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Western Kansas world. (WaKeeney, Kan.) 1885-current, April 04, 1885, Image 1

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Will in the Future as in the Past, keep a full supply of
Also, Qneensware, Hour, Feed, Stoneware, Confectioneries, Cigars and Totaco.
A Liberal share of the Public Patronage is Solicited.
W. S. HARRISON, Proprietor.
Bologna Sausage & Pressed Corn Beef a Specialty.
Th Trad Supplied. Best
Buekeye Reaper and Mower,
Keystone Corn Planters, Horse Rakes, Weir & Deere's Plows
and Cultivators, Springfield Superior Grain Drills,
Shelf and Heavy Hardware, Iron, Steel and Glass,
Franklin Street,
And the usual line of goods found in a first-class
We can and do meet anybody's prices in
Western Kansas, both
We furnish SULPHUR at bed-rock prices. COAL OIL we
have bought 'way down, and on five-gallon lots will make
great reductions.
A full line of staple and fancy Groceries have been added to
our stock. Those who buy of us wiU get strictly good goods
at low prices.
. We have a select stock at prices which defy competition.
Don't take our word for it, but come and see.
investigation of our goods is A(iNm & GMM
Prices paid for Cattle and Hogs.
stock: :F.AJE&:M:i:r5rc3- the basis oif otjs. izrsrrDTrsTiE&iiES.
In the Senate March 24, a memorial from
the Legislature of Arizona, praying for the
return to the public domain of the lands
granted railroads in the Territory, and for
legislation to prevent organized raids from
Mexico, waa referred.
The galleries of the 8enate were then
cleared and the doors closed. It is supposed
the Weil and Loabera treaty was tben taken
up. A large pile of sheepskin covered books
lay upon Morgan's desk, and it-is assumed
that he will consume the day with a speech
in favor of the treaty.
The discussion was brought to an end by
a half hour's speerh by 8enator Vest, in op
position to the treaty. No action was taken.
In the Senate, March 25eh, the oath of
omce was administered to Senator-elect Bar
ry, of Arkansas, and the Senate went into
executive session and continued the consid
eration of the Wiel and Loabera treaty. The
consideration of the Weil and Loabera trea
ty consumed the day, and was not conclud
ed when the doors reopened and the Senate
On March 26th the Senate met at noon,
and five minutes later went into executive
After some further discussion of the Weil
and Loabera treaties they were postponed
until .the next session, when the doors re
opened and Senator Sherman's resolution,
Ero vicing that a committee of two Senators
e appointed to wait upon the President and
inform him if he has no further communi
cation to make the Senate is ready to ad
journ, was adopted, and Senators Sherman
and Beck were appointed as such commit
tee. Adjourned.
On March 27th the Senate met at noon
and immediately went into executive ses
sion The committee appointed to wait upon
the President reported that they had per
formed that duty, and the President had ex
pressed the wish that the Senate should re
main in session until Thursday.?
When the doors reopened the Senate ad
journed un'il Monday.
On March 30, after reading the journal,
the Senate went into executive session, and
when the doors were opened adjourned.
The Secretary of the Treasury has pie
pared a circular letter to Collectors of Cus
tom, requesting information as to the
practicibility of reducing the expense of
collecting revenue from customs by curtail
ing the present force of clerks and other
The Minister to Japan has written a let
ter to Secretary Bayard, expressing the
warmest gratitude of his Government to
Lucius H. Foote, United States Minister at
Corea, for procerting a party pf Japanese
subjects during the recent disturbances in
that country.
Edwin W. Keightley, Third Auditor of
the Treasury, has tendered his resignation.
Judge Keightley is a native of Indiana, and
was appointed by President Hayes. Ho is
an active politician, and took part in the
last Presidential campaign in the interest of
the Republican ticket. He resigned at the
request of Secretary Manning.
A committee consisting of Joseph Packard
and Wm. Winchester, representing the Civil
Service Reform Association of Maryland,
waited on the Secretary, and presented him
with a copy of a resolution adopted by that
Association protesting against the appoint
ment of Eugene Higgins as Chief of the
Treasury Department. The Secretary prom
ised to give the matter consideration.
Revs. Dr. H. R. Naylor, Methodist; W.
A. Bartlett, Presbyterian; and W. A. Leon
ard Episcopal, all ministers of Washing
ton, called upon President Cleveland, and
presented a memorial, earnestly urging him
to enforce . the .hdmunds polygamy act.
The memorial i6 signed by over 1,000 clergy
men and laymen, and the names of some
of the most prominent divines in the coun
try are attached to the document. The
President said he would give the subject
careful attention at an early day.
Commissioner of Pensions Black has de
cided that a woman cannot be allowed a
pension as a dependent mother, and the ac
crued pension of her deceased husband for
the same time. He says: "Upon careful
consideration of the laws relating to the
subject, I am of the opinion that when
claims become united in the same person,
making only one beneficiary, that the per
Bon cannot be allowed, either directly or
indirectly, the benefit of two pensions for
the same period of time. Such allowance
would be contrary to the provisions of the
statutes, which declare that pension laws
shall not be constructed so as to allow more
than one pension in the same time to the
same person."
The 8t. Louis Democratic City Conven
tion was in session all night, and finally
nominated David R. Francis for Mayor.
The Republican candidate is W. L. Swing.
The Woman's Suffrage party's State Ex
ecutive Committee of New York, has writ
ten a letter to President Cleveland, asking
the removal of Governor Pierce of Dakota,
for vetoing tho Wowan Suffrage bill passed
by the Legislature.
The Arkansas Legislature adjourned sine
die at noon March 27, after a continuous
session of seventy-five days. In the House
a resolution was unanimously adopted ex
pressing profound regret at the dangerous
and continued illness of General U. S.
urant, and declaring that the members of
the House extend sincere sympathy 'to the
distinguished citizen and soldier in his
great affliction, and. expressing the hope
that a kind Providence may restore him
to perfect health.
The Michigan carbon works at Rogers-
ville, a suburb of Detroit burned on the
27th. The loss will exceed half a million
The steam boiler in the mill of the Gray
ton & Pond Lumber Company, in Gray ton,
Vt., exploded killing three men and injur
ing several others, some fatally. The mill
was nearly demolished.
Haydock's carriage factory, four stories,
on St. Charles street, St. Louis, burned at
midnight. The old Congregational church,
presided over many years by Dr. Post, was
putted by the fire. Loss unknown. Three
firemen were badly injured.
Small-pox is raging as an epidemic in
Mound City, 111. Oat of a population of
1,500 fifty case3 are reported. Eight deaths
have occurred during the present week.
The disease is confined almost entirely
among negroes, only two white families be
ing r.fflicted. Vigorous measures are being
med to suppress the disease.
Frank W. Clark, register clerk at the
Union Dep"t Branch postofiice, Kansas
City, was arrested recently, charged with
rifling numerous registered packages in
transit, and was held for a preliminary ex
amination. Clark is a young man, and
has borne a good reputation. He was mar
ried but six months ago, and has been liv
ing beyond his means.
Immense damage was done by the ice
gorge and overflow at Wayerly Mo. A par
ty went in skiffs, with provisions, to the
relie f of those in distress. They found Mrs.
Judge Thomas on a hill, where she had
been for two days and nights without shel
ter. They also rescued the Van Meter fam
ily from the second story of their house,
where they had been for two days without
food. A dozen persons and many cattle
have perished and been drowned.
There was a dual tragedy recently in
Stewartsville. Two farmers named Fluseh
man and Scharndial, between whom a feud
existing of long standing, met in the road
and Fiuschman cracked Scharndial's skull
open with a plow point. Scharndial,though
wounded unto death, made an onslaught
with a paring knife and literally cut Fiusch
man to pieces. Both were prosperous farm
ers. A fire broke out in Menypennses' copper
shop at the Ohio penitentiary. The build
ing and contents were entirely destroyed.
The loss on machinery and stock is be
tween $12,000 and $15,000, and about two
thirds is covered by insurance. Seven hun
dred and fifty thousand cigars, on which
the State had an attachment for $7,000 were
consumed. The loss on the cigars is $15,000
to $30,000. The State will lose on the build
ing about $10,000.
Dispatches from Winnepeg say that it is
reported on good authority thatthe Govern
ment has received word that the rebels cap
tured Major Crossacre and his force, over
100 mounted police, after an engagement in
which several were killed on both sides.
The rebels tried to wreck the train that was
carrying the troops from Winnepeg. They
were arrested. One of them had dispatches
from Riel to the half-beerds around Winne
peg and in Southern Manitoba, urging them
to rise.
A dispatch from Pierre, D. T., March 25,
says : The Indians were at work on the
Winnebago Reservation last night, stocks
and buildings being burned along Chap
pelee creek, and the lives of the settlers are
threatened. Major Given telegraphed to
Pierre for aid, and the sheriff's posse, well
armed, has gone to the scene of the trouble.
Clarence Hinckley defended his house at
the peril of his life, and succeeded in driv
ing the savages off, but will immediately
have to leave. Trouble is brewing all over
the reservation. Buffalo Ghost, Spirit-in-the-Middle
and Lame-knee are the ring
leaders in the insurrection.
At Kansas City the jury acquitted Orth
Stein, formerly city editor of the Evening
Star, who shot and killed George .Freder
icks, proprietor of a variety theatre in that
city, in June, 1883. The quarrel arose over
Stein's attentions to Fredericks' mistress, a
woman by the name of Hartline, and ended
by the shooling of Fredericks on the stair
way, as the two men were leaving the room
late at night. The woman was the only
witness to the shooting and testified against
Stein. The plea of the defendant was self
defense. At a former trial he was found
guilty and sentenced to twenty years in the
nententiary, but he obtained a new trial,
which resulted as above stated.
The Buchanan county court house at St.
Joseph, Mo., burned on the morning of the
28 th. The inside was completely gutted,
except the wing containing the offices of
Recorder of Deeds and County Court. In
the Probate Court and County Collector's
office all the records and books were de
stroyed. The records of the Circuit and
County Courts are safe in the vaults. The
law library, valued at $10,000, was a com
plete loss. The county jail .was saved and
the prisoners removed. The buildings cost
$250,000, and were insured for $100,000. W.
B. McNutt, chief of the fire department, was
fatally injured.
The Tennessee Legislature passed a
repealing the Railroad Commission act.
The annual 'reunion of the Arm of the
Potomac will take place at Baltimore, lid.,
on the 6th and 7th of May.
In the United States Circuit Court at St.
Louis Judge Brewer granted to the Ohio
Telegraph Company a writ of mandamus
against the Bell Telephone Company, com
piling the latter to give to the former tele
phone service.
Judge Brewer, of the United States Cir
cuit Court, made an order of sale of the
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Vulcan Steel Works, which is under $1,
000,000 mortgage, unless cause to the con
trary is shown before April 18th, the sale to
include the right to manufacture the .Besse
mer steel rail.
D. Caldwell has been appointed receiver
of the New York, Chicago & St. Louis or
"Nickel Plate" railroad, by Judge Jones,
of the Cuyahoga county Common Pleas
Court. Suit was entered against the road
by the Union Trust Company, of New
York, for the second mortgage bonds,
amounting to $10,000,000, to foreclose the
Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska stock
growers all agree that the pas Winter has
been the finest for many years for both
range and trail cattle. The losses will be
below the average estimated variously at
from 1 to 5 per cent, the larger portion of
tne losses oemg trail cattle, reacning .we
ranges late in the season.
Dispatches from City of Mexico say over
twenty Mexican military officers not in
active service have gone to Central Ameri
ca to join the forces of San Salvador and
Nicaragua against Guatamala and that the
war feeling is rapidly extending and grow
ing stronger. A large public meeting was
held Thursday night, at which every
speaker advocated a determined and ag
gressive action towards Guatamala. An in
tense feeling of hatred toward Barrios wat
manifested, and the meeting was frequent
ly interrupted by cries of "Down with Bar
rios," "Death to Barrios." It is said the
public are not adverse to the public agita
tion against Carrios.
Rebels in the Soudan are cutting the tele
graph wires.
English soldiers in the Soudan are suffer
ing from sunstrokes.
The arms factories at Birmingham, Eng
land, are working night and day.
The liabilities of Scaramanga & Co., who
failed at London, are placed 1,000,000.
The Queen of Great Britain, has called
out the reserve militia for permanent ser
vice. Prime Minister Ferry stated that France
would send further reinforcements to Ton
quin. Gladstone announces England's protest
against the action of France in declaring
rice contraband of war.
The British, according to latest returns,
had 580 men killed and wounded in Sun
day's battle near Suakim.
It is announced in London that the cause
for calling out militia is that Russia has re
jected the English proposals.
The Lincolnshire handicap race, 1,000 sov
ereigns, for 3-ycar-olds and upwards, .wes
won by H. T. Barclay's Bendigo.
It is reported that the portehas asked the
advice of Bismarck in regard to a Turko
Russian alliance against England.
Elaborate preparations are being made at
Kiagstown, Ireland, for the reception of the
Prince and Princess of Wales.
The Ordnance Department at Chatham,
England, has been ordered to ship to India
all the Martim-iienry rmes avauaoie.
The opinion prevails at Constantinople
that if car is commenced between England
and Russia it will extend to the Black Sea.
Mayor O'Connor, of Dublin, says that
he flag will be hoisted when the Prince
tarrives, and that thousands of stalwart
hands will be ready to guard it, it neces
sary. The British Ambassador at 8t. Petersburg
has been instructed to press the Russian
Government for a reply to Gladstone's pro
posal regarding tho outposts on the Afghan
frontier. ''
General Negrier attacked the Chinese at
Dong Dang, but w-es unable to rout the
mooneyes, owing to the heavy forces of the
enemy. The F-ench report 200 killed and
Mr. Lowell thinks that Mr. Phelps, his
successor as the American representative
at the Court of St. James, is an estimable
and cultured gentleman, and he regards the
selection as a wise one.
A destructive fire occurred in Pueblo,
Mexico, originating in a gasoline depot near
the Hotel de la Gencois. A large cigarette
factory, belonging to Jalois Think, was al
most entirely destroyed. It is feared that
thirteen employes perished in the flames.
The loss is covered by insurance.
The Secretary of the Interior has issued
a circular that the reform laws must be
strictly observed in the coming Holy Week;
that at this period it is the custom in many
villages near Mexico and other points in
the Republic, to have religious processions
in the streets, and representatives of the
ten passions of Christ. Tnese spectacles,
while imposing to Indians, are visited as an
obect of amusement and ridicule by the
ndncated classes. It is also in direct oddo-
sition to the reform laws, which prohibit
religious processions outside of the
churches. '
hhort Biographical Sketches or the Nomi
nees to Foreign Mlsalans.
Washington, March 30. Alexander E.
Lawaon is a prominent lawyer at Savan
nah. He was educated at West Point,
served in the army a number of years
and resigned to study law at Savannah,
and engaged in the practice of his pro
fession there.
When the war broke out he entered
the Confederate service as a brigadier
genera, and subsequently became quar
ter master general of the- Confederacy.
At the close of the war he returned to
his practice at Savannah and soon after
wards was appointed attorney for the
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Central Railroad and Banking company
of Georgia.
He is described as a lawyer, of distinc
tion, and a gentleman of quiet and affa
ble manner, the possessor of considera
ble wealth and about sixty years of age
A. M. Kelly, nominated Minister to
Italy, is a lawyer in successful practice at
Richmond, Va. He has been Mayor of
that place, and was for several years
chairman of the Democratic Funders
Committee, taking an active and promi
nent part in the contest againBt the Re
adjusters, and is also well'fcnown as one
of the counsel for the Virginia bond
holders in their prolonged litigation.
Isaac Bell, Jr., nominated for Minister
to the Netherlands, is a wealthy citizen
of Newport, R. I., And a prominent
Democrat, and has several times been a
Democratic candidate for Governor, and
he is a brother-in-law of James Gordon
Bennett. He was a Democratic candi
date for the United States Senate at the
last Senatorial election.
Evans H. Howell, of Georgia, nomi
nated for Consul at Manchester, is one
of the editors and proprietors of the
Atlanta Constitution, and is a gentleman
of high standing.
Edward Parker Curtis Lewis, nominee
for the mission to Portugal, is a resident
of Hoboken, N. J. He is said to be dis
tantly related to Secretary Bayard, and
has been a member of the Legislature, a
Presidential elector and a member of
the State Democratic Committee.
Rufus Magee, of Indiana, nominated
for Minister to Sweden and Norway, is a
resident pf Logansport, a lawyer, and
State Senator, a man of local prominence
as an active politician, and an especial
friend of ex-Senator McDonald, whom
he accompanied recently to this city.
Rasmus B. Anderson, of Wisconsin,
nominated as Minister resident to Den
mark, is a Scandinavian scholar and is
the author of a number of books upon
Scandinavian, folk lore and mythology.
He is a professor in a Wisconsin univer
sity, and well known among literary
Mr. Anderson is a man of wide in
fluence among the Scandinavians in 'the
United States and has always taken a
deep interest in the promotion of Scan
dinavian immigration to this country.
The nomination is generally regarded as
an extremely good one.
Thos. M.Waller, nominated for Consul
General to London, is well known as ex
Governor of Connecticut.
Frederick Rains, of Maryland, the
nominee for the Berlin Consul General
ship, is an editorof Baltimore, and cor
respondent of a German Democratic pa
Edmund Jussen, of Illinois, nomi
nated for Consul General to Vienna, ia
the leading member of a prominent firm
of German-Americans in Chicago. He
has been somewhat prominent in poli
tics in his State.
A. Haller Gross, of Pennsylvania, the
nominee for Consul to Athens, is a son
of the eminent surgeon. He has been
locally prominent in Philadelphia as a
Democrat, and was recently a member
of the City Council.
Geo. W. Merrill, of Nevada, nominated
for resident Minister to the Hawaiian
Islands, is a lawyer by profession, but is
now private Secretary to Senator Fair.
He is well known here and generally es
Thos. J. Jarvis has been nominated
Minister to Brazil. He served in the
Confederate army, and was Governor of
North Carolina for six years.
Colored Men's Progresg.
Washington Republican.
There are 103 colored men in Wash
ington who are worth 125,000 each, fifty
two worth $10,OOQ.each, and nearly 1,000
whopay taxes on 5,000 each. George
W. Williams, ex-member of the Ohio As
sembly and author of a history of the .
colored race, is worth $40,000. Freder
ick Douglass has $300,000, and now lives
in and owns a house opposite -Washington
formerly owned by a man who so
hated the blacks that he refused to sell
anything to one of them. John P.
Cooke, Tax Collector of tne District of
Columbia, himself pays taxes on $250,-
000. JohnM. Langston, United States
Minister to Hayti, has $75,000. John
Lynch, of Mississippi, who presided so
ably at the Chicago Convention last
Summer, is very wealthy. So is Con
gressman Smalls. Dr.Glosterleft$l,000,
000 when he died, and has a son-in-law
worth $150,000, beside a four-story drug
store in New York.
Emporia Bepublican: The basket social
given by the ladies of the First Congre
gational chnrch at the residence of Mrs.
P. B, Plumb was well attended and a
financial success. The evening was most
enjoyably passed, the ladies of the con
gregation moving among the guests with
that hospitality that made everyone pres
ent feel at home. Mrs. P. B. Plumb has
proven herself an admirable hostess.
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