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NEWS IN BRIEF.
The lsteMrs. There Lamb, of Lawrence
Derg, Indiana, left $250 for the care and sup
port of a terrier dog.
Gtoveracr Alger, of Michigan, will on
Qbnsmas giro to each of 487 newsboys ef
Detroit a snit of clothes.
Governor Marmaduke has refused to in
terfere in the ease of Bobert Grayson, Bent
aoed to be hanged.
A new railway of seventy-two miles in Ari
zona, rmniDg from Preecott to Chino, will
be in operation about New Year's day.
The venerable Bishop Machebeuf, of Den
ver has celebrated the fifth anniversary
of his ordination to the priesthood.
Frirrds of the late General Hancock have
dtcidcu to purchase aw sid nee in Washing
ton and preeent it to Mr. Hancock.
A dispatch from New Bedford reports the
killing of three of the crew of the bark Mer
.aaid, in the Indian ocean, oy a mad whale.
The sheriff at Hot Springs. Ark., raided
ivery gambling establishment in town and
burned the tables and chips in the street.
Marshall P. Wilder, one of the ioremost
S sinologists of the United States died at
oxbury, Massachusetts, at the age of 86.
G. J. Foreacre, one of the division super
intendents of the Baltimore and Ohio road,
formerly major of the 7th Georgia regiment,
died at Newark, Ohio.
The supreme cotrt of Ohio rendered a
decision eu&taining the constitutionality of
vae Dow liqour tax law in ali its features, in
cluding the tax and lien provisions.
A negro convict named Hughes, in the
Missouri penitentiary at Jefferson City, as
saulted and badly cut a keeper named Goned.
His chances for recovery are very poor.
The president appointed Rev. William
David Walks,- of Fargo, Dakota Territory,
a member of the board of Indian commis
'sioners, vice William T, Johnson, resigned.
A. P. Irvin is likely to be appointed post
master at Cairo, Illinois, although an appli
cation has been filed by Joseph Houser, a
colored man who conducts a democratic
Carl Mussfeldt,one of the Milwaukee riot
ers whose sentence was recently suspended
v Jmdge Sloan on promise of good be
havior, -wo Bix-MMiod for a brutal as
sault upon his father.
Among the republican candidates for sen
ator from Minnesota are ex-governor U. &.
Davis, of St. Paul; R. B. Langdon and
Thomas Lowry, millionaires of Minneapo
lis, and uordon E. (Jole, of JTaubauit.
President Cleveland lhas nominated Er
skine M. Boss to be jude and J. Marion
Brooks to be attorney for the Southern dis
trict of California, and Colonel O. B. Will
oox to be brigadier general.
A swindler, representing himself as con
nected with the geological survey at Wash
ington, has been operating throughout the
western country for four years, generally
,-jing the name of Captain Clarence E. Dut-
John C. Miller, a well known pension
attorney and stenographer, was shot in
Washington by George N. Walker, a con
tractor, for writing scurrilous letters about
Walker's wife. Miller's wound is probably
atal. Walker is in jail.
The will of Mrs. Wheller, of Cleveland, 0.,
with whoee murder her husband ia charged,
gives the greater part of $175,000 to Thomas
E. Shaw, of Birmingham, England. Piop
erty valupd at $20,300 goes to the Western
Reserve School of Design.
General George W. Northrop the wel
known railroad man, has been adjudged in
Bane and committedjto the Anchorage asy
lum. Northrop nas been connected with the
Jetrersonyille, Madison & Indianapolis pas
engar agency for twenty years.
The commissioner of the general land of
fice recommends that proceedings be com
menced to compel the removal of fence un
lawfully enclosing publio lands in New Mex
ico, amounting to 165,000 acres. Six com
panies have that amount of land enclosed.
Near Ash Grove, twenty miles northwest
of Springfield, Mo., while M. P. Collier was
under the influence of religious excitement,
he struck JFhos. Todd on the head with an
ace, inflicting a wound that is said to be fa
tal. (Jollier was placed under arrest.
The Floyd County Savings bank at
diaries City, Iowa, has been seized by the
sheriff on an attachment sued out by the
directors against Cashier Rossine, who is
charged with taking $20,000 and absconding
Amongtheappointmentssentto the sen
ate were the following from Kansas: Collec-
orof internal revenue, Nelson F. Acere;
tostmasters Fra.k Cummings, Ashland;
E. P. Bancroft Mankato; John Botorf,
Now Eiowa; G. W. Moore, Pleasanton; W.
R, Cannon, Norton.
George Rice, an extensive oil refiner at
Marietta, Ohio, has brought suit for $100,
000 damages against the Louisville and
Nashville railway for being shut out of the
southern markets by an unlawful conspir
acy between the road named and the Stand
ard Oil company. He asked for an injunc
tion against the discrimination sleadily
Ciristian F. Schau, a tailor of Erie, Pa.,
shot his daughters, Minnie and Annie, kill
ing the former outright, fatally wounding
the latter, and also attempted to kill his
wife, and in attempting to escape shot at
Policeman Higgins, who finally clubbed
Bohau.seuEelef b and effected bis arrest. The
family consists of Schau, his wife and nine
children, Minnie and Annie, aged respect
fully 22 and 20, being prepossessing young
8ylveater Granda, just arrested in Kansas
-City, admits that he was with the party who;
killed Haddock in Sioux City, la., and drank
with them. They had agreed to attack
Haddookand another prominent prohibi
tionist. Arensdorf, he says, fired the shot
which killed Haddock. Granda, with his
wife and Koehnitzki, who is now under ar
rest at Sioux City, floated down the river in
flat boat and Koehnitzki went on to Cali
ardandhk.wif wars married' last July.
Mrs. Howard says lie frequently bed fasr fsat
together white she was las stats ox noauy,
and hpirg bar np ojrtoe ieec oea un
mercifully and threatened to kill her if she
fnM nv nnA On the 1st of November How-
WI tank a. mmmon brandisff iron used to
hmnri livA atvk. and hB&tincr it red hot.
branded a large letter "H". on his wife's
person in two places while she was tied to a
The secretary of the tress Hy has directed
the payment, without rebate, of the interest
due January 1, 1887, on United States 4 per
cent, bonds of the loan of 1907, amounting
to about $9,000,000, and also the interest on
bonds issued to the Pacific railway com
pany, upon presentation of coupons and in
terest checks at the treasury at Washington
or any of the sub-treasuries. Checks for
tegistered interest will be mailed to bond
holders as soon as prepared.
An. order will shortly be issued by the
president adding southern California to the
department of Arizona under command of
General Nelson A. Miles, and removing his
headquarters from Prescott, Arizona, to
Los Angeles, California. 'his will give
General Miles the command of the whole
Mexican frontier from Texas to the Pacific.
The territorial extension of his com
mand is said by General Miles' friends to
be a sufficient axswer to the charge which
has been made that he disobeyed orders in
the Apache campaign.
A Patriots league has been organised in
Chicago, with the avowed purpose of com
bating tne efforts to spread socialism and
anaichiem, has issued an address to the
public, asking the co-operatien of all good
citizens hi the movement, and to aid in dis
seminating thorough.accurate and pertinent
information, and declare that it ought to
meet the approval and hearty co-operation
of every one who has an interest in thepeaoa
and prosperity of the country, or who has at
neart tne weirare ana impruveuiem. ui mo
condition of its laboring classes.
Agent John A. Kinney, of the Yankton In
dian agency, had a conference with General
Aifcinn. nf the Indian office, unon the needs
of the Indians under his charge. He atis
for nerm'ssion to Durchase for the Indians
100 brood mares and lumber for flooring
400 houses in process of construction on the
reservaiion. rus requetsi wm ub graurou.
Arant Kinnev renorts the acreage under cul
tivation thU year as largely increased over
last year and the corn, oat and wneac crop
is fully 66 per cut. better than last year.
He save the Indians are makinz rapid pro
gress in the science of farming, are becom
ing more settled in their habits of life, and
are looking with increased favor upon the
Dronosition to eive them their lands in
At Parawan, Utah, Deputy Marshal Vil
Ham Thompson shot and killed Edward Dal
ton, indicted for unlawful cohabitation in
March, 1885. Dalton had been arrested and
escaped, and had frequently declared he
would never be taken alive. Thompson and
Deputy Orton saw him to-day in Parawan,
on horseback, and called on him to surren
der. Dalton turned his horse to run, when
Thompson shot, intending to fire over him,
but the ball took effect in Dalton's body,
He died in about an hour. Thompson and
Orton were arrested for murder by the local
officers, and will be taken to Beaver to-mor
row. There is a good deal of excitement
over the affair.
A WEEK'S KESUME OF THE WORK
THK NATION'S SOLOKS r
Detectives rearrested W. J. Rawles, au ec
centric farmer residing on Big Rock, three
miles above L.ttle Rook, Ark., charged with
the murder of Moro Elder, wno was killed
some two months ago. Rawles was arrested
for complicity in the bloody deed soon after
the crime was discovered, but he proved an
alibi and escaped justice. The detective
force of Little Rock have been busily en
gaged on the case and friends of the de
ceased brought sufficient evidenoe before
the grand jury to have Rawles indicted for
the murder, and he was placed behind the
bars to await further developments. Rawles
is an eccentric old genius, 50 odd years of
age. He has a subterranean cave attached
to his home which is supplied with defensive
implements of all kinds. Port-holes point
in every direction, and it is said he could do
destructive work to intruders in case or
The commissioner of the general land
office ordered the local land offices at San
Francisco and Los Angeles, California, and
Santa Fe and Los Cruces, New Mexico, to
give notice by publication that lands granted
to the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad company,
which wore forfeited by the act of July 6,
1886, have been restored to the publio da
main, and that the books of their offices are
open for entry of said lands as other un of
fered publio lands, those within the granted
limits at $2.50 per acre, and those within
the indemnity limits at $1.25 per acre. The
restored lands are in the territory of New
Mexico, cast of the Rio Grande river, and
such of the California lands as are outside
of the conflicting limits of the grant of the
Southern Pacific Railway company. The
restoration of lands Within the conflicting
limits are deferred until the claims of thp
Southern Paoifio can be heard.
C. H. J. Taylor, assistant city attorney of
Kansas 3ity. Kan., has been in St. Louis.
Mo., making preliminary arrangements for
a national convention of the colored think
ers of the land. "The convention," said he
speaking of his errand, "is to be composed
of representative colored men of every state,
and will probably be held in Washington
some time early in next year. The object of
the convention is the advancement of the
oolored race. It is proposed to form a na
tional committee. Personally. I am in fa
vor of the colored man being independent,
holding allegiance to no political party, but
voting as their own interests best dictate.
Up to 1832 1 followed blindly and voted reg-ularlj-J
with the republican party. Now I
vote with the democratic party, because I
am tired of the never fulfilled promises of
the republican party. This feeling against
the republican party is very 6trong in Mis
smri, Indiana and Ohio, as well as Kansas.
xnis proposed convention will have a mate
rial effect upon the colored vote of the
councry, and will probably put an end to
their being blindly led by the nose by repub
PULLED -BY THE POLICE!
Washington, D. C, December 14. Mor
rill, from the committeee on finance, re.
poited back favorably the bill for the re-j
and the bill to prevent frauds on Ameri
can manufacturers. Among the bills in
troduced and referred were the folloajjng:
Harrison (by request) to increase the peri
sions of those who have disabilities equiva
lent to the loss of a hand or foot. On mo
tion of Hoar, the house amendments to the
electoral .count bill were non-ooncorred
in, and a conference asked. McPher
son introduced a bill to amend the
oleomargarine bill. Also a bill for the pre
sentation of medals to each of the officers
and soldie s who volunteered for the three
months' service under the president's call of
April 18, 1861. On motion of Ingalls the
senate took up the bill directing that none
of the avenues, streets, alleys
or reservations- of the city of
Washington be occupied c. other than ordi
nary purposes without the Gneent of con
gress being first obtained. After consider
able debate the bill prtsed. The senate
then took up the bill repealing the tenure of
office law and Edmunds took the floor in op
position to the bill. Pending discussion
the senate went into executive session, and
when the doors were reopened adjourned.
Washington, D. 0., December 15 Among
the bills introduced in the senate and re
ferred was one by Vance, to repeal chapter
27 of the act of 1883, relating to civil service.
VanWyck offered a resolution calling on the
secretary of war for information as to how
the Misouri river commission apportioned
certain money appropriated in the river and
harbor bill for the improvement of the Mis
souri river at Omaha and other points
in Nebraska and Iowa. The report was or
dered printed. Mr. Cullom presented the
conference report on the inter-state com
merce bill, and asbed thatit be printed and
suggested that he would next Monday ask the
senate to take it up, when, if debate was de
sired, it might be postponed. Piatt then
called up the resolution tbat executive nomi
nations heretofore would be considered in
open 6eesion except when otherwise ordered
by a vote of the senate The resolution
was laid on the table. Aiter some discus
sion on the resolution forbidding senators
and representatives from acting as attorneys
for subsidized railroads, the senate ad
jonrned. Washington, December 16. Senate.
Among the bills introduced and referred
were the following: ByPugh, fixing the
salaries of a commissioner of education and
commissioner of labor at $5,000 each. By
Van Wyok, proposing an amendment to the
constitution in relation, to the eleotion of
United States senators." Blair offered a reso
lution instructing the committee on finance
to inquire into the propriety of reporting a
bill providing for rebate on all imported
materials, incorporated with domestic ma
terials or converted into other articles, and
exported to foreign countries for sale, there
by providing for the extension of foreign
trade without a reduction in prices of Amer
can labor. Adopted. Senator Plumb in
troduced a bill providing that any corpora
tion engaged in inter-state commerce shall
not have, or keep an office for, or otherwise
provide for or permit transfer upon the book
of such corporations, of any portion of
capital stock of the same at any place out
side of the state by or under the laws of
which said corporation was incorporated,
and all the transfers of stock of any such
corporation at any point or places outeide of
the limits of the state by which such corpor
ation was incorporated, shall be void. A
bill granting a pension to Mrs, Barbara
Fuchs, the step mother ot a soldier, was op
posed by Mr. Cooferell, as establishing a
new principle, uml was defended by Messrs.
Edmunds, Blair and Plali. The bill was
passed, and a motion to reconsider was re
jected. Yeas 8, nays 36. Mr. "VanWyck
moved to make a speoial order for the sec
ond Tuesday in January of the bill for the
relief of settlers and purchasers of lauds in
Nebraska and Kansas, adjoining the Denver
& St. Joseph railroad. Tke senate then took
up the bill to repeal the tenure of office act.
After some discussion, the senate went into
executive session and soon adjourned.
Washington, December 17. Seuuie.
Petitions for reduction in the tax on oleo
margarine were presen ed by Congor, Cul
lom, Ingalls, Chase, Mitchell, of Oregon,
and Hoar, Referred to the committee on
agriculture. A bill was introduced by Mor
gan to regulate fees and salaries of United
States district attorneys in New Mexico and
Arizona. On morion of Miller the senate
took up and passed without disoussion and
without division, the bill for the retirement
and reooinage of the trade dollar. On mo
tion of Congor the house bill to extend the
free delivery system of the poatoffioe de
partment (passed by the housB on the 9th)
authorizing the employment of mail mes
sengers in the postal service, was taken up,
amended, passed, and a oonrerence asked.
Aldrioh introduced a bill to provide for the
reduction of interest on the bonded debt of
the United States. Referred. It authorizes
the seoretary of the treasury to receive 4
and 4 per cent bond, and iseue in ex
change for them 2)4 per cent bonds, paya
ble in 1907, but not to be subject to be called
in and paid so long as other higher interest
bonds are outstanding. The 2 per cent
bonds are to be available as deposits for
bank circulation. The senate then t ok up
the unfinished business of yesterday, being
the bill to repeal the tenure of office act and
without further discussion the bill was
passed, yeas 30, nays 22. The senate then
took up the special order being the bill to
prohibit members of congress acting as attorney-
forVubc-idized railroad companies;
but as Mr. Evarts had requested that it
should not be acted upon in his absence, it
was laid aside. After an executive session,
adjourned until Monday.
fresh, shall be taxed at the
60 cents per .iuu pounds. Also .requesting
hiinlo transmit copies of all official correct
on tne suDjeos ana a statement of the daties
collected each year since 1885 om several
descriptions of fish caught on lakes of
Canadian tributaries. 'Adopted. .The house
went into a committee of the whole, Ham
mond, of Georgia, it the chair, on the sun
dry civil appropriation bill. After the adop
tion of several amendments, the house ad
journed before completing the bill.
Washington, D. C, December 15. The
speaker appointed Caldwell, Eden and
Cooper as conferees on the electoral count
bill. Aiter the transaction of some unim
portant routine business, the house went
into committee of the whole on the bill for
the allotment of land in reveralty to
the Indians. Pending its' considera
tion the committee rose. The morn
ing hour having expired, the bill
went over as unfinished business
On motion of Warner, of Missouri, the bil
was passed bringing the cities of Atlanta
Galveston, St. Paul. Minn.. Indianaoolis.
'Kansas City and Omaha under the nrovisions
oi secuon o,iyi, revised statutes, which re
quires national oanas in ceitain cities to
keep on hand in money of the United States
a sum equal to 25 per cent, of their circula
tion and deposit. The house then went into
committee of the whole on the sundry civil
appropriation oiu. .rending consideration
of the bill the committee rose. The house
Washington, December 16. House. On
motion of Wise, of Virginia, the senate bill
passed providing that Admirals Roan and
Worden may, after forty years service, be
retired on their own application, with the
highest pay of the srade to which they be
long. The house then, in the morning hour,
resumed, in the committee of the whole,
consideration of the senate bill for the allot
ment of landB in severality to Indians. A
number of amendments recommended by the
committee on Indian affairs, were adopted,
and the committee having arisen the bill
passed. Mr. Burns, of Missouri, called up
the urgent deficiency bill for publio print
ing, reported yesterday from the committee
on appropriations. The bill was passed and
the house went into committee of the whole,
Mr. Hammond, of Georgia, in the chair, on
the sundry civil bill. After some discussion
'the committee rose, reported the bill to the
house, an" the previous question was or
Washington, December 17. House. On
motion of Cannon, of Illinois, a resolution
was adopted instructing the committee on
appropriation to inquire into the recom
mendation of the secretary of the interior
for the consolidation ofjeertain of .the offices
of surveyors general. The house then re
sumed consideration of the sundry civil ap
nroDriation bill. The bill nassed. Mr.
Dingley, of Maine, presented memorials of
the New England Shippiog association, re
questing that in the revision of the treaty
with Spain all American vessels be placed
on the some footing in Spanish American
ports as vessels carrying the Spanish flig,
r.nd tbat no discrimination be made against
sailing vessels. Referred. Private business
being then ordered.the bill for the adjusting
of the accounts of the McMimville & Man
chester railroad company came up as un
finished business. The bill was passed
yeas 117, nays 116. The senate bill passed
increasing the pension of General Benja
min F. Kelly, of West Virginia, to $100 a
month. ReceBS until 7:30. a.t the evening
session a number of pension bills were
passed and the house adjourned.
K CAIttK COXTEXTIOX.
Roll, Thayer & Williams, dealers in dry
goods and notions, at Twelfth and Main
streets, Kansas City, Mo., assigned to Mich
ael Broeken, their head bookkeeper. No
statement has been made, but it 1b thought
their assets will reach $100,000, with liabili
ties considerably larger. Attachments to
the amount of $18,000 have been levied.
The failure is attributed to an endeavor to
carry on a large business with an insufficient
capital. One hundred persons are thrown
out of employment.
0 Supplemental estimates were transmitted
to congress by the secretary of the treasury
requesting that for the better administra
tion or tne business of the land office provi
sion bo made for one additional chief of divi
sion of the board of review, at a salary of
$2,000, and that a new division, to be known
as the contest division, be created, to be
composed of one chief at a salary of $2,fi00,
and six members at a salary of $2,030 each.
A letter of the commissioner of the land
office is transmitted with the estimates, iu
which he shows the necessity of both of
these divisions. He says that at the end of
snenseal year, 12,770 contests remained un
acted upon ? the office because of inade
quate clerical force.
James Howard, aged 35 yeara, was taken
from the jail at Texarkana, Tex., at mid
night by a masked mob by whom he was car
ried a short distanoe below the town and
hanged to a railroad trestle. He maltreated ,
his wifewho is scarcely 14 years old. How
ANumlwr ot Irish Leaders
Dublin, Deoember 16. John Dillon,
member of Darliament for Ejwfc Mvn? Wm
O'Brien, editor of United Ireland; Matthew
Harris, member of parliament for East
Galway, and David Sheehey, member of
parliament for South Galway, were arrested
w-aay in tne town ox JLoughrea, oouuty Gal
way, charged with conspiracy to defraud.
The prisoners nave been acting as trustees
in conducting the "plan of campaign," and
receiving from dissatisfied tenants the re
duced rents refused by landlords er agents.
The gentlemen were taken before a magis
trate and remanded for a week.
An immense nationalist demonstration
was held at IiOUffhren. and a nnmW n
clergy and Messrs. Dillon, O'Brien and
Harris and Sheehey were on the platform.
Hundreds of tenants came forward and paid
their rents. Suddenlv the rolim raidMi the
offices. Inspector Daviea seized the money,
documents and books and arrested Mr. Dil
lon. It is alleged that Mr. Dillon was
roughly treated by the inspector. The
police then proceeded up stairs and took
possession of more money and documents.
They arrested Mr. O'Brien and afterward
Messrs Harris and Sheehey.
Abilene Gazette: The neoeeeary pa
pers authorizing the establishment of
the 411th G. A, B. poet, were made bv
tne Btate department or tne organization
at this place last week. The name of
the poet is "Chester A. Arthur," and is
at Goffe, Nemaha county; IE. H. Halt
by, post commander; H. C. Wheeler,
Washington, Deoember 18. Senate. Not
in session to-day.
Washington, Deoember 20. Senate.
Among the petitions presented and referred
were several in favor of the reduction of
tax on the oleomargarine bill. Mr. Vest
introduced a saostitute for the bill to mcor
poate an Atlantic and Paoificjship railway
company. It was made the special order.
Mr. George offered a resolution instructing
the judiciary committee to inquire into the
power of federal courts over railroads re
ceiverships. The following bills and reeo-
lutiions were taken up and passed: The
senate bill for the relief of Bessie S. Gil
more (to redecn three United States bonds
stolen from her and afterwards destroyed
by the thief.) The senate bill for the exam
ination of claims of the state' of Missouri
onaooountof payments of her sailtia for
services in suppression of the rebellion.
The house bill for the relief of the surviv
ors of the exploring steamer "Jeannette,"
and the widows and children of those who
perished -n the retreat from the wreck of
that vessel in the Arctic sea was passed. Mr.
Flair introduced a bil? to allow soldiers and
sailors who have lost both arms, an increas
ed pension. Referred. Adjourned.
Washington, December 18. House. On
motion of Ward, of Indiana, the senate
amendments to the house bills authorizing
the employment of mail messengers in the
postal service were non concurred in, and a
conference was ordered. In the morning
hour, Hill, of Ohio, on behalf of the com
mittee on territoriep, called up the hill pro
viding for an additional associate judge of
the supreme court of the territory of New
Mexico. The house then went into commit
tee of the whole, Crisp, of Georgia, in the
cnair, on the URlahoma question. -Barnes,
of Georgia, oDDoaed the bill because it did
-not provide a clearly, dtfioed territory over
which the government was to oe established,
the extent of the territory being dependent
upon the ability of the government to in
duce or coerce the five civilized nations to
surrender a portion of their lands. He be
lieved the honor of tne country required that
it should not pais. Pending action the com
mitteero-e. When the morning hour ex
pired in-tantly a hush fell over the house.
ThenoiBein the galleries ceased, aud all
eyes were turned upon Morrison, who, aris
ing in his seat, said: "Mr. Speaker, I move
that the house resolve itself into coniinittee
of the whole on the state of the union for
t'le purpose of considering revenue bills."
During the roll call, absolute silence reigned
iu the house. The motion was lost, yeas
149, nays 154. '1 he announcement was re
ceived with some applause on the republican
side. After a little fillibustering over the
naval reorganization bill and the Paoifio
railroad funding bill, the house adjourned.
Washington, December 20. House.
Under the call the following bills and reso
lutions were introduced and referred: By
Mr. Townsend, of Illinois, a resolution re
questing the seoretary of the treasury to as
certain whether any national bank in tho
city of New York dorine the oresent month.
had loaned BurpluB money or deposits to
stook brokers without security foe the pur
pose of enabling speculators to 103k up the
present use of money in business transac
tions, there by producing a scarcity of mon
ey and gteately increasing the rates of inter
eat on loans. By Mr. Taulbfl, of Kentucky,
a resolution reciting thatit is stated in the
newspapers that the secretary of the treasu
ry paid interest on certain bonded indebt
edness of the United States before said in
terest was due without rebate, and that it is
also stated that said advance of interest
was made for the purpose of affecting the
market value of certain stocks m Wall
street, and requesting the secretary to in
form the house if such interest had been
so paid, and if so, why, and by what author
ity. By Mr. Wilkin s, of Ohio, to reduce the
amount o. deposit of United States bonds to
be required of national banks, and to restore
to the channels of trade the exo. ssive accu
mulations of law'ul money in the treasury.
By Mr. Warner, of Ohio, to provide for the
investment of lawful money deposited in
the treasury bv national banks for the re
demption of their circulating notes. After
discussing a bill increasing duty on certain
kinds of tobacco and one amending the
patent laws, the house adjourned.
AB-wal ire, u Mrtl,.f -
TorzxA, December 15. Tb t .nnn.i
metf the Kansas aoorrBrS
aaspciatfon convened at 8 o'clock last evS?
WSF8 of the Wmdsorf pJSdSt
entertainmgner on "I&L1 a Tery
general discussion f oUowedVand thTmerita
of expert judging was brought out Tha
matter was referred to theSmmittae
resohittons to express the serSmeif the"
fJefarW the "one judge" SZ
rsTres " Wk
fe oerYt SockTrnth8.
aiSSSShaUL .crlatd before
S5!a a communication from the
wwvi, yi uiB consolidated Cattle Grow
ers'assoaatior of theUwted States. The
SmS?0n,-a8k!d " assistant the
SStlontllfl mattor of some
2?? el eJlawn which it is proposed to ob
tain, if possible, from the next congress. It
w also asked that the Kansas a4ociation
take a membership in the national
association. On motion of Governor
w. w. ,Glick, a share in the nation
al association was subscribed for. A
committee on nominations was appointed
by the chair. Dr. A. A. Holcombe then read
an interesting paper on ,4Pleuro-Pneumo-ma
from a Professional nnA Pmnfinui at a
point." Dr. Holcombe, in reply to a ques
tion, said that the appropriation made by
,8lttarwa8 too Bma11- Instead
I 12,??&Bhtmld be $16,000 to !18,C00,
with $ 2o,C00 to be available in case of a sud
den or general outbreak. In regard to the
fund that shoull be available for emergen
cies, Dr. Laoky said it should not be less
i w,uw, ana we should go
wiB iiw iBKUMHture asKing sucu a
BUm:, Joshua Wheeler thought $50,000
wutuu uo u juoioious sum tor buou purposes.
Captain Huber inquired of the state veter
inarian how pleuro-DnenmoniR nnnld h
tmguished, and he also desired to know if it
was not an impossibility to onre it. Dr. Hol
combe replied that if any animal once had
the disease, no matter if it had apparently
rewvereu, n oouid not oe trusted. The on
ly absolute safety was in its destruction.
'Ihe doctor also added that veterinarians
could not detect, with any certainty, an ani
mal that had onoe had the disease. GnvAr.
nor Glick stated that he thought the present
sanitary law was good enough as it stood. He
would have, however, a sufficient fund at
hand to be available in case of an outbreak.
An adjournment was then taken for dinner.
A lot of lengthy resolutions were adopted
and the next business in order was the
eleotion of officers, as follows: Presi
dent W. S. White, vice president C. M.
Gifford, secretary and treasurer E. M.
Shelton, executive committee George Y.
Johnson, W. V. Harris, F. D. Coburn. Dele
gates to the next annual meeting of the
Consolidated Cattle Growers' associon E.
M. Shelton and A. H. Lackey. The associa
tion then adjourned until 1887.
bMoANdJoriferomy W .
eofavd whs wu pUssa isrfo
thehsad of tks kader, h-$uAIx,
hands into the leather liaiag, and M
moment brought out a sheet otaost-
psper, parti j written over Mdons
nientedatthe top itfa a njriiitosjH '
ores. "It's good for five hmafytAf
bovs," was all he said, as he handed fk
lucky finder $10 and distributed saotksr :
$10 among the men who bad imtsrsjstfl "
themselves in the search. .
A THbune reporter who oaae down
on the train yesterday with the detest- '
ires gathered from their talk axaoni
tbemeelveethat the fate of two faaaSe
hung on the recovery of that bat aA
the letter inside. It was a note from aV
mamea woman to a married Man. Ha
was coming from Tarrytown to '!
York, and in stepping from one of Am
cars to the smoker, while the oars west
in motion, his hat was blown off. Tke
oonseqnenoes of the discovery of the -let.'
ter with its tell-tale crest itdnced him to
send for a detective and offer $500 for its
Mr. Ed. P. Wells, Thetis P. O.,
Stevens Oo., Wash. Terr., was entirely
cured of rheumatism by the use of St.
Jacobs Oil. He says: "I consider it a
wonderful remedy and will "ways
speak a food word for it"
Interesting Fact 8 Concerning Kansas Rail
roads. Topeka, Dec. 18. The railroad business
of Kansas during the past year has been
very large, but it does not perhaps equal the
enormous business of 188. We gleaned
the following from the forthcoming rail
road commissioners report: An inspection
or tne railroads operated in tni3 state Bhowa
that their condition has been well main
tained, and some have been considerably
improved during the year. All of the leading
lines are in fine order, and are maintained
in the highest degree of efficiency. Several
of the lesser roads, which were allowed
several years ago to get out of repair, have
not yet been brought to a proper condition.
The wort oradditlonal railroad building
has been progressing with most remarkable
celerity in Kansas the past year. Up to,
November 1, 1886, upwards of 950 miles of
new road were built. We deem ourselves
justified in thb expression of the belief that
by the end of the year full 1,000 miles of
new roads will have been added to the rail
road mileage of Kansaa. The number of
miles of new railroad built in the United
States the past year, up to Novem
ber 1st, was 5,439. Kansas leads all
the other states in respect to the construction
of new mileage. Railroads will be bnilt. in
Kansas in the future as fast as they will be
needed, and much faster than the conditions
existing will afford many of them a reasona
ble support, without the voting of another
bond, hvt so long as the law remains upon
the statute book permitting cities, counties
and townships to vote bond aid, and thus
burden themselves with taxation for a lonar
period in the future, it will continue to be
done. We think the people of this state
should be relieved from any further burdens
of this character.
The only way to protect the people is to re
peal the law. The extent to which the pub
lio is voting burdens upon itself to aid rail
road enterprises is, when summed up, quite
startling. Up to 1884, there bad been voted
and issued by counties, cities and townships
in mis BtaTe, ior mis purpose, me aggregate
sum of $9,504,385.50 in bonds. A considera
ble portion of this bond debt has passed
through the courts, wherein the legality of
the issue and the validity of the bonds were
put in issue and litigated. The almost in
variable result has affirmed the binding na
ure of the?e obligations. We are inform d
hat since July 1. 1885, to November 1. 1886.
there has been voted by counties, cities and
townships in Kansas, the aggregate sum of
This is being continually increased by
fresh bond-voting. Add to this the vast
aggregate of debtincarred for achool houses,
court houses, bridges, water works, etc., and
it will be seen that the people of the state
are assuming a burden too great to be
borne. The ambition to grow and expund
may be indulged in unwlselv, and become a
cause of weakness and decay.
Comparing the number of tons carried by
the railroads reporting totbi9 office with the
tonnage reported the year before by the
same companies, and also the freight
earnings from that tonnage for the last two
years, respectively, the following net results
appear: The aggregate net increase in the
number of tons of freight hauled for the
year ending June 30, 1886, compared with
the conesponding period the previous year,
is 705 278.07 tons. Notwithstanding this in
crease in the amount of tonnage carried, j
tlu aggregate net decrease in freight earn
ings for the year ending June 30, 1886, com
pared with the corresponding period the
previous year, amounts to the sum of $1,-405,709.17.
The total gross earnings from all sources,
all comnanies. for the year ending June SO,
188C, $62,766,858.90. Increase over the year
Eating; Live Frogs and Rattlesnake.
Jack's fondness for his strange diet
was acquired during his twenty nnth
stay at Desolation Island. He has quite
a record (which it can be safely stated
has not been broken) foresting live rat
tlesnakes, having at one time devoured
three large ones in seven minutes, after
depriving them of their heads, Bkms and
tails. In fact, he says: "Whenever Tve
been anywhere and catched a snake I
most always eat it" His frog record is
seventeen in half an hour. He eats no
pastry whatever, and prefers his meat
raw. As before stated he was a little
disappointed at not having his frog
lunch alive, but the sample menu with
which he entertained his press friends
did not arrive with much vitality, and
although he tried hard to revive them
with ice water they refused to live. Next
week (Monday), however, when he be
gins his exhibition at Austin & Stone's
museum, the management promises tbat
Jack shall have a nice, fresh, live and
kicking frog at every meal, and he look
forward to his sumptuous repasts with
The World's Christrauc.
The American associates eleigh bells,
skating and etckings filled with good
things, with the festival of religious and
domestic merry-making; the English
have holly, mistletoe, plum pudding and
hospitality; irhilethe French are jolly
with boquets, bon bonnieres and effusive
well wishing. Naturally every nation
prefers its own customs, the ugh it is
doubtful if an one of them conld defend,
its selection of formalities if called upon
to do so. Christian nations havR especial
and good reasons for bein& joyful at
Christmas time, and also for rocking out
opportunities for expressing their senti
ments. In America many nationalities
keep the day through & contagion of
customs and a friendly sympathy with
the expressions of good will 'that are
Architect mdmond Legeodre, 419 Sat
er street, San FranoiBCo, Cal., states that
Hiving suffered for a loDg time with a
evere cough, and failing to obtain any
elief from doctors and the numerous
j reparations he took, be became alarmed.
Cried Bed Star Cough Cure, and one
ottlf entirely cured him. .
FIghtinr for Gold.
A M-f- vwM i. t,a;i ending June SO, 1885, of $1,848,418.25.
tJS P108!018 recenttJ & TneTaggregste amount of dividend paid
fight with some Indians at a place called I on capital stock, common and preferred, for
Camanti, in the department of Cuzoo, the year, $7,017,093.48. Increase over the
Pern. Anion the uartv ware two Col- amount paia tne year previous, ami". .
"Washington, D. 0., December 14 The
speaker iaia Dexore tne nouse a letter irom
the secretary of the treasury, submitting a
book of estimates for the fiscal year 1885.
Belmont, of New York, from the committee
on foreign affairs, reparted back the resolu
tion calling on the secratfii-v nf thn treasnrv
for information as to what interpretation
W88 given by the treasury department to the
tariff law of 1883, which in one section
declares that fish fresh for immediate con
sumption shall be free of tariff on arrival at
viutomsbu uute ports, ana in snotnsr sec
faon declares that foreign fish, imported '
ombians named Mendoza and Benigno
Floree. They found abundant traces of
gold, but were driven back with the loss
of one of their number, who was Jailed
with an arrow. In the fight the chief of
the Indians was killed. Another expe
dition is being organised, and a vigorous
effort will be made to drive the Indians
back and work the benches of the river,
which all contain gold in considerable
Average percentage of dividends on total
stocks issued, 2.47.
The Abilene Street Railway company
has perfected their organization. A com
mittee was- appointed to purchase the
Five Hundred Dollars for a Hat.
Track-walkers, - railroad hands, aud
some laborers in the vicinity of Tarry-
town were kept in a stae of excitement
on Wednesday, Thursday and'riday by
the mysterious and persistent enquiries
ofttbree New York detectives about a
black derby hat. It was said to have
been lost from a train, but the trackmen
were so pestered about it that they
thought it must be at least a murder
c6 that was being fathomed. The hat
necessary material, and the work will be I found in the poasessioc. of a track
pushed rapidly as possible. j walker late on Friday. liberal reward
Kacnas City Grain and Produce Market
Kansas Crxr, December 21, 1886.
The Daily Indicator reports.
FLOUR The market was steady.
Quotations are for unestablishea brands in car,
lota, per half barrel in sacks as follows: XX, 85
XXX. 9061 00c: family, si lOfil 20. choiceTil 4
Ql 50; fancy, $1 601 60; patent, 2 002 10; rye;
II 45QW1 70. from city mum zse Higher.
WHEATS-Beceipts at regular elevators since
last report, 6,100 bushels; withdrawals. 20,30t
bushels; leaving stock in store as reported to the
beard or trade to-day, 331,100 bushels.
The market on change -was quiet. No. 2nd
winter Gash, 67tfc bid, 68JJ asked; Decem
ber, 67Ko bid. 68tfp asked; January, 67o bid,
67c asked; February, 69io bid, 69X aakad-
Mav, 75o bid, 7tX asked
CORN Receipts at regular elevators since last
report, ft.'90O bushels, and withdrawals, 900
bushels, leaving stock in store as reported to
the board of trade to-day, 240,500 bushels.
The market on change to-day was weaker.
No 2 c&flh. SOo bid, 80c asked. December,
30c bid, SOXo asked: January, 90ft c bid, 80
asked; February. 32&o bid, J"2Kc aeked; May,
35Xc bid, S6o asked; the year Uo bid, 84J4
OATS-No. 2 cash, 27K bids. 25 asked: No
vember, o hid, c asked; December, 29
bid, 2 c aeked; May, 30o bid, 31Kc asked. Be"
jected cash, no bids, nor offerings.
BYE No. 2 cash, 44Vc id, ..c asked; Novem
ber, ..c bid, ..c asked; December, 13c bids,
no offerings. Rejected cash, no bids, .. sskadl
EGGS- Steadyat 22c
' Batter Bteady Creamery, fancy 80c: good
25c; fine dairy 2225c; store packed 16c; commas
HAY Steady. Fancy small baled, $9 50, large,
baled, $9 00.
LIVE POULTBY Market slow. Chickens old
henB, $2 002 50- old mixed, $2 00. Spring
chickeDH, large, (2 00; small, SI &01 75.
GAME Supply light and the demai d good.
Prairie chi fens, $4 00 per down; qrail, $1 50S)
SI 75 ter doz n; venison, saddles. 12c; car 'ass,
B6Kc; Ducks, mallard, $2 2592 50; teal, $1 7
per down r rabbits, 75c per doses.
CORN MEAL -Green 85c: dried 90c; chop yel
SHIPPING STUF1 -Bnlk5fle4c.
COBN CHOP-Bolk; 70c; sacked 75r.
BBAN Bulk, 50c; sacked 66c.
C4BTOB BE4NS-S1 1 50.
OTTKS-Dry flint. No. 1. per pound. 13c Na.
2,10c; dry flint bulls and stags. 8c: dry salted.
No. 1, 10c; No. 2, 8c, green, salted, No, 1, He: No
2. 6c; green salted boll and star. 6c: green ua
cured No. 1. 7c: No. 2, 6c; 78; sheep pelts.
WOC-M2aomri nwashed, heavy, fise lft
18c light fine, 1822c; medium. 21g2So; mediam
combing, 224824c; coarse combing. 20821c: low
and carpet-1517c: Kansas and Nebraska, heary
fmi Mfpantnxiejfl21c:mfdiura. 203to:
tub wnshed, choice medium, 3435c; fine, M
35o: diner and low, 27g20c.
CHEESE We quote: FuU creara lift
- 78: Yooxur America us, nausa
ROOM COBN-Qootations: HurL 10c; self
workisg, 67; common. 5c: crooked, Sft&ie.
Kansas City lve Stock Market.
Kansas Crrr, December 21, 1886.
The live Stock Indicator report.
niTTTiTS Bficefota. 519 head: shlDments. ....
head. Market for shipping steers steady; graea
ranffe beet steady: cows and butchers staC,
5fl0o higher; stookers and feeders steads
Good to choice, $3 954 85; common to medium
$3 2&g3 85: stockers. 2 25&2 75; feeders, 2 80S
S 40: cows, $1 50g3 00 grass range steerb, $2 2
HOGS Receipts, 8,071head; shipments t7
head. The market was strong and 10c higher.
Good to choice. $4 2094 35; cammes to
medium, $4 OOf 4 15; grssesrs and pigs, 3 75
BHBEP-Beeelps, 275 f "!&. -
ket steady. Good to choice fatofjs
MOV tOBMdiSJS. SI M2 40.
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