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k? f " - r : -? v . tjt Mchita & XUHMwM(; VOL. XXTTT. WICHITA, KANSAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 7. 1S95. NO. 43 laxlf TOgle kv- V I j ; 1 CLOUDS GREW SOLID THEY POUR OUT DESTRUCTION ON TWO MISSOURI TOWNS. WINONA IS WIPED OUT AMID THE SWIRLING DOOM ELEVEN LIVES GO OUT. BIRCH TREE ALSO DEVASTATED DARKNESS CONTRIBUTES TO THE HORRORS OF THE SOENE, Terrific Thunder and Lightning Accom panies the Downpour Property Loss Very Great Dead and Injured Springfield, Mo., July 6. A storm aw ful in its terror and total in its work of destruction, wiped out the town of Winona, on the Crescent river branch of the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis railroad, in Shannon county, at 10:30 o'clock last night. That eleven persons lost their lives is known to a certainty and eight men are missing. The dead are: REV. G. W. DUXCAM. MRS. J. TV. DUNCAN. MATTIE DUNCAN. MRS. CRAWFORD, Married daugh ter of Rev. Duncan. CRAWFORD GERT. GEORGE NEVINS. NORMA NEVINS. A little daughter of Lloyd Wright, MAGGIE GANNON. JOHN MORRIS. MRS. NEVINS. The bodies of Rev. Duncan, his wife and daughter, George Nervins, Norma Nervins and the Wright girl were re covered but the others have not been found. A slashing rain preceded by a stun ning wind set in at 9 o'clock last night. Whele the wind ceased the rain in creased in intensity until at 10 o'clock the water seemed to come down in a continuous stream. At 10:13 four feet of water was on the streets. In fifteen minutes more build ing could no longer stand the strain and began to careen and dissolve in the waters. Vivid flashes of lightning pierced the downpour, which came like the falls of Niagara. Houses were smashing, and in the water were hun dreds of men, women and children. It was like a shipwreck in the ocean. Cries of terror and shouts for help from the struggling people clinging to pieces of timber made the scene one that baf fled Intelligent effort to save the help less. The strong current rushing down the ravine or valley carried many to higher land and places of safety. When the torrent had to a degree sub sided, the men who had seen to their families turned their attention to oth ers, and by 3 o'clock in the morning the worst was over. Those who had escaped the sweep of the devastation stood shivering without clothing or without an opportunity to dry them selves. When the day dawned there was nothing of the homes In the town. There was no shelter, no food, no cloth ing. As soon as the destroyed tele grapic communication was restored, Mayor B. F. Evans telegraphed to this city for aid. Tonight the inhabitants of Winona are scattered among farm houses 'or have gone to neighboring towns. PROPERTY LOSSES. In all thirty building were destroyed. Among them were the A. Carter Lum ber company's building, loss $2,000; Mrs A. G. Scranton's millinery building, loss, 1,500; J. J. Bowen, three buildings, lois. $2,000; Chuch and Kissell Lumber company, loss, $1,500; the Barr hotel and the Pettis house, the Lewis house and the Sills house were all carried away. The following individuals lost houses: Tom McCord, Bill Howell, G. Jordon, Wilson Randolph, John Nor ris, George Hayfien, four houses; Jas. Hensley. Jack G. Gilbert, Tom Gal braith. Lloy Wright, Crandall Roberts, Geoige Farns, Joseph Miller, Rev. G. W. Duncan, D TV. Van and Dan Hol mes. The total loss is not less than SSO.OOO. Rev. G. TV. Duncan, who lost his life, was pastor of the Winona cir cuit, and was but recently ordained. He was formerly an engineer on the Iron Mauntain road. The bodies of Miss Mamie Duncan and Mrs. Craw ford were found at 4 o'clock this morn ing, and the others recorded, long after daybraek. Pome had floated three miles down Pike creek toward the northeast and in the direction of Cur rent river. At places the water was twelve feet deep in Winona. STORM AT BIRCH TREE. It is now known that Birch Tree, eight miles west of Winona, had its greatest storm at the same hour last night. No lives were lost there how ever but. Cord & Fisher, lumber deal ers, lost $2,000 by the destruction of their buildings. Other buildings were slightly damaged there. Winona, in point of population and business, was the most important town in Shannon county. Surround ing is are the llnest of the great pine tices of Shannon county. To the north tight miles the Current river Hows northeast and then bends to the south . ist. and touches the branch of the Memphis railroad at Chicopee. a dozen miles east of Minona. To the east and pouthwest of the town are hills. Val levs are east and west and a deep ra liiie goes northwest toward the liver. Along the side of this ravine or valley were clustered houses occupied by the families of the men who had been cm pl.wed in the Ozark Lumber company's jivli. When the cluods opened on the hills the water rushed down this ra ine carrying all before it. The rail way was on a slight grade, but the track was torn up and residence houses jind business buildings were swept with it into the torrent. Church & Kissell had the largest general store and the Missouri Land company had the other buildings near the railroad. 3?oth c'r'"-ed from the rush of water. fWinona. at the last town census, had 60S people. Eight miles west of T mona was sit uated Birch Trees, next in size in the . countv with 525 population. It had ' Fimilar interests and was a thriving place. On the morning of July 4 this town suffered from a downpour that was almost equal to a cloud burst. Great preparations had been made for a celebration and a mammoth dinner was spread under the trees. The storm swept everything away and many had narrow escapes from drowning. Again late in the evening there came another fliod visitation that was most disas trous in its results. MISSOURI RIVER IS RISING. Jefferson City. Mo., July 6. The heaviest rainfall this city and vicinity has had m fifty years fell last nighty Cain began falling at 7 o'clock and continued almost incessantly until 6 o'clock this morning. It is estimated that fully seven inches of- rain came down. Goose creek, which flows through this city, overflowed Its banks, flooded the valley and fiilled many houses with water to the depth of three feet. Several bridges have floated away. A bridge on. the Lebanon branch of the Missouri Pacific railroad is gone. The Missouri has risen two feet since last night SIX LOSE THEIR LIVES. Steamer Lady tee Strikes a Hidden Ob struction and Sinks. Memphis, July 6. By the sinking of the steamer Lady Lee, of the Lee line of packets, six persons lost their lives last night Those dead are: HARRY ROBINSON, boat baker. PETER WATSON, barber. Negro roustabout. Three negroe passengers. The boat struck a hidden obstruction at the 'head of Forty island, eighteen miles above this city, and sunk imme diately in fourteen feet of water. The other passengers and crew aboard were saved. The vessel was valued at $30,000 Memphis, Tenn., July G. Tonight it Is known that seven lives were lost by the sinking of the Lady Lee. The seventh victim is William Whitesides. All those drowned were colored. The boat is rapidly going to pieces and will be a total loss. BUT THEY WON'T TALK. Omaha Suspects ted to View tho Body of Scljan. Omaha, July 6. The four men and one woman who are held In connec tion with the Seljan murder were forced to view the body today in the hope of making them talk. Thus far they have refused to atlk and their silence has confused the police. The persons were escorted into the rear room at the morgue where Seljan's body lay. The cloth was uddenly raised from the body of the dead man and without a moment's warning they were brought face to face with their victim. John Bukove was in the lead. He is the man who is supposed to have been the prinpeipal in the crime. As soon as Seljan's discolored features ap peared before him Bukove broke down and screamed with terror. He put both hands over his face to shut out the awful sight and sobbed in the most pitiable manner. Drobnlc and Mikan were also equally affected but they did not break down. Mrs. Mikan broke down and wept bitterly for an hour. She went into hysterics and al most lost consciousness. As soon as Bukove's terror had partially subsided he was led to the head of the cooling board and asked if he knew whose face it was that lay before him. He said "no, no, no," and refused to make any other answer. LEFT TO DIE OF SMALL PCX. l'hysician Tells a Gruesome Tale of Negroes Down with tho Disease. Memphis, Tenn., July C Dr. F. S. Raymond, superintendent of the coun ty board of health, returned from a trip down the river to a. levee camp to day where smallpox was renorted. He tells a horrible story of tha sufferings of four negroes who had been isolated in a swamp near the state line and left to die of smallpox In a tent pitched on stilts in mud and water a foot deep he found the corpse of a negro man who died Thursday morning and by his side another victim in the last stages of the disease. In another tent was a man at the point of death and a woman almost exhausted from the strain of nursing him. The dead negroe was buried and the Mississippi authori ties were telegraphed to remove the oth ers but this Dr. Raymond says was re fused and they were left to die. OUTRAGED AND THEN CRUCIFIED Three Kentucky Toughs Add a KcUnemcnt to FioiKlishness. Louisville, Ky., July 5. A special to the Courier-Journal from Ashland, Ky. says: A horrible story of outrage and murder comes from the upper Blaine creek, Ellis county. A young girl named Jordan, while crossing a stretch of woods, enroute to the house of a neighbor, was forcibly taken to a deserted house in the mountain and re peatedly assaulted by three young men who are all recognized as tough citi zens. The fiends then choked the girl until they supposed she was dead, ac cording to the report received here, and placing her against the wall of the hut, with her arms extended, nailed her hands to the logs. The girl was dis covered some time later by a search ing party and recovered sufficiently to tell the names of her assalhants. She died later and the enraged people aie hunting the murderers, who escaped to the mountains. FOUGHT WITH THE REVENUES. Marshal and His l'oso stirs Up a Mighty ltud Moonshiner. Louisville, Ky., July 6. A special to the Comemrical from Sergeant, Ky., says: News come to this place from Beef Hide, Pike county, near the Let United States mashal and three deputy United States marchal, and three oth ers went into the mountains to arrest Alvin Centers, a notorious moonshiner and outlaw. Centers opened fire on the revenues from his still camp and a deadly battle followed. Two of the "shiners" near by heard the firing and burring to the scene, engaged in the battle, which lasted for some time and the deadliest ever fought in Pike coun ty since the Hatfield and McCoy's wag ed war here several years ago. Centers was shot twice in the abdo men and is hourly expected to die. Among the men who came to Centers' assistance were men named Cisco and Prater. Cisco was seriously wounded, and may not recover. One of the "re venues" was slightly wounded also, but only slightly. They have all been engaged In moonshining not more than 100 yards apart for over a year, and are desperate characters. THEY CALL. IT A TAKE. German Picnic Klot Story Meets Consider able Incredulity. Inlianapolis, July 6. The reported horrible riot at Siberia is not fully cred ited bore. There is a suspicion that when the full facts are known the riot ing will be found to have been not near ly so horrible as the faking. Evansville. Ind., July 6. Telegrams from Troy, Connelton. Tell City, and Huntington, say they know nothing about the reported not at Siberia. It looks like a fake. AKOTT A CIKU AXYWVT. There was a Row. hut it had no Religion Prejudice- In It. Louisville, Ky. .July 6. A special to the Courien Journal from Huntingburg. Indiana, says: The reported riot at Siberia. Perry county, on the 4th instant I turns out to have been merely n free-for-all fight, the result of jealousy be tween two young men, cousins, who were payincr attentions to the same young lady, and not brought about by religious dissension as reported. Four young men were pretty badly used up and a great many who engaged in the fight wore considerably bruised. No deaths will occur from injuries received in the affray. Stole the Whole stable. ct Tflt'is. Julv 5 Samp iinV-n.irm cuVnrit has deprived W. H. Leigh of his whole racing stable. Eight horses were stolen from their stalls at the fair grounds track and have disappeared nn,nUt1v- The horses stolen were. Uncles Abb, Black Knot, Rossmore Bansch, Besceda, Pow-wow. Fedora and Cora. The whole bunch is worth J5.000. The police are investigating. Manchester. X. K., July 6. Hon. E. F. Bogota. Colombia, arm ed her this even- I lag. accompanied by. Mrs. McKInaex, - j WERE NOT LOOKING BAXTEE SPRINGS PEOPLE ABE SUR PRISED BY A CY0L0NE. It Gives no Warning, but Sweeps in Its Fury Through the Town, Accompanied with a Fearful Rain Storm, which Adds to the Horrid Destructlveness of the Cy cloneFive Persons are Killed and There Is a I-ong List of Injured Floods at Other Kansas Points do Great Dam ageKansas News. Baxter Springs, Kan., July 6. Bax ter Springs was laid in ruins, and five people were killed and twenty others badly wounded by a bursting cyclone that struck the town about six o'clock last evening. The dead are: SALLIE "WEBSTER. FLORENCE WEBSTER. RALPH WEBSTER. H. H. HD3BS. Infant child of Thomas Shields. Scores of men, women and children in the town were more or less injured some fatally. Those reported are: Mrs Neal, both collar bones broken and in ternal injuries;James Neal, head wound and internal injuries; Roy Webster, right arm and right hip broken; Mrs. Martha Smith, hip dislocated and inter nal injuries; Etta Smith, Internal inju- ries; George A. Dickey, head wounas, A. Hancock, a serious head wound; Mrs. Thomas Shields, fatal internal in juries. Thre members of A. Sharpe's family were badly hurt." TWO CURRENTS MET. There seems to have ben two currents pf wind which struck the town, one from the north and the other from the west and these met near the Methodist Epis copal church, joined forces and turned east, doing serious damage to property before meeting, but after coming to gether the destruction was complete. In the track of the current from the north the passenger depot was the first thing damaged. Further on much dam age was done to residence property, shade trees and everything in its way. The current from the west seems to have been the stronger. It struck some of the residences west of the de pot, doing serious damage, but when it came to the yards of tho railroad, twenty-eight freight cars were thrown from the track and badly damaged. The depot was moved on the foundation, wrecked about the roof and the goods and other contents were badly flooded. Frcm the railroad track on to the point'of meeting the other current, dam age to property was not so great. The first object struck after the meeting was the Methodist Episcopal church. This was totally destroyed and it lies in a -heap of ruins. The current turned slightly to the southeast, doing a good deal of damage until it reached a point just west of J. M. Cooper's large store, wher it turned directly east, striking the store building, caving in the west end and badly damaging the roof. The store was flooded and much damage done to the goods. The next object of the storm's fury was the old black smith shop on the northwest corner of Military and River streets, which was completely swept away. The Christian church was directly in the path; it lies like a pile of kindling wood. The Epis copal church "was not touched, but the storm struck further up the street on the south side and from there not a residence escaped. RESIDENCES RUINED. J. M. Cooper had seven houses, in cluding the one in which he lived, very badly damaged. Colonel William March. A. G. Hanbeck. Mr. Childs, Ira Perkins the residences of all these are in ruins. Three members of the Webster family recently from Nebraska, the mother aged CO, daughter, aged 20 and son aged 4, were killed by lightning. Another eon had his leg broken and his shoulder dislocated and will probably die. M. B. Hibbs. aged about 60, died from excitement, falling dead in one of the stores on Military street. The old Occidental hotel, now used ns an opera house, was struck by light ning and somewhat damaged. Four large hay barns in the neighborhood of the freight depot were completely wreck ed. A conservative estimate of the dam age places it at $100,000. There was little, If any cyclone insurance. OUT IN THE COUNTRY The damage to property west of Bax ter Springs cannot be fully determined It Is reported that for many miles in the track of the storm that fences and barns are blown down and crops more or less destroyed. In the west part of Lyon township, the country seems to have had a touch of perhaps the same twister that lit down on Baxter. It struck the farm and house of Thomas Shields of Lyon demolishing his house and barns. Mrs. Shields and her two childre were in the building as the storm struck it. One of the children, a 2-year old baby girl, was killed, the older child's leg was bro ken and Mrs. Shields had her shoulder dislocated and was injured in her back spine. She will die. One or two other farms in the immediate vicinity of Mr. Shields' were damaged in fences, trees, etc. W. L. Archer was found dead on the Nolan farm in Sheridan township.! He left McCue yesterday afternoon about i o'clock where he ad been on business It is supposed that he was drowned while crossing a creek. Forty miners at work In mine No. 47 of the Kansas and Texas Coal company at Weir City, had no knowledge of the storm until the mine was deluged with torrents of water from above All had narrow escapes, and every mule in the mine was drowned. The rain was the mot violent storm ever known here, resembling a cloud burst, and the entire country is flooded. Reports of further fatalities seem al most certain when the roads are opened up. OTTAWA INUNDATED Ottawa. Kan- July 6. The Maires Ds Cygne at this place Is the highest known in thirty years. Forest park is flooded, the water having reached the platform of the tabernacle, submerging nearly all of the tenting ground oecu pied by tho Chautauqua assembly. Wa ter reached the top of the abutments of the Santa Fe bldge this morning, but by. 11 o'clock bad fallen two inches The west bottoms are undr water and resicenis uiuuk "w river were conpeu- ) ed to move tnetr nousehojd goods. The city water workr. pumps had stoppM pumping, being submerged in ten feet of water.and the fire department engine had to do the pumping from 6 p. m. till midnight. FLOODS AT CHETOPA. Chetopa Kan., July 6. The largest rain storm visited this section last ven ,Ing ever known in the history of the town, continuing about one hour and precipitating six or eight inches of wa ter. During the- storm lightning struck the dry goods store of Lehman & Co and communicating with the electric wires, disabled the dynamo and every light in the city went out. SMOKY inLL ON A TEAR. Salina. Kan., July 6. A bridge gang on the Missouri Pacific wich arrived this evening from Marquette, thirty miles southwest, state that the Smoky Hill river at that place has overflowed its banks and on the south side ex tends to the second story of the houses nearest the river and some of the r?u ple have been taken out ia boats. The approaches to the Missouri Pacific bridge are washed away and the bridge Itself is cearlyofC the abutments. .1, Nearly all the wagon bridges across the river west of here are swept away and the water is the highest ever known. The river has just commenced to raise here and it is expected that be fore morning it will be out of its banks. The Union Pacific succeeded in getting a train through to Ellis, but no farther. One hundred and four tourists ticketed for Denver were sent on a special last night to reach Denver via Manhattan and Omaha. THOSE HIGH HOTEL BILLS. Officials Explain by Buying They Rode in Pullman Cars. Topeka, Kan., July 6. Messrs Arm strong and Humphrey of the Hutchin son reformatory board, who were in the city yesterday, say that there is no truth whatever in the report that Su perintendent Hatch has resigned. He still holds his position and will have a hearing under the charges preferred by the board at Hutchinson next Monday at 1 o'clock, the hearing having been postponed from the day originally set on account of the Inability of Hon. Tully Scott, one of the members of the board, to be present. In regard to the vouchers for their eastern trip, the charges in which At torney General Dawes has character ized as excessive and unwarranted, the members say that according to their interpretation of the law they are en titled to 15 cents per mile for distances traveled on state business, which is the same as Is received by members of the legislature. The law establishing the reformatory, they say, fixed the com pensation of the board at $3 per day and legislative mileage The law provid ing for the completion of the reform atory repealed parts of the old law and they provided that the members of the board were to receive 53 a day and ac tual expenses, but they say did not re peal the old mileage clause. The mem bers say that after their eastern trip they decided that their bill at the fate of 15 cents a mile would be too enor mous and so they voluntarily reduced it to 8 cents a mile, which is the mile age fixed for members of other state boards altfiought they believed they were entitled to the full 15 cents a mile. They also say that they expected to re ceive payment for this trip out of the general fund the same as members of other boards do when they make sim ilar trips. The 54 a day hotel bill they explain by stating that they found it neces sary in order to expediate matters to travel nights and to avail themselves of Pullman and dining car hotel ac commodations, which are costly. They further say that they have a. complete itemized statement of their expendit ures, which they will file with the au ditor, not having done so before be cause thej supposed it was unneces sary. There are several cadidates for su perintendent, Hatch's position, when that official Is removed, as he is al most certain to be. Among them are Hon. Morgan Caraway of Great Bend, Ora Morris of Wellington, and Dr. J. D. Scouller of Pontiac, HI. Dr. Scoul ler was for twenty years superintend ent of the Illinois reformatory at Pontiac, but was removed by Governor Altgeld. The Hutchinson reformatory will probably be ready for the reception of prisoners by August 1. It Is doubtful if any transfers will be made from the Lansing penitentiary, as has been contemplated, inasmuch as thirteen or fourteen convicts are already under sentence to the Hutchinson institution and it is thought that others will be provided by the courts as rapidly as arrangements can be made to receive and care for them. PROHIBITIONISTS GOING CRAZY. AVrlto Anonymous Letters to Morrill Full of Tangled Sentences. Topeka, Kan., July 6. A man who signs himself Robert C. Rlchtie and who writes from Clay Center has ad dressed Governor Morrill. The same man wrote to the attorney general a similar letter but mailed it at Morgan ville. Mr. Dawes lives in Clay Center and he says that there Is no such man living there. The letter is as follows: "We want you to see that the sal oons are closed If you have to call out the militia to do it. You know that the law is broken in most of out cities. We also want a law passed making It unlawful to unload liquor in our state. Any one convicted of violating the pro hibitory law must have a fine of at leat 51,000 and two years in the peni tentiary. Also that anyone found with large quantities of liquor be fined in the name of the Savior that died that those who keep his command ments might have everlasting life. In the name of weeping mothers and star ving children we urge you to uso the power that God and the people of the state have entrusted to you to over throw the vile traffic. I have been over the state a good deal and find that temperance people are indignant over the loose enforcement of the law. I don't think they will stand it long. Praying that you will have courage to do your duty, I ask jou to get your Bible and read John III, IS. which says: 'For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have evelastmg life." As a postscript the writer adds: "Use the law we have and work to get it made stronger." The following letter is from a man in Solomon City who fails to sign hi3 name: "The saloons of this place, Solomon City, are run in open defiance to the law 'supposed' (?) to exist in the state of Kansas. What are you going to do about it? "Your state attorney has been noti fied of the fact and he is mum. Well, money will mum anything as the offi cials of this town are mum on the same terms. But drunkenness and still low er debauchery does exist here, that we do not know." JlltS. LEAR XEKD.VT STAY. Supreme Court Decides that She is Out and Clark 1 In- Topeka, July C The supreme court todav deckled the cas of Mary Elisa beth" Lease against George A. Clark, holding that when Mrs. Lease was ap po'nu! trustee of the state board of charities by Governor Lewelling in 1S33 it was for an unexpired term, and that Governor Morrills appointment of Clark to be her successor was regular and in accordance with tho law. The opinion was written by Associate Jutioe Johnson. Chief Justice Martin and Associate Justice Allen concunng. ALL FIVE AKE AGREED. Republican and l'ojialtt Alike Against Householder and Walto. Topeka, Ju!y 6. The legislative in vestigation committee ihis afternoon made its report finding Householder and Waite. Populist ex-membrs oC the board of charities, guilty of most of the charges preferred. The report Is unan imous and is signed by thnre Republi cans and two Populists. Gros irregu larities are found. Scow Urine Two Suit. Topeka, Kaa.. July S. Ex-Stat Prin ter Snow brought two suits in the su preme court today in the attempt to enforce his alleged claims to the office ag&itfcft J .K. Hudson to compel him to show why he is entitled to the office. The other Is to compel the secretary of state to recognize Snow as state priaier Took Laadanuzn by Mitak-. Independence. Kan., July 6. CokKiel Foster, who came here from Sycamore 111., to attend the funeral of ins sister J died yesterday f rom the eXft-cts of a !" I or laudanum taKen oy mtstace. He went to n drug store for medicln asd the prescription was not filled properly la-od.v.us being- siren byjnlstake. ,- DOES THEM JUSTICE CONSUL BATTLE ACKNOWLEDGES MEXICAN GENEROSITY. So Far from the People Along Shore Rob bing the Dead from the Collma Disaster They Took Care of the LlTing that Came Their Way Army Jromotlons Occa sioned by Captain Ringgold's Death 'aval Cadets Appointed 'cw Counter feit BIU Discovered Fraudulent Chinese Certificates Washington Xewj In Brief Washington, July 6. The acting sec retary of state has received a supple mental report from United States con sul Battle at Acapulco, Mexico, dated June 21, giving further details in regard to the survivors of the wrecked steamer Colima. He went to Manzanillo on the 13th ult., he says, for the purpose of re lieving the shipwrecked crew from the American schooner Hayes, and fortu nately found the five men who were on life raft No. 2, from the lost vessel. They landed safely about sixty miles south of ilanzanillo after battling with the elements four days and three nights without food or water. "I have questioned all of them" said the consul, "as to the causes and inci dents that led to the loss of the Colima and all agree that a huricane was blow ing at the time, and the sea very rough and that the squall and swell came upon them suddenly and none had time to prepare for the inevitable. "Some of them declare that in their judgment the decks load contributed to the ship's capsizing. The newspapers have published some very sensational stories about this sad affair, which in some instances did a great Injustice to the Mexicans along the coast, for in stead of robbing the dead they have nourished tho living- and exhibited a humane and noble feeling that could not bo surpassed by any people on earth They were the first to welcome the ten survivors that went ashore on life rafts and met them on the beach, hungry and famished, and divided their rations with them as long as they remained." ARMY PROMOTIONS. The war department received a tele gram today announcing the sudden death of Lieutenant Colonel James Hinton, Twenty-third infantry, at Rln gold Barracks, Texas, Colonel Hinton rose from the ranks, having enlisted from Connecticut as a private in 1S5S. He did not become a, second lieutenant until 1S62. The death of Colonel Hin ton promotes Major J. W. French of the Fourteenth Infantry to be lieutenant colonel; Captain Charles E. Robe, Twen ty-llf th Infantry, to be major;Flrst Lieu tenant E. F. Glen, Twenty-fifth Infant ry, to be captain.and second lieutenants P. C. Harris, Thirteenth Infantry. Mun roe McFarlond, Twenty-first Infantry, and William T. Wilder, Nnineteenth In fantry, to be first lieutenants. These three promotions were occasioned be cause of the promotion of Captain Will iam Waterbury. Fifteenth Infantry, to be major, and First Lieutenant Ed mund L. Fletcher, Thirteenth Infantry to be captain, both of whom retired on their promotion. A general order has been issued by the war department establishing pris ons for the confinement of persons con victed of military offenses at the fol lowing posts: Alcatra Island, CaL; Ft. Waren, Mass; Fort Columbus, N. Y.; Fort Thomas, Ky.; Fort Monroe, Va,; Fort Sheridan, 111.; Fort Snelling, Minn; Fort Riley, Kan.; Fort Sam Houston, Tex.; Fort Logan, Col.; Fort Crook. Neb.; Van Couver Barracks. Wash; This was made necessary by the trans fer of the military prison at Fort Leav enworth to the War department. Pris oners convicted of other than military offense will be sent to the state or gov ernment prisons. NAVAL CADETS. The folowing cadets have been ap pointed to the naval academy at Anap olis: S. H. McCarthy, Essex. Mo.; TV. P. Parirs, Greensburg, Ind.; R. C, Mar tin, Chicago; B. E. Russell. Portage. Wis.; C. A. Gardener, Chicago; S. TV. Lmond. Clinton, Ills. Alternates: A. O Semans, Greenvile, B. S. Sawyer, Hills boro. 111.; Charles B. Hatch, Champaign 111.; Chailes A, Tuttle. Auburn, Cal.; W. G. Sponsor, Cleveland. O.; G. B. Lawfence. Cleveland, O.; IL B. Miles, Cambria. Wyo. A report rceived at the navy de partment from Captain Miller of the Raleigh, since her return from a cruise up the west coast of Florida, states that there are no indications of filibusters anywhere. He does not think there is any danger of expeditions from thrt United States to Cuba, especially from the coast points where he has visited. NEW COUNTERFEIT BILL. The secret service bureau has receiv ed a new counterfeit J5 silver certifi cate. The check letter is D. series 1591; J. Font Tillman register of the treasury, D. M. Morgan, treasurer of the United States: Grant head; small scallop; seal. The note is a wood cut produc tion and much shorter and narrower ; than the genuine. The fare of the note has a dark greyish appearance. The numbering, though good, is heavy dead blue, devoid of lustra. The portrait of General Grant Is very poor, and moth aten in appearance, the nose being beaked, the mouth compressed, and the moustache and beard scratchy, choppy and stragcling. WASHINGTON BREVITIES. Washington, July 6. The special ag ents of the treasury are making pro gress in the fraudulent Chinese cer tificate case recently una.rthd at Butte, Montana, where 175 of the blanks were captured. It has been discovered that the etamps of the forged signat ures of the otflcjais used on the certifi cates were made by a party on the Pa cific coast. Steps are being taken for his arrest. It s expected that ail of the parties implicate! in the fraud will soon be apprehended. Washington, July 6 The jrecretary nf the treaiury has decided upon the nami to be given to the two new revenue cutters for th construction of which contracts were recently entered into Th cutfr to do service on the great lakes is to be wun-d "Walter Q. Greah am" in honor of the lat secretary of state, and the other will patrol the New England oast. will b christened the "Daniel Maning" m honor of the late secretary of the treasury Washington. July 6 The president has recognized Cr-ore Van Stewart, consul of Her Britanic Majesty for Col orado. North and- South Dakota, Illi nois. Kansas. Minesota. Montana. Ne braska. Wisconsin and Wyoming; to re-sid- In Chicago Washtagton. July fL Advices to the sur?on general of the marine hoyp4ta! ?ervv indicate that the yellow fever hi Cuba boa spread to Cienfuegos. -CI.VT CHANGE THE TROTH.' Bryan Works Off some I'retly Rxarte on the GoIdUav. CfcrtixitL July C Hon. W. J. Bryaa of Nebraska, spoke on btaetalrtem to night upon the Invitation of the Cincin nati chamber of commerce. He spoke fully two hours t& an audience, most of whom were not ia sympatay with birn- The apnlanse of his distinctive fre coina-e arcumejK czne from the work ingmen- Ncverele the enur aadi eaoe gave him profouclly respectful and admiring aueatJon and crc-ted some brilliant twjrsares la bis speech wsth great applause. A jold sttasJard' BULLETIN O? ttjfjs SBicftita t)aito xSagfc Wichita. Sunday, July 7, 1895. Weather for Wichita today: Fair; cooler; westerly winds. Sun Rie. 4:43: et. ' Moon RUcs, 8:24. INDEXOFTODAY'SIMPORTANTNEWS l"aces. 1. Cloudburst Demolishes a 3!UourlTown Cyclone at Baxter Springs, Kansas Tribute to tho Humanity of Mexican Jennie Stevens Gets Six Months In JalL 2. Bettlnc Men Koar on a Decision Governor's Day at the St. Louis Drill Situation Among the ElLhorn Strikers 3. Tlsltlnjj Rasehall Teams Win Games ChurchM In Oklahoma Get Together Vacation Season Sets in In Berlin 5. Wholesale Grocery Company Wins Case Traveling: School Ma'ams Visit Wichita Wilson Chosen Chairman of Committee 6. Mrs. Woodman Entertains First Families Spring Wheat Suffers from the Weather Chicago Gas Strikes a Weak Spot interlocutor in the audience gave him frequent opportunity for briliant repar tee. He criticized Secretary Carlisle's live propositions made at Bowline: Green and made his usual direct arguments. The interlocutor said: "Statesmen may change their minds," Mr. Bryan replied: "They may change their hearts, but having once uttered an eternal truth they cannot make it follow them in their falte me anderings." He was given a reception at the cham ber of commerce at noon. Ho leaves for Nebraska in the morning. SEEMS TO II K A O.CESTIO.V. That About the Organization of a Western liissciigT Ai"oclatIoii. Omaha, Neb., July S. It seems to be a question In Omaha whether or not 'the Western Passenger association will be reorganized at an early day. The local roads are anxious that it should be reorganized, so that the "low Joints" 'as the local passenger nssicoation was designated, can be reorganized, and thus strengthen the passenger business here. The reason assigned for the fail ure of the western association to get together is that the Union Pacific ia non-committal. WHEN THE GRAIN MOVES. Railroads nro Afraid They Won't hao Cars Enough to Carry II. Chicago, July C The western roads are expecting a great revival in their liusiness this falL They expect a Dig Increase in grain shipments. Officials of the Illinois Central, the Rock Island and the Milwaukee roads, in Interviews today, all spoke most hopefully. The Northwestern officials, anticipating a big crop, have issued orders to have all their car shops worked full time with all the men they can handle. The Burlington and Santa Fe are also mak ing extensive preparations for handl ing a heavy business when the grain begins to move. ARE FILLED WITH DISGUST. Railroads Figure Themselves In Debt 0er Chrintian Endeator IJulnes. Chicago, July 6. The roads of tho Central Traffic association una tnc western lines as well are filled with dis gust oer the outcome of the business to the Christian Endeavor convention at Boston. In the first place none of thorn liavo secured the amount of business they were looking for and be-' sides the row that has oeen starteu over the return limit to the tickets will keep rates demoralized as late as Sep tember 15 and perhaps later than that. The business to the convention lias been fully as large as in former years but more roads have been after it und when all have to have a share, the amount to accrue on any one line is not enouch to make any material in crease in tho earnings. In fact, when the demoralization in rates that is bound to keep up for at least two months longer. Is taken Into account. some of the lines that thought th-y should have a good profit in business are now figuring that thpy will be out of pocket, when all the returns are in. So strong ha3 been the reeling or wratn over the outcome that some of tho roads ar already talking about doing nwny altogether with the excursion business and devising some other way to get business similar to the Christ ian Endeavor convention. A dispatch to the Times-Herald from St. Paul says: It was learned at the Northern Pacific at a lat hour this at ternoon that the deal for the transfer of the Northern Pacific railroad to the Great "ortRrn had been declared off. The remarkable improvement in tho net earnings of the Northern Pacific mad it practically Impossible to carry out the plan to turn over the road to the Hill interests. LIKE WORLD'S FAIR TI2IES. Traloloarf of Tmrhrr Iae Throa Omaha Eorouto to Denver. Omaha, July C Not tnce th World's Columbian exposition have there been- k many people passing through Oma ha as in the last two days, westbound to attend the educational meeting of the teachers of America, r rom morning until lo.is tmljrht, railroads centring in Omaiia have be.n basy handling special trains corryinu teachra west ward. At i a. in. a KocjC Island spial carried tr-a cvartv out of the union de pot. Two hoars hitr a ptenlor train left on the samer od. followed at noon by an other, and tonJCht by a fourth. Te" were lordly Lake Shore people The Q eeni five specials out. arid the North Shore Nw excursion party came in over the Milwaukee and was rfven to the L'nloa Pacific leaving for rnver at 5 o'clock. The Overland had thr-e Rpcial teachern trains. Sam Hutchinson. geaTal travelbn;? paiwen- ser aret f the L nkra Paeiflc. came ia thl roomtoz in charge of two sp5l trains ovt the Nrtfcwstr3 and went w5t tonight a fast mail tins. The members of thl large party, are !raah ers from Brooklyn. Pnliaddphla, Pitts burg, and New Jersey. 4 WOCLDXT WED A TUIN GIRL, Tonne Man Chans" HI Mind Rcasr III Lore Didn't llrrain TaL. Brooklyn. N. J . Jnly C -Ladialaui ChrtpaJcy, a young cooper of Wnttamg bKrs. U too partimUr. according to the viewg of Victoria. Labawosky. When Cfcojwky left Poland air xonta ago. he waa e&gd to Victoria. w tu very plump. A month ago Chp ky fs: for his Jlaae. Whea h sai Xietrntx. &X the ieasQr wharf la Hototea y-wterday. CfeopuScy was atoatx&ed to e Uat fce had grows vry tkUu H d-cfled l mar ry He yocng womaa ysrtr4y ad sfai weat to jB.tSce Goettla and eured a. warreat tor Cbwky arrwt. claim la: lie fcsd caeuad ar rata la the W ootza try. Madrid. Jtrfy . NXKfcttVasr for iht percbaM- its g-tyj-JMt of Alpe for t r to prevent flBbuatcrcrs dte- .ve btt csads-cd. - JENNIE GOES TQ JAIL C057I0TBD OF SELLING WESEI TO THE INDIANS. SHE BOOTLEGGED IT YOUNG AND HANDSOME BUT SHE WANTED TO SEE LIPE, EVIDENTLY SHE HAS SEEN IT MTLLKAN, WHO WALKED INTO PBIS0N STUPES, 13 PAED0NED. Reported that Dynamite Is Uftnjr CmU on Choctaw Railroad RriUcr EaU of Quo ltrldse Ulovru Out. Guthrie, O. T.. July . Mrs. Jennl iredcalf, alias Jennie Stevens, a band some girl 16 years old. has been sen tenced to six monts in the federal jail here for bootlegplnff whisky to tho Osage Indians. She was found in the Osase country masquerading in malo attire in company with Frank Wilson, a rounder from Pawnee, and tho of ficers arrested both of them, the Kirl on the charge of sellinp; whisky to tho Indians, and Wilson oa the charge oC assisting a prisoner to escape arrest. This girl i3 young ia years but old in experience, and her general make up and actions are that of a gadding girl seeking notoriety. Jennie Stevens, as she chooses to call herself (that being her maiden n:tme was raised on a farm. For several years her folks have lived in the Creek nation near Jennings, O. T. It was there she mnde the acquaintance of Bill Doolln, Slaughter Kid and a num ber of the bad men. While sowing up the bullet holes in their clothes after they had come in from raids, she heard them reciting their experiences, every word of which she drank In. Finally she could stand respectable life no longer and began running through th country with a number of the outlaw gang. At Newklrk he married a dcafi mute named Medcalf. but nhe i-oort tired of him and fell Into company ot a more dissolute character. Drifting into the Osage country, where she be gan working as a. domestic, he soon made the acquaintance of a whisky peddler who made use of her to sell hid liquor among the Indians. She would frequently don male attire In tho even ing and go out among the Indians, who soon came to know her as a bootlegger. Her arrest was accomplished by gov ernment oillcers, MrLLICAN IB TATIDONBD. Acting Governor Lowe today grant ed a pardon to A. G. Millkan. who win committed to tho penitentiary flir months ago on a two years sentence! on conviction of having embezzled J3, 000 of the city's funds while city clerk. Millkan went to the peaitenclary with out a guard and surprise! the warder at Lansing. Kan., by delivering hint self for Incarceration- Millkan gam bled thl money away and there ho been a feeling here that he was led lnt embezzlement by men In high plact who deliberately looted him oZ tho amoun t. BRIDGES BLOWN UP. Perry. O. T., July C. Advices from Shawnee today are that a number oC bridges on the Choctaw railroad wrro partially blown up by dynamite a few days ajo. Tho rivalry tetwcen tho towns of Shawnee and Tcumseh" hait been very great for several month over tho building of the Choctaw rail road. An attempt was mado to bunt the bridge acrosa tho Canadian river eight miles from Shawnee and dyna mite was put on ncvcntl trestles near Shawnee. The end of ona brldgo vru blown out. JOXRS LS NO SOONER. Hoke Smith Jv!l a fa- of InjportBC to Scttlrra In tho Strip. Washington. July fc. Secretary Jlokn Smith has rendered a decision in thn cae of Curnutt vs. Jones, which U oi much importance to many cttlcrs In Oklahoma. James D. Jones lived near the edge of the territorial previous to its opening, and was acucstoroed to crosB the border on frequent tripe to Oklahoma station, which was the near est railway station and market- On these trip ho kelectcd a tract that ho liked and on opening dy made thn race to it on horseback with the rest of the crowd. The question was whether his previous visits made him a noon'r and disqualified hJm aa an -ntryman. The i"crctary says tha strictest con struction might do this, but that he U inclined to the greatest pouible liberty in such cares, and he sustains Joae" title to the land. MKOFOUD TALKS OF A TAIX. Fonrth of Jnly Jtar ;-t th Virpl of. that 1'lnc- fCirtbaMl. Mcdford. O. T., July & (Special.) The horse racing was on ot the prin cipal parts of the Fourth of Jnjy pro gram here. The trotting and running races wcrewll patronized, aad de monstrated the fact that Grant oeunty has some ecUnt sux-k. Jt fcas eay ed our people to talk fair, with a fair prospect that a company will be or ganized at aa early dy. RICHARDSON TALK or I NO A MA. Wlrhlta D-ooT-t tJ Hi II io Vmt- uaiul J'ollowlnt la Kjn. Washington. July CJohn J. Jr.rUs will not come to tJw United BUt - ain should the Ti-pubHca n "Ourj tat legislature of Kansas. TnH to tb b 2)f of Mr. J. H itlchArdon. ohairmarr of the Iaocralic Central tmmJtt-j of that tax. wfio ia rw ia thia atty lngall Mr. 3ebardon . ba neer built trp asyfeiair Ilk a p-rwnal followtair la Kaaaa. The rt U. h jEeya. tht the people of tbe Ut. pr b&p. ar? not a Intimately acquainted with the -x-fitcr aa t sophs oi Washington. ANO THEN THERE THE COKN. CtcryUtlss Dm U rlrjtct tfeat U M(7 letTenworth. July C-TS- ! worth Times 1 la reo-rfpt c! crop r --.orts from its recUl co-pvl-3t3, portiaz &M e coaatit la t-a late. They && thit the average rain 11 for the znoath of Jan avr tn rtt h bea more Item five Jscbea. Tb -e-V-at crop 1 y Wdin more thn wu -xperted bay Xzhl. potato- Ure: fruit vrtl mal 74 -rr e-i of a CZliK T t nJ of ora jp-sdM and p?R3o ti urst ynnc oa r ru- I-Ih of WIaHd flux r. -a-t-ijf "- Jafy . Ira &. lfo"?" a. pteaeet -J-r of tat cweaty. dJt fc 7ceraar at aa iT4 s. He M md Juers was ws wiiiv ef ety. t. ifh.. July 4. T&OfSA Phil Up. s ?f ift for ttTtflvtrr of blvunrrtc oaarg t tr vt-j at iifcT, j 0br -5. l&l. dk4 iy l J 6MM iwt.W - iv. " --.-.- - - fe ---. . .