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TTr JSJ? - JT mww--' --v '.j -Sr " "- W&& 3&" r.rjL. tee " . & ' m- &r IS a. a T r. i KANSAS STATE NEWS. Morton Monitor: Some mid horses have been running over Buffalo valley, ilr. Stitt captured two colts. Sylvia correspondence: Melons are in good demand and our melon growers are happy. From S80 to $120 per car is what they are realizing, against 20 last year. Belleville Press: "Workmen com menced this week to put down two cis terns of fivo hundred barrels each in the court house square, one will be put in south of the court house and the other near the jail. Junction City Bepublican: Battery F, fourth artillery, presented a very nico appearance while marching through tha city. Major Bodney, its present commander, has a splendid record as an officer during the rebellion. Belleville Press: "We need not talk about what Bopublic county will do in the future, but a little once in a while as to what is being done now. Friday eight cars of stock and ten of corn were shipped by an extra over the Union Pa cific, and this is only a forerunner. Stockton Record: S. L. Mickey, landlord pro tern of the Hicks house, found a letter in the waste basket the other day, that contained two $20 bills. It had probably dropped ontof the own er's pocket and been swept up with the rubbish from the floor. Efforts are be ing made to find the man who lost it. Nortonville News: About the busi est place in Nbrtonville is the canning factory. Tomatoes are ripening verv slowly owing to the cool weather, but they are receiving enough to run every other clay. The full capacity is 10,000 cans per day, but at present they are only putting up from 2,000 to 3,000 cans every other day. Severance News: The elevator at Leona, belonging to A. Angstad, is burned to the ground. The fire caught in the dome from a hot box in the ma chinery, while Mr. Angstad was at din ner. He had about 800 bushels of corn and 50 bushels of wheat in the elevator. Ho had just been shipping out and con sequently didn't have much grain on hand. The loss on building was about $3,000. The building was insured for $2,200, and the gram for $600. Stockton Becord: Houses are com- ing into demand and rents are raising. There are but few houses not engaged and before a month passes there will not be an unoccupied residence in town. After that, all the vacant upstairs room will be taken. Tho influx of students for the academy, and the consequent moving in of parents will produce this effect on house renting. It isn't such a little thing, after all to be an educa tional center. A .Newton item: County Superin tendent Danner, of Harvey county, about a year ago, ado)ted the plan of grading the county schools, and hold ing an annual commencement at the op era house at Newton. The plan worked so well that tho commencement was re peated again this year. There were thirty-three graduates, representing six teen districts. ProF. Banner finds that his Fcheme arouses enthusiasm among tho pupils in tho common schools and furthers their desire to finish the courso in tho common schools in the county. The motto of the graduating class is: "All the World's a Stage: "We Have Plaved Our First Act." Junction City Bepublican: Louis Toitzol, tho photograj)hor, says while he was playing his zither the other even ing, under tho shade of a tree, he noticed a toad who was attracted by the music, behaving in a very peculiar man ner. As long as he played the toad would go through the motions of danc ing. He played waltzes, polkas and other kinds of music, tho toad keeping excellent time. Ho stopped playing for a time to see what the reptile would do. As soon as tho music ceased he hopped off in tho grass, but when Louis started up a waltz he returned, bringing a part ner with him. They both joined in and danced for nearly an hour. Belleville Press: Last Tuesday morn ing during the shower, about 7 o'clock, W. fl. "Wyckoff wont to the bam to milk and had just finished and got up to go to the house when a blinding flash of lightning came accompanied by deaf ening thunder. This is the last ho re members until three or four hours afterwards. Mrs. Munsell, who was standing in the kitchen, saw him standing, without attempting to come in, going out to where he was, she asked him why ho did not come in, but re ceived no answer. She then took him by the arm and led him into the house. He did not recover consciousness for about four hours, and when he did could not remember anything that had occurred. Mrs. Munsell was standing in the kitchen and felt a slight feeling of numbness in her arm. The cow which he was milking was not injured, and tthere is not a single mark'on Mr. "Wyck off and in a few days he will have nothing but a blank to remind him of jj a singular episode in his life, STOCK AND FARM. Delphos Bepublican: Our farm ers are bending all their energies toward an increased acreage of winter wheat, and plows and drills aro in motion in every direction. Minneola Bepublican: Tho black le is making inroads among the farmers cattle. The loss is mostly confined to calves and yearlings. Fin Lambert re ports tho loss of several head from their herd. Six have died for John Hall. Tribune Bepublican: C. M. Owen brought an excellent sample of broom corn to town. He has twenty acres that will make a large yield and ho expects to re lize well for it. O. M. says he is experimenting this year, and that next year he will put out a large crop. Dighton Herald: T. J. Barkley lives in town, bat farms his Blaine township &nn, by proxy, up to the handle. Crops are never expected to pay as large s profit as when tne proprietor cbu ik continually on the ground to look aftei them. But, Mr. B. has been quite suc cessful. He has just threshed his small gram and disposed of it and after pay ing the usual price for plowing and seeding, harvesting, threshing, etc., his net profit was $3.72 per acre. Prettj good for an off year. He will sow 10(7 acres to wheat this fall. A Mistake of Farmers. Secretary Mohler's monthly report contains the following: Secretary Busk, of the department ol agriculture, recently in a letter of in structions to his correspondents, in substance said that truthful statistics damage no one except speculators that is, gamblers. That the gamblers depend on the statistics furnished by the farmers for their gambling opera tions, while the facts are (and these facts are generally well known), that grain gamblers connected with the boards of trade in our large cities have men in their employ, traveling contin ually during the growing soason, in every part of the country, gathering the facts in regard to the acreage and yield of wheat and corn per acre, and other crops; and it is surprising how near they get at the exact facts long in advance of the time tho assessors' re turns reach this office. These men are experts at the business, and do their work thoroughly. These grain specu lators are not, therefore, in anyway do pendent upon the returns made by the assessors to this board for carrying on their gambling operations, but are wholly independent of them. Now, if the people had no means of collecting these statistics, compiling and giving them to the public, there is no telling what these unscrupulous men would do. The farmers would then be at their mercy. They could withhold the truth from them, and practice their art with direful effect upon the farming world. The farmers would be in dark ness and the gamblers in the light. Ig norance can never cope "with intelli gence in any kind of warfare. Just so with our monthly reports. Grain gamblers during the growing season get reports of the condition of crops continually, and the market is "bulled" or "beared" according as the news is favorable or unfavorable, but when the state or government reports come out giving facts from trustworthy sources, these gambling operations are checked, and a truce for a time is called. But suppose no such monthly reports were published by the government: who knows to what extent these men would go, or how great the fluctuations in prices would be, or how great would be the detri ment to the agricultural classes? This provision, made by the several states and the government for collect ing agricultural statistics is emphatic ally in tho interest of tho farmers. It is their bulwark, their means of defense against tho unscrupulous attack of men who for gain would, if they could, draw the last drop of blood from the farmer's veins. Be loyal, therefore, to the agricultural interests, and show your loyalty by your honesty in giving to tho assessors a conscientious state ment of facts pertaining to farm statis tics. Remember also that these statis tics aro valuable only as they are truthful. KANSAS RAILROADS. A Burrton special: The officials of the St. Louis and San Francisco B. B. have commenced in earnest survoving and laying out ground for the erection of a round house with six stables for engines, a transfer depot four hundred feet long, a union passenger depot and ticket office also a water tank. G. W. Turner gave the contract of putting down the well and the putting up of tho water tank to Hamlin Bros., of Burrton. There are about fifty men at work fixing up the switches and laying foundations for tho different buildings. Superintendent Wintworth said that Burrton would bo the end of one divi sion of the road. This will give Burr ton an additional increase of over 200 permanent citizens, which will swell our population to about 1,200. Tho railroad commissioners have is sued their decision in the case of the mnyor and council of Atwood vs. the Burlington & Missouri river railroad in Nebraska. The complaint was filed at the instance of the merchants and busi ness men against the company for fail ure to furnish side track facilities at At wood. There is but one siding, which, by reason of its being on the opposite side of the main line from the depot and much of the distance laid in a deep, and inaccessible cut, without drainage, is wholly inadequate to accommodate the business of the place. One or more shippers are anxious to build elevators, but have been unable to secure eligible sites for the reasons above stated. The board finds that Atwood is unjustly de prived of reasonable station facilities, that the accommodations are inadequate and impose a hardship on the patrons of the road and orders the company to (cousbrucb a suitaDie sKietraoB: ior ware houses, to be completed not later thaa October 1. KANSAS CHURCHES. Clyde Herald: Bev. Archer has not been very long a resident of Concordia. He is of English descent but born in Ireland. Formerly he belonged to the Episcopal church, but now belongs to the M. E. church. He has received the appointment of filling out the unexpired term of K"v. Charles English at Glen Elder, who goes to Des Moines, la. Olathe Democrat: The state con vention of the T. M. C. A. which meets in Topeka, Ot. 16-20, promises to be the largest affair of its kind ever held. Besides all the leading workers of the state who will be present, Post Master General Wanamaker, Mr. Townsend, Mr. Pearson, Dr. 'Jenness, Mr. Bliss and several others are confidently expected. even irondred delegates will be pres ent. Olathe should send a good delegation. STRONG RETIRES. The Resignation of W. Strong Accepted. On September 9, Allen Manvel Takes the Presidency of the Santa Fe The Reorganization Com mittee Still Considering Other v. hanges In the Official Roll. Chicago, August 29. The reorganization of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad has assumed shape. President W. B. Strong retires and will be succeeded by Allen Man vel, now the first vice president of the St, Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba road. George C. Magoun, Chairman of the Santa Fe board of directors, and William Libby, a member of the body, were some time ago appointed a committee on reor ganization, and these gentlemen have com pleted their labors. Mr. Magoun was seen by a reporter and talked freely in regard to their conclusions. "You can state," said Chairman Magoun, "That the resignation of President William B. Strong will be accepted at the meeting of the board of directors in Boston on Sep tember 6, and that he will be succeeded by Allen Manvel who is at present first, vice president of the Manitoba road. Mr. Man vel will assume his office in .this city on Monday, September 9." ""What other changes have you determined upon?" "No others will be decided upon until after that date. There are now first, second and third vice presicents, and the incum bency of these positions will then be con sidered. The first vice president's position has been vacant for some timo by the resig nation of C. W. Smith." Missing Links. Washington, D. C, August 30. Senator Ingalls of Kansas is here looking after cer tain appointments. Ho is especially desir ous that the appointment of Meserve, of Massachusets, to Haskell institute, at Law rence, Kansas, be recalled, and the place be given to a Kansas man. Dayton, O. Hon. James E. Campbell, of Butler county, was nominated for gov ernor by the democratic convention, on the second ballot. Costa Eica. Mr. Charles D. Martin, a citizen of the Unite States, has received a valuable piece of land as a premium for having successfully planted and grown grape vine3. Columbus, O. The Ohio penitentiary has lost $500,000 by fire, and individual owners of burned shops $100,000, more. Washington. D. C. The department of state has been informed of the recent very generous gift of his Majesty, the king of Siam, for the use of the American Presby terian mission of one of the royal palaces together with the grounds and buildings. Chicago. J. Huiskamp, one of the pro prietors of of the Times, procured warrants for James J. West and his secretary, Charles F. Graham. He charges them with illegally issuing 1,000 shares of stock of the Tines company. St. Petebsbubg. Tho village of Khen zorik, on the frontier, has been visited by a terrible earthquake which destroyed the larger part of the town. Great fissures opened in tho earth, and in many cases the villagers were swallowed up. So far, 129 people are known to have been buried alive in this way. Denveb. Two train loads of G. A. R. men left here for the encampment at Mil waukee. Pabis. Buffalo bill gave a breakfast to a number of distinguished Americans. Minis ter Beid was one of the seventy-five guests. Commander Warner's Address. Milwaukee, August 30. Commander-in-chief Warner's address at the encampment was long and listened to by thousands. He said: "I commend to each department the patriotic practice of the posts in tho depart ment of New York, of presenting on the 23d of February, tho birthday of tho father of his country, the American flag to such pub lic schools as are not as yet in possession. Let tho children receive the stars and stripes from the men who placed their bodies as a a living wall between it and thos3 who would tear it down. The future citizens of the public are being educated in the public schools tho flag of their country should ever be before them as an object lesson. From its star and stripes let them learn tho story of liberty as exemplified in the lives of Washington, Lincoln, Grant and the patriotic sons of the republic who by their valor, suffering and death rendered the imperishable fame of this illustrious trio possible. Let them learn to look upon the American flag "by angels hands to valor given," with as much reverence as the Israelites look upon their ark of the coven ant. Let the 8,000,000 of boys and girls in our elementary schools be thus imbued with a reverence for the flag and all it rep resents. Then the future of the republic is assured and that flag shall forever wave, o'er tho land of tho free and the home of the brave." Pension Committee Reports. Milwaukee, August 31. The pension committee composed of George MorriL John S. Kountz, J. H. Burst, R. W. Blue and Lucius Fairchild submitted the report. The committee regrets that owing to the short session of the last congress it was im possible to secure the desired legislation. The committee called upon President Har rison soon after his inauguration and re ceived assurance from him of his desire for generous legislation in behalf of the defend ers of the union. Following the expression of opinion by the last encampment, the committee prepared two pension bills, the noteu om -wmen, anows every nonoraoiy discharged soldier or sailor $12 a month, whether his disability from actual service or not; and the bill for the pensioning of soldiers' and sailors' widows, also a bill to pension each veteran, the minimum amount to be $8 per month. Should tho encamp ment reaffirm its opinions of one year ago, these bills are ready for early presentation to both branches of congress at the opening of the session: and from interviews with leading members of both houses, the cordial ly fnendly attitude of the administration and the liberal views of fthe secretary of the interior and the commissioner of pensions, it is expected that they will nearly all be come laws. Heavy Grain Shipments, Atchison, August 3!. The Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe road is already doing a heavy grain businsss at th!s point. At one time there were 150 car loads in the yards in this city, and nearly as largo a number be tween here and Topeka waiting to be brought in to be cleaned in the Atchison elevators, and then ship-red east. All the elevators are running night and day. The Missouri Pacific is also bringing in a large amount of grain, a portion of which is turned over to the roads leading from here to Chicago. The remainder goes to Kansas City and St. Louis. Peters on the Election Committee. Washington, D. C, August 29. Con gessman Peters, of Kansas, has gone to Louisiana, accompanied by Congresman Rowell of Illinois. These gentleman go to Louisville to view the methods that will be pursued in the election of a successor to the late Congressman Gay. As matters will be close in the bouse on itsreortranization. and as contests with a long ending are apt toj ??lt.1toe9e gentlemen, who will probably do made members of the election comrnit T n to be prepared to better meet any emergencies that may arise. Again if any legislation is had on the prevention of elec tion frauds, they expect to obtain aninsight in matters which will materially accrue to their interest. .All kinds of reports have been given out tnat intimidations will bo resorted to. There is much talk just now of an extra session, Martw likely that the president has inti mated that ho will call such a session, but no Positive information can be had on the subject. It is given out among those em ployed about the capital, who are close con stituents of members of the house, that the session will be'called for October 21. 1889. Well Cared For. Chicago, August 29. Word of the Kins man accident was received at the Santa Fe office in this city immediately after itsoc cjrenee. General Superintendent Chase stated that eleven persons were injured, but none of them fatally. All of these were immediately taken to Streator and cared o eanwhile a relief tram left Chicago at 9:10 for the purpose of bringing such of the injured to this city and were en route to Chicago. At Joliet the special took on the company's surgeon and a number of med ical assistants. When the special reached Streator it was found that the more seriously injured had been taken to the hosDital there and were already being well cared for. The train brought to Chicago ten of the injured, but fivo of thom found themselves in a po sition to continue their journey and made only a temporary stay here. Five more seriously hurt, are still at Gore's hotel under medical treatment. These are: Mrs. O. C. Bradley, of Santa Barbara, California: seriously injured internally. Mrs. Sarah Christman, and two children, slightly injured. Mrs. Greelish and one child; not dangerously hurt. A. C. Whit more of California. H. M. Lester. The Naval Battle. Milwaukee, Wis., Angust 31. The naval battle day was the great day of the encamp ment as regards the crowds. Trains brought in about 80,000 additional visitors mostly from Wisconsin and Illinois, the great at trction being the naval battle in Milwaukee bay. Fully 250,000 people occupied the benches and the vast amphitheater on tho hill side of the Lake shore park was filled with Grand Army men and their wives, the 'seats being rosened for tUem. JLne batt.e was a grand spectacle being participated in by about sixty vessels be sides a motary fleet and about 3,0C0 infantry. There were fired 70,000 rounds of musketry, 3,003 shels, 5,500 rockets and 20,000 rounds of fireworks were exploded. The plan of the battle was an attack by a hostile fleet and repulse by shore batteries supported by the infantry. The lino of battle fleet was led by the United States man-of-war Michigan and revenue cutters Andy John, son and Fessendon. New Market For Mortgages. Kansas Citt, August 30. Mr. E. W. Thomas, of New York is in the city for the purpose cf establishing here the headquar ters of an English syndicate of capitalists for which he is acting as agent. The syndi cate, says Mr. Thomas, includes the Bar ingV, and Lubocks, of London, England, as well as many other noted British capitalists. It is the purpose of the syndicate to buy all the available first class mortgages upon farm property in several of the western states, including Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska Colorado, Minnesota and Washington Terri tory. The money says Mr. Thomas, is all subscribed, and it will be invested on the instalment plan. It has been decided to invest tho first year $8,C03,COO and a like or greater sum, if the scheme proves profitable, for several succeeding years. The company will be ready to commence operations on November 1, next. Quite a Large Family. Kansas City, Mo., August 31. A quiet, unassuming looking lady, surrounded by a drove of fourteen children, from 2 to 17 years of age, attracted very general atten tion at the Union depot. She was Mrs. Emma Kenyon, of Sprang Valley, 111., and was on her way to Pittspurtr, Kan., to join her husband. All of the children ara Mrs. Kenyon's, and they made a most imposing procession as they marched to their train, headed by the mother, the oldest child act. ing as rear guard. Cattle fever In the Territory. Kansas Citt, August 31. Mr. E. D. Hewins, president of the Cherokee Cattle company is in the city. He has just returned from an inspection of the company's range in the Irdian territory. He says that the reports that Texas fever exists to an alarm ing extent in ti.3 terntorv are greatly ex aggerated. So far as he knows, and he is well informed on tho condition of affairs there, there is no general existence of the epidemic anywhere, in tho territory and tho isolated cases are rarer than usual. Mr. Armstrong Resigns. Chicago, August 31. A. C. Armstrong purchasing agent of the Atchison, Topeka fc Santa Fe Railroad company, has resumed to take effect September 6. His resignation was handed to President Strong as lonu ago as June 12. His successor will be William G. Fuller, formerly of the Erie road, who was appointed by the new board of direc tors at their recent meeting in Boston. Other changes are expected to follow soon, A Reunion Incident. Milwaukee, August 29. Mrs. Logan coming down the step3 from the long din-ing-hall about 9 oMock leaning on the arm of General Alger, was forced to hold an im promptu reception, as a crowd of veterans from one direction and a bevy of ladies from the opposite direction rushed to meet her. Mrs. Logan had a distinguished ap pearance as she stood a step above the crowd before her. her rudy face set in a frame of suvery white hair, wreathed with smiles. The Surplus Lowered. Washington, D. C, August 3L Again the bonds purchased by the treasurer were large in amount $3,880,900. This makes the total amount purchased in three days nearly $11.000,C0D. For these bonds tho govern ment paid about $11,000,000 by the addition of premiums. The effect upon the surplus of the recent heavy purchase is notable. It was 70,000,000 ten days ago but has now decreased to about $42,000,0D0. More Mississippi ! Politics. New Orleans, La., August 31. A special to the Times-Democrat faom Satita, Miss., says: James M. Newbaker has been assas einated, being riddled with bullets as he was entering his own house. Newbaker wa9 a prominent politician and a candidate for the state legislature before tho last county convention. Money Paid to the Confederacy. FuEnERiCK, Md., August 31. By vitue of an agreement made with the board of aldermen of Frederick City, Colonel G. W. F. Vernon, of Baltimore, will undertake the work or collectins from the national government the war tax, amounting to $200 (00, which was levied upon Frederick by the confederate general early in 1864. Strike in Kansas. Lawrence, Kan., August 30. The em ployes of the Kansas Tanning and Shoe company of this city are out on a strike. They claim that they have not received thir wages for several weeks. Tho com pany em. ployed about fifty hands. - A Kansas City Fire. Kansas Crxr, August 31 The works of the Kansas City Nut and Bolt company, located at Sheffield, a suburb of Kansas City, are destroyed by fire. The loss is 818,000: insured. QUEER'S SPEECH- Most Cordial Relations With Neighbors Continue. The SI ve Trade to be Considered by the Powers Local Govern ment In Englan and Wal -s Agricultural and Commercial Wellbeing of Ireland. London, September 2. Parliament pro rogued until November 16. The queen m her speech of prorogation said: Our relations with other powers continue most cord a. Since tho beginning of the session nothing has happsned to dimhvsh 'our confident expectations of unbroken European peace. At my solicitation the King of the Bel gians has consented to tummon in the au tumn a conference of the European powers, ot be held at Brussels, to consider the present condition of the slave trade by land and sea and to deliberate upon measures for the arrest and mitigation of the evil which this trafic still inflicts unon mankind. Gentlemen of the house of commons I gladly acknowledge the caie and liberality with vhich you have provided for the wants of the public survice. My lords and gentlemen, the measures you have taken, with no grudging hand, to strengthen the naval defenses will enable my subjects to pursue industry and enter prise in more complete security of peace. The act of reforming the local govern ment of Scotland will, I am convinced, contribute largely to the welfare and con tentment of my people in Scotland. I much regret that pressure upon your tune prevented your passing a bill confer ring a responsible government on my sub jects in western Australia and trust this very desirable object will be effected at an early period. I note with satisfaction tho improvements introduced into the constitution of the uni versities of Scotland and the steps you have taken toward the establishment of technical education in England and Wales. The in termediate education act for Wales will supply a deficiency in the educational system which has been acutely felt for several years. I have assented with much pleasure to the bill for bringing the less prosperous portions of Ireland into rapid cainmunication with the principal markets of the Unired King dom by means of a systematic extension of railways. This provision will confirm the increasing agricultur.il and commercial well being which has accompanied the gradual suppression of disorder in Ireland. 1 sincerely hope the new board of agri culture will be the means of still further developing the oldest of our national indus tries. I am thankful to be able to recog nize signs of growing prosperity the fruit of returning confidedce, everywhere dis cernable. In the hope that under the oper ation of your wise counsel, it may be strengthened by the hsarty concord of all my subjects, I commend you rev erently to the merciful care of Almighty God. HUNTINGTO .'S PLAN. A General Consolidation West of the Missouri River. Chicago, September 3. A local paper says: When day ttould ana the bankers triangle of New York first proposed tho for mation of a railroad clearing house, C. P. Huntington, the Southern Pacific magnate, was a party to the scheme. When it was found that the clearing house plan could not be carried out and the formation of the so called "Gentlemen's association" was sug gested Mr. Huntington withdrew from the combination on the ground that he did not believe an association of "gentlemen" would fill the bill, and that he had a plan of his own, the time for the consummation of which was not ripe. The first commerce association the gen tlemenhaving proved a complete failure, steps are now being taken to carry out Mr. Huntington's complete plan, which contem plates a general consolidation of railroad in terests west of the Missouri river, the lines east of that river to work out their own sal vation and make whatever arrangements they may. That such is the intention is indicated by tho statements made by Mr. Magoun, chair man of the board of directors of the Atchi son, Topeka fc Santa Fe, a member of the banking firm of Kidder, Peabody & Co., of New York, who said it would bo useless to continue the present associations, as now organized, and there must be either one as sociation covering all lines east and west of the river or the Misfouri river must be made a dividing line with one association east and another west. Mr. Magoun further says that the New York bankers and their back ers are in no way responsible for the forma tion of the "Gentlemen's association" with four or five auxiliary associations. The original proposition of the bankers was leg islated out of existence by the Chicago managers, and to please the Alton and other opponents of that proposition the present unsatistactory organization was formed. In further confirmation of the rumors that a new dealls to be made, to which Mr. Huntington will be a party, comes the re port from New York that closer relations between Jay Gould's southwestern system of roads, the Atchison and Huntington's Southern Pacific have been established. It is also stated that both Mr. Gould and Mr. Huntington are acting in concert to secure control of all southwestern lines. It was also learned that the manager of the roads in the "Gentlemen's association" has been informed by the New York bankers that tho present organization could not be continued and that they must take measures to bring about a complete reorganization. This con templates but one association, which is to bo in the nature of the original clearing house plan. Accordingly a committee of presidents has been appointed to devise plans for the consummation of a new deal. This com mittee will have a conference with the New York bankers' triangle and Jay Gould, Huntington and other railroad magnates in New York in a few davs. WEATHER CROP BULLETIN Of the Kansas Weather Service. In Co-Operatlon With the United States Signal -service. For the Week Ending Saturday August 3 1 , 18S9. FHFCTPITATION. The rain-fall this week has nearly all been confined to the southwestern counties. There is an excess extending northeast through Stanton, Hamilton, Grant, Kearney, Has kell, Finney, Gray, Garfield, Hodgeman, Pawnee, Bush, and Barton, and including the western half of Ford. Light rams ex tended into the southern portions of Trego, Ellis, and Russell, into E Iswcrm and Rice, the northern half of Stafford, tha north-west part of Edwards, eastern part of Ford, and southwestward into Comanche, and occur aga n in the counties north of Lincoln and Saline and to the northeast: The heaviest rainfall for the week, amounting to two inches, fell in Kearney, Finney, and Gar field. Over the rest of the state there has been a general absence of rain. temperature and sunshine. In the central and western count:es the temperature has ranged slightly above the normal, while in the eastern it is slightly below, though the week has been one of almost uninterrjpt.-d sunshine. RESULTS. In the central counties corn is ripening very fast; in Ottawa it is being fed to cattle. while in Mitchell new corn has appeared on the market. In Gove the early-aowa rye ia ufine shape and promises well for fall pas- tore. In Ford broom corn is being cut and is a good yield. In the extreme south aste n' counties, the long absence of rain nasi shortened the com and hay crops. In the extreme west and fouihwesL the dry hoy weather was injuring th? cro s outside or irrigation, but tho rains of the 2 th and .-Oei) ended the heat and changed the CDniitlonsJ, In the block of counties in-kiding Lyon, Waub'unsee, and Pottaw.voulo and exJ tending east to Mis-oin, the corn is we'l filled and ripening slowly, is do"n very w Ml, I while th2hay crop is fine. In the sout i. cen tral, and western co untie the weeo : has been unfavorable to swet and lato potatoes and late corn. 3. B. Jenniso?, Signal corn. Assistant Director. Mexican Anfqult'es. Washington. D. C, September 3. To day at the Smithsonian institute occur the sale of the Abadiano collection of Mextcan antiquities. This is one of the most inter esting collections in the institution and the sale will be made by United States Marshal' Ban-dell to satisfy an execution of D. Ap pleton & Co. Tho co'Ject:on co iists of valuable reoroductions of sime of thearch relojical, historical and artiste antiqui ties of Mexica, taken from tha ongina.s be longing to the Mexican government by Senor Eufemio Abadiano. 'Ihe most im portant specimen, perhaps, is tho Azt c cal endar stone. The original is twelve feet in diameter and weighs twenty-one ton. It is circular in shape and nch in decorations and hieroglyphics. It gave tho Aztecs the time of day with astronomical accuracy. Another remarkable reproduction is tho "Cuanhxicalli of Tizoc." a sacrificial stone. It is an historical religious monumsnt, and' is supposed to have been erected to com memorate the victories' of Tizoc over the other tribes. It was afterward? u?ed for sacrificial purpose?. A specimen of Maya workmanship is "Chacmoot,-' the figure of a native in a reclining position. It repre sents the king of the Aztecs and is supposed to have been erected by his wife. Another is tho Mexican cicle, represented by a ban--die of reeds tied by cords, illustrating tho Aztec century of fifty-two years. From su-j perctitious causes the Aztecs feared the de- struction of the world at the end of the cen-' tury. The populace spent the last night in tho greatest constern tion, anc1 at exactly1, midnight a human sacrifice was offered up,i and over the victim's still palpitating heart the priests, with the aid of two dry sticks,; ignited new fires which were carried about, signifying that the world would exist! for another century- A number of otheq equally interesting specimens form part of the collection, of which twenty-nine in all1 are to be sold. Minnesota and Montana Fires. Lac Qui Parlv, Minn., September 4. AJ prairie fire ten miles wide is sleeping the Minnesota bottom lands, and the town ofj Big Stone Citv is threatened. Hundreds oft farmers have lost their hay and stock. Cinnab vn, Mont. The town of Gardiner on the edge of National park is entirely de stroyed by fire; only one house was saved) out of about thirty in alL Fires aro report-: ed in the neighborhood of Empire, endan- gering the mills of the Empire Milling cjmJ pany. Helena, Mont. Black Pine, in Dees Lodge county, is destroyed by fire. A New Commissioner. Deer Park, Md., September 3. The fol-, lowing appointments have been issued from! the summer executivo quarters: John C. Watson, of Nebroska, attorney" for Alaska. Edward Mitchell, of New York, attorney for southern district ot New York. Willis Vandevanter, of Wyoming, chief justice Wheelock G. Veasy, of Vermont, inter, state Tn,merce commissioner. Carlisle's Opinion. Wichita, Kan., September 2. Ex-Speaker' John G. Carlisle, was interviewed about Cherokee matters. Ho said: "When the Cherokee legislature meets this winter I presume that the sale of the' Cherokee strip will be made. It not the" government will probably condemn thej strip, appoint aDpraisers and take possession of the land on the same pnnciple that prop erty is condemned for railroad purposes." C'gar Labels of No Value. St. Louis, Mo., September 4. In the United States circuit court, Judge Thayer rendered a decision to the effect that thof pounterfeitm??' of the union label used on) cigars cannot be prevente I or punished. The ruling will attect tho cigar mafcers' or ganization in the Un'tsd States and Canada it is claimed very seriously, a9 it practically decides that their label is of no value what ever. Fire at Holton. Holton, Kan., September 4. A fire broke! out m the cellar of Fleming & Newell's drugj store and did considerable damage before itl was got under control. T. H. Nawell, one of the proprietors, was accidentilly struck! by an axe, while working in the srmke-hlledj room, and bis left arm almost seven severed be-1 tween the wrist and elbow. The pecuniary- loss will not bo great. Gas and OH. Paola, Kan., September 3. A Kansas' City company has the contract to drill thoi 3,500 foot well in Paola and the machinery is arriving. The well will be near the cen ter of the town. Osawatomie struck several good sas wells lately an1 all the power of! the state insane asylum is furnished by thej aid of natural gas. Ga; and oil seem to bo. plentiful around Paola and Osiwatomie. Traffic Manager. Chicago, September 2. Eastern newt papers say that W. S. Alexander, at present general traffic manager of the St. Paul fc Manitoba, may succeed W. F. White as traf fic manager of the Santa Fc. It is also be lieved that C. W. Smith, formerly vice president, will be asked to take a respon sible position. The Behrln Ss Dispute. London, September 4. The Observe"", commenting on the Bchring Sea question, snys: "An American company could not buy what Russia had not to sell, naTiely, the rght of etclusive property in Behring sea The most unan werable protest against Russia's claim to Behring sea was issued by President Pierce's administration." An Indigrnation Meeting. Tictorh, British Columbia, Se tember 4. An indigna ion moot ng o parties inter ested in the sealing industry in Behring sea has been held. Resolutions were pissed asking for compensttioa for vessels already seized, for protection in the future, and for a speedy settlement of the difficulty. Killed In trie Territory. Kamsas Citv, Mo., September 3. Chief Speers received a telegram from W. H. P Trudgson, of Purcell, L T., stating that John Murphy, a carpenter, was killed there and that Murphy's parents reside in Kansas City. The chief has thus far been unable to loca e the father and mother of the de. ceased. Two Appoin mants. Dexb Park, September 4. President Harrison has appointed George O. Eaton, of Montana, surveyor general of Montana, and John Little, of Ohio, commissioner in b- hiuf of the United States on the Yaazuelaa claim commission. a.-4 w -J ft "" &J M i .ya varf -jy? 3 f " .