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Condensed for the Convenience
of Hurried Readers.
The associated press reporter at Washing
ton that sends oat dispatches about "Maize '
has had Secretary Blaine's resignation on
the 'wires several times. He is a f ooL
The strike at the Carnegie mills, at Home
stead, Pa., has been settled and work will
be resumed at once. Both sides made con
cessions. It is said that the forthcoming report in
the English parliament will show that the
popular idea that Queen Victoria ifl im
mensely wealthy is erroneous.
The cattle men now holding a lease of the
Cherokee strip are playing a big bluff game
to prevent the commissioners from buying
the land for the government.
General Crook expresses the belief thai
the requisite number of signatures will be
obtained by the Sioux commission to insure
the opening of the reservation.
The city assessor of Minneapolis, Minn.,
has put on the tax rolls 8,000,030 of wheat
found in the elevators there, and the grain
men are said to be gnashing their teeth in
Robart Dalton, deputy marshal in Okla
homa, was arresting Lee West for. unlawful
traffic in whisky, when West shot Dalton
with a Winchester, and Dalton shot West
with a revolver. Both dead.
The outlook for the wheat crop in Dakota
is exceedingly dismal. The most favorable
estimate; place the yield at only 20,000,
000 bushels which is 30,000,000 bushels short
of the usual crop.
Legal tender mutilated notes hereafter
will be redeemed in full instead of by tenth
parts, as has teen the rule. It three-fifthi
of the note is presented it will be redeemed
in full, if less than three-fifths there will be
no redemption unle-s there is evidence that
the rest of the note is destroyed.
The monument erected at the grave of
Roscoe Conkling in Forest Hill cemetery,
Utica, X. Y., is completed. It stands on
the family plot, just north of the monument
to Horatio Seymour. The monument is of
Quincy granite and in the form of a sar
cophagus. Princeton, Ohio, was destroyed by a
cyclons on Sunday, July 13. It took about
twenty minutes for the twister to do its
work. Loss of property in the village $100,
000. Damage to crops, fences, etc., is very
great in the pathway of the storm, which
was about a quarter of a mile wide.
Cowboys from the Cherokee strip report
that Texas fever is playing havoc with cattle
there. Forty head was ? esn dead on one
pasture yesterday and on others from seven
to twenty-fhe carcasses are lying around.
Hundreds of cattle they say are dying in
Oklahoma and they say that not a hoof will
be taken there from the north or from the
Leslie .T. Perry, an old Paola, Kan., editor
has been appointed by the secretary of war
as a member of i he board having charge of
the publication of the records of the rebel
lion. He will be assigned to the preparation
of the series of records relating to prisoners
of war. Mr. Perry has been connected with
several Kansas newspapers, and was the
founder of the Hutchinson News. He has
been living in Wisconsin a few years.
Engine No. 349 of the Union Pacific blew
up at Menoken, the first station west of To
peka. about noon of July 16. Engineer R.
T. Seacord and Fireman James Dutton
were badly injured. Mike Shemaster had a
foot crushed. Both Seacord and Dutton
are expected to die. After the accident the
engine lay upside down almost across the
track and one car on top of it while two cars
had been thrown completely over the engine
and piled one on top of the other. The
track is torn up for a distance of about 100
feet and it will be several hours before the
wreck can be cleared away sufficiently to
allow trains to pass. The place where the
accident occurred is said to be an unlucky
spot, several wrecks having occurred near
the same place before. A man was run over
t the crossing near by only three years ago.
Better Than Oklahoma.
1,200 acres of the choicest land in the San
Luis Valley, in Southern Colorado, all under
fence, water-rights secured and ditches
ready for use. ft will be sold as a whole or
in quantities to suit the purchaser. It is the
finest land in the valley, and is adapted to
either farming or stock-raising. For price,
terms, etc., address Henht A. Buttebs,
Alamosa, Colorado.
Kansas Fairs For 1889.
Kansas State Fair, Topeka, September 16-21.
Anderson county, Garnett, An trust 27-30.
Atchison district, Atchison. September 1C-16.
Barber county, Kiowa, October 15-17.
Brown county, Hiawatlia, September 3-7.
Chase county, Cottonwood tails, September i-8.
Chejenne county, St Francis, September 25-28.
Clay county, Clay Center, October 1-4.
Coffey county, BnrlinRton, September 8-13.
Crawford county, Girard, September 24-27.
Ellis county. Hays City, September 10-13.
Ford county, Ford. September 18-20.
Franklin county. Ottawa, September 3-7.
Graham county. Hill City, September 2t-2S.
Harvey county. Newton, September 10-13.
Jefferson county, Oskaloosa, September 10-13.
Jewel county, Mankato, September 10-13.
Lincoln county, Lincoln, September 25-27.
LaCygne District, LaCjRne. September 24-27.
Lynn county. Mound City. September 16-20.
T.inn county, Pleasanton. September 10-13.
-Marion county, Marion, October 2-4.
Morris count. Council Grove, September 23-26.
Mitchell county, Cawker City, September 24-27.
Nemaha county, Seneca, September 17-20.
Neosho county, Erie, October 1-3.
Osage county, Burlingamex September 10-13.
Ottawa county. Minneapobs, October 9-11.
Osborne county, Osborne, September 17-20.
Plainville fair, Plainville, September 24-27.
Phillips county, Phillipsbnrj;, September 17-20.
Rawlins county, Atwood, October 1-3.
Reno county, Hutchinson, September 11-20.
Rush county. Bison, September 18-20.
Saline county, Salina, September 24-27.
Sheridan county, Hoxie, September 26-27.
Sherman county, Goodland, September 10-13.
Smith county. Smith Center, September 1S-21.
Sumner county, Wellington, August 27-30.
Woodson county, Neosho Falls, Aagust 20-23.
Kansas Crrr, July 17.
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Why Bridges Cost too Much
Herein Explained.
a Ri-iHcro Trust or Combine Controls
a7. BrW Bids For a Large Terr,-
Tory inciuuing muruici
One Hundred and Fifty Bridge
Bulldersvln It-
St. Joseph, Mo., July 12. A few days
ago the county surveyor advertised for bids
for the building of eighteen bridges. The
bids were opened last Saturday and though
about twenty in number there was little dif
ference. The county court was at once
struck with the idea that a combination was
in force and promptly rejected all the bids.
It has since been learned that there is a
trust among the bridge builders for the
purpo'e of keeping prices at the maximum.
The territory embraced by the trust is
Southern Iowa ana Nebraska, northern Kan
sas, and northwestern Missouri. There is
hardly a bridge builder of any note in this
territory who does not belong to the trust.
Regular meetings are held and a scale of
prices agreed upon. A bond is given by
each member, providing a severe penalty
foir any violation of the agreements. The
secretary is consulted in the event of a
dispute. Every bridge builder in the terri
tory is solicited to join the trust, and if he
re uses a systematic a warfare is be
gun on him, which usually ends in a
victory for the trust. "When bidding is to
Vir Anne thp. Vmiiflprs who are to do it meet
and agree on a set of pnecs. The trust is said
to have a memberslitp of about 150.
Governor Lowrey Certainly In Ear
nest. Nashville, Ten., July 13. When the
casth bound Louisville and Nashvslle train
pulled into the city, a ciowd of people
surged round the cars to see John L. Sulli
livan, who was known to be on board. A
rumor soon obtained circulation that a re
quisition was in the hands of the police,
several of whom had boarded the car. Some
disjussion and finally a struggle was seen in
the car and an officer reached over with
handcuffs in hand and seized the slugger's
arm and pulled him out into the aisle of the
car. Sulih an resisted.
Mike Muldoon, who occupied the same
seat put his head out of the window and
cried to the crowd: "Gentlemen, I demand
American protection." His patriotic wail
was greeted with a variety of responses.
Some cheered Sullivan and begged him to
"Knock the coppers out." Others cried,
"Hurrah for the Nashville police," "Hit
him with your clubs," etc. One youngster,
who was hanging on the outside of the car
window, ducked his head behind the sill and
informed the crowd that the "cops have out
their guns."
After a brief struggle Sullivan was taken
from the car and hustled to a carriage. In
the struggle ho drew back to knock down a
policeman when Chief Clock stuck a pistol
in his face and told him if he struck, he.
Clock would kill him. The officers next
grabbed Charley Johnson, of Brooklyn, Sul
livan's backer, who resisted vigorously, but
finally began to cry with pain. During all
this scrimmage, Muldoon sat quietly by and
was unmolestea. Mike Cleary, Sullivan's
ott.er second, hid in the excitement and one
other, named Lynch, jumped off the train.
Only Johnson and Sullivan were detained,
though the others were wanted.
The arrest was made by authority of a
telegram from Governor Lowrey of Missis
sippi to the Nashville police.
Governor Lowrey's telegram offers a re
ward of $1,003 and it is believed that if re
leased on the present charge Sullivan will be
rearrested in order to secure time for a re
quisition to be obtained.
Queer Freaks of Hadji
Ghooly Khan.
Washington, D. C, July 12. It is per
haps unfortunate for Hadji Hossein Ghooly
Khan, Persian minister to the American
capital, that he had not had a wider wordly
experience before he was accredited by the
Shah to represent Persia in the United
States. Since the publication of his touch
ing defense of his noble sovereign there
have been some statements by people who
go in society that go far toward explaining
his disappearance from polite circles. Ow
ing, oerhaps; to his lack of familiarity with
our usages, it is related that he became
interested in the society of women who do
not live in the fashionable northwest, and
that, having obtained a stock of expres
sions current with them as festive politeness
he took the liberty of tweaking by the nose
a lady whom he met at a reception, and
remarking upon the dimensions of the
"bugle" she had got on her. In his playful
Persian way he is also said to have greeted
some of the surprised ladies of Washington
society, by prodding them in the ribs with
his thumbs. These stories are attributed to
people of such excellent reputation and
such freedom from malice as to justify the
the impression that the Persian minister's
education for western service had not been
completed when he was sent from Teheran
to Washington.
More British Gold.
Minneapolis, July 13. The Northwestern
Miller, says editorially: "We announced in
our issue of May 24 that the rumor which
was current to the effect that an English
syndicate was figuring to purchase several
of the large mills in Minneapolis and com
bine them into one corporation, was not en
tirely unfounded in fact. An option on
several valuable plants has been given to
certain financiers, representing outside cap
ital. The properties included in the proposed
syndicate are those of C A. Pillsbury fc Co.,
the Washburn Flouing Mills company, the
east and west side powers and the Pillsbury
system of elevators. This would giTe the
purchasers a combined capacity of 22,000
barrels or nour per day, the control of the
water power and a valuable elevs tor system.
For some time past Accountants sent to
Minneapolis have been examining the books
ot the various establishments included in
the deal and verifying the statements of the
millers as to then- profits. Should the deal
be consummated C. A. Pillsbury will man
age the entire business which will be capital
ized at from $8,000,000 to $10,000,000. It is
known that the sellers received a good price
for their interests, but not an exorbitant
Hasbrook Made up the Shortage.
Kansas Crrr, Mo., July 13. Some
eighteen months ago the internal revenue of
fice of St Joseph was robbed of $4,000 worth
of revenue stamps. Congressman Bums of
Missouri had charge of a bill relieving the
collector of the obligation of covering the
shortage, but the congressman's death pre
vented his securing the bill's passage. Col
onel Devol, the newly appointed collector
relieve! Collector Hasbrbok of the office
and the latter made up the shortage paying
into the office $4,000 in cash. The inspec
tor who has charge of the transfer states
that this is the first instance of the kind on
record where an official has held himself
responsible for a shortage caused by rob
bery. Will Give It a New Start.
LomxKr, July 13. Michael JDavitt ia. an
interview said, "The ne;r. Tenuis" Defence
league will give a new at&rt to thr Irish
cause which will e of immense importance.
It will bring men of all shades of opinion
on the popular side into a fighting line un
der Mr. PameU. The whole of the reserves
will move up to his support. Tba govern
ment will no longer deal with a few men
! more emphatically than ever, the "man on
horseback." Mr. uaitour will be better
able to appreciate the difference six months
It is reported that Mr. Gladstone favors
the league.
A Typical New Mexican Cloud
Ai3CQUebq.de, N. M., July 13. A cloud
burst occurred on the Santa Fe a few miles
above this city, and all the trains from the
south and west were sidetracked at Wallace.
The tracks for several miles are washed
away and two bridges are gone. It was the
most violent cloud burst that has ever oc
curred in New Mexico, even steel rails be
ing twisted into all lands of shapes. Just
betore the burst occurred a violent storm
raged in the mountains, angry black clouds
overhanging the lowlands and rain descend
ing in torrents. The storm subsided when
the cloud burst occurred, but miles of track
were washed away.
Accident on the Mexican Central.
El Paso, Tex., July 12. The passenger
train on the Mexican Central which left
Paso Del Norte was wrecked at a bridge
five miles this side of Chihuahua and every
car ditched. The train was running at a
rapid rate to make up lost time ozreas oned
by washouts. The underpinning in tho
bridge had been washed out by a torrent
caused by a cloud burst in the moun
tains. The engine passed over safely but
the bridge gave way before the coaches got
across. Two people were killed instantly
ana twenty-five injured. Nineteen people
were taken to the hospital at Chihuahua and
two of them have since died.
The Sluffgr Sneaks.
Mobile, July 12. John L. Sullivan got
on board the Louisville & Nashville train at
Grand Bay, A'a., withMuldoon, Mike Cleaty
and Mike Donovan, h:s seconds, and Charley
Johnson, his backer. They had been in
hiding to avoid papars being served, and
their movements were not known. Sullivan
was much excited when informed of the
rumor of Kilrain's death, and every effort
is being made to keep any dispatches from
being sent as to his movements, route,
etc. The party are Aery uneasy, fearing ar
rest. They do not know whether there is
truth in the rumor or not, and seem much
at sea as to what course to pursue.
The Mrery Rate War.
Kansas Citt, Me., July 12. Some time
ago at the request of the Alton the inter
state commerce railway association ordered
the Chicago, Milwaukee fc St. Paul, which had
been hauling a majority of the cattle shipped
from here to Chicago, to carry only two
train loads a week. The order was obeyed,
but it diverted its business to the Burling
ton, and the Alton still failed to get its pro
portion of the east bound cattle. Then the
Alton cut the rate to attract business. The
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul has begun
taking all the east bound cattle it can get
at the cut rate of 22 cents.
Mrs. Tyler's Funeral.
Richmond, Va., July 13. All of Mrs.
Tyler's children excepting Lachlan Tyler
who resides at Elkhorn, Va., and Mrs. Ellis,
who lives in Montgomery county, Va., have
arrived here. The ceremonies began at the
Exchange hotel, where Mrs. Tyler's remains
laid in state. The luncral services proper
took place at St Peters' cathedral. After
the ceremonies'at the cathedral, Mrs. Tyler's
remains were conveyed to Holyrwood ceme
tery and intererd between the graves of her
late husband ex-Prcs"dent Tyler and her
daughter Mrs. William H. Spencer.
Dr. Stewart Acquitted.
Clay Center, Kan., July 13. The trial
of Dr. J. P. Stewart for the killing of J. B.
Wellington, before the district court resulted
in an acquittal. The jury after being out
less than ten minutes, brought in a verdict
of not guilty, and completely exhonorated
him from any wrong doing whatever in the
killing of J. B. Wellington. The verdict is
universally approved and was received in
the court room with cheers. The doctor is
receiving the hearty congratulations of his
many friends.
An Important Link.
Chicago, July 13. An afternoon paper
says that young Mrs. Carlson, doughter-in-law
of the people who own the Carlsou cot
tage, will swear, when Dr. Cronin's murder
ers are brought to trial, that 6he saw the
doctor enter the cottage on the fatal
night, and heard the struggle in the house.
This, if true, is a very important link in the
chain of evidence, as there has not hereto
fore been known to be any direct proof that
the doctor was murdered in that cottage.
The Patriarchal Circle Parade.
Chicago, July 13. The grand street pa
rade and initiatory review of the Patri
archal circles, which toot place here, sur
passed in brilliancy and maimitude any
eent of its character which ha occurred in
the city since the Knights Templar demon
stration nine years agj. and the event will
be long remembered by the many thousands
of people who witnessed the imposing sight.
Abilene's Wheat,
Johnstown, Pa., July 13.-The car of
wheat from Abilene Kan., has urived. The
wheat is of splendid quality and will be put
on the market for sale. There is a plenti
ful supply of flour at Johnstown, and it
would not be advisable to grind the wheat
and send it there. The money realized from
the sale will be put into the general relief
The Liquor Question in Rhode
Pkovxdenck, R. L, July 13. A special
session of the legislature has met here to
frame a law governing the sale of intoxica
ting beverages, to take the place of the fifth
amendment repealed June 20. A joint
committee was appointed, which will report
a DUiior tne consideration oi mo assembly.
State Library Association.
Milwaukee, July 12. Librarians and
library officials from every city in the state
met here and organized a state library asso
ciation. The object of the association is
the distribution of information relative to
the formation and management of libraries
in the state.
Corn Higher.
Leeds, July 13. The Corn-Millers asso
ciation has made a further advance of 1
shilling a sack in the price of flour. This
action has been taken on account of bad re
ports of the crops in Russia combined with
a decrease in foreign arrivals.
Wonderful Australian Nugget.
London, July 13. Australian papers just
received confirm the flnfljTig of a nugget,
weighing 336 ounces and valued at 1,360.
It was. found near Wedderburn, Victoria,
by a young Austrian, named Costa Clovitch,
who but recently arrived in the colony.
Newpsaper Change.
Omaha, Nkb.. July 13. The proprietors
of the Omaha Wodd have bought the Herald
and will run the combined papers witk
morning and evening editions. The Se
PnkMmde orertaree to sell oat to
General Merritt Goes to Oklahoma.
A New Crowd Form a New Cover
mental Organization and Trouble
Is Brewing The Opooslng Fac
tions Threaten Each Other Con
tinually. Kansas Crrr, Mo., July 15. A special
from Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., says: Gen
eral Merritt, commanding the department
of Missouri, accompanied by his aide, Lieu
tenant Swift: has gone to Oklahoma City,
L T. Trouble is brewing at that place.
A new crowd of settlers have resolved
themselves into an opposition faction to the
city administration, and have issued a call
for a new election to be held July 16.
The opposing factions threaten each other
daily, and Mayor Couch has been obliged
to issue a proclamation commanding peace.
Yesterday the situation became so senous
that he telegraphed for General Merritt
The latters investigation will decide
whether the presence of troops will be neces
sary to preserve the peace on July 16, when
the new-comes will attempt to hold their
Of the Kansas Weather Service, In
Co-Operatlon With the U. S. Signal
Service, for the Week Ending July
1 3, .t 889.
Good rains have fallen in all portions of
the state this week. An excess occurs in
the extreme southwest, culminating in Meade
and Clark where four inches fell. This ex
cess extends diagnolly across the state to and
through the northeast counties culminating
again in Brown and Atchison where three
inches and over fell. Three inches also fell
in Stafford, Pratt and the contiguous por
tions of Kingmaav Barber and Harper. A
belt of heavy raurf all, one inch and. over,
extends also, through the northern counties.
There is a deficiency in the central counties
of the western division, and in Lincoln, Sa
line, Ottawa, Clay, northern part of Riley,
and Pottowatomie, also in the southeastern
The temperature ranged above the aver
tged the first days of the week, and hot
winds prevailed on the oth, 6th and 7th as
far east as Reno and Ellsworth, heating
wood, metals, etc., above the temperature of
the human body. The rains of the 7th, 8th
and 9th reduced the temperature below the
normal; on the 11th it again rose above the
normal, but the 12th found it generally be
low again. There has been slightly less than
the usual amount of sunshine this week in
Stafford, Sumner, from southern part of
Woodson to the north line of the state, and
from Ottawa to Nemaha and Brown. An
excess in Jewell, from Gove te southern part
of Lincoln, in Haskell, Edwards, Butlsr and
Montgomery, elsewhere an average amount
The general effects of the meteorological
conditions this week are favorable. The hot
winds of the 5th. 6th and 7th began to effect
vegetation in localities, but the general
rams which followed returned the crops to
their proper condition and color. Ihe
wheat harvest is about over, the oat harvest
nearly so. Threshing has begun in ail points
of the state. Corn is tasseling in all parts of
the state.is silking as far north as tho
Smoky Hill and the Kaw. while in the south
ern counties it is in the "roasting ear" stage:
in all bections it has a healthy dark green
color, the upland presenting even a better
color than tho bottom corn.
A very excellent quality of peach is now
ripening in the central and more northern
counties. Potatoes are generally of good
size and quality. This week is generally re-
Eortea "a splendid growing week," "corn
as made a magnificent growth." Rust has
lightened the oats crop in places.
T. B. Jennings,
Assistant Signal Corps Director.
Hot From the Wires.
Boston, Mass., July 15. The approxi
mate earnings of the Atchison, Topeka fc
Santa Fe railroad, all lines, for June, were
$2,006,215; increase over same month last
year, $4,100.
Indianapolis, Ind.. July 15. Commander
Travis of the G. A. R. department of In
diana, has issued an order virtually request
ing all posts in this state to limit the atten
dance at the Milwaukee encampment to the
delegates selected to represent the various
posts. It is expected that this order will
largely reduce the attendance of Hoosier
London, July 15. It is reported that fifty
Russian officers have passed Bralla. Rouma
nia, on their way to Siberia. There are
also rumors that the Russian government
has been sending materials of war and pon
toons to Reno, m Bessarabia, and to the
mouths of the Danube.
Akron, O., July 15. The body of John
Ri-sell, the engineer who was killed in a
wreck, has been claimed by two women who
were both manied to RisselL One lives at
Milton, Pa., and the other at Newton Falls,
Ohio. Rissell kept up his two domestic es
tablishments successfully and passed among
the train men as a single man.
Ottawa, Ont., July 15. Edison's patent
for incandescent lighting in Canada was
cancelled some time ago, on the grounds
of failure to manufacture the article in the
Dominion. The inventor has given notice
of appeal from the decision on the ground
that the commissioner of patents has no au
thority to try the case.
Des Moines, Ia., July 15. A case that is
likely to bring out a lively contest, arose
here when constables seized a carload of
beer consigned from Quincy, RL, to Fre
mont, Neb.
Tbot. N. Y July 15. John D. Nutting,
while prospecting for garnet in the moun
tains near the county house, in Warren
county, has discovered ore which he believes
to be rich in silver. He also states that
there are traces of gold and copper in the
Chippewa Falls, Wis.. July 15. It has
been definitely learned that the defalcations
of L. J. Newald, the missing horseman and
politician, will amount to between $20,000
and $26,000. This does not include the
amount he secured in the Milwaukee Danks
by fictitious notes.
Chicago, July 15. A session of the inter
state commerce commission was held here
and after discussion it was decided to allow
the all rail routes between the west and sea
board to meet any rates made by lake and
rail routes.
Wanamatcer Wants Rates For the
Washington, D. C, July 16. The post
master general gives out the following, con
cerning the report that he made an order
reducing the rate on government telegrams
fron 1 cent to 1 null per word, He says
that he had suggested this rate and notified
the telegraph companies to this effect. To
some of the companies objecting to the rate,
he had written a letter which stated, among
other' things:
'adeem to say that the rate proposed
was-' fixed noon isfiiiaieJinii fnrniiriMdto
to Isss department, that your company has
peea makraies to variow large corpor-
"" we in some instances, as nam as
the ftgwe now proposed f or the gorernmeat
ancriee. With the notice of that fact.
would not be justified in making for the
Svernment a new contract at higher rates
in were charged other patrons, especially
eo in view of privileges and benefits extended
to your company by acts of congress. I sub
mit to your own sense of right that the gov
ernment under existing conditions is en
titled to the minimum rates."
Trans-Missouri Rates to be Given
to Various Places This Year.
Kansas Crrr, July 16. The passenger de
partment of the trans-Missouri association
has issued an excursion circular applicable
to all the lines belonging to the associa
tion. Reduced rates for the round trip are au
thorized for the following occasions among
others: Tournament state volunteer fire
men's association, Ottawa, Kan., September
17-19; convention American bankers asso
ciation, Kansas City September 36-26; Sioux
City corn palace, third annual festival, Sep
tember 29, to October 6; Society of Spir
itualists, tenth annual catnpmeeting, Del-,
pbos Kan., commencing August 10, con
tinuing ten days; district G. A. R., meeting,
Blue Rapids Kan., August 13-16; emancipa
tion day at Wichital Kansas, August 1;
emancipation day at Topeka, Kansas, Au
gust 1.
All the above rates will be one and on--third
fare, with exception of the Sioux City
com festival, the rates to whioh have been
placed at one fare for the round trip.
Crushing Out Loan and Building
Nashvtjxe, Tenn., July 15. Some time
ago back tax collector, William Earth
man, brought suit in the name of the state
and county against the West End Budding
and Savings association; the Rock City
Building and Savings association; the Nash
ville and Edgefield Building and Savings as
sociation, and the South Nashville Mechan
ics' Building and Savings association, to
recover of the said associations taxes on
loans secured by mortgages on real estate
for the years 1885-'86-'87. The taxes as
sessed amount to about 10.000. The chan
cellor held that these associations were liable
for the taxes claimed, and gave judgment
accordingly. The cae will be appcued to
the supreme court. This is the first time
since the organization of these companies
that the subject of taxation has been raised
in this stata.
Desperate Strikers.
Pittsburg, Pa., July 15- The strikers s
Carnegie's works have full charge of the
town of Homestead, and no one dares in
terfere. Had not deputy sheriffs calmly
and meekly surrendered on their arrival
they would hive been mobbed. They were
surrounded by a mob of six thousand men
ana their badges and clothing almost torn
from their bodies. The strikers are pa
trolling the streets and strangers are com-'
relied to give an account of themselves or
leave. Pinkerton men on the way have not
yet arrived and the strikers are watching
for them. When they reach the scene an
interesting meeting is expected: They will
go to Homestead with a party of 500 men
and will increase it 2,000 if necessary. The
men are desperate and affairs look ugly. The
men employed at the other mills not run by
Carnegie, are considering the advisability
of quitting work if the strike is not settled.
This would increase tha number of strikers
by several thousand.
Constitution Makers.
Sioux Falls, S. D., July 15. About
three-fourths of the delegates met and ad
journed after a half hour's session. The
only feature of the proceedings was the ef
fort to reconsider the action of the conven
tion regarding the memorial to the president
asking the withholding of patents to claim
ants who have placed mineral filings upon
school lands in the agricultural districts ad
joining to the larire towns and cities. The
motion was tabled.
Oltmpia, W. T. July 15. In the conven
tion a large number of petitions and reso
lutons were introduced. Among them was
one sig-ed by 594 men and 415 women in
favor of woman suffrage. All were appro
priately referred. The remainder of the
session was consumed in discussion of the
report on committee rules.
A One Fare Rate.
Junction Citt, Kan., July 16. At its June
meeting the Trans Missouri passenger asso
ciation made a one and one-third fare for
the round trip on account of the State Fire
mens' tournament at Ottawa, Kan., Sep
tember 17-19, 1889. .This rate being unsatis
factory to the firemen, the matter came up
for rehearing at the July meeting and a one
fare rate is now agreed upon. This rate
will be made from all points upon associ
ation lines in Kansas, for the round trip,
and will be hailed as good news by firemen
through the state.
To PreventTrouble In Arkansas.
Little Rock, Ark., July 16. In view of
serious trouble which has been expected in
St. Francis county next Monday, the day for
the holding of the election for sherriff and
assessor (the former place made vacant by
the killing of Sheriff D. M. Wilson while
the Forest City riot was in progress), the
Droner authorities have issued a snecial or
der, in which they ordered ths disbandment
of the militia companies recently organized
in that county, and the surrender of tha
arms and equipments of the Forest City
They Can't Ride Across a Bridge.
Topeka, Kan., July 16. Judge Guthrie,
of the district court, decided against the
wheelmen in the recent appeal from the
judgment of the police court, in which two
Topeka wheelmen were fined for riding
across the Kaasas avenue bridge in this city
contrary to the city ordinance. The wheel
men chum they have the same right to ride
across the bridga on their bicycles that a
person has to nde over the structure in a
carriage or other vehicle. The case will be
taken to the supreme court.
Subsidies Asked.
New York, July 16. A letter from Pan
ama under date of July 4, says: "The New
Orleans and Columbian steamship company
is anxious to effect a contract for the pur
pose establishing a line between New Or
leans and a number of the principal Col
lumbian Atlantic ports. The company also
asks for a subsidy of $4,000 for each round
Prostrated by Heat.
Pittsburg, July 16. Thomas D. Messier,
third vice president and comptroller of the
Pennsylvania railroad company, was pros
trated by the heat and is lying at his office
at the point of death. Mr. Messier was in
his usual good health when he came to his
office, and was suddenly stricken while at
his desk. His physicians fear the worst.
A Large Job.
Concord, N. H., July 16. The -granite
for the new congressional library at Wash
ington will be cut here. It is estimated that
it will require 800 to 1,000 men four years to
complete the work.
A Writ of Habeas Corpus.
Worsxfso, July 16. It k practically .set
tled that a writ of habeas eerpas in Burke's
esse witt he applied fee this weak by
Electric Wires
Knock Domt
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mu wni iooiiioi :--
A Dozen Men Unconslous Wire
Blown Down by Wind, Charging
Buuaings ana pools of watsr--Flames
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water-- 'si
partment Suffers.
EvANsvnxx, Ind., July 17. This city was
visited by a heavy wind and rain storm, do
ing much damage. About 10 o'clock at
night when the power at the electric light
station for street illumination was turned
on, numerous wires which had been blows!
down, charged buildings and pools of watss
in the street with electricity. Fire a foo4
high was emitted in places causing an alarm
to be sounded. The fire department respoa-j
ded, and being unaware of the condition of
things rnshed into what was almost cert ins
death. Horses and firemen alike werej
knocked down with electricity. Others
rushed into a building that was apparent!
on fire only to be violently thrown dowi
and the excitement ran high. A messenger"
hastened to the station, and had the electria
power shut off, and then the work of resus.
itation began. A dozen or more men were1
unconscious, but their lives were saved bjR
laying them upon the wet ground. Several
firemen are yet in a precarious condition.
It Is Said They Contemplate a Wide
spread i-trike. ,
Springfield, III., July 17. About 400
represensatives of the local brotherhood oft
engineers of the state, held a meeting here
Little could be learned as to the object of
the meeting, but it is thought the prelimi-j
nary steps were taken for the amalgamation
of the brotherhood with other railroad br-j
ganuations. Chief Arthur was present and!
addressed the men, but he is understood to
be opposed to amalgamation. What deci-j
sion was reached by the delegates can't be
ascertained: A well known railroad official!
said, however, that it has been known in!
railroad circles for soma timo that the onJ
gineers are dissatisfied with the outcome ot
the strike on the Burlington system and itj
has been understood this meeting was to
consider the best plan ot retrieving theiri
former power. To do this it is thought a
general strike of the engineers and fiiemen
on every western road was proposed. This,'
of course, was strenuously denied by the of-j
fleers of the brotherhood, but there seems
to be good grounds for believeing this move
was discussed. Representatives of the!
brotherhood as far east as Ohio and from
the western states were present.
Lowry Means Business.
New Orleans, July 17. The Times-DemJ.
ocrat's Purvis, Miss., says: To-day nasi
been a busy one with District Attorney)
Neville. First came the cases against C. W.j
Rich of this county, and J. T. Jamieson oft
Lauderdale county, who were brought toj
this place by the sheriffs of the respective!
counties, they having been arrested on war-J
rents charging them with aiding and abet-
ting the Sullivan-Kilrain fight. These par-j
ties waived examination and were placed;
under bonds of $1,000 each for their appear
ance at the next term of the circuit court. !
Mr. Neville received a telegram from Gov
ernor Lowry announcing that John FitzpaM
rick, the referee in the great battle, baa
been arrested, and the case against him will
be tried next Thursday at this place. Ami
davits have been made against R. C. CarroUl
and E. L. Tyler, superintendents of the!
New Orleans & Northwestern railroad, and
the governor has been requested to issuej
extradition papers for them. There will bsj
a vigorous prosecution of the guilty parties.)
At the Cheyenne Agency.
Cheyenne Agency, Dak., July 17. Ths
Indians assemble daily. About 100 cams
in a compact body, singing a wild chant,
apparently organized to prevent individual
action. Governor Foster opened the coun
sel, saying: "You kindly listened to us
Saturday; we are here now to listen to you.
We are anxious that you shall thoroughly
understand everyth'ng, and will take pleas
ure in explaining any points which are not
clear." '
White Swan Eaid: "We want you to exwj
plain everything again and let us counsel)
among ourselves before we talk." Gover
nor Foster then explained the matter all
over again.
The council aajourned after the usual an-j
nouncement that beef cattle would be is-j
sued. It was evident at the close, that the
feeling of the Indians "was more favorable
than on Saturday.
The Alien Contract Labor Law. .
Washington, D. C, July 17. A number'
of perplexing questions have been presented!,
to the treasury department in regard to the;
enforcement of the alien contract labor law!
so far as it applies to persons employed in)
this country, but who reside just across
the Canadian and Mexican borders. Com
plaint has been lodged against an officer of
a bank in Vermont, nsar the Canadian bor-J
der line, who has his residence in CanadaJ
He has crossed the border line to his busi
ness nearly every day for the past fortyi
years. It is charged that his employment,
is in contravention to the contract laboa
law. Complaint has also been made of the
practice oi auuwuuji vtuiuuitui ana lueucaaj
laborers to enter United States territory for;
days' work. These matters are all undes
TheWorId3 Fair of 1 892.
New Yoke, July 17. A conference of IeadU
ing citizens wa? held for the purpose of
taking initial step? to secure the location of
the world's fair of 1892 in the empire cityj
It was suggested that a committee be ap-f
pointed to wait upon the mayor to present
to him the expediency of calling together
without delay a preliminary convention of
leading merchants and others for conuIta!
tion and common action. Strenuous efforts
it was stated at the meeting are being made'
by the Baltimoreans to secure the location
of the great fair in Washington, while the;
rlpinm of Chicago have already reached form
idable dimensions. It is believed that by
prompt and concerted action on the part oi
the municipal authorities and citizens that
New York will be selected as the site tot
the next great exposition.
Visible Supply of Grain.
New Yoke. July 17. Following is a state
ment of the visible supply of grain in store
and afloat on Saturday, July 13, as issued
bv the Droduee exchange:
Wheat, 12,711,165; decrease, 1,244,788.
Corn, 8,950,606; decrease, 143,005.
Oats. 5,063,713; decrease. 618,050.
Rye. 806,601; decrease, 51,720.
Barley, 377,951; increase, 1,523.
Moved Across the Line.
Kansas Cut, Ma, July 17. The offices
of all the lotteries have been raovej.froHi
Kansas City, Mo., across the lice int Kan
sas City,' Kan., the dividing line being James
street. Chief Speers has waged a relentless
warfare against them, and they have rHoved
from this state, but not from this vicinity,
and access to their offices is quite as convenu
ent as before the forced removal.
Britishers Take Medicine Too. ;
RocansTsx. N. Y., July 17. The Union ,;
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