at the vaiac vt J Wlhlta to the veT feat itf 4
tivtf.fe: insurance, iiMi. . yiiiia ism
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