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Herat FHltir Devoted to Tie Interests of V s S f.S ii Kansas jP Trego ft ) Yearly SutosoriiDtion si.50 SIXTEENTH YEAR. WAITE. He is Renominated on the First Ballot. I'rof. Iyhi: shipwm ked and His JSajjij;i;;e I.otit Threp-r'ourl h of ii it-iigo's Idle I1r. Vow at Work Fatal Saiv !imt as On ifksaticl. Tliat Mill fond Trap. Dci.i'Ti:. Minn.. September 7. The mill pond trap where an unknown number of per-on sought refuga has not yet been ex plored, the sawdust on all sides being still a smouldering niass of tire. The sawdust banks of the pond were like quicksand and wnen the people rushed through trn alleys in the burning lumber yard and mill yards to reach the water they still had to pass through the engulphing sawdust. It is likely that many failed to reach oren water. There are over 1,000 destitute refugees from the Hinckley and Sandstone fires now in Duluth. Over $3,0.7.) has been raised here for their relief, and food, clothing and lumber is being given liberally for rebuild ing. One hundred people have leen sent to friends in other cities. Engineer Ed Berry and Conductor Harry Powers, of an Eastern Minnesota freight train, rank among the heroes of the lire. They rescued 47K people in the box cars of their trahi and took them over burning ties and the lift) foot bridge across the Kettle river, which was blazing and trembling un der the wheels, apparently ready to fall, to safety Wichita station Rubbed. At about noon a robbery was committed at the Rock Island depot at Wichita. Miss Kimball, the operator, went to din ner, locked the dr and did not dream that anybody would le so daring as to attempt an entrance at that hour of the day when dozen of eople were continually passing by. When she returned, however, the safe was forced open, the windows were raised nnd other evident- s of recent visit of a burglar wore plainly visible. The loss al together will amount to about &K30. Most of the cash taken was the individual prop erty of M:ss Kimball. Stec-ring the Missouri River. Atchison, Ka"., September 7. A force of twenty-five men are at work digging a 1,500 foot trench, by means of which it is hoped to turn the channel of the Missouri river and relieve th pressure on the East Atchison dyke. The engineer in charge does not ex pect to turn the river through this opening, which will be completed in ten days, but he expects to turn a portion of the stream into it, which will gradually cut out a ned for the mam body of the river. No More Hoy Soldiers. Wafhinctox, T). C September 7. (icueral choricld has ordered that hereafter, in view of the small number of vacancies in the army and the consequent restrictions upon recruiting, that no person under the age of 11 will bo enlisted, except boys as musicians or to learn music. Thrifty Management. Kjiiukm. Kan., September 7. There is much criticism hereof the action of the state normal authorities in charging a reserved seat fee of 50 cents for the auditorium and 25 cents for the gallery at the new wing dedi cation. Vitus say that charging an admis sion fee to the dedication of a public build ing is unheard of. Ottieers io to Leavenworth. TorF.KA, Kay.. September 7. The militia school, which will last all the week, opens on the Foil Leavenworth reservation next Monday. The officers will arrive at Leavenworth during Saturday and Sunday and will go into camp at once. llo Cholera in I. von County. Eni'OkiA, Kan., September 7. Hog chol era is prevailing to an alarming extent in this vicinity. Some of the largest raisers in Lyon county report losing theirentirestock. Knap Shots at the World. Waitk Renominated. The populist state convention of Colorado, in session at Pueblo, renominated Governor Waite on the first ballot on August 5. There had been a pro longed tight before the committee on cre dentials, in which the anti-Waite crowd was finally beaten, and the report of the com mittee was adopted amid great disturbance. A ballot was immediately taken and Waite nominated. During the ballot the anti-delegates left the convention. Too Mast There. By direction of Gen eral Franklin, president of the board of managers, an order was issued from the Na tional Soldiers home at Leavenworth stat ing ihat no more veterans could be received at present, on account of the hard times. Veterans have been coming into the home in large number lately, and there are 2,82 on the rolls, or twenty-two more than ever before. Now Earkino Wages. Joseph Gruenhut, statistician of the Chicago health depart ment, savs that three-fourths of the working people who were "out of employment a year go are now earning wages. He bases his estimated on reports by factory inspectors. The idle wage workers last September were 100,000. They are now 25,000. Low Watrr. Calhoun county, III., a long atrip of rich land between the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, is now cut off from the world by the lowness of the water. It has no railroad communication, boats cannot reach it. Horse men ford the Mississippi river from Elsah without getting saddles wet, a thing hitherto unknown. Prof. Dtche Shipwrecked. The vessel carrying the scientists party, of which Prof. Dyche. of Kansas university, was one, was wrecked in Davis strait. The scientists lost all their baggage and the results of their work and were on short rations during the len days it took thorn to sail in a schooner to North Sidney, B. C. Majority at Work. There is like'y to be no final order calling off the strike at Pull man. Several meetings have been called to do it, but the men did not attend. It is said that the reason for this apparent apathy on the part of the strikers is that the majority of each union are at present employed in the shops. George A. Eddy Dead. George A. Eddy died at Newcastle, Col., while on a hunting trip. Ho was 01 years old. His home was in Leavenworth. H was one of the receiv ers of the M., K. & T. railw-ay some years Ovebmieh and Peffer. Arrangements have been made for a joint debate at the opera houe at Fort Scott between David Overmyer and Senator Peffer September 12. The democrats issued the challenge. Scott Harrison Out. The president has appointed Milton Welch surveyor of the port of Kansas City, in place of Scott Harrison, removed. "Lon" Hunter Hurt. Tofma, Kax., September 8. Alonzo H. Hunter, familiarly known as '-Lon" Hunter in the Santa Fe shops, was the victim of an accident in which his right leg- was cut off below the knee. Mr. Hunter, who is an expert cabinet maker, and has been employed in the Santa Fe shops about fifteen years, has all summer been planning a trip to Pennsylvania to see his aged mother. He went to Superintendent Player's office and got a pass to take him on his trip. He had made arrangements for his lay-off and had his pass in his pocket and was returning to his work, in the passenger coach depart ment, wbeu the accident occurred. Between the round house and the car shops is a wide stretch of tracks; on some of them cars are standing for repairs and others are used for switching purposes. Mr. Hunter was watching a yard crew handling some passenger coaches, and hur riedly jumped across a track to let them pass, but did not see another switching crew with a long string of box cars coming from the opposite direction on the next track. In his hurry to get out of the way of the first train he walked right into the other, and when found by a switchman was lying on his back along side the track, his right leg horribly mangled and bleeding profusely. Morton Opposes Irrigation. Washington, D. C, September 8. The Tiews entertained by Secretary Morton, of the agricultural department, regarding tha purposes of irrigation conventions and the propriety of representatives of his bureau taking part in them, which he so plainly ex pressed to the irrigation congresses in Den ver, are not of recent origin. No little cor respondence has been carried on by him on the subject of irrigation, tending in the same direction. In a letter to Edward Chase, of Brigham City, Utah, the president of the congress, written March 3, Secretary Morton said: "The farmers complain now of over pro duction, and why tney should petition the government to make appropriations to ferti lize arid lands with water and beget still greater production, I am at a loss to deter mine. Really, the farmer who asks the gov ernment for an appropriation with which to irrigate the arid and sub-rid regions peti tions tho government to tax him so as to create more competitors for him in the mar kets of the world."' Two Hijj I:iys in It-s Mn-nes. The laying of the corner stone of the Iowa soldiers' and sailors' monument at Des .Moines. Iowa, to-jk ilace September C. The parade was second only to that great battle ting day celebration. The monument site is immediately south of the capitol, on the brow of the hill over looking the entire business portion of the city. Governor .Jackson was president of the day. The ceremony of laying the stone was in charge of the Masonic fraternity. An ad dress was made by ex-Unit d States Senator lames Harlan. Deputy Commander George A. Newman, of the G. A. it., and Hon. Thomas Hodg". Sorrow w;;s expressed tint Governor Kirk- wood was not spared to attend this and the great flag day celebration preceding it. The day was cloudy and cool. Immense crowds witnessed the ceremonies. All the available space was taken, even the house tops being occupied. I'reparing a Welcome. An eruption of red, white and blue has broken out all over the cities of Pittsburg and Allegheny. It has become epidemic and every hour sees fresh bursts of color, while the stars on "Old Glory'' rival in numbi-r those of the heavens. Every busi ness house is robed in bunting and decorated with banners, and there will be few dwel lings that will not be decked in the national colors. Magnificent arches are being erected on the main thoroughfares; search-lights of in tense power are being placed on tho sur rounding heights and experts are trying to outdo each other in the size and beauty of electric light designs. Business, politics and social functions are merely side issues just now. The one prevailing and all absorbing idea is a fitting reception for the veterans who are coining here to attend the twenty-eighth national encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic. Is Cameron to Go? Washington, D. C. September 8. Those closest to him are convinced thit Senator Don Cameron, of Pennsylvania, has long contemplated jumping over to the populist 3ide. Shou'd the elections this year show the republicans as receding and populists as the advancing tide, they believe that Don Cameron will not hesitate to take the step. A Pennsylvania republican of long years and experience not long since remarked that Don Cameron could take with him on the silver question the body of the republicans. If they cannot get the senate in 1895 the populists possibly may ho'.d the balance of power. Salt From Kngland Free From Duty, f Washington. D. C. September- 8. The treasury department, in a letter in answer to an inquiry from the Leroy Salt company, of Leroy N. Y., states salt imported from England is free from duty under the new law, inasmuch as England does not impose a duty on salt imported into that country from the United States. This decision however, does not apply to Canada and some other English dependencies. A pecu liar feature of the new law permits salt from those countries upon which a duty is levied to come into this country free if it comes by the way of Liverpool. Washouts on the Snta Fe. Tope k a, September 8. The rain of Wednes day night caused the Santa Fe consider able trouble on the main line near Peabody and greater trouble on the Howard branch neiir Hamilton, some miles south of Em poria. The washtout at Peabody delayed the night trains about three hours. North of Hamilton a hole thirty feet long and fifteen feet deep was washed out of the track grade. Two miles south of Hamilton the track was washed out of line for oCO leet. It took some time to clear this latter for the passage of trains The damage was not large in either caso. faved Thpmselves In the Like. A special to the Minneapolis, Minn. Tri- bune from Carlton, Minn., says: Everything burned at Cromwell except the school house. Fire came upon them without warning: people saved themselves by get ting into the lake. It is feared that many settlers lost their lives. Relief train sent from here at onct and brought people down. Relief commit tee was organized and sufferers cared for. Even the .ties of the railroad were burned. The fires are smouldering and another wind would caufee etill further disaster. WA-KEENEY, HIDE AND SEEK. This is the PhasD of the Busi ness Outlook. Cotton 1-abries Higher, Resulting From Strikes New Taws Proposed Governing- Kansas Institutions Good Kainsln Three Suffering States. Financial .Sunshine and Clouds. New Iokk, September 10. K. G. Dun Jc Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says: The business outlook is much like an April day. with alternate clouds and sunshine. In some branches strong improvement still continues, while in others it is diminishing, Strikes lessen for the time the working force perhaps as much as it is otherwise in creased. The strikes in cotton mills have adranced prices so much that a settlement is thought not far distant. 1 he government crop report is expected to foreshadow a great loss in corn, while other observers believe reports materially exaggerated, and estimates of the yield range an me way irom l,oOO,UOO,OuO to 1,700,000, 000. This uncertainty affects business Dros- pects to some extent and an advauce of Jc mo past, ween nas louowea receipts not half tnose or the same week last year. Wheat re ceipts have been 5,6,157 bushels against 4,650,337 bushels last year, and yet the price advanced gc, although Atlantic exports. were on'y i,io,b4 bushels, against 2,111,- last year. ork advanced 25 cents per barrel and lard 2o cents per 100 pounds as smaller esti. mates of the corn 6upply were entertained sales of pounds, of wool have fallen to 4.115.100 which about a million pounds actually belonged to the previous week, against , 616,800 in 1892, and domestic hne wool has weakened about a cent at Boston, although Australian has advanced y, cents with stronger foreign markets. Failures in August: Liabilities of $10, 130,477, which $3,172.3.'i0 were in manufac turing and $5,078,153 in trading concerns. During the week the failures were 215 in the United States against 323 last year, and 47 in Canada against o last year, AVhat Has Congress Dane. Atlanta, Ga., September 10. Speaker Crisp and Secretary Hoke Smith opened their Georgia campaign here together. Mr. Crisp summarized his own speech thus: A hat has that democratic congress so far done for the people? While we have not done ail we hoped to do, we have done more in the past year to redress the wrongs of the people; we have done more for their relief than was ever I done by any party in the sime length of time in any country under the sun. These are bold words, yet I hold myself at all times ready to defend them. Coming into power at a time of panic, when business was at a standstill, when labor was unemployed. when our treasury was emoty, with courage and fidelity we entered upon a struggle with trie enemies ot the people; weemergea from that struggle victorious in this; "We havo repealed the McKinley law. "We have greatly reduced taxation. 'We have made living cheaper. "We have made all money taxable. "We have taxed surplus incomes. "A e have restored freedom of elections in the repeal of tha election laws. "We have reduced public expenditures and we have declared undying hostility to the trusts and monopolies organized for the oppression of the people. "On these foundations 'We build our house,' on these issues we go before the pub lic; for them we have 'fought the good tight.' To them we have kept faith and of them we have no fear." Drafting New taws for .State Charities. Topeka, Kan., September 10. Senator Householder, who is also a member of the state board of charities, has been working for some time on a bill which he will urge before the next legislature, which will repeal ail the present laws governing the state charitable institutions and enact an entirely new set of laws. One of the principal features of Senator Householder's bill is, that it provides that not more than two members of the same political party shall be appointed on the state board of charities. He will also urge a provision for the retention in office of capa ble employes when the state administration changes. Senator Householder says the conference of all the officers of the state charitable in stitutions in the state and all persons inter ested m cnaruirs wnicn was to beheld in Topeka this summer will be held in Novem ber after election. At this meeting Senator Householder will submit his bill and will urge that it be rec ommended to the legislature for favorable consideration. Hertford Mill Troubles. New Bedford, Mass., Septemper 10. The break in the ranks of the mill owners is wid ening. A number of them favor a compro mise with tha strikers, and it is understood steps to this end have been taken. The manufacturers' proposition is to start up at a reduction of 5 per cent, instead of 10 per cent, and the cut to be restored when tho cloth market reaches 3 cents. This proposition, it is understood, the operatives have rejected, claiming that when the market reaches 3 cents, the time will come for an increase in wages to more than the restoration of a reduction. A number of the directors and stockholders are begin ning to be dissatisfied with the present con dition of affairs and wact the help 'taken back at the old schedules, statin; the mills can then make money. The Hiawatha Car Works. Hiawatha, Ka, September 10. The rep resentatives of the Pullman co-operative club arrived here and a mass meeting was held to consider their proposition that local capital invest f 50, 000 in stock at 6 per cent interest and a division of profits with em ployes. It will likely be accepted, as every body seems favorably impressed with the proieet. Hiawatha has Lawrence and Emporia bidding against it. Drenched Willi Knin. The remarkable drouth throughout the west, which lasted for over two months was effectually broken on th3 morning of Sep tember", when a furions rain was experi enced. The area inc'uded all of Iowa, most of Michigan and all of Wisconsin, except the northwest portion. Another of the Old Crowd. Major H. L. Bickford, a military contrac tor well known in the west, died suddenly at El Reno, O. T., September 7, ol apoplexy. He is a pioneer Kansan, havit.g tesided ioz twenty years at Leavenworth. KANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1894. Several Villages Hit. Lightning played havoc among the vari ous small towns of northern Illinois a few nights since. As a result the business por tion of Malta, a village of 600, is in ashe with losses aggregating $50,000. The little hamiet of Henrietta was also visited by lightning and comnletelv wined out. The losses will not prove very exten sive, however, as but rive or six houses wera there. At Caledonia four buildings wpmstrnnli nt different times and each of those structures were destroyed. At Llmhurst a biz barn was struck ami in. tally destroyed. Kockford came in for its share of Aqmoa. ind in that town three fires were caused by lightning. At Beividere a physician's stable was struck nd consumed, together with two horses and a carriage. Jluntley suffered the loss of three build ings, one of which was a stable. In the lat ter instance four horses were cremated. the Northwestern raiiroad track for a stretch of V,0&. feet at Trout park is washed out by the heavy rain flood. At Geneva also a washout occurred on th Air Line, carrying away a larae section of track. Resolutions at Denver. The Denver irrigation congress adopted a series of resolutions, including the follow ing: That there shall be appointed a national irrigation commission, vested with the super vision of such irrigation works as mnv ha constructed by the federal government. The national irrigation commission shall also be charged with tho work of making an imme diate investigation of the problem of inter- . 1 .1.1 L-t.no J . .U .u" V " 4" i i"7r " -""'f" "L ."L " ZaILlAs P?"ie a and final adjudication of the question be tween states and a plan for the division of streams on a basis of justice and eauity. rrLi 11 - ... . 1 iuai suiucieni appropriation be secured from the general government for carrvincr on the work of discovering waters, apptica- oie to ine reclamation ot the arid lands, and for the prosecution of survevs neepssarv to determine the location of lands susceptible of irrigation, and the selection and segrega tion of reservoir sites. That reservoir sites heretofore reservorl Vw the government shall be released and maiia available upon application therefor by states and territories. That the desert land law be repealed. Origin of th Great Timber Fires. St. Cloud, Minn., September 11. There are 6trong intimations that the stite senatorial committee. which has for months been investigating tho frauds against tho state in the cutting of pine from the school lands will oe abletos-how that not only the "timber pirates'' appropriated millions ot dollars worth of lumber be- .x!ging to the state, but that in trying to cover up their stealings they started the tires which have resulted in the terrible loss of life and property in Pine. Kanabec, Carl ton, and other counties in the pine belt. The charge is that the lumbermen have fired the pine remnants on the lands which they improperly cleared to render measure ment of stump "ge imriossib e and thereby shut off any suits which the commission m.ght attempt to bring against them. A man employed by the commission to ferret out cases of lumber thieving declares that he has secured sworn e" Jence that mill ions of feet of lumber had been stolen and that as soon as it had been cut the lumber men had instructed their employes to burn the ground over and "make a good clean job of it." This is a possible explanation of mo.-t of the fires that have swept this region. No More Sorghum Sugar. Fort Scott, Kan., September 1L There are but two sorghum ugar factories in the state and neither of them will make any sugar this year. One is at Medicine Lodge and the other in this city. The latter made over 30,000 pounds of susar last sea son and claimed over $11,000 bounty. The former made less than 100,000 pounds, owing to a failure of the cane crop. This year Dotn factories were contemplating an unpre cedented output, as the cane croo is excen- tionauy good, Dut it is being worked into syrup and shipped out, the managers claim ing that the sugar duty does not enhance the price of sugar sufficiently to make sugar as prontaDle as sorghum. Ane sugar industry which six years asro seemed so promising in Kansas cannot be adjudged a success. Even with the advan tages of a bounty of 2 cents a pound the six mills in operation in the state in 1888 had been reduced to two in 1893. and the ma chinery had been shipped to Louisiana for sugar cane factories. The manufacture of l i . "ii sorgnum, nowever, is rapidly Decomme a feature of farming in southeast Kansas and an average of over a dozen cars a week are 6hipped from this city. Ncvr Code Adopted. The supreme lodga Knights of Pythias adopted a plan to raise funds for the Pythian university at Oallatin, Tenn., and under it a subscription of 25 cents will be requested from each knight. The new code of rules makes the supreme lodge and the untorm rank independent of each, so it is not certain that they will meet at the same place hereafter. The supreme lodge adjourned to meet jji Minneapolis the last Tuesday in August, 1S'.)7. At the last session the newly elected officers were installed and the following ap pointed members ot the supreme tribunal: George E. Seay, Tennessee, five years: John H. Alexander. Virginia, four vpara; Edward R. Graham, Alabama, three years: Benjamin T. Chase. Maine, two years, and Irank H. Starke, Wyoming, one year. , Farmers Did Their Share of It. Topeka, September 1L That business is improving in Topeka is evidenced by the report of bank clearings for last week. The increase is 57- per cent over the same week last year. The best five cities in the United States show an equal rate per cent of in crease. Hon. P. I. Bonebrake, president of the Central National bank, says that the last five days of the week the bank did a larger amount of business than ever before in the same length of time and presumed the other banks did e iuaily as wed. Tho farm ers did a good hre of tha business. All ii.vorres Null. Gcttteie, O. T., September 11. A decision of the supreme court of the territory nullifies all divorces granted by probate judges in Oklahoma sirca March. lSrXi. There have been fuily 400 tuch divorces granted and as a large perceataga of tbe persons so divorced have been married since they are guilty of bigamy. Tbe persons auceted are scattered through out the United Stat?s, having come here to take advantage of tbe territory's law, wh.ci permits "divorce for any one of thirteen causes, after a residence of ninety days ia established. . VETERANS. Great Numbers at the National Encampment. Sad Scenes in Western Nebraska Floods in Oklahoma .Jen" Hudson Withdraws Three States storm Covered For eigners leaving the Country. Nebraska in a Itad Flight. Omaha. Neb., Sept?mb3r 12. As a result of the many exaggerated reports in circula tion as to drouth destitution in Nebraska the Bee secured and published an accu rate statement in each county from the county commissioners. These reports indicate that the actual condition of the people in the drouth stricken counties is not and does not promise to become as serious as heretofore predicted. Only in the western portion of the state are there likely to be urgent demauds for aid. In Lincoln county the situation is worse than elsewhere. The report from there says : On every hand abandoned homesteads and whitened and withered corn tell the story of discouragement and despair. Along the streams where irrigation has furnished mois ture farmers have succeeded in raising crops. Elsewhere everything has burned. Many farmers are too poor to move away. With chattel mortgages on their possessions they must leave barehanded or stay to starve un less outside help is furnished. Every day new applications for county charity evidence the growing distress. Sta e aid is absolutely necessary. Afraid of Next Winter. Sax Francisco, Cat-., September 12. Steamers which arrive here weekly from Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, China, Japan and Central American states, have few, if any immigrants, while the emigra tion is becoming greater daily. The Italian, Portuguese and Slavonian laborers do not like the outlook for next winter and are making a rush for the east of Europe. An agent who controls much of the travel between this city and Europe said: "Dur ing last month I sold over 430 6teamshiD tickets to Italians and Portuguese who want to get out of America. Last week I sent away fifty-two Italians who wanted to escape a winter in San Francisco. The Latin people as a class are afraid to risk next winter here, nd all who have the money are hurrying home. Those who can not reach Spain, Italy or Portugal are go ing east, as they consider their chances of work there better than here. It is not a question of tariff or no tariff, but simply of a survival of tho man wno will work for the least money. In consequence, the Chinese and Japaness hold th- fort.'" Official Crop Report. Washington, D. C. September 12. The report of the statistician of the department of agriculture for the month of September shows a decline in the condition of corn to 63.4 from 69.1 in the month of August and 95 in the month of July. This is a decline of a.i points from August and 31.0 from the July condition. The change is marked in nearly all of the great corn states. The present condition is o in Kentucky. 70 in Ohio, 55 in Michigan tso in Indiana, o in Illinois, ol in iseonsin 60 in Minnesota. 45 in Kansas, 15 in Ne braska and 16 in South Dakota. In most of the southern stales the condition has risen and a good crop is certain. The percentage of the corn crop cut up or abandoned by states reported is as follows Indiana 16, Illinois 10, Wisconsin 21, Iowa io.'Missoun 16. Kansas 51, Nebraska 81 and South Dakota 81. Another Klectrical Storm. A severe electrical storm accompanied by high winds passed over northeastern Iowa, northern Illinois and Indiana on September 10, accompanied by heavy thunder and lightning and torrents of rain and hail. Marshalltown, Clinton and Davenport, Iowa, report considerable damge. Similar reports come from Kochelle, Spring Valley, Bloomington. Elgin and other Illinois towns and from Columbia City, Fort Wayne and south Hind, lnd. In Chic go numerous streets were flooded tnrougn tne cnoKing ot sewers and numer ous shade trees blown down. Forty-Four Years Old. California generally celebrated September 10, it being the forty-fourth anniversary of the day that state was admitted intoNthe Union; however, San Jose was the point of central interest on the occasion. At San Josa there assembled the ''Native Sons'' and the "Native Daughters" from all sections ot the state. ine ieature ot tne celebration was a mag nificent street parade, the ore-cession beinsz an nour passirg a certain point. 1 he vari ous organizations of Native Sons and Native Daughters displayed many handsome ban ners and floats. Representative Hudson Withdraws. Chairman Briedenthal, of the populist state central committee, has received definite information of the withdrawal from the race in the Third district of Jeff Hudson, the present congressman. Hudson was nominated as a fusion candi date by the populists two years ago to suc ceed Ben Clover, and was elected by a ma jority of 2.200 over ex-Governor Humphrey. lhis year the populists renominated Hud son, bnt the democrats refused to endorse him and have nominated W. F. Sapp, of Galena. Multitudes of Veterans. The parade of naval veterans at the Pitts burg national encampment was participated in by about 1,000 "old tars." Many relics were carried in the parade. The grand parade of the Grand Armv of the Republic, the next day, September 11. was variously estimated, being probably mora than o,0l men inline: possibly as many as 90,000. The day was a general holi day, business being su-pnded as far as prac ticable in both Pittsburg and Allegheny City. Flood Waist Deep in Perry. Perry, O. T., and vicinity was visited by two waterspouts Sunday night. September Many business hou:-es were inundated and in the low lands many homes were filled with water and inmates were compelled tt wade out of their housss and leave their goods bthind. In some of the streets water was waist deep. Fnpre fitable Short Lines. NewTobk, September 12. At the mettine of the government directors of the Unioc Pacific road, held in this city. Master in Chancery Cornish took testimony bearing upon the continued operation by the Union Pacific receivers of the small lines in Kan sas, Wyoming, Colorado and Oregon, known cs the "cripple roads." Givlor STATE NEWS. Mrs Margaret Wood, widew late Col. Sam K. Wood, lias been ed a pension. of the grant Wichita has voted by a good majority to issue S10,00Qof city bonds, to bore for coal or gas. The housekeeper at the Soldiers' Or phans' home at Atchison has put up GOO quarts of tomatoes. Rain fell at Pittsburg during the first four days of September to the total of six and one-half inches. Kansas has 1CG,G17 farms, according to the report of the census bureau, rank ing seventh in the list of states, and surpassed only by Ohio, Illinois, souri, Texas, New York and Iowa. Mis- The Grand Army of the Republic has about 16,000 members in Kansas, and the new department commander Las been complimented from headquarters for the excellent showing made in bis official report. The survivors of the Second, Ninth and Thirteenth Kansas will hold a re union at Marysville on September 18, 19 and 20. Adjutant General Davis has notified the committee that he will issue tents for the occasion. Iola special: A cloud burst accom panied by a tornado visited this town Sept. 3 and did a large amount of dam age, destroying shade trees and tearing down awnings and signs. Two inches of rain fell in fifteen minutes. Atchison Champion : An eastern firm has opened a deot for buying and ship ping apples at I'arnell. They are put ting up a building forty feet wide by sixty feet long. There are a great many apples in the vicinity of Parnell; one man has over 700 barrels. The new firm will buv all that is offered. Lineman Luckey, of the telephone company of Leavenworth, was accident ally drowned in Atchison. He was cross ing the river at Atchison in a skiff when it got into a whirlpool and cap sized with him. Mr. Luekev has been with " the 'telephone company several years, and was a good steady man. Miss Susan B. Anthony has recently turned over to the Kansas treasurer. certain lands in this state recently be queathed to her. The Kansas campaign committee will realize as much as pos sible from the lands for the payment of campaign expenses. Miss Anthonv will probably come to Kansas in October. At Medicine Lodge during the heavy thunder storm of September 1, a gentle man from Leavenworth who was former ly in the cattle business in that coun ty with a man bv the name of Hoover was struck by lightning and instantly killed. He was driving out to Hoover's ranch at the time in a two-horse buggy. Prof. Snow's weather report for Au gust says: "The warmest August of our record, except that of 1874. There were twenty -one days on which the mercury reached 90 degrees. The preciptiation was less in only one August of the twentv-six vears of our record. The total run of the wind was lower than the August average." A eteam pipe connecting boilers in the Leavenworth electric light plant bursted, killing James Porter, a fireman. He was working close to the pipe when it exploded, which knocked him down and the 6team poured over him for fully fifteen minutes. Porter was literally boiled cident, dren. alive and died soon after the ac He leaves a wife and six chil- The Lawrence schools opened with a larger attendance than was ever known in the city. The increase is apparent from the High school clear down to the first grade. Though the teaching force is the same in number as last vear pro vision has been made for the accommo- diation of all. A kindergarten depart ment has been added to the citv schools and while as vet supported bv private patronage, the indications are that it will soora become a part of the regular school svstem. ' Mound Valley letter: Last April Oscar Cullison, a young lawyer, married the village belle, Lizzie Prescott, daugh ter of a retired farmer. From the first month of their marriage Cullison abased her. The other morning while shaving, she declares, he threw a razor at her which missed her bv a hair's breadth. and then beat her. In the afternoon she told her father, who got a big whip and flogged his son-in-law in front of the postoffice. A committee of citizens has advised him to leave town. Lawrence letter: Lawrence may have felt the financial panic to a certain ex tent in some parts of the city, but South and "West Lawrence are certainly in a prosperous condition. Aside from the Spooner library building, costing $90, 000. the Electrical Engineering building. $50,000; Iliable Bros., cooperage, $10,- 000, and Barteldcs Seed company ware houses, $70,000. the list of residences is a long one. The more important of these are General J. W. Roberts' new residence, valued at $40,000; Chancel lor Snow's residence, $10,000, and build ings of August Wulfkuhle, 3,000; F. S. Hester, 1,000; Ed. House, $5,000; A. Bigsby, $2,000; A. Guffler, $1,000; Mrs. C. W. Babcock, $5,000; J. IL Fin ney, $2,000; C. IL Winship, $2,500; and a large number of others, costing $1,000 or less. rts Crools.8, Xx-ojox-s. NUMBER 31. In the height of the terrible rain at Wichita which prevailed for several hours, the house of Thomas Herman a ; was 6truck bv lierhtninsr and his little boy George, aged 4 years, was instantly killed and his little girl, Iona, was ter ribly burner! about the body, tho rest of the family being badly shocked but not serionsly injured. The house was j greatly damaged, the wall where the j bolt entered ixnng wrecked and the I shingles from the roof sent flying in all j directions. Though the little girl is j badly injured, she will most likely re cover. Winfield was visited bv a terrific wind and electric storm September 3, and at one time many thought it was v wate spout. The rain was two inches. The wind did considerable dam age by blowing down Fhade and fruit trees and chimneys from the residences. Lightning struck the large stone barn owned by Frank Strong and it was burned to the ground, including its con tents. The large barn owned by Jack Eandall was also struck during the storm and burned, together with its contents, which consisted of hay and grain. The stock was taken out and escaped injury in both cases. The loss is estimated sit $4,300 and no insurance. The six men who were in jail at Sedan, Chautauqua county, Kansas, charged with the murder, in June 1890, of John S. Frazer, a cattle owner, wera discharged without any hearing or trial. The arrest of the six men had been made on the strength of statements of one John New, a prisoner in the state penitentiary, who had given a complete history of the crime and sworn to it but who, when officers went to Lansing to bring him to Sedan to testify at the trial absolutely refused to go. Warden Chase refused to compel him to go and there was nothing to do but drop the prosecu tion. It is said that much corrobora tive evidence has been gathered in sup port of News statements. Leavenworth's big rain was on tho morning of September 2. It commenced about midnight and the water came down in torrents for over two hours. At the new terminal freight depot on Three Mile creek the water could not be car ried off fast enough, and was dammed uu, making a large reservoir. At this place the water becameso high it washed away three stables and drowned four horses. The little child of a colored fam ily living in the neighborhood was also drowned. The water rushed into the house so fast that the grown persons had barely time to escape with their lives. The Missouri Pacific Bridge across Three Mile Creek, south of the union depot' washed away and trains over that road Lad to come in over the the Wyandotte.' LigLtning struck sev eral places around the city and many trees and sheds were blown down. Wash outs are reported from many places. KANSAS RAILROADING. The receipts at the Santa Fe treasu. rer's office Sept. 4, were larger than at any time during the past eight months. This is evidence that business is in creasing. The Santa Fe passenger business is increasing on all the lines. It was nec essary to add a chair car to the local train that leaves for Kansas City to ac commodate the passencers. The train then consisted of three chair cars and a coach. The Rock Island people prepared special car 200 for the woman's Relief corps to the Pittsburg national encamp ment. The Rock Island official train left Topeka at 3:50 Saturdav afternoon and the special was attached to this train. , It goes direct to Pittsburg via the Erie from Chicago. Atchison Champion: The new train service between Atchison and Topeka suits the people living in the intermedi ate towns exactly. They say they can come to Atchison now, starting after breakfast,, getting here at 9:30 in the morning and do their trading bv dav- - light and return home in time for sup per. ' The Santa Fe has said to the other lines that it will put in effect a rate of one fare for the round trip for the meet ing of the Kansas Exposition, Olympic and Race association in Topeka at the fair grounds September 18 to 21. The rate is one fare for the round trip and the tickets will be sold on 16 to 21, in clusive, good to return until 22 inclu sive. The Missouri Pacific railroad com pany began suit in the district court in Leavenworth to recover $5,000 and in terest for one year from the Leavenworth Terminal Bridge company. The suit is based on a claim for ground and the right to cross tracks at the east approach to tbe new bridge. Allegations are made that this amount was agreed upon but U-at no effort has been made to settle it. .STOCK AND FA RSI. Mr. Zimmerman, of Troy, is feeding two bushels of wheat per day to seven ty-five shoats, and 13 getting a gain of seventy-five pounds of pork per day as a result. On the Hoiden ranch in Eossvill. township,-west of Topeka, there are 2,000 acres of corn which will yield, on an average, nearly twenty-five bushelfi to the acre. tv'